North of Divide Community Association
"To be one voice with a shared understanding."
About Us

The North of Divide Community Association (NODCA) is a not for profit community association that also operates as a Planning District Commission and a Development Appeals Board. The North of Divide is made up of the Rural Municipalities of Meadow Lake No.588, The City of Meadow Lake, The Villages of Dorintosh, Goodsoil, Loon Lake, and Pierceland.

The North of Divide Community Association was officially formed in January of 2010, since then the North of Divide Community Association has been meeting to discuss areas of cooperation on an inter-juristictional basis. In September 2011, the North of Divide received provincial ministerial order to establish the North of Divide Planning District Commission.  In November 2011, the North of Divide municipalities entered into an agreement to create the North of Divide Divide Development Appeals Board.  

The North of Divide has been meeting to discuss common interest issues which focus around a variety of topics including needs for policing and bylaw enforcement, emergency measures organization; opportunities; business promotion and retention; Developments and Subdivisions; the barriers that limit growth opportunities within the NODCA region; and to hear development appeals throughout the region.

The Community Association is located in North West Saskatchewan, approximately 300 km Northwest of the City of Saskatoon. The Community Association borders the Alberta Border, is north of the Divide Forest and south of the Northern Administration District. The region stretches over 11,489.76 km² and is home to approximately 10,757 people.

NODCA completed a Community Action Plan in August 2010 which outlined a number of common goals, objectives and strategies. Included in the common goals and objectives was to develop cohesive standards and cooperation for consistent regional planning and create fair and equitable enforcement for the health, safety and welfare of citizens in the region. A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed in September 2010 which outlines the role of NODCA within the region and the responsibilities of each member.

In September 2011, when the North of Divide Planning District Commission was formed, the Planning District Agreement replaced the memorandum of understanding in outlining the role of the North of Divide, and its composition and responsibilities and obligations.  In November 2011, the North of Divide Development Appeals Board was formed, this agreement outlines the duties and obligations for development appeals and review.

The board of directors is made up of two representatives from each municipality Currently the Board Members are:

Municipality Board Member
Village of Dorintosh Derek Osborne
Village of Goodsoil Jack Purves/Joe Fike
Rural Municipality of Meadow Lake No. 588 Ernie Schwartz/Tim McKay
Village of Pierceland Jim Krushelnitsky / Don Sims
City of Meadow Lake Gary Vidal / Glen Winkler
Village of Loon Lake  Larry Heon/Judy Valuck
Board Chair Gary Vidal
Co-Chair Jim Krushelnitsky

 

 

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