October 9, 2018
$896 Million in Federal Funding for Saskatchewan Infrastructure Projects

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have signed an integrated bilateral agreement that will provide $896 million over 10 years in federal funding for infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan.

Canada's federal government is investing in public transit, green infrastructure, community, cultural, and recreational infrastructure projects, and rural and northern community infrastructure projects.

Watch the Urban Update to learn how to apply for funding. We will send out further information when details become available. Projects funded through the Investing in Canada plan will be cost shared between the federal government, provincial government, and municipalities.
Six Things for Municipalities to Consider under the Cannabis Act

The Cannabis Act is coming into force on October 17. What does that mean for your hometown?

Miller Thomson LLP has six things for your municipality to consider under the Cannabis Act .
A Wrap on Regionals

The 2018 Regional Meetings wrapped up last week after visits to seven of our regions. A big thank you to the SUMA Regional Directors for their enthusiasm and coordination of these meetings, and to all of the host communities for the hospitality. And of course, thanks to all the attendees. We value this chance to get your feedback, hear your issues, and talk to you face to face. President Barnhart was pleased to be able to meet and discuss the matters important to your hometowns.

Watch our website for presentations as they become available.

If you attended your region’s meeting, we want to hear from you. Please fill out our event survey and let us know what was done well and what we can look at improving in 2019.
Meet the Mentors of the Municipal Peer Network
Richard Dolezsar - CAO
Town of Hudson Bay
Richard has nearly 40 years experience in municipal administration. As a peer mentor, Richard is excited to support the profession that has provided him with a challenging and rewarding career.

Randy Donauer - Councillor
City of Saskatoon
Randy has eight years of council experience. A certified professional director with governance training, Randy is drawing on his experience and training to help fellow municipal leaders.

Meet all the mentors at: www.saskpeernetwork.org/mentors.
Local Government Week
We are excited to share that a joint request from SUMA, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association to officially proclaim the week of November 12-16 as Local Government Week is being processed by the provincial government.

Recognizing Local Government Week gives us an opportunity to highlight the work of local governments. The call to recognize this week emerged through discussions between our organizations as an opportunity to increase awareness and engagement in our systems of local democracy.

You're encouraged to mark you calendars and think of ways to highlight Local Government Week in your hometown.

We'll send out more information and details about Local Government Week when it becomes available.
Capacity Building: Asset Management Training

Build on your knowledge of asset management with free webinars from Asset Management Saskatchewan!

Take in a free, three-part webinar series that focuses on key areas of asset management.

The webinar series begins October 22 with Levels of Service Development.

Want to immerse yourself in asset management? Register for a three-day workshop focusing on the entire asset management process.

Workshops are happening this November in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. Space is limited, so register now!
Capacity Building: Labour Relations Webinars

The Employment Standards Division of the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety is hosting a series of free webinars to raise awareness about employment standards.

Webinars will cover a variety of topics including overtime, scheduling, time banks, modified work arrangements, and more.

Each webinar will be approximately 45 minutes long, and will include a question period.

The next webinar is happening October 17. Overview of Employment Standards will provide an overview of the basic rules of employment under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act: Employment Standards.
Don't Miss the Regional Round-Up

Are you interested in hearing from industry experts on waste management?

Join the Association of Regional Waste Management Authorities of Saskatchewan October 26 in Saskatoon for their Regional Round-Up.

Learn about the provincial climate change strategy, the future of recycling, and more.

The Round-Up is being held at the Courtyard by Marriot, located near the Saskatoon Airport, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register now to reserve your spot!
Become a SaskPower Generation Partner

To meet emission goals and add 70 MW of renewable and carbon-neutral customer-generated electricity, SaskPower has launched the Power Generation Partner Program.

The new program, which replaces the former Small Power Producers and Flare Gas Power programs, allows customers to sell all the power they generate. There is an annual program cap of 10 MW per year for renewable technologies and 25 MW per year for carbon neutral technologies.

Applications are being accepted from 10 a.m. November 15 to 11:59 p.m. November 30.
Upcoming Events
SUMA Webinar
(Happening this October. Date to be announced.)

(February 3-6)
Did you know...

We record almost all of our webinars! This means if you register for a webinar but can't make the live event, you can still take in the presentation. We send the recording directly to your inbox, so you can watch it whenever you want.

Webinar recordings are also available for purchase. Visit the presentations page on our website for all available webinars.
Classifieds and Grants

For Sale

Find the latest listings by visiting the SUMA Classifieds section of our website, under the Programs and Services tab.
Have a position to fill or an item to sell? Submit your ad on our website.

Upcoming Deadlines

For a full listing of grants, check the Grants section of our website under the Resources tab.
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Procurement Matters! Seminar 2018
Wednesday, November 7
Ramada Plaza, 1818 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4P 0R1
Procurement rules, strategies, and approaches are always evolving. Don’t get left behind; learn how to maintain and improve your procurement and contract game plans by incorporating new information and skills.
Who should attend? Senior management, procurement professionals and in-house lawyers from the public and private sectors, as well as consulting architects and engineers working on public infrastructure projects.
Qualifies for 3.0 Supply Chain Management Professional CPD credits, 5.5 Certified Public Procurement Officer Buyer Contact hours.

Thank you for reading this week's Urban Update. We welcome your comments.
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