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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......

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.....

The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator.
The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator. The Canadian Press

New bus seatbelt laws will be difficult to enforce, company owner says

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 10:00am

A Saskatchewan charter bus company is welcoming news of stricter seatbelt regulations from the federal government, but says enforcement will be a challenge.

Transport Canada will require all newly built medium and large buses used on highways to have seatbelts as of September 2020. The decision comes in the.....

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Latest Sask. job stats show positive growth

By Charlene Tebbutt
July 9, 2018 - 8:00am

More people are working full time in Saskatchewan, including Indigenous workers and those in trades and healthcare fields.

Statistics Canada released the province's latest job numbers Friday, showing overall employment was up by 8,300 jobs, the largest increase since April of 2012. The unemployment rate was down half a.....

The province is inviting public feedback on how they should address cannabis impairment in the workplace. However the SGEU says policies on impairment are already in place and there should be no panic ahead of legalization.
The province is inviting public feedback on how they should address cannabis impairment in the workplace. However the SGEU says policies on impairment are already in place and there should be no panic ahead of legalization. File photo/paNOW Staff

Province wants feedback on cannabis impairment in workplace, union says no need for panic

By Glenn Hicks
July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Government of Saskatchewan wants the public to have their say on how best to keep people safe in the workplace once recreational marijuana is legal in October, though a union leader believes there should be no panic about the situation.

A consultation paper is now available online, letting.....

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