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Town Council byelection on Dec. 11

A by-election for the position of Councillor of the Town of Springside will be held December 11, 2019.


The candidates, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Jessie Banks
  • Al Langley
  • Amber Mayer
  • Barry Merriman


Advance polls will be open on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Office, 18 Main Street, Springside, to accommodate anyone who may be unable to vote on December 11, 2019.


Polls will be open on December 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town Office. 


Results of the election will be posted on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.


The by-election was made necessary when, in August, Councillor Richard Heibert resigned from Springside Town Council. Richard, his wife, Caylee and their family made the decision to move from Springside to further Richard’s career and be closer to his family in Hanley, SK.


We wish Richard and Caylee all the best in their new home. 

Be a Volunteer Firefighter

Interested in helping the community by being a volunteer firefighter? For information, contact Fire Chief Dave Sutter at springsidefire@gmail.com, or pick up an application form at the Town Office.

Help protect our town's sewer system

Sewage blocks can be caused by grease and fat being put down sinks and toilets by residents. 


When you flush or wash oil from your deep fryers or fat from cooking food like bacon, it forms a plaque on the inside of sewer pipes. No matter how much hot water you try to flush after the fat, eventually it cools and forms a coating in the sewer pipes which collects other debris and will eventually cause a block in sewer pipes. This could result in the town’s sewer lines backing up into your house and your neighbours’ houses.


We recommend you wait for the grease or fat to cool and put it in your garbage. Another option is to pour it into an old can or glass jar when it is hot and let it cool and then place the container in the garbage. Taking the extra care will save a lot of cost and frustration down the road.


Did you know it is also harmful to flush the following items down the toilet?

  • Personal care wipes/baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hair
  • Dental floss
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary products
  • Condoms
  • Old medicines


While products may be advertised as "flushable," in reality items such as baby wipes, makeup remover cloths, tampons and disinfectant wipes do not decompose in the sanitary sewer system. Flushing this material causes damage to the sewer system and may cause sewer backups in your home. Flushables should be disposed of in the garbage.


Old medication can be taken to any local pharmacy. Keeping medication out of the lagoon means that it will not be released back into the environment during spring and fall release.

New sewage pumping station

Residents are asked to respect the barricades in the construction area and please do not drive on the personal property of residents in the area to go around the barricades.


As you may be aware, Springside Town Council has signed a contract with Kelsey Pipelines, through Bullee Consulting, to construct a new sewage pumping station and force main in the Town of Springside. The existing lift station is starting to fail, is not reliable and needs to be upgraded. The total cost of the project will be $2,150,000, paid for in a three-way partnership between the town and the federal and provincial governments through the Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component (PTIC) Grant. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-August, 2019 and to be completed by the end of February, 2020.


The new lift station will be located on the corner of Sharman Street and Collins Avenue, which is adjacent to the existing one. With any new construction we can expect some disruptions, such as extra traffic in the area - particularly with large equipment, traffic detours, road closures and possibly minimal disruptions in water services.


At a special meeting held in council chambers on July 22, 2019, representatives from Kelsey Pipelines explained that they will attempt to keep the disruptions to a minimum. Throughout the process, they will be providing updates to the Town Office and we will pass that information on through our Facebook page and via the Town of Springside website. 


Springside Town Council wishes to apologize to any residents affected by these disruptions. However, we are excited for this much-needed upgrade to the Town of Springside’s infrastructure as it ensures that our community will remain viable long into the future. 


Please check back to see information and updates throughout the construction process.


See the Yorkton This Week story about this project.

Recreational drone use

Transport Canada introduced measures in 2017 to protect Canadians from reckless drone use.


Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to introduce a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk.


Minister Garneau announced an immediate measure which will affect the operations of model aircraft and recreational drones of more than 250 g and up to 35 kg. Minister Garneau was joined by representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Toronto Police Force.


The key new rules are that recreational drone operators must mark their drone with their contact information, and may not fly:

  • Higher than 90 metres;
  • At night;
  • Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles or people; or
  • Within 9 kilometres of the centre of any airport, heliport, aerodrome or water aerodrome where aircraft take off and land.


Operators of drones for commercial, academic or research purposes are not affected by this measure. The rules that are already in place are effective and most commercial users operate their drones in a safe manner.


Any recreational operator who fails to comply with the new flying restrictions and conditions could be subject to fines of up to $3,000.


Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency immediately if you witness illegal drone use. Visit www.canada.ca/drone-safety to learn more about these rules.