A record 693 quarter sections of land were brought into drainage compliance in the 2017-18 fiscal year, representing an increase of over 110 per cent from the year previous and a five-fold increase from 2014-15.
A new province-wide agreement with SMART Technologies, a world leader in classroom technology and makers of the interactive SMART Board, has allowed school divisions to purchase nearly twice as many SMART Learning Suite licenses for teachers. There are now over 6,000 teacher licenses, which will make the SMART Learning Suite software available in approximately half of the classrooms in the province.
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan along with Stewart Properties officially opened Star Court in Saskatoon, a newly-renovated 16-unit rental housing project that will help support low- to moderate-income households where an individual lives with disabilities.
Throughout the 2018 camping season, convenience-seekers or those brand new to camping can take advantage of Camp-Easy equipped campsites in three provincial parks. Camp-Easy sites are great for campers who do not own camping equipment or aren’t sure if camping is for them, but would like to give it a try. Guests can maximize their time spent in the park relaxing and exploring when eliminating set up and take down of their site.
Access to health care continues to improve for Saskatchewan patients, thanks to 3,700 more nurses providing services than in 2007 - an increase of 29 per cent. In total, more than 16,000 nurses are licensed to practise in the province, including registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and licensed practical nurses.
The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed May 6 to 12 as Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week to raise awareness of the risks to our province’s water bodies. Prevention efforts have been successful to date, and no invasive mussels have been found within Saskatchewan.
Today, the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure placed 24 projects worth an estimated $65 million for tender to improve highway safety in Saskatchewan.
The transition of saskjobs.ca to the partnership site with the National Job Bank will be extended for the next six months.
The Attorney General of Saskatchewan will be participating in the reference case currently before British Columbia’s Court of Appeal concerning the constitutionality of British Columbia’s proposed amendments to its Environmental Management Act.
Law enforcement vehicles throughout Saskatchewan are getting smarter to help improve traffic safety and fight crime.