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SaskPower plans new building in Moosomin

[ • By Kevin Weedmark]
SaskPower is planning a $2.5 million, 8,200-square-foot building in Moosomin. The building, in Eastgate Business Park, will replace the current SaskPower building on Pentla. . .READ MORE

Living Skies Come Alive goes international

[ • By Kevin Weedmark]
Every August long weekend, the skies come alive over Moosomin Lake. For the last several years the Living Skies Come Alive Fireworks Competition has pitted two fireworks compa. . .READ MORE

Police out in full force on long weekend watching for impaired drivers

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Police will be out in full force this weekend watching for impaired drivers Police all over the province will be running check stops during the long weekend to help curb an. . .READ MORE

Seeding more than 60 per cent complete in SE Sask

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Good seeding progress was made for much of the province over the week up to May 15, according to Saskatchewan's weekly crop report released today. Seeding is most advanced. . .READ MORE

Saskatchewan manufacturing sales growth leads nation

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Growth in manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan showed significant year-over-year strength in March, more than doubling the national average. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, Saskatchewan’s year-over-year manufacturing sales grew by 19.8 per cent to $1.35 billion—tying with Prince Edward Island for the highest growth rate in Canada. Manufacturing . . .

Law allowing blue and amber lights on tow trucks now in force

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The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed The Traffic Safety (Tow Trucks) Amendment Act, 2017 to permit blue lights to be used in conjunction with amber lights on tow trucks and other vehicles providing roadside assistance. Adding blue lights will increase visibility from further distances on highways. The law goes into effect immediately. . . .

SaskPower signs agreement for geothermal power plant near Estevan

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SaskPower and DEEP Earth Energy Production Corp. (DEEP) have signed a power purchase agreement that will allow further research into the potential for Saskatchewan’s first geothermal power project. “We’re proud to continue our work with DEEP to evaluate geothermal’s potential role in our power supply,” said SaskPower President and CEO Mike Marsh. . .

Provincial parks open this Thursday

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Saskatchewan Provincial Parks officially open for the season this Thursday, May 18. Provincial parks continue to be among Saskatchewan’s most popular vacation destinations. With a record of nearly four million visits in 2016, the parks are preparing for another busy season. “Saskatchewan people love their parks,” Saskatchewan Parks, Culture an. . .

Some farmers at half way mark in seeding

[May 15, 2017 • BY Kara Kinna]

Farmers in the Moosomin area were making good progress on seeding last week, with many at the 50 per cent mark due to a lack of rain in the area this spring. However many farmers in the Rocanville and Whitewood area were just getting started with seeding last week due to wetter conditions in those areas. The lack of rain this spring has been a b. . .

Daemon Hunt first round draft pick in WHL

[May 8, 2017 • BY Kara Kinna]

Daemon Hunt, originally from Moosomin, was a first round WHL Bantam draft pick Thursday, chosen 15th overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors. Hunt lives in Brandon now but grew up in Moosomin and is a Moosomin Minor Hockey product. A defenceman with the Brandon Bantam AAA Wheat Kings, the six-foot-five, 190-lb Hunt scored 22 goals and had 38 assists f. . .

Creative Vision spring concert tonight

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Creative Vision Productions Spring Concert is tonight at Bethel United Church in Moosomin! The show starts at 7 pm and admission is $10 at the door. Should be some great entertainment!. . .

Hickman fundraiser Saturday

[ • BY Kara Kinna]

A benefit is being held in Rocanville Saturday for a local family who are going through a tough time due to cancer. Pam Hickman was diagnosed with breast cancer, and a benefit is being held at the PotashCorp Rocanville Community Hall on Saturday, May 13 for the Hickman family. The benefit will consist of supper and a silent auction with a cabaret . . .

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