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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...

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark spoke to 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks ahead of the provincial and federal budgets set

Saskatoon mayor stays upbeat ahead of provincial, federal budgets

By 650 CKOM March 21, 2017 - 9:38am Updated: March 21, 2017 - 9:45am

Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark stopped in for his weekly chat with 650 CKOM's Brent Loucks Tuesday morning — and like many conversations around the province, a lot of the talk...

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...

A resolution at the 2017 Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention calls for expanding the right to respond to property crime with force.

Rural crime frustration palpable, but don't take law into own hands: minister

By The Canadian Press March 15, 2017 - 6:57am Updated: March 15, 2017 - 7:06am

REGINA - Saskatchewan's justice minister says he knows there's frustration about rural crime, but Gord Wyant says people shouldn't take the law into their own hands.


An artist's rendering of a hydroelectric power project proposed for the Saskatoon weir. A fundraising group wants to add a whitewater park to the project.

Saskatoon group trying to make waves with whitewater park proposal

By Brent Bosker March 14, 2017 - 12:13pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 12:15pm

The idea of a whitewater park at the Saskatoon weir is resurfacing after it was first floated over a decade ago.   A Saskatoon group made a pitch Monday at City Hall in hopes...

Ontario Senator Lynn Beyak made comments defending the legacy of residential schools during Tuesday's Senate session.

Ontario senator draws fire over comments on residential schools

By 650 CKOM March 9, 2017 - 4:10pm Updated: March 9, 2017 - 4:15pm

A Conservative senator is facing criticism for remarks about residential schools.

Lynn Beyak, a senator based in Northern Ontario, rose to speak during the Senate's...

(Top from left) David Prokopchuk, PC; Darrin Lamoureux, Liberal; (Bottom from left) Ryan Meili, NDP; Brent Penner, Sask. Party; Shawn Setyo, Green Party.

Voters head to the polls for Saskatoon-Meewasin byelection

By 650 CKOM March 2, 2017 - 6:44am Updated: March 2, 2017 - 6:45am

Voters in Saskatoon-Meewasin will elect a new MLA Thursday.

Five people are vying for the seat, with early polls showing a tight race between New Democrat Ryan Meili and...

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...

Advance polling opens Friday afternoon for the Saskatoon-Meewasin provincial byelection.

Advance polls open Friday in Saskatoon-Meewasin byelection

By 650 CKOM February 24, 2017 - 10:38am Updated: February 24, 2017 - 10:45am

Advance voting is scheduled to begin Friday afternoon for the provincial byelection in the Saskatoon-Meewasin riding.

Darrin Lamoureux (Liberal), Ryan Meili (NDP), Brent...

Saskatchewan's premier and cabinet at the bear pit session closing the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) general meeting in Saskatoon on Feb. 8, 2017.

Sask. premier, cabinet hear concerns from SUMA delegates

By 650 CKOM February 9, 2017 - 7:47am Updated: February 9, 2017 - 8:00am

Saskatchewan's urban mayors and councillors got a chance to question the provincial government on Wednesday.   Premier Brad Wall and his cabinet were in Saskatoo's TCU place  ...

NDP candidate Ryan Meili has a healthy lead early in the Saskatoon-Meewasin byelection campaign according to a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll.

NDP begin Saskatoon-Meewasin race ahead according to Mainstreet poll

By 650 CKOM February 8, 2017 - 8:39am Updated: February 8, 2017 - 8:45am

It's still early days in the campaign, but according to a  new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll, there's already a frontrunner in the upcoming byelection in the Saskatoon-Meewasin...

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...