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06/13/17

Sask. gets $39M from federal government for early education

Saskatchewan’s education minister says federal money for early childhood education could be in place as early as next fall. Don Morgan was in Ottawa on Monday to attend the funding announcement, which includes $13 million annually over three years for… +Read More
06/12/17

Anti-poverty groups urging Trudeau government to boost child benefit

OTTAWA – A national coalition of anti-poverty groups is asking the Trudeau government to boost the basic amount it provides in child benefits in hopes of cutting child poverty rates in Canada in half by the end of the decade.… +Read More
06/12/17

Agriculture in the Classroom Promotes the Understanding of Agriculture to Children

Agriculture in the Classroom provides children in schools in our community with curriculum-based, hands-on learning to help increase student’s awareness of agriculture. Sarah Shmyko, Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan says that they have several programs and activities… +Read More
06/08/17

Jumpstart after-school program has much to offer for kids

The new Jumpstart after-school program is now being offered in seven schools throughout Saskatoon. At each location, participating students in grades 4 to 7 gather for the program three times a week. The program provides sport and physical activity opportunities… +Read More
06/07/17

Children’s Festival Fun

This year’s version of the PotashCorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan was blessed with ideal sunny and warm conditions for the most part, which was a welcome change from years past for organizers. Utilizing Kinsmen Park as its new home for… +Read More
06/07/17

More education, change to come: TRC commissioner Marie Wilson on 2nd anniversary of calls to action

‘If we keep doing everything the way we’ve always done, that change will not happen’ She told CBC Radio’s The Morning Edition that people who make glib comments about residential schools like ‘it couldn’t have been all bad’ fail to understand why countries hold truth and reconciliation commissions. “You don’t have a truth and reconciliation commission when everything is going well,” she said. “You have one because something terribly wrong has happened.” ‘They’re not all about what the government should do.’ – Marie Wilson... +Read More
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