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Results of Election

Results of November 9, 2022 Election

Division 2:   Steve PENNER – 9, Darren STEINLEY – 34.

Division 4:   Jordan MILLER – 16, Harvey Schulz – 16.

In compliance with The Local Government Election Act when there is a tie you put both names into a hat to determine a winner. Jordan Miller was drawn.

Congratulations to the successful candidates and thank you to Steve Penner and Harvey Schulz for running in this Election.   R

Gopher Poison

As a result of the Ministry of Agriculture performing a strychnine alternative study in the RM of Maple Creek this spring and having great success with a different product, the RM of Excelsior has ordered Burrow Oat Bait and Rodent Bait to be used on gophers. The bait is a pasteurized oat bait and is treated with zinc phosphide which means it will not germinate. It was found to be as effective as strychnine and less expensive. It is also less prone to leaving dangerous residue in dead gophers. Pending any shipping concerns, this product should arrive at the end of June. Cost is $120 plus GST for a 20 kg bag. If you would like to purchase this product, please let the RM Office know so we can add you to our list.

Train Blocking Crossing?

Is a train blocking a crossing for more than five minutes? Call the CP number found on the yellow sticker on the warning system.  You should also send a note to PNRWebRPN@tc.gc.ca which is Transport Canada. Information that is important is the date, time, rail car number, locomotive number. Video evidence is also a good thing. Trains must be fully stopped for five minutes or more before you report it.

Recycling of pesticide & fertilizer containers

Farmers can start recycling empty pesticide and fertilizer containers on May 2.

In addition to empty small plastic containers for pesticides and fertilizers, Cleanfarms’ programs include:

  • A nation-wide recycling program for large non-deposit plastic totes and drums for pesticides and fertilizers,
  • Recycling programs for grain bags and baler twine,
  • A nation-wide collection and proper disposal program for unwanted pesticides and old, obsolete livestock and equine medications, and
  • A disposal program for see and pesticide bags in Quebec.

 

Visit www.cleanfarms.ca for location collections.

Dust Control

Ratepayers are reminded that putting their own dust suppressant on RM roads is not permitted.  Please contact the RM Office for further information regarding the cost sharing program for dust control.

Smoke Alarm & Carbon Monoxide Detector

The Province has passed new legislation that requires all residential occupancies to have carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, regardless of the building’s age or size, in place by July 1, 2022.  Did you know that Saskatchewan averages 1200 carbon monoxide incidents each year?  For your own safety, please comply.

Free Rapid Tests Available at RM Office

Free rapid tests for Covid-19 are now available for pick-up at the RM Office.  A reminder that we are closed December 24th, 27th and January 3rd.  Office hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed from 12:00 to 12:30 pm.

Call Before You Dig

Ratepayers are being reminded to Call Before You Dig.  The number to call is 1(866)828-4888.  This includes any type of excavation work and includes near any pipeline.