Saskatchewan

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.

Firefighters work to extract the driver of small car on Circle Dr. E. near Attridge Dr. on Feb. 22.
Firefighters work to extract the driver of small car on Circle Dr. E. near Attridge Dr. on Feb. 22. Jay Thomas/CKOM News Staff

Driver dies in head-on crash between car, semi on Circle Drive

By CKOM News Staff
February 23, 2017 - 6:57am

Emergency crews responded to a major collision on Circle Drive East near Attridge Drive during rush hour Wednesday.

An apparent head-on crash involving a car and a semi tied up traffic for nearly 8-hours.

Aaron Peck, who is currently leading the Canadian Challenge, gets underway at the start in Elk Ridge Feb. 21. Race President Gill Gracie said more than 300 came out to watch the teams start.
Aaron Peck, who is currently leading the Canadian Challenge, gets underway at the start in Elk Ridge Feb. 21. Race President Gill Gracie said more than 300 came out to watch the teams start. The Canadian Challenge/Facebook

Peck hours ahead of competition in Canadian Challenge

By Taylor MacPherson
February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Canadian Challenge sled dog race is well underway in northern Saskatchewan, and the mushers have made good progress since starting in Elk Ridge Tuesday evening.

Richard Moostoos tacks up a marten fur to a board, in preparation to sending it off for sale.
Richard Moostoos tacks up a marten fur to a board, in preparation to sending it off for sale. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Traditional trapping and furs featured at the James Smith Cree Nation winter festival

By Bryan Eneas
February 22, 2017 - 1:37pm

The preservation of traditional knowledge and the old ways of life were on display in the James Smith Cree Nation during its annual winter festivities.

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