Upcoming Natural Gas Pipeline Inspection: May 27-29th

SaskEnergy, and its subsidiary TransGas, take pride in providing safe and reliable service to our customers. Every year, as part of our enhanced safety and gas line integrity program, we routinely perform a variety of safety tests and inspections throughout different areas of the province. This includes surveying for natural gas leaks and visual inspections of utility right-of-ways.

To inspect our gas lines, we may utilize a variety of techniques that can include both vehicle-mounted equipment and hand-held devices. These highly sensitive instruments are designed to detect natural gas and will be used to survey above and below ground infrastructure. In the event that a natural gas leak is detected or other repairs to the system need to be made, SaskEnergy personnel will respond accordingly.

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COVID 19 Information Mailer

 

On March 25, 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan announced further measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing and self-isolation are required by everyone.

SOCIAL DISTANCING means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay at home and away from others. Keep a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 meters) from others when shopping or walking in the community.

SELF-ISOLATION ALL travellers returning from international destinations – including the United States – are subject to a mandatory self-isolation order of 14 days. Violation of the order may result in a $2,000.00 fine. Anyone identified by a Medical Health Officer as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 shall also go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days from the date of having been exposed.

WHO TO CALL

HealthLine 811 – for questions directly related to COVID-19 illness

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA)1-855-559-5502 – for answers to non-health specific questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.

SASKALERT APP

The SPSA is encouraging residents to sign up for the SaskAlert App as a way to get accurate and timely information about COVID-19. The app will provide urgent, critical information about how individuals and families can protect themselves. The SaskAlert App allows users to choose to receive emergency public alerts for the entire province, a particular municipality or a First Nation community. The app can target residents in a geographic area if urgent information is specific to one region or municipality within the province.

In an emergency, a tone will sound, similar to receiving a normal text message notification – even when the app is closed. Individuals can then open the app to find information on the emergency and instructions on any actions they are required to take.

In the Community of Canwood, here is what you need to know:

Canwood Public School is currently closed.

Canwood Hotel has closed the bar; however, the liquor store remains open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Take-out food is available by calling 306-468-2256.

Village of Canwood Municipal Office is currently closed to the public. For general inquiries or if residents would like to participate in the Village’s alerting system, please call 468-2016 or email canwood.town@sasktel.net

R.M. of Canwood Municipal Office is currently closed to the public. The office is accessible by phone, email and appointment. Water cards can be purchased by calling the office in advance. Please call 306-468-2014 or email rm494@sasktel.net

Affinity Credit Union has restricted access to its members. Banking needs can be met by online banking, affinity mobile app and telebanking. If your banking needs can’t be met by the options listed above, please call 306-468-2432.

Highway 55 Waste Management Corporation is open to the public with restricted access to the scale office. Please remain in your vehicle while on the scale.

Lake Country Co-op – Canwood Grocery Store has amended operating procedures as follows:

  • Store hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
  • Good Friday hours 10 am – 5 pm; Seniors’ shopping is from 8 am – 9 am Monday to Friday
  • Only 10 people are allowed in the store at one time; doors are temporarily locked when store capacity is reached; designate ONE member per household for shopping
  • Disposable gloves are available for use upon store entry
  • SHOPPERS keep your DISTANCE while shopping in the store. Avoid socializing!
  • Preferable payment methods include debit and credit
  • Lottery service, the coffee bar and the bakery are currently unavailable at this time

Lake Country Co-op – Canwood Agro is closed to the public but open for business. Please call 306-468-2022 to book an appointment for pickup.

Canwood Cargill is currently closed to the public. The office is accessible by phone, email and appointment. Please call 306-468-2123 or email johanna_bedard@cargill.com. Please exercise patience while we prepare for the busy season ahead.

Tait Insurance – Canwood Branch is closed to the public but accessible by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 306-468-2227 or emailing office@taitinsurance.ca

Woodland Pharmacy can be reached at 306-468-2545 for the latest updates on service delivery.

STAY AT HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS

R.M. Signs

The destruction of R.M. signs and roads is considered mischief, and the removal or theft of signs constitutes theft under $5,000.00. Both are CRIMINAL CHARGES.

We are asking for the PUBLIC’s assistance to report known incidences of such matters to police at 306-747-2606 in Shellbrook, 306-469-2590 in Big River, 306-883-4210 in Spiritwood or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If the matter is time sensitive or requires immediate attention, please call 911.

Traffic signs are used to notify drivers. Signs such as STOP, YIELD, DEAD END or CURVE help drivers prepare for what is ahead. They are a tool to make our roadways safer. When these signs are stolen or destroyed, drivers have no notification of what is ahead, making drivers a danger to themselves as well as others on the roadways.

The maintenance of roads and signs is very costly to R.M. property owners. BUT more importantly the R.M. signs are used by emergency personnel (Fire, First Responders, Ambulances and Police) to get to people who are in emergent need of medical or safety assistance. The absence of these signs increases the arrival time of emergency personnel and could mean LIFE OR DEATH.