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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.”

Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the Saskatchewan legislature on Aug. 10.
Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the Saskatchewan legislature on Aug. 10. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Familiar names considering race to replace Premier

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 8:36am

While Tina Beaudry-Mellor is the first official candidate so far in the race to replace Brad Wall, there are likely many who will join her.

On Tuesday, two more stepped forward to confirm they’re giving the position a serious consideration.

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

Founding member of Sask. Party, MLA Bill Boyd, retires

By CKOM News Staff
August 15, 2017 - 4:12pm

A longtime MLA and founding member of the Saskatchewan Party is retiring from politics.

Bill Boyd, the representative for Kindersley, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Sask. Party responded to the news on its official Facebook page shortly after.

Members of the Alberta chapter of III% standing in military-style clothing during a group meeting.
Members of the Alberta chapter of III% standing in military-style clothing during a group meeting. Ray Threeper McKinnon/Facebook

Group with ties to Oklahoma arrest has Sask. chapter

By CKOM News Staff
August 15, 2017 - 2:56pm

With extremist right-wing groups taking a grim spotlight in the U.S., some are asking if similar organizations are operating in Canada.

The RCMP keeps an eye on several groups will small followings across the country, listing them on an information page as organizations to be wary of.

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