General Information

POWER/GAS/TELEPHONE

If moving into Town and you need to apply for power and gas you can call Sask Power at 1-888-757-6937 and Sask Energy at 1-800-567-8899.

 

To apply for telephone service call Sasktel at 310-7253.


WATER/SEWER

Water, sewer, and gas applications can be made at the Town Office. A $180.00 deposit is required for renters. Water, sewer, and garbage is billed quarterly starting March 31, and the basic quarterly charge is $180.00. There is also a $30.00 water connection fee which is non-refundable. $60.00 water connection fee for after hours.

 

Water is supplied to the town by two deep water wells. Chemical analysis is available from the Town Office upon request.

 

Residents are hereby advised that one notice indicating the amount of the arrears will be mailed giving the resident 10 days to pay all arrears. If after the 10 days the arrears remain unpaid, water services will be disconnected without any further notification from the Town Office.

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED THAT THERE ARE WATER RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, THERE IS NO WATERING ALLOWED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11:00 AM AND 6:00 PM EACH DAY.  YOUR HOUSE NUMBER IS NO LONGER RELEVANT TO THE DAYS YOU CAN WATER.

 

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING

Beginning February 1, 2015 each residence in the community was provided one waste container and one recycling container from Loraas Environmental Services. Pick up of these bins alternate every Tuesday, a calendar showing the pick up shedule is available at the Town Office or a link is provided below. All garbage must still be bagged before it is deposited into the waste bin. For complete details regarding these programs please see the links below or stop by the Town Office for a pamphlet.

Compost is collected from the alley twice yearly. Trees and grass/leaves picked up seperately.Garbage can also be taken to the local Waste Disposal Site, for a fee. For a complete list of regulations regarding taking waste to the Waste Disposal Site please call the town office at 843-2692.

**BACK LANE PICK UP BULLETIN**

 

TRANSFER STATION (1MILE WEST AND 1 MILE NORTH OF WILKIE)

TRANSFER STATION FEE SCHEDULE
2017 GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE
RECYCLING PAMPHLET
WASTE COLLECTION PAMPHLET

TRANSFER STATION HOURS

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am - 4 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 am - 4 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 11 am - 4 pm

 

 

SARCAN HOURS OF OPERATION

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:30-12:00
12:30-4:30
Wednesday 8:30-12:00
12:30-4:30
Thursday 8:30-12:00
12:30-4:30
Friday 8:30-12:00
12:30-4:30
Saturday Closed

 

RECREATION

Wilkie boasts some of the finest recreation facilities in the area. For more information on the facilites please call 843-2241.

 

HEALTH FOUNDATION FUNDS DEFIBRILLATOR FOR ARENA AND DANCE HALL

 

The Town of Wilkie in partnership with the Wilkie & District Health Foundation and the Heartland Health Region is pleased to announce the installation of two automated external defibrillators (AED) one at the Wilkie Arena and one in the Dance Hall. With this partnership, the Health Foundation funded the defibrillator, the Heartland Health Region established guidelines and training criteria for the program and the Town of Wilkie will coordinate the program and provide training to facility employees.

 

An AED is a user friendly device used to treat victims who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest claims the lives of at least 250,000 people each year and can happen anywhere, anytime. Early defibrillation is the link that is most likely to improve survival rates. Time is critical because every minute counts. A patient's chance of successful defibrillation decreases by 7 to 10% every minute that passes after collapse.

 

"Our goal is to enhance Emergency Medical Services in our community," said Margaret Skinner, Chairman of the Wilkie & District Health Foundation. "Having the AED at the arena increases access to early defibrillation."

 

Unlike models of defibrillators intended for use by health care professionals, AED's do not require extensive medical knowledge to understand or operate. The expertise needed to analyze the heart's electrical function is programmed into the device, and enables ordinary people to provide treatment to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. CPR-C and a three hour training session covering both AED's and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is all that is necessary to learn how to use the device. Currently, we have 5 persons trained as users of the AED; four Town of Wilkie employees and one Minor Hockey manager.

This program functions under guidelines set out by the Heartland Health Region. The names of all users of the AED and their qualifications must be submitted to the Heartland Health Region before they are permitted to use the AED. Any person who already has the training may be added to the list by calling the Program Coordinator, Julie Brooks, at 843-2692. The Town of Wilkie will be running an AED training session in May, 2007.


" I know there are persons in the community who are already trained but just haven't come forward yet" "said Julie Brooks, coordinator of the program. " It is our desire to have a long list of trained persons available."

 

"This is a wonderful Christmas present to the community," said Arena Manager, Daryl Glackin. "We hope we never have to use it, but if we do, we're ready."

 

SASKATCHEWAN HEALTH CARDS

If you are a newcomer to Saskatchewan, you will be required to apply for a Health Services Card within three months of moving. Application forms are available at the Town Office or you can go apply online at www.ehealthsask.ca.

 

DOGS AND CATS

If you own a dog, regardless of size or age, it must be licensed. Contact the Town Office for Fees. Dogs and cats are not allowed to run at large. Limit of 2 dogs and 2 cats per household.

 

RCMP

Wilkie is policed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Wilkie Detachment. They can be reached at 843-3480.

 

TRAFFIC

Speed limits are 40km/hour, unless otherwise posted. It is illegal to park any vehicle on a town street longer than 48 hours.

 

Heavy Haul Traffic:
" No person shall operate and/or park a vehicle or a combination of vehicles on any street within the municipality when the combined gross weight of the vehicle(s) with or without a load exceeds 8.0 tonnes (8,000 Kg or 8,800 lbs) except on the following highways designated as a Heavy Vehicle Route:
- 1st Avenue from Eight Street West to Tenth Street East
- 10th Street East from 7th avenue to 1st Avenue
The above shall not apply to vehicles making delivery on any street in the municipality provided the operator of the vehicle(s) uses the most direct route from and to the heavy vehicle route listed above.

The purpose of this restriction is to reduce damage done to pavement by heavy haul traffic and therefore extend the life of the streets.

Golf Carts:
" Golf carts may be operated between sunrise and one-half hour after sunset on any street or lane within the municipality with the exception of Highway No. 14 and 29 for the sole purpose of traveling to/from the Wilkie Golf Course using the shortest, most direct route. No person shall operate a Golf cart on any sidewalk, boulevard, schoolyard, park or playground or without a valid driver's license.

 

Snowmobiles:
" Snowmobiles may be operated on any street or lane within the municipality between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:00 pm providing that usage is limited to the route having the shortest distance between the point of origin and destination. No person shall operate a snowmobile on any land designated as parks and/or open green space. Operating a snowmobile on Highway 14 and 29 shall be in accordance with The Snowmobile Act and The Highway Safety Act.

 

Parking of Vehicles:
" No person shall park a vehicle, trailer, travel trailer, semi-trailer, motor home, boat etc on any street or road at one place for any period of time exceeding 72 consecutive hours.

 

Engine Retardant Brakes:
" Use of engine retardant brakes is prohibited within the municipality except to reduce impact of collision or other such emergency.

 

BUILDING PERMIT

A building permit is required in advance for any new structures, extensions, and for any building being moved in, or out of Wilkie. Building permit applications are available at the Town Office.

 

PRORERTY TAXES

Property taxes are payable on the calendar year commencing January 1st. The rate of discounts being as follows:

January 1st-31st - 3%
February 1st - 28th - 2%
March 1st - 31st - 2%
April 1st - 30th - 1%
May 1st - 31st - 1%
current taxes are subject to a 1.5% penalty Sept 1 to Dec 1
After December 31st - a 13% penalty on arrears

 

HEALTH CARE

The Wilkie Health Centre and Poplar Courts Nursing Home are located on 7th Ave.W.

 

WILKIE MUSEUM

The museum is located in Wilkie at 211 - 1st St. East. It is open by appointment, telephone 843-2717.

 

SNOW REMOVAL

The Public Works Dept wishes to inform residents of the following regulations regarding snow removal:

 

Snow Removal - Private Property:
" It is not permitted to deposit snow, ice or any other obstruction from private property, (including driveways) on to any street or back lane within the town limits.
" In the event excess snow is removed from private property, it may not be deposited on public property owned by the Town of Wilkie, unless permission is first granted by the Public Works Manager.

 

Snow Removal - Commercial Sector:
" Property owners or occupants in the Commercial Sector are required to maintain the sidewalk adjoining their business free and clear of snow and ice; snow clearing is to be done in a timely manner.
The Public Works Dept works diligently to remove snow quickly and effectively with as little disruption as possible. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or require further information, you may contact Public Works Manager at 843-2212 during the hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

 

 

DISTANCES

Distance From  Wilkie To: In Kilometers (Approximate) Distance From  Wilkie To: In Kilometers (Approximate)
Battlefords 55 Prince Albert 263
Biggar 67 Regina 352
Calgary 557 Rosetown 126
Camrose 300 Red Deer 400
Edmonton 370 Saskatoon 160
Estevan 620 Swift Current 278
Humboldt 273 Unity 30
Kindersley 140 Weyburn 534
Moose Jaw 386 Winnipeg 1091
La Ronge 497    

 

We welcome all visitors and new residents to Wilkie

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