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MLA Stewart statement, reason for inviting Thatcher to Throne Speech

Oct 27, 2022 | 9:56am

It wasn’t a great image. A convicted murderer sitting in the legislature chamber for a Speech from the Throne supposedly about reducing crime, and increasing the public’s safety. Former Saskatchewan MLA and cabinet minister Colin Thatcher was convicted of murdering his ex-wife, Jo-Ann Wilson.  He spend more than 20 years in jail for the crime, […]

Convicted wife killer Colin Thatcher at tough-on-crime Saskatchewan throne speech

Oct 27, 2022 | 4:24am

Saskatchewan kicked off its fall legislative session Wednesday with a tough-on-crime throne speech presented while a former cabinet minister turned notorious convicted killer sat in the chamber. Colin Thatcher, 84, said he was happy to accept an invitation from his good friend, Saskatchewan Party legislature member Lyle Stewart. Wearing a blazer and bolo tie, Thatcher […]

The Bank of Canada has raised rates again. Here’s a timeline of how we got here

Oct 26, 2022 | 8:44am

The Bank of Canada hiked its key interest rate yet again on Wednesday morning, bringing it to 3.75 per cent and continuing one of the fastest monetary policy tightening cycles in its history amid warning signs of a potential recession. Here’s how we got here: Oct. 24, 2018: The Bank of Canada’s key interest rate […]

UK’s Liz Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority

Oct 20, 2022 | 7:46am

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned. She has bowed to the inevitable after a tumultuous term in which her policies triggered turmoil in financial markets and a rebellion in her party obliterated her authority. Just a day earlier Truss had vowed to stay in power, saying she was “a fighter and not a quitter.” […]

Soaring prices at the grocery store fuelling Canada’s inflation rate

Oct 19, 2022 | 10:58am

Canadians are continuing to feel the pinch at the grocery store as food prices continue to soar at the fastest rate in four decades, and one economist says there likely won’t be any meaningful relief until early next year. “It’s definitely going to take a little bit of time, for example, for any input prices […]

Police mourn death of RCMP constable fatally stabbed in Burnaby, B.C.

Oct 19, 2022 | 4:32am

Mounties are mourning one of their own after an RCMP officer was fatally stabbed at a homeless campsite in Burnaby, British Columbia. Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald says the death Tuesday of Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, will be felt by her colleagues who say goodbye to their loved ones each day when they go to work to serve their […]

Ottawa signs agreement to find Indigenous policing solutions after mass stabbing

Oct 18, 2022 | 5:19am

Federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he had a heavy and difficult visit with families of those killed in a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan before he signed an agreement to explore new ways to improve safety on some First Nations in the province. “It is a cornerstone of reconciliation that policing for Indigenous people by Indigenous […]

Climate change fears high across Canada but vary by region, new poll suggests

Oct 14, 2022 | 5:17am

Most Canadians are worried about climate change and believe it is caused by humans, but the regional differences in how people responded to that question show the political battles over the environment are still going strong, a new poll suggests. An online survey conducted by Leger Marketing and the Association of Canadian Studies for The […]

Inquiry into Liberal government’s use of Emergencies Act kicks off

Oct 13, 2022 | 8:19am

The judge leading the public inquiry into the federal Liberal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act warned of tight timelines on Thursday as he urged everyone to work together to enlighten Canadians. “Uncovering the truth is an important goal,” Commissioner Paul Rouleau said in his opening remarks to the Public Order Emergency Commission, which […]

Veteran Broadcaster Jim Smalley Announces Retirement

Oct 11, 2022 | 11:45am

“Good Afternoon, and good farming!” A simple enough phrase that has been the wrap up of “Saskatchewan Agriculture Today” Monday to Friday on 620CKRM for 40 years. Jim Smalley has been hosting “Saskatchewan Agriculture Today” for four decades.  While everything seemed to change over that time, the people who listen to his hour long agriculture […]