Provincial Politics

Premier Scott Moe and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will release the new provincial budget on April 10.
Premier Scott Moe and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will release the new provincial budget on April 10. Canadian Press

City administrators and chamber members hope for favourable budget

By Angela Brown
April 6, 2018 - 4:43pm Updated: April 6, 2018 - 5:16pm

Some local community leaders are crossing their fingers hoping the provincial budget being released Tuesday will be more favourable than last year’s offering.  

The City of North Battleford's Mayor Ryan Bater said he hopes some of last year's changes will be reversed.

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on the provincial government to invest in the future of the province in their April 10 budget.
Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili called on the provincial government to invest in the future of the province in their April 10 budget. file photo/paNOW Staff

NDP call on Sask Party to 'invest wisely in Saskatchewan people' in upcoming budget

By battlefordsNOW Staff
April 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Saskatchewan NDP has called on the Sask Party government to “invest wisely in Saskatchewan people” in their upcoming provincial budget.

Due to provincial budget cuts from last year, the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed Friday, Sunday and Monday during Easter long weekend.
Due to provincial budget cuts from last year, the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed Friday, Sunday and Monday during Easter long weekend. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

CUplex facilities closed for majority of long weekend

By Greg Higgins
March 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Families looking for something to do together this Easter long weekend might have to rule out a visit to North Battleford’s CUplex as both the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed for most of the weekend.

It's difficult to say how long the Husky oil spill case will go on, according to Crown Prosecutor Matthew Miazga.
It's difficult to say how long the Husky oil spill case will go on, according to Crown Prosecutor Matthew Miazga. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Husky case could drag on or settle quickly depending on positions, prosecutor says

By Angela Brown
March 29, 2018 - 5:00pm

The prosecutor in charge of the Husky oil spill case said the matter could either wrap up in a few months or drag on much longer, depending on how the parties proceed at their next appearance.

Sask. Sen. Lillian Dyck, the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, said her committee is working to find out what a nation-to-nation relationship looks like for Indigenous people ahead of the federal government's plans around the recognition and implementation of inherent rights, something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this year.
Sask. Sen. Lillian Dyck, the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, said her committee is working to find out what a nation-to-nation relationship looks like for Indigenous people ahead of the federal government's plans around the recognition and implementation of inherent rights, something Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this year. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples visits Prince Albert

By Bryan Eneas
March 23, 2018 - 11:14am

Members of Canada’s Senate, as part of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples visited the Gateway to the North this week.

SARM President Ray Orb said he has concerns with how the federal government's proposed gun legislation will affect gun store owners in rural Saskatchewan.
SARM President Ray Orb said he has concerns with how the federal government's proposed gun legislation will affect gun store owners in rural Saskatchewan. File photo/paNOW Staff

SARM seeks more information from Liberals on firearms bill

By Nigel Maxwell
March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

The federal government's newly-proposed legislation, meant to tighten rules around the sale and tracking of firearms, has raised several questions from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM).

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