The Government of Saskatchewan extends deepest condolences to all the families and friends of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.  Support services and resources are available

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1. New Government of Saskatchewan Website

If you have looked for Government Relations information online recently, you may have noticed that our content is now on the Government of Saskatchewan’s new website, saskatchewan.ca

Saskatchewan.ca was designed with the purpose of providing the information in a way that was easily accessible to citizens, rather than reflecting the internal structure of government.  That’s why you’ll find information organized into four broad categories of “Live,” “Work,” “Play” and “Government” rather than information sorted and categorized by ministry.

The new website is also more compatible with mobile devices, and is easier to view from your smart phone or tablet.

Most of the Government Relations’ content of interest to municipal administrators can be found at the following links: 

Saskatchewan.ca is a multi-year project.  The site continues to be a work in progress and we’ll continue to fine-tune the content as the project moves forward.

If you have any concerns or questions, please let us know so that we can pass on to the site’s administrators. 

Email:  Muninfo@gov.sk.ca

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2. Training Opportunities in 2015

Property Assessment and Taxation Workshops for Municipal Elected Official and Administrators

One of the most important roles for elected municipal officials is to set municipal tax policy and generate revenue for local services.  Property assessment is a key element in setting municipal tax policy.  Good decision making occurs when all municipal officials are knowledgeable about the responsibilities and processes for property assessment and tax policy. 

As a joint training initiative, throughout 2015, the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) and the Ministry of Government Relations will be offering a series of workshops that focus on the property assessment and municipal tax policy processes.   Information on dates and locations for the workshops will be included in future issues of Municipalities Today and located on the Training Workshops and Advisory Services web page.

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3. City of Regina Wins SPPI Award

The Saskatchewan Institute of Professional Planners (SPPI) took great pleasure in awarding their first Excellence in Planning Award at the annual SPPI conference to the City of Regina for Design Regina

Design Regina was put together by a multi-disciplinary project team.  Working together with an outside consulting firm, planning alliance, the team developed Regina’s new Official Community Plan (OCP), which will manage and guide growth for a community of 300,000 people.  The OCP hinged on building corporate support, ensuring fiscal capacity, and implementing a comprehensive engagement strategy to reach out to the public, interested community groups and affected stakeholder organizations. 

Congratulations City of Regina on Design Regina!   

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4. Saskdocs

Saskdocs.ca is a one stop shop for physicians and their families wanting to live and work in Saskatchewan, Canada. We work with Canadian and international medical graduates, medical students, physicians, communities, health facilities and other partners to help find the right physician for the right community.

Saskdocs.ca newsletters, an online publication that includes stories about rural Saskatchewan and physician recruitment.

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