Saskatchewan

A pipeline leaked 200,000 litres of oil 10 kilometres north of Stoughton, east of Weyburn, on agricultural land Jan. 21, 2017.
A pipeline leaked 200,000 litres of oil 10 kilometres north of Stoughton, east of Weyburn, on agricultural land Jan. 21, 2017. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Saskatchewan cleaning up after large pipeline oil spill on First Nations land

By CJME News Staff
January 23, 2017 - 4:41pm

Saskatchewan is cleaning up after a second pipeline oil spill in less than a year.

The most recent spill took place 10 kilometres north of the community of Stoughton, east of Weyburn, on First Nations agricultural land.

Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate, which spurred changes to provincial laws that went into effect Jan. 1, 2017.
Saskatchewan has Canada's worst drunk driving rate, which spurred changes to provincial laws that went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Daniella Ponticelli/CKOM News Staff

Drunk driving numbers up in December despite police, SGI efforts

By CKOM News Staff
January 23, 2017 - 1:56pm

The latest numbers provide a disappointing reflection on efforts to combat drinking and driving in Saskatchewan.

In December, police recorded 353 impaired driving offences – compared to 308 the year before, according to a release from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

The community of La Loche was rocked with tragedy last year, as a 17-year-old shooter walked into the Dene Community School, killing two and wounding seven others after killing two at a home near the school.
The community of La Loche was rocked with tragedy last year, as a 17-year-old shooter walked into the Dene Community School, killing two and wounding seven others after killing two at a home near the school. File photo/paNOW Staff

One year later in La Loche

By Bryan Eneas
January 22, 2017 - 8:00am

Today is a day of mourning in northern Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon teacher Rhett Lundgren was first charged with possessing child pornography in December 2016.
Saskatoon teacher Rhett Lundgren was first charged with possessing child pornography in December 2016. Facebook/Rhett Lundgren

More charges against Saskatoon teacher accused of child porn, sex offences

By CKOM News Staff
January 20, 2017 - 12:03pm

A Saskatoon teacher previously charged with child pornography offences is facing new accusations from a former student.

Rhett Jeffrey Lundgren, 39, was arrested Thursday by Saskatoon police for luring, sexual exploitation, possessing child pornography and breaching court conditions.

New Hope Dog Rescue paid for a preview screening of "A Dog's Purpose" a day before controversial video surfaced showing alleged animal abuse on set.
New Hope Dog Rescue paid for a preview screening of "A Dog's Purpose" a day before controversial video surfaced showing alleged animal abuse on set. submitted photo/New Hope Dog Rescue

Saskatoon rescue continuing with 'Dog's Purpose' fundraiser despite controversy

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 5:41pm

A Saskatoon dog rescue is caught in the crosshairs of controversy surrounding the film A Dog's Purpose.

New Hope Dog Rescue had put together a preview screening of the Hollywood movie in partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine as a fundraiser.

Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour.
Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Province warns against feeding deer during winter

By CJME News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 5:31pm

You may be doing more harm than good if you're feeding Saskatchewan wildlife.

It appears people might be worried about the welfare of wildlife during extreme cold, high wind chill values and snow storms.

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