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Town Council Appoints Economic Development Officer

Town Council is pleased to announce that Lindsay Aliban has agreed to serve as the Towns Economic Development Officer. Lindsay is the EDO for the village of Hazlet and currently, sits on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association. Lindsay’s professional background and experience make her an excellent candidate for the job. Council has agreed to contract Lindsay for 10 hours a week to and work with her to establish an Economic Development Committee.

Lindsay was invited to the last council meeting to speak to council about economic development opportunities/ideas that she felt would benefit the Town of Gull Lake. She outlined three great ideas that would be of significant benefit to the community:

  1. Build and Economic Development Committee consisting of local business owners, community members, members of the council, students, senior, etc. The Committee will be responsible to increase opportunities for improved economic activity for Gull Lake.
  2. Talk to existing businesses and listen to their needs, wants, and ideas.
  3. Reach out to local Community Organizations to help with things such as Volunteer Recruitment, Event Planning, and create partnerships for employment opportunities and cost sharing (Hiring summer students).

Expect to hear more soon on the Economic Development Committee and the opportunities/projects they will be working on.

Mayor Campbell

New Crown to manage province’s 911 dispatching services –

Today Government Relations Minister Larry Doke announced the creation of the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency – a new Treasury Board Crown which will be responsible for managing Saskatchewan’s 911 emergency dispatching services. ‘This new Crown…

Source: New Crown to manage province’s 911 dispatching services –

A Decade of Growth in Saskatchewan

More people are calling Saskatchewan home today as the province’s population grew by 4,376 during the second of quarter of 2017.

Over the year, from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017, Saskatchewan’s population rose by 15,337, which represented the fifth highest growth rate among the provinces.

Saskatchewan’s population has increased from 1,002,048 to 1,163,925 during the last decade –  the equivalent of adding more than four cities the size of Prince Albert.  Since 2007, the population has grown faster than it has in more than 80 years.

“Saskatchewan continues to attract people looking for opportunity and a welcoming environment to build a career and raise a family,” Economy Minister Steven Bonk said.  “We have weathered the worst of the resource downturn and there is much cause for optimism today.  These numbers reflect that sentiment.”

Saskatchewan’s population has grown for 45 consecutive quarters.  From July 1, 1997 to July 1 2007, the population declined by more than 15,000 people.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

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