Calling for federal fund to help cover infrastructure costs

Dear Editor, People living in Saskatchewan’s cities, towns, and villages rely on municipal infrastructure to go about their day-to-day lives.  This vital infrastructure includes the roads and bridges we drive on, the systems that treat our wastewater, and all the equipment it takes to ensure access to clean, safe water. After decades of underinvestment, our urban municipalities are facing a significant infrastructure deficit. We are confronted with crumbling roads, rusting bridges and sewer systems, and outdated water and wastewater treatment facilities. While municipalities own more than 60 per cent of Canada’s public infrastructure, they collect only eight cents from every…