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Minister Don McMorris addresses media at the legislature in Regina Aug. 6, 2016,  after being charged with impaired driving.

Sask. Deputy Premier Don McMorris charged with impaired driving, resigns

By 980 CJME August 6, 2016 - 11:39am Updated: August 6, 2016 - 12:59pm

Saskatchewan Deputy Premier Don McMorris has resigned after being charged with impaired driving.

McMorris, who was also the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor...

Walter Mikulsky gets standing ovation from colleagues at retirement party.

52 years of service: meet the longest serving government worker in Sask.

By Kevin Martel April 13, 2016 - 6:22pm Updated: April 13, 2016 - 6:30pm

In 1963, Saskatchewan's Premier was Woodrow Lloyd. Gas was six cents a litre. The price of a home was $16,000. It was also the year that Walter Mikulsky began work with the...

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Province cuts funding to Heritage Language program

By Lasia Kretzel March 5, 2016 - 10:36am Updated: March 5, 2016 - 10:36am

The provincial government is pulling funding from a province-wide language program.

Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan said "in light of the current economic climate...

Saskatoon tourism hopeful Sask. Rush will give industry added jolt

By François Biber January 16, 2016 - 11:10am Updated: January 16, 2016 - 11:10am

Lacrosse fever hit a boiling point Friday with the Saskatchewan Rush home-opener at SaskTel Centre.

As thousands filed in to watch Saskatchewan’s new pro-sports team,...

Saskatchewan Legislative building.

Taxpayers Federation debt clock criticizes Sask government borrowing

By November 2, 2015 - 4:48pm Updated: November 2, 2015 - 5:15pm

The Canadian Taxpayer's Federation (CTF) is telling the province to cut up the credit card.

Touring the country with its debt clock, the CTF argues the amount...

The Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina.

Health Ministry denies funding for Sask. siblings with rare genetic disease

By Lasia Kretzel October 5, 2015 - 5:20pm Updated: October 6, 2015 - 6:21am

Muhammad Akhter spent 12 hours trying to figure out how to tell his wife some terrible news.

The couple's three children have been denied treatment coverage from the...

A tanning bed ban is coming to Saskatchewan starting Nov. 1.

Tanning bed ban coming for Sask. kids under 18

By François Biber September 24, 2015 - 5:40pm Updated: September 24, 2015 - 6:11pm

Young teenagers looking for the sun-kissed look year-round will have few options after the Saskatchewan government announced an upcoming ban on minors using tanning beds.

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 Participants at the FDI Forum at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon on Sept. 23, 2015.

Business forum calls for more foreign investment in Canada

By Bryn Levy September 23, 2015 - 4:21pm Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:21pm

Several prominent academics and business people are calling on the Canadian government for more clarity on rules for foreign investors.

The two-day FDI Canada forum...

Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace.

More Sask. First Nations send their finances to Ottawa

By Kelly Malone September 4, 2015 - 12:21pm Updated: September 4, 2015 - 1:29pm

With fires encroaching on her community for months over the summer, Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson is working diligently to catch up on getting the First...

The Advisory Group on Poverty's report to the provincial government was released on Aug. 24, 2015 in Saskatoon.

Panel delivers anti-poverty report to Sask. government

By Bryn Levy August 24, 2015 - 2:39pm Updated: August 24, 2015 - 3:47pm

A group of experts appointed to help fight poverty delivered a list of recommendations to the provincial government on Monday.

The 11-member Advisory Group on Poverty...