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SARM Applauds Addition of R.M.s to Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

SARM Applauds Addition of R.M.s to Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

Jan 31, 2024 | 4:11pm
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) commends the federal and provincial governments for including 10 more R.M.s into the Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program. Both governments announced yesterday (Tues) the R.M.s of Sherwood, Bratt’s Lake, Lajord, Edenwold, Lumsden, South Qu’Appelle, North Qu’Appelle, Bayne, Rosthern, and Britannia were added to the coverage area.  “We know those areas are […]
SARM President weighs in on Alberta pausing approval of renewable energy projects

SARM President weighs in on Alberta pausing approval of renewable energy projects

Aug 16, 2023 | 8:31pm
The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is keeping tabs on Alberta’s announcement of pausing renewable energy projects. Alberta premier Danielle Smith claims the pause was made after the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Electric System Operator asked for it in a letter sent to the government in July. However neither entity […]
Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Aug 4, 2023 | 4:51pm
The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has been busy this summer working on the drought issue. Ray Orb has been touring areas affected by dry conditions, talking with Rural Municipality officials and attending townhall meetings hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA). The conditions have been forcing R.M.’s to declare agricultural […]
An engaging townhall meeting with Cabri-area producers on drought and supports

An engaging townhall meeting with Cabri-area producers on drought and supports

Aug 2, 2023 | 1:43pm
Well over 100 people packed the Cabri Community Hall yesterday afternoon (Tues), where a townhall meeting was held on current supports for producers. It was hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association; also in attendance were staff from Sask. Crop Insurance (SCI), a few R.M. Reeves, SARM President Ray Orb, Sask. Party MLA for Cypress Hills […]
Pulse Canada, SARM glad B.C. port strike is over

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

Jul 14, 2023 | 3:46pm
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

Multiple Rural Municipalities declaring agricultural disasters as drought conditions persist

Jul 13, 2023 | 4:27pm
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 […]
Federal-Provincial funding will enhance a pest program

Federal-Provincial funding will enhance a pest program

May 3, 2023 | 1:24pm
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 […]