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March 26, 2008
Bearing an Easter Message
Good Friday was marked by people who walked from the United Church on Main Street in Provost on March 21 as the death of Jesus Christ was commemorated. The carrying of the cross, worship and prayer was organized by local churches and took place after the inter-denominational group met at 2 p.m. for the walk to the Provost hospital grounds. Others from around the world also held special services to mark the season. ©Provost News Photo.
Hughenden Arena Gets $126,000 Boost from Auction, Donors
A live and silent auction held in Czar has raised $126,000 that will go towards a new ice plant at the Hughenden arena.

The old ice plant has worn out and requires $50,000 for repairs.

A new ice plant will cost between $375,000 and $400,000 so the money that was raised Wednesday night, March 19 will go “a long way for matching provincial grants” says Murray Waring who is president of the Central Sports Garden and Hughenden Agricultural Society.

With the money received the organizers will now go ahead and make a down payment for the new ice plant.

A beef on a bun supper was first held at the Czar community hall followed by bids of donated materials on tables as well as a live auction.

Over 400 people attended the fund raising event that went on until approximately 10 p.m.
“We are ecstatic” says Waring of the turnout of people and the money raised. “It was more than double what I had expected, actually” he told The Provost News in an interview.

There were an estimated 200 different groups, businesses or people who donated goods, money, time or services to the evening.

Work on installing the new ice plant in Hughenden is scheduled to take place on June 1 with a month set aside to set it up and get it working.

The 35 year old ice plant had a collapsed tube inside its chilling mechanism and the emissions were also hard on the environment, he added. The new ammonia plant will be compliant with the environment and is expected to be 25 percent more efficient to run.

The new ice plant will also capture heat that will be routed to dressing rooms so a savings in general heating costs should be realized during the winters.

The Czar I.O.O.F want to help with the project and are making plans to host a steak supper in the Czar hall on June 14.

In the meantime Waring says that they hope to work with the M.D. 52 to see if that local government can help out with some of the shortfall in cash for the ice project.

Rest of story and photos in March 26 edition of The Provost News.
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Provost Health Centre to Get Sterile Room Upgrade
Seven health care facilities offering central sterile room (CSR) services in East Central Health (ECH) will receive facility renovations, new equipment and some additional staff.

Full story in March 26 edition of The Provost News.
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36th Annual Music Festival Association Features Color Night
Full story and photo in March 26 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "We Ask the Zone 7 Bantam Hockey Winners: How Can You Become a Provincial Champion?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Cole Dobovich, Chance Braid, Kurri Winterholt, Dustin Pickard, and Jonathan Power.
Check out the March 26 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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