Provincial Politics

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It will cost more for some campsites in the province this next camping season.
It will cost more for some campsites in the province this next camping season. File photo/paNOW Staff

Provincial park fees going up

By Michael Joel-Hansen
December 17, 2018 - 5:32pm

Changes are coming when it comes to booking a campsite in provincial parks this summer.

An increase to fees is the most noticeable change, with Director of Park Experiences for the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport telling paNOW it's necessary due to a rise in maintenance costs. 

Foggy conditions may be to blame for drivers not seeing posted speed limit signs last week.
Foggy conditions may be to blame for drivers not seeing posted speed limit signs last week. File photo/paNOW Staff

Tougher laws not sole answer to slowing down drivers: RCMP and SGI

By Nigel Maxwell
December 12, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: December 13, 2018 - 3:20pm

Despite over 950 charges being laid last week in connection to reckless driving, a spokesperson for the Saskatchewan RCMP said they are not more concerned than usual.

Sask. justice minister Don Morgan speaks to reporters at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office on Dec. 10, 2018.
Sask. justice minister Don Morgan speaks to reporters at the Saskatoon Cabinet Office on Dec. 10, 2018. Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM

16 groups to intervene in Saskatchewan carbon tax court challenge

By Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM
December 11, 2018 - 8:47am

Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal carbon tax is growing after a judge announced all 16 groups who applied for intervener status in the case will be allowed to make arguments.

One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol.
One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol. submitted photo/Mamawetan Churchill River Health Authority

La Ronge paying high economic price for excessive drinking

By Derek Cornet
December 7, 2018 - 1:54pm

octors agree residents of La Ronge are paying a high economic price for the heavy consumption of alcohol.

“The harms from alcohol is something most physicians see on a regular basis,” said Dr. James Irvine. “It’s been an ongoing concern for me over the years.”

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