Saskatchewan

An increase in taxes on alcohol were just one of many tax hikes announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget on March 22, 2017.
An increase in taxes on alcohol were just one of many tax hikes announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget on March 22, 2017. file photo/CJME News Staff

'I'm not surprised:' Sask. people react to tax hikes in provincial budget

By Kevin Martel/CJME News Staff
March 23, 2017 - 10:24am

Not angry, but not happy.

That sums up what many are feeling regarding the tax increases unveiled in Wednesday's Saskatchewan budget.

Taxes on both alcohol and cigarettes – or sin taxes – are increasing, both provincially and federally.

STC will continue to accept freight for delivery until May 19. All passenger services will cease May 31.
STC will continue to accept freight for delivery until May 19. All passenger services will cease May 31. Daniella Ponticelli/CKOM News Staff

Province eliminates STC bus service

By CKOM News Staff
March 23, 2017 - 6:25am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 12:56pm

After seven decades in operation, Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) will no longer be in service by the end of May.

As part of its 2017-18 budget, the province announced it's winding down operations at the Crown bus company – leaving 224 people out of work.

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