The 2014 federal budget is missing important details to support our cities, towns and villages in their efforts to help our province grow despite promisesRead More
Thanks to everyone who attended Convention 2014! We want to know what you thought of this year's event, so please take a moment to fill out the evaluation,Read More
Ted Jaleta, the keynote speaker for Convention 2014, and his Jaleta Pacers running group hit the news this week. If you want to find out a bit more aboutRead More
Congratulations to the more than 300 communities that received their share of the Community Rink Affordability Grant. Today, the government announcedRead More
Last week, SUMA President Debra Button travelled to Ottawa for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Advocacy Days. While there she met with membersRead More
CBC's Blue Sky had a story on Wednesday on the rise of supposedly flushable items, and the problems they cause for towns and cities across the province.Read More
This morning, SUMA emailed out the registration information and link to our members. We have also posted all the relevant information on the ConventionRead More
A recent update from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities tells us that the federal government has confirmed that the Building Canada Fund willRead More
We encourage members to submit resolutions anytime throughout the year, but for Convention 2014, council resolutions must be received by Friday,Read More
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of Western Canada still have room at their conference, happening next week in Saskatoon. Register nowRead More
The last week has brought two pieces of news showing success in SUMA's advocacy efforts.
On the provincial level, last week the government announced that
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 is the final deadline to receive the $150.00 bonus payment for the 2013 Municipal Recycling Bridge Funding Program. ExistingRead More
The planned expansion of Martensville High School has just received a helping hand from the Government of Saskatchewan, who partnered with the PrairieRead More
The Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ), issued an appeal this week to the entire municipal sector for solidarity in helping the town of Lac-MéganticRead More
The Municipal Recycling Bridge Funding Program (also known as the Bridge Funding Program) has launched for another year. The program will accept new applicantsRead More
See the President's Update for June 2013, with notes from the June Board meeting.Read More
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) will honour the commitment of Communities of Tomorrow (CT) by co‐ordinating a $200,000Read More
The summer edition of Urban Voice included an article on protecting infrastructure by harvesting rainwater with rain barrels. If you're looking for moreRead More
The summer edition of Urban Voice includes an article exploring P3s in Saskatchewan. The Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan wish to clarify their position.Read More
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Canadian Standards Association have created a course to help municipal staff and serviceRead More
Multi-Material Stewardship Western has set up a website covering the creation of the program to manage household waste packaging and paper in Saskatchewan.Read More
SUMA has long advocated for sustainable funding for community airports. In 2010, the SUMA Board of Directors endorsed a policy advocating for additionalRead More
The first-ever Municipal Infrastructure Conference in Saskatchewan was hosted by the City of Humboldt last month. The conference focussed specificallyRead More
As of last week, more than $1.6 million has been set aside through the Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program. More than 300 clients will receive fundingRead More
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) and the Ministry of Environment are beginning a new partnership. Together, they will create a province-wideRead More
After hearing concerns about the proposed Environmental Code at the SUMA and SARM conventions, the Ministry of Environment created some documents to helpRead More
The provincial government has extended funding for the Municipal Recycling Bridge Funding Program for paper and cardboard into the 2013-14 year. The newRead More
As part of their efforts to remove and recycle all scrap tires in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation (SSTC) has introduced the ReturnRead More
Today, the government of Saskatchewan confirmed it will help Saskatchewan residents facing the threat of flooding through the 2013 Emergency Flood DamageRead More
SUMA is partnered with Municipal World to offer a 12-month subscription at a discount of 42 per cent off the full price subscription fee.
Urban governments in Saskatchewan are pleased with the provincial government’s continued support for our cities, towns and villages in their effortsRead More
Thanks to an increase in revenue received through the provincial sales tax (PST), municipalities will see the highest revenue sharing totals yet in 2013-14.Read More
This Friday, the SUMA Board of Directors will meet for the first time since the new Board has been in place. The Board now includes:
Today, Premier Wall announced that the overal amount of education property tax levied in Saskatchewan will remain steady in 2013. This means that theRead More
According to the Conference Board of Canada, Saskatoon and Regina will be the fastest growing metropolitan growth, not just in Saskatchewan, but acrossRead More
At the SUMA convention this year, delegates had the chance to provide feedback to Board members on the proposal to increase membership fees to createRead More
SUMAssure, Saskatchewan's first home-grown insurance reciprocal, provides benefits to subscribers on top of the low premiums. Risk management informationRead More
The Ministry of Environment announced today that the Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP) regulations were approved last week. Urban governments haveRead More
SUMA has platform documents available for all candidates currently running for positions on the SUMA Executive Committee. See the list of candidates andRead More
The Municipal Capacity Development Program (MCDP) has released a new issue of its newsletter, Inter-Connections. The January 2013 issue includesRead More
SUMA is pleased to see that the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Saskatchewan has proposed the creation of urban only ridings in the citiesRead More
SGI presented SUMA, SARM, The Saskatchewan Fire Chiefs Association and The Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association with the 2013 rates for FireRead More
Through the Community Rink Affordability Grant, the Government of Saskatchewan paid out more than $1.6 million dollars to 387 communities for 554 facilitiesRead More
A new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the "underinvestment in infrasturucture is not a crisis but a chronic problem inRead More
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and Communities of Tomorrow have signed a partnership agreement, paving the way for closer collaborationRead More
The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge, put on by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), continues. In a recent blog post and new videoRead More
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is hosting a Housing Outlook Conference for Saskatchewan on February 14, in Regina. You can checkRead More
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is accepting application for the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program to eligible airports in southernRead More
The deadline to submit your information for the second payment of the 2012 Municipal Recycling Bridge Funding Program is February 18, 2013. ParticipantsRead More
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has created a Gas Tax Fund Calculator to show how federal funding has helped communities across Canada.Read More
Regina placed third and Saskatoon came in fifth in the country for economic activity. Yesterday, CIBC released an economic snapshot of 25 CanadianRead More
In the lead-up to the 2013 federal budget, the Department of Finance has launched a nationwide public consultation and is inviting Canadians to submitRead More
The Department of Canadian Heritage is now accepting applications that could financially support your community's summer celebrations. Funding is availableRead More
The mayors of Saskatchewan's cities want the province to ensure growth is more than just a buzzword.
The Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is now accepting registrations for the winter 2013 modules. A listing of dates and locations are availableRead More
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched The Great Canadian Infrastructure Challenge this week. FCM wants to get Canadians more involvedRead More
SUMA wants our elected officials to be fully informed, and so we send out a handbook after municipal elections. Watch for copies for your municipalityRead More
Yesterday, Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter released the provincial percentages of value used to set property taxes for the 2013 taxation year.
Another issue of the Interconnections newsletter from the Municipal Capacity Development Program (MCDP) is available for your reading pleasure. The latestRead More
The Ministry of Government Relations is leading the development of a Proponent Handbook – Engagement with First Nations and Métis CommunitiesRead More
The federal government announced the recipients of the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The $46.2 million fund supports, on a cost-sharedRead More
The Diamond Jubilee marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Diamond JubileeRead More
SUMA wants to congratulate elected officials across the province, as councils come together anew after last week's elections. We also want to take thisRead More
One of SUMA's partner organizations, the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), needs your input.
SPRA is collecting data on programs available
It’s great week in urban Saskatchewan. Today, citizens of Saskatchewan exercise their democratic rights by voting. The excitement continues tomorrow,Read More
You can now check out the agenda and register for the regional meetings happening next month. Each region has its own agenda, registration form and deadline,Read More
Five of the Top 10 Overall Entrepreneurial Cities are in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Lloydminster, and Prince Albert all made the list,Read More
SUMA is prepared to build on our partnership with the provincial government to help our province grow. Urban Saskatchewan is where growth is happening,Read More
Political columnist Murray Mandryk devoted his weekend column to talking about Premier Brad Wall's upcoming economic plan, and how the road to strongerRead More
The deadline for resolutions for the 2013 convention is approaching. We encourage you to submit resolutions anytime throughout the year, but for the 2013Read More
The Saskatchewan Municipal Asset Management team has put together an upcoming webinar called Getting Ready for Asset Management. Professional engineerRead More
Today's editorial in the Leader-Post points out the impact that urban governments have on the daily life of citizens, and urges voters to get to the pollsRead More
The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) announced a new pilot program called the Capital Rent Subsidy. The program is funded by the provincial andRead More
Right before the National Infrastructure Summit kicked off in Regina Monday, Mayor Pat Fiacco was on the Global Morning Show. He discussed the summit,Read More
The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport has launched the Community Rink Affordability Grant. The grant is a program for Saskatchewan communities to registerRead More
Saskatchewan municipalities' infrastructure is at risk, according to the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card. This major new study wasRead More
Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco appeared on CTV Morning Live Regina yesterday to discuss SUMA and the Partners in Building our Saskatchewan campaign.
This Leader-Post article, first in a three-part series, showcases the story of one of Saskatchewan's booming cities, and how growth is affectingRead More
Premier Brad Wall said in an interview this week that his government should remain open to funding for municipalities over and above the revenue sharingRead More
Moose Jaw Mayor Glenn Hagel used his regular column on Discover Moose Jaw to talk about what his city has been able to do thanks to a partnership withRead More
The Lloydminster Source included a letter from Mayor Jeff Mulligan highlighting the projects possible in his city thanks to SUMA's partnership with theRead More
The Estevan Mercury included a letter from Mayor Gary St. Onge highlighting the projects possible in his city thanks to SUMA's partnership with the GovernmentRead More
NewsTalk radio host John Gormley used his 60 Seconds with John Gormley segment to praise the Partners in Building our Saskatchewan campaign.
Video from the press conference launching the Partners in Building our Saskatchewan campaign is now available on YouTube. You can see the complete conference,Read More
Thursday's edition of the Lloydminster Source had the Partners in Building Our Saskatchewan Campaign as their cover story.
Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter's inclination might be to run the other way when he's offered a penny (tax) for his thoughts, but that doesn'tRead More
NewsTalk covered the launch of the Partners in Building Our Saskatchewan campaign launch yesterday in Saskatoon.
"The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities
Saskatchewan is growing as never before. Economic growth has helped our province and we will build on that growth thanks to a strong relationship betweenRead More
The Public Sector Digest (PSD) for September features an article from SUMA's CEO Laurent Mougeot. PSD is a monthly research publication thatRead More
The Government of Saskatchewan expects the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan will be announced this fall. In the next step toward puttingRead More
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Saskatchewan has proposed five urban-only electoral districts - two in Regina and three in Saskatoon.Read More
The latest edition of Interconnections hit inboxes at the end of July. This issue covers topics like communicating and how to do it best, community engagement,Read More
SUMA President Allan Earle joined representatives from across the province today at a round table consultation in Regina on developing a federalRead More
As part of the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit happening in Regina September 10-12, IBM is presenting the Morph My City Challenge. The challengeRead More
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 SUMA Golf Tournament in North Battleford July 12-13. Results and photos are posted on the 2012 Golf TournamentRead More
The federal government announced implementation of new wastewater regulations yesterday, after consultation with communities across Canada. TheRead More
Last week, Western Economic Diversification Canada announced they will invest more than $46 million in infrastructure for Western Canada. The fundsRead More
Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for municipal governments had a united message going into last week's meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta:Read More
MCDP will be hosting Saskatchewan's first inter-municipal conference on November 28 and 29, 2012 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre in Regina.Read More
At the June SUMA Board Meeting, students from the Policy Shop (a student-managed consulting firm run by the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate Students' Association) presentedRead More
Six Saskatchewan cities made the ranks for Canada’s Best Places lists, even hitting the top 10 in three of the four lists. Compiled by Moneysense,Read More
Premier Brad Wall reorganized provincial cabinet on Friday, May 25. Significant changes include:
Earlier this week in Ottawa, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Berry Vrbanovic spoke to the Economic Club about how our cities andRead More
"Today’s cabinet shuffle represents an opportunity for SUMA to work with a new group of ministers on priorities that are important to urbanRead More
Today, the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) and the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) announced a partnership agreementRead More
Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter announced today 15 airports have been approved for grants through the Community Airport Partnership (CAP)Read More
Saskatoon has joined a number of other Canadian cities in giving low-income seniors a break when it comes to municipal taxes.
City council on Monday approved
The provincial urban and rural municipal associations from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba met today in Regina to discuss issues of common interest.Read More
Alberta led the country in economic growth in 2011, followed closely by Saskatchewan, Statistics Canada says.
The Canadian economy as a whole expanded
On April 27, the federal Minister for International Trade Ed Fast publicly affirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to respect FCM’sRead More
As of March 2012 the requirements for voter identification for municipal general elections have changed. All voters are required to provide the properRead More
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (Advisory Services) in cooperation with
the Urban Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS)
The town of La Ronge has disagreed with the latest data from Census Canada, and has appealed to have the count redone.
That means workers will be out
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Saskatchewan, in partnership with Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, presents the 2nd Annual HousingRead More
On Thursday, March 29, 2012, FCM provided a statement responding to the 2012 federal budget on behalf of Canadian municipal governments. The full textRead More
“The 2012-13 provincial budget provides investments for many key urban priorities, despite falling short in the critical area of urban infrastructure,”Read More
The Government of Saskatchewan today announced that urban governments with a population under 5,000 will see an eight per cent increase to the per capitaRead More
Environment Minister Dustin Duncan announced March 13 that a datacall for MMRP starts this month. This datacall is designed to gather baseline informationRead More
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) is once again offering the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) Program to eligible airportsRead More
SUMA is pleased with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment’s March 12 announcement about the extension of the current Municipal Recycling BridgeRead More
Recycling programs in Saskatchewan will receive a total of $1.5 million from the province's Go Green Fund.
"The development of a province-wide paper
Excerpted from the Moose Jaw Times Herald (Carter Haydu)
SUMA has compiled information provided by Statistics Canada pertaining to urban municipalities which participated in the 2011 census, into a comprehensiveRead More
Excerpted from the Regina Leader Post, February 28, 2012
Plan to attend the Housing & Development Summit April 24-25 at the Ramada Hotel in Regina.
The first day will center around "Painting the
(Excerpted from Yorkton This Week, Feb. 8 edition)
The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association annual conference was held last week, and while
(Excerpt of article by Thomas Miller, Lloydminster Source)
At the 107th annual Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention at the
(Alison Sebastian, Grenfell Sun, February 11, 2012)
Local representatives were among more than 1,000 delegates representing Saskatchewan’s cities,
Census numbers for 2011 were released today. They showed that Saskatchewan's population reflects its growing economy, with a 6.7% overall growth,Read More
Following a February 8 meeting on changes to Saskatchewan's Environmental Code, the Ministry of Environment has provided a copy of their PowerpointRead More
The new Interconnections newsletter (January 31, 2012) is now available for download online, by clicking here.
Stories in this issue feature an overview
Delegates who did not submit paper evaluation forms are asked to give us their thoughts on Convention 2012 -- what you liked, what you loved,Read More
Several key elements of the SUMA 2012 Convention Opening Ceremony are now available online, on SUMA's new Youtube channel, SUMASask.
The Ministry of Environment is hosting another municipal focus consultation on the Saskatchewan Environmental Code. This event is scheduled from 1 p.m.Read More
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) is offering the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program to eligible airports in southern Saskatchewan.Read More
The handbook for the 2012 SUMA Convention has been uploaded to the SUMA website.
Those wishing to review the event's offerings prior to the
A guide is now available for those municipalities wishing to have public-private partnerships (P3s) for the first time. Published by the CanadianRead More
University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons presented Prince Albert Mayor Jim Scarrow with the University of Regina President'sRead More
Today municipal leaders are applauding the Government of Canada for launching a new infrastructure planning process that promises to stop the decline
On November 28, Macleans magazine ran a feature on the need for research, innovation and engineering as Canada's municipalities face an infrastructureRead More
Visit CBC Canada's special feature "The Big Fix" for information on Canada's crumbling infrastructure and how to fix it.
Canadian governments have identified infrastructure spending as a priority. But a big gap remains between what the country needs and what the public sectorRead More
In St. Anthony, they call the flow from their 23 outfalls "bubbles." That's really just a friendly Newfoundland way of saying raw sewage.
The fall regional meeting for East Central region will be held November 30 in Canora.
The agenda will be posted on the SUMA website regional meeting
Denzil was among a handful of communities recognized for national excellence in the 17th edition of the Communities In Bloom National Awards ceremonyRead More
SUMA is pleased to announce the release of its special Provincial Election edition of The Urban Voice, featuring information on the key urban prioritiesRead More
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards. For more information, see the SMA website at www.municipalawards.ca.
The South East Regional Meeting, to be held Oct. 26 in Stoughton, has been canceled due to lack of enrolment.Read More
SUMA's Board of Directors is currently performing a review of the Regional Meeting format and would appreciate members' feedback.
Please take a few brief
Highlights from the September 23-24 SUMA Board meeting have been posted on the website.
Please click here to access the highlight document.
In honour of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Department of Canadian Heritage is making funding available forRead More
A recent report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities underlines the need for municipalities to have a formal role in developing federal immigrationRead More
The Government of Canada and the Province of Saskatchewan today announced a combined investment of more than $55 million under a new affordable housingRead More
Communities of Tomorrow (CT) today released a list of the first round of projects by the new Leveraged Municipal Innovation Fund (LMIF), co-funded byRead More
REGINA — The Saskatchewan government has outlined an eight-year housing strategy to help potential buyers being pushed out of the market by skyrocketingRead More
In response to the extensive flooding that has occurred across Saskatchewan in the spring and summer of 2011, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and TheRead More
(from The Shaunavon Standard July 26, 2011)
The construction and installation of a 100-foot tall wind turbine, which will help power the Crescent Point
FCM´s First Nations – Municipal Community Infrastructure Partnership Program (CIPP) has just released the CIPP Service Agreement Best PracticeRead More
Municipal Affairs is pleased to announce the recipient projects of the Saskatchewan Infrastructure Growth Initiative Recreation Pilot (SIGI-Rec) programRead More
The Saskatchewan Communities in Bloom program is managed by the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) with sponsorship from Equinox Industries.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the Bridge Funding website has been updated.
All the information you need, including the declaration and receipt submission
Once again, SUMA is accepting nominations for the Honorary Membership Award, Meritorious Service Award and Scoop Lewry Award. The deadline for submissionsRead More
SUMA urges members to consider attending the Spring Regional Meetings in their jurisdiction. The meetings are an opportunity to learn about SUMA'sRead More
The following statement was released today by the President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Hans Cunningham, on the appointment ofRead More
The dates and locations of the 2011 SUMA Spring Regional Meetings have been finalized as follows:
Recently, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a $1.65 million investment over three years in an innovative redevelopment program for communitiesRead More
SUMA needs your feedback! We are looking to partner with a website development company to offer our members a website program that is simple to use andRead More
Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) released its federal election platform and launched its election website.
A press release
Recycling programs in Saskatchewan will receive a total of $1.25 million from the province's Go Green Fund until a province-wide Multi-Material Recycling
Overall, the 2011 Provincial Budget received a rating of "Thumbs Up" from SUMA. Click here to download a PDF version of the detailed reportRead More
OTTAWA – Today´s budget delivered a vital commitment to cities and communities to develop a new, long-term federal infrastructure plan, saysRead More
The Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture & Sport recently provided a listing of application-based programs available through TPCS and otehrRead More
UPDATE: The deadline for CAP applications has been extended to Friday, April 1.
Municipalities with eligible airports in southern Saskatchewan
During the 8th Annual Culture and Heritage Forum, SaskCulture announced its Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning grant program. The grant was developedRead More
This is a reminder to all participants in the Bridge Funding Program that all tonnage receipts for paper and cardboard recycled between July 2010 andRead More
From The Battlefords News-Optimist
By John Cairns, Staff Reporter
Premier Brad Wall made good on his promise to provide revenue sharing equal to a full
SUMA has implemented an electronic feedback form (survey) for delegates to the recent 2011 Convention in Saskatoon.
Your feedback is very valuable to
Welcome to SUMA's 106th Annual Convention: Connecting Voices, Strengthening Communities. The annual convention is an ideal opportunity to meet with thoseRead More
The close of the City of Regina’s National Infrastructure Summit marks a new era in how governments and industry plan, prepare and manage infrastructureRead More
More than 300 delegates from Canadian municipalities large and small gathered in Regina Wednesday with the aim of building consensus on a long-term planRead More
With snow blanketing the province this winter after last year's record rains, the province wants to help municipalities prepare for potential spring flooding.
In anticipation of the provincial budget, SUMA has developed its budget priorities outlining the needs of Saskatchewan urban municipalities. To learnRead More
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) is offering the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) Program to eligible airports in southern Saskatchewan.Read More
SUMAdvantage is excited to announce the launch of the new logo design! By using the programs through SUMAdvantage members receive discounts on productsRead More
Organized by SUMA, SEIMA and RCE Saskatchewan, come and discover the latest in best practices, through EarthCAT, and learn how to work the tools thatRead More
SUMA office will be closed at noon, Friday, December 24, re-opening Wednesday, December 29, 2010. The office will also be closed on Monday, January 3,Read More
CBC News December 2, 2010
The federal government is extending the deadline for the completion of infrastructure projects under its Economic Action Plan
By Angela Hall, The Leader Post
Saskatchewan voters -- whether selecting a mayor or casting a ballot for an MLA -- will soon be required to show identification
If history is any measure of what’s to come, Canada’s municipal leaders have good reason to worry about a possible new round of downloadingRead More
Saskatchewan municipalities are moving forward as nine regional projects, representing 52 municipalities with a total population of 520,000, are the initialRead More
Growth and opportunity. Security and compassion. Keeping your word.
Those are the values of Saskatchewan people and those will be the values of the new
Please be advised that the Southeast Regional Meeting, originally scheduled for October 27, has been changed to November 4 due to inclement weather. TheRead More
SUMA is pleased to announce that Ben Buhler, Mayor of the Town of Osler, has accepted the position of Northwest Region Director. Ben will replace theRead More
Don't forget that the fall round of regional meetings is just around the corner! Dates and locations have been finalized, and as the agendas are completed,Read More
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced today that the federal government will be “fair and reasonable” at the end of March if stimulus projectsRead More
Statements of Provincial Interest (SPI) identify the key provincial policies for land use and will provide direction to municipalities for orderly andRead More
Health Minister Don McMorris today announced a new Saskatchewan-based assessment process designed to better recruit more foreign-trained physicians toRead More
Province going ahead with new program
By James Wood, Saskatchewan News Network; Postmedia News September 16, 2010
The Saskatchewan Party government is
Urban housing construction continues to show substantial growth in Saskatchewan, particularly as compared to the rest of the country, according to a reportRead More
SUMA is looking for experts from towns/villages to be a part of the Saskatchewan Environmental Code Content Committees.
What is the Saskatchewan
It's not too early to get thinking about recognizing long-serving municipal government employees and elected officials through the SUMA ConventionRead More
Nominations are now being sought for the Scoop Lewry Award, to be presented at the 2011 SUMA Convention Awards Program in recognition of outstandingRead More
This is a notice to all municipalities: September is the deadline month for several available grants.
The grants include Building Communities Through
REGINA — Workers were beavering away on improvements to a park in Maple Creek in June when a series of near-biblical storms hit southwestern Saskatchewan,Read More
Four municipalities east of Regina -- the towns of Balgonie, White City, Pilot Butte and RM of Edenwold -- have joined forces to share the cost of deliveringRead More
“Today’s shuffle represents an opportunity for SUMA to work with a new group of ministers on priorities that are important to urbanRead More
People who want to find out about the impacts of climate change in Saskatchewan and information on adaptation actions can visit a new website at www.SaskAdapt.ca.
Premier Brad Wall recently released mandate letters to all of his cabinet ministers outlining the government’s priorities for the next 18 months.Read More
This year’s spring regional meetings start tomorrow. Regional meetings are an opportunity for members to find out what SUMA has been workingRead More
Saskatchewan Municipal Awards celebrated another year of excellence and best practices in the municipal sector on May 14th, 2010 at the Ramada Hotel inRead More
REGINA — Senator Pamela Wallin said the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards — presented at a luncheon in Regina on Friday — show the specialRead More
The SUMA Convention Planning Committee is reviewing the annual convention format and needs the members input. Click here to provide your feedback.
SUMA is pleased to hear that the Ministry of Environment is ready to proceed with the development of a province-wide Multi-Material Recycling ProgramRead More
KPMG released its 2010 Competitive Alternatives Study today that ranks Saskatchewan's four major cities in the top 20 per cent of a 112 city comparison.
On March 25, the Minister of Environment announced that municipal recycling programs will be getting $1.75 million from the province’s Go GreenRead More
On February 12, 2010, Canada and the United States signed an agreement that will allow Canadian companies to participate in U.S. infrastructure projectsRead More
FCM provided a member advisory last week that addressed the fact that federal economic stimulus spending ends on March 31, 2011. Despite many municipalRead More
Saskatchewan’s urban municipalities are pleased with Minister Harrison’s announcement today of proposed legislation to implement four yearRead More
Welcome to SUMA's 105th Annual Convention: Building Momentum. The annual convention is an ideal opportunity to meet with those who share a common visionRead More
SUMA and FCM continue to encourage municipalities across Canada to donate to established relief organizations and to report their contribution to FCMRead More
On January 14th, SUMA’s Executive met with Premier Brad Wall and Minister Jeremy Harrison to discuss the status of the Municipal Operating Grant.Read More
Saskatchewan municipal representatives are very concerned with the government’s comments related to potential cuts to the Municipal Operating GrantRead More
Saskatchewan Finance Minister Rod Gantefoer says he may not be able to boost municipal operating grants as much as he had promised in the spring budget.
A couple things to note when you are navigating this site. The SUMA logo at the top left is your 'home' button that will take you to the home pageRead More
Potential users of the province's new public safety radio telecommunications network will see their monthly operating fees and purchase of compatibleRead More
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health has updated H1N1 information on its website. The Flu Decision Chart is available toRead More
The Government of Saskatchewan and the municipal sector committed to creating a Municipal Sector Strategic Plan (MSSP) to support cities, communitiesRead More
The provincial government has introduced the Northern Municipalities Act, 2009, a consistent, strengthened foundation for municipal government which respondsRead More
Martensville and Meadow Lake officially became Saskatchewan's 14th and 15th cities following municipal elections held last week.
"This is the first
Municipal Affairs Minister Jeremy Harrison highlighted municipal investment, growth and momentum in his mid-term update at the Saskatchewan Association
Congratulations to everyone that was successful in Wednesday's Saskatchewan Civic Elections. SUMA looks forward to working with all municipal leadersRead More
Another 10 projects have been approved for Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program funding in Saskatchewan, bringing the total to 97 projects.Read More
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has sent a package of information directly to municipalities to help them understand and prepare for a possible H1N1Read More
The Saskatchewan Municipal Tangible Capital Asset (TCA) Reporting Project is pleased to announce the launch of the Municipal TCA Support Program. ThisRead More
In an effort to combat illegal drug use and its associated criminal activities in northern Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and
Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan MinisterRead More