Released on April 30, 2019 by the Province of Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan’s big game draw opens on May 1 and hunters have until midnight on May 25 to submit their online applications.
“Saskatchewan’s big game draw continues to be very popular and remains an important milestone for the hunting community,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said. “The Ministry of Environment continues to work with stakeholders to improve the process and encourages all hunters to apply early.”
Changes to the big game draw pool system were implemented in 2018 when the draw was expanded from four to six priority pools. Beginning this year, all first-time applicants will be placed in the D pool. They will be joined in that pool by all successfully drawn applicants from 2018 in an effort to reduce the number of applicants entering the Super A pool each year.
The application process remains unchanged and information regarding the application, priority pools, wildlife management zone (WMZ) quotas and detailed application instructions can be found online at www.saskatchewanlicences.active.com.
Apply early and use the online residency verification tool to avoid complications. Draws for several of the species receive a high number of applications compared to the number of licences available. For these species, the odds of being drawn will be low, even for applications in the top priority pool.
The big game draw is administered through the Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) system. Clients can submit, review and update their applications, check pool status history and purchase a draw licence through their HAL accounts.
Draw results will be available through the HAL accounts around mid-June, with the exception of pronghorn, which will be available around mid-July. Applicants are responsible for checking their own draw results.
Successful applicants will be able to purchase licences through their HAL accounts beginning August 1, 2019.
For information on your HAL account or assistance with completing an application, please call 1-888-773-8450. If you have questions about your pool status or hunting in Saskatchewan, call the Ministry of Environment’s Inquiry Line at 1-800-567-4224. Further information about the big game draw is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/hunting.
Seizure Of Criminal Property Amendment Act Passes
Released on April 30, 2019 by The Government of Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan has passed legislation that will enhance the province’s civil forfeiture program in order to take property and profits out of the hands of criminals.
The Seizure of Criminal Property Amendment Act, 2018 expands the types of criminal activities that are presumed to be subject to forfeiture to include:
“These changes are designed to help combat serious crimes that threaten the safety of our communities,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell said. “Forfeited property is used to fund victims’ programming, policing initiatives, and other programs that promote community safety.”
Seized property can be an asset acquired as a proceed of crime or an object used to commit a crime.
Examples of property forfeited has included:
The City of Warman’s Annual Open House is set for Wednesday, May 8th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brian King Centre.
Residents from our city are invited to meet the Mayor, City Council and the administrative staff and to learn about city priorities and projects for 2019.
The Open House runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m with the Warman Emergency Alert Team (WERT) will be serving up BBQ Burgers & Pop. Proceeds from the BBQ will be used for training and equipment supplies.
Innovation Challenge Winners Looking To Monitor Solid WasteReleased on April 29, 2019
Prairie Robotics and a team of researchers from the University of Regina have been selected as the winners of Saskatchewan’s latest Innovation Challenge. The winners will be looking to develop new ways we can use technology to monitor the amount of solid waste generated and disposed of in the province.
Prairie Robotics of Regina will use artificial intelligence to estimate the weight of the waste entering landfills. It will capture data in real time to automatically generate waste reports across the province. The team from the University of Regina will measure waste using weigh-in-motion technology optimized for Saskatchewan’s extreme weather.
Weigh-in-motion systems measure the weight of moving vehicles. The team is led by Professor Kelvin Ng, an environmental systems engineer. The winners will each receive funding of up to $10,000 and a 16-week residency to develop their solution in collaboration with government.
The winners have until March 31, 2020, to complete their residencies.
“Innovation Challenges are all about finding technology solutions to real-world problems,” Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Mellor said. “These challenges tap into our entrepreneurs’ problem-solving and innovative traditions to help grow our province’s tech sector.”
“The data that this type of technology can provide will be extremely useful as we determine the effectiveness of our waste diversion programs in the province,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said. “Waste diversion reduces the potential for landfills to impact the environment, and I’m thrilled to see the role these winners will take when it comes to the health and safety of our communities.”
Innovation Challenges encourage Saskatchewan technology companies to find quick and inventive solutions to public issues. One such challenge in 2017 resulted in BeeSecure, an application that alerts rural land owners about irregular activity on their properties. Another challenge now underway is seeking a solution that would allow hunters and snowmobilers to seamlessly ask land owners for permission before entering onto their properties.
To learn more about other Innovation Challenges and how to participate, visit www.innovationsask.ca.
Sonia's School of Ukrainian Dance Year End Showcase
Event date: May 4, 2019
Spring Back Alley Clean Up
Event dates: May 6, 2019 - May 17, 2019
South of Central Street - Pick up: May 6 to May 8 (ALL ITEMS MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM MAY 6TH)
North of Central and West of Centennial (Including Centennial) -Pick up: May 9 to May 13 (ALL ITEMS MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM MAY 9TH)
North of Central and East of Centennial -Pick up: May 14 to May 17(ALL ITEMS MUST BE OUT BY 7:00 AM MAY 14TH)
Hopefully the signs of spring have you anticipating summer! If you are interested in being outdoors, SaskParks may have the opportunity for you. Recreational operators are being sought for two locations in Saskatchewan, Borden and Fowler Lake, with the opportunity to design and develop the site. Proposals are welcomed until May 2, 2019.
Sask Parks is looking for prospective proponents to design, develop and operate commercial recreational facilities and related services in two separate locations – Borden Bridge Recreation Site and Fowler Lake Recreation Site. Proposals can be submitted for development at one or both locations.
Details of the request are available at sasktenders.ca (Competition # PCS-RS-2019-01). Create an account to access related documents – it’s a simple process and will allow you access to any follow-up information related to this opportunity.
Deadline to submit proposal packages is May 2, 2019.
Here is the scene of Highway 11 on Sunday night. Southbound lanes into Saskatoon are diverted into the Highway 11 northbound lane, creating single lane traffic in both directions. The left turn lane into Saskatoon at Waniskewin Road is restricted. Motorists will need to continue through to the underpass at Highway 12.
The Saskachewan Highway Hotline reports:
Reduced speed required, Watch for equipment and persons working. Dates: 2019-04-25 to 2019-04-29. Vehicle width limit in effect: 3.6 m. Speed limit in effect: 60 km/h. Additional Information: Highway 11 RRXing repair Saskatoon North Bound reduced speed. South Bound closed, detour in effect no left turn onto Wanuskewin Road use alternate route. Restricted speeds. Drive with caution and obey all signs.
This was the post generating plenty of reaction over the weekend. Warman Fire Rescue's post on Facebook praised the efforts of Volunteer and Career Firefighters across Saskatchewan. The post prompted hundreds of comments and thousands of characters worth of praise and appreciation for their efforts. Pictured with the post a photo with the caption, "We don't stop when we're tired, we stop when we're done." Clearly, this quote captures the spirit and sacrifice of all Firefighting personnel and the effort put forth to safeguard life, property and community. This past week may have served as an opportunity to recognize the performance and tireless training of Firefighters across our province. Stay strong Brothers and Sisters, we are grateful that you carry this motto close to your heart and practice it to its end!
Serious fires raged near urban communities of Biggar, Dalmany and Warman dominated the news since Easter.
Warman Fire Rescue
To all the Volunteer and Career Firefighters across Saskatchewan who have battled hard over the last week, we all still feel and share the pushing past the pain. 2 weeks of rain and snow look fine to us! Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!
Apr 25 at 11:55 AM · Public ·
CBC Saskatoon reported the following:
As of Tuesday morning, 37 rural municipalities and five towns and villages across Saskatchewan had issued fire bans as dry weather ravaged the province.
Windy conditions and a lack of rain have made outdoor burning very dangerous. Many fire departments are asking rural residents to be extra careful.
Firefighters in the Warman, Sask. area were kept busy Tuesday by two separate grass fires in the area.
Here is a list of affected areas:
The birds are busily chirping, the grass slowly greening and the daylight extending its power to beat the darkness to a shorter time. It is the sign of spring 2019! As the signs of spring begin to emerge, another spring event is only a few short weeks away, Mother's Day.
Beat the pressure of deciding what to get and how to treat your mother this year, enter the Discover Warman Mother's Day Giveaway! We have a gift basket that every mother would love to receive! It is stuffed with amazing gifts and gift certificates from Warman based businesses! Stay tuned for more details!
Entry forms can be found on our contest page: https://www.discoverwarman.com/contest.html
Gift certificates and gifts from Leopold's Tavern, Clothing obsession, Patina Floor & Décor, Beau.ti.ful You Studio, Bodacious Bustlines and a few extras from Discover Warman!
After reading this list and seeing the gifts, we are excited for Mother's Day! May time fly!