Saskatchewan

Emergency crews respond to the Land Titles Building on 21st Street East near 4th Avenue South for a white powder incident on March 30, 2017.
Emergency crews respond to the Land Titles Building on 21st Street East near 4th Avenue South for a white powder incident on March 30, 2017. JT Marshall/CKOM News Staff

Hazmat at office of lawyer for accused suspicious package mailer

By CKOM News Staff
March 30, 2017 - 10:51am Updated: March 30, 2017 - 1:19pm

The lawyer for a woman accused of sending multiple suspicious packages received an envelope containing a white substance Thursday morning.

Brian Pfefferle confirmed to 650 CKOM the envelope was delivered to him at his law office at 311 21st Street East.

SUMA President Gordon Barnhart talks to media with Regina Mayor Michael Fougere (L), Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Yorkton Mayor Bob Maloney (R) after meeting with cabinet ministers March 29.
SUMA President Gordon Barnhart talks to media with Regina Mayor Michael Fougere (L), Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Yorkton Mayor Bob Maloney (R) after meeting with cabinet ministers March 29. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

The province and mayors talk grants in lieu in Regina

By CKOM News Staff
March 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Mayors met with provincial cabinet ministers at the legislature Wednesday to discuss the grants in lieu changes, announced in last weeks budget.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured Saskatchewan PolyTechnic with students during a visit to Saskatoon on March 29.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured Saskatchewan PolyTechnic with students during a visit to Saskatoon on March 29. JT Marshall/CKOM News staff

Trudeau tours Sask. Polytechnic to tout skills training investment

By JT Marshall/CKOM News Staff
March 30, 2017 - 6:39am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his second stop in Saskatoon in the last four months on Wednesday to tour trade programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

RCMP have charged Wesley John Veit with one count of first-degree murder in relation to the death of Heidi Veit.
RCMP have charged Wesley John Veit with one count of first-degree murder in relation to the death of Heidi Veit. Heidi Veit/Facebook

Wesley John Veit charged with murder of Heidi Veit

By Colin McGarrigle
March 29, 2017 - 10:06pm Updated: March 29, 2017 - 10:38pm

RCMP have charged Wesley John Veit with one count of first-degree murder in relation to the death of Heidi Veit.

Wesley J. Veit, from the R.M. of Buffalo, was taken into police custody at a residence in the R.M. of Buffalo at 6:53 p.m. this evening, March 29, without incident. 

Saskatoon-University MP Brad Trost is standing by comments made by a campaign spokesperson toward gay people on March 28, 2017.
Saskatoon-University MP Brad Trost is standing by comments made by a campaign spokesperson toward gay people on March 28, 2017. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. MP draws national attention for views on gay people

By CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2017 - 5:08pm

A Saskatoon MP – and Conservative Party leadership hopeful – will not apologize for his views on gay people.

Brad Trost, member for Saskatoon-University, told BuzzFeed he stands by the comments made on his behalf in a campaign video released Tuesday.

Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017.
Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017. Facebook/Dawn Loessin

Playful Paws case held up as kennel owner not served charges

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2017 - 4:46pm

A criminal court case over the deaths of 14 dogs at a Saskatoon kennel last fall is up in the air after a bizarre hearing Wednesday.

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre, David DePlaedt, didn't show up for the 2 p.m. court appearance.

Heidi Veit's body was found near Wilkie, Sask. on March 28, 2017. Police are investigating her death as suspicious.
Heidi Veit's body was found near Wilkie, Sask. on March 28, 2017. Police are investigating her death as suspicious. Facebook/Heidi Veit

'So sad:' Sask. town remembers respected educator

By Brent Bosker/CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2017 - 3:04pm Updated: March 29, 2017 - 4:34pm

The community of Wilkie is mourning the loss of a beloved educator, who RCMP say died under suspicious circumstances Tuesday.
 
Heidi Veit's body was found in a rural area outside the town, leaving people in the community of 1,300 in shock and disbelief.

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