Provincial Politics

With Bill 40 now law, the Saskatchewan government can sell up to 49 per cent of any Crown.
With Bill 40 now law, the Saskatchewan government can sell up to 49 per cent of any Crown. file photo/CJME News Staff

Government eyes future partnership opportunities for SaskTel

By Sarah Mills
April 28, 2017 - 4:40pm

The government is entertaining future partnership opportunities for SaskTel as a result of the passing of Bill 40.

Bill 40 allows for up to 49 per cent of the province's Crown corporations to be sold without requiring a vote of support from the people of the province.

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is changing its original 2017 forecast for oil drilling in Saskatchewan to 2,670 oil wells, which is up from 1,940.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is changing its original 2017 forecast for oil drilling in Saskatchewan to 2,670 oil wells, which is up from 1,940. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Oil drilling expected to increase in Sask.

By CJME News Staff
April 28, 2017 - 1:05pm

More oil wells are expected to be drilled in Saskatchewan in 2017 than originally forecast.

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is forecasting a major increase of oil and gas activity in the province.

Premier Brad Wall told a crowd of supporters the province would "beat" a federal carbon tax in court during a speech in Saskatoon on April 27.
Premier Brad Wall told a crowd of supporters the province would "beat" a federal carbon tax in court during a speech in Saskatoon on April 27. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

'Going to beat that case:' Wall promises carbon tax court battle

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
April 28, 2017 - 7:08am

Premier Brad Wall made his clearest indication yet he'll challenge a federal carbon tax in court during a speech Thursday night.

Speaking at the premier's dinner in Saskatoon, a fundraiser for the Saskatchewan Party, Wall rallied supporters around a carbon tax battle.

Protesters blocked vehicles from getting into the Prairieland Park parking lot for a Saskatchewan Party fundraising dinner on April 27.
Protesters blocked vehicles from getting into the Prairieland Park parking lot for a Saskatchewan Party fundraising dinner on April 27. Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff

Hundreds protest budget cuts outside premier's dinner

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CKOM News Staff
April 28, 2017 - 6:59am

Hundreds of people gathered at the entrance of Prairieland Park Thursday evening to protest Premier Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party's budget.

Light of Christ Catholic School Division director of education Cory Rideout, left, joins chair of the board of trustees Glen Gantefoer, at the division meeting Tuesday night. Rideout is optimistic a court ruling that non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan should not be funded by the province will be successfully challenged.
Light of Christ Catholic School Division director of education Cory Rideout, left, joins chair of the board of trustees Glen Gantefoer, at the division meeting Tuesday night. Rideout is optimistic a court ruling that non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan should not be funded by the province will be successfully challenged. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local Catholic school division hopeful ruling will be overturned

By Angela Brown
April 26, 2017 - 11:48am

The Light of Christ Catholic School Division is hopeful the province is successful in contesting a recent Yorkton court ruling that would prevent the province of Saskatchewan from funding non-Catholic pupils who are attending Catholic schools.  

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