Premier Scott Moe has now appointed new Legislative Secretaries responsible for a variety of important portfolios.
The new Legislative Secretaries and their specific duties are:
- Nadine Wilson, Legislative Secretary to the Premier;
- Everett Hindley, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Export Development;
- David Buckingham, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Immigration;
- Doug Steele, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Resources;
- Larry Doke, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Government Relations;
- Hugh Nerlien, Legislative Secretary to the Minister Responsible for SaskTel;
- Terry Denis, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education;
- Herb Cox, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Corrections and Policing;
- Greg Lawrence, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services;
- Lori Carr, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Finance;
- Fred Bradshaw, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment;
- Eric Olauson, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport; and
- Steven Bonk, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture.
“These appointments reflect the depth of experience within our government caucus,” Moe said. “I look forward to seeing these talented individuals provide their expertise to our government as we work to keep Saskatchewan strong.”
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This will be the first weekend that anglers have a chance to cast their line in Saskatchewan.
Angling season dates are divided into three zones; the southern zone season opens on May 5th, the central zone on May 15th and the northern zone on May 25th. There are a few exceptions with certain lakes having their own opening…
The Attorney General of Saskatchewan will be applying to participate in the reference case currently before British Columbia’s Court of Appeal concerning the constitutionality of British Columbia’s proposed amendments to its Environmental Management Act.
“We are dismayed that a pipeline that will benefit many people across Canada continues to be held up by unreasonable delays,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “As we argued in the previous case involving the city of Burnaby, it is Saskatchewan’s position that these pipelines are in the national interest and fall under federal, not provincial jurisdiction.”
On December 7, 2017, the National Energy Board ruled that the Trans Mountain pipeline is not required to comply with the two bylaws cited by the City of Burnaby as its reason for delaying the issuing of permits to Trans Mountain. In its decision, the National Energy Board agreed with Saskatchewan that it would be contrary to a basic principle of federalism if one province, or a single municipality of one province, held the power to impede the construction of an interprovincial pipeline.
“Saskatchewan remains dedicated to standing up for the hard-working people in our natural resources and energy sectors,” Morgan said. “We know that these pipelines are necessary for our energy companies to get their products to tidewater to ensure a competitive price, and that the increased capacity this pipeline represents stands to benefit all Canadians.”
A cool and late spring has delayed field work across the province. However, seeding has started in the southern areas. In most other areas, harrowing and pre-seeding herbicide and fertilizer applications are taking place. Many producers will be seeding within the week.
Field conditions vary greatly across the province. The southern regions are dry and the northern and eastern regions are dealing with high field moisture. Topsoil moisture on crop land is rated six per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate, 20 per cent short and 10 per cent very short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as three per cent surplus, 63 per cent adequate, 28 per cent short and six per cent very short. High winds are drying up the soil quickly. The soil is slow to warm up and there is still snow and ice in some sloughs and ditches in the north.
Due to a low-yielding hay crop in 2017, an extended cold winter, and a slow start to spring, many livestock producers have turned to alternative feed sources and feed grains while they wait for the pastures to green up.
Spring runoff in the south was below normal in many areas, leaving some livestock producers looking at how to sustain water supplies throughout the upcoming grazing season.
Rainfall was recorded in the southern and eastern regions during the past week, ranging from trace amounts to 24 mm in the Big Beaver area.
Winter wheat survival is being monitored as it is too early to make an accurate assessment.
SaskPower reports four cases of farm machinery coming into contact with electrical equipment over the last week. The majority of farming-related incidents happen during seeding. SaskPower reminds producers to take an extra moment to check for overhead lines before beginning work. More safety information is available at www.saskpower.com/safety.
A complete, printable version of the Crop Report is available online at www.saskatchewan.ca/crop-report.