The huge water reservoir, located on the west edge of town, was turned on last Wednesday. Residents should notice a slight increase in water pressure. The water tower is no longer being used and the tap is turned off. The new reservoir is a joint venture between the County of Paintearth and the Village of Halkirk, with funding from the Building Canada fund, a federal incentive grant. The two other reservoirs at Crowfoot Crossing and the County of Paintearth/Town of Coronation sites also went into production this week.
Twenty-five plus attended a barbecue Tuesday evening hosted by the Halkirk Elks for the community and its volunteers. A discussion was held to see what the Elks can do to improve the services in the town and to decide which fundraisers the community will support.
The three big ones for this fall are: the Oyster Fry and White Elephant sale on Oct. 22; the fall supper on Nov. 6 and the Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 4.
Mark those dates on your calendar. The Elks are looking for some volunteers to work at the casino in November. If you are available, phone John deMos.
Police have reminded residents that they should lock their houses and vehicles.
The Halkirk Hotel was broken into Aug. 27 and, this past week, someone was spotted rummaging through several parked cars.
No one has been held responsible for these acts at this time.
As of Oct. 1, household appliances can be dropped off at the landfill site free of charge to residents with a Paintearth resource recovery number. Paint and/or paint cans or used oil are not accepted.
Happy Birthday greetings to Lowell Berry, who celebrated his 86th birthday Sunday. Among those attending the party were Sandy, Gordon and Monica, Nancy, Greg and girls and Brenda and Murray. Lana was in town earlier in the week. It was a great day for a wiener roast and birthday cake.
Congratulations to Brice and Shelly (Robertson) Burnstad, who were married Sept. 17 with celebrations at Linda Hall. The newlyweds live in Big Valley.
The community bids farewell to the Sheffield family, who are now living in Saskatchewan. Kelli has released her second book, a historical romance on e-book.
JD’s Academy of Dance began lessons at the studio in the Halkirk hall last Tuesday, with 12 students registered from Castor, Gadsby, Botha and Halkirk. Anyone interested in registering for lessons can call Ms. Jamie at 742-5980 or visit the studio.
The village office will be closed from Sept. 26 to Sept. 30 while the secretary and councillors attend the AUMA convention in Calgary.
Dale and Melody Kent, along with some of their grandchildren, met up with Dwight and Lina Kent, Helen and Cal Waterston, and Geri and Gordon Waterston last weekend at Ferry Point, near Rosalind, for a final camping trip. On Saturday,
Dale and Mel met with Greg and Laura Kent from Fort Nelson in Red Deer to help Laura celebrate her birthday.
John and Judy deMos just returned from a week’s holiday at the Grassland National Park in southern Saskatchewan. The unfinished park will preserve several species of wildlife and vegetation.
Coming up this week is Thursday’s regular bingo at the hall at 7:30 p.m.