Provincial Politics

To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has made Feb. 18 to 20 free fishing weekend.
To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has made Feb. 18 to 20 free fishing weekend. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Province announces free fishing Family Day weekend

By paNOW Staff
February 17, 2017 - 6:20am

To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has announced an entire weekend of free fishing.

Starting on Saturday, Feb. 18 and ending on Monday, Feb. 20, Saskatchewan residents can fish in provincial bodies of water without a licence.

According to the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership, the province exports goods like grain, durum and wheat to Europe its fourth biggest market behind the United States, China and India.
According to the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership, the province exports goods like grain, durum and wheat to Europe its fourth biggest market behind the United States, China and India. file photo/CJME News Staff

Sask. exporters say province stands to benefit from new trade deal with EU

By CJME News Staff
February 16, 2017 - 2:27pm

The new trade deal between the European Union and Canada is being given a top grade by the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP).

“Any free trade deal is a great deal for Saskatchewan so in terms of grades, I would give this an A,” said STEP CEO Chris Dekker.

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 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.

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