Category Archives: Scott

Firefighter practice

Giving up their Saturday to learn how to stay safe while protecting residents, 16 members of Wilkie’s fire department spent the better part of a day at Scott, Saskatchewan November 19 practising their firefighting skills – everything from how to lay out hoses to safely entering burning buildings. The end result was good learning in real life practice for the firefighters and an old derelict home cleaned up for the Town of Scott.

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Friday’s paper

Be sure to get a copy of the November 25th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald to learn more about what your volunteer firefighters do. Of course, there is lots of other information in your local community newspaper too! Check it out Friday for:

  • details on how Wilkie compares to other communities with respect to commercial property taxes;
  • a story on a neighbouring community that conducted a survey by drone;
  • a report on senior boys’ volleyball – Broncs head to provincials this weekend; and
  • some provincial news for hunters, including info about a new mapping tool for your smartphone.

Along with the RCMP report, editorial page, Blast From the Past, etc.

Below, an abandoned house in Scott Saskatchewan burns down after being used by the Wilkie fire crew for firefighting practice. More photos in Friday’s paper and additional photos being posted here later this week.

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Wilkie, Scott, Landis and TL council nominees

Local government elections will be held across Saskatchewan October 26, but there will be no polls in Wilkie.

In Wilkie, David Zeigler returns as mayor by acclamation. Councillors Carol Delainey, Kathy Heilman, Maryellen Herzog, Clarke Jackson, Alex Majewski and Jason Nissen were also all elected by acclamation. Jackson is new to council while the others were all running as incumbents.

In the Town of Scott, Mayor Eric Schell will continue to sit at the head of the table but the makeup of the council joining him remains to be determined. Five nominees – Stewart Brandt, agronomist; Norbert Gerein, farmer; Emeric Greenwald, retired; Carol Howell, housewife; and Duane Mann, farmer – are competing for four seats.

Long-time mayor of the Village of Landis, Joe Sarassin, is stepping down. He will be replaced by Don Beckett, a current councillor. Here too, five nominees – Travis Kolenosky, Dennis Rea, Wade Robinson, Andrew Scott and Kevin Yuzik – are competing for four seats.

Meanwhile, In Tramping Lake, councillors Arnold Simon and Sheila Simon are elected by acclamation but there will be a vote for mayor. Christine Lang and Joe Tuttle have both thrown their hats into the ring.