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KTI Installers Authorized to Approach Properties May 25, 2022

Approximately 92% of water meters have been converted to smart meters to date. The City of North Battleford would like to thank the property owners who promptly booked and kept their scheduled water meter upgrade appointments.

The City of North Battleford contracted KTI to complete the City water meter conversion project by May 31, 2022. To complete this project, KTI installers will be approaching residential, commercial, and industrial properties with or without appointments, during the evenings and on weekends to make every attempt to complete the mandatory water meter changeover and avoid service interruptions for our residents, property and business owners. All KTI installers can provide the appropriate KTI identification upon request. Installers may approach properties for the following reasons.

  • To complete the water meter upgrade

  • Meter verification

  • Warranty work

Properties requiring a meter conversion are encouraged to immediately book and keep the scheduled appointment. Failure to book and keep your scheduled water meter conversion will result in water shutoff until the upgrade work has been completed.

Book Today

Book your smart meter installation appointment by calling KTI at 1-833-543-8807 or booking online at www.ktiappointment.com. Your booking password is your utility account number, and it is included with the notifications mailed to your address.

Update Your Contact Information

If you remove a landline, change your cellphone number, or use a new primary email, please update that information at City Hall. Update your contact information for taxes and utilities by calling 306-445-1700.

For more information:

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

Council Agenda for May 24 May 19, 2022

Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/Council_Website_AP_-_May_24_22.pdf
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84654156856
Webinar ID: 846 5415 6856 No Passcode Required
Telephone: +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588  or +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920  or +1 438 809 7799  or 855 703 8985 (toll-free)
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Battlefords & Area Sexual Assault Centre Flag Raising May 16, 2022

Watch as City of North Battleford Mayor David Gillan raises the Sexual Assault Awareness Flag at City Hall for 2022 Sexual Assault Awareness Week, with members from the Battlefords & Area Sexual Assault Centre Inc. For important information or support, please visit http://basac.ca/ today.

Planning Committee Meeting Agenda, May 16 May 12, 2022

Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/CommitteeAgendas/PC_Agenda_Package_-_May_22.pdf
Start time 5:15 pm

Zoom meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87111402847
Webinar ID: 871 1140 2847 No Passcode Required
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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Installation of Pressure Sustaining Valves May 6, 2022

The following streets north of 20th Avenue in the western section of the Centennial Park neighbourhood can soon expect a water pressure increase:

  • MacDonald Drive

  • Laurier Crescent

  • Borden Crescent

  • 101st Crescent

  • 102nd Crescent

  • 100th Street east Service Road

The increased water pressure will be achieved by moving this area of the City from the Water Tower water pressure zone to the Fairview Heights Reservoir water pressure zone. This will be achieved with the installation of three pressure sustaining water valves.

The installation of the pressure sustaining water valves will be in three phases. Note that these dates are subject to due change to inclement weather.

Phase 1

  • The intersection of 102nd Street and 20th Avenue

  • Installation work from May 9 to the 11

  • May 17 street repaving

Phase 2

  • The intersection of 101st Street and 20th Avenue

  • Installation work May 10 to the 13

  • May 18 street repaving

Phase 3

  • The intersection of 100th Street and 20th Avenue

  • Installation work from May 13 to the 16

  • May 18 repaving

Each phase will have its own street closures and detours. Respect all barriers and limited access, as they are for the safety of workers and the public alike.

Additionally, a directional waterline will be bored from 101st Street to 102nd Street as part of this project. This waterline will allow the area to maintain water supply from the Water Tower pressure zone, in the event of a water main break. The boring of this line will have a minimal impact on traffic.

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For more information:

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

Council Agenda for May 9 May 5, 2022

Agenda https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/Council_Website_AP_-_May_9_22.pdf
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86274608552
Webinar ID: 862 7460 8552 No Passcode Required
Telephone: +1 647 558 0588  or +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 855 703 8985 (toll-free)
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2022 Water Line Flushing May 3, 2022

The City of North Battleford will begin the 2022 unidirectional flushing on Monday, May 9th. This process is estimated to be completed on Friday, May 20th. The benefits of unidirectional flushing maintenance ensure that the City’s water distribution lines are operating efficiently and that water quality remains optimal.

Unidirectional flushing is done by moving water through the lines at a high velocity, creating a scouring action. Water is then discharged, removing any material buildup from the line. The material removed from the lines through the flushing process is harmless and requires no special treatment.

The neighbourhoods of Killdeer Park, Fairview Heights, Riverview, Yellow Sky, Parsons Industrial Park and parts of Centennial Park will be affected by the water main flushing.

“WATER MAIN FLUSHING” signs on your block indicate that you will be affected by the unidirectional flushing that night. You can continue with regular water use until 7:00 pm that evening. In some cases, water main flushing of a block may take a few nights. In these cases, residents may use the water as normal from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Follow these tips to protect your home and goods from discoloured water and sediment produced from the flushing process:

  • Do not use any taps after 7:00 pm

  • Fill your bathtub or pails before 7:00 pm for water to manually flush toilets

  • Set aside a store of water for washing hands, washing dishes and consumption

  • Turn off your water softeners, freezer or any other devices that may use water

  • Run the water from an outside tap for 10-minutes or until the water runs clear (if necessary)

  • Restart your water softener, freezer and any other devices that were turned off

Water tap use or toilet flushing while the unidirectional flushing is active can result in stained laundry, plugged filters, and damage to water heaters. The City is not responsible for damages. Once the flushing signs have been removed from your street, you may return to normal water usage.

If you use medical equipment requiring continuous water supply, please call City Hall immediately. If you are a commercial customer that operates during the flushing hours, contact City Hall for more information.

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For more information:

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

Fire Ban In Effect April 25, 2022

The City of North Battleford has been placed under a fire ban due to the current dry conditions and high winds.

North Battleford Fire Chief Lindsay Holm stated that “the Fire Department has already attended one large grass fire, and the fire ban is precautionary. The spring melt has resulted in wet soil. However, dormant grass and dead vegetation from winter is a significant fire risk.”

The fire ban means controlled burning and any kind of burning, outside of an approved fire pit is prohibited until further notice.

In conditions such as these, Chief Holm encourages North Battleford residents to make their properties as fire safe as possible. “Keep dry vegetation and combustibles away from buildings, be cautious with discarded smoking materials, and please report any suspicious activity or fires started to the RCMP and/or Municipal Enforcement.”

The Fire Department approves the use of legal fire pits, for which a fire pit permit is required. Fire permits can be obtained from the Fire Department, as long as extreme caution is exercised:

  • Maintain close supervision of the fire
  • Have an adequate supply of water available to extinguish or control the fire
  • Properly extinguish the fire after use
  • Pay close attention to wind conditions and potential spark hazards

Open-air burning (burning outside of an approved fire pit) is prohibited until further notice.

Contact the North Battleford Fire Department at 306-445-1770 with any concerns or questions.

For more information:

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

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

 

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Council Agenda for April 25 April 21, 2022

Agenda: https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/Council_Website_AP_-_April_25_22.pdf
Start time 6:30 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84654156856
Webinar ID: 846 5415 6856 No Passcode Required
Telephone: +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or +1 647 558 0588  or +1 778 907 2071  or +1 204 272 7920  or +1 438 809 7799  or 855 703 8985 (toll-free)
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Allen Sapp Mural Replacement Thanks Community Partners April 19, 2022

For decades iconic images of Allen Sapp’s paintings have graced the exterior walls of North Battleford’s Capitol Theatre, owned by Magic Lantern Theatres on 100st Street and 11th Avenue. The murals have been an attractive landmark in North Battleford beautifying the downtown while reflecting our community’s history and pride by displaying the art of internationally acclaimed artist Allen Sapp.

The Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection and the City of North Battleford are grateful for our community-minded neighbours at the Magic Lantern Theatres – The Capitol Theatre who have supported this project by allowing the murals to be replaced and remain a focal point in our community. Visual art has been a significant feature in Magic Lanterns’ numerous projects across Canada exemplifying their commitment to community, and to their proven belief that artistic projects that tell the local story to enhance and enrich our lives. The new murals complement the efforts of North Battleford’s Business Improvement District in championing a thriving downtown business core through public art and beautification projects.

We extend our gratitude and thanks to Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs – Community Development Corporation, whose financial support made this project possible. BATC- CDC General Manager, Tracy Benson, said that this project was fitting for their program as it “reminds our youth about our humbled beginnings, providing contrast from our Elderly carrying the history from the past to the present, and our youth carrying the history forward to our future.” Senator Jenny Spyglass who assisted in the selection of the images and chose the hockey image stated that “It was important to have playfulness in our lives, especially during these difficult times. We need to have images of kids at play to remind ourselves of the good times.”

These murals are made from digital files printed onto vinyl and it is expected that they will last many years to come and be remembered and enjoyed by the residents of the Battlefords and by tourists to the region.

For more information:

Leah Garven, Curator/Manager of Galleries
Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection
306-445-1760 | lgarven@cityofnb.ca

 

The two images below are the paintings used to create the murals.

Making a Crazy Blanket, 1974, Allen Sapp – Collection of the Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection

Making a Crazy Blanket, 1974, Allen Sapp – Collection of the Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection

More Kids Are Coming, 1981, Allen Sapp – Collection of the Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection

More Kids Are Coming, 1981, Allen Sapp – Collection of the Allen Sapp Gallery – The Gonor Collection

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