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Reynolds remembers Jim Hopson for his people skills, positivity

Reynolds remembers Jim Hopson for his people skills, positivity

Apr 4, 2024 | 1:38pm
 It was an emotional and reflective Saskatchewan Roughriders CEO Craig Reynolds who shared his thoughts with the media on the passing of former Riders President and CEO Jim Hopson. “On Tuesday, we lost a very important member of our Rider family,” Reynolds said at the news conference Thursday at Mosaic Stadium. “And Saskatchewan lost a […]
SUMA Calling On Ottawa to Reverse Proposed Changes to Canada Community Building Fund

SUMA Calling On Ottawa to Reverse Proposed Changes to Canada Community Building Fund

Feb 28, 2024 | 12:06pm
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is calling on the federal government to roll back proposed changes to the Canada Community Building Fund. Its a federal program to have dollars flow through the provinces to the municipalities to build or repair infrastructure. The proposed changes include language around affordable housing, which just adds more regulation and […]
February Break Pauses Job Action By Teachers, But No Talks Scheduled

February Break Pauses Job Action By Teachers, But No Talks Scheduled

Feb 17, 2024 | 5:42pm
Its hard to see getting Saskatchewan’s teachers, and the provincial government on the same page. The two sides have dug deep into their positions and there is little hope of compromise. The teachers want the issues of “class size and class complexity” negotiated at the provincial level, with the provincial government because they control the […]
2024 to bring slower food inflation as prices continue to moderate: report

2024 to bring slower food inflation as prices continue to moderate: report

Dec 7, 2023 | 9:07am
Food prices will keep rising in 2024, though at a slower pace, according to the latest Food Price Report. The 14th annual report by Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Guelph and the University of Saskatchewan predicted that food prices will rise between 2.5 per cent and 4.5 per cent next year as […]
Unemployment rate rises to 5.8% in November as job market continues to cave

Unemployment rate rises to 5.8% in November as job market continues to cave

Dec 1, 2023 | 11:32am
Canada’s unemployment rate ticked up to 5.8 per cent last month, as high interest rates weigh on job creation at a time when the country’s population is growing rapidly. Statistics Canada released its November labour force survey Friday, showing the economy added a modest 25,000 jobs, slightly surpassing forecasters’ expectations. Manufacturing and construction saw the […]
Riders Hire Corey Mace to be new head coach.

Riders Hire Corey Mace to be new head coach.

Nov 29, 2023 | 8:39pm
The Saskatchewan Roughriders promised fans they would have a new head coach by the end of November. Just hours before the last day of the month began, word got out. The Riders have come to terms with Corey Mace to be the new head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In the end, two names seemed […]
SaskEnergy could face steep fines and jail for not remitting carbon tax

SaskEnergy could face steep fines and jail for not remitting carbon tax

Nov 1, 2023 | 6:01am
Saskatchewan’s natural gas utility could face hefty fines for not remitting the carbon tax to the federal government, and its executives may also face jail for failing to do so, federal legislation says.  Premier Scott Moe announced this week that SaskEnergy would not remit the carbon tax on natural gas starting Jan. 1, unless Ottawa […]
‘Absolutely not’: No more carve-outs when it comes to carbon pricing, Trudeau says

‘Absolutely not’: No more carve-outs when it comes to carbon pricing, Trudeau says

Nov 1, 2023 | 6:00am
There will be no further carbon price carve-outs, including for natural gas, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, as criticism of his decision to temporarily exempt home heating oil from the policy mounts and his cabinet tries to quiet accusations of regional political favouritism. Because heating oil is far more expensive than natural gas and […]
Strong support for the use of the “notwithstanding clause” by provinces

Strong support for the use of the “notwithstanding clause” by provinces

Oct 12, 2023 | 8:18am
Nearly half of Canadians say they support their province using the notwithstanding clause to ensure that schools tell parents if their child wishes to use a different name or pronoun, a new poll suggests, and more people support that idea than oppose it.  New data also suggest a majority of Canadians believe teachers should have […]