Young families and new Canadians will have the chance to learn essential camping skills while spending a weekend at Prince Albert National Park.
The Learn to Camp program, operated by Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op, is designed to provide a first-rate camping experience to 50 participants who’ve never camped before.
There’s new hope for those in Saskatchewan living with an intellectual disability. The government announced Monday that a waitlist of 440 people struggling to find a place to live, or trying to find programs to fulfill their needs, is now gone.
“I am very pleased to announce that services are now in place, or in development, for every one of the people on the list,” said Premier Brad Wall.
An additional 215 people beyond that original list have also been served.
The 2013 edition of CAA Saskatchewan's Worst Roads Campaign is almost over. Voting closes April 20 to determine which highway is the worst in Saskatchewan.
Highway 123 has garnered most of the over 2,000 votes already cast. Its the road that runs just outside of Cumberland House.
Saskatchewan has become the first province to make reporting of asbestos in public buildings mandatory.
The province has passed legislation that will require government buildings and hospitals to post any findings in an online registry. Labour Minister Don Morgan says this builds on a voluntary registry started last fall.
"I don't like to continue to single out Regina Qu'appelle for the information that they provided, but that's now become the standard that we're going to use for everyone," he said.
The number of children in foster care is down in Saskatchewan, but that may only be good news on the surface, according to the children’s advocate report.
Saskatchewan's children's advocate is Bob Pringle and he says there are almost 700 fewer kids in care now than in 2008.
He explains one-third of those youths simply aged out of the system and that raises more questions.
“Where have they gone? Have they landed on their feet? Have they got an education? Are they living in poverty? Are they on assistance,” Pringle asks.
There was heated debate at the legislature on Wednesday as proposed changes to the Prairie and Forest Fires Act were discussed during question period.
The act was updated in 1982, but is still one of the oldest legislations on wildfires in Canada. Because of this, the government feels a rewrite of the act is needed.
Saskatchewan is getting rid of products at a higher rate than ever, driving our export figures to new record levels.
Numbers released Wednesday by Statistics Canada show a record $32.6 billion of goods were exported to other countries from Saskatchewan last year. The more than 10 per cent increase year-over-year means the province has overtaken BC to become the fourth-biggest exporter in Canada.
"That's not bad for a province without any ports," quipped Premier Brad Wall, speaking to reporters at the Legislature Tuesday morning about the data.
A Regina student is concerned it's too difficult for gay students to set up support clubs in high schools.
"Gay/straight alliances" (GSA) are meant to be safe places in a school where kids of all sexual orientations can offer each other support. Grade 11 student Halla Scott says she went to her teacher and a guidance counsellor at LeBoldus high school in Regina recently to ask about putting one together.
More First Nation and Metis students will have the opportunity to take driver’s education.
The Government of Saskatchewan announced Tuesday it’s increasing the funding for all eligible students who attend on-reserve high schools.
Although driver training is already offered by some First Nation high schools, this money will allow about 2,600 more students to take the program.
“Our students need to have the same toolbox that we expect from anybody going into the workforce,” said Simon Bird, Vice-Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.
The Saskatchewan Health Minister says the government will not sign off on a possible plan to merge the children’s cancer treatment program with the pediatric unit at the General Hospital until they know it's safe.
The family of Lucian Williamson first raised alarms about this plan on social media, urging others to write to the Regina Qu’appelle Health Regina and the Minister of Health to protest the move.