SGI has approved a total of 85 applications to 80 Saskatchewan communities for Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants. Communities will receive grants ranging from $2,250 to $92,601 for a total of $1,342,762. 

Some local communities approved for the grant include:

  • Bruno - Speed limit management - $10,995
  • Colonsay - Speed reader sign - $4,466
  • Foam Lake - School crossing zones - $56,619
  • Manitou Beach - Keep speed down - $10,038
  • Middle Lake - Speed Management  - school zone safety - $2,250
  • Wadena - Radar speed management - $16,495

There are many more approved grants, a full listing can be found below.

SGI stated the funding will help install pedestrian pathways, increase speed limit signage and improve school zone safety in rural, urban and Indigenous communities across the province.

“The Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grant program continues to fund safety improvements intended to reduce traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities in our province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SGI. “Congratulations to all the successful communities for taking action to improve safety for their residents.” 

Twice a year, Provincial Traffic Safety Fund grants are awarded using proceeds from Photo Speed Enforcement (PSE), stated SGI in a release. A total of 492 community traffic safety projects have been funded, totalling over $6 million, since the Fund was established in 2019. 

The crown corporation stated that eligible traffic safety initiatives must focus on speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, occupant protection and intersection safety. 

Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, the Prince Albert Grand Council, and the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Highways and SGI.  

Applications for the next round of funding will open on July 1. The deadline for applications is set for September 30, 2022.