NEWS & EVENTS
Notice to All Pet Owners

Reminder that annual dog and cat license fees are due January 1, 2018.

[2018]
Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program

Applications for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program are now available at City Hall.  Deadline for applications is Wed, February 28, 2018.  Projects must take place between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Waste Collection Carts

Did you know that waste carts are not to be stored on city property. Waste collection carts must be returned to their usual storage place on private property on the day of collection or be subject to a fine of $25 for a 1st offence and $50 for a 2nd or subsequent offence.  Thank you for your attention to this regulation.

Historic Post Office Window Restoration Project

The Melfort Preservation and Rehabilitation Committee is continuing conservation and restoration of the Melfort Historic Post Office with the removal and repair or replacement of all windows on the main floor of the building.  Have your name engraved on a heritage postal box...a tax deductible legacy gift for family and friends.

 
NEWS

SaskEnergy Public Service Announcement

Jan 10, 2018

FINAL UPDATE - Thurs, Jan 11 - 10:00 PM:

SaskEnergy has now completed restoring natural gas service for customers in Melfort, Kinistino, St. Brieux and the surrounding areas affected by yesterday’s pipeline rupture and resulting loss of service.

SaskEnergy Technicians will continue running safety checks for customers in the area who had their furnaces automatically restart, or whose natural gas service was not disrupted; any customers in the affected area that have not yet had their service checked by SaskEnergy are asked to please call 1-888-700-0427.

In addition to service issues, if customers smell natural gas, they are asked to please contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427 immediately.

SaskEnergy would like to thank customers for their patience throughout this process, as well as the City of Melfort, the Town of Kinistino, the Town of St. Brieux and local First Responders for their support.

UPDATE - Thurs, Jan 11 - 1:00 PM:

SaskEnergy has made significant progress restoring individual services and relighting appliances for those customers in the Melfort area affected by yesterday’s pipeline rupture and resulting loss of service. Of the approximately 4,500 affected customers, an estimated 80% now have heat restored. We expect this work to be completed by end of day, and thank customers for their patience throughout the service restoration process.

SaskEnergy asks any customers in the affected area who have not yet had their service checked by SaskEnergy to please call 1-888-700-0427, even if they have service or their appliances automatically restarted. Priority response will be to customers still without heat; however SaskEnergy will be running safety checks on all services in the affected area. SaskEnergy will be maintaining elevated resource levels in the area until all safety checks have been completed.

The City of Melfort has established a Warming Centre at the Kerry Vickar Centre, 206 Bemister Ave East, for any SaskEnergy customers who do not have service. Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. – for more information please call 306-752-4177.

In addition to service issues, should customers think they smell natural gas, they are asked to please contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427 immediately.

UPDATE - Thurs, Jan 11 - 11:00 AM:

Technicians continue to work door-to-door in Melfort, Kinistino, St. Brieux and surrounding rural areas to restore natural gas service to the approximately 4,500 affected customers.

SaskEnergy has made significant progress restoring individual services, relighting appliances and performing safety checks – this work will continue throughout today and is expected to be completed this afternoon. SaskEnergy thanks customers for their patience as we work through the service restoration process.

*SaskEnergy asks any customers in the affected area who have not yet had their service checked by SaskEnergy to please call 1-888-700-0427, even if they have service or their appliances restarted on their own. Priority response will be to customers still without heat, however SaskEnergy will be running safety checks on all services in the affected area once service has been restored to all customers.*

In addition to service issues, should you think you smell natural gas, please contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427 immediately.

Additional information about what to do in the event of natural gas service disruption to your home or business can be found at: http://www.saskenergy.com/safety/servicedisruption.asp

UPDATE - Wed, Jan 10 - 4:30 PM:

SaskEnergy repair work continues at the high pressure transmission pipeline rupture between Weldon and Birch Hills, which caused a temporary pressure drop in the natural gas system in the Melfort area. Repairs are expected to continue into the evening and be completed later tonight.

SaskEnergy continues to work door-to-door in Melfort, Kinistino, St. Brieux and surrounding rural areas to restore natural gas service to the approximately 4,500 affected customers. More than 40 trained Technicians will be in the communities, working through the night to safely relight and restart appliances. SaskEnergy thanks customers for their patience as we work through the service restoration process

In situations where homeowners are not present, SaskEnergy will work with local RCMP, using the services of a locksmith, to enter the premises in order to restore service and prevent potential damage caused by frozen pipes. Any customer who has lost service is asked to contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427.

Additional information about what to do in the event of natural gas service disruption to your home or business can be found at: http://www.saskenergy.com/safety/servicedisruption.asp

UPDATE - Wed, Jan 10 - 12:00 noon

A rupture in SaskEnergy’s high pressure transmission line between Weldon and Birch Hills early this morning has caused a temporary pressure drop in its natural gas system in the Melfort area.

As a result of the loss of pressure, customers in St. Brieux, Kinistino, the City of Melfort, and surrounding rural areas are experiencing a disruption of natural gas service. It is estimated that approximately 4,500 customers have been affected. Additional resources have been sent to the area, and SaskEnergy Technicians are working door-to-door to restore services and assist customers in safely relighting and restarting their appliances.

Any customer who has lost service is asked to contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427.

A SaskEnergy construction crew has begun repairs at the site of the pipeline rupture. Once natural gas service has been restored, an investigation will take place to determine the cause of the pipeline rupture.

Additional information about what to do in the event of natural gas service disruption to your home or business can be found at: http://www.saskenergy.com/safety/servicedisruption.asp

UPDATE - Wed, Jan 10 - 10:00 AM:

SaskEnergy has located the source of the pressure drop in its natural gas system in the Melfort area – a pipeline rupture of a high pressure transmission line between Weldon and Birch Hills.  A SaskEnergy construction crew has been dispatched to the site to begin immediate repairs. Once natural gas service has been restored, an investigation will take place to determine the cause of the pipeline rupture.

SaskEnergy continues to respond to service outage calls in St. Brieux and the City of Melfort. Technicians and operators are still working to determine the scale of the service outage, and will go door-to-door to restore service and assist customers in relighting and safely restarting their appliances as soon as possible. Any customer who has lost service is asked to contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427.

Additional information about what to do in the event of natural gas service disruption to your home or business can be found at: http://www.saskenergy.com/safety/servicedisruption.asp

INITIAL PSA - Wed, Jan 10:

SaskEnergy is experiencing problems with its pipeline system in the Melfort area. Gas pressure in our lines has dropped, which has resulted in some customers losing service to their homes and businesses in St. Brieux, Kinistino and the City of Melfort. We do not know at this time how widespread outages of natural gas service may be.

SaskEnergy technicians and operators are working to address this issue as quickly as possible. Any customer who has lost service is asked to contact SaskEnergy at 1-888-700-0427. Once we are able to restore gas pressure to this part of our system, technicians will go door-to-door to restore service and assist customers in relighting and safely restarting their appliances.

If your service has been disrupted, here's a link to some tips on what people should do to protect themselves and their homes (pipes) when this happens during cold temperatures http://www.saskenergy.com/safety/servicedisruption.asp.  

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