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Saskatchewan teachers reject wage deal, demand more action on help for classrooms

Saskatchewan teachers reject wage deal, demand more action on help for classrooms

May 10, 2024 | 4:24pm
The head of Saskatchewan’s teachers union says an overwhelming ‘no’ vote on the province’s latest contract offer shows members want more than paper promises. Samantha Becotte said Friday Premier Scott Moe’s government must demonstrate concrete action on issues of classroom sizes and supports for students with additional learning needs. She said the Saskatchewan Party government also needs […]
Sask. DLC adds baseball and football skill courses

Sask. DLC adds baseball and football skill courses

May 10, 2024 | 1:59pm
Saskatchewan’s Distance Learning Centre (Sask DLC) has signed a partnership agreement with Saskatoon Minor Football and Going Yard Baseball Academy to support the creation of new online learning courses for Baseball and Football Skills in Grades 10-12. The new courses will be available to athletes of all levels around the province and include resources and videos. […]
Saskatchewan teachers wrapping up voting on new wage deal amid concern over a no vote

Saskatchewan teachers wrapping up voting on new wage deal amid concern over a no vote

May 9, 2024 | 4:26pm
Saskatchewan’s Opposition NDP says the province needs to stop dawdling and sabre-rattling with teachers over a new collective agreement and just get the deal done. NDP Leader Carla Beck made the comments Thursday, just hours before teachers completed the second and final day of voting on whether to accept the new agreement with Premier Scott […]
New drop-in youth centre opens in Regina

New drop-in youth centre opens in Regina

May 9, 2024 | 4:23pm
A partnership between the Government of Saskatchewan, the Regina Youth Advisory Team, and the John Howard Society will give access to youth through a new drop-in centre. The youth-driven service provides a safe space and improved access to a broad range of community social services for young people ages 12 and up. The program aims to […]
Sask. government announces support for families with children in need of out-of-province care

Sask. government announces support for families with children in need of out-of-province care

May 5, 2024 | 7:49am
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced a new initiative to offer financial assistance to families requiring medical care for their children outside of the province.  Effective retroactively, starting on April 1, the province will reimburse transportation and accommodation expenses for pediatric patients aged 16 and younger, as well as caregivers. “We understand the challenges families […]
Government of Sask. investing $42.6 million in community-based funding to address interpersonal violence

Government of Sask. investing $42.6 million in community-based funding to address interpersonal violence

May 4, 2024 | 8:22am
The Government of Saskatchewan has taken a significant step in its commitment to combat interpersonal violence and abuse by announcing a substantial funding initiative.  Premier Scott Moe revealed that the government will be providing $42.6 million over three years, amounting to $14.2 million annually, to 34 community-based service organizations and 54 programs dedicated to supporting […]
Regina Airport Celebrating Access to Major US Hub.

Regina Airport Celebrating Access to Major US Hub.

Apr 29, 2024 | 7:56am
Its been a long haul for the Regina International Airport. Eight long years of not being able to offer flights from Regina to major US hub. During that time, if you wanted to get to the US by air from Regina, you would have to first fly to another Canadian city like Edmonton, Vancouver or […]
Province celebrates National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month

Province celebrates National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month

Apr 26, 2024 | 12:41pm
This month has marked National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month. Several activities raised awareness throughout the province in April, including Green Shirt Day on April 7, in honour of Logan Boulet, whose legacy inspired almost 150,000 people across Canada to register as organ donors.  In addition to the awareness campaigns, the Government of Saskatchewan […]
Over 450 drivers caught impaired behind the wheel in March

Over 450 drivers caught impaired behind the wheel in March

Apr 24, 2024 | 2:53pm
Four hundred fifty-four drivers were suspected of impaired driving offences in March, according to the SGI’s latest Traffic Safety Spotlight. Police across the province reported that 312 drivers were issued licence suspensions for exceeding provincial limits for alcohol and/or drugs, while 142 were charged with a Criminal Code impaired driving offence.  March also saw SGI […]
‘Dying for doctors’: Report cites concerns with health care in rural Saskatchewan

‘Dying for doctors’: Report cites concerns with health care in rural Saskatchewan

Apr 22, 2024 | 5:30am
Suzanne Kuchinka, mayor of the village of Macoun in southeast Saskatchewan, says it’s been a struggle for years to keep family doctors because they retire or move elsewhere. In Lloydminster, a city on the Saskatchewan-Alberta boundary, Mayor Gerald Aalbers says doctors who want to work in his community are facing roadblocks. These are some of […]