Today, the Government of Saskatchewan is announcing plans to establish an office to coordinate nuclear policy and program work within the Climate Change & Adaptation Division in the Ministry of Environment. The development and execution of a strategic plan for deployment of clean energy small modular reactors will be the primary mandate of the Nuclear Secretariat.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has provided surveillance guidance regarding the attribution of COVID-19 cases amongst the provinces and territories. Nine cases that have been attributed to Saskatchewan will no longer be included in the Saskatchewan total count because their residence is outside of the province, including two cases noted on June 21 and 22.
Re-Open Saskatchewan: Libraries, Museums, Galleries And Theatres Can Re-Open on June 29 And Several Updates to Guidelines
The second part of Phase 4 of Re-Open Saskatchewan will begin next week. Beginning Monday, June 29, libraries, museums, galleries, movie theatres and live theatres will be able to re-open. The guidelines for these businesses and services are included in this week’s update to the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $110.5 million for six new major infrastructure projects for school divisions in communities across the province. These projects are part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $7.5 billion two-year capital to plan to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery. Under the two-year capital to plan to build a strong Saskatchewan, over $130 million was designated for education infrastructure including major projects and maintenance funding.
Online and virtual services have been helping keep Saskatchewan residents informed and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether through virtual appointments with physicians, contacting HealthLine 811 or visiting www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19.
There are five new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan to report on June 22, 2020, bringing the provincial total to 751.
Today, Government Relations Minister Lori Carr announced the first 55 projects with more than $7.4 million of provincial investment are approved and can move forward under the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP).
On June 29, 2020, The Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol (Clare’s Law) Act will come into force in Saskatchewan. “Clare’s Law” allows police to disclose information that could help protect potential victims of interpersonal violence. Once the legislation comes into force, Saskatchewan residents will be able to make an application to their local municipal police station for the release of information on an intimate partner’s past violent or abusive behaviour.
Stating in its report that Saskatchewan’s creditworthiness is supported by the province’s strong financial management, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has affirmed Saskatchewan’s AA credit rating and stable outlook.
In alignment with the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) is gradually re-starting services that were paused due to COVID-19. Journeyperson certification examinations and psychoeducational assessments will be scheduled again, beginning this week.