The Pas RCMP Staff Sergeant Brent Mattice was present at last Wednesday’s committee of the whole meeting to discuss the town’s curfew by law in the midst of ongoing concerns of vandalism and youth walking the streets at night causing mischief. The By Law was first enacted back in 1998 but it has been difficult for the town to enforce.
Mattice added that the town wants to let residents know that the curfew by law is a tool that can be used to eliminate any further vandalism. The By Law was first enacted back in 1998 but it has been difficult for the town to enforce.
Mattice would like to remind parents to know what their children are doing at all times and to have them home at a decent time.
Winnipeg based artist and The Pas native Marie Leblanc will be conducting a special art project here in The Pas called “Who Says We Need Fresh Air.” The project will feature a series of quotes of sufferers of multiple chemical sensitivities and environmental illnesses. The quotes will give people an idea of what these people go through every day with these illnesses.
Leblanc herself has multiple chemical sensitivities and she would like to hear from anyone who has an environmental or chemical sensitivity or knows of someone that is affected by these sensitivities. You can email her at email@example.com.
It has not yet been determined where the project will be conducted but LeBlanc has already received approval from two local businesses.
The FASD Diagnostic Coordinator Joanne Wyman is running a conference called “How Attachment Shapes Our Lives”.
Occupational therapist Kim Barthel will be speaking at the conference and she says attachment is all about early childhood relationships between parents and teachers and how these relationships help to develop the brain.
These relationships can be tricky for children with developmental challenges and the conference centre’s around how adults can help or advance their children development.
The Conference will take place in The Pas on October 5th at the Royal Canadian Legion from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To register for the conference call 204-623-9649 the deadline to register is September 15th.
Correction: An Earlier Version of this Story said the conference was being run by the FASD Diagnostic Coordinator Joanne Wyman. It is actually being run by The Pas and Area FASD Committee
The Pas Town Councilors agreed that they would authorize the public works department to investigate and plan improvements to the new sewage lagoon for The Pas at last weeks council meeting.
Deputy Mayor Brian Roque says there are serious issues with the current sewage lagoons capacity.
Roque added that because of a high cost issue, the town has to make a plan and look at the steps to achieve a lagoon system and process that will handle all the communities’ needs.
The Pas Community Choir will be starting a new session on September 7th at the Westminster United Church on Edwards Avenue.
The cost is 30 dollars for the session. For more information call Andrew at 204-623-2136.
Everyone is welcome to join.
At Wednesday night’s council meeting the town of The Pas agreed that they would provide some in kind sponsorship to the OCN Blizzard.
Mayor Jim Scott says the town will be paying for two games here in The Pas during the upcoming season Roy H Johnston Arena. One of the games will be played during The Trappers Festival.
The team will also be allowed to use the Wellness Centre to workout.
Scott added that having a hockey team is important for the community and that the Blizzard is a very strong franchise.
The Pas Town Council carried the variation application for 702 and 728 Gordon Avenue at Wednesday night’s council meeting. The Application was submitted by True Blue Developments owner Michael O Rourke to have a drive thru for a Tim Horton’s Express at Michaels Corner Store. Mayor Jim Scott told CJAR that the variation application also allowed for a number of objects to be located where they were at the business and where they potentially could be.
Although the application was carried, Deputy Mayor Brian Roque and Margret Commodore voted against the variation out of concern for the safety of children. Commodore felt that having a drive thru would increase traffic and put the safety of children at risk because the business is not far from Opasquia Elementary School and Ecole Opasquia. A couple of citizens present at the meeting were concerned about children’s safety as well.
Mayor Jim Scott voted in favour of the variation saying that O Rourke has helped to provide jobs in the community and young children would not be at risk of traffic because they are often driven to school by their parents.
Bonnie Meadows from The Pas Precious Pet Kennels is looking for people to sign up for The Hudson Reykdall Mobile Clinic that she hopes to have here in The Pas from September 14th to the 15th.
If more people do not sign up, the mobile clinic could end up being cancelled. Meadows added that they are also in need of volunteers to assist with the animals and donations of gift cards from restaurants and gas stations for the mobile clinic workers.
If you would like to donate gift cards, sign up for the clinic, or volunteer you can call 623-3608. The cost to have your pets spayed and neutered is 100 dollars for male pets and 125 dollars for female pets.
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There will be a registration night at the A&W here in The Pas for The Pas Pre School. The event takes place on August 30th at 7PM and space for children is limited. The goal of the Pre School is to help prepare children for kindergarten.
If you are interested in signing your children up for the program email
Last week, The Pas Diary Queen held the annual DQ Miracle Treat Day. On Miracle Treat Day, money from each Blizzard treat goes towards local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to support research, purchase equipment, and to help children that can’t afford certain types of health care.
The money raised this year will go towards buying a Neuro Microscope for a children’s hospital in Manitoba, an instrument that will make it easier for surgeons to operate brain tumors. Donations can still be made at The Pas’ Diary Queen anytime through their donation box.
The Kelsey Recreation Annual Parade of Programs will be held at The Roy H Johnston Arena from 11AM until 2PM on September 16th.
The parade gives residents the opportunity to see what activities and organizations there are in the community. The Roadrunners Swim Club, The Pas and Area Basketball Association, and Zumba with Erin are some of the organizations that are expected to be present at the Parade of Programs.
If you would like to register your organization call The Pas Recreation and Wellness Centre at 627-1134.
There will be a Town Council and Committee of The Whole Meeting tonight here in The Pas.
Some of the items on the council meeting agenda include dealing with a variation application for a Tim Horton’s Express, authorizing the public works department to investigate designing a new sewage lagoon, offering the OCN Blizzard some In kind sponsorship, and taking back control of the disc golf set up in the park.
Some of the items that will be talked about at the committee of the whole meeting include a curfew for young people in the community, and purchasing a sweeper for The Clearwater Lake Airport.
These will be the first Council and Committee of the whole meetings since last month.
The Manitoba Provincial Government will be conducting road work here in The Pas in the next few weeks.
According to a media spokesperson, The 10.5 million dollars project will involve paving Provincial Trunk Highway 10 from Cook Avenue North to The railway crossing 600 metres South of Provincial Road 287 for a total distance of 18.6 kilometres.
They will also be paving provincial road 285 from Highway 10 to the east junction of Kryschuk.
Motorists will experience some delays in these construction areas as there will be some speed reductions and one way streets.
The estimated completion of the road work is next summer.
The Opaswayak Indian Days traditional events for men and woman aged 40 to 54 years of age takes place on Thursday at OID park from 10 AM to 6PM and on Saturday from 9AM to 12 PM. The entry fee is 2 dollars per event with cash awards of 50 dollars for first place, 40 dollars for second and 30 dollars for third.
The Summer Traditional Pow Wow 2017 was held last weekend at the OCN Arbor Site. There were a lot of young people that participated and one of the goals of the Pow Wow was to encourage young indigenous people to continue to follow their culture.
The Pow Wow’s visitors were not limited to locals. They also had visitors from as far away as Toronto and even the United States.
The Opaskwayak Indian Days Senior Traditional Events will take place at OID Park this Thursday from 11AM until 6PM and on Saturday from 9AM until 12 PM. These events are open to men and woman aged 18 to 39. Cost is 2 dollars per event with cash prizes of 40 dollars for first place, 30 dollars for second and 20 dollars for third. Some of the events include tea boiling, moose calling, and nail pounding.
The Opaskwayak Indian Days Junior Traditional Events will take place at OID Park this Thursday from 11AM until 6PM and on Saturday from 9AM until 12 PM. Some of the events include archery, log throw, moose call, and many others. Cost is 2 dollars an event. Prizes include 30 dollars for first place, 20 dollars for second and 10 dollars for third. These events are open to boys and girls 13-17.
There will be a “release a memory event” here in The Pas on September 14th at Devon Park. The event will begin at 7pm and they will be releasing balloons again this year.
Everyone is invited to take part and the deadline to register is September 13th at 4PM. You can sign up at the town office.
The monthly mayor reports for July have been released. Most criminal offensives committed in The Pas were Disturbance of The Peace Cases a total 178, The RM of Kelsey had mostly provincial traffic violations a total of 61, and Cormorant had 2 breaks and enters, 2 disturbances of the Peace and 2 provincial traffic violations.
The Annual Kelsey Conservation District Barbeque will be held at the Carrot Valley Community Club on August 17th. Cocktails will be served at 5PM and supper will be served around 6.
The barbeque is an opportunity for the Kelsey Conservation District to let residents know what they have been doing for the past year and what they have planned for next year.
If you wish to attend you are asked to call 204-623-3353.
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The RM of Kelsey Office will be holding a special meeting on August 22nd at 7PM. Reeve Rod Berezowecki says the meeting will give the public and the agriculture committee some input on pumping rules that relate to agriculture drainage in the Opasquia Valley.
Berezowecki stated that the pumping guide lines have not been looked at for a while and there has to be some changes that are sustainable.
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According to a news release, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsay recently stated that The Pallister Government has snubbed the North again with its announcement that they will spend millions on water treatment projects all over the province except for the Northern Manitoba.
Lathlin says people in the North have the greatest need for upgraded water treatment and many do not have access to clean drinking water. Lindsay also voiced his displeasure saying the Pallister Government has continually turned its back on the North.
The NDP is calling on The Pallister Government to listen to people in Northern Manitoba and help invest in their water and waste projects.
The Pas Town Councilor Margret Commodore put forward a proposal for a no loitering by-law for The Town of The Pas back in June. Commodore spoke to 102 9 CJAR and said that town has decided not to move forward with proposed by-law and that she respects their decision.
Commodore felt that having a no loitering by-law would help to make residents feel safer going to businesses in the downtown area.
The Larose Avenue Infrastructure Renewal work started in July. Assistant Municipal Superintendent Chris McTaggert says they will be doing the renewal work from the 500 block starting at 7th Street all the way to BNC at Larose Avenue and First Street.
All the underground work is going to take place this summer and the paving work and the rest of the cleanup is expected to occur next year.
MacTaggert stated that although the road closure will be an inconvenience the town appreciates everyones patience.
The Pas Families Building a Better Community Group's Water Balloon and Pie Throwing fundraiser was held at the 9th annual The Pas Community Renewal Corporations street festival last weekend.
Desarae Lambert from The Pas Community Renewal Corporation told CJAR that a total of $1,185 was raised towards a new skate and Spray Park and about $592 dollars will go towards each project.
Some of the participants this year included CJAR”S Blake Priddle, The Pas Mayor Jim Scott, and few other council members.
The Pas boat launch dock was put in the water on Tuesday after a long delay caused by extremely high water levels. The high water levels increased the chances of the dock getting damaged by floating debris.
The dock is often used to tie down boats after they have been launched and not having the dock has made things difficult for boaters.
Last week, The executive committee of The Pas and Area Animal Shelter held a special meeting where they voted to pursue the possibility of establishing an animal shelter at 1559 Gordon Avenue the current tourist information building.
Herb Jacques the chairmen of TPAAS executive stated in a press release that their next major step is to pursue the zoning amendment required for an animal shelter.
The committee believes 1559 Gordon Avenue would be the least cost prohibitive and would offer the opportunity to open a shelter in a more timely fashion.
Funds will continue to be raised for the future animal shelter and the committees next fundraiser is a social on October 21st that will feature the Bon Jovi Tribute Band “Bed of Roses”.
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Correction: An earlier version of this story Incorrectly referred to The Pas and Area Animal Shelter as the The Pas and Area Animal Hospital we apologize for this mistake
On August 4th, two wildfires were detected near Clearwater Lake. Gary Friesen the Manager of the Wildfire Program with Manitoba Sustainable Development says both fires were started by lightning and were suppressed immediately by the fire crews and water bombers out of The Pas. These fires are now under control.
If you do see a wildfire you are asked to report it by calling 1-800-782-0076.
The Opaswayak Indian Days Memorial Fishing Derby runs on August 20th at Riverside Park. The derby features an adult category with a entry fee of $20 and a youth division for people 17 and under with an entry fee of 5 dollars.
Both divisions will have a chance to win some cash prizes. Advanced tickets are on sale from Lyle or Sheryl Crain and the derby runs from 5 until 8 pm
The Anthony Frank Constant Memorial three on three basketball tournament is one of many events happening at Opaswayak Cree Indian Days next week.
The divisions for the tournament include the competitive men’s division, co-ed rec division, 17 and under division, and a 13 and under division.
The deadline to sign up is August 16th and the games will be played on the 18th. For more information call Yvonne Fenner at 620-2738
The First Clearwater Lake Boat Parade was held last weekend as part of The Pas Homecoming celebrations and had an excellence turn out with lots of positive feedback from participants and spectators.
The first place winners were Dave and Karen Simes, Rene Caston Gauy and family won second place, and the Quiring family won third place.
Mary Anne Greenwood would like to thank all the wonderful people that came out to volunteer to make the day a success.
The 52 Opaswayak Indian Days Parade is scheduled for Wednesday August 16th. Registration will be open at the Gordon Lathin Memorial Centre at 9AM and the parade begins at noon.
The parade will run from the GLMC all the way to Pike Lake. Parade Floats will be judged between 10 and 11AM. If you wish to register call Cory McGinnis at 204-250-8951 or The Social Services Department at 204-627-7171.
Opaswayak Indian Days Memorial Soccer Championships will take place on August 17th, 18th, and 19th. The Entry fee is six hundred dollars and the cash prizes for both the men’s and woman’s division is three thousand dollars for first place, two thousand for second place and one thousand for third.
The deadline to register is August 14th. You can send to: Opaswayak Indian days Box 10880 R0B 2J0. For more information call Lyle Crain at 204-620-6017 or Curtis Sayese at 204-620-7422.
The Beatrice Wilson Health Centre is having a Vision Clinic from the Swan Valley Vision Centre on August 10th and the 11th from 9 AM until 4PM.
To book an appointment for to find out if you are eligible call 627-7410
Corrections: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect phone number list the correct phone number is 627-7410
For the past few years The Pas Families Building a Better Community Group has been fundraising for a spray and a skate park for all the communities in the area and they will be raising funds this weekend with a water balloon and pie throwing fundraiser.
The group is still looking for community members willing to take part in the event and have stuff thrown at them for a good cause. If you would like to participate or for more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The 52nd Opaskwayak Indian days will take place from August 14th until the 20th. Some of the events this year include a parade, a three on three basketball tournament, and a fishing derby.
To find out what else is taking place. Visit The Pas Community What’s Happening in the Tri Area Facebook Page or the Opaskwayak Indian Days Facebook page.
Manitoba Sustainable Development and the office of the fire commissioner is warning Manitobans that hot and dry conditions have elevated the forest fire risk in many areas of the Province going into the long weekend.
Manitobans are reminded to exercise caution with any outdoor activity. ATV riders should carry a shovel and a fire extinguisher and to stop frequently to check around the engine and exhaust for debris.
Campers are also reminded to use designated fire pits and to make sure campfires are completely out before leaving the area.
To report a wildfire you can call 911 or the forest fire tip line at 1-800-782-0076.
According to a news release from Manitoba Public Insurance, Friday is the deadliest day of the holiday long weekend. On average two people are killed and 100 people are injured on each long holiday weekend 37 percent of which take place on Friday.
The top five safety tips from Manitoba Public Insurance to prevent accidents include. Not texting and driving, not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, wearing your seatbelt, driving the speed limit, and slowing down in construction zones.
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The Guy Hill Residential School and Family Gathering will run from August 4th until the 7th at the site of the former Guy Hill Residential School.
The purpose of this gathering is to have a school reunion and to have traditional ceremonies that will help to build up the culture that was destroyed in the residential school system.
There will be activities, sweat lodges, teepee set up, and sharing circles at the gathering and they will finish with a feast on Sunday August 6th before packing up on August 7th.
For more information you can call Guy Hill Residential School Committee Chairperson Daniel Highway at 204-881-5423.
The Clearwater Lake Airport Hall is having a fundraiser pork loin supper on August 12th at 6PM. The cost is 25 dollars for adults and children under 12 are free. All money raised will go towards renovations for the Clearwater Lake Social Club Halls bar and kitchen.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 204-624-5609, everyone is welcome to attend.
For the past five years Aurora House in The Pas has held the Walk a Mile in her Shoes Walk. An international mens march with the goal of stopping sexual assault and gender violence. The event gives men the chance to express their opposition to gender based violence.
The walk will be held at the Otineka Mall on September 21st at 6PM. If you wish to register or for more information you can call Aurora House at 623-7427 or email email@example.com
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There will be a special contest this weekend as part of The Pas Homecoming Celebrations. A couple of rocks will be hidden and you could win $100 if you find one. The first clue will be released this Friday, the second clue on Saturday and the third clue on Sunday. If you find one of these rocks you can turn it into Terry McKellup at The Roy H Johnston Arena all day Saturday or by calling her at 620-1265.
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Last weekend, a fire broke out at a residence on Brenley Drive near Opaswayak Cree Nation. Chief Fire Prevention Officer Ranych Manych says the call came in around 3:20 and fire was contained by 5:30.
The cause of the fire was determined to be a cooking accident. Brenley Drive is on a parcel of land that is the responsibility of The RM of Kelsey which is why the The Pas Fire Department responded to this fire.
The Pas Committee for Woman in Crisis Aurora House is running a cooking and sharing program called International Recipe Exchange. The program is expected to run on Wednesdays from August 9th until the 30th from 11AM to 3PM.
If you wish to register or for more information call 204-623-7427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It has not yet been determined where the program will take place but it may be held at the Anglican Parish Hall on Edwards Avenue.
Emergency crews responded to a house fire on Waller Crescent here in The Pas
early Saturday morning. According to Chief Fire Prevention Officer Randy Manych, The call came in before 5 am and when the crews arrived the house was fully engulfed.
The fire started in a shed next to the house and spread to the homes attic.
A passerby saw the fire and woke the residents to warn them of the fire and
everyone was evacuated safely.
It is suspected that this fire was deliberately set. The investigation is ongoing.
There will be a discussions and a book signing with local authors Murray Harvey and Norm Richards at the Roy H Johnston Arena on August 5th at 2PM. People will also have a chance to watch The Violet Guymer Story at the Arena at 4PM.
There will also be a dance at the arena on the 5th from 9PM until 1AM and a free barbeque on the 6th from 1 until 3 PM. These events are part of The Pas Home Coming 2017. A complete list of events can be found at The Pas Community What’s Happening in the Tri Area Facebook Page.
The Town is in need of someone to lease and operate the The Roy H Johnston Arenas skate sharpening booth and the concession for the 2017-2018 seasons.
You must have liability insurance and August 11th is the last day to send in submissions. For more information or if you’re interested in leasing the skate sharpening booth or the concession please call Wellness and Recreation Director Amber Whitehead at 204-627-1130 or email email@example.com.
The Pas Kinsmen’s Truth North Mud Run is set to take place on September 2nd and the Kinsmen Club is inviting kids to participate. If your 10 to 13 years old you can sign up for only $25 dollars. Participants will run the full 5 KM.
Funds raised will go towards new Kinsmen Club projects
The Pas Town crews will be conducting repairs on the back lanes on the 200 and 300 blocks of Fischer Avenue. This means there will be no access to the back lanes today from 7 AM until 3:30 PM. People in the area are asked to park on the front or side streets. The 2 hour parking by-law will not be enforced during this time
The Halcrow Lake Golf and Country Club is having a general meeting on August 1st. The public is invited to attend to ask any questions and bring up concerns that they may have in regards to the golf course.
One of the issues the course had this season was holes covered in water which discouraged players from wanting to play. Course Manager Orin Rambow says the course is alot dryer now.
The meeting is expected to take place at the golf course clubhouse at 7PM.
The Pas Handi Van has issued a notice to clients that the Handi Van will be closed from August 7th until August 25th. Service is expected to resume on August 28th.
The Summer Traditional Pow Wow is set to run from August 12th until the 13th at the OCN Arbor Site. The event features singers and dancers from different provinces that bring their happiness and celebration of life that they share with community members.
The 2017 Voyagers Rendezvous Canoe Race began in Rocky Mountain House Alberta on July First and they finished in The Pas area 23 days later.
Event Coordinator Cathy Schwengler says the race was inspired by a similar canoe race that took place on Canada’s 100th anniversary. The paddlers received a warm welcome from the residents of Opaskwayak Cree Nation.
All of the paddlers were indigenous and Schwengler believes that they were ambassadors for their communities that spread positive messages for indigenous people across the country.
The canoe teams paddled a total 1600 kilometers and visited a total 21 communities. Schwengler would like to thank the Opaskwayak Cree Nation for their hospitality.
The Pas and Area Animal Shelter Incorporated has been working for seven months fundraising and planning for a new animal shelter in The Pas. The goal of having an animal shelter will help to combat the number of stray pets in the community.
Member Lorraine Mcintosh says the organization is trying to decide whether they will build a new building for the Animal Shelter or purchase a building from one of three business owners that are willing to sell their buildings.
The organization will meet again next week and Mcintosh hopes they will make their final decision.
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The Pas Alliance Church is running the Mysteries inc. In Search of the Truth Day Camp from July 31st until August 4th. The camp features bible stories, games, and snacks and it will run each day from 1:00-2:30PM. The camp is free and is open to children aged 5-12. Call Pastor Randy Smith at 623-3742 for more information.
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The Opaskwayak Cree Nation recently issued a public statement regarding the recent acts of violence in the community.
According to a news release there are vulnerable persons in the community and elders require the communities support and assistance in protection.
Community members are reminded not to intervene if acts of violence are occurring as this is a risk to personal safety.
Acts of violence or our suspicious activity should be reported by calling 911 or the RCMP at 204-627-6200.
You can also contact Joan Niquinicappo at 204-627-7161 if you have any suggestions for community groups.
There will be a boat parade at Clearwater Lake on August 6th as part of The Pas Homecoming 2017 Celebrations. People that have boats and sea doo’s are invited to decorate them take part in the parade. Participants are asked to bring their boats to camper’s cove by 1:45 on August 6th.
The parade will start at camper’s cove and follow the shoreline to pioneer bay.
If you need more information or if you want to register your boat you can call Wally’s Place at 624-5005
Last Week,The Pas Mayor Jim Scott had a meeting with RCMP Staff Sergeant Brent Mattice. Scott says the meeting was called over concerns that there may be an arsonist in town. Despite all of the recent fires the RCMP is very certain that there is no arsonist in The Pas.
They aslo talked about the traffic service in the community. A few years ago a deal was negotiated where the traffic services division in Cranberry Portage was to transfer to The Pas. The main reason behind the transfer is the policing rates are the highest expense that the town pays for, just under three million dollars a year.
Scott hopes increase the number of members assigned to traffic services in The Pas.
Overall Mayor Scott had a good meeting with sergeant Mattice
A Terry Fox Run is set to take place here in The Pas On September 17th at The Pas Recreation and Wellness Centre. Registration begins at 1PM and the run begins at 1:30.
Pledge forms can be picked up at the rec centre. Visit terryfox.org to learn more about the terry fox foundation.
The Pas Homecoming has almost 200 people signed up and there is still time to register. People that sign up have a chance to win a framed photograph of the pas and area. You can register by emailing The Pas homecoming 2017 at outlook dot com or by picking up a registration form at Pineview Reality.
The Metal Mel Memorial Run and Poker Derby takes place tomorrow in memory of Mel Burgera. The run begins at Kens Shell Service at 4PM and participants are asked to show up at 3:30 to register. The event will take place rain or shine and all proceeds will go towards The Palliative Care Program. For more information call Keith Burgera at 1-413-229-3067.
The Town of The Pas crews will be conducting maintenance today and tomorrow at the 300 block on Paul Avenue and the 200 and 300 block of Bell Avenue. The water will be shut down during work hours and residents living in the area have been notified.
Residents are asked to drive carefully around the construction zone.
NDP labour critic Tom Lindsey is urging premier Pallister to start working with the federal government, the City of Churchill and the surrounding communities to take over the rail line to Churchill before it is too late to make repairs.
Lindsey believes that if these delays continue Churchill and other northern communities will face economic disaster and residents will face great personal hardships as supplies become more expensive and difficult to obtain.
Omnitrax said that there is a very narrow window left this summer for repairs to be completed.
The Manitoba NDP leadership race will feature two outstanding candidates for party leadership that will square off in debates across the province.
Provincial Secretary and Leadership Election Officer Keith Bellamy said in a news release that Steve Ashton and Wab Kinew represent clear options to lead the party.
The Leadership 2017 forums started in Brandon on the 18th. The next meetings take place in Gimli today, Thompson on July 24th and Winnipeg on July 26th.
The forums will be broadcast through the parties Facebook page and posted afterwards at youtube.com/NDP Manitoba.
The Town of The Pas held a special meeting on Monday to make sure that everyone is heading in the same direction regarding the ongoing issues with Grace lake Airport.
According to The Pas Major Jim Scott The Provincial Government announced in April they were ceasing there funding for The Grace Lake Airport that would eventually result in the airports closure.
Shortly after the announcement Missinippi Air asked for a letter of support on their effort to take over the ownership of Grace lake Airport and they were offering up the opportunity to mediate, so that both airports in The Pas could be seen in a viable and positive way.
Scott went on to say that the town hopes that the mediation can take place sooner or later, because they do not want to displace anyone or have people lose jobs. They want to ensure that The Pas Airport is no longer in a situation where it is losing money.
A letter from the OCN Blizzard Board was discussed at last weeks committee of the whole meeting at The Pas Town Hall. The letter stated that the OCN Blizzard Board met with council to talk about the status of the Junior A Team.
The Blizzard asked if the Town would allow them to hold two games at the Roy H Johnston Arena, and they requested if they could provide in-kind memberships for players to practice at the Wellness Centre. A resolution to grant the team these requests is expected to be passed at the next council meeting on August 16th.
Last winter the OCN Blizzard was notified that they would close at the end of the season and The Town of The Pas provided the team with a five thousand dollar donation towards their annual operations.
A culture camp is being held at Egg Lake North of OCN from July 25th until the 27th. The bus will leave at Tim Hortons at 8AM daily and camp will start with an opening prayer. The camp will feature drum making water teachings, music workshops, sweat lodges, and more. For more information call 627-7157.
The Pas and Area Animal Shelter has started an online art auction to raise funds for the Animal Shelter. There are all kinds of art and photographs to bid on while you support a good cause. You can go to the online auction at tpaas2017.eflea.ca The auction ends on July 28th at 8PM.
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The Pas Community Renewal Corporation began their Get Caught in Motion Challenge on July 14th and it will wrap up on October 14th. TPCRC will be looking for people on the streets doing something physically active for a chance to win a great prize.
If you see someone doing physically activities that promote health you can nominate that person at 623-4269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The challenge is open to Residents of The Pas, OCN and The RM of Kelsey.
The monthly mayor reports for the month of June have been released. The Pas saw a Total of 152 disturbance of The peace cases, 28 cases of assault, 31 provincial traffic violations, 31 cases of theft, 45 mischief offenses, 24 missing persons, and 100 prisoners held.
The community of Cormorants offence rate was relatively low with only 6 offences committed all together. Most offences committed in The RM of Kelsey were provincial traffic violations, 55 in total.
Early last Friday Morning, The Pas Fire Department responded to a structure Fire on Constant Avenue. Fire crews received the call around one in the morning and they were able to contain the blaze to one bedroom.
Chief Fire Prevention Officer Randy Manych stated that the house was in bad shape and has been vacant for quite some time. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Pas Slo Pitch League will be having three games starting at 6:30 PM. Team T Plays the Stompers at Arena 1. The Fireballs face Tipsy 10 at Centennial Field, and The Paperworks Pounders take on the Alloettes at Kinsmen Field.
At 8PM the Hits and Giggles Play the Master Batters at Arena 1, The OCN Jac’s play the Balls Deep at Centennial Field, and the Blue Jays play the Son’s of P’s at Kinsmen Field.
The Pas Community Development Corporation report was brought before town council at Wednesday night’s council meeting. The corporation is funded almost exclusively by The Town of the Pas and they are required to give an update on what is going on within the organization twice a year.
Mayor Jim Scott says they gave some information about the work they did during the scare last year at mill and they talked about hiring someone to work with the destination marketing group.
The corporation is also planning to send a letter of support to Missinippi Air to remain at Grace Lake Airport and to operate there.
A public hearing was held at The Pas Town Hall on Wednesday night regarding a variation application submitted by Michael O’Rourke for Michael’s Corner Store. O’Rourke is hoping to get a drive way entrance for a Tim Hortons drive thru at the corner store. O’Rourke has been working on this plan for the past 16 months with the town.
One resident voiced her concern about the variation saying that it could lead to increased traffic putting people’s safety at risk. The application is expected to be brought up again at next month’s council meeting.
A variation application for 330 Fischer Avenue was passed at town council on Wednesday night. The application was submitted by Michael O’ Rourke and he will now be able to operate four parking spots on the property. O'Rourke plans to start redevelopment of the building soon. There will be 1500 square feet on the bottom floor of the building and there will also be a couple of two bedroom apartments on the top floor.
The Town of The Pas Public Works Department will be turning off the water main on the 200 and 300 block of Edwards Avenue for repairs today and tomorrow. The water main will be turned off around 7:15AM and is expected to be restored 4PM on both days. The town is recommending that you turn off your water heater until the repairs have been completed.