News

January 26, 2016

Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Announce New Affordable Housing in Saskatoon

The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Housing Coalition, announced a new rental housing project in Saskatoon.  The project consists of 20 studio-style units for at-risk individuals who are unable to find or maintain secure housing without support services.

January 22, 2016

Saskatchewan Brings Home Environmental Gold

The Ministry of Central Services has received its first-ever LEED® Gold certification under the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, administered by the Canada Green Building Council, for the Tamarack building at the Pine Grove Correctional facility.

January 20, 2016

Record Research Funding for Livestock and Forage Sectors

Today the federal and provincial governments announced more than $7.8 million in funding for 26 livestock and forage research projects.  This record livestock and forage-related investment through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) includes the renewal of five year core funding for the Prairie Swine Centre and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization.

January 18, 2016

Province Proclaims 2016 Red Tape Awareness Week

The importance of regulatory modernization was highlighted today, as the Government of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) proclaimed January 18 to 22, as Red Tape Awareness Week in the province.  This week provides the opportunity to highlight the province’s efforts to reduce the regulatory burden for Saskatchewan businesses and consumers.

January 13, 2016

Government Invests More Than $1.5 Million in Wheat Research

Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart committed more than $1.5 million to six projects geared at advancing one of the most important crops in Saskatchewan.  The investment is part of the province’s $5 million commitment to support wheat research and development projects through the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA).

January 08, 2016

Lowest Unemployment Rate in Canada

In December 2015, Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate was 5.5 per cent (seasonally adjusted), the lowest rate among provinces and well below the national average of 7.1 per cent.