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Six new doctors coming to the Sun Country Health Region

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.

Premier's dinner speech highlights economic growth and Sask Party renewal

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.

FSIN chief addresses Conference Board of Canada SK forum

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.

Sask. leads pack in equity crowdfunding activity

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.

Councillors recommend CSOs stay until end of 2015

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.

Saskatoon hosts regional qualifiers for bike polo

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.

Saskatoon program will help ease women into construction industry

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.

Local group donates $100,000 to extend Meewasin Trail

The campaign to extend the Meewasin Trail got a financial bump Thursday after the Saskatoon Road Runners donated $100,000 to the project.
 
The money will help build a trail from Saskatoon to Wanuskewin in the northwest and to Chief Whitecap Park in the southeast.
 
The Meewasin Matters Trail Campaign needs to raise $8 million to complete the project.

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Sask. business celebrates new name

As Saskatchewan continues to grow and evolve, so do some of its staple companies.

On Wednesday morning, an evolution was marked with a celebration in Regina as Dundee Developments and Homes by Dundee changes its name, now operating as Dream Development and Homes by Dream.

"We became a fairly large company and Dundee claimed its name back," explained Ned Kosteniuk, vice president of land in Regina for Dream. "It's essential to us to have an independent identity."

Sask. should capitalize on export opportunities

Canada’s breadbasket is one of the first places a hungry world will turn to.

The growing middle class in emerging markets will command more food exports from the agri-food sector in Saskatchewan, according to Peter Hall, vice-president and chief economist with Export Development Canada (EDC).

“When they cross that middle income threshold there, they do two things. They consume more and they consume higher quality. The place they start is food,” Hall said on John Gormley Live.

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