Township Road 412 (Great Deer Road)

To the Ratepayers of The RM of Great Bend No. 405,

The Council of the RM of Great Bend is aware of the deterioration of the Township Road 412 (Great Deer Road). Being grain producers themselves, Council recognizes the need to move grain at this time of year. The RM roads are enduring more heavy-haul traffic with the inland grain terminal located near Maymont and the Ag Retails near Fielding. Council requests grain producers to respect road conditions utilizing the dedicated Clearing the Path route through the RM of Great Bend to transport your grain and crop inputs. Council would also like to remind ratepayers that the RM is designated as a secondary weight RM on all roads that are not dedicated Clearing the Path or primary weight.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate giving me a call.

Thank you,

Tonia Derksen | Administrator


CTP and Primary Weight Grid

Plover Census

Nature Saskatchewan is once again conducting a province wide Piping Plover Census which will occur at one or more lakes, wetlands, and/or sloughs within your rural municipality. Piping Plovers are an endangered shorebird and surveys entail walking shorelines on foot and counting all adult Piping Plovers with binoculars or spotting scopes. Surveyors will be wearing Piping Plover hats and have a vehicle placard indicating that they are part of the survey along with Nature Sask’s contact info. Surveys will take place between May 27th – June 16th.

Controlled Burn Reporting

Call the Provincial Emergency Communications Centre just prior to starting


When reporting a Control Burn you will be asked the following questions:

  • What is your land location?
  • Who is your Fire Service Provider?
  • Driving Directions from local Fire Department?
  • What are you burning?
  • How long will your burn last?

You will be asked to call back once the burn has been completed.

Reporting your controlled burn will help eliminate unnecessary call outs to your local fire department.  There is a minimum fee of one hour for each fire department dispatched.  The current provincial hourly rate for each responding fire department is $1,090.23.

Text Notifications

The RM of Great Bend has implemented a text messaging system so that information can be shared as quickly as possible.  Information such as fire bans, railway issues, snow clearing and road ban information will be shared.

If you would like to receive notifications, please contact Tonia or Beth at the RM office at 1-306-997-2101.  Messages will be sent from 1800-700-3876.  We recommend adding and naming this contact “RM of Great Bend”.