News

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

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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Another Successful SUMA Golf Tournament

Jul 13, 2018

Thank you to the Town of Hudson Bay for hosting the 30th Annual SUMA Golf Tournament! It was another great golf tournament starting on Thursday, July 12 with dinner and comedian Tom Liske. Friday morning started with breakfast, followed by 47 golfers teeing off at the Hudson Bay Golf Club. This year there was a tie for first place, and the winners were decided in a chipping challenge.…

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New Municipal Peer Network Launched for Municipal Leaders

Jul 3, 2018

Saskatchewan’s local leaders now have a Municipal Peer Network to help them resolve conflict or complex issues. The new network connects municipal administrators and elected officials with highly-experienced peers, who can provide guidance, coaching, and advice to help resolve issues locally, use best governance practices, better understand their roles and responsibilities, along with…

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Towns, Villages, and Northern Municipalities Gather for Sector Meeting

May 10, 2018

More than 100 representatives from Saskatchewan towns, villages, resort villages, and northern municipalities met in Regina today for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) sector meeting. See more in our full media release.  

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Western Canadian Municipal Association (WCMA) meets in Regina

Apr 27, 2018

Today, leaders of municipal associations from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba met in Regina to discuss topics of common concern for the prairie provinces. The annual Western Canadian Municipal Association meeting brought together elected officials and staff from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the…

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SUMA, SARM, and FCM unveil Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization

Apr 16, 2018

As the date for cannabis legalization approaches, Saskatchewan municipalities are taking a big step forward in their preparation to keep citizens safe and well-served from day one. Following months of collaboration with a technical advisory group and legal experts, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), in…

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2018-19 Budget Maintaining Support for Saskatchewan Hometowns

Apr 10, 2018

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) is relieved to see that today’s provincial budget is maintaining support for Saskatchewan hometowns. In today’s budget, the provincial government is reinstating the SaskEnergy municipal surcharge to 109 of our municipalities who saw it cut last year. The surcharge will also be extended to all Saskatchewan cities, towns and…

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Happening Now: Asset Management Workshops for Saskatchewan Municipalities

Apr 2, 2018

Keep pace with asset management requirements by attending an in-person workshop tailor made for Saskatchewan municipalities. Asset Management Saskatchewan is offering workshops across the province throughout the month of April. The workshops focus on the purpose of asset management, the Gas Tax requirements, and the role of key asset management documents. Free webinars made for both…

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SGI dropping non-productive call rate to compensate hometown fire departments

Mar 1, 2018

Today, SGI will stop using the non-productive call rate for time spent by fire departments responding to motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) on provincial highways. Saskatchewan’s fire departments will now be compensated at a rate of $913 for every hour spent at a collision in 2018, rather than having their time potentially classified at the lower, non-productive rate of $549 per hour. The…

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