Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on September 26, 2022, inmate Anna Rose Cook was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Government of Canada invests $7.5M to support the establishment of a domestic rare earth supply chain
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. More than $3.7 million announced to support tourism sector in Saskatchewan
  12. More than $3.7 million announced to support tourism sector in Saskatchewan
  13. 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.
  14. Minister Boissonnault to announce federal support for tourism across Saskatchewan
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Peepeekisis Cree Nation, Saskatchewan — The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, to deliver a national apology to Peepeekisis Cree Nation.
  23. 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.
  24. Government of Canada transfers land on the west side of Batoche National Historic Site to Métis – Nation Saskatchewan
  25. Transfer of lands on the west side of Batoche National Historic Site to Métis Nation–Saskatchewan
  26. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations will make an announcement regarding Budget 2022 housing funding for the Métis Nation Housing Strategy at the 50th anniversary of the Back to Batoche festival.
  27. Parks Canada and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan will make an important announcement at the Back to Batoche opening program
  28. Parks Canada and the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan will make an important announcement at the Back to Batoche opening program
  29. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver remarks at the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
  30. Today, Chief Daryl Watson of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for First Nation, Métis and Northern Affairs, announced that Mistawasis Nêhiyawak, the Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan have negotiated a tripartite settlement agreement regarding the Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Treaty Land Entitlement Claim.
  31. More than $12.8 million for recreation and community revitalization in Saskatchewan
  32. More than $12.8 million for recreation and community revitalization in Saskatchewan
  33. Minister Vandal to announce federal funding for communities across Saskatchewan to support recreation and community spaces.
  34. Today, Chief Lynn Acoose of Zagimē Anishinabēk; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for First Nation, Métis and Northern Affairs; have announced that Zagimē Anishinabēk, the Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan have negotiated a tripartite settlement agreement regarding the Zagimē Anishinabēk Treaty Land Entitlement Claim.
  35. 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 $11.1 million in federal-provincial funding for 24 new infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan.
  36. Joint federal, provincial, and project proponent funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 24 projects that will decommission landfills and replace bridges across Saskatchewan.
  37. Almost $26 million to support innovation and growth for Saskatchewan Businesses
  38. Almost $26 million to support innovation and growth for Saskatchewan Businesses
  39. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, will announce investments in Saskatchewan businesses to advance new technologies, help grow businesses and create jobs.
  40. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  41. The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce funding that will help address trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in those most affected by COVID-19.
  42. Partnership with BHP will advance the development of a world-leading low-emissions potash mine and bring strong economic benefits to the region while supporting Indigenous communities
  43. At 11:41 p.m., on June 9, 2022, inmate Edward Parisian was apprehended by the Regina Police Service.
  44. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, together with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will make an announcement about supporting the future of the mineral and agriculture sectors, bringing strong economic benefits to Saskatchewan, and moving toward the net-zero emission economy of tomorrow.
  45. On June 8, 2022, at about 10:45 am, Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal institution, was notified that Edward Parisian escaped during an escorted temporary absence in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  46. Over $1.2 million to support community renewal and recreation across East- Central Saskatchewan
  47. Today, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit announced $3.2 million in funding for research on carbon sequestration in perennial forage and pastures.
  48. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Indigenous Practical Nursing program is expanding its Indigenous Practical Nursing Diploma program to rural and remote locations.
  49. 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.
  50. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will fund eight projects submitted by local organizations in the Prairie provinces under the Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP).