An informational open house regarding Emergency Services in the Town of Pense and the R.M. of Pense will be held at the Pense Town Hall on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
There will be representatives from the Pense District Volunteer Fire Department, the Pense First Responders and the RCMP.
This will be a great opportunity to find out about the new equipment and the services that are offered.
HELP International is proud to announce 700,000 trees of twenty different varieties have been harvested for spring distribution for rural landowners across the prairies. Applications for trees are now being taken.
Traditional tree orders can be sent by email or fax.
There are three options for delivery: bus delivery, bulk shipping or pick-up at the Weyburn centre.
There is now the option ov making an online purchase using a credit card.
There is a 5% discount on prepaid orders made prior to Jan. 31, 2015 and a 2% discount for prepaid orders made after Jan. 31, 2015.
A full catalogue is available on Help International's website: www.help-international.com/
Please click on the following links for the order form and information sheet.
The number to call when reporting a controlled burn has changed. Effective immediately, please call1-866-404-4911. When calling, please provide your name, the date of the burn, start and end times, type of burn and land location. Thank you for cooperating by calling in your controlled burns.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has created an application for farmers to report on how weather and climate conditions are affecting their farm operations. The Agroclimate Impact Reporter (AIR) is an online tool for the collection, integration and display of agroclimate impact information across Canada.
Impact reports can be submitted anonymously through the website. The information provided by these impact reports complement other types of weather and cimate datat available and play a valuable role in helping AAFC evaluate climate related risks to agriculture.
Please follow the link to www.agr.gc.ca/air to make a report or to find out more information.
Clubroot is a soil-borne disease that infects cruciferous crops such as canola, mustard and vegetables. Infected plants develop galls in the roots, reducing the amount of water and nutrients that can be absorbed. This causes stunting, wilting and premature ripening of the plant. What can growers do about clubroot?
- Practice crop rotation;
- Scout canola fields regularly and stay alert for suspicious stunting, wilting, yellowing and premature ripening;
- Check roots to confirm the presence of galls;
- Control cruciferous weeds and volunteer canola or mustard;
- Clean your equipment before moving it to another field as the disease is spread through movement of contaminated soil.
For more information, please visit www.clubroot.ca or call the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.
Please be advised that as of October 30, 2014 the Town of Pense will no longer have a recycling bin available for ratepayers to utilize. Please make other arrangements for your recyclables until further notice. Thank you.
For the 2014-2015 crop year, the Canadian Grain Commission is launching an online producer car application.
The Canadian Grain Commission encoutages producers who admnister their own produce cars to register to use the online application at www.grainscanada.gc.ca/services-services/cars-wagons/pcm-mwp-eng.htm.