Provincial Politics

Mayor Ames Leslie, left, back, during council on Monday. Council discussed delays caused by a new information system.
Mayor Ames Leslie, left, back, during council on Monday. Council discussed delays caused by a new information system. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford expecting delays for tax notices

By Angela Brown
June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Town of Battleford property owners can expect delays in receiving their tax notices, due to some hiccups with a new computer information system for reporting that the town recently installed.

Tax notices were expected to be sent to ratepayers in May, but will now be going out mid-July.

Nicole Sarauer (right) marches with Trent Wotherspoon (left) in the Queen City Pride parade on June 17, 2017. She was elected new interim Sask. NDP leader on June 20.
Nicole Sarauer (right) marches with Trent Wotherspoon (left) in the Queen City Pride parade on June 17, 2017. She was elected new interim Sask. NDP leader on June 20. Nicole Sarauer/Twitter

Nicole Sarauer named new interim Sask. NDP leader

By CJME News Staff
June 21, 2017 - 9:17am

The province's New Democrats have elected a new interim leader.

Nicole Sarauer will take over as temporary head of the Saskatchewan NDP.

Sarauer is the MLA for Regina-Douglas Park.

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.

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.

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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