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The City of Saskatoon civic election will take place on November 9, 2020.

For those who do not wish to vote in person, the City of Saskatoon has developed a mail-in ballot process.  If you would like to register for a mail-in ballot, please visit:

You may apply online from August 5 to October 30, 2020.

fax: 306-975-2971, phone: 306-975-2476

The 8th Street East Water Main Replacement Project is now nearing the completion of Phase 1. The following are approximate timelines for each phase, barring weather delays and unforeseen circumstances:

  •   Phase 1 – 8th Street East from Campbell Avenue to Arlington Avenue – beginning June 1, 2020 for approximately 5 weeks.
  •   Phase 2 – 8th Street East from Sommerfeld Avenue to Preston Avenue – approximately 4 weeks.
  •   Phase 3 - 8th Street East from Preston Avenue to Campbell Avenue - approximately 3 weeks.Throughout the project:
  •   Access to businesses along the south side of 8th Street East will be maintained by utilizing 7th Street East.
  •   All water services will be maintained through the use of temporary water lines. Businesses and residents will be notified in advance of the temporary line installations.
  •   Signage will ensure motorists and pedestrians are able to navigate safely through theconstruction zone and access all businesses along 8th Street East.
  •   Once temporary water lines are placed, Acadia Construction will ensure thatpedestrians and motorists can safely cross over these lines.
  •   Marketing tactics will be deployed by the City of Saskatoon ahead of the project aswell as throughout the duration of the project to let citizens know 8th Street Eastbusinesses remain accessible during this work.
  •   Project updates will continue to be provided every two weeks throughout the durationof the project.Over the past two weeks:
  •   Temporary water lines were installed in order to provide temporary water services tobusinesses adjacent to the water main work for Phase 1.
  •   The contractor completed the installation of the water main for Phase 1 of the project.
  •   Sidewalk rehabilitation continued and crews have successfully completed work on 8thStreet East from Arlington Avenue to Campbell Avenue.
  •   The contractor began preparing for the road rehabilitation work on 8th Street East fromArlington Avenue to Campbell Avenue.Over the next two weeks:

 The installation of temporary water lines by the contractor, Acadia Construction, will

During each phase, the east bound lanes of 8th Street East will close and east bound traffic will be diverted into the west bound lanes. Left-turn restrictions will be in place.page1image47583168

begin for Phase 2 of this project:

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o To receive temporary water service, a functioning outdoor faucet without backflow prevention will be necessary in order to connect your property to the temporary water system. When Acadia Construction contacts you to discuss your temporary water line, please confirm that you have this type of faucet.

o During the connection of temporary water lines to your property, there will be a small disruption in water services. Acadia Construction will discuss this process with you and detail what you can expect prior to connecting you to the temporary water line.

  •   With the water main now installed for Phase 1 of this project, crews will begin disinfecting and testing the line this week. Once this work is complete, area businesses adjacent to Phase 1 of the project will have their temporary lines removed and will be reconnected to the City’s water services. Prior to the disconnection of the temporary water lines, the contractor will contact you to discuss this work.
  •   The remaining sidewalk rehabilitation work for Phase 1 on 8th Street East from Goodwin Avenue to Emmerson Avenue will be completed. For this work, the City uses a variety of treatments to repair and rehabilitate sidewalks and curbs based on their conditions and the City’s sidewalk and curb preservation criteria. The priority is to reduce safety concerns, not to address aesthetics.
  •   Following the completion of the water main and sidewalk rehabilitation work, crews will complete the remaining road work. This work is anticipated to be complete by July 10, 2020 barring weather delays (rain will delay this work) and unforeseen circumstances.
  •   Once the road work is complete, the detour will be removed for Phase 1 and a new detour will be put in place for Phase 2. The detour transition is anticipated to be complete on July 11-12, 2020.
  •   Phase 2 is anticipated to begin on Monday, July 13, 2020. Once the phase begins, the contractor will begin the installation of the water main as well as the sidewalk rehabilitation work.A reminder to all area businesses impacted by this project, you can now access a copy of

the Construction Survival Guide. To receive a guide please email The guide includes a social media marketing package for businesses to let customers know they’re still open.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation while this necessary work is carried out. In compliance with the restrictions under the current Public Health Order, we continue to work with our contracted partners to ensure appropriate physical distancing and other appropriate safety measures are in place while performing work for the City. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Customer Care Centre at 306-975-2476 or by e-mail at The next project update is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020.


Transportation & Construction Department

Construction & Design Division City of Saskatoon

The City of Saskatoon Election Office has prepared the Candidate Information Guide  for anyone seeking election or re-election for mayor, city councillor, or school board trustee on November 9, 2020. The digital guide is now available at

The guide includes information on the responsibilities and time commitment of elected office, candidate eligibility, the nomination process, and key dates. The first key date is today (June 1), which marks the start of the campaign expense period. This is the date candidates can begin to spend money on their campaign.

The 2020 Civic Election Office located at 226 Cardinal Crescent will open on July 2, but election officials are available now to answer any questions from candidates or clarify information contained in the guide. Candidates can email or call 306-657-8683 (VOTE).

Civic Elections are held in order to elect a mayor and 10 councillors, one for each of the city’s 10 wards. The City of Saskatoon also conducts elections for both the Saskatoon Public Schools and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools in order to elect their respective school board trustees.

In accordance with legislation, the civic election is scheduled for November 9, 2020.  The Election Office is adapting its plans to ensure public safety measures are in place for the election and will respond accordingly to any COVID-19 directives issued by the Province. For more information and the latest election updates, or follow the City on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

City Tennis and Pickleball Courts Re-Open Starting May 29

City tennis and pickleball courts will open starting on Friday, May 29 in full compliance with the outdoor individual recreation guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan's Re-open Saskatchewan plan. Crews will be working over the coming days to open the City’s 42 outdoor tennis courts and 16 pickleball courts at 12 locations throughout Saskatoon, weather dependent. In addition, signage at each court will provide tips and recommendations for players during COVID-19 from Tennis Canada. Visit for more information.

Gordon Howe Campground Re-Opens June 1

Gordon Howe Campground will re-open on June 1 in full compliance with the campground guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan's Re-open Saskatchewan plan.

Campsite bookings are now open and are available to Saskatchewan residents only. All campground reservations must be booked and paid for either online or by phone; onsite bookings are not permitted at this time. Visit for more information.

Please visit for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.

The City has launched a new, temporary process that enables residents to make a remote presentation to Council/Committee via teleconference. This new system was introduced at the Standing Policy Committee meeting on Finance on May 11, 2020.

Since Council and Committee meetings moved to a virtual platform in mid-March, the City has been working to identify a method of remote public participation that was low/no cost, widely accessible, and would pair with existing web streaming and virtual meeting technologies. This new system will ensure the City can carry out its work in a way that doesn’t compromise the safety of its employees or citizens while maintaining access to City Hall. Information on how to submit a request to present to Council or Committee is posted to