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

SUMA Kicking Off 2019 Federal Election Advocacy Campaign

Sep 11, 2019

The Federal election has been officially called and Canadians will head to the polls on October 21 to elect Canada's 43rd Parliament.  Leading up to that day, SUMA will be bringing important municipal issues to the federal forefront. In advance of the 2019 federal election, SUMA is calling on all federal parties to present platforms that: create a new federal-municipal relationship…

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Hometowns Call for Share of Cannabis Excise Tax

Jun 13, 2019

Saskatchewan hometowns are calling on the provincial government to meet federal expectations and recognize the responsibilities municipalities have in cannabis legalization by sharing a portion of cannabis excise tax revenues. In the last month, nearly 50 Saskatchewan hometowns have sent a letter to Saskatchewan’s Minister of Finance recognizing that municipalities value a respectful,…

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SUMA Welcomes Closer Federal-Municipal Relationship

Jun 5, 2019

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) welcomes a closer federal-municipal relationship as discussed at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) annual conference. Officials from across the country, including representatives from Saskatchewan, heard from leaders of four national political parties during the annual event. Each leader recognized the crucial role…

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City Mayors Talk Common Concerns at Semi-Annual Caucus

May 15, 2019

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

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Towns, Villages, and Northern Municipalities Gather at Sector Meeting

May 9, 2019

Representatives from Saskatchewan towns, villages, and northern municipalities are in Prince Albert today for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) stand-alone sector meeting. Read more in the full media release.

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Hometowns Deserve Share of Cannabis Excise Tax

May 1, 2019

In December 2017, the federal and provincial governments agreed that provinces would receive 75 per cent of the cannabis excise tax revenues instead of a fifty-fifty split. These additional dollars were to support municipalities. But nearly one and a half years later, and more than six months since the legalization of cannabis, the provincial government has failed to pass on a portion of the…

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Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network Expanding

Apr 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…

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SUMA Appreciates Municipal Funding in 2019-20 Budget

Mar 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

Mar 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. Read more in our full media release. 

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Funding Available for Infrastructure Projects

Mar 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…

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New Crime Watch System Launched in Saskatchewan

Mar 7, 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…

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SUMA is Moving

Feb 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

Jan 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…

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Media Representatives Invited to SUMA Convention 2019

Jan 7, 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,…

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Local Government Week Proclaimed in Saskatchewan

Nov 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…

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