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Langham residents nix regional police force option

Ratepayers in Langham voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, September 20 against a proposal for a regional police force.
A total of 406 residents voted “No” while 38 voted “Yes” in a non-binding plebiscite on the question: “Should the Town of Langham form a regional police force with the Town of Dalmeny, with the understanding that the following costs would be associated with this service?
“An increase in our policing cost from $55,000/year to approximately $300,000/year. This works out to an increase of approximately $460/year in property tax per household; (and) Estimated start-up costs of $100,000.”
A total of 445 electors voted in the referendum, which was held in conjunction with a council byelection. Continue reading “Langham residents nix regional police force option”

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UPDATED – Three injured in two-vehicle collision at Warman’s north end

Three people were injured in a serious two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 305 and Centennial Boulevard in Warman’s north end on Wednesday, September 20.

Warman Fire Rescue personnel work to extricate the driver of a minivan on Wednesday, September 20

The collision occurred about 5:00 p.m. and involved a Pontiac minivan and a Ford half-ton pickup truck. The truck impacted the driver’s side doors of the minivan. The minivan ended up on its side.
The exact cause of the collision is still under investigation by the Warman RMCP.
Warman Fire Rescue personnel responded quickly to the crash.
Warman Fire Chief Russ Austin said by the time first responders arrived, bystanders at the scene had already pulled a female passenger and a 7-year-old child, who was a passenger in the rear seat, out of the minivan. The male driver of the minivan was suspended upside down in his seatbelt and had to be extricated using specialized equipment. Continue reading “UPDATED – Three injured in two-vehicle collision at Warman’s north end”

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Provincial fire ban lifted

With rainfall in many areas, and a return to cooler temperatures and higher humidities, the ban on open fires for all provincial Crown land south of the Churchill River, has now been lifted.  The ban was put in place August 1 and expanded on August 31. There are now no active provincial fire bans in Saskatchewan.

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