Town of Carrot River Budget Report – 2019

Submitted by Administrator Kevin Trew – Council approved the 2019 budget with a projected 1% increase in overall taxes levied over 2018 keeping in step with the reported 2018 inflation (1.1%). It is still to be decided later this year exactly how this will affect individual property tax bills. The municipality will wait until it received the final 2019 assessment figures from Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency before it calculates the 2019 base tax, minimum tax and mill rates for commercial, agricultural and residential properties.

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Petition launched on Canadian Parliament website in favour of federal standards for truck drivers

An E-petition has been launched on the Government of Canada web site petitions.ourcommons.ca, calling for the federal government to make changes that will standardize Class 1 drivers skills, training and licensing requirements across Canada, as opposed to the current province by province system.

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2018 Election Results for RM’s of Nipawin, Moose Range, Connaught and Torch River

Voters in Rural Municipalities went to the polls on Wednesday, October 24th to cast their ballots for the even numbered divisons, plus a few vacant council seats. Here are the results from some of those polls;

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Automatic PST Refunds on Certain Types of Insurance

Policy holders of crop, livestock, hail, margin/income, life and health insurance in Saskatchewan will soon receive a sales tax refund or credit from their insurance provider. Refunds and credits are automatic, meaning no action is required of policy holders. Read more about Automatic PST Refunds on Certain Types of Insurance
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Town of Nipawin By-Election Called to Fill Vacant Council Seat

The Town of Nipawin has announced a by-election to fill the council seat of Councillor Ray Serack who tendered his resignation from Council, effective January 11, 2018, citing personal reasons. On March 7th, 2018, the Town of Nipawin gave official notice that nominations for the position of one council seat are open and nomination forms […]

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Premier Announces PST Exemption Reinstated on Agriculture, Life and Health Insurance

Premier Scott Moe today fulfilled his commitment to reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for agriculture, life and health insurance premiums, effective today. Read more about Premier Announces PST Exemption Reinstated on Agriculture, Life and Health Insurance

Cannabis To Be Sold by Private Retailers, Regulated by SLGA

Released on January 8, 2018

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nation communities. Read more about Cannabis To Be Sold by Private Retailers, Regulated by SLGA

Saskatchewan’s Small Business Threshold Higher, Personal Taxes Lower in 2018

Saskatchewan’s small business owners can look forward to the new year knowing they will have the highest income threshold in Canada. Individual Saskatchewan taxpayers will benefit from a full year of the lower Personal Income Tax rates introduced last July, for a savings of more than $120 million in 2018. Read more about Saskatchewan’s Small Business Threshold Higher, Personal Taxes Lower in 2018