Opasquia Times News

There’s a familiar face on the fire department that has a new role as the Town of The Pas Fire Chief. Cody Langlois started his new role as Fire Chief last Monday and is excited to be back in the community. “I’m not necessarily a stranger to the community, but…
Food security is an issue in Manitoba thanks to rising cost of food and the high level of poverty in the province. Most communities have a locally run food bank to assist those who are struggling to provide enough food to feed themselves on a regular basis. The Pas Friendship…
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 12:15

Rescue helps pets stranded from fires

Over the weekend a fantastic group of unsung heroes in the community met with the high rail trucks during the late hours of the evening to do intake of the animals coming in from the fire zones as well as any surrenders from The Pas. The Manitoba Animal Alliance (MAA)…
Just after the long weekend, the Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mosakahiken Cree Nation (MCN) and Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) that will work towards developing revenue sharing that will see up to 45 percent of revenues from timber dues. “This is a historic day for MCN,” said…
A historic partnership emerged from the provincial and federal government investing in Arctic Gateway Group’s (AGG) Hudson Bail Railway (HBR). AGG received up to $147.6 million to support the rail line and future opportunities for northern Manitoba. HBR is essential for supply chains, local food security, and is the only…
Gord Landriault has been known as Mr. NDP over the years and has dedicated over 40 years to the party. Last Friday was Landriault’s last day in office working as the Constituency Assistant for MP Niki Ashton and the start of his retirement. “I got involved with the NDP by…
It’s time to start thinking about elections across the province for both municipal and provincial bodies. Many provincial candidates are in the process of being announced as running in the 2023 election. The Pas NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin recently held a Meet and Greet last week to reconnect with people…
Another great musician has come out of his shell and earning recognition on the stage as an artist. Opaskwayak Cree Nation’s (OCN) Zack Richards recently won the 2022 GX94 Star Search Competition in Yorkton, SK. Ever since he can remember, Richards has always loved music, but it wasn’t until he…
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral will be celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. It was constructed in 1922 and replaced a church that was built in 1910. The bell that was situated in the belfry was originally beside the church built in 1910. In 1982, the bell was…