Highlights / Saskatchewan

Arts and Entertainment

Canada recovers ‘World’s Biggest Moose’ title

“The World’s Biggest Moose” competition if finally coming to an end after four years of dispute between a Canadian and a Norwegian town. Mac the Moose from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is getting a new rack this week, making it a» 

Society

First all-women crew makes Air Ambulance history

History has been made in Saskatchewan and it happened thousands of feet off the ground. Over the weekend Saskatchewan Air Ambulance responded to its first call with an all-women flight crew. It’s the first time in the organization’s 73-year history» 

Politics, Society

Former Indigenous police officer named Saskatchewan Lt.-Gov.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named former high ranking Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Russell Mirasty as Saskatchewan’s lieutenant-governor, the Office of the Prime Minister announced on Wednesday. Mirasty worked with the RCMP for 36 years. He is a member» 

Health

Cost of abortion pill covered by Saskatchewan government

As of today, the government of the province of Saskatchewan will cover the cost of Mifegymiso, a drug that can terminate a pregnancy of up to nine weeks. This comes one week after the province of Manitoba declared it would» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

T-rex: Canada now home to the world’s largest carnivore

Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s prairie provinces, is now home to the largest and oldest specimen of a Tyrannosaurus rex. The well-preserved fossils, about 65 per cent of the beast, were found back in 1991, but it was only able to» 

Society

‘Out of control’ grass fire burns in central Saskatchewan

Officials in the prairie province of Saskatchewan have declared a state of emergency in the town of Biggar and the Rural Municipality of Biggar, about 90 kilometres west of Saskatoon, as a raging grass fire filled the area with smoke.» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Farming plastics; a better plan for thousands of tonnes of waste

While plastic waste campaigns focus mainly on big city issues, there is a little discussed but nonetheless major contributing industry to plastic waste: farming. This comes mostly from plastic twine and cord and the plastic wrapping for grain and hay.» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Rush for heavy truck licences ahead of new rules

Spurred on by a deadly crash last year between a bus carrying young hockey players and a tractor trailer, new rules are being created for obtaining a commercial heavy truck driver’s licence. The crash in Saskatchewan resulted in 16 deaths» 

Society

Assman fights back!

Vanity licence plate battles in Canada His name is David Assman, the family name is Germanic in origin and pronounced “Ossman”. In English however it could be misconstrued. That’s the opinion of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) which issues vehicle» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Canada and Norway lock horns over moose statue, but wait there’s more

Bigger is one thing, but first is another- That goes to Dryden The international conflict between two northern countries began surprisingly with a traffic safety project in Norway. The idea was to attract people to the giant moose and so»