In addition to seeing an upturn in the oil patch and construction for the new hospital getting underway, Mayor Marcel Roy said Weyburn will move forward with more infrastructure improvements in 2023.

"We've got so much work out there," he noted. "I think the oil news reported 155 job vacancies, so they're looking forward to finding people."

Roy said construction is being slated for spring for the new hospital.

"And with that, they're going to be looking for local workers, too, and there's going to be more job opportunities for people that want to get into construction work, so there's just a lot of good things happening."

Southeast College, he shared, will see some changes coming. 

, keeping the southeast on the cutting edge of our local industries.

"I talked to [CEO] Dr. Vicky Roy, I've had meetings with her. They're going in a different direction. They're setting a new five-year strategy, and I look forward to seeing some new strategies coming out of the college," he shared.

Roy advised Weyburn residents there may be more freight trains coming through Weyburn soon.

"I've heard from CP Rail, with their acquisition of the Kansas City Line, we could get 50 percent more trains coming through our city." 

He added that the Weyburn Credit Union Spark Centre will continue to be a draw for tourists and prospective community members.

"We still get huge compliments from people all over Saskatchewan about what a wonderful facility that is in comparison to a lot of other facilities, even major city facilities."