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The NDP blame fiscal mismanagement by the provincial government for the $1.2 billion deficit.
The NDP blame fiscal mismanagement by the provincial government for the $1.2 billion deficit. file photo/CJME News Staff

'It won’t change anything:' Sask. unions and NDP oppose forced unpaid days off

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
February 16, 2017 - 2:18pm

If ever it need a rallying cry, Saskatchewan's biggest union now has one.

The Saskatchewan Government Employee Union (SGEU) will fight what it calls the latest attack on working people as the idea of forced unpaid days off is floated by Saskatchewan’s finance minister.

The province is looking at ideas like wage rollbacks, job cuts, tax increases and forced unpaid days off as it grapples with a $1.2 billion deficit.
The province is looking at ideas like wage rollbacks, job cuts, tax increases and forced unpaid days off as it grapples with a $1.2 billion deficit. file photo/CJME News Staff

Saskatchewan government looking at days off without pay for public sector

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
February 15, 2017 - 7:35am

Unpaid days off for the public sector is being considered as the provincial government wrestles with a deficit. 

The idea comes from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister who is considering a similar move in his province.

The federal government is in talks to provide U.S. customs and immigration at Regina and Saskatoon airports.
The federal government is in talks to provide U.S. customs and immigration at Regina and Saskatoon airports. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

U.S. customs could be coming to Regina, Saskatoon airports

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
February 14, 2017 - 6:12pm

Travelling to the United States from Saskatchewan may soon get more convenient.

The federal government is in talks to provide U.S. customs and immigration at Regina and Saskatoon airports.

The CanMar Grain Products plant in Regina on Feb. 13, 2017.
The CanMar Grain Products plant in Regina on Feb. 13, 2017. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Brad Wall promoting Sask. food products and agriculture plants

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
February 14, 2017 - 6:04pm

Brad Wall is on what's being called a “Saskatchewan Ingredients Tour” for the next couple of weeks.

The premier began his tour at the CanMar Grain Products plant in Regina Monday, a company that turns the flaxseed grown here into products that are sold around the world.

In July 2016, SaskTel International won a two-year contract to provide wireless services to the Caribbean nation through Aliv, an entity of Cable Bahamas.
In July 2016, SaskTel International won a two-year contract to provide wireless services to the Caribbean nation through Aliv, an entity of Cable Bahamas. file photo/CJME News Staff

SaskTel beaches employees in the Bahamas

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
February 9, 2017 - 11:13am

It could be described as Saskatchewan's greatest job and it isn't even in the province.

While many are freezing in Saskatchewan's extreme cold temperatures, eight SaskTel employees are living and working in the Bahamas. 

Hannah Leflar was found dead in her Regina home in January 2015. She was 16-years-old at the time.
Hannah Leflar was found dead in her Regina home in January 2015. She was 16-years-old at the time. Facebook

Teen accused in Hannah Leflar murder pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
February 6, 2017 - 11:55am

The teen accused in the death of Hannah Leflar pled guilty to second-degree murder Monday morning.

The teen was found stabbed to death in her north Regina home in January 2015. 

Muslims gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers at Saskatoon's Prairieland Park in 2015.
Muslims gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers at Saskatoon's Prairieland Park in 2015. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. Muslim community in shock over Quebec City mosque shooting

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
January 30, 2017 - 6:18pm Updated: January 31, 2017 - 7:03am

The Muslim community across Saskatchewan is reeling after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque left six people dead Sunday night.

It’s an event many thought they would never see in Canada.

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