Aug. 24, 2020
SARM’s 116th Annual Convention is going digital March 8-12, 2021.
With the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) will be hosting its first ever digital convention in 2021. SARM is committed to ensuring delegates have the same opportunity to dialogue with Ministers, debate resolutions, and participate in elections. Registration details and the agenda will be communicated in the months...
Mar. 19, 2020
For Immediate Release March 19, 2020
How the 2020 Provincial Budget Affects Rural Saskatchewan
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) appreciates the 2020 Provincial Budget’s increased dollars to initiatives and programs that benefit rural Saskatchewan.
The new budget increases municipal revenue sharing to $278 million, $27 million more than the previous year. RMs will receive $79 million. Municipal revenue sharing is a reliable funding resource that RMs...
Mar. 16, 2020
SARM Response and Recommendations Regarding COVID-19
SARM wishes to reassure our members that we are taking measures in our operations to reduce the risk of exposure for our organization and membership. We are working to ensure that our services and ability to respond to your needs will not be adversely affected as this situation evolves. If you are looking for up to date medical information and advisories please visit the province’s emerging public health issues page for the most current...
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Mar. 5, 2020
For Immediate Release March 5, 2020
SARM unhappy with PMRA decision to pull strychnine
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is appalled to learn that the Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has made final decision to cancel the approved use of strychnine to control Richardson Ground Squirrels (RGS). The PMRA’s decision is based on anecdotal assumptions, not recent research. In 2019, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture (SMA) completed a study on the...