Provincial Politics

Jane Ziekle de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch.
Jane Ziekle de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cut reversal relief to local non-profit

By Angela Brown
August 18, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 5:44pm

The province's reversal of a 10 per cent overall funding cuts to health-based community organizations, referred to as community-based organizations (CBOs), in Saskatchewan is causing branch staff at the local Canadian Mental Health Association to breathe a sigh of relief.

Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997.
Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997. Twitter/Saskatchewan Party

NDP questions Sask. Party MLAs private trip to China

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 3:16pm

One day after he announced his retirement from politics, Bill Boyd’s name is being connected with what the NDP said is a questionable trip to China.

Boyd was there earlier in the year as a private businessman seeking investors for his agriculture firm.

Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the legislative building on Aug. 10, 2017.
Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the legislative building on Aug. 10, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

‘No moral equivalency:’ Wall reacts to deadly protest

By CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 1:32pm

Premier Brad Wall has waded into the turmoil in the United States via social media.

On Wednesday morning he tweeted, “If one side includes Nazis and the other side does not…there is no moral equivalency.”

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

Trent Wotherspoon enters race for Sask. NDP leadership

By CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 10:50am

The leadership race for the Saskatchewan New Democrat Party now has its second candidate.

Trent Wotherspoon announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will be entering the race to become the party’s next leader.

Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the Saskatchewan legislature on Aug. 10.
Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the Saskatchewan legislature on Aug. 10. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Familiar names considering race to replace Premier

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 8:34am

While Tina Beaudry-Mellor is the first official candidate so far in the race to replace Brad Wall, there are likely many who will join her.

On Tuesday, two more stepped forward to confirm they’re giving the position a serious consideration.

Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997.
Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997. Twitter/Saskatchewan Party

Founding member of Sask. Party, MLA Bill Boyd, retires

By CKOM News Staff
August 15, 2017 - 4:12pm

A longtime MLA and founding member of the Saskatchewan Party is retiring from politics.

Bill Boyd, the representative for Kindersley, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Sask. Party responded to the news on its official Facebook page shortly after.

Regina University MLA Tina Beaudry-Mellor announced she will run for Sask. Party leadership on Aug. 15, 2017.
Regina University MLA Tina Beaudry-Mellor announced she will run for Sask. Party leadership on Aug. 15, 2017. Facebook/Tina Beaudry-Mellor

Beaudry-Mellor first entry in race to replace Brad Wall

By CJME News Staff
August 15, 2017 - 1:30pm

The leadership race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan has its first participant.

Tina Beaudry-Mellor, currently minister of social services, has announced her intention to run for the Sask. Party leadership post.

Dana Karlson owner of Turtleford and Cut Knife Pharmacies is concerned a decision by the Prairie North Health Region to award tenders for daily drug prescriptions to nursing homes in the area to outside providers will affect the communities.
Dana Karlson owner of Turtleford and Cut Knife Pharmacies is concerned a decision by the Prairie North Health Region to award tenders for daily drug prescriptions to nursing homes in the area to outside providers will affect the communities. Facebook

Pharmacy owner concerned with awarding of tenders

By Roger White
August 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

The owner of the Cut Knife and Turtleford Pharmacy is hoping to rally the community together in wake of the Prairie North Health Region’s recent decision to award tenders for the contract of packaging and distribution of daily prescription drugs to a provider from outside the communities.

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