Saskatchewan is growing
Exactly 25 years ago tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square, Beijing, where the Chinese People's Liberation Army, under martial law, sought to put an end to the six-week protest for democracy held by students and civilians.
Yatong Chen was only six when it happened, living a seven-hour train ride from Beijing. She said details of what occurred June 4, 1989 weren't taught to her in school and her parents didn't speak of it.
Saskatchewan is well-represented in the Stanley Cup finals.
Michael Dorsett, older brother of Derek Dorsett of the New York Rangers, said his entire family is extremely proud to see Derek play in the finals against the Los Angeles Kings. It’s also very exciting for the small town of Kindersley, where Derek grew up.
Kelsi Paul races across the court in her wheelchair after a tennis ball that's gotten away. During a warm summer night at the Nutana Kiwanis courts, she said she wouldn't want to be doing anything else.
"Just being active it keeps me healthy, it keeps my sane. I love the interaction with people and it's just a huge part of my life and I'm a very competitive person so," she said laughing. "I have pretty much tried anything. My main sport right now is cross country skiing but I've done everything from bowling to swimming to basketball and wheelchair racing."
The Sun Country Health Region is ending a doctor shortage as six doctors move into the area.
Doctors will be heading to Arcola, Kipling, Redvers, Radville and Weyburn. Health region president CEO Marga Cugnet says Kipling was most in need.
"We had only one permanent physician there so they're very excited to get a second," said Cugent. But places like Redvers only had one doctor for the entire area.
Saskatchewan's economic growth was once again the focus of Premier Brad Wall’s speech at the annual premier’s dinner in Regina on Thursday night.
More than 2,000 packed the Credit Union Eventplex and gave a standing ovation following Wall’s speech.He spoke about the successful growth in employment over the last few years while noting that those jobs are not all where you might expect in the province's resource-based economy.
The Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations wants to see more Saskatchewan businesses partnering with First Nations and employing First Nation and Metis people.
Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke at the Conference Board of Canada's Saskatchewan Forum on Wednesday afternoon. He urged industry leaders to develop a strategy to recruit and keep more First Nation and Métis people in the workforce.
A Philadelphia CEO is so excited with Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurial spirit that he’s moving to Saskatoon to foster the province’s crowdfunding activity.
Les Schaevitz, CEO of Holistic Funding Systems Corporation, said Saskatchewan is blazing the trail in equity crowdfunding thanks to a new exemption announced in December 2013.
Pending city council approval, Saskatoon’s community support program will continue to the end of 2015.
Originally set to finish at the end of July this year, the community support program (CSP) has been pushing the city to extend its pilot project term to the end of 2017. However, councillors felt that length was too long for a pilot project and have asked for some minor policy tweaks and more information on the success and shortfalls of the program.
With cracking mallets, flying balls, and bike tires spinning, Saskatoon's bike polo teams are fighting for the top spots in the regional qualifiers.
The bridge city is hosting the tournament at Gurgulis Park tennis courts over the weekend with nine teams competing to move forward to the North American competition.
More Saskatoon women could soon be working in the construction industry thanks to funding from the federal government.
Status of Women Canada is providing just over $246,000 to the YWCA Trade Journey Saskatoon pilot project, set to begin in 2015.
Dr. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Status of Women, made the announcement at the YWCA in Saskatoon on Friday.