Saskatchewan

W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above.
W-18 is a dangerous chemical used to cut fentanyl, which can then be hidden in fake oxycodone pills as pictured above. submitted photo/Saskatoon Police Services

Deadly new drug W-18 edging closer to Saskatoon

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 18, 2017 - 1:54pm

A drug considered to be 100 times more powerful than fentanyl is making its way to Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan RCMP say test results on pills seized in a bust last spring near Kerrobert came back this week, confirming the presence of W-18.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17. The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health-funding deal

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
January 18, 2017 - 1:01pm

The province and federal government have reached an agreement on health transfers.

It comes after negotiations stalled last month between the health ministers who were looking for as much as a 5.2 per cent increase over three years.

The Saskatoon Blades announced 20 new Canadians, including Adesina Adeyeno, centre, will take part in a pre-game citizenship ceremony on Jan. 22, 2017.
The Saskatoon Blades announced 20 new Canadians, including Adesina Adeyeno, centre, will take part in a pre-game citizenship ceremony on Jan. 22, 2017. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Blades to host on-ice citizenship ceremony

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 18, 2017 - 10:27am

What's more patriotic than receiving your Canadian citizenship at a hockey game?
 
The Saskatoon Blades are set to host 20 newcomers for a special pre-game ceremony at Sunday's game against the Swift Current Broncos.
 

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.

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