Today, Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) Dustin Duncan announced that WSA is again transitioning the Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program (EFDRP) to the Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) for the remainder of the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
The Government of Saskatchewan is hosting the Attorneys General from the provinces across the country that are fighting the Trudeau Carbon Tax. Saskatchewan was the first province to stand up to the Trudeau government’s ineffective, job killing Carbon Tax as an infringement on provincial authority under the Constitution. The Government of Saskatchewan was supported by Ontario and New Brunswick at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec have also joined the Saskatchewan appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) is warning Saskatchewan residents about door-to-door driveway repair scams. Some salespeople may not be licensed or may use leftover materials that result in low quality work.
New figures released today show Saskatchewan had the highest increase in average weekly earnings among the provinces in May, up 5.8 per cent year-over-year, well ahead of the national increase of 3.4 per cent.
With more than 100,000 lakes and rivers in Saskatchewan, building and maintaining bridges and culverts is important in providing citizens with an efficient transportation system.
The Water Security Agency and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health are advising the public to avoid swimming in or drinking water where blue-green algae blooms are occurring.
Plans are underway to open 36 additional permanent acute care in-patient beds at Royal University Hospital (RUH) in Saskatoon to accommodate patients admitted through the Emergency Department.
For those travelling to a provincial park this summer, participation in the Saskatchewan Survival Series is a must – a fun and educational program designed to help visitors explore parks and learn survival skills.
Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Support New Housing Project for Homelessness in North Battleford
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of North Battleford and Battlefords Indian Métis Friendship Centre (BIMFC), officially opened a new affordable housing project in North Battleford that will provide safe housing for up to eight individuals along with the supervision and supports they may require to help break the cycle of homelessness.
Residents of southern Saskatchewan will soon have better access to inpatient addictions services through Pine Lodge Treatment Centre in Indian Head.