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TGS Properties -- building for the future.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... IN JUST THREE SHORT YEARS, TGS Properties has established itself in the upper echelon of Saskatchewan's - and indeed Western Canada's - property management companies. This accomplishment has been realized because of two main components; the...
November 1, 1999... HISTORICAL FACTS * NOVEMBER * 1902, 25th Hockey player Eddie Shore is born in Fort Qu'Appelle. Shore would go on to star in the NHL for 14 seasons, from 1926 to 1940. 1924, 13th The session of the Saskatchewan...
November 1, 1999... Alcatel Canada Wire signed a four-year, $56 million contract with a major customer, Salt River Project Utility of Phoenix. Salt River commended Alcatel for 100 per cent reliability in supplying it with cable over the past four years.
MOOSE JAW Wal-Mart Canada.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Wal-Mart Canada opened its new, 105,000 square-foot store built at a cost of $4 million. The store opened with a staff of about 200.
MOOSE JAW.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Canadian Tire began a $3.55 million expansion that will increase staff to about 80 from the present 60.
NORTH BATTLEFORD.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Maple Leaf Meats announced an investment of $1 million to expand capacity of the North Battleford bacon plant. An increase in jobs is anticipated but specific numbers were not released.
November 1, 1999... The municipalities of Cut Knife and Hillsdale joined the Big Gully Regional Economic Development Authority (REDA) Inc. The Village of Neilburg plans to join in January 2000, bringing the municipal membership to 11.
November 1, 1999... Prince Albert REDA and a number of community partners have applied for $5 million in three-year funding under the "Smart Community" program.
November 1, 1999... Northern Steel Industries Ltd. was awarded a standing offer by the federal government to suppiy above-ground petroleum storage tanks for Western Canada. The $950,000 offer expires at the end of May 2000. Northern Steel was also an ABEX winner...
November 1, 1999... Work was progressing well on the $10 million Agricore high throughput elevator despite poor construction conditions earlier in the year. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2000.
November 1, 1999... The Touchwood Qu'Appelle Health District officially opened its new 53-bed Balcarres Integrated Care Centre. It cost $7.lmillion and replaces the Balcarres Hospital and the Parkiand Lodge care home.
November 1, 1999... An investment of $20 million in plant biology research is to be made over the next three years by the National Research Council with funding through the Plant Biotechnology Institute at Innovation Place and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's...
November 1, 1999... Businesswomen in Humboldt and district formed a local chapter of Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. The chapter's goals include establishing entrepreneurial training, networking opportunities and mentoring.
November 1, 1999... Recent activation of a new Doppler weather radar site at Radisson is expected to provide improved weather forecasting for the Saskatchewan Valley area.
November 1, 1999... Crews started on the second phase of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool's Prairie Land Marketing Centre. Located two miles east of Rosetown, the facility is expected to be operational by December 2000.
November 1, 1999... Work started on five pig barns in the Ponteix and Admiral areas. They will hold about 10,000 pigs each and employ two full-time workers and one-nart time.
Action Saskatchewan provides a blueprint for the province's future.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... THE SASKATCHEWAN CHAMBER OF Commerce entered uncharted territory in staging its Action Saskatchewan: Blueprint for 2005 economic development plan. "This is probably the biggest project the provincial Chamber has ever taken on," president...
Dumb moments in legal history.
November 1, 1999... AS THE 1900S DRAW TO A CLOSE, WE ARE inundated with lists, "The Greatest Sports Heroes of the Century;" "The Biggest News Events of the Past 100 Years;" "The Worst-dressed Celebrities of All Time." And don't even mention "Preparing For Y2K."...
And the winners are...(Achievement in Business Excellence Awards)
November 1, 1999... Similar to farmers who take the time to reflect on the year that was once the grain is in the bin, the Saskatchewan business community paused for such reflection in late October at the 16th Annual Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX)...
Synchrotron Brings Economic Boost to Saskatchewan.
November 1, 1999... Leading-edge businesses will soon be seeing the light and relocating to Saskatoon, thanks to the development of the $173.5 million Canadian Light Source synchrotron project at the University of Saskatchewan. Studies reveal that the...
NEW GENERATION CO-OPERATIVES CONFERENCE TO BE HELD.
November 1, 1999... New generation co-operatives will be the subject of a major conference January 26-27, 2000 at the Saskatoon Inn. Legislation passed last spring has facilitated this new organizational structure for value-added agricultural enterprises. At the...
From Blacksmith Shop to Leading-Edge Exporter.(Schulte Industries)(Brief Article)(Company Profile)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... What began as a blacksmith's shop in a small Saskatchewan town has become one of Canada's leading exporters. Agricultural implement manufacturer Schulte Industries in Englefeld markets its product line throughout North and South America,...
New Economic Development Video.(from Saskatchewan Economic and Cooperative Development)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... Saskatchewan Economic and Co-operative Development has produced Growing from Within, a new 24-minute video designed to support the work of provincial economic development agencies. An education and training tool, the video deals with the...
Construction Underway On Research Facilities.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... Construction is underway at the province's two research parks on new facilities which will enable Saskatchewan to continue to develop its knowledge-based industries. A new $7 million agriculture research and science centre is being developed...
Trade Mission Yields Results.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... A business development mission by the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) to four European and Central Asian countries has resulted in a number of business deals and agreements for both the province and Saskatchewan companies....
Coming Soon To A Business Centre Near You.(Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... When business people need advice in the Yorkton area, one of the first stops they usually make is the Good Spirit Regional Economic Development Authority (REDA). Since it's located in the same building as the local Ventures Community Futures...
Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd.(opens the Konuto Lake Mine)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. recently opened the Konuto Lake Mine, near Denare Beach in northern Saskatchewan. The copper and zinc mine was put into full production 23 months after start of construction. It will employ 65 people...
Hamlin.(opens terminal and grain service center)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... A $10 million terminal and grain service centre was opened in Hamlin by Pioneer Grain.
Onion Lake First Nation.(has new FM radio station)(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... A new FM radio station, 97.7 KPR, is broadcasting from Onion Lake First Nation.
West Central Pelleting Ltd.(to expand Wilkie, Saskatchewan plant)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... West Central Pelleting Ltd. announced a $300,000 expansion designed to triple the capacity of its plant in Wilkie that was originally opened in June 1998.
Wapawekka Lumber.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Wapawekka Lumber officially opened its new mill near Prince Albert. The project is a partnership between Weyerhaeuser Canada and three Woodland Cree First Nations. It employs nearly 40 workers, most from the Cree bands.
First Professional Management.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... First Professional Management of Toronto plans to start construction this fall on a $40 million retail store and restaurant project on Regina's east side.
Sanitec Canada.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Sanitec Canada has established in Regina to seek contracts to dispose of biomedical waste from hospitals and other health care facilities. Sanitec uses microwave technology to render dangerous materials harmless and reduce their volumes by 80...
Page Credit Union in Regina.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Page Credit Union in Regina has teamed with Western Economic Diversification to launch a five-year, $1 million program aimed at start-up companies and young entrepreneurs with good ideas but a lack of security and experience.
November 1, 1999... A modem new $12 million grain handling facility, Terminal 22, was officially opened near Balcarres. Local shareholders raised more than $1.6 million to help finance the project with Cargill Grain owning the remaining 50 per cent.
Red Coat Stock Farms Ltd.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Red Coat Stock Farms Ltd. is proceeding with plans for a 600-sow farrow-to-finish hog production operation in the Shaunavon area. About $1 million in equity has been raised.
Harvest Meats.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Harvest Meats announced a $6 million expansion at its Yorkton plant that will create 50 to 70 new direct jobs and about 150 spin-off jobs. The project will double the plant's capacity and ensure growth of its line of premium processed meats.
The Marieval Enterprise Centre.
November 1, 1999... The Marieval Enterprise Centre, located on Cowessess First Nation near Broadview, opened this spring. Goal of the centre is to stimulate economic development of small businesses and to establish partnerships between communities, First Nations...
Parkland Strawboard Inc.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Parkland Strawboard Inc. is seeking additional equity financing that will facilitate the securing of loans and a start on construction of a proposed $4 million plant in Kamsack that would produce straw particleboard.
Westco Fertilizer.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Westco Fertilizer opened its state-of-the-art fertilizer blending plant at Blame Lake. The plant, which cost $250,000, has a capacity of 600 tons.
SaskTel.(to upgrade facilities)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... SaskTel is spending about $11 million to upgrade network facilities in and around Prince Albert.
Cargill Grain.(report on operations)(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Cargill Grain opened its $4 million expanded elevator at Armley. It provides grain storage, high speed loading, soil testing, fertilizer and seed.
Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).(plans new television station)(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) started construction of a new television studio in La Ronge. After 12 years of radio production, MBC is preparing to participate in the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network that premiered in early...
United Grain Growers.(opens grain handling facility)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... United Grain Growers opened its $9 million high throughput grain handling facility at Valparaiso.
Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Ltd.(to build food production facility)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Ltd. announced plans for a $45 million wiener and sausage production facility in Saskatoon. The building will double current production capacity and create more than 160 new production jobs.
Morse.(Agricore plans grain facility in Saskatchewan)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... Construction is under way on Agricore's first wholly owned grain facility in Saskatchewan. The $11.3 million high throughput elevator near Morse will have a capacity of 18,500 tons. Agricore is the farmer-owned agri-business created by the...
Melville.(economic development issues)
November 1, 1999... The City of Melville and nearby communities are discussing the possibility of launching Enterprise Facilitation as a way to increase economic development. The two-year trial program will cost about $182,000 and train local business-oriented...
Big Sky Farms Ltd.(opens hog production unit)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... Big Sky Farms Ltd. opened its Preeceville-Sturgis hog production unit. The 2,500-sow production unit created 20 full-time jobs and will use about 500,000 bushels of local feed grains annually.
Economy.(Saskatchewan - economic forecast)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... * The Conference Board of Canada forecast in its recent Provincial Summer Economic Outlook that Saskatchewan's real GDP would increase 2.0% in 1999 and 2.4% in 2000. * The Conference Board also predicted Regina's economy will grow by 3.1...
Building Permits.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... * The total value of building permits from January to September, 1999 reached $570.1 million, up 11.9% over the first nine months of 1998. Urban housing starts from January to October were up 4.3% over the same period in 1998.
Oil and Gas Drilling.(report for period ended Oct. 1999)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
November 1, 1999... * There were 1,715 oil and gas wells drilled to the end of October this year, a 29.2% increase over the same period in 1998.
Retail Sales.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... * Department store sales in August increased 10.1% over August, 1998 and were up year-to-date (January-August) by 7.1% over the same period last year. Total retail sales are relatively unchanged (0.2% increase) over the same period in 1998.
Business Confidence.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... * Saskatchewan's employment prospects are among the strongest in the country, according to Manpower Temporary Services, Of employers surveyed, 97% in Regina and 94% in Saskatoon expect their staffing levels to increase or stay the same...
The Year in Review: a diversified economy allows Saskatchewan businesses to flourish.
November 1, 1999... Our greatest fear is fear of the unknown. Once that fear has been identified, scrutinized and analysed, it often ceases to be a fear. Case in point: the Y2K bug. When the term entered the public vernacular 12 months ago, many predicted this...
Producers benefit thanks to Sask Pork.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... In April of 1998, changes in provincial legislation governing the pork industry resulted in Sask Pork emerging with a new name and structure. With the marketing function removed form its mandate, Sask Pork was able to dedicate extra effort in...
CETAC-West assists entrepreneurs.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... Environment Canada recognized a void in the Canadian marketplace for the conversion of environmental technologies into successful commercial entities. Therefore, five years ago the Department established Canadian Environmental Technology...
November 1, 1999... Saskatoon native Lesley Wright, a key member of Canada's national synchronized swimming team, has landed a sponsorship deal with Canpotex Limited. In fact Canpotex, the exclusive offshore marketing company for the Saskatchewan potash...
November 1, 1999... John Schaw, president of Fytokem Products Inc., has been selected as the winner of this year's B&T/HyPOWER Agribusiness Leadership Award. The award, now in its second year of existence, is presented annually to individuals who have...
November 1, 1999... The Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan has welcomed back Yorkton businesswoman Audrey Ashcroft for a second term on the organization's board of directors. Ashcroft represents the southeast region of the province in this capacity. Ashcroft...
Education: meeting the needs of the new millennium.
November 1, 1999... The momentousness of the situation is too ominous and significant to ignore; with the dawn of a new millennium upon us, what lies ahead for Saskatchewan and its work force? While most of us are left to ponder and speculate, the truth of the...
Countdown to 2000.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... IN OUR FINAL COUNTDOWN TO 2000, it's only fitting that we look at the thing behind this Y2K business, the computer. Believe it or not, the computer's origins date back as far as 400 B.C. when the abacus became widely used throughout China. A...
Farming needs a Mother Nature to cull out its weak.(Brief Article)
November 1, 1999... RECENT EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY OF Wilkie on Saskatchewan's west-side stand in stark contrast to the general malaise gripping many rural communities these days. Despite well-documented problems currently facing many in the agricultural...
November 1, 1999... * Statistics Canada figures for October show a continuation of the strong employment numbers that started in June. * The number of people employed in Saskatchewan stood at 484,000 in October, an increase of 5,400 over the previous...