Saskatchewan

Smoke from a wildfire scene in La Ronge 2015.
Smoke from a wildfire scene in La Ronge 2015. File Photo/paNOW Staff

Smoke in Northern Saskatchewan likely to last several days

By Brandon Graziano
August 17, 2017 - 11:50am

The smoke in Northern Saskatchewan isn't getting any clearer anytime soon.

Smoke is coming in from all directions due to wildfires predominetly in Manitoba and British Columbia.

Meteorologist Terri Lang and with Enviornment Canada said relief is not expected any time soon.

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.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Cheyanne River Sioux Tribe and the pipe carrier of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, provided teachings at the Wahpeton Dakota Nation's youth culture camp.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Cheyanne River Sioux Tribe and the pipe carrier of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, provided teachings at the Wahpeton Dakota Nation's youth culture camp. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

A celebration of culture at Wahpeton

By Bryan Eneas
August 16, 2017 - 5:51pm Updated: August 17, 2017 - 3:29pm

When it comes to Indigenous youth, one Saskatchewan First Nation has taken a proactive approach to cultural awareness.

The Wahpeton Dakota Nation held its annual culture camp, hoping to instill a sense of pride and understanding in local youth.

Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997.
Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997. Twitter/Saskatchewan Party

NDP questions Sask. Party MLAs private trip to China

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 3:16pm

One day after he announced his retirement from politics, Bill Boyd’s name is being connected with what the NDP said is a questionable trip to China.

Boyd was there earlier in the year as a private businessman seeking investors for his agriculture firm.

Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the legislative building on Aug. 10, 2017.
Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the legislative building on Aug. 10, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

‘No moral equivalency:’ Wall reacts to deadly protest

By CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 1:32pm

Premier Brad Wall has waded into the turmoil in the United States via social media.

On Wednesday morning he tweeted, “If one side includes Nazis and the other side does not…there is no moral equivalency.”

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