Many can feel the effects of the rising gas prices, including in rural municipalities throughout Saskatchewan.  

On Monday the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) called for support for rural municipalities.  

Reeve of the RM of Weyburn, Norm McFadden commented on the increasing fuel prices. 

“The last month and a half, two months, it's affecting everybody negatively, RMs as well as everybody else.” 

McFadden said the best solution would be to cut taxes on fuel.  

“To get help from the provincial or federal government, it's still the ratepayers footing the bill, right? I mean to me the answer for all this is let's just let's start cutting taxes off fuel.”   

He added that when it comes to the increase in gas prices, everything is happening at the wrong time.  

“We're coming out of two years of COVID basically, and now we're hit with this, so I mean the government has huge deficits to deal with COVID. They don't want to cut the tax too much because they're trying to balance the books again.” 

The rising cost of fuel is one of the many topics at the June Division Meetings which began on Monday. Division 1, which includes the Rural Municipality of Weyburn, has its meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 8 in Kipling.