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May 2017


Continental Divide

One of the unique features of the Valley of Hidden Secrets is the presence of a continental divide, or watershed. Think of an imaginary line from here to Chimney Coulee (southeast). North of the line, water flows northeast and eventually empties into Hudson Bay. Water south of the line flows the other way, eventually emptying… Keep Reading


Prairie Wind & Silver Sage

About The Little Brick Schoolhouse Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is Val Marie’s provincially recognized ecomuseum, offering a variety of services, including: Ecomuseum — Our museum highlights the unique character of Grasslands, Val Marie, and the surrounding area through a combination of artifacts, mapping, photography, sound, and stories, incorporating the historical, environmental, and cultural appreciation… Keep Reading


Your yard: is it time for a critical review?

By Erl Svendsen It’s time to give your yard a critical review: what to remove, what to fix, what to keep. After all, your yard is supposed to enhance your quality of life and your property value. Start by getting rid of the unwanted by throwing out, recycling or donating old boards, tomato cages, leaky… Keep Reading


Eastend Pool prepares for Swimming Season

The Eastend Community Swimming Pool will offer 2017 swimming lessons on July 3-9 mornings; July 24-30 evenings; August 14-20 mornings 2017 swimming instructors: Lisa Wanlin and Tasker Wanlin, (both National Lifesaving Society and WSI certified) Lisa has prepared the following for guidelines to know which level you need to register your child or children in:… Keep Reading


Maple Creek resident receives Saskatchewan Literacy Award of Merit

Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, hosted the 2017 Saskatchewan Literacy Awards of Merit on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Saskatoon, SK at the Bessborough Hotel. “Congratulations to the 2017 Literacy Award of Merit recipients on this well-deserved honour,” said Lieutenant Governor Solomon Schofield. “Literacy skills are crucial in virtually… Keep Reading


Take me out to the ball game

Week 2 action in the Sask-Alta Baseball League! Monday, May 15th: Cabri(0-1) @ Gull Lake(0-0) *6:30* Maple Creek(0-0) @ MH Vipers(0-1) *6:30* Tuesday, May 16th: Climax(0-0) @ Swift Current(1-0) *6:30* Richmound(0-1) @ MH Black Sox(1-0) *6:30* Thursday, May 18th: Climax(0-0) @ Maple Creek(0-0) *6:30* Shaunavon(0-1) @ Cabri(0-1) *6:30* MH Vipers(0-1) @ Burstall(1-0) *6:30* Saturday, May… Keep Reading


Provincial Parks open May Long Weekend

Saskatchewan Provincial Parks officially open for the season on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Provincial parks continue to be among Saskatchewan’s most popular vacation destinations.  With a record of nearly four million visits in 2016, the parks are preparing for another busy season. “Saskatchewan people love their parks,” Parks, Culture, and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said.… Keep Reading


Leader duo captures badminton bronze

CHINOOK SCHOOL DIVISION SPORTS REPORT BY DEB REAMER, Athletic Coordinator The girls’ doubles duo from Leader, Payton Stimson and Kyla Tumbach, captured the bronze medal at SHSAA provincial badminton.  The provincial competition took place at Weyburn on May 13.  The format at provincials is 8 teams divided into two pools of 4.  The top two… Keep Reading

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