Rosthern School Community Council realizes seemingly impossible dream

The Rosthern Elementary School 2013-2014 School Community Council unveiled the new playground structure in the playground on Sunday, September 14. Pictured (l-r) Nikki Knoll, Tasha Hunter, Jayne Pritchard, DeAnne Funk, Principal Lorraine Fitzgerald, Charlie Foster, Angel Wall and Michael Diegel.      Photo by Kate Kading

The Rosthern Elementary School 2013-2014 School Community Council unveiled the new playground structure in the playground on Sunday, September 14. Pictured (l-r) Nikki Knoll, Tasha Hunter, Jayne Pritchard, DeAnne Funk, Principal Lorraine Fitzgerald, Charlie Foster, Angel Wall and Michael Diegel.
Photo by Kate Kading

By Kate Kading

Every group or organization in every small town across our province knows the pains of fundraising for something you really need and want for your kids. Sometimes it can seem like such an overwhelming project, you don’t even know where to start. 

Begin with a team of people dedicated to a cause. That is the Rosthern Elementary School SCC. This School Community Council (SCC) started with an idea back in January of 2013 and took off running with it. Their vision was to build a playground expansion that would complement the existing structure at Rosthern Elementary School. With the support of many businesses, organizations, events and private citizens, they have realized their dream in less than 20 months.  Read more

Two new physicians join Rosthern Medical Clinic

By Rod Andrews

There are two new doctors working out of Rosthern. Doctors Renee Morissette and Michael Barnett have joined the staff of the Rosthern Medical Clinic and are practicing out of the clinic and Rosthern Hospital.

Dr. Morrissette was born and raised in Saskatoon having graduated from École Canadienne Francaise before attending the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

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Teen Challenge proposes to build women’s facility near Hague

Submitted by Alice Funk

Teen Challenge Canada intends to apply to develop a 10 acre parcel in the SE-16-41-03 W3M for the purpose of developing a voluntary 12 month faith-based residential care facility that helps women recover from alcohol and drug addictions. The proposed development will teach character and leadership skills to students through its curriculum, encouraging individuals towards a healthier lifestyle.  

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Yoga – exercise for the mind, body and soul

By Kate Kading

In recent times, yoga has carried a stereotype that it is only for 20-something, thin, flexible people who get together, mediate and eat tofu. Nothing can be farther from the truth. 

Instructor Natalie Bishop has been working towards breaking those stereotypes and wants to show people how beneficial yoga can be for all types of people, of all ages, from all walks of life and with a range of fitness levels and health issues. Bishop has her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy and works as an Occupational Therapist with the health region. She is also a Registered Yoga Therapist with her 500 hours of training through Yoga Alliance making her a certified yoga teacher, but she has no intention of halting her education. “Currently, I am taking training in North Carolina for Medical Therapeutic Yoga. This training specifically is only for health care professionals. We come out of it as a professional yoga therapist. It is actually the only training of its kind in North America, the only post graduate training for health care professionals (in this field) and I will be the only occupational therapist in Canada who has the training.” 

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Horizon Pet Nutrition expansion continues

By Rod Andrews

Any day now construction will get underway on a new expansion project at Horizon Pet Nutrition production/storage facilities in Rosthern.

The plant is located east of Highway #11, still within the corporate limits of the town.

This will be the second expansion project at the site in just over a year as construction was completed on an 8,000 sq. ft. steel building, valued at around $1 million, just over a year ago. That building, located 200 feet north of Horizon’s present 12,000 square foot production facility, is currently used for storage.

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