The MPCA meeting was held on February 9. We were pleased to welcome members of the community who joined discussion on such topics as:

Montgomery Place 70th Anniversary – Back to the 1940s – Save the date on September 17, 2016 to celebrate our community’s 70 year history. Invite Montgomery ex-pats and friends. We’re looking for photographs – from all decades; contact us or call Leslee Newman at 306-382-0888.

LAP –The seventh LAP meeting held February 10 on heritage and culture (view report) will be followed by meetings on March 15 at the church and April 6 at Montgomery School.

Criminal Activity – On two nights January 22-23, the Rec Building in Montgomery Park was entered and parties ensued. Did you drive by the Rec Building that weekend and take note of the cars parked there? Nothing was stolen, but the building was littered with bottles, cans and garbage. Sincere thanks to the Rink Coordinators who cleaned up the mess – twice. Call the City Police at 306-975-8300 or report online at

Community Watch – Report all criminal activity and misdemeanors.

Montgomery Park Rink – Family ice times this winter are Saturdays & Sundays from 1-4 pm.

Montgomery Place Roads – Community residents are concerned about children not being given the right-of-way as they cross streets. Especially noted was the corner of Caen Street and Elevator Road. Motorists – give pedestrians the right-of-way, especially at corners. Other residents commented that we could use more sand on our roads, especially at intersections.

South Berm – Construction of the south berm along the former Burma Road is proceeding. We have been reminded continually that the berm is for sight not sound. Odd. Activity to the south doesn’t hurt our eyes; it hurts our ears.

Richard St. Barbe Baker Forest – In June 2015 the MPCA resolved to take the forest area south of the railyards “under our wing.” A suggestion has been made to make mountain bike trails in the forest area. Should the MPCA support this? Studies reveal that environmental impacts associated with such trails commonly include vegetation loss, soil compaction, erosion, muddiness, degraded water quality and disruption of wildlife. Based on this, there was little or no support for the idea. Perhaps something to the west of the dog park instead?

Winter Indoor Programs – It is not too late to register for the Babysitting Class in March.

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Montgomery School – Mathethon from Feb 29 to Mar 15 will support the purchase of new student laptops. Report cards go home on March 18. Three-way conferences are Mar 23-24.

St. Dominic School – Ash Wednesday on Feb 10 began the 40-day season of Lent leading to Easter. Three-way conferences are Mar 17-18. Report cards go home Mar 22.

City of Saskatoon – New transit fares are in effect Feb 1. Join the Growth Plan Summit on Mar 14. See more at

Next Meeting – Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 7 pm in the Montgomery School Library.