NEWS & EVENTS
2016 Municipal Election

For all election information, visit our Election page.

Water Main Flushing Program

Starting Monday, September 26 to Monday, October 3, for appx 8 consecutive days, the city will be flushing water mains throughout the City, starting on the east side. Flushing areas will be announced each morning on CK750 Radio, and signs will be posted. We encourage residents to limit their use of water during this period. Do not wash clothes as the water may be slightly discolored. If you notice poor water flows after your area has been flushed, clean the screens on your taps and if that doesn't work, contact City Hall at 306-752-5911 and we will drop by to investigate. Thank you.

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.

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.

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.

 
MELFORT & DISTRICT MUSEUM


Come and explore the past with us. We’re saving it here for you!

The Melfort & District Museum is located in the heart of Northeast Saskatchewan in Melfort at 401 Melfort Street West, next to the fairgrounds. It features a Pioneer Village as well as an extensive collection of vintage farm machinery, equipment and tools that were used in the development of the agriculture industry and the settling of our area.
 
The Melfort & District Museum collection focuses on the agricultural and social history of Melfort and area. We have many artifacts on display throughout our museum, in our main building, the Powerhouse and in our Pioneer Village buildings: the Bennett pioneer house, a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, a barber shop, Rothwell School, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, a general store with doctor’s and dentist’s offices, Beatty’s Real Estate office, South Melfort Post Office, an Exhibit Hall and a working sawmill.

We also have a large archive of photographs, documents, history books, record books and oral histories available for genealogical research.

Museum Programs:

Our museum has a great summer program that includes activities for families, in addition to our popular Coffee and Conversation series. We provide hands-on learning about our history and our heritage. Click here for a copy of the Museum Summer Program for Kids or the 2015 Family Summer Program.

In June of every year, we book School Tours and create hands-on learning experiences for the classes. We have Theme Boxes that school teachers may borrow to augment their curriculum in the areas of Pioneer Life, Agricultural History, and Aboriginal and Multi-Cultural Heritage.

 
Museum Events:

Melfort & District Museum hosts many events throughout the year: we participate in Back-to-the-Fifties, Canada Day, Fair Parade and Fair Days, and Celebration of Christmas. We contribute to Communities in Bloom and we host a Family Picnic, Senior's Day, Volunteer Appreciation, Old-time dances, Heritage Fashion Show & Tea and Horseshoes League. We do demonstrations in the saw mill, grist mill and blacksmith shop, and we bake bread in our outdoor brick oven.

How is your French?  Radio-Canada filmed a segment on July 5, 2011, at the Melfort and District Museum, broadcasted in all four western provinces as part of a show on the Nipawin Pike Fest, available online at the following link (forward to 4:10 on 1/4 to find the Museum segment):  http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2011/CBKFT/PlaineDete201107052030.asx

 
Museum Hours:
Open:  Monday to Friday (year-round) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tours:  late May to end of August
 
Museum Admission:
We provide guided tours for everyone, whether individual or group or school tour.
Admission: By donation
School Tours: $2.00 per student
 
Contact:
Gailmarie Anderson, Curator
Street Address:   401 Melfort Street West        
Mailing Address:  Box 3222, Melfort, SK SOE 1A0
Phone: (306) 752-5870
Fax: (306) 752-5556