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Community powering through as outage continues in parts of Beechy, Sask., surrounding area

Natalie Braun’s children outside after being hit with a massive storm earlier in the week.

Beechy is one of several Saskatchewan communities that is still waiting for power to fully come back following wind and snowstorms earlier in the week. Natalie Braun is a Beechy resident and said the community has been hit pretty hard. Read more: Winter storm wreaks havoc throughout southern Saskatchewan …

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SGI to allow more employees to work from home following employee concerns

SGI to allow more employees to work from home following employee concerns

Following concerns from employees about rejected requests to work from home, an email obtained by Global News shows SGI is taking a new approach on remote work. “Those who can work effectively at home are encouraged to work remotely, with their manager’s permission,” the email to employees reads. “If …

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Federal carbon tax cost SaskPower customers $83M in 2019-20, says annual report

Federal carbon tax cost SaskPower customers $83M in 2019-20, says annual report

SaskPower collected $83 million from the implementation of the federal carbon tax, which helped drive up revenues for 2019-20. The carbon tax, which went into effect April 1 of last year, raked in $49 million for 2019 and another $34 million in 2020 from customers. The money is being set …

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Saskatchewan Crown corporations plan for employees to return to office

Saskatchewan Crown corporations plan for employees to return to office

As Saskatchewan continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, there’s been a lot of questions surrounding Crown corporation employees returning to work. The majority of workers have been doing their job from home since the middle of March, after the province declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic on March …

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SaskPower sees decrease in peak electricity loads

SaskPower sees decrease in peak electricity loads

SaskPower says it saw a decrease in electricity usage, but added the best apples-to-apples comparison is to compare it to the same time period last year. The Crown corporation said peak load requirements for the period between March 15 to April 26 were 220 megawatts (MW), which was 6.7 per …

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