The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Due to the Ministry’s concerns for safety, we will not be revisiting the decision to close the Main Street access on Highway 1. Instead, we want to develop solutions to mitigate the impact of the closure on local business and emergency services.
The meeting will take place from 7pm to 8pm at the Balgonie Baptist Church.
Our annual 2017 Dinner Theatre is right around the corner. This year’s play is called Exit Laughing. The dates for the production are November 3, 4 and November 10, and November 11. Box office tickets go on sale Sunday, October 15 at the Balgonie Multiplex from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. This year, tickets are $45.00 each. Park your car in order that you arrive and numbers will be passed out at 6 a.m. sharp the morning of the 15th of October. Parking a car and leaving it unattended does not hold your place in line.
Around the middle of October, the committee will be canvassing the town and rural community for donations toward the Dinner Theatre. Our members will begin phoning around the middle of October. Please read the instructions below regarding dropping off food items. Thank you in advance for your co-operation folks in making this event such a success. If you have any questions regarding food donations, etc. please phone Susan at 306-771-2202 donations for both weekends may be dropped off Wednesday, November 1 between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Balgonie Multiplex.
- If you miss the drop off time – donations are accepted at the Multiplex anytime during the event. Please call Penni at 306 -771 -2230.
- Please put your name on food items when dropping them off.
- Donation items may also be purchased at Cross Country Foods, your name will be placed on the item and Cross Country Foods will deliver your donated item to the Multiplex.
- Cash donations are also gladly accepted. Please drop off at the Town office – Cheques made payable to the Balgonie Rec. Board – Dinner Theatre.
We would like to remind you that this fundraiser brings in approximately $35,000.00 into our community. The proceeds this year will be divided between the Recreation Board, Balgonie Swimming Pool, Balgonie Curling Club, the Volunteer Fire Department, the Balgonie Early Learning Centre, Balgonie Playschool, Balgonie Dance and Twirl and the Multiplex.
Our event is also looking for volunteers to assist in waitering, waitressing, kitchen duties, etc.; we would be pleased to have you. If you are new to the community and would like to meet new people, this is a great opportunity. Please phone me, Shaun McBain at 771-4343 or Penni at 771-2230.
Today, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Indian Head-Milestone MLA Don McMorris on behalf of Government Relations Minister Donna Harpauer, announced funding for an estimated $6.4 million expansion for the Town of Balgonie’s wastewater system to better serve the community and position it for growth.
The exit ramp from Highway 1 to Highway 46 at Balgonie will be opening to traffic later this evening – September 8.
With the opening of the exit ramp, Main Street access to Highway 1 in Balgonie will be permanently closed; however, emergency vehicles will still have access.
In town, Main Street north of the North Service Road will reopen, as the westbound detour through town will be eliminated.