Two home-based businesses were approved by City Council Monday night and City Manager Roy Hardy said it's becoming a common trend.

"Since the beginning of the year there have been a number of small business occupations come up," said Hardy.

Hardy said council ensures that the home-based business does not have a negative impact on the neighbourhood in which it operates by imposing rules regarding signage and advertising, as well as parking. The City notifies all those who live within 75 metres of the applicant prior to approval and proceeds as long as there are no objections.

"Some people are trying to find some ways to earn some money, be it a second occupation or third occupation, to have some home-based businesses and we have some general rules around it and, again, I think it's a good sign that people are wanting economic activity within the city."

Tracy Hockridge was approved to operate a holistic solutions business from her home on Dieppe Drive. Trent and Anne Schnell were approved to operate a skate sharpening business from their home on McGillivray Drive. Neither were in attendance to answer any questions.

Councillor Dick Michel requested that going forward, those applying for home businesses be asked to attend the council meeting so councillors could have a chance to ask any questions.

Also during the meeting, a bid to repair two culverts along Highway 39 was awarded to NT Excavating and the Development Levy Bylaw was finally passed by council. More information about the Development Levy Bylaw can be found HERE.

City Financials Show Surplus in 2017

The City of Weyburn ended 2017 with an operating surplus on the books, according to the audited financial statements which were made available Monday morning. The report, audited by Cogent Chartered…

UPDATE: Family of Nine Loses Home to Fire in Griffin

A house fire Saturday in Griffin destroyed the home of a family of nine, three of whom are newborn babies. Trevor and Danielle Johnston and their seven children are safe, however, since just last…

Feature: Local Author Leena Love

Local artist Leena Honig is now local author, Leena Love. Her novel, entitled "Wild Thoughts", came out earlier this month in print. "I always wanted to write a novel, but I'm usually writing short…

Car Seat Clinic Being Held Tuesday

Car seats aren’t always installed correctly, and sometimes the wrong car seat is being used. To help remedy the situation for families who may need it, the Weyburn RCMP detachment and Traffic…

Lower Numbers for Recent Crown Land Sales

The province didn’t do as well this month for the sale of Crown oil and natural gas rights, as it did in June. In total, there was just over $6.5 million in revenue raised. Here in the southeast,…

Communithon to Kick Off with Concert Jam

The Weyburn & District United Way will host the second annual Concert Jam event this Friday at Cugnet Centre from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. The event is a kick-off to the Communithon season, which is the…

Over-Sensitive Smoke Detectors May Need to be Replaced

Smokey conditions from forest fires in BC have been causing some Weyburn residents' smoke alarms to go off, seemingly without cause. Weyburn Fire Chief Simon Almond said it might be a factor, but…

Reminder: Weyburn Currently Under a Fire Ban

Weyburn residents are reminded that Weyburn is currently under a fire ban. Fire Chief Simon Almond made the announcement on Wednesday. He said considering the conditions we’re experiencing, including…

Disc Golf at River Park Requires No Clubs

If you don't have golf clubs, or golf funds, or even golf skills, there is still one summer recreational activity you could consider trying out is a round of Disc Golf. There are nine holes on the…

Train-Vehicle Collision Hospitalizes Teen

A 16-year-old girl from Weyburn is in hospital, after a collision between a vehicle and a train Thursday evening. RCMP said the incident happened around 5:30 p.m., southeast of Weyburn just off of…

DiscoverWeyburn.com is Weyburn's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login