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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AUGUST 29, 2013

PREMIER BRAD WALL WELCOMES VISIT BY SENATOR HEIDI HEITKAMP

North Dakota Senator Visits World-Leading Carbon Capture Project

Premier Brad Wall today welcomed the visit by Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) as she toured SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Project near Estevan.

“When I met with Senator Heitkamp in Washington back in March, she expressed a great deal of interest in the Boundary Dam Project,” Wall said.  “I’m glad her interest and enthusiasm for this groundbreaking project has continued and I welcome her to our province.”

Boundary Dam is the world’s largest commercial-scale coal fired carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility.  Construction began in May of 2011.  The project continues on time and on budget, with commercial operations set to begin in April of 2014.

On completion, the CCS technology at the plant will reduce emissions by up to 90 per cent.  The CO2 captured at Boundary Dam will be used for enhanced oil recovery, or stored in a deep saline formation at the Petroleum Technology Research Centre’s Aquistore Project.

“With the federal and provincial investments in carbon capture technology to date, I can think of no other jurisdiction in the world that is beating Saskatchewan’s per capita investment in advanced clean energy technology,” Wall said.  “This project is a great example of just how serious Canada and Saskatchewan are when it comes to controlling greenhouse gas emissions.”

A recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) states coal fuels 42 per cent of global electricity production and is likely to remain a key component of the world’s fuel mix for electrical production in the future, especially in developing countries.  The IEA says CO2 capture and storage will have a significant impact on both existing and future plants.

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For more information, contact:

Karen Hill
Executive Council
Regina
Phone: 306-787-2127
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Cell: 306-529-9207

 

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