Legislative Report
(19 February 2015)

December 2014 saw the province set a new record for wholesale trade, reaching $2.4 billion. This is up from $1.9 billion from the previous year, an increase of over 25%. The jump put Saskatchewan at the front of the pack in Canada for year-over-year increases in wholesale trade.

December marked the fifth straight month for provincial increases in wholesale trade, showing again that the world wants what Saskatchewan has, and our diverse economy can meet the challenge.

Our province’s GeoMemorial Commemorative Naming Program has added eight more fallen heroes. This program designates provincial landmarks and names them for the men and women who have died in the course of their duties serving our province and country, enriching and strengthening both.

The program honours individuals who were born or raised in Saskatchewan.

The province’s newest official place names are located in Northern Saskatchewan:

  • Anderson Lake – Named after Corporal Jordan Anderson (Iqaluit, Nunavut), who served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Corporal Anderson was killed on July 4, 2007, by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
  • Blair Lake – Named after Private Alfred Edward Wesley Blair (Chaplin, Saskatchewan), who was part of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion when he parachuted into France during World War II, and was subsequently killed in action on June 9, 1944.
  • Goddard Lake – Named after Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard (Madang, Papua New Guinea), who was serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as a forward observation officer when she was killed in a firefight in Panjwai District, Afghanistan on May 17, 2006.
  • Greff Lake – Named after Master Corporal Byron Greff (Swift Current, Saskatchewan), who served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Master Corporal Greff was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 29, 2011 when the armoured bus he was in was rammed by a car packed with explosives. Master Corporal Greff was part of the mission to train the Afghan National Army.
  • Lake MacKenzie – Named after Capain Juli-Ann Dawn MacKenzie (Weyburn, Saskatchewan), who, while serving with the Canadian Air Force, was killed with her co-pilot on July 18, 2002, when her helicopter crashed during severe weather while on a search and rescue mission in Labrador.
  • Lang Bay – Named after journalist Michelle Lang (Vancouver, British Columbia), who worked in Moose Jaw and later for the Regina Leader-Post. While embedded as a journalist with the Canadian military in Afghanistan, Lang was killed when the armoured vehicle she was riding in hit a roadside bomb on December 30, 2009.
  • Pineo Point – Named after Constable Derek William Henry Pineo (Halifax, Nova Scotia), who served with the Nipawin and Wilke Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachments. Constable Pineo was killed on duty when his vehicle hit a moose on July 20, 2012.
  • Willows Lake – Named after Corporal Willmit Alfred Willows (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan), who served with the Calgary Highlanders during World War II. Corporal Willows was wounded by bombing that occurred during the push to take Falaise in France. He died three days later on July 26, 1944. 

The people of Cannington might be interested to know that Dautremont Lake in Northern Saskatchewan was named after Louis D’Autremont who was killed during World War II in Holland.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact my constituency office at 1-877-326-3652 (1-877-DAN-DMLA) or 306-443-2420.

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