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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took questions from Saskatchewan residents during a town hall meeting at the University of Saskatchewan, Jan. 25.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took questions from Saskatchewan residents during a town hall meeting at the University of Saskatchewan, Jan. 25. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Trudeau speaks to packed theatre for Saskatoon town hall

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 26, 2017 - 6:30am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a whirlwind visit to Saskatoon Wednesday, taking questions from the public at a town hall hosted by the University of Saskatchewan.

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.

W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above.
W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above. submitted photo/Saskatoon Police Services

Deadly new drug W-18 edging closer to Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 18, 2017 - 1:54pm

A drug considered to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl is making its way to Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan RCMP say test results on pills seized in a bust last spring near Kerrobert came back this week, confirming the presence of W-18.

The Saskatoon Blades announced 20 new Canadians, including Adesina Adeyeno, centre, will take part in a pre-game citizenship ceremony on Jan. 22, 2017.
The Saskatoon Blades announced 20 new Canadians, including Adesina Adeyeno, centre, will take part in a pre-game citizenship ceremony on Jan. 22, 2017. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Blades to host on-ice citizenship ceremony

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 18, 2017 - 10:27am

What's more patriotic than receiving your Canadian citizenship at a hockey game?
 
The Saskatoon Blades are set to host 20 newcomers for a special pre-game ceremony at Sunday's game against the Swift Current Broncos.
 

Rudy Kishayinew's body was found Jan. 1, hours after friends say she was forced out of St. Paul's Hospital.
Rudy Kishayinew's body was found Jan. 1, hours after friends say she was forced out of St. Paul's Hospital. Rudy Kishayinew/Facebook

Friends question circumstances around New Year's death

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 13, 2017 - 7:17am

Questions are still swirling around the death of a 22-year-old Indigenous woman that was deemed unsuspicious by Saskatoon police.

Friends say Rudy Lynn Kishayinew was seeking shelter from the cold at St. Paul's hospital in the early hours of New Year's Day with a friend.

Daniel Béland, a national research chair in public policy, says the “devil is in the details” on whether amalgamating Saskatchewan's health regions will work.
Daniel Béland, a national research chair in public policy, says the “devil is in the details” on whether amalgamating Saskatchewan's health regions will work. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Experts, health workers and opposition react to plans for single Sask. health region

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 4, 2017 - 4:49pm

A University of Saskatchewan professor says the province should learn from the "cautionary tale" of Alberta's shift to one health region.
 

Owner John Kunard helps Sookie explore the family farm near Shellbrook, Sask. while she balances on three legs on Jan. 2, 2016.
Owner John Kunard helps Sookie explore the family farm near Shellbrook, Sask. while she balances on three legs on Jan. 2, 2016. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Sask. farm dog survives after being caught in snare for several days

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 3, 2017 - 4:39pm

Sookie, a large Great Pyrenees, is recovering at home after fighting for her life in the wilderness near her family's farm over the holidays.

(from left to right) Legal council Ron Maurice, Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation Chief Rick Gamble and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.
(from left to right) Legal council Ron Maurice, Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation Chief Rick Gamble and FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron. Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM

Feds ordered to pay Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation $4.5M over Riel Rebellion

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
December 27, 2016 - 3:30pm

A 17-year-long legal battle has ended for Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation. 

The federal government will pay Beardy's & Okemasis $4.5 million in compensation stemming from the 1885 Riel Resistance, it was announce today, Dec. 27. 

Twenty-one regular routes and 11 school routes were cancelled Thursday afternoon after 12 drivers called in sick on Nov. 24, 2016.
Twenty-one regular routes and 11 school routes were cancelled Thursday afternoon after 12 drivers called in sick on Nov. 24, 2016. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sick calls lead to major transit disruptions in Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
November 25, 2016 - 10:28am

A higher number of drivers calling in sick lead to route cancellations and crowded buses in Saskatoon Thursday.
 
Saskatoon Transit Director Jim McDonald told reporters 12 drivers had called in sick, with nine of them calling after 6 a.m. Thursday morning.
 

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