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Oct. 24, 2019
For Immediate Release October 26, 2019 SARM Comments on the Speech from the Throne The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is encouraged by the Government of Saskatchewan’s recognition of some key concerns for rural municipalities in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. We appreciate the mutual understanding of a clear need to connect rural Saskatchewan with the rest of the world. This is acknowledged by Wireless Saskatchewan’s initiative to invest up to $50...
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Oct. 1, 2019
The funding program designed to support municipalities conducting Environmental Site Assessments for closed or closing landfills is now accepting applications.  The Landfill Environmental Site Assessment (LESA) Program, a partnership between SUMA and Ministry of Environment, is accepting applications from urban, rural, and northern municipalities in Saskatchewan who have applied to the Ministry's Environmental Protection Branch to close their municipal landfill. Grant amounts LESA...
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Sep. 24, 2019
For Immediate Release September 24, 2019 All employers have a moral and legislative obligation to provide a harassment free workplace. The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) are launching a harassment prevention policy template to help municipalities respond to harassment in the workplace.  “The template is a tool for municipalities to ensure harassment is dealt with appropriately and promptly, advancing...
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Sep. 3, 2019
September 3, 2019 - The leaders of the municipal associations of Western Canada's three prairie provinces met in Edmonton on Friday to discuss areas of common concern. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) hosted the annual meeting comprised of elected officials and staff from the AUMA and RMA, the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), and the Saskatchewan...
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