News

April 18, 2019

Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network Expanded Province-Wide

The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network is expanding to include central and northern Saskatchewan.  The network allows RCMP detachment commanders to send text messages, emails or phone calls to residents with information about criminal activity in their area.  Residents can then contact the police with tips related to the advisory.

April 18, 2019

WCB Coverage Expanded for Volunteer Firefighters in the Province

The Government of Saskatchewan announced today that the province’s 6,500 volunteer firefighters will have easier access to Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) benefits.  Volunteer firefighters will have access to the same presumptive coverage as professional firefighters.  Expanded presumptive coverage was first introduced for professional firefighters through an amendment to the legislation introduced this past December, which includes six additional cancers – prostate, skin, breast, cervical and ovarian cancer as well as multiple myeloma.

April 17, 2019

State of the Environment Report Focuses On Provincial Forests

The Ministry of Environment today released the State of the Environment 2019: A Focus on Forests.  It is the second comprehensive assessment of Saskatchewan’s provincial forests and stands as the province’s 2019 State of the Environment Report.

April 17, 2019

Nominations Are Open for Saskatchewan's 2019 Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Canada’s Premiers’ Council of the Federation Literacy Award (COFLA).  Saskatchewan recognizes literacy champions by focusing on a different category every two years, rotating the award with literacy learners, literacy volunteers and literacy leaders.  In 2019, Saskatchewan will honour a family literacy volunteer.