Kevin Martel

Dozens gathered at the STC bus depot on March 28, 2017 to protest the provincial government's decision to end the bus service by the end of May 2017.

Dozens rally against government's decision to scrap STC

By Kevin Martel March 28, 2017 - 6:05pm Updated: March 28, 2017 - 6:05pm

Whether it was a chorus of boos or an energetic round of applause, dozens of people gathered at the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) bus depot to rally against the...

SUMA President Gordon Barnhart addresses media on March 28, 2017, concerned about how decisions in the provincial budget will impact cities and towns.

Calls to reverse grants in lieu decision increase

By Kevin Martel March 28, 2017 - 5:18pm Updated: March 28, 2017 - 5:18pm

The voice of displeasure towards the provincial budget is getting louder.

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) called on the Wall government to...

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.

'We deserve better:' Regina council vents, brainstorms after Sask. budget creates shortfall

By Kevin Martel March 28, 2017 - 6:45am Updated: March 28, 2017 - 4:10pm

It was a night of brainstorming and venting for Regina city council as an emergency debate was held to find possible ways to make up a sudden shortfall of several million...

The City of Regina could be left with an $11 million shortfall as a result of the March 22, 2017 provincial budget.

Regina council to discuss how to fill hole left by Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 27, 2017 - 6:27am Updated: March 27, 2017 - 6:27am

There's an unexpected shortfall of millions of dollars the City of Regina will now have to find ways to make up, but it's not known exactly how yet.

During Wednesday's...

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation thinks the Wall government didn't do enough to cut spending in the provincial budget unveiled March 22, 2017.

'Tomorrow never comes:' Taxpayers Federation skeptical about future surplus in Sask.

By Kevin Martel March 25, 2017 - 1:39pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 1:56pm

The provincial budget puts off tough decisions and instead forces families to make the difficult spending choices, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).


Ben Stadnyk, owner of Budget Builders, says PST expanding to construction services will cost consumers more and potentially bring his sales down. The PST expands April 1, 2017.

Renos, new builds to cost more as Sask. PST expands

By Kevin Martel March 24, 2017 - 6:27am Updated: March 24, 2017 - 12:15pm

Those pricey home renovations are about to get a little more expensive and that stands to negatively impact Saskatchewan’s construction sector along with those paying for the...

On April 1, 2017, PST will be expanded to include children's clothes, impacting Cecilia Kautzman, owner of Kids Trading Company in Regina.

Kids clothing store owner thinks PST expansion could be hit to families

By Kevin Martel March 23, 2017 - 4:09pm Updated: March 24, 2017 - 6:31am

Provincial sales tax being applied to kids clothing could come at a significant price to some families, along with businesses.

The newly increased six per cent PST will...

An increase in taxes on alcohol were just one of many tax hikes announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget on March 22, 2017.

'I'm not surprised:' Sask. people react to tax hikes in provincial budget

By Kevin Martel March 23, 2017 - 7:59am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 7:59am

Not angry, but not happy.

That sums up what many are feeling regarding the tax increases unveiled in Wednesday's Saskatchewan budget.

Taxes on both alcohol and...

The Co-op Refinery Complex said while it's still willing to talk, it stands by its latest offer being its last one.

Union votes no on latest offer from Co-op Refinery

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 12:01pm Updated: March 21, 2017 - 12:01pm

The union representing hundreds of workers at the Co-op Refinery Complex has voted against what the company has called its final offer.

Unifor 594 voted "overwhelmingly...

A hike in liquor taxes could be coming in the provincial budget after Premier Brad Wall said the province is making a shift towards consumption taxes. The budget comes down March 22, 2017.

People brace for potential tax hikes in Sask. budget

By Kevin Martel March 21, 2017 - 6:28am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:43pm

People are preparing themselves for what could be a provincial budget filled with tax increases.

In a video posted to social media, Premier Brad Wall hinted to a shift...

Gordon Loucks said the city wants him to remove all the birds on his property by April 1, 2017.

City orders dozens of pigeons to be removed from North Central home

By Kevin Martel March 16, 2017 - 2:42pm Updated: March 16, 2017 - 2:42pm

The number of birds in one man's backyard in North Central has gotten so large the City of Regina is now stepping in and asking him to get rid of the animals.

And that's...

The Co-op Refinery said 50 housing trailers were put on site March 8, 2017 in the case of a labour disruption.

Refinery brings in housing trailers as labour disruption looms

By Kevin Martel March 15, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: March 15, 2017 - 5:02pm

Extra steps are being taken at the Co-op Refinery which would indicate a possible labour disruption is closer to happening.

The company confirmed 50 housing trailers...