rural Saskatchewan

Concerns raised at Leg on health care situation in Duck Lake

Concerns raised at Leg on health care situation in Duck Lake

May 10, 2024 | 6:21am
Health care recruitment was back in the spotlight at the Saskatchewan Legislature Thursday as a delegation from Duck Lake raised concerns about their struggles attracting doctors.  The delegation of community leaders, which included Duck Lake Goodwill Manor Chair Ray Gauthier and Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation Chief Edwin Ananas, stood alongside NDP leader Carla Beck […]
NDP feels it is closing the gap with Sask Party

NDP feels it is closing the gap with Sask Party

Oct 20, 2023 | 8:11am
The NDP believes it is gaining ground on the SaskParty Government, pointing to a new poll from “Insightrix”. The NDP is very strong in Regina (59 percent) and Saskatoon (65 percent), and the party feels its making headway in the rural areas. The poll shows support for the Sask Party provincewide at 51 percent, the […]

Enhanced physician incentive program for rural and remote communities now in effect

Apr 3, 2023 | 12:22pm

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that the Rural Physician Incentive Program (RPIP) is now in effect. Rural and Remote Health Minister Everett Hindley said the program aims to attract more family physicians to rural and northern communities across the province. “Family physicians play an essential role in rural and northern communities as they support emergency […]

It will soon be easier for rural landowners to take legal action against trespassers.

Nov 4, 2021 | 6:22pm

Changes have been made to The Trespass to Property Amendment Act, 2021 that will create stronger penalties for trespass and make it easier for rural landowners to take legal action against trespassers. “The vast majority of people in Saskatchewan seek permission to access a property,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said in a […]

SaskTel invests in rural fibre optics, increasing connectivity

Dec 5, 2020 | 10:36am

SaskTel announced a 50 million dollar investment into bringing rural fibre high speed internet into 30 thousand businesses and households in rural Saskatchewan. Spokesperson Greg Jacobs says the COVID-19 pandemic has displayed a real need for high speed internet, especially in rural areas of the province. “Being able to upgrade our infrastructure in some of […]

SaskTel announces additional funding for rural cell towers

Sep 23, 2020 | 1:50pm

SaskTel announced plans Wednesday to increase its investment in the provincial government’s Wireless Saskatchewan Initiative by more than $70 million. The additional funding will allow for the construction of 74 new macro cell towers in under served rural and resort communities by the summer of 2021. Minister Responsible for SaskTel, Don Morgan says it’s a […]

SHA giving dates for re-opening of ER’s shut down in COVID-19 preparation

Jun 8, 2020 | 2:28pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority will soon be re-opening eight of 12 regional emergency rooms in rural Saskatchewan that were temporarily closed as part of the readiness plan the province had to combat COVID-19. The closures, which were widely criticized, were to help build capacity for any surges in the virus while protecting against outbreaks in […]

Group against rural emergency room closures wants to rally at SK Legislature

May 25, 2020 | 6:00pm

The Saskatchewan Party is taking a big gamble as the date inches closer to a provincial election when it comes to what is happening with some emergency rooms in rural parts of the province. Because of COVID-19, the Saskatchewan Health Authority said 12 ER’s across the province would be shut down on a temporary basis […]