This April NVCU has chosen to do a fundraiser for Angels of Hope Animal Rescue. Come in and purchase a paw with your pet’s name (or your own). Any donation is welcome, big or small.

More info HERE




Here is a warning from NVCU, with links to the government of Canada publications.







The Esterhazy Royal Canadian Legion would like to thank all who took part in the search for Harold Nilson, one of our Legion members. The command centre was set up at the Legion and we also want to thank Jen Zich at the Bowling Alley for supplying lunch and to Tim Horton’s for supplying coffee and dainties. We also want to thank the RCMP, Search and Rescue and a number of volunteers for their efforts.

The Royal Canadian Legion is grateful for everyone who participated in this search and wishes to express its sincere condolences on the loss of Harold Nilson.

The President and Executive Members of
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 249




This year, a couple of wonderful ladies have decided to raise funds to donate meals and ornaments to seniors. A $10.00 donation will provide a meal for a senior in Esterhazy at Sumner Place, Daisy Hill, The Elks housing, Lake Street, and the Maple Street Manor, as well as seniors in Tantallon, Spy Hill, Dubuc, Stockholm and Gerald….

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Today we completed our “Operation Holiday Drop” at the St. Anthony’s Hospital. This year has been a tough one for so many people. We are now coming strong into the holiday season and this one will not look like any other we have had before. The consistent warnings about gathering, to stay safe and the news of new cases, rising numbers in hospitals and the strain on our healthcare system. This all echoes as we edge closer to the time many of us look forward to. We have an amazing community here in Esterhazy! While we may not be able to gather like we used to, many local small and home-based businesses are..

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NVCU Mandatory Mask Notice


*Effective Immediately*


As outlined in the guidelines announced yesterday by the province/premier Scott Moe North Valley Credit Union requires the use of a face mask before entering the building.

NVCU Seeks a Qualified Loans Officer

Due to a recent opening in our lending department, North Valley Credit Union is seeking the services of a qualified Loans Officer. The successful candidate will report directly to the Loans Manager.  Responsibilities will include duties typically associated with the lending function such as interviewing members, monitoring portfolio performance and focusing on growth opportunities. Those applying for this position must be fully competent in consumer and residential mortgage lending and in commercial underwriting and analysis.

To read the full career announcement, please CLICK HERE

NVCU supports Legion during these uncertain times

Pictured above… Roy Spence presents a cheque to and receives a poppy appreciation award from Barry Spence with the Royal Canadian Legion #249 in Esterhazy SK. Due to COVID-19 the Legion members were unable to solicit door to door for poppies this year. It was important that North Valley Credit Union still made sure that they received their funds for 2020. For anyone who is wishing to donate to the legion please contact Marlene Redbourne or Barry Spence or any one of our local legion members. Also, a friendly reminder that you do not have to be a legion member to enjoy the legion lounge! Be sure to gather your friends and come down for a game of pool or darts and have a cold beverage!


Kenneth J. Kerr launches Journaling Video Course

Kenneth J. Kerr, former Esterhazy-area Journalist and operator of EsterhazyOnline, has launched his first fully-featured online video course. The “A Life Worth Journaling” Video Program is a significantly-expanded adaptation of his original live workshop of the same title, a workshop that was held in several locations in Saskatchewan in 2019, (including Yorkton), to great acclaim. It was originally planned to hold a second event in Yorkton in May this year, and also events in the Esterhazy area, but the obvious global situation put paid to that. Undaunted, Kenneth pressed on and started learning how to create online courses. It took months to find the most suitable hosting service, and then to…

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Temporary Change in Esterhazy Legion’s Lounge Hours

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 249… Notice of Temporary Change to Lounge Hours… “Due to the disruption in our business caused by COVID-19 we wish to advise our patrons of a temporary change to the hours that our lounge will be in operation. Commencing October 1st our lounge hours will be…”

For the rest of the notice CLICK HERE 

North Valley Credit Union pays a cash earnings distribution to its members

NOTICE TO MEMBERS:- North Valley Credit union had a very successful year in 2019 and accordingly, the Board of Directors have authorized a cash earnings distribution (formerly called patronage) to its members. A total of $ 100,000.00 was approved for distribution. If you are a member of North Valley Credit Union and had loans or deposits during the calendar year you received a refund of loan interest and bonus interest on your savings as follows…

For the rest of the notice CLICK HERE 

Justin Kacsmar is welcomed to the NVCU team


“I am pleased to announce Justin Kacsmar as the newest addition to our lending department. Justin is returning to his hometown of Esterhazy, and is excited to flourish within North Valley Credit Union. Justin joined our team on August 24th, 2020 as a Loans Officer Trainee. Justin recently graduated with great distinction in April 2020 with a…”

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Donation to St Anthony’s will go towards triage system


North Valley Credit Union has always been a generous and proud supporter of St. Anthony’s hospital in Esterhazy, and once again a donation has been made to assist in…

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The Royal Canadian Legion is open again for business in Esterhazy


The Royal Canadian Legion is one of those foundational institutions that forms part of the very fabric of many local communities, and it is so in Esterhazy. After the recent disruption it is good to remind people that the Esterhazy branch of the Legion is once again open for business. Here’s something that was submitted to us for publication.

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NVCU will be closed on Labour Day


NVCU Protocols for Aug 18th AGM


“Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, we have had to change the way in which we will be holding our Annual Meeting this year. Please note the following…”


For the full notice, refer to the link HERE


NVCU issues another important SCAM WARNING



Yet another scam has been circulating lately. It seems the criminal element has no lack of imagination when it comes to stealing money from unsuspecting or overly trusting individuals.

Read the full announcement by clicking HERE

NVCU AGM announced


Tuesday August 18th at the Legion lounge.

There will be no supper or beverages provided and it will be treated as a business meeting with social distancing protocols in place. There will be no socializing afterwards.


NVCU Scholarship 2020 recipients

North Valley Credit Union is proud to introduce the 2020 Scholarship recipients.

More information HERE

NVCU Spring 2020 Newsletter


NVCU has published their Spring newsletter which will be hitting mailboxes next week. However, we have the digital version which we’ve been asked to share.

The .pdf file or images can be accessed HERE

NVCU offers 5.9% balance transfers

“Come in today to get 5.9% balance transfers when you switch to a North Valley Credit Union Collabria Credit Card.”


NVCU will be closed on August 3rd



Improving Your Retirement Returns


On July 15th the Bank of Canada announced that they are leaving interest rates unchanged and are going to continue with a very aggressive quantitative easing program that will continue to artificially suppress interest rates for the foreseeable future. If you are already saving for retirement or are nearing retirement, you need to find ways to increase your investment returns. I strongly recommend…

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Beware of Scams

Recently, we have seen several frauds making the rounds and, sadly, people are falling for them. One fraud entails an individual phoning you and claiming you have won some money or some item in a well-known lottery and requests that you send them $ 300.00 as an administration fee to facilitate them getting you your prize. If you send the money…

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Awards presented at NVCU

Awards have been presented to staff members at North Valley Credit Union!  Chandra Preece presented Angie Herperger with her award for 35 years of service. Niki Rink presented Meranda Pangracs with her award for 5 years of service, and Roy Spence presented Wade Penman with his award for 5 years of service. Congratulations to these staff members, and the pictures are below.




Want more bang for your buck?

I just received an interesting notice from NVCU. I found it thought-provoking, and maybe worthy of further investigation on a personal level. Anyway, check it out for yourself… Below is the notice exactly as I received it. – Kenneth

Have you checked into what your current financial institution is paying you on your demand TFSA (Tax Free Savings Accounts)? Due to the recent actions of the Bank of Canada in dropping rates to almost zero some financial institutions have…

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Update from Esterhazy District Medical Clinic

As things slowly return to a more “familiar look” around the area, EsterhazyOnline reached out to the Esterhazy District Medical Clinic and asked for an update regarding their current operating procedures. This is what we received from them. “As we move forward during these crazy times, we would like to ask everyone for their patience and for everyone to please abide by our new policies and procedures! We are doing our best to follow guidelines set up by the…”

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The “Glassy but classy” look at North Valley Credit Union

This week marks the re-opening of many businesses across the country as we slowly return to normal. But, for North Valley Credit Union, the doors were opened on June 1st, meaning I was able to pop in last week and check out their fancy new glass partitions. It’s funny really, growing up in the UK in the 1960’s, I seem to recall…

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North Valley Credit Union branch re-opening

I am pleased to advise that North Valley Credit Union will be re-opening its branch in Esterhazy on Monday June 1st, 2020. We are excited to welcome our members, customers and clients back into our building

As we have not been given the “all clear” insofar as COVID is concerned we will be continuing to take precautions for the safety of our staff members and the public. These safety precautions are:

  • Requiring that social distancing be maintained within the branch.
  • Ensuring that everyone entering the branch use hand sanitizer.
  • Requesting that you remove your gloves before entering the building
  • Limiting the number of people within the branch at any one time.

We will not be requiring anyone entering the branch to wear a facemask, however, if you feel more comfortable doing so you are welcome to wear one. 

We will not be screening  people for symptoms of the virus so you will be on the honour system to ensure that you are free from the virus when entering our building. 

When coming into our office you will see we have installed tempered glass at all the front office workstations and these will be a permanent fixture even after the threat of the virus has passed. Again, this is a safety precaution to protect everyone’s health to the best of our ability. 

If you have any questions you can reach us at:

306-745-6615 or toll free at 1-888-533-NVCU (6828)

​​​​​​​Roy Spence

​​​​​​​CEO & General Manager

Canalta Esterhazy and Canalta Moosomin re-open

I just heard from Esterhazy’s own Lyndsay Hamilton (now director of sales for the Canalta hotels chain), and this is what she said. “Not sure if this is something you share, but we have reopened the Canalta Esterhazy and Canalta Moosomin location (amongst others) and we have really ramped up our cleaning standards. Our commitment to keeping our guests and team members safe is…”

See the rest of the announcement HERE

Warrior Announcement from Tyler Metz

Hi there Warrior Family and Friends! With the poor weather last fall and delays from The COVID-19 pandemic, the Football field and track project has experienced delays. The Warrior Football team, GSSD, EHS, Norenda Construction, and all the Professionals and Volunteers working on this project are requesting to please refrain from using the field and track….

See the rest of the announcement HERE

Featured Property Listing

Details HERE

Welcome back to the site Nancy Johnson!

We are delighted to welcome back Nancy Johnson to the NVCUAnnouncer/EsterhazyOnline website. She now has her own listing page here, and we’ll be adding properties to it as directed by Nancy herself. There’s a link to her page in the main menu, or see the link below.

See Nancy’s Announcer listing page HERE

CEBA (Canada Emergency Business Account) Program Loans

North Valley Credit Union has begun processing and funding CEBA loans. Our lending personnel have reached out to all of our commercial accounts that we feel will qualify for a government CEBA loan. If we have not contacted your business and you feel you do qualify for a CEBA loan please feel free to contact our office. The criteria you must meet to qualify for a CEBA loan are:

Click HERE for full announcement


Following the appropriate advertising North Valley Credit Union held its Nomination period between March 16th and 27th, 2020. The credit union did not receive any nomination papers for potential new directors during this time period. Accordingly, the incumbent directors whose terms had expired were elected by acclamation and will serve a three-year term. The directors elected by acclamation are:-

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