provincal news

SHA employee fired after “double dipping”

SHA employee fired after “double dipping”

Nov 12, 2023 | 10:37am
An employee of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) was fired after it was found that a fraudulent scheme led to a loss of over $15,000 of public funds. The Government of Saskatchewan said that the employee had been simultaneously employed by an external organization while receiving payment for shifts from the SHA. The employee’s actions […]
Bus carrying crew for Shania Twain concert crashes on icy highway in Saskatchewan

Bus carrying crew for Shania Twain concert crashes on icy highway in Saskatchewan

Nov 9, 2023 | 1:41am
Members of Shania Twain’s concert production crew were on a bus that crashed Wednesday morning on an icy highway in southeast Saskatchewan. The music star’s management company, Maverick, said in a statement that the bus and a truck from her “Queen of Me” tour were in the crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Wolseley. Twain […]

Sask. government pays Brandt $11.6 million after lawsuit over CNIB building

Jul 13, 2023 | 1:37pm

The Government of Saskatchewan announced they had reached a multi-million dollar settlement with a developer after a building project was stopped in Wascana Park. The province is paying Brandt Properties $11.62 million to settle a lawsuit launched by the company last year. The settlement ended a nearly nine-year saga of Brandt’s proposal to construct a […]

Province’s three byelections set for August 10

Jul 13, 2023 | 10:00am

On August 10, voters in three Saskatchewan constituencies will participate in byelections to select their new MLAs. The provincial government announced the date for the byelections in the Regina Coronation Park, Regina Walsh Acres, and Lumsden-Morse ridings. Advance polls will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on August 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8, […]

Sask. residents leading the nation in economic stress according to Angus Reid

Jun 7, 2023 | 1:34pm

With high inflation continuing, the Bank of Canada has announced a quarter-percentage point rate increase. The key interest rate is now 4.75 per cent, the highest since 2001. The hike adds to more stress for Canadians as, according to new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute, 46 per cent say they are in worse […]

Catholic school division apologizes after email about festival’s ‘Rainbow Tent’

May 28, 2023 | 8:16am

A Catholic school division in Saskatchewan is apologizing for causing hurt after its superintendent sent an email to elementary school principals telling them to keep students away from the Rainbow Tent at a children’s festival. Francois Rivard, director of education for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, said in a statement the internal email was never intended […]

Province sees 16 more COVID related deaths; brings total to 139 for 2023

May 28, 2023 | 8:03am

Over the last month, 16 people have died due to COVID-19 in the province. That is according to the province’s latest Community Respiratory Illness Surveillance Program report for April 23 to May 20. Also, during that time, 165 people were hospitalized, with 21 being admitted to the intensive care unit. With the latest numbers, there […]

Florida man pleads not guilty after Canada-U.S. human smuggling tragedy in Manitoba

May 26, 2023 | 12:03pm

A Florida man pleaded not guilty to human smuggling charges Friday in a case linked to the discovery last year of a family of four migrants from India found frozen to death just steps from the Canada-U.S. border. Steve Shand, 48, waived the reading of the indictment before entering the plea via videoconference as part […]

U of R laying off staff due to reduced budgets

May 11, 2023 | 6:00am

The University of Regina announced that it would be laying off staff due to a reduced budget. “Budget reductions are resulting in some workforce adjustments, including a small number of layoffs and non-renewals of short-term contracts,” said University spokesperson Paul Dederick. “The University has made every effort to mitigate the impact of the reductions on […]

Saskatchewan NDP calls on government to scrap ‘snack tax’ on food items

May 10, 2023 | 9:31am

Holding up a rotisserie chicken, Saskatchewan Opposition NDP finance critic Trent Wotherspoon questioned why it’s taxed while an uncooked chicken is not. Wotherspoon and NDP Leader Carla Beck also asked why the six per cent provincial sales tax applies to a box of five granola bars and not to a box of six. It’s the […]