Sask Party leadership candidate Gord Wyant in Esterhazy on Nov 13

Esterhazy and area residents will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Gordon Wyant, candidate for the leadership of the Sask. Party and the Premiership, at a Meet & Greet event in Esterhazy on Monday, November 13. Mr. Wyant is the current MLA for Saskatoon Northwest, and he also served as Justice Minister for five years. The Meet and Greet will take place at Whippletree Coffee, beginning at 11:00 a.m.. Introducing Mr. Wyant will be Bob Bjornerud, former Ag. Minister and former MLA for Melville-Saltcoats. All welcome.

What’s in the Miner-Journal newspaper next week?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper. Therefore, each week we will publish the headlines for the upcoming edition of the paper. We encourage our readers to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from NEXT WEEK’S Miner-Journal newspaper.

  • Reg Leidl honored
  • Festival of Trees Gala
  • Finnish Log construction presentation
  • Report from Warren Kaeding
  • Lions world day of service
  • Lions Craft Show coming soon
  • Flyers win one, lose one
  • Christmas Shoebox at EHS
  • Esterhazy hosts CurlSask Youth Curling Clinic
  • More pics from 10th annual Monster Bash
  • Motor Hotel hosts free luncheon for Veterans in area
  • Dubuc celebrates Memorial Hall Grand re-opening

Pick up a copy next week at the grocery stores, pharmacies, all gas stations in Esterhazy. Or, at Stockholm Foods, Tantallon Co-op, Langenburg Pharmasave, and Churchbridge Co-op. You can also buy one at the Miner-Journal office.

Traffic Safety Spotlight

SGI and Saskatchewan Law Enforcement services placed a spotlight on Impaired driving during the month of October.

“With the recent tragedies in the province, SGI and Saskatchewan law enforcement are putting additional focus on impaired driving,” Minister responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave said. “Too many people are needlessly killed or injured due to impaired driving and it has to stop. Don’t risk your life or the lives of others. Always plan a safe ride home.”

Throughout the month, police across the province were on the watch for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police also kept an eye out for distracted drivers, as well as other unsafe driving behaviours such as speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt. SGI raised awareness of the dangers of impaired driving through advertising and social media promotion.

Preliminary numbers for 2015 show 53 people were killed and 562 others were injured in Saskatchewan in crashes related to impaired driving. In 2015, 44% of traffic fatalities in the province involved alcohol or drug use.

Follow these tips to help keep our roads free of impaired drivers:

  • Plan a safe ride home before you start drinking and your judgment is impaired.
  • Know the laws. Consequences for impaired driving begin at a blood alcohol content of 0 for new drivers and .04 for experienced drivers.
  • Don’t let your friends or family drive impaired. Take away their keys, offer to call them a cab or safe ride service, or let them stay the night.
  • Volunteer to be the designated driver. Take turns with your friends or coworkers.
  • Don’t get into a vehicle with someone you know has been drinking or using drugs.
  • Call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers to police.

“You may think it could never happen to you, or you only had a few drinks and you feel fine, or you’re a good driver and won’t crash,” Hargrave said. “But the reality is, it can happen to you. Think about other people on the road and the loved ones they want to get home to. Impaired driving isn’t worth the risk. The only true safe blood alcohol content while driving is zero.”

Consequences for impaired driving in Saskatchewan are serious and include immediate roadside licence suspensions and vehicle seizures, mandatory ignition interlock in some cases, education requirements such as completing a Driving Without Impairment course, fines and even jail time. See the attached media backgrounder for details.

Visit SGI’s website at http://www.sgi.sk.ca for more information about impaired driving and its consequences. Follow SGI on Facebook and Twitter for tips safety tips to #TakeCareOutThere. Use SGI’s free Safe Ride app to keep track of your safe ride options.

Community Carol Festival looking for performers

The Annual Esterhazy Community Carol Festival is coming up, taking place this year on Wednesday, December 6, at the Boreen Hall. The event will include a collection for the Hospital Building Fund, with donations of food also being accepted for the Community Christmas Hamper. They also need performers. Please see the entire notice from Cathy Toth below.

Esterhazy Community Carol Festival
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
at the S.N. Boreen Community Center.

You are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Community Christmas Hamper. A collection will be received for the St. Anthony Hospital Building Fund.

We are looking for performers of all ages to participate with Christmas pieces. Please limit entries to two numbers. Deadline to register is November 27, 2017. To enter your group or for more information please call Cathy Toth at 306-505-0140 or e-mail: redeemerchurch@hotmail.com

 

Stay Safe Course being offered November 18

A “Stay Safe Course” is being held at the Town of Esterhazy Council Chambers on November 18. The course is, “For young people to learn how to stay safe in their environment.” This includes safety at home, walking home, at school, in the community, and more. Attendees must be at least 11 years old. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the cost is $55 per person. Attendees are asked to bring their own bagged lunch. Registration must be by November 10, by calling or texting Michelle at (306) 728-6993.

What’s in the Miner-Journal next week?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper. Therefore, each week we will publish the headlines for the upcoming edition of the paper. We encourage our readers to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from NEXT WEEK’S Miner-Journal newspaper.

  • Women’s History Month
  • Health Care Providers Week
  • Paving crews in Esterhazy
  • Family fun night
  • Saskatoon’s Children’s Hospital progress
  • PPEP report for September
  • Joseph George Junek obituary
  • Ethel Yanyu obituary
  • John James Engel obituary

Pick up a copy next week at the grocery stores, pharmacies, all gas stations in Esterhazy. Or, at Stockholm Foods, Tantallon Co-op, Langenburg Pharmasave, and Churchbridge Co-op. You can also buy one at the Miner-Journal office.

More than 50 dates now on November’s Community Calendar

What are your plans for November? Whatever they are, you need to keep an eye on our November Community Calendar. (Link HERE). As of today, there are more than 50 “dates” listed on that page. These include school events and happenings from Esterhazy High School, PJ Gillen School, and Macdonald School in Stockholm. There are library programs, events at the Legion Hall, Flyers games, galas, board meetings, and more.

Do you have an event coming up that we’ve not listed? This is a FREE service to schools, churches, service clubs, sports clubs, youth groups, fundraisers, etc. Why is it free? Because this service (and this site) is paid for and supported by North Valley Credit Union in conjunction with EsterhazyOnline. So, please tell us about your upcoming events and we will list them and promote them for you. Use the contact form in the menu and get in touch.

Audio Recording:- Kenneth James Kerr on The Rock 98.5

Earlier this week, Kenneth James Kerr (owner of EsterhazyOnline and Author), was interviewed on The Rock 98.5 in Yorkton, regarding his new book, “This Book is the Perfect Gift.” He was also featured on the front page of this week’s Miner Journal newspaper.

With thanks to The Rock for making the file available, we are now able to publish a full recording of the interview. Simply use the audio player below to hear it.

On another note, Kenneth will be recording a Television Show at the Yorkton studios of Access TV next week. And, for more information on the book, please follow the link HERE.