Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Indigenous Practical Nursing program is expanding its Indigenous Practical Nursing Diploma program to rural and remote locations.
  2. The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Dentistry, together with the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA), Northlands College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic, are collaborating to establish the first and only accredited Indigenous dental therapy degree program of its kind in Canada.
  3. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eight projects submitted by local organizations in the Prairie provinces under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).
  4. The White Buffalo Treatment Centre Board of Directors and staff, in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, is pleased to announce the grand opening of their permanent facility located on Muskoday First Nation, Saskatchewan.
  5. Today, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit presented four agriculture scholarships to students from across the province.
  6. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced more than $484,000 for six projects through the Strategic Field Program (SFP) which offers funding for field level demonstrations and evaluation of targeted agriculture practices and technologies.
  7. Early learning and child care programs designed by and with Indigenous families and communities give Indigenous children, including Métis children, the best start in life and form an essential part of reconciliation.
  8. Today, Chief Connie Big Eagle of Ocean Man First Nation and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations announced Ocean Man’s successful addition to reserve.
  9. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will participate in Guiding Our Children—Elders Sharing Their Voice, an Early Learning and Child Care Conference organized by the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan where she will highlight Canada’s investments in Indigenous early learning and child care projects benefitting Métis Nation families in Saskatoon.
  10. 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 $35.9 million in federal-provincial funding for 24 new infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  11. The Government of Saskatchewan is investing over $16.9 million in these projects. Proponents are providing a contribution of over $12.6 million, and are responsible for any additional project costs.
  12. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 62 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.
  13. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will be available for a photo opportunity and media scrum at the Cowessess Wind and Solar Renewable Energy Development as she highlights Budget 2022 investments for good jobs, clean air and a strong economy.
  14. The Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, met with Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership members and local housing providers to highlight Budget 2022 investments for making housing more affordable.
  15. OTTAWA — The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make an announcement about Canada’s Global Innovation Clusters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Minister Wilkinson will be joined by Bill Greuel, CEO of Protein Industries Canada.A media availability will follow.All visitors to the Saskatchewan Food Development Centre must wear a mask and be fully vaccinated.
  16. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion highlighted key measures included in Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, in particular the addition of almost $470 million to expand the On-Farm Climate Action Fund.
  17. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, will deliver remarks on the growth of the green economy in Regina.
  18. Today, Chief Larry Ahenakew; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs; have announced that the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan have concluded tripartite negotiations and reached a settlement agreement for the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation Treaty Land Entitlement Claim.
  19. Today the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $885,000 for 43 projects through the Agriculture Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) program.
  20. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Their sacrifice has helped us enjoy the lives we live today.
  21. Today, the Canadian Western Agribition’s (CWA) Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program welcomes the newest group of agriculture leaders.
  22. The locating of unmarked graves at former Residential School sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse that many Indigenous children suffered in these institutions.
  23. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) along with the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced today that the FSIN will be establishing the first ever First Nations Health Ombudsperson's Office in the province of Saskatchewan. Indigenous Services Canada is providing $1.17 million to support this work.
  24. Today, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced details of the 2022 Crop Insurance Program.
  25. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is committed to making sure residents of Saskatchewan get the benefits and credits they are entitled to.
  26. Through partnerships with Government of Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada, a new plains bison herd has been established, renewing cultural, historical and ecological connections for Indigenous community, ensuring the survival and well-being of this iconic and majestic animal.
  27. Through partnerships with Government of Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada, a new plains bison herd has been established, renewing cultural, historical and ecological connections for Indigenous community, ensuring the survival and well-being of this iconic and majestic animal.
  28. Through partnerships with Government of Canada and Nature Conservancy of Canada, a new plains bison herd has been established, renewing cultural, historical and ecological connections for Indigenous community, ensuring the survival and well-being of this iconic and majestic animal.
  29. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that three inmates at 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.
  30. Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) provides funding of $1.3 million for innovation and job creation.
  31. On January 20, 2022, a physical altercation took place between two inmates in Saskatchewan Penitentiary’s maximum- security unit.
  32. Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, joined Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit today in announcing a total of $5.1 million in funding for new research projects in 2022 related to livestock and forage.
  33. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce an extension to the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) deadline for livestock producers planning to access the previously-announced temporary enhanced FRWIP funding.
  34. Funding of almost $14 million through Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) will support 11 projects in southeast Saskatchewan under the Canada Coal Transition Initiative (CCTI) and Canada Coal Transition Initiative – Infrastructure Fund (CCTI-IF).
  35. Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a total of $9.1 million in funding today for new crop-related research projects in 2022.
  36. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proud to welcome the latest troop of graduates to the ranks of Canada’s contingent of over 600 fishery officers. Canada’s fishery officers are professionally trained peace officers working in communities across our country to conserve and protect our freshwater and marine fisheries resources and habitats.
  37. The locating of unmarked graves at former residential school sites across Canada is a tragic reminder of the abuse Indigenous children suffered in those institutions. As part of efforts to address historical wrongs and the lasting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harms related to the legacy of residential schools, the Government of Canada is working with Survivors, Indigenous leaders, and affected families and communities, including Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. Together, we will undertake the difficult work of finding and commemorating missing children who were taken from their families to attend residential schools, such as the former Marieval Residential School.
  38. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021.
  39. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invested more than $218,000 in funding for 17 research projects through the Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) Program.
  40. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce applications for the Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program (Next Gen) are now being accepted. Next Gen is delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).
  41. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 21, 2021, inmate Norman Cardinal was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.
  42. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of more than $4.3 million to support Canada’s pulse and special crops farmers meet growing consumer demand for sustainable, high-quality plant-based protein.
  43. Funding of $1.5 million through Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) will support the Global Agri-food Advancement Partnership incubator and accelerate innovation in the Prairies
  44. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, will announce federal support to establish a technology incubator program in Saskatchewan.
  45. On Monday, November 1, 2021, the 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative launched the application for its second payment. Producers can now complete an application form, detailing eligible livestock inventory as of December 31, 2021, and the Extraordinary Costs Self-Assessment. Payment Two requires a Premcises Identification Number.
  46. On October 27, 2021, Oliver Rundle, an inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  47. Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program.
  48. On October 21, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the grounds of Drumheller Institution.