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Former PM says aboriginal education should be front and centre

Aboriginal education and engagement is critical to Saskatchewan’s future according to a former prime minister of Canada. The Right Honourable Paul Martin spoke to a packed room at the Mayfair United Church in Saskatoon during an event hosted by St. Andrew’s College. The theme of the event was “All My Relations – Aboriginal Education and the Future.” While there has been substantial progress in terms of indigenous education within universities, there is room to grow, he told Saskatoon Afternoon Thursday.... +Read More

Royal Tour Rolls Into Regina For Youth Awards

Prince Edward had high praise for local youth Thursday during a ceremony at the RCMP’s depot division in Regina. In the morning he presented Duke of Edinburgh gold awards to 24 young people. The award recognizes personal achievement in a wide variety of areas including adventure, volunteerism and physical fitness. The prince congratulated the recipients for their accomplishments saying they have gone above and beyond in terms of achievement. “This is your day, this is your moment and just feel... +Read More
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LINC representatives share their respective experiences

It soon became clear at the Local Implementation and Negotiation Committee symposium that the commonality in local bargaining throughout the province is quite simply that there isn’t any. Randy Schmaltz… +Read More

Sask. gov’t ordered to provide $500K in additional funding to French school board

A judge has ordered the Saskatchewan government to provide an additional $500,000 in funding to the province’s French school board. The Conseil scolaire fransaskois had filed an injunction seeking $5.2 million from the government as an additional “operational subsidy” for the 2014-15 school year. Queen’s Bench Justice Brian Barrington-Foote noted that the amount the government has been ordered to pay will cover 40 per cent of the $1.26 million the CSF has said it needs to hire back staff. “It... +Read More

Grand Opening of Regina’s Seven Stones Community School Celebrated

Released on September 16, 2014. Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers, members of the community and representatives from Regina Public Schools to officially commemorate the opening of the new $21.2 million Seven Stones Community School. The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $13 million toward this facility.“Investing in Seven Stones Community School is all about putting the student first and building a brighter future for these youth and the neighbourhood,” Morgan said.  “Many people deserve credit for... +Read More

Committees fundraise for Willowgrove, Holy Family playgrounds

The province might be paying for two new schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood but they aren’t funding any new playgrounds. Roughly 700 students are already registered to attend Willowgrove School and Holy Family School next year, which share a massive facility. The tentative move-in date is January. A committee from each school has been established. Willowgrove School’s committee will enhance an already existing play structure in Wallace Park after receiving permission from the City of Saskatoon. Holy Family’s committee is... +Read More
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