The Town of Indian Head

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To celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday, the Indian Head Community Development Committee has teamed up with the Museum to dive into the depths of their archives, searching through forgotten boxes and dusty shelves, to find the most interesting and unique artifacts from Indian Head’s past! Join the adventure by reading and make sure to visit the Museum to see the real thing!

As you enter the Indian Head Museum’s Agricultural Stations display about the Forestry Farm and the Experimental Farm, your eye lights on a beautiful old desk on which stands a portrait of “Angus MacKay – Superintendent 1888 – 1915.”

Two men left Pickering, Ontario for the North West in the spring of 1882, intent on establishing a farming company somewhere near the CPR railway then under construction. Angus MacKay and Eli Williamson brought a railway car full of agricultural equipment and household effects as far as St. Paul, Minnesota, before turning north on the line toward Winnipeg. Because of a record flood on the Red River that spring, they were delayed at Halleck, Minnesota. Halleck was the same place where Major William R. Bell had managed the large Kelso Farm. MacKay and Williamson were to get to know Major Bell later at Indian Head. Because of further flooding delays, it was not until June 15 that the two men arrived at Indian Head, where they were soon joined by Edward Boone and Robert Miller, their other two partners in the MacKay Farming Company. The four partners farmed their lands in cooperation until they dissolved the company in 1887, when each of MacKay’s partners took his own share of the land to farm on his own.

But Angus MacKay made a different choice. In 1886, the Experimental Farms Act had been passed. In addition to a Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, the new director, Dr. William Saunders, had to choose where to locate four regional Experimental Farms and met MacKay in Indian Head in December, 1886. MacKay was invited to Ottawa in the summer of 1887 and, that fall, accompanied Dr. Saunders on a tour of the North West to choose the site for the territorial Experimental Farm.  Once Indian Head was chosen, Saunders appointed MacKay as superintendent and an official announcement was made at an oyster supper at Indian Head’s Commercial Hotel in February, 1888. MacKay continued as superintendent for the next 26 years, finally retiring in 1913 at the age of 73. He was sometimes called the “Grand Old Man of Saskatchewan.”

Angus MacKay was born in Pickering, Ontario, on January 3, 1840. He grew up on the family farm and took it over when his father passed away. He married Elizabeth Gunn and they had four children – Donald, Edith, Robert and Agnes. While living a very busy professional life, MacKay was also an active member of the Indian Head community and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. He lived in Indian Head until his death on June 10, 1931 at the age of 91. He was buried in the Indian Head Cemetery.

The influence and accomplishments of Angus MacKay went far beyond the town he lived in for 49 years. The impact of the agricultural demonstrations and testing conducted at the Experimental Farm was felt throughout the prairies. MacKay oversaw the introduction and testing of fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs, field crops and all manner of livestock and poultry.

The raising and distribution of trees for shelter on the prairies was initiated by Angus MacKay and soon the demand for seedlings was so large that a separate station – the Forestry Farm – was created to supply it. MacKay’s name was also associated with the testing and introduction of Marquis wheat. This variety was first developed by Dr. Saunders in 1892. The Red Fife wheat that farmers were trying to grow usually froze because it did not ripen fast enough for the short prairie season. When Marquis became available, wheat production suddenly became feasible and profitable on the prairies. Because of his great lifetime contributions to the development of agriculture on the prairies, Angus MacKay, at the age of 82, received his doctorate, conferred on him by the University of Saskatchewan in 1922. Doctor Angus MacKay’s desk helps us remember his contributions and the many contributions to western agriculture by the Indian Head Experimental Farm. 

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What is an Age Friendly Community?

  • An Age Friendly Community is one that provides support in a number of areas, such as housing , transportation, and social inclusion for all members of our community.

An Age Friendly Committee that will include representation for all ages is currently working to organize a steering voice to improve access for everyone. This committee should include daycares, schools, businesses, organizations, churches, and seniors . If you would like to be represented and have input on this, please call Gwen Johner at 306-695-2654.

We would like to think that our community is already inclusive for all ages, but we want to know what the gaps and strengths are.

Help us by filling out a questionnaire linked below. Homeowners will receive the paper questionnaire in their water bills, others will be distributed. Please click the link below for the online survey. If you do not receive one and are willing to help by filling one out, extras will be available at the town office .Based on the data from this questionnaire, areas that need to be looked at more closely will be dealt with. These may include our  infrastructure, schools, events or activities , health, employment or getting the word out in a much better way. Hopefully outcomes such as intergenerational events or programs will also happen.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgefriendlyIndianHead

We encourage you to complete the survey. Your input will be valuable for the future quality of life that we enjoy in Indian Head. Your participation is voluntary. Your comments most welcome. We hope to make our community inclusive and safe for all ages and abilities.

Thank you!

  • Please complete the survey before April 18th 

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To celebrate Canada’s 150 Birthday, the Indian Head Community Development Committee has teamed up with the Museum to dive into the depths of their archives, searching through forgotten boxes and dusty shelves, to find the most interesting and unique artifacts from Indian Head’s past! Join the adventure by reading and make sure to visit the Museum to see the real thing! 

A small but elegant brown chair has been in Indian Head for 132 years, brought here in 1885 by resident Joseph Glenn. Glenn had arrived in 1882 and started a feed and livery stable, hauling goods and delivering mail to local settlers.

In 1885, 25-year-old Glenn, like many young men of the Indian Head area, volunteered to assist General Middleton’s forces by freighting, scouting or other jobs. Joseph Glenn was a dispatch rider and escorted reporters that accompanied Middleton’s troops.

After battling Gabriel Dumont and his Métis forces at Fish Creek, General Middleton moved his army north toward Batoche. Arriving at Gabriel’s Crossing, Middleton ordered his troops to burn Dumont’s house and buildings. While doing this, some men took souvenirs. Joseph Glenn got this chair which, many years later, his daughter-in-law donated to the museum.

Gabriel Dumont, born in 1837, was a skilled buffalo hunter with a forceful personality. He was a great horseman with deadly aim, able to load and fire his gun at a full gallop. He had learned well from his father, Isidore, and his father-in-law, Jean-Baptiste Wilkie, the “great war chief” of the Métis buffalo hunt in the mid-1800s. Gabriel Dumont later became the general of the hunt.

In 1872, as the bison herds dwindled, Gabriel and his wife, Madeleine, built a log house beside the South Saskatchewan River, where Gabriel operated a ferry. Gabriel’s Crossing was near the present highway bridge east of Rosthern – now called Gabriel’s Bridge. The Dumonts soon added a store and other buildings. They also farmed there, while Gabriel Dumont continued to lead periodic buffalo hunts. When people said “Gabriel”, everyone knew who they meant.

In 1884, the Métis community felt threatened by the influx of white settlers. Their petitions to Ottawa, asking clarification of their property rights, went unanswered. Gabriel and three companions  went to Montana to fetch Louis Riel. As their petitions finally turned into armed confrontation, Gabriel stood by Riel, and led the Métis volunteers in battle at Duck Lake, Fish Creek and Batoche. Afterwards, Gabriel and Madeleine fled to Montana, where Madeleine contracted tuberculosis and died in early 1886.  Soon after, Gabriel joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and spent three months in Philadelphia, New York and other eastern US venues.

In 1893, Gabriel returned to the South Saskatchewan and built a small cabin near Batoche. He died suddenly of a heart attack on May 19, 1906. His gravestone overlooks the South Saskatchewan River in the Batoche cemetery.

The chair at the museum evokes the everyday life of the Dumonts and their neighbours.  The Dumonts’ house was the social hub of the Métis community at Gabriel’s Crossing. We can imagine a young woman sitting on it, as she waits for the next jig; or Madeleine Dumont dozing on it by the fire while Gabriel ferries a late traveller across the river; or Gabriel playing cards with neighbours on a winter evening. The chair helps us to understand something of the history of the Métis people of Saskatchewan.

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Thank you to the community organizations who applied for Sask Lotteries funding this year! The application window has closed. 

Click here for the Final Report form.

Please note, the Final Report form and corresponding receipts are due no later than December 10, 2017 to allow proper processing before our fiscal year end. If the necessary documentation is not completed and handed in to the Town Office, the Community Development Committee may reallocate your portion to other organizations in need of funding.

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Euphemia (Riddick) Dixon’s painting hangs prominently on the second floor of the museum beside that of her husband, William Dixon.  She and William and their three children arrived at Indian Head in 1882, part of the rush to take up farmland as the CPR was being pushed through this area. She was a strong pioneer woman who was an inspiration to all who knew her – having gone through trials, tribulations and triumphs that we can only marvel at.

Euphemia Riddick was born in Scotland in 1832 and came to London, Ontario as a young woman. There she met a young farmer, William Dixon, another Scot, and they were married in 1860. By 1871, they were living near London with a family of four, a daughter and three sons. Their family continued to grow, with six more children born to them. Then tragedy struck them as a wave of Black Diphtheria claimed the lives of six of their ten children, leaving them only with Margaret, Alexander (Ike), Annie and Fred.

Leaving their Ontario farm behind, Euphemia and Wiliam and their three youngest children followed their recently married eldest daughter, Margaret and her husband, James Conn, to Winnipeg and overwintered there in the winter of 1881-1882. In the spring of 1882, they proceeded further west, going by train as far as the end of the line just west of Brandon and completing the trip by Red River cart. Margaret and James followed the next year.

At first, they stayed in the new settlement that was to become the town of Indian Head. At that time, it consisted of few buildings – Robert Crawford’s store being in a tent. Euphemia ran a boarding house in the town, until they and their son, Ike, separately filed for homesteads north of Indian Head in 1883. Once this was done, the Dixons settled in the Wide Awake District.

Euphemia made sure that their newly constructed log house became the centre of the community, the latch string always being on the outside of the door. Her home became the district’s Methodist church and they used a large log granary as the first school in the area. Their home was always a welcome haven for neighbours, passing clergy and other visitors. Euphemia was the district’s midwife – perhaps the reason she was called “Mother Dixon”.

Murray Brooks, son of Edwin and Nellie Brooks, told of the birth of his younger sister Mary, who “chose to arrive on the scene during a terrific blizzard … well under forty below.” When his father set off with the horse and cutter to get the doctor, “… it got so bad he couldn’t face it. He turned off to get ‘Mother Dixon’, the grand old lady who had already been with Mother when three previous children had been born … he made the two miles safely and, having packed Mrs. Dixon into the sleigh, started back for home. He was now facing the blizzard and it was too much for him, but he felt he must somehow press on. After going only a short distance, he realized they were lost. The storm was terrific and howling about them like a pack of wolves. He foresaw the prospect of spending a night out there in the snow and perhaps being frozen to death. His hands became too numb to hold the reins and the horses were plunging this way and that. Finally, he gave up, buried himself in the robes with Mrs. Dixon and left the horses to their own desires. Meanwhile, Mother … after what seemed like hours, heard sleigh bells and looked out to see the cutter pull into the yard, but with no one in sight. Robbie hustled into his wraps, rushed out and snatched off the robes to find Mrs. Dixon and Father huddled together underneath, very numb, but having suffered no serious harm. Soon after … a baby girl was born.” Mrs. Dixon later boasted that she had “never lost a baby or a mother.”

In 1903, the Dixons built a new house in town and moved there and Euphemia was deeply involved in all activities relating to the Methodist Church. She was also dedicated to the work of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, which she had joined while still a 10-year-old girl in Scotland and was known throughout Saskatchewan.

In her later years, she was lovingly called “Grandma Dixon”. Grandma Dixon died September 7, 1918 and was buried in the Indian Head Cemetery. The large painting in the Indian Head Museum is an important reminder of her life and helps us to reflect on the lives of the early settlers that came to the Indian Head district in the early 1880s.

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This article is one in a series of articles written by the Indian Head Museum Society to commemorate Canada 150.

Town Page Highlights:

- Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program- Application deadline approaching

- Indian Head Open House- Deadline to register approaching

- Sunbeam Lodge Seek Directors

-Mini Bus Service-details here:  http://www.townofindianhead.com/current-news/235-indian-head-mini-bus-service.html 

-Upcoming Events

-Pool Staff Job Opportunities- details here: http://www.townofindianhead.com/current-news/234-job-posting-pool-manager-head-guard-swim-instructors-lifeguards-2.html

Click here for the full Town Page

Transportation is provided to residents above the age of 55 with special transportation needs, within town limits. The “Mini Bus” is available Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays and the first Wednesday of every month. The Bus does not run on public holidays. Pick-ups start at 1:00 p.m. and the last pick-up time to take you home is 4:00 p.m. To book a pick-up time call the Town Office at 695-3344 before 11:00 a.m. on the day you would like to be picked up. The cost is $1.00 each way. Individuals with mobility impairments MUST be accompanied by a care provider. 

To be a Volunteer Driver you will require a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence. Please contact the Town Office if you are interested in becoming a Driver!

Town Office- 695-3344 

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Strange Happenings at the Museum by Linda Kort

I am in the Indian Head museum, lying on the floor looking up at the bookcase. My head feels like a thunderstorm.  I sit up and see the ladder lying here. Now I remember.  I was just about to climb up and dust the top shelf when the ladder toppled over. What is this on my forehead? Wow! What a goose-egg!

I pick up a book from the floor. “Recollections of an Assiniboine Chief” by Dan Kennedy (Ochankugahe). Vividly, the vision comes to me; the old man in a white shirt, telling stories of his Nakota people. Had it been a dream?  The book opens.  A piece of paper falls out; on it a portrait of man in traditional native dress and the words “Big Darkness - The Aristocrat of the Assiniboines”.

“Big Darkness is one of four of my uncles – tall, distinguished-looking, an orator and master of the universal sign language of the Plains Indians. His portrait in oils graces the legislative halls of Canada.”

I look around. It was not a dream. He really is here.

“The Assiniboines made the long trek to this area from Cypress hills when I was 9. We arrived here in June 1882 to take possession of the reserve allocated to us by virtue of our Treaty. At that time the reserve was twelve miles wide (north and south) and eighteen miles long (east and west). ‘Win-cha-pa-ghen’ or Skull Mountainettes, was the original name of the locale. In the forties of the last century it was the scene of two epidemics of smallpox, when large tribes of Crees were literally wiped out; hence the name Skull Mountainettes. These hills were littered with skulls when we arrived here in 1882. Originally the reserve was surveyed and allocated to three bands under Chief ‘Chu-wikuaka Eyaku’ – Took the Coat; Chief ‘Tee-pee Hanske’ – Long Lodge; and Chief ‘Mangh-pee-ya Owate-Hokshi’ – Flash in the Sky Boy. Chief Flash in the Sky Boy was better known by his nickname of Chief Piapot. Chief Piapot and his band arrived here in 1883, a year after us. The Piapot band was half Assiniboine and half Cree. They spoke the bilingual tongue fluently. The Piapot Indians numbered 311 souls when they arrived here in 1883, but 130 of them died from malnutrition in the winter of 1883-84. It was a tragic story, and in August of 1884 Piapot moved with his tribe to the site of their present reserve, twenty-five miles northeast of Regina on the south side of the Qu’appelle Valley. After Piapot left our reserve was re-surveyed, leaving us with only seventy-two sections, although there were three seventy-two-section parcels in the original reserve, one for each of the three bands. ‘Che-gha-kin’ Packs the Kettle, succeeded to the Chiefship when his brother, Chief Took the Coat, died a few years before the arrival of the French immigrants, who settled two miles within the original southern boundary of our reserve. Chief Packs the Kettle, or Carry the Kettle died on February 17, 1923.”

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This article is one in a series of articles written by the Indian Head Museum Society to commemorate Canada 150.

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Strange Happenings in the Museum by Linda Kort

I’m in the museum; our Indian Head Museum. A thick layer of dust lies over everything like a fresh powdering of snow. I am determined to vanquish it. Up the ladder I go, cleaning cloth in hand; up to the top of the bookshelf. Suddenly the ladder topples, books fly everywhere, I fall WHUMP on my back. A book hits me right on the forehead. I see stars then blackness.

When I come to, it’s to the sound of a man’s voice. “Amba waste.”

With effort I pry open my eyes to see the dark wrinkled face of an old man dressed in a white shirt with sleeves rolled up. “Amba waste” he says again.

“Huh?”

“Amba waste. Good day.  Can’t you understand Nakota? I am Ochankugahe.”

“Wah? Oaken gooka hay?

“Ochankugahe.”

“O-chan-ku-ga-he.”

“Aye hey. This book hit you on the forehead.” He holds up a book. “You have a nice goose egg where it hit.”

I look at the book. “Recollections of an Assiniboine Chief by Dan Kennedy (Ochankugahe).  Hey! That’s you. You wrote it?”

“Yes. Terrible title! I was never chief. I wrote it but someone else put the title on it.” He replied with distain. “It is an important book to read. Even though I was not yet born when my people were massacred at Cypress Hills, one survivor, Eashappie told me the story and that is in the book. There are a lot of stories here. Would you like me to read to you from it?” 

I nod.…….            (to be continued next week)

The book Recollections of an Assiniboine Chief” is in the Indian Head Museum.

Ochankugahe was born a year after the Cypress Hills Massacre.

-9 years old when his band was forced to leave Cypress Hills and move to Skull Mountainettes

- 12 years old when taken to residential school in Lebret

-19 years old when he graduated from St. Boniface College

-24 when he began work as Band office clerk under Mr. Aspdin, Indian Agent for Carry the Kettle band

-25 years when he married Olympe Milton

-40 years when the First World War broke out

-65 years when the Second World War broke out

-98 years when he died in 1978

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This article is a series of articles written by the Indian Head Museum Society to commemorate Canada150.

 

The Town of Indian Head is now accepting applications for Pool Manager, Head Guard, Swim Instructors and Lifeguards. Please see the links for more details. The deadline to apply is March 27th, 2017.

Click here for Pool Manager & Head Lifeguard job positings

Click here for Lifeguard & Instructor job postings

Nominate a local volunteer, business or not-for-profit organization for national recognition, the deadline to nominate someone is February 3, 2017.

Canada's Volunteer Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers, businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the well-being of people and communities.

The Government of Canada recognizes the valuable efforts of volunteers who give their time so generously to enhance the quality of life of their fellow Canadians.

Nominations can be submitted online, or by downloading the paper copy available on the same page linked below.

https://www28.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca/inet-inet/pmva-ppmb/40/index-eng.do 

 

Click here for the 2017 Community Grant Program for Sport, Cluture & Recreation Application Form

Please ensure the first two pages of the application are returned to the Town Office before the February 24, 2017 Deadline.

Click here for the 2017

Please contact Community Development with any questions. Hard copies of the application are available in the Town Office.

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Declaration of Results from the 2016 Indian Head Municipal Election:

Declaration of Results- Mayor

Declaration of Results- Council 

Election Day is Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The polling station will be held in Memorial Hall. Polls will be open from 9:00am-8:00pm.

Advance polls will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Memorial Hall from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

In order to vote in the municipal election you must be: 

-        at least 18 years old on Election Day;

-        a Canadian citizen;

-        a resident of Saskatchewan for at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day; and either;

-        a) a resident of the municipality for at least 3 consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election: or;

-        b) an owner of assessable land for at least 3 consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election.

To demonstrate this, you must provide photo identification that states your street address (ie. 421 Grand Avenue), such as the new Saskatchewan Drivers Licence. If you do not have photo identification, you can bring two other forms of identification and a utility bill that contains a street address. Please note that a box number is not acceptable  as it does not prove that you live in Indian Head.

A Meet the Candidates evening has been set for Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm at the Heritage Club, 505 Otterloo Street.

Meet Your Candidates

Mayoral Candidates

Steven Cole

Steven was born, raised and has lived in Indian Head for what will soon be 50 years. He has been on council for 11 years and takes great pride in this town. Steven and his wife Dianna own and operate the Sunshine Motel and Sunshine Mobile Home Park. He has sat on multiple town boards and committees while on council, in addition to being a scout leader for many years and a member of the Broncs’ parent association since it was created in 2012. He is community minded and passionate about small town living and all that it represents. 

Personal statement: I believe in the heart and soul of this great community and all that it has to offer.  I would like to see us continue to move forward while keeping it an affordable place to live.  I take great pride in calling Indian Head my home.

Sherry Karpa

Sherry has been active in our community since moving here in 1998. Elected to town council in 2009 and then 2012 became the first female Mayor of Indian Head.  Working together to create events for all the community to enjoy and help start the downtown restoration committee which aided us in receiving the Mainstreet Program is a passion. Growth, diversity and prosperity of our community during her term as Mayor and as she volunteers her time on various committees is a high importance. Sherry and her husband have three children and for 13 years has owned Sherry's on Grand. Sherry believes in building strong relationships with all levels of government and our local RM to engage the community. The community of Indian Head is truly becoming the greatest progressive prairie town.

Personal Statement: The residents have taken ownership of their community and the possibilities are endless. From bringing greetings, to walking in the parades handing out candy, dressing up as Mrs. Clause, to sitting around boardroom tables at all levels of government, I am extremely proud to say I am from Indian Head and that we are growing and celebrating our successes. There will always be more to do whether it's dealing with infrastructure, taxes, healthcare or bringing greetings, being the Mayor and working as a team is a duty I take seriously, and will continue to do if re-elected for my second term. Thank you Indian Head it’s been my honour to serve you.

Town Councillor Candidates

Ron Braithwaite

Ron has been a member of council for the Town of Indian Head since first being elected in October of 1991. He has seen many changes and challenges over this period of time and has been very pleased to have worked with a great number of individuals on council over the years. He and his wife Donna have lived and worked in this community since they were married in 1967. Ron has held a variety of different positions over the years in the retail sales area and operated his own business for the last few years in yard maintenance. He has served on many different committees and at present on the Museum and Sunbeam Lodge boards as a representative of the Town Council.

Personal Statement: At this time I would like to congratulate the other individuals that are willing to let their name stand in the upcoming civic election on Oct 26th. Thank you for taking an interest in your community and showing you want to be a part of this great town and surrounding area. If I am fortunate enough to be re elected on Oct 26th I will do to the best of my ability to make this a growing and thriving community to live and work in and raise your families.

Lisa Craigie

Lisa was born and raised in Indian Head. Remaining to call Indian Head home, Lisa and husband Bob have raised their children, JR and Amanda here. Lisa has been actively involved in the community throughout the years serving on numerous organizations and committees. She is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer of the Indian Head Cemetery Committee and is a member of the Indian Head Curling Club. Alongside Bob and JR, Lisa is involved in the operation of a farm in the RM of Indian Head, of which a portion is a century family farm. She is employed as part of the team at Indian Head Chrysler as the Comptroller.

Personal Statement:  In the past, I have served the community to the best of my ability to make it a better place to live, play and work. I will continue this motto into the future as an ambassador in any capacity of the great place for those of us that call Indian Head home.

Ben Friesen

Ben has been a lifelong resident of Indian Head and one of the town’s most positive promoters.  Ben’s parents, Pinky and Harry came to town in the 1940’s to start Clip and Curl Beauty Salon and decided that Indian Head was the place to be! Ben took over the business in 1983 and this year the salon is celebrating 70 years of continuous service.  Ben and his wife Terrea raised both their children, Sara and Troy in town and Terrea worked as a speech-language pathologist within the local school division.  Sara and her husband Eric along with one year old Henrik decided to make Indian Head their home due to the beauty, safety as well as the many assets our town has to offer.

Personal statement: I am proud to call Indian Head my home; a wonderful place to live, work and play.  During my term with town council we have worked diligently to improve the town’s infrastructure, operations and appearance so that our town is continuing to grow and develop.  Given the opportunity by the residents of Indian Head I will continue to work hard on your behalf to represent you.

Kris Jensen

Since moving here twelve years ago, Kris has volunteered to coach soccer, referee soccer games, worked at fundraising events for the Spray Park, and provided labour when it was needed.  Kris has planted flowers for Communities in Bloom and he has volunteered for Parade Day for the past five years.  In the last two years, He has been a full time member of the Community Development Committee.

Personal statement: I love this town. Robyn and I were entranced with the beauty of Indian Head the first time we drove here to look around. We knew we needed to be a part of this community. In the future, I would love to say I’m from the City of Indian Head.  We should not be content to be “just a small town”.  We should be striving to be more!

Gwen Johner

Gwen Johner has lived in Indian Head for the past 38 years.  She came to this community as a teacher, and retired after 34 years from Indian Head Elementary School. She and her husband, Andrew, (a volunteer fireman) raised their daughter Victoria here. Over the years she has been very involved as a volunteer in many and varied capacities. She has served on boards and organizations, her church and various town committees. Currently, she has completed her first term as Councillor, she also sits on Indian Head CDC. She and Andrew chair Indian Head EMO. She has been the Chairperson of Communities in Bloom since 2006.

Personal statement: I have learned so much in the last four years! Indian Head is a community rich in history and future possibilities.  I am extremely proud of our community. I believe our best resource is our residents. I will be pleased to represent you as Councillor. Maintaining services and the wonderful quality of life we enjoy here is important. I will do my best to keep moving our community forward: keeping tourism, business and environment as a focus. Thank you for your friendship and support!

Melissa Moses

Melissa came to Indian Head in 2006 as a Nursing student and fell in love with the people and beauty of this town. In 2008, she moved to Indian Head with her husband Byron, and their eldest child, Gillian. Since then, her family has grown by two more children Brynn and Calvin. She is currently the district representative for Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, and has also served as the local union president. She has been involved in Girl Guides as a member of the executive, and the local skating club as both a member of the executive and the president. Her time is also spent volunteering for the many activities that her three children are involved in. Melissa is proud to call Indian Head her home.

Personal Statement: I moved to Indian Head because I love living and raising my children in a small town. I want to advocate for an active, healthy, and a safe community for all citizens.

Armand Palmer

Armand Palmer has lived in Indian Head for 37 years.  He and his wife Charity are raising their 3 children and have always spoken highly of our town.  Armand has also been a part of the Volunteer Fire Department since 2004, and owns a Tree Removal, Insulation and Portable Welding business in Indian Head.

Personal Statement: I’ve had the pleasure of watching this town grow over the last 37 years and would like to see it continue.  The people in this community have always been very friendly.  I enjoy being able to raise my children in the safety of this town and have always spoken highly of the place we live in.

Chris Simpson 

Chris has always had roots in Indian Head; his grandparents were established farmers in the area until Chris’s parents relocated and took over the family farm when he was 10 years old.  Chris, along with his wife Crystal, are proud to call Indian Head home and have chose to raise their three sons, Tyson, Jesse and Kasey, here as well.  Chris has been involved with the Cubs/Beavers/Scouts parent committee in the past and for the last 14 years he has been active with the Indian Head Eagles Soccer Club as both a coach and coordinator.

Personal Statement: I am extremely proud to live in Indian Head and speak highly of the community and what it has to offer whenever I have the chance.  If given the opportunity, I look forward to working with, and for, the people of Indian Head.

Rod Vance

Rod & his family relocated to the community from Calgary a decade ago. His first term on Council was a busy one. Rod was instrumental in many initiatives including Rick Hanson day, Parade Day developing into the event that it is today and serving as chair of the Main Street Revitalization committee. In that term he earned the respect of his fellow Councillors and the community. He currently sits as the Chair of Community Development, and the Skate Park Committee. Rod is the owner of Rod Vance Construction running a crew of 18 men. He specializes in General contracting commercial projects. Rod has been married for 25 years to his lovely wife Natalie and has two kids, Alisa, 20 and Simon 15.   

Personal Statement: Thank you Indian Head for the privilege to serve you my friends.  I have been extremely active in the volunteer community for the last eight years. I don’t think it is in doubt that I will work hard to serve you in the best ways possible. Once elected, I will challenge items that should be, and promote initiatives that are important to you. I, as always, will put the communities’ interests ahead of my own. I will continue my daily efforts to make Indian Head the place to be to do business, raise a family, feel safe and retire. I ask for your support in this election to allow me to be your voice at the Council table.

Due to the wet conditions the Landfill was forced to close this weekend. The Free Landfill Weekend will be rescheduled for the October 1st and 2nd weekend. 

Next weekend there will be no charge at the landfill for Indian Head residential loads. The Town hopes this will aid resident’s efforts to clean up their homes and yards. Please note: commercial users and demolition loads do not qualify for free landfill weekend. Demolition material will be determined by landfill staff upon entry and includes things such as shingles, drywall, insulation, 2x4’s or any other construction material (whether it’s new or old). If there is inclement weather please check the Town’s Facebook or call Mickey at 695-3757 to ensure the landfill is open. As always, please be sure to sort your loads and deposit them into the appropriate areas.

 

As part of our Dutch Elm Disease management strategy, the Town of Indian Head will be contracting Green Drop Tree Care to basal spray targeted American Elm trees in town. This procedure will continute through to early October.

Click here to view the full notice

The Town of Indian Head invites applications for the position of part-time administrative assistant. The part-time administrative assistant will be required to work 14 hours per week – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and will also be asked to fill in when needed to cover sick leave and holidays of other staff within the Town Office. Please see the posting below for more information.

Part-Time Administrative Assistant Job Opportunity

The Harvest Hoedown committee is looking for partner organizations to assist with providing volunteers for the set-up/ day off and clean up of the annual Harvest Hoedown Craft/Tradeshow.  In exchange for this support the profits from the show will be donated to your organization. Please see the link for more information and the application.

Community Organization Partner Application

The Town of Indian Head invites Requests for Proposals to provide caretaking and security services for the lobby, dressing rooms and mezzanine of the A.J.M. Davies Arena for the 2016/2017 season. Please visit the link below for more information or by contacting COmmunity Development at 695-2742.

2016/17 Arena Caretaker RFP

Stop by the Town Office to pick up free phone books for our district! 

 

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Green Drop Tree Care has been hired by the Town to inspect all American Elm Trees (roughly 1200 trees) for Dutch Elm Disease. They will be in town over next few days conducting inspections. This effort is made to reduce and prevent the spread of Dutch Elm Disease in town. Thank you for  your attention.

After a lot of work behind the scenes, we are happy to announce the Indian Head Swimming Pool will be open this Sunday, June 5th at 5:45 pm!

Please note due to staff availability the pool will be closed to the public June 8th, 10th, 11th and 13th.We apologize for any inconvenience.

Take a walk by the pool this Sunday morning if you'd like to see what our Lifeguards prepare for. An intensive rescue training session is planned to familiarize our staff with facility procedures and equipment. As noted, the pool will be closed to the public during this time. 

Please also note there will not be a swimming lesson registration night this year. Instead there will be session registration deadlines outlined in the pool guide linked below. Instructors will accommodate additional classes depending on demand. Lesson registration can only been done at the pool during regular hours. Thank you!

http://www.townofindianhead.com/images/stories/PDF_files/2016-Content/2016PoolGuideV3.pdf

Town Council met last night and discussed the large clusters of caterpillar larvae nesting and feeding in trees throughout town. After consultation with the Ministry of Environment we have learned there are a high number of Tent Caterpillars all across Saskatchewan. We have been told by the Ministry of Environment the caterpillars will not kill the trees they nest in. The caterpillars eat the leaves until they cocoon in mid-June, the Ministry of Environment indicated trees affected usually re-leaf once the caterpillars become moths. The Ministry of Environment does not recommend the Town use a spray as these pests are more of a nuisance than a tree killer, the negative effects of many chemical pesticides outweighs the benefits of killing the caterpillars.

Homeowners wishing to spray fruit trees, young ornamentals trees and shrubs should make sure they thoroughly read the instructions of any product they use. Please remember that sprayers that have been previously used for weed control should not be used for spraying insects. We are told the recommended product is Safers BTK.

Click here for more information on Tent Caterpillars 

Emterra is out working on collection, but will be unable to complete the scheduled pickup for recycling loads East of Grand May 17th. They will return May 18th with two trucks to finish collection and the other side of town. Thank you for your understanding and your continued efforts to recycle!

The Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory has been lifted. Thank you for your patience during this process!

The break in the water line was completed Sunday morning, the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is now in place. Please see the link for more information on the PDWA. As soon as we receive consecutive water tests back from the Ministry of Environment we will notify residents.  Thank you for your patience! 

PDWA Information 

Late Tuesday evening a water break was discovered on a service off the main water line that feeds the entire town. A town-wide water shutoff will be required to repair this leak. The scheduled shutoff and work is set for Sunday, May 8th at 7:00 am Public Works will get this done as quickly as possible.

During this time all residents and businesses may notice low pressure with the presence of residual water in the lines. The longer the repair takes, the greater the chance exists there will be a complete water service disruption. Residents and businesses are asked to conserve water as much as possible to ensure the town’s emergency services are capable to respond.

Following this repair there will be a town-wide Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory that will remain in effect until we recieve consecutive water test results from the Ministry of Environment. Before the water service is shut off to town we recommended filling jugs for drinking, cooking and hygiene. See the link below for more information. 

Updates will come through social media, the website, notices around town and by mail drop. If you have a flyer restriction at the Post Office you will not receive the physical notice. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience. We very much appreciate your assistance spreading the word!

This break is unrelated to the line flushing operations carried out in town this week. Until this repair is fixed these operations have been suspended.

Click here for PDWA information 

Public Works will be starting water line flushing procedures on May 2nd and continuing throughout the week. Tap water may appear discoloured due to disturbed sediment, this discolouration will dissipate over time. Although the water is safe to consume, residents may want to hold off on laundry until the sediment is flushed. We appreciate your understanding!

 
 

Town Page Highlights:

-Local Volunteer Organizations Need Your Help

-All Terrain Vehicles in Town

-Yard Waste, Garbage & Burning

-Bylaw Enfocrement 

Click here for April's Town Page

Emterra will be moving the recyling collection for residents East of Grand to Thursday, April 21st from the scheduled April19th pickup. Residents on and West of Grand will have their recycling collected April 20th as scheduled. The Town of Indian Head appreciates resident's commitment to the recycling program and apologize for the confusion.

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The Town of Indian Head is now accepting applications for Pool Manager, Head Guard, Swim Instructors and Lifeguards. Please see the links for more details. The deadline to apply is May 5th, 2016.

Pool Manager/ Head Guard

Instructors/ Lifeguards

The biggest event of the summer just got bigger...

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Saturday June 25

-Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast

-Mainstreet Parade, to enter send a description to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-Family Activities

-Street Dance feat. Rob McLane & Against the Grain

-Jess Moskaluke Fundraiser Concert Click here to purchase tickets online or in person at Dragan's Drugs in Indian Head. Phone (306) 660-7705 for details 

Sunday June 26

-Flatland Cruisers 10th Annual Show & Shine- Click here for more information  $10 to enter a vehicle, free to the viewing public

-Bell Barn Horse Fair- Click here for more information  $10 per person 13 year of age and up, 12 years old and under are free

Click here to acces February 2016 Town Page

Highlights Include:

-Volunteer Organizations Need Your Help; for a full list plese see visit our Groups & Organizations tab here

-Parking on Corners

-Town Communication Plan

-Online Banking Support

-Winter Festval Details

Public Works was able to complete the repair to the main water line Sunday morning without complication. We appreciate their efficiency and Resident’s understanding as this work was completed.

We have just received notice to lift the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory. Although this was an exceptionally quick turnaround, we truly appreciate Resident's patience during this process!

Public Works was able to complete the repair to the main water line without complication. We appreciate their efficiency and Resident’s understanding as this work was completed.

Please note, the Town is now under a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory and will remain under this advisory until testing is completed and notice is provided. Updates will appear online and through social media accompanied by a mail drop and a change to the message board in front of the Town Office. We appreciate your patience as we wait for consecutive test results! Please see the attached document below for more information on the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory.

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Information 

The Town has detected another leak on the main water line that feeds the entire town, a scheduled town wide water shut off is needed to complete the repair. If all goes as planned there is a chance residents may not experience a disruption of service. However, the longer the repair takes the greater the chance residents will experience low pressure or a disruption of water service. This scheduled water shut off will be Sunday, February 7th at 8:00 a.m. The estimated duration for the repair is 1 to 2 hours if all goes well. A precautionary drinking water advisory will be in place once the work is completed. There will be a precautionary drinking water advisory in place one the repairs are completed. We will keep you updated as this work progresses through social media, the Town Website, notices around town and by mail drop. Please see the link below for full details.

Public Notice & PDWA Information Page

Follow the link to the 2016 Community Grant Program for Sport, Cluture & Recreation Application Form

Please ensure the first two pages of the application are returned to the Town Office before the February 26, 2016 Deadline.

Feel free to download this fillable Final Report Form

Please contact Community Development with any questions. Hard copies of the application is available in the Town Office.

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The Precautionary Drinking water Advisory has been lifted, after clean test results came back from the Water Security Agency. Thank you for your patience during this process! 

Public Works was able to complete the repair in record time Sunday morning. Because there was still water in the line between the repair and town, some residents may not have even noticed the disruption of service. This repair could not have gone better! We appreciate the public’s understanding as this work was carried out.

Please note we are under a Precautionary Drinking water Advisory, and will be until we receive lab results. Once the Advisory is  lifted we will communicate this change through facebook, Twitter, a mail drop, the letter board in front of the Town Office and a follow-up article on the website. Please note if you have requested a flyer restriction at the Post Office you will not receive a paper notice.

For more information on the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory click here

The Town has detected a leak on the main water line that feeds the entire town, a scheduled town wide water shut off is needed to complete the repair. The scheduled water shut off will be Sunday November 22, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. The estimated time of repair is 2 to 3 hours. There will be a precautionary drinking water advisory in place one the repairs are completed. We will keep you updated as this work progresses through social media, the Town Website, notices around town and by mail drop. Please see the link below for full details.

Click here for full details

November 11th, 2015 the Town Office will be closed to observe the holiday.

Wednesday garbage collection will be pushed to Thursday. 

The Landfill will be open from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Join the Royal Canadian Legion at Memorial Hall at 10:45 am for their Remembrance Day service.

We are thrilled to announce Indian Head was selected as the winner for communities with a population ranging from 1,001 to 4,500 on a national scale! Our Communities in Bloom organization, hard working volunteers, and proud residents all worked hard to keep our Town beautiful and welcoming. We are so proud of the accomplishment!

This was our first National win, and is an outstanding addition to the six Provincial wins we have claimed!

The latest round of judging awarded Indian Head a Bronze designation, which goes above the highest designations given out in previous years. We were the only town in our category to achieve this designation!

Click here to read the Media Release

Click here for the 2015 Communities in Bloom Fall Magazine

Click here to view the Communities in Bloom website

Click here to view September's Town Page

Highlights Include:

- Free Landfill Weekend September 26th & 27th

- Household Garbage Collection Rules

- Now Safe to Trim Elm Trees

- Bylaw Restricting Burning Yard Refuge

Please note the Town has hired DR Tree Service to spray Elm trees to help prevent Dutch Elm Disease from August 26th - September 6th 2015.

Click the Town Notice for more information here

Click here to view the August Town Page

Highltights include:

- Back to school/ watch for cyclists 

- Sorting dump loads

- Nuisance cat bylaw information

- Invitation to tender for Arena Caretaker position

Andrew Sheer will be at the A.J.M. Davies Arena at 1:30 pm today to award Federal funding to our Arena Revitalization project! Ours is one of seven projects benefitting Central Saskatchewan under the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program! Over the next three years this program will invest $225,000 to help us upgrade our facility. Join us in welcoming this announcement! 

For more details on other funded projects in Central Saskatchewan click here

Click here to view July 2015 Town Page

Highlights inlcude;

- 2015 Tax Discount

- Responsible Dog Ownership 

- Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

- Property Upkeep 

- Recycling Update

It's that time of the year again folks! Time to celebrate all that makes our home great! See the poster for a schedule of events, and get those float ideas together! Be excited!

 

Celebrate Indian Head Days 2015

Schedule of Events

7:30 am- 10:00am- Pancake Breakfast at Fire Hall

10:30 am- 11:30 am- Parade & Bike decorating Contest

12:00 pm- 3:00 pm- Youth Activities beside Library

                                - Dino Bouncers & Slide

                                - Face Painting

                                - Airbrush Tattoos on Grand Ave.

                                - Sno-Cones

12:00 pm- 2:00 pm- Burger sales at Memorial Hall

12:00 pm- 3:00 pm- Bannock Tacos at Gazebo

12:00 pm- 3:00 pm- Craft Fair & Trunk Sale on Grand

1:00 pm- Grand Opening of the Indian Head Museum

2:00 pm- 2:45 pm- The Band-its concert performance at The Grand Theatre (doors open at 1:30 pm)

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm- The Band-its jazz concert at the Grand Theatre click here for picture

5:00 pm- 12:00 am- Beer Gardens & Food on Grand Ave

7:00 pm- 12:00 am- Street Dance featuring Odd Man Out on Grand Ave.

8:00 pm- 10:00 pm- Photo Booth on Grand Ave.

Other Activities

-Softball Tournament

-Free Swim at the Pool

Please note that in the event of rain the parade will continue as planned and all other activities, including the dance, will be moved to the AJM Davies Arena

*email float entries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.*

These reduction measures have been removed- Friday, June 19th 2015- Thanks to everyone for your collective effort to reduce water use!

Water Reduction Measures Removed

 

Friday June 12, 2015

Due to high water usage, the well and water treatment plant have been unable to meet the demand. We are asking for your immediate cooperation in reducing the amount of water being used inside and outside your homes and businesses until further notice.

Please click here for the posted notice.

Lend a hand to the Indian Head Cemetary Restoration Committee as they tidy and beautify our cemetary! 

 

Click here for more information.

This Advisory applies to all residents and users for the 400 and 500 block for Howard Street in the Town of Indian Head and was effective Wednesday, June 3, 2015 until it was lifted Monday June 8, 2015.  A water break was discovered that affects water services to homes in this vicinity.  Other residents of Indian Head may notice a discolouration in the water.

Pursuant to clause 32(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002 this Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is issued due to the repairs needed on the main line which will affect the ability to supply potable water within Water Quality Regulations.  Therefore, the safety of the Town of Indian Head drinking water supply cannot be ensured at all times.  Therefore, pursuant to Clause 32(1)(b) of  The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, consumers must be notified to:

  1. boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
    1. boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:
    2. brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
      1. washing fruits and vegetables;
      2. food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
      3. ice cubes;
      4. not use the water for washing dishes, unless the water has been boiled or the dishes are sanitized    in another fashion.  Washed dishes and utensils can be soaked in a bleach water solution (approximately 2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon or 10 ml of bleach per liter of water) for at least two minutes after being washed to kill any bacteria which may be present.
      5. not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
        1. ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
        2. use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and
        3. consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.

Note: Do not mix bleach with soaps or detergents.

Under most circumstances, there is no need to boil water used for other household purposes.  Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water.  Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.

This Advisory is effective immediately, and will not be lifted until the water supply is determined to be completely safe.

If you require any additional information, please contact the following:

Waterworks Owner Office                                                                      (306) 695-3344

Water Security Agency - Environmental and Municipal Management

                                        Services Division                                          (306) 787-4584

Water Security Agency - Communications Manager                                 (306) 694-8914 Media Inquiries

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region                                                           (306) 695-5232

Rod Broadfoot  EPO

Drinking Water/Wastewater Management Division

Water Security Agency

Click here for the April 2015 Waterbill Newsletter.

Click here to read the waterbill newsletter for January 2015.

Click here to read the December 2014 Town Page.

Click here to read the November 2014 Town Page.

Click here to read the September 2014 Town Page.

This advisory was lifted at 3:45 p.m. on September 16, 2014. 

This Advisory applies to all residents and users for the Town of Indian Head and is effective Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 until further notice.  A water break was discovered that affects water services to homes in the R.M. South of Indian Head.  After the repair to the water break is complete and the valves are opened back up, residents of Indian Head may experience discolored or murky water.

 

Pursuant to clause 32(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002 this Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is issued due to the repairs needed on the main line which will affect the ability to supply potable water within Water Quality Regulations.  Therefore, the safety of the Town of Indian Head drinking water supply cannot be ensured at all times.  Therefore, pursuant to Clause 32(1)(b) of  The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, consumers must be notified to:

  1. boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
  2. boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:
    1. brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
    2. washing fruits and vegetables;
    3. food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
    4. ice cubes;
    5. not use the water for washing dishes, unless the water has been boiled or the dishes are sanitized    in another fashion.  Washed dishes and utensils can be soaked in a bleach water solution (approximately 2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon or 10 ml of bleach per liter of water) for at least two minutes after being washed to kill any bacteria which may be present.
      1. not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
      2. ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
      3. use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and
      4. consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.

Note: Do not mix bleach with soaps or detergents.

Under most circumstances, there is no need to boil water used for other household purposes.  Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water.  Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.

This Advisory is effective immediately, and will not be lifted until the water supply is determined to be completely safe.

If you require any additional information, please contact the following:

Waterworks Owner Office                                                                      (306) 695-3344

Water Security Agency - Environmental and Municipal Management

                                        Services Division                                          (306) 787-4584

Water Security Agency - Communications Manager                                 (306) 694-8914 Media Inquiries

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region                                                           (306) 695-5232

Rod Broadfoot  EPO

Drinking Water/Wastewater Management Division

Water Security Agency

TOWN OF INDIAN HEAD

INVITATION TO TENDER

Caretaking & Supervision Services in the A.J.M. Davies Arena Mezzanine, Dressing Room and Lobby

The Town of Indian Head invites sealed tenders to provide caretaking and security services for the lobby, dressing rooms and mezzanine of the A.J.M. Davies Arena for the 2014/2015 season.  Unsealed or late tenders will not be accepted.  For a detailed information package or more information please contact the Community Development Office @ 695-2742.  Tenders will be accepted by the undersigned until 12:00 o’clock noon, Friday, September 19, 2014.

Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

                                                Town of Indian Head

                                                P.O. Box 460

                                                Indian Head, SK   S0G 2K0  

Please make note that the Town of Indian Head has hired Dr. Tree Service to spray Elm trees from September 15, 2014 - September 30, 2014. This is for the prevention of Dutch Elm Disease. If you have any concerns please contact Dan at 1-877-437-8733. Thank you!

The following is information on the Town of Indian Head Waterworks, as required under The Municipalities Regulations.

2013 Waterworks Financial Overview

  • Total waterworks revenues: $563,051            
  • Total waterworks expenditures: $391,103
  • Total debt on waterworks infrastructure: $638,386
  • Total debt payments on water works infrastructure loans: $37,675
  • Comparison of waterworks revenues to expenditures plus debt payments (expressed as a ratio)
  • The following additional information is available at the municipal office on the waterworks:
  • The Waterworks Rate Policy and Capital Investment Strategy
  • Capital plans in place and related sources of funding for the projects
  • 2013 financial overview of the waterworks
  • Waterworks reserves
  • A copy of the waterworks system assessment update - 2009

                         563,051_______ = 1.31

                        391,103 +37,675

A copy of the information has been sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Grants Administration & Financial Management, 410 - 1855 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK, S4P 3T2

The Town discovered a major water break late last night on a watermain coming into Town. The water break has been isolated however you may be experiencing lower than normal water pressure as well as discolouration. We are currently working on repairing the break and we will keep you updated. We ask that you take precautions and refrain from drinking the water at this time. Bathing, showering, laundry etc. is at your discretion. Thank-you.

UPDATE - August 20, 2014

The water break was fixed yesterday however, some people may still have some discolouration in their water. It is normal to have discolouration in water after a major water break like this. The water needs to make its way through the system and this can be achieved quicker through running water (ie. watering your lawn etc.) Once the water clears up it's at your discretion whether to drink it or not. We have sent water samples in and hope to have the results back on Friday.

UPDATE - August 22, 2014

The Town of Indian Head has received back the water sample tests taken after our recent water break. All test results came back clear and the water is 100% good for consumption. Thank You for your patience and understanding!

Click here to read the July Town Page

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***Attention All Residents Affected By Flooding Due to Excessive Rainfall*** The Town of Indian Head has made application with PDAP, The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program, for financial assistance with expenses and damage related to the excess rainfall and flooding. Please Note: This program is not eligible for damage due to sewage back-up. Sewage back-up claims should be filed with your insurance provider. In order to make application for financial assistance under the PDAP program you will require a refusal letter from your insurance provider. Please also keep detailed records of the following:

  • Rental and usage of fans and/or dehumidifiers (please log hours of usage)
  • Receipts for photo and film development including disposable cameras
  • Receipts for the purchase or rental of sump pumps within two weeks of June 27, 2014
  • Receipts to fix or replace weeping tile, this is only eligible if the weeping tile existed prior to the flooding
  • Rental and usage of tools and heavy equipment
  • Mould remediation receipts
  • Please track the number of hours you have spent volunteering to help an individual, yourself, Town, etc.

Non-Eligible Expenses:

  • Purchase of dehumidifiers and fans
  • purchase of a camera
  • landscaping costs
  • ruts caused by damage from machinery
  • crop damage
  • insurance deductibles and top ups
  • upgrades to property
  • fuel costs related to equipment use
  • purchase of tools and equipment
  • non essential furniture; and
  • purchase and replacement of eaves and downspouts. 

 
Flood recovery
http://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/3-1-2-4-Flood-Recovery-Guide.pdf
 
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Donations to red cross
 
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The Town of Indian Head invites applications from post-secondary or high-school students for the one position available for seasonal parks and green space maintenance.  Successful applicants will be expected to perform a variety of general maintenance duties in and around Indian Head such as grass cutting and trimming, weeding of flowerbeds, garbage pickup within parks, sunbeam creek trail maintenance such as weeding, painting and repair of benches and picnic tables, pruning of trees and other miscellaneous duties within the Town.  The successful applicants will operate equipment such as mowers, power tools and other equipment as directed.  Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License as well as a clean driver’s abstract.


Applicants interested in the above noted position are required to apply in writing to the undersigned by 12:00 noon on Friday June 13th, 2014.

The applicant must provide information with respect to qualifications and experience.  Related experience would be an asset.  The above noted positions wage is $12.00 per hour.

Please submit applications to:

Town of Indian Head

C/O Cam Thauberger

P.O. Box 460

Indian Head, SK   S0G 2K0

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May 2014 - Town Page


Click Here for the May 2014 Town Page.

April 2014 - Town Page


Click here for the April 2014 Town Page.

Time to Register for Kindergarten and Pre-k

Water Services May Freeze Due to Weather - What you need to know!

October 2013 - Town Page

August 2013 - Town Page

Indian Head RCMP Traffic Statistic Report - July 2013

November 2012 - Town Page

15/08/12 - Back to School - Are your kids excited?

11/06/2013 - Celebrate Indian Head Days

14/05/2012-Prairie Shelterbelt Program Information Meeting – May 16th @ 7:00pm

09/05/2012 - Neighbourhood Watch Program

28/02/2012  Town of Indian Head Waste Management Program - What Residents Should Know

18/01/2012  Indian Head Main Street Revitalization Unveils Capital Program