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October 1, 2019

Friends,

We are in the midst of a federal election and the stakes could not be higher. I encourage you to educate yourself on the policies important to you and your family and the policies that will affect the people of Saskatchewan. 

The fall session resumes in a few weeks but until them I will still be busy in the constituency!

Eric Olauson
MLA Saskatoon University

Government Proclaims October As Inclusion Month

The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed October as Inclusion Month in Saskatchewan.  Inclusion Month is an opportunity to celebrate the positive difference inclusion has made in the lives of people with disabilities and the contributions people with disabilities make in their communities.  It is also an opportunity to acknowledge the important work that staff and volunteers of Inclusion Saskatchewan do.

“Because of our great partnership with Inclusion Saskatchewan, we have transitioned all residents out of Valley View Centre, implemented self-directed funding so people can choose their own supports and services, and invested in more supportive housing options for people with intellectual disabilities,” 
SocialServices Minister Paul Merriman said.  “We remain committed to having an inclusive province where everyone has choice and can take part in their communities, no matter their abilities.”

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Still Growing Strong: Saskatchewan’s Population Tops 1,174,000

More people are living in Saskatchewan than ever before, as the province’s population grew to 1,174,462 as of July 1, 2019, according to new figures released today by Statistics Canada.

Saskatchewan’s population has now grown in 53 consecutive quarters, increasing by more than 183,000 people during that time.

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STM Celebrates Presidential Installation

Sunday, September 29, marked the annual Academic Mass as well as the Installation of STM's 12th President, Dr. Carl N. Still, PhD.

Fr. Ron Griffin and Fr. Andre Lalach concelebrated the Academic mass and Installation with Bishop Mark Hagemoen, with members of STM staff serving as ministers of hospitality and gift bearers. Dean Arul Kumaran shared the first reading; former Board Chair Ashley Smith, the second reading and Dr. Sharon Wright led the prayers of the faithful. For the first time a smudging ceremony was included as part of the presidential installation - by Elders A. J. and Patricia Felix.

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Government Of Saskatchewan Is Monitoring For Vaping-Related Illnesses

Saskatchewan Health Minister Jim Reiter issued the following statement:

“I am concerned with the recent incidents of vaping related illnesses, as well as the high rates of vaping we are seeing among Saskatchewan youth.  Although Saskatchewan has not recorded any instances of pulmonary illness associated with vaping similar to the recently reported cases in the United States and Ontario, earlier this week I directed Saskatchewan public health officials to monitor all cases as they present in intensive care units.

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New STARS helicopter lands in Saskatoon

The renewal of the STARS helicopter fleet in Saskatchewan took the next step Wednesday in Saskatoon.

The air ambulance service took delivery of its first new Airbus H145 helicopter, which is to be based in Saskatoon.

“It’s an investment in the future of Saskatchewan,” STARS president and CEO Andrea Robertson said at the unveiling.

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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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