Information on what's happening at SUMA and in the municipal field.
September 13, 2018
Is your hometown looking to promote safety and enhance bylaw compliance? Have you considered a Community Safety Officer (CSO)?
CSOs are municipal employees who carry out high priority, low risk enforcement of bylaws and select provincial statutes. A CSO can provide a uniformed presence in your hometown, liaise with schools and community groups, and support local policing agencies.
The next round of CSO induction training is taking place November 5 - December 14 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert. Registration is open until October 25.
For program and registration information, contact program manager Gavin Nash at 306-787-0402.
September 11, 2018
More than $53.9 million in joint federal-provincial funding has been announced for 46 projects designed to improve water quality and enhance local roads in Saskatchewan.
François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding made the funding announcement today. The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, through the Small Communities Fund, will each provide more than $26.9 million for the 46 projects, representing approximately two-thirds of the total project costs. Recipients are responsible for the remaining costs.
Forty-one of the projects being funded are related to water and wastewater, four are road projects, and one is a disaster…
September 04, 2018
In its 2018-19 Operational Plan, the Ministry of Environment committed to implementing a solid waste management strategy in collaboration with the solid waste advisory committee, partners, and stakeholders.
The Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee was established in the summer of 2018. The committee is tasked with leading development and implementation of a public consultation plan with a representative sample of relevant stakeholders to inform the direction of the strategy and identify potential changes to The Municipal Refuse Management Regulations (MRMR).
As part of the process, the advisory committee is engaging with a representative sample of municipalities, regional waste management authorities,…
August 15, 2018
Elected officials from 30 Saskatchewan municipalities have headed back to school. From August 12-14, the municipal leaders were at the University of Regina filling their tool kits with new skills, knowledge, and confidence as they built networks with their peers around the province. This educational experience, tailored to the province’s municipal leaders, is hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).
Read more in our full media release.
August 01, 2018
There's new help available to hometowns with long-term flood mitigation projects.
The provincial government's new Flood Damage Reduction Program is designed to help municipalities in their proactive planning to address emergencies before they arise.
A total of $1.5 million in funding is available this year through the program.
Project proposals are being accepted in four categories:
Eligible projects will be cost-shared on a 50/50 basis between the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency and the community. Applications are being accepted until October 30.
July 13, 2018
Thank you to the Town of Hudson Bay for hosting the 30th Annual SUMA Golf Tournament!
It was another great golf tournament starting on Thursday, July 12 with dinner and comedian Tom Liske.
Friday morning started with breakfast, followed by 47 golfers teeing off at the Hudson Bay Golf Club. This year there was a tie for first place, and the winners were decided in a chipping challenge. Congratulations to the winning team - James Crouch, Dona Bedi, and Sid Kernohan; our other top place finishers - Gary Philipchuk, Sherry Pilon, Nicole Goldsworthy, and Rob Boulding; and Dennis Draper Award…
July 03, 2018
Saskatchewan’s local leaders now have a Municipal Peer Network to help them resolve conflict or complex issues.
The new network connects municipal administrators and elected officials with highly-experienced peers, who can provide guidance, coaching, and advice to help resolve issues locally, use best governance practices, better understand their roles and responsibilities, along with other related matters.
Read more in our full media release.
April 27, 2018
Today, leaders of municipal associations from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba met in Regina to discuss topics of common concern for the prairie provinces.
The annual Western Canadian Municipal Association meeting brought together elected officials and staff from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).
See more in our full media release.
April 16, 2018
As the date for cannabis legalization approaches, Saskatchewan municipalities are taking a big step forward in their preparation to keep citizens safe and well-served from day one. Following months of collaboration with a technical advisory group and legal experts, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and provincial and territorial counterparts from across Canada, have launched the Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization.
See more in the full media release.