Federal Government News

The federal government's goal is to make sure 90 per cent of Canada’s electricity comes from sustainable sources by 2030 – up from 80 per cent today.

Ottawa announces plan to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

By The Canadian Press November 21, 2016 - 8:50am Updated: November 21, 2016 - 8:50am

OTTAWA – Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is announcing a plan to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030.

She says the goal is to make sure 90...

Drafts of what the new Collaborative Science Research Building will look like at the University of Saskatchewan.

University of Saskatchewan building state of the art science research facility

By JT Marshall August 20, 2016 - 12:44pm Updated: August 20, 2016 - 1:35pm

The University of Saskatchewan will begin construction on its new collaborative science research building this fall.

The facility is set to focus on climate change,...

Photo of Darke Hall at the University of Regina's College Avenue campus.

Ottawa providing $27M for U of R's College Ave campus

By Michael Joel-Hansen August 19, 2016 - 9:13pm Updated: August 21, 2016 - 9:23am

The University of Regina's campus on College Avenue is getting an infusion of cash courtesy of the federal government.

The century-old campus will get just over $27...

Some of the damage from the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Special cabinet committee set up to deal with Fort McMurray fire

By Alex Docking May 13, 2016 - 4:38pm Updated: May 13, 2016 - 4:45pm

Federal Public Safety minister Ralph Goodale said a special cabinet committee is now established solely to deal with the aftermath of the devastating Fort McMurray fire.

Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant construction.

How much money will Sask. get from federal government for infrastructure?

By Sarah Mills April 27, 2016 - 4:01pm Updated: April 29, 2016 - 7:26am

The federal budget is several weeks in the books and Saskatchewan's allocation of that money is now beginning to be revealed.

Ottawa has indicated Saskatchewan will...

Saskatoon Police Chief Clive Weighill expects Canadian police officers to issue fewer minor pot posession charges ahead of Ottawa's plan to legalize/regulate drug.

Pot possession charges likely to decrease over next year says police chief

By Lasia Kretzel April 20, 2016 - 6:23pm Updated: April 21, 2016 - 10:21am

Canada's top police chief expects officers will issue fewer pot possession charges as the federal government's plans to legalize and regulate marijuana draw closer to reality...

Saskatchwan mayors on standby for federal stimulus money.

Sask. cities on standby for possible stimulus

By Adriana Christianson, Bryn Levy January 21, 2016 - 6:51am Updated: January 21, 2016 - 6:55am

Many mayors across Saskatchewan hope their communities get their share of a $1 billion federal stimulus package expected to flow to Saskatchewan and Alberta.

On Monday,...

Cows at feedlot near Lanigan, Sk.

Major funding for Sask. livestock industry

By 650 CKOM January 20, 2016 - 1:05pm Updated: January 20, 2016 - 1:05pm

The livestock industry got a big boost from the federal and provincial governments Wednesday.  They announced more than $7.8 million in funding for 26 livestock and forage...

MN-S President Robert Doucette.

MN-S President anxious to get funding restored

By Nigel Maxwell January 20, 2016 - 8:17am Updated: January 20, 2016 - 8:17am

A little more than a year after losing its funding, the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) is receiving some good news, the money could soon start flowing again.


U.S. airstrikes in Syria in September 2014.

Poll finds Canadians prefer bombing mission but support training mission

By 980 CJME November 19, 2015 - 10:48am Updated: November 19, 2015 - 12:30pm

A poll by a national public research firm finds that Canadians prefer the idea of Canada engaging in a bombing mission, but still support Canada's training mission in Iraq and...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet was sworn in Wednesday.

Inexperience a hill to climb for Liberal cabinet, U of S prof

By Bryn Levy November 4, 2015 - 6:46pm Updated: November 4, 2015 - 11:22pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet faces a tall order with several inexperienced cabinet ministers, a University of Saskatchewan professor says.

The new 30-member...

Advanced polling station in Saskatoon on Oct. 12, 2015.

Advanced polls top 2011 turnout by more than 300,000 votes

By 650 CKOM October 13, 2015 - 6:38am Updated: October 13, 2015 - 6:40am

An astounding number of Canadians turned out to cast a vote for the federal election as advanced polls opened over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Elections Canada estimated...