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Minister Don McMorris speaking with media after being charged with impaired driving Aug. 6, 2016.

Deputy Premier Don McMorris charged with impaired driving, resigns from cabinet

By 980 CJME August 6, 2016 - 11:30am Updated: August 8, 2016 - 6:58am

Saskatchewan Deputy Premier Don McMorris has resigned from cabinet after being charged with impaired driving.

McMorris, who was also the minister responsible for...

Walter Mikulsky gets standing ovation from colleagues at retirement party.

52 years of service: meet the longest-serving government worker in Sask.

By Kevin Martel April 13, 2016 - 6:22pm Updated: April 14, 2016 - 6:19am

In 1963, Saskatchewan's premier was Woodrow Lloyd. Gas was six cents a litre. The price of a home was $16,000. It was also the year that Walter Mikulsky began work with the...

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Province cuts funding to Heritage Language program

By Lasia Kretzel March 5, 2016 - 10:36am Updated: March 5, 2016 - 10:45am

The provincial government is pulling funding from a province-wide language program.

Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan said "in light of the current economic climate...

Saskatoon tourism hopeful Sask. Rush will give industry added jolt

By François Biber January 16, 2016 - 11:10am Updated: January 18, 2016 - 8:36am

Lacrosse fever hit a boiling point Friday with the Saskatchewan Rush home-opener at SaskTel Centre.

As thousands filed in to watch Saskatchewan’s new pro-sports team,...

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Taxpayers Federation debt clock criticizes Sask. government borrowing

By Sarah Mills November 2, 2015 - 4:48pm Updated: November 12, 2015 - 1:57pm

The Canadian Taxpayer's Federation (CTF) is telling the province to cut up the credit card.

Touring the country with its debt clock, the CTF argues the amount...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pausing his election campaign to speak about the deal in Ottawa.

Trans-Pacific Partnership deal reached; Harper expected to comment

By 650 CKOM October 5, 2015 - 7:08am Updated: October 22, 2015 - 12:47pm

After five days of around the clock talks 12 countries including Canada have reached a deal on creating the world's largest regional trade zone.

Reports coming out of...

A tanning bed ban is coming to Saskatchewan starting Nov. 1.

Sask. tanning bed ban for teens begins Nov. 1

By François Biber September 24, 2015 - 5:42pm Updated: September 24, 2015 - 6:10pm

Young teenagers looking for the sun-kissed look year-round will have few options after the Saskatchewan government announced when the ban on minors using tanning beds will...

 Participants at the FDI Forum at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon on Sept. 23, 2015.

Business forum calls for more foreign investment in Canada

By Bryn Levy September 23, 2015 - 4:21pm Updated: September 23, 2015 - 4:30pm

Several prominent academics and business people are calling on the Canadian government for more clarity on rules for foreign investors.

The two-day FDI Canada forum...

Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace and lawyer Bob Hladun outside Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench, Aug. 19,2015..

More Sask. First Nations send their finances to Ottawa

By Kelly Malone September 4, 2015 - 12:21pm Updated: September 4, 2015 - 12:45pm

With fires encroaching on her community for months over the summer, Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson is working diligently to catch up on getting the First...

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'Harperman' song puts federal scientist under ethics investigation

By The Canadian Press August 28, 2015 - 4:49pm Updated: August 31, 2015 - 6:01am

An Ottawa folk singer’s “Harperman” protest song has landed him in hot water with his employer — the federal government.

According to The Ottawa Citizen, scientist Tony...

The Advisory Group on Poverty's report to the provincial government was released on Aug. 24, 2015 in Saskatoon.

Panel delivers anti-poverty report to Sask. government

By Bryn Levy August 24, 2015 - 2:41pm Updated: August 25, 2015 - 11:56am
A group of experts appointed to help fight poverty delivered a list of recommendations to the provincial government on Monday.

The 11-member Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction...