Estevan Vacancy Rate on the Rise

In the heart of Saskatchewan’s Bakken oil activity, Estevan’s housing situation has been much like Minot and Williston’s — high rents, low vacancy rates, but that is starting to change. While rents remain high, vacancy rates are starting to normalize.

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Sask Water Security Agency Urges Caution Near Rivers This Winter

The reason for the extra caution is the fact that more water is being released from reservoirs than usual… and this includes the Souris River. It’s not cause for alarm, but it is the second provincial agency to recently issue a press release on wetter-than-normal pre-winter conditions. The full news release follow below. — News

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Country of Origin Labeling Could Result in Tariffs on U.S. Exports

When it all boils down, it’s about you knowing where your food comes from. But, the political fight required to give that information is a significant one, and the impact on food producers shouldn’t be ignored. Get informed from the Bismarck Tribune.

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Manitoba Consides Replacing 80 Kilometers of Dike on the Assiniboine

The $245 million (canadian dollars) plan would replace existing dikes that are as much as a hundred years old and protect to flows up to 23,000 CFS. The article also outlines other flood protection projects being explored by the province.

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Pipelines, Pulses, and Cowboys… The Leader-Post Daily Roudup

Three stories worth passing along from Regina’s Leader-Post. Oil boom triggering cowboy shortage on Prairies: Our appetite for oil is leading to higher prices for the burgers we so love. Wall blasts Ont., Que. for pipeline ‘conditions’: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall calls conditions set by Ontario and Quebec Premiers as ‘out of line’. The issue at

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Assiniboine Water Conference in Regina

The floods of 2011 and 2014 have created a new urgency in developing a comprehensive plan for managing the Assiniboine river and it’s tributaries (the Souris river is a tributary). Jim Olson of KX News provides coverage from the conference in Regina.

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Canadian Postal Service Reducing Services to Save Dollars

The fall of 2015 will see three Saskatchewan communities lose door-to-door service in favor of more affordable community mail boxes.

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