government of saskatchewan

Saskatchewan to open three international offices in 2021

Jun 26, 2020 | 4:26pm

The Government of Saskatchewan announced their plan Friday to open up three new international offices. These offices are set to be in Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, and New Delhi, India, and they are expected to open in the first quarter of 2021. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison, says that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

Sask. NDP calling for mental health reform, inquest into Samwel Uko’s death

Jun 18, 2020 | 5:06pm

The Saskatchewan NDP repeated their call for an inquest into the death of Samwel Uko, and for overall mental health reform on Thursday. NDP Leader Ryan Meili says that the government has ignored mental health care for too long. “We have well to many problems when it comes to accessing mental health care in this […]

CUPE hoping to see province propose more funding for public sectors in next budget

Jun 15, 2020 | 7:00am

With the 2020-21 provincial budget set to be unveiled Monday, Saskatchewan’s largest union is hoping to see funding for public services that have been hit hard by COVID-19. President of CUPE Saskatchewan, Judy Henley, says there has been a lot of concern for the public sector since the pandemic took hold. She is hoping that […]

Provincial government planning to discipline employee for inappropriate post about China

Jun 12, 2020 | 4:39pm

The provincial government says that disciplinary action will be taken against a Saskatchewan Party employee behind an inappropriate post on social media about China. Earlier this week, a screen shot of a text exchange, showing a conversation about eating dogs and China, was posted to the Instagram account of Alyssa Leippi. Leippi works as an […]

Province planning to repair more than 150 bridges and culverts this year

Jun 4, 2020 | 11:39am

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that they are planning on investing $52 million to replace or extend the life of several highway bridges and culverts around the province. The projects are part of the provinces $7.5 billion two-year capital plan to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery. Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit says […]

Provincial grant program to focus on issues surrounding MMIWG

Jun 3, 2020 | 3:35pm

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the National Inquiry in Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) The Final Report raised awareness about the tragedy that has affected generations of Indigenous people. Justice Minister Don Morgan says the government supports and values the meaningful and important work of the National Inquiry. “The Inquiry provided […]

What’s allowed to open in Phase 3 of Re-Open Sask. Plan

May 29, 2020 | 1:50pm

The Government of Saskatchewan is allowing places of worship and childcare facilities to prepare to open in Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Restaurants, gyms, fitness facilities, places of worship and childcare facilities are among the group of businesses allowed to re-open in Phase 3. Personal services that didn’t open in Phase 2 are […]

Province warns about invasive species

May 10, 2020 | 11:06am

Because the first phase of re-opening Saskatchewan has begun, you can now fish if you are in the southern zone of the province and boat launches are open. The Ministry of Environment is hoping to spread awareness about aquatic invasive species, some of which have already arrived and others that the province is hoping to […]

13 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; 19 in hospital

May 8, 2020 | 1:53pm

The Government of Saskatchewan has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in province, bringing the total to 544. Twelve of the cases are from La Loche, the other case is in the North region. Of the 544 cases, 203 are considered active. The recovery total in the province now stands at 335, after six more […]

Canadian Association for Retired Persons asking for province to relieve extra drug costs

May 7, 2020 | 6:00am

The Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) has sent a letter to the Government of Saskatchewan asking for them to help relieve prescription dispensing costs for seniors. Before COVID-19 began, the Seniors’ Drug Plan allowed low-income seniors to fill up three months worth of prescriptions for $25 each. That has now changed due to the […]