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Old Posted Jun 27, 2008, 12:15 AM
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looks like Weyburn will be home to a new Super8 hotel this year. a sign just went up today in the lot in between the canadian tire and the new Ramada hotel(which should be finished this month or next month). I'm going to assume this one will be four stories tall because the city just changed a bylaw saying that highway commercial properties can be built up to four stories( use to be three).

Phase three of the colliseum has begun which includes new seats, new dressing rooms, and sky boxes above new dressing rooms. They just tore down the old dressing rooms this week.

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It's taking quite a bit longer than expected.

A company called Meson Enterprises is looking to construct a Big Sky Carwash and 6 retails shops next to Weyburn's Tim Horton's.

According to Architect/Engineer Thomas Yung, finding local contractors with the cities booming economy hasn't been easy as well as the designing process has bit a bit of a problem.

Yung hopes to see work on the carwash and retail outlets by August as he plans to bring in construction crews from Vancouver.

Yung adds he also has planned for another 3 or 4 projects in our city but so far nothing has been completed or confirmed.
http://www.discoverweyburn.com/index...3522&Itemid=66

I think that is all for now.

Also, did anybody watch The National on tuesday to watch road stories - saskaboom? I caught most of it, missed some because of a quick thunderstorm.
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^ You can visit the CBC website and view the SASKABOOM video segments.

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Billions of barrels of oil sit underground around Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and the city is attracting hard-working rough necks in search of that black gold
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After nearly 2 years, it appears it's over for the Chinese delegation who decided to purchase the Souris Valley Building in Weyburn.

Last night, City council voted against giving DistributionCanada.com a 3 year extension for the agreement.

The deal will expire on June 30th and then the city will once again take over ownership.

Weyburn Mayor Debra Button says it is a little disappointing and on their behalf the Chinese delegation were working very hard to bring this to fruition.

She adds, it comes to a point where the provincial government does have an interest in the building if it does need to be knocked down.

Button says it was a difficult decision to make because of the historical aspects of Souris Valley.

Mayor button adds the $1,000,000 that was part of the original agreement with the delegation would have went a long way into extending the life of the building but with no heat, the seasons have taken their tole on it.

Button says the city is looking at tenders to knock over the building but there may be a still a chance to save it, should a group be interested and the government look over the deal.

That deadline is September 31st.

kinda sucks, i would have liked to see something happen to this building
That deadline is impossible to meet
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Some news out of Humboldt. Finally after what seems like decades, actually 6-7 years construction will soon begin.


Construction of Humboldt hospital set to begin
The StarPhoenix
Published: Saturday, July 05, 2008
Final approval has been given for construction of a new $40-million hospital in Humboldt.

Wright Construction was awarded the contract on Friday after financing details were finalized. The provincial cabinet approved $2.7 million in additional funding last week.

"The government wants to see this project move ahead without delay," Health Minister Don McMorris said in a news release.

"Residents and visitors will be well-served in the Humboldt area by this new health-care facility." Twenty-nine area municipalities are contributing a total of $13.3 million to the project, which will replace the aging current facility.

Construction on the 80,000-square-foot building is expected to begin soon and be completed by fall 2010.

"This is a great day for all of us," said Humboldt Mayor Malcolm Eaton.

"This facility sends a signal to investors that there is a long-term commitment to quality services for their employees and area residents." According to the news release, the new hospital will house acute-care services including expanded services for ambulatory care, outpatient and emergency, therapies, diagnostic and lab services, chemotherapy and clinic space for visiting specialists.

The building will also include community health services such as home care, public health, mental health, addiction services and health promotion.

Officials say locating acute and community-based services together will improve access and allow greater co-ordination.

The existing building was constructed in 1955, with an addition in 1967.
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New Hotel Coming to Weyburn

There has been plenty of construction around Weyburn lately and it doesn't look like it will slow down any time soon.

Weyburn will be the new home of a Best Western hotel franchise.

The hotel will be located near the Weyburn Wal-Mart.

It will consist of 95 suits with a pool, hot tub, workout room, meeting room and continental breakfast.

According to one of the owners, Garry Brer, the drawings are complete and the Geo-Tech work is being done right now.

Construction will start late this summer with hopes to be completed by next summer.
with these new hotels going up here, i hope we get a crap load of shopping stores and restaurants. there isn't alot to shop for in weyburn. Also speaking of hotels, the super8 being built this summer will be 66 rooms
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well winkler manitoba got a wal mart on 1000 Navigator Road

and this looks fairly new


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Funding targets infrastructure needs
Small communities to submit proposals
The StarPhoenix
Published: Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Saskatchewan municipalities with outstanding infrastructure projects would be well advised to submit their wish lists.

During the next six years the federal and provincial governments will invest $189 million -- $94.5 million apiece -- to help communities under 100,000 people address priorities such as cleaner water and better waste management. The funding, which comes from the Building Canada Fund, was announced Monday at Innovation Place by Lynne Yelich, Conservative MP for Blackstrap.

With matching contributions from communities, the amount may rise to more than $283 million during the course of the program, she noted.

"I'm excited to be making this announcement today as this represents a significant step forward in helping communities . . . meet their unique challenges and in turn, making Saskatchewan's economy stronger while contributing to a cleaner environment," Yelich said.

"Renewing our province's infrastructure is a priority for this (provincial) government," added Bill Hutchinson, Saskatchewan's minister of municipal affairs. "By investing wisely in our communities and working together we can ensure the economic success we are seeing today in Saskatchewan is sustainable into the future."

Municipalities can submit applications beginning July 15, with the deadline for the first stage set for Aug. 29. Applications will be available at www.canada-saskbcf-cc.ca.

A total of $72 million will be allocated in the first stage, of which $12 million will be dedicated to northern Saskatchewan communities. Projects will be rated by a federal-provincial committee through a competitive process.

The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association welcomed the news.

"We want to see shovels in the ground. We missed this year, but now we know that projects will start as soon as the ground thaws next year," SUMA president Allan Earle said in a press release.

"The challenging part will be to go through all of the applications. I imagine that we will see more requests for funding than there is money available in the first year. Thank goodness we have six years to get to everyone."

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Official says Great Sand Hills study will be released to public
Angela Hall, Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, July 10, 2008

REGINA -- Planning to ensure that the Great Sand Hills of southwest Saskatchewan has a sustainable future remains underway, a year after a massive two-year study of the area was handed over to the provincial government.

But members of the public will soon be given a formal chance to weigh in, said Randy Seguin, director of the province's environmental assessment branch.

The Great Sand Hills Regional Environmental Study was completed and handed over to the province last July, and then forwarded to the environmental assessment branch for review.

The then-NDP government also announced that more portions of the native prairie landscape in southwest Saskatchewan would be designated as ecological reserves.

However, the report contained a number of recommendations for the area, and some observers have questioned why little has been heard about the report in the past year.

But Seguin said work has been ongoing. A technical team has been reviewing the massive report, and that input will be put into a public document that aims to bring some "clarity to the complexity," he said.

"What we try to do is create something that's helpful to the public to understand what the technical people think about the report," Seguin said.

People will have 60 days to provide written input, up from the usual 30, once the technical document is ready for review sometime in August, he said.

"It's an exciting piece of work and it will be interesting to see how the public responds to it."

Biologist Branimir Gjetvaj said he has been concerned about a lack of action, and worried that the report of a year ago seemed to have faded away in the wake of an election and the transition to a new government.

However, Gjetvaj said he's encouraged to hear the public will have two months to provide input.

But he hopes the province will ultimately put up the money -- and potentially use some of its resource revenues -- to make some of the recommendations happen. There are good ideas in the original report, such as hiring environmental monitors, but they will "require a lot of funding and commitment from the government," he said.

Having a comprehensive plan is critical as the resource industry eyes further development opportunities in the area, Gjetvaj said.

Seguin said the native prairie at the centre of attention is ecologically important, but it also carries spiritual and cultural significance for First Nations. As well, the Great Sand Hills area is important to ranchers, and holds economic potential due to natural gas in the area.

"If we're going to attempt to look at sustainability and management ... you have to take all these key things into consideration, into the mix, and try to come up with an overarching plan to help hopefully guide us down the path that will allow these things to work in a harmonious fashion," he said.

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well winkler manitoba got a wal mart on 1000 Navigator Road

and this looks fairly new


http://www.cityofwinkler.ca/index.php
Ugh, I guess it's time to admit it: Despite what my original user name would suggest, I do not infact, currently live in Winnipeg. Actually, I live an hour south in a small town, not to far from Winkler. I hate it. That high rise? There are two of them, there should be one on the opposite side of the highway. They are not a big deal. In fact, where I live, in a small community of no more than 4 thousand, we have a five storey condo plaza right in the middle of town, only for the wealthy seniors. Yep, things are for the elderly down here in southern Manitoba. Winkler has nothing special, trust me. Yea, there is a walmart and superstore, a Tim Hortens and soon, an A&W *gasp*. And if you want to get really fancy, there is a Boston Pizza just east of Morden, right in the middle of nowhere. Makes it look like their expecting development to spurt up right around them. Things sure are booming down here.
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Ugh, I guess it's time to admit it: Despite what my original user name would suggest, I do not infact, currently live in Winnipeg. Actually, I live an hour south in a small town, not to far from Winkler. I hate it. That high rise? There are two of them, there should be one on the opposite side of the highway. They are not a big deal. In fact, where I live, in a small community of no more than 4 thousand, we have a five storey condo plaza right in the middle of town, only for the wealthy seniors. Yep, things are for the elderly down here in southern Manitoba. Winkler has nothing special, trust me. Yea, there is a walmart and superstore, a Tim Hortens and soon, an A&W *gasp*. And if you want to get really fancy, there is a Boston Pizza just east of Morden, right in the middle of nowhere. Makes it look like their expecting development to spurt up right around them. Things sure are booming down here.
I haven't been to Winkler/Morden but from what I heard it is growing.
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I haven't been to Winkler/Morden but from what I heard it is growing.
Oh, it's growing, trust me. Winkler has about as much pride as Calgary when it comes to city growth. As soon as they reached the demographic mark changing them from a "town" to a "city", they sure didn't hesitate to make it known. What is it, 9000 people there now? Honestly, there are more people in Steinbach and I don't even talk about Steinbach like it's a city. Sure, there is potential, but as of now, nothing major other than large scale middle class developments.
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Oh, it's growing, trust me. Winkler has about as much pride as Calgary when it comes to city growth. As soon as they reached the demographic mark changing them from a "town" to a "city", they sure didn't hesitate to make it known. What is it, 9000 people there now? Honestly, there are more people in Steinbach and I don't even talk about Steinbach like it's a city. Sure, there is potential, but as of now, nothing major other than large scale middle class developments.
Well just wait .. before you know it you'll have a Super 8 and a McDonald's, from there can metropolis be too far off?
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Well just wait .. before you know it you'll have a Super 8 and a McDonald's, from there can metropolis be too far off?
Actually, they already do have both. And a mall, heck, the town I live in even has a dying mall. It makes me laugh the lack of development in the mall, going in there is like entering a seniors home.
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What happens when Winkler and Morden grow into each other? Do they become one city.. maybe Winkden .. or Mordler.
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Actually, they already do have both. And a mall, heck, the town I live in even has a dying mall. It makes me laugh the lack of development in the mall, going in there is like entering a seniors home.
WOW!! .. I will seriously have to go down there and take a look.

If they land a Starbucks they'l have it made.
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Haha, dead malls are fun. One by the house I grew up in has an entire hall that's pretty much empty except for a library. If it wasn't for the Zeller's and Shoppers Drug Mart, even seniors wouldn't go there.

Does the mall in Winkler have a food court? Dead mall food courts are so sad. They try so hard but fail.

If Winkler was in Northwestern Ontario, BTW, it would probably have a few A&Ws. They outnumber McDonalds up here. (Unless you count the Walmart ones.)
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WOW!! .. I will seriously have to go down there and take a look.

If they land a Starbucks they'l have it made.
Honestly, save yourself the gas money. Not worth the trip, unless you want to go mini golfing. They pretty much have anything steinbach would have. (no starbucks, and there won't be as the Mennonites in the town are way to cheap to spend money on culture, and would rather buy their coffee at the single and over-swamped Tim Hortens) It almost makes me sick how people are constantly talking about going to winkler for this and that, and when you bring up Winnipeg, there like "Yea, we go maybe twice a year" as if it's some long three day trek with horse and sled through the cold winter to the "big city." People need to grow up. (maybe I'm one of them)

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Haha, dead malls are fun. One by the house I grew up in has an entire hall that's pretty much empty except for a library. If it wasn't for the Zeller's and Shoppers Drug Mart, even seniors wouldn't go there.

Does the mall in Winkler have a food court? Dead mall food courts are so sad. They try so hard but fail.

If Winkler was in Northwestern Ontario, BTW, it would probably have a few A&Ws. They outnumber McDonalds up here. (Unless you count the Walmart ones.)
No, they don't. They have Shoppers Drug mart as an Anchor and Southland Cinemas. They have a sports store, a Penningtons (14+), a Source (By Circuit City) a jewellers and a few other random shops. Its surprisingly busy on somedays, and oh boy, you should see it on sunday afternoons when the Mennonites show up for the movie matinées.
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Does the mall in Winkler have a food court? Dead mall food courts are so sad. They try so hard but fail.

Yes, and they have untraditional restaurants like Ned's Chinese Food.
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Honestly, save yourself the gas money. Not worth the trip, unless you want to go mini golfing. They pretty much have anything steinbach would have. (no starbucks, and there won't be as the Mennonites in the town are way to cheap to spend money on culture, and would rather buy their coffee at the single and over-swamped Tim Hortens) It almost makes me sick how people are constantly talking about going to winkler for this and that, and when you bring up Winnipeg, there like "Yea, we go maybe twice a year" as if it's some long three trek with horse and sled through the cold winter to the "big city." People need to grow up. (maybe I'm one of them)
Perhaps you'll change your mind when Winkden has its own International Airport.

You could always make the big move to Winnipeg.. and then call your friends back home and tell them about your life in the Big City.
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