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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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Hands-on projects spark kids’ interest in science

The scientific evidence is indisputable: learning about science is fun!
“Our goal is to give kids a new perspective on science,” said Shannon Patoine, a University of Regina student and one of two instructors with the Saskatchewan Science Centre’s “Go! Science” summer outreach program. “We want them to see that science is stimulating and fun; that it’s not beyond anyone’s reach.”

Youngsters work in small groups to build ‘balloon cars’ during a ‘Go! Science’ workshop on the lawn of the Langham library on Thursday, August 10

On Thursday, August 10, youngsters in Langham were busy building “balloon cars” on the lawn outside the Langham branch of the Wheatland Regional Library. It was the second stop of the day for the “Go! Science” outreach program workshop, having paid a visit to Waldheim earlier that morning. Continue reading “Hands-on projects spark kids’ interest in science”

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SPS air support unit helps RCMP track down suspects

Two people from Saskatoon are facing robbery and drug charges after being apprehended by RCMP officers over the weekend.
On Saturday August 5, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Martensville/Warman RCMP were on patrol near the community of Asquith when they noticed a suspicious pickup truck.
According to RCMP Sergeant Chris Cisecki, RCMP members attempted to stop the truck which fled through a ditch at a high rate of speed.
The Saskatoon Police Service’s Air Support Unit heard what was taking place and offered to assist.
The truck was located and followed into Saskatoon by the Air Support Unit until Saskatoon Police Service Patrol members stopped it.
Police investigators determined the truck was stolen out of North Battleford.
Two individuals were arrested and turned over to the Martensville/Warman RCMP for their investigation. Continue reading “SPS air support unit helps RCMP track down suspects”

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