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December 12, 2007
Let’s Go
Boys and girls pile onto this homemade sleigh on Sunday night in Chauvin for a spin around the village. The rides were offered after a community Christmas carol festival hosted by the Chauvin Gospel Centre. ©Provost News Photo.
More Volunteers Needed to Teach English
People to teach basic English, math or other basic life skills so some people can operate in the community are still being sought in Provost on a regular basis.

Right now there are four people getting help with basic skills and two are on a waiting list, says Provost & District Adult Learning co-ordinator for literacy, Sherry Gagné.

Three of the people getting volunteer help are from Provost while the other is from Czar.

“I have learners and no tutors” says Gagné of two on a waiting list.

Both people who left school early and those from other nations are seeking the help here.
Two people are being tutored to use English as a second language while sometimes other local people may be trying to upgrade their basic literacy skills and may be working towards a Graduated Educated Diploma (equivalent to grade 12). If the GED is to be used for college entry, then it’s deemed to be the same as a Grade 11 equivalence.

International people coming to live in the community may be having trouble with speaking English and integrating generally, “so language is a big barrier. English is very hard to learn to speak” and often has more than one meaning for a word, Gagné points out.

Provost’s latest international visitor speaks Arabic (Lebanese dialect), German and can read French. Mark Kantar of Lebanon also speaks English though he wants to speak it properly so is at Provost & District Adult Learning every day to upgrade.

The 47 year old told The Provost News in an interview on his first lesson that he is in Canada and Provost for six months “to see the land.” His wife, who is in Lebanon visited here last year.

Full story and photos in December 12 edition of The Provost News.
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On Patrol
with RCMP Const. Kris Kyle
• 3 Snowmobiles Stolen;
• Truck Recovered in Macklin
Provost RCMP responded to 41 calls for service between November 25 and December 9. These calls included: abandoned vehicles, assault, break and enter to a business, disturbing the peace, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, mischief under $5,000, uttering threats, uttering fraudulent documents, municipal bylaws, suspicious person, theft of property, business and residential alarms, and numerous traffic complaints including traffic collisions.

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Minor Hockey Association Gets Cash
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "How Do You Plan to Spend Christmas?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Janene Burwash, Maurice Turcotte, Hilda Wetzstein, Howard White, and Rebecca Gross.
Check out the December 12 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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