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Information about or of interest to QEXCA residents

More about the Exhibition Local Area Plan

The next Local Area Planning meetings for the Exhibition Area will be held on:
Wed., Mar. 27 7:00 p.m. Topic – Neighbourhood Safety
(If you have any questions about this meeting or Neighbourhood Safety, please contact:
Elisabeth Miller, MCIP, RPP Senior Planner, Neighbourhood Safety 306 975-7666)

Wed., Apr. 10 7:00 p.m. Topic – Land Use & Infill Development

Both meetings will be at at Seventh Day Adventist Christian School – Gymnasium, 2228 Herman Ave.
Refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome!
More information, including the Presentation slides and Minutes from the previous meetings are now available.

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: keith.folkersen@saskatoon.ca

The Latest about the Hospice (301 Hilliard St. E.)

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation officially launched its public campaign, “Close to Home”, at the end of January.  Funding for the hospice is one of the pillars of the campaign. More information is available on the website.
The Foundation is planning for targeted communication, within the neighborhood around the building, before construction starts.
The following are some of the highlights of the project to date:
• The building designs have been completed and the project went to tender in early February.
• Neighbours might have noticed activity at the building recently.  The contractors are touring the site so they can prepare their bids.
• If all goes as planned, construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019 and is anticipated to take approximately a year.
• More targeted updates will be provided to the neighbourhood as work progresses.

Got Time? We can use your help!

The QEXCA offers residents a chance to join together, plan and provide programs and events, and get to know your neighbours. Take part in your Community Association and help make your community an even better place to live!

There are many ways you can volunteer:

  • helping with the WinterFest Family Fun Day, Sat. Mar. 16 noon to 3:00 p.m.
  • flood /shovel an outdoor rink
  • help edit the newsletter or website
  • act as liaison with churches
  • help develop partnerships with local businesses
  • coordinate indoor programs
  • provide leadership as a Board member

Community Association volunteers make friends, share their knowledge and expertise, get exercise or build their resume with positive work experience.

Contact us at qexca.saskatoon@gmail.com to find out how you can take action and improve life in your community!

At this year’s AGM, the positions of President,  Vice President, Secretary and up to ten Directors-at-Large are open for nominations.

We are looking for School Liaisons.  These are not Director positions and are not required to attend Board meetings.  Each School Liaison is responsible to maintain communication between the QEXCA and the administration (and often the School Community Council) of one of five schools in the Community and report, at least quarterly, to the Community Relations Coordinator.
There are three (3) vacancies:

  1. École canadienne-française, Pavillon Monique Rousseau – Ideally, this person will be fluently bilingual, French and English, and able to translate QEXCA documents for the Francophone community.
  2. Frances Cree Bilingual School – Ideally, this person will be of aboriginal ancestry.
  3. Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute – Ideally, this person will have some experience working with teens.

Lead Water Pipes

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 to Operate.

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 possible.

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.