The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $2.2 million to Compute Canada, a national organization that provides Saskatchewan’s research community with advanced research computing infrastructure, support personnel and services.
Arm River MLA Greg Brkich, on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman, joined community members, dignitaries and day program participants in Outlook to celebrate the grand reopening of Variety Place. The day program facility had been closed in order to complete $350,000 in renovation upgrades.
Saskatchewan’s largest job-matching website, Saskjobs.ca, is partnering with Canada’s largest job search website, the National Job Bank, to provide enhanced services for users. This partnership will improve how employers and job seekers can advertise, recruit and search for Saskatchewan jobs.
Innovation Saskatchewan Launches Pilot Program to Promote Digital Literacy Skills to First Nations Youth
Saskatchewan students in the Cowessess Community Educational Centre and Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School will soon have the opportunity to participate in a pilot program called RoboYOU, to help develop basic digital literacy and computer programming skills by using robotics.
Five winning projects have been selected from the province’s first SPARK Night, a networking and match-making type program for researchers, which took place in November 2017. Each project will receive $5,000 in seed grants for preliminary research work. SPARK Night was created to help increase collaboration across research institutes which are funded by Innovation Saskatchewan.
As part of its plan to address forest insect and disease threats, the Government of Saskatchewan has listed the emerald ash borer as a designated insect pest, a key step in addressing this threat to the province’s forests.
While growing up, Kevin Dunn spent much of his time travelling the province with his family and often found himself longing to make little stops along the way so he could jump out and explore.
November building permits in Saskatchewan were up 17.3 per cent (seasonally adjusted) over November 2016, the third highest percentage increase among the provinces. That’s well ahead of the 1.3 per cent posted nationally.
Today Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7.7 million in funding for 30 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
Seventy-six new social housing units for low- to moderate-income families have officially opened as part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s portfolio renewal initiative. The government, through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), invested almost $19 million in funding for the two projects located in the Harbour Landing neighbourhood of southeast Regina.