Give us a call:306.744.2212

Welcome to the Town of Saltcoats

Saltcoats is a growing community. It has several locally owned businesses, active community organizations, a K-8 school, preschool, daycare, and a variety of cultural and recreational facilities. Saltcoats is located 27 km from the City of Yorkton. Due to the picturesque setting of Anderson Lake, Saltcoats has earned the title of "The Laketown".


Reminder for Oversized Household Waste Bin on High Street

Please do not place any garbage/waste on the ground beside the bin. Doing so can result in the loss of the Town’s licence to have this bin. The bin is a privilege for all residents and many use it. We do not want to have this privilege taken away from residents. If the bin is full, please hold onto your items until we receive an empty bin. There will be two bins from May to October. If you require help putting items into the bin, please call the Town Office and we will notify Public Works that help is required. Thank you.

Street Paving Information

Click here to view the slide presentation from the Public Hearing & Information Meeting on
April 30, 2024. Click here to view frequently asked questions and answers.


Kids Contest 2024



Saltcoats Historic Cemetery

Thank you from the Saltcoats Historic Cemetery Committee to those who have made, and those who continue to make, donations to our Cemetery Rejuvenation Project. Every gift honours family and friends who have been buried there. Visitors to the cemetery commend the community of Saltcoats for the ongoing maintenance and the improvements being made to the cemetery. We have the following requests:
1) Please continue to encourage family and friends now living away to support this rejuvenation project.
2) We are seeking information about the cemetery care over the decades. If you have any information about when the cemetery committee was established, and names of people who have been part of that, please share that with the Town Office or contact Walter Farquharson.
3) We’d appreciate receiving the gift (delivered) of well rotted manure to renew the soil in the flower beds.
4) If you would be able to help with occasional tree trimming and flower bed care, please leave your name and contact information at the Town Office or contact Walter at 306-744-2214.
 
Your support and involvement are much appreciated.
 
Cheques can be made payable to Town of Saltcoats. Please send cheques to Box 120, Saltcoats, SK S0A 3R0.
We also accept cash, debit and e-transfers to saltcoatspayments@sasktel.net. Please include what the e-transfer is for in the message box of the e-transfer.

 Chase the Ace 



For Sale

RO system and softener salt system located in the Community Hall.
Asking $1350 for everything.
If interested, contact the Town Office at (306) 744-2212.


 Leaks and Water Usage
Please ensure that there are no leaks in your water system as no adjustments/reductions can be made to your water bill for excessive consumption which may have resulted from a leak, burst pipe or fixture malfunction.

Suspect a Leak? Try these options:

  • Check taps, toilets, faucets, pipes, hoses, water softeners, water filters, humidifiers, and sprinkler systems for possible leaks. Any type of malfunction with your water softeners, humidifiers, irrigation system or air conditioning systems could be very costly.
  • Put food colouring in your toilet tank and if it seeps in the toilet bowl without flushing there is a leak.
  • Check your water filter system, these units can automatically go on "self-clean" mode, consuming thousands of litres of water daily.

Water Filtration Units and High Water Bills
Some houses use appliances such as humidifiers, water filtration units and water softeners that make the home more comfortable and can also use significant amounts of water. It is important that homeowners understand how these types of appliances work and how to control the amount of water they consume.

All appliances can malfunction and some water filtration units have been linked to extreme excessive water consumption. If you own any water filtration unit, we encourage you to monitor it regularly to ensure it is operating properly.

An increase in water use will result in high water bills. Water bill usage is based on the previous three months. If you think you have extreme usage this could be a result of many issues - outdoor watering, leaking tap, leaking outdoor tap or hose, water softener issues, ice makers and toilets, just to mention a few. You are responsible for the cost of all water that passes through your water meter, whether it is used or wasted.

The meters are electronic and the readings are automatic with an electronic reader. The town bills based on these numbers. We have yet to find a faulty water meter in town.

A simple way to test your meter is to read the meter, fill a 5-gallon pail, then read your meter again. This can help verify proper function.

The meters can generate an hourly report showing how many gallons have been used per hour during the previous billing period. These reports can be many pages long and are available for the cost of the printing if desired.


Message from the Laketown Leaders Club

Everyone is welcome to join the Laketown Leaders on Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:00pm in the Stirling Room to play card games, pool, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, cribbage or you can bring a favourite game! Coffee will be available mid-afternoon. Come on out to socialize and have some friendly competition. If you need a ride, that can be arranged. Spread the word, bring a friend!


 Historic Metal Silhouette Banners

The Saltcoats Beautification Committee has been replacing the cloth banners that hung on the power poles along Commercial St with metal silhouette designs. The designs of the silhouette banners have been chosen to highlight Saltcoats' long and rich history. Some of the designs include a train and old station - Saltcoats was the "end of the line" in its early history, a Northwest Mounted Policeman - Saltcoats had one of the first barracks for the Northwest Mounted Police, an elevator with grain being delivered in a wagon, the old telephone office with a lineman up a pole, the old bank, a plow competition, and a tribute banner to honour our veterans. More banners highlight the groups of settlers who settled in this area - the Scottish Crofters, the Patagonian Welsh, the Ukrainians and the Hungarians. There is also a Treaty 4 banner to acknowledge our treaty relationship with First Nations. The committee has more banners on the drawing board. These designs will acknowledge  Metis people and British settlers, highlight Saltcoats being the first incorporated village in the Northwest Territories and feature the environment and the need to care for it. If you have any ideas for a design or want to donate to this project, please contact the Town Office. Click here to view pictures of some of the banners.


Saltcoats Historic Cemetery
Rejuvenation Project

Some progress has been made on aspects of the Saltcoats Historic Cemetery Rejuvenation Project. Winter will be a time when our committee gathers information, makes specific plans, and looks after items that are not dependent on summer weather. After a great start, donations have stalled and we need all who care about the cemetery’s maintenance and improvement to do what they can to provide funds and, very importantly, get the message out to family and friends who no longer live within the community but who would have loved ones buried in this cemetery. Personal notes, Facebook pages, whatever connects you with others, have already proven helpful. Late summer and through the fall season just are not times when we give a lot of attention to projects like this. Please do all you can to pass the word to family and friends and to encourage them to help with this worthy effort to honour those who have gone before us. For more information, a list of projects and ways to help, please click here.


Email Notices

The Town of Saltcoats is offering residents the opportunity to receive specific municipal notices as attachments in an e-mail rather than by regular mail. There is a consent form to fill out before receiving e-mails. Click here to view the form.


 E-Transfer Payments

Town of Saltcoats accepts e-Transfers for the following payments:
taxes, utilities, licenses, invoices and other general payment items

Our email address for e-Transfers is:
saltcoatspayments@sasktel.net

Please include the following information in the message section of the e-Transfer:
• item you are making a payment on
• your account number or roll number if applicable
• your address if applicable

If you have any questions about sending e-Transfers, please contact the Town Office.

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