News/Canada/Saskatchewan

Scheer tells pro-pipeline rally he’d advocate for Canadian oil and gas

February 16, 2019

The battleground for pipelines and the oil and gas industry was set in Moosomin, Sask., on Saturday, as the federal  Conservative Leader blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his handling of the energy file. “His attack on Canada’s energy sector is by design. It’s on purpose,” Andrew Scheer told the audience gathered for the pro-pipeline rally, […]

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Assman, denied licence plate, displays name across truck’s tailgate

February 13, 2019

Dave Assman is sticking it to the man by sticking it to the back of his truck. When Assman (pronounced “Oss-men”) applied for a personalized licence plate, his request was denied. Saskatchewan Government Insurance, which manages vehicle registration, called the name an “unacceptable slogan.” The Melville, Sask., man has since immortalized his last name on the back of […]

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Saskatchewan makes its legal case, arguing federal carbon tax is unconstitutional

February 12, 2019

Saskatchewan’s legal battle against the carbon tax is not about whether climate change is real, but whether the federal government is violating provincial jurisdiction with its price on pollution, one of the province’s lawyers said Wednesday in its constitutional challenge to Ottawa’s policy. “The government of Saskatchewan is not made up of a bunch of climate change […]

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Doctors snooped on Humboldt Broncos’ records, privacy commissioner finds

February 11, 2019

Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner has found eight people inappropriately gained access to electronic health records of 10 Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a bus crash last April. Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in the crash between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi trailer at a rural Saskatchewan intersection. “Due to […]

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Dashcam footage captures truck apparently trying to force minivan off Highway 1 near Regina

February 11, 2019

Dashcam footage captured earlier this month on Highway 1 just outside of Regina shows some tense moments as a truck appears to try to force a minivan off the highway.  Rheanna Dale was heading east on Highway 1, driving in the passing lane when a newer model Ford F150 truck, which Dale said was driving erratically, […]

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‘I felt frozen’: Woman who says she was raped by Plenty of Fish date asked in court why she didn’t fight

February 5, 2019

Warning: Story contains graphic language and disturbing content.  A 48-year-old Regina woman has testified that what started as a coffee date with a charming gentleman ended with him driving her outside city limits and raping her nearly three years ago. Gioulian Nikdima, 49, has been charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm. Both testified Monday before Justice Fred […]

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Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s final days before fatal crash with Humboldt Broncos

February 1, 2019

Any little moment in time could have made all the difference on April 6, 2018. If truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu had been driving slightly slower. If he had stopped for lunch. If he had spent two extra minutes checking his maps. If various parts of that fateful and terrible day had taken just a minute or two longer, 16 people with the […]

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Regina mother faces deportation to Hungary, forcible separation from her 4-year-old Canadian son

January 25, 2019

When Christina Schiller, 44, left Hungary with her two daughters to marry a Canadian seven years ago, she didn’t expect to end up broke and living in an emergency shelter. When she was in that shelter, she never imagined things could get worse. Now Schiller is facing deportation to Hungary and forced separation from her four-year-old son, Jayden, […]

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Moose Jaw is no longer home to the world’s tallest moose statue. Residents appear ready to rise up

January 18, 2019

There’s a global battle brewing over who’s got the biggest moose statue in their city. For 31 years, Mac the Moose, who’s towering presence graces Moose Jaw, Sask. was the biggest moose statue in the world. He’s since been dethroned by a so-called “bling” statue some 240 kilometres northeast of Oslo, Norway, that’s a mere 30 […]

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Rescuer of 11-year-old found facedown in snow was in the ‘right place at the right time’

January 12, 2019

He wasn’t on duty on Thursday, but when a Foam Lake, Sask., volunteer firefighter heard about a missing 11-year-old girl, he knew he had to do something to help with the search. “I was at a work and I’d seen cop cars taking off from different directions from town here at Foam Lake,” said Cole […]

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