Saskatchewan recognizes the second annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 7. The day is set aside each year to raise awareness about wildfire safety and to encourage people to take steps to protect their homes, neighbourhoods and communities.
This year marks 40 years since the Regina Transition House began its mission to provide women and children escaping abusive relationships with safe shelter and aid. Since then, the Transition House has provided emergency housing and support services to more than 14,000 women and children.
Thanks to warm and dry weather, Saskatchewan producers have 15 per cent of the 2016 crop seeded, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year (2011-2015) seeding average for this time of year is four per cent. Many producers in the south have been seeding for several weeks, while those in the rest of the province are just getting into the field.
In recognition of National Mental Health Week May 2-8, a community celebration marked significant construction progress of the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford.
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May 1-7, National Emergency Preparedness Week in the province.
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May as Speech and Hearing Awareness Month to promote understanding of hearing disabilities, to increase awareness of hearing loss prevention, and to recognize organizations that support individuals who are Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing.
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield today announced the recipients for the 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province’s highest honour.
Construction of a new regional long term care facility located in Swift Current known as “The Meadows” is complete, on-time and on-budget. Premier Brad Wall was on hand today as builders officially handed keys over to the Cypress Health Region, who own and will operate the facility.
Recognizing the importance of Early Childhood Education to the future of Saskatchewan’s youngest citizens, Education Minister Don Morgan has proclaimed May as Early Childhood Education Month.
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the week of May 1-7 as Missing Persons Week in the province. This year’s theme is “Missing but Not Forgotten”.