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Oct. 24, 2018
For Immediate Release October 24, 2018 The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) continues to stand up for rural Saskatchewan in opposing a federally imposed carbon tax. The Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday reveals that Saskatchewan households will face a steep tax hike in the new year as the pricing system comes in two forms: a fuel charge, which will be applied to production and distribution companies before being passed on to consumers, and an output-based...
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Sep. 28, 2018
For Immediate Release September 28, 2018 SARM Takes Rural Issues to Ottawa The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) will be voicing rural Saskatchewan concerns in the country’s capital next week. A team of Board Members supported by SARM staff will descend upon Parliament Hill to meet with key decision makers and influencers to discuss issues facing our members. Over the three day visit the group will be busy juggling multiple meetings with federal representatives...
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Sep. 27, 2018
As you are aware Health Canada wants to end the use of products containing strychnine for Richardson Ground Squirrel (RGS) control following a re-evaluation by its Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The PMRA has environmental concerns about the potential poisionng of non-target animals. Health Canada opened a 90-day public consultation period on June 29, 2018 the consultation is to conclude September 29, 2018. The timing on the re-evaluation decision on strychnine did not allow...
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Sep. 20, 2018
For immediate release September 18, 2018 Municipal Empowerment Tops FCM Board of Directors Agenda Attended by Saskatchewan Leaders Municipal representatives from Saskatchewan joined fellow leaders from across the country in the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, to discuss the goals and objectives of Canada’s municipalities for the year ahead. Representing Saskatchewan at the fall board meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) were Gordon Barnhart, President of the...
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