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Government to introduce self regulated body to oversee discipline of teachers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 3, 2014 REGINA _ Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan introduced legislation Wednesday to create a self-regulating disciplinary system for the province’s teachers. Morgan said a new board will be responsible for teacher certification and discipline related to misconduct or incompetence. “Today’s announcement is about maintaining public trust in a disciplinary process,” he […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 201418640 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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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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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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Aboriginal AIDS strategy to look at situation through an indigenous lens – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2014 REGINA _ A new report shows the number of new HIV cases in Saskatchewan has fallen 35 per cent between 2009 and last year, but the number of cases among the aboriginal population is among the highest in the world. A provincial strategy was unveiled in Regina by First Nation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2014588 Views

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Saskatoon landlord tells First Nations woman to kill herself when applying for apartment – APTN

Dec 1, 2014 When Patricia Sewap began looking for a place to live in Saskatoon she used the online advertising website Kijiji to help her find what was for rent. She found one advertisement and called the landlord who asked a startling question. “He asked me if I was Native. I said yes. It went […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 20149251 Views

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Regina had most homicides per capita in 2013 – CBC

Saskatoon No. 10 among 34 communities Dec 01, 2014 Regina was Canada’s homicide capital last year — at least on a per capita basis. According to a Statistics Canada report released Monday, the Regina’s census metropolitan area (which includes the city and some surrounding communities, such as White City) recorded nine homicides in 2013. That gives it a homicide rate […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 20149290 Views

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Saskatchewan government endorses 10 year plan to address mental health issues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 1, 2014 By Clare Clancy THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is supporting a plan that it says will guide efforts to address mental health and addictions issues over the next decade. The plan offers 16 broad recommendations for improving services across the province. Ideas range from creating online services […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2014490 Views

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Criminal negligence charge laid after Saskatchewan hunter shot – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 28, 2014 22:49 SASKATOON – A hunter is facing charges after another hunter was shot earlier this week near Loon Lake, Sask. RCMP say a 37-year-old man from the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation was shot Wednesday evening after leaving his hunting blind on the reserve. He received a gunshot wound […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2014540 Views

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