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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...

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 Saskatoon Correctional Centre was the subject of 320 complaints to the provincial ombudsman in 2016, up from 256 the year before.

Former inmate, advocate call for changes at Saskatoon jail

By JT Marshall May 1, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: May 1, 2017 - 2:15pm

A man who spent time on remand in Saskatoon is calling attention to conditions at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre following a report critical of the facility.   Jesse Irvine...

Saskatoon's police chief says officers weren't prepared for ugly scenes that erupted at an anti-Saskatchewan Party demonstration in front of Prairieland Park Thursday.

Chief says police caught off guard by Saskatoon protest

By 650 CKOM May 1, 2017 - 12:24pm Updated: May 1, 2017 - 12:30pm

Saskatoon's chief of police says not enough officers were sent to monitor protestors outside a Saskatchewan Party fundraiser Thursday.   "We knew there was going to be some...

Andrew Scheer said conservatives need a leader who can unify the party, someone who can articulate a positive message for the next election.

Party may be better off with O'Leary out: Scheer

By Chris Carr April 27, 2017 - 4:28pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 4:30pm

With Kevin O'Leary out, Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer now shares the field with 12 other candidates in a race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada....

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark called for continued talks with the province following a budget that saw the city lose $9 million in funding.

Council passes tax, fine hikes to deal with provincial cuts

By 650 CKOM April 25, 2017 - 7:31am Updated: April 25, 2017 - 7:45am

Saskatoon city council voted Monday on a series of measures to balance the books after the provincial budget cut $9 million in funding to the city.     Part of the shortfall...

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan said the province is reviewing its options after a judge ruled it unconstitutional to provide per-student funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.

Sask. education minister reacts to Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 2:15pm

Saskatchewan's education minister says a recent decision out of Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench could mean chaos for both the province's separate and public school systems.  ...

After a court ruling, non-Catholic students won't be able to get provincial government funding to attend Catholic schools after June 30, 2018.

Judge rules province can't fund non-Catholics to go to Catholic schools

By 980 CJME April 21, 2017 - 6:35am Updated: April 21, 2017 - 8:09am

A Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench judge has ruled it unconstitutional for the province to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools.

Justice Donald Layh's...

Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood is calling for talks about the Meewasin Valley Authority's plans to close popular areas along the South Saskatchewan River.

Corman Park reeve worries about river access closures

By 650 CKOM April 17, 2017 - 11:26am Updated: April 17, 2017 - 11:30am

The reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park is concerned about plans to close several popular spots along the South Saskatchewan River.   The Meewasin Valley Authority (...

Saskatoon City Council will get its first look at recommendations on how to fill a $9 million shortfall caused by funding and tax changes in this year's provincial budget.

City council to begin looking at budget shortfall options

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 8:25am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:30am

Saskatoon councillors have some major decisions to make about the city's finances in the wake of the provincial budget.   The budget released in mid-March contained two items...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall will head to Washington to meet with the Trump administration to discuss trade on April 3, 2017.

Wall heads to Washington to highlight Canada-U.S. Trade

By Britton Gray April 2, 2017 - 9:24am Updated: April 2, 2017 - 9:24am

Premier Brad Wall is making his way south of the border to talk trade with members of the Trump Administration.

Wall will be in Washington from April 3-6 and will be...