Moose Jaw Express January 23, 2019
Reducing Red Tape
Maintaining a strong economy is paramount in providing a better quality of life for all citizens. A vital element in economic development is reducing the amount of onerous red tape that may have a negative impact on growth and investment.
Our Government implemented the Red Tape Committee to review all legislation and make changes to reduce redundant and unnecessary policies that hinder progress. As a long attending member of this committee, I have seen how reducing red tape makes a difference to business and industry; in savings for the government and the people of Saskatchewan.
Red tape costs businesses, residents, and the government $300 million and thousands of hours in lost time every year.
The Government of Saskatchewan along with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), has proclaimed the week of January 21-25 as Red Tape Awareness Week in the province. This is the 10th year the CFIB is shining a light on the negative impact excessive regulations have on Canadians. The proclamation provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of regulatory modernization and the provincial government’s ongoing effort to reduce red tape for Saskatchewan businesses and consumers.
As part of Red Tape Awareness Week here in Saskatchewan, a new “Help Cut Red Tape” web page has been launched, allowing us to report red tape concerns we may encounter. This makes it easier to report red tape to government, while providing valuable perspective on how the province may offer services more effectively. Each submission received from the public will be referred to the appropriate Government of Saskatchewan ministry, agency or Crown Corporation for effective follow up.
The ‘Help Cut Red Tape’ web page is a continuation of the Government of Saskatchewan’s efforts to modernize regulations in the province. Other initiatives include an ongoing commitment to a multi-year review of all business-related regulations for their impact and costs. In 2017-18, regulatory modernization efforts across Saskatchewan were forecast to achieve $132.9 million in savings over the next 10 years—across government and Crown corporations.
For more information on how to Help Saskatchewan Cut Red Tape, visit the new web page at: http://saskatchewan.ca/help-cut-red-tape.
The launch of a new web page, and our other efforts to modernize regulations and reduce red tape, are reasons why Saskatchewan has received the CFIB’s highest ‘A’ grade this year and strengthen our resolve to continue to support the residents and businesses we serve.
It is my hope that all businesses can be more successful because our government has made it a priority to reduce red tape.
We have many good examples of local businesses that are outstanding in a variety of ways. Some of our most successful businesses will be recognized with the Moose Jaw Business Excellence Awards April 10th. We can support the hardworking individuals who make these businesses succeed. Nominations in twelve different categories are open until January 31. Forms are available on the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce website: www.mjchamber.com.
From the Desk of Warren Michelson January 18, 2019
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CRESTVIEW MANOR MORTGAGE BURNING
It is always a great day when you get to retire a loan. Congratulations to the residents, management and the Board – for your diligents over the past 30 years. The decision to construct Crestview Housing 30 years ago; was a big decision; a substantial challenge and a huge undertaking – at that time. Good on Crestview for taking on that initiative.
For more than three decades, Crestview has provided quality, affordable housing for seniors. Wednesdays mortgage burning marked the fulfillment of Crestview’s agreement with the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. It goes to show the value in setting goals and then working to achieve them. Congratulations on becoming mortgage-free.
Thank you for the contributions Crestview had made to this Housing project, our community and our province.
CALL HEALTHLINE AT 811 FOR PROFESSIONAL HEALTH ADVICE ANYTIME
Influenza has been hitting Saskatchewan hard this year. Here are some facts…
What is influenza?
Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory (breathing) illness. It can cause mild to severe illness, even death. Symptoms usually include a sudden onset of fever, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, sore throat, tiredness and cough. Fever may not be prominent in children or the elderly and while nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are not common in adults, they may occur in children.
Why get your yearly influenza vaccination?
It is the best tool modern medicine currently has to prevent infection with influenza viruses. The vaccine changes year to year to try to best match the strains of influenza circulating that year. Influenza vaccine clinics are still available. Find one here or get one at your local pharmacy (must be 5 years or older): https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca/…/…/Clinic-Locations.aspx
What should I do if I suspect influenza?
What else can I do to protect myself?
Get the influenza vaccine, which is available to anyone over 6 months old. Wash your hands often. Clean common surfaces often. Cough into your elbow (not your hands). Stay home if you feel sick.
More information: The Government of Saskatchewan weekly influenza activity report can be found here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/…/other-repor…/influenza-reports
Scams And Frauds Targeting Saskatchewan Residents
The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (FCAA) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) want to warn residents about common frauds and scams that are occurring in Saskatchewan.
“We are partnering with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre because we have common concerns about frauds happening in the province,” Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority Director of Securities Dean Murrison said.
The most prominent frauds and scams in Saskatchewan by complaint are:
How to protect yourself:
Who to contact:
SASKPOWER REPLACING STREET LIGHTS
Saskatchewan Highway Patrol Welcomes Six New Recruits
Six new officers join the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol after graduating from its recruit training program last month. The new recruits will join detachments in Regina, Lloydminster and Prince Albert.
“Highway patrol officers are providing valuable support to the RCMP and municipal police services,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “We are pleased to add six new officers as they will improve response times for emergency calls and the valuable service the Saskatchewan Highway Patrol provides.”
Officers have completed extensive training in tactics for 911 calls, such as clearing a house of suspects and high-risk vehicle stops. Officers have also received training in dealing with people with mental health issues, in addition to learning the Criminal Code and the requirements for the collection and control of evidence.
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REPORT FROM THE LEGISLATURE
Saskatchewan is off to a strong start in 2019.
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MOOSE JAW
Friday, January 18, 2019
What: PRISM Award Banquet- Nominee introduction
Saturday, January 19, 2019
What: Saskatchewan 2019 Royal Canadian Legion
Provincial Bonspiel Championships
Welcoming and Opening Ceremonies
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: Mosaic PlaceWhat: Hillcrest Health Clinic Grand Opening
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Hillcrest Health Clinic- old school division office on Thatcher Dr.
What: WDM Volunteer Blitz
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Western Development MuseumSunday, January 20, 2019
What: Smokies and Perogies Fundraiser Dinner
Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Chinese New Year
must purchase ticketsSports Celebrity Dinner
Tickets $150/pp or Table of 8- $1200
Freedom to READ week
Feb 24- March 2
Coteau St. Library