Saskatchewan is once again leading the nation, holding strong as Canada’s top agri-food exporting province. For the fifth straight year, the province has set a record with total sales of $15.1 billion.
Premier Brad Wall has presented a proposal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to support an Accelerated Well Cleanup Program (AWCP) in Saskatchewan. The proposal calls for $156 million in federal funding to help stimulate employment in the oil and gas service support sector by accelerating the clean-up of oil wells no longer capable of production.
Today the City of Saskatoon, along with the Government of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada, celebrated the grand opening of the city’s newly-expanded water treatment plant.
Saskatchewan’s free winter fishing weekend is February 13 to 15. Saskatchewan residents and visitors can fish without a licence on any of Saskatchewan’s public waters that have an open sport fishing season.
There will be no increases in the education property tax mill rates for 2016 as the Government of Saskatchewan is maintaining rates at the same level as in the previous three years.
Education Minister Don Morgan has proclaimed February 7 – 13 as Teacher Staff Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan.
A Moose Jaw Habitat for Humanity partner family will soon improve their quality of life through homeownership. The province, through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, is contributing $65,000 in financial support toward the home, located at 810 Ominica Street East. The home will consist of a 1,000 square foot (93 square metres) four-bedroom bungalow.
Saskatchewan residents can now access improved personal care home inspection information onwww.Saskatchewan.ca. The new electronic (tablet) reporting system for inspectors ensures more accessible, detailed reports regarding personal care homes are available to the public – a recommendation previously made by both the Provincial Auditor and the Saskatchewan Ombudsman.
2016 began with Saskatchewan posting one of the strongest rates of year over year job growth in Canada.
An agreement between the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Abilities Council will provide $904,438 in funding to help the council deliver its Partners in Employment program. The program offers a range of services to both individuals and employers to assist people living with disabilities in Regina and Moose Jaw.