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Metis Nation of Saskatchewan Closes its Doors PDF Print E-mail
Written by mbcnews   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:08

The Metis Nation-Saskatchewan is closing its doors.

MN-S president Robert Doucette says it's a sad day for the organization that represents about 100,000 Metis in the province.

It comes after political infighting which resulted in the Provincial Metis Council, which supports MN-S vice-president Gerald Morin, not holding any meetings and therefore no date was set for a provincial legislative assembly since 2010.

The federal government halted funding to the group in October 2014 because it failed to follow its financial agreement, which requires two assemblies a year.

Without the $416,000 annual federal operating grant, MN-S let its employees go and is locking the doors today.

Doucette says the group will use the last of its funds to pay rent on its building which holds thousands of files from Metis people for a registry and applications for Metis citizenship, as well as a genealogical library.

(The Canadian Press)

Province Funds PA Bridge Repairs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:35

$1.25 Million dollars in repairs will go ahead this year for the Diefenbaker Bridge in Prince Albert.

The provincial government has agreed to pay the entire cost with the city taking over project management responsibilities.

Since 2011 around $5 million has been paid for Diefenbaker Bridge projects.

“(The bridge) is a critical regional asset that affects not only city residents, but rural municipalities, First Nations, the natural resource sector and tourism traffic in northern Saskatchewan,” said Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne. “Through funding like this the provincial government continues to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring the bridge remains in good condition for its remaining service life for all those who use it in northern Saskatchewan.”

Commuters using the bridge during the summer are expected to experience delays during construction.

At this time, no start date has been set for the bridge repairs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:36
New Buyer For Saskatchewan Fish PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:32

Northern Saskatchewan commercial fishers have found a new buyer for their fish.

Saskatchewan Aquatic and Food Development Enterprises will be building a fish processing plant in Regina to begin buying the fish in the fall.

Saskatchewan fishers had opted out of a monopoly from the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation in 2011 to have the ability to seek other buyers for their fish.

Marie Hildebrandt, head of Saskatchewan Commercial Fisheries, says the manager of SAFDE has provided some good incentives for fishers to sell their fish to them.

“They want to see the north built up and they want to see the people be able to live a good life too, so if somebody wants to work the can make a lot of money,” said Hildebrandt. “They offered some really good pricing and some good deals for the fishermen so they can make a living and not just surviving.”

Hildebrandt says SAFDE will buy the fish from Saskatchewan to sell to buyers in China.

“I had asked them what kind of quota they would put on us and they said ‘this is China and China has a lot of people and they all eat fish,’” said Hildebrandt. “So it is good for the fishers if they want a different option.”

Hildebrandt does say the new buyer will offer a freight cost that will be the same across all of Saskatchewan.

She also says SAFDE is willing to buy fish whole at the same price.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:33
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