2012: Year in review
PotashCorp miners walk out of the Rocanville potash mine Tuesday night after being rescued from an underground fire on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (David Lipnowski / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:25PM CST
Last Updated Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:43PM CST
Ringing in the New Year is a time of reflection, and that’s no exception for Saskatchewan. 2012 had many exciting headlines.
Staring back in May, the Conservative Government made the contested changes to the Immigrant Nominee Program. Some of the changes included were families being able to apply for the immigration one member at a time.
Another of major story happened in September, when a fire broke out in a potash mine near Rocanville. Twenty miners were stuck underground after the blaze until the air was deemed safe to breathe.
Just a month later, Regina residents learned they would soon be seeing a new face in City Hall. After twelve years as the mayor of Regina, Pat Fiacco announced he would be leaving office. An election soon followed that saw Michael Fougere take the city’s reins,
One issue of the election, and a major issue throughout the year, was the purposed plans for a new stadium for the Queen City. Despite disagreements on a funding model, plans are moving forward, and the stadium is expected to be in use by 2017.
Lastly, the most recent story to make headlines in the province is the Idle No More movement. There have been protests throughout the province and country over the federal government’s lack of consultation with First Nations Leaders when drafting Bill C-45.