The Government of Saskatchewan extends deepest condolences to all the families and friends of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.  Support services and resources are available

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2015 April-May

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1. Infrastructure program deadline fast approaching

The Government of Canada has recently announced two new infrastructure programs to celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will invest $150 million across Canada over two years to support projects that rehabilitate existing community facilities. This program is being administered by Western Economic Diversification. In Western Canada, applications will be accepted from Tuesday May 19, 2015 until Wednesday June 17, 2015.

The second program, the Canada 150 Fund, is being administered by the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program is for a limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope. There is no established deadline to submit a funding application under the Canada 150 Fund, although for signature initiatives, an Expression of Interest must be submitted by May 29, 2015.

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2. SaskAlert

SaskAlert, the province’s new emergency public alerting program, has successfully completed its testing phase and is being implemented across Saskatchewan.

SaskAlert provides critical information about emergency situations as they are developing so residents of the affected area will be able to take action to protect themselves, their families and property.  Residents will be able to receive updates on evolving emergency situations directly from their local television and radio stations, as well as online.

Alerts may be created for severe weather-related events, such as tornadoes, plow winds, flooding and blizzards.  Other events that may trigger an alert include wildfires, spills of hazardous material, train derailments, boil water and shelter-in-place advisories, significant highway closures and community evacuations.

Once an alert has been issued by the SaskAlert program, it will be picked up by provincial media outlets and aired on local radio or television.  Alerts can also be viewed on SaskAlert.ca, and The Weather Network website and smartphone app.

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3. Financial statement submission reminder

This is a reminder to all municipalities that the deadline to submit audited 2014 financial statements is July 1, 2015, for all municipalities, with the exception of cities which have a September 1, 2015, deadline. Please submit by the deadline as failure to do so may affect your eligibility to access funding under programs such as the Municipal Revenue Sharing program and the federal Gas Tax program.
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4. New points of service offered in French

The Government of Saskatchewan has created an index of services available to the public in French.  These services are provided by public servants who speak both French and English.

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5. Saskdocs

Saskdocs.ca is an online publication that includes stories about rural Saskatchewan and physician recruitment.  Check out the latest edition.

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