Creighton council report: Bigfoot prankster, zoning bylaw, regional meeting on slate

Creighton RCMP have been made aware of a recent prank near Creighton Community School that raised the ire of some members of town council.

At the June 25 meeting of Creighton town council, Creighton RCMP Sgt. Sean McPhee gave councillors a report of offenses reported to police in May. One offense included someone dressed in a Bigfoot costume near Creighton School.

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“There was a fella, he was wearing a sasquatch costume hiding in the forest by the school. He would jump out at the kids,” said McPhee.

“He’s lucky somebody didn’t try to shoot him,” said Mayor Bruce Fidler.

The fate of the prankster is unknown. While RCMP are aware of the incident, it is unclear if any offenses were committed or if any arrests were made.

Zoning bylaw

The town of Creighton is moving forward with a new zoning bylaw.

Council members gave the new bylaw – all 126 pages of it – first reading at the meeting. The next step for the bylaw is a public meeting for further discussion. The date for this meeting has not been set.

Creighton council has not done major updates on their zoning bylaws since 2012.

PBCN meeting

Growth and cooperation will be on the agenda during an upcoming meeting between Creighton officials and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN).

Fidler and regional economic development coordinator Eve O’Leary are slated to meet with PBCN business leaders on July 10 and 11 to discuss potential partnerships between the two communities.

“It’s discussions on possible partnering in different things,” said Fidler. “We have some thoughts, and I know they have some thoughts. I don’t want to say anything about that yet until we have something positive to report, but we have a few ideas that we think will be good to partner on.”

PBCN consists of more than 11,000 members throughout northern Saskatchewan.

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