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THE OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST
THE OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST
THE OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST
THE OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST

THE OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST

THE OLDEST WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST The Minnedosa Tribune Since 1883 Volume 135 Issue

The

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Tribune

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST The Minnedosa Tribune Since 1883 Volume 135 Issue 33 Friday,
WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST The Minnedosa Tribune Since 1883 Volume 135 Issue 33 Friday,
WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE CANADIAN WEST The Minnedosa Tribune Since 1883 Volume 135 Issue 33 Friday,

Since 1883

Volume 135

Issue 33

Friday, November 3, 2017

www.minnedosatribune.com

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90 cents plus tax

INSIDE

this week

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Free Smoke Detectors

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Shewchuk To Hall Of Fame 2

Shewchuk To Hall Of Fame

2

Volunteer

Award For

Katie

Brown

2

Morris Industries Earns Safety Award
Morris Industries
Earns Safety Award

By HILLARY MILLER

M innedosa’s Morris Industries plant re-

cently won a Safety Award in recognition of its ac- complishments in health and safety. Presented by Made- Safe – Manufacturing Safety For Manitoba, Mor- ris Industries was awarded the Safety Excellence in Manufacturing Award dur- ing a gala on September 27th at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.

Stefan Levasseur, Plant Manager for the Minnedosa Morris plant, noted this came about when they were due for a safety audit. They com- pleted and passed their audit, and the next thing they knew they were con- tacted by representatives from MadeSafe, and were told they were going to be awarded for their safety measures. “Just knowing that we were the first com- pany to receive this award, and we are based out of

Minnedosa, I thought that was pretty neat,” said Levasseur. He noted that this is especially exciting for the people doing the manufac- turing in the plant, the peo- ple on the floor, because “the guys on the floor have worked so hard for it. They are the ones who are prac- ticing the safety culture every day, and they are the ones who have to be open minded and share with us all of the safety issues that might come forward.”

The company holds ‘tailgate’ meetings every two weeks, their health and safety committee meets quarterly, and man- agement meets (either in person or remotely) every month to discuss safety initiatives. The tailgate meetings are when em- ployees meet from differ- ent departments to discuss safety, processes that may need updating, and any incidents that may have occurred, and what could have been done to prevent

Photo by Hillary Miller

them. They then discuss their incident rates, which are very impressive, having had no time-loss incidents since January 2017. With many employ- ees working at the manu- facturing plant, Levasseur said the company’s goal is to make sure everybody goes home safely at the end of every day.

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Minnedosa Fun Fest’s Gift and Craft Sale

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Minnedosa Community Conference Centre $2.00 Admission (Kids 12 and under FREE!)

4th, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Minnedosa Community Conference Centre $2.00 Admission (Kids 12 and