News

March 04, 2016

Do the Math Before Getting a Payday Loan

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) wants to remind consumers that borrowing money from a payday loan lender is costly.

March 04, 2016

International Women's Day and 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in Saskatchewan

Each year since 1975, March 8 has been designated by the United Nations as International Women’s Day.  This day is an opportunity to recognize Saskatchewan women and girls who are leaders and role models in their communities.  Resilience: The Strength of Women Living with Disability is Saskatchewan’s theme for this year’s International Women’s Day.

March 04, 2016

Two More Businesses Told to Stop Selling Binary Options

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) issued two temporary cease trade orders on March 1, 2016, against LBinary and Chelestra Limited, and Options Rider and Option One (Aust) Pty Ltd.  The orders expire on March 14, 2016, and may be extended as necessary.

March 03, 2016

Police-Based Victim Services Position Added in La Loche

An additional Police-based Victim Services position is being created in La Loche to address the immediate need for additional victims services in the community.  The Ministry of Justice is providing annual funding of nearly $60,000 plus administrative expenses, to North Sask Victim Services Inc. for this new position.

March 03, 2016

Save Money with Saskatchewan Tax Credits

Over the next several weeks, millions of Canadians will prepare and file their income tax forms for the 2015 taxation year.  The good news if you’re living in Saskatchewan is a number of provincial tax credits are available that can help keep your taxes low.

March 03, 2016

New Advertising Rules Benefit Car Buyers

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) wants buyers to know the rules have changed when it comes to advertising vehicle prices in Saskatchewan.

March 02, 2016

Saskatchewan IT Company Wins Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Tender

The Government of Saskatchewan has awarded a five-year, $38 million dollar information technology deal to WBM Office Systems, a Saskatchewan-based company with offices in Regina and Saskatoon.  WBM won the tender on the basis of “best value” that the government recently made the standard for those ministries that previously selected on the basis of lowest cost.

March 02, 2016

Anglers Reminded to Remove Ice Fishing Shelters

Ice fishing season is slowly winding down and this means that all fishing shelters south of Highway 16 must be removed by March 15 and shelters in areas north of Highway 16 must be removed by March 31.

March 02, 2016

Watch Out for Unregistered Sellers of Binary Options

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) issued two decisions on February 19, 2016, against unregistered companies acting as online dealers for investment in binary options.  The decisions in both matters determined that binary options are considered securities and are subject to Saskatchewan’s securities legislation.