Saskatchewan politician dies

Flags at the Saskatchewan Legislature were lowered to half-mast after

the Nov. 30 death of Saskatchewan Party MLA Rudi Peters.

The longtime rural politician and farmer was 63, and had been fighting

cancer for 18 months.

Peters was elected the MLA for Battleford-Cut Knife in 1999 after

spending 14 years as a rural municipal councillor and eight years on

the board of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.

He had announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election.

Saskatchewan Party leader Elwin Hermanson noted Peters’ desire to serve

the people of the province.

“At a point in his life when many other people might have been thinking

about retirement, Rudi decided to take on a new challenge by entering

provincial politics.”

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