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The Pas Local News Archives for 2015-04


The Pas and District Annual Trade Show is right around the corner. The Trade show get’s going next week and Shirley Barbeau the Chamber of Commerce’s Office Manager and Trade Show Coordinator says they’re looking forward to it. The Trade show opens Thursday May 7th from 5pm to 9pm, it’s also open Friday May 8th from noon to 9pm and Saturday the 9th from 10am to 4pm. This year the Roy H Johnston arena will be packed with 62 different vendors. Donations will be made to The Pas Pre School for volunteering to work the door. The United Church will also be running the concession. Penny Parade and daily 50/50 are also apart of the show.

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Niki Ashton says the proposed federal budget fails Aboriginal people. The MP for Churchill says it doesn’t address missing and murdered aboriginal women, nutrition north, or Aboriginal education. Ashton says the budget does not show that the federal government is a willing partner to address the immense challenges that people on First Nations face.

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This is National Immunization Awareness Week. Dr. Shannon MacDonald from the University of Calgary Department of Pediatrics says the theme of the week is “Boost Your Power Get Immunized”.  She says it’s a good opportunity to remind people to check their children’s immunization records and make sure their children are up to date for all the recommended vaccinations that they’re scheduled for and also check their own records because there are recommended vaccinations for adults as well.
MacDonald says immunization protects individuals and communities by preventing the spread of disease.  She adds there is a free app called ImmunizeCA that provides you with access to and reminders of immunization schedules and it’s available at the App Store, Google Play and Blackberry World.  More information is available at www.immunize.ca.

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Hudbay Plans to Continue Operations.

               As we reported earlier the International Association of Machinists local 1848 has given Hudbay notice that they will start strike action at 11:59 am Saturday.  They state none of their outstanding language issues have been addressed in negotiations and the wage enhancements were not what they had hoped for.
              Hudbay Vice-President of the Manitoba Business Unit Rob Winton says they have taken a long hard look at their contingency plan that focuses on the health and safety of all their employees.  He says as far as the operation is concerned their contingency plans are in place and the teams are in action now with the IAM’s notice given to them.  He adds their operational plans area basically two fold, to ensure all of their employees are safe and to ensure their assets are protected and those plans will begin once the IAM set up their picket line.
              Winton says their intention is to operate as they are able to, they do not intend to shut down.

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This is National Immunization Awareness Week. Dr. Shannon MacDonald from the University of Calgary Department of Pediatrics says the theme of the week is “Boost Your Power Get Immunized”.  She says it’s a good opportunity to remind people to check their children’s immunization records and make sure their children are up to date for all the recommended vaccinations that they’re scheduled for and also check their own records because there are recommended vaccinations for adults as well.
MacDonald says immunization protects individuals and communities by preventing the spread of disease.  She adds there is a free app called ImmunizeCA that provides you with access to and reminders of immunization schedules and it’s available at the App Store, Google Play and Blackberry World.  More information is available at www.immunize.ca.

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The Pas and District Annual Trade Show is right around the corner. The Trade show get’s going next week and Shirley Barbeau the Chamber of Commerce’s Office Manager and Trade Show Coordinator says they’re looking forward to it. The Trade show opens Thursday May 7th from 5pm to 9pm, it’s also open Friday May 8th from noon to 9pm and Saturday the 9th from 10am to 4pm. This year the Roy H Johnston arena will be packed with 62 different vendors. Donations will be made to The Pas Pre School for volunteering to work the door. The United Church will also be running the concession. Penny Parade and daily 50/50 are also apart of the show.

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Niki Ashton says the proposed federal budget fails Aboriginal people. The MP for Churchill says it doesn’t address missing and murdered aboriginal women, nutrition north, or Aboriginal education. Ashton says the budget does not show that the federal government is a willing partner to address the immense challenges that people on First Nations people face.

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This summer a Big High School Reunion is planned in The Pas. Jim Lamontagne who’s helping organize the reunion says the reunion is for all graduation classes from 1955-75. Right now they’re trying to spread the word of the reunion and that people will need to pre register so they know how many to accommodate for. You can find them on facebook at The Pas School Reunion. It will be held August 1st and 2nd at the Roy H Johnston Arena. The reunion is geared for grad classes of 1955-75 but they invite everyone who enjoys 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music to attend. 

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The Snow Lake Chamber of Commerce is holding their first annual Spring Trade Show tomorrow and Wednesday.  President Dennis St. Jean says it’s looking pretty good for the show.  He says this year they have a few car dealers coming in with vehicles.  He says they’ve also got some quads, household items, a fair selection of a little bit of everything.  St. Jean adds they’re not fully done but this is their first year and he thinks they’re probably sitting not bad as far as vendors. The Spring Trade Show is being held in the Snow Lake Community Center and next door in the Arena.  It’s open tomorrow from 3pm to 9pm and Wednesday from 10am until 8pm.

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The Pas Friendship Center is hosting a Regional Community Consultation Session on Monday. They’re requesting our elders, youth and community members to assist in identifying the themes and priories to increase participation in the economy for urban aboriginal peoples. The session is from 11am to 3pm at the friendship center. There will be a free lunch and door prizes available.

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A local Kinsmen Member is being recognized on the national stage. Dave Roberts a member of the Kinsmen Club of The Pas has won the Founder's Award for Achievement. Roberts says it’s an award the whole club should be proud of. Only 3 members across Canada were awarded with the award last year. The Kinsmen Club of The Pas is very busy in our community, and Roberts says the next big event on the agenda is the trade show in early May. 

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The Kelsey School Division is accepting registrations for Children entering Kindergarten this coming fall. Children born in 2010 can be registered at two schools, Ecole Opasquia School at 6pm tonight and Kelsey Community School at 6:30pm tomorrow. Only a parent or legal guardian can register a child, and they must provide proof of age, such as a birth certificate or passport is required.

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Today is the only day advance voting is available in small communities for the Provincial By-Election in The Pas. Polls are open from 8am to 8pm today in Norway House, Cross Lake, Carrot Valley, Moose Lake, Cormorant and Wanless. Advance polls are available in The Pas everyday until Saturday from 8am-8pm at the returning office and the Otineka Mall. Election day is set for April 21st and includes 3 candidates, Amanda Lathlin representing the NDP Party, Inez Vystrcil-Spence representing the Liberal Party and Jacob Nasekapow representing the Conservative Party. There will also be a live candidate forum with all 3 candidates on Thursday at 11am on 102.9 CJAR.

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For those who love to fish the Bill Bannock fishing derby is this weekend and will be followed by the Flinty Fishing Derby the next day. This year the person who catches Lonesome Mary tagged fish they will be awarded $25,000. Also there are over 100 other prizes totaling over $100,000. For the first time ever the Bill Bannock derby will be teaming up with the Flinty Derby in Flin Flon and an additional $5,000 in prizes will be available for those who take part in both. Tickets are available now at Pete’s Pro Tackle, L and M Sports and Michaels Corner Store. You can also enter online at billbannock.com. This year is the 21st annual Bill Bannock Classic. 

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Flight Service to Saskatoon has been available out of The Pas via Missinippi Airways over the past month. Rick Brenton Missinippi Airways General Manager says the response has been great. He says right now service to Saskatoon operates 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The flight leaves from The Pas, has one stop in Flin Flon and then finishes in Saskatoon. He also says the cost of a flight to Saskatoon is a little bit cheaper then a flight to Winnipeg. Missinippi Airways has been operating out of Grace Lake.

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