Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. James Isbister was an influential leader of the English-speaking Métis, fur trader, farmer, and founder of the Isbister Métis Settlement (present day Prince Albert, Saskatchewan).
  2. Government of Canada to make an important announcement about James Isbister in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
  3. Government of Canada to make an important announcement about James Isbister in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  4. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 10 inmates in the maximum-security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, in Saskatchewan, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  5. Chaplin, Saskatchewan, November 15, 2022 — Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $316,253 in eight Saskatchewan communities to support data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  6. Ministers Miller and Hajdu congratulate the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations on the grand opening of their new office. @GCIndigenous
  7. Canada and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council partner to advance the Meadow Lake Tribal Cultural Centres Project @GCIndigenous
  8. Joint federal, provincial, and project proponent funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support nine projects in communities across Saskatchewan.
  9. Martensville, Saskatchewan, November 9, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $40 million in joint funding for nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  10. On November 8, 2022, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony in the Prairie Region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Regional Deputy Commissioner France Gratton, to the incoming Regional Deputy Commissioner Jason Hope.
  11. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a renewable energy announcement with Cowessess First Nation and Elemental Energy at the Awasis Solar Project Site in Saskatchewan.
  12. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 20 inmates at the Regional Psychiatric Centre, in Saskatchewan, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  13. Indigenous dental professionals will soon have a platform through which they can network with other Indigenous colleagues and contribute to improving the delivery of oral health services in communities across Canada.
  14. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, in Saskatchewan, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  15. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on October 17, 2022, inmate Johnathan Jeffery Kessel was apprehended by the Saskatoon Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  16. The Government of Canada is investing in modern border infrastructure that contributes to our economy by strengthening Canada’s supply chains and keeps Canadians safe. Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), marked the completion of a multi-year infrastructure project at North Portal, Saskatchewan.
  17. The Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) have signed an agreement to explore new, community-oriented ways to deliver police services and improve safety in First Nations communities.
  18. Opening of the upgraded port of entry at North Portal, Saskatchewan
  19. Unveiling of PrairiesCan Prince Albert service location and announcement of over $1.7M investment in northern Saskatchewan
  20. Town of Ituna, Saskatchewan, October 7, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced more than $68 million in federal funding for ten projects to support retrofits to existing community buildings as well as the construction of new community buildings in Saskatchewan.
  21. Through the Green and Inclusive Community Building (GICB) program, the Government of Canada is investing over $68 million towards ten projects in Saskatchewan to support retrofits to existing community buildings as well as the construction of new community buildings. All projects are intended to make community infrastructure more energy efficient and accessible. Applicants are contributing over $19.4 million to these projects.
  22. PrairiesCan funding of $2.5 million will help modernize Canada's biomanufacturing & create an agri-food hub
  23. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan, and Minister for CanNor, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Mairin Loewen, member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and councillor at the City of Saskatoon, announced a $11.1-million investment through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative to help implement a home energy retrofit financing program in the City of Saskatoon.
  24. Minister Vandal to unveil new PrairiesCan service location and announce investments in northern Saskatchewan
  25. Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, October 6, 2022 — Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $44.6 million in joint funding for 28 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  26. Joint federal, provincial, and project proponent funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 28 projects across Saskatchewan.
  27. Minister Vandal to announce major funding for agri-food and biomanufacturing
  28. The locating of unmarked burials at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous children suffered in these institutions. The Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders and affected families and communities to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools. Part of this work includes efforts being made to locate and commemorate missing children who attended residential schools, as well as responding to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 72 to 76.
  29. On September 27, 2022, during the 11:50 a.m. count, staff members at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution, discovered that Johnathan Jeffery Kessel was not accounted for.
  30. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on September 26, 2022, inmate Anna Rose Cook was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.
  31. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Saskatoon Police Service fight crime by cracking down on firearms-related offences. Today, the CBSA and Saskatoon Police Service announced that they have seized multiple firearms and weapons in a home in Saskatoon.
  32. On September 23, 2022, during the 1:15 p.m. count, staff members at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, a multi-level security federal facility, discovered that Anna Rose Cook was not accounted for.
  33. Government of Canada invests $7.5M to support the establishment of a domestic rare earth supply chain
  34. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that five inmates at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, in Saskatchewan, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  35. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, is pleased to announce a $442,600 investment to Student Energy for SevenGen 2022, a gathering dedicated to empower the next generation of energy and environmental leaders accelerating our transition to live in a more sustainable way.
  36. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that five inmates at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, in Saskatchewan, have tested positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution.
  37. Pinehouse Lake, Saskatchewan, August 24, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Jim Lemaigre, MLA for Athabasca, on behalf of the Honourable Jeremy Cockrill, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Highways, announced $2.9 million in joint funding for upgrades to six northern airports.
  38. More than $3.7 million announced to support tourism sector in Saskatchewan
  39. More than $3.7 million announced to support tourism sector in Saskatchewan
  40. Every child deserves the best possible start in life, and all parents should have the ability to build both a family and a career. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  41. Minister Boissonnault to announce federal support for tourism across Saskatchewan
  42. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be in Regina to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement with Saskatchewan.
  43. Canada’s economic recovery is well underway. We have recovered 115% of the jobs lost during pandemic. In fact, our economic growth is beginning to outpace the ability of some employers to find workers.
  44. Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation and the Government of Canada have reached a settlement agreement on the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Treaty Salaries Specific Claim
  45. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; and Edwin Ananas, Chief of the Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation, to conclude settlement agreement on a treaty salaries specific claim.
  46. Today, Chief Kelly Wolfe of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation; and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and the Government of Canada have reached a settlement of the 1919 Soldier Settlement Board Surrender specific claim.
  47. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, and Kelly Wolfe, Chief of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, will conclude the 1919 Soldier Settlement Specific Claim.
  48. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, formally apologized on behalf of the Government of Canada to Chief Francis Dieter and the members of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation for the File Hills Colony Scheme.
  49. Peepeekisis Cree Nation, Saskatchewan — The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, to deliver a national apology to Peepeekisis Cree Nation.
  50. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown−Indigenous Relations, announced that $124.5 million from Budget 2022 will support work underway by the Métis Nation Housing Strategy, which is implemented through Métis provincial partners and their institutions across the Homeland.