Local News Archives for 2024-04

Grant Money, A Donation And Nomination At The Latest Town Of Creighton Meeting

 

AT THEIR MEETING EARLIER THIS WEEK THE TOWN COUNCIL OF CREIGHTON REPORTED RECEIVING NOTICE OF THE NORTHERN MUNICIPAL REVENUE SHARING GRANT. THE TOWN OF CREIGHTON WILL RECEIVE $111,790 DOLLARS AND 84 CENTS FOR 2024-25.

COUNCIL ALSO RECEIVED A REQUEST FROM STARS,THE SHOCK TRAUMA RESCUE SERVICE FOR A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO SUPPORT THE LIFE SAVING SERVICE WHICH WAS REFERRED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

COUNCIL HAS RECEIVED AN INVITATION FROM THE UNITED STEEL WORKERS LOCAL 7106 TO PRESENT A WREATH ON THE ANNUAL DAY OF MOURNING CEREMONY APRIL 28th. COUNCIL HAS ACCEPTED THE INVITATION.

COUNCIL RECEIVED A REQUEST FROM THE FLIN FLON FIREWORKS COMMITTEE FOR A DONATION TOWARDS THEIR CANADA DAY CELEBRATION. COUNCIL AGREED TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION OF $750 DOLLARS.

COUNCIL ALSO PASSED A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE SUNCORP VALUATIONS 2024 APPRAISAL UPDATED FOR PROPERTIES OF INTEREST TO THE TOWN OF CREIGHTON.

AND A MOTION WAS PASSED TO NOMINATE LINDSAY SHIRRAN TO THE NORTHERN SPORT CULTURE AND RECREATION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Trail Committee Meeting This Weekend

The newly formed Wahkohtowin Trails Committe   continue to meet regularly as  they continue to identify trail areas in the Flin Flon, Creighton and Denare Beach areas.

 

Christine Williams from the committee reports that they have come up with their first trail that people of all ages will be able to enjoy.  " On Tuesday night a group of people met for the Wahkohtowin Trails Committee, for the weeks leading up to Tuesday we had been having a vote for 5 local trail areas around Flin Flon. We voted on Tuesday night that we were going to develop an all season hiking, snow shoeing trail at Phantom Lake. Phantom Lake is the perfect location for a lot of people because Hudbay graciously allowed us to use their land and they made a great donation for covering our insurance costs. This will allow us to safely use the trails and volunteers to work on the trails."

 

This will be approximately a 2 km trail that they will start working on in the spring. If you are interested in finding out more or would like to join their committee, they meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Creighton Rec Office.

 

They will also be meeting this Sunday at noon at the Phantom Lake parking lot to hammer out the first part of the trail.

Saskatchewan Anglers Guide Is Now Available

The Saskatchewan  Anglers Guide for 2024-25 is now available online.

 

This Anglers guide will help with regulations, policies and practices that guide recreational fishing in the province including a list of all the water bodies, catch limits and regulations.

 

This guide will give you everything you need to know for the angling season.

 

You can access the online guide now by going to Saskatchewan.ca/angling.

 

Physical copies of the guide will be available at Saskatchewan Field Offices and Provincial Park Offices in early May.

Swan River RCMP Locate Stolen Vehicle And Make Arrest

Last Thursday , at approximately 9:40 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from Swan River. It was reported that a suspect had entered a home, taken keys, and stole the homeowner’s vehicle.

 

Officers located the stolen vehicle on Valley Road at Highway 10, and initiated a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop and was driving erratically at a high rate of speed.

 

The vehicle was later located and continued driving erratically.  Officers deployed a spike belt on Highway 10, and the suspect vehicle went over it and stopped a short distance away.

 

A female driver and male passenger were arrested. The female driver provided a sample of her breath which registered a fail.

 

Trisha Cook, 32, has been charged with multiple offenses including flight from a police officer x2.

  

She was also issued several provincial tickets under the Highway Traffic Act and the Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis Control Act.

 

She was remanded into custody.

 

A 33-year-old male is facing a charge of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 17, 2024, in Swan River.

 

Swan River RCMP continue to investigate.

Gods Lake Narrows RCMP Arrest Two for Kidnapping

On April 1st, at approximately 8:00 am, Gods Lake Narrows RCMP received a report of a shooting at an outdoor location in the community of Gods Lake Narrows. When officers arrived on scene, a 35-year-old male was found to have been shot and suffering life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Winnipeg for treatment, and he now remains in hospital in stable condition.

 

 The investigation determined that the 35-year-old male and a 28-year-old female had kidnapped a 28-year-old male at gunpoint and taken him to the outdoor location and confined him there. While in the commission of this offence, the 35-year-old male suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The other two individuals were not physically injured.

 

The 35-year-old male and the 28-year-old female are both charged with Kidnapping with a Firearm and Forcible Confinement. The female suspect remains in custody.

Women in Business Community Celebration is a Success

Community Futures Greenstone held a  Women In Business Community Celebration back in March show casing some successful women in business here in Flin Flon. The event was moderated and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Dianne Russell who was very happy with the turn out.

 

"It was so great to see a full packed room, just full of women, really excited to celebrate the opportunity for entrepreneurship. Half of them, if not more were already entrepreneurs. So part of the evening was getting the support by Kelly and Cindy and Dawn, but it was also about supporting each other. So it was just really great motivation, motivational evening. And we know we're going to have a lot more in the future because there is just so many women going into business these days."

 

Russell went on to add they will be doing more events in the future to help promote helping people get into business in the North.

Simonhouse Bible Camp is Taking Registration

Simonhouse Bible Camp is looking forward to another busy summer of camps filled with lots of summer adventures and  a positive Christian message for kids and families  of all backgrounds.

 

Darrell Janzen is the camp director and he  lets us know how you can sign up.

 

"The best way to register is just to go to our website at Simon house.ca and lots of information there about the camp and all including our financial assistance programs we have there. So if you're not sure if you can afford camp or know of someone that can't afford camp, there's lots of ways to get kids there. Money shouldn't be a problem in that area. Yeah, we are taking early bird registrations till the end of April. So the price is reduced."

 

Camps will start at the beginning of July and range in ages from 6 to 17 and you can register and find out more information at simonhouse.ca.

 

Imagine North Attends Conference

The Imagine Northern Group from Flin Flon was one of many organizations  who attended the Northern Arts and Food workshops  at UCN in the Pas in late March.

 

The purpose was to bring together artists, body’s and creative organizations to connect and share resources with lots of people and groups from all over the province.  Christy Janvier was one of the people to attend from Flin Flon and says she got a lot out of the experience.

 

Attending the Northern Arts and Food Workshop. It's a great time for us to gather in person so that we can really communicate and find out what's happening in each other's communities. And this year, they had a lot of really great speakers, from indigenous communities as well as how the arts work in Yukon and then as well as in Halliburton, how they have a collective, working there so that all of our northern communities can start working together and supporting each other in a way for economic development for our artists."

 

They will have more information on this workshop on their relaunched website at imaginorthern.ca and next year’s work shop will take place in Thompson with dates being released in early 2025.

Aqua Centre Public Hearing

The City Of Flin Flon held a public hearing and information session regarding the new Aqua Centre on Friday night. City Council provided projects updates on how they are moving  ahead and Rec Director Cait Bailey says they were able to get a lot of information out to the public.

 

"It was a great meeting, It was nice to get some further information out to the public. Anyone that did miss it, we will have print copies of the presentations as well as everything available online at the City of Flin Flon. We were able to walk everyone through the building's architectural rendering, so they were kind of able to get a good picture of what it will be like, what it'll be like to be in the facility itself and to swim in the pool. We were able to go through financial information, the cost of the pool, tax information, Our CAO, Lynn had a lot of  info on that for the public. So again, all of that will be will be available."

 

Fundraising is on going and the City just received a nice donation from the Rotary Club for $100,000.00. If you have any questions or concerns about the new pool you can go to the city’s website at cityofflinflon.ca and click on the Aqua Centre tab.

Home Routes Series Continues Tonight

 

The Home Routes Series will continue in Flin Flon tonight with their 72nd show since 2009.  Tonight they welcome multi musician Jack Garton and one of the organizers Tim Spencer tells us he is a up and coming performer.

 

" We are excited about Jack who is coming from Galleano island off the BC coast. Jack is big in BC and was featured at the Calgary Stampede last year and just did a knock out performance. He is different  because his main instruments are accordian and trumpet. He is a song writer and he plays guitar and has original songs and plays with high energy."

 

Tonight’s show will take place at Tim and Elly Spencer’s home at 19 Hemlock with doors opening at 7 and the performance at 7:30. Tickets can be picked up right at the door for $25.00. Tomorrow night Jack will be performing in Cranberry at the Legion and he will be at the library in the Pas on Sunday.

A Flin Flon Volunteer Has Been Recognized

The winners have been announced for the 40th annual Volunteer Awards being presented by Volunteer Manitoba and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. These awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups who selflessly dedicate their time to make a difference in their communities.

 

Among The award winners is Flin Flon’s Karen Clarke who receives the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Leadership Award for the North. Clarke says she is very honored to be recognized.

 

"  It was really nice to get a call from the LT Governor, she called me and told me about the award and it I was thrown by it and it is a real honor." After we spoke I went online and looked up the award. I found it is an award for leadership in the community. It awards three things,  identifying a need in the community , devizing absolution and motivating other people to join with you to work towards a solution. I found it be an exciting award to be given because that is what people in Flin Flon do."

 

Clarke went on to add that she appreciates all the help she has received from various people through out the years on various projects  that  has been ongoing  since 2010. Clarke will receive her award at the Club Regent in Winnipeg on April the 18th.

Creighton Is Planning A Community Clean Up

The Town Of Creighton is looking forward to the spring and summer seasons and have a lot of exciting events for the community to enjoy as the snow continues to disappear.

 

Creighton Rec Director Lindsay Shirran tells us it will all kick off with their spring clean up campaign.  " The Town Of Creighton Spring clean up week will run from May 21st to May the 24th. You put your unwanted items or garbage at your usual pickup location and the public works department will pick it up and take it to the dump for you.  Any fridges or freezers must have the freeon removed first  of course. If you have any larger items you can call the Creighton Town Office at 306-688-8253 to arange pick up. That will also lead into our community yard sale which will take place on Saturday May the 25th. If you register your sale at the Rec Office before the 16th you can have your sale advertized in the Reminder and have a map and it will be shared on the Town Of Creighton facebook page and website."

 

The Town Of Creighton will be waving the dumping fees from May the 15th to the 28th and if you have any questions about the spring clean-up you can contact the Town Office at 306-688-8253.

Snow Lake Crime Report For March

While Snow Lake RCMP continue to support Flin Flon and Cranberry Portage areas, as well as patrol along the roadways in between all three communities, officers have also responded to calls in Snow Lake. These are the calls they received in March.

 

  • 13 traffic-related events
  • 1 mischief
  • 1 traffic collision
  • 1 False Alarm
  • 1 assault
  • 1 operation While Impaired by alcohol
  • 1 child luring
  • 1 fire prevention
  • 1 coroner’s act – sudden death

 

During this same time period, Flin Flon had 257 files and Cranberry Portage had 35. Of those files, over 12% were calls involving violence where bodily harm occurred and multiple resources were required.

City Of Flin Flon Making A Donation For Legion Housing

The City of Flin Flon will be making a donation towards Legion Housing as they made the announcement  in council chambers on Tuesday.

 

Councillor Dallas Funk said the $5,000.00 donation will go towards phase three to include upgrades to the area in front of the building which has already included the removal of the water fountain. The other renovations will include building a gazebo and helping with the cement and foundation.

 

Final resolution was given for the traffic bylaw that will include new parking for the area in front of the Inferno Schwarma  restaurant . Some residents have raised concerns on there being no where to park for the restaurant or people living on the other side of the street.

 

The city has cleared the last hurdle  where the old Willowpark Curling rink used to stand be turned from Parks and Rec to residential with the possibility of offering to contractors for sale or use of the land.

 

April the 1st was the deadline for Flin Flon residents to submit questions and concerns to the public utilities board about the increase in Flin Flon water rates. The city is expecting an official announcement soon and will be putting a request forward for members from the government to attend a public forum.

 

The City also announced that they will be joining a city clean up with Greenstone and the Main street committee for the downtown area on Mother’s  day on May the 11th.

Free Art Workshops Being Offered

The creators from Art In The Wild are offering free art workshops and open studio time starting this Sunday. One of the organizers Kristy  Janvier provides the information on this great opportunity.

 

"  We are offering 6 workshops which are free of charge to our community of Flin Flon. We invite artists of all mediums to dive into these practises as a way to explore our creativity. We are not actually teaching you a method of any particular practise or medium, but we want you to come share, explore and create altogether."

 

Some of the workshops being offered include Land In Sight, Dance A Poem and Collaboration As An Opportunity For Unique Outcomes. The workshops and open studio time will all take place at the Ukrainian Church on Church street.  For more information or to sign up you can e-mail artistsinthewild53@gmail.com. 

Catch A Clint Eastwood Thriller This Weekend

The Central Film group of Flin Flon is winding down movie season at the Hapnot Theatre with a Clint Eastwood thriller this Friday, In The Line Of Fire. Colin Davis discusses why they decided to show this movie from the early 90’s.

 

"  We all remember Clint Eastwood as the no name cowboy, it is what made him famous afterall. While many stars step into the shadows as they pass their prime, Clint Eastwood just wrote his aging in the script and went with it. We want you to come out and see Clint Eastwood in one of those roles. In this movie, Clint is playing a secret service agent who has been on the scene during the Kennedy assasination and was unable to save the president back then. Now 30 years later he is on the trail of another would be assassin and in order to catch the villain he has requested reinstatement into the secret service. This is a great Clint Eastwood romp and we would like you to come out to the Hapnot Theatre on Friday to see it."

 

This will be the second last movie of the season and doors open this Friday at 7, show begins at 7:30 and drinks and snacks will be available at the door. The show will once again be free.

City Of Flin Flon Receives Huge Donation

At their monthly meeting on Thursday afternoon the Rotary Club made a presentation to the City of Flin Flon.

The Rotary Club of Flin Flon is proud to announce a $100,000 donation to city’s pool project. The Rotary Club thanked   the efforts businesses and individuals who made to make the donation possible.   Fundraisers such as the Operation Red Nose, The rotary dream draw, lobsters night, fly in fishing draw and Blueberry Jam concession all contributed.

 

City of Flin  Flon Recreation director Caitlin Bailey expressed her gratitude towards the Rotarians and hopes it leads to more contributions. " It is a wonderful community donation and we are really thankful to have the Rotary Club support this project so much. We are hopeful this will inspire other business owners within the region to either match or compete with Rotary and get their names up on the new pool."

 

Bailey went on to say that while they  appreciative of such a large public donation while this is not the Rotary clubs first donation to the pool project and that fundraising efforts for the pool are continuing. 

Creighton Council Has Received A Request From Creighton School

AT THEIR MEETING LAST WEEK THE TOWN COUNCIL OF CREIGHTON REPORTED RECEIVING A REQUEST FROM CREIGHTON SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR A DONATION TOWARDS THEIR PENNY PARADE AT THE UPCOMING LEISURE SHOW. 

 

PROCEEDS GO TOWARD ASSISTING WITH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS HELD FOR STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. COUNCIL AGREED TO MAKE A DONATION OF A HOODIE IN SUPPORT.


COUNCIL ALSO AGREED TO DONATE THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO THE SASKATCHEWAN HEALTH AUTHORITY DENTAL PROGRAM WHICH HELPS
PROMOTE PRACTICING GOOD ORAL HYGIENE TO STUDENTS.

COUNCIL WILL ALSO BE REVISING THE CURRENT POLICY FOR WATER AND SEWER LINE THAWING FROM $500 DOLLARS TO $300 DOLLARS AS AN EFFORT TO STOP RESIDENTS FROM USING BLEED LINES.

COUNCIL HAS ALSO AGREED TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR AND CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER TO SIGN THE UPDATED MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT FOR FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES WITH THE CITY OF FLIN FLON AND THE VILLAGE OF DENARE BEACH.

IT WAS ALSO REPORTED THAT CREIGHTON RECREATIONS APPLICATION FOR THE SUMMER IN THE PARK PROJECT WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $4,750 DOLLARS.
 

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THE TOWN HAS BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEARS MIRACLE-GRO BEST GARDEN SELECTION PROGRAM FROM SCOTTS CANADA.

 

 PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES WILL RECEIVE 12 SIGNS PLUS MIRACLE-GRO PRODUCTS SHOWCASING THE BEST GARDEN SELECTION IN THE COMMUNITY.

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