Saskatchewan

Meadow Lake residents line up at the local Tim Hortons.
Meadow Lake residents line up at the local Tim Hortons. Colton Swiderski/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Hockey tough guy forced to sell Tim Hortons franchise due to health issues

By Colton Swiderski
April 6, 2016 - 6:56am

After nine seasons as a hockey enforcer, Meadow Lake native Jon “Nasty” Mirasty saw a future in business, opening the areas first Tim Hortons with his wife Janessa. But health problems connected to his hockey career have forced him to sell.

Cam Broten casts his ballot at an advance poll in his riding of Saskatoon Westview on March 29, 2016.
Cam Broten casts his ballot at an advance poll in his riding of Saskatoon Westview on March 29, 2016. DANIELLA PONTICELLI/CKOM NEWS

'Won't be disheartened': NDP leader issues statement on election results

By CKOM News
April 5, 2016 - 12:47pm

Saskatchewan New Democrats are picking up the pieces after failing to make big gains in the 2016 election.

“The overall results of this election are disappointing,” NDP leader Cam Broten said in a statement Tuesday.  

“But New Democrats won’t be disheartened for long.”

Brad Wall with his wife Tami as the re-elected premier spoke in Swift Current on April 4.
Brad Wall with his wife Tami as the re-elected premier spoke in Swift Current on April 4. Canadian Press Photo

Election 2016: Saskatchewan election results at a glance

By Courtney Markewich
April 5, 2016 - 8:37am

Brad Wall will begin his third term with a majority government after the Sask. Party captured 62.5 per cent of the vote in Monday's election.

The Sask. Party will now have 51 seats in the legislature - two more than when the legislature dissolved when Wall dropped the writ March 8.

Sask. NDP leader Cam Broten kisses his wife before speaking at the Delta Bessborough Hotel on election night April 4, 2016.
Sask. NDP leader Cam Broten kisses his wife before speaking at the Delta Bessborough Hotel on election night April 4, 2016. CKOM News

NDP leader falls as Sask. Party claims 11 Saskatoon ridings

By CKOM News
April 5, 2016 - 8:31am

Saskatoon proved it still bleeds Sask. Party green.

The city doled out its support, re-electing all of the popular party’s incumbents to aid a historic third consecutive majority win Monday night.

SaskParty MLA Scott Moe has been re-elected for the Rosthern-Shellbrook riding.
SaskParty MLA Scott Moe has been re-elected for the Rosthern-Shellbrook riding. Scott Moe/Facebook

Election 2016: SaskParty big winners in northwest constituencies

By Matt Kelly
April 5, 2016 - 7:36am

It was a decisive sweep for the SaskParty around the Battlefords, as all the incumbent MLA’s won their northwest constituencies on April 4.

In Cut Knife-Turtleford, the SaskParty’s Larry Doke was re-elected, topping the second place NDP candidate Danica Lorer by over 4500 votes.

Firefighters battle a blaze at Shercom Industries, just north of Saskatoon, on April 4, 2016.
Firefighters battle a blaze at Shercom Industries, just north of Saskatoon, on April 4, 2016. Submitted Photo/Saskatoon Fire Department

Update: Crews to remain overnight after massive fire at Shercom Industries

By CKOM News
April 5, 2016 - 5:43am

Saskatoon fire crews are expected to remain overnight to monitor the toxic remains of a massive blaze at a rubber recycling business.

Multiple reports came in of a fire at Shercom Industries, just off Highway 11, shortly after 7 p.m. Monday.  

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