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Apples to oranges...that is the comparison we make when we compare what we pay for taxes, with what 'they' pay for taxes in other larger towns. I have been to a few meetings, and we all know the person who prefaces their complaints with "I PAYTAXES" as a way of pointing out their entitlement. While being a tax payer does indeed entitle a person to a spot in the municipal chain...and I fully agree that one has not only the right, but the responsibility to take part in the process, paying taxes... More...

Wednesday February 15, 2017 02:10PM - 0 Comment(s)



The Town of Bienfait invites Tenders to supply and install auxiliary power in the Water Treatment Plant and Lift Station. Auxiliary Power - WTP Lift Stn - Gas Tax Grant - Feb 2017 Those interested are invited to respond by forwarding sealed envelopes marked “Auxiliary Power” to the following by 1:00 p.m. March 10, 2017 Town of Bienfait 412 Main Street Box 220 Bienfait, SK S0C 0M0 (P) 306-388-2969 bienfait@sasktel.net More...

Monday February 13, 2017 01:27PM - 0 Comment(s)



With the recent release of 2016 Stats Canada Census information we learned that the highest growth in population has occurred in the western provinces, the first time in history. In Saskatchewan, the population rose 6.3% from 2011 and 2016. The province's population growth rate was above the national average for the second consecutive census period. The Town of Oxbow is no exception, seeing an increase of 3.3% to our population from 2011 to 2016. The town's population now stands at 1328. The... More...

Thursday February 09, 2017 10:19AM - 0 Comment(s)



2016 Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Annual Notice to Consumers Report and Sample Submission Compliance Records are available for viewing during regular office hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bienfait Town Office 412 Main Street Bienfait, SK More...

Wednesday January 25, 2017 01:31PM - 0 Comment(s)



The Town of Oxbow is pleased to announce that it will be receiving funds through the Federal Government's Clean Water Waste Water fund, as announced today in Regina. This funding will be directed towards the recently completed sewage project. The costs on this sewer upgrade were higher than anticipated so these funds will help to ensure that the project comes in at budget. Residents directly impacted by the sewage project will not pay higher than was was originally quoted to them. ... More...

Wednesday January 11, 2017 05:00PM - 0 Comment(s)



Happy New Year! We have just a couple reminders as we start off the new year. 1. Utility Bills in excess of $117.00 have been added to the 2017 Tax Roll of the property owner. 2. The date for the next water meter reading is March 27, 2017. If you never received a meter reading card with your utility bill, and would like one, please call the office. You can also phone in your meter reading on March 27 or email it to bienfait@sasktel.net. 3. Time to renew your Pet License for the year. I hope... More...

Friday January 06, 2017 09:43AM - 0 Comment(s)



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Council and Staff of the Town of Oxbow. Please note that the Town Office will be closed from December 26 to December 30, and will open for regular office hours on Monday, January 2. In case of emergency, please contact 306-485-7273. More...

Thursday December 22, 2016 11:51AM - 0 Comment(s)



by Lorri Matthewson, Owner of Solomon~Matthewson Consulting (edited and published in SUMA's publication When analyzing the assets of a community, a good developer along with Council and community, look at ways to support local business, bring in new business, support culture and recreation, increase tourism, and engage the community. In order to help build a community, we need to work with the community to get a handle on their unique assets so that we can help support their growth by... More...

Thursday December 15, 2016 10:45AM - 0 Comment(s)



2017 is a Revaluation Year! SAMA conducts revaluations based on a four-year cycle. 2013 was the year of the last revaluation, and the 2017 Revaluation will see assessed values updated to reflect a new base date of January 1, 2015. The legislated base date means that 2017 values reflect a property's value as of January 1, 2015. VALUATION STANDARD Residential property is subject to the market valuation standard set out in provincial legislation. The market valuation standard requires appraisers... More...

Wednesday December 14, 2016 01:41PM - 0 Comment(s)



Please be advised that the regular December meeting of Town Council has been moved from December 12 TO December 19. More...

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:37AM - 0 Comment(s)



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