Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) provides funding of $1.3 million for innovation and job creation.
  2. On January 20, 2022, a physical altercation took place between two inmates in Saskatchewan Penitentiary’s maximum- security unit.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2021.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 21, 2021, inmate Norman Cardinal was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, will announce federal support to establish a technology incubator program in Saskatchewan.
  16. 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.
  17. On October 27, 2021, Oliver Rundle, an inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  18. Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program.
  19. 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.