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opening of the new facility last Friday. The only mention came from Andy Trewick, chief operating officer of Graham Construction. Graham is one of the partners in Access Prairies Partnership, the P3 consortium awarded the 33-year design-buildfinance-maintain contract for the facility. Trewick acknowledged there had been some challenges along the way during the construction, including their original partner Carillion going into liquidation. “I’m pleased for the province of Saskatchewan that the private-public partnership model protected the province from these issues,” said Trewick. He also voiced optimism about the future maintenance of the facility. “Looking ahead to our operations and maintenance partner SNC-Lavalin, we are excited to continue collaborating and leveraging our collective expertise to operate and maintain Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford facility for years to come

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New inspector named By John Cairns Staff Reporter

A new inspector has been announced for Battlefords RCMP detachment. Tom Beck is currently staff sergeant with the RCMP in the Victoria, B.C. area. The news of Beck’s appointment to the Battlefords was shared by S/Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt at Monday’s North Battleford city council meeting. Mayor Ryan Bater noted Beck also has experience in regional hubs in

rural British Columbia, including Prince George and elsewhere. More recently Beck has been stationed with West Shore RCMP detachment. According to the RCMP website, that detachment serves Colwood, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, View Royal, Songhees First Nation, and Esquimalt First Nation. Woolfitt said the new inspector was identified through a selection and promotion process within the RCMP.

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“I think his experience will pay dividends for us as well,” said Woolfitt. It is not yet known when Beck will arrive in the Battlefords, but Woolfitt said he hopes it will be before the summer hits. Beck fills the role left vacant after Insp. John Sutherland transferred from Battlefords detachment to Saskatoon last year. Woolfitt has been acting as commanding officer for the Battlefords detachment in the meantime.

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City of North Battleford, P.O. Box 460, 1291 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 OR EMAIL NOMINATIONS TO: The City of North Battleford will send a thank you to the Snow Angels and enter them into monthly prize draws.


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Some nearby roads will see updates due to provincial and federal funding, although drivers might not realize the benefit of the roadwork for a couple years. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan issued a press release Monday stating about $81 million will go toward road projects, mostly on highways. Crews will repave 14 kilometres of Highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin, 11 kilometres of eastbound lanes of Highway 16 west of Paynton to Maidstone, 24 kilo-

metres of westbound lanes along Highway 16 between Waseca and Marshall, and eight kilometres of eastbound lanes along Highway 16 east of Delmas. Doug Wakabayashi of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure said final paving work needs to be completed on Highway 4’s passing lanes. Last year, crews “got the first layer of asphalt down before the freeze up,” Wakabayashi said, and said passing lanes should be completed this construction season. “What you’ll see this year is the work we did last year,” Wakabayashi said, adding recent funding will go toward paving 14 kilometres of Highway 4, to be

completed in 2022. The passing lanes, Wakabayashi said, may appear rough to drivers and “it might not ride the greatest,” as work on the passing lanes isn’t finished yet. The roadwork west of Paynton, Wakabayashi said, and the roadwork near Delmas, is scheduled to be complete in the upcoming construction season. Updated roadwork between Waseca and Marshall is scheduled to be done in 2021, Wakabayashi said. Funding will also go toward paving highways near Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina and small towns.

Cox speaks in the leg on new Sask. Hospital By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Battlefords MLA Herb Cox has lauded the completion of the new Saskatchewan Hospital in the legislature. Cox made his remarks Monday, immediately after Friday’s grand opening ceremonies at the new hospital. The opening was attended by Premier Scott Moe and several other Saskatchewan Party cabinet ministers and MLAs. Here are Cox’s remarks about the grand opening as recorded in Hansard. Mr. Cox: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, last Friday saw a landmark achievement in mental health for this province, and that was the grand opening of the new Saskatchewan Hos-

pital North Battleford. For those in need of psychiatric rehabilitation, it is more than a hospital — it is a home. Rooms are spacious and private. Natural lighting is a feature throughout, and the facility itself overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley. Mr. Speaker, all patients from the old Sask Hospital North Battleford have been relocated and settled into the new facility. Mr. Speaker, mental health is a priority for our government, and that is why we are pleased to support this facility with $407 million in funding for construction and maintenance to keep it in like-new condition for decades to come. Mr. Speaker, the new Sask Hospital North Battleford is among the

most advanced mental health treatment centres in Canada. It represents the single largest investment in mental health in the history of this province and the cumulative efforts and vision of so many people over the better part of a decade. Mr. Speaker, while many were involved in this project, I would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the new Sask Hospital North Battleford. By all accounts, Mr. Speaker, they have done a great job making this transition smooth and comfortable for the patients. I am confident that their compassion and professionalism will have a lasting and positive effect on their lives, their families, and our communities. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Delivering downtown more difficult than ever Courier calling for special zones By John Cairns Staff Reporter

A delivery courier went before North Battleford city council Monday calling for changes to allow him to do his job. Tracy George, a courier for 28 years in the city, advocated for some sort of “delivery zone” to be set up on 11th and 12th Avenues for couriers to service downtown customers. George wants to see a dedicated delivery zone set up and council has shown interest in the idea. George made clear in his presentation to council

and also in correspondence to City Hall that couriers are having a harder time doing their jobs safely downtown. He cited changes to parking and sidewalks, plus the stepping up of enforcement by North Battleford’s community safety officers. “The CSOs are on us, and I get they have their job to do,” said George. “But we’re trying to do our job as well for our customers downtown so that they can get their freights in and get their stuff and get it out onto the shelves as fast as they can.” George acknowledged

there is a 10-minute loading zone downtown by the Royal Bank, but added that it is usually taken. “Everybody parks there,” he said. Using back door entrances isn’t a viable alternative for couriers, George noted, as most stops along the 1100-1200 block of 101st Street do not have back alley entrances due to safety concerns. That forces the couriers onto the street, he said. George explained he now has to double park in the street and rush through traffic to make deliveries. He said his company

has indicated it will pay double-parking tickets, but he pointed to an encounter where the CSO was going to write a provincial parking ticket instead of a bylaw infraction, which would have meant points off George’s licence. Other couriers are receiving provincial tickets as well, he said. The suggestion of setting up a “delivery zone,” as opposed to “loading zone,” was one that interested council. Mayor Ryan Bater wanted to know if other cities had such zones. Director of Planning and Development Jennifer

Downtown Revitalization Incentive Policy. The current policy, already in place for 24 months, will extend another 24 months at the current rates. The policy covers building façade and site improvements, building improvements and expansion, vacant properties, brownfields, new construction and new residential, all downtown. City officials say they have been encouraged with what they see as robust development downtown under the existing policy. Also approved was a three-piece tax incentive policy for the key commercial corridors of 100th Street and Railway Avenue:

• A building improvements and expansion program for interior, exterior, structural or additions with a three-year tax exemption for projects valued between $250,000 and $499,999 and $500,000 for four years; • A renovations and demolition incentive for projects where a building is demolished and followed by new construction within 12 months – 100 per cent for the first two years, followed by 75 per cent, 50 per cent and 25 per cent in subsequent years. • A brownfields tax incentive of 100 per cent for the first four years and 75 per cent for year five. Council also approved a city-wide residential incen-

tive policy. The incentive applies to the residential mill rate only and runs at 100 per cent for the first three years, 75 per cent in year four and 50 per cent in year five. The incentives will apply to the improvements on the land, not the land itself. The incentive is coming in to address a slow housing market in North Battleford, and the indication from administration is that the proposed policy has sparked some interest. The policy is being introduced for a 12-month term, which is shorter than the downtown policy. City Planner Ryan Mackrell explained the real estate market is cyclical, so administration wants to be able

Tracy George, a delivery courier in North Battleford, went before city council Monday calling for “delivery zones” to allow couriers to do their jobs downtown. Photo by John Cairns

Niesink stated their research found other cities had loading zones that could be used as delivery zones, but were not courier-specific. In other cities that don’t have delivery zones, couriers can park in a specific

location and use a dolly to transport merchandise to various businesses. That is an option, Niesink indicated. “I think we have to look at this and find a common sense solution,” said Councillor Len Taylor.

Council passes land pricing, tax incentive resolutions By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Some new incentives as well as a 15 per cent lot pricing discount have been given the official approval by North Battleford council Monday. Council passed several resolutions related to downtown and commercial corridor incentives, as well as residential incentives and land pricing, at their latest meeting. These had already been discussed at length at their previous planning committee meeting on Feb. 19 and there were no major changes to what was proposed at that time. First, the city passed a resolution to extend the

City Planner Ryan Mackrell says the 15 per cent off sale of lots in Killdeer and in Fairview Heights has generated at least seven inquiries to his office. Photo by John Cairns

to review the policy on a quick turnaround. Finally, council has approved the residential land pricing, with a sale price of 15 per cent off all lots in Killdeer and in Fairview Heights for a 12-month period. Each lot already had a 20 per cent profit margin built in, so a 15 per cent discount will not result in

a loss for the city. The sale price was described as “aggressive” by city officials. It comes after a year when the city sold zero lots in Killdeer and Fairview Heights. Interest has since picked up. Mackrell noted that since news broke of the sale price, they’ve had at least seven inquiries.

Downtown BID looks toward more initiatives in 2019 By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The Downtown North Battleford Business Improvement District has a number of initiatives set to go for 2019. Misty Lavertu, executive director of Downtown North Battleford, outlined their plans before city council Monday, a day in advance of the organization’s annual general meeting. There have been a few changes internally with the BID. The board has a new chair, Devan Oborowsky, recently installed. Lavertu

said the organization has been spending the past year focusing on improving policies and procedures within the BID itself, including the board structure itself. A new website is also currently under construction. This year, several initiatives are planned and a few changes are in store for familiar ones such as the Live@Lunch series. This year it is being rebranded as the Live Concert Series. Lavertu said they held an evening event last year that saw a great response. The plan for 2019 is to have a combination of both lunch and eve-

ning events. The organization’s facade grant program is also continuing. They intend to award six grants this year. Other initiatives are brand new. Downtown North Battleford plans to host their first “Business Walk and Meetup.” Board members will go out and visit each business in the downtown, collect data and do surveys that will outline further projects. Businesses will be invited to come to a meetup event later to provide further feedback. A series called “Partners in Progress” is also starting up. Four events

will be held annually where business owners can meet the board and hear from guest speakers. Their “clean team” will continue to sweep and pick up garbage. Last year the BID hosted their first “Santa Saturday” that included the participation of the Battlefords North Stars. They plan to hold that event again in November. The fall festival, however, was cancelled due to inclement weather. The intention is to revive the event, which will be held “rain or shine” on Sept. 14. The Downtown North

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Vegetables better than weed

Dear Editor I would like to respond to your paper after reading “Cannabis facility construction underway” in your Feb. 28 issue. I am surprised that I have not heard one word of opposition to this operation in the Battlefords. Here we are living in a relatively safe, free country where millions of dollars are spent on health care, which is the envy of our southern neighbours. We have police protection, EMS service and STARS to serve us in emergencies. The grow operation being built by Thunderchild and Westleaf will oppose all these benefits by promoting ill health, addiction and crime. I hope many people will decide to boycott this place and maybe force them to change their plans and grow vegetables. Cornie Martens Rabbit Lake


Burns still resonates



Dear Editor The recent enjoyable Burns Supper event set me thinking about some of Robert Burns’ works. One short poem in readable English comments on the 1707 Parliamentary Union of Scotland and England, which to this day is controversial and spawned partial devolution in 1999 and now Brexit problems. In this poem he slams the Scottish negotiators with the recurrent line – “such a parcel of rogues in a Nation!” One has to wonder what Burns would think, say and write about our leaders and world affairs today. 
 R. H. Wood North Battleford P.S. The poem was written as a song in 1791 entitled “The Union” The first line reads “Farewell to all our Scottish Fame.”


It’s all in the inflection, eh

Dear Editor For a while, there were jokes about Canadians supposedly ending every sentence with “eh,” which we don’t. It was called a Canadianism. ‘Tisn’t. It’s from England, particularly the Midlands and the North. I was raised surrounded by transported English people and they used “Ey” (the English interjection’s spelling) in a meaningful way, not just to end a sentence. I wish everyone could hear the inflections, but I’ll try to explain on paper. I have five different meanings: 1. “These can go tomorrow, ey?” Meaning: Is that acceptable? 2. “Ey!” said short and sharp. Meaning: You uncouth person who has stood on my toe and not apologized. 3. There’s there warning, “Ey,” rather drawn out and rising up at the end, directed at children, and sometimes

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adults, with the right facial expression. It was used on me as a child. 4. The drawled “Ey?” coming from someone reading a book, for example when they finally realize someone is talking to them. Our family had a lot of those. 5. There’s the unbelieving “Ey,” rising up at the end in a startled manner coming from someone whose been told your cousin married someone quite unbelievable. I recently re-read a mystery novel by Lorac, English, of course, in which he wrote, or I should say, had a character say, “… just as John Staple turned round with an inquiring ‘Ey …?’ – that aggregate of vowels uttered in such varying tones by all good Lancastrians.” It’s all in the inflection. So there, ey? Christine Pike Waseca Gordon Brewerton Senior Group Publisher


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We’re back to brick phones again I was on a bus tour the other day with a former vice-president of SaskPower when I saw something that struck my eye. He had in hand his cellphone – nothing unusual there. I think it was an iPhone in an Otterbox case, similar to what I carry. But then there was the cable attached to it. And attached to that cable was something that could only be described as a brick. It was the largest charging battery I have yet seen. “Looks like you have a brick phone there,” I said. He acknowledged as much, and replied that he travels a lot, and needs to have his phone charged. Now, if anyone knows anything about power, it is this man. And here he was, carrying a 25,000 milliamperes-hour battery that was massively larger than his phone. It caught my eye

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because just a few weeks before, I had bought a similar monstrosity for our daughter just before she went on a band trip to New Orleans, except this one was only 15,000 mAh – yet it was the largest battery I had seen up until that point. It kept her going on a bus trip for a week, powering both her iPad and old iPhone 4s. The battery positively dwarfed the iPhone. A while ago I had picked up a whole smattering of these small charging batteries on clearance. About a half


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dozen looked like large lipsticks, with capacities around 2,000 mAh. Others were similar in size to the phone itself. But none were as large as the MOAB – the mother of all batteries – that I bought Katrina. If you catch the reference, the largest conventional, non-nuclear bomb the United States Air Force has in its inventory is the MOAB – mother of all bombs. It is pushed out the ramp of a cargo plane because it’s too big to fit in a bomber. I think my description for this battery is apt. In my middle age, not only am I contending with my profound rotundity, to the point where I am cursing at my Michelin-man appearance when I see video of myself, but I am now on occasion walking around with a charging cord hanging out of my pocket. Not by choice, of course. Sometimes it just sorta hangs out there, like my gut over my waistline. It’s about as sexy as a fanny pack. The cable is there because the battery on my iPhone 6s, which has been replaced twice, both times by Apple, simply does not last that long. The most recent replacement was last summer, less than nine months ago. Yet I find myself going from the bedroom charger to the

office charger to the truck charger and back again, with an extra battery in my pocket for long days. I bought a couple three-packs of Lightning charging cables for this purpose (you know, the ones that only last a few months before failing?) You see, Steve Jobs and then Tim Cook sold us a bill of goods. They continually praised their new phones for being ever thinner. While there has been a trend to make them bigger now in length and width, but only marginally thicker, they neglected to mention something with regards to thin phones – they have less battery capacity. While battery capability has been continually improving, and bigger phones have a bigger battery, we are using many more apps that are sucking them dry at a faster and faster rate. This includes apps that are continually sending data, like location/GPS, or simply listening to you – Siri, Google and, as I wrote a few weeks ago, apparently Facebook. The net result is more and more people who use these pocket supercomputers are carrying extra, bulky and ugly batteries in addition to their phones. Imagine if phones were a little bigger and actually could last a whole day on

carrying charge cords and supplementary batteries attached to them. How ridiculous is it that we are now carrying everlarger external batteries, connected by cable, instead of having phones that work a whole day? I think most people would be OK with their phones gaining a little weight and size, if it meant they didn’t need the auxiliary battery. Besides, except for my parka, I don’t think I have a pocket big enough for the Mother of All Batteries. Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at brian.

their own? Wouldn’t that be amazing? This harkens back to the days when I carried a Motorola flip phone while the Earth was still cooling. You didn’t go anywhere without an extra battery in your pocket. If you were really adept, you could pull off the maneuver where you switched batteries in midcall without dropping the call. (You had only a few seconds to do that – you had to be a true mobile phone warrior to pull it off.) I would suggest today’s situation is no different, except we’re not able to change the battery in our phones. We’re now

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Ribbon cut for new Saskatchewan Hospital By John Cairns Staff Reporter

At last, the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford and integrated correctional facility is officially open. The ribbon was cut for the new hospital at a grand opening Friday. The grand opening included Premier Scott Moe and upwards of 17 other ministers and MLAs from the provincial government. Also on hand were officials from Saskatchewan Hospital and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The total investment came to $407 million for the entire project, a number that includes construction and maintenance costs to keep the facility in likenew condition for 30 years under a Public-Private Partnership. Premier Moe said to reporters it “represents the largest investment in mental health treatment that this province has ever seen.” “I think it’s a special place. And we heard today that not only is it a hospital, not only is it a place of treatment, but it is a home. We have much more adequate facilities for people to feel at home when they are spending some time here receiving their treatment. So a tremendous day, a tremendous step forward,

a tremendous facility offering services unlike anywhere in the nation.” He also noted it was a new delivery of care model, noting it was an integrated facility. The facility includes 188 psychiatric rehabilitation beds as well as 96 beds in the integrated correctional wing. That compares to the 156 psychiatric rehabilitation beds in the old Sask. Hospital. Moe also pledged to continue to invest in mental health treatments in the future. “It’s a priority for the government, it’s a priority for the people and families across the province, and today is a good day,” said Moe. One of those residing at the hospital long-term, Keri L., presented the premier with a key to the hospital made by patients and staff at the hospital. Officials at the grand opening touted the new facility as leading the way for mental health treatment in the country. Suann Laurent, chief operating officer of Saskatchewan Health Authority, noted the model will be an inter-sectoral approach including different ministries. “It’s really about how do we surround people with supports for what they need, to help them be healthy and give them what they need.”

The construction of the new hospital began with the sod turning in September of 2015. The original completion date was supposed to be June 1, but the completion date was pushed back a few months. Last fall, the move from the old facility took place. Saskatchewan Hospital Director Linda Shynkaruk said the transition happened in three stages, starting with a small move on Nov. 3 and two subsequent moves. Officials noted the transition went smoothly for the patients. The day of their actual move, said Shynkaruk, all they had to do was “load people in vehicles and drive them over.” The last group came Nov. 17. The indication is that all the furniture and equipment is now in place at the new facility. Shynkaruk said there were 11 semiloads of furniture delivered to the hospital. “What I tell people when they ask me how are things going, I say that we’re moved in, we’re not settled in completely. That’s going to take time, of course, but that doesn’t negate that we’re absolutely thrilled and happy with where we’re at.” While there are 284 total beds in the new hospital, it is not yet at full capacity for patients. The intention

is to get it up to full capacity through a pre-planned, strategic approach. Laurent said to reporters that more recruitment of psychiatrists was being done before adding more patients.

“We can’t bring in people without having everybody (ready) to go and it was always planned to be a sequenced approach.” Shynkaruk said to reporters there are over 130 patients at the hospital cur-

rently. Others are on referral lists, and Shynkaruk said the hospital is taking people in as they can. It is being done strategically, she said, “so that we can make sure everybody’s safe and settled in.”

The ribbon cutting with Premier Scott Moe, Keri L., and Herb Cox. For more photos, visit this story on our website. Photo by Averil Hall


Continued from Page 1 enough to give the people of the province pause, especially when our political donations and conflict of interest rules are so lax,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili in a news release. “We are calling for a moratorium on any further deals with SNC-Lavalin until a full review has taken place.” On Feb. 11, deputy premier Gord Wyant responded by rejecting a moratorium on contracts for

SNC-Lavalin. He was reported saying the province had a clear and transparent procurement process, and added there was no reason to disqualify SNC-Lavalin from bidding for provincial contracts. Meanwhile, Progressive Conservative leader Ken Grey has stated his support for re-examining tax credits for political donations in a March 1 op-ed letter. “If it’s wrong for Justin Trudeau, why is it not wrong for Scott Moe or Ryan Meili?” Grey

queried. “We really need to look at alternatives. Do we need to give a tax credit for political donations at all? Should it be the same as charitable donations? Should we just limit donation levels or do we ban any corporation who donates to a political party from bidding on government contracts? These are all worthy questions that should be considered. In the meantime it’s business as usual in the new Saskatchewan.” 19033NP0 19033NP1

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Timeline of the SHNB project The construction of new Saskatchewan finance-maintain public-private partnerHospital North Battleford has had several ship (P3) approach, with the cost running twists and turns. Here is a look back at between $175 and $250 million. the key moments during the past several October 2014: The new Saskatchewan years as the new psychiatric hospital and Hospital moves to the RFP stage. integrated correctional facility finally beJune 2015: The announcement is came a reality: made that Access Prairies Partnership has 2002: The Prairie North Health Region won the RFP process. They will build the is one of 12 regional health authorities es- new facility as a design-build-financetablished by the province. Among its ear- maintain P3. Partners include Graham liest priorities is recognizing something Design Builders LP, Carillion Canada had to be done about the existing Sas- Inc., Gracorp Capital Advisors LP, Carilkatchewan Hospital. lion Private Finance Ltd., Kasian Archi2004: A health region study recom- tecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. mends a new hospital be built. and WSP Canada. February 2006: The NDP government September 2015: A sod turning takes announces plans for a new Saskatchewan place for the new Saskatchewan HospiHospital. Prairie North’s annual report for tal and integrated correctional facility. 2005-06 states, “The government has set Among those on hand are officials from aside nearly two-thirds of the projected Prairie North Health Region and seven $59 million cost for the new facility. Plan- provincial cabinet ministers. Battlefords ning has begun, with construction to start MLA Herb Cox describes the start of in 2008 and completion set for 2010.” Ini- construction for the new Saskatchewan tial plans call for 204 beds. Hospital as “probably the Godzilla of all November 2007: The Saskatchewan announcements.” Party wins the provincial election. The total investment is estimated at December 2008: Functional program- $407 million for construction (estimated ming and concept design for replacement at $222 million) and also the maintenance of Saskatchewan Hospital is completed, side over the 33-year period that Acbut the project still requires ministry ap- cess Prairies Partnership holds the conproval to begin the next phase. tract. Construction is to take place over 33 2010: A re-scoping of the project be- months. May 2016: An event is held at the congins. In December, the Prairie North board announces approval of revised plans for struction site marking the progress with the replacement Saskatchewan Hospital of people able to see the work that has been 186 beds, plus development of a total 120 done so far. According to the vice-presipost-Saskatchewan Hospital residential dent of Graham Capital, Matt Dekkers, bulk excavation of 77,000 cubic metres support spaces in North Battleford. June 2011: Premier Brad Wall visits of earth had taken place, 11,000 square the aging Saskatchewan Hospital along metres of foamwork had been assembled, with several other officials. “There’s no 5,200 cubic metres of concrete had been substitute to seeing things first hand,” poured and backfill activities had taken Wall says of the tour, stopping short of any place. December 2016: Word comes that the funding announcement. August 2011: Premier Wall announces Saskatchewan Hospital project is 38 per the province is providing $8 million im- cent complete on time and on budget. 2017: News of a snag with construcmediately towards detailed planning for a tion. A problem is identified with the innew facility for 188 patients. June 2013: The first week-long 3P sulation and it must be be taken out and (Production, Preparation, Process) Lean replaced. December 2017: Prairie North Health capital planning session for the new hospital takes place in North Battleford with a Region is among the health regions amalsecond one to take place in late July, early gamated into the new Saskatchewan Health Authority. August. March 2014: The last of three 3P Continued on Page 10 LEAN planning sessions for the new hospital is completSpring Fling to Casino & Shopping ed. April 7 - 10, 2019 Spring 2014: The province announces the new SasShop till you drop at the famous West Edmonton Mall, katchewan Hospital North Ikea, Kingsway Garden Mall & Casino Yellowhead Battleford will include an inIncludes: Transportation via luxury motorcoach bus. tegrated correctional facility. Stay at the beautiful River Cree Resort & Casino An adjoining 96-room corCoupon pkg. including meals, cash for slots rectional facility will house Pick up in North Battleford & along the route both male and female adult 1-306-960-5766 offenders. The province also confirms the project will 1-306-960-5766 proceed with a design-build-


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Hunting tornadoes in North Battleford By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Storm chasing season is fast approaching for the “Tornado Hunter” Greg Johnson. “We’re not that far away now,” said Johnson, who is looking to launch his 2019 storm-chasing activities in a few weeks. Until then, Johnson is staying active with public appearances and photo clinics across the country. His latest was a photo workshop held Thursday and Friday at the Western Development Museum in North Battleford, teaching aspiring photographers every aspect of their cameras. Johnson’s workshop focused on “teaching people how to use a digital camera and get shots that are beyond the point-shoot-snapshot stage,” he said. “The magic of photography really happens when you use the camera in manual mode,” said Johnson. “When it comes to actually creating artwork, when it comes to really getting creative with photography, you need to understand how the camera works. And that’s what this workshop is about, is understanding how the camera works and how to get the result you’re looking for.” His workshops included instructing the participants on the finer points such as

shutter speed, aperture and ISO (image sensitivity). Johnson admits all those terms can be intimidating for people. He likens it to being inside the cockpit of an airplane, surrounded by gadgets, buttons and dials. “The camera’s sort of the same way,” said Johnson. “Once you can sort of eliminate all the distracting stuff that you put on these cameras, and break it down to its most simple parts, photography can actually become a very enjoyable hobby for a lot of people.” These photo workshops are something Johnson regularly holds in North Battleford. He says he normally gets up to the city once a year. Thursday, Johnson also put on a presentation at the Chapel Gallery for the Battlefords Photo Club focusing on his storm-chasing and photography efforts. His visit was sponsored by Northwest Community Futures. Johnson’s visit to North Battleford took place right after a major outbreak of tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia and Florida on March 3 that killed upwards of 23 people. Central Alabama was particularly hard hit. While the timing of those storms might take people by surprise, Johnson said March is when tornado season typically starts in

those southeastern states. “Every time spring rolls around, it seems that tornadoes start making it into the news again,” said Johnson. “And every time a small town gets hit, you know, I think our memories are kind of short. We sort of forget that that happens every year.” While the timing of the outbreak in Alabama was not unusual for this time of year, “what was unusual was how violent the storms were,” said Johnson. “There were a couple of EF-4 tornadoes that did a lot of damage.” EF-4s are tornadoes that, within 10 or 15 seconds. “will wipe a house off of its foundation. So it’s certainly not something to be taking lightly and so this time of year is when you talk about storm safety and what do you do.” EF-5 is the highest rating. Johnson said, “2018 was the first year ever recorded where there were no violent tornadoes in the United States.” But Canada saw two violent tornadoes last year – one in August in Alonsa, Man., and the other in the greater Ottawa area in September. Notably, they happened in “out-of-tornado-season times, which is really unusual,” said Johnson. The

Tornado hunter Greg Johnson teaching photographers in North Battleford how to get the best out of their equipment by understanding what it does. For more photos, visit this story on our website. Photo by Averil Hall

beginning of August is usually when tornado season is ending. But that wasn’t the case last year. The Alonsa tornado was the only EF-4 in North America last year, pointing to weather patterns changing, he said, but he emphasized springtime is still the prime season. While tornado season usually begins around this time of year in the southeastern United States, Johnson says he doesn’t start chasing until mid to late April when the storms move into the plains states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The reason? Personal safety. Johnson said the southeast is heavily treed with lots of hills, making tornadoes difficult to see. It is out on the plains where you can photograph the “high visibility, photogenic, supercell based tor-

nadoes and you can remain relatively safe and still get a decent perspective.” By late May, tornado season normally moves up to Nebraska and by early June into the Dakotas and Minnesota. It’s around July that the season is at its peak around Saskatchewan. Johnson expects he and his team, which includes videographer Chris Chittick and Ricky Forbes, who drives their bright-orange “Tornado Hunters” vehicle, will be out storm-chasing in late April, continuing into the middle of July. On occasions, the crew take on guests as passengers, from as far away as the United Kingdom, Germany and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates. The big question is whether they will see some good tornadoes. For his part, Johnson is optimis-

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sports North Stars to face Flin Flon Klimosko By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The quarter-final opponent for the Battlefords North Stars will be the Flin Flon Bombers. The Bombers secured their place in the next round by beating Weyburn Red Wings in a two-game sweep of their survivor series. Flin Flon won its clinching game 6-2, scoring four third-period goals. Shots favoured the Bombers by

an overwhelming 60 to 24 margin, including 20 to 6 in the third period. This is the third time in four years that the Bombers and North Stars have met in the playoffs. The Bombers won in five games in the semi-finals in 2016 while the North Stars won in four straight in the Canalta Cup finals a year later. The North Stars will enter their latest series with the Bombers as the hottest team in the SJHL going

into the playoffs, with a record of 9-0-0-1 in their last 10 games. Game one goes Friday at the Civic Centre at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are now on sale online and at the North Stars ticket office. While the North Stars awaited word on who their playoff opponent would be, they took time last week to hand out their team awards at their awards night Thursday. The awards this year went to Brett Gammer for

Rookie of the Year, Dylan Esau and Seth Summers tied for Most Improved Player, Cody Spagrud as Defenceman of the Year and Owen Lamb as Humanitarian Award and Fan Choice Award winner. Joel Grzybowski took the Most Dedicated Player award, Braydon Buziak received the North West Hockey Development Association Scholarship and Macgregor Sinclair took home team MVP honours.

first-round sweep with a 2-1 overtime win at Fairview Arena in Swift Current. The Wildcats opened the series last Thursday with a 6-2 win, then beat the Sharks again Friday at Battleford Arena by a 6-1 score. Game three was the

closest game, with Swift Current outshooting the Sharks only 39-31 in the contest. After Taylor Lind scored on the power play in the second period, it was Ensley Fendelet who responded with an unassisted goal in the third period. But a costly tripping

penalty to Nicole Girolami in overtime led to Baylee Kirwan’s game-winner from Sara Kendall and Maddy McCleary. Kirwan’s shot beat Sharks netminder Haylie Biever to end the Sharks season. Biever had stopped 37 out of 39 shots in the contest.

Sharks swept by Swift Current By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The best ever season for the Battlefords AAA Sharks is at an end. The Sharks season came to a sudden halt Sunday as the Swift Current Diamond Energy Wildcats completed a three-game

AA Barons in Centre Four finals Staff

The Battlefords Midget AA Barons have made it to the finals in the Centre Four division. The Barons swept the Saskatoon Icehawks in their second-round series

in three straight games. They won the first two by 3-2 and 7-3 scores and clinched the deciding game by a 9-0 score to advance. Previously, the Barons beat the Prince Albert Dairy Queen Chill three games to one, winning

Battleford up one in SPHL finals this week By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The Battleford Beaver Blues have drawn first blood in the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League final series. The top-seeded Blues beat the Edam Three Stars 6-5 in game one of the fi-

nals at Battleford Arena on Saturday. The series is a best-offive. At press time, game two was set for Edam on Wednesday while the series returns to Battleford Arena Friday night for what could be the clinching game. Both games are set for 8:30 p.m.

the clinching game 5-4 in overtime. The Barons will face either North East or Unity in

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extends with North Stars By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Brayden Klimosko is staying on as head coach and general manager of the Battlefords North Stars. It was announced Friday by the hockey club that Klimosko has confirmed his commitment to the club to his option year of 2020-21. “We, our fans and community, are excited to have Brayden and his family continue to be a part of our franchise for the next two seasons!” the club has stated on Twitter. This was the first season for Klimosko with the North Stars after arriving from Drumheller of the AJHL. Previously, Brandon Heck and be-


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fore him Nate Bedford each had one-season stints as head coach and general manager with the club. Under Klimosko the North Stars finished the regular season with a record of 35-13-5-5 for 80 points, finishing first in the Global Ag Tech Solutions division for the fourth season in a row.


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NBCHS senior boys take bronze at provincials Staff

The North Battleford Comprehensive High School senior boys’ team has won bronze at the SHSAA Provincial Curling Championships held March 8 and 9 in Humboldt and Nipawin. Coach Evan Reid says in pool play NBCHS defeated Weyburn 1 by a score of 6-1, lost to the host Humboldt team 9-7 and beat Moose Jaw Central by a score of 10-3. “There was a tie with three teams having records of two wins and one loss. NBCHS was awarded first by virtue of a strong performance in the last stone draw portion to break ties. The other teams had to play off for a spot in the championship round,” says Reid

North Battleford Comprehensive High School senior boys’ team – Evan Reid (coach), lead Cody Somers, second Jett Yeung, third Dante Bacchetto and skip Jack Reid. Photos submitted

Action on the ice as the North Battleford Comprehensive High School senior boys’ team earned bronze at the SHSAA Provincial Curling Championships.

“In the semifinal, NBCHS played Meadow Lake and lost a heartbreaker in an extra end, 7-6.”


I’m sending a By Allie Raycraft report on the curling for March 5, as we are getting close to the end. Results were Wisner over Belyk, Scott over Horrell, Forester over Payne, Munn over Rogers and Krismer over O’Hare (skipped by Brian Shutra). Next week will be our last game and Munn and Forester remain one point apart at the top of the sheet. If both win their games next week, Munn will win the trophy. If Forester wins and Munn loses, then Forester will win. Makes the season interesting in any case. On March 19, we will have our New Horizons annual meeting at 11 a.m. upstairs, followed by soup and sandwich lunch paid for by New Horizons. Then we will have a sturling game with the skip and lead playing and then the second and third will play. See you all there.

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The boys rallied in the bronze game, played well and ran Weyburn 1 out of stones in the last end, Reid

says. The final score was 8-4. Two teams from each of the four regions qualified

to play at the SHSAA Provincial Curling Championships. Teams are placed in two pools of four to

play round robin. Top two teams from each pool proceeded to the championship playoffs.

By John Cairns

ties Tournament of Hearts is always a week of tremendous curling that is watched closely by curling enthusiasts here in Saskatchewan. But this year, it was especially exciting with our provincial champions bringing home a bronze medal. Mr. Speaker, the Robyn Silvernagle team, composed of third Stefanie Lawton, second Jessie Hunkin, and lead Kara Thevenot, and of course Silvernagle as skip, curling out of the Twin Rivers

Curling Club in North Battleford, had most everyone in this province glued to their TVs. On the final weekend, after finishing in second place in round robin play, I know everyone in The Battlefords was perched on the edge of their armchairs, watching as our team took on first place Chelsea Carey from Alberta. It was a great game that featured some precise shotmaking, but unfortunately we came up short in that game. But we still had an

opportunity for another shot at the final game. On Sunday morning, our team faced Rachel Homan from Ontario whom we had just defeated in the championship round. But again the result was not what they’d hoped for, but they certainly should be proud of the way they played. I ask that all of my colleagues join with me in congratulating Robyn, Stefanie, Jessie, and Kara on bringing home a bronze medal for Saskatchewan. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

MLA Cox salutes Silvernagle team Staff Reporter

Battlefords MLA Herb Cox gave some recognition to the team of Robyn Silvernagle in the legislature. During his members’ statement Tuesday, Cox paid tribute to the North Battleford-based team, who represented Saskatchewan at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S.. Cox’s remarks were recorded in Hansard. Mr. Cox: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Scot-

Yorkton to host Pinty’s Meridian Canadian Open Staff Sportsnet says the location for next year’s Meridian Canadian Open is not the Battlefords. The Meridian Canadian Open will return to Yorkton next season. The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling announced its fourth event and third major of the 2019-20 campaign is heading back to Gallagher Centre, Jan. 1419, 2020. It will be the third time Yorkton hosts the Meridian Canadian Open after back-

to-back appearances in 2014 and 2015. Edmonton’s Team Brendan Bottcher and Ottawa’s Team Rachel Homan are the reigning champions. Tickets will be announced at a future date. The Meridian Canadian Open features 16 of the top men’s teams and 16 of the top women’s teams from around the globe with a triple knockout preliminary round. Teams must win three games before they lose three in order to qualify for the playoffs.

Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Unity Composite High School have some important games this weekend, with a chance in playing in Hoopla this year. Photos submitted

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This past weekend, the boys won their third consecutive conference title, and will host regionals this weekend, with the winner going to Hoopla. Other competitors are

Se-Se-Wa-Hum School (Victoire), Kindersley and Lumsden. The girls travel to Regina and will also play this weekend. Regina Christian

School and Prince Albert Collegiate Institute are also competitors, and a berth at Hoopla is at stake. The Hoopla basketball tournament is taking place in Saskatoon this year.

Timeline of the SHNB project Continued from Page 7 January 2018: Word comes of financial troubles for one member of the Access Prairie Partnership consortium as Carillion goes into liquidation. SaskBuilds reports there will be no impact to the SHNB project. March 2018: It is confirmed the Saskatchewan Hospital build will not meet its June 1 completion date. Access Prairie Partnership anticipates a twoto-three month delay. August 2018: The Battlefords Community Corrections Centre and the North Battleford Youth

Centre close at month’s end, in anticipation of the new integrated correctional facility opening. October 2018: With construction close to completion, public and media tours take place at the new hospital. Among the highlights are some of the improvements compared to the old hospital, including separate rooms, one washroom for every two patients, and temperature controls in every room. Soon after these tours, the lengthy process of moving patients from the old hospital begins. January 2019: SNC-

Lavalin is selected as the new facility manager as part of the P3. February 2019: Fundraising for the Saskatchewan Hospital New Beginnings campaign, to fund furniture and equipment at the new hospital, concludes with the announcement of a $1 million donation from Rawlinson family, putting the campaign over its $8 million target. March 8: The grand opening takes place inside the gymnasium at the new Saskatchewan HospitalIntegrated Correctional Facility.




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OBITUARIES SPRATT: Peter Spratt passed away at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on February 11, 2019 at the age of 91 years surrounded by family. Peter is survived by his son Terry (Roxanna) and children Peter and Robin; son Reg (Trish) and children Sarah, Adam, Joey; son Rick and children Matthew, Amber, and Scott; son-in-law Duncan (Judy) and children Rachel and Drew; daughter-in-law Debbie and children Jessie, Jody, Jennifer, Jamie; numerous great-grandchildren; brother Victor (Chris); sister-in-law Audry. Peter was predeceased by his parents Albert and Elizabeth Spratt; loving wife Louise; daughter Elizabeth; son Tim; grandchild Pierce; Brother Tony. Peter, being the adventurous man, left Berkhamstead, England in 1948, leaving behind his parents Albert and Elizabeth and younger brothers Tony and Vic. He was only 20 years old when he sailed from South Hampton, England on a ship named the Aquatania to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He traveled across Canada to Paynton, SK and moved in with a friend of the family and shortly after moved to North Battleford to work in a lumbar yard. In that time, he met his soon to be wife Annie Louis. Eventually, a friend of his got him a job with the CN rail where he continued to work and retire at 37 years of service. Peter was known for his amazing cooking and baking. He would cook Christmas dinner every year for his entire family with the most delicious home-made pies. He was an active member of the North Battleford Legion Branch #70, where he left a legacy of his secret English batter for his famous fish and chips. He was an avid reader, gardener and golfer. In fact, he was still walking 9 holes of gold when he was in his 80s. We will forever remember his smile, sense of humour, his cooking and his zest for life. Peter will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to the staff at Villa Pascal, Royal University Hospital, Battlefords Funeral Service. At Peter’s request, there will be no formal service at this time, but a graveside service, which will be determined at a later date. __________________________________________________


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OBITUARIES PARENT, Michele 1967 – 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michele Francoise Parent, age 52. Michele was born February 4th, 1967 in North Battleford SK. to her loving parents, mother Kate (Kay) “Williams” Parent, deceased December 24, 2014 and father Marcel Parent, deceased October 14, 2004.Michele was a loving sister to Louise Parent, age 54, living in Toronto ON. Michele treasured her special loving friendship with her “Terry-Bear”, Terry Moroz of Saskatoon SK. from July 2008 until Michelle’s passing. Michele always had a smile on her face and was a true friend to everyone she met. In her youth she was an award winning dancer in tap, ballet and jazz, a national debating champion, an honour student and was named Saskatchewan Junior Citizen of the Year. Michele was talented in debate, public speaking and politics, travelling to Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal with her talents. Michele always looked on the positive side of every situation and actually considered her illness a blessing in disguise as she felt it was her calling to stay home to be a caregiver for her mother and father during their golden years. Throughout the years Michele struggled with numerous mental health issues and addiction which in the end claimed Michele’s life. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was forever grateful to the numerous mental health caregivers who kept her going- in particular the staff at the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, Sk. The Funeral service for Michele was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Saskatoon Funeral Home, 338 4th Ave N, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at St. Jean Baptiste cemetery at Delmas, SK. next to her parents Kate and Marcel Parent. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to AMGITS c/o The Saskatchewan Hospital Auxillary, Box 39, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, S9A 2X8. Condolences for the family may be left at . Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306) 244-5577 __________________________________________________

Service Announcement- A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at North Battleford City Cemetery with Nora Borgeson officiating for the late Mrs. Isabel Jensen née Sinclair former resident of North Battleford, SK. Memorial Donations in memory of Mrs. Jensen may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society 1910 McIntyre Street Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2R3.


BLANCHETTE: It is with profound sadness that Diane Kendall Blanchette shares the news of the sudden passing of her beloved husband, Terry, on March 11, 2019. We will remember Terry at the Alex Dillabough Centre, Battleford, SK at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Battlefords Humane Society, P.O. Box 645, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y7. Condolences can be sent to mail@ Arrangements have been entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service (306) 446-4200.

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BEREZOWSKI: In Loving Memory of Pete Berezowski, born June 24, 1938 at Hafford, Saskatchewan, passed away February 11, 2019 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Pete is survived by many nieces, nephews and their families. He is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Berezowski; his loving wife Mary; 3 sisters and 7 brothers. Panakhyda (Prayer Service) was held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Divine Liturgy was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Both Services were held at All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church, North Battleford, SK., with Celebrant Rev. Fr. Ivan Derkach. Cross Bearer was Stephen Hydukewich. Cantor was Darlene Hupaelo. Shared Memories were given by Nic Fransoo. Honour Guard 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Pallbearers were Nic Fransoo, David Tkachuk, Bruce Berezowski, John Semko and Leonard Yasieniuk. Interment was at City Cemetery, North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. __________________________________________________ STUBBINGTON, Seager July 7, 1950 January 10, 2019 The family of the late Seager Stubbington are heartbroken to inform you of his passing at his home on January 10, 2019. He is survived by his two precious grandchildren Jack and Josie Herle, his loving wife Sandra, daughter Lisa (Peter) Herle, son Gregory Allan; sisters Sharon (Don) Farnell, Irene (Mike) Ironstand, Marj (Steve) Hutchings, brother Harold (Lieze) Stubbington; brother-in-law, Les (Liz) Hurlburt, Lee (Donna) Hurlburt, sister-in-law Gloria (John) Phipps; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wish to thank the RCMP, EMS and Eternal Memories staff for the rapid response and the enormous help and care they gave us. A special thank you to Rev. Don Skinner for the beautiful service, Faye Schick for the music and the ladies of the Glaslyn United Church for the wonderful lunch. Words cannot express our gratitude. A special thank you to the neighbours who came to help on a moments notice especially Louis Bonneville who came day after day to help. Thank you to everyone who sent food, gave us a call, sent cards or just dropped in to give a hug and words of encouragement which we desperately needed. The family of the late Seager Stubbington (We miss you so very much.) __________________________________________________ Amy Christian (Miller) Dollansky

THELMA BERYL KENDALL “THE SONG IS ENDED BUT THE MELODY LINGERS ON” .... IRVING BERLIN Our strong beautiful mother left us heartbroken, early Thursday morning Feb 28, 2019. She left as she lived, quietly, uncomplaining, without inconvenience to anyone. We shall miss her sunny outlook, her gentle manner, and her wonderful smile. She was born Sunday, April 27th, 1924 to Ernest and Bertha Grenke on a small farm near Landis, Saskatchewan. She taught school in the early years and shortly after marriage stayed home to raise a family. She imparted to us her love of movies, books, and an unwavering belief in the goodness of life. She withstood the loss of a child and later her husband with characteristic fortitude. She never allowed herself to become embittered but lived her life with optimism and faith. Those of us left are her children - Darline (David) Gubbe, Deryk (Terry) Kendall, David (Betty) Kendall, Diane (Terry Blanchette) Kendall. Her grandchildren - Danielle (Rob) Elder, Jessica (Tim) Pell; Terri (Rupen Pandya) Allard, Curtis (Heather) Kendall, Kara (Shawn) Soonias, Chris Kendall; Corinne (Rob) Mathews, Travis (Stephanie) Kendall, Jeff (Lindsay) Kendall, Courtney (Judd) Campbell, respectively, as well as her beloved great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Jack Kendall, theirs was a love story; her daughter, Eunice; her granddaughter Christine; her brother Ron Grenke; her sister Shirley Leech, and her parents Ernest and Bertha Grenke. We will miss you always, our Mom. A Memorial Service will be conducted in late spring, date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Canadian Wildlife Federation, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Lung Association or The Battleford’s Humane Society. Condolences can be sent to Arrangements have been entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. (306-446-4200) __________________________________________________

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AMIRAULT: In loving memory of our beloved Emile Amirault, who was born April 27, 1928 at Edam Hospital, Edam, SK, to his lovely parents, Louis and Blanche Amirault. They lived on a farm 5 miles west of Meota, SK. They really enjoyed that farm. Ten year later, his parents had a baby girl named Aldina, born November 4, 1936. Emile was very happy to have some new company around and was helpful to his parents in looking after the baby. Emile grew up and was a very smart boy in many ways. He started making a lot of things out of any kind of material. A lot of toys, etc. Emile went to the store at Meota and would ask for any kind of wooden boxes. In those days, oranges and apples use to be in wooden boxes, so the men would give him what they had. Boy was he ever proud! He sure made all kinds of things and even sold some as a gift for children. As Emile got older, he made a lot of bigger stuff, anything that somebody wanted, they got it, and were very happy with it. As a young man, Emile would help anybody with their work, in farming and carpentry. He also took up fret work and really liked that job. Emile also worked in the elevator with other men, which he enjoyed. He was good at any job he took on and those for whom he worked, were always happy. As years went by, Emile has some health problems. He wanted to go into Riverside Health Complex (nursing home) to get the care he needed. After living there for some time, Emile passed away in the early morning hours of February 14, 2019. God Bless Emile to his new place. We all pray for him for the best. __________________________________________________ JACOB WALL: June 10, 1938 March 9, 2019 Jacob Wall passed away peacefully early in the morning of March 9, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Marilyn (née Andres); his two sons, Brian (Wendy) and Brent (Julie); his daughter, Jackie (Tom); and his six grandchildren, Connor, Sean, Owen, Nadja, Ned and Jill. As well, Jake is survived by his brothers John, Abe and Bill, and his sisters, Martha, Leona, and Olga. Jake will be remembered first and foremost as a devoted husband, and as a solicitous father and grandfather. He was also a steadfast friend, and an avid curler and golfer, maintaining an honourary lifetime membership at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club for more than forty years. He was born near Hague, Saskatchewan, and spent his formative years on the family farm. He left the farm and became an apprentice plumber and pipefitter before eventually opening his own plumbing business and contracting firm in Saskatoon, which became his life’s work. Jake and Marilyn moved to North Battleford in the summer of 2008 and have been very grateful for the many friends they have made since their arrival. Jake’s family would like to thank the staff of Battlefords Union Hospital for their dedication, care, and kindness during Jake’s final stay there. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jake’s name to the BUH Foundation, Box 1358, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8. Condolences can be sent to Arrangements are entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service (306-446-4200). The dark ending does not cancel out the brightness of the middle. Your day of greatest joy cannot be dimmed. SELINGER: Anton Edward Selinger: Dad was known to his friends as “Tony”. He passed away quietly the evening of February 26, 2019 just minutes before his 91st birthday. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and his siblings Agathe Nattrass, Frank Selinger, Philip Selinger, Barbara Sander and Anna Iwaskow. Tony was always present in our lives and dedicated to expressing how very proud he was of all of us. Providing for 7 children ,which included two sets of twins, meant long hours working at his calling as a mechanic. He made many friends and acquaintances at the Shell Service Station. Due to his work ethic and sheer physical power his clients trusted him and he earned their loyalty. Tony is survived by his daughter Debbie (Kurt) Borgeson and grandchildren Lindsay (Devon) Mann and great-grandchildren London, Tay, and Bruin; Kristin; and Karlye and great-grandchild Gwendalyn; daughter Sandy (Kim) Cook and grandchildren A.J. (Rebecca) and Mitchell; daughter Brenda (Bill) Halewich and grandchildren Brody, Kerby (Brittany), and Brianna; son Brian; daughter Dianna (Tom) Hawboldt; daughter Rhonda Selinger and grandchildren James and Jessie; son Randy (Lori) Selinger and grandchildren Madelyn, Ava, Ethan, Grace and Gavin. Tony is predeceased by his loving wife Florence; his parents Philip and Anna Selinger, his daughter Arlene Selinger, brothers George, Leo, Edward, Wilfred, Eugene and Mike; mother and father-in-law Alec and Hosen Holt (Zeer), step-father-in-law Steve Zeer. During his final days, Tony succumbed quietly to his battle with all of the ailments wearing on his body. Memorial donations can be directed to either of these foundations. Lung Association of Canada Address: The Lung Association ,Saskatchewan 1231- 8th Street East, Saskatoon, Sk. S7H 0S5 or Diabetes Canada, 104-2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon, Sk. S7L5Z5. Funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Battleford, Sask. Lunch followed. Interment had taken place later in the day for immediate family only at Town of Battleford Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to Arrangements are entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service (306-446-4200).

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RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MEOTA No. 468 Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll for the Rural Municipality of Meota No. 468 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the office of the Assessor from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the following days:

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Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Resort Village of Aquadeo for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the following days: Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays March 14 to April 17, 2019 A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal his/her assessment is required to file his/her notice of appeal in writing, along with a cheque to: The Assessor, Box 501, Cochin, SK S0M 0L0


Tuesdays for 10 weeks beginning April 2nd, 2019 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Alex Dillabough Center $80.00 Register in person at Rec Office (south side of Dillabough Center). You can also register by phone (306) 937-6216 or by email: COMING EVENTS

Sharing Grief’s Journey From Mourning To Joy MONDAYS March 25 - May 13, 2019 1:30 - 3:00 pm

For further information, please contact: Sue @ 306-445-6658 Denise @ 306-441-3338

by 5:00 p.m. April 17, 2019 Dated this 14th day of March, 2019. Brian de Montbrun Assessor

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It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. That’s the reason for this seminar-support group, for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. A Ministry of The Battlefords Ministerial Association


Monday to Friday, March 14, 2019 to April 17, 2019 A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

Saturday March 16

St. Patrick’s Day Party at the North Battleford Library. Come to the library to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! Green-themed story time and games. Be sure to wear your green! Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her Notice of Appeal, accompanied by a $50 fee for each assessment being appealed to: The Assessor, Rural Municipality of Meota No. 468, Box 80, Meota, SK S0M 1X0

Saturday March 16

Club 70 Social Dance Club - Leon Ochs at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1352-100th Street, North Battleford from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Lunch served at 11:00 p.m. Call Carol 306-386-2470. $15.00 per person. Everyone welcome.

Tuesdays March 19 - April 16

Lenten Lunch Series 2019. Jesus Speaks from Calvary. 12:00 noon to 12:55 p.m. All lunches are at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall 1302-99th Street, North Battleford. Soup & Sandwich $5.00. Tea & Coffee included. Extra sandwich $1.00. Everyone welcome.

Dated this 14th day of March, 2019 Kirk Morrison Assessor

Wednesday March 20

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL R.M. of Great Bend No. 405 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Rural Municipality of Great Bend No. 405 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the office of the assessor from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, March 15, to April 12, 2019. A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal accompanied by a $250.00 fee per appeal, which will be returned if the appeal is successful with: The Assessor, RM of Great Bend No. 405 Box 150 Borden, SK S0K 0N0 Dated at Borden, Saskatchewan this 15th day of March, 2019. Valerie Fendelet Assessor

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL R.M. of Douglas No. 436 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the R.M. of Douglas No. 436 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the following days:

Time for Tots at the North Battleford Library for ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. Come and enjoy 30 minutes of simple stories, rhymes and finger plays.

Wednesday March 20

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Travel Talk: Yorkshire at the North Battleford Library. Join us as Barb Plews discusses her exploration of Yorkshire in this exciting travel talk. Begins at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments to follow.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Essay Help for Teens at the North Battleford Library. Teens are invited to the library after school for help with their writing, either for school or leisure. The North Battleford Library is partnering with Battlefords Concern For Youth to help your writing improve, for school and beyond. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. No registration required for this drop-in program. Need a ride to the library? Call Concern for Youth at 306-441-5823.

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Thursday March 21

at 306-446-6166 for support or

Al-anon Family Groups

Friday March 22

If someone’s drinking troubles, attending Al-Anon Family Group provides understanding and support. Meetings Monday at 7:00 p.m. and Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, corner of 15th Ave. & 108th Street. Contacts 306-937-7765, 306-937-7289 or 306-441-9324.

Tales & More at the North Battleford Library. Enjoy thematic storytimes inspired by STREAM (Science,Technology, Reading, Engineering,Art, Math) activities. Ages 4-8.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Texas Hold’em Tournament at the The Royal Canadian Legion #142, Maidstone Legion Clubroom 102-108-1st Ave West. Tickets $50.00. 6:00 p.m. MST Registration, 7:00 p.m. MST Tournament. 40 entries. To register call Royal Canadian Legion Clubroom 306-893-4048. License #TH18-0024.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from at 1371 - 103rd Street (Living Faith Chapel Gym - use parking lot doors off 102nd). All ages – youth to senior, all skill levels.Annual membership fee $125.00 (or $5.00 dropin fee per night) plus a $5.00 fee for the Table Tennis Saskatchewan membership/insurance.

Saturday March 23

Saturday March 23


Family Art Workshop with Holly Hildebrand at the North Battleford Library. Bring your whole family (ages 5+) for this special art workshop. No experience necessary and all materials provided. Register beforehand by calling the library at 306-445-3206. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday March 15

This section 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, we can not guarantee all submissions will appear.

Peer to Peer Support Group for Mental Health meets mornings @ 9:30 am at 1602 103rd Street in North . We welcome you to join us as we work towards recovery, and support one another.You will be warmly welcomed by all. Tales & More at the North Battleford Library. Enjoy thematic story times inspired by STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) activities. Ages 4-8.

Deadline for submissions is Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Monday to Thursday, March 15 to April 16, 2019.

Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $200.00 appeal fee which will be returned if the appeal is successful, with: The Assessor, R.M. of Douglas No. 436, Box 964, Speers, SK S0M 2V0, by the 16th day of April, 2019. Dated this 14th day of March, 2019. Charles W. Linnell, Assessor

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Sunday, April 7th - 1:00 pm SPIRITWOOD STOCKYARDS Spiritwood, SK

Selling 65 Black Angus, Charolais and Simmental yearling and two-year old bulls.



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Hey guys my name is Hannah and I was brought into the shelter with my 2 day old puppies almost 7 weeks ago. My puppies are now weaned and will be finding their own furrever homes and families soon, so I guess that means it’s time for me to find my own place to call home and a family to call my own. I am a super sweet smart girl with so much love to give. If your thinking of adding a new furr baby to your home and family then come on down to the shelter today. Hey guys my name is Squish and I am here at the shelter searching for my furrever home and family. I am a sweet girl with lots of personality. I like to take long naps and snack on soft food after I am done playing with my favorite toys. If your thinking of adding a new furr baby to your home and family then come on down to the shelter today. PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Check out all our Shelter animals in need of homes at:

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Registered Nurse Home Care Big Island Lake First Nation Rewarding opportunity available for motivated nurse who desires to work with First Nation clients in a friendly, welcoming community. The position is full-time permanent, week days, vehicle provided and multiple funded, learning opportunities and excellent support provided. For more information about this challenging and rewarding position, please contact Lindsey Dauvin, Supervisor Nurse Practice Advisor with Indigenous Services Canada, Spiritwood. Phone 306-883-1465 or email To apply for this position and to view the full list of required qualifications, please refer to the federal government employment website: The deadline for applications is March 17, 2019. We thank all candidates who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration in the process will be contacted. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. We are committed to Employment Equity. The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.



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Hometown Heroes


Light of Christ Catholic School Division invites applications for the position of:

If your group or institution has been the recipient of a donation or gift, or if you have made a donation to your community, we’d be happy to let our readers know. Send a photo to our email address: Please include names of those in the photo and the details of the donation or gift. See some of our Hometown Heroes below.

High School Principal at John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford

Radisson Swimming Pool Receives Donation

This is a permanent full-time position commencing July 1, 2019 For details and to apply, please see our website at

Redberry Lake Regional Park IS HIRING

MAINTENANCE: 40 hour week: 8 hours days from May 1st to September 30th. Must have valid driver’s license; must have valid driver’s license; must have computer skills; must be able to work weekends and must work well with others. List expected salary. This position requires a “Criminal Check” before being hired. Please send resumés to: or to Box 250, Hafford, SK S0J 1A0. For more information, please call Bernedette Harach 639-317-4346.


Linda Hosegood, vice-president of the Radisson Recreation Association, reports that her association received a donation from Richardson Pioneer Foundation for $10,000 towards their swimming pool upgrades. The donation will be used to resurface the cement floor at the swimming pool building. Radisson Recreation Association operates and manages the outdoor swimming pool. The facility was originally constructed in 1973. A new pool was built in 2010. Photo submitted CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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The Rivers West District for Sport Culture & Recreation Inc. is looking for four (4) dynamic, dependable, motivated individuals who love working with children. The successful applicants will be based out of the Rivers West District Deadline for application is April 12 , 2019. Only those applicants who are for an North Battleford office. Employment is selected temporary fullinterview will be contacted. time (35 hours per week), Monday to Friday, beginning Send resume, cover letter and three references to: Cynthia JuneTymoruski, 10th,Community 2019Development and Coordinator ending on August 23rd, 2019. Rivers West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation Inc. a valid driver’s license, have access P.O. Box 822 Applicants must possess #95 – 891 99 Street  North SK S9A 2Z3 to Battleford, a reliable vehicle, possess current CPR and First Aid  Website:  Or fax to: (306) 446-7172 (or be willing certification to take the courses), provide Or email to: District Mobile Playground a criminal record check and be in Grade 12Staff or attending 2019 Summer Follow us on: post-secondary education. Play Leadership training will be  provided by the District. th

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Part-time, 20-30 hours per week. Half days, afternoons to early evenings. Wash & servicing trucks.

Wages are negotiable

Apply in person with your resumé and current driver’s abstract to:

191 Industrial Avenue, Battleford 306-937-2661

Municipal Foreman The R.M. of Eldon No. 471 is accepting resumes for the position of Municipal Foreman. This is a salaried position with compensation to commensurate with knowledge,skills and experience. Benefits include health & dental insurance, disability insurance, critical illness insurance and a defined benefits pension plan. Please forward resumes, including three references and the salary expected,to the undersigned no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 5, 2019 Administrator R.M. of Eldon No. 471 Box 130 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0 Phone: (306)893-2391 Fax: (306)893-4644 email: We thank all candidates who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

North West College

Summer Student Employment Opportunities Battlefords Campus

Wage: $17.62 per hour For complete position profiles, and application visit Applications will be received until noon, Monday, March 18, 2019.


Mervin Golf Club is looking for a


for the 2019 season. MAY 1ST - OCTOBER 1ST, 2019 Duties include: ordering food, cooking food, serving alcohol, catering to Men’s and Ladies’ Nights and Tournaments, etc. For more information please contact Dan Burgess at 306-845-7816 or Christie Starnes at 780-872-2225

Seasonal position offered with the RM of Parkdale No. 498 To operator a tractor with mower and rock picker for completion of the 2019 Mowing season. T H E B AT T L E F O R D S

Information Technology Assistant: responsible for assisting with equipment configuration, installation and inventory reconciliation. Term: May 1 – August 30, 2019

Must currently be registered as a student with plans to return to school in the fall.

Village of Meota Phone: (306)892-2277 | Fax: (306)892-2275 Email:

Mower operator wanted

North West College is currently inviting applications for the following two Summer Student Opportunities:

Research Assistant: provides clerical support for research projects, file management and data entry. Term: May 1 – August 30, 2019

Please apply with resumé and reference by email or fax by April 1, 2019


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Saskatchewan hotels after prohibition There was a great deal of anxiety on the part of Saskatchewan’s hotel owners when Prohibition came into effect in the province on July 1, 1915. With closure of the bars, their chief source of revenue was taken away. Dramas large and small ensued. A month before Prohibition came into force, the Saskatchewan Licensed Victuallers’ Association issued a proclamation that all hotels would close as of July 1. “It isn’t a case of closing just to be spiteful,” stated Arthur Mason, vice-president of the association, “but simply because we can’t afford to keep open.” On June 4, 1915, the Regina Morning Leader challenged the hotel association’s proclamation, calling it both “a confession and a threat.” “The pretense of these men in the past has been that they existed primarily for the purpose of supplying hotel accommodation to the travelling public and that the sale of liquor was an adjunct to that business,” the newspaper’s editorial claimed. “The hotel men now confess that the hotel was merely a plausible excuse for the bar.” Smaller dramas played out in Saskatchewan’s towns and villages. Prior

Railway and Main By Joan Champ to the enactment of Prohibition, there were 427 hotels in the province. By April 1917, the government reported that there were 237 places licensed as public hotels. Forty-six hotels had closed in the first three weeks following the banishment of the bars. Others threatened to close. In Alameda, for example, hotel owner H. MacHouse closed the town’s only hotel immediately after Prohibition came into effect. It appears that he was attempting to pressure the community in order to gain both patronage and government subsidies. His efforts were successful, at least in the short term. In a letter to the editor of the Alameda Dispatch on July 9, 1915, MacHouse stated that he would experience heavy losses as a result of the new law, and that the success of the hotel would require the support


The Alameda Hotel, 1909. Source: www.prairietowns. com The sale of temperance beer was permitted. Kindersley Clarion, Sept. 23, 1915

in hotels “for the convenience and comfort of the general public.” The idea was to give a concession to the hotel owners who had lost their liquor licenses, and to transform the hotels into social centres. The government reported that by the end of 1916, provincial grants totalling $100,416.47 had been given for rest and reading rooms in 225 small-town

Saskatchewan hotels. The transition from bar to social space after Prohibition proved to be an uphill battle for small-town Saskatchewan’s hotels, however. In Landis, for example, the hotel struggled. On Jan. 31, 1918, the Landis Record reported that the hotel was not being patronized to the extent required to pay the bills. “To heat a house of the dimensions of the Landis Hotel, to pay hired help in order to give good service, and to furnish good accommodation, requires considerable outlay,” the newspaper

stated. “If the proposition is not a paying one, the community is bound to suffer.” The editorial concluded that, “the hotel being a necessity, it should be patronized by the farming community whenever possible.” On Feb. 4, 1918, the Landis Village Council passed a motion levying one and a half mills on the village assessment for hotel support. Government subsidies allowed the hotels to limp along, but they were no longer the paying propositions they had been before the bars were abolished.

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of the people of Alameda and district. “I wish to say to the public that without their support and co-operation I find it is impossible to keep this hotel open.” MacHouse wrote. On Aug. 6, 1915, the newspaper reported that town council agreed to all the terms and conditions submitted by MacHouse, including that only one hotel license be granted in Alameda, and that the council turn over him the maximum grants and other concessions provided for hotels by the provincial government. MacHouse re-opened the Alameda Hotel on Aug. 13, 1915. A major feature of the Hotel Act, passed on June 24, 1915 in conjunction with prohibition legislation, was a provincial grant program to towns with populations under 1,000 for the establishment of rest rooms and reading rooms




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Record Job Growth in February

Saskatchewan’s year-over-year employment increased by 9,000 jobs from February 2018. This marks the seventh consecutive month of strong job gains for the province and represents a record number of jobs for the month of February. Learn more at:

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World Day of Prayer celebrated in Hafford Submitted The Hafford-Speers group of churches held its annual World Day of Prayer service at the Hafford Gospel Fellowship Church March 2, at 2 p.m., uniting the community in praise, worship and prayer with Christians from more than 170 countries. The program featured women from five churches: Linda Larsen, Lynne Hunchak, Roberta Pobran, Iris Novicki, Helen Dzurka, Valerie Kingsmill, Colleen Wicks, Bonnie Sendecki, Ruth Dunham, Elizabeth Besmutko and Marie Sobeski. Greeter Helen Dzurka provided programs for reflective group participation. The World Day of Prayer is an international

ecumenical Christian women’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually. This year the featured country was Slovenia and the theme for 2019 was an invitation: Come. Everything is ready. Come to praise, thank, and proclaim the kingdom of love. The invitation is grounded in the parable that Jesus told about a great dinner which was attended by the ones called off the streets, as the ones invited excused themselves. (Luke 14:14-24) The community formed around the table is not enough to fill the house – there is still room. Who are missing from the table in your community? The afternoon was led

by Bonnie Sendecki with Melodie Clark at the piano. Elizabeth Friesen led the group in meaningful hymns of praise and recognition of our Creator. The program commenced with Irene Attrux giving an overview of the country of Slovenia and the meaning of the World Day of Prayer. Slovenia is located in central Europe and is one of the smallest counties in the region. There are four major natural units, the Alps, the Pannonia Plains, the Dinarides and the Mediterranean area. The highest mountain is Triglav. Slovenia has two million inhabitants and the official language is Slovene, with Hungarian and Italian being co-official languages.

Since its independence from Yugoslavia on June 27th, 1991, Slovenia has continued to be the wealthiest and most politically open country of the former Yugoslav republics. A map of Slovenia was posted on the wall for viewing. Also displayed was a poster by artist Rezka Arnus depicting women dressed in national traditional costumes. The semicircular ornament with Slovenian folk embroidery represents a plate or a table with their best known national dish - potica - and grapes from various wine producing vineyards. As a souvenir of love, the table is decorated with a licitar heart made of honey of native Carniola bees and Slovenian carnation flowers. Partly under the table, one

A World Day of Prayer service was held at the Hafford Gospel Fellowship Church on Friday, March 2. Photo submitted

can see the children from the margins of the society. They heard the invitation to the feast. The red and white colours reflect Slovenian folk embroidery. The green background color emphasizes the green fields and forests. The warm colors of

children express the joy of heartfelt invitation. We used red and white, the colours of Slovenian folk embroiderery to dress our tables. The fruit, honey and salt on the table visually reminded us of God’s abundant provisions.

Worship Together 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.


TerriTorial Drive alliance church

SUNDAY SERVICES Rev. Trevor Malyon

St. George’s Anglican Church - 9:30 a.m. 191 - 24th Street West, Battleford, SK

St. Paul’s Anglican Church - 11:00 a.m. 1302 - 99th Street, North Battleford, SK

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Battlefords Grace Community Church

1401 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK


Pastor: Bill Hall

191 - 24th Street W., Battleford, Sk. 306-937-7575

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.

WORSHIP SERVICES - 11 a.m. Sunday

Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome

Living Water Ministry

Hope Mennonite Fellowship 1291 - 109th Street, North Battleford

Sr. Pastor Brian Arcand Pastor Anand George Phone: 306-445-3803 Cell: 306-441-9385 Fax: 306-445-4385

SUNDAY - 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service Pastor Gerhard Luitjens & Abel & Sonya Zabaleta (Mission Partners)

Church Phone 306-445-4181

1371 - 103rd Street (Use East Door)

(RC) St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish 1942 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0N4 306-446-1695

PASTOR: Rev. Phinh Do

DAILY: Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. - 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted WEEKEND MASS TIMES: Saturdays - 7:30 p.m. Sundays -9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish 902 - 108th Street, North Battleford

DIVINE LITURGY Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Fr. Ivan Derkach 306-937-3767 or 306-317-8138

Battleford United Church 52 - 4th Avenue West Battleford, SK

306-937-3177 Rev. Gayle Wensley


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

Everyone Welcome Email:

Sunday Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 7:30 p.m.


Sunday Services 10:30 am

1372 102nd St 306-445-3009


Interim Pastor Matt Bombay Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am

11 - 18th Street, Battleford, SK

Phone 306-937-7340 PASTOR - Fr. Sebastian Kunnath

Saturday Evening Mass - 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 10:30 a.m.

1231 - 104th Street North Battleford Phone 306-445-7777

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle Roman Catholic Church SUNDAY MASS - 9:00 a.m.

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Phone 306-937-7340

Maidstone/Paynton United Church of Canada Phone: 306-445-4338

Clergy Person: Rev. Ean Kasper

10:30 a.m.Service

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

Various weekly programs “A Community of believers seeking more of God’s presence”

Battlefords Seventh-Day Adventist Church

DELMAS - Fr. Sebastian Kunnath Box 10, Delmas, SK

Various Weekly Programs Pastor: Rev. Allen Huckabay

1702 - 106th Street, North Battleford

Come Join Us Sundays at 11:00 am Loving God Growing Together Serving Others Phone Church: 306-445-4818 Fax: 306-445-8895 Email:

Pastor James Kwon

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

Phone 306-445-9096

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

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March behaving like a lamb at the lake By Lorna Pearson Correspondent

What terrible weather some places got last week – a tornado in Alabama, a foot of snow in northeastern United States and the earthquake in central Alberta. We got some more snow, but that’s not a big problem. If March came in like a lion, it will be like a lamb this week, and maybe longer. On the weather channel, they showed a “snow devil,” which I have never seen. It is like a summer whirlwind with snow twirling around. This would be very interesting to see. Marion Ray, wife of the late Allister Ray of Prince, passed away March 6. Her funeral was held in the Meota Community Complex on March 12. Marion had been living in River Heights Lodge in the city. Ronald Edgar Sproxton of Prince Albert passed away Feb. 17 and his wife Alice Marion Sproxton passed away March 4. Their daughter Lefa flew home twice from Yuma to take care of their business. No service is planned


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at this time, but a family celebration will be held at a later date. Now she is enjoying their last touch of summer before returning in April to Meota. The elder Sproxtons lived in Chitek Lake for many years. The annual and monthly meetings of the Do Drop In were held March 8. The annual regional meeting of SSAI will be held in Cut Knife on April 11, with registration from 9:15 to 10 a.m. and a cost of $10 for lunch. The 2019 Walkathon runs from April 1 to May 15 – and actually it is an “activity report” as other physical activities are counted as well, such as dancing, gardening etc. The new shelves have been installed and look very good. A report from the library show activities have increased by four per cent and the librarian would like people to express their appreciation to our coun-

cillors for a safe library space. The seniors here are invited to go to Edam for their annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch and activities on March 14. Let Gwen know if you plan to attend. On April 6, there will be a reading and signing at the library with Louise Cadrin and her book. On March 12, there will be a speaker at the Do Drop In on the subject of bullying. All are welcome to attend. The annual meeting took place with Shirley Gies taking nominations and drawing up the slate of officers. The only new one added on the board is Vivianne Lesko. Other executive members stay the same. More information is being sought regarding the playhouses and their summer programs. A tasty luncheon was partaken by all and enjoyed. Duplicate bridge played in the Pioneer Hall in the city March 5 found top score by Bob and Betty Brown, followed by Jim

Fraser and Catriona Winterholt and then Ron Inkster and Donna Scherman. On March 7, top score went to Joyce Antoine and Mary Greenwald, then Margaret Dyck and Joyce Luckey and third were Julie Moore and Jean Lawes. Canasta was played at the Do Drop In on March 8 with three tables in play. Top score went to Lillian Sorenco and Dave Ottas, second were Marion Ottas and Lorna Pearson and third were Barbara Soloninko and Paulette Neale. This is always a nice social evening, with folks from Edam and the Battlefords joining the locals. Shuffleboard was played in the Do Drop In on March 9 with 19 players enjoying the day. Top score went to Jack Stewart and Ken Schmidt, then Nestor Fransoo and Lorna Pearson, then Rose Delainey and various partners, and finally Laura Montgrand and Svend Christiansen.

 The Importance of Parents as First Educators

5. The tables were nicely set up and the men did the cooking, with gals waiting tables. They were set up buffet style with various condiments to add as desired. Again the social part is enjoyed as much as the food, well served together. It was sponsored by the United/Anglican church. Walter Tait took care of the registry. Thanks go out to others who also helped also. It was a job well done.



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The stop at noon to enjoy two pots of soup and salads, open buns and various goodies and several deserts was great as usual. The next tournament will be held April 13, so get your name to Linda before April 10. There was a good turnout of about 50 local folks and a couple from North Battleford at the pancake and sausage supper held at the Do Drop In on March


 For children from birth to 5 years old and their parents, grandparents or caregivers.

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A pancake and sausage supper was held at the Do Drop In on March 5. Pictured are workers Maureen Campbell, Mikayla Wisner, Russel Ball, Nestor Fransoo and Lawrie and Shirley Ward. Photo submitted by Lorna Pearson






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Final day of the 50/50 Enhancement sales will be Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm if not sold out earlier. Maximum of 10,000 50/50 Enhancements sold. There will be one draw for the 50/50 Enhancement. The draw will occur Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 am.

Proceeds raised for this year’s Monthly Lottery are allocated towards the purchase of a new Mammography Unit for the Medical Imaging Department at BUH. Every year over 2,000 mammograms are completed in Medical Imaging. Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low dose radiation to detect breast cancer early - before men and woman experience symptoms - when it is MOST treatable. The current unit is 10 years old and needs to be replaced. Medical technology has advanced and we need to ensure that our patients at BUH have access to the best of diagnostics and care.


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Early years

NB soon to be home of family resource centre Staff

Monday, Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant announced $1.5 million in funding to create Early Years Family Resource Centres in seven communities – the

Battlefords, Meadow Lake, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and one in the North. The new centres will be developed through community partnerships led by KidsFirst, who will be responsible for finding physical space in

each of the communities, hiring staff and developing programing for a planned opening in fall 2019. Funding is being provided through the CanadaSaskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. “Over the past year, our

three existing sites have had nearly 50,000 visits,” Wyant said. “The benefits of this model can be seen today, and I have no doubt the additional centres will have a lasting impact on all members within their communities.” Early Years Family

Resource Centres provide a place where families with young children can access reliable information, services and supports to help them raise healthy children. Expert advice could be made available on everything from how to

connect with children, to how to stimulate a child’s development. There could also be interactive activities for babies and toddlers, and support groups where young parents can share their experiences with others and seek advice.

Festival committee announces piano adjudicator By Kelly Waters

Battlefords Kiwanis Music Festival Committee

This year’s Battlefords Kiwanis Festival piano entries, from Thursday, April 4, to Sunday, April 7, will be adjudicated by Laurel Teichroeb. Teichroeb holds an ARCT teacher’s diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music, a primary/ elementary piano pedagogy diploma and a licentiate diploma in piano pedagogy with the Canadian National Conservatory of Music. She is an examiner for CNCM, clinician at provincial music conferences and an adjudicator for festivals throughout Western Canada. Growing up in a musically enriched community in Springside, Teichroeb began piano lessons with the late Jean Laube. Her earliest music influences were playing

“I think that the essence of being an artist is to break rules. You have to learn rules, and you have to break them, because if you make art only by the rules, then you make very boring art.”

– Johann Johannsson (1969-2018) Icelandborn artist who began his musical career as a rock guitarist later moving into composing winning critical acclaim for his work on films including Sicario, Arrival and Prisoners. He received a Golden Globe for his score for The Theory of Everything.

in church and singing in school, where she began accompanying at a young age. At age 15, she began teaching piano with her

goal being to always be passionate about music and to allow her students to find the joy of music at all levels of learning.

Laurel Teichroeb

Studying pipe organ and having a personal love of music history led Teichroeb to the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria. Attending lectures, master classes and performances at the Schloss, where Haydn spent his 30-year career, has richly enhanced her musical enthusiasm. Her current studies include mu-

sic learning theory, which is the process of how children learn music. She is active with the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers - Yorkton Branch as president, organizing workshops for continuing music education for teachers and students. She especially enjoys collaborating with vocalists, instrumentalists and choirs in her community. Her favourite pastimes are travelling, biking and spending time with her husband and two boys. The festival welcomes two vocal adjudicators this year. Vocal and choral entries will be adjudicated from Sunday, March 31, to Monday, April 1, by Janice Paterson of Saskatoon. Janet Nichol of Alberta will offer her expertise for musical theatre and speech arts entries from Tuesday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 3. Paterson currently teaches voice at the Uni-

versity of Saskatchewan and maintains a large private voice studio. This year’s band adjudicator, Rick Lett, here from Tuesday, April 2, to Thursday, April 4, spent 10 years with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, one year with the Taipei City Orchestra (Taiwan) and four years with the NewWest Brass touring Western Canada. He has recorded for CBC national broadcasts, played numerous school and arts council concerts. On Friday, April 5, the festival welcomes strings adjudicator Nova Tak Wong. She has performed with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong City Chamber, Columbus Philharmonic Indiana, Terra Haute Symphony Orchestra and Kingston Symphony Orchestra and she is currently a member of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.

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Unreserved Public Farm Auction

Minish Brother Farms – Garry & Harold Minish Lloydminster, SK | March 19, 2019 · 12 Noon

2– 2017 New Holland CR8.90

2014 New Holland T9.615, 2018 Bourgault 3320PHD QDA 66 Ft & 2018 Bourgault 7700

2– 2007 Peterbilt 379

2017 New Holland T9.435

2014 New Holland SP.240F XP 120 Ft

2011 Elmer’s Super 7 90 Ft Harrows

2009 Brent 880

2016 Lode King Prestige 45 Ft

1 of 2– 2017 Macdon FD75 35 Ft Flex Draper

Sale Location: Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, 5521 49 Ave, Lloydminster, SK. GPS: 53.291889, -110.002389


2017 New Holland T9.435 4WD Tractor, s/n ZGF403589, powershift, LH rev, diff lock, Intelliview IV display, PLM Intellisteer autosteer, 372 receiver, True ground speed sensor, luxury cab, Big 1000 PTO, 6 hyd outlets, aux hyd, High-Flow hyd (55gpm), performance lighting, LED cab roof worklight package, tow cable, Ballast pkg, rear suitcase weights, inside wheel weights, 710/70R42, duals, 662 hrs showing. Recent Moody’s Certified Maintenance Inspection. 2014 New Holland T9.615 4WD Tractor, s/n ZDF219644, powershift LH rev, diff lock, decelerator pedal, Intelliview IV display, PLM Intellisteer autosteer, 372 receiver, luxury cab, MegaFlow hyd (98 gpm), 6 hyd outlets, aux hyd, fr & rr HID lighting, HID cab roof work light pkg, tow cable, Ballast weight package, rear suitcase weights, inside wheel weights, 520/85R46, trips, 1100 hrs showing. Recent Moody’s Certified Maintenance Inspection. 2000 New Holland TM135 MFWD, s/n 139431B, Allied 695 loader w/7 Ft bucket, 18 spd powershift, LH rev, 3 pt hitch, 540/1000 PTO, 4 hyd outlets, aux hyd, 14.9-28 F, 18.4-38 R, 110 pto hp, 3352 hrs showing.

Combines & Headers

2017 New Holland CR8.90 Elevation, s/n 921986009, 790CP 15 ft hdr, s/n YHSO71436, reverser, VSR, auto HHC, yield & moisture, Intelliview IV display, PLM Intellisteer autosteer, Autoguidance Nav II controller, 372 receiver, lateral tilt fdr house, twin pitch rotor, grain tank ext., long auger, chaff spreader, fine cut chopper, 580/85R42 F, duals, 750/65R26 R, 310 sep hrs showing, 460 eng hrs showing. Recent Moody’s Certified Maintenance Inspection. 2017 New Holland CR8.90 Elavation, s/n 921986010, 790 CP 15 ft hdr, s/n YHSO71435, reverser, VSR, auto HHC, yield & moisture, Intelliview IV display, PLM Intellisteer autosteer, Autoguidance Nav II controller, 372 receiver, lateral tilt fdr house, twin pitch rotor, grain tank ext., long auger, chaff spreader, fine cut chopper, 580/85 R42 F, duals, 750/65 R26 R, 306 sep hrs showing, 450 eng hrs showing. Recent Moody’s Certified Maintenance Inspection. (2) 2017 MacDon FD75 35 Ft Flex Draper, CNH adapter, s/n 303942, to fit New Holland CR 8.90, P/U reel, split, hyd F&A, cross auger, poly skids, rock retarder kit, factory transport.

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2011 New Holland H8040 36 Ft, s/n YAG663131, P/U reel, split, dbl knife drive, gauge wheels, dual roto-shears, NH FM-750 display, Trimble receiver, Trimble autosteer, 1050 eng hrs showing. 2010 Westward M100 30Ft, s/n196866, MacDon D50 header s/n 194664, gauge wheels, P/U reel, Cummins diesel, mounted roller w/ man. winch lift, a/r seat, John Deere GS2 1800 display, StarFire iTC receiver, ATU steering kit, 600/R28 F, 16.5/16.1 R, 1672 machine hours showing, 1204 header hours showing. (Consigned by Sherborne Farms Ltd, Glenn Harbin: c–306.821.7697) 1994 Case IH 8820 30 Ft, s/n CFH0049754, P/U reel, dbl knife drive, guage wheels, dual roto-shears, DSA, 1693 eng hrs showing. (Consigned by Moody’s Equipment LP, Dave Cey: 306.825.6141, c–306.821.7263) Bergen 6000 ST Swather Transport.


2007 Peterbilt 379 T/A Truck Tractor, s/n 1XP5DU9X77D676819, Caterpillar C13 Acert, 430 hp, 13 spd, diff lock, A/R cab, A/R susp, 12,000 lb frt, 38,000 lb rears, 256 in. WB, alum wheels, rear fenders, remote lube, air slide 5th wheel, 783,750 miles showing. 2007 Peterbilt 379 T/A Truck Tractor s/n 1XP5DU9X67D676813, Caterpillar C13 Acert, 430 hp, 13 spd, diff lock, A/R cab, A/R susp, 12,000 lb frt, 38,000 lb rears, 256 in. WB, alum wheels, rear fenders, remote lube, air slide 5th wheel, 767,750 miles showing. 1998 Freightliner FLD120 T/A Truck Tractor s/n 1FUYDZYB9WL950360, Detroit 60 Series, 470 hp, 10 spd, A/R susp, 12,000 lb frt, 40,000 lb rears, 11R22.5, 166 in wheelbase. 1987 Peterbilt T/A Grain, s/n 1XPCDB9X2HN217706, Caterpillar 3406, 13 spd, A/R susp, 12,000 lb frt, 38,000 lb rears, GVWR-50000 lb, alum wheels, SWS 20 ft steel box, , roll tarp, rear pintle hitch, plumbed with air and lights. 2004 Ford F250 Super Cab 4x4 Pickup, s/n 1FTNX21L64EA40565, 5.4 L, V8, A/T, 8 FT box, 302,745 kms showing.

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2016 Lode King Prestige 45 Ft Grain, s/n 2LDHG4530HF062834, steel box, 72 in wall height, open ended, alum slopes, dual hopper, roll tarp, air scales, A/R susp. 2013 Neville 45 Ft Grain, s/n 1N9GT4537DG175729, steel box, 68 in wall height, triple hopper, GatorHyde coating on hoppers, roll tarp, A/R susp. 1997 Transcraft Eagle 48 Ft T/A Sprayer, s/n 1TTF4820GW1055232, steel frame, alum deck, sliding front axle, A/R susp, 36365 kg GVWR, w/ Honda GX160 3 in pump, Soterra chemical pump, Freeform 2650 gallon poly tank, 1700 gallon poly water tank, 1400 gallon poly water tank.

380/90R46 GoodYear, 848 hrs showing. Recent Moody’s Certified Maintenance Inspection. (4) Firestone 650/65R38 Sprayer Tires & Rims. 1997 Willmar 7200 90 Ft High Clearance, s/n 0720000221, 600 gal tank, 4WD, Outback eDrive auto steer, Outback STS display, receiver, 12.4-42, 2316 hrs showing. (Consigned by Moody’s Equipment LP, Dave Cey: 306.825.6141, c–306.821.7263)

Grain Cart

2009 Brent 880, Big 1000 PTO, 20 in.auger, hyd spout, roll over tarp, camera, 30.5x32.

Grain Handling Equipment

2009 Wheatheart SA1371 13 In. x 71 Ft Mechanical Swing Chem Handler III Chemical Pump, s/n 20678, 240 L/65 Grain Auger, s/n 3313, 540 PTO, hyd winch, Brehon remote hopper mover, dual auger, reverser, poly spout. gal, 3 in. plumbing. Wheatheart SA1371 13 In. X 71 FT Mechanical Swing Seeding, Tillage & Breaking Grain Auger, s/n 4127, 540 pto, hyd hopper mover, dual auger. 2018 Bourgault 3320PHD QDA 66 Ft Air Drill, s/n 43152PH- (Consigned by Moody’s Equipment LP, Dave Cey: 306.825.6141, 05, 9.8 in. spacing, dbl shoot, MRB III, 4.5 in. V- Style pneumatic c–306.821.7263) packers, TopCon blockage monitors, HF - High float, edge-on Brandt 1370 13 in X 70 FT Mechanical Swing Grain Auger, knives, category 4 socket hitch upgrade, 7700 tow-behind tank s/n 42169A, 540 pto. (Consigned by Moody’s Equipment LP, 5 comp’t, 4 tank metering, 40 bu saddle tank, dual ASC, single Dave Cey: 306.825.6141, c–306.821.7263) flight metering auger, dbl fan, Mini-Bulk platform, 15 in x 35 Ft Sakundiak HD8-1400 8 In. x 45 Ft Grain Auger, s/n conveyor (10 in tube), 8 port lift master control, TopCon X35 Apollo 31202, Kohler Command Pro, 26.5 hp. monitor, 410 drill control, Voyager tank camera, surge brakes, Sakundiak HD7-1400 7 In. x 45 Ft Grain Auger, Honda, 710/70R42, s/n 34153AS-06. poly spout. 2011 Elmer’s Super 7 90 Ft Harrow Bar, s/n 11133, 1/2 in. tines, hyd tine angle, hyd down pressure, Valmar 3255 applicator. Field King 5 hp Aeration Fan, s/n 200223510, 5 hp. Versatile 1490-1500 20 Ft Disc, s/n 10397, 22.5” discs. Keho F935 motor Aeration Fan, 5 hp.

Aggregate Equipment

Degelman LC14 Rock Rake, s/n 404, 540 pto.


2014 New Holland SP.240F XP 120 Ft High Clearance, s/n YDYM00607, 1200 gal stainless steel tank, 3” quick fill, hyd axle adjust, trip nozzle bodies, fence row nozzles, elec flush & rinse control, luxury cab, Intelliview IV display, 372 receiver, Intellisteer autosteer, AccuBoom, Raven Ultraglide boom control, aux lighting,

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2011 Magnum MMG35FH Portable Gen Set. 2013 MQ Power Whisper Watt 25 25 KVA Gel Gen Set. 2010 Allmand Bros. IDF 1000, 1,000,000 BTU Portable heater. 2004 Aerotech Herman Nelson Firebird 46, 400,000 BTU portable heater.

Garry Minish: 306.387.6324 (h), 780.870.8074 (c); Harold Minish: 306.825.3315 (h), 780.871.1837 (c) For complete list of details visit: | 800.491.4494

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90 Years of East Borden Grazing Co-op celebrated By Lorraine Olinyk Correspondent

Borden Anglican and United Church held a successful Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the Friendship Club Room on March 5 with everyone enjoying pancakes, sausages and fruit with whipped cream or maple syrup from Quebec. Following the supper, Rev. Sheldon Carr held a brief ceremony outside the Community Centre for the burning of the palm leaves from last year and taking the ashes for the Ash Wednesday service held in St. John’s Anglican Church the next morning. If you wished, at the end of the service, Rev. Carr used the ashes to make a cross on your forehead. Borden United Church members will be holding services in St. John’s Anglican Church at 1:30 p.m. beginning March 10 on a trial basis until June 30. This move was necessary due to furnace and frozen water problems. The board hopes this will not inconvenience anyone for the next few months. On March 8, St. John’s Anglican Church, with the help of the United Church members, held a luncheon of soup, chili, muffins and


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Rev. Jan BiglandPritchard speaking about refugees at the luncheon March 8.

cookies in the lower hall of the church, with proceeds going to help the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon and area bring a family to Saskatoon from Persia. This is a family of six who were persecuted in their own country for being Christians and had to leave or face imprisonment. The diocese has to raise $40,000 to provide for them for the first year and they have raised over $22,000 and have a house ready for them that needs to be furnished. Rev. Jan Bigland-Pritchard, who

was the preacher in Borden for a few years, is in charge of the refugee project and she spoke about the project and had art work for sale painted by one of the family. The siblings of this refugee family are in their 20s and are all educated and speak English fairly fluently so they wish to find work when they arrive here and get settled in. Borden School and Community Council held a pulled pork supper March 7 in the Borden Community Centre, with a silent auction of many items such as art work, paintings and crafts done by the students. A 50/50 of $113.50 was won by Lorraine Lajoie of Borden. Borden School’s Got Talent No. 3 was held with many students participating, and MC was Danika Pidwerbesky. Piano solos were performed by Silas and Hope Gough, Esther and Allison Harkness and Abbey Braun and Isabella Walker. Vocal solos were by Kody Munkholm, May Harkness and Anton Urbina. Dance solos were performed by Brielle Urbina and Justin and Katelyn Worona, and a dance duet was performed by Kasey Saunders and Nikko Chabot. Tayvin Werezak had a comedy act telling jokes and Jacob Parker did balloon animals/ shapes that he threw to the children. Affinity Credit Union employees are able to give a donation of $200 each from the Community Spirit Fund and Kim Worona and Lynette Schmidt gave their donations to Borden School. Cole Sutherland, who is enrolled in Lakeland College at Lloydminister, taking business administration: real estate appraisal and assessment, and also playing volleyball, has been awarded two scholarships – one is the Rawlake

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A museum supper on March 9 in Borden celebrated 90 years of East Borden Grazing Co-op. Telling stories around the campfire while eating lunch – Lew and Ruby Wall, Ruben Rempel, Barry Thiessen and Roy Saunders. Photos submitted by Lorraine Olinyk

Men’s Volleyball Leadership Scholarship and the other is Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship. Cole, son of Scott and Sonia Sutherland of Borden, will be receiving these awards at a banquet on March 19 at the college. Congratulations, Cole. The Borden Museum held their annual supper in the Borden Community Centre on March 9 with the theme of Celebrating 90 Years of East Borden Grazing Co-op, serving what riders may have eaten at the pasture – stew, wieners and beans, coleslaw, biscuits and cupcakes for dessert. The walls were decorated with pictures related to the pasture and three sets of rough boards with everybody’s brand that the 4-H had done in 1980. On the tables were red and blue paisley neckerchiefs, a patch of green carpet on which were set toy cattle, horses and mini bags of grain, wooden name boards with the farmer’s name on one side and their brand on the other side, used to call up who could go to get their food. A slideshow ran through the meal depicting scenes from the pasture. All along the south wall were tables laden with silent auction items and 50/50 tickets were sold with Ruby Wall winning the $130. Peggy Walker was MC for the program and she related items of interest going back to 1928 when the pasture was first started. Slides were shown of the pasture, corrals, riders, etc., and sitting around the campfire eating lunch and telling stories were former managers Lew and Ruby Wall, Ruben Rempel, present manager Barry Thiessen and rider Roy Saunders. Peggy explained what a community pasture is. The first managers were Harry and Bob Hinde. Their pay was $1 a head and, in the dry ‘30s, they received shares in place of cash, which were later used to get land. In 1928 they had 31 quarters of land, which has increased to 88 quarters or

March 5 at the Shrove Tuesday Supper, palm leaves were burned to be used for the Ash Wednesday service.

Kim Worona and Lynette Schmidt presenting a cheque for $400 to Borden School with Danika Pidwerbesky accepting.

14,000 acres. They talked about how they watered the animals, first with dugouts, then in 1998 they dug wells, got the power in and piped water from two wells through miles of pipes to troughs. Also discussed was fencing – pounding posts by hand in the rocky ground in early days to now using post pounders. Fees in early days were $3.75 a cow. There were three fields – dry, breeding and steers. Riders were paid $.30 an hour, whereas now it is $150 per animal. In 1931, the pasture was incorporated under the Coop Act, members are all shareholders and in 1936 RM taxes were $14.99. Through the years they added more land – Orchard lease in 1942, 1968 from Reimers when new corrals were built. The managers over the years were the

Hindes, Alvin Wall, Eric and Daisy Lund, Douglas Orchard, Ruben and Martha Rempel, Lew and Ruby Wall and for last 18 years Barry and Mona Thiessen. Some heroes mentioned were Clarence Williams, who was the secretary/ treasurer for over 40 years, John Thiessen and Abe Rempel who spent many years working in the pasture. The campfire stories ended with Barry reading some cowboy poetry about running the pasture and incidents that happened. The present board consists of Glenn Sutherland, Gary Nickel, Colin Elliot, Kelly Wall, Barry Saunders and Jason Rempel. Problems the managers and board are facing now is the presence of more than 100 elk along with some bison and moose, which are eating much of the grass.

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NBCHS, JPII part of mental health pilot project By Josh Greschner Staff Reporter

The Saskatchewan Health Authority and provincial government hope a new project will help high school students during difficult times. North Battleford Comprehensive High School and John Paul II Collegiate have been selected as two of five schools participating in a mental health capacity building pilot project. According to a provincial news release, “the initiative focuses on prevention and mental health promotion, early identification and intervention and works to help children and youth better manage their feelings and overall mental health and to increase awareness on where to find help.” The project, modelled after one in Alberta, sees mental health capacity building staff working in schools to carry out tasks including organizing mental health promotion events and referring students to existing mental health programs in the community. Students might be referred

to Child and Youth Services, Concern For Youth, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club. According to the release, the government has spent $1.2 million in 201819 “for the mental capacity building pilot sites,” with $600,000 of such funding coming from the CanadaSaskatchewan Bilateral Funding Agreement. Erin Woytiuk is school co-ordinator of the local schools, and overlooks mental health promoters. Part of Woytiuk’s role involves giving a “mental health lens” to classes and providing resources to follow curriculum outcome. Mental health promoters also host events to “help build that resiliency within students,” including promoting self-care and selflove on Valentine’s Day. Another of Woytiuk’s tasks includes bringing speakers to the community. Regarding whether such positions are provided enough provincial funding toward mental health, Woytiuk said “it’s a start and anything will help.” The matter of mental

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health funding has recently been politically relevant in Saskatchewan. In their most recent budget, the Sask. Party dedicated approximately five per cent ($284 million) of its total health budget toward mental health. NDP MLA Danielle Chartier has argued such funding isn’t enough, and that the “national average” is about seven per cent. Mental health funding was a topic at an October 2018 Living Sky School Division board meeting, attended by MLAs Larry Doke and Herb Cox. Doke said he was “concerned about the mental health side of things,” and said he hoped the government “can do something there.” Advocates including nationally-known sportscaster Michael Landsberg, who spoke in North Battleford about a year ago, hope to end a stigma around mental health. Woytiuk said there is less of a stigma, and mental health matters now are much more “in the open.” “We’ve come a long way,” she said.


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News ‘n’ views from Baljennie By Dorothy M. Mills



Get well wishes go out to my husband, Stanley Mills, after his slip on icy packed snow on his way to volunteer at a weekday bee to work on antique gas tractors at the Western Development Museum. He spent a week in hospital as he received a hairline crack in his pelvis. He is home now recuperating with the help of a walker. It will be a slow healing process. No driving for a few weeks. He goes out to spend time other tenants and friends at coffee row in the common room each day. It does help to use up the time for him.


Get well wishes also go out to other tenants of Battleford West Place as they are having health problems. Good luck to you all and take care. The Western Development Museum in North Battleford has been busy with their weekly work bees for the antique gas tractors and stationary engines. Gradually they are fixing, cleaning and putting parts on before getting them all tuned up to run. Some of them will

be used in the upcoming museum activities. A thank you goes out to all the volunteers who have been coming to spend time at the museum. It all helps out. The museum still welcomes new members to join in. Many are now getting older and not able to do as much volunteering as they used to do. It’s so nice to see a few younger ones taking part and learning what the old farming days were like compared with modern day farms. We have certainly gone through a long spell of frigid cold weather. It does remind us all of the long cold days we had back in our school days.


But some of the days seemed to be much colder. Soon, we’ll have this month’s full moon. This is the last month of the super moon. Hopefully the skies will be clear to see it. Daylight saving time is back again until it changes again in the late fall. Our area is luck not to have to change back and forth each year. Now all we have to do is get used to the changes in time with all the TV programs. When the time change first started up it used to be called “fast time” and was so confusing for some people to get used to it. It would be nice to see all the time zones stay put as they used to.

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MAIDSTONE March 12, 2019 – Long time member Dorothy Kissick passed away at the Maidstone Lodge. A celebration of life was scheduled to be held at the Drop-In Centre on Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Cribbage was played Monday, Feb. 25 with high score going to Lois Myer and low to Dorothy Schwartz, who supplied lunch. Bingo was played Wednesday Feb. 27 with Margaret MacEachern doing the calling. The loonie pot was divid-

ed between Cheryl McAskill, Jean Hartman and Sharon Ruud. Lunch was provided by Noelle Coulthard. Cribbage was played Monday, March 4, with high score going to Bev Stewart and low to Lois Myer. Lunch was provided by Jean Hartman. Bingo was played March 6 with Margaret MacEachern doing the calling. Lunch was provided by Jean Hartman. The hospital auxiliary’s St. Patrick’s Day Tea will be held at the hospital atrium on Friday, March 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Lenton Luncheons will start Wednesday, March 26, for six weeks prior to Easter at noon at the United Church wing. Different churches will host the event. The next monthly meeting will be held at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 20.

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Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club has had a few busy months. We were awarded a rec board grant in January. Club members had the chance to learn to curl. A junior team was formed and they competed at districts and advanced to regionals where they lost in the finals. The team consisted of skip Jayce Myer, third Mickey Blyth, second Tristan Blyth, lead Lucas Kinchen and spares Kayden Powell and Roper Rodh. A senior team was made between our club and Manitou Lake Multiple. They advanced from districts to regionals, regionals to provincials and they won gold. Yay! Skip was Doug Sroka, third was Faith Chibri, second was Danae Reid and lead was Torrie Chibri. We held Little Caesars pizza sales throughout February with a delivery date of March 14. We had demos from dairy, leather working, model making, fun with foods and photography. Candice is arranging a first aid course for interested members. Speeches were March 3. Members did a great job. In cloverbuds, first was Kayden Tuplin and second was Karli Myer. In juniors, first was Taylor Reid and second was Alexis Brett. In intermediate, first was Amanda Kaminski and second was Chloe Knorr. In seniors, first was Doug Sroka and second was Hannah Lahey. We will be having a winter carnival and penny carnival in March. The

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20 honourees at Celebrate Unity event By Sherri Solomko



Congratulations to the 20 honourees at the Celebrate Unity event held March 4. The committee hosts an evening complete with a fabulous dinner, a short program recognizing honourees and this year the fantastic entertainment by up and coming country star, Trevor Panczak, who kept the audience clapping, singing and laughing. Honourees were recognized in the categories of new business owners, retiring managers/business owners, milestone business anniversaries, host committees from 2018 and exemplary service winners that are nominated from community members. Did you know that Unity Auto Body celebrated 65 years in our business community while Con Alexander Trucking has served our community for 35 years? This event is a great showcase of many things that are great in our community. Rink season is winding down as some teams are now done their seasons while the last remaining few are still on the go. Tournaments are over, ice carnival is over and, other than playoffs, there are no more games to be played. As it stands at press time, the only teams remaining in playoffs are the Midget As, the Midget AAs, the

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Miners and the Pee Wee Lasers. Curling season is also in the tail end of its year. This weekend is the Brioche Farms ladies bonspiel followed by next weekend’s doubles funspiel and the curling rink will also be wrapped up for another year. This weekend, in addition to the ladies bonspiel, the annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Auction will be held at the community centre, making this the third straight large event in the upper hall of the community centre in 12 days. Even though it’s midMarch and winter sports seasons are winding down, the arena does not sit idle. There are still numerous events being held in the upper hall. April has several events upcoming once the ice is out that include a spring trade show and the indoor RV/ATV show. There is still plenty of snow to enjoy the Richardson Pioneer Outdoor Rec Venue and Wilson’s hill for sledding, both lit at night for extended use. Unity Credit Union’s AGM is upcoming March 26 at the community centre. As well, they are host-

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ing a Laugh and Learn April 5 at the same venue. Tickets are available at UCU for both or either of these events. Delta Co-op AGM is taking place in Wilkie on March 27 and there you will find the results of the board elections. Tickets are available at any Delta Co-op location. It is only seven weeks away until the 2019 inductions for the Unity Sports Wall of Fame, May 4. Teams are now gathering numbers of attendees from their coaches and tickets will be on sale for everyone else in the near future. Contact Carey Baker at the town office at 306228-2621 to secure yours. There are multiple team inductions being made as well as two individuals. UCHS is in the midst of plenty of action. The senior basketball divisions are into their playoff hunt and badminton has now begun. Travel club is just weeks away from their Greece tour heading out over Easter break. The ACTIVATE team is putting finishing touches on projects, prizes and plans for this day in April. Senior robotics are also into competition season. After school track practices will begin April 9. Track and field will be open to all senior high students. Practices will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school. The SLC is holding

Kylie Uzelman, Ken Leslie and Jennifer and Clint Wilson were all recognized for exemplary service in their community at the March 4 Celebrate Unity event that featured a dinner, honouree recognition in a variety of categories and entertainment by up and coming country star Trevor Panczak. The event was hosted by Unity’s Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Sherri Solomko

a wake-a-thon on March 29 continuing to commit to their fundraising for their Me to We project. At St. Peter’s there is a continued reminder that the Grade 3 class is collecting can tabs that can be dropped off at the school for an initiative to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. All musical groups, including band and choirs are in preparations for April’s music festival performances. During their Lenten season of sacrifice, the students and staff experience a rejuvenated love for the Catholic faith and everything we experience on our daily faith journey. Looking ahead, a busy month of March starts with the reciting of lines in preparation for Oratory. Student Led Conferences will 19033KK0 19033KK2

take place on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, from 4 to 7 each evening. March 18 will be a PD day meaning no school for kids. The school is also in preparations for a Spring Fling dance upcoming in April, and are looking forward to a fun, family event for everyone. UPS, like all other schools, are hoping that the cold weather bus cancellations are now over. Kids are loving the snow hills on their playground to enjoy some added fun at recess time. UPS students will also have March 18 off for a PD day. March 21, they are hosting a day to recognize Elimination of Racism. Reports cards will go home March 22 and student led conferences are upcoming March 28. If, and only if, winter remains, the ski trip that was cancelled earlier this year due to cold weather is rescheduled for April 2. Congratulations, Jen-

na Wildeman of Unity and Hannah Feser of Cut Knife, both Panther players who have successfully earned a spot on Softball Sask high performance team off to Oklahoma in March to compete. Coffee row folks are as anxious as everyone for spring, and mostly Mr. Sun, to show their strength and push this winter out once and for all. The longer daylight hours are certainly a good start. Events and activities are continually reviewed as they have happened or as upcoming things to anticipate. Spring weather predictions are sure to be on the topic table, too. So much to do in and talk about in Unity, sometimes one cup of coffee just doesn’t do it all (insert wide grin here). So you can see life is full of fun and activity in Unity and our friends at coffee row sharing this traditional part of our community culture. Until next time... 19033BG0 19033BG1

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