Beaver Control Program
We have partnered with SARM for the 2021-22 Beaver Control Program. 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. Trap dates must be between April 1, 2021 & February 15, 2022.
Dust control services are available each spring for our ratepayers upon your request and at your cost. Fort Distributors continues to use a Magnesium Chloride solution with storage tanks near by making it easy for them to complete all of our requested locations in a timely manner. The 2021 season has passed, stay posted for updates next spring.
Gravel is available for private lanes / yards to R.M. residents - 4 loads maximum per year, per ratepayer / residence at your cost. The 2021 season has passed, stay posted for pricing updates next summer.
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. This is for R.M. residents exclusively.
We recommend that you leave these issues to our municipality's Pest Control Officer, Terry Barnes: (306)483-7714.
His services are free to ratepayers!
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!