SCREENING PROGRAM FOR BREAST CANCER (SPBC)
Mobile Bus coming to Gravelbourg. Book your appointment!
Women 50 years of age and older are invited to make an appointment for a screening mammogram. To book an appointment call 1-855-584-8228. For more information about the Screening Program for Breast Cancer mobile bus, please contact Danielle Langston at (306) 359-5858 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.saskcancer.ca/mobilebus.
The details of our visit to Gravelbourg are as follows:
March 26, 2013 – 8:00 am – 7:20 pm
March 27, 2013 – 8:00 am – 7:20 pm
March 28, 2013 – 8:00 am – 1:50 pm
March 29, 2013 – CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY
April 1, 2013 – CLOSED EASTER MONDAY
April 2, 2013 – 1:10 pm – 7:20 pm
April 3, 2013 – 8:00 am – 7:20 pm
April 4, 2013 – 8:00 am – 7:20 pm
April 5, 2013 – 8:00 am – 7:20 pm
April 8, 2013 – 1:10 pm – 7:20 pm
April 9, 2013 – TBA
STC BUS SERVICE ALONG HWY 13 CUT
Gravelbourg/Lafleche cut to Sunday service only
Effective Saturday, May 18th, STC will eliminate service on trips 331 and 341 between Eastend and Swift Current and on trips 33 and 34 between Eastend and Mossbank. As a result of these schedule changes, the following 13 communities will no longer receive STC scheduled service: Eastend, Shaunavon, Scotsguard, Adminral, Cadillac, Ponteix, Aneroid, Hazenmore, Kincaid, Meyronne, Woodrow, Palmer and Mazenod. An additional 4 communities including Swift Current, Lafleche, Gravelbourg and Mossbank will experience a reduction in service, but will continue to receive STC service on other scheduled trips.
The various communities affected expressed surprise at the announcement. Along with the loss of affordable transportation, many business owners, expressed concern about how these changes will affect freight services and what that impact will have on their business.
In a press release issued by the government it said: "On-going reductions in scheduled passenger service in neighboring jurisdictions has had a significant affect on ridership and increased the financial pressures faced by STC. To mitigate these negative impacts, STC has undertaken a thorough analysis of cost-saving actions".
The announcement of the route eliminations is the start of the 90-day approval process with the Highway Traffic Board. Interested parties may submit written comments about this application to: Highway Traffic Board, 1550 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina Saskatchewan, S4P 0E4 or email: email@example.com.
OWWA - Old Wives Watershed Association
Introducing: Gordon Clark
There have been a few changes around the office... Lyle Thomson has left to work as an Environmental Scientist for Matrix Solutions Incorporated. Thank you for your years of service, Lyle and we wish you good luck in your future endeavors.
Manning the helm at OWWA now is Gordon Clark. Gordon was born in Austria where his father was stationed with the RCMP. After moving back to Canada, Gordon spent the majority of his childhood in the Hinton-Jasper area of Alberta where he developed a lifelong love of mountains and a deep respect for the natural environment. Gordon completed a degree in Environmental Geography at UBC in 1987 and then worked in the geological field for several years. He returned to UBC in 1991 to work towards a bachelor of education degree. Gordon taught Resource Management, Geography and Prairie Management and Conservation in New Aiyansh, BC, Burns Lake, BC and in Vanguard, SK. As well as working for OWWA, Gordon currently works as a substitute teacher in the Chinook and Prairie South School Division; he lives in Vanguard, SK.
Gordon can be reached via message at (306) 648-3301 ext. 5 or at (306) 582-6113. Office hours in the Gravelbourg Town Office are Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed over lunch) but these hours vary and Gordon is often out of the office meeting with producers. However, we would love to see you so please give us a call and set up an appointment to come and meet Gordon!
GRAVELBOURG ONE OF 11 COMMUNITIES TO PIOLT PROGRAM
Service Excellence in Recreation and Parks
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is pleased to announce that 11 communities a 1 organization will pilot the new Service Excellence Program in Saskatchewan. Pilot communities and organizations include North Battleford, Nipawin, Wynyard, Shaunavon, Carlyle, Langham, Gravelbourg, Wakaw, Hepburn, Kyle, Viband and the Boys and Girls Club of Saskatchewan.
The intent of the Service Excellence Program is to support continuous improvement in the quality of recreation and parks services , to promote commitment to the emerging competencies and practices that are essential for service excellence and to encourage organizational response to the priority benefits identified by the community they serve.
Pilot communities will engage in a self-directed evaluation of their parks and recreation delivery processes by working through an organizational assessment tool and action plan. This process will allow communities to analyze and refine the programs and services being delivered within their community. The duration of the pilot program will be approximately six months.
GRAVELBOURG FIRE DEPARTMENT RAISES FUNDS FOR EMO
The Gravelbourg Fire Department donated $6,000 to the Wood River Mutual Aid EMO. The money will be used to pay for the upgrades done on the new Rescue Unit owned by the Wood River Mutual Aid.
Volunteers for the Fire Department held several fundraisers to earn the money. The fire fighters did all the work themselves on the unit to make it as efficient as possible and as of January 19th, it was officially put into service.
Good job Gravelbourg Fire Fighters!
FORMER GRAVELBOURG RESIDENT NOW GOLD MEDALIST
Colin Brisebois – floor hockey
Colin Brisebois, of Saskatoon, but born in and raised in Gravelbourg was one of the players of the Canadian Floor Hockey Team that captured the gold medal for Canada at the World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, Special Olympics.
We are all proud of you Colin. Congratulations!
WATER TOWER WILL BE CLOSED THIS YEAR
It stands strong and proud and has been a landmark since it was first constructed but the useful life of the Gravelbourg water tower will come to an end this year.
Town Foreman, Ed Lagasse, said the tower was started in 1925 and was completed in 1928. Structurally there is nothing wrong with it. The problem is the tank. It was relocated about 18 years ago and is a ‘time bomb’ ready to spring a leak at anytime. As stated earlier, the structure is sound but upgrades are needed.
The town will use pressure pumps with variable speed drives to maintain a constant pressure in town.
GRAVELBOURG WINS SGI SEATBELT CHALLENGEGravelbourg residents know the benefits of buckling up.
Their hard work to increase seatbelt use by 77 per cent towards total compliance in their community has crowned them a winner of SGI’s 2012 Seatbelt Challenge for the southwest region and will give them up to $50,000 to be used for traffic safety improvements.
Photos by Gravelbourg Tribune - Gravelbourg's only weekly community newspaper.