Category Archives: Saskatchewan News

Saskatchewan to lose $62.5 million if climate agreement is not signed

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said that Saskatchewan will not sign onto the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which includes support of a price on carbon. That decision will likely cost Saskatchewan over $60 million in federal funding. The deadline is February 28 for provinces to sign onto the agreement. In return, they gain access to the Low

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City council green lights six marijuana dispensaries in Regina

Regina city councillors have given a green light to have six cannabis dispensaries in the city, once marijuana becomes legal. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming authority (SLGA) will now be able to issue six retail permits to private operators in Regina. READ MORE: Regina city councillors still have more questions than answers in municipal marijuana strategy During Monday’s meeting, Coun.

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Saskatchewan Winter Games wrap up in North Battleford

Roughly 1,800 people descended on North Battleford over seven days for the Saskatchewan Winter Games. The athletes, coaches, managers, officials and mission staff hailed from more than 300 communities. Over 1,200 volunteers from the Battlefords and surrounding area took part. Related Baseball Sask aims to attract girls and offer more training Citizenship ceremony at Saskatoon Blades game welcomes 30 new

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Sask. PST exemption reinstated on agriculture, life and health insurance premiums

The Saskatchewan government is exempting the provincial sales tax on agriculture, life and health insurance premiums effective immediately. The PST was added to those premiums on Aug. 1, 2017. Premier Scott Moe had made reinstating the exemption part of his Saskatchewan Party leadership campaign. Related Saskatchewan’s budget remains on track while emptying contingency fund PST takes a bite out of

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Regina cancer survivor hopes to inspire others to give blood amidst shortage

Canadian Blood Services is calling on more donors in Regina to give blood after donations slowed this past winter. “Currently right now for Regina …  in order to stock up for spring, we have over 1,700 open appointments right now,” said Katherine Wasylynka, Canadian Blood Services territory manager for Regina and southern Saskatchewan. “We’re looking for people, in particular new

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Team Canada coach Willie Desjardins leaves Olympics with a medal to remember

Willie Desjardins will go home with the satisfaction of a medal-winning performance, if not kudos. Coaching Team Canada is a thankless job. Canadians expect their hockey teams to win and on the international stage that’s not easy, even when you have a $150-million roster that includes Sidney Crosby, Carey Price and Drew Doughty. Related Olympic skier David Duncan released by

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