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.

Cuts to podiatry services put Sask. patients at risk of hospitalization, amputation: Opposition

Saskatchewan's Opposition health critic says cuts to podiatry services in Saskatchewan are shortsighted and likely to end up costing the public more in the long run.
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CBC's Political Panel talks MLA pay cuts and bonuses

The Opposition NDP is questioning why Premier Brad Wall has given the OK to $3,000 bonuses to MLAs who service as Legislative Secretaries after MLAs agreed to take a 3.5 per cent pay cut.

Government invests in Saskatchewan's 'hidden tech industry'

It was a tough budget year for many people in Saskatchewan. But one growing sector saw a injection of cash.
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Protester crashes Brad Wall speech in Regina, yells 'Stop the cuts!'

Thursday night's protest began in low-key fashion outside the venue where Brad Wall was speaking at a party fundraiser — until a protester crashed the party, and loudly.

STC was a 'lifeline' for escaping domestic violence, says organization

Jo-Anne Dusel, executive director of the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan, says rural areas have higher rates of domestic violence and services for the abused are largely located in distant cities. That means a service like the STC was essential, she says.

U of S says provincial cut means closure of International Centre for Northern Governance and Development

The University of Saskatchewan says it has to close a research centre because funding was cut in the provincial budget.

Sask. premier wraps up toughest session yet

The spring sitting of the current legislative session wraps up in Saskatchewan today.

U of R raises tuition, freezes salaries to 'minimize the effect of government funding cuts'

Tuition is going up, salaries will freeze and vacancies will not be filled -- the University of Regina released its 2017-2018 operating budget.

Transit union leads rally for reversal of Sask. government's STC cut

People gathered on the steps of Saskatchewan's legislature Thursday to protest the government's impending closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company.

No longer allowing community service in lieu of paying traffic tickets could hurt Sask. non-profits

New rules about who can and who can't pay off fines by working community service hours could do serious damage to local non-profits, according the heads Saskatoon Food Bank and the Friendship Inn.

Regina maintains $70M roadwork budget as construction season starts

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said road work is an important priority, so the city didn't pull any funds from its planned construction projects when faced with budget cuts.

5 days of action: Student group rallying this week against Sask. budget cuts

Monday marks the first of five days of rallies against the Saskatchewan government's 2017 budget.

National spiritual care convention calls for moratorium on Sask. budget cuts

Provincial budget cuts that axed funding for spiritual care in Saskatchewan health facilities loomed large at a national conference held in Saskatoon on Friday.

Police collecting video, investigating complaints about Premier's Dinner protest

Organizers of the protest say aside from a few isolated incidents, it was a peaceful demonstration of people's frustrations with the cuts in the provincial budget.

Your property taxes are going up, Regina: Here's how and why

The average homeowner in Regina will pay $3,100 in property tax in 2017. That's $90 more than 2016.

Saskatoon city council votes to hike parking fines and taxes; freeze wages

Saskatoon city council voted to increase parking fines by $10, property taxes by 0.93% and to freeze city wages at Monday's meeting.

Prince Albert police reduce operating budget by $200K

The Prince Albert Police Service is reducing its budget by $200,000 as the city wrestles with ways to alleviate its $2 million funding shortfall.

East Regina is getting a bigger Costco; west Regina's getting a new neighbourhood

Regina city council is meeting to discuss a new neighbourhood and new plot of land for the city's Costco.

'We made a mistake': Sask. government turns back page on library cuts

The provincial government is turning back the page on its budget-day cuts to Saskatchewan's libraries.

Saskatchewan towns losing $33M to province: SUMA

SUMA is not backing down when it comes to their objection of the province’s changes to Bill 64 which will get rid of grants-in-lieu for 109 Saskatchewan hometowns.

Saskatchewan move to cut funeral service for poor is dehumanizing: advocate

Tyler Gray, who works at Carmichael Outreach, said when Robert died, his family, friends from the street and Carmichael staff got a chance to speak at his funeral, to say goodbye and to be heard about how the loss affected them.

Sask. government reviewing $4.8M in cuts to libraries

Premier Brad Wall has tasked Education Minister Don Morgan with reviewing $4.8 million in cuts made to libraries across the province. By next week he will report his findings.

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