Leaders from 19 communities in east central Saskatchewan were in Yorkton last Friday (Sept. 28) for a meeting hosted by the Saskatcheawn Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA).
Randy Goulden is the East Central Regional Director for SUMA.
She says policing was top of mind, adding Saskatchewan RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki was here to field questions and concerns from delegates.
“Some of the things that we heard from other communities in east central Saskatchewan is a concern they have over the staffing vacancies (the RCMP) are currently experiencing and time that it takes the RCMP to get to their communities.” she said.
Goulden also mentioned Zablocki responded to those questions.
“What Mr. Zablocki said is we need to be the eyes and ears for the RCMP, if there is anything happening we need to make sure that it’s reported to the RCMP.”
Cannabis legalization that’s set for October 17th was another topic covered.
“There was some discussion around that, around policing in any of the communities that will be having distribution points,” Goulden said adding Yorkton has 2 such distribution areas.
Vehicle for hire regulations and multi-material recycling were also discussed at the meeting.