News

February 24, 2016

New Rental Housing for Youth Officially Opens in Saskatoon

The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and Stewart Property Holdings Ltd., today celebrated the official opening of the Core Neighborhood Youth Co-op (CNYC), consisting of seven new affordable rental housing units for youth in housing need.

February 24, 2016

Government Releases Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Government of Saskatchewan today released a strategy that will guide efforts to reduce poverty in the province.  The Saskatchewan Poverty Reduction Strategy contains a number of initiatives that will benefit those affected by poverty and aims to reduce the number of residents who experience poverty for two years or more by 50 per cent by the end of 2025.

February 24, 2016

Record Municipal Revenue Sharing for Saskatchewan Communities

The Government of Saskatchewan today announced that municipal revenue sharing is estimated to be more than $271 million in 2016-17.  That represents an increase of 113 per cent from 2007-2008, a record amount for municipalities.

February 24, 2016

FCAA Issues Allegations Against SHEC Energy Corporation

The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) has issued a statement of allegations as a result of an investigation into the activities of Saskatchewan-based SHEC Energy Corporation, its founder, James “Tom” Beck, and a former employee, Terrence Stott.

February 24, 2016

Saskatchewan Proclaims Red Cross Pink Day

Today, Education Minister Don Morgan proclaimed February 24 as Red Cross Pink Day.  Pink Day is observed across the province to raise awareness of bullying and the importance of preventing it.  This year’s theme is Let’s change the culture around bullying together!

February 23, 2016

Government Improves Wildfire Response and Emergency Planning in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is taking immediate steps to improve fire safety and emergency management in the province.  This includes investing in longer-term protection measures for northern people following an engagement process with communities, First Nations, local leaders, industry and residents affected by the province’s historic 2015 wildfire season.

February 23, 2016

Yorkton Rental Housing Project Complete with Assistance from Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan

The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan, along with the City of Yorkton and Yorkton Housing Corporation (YHC), today announced the completion of 11 new affordable rental units for individuals with complex needs in Yorkton.  Eleven individuals will enjoy a safe, quality home that is affordable and near support services. The project, undertaken by YHC, was made possible by a joint investment from the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan.