Congratulations SMA Winners!
Last week, the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards (SMAs) announced this year's winners. The Selection Committee's chosen projects covered seven municipalities:
1st Place -
Downtown Market Square
City of Swift Current
2nd Place -
Saskatchewan's Outback: Community Branding Campaign
own of Carrot River and RM of Moose Range
- Youth Committee
Town of Kindersley
Regional Cooperation Award
- Legacy Regional Protective Services
RM of Wilton and the Towns of Lashburn and Marshall
Winning RMs will receive their awards at the SARM Midterm Convention this week. Winning urban municipalities will receive their award at Convention 2018. Thanks to our title sponsor, Affinity Credit Union, whose support is critical to this program.
Well done to all winning municipalities! Check out
the SMA website
for more details.
Members are invited to join us from the comfort of your own office for a free one-hour presentation on
at 10 a.m. This webinar will cover why and how wetlands are important in the Canadian prairies, and how wetland drainage affects Saskatchewan municipalities.
Registration is now open
Thanks to Dr. Pascal Badiou, Research Scientist at Ducks Unlimited Canada's Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research, for preparing and delivering this presentation, exclusive to SUMA members.
Last Chance for 2017 MLDP
You have until
Friday, November 10
register for the fall workshops
from the Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP). These workshops are a great way for new and experienced council members to strengthen local government leadership, and network with your peers.
Sessions start on November 20, and are happening around the province. The all-day workshops begin at 9:00 a.m., and your registration includes lunch and course materials. Check
the MLDP website
for the schedule and
Registration Now Open
Our online registration system for Convention 2018 launched today. Your municipality's main contact should have received an email earlier this morning inviting you to register. You need to use that email to access the registration website.
To make the process as smooth as possible, this document covers everything member municipalities need to know before you start registering delegates. Other details (including information for non-members) are available on the Registration page of our website.
We Want to Hear From You: Household Hazardous Waste
Step One to Save on Energy in Indoor Ice Rinks
Ice/curling rinks are now eligible to obtain a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score. It takes a lot of energy to create a maintain indoor ice surfaces, and this is a great first step to managing their energy use. Benchmarking with Portfolio Manager can help you set priorities for your rink. By measuring how your facility compares with other similar facilities across Canada, you will be able to identify poorly performing facilities, spot opportunities, and build a sound business case for targeted investments that will reduce energy costs. For more information on upcoming training and eligibility criteria, check out the Natural Resources Canada page on energy benchmarking for indoor ice rinks.
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