SARM: Increasing Concerns for the Agriculture Sector

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has flagged several concerns facing the agriculture sector. The movement of grain has drastically slowed in the prairies, the Government of India has placed high tariffs on pulses that negatively impact Canadian producers, and Bill C-49 still has not received Royal Assent. Read more about SARM: Increasing Concerns for the Agriculture Sector

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Premier Announces PST Exemption Reinstated on Agriculture, Life and Health Insurance

Premier Scott Moe today fulfilled his commitment to reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for agriculture, life and health insurance premiums, effective today. Read more about Premier Announces PST Exemption Reinstated on Agriculture, Life and Health Insurance

Enhancements Made to Crop Insurance Program Coverage for 2018

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced details of the 2018 Crop Insurance Program. Saskatchewan producers will have access to very high coverage as the Crop Insurance Program continues to improve, as a result of the success of Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers. Read more about Enhancements Made to Crop Insurance Program Coverage for 2018

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When You Think About “Shop Local”, How Does That Make You Feel?

On Monday, February 26th, 2018, Nipawin News conducted a Shop Local Survey of 100 respondents. Respondents where given ample opportunity to not only answer questions, but to provide input through comments and the results have some very interesting insights into how both local residents and business owners view the issue of shopping local.  Read more about When You Think About “Shop Local”, How Does That Make You Feel?

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-44 Wind Chill – Seriously, Enough With The Cold Now! UPDATED

UPDATE: The winds have picked up and, as of 6:00 am, Environment Canada says they are up to 17 km/h at the airport, pushing the windchill factor down to -48

Although Environment Canada has not issued an Extreme cold warning for Nipawin and area, at least not as of 5:00 am this morning, they are showing the current wind chill factor at the Nipawin Airport as being -44.  Read more about -44 Wind Chill – Seriously, Enough With The Cold Now! UPDATED