NEWS & EVENTS
Melfort Exhibition

For all details on the Melfort Exhibition, check out the Melfort Ag Society Facebook Page.

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2017 Playground Program

Kids are invited to join the fun at the Melfort Playgrounds - weekly themed activities, special events and much more can be found in the 2017 Playground Program Brochure.

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NLP Pool July Swim Schedule

Need to cool off this summer?  Join us at the Northern Lights Palace Pool...click here to view the July Summer Swim Schedule.

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NEWS

News

KVC Closed for Maintenance

The Kerry Vickar Centre will be closed for maintenance on July 12, 13 & 14, 2017; however, the box office will be open for calls or e-mail inquiries.  Thank you.

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Melfort Exhibition

Jul 21-23

For all details on the Melfort Exhibition, check out the Melfort Ag Society Facebook Page.

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2017 Playground Program

Jul-Aug

Kids are invited to join the fun at the Melfort Playgrounds - weekly themed activities, special events and much more can be found in the 2017 Playground Program Brochure.

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NLP Pool July Swim Schedule

July

Need to cool off this summer?  Join us at the Northern Lights Palace Pool...click here to view the July Summer Swim Schedule.

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Main Street Melfort presents a Back Alley Tour

Thurs, July 20

Join us in celebrating everything artistic in our area.  Main Street Melfort presents a Back Alley Tour on Thursday, July 20th from 4:00 - 9:00 pm in the back alley east of Main Street, bordering Burrows Ave, MacLeod Ave and Alberta Street.

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Canada Day Weekend Hours

Compost Site - closed Sat, July 1 to Tues, July 4
Landfill - Open Sat, July 1.  Closed Sun, July 2.
City Hall - Closed Fri, June 30.  Open Mon, July 3.
Waste Collection - as per usual schedule.

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2017 Property Tax Deadline

Mon, July 3

The City Office will be closed on June 30th in recognition of Canada Day.  Due to this closure, the deadline to pay your 2017 property taxes without penalty has been extended to Monday, July 3, 2017.

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Volunteers Needed

July 1

Volunteers needed for Canada Day celebrations on July 1st - set up, take down, serving cake, helping with activities.  If you can donate some time, please contact the Melfort Museum at 306-752-5870 or e-mail melfort.museum@sasktel.net.  Thank you!

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Play Canada Day Melfort 2017

Sat, July 1

Join us at Main Street Memorial Garden for Canada Day celebrations - entertainment, activities, barbeque, followed by live-streaming of the Rider Game at the NLP Palace and Fireworks at the ball park.  Click here for more event info...

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Notice of SAMA Open House

Wed June 7

Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at City Hall to meet individually with property owners to discuss their assessment.

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2017 Budget Release

The 2017 budget was a challenging budget requiring difficult decisions to be made to balance the budget while ensuring key programs such as infrastructure maintenance and repair and the transfer to infrastructure replacement are not compromised.

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Downtown Derby - a Kentucky-themed Fundraiser

Sat, May 6

Tickets now available at Scotiabank for $50.  Help keep Main Street Melfort in the running !  Dress to impress in big hats, fascinators, florals, pastel colours and sharp suits - we want to see your best high-falutin' Derby style!
 

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Melfort Skatepark

Quick facts about the Skatepark development process

·         June, 2016:  Council approves Phase 1 of the Spruce Haven Park Development, which includes a budget of $720,700 for the construction of a Skatepark and site servicing. See:  Press Release 

·         July, 2016:  An RFP is issued for the Skatepark Design and Development, which is awarded to New Line Skateparks Inc.

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City Clean Up Day

Thur, April 13

City employees are teaming up to clean up the City on Thursday, April 13th from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.  We encourage all residents to pitch in the make it a community-wide effort!

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Poetry City 2017

Mon, Apr 10

To celebrate National Poetry Month, local poet Sherrie Glister will be performing a reading from her book "Welcoming the Weaver" at the Council meeting on Mon, April 10 at 5:00 pm. All are invited to attend! The City of Melfort is pleased to be participating in the Poetry City 2017 challenge...bringing poetry into politics! 

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Spring City-wide Registration

Wed, April 5

Melfort City Wide Spring Registration NIght will be held Wednesday April 5, 2017, in the NLP Lobby from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Brochures are available at City Hall, the Kerry Vickar Centre and the Northern Lights Palace Pool.  Click here to view the online Spring City-wide Brochure.

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Wellness Centre Sod Turning

Wed, March 22

The public is invited to attend the sod turning for the new Wellness Centre at the Melfort Hospital on Wednesday, March 22, at 4:00 pm.  Reception to follow in the Melfort Hospital Lobby.

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Go Out & Play Challenge - March 1 to 10

The City has signed up for the 2017 Go Out & Play Challenge powered by Blue Cross!  Register at https://challenge.saskatchewaninmotion.ca as a family or individual and log in your daily physical activity from March 1 - 10 to help Melfort win $10,000 to improve Brunswick Playground.  Go Out & Play Melfort!

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McDonald's Restaurants Coming to Stone Gate Shopping Centre

McDonald's Restaurants Coming to Stone Gate Shopping Centre

McDonald's Restaurants has purchased land in the Stone Gate Shopping Centre. The familiar site of the golden arches will be seen as you drive into the City of Melfort in the future.

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School Break Public Skating

During school break, the City has added extra public skating time.  Check it out:
Public Skating Schedule 

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Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program

Attention all sport, cultural, recreation groups and service clubs...Applications are now available for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program.

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Internet Auction

Check out the City of Melfort's offerings in the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Auction 
running Saturday, January 28, 2017, to Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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Pickleball Recreational Evening

Lakeland District SSFA is bringing Pickleball to Melfort, with a grant from the Melfort Multi-K.  A recreational evening will be held on Thursday, February 16, from 8:30 - 10:00 pm at the Kerry Vickar Centre to let the community see what Pickleball is all about.  Paddles and balls will be supplied.  Come out and try it - you never know, you might like it.  Please contact Carol or Jerry at 306-752-3885 or text 306-921-9922 for more information.

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Main Street Visioning Report

Click here to view the Main Street Visioning Report, prepared by Cushing Terrell for the Melfort Business Revitalization Corporation.

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Special Needs Transit Hours

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS:  Effective Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the Special Needs Transit service hours will be changing to 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily (seven days a week).

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2016 Municipal Election

Declaration of Election Results
For all election information, visit our Election page.

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Water Main Flushing Program

Our flushing program is now complete.  The potable water truck in the City Hall parking lot will be available until 5:00 pm today only.  Thank you for your patience.

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Mail-in Ballots Now Available

Qualified City of Melfort voters who are unable to vote on Election Day or during the advance polls can participate in the 2016 municipal election by mail-in ballot.

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Update on Water Quality Issues

The City continues to work with SaskWater on the routine testing of the water supply.  Although the surface water from the PFRA reservoir presents both odor and color issues, the water is potable and meets Saskatchewan drinking water standards. Drinking water test results are available at City Hall for viewing.

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Call for Nominations

September 6-21

Public notice is hereby given that nominations of candidates will be received starting September 6th until 4:00 pm on Nomination Day, Wednesday, September 21st.

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City-Wide Registration Night

Wed, August 31, 2016

The Community Services Department presents City-Wide Registration Night on Wed, August 31, 2016, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Kerry Vickar Centre.

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Walking Path Maintenance

Aug 2-4, 2016

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
Sections of the walking path will be closed for maintenance from August 2-4, while slurry seal treatment is underway. Users may walk on the grass beside the path if they wish.

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Potable Water Fill Station

The  potable water fill station in the City Hall parking station will remain on site Thursday, July 28.

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Update: Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Rescinded

The Water Security Agency has rescinded the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory effective 8:30 am, Thursday, July 28, 2016.  The City of Melfort thanks you for your cooperation.  The Northern Lights Palace and paddling/splash pools will be reopening on Friday, July 29th - regular operating hours.  SaskWater strongly urges customers to continue to suspend all non-essential water use such as watering of parks/lawns, until further notice.

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Spruce Haven Park Development commences in 2016

The City of Melfort is pleased to announce the approval of a construction plan and financing for the new Spruce Haven Park Recreation Area.

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Canada Day Celebrations

July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016
Downtown Melfort - Memorial Garden, starting at 3:00 pm

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Stovel Ave W - 100-300 bl - Road Reconstruction

On Monday, June 6th the City will be starting the road reconstruction on the 100-300 blocks of Stovel Avenue West. 

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2016 Census - It's Not too Late!

It’s not too late to complete your census questionnaire.

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Press Release - Seniors' Housing Development

The City of Melfort announced today that Bridge Road Development has purchased land in the Spruce Grove Neighbourhood for the proposed development of a senior’s residence project.

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Spruce Haven Park Recreational Area Plan

Click here to view the Spruce Haven Master Plan, a framework for the development of the Spruce Haven Park recreational area, prepared by Nadi Design.

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Census Jobs

Applications are now being accepted for 2016 Census Jobs.  Apply at www.census.gc.ca/jobs.  Check out Statistics Canada on Facebook or Twitter.

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Provincial Disaster Assistance Program PDAP

The City of Melfort has been approved under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) for the heavy rainfall event that occurred on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  Click here for information on assistance provided to private property owners.

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Shadd Drive Beautification Project Review

The City of Melfort reviews and adjusts the Shadd Drive Beautification design to preserve a large number of existing trees...

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Main Street Melfort


Check out the new Main Street Melfort website! 

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History Geocaching with the Museum

July 14 - August 26, 2015

Do you have a love for the outdoors, a fondness for high-tech toys, an interest in history and an adventurous spirit?  If so, the Museum's History Geocaching Summer Event might be just the hobby for you!

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2015 Community Services Guide

Click here for a copy of the 2015 Community Services Guide.

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Christmas Tree Depot

Christmas trees can be discarded at the Community Services Shop, 510 Division Street, on the north side of the building. Please ensure all lights and decorations have been removed from the tree.  Watch for signs!

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City of Melfort Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours for City Hall, the Landfill, the Northern Lights Palace Pool and the holiday waste collection schedule.

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Main Street Saskatchewan Program

We're thrilled to announce that the City of Melfort has been accepted at the accredited level for the Main Street Saskatchewan Program:  http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2014/november/17/main-street-revitalization-program 

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Compost Site Closing

The Compost Site will be closing on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  See you next spring! 

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Supporting Wear RED for MS Day

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Notice of Open House - Use of City Property

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Council is requesting public input on a proposed policy to restrict the use of city property.

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Landfill Fee Increase January 1, 2014

The minimum charge at the Landfill for residents of Melfort will increase from $20.00/1000 kg (2200 lbs) to $25.00 per 1000 kg (2200lbs) over 100 kg of waste. Non-resident fees will increase from $55.00/1000 kg (2220 lbs) to $60.00/1000kgs (2200) lbs over 100kg of waste.

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Christmas Tree Depot

Christmas trees can be discarded at the Community Services Shop, 510 Division Street, on the north side of the building. Please ensure all lights and decorations have been removed from the tree.  Watch for signs!

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City of Melfort Holiday Hours

 

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Happy Halloween from City Hall

100th Anniversary of Historic Post Office

100th Anniversary of Historic Post Office

November 13 & 14, 2013

The public is invited to celebrate with the City of Melfort as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Historic Melfort Post Office.

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Dedication of Scharfstein Park

Monday, September 9, 2013

The public is invited to attend the dedication of Scharfstein Park...

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Power Station 100th Anniversary

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Come one! Come all! Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Power Station at the Melfort and District Museum, 401 Melfort Street West. Celebrate your heritage and have fun!  Sunday, August 18 from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Details..

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Residential Construction Booming

Residential Construction Booming

City of Melfort Experiencing Residential Construction Boom. 2013 year to date residential permit values are twice last year's and the highest ever for the first half of the year.  

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Congratulations Jean Bennett

Congratulations to Jean Bennett, winner of the Canadian Red Cross 72-hour Disaster Preparedness Kit.  Tony Caissie (Red Cross) presented Mrs. Bennett with her prize.

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Spring Clean Up Week: May 13-23

Check this out for all the details on Spring Clean-up Week, landfill fee waiver and the opening of the compost site.

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Bylaw Reminder - Unlicensed Vehicles

No motor vehicle may be parked on a public street unless it is displaying current license plates. 

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Utility E-Billing now available!

The City is now offering E-Billing for our utility customers.

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Help Minimize Dutch Elm Disease

April 1st to August 31st

The elm tree pruning ban is in effect until August 31.   You can help minimize the spread of Dutch Elm Disease.

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Pick up after your Dogs!

The penalty for violating sections of the Dog Control Bylaw is $50.00.  We ask that you respect public property and other private property by cleaning up after your animals to ensure a safe and healthy environnment for the community.

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Sobeys coming to StoneGate!

The City of Melfort along with John Burton of Avatex Dev. Corp. confirmed today that another national retailer has purchased property at the StoneGate Shopping Centre located on Saskatchewan Drive South in the City. Sobeys Capital Inc. have acquired a 3.16 acre parcel and will join Canadian Tire, Marks Work Warehouse, Canalta Hotels, Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza who have already developed on the site.

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Spring Thaw Preparation

The City of Melfort has been preparing for the spring melt and working to minimize the impact the spring runoff will have.  We encourage residents to guard against spring melt in their basements.  Here are some tips to help you stay dry:

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Notice to Pet Owners - License Fee Increase

Please take note that the fee for licensing your cat or dog in 2013 has increased by $5.00 for each tag. The funds from this increase will go directly to the Northeast SPCA to assist in the construction and operation of their new facility.

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Bylaw Reminder - Snow

Bylaw 2007-26 is in place to minimize the amount of snow on streets and to keep the sidewalks in the downtown core safe.  When the snow falls, you become the owner of whatever snow falls on your property.

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Water Rate Increase

January 1, 2013

Notice to Residents:  Effective January 1, 2013, the rate per 1,000 imperial gallons will increase from $9.50 to $9.70 per month to meet the inflationary cost of purchasing water from SaskWater.

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Post Office Preservation

June 12, 2012

The City of Melfort and Avatex Devcorp Inc. signed an historic agreement to preserve and protect the former Post Office building for possible future rehabilitation.

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Melfort Council Appoints New Manager

June 6, 2012

On behalf of City Council, Mayor Doug Terry announced the appointment of Michael Hotsko as the new City Manager.

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City outpaces provincial growth

The population of Saskatchewan continued to grow in 2011 by a rate of 1.3%.  Over the same period, the population of the City of Melfort has grown at a rate of 10%...nearly 8 times the provincial average!

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Notice of Street Renaming

At their regular meeting on Monday, January 16th, City Council passed a bylaw to:

  • rename streets in the north end of Melfort to eliminate the duplication of street names on the south side.
  • rename Saskatchewan Avenue, including Highway 3 west and Highway 6 south, to "Saskatchewan Drive" to link together and brand the highway commercial district.

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Notice to Residents

Please take note that all garbage, including bagged leaves and garden/lawn refuse, must be placed in the waste cart provided to you.  Garbage that has been placed beside the garbage cart or in a different container will not be picked up.  The only time that clear leaf bags will be picked up is during spring and fall pick-up week.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Canada Jumpstart Melfort Chapter

Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps financially disadvantaged kids ages 4-18 get involved in organized sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration, equipment and/or transportation.  No deadlines, apply now...

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Press Release

October 12, 2010

StoneGate to Generate 600 Jobs
Avatex Devcorp, the developer of the Melfort StoneGate retail project, says that the project will develop over 600 full and part time jobs when the project is completed over the next 5 to 7 years.

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Snow Removal and Snowmobiles

With the recent snowfall, the City of Melfort encourages people to have an active, healthy and safe winter. We advise everyone to abide by the following provisions concerning snow removal and snowmobiles...
 
 

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Kerry Vickar Centre Upcoming Events


Check out the happenings at the Kerry Vickar Centre:  www.kerryvickarcentre.ca

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News Release - Major Development - Melfort StoneGate

Avatex Devcorp Inc. has confirmed plans to develop a major regional shopping centre in Melfort, located on Highway 6 opposite the Melfort Golf Course.......

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Support Communities in Bloom

Become a Communities in Bloom Supporter!  Open to ALL CITIZENS interested in promoting and beautifying our community.  All donations over $20 will receive an income tax deduction receipt.  Click here for a sponsorship form.
Time, Talent or Money, we all have something to Give!

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Waste Collection - Good Friday

Due to the Good Friday statutory holiday on April 14th, waste that normally would be collected on Friday, will be picked up on Thursday, April 13th. 

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Main Street Coordinator Appointed

The Melfort Business Revitalization Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirby Hardwick as Main Street Program Coordinator for the Main Street Melfort Project.

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Remembrance Day Waste Collection

Notice to Residents:  Waste that would normally picked up on Tuesday, November 11 (Remembrance Day), will be collected on Wednesday, November 12.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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Spring Clean-up Week

May 12 - 22, 2017

Fall Clean-up WeekNotice to Residents - Spring Clean-up Week will be held May 12 to 22, 2017.  

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NOTICE - Use of City Property

June 11, 2014

There has been considerable discussion recently regarding a decision of City Council to regain city property which is being utilized by other residents. This problem was brought to Council’s attention by Administration last year. 

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Hosting a Garage Sale?

Health Canada would like to make the public aware of their responsibilities when hosting a garage sale.  Click the following link to Health Canada’s garage sale information web page:   http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/house-domes/used-usages/index-eng.php.

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Council receives Melfort Main Street Final Report

October 17, 2016

Click here to view the Main Street Urban Design & Public Engagement Final Report, prepared by Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc. for the Melfort Business Revitalization Corporation.

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Water Security Agency Issues Approval to Use River Water

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency has provided permission for SaskWater to reopen the water treatment plant intake at the Saskatchewan River.  The Potable Water Station at City Hall will continue to operate from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily, as it will take some time for the PFRA reservoir water to flush out of the distribution system.  The City of Melfort plans to undertake a thorough flushing program starting next week, which will also affect water quality.

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Winner of the Red Cross Emergency Kit

Congratulations Alvin Evenson, winner of the Red Cross Emergency Kit, supplied by the Canadian Red Cross and presented by Tony Caissie.

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Notice - Release of Refrigerants becomes illegal after October 1st

After October 1, 2008, appliances containing refrigerants will not be accepted at the City of Melfort Landfill without a dealer's tag to confirm the absence of refrigerant and mercury.

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Potable Water Fill Station

The water in Melfort is safe and meets all drinking water standards; however, to assist residents experiencing an issue with taste and odor, a Potable Water Fill Station has been set up in the Melfort City Hall parking lot at 201 MacLeod Ave W, operating daily from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm until further notice.  There will be occasional delays when the truck refills.  Residents may fill 20-litre containers at no charge.

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History of the Main Arena

The Main Arena was constructed in 1931 by Architect Martin. This facility was constructed due to the original skating and curling rink burnt down in 1929. The officially opening of the arena was on Wednesday, December 23, 1931. 

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