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SECOND HIGHEST WEEKLY EARNINGS GROWTH AMONG CANADA’S PROVINCES | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

On a year-over-year basis, Saskatchewan’s average weekly earnings saw a 2.6 percent increase in March 2017 (seasonally adjusted), the second highest among Canada’s provinces, according to new figures released by Statistics Canada today.

The province’s average weekly earnings grew by 1.1 percent, compared to the previous month, above the national increase of 0.2 percent and also the second highest increase among the provinces.

“Saskatchewan’s strong and resilient economy is producing increased wages in the province,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “This is in contrast to Alberta where weekly earnings actually declined by 0.8 percent year-over-year.”

Average weekly earnings were $1,008.48 in Saskatchewan, the third highest among provinces, an increase of $25.45 from March 2016.  With inflation factored in, Saskatchewan’s real wage increased by 2.0 per cent year-over-year, reflecting the highest growth in real wages among Canada’s provinces.

Nationally, the real wage (with inflation factored in) declined by 0.7 percent.

Source: SECOND HIGHEST WEEKLY EARNINGS GROWTH AMONG CANADA’S PROVINCES | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

THE T.REX DISCOVERY CENTRE OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, reopens for the season on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

A gem of Saskatchewan’s southwest, the centre’s fossil exhibits feature Saskatchewan’s marine reptiles, prehistoric mammals and impressive dinosaurs including Scotty.  Scotty is arguably the world’s largest T. rex and the complete skeleton can only be seen at one location: the T.rex Discovery Centre.

“Saskatchewan has a rich fossil history and the T.rex Discovery Centre is an excellent place for citizens of our province to learn more about it,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said.  “Many of our province’s most famous fossils were discovered in southwestern Saskatchewan and visitors to the T.rex Discovery Centre can not only take in the exhibits, programs and events at the centre, but can also enjoy the great amenities and services offered by the Town of Eastend.  This centre is a great stop while traveling with families this summer.”

Open yearly from May long weekend through Labour Day weekend, the centre will kick off the season on May 20 with opening celebrations featuring a free BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with tours and activities all day.  The centre will host a number of family-friendly events throughout the summer including a celebration of Canada 150 on July 1, Dino Days on July 22 and Scotty’s birthday on August 16.

The T.rex Discovery Centre is an hour and a half drive from Swift Current and an hour drive from Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.  Visitors can check out the latest discoveries by RSM paleontologists or take a virtual trip to Scotty’s quarry using the brand new virtual reality glasses.

The T.rex Discovery Centre, located at #1 T-rex Drive in Eastend, is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m until Labour Day.  Visit www.royalsaskmuseum.ca/trex for more information.  Admission is by donation.

Source: THE T.REX DISCOVERY CENTRE OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

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