Dec. 21, 2016
For Immediate Release December 21, 2016
Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program a Step in the Right Direction
On December 13, 2016, the Federal Government announced changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program; specifically, scrapping the “four in, four out” rule which limited an international employees’ stay in Canada to four years. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) believes that this change and others outlined by the Government last week are positive...
Nov. 23, 2016
We all know that we had some pretty crazy weather this year. The early snow in early October threw off the harvest season for our farmers, however the unseasonably warm weather in November extended the season for those who still had crops to get off. We thought the fair weather during our Midterm Convention would affect our attendance numbers, so this year on our attendance map we also included the crop districts showing percentage harvested. We were curious to see if the percentage of...
Nov. 7, 2016
For Immediate Release November 7, 2016
SARM Encouraged by Minister Garneau’s Transportation 2030 Speech
The Federal Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, recently gave a speech on The Future of Transportation in Canada. Many of the items highlighted in the speech are encouraging for the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) as one of its focuses is on rail transportation; specifically, how to improve grain transportation.
After the 2013-14 back-log in grain, the...
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Nov. 4, 2016
For Immediate Release November 4, 2016
SARM Midterm Convention – November 9 & 10, 2016
SARM will hold its Midterm Convention next week on November 9 & 10 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.
SARM President Ray Orb will kick off the Convention with the President’s Address at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9. The Honourable Donna Harpauer will address SARM delegates as the Minister of Government Relations for the first time at 10:15 a.m.
Recipients of the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards...