Saskatchewan

Solar panels were installed on the community center in the northern village of Green Lake. The facility is expected to be operational in May according to Green Lake's Mayor Ric Richardson.
Solar panels were installed on the community center in the northern village of Green Lake. The facility is expected to be operational in May according to Green Lake's Mayor Ric Richardson. Submitted photo/Northern Village of Green Lake

'We’re trying to break trail:' Green Lake invests in green energy

By Bryan Eneas
April 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

One Saskatchewan village hopes to become a trail blazer in the province by investing in green energy.

The northern village of Green Lake, roughly 210 km north-west of Prince Albert, has built solar panels on the roof of its community centre.

STARS celebrated five years of being in Saskatchewan on April 24.
STARS celebrated five years of being in Saskatchewan on April 24. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

5 years of STARS; patients recall experiences

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
April 25, 2017 - 7:27am

When emergency strikes, every second counts.

STARS Air Ambulance has been able to ensure people receive the medical attention needed to save their lives for five years within Saskatchewan.

The emergency rescue service celebrated its anniversary on Monday.

The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its options following a court ruling ordering it to stop paying for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools.
The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its options following a court ruling ordering it to stop paying for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Province vows to fight Catholic school ruling

By file photo/CKOM News Staff
April 25, 2017 - 7:20am

Premier Brad Wall is weighing in on a court decision that has parents and students uneasy across the province.

Government lawyers spent the weekend poring over a judgment that bans government funding for non-Catholic students in the Catholic system.

Bonny Maddaford, 45, was sentenced on April 24, 2017 to three years in jail for drug trafficking.
Bonny Maddaford, 45, was sentenced on April 24, 2017 to three years in jail for drug trafficking. submitted photo/RCMP

Former Yorkton jail guard pleads guilty to drug trafficking

By CJME News Staff
April 24, 2017 - 5:42pm

Bonny Maddaford, a former Yorkton RCMP cell block guard, was sentenced to jail on Monday.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges back on March 9, 2017.

She hid the drugs and other items within Kinder chocolate eggs and delivered them to prisoners.

Jason Leuschen, from Bruno, Sask., is one of 17 people left in the running to become Canada’s next astronaut.
Jason Leuschen, from Bruno, Sask., is one of 17 people left in the running to become Canada’s next astronaut. submitted photo/Canadian Space Agency

Sask. pilot in top 17 finalists for Canada’s next astronaut

By CKOM News Staff
April 24, 2017 - 11:31am

The dream of making it to space is still alive for a Saskatchewan man.

Jason Leuschen is now one of 17 people left in the running to become Canada’s next astronaut.

RCMP say 33-year-old Abbie Speir was murdered in a home in Yellow Grass on April 20.
RCMP say 33-year-old Abbie Speir was murdered in a home in Yellow Grass on April 20. submitted photo/RCMP

Man charged in murder of Yellow Grass woman

By CJME News Staff
April 24, 2017 - 6:28am

RCMP have laid a first-degree murder charge in connection with the fire and suspicious death at a home in Yellow Grass.

RCMP confirm Kevin Obina Okafor, 37, of Yellow Grass, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, fleeing police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

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