A Ward Boundary Review is required every three election cycles to ensure the city’s population is distributed evenly between each ward. The Review is in progress and must be complete prior to the 2020 municipal election.
All eight wards in Prince Albert have had a change in population. Compared to the 2011 review, there has been a decrease in Wards 1, 2 and 4 and an increase is Wards 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
The Municipal Wards Commission has met to research and analyze population statistics and develop an option for new ward boundaries that accounts for the changes in population.
New Ward Boundaries Map
You can review the current and proposed ward boundaries on the interactive online map or by clicking the links below.
A number of factors were considered that informed the boundaries being proposed. These include:
- an increase or decrease in population since 2011 for every ward, which has resulted in inequity of the population average between wards
- specific areas showed a growth over 10% of the allowable variance since the last review
- possible growth in population in Wards 2 & 3 because of the establishment of the University campus in the downtown area
- future projected growth in Ward 5 with available residential lots on Hadley Rd,Glass Dr and Greenshields Ln
- to include all of the residents on Pereverzoff Dr, Kwasnica Pl, Dier Rd and Thomson Bay within one ward (Ward 6) to alleviate voter confusion during elections and keep neighborhoods together
- future projected growth in Ward 8 according to West Hill Master Plan
The Ward Boundary Commission will consider all feedback shared by the public. As a resident of Prince Albert, you are invited to share your input on the proposed ward boundaries. We are looking to hear from you on the following:
- Suggestions for alternate boundaries, keeping in mind the population within each ward must remain within 10% of one another;
- Concerns about growth and decrease of population in your ward;
- Concerns about proposed changes to boundary lines affecting your neighbourhood or community interests;
- Concerns about election polling areas.
How to share your feedback
There are three ways to share your input:
1. Open House
You can view the proposed maps and leave a submission in the drop-box.
City Hall Foyer
September 18 - October 2
8:00a.m. to 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
2. Written Feedback
Complete the online form below or write a letter. Letters can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 306-953-4313 or mailed to 1084 Central Avenue, Prince Albert, S6V 7P3.
3. Public Hearing
You can make a presentation at the public hearing meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, October 2 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Please register with the City Clerk’s Office on the day of the meeting by Noon by calling (306) 953-4305. Speakers are requested to limit their presentation to 5 minutes.
Written submissions must include the date, your first and last name, your mailing address and must be originally signed. Electronic correspondence must include your first and last name, your mailing address and your email address. If you would like your written submission reviewed by the Commission PRIOR to the public hearing, it would be preferable if it were provided by 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
2019 Ward Boundary Review
For further details please see the Ward Boundary Review Frequently Asked Questions
2011 Ward Boundary Review
For further details, please see the 2011 Ward Boundary Review Report
Please see Section 57-62 of The Cities Act and The Municipal Wards Commission Bylaw No 4 of 2019.