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.
As of March 17, 2020, please contact each listing for updates going forward.
New Life Community Church
Someone to talk to, practical assistance (delivery of supplies, etc.)
Pastor Doug or Gwen: 306-874-9121
Huang’s Chop Suey
Changing to TAKE OUT ONLY starting March 18, 2020. Closed Mondays.
Naicam Prairie North Co-op
(Delivery fees waived until April 12th)
Open for business as usual.
Prescription Delivery (Drop off only.)
(Call pharmacy for details if quarantined to set up delivery on account.)
Open for business as usual. May change as situation changes, please check back.
Sakina’s Grill House
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
Open for business as usual. Closed Sundays & Mondays.