Saskatchewan

RBC Taylor Prize: An Interview With Author Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Living
Barbara Taylor

"Madness is a childish thing," Barbara Taylor writes in The Last Asylum, a memoir of her two decades as a mental patient in England. The book records her breakdown, her 21-year-long analysis, her periods as an inmate at Friern Mental Hospital (The Iron Mother) in North London.

What One Small Prairie Town Did to Reverse its Population Decline

David Dodge | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

About 10 years ago the town of Craik, Saskatchewan was facing a problem common to so many rural centres on the prairie. The town was slowly dying. People were moving away to bigger cities and other provinces and each census confirmed it. That's when the people of Craik hatched a plan.

Amber Alert Suspect Charged With Murder

CP National News | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

CREIGHTON, Sask. - A charge of first-degree murder has been laid against a man arrested after the fatal shooting of a teenage boy and the abduction of...

The Wind Energy Project That's a Sign of Things to Come

David Dodge | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Business
David Dodge

This may seem surprising to us in Canada, but California has a lot of extra wind and solar power being produced at times when it is not needed, so storing that energy and saving it for peak periods of the day helps avoid the need for new power plants.

Sask. NDP Picks Fight With Government Over Coffee Instructions

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

REGINA - Saskatchewan's Opposition says a document that gives health workers step-by-step instructions on how to brew a pot of coffee is disrespectful...

Brad Wall 'Disappointed' By White House Veto Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Politics

REGINA - Saskatchewan's premier says he's disappointed that legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline may be vetoed by U.S. ...

The New West: Money, Jobs and a Flood of Young Adults

Mark Milke | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

Question: If you're young, or have very little education, where's the best place in the country to find a job, make a decent income and prosper? Answer: Alberta, followed by Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Police Search For 5 Missing Saskatchewan Youths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada

SOUTHEND, Sask. - Poor weather conditions are hampering the search for five youths who've gone missing in the Reindeer Lake area of northern Saskatche...

Exploring the Culinary Culture of Our Prairies

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

Like many Canadians who have travelled across the County, I had been to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan several times but it had simply been to "drive through." This fall, I returned to the prairies to learn more about the culinary culture of Saskatoon.

Allowing Private MRI Clinics Does Not Shorten Wait Times in Public Healthcare Systems

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Along with failing to increase affordability and access, private MRIs pose a more insidious threat to publicly-funded health care. The more Canadians believe that they have to pay out of their own pocket for necessary care, the more we will see confidence in and commitment to medicare eroded. We need strategies to improve access to diagnostic technologies that strengthen medicare rather than undermining it.

Saskatchewan's 10 Creepiest Ghost Stories

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

Long roads that lead to seemingly nowhere, harsh weather that howls across the flat prairie, and an expansive landscape that often leaves you far, far...

Saskatchewan Launches World's First Carbon Capture Operation

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Business

REGINA - Saskatchewan's government-owned power utility is set to launch its flagship carbon-capture-and-storage project this week when it cuts the rib...

The Corner Gas Movie Loves That Saskatchewan Life

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada TV
Vacay.ca

It's the second-to-last day of shooting of the highly anticipated movie, Corner Gas. I am ushered into a darkly lit room called the video village to sit and wait out the filming of a scene before I can interview Brent Butt, creator and star of the Corner Gas TV series that is phenomenally popular in Canada.

Saskatchewan Considered What?!

CBC | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

While the referendum campaign was gearing up in Quebec in 1995, a team of Saskatchewan officials headed by then-Premier Roy Romanow considered the p...

Saskatchewan Premier Asks Harper For $100 Million For Flood Relief

CBC | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he has no doubt the federal government will approve his request for an advance of $100 million dollars for disast...

LOOK: Prairie Flooding Causes Widespread Damage

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

After heavy rain drenched the Canadian prairies over the weekend, the widespread damage caused by floodwaters is becoming clear in Manitoba and Saskat...

Prairie Farmers Tackle Floodwaters

CP | Jennifer Graham and Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

Water sloshes around Jace Brown's waist as he walks through his farmyard in the far southeastern corner of Saskatchewan, near the village of Carievale...

This Canada Day I'm Celebrating Nature and Those Who Protect it

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

This Canada Day, I'm not only celebrating our country's beautiful natural places, which are like no other in the world. I'm celebrating the visionary Canadians who have believed in the importance of protecting the best of what Canada has to offer.

Want a Middle Class? Imitate Alberta and Saskatchewan

Mark Milke | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

There has been much hand-wringing over the claimed disappearance of the middle class. At the national level important policy such as a stable currency and domestic peace matter to the creation of prosperity and the formation of the middle class. But domestically, consider one issue -- tax rates -- that can be easily compared across provinces and which has an effect upon wealth creation and thus opportunities and jobs.

Canada's Future Lies in Small Politics

Cole Hogan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

Canadians' politics are local, not national. The lack of confidence in governments to take on the country's big issues means Canadians trust their governments with smaller, achievable goals. Affordable, doable policy solutions trump vague, grand promises, programs, or visions.

The Canadian Province No One Can Spell

The Huffington Post | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada

Canada has 10 provinces, but only 9 that can be spelled correctly by the average person. Not convinced? Here's the proof. The problem is so bad th...

Could This Top Chef's Saskatoon Restaurant Be Canada's Best?

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Dale MacKay was the first winner of Top Chef Canada, he had established himself among Daniel Boulud's successful brigade of proteges, and he was living in Vancouver, a city in proximity to many of the exceptional products coveted by cooks. MacKay, though, opted for Saskatoon.

B.C.'s Budgetary Sleight Of Hand

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.

The Walter Scott Centre

Cole Hogan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

Today I am announcing the launch of the Walter Scott Centre, a Saskatchewan focused think tank named after our first premier.

8 Sent To Hospital After Seniors Home Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

MELFORT, Sask. - Eight residents of a seniors home in Saskatchewan were sent to hospital after a fire at a seniors housing complex in the city of Melf...