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, "progessive, 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.

The Minor Sports Hockey League is having a Bottle Drive on September 22 at 10:00 a.m. Please have recyclables out by 10 a.m. at the end of your driveway. They will be picked up by the hockey players.
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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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The Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Regisration is quickly approaching. Click here for more information.



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.

Acceptable Recycling Items

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

-Monday, September 24
-Monday, October 15
-Monday, November 19
-Monday, December 17

TOWN OF CHURCHBRIDGE NOTICES

NOTE Town Appointed Crow Shooters for 2018 are: Bruce Basken, Grant Jacobs, Matt Matcyk, Terry Olm

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School Zone Precaution

Just a reminder that school is back in session. Please be cautious and abide by the school zone. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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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Waterline Flushing

Please be advised that waterline flushing will occur October 13 and 14th. There may be water discolouration at this time. Furthermore, expect the water pressure to be low. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

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Maintaining your Smoke Alarm

Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding encourages all residents to check your Smoke Alarm. Please view the link below for his comments and more information:

http://www.saskatchewan.ca/…/september/04/smoke-alarms-check

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Highway 22 Bypass Awareness

Please be advised that the construction of a temporary bypass on Highway 22 just east of the K3 site is almost complete. The bypass will be used to keep the highway open during construction of the K3-K1 overland conveyor.

Mosaic plans to have Highway 22 out of service and divert traffic through the bypass starting Friday August 17th @ 6:00 pm. The bypass will be in use for approximately 6 weeks while box culverts are being installed through Highway 22. After the box culverts are installed, the highway will re-open and further closures should not be required.

Please note that the speed limit on the bypass is 60 km/h at all times, as there will be construction activities in close proximity to highway traffic. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Proclamation of Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support, and awareness. As the largest chartitable investor in prostate cancer research in Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada is committed to continuous discovery in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support.

Prostate Cancer Canada is proud to have been named one of Canada's top 3 health charities for efficiency and financial transparency in the Financial Post's 2017 Charities of the Year list.

Proclamation of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September 2018

WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and
WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime; and
WHEREAS, an estimated 11 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day; and
WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be close to 100% when detected early; and
WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease, or those of African or Carribean descent, are at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer; and
WHEREAS, the TOWN of CHURCHBRIDGE supports Prostate Cancer Canada and all individuals committed to raising awareness about prostate cancer;
THEREFORE, I, Mayor JIM GALLANT on behalf of the TOWN of CHURCHRBIDGE Council, do hereby proclaim September 2018 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the TOWN OF CHURCHRBIDGE.

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Dangerous Goods Presentation

This presentation will focus on dangerous goods moving through the Town of Churchbridge. Topics of discussion will include: the Protective Direction 36, a list of the most dangerous goods, hazard and risk information, the Protective Action Distance Interactive Mapping, and general awareness information for yourself, your family, and your community.

This presentation is brought to you by Carter Prier (The Emergency Measures Coordinator), Town Council, and the Churchbridge Fire Department. Come out and learn some new information!

The Presentation will be held on November 1st, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Churchbridge Community Hall.

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Slogan Contest

Did you know that the Town of Churchbridge is having a Slogan Contest?

We are asking the public to include the phrase, “centrally located.” Churchbridge is close to surrounding Towns as well as close in proximity to the mines, shopping, ski hill, etc. Here is our new Vision and Mission statements to help get you started:

Vision

The Town of Churchbridge is a progressive, active, and inclusive community that seeks sustainable economic and social growth and values its citizens and heritage.

Mission

Churchbridge is 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.

Our current slogan is “Churchbridge– Proud past, exciting future.” The ideal slogan has to be catchy, not too long, and include all the information stated previously.

The deadline for submissions is September 30th. Submissions can be dropped off at the Town Office in person or emailed to: chbgcap@sasktel.net or churchbridge@sasktel.net. There will be a reward given out to the winner. This will be determined at a later date.

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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

TIPS ON PREVENTING CAT COMPLAINTS 
The Town of Churchbridge is hopeful that all residents of the Town can live in harmony with their neighbours. Unfortunately irritants arise from time to time that do not encourage positive neighbourly relationships. Cats that are permitted to be a “nuisance and/or run at large” are one such irritant.

Informed professionals advise us that the life expectancy of an outdoor cat is considered to be very short. These cats are struck by moving vehicles, caught in the fans of motor vehicles, mauled by stray dogs, injured in cat fights, and are exposed to disease, extreme heat and severe cold. The injury or death of your pet by any cause is a highly emotional and frequently expensive experience.

We believe that the kindest thing you can do for your pet is to have it spayed or neutered and to keep it indoors. You may also wish to consider harness and/or leash training, continual outdoor supervision, or building an enclosed cat run. Any activity you elect will keep your cat out of your neighbour’s yards will help improve neighbourhood relationships. It will also keep your cat from being impounded and you from being prosecuted.

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.

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Elm Tree Awareness

Pruning of Elm Trees
6.1 Every Owner of an Elm Tree shall keep the Elm tree pruned and free of wood that is dead or dying.

6.2 No person shall prune an Elm Tree that is an Infected Tree or is a Hazard Tree unless pruning is authorized in writing by an Inspector.

6.3 No person shall prune an Elm Tree between April 1 and September 30 in any year unless:
a) the tree is damaged
b) authorization is received
c) municipal staff feel trimming is necessary to ensure human safety or to avoid damage to property.

If you are removing elm trees damaged by wind- please take them to the transfer site so that they can be destroyed properly- we do not want to chance the spread of Dutch Elm Disease.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Grass Reminder

Just a reminder to please keep your lot clean and the grass mowed. The grass at the back end of the alleys, the sides, and the ditches around your lot are the responsibility of the property owner. It is vital to maintain the area from your lot to the street to avoid attracting unwanted insects, wildlife, or animals in general.

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Due to the dry condition Council passed a resolution to BAN FIREWORKS until further notice.

Council also asks that you follow the OPEN FIRE BYLAW to ensure the safety of the community during this high risk fire period.

How to prevent and prepare for a Wildfire:

- Protect your home and yard
- Use new construction materials that are made "FireSmart"
- Protect the community with developing plans to respond to the threat from wildfires or other emergencies
- Make sure to keep an eye on your campfire
- Protect your farm or ranch, educate yourself on safe ways to burn stubble, piles and windrows, or how to handle livestock in the case of a wildfire
- For schools, teachers can bring "FireSmart" into their classrooms with a kid-friendly fire ambassador booklet. Smokey the Bear is also available for classroom visits. Contact Bear.Smokey@gov.sk.ca.
-Read "FireSmart" case studies about real-life stories and how taking action before a wildfire can make a huge difference for a number of communities.

To report a wildfire please call 1-800-667-9660 or if it is an emergency always remember to dial 911. In the case of arson, call the TIP line at 1-800-667-7561 or #5555 from a SaskTel cell phone. Calls and information are confidential.

Make sure to be aware and stay safe out there!

- Aquatic Centre - 2018
- Asset Management Plan
- Bark Park Information
- Business Directory
- Bylaws
- Campground
- Churchbridge Cemetery - Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project
- Churchbridge Volunteer Fire Department
(to report a controlled burn 1-866-404-4911)
- Community Events Calendar
- Community Profile- 2018
- Council Meeting Minutes
- Drinking Water Quality & Compliance Report (2017) - also available at the Town Office
-Horse Shoe Pits

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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 - 2018
- Rental (residential) Listings
- Residential lots for sale
- Royal Estates Adult Living
- Sport Park Information
- Townfolio
- Town Services & Fees
- Transfer Site Information

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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 -