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Vol 116, No. 40                                    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Weather Network



Hold put on Community Places Program affects GV Rec.

By Jennifer Carniel
In an ongoing review done by the newly appointed PC government to re-evaluate provincial programs and funding, it was announced before Thanksgiving that there will be no intake for the Community Places Program this year.
The Community Places Program provided capital funding for things such as building and equipment expenses to non-profit organizations. The funding would cover up to 50% of the first $15,000 and up to 1/3 of the project costs over and above that amount with the maximum amount granted being $50,000.
The Grandview Recreation has vitally relied on this funding to ensure that facilities and equipment are kept up to code. In the following years the Grandview Recreation Commission has received funding from the Community Place Program for the following: In 2000 they received $8, 548.00 for recreation facility improvements; in 2001 they received $9000.00 for recreation facility improvements; in 2002 they received $5,500.00 for pool upgrades and hall ventilation upgrades; in 2005 they received $20,000.00 for critical repairs for the arena; in 2006 they received $6000.00 for critical repairs in the arena; in 2008 they received $14,560.00 for arena upgrades; in 2009, they received $ 15,247.00 for rink boards, lights and floor upgrades and in 2010 they received $20,000 to replace the roof in the arena and in 2012 they received 



Brielle Larson made some purchases with Grandma Mona Morran and her mom Shannon Larson at the Grandview Fall Harvest Craft & Trade Show on Saturday, October 15, 2016. 

Photo by Jennifer Carniel

Grandview Small Motors celebrated 40 years in business in September. Alex Yaciuk (left) started the business and his son John Yaciuk (right) took over in 2010. 

Photo by Jennifer Carniel

From a father to a son: 40 years in business

By Jennifer Carniel
Grandview Small Motors has recently just celebrated their 40th Anniversary in business in September. Alex Yaciuk first opened up Grandview Small Motors on September 18, 1976. Alex had taken a small engine course and began working in North Battleford on doing small engine repairs on boat motors, outboards and ski-doos before moving to Grandview.
“I built a shop here because I wanted a place of my own,” explained Alex. “It was a tough start in the beginning but then after a while I had built up a clientele and people started coming around from the area and the other side of the mountains”
Alex had worked as a dealer for other companies such as Sno Jet, Kawasaki and Polaris, but over time found it challenging when companies expected a dealer to carry so much inventory on hand just to be a dealer, that eventually he filtered out and streamlined the business. One snow deprived season in the 1980’s proved exceptionally bad for business, which was a huge determining factor for Alex to get out of selling snowmobiles. Around 1978, Grandview Small Motors became a Husqvarna dealer and now is the oldest Husqvarna dealer in the Parkland area. 
As a youth, John Yaciuk, was most often found at his dad’s shop tinkering around with small engines and learning the trade from him. Over time John accompanied his dad at some of the 

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