News

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

Moose Jaw Mayor Elected Chair of City Mayors’ Caucus

Oct 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…

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Asset Management on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northwest Hometowns

Oct 9, 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). See more in our full media release.

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

Oct 4, 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). See more in our full media release.

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SUMA Welcomes Funding for Municipal Infrastructure

Oct 3, 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. See more in our full media release.

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

Oct 3, 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). See more in our full media release.

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Asset Management, Policing on Agenda for Hometowns in Central Saskatchewan

Oct 1, 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). See more in our full media release.

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Public Safety on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s East Central Hometowns

Oct 1, 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…

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Public Safety on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Southeast Hometowns

Oct 1, 2018

Municipal leaders from 23 hometowns in southeast Saskatchewan gathered in Kipling September 27 to discuss the matters important to their communities. Topics relating to public safety dominated the conversation at the Southeast Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). Read more in our full media release. 

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

Sep 28, 2018

Municipal leaders from 19 hometowns in southwest Saskatchewan gathered in Assiniboia September 26 to discuss the matters important to their communities. Topics of asset management and revenue sharing dominated the conversation at the Southwest Regional Meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). Read more in our full media release.

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Municipal Empowerment Tops FCM Board of Directors Agenda Attended by Saskatchewan Leaders

Sep 18, 2018

Municipal representatives from Saskatchewan joined fellow leaders from across the country in the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, to discuss the goals and objectives of Canada’s municipalities for the year ahead. Read more in our full media release.

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CSO Induction Training Happening this Fall

Sep 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…

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Funding to Improve Water and Roads in 46 Saskatchewan Communities

Sep 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…

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Have your say in the Solid Waste Management Strategy

Sep 4, 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…

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Municipal Leaders Head Back to School with SUMA

Aug 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…

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New Flood Mitigation Programming for Hometowns

Aug 1, 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…

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