Saskatchewan

The one-foot high kick was one of the games on display at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Center on Feb 23. Youth support workers from La Ronge are hoping to bring traditional games back to relevance in the community by educating and demonstrating them to the youth.
The one-foot high kick was one of the games on display at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Center on Feb 23. Youth support workers from La Ronge are hoping to bring traditional games back to relevance in the community by educating and demonstrating them to the youth. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Traditional games showcased in La Ronge

By Bryan Eneas
February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Before the advent of technology or even board games, Indigenous peoples found ways to keep themselves entertained.

Aaron Peck, left, and Alex West, right, pose with the team leaders after winning the 12-dog Canadian Challenge.
Aaron Peck, left, and Alex West, right, pose with the team leaders after winning the 12-dog Canadian Challenge. Facebook/Canadian Challenge

Aaron Peck wins 12-dog Canadian Challenge, Marcel Marin takes 8-dog race.

By Shane O'Neill
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm

Aaron Peck of Grand Prairie, Alta., has won the 12-dog Canadian Challenge dog sled race. He reached the finish line in La Ronge with seven dogs and a time of 46 hours and 29 minutes.

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.

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.

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