COVID-19 Information

While most Town facilities are closed to the public, representatives are available to answer your questions by phone or e-mail to respond to any service related inquiry. For information, please contact (306) 425-2066 or via. email at executiveassistant@laronge.ca

TOWN OF LA RONGE PRESS RELEASES

Press Release #10 - May 28 2020

Press Release #9 - May 14 2020

Council Public Statement - May 08 2020

Press Release #8 - May 08 2020

Press Release #7 - April 30 2020

Press Release #6 - April 23 2020

Press Release #5 - April 16 2020

Press Release #4 - April 9 2020

Press Release #3 - April 2 2020

Press Release #2 - March 26 2020

Press Release #1 - March 19 2020


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

(None)


PAYMENTS

  • Online bill payments will be processed accordingly (applicable for CIBC or Conexus clients only).

  • A drop box is located at the main entrance of the Town Office, for after-hour payments. Receipts will be mailed to you. The box is secured and checked daily. Please do not deposit cash.

  • Payments can be made via e-transfer by e-mailing treasurer@laronge.ca.

  • CAFT payments can be accepted from any banking institution.

  • If you need assistance with any of these options, please phone our office at (306) 425-2066 and we will gladly assist you with this.

Note: All interest charges on outstanding water and sewer accounts will be waived retroactive to April 01 2020 until the first day of the first month after the Province lifts its Provincial State of Emergency Order. Furthermore, water will not be shut off on any overdue accounts until sixty (60) days following the commencement of interest charges.


PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

(None)


LOCAL INFORMATION

  • A COVID-19 Testing Centre has been set up in La Ronge. Testing is completed by appointment only. Please contact the HealthLine at 811 for screening and to set up an appointment.

  • The La Ronge Health Centre has made changes to their procedures to help reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus in the least disruptive manner to individuals requiring medical care. For questions regarding these changes, please contact the Hospital at (306) 425-2422 or the Medical Clinic at (306) 425-2174.

  • For a list of critical services, please click here.


TAX FILING

Canadian Revenue Agency: Tax filing deadline has been extended to June 1, and all taxpayers are allowed to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020.

ENHANCED CHILD CARE BENEFIT

An increase to the maximum annual Child Care Benefit (CCB) payment amounts, only for the 2019-20 benefit year, by $300 per child. Those who already receive the Canada Child Benefit do not need to re-apply.

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX CREDIT

A one-time special payment for low-and modest-income families, who may require additional help with their finances, through the Goods and Services Tax (GSTC) credit. This will double the maximum annual GSTC payment amounts for the 2019-20 benefit year. Single individuals will receive close to $400, and almost $600 for couples benefiting from this measure. There is no need to apply for this payment. If you are eligible, you will get it automatically.


SASKALERT

The Town of La Ronge is participating in the SaskAlert program. Residents are encouraged to download the app on their mobile devices to receive the latest information regarding the COVID-19 situation as well as other important alerts.


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Mandatory self-isolation, following international travel is now law in Saskatchewan. Non-essential travel outside of Saskatchewan should be limited.

  • Healthy living at home is possible – eat healthy, go outside, enjoy nature, establish routines, set goals, avoid substance use and stay connected with friends and family through telephone or social media.

  • Public gatherings are limited to 10 people.

  • Individuals should respect social distancing guidelines at all times, including making changes in daily routines to minimize close contact with others. This includes:

    • Restricting contact and non-essential gatherings with people outside of your home.

    • Keeping a distance of at least 2metres from others, as much as possible.

    • Practice good hygiene and ensure you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds


To access the latest information regarding COVID-19 in our province, as well as additional supports, please visit:

Government of Saskatchewan 

Government of Canada's Economic Response Plan

Financial Support Plan For Saskatchewan Employers And Employees

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Gary Vidal, MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River