STOUGHTON CURLING CLUB: Regular season starts Dec 2. Register as a team or single by Nov 30. Fees are $120 for adults, $55 for students. Call Del Deren @ 306-457-3184 or Dan Coderre @ 306-457-2449
Set of Stoughton & Area History Books for Sale – call Shirley at 306-457-3173 for more information
SELF Daycare Shower – Stoughton Early Learning Facility: Gift Ideas & Wish List available – Click here for details
REC BOARD UPCOMING ACTIVITIES: Kids Carnival will be held January 26, 2014 – jumping castles, games, face painting and raffle prizes! Volunteers are needed, please contact Erin at 306-457-3199. Discussions on Stoughton Daze 2014 have begun and the board is looking for new ideas and partnerships with community groups.
The Rec Board is looking for new members, and meetings are open to anyone who is available to attend. Meetings are the first Monday of every month at 6:30 in council chambers.
BYLAW ENFORCEMENT: The Town of Stoughton has contracted with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires to provide this service. This will start the first week of October. Focus will be on the Nuisance Bylaw (unsighly/unkept properties, unlicenced/abandoned vehicles, storage of materials, etc), the Traffic Bylaw (illegal parking, obstructing access or traffic flow), Illegal disposal of ashes, garbage or other refuse, and other bylaws as seen appropriate by the Council. The Commissionaire will be in uniform and the vehicle is decaled.
WATER TREATMENT & FILTRATION: the tender was awarded to Clark’s Supply and Service from Moose Jaw. This includes installation of green sand filters and upgrades to the Water Plant. Work is scheduled to being soon and should be completed in 2014.
BULLETIN BOARD: this is located across Assiniboia Ave from the Town Office, next to Stoughton Memorial Hall. Thanks to the 4H Club and Kim Coderre for constructing and installing this. Check for notices of community events. Contact the Town Office to display a notice.
RECYCLING: this new service has been well utilized since its inception. Please check the information provided by Regens for regulations on recyclables.
Welcome to Councillor Pat Shiels !
Congratulations to Stoughton Chamber of Commerce on their successful “Booming Businesses” event!
Congratulations to the New Hope Horse Club on their Rodeo success!
STOUGHTON EARLY LEARNING FACILITY: is scheduled to begin operation this fall (possibly in November). Louise Hislop has been hired as Director. Over 40 children have been registered to date.
LIBRARY HOURS: Tuesday 3-8pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm & 2-6pm, Thursday 1-6pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm
The Library is looking for a copy of Newhope on the Prairies. If anyone has the book, or knows of an available one, please call Laura at 306-457-2484.
The 2012 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.
Volunteer drivers are needed for the Care-A-Van! This valuable service depends on volunteers and requires little time commitment. Please call Town Office at 306-457-2413 or Newhope Pioneer Lodge at 306-457-2552 for more information!
If you have any information regarding the vandalism to our skating rink please visit the Crime Stoppers website and the information can be submitted anonymously. We are also asking the community to submit any information they have on the damage being done to the traffic signs throughout town.
Golf and Swimming rates are now available on our recreation page.
Congratulations to Anne Kernaleguen who was selected as “Volunteer of the Year”. This award was supported by the Chamber of Commerce and was presented to Anne at a supper ceremony at the Memorial Hall on April 27.
An Archaeo-Caravan will be in Stoughton on June 12 at the museum. This hands on display will provide a further glimps into the past with it’s many interesting artifacts. Watch for posters!
The new ambulance has arrived and is in service. More EMS staff are still required and training is available. The new firetruck is scheduled to arrive by the end of July.
The Town is currently investigating a partnership to receive “Enhanced RCMP Service”. If successful, it will increase the police presence within the town and the individual would focus primarily on bylaw inforcement.
Canada Day will be celebrated July 1 at the Legion starting at 4:30pm. Cheeseburgers, hotdogs, salads, cake and ice cream will be served and we are currently lining up some live entertainment for your enjoyment. Fireworks will bring the evening to a close.
The Library will be hosting a special event and snacks to celebrate Aboriginal Day on June 21. Watch for more details.
Stoughton & District History: Lincoln Adams has produced a three CD set which inclues “Newhope on the Prairies” and both volumes of “Tecumseh on hte Prairies”. Full text, pictures and some special effects. If you would like a copy of these CD’s, call Lincoln at 306-457-2770. Price is $100.00
BYLAW BRIEF: Dog tags are REQUIRED within Town limits. Licenses are available at the Town Office. There is also a bylaw prohibiting dogs running at large. Dogs MUST be on a leash in public areas and restrained on private property.
Congratulations to Melissa Gall who won this month’s trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the Recreation Board Raffle!
Congratulations to Tracy Zambory who was promoted to the position of President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. Tracy has served as Vice-President for many years.
On Friday, April 12, MP Ed Komarnicki attended a press release at Town Office announcing that the Federal Government of Canada, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, has awarded the Town of Stoughton with a grant for $250,000 to be used on the new Water Treatment Plant.
PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS: SAMA assessments have now been sent out. Legislation requires that assessments be completed on all properties every four years. The base date for the 2013 assessments is January 1, 2011, and the assessments reflect those values. For more information on assessments, visit www.sama.sk.ca. To verify your assessment, and compare it to neighbouring properties, or other properties within the town, please visit SAMAView. The deadline for assessment appeal is June 3.
AMBULANCE: New staff members are urgently required. Service has occasionally been ‘down’ as necessary staff was not available. Training is local, contact Betty-Lou McIntosh for more information 306-457-2277.
RECREATION BOARD: The ‘Win-a-trip” event is at the halfway mark. Three more draws to go. Tickets still available at the Stoughton Meat Market. Winners thus far: Kelly Jaster of Medicine Hat – Las Cabos, Ryan Bernie of Weyburn – New Orleans, John McIntosh of Stoughton – British Columbia. Next draw to be held May 6.
Stoughton Daze will be held the weekend of July 6th.
BYLAW BRIEF: Street address numbers are required on all buildings, to facilitate EMS calls. Emergency vehicles are dispatched to your street address, not the name of your resident or business. If you do not have your address displayed, please do so.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The first annual ‘Volunteer Recognition Award” is under way. Nominations can be made until April 16 when the winner will be named. Nominations can be made at any participating Chamber of Commerce Business. The Recognition Dinner will be held at the Memorial Hall April 27.
BOUQUET: To Mae Eckert and Eleanor Graham for many years of dedicated service to the community and area as members of the Library Board (in Mae’s case – 45 years). A tea to recognize their service and to observe their retirement from the board was held March 20 at the library. A large turnout for the occasion showed the community’s appreciation.
LIBRARY: Winner of the draw for a crib blanket created and donated by Irene Szeponski – Ann Phillips. The Library service is not just providing books. The CD and DVD collection is available for sign out. Other services include computer use, fax, photocopying and friendly assistance from Laura Sabadoes, Librarian.
BYLAW ENFORCEMENT: Two members of coucil will be attending a meeting at Torquay to discuss the possible hiring of a Regional Bylaw Enforcement Officer.
SPRING RUNOFF: It is hoped that the melt will be gradual to avoid the problems we encountered in 2011. Some measures you can take to avoid seepage:
-Move snow away from house foundation
-Clear channels in the ice/snow to drain water away from your home
-Ensure downspouts are extended (2M recommended)
-Ensure that sump pumps are in working order
The Public Health Nurse will be holding immunization clinics at the Town Office, in Council Chambers, every third Wednesday of the month. If you would like more information, or to book an appointment call Tracy at 306-736-2113.
If you would like your local business or organization added to our web listing, please email us your information at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also ‘link’ your home page to your listing, just provide us with the details!
Stoughton has a new Community Ambassador with Access Communications.
Candice Merk can be contacted with your community events and programs.
The Town of Stoughton Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Report – 2012 Annual Notice to Consumers is now available and will be mailed to all residents.
Fire Department: A new truck has been ordered and will arrive by July 31, 2013.
Policing: A meeting was held with RCMP to discuss an approachable presence in town. We are working towards having an office for the officers to work out of and for community members to contact them at. The town is also working with neighbouring communities to engage the services of a Bylaw Control Officer. Hopefully this effort will be successful in the future.
Ambulance: A new ambulance has been ordered for delivery in the week of March 18. The board has been meeting with the Sun Country Health Region to negotiate a new contract. The current contract expires April 1.
Bouquet – from a ratepayer writing to the Town Council:
Just a quick note to say “WOW”! What a fantastic job you have been doing in regards to snow removal. Very very many people are impressed, including myself.
Funny how human nature works…everyone loves to grumble and complain. Close your ears
to these remarks. The other 90% of us congratulate you on the very professional job you are doing!
I know this is just the beginning of Stoughton becoming strong, in charge, with a plan in place for today that will carry it into the future as “THE PLACE TO LIVE!” Once again, to you all, a huge pat on the back.
Our appreciation to the writer and to our town crew.
SUMA (Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association): Mayor Knous and Councillors Hoffman and Sangster attended the SUMA convention in Saskatoon, February 3-6. The convention offers training workshops, information sessions, resolutions for presentation to Provincial and Federal Governments and opportunities to meet directly with other elected municipal leaders and with the Premier and Cabinet Ministers. The newly elected President of SUMA is Debra Button, Mayor of Weyburn.
The Town of Stoughton has again recieved funding through Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Organizations can apply to the Community Grant Coordinator to recieve a portion of this funding. Applications are available at town office and must be submitted no later than February 28, 2013.
DID YOU KNOW… Town of Stoughton Pins can be purchased for $2 at the town office
Congratulations to Kyle and Jessica Wilton, both of whom were awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their community service. We are all proud of you!
Bouquets to the Chamber of Commerce for the first WinterFest Celebration. It was a great success and we look forward to the next one. Anyone who still hasn’t picked up their Santa pictures can do so at the town library.
We are happy to announce that the Town application for debentures to finance the WATER TREATMENT PLANT project have been approved. Debentures will be tendered after the Provincial Municipal Board sets the terms and interest rate. A special thanks to Gerry Figler and Richard Eckert who spent many hours preparing the application.