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The unemployment rose from May to June in 2017, going from 6.3 per cent to 6.5 per cent.
The unemployment rose from May to June in 2017, going from 6.3 per cent to 6.5 per cent. file photo/CJME News Staff

Unemployment up in Sask. as national rate drops

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
July 7, 2017 - 3:04pm

According to recent Statistics Canada numbers, more people were unemployed in June than in May.

The unemployment rate in Saskatchewan increased to 6.5 per cent in June. The previous month, it was sitting at 6.3 per cent.

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.
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. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Podiatry funding cuts could lead to amputations: NDP

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
June 16, 2017 - 10:41am

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 funding to podiatry services across the province.

Kelsi Gieni was locked in a Paris coffee shop following an attack on a police officer near the Notre Dame Cathedral on June 6.
Kelsi Gieni was locked in a Paris coffee shop following an attack on a police officer near the Notre Dame Cathedral on June 6. Kelsi Gieni/Facebook

Sask. woman locked in Paris coffee shop during attack

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
June 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

A Paris vacation turned into one of terror and confusion for one Saskatchewan woman.

Kelsi Gieni grew up in Moose Jaw but now lives in Saskatoon. She was on the second day of her vacation when she was walking with two of her friends to the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Albert Brown, Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit, MLA Warren Steinley and Diana Lumbala kick off construction season with a safety event on May 18.
Albert Brown, Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit, MLA Warren Steinley and Diana Lumbala kick off construction season with a safety event on May 18. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

'It's scary:' new flag people prepared for highway dangers

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
May 19, 2017 - 3:52pm

This year is Albert Brown's first summer working as a highway flag person.

He took the job as a way to make extra money before returning to Medicine Hat for schooling.

He realized right from the beginning how dangerous the job may be.

Erica Honoway's son Lincoln (centre) was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2016 and blood donations helped keep him alive waiting for a bone marrow transplant.
Erica Honoway's son Lincoln (centre) was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2016 and blood donations helped keep him alive waiting for a bone marrow transplant. BRITTON GRAY/980 CJME

Sask. moms encouraged to give the gift of life this May

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
May 14, 2017 - 12:45pm

“It was scary as heck.”

That's how Erica Honoway described the moments after her four-year-old son Lincoln was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when he was three.

The condition is a deficiency of all types of blood cells caused by a bone marrow development failure.

Provincial Fire Commissioner Duane McKay says two people have been sent to Ont. and four sand bagging machines have been sent to B.C. on May 10, 2017.
Provincial Fire Commissioner Duane McKay says two people have been sent to Ont. and four sand bagging machines have been sent to B.C. on May 10, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Saskatchewan sends people, equipment to flood ravaged areas

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
May 10, 2017 - 6:04pm

As major flooding continues to wreak havoc on the east and west coasts of Canada, Saskatchewan is offering support.

The province will be sending equipment and people to help fight the floods in Ontario and B.C.

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