STICK IT TO COVID: PEDIATRIC VACCINATIONS APPROVED

Health Canada has now approved the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for use in five to 11 year olds and more than 112,000 doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in Saskatchewan within days, enough to immunize every child in that age group. Parent or guardian consent will be required.   “This is welcome news for […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 18, 2021

Investing in the future was a major topic of debate this week as our government works to ensure Saskatchewan continues to lead the country in investment potential. Already, companies have announced billions of dollars for projects that will create more jobs and draw more talent to the province.   The work already done has led […]

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SASKATCHEWAN HEALTH AUTHORITY SERVICE RESUMPTION ON TRACK

On November 3, aggressive targets were established for returning redeployed health care staff to their home positions by the end of November.  As of November 12, 50 per cent of eligible Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) staff who were redeployed to address the COVID-19 case surge have returned to their home positions.  One hundred and twenty-nine of the […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE STARTING NOVEMBER 17

Saskatchewan’s initial supply of 2,500 single dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines will be administered through a number of Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) clinics starting Wednesday, November 17.    These clinics are scheduled for Regina, Saskatoon, Estevan, Prince Albert, Melfort, Swift Current, North Battleford and Lloydminster.  Note that inclement weather may delay vaccine deliveries, and additional […]

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SASKATCHEWAN LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE PARENT TEACHER HOME VISITS PILOT PROJECT

The Government of Saskatchewan has partnered with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) to create a new voluntary Parent Teacher Home Visits pilot project that aims to increase parental engagement in their kids’ education and build connections between school and home.   Up to 400 Saskatchewan families from five school divisions will have the opportunity […]

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SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS AND BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES – THIRD APPLICATION INTAKE OPENS

The Government of Saskatchewan continues to strengthen the long-term sustainability of provincial service clubs – supporting veterans, their families and communities.   Introduced in 2019-20, the Saskatchewan Veterans Service Club Support Program provides grants for repairs and upgrades, special events, programs and activities to engage the community and advance the work of veterans’ service organizations […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: 80 PER CENT OF ELIGIBLE SASKATCHEWAN RESIDENTS FULLY VACCINATED

As of November 8, 80 per cent of eligible Saskatchewan residents have received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.  As vaccination rates have increased, the number of new cases in Saskatchewan has gone down.  The seven-day average of new cases is now 149, 70 per cent lower than its peak in late September, shortly […]

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NINETY-FIVE ADDITIONAL FULL TIME EQUIVALENT CONTINUING CARE ASSISTANTS NOW WORKING IN SASKATCHEWAN

More continuing care assistants (CCAs) are being hired to help better meet the needs of residents in long-term care facilities across Saskatchewan. The 2021-22 Provincial Budget provides $6 million in funding to hire an additional 108 full time equivalent (FTE) CCA positions: 90 for long-term care facilities and a further 18 to support home care. […]

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON NEW $47 MILLION JOINT-USE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SOUTH REGINA

Construction continues on the new joint facility that will replace Argyle Elementary School and École St. Pius X in Regina. Residents who pass the site in south Regina can now see construction crews from the Saskatchewan company Quorex Construction Services Ltd. hard at work, putting steel structures into place as the school begins to take […]

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Report from the Legislature – November 04, 2021

This week the Saskatchewan Legislature saw the continuation of the 2021 Speech from the Throne debate, which sets out our government’s priorities for the future. Over the past year, we have worked together to do what was needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now seeing the case numbers decrease, thanks to the actions you […]

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