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...

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