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2014 Announcements

Town Office will close at noon on December 24 and remain closed December 25 & 26.
December 31 the office will close at 3 and remain closed January 1 & 2.

The Water Treatment Plant is fully operational and running well.  Better yet, the boil water advisory has been lifted.
Thank you for your patience through the upgrades to our Water Treatment Plant.
An OPEN HOUSE will be held on December 19th at 1pm at the water plant.  Local MP Ed Komarnicki will be in attendance.

The Stoughton Rec Board sold 343 tickets for the Fly Away Draw.  The first trip winner is from Assiniboia.  The remaining draws will be held throughout December.

Welcome to Winter celebration is December 6th.  This event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  Click here for more details.

Bouquet to all the volunteers who assisted to make the Pool Fundraiser a success.  Approximately $13,000 was realized in profits thanks to support from the community.  The money raised will be used towards replacing the pool liner.

Fire Department has aquired a new Rescue Truck for emergency services.  The old unit will be sold by tender.

Regens Disposal will be collecting garbage on Friday, December 26 rather than on Christmas Day.  All other collections are as regularly scheduled.

Library – a Christmas centrepiece craft will be held on Wednesday, December 10th at 2pm.  Bring your own bowl, container, etc.  Other materials will be supplied.
The library will be closed December 24th to January 5th.  Regular hours resume January 6th.

The bulk water supply at the Water Treatment Plant is back in operation.  Thank you for your patience during these upgrades.

Curling season is about to begin!  Contact Delmar at 306-457-3184 or Dan at 306-457-2449 to register teams.

Youth/Open Curling Clinic:  Learn to curl or refine your skills.  December 6, 9:30-4:30 & December 7, 9-1.  Cost is $75.  Call Tammy at 306-457-7205 or Christy at 306-457-7500 or click here for more information.

Stoughton Early Learning Facility is accepting applications for the positions of Executive Director and Early Childhood Educator.  Click here for more details.

Stoughton Recreation Board Fundraiser:
Fly-Away Draw – Vacation Lottery 6 trips to be won to various locations.  Tickets are $100 each and are available at the Meat Market or from Rec Board Members.  Draws will be made in December

Stoughton Cemetery Bylaw Brief:

During Winter months (October 16 to April 14) all vases attached to monuments must be inverted and flowers must be removed. The town assumes no responsibility for missing or damaged flowers and vases.

As required under The Municipalities Regulations the 2013 Annual Waterworks Financial Overview is available at the Town Office or click here to view online.

PAVING – because of adverse weather contractors are behind schedule.  Thus, no paving will be done this year.  The town crew will be patching streets as time permits.

Water Plant Filtration System is on schedule and should be operational by the end of September.

Rental Accomodations – The Building Code requires bedroom windows, smoke alarms, acceptable exiting, and possibly fire separations in boarding house situations.  Any concerns in this regard should be referred to the Town Office.

The 2013 Financial Statements for the Town of Stoughton are now available.  To view the statements click on the link  or they may be viewed at the Town Office.

 

Remembrance Day Service
10:30am
Royal Canadian Legion

 Clean up Stoughton!  Clean up your yard, house & garage and dispose of the refuse FREE of charge.  Friday, October 17 we will have a fall curbside pickup for senior residents.  On Saturday, October 18 the landfill will be open from 1 – 4pm and residents may drop off refuse FREE of charge.
This program is offered to Town of Stoughton residents ONLY

The Town of Stoughton is currently accepting applications for the position of Landfill Attendant.  Click here for more information

LIBRARY – Yarn Bombing!  Knitting and crocheting sessions will be held at the library on Thursdays at 3:45, starting August 28.  All ages are invited to come participate – no experience necessary.  All materials except needles and hooks will be supplied.  The museum will be yarn bombed during Library Week, October 19 – 25.

Cemetery Committee is still looking for volunteers.  Please contact Sandi at 306-457-2915 for more information.

THANK YOU to all volunteers for your work cleaning and maintaining our cemetery 

PEST ALERTS
#1 Tent Caterpillars have been observed in some trees in town.  They feed on leaves of trees and shrubs.  If you have these webby tents in your trees, affected branches should be pruned and destroyed (burned or placed in plastic bags and put in garbage)  Chemical sprays are not recommended as they are not effective and can harm other insects and birds.
#2 Scentless Camomile (wild daises) have been seen in some locations.  This noxious weed is harmful to crops and spreads wildly be seeding.  These should be pulled and burned to avoid further infestation.
#3 Black know affects all cherry tree varieties.  Affected branches should be pruned and burned.

Reminder:  Maintaining boulevards is the homeowners responsibility.  Please also ensuring any trees or shrubs are trimmed to keep sidewalks clear.  

Water service will occasionally experience periods of lower pressures as connections are made to the water filtration system in the coming days.  These episodes will be brief in duration.

Animal Licenses are due!  Forms and licenses are available at Town Office.
License cost is $10 per dog or cat.
Bylaw 380-10 states that any owner who fails to comply will be fined $60.

FOUND Female brown tabby, approximately 8-12 weeks old.  Please call Stoughton Vet Services at 306-457-3133 for more information.

Stoughton Swimming Pool is now closed for the year.
Thanks for spending your summer with us!

New Hope Horse Club Rodeo – August 30.  Rodeo starts at 6 pm.  Click here for details.

Chamber of Commerce “Booming Business Party” will be August 29 from 5 – 8 pm on Main St.  Features will include sidewalk sales, kid’s activities, dog show and more.  Food will be available.  Click here for more information.

Stoughton & District Museum will be open starting June 30.  CHANGE OF HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9-12 & 12:30-5, Wednesday by appointment.

Are you Stoughton’s Coffee Row Genius?  Stoughton & District Museum will have an artifact on display weekly, come in and guess what it is.  Friday’s at 2pm coffee will be on and we will draw for a winner.  First correct answer drawn will win a prize and bragging rights!  A new artifact will be displayed every Monday.

Stoughton Lions Club is sponsoring a community garage sale August 9 at the Legion.  To book a table call Ken at 306-457-7615

 

Water Shut Off – Monday July 14

We will be hooking up water to Froude Street on Monday and will have to turn off water to Lundy Place and Assiniboia Ave past North St.  The road will also be blocked to traffic during the day while they install the necessary infrastructure.
Sorry for the inconvenience

Canada Day Celebration: Join us July 1st at the Royal Canadian Legion for a BBQ and entertainment by Michele Amy starting at 4:30.  $5 for a hamburger or hotdog, salads, drink, ice cream & cake.  Fireworks at Taylor Park at dusk.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

STOUGHTON DAZE 2014 – July 4-6

> A weekend of entertainment for the whole family – check posters or click here for more details.  Gainer the Gopher, mascot for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, will be a special guest at the parade.
> Stoughton Lions Club is organizing the Stoughton Daze parade.  To enter a float contact Del Coderre at 306-457-3173 or 306-457-3131
> Stoughton Pool will NOT be open during Stoughton Daze due to unavailability of lifeguards.  More lifeguards are needed so if you or someone you know is interested please contact Danielle Hoffman.

Congratulations to CAITLIN DEMPSEY, captain of the Weyburn Goldwings.
The Weyburn Goldwins won the 2014 Esso Cup, and the title of Canadian AAA Female Champions.  Caitlin, wearing number 19, plays forward and led her team in overall points through the regular season.

Congratulations to Dan Coderre who won the 2014 Stoughton Volunteer of the Year Award.
Thank you to the many people who volunteer in the community – your hard work is appreciated.

TOWN FLAG CONTEST
Congratulations to Ann Torres, winner of the flag contest.
The flag will be revealed at the Canada Day celebration.

Town of Stoughton is now accepting applications for the position of Landfill Attendant.  Click here for more information.

 

The 2014 Assessment Roll has been prepared and is open for inspection.
Click here for more information

SPRING PICK-UP will be Wednesday, May 28.  Please bag all leaves and bundle trimmings and place at front curb.

Swimming lesson forms are now available at Town Office

Stoughton & District Donor’s Choice 2014 Annual Campaign: Volunteer canvassers will visit each residence in Stoughton and area during the weeks of April 21 – May 5.  Please be prepared to donate to your favorite charities with an all-in-one, tax-deductible donation.  All receipts are issued and delivered to your home by your canvasser.  Canvassers can pick up their packages from April 15-17 at Pat Knox Bookkeeping.

The Recreation Board is planning to purchase Jumping Castles which are so popular at events.  They will be used for Stoughton Daze, the Kids Carnival and will be available for rent by other organizations or individuals

REFUSE & RECYCLING FEES:  the trial period for recycling is over.  Fees for each of these services will be $7.50 per month as of March 1.  This is an overall increase of $5 per month and reflects the actual cost of these services.

Stoughton & District Museum is now hiring for the student Host/Hostess sumer job.  Click here for more details

Stoughton Early Learning Facility is now hiring.  Executive Director and Early Childhood Educator positions available.  Click here for more details

Transportation Services: Now being offered by Dennis Coffey of Carlyle, who taught driver education at Stoughton School for many years.  Contact 306-453-2922 or 306-577-8096 for more information.

Thank you to all who supported the Swimming Pool through the Chris Getzlaf fundraiser and auction.  A huge thank-you to Farrell Agencies Ltd for organizing this event.

2nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner: May 2 at 6pm.  Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  Nomination forms and supper tickets are available at Town Office, Farrell Agencies & Poplar Tree Inn.  Supper is free but tickets must be presented to attend.  David Nussbaumer will speak about his experience climbing to the base camp on Mount Everest.  Thanks to Farrell Agencies for sponsoring this event. Click here for more information

Golf Course AGM Wednesday April 16 at 7pm at the Club House.  New board members needed.

Stoughton Minor Ball: Registrations must be in by April 10th.  For more information contact Derek at 306-457-3113.

Heward Stone Church inviting tenders Click here for more information

To better serve you the Town of Stoughton is now able to accept payments by debit, Visa or Mastercard.

Congratulations to Sandi Apshkrum who won the bi-election

We are excited to announce that we now have a doctor in the Stoughton Health Clinic on both Wednesday and Thursday. 
Doctor’s hours are Wednesday 9am – 4pm and Thursday 11am – 4pm.  The lab is open Wednesday morning from 9-12.  For appointments please call 306-457-2444.
New patients welcome!

Dangerous Goods: The Town has applied to the Department of Transport to receive information about dangerous goods being transpored through town by rail.  This will assist emergency services in preparing for potentially hazardous situations.

TIP Grants: Organizations wishing to receive funds from this program are reminded to file applications with the Recreation Board.  Forms will be available at the Town Office.

Eagles Hockey Tournament: Saturday, February 15.  Contact Rory Clark for information.

Chamber of Commerce:  Submit your e-mail address to the Chamber to be entered to win a prize basket.  E-mail addresses will only be used to notify you of upcoming events that are hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.  Please mail one of the following to enter:  d_hoffman@shaw.ca or newhope@pharmachoice.ca

Library:  A genealogy program will be offered on Saturday, February 22 at 1:30.  This program will be useful for those interested in reasearching their family history.

BOUQUET: to the ‘anonymous’ donor who gifted the Library with a Keurig coffee machine.  Your generosity is appreciated.

Stoughton Skating Rink is OPEN!!  Public Skating will be Monday – Friday from 3:30 – 9pm, Saturday 1-9pm & Sunday 1-6pm.  Please pay skating fees to the town office.

Stoughton Public Library will be closed from Sunday December 22 to Wednesday January 1.  Hours will resume as regular on Thursday January 2.
Starting January 9 new hours will be in effect: Tues 4-7 pm, Wed & Thurs 10am-1pm &2-6pm, and Sat 10am – 1pm

Bouquet to the Chamber of Commerce for the 2nd annual ‘Welcome to Winter’ celebration.  Attendance was up from last year and residents enjoyed the evening.  Thanks to all businesses and organizations that participated.
Congratulations to Richard Ogg, winner of the Chili Cook-off and to all Gingerbread House contest winners: Danae Ksenych (under 6), Brianne Ksenych (6-12 years), Liam Hagen & Dylan Breault (12-18 years) and the residents of Newhope Pioneer Lodge (adult).

The Rec Board is sponsoring a Kids’ Carnival on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the school gym.  There will jumping castles, face painting, carnival games, food, a raffle table and more.  Bring the kids out for a free fun afternoon.  Anyone interested in donating raffle items or volunteering for a shift that day, please contact Erin Clark at 306-457-2422 or 306-457-3199.

Water Plant construction is on schedule.  Framing is finished and cement pouring is the next step.  The project will be completed in 2014.

New No Parking Zone on either side of Government Road through the school zone.  There may be some adjustments made to this restriction in the future.  It is a matter of safety for walking traffic and for roadwork (eg snow removal).

Bylaw Enforcement: the new Commissioner of ‘F’ Division (Regina) has made it clear that RCMP will enforce bylaws if it is a matter of public safety, eg agressive dogs running at large.

Bylaw Enforcement:  The Commissionaire is in town weekly enforcing bylaws.  Thank you residents for following warnings and helping to make Stoughton a better community!

DOG & CAT licenses are required and available at Town Office.  Tickets will be given to any resident without a current animal license.

Pest Control:  Randy Walbaum, Pest Control Officer for the RM of Tecumseh has been contracted to provide the same service to the Town of Stoughton.

Moose Mountain Health Care Corporation:  Dr. Davies, who has been acting as a locum at the Arcola Clinic, will be moving to Arcola in January.  He will provide services in Stoughton on Wednesdays – watch for changing hours.   Another doctor may also join the staff in Arcola, pending the outcome of examinations, and be available for extra hours at our local clinic.

AED‘s are located at the Recreation Complex, Newhope Pioneer Lodge and Stoughton Central School, as well as on the ambulance.  These devices give clear instructions to the user.

Community Boards are in need of members and volunteers.  These groups provide important services to the town and its residents.  Reward is in the knowledge that you are making a positive contribution to the activities that make the town more amenable.  Please consider joining a board – in particular the Rec Board, Curling Club, Pool Board and Golf Club are in need.

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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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