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Federal Health Minister scolds Canadians fleeing to U.S. for better healthcare

Federal Health Minister scolds Canadians fleeing to U.S. for better healthcare

Patients desperate to escape Canada’s crumbling healthcare system told to just stand in line and wait.
Safety zone, Housing Accelerator Fund on lengthy council agenda

Safety zone, Housing Accelerator Fund on lengthy council agenda

Regina City Hall Update - Long council meeting expected Wednesday, with several delegations scheduled to appear.
Shelly Palmer - Deeper Deepfakes

Shelly Palmer - Deeper Deepfakes

The use of genuine footage not only misuses the identity of the AI models but also exploits the content and likeness of the original video creators. This is a hot mess.
Rate expectations: What’s the neutral rate, and why did the Bank of Canada raise it?

Rate expectations: What’s the neutral rate, and why did the Bank of Canada raise it?

Raising the neutral rate indicates that the Bank of Canada thinks interest rates will land at a higher level once it's done cutting than previously projected.
North Battleford issues fire ban

North Battleford issues fire ban

North Battleford's current rating is considered high on the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency’s Fire Weather Index.
Speaker Weekes clamping down on an unruly Legislature

Speaker Weekes clamping down on an unruly Legislature

Accusations of lying, and other insults from MLAs have already started during the first days back from the week-long Easter break.
Government grilled over hip and knee replacements

Government grilled over hip and knee replacements

Daily Leg Update: NDP points to figures showing Saskatchewan last in nation in wait times for hip and knee replacements
Be mindful of what you post on social media after a layoff, experts say

Be mindful of what you post on social media after a layoff, experts say

Treat a layoff as a learning experience and a chance to network with people and figure out what you really want to do next. 
Alberta to intervene in Sask.’s Parents Bill of Rights appeal

Alberta to intervene in Sask.’s Parents Bill of Rights appeal

Daily Leg Update - Alberta supports Sask. in case heading to Court of Appeal on whether notwithstanding clause applies to parental consent legislation.
Local couple exposes reality of North Battleford's gang problem

Local couple exposes reality of North Battleford's gang problem

The couple say they were the last ones to see James Barbaric alive in North Battleford in August 2023. RCMP Major Crimes is investigating his death as a homicide.