News Archive - Saskatchewan
2001 - 2003
Encouraging response to call for environmentally preferred power, Press Release December 29, 2003
Saskatchewan Mandates Energy Efficiency In Public Buildings, Press Release December 16, 2003
Saskwater Agreement With White City, Press Release October 7, 2003
Citizens Will Be Involved In Protecting Our Water, Press Release October 3, 2003
Metis Hunting And Fishing Rights In Saskatchewan, Press Release October 3, 2003
Partnership To Use Wood Residue To Create Electricity, Press Release October 2, 2003
North's First Regional Waste Authority Gets Funding, Press Release October 2, 2003
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority Advisory Committee Appointed, Press Release September 18, 2003
Expanding Environmentally Preferred Power Generation, Press Release September 10, 2003
"As part of the government's Green Power Portfolio, SaskPower is calling for Expressions of Interest for innovative and viable projects for smaller, environmentally preferable electrical power generation... Interested parties have until September 25th, 2003 to provide business information and a basic overview of their projects."
Major Wind Power Expansion for Saskatchewan, Press Release September 8, 2003
$10.2 Million Expansion Of Cypress Wind Power Facility, Press Release August 27, 2003
North Saskatchewan River Treated Effluent To Be Studied, Press Release August 19, 2003
Increased Confidence in Drinking Water Quality, Press Release July 24, 2003
Drinking Water Information on the Net, Press Release June 27, 2003
Licenses Needed To Apply Pesticides, Press Release June 13, 2003
Vehicle Idling Campaign Launched On Clean Air Day, Press Release June 4, 2003
Saskatchewan Expands Water Quality Monitoring Committee, Press Release May 23, 2003
Joint Ventures Sought For Wind Power Development, Press Release May 9, 2003
Promoting Emergency Preparedness, Press Release May 5, 2003
Arbor Day Celebration Kicks Off National Forest Week, Press Release May 5, 2003
Saskatchewan Environment Deputy Minister, Press Release April 23, 2003
"Premier Lorne Calvert today announced the appointment of Lily Stonehouse as Deputy Minister of Environment effective May 1st, 2003."
Province Meeting Commissioner Laing's Recommendations, Press Release April 9, 2003
Amendments To Parks Act Improve Effectiveness, Press Release April 8, 2003
Federal Commitment Needed For Abandoned Uranium Mine Sites Cleanup, Press Release April 4, 2003
$1 Million to Improve Saskatchewan's Forest Inventory, Press Release April 3, 2003
Saskatchewan's 2003 State Of The Environment Report, Press Release April 1, 2003
Improvements in Drinking Water Compliance, Press Release March 20, 2003
Cypress Receives Federal Wind Incentive; Greenpower Price Reduced, Press Release March 13, 2003
International Test Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture Opens and New Funding for Climate Change Research Project Announced, Press Release March 3, 2003
New Regulations Mean Safer Drinking Water, Press Release December 10, 2002
Green Power Flowing At Saskpower Cypress Wind Power Project, Press Release November 25, 2002
National Endorsement For Use Of Forests To Fight Climate Change, Press Release November 15, 2002
Government Seeking Public Input on Biodiversity Plan, Press Release October 16, 2002
"The public is invited to submit written comments on the report by December 30th, 2002. Throughout November, several public information meetings will be held across the province."
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Saskatchewan Releases Climate Change Position Paper, Press Release October 16, 2002
2002 Conservation Cover Program Deadline, Press Release October 11, 2002
"The application deadline for the 2002 Conservation Cover Program is October 31st."
Implementation of Provincial Water Strategy, Press Release October 2, 2002
Improving Regional Waste Management, Press Release September 25, 2002
New Report on Abandoned Mines, Press Release September 24, 2002
Action on Energy Conservation, Press Release September 16, 2002
Progress Made on Cleaning up High Risk Sites, Press Release September 10, 2002
Moose Jaw Completes Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Press Release September 9, 2002
Saskatchewan's First Wind Power Project Officially Opened, Press Release June 27, 2002
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission - Saskatchewan Administrative Agreement for the Regulation of Health, Safety and the Environment at Saskatchewan Uranium Mines and Mills
"Please send written comments by July 31, 2002"
Belanger Assumes Environment Portfolio, Press Release June 24, 2002
Ethanol Fuel Act Passes, Press Release June 20, 2002
Protecting and Preserving the Environment, Press Release June 6, 2002
"The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2002 was introduced in the legislature today."
Ethanol Fuel Act Receives Second Reading, Press Release June 5, 2002
Saskatchewan Joins National Clean Coal Effort, Press Release June 5, 2002
Legislation Protects Saskatchewan's Drinking Water, Press Release June 4, 2002
Amendments to Forestry Legislation, Press Release June 3, 2002
Monitoring of Landfill Burning, Press Release April 26, 2002
Green Power Now Available, Press Release April 22, 2002
Conservation Cover Program Enters Second Year, Press Release April 22, 2002
Energycheck a Big Success, Press Release April 9, 2002
Province Announces New Water Strategy, Press Release April 5, 2002
Wind Power Generates Economic Development, Press Release March 6, 2002
Ministers to Talk Climate Change in BC, Press Release February 22, 2002
People in Saskatchewan Gain Access to Climate Change Information, Press Release January 8, 2002
Flare Gas to Generate Electricity, Press Release December 17, 2001
Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management's Annual Report 2000-01, October 2001
SaskPower launches solar project and exhibit, Press Release September 28, 2001
Province Welcomes Start of Water Inquiry, Press Release September 17, 2001
Drinking Water Report Released, Press Release August 23, 2001
Calvert gets Premiers' support on water, agriculture and health, Press Release August 3, 2001
SaskPower to construct and operate wind power project, Press Release June 4, 2001
Greenprint for Energy Conservation to be Developed, Press Release May 24, 2001
Government Actions on Water Quality Outlined, Press Release May 14, 2001
"Government actions to improve the province's drinking water quality program have been outlined by Environment and Resource Management (SERM) Minister Buckley Belanger."
Paper Product Stewardship Options Report (pdf format), March 2001
Straw Burning a Health Hazard, Press Release April 18, 2001
"Agricultural burning is harmful to your health and your soil.
This message was brought to Yorkton-area producers at a news conference this morning by Deputy Premier and Agriculture and Food Minister Clay Serby.
"Working straw back into the land can increase the farm's long-term sustainability by returning nitrogen and valuable nutrients back into the soil," Serby said. "We're asking producers to look at alternatives to burning and recognize smoke from burning crop residue can trigger breathing problems and pose a safety risk."
Decommissioning of Oil and Gas Wells, Press Release April 5, 2001
"The provincial government is expanding the environmental protection provisions of The Oil and Gas Conservation Act. This will ensure oil and gas wells and facilities that are no longer needed are properly abandoned and the land reclaimed."
Protecting Saskatchewan's Drinking Water, Press Release March 22, 2001
"Saskatchewan is marking World Water Day by spending an additional $1.2 million to improve the quality of drinking water in the province."
Government Cleaning up High Risk Sites, Press Release March 14, 2001
"Provincial and municipal governments will begin cleaning up high-risk, orphaned fuel storage tanks and sales facilities in Saskatchewan."
Funding Announced for Centre Dedicated to Greenhouse Gas Research, Press Release March 6, 2001
"The University of Regina continues strengthening its presence in the field of climate change technology with the creation of a new facility for leading-edge research on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially emissions produced by the energy sector."
PROVINCE CLEANS UP, Press Release January 24, 2001
"Several municipalities will be improving their waste management systems with help from the Centenary Fund."