Town of Grand Coulee

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Notice of Advanced Poll & Poll

Public notice is hereby given that an advanced poll and poll have been granted for the election of:

Mayor: Town of Grand Coulee

and that voting for the advance poll will take place between the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, the 2nd day of November, 2020.

Voting for the poll will take place between the hours of 9:00am to 8:00pm on Monday the 9th day of November, 2020.

I will declare the results of the election at the Town office in Grand Coulee on the 10th day of November, 2020 at the hour of 11:00am.

Polling Area No.  Polling Place  Address
1 Grand Coulee Hall 102 Railway Ave.

Dated at Grand Coulee this 9th day of October, 2020.

Sandra Wakeford, Returning Officer

VOTER IDENTIFCATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO VOTE

Notice of Abandonment of Poll

Whereas a poll is not required pursuant to The Local Government Elections Act for the office(s) of:

Councillor:  Town of Grand Coulee

I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office(s) will take place and that the following persons are elected by acclamation:

Councillor: Lee-Ann Ross
  Timothy Eveleigh
  Courtney Tollestrup
  Neil Shaw

Dated at Grand Coulee, this 9th day of October, 2020.

Sandra Wakeford
Returning Officer

CP Rail Safety Week

Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured in railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Almost all of these incidents are preventable – but that starts with knowing how to act safely around tracks and trains. CP’s 18th Rail Safety Week starts today and runs through to the 27th and aims to share tips and educate the public on how to stay safe around rail lines. So what can we do?

  • Engage your kids to play the CP RailSense video game aimed at teaching young children about rail safety.
  • Engage with Operation Lifesaver’s #STOPTrackTragedies video campaign reminding Canadians “you can never go back” from taking risks around tracks and trains. The videos tell the personal stories of those affected by railway crossing and trespassing incidents, and will feature the voices of friends and family members impacted by rail incidents. Their reflections are important messages of what they would do differently, if given the chance.
  • Take part in the Operation Lifesaver’s “Get on Board with Rail Safety” animation contest on September 23 giving youth an opportunity to showcase their animation talents and learn about rail safety. Operation Lifesaver (OL), a national not-for-profit dedicated to rail safety, has developed some easy-to-follow tips that will help protect you and your family and friends. You can find more rail safety tips and resources at operationlifesaver.ca and by following OL on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Call for Nominations

Be the voice of your community and shape our future by running as a candidate for Town Council.

Call for Nominations for the Town of Grand Coulee Municipal Election is open! Please visit our Election Information page for details and nomination forms or stop by the Town Office to pick up a copy of the forms in person. Nominations are open from September 15th to October 7th at 4:00 p.m.

Nomination Day is Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town Office located at 102 Railway Avenue.

Election Day (if required) will be Monday, November 9, 2020.

Changes to utility bills aim to increase transparency

Starting October 1st, residents will notice a small change to the information on their Utility Bills.

Previously, residents saw a line on their Utility Bills called “Sewer base fee” with a cost of $35.00. This line represented the cost of the long term debt for the sewer upgrades as well as the base infrastructure fee. Going forward, this item will be broken into two. Residents will now see a “Long Term Debt Repayment” with a cost of $25.00, and a “W & S Infrastructure Fee” with a cost of $10.00.

While there is no change to the total sewer fees, the intent of this alteration is to increase transparency and show our customers exactly where their fees are going.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

GCES Grant Funding

The Town and Grand Coulee Emergency Services (GCES) want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Enbridge Pipelines and TC Energy for their recent grant funding to improve our rapid response rescue unit.

Thanks to your generosity we were able to purchase and get trained on new hand held rescue jaws, replace our aging fire pump with a compact high pressure unit, replace our old leaky fire foam slip tank with a new space-saving one, purchase much needed First Responders medical supplies, and more! All of these new tools and upgraded equipment improves our volunteer department’s response time and increases the life saving capabilities of our dedicated volunteers.

Without your support, small towns like ours would continue to experience challenges in funding our ability to save lives and keep our community and neighbouring communities safe.

Pictured Left to Right
Back Row: Firefighter, Scott Robinson; Fire Chief, Jim Pratt; First Responder, Courtney Tollestrup; Firefighter, Alex Kostiuk; Firefighter, Bob Darroch.
Front Row: Firefighter, Chris Bell; Firefighter, Carole Boechler; Firefighter, Brent Shepperd; Firefighter, Dustin Pike.

Municipal Elections 2020

Are you interested in local government? Thinking about running in the upcoming municipal elections being held on November 9, 2020?

Municipalities of Saskatchewan is offering a FREE virtual education session titled “Municipal Governance 101: Introduction to Local Government”. This 1 hour course is designed to encourage participation in municipal governance and increase understanding of what it means to be on council.

For more information view the flyer OR to register visit suma.org/events