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Family farms at risk from higher capital gains rates: GGC

Family farms at risk from higher capital gains rates: GGC

Jun 11, 2024 | 6:31pm
WESTERN PRODUCER – Looming changes to Canada’s capital gains inclusion rates will increase average taxes by 30 per cent on the country’s family-run grain farms, putting their futures at risk, according to research conducted by the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). “Our research shows that an average grain farm in Canada, most of which are family owned […]
Teachers Reject Proposed Deal to End Strike

Teachers Reject Proposed Deal to End Strike

May 30, 2024 | 7:48pm
After a two day ratification vote, teachers in Saskatchewan have voted to reject the latest deal worked out with the provincial government. The STF says with 88 percent of eligible teachers voting, 55 percent voted to reject the offer. “We take our direction from the membership, and members have spoken.” STF President Samantha Becotte said […]
Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Provincial budget: Classrooms, care, communities and a deficit

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
The 2024-25 Saskatchewan provincial budget features major spending on education, health care, municipalities and capital investments — and has a deficit to go along with it. A projected deficit of $273.2 million is forecast in the budget tabled by Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer in the legislature Wednesday. It is the final budget of her […]
With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

Mar 19, 2024 | 11:48am
The provincial budget will be released Wednesday and one cattle group leader believes there won’t be anything new in the budget for the agriculture sector. CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says many noteworthy items have been announced over the last two months, from the freezing of Crown Land grazing rates made in […]
Sask Party Government to spend extra $750M this fiscal year; Opposition calls for transparency

Sask Party Government to spend extra $750M this fiscal year; Opposition calls for transparency

Feb 22, 2024 | 2:17pm
The Saskatchewan government is spending $750 million more than it had budgeted this year, a move that’s raising questions from Opposition New Democrats. The province approved the extra dollars this week through special warrants, a measure it uses when expenditures aren’t budgeted. Some of that spending is for health care, agriculture and environmental cleanup. The […]
Residents of Yorkton can now review draft of city’s 2024 budgets

Residents of Yorkton can now review draft of city’s 2024 budgets

Jan 30, 2024 | 5:27am
Yorkton City Council has approved releasing a draft of the 2024/25 Capital and Operating Budgets to the public.    The proposed budget will be posted on the city’s website, to allow for public feedback, before Council gives final approval.  The budget would consist of 2.5% operational and 1.0% Capital increases, totaling 3.5%.    Online feedback forms are […]
Teachers in Saskatchewan to Stage one day Strike

Teachers in Saskatchewan to Stage one day Strike

Jan 11, 2024 | 10:32am
The lack of a contract with the province’s teachers is starting to come to a boil. The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has announced there will be a one day walkout province wide on Tuesday, January 16th. Teachers are legally obligated to give 48 hours notice, but the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation wanted to give parents as much […]
City of Melville pass 2024 Operating & Capital budgets

City of Melville pass 2024 Operating & Capital budgets

Dec 19, 2023 | 5:54am
Melville City Council has passed the 2024 Operating and Capital budgets during a Special council meeting last week. Residents of Melville will see a 4.8 percent increase in taxes & 2.4 percent increase in utilities in 2024. The utility rates see a 2.4 percent increase which averages to $4.09/month for residents based pm an average […]
Back-to-school: Parents offer tips on how they save during annual shopping spree

Back-to-school: Parents offer tips on how they save during annual shopping spree

Aug 25, 2023 | 2:13pm
Two weekends ago, Anne Zarifa and her children sat down to make a list of clothes they’d need for the coming school year after sifting through their closets to get rid of anything too small or worn out. The Montreal mother of three says leaving back-to-school shopping until the last minute can be a costly error for parents — one that’s more important […]