News Archive - Saskatchewan
Environment Works with Communities where Herbicides Detected, Press Release December 17, 2004
Municipalities and Government Sign Energy Efficiency Agreement, Press Release December 9, 2004
"This agreement follows a year of pilot programs and consultations with municipal leaders. It ensures that municipalities who are interested in saving money and making energy-efficiency changes in their buildings will have the support and the resources available to them."
Producer Council Encourages Participation In New Environmental Programming, Press Release November 12, 2004
"The newly formed Saskatchewan Agri-Environmental Advisory Council has endorsed the Canada - Saskatchewan Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) program - a critical step in creating widespread acceptance of the program."
Walkerton Resident Praises Saskatchewan Safe Drinking Water Initiatives, Press Release October 28, 2004
150 Megawatt Wind Power Project Will Proceed, Press Release October 18, 2004
Final Report On Abandoned Mines, Press Release October 18, 2004
"Saskatchewan Environment has released the third component of the Abandoned Mines Assessment Program Report examining environmental and public safety at abandoned mines in northern Saskatchewan."
Rebate For "Green" Appliances Proves A Big Success, Press Release October 1, 2004
Successful Inaugural Year for Green Team, Press Release September 29, 2004
"The province's inaugural Green Team had a busy and productive summer providing students with valuable job experiences contributing to the environmental efforts of communities and businesses across Saskatchewan."
Canada and Saskatchewan Invest in Eco-Friendly Oil Recovery, Press Release September 29, 2004
Funding for Saskatoon Waste Management Centre Upgrade, Press Release September 17, 2004
Cut Energy Costs and Help Save the Planet, Press Release September 9, 2004
Protecting Our Water – Assiniboine River Watershed, Press Release September 9, 2004
Protecting Our Water – Upper Qu'appelle River Watershed, Press Release September 9, 2004
Protecting Our Water – Lower Souris River Watershed, Press Release September 9, 2004
Weyburn Climate Change Research Project Draws International Attention, Press Release September 7, 2004
Saskatchewan Protects More Wildlife Habitat, Press Release August 31, 2004
"The 32,500 hectares added to the protected areas are all within what is called the Boreal Plain Ecozone, an area that is immediately south of the provincial forest and stretches from the Manitoba border to the Alberta border."
Second Report on Drinking Water Released, Press Release July 30, 2004
Protecting our Water, Press Release July 27, 2004
"Local people will take the lead in planning and decision-making for the long-term protection of source water in the South Saskatchewan River Watershed."
Completion of Cypress Wind Power Facility Expansion, Press Release July 19, 2004
Environmental Monitoring Program To Expand, Press Release June 28, 2004
"Saskatchewan Environment, in co-operation with the City of Prince Albert, plans to expand an environmental monitoring program into a residential area in the city's northeast."
Vanscoy Selects Saskwater As Full Service Provider, Press Release June 25, 2004
Increased Ethanol In Fuel May 1st, 2005, Press Release June 10, 2004
Province Signs Canada Forest Accord, Press Release June 8, 2004
3.5 Million New Trees In Provincial Forest This Spring, Press Release June 2, 2004
Final Proposals For Environmentally Preferred Power Generation, Press Release June 2, 2004
Saskwater Introduces University Scholarship Fund, Press Release May 21, 2004
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Canada-Saskatchewan Water Supply Expansion Program Now Accepting Applications, Press Release May 21, 2005
Conserving our Environment: A Blueprint for the Future
"The province has released a major part of its environmental blueprint for the future. The Biodiversity Action Plan will guide the conservation actions of all government sectors for the next five years, through to 2009."
Green Team Program Ready for Applicants, May 12, 2004 "Employers and students are invited to apply for the Green Team summer student employment program...Grants of either $1,000 for employers hiring high school students or $2,500 to hire students continuing their post-secondary education are available for environmental jobs."
Saskpower and Science Centre Open Climate Change Exhibit, Press Release May 10, 2004
Saskatchewan Residents Should Be Prepared, May 2, 2004 "As part of Emergency Preparedness Week from May 2nd – 8th, federal and provincial governments are urging Saskatchewan residents to "Prepare Now! Learn How!". This week is designated to build public awareness about emergency situations and help educate Canadians about what to do before, during and after an emergency situation."
Signing Of North's First Regional Waste Authority, Press Release April 28, 2004
"The Lac La Ronge Regional Waste Authority represents the Town of La Ronge, the Village of Air Ronge, the Lac La Ronge First Nation and a number of small nearby communities represented by the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD). It had been meeting on an ad hoc basis for about two years, but today signed an agreement to establish the Authority."
Celebrate Earth Day In Saskatchewan, Press Release April 22, 2004
Online Information Centre for Agribusiness Training and Education Launched in Saskatchewan, Press Release April 20, 2004
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The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of the Environment, Announces Decision on Cluff Lake Uranium Mine Decommissioning, Press Release April 16, 2004
Environmental Programs Restructured to Build a Green and Prosperous Economy, Press Release March 31, 2004
Construction Completed At Biogas Demonstration Project, Press Release March 15, 2004
Recycling Consultations Initiated, Press Release February 18, 2004
"Consultations are set to begin on the possibility of establishing two new province-wide recycling programs; one to recycle old electronic equipment and the other to handle unwanted paint."
Major Ethanol Plant for Lloydminster, Press Release February 16, 2004
Saskatchewan Makes Recommendations On Former Uranium Mine Sites, Press Release February 4, 2004
Saskpower Issues Request For Proposal For Environmentally Preferred Power Generation, Press Release January 20, 2004
Government Forestry Program Internationally Certified, Press Release January 12, 2004
"The provincial government forestry program has achieved ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS), a first in Canada for a province-wide government program"