Chair of the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation, Jeff Hayward, said the $55 million in funding earmarked for the future new hospital in Weyburn is good news.

"They have been full steam ahead since basically last summer," he noted. "They started there when they moved in equipment and they've been going strong all along. I'm not a construction guy, but I would anticipate that the milder winter has allowed for progress to be pursued even faster than they had hoped. But they're ticking right along with the progress every day on that."

He said the estimated completion of the hospital is still the end of 2025, or early 2026.