Asset and Energy Management on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northwest Hometowns

Oct 3, 2019

Municipal leaders from 18 hometowns in northwest Saskatchewan are gathered in Duck Lake today to discuss matters important to their communities. Asset and energy management are two topics of conversation at the Northwest Regional Meeting hosted by the SUMA (SUMA). See more in the full media release. 

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Council Parity on Agenda for Saskatchewan’s Northeast Hometowns

Oct 2, 2019

Municipal leaders from 20 hometowns in northeast Saskatchewan are gathered in Melfort today to discuss matters important to their communities. Parity at the council table is one of the topics at the Northeast Regional Meeting hosted by the SUMA (SUMA). See more in the full media release. 

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Council Parity on the Agenda for Hometowns in Central Saskatchewan

Oct 1, 2019

Municipal leaders from nine hometowns in central Saskatchewan are gathered in Wadena today to discuss issues important to their communities. Parity at the council table is one of the discussions at the Central Regional Meeting hosted by the SUMA (SUMA). See more in the full media release. 

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Applications Open for the Landfill Environmental Site Assessment Program

Sep 30, 2019

The funding program designed to support municipalities conducting Environmental Site Assessments for closed or closing landfills is now accepting applications. The Landfill Environmental Site Assessment (LESA) Program, a partnership between SUMA and the Ministry of Environment, is accepting applications from urban, rural, and northern municipalities in Saskatchewan who have applied to the…

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SUMA, SARM Launch Harassment Prevention Policy Template for Municipalities

Sep 24, 2019

All employers have a moral and legislative obligation to provide a harassment free workplace. The SUMA (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) are launching a harassment prevention policy template to help municipalities respond to harassment in the workplace.  “The template is a tool for municipalities to ensure harassment is dealt with appropriately and…

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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 SUMA (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 municipalities have and the importance of a…

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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 SUMA (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 SUMA (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 SUMA (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 SUMA (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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