Government of Saskatchewan News

Provincial sales tax will be added to insurance premiums in Saskatchewan effective Aug. 1, 2017.

PST on insurance premiums 'doesn't add up:' finance expert

By 650 CKOM June 13, 2017 - 6:32am Updated: June 13, 2017 - 6:42am

Provincial sales tax (PST) will be applied to insurance premiums in Saskatchewan come Aug. 1, and at least one financial expert believes it will backfire.   According to the...

Prince Albert city council passed a motion to look into the possibility of tolling the Diefenbaker Bridge.

Prince Albert council eyes toll on Diefenbaker Bridge

By Jeff Labine June 7, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: June 7, 2017 - 9:00am

The Gateway to the North could become the first city in the province to have a tolled bridge.

Prince Albert city council took the first step by asking administration to...

Saskatchewan's provincial parks opened for camping season on May 18, 2017.

Sask. provincial parks open for 2017

By 650 CKOM May 18, 2017 - 7:20am Updated: May 18, 2017 - 7:30am

Saskatchewan's provincial parks are officially open for camping season.   As in past years, an alcohol ban will be in place for the May long weekend, going into effect for 2017...

The Government of Saskatchewan is delaying a move to apply PST to insurance premiums by one month. Premiums will start being taxed effective Aug. 1, 2017.

New deadline for PST on Sask. insurance premiums

By 650 CKOM May 17, 2017 - 2:05pm Updated: May 17, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Government of Saskatchewan is giving people a little more time before provincial sales tax is (PST) is applied to insurance premiums.   The move to tax premiums was...

The Government of Saskatchewan is appealing a court ruling that would potentially bar as many as 10,000 non-Catholic students from receiving provincial funding to attend seperate schools.

Province announces appeal of Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM May 17, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: May 17, 2017 - 10:45am

The Government of Saskatchewan is going to appeal a recent court decision barring non-Catholics from being funded to attend the province's separate schools.


Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Trustee Tom Fortosky said he worries renewing the notwithstanding clause every five years to protect provincial funding for non-Catholics could become a "political exercise."

School board: notwithstanding clause not permanent solution

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 2, 2017 - 6:47am Updated: May 2, 2017 - 7:00am

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is joining other separate boards pushing for the province to appeal a controversial court decision banning government funding of non-...

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...

Premier Brad Wall made an announcement on March 20, 2017, two days ahead of the provincial budget.

Wall hints at PST increase, tax changes in social media video ahead of budget

By 650 CKOM March 20, 2017 - 6:37am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 1:44pm

Saskatchewan's premier gave his biggest hint yet there could be a change coming to the provincial sales tax (PST) in Wednesday's budget.

In a video posted on social...

Executives at Saskatchewan's health regions are being offered voluntary buyouts. The province expects to combine the 12 existing regions into one entity in the fall of 2017.

Saskatchewan offers buyouts to health region executives

By The Canadian Press February 28, 2017 - 7:25am Updated: February 28, 2017 - 11:03am

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is offering voluntary separation packages to all top-ranking officials in the province's 12 health regions.

There are currently 12...

The province is looking at ideas like wage rollbacks, job cuts, tax increases and forced unpaid days off as it grapples with a $1.2 billion deficit.

Sask. government looking at days off without pay for public sector

By Sarah Mills February 15, 2017 - 6:26am Updated: February 15, 2017 - 4:52pm

Unpaid days off for the public sector is being considered as the provincial government wrestles with a $1.2-billion deficit.

It's estimated if every public sector...

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan says consultations have shown strong support for keeping locally elected school boards in the province.

Education minister says Sask. people favour keeping elected school boards

By 650 CKOM February 6, 2017 - 1:51pm Updated: February 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Sask. Party may have to slow down its drive for transformational change in Saskatchewan's school boards.   The province began consultations following a December 2016 report...

Jan. 22 - 28 marks snowmobile safety week in Saskatchewan.

Sask. Government highlighting snowmobile safety this week

By Jessika Guse January 23, 2017 - 6:38am Updated: January 23, 2017 - 6:51am

This week marks the provincial snowmobile safety week.

By law, if you were born after Jan. 1, 1989 you have to have your snowmobile safety certificate or you could face...