November building permits in Saskatchewan were up 17.3 per cent (seasonally adjusted) over November 2016, the third highest percentage increase among the provinces. That’s well ahead of the 1.3 per cent posted nationally.
Today Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7.7 million in funding for 30 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
Seventy-six new social housing units for low- to moderate-income families have officially opened as part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s portfolio renewal initiative. The government, through Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), invested almost $19 million in funding for the two projects located in the Harbour Landing neighbourhood of southeast Regina.
The Government of Saskatchewan concluded its invasive mussel monitoring program for another year with no confirmed findings of invasive mussels in 90 waterbodies sampled throughout the province.
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nation communities.
December’s job numbers show Saskatchewan had the second highest percentage employment growth rate among the provinces between 2007 and 2017 and added 5,000 jobs in December, starting the year from a position of strength.
If you unwrapped a new smart phone recently on Christmas Day, Sask911 reminds you to do your part to protect the integrity of the 911 system by making sure you understand how your high-tech gift accesses emergency services.
Premier Brad Wall today said he is cautiously optimistic about the recently approved merger of Agrium and PotashCorp into a new company called Nutrien, based on commitments made in recent meetings with the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Board Chairs of the two merging corporations.
The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging campers to start planning for the 2018 camping season. On Monday, April 9, campers will be able to begin booking sites in their favourite provincial parks.
Saskatchewan’s small business owners can look forward to the new year knowing they will have the highest income threshold in Canada. Individual Saskatchewan taxpayers will benefit from a full year of the lower Personal Income Tax rates introduced last July, for a savings of more than $120 million in 2018.