Prairie farmers mourning the impending dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board’s
monopoly over wheat and barley sales are making a last-minute public outcry,
ahead of the Aug. 1 changeover.
Under the new law, which was passed in December, the decades-old wheat board will still exist, however, it will no longer be the only buyer for many grain famers.
This is an “attack” on the democratic process, said Terry Boehm, president of the National Farmers Union, on Wednesday during a press conference.
Residents in the Rural Municipality of Corman Park whose property weathered
significant water damage as a result of heavy rainfall in the last few months,
will be eligible to receive funding from the Provincial Disaster Assistance
“This is a program of last resort,” heard residents Wednesday evening at the RM’s municipality office in Saskatoon.
Residents can claim up to $240,000 for personal property, and $500,000 for small businesses.
Even before the Rob Bagg injury, the Riders were struggling to find someone to fill the number three receiver spot.
So far this season, Weston Dressler and Chris Getzlaf are easily the top to receivers for the Riders, with both of them wracking up over 300 yards to date. However, after that there's a huge drop off to Justin Harper, who has only 95 yards on the season.
If you've ever wondered what you need to be a lifeguard in Saskatchewan now the answer will be different depending where you are.
The Saskatchewan Government is opening up regulations to let individual pool operators decide for themselve what kind of training and qualifications their lifeguards need.
Tim Macaulay is the Director of Environmental Health with the Ministry of Health. He insists that the change improves the system because it requires every pool to submit their own safety plan for review by health regions.
It's a cruel twist of fate for Roughriders receiver Rob Bagg.
Two weeks ago against B.C. he injured his left leg, but did return from the game, but didn't play last week against Calgary. He was placed on the nine game injured list after the game against the Lions, but now his season has come to an end.
"I've decided when the time is right, I'll have the surgery," said Bagg.
With several moose sightings in and around Saskatchewan cities this summer, it looks like the population may be skyrocketing.
Last week Constable Derek Pineo lost his life when his police cruiser hit a moose near Wilkie.
Some have raised the question of whether or not a cull could help control the moose population?
Executive Director of Saskatchewan's Wildlife Federation, Darryl Crabbe doesn't it's time to take that step.
The official opening ceremony is Friday in London, but the Olympic Summer Games begins Wednesday for some Canadian athletes.
The women's soccer team takes on Japan Wednesday in the first of the round robin games. Saskatchewan's Kaylyn Kyle and Kelly Parker are on the team.
For 14 years, Regina has held the number one spot for crime per capita in Canada and Saskatoon is close behind taking the second spot.
The numbers don't tell the story behind the crimes and most importantly, the victim and the impact it had on their lives.
"Our lives are absolutely broken," Sharlene Lange describes her family's life since the 2003 beating of her son in Saskatoon.
A tornado was spotted east of White City in the Balgonie/McLean area at about 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
"We seen a funnel cloud come down," said Adam, a caller to the CJME newsroom. He was near the Pioneer Grain terminal between Balgonie and McLean.
"It looked to be it touched down two or three times and then it sucked back up."
Others said they saw it near the overpass at Balgonie.
Greg Johnson, known as the Tornado Hunter, said he witnessed a tornado as well in the area east of Regina, but didn't have specific location.
The family of a young girl in Melfort got a frightening reminder that you never really know who you are talking to in online chat rooms.
A mother recently called Melfort RCMP after a stranger tried to convince her daughter to meet. The man was posing as a woman online and promising to make the girl a model.
The girl had assumed that she had been talking to a female because of the picture on the profile, but eventually the teen realized it was actually a man.