March 17, 2021 Covid Update

March 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

The words from our Premier this week stated “cautious optimism” in light of increased vaccinations and lower Covid 19 numbers in most areas. He reminds us to continue to follow guidelines, stay hopeful and book in for vaccinations as soon as you can. There are clinics booked for the PCC in Kerrobert and we remind people to book online or call 1-833-727-5829. In speaking to those who have already booked the system is easy to maneuver!

Covid Updates Current guidelines were extended into April. • Mandatory masking province-wide in indoor public spaces • Effective March 19 worship services will be permitted up to 30% of occupation or 150 attendees, whichever is lesser. • Mandatory, non-medical mask use will be required during all indoor fitness activities, with aquatic activities the only exception. Fitness activities, including Walk this Way, in groups of eight or fewer continues to be permitted, for all ages. • All private dwelling indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 individuals. o It is recommended the 10 individuals be from no more than two additional households. o You must be consistent in your household bubble, the bubble of 10 should always be the same individuals. You should not join multiple bubbles. o Caregivers, support personnel and tradespersons who are not a member of the household and not included when determine the maximum number of people allowed. • Outdoor gatherings limited to maximum 10 people (People in attendance must ensure that physical distancing of at least two metres between households is maintained) • Capacity will be restricted to 30 people at all arenas, live theatres, movie theatres, performing arts venues and any other facilities providing social distancing can be obtained. • Indoor public banquets, conferences, and wedding in public venues will be limited to 30 people. Food or beverages may not be present or served.

• One family at a time is welcome in the Library to browse for books. Curbside pickup are still available.

Sask Winter Games For the first time in Saskatchewan Games history, Regina is preparing to host the upcoming 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games from Feb. 20 – 26, 2022! This will mark the 50th anniversary of the Sask Games, and this will be an event to remember, with more than 1,800 athletes, coaches and official gathering in Regina to share in the thrill of competition and camaraderie on the provincial stage. Kerrobert youth who have attended in the past share stories of making once in a lifetime memories. If you have a youth athlete or are interested in coaching, be sure to check out the information that can be found online as the call for athletes and coaches is now out!

New or Used Zamboni The decision to purchase a new or used Zamboni will need to be made by June 2021 to ensure enough time for purchase and delivery by August. Thank you to those who have contacted the Recreation Office to show support! If you or your company is interested in supporting this important project, please contact the Recreation Department.

Town of Kerrobert

Tel: (306) 834-2361

Fax: (306) 834-2633


P. O. Box 558


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Hillside Lodge Information The Kerrobert Housing Authority currently has vacancies in Hillside Lodge for people ages 55+. They also continue to look for one Board member. This Board is responsible for operating and making decisions regarding the Hillside Lodge, Ruperts Court and Wheatfield Manor in Dodsland. For more information, please call Jan at (306) 834-8301.

Kerrobert Fairgrounds Many projects will be underway in April as the grounds dry up including repair of dugouts, bleachers, playground equipment and picnic tables, new shale for Diamond 1 & 2 and new fence and shale for Diamond 3. Our recent Fairground meeting was full of optimism for opening for ball, 4H and Rodeo activities. Kerrobert Minor Ball reminds participants to register before March 30 as they see what numbers they have for local teams.

Kerrobert Swimming Pool The Kerrobert Swimming Pool is scheduled to open Friday June 4! Current guidelines tell us that we can open our pool and hold swimming lessons despite some restrictions that will need to be followed. We are waiting to hear back from Kerrobert Composite School on whether or not we can host June swimming lessons for KCS students. If the school division is unable to permit swimming lessons during school hours we will open those times up for private lessons and increase the hours of aquasizes. We are currently contacting all applicants for pool positions and will be excited to share those names with you in the near future. The Recreation Department is so excited for the 2021 pool season!

A few reminders:

• Handibus operates on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays by calling 834-7464.

• Courtroom Gallery is open during the office open hours of 8:30 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:30.

• Kerrobert Library is open Tues to Friday. See the website or facebook for hours.

• Kerrobert Landfill hours :

o November 1st to March 31st

▪ Thurs: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

▪ Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

• Kerrobert History books are on sale for $20 from the Town office.

• West Central Crisis Center is in Kerrobert every Weds. Call (306) 463-6655 to book in.

• March 23 – Communities in Bloom meeting. New members welcome – contact the Rec office.

• March 29 & 30 – Prairie Branches Bottle drive, call (306) 494-7055 for pick up.

• March 30 - Minor Ball registration is due. Call Rachael for more information at 306-834-7186.

• April – various dates - Hunter Safety Class will run, call (306) 460-5260 for more information

• May 13 – Kerrobert Library Meeting

• July 3-4, 2021 - Courthouse Centennial Celebration and Rodeo 2021

• Sept. 17, 2021 – Memorial Arena opens

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patricks Day! “May you be given: for every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise, and a blessing for each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share; for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer”. Be kind to yourself and others and reach out for extra help if you need it.

Sask Health Line – 811 211 Saskatchewan – 211 (24 hour, free, confidential service to help connect to mental health services) West Central Crisis Center – 1-306-463-6655 West Central Crisis after hours – 1-306-463-1860 (24 hour line) Heartland Health Region - 1-866-268-9139 Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 Kerrobert Food Bank - 834-5294 or 834-8292 Kerrobert KidSport – 834-2344