Blake Campbell, mayor of the Town of Gull Lake, presented a $1,000 cheque to Norma Berger. She was representing the Gull Lake Handi-Van committee today. The committee is just shy of their fundraising goal to purchase a new van for the community.
Inflation in Saskatchewan increased 1.4 per cent in January over the same period in 2014, second-highest year-over-year increase among the provinces, next to Ontario at 1.6 per cent, and above the national average increase of 1.0 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Thursday. But the cost of the basket of goods that makes up consumer price index (CPI) in Saskatchewan actually declined slightly (0.1 per cent) in January compared with December, the federal agency said.
Average weekly earnings in Saskatchewan increased 3.5 per cent year-over-year in December, which was tied for second-highest percentage increase among the provinces, Statistics Canada said Thursday. Saskatchewan’s average weekly wage of $995.91 was ranked third, behind Alberta at $1,163.01 and Newfoundland and Labrador at $1,011.25.