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Wernick resigns in wake of SNC Lavalin scandal

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The head of the federal public service is stepping down following controversy over whether he was too partisan in his testimony about the SNC-Lavalin affair. In a statement. . .READ MORE

Moosomin town council: Council approves Tesla charging station, design studio

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Moosomin town council approved a $500,000 building permit for a Tesla charging station in Moosomin at Wednesday’s council meeting, and gave its nod of approval for development. . .READ MORE

Steven Bonk nominated for second term

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Moosomin MLA Steven Bonk has been nominated as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in the 2020 provincial election. Bonk won a contested nomination to be the Saskatchewan Part. . .READ MORE

Artist Joe Fafard, originally from Ste. Marthe, has died

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World renowned sculptor Joe Fafard, who is originally from Ste. Marthe near Rocanville, has passed away. He was 76 years old. Fafard and his family grew up at St. Marthe an. . .READ MORE

Alvin Sunshine wanted in connection to kidnapping

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Melville RCMP and Yorkton General Investigation Section (GIS) are asking the public’s assistance in locating 27 year-old Alvin Lawrence Sunshine. He is wanted in relation to a kidnapping that was reported to have occurred at a rural property south of Melville on July 12, 2018. He is charged and a warrant has been issued for his arrest in rel. . .

SE College offering Office Admin course in Moosomin

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After a few years without the program, Southeast College has decided to offer its Office Administration course again in Moosomin this coming fall of 2019. “I believe it’s been a few years since we’ve offered the Office Administration program in Moosomin so we’re really excited,” says Sheena Onrait, Manager of Marketing and Communications with So. . .

Canada vs Philippines at 2019 Living Skies Fireworks

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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 companies against one another. Each puts on their best show—one on Saturday night, one on Sunday night—and a panel of judges selects the winner. The fireworks shows are unlik. . .

Manitoba switches to DST this Sunday

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Daylight saving time returns to Manitoba early in the morning of Sunday, March 10, when clocks across the province will be advanced by one hour. Under The Official Time Act, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and continues until the first Sunday in November. According to the government of Manitoba, "The official time ch. . .

Public Prosecution Service tweets that it must be free of political interference

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The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) — the independent body that prosecutes federal offences and has played a role in the SNC-Lavalin affair — sent a tweet this morning saying its lawyers must be free to do their jobs without political influence. The tweet comes one day after the prime minister's former principal secretary, Gerry Bu. . .

Elks giving away Chase the Ace pot Saturday

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This Saturday at the Uptown bar in Moosomin, the Moosomin Elks Club will be giving away their Chase the Ace pot, which should be at least $14,500, or more, depending on ticket sales this past Saturday. The Elks annual Chase the Ace lottery license has expired for this year’s draw, and if the ace wasn’t drawn this past Saturday, final cards must . . .

Hockey draft, comedian fundraiser this Saturday

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This Saturday, March 9, an NHL team playoff auction followed by a comedian act will be held at the MCC Centre in Moosomin as a fundraiser for the new Pipestone Hills Golf Clubhouse. The evening will start with the NHL draft at 6:30 followed by two comedians—Joel Jeffrey and headliner Tommy Lama—at 9 pm. “For the draft we have purchased four h. . .

Manitoba reduces PST to seven per cent

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Manitobans will be paying less PST as of July 1, it was announced in the provincial budget today. The PST will be reduced to seven per cent. “Three years ago, Manitobans chose a new direction for their province and elected us to bring greater stability, security and opportunity to people right across the province,” said Finance Minister Scott Fi. . .

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