Business & Economy

Last year, oil from the Husky oil spill made its way down the Saskatchewan River into James Smith Cree Nation territory. After one visit from clean-up crews in the fall, JSCN residents were unhappy with the final result. Things may be changing for the year 2017.
Last year, oil from the Husky oil spill made its way down the Saskatchewan River into James Smith Cree Nation territory. After one visit from clean-up crews in the fall, JSCN residents were unhappy with the final result. Things may be changing for the year 2017. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Clean-up efforts to resume at James Smith Cree Nation

By Bryan Eneas
January 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

After a five-month long ordeal regarding clean-up on the James Smith Cree Nation (JSCN), things may start looking up for the community.

New Hope Dog Rescue paid for a preview screening of "A Dog's Purpose" a day before controversial video surfaced showing alleged animal abuse on set.
New Hope Dog Rescue paid for a preview screening of "A Dog's Purpose" a day before controversial video surfaced showing alleged animal abuse on set. submitted photo/New Hope Dog Rescue

Saskatoon rescue continuing with 'Dog's Purpose' fundraiser despite controversy

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 5:40pm

A Saskatoon dog rescue is caught in the crosshairs of controversy surrounding the film A Dog's Purpose.

New Hope Dog Rescue had put together a preview screening of the Hollywood movie in partnership with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine as a fundraiser.

The first SaskWater increase is due to take effect in May 2017, with the next one coming in May 2018.
The first SaskWater increase is due to take effect in May 2017, with the next one coming in May 2018. file photo/CKOM News Staff

SaskWater announces rate hikes

By CKOM News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 6:21am

Many rural users will see their water bills rise this year and the next.

SaskWater announced Wednesday it will increase rates for 48,000 people it serves.

The first increase is due to take effect in May 2017, with the next one coming in May 2018.

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