The City has a lot of work ahead of them over the next few weeks at River Park and the Tatagwa Trails.

The trails have taken a beating in the recent rains. A lot of dirt and debris from the Douglas Heights development has slid down across the trails and into the park.

trails2Work has recently been underway at the Douglas Heights development above the Tatagwa Trails.

Claude Morin, superintendent of public works and parks, said the City has plans to pave that section of trail but will have to come up with a permanent solution to the Douglas Heights run off first.

"The developers have performed some additional work in that area," said Morin. "We're hoping it will rectify the problem. We've taken some steps to mitigate it. I don't think we went far enough."

Morin said their efforts to prevent runoff from Douglas Heights into River Parka and Tatagwa Trails were washed away in the torrential rain showers last week. He said the City has plans to repave the portion of trail below the Douglas Heights development later this summer but they will have to figure out a permanent solution for the runoff before the work can take place.

trails6Trail below unfinished Douglas Heights development.

trails3Dirt, rocks and debris from the development have slid into River Park since the heavy rains.

There's also a washout at another section of trail near the museum that needs repairing. Morin said that section of trail has been barricaded for safety reasons.

As for the memorial set up along the trails' footbridge, Morin said it was approved to be in place for a set period of time and will be removed soon. The family of Megan Kelly received approval to set up the memorial along the bridge after the high school student's suicide this spring.

trailsmemorialMemorial set up for 16-year-old Megan Kelly along the Tatagwa Trails footbridge. Recently added graffiti on the bridge includes "there was never butterflies only fire" and "if you are looking for a reason not to give up, this is it".

trailsmemorial2This graffiti recently appeared under the bridge.

trailsmemorial3

Fire Chief on Preventing Grass Fires, Machinery Fires

It’s not advanced math: two heat waves plus no rain equals grass fires. Both of the heat waves this summer warranted heat warnings being issued by Environment Canada. As many times as rain has been…

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…
Tornado Hunter Chris Chittick shows off his custom Ford F-150 designed specifically for storm chasing. (photo by Austin Arvay)

Tornado Hunter Touches Down in Weyburn

The popular television show Tornado Hunters documents the adventures of three crazy individuals. Chris Chittick is one of those wild men, and he found himself in Weyburn yesterday. Chittick was doing…

Advice for Dealing With Obtrusive Trees

Great fences make great neighbours, but untrimmed trees can be the cause of neighbourly disputes. Low-hanging branches can cause injuries or obstructions. Some untrimmed or dead trees can simply…

Swathing Underway for Crop Producers

This week’s crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture reports that southeast Saskatchewan has eight percent of the crop in the bin, with 12 percent swathed or ready for straight cut. "Things have…

Union Says Negotiations at Impasse

An impasse between the City of Weyburn, and CUPE Local 90. The two sides are working to hammer out a new collective agreement. The previous agreement expired on December 31st, 2016. “The City of…

Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery

The Weyburn Police Service is looking for help in investigating an attempted armed robbery. The incident happened in the early morning hours Tuesday at a business on the 300-block of Souris Avenue.…

Tent Caterpillar Populations Not a Concern This Summer

Last summer, and also in the summer of 2016, tent caterpillars were a plague on Weyburn, being found everywhere, and even landing on our shoulders. While they weren’t causing damage to crops or…

Weyburn Under Fire Ban

The City of Weyburn is officially under a fire ban. Fire chief Simon Almond announced that effective at 4:00 p.m. on August 15th, all open air fires are prohibited. Almond believes it’s for the best,…

Fines Heavy for Operating a Business Without a License

If you are doing business, or even advertising a business, in Weyburn, you must be licensed by the City of Weyburn. “You do need to make an application if you’re doing any kind of business for…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login