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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
eight pm.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under
investigation.

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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

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The University College of the North has announced that The Pas campus will no longer be offering the dental assistance course.

 

The decision to cancel the program was made about a month ago due to a lack of jobs to justify the program and low enrollment in the course.

 

UCN Communications director Jim Scott says The program has been around for a long time, and he was sad to see the program go.

 

The dental assistance course was also cancelled at the Red River College campus in Winkler last week.

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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

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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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.

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The Town of The Pas will be getting a new handi van as early as next month thanks to The Pas Public Transit Infrastructure fund.

 

The town contributes to a fund every year to help offset the costs of replacing the old handi van.

 

The handi van will benefit residents that have limited mobility and provide transportation for them at an affordable price.

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The Pas Pre School is having their annual general meeting on June 7th.

 

The AGM begins at 7 Pm and it is open to the public. They will be going over the previous school year and they are in need of new board members.

 

Preschool classes are beginning to fill up so be sure to sign up by calling 204-623-7700.

 

 

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The Christ Church Parish Hall is having a fundraising yard sale on May 13th. The sale runs from 9 AM until noon or later and all money raised will be going towards the church.

 

If you have unwanted items you can bring donations to the church today from noon until 8PM this evening. If you need help transporting items you can call Remi at 620-5751

orl Bob Dawson at 623-2741.

 

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A by-law for an assistance program for a forestry stabilization grant project passed its second a third readings at The Pas Council Meeting on Monday night. 

 

Last year Tolko announced that they would be closing their Mill and Canadian Kraft paper would be taking over operations.

 

The mill needed help with cutting rights and needed financial aid from the town. The grant will help to ensure the sustainability of the forestry and paper making industry. You can find a copy of the by law on the towns website.

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The Pas friendship centre conducted a presentation regarding the Oscars Place Homeless Shelter in The Pas. 

 

There were four topics that he asked town council to present on. Including expanding the hours of the homeless shelter.

 

David is hoping to have a power point presentation used at the council meeting uploaded to the town’s website.

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Members of The Pas RCMP attended Monday night’s council meeting to discuss their 2017/2018 Annual Performance Plan.

 

The objectives of this year’s plan include, preventing and reduce the threat and impact of serious an organized crime, contributing to safe roads, and reducing crimes against persons.

 

If you have any questions about this year’s Annual Performance plan you can contact sergeant Brentt Lemieux at The Pas RCMP detachment.

 

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The Pas and District Chamber of Commerce will be distributing to their members in the downtown area of the community a survey with an aim to gather information on any concerns in the region.

 

The survey is expected to only take 10 minutes online and will have 10 simple questions. Only chamber members that operate a business in the downtown area and their employees will be invited to take the survey.

 

The deadline to complete the survey is May 15th.

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The Pas 2017 Spring Cleanup Campaign is up and coming. The goal is to help clean up the town and have your yard waste disposed of for free.

 

The Annual Spring Clean up will run from May 23rd until the 29th. There will also be another clean up this fall.

 

 

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The monthly crime report for the month of April has been released.  According to the Detailed Crime Stats, The town of The Pas saw a total of 177 disturbances of the Peace cases while The RM of Kelsey saw 75 provincial traffic offences.

 

The community of Cormorant saw very few crimes with most of them being breach of the peace offences.

 

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The Kelsey Recreation Dance students will be performing in the 2017 year end recital on Saturday May 13th.

 

The recital will be held at the Kelsey School Mini Gym at 3PM. Admission is free and will give people an idea of what is taught in the dance classes.

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Kelsey Recreations Kids of Steel Triathlon is set for June 3rd at 10 AM. The event involves swimming, running and biking and you can register as an individual or a team.

 

The entry fee is 20 dollars and you can pick up a form at the Kelsey recreation centre. Safe equipment and bicycle helmets are mandatory for competitors.

 

Medals will be awarded to the top three participants in each category.

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If you are interested in becoming a soccer referee. There will be a soccer ref clinic at the Oscar Lathlin Collegiate from May 12th till the 14th 

 

You can sign up for the course at manitobasoccer.ca website for a small fee.

The classes run from 9 Am to 3PM each day.

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Due to strange winter with a lot of thawing and freezing, The Pas has become a breeding ground for pot holes.

 

The province, Third Street from the start of Fisher avenue going to the the juncation of PR285 and Kryschuk Road will be getting new paving.

 

They will also be paving PTH10 from Cook Avenue to PR287.

 

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The Pas Fire Department responded to a garage fire on 640 Cathedral Avenue early
Saturday morning. The page for the fire was received around 1:22 AM and the fire crews arrived six minutes later.

The garage was completed engulfed but here was no damage to the house thanks to
a wind that blew the flames away from the structure.


It took about 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control and exact cause not
yet known.

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Karen Young is a single mother from OCN, whose seven year old needs to travel to Winnipeg for ADHD treatment. Karen has not been able to find treatment in The Pas due to a shortage of doctors. Traveling to Winnipeg is going to cost money and things have not been easy for Karen and her son.

 

Last Friday, Karen held a Beef Stew and Bannock Fundraiser at her home to help offset the travels costs and she hopes to have more fundraisers later on.

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The Kelsey School Division is having two Kindergarten Orientation sessions this week. The first orientation is this Wednesday day at Kelsey Community School at 6PM and at the Ecole Opasquia School on May 17th at 6PM.

 

Children and their parents will have an opportunity to engage in activities that will give families the sense of what children need to develop in kindergarten.

 

Children born in 2012 are eligible to sign up for kindergarten.

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The Kinsmen Club of the year is getting ready for their annual highway clean up. The adopt a highway program was brought to The Pas Kinsmen club in 1998 and they have been picking up garbage on PR287 between PTH 10 and the Clearwater Lake Airport ever since.

 

The club will meet at the Clearwater lake park on Saturday at 10 AM and it is expected to take them 2 to 3 hours to finish the clean up. Kinsmen Club President Kevin Carlson wants to encourage the public to travel with caution through Clearwater Lake Park as members will be cleaning both sides of the road.

 

The club estimates that they have picked up over 19,000 pounds of garbage over 19 years.

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The McDonalds here in The Pas had a Mchappy day fundraiser on Wednesday. A dollar from every Big Mac, Mac café beverage, and happy meal went towards to the Ronald McDonald house in Winnipeg. Customers that made donations had a chance to win themselves a new hockey stick.

 

This year The Pas Mcdonalds raised a total of $2,011 and the total contribution for Mcdonalds Canada was 2.7 million dollars.

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If you are interested in a career as a paramedic. The Red River Community College’s  Paramedic Program is having an open house at The Pas EMS Station on May 8th

 

The open house will have reps the Red River Community College and the EMS staff will be there to answer questions about the course.

 

Anyone from The Pas, Flin Flon, and Thompson are asked to attend if they are interested in becoming a paramedic. For more Information call 204-623-9558

 

Correction: An Earlier version of this story said the open house was May 18th when its really on Monday May 8th.

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The Halcrow Lake Golf and Country Club is having a Graffiti Glow Social at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 on May 27th from 9PM-2AM .

 

Tickets are 10 dollars each and they can be purchased at Halcrow Lake Golf and Country Club and funky threads. You must be at least 18 years old to attend and you are asked to wear a white T-shirt. All proceeds will go towards improving the golf course.

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The Keewatin Railway train from The Pas to Pukawagan was cancelled yesterday due to high water from melting snow. The train was supposed to leave at 11AM and it is not yet known when the train will run again but it might run on May 5th. The situation is being monitored and we will keep you up to date as the information comes in.

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The 2017 War Amps key tags are being mailed out across the province this week.

 

The key tags contain a confidential code that you attach to your key ring. If you lose your keys the finder can call a number on the back of the tag and the War Amps will return them to you for free.

 

Some people that have had their keys returned made donations to the War Amps to goes to support child amputees.

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Joe A Ross School is hosting the 3rd annual interschool competition Pow Wow.

 

The event gives student dancers the opportunity to compete in a number of categories.

The event takes place on May 26th starting at 1PM.

 

 

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The Workplace in The Pas Will be having a Meat Draw Fundraiser at the Allouette Hotel on May 12th.

 

The event runs From 5-7 PM and there will be 3 draws for 4 different items of meat.The workplace is day program for adults with intellectual disabilities and the proceeds go towards paving their driveway.

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Manitoba Infrastructure has announced that they will be extending the closure date of the Grace Lake Airport from June 15th to September 15th.

 

After the announcement was made. A council meeting was held in The Pas on Monday night to ensure that members were on the same page in terms of information.

 

Jim hopes to have the meeting sometime next week. According to a letter from the Deputy Minister of infrastructure this will allow airport stakeholders more time to transition to Clearwater Airport and flexibility to exercise their needs.

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The Pas and OCN RCMP responded to a report of an aggravated assault last Friday.

The police received the report around 12:25 in the morning and they learned that a 20 year old male from OCN had been transported to the hospital with series injuries.

 

During the investigation police found the residence where the assault was believed to have happened and they arrested four males. They were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and forcible confinement. The suspects remain in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

 

 

If you have any information call The Pas RCMP at 204-627-6204 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477

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The Clearwater Lake Marathon is set for July 16th at Clearwater Lake Hall. This year there will be a new 1KM run for the kids and a Pancake Breakfast.

 

Pledges of 50 dollars or more will be entered for a change to win two Calm Air tickets to Winnipeg. All pledges go to Rotary Kids with Cancer and Critically ill Fund.

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As part of the CMHA Mental health week, The NLSC is having a tea and ted talk Tuesday from 2 until 3:30 PM and on Thursday at the same time.

 

In order to attend you must register at nlscmb.ca Seating is limited to 20 people.

 

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The Kinsmen Club of The Pas is running the new True North Mud Run on September 2nd.

 

The Mud Run will begin and end at the Wellness Centre, all racers will get a T-Shirt upon completion of the race.

 

The Kinsmen Club has some big projects coming up and the funds raised at the Mud Run will be used to fund those announcements.

 

 

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The Pas and Area Citizens on Patrol are promoting Spotlight on Speed Week until May 6th. The purpose of Spotlight on Speed week is to raise awareness about how speeding can be dangerous and for drivers to self evaluate and adjust accordingly.

 

The Patrol Group reports criminal and suspicious activities to the RCMP and they have a speed watch board hat they use to report speeders.

 

If you would like to join the The Pas and Area Citizens on Patrol Group call Elise at 204-624-5663

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Joanne Basson and Darwin Marshall from The Pas Global Travel Club did a presentation for the Kelsey School Board of Trustees at last week’s regular board meeting.

 

Darwin believes that reason behind the school board not allowing the club to advertise comes from another school division having to reimburse travelers after the Brussels incident last year.

 

The Board of Trustees is looking into liability of the school division and the plan to respond back to Basson and Marshalls request.

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Rotary International will be having three Salsa Dances classes at the Library Annex. The classes will be taught by Nati Osorio an exchange student from Columbia to share her Columbian culture here  in Canada

 

Admission is $35 and payment is required at registration. The classes take place from May 9th to the 11th from 7 until 8 PM

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Erin Boscow is going to be running Zumba classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15, at the Opasquia School Gym.

 

The classes run until the last week of June. Erin will be doing an another Zumba program at the airport hall on Saturday mornings in June.

 

Zumba gives participants a great opportunity to dance and have fun while they workout.

 

 

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Due to strange winter with a lot of thawing and freezing, The Pas has become a breeding ground for pot holes.

 

The province, Third Street from the start of Fisher avenue going to the the juncation of PR285 and Kryschuk Road will be getting new paving.

 

They will also be paving PTH10 from Cook Avenue to PR287.

 

 

 

 

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A new cycling club called: The Pas Northern Chain Spokers are having a meeting at A&W on May 8th.

 

The goal of the meeting is to finding out the public’s interest for volunteer’s participants and club members. The club is mainly focused on having a cycling group for youth 16 and under.

 

The meeting runs from 7-9 PM.

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The Pas Councilor Alan Gibb brought forward a request form at Monday night’s council meeting regarding a Street Sign that designates the road to the pulp mill known as PR628 with a different name.

 

The road is a provincial turn off, and Gibbs request to council is to go Manitoba Infrastructure. and ask to remove the street sign that says "Tolko Road" or come up with a new name.

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The RCMP is looking to recruit new officers and Constable Dakota Maruzin from The Pas RCMP is having a recruitment seminar at the UCN on May 2nd

 

The RCMP is seeking applicants from all walks of life to join Canada’s National Police Force. There are about 1100 cadet openings to train at depot academy in Regina.

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The Pas Homecoming 2017 is planned for August 5th and 6th of this year to celebrate the 105 anniversary of The Pas, and the 150th anniversary of Canada.

 

The Event will feature a craft show, a dance, a fish fry, and other fun activities.

The Pas Homecoming committee will be at the Chamber of Commerce trade show from May 11th till the 13th if you want more information on the event.

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Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries is having an MS walk in The Pas on May 28th.

The walk begins at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 at 11AM and there are two different routes that can be used. People are asked to meet at the legion around 9:30 AM.

 

According to MS Society Director of Development Ilona Niemczuk, Canadian has the highest rate of MS in the world.

 

The fundraising goal is $13,900 and so far $975 dollars have been raised for the walk. You can sign up your team at netmssociety.ca.

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The Town of The Pas 2017 Financial Plan was officially enacted after it passed its second and final readings at Monday night’s council meeting.

 

One of the goals of this year’s budget is the Larose Avenue project and a zero percent increase in property taxes. Visit the townofthepas.ca or call Jodie Madden at 204-623-1107 to find out more about the financial plan.

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The Wescana Inn is having a Meat Draw and social on May 19th to support Cari Kirkness A 28 year old single mother that was diagnosed with Streptococcus.

 

The meat draw runs from runs from 5-7 PM and the social will run from 9PM until 1 AM. The evening will also feature a Don Constant Elvis Presley Show, MC Greg Personious, music by Zeke and Beatoes Productions, a silent auction and other prizes. You do not have to be present at the event to claim silent auction prizes.

 

The social costs 10 dollars for admission.

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The Kelsey School Division in Partnership with the Health Authority will be hosting All Aboard for Kindergarten at the United Church today and Tomorrow.

 

The program will give children and their parents an opportunity to participate in some fun activities.

 

All of the spaces have been filled for the, All aboard for Kindergarten Program but you can still take part in the Welcome to Kindergarten Programs on May 10th at Kelsey Community School and on May 17th at Ecole Opasquia School.

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The Cree Nation Tribal Health Centre has been working with residential school survivors, and now there is a new opportunity for them to receive financial support for education.

 

About 345 survivors from Opaskwayak First Nation attended residential school. The NIB trust fund is giving aboriginals the opportunity to reclaim their language and culture that they lost in residential schools. You can apply online at nibtrust.ca. Applications must be made by June 2nd of this year.

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Nurses from across Manitoba will be meeting in Winnipeg today and tomorrow for the 42nd annual general meeting of the Manitoba Nurses Union.

 

Dr Cindy Blackstock The executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada will be speaking to the delegates today.

 

500 delegates will debate a number of issues and gather at the Manitoba legislature to advocate for safe patient care. The MNU is concerned about the recent cuts to nurses and the impact that it has on patient care.

 

The Manitoba Nurse Union represents close to 97 percent of the unionized nurse in the province.

 

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Last week C.J.A.R Radio ran a pledge drive for Cari Kirkness. A 28 year old woman diagnosed with streptococcus and raised a total of $24,520 to support her. Cari’s mother Lorrette Kirkness is very greatful for all of the donations that her daughter has received.

 

The donations will go towards buying Cari a new one storey home and a wheelchair accessible van.

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Two weeks ago, The Province of Manitoba announced that The Pas’s Grace Lake Airport would be shutting down due to the unfeasible population base in the community.

Missinippi is the main airline that uses the Grace Lake Airport. June 15th is the deadline to have airplanes and other vehicles removed from the airport property.

 

Closure of the airport is expected to allow greater efficiencies for the Clearwater Lake Airport, and allow the land of Grace Lake Airport to be used for other economic purposes.

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The Pas and Area animal Shelter is having a wine and cheese tasting event at the Wescana Inn bar On April 28th. The evening will feature wine specialist Michelle Reid to give advice on wine and cheese pairing, and an unveiling of new plans for an animal shelter for The Pas.

 

The event runs from 7-9PM, tickets can be purchased at Funky Threads, Brena Deans, Shane’s Music, The Veterinary Clinic, Anderson Inn and Suites, and the Wescana Inn.

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Cari Kirkness a 28 year old Single mother of two was diagnosed with a rare yet life threatening form of strep throat called Streptococcus. OCN Chief Christian Sinclair has already made a one-thousand dollar donation to help Cari and her family.

 

Cari will need to move to a new one Storey home and a wheelchair accessible van. Donations can be dropped off at CJAR until 4:30 PM. They can also be dropped off with Cari’s cousin Melissa at Warehouse One.

 

 

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