Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. A greener transit system is coming to the City of Regina with the help of 20 zero emission buses and related charging infrastructure after a combined investment of $52.2 million from the federal and municipal governments.
  2. From February 6 to 9, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will visit Ottawa, Regina and Moose Jaw to talk about the Artemis II mission, during which he will become the first Canadian to fly around the Moon. Jenni Gibbons, the Canadian backup astronaut for Artemis II, will accompany Jeremy at the Ottawa events.
  3. Today, Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced updates to Saskatchewan’s 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program, administered by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC).
  4. A total of $6.8 million in funding was announced today by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit for livestock and forage research activities.
  5. During these interactions, her focus was on showcasing opportunities for Canada in the Indo-Pacific through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), including through the upcoming Team Canada Trade Missions to Malaysia and Vietnam, and to South Korea. Additionally, she emphasized Canada’s ongoing commitment to its trade relationship with Ukraine...
  6. Today, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a total of $14.7 million to support crop-related research in 2024.
  7. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of over $220,000 to help 5 communities in Saskatchewan implement innovative strategies to manage their municipal infrastructure.
  8. The federal government is investing $3,152,275 through the Active Transportation Fund to support six active transportation infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  9. Six active transportation infrastructure projects in rural and Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan will help create healthier and more connected communities after an investment of more than $3.1 million from the federal government.
  10. Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $1 million in support today for commercial beekeepers in the province who were impacted by abnormally high colony losses in 2022.
  11. Bison return to the landscape on Métis Nation-Saskatchewan land near Batoche National Historic Site.
  12. Nine infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan will strengthen and support communities thanks to the combined investment of more than $13.5 million from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. Announced by Minister Sean Fraser and Minister Dan Vandal, and Saskatchewan Government Relations Minister Don McMorris, these projects will enhance access to recreational activities, promote reconciliation with Indigenous communities, ensure accessible and reliable water supply, and foster inclusive and sustainable communities for years to come.
  13. Through the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS) and the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the Government of Canada is investing $8,862,251, and the Government of Saskatchewan is investing $4,727,697 to support five recreation projects and four green infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  14. Five infrastructure projects in Saskatoon will increase access to leisure activities, as well as high frequency and reliable transit thanks to the combined investment of more than $151.9 million from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon. Announced by Minister Jenna Sudds, Minister Don McMorris, and His Worship Charlie Clark, this project will result in a better connected, healthier city.
  15. Joint funding through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) and the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support public transportation projects and one recreation project in Saskatoon.
  16. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Jenna Sudds, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honourable Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, and His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon.
  17. Today, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced forecasted payments under the suite of business risk management programs, administered by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC).
  18. Joint funding through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  19. Nine water infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan will improve residents’ quality of life and contribute to the province’s long-term sustainability and growth thanks to the combined investment of more than $6.9 million from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan. Announced by Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid and Minister Don McMorris, these projects will support communities, enhance their infrastructure, and ensure reliable access to safe and clean drinking water for years to come.
  20. AgriRecovery details announced for Saskatchewan
  21. Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Agriculture Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship amounts have increased this year to $6,000 for the top recipient, as well as 3 runner-up scholarships of $3,000 each.
  22. Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister David Marit announced funding today of $5 million for the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon.
  23. Federal funding to boost nuclear and clean mining supply chains in Saskatchewan
  24. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Special Advisor for Water and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, and His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon, announced a joint investment of over $34 million to support Saskatoon’s Green Network, which provides people and wildlife with access to continuous, high quality green spaces and natural areas in the city.
  25. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, and the Honourable Laura Ross, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport announced a joint investment of more than $1.7 million to support two green projects in the province.
  26. The Saulteaux Pelly Agency Health Alliance (SPAHA) broke ground today on a new multi-purpose health care facility on the Keeseekoose First Nation. The SPAHA facility will provide a full suite of services, including public health programming, palliative care, long-term care and mental health services, as well as host the Keeseekoose First Nation Community Health Centre, all for the communities of Cote First Nation, Keeseekoose First Nation, and The Key First Nation.
  27. Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced a record-breaking level of payments under the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) Forage Rainfall Insurance Program.
  28. Federal funding of $600,000 to support economic development initiatives in Saskatchewan
  29. Federal funding of $600,000 to support economic development initiatives in Saskatchewan
  30. George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, on behalf of Minister Vandal, will announce economic development investments in Saskatchewan
  31. Today, Melissa Tavita, Chief of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced the settlement agreement regarding the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation 1909 Surrender Specific Claim.
  32. Today, Felix Thomas, Chief of the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced the settlement agreement regarding the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Treaty 4 Agricultural Benefits Specific Claim.
  33. Fourteen First Nations under Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 and #GC reach settlement agreements for Treaty Salaries specific claims.
  34. Canada and the Kinistin Saulteaux Nation to announce an important specific claim settlement agreement
  35. Today, Chief Darcy Bear of Whitecap Dakota Nation, community members and the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, attended a ceremony to celebrate A Self-Government Treaty Recognizing the Whitecap Dakota Nation / Wapaha Ska Dakota Oyate.
  36. On July 25, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Laura Ross, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Office and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Saskatchewan.
  37. Today, the federal and provincial governments announced Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is implementing extraordinary measures to offer support to Saskatchewan livestock producers facing challenges resulting from dry conditions this year, allowing additional acres of low yielding cereal and pulse crops to be diverted to feed. This incentive allows crop producers to make timely decisions to make additional feed available to graze, bale or silage.
  38. On July 5, 2023, Danny Croxen, an inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.
  39. Today, Parliamentary Secretary Francis Drouin, on behalf of federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a funding agreement with Ag-West Bio provided under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Ag-West Bio will receive $9.5 million over the next 5 years to advance their work in the province's agriculture biotechnology sector.
  40. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $50-million contribution to the Bekevar Wind Power Project, delivered in partnership with the Cowessess First Nation and Innagreen Investments. This builds on a $173-million federal investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  41. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will announce funding to Bekevar Wind Ltd. for a wind energy project that will supply over 200 megawatts (MW) of zero-emissions power.
  42. Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $6.6 million in support today for innovative livestock and forage research being conducted in the province.
  43. Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced $18 million to support Prairie Diagnostic Services in Saskatchewan over the next 5 years under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). This investment supports the organization and the work they provide in disease diagnosis, surveillance, research and supporting animal health and welfare.
  44. Federal funding of $7.6M to support business growth, innovation and workforce training in Saskatchewan
  45. Federal funding of $7.6M to support business growth, innovation and workforce training in Saskatchewan
  46. Minister Vandal will announce investments in a number of economic development and workforce training initiatives in Saskatchewan
  47. Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced more than $4.1 million to support Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and 4-H Saskatchewan over the next five years under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP). This investment supports the organizations that tell the story of agriculture in Saskatchewan and build public trust while developing the next generation of agriculture leaders.
  48. Today, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a supplemental freight adjustment to further support Saskatchewan producers who experienced wildlife damage to their stacked forage.
  49. Today, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit awarded scholarships to students from across the province pursuing a post-secondary education in agriculture.
  50. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced $250,000 in funding today as part of a $1.7 million project to increase co-packing capacity at the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon.