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(Last updated: July 20, 2017)

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HEPBURN?
  • Check the Google Calendar to see events that are happening around town.  *Google Users, add this Calendar in your left column menu.
  • Visit the Town Office to post info or check out info on our bulletin boards.
  • Read the Latest Howler here.
  • Follow the Hepburn Parks and Rec Facebook page for weekly updates.
  • View the Upcoming Events page for a month by month listing.
  • Questions?  Contact the Town Office.  Council meetings happen on a monthly basis (the 3rd Wednesday/month), so updates will be available in relation to this pattern.  Current updates go in the Howler from Town Council and Town Staff (the first Friday/month).  If you want to know something we haven’t told you yet, email or call with your questions. We’ve been asked about property for sale & rent, kidventure passports, colouring pages, tree trimming, skunks, SK Tourism guides, tax searches, water cards,  potholes, property tax notices, bicycle safety, neighbour nights, and Hepburn Sunday Sport Events.
  • Need more info?  Go to the Town Office Page.  Information posted there is listed in ALPHABETICAL order by topic.
JULY NOTICES:
  • REMINDER:  Registering Concerns – Your complaint is not official or registered until you fill out the Town of Hepburn Complaint Form.  Thanks for taking the time to submit your concerns in person or by phone.  This complaint form is what we use to gather information about your concern.  This information is then entered into an online system that notifies our Bylaws Officer about infractions regarding nuisance, animal control, parking, or other bylaw areas.  Print this form off and scan and email it in, or drop it off, or mail it in.  We appreciate your input.  Click here to view and print the form –  Complaint Form.
  • July 22 – Museum of Wheat Information – Summer is a great time to introduce new people to our landmark and historical Museum of Wheat and Schoolhouse.  Share this info with people coming to our area this year.  Saturdays 10am-3pm, and tours by appointment.  New information is going up at the Museum to assist people with a self-guided tour.  Watch for Threshing Day Updates, Saturday, September 9th!
  • July 23 – “Hepburn Sunday Sport Events” – Sunday July 23, 6.30-8.30pm, SLO-PITCH, at Hepburn Ball Diamond – co-ed adults, host Chantelle Smith.  Fans and non-players welcome to bring a lawn chair. Volunteers are welcome for other dates and sports! More info to come.  Soccer?  Ultimate Frisbee?  Beach Volleyball?  3 on 3 Basketball?  Street Hockey?  Etc.  If you are interested in planning something, contact Lisa at info@hepburn.ca.  Other dates are still under discussion.
  • July 26 – NEW:  Summer Special Event – Colour and Connect with Karen Stobbe, Wednesday, July 26, 1.30-3.00pm, at Town Office.  RSVP to book at spot to info@hepburn.ca, only 8 spots available.  FREE admission to event, coffee or tea, art supplies.   Material cost per person: $20/Stella Bella Colouring Book.   Art supplies provided.  Learn watercolour techniques.  Poster at Town Office.
  • July 26 – Neighbour Nights –  Next one at Bethany Campus, 703-2nd Street East. Click here for: Poster 2017
  • July 29 – Museum of Wheat Information – Summer is a great time to introduce new people to our landmark and historical Museum of Wheat and Schoolhouse.  Share this info with people coming to our area this year.  Saturdays 10am-3pm, and tours by appointment.   New information is going up at the Museum to assist people with a self-guided tour.  **Watch for Threshing Day Updates, Saturday, September 9th!
  • July 30 – “Hepburn Sunday Sport Events” – Sunday July 30, 6.30-8.30pm, SPIKEBALL, at Hepburn School, U14 Soccer Field, near playground, host Leanne Thiessen.  Fans and non-players welcome to bring a lawn chair. Volunteers are welcome for other dates and sports! More info to come.  Soccer?  Ultimate Frisbee?  Beach Volleyball?  3 on 3 Basketball?  Street Hockey?  Etc.  If you are interested in planning something, contact Lisa at info@hepburn.ca.  Other dates are still under discussion.
  • September 9 –  **Watch for Threshing Day Updates, Saturday, September 9th!  Storytime at 11.00am in Schoolhouse, “Canada 150 Colouring” with Karen in Schoolhouse, Lunch at 11.30am, Threshing Demonstration to follow, Hourly Tours!
  • KIDVENTURE –  http://hepburnmb.com/events-2/summer-kids-programs/ – Next one is Wednesday, August 2 is “Bike Rodeo” at Hepburn MB Church Grounds, 1.30-3.00pm, sponsored by Rosthern RCMP and Town of Hepburn.  Mark your calendars for August 9, 16, 23.  Details TBA.  Children Aged 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.  NOTE: There is a Kidventure Passport for every child who registers at the program, with their own photo and activity ideas for the whole summer!
  • KIDVENTURE PASSPORTS – Passports can be stamped at the Town Office.  Send your “Kidventure Passport Holders” to the office to see what there is for free!  (Pins, temporary tattoos, candies, colouring sheets, maps, etc).
  • Skunk Concerns:  Email the office at info@hepburn.ca with your address, name, and description of skunk concern/sightings, and we will add you to our list.  We have skunk traps now and are using them.  Thanks for your patience.
  • Registration Form for First Aid Training Course:  **NEW pricing for participants under 16 – $90 for course.   Great training for any younger babysitters wanting to add to their resume!   Course offered Monday August 21 and Tuesday August 22, 6.00-9.30pm, at Hepburn School.  Complete form and submit with payment at the Town Office by August 11.  Payment by cash or cheque payable to Hepburn Parks and Rec. Click here to view:  Training Registration Form.  Please share with other interested friends, family, or community members.
  • Outdoor Classroom Project at Hepburn School:  Jamie Block and Verna Eaton are part of a Hepburn School committee working to install an outdoor classroom east of the elementary end.   They are looking for donations of skilled labour, mulch, and volunteer raking (and more) as the project unfolds.  There is ground prep work happening sometime in July, and mulch raking.  See mini-article in the latest Howler.  If you would like to find out more or sign up, contact info@hepburn.ca.
  • COUNCIL UPDATE (July 5 Meeting):  Council discussed Tree Trimming.  Standards were decided as follows: Trees to be trimmed in order to allow the grader to pass without being damaged.  At least 10-12 ft. high over streets and alleys.  Trimmed back to property lines if lower than 10 – 12 ft.  Sidewalks – trimmed to edge of sidewalk to not encroach on pedestrians and at least 8 ft. high over sidewalks.  Thank you for your cooperation.

OTHER NOTICES:

  • NEW FOR FALL: REFIT Fitness Class Begins!  Wednesday, September 13, at 7.30-8.30pm, for 8 weeks.  Registration info coming soon!  Watch facebook too.  Instructor Saunja Braun, Waldheim.  Location to be confirmed.
  • Property Tax Notices for 2017:  Notices were mailed July 5.  There is 4% off if paid in full by Aug 31, 3% by Sep 30, 2% by Oct 31, 1% by Nov 30.
  • Tree Branch Solution –  Did you know that The Tree Whisperer will leave chipped mulch in town if they are working in our town and the customer doesn’t want it?  If you are getting trimming done and don’t want the chips, let us know as the School’s Outdoor Classroom project welcomes donations for ground cover.
  • 50/50 Raffle Tickets:   For sale at the Town Office when Lisa is in, on MWF!  $20 for 1 ticket, or $100 for 10 tickets.  All Proceeds going towards building a new hospital in Rosthern.  Cheques should be made payable to Sask Valley Hospital Foundation Inc.  Draw Date:  December 1st, 2017.
  • ANIMAL TAGS ARE IN!  – Did you know that 107 PETS are now registered?   Cat Owners (tags required) and Hen Owners (no tags required), this includes you!  See Animal Control Bylaw & Animal License Registration Form.  Submit registration form & photo to info@hepburn.ca.  New Tags are in!  If you already registered and need a tag or multiples, stop in!  If you have a concern about an animal, please use this form and submit a photo if you have one available to info@hepburn.ca – Complaint Form.
  • Planning a Building or Development Project?  Check the Town Office Page.  All permits require the use of the Building and Development Permit Form, plus the “Specifications” Form of the project type (Deck, Garage, etc).  All projects need site plans.  Questions?  Contact the Office.
  • Loraas Info: Collection Schedule 2017 is available here.  Questions about services, call (306) 242-2300, M-F 8.00am-5.00pm.  If you think that your street got missed, contact us.  For Bin Rentals, contact Loraas  at 306-242-2300 or http://www.loraas.ca/service-quote/