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Memorial Arena

January 5 2021

The rink is currently offering public skating. Please pre-register with Daniyale Lalonde at 306-461-8609. If interested in purchasing passes, please contact Amanda at 306-421-0653. Family pass is $200.00 and individual pass is $100.00. If interested in rink…

Municipal Election Results

November 16 2020

Town of Bienfait Municipal Election Results: Mayor: Ken Bonokoski- 136 David MacKenzie-79 Council: Ivan Boyer-106 Les Christensen-104 Rob Forster-98 Brad Friars-67 David Johnson-108 Randy Marchand-85 Steven Matthewson-101 Deidra Maurer-80 Gerald Resler-143 Keith Smith-95…

Utility Billing

May 1 2020

UTILITY BILLS ARE DUE BY February 15th, 2021 A $15.00 penalty will be added on to all utility accounts after this date. Payments can be made by debit, Mastercard, Visa, online, mail or by using the drop box located…

Old Dump Site

May 1 2020

WARNING for OLD DUMP SITE Environment Canada has issued the following warning to the Town of Bienfait : "Due to the large number of dangerous "Sink Holes" on the old dump site there will not be any access to that property by the public or any…

Water Meter Readings

April 30 2020

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Business Licenses due January 1, 2021

February 2 2016

All contractors, home-based business and salespersons are required to purchase a current business license to conduct business in the Town of Bienfait.If you are looking for a business that has a business license, phone the Town Office.306-388-29692021 Licenses are…

Pet Licenses Due January 1, 2021

February 2 2016

Time to renew your pet license January 2021Male/Female Dog $15.00Male/Female Dog Neutered $10.00Restricted Dog with Conditions $25.00Male/Female Cat $15.00Male/Female Cat Neutered $10.00Lost Tag Replacement $ 2.00...

Drinking Water

January 13 2016

Drinking Water Quality and Compliance Town Short Form – A Template for Annual Notice to Consumers (Note: This short form may be used for communities or waterworks serving a population of less than 5000). Introduction The Water Security Agency and the Ministry…

Landfill Load Charge Changes

October 20 2015

  NOTICE OF LANDFILL LOAD CHARGE CHANGES BIENFAIT RESIDENTS: Refuse: 0-99 kg: No Charge 100 kg-499 kg: $ 2.00/load (includes tax) 500kg and up- $65.00/tonne  (plus tax) NON-RESIDENT: Refuse 0- 450 kg:    $10.00/load (plus tax) 451 kg and…

Rat Bait Stations

August 5 2015

This is a Rodent Bait station. They are baited with rat Poison by a professional, Provincially Licensed Pest Control Officer.  Bait stations are placed mainly on Town property, under garbage stands, overgrown weeds and grass, under garages and other buildings/structures…

Debit Machine

May 4 2015

Town of Bienfait is happy to announce we now have a debit machine to make it easierĀ  for you to make your payments. You can now use your debit card, Master card or Visa to pay bills. We will still be accepting cash or cheques....

Pet First Aid

March 31 2015

       YOUR PETS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Animals, like every other member of your family, deserve the protection and security of emergency preparation. A comprehensive emergency plan includes planning care for your pets before, during…

Local Historian

March 6 2015

 A film company has expressed interest in producing a documentary on the Bienfait train engine and its part in the local history of the mining in the area. Well after the steam era ended in the rest of Canada, steam locomotives operated by coal mines in the Bienfait…

History with Youthful Faces

January 1 2014

Youthful Faces appear among these underground miners in 1926. Photograph courtesy of Bienfait Coalfields Historical Society Museum. Used with Permission from: David McLennan, “Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park.”...

History with Cause and Death

January 1 2014

United In A Cause And Then United In Death: the final resting place of the miners killed in the Estevan Coal Strike in the northwest corner of the Bienfait cemetery. Over the years, authorities had vandalized the tombstone, removing “R.C.M.P.” It was always…

History with Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotive

January 1 2014

This Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotive was built in 1907 and was one of the last to operate in Canada. It was donated to the Town of Bienfait by the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Coal Company Ltd. in 1968. A plaque dedicates the locomotive, which now sits in the town’s…

History with Gravesite Plaque

January 1 2014

The Plaque Erected at the gravesite in 1997. Photograph taken August 22, 2003. Used with Permission from: David McLennan, “Our Towns: Saskatchewan Communities from Abbey to Zenon Park.”...

History with Going Underground

January 1 2014

Going Underground: Workers of Bienfait Mines Ltd. in 1915. Note the “pit pony” in the center of the rear of the picture. These animals were stabled underground and used for hauling coal in the mines. Some rarely saw the light of day. Photograph courtesy…

Our History with Annie Buller

January 1 2014

Annie Buller, one of the founding members of the Communist Party of Canada and an ardent promoter of radical trade unionism, addressing a crowd in Bienfait two days before the Estevan Riot. Buller was asked to go to Bienfait to offer support and encouragement to the…

Our History with A Funeral for Three

January 1 2014

A Funeral For Three: Authorities estimate that as many as 1,500 mourners attended the funeral in Bienfait for the miners killed in the Estevan Coal Strike. Saskatchewan Archives Board R-A18508. Used with Permission from: David McLennan, “Our Towns: Saskatchewan…