The Pas Local News Archives for 2021-09

Terry Fox School Runs Set for September 29th

The Terry Fox Foundation has announced that the Terry Fox School runs will be held on September 29th.

 

In Terry Fox’s Home Province of Manitoba over 500 schools have registered to take part including most of the schools in The Pas and area.

 

A statement from the Terry Fox foundation stated that even with the COVID 19 pandemic cancer hasn’t taken a break and funding for cancer research is still needed.

Local Mchappy Day Results

Wednesday was Mchappy Day at McDonalds an annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House charities.

 

This year a portion of food sales went towards the charity and In The Pas just under $1300 was raised.

 

An additional $256 was raised in the hockey stick draw.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a place for family members to stay while there children receive medical care in hospitals.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Oath of Office Ceremony

Opaskwayak Cree Nation held an Oath of Office Ceremony on Wednesday for the newly elected chief and council.

 

The event was held at the arbour site and featured traditional drumming, a headdress ceremony, and a feast.

 

The event was live streamed and you can watch a video taken of the event on the Opaswayak Ininew Facebook page.

Manitoba Investing Millions to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Manitoba Has Announced Nearly 14 Million Dollars to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake.

 

Premier Kelvin Goertzen says the initiative will allow physicians offices in Manitoba to develop a roster of their patients who are not fully immunized and support outreach to have those patients come in and have a conversation about their questions and concerns. 

 

The President of Doctors Manitoba Dr Kristjan Thompson urges you to talk to your doctor or visit their website to find a physician near you to answer your questions. 

 

He explains over the pandemic thousands have needed health care and over 1200 have died from this disease and these aren’t just numbers they are our neighbors, our families, our friends and our loved ones. 

 

He adds we know this disease is very serious but severe illness and death is largely preventable thanks to the vaccine and we know that the COVID vaccine works and doctors trust the safety and the effectiveness of the COVID vaccine.

 

You can find a physician and get answers to questions from doctors on their website www.manitobavaccine.ca.

Final Report now available: IIU concludes investigation into injuries from "less lethal" firearm used by The Pas RCMP

On February 7, 2020, the Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) had issued a media release advising that it had concluded its investigation into an incident into the injury of a 36-year-old man during his arrest by RCMP in The Pas.

The final report of the IIU was not released as the affected person had charges pending before the courts as a result of the incident. Those charges have now been disposed andyou can read the full report by following this link.

http://www.iiumanitoba.ca/pdf/final_report_2019-0048.pdf

2021 Smile Cookie Campaign, Local Results

The results of the 2021 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign have been finalized.

 

$15,207 worth cookies were sold locally and all proceeds raised will go towards renovations for the Clearwater Lake Social Club Chalet.

 

Be sure to join the Clearwater lake Social Club Facebook group for updates.

Amanda Lathlin

I am happy to report that the controversial education reform Bill 64 will not be moving forward and is now dead. I am reflecting on the amazing effort I have seen from the grassroots movement – concerned parents, educators, trustees, students, and community members, that have together made their voices heard and made a difference in our province and their own backyard.

 

Over the last few months, I have heard from so many residents in The Pas – Kameesak that have shared their concerns about Bill 64 and the detrimental impact it would have on our families and schools by concentrating all power and decision making regarding public education in the Premier’s office, so I am beyond excited to celebrate this victory with all of you. 

 

I want to send a special shout out to all of our northern School Boards (Kelsey, Flin Flon, Mystery Lake and Frontier) and to Mrs. Marcia Novo, Principal at Mary Duncan School who all worked tirelessly on fighting against Bill 64 and getting people engaged and informed of the negative impacts of this bill. Marcia was one of over 500 Manitobans who signed up to speak against Bill 64 in Committee– a record-breaking number. Our students at Mary Duncan School would have lost their voices and their chance to an education with only one representative. It was very moving to see many wanting to be a part of this grassroots movement.

 

Last spring, my NDP colleagues and I successfully delayed Bill 64, which would otherwise already have already been passed into law. We could not have done it without the effort of countless Manitobans that came forward in numerous ways, such as writing letters, emails, putting up signs, and also by registering to speak at the Legislative Assembly’s committee hearing about the bill. In my six years of being an MLA, I have never seen so many Manitobans involved in the opposition of one bill, and this shows us that it is possible to influence the Government and together create positive change, or, in the case of Bill 64, keep harmful legislation from passing. I want to thank everyone who joined the fight to do what is best for our children and schools.

 

However, the fight is not over. This year alone, the PC government cut $5 million of our children’s education. This means fewer Educational Assistants, nutritional programs, and one-on-one time with teachers. These cuts will hurt all students, and particularly the ones who need extra support. These actions are just not acceptable, especially in our current times when children are finally returning to schools after the difficult past year. Now more than ever, our children and schools need more support – not less!

 

Defeating Bill 64 was only the start. Let’s keep fighting and building a better Manitoba together!

 

Contact my office anytime at Amanda.lathlin@yourmanitoba.ca  or 1-204-623-2034. Kinanaskomitin.

Federal Election Poll at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19

Canadians head to the polls today for the federal election. The polls will be open locally at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19 from 8:30AM until 8:30 PM.

 

You are reminded to wear a mask and practice physical distancing at the polling stations and to bring your voter information card and a piece of ID.

 

If you are not registered to vote but are eligible to do so you are asked to bring a piece of photo ID with your current address on it.

 

Additional information is available at elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868

Grace Lake Board Walk and Boreal Trail Receiving More Funding

35 projects across Manitoba will receive funding from the Trails Manitoba Grants Program including the Grace Lake Boardwalk and Boreal Trails Project.

 

The Grace Lake Board walk and Boreal Trails project has received $75,000 in funding that has helped to build the project quicker.

 

Manitoba’s Conservation and Climate Minister stated that the provincial government is committed to affordable outdoor activities.

Sidney Ballantyne Elected As OCN Onekanew

Opaskwayak Cree Nation has elected a new leader.  Sidney Ballantyne was elected Onekanew with 581 votes.

 

Onekanew candidates Jennifer Flett had 443 votes, and Elaine Kadachuk had 337 votes.

 

The votes for the band council are being counted and are expected to be completed later today.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Election Day

Today is Election Day for Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

 

Members will be able to vote at the polling station at the Kikiwak Inn’s Bignell Room from 9AM until 8PM and the ballots will be counted as soon as the polls close.

 

There will be a capacity limit at the polling station and mask use will be mandatory.

 

The ballot counting will be broadcast live on the Opaskwayak Inninew Facebook Page.

The Pas Culture Days Declared for September 24th to October 3rd

The Town of The Pas has officially declared September 24th to October 3rd as culture days in the community.

 

The town believes that community based cultural celebrations strengthen connections with citizens and allows people to explore arts, culture and heritage.

 

You can learn more by joining The 2021 Culture Days By The Pas Arts Council Facebook Group

MANITOBA SETS GUIDANCE FOR ADDITIONAL DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE

Manitoba will begin offering third doses of mRNA vaccines to immunocompromised people and for individuals who may choose to receive a third dose for travel purposes, while also setting out policies to guide medical exemptions to immunization, Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of the Vaccine Implementation Task Force, announced today.

Effective today, third doses will be available to:
• people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition and/or treatment;
• individuals who wish to receive a third dose for travel purposes; and
• individuals who have received one or two doses of a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada.

“We know that people who are immunocompromised may not be able to develop a good defence against COVID-19 with just two doses of the vaccine,” said Reimer. “This initial plan for the third dose recognizes those who are at increased risk of severe illness. It also responds to the individual challenges faced by people travelling outside of Canada.”

Reimer noted a complete list of the medical conditions and/or treatments that would result in a person being considered immunocompromised and recommended to receive a third dose, is available online at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine. It includes people who:
• are receiving active chemotherapy (or immunotherapy) for cancer;
• have received a solid organ transplant and are currently receiving chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive therapy;
• were born with moderate or severe dysfunction of their immune system;
• are living with untreated or advanced HIV-AIDS; or
• are taking certain medications that severely affect the immune system.
 
People who are immunocompromised can be immunized by their health-care provider.

Individuals who would like to receive a third dose for travel purposes must be vaccinated by their health-care provider and go through an informed consent process, or present a prescription to a pharmacist.

People who have previously received a vaccine not approved by Health Canada can be immunized at super sites, pop-ups or mobile clinics, or by a health-care provider. Individuals who receive a dose of an mRNA vaccine following one or two doses of a vaccine not approved by Health Canada will be considered fully immunized and can have their immunization record updated by following the process outlined at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/residents.html#immunization-records.

In all situations, these doses should be given a minimum of 28 days after the person’s most recent dose of any COVID-19 vaccine.

Based on the guidance of the vaccine implementation task force’s medical advisory committee, people in one of three situations may be eligible for a temporary or permanent medical exemption to vaccination. This must be reviewed by a specialist physician and then submitted to the Vaccine Implementation Task Force. It includes people who: 
• had a severe reaction after the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. myocarditis, Guillain-Barré syndrome);
• are receiving treatment that affects their ability to mount an immune response, meaning vaccination must be timed carefully with their treatment schedule (e.g. receiving immunocompromising treatment after a transplant, certain types of cancer treatments); or
• had a severe allergy or anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or its components that cannot be managed by the Health Sciences Centre Allergy Clinic.

The process to submit medical exemptions will be finalized as soon as possible, along with updated clinical guidance for health-care professionals. The province is also developing a way to ensure individuals with a valid medical exemption are able to access the same benefits as those with an immunization card. This work is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

Reimer noted the province’s decision to recommend third doses for moderately to severely immunocompromised people was developed in consultation with the Vaccine Implementation Task Force’s medical advisory committee, which includes health-care professionals from a wide range of specialities. It is also informed by guidance on third doses released last week by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. A complete list of conditions is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine under Eligibility Criteria.

Town of The Pas Receives Letter from Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister

The Town of The Pas received a letter from Manitoba's Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Cathy Cox to congratulate the community for winning the $7500 prize from the PartcipACTION Community Better Challenge, an award that is expected to go towards the local skate park project.

 

Minister Cox letter stated that everyone involved in the challenge should be proud of what they accomplished and believes that the success of The Pas will inspire other Manitoba Communities to encourage their citizens to take up physical activity.

Engage Manitoba Routes: Trade and Commerce Survey Results

Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler sent a letter to The Pas Mayor Herb Jaques regarding the Routes: Trade and Commerce Survey results.

 

The survey was available on Engage MB back in the spring and Manitoba Infrastructure is grateful for the feedback that the town of The Pas provided that will help them build on the excising network of highways that will ensure Manitobans have a reliable transportation of goods.

 

You can read the full Engage MB Report by following this link

https://thepas.allnetmeetings.com/pubs/download.aspx?ty=ag&agid=B5DF5943-C8A7-4A5B-89DC-E8A3908CACF5&atid=0CBBB9A7-A093-4A46-9F9F-D8326DF0877D

The Pas Immigrant Services Welcoming Week Barbecue

This past weekend The Pas Immigrant Services hosted a barbecue at Devon park to celebrate Welcoming Week.

 

Welcoming Week is campaign with a goal of bringing community members from all backgrounds together and to build strong connections.

 

The event featured activities and storytelling for kids and a vaccination table for people to get a COVID 19 shot.

 

The Pas immigrant services would like to thank everyone that came and they thank the organizations that helped make the event successful.

COVID-19 BULLETIN #511

Public health officials advise three new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a female in her 60s from the Winnipeg Health region, linked to an B.1.617.2 (delta) variant of concern;
  • a female in her 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region, and
  • a female in her 70s from the Interlake–Eastern health region.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.2 per cent provincially and 1.6 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 276 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 105 cases on Friday, Sept. 10; 72 cases on Saturday, Sept. 11; 58 cases on Sunday Sept. 12; and 41 cases today. 

Eight cases have been removed due to data correction bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 59,368.

There were 41 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 32 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:

  • one new case, not fully vaccinated, in the Interlake–Eastern health region;
  • two new cases, with one not fully vaccinated, in the Northern health region;
  • five new cases, with four not fully vaccinated in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • 21 new cases, with 17 not fully vaccinated, in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
  • 12 new cases, with nine not fully vaccinated, in the Winnipeg health region.

Today’s data also shows:

  • 569 active cases and 57,597 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 69 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19 including 29 people with active COVID-19 as well as 40 people who are no longer infectious; 
  • a total of 14 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19 including seven people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as seven people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
  • 1,739 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 951,975 and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,202.

Public health advises that all federal polling stations throughout the province of Manitoba are required to adhere to public health orders. Masks are to be worn at all indoor public places, including polling stations, and the fundamentals of physical distancing, and proper hand hygiene must be followed.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#eventand click on your region. 

Additional data is available at https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site. 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

Kelsey Learning Centre

The Kelsey Learning Centre has started their classes last week for daytime full time students and there is still room for more students to register for daytime classes and night time classes are expected to start this week.

 

The Kelsey Learning Centre is open to students 18 and older with a desire to learn and turn their lives around.

 

If you want to register you can visit the Kelsey Learning Centre at the Second Floor of the UCN campus. You will need $100 and a piece of ID.

Smile Cookie Week

Today is the first day of smile cookie week at Tim Horton’s.

 

Proceeds from all smile cookies sold locally will go towards renovations for The Clearwater Lake Outdoor Club.

 

The cookies are expected to be sold until Sunday.

OCN Advanced Polling Cancelled

Opaskwayak Cree Nation has announced that there will be no advanced polling on September 11th for the upcoming election for chief and council.

 

Members that are not able to vote in person on September 16th can request a ballot package.

 

Call 204-620-6158 for more information.

Manitoba Public Insurance and police focus on school zone safety: enhanced enforcement in September

Manitoba Public Insurance is once again partnering with law enforcement agencies throughout the province to fund enhanced enforcement activities around schools and their designated zones over the month of September.

 

Now in its ninth year, this annual school safety initiative sees MPI provide funding to assist three police agencies in enhancing their patrols around schools in the mornings and afternoons when pedestrian activity and traffic volumes are heaviest. Participating agencies this year are the RCMP, as well as Winnipeg and Brandon police services.

 

School zones are designated areas near schools that alert drivers to ensure the safety of children crossing the roadway. In Winnipeg, from the beginning of September to the end of June, speed limits are 30 kilometres per hour in designated school zones, effective Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Outside of Winnipeg, if the signs do not specify a time frame when the speed limit is in effect, then the reduced maximum speed is in effect at all times.

 

“It’s important that drivers observe the speed limits in these zones and slow down,” said Satvir Jatana, Chief Customer Officer, Manitoba Public Insurance. “Reducing a vehicle’s speed could save a life. Slowing down allows the driver to react quicker and reduces braking distance.

 

“Whether it’s pedestrian traffic or parents dropping off their children, school zones can be very busy. Slowing down makes everyone safer.”

 

Drivers are reminded to educate themselves when school zone speed limits are in effect within their respective communities. Enhanced enforcement can take place before, during or after classes in the designated school zone. Drivers caught speeding in a school zone could face a fine of at least $200 and move down two levels on the Driver Safety Rating (DSR) scale.

 

700 speeding offences

During the campaign last year, nearly 700 speeding offense notices were handed out during this yearly program. Over the last five years, more than 5,000 provincial offence notices for various infractions have been issued to drivers, ranging from speeding to use of a hand-held electronic while driving, failure to stop at pedestrian crosswalks and other traffic control devices.

 

In 2020, participating police agencies monitored more than 100 different school locations in both urban and rural communities. Photo radar speed enforcement in school zones is not a part of this partnership initiative.

 

Important back-to-school safety tips

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our roads safe for all users. Below are important tips to keep in mind this fall – and all year long.

For drivers:

  • Look well ahead to spot school buses and school zone signs; reduce speed in school zones, and wait for children to cross completely before proceeding.
  • Stop at least five metres behind a school bus when the upper red lights are flashing, and do not proceed until the "Stop” sign is closed and the red lights stop flashing. Motorists travelling in both directions must stop for the school bus, except if the road is divided by a median.
  • Scan under parked cars for the feet of children approaching traffic, and make lane changes early to allow room for children on bicycles, skateboards or roller blades.

For parents:

  • If you are driving your children to school, drop them off in a safe area, away from traffic; use a designated drop-off zone, if the school has one.
  • Talk to your children about traffic safety and the importance staying alert to the traffic around them. This includes staying off cell phones and other electronic devices and being smart pedestrians.

For children:

  • Cross only at intersections whenever possible, preferably at those controlled by patrols, signs or traffic control signs.
  • When crossing the street, make eye contact with drivers to be sure you are seen and cross as quickly as possible to minimize time in the roadway.

Highway 10/60 Gang Clean Up updated

The Highway 10/60 gang conducted a cleanup of the Highway 10/60 intersection and nearby truck turnout today.

 

Five volunteers managed to collect 15 commercial bags of garbage, and 7 bags of recyclable material.

 

The gang has conducted many clean ups of the area before and they have applied to become part of the Manitoba Adopt a Highway program, a program dedicated to cleaning up portions of highways.

 

They are planning to have their final clean up of the year next month.

August Crime Stats

The monthly Crime stats for the month of August have been finalized. The Pas had mainly disturbance of the peace cases a total of 150.

 

The RM of Kelsey once again had mainly provincial traffic violations 64 in total and the Community of Cormorant had mostly disturbance of the peace cases.

Fire Damages House on Tremauden Avenue

A fire broke out at a residence on Tremauden Avenue last Saturday. The call came in just after 4 o clock in the morning and The Pas Fire Department was able to contain the fire to one room.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental.

World Suicide Prevention Day Event at The Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre

This Friday there will be a world suicide prevention day event at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.

 

The goal of the event will be to give people a better understanding of suicide and how to prevent it.

 

The event will be Emceed by DJ Derek Dick and it will run from 5PM until 7PM

COVID-19 BULLETIN #509

Public health officials advise six new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today:

  • a female in her 60s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region;  
  • a male in his 70s from the Interlake-Eastern health region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; 
  • a male in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern; 
  • a female in her 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region; 
  • a male in his 80s from the Prairie Mountain Health region; and
  • a male in his 80s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region, linked to an unspecified variant of concern. 

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.7 per cent provincially and 1.4 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30 a.m. today, 215 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 56 cases on Friday, Sept. 3; 42 cases on Saturday, Sept. 4; 48 cases on Sunday, Sept. 5; 33 cases on Monday, Sept. 6 and 36 cases today.   

Eight cases have been removed due to data correction, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba to 59,000.

There were 36 new cases identified in Manitoba today. Of these, 29 are in individuals who were not fully vaccinated. This includes:

  • seven new cases, with six not fully vaccinated, in the Interlake-Eastern health region; 
  • no new cases in the Northern health region; 
  • no new cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 
  • 10 new cases, with 10 not fully vaccinated, in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region; and 
  • 19 new cases, with 13 not fully vaccinated, in the Winnipeg health region. 

A new vaccine dashboard will break down information on cases and indicate whether they are fully, partially or non-vaccinated. It also includes new and actives cases, hospitalizations and ICU data. The dashboard is posted online and will be updated daily at: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/cases.html

Today’s data also shows:

  • 422 active cases and 57,380 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
  • 74 Manitobans hospitalized with COVID-19, including 32 people with active COVID-19 as well as 42 people who are no longer infectious; 
  • a total of 12 Manitoba patients receiving intensive care for COVID-19, including six people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as six people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care;
  • 1,427 laboratory tests were completed yesterday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February 2020 to 938,835 and
  • the total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 1,198.

An outbreak has been declared at Salem Home Personal Care Home in Winkler. The facility has been moved to the critical (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Individuals are reminded that they must follow public health orders and respect the businesses that are doing their part to protect Manitobans by implementing and following those rules and policies. The Manitoba government appreciates the partnership of our business community to help keep Manitobans safe and protected from COVID-19 and while we reopen our province.

Possible exposure locations are listed online by region at the province’s #RestartMB Pandemic Response System webpage. For up-to-date information on possible public exposures to COVID-19 in regions, visit?www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/flights.html#event?and click on your region.?

Additional data is available at:?https://geoportal.gov.mb.ca/. Data related to COVID-19, variants of concern, outbreaks and some downloadable and historic data can also be found at this site.?? 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, including the online screening tool, testing criteria and locations, self-isolation requirements, public health fundamentals and the provincial response level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:?www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.  

Opasquia Trials Grace Lake Boardwalk Construction Progress

The Opasquia Trails Grace Lake Boardwalk construction project is coming along nicely.

 

Phase one of the project is a viewing platform that has been completed and overlooks Grace Lake. The viewing platform is now open to the public and people can use it to look at birds and other wildlife with the binoculars that are provided.

 

Phase Two of the construction of the floating board walk was started this year. A number of parts of the boardwalk have been built already but there have been some issues with supplies and materials and the completion will depend on the arrival of the needed materials.

 

Phase Three of the project is the boreal trail that has been cleared over the summer and this will provide a good opportunity for people to learn about and enjoy wildlife. The trail was cleared by members of the Outland Indigenous Youth Project.

 

Opasquia Trails conducted this project in partnership with Trans Canada Trails and they hope to have the boardwalk completed and open to the public as soon as possible.

The Pas Fire Department Boot Drive

Last week The Pas Fire Department and Fas Gas held a special fund raiser for the Fire Firefighters burn fund.

 

Members of the fire department collected donations from customers and 5 cents from every litre of gas sold will go towards the charity.

 

The Firefighters Burn Fund is a volunteer run organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for burn survivors.

 

A total of 4315 dollars was raised

 

 

Oscars Place Homeless Shelter Break In

The Oscars Place Homeless Shelter was recently broken into and vandalized.

 

It was a reported that a passerby noticed the break in and called the police.

 

When the police attended they noticed a considerable amount of damage and two occupants were at the building at the time sleeping but police do not believe that those people were responsible for the incident.

 

The investigation is ongoing.

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Advanced Polls

Opaskwayak Cree Nation members are reminded that advanced polls for the OCN election will be held tomorrow at the OCN Youth Centre from 9AM until 4PM.

 

Mask use will be mandatory at this polling location.

 

Mobile polls will also be available on Monday from 3PM until 7PM.

Niki Ashton Campaign Tour

Our MP Niki Ashton spoke to Arctic Radio to talk about her campaign.

 

She was in The Pas yesterday and planned to meet with local postal workers and Ashton acknowledged that Canada Post has had to deal with back logs of deliveries locally and says she is proud to work alongside them to fight for the supports they need.

 

Today, Ashton plans to visit Easterville and Grand Rapids and she is planning to return to The Pas the week of September 13th

Terry Fox Run

This year’s Terry Fox Run will be on Sunday, September 19th.

 

Much like last year, this year’s run will be virtual where those taking part can walk, run, or bike either on their own or within their bubble in order to lower close contacts and potentially spreading the COVID-19 virus.

 

Those interested in registering can follow this link

 

https://secure.terryfox.ca/registrant/EventLocationHome.aspx?eventid=358189&langpref=en-CA&LocationID=358794&Referrer=direct%2fnone

International Overdose Awareness Day Event Turnout

Yesterday, was International Overdose Awareness Day and Play it Safer network held a special event to mark the day outside the CJAR Studios here in The Pas.

 

Krista Tooley the Network Coordinator for the play it safer network said the event was a success with over 70 people attending and interacting at the event and learning new things about drug overdose and how to  Naloxone, a substance that can temporarily relieve the effects of an opoid overdose and Nalozone kits are available at the Play it Safer network office located next to the CJAR Studios on Third Street West and Naloxone training can also be provided.

 

 

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