Big Shell

Resort Village of

Newsletter
Click here for the latest edition of the newsletter.

Deb Hogg is the Newsletter coordinator.  If you have an item you would like included in the next Newsletter (published about 3 times a year), please contact Deb at debatrvbs@gmail.com or call 306-427-2160.
If you would like to receive your Newsletter by email instead of by mail, please go the Contacts page, fill out the form with your request, name and email address, and we'll add you to the list.

Little Village Library
"Take a book, leave a book" at the Little Village Library.  This service is provided by Nancy Grummet (thanks Nancy!) and is located just outside her cabin on Loon Drive (Block 5, Lot 15). 

Building Permits
Prior to starting construction, you may require a building permit.

The following information is available for download.

RVBS application form for a building permit
Summary of RVBS setback requirements


You will also need to include various drawings and plans with your application.  Our building inspector's web site provides descriptions of the information that needs to be included by you, depending on the type of project you are undertaking.  Click here to visit that web site where you can download the checklist specific to your particular building project.
 
The completed application form and additional information should be submitted to the village administrator who will forward the package to the building inspector for his review.  See the Contacts page.

Household Garbage
Household garbage can be disposed of in the blue bins behind the ball diamond.  Please do not dispose of other waste, building materials, used furniture, etc. in or around the blue bins.  See information on Other Garbage and Refuse below.

Trees, Shrubs, Wood and Reed Disposal
These organic materials can be disposed of in the fenced/gated area near the main entrance to the resort.  A key for the gate can be obtained from the mayor or from one of the councilors.  Please note that pressure treated or stained wood cannot be disposed of at this location. 

Other Garbage and Refuse 
Other garbage items can be disposed of for a small fee at any of three Landfills.  Click on the links below to view a map.

Highway 55 Waste Management Inc. Landfill (approx. 80 km)
West of Canwood on Highway 55.
Phone:  468-3055
Hours of Operation:  Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

RM of Spiritwood (approx. 50 km)
On Highway 3, just before Spiritwood, turn south at the grain bins     
Hours of operation:
Wednesday: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Recycling 
We have exchanged one of our blue garbage bins for an orange recycle bin.  There's a slot in the back of the bin in which you can insert your items.  Items that can be recycled include paper, cardboard, pop cans, tins, milk jugs, plastic containers and Tetra Paks, but not Styrofoam or glass. And no sorting is required! With your help, we can make this a greener place on a greener planet.

Nearby SARCAN recycling services are available in:

Spiritwood
108 Railway Avenue West
883-2230
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Blaine Lake
210 2nd Avenue W
497-3378
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Metal recycling is available at:

BN Steel and Metal
1920 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon
242-3669
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Health Care
Click here for a link to the Prince Albert Parklands Health Region web site to see what services are available in the neighboring communities.

The Parkland Integrated Health Centre in Shellbrook now offers emergency services on a 24/7 basis.  While a doctor may not always be on site, one is on call at all times.  If you want further information or if you want to talk to someone there about whether or not you should go to emergency, call 1-306-747-2603.

Other Services
Click here to go to the web site of the Village of Shell Lake to look for services that are available locally.

Services