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Weyburn Year in Review – October

Southeast school divisions put in COVID policy

WEYBURN – Several school divisions, including South East Cornerstone Public School Division and the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division, announced Oct. 4 their intent to develop and implement a policy where employees have to make a choice to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result on a regular basis.

Mother and daughter Indigenous artists, Kathy and Krystal Glowatski of Olive’s Branch Art Studio in the former Signal Hill Arts Centre, supported a non-profit organization as a way to recognize Canada’s first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30 as they opened up the studio for the day.

The Weyburn Concert Series launched its new 2021-22 season, after the previous entire season had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Charlize Hallberg of Weyburn had tears in her eyes and a big smile when her name was announced as the 2021 Queen for the Saskatchewan Riding Clubs Association at their provincial riding competition in Moose Jaw.

The Weyburn Primary Health Care Clinic and Weyburn Health Centre opened as a merged facility at the current Weyburn Health Centre location on Oct. 4.

Roland and Lois Olson, residents of the hamlet of North Weyburn since moving there 52 years ago, were honoured with the renaming of a street on Oct. 8.

A former Stoughton woman, Monique Regier, competed in a team of three on the Big Bake show on the Food Network on a Halloween-themed episode, which aired on Oct. 18.

Around 2,000 residents of Weyburn and area came out to celebrate a brand new recreation and culture facility, the Credit Union Spark Centre, along with Culture Days, as the ribbon was cut to officially open Weyburn’s new “crown jewel” on Oct. 16.

Mryglod Steel and Metals, along with Southside Auto Wreckers, in Weyburn provided a very tangible “thank you” to health care workers at the Weyburn General Hospital on Oct. 13 with a free lunch from a local barbecue food truck.

The City of Weyburn council approved a policy on Oct. 25 of asking for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to all facilities, with a few small exceptions, which effect on Nov. 8.

The Weyburn Comp Eagles football team ended their regular season undefeated, after claiming a 30-0 victory over the Moose Jaw Peacock Tornadoes on Oct. 22.

Education Minister and MLA Dustin Duncan joined students, staff and representatives of South East Cornerstone Public School Division (SECPSD) and the Mayor of Weyburn, Marcel Roy, to celebrate Education Week and the grand opening of the new Legacy Park Elementary School on Oct. 20.

The lynx was chosen as the new mascot for Legacy Park Elementary School out of some 300 submissions, and the school colours will be a six-colour rainbow, using the colours of their six learning centres.

The students of Weyburn Comprehensive School took part in a “Walk for Wenjack” on Oct. 22, to help raise awareness about the history of residential schools in Canada.

The Young Fellows Club of Weyburn will turn 100 years old in 2022, and are making plans to hold a public outdoor celebration next summer.