PSSD looking at upgrades for schools in Rosthern

Prairie Spirit School Division will have a structural engineering report done on both Rosthern High School (above) and Rosthern Elementary School (bottom left) to determine the extent of repairs that are needed to the two buildings.   Photo by Rod Andrews

Prairie Spirit School Division will have a structural engineering report done on both Rosthern High School (above) and Rosthern Elementary School (bottom left) to determine the extent of repairs that are needed to the two buildings.                  Photo by Rod Andrews

By Rod Andrews

The Board of Education of the Prairie Spirit School Division has submitted applications to the Ministry of Learning for repairs to the high school and elementary school in Rosthern.

Larry Pavloff, chairman of the board of education, told the Saskatchewan Valley News that the request was made after the board completed a review of the physical conditions of the two schools and found there are deficiencies in the two structures that need to be addressed.

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Rural Municipal elections in Valley area

By Rod Andrews

There will be very few Rural Municipal elections taking place on Election Day, Wednesday, October 22, as many candidates who filed nomination papers last week were elected by acclaimation.

All three candidates in the RM of Great Bend were elected by acclamation, including Scott Sutherland, Division 2; Gary Nickel, Division 4 and Erwin Hamp, Division 6.

There will be elections in Divisions 2 and 4 in the RM of Corman Park.

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Little Ducklings Child Care Centre only licenced facility in north Sask Valley area

By Rod Andrews

There are just two provincially licenced day care centres in the Saskatchewan Valley area, with one being the Lutheran Early Learning Centre in Martensville and the Little Ducklings Child Care Centre in Duck Lake.

Little Ducklings was started in the fall of 2008 by the Duck Lake Primary Health Care Team to provide a facility that provides subsidized day care for young parents and parents who are still attending school in order to help build a healthier community.

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Diabetes awareness program centred on Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation

By Rod Andrews

Diabetes and the risks of developing diabetes are increasing as changes to lifestyles and diet are affecting more and more people.

Everything from poor eating habits to a sedentary lifestyle are bringing more people closer to being afflicted by conditions that affect health, not from the disease, but from complications that stem from diabetes.

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Waldheim’s CTV Home Town Tour

By Marg Fehr

On Tuesday, September 16 Waldheim graciously and wholeheartedly welcomed the CTV Home Town Tour team who spent four hours in and around our town. It was a privilege and thrill to be nominated as one of the places that would be spotlighted on the 6:00 pm evening news. It was fun to see Rob MacDonald, Chantel Huber and Jeff Rogstad as they easily mixed and mingled with the people of the community.

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