Government of Saskatchewan News

The Meewasin Valley Authority lost $409,000 in provincial funding in the 2017-18 Saskatchewan budget.

Meewasin Valley Authority sees funds slashed in provincial budget

By Bryn Levy March 22, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 8:03pm

The body that oversees Saskatoon's river pathway system saw its funding from the province reduced in the 2017-18 budget.   The Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) lost $409,000...

Premier Brad Wall made an announcement on March 20, 2017, two days ahead of the provincial budget.

Wall hints at PST increase, tax changes in social media video ahead of budget

By 650 CKOM March 20, 2017 - 6:37am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 12:46pm

Saskatchewan's premier gave his biggest hint yet there could be a change coming to the provincial sales tax (PST) in Wednesday's budget.

In a video posted on social...

Executives at Saskatchewan's health regions are being offered voluntary buyouts. The province expects to combine the 12 existing regions into one entity in the fall of 2017.

Province offers buyouts to health region executives

By The Canadian Press February 28, 2017 - 7:22am Updated: February 28, 2017 - 7:25am

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is offering voluntary separation packages to all top-ranking officials in the province's 12 health regions.

There are currently 12...

The province is looking at ideas like wage rollbacks, job cuts, tax increases and forced unpaid days off as it grapples with a $1.2 billion deficit.

Saskatchewan government looking at days off without pay for public sector

By Sarah Mills February 15, 2017 - 6:26am Updated: February 15, 2017 - 4:51pm

Unpaid days off for the public sector is being considered as the Sask. government wrestles with a $1.2-billion deficit.

It's estimated if every public sector employee...

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan says consultations have shown strong support for keeping locally elected school boards in the province.

Education minister says Sask. people favour keeping elected school boards

By 650 CKOM February 6, 2017 - 1:51pm Updated: February 6, 2017 - 1:51pm

The Sask. Party may have to slow down its drive for transformational change in Saskatchewan's school boards.   The province began consultations following a December 2016 report...

Jan. 22 - 28 marks snowmobile safety week in Saskatchewan.

Sask. Government highlighting snowmobile safety this week

By Jessika Guse January 23, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: January 23, 2017 - 6:52am

This week marks the provincial snowmobile safety week.

By law, if you were born after Jan. 1, 1989 you have to have your snowmobile safety certificate or you could face...

The province said the new regulations will improve access and replace the requirement of consent with the option for birth parents and adult adoptees to file a veto or a contact preference.

New rules make it easier for Sask. adoptees, birth parents to access information

By 980 CJME January 3, 2017 - 10:59am Updated: January 3, 2017 - 11:00am

As of Jan. 1, it’s easier for adult adoptees and birth parents to access birth registration information in Saskatchewan.   “Adoptees, their adoptive families and their birth...

Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter said he was left disappointed following a summit in Ottawa on health care funding.

Sask. minister blasts feds over health funding

By 650 CKOM December 20, 2016 - 3:16pm Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:16pm

Saskatchewan's health minister is calling for continued negotiations on a new national health funding plan, despite a breakdown in talks this week.    Jim Reiter said Monday's...

Server crash blacks out Sask. government emails, websites

By 980 CJME December 8, 2016 - 2:09pm Updated: December 8, 2016 - 2:15pm

Not even Control-Alt-Delete will fix this problem.

The Saskatchewan government is experiencing widespread server issues causing a blackout in its internal email system...

The Government of Saskatchewan reported that a Saskatoon's H2 Construction has been fined $2,800 under Occupational Health and Safety rules.

Saskatoon construction company fined over safety violations

By 650 CKOM November 7, 2016 - 11:43am Updated: November 7, 2016 - 11:43am

A Saskatoon construction company has been fined after workers were spotted without proper safety gear.   H2 Construction pleaded guilty on Nov. 1 to a pair of charges under...

Saskatchewan has the highest rate of drinking and driving incidents among all provinces.

Full Speed Ahead: How liquor privatization could impact drinking and driving in Sask.

By Chris Vandenbreekel October 8, 2016 - 1:36pm Updated: November 7, 2016 - 8:29am

Saskatchewan has a complicated relationship with alcohol.

It's fun for many, but liquor can also be deadly.

Among all the provinces in Canada, Saskatchewan has...

Premier Brad Wall is willing to go to battle against a carbon tax.

Premier Brad Wall says he'll fight national carbon tax

By Sarah Mills October 7, 2016 - 12:25pm Updated: October 7, 2016 - 1:20pm

Premier Brad Wall is willing to go to battle against a carbon tax.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $10 per tonne price on carbon in 2018 growing to $50 per ...