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The following news present significant events from the past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is providing $741M to the Ministry of Highways. The funding will support the improvement and maintenance of highways, transportation routes, railway infrastructure, and road safety.

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The federal, provincial, and municipal governments are providing $45M to fund green infrastructure projects throughout Saskatchewan. The projects will focus on increasing drinking water supplies, effective wastewater treatment, and ensuring the soil and groundwater remain uncontaminated.

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  • Added on 2024-03-26
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Women Building Futures is receiving $2.6M through the Women and Skilled Trades Initiative to provide more training opportunities for unemployed and underemployed women in Ontario and Saskatchewan. The funding will increase opportunities and support for women who wish to pursue and sustain careers in the skilled trades industry.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is developing a tool to assist pork production companies in making business decisions related to animal welfare and sustainability goals. The tool will be validated and tested later in 2024 and the final product will be available by early 2025.

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  • Added on 2024-03-25
  • Saskatoon–Biggar Region, SK

The Government of Saskatchewan is allocating an additional $160K to the Lloydminster Interval Home Society (LIHS), nearing a total of $358K in operational funding. LIHS operates a 24-hour domestic violence emergency safe shelter for women and children, providing critical services and supports for domestic violence survivors.

  • Other type of event
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Added on 2024-03-25
  • Prince Albert Region, SK

The City of Swift Current recently awarded LMO Landscaping a $249K contract to construct a pair of retaining walls for the Chinook Parkway expansion project. There is currently no start date for work, however the project is scheduled for completion by late summer or early fall 2024.

The City of Swift Current recently awarded Southwest Paving Ltd. with a $191K pathway paving contract. The paving work will address potential dangers for pedestrians crossing from Highway 4 to Adams Street. Work will begin once the weather permits.

The City of Swift Current recently awarded United Paving Ltd. with a $415K pavement maintenance contract. The maintenance will address paving failures, deficiencies, and freeze-thaw spring damages. Depending on the weather, work will either begin in late April 2024 or early May 2024.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget will support capital improvements and ongoing maintenance of provincial and regional parks. The budget will allot $1.2M to the Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association and $15M towards capital and infrastructure.

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  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is providing $1.5B to the Ministry of Social Services, a 7.8% increase from the previous year. The funding will support income assistance services, implementing new approaches to homelessness, enhancing services for people with disabilities, and improving services for at-risk families, children, and youth.

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  • Health care and social assistance
  • Added on 2024-03-20
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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating $556.9M in direct support of Saskatchewan's municipalities, a 10.7% increase from last year's budget. The funding includes a record investment of $340.2M in municipal revenue sharing and $163.7M in municipal infrastructure.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is providing $731.8M towards maintaining and protecting public safety throughout the province. Some initiatives include: $228.1M to fund RCMP operations, $21.6M for the First Nations Policing Program, $37M for the Saskatoon Remand Centre Expansion, and $2.1M to enhance enforcement efforts.

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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating a record $574M for mental health and addictions services, a 10.9% increase from the previous year. The funding will increase hospital-based services and physician visits, and expand mental health and addiction care services.

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  • Health care and social assistance
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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is providing $140M to the Ministry of Environment. The funding will support clean electricity projects and the conservation and development of Crown resource land.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is doubling the annual tax credit cap for the Saskatchewan Technology Startup Incentive from $3.5M to $7M. The budget will also expand eligibility to include cleantech startup investments.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating $570.6M to the agriculture industry, a $22.4M increase from last year's budget. The funding will support risk management programs, irrigation development, and agricultural research.

  • Other type of event
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating $255.2M to First Nation and Métis communities, a $6.1M increase from the previous year. Some highlights include: $21.6M for on-reserve policing, $20.1M for preventative supports, $19.8M for Indigenous post-secondary education, and $400K for partnership projects and sponsorships.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget will provide funding to support labour force growth and development. Some initiatives include: $78.8M for workforce development programs, $1.5M towards construction-related apprentice training, $856K to the Immigrant Nominee Program, and $4.1M for training and supporting health occupations.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating $20.1M to the Saskatchewan Research Council. The funding will support innovation and technology commercialization in the manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil and gas, nuclear, and critical minerals industries.

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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is providing $12.27B to the healthcare sector. The Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority will receive a 10.6% and 5.6% budget increase respectively to support cancer care advancements, specialized medical imaging services, and access to primary and acute care.

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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget will support international engagement and business incentives. The province is launching a new trade and investment website and plans to grow and maintain private capital investments to $16B annually.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating $793M to the post-secondary sector, a 3.7% increase from the previous year. In part, the funding will support health training programs, capital for key infrastructure projects and Indigenous post-secondary education outcomes.

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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is providing a record $3.3B to the Ministry of Education, an 8.1% increase from last year’s budget. The funding will support 11 new or consolidated school projects, five renovations, and the planning for nine new schools.

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Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget is allocating over $250M to support the justice system and public safety. The funding will support initiatives for second-stage shelters, providing services to individuals and families impacted by interpersonal violence and abuse, enhancing courtroom safety and efficiency, and expand experiential learning placements in Public Prosecutions for law students.

Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget includes investments in the mining and energy sectors. The province is providing $210M to support programs focused on critical mineral exploration and establishing a new multilateral well drilling program.

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  • Week of 2024-03-18 to 2024-03-22
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing over $19M to six irrigation districts through the Irrigation Rehabilitation Program. The funding will support water resource management, irrigation infrastructure management, and future development opportunities.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is allocating an additional $1M to the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. The funding will provide 150 more training seats, increasing the number of apprentices in skilled trades within the province.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Milky Way Ice Cream in Regina has recently reopened for the season.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $560M to support healthcare improvements in Saskatchewan. The funding will support family health, recruitment efforts, acute and urgent care, modernization efforts, mental health and substance use support, and home care and long-term care facilities.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The École Ducharme School in Moose Jaw is expanding its Francophone child-care venue by 30 spots. The daycare will be recruiting four staff members in October 2024 — an assistant director and supervisor have already been hired. Registration opens in November 2024.

      moosejawtoday.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $6M to the Saskatchewan Research Council's rare earth processing facility in Saskatoon. The funding will support improved mineral processing and the development of an automated metal smelting process.

      cbc.ca
    • The federal and provincial governments are providing $34M to five northeast Saskatchewan communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The funding will support upgrades to their water and sewer systems.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The federal, provincial, and municipal governments are providing over $8.2M to support 12 projects upgrading or replacing bridges and culverts in communities across Saskatchewan.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2024-03-11 to 2024-03-15
    • Southeast and south-central Saskatchewan are receiving over $2.3M through the Canada Coal Transition Initiative. The funding supports eight infrastructure projects in communities with coal-fired power to encourage tourism, business development, and employment initiatives.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is piloting a new model for independently operated, publicly funded nurse practitioner clinics. The clinics are part of the province’s initiative to enhance and expand the use of nurse practitioners, which includes creating 25 new nurse practitioner positions over the next year.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The First Nations University of Canada in Regina launched a new four-year Indigenous journalism and communication arts program in March. The first intake of students will be in fall 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is allocating $15M to the Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan. The funding will provide $3M annually over five years to support ongoing operations in crop breeding, technology development, and bioinformatics and data analytics services.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $108K to the First Nations University of Canada. The funding will support new Indigenous Teacher Education Programs, allowing graduates to teach Indigenous practices or teach in an Indigenous language.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The YWCA is opening a new second-hand furniture and appliances shop in Regina’s Warehouse District. The shop is expected to open in spring 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Bourgault Curling Centre in Melfort is progressing to phase 2 of the revitalization project. Demolition will begin in April 2024 and conclude by fall 2024.

      northeastnow.com
    • Agriculture and Agri-Food is providing over $97M to the Agricultural Clean Technology Program. The program will support 162 projects across Canada, helping farmers and agri-businesses in developing and adopting clean technologies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

      farmnewsnow.com
    • The federal, provincial, and municipal government are providing $128.1M to build an indoor aquatic facility in Regina. The facility will be heated by geothermal energy and a deep Geothermal Heating Facility will also be constructed with the funding.

      canada.ca
    • The City of Humboldt launched a new online building and development ePermit system. The system allows developers, builders, and residents to apply for permits, track application progress, and request inspections.

      sasktoday.ca
  • Week of 2024-03-04 to 2024-03-08
    • The St. John Community School in Prince Albert has recently opened a new 50-space daycare.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is launching The Saskatchewan Labour Market Strategy. This initiative will address labour needs by preparing people for current and emerging jobs through post-secondary training and increasing employment opportunities for Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and international recruitment.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The provincial government and two other organizations are providing nine new Supportive Family Living Program spaces across Saskatchewan. The program provides a home-like environment with 24-hour access to services and support for vulnerable families caring for children.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is opening a new Breast Health Centre in Regina within the 2024-25 fiscal year. This centre is part of the province’s initiative to increase support in screening, detecting, and treating breast cancer patients.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Town of Rocanville will begin construction on the $4M pool project in March 2024. The new indoor pool is expected to be completed by the end of 2024, and operational by 2025.

      world-spectator.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $100K to artsvest Saskatchewan and extending it by one more year. The program encourages sponsorship and training opportunities through private sector investments in arts, culture, and heritage organizations.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Broadview Union Hospital is expanding emergency room access by four hours a day, Monday through Friday, starting March 4, 2024. Local physicians will be available at the emergency room during the day, while virtual physician coverage will be available in the evenings.

      saskhealthauthority.ca
    • Salthaven West, a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Regina, is looking for new interns interested in wildlife veterinary care. The application deadline is March 15, 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • Elevate Aviation will be hosting a workshop promoting career opportunities in the aviation industry to women. The workshop will be held at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport on May 31, 2024.

      moosejawtoday.com
    • The federal and provincial governments are providing $51M to fund 34 infrastructure projects throughout Saskatchewan. The projects will focus on ensuring safe and reliable drinking water supplies and effective wastewater treatment.

      canada.ca
    • The University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine is launching a new accredited dermatology program at their Regina campus in July 2024. There is one postgraduate position available in 2024 and a second one available in 2025.

      usask.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200K to Family Service Saskatchewan. The funding will support the Rapid Access Counselling for Suicide Loss Program which will be available in-person, virtually, and over the phone throughout the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $880K to YWCA Regina. The funding will support Joan's Place, a temporary emergency shelter that opened in February 2024, in becoming a 20-space permanent enhanced emergency shelter for women.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $41.3M to the City of Saskatoon through the Housing Accelerator Fund. The funding will expedite 940 housing units over the next three years.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-26 to 2024-03-01
    • Wolseley Memorial Union Hospital recently reopened the emergency room, which had been closed for four years. A full range of medical services will be offered in Fall 2024, when renovations are completed on the rest of the hospital.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Northlands College Canoe Campus in La Ronge recently opened a dental therapy lab and café. Both facilities will allow students to develop their skills and gain hands-on experience within their professions.

      larongenow.com
    • Northern Sight Eyecare, located in Tisdale, opened in November 2023. The clinic is run by two optometrists and two additional employees.

      sasktoday.ca
    • CAA Battery Depot in Regina is reopening after extensive fire damage shut down the business last year. Of the previous 13 staff members, some will operate the new store or transfer to other CAA locations while others have retired or were laid off.

      leaderpost.com
    • The federal and provincial government are providing $130K to build two Habitat for Humanity homes in Regina. The two homes will be constructed on donated land and residents are scheduled to move in by summer 2024.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $139K to support emergency planning efforts in two northeast Saskatchewan communities, which consist of Watson and Rose Valley along with their partnered municipalities. The communities are looking to hire an emergency management co-ordinator to facilitate their regional emergency management program.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $11M to Pulse Canada. The funding is part of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership and will support key pulse crop research at the University of Saskatchewan and other institutes across the country.

      usask.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-19 to 2024-02-23
    • The North Battleford City Council approved a contract with Omni Sport Inc. to build a new outdoor rink. The city is allocating a $175K budget for the rink project.

      battlefordsnow.com
    • Suncrest College is offering a new provincial Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Diploma program at their Yorkton campus beginning fall 2024. The 28-month program will be accepting six students for the first annual intake and is currently accepting applications until May 15, 2024.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Apex Adventure Plex, an indoor gymnasium, has recently opened in Regina’s Warehouse District. The facility has a trampoline park, bubble soccer, and a ninja obstacle course.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Sweetgrass First Nation reserve has recently begun construction of a new school. The $39.5M facility will include spaces for traditional knowledge teachings, outdoor learning spaces, a gym, a dental office, and a daycare.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing an additional $32M to add 45 new relocatable classrooms throughout the province. Most of the additional funding will be allocated to Regina and Saskatoon, however other communities across the province are also included.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing a $200K emergency grant to the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO). The funds will help RSO stay operational until fall 2024 and help modernize their business model.

      cbc.ca
    • Eagle Feather News, a Saskatoon-based newspaper, is temporarily suspending operations due to a drop in ad revenue. The company is at risk of closing permanently.

      sasknow.com
    • The University of Regina is re-launching the journalism program after a one-year pause. The revitalized program is the only undergraduate journalism degree in the country to offer a mandatory paid internship.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Porter Airlines will be adding daily flights between Saskatoon and Toronto-Pearson Airport starting May 16, 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Humboldt Co-op is building a new fertilizer blending and storage facility. Companies and contractors to oversee the project and to work on construction, concrete work, and groundwork have already been hired. Construction of the $7M building will begin in May 2024 and is set to conclude in fall 2024.

      sasktoday.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-12 to 2024-02-16
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offering tuition-free micro-credential courses related to supporting a clean, low carbon economy. The courses are funded by the Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery and the Government of Canada and will be free for participants until March 31, 2024.

      discovermoosejaw.com
    • The Government of Canada and WestJet are providing support to increase the frequency of seasonal flights between Saskatoon and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The airline will offer the route between cities on a daily basis starting on April 28, 2024, and run through October 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Rural Municipality of Wawken is providing $185K to the Moosomin Airport Expansion Project, with the total funding nearing $3.3M. The new runway will be the third longest in Saskatchewan, allowing accommodation for the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance and other commercial interests.

      world-spectator.com
    • The Souris Valley Daycare opened in Oungre on February 1st. The day care currently has six employees and is looking to add more staff to the team.

      discoverweyburn.com
    • The Government of Canada provided $1M to the Saskatoon Open Door Society to expand their Women’s Business Hub program. The program assists immigrant women entrepreneurs in starting a business and developing their skills.

      globalnews.ca
    • Good to Go Limousine recently opened and will be providing shuttle services in the Carlyle-Arcola area. In addition to group and individual shuttle services, the company will offer day trips to Estevan, Weyburn, and Regina. The company hopes to add more vehicles to the fleet in the future.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Favorito Cook & Bake House has recently opened a second location in Regina.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $35M to the City of Regina through the Housing Accelerator Fund. The funding will expedite 1000 building permits approvals by the end of 2026.

      leaderpost.com
    • Community Futures is offering free virtual business-training sessions for the second year. Each session features a stand-alone topic and will be led by Saskatchewan business owners and field experts. The next session begins in March, and new sessions will be offered throughout the year.

      discoverhumboldt.com
    • The Community Arts Mentorship Program is currently looking to hire six musicians for their Teachers in Schools program. The program provides music instruction to schools located in remote and underserved Indigenous communities.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Louis Dreyfus Company is building a pea protein production plant in Yorkton. The plant is expected to employ 60 people when operational. Construction will begin in 2024 and will be completed by the end of 2025.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2024-02-05 to 2024-02-09
    • The Regina Humane Society recently opened their new Animal Community Centre. The $28M facility has more space, a new vet clinic, and a classroom for educational purposes.

      cbc.ca
    • A new Family Pizza restaurant recently opened in Tisdale. The restaurant currently has six employees and is looking to hire some students to work during peak hours.

      sasktoday.ca
    • A new school recently opened in Carrot River. The Carrot River Valley School is currently housing students from Grade 5 to 12 and will start accepting students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in the fall 2024.

      northeastnow.com
    • Seven paramedics from Australia have started training at Medavie Health Services West in Saskatoon. Medavie Health Services West has an ongoing recruitment program in Australia and once the paramedics have completed training, they will be working within the community.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Regina Food Bank is opening a new community food hub in downtown Regina. The facility will mimic a grocery store set-up and is scheduled to open in summer 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan and the N?wo-Y?tina Friendship Centre recently opened 20 new supportive housing units in Regina. As part of the Provincial Approach to Homelessness initiative, Nutr Mayzoon (Our House) will operate the spaces until March 31, 2025.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Two apartment developments are underway in the City of Swift Current. The project in Springs Valley has already begun groundwork, while the development in Sask Valley has obtained a development permit.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • The Prince Albert Victoria Hospital is constructing a new acute care tower. The construction contract is estimated to be close to $900M and will increase overall hospital capacity by 40%. Construction is expected to start in the spring 2024 and be completed in 2028.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Mitacs and Petroleum Technology Research Centre - Sustainable Energy of Regina have partnered on a new four-year program aimed at sustainability and “cleantech” research and development. Together, the companies are providing more than $6M to fund the program from 2024 to 2028.

      sasktoday.ca
  • Week of 2024-01-29 to 2024-02-02
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $124K to fund 15 emergency shelter spaces operated by the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan. The funding is part of the Provincial Approach to Homelessness initiative and will enable the Willow Lodge in Moose Jaw to open and operate 15 shelter spaces from January to March.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Orano Canada Inc. and Denison Mines Corp. are planning to restart uranium mining operations at the McClean North deposit in 2025. The companies are allocating a $7M budget to prepare the existing mining site throughout 2024.

      globenewswire.com
    • The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is opening its tenth career centre. The facility, located in La Loche, will draw on connections with industry partners to assist Indigenous peoples and communities in seeking employment and skill development opportunities.

      sasknow.com
    • North West College is opening a new learning centre in North Battleford. The centre will have five classrooms and is offering daytime programs ranging from adult basic education, social work, trades, and psychiatric nursing.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The City of Prince Albert is considering a reduction in its paratransit services due to funding constraints. The City may eliminate 4, 000 weekend and evening rides, and reduce daytime and weekend trips.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • New Beginnings is opening a new thrift store in Swift Current. The organization is purchasing and renovating a historic building to house the new store, which will open in August.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • The Moosomin Visual Arts Centre is opening in early February and will be providing classes six to seven days a week. The centre is currently accepting applications for a new after-school program that is already underway.

      world-spectator.com
    • The Town of Wawota is providing an additional $190K to the Moosomin Airport Expansion Project, pushing the total funding over $3M. The new runway will be the third longest in Saskatchewan, allowing accommodation for the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance and other commercial interests.

      world-spectator.com
    • The City of North Battleford is spending $150K to explore replacement options for the Access Communication Centre. The study will focus on possible sites, operational and capital costs, and what features will be included in the new arena.

      battlefordsnow.com
    • The Woodland Veterinary Clinic in Meadow Lake is permanently closing in June 2024.

      meadowlakenow.com
    • Carmichael Outreach is opening an overnight warming centre until the end of May. The warming centre is replacing the warming bus provided by the City of Regina and is estimated to serve 60 people nightly.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2024-01-22 to 2024-01-26
    • Estevan Flower Crew, a flower arrangement and gift store, will have a soft opening this week and a grand opening in early February. The shop employs five people and is located in Estevan’s Scotsburn Square.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The federal and provincial governments and a collection of agricultural industry groups are spending more than $7M on livestock and forage research. A total of 38 projects will receive funding, on topics such as disease prevention and development of new cultivars.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Battlefords Treatment Centre is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024 and is currently hiring for a number of positions. The facility, which will offer addictions treatment, is seeking nurses, health care aides, counsellors, cooks, and several other roles.

      battlefordsnow.com
    • The South East Cornerstone Public School Division is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. Recent recruitment efforts have been successful; however, retention is an ongoing issue.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The City of Prince Albert is eliminating 20 positions in an effort to save $1M in salary dollars across the city. Affected employees were offered a buy-out to retire early, while some positions were lost through attrition.

      sasknow.com
    • Passenger traffic at the Regina International Airport recently exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Traffic increased 103% in December 2023, compared to December 2019.

      ctvnews.ca
    • SaskPower has selected a proponent for a new solar facility in Estevan, slated to begin construction in 2025 and begin operations by the end of 2026. Iyuhána Solar LP will construct, operate, maintain and own the plant, which will be the largest in Saskatchewan. Iyuhána Solar is a partnership between Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure, Saturn Power, and Ocean Man First Nation.

      saskpower.com
    • Lynx Air will be adding Regina to its route network beginning in June 2024. The airline will offer six weekly flights to Vancouver and Toronto — three going and three returning from each destination.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Weyburn Theatre Community Service Co-operative is planning to open a new movie theatre in Weyburn in the summer of 2025. The group recently secured a sponsorship from Access Communications Co-operative for the $3.2M project, which will include two auditoriums and concessions.

      myaccess.ca
    • Innovation Saskatchewan is allocating more than $1M to support four companies in their research and development projects. The initiatives relate to clean energy, logistics, and agricultural technology.

      innovationsask.ca
    • The University of Saskatchewan is offering a new non-credit program in sustainable irrigation. The six-course program is geared toward those working in agriculture and can be taken remotely.

      producer.com
    • The City of Regina is commissioning a new public art installation on the theme of Saskatchewan’s railways. The $200,000 artwork will be installed at Horizon Station Park. The deadline for artist submissions is March 4, 2024.

      regina.ca
    • The University of Regina and Gabriel Dumont Institute and Applied Research are offering a new Education Doctorate program focusing on Indigenous teachings, knowledge, history, spirituality, and culture. The three-year program is hosted in Prince Albert and begins in July 2024.

      paherald.sk.ca
  • Week of 2024-01-15 to 2024-01-19
    • The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is adding 25 seats to its two-year Mental Health and Wellness Diploma program, bringing its total capacity to 175 students. The provincial government contributed $850,000 to add the new spaces, which are based in Saskatoon.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Construction is halfway complete on the City of Prince Albert’s new aquatics and arenas project. The $100M facility, funded by the federal and provincial governments, will include pools, waterslides, and two ice rinks. It began construction in 2022 and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2024.

      sasknow.com
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority is extending its virtual physician program to the Broadview Union Hospital, beginning January 15. This program gives nursing staff remote access to a physician in order to sustain emergency room services where there is a shortage of doctors working onsite.

      saskhealthauthority.ca
    • The provincial government is launching a $3.6M pilot project to address behavioural incidents in schools. Eight urban school divisions will test “specialized support” classrooms, staffed by one teacher and two educational assistants, and with a capacity for 15 students. The project will run until the end of the 2024-2025 school year.

      cbc.ca
    • Sneakky Klean, a shoe cleaning and restoration shop, recently opened a location in Saskatoon. This is Sneakky Klean’s fourth store and its first in Canada.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing $14.7M to crop-related research projects. A total of 57 research projects will be funded across the province on subjects including weed control, disease prevention and greenhouse gas emissions.

      canada.ca
    • Fast food chain Arby’s has permanently closed one of its Saskatoon locations. One other location remains open in the city.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Two Saskatchewan alternative newspapers, Regina’s Prairie Dog Magazine and Saskatoon’s Planet S, may close if recent fundraising efforts are not successful. The businesses have been laying off staff as a cost-cutting measure.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a new fund to support projects led by schoolteachers in the province. The $2.5M Teacher Innovation and Support Fund will grant up to $75,000 for initiatives that promote student achievement, school safety, and wellness for students and teachers.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2024-01-08 to 2024-01-12
    • According to Farm Credit Canada, the 2023 crop was the most expensive crop ever for farmers. Farm Credit Canada points to higher input costs and lower commodity prices as lowering farm profitability along with weather related issues increasing costs.

      discoverestevan.com
    • According to Deloitte Canada, Saskatchewan is expected to lead the country in economic growth in 2024. An expected rebound in the potash industry is expected to push economic growth to 1.1%, more than double the national average.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.3M to fund 62 traffic safety projects across the province. These include traffic signals, street signs, crosswalks, and improvements to pedestrian walkways.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Carmichael Outreach plans to open a 24-hour warming centre in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood, offering shelter to 50-80 people experiencing homelessness. The organization has received a total $300,000 from the city and provincial governments, allowing it to operate the centre from late January to the end of May.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will open a new addictions treatment facility this spring in Lumsden. The facility will be part of the public health care system, operated by treatment provider EHN Canada, and will offer 60 inpatient beds and up to 16 weeks of treatment and wraparound supports.

      leaderpost.com
    • The provincial government is now accepting applications for the Saskatchewan Secondary Suite Incentive, which provides grants to homeowners wishing to build a secondary rental suite at their primary residence. The program covers 35% of costs, up to a maximum of $35,000, and is intended to increase the number of rental units available in Saskatchewan.

      sasknow.com
    • The Blackstrap Glamping Resort, a new resort offering luxury camping, recently opened in Blackstrap Provincial Park near Saskatoon. The resort currently offers bookings for four geodesic domes, and plans to add two more domes and new saunas this year.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Saskatoon SPCA has opened its new animal shelter and care facility in the city. Construction is expected to continue until mid-February. The new facility includes upgrades in lighting, separate entrances and outdoor spaces.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization, will be managing 30 new emergency shelter beds in the city of Saskatoon. The shelters are scheduled to begin opening in early spring 2024.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is funding 14 new addictions treatment spaces located in Saskatoon at the Possibilities Recovery Center. This nearly doubles the number of provincial spaces available at the facility.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Echo Plains Recovery Centre, a new private addictions treatment and recovery centre, is opening in Zealandia, Saskatchewan on January 15. The centre will have 12 recovery beds and classes will start when enough people have registered for the program.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-12-18 to 2024-01-05
    • Venue B & Events Centre, a new Indigenous-owned coffee shop, has opened in Regina.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $220K to five communities in Saskatchewan to help them implement municipal infrastructure management strategies. Pleasantdale, Lumsden and Hazel Dell are each receiving around $50K for their projects.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Regina Battery Depot is reopening at a new location. The company is also shifting its operation strategy to focus on battery sales. As a result, an undisclosed number of the company's 13 employees were laid off.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Saskatoon airport will be adding up to nine daily round trip flights to three locations across the country in summer 2024. These include four non-stop flights respectively to Toronto and Vancouver as well as one direct service to Montreal. This represents a 24% increase of seat capacity out of Saskatoon.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $3.1M to six active transportation projects in rural and Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan. The funding will be used to build and maintain pathways and bike lanes in communities.

      canada.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan’s urban housing starts grew by 108.2% from November 2022 to November 2023; the second-highest increase in the nation in terms of growth.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is spending $2.4M to install and lease a mobile MRI machine for Regina. The machine will be deployed for the next 24 months to help reduce wait times by serving approximately 5K patients.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have jointly provided over $13M to renovate 55 family social housing units in Saskatoon. The updated units will be able to accommodate larger and more diverse families, and also received energy efficiency upgrades.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority is implementing additional services, including adding beds, at the Regina General Hospital to address ongoing capacity issues. The authority will work to add more staff within acute care, add more palliative home care resources, open four more high-acuity beds, increase adherence to overcapacity protocols and increase chronic disease supports.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund has approved 150 grants totaling nearly $2.5M through its latest application intake. The grants will benefit approximately 90K participants and support 58 communities. The Community Initiatives Fund supports projects that encourage community wellbeing, inclusion, leadership and vitality.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The First Nations University of Canada, Northlands College and the University of Regina have partnered to offer a Bachelor of Administration program at Northlands College. The program will be open to students starting July 31, 2024.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • Starting December 15, Uber Eats has expanded to North Battleford, Prince Albert, Yorkton and Moose Jaw. This is part of the food delivery company’s plans to expand to over 275 cities in Canada by the end of the year.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is buying the Lighthouse Supported Living’s downtown property in Saskatoon for just over $11M. The province plans to transition residents out of the property and then sell it once it is empty.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A McDonald’s franchise has opened in Nipawin. The newly opened fast-food restaurant is looking for employees, with the goal of staffing for 24-hours of operation.

      sasknow.com
    • The City of Moose Jaw has approved nearly $140K in funding to hire two additional members to the city’s urban forestry crew. The urban forestry crew looks after about 15K trees with a value of more than $90M.

      discovermoosejaw.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing an additional $700K in 2023-24 for more ambulances and paramedics in Saskatoon. The city will receive two additional ambulances as well as an additional community paramedic.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A former youth centre in North Battleford is being renovated to reopen as an addictions treatment facility. The facility will serve northwestern Saskatchewan residents, adding 14 new beds to the area. The facility will complete renovations and reopen in the spring.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $1M in funding for commercial beekeepers in the province who were impacted by abnormally high losses in 2022. Through the AgriRecovery program, these funds will assist producers that were affected by dry conditions, colder than normal winter temperatures and higher incidences of varroa mite activity.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2023-12-11 to 2023-12-15
    • The Government of Saskatchewan, along with the Government of Canada are providing $950,000 to add 32 addiction treatment spaces at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is looking to develop new group homes for youth experiencing challenges with mental health and addictions in Regina and Prince Albert. Each will include five treatment spaces for a total of 10 spaces.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing over $1M over five years to Suncrest College (formerly Cumberland and Parkland Colleges) to support the development of applied research, and increase staffing capacity.

      melfortjournal.com
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan provided over $13.5M in combined funding to nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. These projects include a new cultural centres, wastewater treatment upgrades, and other renovations.

      canada.ca
    • A new Pioneer Co-op Liquor Store is opening in Herbert. The store will be part of the already existing Co-op and will expand the Co-op’s services offered in the community.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is extending the Rural and Remote Recruitment Incentive into 2024 with $3M of new funding. This incentive provides up to $50K to new employees in nine high-priority health occupations.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Holy Trinity Catholic School Division is spending $3.7M in upgrades and building maintenance over the next three years. New projects are expected across nine schools, and the division office.

      discovermoosejaw.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is undergoing a labour recruitment mission to Singapore and the Philippines. The mission will support filling 400 critical vacancies through the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new Holiday Inn recently opened in Prince Albert. The hotel currently has 15 full-time employees, with plans to hire more staff in the new year.

      sasknow.com
    • SaskEnergy and SaskPower are launching a new home retrofit rebate to help residents improve their home’s efficiency. The Home Efficiency Retrofit Rebate offers up to $1.8K on top of other applicable grants towards insulation, air-sealing, windows and doors.

      discoverestevan.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing the Town of Coronach and the Rural Municipality of Hart Butte with $550K of funding to help their economies transition from coal. The funds will advance research into char production and utilization.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, and the City of Saskatoon provided $1.5M in joint funding for eight units of transitional housing.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has created a $25M Technology Fund to support industry projects that reduce, sequester or capture greenhouse gas emissions.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan spent $5M to reserve up to 149 seats in out-of-province health sciences programs through interprovincial agreements. The agreements support nine programs in health sciences including occupational therapy, nuclear medicine technology, and magnetic resonance imaging.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-12-04 to 2023-12-08
    • The Government of Saskatchewan recently opened the Meadow Lake Homeplate Shelter Coalition Corp. Emergency Shelter in Meadow Lake. The government is providing $48.8K to the shelter to fund five permanent spaces, while other spaces will be funded by the city and private donations.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Des Nedhe Development recently signed a collaboration agreement with Team Drilling LP regarding the McArthur Rver project, the Wheeler River project, and potential future projects in the eastern area of the Athabasca Basin. Team Drilling will provide employment and training opportunities to the community as part of the agreement.

      sasknow.com
    • The Town of La Ronge and Lac La Ronge Indian Band Coun. are expecting a boost in tourism due to an upcoming enhancement to Highway 102. The upgraded road, which is expected to be completed in 2025, will encourage more people to travel the route, benefitting many small communities along the way.

      sasknow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan began construction of the Front Entrance Expansion project in St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Upgrades include a gift shop, additional washrooms, as well as improved accessibility. Construction is expected to completed in fall 2025.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-11-27 to 2023-12-01
    • Little Sunshine Early Learning Centre in Swift Current is adding 45 new regulated child care spaces in early 2024, creating up to nine new child care jobs.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan ranked first for month-over-month retail trade growth in September 2023, up 3% to more than $2.1B.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is expanding the Saskatchewan Loan Forgiveness for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners program to Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Yorkton and The Battlefords. Newly practicing nurses in the designated communities may be eligible for up to $20,000 of Saskatchewan student loan debt forgiveness.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Lake Country Co-op Wine, Spirits, and Beer recent opened a new location in Prince Albert. The new store will employ 20 people.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing the Saskatchewan Research Council with $80M to build a demonstration microreactor in the province. The reactor is expected to be operational by 2029 and create economic development opportunities and jobs.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is forecasting a $250.5M deficit for the current fiscal year, down $1.3B from the initial budget. This change is due to falling potash prices and higher crop insurance claims due to drought.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to Farm Credit Canada’s recent outlook, farm equipment sales are expected to slow in 2024 due to higher interest rates, increased equipment prices and a decline in commodity prices.

      sasknow.com
  • Week of 2023-11-20 to 2023-11-24
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority will assume ownership of the Regina Lutheran Home, a long-term care facility with 62 beds. The facility was slated to close, but as a result of this intervention, the care-home will remain open.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $7.61M to the City of Saskatoon to help support existing policing initiatives. Of those funds, $900,000 will go towards creating five new policing positions as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan and North West College added a new plastics welding micro-credential program this fall and is actively recruiting students for spring 2024. The program will help address growing demand for skilled professionals in this field.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Grip It Saskatoon, a rock climbing gym, recently opened a second facility in the city. The new location offers a larger space, and more services for climbers.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $10M in grants to small businesses involved in Indigenous tourism across the country. The fund will be administered by the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, and qualifying businesses will be eligible for up to $25,000.

      sasknow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $3.58M to the City of Prince Albert to support policing initiatives. Of those funds, $540,000 will go towards creating three new policing positions.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, building construction continued to grow in the province in September. Investments in the sector were up 7.6% year-over-year.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan recently partnered with Ontario Power Generation and Laurentis Energy Partners to develop and streamline the small modular reactors in the province.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $409K to the City of Weyburn to support policing initiatives. Of those funds, $180,000 will go towards creating one new policing position.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $818,000 to the City of Moose Jaw to support policing initiatives. Of those funds, $360,000 will go towards creating two new policing positions.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $638,000 to the City of Estevan to support policing initiatives. Of those funds, $180,000 will go towards creating one new policing position.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Global Transportation Hub Authority has sold 5-acres to Canadian Line Haul Ltd. to build a service shop.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $6.6M to the City of Regina to help support existing policing initiatives. Of those funds, $900,000 will go towards creating five new policing positions as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon have provided a total of $151.9M to five new infrastructure projects. The funds will be used to develop a Bus Rapid Transit system and to construct a new leisure centre.

      canada.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre and the Saskatchewan Association of Autobody Repairers (SAAR) have partnered to provide work placements for students in the 2023-2024 school year. Students will take online courses and be placed in a SAAR member location to gain experience in autobody repair.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-11-13 to 2023-11-17
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will make financial literacy a required course in high school beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. The decision was driven by the need for students to have transferable skills in a rapidly changing labour market.

      cbc.ca
    • According to Economic Development Regina, there were approximately 4,400 job vacancies in the city as of mid-2023 due to a gap between the needs of employers and the skills of the current workforce.

      leaderpost.com
    • The Ministry of Social Services and the Prince Albert Police Service both withdrew from the HUB program at the Prince Albert Catholic School Division last month due to human resources challenges.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, approximately 537,000 turkeys were culled across six farms in the province as of November 2, due to an outbreak of an avian flu virus.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is removing fees for film operators in the province to classify and exhibit their films. The Film Content Information Act could save operators approximately $65,000 per year.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing $23.5M in funding to create 2,349 new childcare spaces across the province. These spaces will be created by expanding existing facilities, adding new sites, and new developments.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • North West College and the University of Saskatchewan recently partnered to expand registered nursing education in northwest Saskatchewan. The partnership will allow students to complete a nursing degree in their local communities.

      usask.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan introduced the new Saskatchewan Employment Incentive to replace two existing subsidies in 2024. The new program aims to incentivize parents to leave income assistance programs and enter into the workforce by providing a monthly benefit of up to $600.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-11-06 to 2023-11-10
    • Foran Mining Corp. expects to start construction on its McIlvenna Bay copper and zinc mine next to Hanson Lake in spring 2024. Production is expected to begin in 2025. The company is recruiting workers from local communities and is working with Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Cumberland House Cree nation to employ Indigenous workers and contractors.

      sasknow.com
    • According to a report from the Saskatchewan Realtors Association, housing stocks in Regina have fallen to 30% below the 10-year average. Home sales are still at a record high with 312 in October, 29% higher than the 10-year trends.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will offer free high school courses to 200 adult students in the North through Northlands College in the 2023-2024 school year. Northlands College is providing $100K to cover the course fees for adult students living in the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan Landing recently broke ground on the new Stewart Valley School. The school is expected to be completed by fall 2024 and will accommodate around 50 students.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • Gather Local Market is expected to open in Saskatoon on March 30, 2024. The new indoor market will feature eight restaurants, six liquor producers and a bar, as well as a seasonal farmers market that features local vendors.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan providing one-time, $20M funding to community-based fee-for-service family physicians as the province moves to a new payment model. Doctors will have access to up to $40,000 in stabilization funding, providing they declare their intent to remain practicing in the province until the new agreement is ratified.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to a new report from the consulting firm Deloitte, Saskatchewan will face a shortage of 5K skilled mining workers by 2030.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan recently expanded eligibility for permanent residence under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program to include 279 more intermediate and lower skilled occupations. The new occupations include farm labourers, truck drivers, retail sales, nurse aides, and equipment operators.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • BHP has committed an additional $6.4B to its Jansen potash project near Saskatoon. This second stage of construction will double the mine’s production capacity. The project will support approximately 2,000 construction jobs through the second stage. Once the two stages are fully operational, the mine will employ 900 people.

      cbc.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan recently completed renovations on 89 social housing units in Regina. A total of $12.5M was provided through the National Housing Strategy and the Canada Community Housing Initiative to complete the project.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The City of North Battleford will replace the Don Ross Arena ice plant. The city expects the project to cost almost $1M and be completed before fall 2024. The new ice plant will have an anticipated lifespan of 15 to 20 years.

      sasknow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan launched two new residential home building incentives to address housing supply and affordability. The Provincial Sales Tax Rebate for New Home Construction offers a rebate of up to 42% on PST paid on new home construction. The Secondary Suite Incentive grant program will provide up to 35% of the cost to build a new secondary suite at an owner's primary residence. Both incentives are retroactive to April 1, 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The University of Saskatchewan expanded the number of seats in its clinical psychology program from five to 20, in hopes of increasing the number of graduates who stay in the province to support mental health services. The application deadline for the next class is December 1, 2023.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Canadian government will provide $16.4M over five years to create the Nurturing Our Future Métis Public Health Services Project through the Gabriel Dumont Institute. Partnering provincial and Métis organizations, the goal is to add a total of 600 Métis CCAs, LPNs, phlebotomists, mental health, and Indigenous birth support workers into the labour force. The CCA program will begin accepting applications in January 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-10-30 to 2023-11-03
    • After four years of renovations, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Prince Albert campuses have opened an improved Salon and Spa for students in the Hairstylist and Esthetician program. The salon is open to the public and gives students experience in services like haircuts, skincare and nail services.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced joint funding of over $6.9M for nine water infrastructure programs. These projects will improve sustainable use of water and ensure clean drinking water across several communities.

      canada.ca
    • As part of the recently announced Provincial Approach to Homelessness, the provincial government is providing $830K to add 45 new enhanced emergency shelter spaces to the YWCA in Prince Albert. In the meantime, the YWCA is working to establish a permanent location for its Stepping Stones Emergency Shelter.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • SaskPower is spending $10M to build a new maintenance outpost building in Nipawin. Once complete, the new outpost will replace three SaskPower facilities within the town as well as improve the reliability of service in the area. The construction is expected to benefit local businesses like accommodations, restaurants and gas stations who serve the crews.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Government of Canada has begun the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program. The program will cover 70% of costs related to feed and freight, which were unusually high this year due to drought. This program will help producers maintain their herds by providing funds per breeding pair.

      canada.ca
    • North 49 Foods celebrated the opening of its new sow processing plant in Moose Jaw on October 27. The company has invested $60M into the plant since it purchased the facility back in 2019. North 49 Foods will have 80 employees to start operation, with that number expected to increase to 200 after a year.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that the Nursing Loan Forgiveness Plan is being expanded to Swift Current. The goal is to increase affordability for nursing programs so that rural communities can have access to extra medical personnel. Under the program, nurses will be incentivized to remain in Saskatchewan and will benefit from $20K of loan forgiveness over 5 years.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
  • Week of 2023-10-23 to 2023-10-27
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $108K over three years to assist with the operations of second stage housing at the Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women and the YWCA Regina. This funding supports women and their children leaving violence by providing access to counselling services.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Town of Radville has begun construction of a new pool, with $3.4M of the funding coming from the federal government’s Canada Infrastructure Program. The new pool could be open as early as next summer.

      discoverweyburn.com
    • A new SARCAN depot has opened in Redvers. The new facility has a larger capacity and is more accessible. The relocation was due to increased demand for recycling services.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Since December 2022, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has hired 710 new grad nurses from in and out of Saskatchewan. SHA has also filled 200 of the 250 new and enhanced permanent full-time positions created in rural and remote areas.

      swiftcurrentonline.com
    • South East Butcher Block has begun construction on its new butcher shop and abattoir in Alameda. The owners of Davis Meats will be closing their doors, with several of their employees going to work for South East Butcher Block. Altogether, South East Butcher Block will require 10-12 staff when it opens in spring 2024.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Canada has announced that $219M will be allocated towards supporting farmers and ranchers dealing with drought conditions and wildfires in Western Canada. The funds will be provided through the AgriRecovery Framework and they can also apply for payments through AgriStability for immediate assistance.

      canada.ca
    • The harvest season is almost over in Saskatchewan with 98% of crops harvested. Warm, dry conditions led to an early harvest for many producers and some concerns about water quality and feed access for livestock. While some harvesters reported above average yields, most yielded below the 10-year average. The largest impacts on yield were drought, heat stress, and pests.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Red Pheasant Cree Nation celebrated a sod-breaking ceremony for a new 17-unit commercial retail project in North Battleford. The project will include a strip mall, office spaces, storage and warehouse units, and eventually residential spaces. Construction is expected to start by the end of October, but it is unknown when construction will finish.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has begun looking for a team to design and build a new Specialized Long-Term Care Facility in Regina. The facility is expected to include 240 specialized long-term care beds and will be located south of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • TWB Home Décor has opened a new location in Estevan. The handcrafted retailer sells the work of the owner’s family as well as many other artisan families across Canada and the United States. The location has three employees and expects the expand hours closer to Christmas.

      sasktoday.ca
    • In 2023, enrolment at Saskatchewan Polytechnic increased 27%, when compared to 2022. Nursing, early childhood education, business and continue care assistance programs saw the largest increases in enrolment. The post-secondary institution also experienced a 60% increase in international student enrolment and a 7% increase in indigenous enrolment, over the same period.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $1.8M to assist francophone communities as they grow their local economies across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The fund will support 30 projects and about 150 jobs over the next three years.

      canada.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, housing starts in Saskatchewan were up 14.8% (seasonally unadjusted) in September 2023, compared to September 2022. This places Saskatchewan as second among provinces for yearly growth. In addition, 256 housing units were started in Saskatchewan in September 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The City of Prince Albert has launched free counselling services to children, youth and their caregivers as part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Rapid Access Counselling Program. Under the program, the province provided Prince Albert with $1.7M through Family Services Saskatchewan to expand its program.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatoon landfill has opened the Material Recovery Centre which features new drop-off and scale areas. Construction of the facility began in 2021 and it cost $19.5M. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan as well as the City of Saskatoon all contributed funds towards the project.

      saskatoon.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing more than $2.7M to La Ronge Airport for improvements to air safety. The funds are provided through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program and will go towards the airfield lighting rehabilitation project.

      canada.ca
    • H&H Commercial Trade LTD. has opened a new feed mill and canola crushing plant in Melfort. The plant will process canola from local farmers while using the rest as animal feed. AmCan group, the parent company, hopes to open around 30 more of these facilities across the province. The company anticipates one facility can produce 30K tonnes of product each year.

      northeastnow.com
  • Week of 2023-10-16 to 2023-10-20
    • Cenovus Energy is providing $75,000 to North West College to expand their tutoring program. Cenovus is also providing $45,000 over three years to the college to enhance its mental health services.

      sasknow.com
    • According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan’s yearly percentage growth in building permits for August 2023 was the highest in Canada. The value of building permits in the province increased 59% from 2022 to 2023, while nationally permits were down by 5.9%. In August 2023 the total value of building permits was $262M.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Métis Nation–Saskatchewan has announced that its Prince Albert community hub will begin construction in 2024. The centre will help Métis people navigate the programs that are offered to them. The project is also expected to create several jobs in the community during construction and when the hub begins operating.

      sasknow.com
    • Southeast College has announced that it will be offering two new programs for the 2024-25 academic year. A new two-year Mental Health and Addictions diploma program will be located at the Estevan campus, while other new two-year diploma program, Agribusiness – Production Stream, will be offered at the Weyburn campus.

      discoverestevan.com
    • A special premiere for locally filmed movie, A Cowboy Christmas, was held in Maple Creek. The film received $172K from Creative Saskatchewan and the project is expected to create around $800K of economic activity for the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • AGT Soileos celebrated the opening of a sustainable fertilizer production facility north of Rosetown. The facility will deliver sustainable micronutrient fertilizer solutions, which will reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer over a cycle, thereby helping to decrease the greenhouse gas footprint of agriculture.

      discoverestevan.com
    • Protein Industries Canada has opened a new Capacity Building project stream after receiving $150M in funding from the Government of Canada’s Global Innovation Clusters program. Protein Industries Canada will be accepting expressions of interest for projects that increase the competitiveness of the plant-based food industry, as well as opportunities for Indigenous people and new Canadians.

      proteinindustriescanada.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has partnered with Foxvalley Counseling Services Inc. to provide temporary care options for children in Yorkton. Two five-space community-based homes will serve as a temporary shelter for children who cannot remain safely at home. The Government of Saskatchewan is providing around $1.5M in 2023-24 for these homes.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan saw the largest percentage growth in Canada for month-to-month wholesale trade in August. The value of wholesale trade increased by 12.4% from July to August 2023, and was up 57% from August 2022.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Construction has begun on a new parkade project at the Regina General Hospital. The facility will have over 1,000 parking spaces, an increase of nearly 700 stalls. Construction of the parkade will be completed by November 2024.

      ctvnews.ca
    • According to Saskatoon Public Schools, enrollment has increased by 1,078 students across the division this year. Meanwhile, Catholic schools saw a greater year-over-year increase, with 1,590 new students. Increased schooling demands is due in part to rising population and immigration to the province.

      ctvnews.ca
    • WestJet has announced that it will be expanding international flights out of the Regina International Airport. The airline will provide six non-stop routes from Regina to prominent winter destinations. WestJet also said that they will continue to work with the Regina Airport Authority on developing routes domestically and internationally.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-10-09 to 2023-09-13
    • Vital Metals is placing a separate subsidiary, that owns its rare earth mineral processing plant in Saskatoon, into bankruptcy citing economic viability as a concern. Earlier this year, the company had announced that the price of the plant had jumped from $20M to $60M. The closure of the facility will not impact the company’s mining operations or the development of other deposits.

      cbc.ca
    • A new vet clinic is coming to Macklin. The Macklin Veterinary Clinic is still currently under construction, but once open, the clinic will provide services for small animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, exotics, companion pigs, sheep and goats.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing more than $832K to Saskatchewan businesses seeking to become qualified suppliers in nuclear and clean mining supply chains. The funding will help businesses apply for the necessary certifications and will develop a supplier database of Indigenous businesses working in the supply chains.

      canada.ca
    • Draganfly Inc., a drone design and production company, have opened a new headquarters in Saskatoon. The new site will expand the company’s production capacity and provide more space for research and development. The company expects to add a couple hundred positions over the next few years with around 50 of those new positions expected to be located at the headquarters.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • Construction has begun on the new $65M joint-use school facility in North Regina. The facility will have space for up to 1,000 students and will include community space and a 51-space childcare centre.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $400K to the Rural Municipalities of Pleasantdale and Torch River for culvert upgrades. Construction may not begin until 2025.

      sasknow.com
    • Work is almost done at the Sandy Bay Airport, in northern Saskatchewan. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have partnered to provide the airport with $4.6M to improve its runway, taxiways, and airfield lighting.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority will be recruiting to fill 12 new Physician Assistant positions this fall. The licensing of the new Physician Assistant profession begun earlier this year, and the provincial government allocated $1.3M in the 2023-2024 budget to create these new positions.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Three Farmers Foods has opened a new larger production facility in Saskatoon. The new facility will allow the company to produce chickpea, lentil and fava bean-based snacks in one location. The new plant has also allowed the company to expand to 30 employees, with the goal of hiring more in the future.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • Henderson Insurance, Hoffman Kool Insurance and Life Line Brokers, three Saskatchewan insurance firms, are merging into HK Henderson. The merger will create one of the largest commercial brokers in the province and be headquartered in Moose Jaw. HK Henderson will have five locations across Saskatoon, Regina and Moose Jaw. No job losses are expected among the firms.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • Feather Ridge, Saskatchewan’s first long-term care home for youth with high needs, will soon open to the public. Located at Christopher Lake, 25 km north of Prince Albert, the care home will provide specialized nursing care for youth ranging from children to people as old as 50.

      sasknow.com
    • Located south of Prince Albert, Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation is providing $333K to improve Willow Cree Memorial Sports Centre. The renovations include repainting, redone dressing rooms and lobby, and replacing the heat and air exchange unit.

      sasknow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is spending $40.2M to tackle the ongoing homelessness crisis and provide supports for mental health and addictions. Over the next two years, $7.16M will go towards 155 new supportive housing units in Regina and Saskatoon, $14.1M to create up to 120 new emergency shelters throughout the province, and $19M to enhance community safety and outreach responses.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will be spending $49.4M, over the next five years, towards a new Action Plan for Mental Health and Addictions. Under the new plan, the province will create 500 new addictions treatment spaces and a central intake system, which will make the program more accessible to patients.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Construction has begun on a new accessible pavilion at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park. Once finished, the pavilion can be used for family picnics and large group gatherings. Regina-based Westridge Construction Ltd. is working on the project, which is expected to be done by the spring of 2024.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Yorkton is launching free counselling to children and youth as part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Rapid Access Counselling Program. To support this program, the provincial government has increased its annual funding to Family Services Saskatchewan by $1.7M.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation has opened a new employment and training centre in the Town of Shell Lake. The centre will help members of the community finish their high school education, pursue post-secondary education, and get training in new fields. Roughly 40 people have registered at the centre, with 15 currently receiving training.

      sasknow.com
    • After three years of renovations, 20 new housing units for low-income families have opened in North Battleford. The $6.4M project was funded through the National Housing Strategy and by Saskatchewan Housing Corporation.

      sasknow.com
    • Due to a shortage of veterinarians, Regina’s 24-hour Animal Care Centre will no longer provide emergency services overnight. As a result, 11 local veterinary clinics will work on a rotational basis to cover evenings.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-10-02 to 2023-10-06
    • The Family Place Weyburn Early Years Family Resource Centre recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location. The facility will support families with young children with free programming, services, parental education, and access to information.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is increasing the funding it provides to the University of Regina for public safety research by $130K for a total of $280K per year. This funding agreement will continue until 2025.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will be providing $5M to the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon. Through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the funding will support the growth of agri-food exports in the province over the next five years.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are celebrating the grand opening of 28 affordable homes in La Loche. Residents are expected to move into the new homes by summer 2024.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is working to provide the North Battleford RCMP with an expanded detachment by repurposing a former SLGA store. The expanded space will allow the RCMP to host the Crime Reduction Team as well as use the facility as a central training hub.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Construction on a new Cultural Centre and Art Gallery will begin this fall and will be located south of the Battlefords, near the site of the former Battleford Industrial School. The federal and provincial governments have provided over $5.8M to build the Mosquito, Grizzly Bear’s Head, Lean Man Interpretive Centre and Henry Beaudry Art Gallery, which is expected to open in the fall of 2024.

      sasknow.com
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are jointly providing $7M to increase the wages for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). Through the Early Childhood Educator Wage Enhancement grant, wages for ECEs will see increases of $1.50/hour to $2.50/hour, effective October 1, 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Regina Lutheran Home will be ending its long-term care services in April 2024. The Saskatchewan Health Authority has decided not to purchase the property due to its age. The home has 62 current residents who will be moved to other homes in the city and the closure is expected to impact about 100 jobs.

      globalnews.ca
    • SaskTel will begin construction of a solar array in Saskatoon as part of a pilot project to determine the capabilities of solar energy. The array will consist of 222 panels and will generate around 128,000 kW of electricity per year. The array is expected to begin operating by the end of the year.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Northern Lights School Division seeks to grow the number of teachers in Northern Saskatchewan. As such, the University of Saskatchewan will offer a Bachelor of Education program in Pelican Narrows. Thirty-four students, who are specializing in Cree and Indigenous Studies, joined the program in September.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Rivers School Division and the City of Prince Albert are providing $750K each to upgrade the Harry Jerome Track and Max Clunie Field. The improvements are scheduled to start in November.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Canada and the City of Saskatoon are jointly providing over $34M to support the city’s Green Network. Saskatoon’s Green Network provides people and wildlife with green spaces and natural areas within the city. The new funding will support the revitalization of natural infrastructure in the city as well as protect local ecosystems.

      canada.ca
    • The University of Regina has announced the launch of its new multi-year Indigenous Engagement Plan. The goal of the plan is to improve Indigenous student supports and engage with Indigenous leaders. In addition, there will be job opportunities in multiple fields and areas.

      cbc.ca
    • A new 150-student Kindergarten to Grade 12 school has opened in Blaine Lake. The Government of Saskatchewan provided around $14M towards the project while the Prairie Spirit School Division provided another $1M.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Crown Investments Corporation has started a new $1.2M Indigenous internship program to increase employment opportunities for Indigenous peoples. The new program is called Crown Career Pathways and it will provide 22 interns positions at Crown corporations over the next two years.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Upgrades to the airport in Pelican Narrows has recently finished. The Government of Saskatchewan spent more than $1.45M to improve the runway, taxiway and apron.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • As of October 1, 2023, the minimum wage in Saskatchewan has increased to $14 an hour. Despite the increase, Saskatchewan's minimum wage is the lowest in Canada.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The construction of a new 33-bed long-term care home recently began in Grenfell, located approximately 126 km east of Regina. The facility will include a commercial kitchen, common living and dining spaces, and administrative areas. The $10M project is expected to be complete by 2025.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-09-25 to 2023-09-29
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is sending a delegation to the United Kingdom and Poland to discuss economic opportunities for collaboration. Discussions will focus on opportunities in agriculture, critical minerals, innovative technology, immigration, and talent attraction.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is sending a delegation to Mexico with the hope of expanding agri-food and mining opportunities. In 2022, Saskatchewan surpassed $1B in trade to Mexico, with agri-food exports generating over 97% of total exports.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • GoMedia Canada recently hosted its international media event in Saskatoon. Tourism Saskatchewan hopes that the event will expand international tourism opportunities in the city and elsewhere in the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The new Argyle and Ecole St. Pius X joint-use school has officially opened in Regina. The $44M facility will be shared by approximately 800 students and will also include a 51-space child care centre, outdoor learning areas, and a mini-gym.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Northlands College, in Buffalo Narrows, has launched a new program. The Radiation and Environmental Monitoring Technician Program will help learners in the north pursue careers in technical fields.

      sasknow.com
    • The University of Saskatchewan has announced that it will be expanding its clinical psychology program. Over the next five years, the university will quadruple its program seats from five per year to 20. In addition, the program will create eight new positions by 2027.

      usask.ca
    • The Small Steps Early Learning Centre in Outlook has announced plans to expand the daycare facility from 37 to 90 spaces. The centre received grants from the Government of Saskatchewan in 2022 while fundraising is ongoing to cover the remaining costs. Construction is expected to begin soon and is expected to be done by the middle of 2024.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is granting $250K to organizations and groups that serve seniors through the Facilitating Independence of Older Adults in the Community program. The program supports the development and testing of new supports that allow seniors to live independently in their own home.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to the crop report ending September 18, 82% of Saskatchewan’s harvest is complete, above the five-year average of 64%. Dry conditions have helped producers maximize their time to harvest.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200M towards a new Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The partnership of the two post-secondary institutions will attract more students and help prepare more job-ready graduates.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Regina’s The Gathering Place: New Beginnings emergency shelter has received last-minute funding from an agreement between the city and the Government of Saskatchewan. The 55-bed facility was originally expected to close at the end of September. It is unclear how long the shelter will continue to operate.

      cbc.ca
    • The number of hip and knee surgeries done in Saskatchewan has risen 31% since last year to catch up with the pandemic backlog. As a result, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) doesn’t have enough staff for physiotherapy services after surgery. In Saskatoon, SHA is looking to the private sector to fill in the gap while they recruit more physiotherapists.

      ckom.com
    • A new group home for people with disabilities has opened in North Battleford. Operated by Christian Horizons, the home provides four people with transitional residential services and community supports. The Government of Saskatchewan has contributed approximately $1.4M to the project.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced over $1.7M in joint funding to support two green projects in two of the province’s provincial parks. The funds will support upgrades to the Danielson Provincial Park sewage lagoon, as well as upgrades to the Narrow Hills Provincial Park water system.

      canada.ca
    • The Weyburn Humane Society has been approved to develop a new animal shelter in the city. The new building will be about 5,400 sq.-ft. and includes kennels as well as an additional outdoor space for a play area.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has funded the creation of 10 additional Medical Laboratory Technologists seats and eight additional Medical Radiologic Technologist seats at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The additional seats are part of the province’s Health and Human Resources Action Plan, which intends to recruit, train, and retain health care providers.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Toe Bean Co Pet Supplies is celebrating its grand opening in Estevan. The store offers supplies for cats and dogs as well as some for smaller animals.

      sasktoday.ca
    • A new multi-purpose health care facility is under construction on the Keeseekoose First Nation. Construction is expected to take up to 24 months to complete. Once done, the facility will provide public health programming, palliative care and mental health services to the communities of Cote First Nation, Keeseekoose First Nation, and The Key First Nation.

      canada.ca
    • The new Souris Valley Daycare is expected to open later this fall and will be recruiting four or five full-time staff. The daycare will have 20 childcare spaces subsidized by the government.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The historic Brick Flour Mill site in Yorkton is undergoing a major restoration project that will lead to the construction of a new interpretive centre, atrium and facility. This construction project is set to begin as at the end of October. Once complete, the facility will become a hub for community activity and bring in tourists.

      ctvnews.ca
    • McDonald’s Family Foods in Hudson Bay is being acquired by Parkland Co-op. All 32 people working at the grocery store were given offers of employment by Parkland Co-op.

      sasktoday.ca
    • LithiumBank Resources has signed a deal with G2L Greenview Resources for direct lithium extraction technology. This technology will be used in Alberta and Saskatchewan to enhance the removal of lithium salts from the company’s project sites.

      canadianminingjournal.com
    • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Canada has purchased the vacant Flin Flon Hotel building. The company will heavily renovate the old building, with plans to include 80 to 100 rooms, a restaurant and bar, and a fitness centre. Construction is expected to begin in 2024, and once opened, the hotel will require 30 to 40 workers.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.7M in new annual funding to Family Services Saskatchewan to expand its counselling services to children and youth across the province. These services are provided free of charge to young people dealing with challenges ranging from stress, depression, family conflict, and addiction.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • In 2023-24, the Government of Saskatchewan is providing over 686K to the YWCA Prince Albert. The funding will support programs like Youth Residential Support Services and Enhanced Residential Services.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Cam Transport Ltd. has purchased five acres of land from the Global Transportation Hub Authority. Starting in 2024, the trucking company will build a truck yard, a repair shop, a warehouse, and offices.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new Seizure Investigation Unit has opened at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital. This four-bed unit has doubled the capacity of inpatient beds previously available and will reduce wait times for patients suffering from seizure disorders or epilepsy.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-09-11 to 2023-09-15
    • Prairieland Park is pausing its plan for a pro soccer stadium in Saskatoon. Originally unveiled in June 2022, the stadium project was estimated to cost $28M and be home to a franchise in the Canadian Premier League.

      ckom.com
    • The Regina Folk Festival recently laid off four employees due to financial troubles. The two remaining staff members plan to conduct a strategic review of the last few years as they plan for the future.

      cjme.com
    • Westland Insurance has acquired insurance Matters Inc. as part of its expansion in Saskatchewan. The acquisition includes four locations throughout the province: Wadena, Kelvington, Wynyard, and Invermay.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • Heritage Inn Hotel workers in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw have been locked out by their employer. Approximately 85 employees, which include housekeepers, front desk staff, servers, and cooks, are impacted by the lock out.

      globalnews.ca
    • A new group home for people with disabilities has opened in Regina. The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation provided more than $1.1M for the development of the home, while the Government of Saskatchewan will provide $571K annually for the operations of the home.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new gym is being built in the community of Outlook. A few years ago, the community’s only gym closed, leaving residents with limited fitness options. The owners expect that their new gym will be open by the end of November 2023.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Canada is providing $22.9M in Rapid Housing Initiative funding to support the construction of 117 new homes for Indigenous Peoples. The homes will be in 9 communities throughout northern Saskatchewan.

      globalnews.ca
    • Saskatchewan Housing Corporation is providing $219K to the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs for the purchase of an emergency shelter. Located in North Battleford, the 40-space Miwasin Kikinaw shelter will provide support for individuals facing homelessness.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • One Arrow First Nation has opened a new conference centre and cultural camp. Groups can book the lodge for events, and each of the eight cabins accommodates up to eight people. The facility cost around $1M and was funded through a variety of federal and provincial grants and band funds.

      sasknow.com
    • According to the Saskatchewan Realtors Association, Saskatchewan reported record-high housing sales in August, despite a lack of supply. According to the group, August sales were nearly 25% above the 10-year average.

      globalnews.ca
    • In September 2023, the University of Saskatchewan reached record levels of enrolment, an increase of almost 3% since September 2022. In addition, self-declared Indigenous students were up 1.8% and international students were up 6% over the same period.

      usask.ca
    • Two agricultural research projects, led by the University of Saskatchewan, have received nearly a combined $12M from Genome Canada. These projects are part of nine Interdisciplinary Challenge Teams with the goal of improving Canada’s food chain and agricultural production.

      usask.ca
    • Cameco has reported it will reduce its production of uranium by close to 9% due to challenges at the Cigar Lake mine, Key Lake mill, and McArthur River mine. According to Cameco, equipment reliability, lack of personnel and supply chain issues all contributed to the lowered production projections.

      canadianminingjournal.com
  • Week of 2023-09-04 to 2023-09-08
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $48K for the funding of an Indigenous Mining Pre-Employment Program. The 10-week program will run from September to November and aims to secure employment for participants, from the Cowessess First Nation and surrounding area, in the potash mining sector.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $246K to the Muskwa Lake Wellness Camp to build and furnish a cabin for group and individual counselling. The funding will also support 12 inpatient addiction treatment spaces at the camp.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The construction of a new curling rink in Shell Lake has begun. The project is estimated to cost $2.3M and is scheduled to open by the fall 2024. The community’s previous rink burned down two years ago.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Salvation Army’s Thrift Store in Prince Albert will be closing on September 29 due to overhead costs and lower than usual sales. Nine employees will be impacted by the closure of the store.

      sasknow.com
    • Anytime Fitness is building a new gym in Moosomin. Construction on the new facility began on August 28 and is expected to be open as early as January 2024.

      world-spectator.com
    • Effective August 18, 2023, the Prince Albert Victoria Hospital has stopped accepting patients to its children and youth psychiatric unit due to staffing shortages. The Saskatchewan Health Authority has been unable to hire full-time child and youth psychiatrists at the only children and youth psychiatric unit in northern Saskatchewan.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Guardians of the North, a television docuseries featuring northern Saskatchewan Emergency Responders, is returning for a second season in 2024. The first season brought in an estimated $1.3M to the local economy.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-08-28 to 2023-09-01
    • Fire Creek grocery store has opened in One Arrow First Nation. The store carries a full range of grocery products with room to grow to include more merchandise in the future.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Good Scoop in Moose Jaw is closing its doors. The student-operated ice cream shop opened on Canada Day and ran as a charitable organization over the summer.

      discovermoosejaw.com
    • A new $550,000 recreation project is underway at the historic Merrill School site in Corman Park, south of Saskatoon. The project includes a sports court, hockey rink, gazebo, and play structure and is expected to be completed by mid-October.

      ccgazette.ca
    • Building permits in North Battleford for July were down from $14.3M in 2022 to $140K in 2023. Permits for the first half of 2022 included a few large buildings for a total value of $34.8M while the value of permits in 2023 dropped to $6.4M for the same period.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Suncrest College has re-opened its firefighting program in Melville. Fourteen students have already begun training with more programs and courses to be offered in fall. Since 2021, prospective firefighters have had to travel out of province to receive training.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing more than $223K over three years to the Île-à-la-Crosse Friendship Centre’s Community Support program for youth. Each year, the program provides cultural programming and promotes traditional cultural activities for about 80 local youths.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Rural Municipality of Prince Albert has opened a new municipal centre. The project was supported by $500K in funding from the provincial government through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program.

      sasknow.com
    • The Blackhawks Travel Centre has opened in Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation. This is the nation’s first major project since the creation of its business corporation, but further development is expected to begin soon.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $600K to help Saskatchewan businesses develop and market new innovative products and services. The funding goes to programs that support minority business owners, improve emergency communications and study Saskatchewan’s digital technology sector.

      canada.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, the value of housing starts in Saskatchewan increased 50.7% from July 2022 to July 2023. This was the second highest growth in the nation compared to other provinces.

      discoverhumboldt.com
  • Week of 2023-08-21 to 2023-08-25
    • The Government of Canada is providing $74M for small modular nuclear reactor development in Saskatchewan. Estevan and Elbow have been identified as potential locations for the reactor. The final decision on whether to build a reactor won’t happen until 2029, but if approved, construction could begin in 2030 and the facility could be operational in 2034.

      cbc.ca
    • The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is currently closed for renovations until September 5. Improvements will include new carpet, painting, and installing a new projector and screen in the Mae Wilson Theatre.

      discovermoosejaw.com
    • Genesis Fertilizers has begun planning for a new fertilizer distribution centre in Tisdale. The company hopes to begin construction of the facility in the spring of 2024, once investments are secured. It is estimated the project will create over 170 jobs.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $70M to help livestock producers feed and maintain breeding herds. Eligible producers will receive up to $80 per head for livestock as some areas of the province deal with drought conditions.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan’s inflation rate in July was 3.0%, just below the national average of 3.3%. Shelter and food were the key drivers for the province’s inflation.

      discoverweyburn.com
    • Campfire Stories, a Saskatoon-based production company, has begun filming the second season of its educational Cree-language program, Stories of the North. The new season is expected to air in early 2024.

      cbc.ca
    • A new grocery store recently opened in Melfort. Prairie North Co-op Food Store currently employs around 50 people, with the possibility of hiring more in the future.

      sasktoday.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, wholesale trade in Saskatchewan was $7.2B, up 70.5% in June 2023 when compared to June 2022.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, the value of housing starts in Saskatchewan was up 50.7% year-over-year in July 2023, the second highest growth compared to other provinces.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new cost-sharing pilot program is being started by Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency. The $500K program will help rural municipalities and irrigation districts replace aging infrastructure such as bridges and culverts.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Meta Platforms Inc.’s decision to block news in Canada, through its social media platforms, is negatively affecting small and local news publishers in Saskatchewan. For example, Moosomin World-Spectator has reported a drop in viewership from 300K users to 60K.

      cbc.ca
    • To recruit more physicians with enhanced surgical skills, the City of Melfort is offering a $20,000 bonus to new doctors that agree to stay at least three years in Melfort. The City aims to provide Melfort Hospital with enough staff to properly serve the community and to fill future vacancies left by retirees.

      northeastnow.com
  • Week of 2023-08-14 to 2023-08-18
    • A Ronald McDonald House is being constructed in Prince Albert near the Victoria Hospital. The new facility will provide a place for families to stay while their children are receiving pediatric medical care.

      ctvnews.ca
    • PetSmart Charities of Canada is providing the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine $405K, over three years, to support a new pilot project. The Northern Engagement and Community Outreach program seeks support education, engagement and improve access to veterinary care.

      usask.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency is now accepting applications towards the Flood Damage Reduction Program. The program supports municipalities at risk of recurring flood damage by providing cost-sharing rebates for proactive flood prevention and reduction measures. Up to $100K is available for each eligible project.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • G3 Canada Limited has opened a new grain elevator in Melfort. The grain elevator can increase the speed of loading and unloading train cars and has improved storage capacity. According to the Minister of Agriculture, facilities like this typically employ between 30 and 50 people and benefit the local community.

      northeastnow.com
    • Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency is providing $700K to agricultural producers and local governments for water management projects. Applicants are eligible for up to $95K per project for expenses, such as technical and engineering costs as well as mitigation and rehabilitation work.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-08-07 to 2023-08-11
    • The Royal University Hospital Foundation is providing $1.25M for Indigenous Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine. The funding will allow the Cameco Chair to continue her research on improving the health outcomes of Indigenous people in Canada for another five years.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Upgrades to the Lac Des Isles Sewage Lagoon in Meadow Lake Provincial Park have recently been completed. The 662K project was jointly funded by the provincial and federal governments.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan has launched the Record Suspension Services Program, a new program to help people with criminal records. The free service helps people apply for a Record Suspension, which may be needed when acquiring a job, housing, or travelling out of Canada.

      ckom.com
    • According to the Saskatchewan Realtors Association, Saskatchewan home sales in July were up 9% compared to July 2022. In Saskatoon, home sales grew 11% over the same period, where as home sales in Regina were virtually unchanged.

      ckom.com
    • A new primary health centre recently opened in Warman. The Warman Primary Health Centre will provide a variety of services including general health assessments, chronic disease management, and mental health supports for the community. Services at the centre will be provided by three full-time nurse practitioners and two clinical assistants.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Due to volatility in fertilizer markets, Nutrien Ltd. has decided to pause its potash production ramp-up indefinitely as well as suspend work on its Geismar clean ammonia project. In addition, the company is also cutting spending in both operations and in smaller retail investment projects.

      sasktoday.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-31 to 2023-08-04
    • Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have received $7M from the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Funding will go towards research in areas such as cancer treatment, Indigenous health knowledge preservation, and vaccine development.

      usask.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority has launched a new Virtual Physician program at the Galloway Health Centre in Oxbow. To maintain emergency services, the program grants nursing staff remote access to a physician, when no local physician is available in Oxbow.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Bruno’s Place, an emergency shelter located in Yorkton’s Prairie Harvest Community Centre, recently opened. The shelter is home to the first detox beds in the southeast part of the province, which provides people with easy access to treatment services. The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $335K annually to support these spaces in Yorkton.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $20.3M over four years for the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence across the province. The plan focuses on increasing prevention efforts, reaching underserved and at-risk populations, and stabilizing the gender-based violence sector.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $530K to create 58 training bursaries for frontline paramedics. Bursaries will be available to students and new graduates who commit to joining Emergency Medical Services in Saskatchewan.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada will provide $1.4M to the Yorkton Tribal Council to support their Tribal Justice Unit’s programs and services over the next five years. The funding will help the Tribal Justice Unit provide community based programs, support Community Justice Committees and conduct crime prevention workshops.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon is receiving over $3.1M for research and development to support Canada’s beef sector. The funding will help research in areas such as improving cow-calf health and breeding climate-resistant forages. In addition, a portion of the funding will be used to develop a vaccine against Johne’s disease, an intestinal disease that affects cattle in the beef and dairy industry.

      usask.ca
    • Construction has begun at Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital. The first phase of the project includes geotechnical drilling, utility work, the construction of a new parking lot, and designs for renovations to the current facility. Once the project is complete, the hospital will have 40% more beds, a larger emergency department, and enhanced medical imaging services.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-24 to 2023-07-28
    • Cobblestone House, a long-term care and assisted living facility in Moosomin, is scheduled to open by August 1, 2023. The facility will have 16 employees, which include cooks, nurses, and multi-service workers.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Rural Municipality of Hoodoo, along with the Town of Wakaw and the Town of Cudworth, have announced the creation of a joint fire chief position. This position will provide management to both the Cudworth-Hoodoo Fire Department and the Wakaw-Hoodoo Fire Department. Under the new arrangement, both departments will receive joint training to better assist each community.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The construction of a new McDonald’s restaurant will begin this summer in Nipawin. The project is expected to be completed by late 2023 or early 2024.

      sasktoday.ca
    • A new grain elevator has been constructed in Melfort with a capacity of 42K tonnes. With the first loop track loading system in Northeast Saskatchewan, the elevator can unload a Super-B truck in less than five minutes. The grand opening for the facility is planned for August 10.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation Inc. has received over $410K from PrairiesCan to develop radioisotope products for healthcare research. These medical isotopes will help develop new cancer-imaging probes, support clinical trials, and improve therapies.

      usask.ca
    • According to Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority’s annual report, the 2022-23 fiscal year saw record profits with $292.6M in revenue and $126M in net income.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Regina Humane Society has received a $1.1M donation to help it care for animals. These funds will support the construction of a new facility, The Animal Community Centre. The centre will include a veterinary hospital, a park, an adoption gallery, a training centre and a gift shop.

      globalnews.ca
    • According to Saskatchewan’s Association of Rural Municipalities, drought conditions have resulted in 20 municipalities declaring state of emergencies. The province’s crop report ending July 17 stated many hay producers are worried there will not be enough product to feed livestock over the winter season.

      globalnews.ca
    • Regina’s Victoria Square Shopping Centre will soon have a new indoor playground and arcade. The indoor playground will feature four levels of climbing and sliding as well as a toddler zone. The arcade will sell food, have prizes, and have over 140 machines.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Construction has begun on the new La Ronge Long-Term Care Home. Owned and operated by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the new home will include 80 resident rooms and is expected to be completed by late 2026. The existing long-term care home will be renovated once the residents are transferred to the new home.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing an additional $105K to the Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute. This additional funding will support the creation of an additional training position.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Innovation Saskatchewan is providing $100K to Startup TNT, a non-profit organization which supports tech startups by stimulating investment. This funding will support TNT’s four investment summits over 2023-2024. Since 2021, TNT has facilitated over $2.2M from 130 investors in Saskatchewan.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing more than $700K to the Targeted Sector Support Initiative. These funds will support 16 projects across Saskatchewan with a focus on municipal collaboration.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to the Saskatchewan Realtor’s Association, real estate sales in Weyburn were stable this year when compared to last year, but they are down by 11.9% compared to the 10-year average. In contrast, the number of new listings is up 44% from last year and up 3.2% compared to the 10-year average.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The North Saskatchewan River north truss bridge has reopened to pedestrians and cyclists after the completion of a $3.6M rehabilitation project. The funds were jointly provided by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Town of Battleford.

      sasktoday.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-17 to 2023-07-21
    • BHP Group Limited has provided $200K to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation for the purchase of two bladder scanners and a Glidescope. Remaining funds will go towards other enhanced operating room equipment.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is providing over $150K through its Companion Animal Health Fund to support research that focuses on improving pet health. Almost $78K will go towards supporting the ongoing work of six research teams while the remaining $72.5K will be given out to 11 students in the form of tuition awards.

      usask.ca
    • According to MarketsFarm analysis, crops in western Saskatchewan are expected to provide a below average yield. Drought conditions have especially impacted durum and lentil crops which are grown in the region. Crop ratings have been on the decline and are well below the province’s five-year averages.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is requesting an AgriRecovery assessment from the federal government due to long-standing drought conditions. The province is also requesting an early designation of the federal Livestock Tax Deferral Program to provide livestock producers with more options.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is extending the Overdose Outreach Teams pilot program in Regina. The program will continue to develop its outreach process for another six months before being reviewed to determine the next steps.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is extending the Overdose Outreach Teams pilot program in Saskatoon. The program will continue to develop its outreach process for another six months before being reviewed to determine the next steps.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Prince Albert’s Moose Lodge Wellness Centre is shutting its doors due to a lack of funding. The centre serves around 320 meals a day to people without homes, five days a week. Seven staff members will be impacted by the closure.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • Foran Mining Corporation and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) have signed a collaboration agreement regarding education. The agreement supports the creation of business and employment opportunities for PBCN members by offering a diverse selection of training.

      northeastnow.com
    • According to Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade industry grew by 89.8% in May 2023 compared to the previous year. This marks 32 straight months of growth for the industry. The total value of Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade for May 2023 was $7.0B.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Regina General Hospital has temporarily closed one of its intensive care beds following months of staff shortages. The bed was closed June 30 with no plans to reopen until September 5. The Ministry of Health has said that the closure will not impact patient care.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1M to YWCA Saskatoon. The funds will support the charity’s role in providing second stage housing units for women and children.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $13M across over 31 communities through the Rural Integrated Roads for Growth program. The program supports 34 infrastructure projects in rural municipalities across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is currently working on a $26M paving project for southeast Saskatchewan. The project includes 230 km of road in key corridors. Construction is expected to continue through most of the summer.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Nutrien Ltd. has announced that it will be curtailing production at its Cory potash mine due to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada strike at the Port of Vancouver. According to the company, continued losses to export capacity may impact production at its other mines.

      nutrien.com
    • Ka-miyosit “Beautiful One” Hair and Esthetics has opened a stand-alone beauty salon and school in North Battleford. The school offers certifications for journeypersons in skincare or nail-care technicians.

      sasknow.com
    • Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation is doubling its low yield appraisals to give farmers more options to respond to environmental conditions this year. Under these changes, more acres of low yielding crops can be diverted to animal feed without impacting Crop Insurance coverage.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-10 to 2023-07-14
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is spending $2.5M to expand construction-related pre-apprenticeship training. The funds will support an additional 200 training seats in approximately 20 construction-related trades. Training is currently being offered at regional colleges, Dumont Technical Institute, and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has extended its agreements with Information Services Corporation (ISC) until 2053. Under the agreement, ISC will continue to provide registry management and service delivery for the government. In addition, the province will provide a one-time payment of $150M and then, starting in 2024, $30M a year for the next five years.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Five registered nurses from the Philippines have arrived in Saskatchewan through the province’s Health Human Resources Action Plan. These nurses are the first of several groups of Filipino nurses with conditional job offers. In August, the newcomers will undergo a new 14-week program before they begin work.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to Statistics Canada, a record number of people were working in Saskatchewan in June 2023. Total employment reached 604,700 (seasonally unadjusted), up 3,300 from the same period last year.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.72M to 114 new traffic safety projects across the province. Through the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund, important intersections and high traffic roads will receive upgrades to improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada has allocated $1.9M to community and Indigenous groups that support mental health and addiction services in Saskatchewan. The funds will be used to help those suffering from opioid addiction in Regina.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $10M to BioLesna Carbon Technologies LP in Carrot River for the creation of a biorefinery. The refinery will convert waste from the forestry industry into useful products like biochar. BioLesna is planning to hire from the local Carrot River community and expects to have the refinery up and running within the next eight weeks.

      northeastnow.com
    • According to the Saskatchewan Realtors Association, market challenges have not stopped housing sales in the province. Inventory of homes priced under $300K decreased by 17% last month as people move to the province seeking affordability. Inventory levels in Regina are close to 30% below long-term trends and have reached levels not seen since June 2014.

      leaderpost.com
    • The Brandt Group has donated $2M to the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The funds will go towards the ‘Mobile Hub’ initiative which offers training programs and recreation opportunities for blind people throughout the province.

      leaderpost.com
    • According to Statistics Canada, the value of Saskatchewan’s farm real estate grew by a record amount last year. The data shows that high land prices have benefitted established farmers but have made it difficult for younger farmers to join the industry.

      cbc.ca
    • Saskatchewan-based Avena Foods Ltd. and snack company Hippeas have announced a collaboration into intercropping research. The program seeks to create a blueprint for farmers to learn about the impact of regenerative farming on soil health, biodiversity and nutrient density.

      sasktoday.ca
  • Week of 2023-07-03 to 2023-07-07
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.7M in funding to expand youth counselling through Family Services Saskatchewan. These services will be provided in Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle and Oxbow, with additional communities expected to join the program in coming weeks.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new multi-use community centre has opened its doors in the Town of Kinistino. The centre received $2.3M in funding from the Government of Canada and another $2M from the Government of Saskatchewan.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association will be providing Saskatchewan Polytechnic with $250K to develop a municipal administration specialty program. Students in Prince Albert will be able to begin the program in fall 2024.

      sasknow.com
    • The Saskatchewan Health Authority has expanded the emergency room hours at the Porcupine Carragana Hospital in Porcupine Plain. As of July 1, the hospital’s emergency room is now open on weekends from 8am to 3:30pm. Starting July 10, the emergency room’s hours will be increased again, open daily from 8am to midnight.

      northeastnow.com
    • The City of North Battleford has hired LV Schell Construction Management Services to renovate its council chambers. The $300K project will begin in the fall of 2023 and is expected to take three months to complete.

      sasknow.com
    • The Dam Smokehouse in Nipawin sustained damage from a storm on July 1 and is closed indefinitely until further notice. Multiple other local businesses and homes were damaged by the storm, including the Nipawin Evergreen Golf Course.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing $50M to the Bekevar Wind Power Project in partnership with Cowessess First Nation and Innagreen Investments. The project will build 36 turbines near Kipling, which will supply over 200 megawatts of power, enough to serve up to 100,000 homes annually.

      canada.ca
    • Yorkton’s Deer Park Golf Course has recently unveiled its new $7.6M clubhouse. The upgrades include new year-round restaurant, a new parking lot and a new pro shop.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Innovation Saskatchewan is providing more than $1.1M to four industry-led research and development projects. The funding aims to support areas of innovation that can assist the province’s core economic sectors, as well as accelerate the commercialization of new agricultural technologies.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Casino Moose Jaw has begun a $5M renovation project, which includes the construction of a new customer service area and a responsible gambling support & information area. The casino will remain open during construction, with renovations expected to finish in 2024.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new joint-use elementary school is scheduled to be built in Regina’s north end. The new facility will be comprised of two elementary schools, one operated by the Regina Catholic School Division and the other by Regina Public Schools, a new community space and a childcare centre with 51 spaces. Construction is slated to start in the fall 2023 and be open by the fall of 2025.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing Saskatoon Tribal Council with $350K to extend the Sawêyihtotân project to March 31, 2024. The project helps people who are homeless find long-term housing.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Highway 15 is undergoing major improvements near Kenaston as part of a $22.7M highway construction project. The project, which includes replacing culverts, widening of the road and resurfacing, is expected to take two years to complete.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The federal and provincial governments are spending almost $27.5M for the construction of a new Prekindergarten to Grade 6 francophone elementary school. Located in the City of Regina’s north end, the new school will accommodate 325 students and 51 childcare spaces. The new school is scheduled to open in January 2025.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Ag-West Bio will receive $9.5M from the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership over the next five years to advance Saskatchewan’s agriculture biotechnology sector. Ag-West Bio will use these funds to expand the industry through funding start-ups, creating connections within the industry and promoting agriculture biosciences.

      canada.ca
    • The Water Security Agency is expanding its support for channel clearing and drainage project maintenance by providing up to $1M in cost share rebates. Groups have until January 31, 2024, to apply for up to $100K through the program.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-06-26 to 2023-06-30
    • A new skateboard museum has opened in Saskatoon. The museum features one-of-a-kind and limited edition skateboards and showcases the sport’s history in Saskatoon.

      globalnews.ca
    • A new children’s sensory centre has opened in Montreal Lake Cree Nation. The facility will help build developmental skills for children suffering from poverty or neglect. In the future, the facility will also include a prevention centre which will host counselling and parenting classes.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced the opening of eight new affordable homes for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges. The homes will be in Saskatoon and will provide affordable housing to 10 people.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Fourteen new businesses have opened throughout Saskatchewan’s provincial parks this season. There will be new accommodations to rent, a variety of new entertainment activities and new spots to eat available for visitors.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will provide $45.9M towards the construction of a new school in Saskatoon. St. Frances Cree Bilingual School will accommodate 600 students, up to Grade 9, along with 70 childcare spaces. Construction is expected to complete by fall 2025.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment has opened in Pelican Narrows. The new, modern facility will allow the RCMP to better serve the community.

      sasknow.com
    • The University of Saskatchewan is expanding its undergraduate program at the College of Medicine with four additional seats being added in fall 2023. The College expects to add another four seats by 2024, bringing the total number of seats to 108. All new seats will be based in Saskatoon.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Melfort Golf and Country Club’s junior golf program will be returning to the club on June 26. Students will learn basic golfing skills and then be split by age group for further instruction. The club hopes that the program will spur future interest in the sport.

      northeastnow.com
    • As part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s 2030 Growth Plan, the province expects to produce around 600K barrels of crude oil per day by 2030. This would be an increase of about 31% over the next seven years.

      northeastnow.com
    • Poundmaker Cree Nation announced the opening of a new Culture Lodge on June 21, 2023. The lodge will feature community events over the summer with the goal of teaching about the Indigenous way of life.

      sasknow.com
    • The University of Regina and North West College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a Bachelor of Social Work degree program. The program will benefit post-secondary students in North Battleford and Meadow Lake and is scheduled to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

      sasknow.com
    • The Southeast College is expanding its early childhood education programs through support from the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. One additional full-time diploma program will be located in Estevan and two part-time programs will be in Assiniboia and Indian Head.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Interlake Human Resources Corporation has completed renovations of its Watrous building. The Ministry of Social Services provided $350K towards the renovations, which will support more accessible programming for adults with intellectual disabilities.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $6.6M in funding for livestock and forage research in the province. The funding will go towards the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence over the next five years.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2023-06-19 to 2023-06-23
    • The provincial government is in the process of amending regulations and policies so that pharmacists, nurse practitioners and advanced care paramedics will soon be able to provide additional services to improve patient care across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing around $26M to build a new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school in Lanigan. The new school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2025 and will replace Lanigan Elementary and Lanigan Central High School.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to a recent update to the Canadian Rental Housing Index, a third of those living in Saskatchewan are spending more than 30% of their income on rent. Moreover, approximately 11% of people in the province are spending over half of their income on rent.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The Pinehouse Wellness Centre will be receiving $277,000 over three years from the provincial government for its Restorative Program. The program provides more than 20 youth, between the ages of four and 18, with support and offers outside of school events and activities such as barbeques, fishing trips and conferences.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Viterra, a national grain-handling business, has been acquired by Bunge, the world’s largest oilseeds processing company. Both companies did not say if the acquisition would lead to layoffs or if Viterra’s headquarters would leave Regina.

      cbc.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Minor Capital Renewal Program will provide $2.1M to St. John Community School in Prince Albert to undergo renovations. The school will use the funds for upgrades, such as replacing the boiler, new windows, a wheelchair lift and improvements to the bathrooms, kitchen and library.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • According to the director of legislative affairs for the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, close to 19% of all Saskatchewan small businesses are in danger of closing. Canada Emergency Business Account loans are due at the end of this year, and businesses that are unable to make their payments may be forced to close.

      northeastnow.com
    • Regina-based Mind’s Eye Entertainment has begun production on a major feature film. The movie is being shot in Saskatchewan and has received the province’s feature film and television grant. According to Creative Saskatchewan, the project is expected to bring over $9.8M to the economy and will use many local workers.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Town of Battleford has awarded G and C Asphalt Ltd. the contract to upgrade sidewalks and roadways in 2023, at a cost of $352,000.

      sasknow.com
    • The construction of a new 35-bed hospital has begun in Weyburn. The new General Hospital is scheduled to be ready by December 2025 and will replace the existing hospital.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The provincial government is spending $850K to provide 21 grants to community airports across Saskatchewan. The funding will cover up to half the costs of repairs and upgrades conducted at eligible airports.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing $18M, over the next five years, to Prairie Diagnostic Services. These funds will support disease diagnosis, surveillance and research in animal health and welfare.

      canada.ca
    • Ledcor Construction Limited will construct the new La Ronge Long-Term Care Home facility. The project also includes renovations to the existing long-term space, which will remain open during the renovations. Construction is expected to start in June 2023 and be done by 2026.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.7M in new funding to Family Services Saskatchewan. Starting in Regina and Saskatoon, these funds will go towards expanding free counselling services to children, youth and caregivers. In the coming weeks, more communities throughout the province will gain access to the expanded services.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Prince Albert and Prince Albert Community Housing Society Inc., have partnered to provide $1.5M to build a new five-plex building. The project will create new affordable housing for young families.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan’s $5M renovation of Clavet Composite School has finished. Some of the new upgrades include a new washroom, a lift for access to the second floor and a new collaboration. The project began in June 2020 as part of the province’s efforts to stimulate the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-06-12 to 2023-06-16
    • The Government of Saskatchewan and ten post-secondary institutions have partnered to increase access to training opportunities for early childhood educators. The provincial government will be contributing over $12M for the 2023-24 academic year. Due to this funding, seven institutions will offer new tuition-free programs for early childhood educators in fall 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to data released by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 5.7% in 2022, the highest growth among all other provinces and the territories. The province’s agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sectors rebounded from the 2021 drought, while mining and quarrying grew by 4.0% due to the strong potash prices.

      statcan.gc.ca
    • The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning centre has purchased land as part of its plan to move into a new building. The new site will include a community greenhouse and a garden as well as classroom and office spaces. The new facility is scheduled to open by August 2025.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • Sharp Games, a new virtual reality escape room business, is opening its doors in Tisdale at the beginning of June.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $330K to start the Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair program. The funding will enable performing the specialized valve-repair procedure at the Royal University Hospital Catheterization Lab in Saskatoon.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Ministry of Social Services is providing an additional $456K to expand trusteeship and money management services in 2023-2024. An extra 300 spaces will be filled by clients who need assistance managing their income assistance benefits. The increased funding will provide clients with extra supports during challenging times and teach them money management skills.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to the Government of Saskatchewan, agri-food exports are approximately $6B in the first quarter of 2023, up 75% compared to the same period last year. Canola oil, canola seed, non-durum wheat, durum and lentils continue to be the leading exports of the province. Higher prices and increased supply are driving the growth in exports for these products.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $14M for infrastructure and facility upgrades at provincial parks in 2023-2024. Construction projects include improvements to boat launches, campground services centres, water systems and roads.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has announced it will be providing grants to short line railway companies through its Short Line Railway Improvement Program. In total, $530K will go towards these grants which will assist with track upgrades, improve crossings, maintain bridges and rehabilitate tracks. Short line railways primarily transport grain throughout the province on over 2,000km of track.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-06-05 to 2023-06-09
    • Eden Care has announced that it will be closing its Saplings Early Learning Child Care Centre in Regina. The centre gave parents a seven-week warning, saying that it would be closing its doors at the end of June.

      globalnews.ca
    • Men of the North, a mental health support group in northern Saskatchewan, has received a three-year grant of $820K from Northpine Foundation. The group expects that these funds will allow them to recruit more staff, operate office space as well as provide mental health support, education and training.

      larongenow.com
    • Baselode Energy Corp. has begun drilling at its Hook uranium project in northern Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin area. Baselode plans to drill 10km for expansion and reconnaissance over the summer.

      baselode.com
    • Fission Uranium has begun its summer drill program at Patterson Lake South in the Athabasca Basin. Drilling will be used to gather information that will be used in the planning of the underground mine infrastructure.

      canadianminingjournal.com
    • The City of North Battleford has begun the process of upgrading its pipe and asphalt infrastructure on 98th Street. Major upgrades include water main replacement, storm sewer upgrades and tree planting, which is expected to be done by the fall 2023.

      cityofnb.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan announced that it will provide an additional $40M to school divisions in the province on top of its budget. These funds will be used to support growth in enrolment, that has been greater than projected, as well as the hiring of new support staff for the classroom.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-29 to 2023-06-02
    • The Government of Canada is providing more than $7.6M to five businesses in the province. Through PrairiesCan, the funding will support training, innovation and business growth, thereby helping establish the businesses in new markets.

      canada.ca
    • Olymel Canada will be closing the Kelsey pork processing plant in Humboldt. The closure is temporary but indefinite until market conditions improve. Dozens of workers have been let go but Olymel has said that HR will look for vacant positions within the industry to place displaced staff.

      larongenow.com
    • SaskGaming is spending $5M to upgrade the Casino Moose Jaw. Renovations to the site are expected to complete in early 2024 and will include new lights and carpets as well as an updated floorplan.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation is providing $1.7M to build stacked townhouses for seniors, people with disabilities and families in Saskatoon. The project will be built in two phases and will include 73 homes and amenities such as daycare, a gym and office space.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-22 to 2023-05-26
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is distributing $24.1M to Essential Skills programs for adults. This funding will be going to several post-secondary institutions across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic has received $400K from PrairiesCan to go towards creating and sustainably maintaining a fleet of wild rice harvesting boats. This funding comes from the Community Economic Development and Diversification program and will build partnerships with First Nations and Métis groups.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • Two restaurants are set to close in Saskatoon. Sticks and Stones will close its doors on June 24 while Ayden Kitchen and Bar will close on July 8. The restaurant owner for both locations plans on starting new culinary ventures in the city.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Saskatoon has selected two companies, Bird and Neuron, as vendors for their two-year e-scooter pilot project. The companies will be the sole providers of shared e-scooters in the city. After the project completes, the city will decide if the program will be expanded.

      cbc.ca
    • The City of Moose Jaw has begun construction of a new joint-use school with funding from the provincial government. The $69M project will be done in 2025 and the province expects 900 students to immediately join from local districts. The grounds will also have a child care facility which will provide services for 51 children.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has announced the beginning of Highway Construction Season. This year, the government has plans to improve 1,000 km of highways and spend $62.8M on bridge repairs.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority is providing over $220K to agencies that promote awareness and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder as part of the authority’s commitment to the responsible usage of alcohol.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s mining industry reported record high sales in 2022. Over the year, mineral sales passed $19.4B, twice the previous record. Increased production of uranium and gold as well as higher potash prices played a role in the increase.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations expect to spend $2.1B to improve services in 2023-2024. This spending is will support economic growth and fund new jobs in the public sector.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation has finalized Wildlife Compensation for producers who suffered damages during the 2022-2023 wildfire season. A freight adjustment was introduced to help impacted producers.

      canada.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will provide more than $4.1M to three agricultural support programs over the next five years. Through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, these funds will support new leadership and the spread of information in the agricultural sector.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-15 to 2023-05-19
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing more than $910K to expand youth services offered by YMCA Prince Albert. The Prince Albert Youth Transitional Housing Services delivers support to youth with complex needs, including addictions and mental health.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Transportation company 4 Tracks Ltd. has purchased land at the Global Transportation Hub in Regina. The company is expected to begin construction of an office, warehouse, and wash bay facility by summer 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • SaskPower is spending $9M to upgrade Regina’s downtown power grid. The work, which is expected to last until December, will involve the replacement or removal of some underground cables and duct banks.

      cbc.ca
    • The visiting centre in Air Ronge has temporarily closed due to mounting debt. Operated by Woodlands and Waterway, the centre is looking for loans to avoid insolvency and permanent closure.

      larongenow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.5M to expand the number of apprenticeship training seats by 250. The new seats bring the provincial total to 4,450.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $134K for a new witness specialist and a part-time administration support position in the Melfort area. This is part of the province’s $790K funding for the Victim/Witness Services program.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Renovations to expand the number of spaces offered have been completed at Valley Action Abilities in Rosthern. The Ministry of Social Services provided $550K for the project.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is spending $147K to enhance the Internet Child Exploitation Unit. The unit will receive a total of over $1.4M through the 2023-2024 Municipal Police Grant program, supporting nine police positions across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing an additional $400K to the University of Regina Online Therapy Unit. The increased funding will allow the service to reach more people across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-08 to 2023-05-12
    • Woodland Development Corp, a light oil and gas production company, will be moving its administration to the town of Carlyle. The company has recently purchased several production wells and properties from Vermillion Energy in the area.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is spending $6M to maintain and preserve roads that support the province’s forestry industry. Forestry-dependent roads in northern Saskatchewan are expected to see an increase in traffic due to new and upgraded mills.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is spending $2.2M to build a new group home in Creighton. The new home will provide 24-hour supervision and assistance with daily living tasks.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The City of Regina is spending $8M to begin a four-year revitalization project in the downtown core. This project includes upgrades to the roadway, streetscape, sidewalks, and underground infrastructure.

      regina.ca
    • The City of Saskatoon is spending almost $67.2M in roadwork and bridge rehabilitation projects this year. The City’s largest project is the rehabilitation of both sides of the Circle Drive North Bridge. The project is expected to be done by October.

      globalnews.ca
    • Shercom Industries Inc. has shut down its tire processing operations following its contract with the Tire Stewardship of Saskatchewan not being renewed. Since 2022, Shercom has laid off 62 employees and according to the company, this shutdown may cause the company to leave the province.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is developing a new family physician payment model. Under the new model, family physicians will receive a base payment for standard services as well as an additional payment for any extra services they provide. The new model aims to support retention efforts and ongoing recruitment in family medicine.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Catholic Social Services, will provide a new Supportive Family Living Program this summer. The program uses a family-centered approach to support families in crisis in the Lloydminster area. The province has allocated $820K to the program in its 2023-24 budget.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency is allocating over $2M to support flood mapping efforts throughout the province. The agency will carry out technical work to identify where risk areas are and help to guide future work on flood mitigation and protection.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s Mental Health and Addictions Minister has announced that 12 more post-treatment beds will be opening at St. Joseph’s Addiction Recovery Centre in Estevan. St. Joseph’s now operates a total of 32 post-treatment beds.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $19.5M in funding for the Pest Biosecurity Program. The five-year program will support education and training in pest management through the Plant Health Network and will be delivered by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.

      canada.ca
    • TFI International Inc. has announced that it has agreed to acquire Saskatoon-based Siemens Transportation Group. Siemens has negotiated that all its employees will stay on after the transition.

      cjme.com
    • The City of Yorkton, in partnership with SaskAbilities, has opened a household hazardous waste collection site. Some of the products accepted are flammable & toxic liquids, aerosols, pesticides and corrosive liquids & solids.

      yorkton.ca
    • The City of Regina has begun a $2.3M roadway renewal project on McCarthy Boulevard. Work on this project is anticipated to take about five months to complete.

      regina.ca
    • The City of Regina has begun a $2.4M roadway renewal and intersection improvement project on Lewvan Drive. Work on the project is scheduled to take three months to complete.

      regina.ca
    • The City of Regina has begun a $2.2M roadway renewal project on Albert Street. Work on the project is expected to take 18 weeks to complete.

      regina.ca
    • According to Macklin Minor Ball, an umpire shortage is making it difficult for local teams to host baseball and softball games. Local umpire co-ordinators have noted that there are around 300 less softball umpires registered today than there was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The University of Regina will be laying off some staff due to a reduced budget. According to the university, no programs are being eliminated at this time.

      cbc.ca
  • Week of 2023-05-01 to 2023-05-05
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will provide $250K in funding to the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon for a co-packing project. The project will build small batch canning capacity that will facilitate growth in the province's growing food processing sector.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan and Ahtahkakoop Cree Developments signed an agreement to jointly develop an urgent care centre in Saskatoon. The proposed centre will be staffed with a care team that includes professionals in both physical and mental health care.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, City of Prince Albert, and Prince Albert Community Housing Society Inc. began construction on two new affordable housing complexes in Prince Albert. The two units cost $3.1M, and will provide 11 new homes. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • According to a recent Statistics Canada report, farmers in Saskatchewan anticipate planting more wheat (14.2M acres; +7.3%) and canola (11.8M acres; +3.7%), and less barley, oats, and lentils than in 2022.

      statcan.gc.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services is piloting a new social services mobile outreach program. The program will receive $656K to place up to 10 social services staff in community-based organizations across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The print shops at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Prince Albert and Moose Jaw campuses will be closing on July 1. Eight employees will be laid off from the post-secondary institution.

      mjindependent.com
  • Week of 2023-04-24 to 2023-04-28
    • Saskatchewan has reported an increase of 53% in urban housing starts for the first three-months of 2023, compared to the same period last year. This increase is the largest of all the provinces.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada has announced more than $2.3M in funding for renovations of the Heritage Common building in the Town of Hepburn. These funds will go towards energy-efficient upgrades for the centre. The improvements are expected to lower the facility’s energy consumption by over 22%.

      canada.ca
    • The City of Yorkton began the $26M reconstruction of York road. This project will likely be the most expensive and one of the most complex in Yorkton’s history. It includes complete road reconstruction, curb replacement and utility upgrades.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The John Hopkins Regina Soundstage is looking to hire a crew for its virtual studio. The state-of-the-art facility will allow filmmakers to project different locations on the screen, eliminating the need for travel. The recently completed studio is the only one in Canada.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada provided Saskatchewan with $900K to train and mentor media production workers. Beginning April 1, the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association started its 1-year program. The program will provide workshops and on-set mentorship. The program is expected to create new jobs and boost the sector in Saskatchewan.

      cbc.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $468.8K to the Saskatoon Police Service and Regina Police Service to expand the Police and Crisis Team program. The Police and Crisis Team program pairs a mental health professional with a police officer to better respond to mental health related incidents.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada, the City of Saskatoon and the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium have announced joint funding of $420K to begin planning the electrification of Saskatoon Transit’s bus fleet. This plan will guide the city towards the goal of complete electrification.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has increased the funding of Emergency Medical Services by $8.8M. The funding will support improvements in 31 communities across the province, including over $3.5M to create 33 new full-time equivalent positions across 27 communities.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has approved funding for three organizations to offer online learning for Kindergarten to Grade 12. Regina Catholic Schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and FlexED will partner with the province's Distance Learning Centre to offer these online learning opportunities.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan are partnering to provide joint funding of more than $42.1M for 21 infrastructure projects across the province. Large projects include a new arena in Lloydminster, an outdoor aquatic centre in Balgonie and breakwater rehabilitation in Cochin. Several rural areas will also receive bridge replacements.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing Carlton Trail College with $800K to expand its regional trades training facility. The expansion will allow the college to offer new courses and programs. Construction is set to begin around August and be completed in 2024.

      northeastnow.com
    • According to data from Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan is showing strong year-over-year growth in manufacturing sales. Saskatchewan’s manufacturing sales increased by 10.5% in February 2023 compared to February 2022, third in terms of percentage change among the provinces.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatoon Tribal Council recently opened ?kw?sk?cik iskw?wak in collaboration with the Federal Government, the province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, and Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership. The transitional home will help women move back into society following incarceration at the Pine Grove Correctional Centre.

      sktc.sk.ca
    • PLATO, an Indigenous-led technology company, recently opened a new training centre in Prince Albert. The centre will offer a variety of software-related training programs. Students who graduate from their five-month training course are guaranteed a full-time job with the company.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is increasing addictions treatment capacity across the province through EHN Canada. Thirty-six additional virtual outpatient treatment spaces will begin coming online this spring.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Louis Dreyfus Company is expanding its canola crushing facility in Yorkton. The new crushing line will double the capacity of the current facility. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding improvements to their provincial transportation system. The three provinces will cooperate to improve interprovincial transportation, encourage national supply chain solutions, and harmonize transportation corridor regulations.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Kikinahk Friendship Centre’s shuttle bus service between La Ronge and Prince Albert ceased operations at the end of March due to a lack of funding. The organization plans to offer the service again if funding is available.

      larongenow.com
  • Week of 2023-04-17 to 2023-04-21
    • The Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections, Policing, and Public Safety is providing $475K in the 2023-2024 Provincial Budget to engage with First Nations to develop a First Nations policing model. Currently, File Hills First Nations Police Service is the only First Nations police service in Saskatchewan.

      globalnews.ca
    • A new Early Years Family Resource Centre is expected to open in Tisdale by the fall of 2023. The new facility will be operated by the North East School Division and will be funded by the Canada-Saskatchewan Bilateral Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $876K over 3 years to support second stage housing for women and their children leaving abuse. In addition to housing, second stage shelters offer counselling, education and employment connections, and children’s programming. This funding has been allocated to 5 shelters across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $200K over the next 2 years to the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law for its clinical law program. This funding lays the groundwork to expand the program as well as assist with student placement opportunities.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division is expecting a shortfall in the 2022-2023 school year of about $1.85M. While the provincial government has increased the provincial education budget, the school division claims the additional funding is not enough to maintain current operations and programs.

      sasknow.com
    • A new SARCAN recycling depot recently opened in Saskatoon. This new depot is twice the size of the one it replaced.

      globalnews.ca
    • Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership has acquired a majority stake in AGI Envirotank, a manufacturer of steel storage tanks. Kitsaki believes the acquisition will create economic opportunities for the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and surrounding communities.

      larongenow.com
    • Zellers has returned to Saskatoon as of April 4, 2023. The new store is repurposing part of the existing Hudson's Bay store in the Midtown shopping centre.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has created a new commercial Crown corporation to oversee the province’s gaming policy and management. Powers for the new corporation, Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan, will come into effect June 1, 2023.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • To improve access to family physicians and ease pressures on emergency rooms, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Medical Association have announced an agreement to enhance physician compensation. All community-based, fee-for-service family physicians as well as urgent care clinics will be eligible for the increased funding.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is introducing legislation to license physician assistants as a new profession. The government hopes that licensing this new position will help address the demand for health care workers in the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre in Saskatoon has closed to undergo upgrades. According to the city, the project could take up to two years to complete and cost $24M.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-04-10 to 2023-04-14
    • A new francophone school for Prince Albert has received funding in the Government of Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Provincial Budget to replace École Valois.

      sasknow.com
    • The Canada Border Services Agency is reinstating regular hours of service at 10 Saskatchewan ports of entry. The pre-pandemic operational hours will come into effect at nine land ports of entry and the Scobey Border Station Airport in Coronach.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Yorkton City Council has approved funding for Phase 2 of the city’s Smith Street improvement initiative.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s Mineral Exploration Tax Credit is set to triple under the Province’s new legislation. The proposed change would increase the credit from 10% to 30%, encouraging new investment.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has launched its new critical minerals strategy to drive development of the sector in the province. The strategy has four goals: to increase mineral exploration spending, to double the number of critical minerals being produced, to grow Saskatchewan’s production of potash, uranium and helium, and to establish Saskatchewan as a rare earth element hub.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Carlton Trail College received $800K from the 2023-2024 Provincial Budget to expand its trades training in northeast Saskatchewan. Funds will be used to make additions to the College’s regional trades training facility in Humboldt.

      northeastnow.com
    • Prairie Sentinel Craft Ale Works received zoning approval to open a brewpub and tavern in Humboldt. The owner expects to open the brewpub by early fall but still needs to receive approval from the Province.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Town of Battleford will receive funding for a new district care home as part of Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Provincial Budget. The funding will be part of the $2.6M allocated towards initiating key infrastructure priorities.

      More Health Care Workers, Expanded Services And A Health Care System That Works For Everyone | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan
    • A location has been confirmed for a new joint-use West Harbour Landing School. The facility is expected to be open by 2026 and will accommodate 850 students. It will also include a 90-space childcare centre.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Parkland College is reopening its provincial firefighting training centre in Melville after being closed since 2021. The centre will accommodate between 18 and 24 students per cohort starting in July.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Regina City Council approved catalyst committee project recommendations totalling over $490M. Projects include a new arena to replace the Brandt Centre, the modernization of the Regina Central Library and a non-vehicular trail that would join parts of the city centre.

      cbc.ca
    • Regina City Council has approved a daycare expansion in Harbour Landing. The expansion will allow the daycare to increase its childcare spaces from 12 to 30.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Saskatchewan MLA salaries are now capped at a 3% increase per year. Salary increases for the province’s MLAs are tied to the Consumer Price Index and would have otherwise increased 6.8% this year.

      cbc.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Provincial Budget will supply funding for a new school in Carlyle as part of the $4.4M allocated towards 5 major school capital projects. The new K-12 school will replace the Carlyle Elementary School and Gordon F. Kells High School.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Provincial Budget will provide $1M towards the cost of a new nursing home in Estevan. The new Estevan Regional Nursing Home committee has had the necessary 20% funding since 2015 but is awaiting provincial support before the project can begin.

      sasktoday.ca
    • In January 2023, investment in building construction reached $399M in Saskatchewan, up 21.5% year-over-year. This is the highest growth among the provinces for this period.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • St. Joseph’s Addiction Recovery Centre in Estevan is set to add 14 spaces. The spaces are planned to be operational by the end of March.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have jointly funded the development of 6 new Early Years Family Resource Centres. These centres provide free programming for families with children up to age 6. They will be located in Ile-a-la Crosse, Kindersley, Regina, Saskatoon, Tisdale and Warman/Martensville.

      saskatchewan.ca
  • Week of 2023-04-03 to 2023-04-07
    • The Government of Canada and the City of Saskatoon jointly announced $2.6M in funding for the construction of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the city. This funding contributes to the Government of Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy.

      canada.ca
    • The Victim Advocate Case Review program has expanded to Moose Jaw and Prince Albert. The program allows community experts to work with police agencies on closed sexual assault files to find opportunities to improve investigation outcomes.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety is granting almost $305K to the Saskatoon Police Service for two alternative response officer positions.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is allocating $548.2M to the Agriculture Budget, a 19% increase from the previous year. Close to $90M will go towards strategic initiatives under the federal-provincial Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Meanwhile, $408M will fund the federal-provincial risk management programs such as Crop Insurance and AgriStability.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget will increase the base budget of the Creative Saskatchewan Feature Film and Television Production Grant to $12M. The additional funding aims to encourage more television and film productions to shoot in the province and employ local crews.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Provincial Budget will provide $5.2M in new funding to support Health Human Resources initiatives. These funds will help create more post-secondary training seats, fill vacant positions through the licensing of internationally-educated health care workers currently in the province and recruitment initiatives in the Philippines.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget will be providing nearly $765M to the post-secondary education sector. Close to $59M will go towards education-related infrastructure projects, while $25.2M will be used to expand training programs for key health professionals.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget will increase the funding of the Ministry of Environment by $95.3M. The funds will support projects related to abandoned mines, sustainable mineral exploration, management of solid waste and hunting.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget includes investments in critical minerals projects. The Province is committing $4M to expand the Targeted Mineral Exploration Incentive as well as increasing the Saskatchewan Mineral Exploration Tax Credit from 10% to 30%.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan will open a new international trade office in Germany, making it Saskatchewan's ninth international office. The Province aims to increase trade and investment opportunities by increasing its presence globally, which in turn creates more jobs in Saskatchewan.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Ministry of Highways is spending $776M to strengthen key transportation corridors and support the forestry sector across Saskatchewan. The Province’s 2023-2024 Budget also includes $422M for capital projects to improve more than 1000 km of highways.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget is providing a record $3.1B to education, an increase of 6.7% from last year’s budget. This funding will support five new school capital projects and three new repair projects.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget is allocating a record $1.4B to the Ministry of Social Services. This is an increase of 3.4% over the previous budget.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget will provide a record $3.7B in capital projects funding. This includes approximately $2.1 billion in capital projects by the province's commercial Crown corporations and almost $1.7 billion in capital projects across Executive government.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget will provide $518M in funding for initiatives that target mental health and addiction issues. The Province increased funding for these projects by $12.4M since the last budget.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s 2023-2024 Budget includes over $1B in funding for public safety and the justice system. Some key projects include, $27.5M for interpersonal violence supports and services, $91.77M for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency and $75.4M for upgrades at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan announced $6.9B will be allocated to healthcare in its 2023-2024 budget, an increase of 6.7% from the previous year. The funding will support a growing healthcare workforce, advance capital projects and enhance mental health and addiction services.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The University of Saskatchewan’s Prince Albert campus is expanding its biology program to include a course about Animal Body Systems. The school recently purchased the laboratory equipment required to offer this new course.

      sasknow.com
    • Various construction projects in Prince Albert could reach more than $1B over the next 12 months. Some of the key projects include $550M to reopen the pulp mill by Paper Excellence, $300M to upgrade the city’s Victoria Hospital and $250M for the construction of a new oriented strand board mill.

      sasknow.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing more than $5.8M to 14 tourism operators across the province to help grow the tourism sector. Tourism generates over $2B in annual travel spending in Saskatchewan.

      canada.ca
    • PrairiesCan is providing $10.2M to support 180 jobs in agri-food, advanced manufacturing innovation and community revitalization across Saskatchewan.

      canada.ca
  • Week of 2023-03-27 to 2023-03-31
    • Estevan city council has approved a development permit for new a 90-space childcare centre. The centre will be located at the West Estevan Mall and will operate 24 hours a day.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced $485M in funding for strategic agricultural initiatives in the province. The funds are provided under the new five-year Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. Under this new agreement, there is a continued focus on agricultural research and increased support for water development.

      canada.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $450K in funding to Economic Development Regina and Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority. The organizations will use the funds to develop sustainable growth initiatives and implement engagement strategies to strengthen the provincial economy.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Urban housing starts in Saskatchewan increased by 76.4% between February 2022 and 2023. This increase is the largest of any province over the same period.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is offering an enhanced Rural Physician Incentive Program to help attract and retain more family doctors in rural and remote areas of the province. The total incentive for doctors is now $200K over five years, more than four times the amount that was previously offered.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The Government of Saskatchewan allotted $297M in funding for the 2023-24 Municipal Revenue Sharing Program, a 13% increase from the 2022-23 fiscal year. The program benefits municipalities and supports local priorities across the province.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Blue Mountain Adventure Park near North Battleford has temporarily shuttered operations.

      battlefordsnow.com
    • Ticket sales for the Regina Symphony Orchestra have been about 50% pre-pandemic levels since September 2023. The orchestra cancelled three concerts in April while it focuses on putting together a plan for next season.

      ctvnews.ca
    • Regina’s Italian Star Deli has opened a new location. The new location is four times the size of the original and includes an Italian-style bakery and a fully operational kitchen.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The City of North Battleford has issued a below average number of building permits this year. February 2023 was a remarkably slow month with only four permits issued for a total of $85K. In February 2022, the city had nine permits worth over $418K.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Métis Nation of Saskatchewan has announced $1.5M to Northern Region III for the construction of eight new affordable housing units in Île-a-la-Crosse. Construction will start this spring and is scheduled to be complete in 2024.

      northeastnow.com
    • Rise Air charter airline has announced that it will be unable to operate some of its aircraft this year due to the shortage of qualified pilots and changes to flight duty regulations.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada are adding $405K in funding to KidsFirst Regional programming. This additional investment increases the total program funding to $1.2M. KidsFirst Regional travels across the province bringing learning opportunities to children up to age five with programs such as take-home literacy kits, story walks and pop-up preschool events.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • Saskatchewan’s new workplace safety strategy is adding psychological injury as a priority area. The new 5-year strategy was released March 13 and aims to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities in Saskatchewan workplaces.

      leaderpost.com
    • Saskatchewan`s niche businesses are struggling with inflation. The rising costs for transportation and shipping for specialty products are causing major challenges for sellers.

      globalnews.ca
    • According to Creative Saskatchewan, 370 jobs have been created in the film and television industry since the renewal of province`s production incentives. The increase of incentives has led to a total of $82M in economic activity. Under the current incentive program, government grants cover 30% of the production costs.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is calling for more young people to join rural municipal government. SARM is asking its member governments to consider adding flexible meeting times, developing mentorship plans, and hosting open houses as ways to attract younger generation to governance.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • BHP has signed three contracts with six First Nations for services at the new Jansen potash mine. The deals are worth a combined total of $260M and will bring 400 jobs, half of which are to be filled with local Indigenous residents. The contracts include camp management, site services and raw ore/handling foundation.

      discoverhumboldt.com
    • SaskTel is expanding its broadband services to 48 more communities as part of the company’s $200M Rural Fibre Initiative project. SaskTel is planning to start construction in 2023 or 2024 and have the network available to the communities by March 2025.

      larongenow.com
    • Saskatchewan is struggling with a shortage of speech pathologists. According to the chair of Speech Language and Audiology Canada, the number of speech pathologists in Canada is not enough to meet the needs of the population. Part of the reason for the shortage in Saskatchewan is the lack of education options for speech language pathology.

      northeastnow.com
  • Week of 2023-03-20 to 2023-03-24
    • The University of Regina Pride Centre is closing its off-campus community space as of March 31 after losing its core funding. Programs will continue at the centre’s location on the university campus.

      cbc.ca
    • Purely Canada Foods has dissolved contracts for gluten-free oats with about 30 farmers in northeastern Saskatchewan. According to Purely Canada, the processor it had a contract with is unable to take the oats. Farmers are expected to lose $4 to $5 per bushel due to the voided contract.

      sasktoday.ca
    • Saskatchewan had the highest yearly growth of merchandise exports among the provinces. In January 2023 merchandise exports increased by 56.7% compared to January 2022. Electronic and electrical equipment and parts as well as aircraft and other transportation equipment lead the annual export growth, with increases of 414.6% and 236.4% respectively.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • The construction of a new childcare centre in Prince Albert is scheduled to start in May. The centre will be built at St. John Community School and is expected to be complete by the end of October 2023. The Prince Albert Catholic School Division and Prince Albert Childcare Co-operative Association have partnered to create more childcare spaces in the city.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • A new convenience store and gas station has opened at the Muskoday First Nation. The store employs over 20 staff.

      sasknow.com
    • The wedding industry is booming in Prince Albert as the backlog of venue bookings from COVID-19 restrictions clears up. The venues in the city are getting booked for 2024 and starting to get inquiries for 2025.

      sasknow.com
    • Osprey Wings has found a new ownership to take over its air service in northern Saskatchewan. The company is expected to resume flights as early as April 2023. Staff who were working at Osprey Wings have reportedly agreed to stay with the company under the new owner.

      larongenow.com
    • The Government of Canada is providing over $23.6M to help Saskatchewan with recovery costs associated with the 2015 spring floods.

      canada.ca
    • Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are getting part of $20M in nationwide funding from the federal government to study post-COVID-19 conditions. The funding will expand the long COVID research capacity in Saskatchewan and will be used to hire dozens of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan is providing more funding to Indigenous police programs. The File Hills First Nations Police Service will receive an increase of $357K in funding. The government is also providing a $88K operating grant to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations’ Special Investigation Unit.

      globalnews.ca
    • Cowessess First Nation has signed a multi-million-dollar deal with energy partner Innagreen for the Bekevar wind farm, near Kipling. Construction is expected to begin in late 2023 and to be complete in late 2024.

      leaderpost.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan announced that it will provide funding to second stage shelters in its coming budget. Second stage shelters provide long-term housing and programming for women and children trying to escape abuse.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-03-13 to 2023-03-17
    • DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. will begin construction this year on Canada’s first commercial-scale facility for producing electricity from geothermal heat. The company started engineering and procurement activities for the first phase of a 25-megawatt power facility in southeast Saskatchewan.

      financialpost.com
    • The Saskatchewan government plans to spend an additional $178.5M in unbudgeted money by the end of this fiscal year. The funds will go towards a variety of ministries and programs including health care, government relations, policing and advanced education.

      infomedia.gc.ca
    • Construction is underway on the new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Prince Albert. The hotel is expected to open in November 2023 and create about 20-full time and 5 part-time jobs once completed. Other developments confirmed for Prince Albert include a food service hub and a new aquatic and arena centre.

      sasknow.com
    • Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre provided $1.75M in funding to the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School (JSGS) of Public Policy to help advance sustainability goals in Saskatchewan municipalities. JSGS staff will work with municipalities to identify barriers and opportunities in sustainability planning.

      usask.ca
    • Square One Community Inc. is moving ahead with plans to open a drop-in warming centre and emergency overnight women’s shelter in Moose Jaw’s downtown. The new shelter will be located at the William Milne Place, owned by Moose Jaw Non-Profit Housing Corporation.

      leaderpost.com
    • A new treatment for patients with blood cancer and lymphomas is now available in Saskatoon. The Government of Saskatchewan supplied $2.1M to launch the program and will be providing $6.7M annually to operate it and cover patient costs.

      cbc.ca
    • The Governments of Saskatchewan and Canada have reached an agreement on healthcare funding. The province will receive a one-time $61M investment and an additional $111M annually to the $6.4B healthcare budget.

      globalnews.ca
    • The Southeast College in Estevan is working on a new on-campus sustainable innovation centre. The college is hoping to begin offering classes at the centre in the fall of 2023. The primary staff for the centre is in place, but as the program progresses there will be opportunities for instructors, researchers and custodians.

      sasktoday.ca
    • The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative based at the University of Saskatchewan will lead national efforts in wildlife disease surveillance. The Government of Canada will provide $2.1M over three years for the projects to improve the management of issues related to wildlife diseases.

      newswire.ca
    • Great Plains College has partnered with International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, a leader in cybersecurity education, to offer cybersecurity programs. The online programs begun fall 2022 and offer industry-recognized certifications.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • Prairie South School Division is looking at creating its own bus drivers’ school. The initiative would see the division bring in groups of bus drivers to train together as opposed to one-on-one training that is currently provided.

      discovermoosejaw.com
    • Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. has commenced engineering on a major carbon sequestration project near Weyburn. The project will transport carbon dioxide from industrial emitters to Whitecap Resources’ Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage.

      newswire.ca
    • NexGen Energy Ltd. has commenced its expanded 2023 exploration program in Saskatchewan. This program will follow-up the exploration drilling conducted in 2022. NexGen has also planned a major geophysical program in 2023 to identify drill targets in the southwest Athabasca Basin.

      newswire.ca
    • Alliance Health’s mental health and addiction treatment centre in Moose Jaw is set to double its beds. The centre will begin operating at full capacity in the next two months.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The City of Prince Albert is looking to fill a new tourism coordinator position. The purpose of the position is to market the Prince Albert area, build advertising and tourism programs and enhance visitor centre operations.

      paherald.sk.ca
    • The City of Prince Albert will not be able to extend its transit hours as planned due to a shortage of available bus drivers. The extended-hours trial was set to begin March 13 and run for a year. A new date has not been set. The city is working with First Bus Canada to hire more drivers.

      sasknow.com
    • Minihkwe Brewery, Saskatchewan’s first Indigenous brewery, has opened in Saskatoon.

      globalnews.ca
  • Week of 2023-03-06 to 2023-03-10
    • The Government of Canada has announced $4M in funding for organizations advancing gender equality in Saskatchewan. This funding is part of the $601.3M provided through federal Budget 2021 to increase efforts to end gender-based violence.

      canada.ca
    • The federal government is providing $1M in funding to support crisis hotlines in Saskatchewan. Crisis hotlines will use the funding to offer more robust services, resources and supports for survivors of gender-based violence.

      canada.ca
    • The City of Saskatoon is looking to develop a new recreation facility as part of the White Buffalo Youth Lodge development. An early cost estimate of the facility is between $15M and $20M.

      ctvnews.ca
    • The Government of Canada has announced $1.24M in funding to three organizations to advance 2SLGBTQI+ equality in the province.

      canada.ca
    • The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities and industry partners have jointly issued a call for immediate support for the cattle industry. The industry faces several issues, including low profits, drought conditions and a shortage of veterinarians.

      northeastnow.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan hosted the second annual Indigenous Business Gathering in Saskatoon. Over 500 people from Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses attended the event to discuss collaborations and partnerships.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • OUTSaskatoon has laid off nine staff members due to pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic and decrease in funding. OUTSaskatoon’s education and support services are on hold until further notice.

      thestarphoenix.com
    • The Farmers Business Network has opened a new farmer fulfillment centre in Saskatoon. The new facility will allow the organization to meet the demand for farming items faster. The facility is organization’s primary hub in Western Canada.

      ctvnews.ca
    • According to a report released by the Saskatchewan Realtors Association, housing sales in the province are down 19% from last year. Sales activity was higher than the 10-year average, but the inventory levels were noticeably lower.

      larongenow.com
    • The University of Regina is facing budgetary challenges due to ongoing COVID-19 factors, including decrease in enrolments and reduced revenue. The university is determining ways to decrease base budgets between 5 and 7 per cent.

      leaderpost.com
    • The Government of Saskatchewan has announced $500K of additional funding for the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. These funds will support the Indigenous Apprenticeship Initiatives program, which helps attract people into the skilled trades.

      saskatchewan.ca
    • A new hair salon, Boreal Colours, opened its doors in La Ronge.

      larongenow.com
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