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Friends,

This past week I hosted two Coffee and Conversations with your MLA. Youth and seniors, I got to hear it all. I appreciate the feedback and enjoyed our time together. Stay tuned for more to come!

This weekend is Family Day long weekend. I hope you get the opportunity to spend some time with your family. Looking for something to do? Check out Family Fun Saskatoon for a list of activities for all ages.  

See you in the constituency,

Eric Olauson
MLA Saskatoon University
 
My oldest constituent at 105, Sophie! 

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Celebrates The More Than 21,000 Education Staff Who Support Students Everyday

Thanks to Holy Cross Community Council for allowing my colleague Lisa Lambert and I to serve lunch this week at Holy Cross High School.
February 9-15 is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week in Saskatchewan, as proclaimed by Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant.  This week is a chance to recognize the many teachers and staff who embody this year’s theme of Bringing Learning to Life in supporting the more than 190,000 Prekindergarten to Grade 12 students in the province. 

“Our government values the work of tens of thousands of teachers and staff that support student learning every single day,” Wyant said.  “From the bus drivers to educational assistants to caretakers, thank you all for ensuring our students have a welcoming space.”

Continue reading here. 

Celebrate Family Day Weekend With Free Fishing, February 15 To 17

Saskatchewan’s Family Day holiday weekend is a great time to give ice fishing a try with no licence required.

Experience the beauty of Saskatchewan lakes this winter during the province’s annual winter free fishing weekend, from February 15-17.

Continue reading here.

Financial Literacy Courses Now Available To All High School Students In Saskatchewan

All Saskatchewan school divisions now have the opportunity to offer financial literacy courses to their students. Financial Literacy 20 and 30 was piloted by 20 teachers in 12 school divisions and two First Nation education authorities.

“Our Government wants to ensure Saskatchewan’s students are provided with relevant and practical curricula that will prepare them for their futures,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “Developing additional opportunities for all Saskatchewan students to learn and improve upon their financial literacy empowers them to manage their money effectively, and will be of significant benefit to students throughout their lives.”

Continue reading here.

Artificial Intelligence Used To Track Saskatchewan Waste

Following a province-wide competition, Innovation Saskatchewan today unveiled new technologies to track how much solid waste is generated in the province and where it all goes.

The solutions will be beneficial to the government’s efforts announced in January to reduce solid waste dumped into landfills by 30 per cent by 2030.

“Our tech community has developed a tracking and reporting mechanism using artificial intelligence which can reduce the expense of landfill operations and lead to long-term environmental efficiencies,” Innovation Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.

Continue reading here.

Steady Job Growth For 18 Consecutive Months

Job growth continues to remain strong and steady in Saskatchewan, according to Statistics Canada data released today. January 2020 saw an increase of 3,900 jobs over last January.

There were 571,700 people employed in January 2020. There were 463,100 people employed full-time, which is an increase of 4,900 from January 2019.

Continue reading here. 

Community Association News
Varsity View Community Association
Board Meeting
Brunskill School- Library
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00pm
Public welcome to attend.

East College Park Winter Day in the Park
Sunday, March 8, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sidney Buckwold Park
Come out and enjoy free sleigh rides, a hot dog roast, hot drinks, skating, sledding and winter games. Please bring your own skates and sleds.

Greystone Community Association
Winter Fun Day!
Greystone Heights Park
Sunday, March 1, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sleigh rides, games, skating, face painting, tobogganing. Fun for the whole family. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. 

Greystone Community Association
Soccer Registration
Greystone Heights School - Front Entrance
Thursday, February 28, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contact information

Constituency Office:
1B- 270 Acadia Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7H 3V4
P. 
306-244-4004
F. 306-244-4225
ca@saskatoonuniversity.ca

Legislative Office:
Room 132, Legislative Building
Regina, SK  S4S 0B3
P. 
306-787-0797
F. 306-787-3174
saskatoonuniversity.ca
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