When someone calls out of the blue to ask you to be a radio host, what do you do? If you’re Treena Wynes, you say ‘Yes!’
Wynes is the award-winning author of two books; “Eating Myself Crazy: How I Made Peace with Food” and, “Am I the Only One: Struggling Being a Teen.” The Warman resident is also a registered social worker, co-founder of Ignite the Life Suicide Prevention Conference, a motivational speaker and an Executive Director at Agency Chiefs Child and Family Services of Saskatchewan.
Wynes’ was contacted by VoiceAmerica to do a show she helped design, dealing with topics drawn from life events that are widely relatable. They found her through her presence on the web.
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.
PDAP FLOOD DAMAGE
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.
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”→