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Media releases from SUMA.

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 below. 

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Towns, Villages, and Northern Municipalities Gather at Sector Meeting

May 09, 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.

See more in the full media release below.

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Hometowns Deserve Share of Cannabis Excise Tax

May 01, 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 cannabis excise tax to Saskatchewan’s hometowns.

See more in the full op-ed below. 

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SUMA Appreciates Municipal Funding in 2019-20 Budget

March 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.

See more in the full media release below.

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SUMA Welcomes Federal Investments in Infrastructure, Broadband

March 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.

See more in the full media release below.

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SUMA Convention 2019 Showcasing the Hometown Advantage

January 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 hometowns. SUMA members get to bring their challenges and successes before their peers, the provincial government, and the media. This is a chance to learn about the innovative projects happening all around the province and celebrate the dedication of municipal officials.

See more in the full release below. 

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Media Representatives Invited to SUMA Convention 2019

January 07, 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, visit the registration desk to get your name tag and media kit.

Media accreditation helps SUMA better understand the needs of the media attending Convention, and helps us share information with you in an efficient manner. It also helps delegates feel comfortable interacting with the media, making it a better experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there.

Attachments:
Convention Agenda at a Glance
Urban Voice Magazine – The Hometown Advantage Issue

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Local Government Week Proclaimed in Saskatchewan

November 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 to 16.

See more in the full media release below.

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

October 29, 2018

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (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.

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Moose Jaw Mayor Elected Chair of City Mayors’ Caucus

October 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 Municipalities Association (SUMA).

See more in the full media release below.

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