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

Local Government Week Proclaimed in Saskatchewan

November 13, 2018

The first-ever Local Government Week has been proclaimed in the province at the joint request of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA).

Saskatchewan’s Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding officially proclaimed the Week, which runs from November 12 to 16.

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Municipal Election Date Set for 2020

October 31, 2018

The Province has announced that municipal elections will happen on November 9, 2020.

Previously, the 2020 municipal elections were set to happen five days before the 2020 provincial election. The election dates are being amended so the provincial election will take place on October 26, 2020, and the municipal and school board elections will follow two weeks later on November 9, 2020.

Following the 2020 election, future provincial elections will be held on the last Monday in October, and future municipal elections will occur on the second Wednesday in November, unless it falls on Remembrance Day.

Though the move of…

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SUMA, SARM Support Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy

October 29, 2018

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) continue to support Saskatchewan’s climate change strategy and oppose the federal carbon tax that will place additional costs on the province’s municipalities.

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Moose Jaw Mayor Elected Chair of City Mayors’ Caucus

October 25, 2018

Mayors from Saskatchewan’s cities have elected Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie as chair of the Saskatchewan City Mayors’ Caucus(CMC).

Tolmie was elected during the City Mayors’ Caucus meeting being held in Regina today.

As chair, the Moose Jaw mayor will also represent Saskatchewan’s cities on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Asset Management on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northwest Hometowns

October 09, 2018

Municipal leaders from 18 hometowns in northwest Saskatchewan gathered in Maidstone October 4 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

The topic of asset management dominated the conversation at the Northwest Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Asset Management, Funding on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s West Central Hometowns

October 04, 2018

Municipal leaders from 13 hometowns in west central Saskatchewan gathered in Cut Knife October 3 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

The topics of asset management and funding dominated the conversation at the West Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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SUMA Welcomes Funding for Municipal Infrastructure

October 03, 2018

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) welcomes the signing of the integrated bilateral agreement between the Province of Saskatchewan and Government of Canada.

Today’s agreement will provide more than $896 million in federal funding to support infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan.

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Asset Management, Revenue Sharing on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northeast Hometowns

October 03, 2018

Municipal leaders from 26 hometowns in northeast Saskatchewan gathered in Melfort October 2 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

The topics of asset management, revenue sharing, and other funding dominated the conversation at the Northeast Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Asset Management, Policing on Agenda for Hometowns in Central Saskatchewan

October 01, 2018

Municipal leaders from 15 hometowns in central Saskatchewan gathered at Dakota Dunes October 1 to discuss the matters important to their communities.

The topics of asset management and policing dominated the conversation at the Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).

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Public Safety on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s East Central Hometowns

October 01, 2018

Municipal leaders from 19 hometowns in east central Saskatchewan gathered in Yorkton September 28 to discuss the matters important to their hometowns.

Topics relating to public safety, including policing, dominated the conversation at the East Central Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). The meeting included a presentation from RCMP Assistant Commissioner, Curtis Zablocki.

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