Today is Europe Day around the world and the Saskatchewan government is recognizing a special milestone that comes with that May 9 celebration.
Consumers are advised to be cautious when it comes to unsolicited contract work for driveways. If a contractor comes to your door with an unsolicited offer to pave, patch or apply a protective treatment to your driveway, ask for a direct seller’s license number.
Donors, healthcare providers, health authority board members and community members today celebrated the new, more advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Clients are receiving faster, more detailed scans since the new machine went into service in early April.
Health officials are advising people to take precautions as smoke from forest fires in Alberta is spreading across Saskatchewan, resulting in poor air quality. People with lung and heart conditions, older adults and seniors are particularly at risk.
Premier Brad Wall today announced a donation of $250,000 would be made on behalf of the people of Saskatchewan to the Red Cross in Alberta. The donation will be used to support those displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfires.
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.