Economy News

The CFIB calls the Canada Free Trade Agreement, unveiled in Toronto on April 7, 2017, "a pretty ambitious and modern trade deal."

'A major step forward:' CFIB applauds free trade deal

By Brant Hilton April 16, 2017 - 10:22am Updated: April 16, 2017 - 10:24am

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is applauding a new agreement aimed at eliminating trade barriers in Canada.

"This is a major step forward,"...

Economists are expecting to see a reinvestment in the resource sector, particularly in the oil and gas sector, in 2017.

Sask. resources to rebound slightly in 2017: economist

By Britton Gray April 3, 2017 - 5:16pm Updated: April 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

Saskatchewan's economy is set to rebound slightly in 2017.

That's according to the Conference Board of Canada, whose members were on hand for the Saskatchewan Economic...

Site selection is underway for a new $50-million office tower in downtown Saskatoon.

$50M World Trade Center coming to downtown Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM March 3, 2017 - 12:38pm Updated: March 3, 2017 - 2:30pm

Saskatoon will soon be building bridges in the business world.

A new $50-million office tower will rise downtown as a World Trade Center.

Canwest Commercial and...

980 CJME business analyst Paul Martin said Saskatchwan farmers produced one of the best crops in province's history in 2016.

Sask. economy should see return to growth in 2017: analyst

By Bryn Levy December 28, 2016 - 11:45am Updated: December 28, 2016 - 12:29pm

Enough with the doom-and-gloom already.

That was the message from 980 CJME business analyst Paul Martin as he looks ahead to 2017.

Martin said there's no doubt...

Refinery looking to locate near Stoughton, Sask.

By 980 CJME December 3, 2016 - 12:31pm Updated: December 3, 2016 - 12:31pm

It could be good news for the Stoughton area, as a U.S. energy company takes steps to put a refinery there.

Quantum Energy Inc. said it has created a Canadian subsidiary...

SkipTheDishes was founded in Saskatoon, but has since relocated its headquarters to Winnipeg, Man.

Province takes back $3M from Skip the Dishes

By 980 CJME November 16, 2016 - 8:57pm Updated: November 17, 2016 - 6:26am

A big cheque cut for the Saskatchewan-born company Skip the Dishes has fluttered away after the province said the company didn't meet conditions in the deal.


Regina business leaders looking to a better economic future

By Sarah Mills November 8, 2016 - 3:22pm Updated: November 8, 2016 - 3:22pm

The economic future looks brighter in Regina.   A new survey for Economic Development Regina shows business leaders in the city believe the tide is turning.   The economy has...

Weil Helium President Wheeler 'Bo' Sears, executive vice president of Linde Engineering Tobias Keller, and Weil CEO Jeffery Vogt in Mankota.

Mankota economy on the rise with helium plant

By DiscoverMooseJaw, Craig Hemingway August 4, 2016 - 10:44am Updated: August 4, 2016 - 10:44am

The town of Mankota, Saskatchewan is getting a lift to the local economy with a revolutionary new helium plant.

The grand opening of the new Weil Group Resources helium...

Evraz Steel in Regina

More layoffs at Evraz Steel in Regina

By Sarah Mills July 25, 2016 - 2:18pm Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:18pm

Evraz Steel is laying off more workers.

The news came as a shock to those affected, as in a meeting Friday morning the supervisor was telling them to "get more pipe out...

Saskatoon secures Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2017

Saskatoon lands Canadian Finals Rodeo in 2017

By 650 CKOM July 21, 2016 - 11:54am Updated: July 21, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Canadian Finals Rodeo is moving to Saskatoon after more than 40 years of steer wrestling and calf roping in Edmonton.

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association...

Saskatchewan Legislative building.

Sask.'s credit rating drops but remains stronger than other provinces

By Sarah Mills June 27, 2016 - 4:26pm Updated: June 28, 2016 - 7:19am

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) lowered Saskatchewan’s credit rating to AA+ from AAA on Friday.

S&P’s credit rating change reflects the impact of persistently low...

Stock photo of a Saskatchewan classroom.

Concern lingers after Regina Catholic School Board passes balanced 2016-17 budget

By 980 CJME June 21, 2016 - 9:08am Updated: June 21, 2016 - 9:08am

The Regina Catholic School division managed to avoid a $650,000 deficit, passing a balanced budget at its board meeting Monday night.

However, board chair Frank Flegel...