Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart today announced a new incentive program to encourage the sale of eligible occupied agricultural Crown land. The program, which comes into effect immediately, offers purchase incentives on the sale of the land to current lease-holders.
Take-Home Naloxone (THN) kits will soon be available at a pilot site in Saskatoon. Saskatoon was chosen as the pilot site due to the number of opioid abusers and incidents involving opioid overdose.
After additional review and consultation, the provincial government has made a decision to provide interim drug coverage for three Saskatoon siblings who have Morquio syndrome. The province will cover the cost of Vimizim for these children for a period of one year to allow for an assessment of its effectiveness.
With winter approaching, the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline is upgrading services to winter standards. The hotline will now report conditions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Economy Minister and Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd, today joined in a celebration to mark the grand opening of the Kerrobert and District Health Centre.
Health care workers, patients, families and residents gathered today in Biggar to celebrate the grand opening of the Biggar and District Health Centre which includes a 54 bed long-term care addition. Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Biggar MLA Randy Weekes joined in the celebration.
Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced the 2015-16 Agriculture Ambassadors. Mackenzie Mueller and Brentt Becker from the University of Regina, and Alanna Orsak and Cody Troidl from the University of Saskatchewan have been chosen to lead agriculture awareness efforts on Saskatchewan’s post-secondary campuses.
The Government of Saskatchewan is taking action to ensure the safety of Regina neighbourhoods and families by providing $4.6 million in Municipal Police Grants to the Regina Police Service (RPS). This funding will support 39 RPS positions in 2015-16.
The Saskatchewan government carefully managed expenses in 2014-15, including reducing travel and communications spending, while continuing to invest in priorities for Saskatchewan people. Detailed financial information was released today in Volume 2 of Public Accounts.
Today, Environment Minister Herb Cox announced the Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP) will begin on January 1, 2016, for large businesses (over $5 million in gross revenue).