The president of SARM is encouraging rural municipalities to join the Crimestoppers network existing in their respective communities.
Ray Orb says the crime rate in rural Saskatchewan has risen over the last few years and joining a network like Crimestoppers could help to lower that number.
“We’re urging rural municipalities to please contribute,” he said. “SARMS can become a member of the Crimestoppers program, essentially by paying a $200 fee.”
“We think that’s money well invested.”
Orb also commented on provincial revenue sharing, to which he has a mixed reaction to.
He said he pleased Minister of Government Relations Warren Kaeding hasn’t altered the formula to lower funding, he’s not thrilled the money in a separate distribution fund is lower than that of last years.
“A bout of taxation, tickets of 1% of the TSC that’s dropping as well this year, the province has actually locked that number in for the next two years,” stated Orb.
“So I think that’s somewhat comforting for rural municipalities.”