Saskatchewan

9,000 Evacuated In Saskatchewan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

Soldiers started rolling into Saskatchewan on Monday to double firefighting efforts in the north, where about 9,000 people have been forced out of the...

Military To Help Battle Northern Saskatchewan Fires

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada

REGINA - Close to 1,000 military personnel are on their way to help fight wildfires in Saskatchewan.Duane McKay, commissioner of emergency management ...

Thick Smoke Making Saskatchewan Wildfire Less Volatile: Official

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

There were 110 active fires in Saskatchewan on Wednesday, and of them, only about 10 were contained.

Saskatchewan Scraps Tampon Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Provincial sales tax will be removed from products starting July 1.

Sask. City Slammed For 'Hypocrisy' After Telling Residents To Conserve Water

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

A city in southern Saskatchewan has been flooded with complaints on social media after someone snapped a photo of a pressure washer being used to clean city hall this weekend.

4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.

This Saskatchewan Town Has A Very Unfortunate Slogan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

They're considering changing it

Ex-Mountie Faces New Underage Sex Assault Charges

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alan Davidson moved across the Prairies between 1981 and 2014, where he was involved in baseball and hockey leagues.

How a Made-in-B.C. Strategy Could Bring an End to AIDS in Canada

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Dr Ryan Meili

Saskatchewan is among a number of regions in Canada, such as Manitoba and even our nation's capital, currently experiencing alarming spikes in the spread of HIV. B.C. has an impressive track record for slowing the spread of HIV/AIDs in the province. The B.C. Centre created a Treatment as Prevention strategy which provides widespread access to HIV testing, care, support and treatment. Keys to the strategy's success have been political commitment, programmatic focus, ongoing innovation coupled with monitoring and evaluation, appropriate resourcing and free services (including fully free antiretroviral therapy (ART)).

They Speak A Different Language In Saskatchewan. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

What's a "bunnyhug"?

RBC Taylor Prize: An Interview With Author Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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 04.25.2015 | 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 03.28.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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...