Monthly Archives: January 2015

Town Council Preparing “Community Needs Assessment Survey”

Gull Lake Residents will soon have the opportunity to help guide the future of our community through a, “Community Needs Assessment Survey”.  The survey will cover almost every phase of the community including planning, economic development, recreation, sport, culture and community services.

Council will be reviewing the survey at the next council meeting and putting on some final touches.  We will keep everyone posted as to the release date of the survey and how you can participate.

Mayor Campbell

Government Launching Initial Testing Of SaskAlert Emergency System Next Month

Written by Tara Garcia on Friday, 30 January 2015

The Saskatchewan Government has announced that initial testing of the SaskAlert Emergency System will begin next month.

Duane McKay, Emergency Management & Fire Safety Commissioner says the system will allow residents to be notified of emergencies and actions they can take.

“The SaskAlert System will provide the government, local authorities and municipalities and First Nations an opportunity to notify residents within their jurisdictions and within the province of emergencies and critical actions they can take to avoid significant impact.”

The testing will occur in an area around the Southern Alberta border all the way up to Meadow Lake provincial park.

The general public will be able to see test alerts through the Weather Network’s various media outlets such as their website, Twitter feed and smart phone app.

McKay says media will form the baseline for people to get information.

“Weve been monitoring this for a long period of time in terms of how people communicate and the type of communication devices that they have with them all the time. And obviously alot of people have smart phones. We also recognize that alot of people still listen to the radio and watch television and other social media and so we want to impact all of those avenues as much as we possibly can. Media will obviously form the baseline for people to get information. We want to make sure that everybody is connected as much as possible.”

The system will have two levels of alert. Level 1 is an immediate threat to life and property and level 2 is urgent information that is not critical to life.

via Local News

Tompkins Gun Show Returns This Weekend

Written by Penny Schreiner on Friday, 30 January 2015

A local tradition for 27 years returns to Tompkins this weekend.

The Garden Head Gun Club’s annual gun and hobby show goes Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Tompkins Community Centre.

Organizer, Bruce Martin, says they usually see between 500 and 800 people through the doors, adding there will be guns, knives, crafts, collectibles and home baking available, but says they have lost a few collectors over the past year.

“One of the main ones was Mike McGee, and the family has decided to display his world-class collection again,” Martin said. “There’s other dealers as well… Greg Illerbrun from Swift Current has a nice collection of Winchesters, and there’s lots of things for everybody to see.”

There will also be a concession on site both days and Cowboy Action Shooting Demos both days, and the Tompkins Legion is serving up breakfast both mornings from 8:00am to 10:00am.

Admission is $5.00 for the day or $8.00 for the weekend.

via Local News

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