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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Retiring from Politics After Decade in Office

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Retiring from Politics After Decade in Office

By The Canadian Press

Brad Wall
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaks during a grand opening ceremony for the K+S Potash mine in Bethune, Sask. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Wall says he is retiring from politics after a decade as premier of Saskatchewan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards)

REGINA – One of Canada’s most high-profile premiers who rose to national prominence for his down-to-earth style, sharp wit and, more recently, his willingness to lock horns with Ottawa is retiring from politics after a decade in office.

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall said he made the decision at the end of June after talking it over with his wife Tami.

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AFN Chiefs Pass a Resolution Calling for Changes to National MMIW Inquiry

AFN Chiefs Pass a Resolution Calling for Changes to National MMIW Inquiry

By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

Perry Bellegarde
National Chief Perry Bellegarde listens to concerns about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls during the Assembly of First Nations’ 38th annual general meeting Regina, Sask., Thursday, July 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

REGINA – Assembly of First Nations chiefs have rejected a call for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to replace the commissioners on the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

However, the chiefs, who were gathered for a meeting in Regina on Thursday, did pass a resolution calling for changes to the inquiry, asking the federal government to reset and alter its mandate and process.

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Saskatchewan Reserve to Get Clean Drinking Water After More Than Five Years

Saskatchewan Reserve to Get Clean Drinking Water After More Than Five Years

By Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press

Carolyn Bennett - Perry Bellegarde
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett speaks as AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde looks on at the Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting in Regina, Sask., Tuesday July 25, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor)

REGINA – Plans are underway to get a Saskatchewan First Nation clean water after more than five years under a drinking water advisory, and to meet a pledge to end such advisories on all reserves.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced $9.2 million to replace the water treatment system on the White Bear First Nation, southeast of Regina.

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Building on the Move Cutting Power in Brandon Area

Building on the Move Cutting Power in Brandon Area

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A planned power outage on Tuesday, June 27 will affect customers near the Trans-Canada Highway in the Brandon area.

A large building being moved to Saskatchewan will need power lines temporarily shut off to ensure a safe passage. The move will begin at Riverbend Colony southeast of Carberry.

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Two Winnipeg Men Facing Charges in Regina Homicide

Two Winnipeg Men Facing Charges in Regina Homicide

Johnathon Edward Kakewash
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Johnathon Edward Kakewash, 31. (REGINA POLICE / HANDOUT)

Two Winnipeg men, who were already in police custody for unrelated offences, now face first-degree murder charges in Regina.

Police in Regina were investigating the homicide of Daniel Richard Dipaolo, 51, when they were led to three suspects in Winnipeg.

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Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna walks to a news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been given until the end of December to sign on to the federal government’s national climate change agreement to avoid losing out on millions of dollars to help cut emissions.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled details Thursday of the Trudeau government’s promised $2-billion Low Carbon Economy Fund, to be spent in two streams over the next five years.

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