Category Archives: SouthWest Saskatchewan

Winterfest 2018 Planning Underway

The Gull Lake Winterfest Committee is working closely with the Tourism Committee planning Winterfest 2018. This year’s feature events will include children’s entertainer Keegan Duck. Keegan has been doing magic and entertaining children and adults for over two decades. He has performed stage shows all over Western Canada. One of the most popular activities the Amazing Race is back, and you can play and have a chance to beat last year’s reigning champions Stuart Chutter, Stephanie Sells, Diana Ruetz, Braden Ruetz. The really spectacular Winterfest Fireworks Show is also a must-see for all those who attend the Winterfest Event.

The fun does not stop there as the Day will be packed with lots of family fun activities. The SW Bakeoff Competition is back and this year you will have a chance to dethrone last year’s baking champion Lea Stevenson participating in SW Saskatchewan’s Best Cheesecake Competition. Take part in the pie eating contest and beat last years champion Kevin To. Mini Trade Show, Mini Golf, Street Hockey, Crafts, Face Painting, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Senior Games and much moremore.

So mark Saturday, February 17, 2018, on your calendar and plan to attend our Winterfest 2018 Event. Watch our Winterfest Web Page and Gull Lake Events for more announcements and a complete list of activities.

Gull Lake Winterfest Committee

Energy company developing two wind energy project proposals in southwest Saskatchewan

The wind energy potential of southwest Saskatchewan is attracting the attention of independent power producers that are competing for contracts under SaskPower’s procurement process for wind power generation. ENGIE Canada hosted public open houses in the area for two wind energy project proposals that will be submitted to SaskPower.

Source: Energy company developing two wind energy project proposals in southwest Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Hometowns Welcome Provincial Strategy on Climate Change

Saskatchewan hometowns, as represented by the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), resolved earlier this year to lead on carbon reduction strategies.  SUMA and our members welcome the Government of Saskatchewan’s strategy on climate change, released this week.

“At Convention 2017, our members clearly acknowledged the leadership role of Saskatchewan towns, cities, villages, and northern communities,” said SUMA President Gordon Barnhart. “SUMA members play a vital role in climate change adaptation, from resilient infrastructure to energy efficiency, and finding innovations to green our municipal operations.”

After a resolution at our annual convention in February, SUMA began tracking members green efforts. Our website currently lists more than 30 projects, such as:

• retrofitting municipal buildings for energy efficiency;
• renewing contaminated sites in energy efficient ways;
• using solar power for facilities and new revenue streams;
• converting landfill gas into a power source; and
• aligning asset management plans with green goals.

“These examples show that SUMA and our members recognize how important adaptation is,” said President Barnhart. “They also highlight the importance of working with our neighbours and other orders of government on planning and funding. We look forward to consultations with the provincial government to create a plan that works for
everyone, and to help hometowns access infrastructure funding for adaptation.”

Related background:
Resolution on carbon tax and urban municipal leadership (February 2017)
SUMA Climate Change Adaptation Policy (November 2015)

Source: http://www.suma.org/img/uploads/news/climate_change_strategy.pdf

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