News

January 10, 2018

Building Permits Make Year-to-Year Gains

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.

January 09, 2018

Governments Invest $7.7 Million in Crop Research

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).

January 09, 2018

New Social Housing Developments in Regina

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.

January 05, 2018

A Decade of Job Growth and Strong Growth in December

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.

January 04, 2018

911 Tips for the New Year

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.

December 28, 2017

Small Business Threshold Higher, Personal Taxes Lower in 2018

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.