28 Results for Saskatchewan

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has introduced the provincial government’s climate change strategy. The strategy, titled Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, focuses on the principles of readiness and resilience, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change – without a carbon tax. “This…

December 04, 2017 @ 7:05pm

A $27-million twinning project east of Estevan along Highway 39, aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, is now open to motorists. “The completion of these important improvements to Highway 39 will improve the quality of life and the safety of the community as it continues to…

November 17, 2017 @ 7:52am

The first phase of the $1.88-billion Regina Bypass construction between Balgonie and Highway 33 is now complete, marking a major milestone for the project. The bypass will improve safety, divert large truck traffic around Regina and help eliminate traffic congestion. “This is a great example of how governments and the…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:00am

An independent, expert analysis confirms the Diefenbaker Bridge in St. Albert, Sask. can safely handle the traffic that uses it and will last well into the future with proper maintenance. “I am pleased that the results of the expert inspection demonstrates all traffic will be able to use this vital…

October 23, 2017 @ 9:05am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced that construction of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital has reached 70 per cent completion. The building is now at its final shape with all levels of the hospital, including the helipad, structurally complete. The project remains on time and on budget. “In 2009, our…

October 16, 2017 @ 11:01am

The Government of Saskatchewan has released its tenders for the 2018 construction season. The tenders include more than 550 kilometres of surface improvements and consist of more than 30 construction contracts, half a dozen bridge and culvert projects, and more than a dozen crushing and stockpiling contracts worth an estimated…

September 15, 2017 @ 6:45am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced a number of changes to the provincial cabinet following the departure from cabinet of five ministers. Five ministers will remain in cabinet but change portfolios: Deputy Premier Don Morgan becomes Minister of Justice and Attorney General, while retaining responsibility for Labour and the Workers’…

August 31, 2017 @ 6:45am

The new White City overpass, part of the Regina Bypass project, will open to traffic less than two years after construction started. A unique feature of the White City overpass is a pedestrian walkway that will connect the Trans Canada Trail on both sides of Highway 1. “The White City…

August 11, 2017 @ 7:15am

Residents of Balgonie will soon have safer access to their community. Beginning this week, the Balgonie Overpass will be the first to open to traffic on the Regina Bypass–less than two years after construction started. The design of the Balgonie overpass includes two roundabouts, which are designed to accommodate large…

July 24, 2017 @ 7:08am

A member of Prince Albert City Council in Saskatchewan has asked staff to investigate the cost of adding tolling technology to the municipal bridge across the North Saskatchewan River. According to an article from CBC News, Councillor Charlene Miller made the request of staff this week, hoping to understand the…

June 09, 2017 @ 7:04am

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout Saskatchewan. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:31am

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall joined the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan (CHFS) to announce a $50 million donation and a new name for the children’s hospital and the foundation. The largest-ever gift of money to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan was made by the Jim Pattison Foundation. In honour…

May 31, 2017 @ 7:01am

Government officials joined residents, staff, and community members in North Battleford to celebrate 60 per cent completion of the province’s new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB). “Our government recognizes the need for appropriate and timely access to mental health services, and the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is a key…

May 08, 2017 @ 7:16am

Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, has begun. Site work started in January on the 350 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant near Swift Current. “We know that the people of Saskatchewan deserve and expect reliable power, and demand for that power continues to…

February 06, 2017 @ 1:14pm

Construction is underway at the new $12 million integrated health care facility in Leader, Sask. The new 16 bed integrated facility will replace the existing Leader Hospital, the Community Centre and Primary Health Clinic, and the Emergency Medical Services building. It will be connected to the Western Senior Citizens Home,…

December 19, 2016 @ 7:46am

In Saskatchewan, new federal and provincial funding will be going toward a project in the City of Estevan. The city will be constructing a residuals management facility to treat the wastewater generated by its water treatment plant using an effective and low-energy treatment process. This will help to protect the…

November 11, 2016 @ 9:07am

The $407 million Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford project has received an anonymous $1 million donation for its community fundraising campaign. According to an article in The Battlefords News-Optimist, the donation was received last week by the Saskatchewan Hospital New Beginnings campaign. The campaign, which has an “ambitious” target of $8…

October 04, 2016 @ 8:43am

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $236.6 million in combined funding available to Canadians and their communities under two new federal programs – the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.  The federal government is providing up…

September 20, 2016 @ 6:46am

Environment Minister Scott Moe announced a wind energy project near Chaplin, approximately 85 km west of Moose Jaw, will not be approved to proceed in its proposed location. This decision was made after completing an environmental assessment process that included feedback from environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and the public. The…

September 20, 2016 @ 6:36am

PCL Construction Management Inc. has achieved a significant construction milestone with the substantial completion of the new $278.2 million Mosaic Stadium in Regina. “The Stadium project, as part of the larger Regina Revitalization Project, represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an iconic community gathering place in an urban entertainment district,”…

August 31, 2016 @ 12:31pm

Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (PKIC) has been awarded a $60.6 million contract to build two overpasses at Martensville (Highway 12) and Warman (Highway 11).  PKIC, which had the greatest concentration of Saskatchewan partners in its bid, was one of three companies vying for the contract. “The overpasses will improve safety…

August 05, 2016 @ 5:51am

Construction has begun on the North Battleford Energy Centre in the Rural Municipality of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. When completed, the  Energy Centre will supply enough electricity to power the equivalent of 260,000 homes in Saskatchewan under a 20-year electricity supply contract with SaskPower. The facility will consist of a 170-megawatt…

June 15, 2010 @ 1:29pm

Government representatives were on hand to celebrate the completed of the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in Saskatchewan today. "In 1957, Saskatchewan was the first province to complete construction of its portion of the two-lane Trans-Canada Highway," said Wayne Elhard, Minister of Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure. "Today, we are the…

December 05, 2008 @ 12:50pm

On September 11, 2008, Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Elhard provided an update on the $36.2 million worth of highway and bridge construction projects taking place in southeast Saskatchewan in 2008-09. The province will invest $17 million to rebuild Highway 8 from Storthoaks north to Fairlight, a total of…

September 18, 2008 @ 11:09am

Residents of Saskatchewan communities can look forward to improved infrastructure thanks to partnership investments and up to $189 million in federal and provincial funding under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund. Over the next six years, the federal and provincial governments together will invest close to $94.5 million…

July 08, 2008 @ 2:14pm

Bruce Power will study the potential of bringing nuclear energy to Saskatchewan as part of a wider look at clean energy technologies. The Saskatchewan 2020 initiative, announced yesterday in Saskatoon by Bruce Power president and CEO Duncan Hawthorne, is intended to give provincial leaders detailed information and options as they…

June 18, 2008 @ 11:30am

The City of Regina will benefit from new roads, improved safety and reduced traffic congestion after yesterday’s announcement of a joint investment from federal and provincial governments under the Canada-Saskatchewan Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF). Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Hutchinson and Conservative MP Andrew Scheer announced $1.3 million to help…

March 28, 2008 @ 1:34pm

Several provinces and one territory will receive funding for capital investments to improve public transit, federal government representatives announced yesterday. Nova Scotia will receive $14 million, said Peter McKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport. “This…

March 28, 2008 @ 1:12pm