Monthly Archives: April 2014


As another tax season comes to a close, the Government of Saskatchewan remains committed to controlling spending and keeping taxes low.

“Since 2007, our government has delivered the largest income tax cuts and the largest education property tax cuts in Saskatchewan history,” Finance Minister Ken Krawetz said.  “Lower taxes are a big part of our government’s Plan for Growth and are helping to keep life affordable for Saskatchewan people.”

A Saskatchewan family of four with $50,000 in annual income will pay just $166 in provincial income tax in 2014, compared to $2,302 in 2007, representing tax savings of $2,136 annually.  In terms of all provincial taxes, that same family will pay $608 in Saskatchewan in 2014, compared to $3,032 in Manitoba, $4,231 in British Columbia and $1,282 in Quebec.

A Saskatchewan family of four or more with an income of $75,000 is once again expected to pay less in total provincial taxes and utilities in 2014 than their counterparts in any other province in Canada.

“Ensuring Saskatchewan people keep more of what they earn through lower taxes helps keep Saskatchewan on the path of steady growth,” Krawetz said.  “Even when faced with revenue challenges, keeping taxes low will always be a priority for our government.  That’s why the 2014-15 Budget contained no tax increases.  Our preference continues to be to balance the budget by controlling spending.”


For more information, contact:

Brian Miller
Phone: 306-787-6605

McIntyre Foundation Launches Scholarship Program

Written by Juanita Tuntland on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

McIntyre Foundation Launches Scholarship Program Business Education GULL LAKE Health & Wellness Oil & Gas SouthWest Saskatchewan  Saskatchewan

It was a packed house at the Swift Current Comp High School for the launch of the McIntyre Family Foundation’s Prairie Healthcare Scholarships.

The ‘Dream Big’ Program awarded six recipients at different stages of their education and professional development in healthcare related fields with awards of $1,000 to $15,000 each.

Founder of the Foundation Eldon McIntyre, who as President and CEO of Jarrod Oils Ltd. has achieved great success himself, wanted to leave his family’s legacy to help others achieve their dreams, and said he saw a real need in the healthcare field.

“I just felt that as we were all aging, were are going to need more and more to look after the aging people,” said McIntyre. “Right now it takes a long time to go see a specialist and I’m hoping we can help get more specialists and that the waiting time can be less.”

McIntyre added that he was very happy with the recipients that were awarded.

“We were looking for bright lights, and we got six of them here today,” he said. “They seem like they are very determined and I think that we found great recipients.”

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was also in attendance and said this Scholarship program is a great thing for the people of Saskatchewan.

“Here we have a family and an individual that has worked hard all of his life and here he has made a decision that he wants to give back and to focus on healthcare is also very helpful.”

Those interested in applying can go to for more information.

via Local News

Gull Lake Legion remembers Liberation of Holland with special ceremony on May 5

Photo Courtesy of The Advance

By Tim Kalinowski
Twitter: GLATimKal

On Monday, May 5 the Gull Lake Legion will hold a special ceremony at the community cenotaph honouring the Canadian soldiers who served in Holland during the Second World War. The Legion’s three remaining Second World War vets Dayton Toney, Dwight Small and Al Countryman, who all served in Holland, will be on hand to honour their comrades and meet any locals who wish to attend. Gull Lake Legion president Bruce Freestone says the May 5 Liberation of Holland ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of these veterans and to reach out to the public to help bring awareness and education about what Canadian soldiers went through in Holland all those many years ago.
“These three gentlemen are all 90 or older and their memories are getting more dim. It makes them feel good when we can bring them to the cenotaph so they can remember and knowing they were involved in such a significant effort. Because these three remaining veterans were there within a few kilometres of the signing of that ceasefire, we think it’s a good way to remember,” says Freestone.
During the Second World War the Allies assigned Canadians the difficult task of opening up Dutch and Belgian sea-ports so the Allied war effort could be re-supplied closer to its ultimate goal in Germany. The Battle of the Scheldt was one of the most brutal battles of the war where Canadian soldiers were forced to fight in waist to chest high water over flooded dikes against a well-entrenched and determined German army. This monumental battle earned the Canadians the nickname the “Water Rats.” Following their great success in the Scheldt the Canadian army continued to move through Holland fighting several vicious battles before a ceasefire was signed on May 5 between occupying German armies and the Canadians just three days before the German army unconditionally surrendered ending the Second World War in Europe. Canadian soldiers were horrified to see how many of the Dutch population had been starved nearly to death by the occupying forces, and helped wherever they could to help the Dutch with their own rations and supplies. To this day Canadian soldiers are revered in Holland for what they did to liberate the Dutch people in 1944-1945.
Freestone says he hopes many in the Gull Lake area will come out to help these veterans remember.
“It’s open to anyone who wants to come to join us at the cenotaph, and we’re going to go out to one of the local restaurants after. We’re simply going to be at the cenotaph, and we’re going to have the horn player do the Last Post and the Act of Remembrance with the flag at half-mast. And lay a few wreaths on behalf of some of the soldiers who didn’t come back from Holland, and commemorating those that did come back but are no longer with us.”
The May 5 Liberation of Holland remembrance ceremony will start at 11 a.m. Those coming out are asked to be at the cenotaph across from Gull Lake Town Hall by 10:45 a.m.

Article via: The Advance


  • Gull Lake Legion remembers Liberation of Holland with special ceremony on May 5 GULL LAKE SouthWest Saskatchewan  Liberation of Holland Events   legion to honour 68th anniversary of Liberation Day
« Older Entries