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2016 Announcements

With the New Year fast approaching we want to take this opportunity to give thanks to those in the community who volunteered their time this past year.  Whether it is with the Fire Department, Ambulance, Meals on Wheels, 4-H, any board that runs recreational activities, as well as the others not mentioned here, we appreciate you and thank you!

Stoughton Rink is open!  Public Skating times are listed on our community calendar, Facebook page and the Main Street sign.  As well, there will be a free skate all day on New Years Day starting at 11am.  If you would like to book the rink for an event, practice or party, please contact Rowena at 306-471-7021.

The Town would like to send a big Thank You to Tom Sangster and Blaine Morrison for their years of service as Councillors.  Tom has served on Council on and off for a combined total of 25 years and Blaine has served for the last 15 years. 

Congratulations to the Dinner Theatre crew for another successful event!  The play raised over $25,100 for the swimming pool.  This could not have been possible without the help and support of our community.  
To the cast and crew, as well as those who bought tickets, brought salads and desserts and helped during the event, our deepest THANK YOU!

Stoughton Chamber of Commerce presents Welcome to Winter on December 8 from 6-8pm at the school.  See full details here. 

Congratulations to Bill Knous who has been nominated as Mayor!

Councillors elected by Acclamation:
Colleen Andris
Rob Andris
Stefan Clark
Danielle Hoffman
Chelsea Schindel
Pat Shiels

The Town has the 3 lots known as 231 Main Street for Tender.  Sealed tenders will be accepted until 4pm on December 16, 2016.  

The Lagoon expansion project is well over half completed.  This project was made necessary by the volume of water used in the town.  It will accommodate any foreseeable increase in the town population.  We hope that this will occur soon with an upturn in the oil industry.

DINNER THEATRE:  This fundraiser for the pool will be held at the Legion Hall on November 18 & 19, 25 & 26 and December 2.  Rehearsals will begin in September.  All parts have been cast but if you are interested in assisting with this production, contact Danielle at 306-457-7651.  Tickets go on sale September 1 and can be purchased by calling Danielle.

DOUBLE LINE CROSSING on Main Street – This is a reminder that crossing the double, solid line is a traffic violation, not only in Stoughton but throughout the Province.  Backing up across the double line from a parking spot is especially dangerous.   PLEASE drive carefully and with concern for your own safety and the safety of others.

Fall Pick-Up: Public Works will collect bundled branches & trimmings and bagged leaves & clippings on October 17, For Seniors Only.  Please leave items neatly stacked at the curb for pick up.

The 2015 Financial Statements for the Town of Stoughton are now available.  To view the statements click the link above or they may be viewed at the Town Office.

The Annual Waterworks Financial Overview is now available for viewing.

Stoughton painting for sale:  we have been contacted by someone wishing to sell an original watercolor painting.  The size is 11″ x 14″ double matted.  They are asked $130.00 plus $13.00 postage.  If you are interested in purchasing this painting please contact our office and we will connect you with the seller.  Please note that the attached image is a copy and doesn’t accurate show all details.

Public Works will be flushing hydrants the week of September 19 – 23.  If tap water appears murky or brown please leave your taps open for a few minutes and water will run clear again.

Public Works will be spraying the parks with PAR3, a herbicide, over the next couple of weeks. These areas will be marked with signs as they are sprayed. Boulevards will also be sprayed and rolled.
Please stay off the grass in these areas until the chemical has completed dried.

The pool will close for the season on August 31 at 5pm.  Cheers to the pool staff and board on another successful season.

BOUQUET to the staff and board of the Stoughton Golf Course on the 25th Anniversary tournament.  Congratulations on a job well done and sincere thanks for your service throughout the season.

The museum has closed for the season.  Thank you to Lacey and the board for your dedication this summer.  Individual or group tours are available throughout the winter by appointment only.

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Stoughton Swimming Pool will NOT be heated until further notice. The pool will still be open regular hours. Thank you for your patience.

The Stoughton Golf & Country Club is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary!  Join us on August 14th for our anniversary tournament and your chance to win a 2017 membership.

The 7th Annual Stoughton Demolition Derby will be held on August 13 starting at 2pm.  

The Fire Chief thanks all the members of the Stoughton-Tecumseh Fire Dept. who participated in the First Annual Alameda Firemen’s Rodeo on June 5th.  Their dedication, hard work & professionalism is exemplary to Volunteer Departments everywhere.  Their skills captured one of our 2 teams a hard fought Second Place in the Rodeo.  Thank you.

Congratulations to former Stoughton resident Valerie Creighton on receiving the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in recognition of her extensive career in the Arts.

Public Works is in the process of replacing water meters throughout town.  Residents will be contacted to make appointments for the work to be done.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Travelling Memorabilia Exhibit will be in Stoughton on Friday, July 22 from noon to 5pm in front of Town Office.  The event is Free to attend, donations are encouraged. 

The Town of Stoughton is accepting sealed tenders marked “Tender for Theatre” until July 29th.  Click here for full details.

Bouquet to Jerry Clark, Dale Fowlow, Gerry Figler and George Goudy for their time and efforts in improving and refurbishing the ‘Richardson’ sign at the Sullivan Street entrance to the town.  Well done!

Taylor Park is enjoyed by many resident and visitors of all ages.  The “Friends of Taylor Park” have worked hard to make the park more functional and attractive.  Please note that the park was not designed to be a latrine for pets.  We ask that owners clean up after their dogs for health and aesthetic reasons.

Stoughton Public Library is looking for people to do after school children’s crafts on Wednesday or Thursday’s at 3:30.  Volunteer for one day or many, whatever fits your schedule.  Craft supplies provided, come with your own ideas or use one of ours.  Call Laura at 306-457-2484 for more information.

Disposal Bins – Please remember that the following items should not be put into any bins: Appliances, animal carcasses, chemicals, tires, treated wood, paint cans, batteries, hazardous materials, compressed cylinders (propane, etc).  Placing these materials in the containers may result in additional fees.

Stoughton Daze will be July 8 – 10.  
A weekend of entertainment for the whole family including a golf tournament, parade, kids games, softball, horse show, band and color run fundraiser!
Click here or see posters around town for full event details.

There will be no public swimming the afternoon of Wednesday, July 6 while we complete repairs.

Stoughton School Reunion will soon be here!  Here is the link to the 2016 School Reunion site for “Who’s Coming”

Canada Day Celebration
Taylor Memorial Park
Join us in Taylor Memorial Park for games, entertainment and a barbecue
Starting time 4:30
$5 for a Hamburger or Hot dog, salads and drinks
Featured entertainment by Caragana Ramblers whose performance last year was appreciated by all in attendance
Dusk  – Fireworks Display
In case of rain the backup location is the Legion Hall
Co-sponsored by the Town of Stoughton & R.M. of Tecumseh

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.

Swimming Pool is scheduled to open on June 27.  Check back for updates or see the Stoughton Swimming Pool Facebook page.

Calling all Princes and Princess for an afternoon of crafts and goodies at the Royal-T-Tea at the Museum on Sunday, June 26 at 2pm.

SAK Attack – Stoughton is participating in a clean up competition with Arcola and Kisbey and we need your help!  On June 22 a group of judges will be evaluating all three towns and determining a winner.  You can help by ensuring that grass, trees and shrubs are trimmed, debris and unlicensed vehicles are removed from yards, and your property is neat and aesthetically pleasing.

Dinner Theatre:  Readings will take place on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm at the Poplar Tree Inn meeting room.  If interested in participating as a cast or crew member please contact Danielle Hoffman at 306-457-7651.

Dealing with Caterpillars:  The weather this year has been favorable for both tent caterpillars and cankerworms and infestations are being noticed throughout town.   As well as being a nuisance, they can cause severe damage to the trees they live in.  Banding is the most effective way to stop them from infesting a tree.  Once an infestation has occurred, trimming and burning the branches and worms may solve the problem or trees may be sprayed with insecticides such as DiPel or BTK.  Click for more information on Tent Caterpillers or Cankerworms.

Public Works will be spraying public areas with PAR3, a herbicide, over the next couple of weeks. These areas will be marked with signs as they are sprayed. Please stay off the grass in these areas until the chemical has completed dried.

The Stoughton Swimming Pool is now accepting registrations for swimming lessons.  Please return forms to the town office no later than June 15th.  Click here for a full price list.

PROCEDURE:  Please do not call the town crew to ask how long a water shut-off will last or when your street will be plowed.  Answering the phone only ensures that the work will take longer.  Inquiries should be directed to the Town Office.  Information on shut-offs can also be found on our website or facebook page.

Landfill summer hours are Tuesday 10am – 1pm, Thursday 4:30-7:30pm, and Saturday 11am – 2pm.  

Chamber of Commerce Award winners:  Business of the Year – Herr Kutz, Volunteer of the Year – the cast and crew of the dinner theatre production.  Congratulations on these well-deserved awards.

Found on Main Street:  Orange & white long haired tabby.  He is neutered and estimated to be about 5 years old.  Please call Stoughton Veterinary Clinic at 306-457-3133 for more information.

There will be NO ACCESS in or out of Lundy Place from noon on Monday, June 6 until the morning of Wednesday, June 8 while we install infrastructure.  

Restaurant Equipment, Household Items & Medical Equipment Sale:  On May 30 from 10am – 4pm we will have open viewing and ‘silent auction’ bidding on the contents of 332 Main Street.  Click here for listing of available equipment and full details. 

There will be a fundraiser BBQ for Fiona Davis on June 5 from 4-7.  All funds raised will go to the Davis family to assist with her upcoming medical expenses.  Click here for full details.

Council proclaims that the first Saturday in June is National Health & Fitness Day and encourages everyone to participate in physical activities that contribute to their own health and well-being.

There will be no parking on Stanley Street from Wednesday evening through Thursday to allow room for a house to be moved.  Thank you for your co-operation

The fire ban has been lifted.

Spring Pick-Up: Public Works will collect bundled branches & trimmings and bagged leaves & clippings on May 24, For Seniors Only.  Please leave items neatly stacked at the curb for pick up.

On May 28 it will be FREE to bring items to the landfill from 11am – 2pm!

Public Works will be flushing hydrants May 4, 5 & 6.  If water appears murky please run taps for a few minutes and it should run clear again.

We are accepting Tenders for the position of Cemetery Maintenance. Duties include cutting grass and trimming around headstones.  Must supply your own equipment, and a minimum of one cut per week is required.  Position is from mid-May to mid-October or until weather permits.  Please drop Tenders off at Town Office by May 13 or mail to Box 397, Stoughton, SK, S0G 4T0

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Public notice is hereby given that the Town of Stoughton intends to restructure by adding the following lands from the Rural Municipality No. 65 to the Town of Stoughton:
The land to be added to the Town of Stoughton is the SW ¼ Section 27, Township 8, Range 8, West 2 Meridian and Part of SE ¼ Section 27, Township 8, Range 8, West 2 Meridian.
Click here to see the full notice, details on the public meeting, and instructions for objections.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Taylor Memorial Park clean up on Saturday!  Your help is greatly appreciated!

Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Recognition Night will be Friday, May 6, 2016.  We have put out our voting buckets for Peoples Choice for Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year at Chamber businesses. Voting runs until April 29 so make sure you get your vote in!  See full details here.

Adrian Paton Photo Collection Travelling Exhibit is on display at the library from April 6-21.  Select images from Adrian Paton’s collection are part of a new travelling exhibit developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society (SHFS) and the University of Saskatchewan.  Images provide a glimpse into history, with photos dating back to the 1914.  Come view the exhibit during regular library hours or during the Stand Up Tea on April 20.

The Stoughton & District Museum is accepting applications for a student summer position.  Click here for full details.

Stoughton Library is looking for adults interested in Art Classes.  We have an instructor ready to teach in April and May, limited space available.  If you are interested please call the library at 306-457-2484.

The Town is investigating the possibility of installing a columbarium at the cemetery.  This would be for cremated remains only.  The cost of a niche is to be determined.  A survey form will included with the next utility bill to determine if there is community interest in this option.

Landfill hours of operation: from November through April the disposal grounds will be open Wednesday 12:30-3:30pm and Saturday 1-4pm.

There will be NO ROAD ACCESS to or from Lundy Place on Friday, May 13th from 8am to approximately 4pm while Public Works locates underground infrastructure.

There is a fire ban in effect for the entire R.M. of Tecumseh including Stoughton, Heward and Forget.  Absolutely no fires are permitted due to the dry conditions.

Soccer registration will be held March 14 at the school library.  Click here for more details.

You can now receive your utility invoice by email.  To sign up please visit our office or complete this form and return it to us.

IN APPRECIATION:
To Rod Folk, who has resigned as Town Superintendent
To Sandi Apshkrum, who has resigned her position as Councillor.  This position will be filled during the general election in October.
We thank Rod and Sandi for their years of service to the community and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Personnel:
-Derek Hoffman
has accepted the position of Town Superintendent

-Floren Daigneault has been hired as a Public Works employee.

Stoughton Golf and Country Club is now accepting resumes for the position of Greenskeeper.  Resumes should be submitted to the Town Office by March 22.

The Stoughton Golf  and Country Club Annual General Meeting will be April 13 at 7pm at the Poplar Tree Inn.

The 2016 Assessment Roll has been prepared and is open for inspection.
Click here for more information

The 2016 Stoughton Bonspiel schedule has been set!  The Youth Bonspiel will be Feb 15, Open Bonspiel is Feb 26 & 27, Ladies Bonspiel on Mar 4 & 5, and Funspiel Bonspiel on Mar 11 & 12.

Accepting Applications for Public Works Assistant:  Click here for full details.  Resumes must be submitted by January 15, 2016.

Lots & Building For Sale:  Sealed tenders marked “Tender for Property” will be received up to 4pm on January 15.

1999 Ford F350 Truck for Sale:  Sealed tenders marked “Truck for Sale” will be received up to 4pm on January 15.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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