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Accelerated Site Closure Program wins Premier's Award

Exceptional work of individuals and teams honoured.
A ceremony was held in Regina Wednesday evening to honour the Accelerated Site Closure Program and other recipients.

REGINA — Members of the public service, including the Accelerated Site Closure Team, have been recognized through the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service for 2023. 

One emerging leader, two individuals and four teams from the public service were cited to receive the award.

According to information supplied by the Government of Saskatchewan, the Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP) was launched as a joint initiative, led by the Ministry of Energy and Resources, delivered in partnership with the Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement, and administered by the Saskatchewan Research Council.

The ASCP provided much-needed support to Saskatchewan’s oil and gas service sector and its workers through funding for the abandonment and reclamation of inactive oil and gas sites across the province. Working together across three government entities, they launched a $400 million program to meet the Government of Canada’s requirements for funding as part of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. 

  • Jonathan Carrier, Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure;
  • Kelly Bettschen, Ministry of Agriculture;
  • Lee Kuruliak, Ministry of SaskBuilds and Procurement;
  • The Accessibility Legislation Team, Ministry of Social Services;
  • Consumer Disputes Online Dispute Resolution Team, Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority; and
  • Saskatchewan-Ukraine Crisis Response Team, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.

The Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service has been recognizing exceptional work for 20 years. Honourable mentions are provided to third parties and/or private sector partners who have assisted team recipients in their projects.

For more information about the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service, visit is Saskatchewan's home page. Bookmark us at this link.



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