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MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE ON OCTOBER 1

On October 1, 2016, Saskatchewan’s minimum wage will increase from $10.50 to $10.72 per hour. This will be the eighth increase to the minimum wage since 2007.

This increase will directly impact more than 23,000 minimum wage earners in Saskatchewan. More than half of minimum wage earners are under 25 years of age.

“Indexing the minimum wage means people don’t fall behind,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “This increase is just one way our Government helps low wage earners.”

The Government of Saskatchewan also offers other supports including a basic personal tax exemption, the child tax credit and the Saskatchewan Low Income Tax Credit. With these supports, Saskatchewan’s low income residents have the fourth-highest disposable income in Canada.

Saskatchewan’s legislation provides for an annual review based on changes to the consumer price index and the average hourly wage. Any changes to the minimum wage are announced by June 30. Changes take effect October 1.

For more information on minimum wage, visit www.saskatchewan.ca.

via Government of Saskatchewan – News Releases http://ift.tt/29556V1

Congratulations Graduating Class of 2016

(Back) – Caine Sorenson, Nico Poisson, Clay Cooke, Daniel McPhee, Jordan Schmidt, Rylee Ferriss, Sam Kerr, Eric Logan, Caleb Orton, Wayne Davis
(Middle) – Cody Spagrud, Kevin Alarcon-Sosa, Eric Harvey, Ryley Couch, Danny McCarty, Justin Park, Tyson Logan-Munt, Drew Morey-Hilmoe, Josh Anderson

(Front) – Emily Downey, Montanna Clendening, Shailyn Nelson, Monica Campbell, Mackenzie Shackleton, Kayla Kirwan, Tianna Holizki and Gina Kozroski

Province Releases New Public Emergency Alerting App and Website

Wildfires, Tornados, Evacuations — Emergencies Can Happen Anytime

Today Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter and Fire Commissioner and Executive Director of Emergency Management and Fire Safety Duane McKay, launched the new SaskAlert mobile app and website to connect residents across the province with the information they need when an emergency strikes.

“We are encouraging all residents to download the SaskAlert app today to receive real-time information about emergencies as they unfold,” Reiter said.  “This app notifies residents so they can take immediate action to protect themselves and their families.”

Once the SaskAlert app is installed, iPhone and android smartphone users will be alerted to emergencies via a tone and notification on the home screen – even when the app is closed.  This way the app will put crucial emergency information directly into residents’ hands.

Residents can opt to receive emergency alerts for the entire province, for a particular community – including urban and rural municipalities and First Nations – or for multiple communities.  They can also choose to receive alerts for nearby areas when they are travelling in the province.

SaskAlert.ca is another tool where residents can access detailed information on emergencies as they progress.  SaskAlert.ca will house all information on current emergencies, and is a vital resource for helping residents protect themselves.

SaskAlert, the Government of Saskatchewan’s emergency public alerting program, also informs residents through any media outlets licensed to broadcast in Saskatchewan.

Emergency alerts may be issued for emergencies such as train derailments, tornadoes, plow winds, blizzards, wildfires, hazardous material spills, boil water advisories, road closures, evacuations or local emergency declarations.  Alerts are only issued for emergencies that could harm people or damage property.

Close to one-third of communities in the province have already signed up to use SaskAlert to issue emergency alerts on behalf of their residents.  The Government of Saskatchewan invites all communities to participate in this free and vital service.

Provincial ministries, Crowns and Agencies as well as Environment Canada may also issue emergency alerts.

SaskAlert is Saskatchewan’s contribution to a national emergency public alerting system.

Via: Government of Saskatchewan

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