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Moose Jaw looking for more money from Ottawa for downtown

Moose Jaw looking for more money from Ottawa for downtown

Mar 27, 2024 | 11:38am
Creating a downtown business improvement district and encouraging the federal government to provide more funding to municipalities to enhance infrastructure are issues two members of Moose Jaw city council want to see addressed.  Councillors Heather Eby and Dawn Luhning gave notice during the March 25 regular meeting that they planned to introduce motions at future […]
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 […]
‘Historic decision’: Saskatchewan government says pronoun law may go to Supreme Court

‘Historic decision’: Saskatchewan government says pronoun law may go to Supreme Court

Feb 16, 2024 | 4:02pm
The Saskatchewan government says it will fight a court ruling over its school pronoun law, calling it a potential game-changing precedent when it comes to provinces’ use of Charter’s notwithstanding clause. “We remain committed to using all tools necessary to protect parental rights, including requesting a stay of this decision and an appeal all the […]
Sask Party MLA resigns from Caucus

Sask Party MLA resigns from Caucus

Jan 30, 2024 | 4:59pm
Sask Party MLA for the Moose Jaw-Wakamow constituency Greg Lawrence announced he has resigned from the Saskatchewan Party Caucus, according to statement released Tuesday afternoon. The decision by Lawrence to resign comes amid an ongoing police investigation “into historical complaints unrelated to his duties as an MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow”. The statement goes on […]
Walters stepping down as Sask Progress Party leader

Walters stepping down as Sask Progress Party leader

Sep 29, 2023 | 10:31am
Just a few months after its new branding became official, the Saskatchewan Progress Party will be looking for a new leader. Jeff Walters anmnounced on social media he will be stepping down as leader and stepping away from politics, and a party leadership race will soon be called. Walters said that he believes it is essential for […]
Moose Jaw MLA decides to not run in 2024 election

Moose Jaw MLA decides to not run in 2024 election

Sep 26, 2023 | 10:44am
Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence has decided to not run again in the 2024 provincial election. The Saskatchewan Party released a statement from Lawrence, who has been MLA for the riding since 2011. “I had planned to run again, but after sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident last month, my recovery has been […]

Fire Ed Minister Dustin Duncan – NDP

Jan 10, 2022 | 12:22pm

Is education Minister Dustin Duncan capable of fulfilling the duties of his position within the Saskatchewan Government? NDP Education Critic Carla Beck and the NDP say – NO. In a call to media today Beck put out the call for Duncan to resign from his seat as minister of education – sighting his pandemic response as the […]