Saskatchewan is Growing News

Brad Wall speaks to reporters in Regina's Harbour Landing.

Party leaders call for equalization payments fix in federal budget

By Sarah Mills, Lasia Kretzel March 16, 2016 - 12:26pm Updated: March 16, 2016 - 3:59pm

Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall is hoping next week's federal budget will include $570 million for Saskatchewan.

That is the amount of money taxpayers in the...

Downtown Regina.

Regina-area population above 240,000, 5th-highest growth rate in Canada

By Sarah Mills February 19, 2016 - 10:19am Updated: February 19, 2016 - 10:30am

Regina and surrounding communities are now home to 241,422 people.   The latest figures from Statistics Canada show a 1.87 per cent increase in our population.   The numbers up...

Flags outside the Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings.

Sask. NDP points to 5,700 people moving to other provinces since 2013

By Sarah Mills December 18, 2015 - 6:00pm Updated: December 19, 2015 - 10:00am

Not everyone wants to call Saskatchewan home.

Even with the provincial population hitting record highs, recent numbers show 5,700 people left the province since 2013 to...

Saskatchewan's legislature in January 2014.

Saskatchewan's population continues to grow

By 980 CJME December 16, 2015 - 11:06am Updated: December 16, 2015 - 11:15am

Saskatchewan's population continues to grow at the second-highest rate in the country.

Statistics Canada released numbers Wednesday on population growth in the third...

Construction in Regina in June 2015.

Latest population numbers show Sask. still growing

By Lisa Schick September 29, 2015 - 12:33pm Updated: September 29, 2015 - 12:45pm

Saskatchewan is still growing, despite the economic downturn.   The province's population grew by about 3,100 people from April to July this year, bringing the total up to 1,...

The University of Saskatchewan welcomes 2,500 international students this year.

U of S welcomes international students back to school

By Bryn Levy August 31, 2015 - 2:45pm Updated: August 31, 2015 - 2:49pm

Thousands of international students at the University of Saskatchewan join those making their way back-to-school this week.

The school is hosting about 2,500 students...

File photo of the Saskatoon Police headquarters.

Saskatoon police look to add more interpreters to bridge growing language gap

By Brent Bosker August 20, 2015 - 11:00am Updated: August 20, 2015 - 11:00am

Saskatoon is growing and so too are the number of languages spoken in the city.   It's why the Saskatoon Police Service is looking to add more interpreters to its team.   “We...

A photo of what’s left around Nemeiben Lake after wildfires ripped through - Photo by Bill Elliot

U of S prof says Sask. needs to prepare for new wildfire reality

By Kurtis Doering July 28, 2015 - 5:05pm Updated: July 29, 2015 - 6:19am

In the wake of unprecedented wildfire evacuations and a nine-figure firefighting bill, northern communities and the province of Saskatchewan need to rethink the way they...

Evraz Place Regina file photo April 2013. Kevin Martel/CJME

New trade centre for Regina's Evraz Place

By CJME staff July 23, 2015 - 10:58am Updated: July 24, 2015 - 6:44am

Within two years, Regina's Agribition and the Farm Progress Show will have a brand-new venue with the announcement of funding for a new International Trade Centre at Evraz...

Corn crop. File photo wikipedia

Warm, dry weather could harm Sask. crop yields

By 650 CKOM July 2, 2015 - 4:51pm Updated: July 3, 2015 - 6:23am

Saskatchewan farmers need rain, and they need it soon.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture crop specialist Shannon Friesen said the hot weather is causing some crops to...

An illustration of the Saskatoon perimeter highway presented by the Ministry of Highways on June 25, 2015.

Province hears suggestions on proposed Saskatoon bypass

By François Biber June 26, 2015 - 7:33am Updated: June 26, 2015 - 7:40am

It took 100 years to complete Circle Dive, so how long until Saskatoon can expect a perimeter bypass to take?

That’s the burning question for people at a stakeholder...

Coram Construction workers. Andrew Shepherd/CJME.

Sask. opens 'Express Entry' for skilled immigrants

By Andrew Shepherd June 23, 2015 - 1:25pm Updated: June 23, 2015 - 1:25pm

It's now easier and faster for immigrants who are skilled workers to come to Saskatchewan. They can now apply for permanent residency through the online Express Entry category...