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Multicultural Week

Multicultural Week in Saskatchewan runs from November 16-24, 2019. Council has issued a proclamation in support of this important initiative. We believe in building and maintaining a strong and welcoming community for everyone who chooses to call Grand Coulee home and we recognize the strength in our diversity.. This year’s theme is “Who’s your multicultural superhero?”

For more information visit the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan website.

What to do when approaching a school bus?

A reminder to all motorists:

When approaching a school bus, if you see amber flashing lights, slow down and proceed with caution. If the red flashing lights are activated, you must come to a complete stop. If you are approaching the bus from the opposite direction on an undivided highway, you must also stop. Passing a school bus with red flashing lights is a serious offence and will result in a minimum fine of $360.

The single greatest threat to the safety of children who ride school buses is motorists who pass the bus when children are loading or unloading.

For more information visit: www.sgi.sk.ca/handbook/-/knowledge_base/drivers/sharing-the-road#school-buses

Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal

Congratulations to Volunteer Firefighter Alex Kostiuk on being awarded the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal!

The medal honours personnel with 25 years of service in Saskatchewan in the emergency services field, including police services, fire services, emergency medical services, mobile crisis services and family violence outreach services. These individuals set high standards and strive for excellence in their duties so everyone in Saskatchewan can live safe and secure lives.

Alex. we are proud to have you as a member of the Grand Coulee Emergency Services and of this community!

Waste Reduction Week

October 21-27, 2019 is Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada. Council issued a proclamation for WRW in support of this year-round initiative. Each day of WRW has a special theme. Council encourages residents to get involved and support areas that are most important to them or learn about new ideas. This year’s daily themes are:

Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for daily posts during Waste Reduction Week.

For more information visit wrwcanada.com/en.

Fall Cleanup

Need to do some fall cleanup? We will have two large bins at the Fire Hall on Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please ensure that all refuse is put inside the bins, anything left outside of the bins will NOT be collected. These bins are to be used by Grand Coulee residents only.

2019 Budget and tax rate

At a special budget meeting held on May 28th, Council approved the 2019 budget.  Property taxes were set and the mill rate was reduced to 4.3. Base tax remains the same at $560 for land & $320 for improvements. Tax notices will be mailed out in early June and are due in full by September 30.