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Timing is right for a BHP takeover of PotashCorp: columnist

A changing of the guard at the top of PotashCorp of Saskatchewan could open the window for a BHP Billiton takeover, says Globe and Mail columnist Boyd Irvin.

“If BHP is interested I think they can get something done now, where this wouldn’t be a bad time,” Irvin said on John Gormley Live Wednesday morning.

U.S. anti-gay activist detained overnight for questioning

Two anti-abortion and anti-gay activists have called off a planned visit to the University of Saskatchewan campus after running afoul of police in Regina.

City to review Local Improvement Plan after backlash

After a tidal wave of backlash from many residents on the streets chosen to be overhauled under the Local Improvement Program this year, Regina's City Council is taking the program back to be reviewed.

At the Council meeting Monday night Mayor Michael Fougere addressed the decision, pointing out that Council is doing more for roads.

"We're doing as much as we can. Are we going to catch up? We hope to do that, but certainly there's more work to be done."

VIDEO: Anti-gay, abortion activists arrested at U of R

An American anti-gay activist and a Canadian abortion activist have been arrested at the University of Regina.

Peter LaBarbera, the controversial head of an American lobby group that has been labelled a hate group by the South Poverty Law Center, and Bill Whatcott, an abortion activist who has a history of legal troubles in Saskatchewan, were taken into custody by the Regina Police Service.

Spending, demand, and debt all grow in SaskPower report

High debt, record demand and record investment made for a tight year for SaskPower in 2013.

The Crown power company released its annual report on Monday, looking back at the previous calendar year. It continues to deal with heavy infrastructure demands and the consequences of Saskatchewan's growing population, which contributed to a rate increase request of 5.5 per cent last year.

Personal care home inspection reports now posted online

More information about the status of Saskatchewan's personal care homes is now available at the click of a mouse.

Anti-gay speaker shows rift in SK pro-life movement

It seems that there is a rift in Saskatchewan’s pro-life movement.

On Saturday, the provincial pro-life organization held its annual conference in Weyburn. The event garnered national attention thanks to one key note speaker: Peter LaBarbera.

LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, an organization that he founded which denounces homosexuality as unnatural and immoral. Essentially, LaBarbera is anti-gay.

So what does that have to do with a conference about abortions?

Anti-gay lobbyist LaBarbera speaks in Weyburn

What has been a tumultuous week in the small town of Weyburn culminated in a rather peaceful agreement to disagree on Saturday.

The Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association’s (SPLA) annual conference has been surrounded by controversy thanks to a decision to include Peter LeBarber as a speaker for the event. LeBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality and is known for his anti-gay message.

Métis National Council audit reveals $1.3 million in ineligible expenses

Files and interviews by David Kirton, additional files by Canadian Press

A third-party audit spanning four years of Métis National Council (MNC) finances has concluded that $1.35 million of federal funding was misspent, and should be reclaimed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

The documents were not released to media, nor to the Métis citizenry. They were only uncovered through a recent Access to Information Request by the Canadian Press.

Protestors rally outside Pro-life conference in Weyburn

As the Saskatchewan Pro-Life Association’s (SPLA) annual conference got under way in Weyburn Friday afternoon, a large group of people gathered outside protesting one of the conference’s key note speakers.

At the middle of the controversy surrounding the event is Peter LaBarbera--the president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, an anti-gay group based in the US. He was asked by the SPLA to speak at the conference, causing backlash from people on the other side of the abortion debate who have organized into a group called Intolerance-Free Weyburn.

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