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Information on what's happening at SUMA and in the municipal field.

City Mayors Talk Upcoming Elections at Semi-Annual Caucus

October 17, 2019

City mayors and managers are meeting in Regina today for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) City Mayors’ Caucus to discuss issues important to the province’s largest municipalities.

“Cities carry a great deal of responsibility in Saskatchewan,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie, chair of the City Mayors’ Caucus and Mayor of Moose Jaw. “The City Mayors’ Caucus is a forum where we can define our common concerns and share potential solutions.”

The City Mayors’ Caucus brings together the mayors of Saskatchewan’s 16 cities, offering not only a forum to discuss issues but also an opportunity to project a strong and unified…

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Changes to Net Metering Program Impact Green Energy Efforts of Saskatchewan Hometowns

October 17, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is concerned that changes to Saskatchewan’s net metering program will impact hometowns building resilience to climate change through alternative energy sources.

Saskatchewan’s net metering program will be reactivated on November 1. However, unlike the previous program, there will be no rebate for equipment or installation costs, and excess power will be credited at 7.5 cents per kilowatt hour, down from 14 cents per kilowatt hour.

See more in the full media release.

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Public Safety on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s East Central Hometowns

October 09, 2019

Municipal leaders from 17 hometowns in east central Saskatchewan are gathered in Yorkton today to discuss the matters important to their hometowns.

Topics relating to public safety, including rail safety, are being discussed at the East Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). The meeting included a presentation by Marc Brazeau, President of the Railway Association of Canada.

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Energy Management on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Southeast Hometowns

October 08, 2019

Municipal leaders from 17 hometowns in southeast Saskatchewan are gathered in Whitewood today to discuss the matters important to their communities.

Energy management is one of the topics on the agenda at the Southeast Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Inter-municipal Cooperation on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Southwest Communities

October 07, 2019

Municipal leaders from 23 communities in southwest Saskatchewan are gathered in Shaunavon today to discuss the matters important to their communities.

Inter-municipal cooperation is one of the topics on the agenda at the Southwest Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Emergency Preparedness on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s West Central Hometowns

October 04, 2019

Municipal leaders from 12 hometowns in west central Saskatchewan are gathered in Eston today to discuss matters important to their communities.

Emergency preparedness is one of the topics of conversation at the West Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

See more in the full media release.

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Asset and Energy Management on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northwest Hometowns

October 03, 2019

Municipal leaders from 18 hometowns in northwest Saskatchewan are gathered in Duck Lake today to discuss matters important to their communities.

Asset and energy management are two topics of conversation at the Northwest Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Council Parity on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northeast Hometowns

October 02, 2019

Municipal leaders from 20 hometowns in northeast Saskatchewan are gathered in Melfort today to discuss matters important to their communities.

Parity at the council table is one of the topics at the Northeast Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Council Parity on the Agenda for Hometowns in Central Saskatchewan

October 01, 2019

Municipal leaders from nine hometowns in central Saskatchewan are gathered in Wadena today to discuss issues important to their communities.

Parity at the council table is one of the discussions at the Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Applications Open for the Landfill Environmental Site Assessment Program

September 30, 2019

The funding program designed to support municipalities conducting Environmental Site Assessments for closed or closing landfills is now accepting applications.

The Landfill Environmental Site Assessment (LESA) Program, a partnership between SUMA and the Ministry of Environment, is accepting applications from urban, rural, and northern municipalities in Saskatchewan who have applied to the Ministry's Environmental Protection Branch to close their municipal landfill.

LESA is providing funding for up to 10 environmental site assessments, with each grant covering up to $22,500 of the cost of completing an assessment. Municipalities are responsible for any remaining cost.

Application requirements

  • Be an urban, rural,…

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