Dalmeny Co-op gas bar tenders released, project to start soon

Development of a new industrial park in Dalmeny is set to kick into high gear this fall when construction begins on a Co-op gas bar and convenience store.
Tenders for the full-service, canopied gas bar and store project were released on Wednesday, August 16, and bids are set to close September 5. The gas bar is the anchor for the first phase of an industrial park located west of the Dalmeny Access Road at the south end of the municipality.
Construction of the gas bar, owned by Hepburn Co-op, is expected to begin in early October, with a completion date of February 14.
“We’re really excited about this project,” said Dalmeny Mayor Jon Kroeker. “This is a huge boost for our community.”
Kroeker said recent surveys of residents indicate that a gas station and related amenities are at the top of the list when it comes to businesses people want to see in town. Continue reading “Dalmeny Co-op gas bar tenders released, project to start soon”

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Warman Finance Manager moving on

The City of Warman is looking for a new Finance Manager following the resignation of Brett Ferguson from the post in mid-August.
Ferguson, who joined the city administration team in April, 2015, has accepted a position as Financial Services Manager with the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan. Ferguson’s last day at city hall is Friday, August 25.
Ferguson said he’s enjoyed his work experience at the city and is looking forward to his new position.
Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence said in her report to the city council meeting on Monday, August 14 that “Brett will be missed greatly, his wisdom, knowledge and professionalism have been exceptional and will be difficult to replace.”
The city has begun the recruitment process and is looking to have a new Finance Manager as soon as possible. In the interim, council appointed Warman Finance Officer Amanda Rosenthal-Hiebert as the Acting City Treasurer.
The city is making substantial progress on several major capital projects, according to Warman City manager Bob Smith.
In his report to the council meeting August 14, Smith said the new addition to the fire hall is about 50 per cent complete; the street lighting on Centennial Boulevard is complete, while lighting at the west end of Central Street is still waiting for SaskPower.
Smith noted work on the city’s water reservoir is continuing, and said he’s hopeful that the road restrictions on Centennial Boulevard will be lifted by mid-September.
Work on Prairie Oasis Park is approximately 50 per cent complete, and is still expected to be done by this fall.
Warman City Council adopted a resolution at its August 14 meeting requesting the province earmark Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) funds for homeowners affected by flooding as a result of the severe storm which pounded portions of the city on Monday, August 7.
City Manager Bob Smith explained that the request from city council was needed in order for the province to process homeowners’ claims. Regular home insurance does not normally cover damage from seepage due to surface flooding.

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Regional transit bus line suspends service

A passenger bus service linking Martensville, Warman and Saskatoon that started with much fanfare in May has quietly suspended operations, at least temporarily.
AV Transit, a subsidiary of Saskatoon-based AV Shuttle, ceased operating its regional service effective August 4.
AV Shuttle General Manager Kelly Rapko said AV Transit is hoping to re-start the service in September if it can “get a monthly commitment from 20 riders.”
“AV Transit has been forced to suspend service between Martensville, Warman and Saskatoon,” said Rapko on Thursday, August 17. “While the interest in a regional transit service was very high, unfortunately the ridership was very low.” Continue reading “Regional transit bus line suspends service”

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