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Oil tanker rail cars in Regina sit on the city's central tracks on Nov. 19, 2018.
Oil tanker rail cars in Regina sit on the city's central tracks on Nov. 19, 2018. Evan Radford/980 CJME

Sask. won’t follow Alberta with cut to oil production

By CJME News
December 4, 2018 - 9:35am

The Saskatchewan government will not be following Alberta’s lead when it comes to cutting oil production in the face of plummeting prices.

Oil from western Canada has been selling at a steep discount due to a lack of pipeline capacity to ship it to buyers outside the U.S. That led Alberta.....

Canada signs onto new NAFTA despite the persistence of steel and aluminum tariffs

By Canadian Press
November 30, 2018 - 12:02pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Signing on to a revamped NAFTA alleviates the serious economic uncertainty that lingered throughout the negotiating process, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday while flanked by U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a highly-anticipated formalizing of the trade pact in Buenos Aires.

Uncertainty would have only worsened and caused additional economic damage.....

Nutrien Ltd. announced the home of its new office will be in downtown Saskatoon on June 14, 2018.
Nutrien Ltd. announced the home of its new office will be in downtown Saskatoon on June 14, 2018. Nutrien

Sask. premier seeks meeting on Nutrien leadership locations

By Saskatoon / 650 CKOM
November 21, 2018 - 7:30am Updated: November 22, 2018 - 11:58am

Premier Scott Moe is joining provincial political leaders, both past and present, in questioning why Nutrien’s top executives don’t live in Saskatchewan.

“I’ve reached out to the board chair to ask him to update (me) as to the operations in Nutrien’s head office in Saskatchewan, and to their intent of.....

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Focusing on market access

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 9:00am Updated: November 22, 2018 - 12:10pm

Growing market access was the focus of a recent trade mission to China.

Agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay concluded the 10-day visit, which included the signing of 18 agriculture and agri-food agreements worth over $353 million.

MacAulay led his country’s delegation at the Canada Pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai,.....

Protein Industries Canada

Federal funds matched by Protein Industries Supercluster

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 14, 2018 - 1:53pm Updated: November 22, 2018 - 12:13pm

Canada is a world leader in the growing market for plant-based proteins.

A new funding arrangement will help to support that industry and create jobs.

Federal funds of $153 million over 10 years will be matched by the Protein Industries Supercluster, a group of businesses and post-secondary institutions.

In making the.....

Hunters, landowners weigh in on rural trespassing debate

By CJME News
November 6, 2018 - 3:38pm

Hunters and landowners are weighing in on the debate over possible changes to trespassing laws in Saskatchewan.

The provincial ministry of justice began seeking input on ways to address trespassing laws through an online questionnaire this fall.

Darryl Crabbe, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, has been involved in discussions with.....

Canadian Press

Sask. farm groups welcome Pacific Rim trade deal

By Nigel Maxwell
October 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Canada has become the sixth and deciding country to ratify a new Pacific Rim trade deal, and that's very good news according to several groups representing Saskatchewan producers.

Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA) Chair Rick Toney said the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) represents many opportunities for cattle producers.


SARM President Ray Orb.
SARM President Ray Orb. File photo/paNOW Staff

SARM anxious to hear plans for regional police forces

By Nigel Maxwell
October 25, 2018 - 2:26pm

The provincial government announced plans to amend The Police Act to allow rural municipalities and small communities with a population under 500 to join regional police services, and that's welcome news for the president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM).

Ray Orb told paNOW he was anxious to hear the.....