Sask tech startup tackles the issue of land access
Published in Farmer’s Voice, January 2021
Saskatchewan farmers are well aware of the longstanding conflict in our province between landowners and residents who want to access rural property for hunting, snowmobiling,
and other recreational activities.
In an effort to manage this conflict (and in response to growing rural crime rates), The Trespass to Property Act was introduced in 2018. It proposed penalties for anyone who sets foot on
private rural land without first obtaining permission from the landowner.
Although the Act has yet to be enforced as law, in 2019 the Saskatchewan government went a step further in aiming to address the issue – it called for help from our province’s burgeoning tech sector.