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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 […]
Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate for first time in more than four years

Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate for first time in more than four years

Jun 5, 2024 | 7:59am
The Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate for the first time in more than four years today, marking a major turning point in its fight against inflation. Governor Tiff Macklem says the Bank of Canada has more confidence inflation is moving closer to its two per cent target, citing various indicators that suggest […]
Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery

Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery

Apr 4, 2024 | 1:03pm
I spent the day in the $1.4 Million Dollar home that someone will in with this lottery! OMG! Yes, I did a lot of dreaming today on what I would do if I won any of these prizes that they are offering. The early bird prize is a European Adventure or $100,000 cash. AND the […]
Farm groups pleased Interest-Free Amount through APP has increased to $250-thousand

Farm groups pleased Interest-Free Amount through APP has increased to $250-thousand

Mar 26, 2024 | 5:04pm
Farmers who have applied for a cash advance through the Advance Payments Program (APP) may be pleased with Monday’s announcement from the federal government. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay announced the interest-free portion of the APP is going up from $100-thousand to $250-thousand for 2024. The interest-free amount has fluctuated over the […]
Western Canada’s cold snap in January causes $180 million in insurance damages

Western Canada’s cold snap in January causes $180 million in insurance damages

Mar 11, 2024 | 1:56pm
Extreme cold near the start of this year in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan has led to a damage bill that the Insurance Bureau of Canada says is more than $180 million.  The bureau says about 70 per cent of the insurance claims related to the extreme cold were for personal property and damage caused by frozen […]
Bank of Canada holds key rate steady at five per cent, says too early to cut

Bank of Canada holds key rate steady at five per cent, says too early to cut

Mar 6, 2024 | 9:03am
The Bank of Canada is holding its key interest rate steady at five per cent today, arguing it is still too soon to start lowering rates. The central bank says inflation has continued to ease and the economy is weakening but underlying price pressures are still persistently high. Canada’s inflation rate dropped to 2.9 per […]
More than Six Million Dollars Raised in TeleMiracle #48

More than Six Million Dollars Raised in TeleMiracle #48

Feb 25, 2024 | 5:57pm
People in Saskatchewan were “ringing those phones” all weekend to help out the Kinsmen of Saskatchewan with TeleMiracle #48. By 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the annual telethon raised a total of $6,112,717.00. Since 1977, the telethon has raised a total of over 165 million dollars and all of that money stays in Saskatchewan. All the […]
Finance ministers to talk housing, pensions and economy at annual meeting

Finance ministers to talk housing, pensions and economy at annual meeting

Dec 15, 2023 | 10:22am
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and her provincial and territorial counterparts say housing, pensions and economic growth will be hot topics as they gather in Toronto for their annual meeting. “I am sure that we will be discussing housing, which is the central priority for so many Canadians today,” she said in opening remarks delivered before […]
Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate slowed to 3.1% in October

Statistics Canada says annual inflation rate slowed to 3.1% in October

Nov 21, 2023 | 8:30am
The inflation rate slowed to 3.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis, down from 3.8 per cent in September, as the price of gasoline fell, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. The agency said the price drivers paid for gasoline in October fell 7.8 per cent from a year earlier compared with a 7.5 per cent increase […]
Canada’s jobless rate rises to 5.7% in October as economy sees modest 18,000 job gain

Canada’s jobless rate rises to 5.7% in October as economy sees modest 18,000 job gain

Nov 3, 2023 | 7:22am
Canada’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7 per cent last month as job opportunities became less plentiful in an economy weighed down by high interest rates. Statistics Canada released its October labour force survey Friday, which showed the economy added a modest 18,000 jobs. The gain was not enough to keep the unemployment rate from rising […]