Provincial Politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $2.2 million for La Loche's Dene High School.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $2.2 million for La Loche's Dene High School. submitted photo/Darcy Ahenakew

Housing units, mental health support funding announced for La Loche

By Derek Cornet
January 23, 2019 - 12:36pm

After a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Scott Moe, La Loche Mayor Robert St. Pierre said he believes both levels of government truly care about moving the community forward.

At a special presentation at Dene High School this morning, Trudeau committed $2.2 million over five years.....

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Young drivers steering in safer direction, according to new report

By Nigel Maxwell
January 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

While still posing the greatest risk on the roads, youth are involved in fewer crashes, according to the latest numbers from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

In 2017, there were 936 collisions involving 16-year-olds, compared to 1,323 in 2008 and 1,198 in 2012. Tyler McMurchy, a spokesperson for SGI, told.....

A Huawei phone display at a SaskTel retail store in Regina, Sask.
A Huawei phone display at a SaskTel retail store in Regina, Sask. Evan Radford/CJME News Staff

SaskTel ‘confident’ in Huawei deals despite NDP concerns

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
January 15, 2019 - 4:29pm

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili is calling on the provincial government to review SaskTel’s relationship with Huawei, as concern grows worldwide about the security implications of the Chinese telecom.

In a formal letter to Premier Scott Moe, provided to reporters at a media scrum Tuesday, Meili expresses concerns about.....

The five per cent tax would be use to increase community safety and well-being.
The five per cent tax would be use to increase community safety and well-being. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge Council to push for five per cent liquor tax at upcoming SUMA convention

By Derek Cornet
January 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

La Ronge Council will be calling for the provincial government to implement a five per cent tax on the sale of alcohol next month at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association’s (SUMA) annual conference.

According to the resolution put forward by the town, the five per cent tax would then.....

The Cook kids: (back) Jacob, Howard and John; (front) Leona, Raymond, Jerry and Joseph.
The Cook kids: (back) Jacob, Howard and John; (front) Leona, Raymond, Jerry and Joseph. submitted photo/Leona Cook

'60s Scoop survivors reflect on provincial apology

By Glenn Hicks
January 11, 2019 - 4:57pm Updated: January 12, 2019 - 5:06pm

Two survivors of the '60s Scoop with a strong connection to Prince Albert, shared their thoughts on the formal apology by the government this week.

Premier Scott Moe issued the apology Monday regarding the government’s role in the forced removal of Indigenous children from their homes over a plus-two.....

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