Saskatchewan politicians recently wrapped up the spring session of legislature, after riding a rocky road full of heated debate and the many voices of displeased citizens.

"It was super busy with the budget coming down, some really tough decisions were made. However, that was with the goal of having things back to balanced within three years," related Estevan MLA Lori Carr.

"One thing that I noticed was the fact that when we made the decisions in the budget, especially with the item of libraries, we realized that it was wrong at the time. We admitted that it was something that needed to be reversed and we needed to work with them going forward."

She said that another major topic of discussion with ramifications for the southeast area was the impending federal Carbon Tax.

"It's something that the Sask Party and provincial government is going to fight tooth and nail. We've already looked at our options for going to court if they impose that on us."

"We have technology right in our backyard that counters the carbon that's going into the air, and they are not giving us credit for any of that kind of stuff. It's something that we will continue to fight for as a province," Carr added. 

The subject that generated the majority of the fireballs that were thrown back and forth across the chambers was, of course, the budget.

"Probably the part that got the most traction, and I think it was just because of the lobbying that was done, was in regards to the libraries. It was just the way that they are funded, not able to raise any revenues on their own, they are really dependent on us right now."

"Hopefully we will be able to work together and see what we can do going forward," she added.

 Looking ahead, Carr expressed their intention to stay firm on their budget decisions, reiterating that it will put them on track to be balanced three years down the road. 

More Local News

Estevan Walks Together To Help End MS

Another successful MS Walk took place on Sunday afternoon in Estevan, where over 50 walkers came together to help raise money and spread awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. Over 100,000 Canadians…

Dogs Jog For A Cause

Canines in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and personalities gathered together with their owners at the Rotary Park on Sunday afternoon. The 6th annual Dr. Howard Memorial Dog Jog took place,…

Conservatives select Regina M-P as leader

Former Speaker of the House of Commons and longtime Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer has been elected the next leader of the federal Conservative party, the position which has been open since Stephen…

EPS Canine Now Has A Name

After a lengthy contest between the young members of the community, a name has been chosen for the Estevan Police Service's new furry member. It was unveiled at Saturday's bike rodeo at Affinity…

EPS Holds Bicycle Safety Rodeo

A learning experience for the whole family took place on Saturday as the Estevan Police Service held a bicycle safety rodeo at Affinity Place. Although weather forced a somewhat early shut down,…

1200 Block of 4th Street Closes Sunday

It's a busy year for those involved in public works with the City of Estevan. Crews are on the job nearly every day, doing their part to keep the city running and looking nice. That said, some larger…

SaskPower Wants You to Stay Safe on the Farm

SaskPower wants farmers to make safety on the farm a priority this spring. "It's easy to say," explains SaskPower spokesman, Jonathan Tremblay, "but it just takes a few minutes to know where the…

Southeast College Offers First Year Of University At Home

The Southeast College is continuing their commitment with the University of Regina to provide education in the region. As a part of this, students can now take their first year of U of R classes…

Habitat for Humanity Nearing Goal

Members of the Estevan chapter of Habitat for Humanity are getting excited as the time draws near for their first ever build. Doug Barnstable, Chair of Steering Committee for the group, explains that…

Canadian Border Services Warns of New Email Scam

The Canadian Border Serivices Agency is reporting an email scam making the rounds. Someone, posing as a CBSA officer, sends out an email requesting payment for a fine complete with invoice. The CBSA…

Burn With Caution To Avert Fiery Situations

Large, never ending fields of vegetation and a surface relatively devoid of a lot of moisture. It's a great recipe for one of the biggest fears of those who settled the west, wildfires. Fortunately…

Estevan And Weyburn Work Together To Make Arrest

Cooperation between law enforcement in Estevan and Weyburn resulted in the arrest of a 57-year-old Estevan resident, who was accused of theft in Weyburn. He was taken into custody here in the Energy…

Weekend Weather Forecast

Two pressure systems are dominating the weather in southeast Saskatchewan this weekend. "What you're dealing with right now in southeast Saskatchewan," explains regional meteorologist, John Paul…

UPDATE: 4th Street Closure

Following yesterdays closure of the fifteen hundred block of Fourth Street, the same section will be closed again today as crews pave the road way. City Safety Officer Helen Fornwald asks the public…

Seeding Close To Finished In Some Areas Of The Southeast

Things are moving right along when it comes to spring farming activity in the southeast, namely seeding. According to the provincial government's analysis, 80 percent of the crops are in the ground…

Regway Border Officers Find Loaded Gun

On May 15, 2017, at the Regway Border Crossing, border officers located a .380 caliber pistol. The firearm was loaded with a round in the chamber. As a result, a Wisconsin man was arrested and paid a…

Public Works Week Recognizes "Hidden Heroes"

They often perform the jobs that no one else will, the down and dirty, cold and urgent duties that keep the city running. They are the public works professonals, and May 21st to 27th has, for the…

Estevan Lends A Hand For Day Of Caring

They generous spirit of Estevan showed itself once again on Wednesday, as the community came together to lend a hand. It was the United Way's annual Day of Caring, a day for people to take time and…

A Summer Reminder For Pet Owners

Every year, animal owners make the mistake of leaving their pet inside of an overheated vehicle. Animals can sustain brain damage or even die of heat stroke in just fifteen minutes. With the warm…

Watch Out For Farm Equipment

It's that time of year when farmers do what they have done for millenniums, namely, head out to work on their fields. That said, the tools and implements of the trade have changed quite a bit since… is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

FaceBook For Business

30 May 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Days Inn Taylorton Room

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan, Caregiver Support Group

31 May 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Contact: Eunice Massett - (306) 637-2600

3D Printer Orientation – By appointment

01 June 2017 12:00 am

Estevan Public Library, Estevan

TD Summer Reading Club - Date to be announced

01 June 2017 12:00 am

Estevan Public Library, Estevan

Parent Café

01 June 2017 10:00 am

Estevan Public Library, Estevan

The Walkers and Talkers Club

01 June 2017 10:30 am

Estevan Public Library, Estevan

DIY Card Making

01 June 2017 2:00 pm

Estevan Public Library, Estevan