Provincial Politics

Clubroot and midge pose a big threat to Saskatchewan's canola crop.
Clubroot and midge pose a big threat to Saskatchewan's canola crop. File photo/paNOW Staff

Research projects aim to tackle emergence of new crop disease in North

By Nigel Maxwell
January 21, 2018 - 11:00am Updated: January 21, 2018 - 12:58pm

The emergence of Clubroot last year in north-central and northwestern Saskatchewan is cause for concern for growers across the province, but some new research projects may help get to the root of the problem.
 

Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation Chief Louie Mercredi (right) was disappointed after the federal government wouldn't fund a longer runway and all-weather road.
Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation Chief Louie Mercredi (right) was disappointed after the federal government wouldn't fund a longer runway and all-weather road. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Fond du Lac Chief calls-out feds

By paNOW Staff
January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 19, 2018 - 6:48pm

The Chief of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation said the federal government is shirking its responsibility to First Nations.

Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne believes the province's gun licensing laws should be tightened after a number of gun store robberies across the province.
Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne believes the province's gun licensing laws should be tightened after a number of gun store robberies across the province. File photo/paNOW Staff

P.A. mayor calls for review of provincial gun licensing laws

By Nigel Maxwell
January 19, 2018 - 8:00am

The Mayor of Prince Albert plans to write a strongly worded letter to the provincial government, urging a review of the province's gun licensing laws.

Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons.
Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons. Office of the Correctional Investigator

B.C. solitary confinement ruling has implications in Sask

By Taylor MacPherson
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm

A recent decision by British Columbia’s highest court ruled indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional could have a major effect on corrections in Saskatchewan, according to a lea

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