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Each week we will be featuring a local business in a post on our website. The business will also be featured on the top page of our online Directory. This week’s feature business is B and L Tire Service located at 85 7th Street. The business is locally owned & operated by Bill and Lynn Cooke and employs two full-time employees. B and L Tire has been in business in our community for 25 years.

B & L Tire Service offers a variety of high-quality tires at affordable prices. Your tires are one of the most important parts of your automobile, so make sure that you take good care of them. We can also help you find the right tires for the summer and winter season. Stay safe by stopping by today!

Our small-town businesses contribute significantly to our local economy through the taxes they pay and people they employ. Our business owners live work and play in our community and have a vested interest in the future of our town. Congratulations to Bill & Lynn Cooke, and Staff of B and L Tire Service, and thanks for 25 years of contributions to our local economy.

Town of Gull Lake

CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 9 TO 15, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Despite recent cool and wet weather, good seeding progress was made for much of the province this past week.  Thirty per cent of the 2017 crop is now in the ground, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  The five-year (2012-2016) seeding average for this time of year is 33 per cent.

Seeding is most advanced in the southeast, where producers have 60 per cent of the crop in the ground.  Forty-six per cent is seeded in the southwest; 19 per cent in the east-central region; 16 per cent in the west-central region; eight per cent in the northwest and four per cent in the northeast.  Fifty-two per cent of chickpeas, 50 per cent of field peas, 49 per cent of lentils, 42 per cent of mustard, 37 per cent of durum and 21 per cent of spring wheat and canola have now been seeded.

Some areas of the province received large amounts of rainfall that is hindering field work and seeding efforts.  The Mayfair area reported receiving 47 mm of rain, the greatest amount of precipitation in the province.  Fields and roads in some regions remain wet and are unable to support equipment.  Warm and dry weather is needed for most producers, while others in more southern regions need rain to help crops germinate and emerge.


Provincially, cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 23 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and four per cent short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 14 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate, six per cent short and one per cent very short.

Producers are busy seeding, controlling weeds and trying to wrap up last year’s harvest.
A complete version of the Crop Report is available online at

Follow the 2017 Crop Report on Twitter at @SKAgriculture.

Source: CROP REPORT FOR THE PERIOD MAY 9 TO 15, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

THE T.REX DISCOVERY CENTRE OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend, reopens for the season on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

A gem of Saskatchewan’s southwest, the centre’s fossil exhibits feature Saskatchewan’s marine reptiles, prehistoric mammals and impressive dinosaurs including Scotty.  Scotty is arguably the world’s largest T. rex and the complete skeleton can only be seen at one location: the T.rex Discovery Centre.

“Saskatchewan has a rich fossil history and the T.rex Discovery Centre is an excellent place for citizens of our province to learn more about it,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said.  “Many of our province’s most famous fossils were discovered in southwestern Saskatchewan and visitors to the T.rex Discovery Centre can not only take in the exhibits, programs and events at the centre, but can also enjoy the great amenities and services offered by the Town of Eastend.  This centre is a great stop while traveling with families this summer.”

Open yearly from May long weekend through Labour Day weekend, the centre will kick off the season on May 20 with opening celebrations featuring a free BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with tours and activities all day.  The centre will host a number of family-friendly events throughout the summer including a celebration of Canada 150 on July 1, Dino Days on July 22 and Scotty’s birthday on August 16.

The T.rex Discovery Centre is an hour and a half drive from Swift Current and an hour drive from Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.  Visitors can check out the latest discoveries by RSM paleontologists or take a virtual trip to Scotty’s quarry using the brand new virtual reality glasses.

The T.rex Discovery Centre, located at #1 T-rex Drive in Eastend, is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m until Labour Day.  Visit for more information.  Admission is by donation.

Source: THE T.REX DISCOVERY CENTRE OPENS FOR THE 2017 SEASON | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

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