GLASSES FOR THE MASSES – invention provides clear vision for world’s poor

Ron and Najlaa Ismail of Warman recently helped distribute glasses to refugees in Palestine

When Ron and Najlah Ismail of Warman travelled to the Palestinian West Bank earlier this month, they packed along the gift of improved sight for hundreds of young students in Najlah’s home village just outside Jerusalem.

The couple, along with their friend Greg Wiens, a former Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church pastor, spent several days at Palestinian schools and refugee camps testing young people’s eyesight and fitting those who needed help with prescription glasses. Continue reading “GLASSES FOR THE MASSES – invention provides clear vision for world’s poor”

Cannabis legalization emerges as major issue for municipal leaders

Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence

Municipal representatives from Saskatchewan joined fellow leaders from across the country earlier this month in the County of Annapolis, Nova Scotia, to discuss the goals and objectives of Canada’s municipalities for the year ahead.

Representing Saskatchewan at the fall board meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) were Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence, Gordon Barnhart, President of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) and Councillor for the Town of Saltcoats, Saskatoon City Councillor and SUMA Executive Member Darren Hill, Yorkton City Councillor and SUMA Director Randy Goulden, and Ray Orb, President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and Reeve of the RM of Cupar. Continue reading “Cannabis legalization emerges as major issue for municipal leaders”

Partnerships key to growth, say leaders

P4G panelists Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark, Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood, Martensville Mayor Kent Muench, Osler Mayor Abe Quiring and Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence

The Partnership for Growth (P4G) regional planning process hasn’t been easy, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

That was the consensus of elected leaders of the five municipalities that make up the P4G group. Continue reading “Partnerships key to growth, say leaders”