Saskatchewan recognizes the second annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 7. The day is set aside each year to raise awareness about wildfire safety and to encourage people to take steps to protect their homes, neighbourhoods and communities. “This day takes on a special significance this year, given the dramatic events in […]
Construction of a new regional long term care facility located in Swift Current known as “The Meadows” is complete, on-time and on-budget. Premier Brad Wall was on hand as builders officially handed keys over to the Cypress Health Region, who own and will operate the facility. “Long-term care residents in Swift Current and area present […]
To all the volunteers, organizer and constituents I want to give you a heartfelt thank you for all of your hard work over the campaign month. I am so very honoured and proud to be representing the people of Saskatoon Northwest once again.
Premier Brad Wall announced that the first session of the newly-elected Legislative Assembly will begin on Tuesday, May 17 with the election of the Speaker in the morning followed by the Throne Speech that afternoon. Wall said the government will focus on its election commitment to keep Saskatchewan strong. “Earlier this month, Saskatchewan people gave […]
The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Housing Coalition, announced a new rental housing project in Saskatoon. The project consists of 20 studio-style units for at-risk individuals who are unable to find or maintain secure housing without support services. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public […]
Summer is park season in Saskatchewan and avid campers will be able to book their provincial park campsites beginning Monday, April 11. The campsite reservation launch, which typically happens in March, has been moved to April for 2016 to avoid overlap with the upcoming provincial election. As in 2015, the launch will be staggered over […]
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed January 27, Family Literacy Day. Family Literacy Day is celebrated across Canada to encourage families to strengthen their literacy skills together. In 2015-16, the Ministry of Education allocated $2.4 million for literacy initiatives including the Family Literacy Initiative Program (FLIP). FLIP is a provincial network of community organizations that […]
In December 2015, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the lowest rate among provinces and well below the national average of 7.1 per cent. Saskatchewan has maintained the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for 26 of the last 27 months. “Despite the economic challenges caused by low oil prices, Saskatchewan had the […]
Visitation to provincial parks set a new record in 2015 with nearly 3.9 million visits, while the Government of Saskatchewan fulfilled its commitment of investing an additional $10 million over four years into the provincial park system. Preparations are under way for another busy year in 2016. Park user fees cover approximately 60 per cent […]
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