Provincial Budget News

Dr. Ata Stationwala (centre) and NDP health critic Danielle Chartier (right) speak to media on June 15, 2017, asking the government to reverse funding cuts to podiatry services.

Podiatry funding cuts could lead to amputations: NDP

By Britton Gray June 15, 2017 - 8:29pm Updated: June 15, 2017 - 8:29pm

Saskatchewan's NDP and podiatrists have called on the government to reverse another one of its decisions to cut funding.

The government is cutting $1.2 million in...

Police officers arrested six protesters around 1:30 a.m. on June 1, 2017 after they occupied a STC bus for five hours.

Protesters arrested after 5 hour takeover of last STC bus

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 31, 2017 - 9:39pm Updated: June 1, 2017 - 5:03pm

Saskatoon police arrested several protesters who took over a Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) bus for nearly five hours Wednesday evening.

Six arrived on the...

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...

The Brad Wall government saw support dip following the recent provincial budget, according to a Mainstreet poll released May 25, 2017.

Sask. NDP leads in latest Mainstreet poll

By 980 CJME May 25, 2017 - 7:45am Updated: May 25, 2017 - 12:53pm

The Sask. Party has taken a hit in popularity after the most recent budget.

A new Mainstreet poll shows the current government is sitting at 40 per cent popularity with...

Simon Lasair (left) and The Canadian Association of Spiritual Care are calling for a moratorium to not eliminate funding until after the province wide health region is in place.

Sask. budget cuts hospital chaplain services

By 650 CKOM April 29, 2017 - 12:41pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 12:45pm

Provincial budget cuts have left yet another service slashed, this time it's spiritual care.

The move to eliminate chaplains and other religious leaders from health care...

Moose Jaw City Council voted on a 6.24 per cent mill rate increase.

Moose Jaw city council approves mill rate hike

By Discover Moose Jaw April 26, 2017 - 10:02am Updated: April 26, 2017 - 10:02am

It's not the nine per cent council started with but it's also not the 1.88 per cent it saw a few weeks ago either. 

Moose Jaw City Council has landed at a 6.24 per cent...

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...