Remembrance Day in Duck Lake

Legion member Joseph Perillat, here with the Legion flag, along with Cst. Darbie Koshman, Rosthern RCMP, marched the colours during the program of Remembrance. Photo by Rod Andrews

Legion member Joseph Perillat, here with the Legion flag, along with Cst. Darbie Koshman, Rosthern RCMP, marched the colours during the program of Remembrance.
Photo by Rod Andrews

By Rod Andrews

The major community Remembrance Day service for the Saskatchewan Valley area was held at the Duck Lake Belle-A-Drome on Tuesday, November 11, with the hall filled with urban and rural residents, local and distant visitors wishing to pay their respect to fallen or slain members of Canada’s armed forces.

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Hilltops take Canadian Bowl 2014

By Kate Kading

For the fourth time in five seasons the Saskatoon Hilltops are on top of the Canadian Junior Football League after a 39-14 victory over the Langley Rams on November 8 in BC. In this 107th Canadian Bowl, three of the Hilltops are from the Valley area – Nathan Heide and Wayndel Lewis from Warman and Terry Thesen originally from Rosthern, moved to Martensville during high school. All three are starters for the Hilltops this year, they range in age from 20 to 22 and all had very successful seasons.

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Rosthern Food Bank expected to give out 150 Christmas hampers this holiday season

By Rod Andrews

Rosthern District Food Bank (RDFB) will be helping the needy this Christmas by giving away Christmas Food Hampers as they have done in the past.

This year there will be a number of new different twists to the Christmas Hamper program to help streamline the amount of work and effort involved in the process, said Wilmer Froese, coordinator of RDFB.

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PSSD facilities need repairs – money is not there

By Rod Andrews

Aging public infrastructure across Canada is being impacted as everything from bridges to roads to water utilities and civic buildings are literally falling apart due to lack of funding to repair the structures.

This is true as well for the education system where school boards are not getting the money they need to teach students as well as keep the physical plants operational.

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CFIB ranks Waldheim as having best property tax gap in Central West Sask

By Rod Andrews

For the fourth year in a row the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has found that a Saskatchewan Valley area community has had the lowest city municipal property tax gap.

CFIB announced last week that Waldheim had the lowest municipal property tax gap for 2013, with Rosetown the highest.

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