Aug. 30, 2017
In July 2017, the Government of Saskatchewan announced changes to implementation of 9-month primary highways. The 9-month primary highways resulted from a key expansion that helped to achieve truck-haul cost savings to support economic activities and to connect communities to economic opportunity. The 9-month primary highways were originally designed and constructed to carry only lower secondary weight loads. Therefore, weights are reverted back to the design loads (secondary weight) during...
Aug. 28, 2017
For Immediate Release August 28, 2017
SARM, SCA, APAS, and SSGA alarmed at the implication of proposed tax changes
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is teaming up with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA), the Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan (APAS), and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) to ensure that the concerns of rural Saskatchewan are heard as it relates to the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the taxation of...
Aug. 11, 2017
For Immediate Release August 11, 2017
SARM President Responds to Premier Resignation
When the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities’ (SARM) President Ray Orb learned that Premier Brad Wall was retiring from politics, he cited the commitment to rural Saskatchewan over the last decade under Wall’s helm.
“Rural municipalities have seen an increase in municipal revenue sharing dollars,” stated Orb. “And adjustments made to the Education Property Tax on agricultural...
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Jul. 24, 2017
For Immediate Release July 24, 2017
Canadian Agricultural Partnership Agreement Reached
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased that an agreement has been made between the federal government and the provinces on a replacement for Growing Forward 2 (GF2). The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year $388 million funding agreement that will take effect on April 1, 2018.
“It is reassuring to know the next agricultural policy...