Assessment and Taxation



Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494 for the year 2024 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the Office of the Assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, April 24, 2024, to May 24, 2024.

A bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed, and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

Any person wishing to discuss the Notice of Assessment or potential appeal may contact the Assessor at 306-468-2014 (R.M.) or 1-800-667-5203 (SAMA).

Any person who wishes to appeal an assessment is required to file a “Notice of Appeal to the Board of Revision,” by May 24, 2024, with Mike Ligtermoet, Secretary to the Board of Revision, 642 Agnew Street, Prince Albert, SK S6V 2P1, along with the applicable fees, made payable to the R.M. of Canwood No. 494, which will be returned if the appeal is successful.

Dated at Canwood, Saskatchewan, this 23rd day of April, 2024.

Lorna Benson, Assessor

2024 Property Assessment Information

Understanding Assessment

The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) determines the assessed value for properties in the rural municipality as part of a process established by provincial legislation. The province establishes property classes, percentages of value and exemptions. The province also sets the mill rate for the education sector. The final part of the process involves municipalities determining the local mill rate annually based on local budget needs. Municipalities then multiply the taxable assessment by the local mill rate* to produce property tax levies, also known as your Tax Notice.


Implemented once every 12 years to update any physical changes to a property. SAMA physically inspects the properties to pick up any changes or new builds that may have been missed in the past. A re-inspection can occur at any time, and has nothing to do with revaluation.


Occurs every 4 years to update the market value of a property (no physical inspection of the property). SAMA receives information from ISC regarding all properties that have sold in the RM. When this information is received, SAMA then has to determine which of the sales were at arm’s length and which sales were fair market value. Following this step SAMA will then complete a market analysis to determine the new property assessments.

2017 was the year of the last revaluation, and the 2021 Revaluation will see assessed values updated to reflect a new base date of January 1, 2019. The legislated base date means that 2021 values reflect a property’s value as of January 1, 2019.

Policy and Notices


Controlled Burn
Contact 1-866-404-4911

Burning Permit (within 4.5km of Park or Forest Reserve)
Contact: Prince Albert Office 953-3422

Various places within the R.M. of Canwood are within 4.5 kilometers of a provincial forest. Burning Permits are required from the Ministry of Environment from April 1 to October 31. To obtain your free burning permit from the Ministry of Environment, contact your local forest protection office at 306-953-3422.

R.M. Council


  • Lyndon Pease
    • Home 306-468-2126


  • Division 1 – Ralph Korody
    • Home 306-747-3611
  • Division 2 – Gerald Muller
    • Home 306-427-0033
  • Division 3 – Gordon Andrews
    • Home 306-468-2984
  • Division 4 – Mario Boisvert
    • Cell 403-312-5338
  • Division 5 – Kevin Olson
    • Home 306-747-5888
  • Division 6 – Cody Lockhart
    • Cell 306-930-6151


Council Meetings 2024:

Pursuant to Bylaw No. 2005-10, Public Notice is hereby given that the following dates and times have been set by Council for the 2024 meeting year.


ANDREWS – That we agree to set the Regular Council Meetings for 2024 to be held at the Municipal Office located at 641 Main Street, Canwood, Sask., unless otherwise stated, as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2024 starting at 9:00 a.m.



*Dates and times may change with notice pursuant to Bylaw 2005-10

Council meetings are open to the public for anyone who wishes to observe the proceedings. Anyone who wants to address Council at a meeting needs to complete the Request for Council Delegation form. Minutes are available for inspection during regular office hours after they have been approved by the Council. Copies of municipal documents may be requested and are subject to fees set by Council.

Council Funded Bursary:

The R.M. Council Bursary was first awarded in 2009. The funds are donated by each Councillor who forgives one half days pier diem. Eligible recipients must be between the ages of 17 and 21 and be accepted to study at a post-secondary school. Recipients must also have parents or guardians who own or rent land in the municipality.

R.M. Office

R.M. of Canwood No. 494
641 Main Street
Canwood, SK, S0J 0K0

Mailing Address:
Box 10
Canwood, SK, S0J 0K0

  • Phone: 306-468-2014
    • Press 1 for Administration
    • Press 2 for Public Works
  • Fax: 306-468-2666

Administrator – Lorna Benson

Assistant Administrator – Michele Person

Development Assistant- Jamie Skarpinsky

Public Works – Dwight Diehl

Public Works Assistant- Tammy Molzan

Office Hours:
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Monday – Friday
  • Closed Statutory Holidays