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April 4, 2016

The spring home shows in both Saskatoon and Regina went very well. It is obvious from the interest that people are getting excited about the marina and water canal work being close to completion. There also continues to be a large interest in our proposed campground sites. Once the site work is completed we will be reviewing the current pricing structure for all the building lots.

We are currently planning the bridge design for the connection between the water canal and the marina area. That design must be approved by Transport Canada before we continue with that area of the site work. As the weather warms we will be finishing off the north end of the site and the marina lots. Once final approvals are in place we can finish off the work on the marina and bridge area. If all goes well we hope to open up the mouth of the marina area to the lake sometime later in June.

We have some initial estimates for the water treatment plant and continue with discussions on the joint use of a new lagoon nearby.

In the interim, we still urge people to exercise caution when visiting the site as there continues to be heavy equipment moving around. Once again, thanks to all our owners who continue to show great patience with the ongoing work at Sunset Acres Resort. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page. Happy Spring!

February 22, 2016

The work on our marina and the causeway into the lake stopped earlier this month. We finally got the silt curtain installed to help keep the movement of water and lakebed to a minimum. The water around the curtain has now frozen up so we can start up the excavation of the causeway again. The milder weather continues to create some concern about the equipment on the ice. We have been holding meetings with the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, our Conservation Officer for Saskatchewan Environment and a representative from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The main purpose of the meetings is to develop the best approach for performing the work in the safest and most efficient manner and to ensure it meets all regulatory requirements.

With the causeway excavation done we will look at the next plan to form up the inside of the inland marina, setting up the boat launch and looking to build the connection between the marina and the back lot water canal. After this work is done, we will move to the north end of the site where the pond area and the small lots are planned. The north part of the site will be the final phase of the initial project. Sorry everyone but it looks like there will continue to be a lot of construction action around site during the spring of 2016.

The preliminary design for the water plant should be complete by the end of March and we are sourcing equipment cost estimates. Installation of the water lines will be costed by our contractor once the work on the marina area is done.

We will be in attendance at both the Saskatoon and Regina Spring Home Shows in March so if you attend either show, stop by our booth. As always, we urge everyone visiting the site to use caution and watch for the heavy equipment moving around. We hope everyone had a good Family Day and we look forward to a productive March.

January 7, 2016

The good weather early in December set us back in excavation of the marina. While we were hoping for the ground to freeze a bit, water kept flowing. However, work continues and we should be cutting the channel into the lake before the end of the month. The marina lots are at building elevation and will be ready for final grading and topsoil in the spring. We have almost completed the balance of the lake front lots and will move to the north pond area after the channel into the lake is finished. It is around the pond area that we are looking to install the smaller building/camping sites. We are looking forward to being able to complete the excavation so our tree planting program can proceed. Once the pond area at the north end is done we can connect the pond and water canal to the marina which will provide direct water access to the lake from every lot in Sunset Acres Resort.

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