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December 10, 2008

Hockey players and swimmers are represented in this picture where a sign has gone up at the site of the new Provost Regional Activity Centre in the northwest corner of the fairgrounds. Back, from left are Mayor Ken Knox, recreation director Kevin Ganser, committee member Collin Scheck, M.D. councillor Tom Schneider, committee chairman Dwayne Chopek and Reeve of the M.D., Allan Murray. All alone in front meanwhile is the coolest guy in the picture who looks like he can’t wait for the new swimming pool to open—town employee Gerald Fleck who gives his thumbs-up to the project. Another picture inside. ©Provost News Photo.

Value of Building Permits Triple in ’08
The Town of Provost experienced a jump in construction in 2008 as compared to 2007 with residential, commercial and institutional projects all making noticeable gains in the amount of money being spent.

Total building permits issued by the Town of Provost in 2008 was $7,613,585 while in 2007 the total building permits issued amounted to $2,131,300.

The percentage increase from 2007 to 2008 is approximately 57 percent.

In 2008 residential building permits issued totalled $2,244,385 (47 percent increase over 2007).

Total commercial building permits issued in 2008 accounted for $3,769,200 (698 percent increase over 2007).

Total institutional building permits (which includes churches, hospitals and municipal projects issued for this year totalled $1,600,000 (1,128 percent increase over 2007).

In 2007 permits for construction in town issued were: residential, $1,529,000; commercial, $472,000; and institutional, $130,300.

• Lot Development
There are 52 new residential lots now available with a price range of $45,000 to $85,000; three residential lots by mobile home subdivision that range in price from $14,689 to $14,836; and six mobile home subdivision lots ranging between $13,500 and $20,306. There is also one multi family lot selling for approximately $45,000; 18 new commercial lots with a price range of $64,900 to $151,900; and seven existing commercial lots in the price range of $44,900.

• Future Developments
A golf course expansion in the Paulgaard subdivision has been landscaped and seeded—and may be ready to use in 2009.

Both the M.D. 52 and town councils have given the go ahead to the construction of a new recreation facility (picture in this paper) with construction to be done in stages over the next several years, according to information from the town office.

Full story in December 10 edition of The Provost News.
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MP Flooded With ‘Irate’ Calls; Parliament Suspended
Member of Parliament for this constituency, Leon Benoit says that his office has been flooded with messages over the recent turmoil in Ottawa that came to a head—at least temporarily when the Governor General, Michelle Jean called a time out and allowed a prorogue of parliament as Prime Minister Stephen Harper had asked for. That move postponed a no-confidence vote from the government’s opponents.

Benoit, who flew back to the constituency, arriving home at 2 a.m. Friday, December 5 talked to The Provost News in a telephone interview from his home in Vermilion on Friday afternoon. He and his office had “Probably 500 e-mails and calls in two days.” Almost all of the callers “are irate and are in a state of disbelief” that political parties would try what Benoit says some have called a “coup” or undemocratic arrangement.

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Provost Leading Sr. Hockey League
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Can You Offer Some Driving Tips?"
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