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Donald Rae has left his position on the Saskatchewan Health Authority's board.

New health board member quits over Facebook posts

By 650 CKOM June 23, 2017 - 7:11am Updated: June 23, 2017 - 7:15am

A member of the board meant to oversee Saskatchewan's new provincial health authority has stepped down just over a week after being appointed.   Donald Rae's appointment to the...

Saskatoon Public Schools announced a series of cuts in its 2017-18 budget.

Saskatoon Public Schools announce cuts ahead of school year

By 650 CKOM June 21, 2017 - 9:37am Updated: June 21, 2017 - 9:51am

Saskatoon's public school board has passed its budget for the 2017-18 school year.   Trustees put together a $259.4 million budget, coming in $800,000 lower than last year...

 Nicole Sarauer (right) marches with Trent Wotherspoon (left) in the Queen City Pride parade on June 17, 2017. She was elected new interim Sask. NDP leader on June 20, 2017.

Nicole Sarauer named new interim Sask. NDP leader

By 980 CJME June 21, 2017 - 8:09am Updated: June 21, 2017 - 8:15am

The province's New Democrats have elected a new interim leader.

Nicole Sarauer will take over as temporary head of the Saskatchewan NDP.

Sarauer is the MLA for...

The City of Saskatoon is looking at harsher penalties for those who illegally remove city-owned trees.

Committee eyes tougher penalties for removing city trees

By JT Marshall June 15, 2017 - 9:07am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 9:15am

Cutting down City of Saskatoon trees without permission could get residents in even more trouble in the near future.   Councillors on the environment, utilities, and corporate...

Saskatoon MP said he's concerned that Lyme disease could be on the rise in Saskatchewan.

Saskatoon MP concerned over Lyme disease

By Chris Carr June 14, 2017 - 11:37am Updated: June 14, 2017 - 11:45am

A Saskatchewan MP says the federal government needs to start taking Lyme disease more seriously.   Saskatoon-Grasswoods MP Kevin Waugh said he has been hearing from sufferers...

The City of Saskatoon is looking at new ways to bill for residential garbage pickup in an effort to ease pressure on the landfill.

City eyes new billing system for garbage pickup

By 650 CKOM June 13, 2017 - 8:37am Updated: June 13, 2017 - 8:45am

The City of Saskatoon is looking into changing how people pay for garbage collection.   The city's  environment, utilities and corporate services committee reviewed a report on...

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...

The Saskatoon Public Library is eliminating the equivalent of 14 full-time positions

Saskatoon Public Library laying off employees

By 650 CKOM May 31, 2017 - 8:24am Updated: May 31, 2017 - 8:30am

The Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) has issued layoff notices to staff as part of efforts to address funding concerns..   An email sent to employees from SPL director Carol...

The Saskatchewan Transportation Company will cease operations after May 31, 2017.

Final day for STC bus service

By 650 CKOM May 31, 2017 - 7:39am Updated: May 31, 2017 - 7:45am

Saskatchewan's Crown bus company is ceasing operations Wednesday after 70 years in service.   The Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) will drop off its last passengers...

Regina-Qu’Appelle MP Andrew Scheer is one of the people vying to win leadership of the Conservative Party when members vote on May 27, 2017.

Regina's Andrew Scheer ready for Tory leadership vote

By Lauren Golosky May 26, 2017 - 6:35am Updated: May 26, 2017 - 6:36am

The Conservative Party of Canada will have a new leader Saturday and Regina’s Andrew Scheer hopes it’ll be him.

Scheer is one of 13 hopefuls vying for the position of...

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.


A  new report estimates that the City of Saskatoon would need to raise 2018 property taxes by about seven per cent to maintain service levels in the face of budget pressures.

City report projects whopping 2018 tax hike for Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM May 12, 2017 - 8:50am Updated: May 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Saskatoon taxpayers look set to be forking over more cash for less service in 2018.   A preliminary report headed to council Monday outlines various pressures on the city's...