Pulse Canada, SARM glad B.C. port strike is over

Jul 14, 2023 | 3:44pm

After 13 days, the B.C. port strike has come to an end. The B.C. Maritimes Association said in a statement they’ve agreed to a 4-year tentative deal with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, which represents 74-hundred workers. The deal is subject to ratification by both the union and employer, and it comes after […]

Multiple Rural Municipalities declaring agricultural disasters as drought conditions persist

Jul 13, 2023 | 4:20pm

The Rural Municipality of Dundurn has declared an agricultural disaster, as a result of ongoing drought conditions. On its website, the R.M. is also calling on various levels of government to provide disaster relief to farmers and ranchers. The R.M.s of Old Post and Arlington are other areas that have also declared agricultural disasters, according […]

Illegal drainage causing problems for Saskatchewan landowners

Jun 5, 2023 | 10:31am

Lane Mountney spreads a map over his kitchen table at his farmhouse in southeast Saskatchewan, pointing to yellow and orange arrows slithering across the document. Many of the arrows represent existing channels and ditches, moving across fields and out of wetlands to drain water. The arrows eventually make their way to a creek, causing what […]

Federal-Provincial funding will enhance a pest program

May 3, 2023 | 1:20pm

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing funding to enhance a program that helps deal with crop pests and nuisance animals. The feds and the province are providing $19.5-million to enhance the Pest Biosecurity Program. The 5-year program, through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, will be delivered by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities […]

SARM welcomes increased funding for municipal revenue sharing

Mar 16, 2023 | 1:17pm

SARM president Ray Orb says record provincial revenue sharing funds will be put to good use. Premier Scott Moe says rural municipalities will receive a record 298 million dollars in revenue sharing, up 13 percent or 36 million dollars from the previous year. Orb says rural municipalities are pleased with an increase, saying RM’s are […]

Premier Scott Moe outlines record revenue sharing with rural municipalities

Mar 15, 2023 | 1:10pm

Premier Scott Moe has announced record revenue sharing with Saskatchewan’s 296 rural municipalities. Moe told SARM delegates in Saskatoon almost 298 million dollars will be shared with rural municipalities this year, up 13 percent from the previous year. He says it is a jump of 36 million dollars from the previous year. Premier Moe adds […]

Saskatchewan Increasing “Doctor Incentive” Dollars

Mar 15, 2023 | 11:17am

Premier Scott Moe used his address to the SARM convention in Saskatoon to announce a larger bonus for doctors who work in rural areas. Under a plan launched in 2013, new doctors would be paid a bomus of 46-thousand dollars to work in Rural areas. Now, the government is increasing that to 200 thousand dollars […]

Health care and rural crime among key topics at SARM convention this week

Mar 13, 2023 | 1:17pm

Concerns around rising rural crime and health care will be among the key issues discussed at the SARM annual meeting, which opens Tuesday in Saskatoon. President Ray Orb says the provincial government has taken steps to resolve rural crime issues but it remains a key concern. He adds rural health care will also be an […]

SARM encourages young people to get involved in rural councils

Mar 8, 2023 | 1:31pm

SARM has launched a campaign to attract young people to join rural municipal councils. President Ray Orb says more young families are calling rural Saskatchewan home. He says having more young people on council ensures a vibrant rural municipal government. Orb says getting involved on council helps young people gain knowledge and advance rural development […]

SARM joins forces with SSGA and SCA to push for support for cattle producers

Mar 1, 2023 | 10:50am

  The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities has joined forces with two provincial cattle organizatinon’s to call for support for the Saskatchewan cattle industry. SARM president Ray Orb partners with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Associations Association and Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. Orb is worried about declining numbers of cattle producers in the province. He says the […]