The minimum wage in Saskatchewan will increase to $10.96 an hour, from $10.72 an hour, on October 1, 2017.
The increase was calculated using an indexation formula that has been used since 2011.
Saskatchewan’s legislation provides for an annual review based on changes to the consumer price index and the average hourly wage for the previous year. Any changes to the minimum wage are announced by June 30. Changes take effect October 1.
There are approximately 49,900 minimum wage and low wage earners in Saskatchewan. The majority are women (62 per cent in 2016) and youth ages 15-19 (35 per cent). Nearly 70 per cent of low wage earners work in retail or accommodation and food services.
For more information on minimum wage, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.
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Every year the town receives a number of complaints regarding the parking of trailers on streets. There are complaints of detached trailers on the street as well as trailers being parked on the street for extended periods of time. To address, these issues Town Council has amended ‘ bylaw No 1-88 that regulates the operation of vehicles within the town.
Under the amendment, the parking of all types of detached trailers on town streets is prohibited. Trailers that are attached to vehicles cannot be parked on streets for more than 24 hours after which they must be removed from town streets for 48 consecutive hours.
Bylaw enforcement officers will work with residents to ensure compliance with the new amendment.
The Town of Gull Lake will be delivering the “Gull Lake Newsbreak” 60-second spot Thursday mornings on Eagle FM 94.1. Both the Town of Shaunavon (Talk of the Town) and the Town of Eastend (Discover Eastend) have similar weekly spots on CJSN.
The 60-second spot will give local community news, for Gull Lake. The first broadcast will air Thursday, September 7th between 7:50am and 8:00am. Be sure to tune in each week at the same time to the Eagle 94.1 to get your local news.