Highlights / Saskatchewan

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada invests in power line to deliver hydroelectric power to Saskatchewan

The Canadian federal government announced yesterday that it is investing $18.7 million to the construction of a transmission line that will connect Saskatchewan to Manitoba’s supply of cleaner hydroelectricity, according to a press release from the Manitoba government.  Manitoba Hydro, »

Society

Saskatchewan requires criminal record checks before name change

Criminal record checks will be required for people who want to change their name in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.  According to a press release, Saskatchewan becomes the first province that can reject a name change due to certain criminal »

Society

Canadian government invests in anti-racism campaign in Saskatchewan

In an effort to promote diversity and combat racism, the Canadian government is investing $100,000 into the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s 2020 anti-racism campaign. “Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Canadian identity. It is our shared responsibility to »

Environment, Indigenous, International

Bison return to prairie cultural park

Just days after a story about a small herd of plains bison being given to a First Nations reserve in Saskatchewan comes another similar story. The bison ( or buffalo as they are often called) once roamed the prairies in »

Economy, Environment, International

Helium: the new ‘oil’ for western Canada

As there is a slowdown in the western Canadian oil industry, a new player is picking up the slack; helium. In the universe, helium is the second most common element after hydrogen, but that’s in the universe. Here on Earth, »

Uncategorized

What are the chances? Canadian math teacher rolls dice, wins big U.S prize.

It is an innovative way of teaching ‘probability’ to young math students. So innovative that teacher Nat Banting in Saskatoon became the first Canadian to win the $25,000  Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching, from the National »

Politics

Saskatchewan to seek more autonomy within Canada, says provincial premier

The resource-rich Prairie province of Saskatchewan will strive for more autonomy within the Confederation but has no intention of seceding from Canada, Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday after meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We’re going to look at opportunities »

Economy, Politics

Trudeau vows to complete controversial oil pipeline

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says completing the expansion of the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline project “as soon as possible” remains one of the top priorities of his minority government as he seeks to reassure voters in Alberta and Saskatchewan that »

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 »