The Town of Indian Head

The Town of Indian Head invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Administrator.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, financial and public relations skills.  The Assistant Administrator is responsible for providing administrative and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate administrative operations.  

Applicants interested in the above noted position are required to submit resume, cover letter with salary expectations and three references by 4:00 p.m., June 18, 2021. The applicant must provide information with respect to qualifications and experience. Related experience would be an asset.

 

Employment Bulletin for Assistant Administrator

Assistant Administrator Job Description

 

 

After much thought and consideration, Town Council and the Community Development Committee have made the decision to postpone our annual Parade Day celebrations. We are very pleased that the Saskatchewan Government has announced their Roadmap to Re-Opening, however there is still uncertainty around what will be permitted and we want to take the time to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. Our staff and Council members will continue to monitor the COVID-19 Guidelines in the coming months and will announce further details at a later date. 

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to the time when we can all celebrate together safely again. 

 

 

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.

Advance Poll for the election of Coucillor for the Town of Indian Head will be held on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hall located at 421 Grand Avenue. 

 

Notice of Vote - Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Notice of Advance Poll - Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

 

What You Need to Vote? 

In order to vote in the municipal election you must be:

-       at least 18 years old on Election Day;

-       a Canadian citizen;

-       a resident of Saskatchewan for at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day; and either;

a) a resident of the municipality for at least 3 consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election: or;

b) an owner of assessable land for at least 3 consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election.

To demonstrate this, you must provide photo identification that states your street address (ie. 421 Grand Avenue), such as your Saskatchewan Driver’s License. If you do not have photo identification, you can bring two other forms of identification and a utility bill that contains a street address. Please note that a box number is not acceptable as it does not prove that you live in Indian Head.

Voters will have the option of submitting a mail-in ballot. This is a good option for those who have health issues, or those who cannot be at the polling station on election day. For more information on this process, please contact the Town Office.

 

Candidates

 

Ben Friesen - Business Owner

Ben has been a life-long resident of Indian Head and one of the town's most positive promoters. Ben owns Clip N Curl Beauty Salon which has been in operation for 74 years and was started by his parents Harry and Pinky in 1946. Ben and his wife Terrea raised thier children Sara and Troy in town. Sara, her husband Eric and family have made Indian Head their home due to the beauty, safety and great community spirit. One of Ben's top priorities is to continue to develop Indian Head's business sector. Infrastructure has also been a priority through the expansion of the water works (lagoon and lift station) as well as the addition of the acceleration lanes for improved safty for motorists. 

Personal Statement: I am proud to call Indian Head my home; a wonderful place to live, work and play. Given the opportunity by the residents of Indian Head, I will continue to work diligently for the best interests of our town. Thank you for your past and present support! Let's move Indian Head forward together!

 

Nathan Longeau - Pharmacist 

Nathan was born and raised in Indian Head, moving away to attend the College of Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2017, he and his wife Krissy decided to move their family to Indian Head to allow their three boys to grow up in a great "small town" community. Nathan manages the Pharmasave in Indian Head and is a volunteer coach with Indian Head Minor Hockey and Indian Head Minor Baseball. 

Personal Statement: I grew up in Indian Head and feel it has so much to offer families of all ages. With a vibrant downtown and a variety of activities and interests, I want to raise my family here. As our Town continues to grow and improve, I hope that someday my boys will raise their families here as well. 

 

 

Please see the links below for details on two summer job opportunities with the Town of Indian Head. 

Parks & Maintenance Labourer

Summer Program Leader

 

 

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. 

PUBLIC NOTICE Call for Nominations 2021

 

 

 

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!