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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Pray and party By Jayne Foster Staff Reporter

Kick Start Spring The skate park outside of the Civic Centre was busy Saturday afternoon despite some chilly conditions. Teenagers welcomed spring by working on their ollies and kick flips at the beginning of skateboarding season. Photo by Brett Smith

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The weekend will get started bright and early this Saturday, April 5 with the annual Battlefords Mayors’ Breakfast. This year’s guest speaker will be entrepreneur and motivational speaker Michael Palmer, a Saskatchewan Roughriders Grey Cup champion. Tickets are $25 or $175 for a table of eight, available at Bee-J’s, Living Faith Chapel and the Territorial Drive Alliance Church. The 8:30 a.m. breakfast will be held at the Western Development Museum, presented by the Battlefords Ministerial Association. Later Saturday, the Battlefords will be rocking as Bandarama fills the Sloan Auditorium of the North Battleford Legion. It’s a three-band party featuring Jack Jones, classic rock from North Battleford, Picky Bando, original rock from Edmonton and Cordulain, original progressive blues rock from Edmonton. Local musician Kurtis J. Kopp says, in addition to putting on a great show, the objective of Bandarama is to open doors, and create opportunities for friendship among musicians and fans. Make sure you take your ID. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5. Sunday, April 6, is a day for the Western Development Museum to celebrate 65 years of preserving Saskatchewan’s

past. For that day, it will cost you a mere 65 cents to visit the museum. To help celebrate its 65th anniversary, the Western Development Museum, at the provincial level, is encouraging people to visit their local WDM this year. Those celebrating their 65th birthday in 2014 are eligible to receive free admission on their birth date, as well as a birthday present from the museum! The actual anniversary date is April 2. The WDM tells us it was officially created in 1949 by provincial legislation, inspired in part by the need to preserve large numbers of abandoned farm machinery before it was scavenged for scrap metal recycling after the Second World War. It has been collecting artifacts ever since. Looking ahead, especially as the pace of change accelerates, the WDM will be changing its focus for collecting artifacts. The WDM says it is now seeking items that reflect the culture, social life, innovation and economy of post-Second World War Saskatchewan, particularly during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. If you are interested in donating an artifact to the WDM, check out their collections page at www.wdm.ca/collections.htm. Attention gardeners. Have you seen the announcement of a North West Regional College class called Perennials for the Prairies? It reminds us we don’t have to live in Florida to have a gorgeous yard. The class is Wednesday, April 9 and you can call 306-937-5102 to register. jayne@newsoptimist.ca

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March 24 council notes

Council gets behind anti‐bullying agenda Staff Here is a rundown of some of the agenda from North Battleford’s city council meeting Monday night. (Thanks to City Communications Manager Mike Halstead for his assistance providing much of this information.) Upcoming are some major events to promote awareness of gay and lesbian issues in the community. A letter was received from the Gay Straight Alliance at Sakewew

High School stating that Pink Revolution Week takes place from Friday, April 4 to Friday, April 11. As well, Day of Pink is set for Wednesday, April 9. People are being encouraged to wear pink as a way to spread a message that bullying, violence, discrimination and homophobia are not to be tolerated. The raising of a pink flag will take place outside North Battleford City Hall Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Connected to these activi-

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ties, Mayor Ian Hamilton has proclaimed April 4 to April 11 as Pink Revolution Week, and March 30 to April 5 as Trans Awareness Week. Councillor Cathy Richardson noted the Kiwanis Music Festival began March 25 and runs to April 9. Councillor Ryan Bater inquired about the issue of potholes, now that spring is upon us. Director of Public Works Stewart Schafer said residents should report potholes by calling 306-4451730. Mayor Ian Hamilton confirmed he and local RCMP inspector, John Sutherland, would be in Ottawa this week for the Policing and Community Partnerships Symposium. They expect to learn best practices across Canada, talk about community safety and network with leaders from other communities facing similar issues.

The changes to a city-wide garbage and recycling in the city will be the subject of upcoming open houses. Mike Halstead confirmed the dates for the open houses as Wednesday, April 2, Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 17 in Room No. 107 of the Don Ross Centre from 5 to 8 p.m. City officials will be there and residents are encouraged to show up to learn more about the changes and have their questions and concerns addressed. Displays and updated information will be on hand as well. The Home Hardware Building Centre expansion project, some details of which were reported in the Regional Optimist last week, came up as part of “new business” Monday. The issue council dealt with Monday was additional land to accommodate the

expansion. Council passed a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to execute a lease agreement with Cash and Carry Lumber Mart (Home Hardware) for approximately 3.77 acres of city-owned property, to accommodate the expansion. The city property in question is to the east of Home Hardware and currently stores transit buses and some other materials. Those will be relocated. The lease agreement will run for a three-year term with an option for three more, said City Manager Jim Puffalt. The Home Hardware expansion, taking place over the coming year, is a major project to North Battleford. The expansion will add approximately 25,000 square feet to the store space at their location; the building plan is expected to come before council sometime in the near

future. Another item that came forward to council from the executive committee meeting was on the topic of revitalization of the downtown area and the development of a downtown master plan. Council authorized administration to approach Crosby Hanna and Associates about preparing a downtown master plan. “What we’re doing there is asking Crosby, Hanna to give us a proposal to sole source it, just because they have so much experience and background in that project and direct experience in North Battleford,” Puffalt told reporters. The intention is for a downtown master plan to be completed in time for the 2015 budget deliberations. City Council meets again in three weeks on Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

34‐year‐old faces sexual assault charges Staff

Award-winning Canadian poet Barbara Klar hosted a writing workshop Saturday at the North Battleford Library. Following the workshop, Klar stayed for a reading of selected poems from her latest work titled Cypress. The poems are based on her time as a tree planter in the Cypress Hills. Photo by Brett Smith

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged with sexual assault by Battlefords RCMP. Randy Joseph Clarke of North Battleford is charged with sexual interference, sexual assault and invitation to sexual touching. According to police, the incident was reported a week earlier. Police also say Clarke was in violation of a parole order, which has since been revoked. Clarke appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court on Friday and was remanded in custody. His next court appearance is set for Wednesday, April 9 by CCTV. A publication ban on the name of the victim has also been imposed.

Assault Victim Frightens Attacker Away Quick thinking by a North Battleford woman prevented her from being further assaulted in an incident early Saturday morning, according to Battlefords RCMP. Police say the woman was entering her home on Gregory Drive at about 1 a.m. when she was attacked by an unknown man, who threatened her with a knife. During a brief struggle the woman was able to activate an audible alarm and her attacker fled. The perpetrator is described as a young Caucasian, with dyed blonde hair down near the nape of his neck, wearing a black toque, a long coat with dark clothing and wearing multiple silver

hoop style earrings. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the North Battleford RCMP at 1-306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

Sudden Death Attended

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Saturday, North Battleford RCMP and ambulance responded to a complaint of unconscious man outside of his home in the Kildeer area of North Battleford. A 63-year-old man f was transported by ambulance to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The name of the man is not being released pending family notifications. Foul play is not suspected.

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North Battleford Fire Department say they have re-

sponded to a motor vehicle collision at 13th Avenue and 102nd Street Thursday morning. According to the fire department, the driver, a lone occupant of a half-ton truck, was backing out and hit a stop sign and two parked vehicles. The driver was treated at the scene and transferred to Battlefords Union Hospital. The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. That was one of a couple of incidents that morning. A short time later at 8:47 a.m., the fire department was called to Valley View Towers II in response to a fire alarm. It turned out to be a false alarm, as maintenance was washing out the garbage area with a pressure washer and steam set off the detector.

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Construction Ramping Up

This is some of the building activity seen in North Battleford Friday afternoon, as a number of major construction projects are underway. The projects include the Battlefords and District Coop’s gas bar and convenience store near Walmart; the Northwest Community Futures building near Frontier Mall; and the new Shine Ur Ride car and truck wash in the north end on 99th Street. The three projects are among several cited as boosting the building permit values in North Battleford during early 2014. Photos by John Cairns

North Battleford cracks down on jokes and pranks By Claudette Cadiddlehopper Staff Reporter

It’s official: April Fool’s Day is a thing of the past in North Battleford. At a hastily-called special meeting of council early this morning, council passed a bylaw officially outlawing April Fool’s Day and all April Fool’s jokes in the city. The bylaw covers all jokes, pranks and other humor happening up until noon on April 1. The penalties apply not only to jokes and pranks in the workplace, at home and elsewhere, but also covers April Fool’s pranks by all publications and broadcast outlets. The ban also covers all social media including Facebook and Twitter. Peace officers in the city of North Battleford will enforce the bylaw. A fine schedule is to be imposed; first offenses start at $250, second offenses are $500 and third or more offenses are $2,000. Also, fines are being doubled for all media organizations committing April Fools infractions. The bylaw takes effect immediately and peace officers were expected to swarm the community in droves in a major crackdown on pranksters. Peace officers also intend

to send out a complete rundown on all alleged April Fool’s activities and infractions, similar to what the RCMP does with their “Daily Report.” The crackdown on April Fool’s Day came about after heavy lobbying from outraged local residents in the wake of an incident three years ago. At that time the Battlefords Regional Optimist ran a front-page April Fool’s Day news story that claimed, erroneously, that the Credit Union CUplex project was being scrapped for financial reasons. The now-infamous story was pulled and a front-page apology was issued by publisher Alana Schweitzer, but not before the phony story had provoked widespread civil unrest and chaos in the streets. The need to ensure this situation never repeated itself ever again was cited as the rationale for the anti-April Fool’s bylaw. As well, officials tout the revenue that will be raised from the fines to be imposed, which will be put to good use towards downtown revitalization and safer-communities efforts. The bylaw was greeted with a yawn by North Battleford residents, but provoked widespread concern among residents in the town of Battleford.

The News-Optimist has been bombarded with calls from nervous Battleford residents fearful that April Fool’s pranksters from north of the river will descend on their community to commit jokes on them, with no penalty attached. There are also concerns expressed from residents of other nearby communities, including surrounding resort villages and First Nations, along the same lines. Notably, there was not unanimous support for the anti-April Fool’s Day measures on council. One unidentified councillor reportedly walked out of the special meeting in disgust over the bylaw. Unfortunately, the walkout meant there was no one in chambers opposing the resolution to proceed to third reading, a procedural vote that by rule requires unanimous consent. The dissenting councillor raced back up the stairs at City Hall, but it was too late as all three readings were passed and the bylaw was signed and sealed. After the meeting the humiliated councillor, whose head was covered by a paper bag, vented frustration. “We’re going to take a tumble in the MoneySense quality-of-life rankings over this!” the councillor said.

“Who will want to live in a community with no sense of humor? This will drive all the cool people away!” The bag-headed councillor also claimed nobody else on council or administration wanted the bylaw either. But they had “caved” to pressure from a small but vocal minority of “mad fools” who had been angrily demanding action from City Hall on the important April Fool’s joke issue. However, there is a possibility the April Fool’s bylaw could be overturned quickly. “This is a violation of our charter rights to freedom of speech,” the unknown councillor said, vowing to have the bylaw struck down in the courts. North Battleford is not the only city in Canada cracking down on jokes. City council in Toronto is rumored to be on the verge of passing a similar bylaw cracking down on the flood of jokes made by comedians at the expense of Mayor Rob Ford. That bylaw effort is backed by local residents who say they are embarrassed that Toronto has become a punch line for late night TV hosts. A bigger issue, however, is whether their proposed bylaw can even be enforced given that the late-night comedians are all located outside the

country. On a related topic, the Battlefords News-Optimist reminds all residents to proceed with caution in reading news stories today, as April 1 is traditionally the day when newspapers, radio and

TV outlets go hog wild running completely phony April Fool’s Day stories such as the one you are reading right now. Yes, you’ve been punk’d. Happy April Fool’s Day to you all.

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Commentary

Best agents of change are time and patience By William Wardill In the first decade of the past century when Europe was a powder keg almost ready to explode into war, my father, a young and exceedingly proper English youth, arrived in the village of Vonda, Saskatchewan. There, he filed on a homestead and bought a partnership in a general store owned by a widow of Polish extraction. His customers were called Galicians, ethnic Ukrainians and Poles who had come to Canada from their former homeland in Austro-Hungary. The rules that countries make for themselves can be a snare for minorities within their populations. When the Great War came, Galicians, who had no love for their former masters in Vienna and Budapest, were interned in great numbers in Canada as enemy aliens. Ethnic Germans who had come to Canada from the German colonies in the Ukraine, which was then a part of Tsarist Russia, were classified as former citizens of a friendly power. My father liked Ukrainians. He immersed himself in their culture. He taught me Ukrainian words. His affection for Ukrainians is one of the most enduring things in the scanty inheritance he left to me. In March of 2014, it seems everybody in Canada and Western Europe loves Ukrainians, or at least will do so until the next international crisis comes along. In any crisis situation, what our leaders and the news media proclaim soon becomes conventional wisdom. Unfortunately, conventional wisdom too often obscures the realities behind the words. Russians and Ukrainians are different. The vast land mass of what we call Russia has always been a land of diversity in language, religion and culture. What became Tsarist Russia began in the ninth century with the dynasty created by a man called Rurik. He was a Viking. The tribe of the people called “Russ” were Vikings. Tsarist Russia ended in 1917 when Bolsheviks overthrew the Romanov regime and executed all the members of the royal family. To acknowledge their German ancestors, the Romanovs were more correctly entitled the House of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov. Throughout centuries, the rulers of Russia had taken many German brides. The Ukrainians were Slavs, part of a migration that began when Constantinople, capital of the glittering Christian Empire of Byzantium, was overrun by the Turks in 1457 A.D. The westward movement took the Ukrainians through the Slavic states of Poland and Lithuania. The conquering warriors of Islam moved westward as well. The Black Sea Fleet, from its base at Sevastopol in the Crimean peninsula (which had been History & Commentary from a Russian territory for centuries) was the bulwark against incursions by Turkish naval power. During the Russo-Japanese War, the Black Sea fleet remained in the Black Sea when the Tsar’s Baltic fleet journeyed halfway around the globe to an ignominious defeat by the Japanese navy in the Battle of Tushima in Catalogue available from: 1905. Tushima was a factor Speargrass Specialties in the growing unrest that Box 298, Eatonia, Sk., S0L 0Y0 Phone: (306) 967‐2910 toppled the Tsarist regime 12 www.speargrassspecialties.com years later. The Don Cossacks of the

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Ukraine were the Tsar’s most loyal troops. In the struggle for power after the abdication of the Tsar Nicholas II, the Ukraine was a hotbed of resistance to the Bolsheviks and safe territory for the White Russian army that opposed them. The Bolsheviks won. In various ways, Ukrainians were punished. The most murderous punisher was Josef Stalin who, in 1932 and 1933, engineered the Holodomor, the artificial famine that denuded the Ukraine of agricultural products and caused the death by starvation of an estimated 7.5 million people. The wounds have not healed.

After the Second World War, when Canada’s standing in the community of nations was much higher than it is now, Prime Minister Lester Pearson was involved in the creation of the United Nations peacekeepers and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO, which included the United States and 11 other states, was intended to counterbalance the military might of the former USSR. In 1954, Ukrainian-born Nikita Kruschev, leader of the USSR, gave the Crimean peninsula to the Ukraine. Continued on Page 5

Letter

April Fools’ joke for superannuates Dear Editor April 1 is here and it appears that the joke will be on those of us who are federal superannuates. It was announced by Treasury Board president Tony Clements that this is the date in 2015 that our health care co-payments would begin increasing. Over the next few years we will see our co-payments rise from 20 per cent to 50 per cent, and starting April 1 this year, our premiums will double. Mr. Clements laughably calls this a “fair” deal, and claims both sides “gave a little.” I fail to see how this socalled negotiated agreement could be called fair when it was delivered with the threat of punitive legislation, and how doubling the medical costs of thousands of retirees living on a fixed income could mean the Treasure Board gave anything. In my world, negotiating means give and take, so why is it that we always give and they always take? Mr. Clement and his labour-bashing cronies have broken a contract with current retirees, by retroactively and unilaterally changing benefits and premiums. Mr. Clement claims

this deal will save $6.7 billion, but that saving comes at the cost of taking that money from the pockets of federal retirees, all of whom are taxpayers and consumers as well. The Harper and Wall Conservatives make a practice of balancing the books on the backs of labour and the aged, which seems to be popular with their big business supporters. Perhaps they should take a long, hard look at where business profits will be headed when they get their wish of everyone working for minimum wage. When the people who can least afford it are paying for obscene corporate profits and CEO bonuses greater than the gross income of some Third World countries, and democracy is threatened as never before in Canada, the old saying that “the worm will turn when trodden on” should become our mantra. It is my fondest wish that the people who have been wronged and robbed will band together and remove Harper and Wall in the next election, and I for one will be standing up to be counted. Lyle E, Comstock Battleford

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The wonderful world of wine grape varieties Wine is never boring. There are hundreds of grape varieties grown in dozens of countries – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz/Syrah, to name only a few you may have heard of before. And just when you thought you could recognize a Merlot grape wine, you tried a Monastrell grape wine, or someone poured you a Petit Verdot, and on it goes. Portugal alone has some 120 unique grape varieties. Many bottles list the specific grape variety or grape varieties on the front of the wine bottles, while many wines are made of numerous grape varieties and may only mention them on the back of the bottle if at all. When thinking about the daunting scope of grape varieties, I find it helpful to compare the world of wine grapes to apples. Most of us recognize and have preferences among different apple varieties — Delicious, Macintosh, Gala, Spartan, Winesap, Granny Smith — and blindfolded we could probably identify a few of them by their unique texture and flavour profile. While all of these apple varieties can (and should) be eaten raw, each have characteristics that make them especially suited to one or another style of cooking or baking – some for sauce, some suited more for pies than others and some freeze better. Few of us can expect to know the vast world of grape varieties, nor need we bother – we just enjoy the wine results. I thought it might be fun to pick out a few grape varieties, describe their main characteristics and let you do the follow-up research.

Doug’s Wine Picks of the Week

Starting with a couple of red varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon is probably one of the most recognized and sought after varieties in North America and parts of Europe. Think big and extroverted in style. It is a hardy variety that requires late summer sun to ripen. It’s the big tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon thatt respond so nicely to oak barrel storage helping smooth out some of those gritty edges. A couple of universal characteristics would be peppery notes and strong aromas of blackcurrant. Tannins beg protein so strong cheeses and dense red meats often work nicely with Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Another red variety gaining a bit more press is the Monastrell (in Spain)/ Mourvédre (in France). The Monastrell is a smallish berry that grows in tight clusters. Its relatively thick skin gives to the wine full, concentrated, black fruit characteristics. Monastrell is the queen of the grapes in southern parts of Spain though it could be mistaken for a pauper on its often-straggly looking vines. The tannins in the Monastrell are softer than in the Cabernet Sauvignon so a Monastrell - based wine tends to be more food versatile. Enjoy. Doug Reichel Visit: FineWinesSask.com

Assault Investigation This a composite drawing of a man who is wanted in connection to an assault at a residence on Gregory Drive at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police say investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the North Battleford RCMP at 1-306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. For details of the incident please turn to Page 2.

Torreon de Paredes Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009/10 – Chile ($16.95; ID# 5575). Winemaker: Alvaro Paredes. From the Paredes family owned vineyards south of Santiago, Chile, comes one of the most consistently over-delivering Cabernet Sauvignons on the market. These healthy grapes come from older vines (18 to 20 years old), 12 months in new French oak. Here you’ll find all those wonderful, feisty peppery and dark berry characteristics of a quality cabernet. Ideal serving temperature is 18 C. Food pairing: Enjoy with your favourites, including red meats, ham, bacon, venison, game birds or Gruyere cheese. Luzon Organic 2010/11 – Spain ($15.56; ID#6951). From the southern Spanish wine region of Jumilla, this 100 per cent Monastrell, is all about gentle ripe fruit, extremely soft tannins and is completely unwooded (i.e. no time spent in oak barrels). No pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or other synthetic chemicals are used anywhere in the vineyard. Food Pairing: Bread, soft and mild cheeses, pastas, burgers or just leftovers.

Ukraine: time and patience Continued from Page 4 In 2013, Ukrainians tried to gain a place in the European Community, among the nations that gave birth to NATO. Russia took Crimea back because they didn’t want a client nation of NATO to hold territory surrounding the Russian naval base of Sevastopol. There is logic in this. Canadians would be unhappy to see the naval base at Halifax by North Koreans. Another menacing factor in the current crisis is the fact that most of the citizens of heavily industrialized East Ukraine are of Russian birth. There could be a referendum and there could be a vote to secede. Canadians know about referendum, secession and that unique Quebec term “sovereignty association.” The present overheated situation in

Quebec sees another attempt by the Quebec nationalists to force immigrants to use French rather than English as their second language. This is happening despite the fact Quebec has been well treated within the Canadian federation. There is a similar situation in Ukraine, where, historically, the treatment of Ukrainians by the central government has been brutal. The NATO partners are focussing the disapproval of the world on Vladimir Putin and the Russian federation. There are sanctions and there will be more of them. Sanctions are like boomerangs; they can return to bite the states that impose them. There will be money flowing into Ukraine’s empty coffers. There will be no military aid. The NATO partners are weary

of war. They are weary also of ensuring the security of oil-producing states that are becoming less important in the energy strategies of North America and Europe. The United States alone, in its 12-year campaign in Afghanistan has paid a bitter price in blood and in wealth. So has Canada during the 10 years Canadians were involved in the effort to remake Afghanistan. It seems certain now Afghanistan will revert to a land of warlords, opium poppies and the debasement of women. Customs that have become ingrained over centuries cannot be changed overnight by military force or by the introduction of western-style democracy — neither in Afghanistan nor in the Ukraine. The best agents for change are time and patience.


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by Jayne Foster

Volunteers:They go out and do it Every volunteer has a story. Do they give of time and effort to help others, to fulfill someone else’s need, or perhaps their own? To make a difference? To pay a debt? To feel a connection? There are as many volunteers’ stories as there are volunteers. But they are all a part of one bigger story – the story of what, collectively, volunteers can do. Ask Darlene Kingwell, the regional co-ordinator of volunteer and spiritual services for Prairie North Health Region. “Volunteers are there to support in the same way the staff is supporting better health, better care, better value and better teams.” This evening, Tuesday, April 1, there will be a gathering of 300 or more volunteers at the Knights of Columbus Hall in North Battleford where health region management and civic leaders will pay tribute to the volunteers of Prairie North. It’s a thank you for all their many stories. The provincial government’s strategic priorities of “Better Health, Better Care, Better Value and Better Teams” may be the current mantra of the direction of health care in Saskatchewan, but health care volunteers have been working that agenda long before it became an official direction. “Volunteers are here to enhance the services provided in health care,” says Kingwell. “That means anything from longterm care to acute care or primary health. Volunteers are there to enhance by providing that connection with the community.” There have always been volunteers, and over the last three decades or so that important human resource has become formalized and is now a distinct entity within Prairie North Health Region. The beginnings date back to when there was no region, when health districts were still the administrative bodies of health care. Kingwell would be the first to say this story is not about her, but a look back at her career does put things into perspective. Twenty-six years ago today, April 1, Kingwell became the first co-ordinator of volunteer services for the home care program in the Battlefords. Meals on Wheels was a few years old at the time, and until that point had been “on the side of the desk of somebody who did scheduling.” After her time there, and after a year working at Saskatchewan Hospital, she began co-ordinating volunteers for the then health district. When the Prairie North Health Region was created, the larger area came under her watch as well. “How fortunate for me to have such a career in volunteer management,” says Kingwell. At one time it was a matter of writing your name on a recipe card in a box and pitching in,

but things have become more formalized and, indeed, the field of volunteer management has become a recognized profession. Kingwell is certified with the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources. But for all its administrative advances, volunteer management is still about the people who volunteer. Kingwell and the present coordinator of volunteer services with the home care program, Denise Schmidt, share an obvious pride in what volunteers bring to health care in the region. Despite knowing the ins and outs of volunteer resources, theirs is almost a sense of wonder at what, individually and collectively, their volunteers do. Meals on Wheels is one of the best-known volunteer programs, falling under the umbrella of home care. “It’s huge,” says Schmidt, who holds a certificate in volunteer management There are five routes in North Battleford, two in Battleford and one in Cut Knife, with noon meals delivered Monday to Friday to clients. Meals on Wheels helps keep people in their homes by providing a nutritious hot meal and community contact to people who are often socially isolated. Often, says Schmidt, the volunteers are also extra eyes and ears for home care nurses, reporting any circumstances that require investigation, such as a client who has fallen, or who isn’t answering their door or telephone. This is program that “has to be done,” says Schmidt with passion. “I have to have volunteers.” And she’s not afraid to recruit wherever and whenever possible. There’s no room for letting any

clients down. “The clients are so appreciative, especially when our volunteers have to deliver those meals when it’s minus 40 in the snow!” From amongst churches, businesses such as car dealership and real estate agencies, services organizations and individuals, there must be 300 volunteers taking part, says Schmidt. No definitive number? That’s because volunteers are something of an immeasurable resource, say Schmidt and Kingwell. “It’s always been hard to quantitatively measure the volunteers,” says Kingwell. One may be able to count volunteers within one program, but many times one individual may be a member of a hospital greeter program, deliver Meals on Wheels for home care, entertain at River Heights Lodge, belong to the Battlefords District Care Centre Auxiliary … and so on. In the Meals on Wheels program, whole businesses and organizations often sign up to volunteer, and while those volunteer acts are counted, the number of individuals represented is something of a moving target. But it’s a hefty number At Battlefords Union Hospital alone, there are at least 40 greeters who cover shifts from 8 a.m. to noon and from noon to 4 p.m. daily, plus five unit volunteers daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Student volunteers help out on the units from 4 to 6 p.m. and there are also spiritual services volunteers visiting on behalf of the churches. The greeters in the foyer of Battlefords Union Hospital provide patient information, says Kingwell, but they are also there for people coming in with illness or age or changes in their life,

taking them to the appropriate areas and helping them find their way. They might assist people from long-term care who have arrived on the Handibus, take them to their treatment area and see them back on the bus. All these activities have the added value of freeing up staff to do the jobs they are paid to do. The greeter program is 10 years old and there are “charter” greeters still showing up for their shifts. “I’ve actually had people waiting to get on to the greeter program, because people just hold their place,” says Kingwell. “I’ve had people hold their spot for five or six years … it’s quite amazing.” And she has stories. “I’ve got some greeters stories. Talk about accommodating people … giving them a ride across the street in a wheelchair?” she laughs. And when a baby goes home, says Kingwell, they are eager to help, pushing the wheelchair or carrying bags or flowers. “They love it when a baby comes down.” On the units, there are more volunteers. They visit at bedsides, help at discharge or admitting, and provide a listening ear. Maybe somebody in hospital is anxious and wants to talk about their worries, or doesn’t fully understand their treatment, says Kingwell. A unit volunteer can talk with them, perhaps helping with a questionnaire or form, reducing the patient’s stress. “The nurse might not have time to sit and visit to find out if the patient is anxious about something. [With unit volunteers] that can be taken care of easily, even questions like who’s looking after the dog. We’ve had questions

like that.” Palliative care volunteers also help reduce stress and provide comfort and care at the most difficult of times. They may be called upon to help at the bedside of a hospital palliative care room, or at a long term care facility, or even a patient’s home if they’ve chosen to pass there. “All our volunteers are specifically trained, they are registered, they have criminal record checks done, they are trained in palliative care … and are able to do vigil sitting to help the family through that time.” Most palliative care programs don’t provide vigil sitting, but it’s always been an identified need and it is part of Prairie North’s program, says Kingwell. The family may want someone with their loved one all the time if it’s not possible for them to attend. Spiritual services for patients is also part of the volunteer program and is supported through local churches. Although there is no paid chaplain’s position, says Kingwell, they have a chaplain on call list. “We have all their numbers so there is that support … even if they need to come in at two in the morning.” Volunteer and spiritual services also provides in-services for visitation volunteers, tours and support, as well as identification and special vests so nurses know who they are and can pass pertinent information on to them. But it doesn’t stop there. In the community, more volunteers are active. In addition to home care volunteers, there are young parent mentors and adopt a grandparent volunteers. There are also volunteers trained to facilitate living well

with chronic conditions presentations. You couldn’t have a paid person stand up and deliver the script with the same impact as a peer, says Kingwell. The facilitators go through four days training by Kingwell or Schmidt, who had their training through the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., and after having delivered a session they can become peer leaders. Wellness clinics also rely on volunteers to direct clients attending to have their blood pressure measured, and get their fingernails and toenails done, says Schmidt. “All those things are preventive.” They are aimed at reducing emergency visits and at keeping people in their homes, plus providing them with the social contact that is part of the goal of holistic care. “Volunteers are there, whether in a mentoring role, visiting or helping with different duties. There it starts.” Is it possible to measure the impact of volunteers? “They are a valuable important human resource,” says Kingwell, adding, “It’s tough to measure when that is translated into dollars and cents.” In addition to the hours of actual volunteer delivery time that is recorded, there is also the time people take out of their day to get ready and even to get to their volunteer programs. “When you stop and put that into a minimum wage, and factor out the hundreds of thousands of dollars that that would add up to …” Kingwell can’t even hazard a guess. “Volunteers don’t do the job of paid staff, they enhance the job,” she says. “We couldn’t hire someone to come and visit for an hour and to see if anybody needs help with any particular thing.” That’s a job only a volunteer is willing to take on. “If you put an ad in the paper to come and drive for an hour once a day, take your own vehicle, in all kinds of weather, you wouldn’t get a person applying for it,” says Kingwell. “But volunteers go out and do it.” It might be said they “go out and do it” when a paid person might not. Kingwell remembers going to work during a huge storm. “I arrived at the hospital windblown, thinking ‘my gosh what did I just drive through?’ and there are the greeters.” That’s why she and Schmidt put emphasis on thanking their volunteers in ways like tonight’s appreciation event. “Not only do they inspire others, they also motivate each other. That’s why it’s important we all come together once a year in a community-wide recognition of volunteerism.”


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Fire destroys residence on 105th Street Staff A house on 105th Street in North Battleford is a total loss following an early morning fire Monday.

According to North Battleford Fire Department, they received a phone call shortly after 4 a.m. reporting a house fire on the 1500 block of 105th Street.

The fire department responded with an initial contingent of one fire engine and four firefighters and were at the scene by 4:07 a.m. Upon arrival, they noted heavy flames coming from the rear of the structure through the roof. The fire department said that an “aggressive defensive attack” was performed to knock down the blaze. As well, firefighters protected the other houses on both sides of the blaze. NBFD say the home to the north suffered damage to the vinyl siding prior to their arrival. Overall, 15 firefighters responded from NBFD, along with two pumpers, a rescue vehicle, a utility truck and a command unit. City of North Battleford Municipal Enforcement, the RCMP, WPD Ambulance, and SaskEnergy were also on the scene. According to NBFD, crews remained on

This is the scene on 105th Street Monday morning following an early-morning fire at a residence there. The house is described as a total loss, but there were no injuries and no one was inside at the time of the blaze. Photo submitted the scene until 9:30 a.m. NBFD report there were no injuries and no one was

inside the house at the time of the incident. The fire department says the house will

be secured until it cools and an investigation will be performed.

JUNO nominees Splash’N Boots to appear at Dekker Centre Submitted Recently nominated for a 2014 JUNO Award for Children’s Album of the Year, Splash’N Boots are bringing their infectious, high energy live show to North Battleford. Recently filming a brand new TV pilot with special guest star and Canadian icon, Fred Penner, the two-time recipients of Canadian Children’s Group of the Year will take the stage at the Dekker Centre Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. With music videos airing daily across Canada on Treehouse TV, Splash’N Boots’ performance

promises to get the entire family up on their feet dancing, singing, and most importantly, laughing! Tickets are available now at www.dekkercentre.com. “We’re so excited to be coming back to the Dekker Centre,” says Taes (pronounced “Tess”), the group’s “Boots.” “We have met so many amazing families in North Battleford so we can’t wait to come back and see them, and meet some new ones.” With the JUNO Awards taking place March 24 – 30 in Winnipeg, Splash’N Boots’ recently nominated album, Coconuts Don’t Fall Far From the Tree – which shot up

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to number one on Bandcamp in its first week of being released – was written entirely with the help of their fans. All song titles as well as the album’s name were suggested and chosen by Splash’N Boots fans via the group’s Facebook page. Fans even weighed in with suggestions for song lyrics throughout the writing process, making Coconuts Don’t Fall Far From the Tree the ultimate band/fan collaboration. This past December, Splash’N Boots filmed six six-minute episodes for a new children’s television pilot with Back Road Productions. Canadian icon, Fred Penner

– who starred in the beloved CBC hit, Fred Penner’s, Place in the 1980s and ‘90s – guest starred as their helpful neighbour “Fred” in one of the episodes, and Splash’N Boots hope it becomes a recurring role for Penner. The episodes will be promoted to various networks in 2014. No stranger to children ‘s music, live entertainment and videos (their infectious and hilarious videos air nationally on Treehouse TV), this TV pilot is a first for the duo and marks the beginning of what will surely be an exponential growth Splash’N Boots, two-time recipients of of both their popularity and their Canadian Children’s Group of the Year, will take the stage at the Dekker Centre empire. on Saturday, April 5. Photo submitted


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North Stars down 2‐0 to Melville Millionaires in SJHL semifinal was there and turned the puck away with his left shoulder. Later in the first, Jake McMillen generated a chance with a rush on the power play. As Plett went down to make a save, McMillen tried to flip the puck over the sprawled goalie. However, the puck was sent over the empty net. The Millionaires first great chance came following a slap shot from Ashton Clark. North Stars netminder Michael Gudmandson made the save with his pad, but he gave up a big rebound. It was sliding to Ben Mack, but Battlefords defenceman Dillon Forbes swiped the puck away. With the North Stars shorthanded, the Millionaires almost opened the scoring. Brady Constant threw the puck in front of the net from the corner, but Colin Mospanchuk was not able to settle a bouncing puck down before the North Stars’ defence collapsed on the crease. Early in the second, Gudmandson kept the game tied. He stretched from the right to

By Brett Smith Sports Reporter

The Battlefords North Stars find themselves in a hole following Saturday night’s game two of their SJHL semifinal. The Melville Millionaires edged the North Stars 2-1 at the Civic Centre behind a 32 save performance by goaltender Isaiah Plett. Melville leads the bestof-seven series 2-0 as they return home for games three and four. North Stars head coach Kevin Hasselberg said his team has to put these games behind them. “It’s the first to four,” said Hasselberg. “[We need to] rely on our strengths and come out with a good attitude and positive mindset and have fun.” The first quality chance of the game came from North Stars captain Kyle Schmidt. He played the puck around the Melville defenceman at the blue line, regained control and snapped it on net. Plett

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Cameron Blair is checked by Melville defenceman Matthew Carr during game two of the SJHL semifinal Saturday night. The Millionaires lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. Photo by Brett Smith the left post to stop Mospanchuk as the Millionaires forward tried to jam the puck past Gudmandson’s pad. Melville got on the board first 2:27 into the second. After a scramble in front of the net, the puck slid into the slot. Sam Williams pounced on the loose puck and snapped a shot on net. It found its way through traffic and underneath Gudmandson to put the Millionaires up 1-0. The Millionaires took three penalties in five minutes following the goal, providing the North Stars with opportunities to tie the game. In the first power play, Cameron Blair cut across the net and passed back to Blake Young,

who was tripped up. Blair pounced on the puck, but his shot hit Young as he came across the front of the net. Later, with a scrum in front of the net, a loose puck slid out to the slot. Jack Petrino jumped on the puck, but snapped it wide of the open net with Plett down. The North Stars tied the game early in the third period. Luke McColgan won a faceoff back to Charleson. He snapped a shot towards the net and McMillen redirected the puck past Plett 1:22 into the period to tie the game at one. Battlefords kept the pressure up to try to take the lead. Young stole the puck

in the Millionaires’ zone and had free space. He skated towards the net, but Plett dove and poked the puck off of Young’s stick. L a t e r, Ta n n e r Q u i n n pounced on a Melville turn-

BNS release schedule for prospects camp Submitted The Battlefords North Stars Annual Prospects Camp will take place at the North Battleford Civic Centre April 4 – 6.

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over. He stopped and passed it to Petrino, who was skating towards the net. Petrino snapped a shot towards the net, but it missed high. The Millionaires took the lead with 5:28 left to play. Gudmandson made the first save on a two-on-one rush. However, he gave up a rebound before a back-checking Brenden Heinrich fell on top of his goalie. Melville defenceman Alex Brandrup followed up the play and netted the puck to put the Millionaires up 2-1. Plett shut the door for the remaining five minutes to seal the game for Melville, adding to his eight saves in the period. Gudmandson was good in the loss, stopping 21 of 23 shots. Despite only scoring two goals in the first two games of the series, Hasselberg had simple advice to finding the back of the net again. “Calm down, relax and compose ourselves.” Game three and four of the series are Tuesday and Wednesday night in Melville.

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Two teams of prospects will take the ice in practice and scrimmage situations over the course of the three-day identification camp. All prospects will participate in an on ice practice session with the North Stars’ coaching staff Friday, April 4. Saturday will feature two games and an information session. The camp will conclude Sunday, April 6 after the completion of the final on ice game. The camp is designed to allow prospects the opportunity to participate in the daily activities of the club as if they were members on the team. Throughout the weekend, staff will work individually with each player providing feedback on performance and answering any questions regarding the development of players. An information session hosted by the coaching staff will allow parents to join discussions and interact with key members of the franchise. For further information, please contact head coach and general manager Kevin Hasselberg at 306-4460046.


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North Stars fall 3‐1 in opening game of SJHL semifinal series By Brett Smith Sports Reporter

For the second straight series, the Battlefords North Stars have fallen behind. A balanced attack led the Melville Millionaires to a 4-1 win over the North Stars in game one of their SJHL semifinal series at the Civic Centre Friday night. The Millionaires took an early 1-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series with the win. Early in the first, Millionaires defenceman Simon Genereux was sent to the penalty box for hooking. A minute into the power play, the North Stars opened the scoring. Battlefords captain Kyle Schmidt, who was presented with the Roger Neilson Award prior to puck drop, fired a shot towards the net. Blake Young deflected the shot off the post and past Melville goaltender Isaiah

Colin Mospanchuk redirected the puck past Michael Gudmandson to make it a 1-1 game midway through the first period. The Millionaires went on to win the game 4-1. Photo by Brett Smith Plett 2:27 into the period. Through the first 10 minutes of the period, both teams traded chances.

The second half of the period was slowed down by penalties. Melville used one of their power plays

to tie the game. With Luke McColgan in the box for charging, Millionaires winger Colin Mospanchuk redirected

Albers’ pre‐season is underway in Korea By Brett Smith Sports Reporter

Andrew Albers has made two pre-season appearances for the Korean Baseball Organization’s Hanwha Eagles. His first start was March 16 against the LG Twins, who are based out of Seoul, South Korea. Albers went two innings, gave up two hits, a walk and an earned run. While he struck out one batter, he was saddled with the loss as the Eagles fell 12-2.

Albers started again March 21 versus the Doosan Bears, who also play in Seoul. The former Minnesota Twins pitcher struck out five batters in four innings of work. He gave up three hits, a walk and an earned run. Albers earned a no decision as the game ended in a tie. The KBO’s season begins Saturday. The 28-year-old Albers, born in North Battleford, signed a one-year deal with the Eagles after being released by the Minnesota Twins in January. Albers will be a free agent if he decides to return to MLB after his contract expires.

Alec Brandrup’s point shot behind North Stars netminder Michael Gudmandson with 10:38 to play in the opening stanza to even the game at one. The North Stars had a couple of chances to break the tie before the end of the period. Young was stationed in the corner of Melville’s zone and found Cameron Blair streaking to the net. Blair took the pass and deked to his backhand, but the puck slid off his stick with an open net. Later, Tanner Quinn drove to the net on the right wing and shot the puck on net. It slid under the pads of Plett, but went harmlessly through the crease. The Millionaires put pressure on the North Stars early in the second. On a rush to the net, Allan Kilback centred the puck. Reed Murray stretched his stick to tip it and the puck slid past Gudmandson’s right pad and in 1:02 into the period. Shortly after the goal, Tj Constant sent the North Stars to the power play as the Melville forward took an interference penalty. However, it was the Millionaires with the best chance. Murray streaked down the wing into the North Stars’ zone and snapped a shot on net, but Gudmandson made the glove save. Blair had a chance to tie the game during another Melville penalty. He was alone in front of the net, but fanned on the shot. The puck slid to defenceman Jake Erickson on the other side of the net, but a

Millionaires defenceman tied up Erickson’s stick. Melville had another shorthanded chance midway through the period. After a turnover, Kelvin Walz found himself on a breakaway from centre ice. Erickson chased him down and harassed the Melville forward causing him to miss the net on his shot attempt. In the third, the Millionaires used a quick start to take a 3-1 lead. Lane Harbor skated the puck into the North Stars’ zone and snapped the puck over Gudmandson’s glove 23 seconds into the period. Battlefords turned up the pressure after Melville’s third goal. McColgan spun towards the Millionaires’ net. He had space to take a shot, but Plett made a nice save with his catcher. Later in the period, Ben Greenaway cut back to the centre of the Millionaires’ zone and threw the puck on net. The shot almost fooled Plett, but he kicked into the corner. Plett, while looking shaky at times between the pipes, was strong throughout the game for Melville, especially in the third period. He turned away all 14 North Stars’ shots in the period to keep Battlefords at bay. With 12 seconds left to play, Brandrup iced the game as he scored into the empty net. Gudmandson stopped 20 of the 23 shots he faced on the evening to take the loss. Plett made 38 saves to give Melville the early advantage in the series.

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Stars eliminated in four games by ND Argos in SMAAAHL final By Brett Smith Sports Reporter

The Battlefords Stars came up short of the SMAAAHL championship. The Stars dropped game four of the best-of-five series 3-2 to the Notre Dame Argos at the Civic Centre Saturday afternoon, giving the Argos a 3-1 series win. It was a tight series, which saw three of the four games decided by one goal. Battlefords started Michael Korol, Logan Nachtegaele and Troy Gerein to give the team a physical presence at puck drop. The three forwards played their part, hitting everything in sight on their first shift. Stars goaltender Ryan Rewerts made his first start of the playoffs with his team facing elimination and was tested early in the game. He made a couple of reaction saves to get into the game at the beginning of the period. Later in the first, Josh Bly had the puck and a lane towards the Notre Dame net. Argos defenceman Evan Werle caught up to Bly and knocked it off his stick. A scramble in front also led to a good scoring chance for the Stars. Korol, Nachtegaele and Gerein were all trying to jam the puck past, but could not beat Argos goalie Dylan Ferguson. The Stars were awarded the game’s first power play after Layne Young was held up after getting by Argos defenceman Alex McGovern.

Battlefords took advantage on the power play. Alex Pernitsky had his initial shot blocked. He got the puck back and shot again, but it was stopped by Ferguson. Spencer Bast was at the side of the net and knocked in the rebound to give the Stars a 1-0 lead 6:57 into the first. Battlefords almost extended their lead right after the goal. Korol broke into the Argos’ zone. His wrist shot got by Ferguson’s blocker, but it was stopped by the right post. Notre Dame started to apply pressure with power plays late in the first. Dillon Dube entered the Stars’ zone on a rush and deked around a Battlefords defenceman. He cut to the centre of the zone and aimed his show low, but Rewerts made a pad save. The Stars goaltender was forced to make multiple saves on the power play, but kept the lead for Battlefords. With Nachtegaele in the penalty box for hooking, the Stars had a chance to break the tie again. Bly stole the puck and had an angle towards the Argos’ net. Nolan Reid caught Bly from behind to break up the chance. The Stars’ coaching staff believed that Reid hooked Bly and were voiced their opinion to the referee as play continued. The Argos solved Rewerts early in the second period on a power play. After peppering Rewerts with shots, Elijah Francis gained the zone on the left wing and snapped the puck over Rewert’s glove on

The agony of defeat sets in for Stars forward Josh LaFramboise after the Stars lost the SMAAAHL final three games to one. Photo by Brett Smith the Argos’ 19th shot of the game 3:36 into the second to tie the game. Battlefords thought they broke the tie shortly after the goal. Josh LaFramboise had his shot stopped and Bast backhanded the rebound wide. They followed up on the play and brought the puck back in front of the net and tried to jam it past Ferguson. The Stars believed they

got it past the goal line. The referees gathered to talk, eventually getting an opinion from the goal judge. After deliberating, the referee confirmed the save to keep it a 1-1 game. Later, Young came in on a partial breakaway. Before he could get a shot off, Ferguson dove ahead with a poke check and knocked the puck off Young’s stick. Yo u n g p u t t h e S t a r s

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playoffs. The lead did not last long as the Argos tied the game 1:16 into the third. Kaden Elder made a cross-crease pass to Taylor Ross, who redirected it over a sprawling Rewerts to tie the game at two. Young had a chance to break the tie after having his first shot blocked. He got the rebound and snapped a puck that was destined for the top corner. Ferguson threw up his blocker and knocked it into the corner. Ferguson made another save that preserved the tie. LaFramboise cut into the centre of the zone around a defender and snapped the puck on net. Ferguson flashed the leather and made a great save with this catcher. Notre Dame took the lead for good with 8:52 to play. Colin Burston’s wrist shot from the point hit Argos captain Jack Flaman in front of the net, which deflected the puck past Rewerts. The Stars pulled their goalie with a minute left in the game, but had a hard time keeping the puck in Notre Dame’s zone to set up a fore check. The Argos threw their gloves, sticks and helmets in the air as they rushed to celebrate with Ferguson after the final buzzer sounded. Ferguson made 28 saves in the championship-clinching win for the Argos. Rewerts was stellar in defeat, stopping 35 shots after making his first start since Feb. 23. The Argos continue on to the West Regional in Prince Albert April 3-6 as the representative of the SMAAAHL. Notre Dame will meet the host Prince Albert Mintos and the Manitoba AAA champion Winnipeg Wild. The representative from the Northern Ontario Hockey Association has yet to be determined.


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OBITUARIES KENDELL, RAY: It is with sadness that the Family of Ray Kendell announce his passing at the Battlefords Union Hospital on March 20th, 2014 at the age of 81 yrs. Ray is survived by his loving wife Mary of 51 yrs. One son Dean (Teresa and 2 precious grandchildren Janelle and Mason), one sister Marceda (George) Schmidt, sister-in-law Marilyn Davis, brother-in-law Howard (Linda) Davis, brother-in-law Roy (Dianne) Davis and Marnie Patterson and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, father Jake Kendell, mother Margaretha (Walter) Liske, brother-in-law Gary Davis and aunts, uncles and cousins. At Ray’s request there was no service and cremation was entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Services. In Lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Arthritis Society. Special thank you to everyone who phoned, sent flowers and cards and donations of food. To Dr. M Khurana and all the staff on 3rd North at Battleford Union Hospital for the wonderful care he received. To Bob MacKay for his care, guidance and help during our difficult time. Mary, Dean, Teresa, Janelle & Mason Kendell ____________________________________________________ GURAN: In Loving Memory of Joseph Edward Guran. Joe went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2014 with his wife Rosalind, sister-in-law, Joyce and best friend, Leon holding his hands. We are saddened to lose him, but know that God only picks the best. He is in no pain and is reunited with his loved ones who have gone before. Joe was born Nov. 11, 1937 at Rosetown, SK. Joe farmed in the Marriott district by Rosetown until a serious accident forced him off the farm. Joe met Rosalind in Cando, and they were married on June 8, 1962. They bought a car lot in Saskatoon. Later they moved to Biggar and purchased a garage which they operated for many years. In 1967 they moved to Cando, continued with the garage, started farming and raising cattle. Joe loved farming, his cattle and the land. He had a work ethic second to none, and was very meticulous with his machinery. Rosalind and their son, Darrel, were Joe’s two major loves. But the loss of their son was his greatest loss and took a great toll on Joe’s life. Joe’s generosity was overwhelming. Joe was a community minded person and supported everything that went on. He and Rosalind were always generous and helped anyone in need. Joe worked hand in hand with Rosalind and her catering business until he became too ill to do so. He battled with cancer for many years but left many stepping stones for us to walk on. He leaves to mourn, his wife Rosalind of 51 years; sisters-in-law, Joyce Tkach (Albert), Mary Ann Guran, Marion Nesdoly and Tess Bronsch; brother-in-law, Paul Nesdoly; sister, Agnes Millar (Don); brother, Frank (Agnes); sister, Kelly Flemming; brother, Edwin (Caron) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Darrel; his parents, Mary and Joseph; sister, Margaret; brother, Clarence; in-laws, Margaret and Paul Nesdoly; sisters-in-law, Marjorie, Jennette and Susie; brothers-in-law, Mace, Victor and Clarence; niece, Donna. Joe was a big man with a BIG heart. Heaven welcomes you sweetheart. I will meet you and Darrel again. Be at peace. You earned your wings; now you are our angel. Forever loved and missed – ‘till the chain is linked again. – Rosalind Card of Thanks My heartfelt thank you to all who helped me through a very difficult time losing Joe. Thank you to Rev. Frances Patterson; Urn Bearer, Tanya Schmidt and all of the little kids; Jesslyn Plett for the Reading; Scott Remeshylo and Todd Tkach for the beautiful Eulogies. Thank you to Glenn & Myrna Goodman, Carey Hirschfeld, Dwight, Mason & Owen Hemmerling and John Archer for the beautiful songs and music. Thank you to Bob MacKay and staff of Battlefords Funeral Service. Thank you to Dr. Khurana, Dr. Lipsett, nurses and staff on 3rd floor at Battlefords Union Hospital for being so kind and considerate during our stay in the hospital. Thank you to everyone for the cards, flowers, memorial donations, phone calls and all who helped in any other way. Your kindness will never be forgotten. May God bless you all. Rosalind Guran Service of Thanksgiving was held Saturday, March 15, 2014 from Third Avenue United Church in North Battleford, SK. Memorial Donations are requested to The Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation, Box 1358, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8 – designated to The Palliative Care Unit. Interment took place at Cando Cemetery, Cando, SK. Arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. ____________________________________________________

SCHWAN, Dave: On Wednesday March 19, 2014, Dave Schwan passed away at the age of 65 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Norah; daughter Pam (Chris); son Marty (Erin); sisters Marianne (Alec) Benning and Joan (Floyd) Andersen, sister-inlaw Jean and grandchildren Brianna, Riley, Erica and Madison. Dave will also be remembered by his mother-in-law, Doris Jamieson, and Norah’s siblings: Bob, Barb, Marg and Connie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Caroline Schwan, and his brothers Wilf, Kenn, Rob and Dan. A celebration of Dave’s life was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Lilian Schick School in Bon Accord, Alberta ____________________________________________________ GIBSON: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Ethel Louise Gibson, late of North Battleford, on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Donna (Steve) Hamm - Lindsay (Bo) Felinger: Wyatt and Coady, Joren (Ryan) Gross: Tristen and Masen, Brianne Cooper (Ian Knell): Leta, and Steve’s children Melissa and Riley Hamm; son Russ (Anita) Gibson - Yolanda (Jeremy) Hansen: Evan, Geordie Gibson, and Douglas Gibson (Sheri Missal); sisters-in-law Doris Allan and Doris Allan; brother-in-law Fred Kastendieck; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Harold; brothers John and Bob Allan; sister Margaret Kastendieck; and parents John and Viola Allan. Ethel was born on December 10, 1936 at Moose Jaw, SK. She was the youngest of 4 children born to John and Viola Allan. They moved to Battleford in 1940. All her education was received in Battleford, ending at Reeves Business College. She married Harold Gibson in 1956 and at that time they moved to Rockhaven. From then on, she was a farmer’s wife and mother. Born to this union was a daughter Donna Louise and a son Russell John. In 1983, Ethel and Harold moved into a new house on the farm. After a few years of intense landscaping and planting trees, she found herself a widow. Harold passed away in February 1988. She continued to live on the farm until the fall of 2013. In all those years she maintained her yard and kept a large garden. She canned and preserved a lot of fruit and vegetables. She made every craft imaginable; she quilted, sewed, crocheted, etc., all her life. Her children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and many others can all attest to that. In the years after Harold’s death she also kept busy curling, bowling, square dancing, attending auctions, her grandchildren’s’ events, etc. She was a classic grandmother. She emulated her mother Viola by knitting for charity, singing in the church choir, and being involved in the Anglican Church in Rockhaven, and the United Church in Rockhaven and Cut Knife. Ethel belonged to various sewing clubs, the Cut Knife Widows Club, the Royal Purple, and she was involved in the Seniors’ Winter Games. Years ago, she took her first trip as a widow with her mother Viola. That trip started a tradition that lasted many years. She went on many bus trips, cruises, camping with friends and family members. The last stage in Ethel’s life was her new apartment at Caleb Village in North Battleford. She could not say enough good things about the staff and management. Her short time at Caleb Village was a blessing to Ethel and her family. God Bless. Service of Remembrance was held on Saturday, March 22 from the Chapel of Sallows and McDonald - Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home, North Battleford with Reverend Nora Borgeson officiating. When the sun shines and the flowers bloom, Ethel will be laid to rest forever with her husband Harold in the Rockhaven Cemetery. The family has requested that donations in Ethel’s memory be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or cash donations can also be made to the Caleb Village Resident Fund. Condolences for the family may be left at www.sallowsandmcdonald.com The family has placed their trust with Kristeen Thiessen of Sallows & McDonald - Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home, North Battleford. (306) 445-2418

PICK: In Loving Memory of Charles Ronald “Bud” Pick who was born September 7, 1927 at Kindersley, SK and passed away March 14, 2014 at North Battleford, SK. Left to cherish Bud’s memory is his loving wife of 42 years, Marcia; loving children and their families: Susan Pick (Karl Volk) - Matthew Pick, North Battleford, SK, Louise (Darron) Peardon - Sara, Calgary, AB, Laurie-Anne Hartley (Fiancé, David Abbott), Regina, SK, Linda (Allan) Gertken - Aaron (Jen), Ryan, Kyla (Dan), Humboldt, SK and many nieces and nephews. Bud was predeceased by his parents, William & Florence Pick; his first wife, Shirley (Dwinnell) Pick; siblings: Anne, Dorothy, Art, Edith, Bill, Irene, Ruth, Lorne & Bob. The Funeral Service was held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, North Battleford, SK with Pastor Sheldon Gattinger, officiating. The Eulogist was Delwyn Luedtke and Music Ministry: Organist - Kathy Watson; Soloists: Delwyn Luedtke - “My Redeemer” and Robert MacKay - “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and Hymn Selections – “Jesus Lifted Me”, “Softly And Tenderly” & “ Blessed Assurance”. The Honourary Pallbearers were “All Who Knew Bud and Shared His Life” and Pallbearers were Aaron Gertken, Karl Volk, Ryan Gertken, Darron Peardon, Matthew Pick & Dan Gould. Scripture Readers were Thelma Walkelin & Wendy Doloney. Memorials are requested to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Interment followed at Town of Battleford Cemetery, Battleford, SK. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. Card of Thanks Bud’s family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, contributions, gifts of food and flowers along with the many acts of kindness over these past few weeks. ____________________________________________________ MACPHERSON, Brian George July 27th, 1965 - March 13, 2014 Brian “Scotty” Macpherson died suddenly in a tragic Snowmobiling accident in Montana, USA at the age of 48. Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife and Best Friend Jill (Rowley) and their daughters, who meant the world to him, Jordan and Jessi…His Mother Yvonne Macpherson; his sisters Marilyn ( Ed ) Eckel and their children Dylan, Trenton and Nathan; Sandra ( Dan) Lange and their children Joseph (Jenn), Scott and Alyssa; Karen (Gordon) Lacoursiere and their children Louis and Amy. Parents-in-law Jack and Ann Rowley; Brothers-in-law Dean (Colleen) Rowley and their children Dawson, Brooklyn and Sydney; Darryl (Sherri) Rowley and their children Jake and Matt. Brian was predeceased by his father Garry and infant brother George. Brian will also be missed by his numerous hockey buddies, curling buddies, hunting and fishing buddies, and all his many friends thru his life. Brian was born and raised in North Battleford, he attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, St. Thomas College and graduated from the North Battleford Comprehensive High School. He attended STI in Saskatoon to become an Autobody Technician. Brian married Jill in 1994 in North Battleford and moved to Martensville in 1997 where Jordan and Jessi were born. Brian’s passions were many…he loved to have fun and was always up to trying new things. Some of his passions and hobbies were Curling, Hockey, Fishing and Snowmobiling. His greatest passion and moments were spent at Turtle Lake, where he spent many hours on the lake doing what he did best….fishing! For those wishing to attend, a time of quiet viewing will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Vital’s Roman Catholic Church (11-18th St E, Battleford, SK) with a Funeral Service to follow on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Vital’s Roman Catholic Church. Memorial donations in memory of Brian may be made at the Affinity Credit Union in Brian and Jill’s name. Arrangements entrusted to Trevor Watts at Eternal Memories Funeral Service and Crematorium, North Battleford, SK. Condolences may be left at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca.


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JESSOP: Arnold Francis Jessop, July 12, 1917 - March 18, 2014. Arnold Jessop, son of David and Adeline Jessop of Leross, died peacefully in St Paul’ s hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Monday, March 18th, 2014. He was an extraordinary man who believed in all people. He encouraged everyone he knew to become the best they could be. He treated all in a kind and gentle manner. He made his family strong and confident people. Although he out lived most of his friends, we know they appreciated his positive and loyal personality. In passing, Arnold now has rejoined his best friend and wife of 50 plus years, Dorothy Mary Ress Bowen Jessop. His children William (Patricia), Shirley (Robert), Linda (Gilbert), Peter (Laurie), and Patti (Lorne) along with his 13 Grandchildren and his 17 Great Grandchildren wish him forever happiness and peace. The Family would like to extent our overwhelming appreciation to Healthy Living Care for providing Dad with a home full of love and kindness. A celebration of life service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Saskatoon Funeral Home in care of arrangements. ____________________________________________________

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Davidner’s Clothing & Western Ltd. will honor all outstanding give certificates & credit notes only until April 30, 2014. Thank you all for your many years of patronage. APARTMENTS/CONDOS FOR RENT 2 Bedroom Apartment for rent in Battleford, quite working adults, no pets, no children, no smoking, reference required. Phone 445-2943

DUPLEXES FOR RENT 2 bedroom duplex for rent, new appliance, $1,000/month. Call 306441-6728 OR 306-937-7252

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Wanted Mature Couple as resident lodge managers, Pawistik Lodge, Mile 190, Hanson Lake Road. Duties include: Store management, basic bookkeeping, all duties related to the operation of a fishing lodge. Qualifications: knowledge of boats and motors, general construction knowledge, good customer relations. Please reply with resume to: Scott Jeffrey: 1-8005264177. Email: scott@northernstar.ab.ca

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Now Hiring Journeyperson Pipefitters ($40+/hr) and Scaffolders ($38+/hr)

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT

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10 Servers Needed Full-time year round work – split shifts and weekends.$10.00 – 11.50 per hour plus tips. Extended medical benefits available after a probationary period Greets and seats patrons, takes orders, serve dishes and beverages, accepts payments. Must have positive attitude, good use of memory, 19 or older, and speaks fluent English Previous experience is an asset but willing to train Apply at Venice House Restaurant, 1602-100th Street, North Battleford, SK or email: venicehouse.nb@sasktel.net or fax 306-446-2444

3 Ton O/O, Semi O/O and Semi drivers required to haul RVs and general freight. Signing Bonus currently being offered to O/O. Semi O/O paid 85% of invoiced amount with open invoice policy. Semi drivers paid 40¢/running mile + pick/drop/border. Benefits, co fuel cards and subsidized insurance. Must have ability to cross border. Call 800-867-6233; www.roadexservices.com

Certified Dental Assistant, Full time position North Battleford starting May 5. Resume to gwj@sasktel.net

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6 Experienced cooks required Full time year round shift work and weekends $11-13.00 per hour depending on experience Extended medical benefits available after a probationary period.Minimum 3 years experience preparing meals in restaurants or a culinary degree Apply at Venice House Restaurant, 1602-100th Street, North Battleford, SK, S9A 0W6 or email: venicehouse.nb@sasktel.net or fax 306446-2444

Community Events Calendar

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Treaty Six Education Council in partnership with

Light of Christ RCSSD #16 invite student focused, relationship building, team players with a commitment to First Nations student success to submit their applications for a full-time

GRADUATION COACH

at John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford, SK For more information or to submit applications, contact:

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Mr. Kelvin Colliar, Superintendent of Learning Light of Christ RCSSD #16 9301 - 19th Avenue North Battleford, SK S9A 3N5 Phone: 306-445-6158 Fax: 306-445-3993 Email: k. colliar@loccsd.ca

Please call our 24 hour helpline at 306-446-6166 for support or information.

Tuesdays, April 1, 8 & 15 Time for Tots at the North Battleford Library at 11:00 a.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Wednesdays, April 2, 9 & 16 Preschool Storytime at the North Battleford Library at 11:00 a.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Thursdays, April 2, 9 &16

Applications should include an up-to-date Criminal Records Check.

Preschool Storytime at the North Battleford Library at 2:00 p.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Saturday, April 5

Application deadline - Friday, April 4, 2014.

Saturday Afternoon Movie at the North Battleford Library at 2:30 p.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Saturday, April 5 LEGAL / PUBLIC NOTICES

Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. at the Western Development Museum. With Keynote Speaker Michael Palmer, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and Grey Cup Champion Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Tickets available at Bee-J’s.

NOTICE OF POLL

Bilingual Play Group at the Battleford Francophone Centre, 1602 - 103rd Street, North Battleford for parents and children aged 0 to 6. Songs & rhymes, crafts, story time, free play, snack time, networking and learning french...is child’s play. Information and inscription/to register phone 306-445-6436.

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Saturday, April 5 to June 21 Form N (Section 55 of the Act) PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: A poll has been granted for the election of:

Tuesday, April 8

1 COUNCILLOR City of North Battleford

Lenten Lunches - Soup and Sandwich Lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. Come out to St. Paul’s, 1302 - 99th Street for your Lenten message given by Pastor Gordon Yarde - Freedom.

Voting will take place on Wednesday the 16th day of April, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the polling place listed below.

Seniors Fun Day at St. Joseph Hall, 1942 - 98th Street from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Entertainment by Meota Lions Chorus. Bingo & lunch to follow. All seniors welcome.

I will declare the results of the election at City Hall on the 17th day of April, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Kids Lego Club at the North Battleford Library from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information phone 306-445-3206.

Polling Place Address Civic Centre 1902 - 104th Street Lower Auditorium

Dated at North Battleford, this 20th day of March, 2014. Debbie Wohlberg Returning OfÀcer

Is currently seeking full-time Production Workers for their chicken plant in Wynyard, Sask. Starting wage is 13.84/ hr with a comprehensive benefits package and pension program. All applicants welcome! Call Linda @ (306) 554-2555 EXT 238 for more info

Wednesday, April 9 & 23 April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6

LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE Polling Area No. 1.

Tuesday, April 8

Lilydale Inc - A Sofina Foods Company

Heart to Heart a Heart and Stroke Foundation program in partnership with PNHR answering questions about heart health from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Primary Health Center. To Ànd out more or to register, call Kellie Heidel (306) 446-6424 or email kellie.heidel@pnrha.ca.

Send Resumes to: Linda Karakochuk Sofina Foods Inc Box 760 Wynyard, SK SOA 4T0 Fax: (306) 554-3958 Email: LKarakochuk@sofinafoods.com

Tuesday - Saturday, April 8 - 12 Daffodil Week at various locations - Second 2 None, Territorial Place Mall, Frontier Mall, Frazer’s No Frills, Battlefords Union Hospital & SLGA at various times.

Wednesday, April 9

Treaty Six Education Council

Daffodil Tea at the Canadian Cancer Society, 1141 - 101st Street, North Battleford - donations. Daffodils available.

in partnership with

Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12 Annual Indoor Spring Rummage Sale at the Battleford Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9. For more information phone 306-441-7359 after 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

NOTICE OF ADVANCE POLL Form O (Subsection 94(b) of the Act)

Unity Spring Show at the Community Centre Curling Rink from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibitors include: Tupperware, Scentsy, KP Gardens, Sunrise Wellness, Dare to Dream Photography, Jigsaw Lamps, Monkey Madness, Lia Sophia, Leather Works, Heart to Heart Cakes, Reiki for your Soul, Arbonne, Aerus, South Hill Designs. Plus many more. Girl Guides Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 12

Public Notice is hereby given that provision has been made for an advance poll for electors who:

Spring Tea & Bake Sale at the Zion Lutheran Church, 10801 Winder Crescent, North Battleford from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Come and enjoy a refreshment and dessert. Bring a friend with you! Bake sale tables featuring: Bread & buns, cakes, cookies, pies, squares. Everyone welcome. Hosted by the Zion Women of Faith.

1. are physically disabled 2. have been appointed as election ofÀcials, or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of the election.

Be a Cool Cat - join the crew for Blues & Brews at the Western Development Museum, junction of Highways 16 & 40, North Battleford. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and entertainment from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. No minors allowed.

CITY OF NORTH BATTLEFORD

Voting will take place on: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

at the North Battleford Public Library, 1392-101st Street. Debbie Wohlberg Returning OfÀcer

Living Sky School Division No. 202 invite student focused, relationship building, team players with a commitment to First Nations student success to submit their applications for a full-time

GRADUATION COACH

at North Battleford Comprehensive High School For more information contact Lyndon Heinemann, Principal at 306-445-6101 or email lyndon.heinemann@lskysd.ca

Saturday, April 12

Applications to be sent to: Human Resources Living Sky School Division 509 Pioneer Avenue, North Battleford, SK S9A 4A5 Email: hr@lskysd.ca Fax: 306-445-1324 Applications should include an up-to-date Criminal Records Check with the Vulnerable Sector Search.

Club 70 - Saskatoon Rhythmaires at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1352 - 100th Street from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with lunch. Phone Les & Donna at 306-8453772 for more info. Everyone welcome.

For more information, please visit the website at www.lskysd.ca

Saturday, April 12

Application deadline - noon, Friday, April 4, 2014.

Saturday, April 12 Easter Bake Sale at the Co-op Mall at 9:30 a.m. Sale of baking, paskas, babkas, cabbage rolls, perogies, etc. Sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, North Battleford Branch.

Saturday, April 12 Family Easter Program at 2:00 p.m. at the North Battleford Library. 306-445-3206.

Saturday & Sunday, April 12 & 13 Quilt Show - hosted by Maidstone Quilting Squares at the Maidstone Legion Hall. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will also be a table with items for sale. Vendors present - door prizes.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 11, 12 & 13 The Chautauqua Canine Club are having their annual dog show, obedience trials at the Battleford Arena from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 11, 12 & 13

MOBILE POLL (Section 22.1 of the Act) MUNICIPAL BY-ELECTION APRIL 16, 2014 Applications to vote at a mobile poll are available at the ofÀce of the City Clerk, City Hall. To be entitled to vote at a mobile poll an elector must be: • unable to attend an established polling place by reason of physical disability or limited mobility; or • is a resident caregiver of an elector unable to attend an established polling place by reason of physical disability or limited mobility and because of the care required by that elector, is unable to attend an established polling place to vote. Applications are to be completed and received by the Returning OfÀcer no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 51st Annual Gathering. Friday at the Allen Sapp Gallery - Early registration, book and merchandise tables, wine & cheese reception & Gallery tour. Saturday at the Western Development Museum Registration, book and merchandise tables, conference sessions & meeting, banquet and more. Sunday - Archaeological Tour - Battlefords Area - Land Titles Building, Government Ridge History Workshop.

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445-7261

Tuesday, April 15

Lenten Lunches - Soup and Sandwich Lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. Come out to St. Paul’s, 1302 - 99th Street for your Lenten message given by Pastor Peter Norman - Peace.

Wednesday, April 16 Creativity and Self-Expression at the North Battleford Library at 1:30 p.m. For more information phone 306-445-3206.

Wednesday, April 16 Genealogy at the North Battleford Library, Board Room C from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Contact Janice Walker at 306-445-5425 or Rosalie Jarvis at 306-386-2127.

Saturday, April 19 Easter Craft Bake Sale in the Basement in the North Battleford Legion Branch #70. For more information phone 306-480-6425.

Thursday & Friday, April 24 & 25

For information, call 306-445-1719.

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Third Avenue United Church Garage Sale. Thursday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Chili & Bun for sale. Tables for rent. Call 306-445-0717. This section, which will appear weekly in Tuesday's News-Optimist and Thursday’s Regional Optimist, is provided free-of-charge to non-profit organizations. To list the Community Calendar please call News-Optimist at 306-445-7261 or fax the information to 306-445-3223. Please provide complete information including event, time, date and location. Although we will do our utmost to make sure your event appears in this section, News-Optimist does not guarantee all submissions will appear. Deadline for submissions is 12:00 noon Friday prior for Tuesday's & Thursday’s publication.

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RCMP Daily Report

PUZZLE NO. 661

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ACROSS 1. List of candidates 6. Mast support 10. Patton’s branch 14. Facing 16. Net fabric 17. Routine 18. African river 19. Corpulent 20. Glance at 21. “Little ____ Blue . . .” 22. Done 24. Be evasive 26. Vast plain 28. Close by 32. Write with a keyboard 35. Harness piece 36. Love affair 38. Accumulate a great amount 40. “People” person

42. Forsaken 43. Military unit 45. Crystal-lined rock 47. Take to the altar 48. Clog creator 51. Existed 54. Kind of drum 55. Descend, in a way 60. Indian nanny 62. Bar bottle 65. Apartment agreement 66. Inheritor 68. Shackle 70. At another place 71. Talent 72. Expensive appetizer 74. St. Petersburg penny 78. Young voter 79. Dip suddenly

into water 82. Diminished quantity 85. Live 87. Movies 89. Bounded section 90. Red, white, or blue 91. Bring to light 92. Gizzard 93. Tie 94. Lyric verse

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ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 661

DOWN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Ticket receipt Timber wolf Not present Sunbather’s goal Rye fungus Poorboy Appealed Likewise Clarinet need Munitions depot

CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS USE AMERICAN SPELLING

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Seed Production Specialist Brett Young Seeds Peace Region, AB

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Brett Young is a privately owned and trusted seed distribution, sales and marketing company with international reach and strong local roots since 1934. Our goal is to deliver value to our customers through world class service and differentiated products. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our Seed Production Team to support our continued growth. Seed Production Specialist We are seeking a relationship-oriented sales professional with a passion for agronomy. You will work with the Production Team to seek out and secure seed production acres for forage and turf seed to achieve company seed production targets and then work with these contract growers on production agronomics to help ensure yields and seed quality are maximized. This position also includes a seed purchasing function in the Peace Region that works closely with the Production Team to build relationships, procure acres and coordinate the scheduling of deliveries as per production requirements. Thus, success in this position will be achieved through a balance of sales and agronomy. You will work independently within your territory from the Rycroft facility/your home-based office, but will also work closely with Head Office and the rest of the Seed Production Team to achieve territory and corporate goals. You will also work with Regional Account Managers in our Seed and Crop Inputs (Retail) division that operate in your territory to help identify potential contract growers. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to plan and manage his/her time effectively and have strong communication skills both internally and externally to promote, support and grow our Seed Production division. Brett Young provides sales and product training, however, education, training and experience in sales and/or agronomy is a definite asset and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is preferred. Brett Young Seeds supports professional growth and development and offers an attractive compensation package including salary, company vehicle and an outstanding and comprehensive benefits package. Brett Young Seeds is an Equal Opportunity employer. Interested applicants are invited to apply and submit a letter of interest and a resume to: Human Resources, Brett Young Seeds Box 99 St. Norbert Postal Station Winnipeg, MB R3V 1L5 Fax: 204-478-8370 Email: Human.Resources@brettyoung.ca

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Extensive damage to vehicles reported Staff Two vehicles sustained extensive damage in a crash at the intersection below Don Ross Centre Friday at about 1:30 p.m. according to the North Battleford Fire Department. The fire department sent four firefighters to the crash that involved a panel van and a pick-up truck to assist with cleanup and traffic control. According to NBFD minor injuries were reported. Battlefords RCMP say the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Youth home runaways nabbed Staff It was a busy weekend period for Battlefords RCMP when they responded to more than 80 calls for service/ occurrences between 6 a.m. Friday, March 28 and 6 a.m. Sunday, March 30. Among those calls were two false alarms, six false/ nuisance 911 calls and seven noise complaints.

Friday

8:50 a.m.— Minor, twovehicle collision on Territorial Drive, no injuries and both vehicles still operational. 10:06 a.m.— Report of three youths running away from a youth home. All three located a short time later and returned. 12:20 p.m.— 48-year-old man arrested on outstanding warrants near 108th Street and 11th Avenue. Facing one new charge of resisting arrest after leading police in a brief foot chase. Remanded into custody until his first appearance on Monday. 1:36 p.m.— Report of intoxicated persons on 17th Avenue. Two subjects located and taken to a residence of a sober acquaintance. 1:38 p.m.— Two-vehicle collision at Don Ross Hill intersection. Both vehicles towed from scene. So serious injuries reported. Cause remains under investigation. 2:55 p.m.— Report of intoxicated man laying on the floor of a business. 47year-old man arrested for several outstanding warrants and facing one new charge of failing to comply with an undertaking. 4:49 p.m.— Report of several intoxicated and no longer wanted guests at a residence on 108th Street. A 39-year-old woman arrested for outstanding warrants out of Saskatoon, other subject left when told. 6:27 p.m.— Intoxicated people fighting at a residence on 108th Street and requesting they be removed. All subjects left on their own prior to police arrival. 7:32 p.m.— 49-year-old woman arrested after report of unwanted intoxicated person refusing to leave a residence on 108th Street. 9:13 p.m.— Theft of cash reported from a residence on 104th Street. Perpetrator known to victim. 11:44 p.m.— Report of people causing a disturbance on 20th Avenue. Both subjects located, intoxicated and arrested. 16-year-old man also facing new charges of obstruction for providing a false name. 18-year-old woman held until sober.

Saturday 2:00 a.m.— Hit and run reported in Frontier Mall Parking lot. Suspect vehicle described as a white pickup. 4:27 a.m.— Report of several intoxicated people causing a disturbance on 101st Street. 39-year-old man arrested from public intoxication. 5:44 a.m.— 27-year-old woman arrested and facing charges of impaired driving and driving over .08 after a vehicle check on South Railway Avenue. 10:38 a.m.— Theft from a business, occurrence was from three days earlier. Investigation ongoing. 1:14 p.m.— Report of a vehicle parked on Douglas Avenue gone through sometime during previous night. Cash and personal items missing. 2:11 p.m.— Vehicle parked on Scott Drive overnight broken into and personal items missing. 6:54 p.m.— 35-year-old man arrested and charged with assault after a domestic dispute on 12th Avenue. Man remanded into custody to appear in provincial court Monday. 8:30 p.m.— Report of a missing person. Lyndon Osecap, 13, of the Mosquito First Nation last seen by family on March 25 at the field house. Described as 5’6”, 90 lbs, with short brown hair, brown eyes, crooked teeth and a noticeable scar between his eyes. 11:10 p.m.— 27-year-old man reported missing from a bachelor party. Subject was located the following morning. 11:17 p.m.— Vehicle parked on 15th Avenue sometime during the day had a side mirror damaged. 11:42 p.m.— 41-year-old woman arrested after report of an intoxicated person passed out in the ditch off Highway 16. 11:45 p.m.— Report of a domestic assault on St. Laurent Drive. Investigation ongoing.

Sunday

12:19 a.m.— Call to a residence on Diefenbaker Drive reporting a disturbance. After a brief investigation a 32year-old man was arrested and is facing charges of assault and resisting arrest. 3:18 a.m.— 42-year-old woman arrested for public intoxication on 101st Street. 4:08 a.m.— 43-year-old woman facing charges of impaired driving and driving while over .08 after vehicle stop on 101st Street.


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About crossing over to a new life of freedom From 1961 to 1990, when it was torn down, the Berlin Wall rose up as a barrier between East and West Germany. The socialist East German government said it was erected to protect them from fascist elements in the West. But in fact they were trying to limit defections. West Germany’s Willy Brandt called it “the Wall of Shame.” To towering concrete walls were added guard towers and anti-vehicle trenches, but thousands of East Germans braved barbed wire and bullets, and the risk of crippling falls, to reach freedom in the west. For them, crossing over to a new life was worth the dangers. In the Bible, we’re told how the people of Israel, delivered from years of bondage in Egypt, were poised on the eastern shore of the Jordan River, ready to cross over and claim the land of Canaan as their own. Referred to as “the land of promise” (Heb. 11:9), God had pledged it to the descendants of Abraham centuries before (Gen. 12:1-2, 7), now it was time to conquer in the name of the Lord. The miracles of God attending the crossing of the Jordan (Josh. 3), and the conquest of the city of Jericho

in heaven. I don’t think the application works as well that way. In heaven, our long war with Satan will be over (Rev. 20:10), and all that hurts and harms us will be gone forever (Rev. 21:4). But, imperfect as the imagery is, there is a sense in which the heavenly kingdom is the Christian’s Promised Land. One who

Robert Cottrill, B.A., B.R.E. http://wordwisehymns.com/ www.WordwiseBibleStudies.com (Josh. 6), we are unable to consider here. But there is a spiritual application of these historic events to be considered. They provide an illustration of what God does in saving lost sinners, through faith in Christ. Moses had said to the people, “He [the Lord] brought us out from there [Egyptian bondage] that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which he swore to our fathers.” (Deut. 6:23) Similarly, of the individual Christian we can say that the Lord brought us out of sin’s darkness and bondage, that he might bring us in to the light of His love and to new and abundant life. He has “delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Col. 1:13-14)

Life didn’t become perfect for the escapees entering West Berlin, or for the Israelites in the land of Canaan. There were still challenges to face and victories to be won. And it’s the same with the Christian life. Trusting Christ as Saviour doesn’t suddenly make us sinless, or the life we live, perfect. But through God’s grace we have the resources available to deal with what lies ahead. (cf. Phil. 4:19; Heb. 4:14-16) Canaan thus provides a picture of the abundant Christian life – a life enriched by God’s daily provision, but one in which there are still battles to be fought in the name of the Lord. However, having said that, you will find a few of our hymns use the Jordan River as a symbol of physical death, and Canaan as a picture of our future home

thought so was English pastor and hymn writer Samuel Stennett (1727-1795). A hymn of his says, “On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand, / And cast a wishful eye / To Canaan’s fair and happy land, / Where my possessions lie. / O’er all those wide extended plains / Shines one eternal day; / There God the Son forever

reigns, / And scatters night away. / No chilling winds or poisonous breath / Can reach that healthful shore; / Sickness and sorrow, pain and death, / Are felt and feared no more. / I am bound for the promised land, / I am bound for the promised land; / Oh who will come and go with me? / I am bound for the promised land.”

Nothing easy about common Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” commanded Lady MacBeth. Although I claim no likeness to the Lady or to her learned creator, I think I partially understand her frustration. Shakespeare’s character was in a situation far more dire than most of us face but having said that, there are many people around here who would dearly love to get rid of this common but most annoying cold and cough. The cold has been making its rounds in our town and from what I hear it’s pretty much worked its way across provincial and national boundaries. Like so many seasonal afflictions, it’s referred to as a “common cold.” Common or not, more than a few folks have been laid

low by its fury. Over the years I’ve observed that it’s rarely the catastrophic events we face that erode our spiritual strength but rather, common, everyday challenges. A nagging headache, an aggravating family member or a seemingly never-ending life situation can drain us of energy and inspiration. The unrelenting appeal to compromised integrity, in whatever form it takes, can render us weak and unable to resist what we know to

be wrong. As someone posted online, “Have you ever wondered why opportunity knocks once yet temptation bangs on?” According to those more knowledgeable than I, getting over a cold is aided by drinking lots of fluids, consuming over-the-counter medications and enjoying homemade chicken soup. As for nagging temptation, God has promised daily strength and protection as we partake of His always available grace. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13 -NKJV)

Spend some quality family time together. Worship at the church of your choice. Our community has a number of churches and a variety of denominations for you & your family.

Pastor: Rev. Allen Huckabay nd

1372 102 St 306-445-3009

Notre Dame (RC) Parish

ANGLICAN PARISH

Corner of 104th Street & 12th Avenue Rev. Father Gerard Legaspi MASSES: Saturday - 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

SUNDAY SERVICES St. George’s Anglican Church - 9:00 a.m. 191 - 24th Street West, Battleford, SK

St. Paul’s Anglican Church - 11:00 a.m.

OFFICE 306-445-3836

1302 - 99th Street North Battleford, SK Rector: The Rev. Peter Norman

Hosanna Life Center Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7:00 pm Bible Training Classes & Personal Mentoring

306-445-5079

Pastors: Peter & Lydia LitchÀeld Members of Christian Ministers Association

Reclaim Outreach Centre A Gospel Mission Teaching the Word Caring for the hurting

Battlefords Seventh-Day Adventist Church

962A - 102 Street

Pastor Dave Miller

Sunday Service: 6:00 p.m.

Corner 16th Ave. & 93rd Street, North Battleford

“Reclaiming Our Spiritual Heritage” Pastors Len Beaucage & Don Toovey Furniture or Donations: Please call Don at

306-441-1041

Phone 306-445-9096

Saturday Services Bible Study - 10:00 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

Email: notredame.nb@gmail.com www.notredameparish.ca EVERYONE WELCOME

Maidstone/ Paynton United Church of Canada

Community Baptist Church 1202 - 103 Street, North Battleford, SK 306-446-3077 PASTOR: RON BRAUN

Phone: 306-445-4338 Clergy Person: Rev. Ean Kasper

Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Everyone Welcome Canadian National Baptist Convention

10:30 Service Church & CE Wing: 306-893-2611 For booking the Wing: 306-893-4465

CHURCH SERVICE Sunday 11:00 a.m.

April 18 - Good Friday Service 11:00 a.m. 1702 - 106th Street, North Battleford Rev. Dan Millard Phone: 306-445-4818 Email: tbcnb@sasktel.net Website: www.trinitybaptistchurch.ca Come join us this Sunday!

Living Water Ministry

Pastor Brian Arcand Phone: 306-445-3803 Cell: 306-441-9385 Fax: 306-445-4385

Sunday Evening Service 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

1371 - 103rd Street (Use East Door)

Zion Lutheran 10801 Winder Cres. 15th Ave. & 108th St. North Battleford, Sk

306-445-5162 Fellowship Hour 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. www.battlefordslutheran.sk.ca Pastor Sheldon Gattinger Everyone Welcome

Third Avenue United Church Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 1301 - 102nd Street, Phone 306-445-8171 Rev. Frances Patterson

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