Inspections of Gas Lines within our Area (April 13 – May 15, 2020)

If you suspect the smell of natural gas, please leave the area immediately and call SaskEnergy’s 24 hour emergency service line at 1-888-7000-GAS (427).
If you require more information, or have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-567-8899, or at saskenergy.com.

To Whom It May Concern:

SaskEnergy, and its subsidiary TransGas, take pride in providing safe and reliable service to our customers. Every year, as part of our enhanced safety and gas line integrity program, we routinely perform a variety of safety tests and inspections throughout different areas of the province. This includes surveying for natural gas leaks and visual inspections of utility right-of-ways.
To inspect our gas lines, we may utilize a variety of techniques that can include both vehicle-mounted equipment and hand-held devices. These highly sensitive instruments are designed to detect natural gas and will be used to survey above and below ground infrastructure. In the event that a natural gas leak is detected or other repairs to the system need to be made, SaskEnergy personnel will respond accordingly.

Inspection of the gas line system will take place in your area between April 13 – May 15, 2020. This will be completed by a SaskEnergy or a qualified Field Representative who has been contracted to complete this work on our behalf. Field Representatives will wear hi-visibility clothing, travel in marked vehicles, and will carry identification indicating they work for or on behalf of SaskEnergy.

Please note that residents will not be notified prior to the specific inspection date. There is no action required by the home / landowner, and no direct contact needed during the inspection.
While surveys are an integral part of SaskEnergy’s annual safety program, all natural gas in SaskEnergy’s distribution system is odourized as an additional safety feature. If you suspect the smell of natural gas, please call SaskEnergy’s 24-hour emergency service line immediately at 1-888-7000-GAS (427).
Information regarding SaskEnergy’s enhanced safety and gas line integrity program is available by visiting saskenergy.com. A list of most frequently asked questions are included on the back of this letter for your reference.

Thank you for your cooperation. We appreciate your support of this important safety initiative. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Sincerely,
Jesse Miller, Engineer-in-Training
System Integrity & Standards
Ph. 306-777-9045
Email: jmiller@saskenergy.com
Inspection of natural gas lines in your area

Frequently Asked Questions

Who conducts the gas line inspection?
Depending on the area of the province, SaskEnergy or a qualified Field Representative from Hetek Solutions, West Country Energy Services, or Shermco Industries, will complete the inspection. With a target to inspect approximately 20,000 kilometers of gas line per year, SaskEnergy hires qualified industry experts with a proven service record to ensure this important safety-related work can be completed within a reasonable timeframe. Field Representatives will carry identification clearly indicating they are conducting work on behalf of SaskEnergy.
In the unlikely event an issue is identified during the inspection, SaskEnergy will be notified by the Field Representative to send a qualified SaskEnergy Field Technician to resolve the issue and / or complete any necessary work.

How often do gas line inspections occur?
The visual inspection of our natural gas lines occurs on a rotating schedule every four years, on average. However, ongoing monitoring, maintenance work, and safety-related response occur year-round.

I was not aware a gas line inspection was taking place on or near my property. Did I receive notification?
SaskEnergy/TransGas conducts ongoing inspections of the natural gas distribution and transmission system throughout all areas of the province. We try our best to notify landowners and residents when inspections are taking place by contacting the local municipality or town office. With thousands of kilometres of land area to cover, and weather conditions permitting, we are unable to provide the exact date of when the inspection will take place on or near your property.
We also understand that everyone’s time is valuable. Our goal is to conduct the inspection quickly and with no impact or disruption to you.

Should I be concerned about my natural gas service?
Inspection of natural gas facilities is required to comply with federal and industry regulations, and is part of our commitment to providing you safe and reliable service. This is part of SaskEnergy’s planned, preventative maintenance program. If additional work is required as a result of the inspection, a SaskEnergy Representative will be in contact with you.

I am not a SaskEnergy customer. Why do you need access to my property?
SaskEnergy owns underground infrastructure which delivers natural gas service to nearly 400,000 customers throughout the province. In some instances, there may be a utility easement or a gas line on your property to deliver service to a neighbouring property. Identifying who is a SaskEnergy customer can be a challenge for Field Representatives. We continue to improve our processes and technology so we can try to alleviate this issue in the future.

SaskAlert – Provincial Push to Download SaskAlert App

Hello,

I am writing you to ask for your help.

 

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is encouraging people to download the SaskAlert App so they can receive critical COVID-19 information in a timely manner. The app also allows people to choose how and when to hear the emergency alerts.

 

As your municipality/First Nation Community is participating in SaskAlert, I am hoping you can assist by encouraging your residents to download the app. If you could share this message on your website, promote it on your social media accounts or include it in any sort of mail outs to your residents, that would be greatly appreciated.

 

The more people that have the app, the more efficient we can be with targeting people in a specific area, including your jurisdiction, that might require emergency information.

 

Thank you in advance for helping to get this message out to your residents.

Jean Longpre

SaskAlert Manager

Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency

1855 Victoria Avenue

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4P 3T2

Office phone: 306 787-6678

 

 

Road Ban’s in Effect Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m.

Please note that road ban’s are in effect within the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161 as of Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTING ROAD RESTRICTIONS ON MUNICIPAL ROADS
• The standard road restriction weights on Spring Road Restriction orders published by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure are as follows:
o The maximum load on steering axles is 10 kg per millimetre (560 lbs per inch) width of tire (manufacturer’s stamped dimensions), to a maximum of
1. 5,500 kg on the steering axle for a truck equipped with a single steering axle
2. 11,000 kg on the steering axle group for a truck equipped with a tandem axle steering group
o Maximum loads on all other wheels will be limited to 6.25 kg/mm (350 lbs per inch) width of tire to a maximum loading of 1650 kg per wheel (3,638 lb.)

 

RM of Moose Jaw will be closed Monday, March 9, 2020 for training.

We will reopen Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Moose Jaw RM 161

Public Notice

Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Public Notice is hereby given that Council intends to initially consider, at a Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Rural Municipal Office, 1410 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, commencing at 9:00 a.m., a proposal to sell the parcel of land, currently owned by the R.M. of Moose Jaw No. 161, pursuant to an offer to purchase:

 

  • ISC Parcel No. 105703534, Blk/Par A-Plan M139 Ext 0, SE 34-16-26 W2, current title No.102882898, containing approximately 102.77 acres

 

 

Dated this 20th day of January 2020.

 

Mike Wirges, Administrator

Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

#3-1410 Caribou Street West, Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7S9

Phone:  (306)692-3446

Facsimile:  (306)691-0015

e-mail:  rm161@sasktel.net

 

 

Christmas

Christmas Hours

R.M. of Moose Jaw No. 161

Christmas Office Hours

 

CLOSED:

Tuesday – December 24th

Wednesday – December 25th

Thursday – December 26th

Friday – December 27th

Monday – December 30th

Tuesday – December 31st

Wednesday – January 1st

 

Council and Staff for the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161 would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Seasonal Public Works position

Seasonal Public Works position                              

RM of Moose Jaw No. 161

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 is accepting applications for a seasonal Public Works position typically beginning March 1 and ending Oct. 31 each year. Applicants must have at least 3 years or more experience running a grader and possess a minimum Class 3A license (preference given to Class 1A) and have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of heavy equipment including grader, tandem gravel truck, tractor & mower, pull type scraper and Bobcat. A Power Mobile Equipment operator competency certificate would also be considered an asset to the applicant.

Assets for this position include excellent time management and communication skills combined with strong organizational and relationship skills with ratepayers, staff, and council.

Reporting to the Municipal Foreman, duties will include but are not limited to grading, trucking, mowing, loading, hauling gravel, maintaining roads, installing culverts, installing signs, servicing equipment and other duties as directed by council from time to time.

Please include desired salary or hourly wages expected along with references. The position also includes a full benefit package containing health, dental and life insurance along with a strong pension plan.

All applications/resumes shall be marked “Seasonal Public Works Position” and emailed, mailed or dropped off at the address below on or before noon December 31, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only persons selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please forward your resumes and references to:

 

The Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161

Personnel Committee

#3-1410 Caribou St. W.

Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7S9

 

Email: rm161@sasktel.net

 

 

 

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

Public Notice is hereby given that Council intends to consider a Bylaw to amend the fees charged, specific to Development in the RM of Moose Jaw No. 161.

Copies of the Bylaw including the proposed changes are available for viewing at the Municipal office.

Should you have any comments on this amendment, please reply in writing by using one of the methods set out below to the Council of the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. 161 prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th, 2019. Writers must ensure that they identify themselves in their submissions. A public hearing on the proposal will take place on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Council chambers-1410 Caribou St. W. Moose Jaw.

 

Dated this 16th day of October, 2019.

 

Mike Wirges- Administrator

#3-1410 Caribou St. W.

Moose Jaw, SK  S6H 7S9

Email: rm161@sasktel.net

Phone: 306-692-3446

RM Moose Jaw 161

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation – 2019 Harvest

October 8, 2019

 

Dear Industry Partners:

Re:  2019 Harvest

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) understands the challenges producers are facing this fall due to recent heavy rain and snow delaying harvest. I would like to take this opportunity to provide some information about coverage options available to Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers.

Crop Insurance provides coverage for both yield and quality loss on insured crops. It is important producers stay in contact with SCIC about their crop quality. Our offices will be able to identify producers who appear to be in a claim position due to quality losses.

If a Crop Insurance customer wants to put their crop to an alternate use, they simply need to contact their local SCIC office or Crop Insurance Customer Service toll-free line, at 1-888-935-0000. SCIC is committed to dispatching our adjusters to process producer’s pre-harvest appraisal, as timely as possible. In order to provide an accurate inspection for both yield and quality loss, SCIC prefers a harvested check-strip, with an adjuster present, to complete a producer’s appraisal and calculate any potential claim.

For those livestock producers worried about nitrates and other quality issues with feed stock or inquiring about winter feed plans, resources are available through the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Ministry specialists are available to assist producers with obtaining an analysis of their feed and developing a feeding plan for their livestock. Livestock and Feed Extension Specialists can also assist producers in management and planning when faced with salvaging grain crops for livestock forage. I encourage producers to please contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377 or take advantage of the current SaskAgNow article discussing managing winter feeding with alternative feed sources, feed testing, winder feeding plans and; canola hay/silage for livestock: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers/sask-ag-now/livestock-and-feed.

With crops currently still out in the field, I want to also remind your members about the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. All Saskatchewan producers are eligible for coverage. Producers do not have to be a Crop Insurance customer to be eligible to submit a claim. Producers are encouraged to contact SCIC as soon as damage is detected: 1-888-935-0000. SCIC continues to monitor Wildlife Damage calls over the weekends during harvest season.

For those producer’s enrolled in AgriStability for the 2019 program year, lower than expected yields and crop quality downgrading could impact a participant’s margin. AgriStability participants can apply for an interim benefit before the year is over. Interim benefits allow producers to receive up to 50 per cent of their AgriStability benefit early. If producers have questions about AgriStability, they can contact their local SCIC office or call the AgriStability Call Centre at 1-866-270-8450.

As a producer myself, I understand this is a stressful time. The Farm Stress Line is available at

1-800-667-4442. This is a 24/7 confidential service, available to producers across the province. Whether your members are seeking information, or trying to manage a conflict or crisis, I encourage producers to reach out and seek assistance, if needed.

I am hopeful 2019 harvest will be completed through October and November. In the event harvest is further delayed and producers are unable to harvest their crop by November 15, Crop Insurance customers have the option to request an extension of insurance. An extension of insurance provides coverage on insured crops over winter. November 15 is also the deadline to file a claim and/or report their production declaration, following the completion of harvest. For more information on this, or any of SCIC’s programs, please visit our website: scic.ca.

We are currently monitoring the weather and harvest progress. SCIC is working alongside the Ministry of Agriculture, and our industry partners, to keep producers informed. I would encourage you to share this information with your members and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact my office.

 

Sincerely,

 

Shawn Jaques
President and CEO

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation