What to Expect
For politics in the province, there will be retrospectives on the 25-year anniversary of the formation of the first Saskatchewan Party caucus. In the background, health care and Indigenous issues will continue to percolate.
In Manitoba, Premier Stefanson will focus her week on highlighting the province’s record low 3.5 per cent unemployment rate. Economic success will remain the focus as the PC government looks for a reset in the fall sitting of the Legislature, scheduled to begin September 28.
The Week That Was
Preparations are underway to welcome a second humanitarian flight from Ukraine to Saskatchewan. The flight is tentatively scheduled to arrive in Saskatchewan on August 10, bringing approximately 230 additional Ukrainians to the province.
On August 8, the federal government announced more than $34.4 million in funding for 10 wastewater and waste management projects in the province.
After working with the federal government to secure additional doses, Manitoba Health is expanding eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine as a preventative measure. The vaccine has been available in the province since June for people who may have been exposed to monkeypox. To date, no confirmed cases of monkeypox have been detected in Manitoba.