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Wildfire smoke causes special air quality statement

Wildfire smoke causes special air quality statement

May 12, 2024 | 8:28am
A band of wildfire smoke is moving through Saskatchewan, and Environment and Climate Canada is issuing a particular weather statement for much of the province. Conditions are expected to improve throughout Sunday morning. However, Environment Canada reminds residents that wildfire smoke can harm everyone’s health, even at low concentrations.  People with lung disease (such as […]
City investing $500,000 in downtown

City investing $500,000 in downtown

May 11, 2024 | 9:42am
The City of Regina is investing $500,000 in the city’s downtown to enhance the downtown experience for residents, visitors, and businesses. The city is creating initiatives developed in partnership with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), which are set to be implemented in the Summer of 2024. The planned initiatives will include increased road and […]
Sask. sees increase in surgeries performed

Sask. sees increase in surgeries performed

May 11, 2024 | 9:18am
Saskatchewan’s surgical teams have achieved another record-breaking year for surgical volumes in 2023-2024. More than 95,700 surgeries were performed between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024, the highest annual surgical volume recorded. Almost 6,000 more surgeries were performed in 2023-24 than the previous record volume recorded in 2022-23. Hip and knee replacement procedures had […]
Savoie scores in final minutes as Warriors claim Game 1 of WHL Final

Savoie scores in final minutes as Warriors claim Game 1 of WHL Final

May 11, 2024 | 8:16am
The Moose Jaw Warriors have drawn first blood in the Western Hockey League Championship Final. And in dramatic fashion, at that. Matthew Savoie scored the game-winning goal with 3:02 remaining to give the Warriors a 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks in Portland on Friday night, giving Moose Jaw a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven […]
Sask. teachers to hold vote next week to extend sanctions

Sask. teachers to hold vote next week to extend sanctions

May 10, 2024 | 5:00pm
Next week, Saskatchewan teachers will vote on the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executives’ mandate to see sanctions implemented beyond the current school year. Currently, the existing mandate expires on June 30. That mandate was voted on in October 2023 and saw 95 per cent of teachers vote in favour of job sanctions. STF President Samantha Becotte said […]
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 […]
Crescent Point says no major sales or purchases in near future after deal spree

Crescent Point says no major sales or purchases in near future after deal spree

May 10, 2024 | 2:14pm
After a recent spree of large-scale transactions cementing it as the dominant player in two major North American petroleum plays, Crescent Point Energy Corp. says it is done with buying and selling assets for the near future. On a conference call with analysts to discuss the company’s first-quarter financial results Friday, CEO Craig Bryksa said […]
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 […]