Business & Economy

The province is making strides in tackling red tape while it's still a work in progress for the city of Prince Albert.
The province is making strides in tackling red tape while it's still a work in progress for the city of Prince Albert. Brady Bateman/paNOW Staff

Red Tape blues: How do the province and P.A. stack up?

By Glenn Hicks
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm

Reducing regulations and cutting back on all that paperwork is the focus of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) annual Red Tape Report Card. Their latest analysis, as part of Red Tape Awareness Week, gives Saskatchewan its first ever fully-fledged A grade.

People in Saskatchewan are not purchasing as much legal cannabis as those in other provinces.
People in Saskatchewan are not purchasing as much legal cannabis as those in other provinces. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. cannabis sales lagging behind other provinces: StatsCan

By Tyler Marr
January 24, 2019 - 2:09pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 5:25pm

Though sales in Saskatchewan nearly doubled in November, per capita, residents of legal age are not purchasing the same amount of cannabis as fellow users across the country.

Debt load continues to be an issue for Saskatchewan families.
Debt load continues to be an issue for Saskatchewan families. File photo/paNOW Staff

Half of Saskatchewan families on verge of bankruptcy

By Ronald Quaroni
January 21, 2019 - 2:19pm

Saskatchewan families are just barely staying financially afloat.

The latest numbers according to accountancy firm MNP's Consumer Debt Index is that half of the province's residents are only $200 away from bankruptcy after they pay their regular bills.

A Huawei phone display at a SaskTel retail store in Regina, Sask.
A Huawei phone display at a SaskTel retail store in Regina, Sask. Evan Radford/CJME News Staff

SaskTel ‘confident’ in Huawei deals despite NDP concerns

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
January 15, 2019 - 4:28pm

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili is calling on the provincial government to review SaskTel’s relationship with Huawei, as concern grows worldwide about the security implications of the Chinese telecom.

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