Kite Flying

Five-year-old Lukas Moch gets some help from Robin Moch as he flies a kite on the football field at MCCS on April 20. The whole Moch family was in town ...

Youth Cooking

Emily Gutfreund, Peyton Bock, Amelia Tremblay and Morgan Bock mix seasoning into ground beef before making it into hamburger patties. The girls were among 11 youths who took part in ...

Volunteer Tea

Marie Deshaies, nursing co-ordinator at Cypress Lodge, serves Herb Duncan a cup of coffee during the nursing home's volunteer tea on April 9. The event was held to thank the ...

Is it spring yet?

This photo of a squirrel peeking out of its home earned photographer Judy Empey first place in the wildlife category of Maple Creek Fish and Game League's annual photo ...

St. Mary's ACW beach party

April Bauer (front), Janet Brownlee, and Joy Anderson join other volunteers with St. Mary's ACW in the hula dance during a beach party at the parish hall on April 5. ...

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Youth Cooking

Emily Gutfreund, Peyton Bock, Amelia Tremblay and Morgan Bock mix seasoning into ground beef before ...

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Marie Deshaies, nursing co-ordinator at Cypress Lodge, serves Herb Duncan a cup of coffee during ...

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Council discusses bottled water ban PDF Print
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Friday, 12 November 2010 21:59

By Monique Massiah
Hoping to encourage residents to take advantage of the local water supply councillors proposed having bottled water-free zones within Town of Maple Creek workplaces. At the forefront of the Nov. 9 town council meeting was also the addition of a new noise bylaw, the renewal of  the sate of emergency, and new proposals for commercial and residential properties.
Following a proposal that was tabled from the last council meeting, council proposed a bottled water restriction for municipal employees and facilities.
“The message that we want to get out is that we have safe water,” said Councillor Barry Elderkin.
“Is ban the right word, or is it a recommendation to refrain?” asked Mayor Barry Rudd.  Bottled water produces 1.5 million tons of waste, and plastic uses more than 47 million gallons of oil annually. Also, approximately 88 per cent of  bottles are not recycled and end up in landfills.
According to town administrator Mark Caswell, the issue arose in a number of larger municipalities that found themselves competing with bottled water producers to sell water within city-owned facilities. “The idea being to encourage the consumption of the municipal water supply which meets or exceeds every possible standard of water,” Caswell said.
In that case they banned the sale of bottled water within their facilities, he said. Council deliberated over the idea of banning bottled water against the revenue sales generate at town-operated facilities like the arena. “We have partners there that run that facility for us,” said Councillor John Andreas. “The companies that own those machines they make a profit out of it.”
Council decided to recognize bottled-water free zones to encourage the use of local water  and prevent a build up of plastic containers in landfills.

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Semi carrying explosive cargo crashes PDF Print
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 22:22

By Marcia Love
It was quite a shock for Bert Newby when he stepped out of the T-X Family Restaurant and saw a tractor-trailer soaring through the air on Nov. 9.

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No one shows up for pipeline info night PDF Print
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 22:12

By Monique Massiah
Row upon row of empty chairs filled Maple Creek’s legion hall for a National Energy Board (NEB) information session on Vantage Pipelines Nov. 4.

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Landowners discuss their rights PDF Print
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010 22:13

By Monique Massiah
Landowners along the proposed Vantage Pipeline route gathered at the Piapot Legion on Nov. 3 to discuss their rights while dealing with the large multi-national oil and gas company.

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Motel owners calling it quits PDF Print
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Monday, 08 November 2010 22:18

By Marcia Love
Effects of the June 18 flood have caused a local business to shut down.
Building up a business only to see it all wash away is something no business owner wants to experience, but it was an ordeal Ziomara and Kevin Anstey were forced to face.

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