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

Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network Expanding

April 18, 2019

The network that enables residents to receive reliable information about crime happening in the area directly from the RCMP is expanding. 

The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network was initially launched in March in southern Saskatchewan. It is now expanding to include central and northern Saskatchewan.

Through the network, the RCMP and its partner agencies have the ability to communicate directly with the public on matters of crime prevention and community safety. Citizens can sign up to receive crime watch advisories from their local RCMP detachments by text message, email, or phone.

Sign up at www.saskcrimewatch.ca.

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SUMA Appreciates Municipal Funding in 2019-20 Budget

March 20, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) appreciates the provincial government’s support of Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, villages, and northern municipalities in today’s budget.

Read more in the full media release.

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SUMA Welcomes Federal Investments in Infrastructure, Broadband

March 19, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) welcomes the Government of Canada’s investments in infrastructure and broadband, announced today in the federal budget.

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Funding Available for Infrastructure Projects

March 15, 2019

From now until April 30, Saskatchewan hometowns can submit their infrastructure projects for initial consideration under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The program is providing more than $896 million in federal funding for all types of Saskatchewan infrastructure projects over the next 10 years. 

Who can apply?

  • Municipalities
  • First Nations and Métis communities and organizations
  • Public sector bodies, such as utility boards
  • Not-for-profit organizations, such as recreation or community associations and boards
  • For-profit organizations who are working with Indigenous entities and/or municipalities

Funding is available for community, culture, and recreation projects, public transit, green infrastructure, and rural and northern communities. See…

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New Crime Watch System Launched in Saskatchewan

March 07, 2019

Saskatchewan residents located in the southern part of the province have a new way to get information about criminal activity in their area directly from RCMP.

The Government of Saskatchewan and RCMP, in partnership with SUMA, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, have launched the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network. Through the network, the RCMP and its partner agencies have the ability to communicate directly with the public on matters of crime prevention and community safety. Citizens can sign up to receive crime watch advisories from their local RCMP detachments by text message,…

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SUMA is Moving

February 13, 2019

SUMA will be moving from its current location in downtown Regina the last week of February to a new office space in Harbour Landing. The new office space accommodates for growth, which means more program offerings and services for members. 

Effective March 1, SUMA's new mailing address will be:

305 - 4741 Parliament Avenue
Regina, SK
S4W 0T9

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SUMA Convention 2019 Showcasing the Hometown Advantage

January 29, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is hosting its 114th Annual Convention from February 3 to 6. Nearly 1,000 representatives from Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, villages, resort villages, and northern municipalities will come together in Saskatoon for Convention 2019.

The annual convention is a great chance to highlight the exciting things happening in Saskatchewan hometowns. SUMA members get to bring their challenges and successes before their peers, the provincial government, and the media. This is a chance to learn about the innovative projects happening all around the province and celebrate the dedication of municipal officials.

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Media Representatives Invited to SUMA Convention 2019

January 07, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) invites all members of the media to attend the 114th Annual SUMA Convention, Hometown Advantage, February 3–6, 2019 at TCU Place, in Saskatoon.

SUMA asks all media outlets planning to attend Convention 2019 to complete an Online Media Accreditation Form for each individual by Monday, January 21, 2019. When you arrive at Convention, visit the registration desk to get your name tag and media kit.

Read more in our full media release.

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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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