The Dene and Cree language will be visible on traffic signs in many First Nations, as the province is aiming to boost traffic safety.

Nearly $15,000 is being invested into Cree signs throughout the James Smith Cree Nation, while $10,000 is allocated for bilingual Dene stop signs for the Buffalo River Dene Nation.

“Through this funding, we’ll see 114 new traffic safety projects across our province, all with the intention of improving safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in our communities,” Minister Responsible for SGI Don Morgan said.

Proceeds accumulated from photo speed enforcement fund the Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants, which are awarded to communities twice a year.

A total of 114 projects in 106 Saskatchewan communities were approved for Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grants. Communities will receive grants ranging from $1,024 to $80,824 for a total of nearly $1.72 million.

Complete list of community grants awarded:

Traffic Safety Fund Grant recipients list