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Fighting a grass fire
The Melfort Fire Department responded to two calls on Saturday, September 15. The first call was to respond to a grass fire north of Melfort on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-18 12:06:14



Advantage Credit Union recommending merger with Affinity to its members
There will be a vote this spring to decide on a merger of Advantage Credit Union and Affinity Credit Union. "Advantage has always done strategic planning where we look forward three to five years.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-18 12:06:14



Comets blow away Tornadoes 38-7
The MUCC Comets football team ran their record to 2-0 with another dominant win on Friday, September 14. This time it was in Melfort where they defeated the Tisdale Tornadoes 38-7. "It was a good game for us," Comets' coach Dave Rogers said following the contest.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-18 12:06:13



From scene to shining scene
Last weekend a live music venue "The District" closed in Regina. That leaves Regina without any real venues to support the local music scene, which is a tragedy. Because of local venues and all ages clubs music scenes grow and prosper.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-18 12:06:12



Beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a warning Monday about various beef products that have been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli. The meat was used in products like burgers, meatloaf and sliders under the Kirkland Signature and Safeway brands, sold all over Canada.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-17 12:05:33



NHL owners give Bettman go-ahead for lockout
Saturday will be Lockout Night in Canada. Commissioner Gary Bettman, after meeting with the NHL board of governors for two hours, confirmed Thursday the league would shut its doors Saturday at 11:59 p.m.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-13 20:06:20



NESD chair not seeking re-election
The North East School Division (NESD) board of education changed the school viability review procedure policy at a meeting held on Tuesday, September 11. "We changed the wording to 'may' call a review with the number of 80 anytime a K to 12 is below 80 and that's projected for the next years term.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-13 12:06:09



Live chat: NHL lockout
Lockout or no lockout? With time ticking away to get a new collective bargaining agreement in place before a Sept. 15 deadline, the 2012-13 NHL season could be in jeopardy if labour talks stall. Join Sun Media hockey experts Don Brennan and Steve Buffery on Thursday, Sept.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-13 08:03:11



Bettman tells NHLPA to take the deal or leave it
Take it or leave it. After dismissing the offer the NHLPA tabled Wednesday during a meeting at the league offices on Sixth Avenue, an aggressive NHL commissioner Gary Bettman tabled a new collective bargaining agreement and gave the players until 11:59 p.m.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-12 20:17:11





Five things of interest in and around Melfort this week
Five things of interest in the coming week in Melfort. 1. Gronlid School will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Friday, September 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to fundraise for new snowshoes for the school.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:35



Donations needed by local food bank
The Melfort Food Bank is currently in need of garden produce. "Mostly, we need the root vegetables like carrots, potatoes, turnips but all garden produce is welcome as long as it's cleaned," said Cec Berggren with the Melfort Food Bank.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:35



Municipal tax collection up compared to last year
The City of Melfort collected $196,776.48 in taxes during the month of August 2012. The city collected $187,712.71 in taxes during the same period last year. In August 2012, the city collected $188,542.07 in current taxes and $8,234.41 in arrears.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:34



Study being done on air handling units at Northern Lights Palace
Melfort city council approved a study on the Northern Light Palace air handling units at a council meeting held on Monday, September 10.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:33



A year of changes in agriculture
The last few years in agriculture have been volatile for different reasons, from excessive moisture to extreme drought and everywhere in between. This year is no exception, with a lot of major changes taking place in the Western Canadian grain industry.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:32



Former MUCC student returns to the classroom as intern
Brenden Kiefer enjoyed his education at Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate (MUCC) so much, he has returned to the school to work as an intern this year. Kiefer graduated from the school in 2007 and he is currently working on his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:31



Comets dominate in season opener at Nipawin
The MUCC Comets spent the past week working on keeping their intensity level up after their exhibition game. The results of their work was apparent in their season opening 42-8 victory over the host Nipwin Bears on Friday, September 7.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:30



Pre-race pasta supper on Sept. 21
Ted Jaleta will be speaking at the Melfort Multi-K pasta night being held on Friday, September 21 at the Kerry Vickar Centre. Jaleta is an athlete, as well as a track and field coach in Regina, and he will be speaking about wellness and fitness.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:30



Peewee AA Mustangs host fall camp
Players from around the region were at this weekends Melfort Mustangs Peewee AA camp. With excellent numbers and great performances in the camp the coaching staff was satisfied with the results.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:29



Volleyball season underway at MUCC
Volleyball season is under way at Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate with both boys' and girls' teams beginning their seasons. Both teams are relatively young with new coaches and appear to be building for the future as the season progresses.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:28



Mustangs split exhibition games
The Melfort Mustangs split their first two games of the exhibition season with the Battlefords North Stars. Overall the coaching staff has used both young players and veterans in the preseason to get a look at what they have and what they will keep.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:27



Numbers consistent at fall city-wide registration
Number remain static across the various fall activities after the City of Melfort hosted their annual Citywide registration night on Wednesday, September 5 at the Kerry Vickar Centre.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:26



Welcome back to school
The unofficial end of summer came last week with the return of students to the classroom. There is a direct correlation between how busy we are at the paper and when school is in session. My editor told me this when I first began working here.[...]
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:25



Logging in time
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Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-11 20:08:24



FASD awareness event held at Marguerite Riel Centre
An awareness event about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was held at the Marguerite Riel Centre on Thursday, September 6. "We do it every year in honour of International FASD Awareness Day which is held September 9," said Joanne Yackowec with the Marguerite Riel Centre.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 12:05:47



Melody Motors officially moves to new building today
Melody Motors in Melfort has officially moved to their new location on Highway 6 as of today (September 4). They are thrilled with the completion of the project and look forward to their official grand opening, which is scheduled for September 19.[...]
Newspaper: Melfort Journal
Feed: Melfort Journal's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:07:43



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