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Minor injuries in three-vehicle crash in Martensville

A three-vehicle collision in Martensville on Wednesday, September 6 resulted in minor injuries.

Martensville Fire Department first responders and Martensville RCMP officers were on the scene of a collision on Centennial Drive North in Martensville on Wednesday, September 6

The collision occurred at about 4:15 pm on Centennial Drive North. Martensville Fire Department, Martensville RCMP and MD Ambulance responded to the collision.
Traffic was restricted to a single lane on the busy thoroughfare while emergency responders attended to the minor injuries and police investigated the cause of the collision.
According to RCMP officers at the scene, a northbound white half-ton truck was attempting to turn left when it was rear-ended by a brown four-door sedan. The sedan, in turn, was rear-ended by a red two-door coupe.
The RCMP officer said the investigation is continuing, and charges are pending.

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PSSD Education Director ready for new academic year

Lori Jeschke vividly recalls her first day as a new teacher at Laird School in September, 1987.
She had a split-grade classroom that included 36 Kindergarten to Grade 2 students.

Prairie Spirit School Division Education Director Lori Jeschke

Thirty years later, Jeschke feels that same sense of excitement as she prepares to embark on her new role of Education Director for Prairie Spirit School Division
“Every September, if you’re a teacher, you look forward to seeing the students in your classroom on that first day,” said Jeschke in an interview on Friday, August 25. “When you’re a principal or a vice-principal, it’s the excitement of setting up the school and working with the staff and students.
“As a superintendent, you’re excited to work with the whole ‘family’ of schools. This year, I’m looking forward to a new year for the whole school division.”
Jeschke’s career includes terms as a teacher, vice-principal and principal at both Laird and Hepburn Schools; PSSD human resources officer and PSSD Superintendent; all within the Prairie Spirit School Division area. She was appointed PSSD Education Director in late May, taking over from John Kuzbik, who held the post for six years before retiring last spring. Continue reading “PSSD Education Director ready for new academic year”

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Firefighters douse fire near Martensville

Firefighters from Saskatoon and Martensville battled a rubbish fire at a business on Highway 12 south of Martensville on Thursday night.
At approximately 8:20 pm the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a 911 call of large rubbish fire at Affiliated Auto Wrecking on Highway 12 North just south of Martensville, according to SFD Battalion Chief Brent Hart.

Firefighters from Saskatoon and Martensville extinguished a fire at a business on Highway 12 south of Martensville on Thursday evening, August 24

The SFD dispatched an engine company and a tanker truck and brush fire unit from stations 4 and 2 in Saskatoon.
On arrival firefighters encountered heavy smoke and flame on the north side of the main building. Continue reading “Firefighters douse fire near Martensville”

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