Updated November 13, 2020
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer has ordered that the use of non-medical masks will be mandatory in most indoor public places in Saskatchewan communities with populations greater than 5,000 people’ effective Monday, November 16th, 2020.
As a result, masks must be worn in all City-operated facilities that are accessible to the public, including City Hall and the City’s Sport, Culture and Recreation facilities. Individuals entering these facilities must put on their masks prior to entry, and keep them on while in all public, common spaces, including change rooms. In addition:
- Participants in designated physical activity spaces must wear their masks until the physical activity begins.
- All spectators are required to wear masks.
- Facility renters will be responsible for enforcing mask usage throughout the duration of their facility booking. Failure to enforce this Public Health Order will result in the loss of facility usage.
- Visitors to the Aquatic Centre will only be required to wear masks outside of the pools.
- Children under two (2) years of age and individuals who are “unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance” are not required to wear masks.
The City of Swift Current is focused on ensuring the safety of all residents and visitors to City facilities and will continue to adhere to the Government of Saskatchewan’s Public Health Guidelines. Signage at the entrances of all impacted City facilities will be posted. The City would like to thank all citizens and patrons for their cooperation.
Updated September 3, 2020
City Hall will be open to the general public on a limited basis beginning Tuesday, September 8th. Please note the following:
- Public Hours will be 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)
- Services available will be Bill Payments and Utility Services (connections, disconnections and transfers)
- All other person-to-person services will be by appointment only
- A number of measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of customers and staff, including:
- Single Entrance/Exit at Main Doors located on 1st Avenue Northeast
- Mandatory Hand Sanitizing upon entrance
- Floor markers to guide customers to service kiosks and to enforce 6-foot physical distancing
- Plexiglass Sneeze Guard Partitions at service kiosks
- The use of Masks will be optional
- Signage throughout the Lobby and outside City Hall will help direct customers
The following guide will assist customers with contacting the appropriate departments for appointments:
- General Inquiries: 306.778.2777 or email@example.com
- Recreation/Leisure: 306.778.2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Taxation: 306.778.2704 or email@example.com
- Utility Billing: 306.778.2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Planning, Bylaw, Business Development & Building Services: 306.778.2714 or email@example.com
- Engineering, Transportation Services, Waterworks & Solid Waste: 306.778.2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Light & Power inquiries: 306.778.2770 or email@example.com
- Election 2020: 306.778.2768 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated August 19, 2020
Community Services announces re-opening dates for a number of recreation/culture facilities:
- Innovation Credit Union i-plex to re-open on October 1st
- Aquatic Centre to re-open on September 22nd
- Fairview Pool to remain open an additional two weeks, to September 20th
- Swift Current Museum to re-open on August 24th
Updated August 18, 2020
The City of Swift Current and the Swift Current & District Farmer’s Market Association announce that, as a result of ongoing consultation with stakeholder organizations and vendors, Market Square will re-open beginning Saturday, August 22nd.
Updated August 5, 2020
The City of Swift Current and the Swift Current & District Farmer’s Market Association announce that Market Square will remain closed for an additional two weeks – encompassing the Saturday, August 8th and Saturday, August 15th Markets – as the number of active cases of COVID-19 remain significant in the Southwest region of the province.
Updated July 27, 2020
The City of Swift Current announces that both of its project submissions for the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program 2020 (MEEP) – the Friesen Street Storm Rehabilitation Project and the Fairview Arena Floor and Header Replacement Project – have been approved by the Government of Saskatchewan. The projects were submitted by the City for consideration following a Council Resolution on June 29, 2020.
The $150 million MEEP Program was announced by the Government of Saskatchewan on May 6th, 2020 to support investments in infrastructure, to stimulate economic recovery and to encourage local job creation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated July 24, 2020
Following a growing number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Southwest Saskatchewan in recent days, the City of Swift Current and the Swift Current & District Farmer’s Market Association announce the cancellation of the next two Market Square events, scheduled for Saturday, July 25th and Saturday, August 1st.
Updated July 3, 2020
The City of Swift Current and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association announce that the Ted Knight Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame will re-open to the public on Tuesday, July 7th.
Updated June 19, 2020
- Community Services announces that, effective Monday, June 22nd, its seven (7) outdoor spray parks will be open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week.
- In addition, all public washrooms located at City Parks will be open as of June 22nd from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on weekends and holidays.
- Fairview Pool will be opening on July 6th with a limited schedule and reduced capacity to allow patrons to maintain proper physical distancing. Patrons of the Pool will be provided access on a first-come-first served priority basis and are encouraged to enter and exit the facility in their swimsuits to reduce crowding in change rooms.
Updated June 11, 2020
- Community Services announces the launch of its 2020 Summer Programming for kids and families. Limited schedule for 2020 includes Parks Play, Multi-Sport and Families in the Park, with pre-registration required.
- Bylaw Enforcement announces that two-hour timed parking returns to the downtown core. Enforcement had been waived for several months as a result of temporary closures to many downtown businesses. Enforcement takes effect on Monday, June 15th.
Updated June 4, 2020
Community Services announces that three of its outdoor recreation facilities are re-opened to the public:
- The Kiwanis Sk8 Park located in Riverdene Park
- The Tennis Courts located Riverside and Westside Parks (including Pickleball Courts)
- The Mountain Bike Trails located in the Highland Coulee
Updated April 23, 2020
The Government of Saskatchewan, today, released it's Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, a "methodical and phased-in approach to slowly and responsibly lift restrictions on businesses and services." The plan will see services and business functions slowly opened in our province beginning on Monday, May 4th.
To view the plan in its entirety, please click here.
Updated April 8, 2020
Reminder to residents: As the warm weather approaches, and to ensure proper social distancing can be maintained, the following outdoor facilities will be closed until further notice:
- Tennis & Pickleball Courts
- Highland Coulee Bike Trails
- All city ball diamonds
- Community Gardens
Updated March 29, 2020
Effective Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Kiwanis Sk8 Park is closed to the public to ensure proper social distancing among citizens can be maintained. In addition, the City is strongly recommending that citizens refrain from using public playground equipment.
Updated March 27, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, City Council held a special meeting to pass motions to extend short-term financial relief and flexibility to all City of Swift Current residential and commercial Property Tax and Utility customers who are experiencing the effects of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Motions passed include:
- A three-month extension of the due date for residential and commercial Property Taxes, to September 30th, 2020.
- Suspension of Utility disconnections, late payment charges and collection activities until September 30th, 2020.
In addition, customers who are on City Pre-Authorized Payment plans have the option of suspending pre-authorized payments for the time being. Those who wish to do so can call 306.778.2731 or email email@example.com for assistance.
Updated March 20, 2020
Mayor Denis Perrault, Swift Current MLA Everett Hindley and Cypress Hills – Grasslands MP Jeremy Patzer provided updates today on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan.
The key message from all three leaders is that they are keep in touch on a regular basis and, despite representing different levels of government, they are working together to ensure that the citizens of the Southwest are well prepared to get through the COVID-19 crisis.
To learn more about how you can continue to do business with the City of Swift Current during facility closures, please visit www.swiftcurrent.ca/closure.
If your business can supply products and services in support of Canada’s response to COVID-19, please visit https://buyandsell.gc.ca/calling-all-suppliers-help-canada-combat-covid-19.
Information from the Province of Saskatchewan detailing how you can protect yourself is available here.
CONTACT YOUR LEADERS:
Mayor Denis Perrault: firstname.lastname@example.org
MP Jeremy Patzer: Jeremy.Patzer@parl.gc.ca
MLA Everett Hindley: email@example.com
Updated March 18, 2020
The City of Swift Current will be closing City Hall and the Swift Current Service Centre to the general public effective and including Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. Despite the closures, City staff will remain working and, although we will not be able to conduct face-to-dace business, we are committed to providing service to our valued residents and customers.
If you're unsure how you can conduct business with us due to these closures, please click here to learn more. We have provided a number of tips on how you can make payments and connect/disconnect utility services, among other items.
Updated March 16, 2020
The City of Swift Current would like to advise citizens that, in order to prevent the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect residents and staff, it is taking the following precautions:
All City-operated recreation/leisure facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, effective no later than Thursday, March 19, 2020. Please keep in mind that these facilities may close before that time. This applies to:
• Innovation Credit Union i-plex, including the Swift Current Curling Club
• Fairview Arenas
• The Aquatic Centre
• The Swift Current Museum
• The Art Gallery of Swift Current, including the Swift Current Public Library
• Kinetic Park: Stockade and Palliser Pavilion
• Lt. Colonel Clifton Centre
All recreation/leisure activities that are scheduled to take place at City-operated facilities, such as lessons and programming, are cancelled effective 8:00 AM, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
City Hall will remain open to the public; however, we are asking citizens to avoid visiting City Hall unless it is necessary. Individuals who have inquiries or who wish to make payments to the City are recommended to do so via telephone or email. Contact information is available below.
CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS:
All meetings of City Council will be closed to the general public until further notice. Business such as Public Hearings will be rescheduled to a date, to be determined, when public access is no longer limited.
The City of Swift Current has established a plan to ensure that essential municipal services remain in place for the duration of this pandemic. Essential services are considered necessary for the health and well-being of the community’s residents, and include:
• Light & Power
• Water & Wastewater
• Swift Current Fire Department
The closure of City-operated recreation/leisure facilities is designed, in part, to limit non-essential, person-to-person contact that will assist with keeping all essential staff healthy.
In order to cut down on non-essential, person-to-person contact, citizens are asked, whenever possible, to avoid in-person visits to City Hall and to direct questions and concerns to via telephone or email. City of Swift Current staff are available from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays.
- For General inquiries, please contact City Hall at 306.778.2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For Recreation/Leisure inquiries, please contact Community Services at 306.778.2787 or email@example.com.
- For Taxation inquiries, please contact 306.778.2704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For Utility Billing inquiries, please contact 306.778.2731 or email@example.com.
- For Planning inquiries, including Bylaw, Business Development and Building Services, please contact 306.778.2714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For Infrastructure & Operations inquiries, including Engineering, Environmental Services and Public Works, please contact 306.778.2748 or email@example.com.
- For Light & Power inquiries, please contact 306.778.2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens who wish to learn more about 2019 Novel Coronavirus can find reliable information via the following links:
- Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus.html
- Government of Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus#utm_campaign=q2_2015&utm_medium=short&utm_source=%2Fcoronavirus