The Town of Indian Head

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas - so what better time to tell you Light the Lights is back once again with our Twinkle Tour and Santa Parade!

Do you light up the block? Register for our Twinkle Tour! After taking the tour, vote for your favourites. Our top three winners will receive a prize!

Or maybe you want to take a ride in the parade! Everyone is welcome to take part and it's a great way to promote your business. I heard there is a possibility we will have special guests joining us again

To register, send your name, phone number and address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 306-695-2742 by December 3rd! More details will follow soon so keep watching Facebook and our www.townofindianhead.com

Light the Lights Poster

 

 

Under guidance from the Government of Saskatchewan, and following the implementation of the Public Health Order for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test that went into effect on October 1st, 2021, the Town of Indian Head has developed a vaccination policy that will apply to those wishing to attend an in-person meeting of the Council (as a observer or a delegation) or a committee of the Town and or attend a Town organized indoor event. The policy was necessary as Council has chosen to host meetings in the Memorial Hall, which is a safer venue that allows for physical distancing. 

Please see the full policy by clicking the link below: 

Town of Indian Head COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

 

 

The October 2021 Newsletter is now available. A copy will also be coming out with your waterbill later this week. 

October 2021 Newsletter

 

 

The Town of Indian Head invites sealed proposals from qualified contractors with experience in roof replacements for the following project at the Indian Head Museum, 610 Otterloo Street Indian Head. Please view the link below for details:

Request for Proposals - Museum Roof Replacement

 

 

September 30, 2021 will be the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. The day is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action number 80, and honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

While the Town Office will be open on September 30th, we see this as an opportunity to use our voice to raise awareness and encourage education for both our staff and our community.  

Also known as Orange Shirt Day, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for all of us to explore the rich and diverse culture and history of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. To honor the day, we encourage everyone to take the time to read, listen, watch and participate in events taking part in your community.

The Grand Theatre will be hosting a free screening of “The Grizzlies”, an inspiring true story of a small artic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America and a group of Inuit students whose lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a discussion following.

There are a series of excellent resources on the Government of Canada website (https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184).  Please also join us in wearing an orange shirt to raise awareness of the tragic legacy of the residential school systems.

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has also put together a list of resources that you can use to acknowledge the day https://conta.cc/39HOUtP

@CdnHeritage #NDTR

Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action number 80: to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

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Please follow the link below for the September 2021 Town Page which was in the September 9th edition of the Indian Head - Wolseley News.

September 2021 Town Page

 

 

 

We are looking for some fresh new photos of our community, so let’s have a little fun while we do it! Everyone is encouraged to participate, you don’t have to be a professional to capture a great moment.

We want to see your photos of the beautiful landscape, activities you enjoy, or your photos attending one of our community events. Our top three choices will win a $50 gift certificate to a local business of your choice, as well as some Town of Indian Head swag.

The deadline to enter is September 30th with prizes being awarded on October 8th.

Rules: Images must be taken in the Town of Indian Head or surrounding area. There is a limit of four image submissions per photographer. By submitting photos, you are giving the Town of Indian Head permission to use them in our marketing campaigns. We will give credit to the photographer.

Photo Contest

 

 

The Town of Indian Head is seeking to enter into an agreement with a contractor to provide concession services at the A.J.M. Davies Arena. The agreement would be for 2021/2022 A.J.M. Davies Arena operating season (approximately October 1st to March 31st depending on when playoffs end) with special arrangements for other events. The contractor would have full use of the concession area and concession equipment for the purposes of providing service for arena events.

Sealed proposals will be accepted at the Town Office until 12:00pm noon, Monday, September 27th, 2021. Lowest or any bid may not necessary be accepted. Sealed proposals will be opened and reviewed at 7:00pm on Monday, September 27th, 2021 in the Town Office Council Chambers. For more information please contact MacKenzie Craigie, Facility Operations Manager at the Town Office (306) 695-3383 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PO Box 460
Indian Head, SK
S0G 2K0
 

Request for Proposal - Lease and Operate AJM Davies Arena Concession

 

 

 

A GoFundMe page for the Constable Shelby Patton Memorial Park has been set up to

accept electronic donations. Follow the progress of the park on Facebook.

Donation Letter and Flyer JPEG

Patton Park Flyer for Website

 

 

 

 

 

On August 13th, 2021, the Town of Indian Head provided an updated on two ICIP Projects: Swimming Pool Renovation and Sunbeam Creek Walking Trail Revitalization.

Construction on the swimming pool project is expected to begin later this year. Work involves building a new outdoor swimming pool that will feature a lap pool, leisure pool, waterslide and beach entry area.

Under the ICIP program, the Government of Canada will be contributing up to $704,813 toward the swimming pool revitalization project, the Government of Saskatchewan will also be contributing up to $587,285. The Town of Indian Head is responsible for funding the remainder of the project. 

The second project, which is scheduled to begin in 2022, is the Sunbeam Creek Walking Trail Revitalization. Work to be done involves paving the two-kilometre trail to make it more accessible, adding more signage and installing lighting to make it safer and extending the usable hours. 

Under the ICIP program, the Government of Canada will be contributing up to $233,706 toward the Sunbeam Creek Walking Trail Revitalization, the Government of Saskatchewan will also be contributing up to $194,735. The Town of Indian Head is responsible for funding the remainder of the project.

MLA for Indian Head – Milestone, Don McMorris was quoted: “after challenges we’ve faced due to COVID-19, I’m proud of this investment into Indian Head. Both of these projects will provide families in Indian Head and area with a safe space to have some well-earned fun while also contributing to economic growth by providing job opportunities for youth in the community”.

Mayor Cole stated: “The Town of Indian Head is grateful for the opportunity to enhance our recreation facilities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).  We know how important recreation is for the physical and mental wellbeing of our citizens. This program will allow the Town to provide exceptional recreation facilities that are accessible for the residents of Indian Head and surrounding area to enjoy for many years to come.”

 

Government of Saskatchewan - March 31st, 2021 News Release

Government of Saskatchewan - May 6, 2021 News Release

 

 

Save the Date for Indian Head Days & Parade on August 6th and 7th! We are so excited to be planning an event again and we hope you can join us. With the recent re-opening we have started planning the day and more details will be available soon.

Let's talk Parade! It will be held on Saturday, August 7th at 10:30 a.m.. Candy and promotional items are allowed to be handed out from your float. All businesses, community organizations or individuals are welcome to enter a float (and there will be some prizes 😉).

To enter, email Meagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with you business name, contact name and information, and float details. 

 

Parade Day Poster 1

 

 

The Town and Rural Municipality of Indian Head invites sealed proposals from contractors with experience in removing and replacing tin on a building and/or repainting of existing painted tin.

The current Fire Hall Buildings were painted approximately 5 years ago and much of the paint is now peeling off. The committee will determine if installing new tin or repainting the existing tin will hold the best value.

Qualified contractors are asked to bid on one or both options depending on their expertise. Bids should be kept separate and clearly identified which option is being discussed. Preference may be given to contractors with experience in, and references for the options below.

• Repainting - Removal and disposal of peeling paint debris and adequate painting preparation on both the North and South buildings. Special attention is needed to address this aspect of the job and ensure longevity of the repair.

OR

• New Tin - Removing existing tin on both North and South buildings and replacing with new tin of similar style.

- Please make arrangements to view work site.

- Complete final clean up as needed.

- Provide a one-year warranty period on all work.

- Provide Certificate of Insurance as well as WCB Coverage.

The deadline to complete the job is October 22, 2021. Include with your proposal an approximate commencement and timeline for completion.

Proposals will be accepted via mail or in person at the RM of Indian Head Office, 719 Grand Avenue, P.O Box 39, Indian Head, SK, S0G 2K0 during working hours Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 4:30 p.m. Unsealed or late proposals will not be accepted. Proposals must be clearly marked “Indian Head Fire Department Exterior Renovation” on the outside of the envelope. Proposals will be received until 12:00 o’clock noon, Friday, July 30, 2021.

Proposals will be opened and reviewed at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in the Indian Head Memorial Hall.

Proposals will be evaluated on set criteria and the committee will consider which option will be the best solution to the current situation.

 

The June 2021 Newsletter is now available. A copy will also be coming out with your waterbill later this week. 

June 2021 Newsletter

Please see below the official results of the 2021 Municipal By-Election for the position of Councillor with the Town of Indian Head. Thank you to both candidates who put their names forward and thank you to everyone who came out to vote. 

After much thought and consideration, Town Council and the Community Development Committee have made the decision to postpone our annual Parade Day celebrations.

Voting for the election of Councillor for the Town of Indian Head will take place on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hall located at 421 Grand Avenue.

Please follow the link below for the May 2021 Town Page which was in the May 6th edition of the Indian Head - Wolseley News.

May 2021 Town Page

 

 

Nomination Packages will be available at the Town Office for pick up between 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please see the Notice below for full details. 

There will be no charge at the Waste Transfer Station for local yard waste loads on May 8th & 9th, 2021. Examples of this material are leaves and yard waste, branches, trees and pruning. The Town hopes this will aid resident’s efforts to clean up their yards.

In the summer of 2020, the Town began work to create a new park on the corner of Eberts and Water Street.

The April 2021 Newsletter is now available. A copy will also be coming out with your waterbill later this week. 

April 2021 Newsletter

 

 

The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) has updated assessments in 2021 to capture the change in property value caused by growth in the province. SAMA coordinates a full revaluation of all properties in the province every four years to coincide with a new base date. This year’s revaluation used January 1, 2019 as the base date. There may be a change in individual property taxes due to SAMA’s revaluations. Revaluations are completed by SAMA for the entire province and the Town of Indian Head does not have any say in their outcome. Local 2021 Assessment notices were sent out to property owners on Thursday, April 8th. Please note the Municipality is not able to adjust your assessments. The far right column displays last year’s taxable assessment. For an accurate representation of changes compare this figure with this year’s taxable assessment.

Please contact SAMA directly for detailed information on their calculations at 1 (306) 924-8080. Follow the directions on the Assessment document you received to appeal SAMA’s valuation of your property. Go to www.sama.sk.ca and click on SAMAView to find comparable properties in our area. Please also visit their FAQs section. The next revaluation is set for 2025.

For more information, please review the How Property Assessment Works in Saskatchewan document from SAMA. 

 

 

National Volunteer Week is April 18th-24th! Once again we want to hear your inspiring stories of exceptional volunteers in our community!

The Town of Indian Head is very excited to announce that our Swimming Pool Renovation Project has been approved for funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This is a joint Government of Canada and Government of Saskatchewan program that will contribute 73% of the total project cost up to $1,762,032. The project will take place on the existing swimming pool site and incorporate many new features to improve accessibility while ensuring our community has this fantastic recreation facility for many years to come.

We are still in the early planning stages and more updates will be made available as we move ahead with this project.

To view the full announcement, please visit:

Government of Saskatchewan - News and Media

Government of Saskatchewan Backgrounder - ICIP - March 31, 2021

 

 

 

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is now booking appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine online and by telephone.You are encouraged to book online when you are eligible. By booking online you will have faster access to book your appointment. If you require assistance, there is also a phone in option.  

To determine your eligibility and to book online, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine

To book by phone please call 1-833-727-5829 

Before booking you will need the following information available: 

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Health card number
  • Email address or a phone number that can receive text messages

For more information, please review the COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Booking Information Sheet or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19-vaccine

 

 

 

Please follow the link below for the March 2021 Town Page which was in the March 4th edition of the Indian Head - Wolseley News.

March 2021 Town Page

 

 

 

Special thank you to everyone who sent us their photos for the Winter Festival Ice Sculpture contest! We loved seeing all of your creations, especially throughout the extremely cold weather - way to go everyone! Congratulations to the winners of our prize draw: The Watchman Family, Marlou Basnillo and Carol Langenberger! 

The Town of Indian Head invites sealed proposals from qualified contractors to demolish and load all building material located at 618 Grand Avenue, Indian Head. 

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is a partnership among Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc. and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. The grant program assists in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations operated by volunteers. 

The January 2021 Newsletter is now available. A copy will also be coming out with your waterbill later this week. 

January 2021 Newsletter

This communication from the Saskatchewan Health Authority is inteded to provide timelyand important information to municipal leaders, health system partners, health and hospital foundations and other community based organizations.

The Twinkle Tour and Santa Parade will be Saturday, December 12th! 

Please be advised that there will be a mobile testing site set up at the Indian Head Hospital (in the patient parking lot, across from the main entrance) from November 17th - 20th. See the poster below for times. Drop-ins are welcome and remember to bring your health card.

Although Harvest Hoedown wasn't able to go ahead as planned for 2020, we still have a list of excellent home based businesses for you to check out! 

 Mayor's Message Regarding COVID-19 - November 10, 2020

Official 2020 Election Results have now been posted.

Winter hours for the landfill are now in effect as of November 1st until March 31st, 2021 (weather and road conditions dependent.

 Election Day is Monday, November 9, 2020. The polling station will be held in Memorial Hall. Polls will be open from 9:00am-8:00pm.

The Fall 2020 Newsletter is now available. A copy will be coming to you shortly in your water bill as well. 

As part of our Dutch Elm Disease (DED) management strategy, the Town of Indian Head will be contracting KBM Resources Group to do Dutch Elm Disease surveying. Their staff will be in Town this week marking potentially infected trees.

The Summer 2020 Newsletter was sent in the water bill mailing earlier this week. Incase you missed it, you can read it here! 

Registration is now open for swimming lessons at the Indian Head Swimming Pool for the 2020 season.

The Provincial Court's Indian Head Court Point is not re-opening at this time. 

Monday, June 8th marks the beginning of Phase three of the province's Re-Open Saskatchewan plan for much of the province.

The Town of Indian Head invites sealed proposals from qualified contractors for the following project within the Library area located in the Town Office, 419 Grand Avenue, Indian Head. 

The Community Development Committee and Town Council have made the difficult decision to cancel Indian Head Days for 2020 due to the ongoing health situation around COVID-19. The Flatland Cruisers have also decided to cancel their Annual Show & Shine. The health and safety of all our residents is our top priority and we feel that this is the best way to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. Thank you for you understanding and cooperation. We are looking to the future and will hope to have a wonderful celebration event when it is deemed safe to do so. Please remember to follow the guidelines set forward by the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. You can find the most up to date information at www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID-19 

Tuesday marks the beginning of Phase two of the province's Re-Open Saskatchewan plan for much of the province.

There will be no charge at the landfill for local yard waste loads the weekend of May 9th & 10th, 2020.

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic can cause anxiety and worry in all of us. Whether you're coping with the loneliness of self-isolation, concerned about the health of your loved ones or worried about what the future may hold, there are mental health supports available to help you through this difficult time. 

Re-Open Saskatchewan is a plan built on a methodical and phased-in approach to slowly and responsibly lift restrictions on businesses and services.

The Town of Indian Head invites sealed tenders from qualified contractors for the supply and installation of LED light fixtures throughout the main floor and mezzanine of the A.J.M. Davies Arena, 800 Woodward Avenue Indian Head.

April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

National Volunteer Week is April 19th – 25th and this year’s campaign theme is a celebration of the commitment, dedication and selflessness that are the hallmarks of volunteerism across Canada.

The Indian Head Waste Transfer Station will open this Saturday, April 4th on regular summer hours.

 April 2020 edition of Indian Head Insights.

 A message from Town of Indian Head Mayor Steven Cole.

The Town of Indian Head would like to advise citizens that in order to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect residents and staff, it is implementing new measures.

The Town of Indian Head Office will be closed to the public beginning March 16, 2020 until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. We will continue to update you with new information as it becomes available. 

 

The following is an update on the Covid-19 implications from the Town of Indian Head Emergency Measures Organization. 

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population, but this could change quickly.

Public health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves. Please see the link below for the most recent release from the Government of Saskatchewan. For more information visit their website https://bit.ly/38KuIo7 

 

COVID-19 Guidance: Mass Gatherings, Risk for Elderly Populations

 

The Government of Canada Public Health Agency is monitoring the spread of Covid-19 in other countries as well as here in Canada. Indian Head Council and Emergency Management Committee will try to ensure the latest information, facts, & advice is provided here and on the Town website, as it is received.

The Information is not provided to bring panic or as a scare tactic but to highlight the importance of having a plan for this particular potential emergency. A major Health Emergency is also a risk to our community, no different than planning for a long term major power outage regarding the basic needs of survival.

The latest direction is suggesting now is a good time to consider having food, medicines..water etc and needs if one was to be ill for a 2 week period. In some cases consideration on a plan for business continuity. Residents that are travelling or returning from a trip should be self monitoring and report any illness symptoms to Sask Health Authority by calling 811.Again, a plan will help in the long run. Hopefully we won't need it but it is a helpful exercise. Any medical questions should be directed to the Sask Health Authority. For more information, you can visit the Government of Canada website:

 
 

The Town of Indian Head is now accepting applications for the positions of Head Lifeguard,  Swim Instructors and Lifeguards. Please see the links for more details. The deadline to apply is March 16th, 2020.

Click here for the Head Lifeguard job positing

Click here for Lifeguard & Instructor job postings

  

 The 2020 Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Application for funding through the Town of Indian Head is now available. 

The December 2019 Town Page is out this week!

The Town Office will be open for the following hours during the holiday season.

Victim Services is looking for volunteers in the Indian Head and Montmartre areas.

Mark your calendars! Light the Lights will be on Saturday, December 7th, 2019!

 The Town of Indian Head invites sealed proposals from qualified contractors for the construction of a stand-alone structure to be used as a waste transfer station site attendant office. 

There will be no charge at the Waste Transfer Station for local yard waste loads on October 5th & 6th, 2019.

Please note, as part of our Dutch Elm Disease management strategy, the Town of Indian Head will be contracting DR Tree Service to basal spray targeted American Elm trees in the area.

Communities in Bloom Judges will be in our community from July 16-18th.

On Tuesday, April 16th, Indian Head was host to a Town Hall Forum on "The State of Dutch Elm Disease in Saskatchewan".

On March 7th, 2019 the Honourable Christine Tell, Minister of Corrections and Policing and A/Commr. Mark Fisher, Commanding Officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP, along with some of our community partners, announced the launch of the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network.

The Town of Indian Head is now accepting applications from community organizations who have plans that will enhance sports, recreation and culture opportunities in Indian Head.

After careful consideration the Town of Indian Head is pleased to announce that Loraas Disposal has been awarded the contract for residential curbside garbage collection.

There is no cure for Dutch Elm Disease, but proper maintenance can help to prevent it. 

Follow the link to see all the Sports, Recreation and Cultural activities going on in Indian Head!

https://www.ihactivities.ca/ 

The Town of Indian Head’s waste management operations including curbside garbage collection will be transitioning in the near future to a sustainable solution that will best serve the disposal needs of the residents now and in the future.

In an effort to increase the distribution of important information, the Town will be adding an emailing list to our communication plan.

Transportation is provided to residents above the age of 55 with special transportation needs, within town limits.

We are thrilled to announce Indian Head has once again been selected as the National winner in the Commnities in Bloom Class of Champions!