The past year has seen crews with the City of Estevan constantly on the go, whether removing snow in the wake of a blizzard to repairing the roads, streets and infrastructure underneath. 

For Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack, over 30 years in the role, the biggest event that stood out to him was the storms that started the year.

"I don't think anybody in the city will forget the winter of 2017. Our crews worked hard, and I think we all did a good job cleaning up the city and making sure that our residents could travel around freely," he said, expressing their gladness that they aren't experiencing the same scenario this time around.

One of the largest initiatives undertaken by the Roads and Drainage department was one that involved the whole of the population, namely, Operation Clean Sweep.

"It was invented a couple of years ago to promote our city, and clean up our yards, city streets and commercial areas. It will be happening again this spring, and as well we have free landfill weekends in the fall."

Crews were also quite busy maintaining the roads of the town, fixing water and sewer mains, as well as cracks and patches. Not only that, but the controversial speed humps were installed on Wellock Road by decision of council.

"Afterwards, I think that people got really used to them. They're not so radical that they annoy people, so they've served their purpose well," Mack said.

2018 will potentially see more work on the rehabilitation of King Street, in addition to continuing their focus on keeping the town clean and maintained, including street sweeping, painting and more.

More Local News

SaskPower Pleased With Performance Of CCS at Boundary Dam Power Station

SaskPower’s carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station had a great year in 2018, according to their vice president of power production, Howard Matthews. The facility…

Millions for Crop Research in Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, the federal Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $12 million in funding for forty-four crop-related research…

Humane Society Receives Big Boost With $5000 Grant

The humane society has recently received a $5000 grant from the Western Financial western community foundation. Angela Prette with the humane society was extremely happy with the amount of the grant…

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

Pharmacies Running Out Of Flu Vaccine

It’s been a tough flu season in Canada and now some pharmacies in the Estevan area have been running out of the flu vaccine. Jeff Hilderman at the Estevan Pharmasave has seen his pharmacy run out of… is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide