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The province is making strides in tackling red tape while it's still a work in progress for the city of Prince Albert.
The province is making strides in tackling red tape while it's still a work in progress for the city of Prince Albert. Brady Bateman/paNOW Staff

Red Tape blues: How do the province and P.A. stack up?

By Glenn Hicks
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

Reducing regulations and cutting back on all that paperwork is the focus of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) annual Red Tape Report Card. Their latest analysis, as part of Red Tape Awareness Week, gives Saskatchewan its first ever fully-fledged A grade.

Derailed locomotives, baggage car, and passenger coach.
Derailed locomotives, baggage car, and passenger coach. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board of Canada

TSB releases report on 2018 Hudson Bay area train derailment

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

The report is in on last summer's train derailment north of Hudson Bay that led to minor injuries to two crew members.

The two locomotives on a VIA Rail train derailed July 5, after over 100 millimetres of rain fell in the area.

Some of the previous winning pieces of artwork
Some of the previous winning pieces of artwork Indigenous Arts & Stories - Arts & récits autochtones/Facebook

Young creators encouraged to enter Indigenous Arts and Stories contest

By Brady Lang
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 6:45pm

Indigenous youth who have a knack for art and writing and want to get their content out there are welcomed to submit their work for a prestigious national contest.

The semi driver pleaded guilty to 29 charges in connection to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The semi driver pleaded guilty to 29 charges in connection to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Cam Lee/northeastNOW Staff

Etiquette expected as Kerry Vickar Centre converts into courtroom

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 9:09pm

There are a few things visitors to the Jaskirat Sidhu sentencing in Melfort need to know before proceedings begin on Monday.

Due to the magnitude of victims and family members involved in the case, officials determined a larger centre was needed for sentencing proceedings. 

People in Saskatchewan are not purchasing as much legal cannabis as those in other provinces.
People in Saskatchewan are not purchasing as much legal cannabis as those in other provinces. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. cannabis sales lagging behind other provinces: StatsCan

By Tyler Marr
January 24, 2019 - 2:00pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 5:24pm

Though sales in Saskatchewan nearly doubled in November, per capita, residents of legal age are not purchasing the same amount of cannabis as fellow users across the country.

The crash happened after the pilot completed spraying a field east of Carrot River.
The crash happened after the pilot completed spraying a field east of Carrot River. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Stall led to fatal plane crash near Arborfield in 2018: TSB

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 11:04am

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has released their report on a fatal plane crash near Arborfield last summer.

The report said the Cessna A188B AGtruck operated by Clayton Air Service left Arborfield Airport for crop spraying on the afternoon of July 12, 2018.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $2.2 million for La Loche's Dene High School.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $2.2 million for La Loche's Dene High School. submitted photo/Darcy Ahenakew

Housing units, mental health support funding announced for La Loche

By Derek Cornet
January 23, 2019 - 12:57pm

After a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Scott Moe, La Loche Mayor Robert St. Pierre said he believes both levels of government truly care about moving the community forward.

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