SaskPower sells land to SARM for new office building

SaskPower announced today it has sold a parcel of land in downtown Regina to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), which will use the property as the site of its new provincial headquarters.

“SARM has been a passionate and energetic advocate for rural Saskatchewan for more than a century,” said Rob Norris, Minister responsible for SaskPower. “We are pleased this transaction will enable the Association to build a new headquarters and continue its work on behalf of rural residents.”

Located on the corner of 13th Avenue and Rose Street, less than a block away from SARM’s current office, the land served as a SaskPower parking lot before it was sold. The purchase price was $625,000.

“Our current location is ideal, but we are simply running out of space,” said SARM President David Marit. “We anticipate some active years ahead for rural Saskatchewan, and SARM must be ready to grow along with the needs of our members.”

Plans for the new building are underway, with construction expected to begin in the spring of 2012.

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is the independent association that represents rural municipal government in Saskatchewan and is the principal advocate in representing them before senior governments.

For more information, contact:
James Parker, SaskPower
Phone: (306) 566-3167
Cell: (306) 536-2886

David Marit, SARM
Phone: (306) 476-2600
Cell: (306) 476-7754