Earlier this week Premier Scott Moe announced that the Saskatchewan Government is making changes to the Municipal Revenue Sharing program. In the 2019-20 fiscal year the program will see an increase of more than $10 million. The amount represents a four percent increase for the program.

“I think it shows a number of things,” The Honourable Jim Reiter was in Saskatoon for the announcement. “It shows how important the municipal sector is, it shows how important it is to driving the economy.”

The changes to the sharing formula was generated through a number of consultations with the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities. SARM President Ray Orb was appreciative of having input through the process.

“We appreciate the opportunity to provide input. Having a predictable funding on an annual basis benefits our members when it comes to planning for the future."

The funding program will see $1.5 million used by municipal partners to invest in programs that support good governance, capacity building, and regional planning.

“It makes sense to cultivate potential innovative ideas that can help,” Says Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding. “Ideas that can help improve services at the local level that are so important to everyone's quality of life.”

More details of the program will be available when the provincial budget is release later this spring.

More Local News

Farm Equipment Back on Saskatchewan Highways

Farm equipment will be back out on the highways for the upcoming seeding season. Drivers should use caution when navigating around these large pieces of equipment. Marcel Hacault is the Executive…

R.M. of Rudy & Town of Outlook Seperate Offices

Early last week the Rural Municipality of Rudy No. 284 and the Town of Outlook quietly announced that they would be separating their administration operations. The split will also see the R.M. of…

Rosetown RCMP issue 124 tickets over past week

The Rosetown RCMP released there weekly report for April 12th to 19th. During the week members of the Rosetown RCMP Detachment dealt with 8 calls of Assistance to the General Public, including 4…

How Resilient is Saskatchewan to Climate Change

Just a couple weeks after the federally imposed carbon tax was implemented. the provincial government released it’s first report, measuring the effectiveness of their own climate change strategy. The…

Carry the Cross Gathering 2019

There was a little nip in the atmosphere but you wouldn't be able to notice with all the smiles and laughter that filled the air. It truly was a sight to behold as residents from young to old from…

Local MP's Weighs in On Bill C-69 Senate Hearings

Numerous Saskatchewan residents, corporations and organizations voiced their opinion regarding Bill C-69 last week as the Senate committee made a two-day stop in Saskatoon. The Senate committee…

RCMP Searching for Stolen Vehicle

The Unity RCMP Detachment is asking for the public's assistance in finding a stolen vehicle. On April 16th, the RCMP received a complaint of a theft of motor vehicle. A 2007 GMC Sierra, white in…

WestCentralOnline.com is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide