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PUBLIC NOTICES August 20, 2015:

Notice of Intent to Consider a Discretionary Use Application - Dwelling Unit

Notice of Intent to Amend Zoning Bylaw - R2 - Residential District to R1 - Residential District




At 10:00 a.m. on January 22nd, 2015, the results of the January 21st By-Election were announced in the Town of La Ronge Council Chambers by Chief Administrative Officer and Returning Officer, Victoria MacDonald.  The following is a summary of the results, the official Declaration of Results can be viewed at the Town Office and can be viewed online HERE.

273 ballots were received, with 1 spoiled ballot.

Candidate:                                     Votes:
Heather BERNARDIN                      38
Cory ECARNOT                              62
Samuel HARDLOTTE                      12
Robert PACEY SR.                         20
Jack SENFT                                   26
Vern STRATTON                           64           /Elected
Glen WATCHEL                              50

We would like to congratulate all the candidates for a great campaign and thank the voters for coming out to have their voices heard!



(Clause 94(b) of the Act)


Notice of Advance Poll

Town of La Ronge


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that provision has been made for (an) advance poll(s) for electors who:


1 are physically disabled;

2 have been appointed as election officials; or

3 anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election.


Voting will take place on:


Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and

Wednesday January 14, 2015


between the hours of 12:00 P.M. (Noon) and 5:00 P.M. at the


          Town of La Ronge

Council Chambers

          1212 Hildebrand Drive

          La Ronge, SK


Section 76.2 of The Local Government Election Act requires voters to provide the Deputy Returning Officer and Poll Clerk with valid identification proving both identity and residence. To learn more about acceptable voter identification options contact the Town of La Ronge during regular office hours or visit:



Victoria MacDonald

(Returning Officer)




(Section 55 of the Act)


Notice of Poll


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that:


1. A poll has been granted for the election of:


Councillor (One):                  Town of La Ronge


2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, the 21st day of January, 2015,


from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the polling places listed below.


3. I will declare the result of the election at the Town of La Ronge Office


on the 22nd day of January, 2015 , at the hour of 10:00 A.M.









Section 76.2 of The Local Government Election Act requires voters to provide the Deputy Returning Officer and Poll Clerk with valid identification proving both identity and residence. To learn more about acceptable voter identification options contact the Town of La Ronge during regular office hours or visit:


Dated at La Ronge, this 19th day of December, 2014.


Victoria MacDonald

(Returning Officer)




December 4, 2014

Saskatchewan Municipal Board Approves Town of La Ronge Utility Rate Increase


La Ronge � Beginning January 1, 2015, utility rates for the Town of La Ronge will take the first step of a five year adjustment plan, put in place to help curb the substantial deficit that the Water & Sewer Department incurs on a regular basis. The proposed amendments to the current Water Rates and Sewer Service Charges Bylaws were accepted by the La Ronge Town Council in late September however it required Saskatchewan Municipal Board approval to come into effect. The recently approved rate adjustments will see an increase of thirty percent per year into 2018, after which the increase will be reduced to fifteen percent in 2019.

Mayor Sierzycki says that this is an example of the difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions that Council members are called on to make with the best interest of the community in mind, "With an average operating loss of over three hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars [$385K] annually in that department alone, residential taxes have been used to subsidize the operations". The utility services are anticipated to break even in 2019. Until that time the general tax revenues will continue to subsidize the operating loss at an increasingly reduced amount each year.

Subsidizing municipal services is a common practice and a widely expected function of government as means to keep rates manageable and services available to citizens. However, with the growing infrastructure deficit that has been identified throughout the province, the Saskatchewan Municipal Board (SMB) has made it known that municipalities should have revenue generated by the utility sufficient enough to offset all expenditures. "When tax payers ask where their money has gone over the last number of years and why some of the older infrastructure has not yet been replaced, these are the numbers that speak for themselves," Sierzycki states adding, "We can�t take for granted the infrastructure network that lies beneath the ground. The funds that have gone into subsidizing the operating loss will be put towards maintenance and upgrades for our water distribution and waste water treatment systems." In the letter of confirmation from the SMB, the Local Government Committee commended Council on the plan for a utility reserve and reserving the future utility surplus for future capital works.

By making these adjustments now and looking into alternatives such as water meters and building regular reviews into procedures, the Town expects to avoid the need for increases like this in the future. Residents are encouraged to visit the Town website ( for full details on the changes, available under the Bylaws tab in the Town Hall menu.

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For further information, please contact:

Victoria MacDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of La Ronge
Box 5680, La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0
Phone 306.425.2066




(Section 45 of the Act)


Notice of Call for Nominations


(Municipal Elections)



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of:



Councillor:                         NORTHERN TOWN OF LA RONGE

                                                                   Number to be elected:   One (1)


will be received by the undersigned on the  17th day of December, 2014,  


from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm, at the Town of La Ronge Town Office, and


during regular business hours beginning on  December 1st, 2014


through to December 16th, 2014 at the Town of La Ronge Town Office.


Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location: 


1.         Town Office


Note:  Bylaw No. 527/12 of the Town of La Ronge requires that a Criminal Record Check from the local police service must be attached to the nomination paper and submitted in Form B.1. The Criminal Record Check must have been completed not more than 30 days before the date of submission. 


Dated this 27th day of November, 2014.

Victoria MacDonald

Returning Officer

Event Calendar Public Notices Snow Removal Garbage Collection Program

Public Notice - Application for Discretionary Use (August 20th 2015) - Public notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of La Ronge intends to consider an Application for Development. If approved, the proposed development would allow for the construction of a Single Dwelling Unit at 1103 Poirier Street. As such, the proposed change would be classified as a Discretionary Use in a M2 -Industrial District as stated in the Town of La Ronge Zoning Bylaw No. 425/02, known as the Zoning Bylaw. ... [ More ]

Public Notice - Zoning Bylaw Amendment (August 20th 2015) - The proposed bylaw will rezone from R2 -Residential District to R1 -Residential District. The affected land is legally described as Lot 1, Block 8 on the southwest side of Holmstrump Street ... [ More ]

Boardman closed at La Ronge Ave to Hildebrand Drive (August 13th 2015) - Due to a traffic accident, please avoid the area and find an alternate route. A powerline was involved as such, repair efforts may interrupt internet service throughout the day

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The Lac La Ronge Regional Waste Management Corporation Committee investigating the issue has asked us to poll our residents: Do you support the idea of banning single-use plastic bags in La Ronge?
  Yes 50%
  No 48%
  I don't know 2%

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