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Fire Ban in Effect April 22, 2020

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 ban is precautionary during these dry conditions and will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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, Fire Chief Holm encourages North Battleford residents to make their properties as fire-safe as possible. “Be cautious disposing of smoking materials, keep dry vegetation and combustibles away from buildings. Please report any suspicious activity or fire starters to the RCMP or the Community Safety Officers” said Fire Chief Holm.

No new fire pit permit applications will be inspected until the social distancing requirements because of COVID-19 are lifted. Residents are encouraged to restrain from applying for a fire pit permit until then.

Open-air burning (burning outside of an approved fire pit) is prohibited until further notice. Exercise extreme caution while operating your approved fire pit, including:

  • 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

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

For more information:

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

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



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River Safety Warning April 22, 2020

The City of North Battleford is strongly encouraging people to stay away from the North Saskatchewan River until the ice breakup is complete. Sloughs, dugouts and other bodies of water with ice should be avoided, as the ice is thin and unsafe.

Ice jams are also possible at this time and may cause flooding conditions in low lying areas. Riverbanks are also a serious risk at this time, posing a danger to people and pets on them. The increased level and flow of water are eroding and undercutting the shore, which could cause parts of the riverbank to suddenly collapse into the River.

The North Battleford Fire Department will continue to monitor the North Saskatchewan River for the following conditions:

  • River current and flow

  • Ice conditions and breakup

  • Ice jams

  • Possible flooding conditions

If you witness an ice-related emergency, do not enter the water or go on the ice, call 911 immediately.

For more information:

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

Waste Management Facility Hours of Operation Change April 17, 2020

The Waste Management Facility will be temporarily adjusting their hours of operation because of COVID-19. Since the Province declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, the volume of users visiting the Waste Management Facility has dramatically decreased after 5:00 pm.

The Waste Management Facility effective Monday, April 20th will be open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. No vehicles will be permitted entrance after 4:45 pm. These hours will be in place indefinitely.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

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

 

City Postpones Property Tax Payment Deadline April 16, 2020

Due to the unprecedented financial and social impacts by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of North Battleford has postponed the deadline to pay 2020 property taxes. August 31st, 2020 is the new due date to pay property taxes without penalty.

How to Pay Your Property Taxes

  • Pay at your financial institution – in person, by telephone or online banking

  • Onlinewww.cityofnb.ca/paynow and select “Taxes” from the drop-down menu

  • Mail your payment to City Hall – City of North Battleford, PO Box 460, S9A 2Y6

  • Drop box at City Hall – located at the northeast door, closest to the 13th Avenue and 101st Street intersection

Tax Installment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS): Start using TIPPS to make property tax payments easy and stress-free. Instead of making a large single payment before the tax due date, you spread your payments out over the whole calendar year. Just ensure your tax account is current and you can start today. Payments are done by direct withdrawal and occur on the 10th day of each month or the next business day thereafter. Fill out the application at https://www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/taxes_utilities/make_payment.html call 306-445-1700 for assistance or more information.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

Steve Brown, Director of Finance
306-445-1794 | sbrown@cityofnb.ca



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Council Agenda for April 14 April 13, 2020

Here is the agenda for Tuesday's Council meeting.
https://www.cityofnb.ca/mrws/filedriver/Agendas_and_Agenda_Sheets/C73-2020.pdf

This Council meeting will be held electronically via Zoom webinar and is available to the public to attend with the information listed below.

When: Apr 14, 2020 06:00 PM Saskatchewan
Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/104386237?pwd=RTVjdDRKczl5YUxtS2xuVTVkVXJNUT09
Webinar ID: 104 386 237
Password: 299486

Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): Canada: +1 647 558 0588  or +1 778 907 2071  or +1 438 809 7799  or +1 587 328 1099  or +1 647 374 4685  or 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ai5Ryom8m

Council Meeting Date Change April 7, 2020

NOTICE

COUNCIL MEETING

City of North Battleford Council

will be held

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

commencing at 6:15 p.m.

 

Meeting will be conducted via electronic means

 

Details on how to join the meeting as an attendee will be posted when the agenda is made available to the public

 

Any questions or concerns, please contact the

Director of Legislative Services – 306-445-1719



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Only Debit Payments at the Waste Management Facility April 2, 2020

Effective April 2nd, 2020 the Waste Management Facility is no longer accepting cash payments. This is an effort to protect staff and the public by mitigating the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

Payment at the Waste Management Facility will be completed by debit card, with tap payments recommended. The restriction on cash payments will be in place for an indefinite amount of time.

The Waste Management Facility remains open to the public. The hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – no vehicles admitted after 5:45 pm. Closed Sunday and Statutory holidays.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

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

Community Grants Meeting March 30, 2020

To mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19 the regularly scheduled North Battleford Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grants Adjudication Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 will not be held in-person. Members of this Committee will vote on Community Grant applications via email.

The schedule for meeting dates, previous agendas, information about Community Grants and the Community Grant application can be accessed here https://www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/committee_meetings/community_grants_adjudication_committee.html

For more information:

Cheryl DeNeire, Director of Leisure Services
306-445-1743 | cdeneire@cityofnb.ca

 

 

 

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

 

Pothole Season March 27, 2020

With the Spring thaw, the City of North Battleford is asking motorists to drive with due care and to pay attention to the road conditions. With the Spring thawing and freezing cycles, more potholes are appearing. Potholes occur when moisture enters voids in the pavement, freezes and expands. This expansion puts pressure on the surrounding pavement causing it to deteriorate. During this season, this cycle is repeated daily causing potholes to become larger and more numerous.

Motorists are advised not to drive through pools of water on the street, they are encouraged to drive around them if it is safe to do so. If it is impossible to drive around the pool of water, the City’s Operations Department recommends driving slowly through the water, as there may be deep potholes hidden under the surface of the water.

Potholes can serve as a serious driving hazard and until the City can perform pothole repairs drivers are asked to:

  • Slow down

  • Drive with caution

  • Avoid driving through pools of water, if possible

  • Report problem potholes to City Hall by calling 306-445-1700

The City of North Battleford Operations Department is aware of most problem areas and will address them as the weather and their schedule permits. However, some pothole repairs must wait until melting is complete to be properly repaired.

Additional information can be found under “Potholes” of the FAQ section of the City website at https://www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/frequently_asked_questions.html.

For more information:

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

 

 

 

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

Handi-Bus Closed and Reduced Service from Public Transit March 25, 2020

The Battlefords Handi-Bus has been temporarily shut down because of the COVID-19 virus.

Additionally, effective immediately North Battleford Public Transit is implementing service reductions in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect their employees.

The reduced service schedule is Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with only one bus running on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A community effort is required to limit the exposure and spread of COVID-19, please practice social distancing and remain home whenever possible.

COVID-19 Information

Avoid misinformation, rumours and bad information by getting the most accurate and up-to-date information from the Government of Saskatchewan about the COVID-19 virus. Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 today.

For more information:

Paul Robertson, Transit Manager
306-445-7796 | battlefordstransitmanager@sasktel.net

 

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