Health care students receive scholarships

The Dr. Stewart Holmes Scholarship Fund hands out awards each year to students from communities in the retired physician’s area

Health care students receive scholarshipsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A total of seven health care students from the west central region have received Dr. Stewart Holmes Scholarships after an annual event this past weekend. The 33rd annual Scholarship Tea was held on Nov. 17 at the former Eston Medical Clinic building. This year’s recipients are from Eston, Eatonia, Elrose,…

Commissions provide new funding for research projects

Combined $2.2 million from Sask Wheat and Alberta Wheat Commission to fund innovative wheat research

Commissions provide new funding for research projectsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The wheat commissions in Saskatchewan and Alberta are supporting 11 research projects with new funds through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) process. A joint announcement was made on Sept. 26 to highlight a combined investment of $2.2 million by the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Alberta Wheat Commission…

Receiver Wiebe joins Hilltops

He strained a quadricep muscle during the club's alumni game and couldn't do much in practice last week

Receiver Wiebe joins HilltopsDavid McIver of The Crossroads After a year with the Calgary Colts, former Royal Josh Wiebe has joined the Saskatoon Hilltops. “I've always wanted to play for a storied franchise like the Hilltops,” said Wiebe, who also starts kinesiology studies at the University of Saskatchewan on Sept. 5. Wiebe practised at wide receiver throughout the…

Mann all-around player at women’s U21 baseball nationals

Dinsmore player caught, pitched and played third base for Saskatchewan

Mann all-around player at women’s U21 baseball nationalsDavis McIver of The Crossroads Jordyn Mann of Dinsmore caught, pitched and played third base for Saskatchewan at Baseball Canada’s women’s under-21 invitational championship. Unfortunately, Saskatchewan finished at 0-4 at the tournament, held from Aug. 8 to 12 in Stonewall, Man. Jordyn “caught really good,” said her mother, Shanda Mann. “The announcers mentioned that she…

Reclaim brownfield sites by putting science funding to practical use

The payoffs from investing more in applied research collaboration among different kinds of institutions are practical and long-lasting

Reclaim brownfield sites by putting science funding to practical useThere are tens of thousands of brownfield sites scattered across Canada – many of them in urban locations. Enter collaborations with applied research. And a Canadian-made solution. Outstanding discovery research occurs at universities across the country. However, far too often this research fails to arrive at the commercial marketplace. Consecutive federal governments have attempted to tackle…

Kindersley riding candidates offer perspectives on issues

Provincial byelection advance polls now open; majority of voters go to the polls on March 1

Kindersley riding candidates offer perspectives on issuesKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Advanced voting for the Kindersley provincial riding byelection gets started today, so we’ve posed questions to the candidates as they begin the final week of their campaigns. The three candidates are Ken Francis of the Saskatchewan Party, Travis Hebert of the New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan and Yvonne Potter-Pihach of…