2016 What's New
UPCOMING CONVENTION CHANGES
After much deliberation about the likely ongoing implications of COVID-19, the PARCS Board of Directors has decided to cancel our 2020 fall convention and to reschedule our next convention for Fri. & Sat., Oct. 15/16 in 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Saskatoon.
In lieu of convention this year, the Board is pleased to offer a series of free on-line learning opportunities for our members. Watch upcoming newsletters for more information.
Also watch for more details about the PARCS 2020 Annual General Meeting which will be scheduled in the fall as a Zoom meeting for all members.
- ONLY 3 WEEKS UNTIL CONVENTION
September 28, 2016
There's still time to register for our 2016 Convention on Friday Oct. 21st and Saturday Oct. 22nd at the Willows Golf and Country Club south of Saskatoon. Both Newsletter #66 and Newsletter #68 contain the convention program and the registration form. We feature two powerful kenote speakers: On Friday Diana Adams from KPMG will help you realize that there's a lot for councilors to know about FRAUD AND ETHICS. On Saturday, Kate Wilson, who leads the Alberta Government's program to stop invasive mussels, will help us understand what needs to happen if we are to keep them out of Saskatchewan.
- PARCS PRESS RELEASE
May 12, 2016
PARCS has, today, issued a press release in response to the press release from the Minister of Environment. To read that press release go to the NEWSLETTER page, #64.
- LEARN ABOUT AIM to STAB
May 11, 2016
AIM to STAB is the position paper of the coalition of organizations, communities and individuals who believe "AQUATIC INVASIVE MUSSELS - STOP THEM AT THE BORDER". Hundreds of groups have passed motions officially supporting this position. To learn more about these mussels and the fight to save out Saskatchewan Lakes, read the AIM to STAB document on our Newsletter Page (under AIM to STAB #63)
- ALLIES JOIN PARCS IN FIGHT TO KEEP MUSSELS OUT OF OUR PROVINCE
May 3, 2016
Three powerful organizations have lined up alongside PARCS to lobby the provincial government to implement compulsory checks at border crossings. The Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW) has passed a motion supporting our position as put forward in our document AIM to STAB (Aquatic Invasive Mussels - Stop Them at the Border). At their annual convention, on March 7-9, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) passed a motion by a majority of 91% asking that the provincial government establish checkpoints on all border crossing on our south and east borders and that infected boats be decontaminated before entering the province. On April 1st the executive of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) passed a similar motion supporting the STAB position. Last week a letter signed by the Presidents of SARM, SUMA and PARCS went to Environment Minister Cox asking for a meeting "to discuss our request and this issue in further detail to ensure work and action begin in time to protect our waterways for the 2016 boating season."