News

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.

December 18, 2015

2015 Queen's Counsel Appointments

The contributions of fifteen Saskatchewan lawyers have been recognized with the honourary Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation.

December 17, 2015

Seeing Blue? Slow Down, Stay Back, Stay Safe

Saskatchewan highways will soon be a little more colourful.  Beginning Monday, December 21, blue and amber flashing lights will be activated on all Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure snow removal equipment during regular winter maintenance activities.

December 17, 2015

Ernst & Young Reports P3 Saves $90 Million on New Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford

The Saskatchewan Government today released the value for money (VFM) report for the publicly owned new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford project, which was prepared by Ernst & Young (EY).  The independent financial experts confirm the P3 model will save taxpayers $90 million, or 18 per cent, compared to a traditional model.  These savings include P3-related costs, such as private financing.