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Oil is seen in the North Saskatchewan River by Prince Albert following a Husky Energy pipeline spill on July 21, 2016.
Oil is seen in the North Saskatchewan River by Prince Albert following a Husky Energy pipeline spill on July 21, 2016. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Husky Energy pegs Sask. oil spill cost at $107 million

By CJME News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 10:18am

The July 2016 oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River has cost $107 million.

Husky Energy released the figure, detailing the costs of the spill up to Dec. 31, 2016, in its latest management report.

The report said the company recovered $88 million from insurance.

Saskatchewan was among the provinces that saw a jump in weekly earnings in a Statistics Canada report released on Feb. 23.
Saskatchewan was among the provinces that saw a jump in weekly earnings in a Statistics Canada report released on Feb. 23. Statistics Canada

Sask. weekly earnings at all-time high: StatsCan

By CJME News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 7:01am

For the first time ever, Saskatchewan workers are averaging slightly more than $1,000 in weekly earnings.

According to Statistics Canada numbers released Thursday, weekly earnings for non-farm payroll employees climbed to an average of $1,010.37 in December 2016.

Chris Best, who was named the team’s top offensive lineman in 2011, is announcing his retirement on Feb. 23, 2017.
Chris Best, who was named the team’s top offensive lineman in 2011, is announcing his retirement on Feb. 23, 2017. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Roughrider Chris Best announces retirement

By CJME News Staff
February 23, 2017 - 2:50pm Updated: February 24, 2017 - 6:20am

Chris Best’s heart is still in football, but his hips couldn’t keep up anymore.

After ten years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders – his entire career – Best announced he was hanging up his cleats Thursday.

According to the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership, the province exports goods like grain, durum and wheat to Europe its fourth biggest market behind the United States, China and India.
According to the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership, the province exports goods like grain, durum and wheat to Europe its fourth biggest market behind the United States, China and India. file photo/CJME News Staff

Sask. exporters say province stands to benefit from new trade deal with EU

By CJME News Staff
February 16, 2017 - 2:27pm

The new trade deal between the European Union and Canada is being given a top grade by the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP).

“Any free trade deal is a great deal for Saskatchewan so in terms of grades, I would give this an A,” said STEP CEO Chris Dekker.

Bonny Maddaford, 45, is accused of trafficking cocaine and marijuana when a guard at the Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock.
Bonny Maddaford, 45, is accused of trafficking cocaine and marijuana when a guard at the Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock. file photo/CJME News Staff

Former guard at Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock charged with drug trafficking

By CJME News Staff
February 14, 2017 - 10:23am

A former guard at the Yorkton Rural RCMP cellblock has been charged with trafficking drugs.

Yorkton RCMP said, in November 2016, an investigation started into suspected drug activity at the cellblock. RCMP added inmates were involved.

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