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Seniors Funding Programme for Projects in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Saskatoon- The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contribute to improving seniors’ health and well-being. Canada has announced an investment of $266,159 to fund 12 community-based projects to support seniors in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This funding was awarded through the 2021–22 New Horizons for Seniors …

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Invest $40m in Saskatchewan’s infrastructure

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Martensville – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $40 million in joint funding for nine infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. The City of Martensville, just north of Saskatoon, will benefit from the construction of a new community recreation facility. The centre will feature one regulation-size ice surface …

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Saskatchewan to benefit from better community infrastructure

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Town of Ituna – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced more than $68 million in federal funding for ten projects to support retrofits to existing community buildings as well as the construction of new community buildings in Saskatchewan. “Community buildings are where Canadians gather. From weddings to hockey practices, a wide range of events take place there …

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Monitoring Ontario’s Fatal Wildlife Disease

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Ontario – The government of Ontario is asking hunters to submit deer samples as part of its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) surveillance program to allow for early detection of the disease. Hunter samples from harvested deer are critical in Ontario’s efforts to detect CWD – a fatal, untreatable brain disease that affects members of the deer family, including white-tailed deer, …

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Toll of Inflation: Soaring prices has four-in-five Canadians pinching pennies

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Ottawa – Statistics Canada may have reported cooling inflation rates in recent days, but the summer of price increases continues to simmer. The level of month-to-month price increases was the lowest so far this year. However, prices have risen by 7.6 per cent since July 2021, meaning there is much work for the Bank of Canada left to do to return …

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Stats Canada: Strong growth seen in housing investment in 2021

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Ottawa – Strong growth in housing investment in 2021 has pushed Canada’s net stock of residential assets up 18.9%, representing 22.0% of national wealth. Total residential stock, which reached $3.4 trillion, includes social housing assets amounting to $44.6 billion. This productive activity was associated with over 1.3 million jobs and $141.3 billion in gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates from the new Housing Economic Account are now available upon request. This …

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NDP first female party leader in Saskatchewan 

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Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party has elected Carla Beck as its new leader. Beck is the first woman leader of the party, with hopes to become the first female premier of the province. She has been an MLA for Regina Lakeview since 2016. secured 3,244 votes out of 4,741 votes cast – approximately 68 per cent. There were …

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Horwath promises to lower auto insurance rates by 40%

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BRAMPTON – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will lower auto insurance rates by 40 per cent by fixing the auto insurance industry, saving drivers an average of $660 every year. In some communities, like Brampton, the savings will be upwards of $2,000. To do it, she’ll end postal code discrimination and ban auto insurance rate increases for 18 months while an …