Saskatchewan News

The Saskatchewan News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Today, Chief Joyce Naytowhow McLeod of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, along with Council, Elders, community members, and representatives from Indigenous Services Canada, celebrated the grand opening of the community’s new healthcare facility in northern Saskatchewan.
  2. Star Blanket Cree Nation opens a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant that will bring clean drinking water to the community for generations to come.
  3. Joint funding through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS), the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNCIS), the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS), and the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan (ICIP) will support 44 public infrastructure projects. The federal government is investing more than $165.5 million towards these projects, while the Government of Saskatchewan is contributing over $144.2 million. Recipients are contributing more than $63.4 million to their respective projects and are responsible for any additional costs.
  4. The federal and provincial governments are investing more than $309 million for infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. The City of Saskatoon is expanding their Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The two new lines will help Saskatoon Transit support the City's continued growth while making transit a more convenient for all. A fibre optic network will also improve the tracking and reporting of the bus routes making them more efficient.
  5. The Peepeekisis Pesakastew School is getting green retrofits after an investment of more than $2.5 million from the federal government.
  6. Modern, high-quality research facilities and equipment are essential for breakthroughs in Canadian research and science. These laboratories and research centres are where medical and other scientific breakthroughs are born, helping to solve real-world problems and create future economic opportunities.
  7. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will highlight support to advance next-generation, cutting-edge research at the University of Saskatchewan.
  8. Diversity in field crops creates an agriculture ecosystem that is profitable and resilient to climate change.
  9. Government of Canada invests over $2.5M to support growth of Saskatchewan's tech sector
  10. Today, the Meadow Lake Tribal Council and the Government of Canada announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help guide their work to promote lasting reconciliation and strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship based on Meadow Lake First Nations’ priorities.
  11. Every child deserves the best start in life. But for young families, including Millennial and Gen Z parents, the costs of child care can add up to a second rent or mortgage payment.
  12. Today, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced $5 million over 5 years for the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI).
  13. Today, Saskatchewan students pursuing a post-secondary education in agriculture were awarded scholarships from the federal and provincial governments.
  14. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will host an event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to highlight how the federal budget's investments will support young entrepreneurs in launching and scaling up their businesses.
  15. Minister Boissonnault to make an announcement in Saskatoon on Budget 2024 measures that support students
  16. Rural communities across Saskatchewan will soon establish or expand their public transit offerings after a federal investment of $6.1 million.
  17. The federal government is investing $6,184,137 through the Rural Transit Solutions Fund to support 11 public transit projects across rural Saskatchewan.
  18. Today, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced additional payments will be provided to eligible livestock producers already enrolled in the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program.
  19. A joint investment of more than $45 million from federal, provincial, and local governments will support an increased supply of safe and reliable drinking water, effective wastewater treatment, and cleaner soil for communities across Saskatchewan.
  20. Collective funding through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) will support 14 project to protect public health across Saskatchewan.
  21. The Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health and the Honourable Everett Hindley, Saskatchewan Minister of Health, will make an important health care announcement.
  22. The Government of Canada is working to renew the relationships between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.
  23. Government of Canada invests $6M to advance processing and commercialization of rare earth elements
  24. Bridges and culverts in communities across Saskatchewan will be replaced or upgraded after a combined investment of more than $8.2 million from the federal and provincial governments along with municipalities.
  25. Joint funding through the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNCIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) will support 12 highway and roads infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  26. Government of Canada to announce investment in critical minerals in Saskatchewan
  27. Regina will benefit from a new, more energy-efficient indoor aquatics facility heated by geothermal energy. The aquatics facility and geothermal projects represent a combined investment of more than $128.1 million from the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Regina.
  28. Today, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister (AAFC) Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced details of the 2024 Crop Insurance Program, administered by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC).
  29. Communities across Saskatchewan are upgrading critical public infrastructure through 34 projects after a joint investment of more than $51 million from the federal and provincial governments.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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).
  33. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. The federal government is investing $3,152,275 through the Active Transportation Fund to support six active transportation infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Bison return to the landscape on Métis Nation-Saskatchewan land near Batoche National Historic Site.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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).
  47. Joint funding through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan.
  48. 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.
  49. AgriRecovery details announced for Saskatchewan
  50. 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.