Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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APRIL 15, 2013

$1 MILLION PROVIDED TO MAINTAIN RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN 2013-14

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1 million in bridge funding for recycling programs in the province, Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff announced today.  The funding is an interim measure to maintain current paper and cardboard recycling programs until the province-wide Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP) is implemented.

“The development of the MMRP is a huge step forward for waste management in Saskatchewan and will reduce the amount of household waste going to landfills by up to 40 per cent,” Cheveldayoff said.  “It is anticipated that full implementation of MMRP will not occur until early 2014 and this funding will ensure that existing paper and fibre recycling programs can continue to provide residents with recycling opportunities.”

Three provincial recycling organizations will receive funding based on their estimated recycling volumes:

  • $440,000 to Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) to support paper and cardboard recycling operations;
  • $230,000 to Association of Regional Waste Management Authorities of Saskatchewan (ARWMAS) for regional recycling operations; and
  • $330,000 to Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) to support municipal recycling operations not already receiving funds through SARC or ARWMAS.

“The 17 SARC member agencies that will receive this funding provide extremely valuable recycling services to their communities,” SARC Executive Director Amy McNeil said.  “This bridge funding demonstrates the Ministry of Environment’s continued commitment to waste diversion across Saskatchewan, and SARC is grateful for the support it has shown to our agencies.”

“ARWMAS is very appreciative of the bridge funding that we have received from this government, and are pleased that we’ll be able to maintain our regional recycling programs for another year,” AWRMAS Chair Wally Lorenz said.  “We’re looking forward to implementation of the Multi-Material Recycling Program and the long-term sustainability it will provide for recycling operations in this province.”

“SUMA is proud to again partner with the government to continue this essential program,” SUMA President Debra Button said.  “Along with our members, we appreciate the province’s continued commitment to helping urban governments sustain their recycling programs in this critical time before the implementation of the Multi-Material Recycling Program.”

Since 2009, the Government of Saskatchewan has committed $6.5 million in bridge funding diverting approximately 173,000 tonnes of paper and fibre material from Saskatchewan landfills.  That is equivalent to saving more than two million trees.

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For more information, contact:

Barb Barootes
Environment
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6595

 

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