(25 November 2010)
New Driver's Licence
In moving Saskatchewan forward, our government understands that convenience and security are very important to the people of this province. That’s why our government, with the help of SGI, unveiled the new one part multi-year driver’s licence. Starting January 2011, the new licences can be renewed for a five year term, which adds convenience as individuals will only have to return to their motor licence issuer upon the end of their term to have their photo updated. Drivers will also have the option of paying $25 per year on an annual basis for five years or they can pay for the entire five years up front for a fee of $100. This change to a one part driver’s licence brings Saskatchewan in line with other jurisdictions across Canada. In addition to being reflective of Saskatchewan’s diverse landscape, the new licence has many security features that meet international standards similar to those used on passports and Canadian currency. For more information, check here.
With snow plow operators hitting highways across the province, our government would like to remind motorists to be extra careful this winter and throughout the holiday season. Snow plows will be busy removing snow and treating ice on the province's 26,000 km of roads. These plows can create a mini blizzard that sometimes obscures the machine from sight. If you come upon a sudden whiteout, it could simply be a plow working up ahead, so we ask motorists to stay back and stay safe, giving the snow plow room to work. The plows pull over every 10 kilometres or so to allow vehicles to pass. For more information on winter maintenance activities and snow plow safety, check here.
Canadian Western Agribition
In recognition of the important role agriculture continues to play in the Saskatchewan economy, our government would like to extend a warm welcome to the people attending the 2010 Canadian Western Agribition. Each November for the past 40 years, Agribition has opened its doors to the world and continues to be largest agricultural show in Canada. Approximately 160,000 people from nine Canadian provinces, over 28 American states and more than 23 countries worldwide come to Regina for this event that takes place in 22 acres of indoor facilities, housing some of North America’s finest livestock, breeders, agricultural equipment and services. Putting on a world class event, like Agribition, would not be possible without the support and commitment of thousands of volunteers. Thanks to their hard work, the world has the opportunity to come to Saskatchewan and see the best livestock genetics and the latest innovations in the agriculture sector. Congratulations to everyone who helped make Agribition a success in 2010.
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