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Spring Weight order #5


Minister’s Order Pursuant to section 35(1) of “The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997”,
Pursuant to section 35(1) of “The Highways and Transportation Act,1997” it is hereby ordered that effective Monday, April 3, 2017, at 12:01 AM and until further notice, vehicles other than those exempted in Part II, section 3 (2) and 3 (5) of “The Vehicle Weight and Dimensions Regulations, 2010”, shall be restricted as follows:
Steering Axle
10.0 kg per mm (560 pounds per inch) width of tire (manufacturer’s stamped dimension) to a maximum of
5,500 kg on the steering axle for a truck or truck tractor equipped with a single steering axle.
11,000 kg on the steering axle group for a truck or truck tractor equipped with a tandem axle steering group.
Other Axles
6.25 kg per mm (350 pounds per inch) width of tire (manufacturer’s stamped dimension) to a maximum of 1,650 kg (3,638 pounds) per tire.
This order does not permit the weight on any axle, axle group or vehicle from exceeding the maximum weight prescribed in the “The Vehicle Weight and Dimension Regulations, 2010” for that axle, axle group or vehicle.
The restriction does not apply to:
 Emergency vehicles;
 Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure vehicles and municipal maintenance equipment when conducting maintenance or accessing sites on or along the restricted highway;
 SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel vehicles when accessing sites along the restricted route;
 Recreational vehicles;
 Buses;
 Farm Equipment operated or towed;
 Vehicles directly crossing Provincial Highway No. 8-06-40 (Tantallon Access) at an intersecting public highway or private road.
-5186 and Prince Albert at (306) 953-3500.

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PUBLIC NOTICE – RM of Cupar No. 218

Public notice is hereby given that the Council of the RM of Cupar No. 218 intends to adopt two bylaws under The Planning and Development Act, 2007; one to amend Bylaw No. 2/04, known as the Zoning Bylaw and one to amend Bylaw 1/04, known as the Basic Planning Statement.

INTENT The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment will provide regulations for solar collectors and fences and setbacks from the road as well as the addition of ‘solar collector” to the definitions section.

The proposed Basic Planning Statement amendment includes clarification on the number of subdivisions allowed in agricultural areas and changes to the density allowed on lands adjacent to an urban municipality as well as policies for water services adjacent to urban areas.

AFFECTED LAND The proposed amendments are general text amendments; all lands may be affected.

REASON The reason for the amendments is to allow for the consideration of and provide appropriate regulations for future subdivision and development permit applications.

PUBLIC INSPECTION Any person may inspect the bylaws at the RM of Cupar No. 218 office located in Cupar during regular office hours.  Copies of the bylaw will be made available.


PUBLIC HEARING Council will hold a joint public hearing for both the Zoning Bylaw amendment and Basic Planning Statement amendment on June 12, 2015 at 10:00 am at the RM of Cupar No. 218 office in Cupar.  The purpose of the public hearing is to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaws.  Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing (or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing).

Issued at the RM of Cupar No. 218 on May 19, 2015


 Nikki Czemeres


Administrator – RM of Cupar No. 218

Grain Bag Disposal

According to the Ministry of the Environment, it is illegal to burn grain bags on public OR private property.  Fines for burning grain bags range from $0 – $1 million dollars based on the severity of the offense. The most relevant restrictions related to grain bag burning can be found in The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2002, under Section 4(1) – Prohibition on discharges and in The Clean Air Regulations under Section 11 – Prohibition, burning.

At this time, there are 6 waste collection sites that take grain bags with an additional 6 sites to be added in the near future.  More information on these sites can be found at or by contacting Travis Quark, Simply Ag – Coordinator, at 1-866-298-7222.

Emergency Flood Reduction Program has been renewed for 2015

This is the program that applies to primary residence protection.  It is administered by Water Security Agency and the phone number is 786-1490 or the website is

Other important number are:

Provincial Disaster Assistance Program



Highway Hotline


Ditch Mowing

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure reminds producers that hay is available for salvage at no cost in provincial highway ditches.

Before July 8, hay can be cut and baled in ditches by the adjacent landowner. After July 8, this hay can be recovered by anyone without the permission of the adjacent landowner, provided salvage operations haven’t begun.

Hay will need to be cut at a uniform height in the ditches and bales must be placed no less than eight metres away from the shoulder of the highway.  All hay bales need to be removed by Aug. 8 and if any are left in a location deemed to be dangerous to motorists after that date, they may be removed by the Ministry.

The Ministry is once again planning an early mowing program between June 7 and July 15 along heavily-travelled roads. Ministry contractors will mow a four-metre-wide swath along shoulders adjacent to Highways 1, 7, 11, 16 and 39, along with portions of Highways 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 55. During this time, mowing may also be completed near some highway intersections and interchanges, railway crossings and tourism facilities.

The annual mowing program helps control brush and weeds, which maintains sightlines for motorists on curves and intersections. The program also optimizes snow storage in ditches and will reduce drifting on the road surface during the snowy winter months.

Contractors will conduct regular ditch mowing, cutting the width along all four-lane highways between July 15 and the fall months. The four-metre-wide strip will be mowed adjacent to the other highways with additional mowing possible as required for visibility and weed control. Weather and ditch conditions are key factors in hay salvage and the progress of contracted mowers.


For more information, contact your nearest Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure office at (306) 787-4911 or emailmailto:[email protected]