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November 14, 2007
Helping Others
Beavers leader Brenda Lucas was one of several people who filled or help fill shoe boxes that will soon be shipped to children in foreign countries. The local Beavers prepared 16 boxes this year. The boxes can be filled with small gifts or personal items like toys, school supplies, dolls and even personal notes. Melanie Murray spearheaded the world-wide Samaritan’s Purse project in the Provost area. ©Provost News Photo.
Town Expanding by 80 Acres to East
‘We need more highway commercial property’—Mayor
The Town of Provost is growing again with a land deal underway that will see 80 acres added to its eastern boundaries.

Acting administrator for the town, Wendy Trenerry told The News that the property is east of Winterhawk Enterprises Ltd. and extends from Highway 13 to south of Maverick Oilfield Services Ltd. to the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. The property, to be designated commercial (which includes industrial) will extend approximately a quarter mile towards the east.

Mayor Ken Knox said that the Town of Provost is paying $500,000 for the land and if all the property was to be developed immediately another $500,000 could be spent. However it’s likely that only a portion, “the top half” will be developed at an anticipated cost of $300,000 for water, sewer, roads, gas and power.

Knox adds the town is paying the landowner “the going rate” for property near its boundaries. A down payment has been made and the land is being surveyed and registered.

“We need more highway commercial property and people are looking at the town. Yes, we looked to expand.”
The town was becoming limited in its property with only about 10 commercial lots south of Winterhawk that are now available, said Knox. Those lots (with little highway exposure) comprise one serviced lot and four unserviced and five more that are undeveloped.

It’s anticipated the new area will be serviced in the spring.

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Memories ‘Beginning to Fade’ of Earlier Wars — Remembrance Day Speaker
An estimated 360 people filled Prairie Hall during a Remembrance Day service in Provost on Sunday morning, November 11 and heard that more people should be reminded of the costs of war.

The Provost Ministerial Association organized the service.

After O Canada was sung to begin the service, Pastor Paul McCormick gave a prayer and a scripture reading was given by Rev. Joselito Cantal.

McCormick told the crowd that because of today’s computer games “it’s now possible to experience some aspects of war from the comforts of our living room.” But he said these games cloud the picture of what war really is. “When we see war as a game, we have forgotten the cost.” And with only three veterans in the front row watching and listening added that “There are fewer people able to remind us of the cost of war, those who have survived the brutality of war . . . As the years stretch since the Great War, World War II, and the Korean War, the memories fade; if not in the veterans themselves, then by the shrinking number of veterans able to remind us.” He acknowledged Canadians are at war in Afghanistan but said it was his impression that “we are already desensitized to the trickle of Canadian coffins coming back from Afghanistan. “Hopefully reading all at once the names of the 27 fallen soldiers (given later) either born or posted in Alberta will be a shock to our systems.” He also gave thanks to those who have served Canada during times of war and “who have paid costs on behalf of others.”

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NDP Hits Wall
• New Party Proclaimed in Saskatchewan
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "What Kind of Message Can Native Dancing Illustrate?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Chris Bullbear, Crystal Black Horse, Spike Eagle Speaker Jr., Molly Littlechild, and Jocko McHugh.
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