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2020 Twinkle Tour Winners & Virtual Tour December 17, 2020

In an effort to limit possible gatherings the guided tour of the Twinkle Tour took a hiatus for 2020. The Twinkle Tour 2020 is available on the City’s YouTube page and for those who would like to take a self-guided tour and view all the entries, a map of the entrants can be viewed here https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Planning_and_Dev/2020_Twinkle_Tour_Map.pdf. Thank you to everyone who decorated their property and entered it into the 2020 Twinkle Tour.

The City of North Battleford would like to thank 1050 CJNB for their partnership in this community event.

Winners

Best Decorated House

First Place

Ray Seib1022-113th Street

Ray receives a plaque to proudly display, declaring him the winner of the 2020 Twinkle Tour and a private movie showing with admission for up to 35 people and a $50 gift certificate to their concession for a prize value of $300.

Runners-Up

Both runners-up receive a private movie showing with admission for up to 35 people and a $50 gift certificate to their concession for a prize value of $300.

Derrol LeBlanc at 2511 Blue Jay Crescent and Brandon Kotzer at 2062-96th Street.

Honourable Mention

Both honourable mention winners receive a $50 gift certificate to the Credit Union CUplex NationsWEST Field House/Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre.

Jen Hrynewich at 1901-97th Street and Hans Klassen at 1402-98th Street.

Best Decorated Block

Blue Jay Crescent

The street was judged as the best-decorated block in North Battleford. This block will have a street blade put up for the year for everyone to see that they were the “2020 Twinkle Tour Best Block”.

We wish you a joyous and safe holiday season!

Twinkle Tour 2020 YouTube link: https://youtu.be/pXWh-une5yE

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

Twinkle Tour 2020 Cancelled December 15, 2020

The 2020 Twinkle Tour has been cancelled. Social gatherings must be avoided to prevent the community spread of COVID-19.

Prize Winners

The prizes for the best block and best-decorated house will be awarded Thursday, December 17th. Two additional prizes for the runner-ups for the best-decorated house will be awarded!

The Tour

A map of the cancelled Twinkle Tour will be provided on our website. This will allow people to stay in their social bubble and participate in a self-guided tour at their leisure. Additionally, a YouTube video will be produced, showcasing the festive lights and hard work by the entrants.

Both of these will be made available on www.cityofnb.ca on Thursday, December 17th.

Follow all COVID-19 guidelines set by the Government of Saskatchewan. Visit www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

Council Agenda for Dec. 14 December 14, 2020

Full Agenda: https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C03-2020.pdf

This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Or Telephone: 1-778-907-2071 or 1-204-272-7920 or 1-438-809-7799 or 1-587-328-1099 or 1-647-374-4685 or 1-647-558 -0588 or 855-703-8985 (Toll Free)
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Structure Fire – 1300 Block of 108 Street December 14, 2020

The City of North Battleford Fire Department responded this morning to a structure fire in the 1300 block of 108th street.

Upon arrival, personnel found a working structure fire in the south half of the duplex. Fire personnel were able to gain access quickly and contain the fire to the main floor of the structure.

Three occupants were home at the time and all made it out safely. They credit the smoke alarm for waking them, driving home the point that working smoke detectors save lives!

The cause of the fire at this time is believed to be an electrical short in the family’s Christmas tree.

For more information:

Lindsay Holm, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-17
77 | chief@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

City of North Battleford Holiday Hours December 11, 2020

Listed below are the holiday hours for the City of North Battleford facilities, not listed are regular business hours.

City Hall

  • Thursday, December 24th – Closes early at 3:00 pm

  • Friday, December 25th – Closed

  • Monday, December 28th – Closed

  • Thursday, December 31st - Closes early at 3:00 pm
  • Friday, January 1st 2021 – Closed

 

CUplex NationsWEST Field House

 

CUplex Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

 

Central Booking

  • Thursday, December 24thOpen 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Friday, December 25th – Closed

  • Monday, December 28th - Closed

  • Saturday, December 26th – Closed

  • Friday, January 1st, 2021 – Closed

 

Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection

  • Thursday, December 24th – Open 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Friday, December 25th – Closed

  • Saturday, December 26th – Closed

  • Friday, January 1st, 2021 – Closed

 

Access Communications Centre

  • Thursday, December 24thOpen 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Friday, December 25th – Closed

  • Saturday, December 26th - Closed

  • Sunday, December 27th – Open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Monday, December 28th – Open 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

  • Thursday, December 31st – Open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Friday, January 1st, 2021 – Closed

 

Don Ross Arena

  • Closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions

Waste Management Facility

  • Thursday, December 24thCloses early at 3:00 pm

  • Friday, December 25th – Closed

  • Saturday, December 26th – Closed

  • Friday, January 1st, 2021Closed

 

Waste Pickup Schedule

  • Friday, December 25th – Moved to Thursday, December 24th

  • Friday, January 1st, 2021 – Moved to Thursday, December 31st

Visit our website www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/waste_recycling/waste_pickup.html and enter your address to find out what days your waste pickup days are. Alternatively, download the free Recycle Coach app for your mobile device and never miss a waste pickup day again.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.recyclecoach.worldster.pack

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/recyclecoach/id1071714967

 

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713
| dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

2021 Budget Deliberations - Dec 10 December 10, 2020

Budget Document
This meeting is being held via Zoom on December 10th, starting at 6:20 pm
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2021 Budget Deliberations - Dec 9 December 8, 2020

Agenda: https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/2021_Anticipated_Budget_Deliberations_Agenda.pdf

Budget Document: https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Finance/2021_Budget_for_deliberations.pdf


This meeting is being held via Zoom on December 9th, starting at 6:00 pm
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Ice Safety Reminder December 7, 2020

The North Battleford Fire Department is urging residents to use caution when engaging in activities around or on the ice.

Activities such as skating, ice fishing and riding snow machines across frozen bodies of water are considered high risk at this time.

Factors such as water current flow, depth of water, mild temperatures and melting and freezing cycles are making the current ice brittle and unstable.

If engaging in these activities on the ice you should be using extreme caution at this time and making sure that some safety measures are in place. Make sure someone knows where you are, carry a cellphone in a waterproof carrier. If possible, test the ice first for depth and have an emergency kit with you and your party.

If you break through the ice and end up in the water do your best to stay calm and get to the edge. Try and remove yourself from the water.

If you witness someone fall through the ice call 911! Do not rush out onto the ice as it will be unstable around the opening.

A rule of thumb when around moving bodies of water such as rivers is that the ice is NEVER safe and you should avoid activities on and around these bodies.

Please make sure you do your part in staying safe this winter.

For more information:

Lindsay Holm, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-17
77 | chief@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

2021 Budget Deliberations - Dec 7 December 4, 2020

Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/2021_Anticipated_Budget_Deliberations_Agenda.pdf
Budget Document https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Finance/2021_Budget_for_deliberations.pdf


This meeting is being held via Zoom on December 7th, starting at 6:00 pm.
Join by clicking on the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82196583816?pwd=Ui9mT2w5RU92czJvdkl1R0JVVlF4dz09

Webinar ID: 821 9658 3816
Passcode: 128511


Or Telephone: 1-204-272-7920 or 1-438-809-7799 or 1-587-328-1099 or 1-647-374-4685 or 1-647-558-0588 or 1-778-907-2071 or 855-703-8985 (Toll-Free)
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Holiday Season Fire Safety Tips December 1, 2020

The Holiday Season marks a special time for families and friends to get together, but it is also a time of increased risk of fire. The celebration of the season brings with it increased use of electric lights, decorations and candles – all of which can be potential fire hazards. By following a few simple tips, you can ensure a happy and fire-safe Holiday Season.

The Christmas Tree

Get a freshly cut tree. It will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard. Try to pick a tree with strong green colour and a noticeable fragrance. Always test for freshness before buying. A tree with high moisture content is safer. Very few needles should fall when the butt of the tree is tapped on the ground; needles should bend – not break, and the stump should be sticky with resin.

Place the tree in a stand that will hold 2 to 3 litres of water and top it up daily. Make sure it is always immersed in water. If water drops below the trunk, the stem may reseal itself, requiring a fresh cut. Use a tree stand that has widespread legs for better balance.

Do not set your tree up near a heat source such as a radiator, television, fireplace, heating duct or sunny window. It should not block doors. Never use real candles on the tree.

Decorations

  • Choose decorations that are flame-retardant, non-combustible and non-conductive. If there are young children or pets in your home, avoid very small decorations

  • Avoid using angel hair (glass wool) together with spray-on snowflakes. This combination is highly combustible

  • Do not use metallic ornaments on the tree. If they make contact with defective wiring they could become a shock hazard

Lights

  • The recommendation is to use LED lighting as they do no produce heat

  • Use the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified light strings/sets

  • Use the proper lights for the environment. Indoor light strings/sets should not be used outdoors because they lack weatherproof connections. Some outdoor light strings/sets burn too hot for indoor use

  • Inspect light strings/set before use. Check for cracked bulbs and frayed, broken or exposed wires and discard if faulty

  • Do not use electric light strings/sets on metallic trees. A faulty system could energize the tree and shock or electrocute anyone coming into contact. Illuminate metallic trees with coloured LED floodlights which are placed at a safe distance from the tree and out of reach

  • Turn off all tree and display lights before retiring for the night or before leaving the house

Candles

  • Place candles away from anything that could catch fire

  • Never leave burning candles unattended

  • Burn them only when a reasonable adult is overseeing the flame

  • Put candles in sturdy holders on a stable surface, well away from drafts, curtains, children and pets

  • Snuff them out before leaving the room or going to sleep

The Kitchen

Grease and cooking fat fires are a leading cause of home fires in Canada! Be extra careful when doing this kind of cooking. Here is what to do if grease in a pot or pan catches fire:

  • Smother the flames by covering the pan with a lid

  • Turn off the heat immediately

  • Use baking soda (flour can be explosive) on shallow grease fires

  • Never turn on the overhead fan, as this could spread the fire

  • Never throw water on a grease fire

  • Please stay in the kitchen and be attentive to the task-at-hand

The Fireplace

  • Never burn gift wrappings, boxes, cartons or other types of packing in the fireplace. They burn too rapidly and generate far too much heat

  • Don’t hang Christmas stockings from the mantel when the fireplace is in use

  • Always use a screen in front of the fireplace to protect against flying sparks

  • Never use gasoline or any other flammable liquids to start a fire

  • Use only seasoned and dried wood

  • Never leave the fire unattended or let it smoulder

  • Clean the ashes regularly. Place the ashes in a metal container and store them outside away from flammable materials

  • Don’t use Christmas trees for firewood

Electrical Outlets

  • There is often a tendency to overload wall outlets during the holiday season. This is an unsafe practice and should be avoided even for a short duration

  • Inspect all cords before using them – ensure they are CSA certified. Look for loose connections or frayed or exposed wire. Discard any defective cords. Read the labels and manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper use

  • Insert plugs fully into outlets. Poor contact may cause overheating or shock

  • To avoid possible overheating, do not coil or bunch an extension cord that is in use and do not run it under carpets or rugs

  • Do not use power bars and multiplug outlet extenders. If you plug something new in, something needs to be unplugged – this is a good rule of thumb

The North Battleford Fire Department asks that you practise fire safety at all times. Have a plan to escape your home in the event of a fire, practice that plan. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and on every floor of your home. Test your smoke alarms at least monthly.

We wish you a joyous and safe holiday season!

For more information:

Lindsay Holm, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1777 | chief@cityofnb.ca

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

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