Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade made gains in August, up 12.9 per cent (seasonally adjusted) on a year-over-year basis, the highest percentage rise among the provinces, and well above the 3.8 per cent recorded nationally. Wholesale trade in the province totalled $2.3 billion in August, the highest ever for the month.
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce a new $1.275 million agreement for the development of a long-term, full-service, seasonal campground at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park.
Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act. The legislative amendments will clarify who can own farmland and will provide the Farm Land Security Board (FLSB) with more authority to enforce the Act.
Today, Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter announced the launch of an online tool to seek public feedback on the provincial response to the 2015 wildfire season in northern Saskatchewan.
The Government of Saskatchewan today introduced a series of legislative amendments to improve conflict of interest rules for municipal governments.
The Government of Saskatchewan has passed amendments to pension regulations for the City of Regina pension plan. These amendments will come into force on January 1, 2016 and, along with changes being made to the City of Regina pension plan, will bring the plan into compliance with Saskatchewan pension law.
The Government of Saskatchewan continues to address the major issue of sexual violence and abuse through the #WhoWillYouHelpSK public awareness campaign. The campaign calls on all citizens to value and protect people, particularly vulnerable women and girls, who are at the highest risk of violence and abuse.
Crews have begun installing 80 km/hr speed signs along Highway 1 between Regina and Balgonie. The reduced speeds will take effect before the end of the week.
Amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act Part on essential services were introduced today by Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan.
Safer driving has led to 19 per cent fewer fatalities and 18 per cent fewer injuries in the first year of tougher traffic safety laws, according to preliminary numbers from SGI. The numbers are for the year-long period July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015. Traffic law changes in Saskatchewan took effect June 27, 2014 as a result of recommendations made by the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety.