Saskatchewan

SaskPower Minister Gord Wyant and President and CEO Mike Marsh release the SaskPower 2016-17 annual report at the legislature on July 19, 2017.
SaskPower Minister Gord Wyant and President and CEO Mike Marsh release the SaskPower 2016-17 annual report at the legislature on July 19, 2017. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Carbon tax, aging grid pose ongoing challenges for SaskPower

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
July 19, 2017 - 1:42pm

SaskPower has some big challenges ahead as it continues to meet growth demands, upgrade the grid and meet environmental targets.

The annual report released Wednesday showed the Crown invested $886 million in the province’s electricity system over the past year.

Inmate advocate Sue Delanoy said she expects the STC shutdown to have a negative impact on women released from institutions like Prince Albert's Pine Grove Correctional Centre.
Inmate advocate Sue Delanoy said she expects the STC shutdown to have a negative impact on women released from institutions like Prince Albert's Pine Grove Correctional Centre. File photo/paNOW Staff

Advocate predicts problems for prisoners without STC

By Taylor MacPherson
July 19, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: July 19, 2017 - 2:54pm

Although both the provincial and federal governments said the recent dissolution of the provincial bussing system will not have a major impact on newly-released inmates, the head of a Saskatchewan prisoner advocacy grou

Trees were found on top of trailers and shacks after a windstorm swept through Wadin Bay on Sunday, July 16.
Trees were found on top of trailers and shacks after a windstorm swept through Wadin Bay on Sunday, July 16. Submitted photo/Deb Bigoraj

Windstorm causes serious damage in Wadin Bay

By Rebbeca Marroquin
July 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Two years ago campsites at Wadin Bay, north of La Ronge, were closed due to forest fire. Now, almost half of them are closed down again after a windstorm, mistaken by campers for a tornado, swept through their campsites on Sunday evening.

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