People who are anxious to golf in Regina may have to wait a few weeks more yet before they tee off on courses in the city.
The snow is going down quickly, but there are patches that remain on many courses, including at the Royal Regina Golf Club.
“Mother nature gets to decide, we just get to follow,” GM Archie Cameron said.
Cameron said they’re dealing with snowpack that’s probably the worst they’ve seen in 100 years.
“Our expectation is by the second week of May that we’ll be playing golf.”
Three corporate giants have joined forces to expand telecommunications and power services to northeastern Saskatchewan.
On April 26 in Saskatoon at the Cameo headquarters, SaskTel, SaskPower and Cameco announced a $29.6 million venture to bring high-speed bandwidth and improved power lines to all of Cameco's sites from La Ronge to Collins Bay.
Two local entrepreneurs have shown they have the stones to compete in the small business market after their company took top prize in a national competition.
Joel Howlett and Kale Wudrich, the owners of Prestige Paving Stones, are one of six companies to receive ADP Canada’s Small Business Grant.
The landscaping company received $10,000 and a year of payroll services courtesy of ADP, an international payroll provider.
“It’s exciting,” said Howlett. “It gives us a bit of freedom to grow more and go places we haven’t be able to go in the past.”
As the city of Martensville continues to grow, economic developers face the big challenge trying to compete with established commercial markets in Saskatoon.
"(Consumer leakage) it's sort of the reality in our community," said economic development manager Dillon Shewchuk.
"With our proximity to Saskatoon there's always going to be a certain amount of leakage in the community."
A plan to build a $25-million Kal Tire plant just outside of Regina has been scrapped.
The facility, which would have been located near the Global Transportation Hub west of the city, was the subject of a zoning dispute, among other issues. The RM of Sherwood gave Kal Tire the green light, however Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said he wanted a comprehensive development plan in place before projects started going up in that area.
Not being able to find the right kinds of employees is putting a strain on small businesses in Saskatchewan.
It’s been well publicized lately how difficult it is for employers to find skilled workers in this province, and a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is reinforcing that. (You can see the report at cfib.ca)
SaskTel is reporting a very good year of business, thanks to many people in Saskatchewan hanging up their home phones and switching to solely using their cell phones.
The crown reports at $129 million net income in 2012, with operating revenues of $1.2 billion, up five per cent from the year before. Max Entertainment Services revenues were above budget thanks to unexpected customer growth.
Because of the high numbers, SaskTel is handing over a dividend of $84 million to the government.
If you plan on doing any renovations around the house, or perhaps putting in a new deck in this summer, you'll want to buy your building supplies sooner rather than later. The cost of construction materials are about to go up. Drywall and lumber will be hit particularly hard.
It comes down to simple economics. Materials are in short supply, and demand is up in Saskatchewan. The source of the price increase can actually be traced all the way back to the U.S. housing crisis.
As Saskatoon continues to grow, the city’s airport will grow right alongside it.
Airport authority CEO Stephen Maybury announced the first phase of the facility’s $53 million expansion will wrap up this September.
Maybury made the announcement at a media tour of the unfinished terminal on Friday.
“In a word [it’s] exciting,” Maybury said. “This is truly a brand new element to the experience at the Saskatoon airport.”
Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw saw record number of people through their doors last year with a total of 3.6 million guest visits.
SaskGaming Corporation brought in $52.6 million in net profits last year, that’s up by $900,000 from 2011.