The Town Office is located at 606 1st Street North in Big River Community Centre, Big River SK.
To contact the Town Office: Phone 306-469-2112
Box 220, Big River, SK S0J 0E0
The municipal office is open from 8:30 am to noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Administrator: Gail Gear
Assistant Administrator: Noreen Olsen
Fees for Office Services
Tax Certificate: $10.00 per roll number
Town Map – (map pdf)
Lots for Sale – enclosed list is updated to February 11, 2013 and is for notice purposes only (lots pdf)
Building and Development Permits - (building/development information pdf)
Bylaw Enforcement The Town of Big River currently engages EPS Management Services to assist with bylaw enforcement.
Information provided by Statistics Canada 2011 Population of the Town of Big River: 639
Residential Front Street Garbage Pickup is scheduled to start during the summer of 2012. (waste mgmt. info attached) Businesses can arrange with Highway 55 Waste Management for garbage pickup. The Town of Big River operates the Big River Waste Disposal Site, a transfer station, jointly with R.M. No. 555. Landfill hours are currently Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 7:00 p.m. For current fees please go to “ Landfill and Refuse “ under “Residential Services” of this website.
Maintenance Foreman/Public Works: Rob Warriner
Maintenance Assistant: Garry Anderson
Maintenance Assistant: Peter Aitchison
Water Treatment Plant
96 1st Street North
Information surrounding the quality of Town of Big River water can be obtained from the report - Drinking Water Quality and Compliance (water quality report pdf)
406 1st Street North (306) 469-2141
Water Tank Fill available 24/7 - potable water - coin operated
Fees for Custom Work
The following rates apply for custom work:
Loader/Grader with man $81.25/hour
Tractor/Mower with man $62.50/hour
Garbage Truck with man $62.50/hour
Push Mower with man $31.25/hour
Odd jobs by Maintenance $31.25/hour
Fire/Ambulance Call 911
Control Burn 1 (866) 404-4911
By authority of The Municipalities Act in the Province of Saskatchewan, an elected group of representatives form the Council of the Town of Big River. The Council consists of a Mayor and four Councillors. The mission statement of the Council by RES#56/07 is “to maintain and enhance the economic, cultural and social well being of our rate payers by providing services to the public which can not be feasibly be achieved individually such as transportation, protective, environmental, public health, welfare, economic development, recreational and cultural services, such services provided for the benefit of the public as a whole.”
Current Council Members
Mayor: Rob Buckingham 469-2008 or 469-7656 (cell)
Councillors: Darren Osinchuk 469-4467 or 469-7653 (cell)
Al Hrynkiw 469-2445 or 469-7225 (cell)
Chad Dunn 469-4558 or 469-7658 (cell)
Carla Chadwick 469-2100 or 469-7908 (cell)
Regular Council Meetings
Are scheduled as follows: May 22, June 18, July 9, August 9, September 17 and October 15, 2012. Meetings are held in Big River Community Centre to start at 9:00 a.m.
Four Standing Committees of Council are appointed to work with matters relating to the operation of the Town of Big River - Administration and Finance, Transportation Services, Protection Services, Environment and Health Services.
Interested community members are appointed by the Council to various committees and boards. These volunteers spend countless hours in their positions designed to enhance services and quality of life in the Big River Community. Active boards and committees are as follows but not limited to: Big River Recreation Improvement Association, Big River & District Recreation & Cultural Board, Big River and District Health Care Professional Recruitment Board, Big River and District Fire Department, Big River and District Landfill Committee, Big River Stakeholders Advisory Committee, Big River Local Library Board
Minutes and Bylaws: Council Minutes and Bylaws are available to the public during regular office hours.
- May 4 - Parkview Wildlife Fed Awards Banquet
- May 11 - Big River Bible Camp Fun Run
- Jun 1-2 - Big River Walleye Classic
- June 7 - 4H Achievement Day
- June 21-22 Country at the Creek