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Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017.
Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017. Facebook/Dawn Loessin

Playful Paws case held up as kennel owner not served charges

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2017 - 4:46pm

A criminal court case over the deaths of 14 dogs at a Saskatoon kennel last fall is up in the air after a bizarre hearing Wednesday.

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre, David DePlaedt, didn't show up for the 2 p.m. court appearance.

Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in Saskatoon on March 14.
Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in Saskatoon on March 14. file photo/CJME News Staff

Wall hints at tax changes in speech to rural municipalities

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
March 15, 2017 - 6:32am

Premier Brad Wall provided more glimpses into the provincial budget Tuesday morning during an address to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities in Saskatoon.

Jordan and Chandra Van De Vorst and their children were killed by Catherine McKay, who was driving drunk on Wanuskewin Road on Jan. 3, 2016.
Jordan and Chandra Van De Vorst and their children were killed by Catherine McKay, who was driving drunk on Wanuskewin Road on Jan. 3, 2016. Facebook

'There's a break somewhere': Van De Vorst family angered after drunk driver transferred to healing lodge

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 6:44am

The woman who pleaded guilty to killing the Van De Vorst family while driving drunk is no longer behind bars.

Lou Van De Vorst told 650 CKOM Thursday that Catherine McKay was moved from prison to a healing lodge just one month after beginning her 10-year sentence.

Sask. Rush President Lee Genier announced his departure from the team on his personal Twitter account on Feb. 14, 2017.
Sask. Rush President Lee Genier announced his departure from the team on his personal Twitter account on Feb. 14, 2017. Twitter/Lee Genier

'Incredibly tough:' Sask. Rush president leaves team amid brother's cancer battle

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 14, 2017 - 6:02pm

Saskatchewan Rush President Lee Genier has made the difficult decision to leave the team to support his family.

Genier told 650 CKOM in an interview Tuesday he'll be moving back to Calgary to be with his brother, who is fighting a rare form of throat cancer.

Heather Gray came out to her back lane on Feb. 3 to discover a large pile of garbage in the back lane on her property.
Heather Gray came out to her back lane on Feb. 3 to discover a large pile of garbage in the back lane on her property. Heather Gray/Facebook

Saskatoon woman forced to pay after garbage illegally dumped in back alley

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 14, 2017 - 6:57am Updated: February 14, 2017 - 8:04am

What do a boat, two couches and 90 needles have in common?

They've all been illegally dumped at the back of Heather Gray's Avenue L south property in Saskatoon.

"It makes you want to move," she said. "There's just no respect."

Members of the Prince Albert Bantam Hurricanes say a game in Hague, Sask. on Jan. 26, 2017 wasn't as bad as a suspended referee described.
Members of the Prince Albert Bantam Hurricanes say a game in Hague, Sask. on Jan. 26, 2017 wasn't as bad as a suspended referee described. file photo/CKOM News Staff

P.A. hockey team disputes suspended ref's account of game

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 8, 2017 - 5:25pm

People involved with the Prince Albert Bantam Hurricanes say they're not getting a fair shake after a referee cancelled a game claiming fans were "out of control."

A minor hockey game in Hague, Sask. was cancelled after fans from Prince Albert threatened the referees while leaning over the glass on Jan. 26, 2017.
A minor hockey game in Hague, Sask. was cancelled after fans from Prince Albert threatened the referees while leaning over the glass on Jan. 26, 2017. Google Maps

Sask. minor hockey refs suspended for ending game over alleged fan abuse

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 7, 2017 - 3:24pm

A minor hockey referee is blowing the whistle on the Saskatchewan Hockey Association after being suspended for cancelling a game due to officials' safety concerns.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks at the SUMA Conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 6.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks at the SUMA Conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 6. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Wall paints grim budget picture, announces $1.2B deficit

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 7, 2017 - 7:10am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says everything is on the table when it comes to bringing a $1.2-billion deficit to balance.

Wall made the remarks during a speech to the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association in Saskatoon Monday.

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