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Sask. pot retailers face a ‘few more hurdles:’ SLGA minister

By 980 CJME
October 13, 2018 - 9:00am

The minister responsible for Saskatchewan’s cannabis regulator says there’s “many moving parts” to the upcoming nationwide rollout of legal marijuana.

SLGA minister Gene Makowsky told Gormley Friday the province estimates a dozen of its 51 pot stores will be ready for legalization Wednesday.

“Things change rapidly as folks.....

Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne and Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds Gordon Wyant sign new infrastructure funding agreement on October 3, 2018.
Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne and Saskatchewan Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds Gordon Wyant sign new infrastructure funding agreement on October 3, 2018. Andrew Shepherd/980 CJME

Sask. signs $900M infrastructure funding agreement with feds

By Andrew Shepherd/980 CJME
October 3, 2018 - 5:27pm

More money is on the way for infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.

A new agreement was signed on Wednesday which will provide nearly $900 million in federal funding for infrastructure projects over the next decade.

“We have a long list of infrastructure projects across the province, north, south, central,.....

Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Georgina Jolibois' national Indigenous Peoples Day bill passed second reading and will now proceed to committee.
Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Georgina Jolibois' national Indigenous Peoples Day bill passed second reading and will now proceed to committee. submitted photo/Georgina Jolibois, MP Facebook

Jolibois confident bill for Indigenous stat holiday will become law

By Teena Monteleone and Derek Cornet
October 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

The member of parliament for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River is confident her private members bill to make National Indigenous Peoples Day a statutory holiday will become a reality.

Georgina Jolibois’ bill passed second reading with a vote of 203 in favour and 79 against last week.

“We passed another milestone.....

Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Georgina Jolibois attended a conference in Finland recently with parliamentarians from around the world.
Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Georgina Jolibois attended a conference in Finland recently with parliamentarians from around the world. Facebook/Georgina Jolibois, MP

Jolibois inspired by world parliamentarians on similar Indigenous issues

By Teena Monteleone and Derek Cornet
October 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fighting for sustainable food systems, corporate social responsibility and responding to climate change were just a few of the topics discussed at the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region. It was part of an annual forum for the Canadian Europe Parliamentary Association.

The member of parliament for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill.....

There has already been an apology in Alberta regarding the Sixties Scoop. Six Sharing Circles are now scheduled in Saskatchewan as part of the roadmap toward a formal apology in this province.
There has already been an apology in Alberta regarding the Sixties Scoop. Six Sharing Circles are now scheduled in Saskatchewan as part of the roadmap toward a formal apology in this province. The Canadian Press

Sharing Circles to precede provincial apology on Sixties Scoop

By Glenn Hicks
October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

The process toward a formal apology for one of the darkest periods in Canadian history will start this month.

Six different Sharing Circles are planned across the province, including in our region, where survivors of the so-called Sixties Scoop, can tell their stories. The Sixties Scoop refers to a.....

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