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Rescue technicians from Warman on scene after a pickup truck fell through the ice at the Clarkboro ferry crossing on March 26, 2017.

Thin ice: Sask. drivers warned after truck falls into river

By 650 CKOM March 27, 2017 - 12:13pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 4:16pm

People are being warned about driving over ice after a truck fell through at a popular crossing north of Saskatoon.  

Warman Fire Rescue got a call around 7:30 a.m....

On Jan. 3, 2016 the Van de Vorst family (left to right Kamryn,5, Miguire,2, Chanda and Jordan) was killed by a drunk driver near Saskatoon.

One year later; what's changed in Sask. since a drunk driver killed the Van de Vorst family

By 650 CKOM January 3, 2017 - 6:57pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 5:03am

It's a somber anniversary for a Saskatoon family that lost four members in a drunk driving crash one year ago.

Parents Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst and their two...

No driver allowed to use hand held cell phone while driving.

SGI aims to diminish distracted driving

By Jessika Guse December 30, 2016 - 8:42pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 8:45pm

A new distracted driving law will take effect Sunday at 12:01 a.m.   The wording of the new legislation now includes holding, viewing, using or manipulating a cell phone while...

Many of the changes will be implemented on Jan. 1, with a few fees being implemented at some point in 2017.

New year, new fees: SGI hiking fees in 2017

By 980 CJME December 20, 2016 - 11:00am Updated: December 20, 2016 - 11:15am

Expect to pay more for SGI services in 2017.

The Crown corporation announced an increase in prices “to better reflect the costs of delivering services”, according to a...

An RCMP constable (back) shows Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for SGI, how automated license plate readers work.

Sask. police use new technology to find unregistered vehicles, suspended drivers

By Lauren Golosky November 30, 2016 - 12:11pm Updated: November 30, 2016 - 12:15pm

In an average day, RCMP Sgt. Al Hofland estimates a police officer can scan 80 license plates a day.

An automated license plate reader (ALPR) can scan 120 license plates...

SGI reports there were 335 offences related to impaired driving in total during the month of October.

More than 330 drunk drivers stopped by police in Sask. in October

By 980 CJME November 21, 2016 - 11:39am Updated: November 21, 2016 - 11:45am

Police stopped more than 330 drunk drivers during SGI and law enforcement’s province-wide focus on drunk driving in October.

SGI reports there were 335 offences related...

Photo of a white-tailed deer.

Collisions with wildlife up in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME October 13, 2016 - 9:50pm Updated: October 14, 2016 - 8:44am

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF), along with SGI, is encouraging drivers to be careful when traveling on the province's roads and highways.

There has been a...


Harsher penalties coming for Sask. speeders, those responsible for crashes

By 980 CJME September 6, 2016 - 2:40pm Updated: September 6, 2016 - 2:45pm

SGI's Safe Driver Recognition program is changing in just over a month.

Starting Oct. 12, a speeding conviction will now come with a harsher penalty. Drivers will lose...

Sask. law enforcement issued more than 100 tickets in July for exceeding 60 km/h while passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a work zone.

Sask. police buckle down on speeding in work zones

By 980 CJME August 25, 2016 - 9:56pm Updated: August 26, 2016 - 6:22am

Saskatchewan law enforcement were busy in July handing out hundreds of tickets for speeding, aggressive driving and other infractions during a monthly traffic safety blitz....

SGI getting ready to launch facial recognition software

By 980 CJME August 17, 2016 - 9:49pm Updated: August 17, 2016 - 10:00pm

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is launching its new facial recognition software on Aug. 24, which will be in place when issuing new driver's licences and photo ID...

SGI headquarters

SGI reports privacy breach, snooping in Vonda

By 980 CJME July 29, 2016 - 12:43pm Updated: July 29, 2016 - 12:45pm

Several customers are said to be affected after a privacy breach involving SGI.

The crown said an employee at an independent driver's license issuing office in Vonda was...

A photo radar box in Regina

SGI minister says photo radar is working

By Sarah Mills July 18, 2016 - 1:25pm Updated: July 19, 2016 - 10:06am

The number of car crash deaths in the province has dropped and the government believes photo radar played a part.   In 2015, there were 121 people killed on Saskatchewan roads...