City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Archived News from the City of North Battleford

Community Street Mural Painting  August 28, 2017

Please see the attached News Release regarding the Community Street Mural Painting.



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Street Mural Painting August 22, 2017

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News Release August 8, 2017

One in 20-Year Storm Drenches City


A major rain on August the 8th commencing at 2:44 a.m. continuing to 7:50 a.m. has strained the City Storm Sewer Infrastructure. The amount of rain the City received is a one in 20-year storm, with approximately 59 mm of rain during this period. City crews are hard at work ensuring that all storm systems are open and that flooded street are blocked from traffic.

The public is asked to avoid driving through flooded areas and to be mindful of pedestrians and other vehicles while driving through any puddles.

City crews are assisting individuals who are experiencing flooding in their basements. If you require assistance, please contact City Hall at 306-445-1700. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with these above average rainfalls.


For more information:

Jennifer Niesink, Director of Planning and Development
306-445-1718 | jniesink@cityofnb.ca

Stewart Schafer, Director of Utility Services
306-445-1739 | sschafer@cityofnb.ca




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News Release August 3, 2017

2017 Capital Works Weekly Update

17th Avenue – 105th to 107th Street

Roadway reconstruction is complete.

105th Street – 11th to 12th Avenue, and 12th Avenue – 104th to 105th Street

Underground pipe work is complete. Roadway reconstruction has begun, but has been delayed by recent rains. Work is expected to resume next week and proceed for approximately 3 weeks. Roadway reconstruction work is being performed by G&C Asphalt.

101st Street – 11th to 12th Avenue, and 12th Avenue – 100th Street to 101st Street

Underground pipe replacement work has been completed along 101st Street. 101st street between 11th and 12th Avenue will remain closed to vehicles and pedestrians while sidewalk construction is underway. Some sections of sidewalk along 101st street will be opened in the coming weeks, when it is safe to do so. Access to businesses from 101st street will remain closed during this period. Roadway reconstruction work is being performed by G&C Asphalt.

Underground pipe replacement work is underway along 12th avenue between 100th and 102nd Streets. Drinking water advisories are in place at effected addresses. Sidewalks along 12th avenue will be removed next week, and roadway and streetlight and will begin. Watermain replacement along 12th Avenue will be performed by Unicon Pipeline.

This work will impede access to businesses in the area, however businesses will still be open and operational. Access businesses in the area through alleyways.

97th Street – 13th to 15th Avenue

Underground pipe replacement work is underway along the 1300 block of 97th Street, and is expected to begin on the 1400 block next week. Road closures and Drinking Water Advisories are in effect. Roadway re-construction will follow completion of the underground work and will proceed for a further 4 weeks. The project is expected to be completed by September 22. Underground pipe replacement work will be performed by Sanburn Construction, and Roadway work by G&C Asphalt.

99th Street – 12th to 13th Avenue

Underground pipe replacement work is scheduled to begin August 28, lasting for approximately 3 weeks. Road closures and Drinking Water Advisories will be in effect. Roadway re-construction will follow completion of the underground work. The project is expected to be completed by October 6th. Underground pipe replacement work will be performed by Sanburn Construction, and Roadway work by G&C Asphalt.

Killdeer Park Development

Grading and concrete curb and sidewalk work is underway, and will continue for the several weeks. Roadway work is being performed by G&C Asphalt.

Civic Centre Parking Lot

Reconstruction of the North Parking Lot behind the Civic Centre is completed. The area has been opened to traffic. This work was performed by G&C Asphalt.

18th Ave/Diefenbaker Drive/St Laurent Drive – 100th Street to Mckenzie King Crescent – Roadways

Roadway reconstruction work has begun between 104th street and 107th Street. The project is expected to be completed August 25th.

Road closures are in effect in the area. Roadway work will be performed by G&C Asphalt.

Henderson Drive/Amos Drive Lane – Buhler Ave to Territorial Drive

Back alley construction is expected to begin August 28 with September 8th completion. This work will be performed by G&C Asphalt.

Airport CAP Runway 12-30 Resurfacing Project

Work is expected to begin September 5th with September 22nd Completion. This work will be performed by G&C Asphalt.


For more information:

Robert Oberlander, Communication Coordinator

306-445-1710 | roberlander@cityofnb.ca

Bob Anthony, City Engineer

306-445-1742 | banthony@cityofnb.ca

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Crime Severity Index July 24, 2017

North Battleford Drops in Violent Crime Severity Index

 

The City of North Battleford is pleased to report that after many years of hard work by the RCMP, City Staff, Community Safety Officers, Citizens on Patrol, Neighbourhood Watch and the Community as a whole that North Battleford has had an 8% reduction in the Violent Crime and is no longer Number 1 in the Country in the Violent Crime Severity Index.   Saskatchewan had a 9% increase in violent crimes in 2016.

 

Unfortunately, non-violent crime has increased by 15% and North Battleford remains the #1 Community in the Country for the Non-Violent Crime Severity Index and #1 overall. 

 

A large number of these crimes are preventable and include:

 

  • Stolen vehicles because of keys left in the vehicle

  • Items stolen from an unlocked vehicle

  • Items stolen from an unlocked garage or shed

 

Mayor Ryan Bater says “City Council is very pleased to see a great reduction in violent crime in the Community and thank everyone for their efforts.  It is very good news that North Battleford is no longer the # 1 Community in Canada for violent crime.  We believe that is due in part to the increased patrols and added emphasis on Community Safety through our Community Safety Strategy.”

 

We also believe that the preventable crimes rate can be driven down if our citizens, City and RCMP continue to work together. 

 

We have developed a Public Awareness Campaign: “Eyes That Care” to bring this issue to the forefront and will be sending an information sheet to every household that provides some guidelines to combat these crimes.  We need to take away the opportunity for crime. 

 

  • Do not leave your valuables in your vehicles or in your yards. 

  • Lock your vehicles

  • Lock your garages

  • Lock your sheds, put up motion sensor lights on your property. 

  • Get to know your neighbours,

  • Be vigilant

  • Create a neighbourhood watch

  • Join the Citizens on Patrol. 

 

Together we can make a difference!


For more information:


Robert Oberlander, Communication Coordinator

Tel: 306-445-1710 | roberlander@cityofnb.ca


Jim Puffalt, City Manager

Tel: 306-445-1727 | jpuffalt@cityofnb.ca





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Severe Rain July 21, 2017

Severe Rain Comes to North Battleford

 

The amount of rain from the thunderstorm this morning and at 2:00 PM indicate this was a 1 in 5 year rain event.  A majority of the storm systems in the City were designed at least 25 years ago when standards were to design for a 1 in 2 year event with any excess to drain through the streets and other overland areas. 

 

The storm system is full and City Staff are making efforts in flooded areas. Please have patience, the system will drain over time.

 

Residents are reminded to not drive through standing water at excessive speed as it can cause damage and is a violation of the bylaw passed in the Spring.  Community Safety Officers are patrolling. 

 

Thanks to everyone for their patience.



For more information:


Robert Oberlander, Communication Coordinator


Tel: 306-445-1710 | roberlander@cityofnb.ca


Jim Puffalt, City Manager


Tel: 306-445-1727 | jpuffalt@cityofnb.ca





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Partial Street Closure July 19, 2017

Today July 19, there will be a Partial Street Closure on the 1100 Block of 99th Street. The closure will be in effect from 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and will be for street patching.

Street Closure July 6, 2017

There will be a Street Closure on the 1300 block of 108th Street today, July 6th from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. This closure is for water main repair.

Capital Works Projects Update July 5, 2017

Capital Works Projects Update

 

17th Avenue – 105th to 107th Street

 

Roadway reconstruction is underway, and will continue this week while structural granular courses are constructed and concrete repairs are made.  Paving is planned to follow this work.  The project is expected to be completed July 21, 2017.  Roadway reconstruction work is being performed by G&C Asphalt.  Underground pipe connection work is planned for next week at Diefenbaker Drive.  Water service disruptions and Drinking Water Advisories will be in effect at some locations.  Addresses effected by water service disruptions and drinking water advisories will be notified of details as the work progresses.  Pipe connection work is being performed by Sanburn Construction. 

 

105th Street – 11th to 12th Avenue, and 12th Avenue - 104th to 105th Street

 

Underground pipe work is underway and will continue for 2-3 weeks. Concrete repairs along 12th Avenue between 104th and 105th Street are expected to begin this week.  Water service disruptions, drinking water advisories and road closures will be in effect in the area.  Roadway reconstruction is scheduled for the following weeks along 105th street.  Underground pipe replacement work is being performed by Unicon Pipeline, and Roadway work by G&C Asphalt.

 

101st Street – 11th to 12th Avenue, and 12th Avenue – 100th Street to 101st Street

 

Underground pipe replacement work is expected to be complete this week along 101st Street as service connection pipes to buildings are replaced.  101st street between 11th and 12th Avenue will be closed to vehicles, sidewalks will remain open except in areas that are required to be removed to allow for pipe replacements.  Most remaining sidewalk along 101st street will be removed later this week. Street reconstruction is expected to begin next week and will follow for a further approximately 4 weeks.  Access to businesses from 101st street will remain closed during this period.  Water service disruptions and Drinking Water Advisories will be in effect at some locations.  Addresses effected by water service disruptions and drinking water advisories will be notified of details as the work progresses.  Underground pipe replacement work along 101st street is being performed by Sanburn Construction, and Roadway work by G&C Asphalt.

Underground pipe replacement work is planned to begin on 12th Avenue between 100th Street and 102nd Street on July 24 and proceed for approximately 3 weeks, with roadway reconstruction work to follow.  12th Avenue Watermain replacement along 12th Avenue will be performed by Unicon Pipeline.

 

This work will impede access to businesses in the area, however businesses will still be open and operational. Access businesses in the area through alleyways.

 

 

97th Street – 13th to 15th Avenue

 

Underground pipe replacement work is scheduled to begin July 17, lasting for approximately 6 weeks.  Road closures and Drinking Water Advisories will be in effect. Roadway re-construction will follow completion of the underground work and will proceed for a further 3 weeks. The project is expected to be completed by September 22.  Underground pipe replacement work will be performed by Sanburn Construction, and Roadway work by G&C Asphalt.

 

99th Street – 12th to 13th Avenue

 

Underground pipe replacement work is scheduled to begin August 21, lasting for approximately 3 weeks.  Road closures and Drinking Water Advisories will be in effect. Roadway re-construction will follow completion of the underground work. The project is expected to be completed by October 6th.  Underground pipe replacement work will be performed by Sanburn Construction, and Roadway work by G&C Asphalt.

 

Killdeer Park Development

 

Grading and concrete curb and sidewalk work is underway, and will continue for the several weeks.  Roadway work is being performed by G&C Asphalt.

 

Civic Centre Parking Lot

 

Reconstruction of the North Parking Lot behind the Civic Centre is expected to be completed this week.  The area has been opened to traffic while localized cleanup work is performed.  This work was performed by G&C Asphalt.

 

Centennial Park Pathway Paving

 

Pathway paving work in Centennial Park is complete.  This work was performed by G&C Asphalt.

 

18th Ave/Diefenbaker Drive/St Laurent Drive - 100th Street to Mckenzie King Crescent – Roadways

 

Road work is expected to begin July 24.  The project is expected to be completed August 25th. Road closures will be in effect in the area.  Roadway work will be performed by G&C Asphalt.

 

Henderson Drive/Amos Drive Lane - Buhler Ave to Territorial Drive 

 

Back alley construction is expected to begin August 14 with September 8th completion.  This work will be performed by G&C Asphalt.

 

Airport CAP Runway 12-30 Resurfacing Project

Work is expected to begin September 5th with September 22nd Completion.  This work will be performed by G&C Asphalt.

 

More detailed schedule information will be provided to property owners as it becomes available.  Updates on the progress of the projects are available at www.cityofnb.ca, or by following the City of North Battleford on Facebook or Twitter.

 

The City urges motorists to use caution when travelling through the work zones, and respect the safety of workers.  The patience and understanding of the public, residents and businesses in effected areas is appreciated during these important rehabilitation projects.



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