National Newswatch

Saskatchewan introduces mandatory semi-truck driver training after Broncos crash

Dec 3 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is introducing mandatory training for semi-truck drivers almost eight months after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Starting in March, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours of training. Joe Hargrave, minister for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, said the crash — that killed 16 people and […]

Saskatchewan’s deficit yo-yos but budget will be balanced next year: minister

Nov 29 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The Saskatchewan deficit grew over the last quarter and the finance minister says fluctuations in the discounted price of Canadian oil has her concerned.  While oil prices were higher earlier in the year, they have been on a downward trend in recent weeks, leading Saskatchewan to shave almost $88 million off of its first-quarter oil-and-gas revenue projections. Higher […]

Recommendations approved on how to hand out Broncos GoFundMe cash

Nov 28 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — SASKATOON — A Saskatchewan judge has approved a committee's recommendation on how to distribute $15.2 million raised in a GoFundMe campaign after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Justice Neil Gabrielson agreed Wednesday that 16 families who lost a loved one in the April 6 crash should receive $525,000 each. He also accepted a recommendation of $475,000 for each […]

Saskatchewan proposes controversial trespass law requiring landowner permission

Nov 27 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — SASKATOON — A First Nations leader says proposed Saskatchewan legislation that would require people to get permission before going on private land could lead to clashes and even deaths.  Chief Bobby Cameron with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said a man was found hunting on Kawacatoose First Nation land on Tuesday. Cameron said the man was told he didn't have permission […]

Saskatchewan proposes controversial trespass law requiring landowner permission

Nov 27 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — SASKATOON — A First Nations leader says proposed Saskatchewan legislation that would require people to get permission before going on private land could lead to clashes and even deaths.  Chief Bobby Cameron with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said a man was found hunting on Kawacatoose First Nation land on Tuesday. Cameron said the man was told he didn't have permission […]

Saskatchewan to let police release domestic violence records to people at risk

Nov 5 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — Police in Saskatchewan could soon be allowed to release information about someone's abusive past if they believe that person's partner may be at risk.   Dubbed Clare's Law, the proposed legislation is said to be the first of its kind in Canada and is aimed at reducing the province's high domestic violence rates. The legislation would allow a partner, friend […]

Saskatchewan introduces climate change legislation as feud with Ottawa continues

Oct 30 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The Saskatchewan government has introduced its own climate change law as its feud with Ottawa over a carbon tax continues to play out in the courts. The bill, which amends current climate legislation, lays the groundwork for standards to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Under the proposed legislation, large emitters would be required to register with the […]

Saskatchewan introduces climate change legislation as feud with Ottawa continues

Oct 30 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The Saskatchewan government has introduced its own climate change law as its feud with Ottawa over a carbon tax continues to play out in the courts. The bill, which amends current climate legislation, lays the groundwork for standards to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Under the proposed legislation, large emitters would be required to register with the […]