Automatic PST Refunds on Certain Types of Insurance

Policy holders of crop, livestock, hail, margin/income, life and health insurance in Saskatchewan will soon receive a sales tax refund or credit from their insurance provider. Refunds and credits are automatic, meaning no action is required of policy holders. Read more about Automatic PST Refunds on Certain Types of Insurance

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Saskatchewan Party Candidates Take Resounding Wins in all Three By-elections.

On March 1st, 2018 Saskatchewan Party candidate, Todd Goudy, won the provincial by-election for Melfort MLA. Todd cornered 78.5% of the vote with 3,270 votes. Lorne Schroeder (NDP) came second with 809 votes and Shawn Setyo followed up with 77 votes.  Read more about Saskatchewan Party Candidates Take Resounding Wins in all Three By-elections.

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March is Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan

March 2018 has once again been proclaimed as Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan.

Agriculture Literacy Month brings farmers, ranchers and other members of the agriculture industry into elementary school classrooms around the province to read stories and discuss their agricultural experiences. Read more about March is Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan

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Premier Announces PST Exemption Reinstated on Agriculture, Life and Health Insurance

Premier Scott Moe today fulfilled his commitment to reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for agriculture, life and health insurance premiums, effective today. Read more about Premier Announces PST Exemption Reinstated on Agriculture, Life and Health Insurance

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Prices of Nearly 70 Generic Drugs to be Reduced by 25-40%

Saskatchewan residents will soon benefit from lower prices on generic drugs. A new national generic drug initiative will result in $6 million in savings in the first year and up to $50 million in savings over the next five years for the Saskatchewan Drug Plan. Read more about Prices of Nearly 70 Generic Drugs to be Reduced by 25-40%

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Announce Dates for 2018 Nightly Campsite Reservation Launch

The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging campers to start planning for the 2018 camping season. On Monday, April 9, campers will be able to begin booking sites in their favourite provincial parks. Read more about Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Announce Dates for 2018 Nightly Campsite Reservation Launch

Access and Privacy Legislation Amendments Creates New Offence For Snooping, Adds Duty To Assist Applicants Among Other Improvements

New Access and Privacy Legislation Coming Into Effect in 2018 – Government of Saskatchewan News Release – December 14, 2017

Improvements to Saskatchewan’s access and privacy legislation will come into effect with the start of the new year. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2017 (FOIPP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2017 (LAFOIPP) will both come into force on January 1, 2018. Read more about Access and Privacy Legislation Amendments Creates New Offence For Snooping, Adds Duty To Assist Applicants Among Other Improvements

Alberta Threatens to Sue, Sask Standing Ground on Alberta Plates on Government Work Sites

In response to this week’s announcement that the Government of Saskatchewan will not be allowing Alberta plated vehicles on any new Highways and Infrastructure work sites, the Government of Alberta has lashed out and threatened to sue claiming that the move creates inter-provincial trade barriers.  Read more about Alberta Threatens to Sue, Sask Standing Ground on Alberta Plates on Government Work Sites

Provincial Lab Identifies Error in Drugs of Abuse Screening – About 450 Patients Affected

Ministry of Health – Released on December 5, 2017 – Risk to Patients Low

The Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (formerly Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory) has advised of an information technology error that resulted in incorrect lab test results being sent out. Samples for about 450 patients were affected. The samples were being screened for codeine and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) which, if used improperly, can be considered drugs of abuse. It is not believed that the error had any significant effect on patient care. Read more about Provincial Lab Identifies Error in Drugs of Abuse Screening – About 450 Patients Affected