politics

Political Debate Over Street Drug Use is Heating Up

Political Debate Over Street Drug Use is Heating Up

Apr 28, 2024 | 5:08pm
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre is requesting an emergency debate in the House of Commons over the decriminalization of hard drugs. In a letter to the Speaker of the House, Poilievre says Trudeau’s drug policy needs to be dismantled, calling it a “dangerous experiment.” Late last week, BC’s Premier, David Eby said his province would move […]
Trudeau says Saskatchewan to get carbon rebates despite province not paying levies

Trudeau says Saskatchewan to get carbon rebates despite province not paying levies

Apr 24, 2024 | 9:01am
Justin Trudeau says residents in Saskatchewan will continue to get carbon rebates while the province says it’s not worried by the prime minister’s push to get the Canada Revenue Agency to collect money owed. The Saskatchewan government decided earlier this year not to remit the federal carbon price on natural gas to Ottawa, a move that breaks federal law. […]
Saskatchewan MP won’t run again, cites Tory decision to disallow open nomination race

Saskatchewan MP won’t run again, cites Tory decision to disallow open nomination race

Apr 24, 2024 | 8:22am
A Conservative member of Parliament says he isn’t seeking re-election because his party is not allowing an open nomination in a new riding.  Gary Vidal cites the party’s response to changing electoral boundaries in his announcement that he won’t run. Vidal was elected in 2019 to represent the sprawling Saskatchewan riding of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River in the province’s […]
NDP calling for Education Minister to resign

NDP calling for Education Minister to resign

Apr 22, 2024 | 8:01pm
 The opposition New Democrats have called for the resignation of Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill on Monday, on the heels of a major verbal gaffe by Cockrill during a meeting with a mother whose daughter had recently died. “Time and time again, Jeremy Cockrill shows that he lacks the empathy and honestly needed to be the Education […]
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 […]