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Council discusses future paving of Wright Road

[ • By Kevin Weedmark]
Councillor Jason Miller brought a proposal to Moosomin town council Wednesday to pave Wright Road. The majority of Wright Road, a main east-west road and access to the Sout. . .READ MORE

Alanna Koch releases Sask Party leadership platform

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Today, Saskatchewan Party Leadership Candidate Alanna Koch unveiled her policy platform, Building on the Legacy: A Vision for 2030. “The introduction of the Growth Plan in. . .READ MORE

Wind warning issued for Tuesday night, Wednesday

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A wind warning has been issued for nearly all of southern and central Saskatchewan and much of Manitoba ahead of a system looking to move into the province Tuesday night. . . .READ MORE

Accuweather says drier winter for eastern Prairies

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AccuWeather is predicting a drier, colder winter for the eastern Prairies. The weather pattern setting up over Canada this winter will be influenced by the development of L. . .READ MORE

14-year-old dies at Kemnay after falling into well

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A 14-year-old girl from Souris died on Sunday after falling into a residential well, which the fire chief described as a freak accident. The teenager was walking in a farmyard, west of Kemnay, when she stepped on the lid over the freshwater well, knocking it off and falling 20 feet into the water, Blue Hills RCMP said, adding she had "supervisio. . .

Small businesses have big economic impact

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Saskatchewan’s small businesses contributed almost a third of the province’s gross domestic product in 2016 at 31 per cent. This information was contained in the 2017 Saskatchewan Small Business Profile, released during Small Business Week taking place from October 15-21, 2017. Small businesses are those with fewer than 50 employees, and accoun. . .

Sask WCB proposes drop in rates

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The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has proposed a drop in its 2018 average premium rate from $1.24 in 2017 to $1.19 in 2018 per hundred dollars of payroll, representing a decrease of four per cent. The announcement was made today in Regina at the WCB’s annual rate setting consultation with Saskatchewan employers, workers and othe. . .

Biggest potash mine in the world: PotashCorp celebrates Rocanville expansion

[ • BY Kara Kinna]

PotashCorp celebrated the successful completion of its Rocanville mine expansion with an event at the Scissors Creek mine site near Rocanville Thursday. The company’s largest potash expansion—which took nine years from announcement to completion—has more than doubled the mine’s capacity, from 3.0 million tonnes annually to 6.5 million tonnes. . . .

Liberal government to reduce small business tax rate

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Ottawa will announce plans today to cut the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to nine per cent today. The Harper government had planned to drop the business rate to nine per cent over four years, and the Liberals promised to continue the four year reduction plan before the 2015 election, but froze the rate at 10.5 per cent after being . . .

16 year old shot in hunting accident

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A 16-year-old is in Winnipeg hospital after a Friday the Thirteenth hunting accident. Just before 7:30 pm, Friday, Dauphin RCMP received report of a hunting incident on Highway 271, near Pulp River, Manitoba. It was reported that a male youth had been shot and injured. When police arrived on scene, the 16-year-old male victim was being t. . .

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital 70 per cent complete

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Premier Brad Wall was onsite today as construction of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital reached 70 per cent completion. The building is now at its final shape with all levels of the hospital, including the helipad, structurally complete. The project remains on time and on budget. “In 2009, our government promised to build a hospital where S. . .

Strong response to end of Energy East

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

TransCanada Corp. is pulling the plug on its Energy East pipeline project, and the reaction has been swift and strong from Saskatchewan. The company had asked the National Energy Board to suspend its review of the project for one month after the federal government changed the rules, asking the company to account for all upstream and downstream c. . .

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