February 14, 2020

A Gronlid man recently pleaded guilty in Melfort Provincial Court to charges stemming from a five-year undercover investigation into illegal wildlife trafficking.

In 2014, Ministry of Environment conservation officers received information that an individual was buying and selling large numbers of wild elk, moose and deer antlers without the proper permits in place.  Officers proceeded to follow up on the tip and inspected a yar...

February 11, 2020

In 2019, the ministry checked more than 3,100 watercraft for signs of aquatic invasive species (AIS), identifying 1,147 as high-risk and requiring further inspection.  In all, 217 watercraft were decontaminated and no AIS were found.

Anyone transporting watercraft in Saskatchewan must remove the boat plug, stop at watercraft inspection stations and submit to inspection, or risk a $500 fine.  It is also illegal to bring prohib...

February 6, 2020

The February public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights held Tuesday raised $1.9 million in revenue for the province of Saskatchewan, bringing the final total for the 2019-20 fiscal year to $17 million after six sales.

The Estevan area was largely the focus of bid activity, generating $1,646,667.23 for two exploration licences and eight leases totalling 18,559.271 hectares. The highest bonus bid received on a par...

February 1, 2020

In order to better protect Saskatchewan youth from risks associated with vaping, The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act takes effect tomorrow, February 1, 2020. 

The new legislation is similar to measures found in other provinces and territories in Canada with vaping legislation in place.  To address vapour products, The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act contains provisions that:

  • restrict the...

January 29, 2020

Today federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Maire-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced nearly $8.1 million in funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for 28 livestock and forage-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).  This includes $4.9 million in funding for 27 livestock and forage-related research projects and $3.2 million...

January 14, 2020

The second round of auctions for available retail liquor store permits in Saskatchewan begins January 21 with bids closing on January 31.

Communities included in the second round of auctions are the Rural Municipality (RM) of Blucher, Carlyle, RM of Corman Park, Esterhazy, Gull Lake, RM of Kindersley, Langham, RM of Longlaketon, Regina Beach, RM of Shellbrook, Unity and White City.

Each auction will have an opening bid of $1,0...

January 14, 2020

The government is continuing its efforts to cut red tape, making Saskatchewan more attractive for small- and medium-sized businesses.

As one of the first red-tape reduction initiatives of the new year, Saskatchewan is raising threshold amounts for businesses that file returns for the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), Liquor Consumption Tax (LCT), and Beverage Container Program.  In addition, due dates for electronic filers are bein...

December 23, 2019

The Government of Saskatchewan will be proclaiming The Insurance Act on January 1, 2020.

The new Act modernizes legislation, allowing Saskatchewan’s marketplace to deal with new and emerging issues in the rapidly changing insurance industry.

The new Saskatchewan insurance legislation:

  • incorporates new licensing and supervision requirements;

  • introduces separate licensing categories for managing general agents and t...

November 1, 2019

Many farmers were able to continue with harvest operations last week as 90 per cent of the crop is now in the bin. This is up from 83 per cent last week but remains behind the five-year (2014-18) average of 96 per cent for this time of year.

Harvest progress was made in most regions last week. The west-central and northeastern regions are the most advanced with 96 per cent of the crop now combined. The southwest and northwes...

October 10, 2019

Saskatchewan residents can now look at their laboratory test results and other health records online anywhere, anytime.

Rural and Remote Health Minister Warren Kaeding, today launched MySaskHealthRecord—a secure website that gives eligible Saskatchewan residents quick and easy access to their personal health information.

MySaskHealthRecord is open to Saskatchewan residents who are 18 years of age and older.  To register, residen...

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