Oct. 13, 2016
For Immediate Release October 13, 2016
SARM Applauds New Rail Safety Improvement Program
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased with the federal government’s announcement of a new Rail Safety Improvement Program. Over $55 million will be available through the program to fund safety improvements on rail property, along rail lines, and at grade crossings. The funding announced is targeted at reducing incidents and accidents on rail lines.
Oct. 5, 2016
For Immediate Release October 5, 2016
Canada-Wide Carbon Tax Not the Right Approach
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) worries about the impact a unilaterally imposed carbon tax will have on families and agriculture producers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that provinces have until 2018 to implement a tax on carbon or a cap and trade system with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) generated from burning fuels. If a province or...
Oct. 4, 2016
Since 1905, SARM has been advocating on behalf of all RMs across Saskatchewan on matters that affect your ability to govern your communities effectively. We’ve done so by ensuring your collective voice is heard by senior levels of government at key points in the decision-making process.
A part of this advocacy strategy has also been to build your own capacity to engage in these efforts at the local level. In the past, information sharing was left to presentations at the Annual and...
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Sep. 26, 2016
Summer just flew by and Fall is creeping in, before you know it the Midterm Convention will be upon us. The 2016 Midterm Convention will be held in Saskatoon at TCU Place on November 9 & 10. The agenda is nearly finalized, just waiting on a few confirmations.
The deadline to have resolutions in for this convention is October 7, 2016.