It's three weeks to the day since the election and the Saskatchewan NDP has abandoned one of its major campaign platforms.
NDP finance critic Trent Wotherspoon said the voters made it very clear that they had concerns with the party's plans to share resource royalty revenue with First Nations.
“We’re not continuing to push that agenda item at this point in time,” stated Wotherspoon. “Broader discussions will emerge and we’ll be given time to bring forward our specific positions to address the inequity that we see.”
Saskatchewan is expected to lead the nation in economic growth once all the numbers are in for 2011, says a Conference Board of Canada forecaster.
A big vote will take place in the House of Commons on Monday when MP's are expected to pass third and final reading on Bill C-18 – the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act.
It will remove the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly on wheat and barley sales.
“This vote is between stifling the western economy or creating new jobs and economic opportunities,” explained federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “This vote is a fundamental choice on whether government should continue to shackle farmers or free farmers.”
RCMP are investigating two separate weekend incidents that claimed the lives of three people.
On Saturday morning the body of an 18-year-old was discovered in a field along Highway 7.
Her name has not been released but RCMP said she used to live in Rosetown.
Investigators have interviewed several of her friends and family and RCMP Corporal Rob King says foul play has not been ruled out.
“Right now we are waiting on the results of the autopsy,” said King.
A man is dead after a two vehicle accident on Highway 2 at the North Service Road in Moose Jaw.
The westbound vehicle didn't stop at a stop sign, hitting the northbound vehicle. That vehicle rolled, throwing the driver from vehicle. He had not been wearing a seatbelt.
The man died on scene, the person in the other vehicle wasn't hurt. Police said alcohol and speed were not factors.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.
A 38-year-old man from the Cowesses First Nation was arrested at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday morning in connection in an incident that occurred just before 4 a.m. when Broadview RCMP responded to truck crashing near the Cowesses First Nation and catching fire.
Reports say the male driver was distraught and carrying a firearm, and emergency responders said they heard gunshots in the area when they were fighting the vehicle fire.
RCMP receive a tip shortly after that the driver had shot the outside of a residence on the First Nation before entering the building.
For the second straight night, all five Saskatchewan WHL teams were on the ice.
The Blades, Pats and Raiders lost big, while Swift Current and Moose Jaw were able to come out on the winning side of things.
Saskatoon drops second straight
After seeing their eight game winning streak come to an end on Friday, the Saskatoon Blades have now lost two straight.
The Blades lost 4-1 against the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at the Credit Union Centre. The Blades took a 1-0 lead into the second period and were locked at one after the second.
Fort Qu'Appelle RCMP have found Barry Leon Hotas safe and sound.
The 59-year-old man, who suffers from schizophrenia was reported missing after being last seen at Fort Qu'Appelle Hospital on Nov. 26 at 4:15 p.m. wearing a green jacket.
With files from News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.
The 2011 Grey Cup will take place on at 5 p.m. (CST) on Sunday as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on the B.C. Lions on their home turf, and Saskatchewanians are buzzing with anticipation.
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Saskatchewan liquour board prepares
SaskPower has asked people to be safety-conscious this winter and be sure to do a seasonal check on gas appliances.
Company spokesperson James Parker says people should do it every year.
"Have a licensed gas contractor check furnaces, chimneys and if you have a gas fireplace, get that checked too."
You can find a licensed gas contractor in the yellow pages under heating contractors.
"Have them show you how to check your chimney and sidewall vents yourself," advise Parker.