Urban parks in five Saskatchewan cities are losing about 540-thousand dollars in funding under the new provincial budget.
The parks — in Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Prince Albert, Battlefords and Weyburn — have been tabbed for reductions as the province deals with a big drop in resource revenue and a projected 434-million-dollar deficit.
Nancy Styles, president of the Association of Saskatchewan Urban Parks and Conservation Agencies, says she’s appalled by the cutback.
She says the affected locations are important for the health and welfare of the people who live in those cities, and authorities will be left scrambling to find money to maintain them.
(The Canadian Press)