April 25, 2017 - 11:02am
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 12:22pm
Saskatoon's Friendship Inn stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of volunteer hours due to provincial cuts to a program allowing people to work off parking and traffic fines.
The province indicated at budget time tickets would no longer be payable through the fine options program, administered through the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan.
The program placed community agencies on a list with people then able to choose a place to work off their fines at a rate of $10 an hour.
April 20, 2017 - 3:45pm
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 4:33am
The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its decision to cut library funding in the provincial budget.
The premier has tasked Education Minister Don Morgan with looking into "the library funding issue."
As part of a number of measures to reduce the nearly $1.3 billion deficit, money for regional libraries was cut by 58 per cent and Saskatoon and Regina libraries saw their funding scrapped.
Since the March 22, 2017 budget there have been a number of protests to the cuts including a "read-in" at MLA offices across the province.
April 17, 2017 - 11:26am
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 1:43pm
The reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park is concerned about plans to close several popular spots along the South Saskatchewan River.
The Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) recently announced it would close the Paradise Beach, Poplar Bluff and Fred Heal canoe launches to help address a $409,000 cut delivered in the provincial budget.
Paradise Beach and Poplar Bluff are in Corman Park's jurisdiction.
April 13, 2017 - 1:34pm
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 8:22am
The recent cutbacks by the Meewasin Valley Authority will have an impact on how people access the South Saskatchewan River this summer.
The river authority is closing the Paradise Beach, Poplar Bluffs and Fred Heal canoe launches as it tries to reduce costs after receiving less funding in the provincial budget.
April 11, 2017 - 5:02pm
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 7:48am
The recent provincial budget is putting pressure on the Meewasin Valley Authority.
The province cut $409,000 from the MVA, which amounts to a 17 per cent reduction in statutory funding.
Meewasin CEO Lloyd Isaak said the change is making this year’s MVA budget the most challenging in the organization’s nearly 40-year history.
April 10, 2017 - 8:37pm
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 11:29am
It was a confusing afternoon for Saskatoon City Council Monday, but a solution to handle the provincial budget fallout in the short-term may be just around the corner.
The governance and priorities committee, which consists of the mayor and all 10 councillors, forwarded a slew of recommendations that aimed to keep property tax increases to a minimum while making up for the $9 million funding gap left by the province this year.