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to theOwner schools. s rCanada e p or t e d rep i n t he (left to right) Mayor Todd Gill, Terry Radcliffe, Tree Kention Fosty, Pupils co-ordinated the entire 9 edition, the of Home Hardware Jim Butler, Lacey Douglas, March Jen Howarth, Owner of Home Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which Hardware Della Butler, Dustin Butler, Kyleplinary Gross andinLogan Studies ScienceBaley. class culminated in a ceremonious at Rivers Collegiate planned a

Lacey Douglas Rivers HH Even though the wind was strong and cold, the sun was shining! Dealer/ Owner Jim But ler, of Rivers Home Hardware Building Centre, Ken Fosty, a Tree Canada representative and mayor Todd Gill all spoke in front of staff and community residents. Information along with gratitude were exchanged by all three. The original plan was to have the trees planted in the new RV park. Unfortunately, the site was not quite ready, so we decided to work with the town and plant trees in a few locations in the

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cans from the school foyer into the church basement the afternoon of March 21, where the food was weighed and sorted. Although the project was a senior students brainstorm, the entire high school was encouraged to participate. The collegiate hosted a poor boy floor hockey tournament in which to play, athletes had to pay with food for the canoe. Some students also canvassed Rivers, Oak River

and Chimo Beach areas for contributions from the community. When all was said and done, the scales at Riverdale Harvest noted a total of 434 pounds, “a fabulous amount,” says Heather. “We are so pleased they decided to help those we serve. A lot of times kids don’t get enough credit but this group of students certainly deserves some praise. All students stayed behind to help check expiry dates, sort and

put away in the proper place on the shelving units. They were fantastic! We are very, very pleased.” Elementary school staff member/Harvest volunteer Yvonne Crouch initiated a similar campaign in her school. That threeweek effort simply encouraged students to leave product in the canoe; 87 pounds of food was collected from the younger group on Thursday, March 22.

Harvest for Riverdale Harvest. tend a hugeRiverdale thank you to president community. project Seventeen Dubbed the Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. This were planted students along secured Wil- a everyone Because the snow had melted canoe from involved. low Drive. Five are at Tree Canada program Rolling River School Division so much, the canoe could not portaged across which is toallows the labyrinthwith us tobegive back to the street to an intent f ill it with (home of Riverthe Zion Church located on thenon-perishables. west end of Although the community of Rivers Harvest). Rather, the teens was fullyinorganized town just off campaign of highway a very realdale and tangible by that class, the original idea carried bags, boxes and garbage 25. There were also 35 way. came from a suggestion made planted in between planting large trees, by harvest5th volunteerBy Liliane Dupuis. and 7th Avenue on the we immediately benefit “I heard the ideafrom at a meeteast side of highway 250. environmental and ing in Brandon. St. Augustine A former staff member phy sic a l factor s such School had tried Fill a Canoe of ours, Alexin Thomson air qualconjunction withas the improved 10-day it y, increased ox ygen sadly passed away in July. Festival du Voyaguer in Winin February. It was very shelter and He dedicated nipeg almost two production, successful and whenever I hear scenery. This enhanced decades working at Home food bank, my ears always perk Hardware here in town. is a way of saying thank up!” youthetosugour customers and Three silver maples were She then brought The your canoe supat Rivers community for planted in his memory. gestion to Riverdale Harvest, Elementary School was whichat supported ideaover and the port years. One is located the the adequately filled. Photo by Heather Gray asked to present the promoThis was our first year hospital, while theherother two are located within the working with Tree CanSUBMITTED PHOTO Rivers Provincial Park. ada. We hope to particiThat is 60 new trees in pate in as many as we can Lacey Douglas holding a photo of former staff member, Alex Thomson next to one of the three silver maples planted in his memory. in the future! our community! We would like to ex-

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Time to change our approach to C-19. F

or starters, we don’t have a huge C-19 problem across all of Manitoba. We have had a problem with hotspots and those hotspots do move around. There are still some hotspots. It’s important to look at the stats and ask some tough questions. For example, why was Island Lake so high with cases a week ago (they are down some now) when they had a very high vaccination rate? Why is the RM of Stanley so low on vaccinations and yet they only have one or two cases in that district? There a lots of basic questions that we need answers for. Here’s a list of some districts’ active cases stats in our coverage areas as of Tuesday. Whitemud (around Neepawa) has three cases although they usually only have one at a time. Little Saskatchewan had one case and Agassiz Mountain had six. Further afield, the area that gets the most criticism for not vaccinating is the RM of Stanley, which is the rural area around Morden and Winkler, but Stanley has very low numbers. Just one case as of Tuesday. The highest number of currently active cases were in Hanover– 44, Brandon– 44, River East– 33, Steinbach– 26, Norway House– 25, Winkler– 22, The Pas/OCN/Kelsey– 21. All the other districts were below that number and many had only one case.


Perhaps the time has come for a regional approach and a better quarantine/isolation approach. If an outbreak comes up, perhaps we need to know where cases actually are so we can avoid a hotspot. While the stats seem pretty good by sub-district, they still aren’t specific enough. Perhaps it’s not possible to be more specific, but it would make for less tension and a more precise model of avoiding contact if lockdowns were stated. Let’s evaluate the threat here. In Manitoba, we currently have zero to three deaths a day. Perhaps we should be keeping track of the number of deaths due to delayed surgeries and treatments. Is it necessary to keep the whole population on very nervous tiptoes to avoid what is a problem that could be and should be identified by severity and location? Certainly, if there were cases in a school, a hospital or a care home, even a place of business, we should be alerted about it. If a place has to have a person or two tested and isolated, so be it. We should be able to know where the enemy lurks rather than assume the enemy is rampant everywhere. Since the beginning of the pandemic in February 2020, there have been three deaths in the Whitemud subdistrict that surrounds and includes Neepawa. There certainly have been


Ken Waddell a lot more deaths due to other causes in that same period and some of them were based in care home and health facilities where the death numbers were actually accelerated by C-19 rules and regulations. The stats move around and there are some unexplainable things as mentioned above. Care homes have had the most deaths and yet the majority of care homes have had no cases at all or only a couple of cases. There are communities that have been hard hit. Maybe it’s over-crowding or maybe it’s lifestyle. I don’t know. It is obvious, for the most part, that C-19 doesn’t seem to f lare up nearly as much in suburban areas, in rural farm areas and small towns. I guess, we farmers and small town people just don’t get out that much. There are people calling again for a shut down. Some are doctors. Then there are doctors calling for opening up the huge backlog of surgeries and

procedures. Reports claim that there are as many as 60,000 cancelled surgeries and procedures. The other thing that galls me, and I have written about it several times, is that the people calling for a major shut-down are, for the most part, people who are not going to lose a dime of their income due to a shutdown. We have professors, politicians, political scientists and a whole bunch of fairly well paid people crying for shutdowns, but it will cost them nothing. Remember when you hear a message that doesn’t seem quite right, always ask how they are being paid. Follow the money. The railing is often louder than the truth. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are the writer’s personal views and are not to be taken as being the view of the Banner staff.

Wisdom from long ago

he results of our last federal election reminded me of the words written in 1849 by French writer, critic and novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. “The more things change,” he wrote, “the more they stay the same.” True, there will be some new faces in the crowd when Parliament resumes its sittings, but the number of seats held by each of the major political parties is essentially the same; as is the party that will form the next government. So, after 36 days of campaigning, nothing has changed– or has it? The results of this election have sent a clear message to our Prime Minister and every Member of Parliament. It’s not the message they wanted to hear, but it is a message they need to heed. The message is: “You can give Canadians the government they deserve If you follow the example set by leaders like ancient Israel’s prophet Moses.” One of the first lessons Moses had to learn was that omni-competence is not a human trait. No leader, no matter how knowledgeable and talented he or she may be, can ever be all things to all people. Nor can any leader meet every need that every person in his or her care may have from birth to death. Government leaders who think they can do this display a notable lack of wisdom. So do the people who expect this of them. You see, until people choose to turn from their selfish, self-centered and self-seeking ways, it won’t matter what governments do for them– nothing will ever be good enough.

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That’s what Moses had to deal with during his time as Israel’s leader. The people wanted bread. God gave them manna– bread from heaven– that they could eil trohschein eat. They wanted meat– God sent them quails– so many that they overate and got sick because of their gluttony. And as they made their way along the southern coast of the Sinai peninsula en route to the Promised Land, they constantly complained about the who could keep him informed of the people’s needs harsh conditions under which they lived and the many and help him as he, with God’s help, devised permanent miles they had to walk each day. solutions to the nation’s many complex problems. It should come as no surprise that Moses cried out to On Sept. 20, Canadians elected 338 MPs. One of them, God and said: “I cannot bear this people alone. They are Justin Trudeau, will be Prime Minister. He will have 337 too heavy for me.” (You can read his story in Numbers 11.) men and women– recognized and trusted leaders in their God’s answer was immediate. Moses was to gather 70 respective communities– to do for him what the 70 elders elders from among the 12 clans of ancient Israel. They did for Moses. were to be recognized leaders– people who had earned Trudeau and his Cabinet need to listen to the views of the trust and respect of their communities. They were to every MP, take the best ideas they hear and incorporate join Moses at Israel’s Tent of Meeting, where God would them into laws that will bring lasting benefit to all Cananoint them with the spiritual power and authority they adians. That’s what we asked them to do in 2019 and again needed for the specific task they were to fulfill. Moses was on Sept. 20. I hope and pray that this time, they will do still their leader. But now he had 70 local representatives as Canadians have asked.


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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen Sister time...


t has become a custom, a habit, a new tradition, a very good thing, the Monday night sister chat. Sister the Elder lives in Australia and Sister the Youngest in the southern portion of this province. We have, over the years, enjoyed world travel together, Thailand and Malaysia one year, Moscow another year, France another. Above that, the habitual traveller has returned home every couple of years and we have flitted around Manitoba together. It’s been a while….So Monday at eight we Facetime. There are evenings when we reminisce. Sharing memories, defining memories, for my memories are just that– mine. The youngest Toews girl does not share the memories of the oldest; and the oldest left home before she was 18. In the span of the years from the first to the last child, the household progressed from hard scrabble to comfort living. So of course our memories differ. There are common threads– our father being hard of hearing, a tad morose and a mediocre handler of finances, and our mother being creative, ingenious, thrifty and a plain jane cook. It has been therapeutic to review the presence of the poltergeist in our childhood home, reassuring one another, and ourselves, that we did experience many of the

same phenomena, that these memories are shared and accurate. It is rejuvenating to remember the extended family gatherings, the grandparents and countless cousins– well, I can count them– 46 first cousins on my mother’s side and 16 on my father’s side– the laughter and the family stories are gifts. There are times when our conversations centre on our immediate families, the arrival of grandchildren for one sister, the joy of being with her son and his family while in the fourth lockdown in Australia– so much better than being alone– and for me, right now, the concern for my son in an out of this province’s hospital, struggling to recover from Covid. There has not been one conversation in the last year and a half, plus, that the topic of covid has not entered our discussion…. Topic last week was our memory of the spring the sheep got drunk from the fermented potatoes rotting in the corner of the storage pit. We had to conclude that we had heard the story, but the year we went into raising sheep did not/doesn’t coincide with the year potatoes were grown on the farm. Checking with the cousin who spent much time at the farm didn’t clarify it. It’s a great story, anyway. That story somehow led to our mother swatting a lynx, or bob cat, with the kitchen broom. The creature was bigger than any of our farm cats, smaller than our dog, and had no business wandering through mom’s gardens, so she whacked him. True story, but now as an adult, I wonder about the health condition of any wild animal to be traipsing around a farmyard. The sheep were all out in the back forty, not at home. Was mom really brave or really foolish? These Monday night confabs are gaining significance as the time of restrictions drags on. It is the next best thing to actually being together.

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It is time to start packing a few small suitcases. The bed is covered with clothes and other necessities. My kids are taking me on a road trip so I can see some of my family. A few of the little ones I have not seen since they were born more than three years ago. There seems to be more time spent to get everything organized than when I moved my whole household from Manitoba to Alberta. The pets need to be taken care of and the plants need to be watered and that all for six days. How did I get it all ready to go on a holiday when I had a growing family? While typing up this article, the thought came to me that when we are going to our Heavenly Home, we do not have to pack a single item. We only have to make sure that our relationship with God is an everlasting one. No planning or packing, just be ready. 1 John 2:17 tells us, “The world and its desires pass, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” The only requirement is to do the will of God.

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By Cpl. Jacob Stanton Spruce Plains RCMP

During the week of Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, Spruce Plains RCMP dealt with 56 police activities. Sept. 20: RCMP received a report of an attempted fraud in the RM of Rosedale. The complainant received a phone call saying they won money and had to send the caller a gift card to pay for the taxes on the winnings. The complainant knew this was a scam and did not comply with the scammer’s request. Police responded to a report of vehicle vandalism in Neepawa; the matter is still under investigation. Sept. 24: RCMP received a report of fraud in Minnedosa where the complainant was convinced to purchase gift cards and provide the card details to the scammer over the phone. The matter is still under investigation. Police received a report of stolen truck in the RM of Minto-Odanah; the investigation is ongoing. Police responded to two commercial alarms in Neepawa that were both determined to be false. Sept. 25: RCMP received

multiple calls about cows being loose on the highway near Neepawa. Police patrolled the area but did not locate the cattle, it is believed they ‘moo’ved on. Police received a report of a missing person in Rapid City. After an extensive search, the person was located in Brandon and was returned home safely. Public service announcement Lately, there has been an increased number of fraudulent/scam callers making their way around our communities. The RCMP would like to remind everyone that under no circumstances should you ever give out your personal or financial information over the phone. Some of these scams are leading people to believe it is the CBSA, Revenue Canada, and others. These agencies, or any government agency would never ask you to pay them in gift cards of any kind, nor would any of these agencies advise you over the phone that there is a warrant for your arrest. If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately. If you wish, you

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Al Lepp Rivers MB Congratulations to Jayda Payette of Oak River on receiving a $1000 Scholarship from the Manitoba Trucking Association. Each year the MTA awards three of these $1000 Academic

Awards to worthy recipients who are either an employee of an MTA Member Company, or a dependent of an employee. Jayda is the daughter of Tracy and Wayne Paddock, and Wayne is a Lease Operator with Redline Transport Ltd.

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Jayda graduated from Rivers Collegiate in June 2021, and is now enrolled at Brandon University in a five year Bachelor of Education Program. Congratulations Jayda on a job well done!

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4-H Manitoba announces first recipients of Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship Submitted 4-H Manitoba 4 - H M a n it o b a i s pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 L eaders of Tomorrow Scholarships. The Manitoba Government generously established a $1 million endowment fund with the Brandon Area Community Foundation, which provided $42,500 for scholarships this year. Four current and former 4-H Manitoba members were selected to receive s c hol a r s h ip s t ow a r d s their post-secondary education. “We congratulate the 2021 scholarship recipients and wish them all the best in their education and future careers. 4-H members of today are tomorrow’s future leaders,” said Candace Tolton, President of 4-H Manitoba. “The calibre

of scholarship applicants was outstanding. We are proud to suppor t our members to enable them to take a future leadership role in agriculture, environmental sustainability and their community as a whole.” The goal of 4-H Manitoba, which has more than 100 years of youth development experience, is to build leadership in youth and adults and enhance the development of life and leadership skills as youth “Learn To Do By Doing”. “I would like to congratulate the scholarship recipients and wish them the best in all their future endeavours. Agriculture i s a ch a l leng i ng a nd rewarding pursuit, and the 4-H program does a wonderful job of preparing the youth of today for whatever the future has in store for them,” said

Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development Ralph Eichler. The new 4-H Manitoba scholarsh ips are awarded in honour and recognition of four longserving leaders. The 2021 L eaders of Tomorrow Scholarship recipients are: Marika Dewar-Norosky, Newdale, University of Manitoba, $12,500 in honour of Fleurette Geirnaert, Mariapolis-Baldur 4-H Club; Cameron Giannotti, Neepawa, Universities of BC & Alberta, $10,000 in honour of Rona Kamfoly, Ethelbert 4-H Club; Sarah Johnson, Dugald, Universit y of M a n itoba $10,0 0 0 i n honour of Rose Taylor, Rorketon 4 -H Variety Club; R a y n a To p h a m , M i n ne do s a , Br a ndon University, $10,000 in

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Obituary JOHNATHAN INGLIS Johnathan Garth Inglis, age 45 years, passed a w a y o n S u n d a y, September 19, 2021 at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. John was born in Brandon on January 4, 1976 to Garth and Deb Inglis. Growing up on a farm near Rapid City, John attended Rapid City Elementary and Elton Collegiate. He enjoyed playing baseball, hockey and curling; he was a member of the 4-H Beef Club, showing cattle at various events; liked horseback riding and rodeo, both watching and a short try at bull riding. John was a hard worker and always on the go. Throughout his life, he held various jobs including farming, working on the rigs in Alberta, trucking and most recently he worked for the R.M. of Oakview. When he wasn’t at work, he was often helping out with the family cattle and other farmers in the area. Family was John’s pride and joy; he was truly a family man, and his family was everything to him. He enjoyed helping his children with 4-H, hockey and anything else they were interested in. John will be lovingly remembered by his wife Amanda; children Wyatt, Alyssa, Sierra and Chance; parents Deb and Garth Inglis; brother Tim (Tracey) Inglis; sister Sam (Joel) Carpenter; parents-in-law Cindy and Doug Sigvaldason; sister-in-law Rebecca (Keith) Houston; brother-in-law Mike (Paige) Sigvaldason; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents John and Bertha Sibbald and Roy and Dorothy Inglis; cousin Leon Houle; and uncles Leo Houle and Don Inglis. A private funeral service was held Friday, September 24, 2021 with Rev. Cliff Paul officiating, interment followed at Rapid City Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel, Brandon 1-855-727-0330.

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Public Notice is hereby given that the 2022 Assessment Roll for the Rural Municipality of Oakview will be received on or before October 12th, 2021 in the Oakview municipal office at 10 Cochrane Street, Oak River, MB and will be open for public inspection during regular business hours. Applications for Revision may be made in accordance with Sections 42 & 43 of the Assessment Act. APPLICATION FOR REVISION 42(1) A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under subsection 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to: (a) the liability to taxation; (b) the amount of the assessed value; (c) the classification of the property; or (d) a refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13(2). APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 43(1) An application for revision must (a) be made in writing (b) set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; (c) state the grounds on which the application is based; and (d)be filed by (i)delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office indicated in the public notice given under subsection 41 (2), or (ii)serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board as indicated in the public notice. The Board of Revision will sit on Monday, October 25th, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the council chambers of the Rural Municipality of Oakview in Oak River to hear applications. The final date on which applications must be received by the Secretary of the Board is Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.. Dated at the Village of Oak River, in the Province of Manitoba, this 15th day of September, 2021. Marci Quane, C.M.M.A. Board of Revision Secretary Rural Municipality of Oakview Box 179 OAK RIVER, MB R0K 1T0 Email:

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The minutes of the 13th regular meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Oakview held Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oa k R iver Memor ia l R i n k H a l l. B ot h t he agenda and the previous meetings minutes were ccepted as presented. Unfinished business 1. Rapid City Landfill Environmental Permitting and Transfer Station Update 2. Rapid City Beach and Campground Washroom – Emergency 1 and Plumbing Update 3. Culvert Replacement, SE 29 -13 -22 – Cou nc i l d i rected t he

CAO to issue an invoice for the replacement culvert due to extraction of the original culvert.

General business 1. DFA Engineering Proposal Approval – Two proposals were reviewed and interviews were held with both proponents. The RM of Oakview have 11 engineered sites resulting from the 2020 severe weather event; the Manitoba Disaster Financial Assistance has approved the engineered reports for all 11 sites; whereas all repairs required engineered plans; it was resolved that Council of the RM of Oakview accepted Pier Solution


I wish to express my anger and frustration with those who do not use our municipal dump properly along with those who are not recycling properly. Starting with the landfill, items are frequently discarded in areas where they don’t belong. In the burn pit meant for lumber and tree branches, I’ll often see plastic articles, plastic bags and other refuse that isn’t meant to be burned. On one occasion I witnessed a gentleman unload an entire trailer of miscellaneous items into the pit. When I mentioned that he shouldn't be dumping there, he said he wasn’t aware that he couldn’t. I get angry when I see the yard waste pile that is meant for compostable items, but where you may find lumber, tree branches or even a mat. Even worse are the numerous unemptied plastic bags sitting atop the pile even though a sign is posted with instructions to empty and remove the bags. It’s an easy process to cut the bags open with a utility knife, empty, and then discard them in the large bins for household garbage. If you're unsure where you can dump, ask the attendant, Grant Ramsey. He will gladly point you in the right direction. And a big thank you to Grant for looking after the landfill. As with the landfill, people are having difficulty sorting their recycling. Often I’ll see bins loaded with garbage bags that may or may not contain recyclable materials. Any type of plastic bag is not acceptable, because they gum up the equipment causing numerous shut downs. Books are not wanted in our bins either, especially hardcover books. I saw one bin with an entire set of encyclopedias inside. Books can be donated or taken to the landfill. Myself, along with others, do our best to recycle properly; but when our recycling is combined with unacceptable material, then it all becomes contaminated and much of it ends up in landfills - exactly where it shouldn't be. Recycling only works if we do it properly, so please go online to see what you can or cannot place in your bin at John Klassen Rivers, MB

proposal dated July 5th, 2021 for the management of 11 engineered sites as part of the 2020 DFA program. 2. M a n itoba I n frastructure Land Acquisition, RC Dam A rea Manitoba Infrastructure has initiated a land acquisition for propert y around the Rapid City Dam. Manitoba Infrastructure has requested to purchase land in the area of the Rapid City Dam; the sale of this property is critical for rehabilitation of the dam; Council aut hor i ze d t he C AO and Reeve to negotiate and sign all legal papers required for the sale of said property. 3. Manitoba Community Planning, subdivision report to Council SE 3014-22 W, 4107-21-8300. The Council of the R.M. Oakview approves subdivision with the following conditions; 1. That a Conditional Use Order be applied for allowing for the non-farm dwelling within the “AG” Zone. 2. That a Variation Order be applied for reducing the site width from 200 feet to 54.61 feet. 4. Manitoba Commun-

ity Planning – Subdivision Report to Council NE 25-15-22 W, 4107-218304. The Council of the R.M. Oakview approves subdivision f ile #410721-8304, NE 25-15-22 W w ith the follow ing condit ions; 1. That a Conditional Use Order be applied for allowing for the non-farm dwelling within the “AG” Zone. 6. Request for Additional Approach. R. Heijman, SW 31-13-20 W. The Council of the RM of Oakview approved the request for R. Heijman to widen the approach onto SW 31-13-20 located off Road #120 at the expense of the land owner; Further be it resolved that the full width of the approach remains under 60’ as per policy 2020-2. 7. Tile Drainage Application, E 15-13-19 WTile drainage application was reviewed. Council of the RM of Oakview approved the Tile Drainage Application 2021-1 for E 15-13-19W, D. Waldon with the following conditions: that policy 2021-10 is adhered to at all times and written consent of adjacent landowners is received.

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8. TC Energy - Notification of the Rapid City Compressor Station Glycol System Replacement Project was noted. 9. Purchase of Municipal Truck, the Council of the RM of Oakview approved the purchase of a 2020 Ram 150 0 Bighor n Crew V I N# 1C6SR F F T6L N113114 f r om W i l s on W he e l s Auto Sales for the cost of $53,200 including taxes. 10. Rapid City Waste D i s p o s a l S it e – T he Environmental Officers Inspection Report was reviewed by Council. 11. Oak River Paving – ICIP funding change of scope was reviewed by Council. The R.M. of Oakview were approved for the project titled: Paving Projects in Oak River for grant funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream; and requests for quotes came in lower than the approved funding; Therefore, be it resolved that that Council of the R.M. of Oakview approve the change of scope to include segments of Delap Street,

Forrest Street, Hedley St r eet , L i m it St r eet , McKinnet Street, Miller Street, North Railway Street, and South Railway Street. Accounts and finances The report of the Finance Committee was received a nd t hat R . M. of Oakview’s General Pay List Cheque’s #7716-#7812 and Payrol l Cheques #53945 – #53992 amounting to $246,670.06 and unpaid invoices amounting to $91469.65, has been certified by said Committee and passed for payment. Pursuant to Section 5(1) of the Municipal Council Conf lict of Interest Act, Councillor Mark Gill declared a personal interest in the following item and withdrew from the meeting. 1. Gill Farms Ltd Invoice #4341, 4343. The Council of the RM of Oa kv iew approved payment of Gill Farms Ltd. Invoice numbers 4341, 4343 for the total of $7,350.00 including GST.

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