REACT Curbside Bin Program Delayed

Originally scheduled to be implemented in May/June, we’ve been informed that due to COVID-19 delays, we won’t be able to roll-out the curbside garbage bin program through REACT until the end of June at the earliest.

We’re working on creating a document that will be mailed out to residents and posted online. This document will outline the rules and regulations of the REACT program and of the new Waste Management Bylaw that Council will be reviewing at their May 12th meeting. We’re also working on putting together a public virtual session with the Town and  REACT where we can review the program for the public, and answer frequently asked questions about how all this will work. If we know a roll-out date it will also be announced at that time otherwise a separate notice will be sent to residents announcing when the program will begin and when you can expect your cart to arrive.

We thank you for your patience!

PLAYGROUND / SPRAY PARK STILL CLOSED

 

Reminder that the Playground and Spray Park are still CLOSED by order of the Minister of Health as they are considered outdoor recreational facilities. These are not scheduled to re-open until stage 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. Follow the link below to view the full plan. Thank you for your cooperation!

Town Hall Meeting – CANCELLED!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions the Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for April 28, 2020 is cancelled. Administration will be reviewing options to make the information that would have been presented at the Town Hall meeting available to the public in an alternate format. Please stay tuned over the coming months.

Thank you!

Press Release – Town of Naicam Closes Facilities, Waves Interest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Naicam, SK – Mar 17, 2020– By resolution of Naicam Town Council, the following preventative measures are being taken to ensure the continued health and safety of the entire community, but especially those most vulnerable. The following are in effect immediately until further notice:

  • Viking SportsPlex: Closed for the season, all events and activities cancelled
  • Naicam Town Hall: Closed until further notice, all events and activities cancelled
  • Town Office: Closed to the public, but staff will remain at work and the public is now required do their business by email or telephone during regular business hours.

The Public Works and all staff will be limiting public interaction. Please do not approach staff in person but contact the office instead by phone or email. Public Works will also not be entering homes of residents at this time.

Our emergency services are still functioning and responding to calls following all SHA (Saskatchewan Health Region) protocols. If you are having an actual emergency where there is immediate danger to life or property, please call 9-1-1 as usual.

Town Council and staff understand that things are very uncertain in our world right now and appreciate your patience in this rapidly changing situation. If you have concerns over members of the community who may be quarantined, we ask the community at this time to make the best possible use of technology and check in on your friends and neighbours via telephone, email, social media and text messaging where possible.

“Towns across the province are limiting access to public spaces and we are following the advice of public health officials,” says Mayor Rodger Hayward. “I ask all residents to follow the advice of our public health officials and if you feel sick to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the spread of the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but keep in mind that is for the health and safety of all of our residents.”

In an effort to help alleviate some strain on community members, Council is also waiving interest that would have normally been generated on April 1st and May 1st on all past due accounts for taxes, utilities, and all accounts receivable.

If you or someone you know is having trouble accessing accurate information or resources, please contact the Town Office during regular business hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and we will do our best to connect you with the right people or services. Attached to this news release is a listing of the current status of other facilities/services in the community. Please keep in mind this is a summary of a few resources we are currently aware of and there may be some we are missing.

Council will be reassessing as the situation continues to develop and will review again at each Council meeting until such time as the situation has been fully resolved. The Town of Naicam is a community of approximately 661 people in East Central Saskatchewan approximately 224 kilometers north of Regina and 50 km south of Melfort.

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As of March 17, 2020, please contact each listing for updates going forward.

Helping Hands Restaurants

New Life Community Church

Someone to talk to, practical assistance (delivery of supplies, etc.)

Church: 306-874-2180

Pastor Doug or Gwen: 306-874-9121

Huang’s Chop Suey

306-874-2311

Changing to TAKE OUT ONLY starting March 18, 2020. Closed Mondays.

Naicam Prairie North Co-op

Grocery Delivery

Naicam: 306-874-2323

Spalding: 306-872-2122

(Delivery fees waived until April 12th)

Naicam Bakery

306-874-5644

Open for business as usual.

Naicam Pharmasave

Prescription Delivery (Drop off only.)

Naicam: 306-874-2022

(Call pharmacy for details if quarantined to set up delivery on account.)

Naicam Station

306-716-8168

Open for business as usual. May change as situation changes, please check back.

 
Other

Sakina’s Grill House

306-874-9190

TAKE OUT and DELIVERY ONLY until further notice. Closed Mondays.

Thrift Store – Closed for 2 weeks and will revisit at that time.

Naicam Library – Closed by the Wapiti Region until further notice.

Naicam Seniors Centre – Closed until further notice, will review after a few weeks.

Churchview Lodge – Please do not attend the Lodge if you are ill or have been outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

Kitako Lake Ranch and Fine Meats

306-874-4000

Open for business as usual. Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Press Release – COVID-19 VSP Closure

March 16, 2020

Ferne Hebig, CAO

TOWN OF NAICAM

306-874-2280

naicam@sasktel.net

 

Town of Naicam Closes SportsPlex for the Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Naicam, SK – Mar 16, 2020– The Town of Naicam is closing the Viking SportsPlex for the season effective noon March 16, 2020 as a preventative measure to ensure the continued health and safety of the entire community, but especially those most vulnerable. Last week the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan banned public gatherings of over 250 people in any one room in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Terms including social distancing and self-monitoring are also being used.

Social distancing means keeping at least one metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This means getting rid of handshakes and hugs. Keeping that one metre distance gives enough space to prevent you from potentially breathing in any tiny droplets released by a person’s cough or sneeze. However, it can be very challenging to achieve this goal within our recreational facilities, events and activities.

“Naicam Town Council has decided to close the SportsPlex in order to do our part to help curb the spread of Covid19. Towns across the province are limiting access to public spaces and we are following the advice of public health officials,” says Mayor Rodger Hayward. “I ask all residents to follow the advice of our public health officials and if you feel sick to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the spread of the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but keep in mind that is for the health and safety of all of our residents.”

Council will be holding a special meeting on March 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm to review COVID-19 and any further preventative measures that should be taken by the Town in regard to other facilities. The Town of Naicam is a community of approximately 661 people in East Central Saskatchewan approximately 224 kilometers north of Regina and 50 km south of Melfort.

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Important Announcement – Coming Today

Please stay tuned for an important announcement from the Town regarding our facilities to come around noon today following any provincial news releases scheduled for this morning. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve at a rapid pace we thank you for your patience as we work to ensure we are taking appropriate preventative measures to protect everyone, but especially those most vulnerable in our community, while maintaining vital core services.

 

Thank you!

Water Bill Errors

We want to notify everyone that we have become aware there was a bit of a hiccup in the system when we ran water bills.

Rates changed as of January 1st, 2020, and while the correct rates were billed out in the charges section on the right side of the bill, with the correct total due, the minimum rates listed on the left side of the bill did not change on everyone’s to the new rates. So it is essentially showing some people two different rates, but the rate actually billed out is the correct one at the new minimums. Sorry for any confusion. We do know the cause of this and it won’t happen on future billings.

For reference, see our Utilities section where previous and current rates are posted.