Exhibition Local Area Plan (Update)

The City of Saskatoon is beginning work on the Exhibition Local Area Plan (LAP) and we want you to be involved!

LAPs are community engagement projects that result in local neighbourhood improvements.  We began in the Fall by asking Exhibition residents to share photos of their favourite places in the neighbourhood.  In December, we’ll be conducting an online survey to get your help in identifying local issues.

To submit a photo of your favourite place in Exhibition or to participate in the online survey, go to saskatoon.ca/LAP or saskatoon.ca/engage

Watch for flyers announcing our first Exhibition LAP meeting that will happen in early-2019, where we will provide more information about the LAP process and begin identifying the topics that local stakeholders want to discuss.

For more information or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact:
Keith Folkersen, Senior Planner
Neighbourhood Planning Section
City of Saskatoon
Phone: 306-986-1690
E-mail: keith.folkersen@saskatoon.ca

City cautions residents about Saskatoon Light & Power phone scam

The City of Saskatoon is cautioning customers about a new telephone scam. Customers are receiving calls where the caller claims to represent Saskatoon Light & Power. The caller’s specific request is unclear.

The City of Saskatoon is reminding customers that credit card or bank account information is never collected over the telephone. The City of Saskatoon will send in the mail notices regarding outstanding utility account balances, and use an automated dialer to remind customers to contact Corporate Revenue before utility services are impacted.

All Saskatoon Light & Power staff wear identifiable uniform indicating they work for the utility and can also provide identification if requested.

Customers are asked to report suspicious calls by contacting Corporate Revenue at 306-975-2400, report online to Saskatoon Police Service, or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Saskatoon Light & Power customers can continue to call 306-975-2414.

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:

  • flood an outdoor rink
  • chair a meeting
  • network with other community groups
  • help organize a special event
  • coordinate youth activities
  • assist with fundraising

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 also 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.

Looking to grow a garden?

There are two Community Gardens in the QEXCA Community: Queen Elizabeth School and Aden Bowman Collegiate!
A community garden provides neighbourhood residents and families with the opportunity to become engaged in a healthy recreation activity while growing nutritious food, meeting neighbours, learning about the growing cycle and beautifying open space.

Babysitting in QEXCA

Attention QEXCA Babysitters!
We’re compiling a babysitter list for the next issue of our newsletter. If you’d like to be included in the list, please, email qexca.saskatoon@gmail.com, and provide us with the following info:
Your name,
Your age as of August 2018,
Your phone number and
Whether or not you’ve completed the babysitter’s training course through the Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance or the Saskatchewan Safety Council.

Police “Street Checks” Policy

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners is pleased to provide a summary of a Policy, developed by the Saskatchewan Police Commission, that is to guide municipal police services in the manner in which they conduct “Street Checks”, also referred to as “Contact Interviews”.
In response to the above provincial guidelines, the Saskatoon Police Service is currently developing training standards, reporting methods and record management procedures in accordance with the new provincial policy.
The resulting report will be reviewed by the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners in the fall of 2018.
The Police Commission would appreciate your input on the provincial Policy. A brief (only 4 questions) survey on this issue is available, on the Police Commission website.