Saskatchewan

Dr. Ata Stationwala (centre) and NDP health critic Danielle Chartier (right) speak to media on June 15, 2017, asking the government to reverse funding cuts to podiatry services.
Dr. Ata Stationwala (centre) and NDP health critic Danielle Chartier (right) speak to media on June 15, 2017, asking the government to reverse funding cuts to podiatry services. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Podiatry funding cuts could lead to amputations: NDP

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
June 16, 2017 - 10:42am

Saskatchewan's NDP and podiatrists have called on the government to reverse another one of its decisions to cut funding.

The government is cutting $1.2 million in funding to podiatry services across the province.

A foundation for Lyme disease sufferers is warning of an increasing rate of Canadians getting infected as the species of tick that causes the condition becomes more common.
A foundation for Lyme disease sufferers is warning of an increasing rate of Canadians getting infected as the species of tick that causes the condition becomes more common. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. man details wife's struggle with Lyme disease

By CKOM News Staff
June 15, 2017 - 3:34pm

A Saskatchewan woman is headed to Europe seeking treatment for Lyme disease.
 
Logan Zimmerman said his wife Camille started getting sick about a year-and-a-half ago.
 

Saskatchewan’s population is growing at a rate of 1.4 per cent, according the province on June 15, 2017.
Saskatchewan’s population is growing at a rate of 1.4 per cent, according the province on June 15, 2017. file photo/CJME News Staff

Sask. population now 1.16M as growth slows

By CJME News Staff
June 15, 2017 - 12:44pm

Saskatchewan continued to grow, but at a slower pace than last year.

According to the province, Saskatchewan has grown by 3,026 in the first quarter of 2017 – or at a rate of 1.4 per cent. 

That brings the total population to 1,161,365 people.

Defence counsel Aaron Fox speaks to media outside of court on June 14, 2017.
Defence counsel Aaron Fox speaks to media outside of court on June 14, 2017. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

'Everyone wants to know why': La Loche shooter

By Kathy Gallant
June 14, 2017 - 8:34pm

"Everyone wants to know why.”

This was the response the teenager gave to his case worker Chris Hales at Kilburn Hall in Saskatoon when asked the question of why he did what he did. The teen fatally shot four people and wounded seven others in La Loche on January 22, 2016, 

Members of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association are trying to fundraise $250,000 to cover legal fees for appeals in the Theodore court case.
Members of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association are trying to fundraise $250,000 to cover legal fees for appeals in the Theodore court case. file photo/CJME News Staff

Sask. Catholic schools to fundraise $250K for legal battles

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
June 14, 2017 - 5:56pm

Saskatchewan's Catholic school boards are banding together to raise money for their legal battle to preserve government funding for non-Catholic students in their school system.

Trent Wotherspoon has resigned his position as interim NDP leader on June 13, 2017 to consider running for the position permanently in next year's leadership convention.
Trent Wotherspoon has resigned his position as interim NDP leader on June 13, 2017 to consider running for the position permanently in next year's leadership convention. Kevin Martel/CJME News Staff

Wotherspoon resigns as NDP leader to consider permanent run

By CJME News Staff
June 13, 2017 - 3:10pm

Saskatchewan's NDP has to look for a new interim leader.

Trent Wotherspoon has resigned from the role to consider running for the job permanently, although he insisted he has made no firm decision.

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