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Council Agenda for Mar 27 March 23, 2023


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City of North Battleford encouraged by province's budget March 23, 2023

The City of North Battleford is supportive of increased funding announced for several Provincial Government Ministries and departments that will positively impact the Battlefords region. The response comes on the heels of the Province’s budget unveiling yesterday.

“I am pleased with the general direction of this year’s Provincial budget,” commented City of North Battleford Mayor David Gillan.

“The Province has done well to increase support for municipalities and various Provincial government departments”, specifically noting:

• Previously announced funding for a second Crime Reduction Team (CRT) in North Battleford as a vital part of the Province’s mandate to improve public safety in Saskatchewan. The additional eight officers and support staff will assist greatly in dealing with violent offenders and improving safety in our community.

• Increased funding from the province through the Municipal Revenue Sharing Grant iswelcomed, and the stable predictable funding allows for municipalities to attain greater stability in budgeting. “The City of North Battleford often benefits from occasional funding or project-specific grant programs from other levels of government, which eases the burden on our local tax base,” noted Mayor Gillan.

• Projected Municipal infrastructure funding in the amount of $348.1 million is welcomed by all municipal leaders in the province as aging infrastructure is a top priority.

• Provincial funding announced for Indigenous-led projects in Saskatoon and Regina to provide supportive housing and wrap-around services for people experiencing homelessness is an example of positive government investment which would make an excellent addition to future budget considerations for other regional hub areas with residents facing similar challenges, like in the Battlefords. 

• The increase in funding for clients within the Ministry of Social Services.

• The City of North Battleford was also encouraged by the Ministry of Health’s announcement of an additional $22 million for staffing in rural and remote areas which should benefit this region and its residents. New funding regarding the planning for replacement of the Battleford & District Care Centre in the Town of Battleford was also a great addition to this year’s budget.

• No increase to Personal Income Tax and the Provincial Sales Tax this year, thus assisting residents of the Battlefords in these challenging inflationary times.

As previously indicated by the City of North Battleford, support at the Provincial level for a new college campus for North West College is a priority for advanced education in this region. Funding progress in future provincial budgets would create significant opportunity for students
and jobseekers in North Battleford and the City continues to advocate for this important development.


For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 |

2023 Assessment Roll will open Thursday of this week March 21, 2023

The City of North Battleford advises that the 2023 Assessment Roll has been prepared and will open for a 30-day period on Thursday, March 23, 2023.       

The Roll will be open up to and including April 21, 2023. During this 30-day period, any person who wishes to appeal their SAMA (Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency) property valuation may do so. Appeals may only be filed during this timeframe.  

The City’s external Assessor conducts revaluations of properties based on a 4-year cycle. The last revaluation occurred in 2019. Assessment in Saskatchewan are retrospective, therefore, the 2021 to 2024 property values are reflective of the market conditions as of January 1, 2019.

Residents who would like more information have the following four options:           

  1. The City will host an Open House sessions on April 12 and April 13. The Open House sessions are by appointment only. Appointments can be virtual or in person.
  2. Residents may review their property assessments on SAMA’s website. (
  3. Residents who would like to discuss their assessment can contact SAMA directly.
  4. Residents can request property assessments by City Hall, however, it is encouraged that residents should make an appointment.

SAMA North Battleford Regional Office          
#303-1101 101st Street       
North Battleford, SK, S9A 0Z5      
306-446-7665 or 1-800-824-2570

To book an appointment to view the Assessment Roll, participate in an Open House appointment, or for more information, please contact the Tax Clerk by calling 306-446-1706 or by email at   

This year, the City is also reminding residents that if they would like to change their designated school support, the same 30-day timeframe (March 23-April 21, 2023) applies. Those wishing to change their school support can email the City’s Tax Clerk with this request.           


For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 |

Planning Committee Meeting Agenda, Mar 20 March 16, 2023


Start time: 5:15 pm
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North Battleford Fire Department launches new pumper truck into service with traditional ceremony March 10, 2023

The start a new tradition for the North Battleford Fire Department marked the implementation of a new pumper truck into the squad’s fleet of vehicles on Friday afternoon.  

A “wetdown” and “pushing-in” ceremony, with assistance from local first responders, City Council, and City Administration kicked off the inaugural shift for the new truck.    

Just as it sounds, the ceremonial wetdown involved a blast of water from Engine 22, the aging pumper truck that is now replaced, to anoint the new vehicle. Guests and firefighters then took part in the push-in ceremony – and pushed the new vehicle into the fire department bay.       

“The new pumper truck has been a long time coming,” commented Director of Protective Services and North Battleford Fire Chief, Lindsay Holm. “It was really nice that our Deputy Chief Perry suggested this special ceremony. We haven’t had a lot of tradition in the Department so hopefully this changes that. It’s really a bonding experience for our firefighters and an opportunity to celebrate the City’s significant investment in enhanced protection for our community.”      

The event kicked off with a bagpiping ceremony featuring Jim Ramsay, while Elder Alvin Baptiste smudged the new fire truck, bringing a blessing and praying for the safety of first responders and community members.         

In August of 2021, City Council approved the purchase of the new pumper truck at a cost of $761,000, with the expectation that it will remain in the City’s firefighting fleet for the next two decades of service.            

The truck was manufactured at Rocky Mountain Phoenix and increases the reliability of the Fire Department’s fleet vehicles, lowers its maintenance costs, and improves overall firefighting capabilities. The new pumper truck officially went into service on March 10, 2023.            


For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 |

Council Agenda for Mar 13 March 9, 2023


Start time 6:30 pm
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