Beavers and wild boars in Saskatchewan will be targeted by pest control programs for at least another year.
The province is putting forward $500,000 for rural municipalities to extend a beaver control pilot program started last year.
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Bob Bjonerud says this program is necessary because beavers became a more prevalent pest due to intense flooding over the past few years. He described how beavers wreaked havoc on fields and roads by plugging running culverts, describing the damage as 'tremendous.'
Awareness campaigns about the dangers of smoking have been running for decades, but now students in Saskatchewan have voted on what really makes them pay attention.
The video called Doesn’t Kill was announced as the winner of the View and Vote program this year. More than 6,000 students voted to choose the most effective 30 second anti-smoking advertisement.
RCMP are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in southwestern Manitoba.
Tyler Darrell Leeder is wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Somerset, Manitoba a town about 100 km south of Portage La Prairie.
He is described as 5'11'' tall with blond hair and tatoos on his neck showing a Canadian flag and the word Alberta.
RCMP are warning people not to approach him because he is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The Globe and Mail is reporting a trio of companies are interested in a bid.
Agrium is reportedly most interested in Vitera's network of retail farm supply stores.
SaskTel services have been cut off after a cable at a construction site was accidently sliced Wednesday, a spokesperson at the communications company said.
Michelle Englot said the outage extends east of Regina until Moosomin and to the south to Weyburn.
She said all services, including SaskTel landline, Internet and 4G cellular services have been impacted.
Englot said crews are working to fix the cable however she expects the service disruption to last well into the night.
Premier Brad Wall offered a few more hints about the coming budget to delegates gathered at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention Wednesday.
Answering questions from delegates at the ‘bear pit’ session, the premier reiterated a warning that some program cuts will be made next week. These cuts will include local economic development boards or ‘enterprise regions’.
Wall said the province is looking further afield for economic development and therefore local economic boards no longer need to be funded directly by the provincial government.
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud announced today he will be leaving his cabinet job in the next shuffle.
Marking the end of his participation in a government tradition, he made the announcement in his address to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities. He will continue as the MLA for Melville-Saltcoats.
SGI, municipal police and the RCMP are once again joining forces for a province-wide traffic blitz. They call it 'March Madness' and this time they are looking out for aggressive drivers.
Rebecca Rogoschewsky with SGI said aggressive driving is actually a pretty broad category.
Police officers in cities, towns and on highways across the province will be looking for speeding, running red lights, rolling through stop signs, racing, stunting or even passing other vehicles on the highway on the right.
The hot temperatures yesterday broke some very old records in many parts of the province.
North Battleford hit 13 degrees breaking an old record of 9 C set back in 1910.
Estevan broke their record of 12 degrees set in 1945, getting up to a high of 16.5 degrees.
Saskatoon also broke a 1981 record of nine degrees when it hit 11 C.
Other centres breaking records, included Rosetown, Kindersley, Biggar, Assinaboia, Swift Current, Eastend, Elbow and Fort Qu’appelle.
The New Democratic Party pressed the Saskatchewan government during Question Period on Tuesday, a day after the federal government passed the contentious omnibus crime bill or bill C-10.
Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan told the NDP it’s too early to predict what the impact of the wide-sweeping bill will be.
“This piece of legislation is impossible to try and accurately cost out with any degree of accuracy. There are a number of provisions in the bill that we don’t know how the courts are going to apply.”