Saskatchewan is growing
The Saskatoon Council on Aging
(SOCA) is officially open for business at their new location.
They'll be offering programs for seniors out of bigger offices located in the Saskatoon Fieldhouse on College Drive.
Executive director June Gaudin, speaking ahead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new space, said that they were well-served by their old home at the Saskatoon Service Village but, as more baby-boomers have joined the ranks of the 60-plus set, SOCA just needed more room after 23 years in operation.
Regina is no longer seeing the same chronic supply shortage in its housing market that it did in 2007, helping move to balanced market conditions for much of the year.
In its monthly report, the Association of Regina Realtors is reporting balanced conditions in September based on single detached home sales and listing activity. There were 317 sales during the month above a five year average of 313.
"It would be the third-ranked year as far as the number of sales during the five-year-period," explained Gord Archibald, executive officer of the association.
The Philippines is one stop high on the list for Premier Brad Wall’s trip to Asia this week as he aims to build on business relations and continue boosting immigration.
The Premier will be signing a renewed agreement for labour migration with the Philippine's labour secretary. The Ministry of the Economy is also on a recruitment mission in the country with eight companies looking to fill 150 skilled labour jobs in the province.
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Saskatchewan is growing and Brad Wall is hopeful that will continue. He set a goal to grow by another 100,000 people by 2020. But according to the Conference Board of Canada, that could happen a year earlier.
“I don’t see anything in the economic future, at least over the short term, that could lead to a drastic change in the way people have been moving to Saskatchewan,” said Conference Board economist Mario Lefebvre.
“If I look at the Conference Board forecasts on Saskatchewan as a whole, it’s exactly what we’ve got. We’ve got 1.2 million people by 2019.”
Saskatoon's latest luxury highrise project is poised to become a fixture of the city's skyline as the province's tallest building.
North Prairie Development's City Centre Tower will be built at Third Avenue and 22nd street where the Affinity Credit Union (ACU) stands. ACU offices will move to another location and the building will be torn down.
Right now, Saskatoon's tallest building is the 24-storey, 79.2 m, La Renaissance Apartments. The second-tallest building in the city is the 27-storey Hallmark Place, which stands 78.8 m.
The west is still best when it comes to economic growth.
The Conference Board of Canada released a report on Friday forecasting Saskatchewan’s two largest cities to be the “fastest growing census metropolitan areas.”
“These economies seem to be just finding was to keep this incredible momentum,” said Mario Lefebvre, economist at the Conference Board of Canada.
Lefebvre has predicted that Saskatoon’s economy will expand by 5.2 per cent, while Regina’s will grow by 5 per cent.
At a municipal policing forum held in Regina Thursday, Corrections and Policing minister Christine Tell gave a speech about the challenges the RCMP and city police forces face as the province’s population reaches an all-time high.
The forum was put on by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association which had Tell as the keynote speaker.
In her speech, Tell spoke about the rising demand and rising costs of policing in the province and how those issues might be dealt with.
The City of Regina's four advance poll locations were hopping with people today.
Line-ups started as soon as the doors opened at 10 a.m. and continued throughout the day; with some people claiming they were not able to make it during the actual referendum day on Wednesday. Others said they had their mind made up and they simply wanted to get the voting over with.
Turnouts break down like this:
The installation of some specialized sinks at the University of Regina is welcomed accommodation for Muslim students.