Start the bidding at $4.1B, Premier Brad Wall indirectly puts pricetag on SaskTel

Premier Brad Wall suggested on Tuesday that any offer for SaskTel would need to cover certain criteria, including being able to eliminate the province’s operating debt, which is currently $4.1 billion. Wall reiterated earlier statements that the province does not have an offer on the table for the Crown corporation.  Premier Brad Wall discusses the potential sale of SaskTel “If

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Vanstone: Reynolds still made the right call by hiring Jones

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pursuing an elusive second victory amid an atmosphere of second-guessing. Should they have hired Chris Jones? Should they have given him such a lengthy job description? Is he capable of reversing the CFL team’s protracted tailspin? Yes … yes … and yes. Jones — the Roughriders’ head coach, defensive co-ordinator, general manager and (deep breath) vice-president

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Clayton Eichler to stand trial for alleged aggravated sexual assault

A man going to trial in relation to two first-degree murder charges will also be going to trial for an alleged aggravated sexual assault.  Clayton Eichler, 34, is accused of violently sexually assaulting a woman, who was 24 at the time, in June of 2012. Accused killer Clayton Eichler has troubled history with women Eichler appeared in Regina provincial court Wednesday morning for

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Thunder’s offence looking for big plays

The Regina Thunder put up some huge numbers in its latest PFC game — except on the scoreboard. Thunder running backs Victor St. Pierre-Laviolette and Ethan Hautz combined to rush for 269 yards and the team accumulated 502 yards of net offence in Sunday’s game against the host Calgary Colts. And yet Regina lost 36-17. In the Thunder’s season-opener on Aug. 14,

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Man, 27, dies after workplace incident at oil rig near Estevan, Sask.

Another worker has died in Saskatchewan, this time after an incident at a rigging operation near Alameda, Sask., about 60 kilometres east of Estevan.  Panther Drilling said its worker died Monday. The company operates oil rigs in southeast Saskatchewan. CBC has confirmed that the worker was 27-year-old Dustin Pratt from Estevan.   The drilling contractor says it’s devastated by the tragedy, in which a

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Sixties Scoop survivor wants to see apology from Sask. government

Survivor Jacqueline Maurice says it’s important that the Sixties Scoop be acknowledged in Saskatchewan. “This is a pain that needs to be acknowledged,” said Maurice, who was taken from her family under Saskatchewan’s Adopt Indian and Métis program. Court proceedings in a massive class action lawsuit representing thousands of people began yesterday in Ontario, and were adjourned until December. Between 1965 and

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