Creating productive citizens of Saskatchewan - that is one of the aims of the partnership bidding to host the North American Indigenous Games in 2014.
Members of the partnership include The Federation of
Saskatchewan Indian Nations
(FSIN), Saskatchewan's Metis Nation, our province and the City of Regina.
"From its humble beginnings, with the Saskatchewan First Nation and winter and summer games over twenty-five years ago, we have (seen) tremendous growth and a lot of young people," said Morley Watson, vice-chief of the FSIN, at a media conference on Tuesday.
At least one person is expecting a strike in the health sector to be a long one thanks to the essential services legislation.
The essential services legislation, introduced by the Brad Wall government in 2007, means that not all members of the Health Services Association of Saskatchewan are allowed to strike because they are essential to public health in this province.
Ben Dachus, a public policy analyst with the CD Howe Institute, says the fact that not everyone is aloud to strike often draws these thing out.
Unrest within a local first nation is not going away anytime soon.....
Harold Linklater requested a recount following last months band election results for the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Linklater, lost the race for Chief by 9 votes.
The band's election act only allows for a recount for the council seats.
He says he has been told by a member of the appeals commitee that his request for a recount was turned down. Although he has not officially received anything in writing.
He now intends to look at other legal options.
Saskatoon mayor, Don Atchison, is encouraging people to fill out their census.
"I don't think people realize that each person has a value of anywhere from two-hundred and thirty dollars to three-hundred dollars per person," explained Atchison.
That value comes in the form of grants from senior levels of government ie: the gas tax from the feds and the municipal operating grant from the province.
Atchison says those dollars are extremely important in a growing city.
In a news release BHP Billiton reveals it's moving its diamonds and specialty products division -- which includes potash, to Saskatoon.
That will mean another 30 jobs at the Saskatoon office, on top of the 69 already there.
Premier Brad Wall insists the news vindicates the position the government took last year...encouraging the feds to reject BHP's take over bid of Potash Corp last year. He says that hasn't halted investment -- like some predicted.
Farmers continue to play the waiting game, this week, in hopes to see drier pastures.
It has been next to impossible for them to begin spring seeding due to fields being just too wet.
Farmworld's Tex Prete says farmers in Melfort and the Kinistino area are being patient.
Saskatchewan's health sciences union has rejected a new offer put on the table by the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) Tuesday morning.
SAHO's offer would have given EMTs and paramedics closer to a 16 per cent wage increase over four years instead of the seven and a half offered across the board.
Union president Cathy Dickson says that's great for EMS workers, but not for everyone else.
“We represent 3000 people and this new wage proposal has done nothing to address the recruitment and retention issues,” said Dickson.
Police now confirm a body found in the river near Warman is that of a woman who jumped from the university bridge.
The remains were discovered on Friday. The 50 year old woman jumped from the bridge back in March.
Police will not be releasing the woman's name until family have been notified.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.
A house fire in Regina's north end Monday morning has claimed the life of a 75-year-old man who was living in the home.
Investigators say the fire was accidental and can be "attributed to the use of smoking material while in the use of oxygen therapy."
Fire crews responded to the home on the corner of Broad Street and 3rd Avenue North. They battled the fire while trying to rescue the resident. Another person living in the home was apparently outside mowing the lawn when the blaze broke out and was not hurt.
It looks like a promise made is a promise kept for the Health Sciences Association of Saskathchewan (HSAS).
About 60 workers with HSAS are striking today.
The Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has been picked as the strike location. The workers include addictions counsellors, physical therapist and public health inspectors.
The union has been offered a seven and a half percent wage hike over four years. Workers want 18.5 percent over four years.