Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Canadians everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Canada and Saskatchewan have worked together to ensure health and safety, support families and businesses, and sustain local economies. Investments in infrastructure for the Saskatoon area during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to make public facilities and utility networks more sustainable, improve the environment and quality of life, and create jobs at a time where they are needed most.
  2. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 11 infrastructure projects in Saskatoon and area. The Government of Canada is investing more than $41.1 million in these projects, with the Government of Saskatchewan providing over $34.3 million. The City of Saskatoon is providing $25.8 million to support seven of these projects. The remaining projects are funded by other recipients. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $102 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  3. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced funding for the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency to operate a number of safe, voluntary isolation sites across Saskatchewan.
  4. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Jim Carr, the Government of Canada’s Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, and His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon.
  5. The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies announced on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, that Canada has provided $2.4 million this fiscal year to seven Indigenous groups in Saskatchewan through the Nation Rebuilding Program.
  6. While the pandemic has been hard on everyone, it has been hardest on seniors. Seniors helped to build the country we know and love today, and the Government of Canada is committed to helping reduce their social isolation during this difficult period.
  7. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Saskatchewan to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.
  8. Canadians everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Canada and Saskatchewan have worked together to ensure health and safety, support families and businesses, and sustain local economies. Investments in Saskatchewan’s infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to make communities more sustainable and resilient in the long run, and to further develop our renewable energy resources.
  9. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 24 infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan. The Government of Canada is investing more than $31.1 million in these projects, with the Government of Saskatchewan providing over $22.7 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are more than $7.2 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $61 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  10. Child care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the real social and economic challenges faced by Saskatchewanian families, particularly with children staying home and parents being unable to return to the workforce.
  11. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $33 million in joint funding for 26 projects in Saskatchewan.
  12. Funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 26 infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan. The Government of Canada is investing more than $21 million in these projects, with the Government of Saskatchewan providing over $12 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are more than $12 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $46 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  13. The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) is a one-time, federal investment of up to $77.5 million to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  14. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and processors have stepped up to deliver quality food for Canadians. From the outset, the Government of Canada has supported their investments in safety measures and in capacity to keep up with demand.
  15. Minister Jim Carr will make an announcement virtually of support through the Emergency Processing Fund to meat processing companies across the Prairies, which is supporting their efforts to keep employees safe and our food system strong.
  16. Today, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer announced enhancements to the 2021 Crop Insurance Program. This year, Crop Insurance coverage will reach a record level due to higher commodity prices and increased yield coverage.
  17. Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Saskatchewan are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, promote job creation, growth and investment. Investments in Saskatchewan’s infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to make our communities more sustainable and resilient.
  18. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 13 bridge improvement projects, 11 water and wastewater projects, and 6 recreation infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan.
  19. Today, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage-related research through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).
  20. On January 23, 2021, an inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge died at a community hospital as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19.