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While salty lakes often carry a bad rap for their negative effects on soil and water wildlife, recent research out of the University of Regina shows that Saskatchewan’s hard water lakes can play a positive role in limiting Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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U of R professor Jim Farney

For the first time since before the turn of the millennium, Saskatchewan’s government will not be tabling a provincial budget between March 18 and April 6. This is of particular importance to Saskatchewan residents, given a provincial election is scheduled for April 4.

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Saskatchewan crops under sno.

Rising water levels and high precipitation rates are cause for concern for the agriculture community surrounding the Quill Lakes. 

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About an hour east of Regina, on a gravel road bearing the name “Highway 606,” is Carry the Kettle First Nation’s (CTK) reserve land. CTK has a registered population of nearly 3,000, with about 900 living on the reserve. Signs in the reserve are as sparse as the landscape, which features typically flat prairie scenery dotted with the odd bluff of trees. Along the west side of the road is a group of buildings including the First Nation’s band office. It’s easy to miss for those who haven’t visited before, as it lacks the loud signage many would expect to see on an important building.

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The small city of Moose Jaw has a few famous draws. The mineral spa, the tunnels supposedly used by Al Capone, and, believe it or not, a successful scuba diving shop and training centre which has now been open for 15 years despite being over 1,500 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean.

Curtis Temple, part-owner of Scuba Guys’ Dive Shop, said although it may seem odd to others, he never questioned opening in Moose Jaw, where he’s lived his whole life.

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The health grades across Canada according to The Conference Board of Canada's study, How Canada Performs. Photo by Rebekah Lesko.

The marks are in. Saskatchewan’s health barely squeaks by with a passing grade.

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A Saskatchewan based outfitter, Saskatoon Waterfowl Outfitters Inc., has been fined $20,000 in a provincial court in Saskatoon.

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Electric cars could drive Regina into a becoming a greener city. Sun Country Highway Ltd wants to donate EV chargers to Regina. The city won’t have to pay anything but the cost to hire an electrician to install them.

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