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Turning Lanes are coming to Highway 14 at Range Road 3070
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure in Regina, SK, has committed to constructing an eastbound right-turn lane and a westbound separated turning lane located at the new Inland Grain Terminal south of Highway 14 on Range Road 3070. This construction will take place in the summer of 2018.
    The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure would like to thank Councillor Dylan Claypool of the Town of Asquith for bringing this concern to their attention at the annual SUMA Convention.
Fire Season Is Here...
and so are $150 Fines

Section 249(2) of the Traffic Safety Act deals with throwing a burning substance from a vehicle.
This section deals mostly with persons in a vehicle throwing their cigarettes out the window.
The fine is $150.00.
Occupants of a vehicle are reminded to not throw their cigarettes out of their vehicle. The grass is dry and this is how wild fires get started.

Controlled Burn Line
1 - 866 - 404 - 4911

If you are planning on having a controlled burn on your property, report it to the Controlled Burn line.

Reporting the controlled burn will help to prevent the unnecessary use of valuable resources and manpower.

Failure to report the burn could result in unexpected company in the form of the fire department and an avoidable expense.

RM of Vanscoy
Rural Crime Watch


April 2018 marks six months since the launch of the RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch Group. The group aims to connect neighbours to prevent and reduce crime, look out for each other, and act as eyes and ears for the RCMP when possible. The Rural Crime Watch Group is made possible with support from the RM of Vanscoy,
RCMP Warman Detachment, RM of Vanscoy Police Service and of course, residents of the RM of Vanscoy.
Since October 2017, a total of 124 households have become members, with more families joining every week. These 124 households are home to over 270
people, 270 neighbours looking out for neighbours.
Members of the RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch are encouraged to connect by participating in our members-only Facebook Group and Text Alert service.
These tools allow members to share and react to information and observations in real time.
When a member posts an observation of suspicious behavior in the Facebook group, not only will our Facebook users see it immediately, the Rural Crime Watch committee will issue a Text Alert to all
subscribed members with details of the observation.
This allows opportunity for area members to monitor
activity as it is occurring. Members who do not have social media or texting capability are encouraged
to join our traditional phone tree.
Traditional phone tree users are contacted via telephone by a member of the Rural Crime Watch Committee if suspicious activity is observed and reported in their area.
While the purpose of our Rural Crime Watch group is to connect and support residents within the RM of Vanscoy, we recognize that crime does not stop at our borders. We currently work closely with the West Cory Crime Watch (RM of Corman Park) and are eager to connect with other crime watch programs as they develop.
If you are interested in learning more about the RM of
Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch program or would like to become a member, there are several ways to get in
touch with us. We can be reached by email at rm345crimewatch@gmail.com,
you can stop by the RM of Vanscoy office, or you can request to join our Facebookgroup “RM Vanscoy 345 Rural Crime Watch”.
We also encourage neighbours to stop by the RCMP Town Hall Thursday April 5, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Delisle Town Hall. Learn about RCMP initiatives in our area and stop by our table for information or to become a member.
The RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch Committee looks forward to a productive year with plans to continue
focusing on membership growth and exploring opportunities to bring people together.
As summer approaches, be sure to watch for a sea of yellow as members start to post the 100+ Rural Crime
Watch signs that have been distributed to date in the RM. These signs are available for purchase by members at the RM Office, while supplies last. If you
have questions and ideas to improve the RM of Vanscoy Rural Crime Watch group, please do not hesitate to reach out by email.

Katie Suek
Rural Crime Watch Committee

Highway 7 Twinning Brings
New Delisle Intersection


Construction on the twinning of Highway 7 between
Vanscoy to Delisle has begun. Grading (earth work) will take place in 2017. Surfacing (paving) is tentatively planned for 2018.
There is be a total of 10 km of new highway lanes, two new railway crossings and Municipal road intersections will be re-aligned to 90°.
The project will involve excavation of 570,000 m3 of earth and the installation of 51 new culverts. The
total cost will be $9.5 million. The re-aligned intersections at Prairielane Road, Richhill/Avondale
Road and Durham Road, will be the only accesses to the highway between Vanscoy & Delisle.
The access from grids 776 and 673 in front of the Co-op in Delisle is also being closed on both sides of
the highway. In its place a new service road will be built north-east of the Co-op, running to another new intersection at Range Road 3085. The intersection will include a westbound to northbound right turn lane, an eastbound to northbound left turn lane, an eastbound to southbound right turn lane and acceleration lanes both west and east from Delisle. There will also be new lighting at the intersection.

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July 9 - July 16, 2018

Police Received 216 Calls for Service

Traffic:
July 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Police received a complaint of a 2 vehicle accident with injuries on Highway 16 near Langham. The caller advised that a semi trailer and tractor were involved. Police attended the scene with Saskatoon Fire and EMS. A 55 year old female from Ontario died at the scene of her injuries. A 54 year old male from Ontario was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

July 12, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Police received  a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 11 near Warman. The caller reported that the driver was swerving on the highway and texting while driving. Police were unable to intercept the vehicle. The registered owner of the vehicle was sent a ticket in the mail. There were no injuries.

July 12, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Police received a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 12 near Martensville. The caller reported seeing a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed through a construction zone. Police were unable to intercept the vehicle and advised Saskatoon Police service of the vehicle entering the city.

July 13, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. Police received a complaint of a 2 vehicle accident on 71st street in Saskatoon. Police attended the scene. There were no injuries. Both vehicle required towing from the scene.

July 13, 2018 at 4:20 p.m. Police attended the scene of a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 305. A 88 year old female from Dalmeny was issued a ticket for proceeding through a stop sign before safe to do so. There were no injuries.

July 15, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. Police received a complaint of a 2 vehicle accident on 1st avenue in Warman. Police attended along with EMS. Both vehicles involved were towed from the scene. There were no injuries.

Property:
July 9, 2018 at 6:20 p.m. Police received a complaint of a vehicle fire on Grid 3062 near Dalmeny. Police attended with Saskatoon fire and found that the vehicle had mechanical issues and caught on fire. There were no charges or injuries.

July 10, 2018 at 5:50 a.m. Police received a complaint of theft of a vehicle from a residence in Delisle. The caller advised that their vehicle was stolen overnight while parked in front of their residence. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

July 12, 2018 at 7:15 a.m. Police received a complaint of mischief to a vehicle in Borden. The caller reported that someone broke the window on their vehicle while it was parked in the alley behind their residence. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

July 10, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. Police received a complaint of mischief to a concession booth in Warman. The caller advised that a window in the booth was broken. A youth was arrested and charged with mischief in this matter.

July 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Police received a complaint of a break in to a fenced construction area near Martensville. The caller reported that someone entered the compound and stole a number of items. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

July 11, 2018 at 4:20 p.m. Police received a complaint of a break in to a residence in Warman. The caller reported that while they were away someone broke into their residence and stole a number of items. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

July 13, 2018 at 8:20 a.m. Police received a complaint of a break in to a residence in Langham. The caller reported that someone entered the residence through a window and stole a number of items. Police attended the scene and spoke with the landlord of the property. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

July 16, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. Police received a complaint of a break in to a business in Maymont. Police attended the scene and found that someone had entered the business over the weekend and damaged items at the business. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

People:
July 10, 2018 at 8:20 a.m. Police received a complaint of a intoxicated male at a residence in male. The male refused to leave the residence. Before the police arrived, the caller called back to advise the male had left. There were no further calls received.

July 14, 2018 at 2:15 a.m. Police received a complaint of a loud party at a residence in Martensville. Police attended the residence and spoke with the residents who agreed to shut the party down. There were no further calls received to this residence. There were no charges.

ALCOHOL GAMING REGULATION ACT
Section 115(1)(a) of the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act is minor purchases or attempts to purchase beverage alcohol. The fine for this infraction is $360.00.


ALCOHOL GAMING REGULATION ACT
Section 109(1) of the Alcohol Gaming regulations Act states that it is illegal to have, give, keep or consume beverage alcohol in a vehicle. The fine for this is $360.00.



If you have information regarding this or any other crime, please contact Warman/Martensville RCMP at 306-975-1670/306-975-1610 or if you have information and you wish to remain anonymous in your reporting, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a tip via their website: http://saskcrimestoppers.com/ or text in a tip: TIP206 + your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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Rejuvenation Project Complete at Delisle Public Library

November 2017

The first phase of the project included the addition of sleek end-shelving units (built by Cliff Merkosky) to better house and display new library materials. A cozy reading nook with comfortable big chairs was added. Innovative storage solutions and numerous other small modifications have opened up space and improved both the public area appearance and the behind-the-scenes workings of the library. These alterations were made possible by contributions from Laura Multiple 4-H Club, Delisle Community Players, and Delisle Library fundraising events, as well as through individual donations.
 
The second and largest phase of the project was achieved thanks to the generous financial support of Agrium, Delisle Crops for Communities, and the Town of Delisle.
 
Visitors to the library are now greeted at a large curving reception desk, engineered by North Woods Design. The two-tiered design is attractive, ergonomic and functional, facilitating flow and efficiency of service while ensuring patron privacy and comfort. The children’s area has also undergone a complete transformation. Custom shelving maximizes available space and provides child-friendly access to books. Corkboards extending to the ceiling make a backdrop for themed displays designed to stimulate interest in reading about new seasons, occasions, different cultures and many other motifs. A large “reading tree” area-rug offers cushioned comfort for kids during the regularly scheduled “Story Time” events. Additional custom shelving houses over-sized graphic novels and frees up room for more material of interest to children and young adults.
 
Fresh white paint on the walls and the concealment of existing utilities such as the sink and book-drop have contributed to a more modern and streamlined façade. The end result is a library with a contemporary and professional appearance, which still maintains a quirky charm and a warmly welcoming atmosphere. Phase three of the Library Rejuvenation Project is currently under consideration – stay tuned!
Community Members Share Their Skills and Experiences on School Community Councils

The School Community Council (SCC) is a primary link between the home, community and school.  Prairie Spirit believes that involvement with School Community Councils is a rewarding and meaningful activity for parent and community members.
 
The purpose of School Community Councils is to:
• Support student learning success and well-being; and,
• Encourage parent and community involvement and engagement in the school.
 
School Community Councils provide mechanisms for parents and community members to support and influence the work of the school and to channel advice to the Board of Education and others.  The focus of the SCC is student learning and well-being.  The challenge for the SCC is to engage the parents and community with the school in a meaningful partnership that supports their shared responsibility.
 
School Community Council Responsibilities
Councils are accountable to their community.  Responsibilities of the Council include:
• Understanding their community;
• Supporting parent and community involvement in the school;
• Advising the Board and school as outlined in the Board of Education School Community Council Policy;
• Working with the School to develop, support and provide advice to the Learning Improvement Plan;
• Helping parents find ways to support their children’s learning;
• Reviewing extra-curricular school activities approved by the principal and Student Council members;  
• Advising and approving fundraising activities in the school; and
• Reviewing student fees to ensure alignment with Board of Education directions.

Council Member Responsibilities
Your role as a Council member is to build shared responsibility among parents, the community and school for student learning and well-being.  In addition, your role is to lead parent and community involvement in school planning and improvement.
 The term of office for Representative Parent and Community Members is two (2) years with no limit on the number of consecutive terms that may be served.
As a Council member you might expect to...
• Attend meetings from September to June as determined by the Council calendar;
• Engage in the work of the Council such as:
o Supporting and advising the development of the Learning Improvement Plan with the staff of the school;
o Developing, leading and taking action on Council initiatives to help families support their children’s learning;
o Providing advice to the school, Board of Education and other community organizations and agencies, as outlined in Board of Education policy;
o Providing advice for school fundraising activities, school fees and the student code of conduct;
o Reporting to parents and community on Council progress; and,
o Working with other Council members to learn more about the role of the Council and how to fulfill its responsibilities.

In order to run for election to your local SCC, you must live in the school attendance area or be a parent of a student in the school. Contact your school’s principal or Prairie Spirit School Division for more details.
Prairie Spirit School Division Releases Weapons Policy

Over the past several months, Prairie Spirit School Division has been developing a formal procedure regarding weapons in schools. The procedure provides a consistent approach for all Prairie Spirit schools to follow to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The procedure states that students and adults must not possess or use real or replica weapons on school premises or at school-sponsored activities held off school premises. This also includes transportation on the school bus. There are no exceptions to this procedure.

Examples of weapons include, but are not limited to:

  • hand guns

  • rifles

  • shot guns

  • air rifles

  • knives

  • tasers

  • laser pointers

  • pepper spray

  • multi-tools that include a blade

any liquid, spray or powder capable of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person

daggers
crossbows explosives tear gas
mace

Under certain circumstances, the principal, in consultation with the school division, may give permission for an item to be in the school that could be considered to be a weapon (e.g., tools or equipment for Practical and Applied Arts or Phys. Ed.).

If other students are aware of a student in possession of a weapon, they should inform a staff member.

In-school administrators are authorized to take the necessary steps to remove weapons from the school. This will include following an established school safety protocol and contacting the police.

The safety of our students is our first priority. Our dedicated staff members work every day to ensure our students are learning in a safe and caring environment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to review the procedures document, please contact your school.

Construction Zone Fines

Late last fall the government announced an increase in fines for speeding thru construction zones.  There was a lot of media coverage at the time but as it was the end of the construction season, most people may have forgotten.
Spring is coming and with that construction and road maintenance  will begin.
When traveling on two lane highways you must slow to 60 in both directions when passing workers or equipment.
On a divided highway it applies to the direction the workers are on.
Saskatoon is different as it applies to the entire area signed as a construction zone.
The media coverage told the base fine and the additional per KPH which may not have gotten your attention.
To give you an idea of how serious this is, here are an example of the new fines.
Traveling at;
100 KPH the fine is $530.00
110 KPH the fine is $714.00
120 KPH the fine is $798.00
Hopefully showing the amount of the fines will make it clearer and help you realize how serious this is.
Please slow down to 60 for the safety of the workers who are trying to improve the roads for your travel.
RM #315 Montrose develops an Official Community Plan

The Council of the RM of Montrose No. 315 adopted three bylaws under The Planning and Development Act, 2007.  The RM has established a new Official Community Plan, a new Zoning Bylaw and a new fees bylaw.

  The Official Community Plan bylaw will establish municipal land use policies, goals and objectives.  The Zoning Bylaw will implement land use policies, establish zoning districts, prescribe permitted and discretionary uses within each zoning district, establish a development permitted process, prescribe a process for appeals and provide a provision for amendments. The Fees bylaw will establish fees for municipal services including planning and development services.  

   The Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw and Fees Bylaw will affect all land within the incorporated area of the Rural Municipality. The zoning and policy maps show the affected lands.

The Official Community Plan provides the Rural Municipality with direction on development decisions and municipal goals.  The Zoning Bylaw helps direct and manage growth and development within the Rural Municipality. The Fees Bylaw provides the Rural Municipality with a schedule of fees to be charged for services provided by the Municipality.

    Any person may inspect the Bylaws and maps at the RM office during normal office hours.  Copies of the bylaws and maps are available at cost. Electronic copies of the proposed bylaws and maps can be viewed and/or downloaded on line at http://www.rmreview.net/ocp.html.

 

RM #345 Vanscoy has had Official Community Plan since 2009

The RM of Vanscoy No. 345 adopted an Official Community Plan (OCP) back in 2009. The plan allows for new subdivisions through out the RM, primarily on the main traffic corridors. Since the adoption there have been many applications for subdivision of residential land into parcels smaller than the previous 40 acre minimum parcel size.

Each application requires council to hold a public hearing. In some cases there has been considerable opposition that stopped the proposed subdivisions, though many have been approved.

Contact the RM office or website to find out the affected land.