The Premier isn't putting much stock into a new report from the Bank of Montreal saying the Jansen potash mine should not go ahead as planned.
The report from BMO’s fertilizer research team states BHP should hold off on the project because the world doesn't need another potash mine. The Jansen mine project would be the largest potash mine in the world.
Premier Brad Wall is not bothered by the statement.
With immigration driving the population up, there is no surprise Saskatoon is a mosaic of languages.
English still has a stronghold in Saskatoon and area, according to Statistics Canada. It was identified as the mother-tongue for 83.5 per cent of people in the 2011 census.
There is an increase of the population who say their mother-tongue is other than one of Canada's official languages. It sits at 14.9 per cent which is up from 12.6 per cent in the 2006 census.
The Regina Inn will be gone from Regina's downtown in roughly one year.
The building is undergoing a $30 million renovation which will include rebranding it as the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Regina.
"We wanted to be more competitive in the market, particularly with international travellers," explained Steve Giblin, president of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, which owns the hotel. Being affiliated with Hilton will allow the hotel better world-wide distribution, attracting a more business-oriented cliental .
BHP Billiton should not go forward with the Jansen potash mine near Saskatoon, according to a report from the Bank of Montreal.
Joel Jackson, the vice-president of the Bank of Montreal’s fertilizer research team, says BHP should neither buy nor build its way into potash.
“The world does not need the Jansen potash mine,” said Jackson.
The Jansen project, just east of Saskatoon, would be the largest potash mine in the world. The company is still waiting for government approval.
Small business owners and consumers took part in the first Small Business Saturday across Canada this weekend. In Regina, 40 businesses offered up deals or discounts as a way to promote their business, spread awareness about local shopping, and give back to their community.
Sandi Ryan's Basket Cases was one of them. Although she offered a 10 per cent discount for the day, the business owner of 25 years said the day was more about saying thank you to the community.
As more games are cancelled due to the NHL lockout, fans and players are left in limbo.
For Lumsden-native Tanner Glass, he is holding it out in Vancouver, training and staying in shape in the hope that a deal can be reached and the season can begin. The Pittsberg Penguins left winger admitted that the back and forth of negotiations is tiring, especially after the latest offer from the player's union was shot down.
In order to access Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin, you have to follow Mother Nature’s lead.
Cameco flew members of the media nearly 600 kilometers north of Saskatoon for a tour of the McArthur uranium mine Tuesday.
But like most treks up north, there were a few bumps along the way. Weather did not permit the small plane to land at the site. Instead, the pilot landed an hour away at one of the company's processing plants.
While the Saskatchewan Party is revealing a plan to boost the province's population, the business community is expecting to grow along with it.
On Tuesday, Premier Brad Wall announced the "Saskatchewan Plan for Growth" at the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Saskatoon. The plan includes six core areas that the government feels will bring more people to Saskatchewan.
The NDP say the "Saskatchewan Plan For Growth" needs a little more development.
Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party government released the initiative today. It aims to grow the population while paying off debt and increasing education. But the NDP says the plan appears to be half-baked.
Not everyone is benefitting from Saskatchewan's economic boom, according to an umbrella organization called Poverty Free Saskatchewan.
The group hosted discussions for people dealing with poverty in seven different cities in Saskatchewan and found that conditions aren't improving.
Kirk Englot admitted there are already some good programs in place, but a province-wide strategy on how to deal with poverty is still needed.
"The concept we're working with is how to link all those initiatives so that we can have the biggest impact possible."