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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Martensville Tuff Run raises funds for new ice surface

Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP) volunteers are taking a run at a new way of raising funds for a second indoor ice surface.
The “2017 Tuff Run” is a family-oriented event slated for Sunday, August 27, according to MCRP President Jesse Reis. The goal is to add money to the gradually-increasing pot that will eventually go toward a new or expanded facility in the city.
“We put on about five fundraising events over the course of the year,” explained Reis. “Some are larger than others, but they all make a difference.
“This is the first time we’ve organized a family fun run, and hopefully it will become an annual event.”
The MCRP fundraisers collectively contribute between $60,000 and $70,000 every year to the overall account, said Reis. Continue reading “Martensville Tuff Run raises funds for new ice surface”

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Martensville, Warman Chambers of Commerce ponder merger

Directors of the Warman and Martensville Chambers of Commerce have each unanimously approved a proposal to amalgamate the two organizations.
The process is still in the early stages, and the membership of the two organizations will have an opportunity to learn more about the proposal at two open houses in early September, as well as a special meeting in early October.
The amalgamation proposal was outlined in a letter to the membership of both organizations on Tuesday, August 15. In the letter, Martensville Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Fesiuk, Warman Chamber of Commerce President Elise Hildebrandt, and Jamie Malmgren, Executive Director for both organizations, said under the proposal, the assets and membership of the two bodies would be combined for the net benefit of both. Continue reading “Martensville, Warman Chambers of Commerce ponder merger”

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