Saskatchewan Government News

Premier Brad Wall told a crowd of supporters the province would "beat" a federal carbon tax in court during a speech in Saskatoon on April 27, 2017.

'Going to beat that case:' Wall promises carbon tax court battle

By Chris Vandenbreekel April 28, 2017 - 12:26am Updated: April 28, 2017 - 12:30am

Premier Brad Wall made his clearest indication yet he'll challenge a federal carbon tax in court during a speech Thursday night.

Speaking at the premier's dinner in...

The opposition NDP addressed media at the Legislature on March 8, 2017 regarding wage rollbacks.

NDP will take wage rollback but wants more from SaskParty

By Kevin Martel March 8, 2017 - 9:24pm Updated: March 8, 2017 - 9:24pm

While both the SaskParty and NDP can agree on a 3.5 per cent wage rollback for its members, the opposition wants to take things a step further.

Nobody from the NDP...

Online consultation allows public to provide opinion about the direction of Sask.

By 980 CJME December 7, 2016 - 4:10pm Updated: December 7, 2016 - 8:50pm

Those wanting to provide their thoughts on which direction Saskatchewan should take now have the chance through a new online consultation initiative.

A group of civil...

With numerous cost-cutting measures throughout the year, the Saskatchewan government has shaved $63.9 million from the health budget.

Regina health regions feels impact of cost cutting due to deficit

By Sarah Mills December 2, 2016 - 6:37am Updated: December 2, 2016 - 6:37am

The Saskatchewan government is finding ways to plug the $1 billion deficit.

With numerous cost-cutting measures throughout the year, it has shaved $63.9 million from the...

Sasktel CEO, Ron Styles, in 2014

By the numbers: Crown Corp. CEOs ranked by salary

By 980 CJME August 23, 2016 - 12:55pm Updated: August 24, 2016 - 6:46am

Being the head of a Saskatchewan Crown Corporation is a good gig if you can get it, with CEOs making between $200,000 and $620,000 in 2015.

The highest-paid CEO was...

Saskatchewan Legislature.

UPDATE: Province starts cuts to income for disability program

By Sarah Mills August 9, 2016 - 1:40pm Updated: August 9, 2016 - 4:31pm

Some recipients of social assistance in Saskatchewan are beginning to receive letters informing them of how much they will lose following budget cuts.

In the budget, the...

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in Prince Albert after oil spill on North Saskatchewan River.

Provincial investigation coming after North Saskatchewan River oil spill

By Spencer Sterritt August 4, 2016 - 7:24am Updated: August 4, 2016 - 7:24am

Two weeks after a substantial amount of oil leaked into Prince Albert’s water supply, Saskatchewan’s premier said the province will conduct its own investigation.


Bottles of wine at a Saskatchewan liquor store.

Requests for proposals out for 20 private liquor stores in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME August 2, 2016 - 12:58pm Updated: August 2, 2016 - 1:01pm

The province is uncorking applications for the final set of permits for private liquor stores.

There is one permit available for each of 20 towns on the list including...

Public being warned about blue-green algae blooms in Saskatchewan

By 980 CJME July 26, 2016 - 11:40pm Updated: July 26, 2016 - 11:44pm

The Water Security Agency and the province are warning the public about blue-green algae blooms and the chance more could pop up across Saskatchewan.

Blue-green algae...

Loading docks at the Global Transportation Hub

Provincial auditor finds processes caused costly delays in GTH land deal

By Kevin Martel June 30, 2016 - 10:58am Updated: June 30, 2016 - 4:04pm

A report from the provincial auditor indicates the Saskatchewan government ended up purchasing land west of Regina by the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) at a "significantly...

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Sask. government prepares for possible mail strike

By 980 CJME June 30, 2016 - 10:01am Updated: June 30, 2016 - 10:01am

The Saskatchewan government is preparing for the possibility of a Canada Post strike beginning on Saturday.

The Ministry of Social Services has a plan in place to make...

Photo of the Regina General Hospial.

Number of Sask. health regions expected to be reduced

By Sarah Mills June 2, 2016 - 2:35pm Updated: June 2, 2016 - 2:36pm

Transformational change is coming to Saskatchewan's health regions with the number expected to be reduced as part of an announcement made in Wednesday's budget.