Saskatchewan

The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards, according to one local optometrist.
The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards, according to one local optometrist. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Warnings for those viewing Monday's partial eclipse

By Roger White
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

While many will be looking to the skies on Monday to catch a glimpse of the first partial eclipse visible in North America since 2014, a local optometrist said there are risks involved.

Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997.
Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997. Twitter/Saskatchewan Party

NDP questions Sask. Party MLAs private trip to China

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 3:17pm

One day after he announced his retirement from politics, Bill Boyd’s name is being connected with what the NDP said is a questionable trip to China.

Boyd was there earlier in the year as a private businessman seeking investors for his agriculture firm.

Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the legislative building on Aug. 10, 2017.
Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the legislative building on Aug. 10, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

‘No moral equivalency:’ Wall reacts to deadly protest

By CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 1:32pm

Premier Brad Wall has waded into the turmoil in the United States via social media.

On Wednesday morning he tweeted, “If one side includes Nazis and the other side does not…there is no moral equivalency.”

Trent Wotherspoon has resigned his position as interim NDP leader on June 13, 2017 to consider running for the position permanently in next year's leadership convention.
Trent Wotherspoon has resigned his position as interim NDP leader on June 13, 2017 to consider running for the position permanently in next year's leadership convention. Kevin Martel/CJME News Staff

Trent Wotherspoon enters race for Sask. NDP leadership

By CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 10:49am

The leadership race for the Saskatchewan New Democrat Party now has its second candidate.

Trent Wotherspoon announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will be entering the race to become the party’s next leader.

Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the Saskatchewan legislature on Aug. 10.
Premier Brad Wall announces his retirement at the Saskatchewan legislature on Aug. 10. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Familiar names considering race to replace Premier

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 8:34am

While Tina Beaudry-Mellor is the first official candidate so far in the race to replace Brad Wall, there are likely many who will join her.

On Tuesday, two more stepped forward to confirm they’re giving the position a serious consideration.

Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997.
Bill Boyd, a longtime MLA in the Kindersley constituency, helped form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997. Twitter/Saskatchewan Party

Founding member of Sask. Party, MLA Bill Boyd, retires

By CKOM News Staff
August 15, 2017 - 4:12pm

A longtime MLA and founding member of the Saskatchewan Party is retiring from politics.

Bill Boyd, the representative for Kindersley, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The Sask. Party responded to the news on its official Facebook page shortly after.

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