Cumberland College and Parkland College, which are currently operating as a coalition, have proposed a merger. Cumberland Board Member Brian Hickie attended the recent Melville City Council meeting to ask for the council’s support in the merger. Hickie argued that the merger would help secure the colleges’ financial stability while also increasing their geographic reach, brand recognition, and ability to advocate for rural and Indigenous communities. “If we have a strong regional college system, we’re going to be able to maintain a big presence in rural Saskatchewan,” said Hickie. The full merger would be expected to take place by July 1st, 2023. GX94 Radio| Parkland-Cumberland (PDF) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.