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MARTENSVILLE NEWS

Borden man charged with uttering threats against Prime Minister

Warman RCMP were involved in an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a man from Borden

A 34-year-old man from Borden is facing charges of uttering threats against the Prime Minister of Canada.
In March, 2017, New Brunswick RCMP notified the RCMP National Security Enforcement Section about alleged threats made by an adult male against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on social media. The file was linked to Saskatchewan and an investigation began.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, on May 24, 2017 around 5:30 p.m., 34-year-old Derek Hurrell from Borden, Saskatchewan was arrested without incident after members initiated a traffic stop on a roadway near Borden. Read the entire story – Click here

BUSINESS

Students a priority for school division, says Pavloff

Prairie Spirit School Division Board of Education Chair Larry Pavloff

Advocacy on behalf of students is a priority for the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD), according to Larry Pavloff, chair of the PSSD Board of Education.
Speaking at the PSSD annual general meeting in Warman on Thursday, May 25, Pavloff said the PSSD board, administration and staff “take our role as advocates for students very seriously.”
“Everything we do is student-centred,” stated Pavloff. “Our strategic direction and policies are all designed with student learning as the highest priority. We believe that students have tremendous opportunity to learn and grow in our schools.”
Pavloff said while the division has experienced increased enrolment every year since 2006, provincial funding has not kept pace. He welcomed the province’s review of the education funding formula, and noted the PSSD did receive an increase this year. However, he added, that increase “was negated by an overall funding reduction which all school divisions received across the province.”
Despite those challenges, the academic results achieved in the division are among the highest in the province, he said.
Pavloff said 86 per cent of PSSD students graduate within three years of starting Grade 10.
“This is called the ‘on-time’ graduation rate,” said Pavloff. “Prairie Spirit is 10 per cent higher than the provincial average.”

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