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Downtown plans don’t include street name changes

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No ‘King Street’ By John Cairns Staff Reporter

A report on downtown revitalization presented to North Battleford’s planning committee Monday is urging the city to keep moving ahead towards completing the revitalization program. “It is paying off, we are seeing a lot of benefits, we have really good momentum right now, and I don’t think we can afford to lose

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it,” said City Planner Ryan Mackrell who presented the report at the meeting. One recommendation from the plan will not be going ahead, however. The master plan had called for the renaming of downtown streets based on the city’s early history: “Main Street”, “King Street,” “Queen Street” and so on. “We felt renaming the streets would cause a little bit of confusion amongst mail and delivery, every business having to get business cards, that type of thing,” said Mackrell. Instead, developers and the downtown BID are being encouraged to use those names themselves on the businesses there. For example, one of the strong considerations was to name the new cinema on 101st Street “King Street Theatre.” Mackrell said he was surprised that hadn’t gone through. Other information in the downtown revitalization report, from the city’s planning and development department, cited the improvements done in 2017 Continued on Page 3

Future Scientists is the title of this photo by Mary Scherman, one of several winning choices from the Battlefords Camera Club’s fall competition. This photo came from the people category. For more winning photographs, see page 6.

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“Enough is enough,” Minister Responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave says. “Despite increased enforcement by police and significant awareness efforts by SGI, 22 people lost their lives on Saskatchewan roads in 2018 due to distracted driving or inattention. That is 22 deaths too many.” Drivers in Saskatch-

ewan who make the decision to drive while distracted will be seeing escalating fines for repeat offences within a 12-month period. Changes are to take effect Feb. 1, 2020. Currently, a distracted driving ticket costs the recipient $280 plus four demerits, with vehicle seizures for repeat offenders. Starting Feb. 1, 2020, the cost of a ticket will more

than double, and the cost of subsequent tickets will escalate. Here are the consequences distracted drivers can expect: • First offence - $580 ticket plus four demerits. • Second offence within a year of being convicted of the first - $1,400 ticket, plus an additional four demerits, plus an immediate, seven-day vehicle seizure. Vehicle

owners are responsible for the towing and impound fees (cost varies according to mileage, but expect to pay approximately $400 at least). • Third offence within a year of conviction of the first - $2,100 ticket, plus four more demerits and another seven-day vehicle seizure. (Cost of tickets includes Victims of Crime surcharges). Continued on Page 2

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A North Battleford man has received a six-month jail sentence for accessing child pornography. Cameron Froese, 54, appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court Friday last week to plead guilty to the one count against him. The Crown and defence made a joint submission calling for a six-month sentence. Froese is also to be placed on the sex offender registry for 10 years.

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Five suspects in connection to the Tiki Laverdiere murder case were back in provincial court again Friday, Nov. 15. Brent Checkosis, Jesse Sangster, Mavis Takakenew, Shayla Orthner and Danita Thomas all appeared by closed-circuit TV, and all their matters have been adjourned to later dates. Checkosis is already committed to stand trial on his main charge of accessory to murder. His appearance Friday, by video from Regina, was in connection to a host of unrelated provincial court matters. Those matters were

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disclosure to be provided to counsel in the case. During his brief appearance Monday, Wapass made a request for courtappointed counsel. No action has been taken on that request, as Wapass is currently represented by Legal Aid.

adjourned to Jan. 17 2020 at 11 a.m. by closed-circuit TV. His next Queen’s Bench date is Dec. 20 in Battleford, again for pretrial. The remaining accused who appeared on Friday, all had their matters adjourned to December, with the primary reason to allow for what lawyers describe as a significant amount of disclosure to be provided in the case by the end of this month. Sangster, who appeared by closed-circuit TV from Saskatoon, faces first-degree murder, kidnapping, interference with a human body and other counts. He is remanded to his next appearance Dec. 13 in provincial court by CCTV.

Takakenew, who faces an accessory to murder charge, saw her matters adjourned to Dec. 20 by CCTV. During Takakenew’s video appearance, she expressed frustration about a lack of communication about the case. The explanation from the judge was that Takakenew’s lawyer was still awaiting a large amount of disclosure before she can discuss the case with her. Shayla Orthner and Danita Thomas both face first-degree murder and other charges. Their matters have also been adjourned to Dec. 20 by closed-circuit TV. Again, the Crown indicated there was significant disclosure to come in the case.

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Ivor Wapass, charged in connection to the death of Roger Standingwater on Sept. 18, 2018, appeared in person before Judge Dan O’Hanlon. Wapass has been remanded in custody to Nov. 25, 11 a.m. by closed-circuit TV to allow for more

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and accessing of child pornography between January and May 2019. Several items, including computers and digital storage devices, were seized during the search. According to the facts outlined in court by the Crown, Froese had accessed the child porn images online but did not keep them in his possession. There is no charge of possession or of distribution of child porn in this case.

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Judge Lloyd Deshaye also imposed a DNA order as well as a forfeiture order on a personal computer, two USBs and an external hard drive. Froese was arrested after members of the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit and North Battleford RCMP General Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in North Battleford May 9, in relation to an investigation involving the possession

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received three distracted driving tickets in a year, they would have to pay a total of $1,200 in SDR financial penalties, on top of the other financial impacts. Police across the province have been catching more distracted drivers than ever before, and statistics reported to SGI show there have been more than 1,000 distracted driv-

ing tickets issued during May and July of 2019. The vast majority of tickets issued are to drivers caught using their phones behind the wheel. Driver distraction or inattention is one of the top causes of collisions, injuries and fatalities on Saskatchewan roads. In 2018, it was a factor in more than 6,000 collisions, 774 injuries and 22 deaths.


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City continues consideration of bylaw changes By John Cairns Staff reporter

The City of North Battleford is moving ahead with the next step in its new vehicle-for-hire bylaw, and that is to move to first reading. On Monday evening the city’s Planning Committee voted to recommend administration bring forward the new draft bylaw, as presented, for approval at council. That means the bylaw will now go to the full council for first reading. Three readings of the bylaw would be required for it to pass and take effect. The new bylaw would replace the taxi bylaw currently in effect and include updates that would open up the city to ride-sharing services. The draft bylaw came up for discussion for the first time at their Nov. 12 meeting, and took up a good portion of the Planning Committee meeting Monday where administration provided further information on some of the more contentious items in the bylaw.

One main item is whether the city should do away with regulating the number of taxi licences in the city. North Battleford currently grants a maximum of 16 taxi cab licences, all of which are held by Crown Cab. Administration is not recommending maintaining the monopoly on taxi licences in the new bylaw, but ultimately that will be a council decision. At Monday’s meeting, more detailed numbers were provided from 15 similar-sized communities throughout the prairie region, showing the trend in other cities towards deregulation. Nine western Canadian communities – Weyburn, Humboldt, Beaumont, Strathmore, Okotoks, Airdrie, Cold Lake, Portage la Prairie and Dauphin – do not regulate numbers of taxi cabs licences. The other six do: Swift Current, Lloydminster, Melfort, Camrose, Thompson and Winkler. Of those 15, only Humboldt, Dauphin and Winkler had only one cab company in the city. The other communities had multiple

taxi companies licensed to operate and, in the case of Airdrie, they had 15 of them. City Planner Ryan Mackrell said they got an additional late response from Leduc. Mackrell said they, too, do not regulate tax cab licences, but recently made changes to their own bylaw and had an interesting take on taxis. “They treat them like any other business now,” said Mackrell. “They don’t want to meddle in an industry when they don’t need to.” Leduc’s bylaw, he said, includes provisions where taxi companies must have at least three cars, must be open 24/7, must do background checks and so on. But it doesn’t regulate anything beyond selling the business license. In Leduc, if an out of town business wants to operate a taxi company, the business license costs $150. For local companies it’s $100. Counting Leduc, 10 of the 16 communities that North Battleford reached out to do not regulate taxi cab licences. 10 do not regulate the rates taxis charge,

North Battleford councillors continue discussion about the taxi bylaw. Photo by John Cairns

and seven have not updated their bylaws to include ride sharing. North Battleford administration provided some further rationale for not restricting licences in the new bylaw. One concern heard from the public, including at the October stakeholder consultation, is the “barrier to entry currently in place in North Battleford,” according to a city memo from Mackrell dated Nov. 16.

“By not dictating the amount of licences, it would allow fair entry into the market for new businesses to establish their service. If the licences are restricted, a lottery system would need to be established and this would create a tense environment as some drivers may lose their licences year to year and be out of a job. Administration does not foresee a large influx of licences in the city, it would just allow

for the businesses to operate in a fair market. A lottery system would create instability and make entry even harder.” An alternative the city has proposed is to increase the number of licences to allow more companies to operate. No concrete decisions were made at the meeting and there was still not a consensus on whether to do away with the monopoly. Continued on Page 22

Downtown revitalization: report urges city to keep going Continued from Page 1 on the 1100 to 1300 blocks of 101st Street, 12th Avenue from 100th Street to 102nd, improvements in 2018 on 101st Street through the 1200 and 1300 block, and this year on the 1100 block of 100th Street and 12th Avenue from 99th to 100th Streets. The work included significant infrastructure improvements including replacements of pipes, service connections and water mains, with some pipes replaced being upwards of 100 years old. On 101st Street, 24 service connections were replaced, 13 of which had lead. On 100th Street, 14 service connections were replaced, five of which had lead. But according to the report, more work is needed. “Finishing the downtown revitalization program is important for

the future of the downtown and North Battleford as a whole,” the report stated. “The progress gained from the projects has not gone unnoticed, but it is important to see the completion of the project to the end. The infrastructure and changes to the streetscape have drastically improved the downtown. Through new projects such as the Capitol Annex Theatre and Giant Tiger, the improvements have made a significant difference in the downtown core.” In his remarks at the meeting Mackrell also noted the importance of revitalization efforts on tax revenues, citing numbers showing the “tax amount per metre” is much higher for downtown properties than properties in the rest of the city. For the immediate future, upcoming projects

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are improvements to the 1200 and 1300 blocks of 100th Street and the 1100 and 1200 blocks of 102nd Street. Mackrell said the 102nd Street blocks have “bad major failing infrastructure” with sidewalks and asphalt in rough shape, service connections that are really old and some that have lead, and water mains that go back to when North Battleford was still a town. On 100th Street there are similar failings to sidewalks and infrastructure in the area. Water mains go back to the 1940s. “The streets are in a state of disrepair and require replacement to ensure the long-term success of the downtown, and the city as a whole,” the report states. “Although the projects will entail a substantial financial commitment in the short-term, leaving

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ed by the city in 2017. Mackrell noted most of the recommendations in that plan have now been done, although, a heritage policy has not been developed yet, in part because the province had pulled their incentives for many of those designations. As well, a solid incentive plan was already in place for downtown so there wasn’t too much the city could add. One recommendation that did go through was the revitalization of Central Park. In addition to repairs done at the park itself, lights were added to trees and lit up at night, something that Director of Planning and Development Jennifer Niesink said had “changed the space.” “This was probably one of the least expensive things we’ve done downtown with one of the largest impacts,” said Niesink.

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The lighting was designed to improve safety in the area. Mayor Bater said the park is now wide open and well lit with no dark corners for people to hide. Niesink said they will continue to look at projects like this in the future. Also cited as a positive was the downtown incentive program. Mackrell noted that since the incentive program began in 2017, 15 new businesses have opened downtown, which he called a “statement in itself.” As well, there have been 15 renovations and builds there. Mackrell added that not everyone has taken the city up on its incentive program. The city approved all six of the incentive applications they have received. The rest are going about their renovations on their own. “It has that impact we looked for,” Mackrell said.

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The good news is the Constitution guarantees free trade among provinces. But do federal officials have the political will? By Fergus Hodgson

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If there’s one near unanimous consensus among economists, it’s that free trade increases productivity and boosts growth. The flip side is that tariffs, quotas and other trade barriers generally reduce welfare. A recent study by the International Monetary Fund suggests Canada – on account of trade impediments between the provinces – is forgoing a four per cent increase in gross domestic product per capita. On Prince Edward Island, the loss could be as high as 16 per cent. What boggles the mind is that this harm is selfinflicted: these are trade restrictions within Canada, not with the outside world. Despite boasting trade agreements with 45 countries, Canadians who live in different provinces can’t trade freely among themselves. Notwithstanding marginal improvements in recent years, Canada has been stuck with forgone internal trade due to misguided provincial protectionism. We’ve arrived at a point where some foreign companies have better access to portions of Canada than Canadian companies do. While Canadians can cite the 1995 Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and the 2017 Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) as improvements, their broad exemptions defy the free-trade moniker. The fact they were needed at all is a telling indication of the prevailing policy approach toward internal commerce. An example of excessive restrictions Canadian companies face is the coexistence of multiple provincial regulations that prevent trucks from efficiently transporting goods nationwide. Ranging from the sizes and weights of vehicles allowed on highways to the types of tires, trucks crossing provincial lines go from legal to illegal. This cripples productivity as it adds unnecessary costs to transportation. It’s no wonder some companies prefer to import goods from the United States, where trucks only need one licence. Consider alcohol. Even in the 21st century, Canadians can’t freely order beer online produced in another province. While the federal government is finally abolishing the requirement that all alcohol crossing provincial boundaries go through a federal liquor authority, each legislature needs to change its laws before this absurd roadblock goes in the dustbin of history. Only a handful of provinces have done so and even then the amount must not exceed “personal use.” The evolution of Canada’s interprovincial integration is nothing short of disappointing. In the 1980s, each sum total of interprovincial trade and international trade (exports and imports combined) equally represented 55 per cent of GDP. While the latter boomed to 80 per cent

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following the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, the former dropped to less than 40 per cent in the 1990s and has remained there through 2017. Geography and distance play an important role, but dairy quotas, trucking requirements, occupational licensing and other barriers prevent commerce from unlocking its full potential. The good news is that federal officials have the power to enforce the Constitution, which guarantees free trade among provinces. Do they have the political will? The 1867 Constitution Act states the flow of goods must be free across all provinces. It also states the federal government can block any provincial regulation that interferes with internal commerce. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court has ruled on multiple occasions that, while provinces can’t impose tariffs, they can demand licences, issue fines and otherwise regulate domestic trade under the guise of federalism. Wrongly, the court believes protectionism has only an “incidental” effect on trade. Regions historically marginalized from interprovincial commerce – such as Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador – have been reducing their non-geographical trade barriers over the years. AIT, signed in 1995, was the first major reduction in interprovincial trade barriers in a wide variety of areas, from the commerce of goods and services to investments and labor mobility. Continued on Page 7

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Quebec’s ‘have not’ status is a total farce Quebec sure is one to talk, when it comes to energy. I’ve seen numerous TV clips of late, showing Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet basically trash talking the West, and Alberta in particular. He would support western separation if they wanted a “green state,” for example, but not an “oil state.” Because oil is bad. He thinks we should stop producing it. He doesn’t think Quebec gets Alberta money. It comes from the feds, he says, conveniently forgetting that money for equalization is almost entirely coming from Alberta, and mostly going to Quebec. Blanchet is not a provincial premier, nor is he in power federally. He’s the leader of a minor party during a minority government, albeit one that has enough seats to hold the balance of power. And he’s driving Alberta Premier Jason Kenney crazy. Indeed, it’s not a stretch to say Blanchet is driving the entire oilpatch crazy. It sure must be nice to have a $4 billion surplus this year in Quebec. So much so that they’re opening up the wallet for more social program spending and cheaper child care, beyond what is already ridiculously cheap. In the meantime, Alberta public servants are wondering how many of them will have a job in the future,

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and when, if ever, they will see a decent raise again? The federal equalization formula, which excludes renewable resource revenue but includes non-renewable resource revenue, is very rapidly driving a stake into the beating heart of this confederation. Let’s look at Quebec for a minute, so blessed with renewable hydroelectricity it thinks it walks on water instead of just damming it. Ever hear of the Churchill Falls project? Back in 1969 Newfoundland got into financial trouble building a massive hydro dam project in Labrador at Churchill Falls. HydroQuébec stepped in and bailed it out, but in doing so, essentially forced the Newfies to sign one of the most lopsided, predatory contracts in Canadian history. It ensures Quebec gets an enormous amount of hydro electricity at a fixed rate, $2 per megawatt-hour (0.2 cents per kilowatt-hour). My power bill charges me 14.2 cents per kilowatt hour. Newfoundland is getting 0.2

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cents per kilowatt-hour for its Churchill Falls power. I strongly encourage you to look up an article published by Policy Options on Sept. 1, 2010, by James P. Feehan and Melvin Baker, entitled “The Churchill Falls Contract and why Newfoundlanders can’t get over it.” You can find it here: https://policyoptions. irpp.org/magazines/ making-parliament-work/ the-churchill-falls-contract-and-why-newfoundlanders-cant-get-over-it/ It reads, “Even in the late 1960s, a price of $2 was extraordinarily low and not achievable from any new energy source then available to HydroQuébec. To put this future price in perspective, in 2004 the average wholesale price of electricity in Ontario was about $52 per MWh, and in 2003 Hydro-Québec received an average of approximately $85 per MWh for its electricity exports. A price of $2 in 2016 with that price fixed until 2041 is barely distinguishable from being free.” How much power does that plant generate? More than all of SaskPower, combined. Churchill Falls produces about 30 million gigawatt-hours of power per year. SaskPower supplies 25.7 gigawatt hours per year, as of 2018-19. That means Churchill Falls produces more power than every single

This is the Churchill Falls race tunnel. This power station produces more power then everything in Saskatchewan, combined, and yet Hydro Quebec pays 0.2 cents per kilowatt hour for that power. Photo courtesy Nalco Energy website

coal, gas, wind, solar, cogen and hydro plant in all of Saskatchewan, combined. And Quebec is getting a large chunk of it, and profiting immensely from it, for basically free. And despite numerous legal challenges brought forward by Newfoundland, the Supreme Court has allowed this to continue, to 2041. Tell me again why renewable resources aren’t considered in the equalization equation? Especially given that Newfoundland, in dire shape right now over its follow up to Churchill Falls, the Muskrat Falls project, is paying into equalization and Quebec is withdrawing? And then there’s shale gas. Quebec, apparently, has lots of it. You know, good, clean natural gas with a low carbon footprint? But they haven’t developed any of it. A few years ago, I interviewed the CEO of a company that drilled 15 wells in Quebec. They had a discovery in 2008 that could have been game-

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changing, if only they could frac. But Quebec brought in a de facto moratorium on fracking. That company had acquired a substantial amount of permits for land, but couldn’t do anything with it. If they could frac, the CEO figured they could supply a substantial amount of Quebec’s domestic natural gas needs. But you see, it’s easier to rely on gas from the northeast United States, these days, and the money taxed from the gas industry in Alberta that goes to support equalization. Why develop your own resources when you get the money without effort, or risk? Yes, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Newfoundland and, to a much lesser extent, Manitoba, are blessed with oil and gas. But other jurisdictions, like Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia, are blessed with hydropower. In a world where green energy is considered the ultimate goal, shouldn’t

they now be considered the have provinces? Quebec took advantage of Newfoundland in a way that is unconscionable. And with $4 billion surpluses, they’re “have not” status is a total farce. Let’s see Quebec have to pay their way in the world, and maybe we’ll see some drilling in the St. Lawrence Valley. Then we’ll see whose resources are socially unacceptable. — Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at brian.zinchuk@sasktel. net.

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Battlefords Camera Club - Best of the Best

Sitting Pretty – Animals category. Photo by Barb Mitchell

Still Standing – Best in Show and People’s Choice. Photo by Bud Weikle

The Great Beyond – Black and white category. Photo by Heather Labrecque

Don’t Go Down to the Pond Today – Digitally manipulated category. Photo by Paul Craig The Battlefords Camera Club held their fall competition on Nov. 14, which was adjudicated by Steve Funkner. Following the competition, all photographs were on display at the Co-op mall for the weekend. The club thanks everyone who stopped by to look at their work and help choose the People’s Choice Award. Bud Weikle’s photo entitled “Still Standing” was chosen by the viewers as well as by the judge as the top photo. The Battlefords Camera Club welcomes everyone with an interest in photography. They meet the second Thursday of every month in Room 108 of the Don Ross Center at 7 p.m. Photos submitted

Thistle – Plants category. Photo by Eldon Sidebottom

Kitchen of Yesteryear – Open category. Photo by Heather Labrecque

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The McKitrick School kindergarten class, which will be graduating in 2032, was taken on a field trip to the North Battleford fire station by the Rotary Club of the Battlefords on Nov. 15. The Rotary Club has “adopted” this group of students to be their mentors as they progress through their years of school. Photo submitted

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Trade barriers cripple Canada Continued from Page 4 However, its scope remained limited because only a narrow list of products were liberalized. Recognizing AIT was not enough, all 10 provinces, the three territories, and the federal government signed a new agreement in 2017, CFTA. CFTA took the opposite approach: it liberalized all products and services except for a long list, which takes up more than one-third of the 353-page agreement. Nevertheless, it helped put pressure on protectionists and enhanced transparency. Besides, the agreement strengthened penalties for non-compliant provinces while fully harmonizing rules with international treaties. Despite these im-

provements, the average non-geographical barriers remain high. Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario are relatively open to trade, while Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Yukon, and Newfoundland and Labrador have high barriers. As Canada prepares to finalize the revamped United States-Mexico-

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Battleford youth winner of recipe contest Staff A young Battleford resident has returned from Toronto after winning a national recipe contest. Ivan Shevchuk is one of 26 “young chefs” across Canada who won the Kid Food Nation national recipe contest. He showed off his winning recipe at the Kid Food Nation gala, hosted by YTV’s Suki and Spencer, at an event in Toronto Nov. 10. His recipe will also be featured in the Kid Food Nation cookbook to be distributed nationwide in late fall, 2019. Kid Food Nation is described in a news release as a cross-Canada movement that teaches kids cooking skills and promotes healthy habits.

Ivan Shevchuk’s winning recipe

Healthy Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Prep time: 25 minutes. Cook time: 20 min. Serves: 10 to 12

Ivan Shevchuk has returned from Toronto after winning a national recipe contest. Photo by Jocelyn Michel

Healthy Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Photo by Selina Whittaker

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A group shot of all the winners at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Photo by Jocelyn Michel

Ingredients are: ¾ cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour ¾ cup (175 mL) whole wheat flour ¾ tsp (4 mL) baking powder ½ tsp (2.5 mL) baking soda 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground nutmeg ½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground cinnamon 2 eggs 2/3 cup (160 mL) granulated sugar ¼ cup (60 mL) canola oil ¼ cup (60 mL) water ¾ cup (175 mL) canned pumpkin (not pie filling) ¼ cup (60 mL) mini chocolate chips ¼ cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds Directions: 1. In a bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and whole wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon; set aside. 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs with an electric beater until frothy. Add sugar and oil and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in canned pumpkin and water until combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined, then stir in chocolate chips. 3. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, divide batter into 12 paper-lined muffin tins. Sprinkle tops with pumpkin seeds, if desired. Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when pressed gently. Remove from tin and let cool on rack.

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The Royal Canadian Legion #70 North Battleford Branch

THANK YOU would like to say

to all of the BUSINESSES and INDIVIDUALS who purchased WREATHS & POPPIES in our 2019 Poppy Campaign and to the community for their ongoing support during our annual poppy day & our

Remembrance Day Ceremony.

With your annual assistance, we are able to provide necessary support to our veterans and their families who may be in need.

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Petruic four-goal night sinks North Stars streak By John Cairns Staff Reporter

It was a standout performance by one Yorkton Terriers player that sank the Battlefords North Stars’ 15-game winning streak on Wednesday last week. Chantz Petruic’s four goals, and two assists, toppled the North Stars and ended both the win streak and likely their position on top of the national CJHL rankings, at least for now. The North Stars did get on the board first with Timon Prexler’s first of the season from Dylan Esau at 1:49. But Petruic’s goal at 12:47 of the first, assisted by Ethan Robson and former North Star Ryan

Granville, tied it up at 1-1 through one. Quintin LoonStewardson’s 18th of the season from Noah Form gave the North Stars the lead in the second, but an unassisted goal by Petruic at 18:36, followed by another Petruic goal from Jordan Guiney and Ryan Ries at 19:09, put Yorkton in front through two. Petruic’s fourth goal of the night and 28th of the season came 30 seconds into period three, Guiney and Ries assisting again. But as has been typical throughout this season, the North Stars came back and tied things up with goals from Kaden Boser on the power play and then

Quintin Loon-Stewardson shorthanded at 16:34. But with Rylan Nivon in the box for hooking, Steven Norum scored from Petruic and Tyson Janzen on the power play at 18:14 to give the Terriers the lead. Jordan Guiney’s empty net goal with 10 seconds left, Petruic assisting again, was the exclamation mark on Yorkton’s big win over the Battlefords. The North Stars had outshot Yorkton 33-25. Parker Rey stopped nine of 12 while Adam Dmyterko stopped 10 of 12. The North Stars have had days off before they are in action again, at home to Estevan Nov. 22 and Weyburn Nov. 23.

The agony: Parker Rey is victim to the first of Chantz Petruic’s four goals. Photos by John Cairns

Yorkton reacts to third of Chantz Petruic’s four goals as they defeat the North Stars to end the North Stars 15-game win streak.

Stars drop two, one more By John Cairns Staff Reporter

It was a tough weekend for the Battlefords Stars in midget AAA hockey action, as they dropped two games to the Tisdale Trojans at the Civic Centre. Battlefords lost the first game Saturday to the Trojans by a 3-2 score. The Stars opened the scoring from Liam McInnis in the

first period. Then with the score 2-1 in the third, Vaughn Watterodt tied it up for the Stars. But Zac Robins got the game winner in the third for the Trojans with four minutes left in the game. The Trojans won again on Sunday by a 5-1 count in what turned out to be a rough, penalty-filled contest, despite the Stars outshooting them 37-24. Tisdale got two goals in

the second and three in the third before Carson Dobson got the lone goal for the Stars in the game. The Stars were in action again at home at the Civic Centre Tuesday night versus the Saskatoon Contacts, losing again 4-1. The lone goal for the Stars was from Mason Bueckert in the first period. The Stars next action is on the road at Beardy’s on Thursday, Nov. 21.

The reaction to Petruic’s fourth goal.

Sharks lose two in P.A. By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The Battlefords Sharks lost two in Prince Albert on the weekend in female AAA midget action. They lost the first game 3-0 to the Prince Albert Northern Bears Friday, Nov. 15. The Bears scored two in the second from

Rhea Pedersen and one in the third from Kailey Ledoux for the win. Yelena Zaleschuk got the start for the Sharks and stopped 30 of 33 shots. Game two on Saturday saw Prince Albert beat the Sharks 5-1, overwhelming the Sharks with 46 shots on goal compared to the Sharks’ 23. Madison

Guitard got the opening goal for the Sharks but it was all Bears after that, with three goals in the first, one in the second and one in the third for the win. The loss dropped the Sharks to fifth in the seven-team league. Their next league action is versus Weyburn at home Nov. 30.

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Hafford Had a Great Year

The Hafford Vikings six-man football team reign as 2A champions with a 86-20 win at Wynyard in the title game Nov. 9. Hafford finishes 2019 with a perfect 9-0 record, with six wins in the regular season as well as three playoff wins. The Vikings moved to 2A this season after winning the 1A title last year, when they defeated the Hanley Sabres 64-8 in the final game. Photos submitted

Silvernagle team can’t Provincial volleyball at defend title in Red Deer JPII this weekend By John Cairns Staff Reporter

It was a frustrating weekend for fans hoping for another title for Robyn Silvernagle in Red Deer. The North Battlefordbased rink was attempting to repeat as champions at the Red Deer Curling

Classic, part of the World Curling Tour. It was a triple-knockout event with 28 teams involved. Team Silvernagle did finish the qualifying round with three wins and three losses, but that was not good enough to get to the playoff round. It all came down to a C-qualifier game

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against Satsuki Fujisawa on Sunday night, but Team Silvernagle fell 10-3 to end their chances of a repeat. Next for Team Silvernagle is the Home Hardware Canada Cup in Leduc, Alta. Silvernagle’s first action there will be versus Rachel Homan on Nov. 27.

John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford is hosting 4A Provincial Boys Volleyball Championship this weekend, Nov.

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It was a light weekend in the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League with two contests Nov. 16, and both of them were blowouts. In Battleford, the Beaver Blues demolished the Maymont Settlers 10 to 1. It was a four-goal and three assist performance for Kevin Bendall, with Cody Kalyn and Chris Risling each with two goals. In the other game in Spiritwood, the Timberwolves beat the Glaslyn North Stars 8-3.

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Sewer trunk main update delivered to council By John Cairns Staff Reporter

North Battleford city council got a quarterly update Tuesday last week about the massive storm sewer trunk main project happening in North Battleford. Council heard from J.P. Mills of consulting firm KGS Group, managers of the $13.6 million twinning project. They were selected this summer to act as project manager.

Since starting the project, said Mills, they have conducted two project meetings with the city in September and October, and a draft request for proposals was prepared with a view to secure a design consultant. On Oct. 21 KGS conducted initial meetings with provincial and federal funding partners, and on Oct. 10 initiated stakeholder consultations with neighbouring First Nations Oct. 10.

Earlier on Nov. 12, KGS met with the city and SaskPower to discuss realignment of power lines to Battleford and potential electrical service for the pumping station. Looking ahead, Mills said the intention is to finalize the RFP for the design firm, have the RFP reviewed and issued in early December, recommend an award to a firm in late January or February, and then the design of upgrades would occur between Feb-

ruary 2020 and February 2021. The tender for construction would then go out March 2021 and construction would proceed to March 2023.

At right, J.P. Mills of KGS Group presents to city council last week an update on the $13.6 storm main twinning project in North Battleford. Photo by John Cairns

306 properties have lead service lines in North Battleford By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The detection of lead in the water of several Canadian communities has been back in the news recently, and at a meeting of North Battleford city council last week, administration gave an

update on what the city is doing about lead service lines. Director of Utilities Stewart Schafer reported to council that they maintain a database on properties in the city with known lead service lines. There are 306 properties in the city that have lead

water lines that they know of, he said. As part of Health Canada requirements, North Battleford has been conducting an annual lead monitoring program in the city. Schafer is urging those “who wish to know how bad the lead is coming

into their property” to contact City Hall. The city provides a free test that those individuals can do on their property, where bottles are supplied and instructions are provided to obtain water samples, and then the bottles are sent off and results are sent back.

Results are also sent to the provincial and federal government. Right now, the responsibility in North Battleford lies with property owners to replace lead lines from the connection to their home. The city also offers to replace lead lines for $1,000

during construction as part of the Underground Pipes and Asphalt Replacement program. This is a voluntary program in North Battleford, though Schafer did point out that it is mandatory for the city of Saskatoon.

City partnering with local organizations to save money Staff The City of North Battleford has been looking for ways to balance the books and have come up with what they consider a effective approach: partnering with local non-

profit and Indigenous organizations to reduce operational costs. In a news release last week, the city cites a recent banking partnership with the Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre, which resulted in “significant fi-

nancial improvements for the BRT6HC and the City of North Battleford.” As well, a number of eligible organizations, like the North Battleford Golf and Country Club, Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts, Twin Rivers Curl-

ing Club, North Battleford City Kinsmen Band and the Downtown BID have joined the City of North Battleford in realizing significant savings by forming a large purchasing group. The result, according to the city, is savings of tens

of thousands of dollars. The purchases are made from Bee-J’s Office Plus for office and janitorial supplies as well as through the City’s SUMAssure insurance policy, resulting in group savings. The city is stating that

the partnerships are “reducing expenditures for all parties and keeping money in local businesses. These cost-saving partnerships are an investment in the Battlefords, community services and in our local businesses.”

Town of Battleford 2020 budget still on schedule Staff Reporter

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lowing the meeting. The goal now, said Leslie, is to hold another council-only session to go through the budget. Once that is done, the intention is to hold a session at Town Hall open to the public and media, at which time the budget will be presented. It is not known when

that public meeting will happen, but Leslie said the public and media will be informed when that will be. Leslie also expressed confidence that the budget will still be approved on schedule on Dec. 16, as originally intended. “Getting the budget done before Christmas

gives the town and administration the ability to get tenders out in a timely fashion,” said Leslie. One of those major projects is the lagoon project south of the town. “The sooner we get the budget approved the quicker our people can get it out and start getting things going.”

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FRIDAY, November 29TH – 5:00 pm It’s Opening Night! Watch the lighting of the BIG TREE (approximately 6:30 PM) and be the first to view and bid on all of the decorated items, while nibbling on an appetizer, sipping a hot chocolate and listening to the lovely voice of pianist Sarah Whitbread accompanied on the violin by Erin Foreman. Other refreshments will also be available. Tickets are $15 for Adults and children under 15 years of age are free of charge.

SATURDAY, November 30TH – 5:00 pm “Our People…Our Place” Gala will be an event to celebrate all that is outstanding in our community…the people…the talent…the food…the artistry…and the kind generosity that accompanies all. There will be much local talent including AJ Gagne and Gary Francis, the opening act, followed by the six piece band “Dukes Under Fire” and other entertainers throughout the evening. Enjoy your evening sipping craft beer or locally produced wine, all against the backdrop of Christmas. Dinner will be an extravaganza affair with Western Canadian Beef Tenderloin… Live Auctions to follow. Advance tickets only - $110/person. Tables of 8 or 10.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST – 11:00 am-4:00 pm It’s “Family Day” at Festival of Trees! And it promises to be a fun filled day with horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, the Balloon Guy, live entertainment, cookie decorating and craft making, with the North Stars and NEW this year: a Frozen Party with snowball throwing and dancing...We are going to “Let it GO!”… plus a snack bar to tempt you! Admission is $2/child and over 15 years of age $5/person.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH – 3:30 pm-6:30 pm Come and join us for a traditional English High Tea complete with scones, clotted cream and other time honoured High Tea fare. You’ll sit amongst beautifully decorated items and listen to live entertainment as you enjoy your afternoon chatting with friends and neighbours. There will also be an opportunity to sample a time-honoured staple of the UK…a “G&T!” Advance tickets only. Tickets are $25/person. BUH Foundation Festival of Trees is participating in SaskEnergy’s Share the Warmth Initiative and to encourage the warmth of the season we invite Festival of Trees attendees to consider donating clean sweaters, hats and mitts (these can be gently used) in the collection bin at Festival of Trees. Following the completion of Festival these will then be given to Battlefords Interval House.

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St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish held their ninth “Winter Wonderland” Charity Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Saturday night, Nov. 16, at the Tropical Inn. The popular event is the main fundraiser for the parish, with proceeds going to enhance pastoral services within the parish and the community. There was a live auction on 18 items, as well as a silent auction on many more. Items up for bid included a Guy Lafleur framed jersey which went for $900, a Jayden Schwartz St. Louis Blues jersey for $225, a Danby beverage cooler for $1,500, a Traeger smoker for $650, and a Darwin Atcheynum sculpture piece (top centre) for $500. Michael Higgs of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conducted the live auction (top left), but at one point gave up the microphone to Bishop Albert Thevenot (top right) who conducted some auctioneering of his own in a highlight of the evening. Photos by John Cairns

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For the fourth year in a row, the Candlelight Processional will bring the story of Christ’s birth to life. This year’s performances are scheduled for Nov. 23 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m., both at the Dekker Centre. “Every year it gets a little more comfortable, a

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little more professional,” said Paul Sayers, one of the “elite event co-ordinators” of the event. The genesis for the Candlelight Processional came initially from Disney, who hold their own Candlelight Processional at Disneyland each year. What the Battlefords version has done is take the idea and make it their own, said Sayers, adding a number of things to the pro-

duction for a professionallooking one hour and 45 minute show. There are 60 singers in the choir who come from all around the Battlefords and surrounding region. The choir is under the direction of Stephen and Jo Carter, who were part of Miller College of Swift Current, and who directed the choir there for 14 years. The storyboard was designed by Paul and Pauline

Sayers, and this year the theme is “ancient words.” “It’s all on prophesy – it’s the prophesy of the coming Messiah,” said Sayers about the theme. The music in the performance then tells the story right to the birth of Jesus Christ. “It’s unique. There’s no Christmas decorations. It’s just people doing what they love to do – sing and bring a message of good hope.”

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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: newsoptimist.news@ sasktel.net. Please include names of those in the photo and the details of the donation or gift. See some of our Hometown Heroes on this page.

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100 Women Who Care the Battlefords met on Thursday, Nov. 14 to hear presentations from community groups applying for a donation from them and select a winning entry. Three presentations were heard: the Battlefords and District Food and Resource Centre, the Battlefords Humane Society and the Battlefords Interval House. A sum of $6,600 was awarded to the Battlefords Interval House. More is likely to be forthcoming. Additionally, Tracy Voight, a 100 Women Who Care registered member, spoke to those in attendance about why she chooses to be a part of turning compassion into action in our community. Please contact her regarding her experience at 306-441-1981. The meeting dates for 2020 are Feb. 6 and May 7. All meetings take place at Empress Carpet One Floor & Home. Doors open at 6 p.m. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome because we are better together! In the photo are Sandra FavelRewerts (Battlefords Interval House), Roni Keller and Kim Morrison. Photo submitted

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Meota Musical Productions arranged two successful and fun-filled evenings of entertainment featuring the Golden Oldies while raising money for others. The program consisted of music from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s with costumed performers Elton John, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, K.D. Lang, Glenn Campbell, Janis Joplin, Kenny Rogers, Mary Hopkins and The Beach Boys. A wide variety of musical accompaniment made the show spectacular. Shows were held on Aug. 4 in Meota with a second concert in Battleford on Sept. 28. The Aug. 4 concert was a sold out event and raised $6,839.50 for Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation. The Battleford concert raised $15,934. Hope of Life; a non-profit charity in Guatemala received 50 per cent of the proceeds. This charity builds homes and helps the needy in Guatemala. The other 50 per cent was donated to BUH Foundation to support BUH Foundation’s 2019/2020 “Ready. Set. Baby!” Capital Campaign to raise over $160,000 to purchase new fetal monitors and birthing beds for BUH’s labour and delivery unit. Sue Pruden-McIvor and Dianne Becotte organized, sold tickets and prepared supper for 300 guests who attended this event. BUHF says it is grateful for those who attended in support of both causes and thanks the businesses that supported both events with silent auction items, performers, musicians and volunteers who have raised a total of $14,806.50 for BUH Foundation. Pictured are Charles Baillargeon Meota WHY PRE-PLAN YOUR MEMORIAL? Like many things, costs Musical Productions, will continue to increase, so locking in now is a wise decision. Sheila Stensrud - BUH Yes, perhaps it’s a long way away, but all the more reason Foundation office to get your plan together now. Contact your local administrator and Sue Dignity Memorial® provider for the best value. Pruden-McIvor - BUH Foundation’s Board of Directors chair. Photo submitted

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WUTTUNEE: Mary Felicia Wuttunee was born to Gilbert and Lillian Wuttunee on Red Pheasant First Nation on February 26, 1933. She grew up the eldest of 7 children. Mary passed away on November 8, 2019 in Fairview, Alberta. Mary served in the Canadian Air Force and was very proud of her heritage. She was an independent and fearless woman who taught Cree and travelled the country from coast to coast. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and will be greatly missed by Son Blake Wuttunee and his family. We will be having a Celebration of Life for her in Edmonton in the spring before she is laid to rest with her parents at Red Pheasant. __________________________________________________

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KEREKES: Mr. Mike Kerekes resident of Saskatchewan Hospital passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at the age of 89 years. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Saskatchewan Hospital with Reverend Janice Trost officiating and members of the public are welcome to attend the Memorial Service for Mr. Mike Kerekes. For those wishing to leave a condolence, you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

PRYSTUPA, Bernard “Bernie” It is with great sadness that the family of Bernard “Bernie” Fredrick Prystupa announces his passing on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Bernie was the third child born to Fred and Olive Prystupa of Mayfair. He was born in Rabbit Lake on August 18, 1952. He spent his childhood, primarily, in Mayfair, except for two years in which his family resided in Wakaw. Growing up, some of Bernie’s fondest memories were of time spent with family: fishing trips to Meeting Lake, learning to curl, and, especially, the trip to Ontario in 1967. He was a mischievous boy and loved pulling pranks. This is where his brilliant sense of humour began to blossom. Bernie graduated from Mayfair High School in 1970. That fall, he moved to Moose Jaw to attend the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), graduating in 1972 with a diploma in Survey Technology. Bernie’s places of employment included Underwood, McLellan, and Associates in North Battleford; Tri-City Surveys; and Web and Webster Surveys, both in Saskatoon. In 1986, he began his 31-year career with the City of Saskatoon in the Public Works Division, which is where he found his niche. He surveyed many roads, subdivisions, and various other construction projects and served as a mentor for numerous junior employees. He valued his job and many of his co-workers, and, especially, appreciated winning a noon hour game of Kaiser. Bernie retired in 2017 as an inspector and was well respected in his field. In August of 1973, Bernie married Brenda Allenby, also from Mayfair. They divorced after 7 years of marriage. His second love was Debbie Fehr from Saskatoon. They shared many happy years together and had a common interest in fishing and experiencing resorts. When that relationship ended, he devoted the remaining years of his life to spending time with his family. Bernie’s hobbies included old cars, especially Fords and Mercs; listening to classic rock; reading; bowling; touring historical sites with his mom; spending time with his siblings and their families; and attending car shows with his pride and joy – his 1965 Galaxie 500. He and his brother, Merv, shared a passion for Kaiser, fishing, and storytelling. They had a close relationship until Merv’s passing in 2012. In recent years, he and his two sisters holidayed at Candle Lake and Tobin Lake and enjoyed many laughs together. Having no children of his own, Bernie developed very special relationships with his nieces and nephews, their spouses, and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was always proud of their accomplishments and especially enjoyed gathering with them on holidays or to try out new restaurants. These events were always filled with laughter, as no one could tell a story quite like him. Bernie leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Darlene (John) Batty, Diane (Gordon) Harris; sisterin-law, Sharon Prystupa; nephews, Bart Prystupa and his children Nicholas, Lawrence, Corbin, and Evie; Jay (Raelene); Batty; Craig (Dana) Harris; David Harris (Amanda Hainsworth); nieces, Joyanne (Joe) Dufour; Allison (Dillan) Batty-Simonar; niece-in-law, Holly Prystupa and daughters Dakota and Hannah; special great-nieces and great-nephew, Ayden, Ellianna, Lochlan, M’Kinley, and Bowdyn Dufour; Emeri, Nixen, Maddox, Asher, and Islah Simonar; Meryck Batty; Jack and Claire Harris; aunts, uncle and cousins; friend and co-worker; Megan Heatherley and her son, Carson. He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Olive Prystupa; infant sister, Joycey Ann; older brother, Mervin Prystupa; nephews, Bret Prystupa and Wayne Prystupa and niece, Danni Jean Harris. Liturgy of the Word will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, at Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 - 4th Avenue North). His final resting place will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon. At Bernie’s request, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or Independent Order of Foresters (IOF). Arrangements are entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be left at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com __________________________________________________

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DUHAIME, Elzear Joseph “Shorty” 1924 – 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elzear Joseph “Shorty” Duhaime on November 8, 2019 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon where he had his family by his side. Shorty was born at Jackfish Lake, SK on April 25, 1924 to Michel and Blanche Duhaime. Shorty was the 10th of 12 children and grew up in the Jackfish and Cochin areas. At the age of 20, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and trained in Prince Albert, Maple Creek, Calgary, rural Nova Scotia, as well as in the U.K. to prepare for fighting in Europe in WW II. While in the U.K. he became a member of the Regina Rifles Regiment and fought in the front lines in Germany until the war ended. He spent another year in Western Europe liberating French citizens, acting as an interpreter and on guard duty. Upon return to civilian life, Shorty worked at a general store in Cochin before settling in North Battleford to start what would be a 40-year career as an electrician working for Larry’s Electric followed by the Department of Highways. In 1952, Shorty met his future wife. In Sept 1953, he married Dorothy Bergman. Shorty and Dorothy had 66 years together and raised two children, Annette and Alan. In addition to being an electrician, Shorty was an accomplished wood worker and was mechanically inclined with an ability to fix almost anything. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a long-term volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Canada and the Heart and Stroke Fund. He loved to go camping with his family, spending time at the lake and fishing was always the highlight. Shorty also loved to be behind of wheel and took many long road trips throughout Western Canada and the U.S.A. Shorty loved to be with people, especially his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Dorothy, daughter Annette (Michael) Dechant of Grande Prairie, and son Alan of Calgary; his grandchildren: Jill (Brandon) McCalla of Edmonton, Katelin Dechant of Edmonton, and Matthew Dechant of Grande Prairie; his great grandchildren: Jaxon, Wyatt and Kassius McCalla; and Elijah and Madison Gage, all of Edmonton; his sister Lucille (Ed) Schweykowsky of Dallas, TX; and sisters-in-law Antoinette Duhaime of Indian Head, Sheila Duhaime of Kelowna, Mary Anderson of Qualicum, Lilian Bergman of Kerrobert and Helen Bergman of Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Michel and Blanche Duhaime; siblings and in-laws: Ernest & Kathleen, Joseph, Armand & Cecile, Maxim, Antonio OMI, Ozanna & John Macht, Aureila & Gerry Hebert, Regis & Irma, Laurent, and Henri; and his granddaughter Erin Dechant. Funeral prayers for Shorty were held on Thursday, November 14th at 7 PM and the Funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 15th at 10:30 AM. Both services were held at Notre Dame de Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Interment was in the Veterans Section at the North Battleford City Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at the Intensive Care Unit and the Surgical Ward at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon for their compassionate care during his last days. In lieu of flowers and if so desired, memorial donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 70, the Canadian Cancer Society or to memorial masses for Shorty. For those wishing to leave a condolence, you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

COOK: It is with great sadness the family of Mr. Wayne Cook announce his passing on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Battlefords Union Hospital at the age of 64 years. A Celebration of Life took place Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Alex Dillabough Centre, Battleford, SK with family friend, Gus Thrasher, as officiant. Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his best friend, Roxanne Bernier; his son, Tyler Cook (Jennifer) - Rian and Beritt; Jordy Bernier (Donnica) - Nixon; sisters: Janet (Robert), Darlene (Monty); brothers: Clair, Garry (Norma) and Jim (Corlene). Wayne had many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a great-great nephew who will also mourn his loss. Wayne was predeceased by his parents: Raymond and Marge Cook of Wilkie, SK. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Wayne Cook may be made to the Battlefords Union Hospital designate to palliative care PO Box 1358 North Battleford, SK, S9A 3L8. For those wishing to leave a condolence, you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

LIPSETT, William Geoffrey Coote (Geoff) M.D., B.Ch., B.A.O., M.R.C.G.P., D.R.C.O.G. It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Dr. Geoff Lipsett at the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon on Thursday, October 24, 2019. A celebration of his life was held on October 30, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North Battleford, with Rev. Kathleen Horwood officiating. Geoff is lovingly remembered by his family, wife Evelyn, son Colin (Kirsten) and grandchildren: Elliott, Isla and Freya of Edmonton, Alberta, daughter Carolyn (Mike) of Edmonton, Alberta, sister-in-law Alison Lipsett of Bedford, England and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Agnes Lipsett, sister Joan Seymour and brother Ralph Lipsett. Geoff was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on April 23, 1943. He studied medicine at Queen’s University in Belfast, and met his future wife Evelyn there. They were married in December of 1969 and moved to Canada in 1974. They were blessed with two children, Colin (1979) and Carolyn (1984). Geoff was one to do what he thought was right, instead of what was popular. Straightforward with advice, he was well-respected for his approach with patients. A supportive husband and father, he loved cycling, cross-country skiiing, gardening and reading. As well, Geoff enjoyed travel, including to Hawaii and to his homeland, from where he derived his signature dry sense of humour. These activities fostered a love of learning, hard work and service. Geoff was a complex man, strict while understanding and hardworking while appreciative of leisure. He enjoyed speaking of his earlier days, driving around Belfast, installing pacemakers in patients as they lay in their beds at home, and motorcycling around the country. Geoff practiced medicine in the Battlefords for 45 years and his actions and words evidenced his deep appreciation for the opportunity to serve his patients and the community. Condolences can be sent to www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Arrangements were entrusted to Robert MacKay of Battlefords Funeral Service (306-4464200). Card of Thanks The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the support during their time of loss. Thank you to Dr. Retief and the second floor nursing staff of the Battlefords’ Union Hospital, and to the medical staff at Royal University Hospital Saskatoon, fifth floor, OR, and ICU, for their kindness, care, and compassion. The family extends a special thank you to Reverend Kathleen Horwood for her friendship and service; the pallbearers; Bonnie Phillips, organist; Bob MacKay, soloist; Linda Ard, soloist; St. Andrew’s Sanctuary Choir; and the ladies of St. Andrew’s for preparing the delicious lunch. The family appreciates and extends thanks for the phone calls, emails, cards, flowers and food donations, and to Bob MacKay and the staff at the Battlefords’ Funeral Service for their guidance and professionalism.


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Vetter: Douglas Conrad Vetter passed away at the Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the age of 57 years. Doug will be lovingly remembered by: his mother, Angela Vetter; his siblings, Brad (Jeannette) and their children, Curtis (Stephanie) and children, Harman and Sophie; Darcy (Janelle) and their child, Felix; Mike, Clay; Sandra (Mark) and their children, Matthew, Nicolas, Anna and Josh: Michelle (Brad) and their children, Joel and Justin; Scott (Sandra) and their children, Madison and Abby. Doug was predeceased by: his wife, Mary Lynne Vetter; his father, Jack Vetter; his grandparents, Adam and Lena Vetter; and Fred and Rose Mary Brosinsky; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family Graveside Service was held for Doug at the North Battleford City Cemetery on October 24. He was laid to rest next to his wife, Mary Lynne. The family would like to thank the Lloydminster Continuing Care Centre and Dr. Snyman for the care Doug received. __________________________________________________ GOOD: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our grandfather, father, uncle and friend Doug on Wednesday morning, November 6, 2019 at the age of 89 years. Doug was predeceased by his wife Gladys of 53 years in 2016. Doug leaves to mourn their four sons: Dean (Linda) and Dean’s children Travis and fiancé Kylie and daughter Kristen, Neil (Rhea) and their daughters Nicole (Cody) and Lesia (Katlin), Wayne (Sarah) and Jason. Doug is survived by two siblings Lucille and Homer. Doug was also predeceased by grandson Aaron and brother, Robert (Bob). Doug was born on January 8, 1930 at Leask, Saskatchewan. It was -50 on that day. He grew up on his parents’ farm in the Shell Lake area on the banks of a small lake called Moose Lake. He did his schooling at the local school, but Doug preferred hands-on activities like woodwork and farming. He was working on his dad’s farm and learning the trade of carpentry when he met Gladys. At the time, Gladys was working as a nurse’s aide and the story goes that they met at a country dance. Doug and Gladys were married on April 5th, 1963. They raised four boys on the farm in Shell Lake and then the family moved to Battleford in 1978. He was a loving, kind, and hardworking man who devoted his life to raising the family, helping the United church community and continuing to work as a carpenter. Doug was enjoying his retirement years living at Caleb Village at the time of Gladys’ passing. Then, Doug moved in with Neil and Rhea for a time, but his dementia was progressing so it was time to move into River Heights Lodge. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. A Funeral of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Battleford United Church where Doug was an active member. Interment followed in the Battleford Cemetery. For those wishing to leave a condolence, you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. Cards of Thanks Thank you to all the staff at River Heights Lodge. Special thanks to Pastor Jan Cooke and the small but mighty Christian ministry who provide a Hymn Sing at River Heights Lodge every Sunday morning. Memorial Donations can be made to the Battleford United Church, 52-4th Ave W, Po Box 418 Battleford, Sask. S0M 0E0

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VOEGELI: Service Of Celebration And Thanksgiving for Ernest “Ernie” Emil Voegeli, resident of North Battleford, SK., beloved husband of Mrs. Elsie Voegeli, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, 10801 Winder Crescent, North Battleford, SK with Pastor Sheldon Gattinger officiating. Memorial donations are requested to the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation (designate to the Palliative Care Unit), Box 1358, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8 Or to the Ruddell Community Centre. Condolences can be sent to www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Arrangements are entrusted to Robert MacKay of Battlefords Funeral Service (306-446-4200).

KELLER: It is with great sadness the family of Mr. Alan Keller announce his sudden passing at the Royal University Hospital on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the age of 50 years. A Visitation was held Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Garden Chapel- Battlefords Funeral Service 1332 100th St North Battleford, SK from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Western Development Museum - Heritage Hall . Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Alan Keller may be directed to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

MUZYKA: Mr. William ‘Bill’ Muzyka resident of Battleford, SK passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Royal University Hospital at the age of 85 years. A Funeral Service was held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Battleford’s United Church with Reverend Nora Borgeson officiating. A private family Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Bill Muzyka may be directed to RUH Foundationdesignated to the ICU Unit 103 Hospital Dr, Saskatoon SK S7N 0W8. Bill is survived by his wife Charlotte (Sprecker) and his 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren: Beverley Laycock: Curtis (Sarah) Laycock – Shane and Jaycee Laycock Brett Laycock (Susan Mccargar) – Daniel Mccargar, Rowan and Arya Laycock. Mark (Linda) Muzyka: Michelle, Matthew, Myles and Samantha Muzyka. Glenda (Tom) Smith: Meghan (Richard) Nelson – Leala, Charlotte, Thomas, Violetta; Melissa Smith and Brenna Smith. Sharon (Robert) Laycock: Ashley (Randy) Bohun – Sadie and Bailey Bohun; Robyn Laycock (Darren Hammond) – Carys Laycock Hammond; Spencer Laycock (Nicole Wood); Courtney Laycock (Jarett Greer) – Carmen Laycock, Brinlyn and Annalee Laycock Greer. Bryan (Tara) Muzyka: Madison Muzyka and Torii Muzyka Bill is predeceased by his parents: Wasyl and Anna Muzyka; his sisters Polly Bett and Nettie Smook, his brother Harry and an infant brother; nieces and nephews Paulette Weran, Shirley Hunka, Richard Bahnuik and Billy Smook also numerous in-laws and their families. For those wishing to leave a condolence, you may do so at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

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HEAD: Norman Robert (October 8, 1949 - November 10, 2019) Robert passed away at University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton from complications after a double lung transplant. Survived by wife Joan, sons Kevin (Leanne), Travis (Marina), Jason (Ashley Lavigne), grandchildren Rylan, Kaibree, Jenai, Gracie, Lincoln, Cassius, Nevaeh and sisterin-law Eleanor Tosczak. Predeceased by parents Bernice and Art and brother Myron. Celebration of Life at 2 pm on Friday, November 29 at North Battleford Legion Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kinsmen Foundation, Lung Association of Saskatchewan, STARS, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank the lung donor’s family, the Lung Transplant Team, the nurses, doctors and all those who cared for Robert on his journey. Please consider registering to become an organ donor. Interment at a later date. __________________________________________________

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EPP: Jacob Fredrick Epp, resident of Medstead, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2019 at the age of 78 with some family at his side at the Battlefords Union Hospital. A huge thank you to the hospital staff for their loving care. Memorial service was held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Medstead Community Hall, Medstead Saskatchewan. Jacob was predeceased by his parents John C. and Helen Epp, and sister Helen Bueckert. Left to mourn are his siblings Bill & (Mary) Epp, (Bill Bueckert), Henry & (Betty) Epp, Liz & (Greg) Baerwald, Peter & (Dorothy) Epp, Ike & (Priscilla) Epp, Agnes & (Dick) Wiebe, and Anna Epp, and step siblings, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

GREEN: In Loving Memory of Carole Anne Green (Holliday), born October 6, 1944 at Prince Albert, SK., passed away October 29, 2019 in North Battleford, SK. Left to cherish Carole’s memory, her loving children: Ken and Lori Holliday & children: Kristopher (Randi), Kelly, Kyle; Jennine Holliday (Dennis) & children: Jamie (Randy), Justin (Whitley), Jeffrey; Nadine Clark & children: Curtis, Shaye; Trevor and Shannon Holliday & children: Trent, Catellynn, Brody, Joshua, Daxon, Sh’lace; great grandchildren: Kimberly, Nolan, Nevaeh, Kenlee, Marshall, Braxton, Nash and cousin Barb Lewis. Predeceased by her parents: Anne and William Wilson; Loving companion Harry Lenn Holliday. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from ‘The Garden Chapel’ - Battlefords Funeral Service, North Battleford, SK with Rev. Trevor Malyon officiating. Eulogy was given by Uncle Ken Holliday. Music Ministry: Pianist - Sarah Whitbread; Soloist Robert MacKay - How Great Thou Art; Hymn Selections: The Old Rugged Cross, In The Garden, Amazing Grace; CD Selection: Dancing In The Sky - Dani & Lizzy. Honorary Pallbearers were Doreen Schneider, Rhoda Gladue, Ray Rosler, Misel Rosler, Greta Pidwerbeski, Dennis Pidwerbeski and Donna Roske. Interment was at the City of North Battleford Cemetery, North Battleford, SK. Memorial donations are requested to the Battlefords Humane Society, PO Box 645, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y7 Arrangements were entrusted to Trevor Watts of Battlefords Funeral Service (306-446-4200).

BRASSARD, Lorraine (Dupuis) passed away Sunday, November 03, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home in Parksville, B.C. at the age of 78 years. Lorraine was born to Antoine and May Dupuis December 21, 1940, in Edam SK. She attended school at Edam Separate School and Edam Public High School. After school she worked at the telephone exchange in the village. She left home at a young age to work at Sears in N. Battleford and boarded with former Edam residents, Joe and Christine Baart. She married Louis Brassard in 1959 and moved to Victoria, B.C. where Lou was stationed in the Canadian Navy. Lorraine worked at the Times-Colonist newspaper in Victoria for many years. They had two children, Debbra in 1960, and Darryl in 1964. Upon retirement, Lorraine and Lou lived in Ladysmith and then Parksville, B.C. Lorraine is survived by her husband Louis, children Debbra (Aldo) and Darryl (Rebecca), grandchildren Tallia and Jacob Carlow, brother Leonard Dupuis(Lorraine), sister Louise Baillargeon (Dennis), sister-inlaw Judy Ripka, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Antoine and May (Lascelle) Dupuis, Lou’s parents, Dovilla and Dorothy (Light) Brassard, and brother-in-law George Brassard. Lorraine and Lou spent many winters in Mazatlan, Mexico, where they volunteered at a Salvation Army Orphanage, and more recently, at Mother Theresa’s Nursing Home. They garnered many friends in Mazatlan, Mexican and snowbirds from Canada and U.S., who supported their volunteer efforts. In recent years Lorraine’s generosity became known and migrants from Central America who rode the rails would be directed to her house to receive food on their journey northward. Neighbourhood children were always welcome and cookies were constantly baked and distributed. The Brassards were frequent hosts to dinners and parties for all those who happened to visit. A “Celebration of Life” for Lorraine will be held in the spring in Parksville. Memorial donations in memory of Lorraine Brassard may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society office in your region or online at cancer.ca/donate. __________________________________________________


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Intent Amend Bylaw No. 4-06 known as the Zoning Bylaw for the purpose of rezoning the following from A – Agriculture District to LAR Large Acreage Residential District:

Affected Land LSD 10 Sec 24-52-17-W3M Ext. 31 LSD 15 Sec 24-52-17-W3M Ext. 33 LSD 10 Sec 24-52-17-W3M Ext. 60 LSD 15 Sec 24-52-17-W3M Ext. 59 Parcel A, Plan 101569899 Ext. 32

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Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Parkdale #498 intends to adopt Bylaw 08-19 under The Planning and Development Act, 2007, to amend Bylaw No. 4-06, known as the Zoning Bylaw.

IN THE ESTATE of IRENE MAY PETOVELLO Late of Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Deceased Who died on October 11, 2019. ALL CLAIMS against the above estate, dully verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, must be sent to the undersigned before the 4th day of December, 2019. Bruce Petovello Box 22 Cutknife, Sk, SOM 0N0

Reason The reason for the amendment is to provide for the subdivision of a single lot. The resulting density of lots exceeds that allowed within the A- Agricultural District, but can be accommodated in the LAR- Large Acreage Residential District.

Public Inspection Any person may inspect the bylaw and map to the R.M. of Parkdale #498 Office during the hours of 9am – 4PM, Monday to Friday. Copies will be available to the public at a cost, or by emailing the administrator at rm498@sasktel.net

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE ESTATE OF PATRICK JOHN TALLIS LATE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEOTA, IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN, DECEASED. All claims against the above estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 1st day of December, 2019. MacDERMID LAMARSH BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS 301 - 3rd AVENUE SOUTH SASKATOON, SK S7K 1M6

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INTENT The proposed bylaw amendment will: • Rezone a portion of Block Q, Plan 101958723 Ext 3 from R1 Low Density Residential to R3 High Density Residential, as shown within the bold dashed line on “Sketch A”. SKETCH “A”

REASON The reason for the amendment is: • to accommodate smaller lot sizes in the Battleford West Subdivision. PUBLIC INSPECTION Any person may inspect the bylaw at the Town Office, located at 91-24th Street, in the Town of Battleford, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Copies of the proposed bylaw are available at the Town office at a cost of $5.00. PUBLIC HEARING Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the Town Office before the hearing. Issued at the Town of Battleford this 5th day of November 2019. John Enns-Wind, CAO

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LEASE OF RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE LOCATED AT NORTH BATTLEFORD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB The Board of Directors for North Battleford Golf and Country Club (“NBGCC”)are inviting interested parties to submit an Expression of Interest for the lease of the NBGCC Clubhouse restaurant and lounge. Proponents interested in leasing and operating the NBGCC Clubhouse restaurant and lounge, should give consideration to the following criteria in their submission: 1. Restaurant/lounge is1054 sq. ft. on the main restaurant floor, 360 sq. ft. kitchen with 324 sq. ft. back serving window area, and 912 sq. ft. dining room/lounge area. 2. NBGCC to provide fully outfitted kitchen and all small wares necessary to operate. 3. NBGCC to provide Food & Beverage Golf Cart Proponent will be responsible for: 1. Operating clubhouse restaurant and lounge (at all times during Golf Course hours and otherwise as proposed). 2. Operating Food & Beverage Golf Cart(during NBGCC events and otherwise as proposed). 3. Paying 68% for all NBGCC Clubhouse utilities during the Golf Season 4. 100% of restaurant/lounge phone costs 5. Obtaining and maintaining general liability insurance Please provide the following in your submission: 1. Proposed lease details, including: term, gross lease payment per square foot/ per month/ per annum; 2. Business plan including: marketing concept, description of business, vision of design/décor, sample of menu selections and pricing; 3. Related experience, location of other establishments, owned or operated, providing a similar service; 4. Letters of Reference verifying experience in food service in a fine dining facility. The space may be viewed by contacting Dana Johnson, Director of Golf at 306-937-5656. Please submit your expression of interest in writing to: NORTH BATTLEFORD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB c/o Kitchen Committee P.O. Box 372 North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y3 or Email: contact@northbattlefordgolf.com DEADLINE - Interested parties should respond in writing to the address below or via e-mail or fax as outlined below by: 4:00 P.M. - Friday, November 29, 2019 Information provided to a Proponent by NBGCC, or by a Proponent to NBGCC, or acquired by any party by way of further enquiries or through investigation, is strictly confidential. Such information shall not be used or disclosed in any way without the prior written authorization of NBGCC. This is only an inquiry as to interest in potential lease of the restaurant area. NBGCC will not necessarily invite those submitting an Expression of Interest to lease the above noted space.

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TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST TOWN OF HAFFORD PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before January 20, 2020, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY LOT 4-BLK/PAR F-PLAN CA2347 EXT 0 LOT 15-BLK/PAR 11-PLAN 101633655 EXT 15 LOT 4-BLK/PAR 1-PLAN N2670 EXT 0 LOT 16-BLK/PAR 1-PLAN N2670 EXT 0 LOT 4-BLK/PAR 16-PLAN AX252 EXT 0 LOT 15-BLK/PAR 16-PLAN BX2922 EXT 0 LOT 15-BLK/PAR 23-PLAN BX5553 EXT 0

Title No. 149802082 137216404 147200723 149831376 142302934 146364150 138196884

Total Arrears* 858.65 586.91 1,096.65 1,020.94 559.87 749.69 835.14

Costs Total Arrears and Costs 348.00 1,206.65 348.00 934.91 348.00 1,444.65 348.00 1,368.94 348.00 907.87 348.00 1,097.69 348.00 1,183.14

* On January 1, 2020 the 2019 taxes will become arrears and be added to the amount required to remove the property from tax enforcement proceedings. Penalty is calculated to the date of the Notice and will continue to accrue as applicable.

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Total Arrears

Advertising Costs

Total Arrears & Costs

W3

145086060

$881.60

$13.20

$894.80

12

W3

143041395

$944.14

$26.40

$970.54

44

12

W3

149079246

$1,626.45

$13.20

$1 ,639.65

29

44

12

W3

143041339

$1,092.44

$13.20

$1,105.64

29

44

12

W3

143041340

$777.70

$13.20

$790.90

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32

44

12

W3

143041373

$1,077.93

$13.20

$1,091.13

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32

44

12

W3

143041351

$964.15

$13.20

$977.35

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SW

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13

17

44

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26

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TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST R.M. of Eldon No. 471

Province of Saskatchewan Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 20th day of January, 2020, a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

TOTAL TOTAL ADVERTISING ARREARS COSTS AND SEC TWP RANGE MERIDIAN ARREARS COSTS

PART OF SECTION Pt SE NE NW SW SE Parcel F, SE SW NE Pt SW

28 20 20 27 28 5 31 1 22

47 47 47 47 47 48 49 50 48

23 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Dated this 21st day of November, 2019

2,556.05 3,689.53 947.08 918.96 850.5 5,271.89 2,661.99 369.75 1,156.02

39.82 39.82 39.82 39.82 39.82 39.82 39.82 39.82 39.82

2,595.87 3,729.35 986.90 958.78 890.32 5,311.71 2,701.81 409.57 1,195.84

Ken E. Reiter, Administrator

TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST Rural Municipality of Meeting Lake No. 466 PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before the 22nd day of January, 2020, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land.

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PT SE

NW

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32

46

11

Meridian 3 3

3

17 1&2

46 A 1 2

11 101522900 AM2004 AM2004

3 3 3 3

3 35 34 4

2 9 9 4

AM2004 101878476 101878476 78B14134

3 3 3 3

7 8

5 5

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Total Arrears

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696.65 502.01

11.40 45.60

708.05 547.61

588.08

57.00

645.08

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TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST

R.M. of North Battleford No. 437 • Province of Saskatchewan Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 24th day of January 2020, a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel. Description of Property Part of Section LSD 2/SE PT Parcel A/ SW PT NE NW PT Parcel A/SE LSD 5/SW SW NW NE NE PT Parcel A/PT NE SE SW Lot 8/PT SE NE

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Dated this 21 day of November, 2019 Treasurer

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Dated this 21st day of November, 2019 Denise Bernier, Administrator

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TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST VILLAGE OF MAYMONT PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN

Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before the 21st day of January, 2020, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land.

Notice is hereby given under the Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number(s) described in the following list are fully paid before the 21st day of January, 2020, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land.

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TAX ENFORCEMENT

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R.M. of Turtle River No. 469 • PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN

Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 21st day of January, 2020, a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY PART OF SECTION NW

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City agrees to parking lot sale on 110th Street By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The City of North Battleford has agreed to sell land on 741-110th Street to Lesmeister Construction for developing a proposed parking lot. The price tag is $18,295 and the lot would serve as additional parking for three strip malls on the east portion, also owned by Lesmeister Construction. This was a second attempt by Lesmeister Construction to purchase the lot in question. The first was in early 2018 when

they had approached City Hall with a similar offer. But that offer ran into trouble. At their Jan. 22 meeting then-city manager Jim Puffalt had said the proposed parking lot did not fit the character of the block, which was residential. The issue ended up tabled and the offer was eventually withdrawn. Another issue is that a parking lot would run counter to city policy. According to a memo to council from Nov. 12, city policy requires land sold by the city to have a building constructed after

purchase. The reason why the city is going ahead this time is because no other purchasers have come forward expressing interest in building on the lot. “This is a property we’ve had zero interest from the time I’ve been here,” said Director of Planning and Development Jennifer Niesink. Because the offer from Lesmeister Construction fell outside the city’s policy, council approval was needed for the sale to proceed and in the end council voted in favour.

Parking study adopted By John Cairns Staff Reporter

North Battleford city council has officially adopted the Parking Study as presented. That was the study conducted by Crosby Hanna & Associates and presented to Planning Committee on Sept. 18. The study included a number of key recommendations, including such

things as moving towards tiered time limits with some parking spots extended to three hours, more signage and education, sensitivity to downtown revitalization efforts when implementing user-pay parking downtown, more courier parking and consistent enforcement as well as continuing to not allow vacant sites to be used as parking lots. There was little

discussion of the parking study Tuesday night last week as that had been done at length at planning committee previously. The vote to adopt carried unanimously. According to a memo from City Planner Ryan Mackrell, next steps include a comprehensive communications plan on parking as well as using recommendations made in the report.

Taxi talk continues Continued from Page 3 Councillor Len Taylor continued to express reluctance to making changes to the current taxi regulation regime, though he was

COMING EVENTS

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Topline Social Dance Club will be hosting a dance at The Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 1352 100th street in North Battleford at 8:00pm to 12:00am, lunch served. Gold Tones as entertainment for the night. For more information please contact Sharon at (306) 446-0446, Leela at (306) 445-7240 or Jean at (306) 445-8815.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Come to the library to practice your English speaking skills. Discuss the culture and community, and make new friends. Saturdays from Oct 19th until Dec 14th. 10:45am-12:45pm. Please note: there will be no meeting on November 9th.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

willing to go along with the provisions on limousines and ride-sharing. He ended up casting his vote against the recommendation to bring the draft bylaw to council. Others, such as Councillor Greg Lightfoot and Mayor Ryan Bater, were in favour of opening things up to deregulation and ending the monopoly on cab licences. In particular, Bater said the concept of ridesharing “completely changes the market in this community for transportation, because

there are no restrictions for ridesharing.” Bater also wanted to temper expectations about the new bylaw, saying that even if a new bylaw is passed to allow for ridesharing, that does not mean it is immediately happening. To this point, there have been no requests by ride-sharing companies to set up in North Battleford. The initial indication is that further discussion on the entire issue will happen once the vehicle for hire bylaw comes up at city council for first reading.

Free English Conversation Circle *Meet New friends *Discuss our Community and Culture *Improve Pronunciation. Come to one or more classes. Family Friendly! All are welcome and children can enjoy books and activities.

for more community events

Alcoholics Anonymous

Please call our 24 hour at 1-877-341-3322 for support or information.

Al-anon Family Groups

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

Thursdays

Peer to Peer Support Group for Mental Health meets Thursday 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.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan presents a Learning Day for Families and Friends affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Come learn about the disease and strategies to cope with the many changes. 10:30am – 5:00pm at the North Battleford Library. Lunch break from 1:00 – 2:00. Participants are responsible for own meal. To register please call the Prairie North Resource Centre at 306-445-2206.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Join us for a discussion of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Begins at 7pm at the North Battleford Library. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Do you enjoy art? Come discuss modern art with fellow art-lovers! Presentation by Lynn Strendin and discussion led by Chris Hodge. Begins at 7pm at the North Battleford Library. Different artists will be discussed each evening.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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.

Friday, November 29, 2019

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

Saturday November 30, 2019

Free English Conversation Circle. *Meet New friends *Discuss our Community and Culture *Improve Pronunciation Come to one or more classes. Family Friendly! All are welcome and children can enjoy books and activities.

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It is more blessed to give than to receive “Do you believe everyone needs a hug and to be told they are loved?” I asked Ed. As my old neighbour for years in Saskatchewan, Ed is used to me asking for his opinion. He is not shy about giving me his opinion even when I haven’t asked for it. Yesterday, when I asked Ed about everyone needing a hug, he was precise in his answer. “You better make sure it is okay with the other person, or it could be called an assault. Lots of folks don’t like their personal space invaded even for a hug of welcome or affection. It is better to offer to shake another person’s hand, as it is less intrusive.”

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pack shoeboxes for children suffering from poverty, war, famine, disease, and disaster. We do it each year, so needy children will get a little hug from the shoebox of gifts for Christmas. These gifts say that God loves them in the name of Jesus. Many children in the world live in slums and lack food and loving attention. War and natural disasters can leave innocent children homeless and in great need. Operation Christmas Child helps disadvantaged children around the world. Anyone can get a shoebox through the Samaritan Purse Organization and fill it with things that children need and what they can enjoy. The things disad-

eighbourly Advice

According to Ed By Raymond Maher

www.accordingtoed.com

revraymaher@accesscomm.ca I still believe everyone needs a hug or two each day for their emotional wellbeing, if possible. Some people are not comfortable with giving hugs. Ed thinks that my thinking about hugs is silly, for people have lived alone for years without many hugs or hearing someone say I love you. My old neighbour

believes teenagers may not want parents to hug them or tell them that they are loved except maybe on their birthday. I think that hugs and saying I love you to family members is an excellent daily habit. How fortunate are the folks who are surrounded by plenty of love and daily bread! I told Ed that we

vantaged children need may be taken for granted to many of us in Canada. Toothbrushes, bars of soap, combs, washcloths, T-shirts, socks, hats, etc. are personal gifts needed by countless children in the world. Children lack school supplies such as pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, markers, paper, etc. All children need unique gifts that they can use and treasure like toys, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, sunglasses, hair clips, watches, solar calculators, flashlights, etc. Those filling a shoebox are asked to include a personal note of encouragement to the child receiving the shoebox. Photographs can be added so the child

opening his or her shoebox can see who sent it. People filling the shoebox are asked to pray for the child who will receive the box. Operation Christmas Child is conducted each year in November, reminding us of God’s Christmas gift, of the Christ Child, given for us at the first Christmas. We needed God’s help, as his children, disadvantaged by our sinful nature. So, God gave his Son, born of Mary, to become the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world. God was reconciling the world to Himself in His gift of Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. God hugs and loves us in His Son, Jesus Christ.

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.

(RC) St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish

TerriTorial Drive alliance church

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.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

ANGLICAN PARISH

306-445-5901

St. George’s Anglican Church - 9:30 a.m.

1401 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK

SUNDAY SERVICES Rev. Trevor Malyon

Reverend George Yando Sunday Services 10:30 AM Everyone Welcome

191 - 24th Street West, Battleford, SK

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

Hope Mennonite Fellowship

Battlefords Grace Community Church

1291 - 109th Street, North Battleford

SUNDAY - 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service

Pastor: Bill Hall

Pastor Gerhard Luitjens & Abel & Sonya Zabaleta (Mission Partners)

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

WORSHIP SERVICES - 11 a.m. Sunday

Church Phone 306-445-4181

Everyone Welcome

Battlefords Cowboy Church Services 1st & 3rd Thursday of each Month

Battleford Legion Hall 7:00 p.m. PASTOR - Rick Martin

All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. VITAL’S

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

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

902 - 108th Street, North Battleford

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

SUNDAY SERVICES 11:00 a.m.

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

Everyone Welcome www.thirdavenueunitedchurchnb.ca Email: thirdaveunited@sasktel.net

11 - 18th Street, Battleford, SK

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

Living Water Ministry

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

LIVING FAITH CHAPEL

1372 102nd St 306-445-3009

SUNDAY MASS - 9:00 a.m.

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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: 306-893-4729

Sunday Services 10:30 am Various Weekly Programs www.livingfaithchapel.ca

Battlefords Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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

Bible Study Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

1371 - 103rd Street (Use East Door)

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle Roman Catholic Church Box 10, Delmas, SK

Sunday Evening Service 7:00 p.m.

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: tbcnb@sasktel.net www.trinitybaptistchurch.ca

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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Operation Red Nose back for 11th campaign By John Cairns Staff Reporter

This holiday season marks the 11th consecutive campaign for Operation Red Nose in the Battlefords. The annual campaign, where volunteers provide safe rides home for holiday revelers in their vehicles, kicked off Thursday, Nov. 14 at a launch event at Gold Eagle Casino. At that event organizers provided details about the upcoming campaign. The service runs between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. starting Nov. 29 and 30, and continues each weekend until the new year: Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 and Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. Phone numbers are 306480-9876 and 306-4809879. The money raised stays within the community and

goes to KidSport, a charity devoted to helping families facing financial barriers to enroll kids in sports activities in the community. “We’re wanting to make this community better and it starts with the youth,” said David Schell, co-chair of Operation Red Nose and KidSport. Last year, $21,000 was raised by Operation Red Nose for KidSport, with that entire amount staying in the community. Operation Red Nose is the largest fundraiser for KidSport annually. KidSport is the local organizer for Operation Red Nose after taking over from the North Battleford Lions Club in 2018. The Battlefords was the first community in Saskatchewan to host Operation Red Nose, which is a service set up in 100 communities all over Canada

including four in Saskatchewan. This year the national head office provided the Battlefords Operation Red Nose a “Golden Antler” award for demonstrating “exemplary respect for the standards and rules of Operation Red Nose.” SGI are a provincial partner in Operation Red Nose, with Gold Eagle Casino, SaskTel and the car dealerships on board as sponsors as well. The city of North Battleford has waived fees for criminal record checks for the volunteers signing up as well. In 2018, Operation Red Nose drove more than 70,000 Canadians safely home with the participation of 50,000 volunteers, and raised $1.9 million towards local youth and amateur sports.

Volunteers from the annual Operation Red Nose campaign were at their annual launch event Thursday at Gold Eagle Casino. Chair David Schell along with Grace Bowman are seen holding the “Golden Antler” award, an honor from the national organization recognizing the excellent work of the local organization. Photo by John Cairns

BDCF and RBC announce grants to local youth Submitted

Battlefords and District Community Foundation and RBC Foundation are providing grants to two area projects that will be led by youth. The Dekker Centre Young People’s Theatre Ensemble will receive $15,000. The Battlefords Family Health Cen-

tre Community Garden Healthy Living Project 2020 will receive $7,500. The Dekker Centre Young People’s Theatre Ensemble will recruit a group that will work together on a collective creation. A collective creation is a piece of theatre created as a group based on a topic of social concern, or urgent local need.

“The Dekker Centre is absolutely thrilled to be a chosen recipient of the RBC Future Launch Community Grant,” says Kali Weber, general manager of the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts. “With the funds, we will be creating the Dekker Centre Young People’s Theatre Ensemble – a program that has been planned 19114PM0 19114PM1

for several years. The funding from the Future Launch Grant is helping us make this dream, a reality.” The Battlefords Family Health Centre Community Garden Healthy Living project is all about growing healthy food. “Youth leaders are involved in the development and maintenance of the garden sites, as well as planning, preparation and delivery of weekly events,” says Rose Favel of Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre. “The RBC grant will support the development of the youth leaders who play an integral part of the project.” As part of the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, grants like these ones are being made to youth-led projects in 150 small and medium sized communities across Canada. The goal of the program is to shift the power to young leaders making positive social or environmental change in their communities, while gaining valuable skills and experience. “Young people are future leaders – they are leading social and environ-

mental change right now. We are honoured to play a role in the bold change that youth are leading across the country through this national initiative with RBC,” says Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community Foundations of Canada. “We at RBC believe that our communities are transformed by the power, vision, and potential of youth,” shares RBC Regional Vice-president Annette Sabourin. “We also know it takes dedicated partners like the Community Foundations of Canada and grant recipients, the Dekker Centre Young People’s Theatre Ensemble and the Battlefords Family Health Centre Community Garden Healthy Living Project, to help make our communities more vibrant places to live and experience.” Both projects will give youth leaders the chance to plan, implement and evaluate the activities they think will contribute to positive change in our communities. The projects focus on physical and mental health, creative development, skill development and environmental awareness.

Battlefords and District Community Foundation currently holds 30 funds that contribute to a range of interests from the arts and health care to postsecondary scholarships and recreation. BDCF will distribute close to $50,000 in community grants and scholarships this year. Participating in the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge builds on the community foundation’s long-time support of youth and youth leadership. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is hosted by Community Foundations of Canada and participating community foundations and is made possible thanks to a $5 million donation from RBC Foundation. It is part of RBC Future Launch, a commitment by RBC and the RBC Foundation to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Over the next 10 years, RBC Future Launch is dedicating $500 million to help young people access meaningful employment through practical work experience, skills development opportunities, networking solutions and mental well-being supports and services.

Spiritwood Stockyards

Sales Every Wednesday @ 9:00 AM Herd Dispersal Bred Cow & Bred Heifer Sale Friday, December 6th and Friday Dec 13th @ 1:00pm. On offer Herd Dispersal,

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75 Semi/Red Angus cows bred Red & Black Angus calving starts March 15th 3 Simmental Herd Bulls Also on Offer: 26 Black & Red Gelbvieh Crossbred Heifers. 50 young crossbred Cows bred Black & Red Angus calving starts April 1 25 Simmental Cross Bred heifers bred Black Angus calving April 1st

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

Congratulations goes out to Brad and Caroline Heaver of the Baljennie area on winning close to $50,000 on the Battlefords Union Hospital 50/50 enhancement lottery. Brad and his wife Caroline run a large farming operation in Baljennie. They are a happy couple and will certainly use their money where most needed. The Western Development Museum in North Battleford staff are busy getting the Christmas lights and decorations up for the second annual drive through the village event. Local businesses are sponsoring to help out. Staff plan to open the gates on Nov. 21 in the evening to start off the season.

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The Museum Volunteer Association 50/50 Cash for Christmas campaign is now selling tickets. The proceeds will go toward restoring and repairing some older buildings in the village. Club members have tickets. The gift shop is all decked out and stocked with items for Christmas. If you are a museum member you get a 10 per cent discount. Work bees are every Friday of the week and are still going well. The volunteers are busy restoring

some parts for two antique tractors beside the little stationary engines. A big thank you goes out to all those volunteers who show up to help out. Volunteers are always welcome at the museum. Hunting seasons have started and the hunters are hoping for a snowfall to make it easier to track the animals. They have to be very careful where they hunt this season as a lot of land is posted for no hunting due to the nasty fall weather. It pays to get permission first. The farmers do not welcome anyone driving all over their fields when there are still crops out. Our weather has been so changeable all fall, with some chilly days, snow and freezing rain.

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Snowmobilers and hunters will need to be mindful of the many crops still in Saskatchewan farmers’ fields after an early snow and late harvest. If anything is to be salvaged in the spring, it won’t be much if it has been run over by recreational snowmobilers hunters’ vehicles. Ask permission before you venture onto a farmer’s field. Photo by Averil Hall

Maidstone Drop In Centre seeking more cribbage players By Dorothy Schwartz Correspondent

No one turned up for cribbage at the Maidstone Drop In Centre Nov. 4. We need more players if it is to keep going. Anyone who likes cribbage is welcome whether you are a senior or a member. It is played every Monday at 2 p.m. Lunch is served. For further information call Dorothy at 306-893-2663.

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Bingo was played Nov. 6 with Bev Stewart and Cheryl MacAskill doing the calling. Last weekend, I travelled to Leroy to visit my grandson Brett and Mellisa Tuplin and great-

grandchildren Jaydon and Lukus. Lukus plays hockey in Humboldt and played against North Battleford in Humboldt on Saturday and Sunday. I was impressed with a memorial display at the arena with pictures of all the players and others who lost their lives in a bus accident in 2018. Bingo was played at the centre Nov. 13 with Bev Stewart doing the calling. A monthly meeting fol-

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tival. Next meeting is Dec. 11 at 2:45 p.m. A number of seniors attended the Remembrance Day service at the Legion Hall Nov. 11. Reading the honour roll was Dennis Noble. Coffee and sandwiches were served following the service with the Lloydminster Air Cadets entertaining during lunch. Longtime Drop In member Norma Hougen

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Participating in the Radisson Remembrance Day service were: front row - Bruce Flath, Darby Wererzak, Leona Bennett, Murray Mikituk, Jade Baker, Robyn Baker, Rev Sheldon Carr, Gertrude Maxwell; back row - Erwin Hamp, James Armistad, James Usselman, Nathan Halischuk, Cst. Gary Pepin, Judah Tyreman and Tina Hessell. Photo submitted by Lorraine Olinyk

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Above, three wooden poppies were along the ramp leading in to the church where the Radisson Remembrance Day service was held. Photo by Lorraine Olinyk At right, a placard referencing two First World War Veterans, J.M. Apperson and C.M. Moore, came from the Radisson Museum. Photo by Lorraine Olinyk

Radisson honours veterans, serving members By Lorraine Olinyk Correspondent

Radisson’s Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 11 was held in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church presided over by Rev. Sheldon Carr, who gave a an enlightening message. Attendees were greeted by three large wooden poppies at the entrance to the church, crafted by Marion FehrStead, Nancy Beaudoin and Kayla Maxwell. They are hoping to make more and sell to raise funds for veterans or perhaps a cenotaph for Radisson. In the foyer was an antique placard from the Radisson Museum highlighting First World War veterans J.M. Apperson and C.M Moore. The honour roll from the two World Wars was read by Murray Mikituk and Judah Tyreman read The Patriot written by Veteran R.G. Mason of Sonningdale. Wreaths were laid by Robyn Baker for veterans, Cst. Gary Pepin for the RCMP, Tina Hessell for family of serving military, Bruce Flath for family of serving peace officers, Mayor Leona Bennett for Town of Radisson, Erwin Hamp for RM of Great Bend, Nathan Hauschuk for Radisson Fire and Rescue, James Usselman for first responders, Jade Baker for Girl Guides of Canada, James Armistad for Maymont School and Darby Werezak for Borden School. A total of $606 was

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one Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Communiplex waiting room, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the Playground Committee selling lunch. Borden Farmers Market is holding a sale in the Borden Community Centre on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Grade 12 selling lunch. Homebased businesses will be set up in the Friendship Club Room. Borden Lions host their Festival of Music on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the

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the December potluck supper, tentatively Dec. 31, will be made at the Nov. 27 supper. A donation of $200 was made to the Borden School breakfast program and $200 to the local Christmas hampers. Donations and non-perishable food for the hampers can be dropped off at Affinity Credit Union. They will be taken to St. John’s Church and church ministers distribute them in late December.

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Some fish shacks are already out on the lake By Lorna Pearson Correspondent

Mark your calendar for the library’s Christmas bingo on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Meota Community Complex. Prizes will be turkeys and hams. Local folks who have lived here many years claim it’s is the earliest they have seen the lake freeze over, and it surely has. There are several fish shacks out already and they claim the ice is a foot thick.

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Gas price in Alberta is .88 cents a litre, Cochin is at .99 cents. The large video screen has been hung in the Do Drop In for the use of speakers who usually need one to enhance their topic. Thanks go out to the fel-

lows who found the time and had the knowledge to get this done. It was donated by the Jenssons, for which we are grateful. Showcasing at the Dekker Centre Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. is a narration and musical script written by Pauline and Paul Sayers, former owners of Viewpoint Photography, and semi-retired at Meota Beach. It will be under the direction of Joe and Stephen Carter. Proceeds

go to mental health. The box office number is 306445-7700. The results of four tables in play at the Canasta afternoon Nov. 15 found Janice Morton and Dave Ottas in first place. Second were Lillian Sarenco and Svend Christiansen and third were Evelyn Dutton and Gail Hilderman. The Do Drop In was the scene of the last shuffleboard tournament Nov. 16 with 19 players attending. Other games

were played while four people took their turns at the board. Highest score went to Lillian Sarenco and Svend Christiansen. Second were Arlene Walker and Bob Lesko. Tied for third were Vivianne Lesko and Eric Callbeck and Bev McCrimmon and Maureen Campbell. A delicious noon potluck meal was set out for everyone to enjoy. Beautiful hoar frost decorated the trees in the Medstead area Sunday morning until the sun came

out and it disappeared. The Scott Woods Country Christmas program from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. is travelling through the prairies as far west as Spruce Grove, Alta. and back, getting back to Chatham, Ont. Dec. 22. They have three stops in Manitoba, eight in Saskatchewan, 10 in Alberta and 21 in Ontario. They travel in a huge motorhome that accommodates their wardrobes, stage props, instruments and five people.

Community gathers for program of remembrance By Elaine Woloshyn Correspondent

Who could ever stoop so low as to steal poppy donation boxes in Regina the last couple of weeks? Ten boxes were stolen and apparently some had approximately $500 inside, a few others $100. What is wrong with our society? Mayfair’s Remembrance Day service occurred Nov. 10 in the afternoon at the local hall. Ellyn Scotton and Janet Cherwinski organized a touching program. A rendition of Alleluia was a duet sung beautifully by Afton Lafreniere (daughter of Sheldon and April Lafrenier) and Jessica

Fournier (daughter of Heather Welsh and Richard Fournier). The program opened with O Canada, last post and reveille, prayers of reflection and the laying of wreaths by various community members. In Flanders Fields was recited by the large crowd and a well-known war song from the 1940s was sung. The program ended with God Save the Queen and was followed by lunch. I attended the Atom Division C hockey

tournament in Spiritwood this past Saturday. My nine-year-old grandson Parker is on the Radisson Oilers team, while his father Kinley is one of the coaches. Other teams included Leoville, St. Walburg and Spiritwood. While there I checked out the posters and made note of this robust small town’s upcoming events. There is a craft sale Nov. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pioneer Centre. It will offer wooden hand-made toys, handcrafted items, pies and an assortment of Christmas goodies. The Ball Diamond Restoration Committee is hosting Festival of Treats Nov. 29 with dinner, des-

sert auction and comedian Sean Lecomber. The evening will conclude with a dance featuring a wellknown DJ. Spiritwood also offers live dinner theatre, but I believe it has been moved to later in the winter months the past few years. Tickets are the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything. Shelley can be reached at 306-883-2176 for the 2020 Cash of the Month Raffle. There are 12 monthly draws for $2,020 for a total of $24,240 in prizes. Each ticket is eligible for all 12 draws. There are 500 tickets printed and they sell for $100 each. The Will Ballantyne show is this Friday, Nov.

22 at Rabbit Lake Hall. Supper is at 6 p.m. with the concert to follow. One can see the show only for $25. Supper and show tickets are $30 in advance. Call Joan at Rabbit Lake Hotel for tickets, 306-824-2002. A school reunion is planned for the 2020 August long weekend for anyone who was a student, teacher, custodian, school board member or otherwise involved with the school. Please send your deposit, $25 per person, $50 per couple, by Feb. 1 to Wade Lafreniere at Maidstone. There will be a band and DJ for a Friday evening social, catered supper Saturday and other fun events are still in the early

planning stage. Please let other former students know about this reunion. The last school reunion was at the end of June 2004 when the school was closed due to low enrolment. A Christmas family concert is coming up at Mayfair Hall Sunday, Dec. 1 with many young children involved. Featured will be a birth of Christ nativity scene, carols and small skits, ending with a visit from Santa. The program starts at 3:30 p.m. There will be a silver collection with money donated to the Empty Stocking Fund and Mayfair’s Save a Third World Child. For information call me at 306-481-4570.

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Members of the Unity Knights of Columbus attended a gala event Nov. 2 where they presented a donation of $17,757.55 from their Pattison Children’s Hospital Unity Gala. Pictured are Tim Guth, Len Grant, Jeff Krupka, Gary Bertoia, Gerald Beres and Gary Maier, chair of K of C celebrity dinner. Representing the children’s hospital are Peter Gartner and Michael Soloski. Photo submitted

Erich Streberg, former UCHS student, speaks to schools and at the community Remembrance Day service. Streberg is currently stationed in Shilo, Man. and is an 11-year veteran of the Canadian Air Force. Photo courtesy Morag Riddell  

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etary donations can be dropped off at BriCin Financial. Unity Knights of Columbus raised a remarkable $17,757.55 for the Pattison Children’s Hospital at their March 2019 gala. Former Unity resident Troy Schaab finished the Atacama Crossing, 250-kilometre, seven-day, selfsustained ultra marathon. Schaab has his sights set on a similar event in the

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Former UCHS student, Dylan Neil, was also in attendance at the community service. Neil is stationed at Cold Lake, Alta. with the CAF. UCHS Drama is in their last weeks of rehearsals before their winter production is performed Dec. 11 and 12. Warrior Robotics held their popular 18-hour mine craft marathon fundraiser for the club. The SLC is hosting their first dance of 2019 on Nov. 29. Nov. 24, Unity AA Lazers will host Saskatoon at the arena. Nov. 29 the Miners will host Hafford and Nov. 30 they will host Luseland. The ice is in at the Richardson Outdoor Recreation Park and lit until 10 p.m. each night. The Unity Curling Club season held a stirling bonspiel Nov. 21 and will be hosting the competitive women’s curling event, Viterra Provincial Women’s Challenge Dec. 13-15.

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