The Pas Local News Archives for 2014-11

Operation Red Nose

Operation Red Nose is back this holiday season to help keep everyone safe.


Operation Red Nose is a designated driving service that not only gets you home safely over the holidays but your vehicle too. Operation Red Nose is brought to you by the Pas Roadrunners Swim Club and will be out for their first night of drives tonight.


They are also looking for volunteers to drive, and you can reach them at 204-623-3300.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Sales

 It’s a big weekend for Arts and Crafts Sales in our region.


The Pas Arts Council’s annual Christmas Crafts, Arts and More sale is Saturday at the Metis Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cranberry Christmas Arts and Crafts sale is also on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the elementary and Frontier Collegiate gymnasiums. Sunday, the Country Experience Craft and Bake sale takes Place at the Carrot Valley Community Centre from noon to 4.


Handmade products, artwork, gift ware and baking are just a few of the items vendors will be offering.  For more information on each of these craft sales go and click on the what’s happening banner.

Callinan has agreement with Hudbay

              Callinan Royalties has entered into a definitive agreement with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company which marks the end to protracted litigation which Callinan initiated in early 2007.

The Settlement Agreement was structured to achieve four objectives including evolution of the 1988 six and two thirds percent net profits interest royalty to a more attractive four percent net smelter return royalty which reduces the areas of possible disagreement between the two parties over permitted deductions, establishment of a new three percent net smelter return on 31 square kilometers of surrounding Hudbay exploration ground which broadens Callinan’s area of exposure to prospective exploration


Hudbay may pursue, allows for Hudbay to explore Callinan’s War Baby Claim One also known as Triple Seven Deeps which requires access from the existing Triple Seven mine and significant funding to properly explore and recognition of the need to settle ongoing litigation and for a co-operative and enduring relationship with Hudbay.

The Pas Health Complex

The Pas Health Complex Foundation has made another contribution to the Northern Health Region.


The Foundation has purchased over 124-thousand dollars worth of equipment including Laparoscopic Equipment. Sue Lambert Chair of the foundation said the purchase of the laparoscopic equipment will be beneficial to so many people in the north who find travelling to the large centres difficult.  

Since 1997 the foundation has made ongoing donations to The Pas facilities totalling over 1.4 million dollars in the past 15 years.
Other equipment they have purchased for donation are an Ice machine, Televisions and BiPap Equipment. 


This Saturday is your chance to bring your pet and your family and get a picture with Santa Claus.


Santa will be doing pictures on Saturday and Bonnie Meadows who is an organizer for Santa Paws says they've opened it up on request for even more people to have Christmas photos done.  


As in past year's you are able to bring your cats, dogs or other pets for a picture with Santa, but those without pets can also have an individual or family picture taken.  

Another change this year is the location to it make it more convenient Santa paws will be held at the Christ Church from noon to 4Pm and it’s 10-dollars per sitting. All proceeds go to Precious Pets Spay and Neuter Fund.

Government of Manitoba

The Governments of Manitoba and Canada announced that three Manitoba communities will benefit from more clean drinking water.


The project in the RM of Kelsey includes the expansion of water lines to provide clean drinking water to more Ralls Island residents. The new line will add approximately 250 connections to the existing infrastructure.


Additional announcements were made on the Sherridon water treatment plant for upgrades and the Wabowden lagoon expansion. They come as part of the government’s 5.5 billion dollar five year plan to invest in infrastructure across the province.

Socks from Santa

Socks from Santa is a holiday program that’s back once again this year. 102.9 CJAR were happy to support the idea of collecting socks for the homeless which was suggested last year by our Morning show host Mark Andrews.


Andrews explained that this year we'd like to expand on the idea and asking you to donate other warm garments like toques, mitts, and scarves, and blankets, as well as socks.  


Anything you would like to donate to Socks from Santa can be dropped off at 102.9 CJAR up until Christmas and will then be donated to the homeless shelter. Last year close to 400 pairs of socks were donated.

Newpark623 Art Auction Fundraiser

An art auction was held on Saturday in support of newpark623. There were 30 pieces of art being auctioned off and Jerome Conaty the project manager of the skate park said it was very successful. In total they raised close to $3,000 for the new skate park with each piece averaging a sale of 100 dollars.

Sherridon Road Closed

Those who travel the Sherridon Road will need to be aware of some repairs being done. Just a reminder that today until Friday the Department of Infrastructure and Transportation will be doing work on the Mistik Creek Bridge and will be closing the Sherridon Road. The road will be closed for the hours of 8AM-5PM daily and there is no detour. The Mistik Creek is located 4 Kilometers North of P.T.H 10 on P.R 750.


New data from Manitoba Public Insurance shows vehicle fatalities continue to decrease.


Brian Smiley from the MPI says many factors are causing fatalities to go down: Newer vehicles have additional air bags, back up cameras and other safety devices.  There's also a reduced number of drivers with high risk behaviors, with Manitoba's penalties being amongst the highest in Canada.

Smiley says there were 85 road fatalities in 2013, and that as of October 2014, the province has seen 59.

Operation Red Nose

Operation Red Nose is back this holiday season to help keep everyone safe.


Operation Red Nose is a designated driving service that not only gets you home safely over the holidays but your vehicle too. Operation Red Nose is brought to you by the Pas Roadrunners Swim Club and will begin offering their service this weekend.


They are also looking for volunteers to drive or accompany a driver can pick up volunteer forms at the RCMP office, upstairs at the Winton Pool, or from the bulletin board at both the Otineka and Uptown Malls.  To reach Operation Red Nose call 204-623-3300

Legion Letter Writing Campaign

The Royal Canadian Legion has expressed concern over the response tabled by Government on Oct 1st to the 14 recommendations listed in the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. Because of it they have now started a letter writing campaign urging people to sign. Linda Kuhl the Branch Manager in The Pas says you can stop by the legion at anytime to read and sign your name. So far over 150 people in the pas have signed the letter.

Sobriety and Entertainment Night

It’s Manitoba Addictions Awareness Week 2014 and there are some events in The Pas and OCN to attend. There will be a volleyball tournament, Elders Tea and the 7th Annual Youth Pipe Ceremony. To wrap things up on Friday the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Child and Family Services will be hosting a Sobriety Dinner and Entertainment. Comedian Chad Anderson will be performing and the dinner will start at 5:30PM, Presentations begin at 6:30PM and it will be held at the Kikiwak Inn. If you have any questions you can contact Family Enhancement at 204-627-7157. 

Operation Christmas Child Looking to Fill Shoe Boxes

Residents of The Pas, OCN and area can help once again this year with Operation Christmas Child. What they do is fill shoe boxes with gifts for children in less fortunate countries. Pat Tonn an organizer from our community says it’s been very successful. If you would like to donate you can fill a regular size shoe box or pick up an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox from the Library, Grub Box, UCN Book Store or Tri-Family Health. Starting on Monday they will be collecting the shoe boxes and the deadline will be next Friday November 21st.

Family Craft Day

Is crafting something you enjoy doing? Well this weekend is your chance to take part in a family craft day. Pack up your craft supplies and kids and come make some crafts with some good company. The Mission Under the Cross Youth Group is inviting everyone this Saturday to take part. It’s come and go at the Christ Church Hall from noon to 4pm. There is no charge to attend.

Single Vehicle Rollover South of The Pas

A single vehicle highway roll over yesterday has left one female dead and 7 other to be treated in hospital. A Manitoba Corrections van transporting six prisoners to Dauphin from The Pas was traveling south on Highway 10 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the east ditch, rolled and came to rest inside the tree line. A 44-year-old female Corrections Officer from The Pas was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The 43-year-old male driver of the vehicle, from The Pas, was transported to hospital in stable condition. The six male prisoners suffered minor injuries and were transported to hospital as a precautionary measure.

High Radon Gas Levels in Northern Manitoba

1 in 4 Manitoba homes have higher than acceptable radon gas levels. That is why the Canadian Cancer Society is urging Manitobans to get their homes tested for Radon Gas.
11% of homes in Northern Manitoba are above accepted levels of radon. Residents can pick up a radon test kit from a hardware store or radon testing professional. Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer.

COTY and BOTY Awards Held Last Night

Last night Andrew Legany and Sweatshop Boxing were awarded with the Citizen and Business of the year awards. Every year The Pas and District Chamber of Commerce hands out their prestigious awards. This year one very deserving business and citizen we're honored in front of friends, family and colleagues. Andrew Legany is a role model in our community and is a apart of so many groups and organizations. Sweatshop Boxing was awarded the Business of the year for all their hard work they have put into our community and the role models they have became to all members and community members.

OCN Fire Changing Emergency Number

OCN Fire will now have a new phone number everyone should note down. They will no longer be using their phone number of 204-623-7500. As of Nov 10th the number to call will be 911. So encase of an emergency you can get a hold of OCN Fire by calling 911.

Holiday Art Classes At The Library

The Pas Regional library is presenting Holiday Art Classes for kids. Kids will be making Ornaments to decorate the libraries tree to be displayed in the Festival of Trees. The Kids will then be able to take their ornaments home. The Classes will run every Tuesday starting today until Nov 25th. They would like each participant to be able to attend each session and they will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Pre registration is required and you can call 204-623-2023.


Movember is Underway

It’s Moustache Month across the World and here in The Pas is no exception. It’s Movember and what Movember is, is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation. The Movember community has raised $574,000,000 to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. To donate, you can visit or to any Male taking donations.


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