Non-residential building permits in Saskatchewan increased by 138.0 per cent (seasonally adjusted) between January and February 2017, well ahead of the 4.5 per cent decline recorded nationally. Saskatchewan had the second highest percentage increase among the provinces.
Up More Than 17,000 in 2016
The Government of Saskatchewan will take on responsibility for Wascana Centre as part of the 2017-18 Provincial Budget.
The 2017-18 Budget will continue to support Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable people with an increase of $73 million, or 6.9 per cent, to Social Services’ 2017-18 budget. This increase brings the ministry’s budget to $1.125 billion, the largest ever in Social Services’ history.
As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the government has established the Education Property Tax (EPT) mill rates for 2017.
$2.5 Million Increase to Funding for SARCAN
The 2017-18 Provincial Budget maintains the Saskatchewan government’s major investments in programs and partnership initiatives that help create opportunities for First Nations and Métis people.
Crown Investments Minister Joe Hargrave today announced that operating and capital subsidies to the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) will end in 2017-18, leading to the company being wound down. Freight will continue to be accepted for delivery until May 19, and passenger services will cease May 31, 2017.
The 2017-18 Provincial Budget is providing a major increase in infrastructure investment to help Saskatchewan municipalities meet the needs and challenges of their communities and regions.
Saskatchewan is investing $5.2 billion this year in core health services and infrastructure to meet the health care needs of Saskatchewan people. The 2017-18 Health budget has increased $38.6 million (0.7 per cent) from 2016-17 and more than 51 per cent since 2007.