Topic: saskatchewan budget 2017

City of Regina collecting on $7 million in unpaid parking fines

Letters have been sent to numerous Regina residents notifying them of years-old parking fines. The City of Regina is looking to collect on the old tickets.

Sask. changes stance on sleep-apnea machines

Starting October 1, the province will allow patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea to receive a machine on loan at a cost of $275 for the life of the machine.

Beaver Creek scales back hours after cut to Meewasin Valley Authority funding

As of Oct. 1, Beaver Creek, located just outside of Saskatoon, will be closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Saskatoon city manager says reserves can't be used to fund deficit

Saskatoon city manager Murray Totland says the municipality's reserve funds shouldn't be seen as a rainy day fund to backstop provincial transfer cuts.

Sask. school boards ask parents to speak out about minister getting more control

The head of the province's school boards association is asking parents to start speaking out if they are worried about local trustees losing their autonomy over decisions affecting classrooms.

Meewasin Valley Authority closing river access sites, reducing staff after budget cuts

Saskatoon's Meewasin Valley Authority has made a number of cuts to deal with a $443,000 funding shortfall.

Finance minister says school boards may need to lay workers off

Saskatchewan school boards are being told to cut wages or benefits for employees by 3.5 per cent and freeze those rates for three more years.

Provincial cuts, downloading costs Saskatoon $59M, city says

From nearly-free land for new schools and interchanges, to cuts to provincial grants, the City of Saskatoon says provincial cuts and downloading will cost its residents $59 million this year.

City of Regina mulls 6.49% tax hike after provincial budget cuts

The City of Regina is recommending raising taxes by an additional 2.5 percentage points and cutting $572,000 from the Regina Police Service's budget.

Educator calls for compromise in Regina Public Schools impasse

A educator says he's not surprised that the Saskatchewan government and the Regina Public Schools division are at odds over planned cuts.

Regina Public Schools might cut communication program for youngsters

A program that has helped young children who have difficulty communicating get ready for kindergarten may lose its place in the Regina Public School division.

'A punch to the gut': Special needs programs cut at Regina Public Schools

Three preschool programs for children with special needs will be cut from Regina Public Schools in the wake of the provincial budget.

Sask. education minister to have more control over school spending

Saskatchewan's education minister has introduced legislation to give his office more power over spending in the province's school divisions.

City of Saskatoon still mulling over how to tackle $9M funding shortfall

In the public portion of Saskatoon's Tuesday city council meeting, a $9-million funding shortfall was confirmed.

Buses, kindergarten face changes as Regina Public Schools deals with budget shortfall

Thousands of students within Regina Public Schools will be affected by cost-cutting measures which RPS says will save about $3.14 million.