Community Announcements

Keeping our Community Informed!

2022-2023 – Snow Removal Map

2022 – Recycle pick up day schedule

11/24/2022 – Craft & Bake Sale – November 26th from 10 am to 3 pm followed by a potluck supper starting at 6 pm

11/24/2022 – Santa & Kids Shopping Day – December 11th from 3 pm to 6 pm

11/17/2022 – When clearing snow off your driveway, side walks or in front of your yard, please toss the snow onto your property and not onto the street. Tossing or snow blowing onto the street can cause hazards for others. If your neighbor is elderly, has health concerns or mobility restrictions, please lend a hand (and warm their heart!) by clearing their sidewalk. Thank you to Jesse & Dan for keeping the roads cleared during the winter months!

11/17/2022 – The office will be closed at 10:30 am today.

11/08/2022 – The office will be closed tomorrow the 9th, as our administrator will be gone to do the election in Alvena.

11/07/2022 – The Town of Vonda will not be hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony. Individuals are welcome to pay their respects at the Cenotaph.

11/01/2022 – Vonda Seasonal Caretaker opportunity!

11/01/2022 – Vonda Rink Kitchen Manager opportunity!

10/31/2022 – The Town of Vonda will be moving garbage pick up to the street effective as of November 7th.

The Town of Vonda would like to thank everyone for coming out to help us Celebrate Canada Day on September 24, 2022.  The Town of Vonda would also like to acknowledge the Government of Canada’s financial support for our Celebration.  Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.
The Town of Vonda would like to thank everyone for coming out to help us Celebrate Canada Day on September 24, 2022.  The Town of Vonda would also like to acknowledge the Government of Canada’s financial support for our Celebration.  Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.
The Town of Vonda would like to thank everyone for coming out to help us Celebrate Canada Day on September 24, 2022.  The Town of Vonda would also like to acknowledge the Government of Canada’s financial support for our Celebration.  Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

The Town of Vonda would like to thank everyone for coming out to help us Celebrate Canada Day on September 24, 2022.  The Town of Vonda would also like to acknowledge the Government of Canada’s financial support for our Celebration.  Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.

10/13/22 – Election Results

10/05/22 – Please be advised the park/gazebo is now shut down and winterized for the season.

09/23/2022 –

From the Town Foreman:

Truck fill station will be closed on Monday the 26th for repair and will reopen on Tuesday the 27th.

09/23/2022 – Notice of Advance Poll

09/15/2022 – Town of Vonda Landfill Job Opportunity

09/13/2022 – Notice of Poll

09/01/2022 – Just received notification from the Town Foreman that the Bulk Water Station will be closed on Friday, Sept 2nd as repair is being done to the concrete.

08/29/2022 – Incident Report

Last night there was a power outage at the water treatment plant and only the water treatment plant. That outage caused numerous computer resets that prevented the generator from starting. In effect, the signal was lost between the generator and the plant so the generator did not know to start up.

When that happens, the system does an automatic 15min reset. It cannot be overridden. Last night Dan went to the plant to restart the generator manually. It took about 5 min for that to happen. Once the generator was started the plant resumed normal operations. Power was not restored to the plant till approximately 2 am. This was a saskpower issue not a town or plant issue.

The EPO was notified and due to our actions, there was no requirement for a boil water to be issued. Below is the reference for the requirement.

A.2.2 Precautionary boil water advisories

There are a number of situations which may prompt the issuance of a precautionary boil water advisory. These situations need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and require the incident response team to conduct an investigation and site-specific risk assessment. They are outlined below:

• Local maintenance or planned repairs in the distribution system which may cause a significant pressure drop, a breach in system integrity or potential contamination of drinking water;

• Persistent presence of total coliforms in the distribution system, despite remedial measures (such as flushing water mains, increasing chlorine residuals);

• Minor equipment malfunction which may impact treatment efficacy or distribution systems;

• Unexpected changes in source water quality that could overwhelm the treatment system;

• Unexpected and significant changes in routine monitoring parameters within the distribution system such as pressure, turbidity and disinfectant residuals; and

• A breach in system integrity such as a broken water main (e.g., pressure loss).

To be clear, there is no set time limit on pressure loss before a boil water is to be issued. The EPO assured us that all protocols were followed.

08/28/2022 at 6:51 pm

Update at 6:56 – water is back on

Water Shut Off:

Until council hears back from the town foreman, we don’t know what the current problem is. He is working on it and council is aware of it.

Please watch this page for updates as we learn more.

Thank you for your understanding.

08/24/2022 – VONDA COMMEMORATES CANADA CELEBRATION Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 2 pm to 1:30 am at the Vonda Municipal Works Building. FREE ADMISSION to everyone.

08/24/2022 – Call for Nominations – By-Election

06/23/2022 – The Town Office will be closed the week of July 4th and will resume business on Tuesday, July 12th. EMERGENCY ONLY CONTACT DURING THIS TIME – 306-258-2188

07/13/2022 – Update on Buffer Ave today !!

Pylons have been pulled off Buffer Ave. Light vehicles can drive on it but please NO heavy trucks or equipment.

A final sweeping is to occur by Friday or early next week if it looks like rain in the forecast.

07/12/2022 – Update on Buffer Avenue road work:

PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ON BUFFER DURING THIS TIME AS YOU WILL DO DAMAGE TO THE ROAD!

Diamond Asphalt will be doing a second coat of chip seal on Buffer today, leaving it stand for 2 days hoping that mother nature will take its course, if not he will be watering it down by Thursday, sweeping by Friday and possibly opening the road if all goes well, if not Monday the road will be open.

We appreciate your patience while this road is being chip sealed and ask that you do not drive on it until it is completed.

07/06/2022 at 1:30 pm – Bulk Water Station is repaired and now open

06/30/2022 – Due to unforeseen repairs, the bulk water station will be closed from Monday, July 4th, to Friday, July 8th

06/27/2022 – Road Work on Buffer Avenue – Chip Sealing on Buffer Ave has begun. The roadwork will require you to take alternate routes within town. All road work should be completed in the next couple weeks. We thank you for your understanding and patience while this work is being performed.

06/28/2022 – The ABERDEEN & VONDA Housing Authorities are seeking a CONTRACT MANAGER

06/20/2022 – Tender available! The Town of Vonda is accepting tenders for the construction of a 24′ x 30′ Gazebo. Find out more HERE

06/16/2022 – Bylaw – Licence and Regulate Animals

We have received several complaints about cats running at large and creating damage in yards, flower gardens and in children’s sandboxes.  Cat owners do fall under the attached bylaw.  If you own a cat please take a moment to read the bylaw and to register your cat with the town.  We appreciate you ensuring your pet is not a nuisance to other residents.

If you have any other concerns, to file a complaint or questions regarding this bylaw, please contact the Town Office at 306-258-2035.

05/30/2022 – Babysitter Course available through Parks and Rec – course date June 18th

05/30/2022 – Ice Cream in the Park is back!

05/30/2022 – Boil Water Rescinded

05/25/2022 – TOV notice regarding hydrant work – see also notice below about PDWA

05/25/2022 – Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) issued

05/19/2022 –Water Notice

05/19/2022 – Road Closed Notice

04/21/2022 – With Victoria Day (stat holiday) to occur on Monday, May 23rd, garbage day has been moved to Tuesday, May 24th.

05/09/2022 – LOTS happening with the Golden Age Club. Watch https://www.facebook.com/groups/474185172751417 for updates to what’s new with the group!

05/09/2022 – Town wide GARAGE SALE happening May 20th, 21st and 22nd. Search the listings here https://www.facebook.com/groups/474185172751417

04/21/2022 – Garbage Notice (change from street to alley) and FREE Dump Day mail out

04/21/2022 – Parks and Rec mail out about the Poll

Easter Scavenger Hunt – April 16th, 2022

03/23/2022 – The rink is now closed for the season due to too much water.

Planned Power Outage for 03/18/2022 – planned outage is scheduled on 3/18 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm affecting customers in Wakaw, Aberdeen, Bellevue, One Arrow, Cudworth, Carpenter, Batoche, Vonda, Alvena, Smuts, Prud’homme and surrounding rural areas. #skoutage Always visit https://www.saskpower.com/outages for the most up to date information as it may not always get posted/updated here.

03/15/2022 – It’s an Easter Scavenger Hunt – April 16th, 2022

02/24/2022 – Congratulations go out to Santana Hawman – Declaration of Results

02/22/2022 – Update on Public Skating – No public skating today (Tuesday the 22nd) or tomorrow (Wednesday the 23rd).

02/16/2022 – Town Office will be closed at noon on Thursday, Feb 24th, 2022

02/15/2022 – With Family Day (stat holiday) to occur on Monday, Feb 21st, garbage day has been moved from Monday, Feb 21st to Tuesday, Feb 22nd.

01/26/2022 – Notice of Advance Poll and Notice of Poll

01/31/2022 – UPDATED – Skating Dates and Times effective today date.

01/21/2022 – Effective Saturday, January 22nd, (for the residents of the Town of Vonda) there will no longer be a charge when you take your domestic bagged garbage to the dump to be disposed of.

01/21/2022 – When clearing snow off your driveway, side walks or in front of your yard, please toss the snow onto your property and not onto the street. Tossing or snow blowing onto the street can cause hazards for others. If your neighbor is elderly, has health concerns or mobility restrictions, please lend a hand (and warm their heart!) by clearing their sidewalk. Thank you to Jesse & Dan for keeping the roads cleared during the winter months!

01/18/2022 – Public skating at the Vonda Rink will also be on Tuesday’s from 4 pm to 7 pm.

01/08/2022 – Due to road conditions the dump did not open this morning as planned. It will however open at noon today until 5 pm. We understand this is a huge inconvenience as the dump has also been closed the past two weeks but appreciate the understanding surrounding weather conditions.

01/04/2022 – PT Material Handler Endries – in Vonda

01/04/2022 – Notice of Call for Nominations – Town of Vonda By-Election

01/02/2022 – The rink is able to reopen sooner than anticipated. The rink will reopen today, January 2nd, 2022.

12/27/2021 – Due to Covid concerns the Vonda rink will be closed for two weeks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

12/23/2021 – HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR SERVICES IN VONDA

The town dump will be closed Saturday, December 25th and closed Saturday, January 1st for the Stat holidays.

Garbage pick up over the holiday season will occur on Tuesday, December 28th and on Tuesday, January 4th.

The Town of Vonda office is now closed and will open for regular business hours on Wednesday, January 5th. Note the office is open on Thursday, December 30th only during this time.

We would like to wish you all a safe & peaceful holiday season and see you in 2022 !

PLEASE NOTE: The Town office will be closed December 7th, 8th and 9th and out next regular Council Meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 22nd.

11/05/2021 – The Town of Vonda will be moving garbage pick up to the street effective as of November 15th. Please check out this flyer for garbage day do’s and don’ts!

11/05/2021 – A very big thank you to the Parks & Recreation Committee for their donation of a new marry-go-round in our public park! Jesse and Dan have installed the new unit and it is ready for the community to enjoy.

11/05/2021 – Thank you to Jesse and Dan for installing our new memorial bench located at the cenotaph!

11/04/2021 – The Town of Vonda will not be holding a Remembrance Day gathering but people are still welcome to go to the cenotaph to pay their own respects.

Halloween!

Sunday, October 31st between the hours of 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

For those participating in handing out treats, please have your porch lights on and we ask that you follow the Sask Covid Regulations.

Most of all, have fun! Happy Halloween Vonda and community!

10/01/21 – Please be advised the park/gazebo is now shut down and winterized for the season.

UPDATE 09/28/21 – Road Work on Railway Avenue and Highway 27

The pylons on Railway Avenue and at Highway 27 will stay up until Saturday as the road  needs a couple of days to set.  The final sweep will be done on Saturday, and at that time the roadwork will have been completed, and ready for traffic.

09/20/2021 – Chip sealing has started on Railway! We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause over the next couple weeks but once its completed we will have a new road! If there are any issues, please contact the Town Office at 306-258-2035.

08/24/21 – Vonda Public Library September PROGRAMS

THU. Sept. 2nd – Leave Your Print on The Library- children program, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Come and go crafting event where young patrons are invited to help decorate the Autumn Tree at the library by making hand prints and turning them into colorful leaves for the tree.

FRI. Sept. 3rd – Story Time – children program, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

WED. Sept. 8th – Preteen Book Club – youth event, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, read together, talk about book of the month and try creative writing challenges.

FRI. Sept. 10th – Creative Crafting, children 8 and up, (pillow case totes),4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

THU. Sept. 16th – Board Game Night, adult event, kit provided by Wapiti H.Q., 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FRI. Sept. 17th – Story Time – children program, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

WED. Sept. 22nd – Recipe Swap Cookbook Club, adult program, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Share favourite recipes, review last month’s cookbook.

FRI. Sept. 24th – Creative Crafting, children 8 and up, (plasticine pictures),4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WED. Sept. 29th – Preteen Book Club – youth event, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Read together, talk about book of the month and try creative writing challenges.

THU. Sept. 30th – Teddy Bear Slumber Party (and Bedtime Story Time) – children program, 6:30 PM – 7:30 pm, come and enjoy being read to, then leave your stuffy/teddy to spend the night with Wapato Willy.  Pictures of the all night shenanigans will be posted and teddies can be picked up the next day during the Friday library shift.

Contact your local librarian with any questions about this program.

Check out our facebook page for regular updates.  https://www.facebook.com/vondalibrary

REMINDER – Starting this September DESSERT OF THE MONTH DRAW tickets for 2022 will be available for purchase.  That means you get your name put in for each ticket you purchase then have 12 chances to win the homemade dessert of the month.  Tickets can be purchased from any of your local library board members or from the librarian during open hours.  This program directly helps fund program material for your local library.  Thank you very much for supporting public libraries.

Rebecca Fehr
Vonda Branch Librarian
Wapiti Library Region
306-258-2035
voncirc@wapitilibrary.ca
www.wapitilibrary.ca

05/31/2021 – Highline Manufacturing, located on Highway 27 in Vonda, SK is hiring!! You can find the available job postings here Careers | Highline Manufacturing (highlinemfg.com)

05/29/2021 5:40 pm – We are aware of a fire at the town dump. Vonda Fire and RM of Grant are on site and have the situation under control.

05/06/2021 – Garbage pick-up was relocated to the alley effective May 3rd, 2021 as indicated in our mail-out on March 24th, 2021. The town did ensure that both the street and alley pickups were completed for residents who missed the mail-out in March. Enjoy your weekend!

03/24/2021 – IMPORTANT: Monday, May 24th, 2021 is the May long weekend and garbage pick up will be on Tuesday, May 25th 2021 as a result – Enjoy your long weekend!

03/24/2021 – IMPORTANT: Monday, April 5th, 2021 is Easter Monday and garbage pick up will be on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 as a result – Hoppy Easter!!!

03/20/2021 – Vonda Parks and Rec have something special planned for Easter! Watch for more information coming on the kindness contest and Easter egg hunt!

03/15/21 Complaints of Animal Abuse: Complaints of animal abuse is up to the individual with the complaint to contact APSS, not the Town of Vonda. It is up to the Town of Vonda to have bylaws in place for the control of animals within the town limits. The Town of Vonda is not allowed to drop off any animals at the SPCA in Saskatoon. Please contact APSS (Animal Protection Services Saskatchewan) with any concerns regarding animal abuse. Their contact information is: 2366 Ave C South, Saskatoon, SK 306-382-0002.

03/07/2021 – The water break has been located at Highline. Highline, the house south of Highline and the house east of Highline only will be effected by the water shut off.

03/07/2021 – We are aware of the reported water pressure issues in town and are currently investigating. Once we have some factual information, we will post an update.

02/12/2021 – Due to the extreme cold warning that has been issued (-40 to -50 degrees), the landfill will not be open until 12:00 pm tomorrow.

02/11/2021 – IMPORTANT: Monday, February 15th, 2021 is Family Day and garbage day will be on February 16th, 2021 as a result – We appreciate your understanding. Enjoy your Family Day!

02/09/2021 – News from our Wapiti Library! Please note, once our Newsletter is up and running, these updates will be posted on our Newsletter page!

02/06/2021 – Due to a -47 with windchill temperature, the town dump will not be open today. If temperatures warm up later in the day, the dump will open and we will post an update below.

UPDATE (02/06/2021 @ 12:12 pm): The town dump is now open!

01/27/2021 – The Vonda Golden Age Club starts baking again. Weekly sales of home baked bread and buns will be available to pre-order. Follow their posts in Vonda Parks and Recreation for more information. Coming in February: Cinnamon buns! To get your orders in, call Vicky at 306-258-2221 or text 306-222-0841.

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08/28/2022 at 6:51 pm

Water Shut Off:

Until council hears back from the town foreman, we don’t know what the current problem is. He is working on it and council is aware of it.

Please watch this page for updates as we learn more.

Thank you for your understanding.