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 medil information and advisories please visit the province’s emerging public health issues page for the most current...
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 ncel 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...
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Feb. 18, 2020
SARM’s Executive made a pre-budget trip to Ottawa today to discuss priorities that directly affect Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry and way of life in rural Saskatchewan.
Top of mind for SARM are the rail blockades and the structural changes that need to be made to the AgriStability program, given the increased uncertainty in the agriculture sector driven by trade disputes and transportation issues.
Equally important, are exemptions from rbon tax and rbon credits for...