Rural Municipality of Pense No. 160

Public Notice is hereby given that nominatin of candidates for the offices of:

  • Reeve
  • Councillor for Division No. 1
  • Councillor for Division No. 3
  • Councillor for Division No. 5

will be received by the undersigned at the Municipal Office during normal office hours, 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., until Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. local time. 

Nomination forms may be obtained from the Municipal Office, 324 Elder Street, Pense, SK.

Dated this 16th day of September, 2020.

Cathy Ripplinger, Returning Officer

Attention Farmers!! Do you have unwanted pesticides or livestock/equine medications? Safely dispose of these unwanted or obsolete items at no charge between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • October 26 - Moose Jaw Co-operative Association Ltd. (306-692-1661)
  • October 28 - Indian Head Nutrien Ag Solutions (306-695-2311)
  • October 29 - Lewvan Synergy Ag (306-789-9493)
  • October 30 - Lumsden Synergy Ag Services (306-731-1200)

For more information and a complete list of locations, please visit https://cleanfarms.ca/materials/unwanted-pesticides-animal-meds/.

October is Agriculture Month and is a time to honour the people responsible for the great food grown here in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers provide the world with plenty of safe, affordable and healthy food. Our scientists develop innovative solutions to meet the growing demand for food. And our producers and agribusinesses work together to care for the environment we all rely on. Please visit https://farmfoodcaresk.org/ag-month/  for ideas how you can celebrate!

Rail Safety Week runs from September 21 to September 27, 2020. Rail Safety is about bringing awareness that dangerous activity on the railway can affect you for the rest of your life. Conversations about safety could save someone you love from making a horrible mistake. CP Rail has developed some activities for children to learn about rail safety which can be found at https://www.cpr.ca/en/safety/railsense. Stay safe!

The R.M.'s of Pense, Edenwald, Lumsden and Lajord and the Towns of Lumsden, Grand Coulee, Pense, Pilot Butte, Balgonie, Belle Plaine and Buena Vista have worked together to adopt a comprehensive rideshare policy. Rideshare allows travellers the ability to request on-demand transportation. Anyone can request a ride, increasing access to employment areas, medical appointments, shopping trips, family visits, and special events. It is particularly important to residents and businesses in rural aresas needing transportaion options. Thank you to the R.M. of Edenwald, which has let the initiative.

We will be open to the public Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Staff will still be in the office 9:00 a.m. - noon and can be contacted by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone 306-345-2303 in the morning.

 

clubroot2The 2020 clubroot monitoring program incorporates on-farm testing, external reporting of clubroot by producers and agrologists, and in-field surveillance through the general canola disease survey and a clubroot-specific survey in high-risk areas of the province. DNA-based testing can be used to detect low levels of the clubroot pathogen. Early detection and proactive clubroot management strategies can be used to keep spore levels low and minimize yield losses.

To encourage testing, SaskCanola and the Minisitry of Agricultrue are offering fall clubroot soil testing to producers across the province. Taking part in this program has value for you as an individual producer, and also provides value for your fellow Saskatchewan canola producers. The $100 value of this test is covered by SaskCanola.

For more information and to sign up to receive your free test, call SaskCanola at 306-975-0262 or the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 306-866-457-2377.

This new network will allow Saskatchewan residents to receive credible, accurate and timely crime prevention information directly from their local RCMP detachment. When a detachment becomes aware of an incident or crime, they can issue an advisory via the system and local residents who have signed up for the program will become aware of what happened within minutes.

Only those who have signed up to receive notifications from RCMP detachments in southern Saskatchewan will receive advisories.

Signing up to be part of the network is free and only takes a few minutes. You choose which RCMP detachment area(s) you want to receive notifications from and how you want to receive them, whether it be via text message, email, phone call or through the mobile app. Visit SARM.ca, SUMA.org or click here to proceed to the Saskatchewan Crime Watch website to sign up.