News

November 13, 2015

Winter Weights Postponed Province-Wide

Due to an unseasonably warm fall, winter weight allowances will not come into effect until December 1 or until the roadbeds are sufficiently frozen.

November 12, 2015

Campaign Launch to Support A Program That Helps Saskatchewan Families

A program that aims to minimize the effect of separation and divorce on family members, especially children, is being profiled in a social media campaign. Over the next two weeks, the Family Matters: Assisting Families through Separation and Divorce program will be profiled on Facebook and YouTube, including a video emphasizing the impact on children and how the program can help families resolve these situations.  The campaign is designed to ensure families who could benefit from the program are aware of the services available to them.

November 10, 2015

New Essential Services Legislation Passes Third Reading

The Government of Saskatchewan has passed the amendments to Part VII of The Saskatchewan Employment Act, which covers essential services and WHMIS, the workplace hazardous materials information system.   The essential services amendments balance protecting the public and ensuring that alternative methods to settle labour disputes are available.

November 10, 2015

The Estevan Bypass is Officially Open

November 10 marks the grand opening of the Estevan Bypass.  Heavy truck traffic and commuters will now have a safer and more efficient route while travelling through the Estevan area.

November 09, 2015

478 Charges Laid Against Drivers Speeding Past Emergency Vehicles

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Highways Transport Patrol teamed up with RCMP and other agencies for a slow to 60 km/hr when passing emergency vehicles enforcement initiative.  478 speeders were charged in this safety blitz announced October 19.  This initiative targeted drivers who did not abide by the 60 km/hr law when passing emergency vehicles.

November 06, 2015

New PreK-12 School in Hudson Bay Hosts Grand Opening

Today Education Minister Don Morgan joined students, teachers, members of the community and representatives from North East School Division to officially celebrate the opening of the Hudson Bay Community School.  The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $27 million toward this facility.

November 06, 2015

Statement from Premier Brad Wall on the Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

Today's announcement is very disappointing, not only for our energy sector but also for the signal it sends about Canada-US relations.  Given the facts of the project as canvassed by the US State Department, this decision is more about US domestic politics than it is about good environmental policy.

November 06, 2015

Big Jump in Building Permits

Building permits in Saskatchewan took a big jump in September 2015, increasing 113.2 per cent over last year, according to Statistics Canada.  This was the highest percentage increase among the provinces on a seasonally adjusted basis.