Saskatchewan

Bus service was moving again Thursday at STC bus depot's after routes were closed on March 22, to let employees know the company was shutting down.
Bus service was moving again Thursday at STC bus depot's after routes were closed on March 22, to let employees know the company was shutting down. Daniella Ponticelli/CKOM News Staff

Rural seniors hit hard by STC shutdown

By JT Marshall/CKOM News Staff
March 24, 2017 - 12:05pm

Elsi Kowalenko takes a Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC)  bus once a month from Perdue to Saskatoon for medical appointments. But now, the 92-year-old will have to find a different way to get around.

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.

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