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Minimal damage reported after fire at Aquatic Centre Sunday evening November 28, 2022

UPDATE: The Battlefords Co-op Aquatic Centre is now on target to reopen on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 1pm.

City Operations staff are on site at the Battlefords Co-op Aquatic Centre today assisting with clean-up efforts after a fire broke out in a dryer in the facility’s laundry room on Sunday evening.

The North Battleford Fire Department was dispatched to the pool at approximately 7:50pm Sunday with reports of smoke in the building. Upon further investigation, it was determined the fire was contained to the laundry room. The Aquatic Centre was evacuated and no injuries were reported. Fire Department units were back in service at 9:41pm.        

Operations staff report that the facility’s sprinkler system was extremely effective in extinguishing the fire. However, this has resulted in a significant accumulation of water in the facility’s lobby and reception areas. The Aquatic Centre’s pool deck and pool mechanical functions were not impacted by the fire in any way.  

City staff have confirmed the facility will reopen at 1pm on November 29, 2022. All regularly-scheduled programming will continue as of 1pm on Tuesday.

The City commends its Aquatic Centre staff for their efforts to keep patrons safe by performing a successful facility evacuation, and extends its gratitude to the Fire Department and maintenance crews who responded to the scene to assist. 

 
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For more information:

 

Candace Toma, Public Relations Coordinator

306-441-0713 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for Nov 28 November 24, 2022

Agenda
Start time 6:30 pm
Zoom meeting link
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City confirms Access Communications Centre reopening today November 24, 2022

With the completed installation of a replacement condenser, the City of North Battleford announced that the Access Communications Centre arena will reopen today.     

City Manager Randy Patrick says he is pleased the season will continue as scheduled for the facility’s user groups. “The Access Communications Centre is a very important part of our community’s recreational facilities, so being able to secure a replacement piece to continue service delivery was extremely important to us. We appreciate the immediate response from our City staff to get the facility reopened promptly, and we look forward to being able to host users again this week.”     

Those who would like to book the Access Communications Centre for available ice times may now do so by contacting the City’s Central Booking office at 306-445-1755 or email centralbooking@cityofnb.ca.

The City extends is gratitude to users for their patience and understanding during this mandatory facility repair.



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For more information:

Candace Toma, Public Relations Coordinator

306-441-0713 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

Budget Deliberation Agenda, Nov 22 November 22, 2022

Special Planning Committee - Budget Deliberations

  • November 22, 2022, Agenda (document updated at 3:00 pm)
  • Start time: 5:00 pm
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Planning Committee Meeting Agenda, Nov 21 November 21, 2022

Agenda
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2023 Budget deliberation dates November 21, 2022

2023 DRAFT Budget

The 2023 Budget deliberation dates are as follows:

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Overview of the Budget, General Government, Operations/Infrastructure, Waste Management, Water & Sewer Departments. Operations and Capital Budget.
Start time: 5:00 pm
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Fire and Protective Services, and Parks and Recreation. Operation and Capital Budgets.
Start time: 5:00 pm
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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Planning & Development and UPAR Departments, third party grant recommendations. Operation and Capital Budget.
Start time: 5:00 pm
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Wind topples City traffic lights at Territorial Drive/100th St. intersection November 16, 2022

Traffic lights at the intersection of Territorial Drive and 100th Street (southbound) are currently out of order. 

High winds in the area caused the traffic light standard to come down. Crews are currently working to repair the traffic lights. The City of North Battleford requests that all traffic heading southbound on 100th Street through Territorial Drive find an alternate route until further notice.    
  
To remain updated on any urgent notices in North Battleford, including traffic alerts and emergency notifications, the City encourages residents to subscribe to Voyent! Alerts. Download the Voyent! Alert through the App Store or the Google Play Store, or sign up for email, text, or phone call alerts. Full details are available at www.cityofnb.ca.


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For more information:

Candace Toma, Public Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

Snow Removal November 15, 2022

Our Roadways Department is busy removing snow from city streets. Maintaining an efficient transportation network is the City’s top priority. City crews require the cooperation of all residents to provide snow removal services safely and quickly to the community.

When shovelling snow, do not push the snow onto the roadway. Snow pushed onto the roadway creates a hazard for drivers. When snow mounds freeze, they become harder for plows to move and may also cause damage to the plow. Removing your vehicle during on-street parking restriction days will ensure crews are able to adequately clear and remove snow from the street.

Safety

The following precautions will ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians, and our snow removal crews:

  • Give space to snow equipment, operators may not see you if you are too close
  • Respect street closures for street cleaning, find alternative routes
  • Adjust for winter driving conditions

Plow operations

Our snowplows can only hold back a maximum of 20 feet of snow. If you have a driveway wider than 20 feet, our operator will use their judgment when releasing the snow gate. Only half of a double-wide driveway will be cleared, if two double wide driveways are next to each other. Additionally, if your driveway is next to an alley, the alley will be prioritized. To maintain scheduling, operators are unable to make second passes for properties.

Windrows

A windrow is a pile of snow that gathers at the edge of the road during plowing. A windrow is allowed to cover 50% of the sidewalk. If a windrow covers less than 50% sidewalk in front of your property, the windrow becomes the edge of the sidewalk. Clear snow from the sidewalk to that new edge. Any windrow snow that falls onto your property can be shovelled back onto the windrow. More information about windrows is available on our FAQ page.

Service Tracker

Request regarding windrow should be made on our Service Tracker, if:

  • The windrow is taller than 30 cm in front of your driveway or
  • it covers more than 50% of the sidewalk.

Please be kind

Our Roadway crews are doing their best to clear snow throughout the city. Threats to city crews will be reported immediately to the RCMP.

Council Agenda for Nov 14 November 10, 2022

Agenda
Start time 6:30 pm

Zoom meeting link
Webinar ID: 862 7460 8552 No Passcode Required
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Safety tips to keep in mind during extreme cold warning for the City of North Battleford November 10, 2022

With Environment Canada advising of wind chills nearing -40 today, the City reminds residents to exercise extreme caution when heading outdoors. A few safety tips to keep in mind: 

  •  Cover up. Frostbite can occur within minutes on exposed skin.
  •  Do not leave your pets outside. If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them. 
  •  North Battleford Fire Department reminds you if you are adding heat sources inside your residence, like a space heater, plug it directly into  a wall outlet and not into an extension cord or power bar. Turn it off before going to sleep. This is a fire hazard. 
  • Check on your friends & family to make sure they are safe. Look after one another.

Click here for the latest Environment Canada weather forecast for North Battleford.


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