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COVID-19 NOTICE (March 2019)


The RM of Lipton No. 217


Council advises you to please not enter the Municipal Office if you:

  • Are experiencing any of the following symptoms(mild or sever) such as a fever, a cough, difficult breathing/shortness of breath
  • Have travelled to any area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • Live with someone or have been in contact with someone who recently travelled to an area with an ongoing spread of COVl-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19
  • It is our recommendation to call the office 306-336-2244 should you require information or e-mail our office, we will respond.
  • The office does not have a large area and the distance for people separation is difficult to accommodate

Thank you for your co-operation in keeping our community safe.

Reeve Corey Senft and Council



Council is seeking feedback or an expression of interest from our residents as to the implantation of a Rural Waste Management Collection Program.

Upon receiving feedback the Council will proceed to the next step, that being obtaining costs associated with the service, the options available as to frequency of pick-up, cost per pick-up size of containers, cost associated with different size containers and other information relating to the service that you as a resident may have to assist you in your decision making.

The waste items that are acceptable to be disposed of in the containers are standard household and yard waste. These items include:

-household trash

-small appliances (toasters, coffee pots, microwaves)

-small furnishings (lamps, stools, pictures, wall hangings)

-shrubs/small branches, generic yard waste

-small construction goods (wood, metal, glass, insulation, plastics)


Prohibited items MUST be disposed of in a different manner these items include:

-medium to large furniture and appliances, mattresses

-hazardous materials (paint, oil, filters, tires)

-concrete, shingles, gravel/dirt

-tree stumps

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Not acceptable items are defined by the Landfill operators and the Environmental Regulations under legislation of the Province or Federal Government.

Should you be interested in the waste collection program, please respond by October 31, 2018, a phone call will work, 306-336-2244 or e-mail Thanks.


Update to Rural Signage: RURAL SIGNAGE IS COMING

Update to Rural Signage on July 15, 2019:  The Municipality is proceeding with the Rural Signage Program, the signs have been ordered and installation is estimated to start in August of this year.


The Municipality will be installing road signage and residential house numbering starting summer 2019.

Township roads will be assigned numbering from the south of the municipality to the north boundary; these will be the east-west roads. The range road signs will be assigned numbers from the east side of the municipality to the west boundary. Farm site numbering and acreage numbering will completed as part of the numbering system.

This process will enable emergency services to efficiently and quickly locate your property if ever required.

Illegal Dumping: 

Council wishes to remind the ratepayers that there has been an increase in illegal dumping.

Did you know that you can report illegal dumping through Saskatchewan’s TIP hotline?  All reports are investigated and calls are confidential.

Toll Free 1-800-667-7561.

2018 Shelterbelt Tree Program

Please find in attachment the application form for the 2018 Shelterbelt Tree Program.

Hi Everyone!
2017 has been quite  a year with drought in the southern portions of the prairies and the end of bus STC services in Saskatchewan.  But we all got through it!

  • Shipping for fall tree orders will work as follows: 
    For Saskatchewan orders you have the option of Jay’s truck shipping to Jay’s depots in major centers in Saskatchewan.  You can pick up at HELP’s Weyburn Tree Farm at no shipping cost except 2.5 cents per tree for packaging
  • For Manitoba and Alberta orders you have the option of pick up in Weyburn OR ….in last week of September to 1st week of October HELP’s truck will deliver your trees to a Greyhound Station on the Saskatchewan border and dispatch your trees to a bus depot of your choice for your pick up there.
  • Minimum shipping charge deliveries will be $50 with per tree shipping price at 25 cents per tree.

All customers: if you pick up from our tree farm near Weyburn then there will be no shipping charge (except for 2.5 cents per tree packaging) and will receive 10% free bonus trees of customer choice. 

There is a wealth of tree information and shelterbelt planning advice on our website:

Download and complete the Order Form by clicking HERE

Please contact me should you require further information.

Rodney Sidloski, CEO

HELP International

Tel: 306-842-2433


Rural Crime Watch Program

Council in co-operation with the RCMP is considering initiating a Rural Crime Watch Program. The goal of the program is to reduce and prevent rural crime, by keeping track of suspicious behaviour, making notes and contacting the RCMP. Should there be interest by our rural residents, a meeting would be set up with the RCMP to review the program with the general public, and then initiate the program.
Should you be interested in attending a meeting or participating in the program, please contact the RM office 306-336-2244 or email us at

Controlled Burns – Remember to Call!

The Municipality has Fire Protection Agreements with the Village of Lipton and the Village of Dysart.

The residents of the Municipality are required to call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre prior to burning.  The Communications Centre informs the appropriate Fire Department of the location of the controlled burn, and should a person, motorist, neighbor see the fire or smoke and call 911 relating to the issue, the local Fire Departments will be aware that it is a controlled burn and not respond.

Should the controlled burn not be reported to the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre and the Fire Department respond, the property owner will be invoiced for the call out and it takes the Fire Department  out of commission for another emergency should one arise.

So, to make life easier, please call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre when you are carrying out a controlled burn.

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Rabies Warning

A rabid skunk  was found in the RM of Lipton #217 near Dysart.

Information on rabies can be found at: (2)



Rabies cases in Canada:  

Rabies fact sheet: 

Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2008

Dr. Clarence Bischop

Rabies Risk Assessment Veterinarian (RRAV), SK AG

Cell (306)529-2190

Toll-Free Fax (844)666-3647 or