The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed March as Rural Women’s Month.
Saskatchewan Community Groups and Organizations Benefit from $1.6 Million in Government Charitable Gaming Grants
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is providing approximately $1.6 million to more than 700 groups and organizations in the province licensed to conduct charitable gaming.
Finance Minister Kevin Doherty today said provincial revenues took a big hit in 2015-16 because of the dramatic drop in oil prices but global economic recovery over the next few years coupled with Saskatchewan’s strong economic fundamentals means the province’s finances are expected to improve. Doherty released the 2015-16 Budget Update and Four Year Forecast today.
Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers, members of the community and representatives from Regina Public Schools to celebrate the start of construction of École Connaught Community School. The government will contribute $22 million toward the project.
Construction on the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford project is on track for completion by spring 2018 and is proceeding within budget. Construction, which continued through the winter months, has now included bulk excavation, formwork, concrete work and backfilling.
A public inquest into the death of Gerald Lord has been scheduled for March 7 - 11, 2016, at the Regina Court of Queen’s Bench.
Graeme G. Mitchell, Q.C. has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board replacing Judge Steven Schiefner who was appointed to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan on November 13, 2015.
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Regina and Sterling Manor Apartments GP Inc., today celebrated the official opening of Sterling Manor Apartments. The new complex will provide 30 new affordable rental units for moderate-income individuals and families in Regina.
Projects Approved Under New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund
Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers and school division officials to make two major education funding announcements that total $20 million. The government announced the reallocation of $16.6 million for the purchase of 46 new relocatable classrooms across the province, as well as moving nine other relocatables from site-to-site. The announcement is being made today so these classrooms can be in place for the start of the 2016-17 school year.