A more visible police presence has led to a reduction in petty crime and vandalism in the City of Martensville, according to RCMP Sergeant Chris Cisecki. Continue reading “Reporting of incidents helps police investigations, says RCMP”
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”