Press Releases

City of Warman updated statement on COVID-19 pandemic: CLOSURE OF SKATE PARK

For release March 27, 2020

Effective immediately the City of Warman Skate Park is closed until further notice. This decision reflects the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and slowing the rate of transmission.

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City of Warman updated statement on COVID-19 pandemic: CLOSURE OF PLAYGROUND STRUCTURES

For release March 25, 2020

Effective immediately the City of Warman and Prairie Spirit School Division have closed all playground structures. This will remain in effect until further notice.

This action reflects the City of Warman’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and slowing the transmission of the virus. Playground equipment can present a risk of infection to users.

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Mayor Sheryl Spence Gives Video Address to Residents:

For release March 24, 2020

City of Warman updated statement on COVID-19 pandemic: PROPERTY TAXES AND UTILITY PAYMENTS

For release March 19, 2020

The City of Warman is working closely with stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure residents are kept up-to-date with accurate and relevant information. The health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees is our top priority.

The City of Warman administration reminds property owners that they have until September 1st to pay their 2020 property taxes without incurring any interest. Please keep in mind that the current year levy is not considered in arrears until December 31st.

Please advise City Hall (306.933.2133) if you would like to stop your TIPPS (tax) or PAP (utility) payments. You must give at least 10 business days notice prior to your next withdrawal date to cancel the next payment. You can re-apply to these programs at a later date. If you would like to cancel your TIPPS or PAP payments, please complete the applicable cancellation form on our website or submit your cancellation request in writing to P.O. Box 340, Warman, S0K 4S0).

During the Monday, March 23rd Regular Meeting of Council, administration will put forth a recommendation to cease enforcement on utility accounts, including disconnections of utility accounts and application of interest for the time being. By delaying any disconnections we will ensure all households have access to water, allowing for proper handwashing and personal hygiene.

All essential services, such as water supply, emergency and protective services will continue to operate without disruption.

For more information contact City Hall at 306.933.2133.

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus.

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City of Warman updated statement on COVID-19 pandemic: CITY HALL CLOSURE

For release March 18, 2020

The City of Warman is working closely with stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure residents are kept up-to-date with accurate and relevant information. The health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees is our top priority.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS OF 4:30 p.m. ON FRIDAY MARCH 20th, 2020 WARMAN CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

Please be advised utility payments and property tax payments can still be made online by EFT through your bank. Cash or cheque payments can be left in the drop box at City Hall.

If you must visit City Hall for an urgent in-person matter do so before that time. We strongly encourage all residents needing to do business with the city to phone, email and utilize online banking options.

The following City of Warman buildings remain CLOSED to the public:

  • Legends Centre
  • Brian King Centre
  • Diamond Rodeo Arena
  • Outdoor rink warm-up shack
  • Wheatland Library

The City of Warman Public Works shop is accessed by employees ONLY.

 

Important Numbers:

City Hall: 306.933.2133

Legends Centre: 306.933.2210

Public Works: 306.933.2388

Bylaw Enforcement: 306.933.0007

Warman Fire Rescue: 306.931.3158


Links:

Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus

World Health Organization: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

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The City of Warman updated statement on COVID-19: FACILITY CLOSURES

For release March 16, 2020

The City of Warman is working closely with stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure residents are kept up-to-date with accurate and relevant information. The health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees is our top priority. 

PLEASE NOTE that effective 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the City of Warman will be closing to the public:

  • Legends Centre
  • Brian King Centre
  • Diamond Rodeo Arena
  • Outdoor rink warm-up shack
  • Wheatland Library

This will remain in effect until further notice. Any programming associated with these facilities is affected by the closures. If you have any questions about programming or booking please call the Recreation Department at 306.933.2210.

City Hall will remain open (regular hours of operation 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), but we encourage the public to limit their visits to the facility. Pay bills online when possible.

This situation is ever-evolving and as things change we will be giving residents regular updates.

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City of Warman Statement on COVID-19

For release March 13, 2020

The City of Warman is aware of the public’s general unease surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the information associated with the virus. We are working closely with numerous partners — including the provincial government and other municipal centres, health care providers and school divisions — to ensure our leadership, employees, residents and business partners are aware of the most current and accurate information and procedures surrounding this issue.

"I want to reassure our residents that the City of Warman is paying close attention to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to have open discussions with our stakeholders in federal, provincial and local jurisdictions," says Mayor Sheryl Spence. "We will advise the public of any risks that come to our attention though these sources to ensure public safety is paramount. However, I want to ensure we do not create undue panic and therefore ask our residents to educate themselves on the COVID-19 and adhere to the advisories and messages that come from legitimate sources such as the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Government of Saskatchewan."

At this time in Saskatchewan, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. The City of Warman encourages residents to follow preventative guidelines as determined by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. This includes practicing regular hand hygiene, minimizing close contact with others, and not attending work or public events if you are not feeling well.

Please refer to the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s most current suggestions for preventing the spread of infectious disease here: https://www.saskhealthauthority.ca

The City of Warman emergency response during this period remains unaffected. Mayor Sheryl Spence says, “Warman Fire Rescue will still respond to all major fire and medical emergencies in Warman and within the response area in the RM of Corman Park. Additionally, Warman Fire Rescue first responders will continue to respond to all high acuity lights and sirens medical emergencies.”

Residents will be updated with new and updated information regularily as this situation evolves.

Links:

Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus

Government of Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus

World Health Organization: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

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The City of Warman to Benefit from Green Infrastructure Investment

For release September 5, 2019

It was announced on September 4th at a press conference at Gordie Howe Sports Centre in Saskatoon that the City of Warman is one of 12 Saskatchewan communities to receive federal and provincial funding for infrastructure improvements. The sewage treatment lagoon expansion and improvement project will not only increase the wastewater treatment capacity to accommodate future community growth but will also improve the overall effluent discharge quality to meet Environment Canada’s regulations.

Details of the sewage treatment lagoon expansion and improvements include: increasing the depth of the existing primary and secondary lagoon cells, installing an aeration system in the primary and secondary cells, constructing a blower building for the aeration system, and constructing a discharge pipeline to the South Saskatchewan River. The project is estimated to take three years to complete.

“The City of Warman has been blessed with exponential growth the last few years and we are fortunate that this growth has made us a vibrant and thriving community,” says Mayor Sheryl Spence. “With growth comes challenges, and we are pleased to receive this much-anticipated funding from both the federal and provincial governments to help the City of Warman build infrastructure in a sustainable way.”

The project will cost $18.1 million. Funding from the federal government totals $7.24 million, with $6,032,730 coming from provincial contributions. The municipality will contribute $4,827,270.

“Warman is a community that is committed to environmental sustainability,” says Mayor Spence. “That is why we are investing in our wastewater treatment system to ensure a cleaner, safer environment for residents, visitors and aquatic life, now and into the future.”

For more information, call Warman City Hall at 306.933.2133.

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Notice of Certification and Settlement Approval Hearing

For release: August 19, 2019

Female municipal employees who worked or volunteered with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) may be eligible for compensation under a proposed new settlement.

A class-action lawsuit was initiated alleging gender and sexual orientation-based harassment and discrimination within the RCMP. The RCMP has agreed to a settlement of this lawsuit, although the settlement has not yet been approved by the court.

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North American Safety & Health Week May 5th to 11th

For release: May 8th, 2019

In 2017 the City of Warman signed the Saskatchewan Health & Safety Leadership Charter, which supports the creation of a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. Providing the environment and culture for employees to work safely, in good health and wellness, allows for the best delivery of service to the residents we serve.

While the importance of preventing injury and illness is a year-round commitment, the City of Warman is proud to join businesses, government organizations and community leaders from across the country in the recognition of North American Safety & Health Week, May 5th to 11th. Employee wellbeing is essential to the workplace and the City of Warman remains committed to best safety practices.