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A grain pile and the remains of a farm building burn just south of Burstall, Sask. on Oct. 18, 2017.
A grain pile and the remains of a farm building burn just south of Burstall, Sask. on Oct. 18, 2017. Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff

Ranchers not getting provincial help on wildfire costs: SARM

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
October 31, 2017 - 5:54pm

The organization representing Saskatchewan’s rural municipalities is challenging the province to do more to help those affected by Oct. 17 wildfires near Burstall, Empress and Tompkins.

Brydon Whitstone posted photos on social media showing "W" and "Outlaws" tattoos along with comments related to the Saskatchewan gang under an alias.
Brydon Whitstone posted photos on social media showing "W" and "Outlaws" tattoos along with comments related to the Saskatchewan gang under an alias. Facebook/Ozcar Bryce Whitstone

Possible gang ties for man killed in RCMP shooting

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
October 25, 2017 - 11:04am

The man shot dead by RCMP in North Battleford on Saturday may have had connections to a prominent Saskatchewan gang.

Brydon Whitstone, 22, died en route to hospital on Oct. 21 after being chased by police and ramming an RCMP cruiser in a residential neighbourhood.

Tyler Applegate, 27, died on Aug. 10, 2017 after being shot 19 days earlier at his home on 33rd Street.
Tyler Applegate, 27, died on Aug. 10, 2017 after being shot 19 days earlier at his home on 33rd Street. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Father of 5 shot in July laid to rest by mourning family

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
August 17, 2017 - 8:53am

Tyler Applegate is being remembered as a fun-loving father who would do anything for his family.

The 27-year-old was taken to hospital after being shot at his home on 33rd Street on July 22. He died Aug. 10, becoming Saskatoon’s third homicide victim of 2017.

(left to right) Director of Maternal Health Services LeAnn Smith, VP of Integrated Health Services Jackie Mann and Director of First Nations and Metis Health Services Gabe Lafond responded to a report on coerced tubal ligation on July 27, 2017.
(left to right) Director of Maternal Health Services LeAnn Smith, VP of Integrated Health Services Jackie Mann and Director of First Nations and Metis Health Services Gabe Lafond responded to a report on coerced tubal ligation on July 27, 2017. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Indigenous women ‘powerless’ to stop sterilizations: review

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
July 27, 2017 - 5:38pm

The Saskatoon Health Region (SHR) is apologizing to Indigenous women as an external review reveals doctors, nurses and social workers coerced several mothers into getting their tubes tied after giving birth.

The La Ronge town council vote 5-2 in favour of agreeing in principle to 49 recommendations made by the Northern Alcohol Strategy to reduce alcohol consumption on July 12.
The La Ronge town council vote 5-2 in favour of agreeing in principle to 49 recommendations made by the Northern Alcohol Strategy to reduce alcohol consumption on July 12. file photo/CKOM News Staff

La Ronge considers banning alcohol sales on paydays

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
July 14, 2017 - 8:22am

A series of recommendations to limit alcohol sales in the La Ronge area is sparking a fierce discussion in the community.
 

A Court of Queen's Bench justice is directing the Onion Lake Cree Nation council to begin publishing their basic finances after a ruling on June 16, 2017.
A Court of Queen's Bench justice is directing the Onion Lake Cree Nation council to begin publishing their basic finances after a ruling on June 16, 2017. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Court orders Onion Lake Cree Nation to publish finances

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
June 16, 2017 - 5:18pm

A resident of Onion Lake Cree Nation and the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation (CTF) are heralding a victory after a decision from a Saskatoon court Friday.

Members of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association are trying to fundraise $250,000 to cover legal fees for appeals in the Theodore court case.
Members of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association are trying to fundraise $250,000 to cover legal fees for appeals in the Theodore court case. file photo/CJME News Staff

Sask. Catholic schools to fundraise $250K for legal battles

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
June 14, 2017 - 5:56pm

Saskatchewan's Catholic school boards are banding together to raise money for their legal battle to preserve government funding for non-Catholic students in their school system.

Alexa Emerson, also known as Amanda Totchek, now faces a total of 75 charges related to suspicious package and bomb threats in Saskatoon.
Alexa Emerson, also known as Amanda Totchek, now faces a total of 75 charges related to suspicious package and bomb threats in Saskatoon. Facebook

More charges for woman accused of white powder, bomb threats

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
May 10, 2017 - 6:07pm

The woman accused of sending suspicious packages to Saskatoon businesses and schools is facing more charges.

Police said Alexa Emerson has been charged with six additional counts of uttering threats after a series of bomb threatssent to Saskatoon businesses and a high school in April.

Kennels in Saskatoon are asking the Saskatoon SPCA to inspect their properties to prevent another tragedy.
Kennels in Saskatoon are asking the Saskatoon SPCA to inspect their properties to prevent another tragedy. Dawn Loessin/Facebook

Kennels trying to shake off Playful Paws 'black eye'

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
May 10, 2017 - 3:09pm

Saskatoon's kennel industry is working towards self-regulation to help restore confidence after the Playful Paws Pet Centre tragedy.
 
Businesses are working to educate themselves on nationally-recognized standard guidelines, and asking the Saskatoon SPCA to help.
 

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