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Update November 16 - Face Masks Now Mandatory in White City

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

Face masks or face coverings are required in all Town of White City municipal buildings including the Town Office, all recreation facilities, and any other indoor municipal facility.

All visitors to these facilities MUST wear masks or face coverings. Municipal staff will also be wearing face masks or face coverings when not seated at their work station.

The town offers a number of online services, including utility bill and property tax payments. If you need assistance on utilizing these services, please call the Town Office.

Effective Monday November 16th, the Provincial Government has mandated the requirement of masks in all public spaces in all Saskatchewan communities with populations of 5,000 people or greater, including the neighbouring communities or municipalities situated around Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.

Update October 16 - Government of Saskatchewan Restriction on Private Gatherings

As of October 16, private indoor gatherings may have a maximum of 15 people and outdoor gatherings may have a maximum of 30 people. In both situations, there must be enough space to maintain two metres between individuals who are not in the same household/extended household.

The gathering size restriction does not apply to:

  • Settings where people are distributed into multiple rooms or buildings, and workplaces.
  • Critical public service or an allowable business service.
  • Events and activities to the extent that the guidelines applicable to those events or activities found in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan explicitly permits or requires an alternative gathering size for a specific event or activity. In such a case, the gathering size explicitly permitted or required shall not be exceeded and specified physical distancing shall be maintained.

Extended Households

With caution and under the following conditions, three or four close families or groups of friends may form an extended household group, to a maximum of 15 people:

  • Your families or friends must remain consistent. Do not visit different families or friends every day.
  • People in the same extended household group without high-risk people can be closer than two metres.
  • If you are going to create an extended household group, consider if any member of the group has chronic health conditions that would put them at greater risk, or if they are in close contact with someone who could be vulnerable.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Continue to practise everyday preventive actions in the new normal, including:Practising proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into a tissue or the bend of your elbow);
    Washing your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Maintain a two metre distance with people who are not in your extended household group.

You should always be aware of who you have been in contact with over the past two weeks. These are the people who would need to be contacted by public health if you were to test positive for COVID-19. 

Click here for more information from the Government of Saskatchewan.


Update August 11 - Public Notice of Council Meeting Location

TAKE NOTICE that the location of all regularly scheduled council and committee meetings will resume in White City Council Chambers beginning August 24, 2020.

Committee and Council Meeting Location:
White City Council Chambers
14 Ramm Avenue E
White City, SK

Meetings are open to the public.

The following COVID-19 restrictions are in place:

  • Maximum 30 people, including council and administrative staff
  • The public may attend the meeting on a first come, first admitted basis
  • If you are sick, have a cough, fever or respiratory symptoms please do not attend the meeting
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada and/or Saskatchewan in the past 14 days, please do not attend the meeting
  • Public washrooms are not available at this time
  • Please use hand santitizer available upon entering the meeting area
  • Masks are MANDATORY

 

Update July 9 - Public Notice of Council Meeting Location

TAKE NOTICE that the location of all regularly scheduled council and committee meetings will resume in person beginning July 13, 2020.

Committee Meeting Location:
White City Council Chambers
14 Ramm Avenue E
White City, SK

Council Meeting Location:
White City Community Centre Hall B
12 Ramm Avenue E
White City, SK

Meetings are open to the public.

The following COVID-19 restrictions are in place:

  • Maximum 30 people, including council and administrative staff
  • The public may attend the meeting on a first come, first admitted basis
  • If you are sick, have a cough, fever or respiratory symptoms please do not attend the meeting
  • If you have travelled outside of Canada and/or Saskatchewan in the past 14 days, please do not attend the meeting
  • Public washrooms are not available at this time
  • Please use hand santitizer available upon entering the meeting area
  • Masks are not required, however the are recommended to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19

 

Update June 22, 2020 - Ball Diamonds and Splash Park are now open to the public

PLEASE FOLLOW GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS TO PREVENT TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19

  • Individuals who are sick or have a cough, fever or respiratory symptoms should stay home.
  • Adhere to physical distancing of two meters between people not from the same household or extended household.
  • Ensure frequent hand-washing or use of hand sanitizer.
  • Chewing tobacco, sunflower seeds, spitting, sharing beverage containers and other similar behaviours increase the risk of transmission and are not permitted.
  • Congratulatory gestures, such as high fives and handshakes, are not permitted.
  • Attendance must be taken at events, groups must not exceed provincial restrictions on public gatherings.
  • Players and spectators must not congregate in the parking lot. Exit the parking lot as soon as your game/practice/session is completed. 

SURFACES ARE NOT SANITIZED ON A REGULAR BASIS

USE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION


 

Update June 12, 2020 - Municipal Play Structures are now open to the public

Municipal Play Structures are now open to the public. Please note that play areas will not be sanitized on a regular basis, please use at your own discretion and follow the Government of Saskatchewan Public Health Orders to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Additionally, the following facilities are now open:

  • Double K Outdoor Recreation Facility
  • Fernwood Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • Skate Park

Please be advised until Phase 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan the following municipal recreation facilities will remain closed:

  • Ball Diamonds (including Serbu Park, Ridgedale Park & Confederation Drive)
  • Wheatland Sports Field
  • Lipsett Splash Park
  • White City Community Centre   

- Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
- Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive.
- Maintain physical distancing.
- Comply with Provincial public gathering restrictions.
- Ensure frequent hand-washing or use of hand sanitizer.
- If the area is busy, please come back during a less busy time or use another play area near your home.
- Do not share toys or sports equipment between groups.
- Try to visit only playgrounds near your home to limit the number of people your family comes into contact with.
- Masks are not required but are an additional measure you can take to protect people when physical distancing cannot be maintained or is unpredictable.

Visit Government of Saskatchewan Website for more details.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

Update June 4, 2020 - Town Office is open to public

The White City Town Office is Open to the Public ... for the first time in forever (or 79 days but who's counting?)

If you can't tell some of our staff have gone a little bit stir crazy 🤪.

Due to COVID-19 we’ve implemented some measures to help keep our community healthy:
Hand sanitizer will be available on entry.
Limiting the number of people in the office.
Increased sanitizing and cleaning protocols.
Washrooms will be closed to the public until further notice.

At this time we're open for payment of utilities, taxes and invoices.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we hope to see you soon!

Song Credit: For the First Time in Forever - Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel Frozen Soundtrack Copyright Disney

Update - April 23, 2020 - White City Council Donates Personal Remuneration to Support Local Businesses

At the April 20th Regular Council Meeting, council made a unanimous decision to donate $3,000 of their personal remuneration to purchase gift cards for local businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic.

Here's how we plan to give just a little bit of support:
👉 purchasing gift cards from local White City and Emerald Park businesses who have seen a significant impact due to COVID-19
👉 holding online contests to give away those gift cards to our local businesses
👉 highlighting local businesses on our social media channels

Are you a local business that's interested in participating? Reach out to us at , town administration will be reaching out to qualifying businesses on a first-come-first-serve basis.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

Update - April 22, 2020 - Municipal Property Tax Discounts and Deadlines Extended

At the April 20, 2020, Regular Council Meeting, council introduced a bylaw to extend Municipal Property Tax Discounts and Deadline to help residents during COVID-19.

For the 2020 Tax Year, the municipal property tax deadline has been extended to December 31, 2020.

Additionally, the following discounts apply (to the municipal portion of taxes only):
Payments received in July - 15% discount
Payments received in August - 14% discount
Payments received in September - 13% discount
Payments received in October - 11% discount
Payments received in November - 9% discount
Payments received in December - 0% discount or penalty

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

Update - April 16, 2020 - Covid Relief Measure for Residents

Measures Mayor Bruce Evans announced last week to help Town of White City residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

Update - April 7, 2020 - Mayor's Update

Update from Mayor Bruce Evans - April 7, 2020

Address from Mayor Evans - April 7, 2020


Update - April 3, 2020 - Council & Committee Meeting Location

TAKE NOTICE that due to the recent coronavirus pandemic until further notice the location of all regularly scheduled council and committee meetings has been changed from White City Council Chambers to a Zoom Virtual Meeting Room.

Meetings are available to the public.

The link to the virtual meeting location will be posted on each council agenda prior to the meeting and can be obtained at www.whitecity.civicweb.net.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

If you need assistance on accessing the virtual meeting room .

Updates on the location of meetings will be provided as the situation progresses.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates


Update - April 2, 2020 - May 2020 Event Cancellations

As part of actively assessing the current pandemic situation the town is formally cancelling the following events scheduled in May 2020:

Community Garage Sale
Community Pancake Breakfast
Council Community BBQ

We will keep residents update through our Website and Social Media Channels of any further developments.

These events were cancelled to encourage the continuation of social distancing and for the health and safety of residents and municipal staff. Like many of our residents we’re looking forward to when we can resume our events and programming – remember you’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates


Update - March 31, 2020 - Practicing Social Distancing in Parks & Pathways

It's up to each and every resident to do our part to limit the spread of coronavirus, that means practicing proper social distancing while enjoying our walking paths.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

For more information on what you can do to mitigate community-based spread, visit the Government of Canada Website.


Update - March 24, 2020 - Municipal Outdoor Recreation Facilities Closed

Update: Effective immediately, the town will also be closing all municipal outdoor recreation facilities. This includes:
- Double K Outdoor Recreation Facility
- Fernwood Tennis/Pickleball Courts
- Ball Diamonds (including Serbu Park, Ridgedale Park & Confederation Drive)
- Wheatland Sports Field
- Skate Park

The town is closing these facilities to discourage groups from congregating and to avoid participation in activities between groups or kids that includes the passing of sports balls or equipment that may result in transmission of the coronavirus.

We still encourage families to make use of walking paths and green spaces and practice social distancing, here are a few ideas to keep yourself and your kids active while remaining safe and healthy:

1. ParticipAction App- Download the app to challenge you and/or your kids to keep active.
2. Saskatchewan In Motion has many great resources to you with creating healthy happy active kids. How about Pajama Olympics! All the resources you need are available online. 
3. Draw/Painting a scene from nature
4. Start a Container Garden - Growing vegetables in containers can provide the best growing environment possible for your garden veggies without you having to relocate, amend the soil or cut down beautiful shade trees. There are lots of resources available online specific to Saskatchewan. 
5. Camp at home -who doesn’t love camping, especially when you still have access to your own shower. Why not capture some of that joy while you are at home. 

White City  COVID19 Response Updates


Update - March 24, 2020 - Municipal Play Grounds Closed

In an effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Town of White City will be closing all play structures on municipal land, effective immediately until further notice.

Play structures are high touch areas. In order to maintain effective social distancing we encourage parents and kids to use one of the many green spaces or walking paths in our community. Please remember, that if you are not from the same family proper social distancing means staying six-feet apart, for more info from the Saskatchewan Chief Medical Officer and Provincial Government check out this link: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/good-old-fashioned-saskatchewan-c…

Over the next few days the town will be putting up signage and barricades at municipal play structures. Thank you to residents who brought forward this concern.

White City  COVID19 Response Updates

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Town of White City - Address from Mayor Evans - March 20, 2020

Address from Mayor Evans - March 20, 2020

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Town of White City Response - March 16, 2020

Effective Tuesday March 17th, the Town of White City will be closing, and cancelling all events, at the White City Community Centre.  The town will contact any groups or individuals who have book the community centre as the situation progresses.

The town will also be closing the White City Town Office to public until further notice.  Residents who need to make payments at the town office are required to do so via online banking with your financial institution or by dropping a cheque in the mail slot at the town office. 

Public Works staff will still be performing essential duties to ensure that residents have access to essential municipal services, such as water and sewer services.

Interaction with town council and administration will be limited to phone and/or email.  If you have any questions or concerns please call 306-781-2355 or  to be directed to the appropriate party.

The town’s response efforts will be communicated to the public as more information becomes available and based on new information and guidance from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Unaffected Municipal Services

Fire Services

Medical Response Services

Water & Sewer Services

Emergency Water & Sewer Services

Waste & Recycling Collection Services

Town Maintenance Services

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