As we mark 147 years as a nation, our minds and hearts in Saskatchewan are with those coping with still-rising water, and the damage, heartache and stress caused by flooding.
Residents, neighbours and volunteers are working to keep each other safe and protect communities, showing, once again, that Saskatchewan is at its best when facing the worst.
The official Opposition has been contacting leadership in the affected areas, and I am committed to serving as a constructive partner as cities, towns, villages, rural municipalities and First Nations look for information and support. We will be vigilant in ensuring the government is doing its part in the most efficient and effective way, so Saskatchewan families, producers and businesses can recover as quickly as possible.
Thank you to emergency personnel and to those in the media who have worked to keep us all informed and safe. The greatest gratitude is to each of you who have carried a sandbag, given your neighbours a ride to safety, made a donation to the comfort and recovery efforts or welcomed a displaced family into your home. Saskatchewan people have risen to the occasion once again, and I know the legions of volunteers and donors will be joined by many more in the coming hours and days.