funding

FCC AgriSpirit Fund open for applications from rural communities and organizations

FCC AgriSpirit Fund open for applications from rural communities and organizations

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:53pm
Community-based organizations and rural communities across Canada needing to fund a project can apply to Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. $1.5-million is available for registered charities, non-profit organizations, and First Nation, Metis, & Inuit communities who apply for the fund.  FCC’s Manager of Community Investment Carla Warnyca says eligible projects can get between 10 and […]
Support from CAAIN kick-starts Saskatoon-based grain grading app’s development

Support from CAAIN kick-starts Saskatoon-based grain grading app’s development

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:46pm
An app that speeds up the grain grading process for farmers is gaining momentum, in large part to support from the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN). It’s called GeoAI and with a snap of a photo it can determine the quality of your grain. The only downside, for now, is it can only […]
SaskBarley allocating funds to a number of research projects

SaskBarley allocating funds to a number of research projects

Apr 9, 2024 | 6:36pm
The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) is committing $856,651 towards barley research over the next five years. Research and Extension Manager with SaskBarley Mitchell Japp says the research will focus on areas of concern for barley growers in the province, such as “managing maturity and uniformity in barley, crop establishment, disease pressure, and marketability” adding […]
‘The math is off:’ School division CFO on province’s claim of sufficient funding

‘The math is off:’ School division CFO on province’s claim of sufficient funding

Apr 8, 2024 | 7:57am
After reading about how the province has allegedly provided sufficient educational funding since 2007, the chief financial officer for Moose Jaw’s Catholic division decided to analyze those statements to determine whether they reflected reality. On Feb. 6, NDP Opposition Leader Carla Beck stood with concerned parents and grandparents outside St. Agnes School to address concerns about […]
Budget 2024: Increased funding for Ag Ministry to support risk management programs & research

Budget 2024: Increased funding for Ag Ministry to support risk management programs & research

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
Agriculture is getting a boost as the 2024-25 Provincial Budget, released Wednesday afternoon, increases funding for the Ministry by 4.1 percent to $570.6-million. Expenses for the Ministry of Agriculture for 2024-25 will be $1.5-billion. The Budget invests in programs, including a suite of business-management programs, services, and agricultural research.”Our province’s agriculture sector is the backbone […]
With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

Mar 19, 2024 | 11:48am
The provincial budget will be released Wednesday and one cattle group leader believes there won’t be anything new in the budget for the agriculture sector. CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says many noteworthy items have been announced over the last two months, from the freezing of Crown Land grazing rates made in […]
Premier Scott Moe announces Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project to move forward in 2025

Premier Scott Moe announces Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project to move forward in 2025

Mar 15, 2024 | 1:44am
A major irrigation project in Saskatchewan that has been talked about for years is moving forward on expansion. During his address to delegates at the SARM Convention Thursday afternoon, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced work on the first 90-thousand acres of the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project is expected to start in 2025, following engagement with […]
Replacement of the Lawson Aquatic Centre Moving Forward

Replacement of the Lawson Aquatic Centre Moving Forward

Mar 7, 2024 | 11:02am
The iconic Lawson Aquatic Centre on Elphinstone will be torn down, and replaced with a brand new, state of the art facility. The biggest question is where will it go. Right now the city is looking at keeping the new facility adjacent to the old one, on the site of the old Taylor Field. There […]
Teacher Strike Action Continues Across Saskatchewan

Teacher Strike Action Continues Across Saskatchewan

Feb 26, 2024 | 5:00am
Over the February break there were no new talks between the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, and the provincial government’s bargaining team to try and end the labour dispute which has seen multiple levels of job action over the last few weeks. Teachers will not come to the bargaining table unless the provincial government agrees to bargain […]
Globe Theatre asking city for financial help for renovations

Globe Theatre asking city for financial help for renovations

Jan 25, 2024 | 10:51am
The long running renovations at the Globe Theatre in Regina are also running into financial issues. The Globe and the contractor doing the work are asking for Regina City Council for help. Costs of the project have continued to climb as workers have been renovating the former City Hall building, which is more than 100 […]