Police Chief Paul Ladouceur likes to say that youth are 20 percent of the population, and 100 percent of the future.

With that idea in mind, the Estevan Police Service held their first youth night on Tuesday. Approximately 30 kids of all ages came to the Church of God gymnasium to play a variety of sports with the community's law enforcement personnel.

"It was certainly more than we expected for this being the first time that we've done this. Judging by the response we received, we're going to continue to do them," said Ladouceur, adding that they aim to hold two a month, with the next one planned in November.

"This is a great way for police to connect with local youth. The sooner we can establish positive relations with them, the better the relationship. And that carries through as they grow into adulthood. We've found time and time again that when those relationships develops young, it yields great results. They're much more engaged with their police service, they're more apt to report incidents, they're not afraid of police and they have a positive outlook towards their police service and vice versa."

He gave Estevan's newest police officer, Michelle Pickering, the credit for the success of the occasion.

"She applied for a grant through the Communities Initiative Fund, looked at this on her own initiative as a positive way to engage local youth. Good for her, that's what we expect from our members. She took the ball and ran with it, and it turned out to be a great event."

More Local News

Bitter Winds Sticking Around

After some balmy temperatures and days to start the new year, more traditional Saskatchewan weather has moved in for the third week of January. Cold days and even colder nights with bitter winds is…

Snowplow Safety Important For Everyone

With the lack of snowfall we've seen in the southeast corner of the province, it's easy to forget about the drivers that keep the roads clear and drivers safe. Snowplow operators are often overlooked…

Accident On 13th Ave and King Street

A two-vehicle collision took place early Wednesday morning. "At approximately 7:45 this morning, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street," explained…

The Difference Between Norovirus and Influenza Explained

Norovirus has been identified as the cause of a number of cases of nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting in the province. "Norovirus is a type of virus that affects the intestinal system," explained Doctor…

City's Proposed 2019 Budget Includes No Increase In Taxes Or Utility Rates

The city is planning some ambitious ideas for the proposed 2019 budget, but they won’t be including any higher taxes or utlility increases. The proposed budget was prepared by city administration and…

Pharmacies Running Out Of Flu Vaccine

It’s been a tough flu season in Canada and now some pharmacies in the Estevan area have been running out of the flu vaccine. Jeff Hilderman at the Estevan Pharmasave has seen his pharmacy run out of…

Three Ballots Needed Each for Police Board, Remuneration Board

At City Council's regular meeting Monday night, two boards needed people on it from the public at large - and the results were so close there were multiple ballots needed. It took three votes for…

Building Permits In City Down In 2018

Building permits for 2018 were down significantly from 2017, Estevan city council learned Monday night. The monthly building permit report gave an overview of how many building permits the city…

Festival Of Lights Shone Bright in 2018

The Festival of lights had a great turnout in 2018. They jumped from 11 participants in 2017 to 25 participants this year in 2018 and had an abundance of positive feedback from people driving through…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login