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Harper Government Invests in a New Fire Hall for Residents of Hatchet Lake First Nation

Celebrating the opening of a new fire hall December 3, 2014 – Hatchet Lake First Nation, SK – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today congratulated the community of Hatchet Lake First Nation on the grand opening of its new fire hall. The hall […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014660 Views

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Government Introduces Legislation to Create Teacher Regulatory Board

December 3, 2014 Education Minister Don Morgan has introduced The Registered Teachers Act to establish the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board (SPTRB).  The board will be responsible for teacher certification and discipline in Saskatchewan. Currently, the Ministry of Education is responsible for certification.  Discipline processes are administered by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF), the League […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014572 Views

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Star-Orion South Diamond Mine Project: Environmental Assessment Decision

December 3, 2014 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, announced today that the proposed Star-Orion South Diamond Mine Project, located in Saskatchewan, is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described in the Comprehensive Study Report are taken into account. The Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014522 Views

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Sask. holds dubious record – StarPhoenix

December 3, 2014 In a country that is already at odds with an international trend of moving away from the controversial punishment of prisoners known as solitary confinement, it’s not a crowning achievement that the Saskatchewan Penitentiary leads the nation in the practice. Two weeks after a Canadian Medical Association Journal editorial called the physical […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 20148763 Views

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Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship Supports Thousands of Students

December 3, 2014 This fall, the Saskatchewan Advantage Scholarship has been awarded to more than 12,000 students attending post-secondary education in Saskatchewan, totalling nearly $6 million in funding from the Government of Saskatchewan. “We introduced the Saskatchewan Advantage scholarship program to help make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable for Saskatchewan students,” Advanced Education Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014619 Views

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Members reject changes to election act – Regina Leader-Post

December 3, 2014 The Cowessess First Nation is no closer to resolving its leadership issue nearly 18 months after it all began. Most recently, a referendum vote was held to amend its election act – but it failed. During the month of November, the council led by Terry W. Lavallee hosted eight community meetings throughout […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014480 Views

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New Legal Program Helps Saskatchewan Children and Youth

December 2, 2014 The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the official launch of a program that will help ensure the voices of children and youth are heard. The Public Guardian and Trustee Amendment Act, 2014 (No. 2) goes into effect today, which establishes the Counsel for Children program.  This new program is intended […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014377 Views

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Missing Person – Request For Public Assistance – Nikki-Lynn Wolfe-Paul

December 2, 2014 Saskatoon Police are requesting public assistance in locating a 15-year-old female. Nikki-Lynn Wolfe-Paul was reported missing from her place of residence in the 10 block of Confederation Crescent. She was last seen at approximately 3:00 p.m. on November 21, 2014. Nikki is described as being of Aboriginal descent, 5’5″ in height and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014468 Views

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Province Increases Protection Against Discrimination

December 2, 2014 The proposed Saskatchewan Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2014 will clarify that discrimination against transgender people is and has been against the law, as well as strengthen the rights of renters, regardless of sexual orientation. “The Code is there to protect Saskatchewan people from discrimination and promote equality,” Justice Minister and Attorney […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014377 Views

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Contract to recoup costs for smart meter program doesn’t add up: NDP – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 2, 2014 By Clare Clancy THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s Opposition says the government’s plan to recoup money for a smart-meter program that was linked to at least eight fires doesn’t add up. The fires last summer prompted the province to order SaskPower to remove more than 100,000 of the electronic […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 201410211 Views

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