Budget News

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...

It would take a property tax hike of 3.89 per cent to cover the $7.9 million revenue shortfall reported in the latest budget update from the City of Saskatoon.

City budget update shows $7.9 million revenue shortfall

By Bryn Levy September 19, 2016 - 2:22pm Updated: September 19, 2016 - 2:30pm

The City of Saskatoon released a budget update Monday at a special meeting of council's governance and priorities committee.   The report shows expenditures sitting at $7.9...

Saskatoon Health Region CEO Dan Florizone.

Dozens of jobs cut at the Saskatoon Health Region

By Chris Carr September 15, 2016 - 5:41pm Updated: September 15, 2016 - 5:45pm

Employees with the Saskatoon Health Region were warned that tough decisions would have to be made as administration dealt with a massive deficit. This week 70 jobs were cut....

Saskatchewan Legislature.

UPDATE: Province starts cuts to income for disability program

By Sarah Mills August 9, 2016 - 1:40pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 4:31pm

Some recipients of social assistance in Saskatchewan are beginning to receive letters informing them of how much they will lose following budget cuts.

In the budget, the...

Sask Finance Minister Kevin Doherty

Province reports bigger budget deficit

By Sarah Mills July 22, 2016 - 1:13pm Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:13pm

The year-end financials are in for Saskatchewan and the financial picture has worsened.   Saskatchewan finished 2015-16 with a $675 million deficit, largely attributed to...