Budget News

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.

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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...

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 - 9:38am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 9:45am

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...

Regina city manager Chris Holden addresses media on the proposed 2017 budget at a news conference on Jan. 12.

City of Regina proposes 4.18% tax hike in preliminary budget

By Sarah Mills January 12, 2017 - 1:20pm Updated: January 12, 2017 - 3:44pm

The City of Regina has released its proposed budget – and you will be paying more in 2017.

Administration is proposing a 4.18 per cent mill rate increase. That works out...

Saskatoon city council finished budget talks Dec. 1, 2016 after 17 hours of meetings Wednesday and Thursday.

Saskatonians set for $66 average tax hike as budget talks wrap early

By Chris Vandenbreekel December 1, 2016 - 9:57pm Updated: December 1, 2016 - 10:00pm

Saskatoon city council finished budget deliberations ahead of schedule Thursday evening, settling on a 3.89 per cent property tax hike.

The budget talks were originally...

New numbers show taxpayers could save an average of $2 on their tax bills due to higher-than-expected growth in Saskatoon.

Proposed tax increase goes down thanks to growth revenue

By 650 CKOM November 23, 2016 - 7:13pm Updated: November 23, 2016 - 7:15pm

City council isn't set to begin budget deliberations for another week, but there are already some tax savings to be had.

The City of Saskatoon says new growth revenue is...

Administration presented the document to the new city council at a special meeting on Nov. 7, 2016.

Update: Saskatoon taxpayers get first look at preliminary budget

By 650 CKOM November 7, 2016 - 6:00am Updated: November 7, 2016 - 1:38pm

Saskatoon taxpayers got their first look at the city's preliminary budget.   Administration presented the document to the new city council at a special meeting Monday afternoon...

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