The Bring Your Own Chair Canada 150 events are set for next week but there have been a few changes to the parade.
The Float formation will begin at 10AM at the Roy H Johnson parking lot and the parade will start at 11AM. The flag raising ceremony will be held in Devon Park after the parade.
Registrations for the parade will be open until June 30th and everyone is encouraged to register.
If you wish to register you can contact Desarae Lambert at 623-4269. You can find the parade route map at the Bring Your Own Chair Canada 150 events facebook page.
The past few days have been busy for NDP leadership hopeful Niki Ashton. Tonight she will be participating in The Toronto Leadership Debate: Labour Justice Our Future.
The goal of the debate is to hear what NDP Leadership candidates have to say about issues that affect workers, families and communities.
Tomorrow she will be present at the 2017 Trans march in Toronto and her next meet and greet is scheduled to take place in Brantford, Ontario on June 24th.
You can keep up to date with Niki Aston on her Facebook page.
NDP MLA for Flin Flon Tom Lindsey is calling on the provincial government to send workers to conduct inspections to assess the extent of the damage along the rail line to Churchill. To make sure repairs can start as soon as possible.
Lindsey stated in a news release that there is still no action on the part of Omnitrax and there has been no meaningful support from the Pallister government to the people of Churchill.
The rail service may not run again until next spring.
Margret Barbour Collegiate Student Gabby Umpherville is the winner of this year’s premier healthy living award for youth.
Gabby volunteered at a program called Run and Reach a program that motivates kids to stay healthy and to exercise. Gabby received the award at a ceremony at the legislative assembly in Winnipeg.
She is currently in Grade 12 and she plans to attend UCN this fall.
The Pas Cats and Kittens held an adoption fair at Ace Hardware Last Weekend. The Pas Cats and Kittens is a small shelter that helps to provide homes to stray cats.
Raffle tickets were also sold at the fair to support the new animal shelter for The Pas. The first prize is Robert Bateman print and the second prize is a photograph by Andre Brant.
The draw for the raffle is going to take place on July 14th at the raise the woof comedy show at the Wescana Inn Event room. An event that will raise funds for the Animal shelter.
Canoe enthusiast Mike Ranta and his dog Spitz have embarked on a cross Canada Canoe trip. The goal of the trip is to show appreciation and awareness for PTSD for first responders and to say happy birthday to Canada on its 150 anniversary.
Mike and Spitzes Journey began on April 1st in Bella Coola, British Columbia and will finish on Cape Breton Island. He recently made a stop in The Pas. You can learn more about Mike Ranta by following him on Facebook at "Mike Ranta’s Paddle."
Photo Courtesy of Facebook
The “Into the wild” summer camp will be running for six one week sessions from July 4th until August 11th. The activities and programs at the camp include: field trips, arts and crafts, water games, and more.
You can register at The UCN Lobby on June 22nd, June 23rd and June 26th from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. Spots are limited and are granted on a first come first serve basis.
Cost is 25 dollars and the camp is open to ages 7 to 13. For more information call Darcy Hanchuk at 620-3371.
The Opaskwayak Beatrice Wilson Health Centre will open a new physician clinic. The Clinics run from June 26th starting at 1PM and until 28th and from July 4th up to July 7th.
Appointments can be made by calling 204-627-7410. Please remember to bring your health card and any medications you are currently taking. Same day appointments will be made until the clinic is full.
All OCN members are welcome.
Last Week, Churchill Keewatinook MP Niki Ashton spoke in the House of Commons to address the crisis in Churchill.
She said Northern Manitoba has given a great deal to Canada and that it is time for the federal government to step up to nationalize the port and rail line.
She then asked the federal government what they plan to do to address the crisis in Churchill and Liberal Minister of Transportation Marc Garneau responded by saying that "a plan is being developed to ensure that both the Port of Churchill and the airport are capable of addressing the needs to resupply the people of Churchill."
The Pas Community Clean Up has been rescheduled for tomorrow night. Participants will meet at the legion 5 o clock and they will be provided with gloves and garbage bags.
Free hot dogs and water will also be provided to the cleaners.
The Pas Action Centre would like to thank their sponsors, Recycle everywhere, The Grub Box, and The Pas and District chamber of Commerce.
To sign up for the clean up or for more information call 623-5320.
The Town of The Pas has decided to move forward with the demolition of a derelict residence on 7th street here in The Pas. According to Chief Administrative officer Randi Salamonowicz the property was acquired by the town through a tax sale and they have not been able to sell the property.
The demolition is expected to begin once their equipment they ordered arrives and time permits their crews to begin the work.
The Opasquia Agricultural society is having an ATV and horse Poker Derby at the this Sunday.
The ATV’s will start at the AG grounds at 2PM and the horse will start at Ralls Island at noon. Their will also be a hot dog roast after the events are done For more information you can contact Steve at 204-978-0003.
The Pas Kinsmen Club has had a very successful year and has received a number of services awards.
The First Awards were handed out last Friday during the service luncheon and Achahk Dumas Ward and his mother talk to the delegates about how he has been dealing with his double lung transplant and how he appreciates The Pas Kinsmen and Kin Canada for continuing to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
The Club won the Kinsmen Service awards of the year for their annual dog races. Member David Harmon won the Frank Denner Kinsmen Senior Bulletin Award, the District Two Speakers, Award, and the District Two Kinsmen and Kinette Public Relations Award alongside Kevin Carlson.
Member Bruce Trampe received the Kin Joke off Award and all other awards went to the Thompson and Flin Flon Kin Clubs.
The Pas Town Councilor and business owner Margret Commodore brought forward a request for the community to have a no loitering by-law.
Commodore says that she has been harassed by several intoxicated people and her business has suffered some damage. These problems are not confined to her business but to the downtown area of The Pas as well.
She feels that having a no loitering By Law people will feel more comfortable going to downtown businesses.
The Town of The Pas is looking at hiring a consultant to determine the best way to move forward with this issue.
Tom Lindsay the MLA for Flin Flon has sent letters to the premier of Manitoba and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging both levels of government to act immediately to address the crisis in the town of Churchill and the North resulting in the closure of the OmniTrax rail line.
Lindsay stated in a news release that residents of Churchill and other Northern Communities are running short of supplies and the regions economy is in jeopardy. He went on to say that they can’t afford the high cost of flying in supplies and they can’t wait a year for the line to be repaired.
In The short Term the province and the federal government must help to offset the costs of delivering supplies by air.
Churchill Manitoba’s Mayor Michael Spence said in a press conference yesterday that the closure of the Hudson Bay Railway is an unprecedented event for Canada’s only arctic seaport, the Kivillaq region and the Town of Churchill.
The Community is calling on all orders of government to ensure the work to repair and reopen the rail line begins immediately.
The town of Churchill wants to ensure all Canadians that the community is still open for business and that all governments must continue to support the town during the height of tourist season and the Canada 150 celebrations.
It could take up to five weeks for Omnitrax to assess the flood damage to the rail line something that mayor Pence thinks is unacceptable.
A petition and a letter was brought before the town of The Pas on Monday requesting that the town close the foot path between Trager Drive and Cudmore Street.
According to the letter there a number of reasons behind this request including vandalism, illegal drug use out of the public’s sight, and a disregard for cleanliness.
Local property owners are also dissatisfied with the costly repairs as the walk way will be damaged again.
The town is expected to bring up this issue at the next committee of the whole meeting.
Michael O’Rourke from true blue developments submitted a variation application for 1508 Gordon Avenue to the Town of The Pas.
He plans to use this location for his true blue constructions business. A public hearing was held on Monday night because the front of the building is 19ft and 19.05 feet from his property line and the towns zoning by law requires the building to be 30 feet from the front property line.
O’Rourke was present at the hearing but there were no concerns about the variation. The decision for the 1508 Gordon Avenue application will be made at the next council meeting on June 26th.
Flin Flon Pride will be having their first pride celebration this August from the 18th until the 19th. The celebration will feature a flag raising, a pride parade, a community fair and much more.
Flin Flon pride is extending their invitation to residents of The Pas to take part in the celebration. For more information you can follow Flin Flon Pride on facebook.
Photo Courtesy of Flin Flon Pride Facebook Page
A variation application brought to town council by Micheal O’Rourke from true blue developments was discussed at Monday nights committee of the whole meeting.
O’Rourke sent an application for 330 Fischer Avenue in hopes of turning the building into a pizza hut.
O Roruke met with the town of The Pas’s chief administrative officer, and the assistant CAO and he agreed that he would have 4 parking spaces behind the property and to have just a retail business on the main floor.
Due to a town by-law that requires O’Rourke to have five parking spaces on the property and he only has room for four. He hopes to fix this issue with another variation application which is expected to be discussed at a public hearing on June 26th.
On June 3rd, The Kinsmen Club of The Pas presented the Kinsmen and Rookie of the year awards at the governor’s ball at the district convention.
The Kinsmen Club Rookie of the year award went to Josh Lamontange who served on the executive as a director and was instrumental at many of the clubs service projects throughout the year.
Kinsmen members Mike Roberts and Domenic Granata caught the interest of so many club members that they both won the kinsmen of the year award. This marked the first time that the kinsmen of the year award was won by a tie in 57 year history of the club.
Kinsmen Club President Kevin Carlson congratulates all three members and thanks the citizens of The Pas and the surrounding area for all the support they have provided to the Kinsmen Club.
Jason Oswald will be taking Carlsons place as president of the Kinsmen Club this coming year.
The Kelsey Recreation Centre is running a summer day camp called “Camp CallitwhatChawanna” from July 4th until August 25th.
Each week at camp has its own theme with various activities for that your children can take part in. The theme for week one is called “Welcome Explorers” For more information call 204-627-1134.
Killarney Manitoba will be running the 2017 55 plus games from June 13th till the 17th. The games are an initiative with Healthy Manitoba to encourage seniors to get active and to interact with other people.
The participants will take part in non athletic games as well like Scrabble, and Cribbage for people who are not able to be fiscally active.
The Pas resident Linda Buchanan will be participating.
The 2017 Local Art Show is on display at the Sam Waller Museum. This year’s show is called “Building the Past, Celebrating the Future”.
There are two cases set out. One case has artifacts celebrating the indigenous past and immigrants of this area. The other case celebrates the history of the community building and courthouse with some artifacts from when the museum was the courthouse and community building.
There is also some objects from Sam Wallers collection that are not on permanent display. The exhibit will be on display from now until September 30th.
The Pas Regional Library will be running the National Aboriginal Day Film Festival on June 21st in the Annex.
The festival will feature some short films made by aboriginal people along with two feature length film. Admission is free and the festival runs from 6 until 10:30 PM.
The Pas Health Complex Foundation Held Their Annual Radio Pledge Show from May 18th and the 19th to raise money for equipment and services not funded by Manitoba Health in The Pas Facilities.
The total of 35,910 dollars was pledged this year thanks in part of former The Pas Resident Bill Hedberg who donated $16,000 in the memory of his Aunt Lena Glenn.
The Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to their physicians recognizing that their accomplished care makes it possible for patients to stay at home for treatment and diagnosis.
The monthly mayor reports for The Town of The Pas and The RM of Kelsey have been released. During the month of May The Pas had total of 187 disturbances of the peace offences, 25 provincial traffic offenses and 32 assaults.
While RM of Kelsey had fewer disturbances of the peace offences and fewer assaults, they did have more provincial traffic violations, 61 in total.
The Helping Hands 4H Club in The Pas will be running a Garden rescue project this summer. The goal is to harvest extra fruits and vegetables people have grown that they do not need and to donate these crops to people in need.
If you would like to get involved or if you have some crops that you would like to donate. You can call Club Leader Cheryl Antonio at 623-6771 and the garden rescue volunteers will help with the harvest.
This Saturday, The Pas will be having a community clean up. Participants will meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 and the clean up runs from 11AM to until 2PM.
There will be free hot dogs and water for volunteers and garbage bags and gloves will be provided.
The Pas Action Centre would like to thank their sponsors, Recycle Everywhere, The Grub Box, and The Pas Chamber of commerce for their contribution to the event.
For more information or to sign up contact The Pas Action Centre at 623-5220.
The 2017 Quilt Show is set to take place at Metis Hall on September 30th. This year’s show will also feature a Black and White with a splash of colour quilt challenge.
If you wish to display your own quilts, you can drop them off at the Metis hall on September 29th from 5-7PM.
Next month its Canada’s 150th birthday and The Pas is celebrating with a Canada Day parade.
Business, organizations, families, and marching groups are encourage to take part in the parade Registration forms can be picked up at the visitor information centre at 1559 Gordon Avenue. The deadline to register is June 30th.
For more information on this year’s parade you can call Desarae at 632-4269. You can submit your registration forms by Fax at 623-2589 or email email@example.com
The RCMP has announced that they have located 15 year old Waywayseecappo First Nation resident Kavinisha Bone. She was first reported missing last Friday and the police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.
Next Monday, The Town of The Pas will be having a public hearing regarding a variation application for 1508 Gordon Avenue.
Mayor Jim Scott says, "The person who owns the building is looking to have a one stop shop for a bunch of diffrent operations, the current By-Law has issues with the distance from the road."
The general public is welcome to attend to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that they may have. The public hearing begins at 6PM at the town hall.
The Rural Municipality of Kelsey is reminding residents not protected by the dyke system that the water levels are high in The Saskatchewan and Carrot River and the levels may increase from an Alberta Spring melt.
RM of Kelsey Emergency Coordinator Lori Forbes says residents can prepare for high water levels by putting blocks underneath a low level building.
If there are high water levels in your area you can report them by calling Lori Forbes at 204-623-0899. Updates on flooding and water levels can also be found at rmofkelsey.ca.
There will be a Northern Safety Forum session at the University College of the North on June 19th here in The Pas. The session will be run by Safe Work Manitoba.
They will be taking about the importance of brining safe practices to workplaces and promote the prevention rebate that Safe Manitoba is rolling out next year.
There will also be a question and answer period and refreshments will be served. The session will be held in room 255B at UCN from 10 until 11:30 AM.
The OCN traditional Pow Wow is set to take place this August. Events Coordinator Jonathan Weenusk says its a time when they get together during the summer to meet releatives and meet new friends.
He also invites people from The Pas to come and particpate as well.
If you are interested in performing in the Pow Wow you can contact Jonathon at 620-8064. The Pow Wow will be held on August 12th and the 13th
Manitoba Sustainable development and the office of the fire commissioner advise that hot dry and windy conditions have brought the wildfire danger levels up in many regions of the province. As a result burn permits have been canceled in Central and Eastern Manitoba.
Open burning is not permitted without a permit from April 1st until November 15th. If you have any questions about burn permits and restrictions in your area you can call your local Sustainable Development office.
Wildfires can be reported by calling 911 or the fire tip line at 1-800-782-0076.
The Little Sprouts Pay it Forward Day Camp will be running for two session next month. The purpose of the camp is to teach children to give back to the community with acts of kindness. without expecting anything in return.
The first session will run from July 4th until the 14th and the next session will run from July 17th until the 28th. The cam[p is open to children 4 and up. Cost is $25 a day and you can message Kayla Wyonzek on Facebook if you would like you sign up your kids.
Hope North the Pas and area is holding the second annual defeat depression walk on June 10th.
Defeat depression is a national mental health awareness campaign and the goal of the run is to recognize people that are living with depression.
The walk takes place at the Scott Bateman Middle School on June 10th. Warm up and registration begins at 10AM. This year the fund raising goal is $2500 and all funds raised go towards Hope North events.
Margret Barber Collegiate Athletic Director Wendy Cull was present at Monday night’s Kelsey School Board meeting where she did a presentation to update the school board of the progress of the MBCI sports program.
The presentation determined that only 12 girls and 15 boys in Grade 12 took part in school sports which is considered to be a low number in the upper grades. Cull, is hoping to encourage more students to get involved in sports at school and to get parents involved as well.
Cull says there are opportunities to earn bursaries and scholarships through sports and it’s a great way to meet people.
If you are a parent that is having conflicts with your teenager The OCN Child and Family Services can help. They will be having Parent and teen conflict workshops at the kikiwak Inn from June 12th until the 13th.
The workshops will run from 6 until 8 PM on the 12th and the 13th. For More information call 204-627-7157.
The Pas Aurora House is hosting a meet and greet with Tamarack Verrell a traveling feminist and environmentalist on June 19th
Executive director Donna Pritchett says Verrell is a retired teacher that is very connected through an organization called World Pulse a grass root way of meeting and supporting woman in various struggles.
Tamarack will be travelling across the country to talk about social justice issues. The meet and greet runs from 10:30 until 12PM at the A&W here in The Pas. You can find more information on the Aurora House Facebook page.
The Pas Rotary Club is having a wine night at the Wescana Inn on June 14th.
There will also be snacks appetizers and a silent auction. The event runs from 7PM until 9:30 and tickets can be purchased at the Liquor Store, or at Wescana Inn.
All proceeds go towards an outdoor rink.
The fire that destroyed the housing complex on Tremauden Avenue in The Pas on May 20th was determined to have been electrical according to Chief fire prevention officer Randy Manych.
About 19 residents were displaced from their homes and the red cross provided them with temporary shelter.
The Pas Homecoming Committee is looking for an organization, group, or person to run The concession and barbecue at The Pas Homecoming 2017.
The Pas Homecoming runs from August 5th to the 6th. If you would like to run the barbecue or the concession you apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email email@example.com for more information.
The RCMP are investigating a homicide in Norway House. Officers were called to a residence in Norway House on May 26th around 5:15 AM to a report of an aggravated assault.
A 31 year old resident was transported to a nursing station and later died. The police have arrested a 27 year old male and is still in police custody.
The investigation is ongoing.
This year’s MS walk in The Pas was a big success. There were a total of 46 walkers and they got close to their fundraising goal raising more than 10,000 dollars with more donations coming in.
Local fundraiser Bob Jackson received a plaque in recognition for his contribution raising funds for MS. The fundraising goal was to raise 14 thousand dollars. Donations can still be made at mswalks.ca.
On June first, more than 120 Kinsmen, Kinettes and Kin Club members from Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario will be gathering in The Pas for their annual convention.
The annual gathering celebrates successes of the past year and what look forward to next year.
This year they will be welcoming half a dozen members from the District’s newest North of 56 Club in Leaf Rapids.
The Pas Kinsmen Club president Kevin Carlson said in a press release that it is always a thrill to gather with our Kin family for the District Convention.
Canada Road Safety Week Ran from May 16th until the 22nd where the RCMP patrolled the roads looking for unsafe driving behaviors. Unfortunately people still made dangerous choices while driving.
A total of 33 people were charged with criminal code impaired driving, along with 18 drugs and alcohol related charges, 541 speeding charges, and 24 prohibited and suspended drivers.
These are just some of the incidents recorded last week and educating the public about safe driving practices remains a priority for the RCMP.
The Town of The Pas Larose Avenue Project was discussed at Tuesday night’s Committee of the whole meeting and the mayor and council members have decided to go forward with the project.
The project will give Larose Avenue new paving and the road will be completely revamped. Additional information can be found on the town’s website.
This Saturday there will be a cleanup from The Pas Airport to the Moose lake turnoff starting at 9 AM.
Garbage bags can be picked up at the Moose Lake Turnoff and cleaners are asked to wear rubber boots. Call 204-624-5755 for more information.
The clean up will be postponed if it rains.
With the Help the victims and survivors of crime week grant. The Pas Committee for Woman In Crisis has organized a series of presentations featuring Kristen Giesbrechet.
Giesbrechet is a support councilor from Winkler and will be conducting a couple of school presentations about the Red Cross Respect ED program.
The School sessions with Kirsten will be held on Monday at Mary Duncan School at 11:30 am and on Tuesday at Oscar Lathlin Collegiate at 11AM and 1PM.
Giesbrechet will also be a conducting a community information session alongside Connie Beaton from primary health at The Pas Friendship Centre on Monday at 7PM.
You can find out more about the Red Cross Respect Ed Program at redcross.ca.
Yesterday, the Manitoba Legislative Assembly voted unanimously to set aside October 4th each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls.
NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine has thanked all members of the assembly that supported Bill 221 to honour missing and murdered indigenous woman and their families, saying that families have long fought to draw attention to the crisis.
Since 1980 more than 1,200 indigenous woman and girls have been reported murdered or missing across the country.
The Pas Resident and business man Michael O’Rourke submitted a variation application to town council for 330 Fischer Avenue with hopes of moving the pizza hut that he owns.
Other business owners came before town council to voice their concerns about the parking spaces. But O’Rourke does not see parking as a big issue. The variation application is expected to be brought up again at the next council meeting.
If you’re a not for profit or community based organization, you can apply for The Pas Community Renewal Corporations Small Grants Funding.
You can contact Desarae at 204-623-4269 If you have any questions regarding applications.
The University College of the North has announced the two winners of their annual book review competition.
The first winner is Raven Richards for her review for Eric Jensen’s “Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind for Raising Student Achievement, and Larissa Stephen for her review of “Catching Fire. Larissa was last year’s winner for her review of Tarzan Man of the Apes.
The winners are chosen based on their evaluation, critical thinking and accurate analysis of the material.
The two winners will be recognized for their efforts at a ceremony at the Oscar Lathlin Research Library at 4:30 PM tomorrow afternoon.
The Clearwater Lake Social Club hall is having a Meat Draw on May 26th to raise money for hall renovations.
The event will feature a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and snacks for sale. The event begins at 6 PM and everyone is welcome to attend.
Students at Mary Duncan School in The Pas Can take advantage of a new smudging room at the school.
Having a new smudge room was part of the rebuilding process of Mary Duncan School and the room has been open since May 12th.
The Pas Northern Learning and Support Centre is having a recorded webinar with Dr. Michelle Novotni called: How to Survive Mornings with ADHD as part of their sharing circle on June 6th.
If you would like more information you can call Tania at 204-620-5775 and visit nlscmb dot ca to sign up for the webinar.
About 19 residents are homeless after a fire ripped through a housing complex in
The Pas on Saturday.
According to Chief Fire Prevention officer Randy Manych, The fire occurred at
Tremauden Street and the fire crew’s received the page around 7:24 in the
morning. When the crews arrived the building was engulfed.
Red Cross has provided temporary living arrangements for the displaced families
to use until more permanent arraignments could be made.
The Pas Action Centre is accepting donations of household items, kids stuff, and
gift cards for the affected families which can be dropped off between four and
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under
The Northern Learning and Support centre is having a presentation from the Child and Parent Resource of Ontario.
The first presentation will take place on June 13th at 2PM and will cover trauma informed care in a residential setting.
The next presentation will take place on June 20th at 9:30 AM and will cover
blending aboriginal traditions with mainstream services on a young person’s journey to healing.
You must be registered to attend these presentations and you can sign up at nlscmb.ca/Events.php
The CJAR annual Health Complex Foundation pledge show held last week was a big success raising a total of sixteen thousand dollars.
Sue Lambert the chair person for the Health Complex Foundation believes that it is really important that people realize how their donations are accumulating and allowing them to purchase useful items for staff at the health complex.
The radio pledge show was established to purchase equipment and instruments at The Pas Health Complex facilities.
The Fifth Annual Freedom Outreach Walk for freedom is on May 28th. Freedom outreach is an addiction treatment program that helps people overcome addictions.
Participant Clara Yaworski has the details has been collecting sponsors from across town with a fundraising goal of three thousand dollars.
The walk begins at the Alliance Church at 2:30 and will end at the soup kitchen.
The Pas Regional Libraries Fifth Annual Junior Iron Chef Competition is scheduled for May 27th from 2-4 PM.
Participants aged 11 to 17 have a chance to get creative with ingredients and win some great prizes.
There is room for four more teams. You can sign up at The Pas Regional Library during business hours. Entry Fee is 20 dollars a team and each kid must have an emergency wavier signed.
Amanda Lathlin the NDP MLA for The Pas Constituency has urged the Pallister Government to call on the federal Government to recognize indigenous people as founding nations of Canada.
According to a news release Lathlin stated that recognizing the role of Indigenous nations and people in the founding of Canada is a step towards building a meaningful nation to nation relationship and a step towards reconciliation.
Lathlin noted that indigenous people were the first to govern this nation and were here thousands of years prior to confederation.
The town of The Pas will be making their final decision regarding the Larose Avenue project at the next council meeting.
Mayor Jim Scott predicts that they will be going forward with the project. If approved Larose Avenue will have new paving and be completely revamped. The council meeting will take place this coming Tuesday.
The Canada Road Safety Week began on Tuesday and RCMP officers have been on the lookout for unsafe driving practices. They have been focused on impaired drivers, distracted drivers, speeders and, seat belt infractions.
In The past five years 560 people have been killed by road collusions in Manitoba and the RCMP do not want any more families to suffer from this preventable tragedy.
The Snow lake RCMP responded to a car accident last weekend. The Accident happened on Saturday night on Highway 392 outside Snow Lake and the RCMP arrived on the scene around 11:15 PM.
A car was found in the ditch and a 25 year old male from Brandon was taken to a Winnipeg Hospital with serious and life threatening injuries.
The man was not wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Pas Friendship Centre has opened up their membership for the fiscal year. If you would like to be a member of The Pas Friendship Centre or renew your existing membership now is the time to do so.
The Friendship is Centre is located at 81 Edwards Avenue and the deadline to submit registration forms and payment is May 23rd at 4PM
The Annual Ralls Island Community Park Highway Clean Up has been postponed until Wednesday May 24th. The planned clean up was scheduled for this evening at 5:30.
We will keep you up to date on this postponement once the information comes in.
Tonight is Jazz Night at the Margret Barbour CollegiateInstitute Cafeteria. Featuring performances by the MBCI Senior Jazz band and various small combos. Band Director Heather Gibson says the band has done an excellent job this year.
The show begins at 7PM and it gives people a great opportunity to listen to great Jazz music and to give Grade 8 students an idea about the music program that is offered at MBCI.
The Kelsey School Board of Trustees has denied The Pas Global Travel Clubs request to advertise on school property. School Board Chair Vaughn Wadelius says one of the main concerns behind this decision is liability issues and they they do not want to be in the travel business.
Darwin Marshall and Joanne Basson from The Pas Global Travel Club are not happy with the school board’s decision and they ensure that the travel club has no possibility of liability that will be linked back to the school.
The club will have to advertise using social media and using other means of advertising. If they are unable to get enough youth for the program they will have no choice but to cancel their planned trips.
The Pas MS walk is taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 on May 28th. Resident Bob Jackson has been raising money for MS research for the past 14 years and is still going around town asking for donations.
The MS walk will begin at 11AM on the 28th of May.
The 5th Annual Walk for Freedom is set for May 28th. The walk will start at the Alliance Church here in The Pas at 2:30 and will end at the soup kitchen
All money raised for the walk will go towards The Freedom Outreach Adult and Teen Challenge a program that helps addicts overcome addictions through the bible. The grand prize for the most money raised is a weekend stay for two at the Victoria Inn of your choice.
There will also be a barbeque before the walk at 1PM at the Alliance church. Donations can be made online at the canadahelps.org
The Canadian Red Cross has opened the Call for nominations for their annual Manitoba Humanitarians of the year awards.
Every year the Red Cross recognizes two Manitobans for their selfless dedication to helping people and making the world a better place.
Manitobans are encouraged to nominate someone they feel is deserving of recognition.
Nominations can be made at redcross.ca/manitobapoh before May 29th.