Council received a letter from the Manitoba Wildfire Service Aviation Services Fire Operations Manager Travis Smelski. He noted the excellent service they and their out of provinces resources received during the time of increased fire load in our area of the province. He explained in the past couple of weeks they have used our airport with the provinces water bombers and also basing a Northwest Territories group that they brought in to assist with fires. He added your staff goes above and beyond when any of the aircraft arrive at your facility. In expressing thanks to the airport staff Mayor Cal Huntley stated even though we know about the quality of service our staff provides it’s always great to get it confirmed from an outside source.
Councillor Tim Babcock had praise for all involved in completing the upgrades at the Whitney Forum including the installation of the new scoreboard in time for the Roller Goodwin Hockey Tournament this past weekend.
And all Council encouraged people to get out to the Blueberry Jam Music Gathering this coming weekend. Councillor Ken Pawlachuk noted the amount of work that goes into organizing the event and mentioned the large number of people who have volunteered to help out over the three days. Anyone still interested in volunteering can contact the Flin Flon Arts Council.