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What People are Saying


  

We’re excited about the response to this project from a broad number of Saskatchewan stakeholders!

 

AARON GRAY (IRRIGATION PROJECTS ASSOC)

“Today is a good day for everybody, for Saskatchewan, for the economy back up and running, producing, being one of the world’s biggest producers of table food hopefully.” (CTV News, July 2)

“This is transformational for Saskatchewan and for every resident in Saskatchewan both for water security, food security and industry security.” (CJSL Estevan Radio, ON THE FARM with Glenda Lee Allan, July 3)  

 

TODD LEWIS (AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN)

“It’s very welcome. Lake Diefenbaker has been chronically underdeveloped, as a major infrastructure project that began in the 50s, sitting there. A lot of the water just flows through or evaporates. It’s really important for that water to create economic activity.” (Yorkton This Week, July 10)

“This is a project that does appear well-suited for the times. It puts people to work post COVID-19, and builds on the pillar of agriculture in Saskatchewan’s economy moving forward.” (Yorkton This Week, July 10)


ARNOLD BALICKI (CHAIR, SASKATCHEWAN CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION)

“This is certainly good news for the cattle industry and for the crop people as well.  SCA is very happy – we have been advocating for this for a number of years so we are really happy to see the government moving forward on it.” (CKRM News, July 3)

“We see this expansion of irrigation as a benefit to the opportunity and competitiveness of cattle production in Saskatchewan.” (CKRM News, July 3)

 

RAY ORB (SARM PRESIDENT)

“We know it will boost the rural community, the farming community whether it is value added, it helps the municipality’s bottomline.” (CKRM News, July 3)

 

LARRY LEE (CHAIR OF THE MACRORIE IRRIGATION DISTRICT AND LONG-TIME IRRIGATOR)

“I’m so happy today that it’s finally happening,” (Western Producer, July 9)

 

JOHN POMEROY (U OF S)

“Certainly the scope of it is truly remarkable and an incredible event in many ways for water management in Saskatchewan.” (CBC News, July 3)

 

GARRY HNATOWICH (RESEARCH DIRECTOR FOR THE IRRIGATION CROP DIVERSIFICATION CORPORATION AT CSIDC IN OUTLOOK)

“ICDC, like all parties involved in irrigation, is extremely happy with the announcement.” (The Outlook, July 8)

“With approximately a doubling of the irrigable acres in Saskatchewan, ICDC envisions that our research program may expand, and with certainty, we will undertake a large educational commitment in order to transition outstanding dryland producers to exceptional irrigation producers.” (The Outlook, July 8)

 

THE TOWN OF OUTLOOK

“This is all part of the process necessary to ensure that Outlook is a viable option for the potential opportunities that this huge project will provide, to cement Outlook as the Irrigation Capital of Saskatchewan.” (The Outlook, July 8)

 

RALPH GOODALE (FORMER LIBERAL MP)

“This is truly transformational change of nation-building calibre,” (Western Producer, July 9)

“I’m very glad to hear the announcement.  This represents real progress.  This is a terrific idea for Saskatchewan.  I’ve had the privilege of discussing it with a lot of Saskatchewan people over the last three years and there’s a huge amount of support.” (CTV News, July 2)

KYLE BENNING (Global TV REPORTER): Ralph Goodale says the irrigation system will offer producers a greater diversification of high value crops and a chance for processing ability… (Goodale Quote): “that means very significant business investment and agricultural investment in Saskatchewan and a more prosperous economy overall.” (Global News, July 2)