This area has experienced above normal temperatures and as a result the town of Viking has enjoyed a slight reduction in snow removal costs.

Viking’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Jackie Fenton said the budget set in 2015 was $9,500 for salt/sand for roads and, if required, snow removal from outside sources.

She said currently the town budget is showing Continue Reading


Holden Fire Department AED
Over the weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday members of the Holden fire department attended recertification at the Holden Community Hall. Firefighters are required to renew their First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) yearly. In the top picture members practise resuscitation using a bag valve mask (BVM) and an automatic external defibrillator (AED). The second picture is members practicing wound care. In this scenario the patient had his eye impailed. The department members practised splinting techniques and stablizing injuries like fractures and sprains. The bottom picture is members practising CPR.



The winning baby for 2015 was Taylor Ainslee Lansing, pictured to the far right on her grandmother’s knee. She is the daughter of Erin Anderson and Brent Lansing. Taylor was born August 12, 2015 and is a sister to last year’s winner, Charlee, seated to the left. Taylor’s grandmother, Andrea Lansing, accepted a $50 gift certificate from Brooke Sullivan of Crossroads IDA. Taylor’s parents also won a one-year subscription to the Weekly Review.

School bus drivers are appreciated by students!

cindy bus NEWA cold winter’s day filled with sunshine last week for Battle River School Division bus driver Cindy Lefsrud when all the students on her bus got together and created this colourful thank you card. The beautiful card was signed by the students and was presented to Cindy by Grade 6 student Logyn Littau. There was no special occasion being celebrated, it was simply to say thanks to a great driver. As she shared the card, Cindy said receiving this great gift reaffirmed for her just why she loves driving the bus. Cindy is just one of the area bus drivers who makes sure students get to and from school safely each day.