The Pas Local News Archives for 2016-03

Special Olympics Fair

Special Olympics Manitoba is hosting an athletes fair in OCN next week. The fair will be held on April 8th and there will be three, 2 hour sessions to choose from. Screenings include, Fun Fitness and Health Promotion. Special Olympics Manitoba offers quality sport training programs and competition to athletes with an intellectual disability from the ages of 2 years and up. For more information or questions you can contact Colleen at 1-888-333-9179 or


Snowmobile Repair Course

The Opaskwayak Educational Authority and OCN Employment and Training are hosting a basic snowmobile repair course next week. Seats are limited and it’s your chance to participate in a one week training, snowmobile maintenance program. It’s open to anyone and they ask you drop off your completed registration at OEA Employment and Training. For more information you can contact 204-627-7181, or email

Medical Receiving Home Public Hearing Tonight

The Town of The Pas approved in January a land sale to Swampy Cree Tribal Council at 157 Bell avenue to build a 17,000 square foot medical receiving home. Tonight it’s sure to be busy at Town Council chambers as they’re holding a public hearing. Because the land is zoned Swampy Cree Tribal Council needs to apply for a conditional use before they can build. Now that they’ve applied, council we hold the public hearing to receive feedback from concerned citizens. Everyone is invited to attend and it will start at 6pm at town hall. The proposed facility would be used by outside communities to receive health care services in The Pas. 


Three Communities Meeting

Our 3 communities will look to make a little history this week. The Town of The Pas, The Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the RM of Kelsey will be meeting tomorrow night in partnership to launch a joint investor website and brochure. It will be the first time in Manitoba that a First Nation, Rural Municipality and Municipality have collaborated to create, joint investor tools, to bring more business to the region. The celebration dinner and meeting will happen tomorrow night at the Kikiwak Inn.


Trade Show Dates

The Pas and District Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual trade show in early May. The annual show brings together exhibitors from all over the country to showcase their crafts and talents. The show this year will be held from May 12th to the 14th at the Roy H Johnston Arena. They are currently taking applications for exhibitors with the deadline set for April 13th. To get your exhibit in the trade show, call Shirley at 204-623-7256 or email the chamber of commerce at



Lathlin Launches Campaign

The Provincial Election is set for next month and the candidates running in The Pas are almost set. Amanda Lathlin is the official candidate for the NDP party while Doug Lauvstad is for the PC’s. Prospective candidates include Tyler Duncan for the Liberal Party and Patrick Wood for GPM. The nominations close for the 41st General Election at 1:00 pm next Tuesday with candidate’s status changing from prospective to official.  Lathlin and the NDP will be holding their official campaign launch tonight at 4:45pm at 1416 Gordon Avenue with special guest Premier Greg Selinger. 


Northern Juried Art Show Entry Deadline

The Northern Juried Art show is back in The Pas this year. It’s the 40th Annual and deadlines for applications are tomorrow. It’s an opportunity for artists, young and old to have their work adjudicated by a panel of judges. Any questions or concerns can be sent to The Pas Arts Council at 204-623-3790. The art show is April 7th 8th and 9th.


Precious Pets 25th Anniversary

Precious Pets is celebrating their 25th anniversary in our community this year. Bonnie Meadows with Precious Pets says they have a few fundraisers planned. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 5 to 9pm Good Thymes restaurant will be donating $5 from select pasta dishes sold to their spay and neuter fund. Meadows says they’re also planning a 25th anniversary social for May 28th. It will take place at the Clearwater Lake Hall by the airport, tickets aren’t on sale yet but will be soon.

Pukatawagon Telephone Service Interupted

Those with family in Pukatawagon may have noticed that that landline telephone service was down yesterday. MTS said customers in the area were not be able to make calls outside the area while it was down, and there is also no cell coverage. MTS has since corrected the problem and all telephone services were restored late yesterday afternoon.

Missing Indian Birch First Nation Woman

The RCMP are asking for the public’s help finding a woman who went missing from Indian Birch First Nation. 31-year old Lorlene Bone was last seen Feb 29th in Shoal River First Nation. RCMP were notified March 9 and are now asking for the public's help finding Bone, who is five-foot-five-inches tall and 155 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a blue sweater. Anyone with information is asked to contact Swan River RCMP at 204-734-4686.


(Photo credit: CBC, via Family Photo)


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