Prairie News Round Up

Murray Sinclair awarded the Order of Canada for championing Indigenous Rights and Freedoms

A solar-fed microgrid is providing a Saskatoon school with energy, educational opportunities

Price of natural gas could climb higher due to summer heat waves

$62.3M for eHealth Sask. upgrades not enough, cybersecurity experts warn

USASK Professors question whether making the federal government pay a bigger share of costs would solve problems for patients

Saskatchewan lags behind other provinces in capturing opportunities in the global transition to a net-zero carbon economy

Saskatchewan signs $32M long-term care agreement with Ottawa

Trudeau says supervised injection site funding up to Saskatchewan

Alberta hires 200 travel nurses from private agencies

K+S announce plans to double potash production at Bethune mine

Alberta Town calls for ban on coal exploration and development in the Rockies

Statistics Canada says Canadians paid nearly 10% more for food on average in April over last year

Calgary police union ‘reluctantly’ directs officers to remove thin blue line patch from uniforms

Justin Trudeau visiting seniors, university students and a daycare during stop in Saskatoon today

Ermineskin residential school survivors file claims in day scholar settlement

Alberta group launches first police misconduct database in Canada

Manitoba government takes initial steps to transform Indigenous Child Welfare System

Sask. government sets aside $62.3 million for eHealth

Staff shortages in Saskatchewan hospitality sector at an all-time high

Walk makes way through downtown Winnipeg to remember, reflect on legacy of residential school system

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Premier Scott Moe addresses soaring resource prices

Saskatchewan ag minister glad about China dropping canola ban

Wastewater study indicates COVID-19 levels low in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan beekeepers reporting bee population slump

First charter plane with Ukrainian newcomers lands in Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s overcrowded Grace Hospital emergency room ‘at the breaking point,’ nurse says

Riverhurst Ferry in Sask. beached indefinitely because of low water levels

Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation unit seeing double the extortion files of 2021

Sask. home prices hit record in April, while average Canadian price dropped

‘Heartbreaking’ loss as avian influenza hits backyard chicken flocks in Alberta

Saskatchewan reports record number of HIV cases in 2021

Jason Kenney says he will not run in upcoming UCP leadership race

AFN national chief calls for Queen to apologize for past wrongs

Ed Fast says Poilievre supporters tried to ‘muzzle’ him on monetary policy

Ryan Meili resigning as Saskatoon Meewasin MLA

2 members of Saskatchewan legislature kicked out of assembly over language

Nadine Wilson removed from legislature for un-parliamentary language

Flooding continues in Manitoba and more rain is on the way

Why family medicine is the root of Sask.’s health woes

22 more COVID19 deaths reported in Saskatchewan

61 more COVID19 deaths reported in Alberta

16 more COVID19 deaths reported in Manitoba

Saskatchewan pharmacists can prescribe paxlovid

Narrow win for Kenney but he resigns anyway

UCP MLAs plot next steps

UCP begins search for new leader with Jason Kenney stepping down

Ex-Wildrose leader Danielle Smith reannounces UCP leadership bid as next step in Alberta politics

At least we got rain.

EF-0 tornado touched down near Caron, Saskatchewan

Spring snow expected in parts of Saskatchewan prior to May long weekend

Giant ice shoves form on Lake Winnipeg

Data from Statistics Canada shows that Saskatchewan recorded 1,288 excess mortalities in 2021

Demand doubles for autopsies as Saskatchewan overdose crisis worsens

Moose Jaw Food Bank says 30 per cent of clients on or seeking SAID

Canada’s inflation rate hits three-decade high of 6.8 per cent

‘Power our future’: Sask. partners with Westinghouse Canada to develop micro reactors

Alberta First Nation investigating after remains of children found

Human remains found near Alberta residential school site likely children

Personnel ‘not available’ for emergencies in Lethbridge, authorities say

Residential school survivors, Indigenous leaders say Queen should apologize next

Stressed infant formula-feeding parents in Saskatchewan call shortage ‘no joke’

Jason Kenney pitches Alberta oil to US Senate

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney urges U.S. senators to convince Michigan to stop Line 5 shutdown

Fuel thefts up 76% in 2022

Saskatchewan introduces amendments to permit alcohol consumption in outdoor public places

New COVID-19 wastewater study shows drop in cities across Sask.

PCR testing, wastewater shows COVID-19 cases continuing to drop in Alberta

Saskatchewan needs at least 95,000 homes built to combat deficit

Glacier melt is past the tipping point

Saskatchewan’s opposition NDP is asking the Sask. Party government to end its practice of clawing back pensions for people living with disabilities

Accused in Coutts blockade concerned over ‘bias’ if faced with vaccinated jury

Controversial thin blue line patches worn by some police officers are not authorized to be on uniforms

Flooding in the Red River Valley

Canada seeing some baby formula shortages

Judge reveals Dr. Hinshaw’s answers to 3 questions on confidential cabinet discussions

NASA shares satellite image of Manitoba flood

‘Hard time keeping up’: Rain fills sewers, floods streets in southeast Saskatchewan

Wet grounds slowing seeding

ICU doctor leaving province partly due to Premier Moe’s ‘failed leadership’ during pandemic

‘A downhill battle’: Stories of social assistance struggles in spotlight at Sask. Legislature

Engineer who designed Sask. bridge that collapsed hours after opening facing disciplinary hearing

Saskatchewan man accused of sexually assaulting care home residents over 17-year period

5 counts of sexual assault and 3 counts of sexual exploitation

Saskatchewan extends order limiting movement of poultry due to avian flu

Ukrainian organization in Edmonton defaced with swastikas, vandal caught on video

Moe regerts?

Internal audit of Scheer’s spending reveals party money spent on school, clothes, minivan

Low-profile apologies from Archbishop of Canterbury amounted to a missed opportunity, says former TRC chair

Pope Francis to make 3 major stops: Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit

‘Mud up to the axles’: Washouts leave truckers stranded in northern Sask.

Saskatchewan pumping additional $2.5M into irrigation program

Sask. ‘close to a breaking point’ with lab tech shortage

Fourth vaccine doses could be key to ending pandemic: Sask. epidemiologist

CSIS was concerned about extremist violence, recruitment amid Freedom Convoy

Recent protests sparked security debate at Sask. Legislative Building

Government rejects opposition pitch to have security force answer to Speaker

Advocates call for Indigenous alert system

NDP questions need for new Sask. legislative security team

Edmonton Mayor criticizes provincial government for holding Edmonton’s economy back

Sask. Elections chief says online signatures acceptable for plebiscite petitions

Saskatchewan Liberals seek public support to push government for pandemic-handling response

Hundreds flee homes in northern Alberta due to flooding

3rd northern Alberta community under local state of emergency due to flooding

CUPE workers rally at Sask. Legislature to call for better education funding

Education workers call on Sask. government to provide more funding

Sask. wait times for knee, hip surgeries worst in Canada in first 18 months of pandemic

Saskatchewanians waited longer for surgery than any other Canadians in 2021

Staffing shortages worsen as patients transferred out of Red Deer for surgery

Investigator couldn’t determine what exactly happened to $211M raised by failed Saskatoon real estate group

Alberta Appeal Court says federal environmental impact law violates constitution

Abortion will qualify for bereavement leave in proposed labour bill amendment, minister says

Was this worth the extra deaths and long term disability caused by removing COVID19 protections?

Saskatchewan premier doesn’t reply to Opposition’s call to reaffirm abortion rights

Saskatchewan Indigenous community reacts to Anglican Archbishop’s apology

Sask. doctors are tired, demoralized and considering quitting: survey

Sask. has withdrawn nearly as many tickets issued for breaking COVID-19 rules as it has convictions

Hackers claim they’ve sold some SLGA data onto ‘black market,’ put rest on dark web

Sask. to increase minimum wage to $13 in Oct., $15 in 2024

Manitoba will have lowest minimum wage in Canada this October after Sask.’s hike to $13/hr

Saskatchewan 2022 top 10 worst roads list 

Regina’s Mayfair Crescent claims title as Saskatchewan’s worst road

No changes planned to abortion access in Alberta, government leaders say

Alberta NDP pledges to protect abortion access while UCP remains silent

Some Canadian MPs block motion to recognize ‘freedom of choice’ on abortion

Scammers exploiting dire cattle feed situation in Alberta, says head of beef producers group

A Statistics Canada analysis found 81 per cent of Indigenous women who had been in the child-welfare system had been physically or sexually assaulted in their life.

Moe teases minimum wage hike

Saskatoon hospitals need more beds

Government of Saskatchewan adds 6 new ICU beds across 3 hospitals

Ukrainian refugees face employment challenges in starting new lives in Saskatchewan

Residential school survivors, advocates hope Archbishop of Canterbury brings more than apologies to Canada

Head of Anglican Church to meet with residential school survivors, elders in Sask. this weekend

Red River flood could be worst since 1997, flood forecasters say

Varroa destructor mites decimating Saskatchewan’s honey bees

Independent Sask. MLA raises 20-year-old hidden camera incident, questions govt. security plan

Hospitalizations HIGH, Vaccinations LOW

409 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Saskatchewan, 14 more deaths

Alberta family doctors will soon take on prescribing the COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid

Oil and Gas Sector embark on costly and ambitious plan to reduce emissions

Imperial Oil posts $1.17B first-quarter profit, best in over 30 years

Inflation fallout hitting Saskatchewan construction industry

Premier Moe says job opportunities coming in Saskatchewan as Canada’s workforce faces record retirements

Sask. constituency borders to be redrawn based on census data

Pandemic worsened mental health among Saskatchewan physicians

Family members want legislation changed after sudden closure of Regina care home

Most Saskatchewan docs plan to reduce clinical hours after ‘strains’ of COVID-19 pandemic

Creator of Sask. suicide prevention law says government is failing to follow it

Family stress, lack of attachments: Boom-and-bust economies affect youth mental health, research shows

Concerns grow as more and more Albertans can’t find a family doctor

ANOTHER 60 million litres of raw sewage released into Winnipeg river during recent storm

Bank of Canada rebukes claims Pierre Poilievre has made on inflation, cryptocurrency

Why did Elon Musk buy Twitter?

National inquiry called into Trudeau’s use of Emergencies Act to end ‘Freedom Convoy’

Vatican, Canadian bishops failing to work closely with AFN to plan Pope’s visit, says regional chief

AFN national chief asks UN to investigate Canada’s role in residential schools

Second booster expanding to 50 and older in Saskatchewan

People 50 or older eligible for fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is rolling out a new outpatient program after a new iteration of COVID-19 rendered an older treatment less effective

‘Too low by far’: Nearly half of Sask. adults still need first COVID-19 booster

Hand-feeding of chickadees banned near Saskatoon as avian flu spreads

Edmonton has had most fatal police shootings in Canada this year

Saskatoon council to consider stormwater pond to help prepare for climate change-caused flooding

How young people in Saskatchewan are living greener lives on a budget

Returning land and staving off decay: What the transfer of the Bay building means to Winnipeg

Controlled burn turned ‘zombie fire’ near Saskatoon

Canada has sent heavy artillery and ammunition to Ukraine

Saskatchewan MLAs, premier, cabinet receive pay increase of 2.6 per cent

Kenney urges end to party sniping, confident of win in leadership vote

Winnipeggers battle overland flooding amid downpour

Increasing booster uptake as Sask. long-term care homes grapple with outbreaks

High inflation is hitting people on fixed disability benefits hard

Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur, one of hockey’s flashiest players, dead at 70

Ryan Meili tests positive for COVID-19

Doctors say Sask. emergency departments understaffed, overcapacity, struggling to provide care

Alberta COVID-19 third dose uptake lags behind rest of Canada as sixth wave bears on

Canada’s inflation rate jumps to new 31-year high of 6.7%

Surging gas prices, Ukraine war pushed inflation to 6.7% in March: Statistics Canada

Power companies pull in nearly five times the profit during winter rate spike

Alberta’s natural gas rebate taking effect sooner than anticipated

Alberta NDP demand answers as over 40,000 Albertans lost provincial drug coverage

Saskatchewan farmers host auction, raise $24,000 for Ukraine

Saskatchewan First Nation to disclose ‘possible burials found’

‘I was an emotional mess’: How the Ukraine war is affecting Canadians’ already fragile mental health

Saskatchewan issues new animal health control order for poultry

Saskatchewan employer fined $175,000 for workplace death

Convoy leader Pat King charged with perjury, obstruction of justice

Avian flu returns to Sask. after more than 10 years

Ottawa to maintain mask requirement for travellers after U.S. drops rule: transport minister

Saskatoon COVID-19 levels hit record high in wastewater

“Compared to the previous week, the viral levels have increased significantly and remain high.”

U of S extends mask mandate after hundreds of COVID-19 cases reported on campus

Bird flu confirmed in additional poultry flocks in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Highly contagious bird flu found in two Saskatchewan flocks

Co-op Refinery Complex to invest over $100M in annual turnaround, create 1,200 temporary jobs

Alberta insurance companies pack in more than a billion in profits in 2020

$31 million penalty for ATCO Electric following regulator’s investigation

Manitoba Métis delegation heads to Rome for meeting with Pope Francis

FSIN sports director fired for comments at hockey tournament, alleged workplace harassment

Easter Sunday celebrated at full capacity for first time since 2019

Easter storm not stopping Easter festivities

Visionary Manitoba Arctic researcher David Barber dies

Residential school survivor has mixed emotions after watching memorial centre burn

Continued COVID stressors means hallway treatment for many ER patients

Some psychiatric disorders can have a “decreased immunological response to vaccine.”

Sotrovimab monoclonal antibody therapy treatment may no longer be effective against the new subvariant of Omicron

Kyra Wilson becomes Long Plain First Nation’s 1st female chief in decades

Teen dies from injuries after McNally High School assault

University of Calgary students convert ATV to solar to help Indigenous communities

Alberta conservation organizations concerned about how wild birds will cope with avian flu

Urban mushing hits Winnipeg streets

‘Don’t trust rapid tests’: Expert advises Canadians to test more than once before making plans

Saskatchewan Teachers Federation wants COVID measures returned in schools

Alberta harm reduction advocate, drug user challenges government focus on abstinence

Saskatchewan reports 1,051 new cases, 403 people with COVID in hospital

Community ‘devastated’ over loss of gathering place destroyed by fire: Prince Albert Grand Council

‘This so-called fee on trucks doesn’t exist’: Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault

Federal environment minister says no green tax on pickup trucks

Saskatchewan signs multi-year deal with virtual health care service provider

Whistleblowers need better protection in Saskatchewan: report

Family calling for answers after baby’s leg broken at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital

Inquest scheduled into Sask. RCMP shooting of Lucien Silverquill

Pope Francis to make 3 Canadian stops in July to meet residential school survivors

First Nations call for better duty-to-consult legislation

Saskatchewan CEO is a global nuclear power player

Sask. health official says with hospitals ‘bursting at the seams,’ it’s time to mask up

Saskatchewan reports 20 COVID-19 deaths for week of April 3-9

Surge capacity forces Saskatoon hospital to expand ER into waiting room

COVID-19: Saskatchewan officials say unvaccinated more likely to be hospitalized

High COVID transmission levels in Sask. could continue for months: epidemiologist

COVID-19 hospitalizations climb above 400 in Saskatchewan, with 25 patients in ICU

SHA warned of ‘lengthened’ COVID wave after Moe said he’d scrap restrictions

Ombudsman’s report slams Sask. Health Authority in death of long-term-care resident

Medical clinics in Warman, Martensville don’t have enough doctors

Sask. Teachers’ Federation calling on province to reinstate COVID-19 mandates in schools

Gas thefts on the rise in Red Deer: RCMP

Hinshaw encourages Albertans to wear masks indoors when appropriate as COVID-19 spreads

Premier Kenney continues push to replace Russian oil with Alberta crude

Alberta NDP says Kenney government is failing Albertans who are stuck with high utility bills

More than 20 years after Alberta began privatizing electrical generation, Premier Jason Kenney says the Balancing Pool is no longer needed.

Suspected cases of avian flu reported in Manitoba

Manitoba study leads to Health Canada approval for new heart failure therapy

Charest blasts Poilievre for supporting Freedom Convoy: ‘Laws are not a buffet’

Residential school survivors say they should decide location, timing of papal visit

Sask Education Minister Dustin Duncan says teachers should retire so they can hire other teachers at a lower pay scale

Chief of Montreal Lake Cree Nation says comments made by a Prince Albert city councillor are “stereotypical” and “thinly-veiled racism.”

Shahab says COVID-19 in Sask. stuck in ‘plateau’

Dr Shahab says it’s too soon to tell if province has entered COVID-19 sixth wave

Saskatchewan students start petition, demand boost to education budget

Despite laying dozens of charges, RCMP have stopped targeting Canadian accomplices in foreign scam calls

Paul Merriman says Saskatchewan is watching COVID-19 closely in Ontario and Quebec as hospitalizations in those provinces rise

Archbishop of Edmonton says pope wants to repeat residential school apology on Canadian soil

Repatriating Indigenous artifacts from Vatican may take years

Moe sending delegation to Germany to explore aid options for displaced Ukrainians

Canada to punish ‘close associates’ of Russia, Belarus with new sanctions

Hinshaw takes stand during civil trial regarding response to COVID-19

Dr. Verna Yiu fired from Alberta Health Services, new president and CEO sought

Pat King still can’t get a lawyer

Kenny complains that federal greenhouse gas targets are “nuts”

Alberta oil and gas workers are pivoting to tech jobs

Failed Saskatoon real estate company was using ‘new money to pay old money’: lawyer

Scammers target property owners hit by Saskatoon real estate firm’s shutdown

3 weeks after lifting COVID19 restrictions, Manitoba businesses facing staff shortages

Manitoba investing in 10 Indigenous residential school healing centres

Pope Francis apologizes for Catholic Church’s role in Canadian residential school system

Pope’s apology ‘blanketed entire country with some hope,’ Winnipeg residential school survivors say

Saskatchewan residential school survivor welcomes apology from Pope

Pope Francis apologizes for residential schools at Vatican: ‘I ask for God’s forgiveness’

Statement by the Prime Minister on the apology from His Holiness Pope Francis regarding the residential school system in Canada

COVID-19 resurgence is underway in Canada

Saskatchewan announces increases in new COVID cases, hospitalizations

1,196 new cases in Saskatchewan, 20 deaths

Saskatchewan is pausing the process to bring a new digital ID into the province

Sask. health officials are not recommending a 4th vaccine dose for general population

Saskatchewan launches $50M policing branch combining provincial peace officers

Sask Party says Saskatchewan may not comply with Canada’s plan to slash emissions

Severity and sweep of Prairie droughts could spiral as climate changes

Alberta fuel tax break comes into effect

Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith returns to politics with eyes on UCP leadership

First Nations delegates ask Pope Francis to revoke church doctrine used to justify colonialism

‘What drove me is the children’: Longest-serving chief in Canada presses Pope for justice

Higher rates are coming

Sask. NDP loses motion to suspend or rebate provincial fuel tax collection

Saskatchewan prepares for federal initiative to switch to electric vehicles

Moe returns from European trade tour

Senate hit with flood of correspondence from conspiracy theorists that claim the Feds are going to turn Canadians into cyborgs

Chinook School Division says it will cut 20 teaching positions due to shortfall in Sask. budget

‘No real information’: Teachers feel vulnerable as COVID-19 data on infections disappears

Majority of Albertans opposed to government’s approach on key issues

Lethbridge MP says ‘many Canadians’ view prime minister as dictator

Manitoba reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, all provincial testing sites to close

Real estate company collapses, 500 homes affected, $10M from investors across Canada missing

Kenney stands by meme calling out green energy policy

Pope’s meeting with Métis survivors of residential schools was ‘comfortable’ but did not include apology

‘Always had faith’: Métis delegates say Vatican visit a step to repair relationship

Hospital avoidance due to pandemic led to higher rates of death from stroke

Merriman complains that FEDS gave Saskatchewan $62million to ease surgery backlog

-“The federal government has said there’s no strings attached to that. I want to make sure that that’s exactly the case,” Merriman said.

-he cautioned it will not necessarily speed up the long-term plan to eliminate the COVID-19 deficit or reach a 90-day surgery waiting list by 2030.

-“I want to emphasize that we are not going catch up on our surgical backlog in 12 months,” Merriman said.

Pierre Poilievre wants to make Canada the ‘Blockchain capital of the world’

MPP Randy Hillier released after arrest on ‘Freedom Convoy’ charges

Flight with dozens of displaced Ukrainians arrives in Edmonton

Roman Abramovich suffered suspected poisoning at talks

Severity and sweep of Prairie droughts could spiral as climate changes

Saskatchewan launches strategic plan for nuclear energy generation

Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Alberta push ahead with plan to build small nuclear reactors to supply power

Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate: report

Sask. Polytechnic gets $4 million to plan, design new Saskatoon campus

Pandemic-weary Albertans remain leery about fully ditching masks, says poll

Alberta premier interviewed by RCMP last month about 2017 UCP leadership race

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS’ STORIES

‘Picking up the pieces’: Indigenous delegates go to Rome to press Pope for residential school apology

Indigenous delegation arrives in Rome ahead of meetings with Pope Francis

Meeting with Pope an ‘opportunity’ to begin handover of residential school records: former AFN chief

‘Let’s think big’: Historic Indigenous delegation arrives in Rome to meet Pope Francis

Mixed reactions to the Saskatchewan healthcare budget

Ottawa gives provinces $2B for pandemic-related surgical backlogs

New bill tabled to give provinces $2B to relieve pandemic surgery backlogs

Saskatchewan reacts to federal funding announcement for surgical backlogs

Moe off to Europe for trade mission

Saskatchewan social assistance recipients getting an extra dollar per day to deal with inflation

Saskatchewan ICE Unit gets more officers to deal with increasing child exploitation files

Alberta has potential to become new hub for cryptocurrency industry

Ukrainian refugees coming to Alberta on plane that will return with aid

Extremely dry’: Farmers in southern Alberta gear up for drought conditions

Alberta tourist towns struggle with staff shortages as restrictions ease

City of Edmonton to commission COVID-19 public monument

Poilievre vows to ban oil from ‘polluting dictatorships,’ double production in Newfoundland

Canada to hike oil, gas output by 300,000 barrels a day to help displace Russian fuel

Premier confident nuclear energy generation will be coming to Saskatchewan

Regina executive committee votes in favour of ‘ambitious’ plan to reach net-zero emissions

Saskatchewan proposes taking control of revenue distribution, splitting between consumers and industry

Saskatchewan businesses feeling another hit after expansion of provincial sales tax

Saskatchewan government to impose six percent tax hike on Roughrider tickets

Saskatchewan’s education sector expresses disappointment in provincial budget

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark is disappointed Wednesday’s provincial budget

Prairie Harm Reduction ‘devastated’ to be excluded from provincial budget

Saskatchewan reports 33 COVID-19 deaths, more Omicron BA.2 cases

Expert says recruiting, retaining Sask. health workers will be tough

Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation asks court to declare Sask. gov’t failed duties in Crown land sales

Saskatchewan Health Authority warning residents about text scam

Edmonton Oilers sue insurers for $174M over ‘massive’ pandemic losses

Alberta legislature approves $62-billion budget for 2022-23

7 constituency presidents reject mail-in ballot; 2 MLAs want leadership race now

Winnipeg’s food services sector struggles as job vacancies remain high

Saskatchewan suffers 33 new deaths from COVID19

New PST a surprise to Saskatchewan entertainment sector

First Nations woman breaks ankle. Hospital treats her with intravenous potassium that burned the skin off her arm and permanently disables her. Racism suspected.

‘It’ll be very emotional’: Alberta Indigenous leader to spend his birthday meeting with Pope Francis

RCMP warn Saskatchewan drivers they now have equipment to test for cannabis use

No funding for safe consumption site in Saskatchewan budget

Ottawa convoy deemed national security threat a week before Emergencies Act: police

Convoy organizers get additional charges

‘I regret going’: Protester says he spent life savings to support Freedom Convoy

Alberta COVID-19 wastewater readings increase as subvariant now dominant strain

‘I don’t need this job’: Kenney says he has to stay to keep ‘lunatics’ from ‘trying to take over the asylum’

UCP backbenchers break ranks, call on Jason Kenney to resign

Brian Jean accuses Jason Kenney supporters of cheating and breaking the law

Saskatchewan Budget

-The province is projecting $17.2 billion in revenue over the next year, rising by $2.7 billion from last year’s budget.

-The growth is largely driven by non-renewable resource revenue which is forecast at $2.9 billion – up $1.6 billion from 2021-22.

-increase is mainly due to higher potash and oil price forecasts as a result of current global demand.

-Expense is forecast at $17.6 billion, up 3.1 per cent, or $531 million from last year’s budget.

-record $6.8 billion on health care, including a $21.6 million increase slated to help address the surgical backlog created by the pandemic.

-$470 million committed to mental health and addictions programs and services.

-Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be applied to more purchases starting on Oct. 1, 2022.

-The tobacco tax is increasing by two cents per cigarette.

-total public debt is forecast to be $30 billion on March 31, 2023 – up $2.3 billion from the forecast in last year’s budget.

Sask. boosts grant program for film and television by $8M

Potash, oil drive revenue growth in Saskatchewan

Roughrider games, concerts, games, gyms to get more expensive with Sask. gov’t adding sales tax

Saskatchewan forecasts $463M deficit in 2022-23 budget

COVID-19 still spreading among children, Saskatchewan government data shows

Doctors say Omicron subvariant a sign ‘pandemic is not over yet’

UCP to allow mail in ballot for leadership vote

Moe says Liberal-NDP alliance in Ottawa an ‘affront to democracy’ 

Sask. finance minister to reveal 2022-23 budget Wednesday afternoon

11 senior homes, family housing facilities affected as provincial subsidy ends

Alberta-based search and rescue team works to find Ukrainian survivors beneath collapsed buildings

Saskatchewan Premier acts like a child over Trudeau/Singh coalition.

“If you look at Saskatchewan politics these days, there’s only really one party that takes their marching orders fully from Ottawa,” he said. “That’s the Sask Party. Whether it’s Stephen Harper or Andrew Scheer or Skippy [Pierre Poilievre], whatever they say. If they say, ‘Jump’, Scott Moe says, ‘How high?'”

Ryan Meili

Conservative interim leader accuses Liberals of ‘power grab’ after Trudeau makes a deal with the NDP

Liberals agree to launch dental care program in exchange for NDP support

Expert claims deal between federal NDP and Liberals could have political implications in Saskatchewan

Farmers relieved that CP Rail strike/lockout over

Saskatchewan health system on alert for cyberattack

Saskatchewan achieves new records in potash production, sales in 2021

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation calls for ‘adequate’ funding in upcoming budget

Moe rejects independent review into handling of COVID-19

Kenney’s team, UCP members and anti-Kenney campaigners try different paths to refurbish fractured party

Alberta energy war room immune from freedom of information law, rules adjudicator

Auditor general gives qualified approval to how Alberta spent oil well cleanup money

Alberta MLA Roger Reid says hackers posted child pornography to his Facebook page

Surgical, diagnostic backlog continues to grow in Manitoba

CP Rail work stoppage causes crippling effect to Canada’s economy

Saskatchewan organizations react to CP Rail work stoppage

Saskatchewan reaches highest COVID-19 death rate among provinces

COVID19 deathrate surges in Saskatchewan

Presence of BA.2 COVID-19 subvariant increasing in Regina wastewater

Pro-COVID mandate rallies held in Saskatchewan

More than 100 additional continuing care assistants now working in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan premier travelling to Europe to discuss food security, energy

Multiple Saskatchewan police agencies launch 2022 firearm amnesty program

Pat King requests publication ban and crackdown on live-streaming of court proceedings

Digital currency donations for Freedom Convoy evading seizure by authorities

Stagnation grips Saskatchewan as population growth stalls

Saskatchewan adds $1.8M in funding for 27 school divisions

New battery storage facility another step in SaskPower’s net-zero goals

Two Regina men charged after more than 1 million illegal cigarettes seized

UCP membership soars as intraparty fight over Alberta premier’s leadership escalates

Notley ridicules accusations she’s colluding with new UCP MLA Brian Jean

13,700 UCP members have registered for upcoming leadership review

Alberta delegation prepares to travel to Vatican to meet Pope Francis

City of Winnipeg makes sandbags available to residents in anticipation of spring thaw

-despite fewer new cases, COVID related deaths increase

-death rate has increased from 2.3 to 4.7 per 100000 in the last 2 weeks

-Saskatchewan death rate is highest among the provinces

CP Rail workers on the picket line

‘Complicated’ mourning during pandemic could linger for years to come

Saskatchewan highways are falling apart

Feds considering incentives for Canadians looking to help incoming Ukrainians

CP Rail workers “locked out”

-3000 employees off the job

-supply chains threatened

-Farmers worry about getting supply of fertilizer, seed, and livestock feed

Trans Mountain blames massive spike in project cost on natural disasters, debt costs — and frogs

SGI releases top 5 attempted insurance frauds for 2021

Piece by weathered and rusted piece, Canada’s oldest grain elevator comes down

What does a $327K bribe buy? A look at the Winnipeg police HQ scandal

Saskatchewan still seeing strain on hospitals due to COVID

Harrison says Ukrainian refugees should be allowed to stay in Canada

Saskatchewan government ‘prefers voluntary action’ when it comes to cleaning up contamination

Alberta covered $20 million in unpaid land rent for oil and gas operators in 2020

Saskatchewan’s long-COVID sufferers are on their own

StarPhoenix series Trapped nominated for National Newspaper Award

Saskatchewan lays out roadmap for potential digital ID

Why CP Rail may lock out its workers and what it means for Canada’s supply chain

Nutrien ramping up potash production due to Ukraine war

Goat trail’ highways in Saskatchewan need fixing: Rural officials

Saskatchewan to increase cost of hunting and fishing licenses

Alberta records deadliest year for drug overdoses in 2021

Free take home Naloxone kits available at over 70 pharmacies across Saskatchewan

UBISOFT to hire 200 more programmers by 2030

Number of reported hate crimes set new record in 2020 as other crimes decreased: Statistics Canada

Advancing truth and reconciliation education in Saskatchewan

Prince Albert police apologize for releasing details of woman’s death to media before her family

Legislate ’em back to work?

Union issues strike notice to CP Rail as groups ask Ottawa to prevent work stoppage

CP Rail files 72 hour lock out notice

Farmers concerned over CP Rail strike

Tips to guard yourself from gas theft as prices continue to climb

Saskatchewan reports increase in COVID19 deaths

SaskPower warning customers about email scam

High gas prices leading to gas and dash thefts in Weyburn

Kenney camp issues ‘urgent’ plea for help as Jean is introduced in legislature

BA.2 subvariant could cause Alberta’s 6th wave by May: biologist

Alberta to report COVID-19 data once a week

Calgary’s tech and innovation industry gets $22.3 million federal funding boost

Saskatchewan resident mulls moving out-of-province for faster kidney transplant

Saskatchewan mother says she begged police to protect her 13-month-old in the hours before he was found dead

Alberta ski resorts feeling effects of dramatic winter weather changes

Inflation hit 5.7% in February. Economists say it hasn’t peaked

Instead of raising minimum wage, Moe will subsidize businesses that can’t attract employees

Saskatchewan organ transplant patients still waiting for surgeries

Saskatchewan premier says he’s supporting ‘friend or family’ while his truck is impounded

Brian Jean wins Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection

Highway 39 closed after train derailment near Rouleau: RCMP

Former Winnipeg CAO accepted bribe and breached fiduciary duties, rules judge

Majority of Sask. residents think Premier Moe has done a bad job handling the pandemic, survey suggests

Roman Abramovich: New evidence highlights corrupt deals

Canada slaps new sanctions on another 15 Russians 

Canadians believe NATO should be prepared to fight in Ukraine amid Russian invasion: poll

Saskatchewan chief Darcy Bear won’t endorse Poilievre, despite being featured in Conservative leadership candidate’s social media

City of Regina plans to become fully renewable by 2050

Minister says Sask. doesn’t want to nationalize Evraz steel mill

Farm groups, manufacturers nervous as date approaches for potential strike at CP Rail

Grain shippers sound alarm

Ottawa plans to restore First Nation status for families that lost it to obtain citizenship

Federal government invests $24M on new affordable housing in southwest Edmonton

Sask real estate developer critical of provincial government’s commitment to affordable housing

– company secured $30.8 million from the federal government through the national housing strategy. The city of Regina pledged $1.9 million

Sask. highways to see 40 fast-charging stations for electric vehicles

13 accused in Coutts blockade weapons charges appear in court

New charge laid against Coutts border blockade protester accused of breaching police barrier

-Joanne Person, 62, charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

-The incident led Mounties to pause enforcement actions

-already faces weapons and mischief charge

-She is the only one of the 13 people arrested in connection with the blockades who does not have a lawyer.

No inquest to be called in death after attempted COVID-19 hospital transfer in Manitoba

Manitoba health system prepares for COVID spike as restrictions end

Alberta government seeking 11 per cent wage cuts for some health-care workers

Some Saskatchewan COVID-19 wastewater numbers hold steady but show jump in BA.2

Roman Abramovich is one of the Russian oligarchs that helps Putin remain in power.

Saskatchewan resettlement need more support to accommodate Ukrainian refugees

Premier won’t call for sanctions on oligarch who owns shares in Saskatchewan mill

Pandemic anniversary: COVID-19 lessons after year two

Omicron wave hit Manitoba hardest

Five things to know about this week’s COVID-19 update in Saskatchewan

Feds announce $30M for 116 new affordable housing units in Regina

‘Without precedent’: Sask. hospitals still in ‘marathon’ as COVID-19 measures end

Moe apologizes for ‘2 classes of citizen’ comments, clarifies remarks

Canada slaps sanctions on Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich

NDP wants change in ownership at Evraz mill in Regina

Russia is back in its Cold War-era Arctic bases, Canada’s defence chief warns

Canadians fighting proposed condo development at Juno Beach D-Day site

Woman charged with THC impairment in Saskatoon crosswalk death of nine-year old Baeleigh Maurice

UCP disqualifies Brian Jean-backed candidates for alleged ‘extreme or hateful’ views

Prince Albert police chief suspends 2 officers for response to home where toddler later found dead

Saskatchewan sees decline in active family doctors

‘Burnout is inevitable’: Regina family physician to close clinic, as COVID-19 highlights challenges in healthcare

Red Deer Mountie charged with assault after on-duty incident

Urban and rural Saskatchewan collide in land dispute between White City and RM of Edenwold

Rising wheat prices not a silver bullet for Alberta farmers

USASK loses fight to fire custodian who stole rags worth $5

Trading in Evraz Steel halted in U.K. after Britain imposes sanctions on Russian oligarch

Sanctions on Russian Evraz Steel shareholder unlikely to affect North American operations: Scott Moe

Over 1M children have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion began: UNICEF

Domestic extremism is here to stay

Saskatchewan will not renew COVID19 State of Emergency order that expires on Monday

Saskatchewan wheat prices highest ever in history of farming

Below normal runoff expected for Southwest Saskatchewan

SGI customers to receive $100 rebate per vehicle registered

USASK med students call for safe consumption site funding

Changing climate and important factor is future Manitoba highway planning

Semi driver responsible for Humboldt Broncos crash loses first bid to stay in Canada

Alberta’s Indigenous tourism industry gets $1.3M funding boost from feds

Saskatoon gas nears $1.80 per litre

Merriman defends move to weekly reporting under opposition scrutiny

Alberta energy companies owe millions in unpaid taxes

Leduc firefighters sue after alleging harassment and assault

Manitoba cracks down on protesters occupying legislature

Saskatchewan wants to become destination of choice for Ukrainian refugees: Harrison

Offers pour in from Manitobans willing to take in Ukrainian refugees

Saskatchewan introduces program to help high tech workers immigrate to the province

‘Historic event’: Saskatchewan First Nation sees first on-reserve birth in 50 years

One for the record books’: Rural Rosthern paramedics deliver 3 babies in 1 snowy night

Blood tube shortage effects every province: doctors asked to limit non-essential tests

More transmissible subvariant on course to displace original Omicron strain in Alberta

Alberta introduces legislation to limit COVID-19 rule-making by municipalities

Alberta Health will no longer require proof of vaccination or rapid testing for staff

War in Ukraine causes grain prices to surge

Canada announces new sanctions against Russian individuals

Jean Charest to launch Conservative leadership bid Thursday

Lich’s new surety deemed reliable

Tamara Lich released from jail

-must leave Ottawa within 24 hours

-no use of social media

-no contact with other organizers

Saskatchewan legislature passes motion condemning Russian invasion in Ukraine

USASK men’s basketball coach resigns after allegation involving offensive music played at practice

Nursing faculty deficit at USASK

First Nations office to shine light on racism in Sask. health care

Should Russian oligarchs sell their EVRAZ shares so that the company avoids sanctions?

Saskatchewan struggles on $11.81 minimum wage

Rachel Notley tests positive for COVID19

Alberta leads country in highest average debt and delinquency rate for final quarter of 2021

Alberta pauses provincial fuel tax and provides $150 electricity rebates

Moe says NO to cutting fuel tax

Saskatchewan will continue to collect provincial fuel tax

18 new COVID19 deaths over the weekend in Alberta

No clue how many deaths occurred in Saskatchewan

Sask NDP calls on province to return to daily COVID19 reporting

Manitoba Premier told public the health-care system was fine and then sent 57 patients out of province

Indigenous groups hope to buy Trans Mountain pipeline

Poilievre visits Saskatchewan
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Poilievre promises to repeal bills C-69, C-48 in bid to encourage pipeline development

Pierre Poilievre promises to scrap ‘anti-energy laws’ during CPC leadership campaign stop in Sask.

Saskatoon Transit could save $66million if they convert entire fleet to electric

Saskatchewan and Manitoba have the highest poverty rates in Canada

SHA says province’s acute care system operating at highest capacity levels ever

February was the 3rd deadliest pandemic month for Saskatchewan

44 COVID 19 deaths for week that ended February 26th

Saskatchewan emergency rooms seeing more children under 5

Dr. Ayisha Kurji, a pediatrician based in Saskatoon, said the Omicron variant has been affecting the airways of children and, in some cases, can trigger diabetes or cause pancreatitis.

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Desperate Saskatchewan patients are paying for private hip and knee replacements in Alberta

Alberta announces $251 million in funding for school infrastructure

Kenney says ‘help is on the way’ for Albertans amid rising cost of living

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New name for Evraz Place to be announced Wednesday: REAL

Canada gives $100M in humanitarian aid for Ukraine, bars Russian ships from waters

Manitoba Métis Federation to donate $100K for aid in Ukraine

SWIFT decision puts pressure on Putin

Premier Kenney encouraged by Trudeau ban on Russian oil, wants Biden to follow suit

Foreign Minister Melanie Joly headed to Poland-Ukraine border on Tuesday

Canada working to swiftly welcome Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion: Trudeau

Putin puts his nuclear forces on high alert

SLGA pulling Russian liquor from shelves in Saskatchewan’s support for Ukraine

SLGA and Saskatoon Co-op pull Russian products from store shelves

Russian church in Calgary targeted by vandals 

Canada sending anti-tank weapons and ammo to Ukraine

Nearly 4000 Ukrainian applicants approved to immigrate to Canada

African students and residents experience racism while trying to flee Ukraine

Europe’s different approach to Ukrainian and Syrian refugees draws accusations of racism

Ukraine waives entry visa requirements for foreigners willing to join fight against Russia

How to talk to your kids about the crisis in Ukraine

Saskatchewan health cards will no longer display ‘registered Indian’ declaration

Sask. income support switch not easing homelessness, agencies say

169 potential unmarked graves found at St. Bernard’s Indian Residential School in northern Alberta

Kenney confirms plans to end vax mandate for healthcare workers

3 teens charged after attack on Lethbridge schools

First of four Coutts protesters charged with conspiracy to murder police seeks bail

Bail decision reserved for Coutts blockade protester Christopher Lysak

Kenney vows to create legislation that will bar municipalities from imposing public health restrictions

Businesses, workplaces and event organizers may request that patrons/visitors/staff/students continue to mask. Masking will not be mandatory. It is important that everyone is kind and respectful of individuals’ choices. 

Government of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s public health order expires

–no more self-isolation after testing positive and no more masks indoors

–Public Health still “strongly recommends” self-isolation for positive cases

–Dr Shahab advises public to remain cautious

Saskatoon Transit extends COVID-19 mask requirement after city council approval

City of Regina still encouraging masks to be worn at city-run facilities, transit

2 Americans charged after prohibited guns seized at Coutts border crossing in January

Alberta’s ambulance response times have worsened from the start of the pandemic, data shows

Alberta reports14 new deaths as hospitalizations continue to rise

Winnipeg snow removal and flood repair companies working around the clock

Saskatchewan first and furthest in dropping COVID19 measures

Regina crime statistics show mostly small increases in 2021

Saskatchewan NDP to elect new leader in June

Alberta invests $7.5 million to expand Red Deer Regional Airport services

Saskatchewan Residents divided on COVID19 response

Alberta lifting almost all remaining COVID19 restrictions March 1st

SaskPower to invest $2million in EV fast-charging stations

Is Alberta truly diversifying the economy away from oil and gas?

Kaycee Madu out as Alberta justice minister

Madu tried to ‘interfere in the administration of justice,’ but failed: Kent Report

Pat King denied bail

Saskatchewan NDP considers rebranding

1/3rd of Saskatchewan residents claim they will vote NDP

Saskatchewan needs additional $112.8M to cover COVID19 costs after the ‘best summer ever’

Winnipeg man dies of COVID-19 at rural hospital after being transferred to clear beds for pandemic surge

Highway 1 closed between Brandon and Virden after multi-vehicle crash involving 20 semis

Premier Scott Moe said the state of emergency was needed in the province because the Saskatchewan Health Authority cannot redirect health-care resources to respond to COVID-19 needs without it.

Ukrainian-Manitobans horrified and shocked at Russian invasion of Ukraine

Kenney continues to complain about Emergencies Act

Saskatchewan will renew state of emergency order on the same day that all COVID19 measures are lifted

Saskatchewan government funds $2million program for labour force training

Sask. gov’t will face legal action for treaty violations, warns treaty commissioner ​

“Situation no longer an emergency”

“Today, after careful consideration, we’re ready to confirm that the situation is no longer an emergency. Therefore, the federal government will be ending the use of the Emergencies Act.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Conservatives end boycott of Parliament’s national security committee

More than 200 bank accounts holding almost $8 million were frozen in effort to end convoy occupation

Alberta government promises historic health spending blitz in provincial budget

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned through the past two tough years of COVID is that we need greater value for money in our health-care system. We need more beds. We need more capacity,”

Premier Jason Kenney

Protestors gone from downtown Ottawa but camps remain nearby

Winnipeg protesters must be gone by 5pm or face consequences

Winnipeg protesters agree to leave Manitoba Legislature after three week occupation

Alberta at “heart of unrest” claims criminal anthropologist

Alberta aims to double number of private surgeries in public health-care system

Historic $1.8 billion investment for Red Deer hospital

Scott Moe demands Trudeau lifts all vaccine mandates

Trudeau revokes Emergencies Act

Saskatoon Public Library locations will be safer after Monday reopening, CEO says

-shift to contactless service after increase in verbal threats and harassment toward staff

-increased patron on patron violence

First Nations health ombudsperson office created in Saskatchewan

Sask. NDP executive resigns after Meili ‘undermined’

Ottawa provides Manitoba with additional $100 million in new funding for child-care agreement

Citizens group wins court order to freeze truck convoy accounts including crypto

Freezing Truck Convoy crypto possible but faces roadblocks

Professional racist Pat King blows a dog whistle at his bail hearing. No decision until Friday

Winnipeg police warn convoy protesters they must leave legislature district or face charges

Alberta county passes policy that stops businesses with vaccine mandates from winning contracts

Saskatoon city committee recommends keeping mask mandate on transit

King’s surety, Alberta resident Kerry Komix, has known him for four weeks, and was willing to put up a $50,000 bond

Federal government gives Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs funding for ground search, research

Saskatchewan crop insurance premiums to increase for 2022

Saskatoon property developer calls to move the bus station, The Lighthouse, and the welfare office away from downtown

Saskatchewan considers challenging federal Emergencies Act in court

South Asian truckers reject actions of Truck Convoy and complain of financial losses due to protests

COVID19 viral load in Saskatoon wastewater has risen 98% over last week

Scott Moe says Saskatchewan may take legal action against the use of the Emergencies Act

Betty Nippi-Albright considers leadership bid for Saskatchewan NDP

“You have the right to have your voice heard. You have the right to a peaceful protest. However, the Emergencies Act is in place. …I would hope that each of you has communicated with law enforcement or with those involved in your convoy to ensure that that your voice is being heard and is being heard within the confines of what the law is today.” 

Premier Scott Moe

Dwayne Lich questions legality of Emergencies Act , says he thought the protest was protected by his ‘first amendment’ right, and doesn’t understand why a traffic jam is illegal—and other fun things that happened at Tamara Lich’s bail hearing

What is a mischief charge?

Heavy police presence remains in downtown Ottawa

Ontario police watchdog says woman hurt after interaction with mounted Toronto police officer

Alberta asked for federal help with Coutts blockade

“Threat still exists”: Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair says Emergencies Act to remain as long as required

191 arrests in Ottawa

Party lines drawn ahead of key Emergencies Act vote on Monday

Ottawa police use anti-riot weapons on convoy protesters, arrest 170

Alberta to challenge federal Emergencies Act in court

Coutts Truck blockade has left a community divided

“All conspiracy theories about COVID19 deaths in Saskatchewan should be denounced” says Phil Tank

Regina man starts GoFundMe to pay it forward to local nurses

Ottawa police charge Pat King

-mischief

-counselling to commit the offence of mischief

-counselling to commit the offence of disobey court order

-counselling to commit the offence of obstruct police

Truck Convoy sets up near Saskatchewan border crossings

Hearings for accused in Coutts border blockade pushed to March

Over 100 arrested in in Ottawa

Anti-restriction protests making life miserable, downtown Edmonton residents say

‘We feel like hostages in our own buildings’

Southern Manitoba faces risk of major spring flooding along Red River and its tributaries

Scott Moe says the COVID19 death rate is concerning

“The fatality rate that was released here for this past week I’d say most certainly is concerning. It’s increasing week over week,” Moe said at a news conference Friday.

Dr Wasko quits SHA, moves to Ontario

Ryan Meili resigns as SASK NDP leader

Improving northern Sask. health care, return to normalcy a priority for new Athabasca MLA

U.S. Congress asks Facebook: What role did fake overseas accounts have in promoting Canada convoys?

Convoy organizer Chris Barber released, ordered to leave Ottawa

Tamara Lich Arrested
Chris Barber Arrested

4 Alberta high schools targeted in swatting incidents

42 COVID19 deaths reported for Saskatchewan

American Jewish Committee demands Musk apologize for comparing Trudeau to Hitler

Canada was warned before that protests started that violent extremists had infiltrated the convoy

Tamara Lich and Chris Barber arrested

2/3rd of Canadians support use of Emergencies Act

New details about the Coutts Gang

Moe and Kenney join 16 US governors calling for Trudeau and Biden to end vax mandate for truckers

Art Pawlowski denied bail

charged with interrupting the operation of critical infrastructure, mischief over $5000

Judge doesn’t believe he will follow court orders

arrested after encouraging protestors to back out of agreement made with RCMP to end the blockade

Told Coutts protestors: “for freedom to be preserved, people must be willing to sacrifice their lives. This is our time.”