Pinehouse is located in north-central Saskatchewan adjacent to highway 914 that connects the municipality with the northern uranium mines and to the south connects with highway 165 that travels east and west between Beauval and La Ronge, SK.
As a strong Métis community, Pinehouse actively searches for ways to improve the quality of life for local residents.
"Pinehouse is a holistic, healthy, self-sustaining community. We will continue to work in unity to reclaim our community through positive values and indigenous identity."
Editing of the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw: Pinehouse is in final stages for these documents prior to their adoption and submission to the Community Planning Branch. These documents will outline all future planning and development within the municipality. Below are drafts of the plan, maps and regulations.
The Pinehouse community will have an opportunity to comment on the contents of these plans during a mandatory public consultation period. The Northern Village will advertise the dates of public meetings held relating to the adoption of these documents.
Northern Village of Pinehouse Official Community Plan DRAFT
*All plans and bylaws available for download on this site may not include amendments and should not be used for legal purposes*
Community Highlights (2012): The Saskatchewan Ministry of First Nations and Metis Relations, with help of the Ministry of the Economy conducted a snapshot in 2012 of the key components of the community, including: local government, demographics, economic environment, training and education, infrastructure, housing, emergency services, recreational opportunities, and the community's distance from larger centres.
Capital Projects Prioritization Report (2011): In 2011, the Northern Village of Pinehouse contracted AECOM to conduct a projects prioritization review to determine the priorities of development within the community and any associated costs with each of those developments. This report provides a strong resource for the Official Community Plan that is currently underway through the Planning for Growth Program, because it provides financial logistics regarding future development.
Visioning Report (2011): The Northern Village of Pinehouse, in conjunction with Pinehouse Business North, produced in 2011 an in-house report summarizing the goals of the municipality and local assets that can be used to build capacity. This is a strong foundational resource used in the Official Community Planning process to determine sustainable ventures based on existing assets within the municipality.
Wildfire Risk Assessment (2005): The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment actively attempts to educate residents about the threat of fire within municipalities. They conducted an assessment of each municipality to determine the likelihood of wildfires, and implement FireSmart principles to help reduce the chances of wildfires starting.