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Welcome to the RM of Mervin No. 499

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive range of municipal services for the benefit of our ratepayers and organized and un-organized hamlets.

We accomplish our mission by ensuring we have a strong, effective staff and council governing the municipality and setting the strategic direction to keep our municipality viable now and in the future.

NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER MUNICIPAL HEALTH HOLDINGS

COVID-19 Update

NSRMHH Covid Update – July 2020

The Lifesaving Society cautions Saskatchewan residents and visitors to be vigilant around water

The Lifesaving Society recommends the following measures to stay safe in, on, and around the water:

  1. Wear a lifejacket or PFD during all boating activities.
  2. Consider wearing a lifejacket or PFD if you are a weak or non-swimmer. Many people drown from walking off the drop off in lakes when they thought they were in fact in shallow water.
  3. Keep an eye on the weather. Wind, rain, and lightning are all hazards that can occur quickly and swimmers should leave the water immediately in these situations. Being caught in the lake with high waves and lightning is a hazardous situation for even the most adept swimmers.
  4. Supervise young children at all times when they are near or in the water.

The Lifesaving Society is a national, charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water related injuries through lifeguard training, water safety education, research and advocacy. It is the only organization in Saskatchewan that specializes in water safety and rescue. With more than 100 years of experience in water safety and rescue, the Lifesaving Society is your first source for information.

For more information contact:

Shelby Rushton, CEO

780-9255 (Lifesaving Society Office)

or 531-3035 (cell)                            

 

With a bit of attention and care, small seeds turn into big outcomes. Field of STARS, Presented by Bayer, has been one of the most successful fundraisers for STARS in Saskatchewan, raising closed to $1 million in the past two years. We are asking for your continued support this year and help us do big things for our prairie provinces at Virtual Field of STARS – a fully online event taking place on July 21.

 You can support by joining our online auction with Ritchie Brothers at https://www.rbauction.com/heavy-equipment-auctions/saskatoon-sk-2020905 and also by joining us for a special, live-streamed concert  where we will highlight our incredible allies in the agriculture community, as well as some of our inspiring patient stories and an interactive show with special musical guests The Washboard Union!

 This event will be live on the STARS air ambulance Facebook page, online, as well as audio broadcasted on 92.9 the Bull. 

 Find out how you can take part at fieldofstarsevent.ca

RM of Mervin Office is open to the Public effective Monday, June 29, 2020

There will be a maximum of 2 people permitted in at a time. If there are already 2 people in, please wait outside at least 6 feet from the door.

COVID 10 – Do not Enter if Sick

DECOMMISSIONING WELLS

The North Saskatchewan River Basin Council would like to promote a very important part of the Canadian Agriculture Partnership Funding which benefits us all by having clean, safe water wells in our area.

We all know the risks that old abandoned wells have in a community and to our underground water resources.

The CAP program will fund 90% of the eligible cost to decommission abandoned wells. It is a pre-approval application and they are able to come out and measure the wells and help with the necessary paperwork.

RM’s are also able to apply for this funding and help producers that don’t meet the criteria of having the $50,000 gross farm income.

They would like to promote and make aware of this opportunity and hopefully be approved to have these wells taken care of by fall.

Please see link below for contact information:

Well Decommissioning July insert North Saskatchewan River Basin

SaskAlert APP

 

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is encouraging people to download the SaskAlert App so they can receive critical COVID-19 information in a timely manner. The app also allows people to choose how and when to hear the emergency alerts.

As your municipality/First Nation Community is participating in SaskAlert, you are encouraged to download the app.

The more people that have the app, the more efficient we can be with targeting people in a specific area, including your jurisdiction, that might require emergency information.

Jean Longpre

SaskAlert Manager

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency

ATTENTION: RATEPAYERS OF THE R.M. OF MERVIN

In response to COVID-19, the R.M. of Mervin has instituted precautionary measures to help ensure the safety of our staff and ratepayers. In conjunction with announcements from the Provincial Government, the R.M. has implemented the following safety measures:

  • Staff have increased cleaning and sanitizing of the offices, including counters, doors, and anything else you would come in contact with.
  • The Council is not accepting any delegations to future council meetings until further notice.
  • When visiting the R.M. of Mervin Transfer Site, please do not get out of your vehicle to pay the Attendant. The Transfer Site office is closed to the public. The Attendant will come to your vehicle window for payment.

The RM of Mervin Council and Administration will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update the public regarding changes as required. We appreciate your understanding of these measures taken at this time.

Information from Government of Saskatchewan.

If you are interested in allowing Ministry staff or partners to survey your crops for pests and disease check out the attached file for the link to the sign up page.

Pest Monitoring in Saskatchewan