Towns and Villages Gather at SUMA Sector Meeting

More than 100 representatives from Saskatchewan towns and villages are meeting in Saskatoon today for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) annual standalone sector meeting.

“This is a great chance for our members to discuss common concerns and solutions,” said VicePresident of Towns Rodger Hayward. “It’s the third year we’ve held a meeting like this outside our annual convention, because the response has continued to be so positive. Hometowns are where innovation happens — necessity is the mother of innovation after all — and SUMA is happy to facilitate these important discussions.”

“SUMA’s smaller members have a lot of knowledge to share,” agreed Vice-President of Villages, Resort Villages, and Northern Municipalities Mike Strachan. “These meetings are where we get to work together, sharing what works and finding new solutions. Everyone wins when we work together.”

Along with time to discuss shared issues and solutions, attendees will hear from Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer and see a presentation on solid waste management, delivered by staff from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.

“I know I speak for my co-host Mayor Strachan when I say it’s a pleasure to host an event like this,” said Hayward. “We are especially happy to have Minister Harpauer joining us. SUMA and our members always appreciate the chance to hear from our counterparts in the provincial government.”

Source: https://suma.org/media

SECOND HIGHEST WEEKLY EARNINGS GROWTH AMONG CANADA’S PROVINCES | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

On a year-over-year basis, Saskatchewan’s average weekly earnings saw a 2.6 percent increase in March 2017 (seasonally adjusted), the second highest among Canada’s provinces, according to new figures released by Statistics Canada today.

The province’s average weekly earnings grew by 1.1 percent, compared to the previous month, above the national increase of 0.2 percent and also the second highest increase among the provinces.

“Saskatchewan’s strong and resilient economy is producing increased wages in the province,” Economy Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “This is in contrast to Alberta where weekly earnings actually declined by 0.8 percent year-over-year.”

Average weekly earnings were $1,008.48 in Saskatchewan, the third highest among provinces, an increase of $25.45 from March 2016.  With inflation factored in, Saskatchewan’s real wage increased by 2.0 per cent year-over-year, reflecting the highest growth in real wages among Canada’s provinces.

Nationally, the real wage (with inflation factored in) declined by 0.7 percent.

Source: SECOND HIGHEST WEEKLY EARNINGS GROWTH AMONG CANADA’S PROVINCES | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

« Older Entries