Welcome to Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Town of Churchbridge is a welcoming and inclusive community, which is centrally located, whether for work or play.  We pride ourselves on having an excellent school system and being community focused.


Our vision is to be a, "progressive, active, and inclusive community that seeks sustainable economic and social growth that values its citizens and heritage." Our mission is to be, "an attractive community which celebrates its history, respects all of its citizens and focuses on involving its youth to have an active role in the community. With a fiscally responsible mindset, council works to market, develop, and plan for its current and future accomplishments."


Located along Highway 16 between the Manitoba border and Yorkton, we are home to a daycare, pre-school and a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school. We are in close proximity to the Mosaic Potash Mines, and we are definitely a growing community.  Our population has increased by 20% per cent since 2011. The 2016 census shows that Churchbridge has a population of 896.

Just a reminder to call (306) 896-7825 (the on call phone) after regular office hours, if you see any red or white lights on or if you notice any sounds coming from any of the lift stations. The lift stations are located across from the Town Shop, by the School, and at the south end of Cedar Crescent.

In addition, please do not message Town Staff privately on Facebook regarding Town related business. These messages are not checked on a regular basis. Please use the on call after hours phone to address your concern. Thank you.





Community News & Event Information Quick Links
Community Events Calendar Winter Transfer Site Hours
(Sept 16, 2018- April 30, 2019)
Council Meetings


- Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday - 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Transfer Site WILL BE CLOSED if temperature is more than -30C with or without windchill or +30C with humidex.

Acceptable Recycling Items

Regular meetings will be held on the following days, starting at 7 p.m.:

-Monday, April 29
-Monday, May 27
-Monday, June 17
-Monday, July 15

TOWN OF CHURCHBRIDGE NOTICE

Disc Golf Sponsorship

The Churchbridge Disc Golf Committee are still looking for a few sponsors. Any donation amount between $100-$1000 would help finalize the project and help maintain the course over the next several years.

If you wish to donate, please make cheques payable to the Town of Churchbridge. Thank you.

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Provincial Education Engagement Sessions

The Ministry of Education & GSSD want YOUR input on:

What knowledge, skills & abilities do students need to be prepared for their future life and learning?
What gets in the way of student success and well-being?
What is working well now in Saskatchewan's school system that prepares students for their future?
What needs to change in Saskatchewan's school system to better prepare students for the future?
For more information & the times of the sessions, click here.

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Town Flags

The NEW Town of Churchbridge flags have arrived! The flags can be purchased from the Town Office for $40.00 each.

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Used Rototiller Wanted

The Town is looking for a used Rototiller to use for the Volleyball Courts and other areas around Town. If you have one for sale or if you have one you would like to donate, please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240. Thank you.

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Bylaw Proposed Changes


Town Council will conduct the final reading of the Base Tax Bylaw and the Mill Rate Factor Bylaw at the April 29th council meeting. Click here to view the proposed changes.

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Newsletter Corrections

Lesson Registration for the Churchbridge Aquatic Centre (CAC) will take place on May 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Community Centre.

Due to a recent heartattack, Jimmy Steele will not be performing at Rum of the Mill. He has been replaced with Clint G & the Fakes. The date and time will remain the same.

To view the Spring Newsletter click here. In addition, the Newsletter is available in hard copy at the Town Office.

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Churchbridge Public School Ag Fair

The Ag Career Fair was held at Churchbridge Public School. Click here to watch the video.

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Donor's Choice

The Donor's Choice Campaign will run from April 1-30. The Committee is missing a canvasser for the south side of Town. If you wish to donate, please contact Ellen Spilchen at (306) 896-2446. Thank you.

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Council Meeting Changes

At the March 25th Council Meeting, Council motioned to switch three meeting dates. The NEW dates are as follows: April 29 & May 27. Please mark these dates on your calendar.

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Elm Tree Pruning

No person shall prune an Elm Tree between April 1 and September 30 unless the tree is damaged, authorization is received, municipal staff felt trimming was necessary to ensure human safety, or to avoid damage to property.

Just a reminder to keep Elm Trees pruned and free of wood that is dead or dying. No person shall prune an Elm Tree that is an Infected or Hazardous Tree unless pruning is authorized in writing by an Inspector. For more information, please view the Dutch Elm Disease Bylaw under the"Bylaws" section.

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Rural Crime Watch Registration

On March 7th, the Honourable Christine Tell, Minister of Corrections and Policing and A/Commr. Mark Fisher, Commanding Officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, along with some of our community partners, announced the launch of the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network.

Here's what you need to know about it:

WHAT: This new network will allow Saskatchewan residents to receive credible, accurate and timely crime prevention information directly from their local RCMP detachment. When a detachment becomes aware of an incident or crime, they can issue an advisory via the system and local residents who have signed up for the program will become aware of what happened within minutes!

HOW: Signing up to be part of the network is free and only takes a few minutes. You choose which RCMP detachment area(s) you want to receive notifications from and how you want to receive them - whether it be via text message, email, phone call or through the mobile app! Visit SARM.ca, SUMA.org or https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085619333#/loginto sign up!

WHO: Only those who have signed up to receive notifications from RCMP detachments in southern Saskatchewan will receive advisories.

WHY: The concept of the program is simple: sign up to receive advisories from your local RCMP and assist us by serving as the eyes and ears of your community. If you witness a crime in progress or have been the victim of a crime - it is imperative that you report it to police. You can call 310-RCMP, your local RCMP Detachment of 911 in an emergency.

This network, along with existing crime prevention programs and strategies, helps to create an environment where all of us contribute to community safety. Crime prevention is the most effective when we all work together.

If you have any problems or questions, please call the Esterhazy RCMP Detachment (306) 745-4740 and we will gladly walk you through it!

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Employment Opportunities



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Annual General Meeting

Family & Friends Community Foundation Annual General Meeting will held on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the Langenburg Community Centre. There will be a Grants Awards Presentation to follow. Everyone is welcome!

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Cemetery Sign

As per resolution 10/2019, J. MELNYK & C. PRIER approved that a custom sign for the Churchbridge Cemetery will be purchased by the Cemetery Committee to replace the existing Town owned sign.

As of now, the sign has been ordered. The Cemetery Committee has raised approximately $8,100 for the project. The total cost for the sign will cost approximately $11,000. The committee is accepting donations for the new sign. Please make cheques payable to the Town of Churchbridge. See the photo below for the new sign.

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Housing Authority Contract Caretaker


Housing Authotrity is still accepting leeters of interest. Please consider supporting your community.

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Crime Watch Opportunity

"Rural Crime Watch is a community driven, community led, police supported Crime Prevention, Crime Reduction collaborative program.Volunteers would have a vested interest in their community; they share the common goal of safe homes and a safe community."

The Town of Churchbridge and surrounding communities are seeking residents who are interested in joining a Rural Crime Watch Group. The resident would have to get a criminal record check, but it would be free of charge. A membership fee may be determined at a later date, depending on funds received for the program.

The time commitment is minimal, but the benefit is huge for communities! The RCMP would inform the Rural Crime Watch group when there is criminal activity in the area.

To be a part of the Rural Crime Watch group, a resident must have a smart phone to access the apps required for the program. If you are interested please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240 or email churchbridge@sasktel.net to sign up. Click here for more information.

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Change of Hours

Until further notice, the Churchbridge Library will be open from 12- 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Regular winter hours apply for all other days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Cell Phone Listing

Register your cell phone for FREE with Care Printing & Publishing Inc. Your phone number would be listed in your local phone book. Visit www.cellregistry.ca for more information or call (306) 946-4027.

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Flushing Awareness

If you use baby wipes, feminine hygiene wipes or diapers, please do not flush these products down the toilet.
They block our sewer lines and could cause damage to your home or someone else's when the sewer backs up. Note: It costs between $5000- $10,000 to replace a lift station pump.

Please help us reduce risk and cost!

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Sharing of the Newsletter

Just a reminder for landlords to share the newsletter (which was enclosed with the Utility Bill) with their tenants. The list of acceptable items for recycling and garbage can be found by clicking the links below:
~Recycling
~Garbage

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Water Treatment System Announcement

New Building Canada Fund- Small Communities Fund (SCF) will provide the Town of Churchbridge with a Water treatment system upgrade in the amount of $2.245 million. Councillor Russ Thies was on hand for the announcement made in Saskatoon Tuesday, Sept 11.

The project will be completed in 2.5 years and includes:

• Construct approx. 140 m2 building expansion, reservoir upgrades, approx. 12 L/s Reverse Osmosis unit, drainage upgrades, electrical room, backup generator, and all associated works.
• Wells: modifications and upgrades as needed including review by hydro geologist, pump replacement and electrical upgrades. 
• Building expansion: confirm structural capacity, construct new building expansion complete with HVAC system, electrical system upgrade, modify existing building, and other associated works.
• Reservoir Upgrades: reservoir structure modifications as necessary to suit the membrane treatment unit and upgrades to the level control system.
• Drainage upgrades: upgrades to drainage within the WTP if determined to be practical during design.
• Reverse Osmosis Unit: treatment unit (including pre-treatment if necessary) and control system including integration of WTP plant controls.
• Backup Generator: Installation of standby power generation.
• Electrical Room: Separated room for electrical equipment including new power distribution equipment, motor control, and all associated works.
• Sewage Pumping Station and Sewage Lagoon capacity review.
• Engineering, Geotechnical investigation, and Hydro geological review.

For the news releases, click below:
~ CTV News
~ Government of Saskatchewan

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Cat Issues

The Town office continues to receive complaints about CATS running at large.
According the Town Bylaw (h) Every Owner or Keeper shall ensure that their cat(s) is not being a nuisance or running at large. For more details see: http://www.churchbridge.com/office/bylaws/2015-012_Cat.pdf
Be a responsible cat owner and a good neighbour: Spay or neuter your cat; have your cat tattooed and register, microchip implanted, or wear identification bearing your name and telephone number; keep your cat indoors, in an outdoor, enclosed cat run, on a harness or leash, or under continual supervision.

- 211 Saskatchewan
- Aquatic Centre - 2018
- Asset Management Plan
- Bark Park Information
- Business Directory
- Bylaws
- Campground
- Churchbridge Cemetery - Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project
-Churchbridge Cemetery
- Churchbridge Players Drama Club
- Churchbridge Volunteer Fire Department
(to report a controlled burn 1-866-404-4911)
- Commercial Property Opportunities
- Community Events Calendar
- Community Profile- 2018
- Council Meeting Minutes
- Drinking Water Quality & Compliance Report (2018) - also available at the Town Office
-Water Testing Results & Inspection Reports
-Horse Shoe Pits
- Municipal Directory System
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Newsletters
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Official Community Plan
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Policy Manual & Forms (Printable Complaint, Presentation-to-Council forms)
- Recycle/Garbage Collection Schedule - 2019
- Rental (residential) Listings
- Residential lots for sale
- Royal Estates Adult Living
- SaskAlert Mobile App Instructions
- Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network
- Sport Court Information
- Townfolio
- Town Services & Fees
- Transfer Site Information
- Water & Sewer Rates

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Southern Saskatchewan Vacation Guide 2018

- Ph: 306-896-2240 - Email: churchbridge@sasktel.net - Town Office: 116 Vincent Ave. W. - Box 256 - S0A 0M0 - www.churchbridge.com -