50 people die each year in Canada from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Following a recent averted disaster here in Saskatoon, it is clear that it’s necessary to learn from this and take action now. Currently, buildings that have been built before 2009 do not require a Carbon Monoxide alarm.
Both in our community and across the world, there are public policy conversations happening about encouraging or requiring people to wear masks when inside certain public spaces. These conversations are happening in Saskatoon as well, and there has been a lot of public interest in this.
As part of the provincial government’s economic recovery plan, all municipalities in the province were provided with funding for infrastructure projects. Last month, part of this funding was allocated to neighbourhood traffic improvements, sidewalk rehabilitation, the construction of a Downtown festival site, and freeway safety improvements.
The provincial government has provided all municipalities in the province with per capita funding for infrastructure improvements, and the City of Saskatoon is eligible for $35.53M from this program.