The Municipality will coordinate dust control in the Spring with the cost of the application charged to the resident. Residents are also free to contact local suppliers and purchase the product themselves. The RM would be willing to provide surface preparation for these individuals with enough advanced notice.
Ratepayers who live on Provincial Roads (PR # 270, # 355) in the RM, are able to receive dust control through the Highways Department. For more information on this program, please contact the Department of Transportation at (204) 726-6800.
Manitoba's controlled burning program allows any individual to burn crop residue (this includes straw, stubble, or chaff from any crop, including baled or stacked crop material and the remains of any un-harvested crop), as long as common sense is used.
Manitoba Agriculture regulates which day our municipality is allowed to burn and between what hours. You must contact them directly via a toll-free number (1-800-265-1233) or the internet (www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/production.html) to see if burning is authorized on a particular day (Saskatchewan is in the Northwest Region).
If burning is authorized, only burn within the hours specified, ensure fires are supervised at all times, ensure the area has been adequately fire guarded to prevent spread of fire, and ensure smoke will not create unreasonable hazard to people's health or highway safety.
The Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan has agreements for fire protection with the Town of Rapid City for all of Townships 13 & 14 Ranges 19 & 20, the Town of Minnedosa for Township 15 - Range 19 and the Rural Municipality of Harrison for Township 15 - Range 20.
Each municipality is required by provincial statutes or municipal by-laws to enforce the control of noxious and restricted weeds within their boundaries. To report a weed problem, please call your councillor. Each councillor is a weed inspector for their ward. Landowners are encouraged to control their own weed population.
Ownership maps are available at the office for $12.00 (black and white) and $15.00 (color) each. Updates are done annually.
If you are a resident of the R.M. and would like your name removed from the map, a letter requesting the removal must be submitted to the office. However, all information in our office is open to the public and buyers of the map are still able to look up the landowners name from the tax assessment roll.
If you are planning a draw, raffle, bingo or any type of lottery which involves a cost to enter or play and a prize of cash or an article of value will be awarded, you need a license.
What you need
You will need to complete an application form which is provided from the R.M. Office. This application form requires the name of your organization, what the proceeds are for, value of the prize, closing date for the sale of tickets, number of tickets printed and the application must be signed by a member of the board.
A $2.00 fee is charged.
For any lottery that has a gross revenue of over $5,000.00, you must contact the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission (1-800-782-0363) and obtain a license from them. The MGCC also requires an application form be completed, but requires 4 to 6 weeks to process and charges a fee of 1.5% of the actual gross revenue.
There are a total of 5 cemeteries within the Rural Municipality of Saskatchewan, most of which are privately owned and maintained. These include; Basswood Cemetery, Pettapiece Cemetery, Cadurcis Cemetery, Rapid City Cemetery and the Newdale Cemetery.