GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN PROVIDES $100,000 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION EDUCATION

The Ministry of Education is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day by launching a new one-time grant program to support students learning about truth and reconciliation. Provincial school divisions, historical high schools and qualified independent schools can apply for up to $5,000 to work with local Indigenous communities to […]

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UNVEILING DESIGN FOR THE SASKATCHEWAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL MEMORIAL

Province and Lieutenant Governor Unveil Plans Following Engagement With Leaders and Survivors Today, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan unveiled the design for the Saskatchewan Residential School Memorial that is to be located at Government House in Regina. “This memorial serves to pay respect to a tragic chapter […]

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TWO NEW APPS LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION

To support Saskatchewan’s mandatory proof of vaccination requirements, businesses or organizations may now choose to download and use a free app that will read QR codes presented by customers – SK Vax Verifier. This app can scan the QR code on citizens’ COVID-19 vaccination certificates and determine if a person is fully vaccinated or not.  […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: EXPANDING BOOSTER DOSE ELIGIBILITY

In September, Saskatchewan launched the COVID-19 booster program, with residents of long-term and personal care homes and certain immuno-compromised populations eligible.  Starting October 4, phase two of the booster program begins.  Eligible residents include:  Residents 80 years and older, six months following their second dose.   Other immunocompromised and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals including those with auto-immune […]

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PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TESTS REQUIRED BROADLY OCTOBER 1, 2021

Effective Friday, October 1, 2021, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result will be required in Saskatchewan for public access to a range of businesses, event venues, as well as for all Government of Saskatchewan ministry, crown and agency employees. Occupational Health and Safety Regulations Regulations under The Public Employers’ Covid-19 Emergency Regulations come into […]

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SASKATCHEWAN PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER 30 TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY

A Day to Reflect on Meaningful and Lasting Reconciliation The Government of Saskatchewan is recognizing September 30, 2021, as the Day for Truth and Reconciliation in our province. “With this proclamation, the provincial government reiterates its commitment to recall our past, working in partnership with the Indigenous peoples of Saskatchewan, and working together toward cultural […]

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PROVINCE IMPLEMENTS INTERIM MANDATORY MASKING EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 17, PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENT EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1

The Government of Saskatchewan is announcing new measures to address health care capacity pressures caused by rising case rates, primarily driven by the unvaccinated population. Effective Friday, September 17, an interim province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. Effective October 1, a proof of vaccination or negative test requirement will […]

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COVID-19 VACCINATION BOOSTERS STARTING SEPTEMBER 7

Proof of Vaccination where required by Venues, Events   With increasing COVID-19 transmission in all regions of the province, public health officials remind all residents that the best practices continue to protect against transmission, including the Delta variant: Get vaccinated.  Two doses are required for optimal protection. Mask or maintain physical distancing when you cannot verify […]

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Report from the Legislature – August 26, 2021

Saskatchewan is well-positioned for a strong economic recovery from COVID-19.   BHP has announced a $7.5 billion investment in the Jansen potash mine, the single largest private sector investment in Saskatchewan’s history. This will create 3,500 jobs during peak construction and offer 600 permanent full-time jobs while producing 4.35 million tonnes of potash per year. […]

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Report from the Legislature – August 12, 2021

Saskatchewan has seen its share of challenges, and the extreme drought conditions we are currently experiencing have been no exception. Pastures and crops have been severely affected while many dugouts are dry or have poor water quality due to a lack of spring runoff and little rainfall, combined with hot, dry weather throughout the summer. […]

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