Gene Makowsky

Displaced Ukrainians to receive pair of benefits

Oct 5, 2022 | 10:04am

Recently displaced Ukrainians will be the recipients of a pair of benefits from the provincial government. The government announced that families are now eligible through the Canada Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel for income support benefits to help with the cost of raising children under age 18. This is an expansion of the Canada Child […]

Government Increases “SIP”

Jul 28, 2022 | 9:20am

Its a little help  for seniors, who are struggling with rising inflation. The Saskatchewan Government is increasing the maximum benefit under the Seniors Income Plan, also known as “SIP” The maximum will increase by 30 dollars to 330 per month. “Our government is following through on our commitment to make life more affordable for Saskatchewan […]

First of its kind International Training Program launched

Mar 14, 2022 | 12:15am

The Ministry of Advanced Education and the Canadian Bureau for International Education are partnering to deliver an International Education Practitioner Program in Saskatchewan. The first of its kind program was launched today to deliver international education training to the post-secondary education sector, part of the new International Education Strategy. The training program will include three […]

Saskatchewan announces new international education strategy hoping to attract more students

Nov 1, 2021 | 10:17am

The Government of Saskatchewan is aiming to better support the growth of international students while at the same time continuing to build relationships with key international markets. A new International Education Strategy includes multiple initiatives related to global engagement, capacity building and leadership. The hope is to attract more key international and new markets. “The […]

Makowsky wants equal spending for tourism industries following federal boost to Quebec, Atlantic Canada

Jun 25, 2020 | 5:53pm

Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Gene Makowsky is disappointed that Saskatchewan is not receiving the same financial support for tourism during COVID-19 like Eastern Canada provinces. This comes after the federal government announced over $46 million to support Quebec’s and Atlantic Canada’s tourism industries, however he believes the same should be done for the rest of […]

Province reminding residents of restrictions as overnight camping opens on Monday

May 29, 2020 | 9:10am

As of Monday, Saskatchewan residents will be allowed to camp overnight once again. Part of phase two of Saskatchewan’s re-opening plan involved allowing overnight stays in the province’s parks. In a news release the province says “visitors are reminded that until further notice, beaches, swimming pools and playgrounds remain closed, in addition to laundry and […]

Saskatchewan to allow third-party companies to run specialty liquor warehouses

Nov 27, 2019 | 4:48pm

The province says it is planning to allow third-party companies to distribute specialty liquor products from warehouses. The changes to the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act were introduced in the legislature on Wednesday. “We already use Saskatchewan-based third party warehouses to distribute beer and coolers to retailers but have been sourcing many specialty products from […]

Sask. government says cannabis edibles won’t be on shelves for at least 60 days

Oct 17, 2019 | 2:42pm

Residents in Saskatchewan will be able to purchase cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals several weeks from now. It will take at least 60 days until the new products will be on store shelves.  The federal government says the two-month window is needed in order to give manufacturers an opportunity to submit what types of products […]

Sask Sport and provincial government team up to bring respect resource line to coaches

Oct 7, 2019 | 12:04pm

The provincial government and Sask Sport are coming together to launch a new marketing campaign and respect resource line for coaches in Saskatchewan. The new campaign focuses primarily on harassment, discrimination, abuse and bullying in sport, and how to prevent these things from happening within the team. Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Gene Makowsky said respect […]