Provincial Politics

Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour.
Deer have natural defences against the weather such as a thick winter coat, fat reserves, a reduced metabolic rate and sedentary behaviour. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Province warns against feeding deer during winter

By CJME News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 5:31pm

You may be doing more harm than good if you're feeding Saskatchewan wildlife.

It appears people might be worried about the welfare of wildlife during extreme cold, high wind chill values and snow storms.

The first SaskWater increase is due to take effect in May 2017, with the next one coming in May 2018.
The first SaskWater increase is due to take effect in May 2017, with the next one coming in May 2018. file photo/CKOM News Staff

SaskWater announces rate hikes

By CKOM News Staff
January 19, 2017 - 6:21am

Many rural users will see their water bills rise this year and the next.

SaskWater announced Wednesday it will increase rates for 48,000 people it serves.

The first increase is due to take effect in May 2017, with the next one coming in May 2018.

MLA Joe Hargrave (Sask.Party, P.A. Carlton) says the recent health funding deal with the federal government was a compromise needed to move the province forward.
MLA Joe Hargrave (Sask.Party, P.A. Carlton) says the recent health funding deal with the federal government was a compromise needed to move the province forward. file photo/paNOW Staff

P.A. MLA sees health deal as a compromise

By Jeff Labine
January 18, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: January 19, 2017 - 7:32am

Saskatchewan and the federal government have come to terms on a health-funding agreement but it wasn’t the deal the province wanted, says one of Prince Albert's MLAs.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall shake hands following the agreement on Jan. 17. The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan, Ottawa reach health-funding deal

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
January 18, 2017 - 1:01pm

The province and federal government have reached an agreement on health transfers.

It comes after negotiations stalled last month between the health ministers who were looking for as much as a 5.2 per cent increase over three years.

In a province-wide poll, 73% of people said they were against a federally-imposed carbon tax, with 56 per cent strongly opposed. Twenty-seven per cent were in support.
In a province-wide poll, 73% of people said they were against a federally-imposed carbon tax, with 56 per cent strongly opposed. Twenty-seven per cent were in support. Daniella Ponticelli/CKOM News Staff

Poll shows Sask. residents support premier's carbon tax fight

By CKOM News Staff
January 17, 2017 - 5:44pm

It appears the people are with the premier in a fight against a federal carbon tax.
 
A new province-wide Insightrix Research poll, commissioned by the Sask. Party, asked residents whether they support or oppose the prime minister's plan to impose a carbon tax on Saskatchewan.

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