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LMT April 9th 2018

LMT April 9th

Inside TIMES Get extra content in the digital edition for free LAST MOUNTAIN LMTIMES.CA Serving Last Mountain Area Communities of Nokomis, Strasbourg, Drake, Lockwood, Semans, Raymore, Govan, Duval, Bulyea, Earl Grey, Silton, AND NOW Lumsden, Craven, Regina Beach & Southey Circulation Estimated 5000 LMVBA meets Page 2 LMPH Meeting Minutes Page 2 News in Brief Page 3 Now Serving The Waterfront $2 .00 tax included Published by Last Mountain Times Ltd. Box 340, Nokomis, SK S0G 3R0 Volume 111, No. 20 Established in 1908 Monday, April 9, 2018 RCMP report Page 5 From The Sidelines Page 5 Tim Hortons takes hit Page 6 Nokomis Seniors birthdays Page 7 Ag Notes Page 7 Betty, you’re on Pages 7 & 9 Modernize justice system Page 10 Ministerial Messages Page 10 Psychology for Living Page 10 Life has its moments Page 11 Obituary Page 11 Currie’s Corner Page 11 A mooving story Page 15 Camshaft Corner Page 15 Outside Mon :-2°C Tues :1°C Wed :1°C Thur :-3°C Fri :-3°C Sat :0°C Sun :1°C Forecasted high temperatures Local reader Renee Kotyk took this photo of a prairie icon - the Sun dog - on the morning of March 27th, heading into work in Regina. According to the experts, sun dogs represent just one of many different types of ‘ice crystal halos’. The term sun dog (singular) specifically refers to either of the two bright spots to the left and right of the Sun, each of them is a separate sun dog. Since they typically appear in pairs, they say it would be more accurate to use the plural sun dogs. -thanks, Renee Spring runoff update Late last week the Water Security Agency (WSA) released an updated spring runoff forecast, noting that recent heavy snowfall across most of Saskatchewan has increased the runoff potential across the province with northern and southern Saskatchewan showing two different outlooks. Moisture conditions going into winter freeze-up were well below normal across southern Saskatchewan, with very little precipitation during summer and fall of 2017, and near to above normal across northern Saskatchewan. Winter snow accumulation to April 1, 2018, was generally near average across Saskatchewan with the exception of an area south of the Cypress Hills and near the communities of Scott, Prince Albert and Hudson Bay, which have received above average accumulations. Much of northern Saskatchewan is expecting to see an above normal spring runoff with areas around Scott, Hudson Bay and north of Prince Albert up to Waskesiu Lake likely to experience well above normal runoff. Widespread flooding is not expected in these areas, but localized flooding, minor out of bank flows and over-topping of roadways could occur. In southern Saskatchewan, most areas are still likely to experience a below to well below normal spring runoff outside of an above normal pocket in the southwest corner near Eastend to Val Marie. With below normal temperatures expected to occur across the province in early April, snowmelt runoff will be later than normal. This increases the risk of a rapid melt that can result in higher than expected runoff and potentially some flood-related issues. Some agricultural water supply issues began to emerge in late summer 2017. In the areas where well below average 2018 snowmelt runoff is projected, these water supply shortages may intensify and expand to additional areas. The snowpack over the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains is generally well above average for this time of year. Lake Diefenbaker is currently 0.7 metres below its normal level for this time of year, but is expected to be at desirable summer operating levels by July. -media release