Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Women 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.
  2. On February 2, 2023, during the 9:30 p.m. count in the minimum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution, staff members discovered that Brian Patrick Aubichon was not accounted for.
  3. On January 28, 2023, Tommy Veevee, an inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre, died while in our custody.
  4. A total of $6 million in funding was announced today by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit for livestock and forage research activities.
  5. Joint funding through the Green Infrastructure, Community, Culture and Recreation, and the Rural and Northern Communities streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support 25 infrastructure projects across the province.
  6. 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 $19.7 million in joint funding for 25 infrastructure projects across the province.
  7. COVID-19 vaccination outreach project in Regina receives funding to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and strengthen uptake amongst newcomers and refugees in Regina.
  8. On January 18, 2023, Cassandra Fox, an inmate from Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, died while in our custody.
  9. Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced total funding of $17.6 million today for crop-related research in 2023.
  10. Turtleford, Saskatchewan, December 21, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced a federal investment of more than $1.9 million to support 17 active transportation projects in Saskatchewan.
  11. The Government of Canada is investing $1,905,502 through the Active Transportation Fund to support 17 active transportation infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  12. A new Indigenous-led health facility will soon become a reality in Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan. With funding now confirmed, the Saulteaux Pelly Agency Health Alliance’s $30 million proposal to construct a multipurpose health facility can now move forward to the tendering phase.
  13. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays a key role in ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. The CBSA announced today the conviction of Kawser Ahammed, 39, of Saskatoon for immigration related violations.
  14. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with supports and benefits related to COVID 19. As Canada emerges from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  15. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  16. The Minister of Seniors, Kamal Khera, will be in Saskatchewan to announce an investment in community-based projects through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. These projects will create opportunities for seniors to stay active in their communities. Minister Khera will also speak about the Government’s plan to make life more affordable for seniors.
  17. James Isbister was an influential leader of the English-speaking Métis, fur trader, farmer, and founder of the Isbister Métis Settlement (present day Prince Albert, Saskatchewan).
  18. Government of Canada to make an important announcement about James Isbister in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
  19. Government of Canada to make an important announcement about James Isbister in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  20. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 10 inmates in the maximum-security unit 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.
  21. Chaplin, Saskatchewan, November 15, 2022 — Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced an investment of $316,253 in eight Saskatchewan communities to support data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
  22. Ministers Miller and Hajdu congratulate the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations on the grand opening of their new office. @GCIndigenous
  23. Canada and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council partner to advance the Meadow Lake Tribal Cultural Centres Project @GCIndigenous
  24. Joint federal, provincial, and project proponent funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support nine projects in communities across Saskatchewan.
  25. Martensville, Saskatchewan, November 9, 2022—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 $40 million in joint funding for nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  26. On November 8, 2022, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony in the Prairie Region. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Regional Deputy Commissioner France Gratton, to the incoming Regional Deputy Commissioner Jason Hope.
  27. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a renewable energy announcement with Cowessess First Nation and Elemental Energy at the Awasis Solar Project Site in Saskatchewan.
  28. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that 20 inmates at the 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.
  29. Indigenous dental professionals will soon have a platform through which they can network with other Indigenous colleagues and contribute to improving the delivery of oral health services in communities across Canada.
  30. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) advises that four inmates at Okimaw Ohci 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.
  31. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on October 17, 2022, inmate Johnathan Jeffery Kessel was apprehended by the Saskatoon Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  32. The Government of Canada is investing in modern border infrastructure that contributes to our economy by strengthening Canada’s supply chains and keeps Canadians safe. Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), marked the completion of a multi-year infrastructure project at North Portal, Saskatchewan.
  33. The Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) have signed an agreement to explore new, community-oriented ways to deliver police services and improve safety in First Nations communities.
  34. Opening of the upgraded port of entry at North Portal, Saskatchewan
  35. Unveiling of PrairiesCan Prince Albert service location and announcement of over $1.7M investment in northern Saskatchewan
  36. Town of Ituna, Saskatchewan, October 7, 2022—Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced more than $68 million in federal funding for ten projects to support retrofits to existing community buildings as well as the construction of new community buildings in Saskatchewan.
  37. Through the Green and Inclusive Community Building (GICB) program, the Government of Canada is investing over $68 million towards ten projects in Saskatchewan to support retrofits to existing community buildings as well as the construction of new community buildings. All projects are intended to make community infrastructure more energy efficient and accessible. Applicants are contributing over $19.4 million to these projects.
  38. PrairiesCan funding of $2.5 million will help modernize Canada's biomanufacturing & create an agri-food hub
  39. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan, and Minister for CanNor, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, and Mairin Loewen, member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and councillor at the City of Saskatoon, announced a $11.1-million investment through the Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) initiative to help implement a home energy retrofit financing program in the City of Saskatoon.
  40. Minister Vandal to unveil new PrairiesCan service location and announce investments in northern Saskatchewan
  41. Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, October 6, 2022 — 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 $44.6 million in joint funding for 28 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  42. Joint federal, provincial, and project proponent funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 28 projects across Saskatchewan.
  43. Minister Vandal to announce major funding for agri-food and biomanufacturing
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on September 26, 2022, inmate Anna Rose Cook was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Government of Canada invests $7.5M to support the establishment of a domestic rare earth supply chain
  50. 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.