December 22, 2015

Three Tips for Buying Gift Cards

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) wants Saskatchewan consumers to get the most bang for their buck when it comes to gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season.  They are increasingly popular gifts to give to friends and family during the holidays.

December 21, 2015

New Laws for Farmland Ownership Proclaimed

Amendments to The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act, clarifying who can and cannot own farmland in Saskatchewan, have been proclaimed and will come into effect on January 4, 2016.

December 21, 2015

Mammoth Tusk Found in Saskatchewan

In early October, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) was contacted by Derek Lucik, Operations Manager with Inland Aggregates, about a potential fossil discovery at a work site just a few kilometres east of Saskatoon.   The fossil was confirmed as a tusk of a woolly mammoth and is currently being conserved at the RSM.

December 18, 2015

Anthrax Confirmed in Cattle in RM of Harris # 316

Saskatchewan Agriculture is reminding producers to be on the lookout for anthrax in their animals after confirmation that anthrax has been found in cattle in the RM of Harris #316.

December 18, 2015

Doherty to Advance Saskatchewan Interests in Ottawa

Finance Minister Kevin Doherty will join counterparts from other provinces and territories, along with federal Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, at Monday’s meeting of Finance Ministers in Ottawa.

December 18, 2015

October Wholesale Trade Rises to Record

October wholesale trade numbers were up in Saskatchewan, rising 3.6 per cent over September (seasonally adjusted), the highest percentage increase among the provinces.  On a national basis, wholesale trade figures dropped by 0.6 per cent.

December 18, 2015

New Affordable Housing for Seniors in Regina

The Governments of Canada, Saskatchewan, and the City of Regina, along with community partners, today announced the official opening of a two-story apartment building for seniors including 16 affordable and 10 market rental units.  The 26-unit facility, called the Sun Lodge or the “pîsimokamik,” was developed by Silver Sage Holdings Ltd. (Silver Sage).

December 18, 2015

Construction Begins on a Child Care Centre for At-Risk Moms in Saskatoon

Single moms in Saskatoon’s EGADZ residential program will soon have an easier time finding care for their children while they complete their education or look for work.  Construction will begin in the New Year on a child care centre with 22 spaces at Sweet Dreams, EGADZ’s supported living home for at-risk single mothers.