Saskatchewan

Derailed locomotives, baggage car, and passenger coach.
Derailed locomotives, baggage car, and passenger coach. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board of Canada

TSB releases report on 2018 Hudson Bay area train derailment

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

The report is in on last summer's train derailment north of Hudson Bay that led to minor injuries to two crew members.

The two locomotives on a VIA Rail train derailed July 5, after over 100 millimetres of rain fell in the area.

The semi driver pleaded guilty to 29 charges in connection to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The semi driver pleaded guilty to 29 charges in connection to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Cam Lee/northeastNOW Staff

Etiquette expected as Kerry Vickar Centre converts into courtroom

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 9:10pm

There are a few things visitors to the Jaskirat Sidhu sentencing in Melfort need to know before proceedings begin on Monday.

Due to the magnitude of victims and family members involved in the case, officials determined a larger centre was needed for sentencing proceedings. 

People in Saskatchewan are not purchasing as much legal cannabis as those in other provinces.
People in Saskatchewan are not purchasing as much legal cannabis as those in other provinces. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. cannabis sales lagging behind other provinces: StatsCan

By Tyler Marr
January 24, 2019 - 2:09pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 5:25pm

Though sales in Saskatchewan nearly doubled in November, per capita, residents of legal age are not purchasing the same amount of cannabis as fellow users across the country.

The crash happened after the pilot completed spraying a field east of Carrot River.
The crash happened after the pilot completed spraying a field east of Carrot River. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Stall led to fatal plane crash near Arborfield in 2018: TSB

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 11:08am

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released their report on a fatal plane crash near Arborfield last summer.

The report said the Cessna A188B AGtruck operated by Clayton Air Service left Arborfield Airport for crop spraying on the afternoon of July 12, 2018.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $2.2 million for La Loche's Dene High School.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $2.2 million for La Loche's Dene High School. submitted photo/Darcy Ahenakew

Housing units, mental health support funding announced for La Loche

By Derek Cornet
January 23, 2019 - 12:57pm

After a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Scott Moe, La Loche Mayor Robert St. Pierre said he believes both levels of government truly care about moving the community forward.

Debt load continues to be an issue for Saskatchewan families.
Debt load continues to be an issue for Saskatchewan families. File photo/paNOW Staff

Half of Saskatchewan families on verge of bankruptcy

By Ronald Quaroni
January 21, 2019 - 2:19pm

Saskatchewan families are just barely staying financially afloat.

The latest numbers according to accountancy firm MNP's Consumer Debt Index is that half of the province's residents are only $200 away from bankruptcy after they pay their regular bills.

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