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Teachers Strike Continuing

Teachers Strike Continuing

Mar 25, 2024 | 4:36am
With no resolution on the horizon for the labour dispute between the provincial government, and the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation will be continuing its job action. The STF announced Friday there will be a province wide ban on extra curricular activities all week, except Friday, which is a holiday. Teachers will also withdraw lunch supervision on […]
STF and SSBA have mixed reactions to education budget

STF and SSBA have mixed reactions to education budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 1:03pm
On the same day that thousands of teachers were striking outside the provincial legislature, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $3.3 billion for the Ministry of Education in their 2024-2025 provincial budget. Overall, education is seeing an increase of $247.8 million, or 8.1 per cent, over last year. It is targeted at supporting prekindergarten to grade […]
No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

No affordability measures leave Sask. NDP and more disappointed by provincial budget

Mar 21, 2024 | 8:33am
A total of $20.1 billion was invested in this year’s Provincial Budget, with significant investments in education and healthcare leading the way. Despite the ‘record investments’ highlighted by the provincial government, Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck said the government did nothing to address the biggest issue facing residents in the province. Affordability. “As families across […]
Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Lack of retention measures leaves healthcare union unimpressed by 2024/25 provincial budget

Mar 20, 2024 | 8:33pm
This year’s Saskatchewan budget delivers a total of $7.59 billion, an increase of $726.4 million or 10.6 per cent in health care. The budget expands patient care and services to meet the increasing demands of a growing population, increases access to primary care through support for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health professions, and funds […]
Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
The 2024-25 Saskatchewan provincial budget features major spending on education, health care, municipalities and capital investments — and has a deficit to go along with it. A projected deficit of $273.2 million is forecast in the budget tabled by Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in the legislature Wednesday. It is the final budget of her […]
Court adjourns MLA Greg Lawrence’s criminal charges for a month

Court adjourns MLA Greg Lawrence’s criminal charges for a month

Mar 18, 2024 | 2:21pm
Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence has had his court charges adjourned to Monday, April 15, so his defence lawyer can acquire more information about his case. Lawrence, 58, was not present in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on March 18 when his matters were discussed. Instead, defence lawyer Estes Fonkalsrud appeared on his behalf and […]
Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Mar 12, 2024 | 10:41am
Debate over a labour dispute between Saskatchewan teachers and the province heated up in the legislature Monday, with the Opposition demanding the government get a deal done. The education minister, however, said it’s the teachers union that needs to return to the bargaining table.  On Monday, Saskatchewan teachers paused volunteering in extracurricular activities for the next three days as […]
Teachers Announce Job Action for Thursday March 14th

Teachers Announce Job Action for Thursday March 14th

Mar 11, 2024 | 10:57am
The feud between the provincial government, and teachers is continuing with no end in sight. Teachers are kicking off the week with a ban on all extra curricular activities province wide, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. That means teachers will not take part in the organization, supervision and facilitation of activities including athletics, non-curricular arts, field […]
Chan named Sask. Party candidate in Yorkton for 2024 Provincial Election

Chan named Sask. Party candidate in Yorkton for 2024 Provincial Election

Mar 8, 2024 | 5:54am
David Chan will run under the Saskatchewan Party’s banner in Yorkton in the upcoming provincial election. For the past 6 years Chan has worked as a mental health counsellor for local First Nations – primarily focusing on youth and families. Chan ran against Darcy Zaharia and Kaitlyn Kitzan for the nomination after long-time MLA Greg […]
Premier Moe Announces Increase to Education Budget

Premier Moe Announces Increase to Education Budget

Mar 6, 2024 | 8:08pm
The Sask Party Government is laying all their cards on the table. The teacher’s strike has been dragging on for weeks, with both sides accusing the other of wrong doing. Teachers want to bargain class size and class complexity at the provincial level, with the people who pay the bills. The Sask Party Government has […]