Provincial Budget News

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...

Minister Don Morgan announced funding for libraries would return to the 2016-17 funding levels, allowing regional and municipal libraries to remain operational

Province admits mistake, restores funding to Sask. libraries

By 980 CJME April 24, 2017 - 1:14pm Updated: April 24, 2017 - 2:26pm

After weeks of backlash, the provincial government has reversed its decision to slash library funding.

On Monday, the province announced it will be restoring funding...

Regina city council decided to raise taxes another 2.5 per cent as part of the solution to fill a $10.3 million funding shortfall at the council meeting on April 18, 2017.

Regina council hikes taxes, cuts programs to fill money gap

By Kevin Martel April 19, 2017 - 6:33am Updated: April 21, 2017 - 9:47am

Property taxes are going up again in Regina and some programs and services are getting cut or changed.

Faced with a funding shortfall of $10.3 million, council decided...

Regina council is expected to finalize its reopened budget on April 18, 2017 after a provincial budget left the city short $10.3 million.

Regina council expected to finalize reopened budget

By Kevin Martel April 18, 2017 - 6:30am Updated: April 18, 2017 - 4:51pm

It's take two for Regina city council as it must again finalize its budget in light of a funding shortfall.

Council has had a week to digest what city administration...

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 (...

The Saskatchewan School Boards Association is concerned that any cuts will impact the classroom.

School boards seek clarity on government contract demands

By Sarah Mills April 11, 2017 - 1:54pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 1:58pm

The concern is mounting in the education sector in Saskatchewan following talk by the government of pay cuts and layoffs.

The letter from deputy education minister Julie...

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty and Mayor Michael Fougere continue to disagree on how the City of Regina should make up a funding shortfall after the provincial budget was released March 22, 2017.

Regina, province still butting heads on funding shortfall

By Kevin Martel April 11, 2017 - 7:05am Updated: April 11, 2017 - 7:05am

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and provincial Finance Minister Kevin Doherty continue to disagree and butt heads on how a funding shortfall should be made up by the City of...

The governance and priorities committee, which consists of the entire council, forwarded recommendations that filled a $9 million budget shortfall while keeping average tax increases to $44 per household.

Council keeps tax increase low in proposed budget revision

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 10, 2017 - 8:37pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 8:45pm

It was a confusing afternoon for Saskatoon City Council Monday, but a solution to handle the provincial budget fallout in the short-term may be just around the corner.   The...

As of May 1, 2017 AV Transit will operate a shuttle between Martensville, Warman and Saskatoon.

New transit option for Warman-Martensville area

By 650 CKOM April 10, 2017 - 3:47pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

A new shuttle service will offer rides between Martensville, Warman, and Saskatoon as of May 1.

The service from AV Transit is set to run 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through...

Regina city council is meeting on April 10, 2017, to vote on an amended budget that could mean a rise in property taxes and the elimination of several city programs.

Programs, facilities on chopping block in Regina budget

By 980 CJME April 10, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 12:14pm

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere warned of tough choices ahead of Monday night’s special city council meeting.

On Friday, the city unveiled an amended city budget that would...

The Saskatchewan Schools Boards Association are worried about government plans to control school division spending.

Sask. school boards concerned about losing independence

By Sarah Mills April 7, 2017 - 4:13pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 4:13pm

The Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) is expressing concern that school boards are losing their autonomy.

It comes after Education Minister Don Morgan said...

During a special emergency meeting on March 27, 2017, Regina city council asked administration to re-open the previously passed budget and look for millions of dollars in savings to offset decisions made in the provincial budget.

Amended city budget reveals another property tax hike

By 980 CJME April 7, 2017 - 3:59pm Updated: April 7, 2017 - 4:10pm

Property taxes are set to rise again in Regina, as the city made new recommendations on how to mitigate the shortfall left by funding changes made in the province’s budget....