2017 KVV Letter
The Resort Village of Kannata Valley is located on the north shoreline of the most southerly portion of Last Mountain Lake on the southerly portion of section 18, township 21, Range 21, West of the 2nd Meridian. The parcel of land was the homestead property of Charles Cowen, who came to Canada in the early 1880s for a visit and returned in 1884 to acquire a homestead. The land that Charles chose for his homestead included a small piece of farm land that included the valley bank and lake shoreline of approximately 1.6 miles. The part of this land from midway down the valley wall to the shoreline is now incorporated as Resort Village of Kannata Valley.
The beach area on the Cowen farm was always a popular place to spend a Sunday afternoon at the lake. The popular places called Cowens Beach and Cooks Beach were administered by the R.M. of Longlaketon No.219 until Sept 1, 1966 when the Village of Kannata Valley was incorporated under Saskatchewan Regulation 205/66. The designation from Village to Resort Village occurred in 1988 with registration completed in 2007.
Access to Kannata Valley is via a 1.5Km paved road (Highway 322-1) from highway 322 to the easterly portion of the Resort Village. The Resort Village of Saskatchewan Beach borders Kannata Valley to the west, Rock Ridge Development to the east and Valley Ridge Acres to the north. The Village of Silton, +/- 2 Km north and west of Kannata Valley is the closest neighbouring village with commercial services. The City of Regina is 50 kilometres to the South.
Kannata valley is residential resort community with cottages for seasonal use residents and homes, or four season cottages, for residents that live in the valley all year. With the construction of permanent residences and the upgrade of existing cottages, property values have increased significantly each year making Kannata Valley property a very desirable holding. The amenities of the community include a paved road to your property, treated water to your house, a refuse transfer station and a lagoon for your waste materials. Those amenities along with the proximity to the City of Regina all contribute to making Kannata Valley the first class resort community that it is.
The official population according to Statistics Canada is 133. This official number is an equivalent population of 90 permanent residents and 250 seasonal residents. There are 152 ratepayers that own all 177 lots.
Kimberly Downing, Administrator
Resort Village of Kannata Valley
P.O. Box 166, Silton, SK. S0G 4L0
This message is for Kannata Valley and Rock Ridge Residents:
Your welcome to take as much ‘shredded’ tree mulch as you wish. This mulch does not contain any elm tree product and it is good as a ground cover for around a tree base or shrub area.
The pile of mulch is in the RTS (Refuse Transfer Site) and can be picked up during regular site operation hours. Sorry, we have no loading equipment on site – you will have to bring your own tools, equipment and manpower.
Please contact the Village Office for information regarding the next REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.
The village office is open and attended by Administrator Kimberly Downing from 9:00AM TO 4:00PM every Tuesday and Wednesday. Kimberly can be contacted by phone at 731-2447 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This letter is to inform residents of the Crime Neighbourhood Watch program in Kannata Valley and its objective. We invite you to participate in this program.
Crime Neighbourhood Watch is a program aimed at reducing crime in the community. It involves getting to know ones neighbours and introducing them to the concept of Neighbourhood Watch that is, good neighbours working together, alert to the potential of crime and willing to look out for one anothers interests. Neighbours working together through Neighbourhood Watch can combat crime in their area the most effective way before it starts. The program will also help to co-ordinate the efforts of the police and the community in tracking down criminals.
Our objective is: to provide a means of reducing the opportunity for crime to occur, through the active participation of residents in crime prevention.
Strong community involvement is encouraged because neighbourhood unity can deter crime. Neighbours joined together do help correct situations that threaten their peace and safety. This program is designed to help create a secure environment for your family, home and property.
Kannata Valley is divided into five zones with one captain and assistant for each zone and overseen by a co-ordinator. When a crime occurs in one zone we ask that the residents first notify the RCMP, then notify their zone captain or assistant who in turn will notify the co-ordinator. The co-ordinator will then notify the remaining captains and assistants. All the captains and assistants will notify the residents. This procedure ensures the entire village will be on the alert.
New residents to Kannata Valley are asked to contact the captain or assistant their address comes under. The captain or assistant will then provide information on how to make their homes less inviting as a target for thieves; how to participate in Operation Identification; making their personal property less desirable to burglars; how to be alert to suspicious activity in their neighbourhood; and what to do when homes will be unattended for any length of time.
Together with your help we will try to keep this community safe.
Please keep the attached information close at hand and notify your captain or assistant along with the RCMP should a problem arise.
LUMSDEN RCMP DETACHMENT 1 (306) 731-4270
As a result of discussions held at the meeting on March 27, 2019, please find attached information regarding the new Sask Crime Watch Advisory Network. You are invited to upload the document to your website and post it in your offices to promote this new initiative.
When the RCMP detachment becomes aware of an incident or crime, an advisory can be issued via this system and local residents who have signed up for the program will become aware of what has happened. We want rural residents to feel safe in our communities. By receiving advisories and reporting crimes or suspicious activities, residents can help foster resilient hometowns that actively prevent crime, enhancing public safety.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lumsden RCMP at (306) 731-4270.