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Osler students learn rules of the road at bicycle rodeo

Osler School students participate in a bicycle rodeo in Osler on Thursday, May 18

Osler School students won’t be running stop signs on their bikes anymore, thanks to a crash course on cycling safety on Thursday, May 18.
The school held a day-long bike rodeo in cooperation with the Osler Fire Department and the town council, using equipment and advice from the Warman Fire Department.
“The town had brought some concerns to us earlier this spring about bicycle safety,” said Osler School Principal Audrey Kampen in an interview at the event. “A lot of kids take it for granted that they own the road.
“I’ve seen kids, when they leave on their bikes after school, drive straight through two stop signs without even looking. That’s a real problem, and we felt we needed to do something about it by giving the kids some education about the rules of the road.” Continue reading “Osler students learn rules of the road at bicycle rodeo”

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Train fire near Hague under investigation

A fire on a freight train engine south of Hague was extinguished by firefighters from Hague and Osler on Friday, September 11.
The fire, which broke out in an engine shortly before 5:00 p.m., was brought under control quickly and no one was injured.
Rosthern RCMP also responded to the incident on the railway tracks that run parallel to Highway 11 near Neuanlage, a few kilometers south of Hague.
Hague and Osler Fire Departments were on the scene quickly and extinguished the fire, which was coming from an engine still attached to several empty potash cars, according to the Rosthern RCMP.
There were no injuries reported. Carlton Trail Railway will be conducting further investigation into the cause of the engine fire. The fire is not considered suspicious.

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