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Saskatchewan sexual assault organizations look to libraries months after school ban

Saskatchewan sexual assault organizations look to libraries months after school ban

Apr 14, 2024 | 9:15am
Saskatoon mother Tamara Hinz says her two kids have watched the same puppet show that thousands of other Saskatchewan children have seen over the last 17 years.  The “I’m the Boss of Me” presentation for those ages eight to 11 tells the story of three friends, two of whom have been sexually abused. It teaches […]
Stolen laptops and misuse of funds cost two school divisions over $22,000

Stolen laptops and misuse of funds cost two school divisions over $22,000

Apr 13, 2024 | 9:28am
A pair of school divisions lost over $22,000 of public money. According to the province’s latest public money lost report, the Living Sky School Division lost $15,552 after a school employee allegedly misappropriated funds. The employee has since been fired, and the matter has been reported to the RCMP. The province says that the school […]
Sask. Teachers’ Federation announces end of sanctions with negotiations set to begin next week

Sask. Teachers’ Federation announces end of sanctions with negotiations set to begin next week

Apr 12, 2024 | 10:50am
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation announced that they will resume bargaining negotiations with the province for a new collective agreement. The decision results from ongoing discussions with the government, which have addressed teachers’ concerns regarding funding accountability to address class size and complexity. The negotiations with the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee are expected to resume on Tuesday, […]
Saskatchewan village raising funds for playground to honour mass stabbing victim

Saskatchewan village raising funds for playground to honour mass stabbing victim

Apr 11, 2024 | 5:33pm
Residents of a village in Saskatchewan are raising funds to build a lasting tribute to one of their own who died in a mass stabbing attack. A committee in Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon, seeks to raise $150,000 to build a playground to honour the memory of Wesley Petterson — and the nearby James Smith Cree […]
School stories, art, teach kids about organ donation for Humboldt Broncos’ Green Shirt Day

School stories, art, teach kids about organ donation for Humboldt Broncos’ Green Shirt Day

Apr 7, 2024 | 7:53am
When Sandra LaRose’s 16-year-old daughter decided she wanted her organs donated, she encouraged her mom and step-dad to do the same and put red and white stickers on their Saskatchewan health cards. “I remember her saying, ‘Where are the organ donation stickers?’ ” LaRose said of Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk, who rummaged through the house in April […]
Statue to honour Royal Regina Rifles previewed at War Memorial

Statue to honour Royal Regina Rifles previewed at War Memorial

Apr 7, 2024 | 7:52am
A statue which will be placed in France to commemorate the landing of the Royal Regina Rifles made its way to the grounds of the Legislature this weekend. The statue was displayed at a special public ceremony at the Saskatchewan War Memorial on April 6. The ceremony was attended by military personnel and several local […]
Provincial investments into short line rail infrastructure help to keep it moving

Provincial investments into short line rail infrastructure help to keep it moving

Apr 6, 2024 | 7:01am
Highways Minister and Estevan MLA Lori Carr announced provincial funding Friday to support short line rails. Representatives of the short line rail sector, along with local farmers and southeast RM reps, joined government officials at the Long Creek Railroad Company Inc. facility just west of Estevan’s city limits to talk about what $530,000 in provincial […]
Saskatchewan teachers to pull volunteer services indefinitely in labour dispute

Saskatchewan teachers to pull volunteer services indefinitely in labour dispute

Apr 6, 2024 | 5:55am
Saskatchewan teachers say they will be withdrawing volunteer services indefinitely after getting nowhere with the province on a draft memorandum of understanding in their ongoing labour dispute. Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation president Samantha Becotte told reporters Friday that teachers won’t be available for students outside regular school hours and won’t volunteer for lunchtime supervision. They will […]
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 […]
Government of Sask. invests $2480,000 towards women in trades

Government of Sask. invests $2480,000 towards women in trades

Mar 31, 2024 | 10:22am
A partnership between Women Building Futures and the Government of Saskatchewan is set to support the Journey to Trades pre-employment program. The program will provide women with the skills they need to start their careers in the construction trades and embark on apprenticeships. It will also involve classroom learning and hands-on skills development, enabling students […]