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Usually, but please contact the Town Office at 306-948-3317 to be sure.
Please see Schedule "A" - Fees in Bylaw No 23-851.
Animal licenses can be bought at the Town Office (202 3rd Ave West) Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
All animal licenses expire December 31st of the year issued. Licenses must be renewed prior to the expiration of the current year, and will be available at the Town Office in late fall.
All cats and dogs that are four months of age or older, require an animal license (see Section 13 Exemptions in Bylaw No. 23-851).
Animal licenses expire December 31st of the year issued.
Stray animals can be taken to the Biggar Vet Clinic. The Town of Biggar will not pick up any stray animals.
Biggar is a pet-friendly community. Our off-leash dog area, Central Bark, is located at the north end of Ontario Street. In all other areas of the Town of Biggar, dogs must be leashed at all times. Pet owners are reminded to please bring their own pet bags whenever they are out and about with their furry friends, so they are able to clean up after them.
Please call a professional pest control service to assist you.
Please see Schedule "D" - Prohibited Animals in Bylaw No. 23-851.
The Town of Biggar does not rent traps out.
Trapping dogs or cats at large is not permitted in the Town and is considered an offence. Please contact a professional animal control service to assist you.
The Rates are:
Daily AdmissionPreschool (0 – 5) FreeChild (6 – 14) $5.00Adult (15+) $6.00Family $20.00
Season PassesPreschool (0-5) FreeChild (6-17) $90.00Adult (18+) $110.00Family (up to 2 adults, 4 kids) $250.00Add extra child to family $40.00Aquasize $90.00Punch Cards (12 Swims)Preschool (0-5) FreeChild (6-17) $50.00Adult (18+) $60.00LessonsParent & Tot/Preschool (30 Min) $ 40.00Swimmer 1-2 (30 Min) $50.00Swimmer 3-6 (30 min) $65.00Rookie, Ranger, Star Patrol (60 Min) $75.00Bronze’s $150.00Private/Adult Lessons $15 per 15 minutes
Rentals1 Hour (Includes two guards) $100.00Additional Guards $25.00
The tennis courts and beach volleyball court are first come, first serve and they do not cost anything to use.
To be announced
Biggar Community Hall: 306-948-3317
Biggar Museum and Gallery: 306-948-3451
Biggar New Horizons: 306-948-5115
Westwinds Motor Hotel (Centennial Room): 306-948-3301
There are different options for wedding venues in Biggar. There are a number of churches you can contact to inquire, or contact the Town Office for the Biggar Community Hall, which accommodates seating for approximately 400 people. For rates please see Town Policies - Biggar Community Hall Rental Rates. For other inquiries please contact the Town office at 306-948-3317.
Some activities do happen at other locations, including the Biggar Aquatic Centre, local parks, and the Museum.
The Day Camp fees are: $120 / child $175 / Family (maximum of 3 children) $10 / drop-in Fees can be paid via Cash, Cheque, or Debit/Credit. Note: Debit/Credit transactions are only available at the Town Office.
Contact the Recreation Director at the Town Office 306-948-3317 or email@example.com
Spurred by a philanthropic couple who are providing up to $2.5M in matching dollars, the Town's revitalization plans have been driven by the community. considerable consultation and planning occurred in conjunction with the residents of Biggar and area to create the master concept for the Town's next chapter.
The bold plans will energize and revitalize the town, attract new residents and visitors, and will make Biggar the envy of like-sized communities. An animated and vibrant downtown core encourages commerce, is walkable, accessible to seniors, sensitive to the environment, and celebrates heritage.
Comments heard during the open-house presentations regarding the plans include:
Ina Lou and Wayne Brownlee approached Biggar in 2019 with a generous offer to give back to the community they were raised in. A committee of community members was assembled in 2020 to inform development of a concept plan to revitalize Biggar based on residents' wishes.
Concepts developed by landscape architecture firm Crosby Hanna & Associates were shared at community open houses in January 2021 outlining a major revitalization of Main Street and the former CN grounds. Final plans incorporating community feedback were approved by Council in April 2021.
A generous matching donation of $2.5M has been offered by the Ian Lou and Wayne Brownlee Family Foundation. This capital fundraising campaign aims to match the entire $2.5M in order to maximize the opportunity presented.
The Town has initiated planning to consider future maintenance and/or operational costs. The project will be managed in such a way that these costs are minimized to the best ability through sustainable features and practices (e.g. LED lighting, solar power, water capture).
Absolutely! Donations can be pledged over a period of up to 5 years. Your gift can be made on a weekly, monthly or annual basis.
The Town has planned for bridge financing to cover any interim financing throughout the pledge period offered to donors.
The Town of Biggar has been, and will continue to be, a significant partner in this project. As the total cost of the project is $7.5M, the Town if working towards partnering with all levels of government to attain funds beyond the community fundraising goal.
The Town's hope is to move forward with this project without raising taxes to cover capital costs of the revitalization.
In order to maximize the generous matching funds, the Town of Biggar aims to meet the fundraising goal of $2.5M from other generous donors. Corporate donations, sponsorships, and foundation grants will be pursued in addition to personal donations.
Biggar's Mayor and Council are responsible for final decisions on this project. The project will be managed and executed by Town administration.
Digital town halls, open houses presenting the master concept, stakeholder ground, and a volunteer fundraising campaign have all been undertaken to ensure community engagement. The residents of Biggar and the surrounding areas have participated in these activities in high numbers allowing Town Council to move forwards confidently knowing that the community is on board with the plans.
A volunteer fundraising team has been complied that serves to represent the many stakeholder groups within the community including business, agriculture and more.
The start of the renovations will depend on when the necessary funds are raised. Some work may be completed in phases.
All funds raised in this campaign will go toward the capital project. A breakdown of the project budget can be provided for further detail.
The campaign is volunteer driven and managed. We anticipate all campaign expenses to be less than $10,000.00. The Biggar Membership Program has a separate fulfillment budget with an ROI of 1,000%.
With the professional expertise of Crosby Hanna.
More information, including how to get involved as a donor and/or volunteer, can be found on the Town of Biggar's Facebook page, the campaign leadership team and D'Shae Bussiere (Community Development Officer)
Please see Bylaw 17-790.
Fees and regulations are set in accordance with our Cemetery Bylaw No. 18-805. Please click on the link for more information.
Beautiful U / New U Fitness 306-948-9104
Biggar Flower and Gift Shop 306-948-2616
Designs By Ann 306-948-3666
The 2016 Federal census results show Biggar's population to be 2,226 people.
The 2011 Federal census results show Biggar's population to be 2,161 people.
Public Works (Maintenance) Shop is open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. We have an on-call employee 24/7 to help with any unexpected issues that may arise (ie: water/sewer concerns). Call 306-948-7922.
Spring until Fall (weather permitting) 10 am to 8 pm.
There are washrooms in Buckingham Park which is located adjacent to the Fat Cat Splash Park.
No, change room facilities are not available at the Splash Park.
No, pets are not allowed in the Splash Park.
The Fat Cat Splash Park is located on the 300 block of 3rd Avenue East next to Buckingham Park.
The Splash Park cannot be reserved.
Garbage day pick-up is on Monday and Tuesday mornings. If there has been a long weekend, garbage pick-up days may be delayed up to one day. For Commercial properties, garbage pick up is on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Pit Construction / Placement
1. Must be 3 meters (10 feet) from buildings, property lines, or combustible materials and located in an area free of dry grass, brush or combustible soil, such as peat moss.
2. Pit shall not exceed 1 meter (3 feet) in width, height or diameter when measured between widest points.
3. The fire pit or outdoor fire place shall have enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete blocks, and heavy gauge metal or non-combustible material acceptable to the Fire Chief.
4. A spark arrester mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25 cm (1/2 inch) and constructed of expanded metal must be used to cover the fire pit opening in a manner sufficient to contain and reduce the hazards or airborne sparks.
Conditions for Burning
1. At least one (1) responsible adult shall be in attendance at all times to monitor and control the fire and have available means to extinguish the fire should an emergency situation develop.
2. The fire pit or outdoor fire place shall be used in a manner which does not cause any inconvenience or nuisance to neighbors.
3. Only the following material shall be permitted for burning in a fire pit or outdoor fire place:- Clean wood products with no preservatives- Prefabricated burning logs- Manufactured combustible gases or solid fuel designated for home barbecue use.
Please use caution when using a outdoor fire pit, be aware of all conditions surrounding the area and you will enjoy a summer of fun.
1) Plaza Mobile Home Park & RV Park. Call 306-948-2554 or 306-948-7161.Each site includes electricity, water & sewer. There is a also a shower building.
2) Biggar Regional Park. Contact Jim Besse at 306-948-2127 for information.
Of course, breastfeeding does not require a special place and is appropriate—as the Canadian government’s slogan says—”anytime, anywhere.” The purpose of the symbol is not to segregate breastfeeding, but to help integrate it into society by better accommodating it in public.
The International Breastfeeding Symbol is now used all over the world to demonstrate supportive, safe places for women to breastfeed their children. Businesses, public, and governmental spaces use this symbol to say “Breastfeeding welcome here.”
In Biggar, the logo is being displayed at Biggar Pharmasave, Leslie's Drug Store, and the Parent Mentoring Office (102-6th Avenye East).
Applications may be dropped off in person, emailed, mailed or faxed to Marty Baroni, Chief Administrative Officer or Amanda Carruthers, Assistant Administrator. Box 489 Biggar, SK S0K 0M0 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Fax To: 306-948-5134
The landfill is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Winter Season (October 1st to April 15th) and Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Summer Season (April 16th to September 30th).
Yes, there are tipping fees at our landfill. Please see the attached document for our current fee schedule.
The following charges for permits:- 2 or less fixtures = $20- 3 to 10 fixtures = $40- over 10 fixtures = $40 + $5 for every additional fixture- connection to municipal sewage system = $20- inspection of a private sewage system = $30
Please apply to Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) online at: https://www.slga.com/permits-and-licences/charitable-gaming/raffles.
For raffles with prizes not exceeding $2,500.00, there is a $0.00 application fee.
Great news! SLGA provides a Charitable Gaming Grant of 25% of the net proceeds once a follow-up financial report is submitted.
In formal correspondence to Town Council or during an introduction of the mayor to a group or event, you would address the mayor as "His Worship the Mayor." After using the formal address once, it is then appropriate to use more general terms. In a personal introduction, you would address the mayor as "Mr. Mayor" or "Your Worship," and councillors as "Councillor."
Please contact the Town Office at 306-948-3317
Council is responsible for developing and evaluating the policies and programs while setting the direction for the Town of Biggar. The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible to the Council of the Town of Biggar for the overall administration of municipal operations of the town in accordance with objectives, policies and plans approved by the Council. Call the Town Office at 306-948-3317 or visit the Town Office at 202 - 3rd Avenue West Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday - from the first week of April to the last week of October
Your cart should be 3 feet from the curb and any other objects (ex. parked cars or other bins)
Please DO NOT bag your items - If a bag is required use a paper bag.
No, please do not put your branches/twigs in the Organics bin. The Town employees will go around twice a year to collect small twigs and branches from the back alleys.
No, you don't have to use it if you choose not to. Know that you will then be in charge of all organic wastes - the Town will not pick anything up from the back alleys.
Please see the list of items that ARE allowed and NOT allowed on the organics page.
Please contact the Assistant Administrator, Amanda Carruthers, at the Town Office at 306-948-3317. A list of available lots in Town are available
If you have a mortgage on your property, and your mortgage company is responsible to pay property taxes on your behalf, the notification of taxes due is sent to the mortgage company.
The mill rate has two components - the municipal portion and the education portion. The municipal mill rate is established by Town Council once the Town of Biggar budget has been approved for the year. The Province of Saskatchewan establish uniform mill rates for education and then work together to establish a uniform education mill rate for the Town of Biggar. Additional mill rates for special requisitions are approved on a yearly basis.
The mill rate indicates the amount of tax you will pay for every $1,000.00 of assessment placed on your property.
For example - if the mill rate (municipal and school) is 12.5 mills-for every $1,000.00 of assessment you will pay $12.50 of taxes. Therefore, if you have property assessed at $100,000 your tax bill would be $1,250.00.
Assessment X Mill rate / 1000 = Property tax amount
A school support declaration can be provided to the Town of Biggar at any time, but it will not become effective until the following year the declaration was signed.
Readings are done every 2 months: February, April, June, August, October and December.
• If you do not have an existing active water account (i.e., you are not transferring your account), connection fees are as follows: $125 deposit which is transferable or refundable if you move or disconnect your water MUST be paid prior to any services being connected. • You must come into the Town Office and pay by cheque, cash, credit or debit. We will need an address and a box number so we can send you the bills. Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (excluding holidays) at 202-3rd Avenue West Biggar, SK S0K 0M0
Minimum bill for residential services is $120.00 for any usage between 0 - 4,000 gallons. If you use more then 4,000 gallons you will be billed an overage charge of $5.00/1,000 gallons of water.
There are a few payment options available:
If you voluntarily choose to disconnect and/or reconnect your water, there is a $25 fee for each action. Please provide notice at least 1 business day before this service is needed.
Note: If your water was shut off by the Town due to an unpaid bill, the reconnection fee is $75 plus the outstanding utility bill amount.
Yes, we require your billing information and the date that you moved into this house. You are also required to pay a $125 deposit.
Please provide notice a few days in advance of moving in to your residence.
During precautionary boil water advisories or boil water orders, you should boil all water used for drinking, preparing food, beverages, ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, or brushing teeth. Infant formulas should be prepared using boiled tap water, at all times.
It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as showering, laundry, or bathing. Adults, teens, and older children can wash, bathe, or shower; however, they should avoid swallowing the water. Toddlers and infants should be sponge-bathed. .
The Town has a potable water fill station near the water tower located at 301 - 8th Avenue West.
The fee for water fill is:
1 token or $1 for 225 gallons
5 tokens or $5 for 1,000 gallons
Tokens may be purchased at the Town Office, or you may use loonies.