A sold-out Protective Services Gala in Martensville last weekend honoured those who put their lives on the line to serve their community.
Organized by the Martensville Fire Department (MFD) and the Martensville RCMP detachment, the event at the North Ridge Centennial Community Centre on Saturday, October 21, signalled the return of the celebration after an absence of several years.
It also marked a bittersweet milestone for the MFD’s longest-serving member, Steve Smith. After 40 years, Smith is hanging up his bunker gear.
“Tonight we want to honour one of our members,” said Martensville Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck. “And to say goodbye to the last original member of the Martensville Fire Department.
“In 1977, Steve Smith was part of a small group that saw the need for a fire department in our growing community.
“Over the next forty years, with the help of Steve and members like him, the fire department evolved from a one-bay, one-truck fire hall to the well-equipped department that it is today.”
Dyck said Smith has been an “outstanding member” of the fire department who has dedicated many hours of service to his community as a firefighter, first responder and mentor.
“It’s people like Steve who make our community a better place to live.” Continue reading “Martensville pays tribute to protective services members”→
There’s something called the ‘stupid line’.
If you cross it, you’re running some pretty big risks; with potentially life-changing consequences.
“The stupid line separates safe and healthy from injured or killed,” said Kaitlyn Kwasney, an educator with the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program. “It’s all about making the right choices.”
Grade 10 students at Martensville High School (MHS) got a taste of the trauma ward on Friday, October 13 during a day-long series of workshops with emergency responders. Continue reading “Students get a taste of trauma during emergency simulation”→
One person was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries following a harrowing incident in Martensville on Saturday, September 30.
Warman RCMP were called to a home on the 400 block of 1st Avenue South just before 4:00 a.m. about a break and enter in progress.
Investigators found an adult male inside the home with undisclosed injuries. Three others, an adult female also inside the home, and two other adults outside the residence, were uninjured. Police released few details about the incident but believe an altercation took place between an adult male intruder and the injured resident. The intruder fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction prior to police arrival. Continue reading “Updated – Man faces multiple charges after violent break and enter”→