Provincial Politics

Coun. Don Cody was against passing the proposed one-in-500 year policy plans at Monday's council meeting.
Coun. Don Cody was against passing the proposed one-in-500 year policy plans at Monday's council meeting. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Flood plain plans fall flat amidst stern opposition

By Tyler Marr
September 18, 2017 - 11:39pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 8:41am

The back-and-forth between the city, province and residents over the one-in-500 year flood plain policy will continue after council defeated the proposed bylaw 6-3 Monday night.

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Saskatchewan takes new approach to help with machines for sleep apnea patients

By Brandon Graziano
September 16, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: September 16, 2017 - 10:39am

Starting Oct. 1, those with sleep apnea and need a continuous positive airway pressure — or CPAP — machine in Saskatchewan will be able to rest a little easier as the government shifts how it funds the devices.

Dr. Joanne Sivertson, the president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and local OB/GYN is travelling around Saskatchewan collecting input from physicians in the province on many upcoming changes.
Dr. Joanne Sivertson, the president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association and local OB/GYN is travelling around Saskatchewan collecting input from physicians in the province on many upcoming changes. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Change coming for Sask. doctors: President of Sask. Medical Association

By Bryan Eneas
September 14, 2017 - 11:22am Updated: September 14, 2017 - 12:04pm

It’s a time of flux for physicians in the province.

Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) president, and local Prince Albert obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Joanne Sivertson is touring the province to hear from local physicians.

Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer (left) with Prince Albert Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt. She says the leadership race makes it an exciting time for the party.
Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer (left) with Prince Albert Northcote MLA Nicole Rancourt. She says the leadership race makes it an exciting time for the party. Glenn Hicks/paNOW Staff

NDP leader meets caucus in P.A.

By Glenn Hicks
September 14, 2017 - 6:00am Updated: September 14, 2017 - 11:49am

NDP interim leader Nicole Sarauer is visiting Prince Albert and pushing the opposition's message that the governing Saskatchewan Party are not transparent and have wasted taxpayer dollars.

She says recent cuts have hurt local programs.

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