Provincial Politics

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Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said he hopes the province's incentive plans help create jobs and reduce the rising unemployment rate.
Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said he hopes the province's incentive plans help create jobs and reduce the rising unemployment rate. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local MLA says provincial incentives will help reduce unemployment rate

By Angela Brown
May 17, 2018 - 8:00am

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate rose slightly in April, but a local MLA says he hopes provincial initiatives can help bring the rate back down.

Women, children and more will be affected if services provided by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre are drastically altered due to lack of funding from the provincial government.
Women, children and more will be affected if services provided by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre are drastically altered due to lack of funding from the provincial government. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cuts to sexual assault centre could lead to change in service

By Roger White
May 16, 2018 - 2:03pm Updated: May 17, 2018 - 4:34am

While Sexual Assault Awareness Week in Saskatchewan is designed to bring attention to the plight of those in our community who have been victims of sexual or physical abuse, Amber Stewart of the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre (BASAC) believes the time is also ripe to make the communit

Living Sky School Division had to deal with a $653,000 funding reduction in its 2018-19 budget.
Living Sky School Division had to deal with a $653,000 funding reduction in its 2018-19 budget. file photo/CJME News Staff

Living Sky passes budget despite funding challenges

By Angela Brown
May 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Living Sky School Division passed its budget for the 2018-19 school year but had to contend with a $653,000 funding reduction.

The funding decrease was mainly due to a decrease in student enrolment numbers projections for the next school year.

Inspection teams like this one can detect invasive species but the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling on all boaters to help keep zebra mussels out of the province by cleaning and drying their vessels and equipment before hitting the road.
Inspection teams like this one can detect invasive species but the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling on all boaters to help keep zebra mussels out of the province by cleaning and drying their vessels and equipment before hitting the road. The Canadian Press

The fight to keep zebra mussels out of Saskatchewan

By Glenn Hicks
May 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fishing season is upon us but there’s one thing you don't want to be bringing home after a successful expedition: Zebra mussels.

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