The City of Saskatoon is exploring a possible application process for posters on public property and/or better enforcement in Saskatoon on December 4, 2017. The business districts like Broadway, downtown and Riversdale are concerned about the mess created by posters as they sometimes become loose and blow away and sometimes the paint is ripped off power poles.

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LOCAL

No carbon tax in Sask.’s climate change plan

The federal environment minister says a climate change strategy released Monday by the Saskatchewan government doesn’t hit a standard set by the Canadian government in asking all provinces to establish a carbon pricing plan. “Based on what’s in today’s plan, Saskatchewan’s price likely wouldn’t hit our standard, because it applies only to heavy industry instead of being economy-wide,” Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna said in a Facebook statement. Click here to read more …

Landlords association proposes registry to address complaints

The Saskatchewan Landlord Association is exploring a registry to address concerns about rental properties. The association’s executive officer, Chanda Lockhart, appeared before a Saskatoon city council committee on Monday to express concerns about the possibility that the city might require landlords to acquire a licence. Lockhart said she thought compliance with such a requirement would be minimal and instead proposed a landlord registry modelled on one in British Columbia. Click here to read more …

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NATIONAL


New Ford Edges sit on a production line as Ford Motor Company celebrates the global production start of the 2015 Ford Edge at the Ford Assembly Plant in Oakville, Ont., on Thursday, February 26, 2015. The Canadian and Mexican governments are pressing the U.S. explain its auto proposal at the current round of NAFTA talks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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THE CANADIAN PRESS

Five ‘extreme’ NAFTA proposals by U.S. that Canada will not accept, according to our lead negotiator

OTTAWA — Canada’s chief negotiator for an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement says some of the United States’ proposals are “completely unworkable.” Steve Verheul told a House of Commons committee Monday that Canada will not accept the most “extreme” demands coming from President Donald Trump’s administration, implying that his Mexican counterparts are of the same mind. Click here to read more … 

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SPORTS


Former player and television broadcast personality Gregg Zaun is shown in July 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

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Fired broadcaster Gregg Zaun apologizes for inappropriate comments he made to female ex-colleagues

TORONTO — Former Sportsnet broadcaster Gregg Zaun is apologizing for “any harm or distress” his comments may have caused his female colleagues. The “absolute apology” — issued today by his Toronto-based lawyer, Stuart Ducoffe — comes four days after he was fired for what Sportsnet called “inappropriate behaviour and comments.” Sportsnet says it received complaints about Zaun’s behaviour from female employees. Click here to read more … 

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OPINION

Mandryk: Government, leadership denial may be adding to Sask. job recession

The bizarre thing about the Saskatchewan Party’s leadership debates isn’t so much candidates’ fixation with the economy, but rather how few tangible solutions there have been to stem the province’s loss of jobs. But maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, this is a government also in serious denial. The province’s foremost statistician, Doug Elliott, told the Leader-Post’s Ashley Martin last week the province is now in what amounts to a jobs recession. Click here to read more …

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