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
(September 16, 2019- April 30, 2019)
Council Meetings


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

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

-Monday, September 9
-Monday, September 23
-Monday, October 21
-Monday, November 18

TOWN OF CHURCHBRIDGE NOTICE

Seeking Town Utility Manager

NOTE: The deadline for applications has been extended to SEPTEMBER 20, 2019.



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NOTICE: Call for Nominations


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GSSD Facilities 2019 Summer Projects

The Good Spirit School Division Facilities Team went to work this summer on projects to enhance the division environments. Our own Churchbridge Public School received a facelift for their gymnasium inside and out. To see a full report of the GSSD facilities Summer Projects click here.

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Notice: Water and Sewer Rates Bylaw

An amendment regarding our Water and Sewer Rates Bylaw will be discussed at the September 23, 2019, Council meeting where it will have it's 1st reading. If you are interested in viewing a copy of the proposed amendment please click on the link below, or inquire at the Town Office. Thank you.

BYLAW 2019-008

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Fall Waste Pickup:

The next pickup date is Wednesday September 25. Please have any garden waste placed in compostable bags (not in plastic grocery bags or black/green garbage bags), boxes or cans (cans will be dumped and left for you) by your front yard area. If placing in an open container like this please ensure it is not heavy (i.e. wheelbarrows or large bins). Because not all back alleys in town are accessible, pickup will continue to be from the front yard area. NOTE: Branches will not be collected as they are not classified as garden waste. Small twigs mixed in with clippings and leaves is acceptable.

NOTE: There are compostable bags at the Town Office for use. Thank you for your cooperation.

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NOTICE: Arena job posting


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Saskatchewan Awards Information
Do you know an individual who has made contributions to the arts, business and industry, agriculture or volunteer service that deserves to be recognized? Or do you know an individual who is devoted to volunteerism in the province of Saskatchewan? Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit and the 2019 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. Nominees for both of these awards must be current or former long-term residents of Saskatchewan. Any individual or organization can submit a nomination, but nominations are not accepted for organizations. Posthumous nominations are accepted for the Saskatchewan Order of Merit within 1 year of the individual's date of death.

The recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit will be invested by the Lieutenant Governor at a ceremony in early 2020. The deadline to nominate an individual for this honour is November 1, 2019.

The recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal will be awarded their medals by the Leiutenant Governer at a ceremony in the Spring of 2020. The deadline to nominate an individual for this honour is October 18, 2019.

Nominations forms for these awards can be found here. You can also view the news releases regarding these awards here and here.

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Funding Announcement

This month the Government of Canada along with the Government of Saskatchewan announced funding for 12 infrastructure projects. The Town of Churchbridge was selected as one of the recipients and will be recieving $496,980 from the Federal Government and $414,109 from the Provincial Government for the decontamination and decommissioning of the landfill. The news release can be viewed here.

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Bylaw update
Two new bylaws were created to replace the existing bylaws and amendments regarding the Altering Street Names Bylaw and the Bylaw Respecting Buildings. A small update was made to the Bylaw Respecting Buildings (2019-007) and the new Altering Street Names Bylaw (2019-006) was created to combine the original bylaw and all amendments into one single bylaw. These bylaws will have their 1st reading and be discussed at the next Council meeting on September 23 at 7 p.m.

Bylaw 2019-007

Bylaw 2019-006

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Churchbridge Fire Rescue Challenge Coin

Churchbridge Fire Rescue has their own challenge coin! A challenge coin is a small medallion that bears an organization's insignia or emblem and is typically carried by the organization's members. The history of the coin has several stories, most of which have military origins. Historically, they were given to prove membership to an organization, to commemorate a special achievement, exchanged in recognition of a visit and also to enhance morale. In moder day, the rules of the challenge coin have become more relaxed. The coin has become a collectors item, sought after by fellow service memebers and emergency services personnel. The Churchbridge Fire Rescue is selling these challenge coins as a fundraiser for their department. The coins can be purchased for $20 from any member of Churchbridge Fire Rescue and at the Town Office. (Shipping at buyers expense).


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Heritage Cemeteries Tour


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Churchbridge Fire Department Ceremony


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Driveway Work

If you are planning on having work done on your driveway, please keep in mind our Town Policy regarding driveways as posted below:

6.2 Finished Drive-Way Approaches Policy

The Town of Churchbridge according to the Municipalities Act Section 12(1) has the management and control of every street, which includes the grade between taxpayer's property and street pavement or swale ditch.

The Town of Churchbridge will approve the finishing (may include pavement, concrete, paving stones, gravel) of any swale ditch on any property in the Town of Churchbridge that meets the Town's specifications. Pursuant to Section 4(2) of The Municipality Act the Town has the right to dig up and remove the finish from the swale ditch if it causes drainage problems for the Town. The replacement cost of the finish removed will be at the taxpayer's own expense.

The taxpayer must agree to and understand that if the grade runway (swale ditch) is not finished according to the Town of Churchbridge specifications, and should it be dug up, they are liable for the replacement cost of the finish of the swale ditch.

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Newsletter Correction

The Gun & Hobby Show will take place on October 12 and 13. Thanks for your cooperation.

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Dutch Elm Notice

We have collected samples from a tree on First Avenue and a tree at the intersection of Prothero Avenue and Rankin Road and they have come back positive for Dutch Elm. We ask that residents continue to be vigilant and look for the following in elm trees: Flagging - when the leaves of one or more branches near the top of the tree may wilt, curl, turn yellow and then brown, remaining on the tree; Staining - an infected twig sample will have red streaks through the sapwood. If you believe your elm tree(s) may have these symptoms, please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240 for further information.

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Tax Enforcement Notice

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Recycling Changes



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Notary Service

The Town of Churchbridge will be offering a Notary Service. Please see the resolution below from the June 17 Council Meeting.

145/2019 J. GALLANT-R. THIES- THAT the Town will offer a Notary Service to the public starting June 20, 2019 and THAT the service will be free of charge. Carried.

The Notary Service will be offered during Town business hours (Mon-Fri 9-12 & 1-5 p.m.) at no cost.

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Notice: Parking Protocol

As per the Town of Churchbridge Consolidated Operation of Vehicles & Parking Bylaw, vehicles should be parked off the pavement to ensure they are not impeding the road and if they are on the pavement a warning stating that fact will be issued by the Commissionaire.

The Commissionaire will issue a ticket only if we know that vehicle has not moved due to a flat tire or if there is proof of the vehicle not moving in 24 hours.

Please click here to view the Bylaw.

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Fire Ban Notice

At the Council Meeting last night, Council has RECINDED the 125/2019 Resolution and enacted the following:

138/2019 J. MELNYK- J. GALLANT- THAT the town will impose a fire ban whenever the Province issues an extreme fire rating in our region and THAT the Town Administration has the final say when imposing a ban. Carried

Please click here for daily updates on the Fire Rating.

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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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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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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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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.

- 211 Saskatchewan
- Aquatic Centre - 2019
- Asset Management Plan
- 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
- 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 -