At Home: Saskatchewan Needs Workers to Support Boom
Saskatchewan is booming and they need workers?lots of workers.
Saskatchewan’s Premier Brad Wall was off to Ontario last week to spread the word that there are plenty of jobs (about 10,000 of them) waiting for people who need work. These jobs encompass everything from the service industry to the oil and potash industries right through to the agriculture industry.
According to CTV News, Premier Wall explained that the major banks have made predictions that the province of Saskatchewan will soon be the leader in gross domestic product (GDP) and the province’s growth is expected to continue indefinitely.
Saskatchewan put in a big appearance at the National Job Fair in Toronto in an effort to get the word out to attendees that Saskatchewan is a place to consider working and living.
With an audience of recently unemployed Ontario workers and immigrant workers, the word is spreading and Saskatchewan is now being considered in a new light by Canadians who are looking for a place to work and settle down.
It’s an option that many have simply never had before as Saskatchewan has suffered in the recent past from a stagnant economy with little to offer for employment and long term stability.
In Foreign News: The Rain in Spain is Missing
There is a relentless drought in Spain this year that is currently on record as the worst the country has experienced in 40 years. While Spaniards deal with water issues regularly, the lack of rainfall this year has plunged them into a heated debate about overall water management there.
Spain currently employs 950 desalination plants that allow them to turn seawater into potable water. Yet even the two million cubic metres of water that comes from those plants is not enough to keep up to the demands after three years of continued drought conditions.
As if living with major water shortages isn’t enough of a problem for the country, Spaniards are now bickering over the best way to manage the problem. While more desalination plants seems like an easy answer, there is major opposition to more plants due to their environmental impact as they emit carbon dioxide into the environment.
Another possible solution being argued over is diverting water from rivers, but opponents insist the environmental damages could be far worse than those from the proposed desalinization plants.
To further complicate matters, many there believe that the price for water in Spain is too cheap, encouraging wastefulness of the precious resource.