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Earlier this summer, Government Relations Minister Lori Carr announced that another 244 projects, representing more than $88.9 million of provincial funding through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) 2020 has now been approved. This brings the current number of approved projects to 741 and an investment to date of $127 million.
Canada United is offering small business relief grants of up to $5,000 to help small Canadian businesses with recovery efforts as a result of COVID-19. The grant funds will grow over the next several weeks as every video watched and social post liked from Canada United will result in a five-cent contribution from RBC. Funds can be used for PPE, renovations, or e-commerce capabilities.
The Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) Gold Seal Certification program recently renewed Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s accreditation for the courses in the polytechnic’s Leadership Skills program for another five years. This training, along with work experience and completion of the Gold Seal exam, will allow Sask Polytech graduates to become Gold Seal Certified (GSC).
The Chief Electoral Officer recommended late last week that preparations should continue to hold the 29th Provincial General Election this October. This recommendation is based on public health advice from the Chief Medical Health Officer as well as input from provincial electoral stakeholders.
By: Shantel Lipp, President, SHCA
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure recently unveiled fall tenders for projects for a record $437.4 million in highway work. That’s the largest total in Saskatchewan history.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) has officially launched its Indigenous Business Directory, as part of its Indigenous Engagement Charter. The Indigenous Business Directory will ensure that more Indigenous-owned businesses can participate in the Saskatchewan supply chain and will allow for increased engagement between members of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and Indigenous-owned businesses in the province.
Infrastracture stimulus supports economic recovery
By: Lisa Danyluk, SaskBuilds
In early May 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that it will invest $7.5 billion (B) over two years in infrastracture projects like schools, hospitals, municipal infrastracture, highways and more to stimulate the province's economic revobery. This funding included a new $2B "booster shot" over and above what the province had originally intended to spend on infrastracture over the next two years.