Report from the Legislature – December 02, 2021

Driven by our entrepreneurs and resource sector, Saskatchewan is seeing a strong economic recovery according to the 2021-22 Mid-Year Report released by the Ministry of Finance. At mid-year, Saskatchewan’s economy is doing well and is forecast to increase by 4 per cent in 2021. A number of factors can be attributed to this positive news […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: KEEP HOLIDAY GATHERINGS SAFE

‘Tis the season for planning holiday season gatherings with family, friends and in workplaces.  Share seasonal greetings and not COVID-19.   All holiday planning should consider the vaccination status of your potential guests as well as the risk for friends and family who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19.  Let your guests know if your gathering […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 25, 2021

A solemn ceremony was held in Regina as Members of the Legislative Assembly and the Saskatchewan Ukrainian community paid tribute to lives lost during Holodomor from 1932 through 1933. This genocide was the Soviet Union imposed famine that led to the deaths of up to 10 million people. Despite a record harvest, the Soviet government […]

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PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31

Saskatchewan’s current public health order will be extended to January 31, 2022.  Under the current public health order, masking is mandatory in all indoor public spaces including schools, and proof of vaccination or negative test requirements are in place for public access to a list of establishments, businesses and event venues.  The current public health […]

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SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES NEW PILOT UNDER THE SASKATCHEWAN IMMIGRANT NOMINEE PROGRAM

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a new pilot under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) to address hard-to-fill positions in the province. The Hard-To-Fill Skills Pilot will enable Saskatchewan employers to recruit workers through overseas missions, or other international recruitment activities, into select jobs that have significant recruitment challenges. The eligible jobs under this […]

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GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN ENCOURAGES HOME-BASED CHILD CARE PROVIDERS TO BECOME REGULATED

The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging unregulated home-based child care providers to become regulated with the Ministry of Education to allow more families to access significantly reduced out-of-pocket child care fees.   “We have a quick and easy process for home-based child care providers to become regulated,” Education Minister Dustin Duncan said. “We encourage unregulated […]

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AMENDMENT PASSED FOR HOSPITAL SAFE ZONES

Health care workers, patients and families entering hospitals in the province will now have the protection of a safe zone or “bubble”.    Legislation was passed today in the Saskatchewan legislature to create and enforce safe access zones around hospitals. Any protests near hospitals must now be outside of a 50-metre perimeter to ensure people […]

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PROVINCE INTRODUCES NEW POLICING TEAM TO FIGHT DRUGS, ILLEGAL WEAPONS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Government recently introduced a new policing initiative that will target gang-related criminal activity entering the province through trafficking corridors. The Saskatchewan Trafficking Response Team (STRT) is a specialized intelligence-led enforcement team dedicated to addressing illegal weapons, drugs and human trafficking.    “The criminal activity that threatens public safety is oftentimes tied to the evolution of […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: POPULATION ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION EXPANDING

Delivery of pediatric vaccines is underway with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) planning to offer immunizations in 141 communities across the province, in more than 100 schools, and through specialized clinics for children with additional needs. Information on booking your appointment or finding a clinic near you is available at Saskatchewan.ca/covid-19.  A high volume of traffic […]

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EDUCATION ACT AMENDED TO ENSURE SAFE ACCESS TO SCHOOLS

The Government of Saskatchewan is introducing legislation to protect teachers, staff and students while accessing schools. This will ensure families can access schools harassment free while vaccines are rolled out for kids 5-11.   “Similar to the protections provided for patients, staff and families accessing our hospitals it is important that our children, parents, teachers […]

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