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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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 SUMA (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…

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Media Representatives Invited to SUMA Convention 2019

Jan 7, 2019

The SUMA (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…

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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 SUMA (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. Read more in our full media…

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Municipal Election Date Set for 2020

Oct 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…

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SUMA, SARM Support Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy

Oct 29, 2018

The SUMA (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) continue to support Saskatchewan’s climate change strategy and oppose the federal carbon tax that will place additional costs on the province’s municipalities. Read more in our full media release.

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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 SUMA (SUMA). See more…

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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 SUMA (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 SUMA (SUMA). See more in our full media release.

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