politics

Major water users in southern Alberta agree to curb consumption in face of drought

Major water users in southern Alberta agree to curb consumption in face of drought

Apr 19, 2024 | 1:18pm
More than three dozen major water users in southern Alberta have agreed to voluntarily curb their consumption if there’s a severe drought this spring or summer.  The province announced Friday that municipalities, irrigation districts and industry players have signed memorandums of understanding covering four sub-basins — the Red Deer River, the Bow River, the mainstem […]
Governor General to make her first official visit to Saskatchewan Monday

Governor General to make her first official visit to Saskatchewan Monday

Apr 19, 2024 | 10:51am
For the first time since she was appointed to the post, the Governor General Mary Simon will be paying a visit to Saskatchewan. The viceregal was sworn in July 26th 2021. Ms. Simon gained national and international recognition for her work on Arctic and Indigenous issues and for her efforts in advocating for Inuit rights, […]
Prime Minister condemns Iran’s attacks on Israel

Prime Minister condemns Iran’s attacks on Israel

Apr 13, 2024 | 9:02pm
Canada “unequivocally condemns” Iran’s attacks on Israel, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday evening as tensions boiled over between the two countries and pushed the Middle East closer to a region-wide war. Trudeau’s statement came after Iran’s state-run media announced Tehran had fired ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel on Saturday in what was Iran’s […]
NDP grills government over Doherty lobbying

NDP grills government over Doherty lobbying

Apr 12, 2024 | 6:23am
 It was a heated exchange in the Legislative Assembly to close off the week Thursday, as once again Opposition New Democrats zeroed in on the lobbying efforts of former Sask Party Finance Minister-turned-lobbyist Kevin Doherty. The Opposition had been hurling questions at the government in recent days over the $6 million sole-source contract for private […]
Construction complete for new Regina Urgent Care Centre

Construction complete for new Regina Urgent Care Centre

Apr 9, 2024 | 1:24pm
The much-anticipated Regina Urgent Care Centre is now 100 per cent complete, and now the task is to get the facility up and running to see patients this summer. Dignitaries were on hand to take a look at the completed facility at 1320 Albert Street. The facility had been under construction since spring of 2022, with […]
‘The math is off:’ School division CFO on province’s claim of sufficient funding

‘The math is off:’ School division CFO on province’s claim of sufficient funding

Apr 8, 2024 | 7:57am
After reading about how the province has allegedly provided sufficient educational funding since 2007, the chief financial officer for Moose Jaw’s Catholic division decided to analyze those statements to determine whether they reflected reality. On Feb. 6, NDP Opposition Leader Carla Beck stood with concerned parents and grandparents outside St. Agnes School to address concerns about […]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

Apr 7, 2024 | 11:56am
The federal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday.  The bulk of that — $2 billion — is going into a fund that will aim to provide access to computing capabilities and technical infrastructure. Trudeau made the announcement in Montreal […]
Cautious optimism for federal plan to let rent count toward credit scores

Cautious optimism for federal plan to let rent count toward credit scores

Mar 28, 2024 | 1:10pm
Companies that already offer ways to allow rent payments to count toward credit scores are welcoming the plan by the federal government to make the practice more widespread. Andrew Graham, chief executive of Borrowell, said Thursday he was encouraged by the government’s commitment.  “We’ve been saying for a couple of years now, how important it […]
Former Estevan deputy police chief is SFO’s new deputy commissioner and chief firearms officer

Former Estevan deputy police chief is SFO’s new deputy commissioner and chief firearms officer

Mar 27, 2024 | 2:49pm
After an extensive and competitive process, Estevan former Deputy Police Chief Murray Cowan has been selected as the new deputy commissioner and chief firearms officer of the Saskatchewan Firearms Office (SFO) effective April 1. Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Regina made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. Cowan will oversee the central administration of the SFO and report to the […]