economy

Inflation Up Slightly Nationally, and Down Slightly in Saskatchewan.

Inflation Up Slightly Nationally, and Down Slightly in Saskatchewan.

Apr 16, 2024 | 9:05am
The inflation rate ticked up from 2.8 per cent in February to 2.9 per cent last month as we paid more for gasoline. Statistics Canada reports gas prices rose 4.5 per cent from a year ago, partly due to an increase in global oil prices. Shelter prices rose up 6.5 per cent, mortgage interest costs jumped 25.4 […]
Why climate change on the farm means a big bill for Canadian taxpayers

Why climate change on the farm means a big bill for Canadian taxpayers

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:51am
To get an idea of the financial toll extreme weather is taking on this country’s agriculture industry, look no further than the government of Saskatchewan’s books. The prairie province had forecast a more than $1 billion surplus for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024, but fresh budget documents released last month show that surplus […]
“Turnaround” Underway at FCL’s Refinery in Regina

“Turnaround” Underway at FCL’s Refinery in Regina

Apr 2, 2024 | 11:26am
As its facility in Regina is heading into maintenance time, Federated Cooperatives Limited says its investing 140 million dollars into the refinery and attached operations. For 47 days, the site will be teeming with workers doing various maintenance and upgrades.  Federated Cooperatives says 2200 additional temporary jobs will be filled. With more workers on site, […]
Grocery code of conduct won’t drive prices higher: Empire chief executive

Grocery code of conduct won’t drive prices higher: Empire chief executive

Apr 2, 2024 | 7:53am
Empire Co. Ltd. chief executive Michael Medline said there’s no evidence that a grocery code of conduct would raise food prices for Canadians. The president and CEO of Sobeys’ parent company made the comment at a Retail Council of Canada event in Toronto on Tuesday. Medline said he wouldn’t support a grocery code of conduct […]
Budget day in Manitoba expected to change several taxes, credits and refunds

Budget day in Manitoba expected to change several taxes, credits and refunds

Apr 2, 2024 | 7:44am
Manitoba’s NDP government is set to introduce its first budget today since winning last October’s election. The fiscal plan is expected to include rebates on electric vehicles, a bigger tax credit for fertility treatments, and free prescription birth control — all of which were NDP campaign promises. The budget is also extending the fuel-tax holiday […]
Statistics Canada says population growth rate in 2023 was highest since 1957

Statistics Canada says population growth rate in 2023 was highest since 1957

Mar 27, 2024 | 7:55am
Statistics Canada says the country posted its highest annual population growth rate in more than six decades last year. The agency says the population grew 3.2 per cent, its fastest pace since 1957 when it grew 3.3 per cent. The increase brought the population to 40,769,890on Jan. 1, 2024. The total was up by 1,271,872 […]
Harvard Media Expands Online News Presence with Acquisition of SaskToday.ca and MooseJawToday.com

Harvard Media Expands Online News Presence with Acquisition of SaskToday.ca and MooseJawToday.com

Mar 14, 2024 | 5:17pm
Its an era when most media companies are putting fewer and fewer resources into local news. Harvard Media is taking a different approach, as the company announced a huge expansion of its news presence in Saskatchewan with the acquisition of “SaskToday.ca” and “MooseJawToday.com.” The deal with Glacier Media includes a long term partnership agreement, which […]
Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

Mar 12, 2024 | 10:35am
The value of Canadian farmland rose 11.5 per cent in 2023, a new report by agriculture lending firm Farm Credit Canada has found.  Chief economist J.P. Gervais said while that’s a slight slowdown from the growth in 2022, it’s still a rapid pace given cooling economic conditions overall. “Farmland prices have continued to increase at […]
Western Canada’s cold snap in January causes $180 million in insurance damages

Western Canada’s cold snap in January causes $180 million in insurance damages

Mar 11, 2024 | 1:56pm
Extreme cold near the start of this year in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan has led to a damage bill that the Insurance Bureau of Canada says is more than $180 million.  The bureau says about 70 per cent of the insurance claims related to the extreme cold were for personal property and damage caused by frozen […]