SARM's President says he thinks rural municipalities have a better handle on the issue of rural crime, than they did about a year ago. Ray Orb says there are about 50 rural municipalities which have joined Rural Crime Watch and are working with the RCMP.
Rural crime and support for victims of wildfires will be among the topics raised at the SARM mid-term convention, which opens tomorrow (Tues.) in Regina.
Orb says delegates will discuss the need for government support for producers who lost livestock, grass and equipment in wildfires last month in western Saskatchewan. He suggests delegates may want to see coverage for fire, the things which aren't insurable through P-DAP - or the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program. Although he does acknowledge that would mean a lot of lobbying to both the provincial and federal government.
Over 85 thousand acres of pasture and cropland were burned and 770 cattle perished in wildfires last month in Western Saskatchewan.