Town council notes: Street fest, pole position

Here are some highlights from Monday’s Battleford town council meeting:

The postponed downtown street festival is taking place this weekend, on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 21. The event is hosted by the Community Spirit Group.

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Town council received a letter disapproving of saving the Old St. Vital church. The letter’s writers supported demolishing the building, and installing a plaque commemorating the building. Mayor Ames Leslie said he’d like those with an opinion on the church to inform councillors they know and/or write letters to town council.

The Government of Saskatchewan sent a letter to town council that it is seeking nominations for the province’s Order of Merit award. A government press release called the award the province’s highest honour, and awards recognize “excellence, achievement and contributions to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the province.”

More information about nominations can be found at The nomination deadline is Nov. 1, 2019.

A handicap parking space will be installed in front of the Battleford post office. Resident Rebecca Doig sent a letter to council on the matter.

Council voted to not install a light pole at the bottom of a hill along 35th Street where children toboggan for fear of children hitting it, and the town being sued.

Community consultations for the opera house begin at the Operun. A booth will be at the event for those interested. The Operun, organized by the Historic Battleford Lions Club, is taking place Oct. 6.

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