National Newswatch

Saskatchewan alleges federal workers took farm water samples without permission

Aug 22 2022 — Mickey Djuric, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The Saskatchewan Party government says it wants an explanation from Ottawa after federal employees allegedly took water samples from farmers' lands without permission.  Jeremy Cockrill, the minister responsible for the province's Water Security Agency, said three landowners in southern Saskatchewan had recent unannounced visits from federal employees.  He said during each separate instance, […]

Paddling to exorcism: Abuse allegations spark new regulations at Saskatchewan schools

Aug 11 2022 — Mickey Djuric, The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan is stepping in to supervise three independent schools after a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against former teachers, pastors and church elders for alleged abuse of students. Education Minister Dustin Duncan said Thursday he will appoint supervisors to oversee three schools linked to the allegations, which include paddling children and an exorcism.  […]