Pest Control

Pest Control Officer

The municipality’s Pest Control Officer is Tanner Paslawski . Tanner makes routine visits to the municipality to ensure any potential problems are addressed.

Pest control products are available free of charge to the municipality’s ratepayers. If you have pest concerns, you can contact the municipal office or Tanner Paslawski at:

  • R.M. Office:
    • 306-468-2014
  • Tanner Paslawski:
    • 306-812-9226 @ cell

Pound Keeper

The Stray Animals Act is an act respecting the restraining of animals from running at large.

For more information or to report animals running at large please contact the R.M. Office at 468-2014.

Gravel & Roads

For the Year 2019

DURET – That in the matter of the sale of gravel to ratepayers of the R.M. of Canwood No. 494, ratepayers may be eligible to purchase a maximum of 44 yards of crushed gravel and/or a maximum of 100 yards of pit run in any one year regardless of the number of ratepayers at one yard site or the number of yard sites per ratepayer.

The gravel shall only be delivered to the ratepayer’s property in the R.M. of Canwood No. 494, which includes R.M. ratepayers’ property which is located in the Villages of Canwood and Debden.

The purchase of gravel is dependent upon the availability of gravel and may change over time. It is further agreed that we set the price for crushed gravel at $20.00 per yard, pit run at $10.00 per yard, and 2-inch crushed gravel at $20.00 per yard, plus $0.40 per yard mile hauling charge.


R.M. Signs


The destruction of R.M. signs, roads and property 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. Incidents can also be posted to the Parkland Rural Crime Watch providing the witness is a member.

Traffic signs are used to alert drivers. Signs such as STOP, YIELD, DEAD END, CURVE or ROAD CLOSED 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.

Gravel Site



Gravel Auger

Gravel Auger

Gravel Equipment

Gravel Equipment

Trespassing is Prohibited in Municipal Gravel Pit Areas

Business Directory

  • Fuel

    • Cardlock located at Food Store
  • Retail

    • Woodland Pharmacy
      Canwood Branch
      690 Main Street, Canwood
      Ph: 306-468-2545
      Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed over lunch (12-1)
  • Survey

    • Valley Geomatics Land Surveying
      Ernest Muller SLS, P.Surv
      Ph: (306) 371-9163
    • Meridian Surveys
      Matt Rustad, SLS, P.Surv, B. Geom
      Prince Albert, SK
      Ph: (306) 764-9929
  • Services and Contracting

    • BP Construction, Canwood, SkBP Construction Ltd
      New Home Warranty Certified Builder – General Contracting Residential & Commercial, Custom Built Homes & Shops, Renovations & Insurance Work
      Brian Person: 306-468-7440
      Box 67 Canwood, Sk S0J 0K0
    • Buck Contracting
      Jerad Buckingham – 306-747-7171
    • Tanner Paslawski
      Pest Control Officer
    • Robin Pease
      Snow Removal
    • Darrel Person
      Blue Heron Landscaping & Excavating /Snow removal
    • James Bueckert
      Driveway Snow removal
    • Levi Schutte
      Snow Removal
    • Triple M Daylighting
      Mario Boisvert – 306-724-2296
      Excavating Contractor
    • Kevin Turner
      Dust Control
BLUE HERON RIDGE Blue Heron Ridge is a picturesque recreational property among an abundance of native trees and shrubs located on the south side of scenic Fish Lake. For more information regarding this lakeshore development, please visit their website

Emergency Services

In the event of an emergency – Call 911

Canwood Fire Department

  • Fire Chief
    • Grant Person
  • Deputy Fire Chief
    • Darren Charboneau

Debden Fire Department

  • Fire Chief
    • Norm Cyr
  • Deputy Fire Chief
    • Jason Beaulac

Shell Lake Fire Department

  • Fire Chief
    • Greg Ardagh

Public Health

  • Prince Albert Office: (306)765-6500.


  • When contacting the RCMP consider both detachment numbers.
  • Shellbrook 306-747-2606 and
  • Ahtahkakoop First Nation (new) 306-468-2969.

First Responders

Report Suspicious Activity

The Ahtahkakoop/ Shellbrook RCMP are advising the R.M. of Canwood No. 494 to report all suspicious activity to the police. When reporting suspicious behaviour, please call 310-RCMP(7267). This number will put you directly with the RCMP communications centre where they will dispatch your complaint to an RCMP officer.

 911 is used for emergencies, but when in doubt if your incident is an emergency or not, please call 310-RCMP(7267).

 Sgt. Kent Ashworth, Ahtahkakoop Detachment Commander.

Waste Disposal

Highway 55 Waste Management Corporation

The R.M. of Canwood No. 494  is owner of this corporation along with the Village of Canwood and the Village of Debden.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Click on the Highway 55 logo for direct access to their website for Rates, Recycling and Services

Recycling Brochure (pdf)

Highway 55 Waste Management Corporation offers single stream or co-mingled recycling service. This means no more sorting recyclables for you, making it easier to recycle. All approved recyclable material may be put in one bin. A current list of allowable material is contained in their brochure. Look for our orange recycle bins in your area.

Highway 55 Waste Management Corporation collects and compacts all recyclable materials into bales, which are then shipped to Loraas Recycle in Saskatoon. At this state-of-the-art recycling facility, the material is separated into its different components. These are shipped to other companies to be made back into useful products. By recycling we can keep as much as 60% of material out of our landfill, extending its life and keeping landfill costs down. You can do your part by recycling as much of the accepted materials as possible.

Highway 55 Waste Management Board Members

The Board Members and Manager
of Highway 55 Waste Management Corporation