justice

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

OJ Simpson, fallen football hero acquitted of murder in ‘trial of the century,’ dies at 76

Apr 11, 2024 | 10:38am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson, the decorated football superstar and Hollywood actor who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife and her friend but was found liable in a separate civil trial, has died. He was 76. The family announced on Simpson’s official X account that he died Wednesday of prostate cancer. Simpson’s attorney confirmed to […]
Sask. man, World Bank employee, arrested by FBI hires top trial lawyer

Sask. man, World Bank employee, arrested by FBI hires top trial lawyer

Mar 25, 2024 | 8:02am
WARNING: This story contains details of sexual assault and may be disturbing to some readers. A Saskatchewan man who works for the World Bank and was arrested by the FBI has hired a top Washington criminal defence attorney. Court documents obtained by SaskToday.ca show that he was initially represented by a public defender.  Matthew Norman Ballek, 31, who […]
Supreme Court upholds Ottawa’s Indigenous child welfare act, denies Quebec’s appeal

Supreme Court upholds Ottawa’s Indigenous child welfare act, denies Quebec’s appeal

Feb 9, 2024 | 10:01am
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal Indigenous child welfare act is constitutional, affirming that First Nations, Métis and Inuit have sole authority over the protection of their children. The unanimous decision is a setback for the Quebec government, which had made gains in 2022 when its Court of Appeal found that […]
‘He didn’t stand out’: Saskatchewan prison elders tell inquest about mass killer

‘He didn’t stand out’: Saskatchewan prison elders tell inquest about mass killer

Jan 29, 2024 | 3:23pm
Myles Sanderson was quiet and unremarkable in the time he spent behind bars before he went on a stabbing rampage, Indigenous elders working in a Saskatchewan prison told a coroner’s inquest Monday. Sanderson killed 11 people and injured 17 others on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby community of Weldon, northeast of […]
Coroner’s inquest into mass stabbing begins final week

Coroner’s inquest into mass stabbing begins final week

Jan 29, 2024 | 10:27am
A coroner’s inquest into a mass stabbing on a Saskatchewan First Nation is expected to hear today from elders and the Parole Board of Canada. Myles Sanderson killed 11 people and wounded 17 on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby community of Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon, on Sept. 4, 2022. The 32-year-old […]
Legislation would make Louis Riel honorary first premier of Manitoba

Legislation would make Louis Riel honorary first premier of Manitoba

Nov 24, 2023 | 5:02am
Métis leader Louis Riel will be recognized as Manitoba’s honorary first premier if a bill put before the legislature Thursday is passed into law. The honorary designation is in recognition of the man who led a provisional government in what is now Manitoba and led the way for the province to join Confederation in 1870, […]
Police Searching for Three Suspects After Assault

Police Searching for Three Suspects After Assault

Sep 16, 2023 | 2:02pm
Broadview RCMP are trying to find three people after an assault on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation. According to police, they were alerted to an assault on the first nation, 10 kilometres north of Broadview, just after 11 o’clock Friday night. When police arrived they were told three people forced their way into the home, and […]
RCMP team ‘between contracts,’ unavailable at first for Saskatchewan stabbings: emails

RCMP team ‘between contracts,’ unavailable at first for Saskatchewan stabbings: emails

Sep 15, 2023 | 12:24pm
By:  Kelly Geraldine Malone in Saskatoon A specialized RCMP team that deals with high-risk situations was not immediately available to respond to a stabbing rampage and hunt for a mass killer in Saskatchewan because it was “in between contracts,” internal emails show. Documents obtained under freedom of information laws show Ottawa’s Emergency Response Team-Special Activities Group, also known […]
Three People Arrested in Moose Jaw

Three People Arrested in Moose Jaw

Sep 3, 2023 | 3:40pm
Three people in Moose Jaw are facing charges after police uncovered drugs, weapons and cash during a traffic stop, Saturday. According to information from the Moose Jaw Police Service, a car was located in the north west part of the city, and police considered it “suspicious”. Inside police found fentanyl and methamphetamines with a street […]
93 areas of interest found at site of former Saskatchewan residential school

93 areas of interest found at site of former Saskatchewan residential school

Aug 29, 2023 | 4:31pm
A chief in Saskatchewan says her heart is broken after ground-penetrating radar located 93 areas of interest at the site of a former residential school. English River First Nation Chief Jenny Wolverine said it’s believed 79 of the areas of interest at the Beauval Indian Residential School could be the size of possible children’s graves and 14 […]