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Town Council byelections slated for Langham, Osler

Byelections for town council positions are being held this fall in Langham and Osler.
Three candidates are in the running for a vacancy on Langham Town Council.
Eric Dolan, Carol Epp and JoAnne Wastell have submitted nomination forms for a byelection, slated to be held Wednesday, September 20. An advance poll will take place Wednesday, September 13.
An all-candidates forum is scheduled in Langham on Tuesday, September 12.
The vacancy on Langham Town Council was a result of the resignation of Korbin Myer last March.
Langham Town Council opted to wait till fall to hold the byelection.
Nominations are currently open for a vacancy on Osler Town Council, which was created due to the resignation this past summer of Rick Zarowny.
Zarowny was obliged to resign his seat because he and his wife are moving to North Battleford.
The date for the byelection in Osler has been set for Wednesday, October 25. Advance poll dates have not yet been set.

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Plenty to see and do for Canada’s 150th

Celebrations marking the country’s 150th anniversary are planned for several area communities.
Osler, Warman and Martensville all have day-long events featuring music, entertainment, children’s activities, food, and fireworks.

Area communities are celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with day-long events and fireworks

Osler kicks off the day with a Firefighters’ pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the community hall, followed by a parade beginning at 11 a.m. The Osler Seniors are offering their ever-popular watermelon and rullkuchen, and the afternoon features family and children’s activities.
The evening show at the Osler north end soccer field features a skit on Osler local history beginning at 7:30, followed by old-school country and gospel music and a feature performance by Back 40, Canada Day cupcakes and coffee and fireworks at dusk.
This marks the ninth year that volunteers from Martensville Information and Visitor Centre (MIVC) have organized that community’s Canada Day celebration. Kristee Lynn Adrian, coordinator of the MIVC, said this year is special.
“We have lots of great free activities for all ages,” she said. It starts at 10 a.m. with a morning coffee break for adults, along with an art show and historical display. The action kicks up a notch at 1 p.m. with both indoor and outdoor family activities at the North Ridge Centennial Community Centre. At 2 p.m. there is a sports safety presentation by a member of the U of S Huskies.
At 1 p.m., the entertainment stage features live music that goes till 3:30, when the traditional Canada Cake and ice cream is dished out to the first 200 people.
The evening concludes with an indoor dance party, fireworks at dusk and an outdoor cinema under the stars.
In Warman, Canada Day festivities are slated for Lion’s Park. There’s a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30, followed by opening ceremonies and cake cutting at 11 a.m. Children’s activities run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an entertainment stage featuring live music in the afternoon. The day ends with fireworks and an outdoor movie in the park.

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Osler firefighters douse vehicle fire

Osler firefighters arrive on the scene of a vehicle fire in Osler on Friday, June 23

Osler firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on 1st Street in Osler on Friday, June 23.
No one was injured in the incident, which happened at about 3:30 p.m. A 2006 Dodge Caravan minivan caught fire while heading southbound on 1st Street. The male driver and a male passenger in the van were able to exit the vehicle before the fire spread.
The fire apparently started in the engine.
By the time Osler firefighters arrived, the front end of the vehicle was fully involved, with flames and black smoke pouring from under the hood.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in a few minutes.
Warman RCMP are investigating the incident.

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