Jun. 1, 2016
For Immediate Release June 1, 2016
2016-17 Provincial Budget: Rural Perspective
The Government of Saskatchewan has released the 2016-17 Provincial Budget. Even in the midst of an economic downturn due to the decrease of revenues from the oil, gas and potash industries, the Province has continued to invest in areas that will support economic growth and development in rural Saskatchewan.
First and foremost, SARM is very pleased that the Government of Saskatchewan’s...
May. 9, 2016
For Immediate Release May 9, 2016
Disaster Assistance will be Critical in 2016
The devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, AB is a strong reminder that fire season across the prairies is upon us and that mutual aid and disaster assistance programs are critical for fire control and recovery efforts. The May 3, 2016 Daily Wildfire Report shows that there are 13 wildfires burning across Saskatchewan and that is an indication that we are experiencing more wildfire starts than the last few...
Apr. 11, 2016
The Census of Agriculture is now on the horizon. In early May, you will receive a letter from Statistics Canada with easy to follow instructions on how to complete your questionnaire.
Census of Agriculture data are the definitive source of community-level data. By drawing on these data, decision makers will be assured that they are acting in the interest of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations.
Farm organizations are heavy users of census data and draw on this...
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Apr. 6, 2016
For Immediate Release April 6, 2016
Employment Insurance Amendments
On March 31, 2016 the Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, announced amendments to Employment Insurance (EI) that will benefit Saskatchewan workers. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) believes that these changes will assist those experiencing unemployment due to the current economic decline.
The changes highlighted include...