Beaver Control Program
The 2019-20 Beaver Control Program is now over. The new season will start in April 2020 - stay posted!
You must submit a copy of your Trapping Licence to our office. We will take this to the next Regular Council Meeting for approval. Once you are approved, the R.M. is offering $30/tail for nuisance beavers trapped within this municipality. We will provide you with forms to be approved by the landowner before payment is issued.
Dust control services are available for our ratepayers upon your request and at your cost.
We have decided to receive services from a new source this coming season. Fort Distributors has been a supplier to applicators in our area for quite some time and have also taken on the application process in surrounding areas. They continue to use a Magnesium Chloride solution and have storage tanks near by which will make it easy for them to complete all of our requested locations in a timely manner.
Private lane/yard gravel will be available to R.M. residents upon your request and at your cost.
4 loads maximum per year, per ratepayer/residence.
$14.58 per yard - (2020 PRICING)
Please contact our office for more information or to be added to our summer 2020 maintenance list!
*Be prepared with the following information: land location, if you want the gravel spread over your lane or dumped in your yard, amount requested (1 load is approximately 25 yards), and a primary contact phone number.
The municipality will provide lane maintenance to ratepayers when operators have the time to perform this extra duty. Lane maintenance includes grader and mower work. The R.M. provides a time credit of 1 hour per ratepayer/residence per year for this work, any work exceeding 1 hour will be charged accordingly. No custom work shall be provided to anyone who is in tax arrears with this municipality. R.M. graders are not to perform any custom work on private land other than lanes. If such work is requested by a ratepayer, approval must first be obtained from a Councillor. Custom work requests are limited to a 2 hour maximum (Councillor approval required for any work exceeding 2 hours.)
$ 100.00/hour for ratepayers
$ 200.00/hour for others
$100.00/hour for ratepayers only
(½ hour minimum charge)
Rat poison is available in our office free of charge to our ratepayers.
Liquid Strychnine (gopher poison) is available for purchase at $12.50 (+ tax) per bottle. Product evaluation forms will be provided with your purchase, these must be returned to our office. We keep track and submit this information to the Ministry of Agriculture. Upon purchase, please know that both yourself and our office may be audited. We may refuse sales if previous forms are not returned.
We recommend that you leave these issues to our municipality's Pest Control Officer, Terry Barnes: (306)483-7714.
His services are free!
Currently, the main issue within our municipality is Leafy Spurge development. Other, less problematic weeds identified are Scentless Chamomile, Purple Loosestrife and Absinthe. Our municipality's Weed Inspector, Dorothee Corrigan is helping to take care of these problems. If you have any concerns, problem areas on your land or additional weeds to be documented, please get in touch with our office. We may be able to help with some costs!