Local Manitoba & Saskatchewan Discussions.
Feb 29th, 2008
Thinking of moving to Saskatchewan
Been thinking of moving somewhere outside of Ontario because i'm starting to feel that I've outgrown this province. Having spent a lot of time in Saskabush i figure why not consider the southern part. The province has a strong economy and is central to...
Oct 3rd, 2018 by Mowich
Urban Camping Wascana Park Style
Petros, this is the closest I could find to a Thread on this topic. I'm sure Justin P. will find a fantastic photo op on Canada Day in Regina. Curious to see what costume wardrobe comes up with for this goat rodeo. ...
(by Ron in Regina)
May 17th, 2018 by petros
Saskatchewan would support Alberta's decision to turn off oil taps
It's nice to see support for the pipeline. All the anti-pipeline folks must be beside themselves with anger. --- Saskatchewan would support Alberta's decision to turn off oil taps Premier Moe says Saskatchewan won't help source oil for Canada if...
Probe into alleged harassment by NDP MP complete
Probe into alleged harassment by NDP MP complete Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: May 1, 2018 Updated: May 1, 2018 11:20 PM EDT NDP candidate Erin Weir speaks after his election win in the Regina-Lewvan riding in Regina, Sask.,...
'YOU'RE GOING TO BE OK': Manitoba politician reveals she was raped
'YOU'RE GOING TO BE OK': Manitoba politician reveals she was raped Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: April 4, 2018 Updated: April 4, 2018 8:54 AM EDT Manitoba Environment Minister Rochelle Squires responds to a question during a...
Dec 20th, 2017 by Hoid
Keeyask dam cost could reach $10.5 billion
An independent review of Manitoba Hydro's capital expenditure program warns the Keeyask hydroelectric dam could cost the province billions more to complete than expected. It also blames the Crown corporation's lack of construction management experience...
Dec 17th, 2017 by Walter
Employees purchase a local Sask closing paper
A group of employees at a Saskatchewan daily newspaper has reached a deal to purchase the outlet and run it as an independent publication, just over a week after a sister daily in the province closed. Star News Publishing says it has sold the Prince...
Oct 29th, 2017 by Murphy
Sask's Hydro Rates Climbing Fast
Saskatchewan increase hydro rates 13% in a year, 27% increase in last 5 years with another 25% in next few years coming Following two increases in the past 13 months, SaskPower is requesting another rate hike. This one would be a 5.1-per-cent...
Oct 13th, 2017 by MHz
Saskatchewan's HIV rate highest in Canada, up 800%
A year after Saskatchewan doctors called on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency over HIV and AIDS, the incidence of both are nearing an all-time high. Dr. Kris Stewart, a physician in Saskatoon who is part of the...
Aug 15th, 2017 by tay
Marking 50 years since the Shell Lake murders
I have sent a reply to CBC to report an Error in their Headline but then again maybe they did it on purpose to generate traffic............ It's been 50 years since Kathy Hill's mother, father and seven siblings were killed in their Saskatchewan...
Aug 3rd, 2017 by petros
Thieves in Saskatoon steal 34 children's sport wheelchairs
I was going to post this in the 'woodchipper' thread but most likely the thieves did not know what was in the trailer. Hopefully they ditch and let someone know where it is...... Nearly three dozen children's basketball wheelchairs vanished from a...
Aug 2nd, 2017 by B00Mer
Tower Road secrecy disrespectful to taxpayers
Premier Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party government heads toward an election in April, it has clearly recognized the need to mind its P's and Q's. So one can only wonder why it's not better at minding its P3s. Its justifications for its public-private...
Hannah Leflar's teenage killer sentenced as an adult
Skylar Prockner, 19, was sentenced to life imprisonment with no eligibility for parole for 10 years. Justice Jennifer Pritchard announced the outcome of his trial on Wednesday afternoon in Regina's Court of Queen's Bench. It's the first time Prockner,...
Jul 3rd, 2017 by tay
Brad Wall defends silence on Boundary Dam Issues
Mike McKinnon reported here (link is external) on the glaring gap between what Brad Wall knew about the failings of the Boundary Dam carbon capture and storage project, and the propaganda he spread publicly starting last year. Wall defends silence...
Jun 22nd, 2017 by tay
Sask Gets Credit Downgrade
I blame Notley for this....but l'll wait for official investigation by The Rebel..... What conservatives would say about Saskatchewan's credit downgrade if Brad Wall wasn't conservative *Crickets* That's the sound coming from conservatives and...
May 20th, 2017 by Musky
Sask may no longer legally fund non-Catholic students
in Catholic schools The ruling Thursday by a Saskatchewan judge that the provinces government may no longer legally fund non-Catholic students in Catholic schools is the legal equivalent of the Mother Of All Bombs! In an era of declining...
Apr 29th, 2017 by tay
Brad Wall's obsession with privatizing SaskTel
a selloff would be disastrous for Saskatchewan's residents as citizens, consumers and workers alike. While the suggestion of privatizing Sasktel has been floated by the government for the past year, the idea took on new life yesterday with the...
Saskatchewan loses more than 5,000 jobs in March
Saskatchewan home of Premier Brad Wall, who a well-known Alberta right-wing Opposition figure not long ago declared to be the real leader of Western Canada that province was shedding jobs in the same time period. According to the same Statistics...
Feb 7th, 2017 by tay
Manitoba farmers in search of 'missing' MLA
The ad says Pedersen was "last seen on or about April 19th, 2016" the date of the provincial election "in the Carman, Manitoba area," which is part of the Midland constituency. A group of Manitoba farmers has declared their local MLA a "missing...
Feb 3rd, 2017 by tay
Brad Wall Debates Brad Wall on Refugees
Point: We needed to suspend refugees from accessing this country over national security concerns By: Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan As I have said an open letter to the Prime Minister that I wrote a little more than a year ago, security must...
World's biggest pea processing plant coming to Manitoba
The French company Roquette announced today it is planning to build the world's largest pea-processing plant in the province and will hire about 150 full-time employees. The project, which will see a plant built near Portage la Prairie, is estimated to...
Now Brad Wall Wants Equalization Payments
Or it would, if Wall hadnt already abandoned this fight in 2007. Equalization is for have-not provinces and were a have province, Wall told the Canadian Press after defeating Calverts government and dropping its equalization challenge. What...
Refugees frostbitten after walking to Manitoba
Two men from Ghana are recovering on the burn ward of a Winnipeg hospital after getting lost near the Emerson border on Christmas Eve after fleeing the United States. The men aged 24 and 34 were found on Highway 75 just north of Letellier, Man., on the...
Dec 17th, 2016 by petros
Sask. carbon plan doubles the price of power
A wind power proponent says the latest SaskPower rate increases may be just the beginning of increasing electrical rates in the province. SaskPower is asking for two rate increases this year five per cent this summer and another five per cent in...
Manitoba commissioner loses battle on same-sex weddings
The court has ruled against a former Manitoba marriage commissioner's claims that the province's requirement to perform same-sex marriages violates his freedom of religion. In September, Kevin Kisilowsky filed his case to the Court of Queen's Bench in...