Fire crews battling wildfire north of Langham

Nemanishen Contracting workers load a water tank from a nearby ditch to assist firefighters

UPDATE: 3:54 pm: Wind has shifted and is now from the northeast with only the transfer station fire still being fought but believed to be under control. Grass fire south of the transfer station appears to be out.

UPDATE – 3:46 pm: Fire crews have been able to divide the fire into two with the larger of the pair being at the transfer station.

Firefighters from three communities are working this hour to contain a wildfire close to the town of Langham. Continue reading “Fire crews battling wildfire north of Langham”

One injured in head-on collision on Highway 305

Rescue crews work to extricate an occupant of a Honda Accord in the ditch
– Gazette photo by Terry Jenson

UPDATED: June 21: A 20-year-old man and a 33-year-old were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a twp=vehicle head-on collision between Warman and Martensville on Monday evening, June 19.

According to witnesses on the scene, at approximately 9:15 a Pontiac Torrent SUV collided with a Honda Accord on Highway 305, just south of the railway tracks that cross the highway.

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Lakeview Insurance makes donation to fire department

From left to right are Martensville Fire Rescue Chief Kurtis Dyck, Lakeview Insurance branch manager Jaycee Turtle, and Anne-Marie Cey of Wow Factor Event Planning

Lakeview Insurance made a $2,000 donation to Martensville Fire Rescue on Saturday, April 2 at the Martensville Business Expo. MFR Chief Kurtis Dyck accepted the cheque from Lakeview Agencies branch manager Jaycee Turtle (centre). Also pictured is Expo organizer Anne-Marie Cey of Wow Factor Event Planning.

The funds will be used by the fire department for training purposes and public education.