National Newswatch

First Nations want Saskatchewan government to compensate ’60s Scoop survivors

Nov 17 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — The head of the organization that represents Saskatchewan First Nations says he appreciates that the province wants to apologize to victims of the '60s Scoop, but says there must be compensation too. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said survivors are adamant there should be financial compensation from the province […]

Education minister says she regrets confusion; supports treaty education

Nov 14 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — Saskatchewan's education minister is apologizing for referencing her son's homework in a speech which appeared to question how treaty education is taught in schools. Bronwyn Eyre says she's sorry if there was confusion about her position and says she is committed to treaty education. "I regret bringing up my son, and, if there was any misunderstanding […]

Layoffs coming: Premier says Saskatchewan looking for more uranium markets

Nov 9 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says uranium industry layoffs in the province's north are going to hurt First Nations people. Cameco (TSX:CCO) said on Wednesday that it will temporarily suspend operations at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake milling operation by the end of January. About 845 workers are getting layoff notices. Wall said about 48 […]

Regina school reconsiders Davin name in light of residential school history

Nov 6 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — A Saskatchewan school named after a man who wrote a report recommending residential schools for Indigenous youth wants to know if it should change its name. Regina Public Schools is questioning the appropriateness of using Nicholas Flood Davin's name in light of recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Terry Lazarou, a spokesman for Regina […]

Saskatchewan raises penalties for drunk drivers with children in their vehicle

Nov 2 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — The Saskatchewan government wants tougher penalties for people who drive drunk with children in their vehicle. Proposed legislation has been introduced that would mean an immediate seven-day driving suspension on a first offence for someone driving with a blood-alcohol content of .04 or higher and with a child in the vehicle. It would also apply […]

NDP says documents show health care impact ignored in Saskatchewan bus shutdown

Nov 1 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — Government documents show health officials in Saskatchewan raised questions about shutting down the provincial bus company, saying it had been used "almost exclusively" to ship chemotherapy drugs and blood to hospitals across the province. "These products cannot be shipped by Central Services couriers as they cannot provide the same timeliness and temperature protection," according to a […]

Saskatchewan proposes lawsuits should be allowed if intimate images shared

Oct 31 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan has introduced a bill that would allow people to sue for compensation if their intimate images have been shared without their permission. A victim would be able to sue in small-claims court where they are claiming damages less than $30,000 and would not have to wait for criminal charges to be […]

Saskatchewan to repeal law allowing 49 per cent of a Crown to be sold: Wall

Oct 24 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — Saskatchewan's premier says the government will repeal legislation that allows up to 49 per cent of a Crown corporation to be sold without it being considered privatization. Brad Wall says in a post on Facebook that there won't be any change to the ownership structure of Crown corporations. "You believe the sale of any stake, […]

Saskatchewan NDP reviewing sex assault allegation against former candidate

Oct 13 2017 — Jennifer Graham — REGINA — Saskatchewan New Democrats are investigating an allegation from a young party member who says she was harassed and sexually assaulted by a party insider. Interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer says she first learned about the allegation a few weeks ago and the party's anti-harassment committee is reviewing the circumstances. Sarauer would not discuss the […]