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North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater called for reconciliation at the opening of Monday’s council meeting in the wake of the not guilty verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial in Battleford. In brief remarks made at the start of Monday’s meeting, Bater did not comment directly on the

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Councillors Kevin Russell, Doug Laing, and Judy Pruden voted in favour of the decision. While Councillor Gordon Yarde said he was happy to see the extent and detail of regulations, he voted against. Councillors Susan McLean Tady and Shelley Boutin-Gervais weren’t in attendance for the meeting, although Mayor Ames Leslie said the other two councillors wouldn’t have affected the outcome of the decision given that a majority of councillors voted in favour. Chief Administrative Officer John Enns-Wind prepared an administrative report that included information pertaining to background and context, best practices, and guidance regarding the regulation of cannabis. Much of the following information is from the report. The federal government has legalized and regulated the production and sale of cannabis effective July 1, 2018, separating responsibilities among the federal government, provincial governments, and municipalities. Some federal

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The Snow Angel Program encourages healthy, willing residents to help others when clearing snow from sidewalks — especially elderly residents or anyone with health or mobility restrictions. HOW IT WORKS Lend a helping hand to a resident who needs it and then tell us about it, and if you receive help from someone, nominate them as a “Snow Angel.” Write or e-mail your Snow Angel story to us. (North Battleford residents only) • include the name and address of the Snow Angel • MAIL NOMINATIONS TO: Susanne Abe, Communications Coordinator, City of North Battleford P.O. Box 460, 1291 - 101st Street North Battleford, Saskatchewan S9A 2Y6 OR E-MAIL NOMINATIONS TO: sabe@cityofnb.ca The City of North Battleford will send a thank you to the Snow Angels and enter them into monthly prize draws.

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Battleford has new destination for garbage By Josh Greschner, John Cairns Staff Reporters

The Town of Battleford has sent in its notice terminating the agreement to send waste to North Battleford’s waste management facility. North Battleford council received

the correspondence from Battleford CAO John Enns-Wind on Jan. 18. In July 2017, Battleford town council approved the construction of a waste transfer station to be built south of 13th Street West, adjacent to the town’s decommissioned landfill site. Garbage in Battleford will be

transferred there. Once the station has garbage to capacity, waste will be transferred to a landfill south of Marshall. The facility would also give residents an opportunity to drop off items, including appliances, scrap metal, used oil, scrap tires and

electronics for recycling. Plans also feature regular recycling bins. Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie said he’s confident the waste transfer station will be completed by April 1. The termination notice comes into effect on April 18.

Housing strategy: Next step to find partnerships By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The big item before North Battleford council last Monday night was the North Battleford Housing Strategy and Action Plan. Alan Wallace of consulting firm V3 was on hand to present the finished document as a PowerPoint presentation to council on the study’s findings. Housing Strategy consultations had taken place back in the fall of last year and included open houses, an online survey and meet-

ings with stakeholders. The effort built on the Housing Study that had been done and presented in 2015. Monday’s meeting was an opportunity for Wallace to provide the full findings to council on what the perceived housing needs were in the city. Wallace laid out the housing situation in North Battleford. The main issue, he made clear, was a lack of options. “I wouldn’t characterize any of the issues in North Battleford as being an affordability issue,”

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Eyes that Care moves to next phase: champions By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The City of North Battleford’s Eyes that Care program is moving to its next phase: the recognition of “neighbourhood champions.” At council Monday night, city manager Jim Puffalt spoke about this latest effort that is being rolled out. The idea is to do something along the same lines as the Snow Angel program, which recognizes neighbours who help shovel the snow for others on the block during the winter. With “Neighbourhood Champions” the idea is to help make the community safer. Puffalt said neighbours who take extra steps to help stop preventable crimes will be recognized each month. “We’ll encourage people to nominate their neighbours – somebody that calls you when your

garage is open or there’s something unusual happening in your neighbourhood,” said Puffalt. He called this effort important to keeping the Eyes that Care program visible and in encouraging people to participate. Puffalt said the Eyes that Care program has already gotten “really good coverage of the city.” He reported there has been a “good response” of people signing up to the program. As well, the city staff has been putting Eyes that Care decals on their vehicles, and fillable forms are now available to sign up for the program on the city’s website as well. Puffalt also reports there has been another order made for more security lights, provided free of charge to those who sign up for the Eyes that Care program. More details about this latest “Neighbourhood Champions” effort will be released in the coming days.

said Wallace. “It’s really around choice and it could be an income issue more than a house price issue,” He noted there was a large demand for seniors housing with supports, and a demand for better student housing as well. The range of housing lacked choice as well. According to current projections for the city, the need is for 64 new housing units per year, with 10 affordable units. As part of the process of gathering feedback, an online survey ran between Sept 27 and Nov. 13 of last year and there were 210 responses to that. The survey found 74 percent were in favour of the city making policy change, 83 percent were in favour of the city taking a greater leadership role, and 65 percent agreed other organizations should play a greater role. A housing condition assessment was also included in the presentation, which assessed the condition of housing throughout the city. The vast majority of homes across the city were in good condition. There was also a stakeholder consultation with six interviews taking place. As for the finalized housing strategy that was formulated, the goals, priorities and strategies are grouped around five main areas: policy changes, financing incentives, community supports and partnerships, research and monitoring and education awareness. Some immediate policy changes being proposed include prioritizing inspections, pre-designating sites for care homes, offering tax title property for affordable housing, legalizing existing secondary suites, and creating specific zoning for affordable housing, For “financial incen-

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tives”, the strategy recommends establishing a housing reserve, a down payment grant program, a land acquisition incentive and tax abatements. Under “researching and monitoring”, tracking concentration of rentals is something that could be done immediately, and doing a homelessness count was recommended. Under “education and awareness”, it was recommended to create a community workshop as well as creating a housing handbook. Monitoring provincial and federal programs closely was also recommended as was celebrating National Housing Day annually. Three “potential” housing projects were also identified: seniors housing with supports, quality student housing project, and then housing for new families. As for immediate steps to take, the housing strategy is proposing the following: to conduct a community workshop in the second quarter of 2018, for the city to hire a housing co-ordinator position, for policy changes to be addressed, to identify actions for the Battlefords Affordable Housing and Homelessness (BAHA) committee, to establish the housing reserve, and develop the housing handbook. “If you have these six underway that’s a great start to the Action Plan”, Wallace said. The indication from city manager Jim Puffalt following the presentation is that administration will come back to council with an implementation plan for the Housing Strategy. In meeting with reporters afterwards, Mayor Ryan Bater said the next step is “to engage our partners on the development of an action strategy.” “We’ve got regional partners with interests in

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Tax incentive for armoury building By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The City of North Battleford has granted a tax incentive to the historic armoury building at 702102nd Street that is being turned into a craft brewery. The developers, Taylor and Tady Holdings Ltd., had applied for a tax incentive of a 25 per cent discount on the municipal portion of property taxes for three years. That was approved unanimously at council Monday night. The city does have other tax incentive programs in place elsewhere in the city, in particular the downtown incentive program brought in last year. At the time that was brought in, administration officials had made clear that did not preclude other areas of the city being considered for incentives as well.

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Considerable work has already been done on the armoury building. In correspondence from the developers dated Dec. 15, the work done now includes a repainted exterior and renovations to the interior. Plumbing and heating have already been done there as well. A barber shop has been completed, and an area for a physiotherapist is being finished as well. The plan is for the area for the craft brewery and restaurant to then be completed, with craft beer becoming available in mid-2018. City manager Jim Puffalt encouraged approving the incentive, saying the developers have “taken a building that is in really fairly dire straits and has brought it back into production, and soon will be open again.” The resolution approving the incentive carried unanimously.

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In this issue you will find the print installment of From the Top of the Pile by Brian Zinchuk that has gone viral. It is, of course, regarding the Gerald Stanley trial. As of press time, Zinchuk tells us he has had numerous phone calls, not to mention thousands of comments on Twitter, and almost no negative reaction to the points he has made. See Page 5 to find out what it’s all about. We also have a piece from our reporter who covered the courtroom, tweeting as the trial progressed, John Cairns. He has provided a look into the reaction in the courtoom, how the court process unfurled and how the testimony affected both sides of the case. He also predicts what he sees happening next. See pages 10 and 11 for his story and for more of Averil Hall’s photos from the courthouse steps. It’s a case that is far from over. The fallout will be far-reaching and, that aside, Gerald Stanley still has another day in court when he has to answer to firearms charges.

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Canada’s official residence, 24 Sussex Drive, has fallen into dangerous disrepair. The Trudeaus don’t even live there due to mold, rot and asbestos. Should the taxpayer spend $10 million-plus to fix it? • Yes, it’s part of our history. 14% • No, it wasn’t even an official residence until 1951. It has no real historic value. 25% • Yes, but let’s restore the architectural detail that has been lost as well. 9% • No, it’s only the official residence because they didn’t know what else to do with it. 10% • Yes, but let’s put Bryan Baumler and Mike Holmes on it! 17% • No. Let’s start fresh with something to be proud of. 25%

This week’s News-Optimist online poll: Further to last week’s poll, if we abandon 24 Sussex Drive as the official residence of Canada’s Prime Minister, what should we do next? • Hold a contest for the best design for a new residence. • Find an existing building that fits the bill. • It seems the 22-room Rideau Cottage where the Trudeaus are living now fits the bill. Can a 22-room home be a “cottage?”

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Concern for Stanleys Dear Editor It amazes me that no one has expressed any sympathy or concern for the Stanley family whose home was attacked by five drunk and armed people who tried to steal a truck, then a quad, and then appeared to proceed to attack both father and son with their SUV! They also attacked this man’s wife, punching her! As can happen when crimes are committed, one of the attackers was killed, and the other four were never charged! We have no idea why no one was charged with these crimes. Are the RCMP afraid of these criminals? What is truly scary is that the prime minister and the federal minister of justice have chosen to take sides in this matter without bothering to determine the facts. The most appalling matter in this whole thing is the contempt they have shown for the court, the jurors and the victims of this crime. This is not about race, it is about crime, and it is a sad day when politicians seem to be more interested in kissing a-- to garner votes rather than “person-up” and deal with a place that is said to have the highest crime rate in Canada? Al Blais Battleford

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So much wrong is being said about the Gerald Stanley trial rom There is so much wrong being said about the death of Colten Boushie and the trial of Gerald Stanley, it’s hard to know where to begin. First off, let me start by saying I covered the North Battleford Provincial Court and Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench from 2004-2008 for the Battlefords News-Optimist, averaging one to three days in any given week. The only people who spent more time in those courts were the court staff, RCMP, security, judges and lawyers. I followed the case intensely via Twitter, following numerous reputable journalists who were rigorously live-tweeting the case. None seemed to get everything, but by following enough of them and seeing the concurrence between what they put out, it was the closest coverage I have ever seen of a case without actu-

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brian.zinchuk@sasktel.net ally sitting on those hard wooden pews in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench. In following the commentary and news coverage afterwards, it has become apparent that several myths have arisen on both sides of the affair, and some things that should be considered. Let’s begin by noting the chief justice of Saskatchewan’s Court of Queens Bench chose to assign himself as the judge for this case. That’s right from the top. If anyone should be expected to ensure a fair trial, one would think it would be the chief

justice of province. Much has been made of the all-white jury. But the calling of 750 potential jurors of a jury pool is extraordinary. That was a deliberate attempt by the court to provide as wide a jury pool as possible, and certainly larger than anything I encountered. That just a sliver of those potential jurors showed up is a reflection that many people, including First Nations people, did not wish to put in an effort for this case. Perhaps if all, or even most, of those 750 people showed up, given the local demographics

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and substantial Indigenous population, it would have been impossible for the defence to challenge them all people of visible minorities. There would have been too many. Such challenges have been a part of the legal system basically forever. They exist for both the Crown and defence, and for good reason. They are seeking impartiality. Many, many people have said this case justified people defending their property. Some people seem to think it happened in the middle of the night – it didn’t. It was late afternoon. The defense did not claim a defence of property, nor did it claim self-defence on behalf of Gerald Stanley. They claimed it was an accident, and the jury – 12 people, who heard all the evidence – believed it. Some people think Canadians can “stand their ground.” Some people think you can get away with purposely shooting someone in the head. Both are wrong. This does not give precedent to “defend our places,” as one person commented. The defence of accident was significantly based on the presence of a bulged shell casing found on the dashboard of the SUV. That part has been frequently left out in the coverage and commentary. A great many people think the five in the Ford Escape were just looking for help with a tire, yet that is not what their own testimony reflected. They did not testify they walked up to the house to ask for help, or to the people

working on the fence. Rather, they testified they had been “checking” vehicles, on another farm before coming to the Stanley farm. They testified to trying to start a quad. That is not asking for help, nor asking for a floor jack. Many people have said those in the vehicle were unarmed. That is false. They drove into that yard with a loaded .22 rifle, albeit damaged from their attempt to break into a vehicle in a nearby farm just before. The SUV had live rounds and spent .22 casings in it, as they had been shooting that day. Anyone who knows anything about firearms knows you do not put a round in the chamber unless you plan to shoot something. The .22 was found with a round in the chamber, and in Boushie’s immediate proximity with his blood spattered on it. From my experience as a court reporter, there could have been a slew of charges on both sides. Gerald Stanley could have been charged with various firearms charges regarding storage and careless usage, for instance, charges that may have stuck if they had been included in the trial. The occupants of the SUV could have been charged with similar firearms charges from their attendance at both farms. There could have been impaired driving charges as well, given their various (and often contradictory) testimony implied different drivers. They also could have been charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm in commission of an indictable offence, attempted theft and mischief

charges. Possibly perjury, too. For whatever reason, we didn’t see that. Gerald Stanley was found “not guilty” of second degree murder and manslaughter. That is not “innocent.” There is a distinction. There are broader contexts to consider. When I was covering those courts, several of the worst cases I covered were with respect to young people from Red Pheasant First Nation committing break and enters and home invasions in the area, including on the reserve. There was a long history of these things taking place. Is that why Gerald Stanley had a gun in his shed? Who will ever be willing to sit on a jury now? For one, those who didn’t show up seem to have gotten away with it. Those who served have been labelled racist, and wrong, by no less than an implied comment by the prime minister of Canada, who did not hear all the evidence. Thank goodness they are officially anonymous. Emotions are high and tempers are flaring. There has been an enormous amount of racism, and a great deal of outright fallacies, expressed by “supporters” on both sides of this case. The whole affair has greatly set back relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Saskatchewan. How we come back from that, I don’t know. Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at brian. zinchuk@sasktel.net.

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Battleford votes to allow retail cannabis store Continued from Page 1 Like other businesses, cannabis retail outlets will need to get a business license and building code inspections (rules of which are set by the federal government but which munici-

palities are responsible for enforcing). A goal of the zoning bylaws, according to the report, is “to ensure that the Town’s zoning bylaws protect the safety of the residents and visitors to

Battleford including keeping cannabis away from children and youth and continue the socio-economic development of our community.” Councillors also voiced the need to have outlets

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away from schools. “We can appreciate why people would not want this,” Enns-Wind said. “On the other hand, given the way that it’s going [with] the regulations it seems prudent to approve this.” The provincial government will provide direction in regard to certain regulations, but Enns-Wind said, if they want to, municipalities can make regulations more strict than what the provincial government recommends. “It’s a tough decision for the five of us around the table,” Leslie said. “It’s a lifestyle, it’s a culture change.” After council approved the decision, Leslie said

there remain uncertainties, including enforcing driving under the influence, but he didn’t think such uncertainties should have influenced council’s decision. Opting out, Leslie added, won’t stop the illicit sale of cannabis, and said a positive is the ability of government to control it. Leslie hopes the federal government has done enough research into the endeavor and hopes the decision won’t be one to regret at a later date. A few interested parties have come to the Town to collect information about the outlet, Leslie said, although he said he wasn’t sure if they were local or

not. Where a retail outlet would be located is yet to be determined, as regulations would need to be passed first. According to a letter from Cam Swan of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, more permits for cannabis retail outlets could be coming to Saskatchewan. “At this time, the number of retailers in the province will be limited to approximately 60 permits in an effort to balance access for consumers with public safety concerns. Government will consider the potential for additional permits 12 to 18 months after legalization.”

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These photos were captured by reporter Josh Greschner on the way to Spiritwood outside the Cochin Tempo on Friday, Feb. 9 around 6:30 p.m. The Gerald Stanley verdict was announced an hour later.

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Am I the only person who thinks that the cold weather has been here long enough? It seems to me that it has been cold since Christmas. Can we hope that a cold winter brings a hot summer! Since the groundhog was not very encouraging, lets hope that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Activity in Rabbit Lake seems to have been curtailed by the weather as well. Cowboy church with Rev. Ricky Martin from Prince Albert continues on the first and third Fridays of the month. Attendance has been between 15 and 20 people per service. Jan. 18 the Rabbit Lake Senior Sunrise Circle organized its monthly music night at the community hall. This time the Amundrud family provided top notch family entertainment to a good -sized crowd. On Feb. 22 Donny Parenteau will be entertaining. The

abbit Lake News Rabbit Lake Community Hall Board will be providing a roast beef supper for people who have purchased advanced tickets. This is a return visit for Donny. He was very well received when he was here before. The community hall board sponsored the annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at the hall. About 55 people enjoyed the supper that kicked off the Lenten season. Again, this winter on Wednesdays, the Rabbit Lake Rec Center has its skating, burger and bunnock night. The Rabbit Lake Library hosts an annual Kaiser tournament. This year it was to be on Jan. 26 but due to the snow storm causing impassable roads the tournament was postponed and rescheduled to

Feb 9. Eight tables of players along with some spectators enjoyed the evening. The raffle prize went to Don Petersen. The high man was Dave Kowerchuk, the high lady was Ardes Petersen and the one who came in at the bottom of the heap was Steven Clarkson. The library continues to provide programming. Monday night quilting and the dessert of the month raffle have been popular. The January winner of the dessert was Brayden Moore. According to librarian, Lynn Morrison, additional programming is upcoming. March 3 is the Rabbit Lake and District Agricultural Association annual snowmobile rally. We have lots of snow so the trail should be a good ride. The day begins at 10 a.m. and ends with a roast beef supper at the community hall. The Annual General Meeting for the Ag Assoc will be held on April 9 at the Rabbit Lake Community Hall.

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Live feed good for all By Helen Urlacher Correspondent

Upon bartending in the curling rink lounge, I found I was always peeking through the hall to the lobby to see the game and keep updated on the score,

ilkie News and to see when the people are going to start to flood

The community has begun donating toward the SaskCan centre’s live feed project. Left to right are Aaron Lorenz of Maximum Custom Spraying, Helen Urlacher and Laryssa Williams of Grains Connect.

Helen Urlacher receiving a donation to the live feed project from Mark Wangler of Top Gun Ventures.

Ryan Kobelsky and Steven Lutsch, Wilkie Recreation Director. Photos submitted by Helen Urlacher

in to the lounge. A group of people were sitting in the lounge one evening asked if they were able to hear the 50/50 numbers being announced inside the lounge. I replied no. After that evening I thought, ‘Hey, what about a live feed?“ I approached IT expert Ryan Kobelsky during Santa Night and asked if it would be possible to run a feed from a camera to the lounge on to the TV. His reply was, “Very easily and very cheap as well.” I contacted Steven Lutsch, our new recreation director, and we were able to get Ryan to install the camera at a cost of $404. I reached out to community members for a donation towards this project. It was well received, and we have $200 toward this project. Now one can sit in the lobby, the inside of the rink on the bleachers, or casually sip a beverage from the comfort of the curling rink lounge. This will generate more business for the curling rink lounge, and for the community center as a whole. The Outlaws are putting a live feed down at their end into their room for training and or practice purposes. The Outlaws will assume all the costs for that project. The Town of Wilkie will have no or little cost to them to keep the feed maintained, and with no cost for installing it, the town, curling club and Outlaws will not be charged for anything, resulting in nothing but profit for all groups Also, the hall is wired for the live feed; a donation of a TV would be great to put in there. This could be used for grad as the overflow of people not able to attend with the families could watch the grad ceremonies in the hall.

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The 2018

NORTHLAND POWER GAMES CENTRE LOCATED AT: WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM

THE PLACE to be after sporting events each day! Open daily from 4 pm … Everyone Welcome!

Winter Games Celebrate Winters Best February 18 - 24 TAKE IN THE TORCH RELAY AND CEREMONIES:

Opening and Closing Ceremonies are always a highlight of the games and we’re sure our young Saskatchewan athletes, dignitaries and visitors will remember this event for years to come. Ceremonies are exciting events that allow us to shine as the host community of the games! Seating is limited so get your tickets early. The excitement of the torch begins with a parade on February 15th, starting at 1:30 pm. Come join students from 15 schools in The Battlefords along 100th Street as their representatives carry the torch to North Battleford City Hall. It will rest there until the torch relay on Sunday, February 18th, starting at 6 pm. The torch will be brought to the Civic Centre by three torch bearers, brought into the arena during the ceremonies and then carried out for the lighting of the cauldron.

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Time:

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Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 19-23 Feb. 24

1:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 - 10:00 pm 4:00 pm

Civic Centre City Hall Civic Centre Western Development Museum Civic Centre

Event Location Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Opening Ceremonies Civic Centre 19:00 - 20:30 Sponsored by Closing Ceremonies Civic Centre Northland Power Games Centre WDM 16:00-22:00 16:00-22:00 Alpine Skiing Table Mountain 9:15 - 15:30 9:15-15:00 9:00-14:30 Badminton CUPlex Nations West Fieldhouse 13:00-17:30 Biathlon Blue Mountain Adventure Park 10:00-12:30 10:00-12:30 10:00-12:30 Bowling Gutters Bowling Centre Cross Country Skiing Blue Mountain Adventure Park Curling Northland Power Curling Centre 12:00-21:30 10:00-21:30 8:30-14:30 Figure Skating Civic Centre Gymnastics CUPlex Nations West Fieldhouse 8:30-17:30 9:00-17:30 8:00-13:00 Hockey Battleford Arena Hockey Don Ross Arena 9:00-21:30 12:00-17:00 8:30-13:30 Hockey Civic Centre 9:00-21:30 13:30-18:30 8:30-14:30 Judo CUPLex Nations West Fieldhouse 10:30-17:00 9:30-16:30 8:00-11:30 Snowboarding Table Mountain Speed Skating Battleford Arena 9:00-17:00 9:00-17:00 9:00-12:30 Synchronized Swimming Battlefords Coop Aquatic Centre 8:30-18:00 8:00-18:00 9:00-11:30 Table Tennis John Paul II Collegiate Gym Target Shooting John Paul II Collegiate Gym 9:30-20:30 9:00-21:00 8:00-14:00 Weightlifting Dekker Centre 8:30-19:30 9:00-17:30 9:00-13:30 Wrestling Don Ross Gymnasium

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Feb. 24

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Paul Runalls & The Prairie Sailor Band

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NORTHLAND POWER GAMES CENTRE LOCATED AT: WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM

THE PLACE to be after sporting events each day! Open daily from 4 pm … Everyone Welcome!

Winter Games Celebrate Winters Best February 18 - 24 TAKE IN THE TORCH RELAY AND CEREMONIES:

Opening and Closing Ceremonies are always a highlight of the games and we’re sure our young Saskatchewan athletes, dignitaries and visitors will remember this event for years to come. Ceremonies are exciting events that allow us to shine as the host community of the games! Seating is limited so get your tickets early. The excitement of the torch begins with a parade on February 15th, starting at 1:30 pm. Come join students from 15 schools in The Battlefords along 100th Street as their representatives carry the torch to North Battleford City Hall. It will rest there until the torch relay on Sunday, February 18th, starting at 6 pm. The torch will be brought to the Civic Centre by three torch bearers, brought into the arena during the ceremonies and then carried out for the lighting of the cauldron.

Schedule of Events

Event: Torch Parade Torch Relay BATC CDC Opening Ceremony Northland Power Games Centre Open BATC CDC Closing Ceremony

Time:

Location:

Feb. 15 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 19-23 Feb. 24

1:30 pm 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 - 10:00 pm 4:00 pm

Civic Centre City Hall Civic Centre Western Development Museum Civic Centre

Event Location Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Opening Ceremonies Civic Centre 19:00 - 20:30 Sponsored by Closing Ceremonies Civic Centre Northland Power Games Centre WDM 16:00-22:00 16:00-22:00 Alpine Skiing Table Mountain 9:15 - 15:30 9:15-15:00 9:00-14:30 Badminton CUPlex Nations West Fieldhouse 13:00-17:30 Biathlon Blue Mountain Adventure Park 10:00-12:30 10:00-12:30 10:00-12:30 Bowling Gutters Bowling Centre Cross Country Skiing Blue Mountain Adventure Park Curling Northland Power Curling Centre 12:00-21:30 10:00-21:30 8:30-14:30 Figure Skating Civic Centre Gymnastics CUPlex Nations West Fieldhouse 8:30-17:30 9:00-17:30 8:00-13:00 Hockey Battleford Arena Hockey Don Ross Arena 9:00-21:30 12:00-17:00 8:30-13:30 Hockey Civic Centre 9:00-21:30 13:30-18:30 8:30-14:30 Judo CUPLex Nations West Fieldhouse 10:30-17:00 9:30-16:30 8:00-11:30 Snowboarding Table Mountain Speed Skating Battleford Arena 9:00-17:00 9:00-17:00 9:00-12:30 Synchronized Swimming Battlefords Coop Aquatic Centre 8:30-18:00 8:00-18:00 9:00-11:30 Table Tennis John Paul II Collegiate Gym Target Shooting John Paul II Collegiate Gym 9:30-20:30 9:00-21:00 8:00-14:00 Weightlifting Dekker Centre 8:30-19:30 9:00-17:30 9:00-13:30 Wrestling Don Ross Gymnasium

Feb. 22

Feb. 24

16:00-17:00 16:00-22:00 16:00 (23rd) 1:00 (24th) 9:00-19:00

9:00-19:00

9:00-12:30

8:30-20:30 8:00-20:30 9:00-13:30 8:30-13:30 8:30-15:30 8:30-13:30 12:00-21:30 10:00-21:30 8:30-14:30 8:00-17:45 8:30-17:00 9:00-21:30 9:00-21:30

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9:30-12:30

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9:00-14:30

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guitar

and Jake Vaadeland Bluegrass Banjo

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Back of the Bus

Pianist

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD

Interactive drumming,

The Saskatchewan Dance Project

Multicultural Dance

EASY LISTENING Sarah Whitbread

Proudly sponsored by

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Acclaimed Hoop Dancer accompanied by members of

through the lit up WDM Village

INDIGENOUS CULTURE NIGHT

JERSEY NIGHT

Paul Runalls & The Prairie Sailor Band

DANCE

Fred Sasakamoose

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Fri., Feb. 16

Sat., Feb. 17

Sun., Feb. 18

Mon., Feb. 19

Track Open

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8 am - 9 pm

6 am - 9 pm

9 am - 9 pm

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Closed for Winter Games

Closed for Winter Games

Tues., Feb. 20

Wed., Feb. 21

Thurs., Feb. 22

Fri., Feb. 23

Sat., Feb. 24

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Closed for Winter Games

Closed for Winter Games

Closed for Winter Games

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Mon., Feb. 26 Regular Hours Resume

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Tues., Feb. 20

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First Person Exploits into the Unknown - Special Report Today’s “exploit into the unknown” is about the Gerald Stanley seconddegree murder trial. And the word “unknown” is right. After what I saw play out in that courtroom in Battleford over the course of two weeks, the question really does become “where do we go from here?” It seems like the entire nation is struggling to understand why a jury of 12 decided Stanley was not guilty in connection to the shooting death of Colten Boushie on his property on Aug. 9, 2016. On a personal level, I have really struggled to come to terms with the not guilty verdict. My first reaction, to be honest, was just plain shock that Stanley was found not guilty. Then, my immediate emotions turned to a feeling that justice somehow wasn’t accomplished. Why wasn’t this manslaughter, at the very least? I had thought this was clearly the direction this case was going. After I calmed down, I started to think hard about the decisions the jury had to make about this case in the jury room, before coming to their final decision. That has led me to my final mood, which is trying to figure out “what the hell happened?” Here is what I have concluded: the reality is

that the Crown really didn’t have much to work with, right from the start, apart from the obvious fact that someone was shot and killed. They had unreliable witnesses, conflicting testimony, as well as an accused who was willing to take the stand and claim he never intended to kill anyone. On top of that, you had Boushie’s entire family turned against the Crown, calling for an independent investigation and an outof-province prosecutor. Quite honestly, though, I don’t see how an out-ofprovince prosecutor could have fared any better. Let us go back to the start of this trial and relive this as it all unfolded: First, the jury selection at Alex Dillabough Centre. This was the first sign of trouble. Not a single visibly Indigenous person made it onto the jury, because the defence team had used their “peremptory challenges”

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At the outset, reporter John Cairns outside the courthouse with the media pass that allowed him to use digital recorders in and tweet from the courthouse during the Gerald Stanley trial. Obtaining the pass included getting a criminal records check done. Below, a tired reporter near the end of the trial. Photos by Averil Hall

to keep them off. It was a real bone of contention for Boushie supporters. Then came the Crown witnesses: Cpl. Terry Heroux, RCMP. He was the investigator at the scene gathering the evidence. All things considered, a credible witness. But defence lawyer Scott Spencer hammered him on the issue of how the grey Ford Escape wound up in an SGI yard before the defence was able to gather evidence from it about the blood spatter. Sgt. Jennifer Barnes: The “blood expert.” Again, a credible witness, all things considered, but Spencer went after her heavily for not being at the scene to investigate and for basically coming to her conclusions by looking at photos. Cst. Andrew Park: Credible, but problematic. he had also been at the Fouhy farm that night to investigate what happened there. Hmm. Sheldon Stanley:

Remember, folks, Gerald’s son Sheldon was a Crown witness. Sheldon looked credible on the stand in describing hearing the three shots and in hearing Gerald say to him that the gun “just went off.” But his testimony was problematic for the Crown, because it (a) possibly opened the door to self-defence, (b) possibly opened the door to the provocation defense, and (c) opened the door wide open to the notion that this shooting had been an accident. Now we get to the witnesses from the grey Ford Escape that had entered the Stanley property. The Crown needed their testimony to identify Gerald Stanley as the shooter, but after listening to them, you have to wonder why the Crown called them up at all. Eric Meechance:

Spencer destroyed him. He didn’t just destroy him credibility-wise; he also destroyed him emotionally. He could not go on after Spencer showed him pictures from the crime scene. Cassidy Cross and Belinda Jackson. It was more of the same. Spencer brought up the drinking, the checking of cars, all of that. You really got the feeling it was these young people – Boushie’s friends – who were on trial at this point. They had to explain themselves for all sorts of contradictions and all sorts of illegal activities from that Aug. 9 day. There is a saying in soccer: “own goal.” That is where someone from your own team puts the ball into your own net. That’s what the testimony from these individuals amounted to: one “own goal” after another into the Crown’s own net. So much so, in fact, that I wondered if the Crown would do a plea deal right then and there, just to end the agony. It did not happen. And so, the trial continued. Greg Williams: The Crown’s firearms expert. All things considered, the best witness the Crown had during the entire trial. As a result, his testimony was far more of a challenge for Spencer to get around. It was during Williams’ testimony that Spencer really pushed the whole notion that Stanley’s Tokarev gun had gone off because of a hang fire. He grilled Williams at length on this topic. Then came the most audacious moment of the whole trial, when Spencer attempted to enter a Reddit message board into evidence, with comments from people about hang fires they had experienced. This was the kind of stunt you would expect someone like Donald Trump to pull. It didn’t make it into evidence, obviously.

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Then Bill Burge stood up and said that was the case for the Crown. At this point, I turned around and disgustedly thought: “that’s it?” I have followed so many major cases over the years, and I can tell you, this test has never failed me yet. Whenever this is my reaction after I’ve seen a prosecution team wrap up its case, that’s usually a sure sign the prosecution is doomed. “Is that really the best the prosecution can do?!” The defence started calling witnesses: Sandy Ervin: the defence’s own firearms expert. He provided lots of technical information, but his testimony went on and on, and he was the final witness on a Friday afternoon when everyone wanted to go home, and it was pretty dull stuff. Kim Worthington: The guy from the bible camp. Testified about how he and the students at the paintball range saw the grey Ford Escape barreling down the road at 80-90 KM an hour on a flat tire. Wayne Popowich: It seemed like Spencer had lifted this witness literally right off the street. Popowich told the court he was reading a news story about the expert’s opinion on hang fires. So he called up Spencer to say he disagreed with the expert, and Spencer put him on the stand. Popowich got his 15 minutes of Stanley trial fame on Monday recounting his own hang fire incident shooting at gophers years earlier. Nathan Voinorosky: This witness read out of a safety manual about firearms and then he also talked about his own hang fire incident. Along with Popowich, this was more “reasonable doubt” to counter the experts’ claims that hang fires were a rarity. Murray Fouhy and Glennis Fouhy: they testified back-to-back about the damage inflicted by the folks in the grey Escape SUV at their place. Mrs. Fouhy looked like she was scared out of her wits by what happened. The final witness: Gerald Stanley. “The main event.” Compared to some others who’d been on the stand, “Gerry” Stanley came across like an ordinary guy. This was critical for the defence team. Stanley had no choice but to go on the stand and explain what happened, so the jury could get to know him and so the Crown wouldn’t be able to get away with painting him as a hardened criminal. Besides, if he didn’t take the stand, everyone would have been asking why he didn’t take the stand. Continued on Page 11


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The Gerald Stanley trial Continued from Page 10 We all know what Stanley’s testimony was. He described the mayhem of that Aug. 9 day. He described firing warning shots into the air to scare off two of the guys from the SUV. He described the terror he felt when he thought the SUV had run over his wife. He reached into the vehicle to try and shut it off, and claimed the

gun just went off. It wasn’t intentional on his part, so he claimed. This testimony was a huge problem for the Crown because they needed to show this shooting was an intentional act. Yet here was Stanley insisting the complete opposite. The Crown’s case for murder was off the rails. That was obvious now. The only viable case

the Crown had left by this point was to prove manslaughter, and you could tell in the closing statements that was the main issue counsel focused on. To be frank with you, on manslaughter I thought the Crown still had a good case. Bill Burge did his best in cross-examination to paint Stanley as a liar and as an irresponsible gun owner.

Gerald Stanley (centre) and defence lawyer Scott Spencer (left) arriving for court. Photos by Averil Hall

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The deceased’s uncle, Alvin Baptiste, gave several interviews to reporters.

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St. John Ambulance The problem was that so many of the Crown’s own witnesses had looked even more unbelievable than Stanley did by this point. Still, Burge’s crossexamination seemed effective in catching Stanley in contradictions. He pointed out that Stanley didn’t even know how his own gun worked. Stanley didn’t know that taking out the magazine from the Tokarev didn’t disarm the gun. By the time his closing argument was done Thursday morning, I thought Burge had pulled his case out of the fire and had rescued a manslaughter conviction on the grounds that Stanley carelessly used a firearm that went off and killed Colten Boushie. They hadn’t. When the stunning verdict came down on that frigid, depressing Friday night in Battleford, the courtroom erupted into chaos. The Boushie family members could not be consoled. There were screams, there was crying, there were shouts of “you’re a murderer!” In the many years I’ve have been attending courtroom proceedings, I have never witnessed a scene like that. What then played out in the dark of night outside the courthouse afterwards seemed more akin to a political campaign. There were cries about injustice to Indigenous people, and calls for a federal inquiry and for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do something. The FSIN later held their news conference in North Battleford to de-

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the shooting was a “freak accident” may open up a new can of worms for the Stanleys. If Stanley is found liable in a civil action, it’s going to mean even more financial hardship after the crush of legal fees they have had to endure. Of course, the Crown will be looking hard at the charge to the jury made by Chief Justice Martel Popescul to see if there are any grounds for an appeal, or any recourse at all that they can pursue now. Chief Bobby Cameron is right when he says Gerald Stanley “hasn’t gotten away with this yet.” This is far from over. So the Stanley trial, which dominated my life over two full weeks of coverage, is concluded, but the story isn’t. I’m taking a few days off this week to regroup after the rollercoaster of evidence and emotions from this case. There will be lots of time to cover what happens next.

Bill Burge, Crown prosecutor, leaves the courthouse after the verdict.

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Sunday, Feb. 18 6 p.m. – Torch Relay at City Hall

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8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Weightlifting at Dekker Centre 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Men’s Hockey at Civic Centre and Don Ross Arena 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Target Shooting at John Paul II Collegiate 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Gymnastics at Nations West Fieldhouse 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Alpine Skiing at Table Mountain Regional Park 10:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Synchronized Swimming at Battlefords Co-Op Aquatic Centre 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Judo at Nations West Fieldhouse 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Speed Skating at Battleford Arena 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Biathlon at Blue Mountain Adventure Park 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Men’s Curling at Twin Rivers Curling Club 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Northland Power Games Centre at Western Development Museum

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10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Speed Skating at Battleford Arena 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Alpine Skiing at Table Mountain Regional Park 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Biathlon at Blue Mountain Adventure Park 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Men’s Hockey at Civic Centre and Don Ross Arena 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Northland Power Games Centre at Western Development Museum

Wednesday, Feb. 21 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Judo at Nations West Fieldhouse 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Target Shooting Medal Round at John Paul II Collegiate 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Men’s Curling Medal Round at Twin Rivers Curling Club 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Men’s Hockey Medal Round at Civic Centre and Don Ross Arena 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Weightlifting at Dekker Centre

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Speed Skating at Battleford Arena 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Alpine Skiing at Table Mountain Regional Park 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Biathlon at Blue Mountain 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Northland Power Games Centre at Western Development Museum

Thursday, Feb. 22 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Wrestling at Don Ross Centre 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Bowling at Gutters Bowling Centre 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Badminton at Nations West Fieldhouse 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Table Tennis at John Paul II Collegiate 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Women’s Hockey at Don Ross Arena and Battleford Arena 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cross Country Skiing at Blue Mountain Adventure Park 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Snowboarding at Table Mountain Regional Park 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Women’s Curling at Twin Rivers Curling Club 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Figure Skating at Civic Centre 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Northland Power Games Centre at Western Development Museum

Friday, Feb. 23

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Gymnastics at Nations West Fieldhouse

8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Bowling at Gutters Bowling Centre

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Synchronized Swimming at Battlefords Co-Op Aquatic Centre

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John Paul II Collegiate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Badminton at Nations West Fieldhouse 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cross Country Skiing at Blue Mountain Adventure Park 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Women’s Curling at Twin Rivers Curling Club 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Snowboarding at Table Mountain 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Figure Skating at Civic Centre 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Women’s Hockey at Don Ross and Battleford Arena 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Northland Power Games Centre at Western Development Museum

Saturday, Feb. 24 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Table Tennis Medal Round at John Paul II Collegiate 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Women’s Curling Medal Round at Twin Rivers Curling Club 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Women’s Hockey at Don Ross and Battleford Arena 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Badminton Medal Round at Nations West Fieldhouse 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Bowling Medal Round at Gutters Bowling Centre 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Wrestling at Don Ross Centre 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cross Country Skiing at Blue Mountain Adventure Park 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Snowboarding at Table Mountain 4 p.m. – Closing Ceremony at Civic Centre

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final game would be held Sunday in Hafford at 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Battleford Beaver Blues and Shellbrook Silvertips are tied up at one game each in their quarter-final matchup, with the third game in that series taking place at the Battleford Arena Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The two sides will then play again Saturday in Battleford in a 8 p.m. affair, with the fifth and final game occuring Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in Shellbrook if needed. In the SWHL, both best-of-five semifinal series are set in stone as the Wilkie Outlaws will face the Unity Miners and the Macklin Mohawks will take on the Kindersley Red Lions. The Outlaws, who have won the last three league championships, will start off the series on home ice

Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Miners, who gave the Outlaws their only loss of the year in the final regular season game, will host the second matchup between the two sides on Friday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m. Game three of the series will head back to Wilkie on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. If needed, game four would be held in Unity on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m. The fifth and final game, if required, would take place in Wilkie on Tuesday, Mar. 6. Meanwhile, only the first two games in the Mohawks and Red Lions series had been finalized as of press time. The Mohawks will host game one on Sunday at 5:30 p.m., with the second matchup being held in Kindersley Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

this week, were unable to keep their perfect record intact as they lost to Doug Belyk. Ed Kjargarrd, who has only lost one game this season kept pace with the league leaders with a win over Dick Wisner. In other action, Alexander Scott defeated Allan

Rogers, Wally O’Hare beat Bob Krismer and Dick Horrell got three points in the final end to pick up the win over Doreen Dudek. The New Horizons league will be off next week due to the Saskatchewan Winter Games and will return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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After the Meota Combines blew out the Maymont Settlers 6-1 to even out the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League playoff series at one game a piece in Maymont on Friday, the Settlers fought back with a double-overtime win Sunday in a 6-5 thriller at the Civic Centre and take a 2-1 series lead in the best-offive quarter-final series. Derek Welford opened the scoring for the Combines, followed shortly by a goal from Maymont’s Kyle Fiddler, with an assist from Maymont captain Kyle Lichtenwald. Welford scored again to give the Combines the lead before going into the second period, then opened the period with another goal, scoring on Zach Noble’s short side from a cross-ice feed from Daxen Collins. Welford’s line was buzzing as the forward got three goals in less than 23 minutes of game play. Fiddler responded with another goal on an assist from forward Darren De-

lainey, but a laser from the point by Meota defenceman Sean Patrick, on assists from captain Scott Maunula and Daxen Collins put the Combines in the driver’s seat 4-2 with less than a minute remaining in the second. Maymont wouldn’t settle however. Darren Delainey got his first goal of the night with an assist by Quinton Cubbon, followed by a power play goal from defenceman Nick Strain on a shot that flew over Josh Alook’s glove hand, tying the game 4-4. Meota got another penalty in the third period (seven Combines skaters weren’t penalized in the game), but a shorthanded goal by Combines forward Troy Watt off the rush pushed Meota ahead. Watt finished the goal with an Alex Ovechkin-like celebration. Not to be outdone, Maymont’s assistant captain Chad Bernier, who was on the ice for Watt’s goal, buried a goal to tie the game late in the third, on assists from linemates Scott Lange and Ty Steacy each

getting on the scoresheet. Consistent goaltending from Zach Noble kept the Settlers in the game, and shots at he end of regulation were 40-15 in favour of Meota. Players were noticeably tired during the first overtime period although there were scoring chances, including a breakaway by Kyle Fiddler who tried to complete a hat trick, but was stoned by Alook. The most action came late in the second overtime period, when Meota defenceman David Greyeyes got a game misconduct from a check-from-behind in Meota’s end and a fiveminute major. Darren Delainey scored the gamewinner for Maymont. Delainey and Fiddler each finished the game with three points, while Scott Maunula and Daxen Collins combined for seven assists. The next game will be played in Maymont at 8:00 p.m. Friday. A fifth game, if needed, will take place Saturday at a yet to be determined location.

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Despite the cold weather on Friday night, about 35 people gathered at the Spiritwood Main Street Art Gallery for the opening of Rigmor Clarke’s gallery show, The Untamed Landscape. Rigmor Clarke is an artist now based in Shell Lake, who grew up in

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Do Drop In gets together By Lorna Pearson Correspondent

Since I usually open on the topic of weather, we have so much to be thankful for, living right here! In the Smithers-Telkwa area in northern British Columbia, they have three feet of snow and more coming. In Telkwa, the roof of an addition built onto the Bulkley Valley Home Center caved in and has been torn down. This was only added about five years ago, so not good advertising for a lumber company. No injuries, though. Kitimat, nearer the coast, has had 70 inches of snow so far and Terrace, further inland, has had 60 inches. Sorry Canasta players, I had the time wrong when I said 7:30; it should be 7 p.m. sharp. We had four tables in play Friday evening and everyone had a pleasant time. Top score went to Bev McCrimmon and Evelyn Dutton, second were Murray McCrimmon and Paulette Neale and third were Barbara Soloninko and Charles Walker. Next gathering will be Feb. 23. The Meota Snowmobile Rally is set for Feb. 17. COPS group is looking for volunteers to play a part in keeping our community safe. Contact the village office. The Library’s annual general meeting is set for

eota News Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the village council meeting room. The next ARDA meeting is on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The next Noon Luncheon will be held Feb. 16, so hope to see you in the Community Complex supporting our hall. The next Wellness Clinic will be in the Do Drop In Feb. 15 from 8:40 to 10:40 a.m. For appointments call 306-446-6445. The library has started their ‘Winter Games’ program, which runs from Jan.4 to March 2. Participants get their name entered each time they complete an activity - read three books, make a craft, bingo cards or donate a small bag of dog food for the animal shelter. Draw for prizes will be on March 16. The fellow who left a bit of dog food behind the fourplex, please pick it up. Duplicate bridge was played in Meota Feb. 6 with first going to Catriona Winterholt and Cletus Scherman, second were Gerry Fernandes and Joyce Antoine and third were Genny Craig and Mary Greenwald. On Feb. 8 in the Pioneer Hall in the city, top

score was by Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen, second went to Joyce Antoine and Margaret Dyck and third were Donna Scherman and Catriona Winterholt. These programs are getting back on track after many cancellations in the past months. The Darryl and Christine Amundson family from Park Valley entertained to a full hall in Rabbit Lake, Jan. 18. Their program consisted of gospel songs, some of their own originals, as well as blue grass music. Their son Ira from Park Valley and his friend Jake Vaadeland from Cut Knife will be playing their banjos at Telemiracle on Sunday, March 4, at 11 a.m. This timing we should be able to make. The monthly meeting of the Do Drop In was held Feb. 9 with a better attendance than usual. Minutes were read and financial report given, followed by the library report for January. They had 292 patrons and were open 61 hours. Thursdays are visiting days from 2 to 4 p.m. This month there were 79 folks in to visit. At the Saturday Storytime there were 22 children in to share. Jan. 20 was ‘Snow Day’ and the children got a chance to tell winter stories of their own after the winter story was read, 24 children this day. Some Valentine decorations have been put up, but no Valen-

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tine Tea will be held this year. Lawrie Ward reported on the very informative talk on what the government has done and plans to do given at their last Lions Club meeting by Larry Doke, but notice of his coming was too short to let more people know. SSAI Bowling will be held in Prince Albert but players here have decided not to attend. No Lifeline or other speakers are available at this time. Club memberships are $10 and due April 1. Resolutions to go to convention have to be worded and sent in soon. The government has sold some of their ‘low rental accommodations’ in at least two towns in Saskatchewan, and now they sit empty because the buyer raised the rent. A resolution will be made to the effect that we advise the government’s Senior Housing Authority to stop this practice. The Provincial SSAI Convention is being held in the Heritage Inn in Saskatoon, June 6-7, and we can send two delegates. The next shuffleboard tournament is set for March 10. The Winter Games are being held in North Battleford Feb. 18-24 and they are in need of volunteers in many areas. Some jobs require a copy of your criminal record check, but many do not. Apply at the Games Office in Room 110 at the Don Ross Center or e-mail to nb2018@saskgames.ca. The next club meeting is set for March 9 followed by the noon pot luck luncheon. (Worth more than one membership!) Lunch every time is delicious. Mayfair community is again presenting their an-

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nual entertaining play. This year it is Old Hams, sounds like fun! It will be on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Thursday and Friday plays are held after a buffet supper and the Sunday play is after a noon buffet. The number to call for tickets is 306-824-4616 in Mayfair. The $25 ticket covers both the play and the meal. It is interesting to see the news media interview Harold Fast, a Spiritwood pilot, as he makes his flight across the Americas raising money for Give Hope Wings. The two planes will travel where they can see one another and are piloted by five fellows. Harold will co-pilot the plane owned by Russ Airey of Windsor, Ont. Hope Air is a charity that arranges free nonemergency medical flights for low-income Canadians who must travel far from home for medical care. Support from the Agriculture communities have contributed much toward their goal of $500,000 because they are making 57 stops. Going through mainly

Spanish speaking customs offices, they expect holdups and waits and possible problems where guys are walking down the airstrip with submachine guns. The interview was by Skype, so not as good a picture as usual. It was another fun-filled happy day Saturday, Feb. 10, when 22 seniors gathered for a day of shuffleboard and various other games, plus a delightful pot luck noon meal, at the Do Drop In. Lots of visiting throughout the day made for a very successful venture. Top score in shuffleboard was Ken Schmidt and Maureen Campbell, second were Linda Ard and Genny Craig, third were Muriel Tebay and Svend Christiansen, fourth were Gail Hilderman and Vivianne Lesko. We broke a couple of records that day with the highest single game score of 41, and the highest threegame total since 2015 of 94. Thanks to all participants who made the day a success. 18023JJ0

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Borden diners solve a murder mystery By Lorraine Olinyk Correspondent

The Borden Lions Valentines Murder Mystery Theatre was held Feb. 10 in the Borden Community Centre with a great crowd on hand to try and solve the mystery. The hall was decorated with Lions banners all along one wall, Valentines centre pieces on the tables, and flags on stage flanking Celtic Country who played for an hour before the meal. The meal was prepared and served by the Lions members: a fancy spinach salad, champagne chicken breast with special sauces, oven roasted potatoes and veggies and cheese cake for dessert. Between courses, the actors from Battlefords Community Players sat at the different tables, roving around the hall giving clues. The TV Evangelist Rev. Chatband and his group were supposedly travelling from North Battleford to Saskatoon when their bus broke down in Borden so they dropped in at the centre and were welcomed for supper. The bus driver spoke about the trip while drinking coffee. But, after a few sips, he staggered out of the hall and fell dead in the foyer. The inspector from Ruddell was called and interviewed all the people on the bus who could have given the poisoned drink. As the meal

orden Radisson ended, the audience voted on who they thought did the Murder Most Fowl, and from the right answers Peter Thiessen’s name was drawn for the door prize – two tickets to see Mouse Trap by Agatha Christie that Battlefords Community Players are putting on later this year. The ladies of the Radisson Royal Purple met at the home of Audrey Baker in Borden on Feb. 5 and made donations of $100 each to the Borden Fire Department, Radisson Communiplex and Radisson Curling Rink. They also decided to purchase a bench with an engraved plaque stating Radisson Royal Purple 1976-2018 to be installed somewhere along Main Street in Radisson. A mail out was posted in Radisson and posters placed in Borden about the closure of the lodge, thanking everyone for their patronage over the 42 years the lodge served. The supplies and equipment left in the hall will be placed in storage and donated locally. Condolences are extended to the family of Stan Foster, who passed away suddenly at home on Feb. 5 at the age of

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A Liver Detox is Easier than You Think Every person’s health and wellbeing depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A live cleanse is a great way to do this. The liver is involved in hundreds of different bodily functions. Two of the most important of these are digestion and the elimination of wastes. Our modern diet and lifestyle can overburden the liver, causing congestion and sluggishness and resulting build-up of toxins and waste in the body. It is essential for our general health and well-being to keep our livers functioning properly. Some of the risk factors associated with impaired liver function are heavy alcohol abuse, intravenous drug use exposure to certain industrial chemicals an environment toxins, obesity and a diet high in saturated fats, and processed foods, prescription medications including acetaminophen, and autoimmune diseases. There are many symptoms related to impaired liver function. Some of them are • Bloating and gas

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January and February keep our families full of cake. With six birthdays already celebrated we have four more upcoming, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my husband a happy birthday on the 17th and my M-i-L Anne, my Si-L Cindy and my dad all a happy and healthy birthday on Feb. 22. This community owes a huge thanks to long time volunteer, Bob Burns. At the recent wildlife supper, he was recognized for a remarkable 58 years of teaching firearm and hunter safety in Unity, meaning nearly every person at this event had been taught by Burns himself. Bob has past been recognized at the Celebrate Unity event for this long time deed as well as long time commitment and dedication to the Unity Golf Club. In addition, Unity proudly has his photo on the “Wall of Fame” for his lifetime of commitment to these deeds. Congratulations to all local athletes, and volunteers from here, who will be part of the Saskatchewan Winter Games taking place in North Battleford starting with opening ceremonies this weekend. Unity has a multitude of athletes participating in a multitude of sports. There will definitely be family, friends and fans travelling back and forth to this week-long event. This is the last day of school for students until Feb. 26 when classes will resume again after the break. Staff, students and parents will look forward to a week of downtime to regroup and refresh before classes resume again. The curling rink activity now includes high school teams, both junior and senior divisions, competing for their respective district championship events. Last weekend the rink was kept busy hosting Northern Men’s Senior curling playdowns that included several local players and some well-known teams. Next up on the agenda is the annual Oilpersons’ bonspiel being held the first weekend in March. And you can be sure Olympic curling is on the big screen in the lounge. Unity Minor Hockey once again played host to a neutral ice SJHL game featuring the Kindersley Klippers and La Ronge Ice Wolves. A smaller crowd

on the hockey rink side is either having a look at the schedules on the TVs in the rink lobby, logging onto the calendar of arena scheduling on the Town of Unity website or watching for posters around town. The Midget AA Lazers continue to be in the top three of their league as they head into playoff season. As we’ve said many times, there is always room for fans in the stands so why not come out and support your favorite player or team during the last part of this year’s hockey season. As we all know, some times playoffs can take teams deep into the season while other playoff experiences don’t go as planned and end season’s early. Don’t miss a minute of the action! The event postings on social media and event posters around town are blossoming. Stay tuned, folks, as there is plenty of activity upcoming in town that includes the annual “Celebrate Unity” event coming up the first weekend in March, recognizing event hosts, milestone business anniversaries and exemplary service to community members. This event will also feature the Traditional Celtic Music of “West of Mabou” Also upcoming in March is the UCRC and Lions partner-

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• Acid reflux and heartburn • Constipation • Skin and/or eyes that are yellowish (a symptom of jaundice) • Inability to lose weight • High blood pressure • Moodiness, anxiety or depression • Dark urine • Chronic fatigue • Excessive sweating • Bruise easily • Poor appetite Fortunately, you can help improve your liver’s functioning. Through liver cleanse, you can start to feel better a matter of a couple of weeks. The Wild Rose Liver D-Tox Program is specially designed to gently stimulate bile production by the liver and enhance digestion. The 15-day program includes: • Biliherb (60 tablets; 2 tablets 2 times a day) • Milk Thistle Plus (60 Vcaps; 2 Vcaps 2 times a day) • C-Herbaplex (30 tablets; 1 tablet 2 times a day) Biliherb herbal formula features black radish root in a base of supportive herbs. Black radish has traditionally been used its ability to stimulate the production of bile. Milk Thistle Plus contains milk thistle seed extract - a well

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known liver protestant. Milk thistle research indicates its unique ability to protect and support proper liver function. C-Herbaplex provides vitamin C (a ascorbic acid) in a base of naturally-occurring bioflavonoids along with parsley, red raspberry and mullein leaves. Vitamin C is an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health. The meal plan and dietary recommendations included are designed to complement the use of this program. There are some benefits associated with the practice of liver cleansing. Not only does it jump start a healthy eating program it may also help you lose weight. Just what can liver cleansing do for you? • Weight Loss • Immune System Support • Discourages Liver Stones • Supports Whole Body Detox • Boosts Energy • Increases Vitality Remember that by leasing the liver, you’re restoring it to peak efficiency. Reducing all that toxic buildup will make skin look brighter and healthier. If you’re ready to make a change for the better, a liver cleanse might be a great start. Always consult your health care professional before starting any supplement program.

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OBITUARIES WARD: Orest - Passed away with his family by his side on Friday, February 9, 2018 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. OREST RAYMOND WARD, of Petrolia, was in his 84th year. Orest was predeceased in 2004 by his first wife Sharon (nee Crawshaw). He is survived by his wife Sheila Larson-Ward, his children Lisa (Todd) Harris, Chris (Gail Quesnelle) Ward, Robert (Penny) Ward, and Susanne (Brian Secord) Cunningham, his grandchildren Jessica (Rob) Capes, Brittany (Alex) Marchbank, Matthew (Jolene) Ward, Nic Ward, Michael Ward, Spencer Ward, Shelby Ward, Cole Cunningham, and Olivia Cunningham, and his numerous great-grandchildren. He is the brother to Rose Smith, Bob Ward, Pat Meadows, and Lorne Ward. He was predeceased by his parents Ted and Pearl Ward, sister Pauline Cadrain, and his brother David Ward. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, 4059 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Blackwell Cemetery at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca). Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.needhamjay.com. __________________________________________________ ACASTER: In Loving Memory of David Warris Acaster, born November 11, 1919 at Winnipeg, MB, passed away January 29, 2018 in North Battleford, SK. David will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors and all that knew him. Predeceased by his parents, John & Florence Acaster; siblings: Fanny (Gordon) Madill, George (Agnes) Acaster, Margaret (Jack) Cubbon, Arthur (Ruth) Acaster, Jessie (Tom) Horrell, Catherine (Henry) Puff, Walter (Connie) Acaster, Douglas Acaster and Fred Acaster. David Acaster was the fifth son and ninth child of Florence and John Acaster of Brokenhead, Manitoba. The family moved to a farm near North Battleford, SK in 1922. He attended Mount Hope School, completing his Grade 11 by correspondence. In 1940 he attended the Saskatoon Technical School, taking machine shop and welding to prepare for war work. He was sent to Fort William to work at Canada Car Foundry where the Hawker Hurricane aircraft was manufactured. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in November of 1941, trained and embarked for England in the fall of 1942. He eventually became attached to 428 “Ghost Squadron”, posted at Middleton St. George as part of No. 6 Bomber Command. He returned to Canada in 1945 and was discharged that fall. He then completed Grade 12 at the Canadian Vocational Training School in Saskatoon and entered the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in the 1946-47 term. David found employment in various positions in Lloydminster, Regina, Victoria, Winnipeg and Vancouver, returning to North Battleford in 1958. He was a car salesman for a local dealership until 1969 when he went to work for the Saskatchewan Hospital as an accounting clerk and then payroll clerk until retirement in 1984. In his retirement he volunteered for Meals On Wheels, enjoyed gardening, carpentry and photography. Spring to fall he enjoyed the outdoors, camping and travelling around the countryside and working at the home farmstead. He also worked on a local history book and published two of his own books. Service Of Celebration And Thanksgiving was held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from ‘The Garden Chapel’ - Battlefords Funeral Service, North Battleford, Saskatchewan with Officiant Mrs. Joyce Salie. Shared Memories were given by Kaitlyn Acaster & Corey Acaster. Music Ministry: Mrs. M. Junice Headley – Pianist; Robert MacKay – Soloist: “Bringing In The Sheaves”; CD Selections: “Stand By Me” - Tennessee Ernie Ford & “How Great Thou Art” - John McDermott. Honourary Pallbearers were Family, friends and all who shared in his life. Memorial Donations are requested to the donor’s choice. Interment will be at the Veteran Section - City Cemetery, North Battleford, SK. (at a later date) Arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. __________________________________________________

SLOTZER: Keith passed away in the afternoon of February 7, 2018 at Harwood Manor in North Battleford, SK at the age of 88 years. Keith was born in Eston SK, residence Lacadena, SK. At an early age they moved to Wilkie, SK where his father bought a grocery/clothing store. At an early age he started to work at the store, delivering groceries on his bicycle. He met the love of his life Irene in 1955. They married, and continued to live in Wilkie until 1960, they then moved to Saskatoon. Keith worked for Canada Safeway until his retirement in 1986. They moved to the cottage at Murray Lake, and spent their winters in the USA for 26 years. Keith’s enjoyment in life was golfing, photography, fishing, watching all sports and quiet time with his wife Irene. Keith is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Irene. Sister Shirley Goodfellow (Gordon); Sister-inlaw Ellen Reinwald, Jean Copley (Kenneth); nephew Troy Copley; His nieces and nephews and his great niece and great nephew. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held for Keith at a later date in the spring. Condolences for the family may be left at www.eternalmemoriesfuneral.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.

GAMBLE: Dave was born in Medstead, Saskatchewan to Wendell and Ellen Gamble. He left home at an early age and joined the Canadian Navy and travelled the world visiting many countries as part of his tour. He had many fond memories of these adventures. When he returned he went to work as a police officer in North Battleford, Saskatchewan after which time he came to Alberta. He went to work for Syncrude as a steam engineer when they started up in Fort McMurray. He then moved to Innisfail and began work with Shell where he stayed until his retirement. It was at this point where he met and married the last woman he would love - Patti Lougheed and became the proud father of a brand new bouncing baby girl and boy (Shauna was 15 years old and Jason was 12). He went back to work after retirement from Shell - this time with Penn West where he stayed until his retirement. Dave was well known to friends and family as a big gruff man but when you really knew him he had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help if you were in need. He was fond of his morning coffee with his comrades at the Legion. He enjoyed playing crib and the socializing at the crib tournaments. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Gordon. He is survived by sister Gen; and brothers: Dick, John and Keith. He is also survived by his daughter: Shauna Lougheed (Paul); son: Jason (Janice); grandchildren: Chase (Samm), Quinn, Sage, Kai, Emiley and Kohl. He will be missed by two great grandchildren: Aria and Oliver that made their gruff old great grandpa smile. A celebration of David’s life was held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #104, Innisfail, Alberta on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:00pm. If friends desire donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Branch #104. __________________________________________________

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The Day God Took You Home A million times I’ve needed you. A million times I’ve cried. If love alone Could have saved you, You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, No one else can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone. Part of me went with you, The day God took you home. WE LOVE & MISS YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS, — Camille & Sarah

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If  or   Planner   845-­�6702   at   questions  at  or  (306)   additional   information  through   call   the   email   Municipal   written comments on these proposals, please do so yvonne@northboundplanning.ca.    or   Planner   at   (306)   845-­�6702   through   email   at   Yvonne  Pprior rusak,   MA,  MCIP,      R PP   inS.  writing toBASc,   Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to the yvonne@northboundplanning.ca.         Municipal   Planner   RM of Mervin No.BASc,   499,MBox 130,RPP   Turtleford, SK, S0M S.  Yvonne   Prusak,   A,  MCIP,   January  23,  2018   2Y0. For Pquestions orMA,   additional Municipal   S.  Yvonne   Planner   rusak,  BASc,   MCIP,  RPP   information call the Municipal Planner at (306) 845-6702 or January   23,  P2lanner   018   Municipal   through email January  23,   2018   at

RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MERVIN No. 499 Public Notice of Discretionary Use Subdivisions

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CAREER TRAINING

APARTMENTS/CONDOS FOR RENT 1 bedroom apartment for rent. 961 -107th Street. Rent is $600 Fridge/Stove included. References required. Call 306-445-4646.

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(Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997) Notice is hereby given that 101250225 Saskatchewan Ltd. has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Tavern and Retail Store permits to sell alcohol in the premises known as Southbay Inn at 501 Lot 6 Block 3 Plan 72B09981 Turtle Lake South Bay, SK. Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious, or competition-based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Box 5054 Regina, SK S4P 3M3

VILLAGE OF EDAM

Public Notice: Zoning Bylaw Amendment Public Notice is hereby given that the Council for the Village of Edam intends to adopt two (2) bylaws under The Planning and Development Act (PDA), 2007 to amend Bylaw No. 02-17, known as the Zoning Bylaw (ZB), and adopt a municipal bylaw regulating planning and development fees within the Municipality. INTENT: The intent of the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment is to better align the Village of Edam’s Zoning Bylaw with provincial legislation regarding discretionary uses, notice of decisions, permit validity periods, development appeals boards, fees, aesthetic qualities and telecommunication towers. AFFECTED LAND: The affected land is legally described as all lands located within the jurisdiction of the Village of Edam. REASON: The reason for the amendment to the Zoning Bylaw is as follows: • Clarify for discretionary uses: application procedures, evaluation criteria, public notice requirements, how Council renders decisions, and potential limitations of approvals. • Simplify notice of decision procedures, clarify permit validity periods and standardize Development Appeal Board procedures. • The municipality is also looking at adopting a fee schedule bylaw for planning and development. • The bylaw is also proposing to remove all references to the control of aesthetic requirements, and telecommunication towers. PUBLIC INSPECTION: Any person may inspect the bylaw at the Village office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. as well as between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, excluding any statutory holidays. Copies will be available to the public, or by emailing the Village at edamvill@sasktel.net. Additional information and maps can be found on the Village website at www.villageofedam.ca. PUBLIC HEARING: The Public Hearing shall be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Village Office, Main Street, Edam, SK, S0M 0V0. Issued by the Village of Edam this 12th day of February, 2018. Pamela Dallyn Administrator

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your workat-home career today! POST FRAME BUILDERS - Prairie Post Frame’s premium laminated post buildings with competitive pricing has resulted in an unprecedented growth. We are looking for additional outstanding builders. Hundreds of projects sold per year. Contact howard@prairiepostframe.ca.

PETS

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Do you love me yet? Because I love you already! My name is Rhea (Ray-ah)and go by ray or ray ray or basically whatever you want to call me and I will come! My favourite thing in the whole wide world is giving hugs, although not everybody likes hugs so I am learning to give hugs only when my kennel family asks for them. Every dog I meet is my instant BFF and I will make it known with a hug but they don’t always like that so my kennel family is teaching me to meet slowly so I don’t scare my next BFF and I’m getting pretty good at it! There isn’t much that I am scared of but new humans and those little humans do scare me a lot. But I am learning that they aren’t so bad after all as long as my kennel family tells me so, I will warm up quickly! I love other animals too! But I still don’t really know how to approach them as some don’t want to play like I do. Although I love my kennel family I think it’s time for me to be apart of yours! My ideal new family would be very active and love taking me for walks and hopefully have lots of friends for me to play with maybe a daycare or dog parks very often. I am working on being friends with those little humans so maybe none of them just yet (I promise I’m getting better!) I can be very shy In new situations so I need lots of guidance from my human to help me through it. I am kennel trained but I don’t like being in there for too long as I get bored and want to get out any way possible. I haven’t met you yet, but I will be your best friend, companion and snuggle bug forever and ever. Come meet me! I can’t wait to meet you!! This sweet girl is in foster care but is available for adoption. If interested in meeting her you can contact the shelter or the foster home (Paws Republic In Martensville)

PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Check out all our Shelter animals in need of homes at: www.battlefordsanimalshelter.com

HERITAGE PROPERTY

OPEN TO ALL MÉTIS CITIZENS

Notice is hereby given that not less than thirty days from the date of this notice the Council of the Rural Municipality of Battle River #438 intends to pass a bylaw pursuant to the For more information , provisions of The Heritage Property Act, to designate as contact MN-S toll free at 1-888-343-6667.  Municipal Heritage Property the following property known as: The Battleford Industrial School Cemetery Located:

NE-18-43-16-W3 and described as Blk/Par A, Plan 101871716 Ext. 0 ISC Parcel Number 154377894

Any person wishing to object to the proposed designation must serve council with written objection stating the reasons and all relevant facts by March 31, 2018. RM of Battle River #438, Box 159, Battleford, Saskatchewan, S0M 0E0. Dated this 15th day of February, 2018. Betty Johnson Administrator

For Sale by Tender The Village of Mervin offers for sale the following properties: 1.

Lot 3, Block 12 Plan 83B15813 Lot 6, Block 12 Plan 83B15813 Blk 4, Plan U828

2.

A tender must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Property Tender” addressed to the Village of Mervin Box 35 Mervin, SK S0M 1Y0

RM of Turtle River No. 469 Public Notice Interim Development Control Bylaw Amendment

3.

Tenders must be postmarked by 4:00 pm on March 15, 2018

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality (RM) of Turtle River No. 469 had adopted a bylaw under section 80 of the Planning and Development Act, 2007, and section 25(b) of the Interpretation Act, 1995, to amend Bylaw No. 03-2016, known as the Interim Development Control Bylaw (IDCB).

4.

A certified cheque to the municipality for 5% of the amount of the tender must accompany the tender.

5.

Highest, or any tender, not necessarily accepted.

6.

Successful bidder will have 30 days to provide the balance of cash to complete the purchase.

7.

Appointments to view the property may be made by calling the Village Office at 306-845-2784.

NOTICES / NOMINATIONS

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT: The amendment is to allow for a lesser development setback adjacent to certain road allowances, protect sight line triangles, and include fence regulations. AFFECTED LAND: The affected lands of these amendments are all lands within the jurisdiction of RM 469. REASON: The reason for the IDCB amendment is to provide the following: 1. Allow for a reduced development setback from the centre of an adjacent municipal road allowance where the road is not a thru-road because of natural features (i.e., Turtle River). This revision is to accommodate a proposed subdivision where future development shall require a lesser setback. 2. Expand on traffic safety hazards by defining “driveway sight triangle”, and “sight triangle”, listing where obstructions are allowed and prohibited. 3. Include regulations within the Hamlet of Vawn regarding fence construction. PUBLIC INSPECTION: Any person may inspect the bylaw at the RM of Turtle River No. 469 office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. Copies are available at cost. Issued at the RM of Turtle River Office this 12th day of February 2018. Nicole Collins Administrator RM of Turtle River No. 469

Dated the 15th day of February, 2018. Lora Hundt Administrator Village of Mervin

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TENDERS

Hafford Cattle Company Inc. is now accepting tenders for a contract

PASTURE MANAGER for the 2018 grazing season. Tender closing February 20, 2018 Please email

haffordcattleco@gmail.com for a tender package

Atton’s Lake Regional Park

is currently taking tender applications for

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

TOWN OF BATTLEFORD

Summer Employment Opportunities

The Town of Battleford is looking to fill the following positions: *Summer positions are available in Parks, Fred Light Museum, Tot Lot and Campground and Works and Utilities Departments. Some positions require a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License. All positions except Tot Lot starting on or about May 1. Tot Lot start date will be on or about May 22. Salary: as per Union Agreement. Please send a detailed resumé with cover letter specifying your department of interest. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate this on the cover letter as well, stating order of preference. Deadline: March 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Please submit by email to: hr@battleford.ca (or drop off to south side, Alex Dillabough Centre, Battleford); fax: 306-937-3103. Note: please supply a valid email address for correspondence. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The LEASE of the Main Concession Booth in Atton’s Lake Regional Park

The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Atton’s Lake Regional Park 104 Broad Street Box 12, Cut Knife, SK S0M 0N0 E-mail: attonsadmin@sasktel.net Please phone (306) 390-7374 for more information. Application deadline is 4:00 PM Monday February 26, 2018

is accepting applications for the following position:

CONCESSION OPERATOR: Rent building and run your own business with some regulations from the Park Board. Must have valid “Food Handling Course”; at times will need 2 workers. This position you must provide a “Criminal Check” before being hired. Apply as soon as possible. Send to email: redberrylakepark@xplornet.com or by mail to Box 250 Hafford, SK S0J 1A0.

Please inquire for further information. Please apply by written tender at

Redberry Lake Regional Park

Redberry Lake Regional Park

For more information call Bernedette Harach 639-317-4346

is accepting applications for the following position:

Atton’s Lake Regional Park

QUALIFIED SWIM INSTRUCTOR: Required certified lifeguard, CPR and first aid. Needed for one week starting 3rd week of July or 1st week of August, to teach all levels. This position you must provide a “Criminal Check” before being hired. Apply as soon as possible. Send to email: redberrylakepark@xplornet.com or by mail to Box 250 Hafford, SK S0J 1A0. For more information call Bernedette Harach 639-317-4346

is accepting applications for the following positions Park Manager Management duties include but not limited to all matters necessary to oversee maintenance staff and operation of campgrounds, maintenance of park grounds and services as necessary to leased cabin lots. Level Two Water Operator’s Certificate would be an asset, but not necessary for placement. Employment from mid April 2018 to mid October 2018. Golf Course Greens Keeper The successful applicant will be able to perform all tasks as necessary to efficiently maintain a nine hole grass greens course, care of equipment and overseeing of maintenance staff. Employment from early April 2018 to late October 2018. The above listed managerial positions are salaried and are considered full time on site working positions. All managers can expect to pick up extra shifts and some weekends throughout. Actual employment dates will be weather dependent. OTHER POSITIONS Golf Course Maintenance Workers - Full time positions Park Grounds Maintenance Workers – Full time positions

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Reporter Correspondents Redberry Lake Regional Park is accepting applications for the following position:

MAINTENANCE: 40 hour weeks: 8 hour days from May 1st to Sept. 30th. Must have valid driver’s license; be able to work well with others; be able to work weekends. List expected salary. This position you must provide a “Criminal Check” before being hired. Apply as soon as possible. Send to email: redberrylakepark@xplornet.com or by mail to Box 250 Hafford, SK S0J 1A0. For more information call Bernedette Harach 639-317-4346

required for all rural areas

• All District First Nations • Cando • Cochin • Cut Knife • Glaslyn • Hafford • Lashburn • Livelong

• Mervin • North of the Gully • • • • •

(Maidstone)

Maidstone Paradise Hill Medstead St. Walburg Turtleford

NOTE: These are freelance opportunities, not salaried positions. Ideally, reporter correspondents should reside within the communities listed above.

For more information contact:

Becky Doig (Editor)

email: newsoptimist.news@sasktel.net or toll free 1-866-549-9979

Golf Course Concession Workers - Full and part time positions available for qualified individuals 19 years of age or greater from early to mid May 2018 to late August and some into mid October 2018, depending upon the position. Duties include, but are not limited to, telephone attendance, booking of tee times, checking in of golf patrons, meal preparation, service of food and beverages, collecting of fees. Sask Liquor and Gaming SIRS certification is required. Park Office Staff – Full and part time positions are available from mid-May to mid or late August & early September 2018. Preference will be given to mature individuals, 18 years of age or greater, who are willing and able to take on unexpected tasks as necessary and whom are able to multi task. Duties to include, but are not limited to, telephone attendance, booking of campsites on online reservation system, checking in campground patrons, relaying requests and issues to maintenance staff, administration and park overseer, booking of septic pump outs, collecting of fees and recording of daily revenues. Part time positions for gate attendance will be considered for the qualified applicants of lesser than 18 years of age. For all positions listed: Actual hours can be weather dependent and may be allotted in regards to individual suitability. Weekend and shift work will be required. Cleanliness and proper apparel while on duty is expected of all staff. Good communication skills and a hospitable nature will be definite assets to placement. Please indicate which position you are applying for and send a separate application if applying for more than one, indicating whether part time or full time and wage expected. Driver’s Abstracts are required and must be provided for maintenance positions. Some living quarters are available for Park Maintenance staff. As well staff campsites are available, on a 1st come 1st served basis, for individuals wishing to stay at the park. All positions are considered probationary for no less than 90 days and will require weekend & evening shifts. Please forward applications to: Atton’s Lake Regional Park 104 Broad Street Box 12, Cut Knife, SK S0M 0N0 Phone (306) 390-7374 Email: attonsadmin@sasktel.net Deadline for applications 4:00 PM February 26, 2018.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Royal Canadian Legion Branch #70

PART-TIME JANITOR $13.50/hour

The successful applicant needs good communication skills, a criminal record check and be able to work unsupervised. Apply in person with resumé to: Royal Canadian Legion 1352-100th Street North Battleford, Monday - Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch #70

CASUAL BARTENDER Minimum Wages

Variable Hours. Job duties include serving customers, running cash register and general cleaning. The successful applicant needs good communication skills, a criminal record check and be able to work unsupervised. Apply in person with resumé to: Royal Canadian Legion 1352-100th Street North Battleford, Monday - Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm

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First of the year ladies bonspiel By Corrina Murdoch Correspondent

On the cold winter Saturday of Feb. 10, the women of Medstead got together to embrace the season with the time-honoured sport of curling. The festivities ran all throughout the day, with the early birds having the chance to get a hot breakfast, starting at 7:30 a.m. and running for two hours. The first of the games began at 8 a.m. with the excitement flowing through the day, leading up to the last game of the bonspiel, at 4 p.m. The event itself is being hosted by the Medstead Curling Club, a divi-

edstead News sion of the Medstead and District Recreation Association (MADRA). The proceeds of the event go in part to pay for services such as the ‘ice man’ and the remainder goes back to the curling club for future events. This particular bonspiel was organized by Kristine Raess and Arin Findlay, two Medstead citizens with true community participation and spirit. Each team has four participants;

COMING EVENTS

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Community Events Calendar Alcoholics Anonymous Please call our 24 hour helpline at 306-446-6166 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 p.m. and Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, corner of 15th Ave. & 108th Street. Contacts 306-937-7765, 306-937-7289 or 306-441-9324.

Sunday, February 18 Retirement Tea for Peter Thiesen at the Borden Community Centre from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, February 20 - March 27 Lenten Lunch Series 2018 - The Nails of the Cross at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 1302-99th Street, North Battleford at 12:00 noon. Soup and sandwich. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, February 21 Cash Bingo at the Borden Senior’s Room at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 23 Fundraiser Luncheon for Jenn Galvez at the Borden Senior’s Room from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. by donation. Hosted by 3 Borden Churches.

Saturday, February 24 North Battlefield A Smash Bros 4 Tournament at the North Battleford Library Registration 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Amiibo Tournament 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Amiibo Tournament Rules Custom moves are allowed Equipment points must equal to 120 Banned bonus effects perfect exploding shield and all healing equipment. Ages 10+ Bring your own controller, WiiU pro controllers, Gamecube controllers & Wii remotes.

Wednesday, February 28 Borden Senior’s Potluck Supper in the Club Room at 5:45 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 North Battlefords Bonadventure Lions Club 25th Anniversary Party at the Western Development Museum. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., wine service, dinner at 6:00 p.m. RSVP by February 12. For more info contact Gail Morgan 306-445-1056, Linda Laycock 306-937-2863 or Cell 306-441-7794. This section, which will appear weekly in Tuesday's News-Optimist and Thursday’s Regional Optimist, is provided free-of-charge to non-profit organizations. To list the Community Calendar please call News-Optimist at 306-445-7261 or fax the information to 306-445-3223. Please provide complete information including event, time, date and location. Although we will do our utmost to make sure your event appears in this section, News-Optimist does not guarantee all submissions will appear. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. Thursday prior for Tuesday's & Thursday’s publication.

Shyla Sharpe Grade 10 Fav Subject: English Fav App: Pintrest Fav Sport: Badminton Last Book Read: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Future Occupation: Undecided

On Feb. 9, the Unity/ Wilkie/Macklin RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter into a farm shop, south of the town of Macklin. Approximately $1,000 worth of tools were stolen. The break-in would have occurred sometime overnight between Feb. 8 and 9. The RCMP is requesting the public report any suspicious person or vehicles they observe as well as any occurrences where someone has come onto their property. “We would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles and buildings when they are away from home,” say RCMP. Anyone with informa-

while different bonspiels have different turnouts, six teams make for a full arena and a day brimming with amusement. According to Raess, the curlers participating cover a broad range in terms of experience. Some curl but once a year and others have been involved with curling for their whole lives. Diverse experience levels such as this make the competition all the more fun for those participating. After the final game, supper followed at 5:30 p.m., also at the arena. Donations from local business Cavalier Agrow allowed for the breakfast of curling champions, while Hometown Grocery, according to Raess, catered the dinner. Locals gathered to snack, cheer and compete on a fairly warm winter

day. Tables of people gathered to socialize in between games as the organizers worked in the background. It was a cheerful day as the viewers watched through the windows, with donated prizes ranging from duffel bags to tea were staged on the ledge above. It is heartwarming to know that dedicated citizens still volunteer for their community, and Findlay and Raess are two prime examples of doing so with a smile. Raess states, “Once you have your teams, then you can plan the fun.” With events like the barefoot bonspiel and a variety of arena activities it is organizations like MADRA and its enthusiastic volunteers that encourage Medstead through the winter and into the coming of spring.

Drop In Centre news

B and E in Macklin area Staff

Locals snack and socialize at the Medstead Arena. Photo by Corrina Murdoch

tion about these or any other crimes in local areas are asked to please call the Unity RCMP at 306-228-6300, the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480 or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you prefer to remain anonymous please call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers with your information at 1-800-2228477, or *8477 on the Sasktel Mobility Network. Crimes Stoppers will pay up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded. You can also submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

306-445-7261

BOOK YOUR CLASSIFIEDS

By Margaret MacEachern Correspondent

Cribbage was played Jan. 22 with high score going to Denise Newton and low to Bev Stewart. Lunch was supplied by Dorothy Schwartz. Bingo was played Jan. 24 with Bev Stewart doing all the calling. Margaret MacEachern supplied lunch. Cribbage was played Jan. 29 with high score going to Denise Newton and low to Bev Stewart. Lunch was supplied by Jean Hartman. Bingo was played Jan. 31 with Margaret MacEachern and Bev Stewart doing the calling. The loonie pot was won by Dorothy Schwartz. Lunch was

rop in Centre Maidstone

provided by Sharon Rudd. Cribbage was played on Monday, Feb. 4 with high score going to Denise Newton and low to Loris Myer. Lunch provided by Margaret MacEachern. Bingo was played Wednesday, Feb. 7 with Bev Stewart doing the calling. Lunch was looked after by Verla Mitchell. A big thank you to the town for keeping our parking lot clear of snow.

News from Pine Island Apartments By Margaret MacEachern Correspondent

Did you get your special person roses or chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Last week, Marion and Bill Stoughton drove me to Saskatoon for an eye appointment. We had a brief visit with their daughter Collette and a brief visit with my daughter Hazel. Although the weather was very cold, the roads were good.

ine Island

Apartments

Tuesday morning coffee was enjoyed while viewing antique things and playing bingo. The groundhog saw his shadow so expect six more weeks of winter, then maybe more.


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Some mistakes so impressive everyone hears about them Ed, my old neighbour from Saskatchewan, has always said, “Sin boldly and let everyone talk about it for a week or two.” I am sure the Hawaiian employee who pressed the wrong button and activated Hawaii’s Emergency Alert System earlier this year wasn’t trying to get everyone talking and in a panic. I see it as a mistake that wasn’t deliberate but just happened. I have spent a lifetime making errors about many different things. I sympathize with the employee as I know his name could have been mine. Our own mistakes are often most problematic

to ourselves. We tend to be gentle with ourselves when we are to blame for our own mistakes. When our mistakes affect others, the criticism rolls towards us with the force of a tidal wave or a Tsunami. When the employee pushed the wrong button, the cell phones of every Hawaiian lit up and told them a missile attack was imminent. The alert made it clear that it was not a drill! What people did not know, for, some time, was that the warning was a mistake. Folks panicked at the alert and tried to take cover. Many saw the alert as a death sentence speeding towards them.

eighbourly Advice According to Ed

By Raymond Maher www.accordingtoed.com

revraymaher@accesscomm.ca When it was clear that the alert was a mistake, people were relieved, and many were angry. Most people will admit they have made mistakes in life, but when others make mistakes, they demand to know how the error could have happened. Mistakes lead to doubt and leave people asking, “Do those in charge know

what they are doing?” Some of us will admit that we do not always do everything without mistakes, especially at work. We know that things can and do go wrong with regularity. Perfection in a system may be here today and gone tomorrow because nothing is fool-proof. This side of heaven

there is always room for mistakes and a need to do better. Hawaii’s Emergency Alert System is meant to keep the people alert to real danger coming towards them. An employee caused a false alarm. People were called to face an alert that a missile out of North Korea could hit Hawaii in 20 minutes. What should a person do when it has been made clear that death is almost upon them? Do you run? Do you phone, text, or tweet, family, and closest friends? Do you take shelter? Do you pray or curse God? Who would you hug or slug? The time will come when we are forced to

accept our life is out of control and our end could be a reality. If it is hard to face life with enthusiasm every day, who can find the enthusiasm to face the startling truth that they could die within minutes? Death has an appointment with each of us, but it is one appointment that we tend not to face until we are forced to do so. The Bible is clear that there is a time for everything. A time to be born and a time to die. Our lives come down to, a number of, days, hours, minutes and seconds, even if, we have seen many years. When we stand before God, will we confess? “Jesus died to save me, a sinner!”

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 1942 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0N4 306-446-1695

PASTOR: Fr. Anthony Afangide, M.S.P.

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Battlefords Grace Community Church

1401 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK

306-445-5901

Pastor: Bill Hall

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

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.

WORSHIP SERVICES - 11 a.m. Sunday

Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome

Hope Mennonite Fellowship

Pastor Patrick Carty

1291 - 109th Street, North Battleford

Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am

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

1231 - 104th Street North Battleford Phone 306-445-7777 www.emmanuelfellowship.ca

Church Phone 306-445-4181

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

DIVINE LITURGY Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Contact: Fr. Ivan Derkach 306-937-3767 or 306-317-8138

TerriTorial Drive alliance church

52 - 4th Avenue West Battleford, SK

306-937-3177 Rev. Gayle Wensley

SUNDAY SERVICES 11:00 a.m.

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

Everyone Welcome

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

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

Notre Dame (RC) Parish Corner of 104th Street & 12th Avenue Rev. Father Cuong Luong MASSES: Saturdays - 7:00 p.m. Sundays - 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

OFFICE 306-445-3836

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. VITAL’S 11 - 18th Street, Battleford, SK

Phone 306-937-7340 PASTOR - Fr. Roque S. Concepcion Saturday Evening Mass - 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 10:30 a.m.

Battleford United Church

Various weekly programs

ANGLICAN PARISH

Pastor: Rev. Allen Huckabay

1372 102 St 306-445-3009 nd

Living Water Ministry

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

1371 - 103rd Street (Use East Door)

Battlefords Seventh-Day Adventist Church

SUNDAY SERVICES Rev. Trevor Malyon

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

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

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle Roman Catholic Church DELMAS - Fr. Roque S. Concepcion SUNDAY MASS - 9:00 a.m.

Box 10, Delmas, SK

S0M 0P0

Phone 306-937-7340

Sunday Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 7:30 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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MARKETING YOUR PROPERTY TO THE WORLD

1391 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK

(306) 446-8800 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

of the Battlefords W

NE

109 Heritage Landing Crescent

Brett Payne MLS®SK710561 3 beds. 3 baths. 1,252 sq. 2 car attached. Solid wood exterior doors, hardwood flooring, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, master has huge ensuite with a double shower, double sinks, soaker tub and a walk-in closet! Come see this beautiful new listing today!

$444,900

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512 - 3rd Street E, Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker

MLS®SK715075

4 Beds. 2 Baths. 1,079 Sq. Ft. 2 car detached. Immediate possession available. Some new & fresh paint on the main floor. Interior doors, and trim, new storm door, some new fixtures (Dec 2017). Shingles (Sept 2017)

$179,000

ICE

PR

MLS®SK714955

$163,000

$105,000

RM of Cut Knife

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK617514 • 3 Beds • 1 Bath • 1,560 sq. ft. • 14 Acres of land backing on to a creek. • 40’x35’ heated shop with concrete floors. • 65’x45’ curved shed.

$239,900

Owner/ Associate Broker

Brett Payne

Owner/ REALTOR®

982 - 106th Street

Dorothy Lehman MLS®SK709715 • 3 beds, 2 baths • 1,236 sq. ft. • Spacious kitchen with updated cabinets • Private yard with fence, 650 sq. ft. of deck

Wally Lorenz

Owner/ REALTOR®

RM of Tramping Lake

Nicole Lovell

MLS®SK707872

3 Beds. 3 Baths. 3,297 sq. ft. 37.1 acres. Wow, wake up to a gorgeous view! Take time to breathe and relax with a morning coffee in this beautiful home!

$498,000

Marlene Kotchorek Owner/ REALTOR®

Dorothy Lehman REALTOR®

Shawna Schira-Kroeker REALTOR®

W

NE

14062 Battle River Place

MLS®SK718904

5 beds, 2 baths, 1,508 sq. ft., 2 car attached EXQUISITE HOME-WITH A VIEW! jetted tubs and heated floors, 2 laundry areas, open concept kitchen (with granite countertops), dining, living room. Large windows showcase the amazing view! central air, central vac, alarm system, UGSS front and back, fully fenced, natural gas BBQ hook up (x2) and partially covered deck, NO backyard neighbors, bus stop right outside and park nearby. This could be your perfect home!!

$479,900

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RM of Blaine Lake

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Marlene Kotchorek

NE

Lloyd Ledinski • 12 Acres • Power • 2 drilled water wells, • 40x70 metal quonset

Kayla Petersen

www.remaxbattlefords.com

$494,000

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NE

171 - 26th Street

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK717013 3 Beds. 2 Baths. 1,035 sq. ft. Single attached garage. Open concept floor plan, bright living space, & modern kitchen. Lower level is partially finished with a large family room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room and storage room. Two decks with bigger one in the back over looking the landscaped fully fenced yard!

$299,900

Shane/Elaine

1471 - 98th Street

MLS®SK710894

5 Beds. 2 Baths. 2,016 sq. ft. 1 car detached. Character home in a desired area of North Battleford! Beautiful yard perfect for summer evenings!

$277,500

Lloyd Ledinski REALTOR®

81 - 4th Street, Battleford

Randal Cote MLS®SK71877 5 Beds. 3 Baths. 1,434 sq. ft. 2 car attached, parking pad, RV parking. Full basement, fully finished. Features: air conditioner (central), air exchanger, underground sprinklers, deck, fence yard, lawn back, lawn front, patio, trees/shrubs

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Elaine Elder REALTOR®

Nicole Lovell REALTOR®

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RM of Cut Knife

Wally Lorenz

MLS®SK718733

Productive farm land with about 135 cultivated, 160 acres total.

$300,000

1191 - 109th Street

Shane/Elaine

MLS®SK608468

Upstairs suite has. 3 Beds. 2 Baths. 1,000 sq. ft. **Independent basement suite. 700 sq. ft. 1 Bed & 1 Bath & its own entrance/ laundry.

$309,500

Brennan Veikle REALTOR®

Shane Murdoch REALTOR®

Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX

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13 Macdonnell Court, Battleford

Brett Payne MLS®SK716964 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,297 sq. ft. • 2 car attached garage • Finish your dream home the way you want for the price you need!

$399,900

2506 Cardinal Crescent

Brett Payne MLS®SK716674 • 5 beds • 3 baths •1,358 sq. ft. • 2 car attached, parking spaces • Open concept living with a custom kitchen • Theatre room & family room • Completely fenced in mature yard.

$364,900

712 - 110th Street

Brett Payne MLS®SK715786 • 2,640 sq. ft. • Office area, half bath & mezzanine for lounging or storage • Two large bays fully insulated • The building is well maintained and possession date is flexible

$269,900

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1671 - 92nd Street

$274,900

1012 - 3rd Ave., Edam

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK710802 • 5 beds • 3 baths • 1,520 sq. ft. • Attached double heated garage • A large corner lot (.32 of an acre) • Open concept floor plan • 9 ft. ceilings, central air, master bedroom ensuite just had a complete bathroom renovation • Shingles were replaced in 2016.

$454,900

328 - 1st St., Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK703036 • 2 beds • 1 bath • 1,240 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • Open concept, maple cabinets, hardwood floors, large bathroom & so much more to see!

$199,900

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Brett Payne MLS®SK711166 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,002 sq. • 2 car detached garage • Newly renovated home in a great area! • Beautiful yard with new fence! • Perfect place to call home!

#1, 318 3rd Ave., Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK703070 • 3 beds • 3 baths • 1,335 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • Pets allowed with restrictions • Beautiful finishes • Open concept feeling

$279,900

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108 Irvine Street, Cut Knife

Marlene Kotchorek MLS®SK601153 • 3 beds • 4 baths • 1,910 sq. ft. • 1 car detached garage • Renovated, open concept • A very unique flair of its own

522 - 100th Street

Marlene Kotchorek

MLS®SK713637

$184,900

• 4 beds • 3 baths • 2 car detached garage • 1,378 sq. ft. • Beautiful yard • Beautiful home • Beautiful neighborhood

— RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL —

— FOR LEASE —

100 Main Street, Maymont

491 - 114th Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK709658

$150,000

$14.00

per sq. ft.

$169,900

1321 - 101st Street

MLS®SK715821

2419 Henderson Drive #C

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK705089

$315,000

$119,000 each

1171 - 105th Street

Randal Cote MLS®SK707630 • 4 beds • 3 bath • 973 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • Character home • Updated • Original charm!

$179,499

Dorothy Lehman MLS®SK613279

$18.00

per sq. ft.

1551 - 103rd Street

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK712025 • 2 beds • 1 bath • 831 sq. ft. • Cute and cozy home with many renovations, fully fenced yard & large deck

Wally Lorenz MLS®SK600788 65 x 130 ft. bare lot on the corner of Sunshine Place and Lake Shore Drive at Kivamaa-Moonlight Bay on the west side of Turtle Lake

$130,000

$429,900

$149,900

Railway Ave. West

Wally Lorenz

MLS®SK603647

7.08 Acres of industrial zoned land completely fenced located adjacent to territorial drive in mcmillian industrial park, excellent location for heavy traffic access. The steel framed metal cladded building has 18,900 sq ft with heavy floor construction, office space, overhead doors, overhead hoists, overhead and radiant heating, 3 phase-600 amp power, non-potable water well, septic tank. Buyer will pay all gst. Will consider leasing at $5.00 Per sq ft triple net

$599,900

RM of Cut Knife

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK617210 • 4 beds • 4 baths • 1,760 sq. ft. • 2 car attached garage, parking spaces • 10 acres • 100x50 foot quonset, barn and numerous other outbuildings

222 - 15th Street, Battleford

$279,900

$355,000

231 - 233 Russel Road, Saskatoon

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK714615 Each Unit has: • 1120 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 2 baths • Both units have great long term tenants with a property manager available. Call for details.

$450,000

8921 - 19th Ave.

Randal Cote MLS®SK713645 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 2 car detached • New PVC windows on entire main level, new shingles, new hot water heater and both bathrooms recently renovated

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196-198 Goerzen St., Saskatoon

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK714610 Each Unit has: • 1120 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 2 baths • Both units have great long term tenants with a property manager available. Call for details.

$450,000

391 - 2nd St. W, Glaslyn

Lloyd Ledinski

E OM TY INC PER O PR

192-194 Goerzen St., Saskatoon

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK714581 Each Unit has: • 1120 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 2 baths • Both units have great long term tenants with a property manager available. Call for details.

$450,000

MLS®SK715109

• 2 beds • 2 baths • 980 sq. ft. • Cute and cozy starter or retirement home in the quiet community of Glaslyn!

$249,900

FREE Consultations With No Obligations!

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK715535 • 3 beds • 3 baths • 1,277 sq. ft. • 1 car attached garage • Master with bathroom and walk-in closet • Condo fees are only $80 • All appliances remain

E OM TY INC PER O PR

Lot 1 Sunshine-KivimaaMoonlight Bay Place, Turtle Lake

RM of Meota

Randal Cote MLS®SK716025 • 5 beds • 3 baths • 1,396 sq. ft. • 12.14 acres • Finished basement • New shingles on house • Landscaped back yard, underground sprinklers, new tin on shop, new fascia, soffit, and eaves trough. • Shop was recently finished within last year

Dorothy Lehman MLS®SK708936

1591 - 98th Street

Dorothy Lehman

RM of North Battleford

Randal Cote MLS®SK712005 MLS®SK712025 Acreage location at its finest. Two 6.16 acre parcels available. A mile and a half from north battleford. Easy access right off the highway. Build your dream home. Power and gas run along the property line so hooking up to services is a breeze.

$169,000

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— RESIDENTIAL —

$195,000

Looking for grain/pasture land within 100km of North Battleford, with or without buildings & immediate possesion! Lloyd Ledinski

2512 Ross Crescent

$249,900

RM of North Battleford

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK703309 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,288 sq. ft. • 2 car detached, parking spaces, RV parking • .13 acres • Heated shop

$450,000

1332 - 112th Street

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK711221

• 4 beds • 2 baths • 832 sq. ft.

$159,900

RM of Buffalo

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK711175 • 5 beds • 1 bath • 1,076 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • 1 car detached • Home has had the garage converted to living space for a total of 1,662 sq. ft. • 10 acres of land with a dugout, a 100+ year old sturdy barn, 2 sheds

$199,900

132 - 27th St., Battleford

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK703338 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,680 sq. ft. • 1 car detached • RV parking • Close to Battleford School, walking paths and other amenities!

$239,900

298 - 15th St., Battleford

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK706862

• 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,029 sq. ft. • Single attached garage • Developed basement • Built in 2015

$314,900

$399,900

166-170-22nd St., Battleford

Dorothy Lehman

491-114th St.

Dorothy Lehman

$499,900

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK599556 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 2,180 sq. ft. • 2 car detached garage

$469,900

MLS®SK712156

$2,350,000

RM of Mervin Blueberry Hills Golf Course

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK713364

$2,000,000

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2 Highland Ave., Bayview Heights Jackfish Lake

MLS®SK715431

$183,000

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19 Mathews Cres., Turtle Lake

308 Del Ave., Cut Knife

Marlene Kotchorek MLS®SK702641 • 5 beds • 1 baths • 988 sq. ft. • Well maintained and finished home on an extra-large lot!

NT

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK701826 • 5 beds • 1 bath • 1,280 sq. ft. • 2 car detached garage • 3 season cabin

W NE

10354 Bunce Cres

Marlene Kotchorek MLS®SK705926 • 4 beds • 3 baths • 1,253 sq. ft. • 2 car garage • Beautiful inside and out! • This house is a must see!

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105 - 6 St. W, Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK588242 3 beds. 2 baths. 1,188 sq. ft. 2 Car attached, 2 car detached. Double lot, well maintained, move in ready bungalow that is wheel chair assessable! There are hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining, and living room, new pvc windows in kitchen and two east bedrooms! Yard features: deck, garden area, & work shop!

$129,900 922 - 105th Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK714631

$113,555 982 - 106th Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK709715

$163,000

1422 - 103rd Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK603071

$134,900

ICE

PR

1181 - 107th Street

Wally Lorenz MLS®SK600946 • 6 beds • 2 baths • 1,668 sq. ft. • 2 car detached • 1 3/4 story character home • Recent reno’s • East side location

$174,500

2406 Spruce, Indian Point, Turtle Lake

Wally Lorenz MLS®SK601835 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,340 sq. ft. • Year round cabin with a view of the lake. Wrap around deck on the front and side of the cabin. Private back yard & storage shed. Also included is a share in a boat dock and the location that the dock is placed. Give us a call!

$399,900

ICE

PR

400 - 3rd Ave. W, Unity

Nicole Lovell

MLS®SK718484

• 3 beds • 2 baths • 884 sq. ft. • 1 car detached garage • 8x12 ft. storage shed • 10x10 ft. steel shed • Updates: flooring, most windows (2003), some electrical, shingles, eavestroughs (2004), kitchen, basement & main plumbing upgraded, furnace & central (2010). Fully fenced yard with hot tub included!

$178,000

306 - 1st W., Wilkie

Nicole Lovell MLS®SK704471 • 2 beds • 1 bath • 816 sq. ft. • 50’ x 120’ lot • Recent updates! • So much potential!

$87,500

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Shane/Elaine MLS®SK712463 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 792 sq. ft. • 2 car detached • Fire pit area/fully fenced back yard • Shingles replaced (approx. 2013) • Deck built (2016)

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1191 - 108th Street

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK615694 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,420 sq. ft. • Kitchen renovated with custom cabinets, backyard is fully fenced and landscaped • PVC windows • Walk-in pantry • Newer mid efficient furnace • Shingled in 2008 • All appliances remain

$139,900

114 Shorthorn Street

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK716610 2520 sq. ft. located in the Industrial Park of North Battleford. This 42x60 ft. warehouse has 3 - 12 ft. Wide by 14 ft. high overhead doors. 2 overhead heaters heat the space. 2 bathrooms, 2 office spaces with one overlooking the 3 bays. The yard is fenced. Call now for a viewing.

$274,900

313 Main St., Wilkie

Nicole Lovell MLS®SK599799 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,872 sq. ft. • 1 car attached + 1 car detached • Beautiful character home that has original charm and unique features

$196,200

201 Holman St., Luseland

Nicole Lovell

MLS®SK617212

• 4 beds • 2 baths • 960 sq. ft. • 1 Car detached, parking spaces • Large 77.50’X130’ lot • Recent renos: some new carpet, some rooms freshly painted, both bathrooms redone. Lower level renovations include: new drywall, ceiling tiles, light fixtures, laminate flooring and a fourth bedroom has been added as well. Partially fenced back yard

$149,900

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13 Macdonnell Court, Battleford

Brett Payne MLS®SK716964 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,297 sq. ft. • 2 car attached garage • Finish your dream home the way you want for the price you need!

$399,900

2506 Cardinal Crescent

Brett Payne MLS®SK716674 • 5 beds • 3 baths •1,358 sq. ft. • 2 car attached, parking spaces • Open concept living with a custom kitchen • Theatre room & family room • Completely fenced in mature yard.

$364,900

712 - 110th Street

Brett Payne MLS®SK715786 • 2,640 sq. ft. • Office area, half bath & mezzanine for lounging or storage • Two large bays fully insulated • The building is well maintained and possession date is flexible

$269,900

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1671 - 92nd Street

$274,900

1012 - 3rd Ave., Edam

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK710802 • 5 beds • 3 baths • 1,520 sq. ft. • Attached double heated garage • A large corner lot (.32 of an acre) • Open concept floor plan • 9 ft. ceilings, central air, master bedroom ensuite just had a complete bathroom renovation • Shingles were replaced in 2016.

$454,900

328 - 1st St., Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK703036 • 2 beds • 1 bath • 1,240 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • Open concept, maple cabinets, hardwood floors, large bathroom & so much more to see!

$199,900

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Brett Payne MLS®SK711166 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,002 sq. • 2 car detached garage • Newly renovated home in a great area! • Beautiful yard with new fence! • Perfect place to call home!

#1, 318 3rd Ave., Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK703070 • 3 beds • 3 baths • 1,335 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • Pets allowed with restrictions • Beautiful finishes • Open concept feeling

$279,900

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108 Irvine Street, Cut Knife

Marlene Kotchorek MLS®SK601153 • 3 beds • 4 baths • 1,910 sq. ft. • 1 car detached garage • Renovated, open concept • A very unique flair of its own

522 - 100th Street

Marlene Kotchorek

MLS®SK713637

$184,900

• 4 beds • 3 baths • 2 car detached garage • 1,378 sq. ft. • Beautiful yard • Beautiful home • Beautiful neighborhood

— RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL —

— FOR LEASE —

100 Main Street, Maymont

491 - 114th Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK709658

$150,000

$14.00

per sq. ft.

$169,900

1321 - 101st Street

MLS®SK715821

2419 Henderson Drive #C

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK705089

$315,000

$119,000 each

1171 - 105th Street

Randal Cote MLS®SK707630 • 4 beds • 3 bath • 973 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • Character home • Updated • Original charm!

$179,499

Dorothy Lehman MLS®SK613279

$18.00

per sq. ft.

1551 - 103rd Street

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK712025 • 2 beds • 1 bath • 831 sq. ft. • Cute and cozy home with many renovations, fully fenced yard & large deck

Wally Lorenz MLS®SK600788 65 x 130 ft. bare lot on the corner of Sunshine Place and Lake Shore Drive at Kivamaa-Moonlight Bay on the west side of Turtle Lake

$130,000

$429,900

$149,900

Railway Ave. West

Wally Lorenz

MLS®SK603647

7.08 Acres of industrial zoned land completely fenced located adjacent to territorial drive in mcmillian industrial park, excellent location for heavy traffic access. The steel framed metal cladded building has 18,900 sq ft with heavy floor construction, office space, overhead doors, overhead hoists, overhead and radiant heating, 3 phase-600 amp power, non-potable water well, septic tank. Buyer will pay all gst. Will consider leasing at $5.00 Per sq ft triple net

$599,900

RM of Cut Knife

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK617210 • 4 beds • 4 baths • 1,760 sq. ft. • 2 car attached garage, parking spaces • 10 acres • 100x50 foot quonset, barn and numerous other outbuildings

222 - 15th Street, Battleford

$279,900

$355,000

231 - 233 Russel Road, Saskatoon

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK714615 Each Unit has: • 1120 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 2 baths • Both units have great long term tenants with a property manager available. Call for details.

$450,000

8921 - 19th Ave.

Randal Cote MLS®SK713645 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 2 car detached • New PVC windows on entire main level, new shingles, new hot water heater and both bathrooms recently renovated

E OM TY INC PER O PR

196-198 Goerzen St., Saskatoon

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK714610 Each Unit has: • 1120 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 2 baths • Both units have great long term tenants with a property manager available. Call for details.

$450,000

391 - 2nd St. W, Glaslyn

Lloyd Ledinski

E OM TY INC PER O PR

192-194 Goerzen St., Saskatoon

Brennan Veikle MLS®SK714581 Each Unit has: • 1120 sq. ft. • 3 beds • 2 baths • Both units have great long term tenants with a property manager available. Call for details.

$450,000

MLS®SK715109

• 2 beds • 2 baths • 980 sq. ft. • Cute and cozy starter or retirement home in the quiet community of Glaslyn!

$249,900

FREE Consultations With No Obligations!

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK715535 • 3 beds • 3 baths • 1,277 sq. ft. • 1 car attached garage • Master with bathroom and walk-in closet • Condo fees are only $80 • All appliances remain

E OM TY INC PER O PR

Lot 1 Sunshine-KivimaaMoonlight Bay Place, Turtle Lake

RM of Meota

Randal Cote MLS®SK716025 • 5 beds • 3 baths • 1,396 sq. ft. • 12.14 acres • Finished basement • New shingles on house • Landscaped back yard, underground sprinklers, new tin on shop, new fascia, soffit, and eaves trough. • Shop was recently finished within last year

Dorothy Lehman MLS®SK708936

1591 - 98th Street

Dorothy Lehman

RM of North Battleford

Randal Cote MLS®SK712005 MLS®SK712025 Acreage location at its finest. Two 6.16 acre parcels available. A mile and a half from north battleford. Easy access right off the highway. Build your dream home. Power and gas run along the property line so hooking up to services is a breeze.

$169,000

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I HAVE A BUYER!

— COMMERCIAL —

— RESIDENTIAL —

$195,000

Looking for grain/pasture land within 100km of North Battleford, with or without buildings & immediate possesion! Lloyd Ledinski

2512 Ross Crescent

$249,900

RM of North Battleford

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK703309 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,288 sq. ft. • 2 car detached, parking spaces, RV parking • .13 acres • Heated shop

$450,000

1332 - 112th Street

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK711221

• 4 beds • 2 baths • 832 sq. ft.

$159,900

RM of Buffalo

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK711175 • 5 beds • 1 bath • 1,076 sq. ft. • 1 car attached • 1 car detached • Home has had the garage converted to living space for a total of 1,662 sq. ft. • 10 acres of land with a dugout, a 100+ year old sturdy barn, 2 sheds

$199,900

132 - 27th St., Battleford

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK703338 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,680 sq. ft. • 1 car detached • RV parking • Close to Battleford School, walking paths and other amenities!

$239,900

298 - 15th St., Battleford

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK706862

• 4 beds • 2 baths • 1,029 sq. ft. • Single attached garage • Developed basement • Built in 2015

$314,900

$399,900

166-170-22nd St., Battleford

Dorothy Lehman

491-114th St.

Dorothy Lehman

$499,900

Kayla Petersen MLS®SK599556 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 2,180 sq. ft. • 2 car detached garage

$469,900

MLS®SK712156

$2,350,000

RM of Mervin Blueberry Hills Golf Course

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK713364

$2,000,000

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2 Highland Ave., Bayview Heights Jackfish Lake

MLS®SK715431

$183,000

EW

19 Mathews Cres., Turtle Lake

308 Del Ave., Cut Knife

Marlene Kotchorek MLS®SK702641 • 5 beds • 1 baths • 988 sq. ft. • Well maintained and finished home on an extra-large lot!

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Kayla Petersen MLS®SK701826 • 5 beds • 1 bath • 1,280 sq. ft. • 2 car detached garage • 3 season cabin

W NE

10354 Bunce Cres

Marlene Kotchorek MLS®SK705926 • 4 beds • 3 baths • 1,253 sq. ft. • 2 car garage • Beautiful inside and out! • This house is a must see!

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105 - 6 St. W, Spiritwood

Shawna Schira-Kroeker MLS®SK588242 3 beds. 2 baths. 1,188 sq. ft. 2 Car attached, 2 car detached. Double lot, well maintained, move in ready bungalow that is wheel chair assessable! There are hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining, and living room, new pvc windows in kitchen and two east bedrooms! Yard features: deck, garden area, & work shop!

$129,900 922 - 105th Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK714631

$113,555 982 - 106th Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK709715

$163,000

1422 - 103rd Street

Dorothy Lehman

MLS®SK603071

$134,900

ICE

PR

1181 - 107th Street

Wally Lorenz MLS®SK600946 • 6 beds • 2 baths • 1,668 sq. ft. • 2 car detached • 1 3/4 story character home • Recent reno’s • East side location

$174,500

2406 Spruce, Indian Point, Turtle Lake

Wally Lorenz MLS®SK601835 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,340 sq. ft. • Year round cabin with a view of the lake. Wrap around deck on the front and side of the cabin. Private back yard & storage shed. Also included is a share in a boat dock and the location that the dock is placed. Give us a call!

$399,900

ICE

PR

400 - 3rd Ave. W, Unity

Nicole Lovell

MLS®SK718484

• 3 beds • 2 baths • 884 sq. ft. • 1 car detached garage • 8x12 ft. storage shed • 10x10 ft. steel shed • Updates: flooring, most windows (2003), some electrical, shingles, eavestroughs (2004), kitchen, basement & main plumbing upgraded, furnace & central (2010). Fully fenced yard with hot tub included!

$178,000

306 - 1st W., Wilkie

Nicole Lovell MLS®SK704471 • 2 beds • 1 bath • 816 sq. ft. • 50’ x 120’ lot • Recent updates! • So much potential!

$87,500

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Shane/Elaine MLS®SK712463 • 4 beds • 2 baths • 792 sq. ft. • 2 car detached • Fire pit area/fully fenced back yard • Shingles replaced (approx. 2013) • Deck built (2016)

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1191 - 108th Street

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK615694 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,420 sq. ft. • Kitchen renovated with custom cabinets, backyard is fully fenced and landscaped • PVC windows • Walk-in pantry • Newer mid efficient furnace • Shingled in 2008 • All appliances remain

$139,900

114 Shorthorn Street

Shane/Elaine MLS®SK716610 2520 sq. ft. located in the Industrial Park of North Battleford. This 42x60 ft. warehouse has 3 - 12 ft. Wide by 14 ft. high overhead doors. 2 overhead heaters heat the space. 2 bathrooms, 2 office spaces with one overlooking the 3 bays. The yard is fenced. Call now for a viewing.

$274,900

313 Main St., Wilkie

Nicole Lovell MLS®SK599799 • 3 beds • 2 baths • 1,872 sq. ft. • 1 car attached + 1 car detached • Beautiful character home that has original charm and unique features

$196,200

201 Holman St., Luseland

Nicole Lovell

MLS®SK617212

• 4 beds • 2 baths • 960 sq. ft. • 1 Car detached, parking spaces • Large 77.50’X130’ lot • Recent renos: some new carpet, some rooms freshly painted, both bathrooms redone. Lower level renovations include: new drywall, ceiling tiles, light fixtures, laminate flooring and a fourth bedroom has been added as well. Partially fenced back yard

$149,900

Our Family at RE/MAX wishes you a Happy Valentines Day AND

Great Family Day!


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