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Saskatoon fire crews battled a fast-moving grass fire near Valley Road on April 12, 2016.
Saskatoon fire crews battled a fast-moving grass fire near Valley Road on April 12, 2016. Saskatoon Fire Department

Carelessly tossed cigarettes keep Sask. fire crews busy

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
May 4, 2017 - 3:39pm

For many parts of rural Saskatchewan, an early snowfall in 2016 has led to a heightened risk of grass fires this spring.

Chief Mike Given with the Delisle Fire Department said crops left out on the field are now tinder-dry and ready to go up in flames.

The city says temperatures are surging before Saskatoon's mosquito numbers have the chance to do the same.
The city says temperatures are surging before Saskatoon's mosquito numbers have the chance to do the same. file photo/CKOM News Staff

'Perfect weekend:' Mosquitoes at bay as warm weather shines

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
May 4, 2017 - 2:20pm

It's shaping up to be one of those rare occasions when people can enjoy the warm weather without having to layer on bug spray.

Jeff Boone, pest management supervisor with the City of Saskatoon, said temperatures are surging before mosquito numbers have had a chance to do the same.

Delegates at the 2017 Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in Saskatoon heard a presentation from RCMP Thursday on rural crime watch.
Delegates at the 2017 Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in Saskatoon heard a presentation from RCMP Thursday on rural crime watch. Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff

RCMP encourage old and new methods to fight rural crime

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
March 17, 2017 - 3:05pm

Mounties are urging people to consider using new technology to help with both preventing and solving crimes in rural Saskatchewan.

A recent spike in thefts made the issue a big topic of discussion at this week's SARM convention in Saskatoon.

North Battlefords' Andrew Albers is one of the pitchers suiting up for Team Canada in this year's World Baseball Classic.
North Battlefords' Andrew Albers is one of the pitchers suiting up for Team Canada in this year's World Baseball Classic. Facebook/Andrew Albers

'I've been very blessed': North Battleford's Andrew Albers suits up for Team Canada at WBC

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
March 10, 2017 - 12:47pm

A pitcher from Saskatchewan continues to live his dream.
 
Andrew Albers, a native of North Battleford, is one of the pitchers playing for Team Canada in this year's World Baseball Classic.

Alexander Repetski says cannabis oil treatments for epilepsy have dramatically improved his daughter's quality of life.
Alexander Repetski says cannabis oil treatments for epilepsy have dramatically improved his daughter's quality of life. submitted photo/Alexander Repetski

U of S study to look at cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
March 9, 2017 - 7:01am

Alexander Repetski hopes a new pilot study at the University of Saskatchewan will help legitimize cannabis treatment for childhood epilepsy.

He's a firm believer in the approach as his daughter, Gwenevere, was diagnosed with epilepsy at three months old.

Ryan Meili (left) and interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon celebrate victory in the Saskatoon-Meewasin byelection.
Ryan Meili (left) and interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon celebrate victory in the Saskatoon-Meewasin byelection. Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff

Sask. NDP picks up important seat in Saskatoon byelection

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
March 3, 2017 - 7:10am

People in the Saskatoon-Meewasin riding voted for change just 11 months after sending a Sask. Party MLA to the legislature.

Ryan Meili came out on top in the in a race that had representation from five parties.

Premier Brad Wall said the provincial government still has yet to determine the exact figure on the provincial deficit. It's also trying to determine to best way to get back to balance.
Premier Brad Wall said the provincial government still has yet to determine the exact figure on the provincial deficit. It's also trying to determine to best way to get back to balance. Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff

"It could even be greater:" Wall speaks on provincial deficit

By Chris Carr/CKOM News Staff
March 1, 2017 - 7:42am

Saskatchewan's deficit is projected at $1.2 billion, but could grow before the province's spring budget comes down.

Premier Brad Wall said this is because final numbers are still coming in for revenues and even some expenses.

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