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Wagantall says energy corridor vitally important

[ • By Kevin Weedmark]
Yorkton-Melville MP Cathay Wagantall says the concept of a national energy corridor is an important initiative for the future of Canada’s energy industry. Wagantall’s ridi. . .READ MORE

Senate committee proposes 187 amendments to C-69

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Senators on the Energy Committee have approved 187 amendments to the Liberal government’s environmental assessment legislation. If the Senate as a whole agrees with the commit. . .READ MORE

Moosomin water plant back online

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Moosomin residents can water their gardens again. There were water restrictions in place Monday to Wednesday this week to accommodate a maintenance project at the town's wa. . .READ MORE

Sask supporting Legion branches

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In 2019-20, the Government of Saskatchewan is providing $100,000 for a new program to support the important work of veteran service clubs across the province. “Veterans ar. . .READ MORE

Sask adds paid leave for victims of violence

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On Monday, paid job leave for survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence was introduced and passed in the Saskatchewan Legislature. Employees will be able to take five paid days and five unpaid days under Bill No. 172, The Saskatchewan Employment (Paid Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Violence Leave) Amendment Act, 2019. Previously, employe. . .

Province grants $275,000 for airport

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

The provincial government will provide $275,000 for the expansion of Moosomin’s airport. A group spearheaded by Jeff St. Onge and Dr. Schalk Van Der Merwe has been securing commitments from municipal governments throughout the region. So far the municipal contributions and corporate fundraising has brought in $792,500. With the provincial contri. . .

Planned power outage Sunday morning in Moosomin

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If you are planning on making breakfast for your Mom for Mother's Day tomorrow, don't get up too early to start cooking if you are in the Moosomin area. SaskPower is planning a power outage for 4:30 am to 7 am tomorrow morning (Sunday, May 12) affecting the Moosomin area. Areas affected include: Town of Moosomin, Rocanville, Wapella, Fleming,. . .

Emergency fundraiser set up for Jax Hudym

[ • BY Kara Kinna]

Fundraising is underway for a Moosomin Grade 1 student—Jax Hudym—who was rushed to the hospital a few weeks ago and had an emergency operation to remove a brain tumor on Monday, April 29. Jax and his family are currently in Saskatoon where Jax is recovering from the operation. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the family, while an online Fac. . .

Moosomin water restriction starting Monday, May 13

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The town of Moosomin will be asking residents to carefully watch their water usage next week. Work will be done on the town's water system starting Monday, May 13, meaning that the town will be relying on its water reserves. Mike Stein of the town of Moosomin says the town usually goes through 200,000-250,000 gallons of water a day, and can u. . .

Government drops charge against Norman

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The Crown has dropped the charge of breach of trust against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, citing new information that was brought forward by his defence in March. Federal prosecutor Barbara Mercier said there was no longer a reasonable prospect of conviction in the case that had become politically charged. The new information brought “greater contex. . .

Lacey Moore - Second time gold medalist

[ • BY Donna Beutler]

Spy Hill-area resident Lacey Moore has taken her love of archery to the national level where she has won gold two years in a row in women’s compound archery. Moore, 33, is a contract and risk lawyer who spends her off-time practising with her compound bow and competing in various archery competitions around Saskatchewan. Moore grew up in the. . .

Multiple charges follow Yorkton street check

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On Monday, May 6, members of Yorkton Crime Reduction Unit conducted a street check with two men. Upon further investigation the men were placed under arrest, searched and two concealed knives and a loaded sawed off .22 caliber rifle we seized. Dustin VENNE (28) from Yorkton, SK was released for court by a Justice of the Peace. VENNE was r. . .

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