Kevin Martel

An increase in taxes on alcohol were just one of many tax hikes announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget on March 22, 2017.

'I'm not surprised:' Sask. people react to tax hikes in provincial budget

By Kevin Martel March 23, 2017 - 7:59am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 8:00am

Not angry, but not happy.

That sums up what many are feeling regarding the tax increases unveiled in Wednesday's Saskatchewan budget.

Taxes on both alcohol and...

The Co-op Refinery Complex said while it's still willing to talk, it stands by its latest offer being its last one.

Union votes no on latest offer from Co-op Refinery

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 12:01pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

The union representing hundreds of workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex has voted against what the company has called its final offer.

Unifor 594 voted "overwhelmingly...

A hike in liquor taxes could be coming in the provincial budget after Premier Brad Wall said the province is making a shift towards consumption taxes. The budget comes down March 22, 2017.

People brace for potential tax hikes in Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 6:30am

People are preparing themselves for what could be a provincial budget filled with tax increases.

In a video posted to social media, Premier Brad Wall hinted to a shift...

Gordon Loucks said the city wants him to remove all the birds on his property by April 1, 2017.

City orders dozens of pigeons to be removed from Regina home

By Kevin Martel March 16, 2017 - 2:42pm Updated: March 16, 2017 - 3:41pm

The number of birds in one man's backyard in North Central has gotten so large, the City of Regina is stepping in and asking him to get rid of the animals.

And the move...

The Co-op Refinery said 50 housing trailers were put on site March 8, 2017 in the case of a labour disruption.

Refinery brings in housing trailers as labour disruption looms

By Kevin Martel March 15, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: March 15, 2017 - 5:15pm

Extra steps are being taken at the Co-op Refinery which would indicate a possible labour disruption is closer to happening.

The company confirmed 50 housing trailers...

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are once again selling season tickets for seats in new Mosaic Stadium, which is scheduled to host its first regular season CFL game July 1, 2017.

Riders resume selling season tickets after 3-year wait

By Kevin Martel March 14, 2017 - 4:54pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 5:18pm

For the first time in several years, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are once again selling season tickets.

When the City of Regina announced it was going ahead with plans...

Tickets began being issued in the two-year photo radar pilot program on March 8, 2015.

Regina still evaluating photo radar; Mayor Fougere speaks of benefits

By Kevin Martel March 14, 2017 - 12:27pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 12:45pm

While both Saskatoon and Moose Jaw have expressed interest in keeping photo radar around past the pilot program, Regina's mayor isn't saying what he thinks.


The Landfill Gas to Energy Facility was unveiled to media on March 13, 2017. It converts methane gas to electricity.

Garbage gas to electricity: Regina unveils new facility

By Kevin Martel March 13, 2017 - 4:33pm Updated: March 13, 2017 - 4:45pm

Taking methane gas from Regina's landfill and turning it into electricity to power homes is now a reality in the city.

After contemplating the idea for several years,...

Trent Senger will appear before a disciplinary committee on March 24, 2017 on six charges of professional misconduct

Former Yorkton high school principal accused of professional misconduct

By Kevin Martel March 10, 2017 - 4:27pm Updated: March 10, 2017 - 4:30pm

A former principal at a high school in Yorkton will face a disciplinary hearing based on allegations revolving around falsifying a student's record, along with making sexist...

Jeret Friesen is among the first in line and enjoys a cone on a chilly day as Milky Way Ice Cream opens March 10, 2017.

Frozen customers line up for frozen treat as Milky Way opens for season

By Kevin Martel March 10, 2017 - 1:51pm Updated: March 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

Customers braved the bitter cold and likely felt about the same temperature as what they were ordering, as Milky Way Ice Cream opened up its doors for the season Friday morning...

The city is discussing the possibility of implementing a new Local Improvement Program, to be discussed at a public works and infrastructure meeting on March 9, 2017.

Regina contemplating revamped Local Improvement Program

By Kevin Martel March 9, 2017 - 1:54pm Updated: March 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

A new Local Improvement Program (LIP) could be coming for Regina residents and the decision on whether projects go ahead could rest with them.

The city's public works...

The opposition NDP addressed media at the Legislature on March 8, 2017 regarding wage rollbacks.

NDP will take wage rollback, but wants more from Sask. Party

By Kevin Martel March 8, 2017 - 9:24pm Updated: March 9, 2017 - 6:11am

While both the SaskParty and NDP can agree on a 3.5 per cent wage rollback for its members, the opposition wants to take things a step further.

Nobody from the NDP...