Safe Communities Humboldt and Area has changed since its inception in 2005, executive director Shari Hinz says.

“We’ve gone from a small community-based organization - which we essentially still are - but we’ve been able to expand the programming that we’ve offered over the years.”

Mayor Rob Muench presented a $15,000 cheque to Hinz at Monday’s council meeting, reflecting the city’s commitment to the group in its 2018 budget, following a report from Hinz on the group’s activities.

“It’s a very important donation on behalf of the City of Humboldt because essentially it allows us to maintain our base operations as an organization,” Hinz said.

Last year the group incorporated as a non-profit to open additional doors for funding, and is also working towards charitable status, she said.

Their activities have made a difference, she said. In one instance, young graduates of the agriculture safety day applied what they learned at a house fire, calling emergency services and getting everyone out of the home.

Hinz also spoke of another youth, a member of the Humboldt Broncos, whose thumbnail she painted red as part of a distracted driving campaign. He told her that was something he needed to remind him to keep his phone down when he was driving, she said.

“Those are the kinds of things, they may not always be huge, but if it can have an impact on an individual where they retain some information from our program or it helps them makes a choice to keep them and others safe, that’s the kind of work our organization does.”

More Local News

Underground Fire Nutrien Lanigan Potash Mine

Early evening on Monday, September 24, emergency crews were dispatched underground for a fire at the Nutrien Lanigan Potash Mine. 101 employees were underground at the time of the fire. Employees…

Three Lakes School Takes Part in Student Leadership Conference

Five students and two teachers from Three Lakes School learned a thing or two about leadership last week. Last Wednesday the Saskatchewan Student Leadership Conference took place in Langenburg, SK.…

Wynyard High School Students Reading More

Getting a book from the Wynyard high school library has never been easier with the new outdoor library. The outdoor library was built last summer by the school's shop teacher. Wynyard high school…

Scrapbook Retreat Takes Place At Library

Scrapbooking was at the library in Humboldt on the weekend. Sandy Weiland, Sharen Graf, and Heather Novocosky organized the three-day retreat that consisted of almost 40 hours of scrapbooking that…

Humboldt Legion Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale

This past Saturday the Legion was host to a community garage sale. Put on by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the annual garage sale was well attended again this year. With 28 tables initially available,…

Planned Power Outage In Nokomis

The town of Nokomis will be without power on September 24th from 1pm-4pm. SaskPower is currently working to improve the reliability of the power in that area. To do so, they are trimming trees near…

LCHS Football Program Bottle Drive

The Lanigan High School football program is in full swing and in turn so are fundraising efforts. The 6 man football team hosted a bottle drive throughout the community of Lanigan on Tuesday,…

Wet And Cold Weather Puts Halt On Harvest

Around this time of year combines are out for the harvest season but not for 2018. Farmers may not be the happiest bunch at the moment as the weather in Humboldt and the surrounding area has been wet…

UPDATE: South Side Of Watson Without Water

The dig is finished along with the new waterline which is resulting in a drinking water advisory for the south side of Watson.…

Big Celebration For Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Humboldt & Area (BBBS) held their annual Big Celebration on Thursday, September 20th at the Humboldt and District Museum & Gallery. The event was to celebrate the…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login