The Pas Local News Archives for 2019-09

James Lee Stepanow Located Deceased

The RCMP has announced that James Lee Stepanow has been located deceased. No criminality is suspected.

 

The Pas RCMP received a report on September 10th of a missing 46-year-old male from The Pas. Stepanow last made contact with family on September 3, 2019.

 

The RCMP thanks the public and the media for their assistance.

Opaskwayak Educational Authority Training

The Opaskwayak Educational Authority will be hosting a Smart Choices Responsible service certification, and Smart Choice Cannabis service certification program in The Pas.

The program is designed for those who sell alcohol or cannabis in a licensed establishment, as well as covering problem gambling awareness.

The Program is set to run Wendesday September 25th and costs less than 40 dollars per person to register.

A hide tanning course will be running from Monday till Friday next week as O-E-A has partnered with Cree Nation tribal health to bring you this program.

A Chainsaw safety certificate training program will also be coming up October 3rd and 4th; the program costs 150 dollars and is open to OCN Members

To get involved with this or other educational programs hosted by O-E-A you can call 204-627-7181.

The Pas Election Results

Amanda Lathlin, of the NDP will represent The Pas-Kameesak riding, as the area’s MLA.

Lathlin walked away with 57.2% of the vote. A total of 3,054 residents cast their ballot across 49 polls in favour of the NDP incumbent.

PC candidate Ron Evans had 24.8% of the vote, the Green Party’s Ralph McLean had 14.6% of the vote and the liberals Ken Brandt had 3.3% of the vote.

A total of 5,336 people got out to vote in The Pas Kameesak riding

With the provincial election over, Manitobans won’t get a rest, the federal election campaign kicks off today.

World Suicide Prevention Day In The Pas

Suicide is the 7th most common cause of death amongst Canadian males, and the second leading cause of death for young males between the age of 15 to 24.

Tomorrow is World Suicide Prevention Day, the Beatrice Wilson health center will be hosting a walk and vigil in the community tomorrow.

The walk will be starting at the health center at 11:00am and finishing at the Gordon Lathlin memorial center.

The vigil will take place in the evening, at 7:30pm, also at the health center.

Every day, an average of 10 Canadians die from suicide. Know the signs. Canadian suicide prevention services are available at 1-833-456-4566.

102.9 Electoral Candidates' Forum

Yesterday 1029 CJAR hosted the electoral candidates’ forum. Amanda Lathlin from the NDP, Ralph McLean from the Green Party, and Ron Evans from the Progressive Conservatives joined us in studio.

The candidates debated the importance of issues such as health care, education, mental health for are youth, good jobs, and fair wages.

NDP candidate, Amanda Lathlin, says she wants to bring forward solution to work with governments at all level.

Green Party Candidate Ralph McLean says he is running for a stronger north.

And PC Candidate Ron Evans says his experience can help bring people, business and organizations together to make things happen.

The provincial election will be taking place on September 10th.

Walk a Mile

If you’re man enough to walk a mile in her shoes, the time has come to register for this year’s annual event hosted by The Pas Aurora House.

To register for this year’s event you can pick up forms by calling 623-7427

The walk will take place Wednesday September 25th at 6pm at the Otinika mall

Youth often find it hard to reach out via phone, that’s why crisis text lines are open across Canada from 5pm till 1am, text 45645, and crisis workers will text you back immediately. emergency crisis phone lines are always open at 523-5497.

The Pas Committee for women in crisis is currently looking for members. If you would like to join, their next general meeting will be held at Good Thymes Restaurant, Tuesday September 17th, at 6:30pm.

Parade of programs

Tonight the Kelsey rec and wellness center will host their annual parade of programs.

The event will take place from 6 until 9 pm this evening and will show case a variety of different community groups, organizations, and activities taking place throughout the year.

The Pas Road Runners will be taking registration for their upcoming session, and for other young swimmers you can check out the Winton pools weekend and after school swim programs.

Come and see all that The Pas and area has to offer, or contact Kelsey Recreation 627-1134.

Jimmy the Janitor

Jimmy the Janitor will be in town with an upcoming fundraiser in support of The Pas and Area Animal Shelter.

The show is good clean comedy geared to anyone 10 years of age or older.

Since opening the animal shelter has seen numerous animals brought through its doors.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchesed at Klean All, Shanes in the Otinika, and through the animal shelter.

For adoption information, or how to donate, contact The Pas and Animal are Shelter.

The Pas Spray Park Grand Opening Ceremony Held Last Week

The grand opening Ceremony for The Pas’ new spray park was held last Thursday at Centennial Park. Davide Novo the president of The Pas Families Building a Better Community gave a short speech and handed the spray parks key over The Pas mayor Herb Jacques.
Jacques says that having community projects like this helps with community pride and he looks forward to having his grandson play at the spray park next summer.
The Pas Families BBC has worked for a long time to make this project a reality.
After the ceremony the kids had a chance to play in the spray park and enjoy some free pizza.

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