National News

Shakeup at CTV News robbed many of a historic moment

Aug 17, 2022 | 12:13pm

Omar Sachedina’s promotion to chief anchor at CTV National News should have been a win for representation in Canadian media, but observers say the controversy surrounding his predecessor Lisa LaFlamme’s departure overshadowed a momentous occasion. It was “a stolen moment” in which both a decorated woman and an accomplished man of colour have been robbed […]

As food inflation stays hot, here’s a look at how much items cost

Aug 16, 2022 | 10:27am

Canada’s inflation rate fell from its near 40-year high of 8.1 per cent in June to 7.6 per cent in July, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. The easing was largely attributable to gas prices, which have dropped in recent weeks, but similar relief has not extended to food costs. The latest consumer price index data showed […]

Canada’s inflation rate slows to 7.6% in July as gas prices fall

Aug 16, 2022 | 8:39am

Canada’s year-over-year inflation rate slowed to 7.6 per cent in July, with the deceleration largely driven by a decline in gas prices. The inflation rate hit a nearly 40-year-high of 8.1 per cent in June, but economists were widely expecting inflation to have since slowed. In its latest consumer price index report, Statistics Canada said […]

National Indigenous group asks Ottawa to act quickly to bring Indigenous woman home

Aug 15, 2022 | 4:10pm

A national Indigenous group says it is urging Ottawa to act quickly to bring home a Saskatoon woman who is jailed in the United States. Dawn Walker, who is 48 and a member of Okanese First Nation, remains in federal custody in Oregon after she fled to the U.S. with her seven-year-old son by allegedly using […]

Lisa LaFlamme out from CTV News as the network goes in a ‘different direction.’

Aug 15, 2022 | 1:12pm

Veteran news anchor Lisa LaFlamme says she was “blindsided” after Bell Media ended her contract at CTV National News. The long-time journalist and broadcaster made the announcement via her Twitter page. “For 35 years, I have had the privilege of being welcomed into your homes to deliver the news on a nightly basis, so I […]

Ship heads to Ukraine to get grain for food-starved Africa

Aug 12, 2022 | 9:13am

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A ship approached Ukraine on Friday to pick up wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia, in the first food delivery to Africa under a U.N.-brokered plan to unblock grain trapped by Russia’s war on Ukraine and bring relief to some of the millions worldwide on the brink of starvation. For months, […]

For Sale: Evraz Steel

Aug 10, 2022 | 1:16pm

Its looking like Evraz Steel in Regina, will have new ownership. The company announced on its website it is prepared to sell its North American interests. The company operates a facility in Regina, which make tubular pipe, coil and steel plate. Evraz Steel is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who has the controlling share. […]

Missing SK kids found in South Dakota – Amber Alert Cancelled

Aug 10, 2022 | 6:57am

After the amber alert was extended state side into South Dakota for two Saskatchewan kids thought to be in grave danger – the alert has ended. Authorities at the Meade County Sheriffs office in South Dakota announced that they had arrested sex offender Benjamin Martin Moore this morning, and safely recovered the two children. Benjamin […]

Woman Who Fled With Son – “I was left with no choice”

Aug 10, 2022 | 4:43am

A woman accused of faking her own death and that of her son says she left Saskatoon because she feared for their safety. Dawn Marie Walker, 48, is in custody at the Multnomah County detention centre in Oregon. She was arrested Friday in Oregon City by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and charged with […]

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in ‘Grease,’ dies at 73

Aug 8, 2022 | 2:52pm

Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of “Grease,” has died. She was 73. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales […]