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COVID-19: Daily update on changes to programs and services

For immediate release: April 30, 2020 - 4:26pm
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The City is doing its part to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon. We have made many staffing and service changes so that our employees can safely deliver services to residents and to make sure people remain physically apart from one another. This way we can all work together by staying apart – it will protect the health of essential frontline healthcare staff, core service workers and first-responders. These actions in turn protect all of us.

A lot of people are out and about enjoying the beautiful spring weather, whether it be on bikes, foot or car. Please keep an eye out for one another on the roads, sidewalks and walkways.

Access to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area Resumes May 4 with Restrictions

As the Province moves through the five phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, with Phase One beginning on May 4, 2020, the City of Saskatoon, in collaboration with the Meewasin Valley Authority, the Government of Saskatchewan, the RM of Corman Park and affiliated essential services (including emergency response), will re-open the Cranberry Flats Conservation Area along with other select Meewasin parks. The focus of the reopening is on supporting and promoting enjoying the outdoors safely, while adhering to the Public Health Order. Under Phase One, parks in Saskatchewan will open for hiking and water access on May 4, 2020.

In coordination, beginning on May 4 the following sites will be open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM:

  • Cranberry Flats Conservation Area (washroom will remain closed)
  • Fred Heal Canoe Launch
  • Paradise Beach (water access and hiking trails only)
  • Poplar Bluffs Canoe Launch

It is critical that users always follow the restrictions from the Saskatchewan Government and maintain social distancing, especially in parking areas. Gathering in groups of more than ten is prohibited under the Public Health order, and the sites will continue to be monitored by the RCMP, Meewasin and Commissionaires.

Please visit saskatoon.ca/covid19 for timely updates from the City of Saskatoon on everything you need to know to stay safe.