A plea today from the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee to the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation.
They want reassurance from the teachers that final exams won't be affected by any potential work action.
School Board Association President Sandy Urban Hall says the clock is ticking.
"Students have been accepted into post secondary programs based on the fact that they need to have those final marks in. It also would impact scholarships."
In many ways the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) goes hand in hand with the history of settlement on the prairies. On Thursday the mounties celebrated a milestone, marking 140 years since the creation of the Northwest Mounted Police (NWMP).
The NWMP force was officially formed by the Canadian government on May 23, 1873 for the purpose of policing the massive territory including Alberta and Saskatchewan. In fact the Mounties came west before most European settlers did. The force became known as the RCMP in 1920 after merging with the Dominion Police.
University of Saskatchewan students are helping uncover history at the longest standing archaeological site in North America.
Ernie Walker, co-founder of Wanuskewin Park and forensic expert, has been bringing students out to his dig sites for the past 31 years.
“For them it’s a really exciting experience,” Walker said. “They tell me they learn more here than they ever would in a classroom.”
Eleven archaeology students are working on the site as part of a seven-week university field research course.
A new playground with aspects designed to be suitable for hearing impaired children is scheduled to be built at St. Philip School in Saskatoon in October.
“It’s going to be a unique playground in that sense, probably the only one in the city,” said Ryan Lacoursiere.
Rather than waiting for funding to be allocated by the city or the school division, Lacoursiere and his team of eight other St. Philip community members took it upon themselves to make improvements to the park.
“The idea is that it’s a community build,” he said.
Saskatchewan teachers are feeling uneasy after finding out their school division
is facing a $2.7 million shortfall heading into the new school
Prairie Spirit School Division, which includes communities surrounding Saskatoon like Warman, Martensville and Clavet, is the fast-growing school division in Saskatchewan.
"Our school division is underfunded when we compare it to other school divisions in the province," said Larry Pavloff, the division's board chair.
In their continued efforts to find efficiencies and trim excess spending, the University of Saskatchewan’s TransformUS task forces announced the final criteria they will use to evaluate every service on campus.
Like grading a paper, task force members will evaluate all academic and support services according to two lists of weighted criteria to save the cash-strapped university as much as $25 million annually.
The announcement follows a month-long community consultation period where the university collected opinions and suggestions from staff and students.
Students at F.W. Johnson Collegiate in Regina hit the high notes last week, as they showed off their hard work from the Build the Band program.
The program, in its second year, works with Regina Public Schools bringing in Regina Symphony Orchestra members to mentor band students in the areas of performance, song writing and arts management.
"We were asked at the end of last year by the Regina Symphony Orchestra to partner with them," explained Alison Thiele, band and choral director at Johnson Collegiate.
Interest in the space program has blasted off at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, all thanks to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Hadfield became the first Canadian to command the International Space Station for the last part of his five-month mission on board. On Monday, he leaves the space station to return home to earth.
First it was the geese but now kids are flocking to Wascana Marsh, an urban wetland in Regina that is just east of the city's lake.
The Wings Over Wascana nature festival brought out families for a day of exploration on Saturday.
Young Mackenzie Hrynowesky was one of dozens of children taking part in a geocache treasure hunt.
"We have to follow the compass and we're looking for a hidden container," she explained while holding her mother's hand.