FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Naicam, SK – Dec 29, 2016 – The Town of Naicam is embarking on a major upgrade to the Viking SportsPlex, in order to provide improved accessibility, safety and functionality of the community facility. The Government of Canada announced on December 21st, 2016 that the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP) is investing $4,390,906 in 62 recreational and cultural projects across Saskatchewan. The Viking SportsPlex in Naicam is among the 62 projects approved under this grant.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will provide 50% of costs amounting to $42,250 for the project, while the Town of Naicam will provide the remainder of the funding, gathered from a variety of sources. Upgrades currently approved under the grant include new rubber flooring, taller safety glass in the rink, a kids play area, a wheelchair lift to the bleacher area and some landscaping at the curling rink. The project is scheduled to be completed by September 30, 2017, with large portions of the project finished as early as March 31, 2017.
“It is important for us to be able to provide the residents of Naicam and our visiting spectators, players and groups with an accessible, safe and enjoyable place to gather,” says Mayor Rodger Hayward. “These upgrades will not only make our facility safer and more accessible, but will improve functionality and usability for years to come. Without grants like this, these sorts of major upgrades just wouldn’t be possible for a small communities like ours.”
The Town of Naicam is a community of approximately 700 people in East Central Saskatchewan approximately 224 kilometers north of Regina and 50 km south of Melfort. From youth skating and curling to adult hockey, and from bonspiels and tournaments to community fundraisers, the Viking Sports Plex is the hub of the Naicam and District recreational community. All of the sports teams in the town are called the “Naicam Vikings” in honour of the original Norwegian and Scandanavian people that settled the area. The facility also houses a concession booth, mezzanine, three sheet curling rink, and virtual golf simulator.
The only changes to the hours of the Waste Transfer Station is that it will close at 3:00pm on Saturday, Dec 24th, 2016.
Garbage pick up will be as usual during the Holiday Season into the New Year.
(Section 66 of the Act)
Notice of Call for Nominations (Municipal Elections)
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of:
Councillor: Town of Naicam
Number to be elected: 1
will be received by the undersigned on the 14th day of December, 2016, from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 208 1st Ave N. (Municipal Office), and during regular business hours on November 25th to December 13th, 2016, at 208 1st Ave N. (Municipal Office).
Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location:
208 1st Ave. N. (Municipal Office)
Dated this 25th day of November, 2016.
Important information on running for municipal office can be found here:
or by calling Municipal Inquiry at (306) 787-2680
The Truck Fill will be out of order for repairs from 9:am to 12:00pm on November 3, 2016.
The work has been completed as of November 3, 2016 at 12:47pm.
The Government of Saskatchewan honoured 144 recipients with The Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal in October 2016. Among the recipients were Naicam Volunteer Firefighters Robin Parry, Perry Zenner (not present), Carl Peterson, Ken Peterson and Stan Rude.
The 2016 recipients include fire fighters, corrections workers, Canadian Forces members, RCMP plus other detachments of police officers, conservation officers Canada Border Services Agency officers and other emergency medical responders.
Thank you to our election officials, the candidates/agents, and all those who came out to vote in the 2016 Municipal Election.
Election Results are posted below for COUNCILLOR.
Becker, Richard 27
Dawe, Jason 85
Hardy, Bev 118
Holmstrup, Daniel 42
Hood, Jackie 154 ELECTED
Leicht,Troy 170 ELECTED
Lindbloom, Mike 169 ELECTED
McDermid, Alicia 35
Missler, Amy 170 ELECTED
Moskal, Adam 65
Ramler, Jack 147 ELECTED
Talloden, Palmer 123 ELECTED
Woolsey, Kris 59
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is a one-day field trip for teenagers that occurred on Oct 5, 2016 in Naicam, SK. It is described as a vivid clinical reality which is a strikingly graphic and intense observation that is either live and/or video and/or photographic in nature that replicates the true experience of an individual who requires or has received medical treatment for traumatic injuries. This true-to-life experience can offer multi-sensorial stimuli which can produce powerful feelings, strong mental images and physical, visceral reactions. The reactions from this experience can often be the educational catalyst that is the source of positive changes to unhealthy risk-taking behaviors and choices. Their day follows the painful journey of a trauma patient from pre-hospital care through to rehabilitation.
- An EMS presentation
- An Emergency Physician presentation
- Tours through Emergency Units and Funeral Home scenario
- Lunch scenario with an Occupational Therapist
- A presentation from the RCMP and a presentation by a young Survivor who was the victim of someone else’s risk-taking behavior
Students attending were provided lunch. They ate with special devices to help simulate brain and spinal cord injury. We want to help the teens understand how difficult a simple task like eating can become when you are injured.
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is offered to teenagers free of charge. The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is an overwhelming success. Response from teenagers, parents, teachers and community agencies has been extremely positive. The P.A.R.T.Y. program prevents tragedy.
Thank you to Carl Peterson (Fire Chief) and all volunteer Firemen; Corrine Dauk (Ambulance Coordinator) and EMRs; Constable Greg Dale; Harold Narfasson (Mortician); Ruth Warkentin, Karen Voldeng, Helen Obrigewitch (victims); Vera Flath, Renae Grigo (mock E.R. staff); Town of Naicam for free use of the Town Hall and Ambulance Training Centre; Kelsey Trail Health Region PHC Leadership Team (Kelly Crozon, Coordinator) for providing pizzas and beverages for lunch; M&M for preparing the pizzas and their donation of a free pizza; Perry Zenner for providing the tow truck and crash vehicles and to Chris Chudyk, VP at Naicam School and all of the students participating in the program.
With the terrible weather conditions, our invited guest speaker was unable to attend, but we would like to give a heartfelt “thank you” to Vera Flath for filling in and giving her presentation as the mother of a youth who was injured as a result of risk taking behavior as well as her experiences as an EMT with the Naicam Ambulance.
This program is offered every two years.