Saskatchewan loves to volunteer and apparently our companies love to let us.
A new study by Statistics Canada finds that 60 per cent of employers in the province support their employees volunteering in some way or another.
That's good enough for second in the country, tied with Nunavut. The only province better was Ontario at 62 per cent.
Analyst expectations aren't resonating with those at BHP Billiton, the world's biggest miner.
The company chair on Wednesday said they are re-thinking expansion plans and BHP will not spend $80 billion over five years as outlined in 2011. As a result, some analysts now believe the $5 billion Jansen mine in Saskatchewan may be put on hold.
But BHP Vice President of External Affairs Chris Ryder said they don't really respond to speculation. He added it's business as usual and there's no need to worry.
A refinery in Moose Jaw has been fined for failure to ensure the safety of one of its workers.
Moose Jaw Refinery ULC which operates as the Moose Jaw Refinery Partnership was fined nearly $11,900
The worker was hurt while clearing a plugged pipe connected to a tank filled with hot asphalt almost three years ago.
Gibson Energy Ltd. was also charged in connection with the same incident but all charges were stayed against that company
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Cameco is still feeling aftershocks from the earthquake in Japan last year.
Cameco President and CEO Tim Gitzel began the annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday with a Chinese proverb.
“Shall you live in interesting times,” he said.
Gitzel said that Cameco is certainly in those times.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is sending the message to unemployed Canadians that there is no such thing as a bad job.
While many in the country are without work, thousands of employers in Saskatchewan can't find enough workers.
Flaherty's comments suggested that people who are unemployed and getting Employment Insurance benefits for a long period of time need to rethink the type of work they consider too demeaning and be willing to relocate.
A local Regina restaurant believes the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority may not have enough people to do its job.
Flip Eatery was fined in December for serving customers beer without a meal. This type of service is a violation of any restaurant's liquor license unless they have a separate lounge area. It's a seldom-laid charge that's drumming up a new round of complaints about the province's liquor regulations which are frequently referred to as "antiquated" and "outdated."
The federal government is hinting at changes to Employment Insurance and they could have a spin-off for Saskatchewan businesses.
On Monday, Finance Minster Jim Flaherty is introducing changes to redefine "suitable employment" and "reasonable" job hunting efforts for unemployed people across the country.
Marilyn Braun Pollon is the prairie representative for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. She agrees with part of the message, saying that one place to find jobs is Saskatchewan.
It’s a complex world for Saskatchewan’s business community when taking into consideration the vast policy resolutions being implemented by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
Steve McLellan, CEO of the SCC said all of the resolutions voted on at a recent board meeting in Saskatoon carried significant importance.
One policy voted in aims to bring Labour Market Opinion (LMO) processing back to Saskatchewan.
The LMO is a government document that immigrant skilled workers need in order to obtain a working visa.
A film appreciation night called "Made in Saskatchewan" brought big crowds out to Saskatoon's Broadway Theatre Sunday evening.
It was organized by supporters and members of the province's film industry, partly to send a message that the people of Saskatchewan want to keep it alive.
Supporters of the Saskatchewan film industry tax credit will get into cars,
trucks and buses to hit the road Monday morning.
They're beginning at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon with a pancake breakfast and riding all the way to the Regina Legislature to rally against the SaskParty's budget decision to cut the credit.
Saskatoon-born Kim Coates, of Sons of Anarchy fame, rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as Tigg on the hit show. On Monday he'll be taking to one for real, provided by Red Line.