Are you a farmer or rancher with marginal or ecologically sensative land? The ALUS-WUQWATR Program is seeking new participants in their watershed. The ALUS program can help you establish wetlands, native prairie, pollinator habitat, and other environmental stewardship projects on your land. Even better, ALUS pays you annually to keep these projects in prime working order. Your ALUS projects can help produce cleaner air, cleaner water, and more biodiversity, benifitting both your farm and your community. Across Canada, more than 750 producers have laready enrolled over 23,000 acres in the ALUS program. For more information, contact 306-552-3560 or ALUS@wuqwatr.ca. 

For more information on other WUQWATR programs and partnerships, please visit their website at http://wuqwatr.ca/programs-services/agri-environmental-technical-services/.

The Pense District Volunteer Fire Department is 100% volunteer and they are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and ready to lend assistance to the residents, business partners and commuting traffic. Over the last five years, they have become a fully functioning and active department. 

The R.M. of Pense covers 840 kmwhich includes a very busy 26 kms stretch of Highway 1 commuting traffic. In 2019, the department responded to 44 highway rescue, grassfire, structure fire and first response calls. Pense District Volunteer Fire Department is solely responsible for providing fire and rescue to our area. 

The department receives an operational budget from the R.M. and Town of Pense, and it is through these funds and generous donations that the necessary equipment has been acquired over the past few years. In order to provide the high level of service to everyone living, working and travelling though our area, the department is now in need of  a new firehall to house the equipment essential to fire and rescue response and to provide a training space for the volunteers. The property for the firehall has been purchased and plans have been drawn up. We look forward to starting construction in the spring of 2021.

 

Road Closed 2020The R.M. is temporarily closing the dirt portion of Range Road 2222 for two miles north of Twp Rd 184 (10-Mile Road) until further notice.

Office hours will be by appointment only during the hours of:

9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday.

Please call the office at 306-345-2303 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Masking is now required in all indoor public places in Pense by the authority of a Saskatchewan Public Health Order effective November 16, 2020. Thank you for your cooperation.

The R.M.'s of Pense, Edenwald, Lumsden and Lajord and the Towns of Lumsden, Grand Coulee, Pense, Pilot Butte, Balgonie, Belle Plaine and Buena Vista have worked together to adopt a comprehensive rideshare policy. Rideshare allows travellers the ability to request on-demand transportation. Anyone can request a ride, increasing access to employment areas, medical appointments, shopping trips, family visits, and special events. It is particularly important to residents and businesses in rural aresas needing transportaion options. Thank you to the R.M. of Edenwald, which has let the initiative.

clubroot2The 2020 clubroot monitoring program incorporates on-farm testing, external reporting of clubroot by producers and agrologists, and in-field surveillance through the general canola disease survey and a clubroot-specific survey in high-risk areas of the province. DNA-based testing can be used to detect low levels of the clubroot pathogen. Early detection and proactive clubroot management strategies can be used to keep spore levels low and minimize yield losses.

To encourage testing, SaskCanola and the Minisitry of Agricultrue are offering fall clubroot soil testing to producers across the province. Taking part in this program has value for you as an individual producer, and also provides value for your fellow Saskatchewan canola producers. The $100 value of this test is covered by SaskCanola.

For more information and to sign up to receive your free test, call SaskCanola at 306-975-0262 or the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 306-866-457-2377.

This new network will allow Saskatchewan residents to receive credible, accurate and timely crime prevention information directly from their local RCMP detachment. When a detachment becomes aware of an incident or crime, they can issue an advisory via the system and local residents who have signed up for the program will become aware of what happened within minutes.

Only those who have signed up to receive notifications from RCMP detachments in southern Saskatchewan will receive advisories.

Signing up to be part of the network is free and only takes a few minutes. You choose which RCMP detachment area(s) you want to receive notifications from and how you want to receive them, whether it be via text message, email, phone call or through the mobile app. Visit SARM.ca, SUMA.org or click here to proceed to the Saskatchewan Crime Watch website to sign up.