Prince Albert

Minister of Finance Kevin Doherty stopped into the Prince Albert Inn to address the Chamber of Commerce on March 24, 2017 just three days after the provincial budget was tabled. He was questioned by business owners on the closure of STC, and the impact of the one per cent increase to the PST.
Minister of Finance Kevin Doherty stopped into the Prince Albert Inn to address the Chamber of Commerce on March 24, 2017 just three days after the provincial budget was tabled. He was questioned by business owners on the closure of STC, and the impact of the one per cent increase to the PST. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Doherty appears in P.A., provides answers to business owners

By Bryan Eneas
March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

This year’s “tough budget” features a variety of cuts which had members of the Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce and business owners curious as to what the minister was going to say during his P.A. visit today.

Melanie Quintal, the owner of Funky Fresh Café and Bistro, says she was surprised to have learned the PST was added to restaurant meals.
Melanie Quintal, the owner of Funky Fresh Café and Bistro, says she was surprised to have learned the PST was added to restaurant meals. Jeff Labine/paNOW Staff

P.A. restaurants surprised by PST addition

By Jeff Labine
March 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

Restaurants in Prince Albert didn’t expect the provincial sales tax to be on the menu.

Earlier this week, the province announced restaurant meals would no longer be exempt from PST. This means starting April 1 the now six per cent PST will apply to all meals.

Nicole Rancourt, NDP MLA for Prince Albert Northcote, was critical of the Saskatchewan Party’s cut-heavy budget.
Nicole Rancourt, NDP MLA for Prince Albert Northcote, was critical of the Saskatchewan Party’s cut-heavy budget. Dana Reynolds/paNOW Staff

Local NDP leaders criticize 2017 budget

By Taylor MacPherson
March 22, 2017 - 5:18pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 8:19am

Two local members of the legislative assembly (MLA) from the official opposition said the budget tabled today by Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party will hurt the province’s most vulnerable residents.

Health Region CEO Cecile Hunt said funding cuts are going to affect staff and patients at the Victoria Hospital.
Health Region CEO Cecile Hunt said funding cuts are going to affect staff and patients at the Victoria Hospital. File photo/paNOW Staff

Four programs within P.A. health region affected by budget

By Teena Monteleone
March 22, 2017 - 5:15pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 10:57am

The Prince Albert Parkland Health region did not see significant cuts to provincial budget funding, but it didn’t see any increases either. CEO Cecile Hunt says the region has a $218.5 million dollar base to work with.

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