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Saskatchewan's Crown insurance company said in an internal memo sent to driving instructors this week that a mandatory training plan should be in place by next year. The memo from Saskatchewan Government Insurance said details are still being worked out, but the curriculum is to include at least 70 ...
The Saskatchewan government is asking the province's Appeal Court to rule on whether Ottawa can impose a carbon tax but the federal government says ... tax was met with praise from both the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.

The latest report from Saskatchewan's ombudsman says her office receives a lot of complaints about bad behaviour by municipal councils in smaller centres. In 2015, Ombudsman Mary McFadyen's office was authorized to begin hearing complaints about cities, towns and rural municipalities in the province.
REGINA - Fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says it will temporarily lay off up to 1,300 workers at two of its potash mines in Saskatchewan. The layoffs are to affect staff at the Vanscoy mine this month and the Allan mine in early May. Will Tigley, a company spokesman, says some essential staff would remain at both ...
The president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalties (SARM) wants the province to create a crime watch association similar to what currently exists in Alberta. That was one of the takeaways during a meeting Friday, when representatives from municipalities around western Canada ...
REGINA -- The Saskatchewan government is asking the province's Appeal Court to rule on whether Ottawa can impose a carbon tax but the federal government says it is confident it will prevail. Saskatchewan wants to know whether Ottawa's plan to bring in a carbon price for provinces that don't have one ...

Towns and cities across Saskatchewan will follow a federal framework as they prepare to navigate the hazy task of marijuana legalization. ... 'The whole point of this cooperative effort with FCM, SUMA and SARM is to try and make sure that we're educating our members, the municipalities across this ...
HUMBOLDT, Sask.—The air inside the Humboldt Broncos' home arena feels heavy, grief as suffocatingly thick as the silence blanketing the usually raucous stands. The rafters that shake with ... Opinion | Bruce Arthur: Not a hockey player in Canada who doesn't understand small towns and long bus rides.
Saskatchewan town grieving after at least 15 dead, many injured following Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The Saskatchewan town of Humboldt is grieving on Saturday after at least 15 people were killed and several injured when the Humboldt Broncos' team bus collided with a semi-truck on Friday.
Legal recreational marijuana may have been pushed back to August or September, but that doesn't mean local decision-makers don't have a lot of work to do. Calgary-based 420 Clinic has been working with health organizations, chambers of commerce, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association ...
City Hall is closed, as are all public libraries and the civic conservatory. Garbage and recycling will be picked up as per usual. The landfill is open with regular hours. Transit and Access Transit will be operating on holiday schedules. The full list of all city-operated facilities and their hours are on the city's ...
Municipalities across Saskatchewan, like those in the rest of Canada, are preparing for the impacts of cannabis legalization. But in one place, that involves "twice as much paperwork." "This is our life every day," said Gerald Aalbers, the mayor of the city of Lloydminster, which straddles the ...
Keeping a warm home and opening doors to rooms with water pipes will prevent them from freezing, according to the City of Regina. Keeping the thermostat above 12 C should help prevent freezing, as well as keeping walls near pipes from falling below 5 C. Keeping doors open to any rooms where there ...
Baxter serves on the village council in Val Marie, a southwest Saskatchewan community whose sewage lagoon is now overcapacity. The troubles have forced it to release partially treated wastewater into the Frenchman River. That pains the councillor, and he's long searched for another way. He started ...
Saskatchewan municipalities want to see the new PST revenue the province brought in as a result of changes to last year's budget be included in municipal revenue sharing. That's one of 18 resolutions the members of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association passed this week at an annual ...
Cricket players in Regina are feeling trapped in a sticky wicket, having no access to indoor facilities to play their game during the long winter months. "If you phone the city right now, and try to book cricket, they'll basically say no to you," said Salman Khan, one of the directors for the Saskatchewan Cricket ...
The final tally is in, and 2017 will take its place in the history books as the driest year on record in the southern Saskatchewan communities of Moose Jaw and Assiniboia. ... That's just 46 per cent of the usual yearly rain and snow for the town, 135 kilometres southwest of Regina. In Moose Jaw, about 90 ...

While Saskatchewan municipalities wait to hear the province's strategy, the City of Saskatoon will discuss an amendment to the smoking bylaw next week. The city's community standards director, Jo-Anne Richter, is suggesting a blanket approach to marijuana under the smoking bylaw. “Broaden the ...
During a recent cold snap that blanketed Saskatchewan, temperatures dropped down to –30 C. But the city has assured residents that once the weather warms up, the trees often heal themselves. If the crack is too large, the city could insert a bolt into the trunk that may help the mending process. If you are ...
The South Saskatchewan River is seen on Tuesday, Dec. ... Canada's coldest city is actually a tie between Saskatoon and Regina, which have each recorded -50 C. Both records were set long ago: Saskatoon on Feb. ... (Note: Some small communities have been colder, but we're dealing with cities here.
Residents of towns and cities across Saskatchewan will likely be facing bigger property tax bills in 2018. One of the major factors driving the increases are cuts to provincial grants-in-lieu paid by Crown orporations to municipalities in the place of taxes, says Regina city councillor Bob Hawkins.. Hawkins, a ...
SPY HILL, Sask.—A small Saskatchewan town opened its doors on Christmas morning to almost 100 passengers of a Via Rail train that suffered mechanical problems due to extremely cold weather. Company spokesperson Mariam Diaby said in an email that the train travelling between Vancouver and ...
Regina city councillors are set to allow six marijuana retailers into the city when pot becomes legal this summer. That's the maximum number allowed by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority for the province's capital city. The city council's executive committee approved a report from city ...
As lovebirds prepare to shower their significant others with affection this Valentine's Day, one Northeast Saskatchewan village spreads love around the world. Postmaster Connie Black-Sturby said the village of Love, Sask. has become famous for their stamps. Pauline and Dale McKinnon created a teddy ...
The mayor of White City, Sask., says it's not official yet, but his town will likely take a pass on allowing cannabis to be sold in the community — at least for two or three years. And so far, the town just outside Regina is the only municipality saying it plans to opt out of having a pot shop, according to a CBC ...
Regina's mayor wants the Saskatchewan government to let cities introduce new taxes as the province and its municipalities discuss updating the province's revenue sharing formula. Michael Fougere brought up the issue Wednesday at a Regina city committee meeting. During a discussion about an ...
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is urging the provincial government to release information. SUMA president Gordon Barnhart said without the go-ahead from the province, its impossible for municipalities to prepare bylaws in time. "We don't know, for example, the age that will ...
Saskatchewan Avenue, Louise Bridge among Winnipeg road closures ... Transit cuts, more money for road renewals expected as city delivers ...
The city is looking to reduce the cost of local transit through advertising ... The recently relaunched Fort Sask Transit services was brought in to ... During city council's budget meetings, it was learned that the municipality is only ...
Municipalities worried Sask. is lagging on pot legalization ... seeing in Alberta, where there was a large swath of consultations, town-hall style." ... While towns and cities across the province have asked to have a say in how ...
The Saskatchewan city dives headlong into the trend of crime prevention through ... city's community safety coordinator, hosted around town. ... report ranking the country's 100 largest cities; this report is based on a list of all ...
The annual Lights Up Festival returns to City Hall this Friday, Nov. ... event to kick-off a very busy and festive weekend in Fort Saskatchewan.”.
According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan reported 54 ... a role in the city's homicide rates, often coming in combination with drugs, alcohol and firearms. ... to homicides that occurred outside Saskatchewan's largest cities.
Beavers are burdening rural areas of the province, and now the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is looking for solutions ...
BURNABY, B.C. — A city in British Columbia wants Saskatchewan's ... the federal government, provinces and municipalities should not be able ...
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is urging the provincial ... Brad Wall disagrees with mayors that pot tax revenue should go to cities ... Regina marijuana dispensaries grow to at least 10 storefronts in city.
So far Saskatchewan hasn't decided how it will handle recreational marijuana once it's legalized federally next year. It did launch an online ...
On Tuesday, Ron Wedrick and his 27-year-old son Evan from Tompkins, Saskatchewan joined their neighbours and drove west of the town in ...
By Lindsay Morey, Fort Saskatchewan Record ... Lisa Makin and Gordon Harris were elected to Fort Saskatchewan city council along with ... He has 25 years as senior management in four urban municipalities in Alberta as 12 ...
Wind gusts overnight in Saskatchewan wreaked havoc on city streets and farmyards, leaving residents with cleaning up to do Wednesday.
Communities near Sask. ... Airdie, north of Calgary under threat, as well as Gleichen, east of Calgary, and Hilda on the Saskatchewan border.
By the time the system passes into Saskatchewan, a wide swath of ... Finally, the Saskatoon city landfill will close if winds of more than 70 km/h ...
Wildfire forces evacuation of southwestern Sask. towns of Burstall and Leader ... Officials in the town of Leader declared a local state of emergency Tuesday evening and called for a full evacuation of the ... The Rural Municipality of Deer Forks is also under an evacuation order. ... weather Change city.
The town of Leader, roughly 85 kilometres southwest of Kindersley, Sask., is among the communities being evacuated from the southwestern ...
The Regina Police Service is on the hunt for a new headquarters and at least one option could see the force occupy the former Saskatchewan ...
The family was recently told to get rid of the goats that have been living in their backyard after town council approved a new livestock bylaw, ...
Crossmount Village a prairie oasis for Saskatchewan seniors ... and the other in the city,” the village of Crossmount is completely dedicated to ... and it's really country/rural feeling and we didn't want to move back into town.”.
... the Salvation Army, and City of Saskatoon received confirmation in the ... According to the Ministry of Environment, 38 wildfires are burning in Saskatchewan, ... and Manitoba are working the Flo fire southeast of the town.
YANKE - Mr. Melfort (Melfie) Yanke of Churchbridge, SK, beloved ... Eventually Melfie's parents moved into town but he remained on the farm.
Edmonton's "accidental beach" on the North Saskatchewan River may live on, now that council has directed city administration to look for ways ...


 

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