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Tisdale resuming local event grant

Tisdale resuming local event grant

By Jessica R. Durling, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Town of Tisdale is resuming a grant in partnership with the Canalta Hotel to fund Tisdale-hosted multi-day events including tournaments, competitions, conventions and festivals. The tourism and marketing grant was suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic restrictions on events. Past funded events have included provincial curling championships, Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association (SCHA)…

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Oil is rebounding, but rural municipalities are waiting on their bills

Oil is rebounding, but rural municipalities are waiting on their bills

By Nick Pearce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Rural municipalities in northwest Saskatchewan are chasing after millions of dollars in unpaid taxes from struggling oil companies as prices rebound. They hope to recover the money as the West Texas Intermediate oil price fetches near $70 per barrel after cratering during the pandemic. If they can’t, rural ratepayers may be left holding the bag.…

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Q&A: U of S researcher pushes the limits on pulses

Q&A: U of S researcher pushes the limits on pulses

By Nick Pearce, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A University of Saskatchewan scientist sees a future where grocery bags come from pulse seeds. Dr. Yongfeng Ai has received $2.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to spur research aiming to draw more value from plants like peas, fava beans, lentils and chickpeas. Ai spoke to the StarPhoenix about how his research works on…

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