Thursday, 21 March 2019

Provincial Crime Watch System - Preeceville's Main Street with the Mayor Garth Harris for Thursday March 21st, 2019 8:35 am

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Preeceville's Main Street with the Mayor Garth Harris for Thursday March 21st, 2019 8:35 am
With GX94's Craig Wallebeck > see him @ http://www.gx94radio.com/craig-Wallebeck

This week we focus on: Provincial Crime Watch System


New Provincial Crime Watch System Launched In Saskatchewan

Released on March 7, 2019

“Saskatchewan residents located in the southern part of the province have a new way to get information about criminal activity in their area directly from the RCMP.

RCMP detachment commanders will use the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network to send text messages, emails or phone calls to residents.  People can sign up and choose how they would like to get these advisories.

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing approximately $50,000 for the RCMP to initially launch this system in southern Saskatchewan.  The RCMP will evaluate the effectiveness of the program and the possibility of using it across Saskatchewan.

“We know that people across our province want information to help keep their family and home safe,” Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell said.  “The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network allows people to get reliable information right from the RCMP.”

When an RCMP 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,” Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer Assistant Commissioner Mark Fisher said.  “Equipped with this information, citizens will be in a better position to provide tips and information to their local RCMP.”

“We want rural residents to feel safe in our communities,” Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities President Ray Orb said.  “With the reinvigoration of Rural Crime Watch Associations in the province and the addition of the Provincial Response Team, this mass notification system adds to the basket of tools and peace of mind for our members.”

“By receiving advisories and reporting crimes or suspicious activities, residents can help foster resilient hometowns that actively prevent crime, enhancing public safety,” Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association President Gordon Barnhart said.

Visit https://sarm.ca/, https://suma.org/ or https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085619333#/login to sign up for the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network. ”

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Graham, Corrections and Policing, Regina
Phone: 306-787-8621 Email: jennifer.graham@gov.sk.ca

Kelly Michaud, Saskatchewan RCMP Media Relations, Regina
Phone: 639-625-3605 Email: kelly.michaud@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 And on May 16th there will be an informational meeting at the Sturgis Community Hall for everyone to attend



Overview
Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network
About the new Network:
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing for the Province is pleased to announce the establishment of the ‘Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network’.  Supported by Everbridge Mass Notification Systems, the new network provides the RCMP and its Provincial Response Team partner agencies (Saskatchewan Highway Patrol and Saskatchewan Conservation Officers) with the ability to communicate directly with the public on matters of crime prevention.
Citizens can sign up at www.SARM.ca ; www.SUMA.ca ; or www.FSIN.com to receive crime watch advisories from their local RCMP Detachments.  As situations might be occurring, Detachment Commanders will have the ability to send important advisories by text message, email or phone. Those who sign up or register online will have the ability to choose how they would like to receive these advisories.
The new network is designed to ensure that ALL people of Saskatchewan can play an important part in public safety. If you have information about an advisory, the advisory itself will include information about what to do and or who to contact. 
Supporting Local Crime Prevention Programs:
The new system also allows the RCMP and its partner agencies to communicate directly with existing or developing crime prevention groups, such as:
Rural Crime Watch
Indigenous Peace Keepers (or like programs)
Citizens on Patrol, or
Neighborhood Watch
To find out more how your local crime prevention program can be supported by the Everbridge mass notification technology, please contact your local Detachment to be put into contact with Saskatchewan RCMP’s Community Policing Branch. The RCMP can arrange for a presentation and to have your group further added to the new network as a special group.  These groups, approved at the local level by their Detachment Commander, will be provided access to the system to send their own unique crime prevention communications. 
How will this new Network help?
The new Network acknowledges that crime prevention can be the most effective when the greatest number of people can participate. Residents can help by being the ‘eyes and ears’ of their communities, and by reporting crimes or suspicious activities to the police. The more people who sign up for the advisories, the more effective we can be at preventing crime. Criminals will literally have ‘no place to hide’ as we all work together to keep our communities safe.
Imagine someone is spotted breaking into a cottage or a home.  The witness calls 911 to report the crime and describe the suspect’s vehicle.  Police go to the scene, but the suspect is often gone. Now, with a Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory sent directly from the RCMP, the description of the suspect’s vehicle can be immediately sent to hundreds, if not thousands, of people in the area. People who receive the advisory can call police when they see the vehicle.  This gives the police a better chance of catching the offender(s), sooner.  
The Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network, along with existing crime prevention programs, helps create the right environment and culture where everyone can contribute to and be a part of community safety. The network itself sends a strong message to would-be offenders that people are watching and that we all care about community safety.
System Expansion:
The new Network will be immediately available for all residents, companies, and organizations in Saskatchewan. However, at least initially, only registrants for the Southern Saskatchewan Detachments will receive these advisories (please see the attached map). Upon completion of an initial network and system evaluation, the Province will consider expanding the system for the rest of Saskatchewan, including where there might be interest from other police agencies and jurisdictions.
Technical:
A user ‘App’ is available at Everbridge.com; however, the ‘App’ is not required.  Members of the public can sign up to receive the advisories on any smartphone, cell phone, landline (text to voice), or computer - without the ‘App’.
 
Once you receive an advisory, if you confirm receipt no further messages will be sent to you. If you do not confirm receipt of the message, the system will send a further message to your next contact method. (For example, if you do not confirm you received a text message advisory by texting the word "YES" back, the system will follow up with another advisory to your email, if you have provided this).
May 16th there will be an informational meeting at the Sturgis Community Hall for everyone to attend.

Events:
- Preeceville & District Lions Club Chase the Ace Minimum Jack-Pot is now at a $1,518.00 Draws every Thursday night at the Curling Rink. Watch their Ad's.   Follow the ACE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PreecevilleChaseTheAce/

Bingo
​606 Harvard Preeceville Air Cadets Squadron Sponsoring Committee BINGO. Every Thursday at Club 60. Doors open at 7pm, first game starts at 8pm.


Kelsey Ecological Society Presents
The South Nahanni River - A Canoeist's Mecca. Sunday March 24, 2019 2:00 pm at the Club 60. Everyone Welcome, freewill offering and light lunch served.

Parkland and District Music Festival ​​

Parkland and District Music festival competition is being held March 31, April 1, 2 and 4 in Trinity United Church, Preeceville. April 3 is in Grace United Church in Sturgis and Sturgis Composite High School. Check poster for session times. Final Concert with scholarship presentations is Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 at Trinity United Church. Everyone welcome all week. If you are willing to volunteer during the week please call Anna Russell 306-547-4645.

Preeceville Wildlife Federation Annual Banquet & Awards Night
April 6th, 2019 at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall
Bugling Hour 5:30 pm Banquet 6:30 pm Dance to Follow Adult $25, Kids 5 - 12 $10, Pre-school Free Family Night of fun with a kids corner of activities, silent auction, live auction, and raffle tables. Sells out every year so get your tickets in advance. Dance Walk Ins - $10 must be accompanied by an adult. 


Preeceville Nursery School Spring Trade Fair

Saturday April 27th 10:00 am  - 3:00 pm at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall. For more information contact Calla at 306-547-7999


 - And as always if you wish to have an event promoted visit and post it to our Community Events Calendar at www.townofPreeceville.ca

Follow the Mayor on blogspot at http://mayorharris.blogspot.ca/













Thursday, 14 March 2019

Connecting Innovators to Government - Preeceville's Main Street with the Mayor Garth Harris for Thursday March 14th, 2019 8:35 am

Working Draft for:

Preeceville's Main Street with the Mayor Garth Harris for Thursday March 14th, 2019 8:35 am
With GX94's Craig Wallebeck > see him @ http://www.gx94radio.com/craig-Wallebeck

This week we focus on: Connecting Innovators to Government 

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2019/march/13/innovators-challenge


Saskatchewan Innovators Challenged To Find Private Property Access Solutions

Released on March 13, 2019

"Today, while delivering the Premier’s address at the 2019 Convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, Premier Scott Moe announced an Innovation Challenge to find creative solutions in connecting would-be land users with rural private property owners to access land.  The Innovation Challenge stems from proposed changes to The Trespass to Property Act, which would require people to get permission from rural property owners to use their land for hunting, and other recreational activities.

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), with support from Innovation Saskatchewan, is leading the challenge and asking Saskatchewan technology startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students to find technology solutions to the following question: “How can technology be used as a tool to obtain permission from rural property owners before accessing their land?”  The ideal solution should create a convenient way for communication to occur between those seeking permission to access land and the landowners.

“Saskatchewan has a long history of innovation and entrepreneurial achievement, and right now the technology sector in our province thriving,” Moe said.  “We think there’s an opportunity to continue apply our Saskatchewan innovation when it comes to rural property access.  We’re calling on our vibrant tech sector to bring ideas forward on how we can make it easier to ask for permission to access private land, and easier for property owners to respond to those requests.  With the strong leadership and commitment of SARM, we’re hopeful our innovators and entrepreneurs will answer the call.”

“Providing the public a tool to assist with receiving permission from rural property owners is important,” Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities President Ray Orb said.  “SARM hopes this initiative will assist in finding an innovative solution.”

Prior to the April 30 deadline for applications, there will be information sessions held in Regina, Saskatoon and online.  Application forms and further details on the program are available at www.innovationsask.ca.  A winner will be selected through a competitive process involving input from key stakeholders.  The winner will then receive funding of up to $10,000 and will work directly with SARM over the course of four months to develop a prototype of their technology.

“Our agriculture sector is at the forefront of innovation,” Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.  “Saskatchewan is home to a growing and inventive tech sector, ready to create solutions.  The Innovation Challenge is a great way to tap into the ingenuity and creativity of Saskatchewan people, and bring together the tech sector and SARM to find a solution that works for both rural residents and the public.”

The Innovation Challenge was first launched in 2017 with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice.  The challenge sought technological solutions to address rural crime.  Saskatoon’s Rivercity Technology Services Limited won the challenge and developed a prototype during the 16-week residency.  The company launched BeeSecure, an application-based tracking system and GPS device to alert land owners about irregular activity related to their property.

To learn more about the Innovation Challenge and how to participate, visit www.innovationsask.ca.

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For more information, contact:

David Horth
Innovation Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0926
Email: david.horth@gov.sk.ca

Jim Billington
Executive Council
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0425
Email: jim.billington@gov.sk.ca




"Calling all tech start-ups, researchers, entrepreneurs and students! We are looking for your innovative solutions to solve Saskatchewan challenges.

The Innovation Challenge is a program that harnesses the ideas and expertise of startup technology companies, together with government, to rapidly solve public sector challenges and create enhanced citizen experiences.

Saskatchewan is building partnerships with technology companies based on their skills and ideas, not their size or past experience selling to government.  

How does it work? 

We want the province’s best and brightest to propose their innovative solutions to the following challenge: 

 Innovation Challenge

“How can technology be used as a tool to obtain permission from rural property owners before accessing their land?”

 Background: Changes to The Trespass to Property Act require members of the public to receive permission from rural property owners before accessing their land. The focus of the legislation is to minimize and prevent misunderstandings over land use and to protect the interests of rural landowners.  However, the lack of publicly available land ownership information makes it difficult for individuals to request permission before accessing property. The Innovation Challenge aims to find a technological solution that enables the public and landowners to communicate with one another.

The minimum requirements of the prototype are:

1. enable communication between property owners and those seeking access to land; and,

2. demonstrate that permission has been granted.

The Challenge will be led by the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) with support from Innovation Saskatchewan. 

How can I participate?

If you are based in Saskatchewan and have an idea for solving this challenge using existing or new technology, you are invited to submit an expression of interest. Submissions will be evaluated by an internal committee who will select a shortlist of candidates. These shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal and to pitch their solution in front of a group of key stakeholders. The committee will select a challenge winner who will begin working with SARM and government partners in late spring 2019.

What does the winner receive? 

The winner will be awarded a 16-week residency period to develop and launch their solution in the Summer of 2019. You will benefit through:

  • A $10,000 grant;
  • The full rights to commercialize the solution and sell into the growing technology market;
  • The potential for customer validation and the ability to reference SARM and the Government of Saskatchewan as a customer;
  • The potential to contract with the Province to support, license, or maintain the solution created; and,
  • A greater understanding of working with and selling to independent associations and government entities.

Information sessions will be held in the coming weeks in Regina, Saskatoon, and online. Check back for dates and further information. 






The deadline to submit expressions of interest is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Avery Vold

306-933-5398



Events:
- Preeceville & District Lions Club Chase the Ace Minimum Jack-Pot is now at a $1,197.00 Draws every Thursday night at the Curling Rink. Watch their Ad's.   Follow the ACE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PreecevilleChaseTheAce/

Bingo
​606 Harvard Preeceville Air Cadets Squadron Sponsoring Committee BINGO. Every Thursday at Club 60. Doors open at 7pm, first game starts at 8pm.

Borscht & Perogy Lunch
 Thursday March 14th, 11:00am - 1:00pm Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Hall - Everyone Welcome! $10,00 Adults

St. Patrick's Day Dance - Saturday March 16th - 7:30 - 11:30pm - Hazel Dell Rec Centre $10.00 Pot Luck Lunch Music by "The Old Country Lads" 


Walking Club Too cold to go for a walk outside? Join other walkers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00-10:00 am at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall for the months of November thru to April. For more info contact Jackie at 306-547-2842.


Parkland and District Music Festival ​​
Parkland and District Music festival competition is being held March 31, April 1, 2 and 4 in Trinity United Church, Preeceville. April 3 is in Grace United Church in Sturgis and Sturgis Composite High School. Check poster for session times. Final Concert with scholarship presentations is Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 at Trinity United Church. Everyone welcome all week. If you are willing to volunteer during the week please call Anna Russell 306-547-4645.

Preeceville Wildlife Federation Annual Banquet & Awards Night
April 6th, 2019 at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall
Bugling Hour 5:30 pm Banquet 6:30 pm Dance to Follow Adult $25, Kids 5 - 12 $10, Pre-school Free Family Night of fun with a kids corner of activities, silent auction, live auction, and raffle tables. Sells out every year so get your tickets in advance. Dance Walk Ins - $10 must be accompanied by an adult. 


 - And as always if you wish to have an event promoted visit and post it to our Community Events Calendar at www.townofPreeceville.ca

Follow the Mayor on blogspot at http://mayorharris.blogspot.ca/












Thursday, 7 March 2019

What is mead? - Preeceville's Main Street with the Mayor Garth Harris for Thursday March 7th, 2019 8:35 am

Working Draft for:

Preeceville's Main Street with the Mayor Garth Harris for Thursday March 7th, 2019 8:35 am
With GX94's Craig Wallebeck > see him @ http://www.gx94radio.com/craig-Wallebeck

This week we focus on: What is mead?
https://www.prairiebeemeadery.ca/

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What is mead?

"The simplest explanation is that mead is any beverage created through the fermentation of honey. We all know that yeast causes the fermentation in grape-wine by dining on the sugars in the grape juice and transforming those sugars into alcohol. The process is the same with a mead, except that the yeast consumes the sugars in honey rather than in grape juice.

Mead has been enjoyed for thousands of years in every corner of the world. It has been made in so many different ways, by so many different cultures that, as with grape-wine, there is a vast vocabulary of terms used to describe different types of mead. For example, a melomel is a mead made with the addition of fruits, like our own delicious Strawberry Splash. And a metheglin is a spiced or medicated mead.

Mead is arguable the world’s oldest fermented beverage; it has been consumed for millennia across Europe, Asia and Africa. Imbibed by ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, by Vikings and Celts, this Old World libation is making a comeback across the modern world.

Prairie Bee Meadery

Prairie Bee is Saskatchewan’s first craft meadery. Our meads are hand-crafted in small batches with locally produced honey. We use only the best light, sweet honey primarily from clover, alfalfa and wildflowers. Real, all-Canadian fruits are incorporated in to the wines before fermentation, creating enchanting aromas and a variety of delectable flavours. Our meads can be sweet or dry, light or bold, making this ancient drink readily enjoyed by all in the new millennium.

Grandpa’s Garden

Grandpa’s Garden is our parent company, and the birthplace of our meadery. Grandpa’s Garden is a u-pick farm that opened to the public in the summer of 2012. We grow sour cherries, strawberries, raspberries, haskap berries and melons. We also have a selection of market garden vegetables for our customers to enjoy field-to-table deliciousness.

With all those fruit plants blossoming, it was inevitable that we would need bees on our farm to help turn those blooms into glorious fruits and vegetables. So in addition to delicious organically-grown produce, we also soon had honey to harvest – and lots of it!

Grandpa’s Garden Fruit Honey was the result. A blend of our farm-grown fruit with our light local honey made a fantastic and versatile spread, that we continue to offer at both our farm and our storefront in Moose Jaw.

Bees are miraculous and productive little insects, so even with the production of our fruit honey, we still had lots to play with. So – mead. We started at home, in carboys, and what we made was so delectable and thoroughly enjoyed by our friends and family, that we decided to take the plunge and produce it commercially for all to enjoy! In February of 2016 we were granted our license as a cottage winery, and in June of that year, Prairie Bee Meadery was open to the public!

Reviews & Articles – What Other People Say

Now we have been around for a while, quite a few folks have had the opportunity to say great things about our product.  Check out our reviews

  • Click here for Google Reviews
  • Click here for Facebook Reviews
  • Click here for Untappd Reviews

Also take a peak at some of our past media appearances


Tasting today at Thirsty Dogz Liquor from 3:00pm to 7:00 - check out the new Prairie Bee products and meet the owner Dennis. 




Safety when out there snowmobiling:


Welcome to the Sask Snow interactive trail map. View all the snowmobile trails in Saskatchewan, learn about their grooming status, and find services close to the trails. Permission is required to ride off trail or on any private property. Don’t drink and ride. It’s recommended that snowmobilers contact the club delegate prior to traveling to any area to find out if trails have changed. For detailed printed maps or club contact information visit the club’s page: 




See the Getting Started section to learn more about the Trail map.

Get this application on your cell phone today!

Events:

- Preeceville & District Lions Club Chase the Ace Minimum Jack-Pot is now at a $895.00 Draws every Thursday night at the Curling Rink. Watch their Ad's.   Follow the ACE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PreecevilleChaseTheAce/

- The Town of Preeceville is pleased to announce the opening of Preeceville Dental. The clinic is now accepting new patients from across the Parkland area. The phone number is 306-547-1555 and the address is 27 Main St North, which is the Library building in downtown Preeceville.



New business in town

 Lorissa's Floral Design. This is a fully functioning flower shop. You can visit her website at lorissasflowerdesigns.com Contact her via phone or text at 306-547-1213 or check out Hazel Blooms Greenhouse on Facebook for more information.

New Transportation Business
Owner/Operator Adrien Rock Friendly, Reliable and Honest Service

Majc Rides is a new, independently owned transportation service company. They offer rides from surrounding communities to Canora, Yorkton, Regina and Saskatoon. They use a late model Dodge Grand Carovan for their transportation services. You will be picked up from your community and driven to your destination and will be returned back to your home community. Mostly their service will be there for you for your Doctor's appointments or if you need to get to a larger center for shopping or visiting. To use their service you will need to book your ride at least 24 hours in advance. Fares are return trip included. Contact Majc Rides for pricing and bookings. Provincial subsidies are possible.

Contact Majc Rides at 306-563-8408    or acrock@sasktel.net

Bingo
​606 Harvard Preeceville Air Cadets Squadron Sponsoring Committee BINGO. Every Thursday at Club 60. Doors open at 7pm, first game starts at 8pm.

Walking ClubToo cold to go for a walk outside? Join other walkers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00-10:00 am at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall for the months of November thru to April. For more info contact Jackie at 306-547-2842.


Painting Art Class
Learn how to paint for Adults & Teens 13+ at the Preeceville Community Legion Hall. Thursday March 7th from 3:30 - 6:30. Limited Spots available! Call Andrea at 306-547-2810 to register. This class is free.

Parkland and District Music Festival ​​
Parkland and District Music festival competition is being held March 31, April 1, 2 and 4 in Trinity United Church, Preeceville. April 3 is in Grace United Church in Sturgis and Sturgis Composite High School. Check poster for session times. Final Concert with scholarship presentations is Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 at Trinity United Church. Everyone welcome all week. If you are willing to volunteer during the week please call Anna Russell 306-547-4645.



 - And as always if you wish to have an event promoted visit and post it to our Community Events Calendar at www.townofPreeceville.ca

Follow the Mayor on blogspot at http://mayorharris.blogspot.ca/