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The decision by the Saskatchewan government to restore funding for regional and municipal libraries to the 2016-17 funding levels came as a huge relief for Chinook Regional Library Director Dr. Jean McKendry, who was preparing to implement some drastic measures after a large reduction in funding to libraries in the 2017-18 provincial budget.

From April 28-30, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) will hold its 54th Annual Gathering at The Resort at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in partnership with the Archaeological Society of Alberta — Southeastern Centre. 

The Frenchman River Gospel Jam Board of Directors is pleased to announce Paul Brandt, Link Union and The Brown Family as the 2017 FRGJ Headliners for the August Long Weekend from August 4 - 6, at Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre in Shaunavon.

The Government of Saskatchewan announced today that it will be restoring funding for Saskatchewan libraries back to the 2016-17 funding levels to ensure that regional and municipal libraries and the interlibrary loan services remain operational.  Today’s announcement will provide $4.8 million in addition to the $3.5 million that was announced on budget day, March 22.

The Chinook School Division will have to implement significant structural changes, including some staff reductions, to deal with a budget shortfall of 7.3 per cent.

The Cypress Health Region is facing a significant financial challenge as a result of a decrease of about seven per cent in funding in the recently announced 2017-18 provincial budget.

Saskatchewan’s first public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights for the 2017 fiscal year raised $1.3 million dollars last week.

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