Graduate students at the
University of Saskatchewan will now have access to cheaper bus passes after
voting to approve a mandatory U-PASS, which will be included in student fees
starting in September.
Out of 1,100 students, 66 per cent voted in favour of the pass while 32 per cent voted against. The other two per cent abstained, according to results collected on the university's PAWS website.
Despite his personal connections to Ecole Connaught Community School, architect James Youck stands by his report recommending it be torn down and built new.
The Regina Public Schools board voted on Tuesday evening to destroy the 100-year-old Cathedral-area building. It was influenced by a report that says it would cost 20 per cent more to renovate than to build new, likely a difference of several million dollars.
Youck, who runs P3 Architecture, says the cost estimates listed in the report for a renovation are actually on the lower end.
The University of Regina's Vice President of external relations Barb Pollock has resigned.
The University has announced that her position, along with its salary of $202 thousand per year, will not be filled after Pollock steps down.
Pollocks position involved, according to the U of R website is "reputation management and relationship management" with the university's donors and alumni.
It was more than an average field trip for 15,000 kids in the province today.
Saskatchewan hosted its first ever We Day in Saskatoon, where celebrities, musicians and teachers came together to inspire their students.
"We day is about celebrating your local and global impact and the fact we all have a role to play in social change," said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children.
"Today you're going to learn about issues, today you're going to learn how you can act," he said.
Before taking his boys to Ecole Connaught Community School for the day, Michael Curley talked with them over breakfast about the decision that was made to demolish and rebuild their school.
The decision was made by the board of Regina Public Schools Tuesday night, which also made the same decision for Glen Elm, Imperial/McDermid schools.
Curley agrees with the board’s decision. He said it makes sense if you look at the cost of the renovating versus rebuilding.
After countless volunteer hours, 15,000 students across the province are celebrating We Day Saskatchewan on Wednesday.
Earning a ticket through community service--- one local and one global initiative-- the kids will hear from celebrities like Martin Sheen, Mia Farrow and Hedley.
Oskayak High School in Saskatoon began its efforts almost a year ago when the school hosted an evening event addressing the issue of human trafficking last May.
Despite a showing of support for a historic Regina building, the Regina Public School Board voted to replace three schools in the city.
The board was asked to make a decision at their meeting Tuesday night regarding the fate of Glen Elm, Imperial/McDermid and Connaught Schools. The Ministry of Education wanted to know if the board thought it best to renovate or replace the three buildings.
"It's absolutely important that we advance," said board chair Katherine Gagne, "we have three new schools going forward that we have asked the ministry to approve."
The University of
Saskatchewan held its fourth town hall meeting Tuesday to update the public on
several initiatives that will aid the school in its quest to slash its operating
The U of S is projecting a $44.5 million deficit by 2016.
The following is a list of bus cancellations for the Prairie Spirit School Division 206
No buses are running for the following schools:
The following buses are also not runnning;
Bus #116 Moldenhauer-Clavet
Bus# 164 Fenton-Clavet
Bus# 138 Knitski-Clavet
Bus#136 Hill- Clavet
Bus# 168 Knelson-Clavet
Bus# 165 Chysyk-Clavet
Bus# 332 Blue-Clavet
Bus# 246 Busby-Clavet
About 550 people gathered in Saskatoon for an annual conference on home-schooling.
The convention was put on by Saskatchewan Home Based Educators, an umbrella group that represents home schooling parents to the province.
President Bryan Watson said they've seen near-record attendance over the two day convention at the Saskatoon Inn.
Watson said that the number of parents who are choosing to move away from traditional schools is growing slowly, but steadily.