GREATER SUPPORTS FOR AT-RISK MOTHERS THROUGH INCREASED FUNDING FOR SANCTUM CARE GROUP PROGRAMS

New mothers and pregnant women taking part in Sanctum Care Group Inc. (Sanctum) programs now have greater access to supports thanks to an enhanced partnership between the Ministry of Social Services, Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). As announced in the 2023-24 provincial budget, each ministry is providing an additional $325,000 to […]

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COVERAGE EXPANDS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS DRUG

More children in Saskatchewan living with cystic fibrosis (CF) are now eligible for Trikafta, a medication that improves lung function. Starting February 1, 2024, coverage of Trikafta will be available to CF patients two to five years of age who meet the medical criteria. “We are pleased to expand coverage for this treatment for more […]

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Report from the Legislature – December 21, 2023

Saskatchewan has seen incredible growth throughout 2023. Saskatchewan has built a strong foundation of a strong economy, strong communities and strong families. Saskatchewan’s population is over 1.22 million people and growing faster than it has in more than a century. Our economy saw GDP growth of 6.0 per cent, ranking first in the nation. The […]

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SNOW EXCUSES! SASK PARKS OFFERS WINTER FUN IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Saskatchewan residents can look forward to an exciting winter season in provincial parks with a wide range of winter programs and activities set to launch. Skate the Park “Skate the Park”, a unique ice-skating loop that winds through Aspen Campground at Echo Valley Provincial Park will open on December 26 (weather permitting).  This 800-metre (1/2 […]

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SASKATCHEWAN CONTINUES TO GROW AT FASTEST PACE IN MORE THAN A CENTURY

Saskatchewan’s population grew by 9,869 people in the third quarter of 2023 to a new all-time high of 1,218,976 people as of October 1. Saskatchewan has grown by 31,369 people over the past year – the largest population growth in a single year in more than a century. The population growth in the third quarter […]

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PHARMACISTS ABLE TO PRESCRIBE FOR MORE MINOR HEALTH CONDITIONS

Saskatchewan is expanding the list of health conditions for which pharmacists can see patients. This is part of ongoing work to ensure that pharmacists, as highly educated health care professionals, are empowered to utilize all of their knowledge and skills for Saskatchewan patients. Under this new expanded scope of practice, pharmacists will now be able […]

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM PREMIER SCOTT MOE

Joy to the world! The Lord is come… Let earth receive her King… Let every heart prepare Him room… The story of Christmas is well known… A child born in humble beginnings.  A child sent to bring a message of peace…of salvation… of joy… And to bring a message that joy is not found in […]

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THREE TEAMS ADVANCE TO RFP PROCESS FOR CUTTING-EDGE LONG-TERM CARE HOME IN REGINA

Three teams have been selected to move forward to the next stage of the competitive selection process to build a new Specialized Beds Long-Term Care (LTC) Home in Regina: Graham Construction PCL Construction Ledcor Each of these shortlisted proponents have been invited to submit a proposal for the project. Moving into the Request for Proposal stage […]

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MOBILE MRI TO BE DEPLOYED IN REGINA TO REDUCE WAIT LIST

Saskatchewan patients needing medical imaging procedures will benefit from a new mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that will be temporarily deployed in Regina in 2024 for a 24-month period, while more permanent plans are underway.  The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $2.4 million to install and lease the mobile MRI to increase capacity by […]

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RELEASED FOR NEW MENTAL HEALTH GROUP HOMES IN REGINA AND PRINCE ALBERT

The Government of Saskatchewan has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to find prospective proponents to develop and operate two new group homes in Saskatchewan for children and youth ages 12-18 experiencing challenges with mental health and/or addictions.  “Connecting children and youth to timely, accessible mental health services is such an important step in addressing mental […]

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