Have you picked up the latest Miner-Journal?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper, and we encourage our site visitors to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from the current edition of the paper.

  • Break & Enter results in one gun shot victim
  • Mayor’s Corner and Spy Hill News
  • Esterhazy Flyers update
  • NVCU donation to Macdonald School
  • John Martin reaches 60 years with the Legion
  • October Skater of the Month
  • Obituary for Derek Copp – Vice principal for EHS
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Government provides funding to help find missing children
  • Moonlight Madness set for Thursday, Dec. 7 – Watch for Posters

Pick up a copy 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.

New Publication Schedule

Effective immediately, we are eliminating the weekly publication schedule in favour of updating the site as event announcements are received. This change will allow late submissions to be published, although you will get far more publicity power if you give us plenty of advanced notice. Please remember that announcements for schools, sports teams, churches, clubs, charities, and non-commercial events are placed on this site for free. These are fully sponsored by North Valley Credit Union, so keep us informed and we will keep the public informed.

 

NVCU school donation will go towards Chromebooks

North Valley Credit Union’s Stockholm branch recently donated $1000 to Macdonald school. The funds will go towards purchasing Chromebooks for the grade 7 to 9 students. Below is the thank you note from Reg Leidl, Principal of the school.

“The students and staff of Macdonald School would like to thank the Stockholm branch of the North Valley Credit Union for their very generous donation of $1000.00. This money will be used to purchase Chromebooks for the grade 7 – 9 students in the school. The students are part of a distributed learning math pilot project being undertaken by the school and the Good Spirit School Division. This donation helps ensure that all students in grade 7 – 9 will have their own piece of technology to support their learning. Thank you so much!”

In the picture are:- Angie Herperger (NVCU), Reg Leidl (Macdonald School), and Violet Schwitzer (NVCU).

 

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.