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Saskatchewan promises money for Mounties if RCMP can recruit officers

Saskatchewan promises money for Mounties if RCMP can recruit officers

Apr 21, 2024 | 10:32am
Saskatchewan and the RCMP have inked a deal that would see the province fund hundreds more officers if Mounties can recruit to fill those positions. The new commitment will be a game-changer, said Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, the commanding officer for Saskatchewan’s RCMP. The force has long been understaffed and at the beginning of this […]
CUPE Local 5430 rallies in Regina for healthcare workers

CUPE Local 5430 rallies in Regina for healthcare workers

Apr 20, 2024 | 8:37am
Cost of living and retention concerns were on the minds of members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 5430 who staged a noon hour rally outside Pasqua Hospital on Friday. The union held this “information rally” to raise awareness of issues facing health care workers as they continue bargaining efforts towards a collective agreement.  One […]
SGI reminds drivers to be safe this 4/20 weekend

SGI reminds drivers to be safe this 4/20 weekend

Apr 20, 2024 | 8:01am
This weekend marks 4/20, and SGI is reminding residents that if they are participating in any sort of “celebration,” they should make plans to make it home safely. SGI says that the number of drug-related suspensions is significantly higher than it was three years ago.  Canadian police have roadside oral fluid testing devices they can […]
Highway #10 from Fort Qu’Appelle to Melville to receive passing lanes

Highway #10 from Fort Qu’Appelle to Melville to receive passing lanes

Apr 20, 2024 | 7:09am
The Government of Saskatchewan announced that Highway 10 will be seeing passing lanes. Highways Minister Lori Carr announced that Highway 10 passing lanes will be moving forward between Fort Qu’Appelle and Melville as part of the passing lanes strategy.         “Passing lane projects are a cost-effective investment to make our highways safer and more efficient,” Carr said. […]
Agribition sees report revenue, sponsorships, and rodeo attendance

Agribition sees report revenue, sponsorships, and rodeo attendance

Apr 19, 2024 | 3:07pm
Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) finances were in the green for the second year in a row. Last year’s net profit was $75,000, down slightly from last year’s profit of $83,450. Agribition’s CEO, Shaun Kindopp, said the organization is in a good spot despite the lower profits. “For the second consecutive year, we’ve got revenue at […]
SUMA bear pit focuses on mental health, addictions, water issues

SUMA bear pit focuses on mental health, addictions, water issues

Apr 17, 2024 | 5:34pm
Mental health, addictions, housing and Lake Diefenbaker were among the hot questions posed to cabinet ministers at the bear pit session to close the 2024 Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association convention in Regina. Premier Scott Moe and members of the cabinet faced questions from municipal delegates for a little over an hour on a range of […]
Saskatchewan positioning itself as a “stable supplier” of critical minerals after signing two agreements

Saskatchewan positioning itself as a “stable supplier” of critical minerals after signing two agreements

Apr 16, 2024 | 2:48pm
The Saskatchewan government and the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) signed two agreements with France and a company based in Vietnam to improve the province’s energy and mining sectors, as well as increase production at the Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) Rare Earth Processing Facility. A Letter of Intent was signed Monday between the provincial government and […]
Saskatchewan sexual assault organizations look to libraries months after school ban

Saskatchewan sexual assault organizations look to libraries months after school ban

Apr 14, 2024 | 9:15am
Saskatoon mother Tamara Hinz says her two kids have watched the same puppet show that thousands of other Saskatchewan children have seen over the last 17 years.  The “I’m the Boss of Me” presentation for those ages eight to 11 tells the story of three friends, two of whom have been sexually abused. It teaches […]
Stolen laptops and misuse of funds cost two school divisions over $22,000

Stolen laptops and misuse of funds cost two school divisions over $22,000

Apr 13, 2024 | 9:28am
A pair of school divisions lost over $22,000 of public money. According to the province’s latest public money lost report, the Living Sky School Division lost $15,552 after a school employee allegedly misappropriated funds. The employee has since been fired, and the matter has been reported to the RCMP. The province says that the school […]
Sask. Teachers’ Federation announces end of sanctions with negotiations set to begin next week

Sask. Teachers’ Federation announces end of sanctions with negotiations set to begin next week

Apr 12, 2024 | 10:50am
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation announced that they will resume bargaining negotiations with the province for a new collective agreement. The decision results from ongoing discussions with the government, which have addressed teachers’ concerns regarding funding accountability to address class size and complexity. The negotiations with the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee are expected to resume on Tuesday, […]