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A big thank to several volunteers and individuals for putting on the Canora Ag Days and the Live and Play Street Festival.
Mayor Mike Kwas notes some of the organizations involved where the Cruiser Car Club, the Tourism Committee, the Canora Ag Society and Public Works department.
Chariot and chuckwagon races as well as a Gymkana highlighted the weekend.
There was also a cabaret which featured the Crawdaddies.
An event will be held at the Western Development Museum in Yorkton. Back to the Farm is taking place at the WDM and will run today from 10:30am-4pm. Several events are taking place including the operation of various vintage tractors, binding of crop and plowing the back field, demonstrations of clay oven bread baking, rope making, blacksmithing and butter making. Regular Museum admission applies, while WDM members can get in for free.
Northern Health has issued a toxic drug alert, covering the Terrace area, after an increase in overdose events in the community.
Being sold as down, in both powder and pebble form, the purple substance contains highly toxic levels of both fentanyl and benzodiazepines.
Users are urged not to use alone or mix with alcohol, know your tolerance, start low and go slow, and to make use of overdose prevention sites.
Terrace’s local overdose prevention site is operated by the Intensive Case Management Team, at 4450 Grieg Avenue, and is open from noon to 4:00 Monday to Friday, except holidays.
The Municipality of Kincardine is returning to in-person events this year and has a line up for this summer.
These events include:
-Rock with your Docs, June 17 at Davidson Centre
-Cruise Nights, June 24, July 29, Sept. 2
-Kincardine Pride Parade, June 25
-Canada Day, July 1
-Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highlands Games, July 1-3
-The Lighthouse Blues Festival, July 8-10
-Bruce Power Fireworks, July 16
-Bulldogs Beach Dance, July 30
-The Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, Saturdays throughout the summer
-Farmers Markets, every Saturday
-Monday Markets in the Park
-Summer Music Festival, Aug. 7-12
-Airport 50th Anniversary event, Aug. 20
-Gathering of the Bands, Aug. 27
A full calendar of events is available on the municipal website.
The City of Owen Sound is advising residents they may experience delays and road closures this weekend.
The city says on June 18, various streets will be closed off as a result of the Billy Bishop Heritage Fest and Owen Sound Pride Parade.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3rd Avenue West will be closed from 9th Street West to 10th Street West for the Billy Bishop Heritage Fest.
From noon to 3:30 p.m., 2nd Avenue East will be closed from 8th Street East to 10th Street East, 1st Avenue West will be closed from 8th Street West to 10th Street West, 8th Street and 9th Street will stay open, but drivers can expect delays. Police will be directing traffic, allowing the parade to safely proceed through intersections.
From 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 7th Street/1st Avenue East will be closed from west of 2nd Avenue East to 8th Street East. The eastbound curb lane on 10th Street from 1st Avenue West to 2nd Avenue East will also be closed.
During these closures, the city says drivers visiting the River District or who are participating in the parade can park in the lot in the 800 Block of 3rd Avenue East and the lot in the 900 Block of 3rd Avenue East.
The Brooke Transit route will be re-routed at 1st Avenue West from 8th Street to 10th Street West from 11:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m.
The bus stops along 8th Street between 2nd Avenue West and 2nd Avenue East will not be available from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To celebrate the release of the Official Witsuwit’en-English Dictionary, the Witsuwit’en Language & Culture Society is going to be holding two events where copies of the dictionary will be handed out.
The first event will be held this Friday at the Witset First Nation Multiplex, located at 205 Beaver Rd, from 1 PM to 3 PM.
As of right now, the second event has neither a date or a venue scheduled.
The first event will see members of the Hagwilget and Witset First Nations allowed to attend and the second event will allow members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Ts’il Kaz Koh, Nee Tahi Buhn, and Skin Tyee to come.
For more information on these events, you can call 250 847 3166.