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Gherasim sworn in as Corman Park Police Chief

Corman Park Police Chief Warren Gherasim takes the oath of office under the watchful gaze of Corman Park Police Commission Chair Jim Christie and Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood on January 11

There’s a changing of the guard at the Corman Park Police Service (CPPS).

Sergeant Warren Gherasim, a former Staff Sergeant with the Warman RCMP detachment and a four-year veteran of the CPPS, officially took over as Chief of Police of the eight-member police force on Friday, January 11. Continue reading “Gherasim sworn in as Corman Park Police Chief”

Clubroot found in Corman Park, three other area RMs

RMs where clubroot was detected are shown in blue and yellow

Clubroot, a disease that restricts a plant’s ability to obtain water and nutrients from the soil, has been detected in the rural municipalities (RMs) of Corman Park, Aberdeen, Rosthern and St. Louis.

The four area RMs were found to have at least one field that tested positive for the plant pathogen in a survey conducted for the provincial Ministry of Agriculture over the past year. A map identifying infected fields was unveiled by the province January 9. Continue reading “Clubroot found in Corman Park, three other area RMs”

Langham Fire Department marks 110 years of service

A 1908 Waterous horse-drawn, gas-powered fire engine

In 1908, the Langham Volunteer Fire Department was only a few months old, but the fledgling organization already had one of the best firefighting machines in the country.

The horse-drawn Waterous gasoline fire engine, manufactured in Brantford, Ontario, retailed for about $3,500. When you added on railway freight to ship it west, the bill probably came to at least $4,500.

“That was big coin in those days,” said  Langham Fire Chief Bill McCombs. “Really big coin, especially for a town that only got established in 1907. Continue reading “Langham Fire Department marks 110 years of service”