Welcome to Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Town of Churchbridge is a welcoming and inclusive community, which is centrally located, whether for work or play.  We pride ourselves on having an excellent school system and being community focused.


Our vision is to be a, "progressive, active, and inclusive community that seeks sustainable economic and social growth that values its citizens and heritage." Our mission is to be, "an attractive community which celebrates its history, respects all of its citizens and focuses on involving its youth to have an active role in the community. With a fiscally responsible mindset, council works to market, develop, and plan for its current and future accomplishments."


Located along Highway 16 between the Manitoba border and Yorkton, we are home to a daycare, pre-school and a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school. We are in close proximity to the Mosaic Potash Mines, and we are definitely a growing community.  Our population has increased by 20% per cent since 2011. The 2016 census shows that Churchbridge has a population of 896.

Just a reminder to call (306) 896-7825 (the on call phone) after regular office hours, if you see any red or white lights on or if you notice any sounds coming from any of the lift stations. The lift stations are located across from the Town Shop, by the School, and at the south end of Cedar Crescent.

In addition, please do not message Town Staff privately on Facebook regarding Town related business. These messages are not checked on a regular basis. Please use the on call after hours phone to address your concern. Thank you.





Community News & Event Information Quick Links
Community Events Calendar Winter Transfer Site Hours
(Sept 16, 2018- April 30, 2019)
Council Meetings


- Tuesday - 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday - 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Transfer Site WILL BE CLOSED if temperature is more than -30C with or without windchill or +30C with humidex.

Acceptable Recycling Items

Regular meetings will be held on the following days, starting at 7 p.m.:

-Monday, February 25
-Monday, March 11
-Monday, March 25
-Monday, April 8
-Monday, April 22

TOWN OF CHURCHBRIDGE NOTICE

Summer Employment Opportunities

Public Works
- The Town is now accepting Applications for (2) Public Works summer staff for 2019. Applicants must have a valid Class 5 Driver's License. Duties include tree trimming, painting, campground maintenance, grass cutting, and other duties as assigned by the Town Foreman. Start Date: May 1, 2019.

Churchbridge Aquatic Centre- The Pool will be offering the Lifesaving Society Program. Applications are being accepted for:

~Full-time Manager- May 2019- Aug 2019- The manager must have supervisory, organizational, and leadership skills. They will need to provide proof of NLS, LSI, and their Pool Operators Certification.

~Full-time Assistant Manager- June 2019-Aug 2019- The Assistant Manager must have supervisory, organizational, and leadership skills. They will need to provide proof of NLS, LSI, and Pool Operator's Certification.

~Part-time or Casual Lifeguards & Instructors- June 2019-August 2019- Lifeguards and instructors must have leadership and organizational capabilities. They will need to provide proof of all qualifications. Pay for individual lifeguards will be based on qualifications obtained.

Clearly mark on your application the position you are applying for and how many years of experience you possess.

Please submit resumes by March 10, 2019 to: The Town of Churchbridge, Box 256, Churchbridge, SK, S0A 0M0, email churchbridge@sasktel.net, or fax (306) 896-2910.

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Aquatic Operating Committee

The Churchbridge Aquatic Operating Committee is looking for one new member to join the Committee. The ideal individual would be a person who resides in the area and is at the pool on a regular basis.

The position would give the resident an opportunity to suggest ideas for the facility and for fundraising. The position would also include a voice in the hiring process, pricing of the Centre, and much more.

The position would be volunteer and the majority of involvement would be in the summer months.

If you are interested, could you please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240 or email chbgcap@sasktel.net in the next 2-3 weeks. Thank you.

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Notice

The Town Office will be closed February 18th for the statutory holiday. Regular Office hours will resume February 19th. Thank you.

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Senior Strategy

Do you want a better future for older adults in Saskatchewan? Your input is crucial!

Saskatchewan does not have a seniors' stategy. Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanisn is doing research to determine the structure and strategy needed to ensure quality life for older adults in Saskatchewan.

Please complete the online survey by clicking here or find an online survey/print, copy & mail by clicking here.

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Shooting Star Preschool

The Churchbridge Shooting Star Preschool opened in 2011. The preschool is run by parent volunteers. It offers classes for 3 and 4 year olds, but has seen a decline in enrolment the last few years.

Now the preschool needs help! At the end of this school year the preschool will need to relocate. Due to low enrolment and volunteers, we are looking at closing our doors.

If you are interested in keeping the preschool open, please volunteer to help by the end of February 2019. We need volunteers to run the Board of Directors, including President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Board Members. If the interest in the preschool is low, we will be closing our doors at the end of June, 2019.

Please contact Cassie Kaeding at (306) 896-2688 for more information.

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Housing Authority Contract Caretaker

Housing Authotrity is still accepting leeters of interest. Please consider supporting your community.

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Literacy Expo for Children


On March 13 from 10:30-1:00 p.m., there will be a Kids First Children’s Literacy Expo Event at the Churchbridge Community Centre.

The Expo will be funded by grant money from the Ministry of Literacy Programs for children under the age of 6. All the materials for the event will be supplied.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Raine at (306) 743-7186, or Amanda Kornaga at (306) 896-2712.

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Crime Watch Opportunity

"Rural Crime Watch is a community driven, community led, police supported Crime Prevention, Crime Reduction collaborative program.Volunteers would have a vested interest in their community; they share the common goal of safe homes and a safe community."

The Town of Churchbridge and surrounding communities are seeking residents who are interested in joining a Rural Crime Watch Group. The resident would have to get a criminal record check, but it would be free of charge. A membership fee may be determined at a later date, depending on funds received for the program.

The time commitment is minimal, but the benefit is huge for communities! The RCMP would inform the Rural Crime Watch group when there is criminal activity in the area.

To be a part of the Rural Crime Watch group, a resident must have a smart phone to access the apps required for the program. If you are interested please contact the Town Office at (306) 896-2240 or email churchbridge@sasktel.net to sign up. Click here for more information.

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Nominate a Volunteer

Recipients are nominated by their peers, schools or their communities. Because volunteer work can sometimes go unnoticed, Cathay Wagantall would like to again bring attention to deserving volunteers in our constituency this spring.

With that, please click here for the nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 15, 2019.

Please contact (306) 782-3309 (office), (306) 521-0642 (cell), or email cathay.wagantall.c1b@parl.gc.ca for more information.

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National Flag Day

National Flag of Canada Day is February 15, 2019. Let's honour our iconic flag! Celebrate the #CanadianFlag across the country!

Take a selfie with the Flag! Post a photo with the flag and tag your friends on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Be part of the celebrations: Organize a flag-raising ceremony, share a picture with the profile filiter, share the video, or create a human Canadian flag.

Don't forget to post your picture with the hashtag #CanadianFlag.

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Youth Scholarship Opportunity

Junior Citizen of the Year Scholarship

For over the past four years The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower and with the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, have recognized the youth of Saskatchewan through the Junior Citizen of the Year Award.

These prestigious awards are given to youth who: 
~Have a positive lifestyle 
~Have had the ability to overcome life's challenges
~Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility 
~Are dedicated to community and school 
~Inspire others
~Are between the ages of 8 to 18

This year four deserving youth will receive $3000 bursaries to use towards their post-secondary education.Visit www.swna.com for further information and nomination forms. Nominations close March 31, 2019.

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Change of Hours

Until further notice, the Churchbridge Library will be open from 12- 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Regular winter hours apply for all other days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Winter 2019 Newsletter Corrections

The Craving Change Workshop in Langenburg and the Arena Trivia Night on the list of events schedule have been cancelled.

The Arena Tournament dates have also changed, the NEW dates are as follows:
~Novice Jan 19-20
~Pre-novice Feb 1-2 
~Atom Feb 9-10
~Old Imperials Feb 15-16

The Newsletter is available under "Quick Links." This newsletter will be mailed out to every resident with utility bills. For any resident who does not receive this newsletter with a utility bill, feel free to stop by the Town Office for a copy. Thank you.

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Newspaper Opportunity

Our local and very popular newspaper, The Four Town Journal, serving Langenburg, Churchbridge, Bredenbury, Saltcoats and surrounding area is looking for new owners.

Bill and Lynda Johnston are planning to retire on July 31, 2019. Please spread this information. Otherwise our local newspaper may be closing.

For more information, please contact Bill Johnston at (306) 743-2617 or at fourtown@sasktel.net.

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Cell Phone Listing

Register your cell phone for FREE with Care Printing & Publishing Inc. Your phone number would be listed in your local phone book. Visit www.cellregistry.ca for more information or call (306) 946-4027.

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Flushing Awareness

If you use baby wipes, feminine hygiene wipes or diapers, please do not flush these products down the toilet.
They block our sewer lines and could cause damage to your home or someone else's when the sewer backs up. Note: It costs between $5000- $10,000 to replace a lift station pump.

Please help us reduce risk and cost!

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Sharing of the Newsletter

Just a reminder for landlords to share the newsletter (which was enclosed with the Utility Bill) with their tenants. The list of acceptable items for recycling and garbage can be found by clicking the links below:
~Recycling
~Garbage

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Water Treatment System Announcement

New Building Canada Fund- Small Communities Fund (SCF) will provide the Town of Churchbridge with a Water treatment system upgrade in the amount of $2.245 million. Councillor Russ Thies was on hand for the announcement made in Saskatoon Tuesday, Sept 11.

The project will be completed in 2.5 years and includes:

• Construct approx. 140 m2 building expansion, reservoir upgrades, approx. 12 L/s Reverse Osmosis unit, drainage upgrades, electrical room, backup generator, and all associated works.
• Wells: modifications and upgrades as needed including review by hydro geologist, pump replacement and electrical upgrades. 
• Building expansion: confirm structural capacity, construct new building expansion complete with HVAC system, electrical system upgrade, modify existing building, and other associated works.
• Reservoir Upgrades: reservoir structure modifications as necessary to suit the membrane treatment unit and upgrades to the level control system.
• Drainage upgrades: upgrades to drainage within the WTP if determined to be practical during design.
• Reverse Osmosis Unit: treatment unit (including pre-treatment if necessary) and control system including integration of WTP plant controls.
• Backup Generator: Installation of standby power generation.
• Electrical Room: Separated room for electrical equipment including new power distribution equipment, motor control, and all associated works.
• Sewage Pumping Station and Sewage Lagoon capacity review.
• Engineering, Geotechnical investigation, and Hydro geological review.

For the news releases, click below:
~ CTV News
~ Government of Saskatchewan

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Cat Issues

The Town office continues to receive complaints about CATS running at large.
According the Town Bylaw (h) Every Owner or Keeper shall ensure that their cat(s) is not being a nuisance or running at large. For more details see: http://www.churchbridge.com/office/bylaws/2015-012_Cat.pdf
Be a responsible cat owner and a good neighbour: Spay or neuter your cat; have your cat tattooed and register, microchip implanted, or wear identification bearing your name and telephone number; keep your cat indoors, in an outdoor, enclosed cat run, on a harness or leash, or under continual supervision.

- 211 Saskatchewan
- Aquatic Centre - 2018
- Asset Management Plan
- Bark Park Information
- Business Directory
- Bylaws
- Campground
- Churchbridge Cemetery - Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project
- Churchbridge Players Drama Club
- Churchbridge Volunteer Fire Department
(to report a controlled burn 1-866-404-4911)
- Commercial Property Opportunities
- Community Events Calendar
- Community Profile- 2018
- Council Meeting Minutes
- Drinking Water Quality & Compliance Report (2018) - also available at the Town Office
-Water Testing Results & Inspection Reports
-Horse Shoe Pits
- Municipal Directory System
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Newsletters
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Official Community Plan
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Policy Manual & Forms (Printable Complaint, Presentation-to-Council forms)
- Recycle/Garbage Collection Schedule - 2019
- Rental (residential) Listings
- Residential lots for sale
- Royal Estates Adult Living
- SaskAlert Mobile App Instructions
- Sport Park Information
- Townfolio
- Town Services & Fees
- Transfer Site Information

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Southern Saskatchewan Vacation Guide 2018

- Ph: 306-896-2240 - Email: churchbridge@sasktel.net - Town Office: 116 Vincent Ave. W. - Box 256 - S0A 0M0 - www.churchbridge.com -