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06/28/17

Carpenter High School teacher wins sports service award

Carpenter High School (CHS) teacher Kendra Paramchuk has been recognized for her contributions to high school sports in the province. Late last week, she was awarded with the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association (SHSAA) Service Award. She was nominated in… +Read More
05/30/17

Area Students Spend Day at Food Farms

Last Thursday and Friday students from eight schools in our area were out at a food farm learning about food production and agriculture by planting their own crops. Blair’s Family of Companies was the host, as the seeding took place… +Read More
04/18/17

Rural education congress faces challenges

Compared to past years, attendance numbers at the 22nd National Congress on Rural Education conference held in Saskatoon were lower this year. That, however, is not an indication that the conference, which for years was the only one of its kind in Canada (Alberta has recently added a similar one of its own), has lost its relevance, according to conference chairperson Barb Compton, and Patricia Prowse, associate director at the Saskatchewan Educational Learning Unit. Both point to the fact that... +Read More
04/05/17

Don’t shut down library-to-library loans, urges minister despite funding cuts

Education Minister Don Morgan is asking Saskatchewan libraries not to shut down library-to-library loans, which are due to end next week in response to a $4.8-million provincial budget cut to library funding. Library officials say the program is being shut down because sending books between provincial… +Read More
03/31/17

Education minister defends library cuts, cites declining use

The opposition NDP is hammering Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan for suggesting the province has too many libraries. During Thursday’s question period Morgan again defended the multimillion-dollar cuts to libraries in the provincial budget by saying that usage has gone down significantly in the… +Read More
03/20/17

Teachers union president addresses hundreds of concerned teachers in Regina

There is a “tremendous amount of uncertainty” among educators across the province, and Pat Maze bore witness to that during a Q&A session with Regina teachers Friday afternoon. Some 350 teachers gathered to hear the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation president during… +Read More
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