Highlights/Saskatchewan

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» 

Indigenous, Politics

Saskatchewan premier apologizes to Sixties Scoop survivors

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has offered an apology for the province’s role in a practice that took away Indigenous children from their families and placed them in care of non-Indigenous families in the 1960s through 1980s, leaving them “caught between» 

Society

‘Crisis’ power failure blamed on weather

The electrical utility in the western province of Saskatchewan says there is a crisis event of major power failures in several areas due to heavy frost and wind. Most of Canada experiences extreme cold and snow in winter and utilities» 

Society

Province tackles drunk driving with ‘positive’ tickets

In a new initiative to reduce impaired driving, the province of Saskatchewan will have police give positive tickets to sober drivers or those who have been designated by friends to stay sober in order to drive others home.  If such»