Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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PROVINCE PROVIDES FREE TESTING FOR PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIES

Released on July 3, 2014

The province is offering free water testing to Saskatchewan residents with private drinking water sources that may be affected by flooding.

The Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory will provide free bacteriological testing for residents who are concerned about whether well or cistern water affected by flooding is safe to drink.

“This free testing can help residents affected by flooding make sure their drinking water is safe and free of waterborne disease,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said.

The free water testing is available until this flood event has ended. Local health regions can provide residents with information on whether they are eligible for free testing, sample containers and payment exempt requisition forms. Information on how to deal with flooded private wells and a list of health region contact numbers is available at www.health.gov.sk.ca/flooded-private-wells-fact-sheet.

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency also offers site assessments of flooded wells and cisterns, including testing of water used as a primary source of drinking water.

“Many areas across the province are dealing with flooding issues and we want to ensure everyone has access to safe drinking water,” Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency Scott Moe said.

If residents suspect that their private water source has been contaminated by flooding, they are advised to use an alternate water source such as bottled water.  People are encouraged to watch for signs of flooding that may cause contamination of their water.

Once flood water has receded, individuals should disinfect (shock chlorinate) their well or cistern and submit a water sample for bacteriological testing.  Information on shock chlorination and water quality is available atwww.wsask.ca/FloodWatch

Public water supplies are tested routinely, and are being closely monitored in flood areas to ensure the water is safe.  Residents who use public drinking water sources can contact the owner/operator of their supply if they have any questions.

For updates and information on flood preparedness visit http://gr.gov.sk.ca/flood.

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For more information, contact:

Tyler McMurchy
Health
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4083
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Patrick Boyle 
Water Security Agency
Moose Jaw
Phone: 306-694-8914
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