Provincial Budget News

Regina city council decided to raise taxes another 2.5 per cent as part of the solution to fill a $10.3 million funding shortfall at the council meeting on April 18, 2017.

Regina council hikes taxes, cuts programs to fill money gap

By Kevin Martel April 19, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 6:45am

Property taxes are going up again in Regina and some programs and services are getting cut or changed.

Faced with a funding shortfall of $10.3 million, council decided...

Regina council is expected to finalize its reopened budget on April 18, 2017 after a provincial budget left the city short $10.3 million.

Regina council expected to finalize reopened budget

By Kevin Martel April 18, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 18, 2017 - 6:45am

It's take two for Regina city council as it must again finalize its budget in light of a funding shortfall.

Council has had a week to digest what city administration...

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 Saskatchewan School Boards Association is concerned that any cuts will impact the classroom.

School boards seek clarity on government contract demands

By Sarah Mills April 11, 2017 - 1:58pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

The concern is mounting in the education sector in Saskatchewan following talk by the government of pay cuts and layoffs.

The letter from deputy education minister Julie...

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty and Mayor Michael Fougere continue to disagree on how the City of Regina should make up a funding shortfall after the provincial budget was released March 22, 2017.

Regina, province still butting heads on funding shortfall

By Kevin Martel April 11, 2017 - 7:05am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 7:15am

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and provincial Finance Minister Kevin Doherty continue to disagree and butt heads on how a funding shortfall should be made up by the City of...

The governance and priorities committee, which consists of the entire council, forwarded recommendations that filled a $9 million budget shortfall while keeping average tax increases to $44 per household.

Council keeps tax increase low in proposed budget revision

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 10, 2017 - 8:37pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 11:29am

It was a confusing afternoon for Saskatoon City Council Monday, but a solution to handle the provincial budget fallout in the short-term may be just around the corner.   The...

As of May 1, 2017 AV Transit will operate a shuttle between Martensville, Warman and Saskatoon.

New transit option for Warman-Martensville area

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 3:47pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:47pm

A new shuttle service will offer rides between Martensville, Warman, and Saskatoon as of May 1.

The service from AV Transit is set to run 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through...

Regina city council is meeting on April 10, 2017, to vote on an amended budget that could mean a rise in property taxes and the elimination of several city programs.

Programs, facilities on chopping block in Regina budget

By 980 CJME April 10, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 12:30pm

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere warned of tough choices ahead of Monday night’s special city council meeting.

On Friday, the city unveiled an amended city budget that would...

The Saskatchewan Schools Boards Association are worried about government plans to control school division spending.

Sask. school boards concerned about losing independence

By Sarah Mills April 7, 2017 - 4:13pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 4:15pm

The Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) is expressing concern that school boards are losing their autonomy.

It comes after Education Minister Don Morgan said...

During a special emergency meeting on March 27, 2017, Regina city council asked administration to re-open the previously passed budget and look for millions of dollars in savings to offset decisions made in the provincial budget.

Amended city budget reveals another property tax hike

By 980 CJME April 7, 2017 - 3:59pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Property taxes are set to rise again in Regina, as the city made new recommendations on how to mitigate the shortfall left by funding changes made in the province’s budget....

Saskatchewan's MLAs took a pay cut after passing legislation on April 5, 2017.

Sask. MLA wage cut takes effect

By 980 CJME April 6, 2017 - 8:34am Updated: April 6, 2017 - 8:45am

The pay cut for Saskatchewan's MLAs is now official.

The legislation was effective immediately after being passed Wednesday. It sees provincial politicians take a 3.5...

Saskatoon public schools are out $11.5 million due to the 2017-18 provincial budget. The board chair says everything is on the table to make up for it.

Saskatoon public schools out $11.5M after provincial budget

By 650 CKOM April 5, 2017 - 6:14pm Updated: April 5, 2017 - 6:14pm

The fallout from the provincial budget has made it to the classroom.

Saskatoon Public School Board Chair Ray Morrison told 650 CKOM Wednesday that everything is on the...