Saskatchewan

Scott Moe, Gord Wyant, Ken Cheveldayoff, Alanna Koch and Tina Beaudry-Mellor took part in the second Saskatchewan Party leadership debate in Meflort in the race to replace outgoing leader Premier Brad Wall.
Scott Moe, Gord Wyant, Ken Cheveldayoff, Alanna Koch and Tina Beaudry-Mellor took part in the second Saskatchewan Party leadership debate in Meflort in the race to replace outgoing leader Premier Brad Wall. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Sask. Party leadership hopefuls square-off in Melfort

By Tyler Marr
October 27, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: October 27, 2017 - 1:05pm

The five candidates vying to replace outgoing Premier Brad Wall pleaded their cases on a variety of issues in front of Saskatchewan Party faithful in Melfort. It was the second in a series of leadership debates.

Snow last October forced many farmers to leave crops in the fields during the fall harvest. That was not to case this year as the harvest is 99 per cent complete in the province.
Snow last October forced many farmers to leave crops in the fields during the fall harvest. That was not to case this year as the harvest is 99 per cent complete in the province. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Fall harvest all but complete in the area

By Roger White
October 26, 2017 - 5:23pm

Harvest has all but wrapped up for many farmers in the province and it appears to be a very successful year however that depends on where you live in Saskatchewan.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Vice President prairie and agribusiness Marilyn Braun-Pollon at CFIB office Oct. 26, 2017.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Vice President prairie and agribusiness Marilyn Braun-Pollon at CFIB office Oct. 26, 2017. CJME Staff

Tax changes give Sask. ‘competitive advantage’: CFIB

By Kevin Martel/CJME Staff
October 26, 2017 - 1:54pm

Tax changes are coming in the new year for small businesses in Saskatchewan and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) describes them as a step in the right direction.

Ruth Bitner on one of her many travels in Hazlet Sk., viewing a truck mural.
Ruth Bitner on one of her many travels in Hazlet Sk., viewing a truck mural. submitted/Leslee Newman

Woman travels to 961 Saskatchewan communities

By Roger White
October 26, 2017 - 10:10am Updated: October 26, 2017 - 11:10am

What began as a personal project to celebrate Saskatchewan’s anniversary quickly culminated into something much bigger for Ruth Bitner of Dalmeny – a project that would take her 12 years and thousands of kilometres on the province's backroads and highways to complete.

Kids at Hudson Bay Community School enjoying the snow on Oct. 25.
Kids at Hudson Bay Community School enjoying the snow on Oct. 25. Hudson Bay Community School/Facebook

First snowfall for parts of Sask. as south still waits for winter

By CKOM News Staff
October 26, 2017 - 8:36am

The first brush with winter came for many parts of Saskatchewan overnight Wednesday.

While Environment Canada had called for snowfall throughout most of the province, areas to the south were mainly spared.

Frederick Frank Frenchman, born 1993, escaped from custody while on escort at a funeral at Little Red River First Nation.
Frederick Frank Frenchman, born 1993, escaped from custody while on escort at a funeral at Little Red River First Nation. submitted photo/Ministry of Justice

Police searching for escaped inmate

By paNOW Staff
October 24, 2017 - 4:39pm Updated: October 25, 2017 - 10:41am

RCMP are on the lookout after an inmate escaped from a funeral at Little Red River First Nation this afternoon.

Frederick Frank Frenchman, born 1993, escaped from custody while on escort from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre around 12:30 p.m.

Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.
Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.

FSIN chief reacts to North Battleford police shooting

By CKOM News Staff
October 23, 2017 - 11:04am Updated: October 24, 2017 - 9:20am

The head of the organization representing 74 Saskatchewan First Nations is expressing serious concerns following the shooting death of a 22-year-old man.

Brydon Whitstone, of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, died after being shot by RCMP Saturday in North Batteford.

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