The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, or SARM convention as it is more commonly known, started today in Regina. 

"This morning at 8:30," explained Reeve for the RM of Reciprocity, Alan Arthur who is in attendance, "was the annual meeting of municipal hail where there was three board of directors elected."

"The business portion of the meeting will start soon. It will be an update on what the activities of the board of SARM have been doing. And then we will go into some presentations by government ministers and outlines of what some of the programs are going to be in breakout sessions."

"There are presentations on clubroot, which is an issue with canola growers, solid waste management, crime stoppers, the breakout session with the ministers, a presentation from STARS, and the annual report of the municipal hail."

He added that he is looking forward to presentations by the ministers on a number of different topics.

"Quite a few of them had to do with current things that are being discussed, highways being one of the big ones in our particular case."

"I think the breakout sessions will be important. I think the bear pit session where you get a chance as a group, to speak with Ministers of the Crown in an open forum will be interesting. It's hard to predict what the topics will be, but it's always interesting when the delegates have a chance to talk with the ministers and the premier."

SARM will wrap up on March 16th. 


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