Updates from Cynthia Block, Councilor, Ward 6: “Offers to pick up groceries, prescriptions, shovel walks or reach out via phone to strangers who may be lonely remind me again how lucky we are to live in this city. “
Updates from Mairin Loewen, Councilor, Ward 7: “I want to … sincerely thank residents for everything they are doing to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community – by staying home, practicing physical distancing, and by continuing to stay connected with your neighbours.”
Effective March 25, City-owned playground structures and those in school yards at all schools (Saskatoon Public, Greater Saskatoon Catholic, and Canadienne Ecole Francais) will close until further notice. This action was necessary because the shared surfaces people touch – especially playground equipment – should not be used right now for the health and safety of your family, and to eliminate the potential for gatherings at play. For more information go to saskatoon.ca/covid-19.
Canada The latest from Public Health Canada: Prevention and treatment information from our Federal government.
Resources for Seniors The Saskatoon Council on Aging has cancelled programs and activities until June. Its phone lines remain open and staff are working remotely. Any senior, who needs help to get groceries or needs a friendly volunteer caller, may contact the YXE Community Response to COVID-19. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The hotline is 306-361-4357. There are also many other organizations that are helping. To keep updated, visit the website.
If you have any questions about BRT, or would like to participate in future engagement activities, please contact BRT@saskatoon.ca. If you have any questions about the Plan for Growth in general, please contact the Growth Plan Implementation Team at email@example.com.
For more information, or to find schedules and other trip planning tools, visit saskatoontransit.ca or download Transit App to plan your trip using real-time bus tracking.
Neighbourhood Planning is now drafting the LAP and working collaboratively with various stakeholders and City Departments to establish actionable recommendations based on the feedback received through the process to date. Once they have investigated potential action items they will share them with the community and ask for further feedback to ensure the final plan represents the desires of area stakeholders.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please contact them. They will be in touch in the coming months to discuss the next steps for the LAP.
Local Area Planning is a community-based approach to developing comprehensive neighbourhood plans that enable residents, business owners, property owners, community groups, and other stakeholders to have direct input into the future of their neighbourhood.
Once completed, a LAP establishes the vision and goals to guide the growth and development of a neighbourhood. It also identifies specific recommendations for improvements within a neighbourhood.
The study area boundary for the Exhibition LAP is Taylor Street to the North, Broadway Avenue to the East, Ruth Street (East of Lorne Avenue) and Circle Drive (West of Lorne Avenue) to the South, and the riverbank to the West (see attached study area map).
A picture is worth a thousand words! The City is asking residents to show what you love about living in the area. See some of the photos that have been shared. Submit photos of the sights and activities you enjoy.
If you have any questions about the LAP, the LAP Process, or the meetings, please contact: Keith Folkersen, Senior Planner Neighbourhood Planning Section City of Saskatoon Phone: 306 986-1690 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation group encourages people to leave their leaves on the ground. One of the most beautiful aspects of fall, the changing colour of leaves, comes with an onerous task: raking them all up. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), however, has some green advice for people wishing to avoid back-breaking yard work: leave the rake in the shed and the leaves on the ground.
An artist in Your Community is sharing his photos the old-fashioned way – through the mail! With millions of images shared in the digital realm every day, Jannik Plaetner’s year-long project is trying to reconnect people through the power of a physical photograph. (CBC News · Posted: Oct 06, 2019 8:00 AM CT | Last Updated: October 6 )
Over the weeks ahead, we’ll see walls going up as the crews work to enclose the building before the cold weather hits.
Construction is expected to take about a year, with the goal of opening the 15-bed hospice in Fall 2020.
St. Paul’s Hospital is thankful to the community for your patience throughout the demolition phase and renovation/construction of the hospice.
The Hospital Foundation is progressing well with their fundraising for the $20 million Close to Home campaign – this is a comprehensive campaign that includes not only the money needed to build the hospice, but also targets other important advancements for end-of-life care in Saskatoon and area.
There will be many opportunities for volunteering at the hospice once it is open – more information about how to volunteer will be shared in the months ahead.
Further updates will be shared in the weeks and months ahead as the project progresses.
For more information, please contact Tara Delainey, Hospice Operational Readiness and Transition Lead, St. Paul’s Hospital: 306-655-5867.
In 2015, in response to the slope failure in the Nutana Slope area, City Council approved the continued monitoring and reporting on slope activity. Since that time, the City Administration and its consultants continue to monitor the riverbank of the South Saskatchewan River with a focus on maintaining public safety. City Administration also began reviewing options for regulations to support safe and sustainable development on riverbank properties.
The City of Saskatoon is proposing new regulations for development on properties adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River. Impacted landowners and key stakeholders are invited to information sessions to obtain details.
Engagement on the proposed Riverbank Development Regulations will gather input from impacted residential and commercial landowners, as well as key stakeholder groups in advance of submission to City Council.
Many residents and businesses in low lying, older areas have been devastated multiple times by flooding where the storm water system does not have the capacity to adequately manage flash flooding. Streets in these higher-risk flood areas were not designed to convey storm water like they are now in newer neighbourhoods.
The City of Saskatoon is upgrading the storm water system to improve flood protection to residential and business properties near the 1st Street/ Dufferin Avenue and Taylor Street/ Broadway Avenue intersections. This will impact the multi-purpose sport field at W.W. Ashely District Park and some local roads during construction.
Coming soon to the area:
new underground pipe system will drain water more quickly from the streets
(construction in 2020).
new storm water dry pond will be constructed in the W.W. Ashley District Park
sport field to temporarily hold rain water during a major storm (construction
sport field at Aden Bowman Collegiate will be reconstructed with a full-size
soccer field to allow for uninterrupted student and community access to sports
programming (construction in 2019).
angle parking will be considered on Albert Avenue from 1st Street E to 2nd
Saskatoon’s water supply is one of the
safest in the world. Test results are
reported to the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency as part of the City’s Permit
Saskatoon’s water supply is virtually
lead-free. The lead level content in the
City’s drinking water when it enters the water distribution system is 100 times
lower than the Health Canada limit. Health
Canada recently updated its directive for exposure to lead and advises that
people should not be exposed to lead, as it can cause adverse health effects
even at very low levels and recommends reducing lead exposure as much as
Treated City water flows from the Water Treatment Plant to water mains (or pipes) located underground throughout the City. Water enters individual properties through a water service connection. If your home was built before 1950 there could be lead within its plumbing system. As a precaution, homeowners and occupants should be aware of how to reduce the risk of lead exposure from drinking water.