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The Government of Saskatchewan is banking on rising oil prices, strong oil field investments and a return to normal crop production to support growth into 2018 according to their mid-term budget package released yesterday.
The Government of Saskatchewan is banking on rising oil prices, strong oil field investments and a return to normal crop production to support growth into 2018 according to their mid-term budget package released yesterday. Alex Panetta/The Canadian Press

Economist weighs in on Sask. mid-term budget report

By paNOW Staff
November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

In yesterday’s mid-term budget report, Finance Minister Donna Harpauer said a return to normal crop production and rising oil prices paired with strong oilfield investment is expected to support stronger economic growth in 2018.

Daniel Fields, an economist with the Conference Board of Canada said his organization has forecasted.....

A $100,000 anonymous donation from a former Birch Hills student came right out of the blue according to the Sask. RIvers Public School Division.
A $100,000 anonymous donation from a former Birch Hills student came right out of the blue according to the Sask. RIvers Public School Division. Birch Hills School/Facebook

Anonymous donor gives $100K to local school

By paNOW Staff
November 30, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: November 30, 2017 - 2:46pm

Santa came early with a very big gift for a local school.

A donation of $100,000, right out of the blue, is going the way of Birch Hills Public School.

The anonymous donor, who is a former student, phoned the school a few weeks ago.

“As the.....

The Saskatchewan Government has introduced legislation to allow ride-sharing services like Uber to operate in the province.
The Saskatchewan Government has introduced legislation to allow ride-sharing services like Uber to operate in the province. Adriana Christianson/CJME News Staff

Law introduced allowing ride sharing services in Sask.

By paNOW Staff
November 30, 2017 - 11:35am

Legislation has been introduced by the Wall government that will allow ride-sharing companies such as Uber to establish their businesses in Saskatchewan.

The provincial government revealed in October’s throne speech that a law would be coming in this regard, not only to give people another transportation option but to.....

Danny Lee Ledoux was handed jail time this week in connection with the death of 28-year-old Cindy Joseph.
Danny Lee Ledoux was handed jail time this week in connection with the death of 28-year-old Cindy Joseph. file photo/paNOW Staff

Man sentenced in death of long term partner

By paNOW Staff
November 30, 2017 - 10:00am

A Mistawasis resident was sentenced to jail time this week in connection with the March 3 death of his long term partner , 28-year-old Cindy Joseph.

Danny Lee Ledoux was sentenced Nov. 27 in provincial court. Although he was initially charged with second-degree murder, Ledoux pleaded guilty to the.....

Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Impaired drivers better watch out: SGI

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 2:43pm Updated: November 30, 2017 - 8:25am

An old story summarized a familiar message from SGI.

“’Twas the month before Christmas and all through the land, many police were patrolling, with breath testers in hand. Impaired driving is the traffic spotlight for December, drivers take heed and we hope you remember,” rhymed SGI President and CEO.....

More than 100 people gather outside Saskatoon City Hall to honour the memory of attack survivor Marlene Bird on Nov. 28, 2017.
More than 100 people gather outside Saskatoon City Hall to honour the memory of attack survivor Marlene Bird on Nov. 28, 2017. Celine Grimard/CKOM News Staff

‘An inspiration': Round dance honours Marlene Bird

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 2:09pm

More than 100 people gathered in Saskatoon to honour the life of a woman they never knew in person.

People young and old joined hands at a ceremonial round dance for attack survivor Marlene Bird took place just outside of Saskatoon City Hall Tuesday evening.

“There’s so much.....

RCMP Cpl. J. Lewis investigates the scene where shots were fired into a residence on 14th Ave. near 112 Street in North Battleford.
RCMP Cpl. J. Lewis investigates the scene where shots were fired into a residence on 14th Ave. near 112 Street in North Battleford. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Violence reigns overnight in North Battleford

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 12:52pm Updated: November 29, 2017 - 1:39pm

"Canada’s Most Dangerous City” lived up to its reputation on Tuesday night with an especially violent evening in North Battleford.

Last week, the City of North Battleford drew national attention when a Maclean’s Magazine article named the city as “Canada’s Most Dangerous City” with crime statistics based on a.....

Small claims in Saskatchewan will be getting faster and easier on Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Justice.
Small claims in Saskatchewan will be getting faster and easier on Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Justice. file photo/paNOW Staff

Changes coming to Sask. small claims court

By paNOW Staff
November 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Saskatchewan Government announced upcoming changes to the province’s small claims legislation, which are meant to make the process faster and easier for everyone involved.

Small claims court is meant to offer a relatively quick and simple way for parties to settle disputes of less than $30,000, according to.....

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