2017 Budget News

Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association President Gordon Barnhart says he's optimistic more conversations will be held with the province on April 10, 2017.

Sask. mayors want more talks with province

By Britton Gray April 10, 2017 - 9:10pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 9:30pm

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) continued to call for “meaningful consultation” with the province on Monday.

The Saskatchewan government made...

One of the recommendations that will be brought to city council on April 10, 2017 is to not run city buses on stat holidays.

Regina residents sound off on recommended city cuts

By Britton Gray April 10, 2017 - 8:42pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:45pm

People in Regina are weighing in on some of the recommendations being made to city council.

On Monday night, city council will be deciding on how they will fill the over...

Saskatoon city council approved a motion calling for the city's legal team to pursue legal action against the province during a special meeting on March 26, 2017.

Saskatoon city council seeking injunction against provincial budget cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 26, 2017 - 7:13pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 8:37am

Saskatoon city council is asking their legal team to pursue an injunction against funding cuts from the province.   The decision was made during an emergency meeting Sunday to...

Premier Brad Wall was quick to fire back at Alberta's Premier Rachel Notley on comments made about the Sask. budget.

Wall and Notley spar over recent budgets

By Sarah Mills March 26, 2017 - 5:17pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 7:13am

Alberta's premier is taking aim at the Saskatchewan budget released this week.

"What we've seen in Saskatchewan is what it looks like when the rubber hits the road,"...

A recent study by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Public Health Agency of Canada showed 1,200 Canadians die every year from HPV-related cancers.

Budget expands HPV vaccine to boys in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills March 26, 2017 - 1:41pm Updated: March 26, 2017 - 1:45pm

The provincial budget included $750,000 to provide the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to Saskatchewan boys in grade 6.

The programs have been provided to girls in...

An emergency session of Saskatoon City Council will be held at noon on Sunday March 26, 2017 at city hall.

Saskatoon city council calls emergency meeting on provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 24, 2017 - 11:35am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 11:35am

Saskatoon city council will meet Sunday to address an $11.4 million hole left in the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The Sask. Party government...

The Meewasin Valley Authority will have to prioritize their programming — including trail maintenance — after losing 20 per cent of their budget due to provincial funding cuts on March 22, 2017.

'Beginning to hit a wall:' MVA concerned over provincial funding cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 5:46pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 7:58pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority says it's "taking a hit" from the provincial budget, and it could jeopardize the organization's services.   The province revealed in Wednesday's...

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron told reporters on March 23, 2017 he's disappointed over cuts to post-secondary education impacting SIIT.

'They are impacted big time': First Nations respond to cuts in provincial budget

By Brent Bosker March 23, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 2:40pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says its communities will feel the impact of cuts in the provincial budget.   The FSIN expressed disappointment over operational...

The 2017 provincial budget delivered the largest single funding cut in the University of Saskatchewan's 110-year history.

Sask. universities left to make up for budget cuts

By 650 CKOM March 23, 2017 - 10:38am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 10:38am

The provincial budget came with bad news for Saskatchewan's universities.   All post-secondary institutions were handed a five per cent funding cut.   The University of...

Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty unveils the province's 2017-18 budget on March 22, 2017.

Sask. budget hits families with PST hike, job cuts

By Sarah Mills March 22, 2017 - 6:19pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 6:45pm

The Saskatchewan government is raising the PST and scrapping the provincial bus company in an effort to reduce the deficit. 

At midnight on March 23, the PST will...

Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty unveils the province's 2017-18 budget on March 22, 2017.

Sask. budget hits families with PST hike, job cuts

By Sarah Mills March 22, 2017 - 2:33pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 1:12pm

The Saskatchewan government is raising the PST and scrapping the provincial bus company in an effort to reduce the deficit. 

At midnight on March 23, the PST will...

Regina-Lewvan MP Erin Weir (right) wants to see a fair share of transit funding, higher federal health transfers and extended employment insurance in Regina in the federal budget released on March 22, 2017.

With federal budget looming, Regina MP seeks measures for Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME March 21, 2017 - 10:54pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 11:00pm

With Ottawa set to deliver their budget Wednesday, a Regina MP is making it known what he would like to see for Saskatchewan.

The NDP's Erin Weir, the Regina-Lewvan MP,...

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