What’s new to Saskatchewan in 2021-22 price range

2021-04-07 02:16:11

The provincial authorities highlighted many new tasks Tuesday afternoon because it unveiled its 2021-22 price range.

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$1.4M in the direction of new STARS helicopter

STARS Air Ambulance can be receiving $1.4 million for a brand new helicopter.

In complete, the Saskatchewan authorities has contributed $11.88 million to STARS with this new funding.

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STARS has been working to exchange its growing older fleet of BK117 and AW139 helicopters with 9 new medically outfitted H145 Airbus helicopters. The province had introduced in December 2018 that it will pay for considered one of three new helicopters wanted in Saskatchewan.

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Every of the brand new plane prices $13 million.

Funding for long-term care services

A complete of $3.6 million is allotted for the long run Grenfell long-term care facility and a further $7.6 million for the 80-bed La Ronge facility.

The 2021-22 price range additionally contains $550,000 for planning-stage funding for brand new Watson and Estevan long-term care services, in addition to $500,000 to exchange long-term care beds in Regina.

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The federal government additionally put aside $6 million to rent round 100 continuing-care aides to assist long-term care shoppers with private care, meals and medicine.

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That is the primary a part of its three-year, $18.4-million marketing campaign promise to rent 300 continuing-care aides to work in long-term care, and present home-care providers in rural and distant areas.


Funding for brand new faculties in Weyburn, Regina, Saskatoon

A part of the federal government’s $189.9 million put aside for training is $101.9 million to fund 21 ongoing capital tasks, together with 16 new faculties and 5 renovated ones.

This funding contains ending building of a brand new elementary college in Weyburn, set to open this fall, and starting building on a brand new joint-use facility with two elementary faculties in Regina to exchange Argyle and St. Pius elementary faculties.

Additionally deliberate is finishing design and beginning building as early as subsequent spring on a new elementary college in Saskatoon to exchange Princess Alexandra, King George and Nice Hill faculties; a brand new elementary college changing St. Frances Elementary in Saskatoon; a new francophone elementary college in Regina; and a new joint-use facility with two elementary faculties in Harbour Touchdown in Regina.


$52M in the direction of new remand centre in Saskatoon

A complete of $52 million of the federal government’s price range will go in the direction of building of the remand centre on the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

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In June, the province mentioned it will fund a $120-million remand centre growth as a part of its $7.5-billion two-year capital plan.

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The brand new facility will include two models with 216 cells, able to holding 427 folks.


Lake Diefenbaker growth undertaking 

The province has earmarked $70.1 million to take care of and improve dams and canals, and $18.9 million for Section 1 of the Lake Diefenbaker irrigation growth — a multi-year undertaking anticipated to price $4.0 billion.

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First introduced by Premier Scott Moe in July, the federal government’s purpose is to double the quantity of irrigable land in Saskatchewan, irrigating as much as 500,000 acres from Lake Diefenbaker.

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Development is anticipated to happen over the subsequent 10 years in three important phases.

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