The Pas Local News Archives for 2015-10

Kelsey Recreation Red Cross Babysitter Course

Kelsey Recreation and Red Cross are putting on a babysitting course in The Pas. The Course will be held the weekend of November 6th and 7th, at the Roy H Johnson Arena. The course is for anyone who is looking to become a certified babysitter. Register by calling The Pas Rec and Wellness Centre at 627-1134 or by e-mailing Space is limited.

Zombie Walk

An Annual Event to help the homeless is being held tonight in The Pas, Manager of 102.9 CJAR, Maureen Kozar says the idea of hosting the very first zombie walk was brought to her by one of her staff. Kozar states that they took the original idea and found ways to make it fun, and help collect food for Oscar's place at the same time. The Pas TPCRC are also involved, and handle all the specific organization aspects of the walk. This year marks the 4th annual Zombie Walk, starting at the Roy H Johnson Arena, you can bring your non perishable food items to 102.9 CJAR, or right to the Arena this evening.

Mental Health the Focus of Summit

The second annual Northern Health Summit was held in Flin Flon yesterday.  Northern Health Region Chief Executive Officer Helga Bryant says it’s an opportunity to get key leaders from our communities together to discuss and explore health issues and identify priority concerns. Bryant says the summit was centered on mental health and wellness.  She says she sees it as beginning to give people a glimpse that  as a health region they are moving increasingly towards seeing mental health not as a disease, not as something that becomes stigmatized, but rather as something that all of us may well struggle with from time to time that is on a continuum and that it is together that we will become feeling more emotionally and mentally well.

The Summit was attended by over 100 people from across the north representing community members, local Councils, First Nations and government.

Halcrow Lake Daycare Open

The Halcrow Lake Daycare reopened to children this morning. The daycare had to be closed for a few weeks because of a sewage backup. Terry Holmgren Director of the daycare says they’re glad to be back open. 38 children returned to the Daycare this morning. The daycare was originally set to be open again in November.  

By Election Results

Edith La Sann is the newest trustee on the board of directors for the Kelsey School Division. La Sann won the By-Election vote yesterday over Randy Manych. Just under 400 voted were cast and La Sann will replace Bruce Woods as trustee as he will be relocating out of the school division. La Sann's tenure on the board will last for 3 years before the next vote is held. 

Northland Ford raising non-perishables for We Scare Hunger

Northland Ford, We Scare Hunger and the OCN Blizzard will be teaming up tonight to help end hunger. Northland will be at tonight’s OCN Blizzard game against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines taking donations of non perishable food items. Jordan Krost with Northland Ford says all food items raised will stay in our community. The goal of the campaign is to fill 3 F-150 truck boxes of food.

Kelsey By-Election Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s the big day for Randy Manych and Edith LeSann. It’s Election Day in The Pas as voters will go to the polls for the Kesley School Division’s By-Election. Randy Manych and Edith LeSann are the two on the ballot to replace the Trustee seat held by Bruce Woods. Woods will be relocating out of the school division after serving on the board of trustees for 5 years. He also chaired the Finance Committee and has served on the buildings and maintenances, and community liaison committees. Votes can be cast at the Kelsey School Division Administration Office at 322 Edwards Avenue tomorrow. The term of office will be for 3 years.


Northern Juried Art Show Coming Back

The Northern juried art show is on its way back. The art show will take place in the Spring but they’re holding a start up meeting next week. The Northern Juried Art Show gives Artists in Manitoba living north of the 53rd parallel a chance to display and sell their work, and also have it critiqued by professional artists. The start up meeting will be held next Monday Nov 2 in the A and W meeting room.  It starts at 7pm. They will be looking for Volunteers to help organize the event this year. It will be held in the Spring of 2016.

Flu Shot Season

Tomorrow is the first day the Northern Health Region will be giving out flu shots in The Pas. They will be at the legion from 10am to 6:30pm. It’s the first of 6 different Flu Shot clinics in The Pas. They are also conducting flu shot clinics in Cormorant and Moose Lake. For the complete schedule you visit Shots are free and no appointment is necessary.

Kelsey School Division By-Election

Focus will be shifted this week from the Federal Election to a local By-Election. Now that the Federal Election is over A By-Election is coming to The Pas. The Kelsey School Division will be replacing the Trustee seat held by Bruce Woods. Woods will be relocating out of the school division after serving on the board of trustees for 5 years. He also chaired the Finance Committee and has served on the buildings and maintenances, and community liaison committees. Advance polls will be held on Saturday with the By-Election taking place on the 28th. Both the Advance poll and by-election will be held at the Kelsey School Division Administration Office at 322 Edwards Avenue.

Flu Clinics

Today is the first day of Flu Clinics happening in our area.


The Northern Health Region and Manitoba Health is encouraging all Manitobans to get a flu vaccine. This week you can get your flu shot at the Moose Lake Community Hall from 9am to 4pm, in addition at the The Pas Legion Hall on Thursday from 10am and 6:30pm.


Between today and November 23rd they will be conducting 5 flu shot sessions in Moose Lake, 10 in Cormorant and 6 in The Pas. For the full schedule you can visit Northern Health  

Scare Hunger

Northland Ford are again bringing the We Scare Hunger Program to the community.


Jordan Krost from Northland Ford says that last year was a big success, and this year they hope to do even better, and need your help to reach their goal to fill 3 truck boxes full of food for those in need.


They are collecting non parishables through the students at the schools, as well as from anyone in the community wishing to support the cause.  Donations can be dropped off up until the end of October at Northland Ford, Scott Bateman Middle SchoolKelsey SchoolMary Duncan School or MBCI. 





Reunion committee is looking for more people.


Jim Lamontagne with the reunion says that besides some of the activities held in other years, the committee would like to add some new ones, for all ages.  They are looking for suggestions and participation from seniors, and young people as well as other ages. 


The next planning meeting will be held on Sunday. It will take place at the A and W in the meeting room at 1pm. Everyone is invited to attend.



RCMP Report

The Pas RCMP released their detailed crime stats report for the month of September.


In the Town of The Pas the RCMP responded to 139 incidents of disturbing the peace, 9 incidents of impaired - 36 incidents of assault, 23 of theft, 6 break and enter and 4 of drugs. In the RM of Kelsey they responded to 4 incidents of disturbing the peace, 4 of impaired, 5 incidents of assault, 5 theft, 4 break and enter, and 3 of drugs.



Conservatives Unveil New "Yes North" Initiative

The “Yes North” Initiative is a new initiative for Northern Manitoba. Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives made the announcement in The Pas. Party Leader Brian Pallister is promising to promote the province’s north as a hub for economic development and tourism if he becomes premier next spring. The plan adapts some of the work done by Economic Development Winnipeg towards attracting new companies, assisting entrepreneurs, and help businesses expand.

RCMP Report - Robbery

October 9th The Pas RCMP received a complaint that 3 youth who were travelling on their bikes and one that was walking, were approached by another youth with a hand-gun shaped pellet gun and stole two of the youths bikes.


The RCMP found one of the bikes, and a family member of one of the youth robbed found the other and followed the offender home.  Cpl. Sheldon Martins of The Pas RCMP stated that they were in attendance at the offender's home while receiving a second call regarding a disturbance and robbery inside a home again by a youth with a pellet gun.  When they arrived they found the youth had assaulted two people inside the home with a steel cooking pot and had taken shots at the victims.  The youth was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery and assault with a weapon.


The suspect is in custody at The Pas Correctional Facility awaiting a court appearance.


Vague de Cirque

The Pas Ag Grounds will be hosting 2 spectacular performances by Vaque De Cirque starting tonight.

Vaque De Cirque showcases seven talented and original acrobats who also incorporate a lot of humor into their performance. The show is under the big top and starts at 7pm tonight and tomorrow.

Seating is limited to 200. For ticket information call 204 – 623 – 6771.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Brave men from The Pas, and OCN will dawn red high heels in support of ending gender violence.


The annual Walk a Mile in her shoes event is Thursday. Past marchers in the walk have said they walk because they’re concerned for their wives, sisters, daughters and mothers. There is room to register if you would like to walk,forms can be found at The Pas Regional Library, 102.9 CJAR, Macdonald Youth Services or by calling the Aurora House at 204-623-7427.


There is a level of competition to the walk as well, between The Pas and Flin Flon,

The Pas will strive to equal or beat the 5-thousand dollars raised in Flin Flon for their women’s resource shelter.

Fall Clean up Campaign

The Town of The Pas is hoping to get our community cleaned up in time for winter.


The Town of The Pas will be picking up refuse from today until Friday on the west side of the train tracks, and from the 19th to 23rd on the east side of the tracks.


It’s a great opportunity for residents to clean up their properties and have all the refuse hauled away before winter. Twigs and Branches must be no longer then 4 feet, bundled and bound and no heavier then 25 pounds. Recyclable are to be taken to your nearest recycling trailer. If you wish to have derelict vehicles removed from your property free of charge you can call 204-627-1125 for arrangements.


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