Photo by Saffu

News Briefs for April 8, 2024

Anglers, SGI Stats, Law student placements, red tape reduction, liquor regulations, new EMS system, water reservoirs, oil and gas, new SK head of pediatrics, international students

Public Submission

By Media Release

April 5, 2023

The 2024-25 Saskatchewan anglers guide is now available online

Outdoor enthusiasts can now conveniently access and download this year's Anglers Guide to their phones or other devices.

"Saskatchewan is lucky to be home to some of the best freshwater fishing in Canada," Environment Minister Christine Tell said. "With the 2024-25 guide now available, we encourage all anglers to review the guide to ensure your fishing activities are compliant with the regulations. We look forward to a safe and enjoyable fishing season for all anglers in Saskatchewan!"

SGI Stats from February

New driver? No alcohol or cannabis when driving. Not even a little bit. Nearly 1,000 new drivers were suspended in 2023 for exceeding provincial limits. Don't drink alcohol or take cannabis (or any other drugs) and then drive. Not even a little bit.

It's something that driver's education teaches, but the lesson was seemingly lost on the 982 new drivers who had their licence suspended last year for exceeding provincial limits on alcohol and drugs. New drivers make up just nine percent of the licensed drivers in Saskatchewan, but they accounted for more than 33 percent of 2023's impaired driving administrative suspensions.

For the month of February, police across Saskatchewan reported the following:

  • 449 impaired driving offences, including 171 Criminal Code charges and 278 administrative suspensions.
  • 440 tickets for distracted driving, including 372 for using a cellphone while driving.
  • 245 occupant restraint tickets for not wearing a seatbelt, or not having children in the proper car seat or booster.
  • 3,694 tickets for other speeding or aggressive driving offences.

The government of Saskatchewan expands student placement opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law

Placements will Include Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice and Legal Aid in Rural Saskatchewan.

This post is for subscribers only


Already have an account? Log in