Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The federal and provincial governments have agreed to increase the 2021 AgriStability interim benefit payment percentage from 50 per cent to 75 per cent for Saskatchewan producers.
  2. Government of Canada invests $130 million to work with partners to create a network of national urban parks
  3. Minister Wilkinson to make an announcement to support greater access to green spaces for Canadians.
  4. On July 20, 2021, Eugene Desjarlais, an inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum security federal institution, died while unlawfully at large following his escape from this facility on July 13, 2021.
  5. The Government of Canada is providing $65.4 million under the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) to Saskatchewan for the 2021-22 fiscal year to distribute to municipalities participating in the program. In addition, the Government is providing $62.6 million as a top-up to the 2020-21 CCBF allocations.
  6. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that Saskatchewan has received $65,415,534 through the new Canada Community-Building Fund for the 2021–22 fiscal year, and will receive a top-up of $62,571,380. This top-up doubles the amount of money that Saskatchewan received through the program in 2020-21, enabling municipalities to carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.
  7. On July 16, 2021, Shane Cantre, an inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre died while in our custody.
  8. The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.1 million in 12 projects under the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, as well as a further $716,974 to four of the projects under the Gas Tax Fund, for a combined federal investment of over $1.8 million. For projects requiring consultations with Indigenous groups, funding is conditional on all consultation requirements being met. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $2.2 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are over $2.7 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $6.8 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  9. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of Minister Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $6.8 million in joint funding for 12 infrastructure projects across the province.
  10. Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced a new beneficial management practice (BMP) for cow-calf producers under the Farm Stewardship Program.
  11. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $81.2 million in joint funding for 23 infrastructure projects across the province. The projects are funded under the Community, Culture, and Recreation Stream and the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
  12. The Government of Canada is investing more than $44.3 million in 23 projects under the Community, Culture, and Recreation Stream and the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $36.9 million. Contributions by recipients toward their respective projects are $29.5 million. In total, this represents a combined infrastructure investment of more than $110.7 million. Funding recipients are responsible for any additional project costs.
  13. Today, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit announced $2.5 million in funding for research led by the University of Saskatchewan into new opportunities for starches from pulse crops.
  14. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) executive says very important work has begun to find and commemorate the unmarked graves of thousands of First Nations children who were forced to attend Indian residential schools in Saskatchewan and did not make it home.
  15. Today the federal and provincial governments announced $1.5 million over two years in renewed funding for Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and 4-H Saskatchewan. This funding will build public trust in agriculture and develop the next generation of agriculture leaders in Saskatchewan.
  16. The Government of Canada recognizes Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and supports the inherent right of First Nations, Inuit and Métis to independently deliver their own services to address the unique needs of their communities.
  17. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister and Special Representative for the Prairies, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations announced more than $222.83 million in joint program funding to support an infrastructure rejuvenation project at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant. For the occasion, they were joined by Her Worship Sandra Masters, Mayor of the City of Regina, His Worship Fraser Tolmie, Mayor of the City of Moose Jaw, and Dale Schoffer, Chair of the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation.