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Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan said the province is reviewing its options after a judge ruled it unconstitutional to provide per-student funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.

Sask. education minister reacts to Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm

Saskatchewan's education minister says a recent decision out of Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench could mean chaos for both the province's separate and public school systems.  ...

After a court ruling, non-Catholic students won't be able to get provincial government funding to attend Catholic schools after June 30, 2018.

Judge rules province can't fund non-Catholics to go to Catholic schools

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 6:35am Updated: April 21, 2017 - 8:22am

A Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench judge has ruled it unconstitutional for the province to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools.

Justice Donald Layh's...

Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood is calling for talks about the Meewasin Valley Authority's plans to close popular areas along the South Saskatchewan River.

Corman Park reeve worries about river access closures

By 650 CKOM 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 (...

The federal government is expected to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana on April 13, 2017.

Sask. government concerned over expected pot laws

By Sarah Mills April 12, 2017 - 4:51pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 7:13am

The federal government's highly anticipated pot plans are expected to be announced Thursday.

The legislation is expected to address age requirements for marijuana buyers...

Saskatoon City Council will get its first look at recommendations on how to fill a $9 million shortfall caused by funding and tax changes in this year's provincial budget.

City council to begin looking at budget shortfall options

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 8:25am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:25am

Saskatoon councillors have some major decisions to make about the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The budget released in mid-March contained two items...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will head to Washington to meet with the Trump administration to discuss trade on April 3, 2017.

Wall heads to Washington to highlight Canada-U.S. Trade

By Britton Gray April 2, 2017 - 9:24am Updated: April 2, 2017 - 9:30am

Premier Brad Wall is making his way south of the border to talk trade with members of the Trump Administration.

Wall will be in Washington from April 3-6 and will be...

The owner of a Saskatoon shop specializing in glass pipes and bongs says legalization will likely bring pot smokers out of the shadows.

Shop owner says legal weed will bring users out of the shadows

By Chris Carr March 29, 2017 - 7:30am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 7:32am

Many in Saskatoon could not be happier that recreational marijuana is set to be legal.

But the co-owner of a local head shop says he expects most people will be keeping...

Justin Trudeau is set to visit Saskatoon on March 29, 2017.

Trudeau to visit Sask. Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM March 29, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: March 29, 2017 - 6:33am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Saskatoon Wednesday.

He'll be at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus  at 1:45 p.m.   Trudeau was last in Saskatoon in...

n artist's rendering of Merlis Belsher Place, a new arena slated for completion at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2018.

Councillor questions arena deal after provincial budget

By 650 CKOM March 28, 2017 - 11:16am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 11:42am

A Saskatoon city councillor wants the city to pull back funding for a new rink at the University of Saskatchewan.

Ward 1 Coun. Darren Hill said he wants a recent ...

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...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark spoke to 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks ahead of the provincial and federal budgets set

Saskatoon mayor stays upbeat ahead of provincial, federal budgets

By 650 CKOM March 21, 2017 - 9:36am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 9:38am

Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark stopped in for his weekly chat with 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks Tuesday morning — and like many conversations around the province, a lot of the talk...

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...

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