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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Governments Invest $6.9 Million into Crop Research

Released on January 13, 2015

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $6.9 million for crop-related research through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).  The funding is being awarded to 42 projects.
“Our government is proud to continue making investments in crop-related research that will increase the profitability and competitiveness of Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers,” said Ritz.  “These projects will have a range of benefits for farmers, from improved varieties to increased disease and weather resistance.”

“Investments in research have long-term benefits for the agriculture industry, leading to the increased competitiveness of our industry in the global marketplace and better returns for our producers,” Stewart said.  “I look forward to the new tools, knowledge and technology that will result from this year's ADF projects.”

This funding is part of the $26.7 million Government of Saskatchewan agriculture research budget for 2014-15.

Projects to receive funding this year include studies to improve lentil varieties, enhance wheat midge resistance in wheat, decrease oil losses from canola dehulling, and reduce the risk of pathogen contamination on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Third party funding is a key component of many ADF projects.  A large number of industry partner organizations contributed $3.4 million in additional funding to the crops-related projects announced today.  Almost two-thirds of this funding is being provided by Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) although there are many other partners as well, including the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission and the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.

“Producers are committed to agricultural research because we know the knowledge and tools it provides, which are vital for our continued success,” WGRF Board Chair Dave Sefton said.  “We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with the federal and provincial governments in order to maximize the benefit of producer research investments.”

Funding for ADF projects is provided under Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.  A complete list of funded projects is available at


For more information, contact:

Angela Hall
Phone: 306-787-2359
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Cell: 306-527-0521

Jeff English
Office of Gerry Ritz
Phone: 613-773-1059

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Phone: 613-773-7972
Email: 1-866-345-7972

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