Saskatchewan

In a province-wide poll, 73% of people said they were against a federally-imposed carbon tax, with 56 per cent strongly opposed. Twenty-seven per cent were in support.
In a province-wide poll, 73% of people said they were against a federally-imposed carbon tax, with 56 per cent strongly opposed. Twenty-seven per cent were in support. Daniella Ponticelli/CKOM News Staff

Poll shows Sask. residents support premier's carbon tax fight

By CKOM News Staff
January 17, 2017 - 5:44pm

It appears the people are with the premier in a fight against a federal carbon tax.
 
A new province-wide Insightrix Research poll, commissioned by the Sask. Party, asked residents whether they support or oppose the prime minister's plan to impose a carbon tax on Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon police say a 29-year-old injured man who died in St. Paul's Hospital on Jan. 17, is the victim of murder.
Saskatoon police say a 29-year-old injured man who died in St. Paul's Hospital on Jan. 17, is the victim of murder. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Homicide investigation opened into death of 29-year-old

By CKOM News Staff
January 17, 2017 - 12:38pm

Less than a week after starting an investigation into the first reported murder of 2017, Saskatoon police are looking at another case.

Officers went to St. Paul’s Hospital around 4 a.m. Tuesday in regards to an injured man.

Rodney Wailing, 45, died after being found seriously injured in an Avenue I home on Jan. 11.
Rodney Wailing, 45, died after being found seriously injured in an Avenue I home on Jan. 11. Rodney Wailing/Facebook

Friend grieves for man reported murdered in Saskatoon

By Bryn Levy/CKOM News Staff
January 17, 2017 - 12:17pm

A long-time friend is still trying to come to terms with the loss of a 45-year-old man allegedly murdered last week.

Rodney Wailing died on Jan. 11after being rushed to hospital from a home on Avenue I South.

Melina Torrence said she knew Wailing for more than 20 years.

Curtis Mooney, 45, smiles with his giant cheque for $5 million at the Western Canada Lottery Corporation office in Saskatoon on Jan. 16.
Curtis Mooney, 45, smiles with his giant cheque for $5 million at the Western Canada Lottery Corporation office in Saskatoon on Jan. 16. Ryan Brandt/CKOM News Staff

Saskatoon man's single ticket wins $5-M lotto jackpot

By CKOM News Staff
January 17, 2017 - 7:36am

Curtis Mooney was flying high on Blue Monday.

On what’s said to be the most depressing day for countries in the Northern Hemisphere, Mooney smiled wide for cameras as he picked up a giant cheque for $5 million.

Fentanyl. W-18 is a opioid cutting agent, 10,000 times stronger than morphine.
Fentanyl. W-18 is a opioid cutting agent, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. The Canadian Press

Kindersley Police find lethal substance in counterfeit drugs

By BattlefordsNOW Staff
January 17, 2017 - 6:39am

A drug 10,000 times stronger than morphine was found in three counterfeit oxycodone tablets seized by Kindersley RCMP back in April 2016.

Police were advised of the presence of W-18 by the Health Canada Drug Analysis Centre on Jan. 13.

The standoff at this location lasted nearly two hours and stemmed from a search warrant Buffalo Narrows RCMP were executing on the home for suspected drug trafficking.
The standoff at this location lasted nearly two hours and stemmed from a search warrant Buffalo Narrows RCMP were executing on the home for suspected drug trafficking. Colton Swiderski/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Four in custody after brief standoff in Buffalo Narrows

By Colton Swiderski
January 16, 2017 - 5:06pm

With help from the Emergency Response Team from Regina, four alleged drug traffickers in Buffalo Narrows were arrested this afternoon after a two-hour standoff.

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