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Yard in need contest

Could your yard use a pick-me-up after all of this wind? We know ours could! If so, be sure to enter the RM of Montrose Yard in Need Contest! Send us a photo of your yard in need and you will be entered to win one of two great prizes, supporting two local businesses. Send your photos to rm315@sasktel.net and the winners will be voted on at the June 11 council meeting.

Entries must be submitted by 4:30pm on June 10. contest is only open to residents within the RM. Councillors and immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Only one photo per family.

AgriStability interim payment increased

The federal and provincial governments have agreed to increase the 2020 AgriStability interim benefit payment percentage from 50 per cent to 75 per cent for Saskatchewan Producers.

Interim benefits can provide producers with a portion of their final AgriStability benefit early, to help support losses and cover costs. With this increase, Saskatchewan producers can apply for an interim benefit to receive 75 per cent of their estimated final 2020 benefit before completing their program year. Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is also waiving the six months farming and one production cycle criteria for participants applying for 2020 interim benefits.

Interim benefits are calculated based on the farm’s estimated program year margin, relative to its estimated reference margin. The estimated program year margin must show a decline of 30 per cent or more compared to the estimated reference margin. If a producer receives an interim benefit payment, they must still file all final program year forms and meet program requirements by the assigned deadlines. The Government of Canada and Saskatchewan understand the challenges facing producers during the unprecedented times created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information can be found on the SCIC website: https://www.scic.ca/agristability?gclid=Cj0KCQjwn7j2BRDrARIsAHJkxmyIkiJEc-qwPtZGs-ci7WHaBmv4_w09JXgnPs2_nYMxjsUh8qfFxQwaAnLeEALw_wcB

WASTE Disposal COVID-19 SPREAD PREVENTION

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, for the safety of collection and processing teams, our communities, and to reduce overall contamination please keep the following items out of your recycling:

  1. Diapers
  2. Other items contaminated with bodily fluid including feminine hygiene products, razors, needles, tissues, masks, gloves, and wipes
  3. Food waste
  4. Aerosol containers with warning labels/contents remaining.

According to a major recycling facility in Saskatchewan, a recent visual audit showed an increase of items contaminated with bodily fluids (a category of Household Hazardous Waste) of 20-50% compared to a previous audit completed in February.

All residents can help ensure the safety of collection, sorting and processing crews by only putting accepted items in your recycling.

Some communities request residents to place items like used diapers, masks, gloves, and wipes in secured bags for garbage collection. Please check with your garbage collection provider or local government for proper disposal methods for this material. Please also maintain a minimum social distance of two metres with all curbside collection workers and wait for the truck to depart before removing your bins or carts from the curb.

Thank you for supporting the safety of our collection, sorting and processing teams and the success of recycling programs in Saskatchewan