City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

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Council Agenda for Apr. 12 April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021, Full Agenda

Due to technical difficulties with Zoom the Council meeting was delayed slightly and public access may have been limited, here is a recording of the meeting
This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm

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Fire Ban in Effect April 6, 2021

The City of North Battleford has been placed under a fire ban due to the current dry and windy conditions. All controlled burning is prohibited during this ban, however, approved firepits are permitted to burn with extreme caution.

North Battleford Fire Chief Lindsay Holm stated that “the fire ban is precautionary during these dry conditions and will remain in effect until conditions improve.

In conditions such as these, Fire Chief Holm encourages North Battleford residents to make their properties as fire-safe as possible. “Keep dry vegetation and combustibles away from buildings, be cautious with discarded smoking materials, and please report any suspicious activity or fire starters to the RCMP or the Community Safety Officers,” said Holm.

If you burn with your approved firepit during this fire ban, use extreme caution and follow these guidelines:

  • Maintain close supervision of the fire

  • Have an adequate supply of water available to extinguish or control the fire

  • Properly extinguish the fire after use

  • Pay close attention to wind conditions and potential ember spreading hazards

For information about firepit regulations and how to obtain a firepit inspection for approved use, read this news release

Contact the North Battleford Fire Department at 306-445-1770 with any concerns or questions.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 |

Firepit Regulations April 6, 2021

The North Battleford Fire Department would like to remind residents to follow firepit regulations as the weather warms with the season. These regulations help protect our city from fire damage and individuals from serious harm.

All firepits in the City of North Battleford are required by Bylaw 1829 to be inspected and approved by the North Battleford Fire Department. Approved firepits must meet the following requirements:

  • Limited to a diameter of 75 centimetres and be ringed with a non-combustible product

  • The appliance or product shall be separated from grass or any other vegetation by a distance of least 40 centimetres by clean earth, sand, gravel or other non-combustible material

  • The firepit must be covered with a heavy gauge metal screen with openings not exceeding 13 millimetres

  • The fire shall be located on private property, a distance of at least three meters from any property line, building or other combustible structure

These fire burning regulations must be followed:

  • Fires must be reasonably supervised to prevent their spread

  • Fires shall be adequately ventilated to ensure proper combustion and to prevent an unreasonable accumulation of smoke

  • Fires can be fueled only by charcoal or cut seasoned wood

  • Fires must not be set in windy conditions to avoid causing a running fire or a nuisance to another person

  • If smoke from a fire causes unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of another person’s property, the fire must be extinguished immediately

  • The person whom the permit is issued is responsible for any or all damages as a result of burning

Approved Firepits
Firepits do not have to be renewed annually. However, if you change or alter an approved firepit a new inspection must be completed to ensure it meets all requirements. If you are not sure if the firepit in your backyard has been inspected contact the Fire Hall at 306-445-1770, they can search their database of approved firepits.

Firepit Inspection
To have your firepit inspected for approval follow these steps.

  • Purchase your $25 inspection any time at then selecting “Fire Permits” or purchase the inspection at City Hall during regular business hours

  • Keep your receipt

  • Call 306-445-1770 to book your inspection

  • Present your receipt to the firefighters

  • Firefighters will wear PPE and follow COVID-19 precautions


Purchase your permit online at
Bylaw 1829

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 |

Updated Recycling Cart Infographic Stickers March 30, 2021

This is the updated infographic sticker

Last year the City of North Battleford updated the recycling infographic sticker on the lids of recycling carts. However, some bins were inaccessible and not updated or the new sticker did not adhere correctly.

The City of North Battleford is requesting that you check the lid of your recycling cart to ensure it has the updated 2020 infographic sticker (pictured).

If your lid does not have the updated sticker please send your name and address to:

City of North Battleford
Attn: Karstin Mitchell

PO Box 460
North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6

or email

Since the curbside pick-up program began in 2014, accepted recycling materials have changed. This new sticker provides residents with accurate information about recyclable material before they open their cart.

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For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 |

North Battleford an Inclusive City March 23, 2021

On behalf of Mayor and Council, we wish to declare unequivocally that racism is unacceptable under any circumstances and that we as a City cannot allow racism in any form to be a part of our community. Unfortunately, there have been too many examples of people who do not share this value for reasons we cannot begin to understand. In response, we are asking residents and the community to stand with us in stopping this scourge on our society.

Late last week, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (CRCC) released a report into the RCMP investigation surrounding the death of Mr. Colten Boushie. In reference to the Commission’s findings, a report in the Globe and Mail stated that Ms. Baptiste, Colten's mother, said "it feels good that we were heard.” As Council of North Battleford, we are encouraged to see that this report identified significant issues requiring improvement within the RCMP. The RCMP stated that 16 of the 17 CRCC report recommendations have been implemented and the 17th recommendation will be implemented by April of 2021. The RCMP provides policing services to regional Rural Municipalities and First Nations, but they are also contracted by the City to provide policing services within our community.

The City expects RCMP and City services to be delivered professionally. Not in a manner that may be 'linked to a stereotypical understanding of Indigenous peoples' as an approach of that nature is discriminatory, simple-minded, and racist. The City is heartened to see that our contracted police service is committed to implementing the required internal changes and espousing an inclusive and culturally accepting approach in their service delivery.

As a City, we have invested considerable time and resources with our partners to create an inclusive community that accepts everyone for who they are. Our values, approved by Council, include that the City, in all its dealings with others, will demonstrate respect and treat everyone as we would like to be treated. We are proud signatories to the Sacichawasihc Agreement and in recognition of the deep respect we hold, we fly the Treaty Six flag outside of City Hall proudly for all to see. It is our goal to be an inclusive community where our cultural diversity and history is embraced and celebrated. A community where our residents are engaged, healthy, and proud to call North Battleford home.


For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 |

Council Agenda for Mar. 22 March 22, 2021

Listed below are the full agenda and the Zoom credentials to watch/listen to tonight’s Council meeting live.

March 22, 2021, Full Agenda

This meeting is being held via Zoom, starting at 6:30 pm
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