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Playful Paws owner Dave Deplaedt pleaded guilty on behalf of his business on May 9, 2017 to negligence in the deaths of 14 dogs at the kennel in Sept. 2016.
Playful Paws owner Dave Deplaedt pleaded guilty on behalf of his business on May 9, 2017 to negligence in the deaths of 14 dogs at the kennel in Sept. 2016. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Playful Paws owner pleads guilty in death of 14 dogs

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
May 9, 2017 - 5:53pm

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre says he's accepting responsibility for the deaths of 14 dogs at the kennel in September 2016.
 
Dave Deplaedt, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday on behalf of his business for negligence under the Animal Protection Act.
 

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Trustee Tom Fortosky said he worries renewing the notwithstanding clause every five years to protect provincial funding for non-Catholics could become a "political exercise."
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Trustee Tom Fortosky said he worries renewing the notwithstanding clause every five years to protect provincial funding for non-Catholics could become a "political exercise." file photo/CKOM News Staff

School board: notwithstanding clause not permanent solution

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
May 2, 2017 - 8:57am

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is joining other separate boards pushing for the province to appeal a controversial court decision banning government funding of non-Catholic students in the Catholic system.
 

Premier Brad Wall told a crowd of supporters the province would "beat" a federal carbon tax in court during a speech in Saskatoon on April 27.
Premier Brad Wall told a crowd of supporters the province would "beat" a federal carbon tax in court during a speech in Saskatoon on April 27. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

'Going to beat that case:' Wall promises carbon tax court battle

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
April 28, 2017 - 7:08am

Premier Brad Wall made his clearest indication yet he'll challenge a federal carbon tax in court during a speech Thursday night.

Speaking at the premier's dinner in Saskatoon, a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Party, Wall rallied supporters around a carbon tax battle.

Protesters blocked vehicles from getting into the Prairieland Park parking lot for a Saskatchewan Party fundraising dinner on April 27.
Protesters blocked vehicles from getting into the Prairieland Park parking lot for a Saskatchewan Party fundraising dinner on April 27. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Hundreds protest budget cuts outside premier's dinner

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
April 28, 2017 - 6:59am

Hundreds of people gathered at the entrance of Prairieland Park Thursday evening to protest Premier Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party's budget.

Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017.
Dawn Loessin, whose husky-German shepherd cross Linc died in the kennel incident, was at the courthouse along with several of the dog owners on March 29, 2017. Facebook/Dawn Loessin

Playful Paws case held up as kennel owner not served charges

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
March 29, 2017 - 4:46pm

A criminal court case over the deaths of 14 dogs at a Saskatoon kennel last fall is up in the air after a bizarre hearing Wednesday.

The owner of Playful Paws Pet Centre, David DePlaedt, didn't show up for the 2 p.m. court appearance.

Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in Saskatoon on March 14.
Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in Saskatoon on March 14. file photo/CJME News Staff

Wall hints at tax changes in speech to rural municipalities

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
March 15, 2017 - 6:32am

Premier Brad Wall provided more glimpses into the provincial budget Tuesday morning during an address to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities in Saskatoon.

Jordan and Chandra Van De Vorst and their children were killed by Catherine McKay, who was driving drunk on Wanuskewin Road on Jan. 3, 2016.
Jordan and Chandra Van De Vorst and their children were killed by Catherine McKay, who was driving drunk on Wanuskewin Road on Jan. 3, 2016. Facebook

'There's a break somewhere': Van De Vorst family angered after drunk driver transferred to healing lodge

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 24, 2017 - 6:44am

The woman who pleaded guilty to killing the Van De Vorst family while driving drunk is no longer behind bars.

Lou Van De Vorst told 650 CKOM Thursday that Catherine McKay was moved from prison to a healing lodge just one month after beginning her 10-year sentence.

Sask. Rush President Lee Genier announced his departure from the team on his personal Twitter account on Feb. 14, 2017.
Sask. Rush President Lee Genier announced his departure from the team on his personal Twitter account on Feb. 14, 2017. Twitter/Lee Genier

'Incredibly tough:' Sask. Rush president leaves team amid brother's cancer battle

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
February 14, 2017 - 6:02pm

Saskatchewan Rush President Lee Genier has made the difficult decision to leave the team to support his family.

Genier told 650 CKOM in an interview Tuesday he'll be moving back to Calgary to be with his brother, who is fighting a rare form of throat cancer.

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