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Flood danger subsided at Eastend PDF Print
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Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:03

By Marcia Love
Eastend residents can rest easier as the threat of flooding has passed. After weeks of preparing for the possibility of flooding, Mayor Scott Morvik had the village’s flood alert lifted on April 29.
According to the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority (SWA), flows in the Missouri River Basin along the south slope of the Cypress Hills near Eastend peaked on April 29 at 40 cubic metres per second. SWA had issued an alert for the basin on April 18, predicting flows at a possible 200 cubic metres per second.

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Slow start to seeding in Southwest PDF Print
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Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:01

By Marcia Love
After a very long and snowy winter, producers in the Southwest are getting ready to begin seeding crops.
According to the province’s crop report, just under one per cent of crops were seeded by early May.
The majority of Saskatchewan producers are seeing a late start to field work due to excess moisture, but areas in the Southwest, West-Central and Northwest have dried up enough for farmers to begin work soon.
In Consul, producers report there has been no field work.

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Rodeo queen, Indian princess crowned PDF Print
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Monday, 09 May 2011 22:40

By Marcia Love
It’s going to be a busy, but very rewarding year for Jamie-Lee Reinbolt and Jay St Jacques.
Reinbolt was crowned Miss Rodeo Maple Creek, while St Jacques earned the title of Maple Creek and Nekaneet First Nation’s first Indian Princess during the Mother’s Day Gala at the Armoury on May 8.

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Airport to get GPS PDF Print
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Monday, 09 May 2011 22:38

By Marcia Love
Maple Creek Airport is set to receive funding from the province for the installation of a global positioning system.

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Drier and cooler in April PDF Print
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Monday, 09 May 2011 22:36

By Monique Massiah
Preliminary data from Environment Canada shows that April was slightly drier than normal. Typically during April Maple Creek receives about 35 mm of precipitation, but this year the town received 12.6 mm.

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