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April 22, 2009

One Month of Construction
This picture taken by News photographer Brett Holmes while in Don Twa’s airplane on Thursday afternoon shows early stages of the new arena in town now under construction. A new outdoor swimming pool has not yet been started but will be to the south of the arena. One ball diamond has been taken out while three others are partially shown across the top of the picture. Middle right shows heavy equipment near the tennis court that has been partially dismantled—while to the west is part of the Agriplex on the east side of town. The photo was taken exactly one month after construction began. ©Provost News Photo.

Museum to Nearly Double in Size
• 4,000 Square Foot Addition Planned
A 40 foot by 100 foot addition is being planned for the Provost and District Museum building which could take place this spring or summer.

President of the museum, Bob Paulgaard says the 4,000 square foot addition will soon be added onto the museum towards the west—which will double its size, not counting an upper floor in the existing building.

The M.D. of Provost is donating $50,000 for the project and museum organizers are applying for a matching provincial grant which may determine when the addition actually goes ahead.

Paulgaard is expecting that a shell will go up for now until more money is raised.

The addition is being triggered by more exhibits coming to town following an agreement with Partners in Motion of Regina. Strange and unusual exhibits, artifacts and devices (a flying car, a da Vinci gun, and catapult are among the exhibits) that have been used in a documentary television series called “The Re-Inventors” will be on display at the museum (see PN October 15, 2008). More exhibits are yet to come.

“It's exciting, there’s stuff happening.” A church bus tour in July to visit the museum is also in the works, Paulgaard adds and notes that the volunteer group will also host a wine and cheese session for an interprovincial archaeological society conference which will be held at Provost and Bodo at the end of April and early May. Both Alberta and Saskatchewan delegates will attend.

Complete story and photos in April 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Nursing Home Currently Off Limits to Public
The Provost nursing home is restricting visitation due to a respiratory infection outbreak that has kept visitors out since Monday, April 12 and it looks like the restriction will be enforced for at least another week.

Full story in April 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Provost News Nominated for National Award
The Provost News has been nominated for an award in the 2009 Better Newspapers Competition for “Best Photo Essay”.

The News is being recognized for its submission “Finding Light in the Dark” which ran October 1, 2008.
This category was open to weekly newspapers with a circulation up to 3,999.

The national award will be presented at the annual Canadian Community Newspapers Association convention held May 20 to 22 in Montreal, Quebec.

Full story and photos in April 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "What is Something You Want to Accomplish Within the Next Five Years?"
. . . and we heard answers from Reid Manning, Kendal Buxton, Kendal Buxton, Dulcie Turner, and Cleo Heath. Check out the April 22 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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