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BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth II is Dead.

Sep 8, 2022 | 12:25pm

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday. She was 96. Buckingham Palace said she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to her side after her health took a turn for the worse. […]

Suspect in killings went into medical distress, died after arrest: RCMP

Sep 8, 2022 | 4:32am

A suspect in a deadly series of stabbings in Saskatchewan was chased down by police on a rural highway, but he went into medical distress soon after his arrest and died, RCMP said Wednesday. Myles Sanderson, the subject of a four-day manhunt that left an entire region northeast of Saskatoon on edge, was spotted near the town […]

Bank of Canada raises key interest rate by 0.75%, says rates likely need to go higher

Sep 7, 2022 | 8:20am

The Bank of Canada is raising its key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point today. The rate hike matches up with what many economists were expecting, bringing the bank’s key rate to 3.25 per cent. In the rate announcement, the Bank of Canada says global inflation remains high while the Canadian economy continues […]

Names of Victims from Stabbing Spree Released

Sep 7, 2022 | 7:53am

The RCMP have released the names, and photos of the people killed Sunday on the James Smith Cree Nation. Each name has a story, each picture is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the devastated families and friends who have been left behind. The RCMP will not be releasing the names of […]

Search For Sanderson Continuing

Sep 7, 2022 | 5:43am

Mounties surrounded a house on the James Smith Cree Nation Tuesday after reported sightings of a suspected mass murderer, but left soon afterward with no sign of the man. Emergency alerts blared yet again. A helicopter and drones flew overhead. A tactical armoured vehicle arrived on-site, driving past a checkpoint where reporters were kept. Shortly […]

Reaction to stabbing rampage at First Nation, village in Saskatchewan

Sep 5, 2022 | 6:10pm

A stabbing rampage on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby village of Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon, has left 10 people dead and at least 18 others injured. RCMP say one of the suspects, Damien Sanderson, was also found dead on Monday. His brother Myles Sanderson is still at large and police say […]

RCMP Searching for two suspects after incident at Witchekan Lake First Nation

Sep 5, 2022 | 5:53pm

The Spiritwood RCMP are continuing their investigation, after a second “dangerous persons” alert in as many days in Saskatchewan. Earlier today, the RCMP in Spiritwood put out an alert, after reports of gun fire on the Witchekan Lake First Nation, just north of Spiritwood. The alert then went provincewide, as police were searching for a […]

RCMP say one suspect in stabbing rampage found dead

Sep 5, 2022 | 4:12pm

One of two fugitives sought following a stabbing rampage in Saskatchewan has been found dead. RCMP say the body of Damien Sanderson, 31, was found Monday morning on the James Smith Cree Nation, where some of the attacks took place Sunday morning. Those attacks left 10 others dead and 18 others injured. “(Sanderson’s) body was […]

RCMP searching for suspects after 10 dead, 15 injured in Saskatchewan stabbings

Sep 5, 2022 | 6:19am

A stabbing rampage on a Saskatchewan First Nation and in a nearby village left 10 people dead and 15 others injured, provincial RCMP said Sunday as officers continued to search for two suspects. “We believe some of the victims have been targeted by the suspects and others have been attacked randomly,” Rhonda Blackmore, the assistant commissioner in […]

RCMP Statement on Mass Killings in Saskatchewan

Sep 4, 2022 | 5:51pm

The RCMP held a news conference to update everyone on the search for the two suspects, wanted in the stabbing deaths of at least 10 people, and injuring 15 others. Below is a verbatim copy of what Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said. 620CKRM is providing this as a public service, so you can read what […]