Saskatchewan's Budget Takes From The Poor To Give To The Rich

Nick Falvo | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Nick Falvo

The Brad Wall government had some difficult choices to make. It could have asked the rich to pay a little more. Instead, it told the poor to pay a lot more. Though this budget may help reduce the provincial deficit, it will be bad for poverty and for the long-term health of the Saskatchewan economy.

Saskatchewan Cuts Funeral Funds For Poorest Citizens

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Alberta

"The need for a funeral goes beyond just dollars and cents."

Saskatchewan Nurse Fined $26,000 After Facebook Complaint

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2017 | Canada Alberta

"Nurses are healthcare professionals and as such are rightfully held to high standards.''

Expect A Tax 'Shift' In Upcoming Saskatchewan Budget: Wall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Politics

The premier says the government didn't expect revenue from natural resources to fall more than $1 billion and stay that low for three years.

Cheque Mailed To 'Vagina, SK' Miraculously Delivered To Regina

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.14.2017 | Canada Alberta

That's gotta be a first!

Credible Climate Policies Help Drive Economic Growth

Ralph Goodale | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Canada's plan to deal with Climate Change is aimed toward the successful development, transportation and marketing of our valuable oil and gas resources in western Canada, while protecting our clean air and clean water for generations to come. Both sides of this equation are equally important. Canadians want both a prosperous economy and a clean environment, together.

Where To Rent A Cottage This Winter

Mara Sofferin | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Mara Sofferin

With so many winterized cottages, cabins, chalets, and yurts (yes, yurts) across Canada, cottage "season" can be a thing of the past. This winter, keep your hair smelling like campfire even when there's snow on the ground with this list of the coziest and coolest all-Canadian getaways.

Ottawa Will Let Saskatchewan Use Coal Power Beyond 2030

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals announced last week that provinces will have to phase out coal entirely by 2030 or use carbon capture and storage technology.

Saskatchewan Political Donation Problem Is A Caution For Canada

Charles Smith | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Charles Smith

The role and influence of money in the political process has long been antagonistic to a fully democratic electoral system. Political parties must raise money from party supporters to maintain an organization, promote various messages and compete in elections, but it matters where that money comes from and how it is raised.

Brad Wall's Sask. A Wild West Of Corporate Political Donations

Duncan Kinney | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Duncan Kinney

Not only are out-of-province donations OK in Brad Wall's Saskatchewan, but so are corporate and union donations. There are no donation limits of any kind, and out-of-country corporate donations are allowed as long as that corporation has a Canadian presence. It really is the Wild West out in Saskatchewan.

Plans In Place To Address Sask. First Nation Suicide Crisis

The Canadian Press | John Cotter | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We have to be there. We have to be on the ground.''

Putting A Price On Pollution Boosts Saskatchewan's Case For A Pipeline

Ralph Goodale | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

With more frequent, more severe and more damaging cycles of droughts and wildfires, storms and floods, it's clear that a more extreme and volatile climate is costly for Saskatchewan. Virtually everyone agrees that we need to prevent the worst consequences, as much as possible, and adapt to what we can't avoid.

Calgary Mom Killed Daughter In Self-Defence, Court Hears

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Alberta

The two got into a fight over drug money.

Teen Pleads Guilty To Beating Saskatoon Baby To Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

The teen had escaped from a youth centre, where she was serving a sentence for several offences, including assault with a weapon.

13 Inmates Have Escaped From Saskatchewan Jails So Far This Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The government is investigating.

Sask. RCMP Ask Farmers Not To Carry Guns, Fight Crime

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"People are just fed up."

Public Car Insurers Justify Jacking Up Rates With Fudged Facts

Dermod Travis | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

ICBC applying for basic rate increase of 4.9 per cent. According to its release, the number of crashes across B.C. "jumped by 15 per cent in two years from 260,000 in 2013 to 300,000 in 2015." Why 2013 and not some other year, say 2007? The numbers wouldn't fit the narrative.

The Saskatchewan Oil Spill Is Affecting An Endangered Species

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

The Cree First Nations says it has taken its own water and soil samples for testing.

Rising Water Levels Pause Saskatchewan Oil Spill Cleanup

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Alberta

Water flows could rise up to two metres.

Brad Wall Says Racism Is A National Problem

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We need to start building an understanding."

Brad Wall Buys Country Legend's White Cadillac

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

It has the name "Waylon'' embroidered in the middle of the leather seat.

Online Comments Can Be Criminal, Sask. Police Warn After Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Alberta

They ask people to "remain respectful'' in their online communication.

Chef's Prairie Feast Gives Canadians A Reason To Visit Saskatoon

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

MacKay's vision is embodied in Prairie Feast, an annual celebration of Saskatchewan food and culture that wrapped up its second edition last weekend. This year, chefs from around Canada came and cooked sensational food on the street, beneath tents and amid the hot sun and famous big, blue skies of the middle of the country.

World's First In-Vitro Bison Calves Born In Saskatchewan

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

The breakthrough comes after a decade of genetic research.

Worker Dies At Saskatchewan's New Children's Hospital

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

The worksite has been shut down.