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News Releases – Public Notices

Service Bulletin-Buffalo Pound North Water Pipeline

May 13, 2015

Public Notice for all users of the North Buffalo Pound Water Supply System

Dufferin Water Pipeline the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) has been

lifted and normal water consumption may resume.



Road Closure Updates-April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

Road Closure Notice – Range Road 241 south from Bethune for two miles is closed (Gary Anderson road) There are multiple soft spots causing vehicles to become stuck.

Grid 739 from Bethune to Highway #2 has a number of failed areas, however is still passable – please drive with caution.

Grid 642 south of Bethune from Highway #11 to RM of Pense 160 has a number of failed areas, however is passable – again please drive with caution.

The RM of Dufferin #190 is reminding all ratepayers that work is continuing on roads. The impact of the weekend rains will put the municipality back substantially in the efforts to make roads passable. The RM will continue to work diligently to perform repairs in priority areas.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated at this time.

2015 Spring Road Bans Extension

April 24, 2015

The RM of Dufferin #190 is advising that the Municipality will be EXTENDING the Spring Road Ban Notice until Tuesday May 12, 2015.

This means hauling of goods must fall within the specific weight restrictions as follows: 5,500 kg on front steering axle; 1,650 kg per tire per axle group. For more detailed weight calculations please find the weight restrictions calculator on this website, or contact the municipal office at 306-638-3112.

The Council feels extending the Spring Road Ban is necessary due to the severe deterioration on municipal infrastructure that is currently being experienced. The Council is attempting to mitigate further damage to municipal roads while contracted repairs are occurring in numerous locations within the RM of Dufferin. In addition to this Municipal Public Works are working diligently to provide scheduled maintenance in the municipality while having to address numerous failed areas to ensure roads are passable for all types of vehicles.

The Municipality is respectfully requesting all ratepayers and contractors operating in the RM of Dufferin #190 to respect the extension of the weight restriction to May 12, 2015.

The Council will be reviewing road conditions daily and in the event weather and road conditions become more favorable prior to May 12, 2015, the Council will have the option of lifting weight restrictions sooner than May 12, 2015. Again this will be at the Council’s discretion having regard for the best consideration of all municipal infrastructure.

The Council understands and acknowledges the limitation and impact this will have with regards to early spring seeding operations and other commercial operations in the RM of Dufferin #190.

Your patience and understanding during this challenging time is sincerely appreciated.

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Village of Bethune & RM of Dufferin #190's photo.

Road Closure Updates

April 17, 2015

The RM of Dufferin #190 is advising of the following Road Closure due to road failure.

Village of Bethune & RM of Dufferin #190's photo.
Village of Bethune & RM of Dufferin #190's photo.

RM of Dufferin #190-Road Closure Map

April 15, 2015

Current road closures & hazards. Travel with caution.

2015 Apirl 15 RM 190 Road Closures-Caution Roads

The RM of Dufferin #190 is advising that Grid 739 West of Bethune for four (4) miles is closed due to a number of severe failures in the surface. Please be obey detour signage.

There are numerous roads in the RM of Dufferin #190 that are experiencing soft spots and/or severe failures. If you see red markers on the shoulders of the road – SLOW DOWN – The Municipality is working on repairing most severe areas first as a priority and then fan out to less severe areas.

Your patience as the Municipality continues to work on these impacted areas is appreciated. Again, for you safety, please be mindful of road repair markers, road closed and detour signage.

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