Saskatchewan deficit down to $595 million

first_img Higher Saskatchewan sales tax in budget that eats away at deficit Keywords Saskatchewan Canadian Press Related news Saskatchewan’s credit rating downgraded Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Third-quarter revenue is expected to come in at $13.9 billion, down $222 million or 1.6% from budget estimates.The government says that’s largely the result of lower than expected 2016 assessments for personal and corporate income taxes.Also readHealthy growth in the PrairiesExpenses are projected to decline by 1.8%, thanks in part to a large reduction in crop insurance claims.Finance Minister Donna Harpauer says in a statement that her goal is to balance the budget by the 2019-2020 fiscal year.“Our economy is performing well and is expected to post positive growth for the first time in two years,” Harpauer said Friday. “We will meet our fiscal challenges by controlling spending and ensuring we do what we can to help keep our economy strong.” Highlights of the 2018 Saskatchewan budget Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Saskatchewan government’s latest fiscal update shows a dip in the provincial deficit forecast and a slight slip in provincial revenue and expenses.The third-quarter report projects the 2017-2018 deficit will be $595 million — down $101 million from the red ink outlined in the last budget. last_img read more

400 Motorcycles for JCF This Year

first_imgAdvertisements 400 Motorcycles for JCF This Year National SecurityMay 15, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, makes a point during his presentation in the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 13. RelatedFive-Year Low for Serious and Violent Crimes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPolice Fatal Shootings Down 40 Per Centcenter_img RelatedJDF to Design and Construct Storage Facility at Forensic Lab The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is slated to purchase 400 motorcycles at an estimated cost of US$2.5 million during the 2014/15 fiscal year.This is stated in a Ministry Paper tabled by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting during the sitting of the House of Representatives on May 13.According to the Paper, vehicles will augment the resources dedicated to community policing. The aim is to equip each police station with a minimum of two patrol teams to enable detailed systematic patrols of all communities.“According to the JCF, these motorcycle patrols present a low cost opportunity for significant increased police patrol and presence in the short-term,” the document said.Earlier this year, the Force’s operational capacity was further boosted, with the acquisition of 13 motorcycles and two pick-up vans to its fleet.The motorcycles were deployed to its traffic division in the parishes of Kingston, St. James, Manchester, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann and St. Catherine, while the pick-ups are being used to patrol the activities along the North-South corridor of Highway 2000. 400 Motorcycles for JCF This YearJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe JCF is slated to purchase 400 motorcycles at an estimated cost of US$2.5 million during the 2014/15 fiscal year.Vehicles will augment the resources dedicated to community policing. The aim is to equip each police station with a minimum of two patrol teams to enable detailed systematic patrols of all communities.last_img read more

Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 11

first_imgBelow are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 31-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2011 season with the following point system:No. 1 – 7 pointsNo. 2 – 6 pointsNo. 3 – 5 pointsNo. 4 – 4 pointsNo. 5 – 3 pointsNo. 6 – 2 pointsNo. 7 – 1 pointTo hear our full explanation for our respective lists, click HERE.Luke Jones’ Top 7 …7) Ed Reed6) Pernell McPhee5) Lardarius Webb4) Bernard Pollard3) Joe Flacco2) Ray Rice1) Torrey SmithDrew Forrester’s Top 7 …7) Bryant McKinnie6) Ed Reed5) Lardarius Webb4) Ray Rice3) Joe Flacco2) Bernard Pollard1) Torrey SmithSEASON TO DATE:Luke Jones:1. Ray Rice (36 points)2. Joe Flacco (32 points)3. Terrell Suggs (29 points)4. Haloti Ngata (25 points)5. Anquan Boldin (20 points)6. Torrey Smith (18 points)6. Lardarius Webb (14 points)8. Bernard Pollard (11 points)9. Cary Williams (10 points)9. Bryant McKinnie (10 points)11. Ed Reed (9 points)12. Ray Lewis (8 points)12. Terrence Cody (8 points)12. Billy Cundiff (8 points)15. Ed Dickson (7 points)15. Dennis Pitta (7 points)17. David Reed (6 points)18. Jarret Johnson (5 points)19. Sam Koch (4 points)20. Cory Redding (3 points)20. Jameel McClain (3 points)20. Paul Kruger (3 points)23. Pernell McPhee (2 points)24. Matt Birk (1 point)24. Ben Grubbs (1 point)Drew Forrester:1. Joe Flacco (35 points)2. Ray Rice (26 points)3. Terrell Suggs (22 points)4. Lardarius Webb (20 points)5. Haloti Ngata (18 points)5. Torrey Smith (18 points)7. Anquan Boldin (17 points)8. Bernard Pollard (15 points)9. Cary Williams (14 points)10. Bryant McKinnie (13 points)10. Dennis Pitta (13 points)10. Ed Dickson (13 points)13. Ray Lewis (12 points)13. Ed Reed (12 points)15. Billy Cundiff (9 points)16. Sam Koch (7 points)17. Paul Kruger (6 points)18. Jarret Johnson (5 points)19. Jameel McClain (4 points)19. Marshal Yanda (4 points)21. Andre Gurode (2 points)22. Cory Redding (1 point)last_img read more

Villa, Bradley highlight MLS All-Star picks by fans

first_imgNEW YORK,United States (AP): New York City FC’s David Villa, Toronto’s Michael Bradley and Chicago’s Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the fan selections for next month’s Major League Soccer All-Star Game. Schweinsteiger was on Germany’s 2014 World Cup team. He is joined on the MLS squad by Chicago Fire teammate Nemanja Nikolic as first-time All-Stars. The MLS team will face Real Madrid and possibly star Cristiano Ronaldo on August. 2 at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Nikolic, who joined the Fire this season, leads MLS with 16 goals through 19 games. “It’s really a fantastic feeling that I will be part of this team and we can represent the league. We will play against the best team in the world with the best player in the world, and I hope everybody will enjoy this,” Nikolic said. “We can be proud.” Atlanta United defender Greg Garza and teammate Miguel Almiron are also first-time All-Stars. Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the Chicago Rapids will anchor a back line that includes fellow US national players DaMarcus Beasley of the Houston Dynamo and Graham Zusi of Sporting Kansas City. Orlando’s Kaka completes the 10 fan selections. The 11th starter is Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, who was picked in a vote tied to EA Sports’ FIFA 17 video game. The All-Star XI along with MLS team affiliation: Goalkeeper: Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids). Defenders: Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo). Midfielders: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Kaka (Orlando City SC), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC). Forwards: David Villa (New York City FC), Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago Fire), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC).last_img read more