Budget News

The Regina Catholic Division passed its balanced budget for the 2017-18 year on June 20, 2017.

Catholic school board passes budget despite less money

By Jessika Guse June 20, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: June 20, 2017 - 6:38am

The 2017-18 budget for the Regina Catholic School Division (RCS) passed but not without an inspection with a fine tooth comb.

Board chair Donna Ziegler said they've...

Regina Public Schools has made some tough decisions as a result of receiving $9.5 million less from the province due to the budget and changes to the education funding formula.

Regina Public Schools cut teaching positions in budget

By 980 CJME June 15, 2017 - 10:35am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 10:35am

Regina Public Schools is cutting 22 teaching positions as a result of this year's budget.

It was one of the decisions made following a $9.5 million loss in revenue from...

STC passenger service ends on May 31, 2017.

As STC ends, passengers left waiting for new service

By 980 CJME May 31, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: May 31, 2017 - 10:44am

The last Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) bus rolls out of the barn Wednesday evening.

As of now, no private company is offering any bus routes although 11 have...

The Saskatoon Public Library is eliminating the equivalent of 14 full-time positions

Saskatoon Public Library laying off employees

By 650 CKOM May 31, 2017 - 8:24am Updated: May 31, 2017 - 8:30am

The Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has issued layoff notices to staff as part of efforts to address funding concerns..   An email sent to employees from SPL director Carol...

Prairie South School Division approved adding a portable classroom to Sunningdale School in its approved 2017-18 operating budget.

Staff cuts, kindergarten change in Prairie South schools budget

By Discover Moose Jaw May 4, 2017 - 8:23am Updated: May 4, 2017 - 8:23am

Staffing cuts, transportation changes and a kindergarten schedule switch are among the decisions contained in the Prairie South School Division (PSSD) 2017-18 operating budget...

Regina city council made adjustments to their 2017 budget to make up for a funding shortfall on April 18, 2017.

Regina residents react to council budget decisions

By Britton Gray April 19, 2017 - 8:27pm Updated: April 19, 2017 - 8:27pm

Regina residents are finding out how the city is making up for the funding shortfall it is facing.

City council approved measures to make up a $10.3 million funding...

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 - 8:30am

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...

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says difficult decisions lie ahead for city council as they work to close a $10.3 million funding gap.

Regina mayor expects difficult decisions at council meeting

By Brant Hilton April 8, 2017 - 2:33pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 6:33am

When it comes to finding a way to fill a $10.3 million funding shortfall, Regina Mayor Michael Fougere is letting people know difficult decisions will need to be made.


The Lancaster Taphouse in south Regina has been scrambling to get the PST ready for April 1, 2017, which will now be applied to meals and non-alcoholic beverages.

'It will hurt us:' Sask. restaurants prepare to add PST

By Brant Hilton March 31, 2017 - 4:07pm Updated: March 31, 2017 - 4:07pm

Heading out for a meal at a Saskatchewan restaurant is going to cost customers more starting Saturday.

The provincial government is forcing all restaurants to charge the...

Starting April 1, 2017, milk containers will be added to the provincial recycling program, allowing people to return them for a paid deposit.

SARCAN to accept milk containers, boost deposit payouts

By 650 CKOM March 23, 2017 - 11:03am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 11:15am

People will soon be able to milk SARCAN for a little more cash.

Starting April 1, milk containers will be added to the provincial recycling program, allowing people to...

The Government of Saskatchewan is adding PST to restaurant meals effective April 1.

Restaurants 'caught between rock and hard place' with PST introduction, higher alcohol taxes

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 7:58am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 8:05am

Saskatchewan's family-owned restaurants and bars could be in trouble as they start to pay higher taxes.   As of April 1, restaurant meals will no longer be exempt from...

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 - 2:57pm 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...