MLA Jim Reiter for Rosetown-Elrose spoke with West Central Online, giving an inside look at where money is being invested and why as well as the future projects for the province, more specifically the Rosetown-Elrose area he represents. 

“Broadly, large investments in health care and education that we think are needed, targeted to areas and healthcare and education we think we need...” Reiter said in an interview, 

“...The municipal folks ... are pleased with the increase to municipal revenue sharing, its up 14% so that will be significant for the folks in our area...” 

Reiter also added that there will be lots going on, including a number of highway projects and continued investment in priority projects within the government. 

Jim Reiter is also the minister or energy and resources, allowing him the opportunity to attended PDAC, (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) “trying to encourage [international mining companies] to look at Saskatchewan for their investment dollars...” Reiter told West Central Online.  

“We have had some success with that in the past and we are going to continue to do so.” 

Attending as well are most Saskatchewan mining companies which gives a unique opportunity to speak with all businesses under one roof. 

“We host a round table every year, with all the Saskatchewan companies. Gives us a chance to get them all under one roof ... to get feedback from them, what they are happy with, what they are unhappy with in Saskatchewan...” 

This comes as the Canadian government is moving forward with investing more into rare earth mineral mining and extraction within Saskatchewan. Only a few countries having access to these minerals, a good portion of the extraction coming from China. 

PDAC was initially established in 1932 to represent the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The annual convention attracts up to 25 000 attendees from more than 130 countries.