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SARM asks for more money for rural roads

REGINA, Sask. -- The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is asking the province to double its b...


REGINA, Sask. — The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is asking the province to double its budget for rural roads.

That was among the top priorities for SARM, as it prepared a wish list in advance of the provincial budget.

If more money isn’t forthcoming in the budget, then SARM president, Sinclair Harrison says, “rural revitalization, I guess, was a farce.”

Harrison notes that funding for rural roads has been cut in half over the past decade, from a high of $50 million.

Clay Serby, the minister responsible for rural revitalization, says the “heaviest haul roads” in Saskatchewan have not yet been identified. That may be part of the reason behind the lack of funding.


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