Province says move not planned from Saskatchewan Crown insurer's headquarters

The Canadian Press
May 16, 2014 07:58 AM

REGINA - About 1,000 people who work in the Saskatchewan Government Insurance head office are staying put after a provincial government decision not to relocate the headquarters.

Donna Harpauer (HAHR'-power), the minister responsible for SGI, says a potential move has been postponed indefinitely because costs for the proposed relocation came in higher than what the government was prepared to commit to.

Harpauer says several other capital projects already on the go carry large financial commitments.

In December 2012, a request for expressions of interest in a new building was posted to the Government of Saskatchewan Tenders website after an engineer's report said the 35-year-old head office has maintenance and infrastructure issues that must be addressed.

Harpauer says the current building is safe and constructing a new headquarters will be reviewed in a few years, although she admits that maintenance costs will remain high.

The province spent about $300,000 to look into a potential move. (CJME)

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