Economy News

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...

City of Weyburn.

MoneySense Magazine ranks Weyburn 'best place to live in Saskatchewan'

By 980 CJME June 9, 2016 - 6:37pm Updated: June 10, 2016 - 4:24pm

It’s the hometown of golfer Graham Delaet, the Red Wings junior hockey team and one of the only KFC buffets in the country, Weyburn is ranked as the best place to live in...

Downtown Regina.

Regina businesses feeling good about city's economy

By Lisa Schick June 7, 2016 - 1:37pm Updated: June 7, 2016 - 1:37pm

Despite the downturn in oil and the loonie, things are looking up for businesses in Regina, according to a new survey.   The survey was taken by Praxis Consulting for the City...