Business & Economy

Synergy Five Investments LP is opening stores in North Battleford, Warman and Yorkton.
Synergy Five Investments LP is opening stores in North Battleford, Warman and Yorkton. File photo/larongeNOW Staff

First Nations company set to open pot shops in six months

By Derek Cornet
July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: July 17, 2018 - 2:32pm

With recreational marijuana set to become officially legalized Oct. 17, Synergy Five Investments LP CEO Sean Willy said he is excited to see First Nations entering an emerging industry.

“As First Nations, we’ve been excluded from so many other potential opportunities out there,” he said. “I’ve seen Indigenous economic.....

Ontario-based Kasper Transportation has expressed interest in operating bus routes in Saskatchewan.
Ontario-based Kasper Transportation has expressed interest in operating bus routes in Saskatchewan. Kasper Transportation/Facebook

Bus companies look at options following Greyhound decision

By Charlene Tebbutt
July 13, 2018 - 5:54pm

News this week that Greyhound Bus is cancelling routes in western Canada has generated interest from other companies interested in taking over the service.

Ontario-based Kasper Transportation has been operating routes in that province and has already expanded into Manitoba. The company expressed interest in expanding into Saskatchewan following.....

File photo/larongeNOW Staff

Sask. premier hopeful private sector will fill Greyhound gap

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
July 13, 2018 - 10:03am

The transportation landscape in Saskatchewan will once again be changing after Greyhound announced it’s ending all routes in the province starting Oct. 31.

On that day, the busing company will also cease operations in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia — except for one route between Vancouver and Seattle......

Several changes to how liquor is sold in La Ronge will come into effect next year.
Several changes to how liquor is sold in La Ronge will come into effect next year. file photo/paNOW Staff

Off-sale liquor stores in La Ronge to close by midnight in 2019

By Derek Cornet
July 12, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: July 13, 2018 - 8:51am

Under a new Town of La Ronge bylaw which will be drafted by the end of the year, off-sale liquor stores will stop selling alcohol by midnight and bars will close at 1 a.m.

That’s according to Coun. Matthew Klassen, who said the rules will officially go into effect.....

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

Greyhound announced this week it is terminating all their routes across Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba in the fall, with the last.....

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