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Beloved doctor reflects on his time spent in Carlyle By Lisa McCullough For about 40 years now, Carlyle has had a visiting doctor grace its townspeople with his skills in optometry. Dr. Douglas Turnbull of Regina has been coming to Carlyle almost every week since 1980. The Carlyle optometrist office was founded by Dr. Jack Craig, followed by Dr. Don Hunter, who visited the town in the 1970's. But on Nov. 19, Turnbull’s time in Carlyle will come to an end. “Carlyle has been a significant part of my professional life as an optometrist. When I started coming to Carlyle from

Regina in 1980, we were located in the old post office building across the street, south of the Observer,” Turnbull explains. After many years though, the old post office building was sold and razed and the Optometry office was relocated to Cornerstone Plaza next to Dairy Queen for approximately 12 years, then relocated once more to its current location on Main Street. “Since late 2013 we increased our capacity by having two optometrists come together once weekly to Carlyle. This was stopped in March 2020 because of COVID

19 when only one optometrist has been coming at a time, but the office is now open two days a week, under COVID-19 protocols, to try to maintain consistent service and accessibility. Until COVID-19 is no longer a concern things will probably continue this way,” Turnbull explains. Turnbull claims that though he has driven many times in dangerous weather and collided with three deer, he still enjoyed his drives back and forth from Regina to Carlyle on an almost weekly basis. “Truthfully, I barely notice the travel time as it is peaceful I have gotten quite used to it. I have

always been genuinely happy to see everyone who has chosen to see me and it feels like I am saying goodbye to a great number of friends from not only Carlyle but from throughout the region. I have nothing but gratitude and the warmest feelings for all.” Turnbull is no longer going to be making the trip to Carlyle from Regina. He will also only be working in the Regina office once a week. That being said though, the optometrist office is still in good hands with its current doctors, Dr. Blanche Dr. Douglas Turnbull has been coming to Norbert and Dr. Kelly Carlyle once a week for 40 years, but that is Morrell. coming to an end. Photo submitted

Masks mandatory in indoor public settings in Carlyle By Brian Zinchuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On a day when Saskatchewan posted its second highest number of new cases of COVID-19 to date, Premier Scott Moe announced on Tuesday additional public health restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus. They include a province-wide mask mandate, where masks are to be worn in all indoor public spaces, and reductions in the size of social gatherings in homes. More restrictions, in the hospitality industry, sports

and worship services, are likely next week. Moe said, “Our numbers in this province are not good. And the trend is in the wrong direction. We have too many new cases. We have too many in hospital. And we have too many in intensive care. And we need to do what we can to get these numbers down. “Keep in mind that these are not just numbers, they’re the furthest thing from just being numbers. Each and every one of these numbers represents a Saskatchewan person.” “They represent our

friends, our neighbors, who happen to have contracted what is a very dangerous disease. Most will recover, yes. But some are going to get sick. Some are going to end up in hospital, as we have many in there today. Some are going to die. And that’s why we need to slow the spread of this virus in our communities. And that’s why we’re taking these steps today.” “This is not a lockdown. This is a slowdown. A significant, one-month slowdown,” Moe said. The announcement came just four days after additional restrictions

were put on the time alcohol can be served and a mask mandate for communities larger than 5,000. As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Saskatchewan’s new public health measures will take effect, and be in place until at least Dec. 17, when they could be removed, revised or renewed, Moe said. Masks now have to be worn in all public places in Saskatchewan. Mask-wearing in school will continue to be decided by respective school divisions. Childcare centres and daycares

will be regulated as described in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. The South East Cornerstone Public School Division last week announced that masks would be required in the classroom for students in Grades 4-8. Visitation to all longterm care facilities and personal care homes will be suspended, with the exception of compassionate reasons as per the current family visitation policy. Moe noted, “We now have or have had COVID presence in over 20 longterm care facilities and assisted living facilities.”


Indoor private gathering sizes are being reduced. The maximum allowable gathering size for private gatherings in the home setting will decrease to five, down from 10. This includes in the home or in buildings located on private property, such as garages or sheds. Gatherings of any size beyond your immediate household are strongly discouraged at this time. “For the next four weeks as much as possible. Limit your visitors from outside your household,” Moe said. Support personnel w A2 » FURTHER

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Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 cases are from close contacts. This is also why he said it is better to go to a restaurant, because there is more room to spread out than there often is at a table at home. “Obviously, at home, we saw that you just can’t maintain the two-metre distance. You have a dining table, you have some food, when friends and family come, everyone’s

trying to maintain some distance, it was just not possible,” Shahab said. Outdoor private gatherings remain at 30 people maximum and only if physical distancing of two metres can be maintained at all times. “At this time, if you’re able to work from home, you should work with your employer to make that happen,” Moe said, acknowledging that not everyone

can. The public service, and Crown corporations, will try to do the same. Some of those public servants may be deployed in beefing up contact tracing. Moe repeatedly noted the province will be consulting with and reviewing guidelines for the hospitality industry, athletic organizations, gyms, and faith leaders of worship services.

A much-needed donation for Redvers’ fire department By Lisa McCullough COVID-19 has put a strain on many things since the beginning of 2020, including much needed services like volunteer first responders. Kingston Midstream wanted to help out two volunteer fire departments in southeastern Saskatchewan by making much-needed major donations through the Richardson Foundation. The Redvers Volunteer Fire Department was one of these departments. That department alone services several municipalities including a broad area where Kingston Midstream and Tundra Oil and Gas both have facilities. Redvers Fire Chief Brad Hutton explains that every call they receive, no matter the circumstances, requires his team to wear an extra layer of protection to protect themselves and the public from the coronavirus. “It is always in the back of your mind, so it is an extra add-on to think about,” Hutton says. Noting that the pandemic also adds a layer of complex-

ity when first responders from different areas arrive to the same scene. Recently the department has started to upgrade their self-contained breathing apparatus. (SCBA) This is a fast-changing industry with fast-changing regulations and safety requirements. “The safety of fire department volunteers is paramount and without the SCBA upgrades our department would not be able to meet safety regulations of body regulators.” Hutton said. Though the department has tried to raise funds locally, it was met with struggles due to COVID-19 restrictions. One of the main fundraising events, Lobsterfest, was expected to bring in a substantial amount of that much needed funding but had to be postponed until the new year. Kingston Midstream was a saviour to the department by donating more than $50,000 towards the new SCBA equipment, ensuring that the Redvers department can contribute its important work of saving lives across the region.


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Lampman business Carnivores serving up great meat Duane and Shaula Garton opened Carnivores meat shop in Lampman, seeing a need for a business that can provide high-quality sausage and other fine meat cuts. But the support they have received in the past few weeks since their opening day Oct. 23 has surpassed their lofty expectations. “Everybody has been coming in and we’ve been busy, so it’s been great,” Shaula said. Carnivores serves various types of sausages, as well as fresh steaks, smoked chicken legs, burgers and other types of meats. Summer sausage and smoked sausage have proven to be the most popular items on their menu thus far. “We can’t seem to keep them stocked,” said Shaula. “We’re always making more. Obviously people are enjoying it, so that’s a good thing.” Cuts of sausage aren’t the only items that they have had trouble keeping in stock. The demand has been so great that they had to close early on

Nov. 7 because they ran out of products. “It was much busier than we ever anticipated. We never thought we would go through that much in our first week,” said Shaula. And while it was tough to tell their customers they had run out of food, they take it as a vote of confidence from the people in the Lampman area that the business is serving quality products. “We didn’t know if this would work here. It’s a small town, and we didn’t know how much people would come in, but everybody in town has been wonderful. Everybody has been shopping here and we’re selling way more meat than we ever thought we would,” said Shaula. The business also has a lunch special a couple of times a week, and now they have started serving cheesecakes for those who might be looking for something to go with their sausage. Cabbage rolls and home-cooked soups are also on the menu.

Oxbow Emergency Support Fund asking for donations to help children in need By Lisa McCullough Oxbow emergency support fund is working together with the community to help out families in need who have children with the children's gift outreach fundraiser. Georgia Britt is running the operation. “I know what it is like to have nothing, when I was a teenager and was old enough to take the bus in Regina, I would go help out Santa’s Anonymous, I would always sneak in extra gifts for those children,” Britt said.

With COVID-19 still plaguing communities this upcoming holiday season, Britt expects more families than usual who may need help during this difficult time. The people running this fundraiser are reaching out to the communities and churches to collect money to go shopping for the children of the families who call in asking for help. “Last year we had 16 children, we expect more this year because of COVID,” Britt says. The group gathers pyjamas, clothing and

Shaula said she and Duane have always loved cutting and serving quality meats. They did it at home for friends and family, and with Duane no longer working in the oilfield, this provided the chance to do something different. “That way we could work together, which we love doing,” said Shaula. They’re also avid hunters who have processed their own sausage meat. Shaula said they could see the need for a business such as Carnivores, especially in Lampman, because they’re going to serve the high-quality, homecooked meats made in store. People from out of town have taken notice, too. “They’re travelling in to check us out, which surprises us, but it’s good. Word is spreading fast.” It’s been a rewarding experience to be entrepreneurs. It’s been exciting to see the response from the public, and they get to do something that they love. “This wouldn’t have happened if there wasn’t our friends and family who helped us so much to get started,” said Shaula.

toys for each child on the list so none of them have to go without this holiday season. They have boxes in businesses in surrounding communities where people can donate cash or they can contact Britt herself if they so choose and make a donation via e-transfer as well. “Every donation counts no matter if it is big or small,” Britt says. All donations need to be in by December 5th so if you would like to help out this great cause you can contact Britt at 306-421-4039.

Duane and Shaula Garton are the owners of the Carnivores meat shop in Lampman. The business has been popular since it opened last month. Photo submitted


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Cabinet ministers must reflect a changing province By Murray Mandryk For about the last 40 years, politics in Saskatchewan have been framed as the transition from the social democratic governance to more conservative governance. It clearly has been all of that.  This was evident the night of the Oct. 26 that surely solidified that philosophical transfer.  What the Sask. Party did three weeks ago was secure a rare fourth-term majority government – really, the only fourth-term “unaided” majority government this province has seen since the run of Tommy Douglas’s Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).  The last NDP run under Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert was aided and abetted by Liberals in 1999. This, by no small coincidence, was the last time Liberals were elected to the Saskatchewan legislature.  So what really happened on Oct. 26 is the transition of the Sask. Party to the status of Saskatchewan’s natural governing party – a title once bestowed upon the NDP in this province, but long lost.  One might rightly argue that the NDP had lost that title before its 1991 to 2007 run that might be attributed to not having a trusted alternative in the wake of Grant Devine Progressive Conservatives that drove the province deep into debt and faced criminal charges after.  The more pertinent point is that what we witnessed in the past four decades is change.  This is something that people in rural Saskatchewan likely recognize moreso than most.  For as often as rural life is seen from the outside as always being static, it just isn’t. For those that live on farms, it’s a reality expressed in how much further away your neighbours have gotten as farms become bigger and spread further apart. For those living in the villages, towns and smaller cities, it’s the reality of declining and changing communities.  But maybe it’s about here where we need to recognize that — if anything — we all can only expect more change in the future and that we must address that change each and every day.  The very future of this province requires to us to take on change and the problems they bring as they occur.  This takes us to last week’s cabinet shuffle and how it did — in one very real way — remind us that this is a changing province where our problems are changing as well.  It is interesting to note that many of the rural ministers in portfolios that most effect rural life didn’t change. Donna Harpauer is still the finance minister (albeit, with added title of deputy premier), David Marit is still the agriculture minister, Bronwyn Eyre is still energy minister and Jeremy Harrison is still minster responsible for the economy.  Yorkton’s Greg Ottenbreit was dropped from cabinet altogether. Jim Reiter was moved from health and Weyburn-Big Muddy’s Dustin Duncan was moved into education.  But the biggest change might have been the rural and remote health portfolio that was given to Swift Current newcomer Everett Hindley, who has been given the added and specific responsibilities of mental heath and addictions.  That the Sask. Party held onto all 29 of is rural seats and pretty much held onto is 60 per cent popular vote total from the last general election four years ago) might suggest it’s steady as she goes for the Sask. Party government.  However, it can never be business as usual for any government running this province.  We do have important issues in local hospitals and rural health care delivery will remain a major issue for some time.D  But addressing mental health is a long overdue. The same can be said for drug addiction that’s hardly just a problem in rural Saskatchewan. In fact, the economic downturn and its accompanying job losses and mental stress reveals it’s an issue everywhere.  It’s essential that governments adjust to a changing province with changing problems. That begins with cabinet.  That’s just the reality for whomever governs us.

Being on the road less travelled

Shelley Luedtke It’s a snow day. Are there more glorious words for a child? When I was very young my family lived in an Alberta hamlet; a place small in population but big in community spirit. One winter evening while we were visiting in the home of the school principal, a storm started to blow in. We were upstairs playing, blissfully unaware of what was happening outside, until we heard the older kids come running up the stairs shouting that Principal Green was cancelling school for the following day.   Since most students came in on buses, he made the decision to keep everyone home and safe.  A few years later, a move to a Saskatchewan city meant a snow day would be unlikely since

students lived within blocks of their schools and everyone would walk. But one severe winter storm ground the city to such a halt the schools were closed for four full days. It was an unexpected surprise to be sure. From Grades 1-12 we spent approximately 2,280 days in school. I liked school, I really did. But wow, those four days stand out for me. I can’t tell you what we did with the time exactly, but I remember jumping out of bed each day, running to the living room window and finding out we would be at home again. Seeing those stormy conditions continue was a sheer delight. Because I was a child.  As a youngster I wasn’t thinking about blocked roads, heavy shovelling or the risk it would be getting stuck. I didn’t think about that at all until the day my mother needed to go to the hospital. Up to that point I’d given no consideration to the people whose job it was to clear the roads so people could get where they needed to be. Thanks to them my dad got my mom to the hospital and things turned out just fine. But

before the doctor could help, a snow crew had to do their part. When the conditions outside are awful or downright dangerous, we can choose to stay sheltered while others are out doing what needs to be done: clearing roads so we have access to emergency services; ensuring that people who need to venture out can do so as safely as possible, like those who care for the sick and elderly, those who protect us, and those keeping our utilities running.  I was listening to a man admit he took full advantage of a blizzard day to “be a kid.” He said he’d never had a snow day as a child, so decided he was going to spend the day playing video games. He didn’t risk going out, nor did he put others in jeopardy. Is there a better way to spend the day?  Well, maybe. Very early in the morning, when 35 centimetres of snow meant most of us couldn’t move, a dad and his boys were out on our street. They were on foot, carrying shovels and jumping in to help out where they could. I wasn’t surprised. That is exactly the kind of thing

these guys have done before. I know, because I have seen it and I’ve been the beneficiary. And I know the same kind of thing was happening on many streets not only in our town but in every location where the storm had its way. We are just at the start of another season of all of this. Let’s not forget that before most of us even have a chance to see how bad it really is, crews are already out there taking on the enormous process of getting roadways cleared. Maybe not your street first, maybe not even within the first few hours, but they are out there doing all they can, as fast as they are able. In the meantime, take a moment to be grateful you can wait it out in a place where you are warm, safe and have plenty to do.  Instead of complaining that it isn’t being done fast enough, how about staying put and letting them do their job so that in time you can get out and do yours. It may very well be you, your child or grandparent who will be the one expressing thankfulness that the road to the hospital was cleared first. That’s my outlook.


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Kisbey marks Remembrance Day with brief ceremony Submitted by Richard Krehbiel 

The Kisbey cenotaph was the site of a brief Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11, commemorating Canadian men and women who gave their lives in military service to our country.  Comrade Nora Weightman of the Kisbey branch of the Royal Canadian Legion led the service and read the roll of honour listing 31 men from the Kisbey area and Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation who were lost in the First and Second World Wars. .  Wreaths were laid by Comrade John Vouture for the Government of Canada, Mayor Kalvin Nankivell for the Village of Kisbey,

Councillor Doug Ilchuk for the Rural Municipality of Brock, John McArthur for the Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation and president Dwayne Weightman for the Royal Canadian Legion’s Kisbey branch. Several members of the community observed the ceremony from their vehicles or in socially distanced family groups. Community members were also encouraged to view the video Arcola, Wilma, Kisbey, Pheasant Rump and District Honour Roll from the S.C. Paton Collection on YouTube and the Town of Arcola Facebook site.  Regretfully, pandemic measures prevented a fuller program, but the spirit of remembrance will carry on into coming years. 

Traditional Sioux hunting as a way of life Hunting has been a part of humanity since the beginning of time, whether you agree or disagree, love it or hate it. We have all heard arguments on both sides of caring for the animals and caring for people. Regardless of what you feel or what you believe, hunting is a huge part of the human experience. And believe it or not, it is still a way of life for many. A cabin, a woodstove and a bottle of hooch were all that was missing from a couple of hours of stories with Calvin Walker that took me back to a time long ago. The animation, passion and emotion coming out of Walker kept me on the edge my seat and reeling between laughter and tears. Although legally Walker’s Status is with the Sioux First Nation, he proudly calls himself a “half-breed cause we are all half-breeds in Canada.” Born in Moose Jaw and adopted into a white family, Walker admitted that he has lived a rough, hard life and was on the streets at 13 making his own way. Discussing his children and this present generation he shook his head saying, “These kids are too protected, and they have to deal with their (expletive), but no one is teaching them that.” He is grateful for this as it has given him the beliefs, skills and caring for others that guide his life today. Tradition, honour and respect are cornerstones in his world. Ignorance, judgement and lack of those cornerstones cause a boiling beneath the surface. Walker shared countless hunting and guiding stories that included his brother, Bonner McArthur, who sounds like another interesting character to meet. Together, they have hunted to provide much needed meat

to families on and off the reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Whether families are gathering for a wake or other traditional celebration, fresh local meat is a cherished gift. Both men seem to be the type that would give you the shirt off their backs if you truly needed it, but arrogance and entitlement…not their cup of tea. At one time, Walker recalled “We would guide hard for months. Doing all the preparations, guiding, hosting, hunting and harvesting the meat took a lot of work.” He looked at his wife and asked, “Do you remember when we did that for three and a half months straight?” Candace smiled and nodded and said, “But tell her about the traditional hunting. That is important for people to know.” Walker began to talk about the way they hunt and the why behind what they do. It goes back hundreds, if not thousands of years to being grateful to be able to survive off the land. A traditional hunt is different. “You don’t go into them with quads and all this other (expletive),” he exclaimed, “you put on miles and miles. My brother and I did a lot of spot and stalk.” Walker said that where they hunt there are long lakes, big sloughs and ridges, some of the toughest terrain you could find. They are so successful because no one wants to do the work to go back in there but that is where the animals are. “We go up in the spring and I will crawl into a heard of elk and be 15 feet from a calf.” Picture the men being camouflaged and scented up to prevent being detected but also to not be seen as a threat to a herd. “Our stuff would make some people puke,” he laughed. Now that is a forgotten skill. “You never shoot in the boiler room,” he said and then had to explain no gut shots. Always

shooting the head or neck will make for a clean kill with no suffering and keep the meat fresh as you drain all the blood out before you begin to harvest. “There is not one part of the animal that is not used,” he continued. “We save and clean the intestines for sausage and keep all the organs for those who enjoy tripe soup. There are so many nutrients in the organ meats.” Walker demonstrated how he field dressed and deboned the animal right where it was shot and then carried everything back wrapped in the hide leaving only the blood behind. “You use the brain for tanning the hides and you will always have people who need each part of the animal. It didn’t matter if we were miles into the bush, my brother and I would haul it all back in.” He laughed as he said, “We were

young and strong back then.” As with traditional hunting, there is much preparation that results in a kill, but Walker said, “When I go out for a hunt, I am coming back with something.” Learning a great deal about hunting from Norman Paul, Walker said “Now there was a man who knew about hunting.” Walking for miles, tracking, bushwhacking and going back for days to figure out the animal’s patterns was all part of the hunt. Between his time with Norman and years clearing bush for cutlines with seismic crews, Walker knows the park and the entire surrounding lands like the back of his hand. Walker is not naïve to the reality of today’s generation, both white and First Nation, who do not respect people or property and take no

responsibility for their actions. He admits that every hunter at one point in their long lives has done something “illegal” depending on the situation they are faced with in the field, but these are not common practice and

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Happy Nun Café wins Tourism Saskatchewan Award By Lisa McCullough The Happy Nun Café in Forget won the Business of the Year Award for under 20 employees from Tourism Saskatchewan on Nov. 10. This award was announced via a Facebook live event due to COVID-19, and since Tourism Saskatchewan was unable to hold the actual gala in April. According to the Tourism Sas-

katchewan website, nearly 90 nominations were received in the 13 award categories that acknowledge quality in marketing, service, business practices, Indigenous tourism, human resource development and other areas. “This was a welcome happy moment for us with everything go on in the world,” states Gayla Gilbertson, owner of the Happy Nun Café . Weyburn Tourism

« A5 “That is just a bloody waste. I have long grown out of hunting for the biggest animal. When you have 20 families to feed, you get calves, dry cows and small spikes so the meat is delicious. The older generation just can’t chew the tough meat.” Walker and McArthur look at the big picture whenever they are hunting big game and know the value of the hundreds of pounds of meat they have after a shoot. “How long does it take you to eat 400 pounds of meat? And if you got the balls to shoot it, you got the balls to take care of the whole animal and give it to some families who need it if you don’t want it.” Exasperated he said, “You never leave the meat, ever.”

Some funny stories included details of their guiding days where rich city folk came out for a big hunt. Picturing a gentleman from B.C. with a 416 that was taller than he was, and the look on Walker and McArthur’s faces when he admitted he had not ever shot or sighted in the gun was hilarious, as was imagining Walker picking the man up off the ground even after changing to a smaller gun. He still scoped himself even with instruction, leaving with a kill and bruising around the eye. “We led one guy right to a bull, and he fired five shots from 50 yards and missed,” Walker marveled and shook his head as he said, “So I just left

approached the café to ask they were able to nominate them and helped them through the submission process to be entered for this award. “We appreciate all the friends of the Nun, honestly it is those people that brought us provincial attention by spreading the word about us, it is neat to find out that so many people are aware of us all over the province,” Gilbertson said.

The Happy Nun Café in Forget has been recognized by Tourism Saskatchewan. Photo submitted

Long-time hunter has lots of stories to share him there in the bush.” He made it out and they went back and tracked the animal again the next day with a successful shoot. So many stories like this had us in stiches. Although he hunts mainly on reserve land at the west side of Moose Mountain Provincial Park, he was adamant that hunters actually contact landowners to get permission. Walker could not count the number of times that he and his brother had done all the work to prepare for a hunt only to have someone drive into the area, onto the land, disturb their space and drive off. When he goes up Norquay, Hudson Bay, Porcupine Plain and all those places up north, Walker

buys a tag like anyone else and when he finds an area he wants to hunt he will get permission or just go deep into the forest. Farmers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on their crops and that needs to be respected. Unfortunately, over the years, Walker recalled some harassing situations with the Department of Natural Resources officers, but he knows the laws and his rights. He has licences for what he needs to, when and where he needs to. What set him off was the unnecessary, constant mistrust of him when there are other very important issues the conservation officers could address. His wife nodded


sadly as he recalled being stopped while fishing four times in one day. In saying that, he appreciates the conservation officers for keeping people in check who are disrespectful and unsafe to others. “What I would like to say in all of this is that I would like things to go back to the way it was,” Walker started. “Like years ago, you could not even drive into a field. The only time you could drive in was to retrieve. It destroys your hunt when you have walked in onehalf mile and are hunkered in waiting for game and someone comes driving in the field with their truck. It is pretty disheartening when you have spent so much time and effort and it is gone.”

Walker knows tonnes of other hunters who have experienced the same thing. Bartering, trading meats for the benefit of everyone and respecting all aspects of hunting are still alive and well in some people and Walker wants everyone to get back to that tradition. Ironically, an article written by Daniel P. Modaff in 2004, states “As the traditional Sioux attempted to manage the challenges of their daily lives, they drew strength from four virtues that every member of the tribe aspired to achieve: bravery, generosity, fortitude, and wisdom.” The irony? Those virtues live in Walker today.


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Carlyle Cougars ventured to Wawota to face the Flyers Submitted by Nicole Currie The Carlyle Cougars headed to battle the Flyers last Saturday and although it wasn’t the outcome they were looking for, there were still some positives from the game. The Flyers struck first, scoring 5:55 into the period, followed by another quick one 20 seconds later. The game was back and forth and thanks to a goal from Ben Turgeon, with help from Marc Shaw and Ben Johnstone, the Cougars were on the board with just 55 seconds left in the first. Carlyle got into some penalty trouble in the second that let the Flyers score two power play goals and lead the game by a score of 4-1. The shots were 28 for the Flyers and 26 for the Cougars at the end of the second, with Brandon Glasser making many stellar saves for the Cougars. There was life back for the Cougars as they weren’t looking to go down easy. With 13 minutes gone in the third period, Johnstone scored unassisted followed by Ty Currie with help from Glasser half a minute later. With just five minutes left, it’s a one-goal game and the momentum has shifted. It was the last minute when the Flyers scored an empty net goal that sealed the final score, 5-3 for the Flyers. This weekend, the Cougars host the Kipling/Windthorst Oil Kings Friday, night and

head back to Kipling on Saturday. If you are looking to attend either game, please text 306577-8915 to book your spot. • • • In other Big Six happenings, the Bienfait Coalers continued their early season dominance of the west division in the league. Fresh off of an opening weekend sweep of the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings, the Coalers routed the Arcola-Kisbey Combines twice last weekend: 9-4 on Nov. 13 in Arcola and 17-2 the following night in Bienfait. Also on Nov. 13, the Wheat Kings defeated the Midale Mustangs 5-2 in Yellow Grass. One other game on Nov. 14 saw the Carnduff Red Devils knock off the Redvers Rockets 8-3 in a battle of two of the top teams in the league the past couple



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Good Luck This Hunting Season Conserving and keeping wildlife and people safe By Deb Andrew As with many things in life, there are often two sides to every story. When it comes to wildlife, specifically hunting, trapping and fishing, this is no exception. Conservation officers (CO) are often on both sides of that fence in that they appreciate the many forms of harvesting animals for human use and yet work to keep this a sustainable, safe practice for years to come. An enlightening interview with CO Lindsey Leko from Weyburn revealed this year’s hunting and fishing issues as well as details about the job itself. Being employed in this position since 1997, Leko has seen trends over the years and has a good handle on what is going on in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. As conservation officers are deemed essential service workers, COVID has not changed or limited their roles much. They are still

expected to be out in the field and respond to tips using all distancing and other COVID regulations. “What has affected hunting drastically is the border closures,” Leko explained. “Usually we see a huge influx of nonresident hunters coming to hunt our upland birds and waterfowl. Without those numbers this year, we were not as busy.” Although there has not been an official wildlife count for big game by the wildlife branch of Sask. Environment since 2017, there are whitetail counts and spotlight counts regularly. Ongoing conversations with various wildlife groups keep the province informed and there is an app people can use to plot locations of wildlife they see. “A new thing this year is going to be a mandatory hunter harvest which will allow wildlife managers to accurately know what was taken this year and to predict

or forecast what we will do in the future,” Lindsey said. “All hunters will be reminded through their PAL account and hopefully all will participate so we know whether or not they just hung their tags on the Christmas tree this year. Without this type of help, there is no way to even estimate populations.” “The number of people applying for the big game draw are increasing every year, so I would think that would indicate we have new hunters each year which is great, but I have seen a dramatic change over the years.” Officer Leko described the open day of whitetail season, “It would be common to see a whole family out together on a Tuesday, hunting deer that first day. That was a pastime that was done as a family and it was carried down generation to generation. I think a lot of people relied on the meat, but I don’t see that as much

anymore.” He wondered out loud about the mindset of this generation being very different towards hunting and animals, and said he has observed personally the younger hunters are more rural based rather than from the cities. “There are still lots of kids taking the Hunter’s Safety course. Now that it is available online, more have access to it, although I still believe there is nothing like learning in a small group, classroom setting where they experience more hands on.” These numbers increase every year as well. When asked the top violations or issues they deal with most during hunting season, it was disheartening to hear that conservation officers still get numerous calls about conflict between landowner and hunter. “In many of the zones, like around Weyburn, you cannot drive onto a farmer’s land without written permis-

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sion whether it is posted or not,” officer Leko explained. “In other areas, if the land is not adequately posted or not posted properly, hunters have implied right of access. This means the hunter has access until the landowner tells them to leave. But if the land is posted properly, hunters are not allowed on it.” The officers in this area also find that some hunters are still driving with a loaded firearm in their vehicles despite the laws and terrible risks involved. Often, they have had hunters get into a bluff and not realize there is a residence within 6070 metres of their position, which is not following regulation. This is also a serious violation for obvious reasons. Finally, Leko described a practice that has been driving a wedge between landowners and hunters that they are seeing more and more of, which is hunters dumping the parts of their kill they do not want on land that does not belong to them. “People don’t seem to realize that is littering. Under the Environmental Management Protection Act, the disposing of waste on someone else’s or on crown land carries a penalty of $580,” Leko explained. The argument is that coyotes and other scavengers will clean it up, but as Leko said, “people have to stop and think about the farmers and what they want. None of them want the scavengers in or near their yard, their livestock,

their pets or family. The proper way to dispose of it is to double/triple bag it and take it home to put in your regular household garbage.” If you have permission from the landowner to leave it far out in the bush or in what they call a ‘bone yard’ that is great, but it gets back to respect of and communication with the landowners. If you have any questions with regard to hunting rules you can Google many questions and it will take you to Saskatchewan’s government website. They have a hunting and fishing page where you can download your own copy of the hunting guide, get information on chronic wasting disease, First Nation Hunting rights information and so much more. There is also an inquiry line you can call: 1-800-567-4224 Leko left with one request to share with readers. “We really need the public’s help in reporting these violations. Often times I will go check on anglers at the fishing shack in July and have someone say ‘where were you yesterday? There was a guy here with 15 walleye’ and my question is always, ‘why didn’t you call?” He admitted they have many officers but there is a very large area that they cover and their mandate as conservation officers is very diverse. “They will get my butt out of bed at 1 a.m. on a TIPP call and I will deal with it,” CO Leko promised. “An officer not calling back should never happen and I am not aware of it ever happening with the officers we have here in the southeast. We get out there and investigate it as soon as possible but we need as much information as they can possibly gather. A license plate number is the best information, and I can take it from there. I don’t need their involvement or to have them come to court most of the time.” He ended the interview with the importance of the public knowing that the conservation officers cannot take care of abuses if they do not know they are happening, so he greatly appreciates those who report infractions when they see them. You can Turn In Poachers and Polluters (TIPP) 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you notice any fishing, wildlife or environmental resource violations by calling toll free: 1-800667-7561, text #5555 or complete and submit a form online.

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Election results for towns and villages Residents of many southeast urban municipalities went to the polls on Nov. 9 to determine who would be on their town or village councils for the next four years.

In the town of Kipling, Patricia Jackson won the mayoral race with 233 votes, finishing ahead of Tamara Woroschuk (136). Councillors elected were Don Johnson

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(183), Susan Kearns (166), Darren Szakacs (165), Terry Barath (107) and Jeff Hill (50). For the town of Lampman, John Jones received 203 votes for mayor, defeating Janice Bernier, who had 89. As for councillor, elected were Ryan Saxon (218), Daryle Runge (200), Dustin Ferguson (199), Randy Fleck (197), Duane Freeden (166) and Glen Fichter (163). Other candidates were Garrett Woodley (123), Damon Sutherland (118), Twyla Quantrill (112), Richard Kochie (83), Mark Morissette (49) and Paul Zabel (35). In the town of Stoughton, Clarence Hoffort was elected as mayor with 186 votes, finishing ahead of Zachary Calibaba (43). Elected as councillors were Shirley Coderre (166), Stefan Clark (163), Scott Ogilvie (151), Bradley Gervais (146), Danielle Hoffman (144) and Derek Hoffman (130). Other candidates were Karen Coderre (120), Colleen Andris (74), Alysson Slater (61), Robert Andris (52) and Edgar Matthes (36). The closest mayoral race of the night was in the town of Wawota, where Shawn Murray edged Kevin Kay 112111. The six councillors elected were Allan Bunz (196), Mike Greenback (194), Jordan Ethier (192), Kathy Hamilton (172), Dwayne Linder (172) and Dan Nicurity (141). Robert Pilloud

(106) was the other candidate. In the town of Alameda, Jeff Cameron (113 votes), Dwayne Henderson (106), Dean Copeland (105), Jennifer Cobham (90), Donna Griffin (89) and Janelle Dorrance (78) were elected. Other candidates were Skylar Antoniuk (70), Elizabeth Lischynski (64) and Christine Tanghe (17). Perry Kinder was acclaimed as the mayor. The village of Kisbey had eight candidates running for four village councillor spots. James Johnston (51 votes), Elisa Jackson (49), Brody Singleton (41) and Melville Foy (33) were elected, while Sheldon Wyatt (29), Wytt Hall (25), John Voutour (21) and Grant Bueckert (10) were the other candidates. Editor’s note: In an article in the Nov. 6 edition of the Observer, Hall’s first name was misspelled as Wyatt. The Observer apologizes for any inconvenience this might have caused. Kalvin Nankivell was acclaimed as Kisbey’s mayor. Elected as village councillors in Manor were Gerald King, Darcy McCrimmon, Craig Savill and Alana Wilson. Paul Corkish was defeated. (Vote numbers were not available). Lucille Dunn was acclaimed as mayor. In Forget, Leon Gilbertson will be the mayor for the next four years, while Michele

Amy and Shannon Shakotko will be councillors. The following councils were decided by acclamation. Town of Arcola: Keith Erick will be the mayor, and Elaine Hislop, Cindy Kolenz, Scott Tessier, Jenn Wotta, Geordan Workman and Clay Chapman will be the councillors. Town of Oxbow: Doug Pierce was acclaimed as mayor, while Michaela Bachiu, Mark Barnes, Rachelle Kitz, Wendel Nordin, Rodrigo Rabanal and Ron Rossow will be the councillors. Town of Redvers: Brad Bulbuck is the mayor, and Owen Gavelin, David Pryde, Michelle Jensen, Ken Thomas, Derek Soroka and Donna Gilbertson are the councillors. Village of Alida: Tim Cowan will be the mayor, and Darryl Dubuc, Jason Purves, Marvin Ferris and Sheri-Lee Patton are the councillors. Village of Maryfield: Past councillor Brendon Dayle moved up to the mayor’s role and was acclaimed. Linc Brickley, who was the mayor, is now a councillor. Incumbents Brandon Tarr and Jack Warner are back for another term and Orie Potter is a new councillor. Village of Storthoaks: Sydney Choicoine will be the mayor, while Richard Choicoine, Dylan Blerot, Melissa Cosgrove and Kevin Mann will be councillors.

Wawota weekly news Submitted by Myrna Olson    Graveside services were held on Nov. 14 for the late Bill Sauter. He passed away at Deer View Lodge on July 8 at the age of 90 years. The interment was at Sunset Gardens in Moosomin.  Lynn Johnson has taken up residence in Moosomin for the win-

ter. We'll miss her at church. See you in the spring, Lynn. The elections are finished. USA are still arguing over which party won but those running in the local elections are much more gracious. All of those who got involved to run in this local election are to be commended.   Word has been re-

ceived of the passing of Martha Dillman at Red Deer’s hospital on Nov. 8. She was 86 years old and the widow of Adam Dillman. The Dillmans were former residents in the Kenosee Lake area. Martha was predeceased by Adam in 2010 and is survived by her daughters Lisa and Brenda and their families.



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Oxbow St. Joseph’s - 9:00 a.m. Central St. Raphael’s Sunday - 10:45 a.m Carnduff St. Jude - 12:30 p.m. Rev. Father Vince Borre

Anglican Church of Canada Contact Rev. Michelle Moore, (306) 577-9704 St. Margaret’s - Manor (Knox United church) 11:00 a.m. Worship

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LAW OFFICES Orlowski Law Ofce Prof. Corp. Stephen J. Orlowski, B.Ed. LL.B.

Tim McGeough, BA, LLB Barrister & Solicitor

Estevan Ofce: 1215-5th St. S4A 0Z5 Phone 634-3353 • Fax: 634-7714 email: orlowski.law@sasktel.net

••• Carlyle Office: Wed. afternoon, Phone 306-577-5520 119 Main Street, Carlyle (Performance Realty Building) ••• Stoughton Office: Thurs. afternoon, Phone 306-457-2509 ••• MAIN OFFICE: 1222-5th St., Estevan, SK Phone 306-634-8822 • Fax 306-634-8837



Arcola Ofce: Wed. a.m. - Arcola Agencies Building, Phone 455-2277 Redvers Ofce: Wed. afternoon (Carlsen Building), Phone 452-3377 Carnduff Ofce: Thurs. p.m., Phone 482-4077


MARK’S TOWING 306.575.7237

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How to cope with season affective disorder By Dr. Wendy Davis of the Harmony Health Clinic    Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder include sadness, moodiness, low motivation and energy and excessive need for sleep.  Some of the triggers for this condition are history of depression or a family history of depression or bi-polar disorder, irregular sleep patterns, lack of sunlight, chronic stress, and low levels of Vitamin D, poor diet, poor digestion and food sensitivities.  Phew… it’s a wonder more people don’t suffer from this condition as many of us have some of these underlying issues.  So what can we do to minimize the risk or help treat the symptoms of this common seasonal complaint?  Diet: Increase your intake of whole foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) and minimize processed grains and sugars (anything in a package with a LONG list of ingredients).  Green tea, dark chocolate and omega 3 rich fish have all been shown to help reduce inflammation and improve moods. 

Supplements: Vitamin D: This is called the sunshine vitamin and many people suffering with SAD have been shown to have low levels of this important vitamin. Taking this vitamin in supplement form between October and April is crucial for anyone suffering with SAD.  Omega 3 oils: Foods rich in omega 3 include salmon, cod liver oil, herring, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, hemp, chia and flax seeds. However, it is often useful to get a good quality omega 3 fish oil in a liquid or capsule form in order to improve your mental outlook.  Probiotics: The connection between the gut and the brain has become more widely accepted and so taking a good quality probiotic daily can go a long way to improving both your mental and digestive health.  Lifestyle:  Sleep: Prioritizing good sleeping habits and supporting your natural circadian rhythms is critical for SAD management. Make sure that you have a comfortable bed, bedding, and pillows. Create a safe sanctuary in your bedroom. Develop a regular relaxing nighttime routine and

limit all screens 30 minutes before you go to bed. Gratitude: Having regular gratitude, prayer or spiritual practices are some of the best ways to improve your mood and reduce symptoms of SAD. Begin your morning by counting the blessings in your life. Stop throughout the day to appreciate three little things that make you happy, and finish

your day writing down three things you are grateful for. Movement: When people are depressed getting out and exercising is not an easy task, but starting slowly, even 10 minutes of walking a day, has been shown to have powerful mood enhancing benefits.  Endorphins, those feel good chemicals in our brains, are stimulated when

we move, so get out for a short walk, dance to your favorite song, climb the stairs in your house a few extra times a day, park a bit further away from the grocery store or do a YouTube yoga class. I hope that this information has been helpful.  If you have questions please reach out to me at www.drdavisnd. ca or 306-224-0012. 

Maryfleld Sunrise Villa news Submitted by Betty Walker and Janet Mark    Last week brought rain, ice and snow along with cooler temperatures but for us inside looking out, we were warm and comfy. It was beautiful; each little blade of grass looked like it was made of glass.  On Remembrance Day, Charlotte Kovach conducted a very appropriate and meaningful service followed by a sing song with Judy Skiba at the piano. We sang from cover to cover all the songs that were popular during the war from a booklet that Judy

made. It brought back a lot of memories. Wednesday evening brought our usual hymn sing and story time led by Mary Thiessen and her guitar.  Friday night we watched a movie and had popcorn and a drink, all compliments of Charlotte Kovach.  As well during the week we had Bingo, card Bingo and floor curling, and on Friday, a new activity of exercises with Marlee Swallow who will soon have us whipped into shape.  We welcomed a new resident, Freda Fletcher of

Moosomin. Please make yourself known to her. Get well wishes go out to Clifford Sheane, who is in hospital. We miss him and hope he will be back soon. Visitors last week are as follows: Kornelia Ens, Steven Thiessen, Richard and Sharon Beutler, Verla Smith, Lydia and Ward Frazer, Dale and Janet Thiessen, Irene Schmidt, Marion Eccles,  Remi and Gwen Donais, Vaughn Eccles, Charlotte Kovach, April Geiger, Brent Ketcheson, Val Puskas, and Barry and Glenda Toms. Thank you for the company. 


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In Loving Memory of Keith Allison July 29, 1945 November 25, 2017 As time goes by without you And the days turn into years They hold a million memories And a thousand silent tears Lovingly remembered by Louise, Geoff, Crissy, Callin, Kristopher Holly, Gerard, Alex, Steph, Katy Rob, Lisa, Jayden

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LIVESTOCK D&N Livestock Commercial Angus Bred Female Sale Tuesday December 15th, 1:00PM at D&N Livestock Ranch near Peebles, SK. This sale features 400 commercial Angus females. Mostly AI sired and AI bred, these females will sell individually and in groups accommodating all buyers and all price ranges. For more information or a catalogue contact Dave at 306-736-8698 or T Bar C Cattle Co. at 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com. Watch and bid online at www.DLMS.ca(PL#116061)


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TOWN OF WAWOTA General Election Declaration of Results



Mayor: TOWN

Phone GLYNDA DANDOY (306) 453-2222 OR 306-471-0776 (Cell)

RM of Walpole No. 92 DECLARATION OF RESULTS REEVE: Rural Municipality of Walpole No.92 for the election held on the 9th day of November, 2020.


Name of Candidates Number of Votes or Acclamation/Elected: Brent FRY 35 Votes Blair WILSON 117 Votes Elected

for the election held on the 9th day of November, 2020. Names of Candidates



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Kay, Kevin Murray, Shawn

Number of Votes or Acclamation/Elected 111 112


Dated this 10th day of November, 2020.

Dated this 10th day of November, 2020. Sherry Wight Returning Officer

Cheryl De Roo (Returning Officer)


Public notice is hereby given that the Council of the Town of Wawota intents to adopt a bylaw under The Planning and Development Act, 2007 to amend Bylaw No. 13/96, known as the Zoning Bylaw.

INTENT The proposed bylaw will amend the Zoning Bylaw with amendments listed below. To amend Bylaw No. 13/96 as follows: 1. By adding the following as Permitted Use to Part V 3.2 (the UR - Urban Reserve Dustrict): iv) Greenhouse. 2. By changing the following as Discretionary Use to Part V 3.3.v (the Ur-Urban Reserve Dustrict): v) Exixting single detached dwelling and accessory buildings on Block B, Plan 101235697 Ext 11 described as Certificate of Title 90R3943. 3. By changing the following as Discretionary Use to Part V 3.3 (the Ur-Urban Reserve Dustrict): vi) Single detached dwelling and accessory building on subdivided portion of Lot B, Plan 101235697 Ext 11 and consolidation with existing greenhouse Block H, Plan AL1446. 4. By changing the following Regulations to Part V 3.4.i (the Ur-Urban Reserve Dustrict): i) Minimum lot area - 1 Hectare ii) Site sizes less or more than required under Part V 3.4.i may be permitted by resolution from Council. Site sizes may be lesser or more are depending on the existing physical circumstances i.e. such as topographical restraints, existing water and sewer infrastructure, irregular (cutoff) shaped parcels or other similar features. REASON The reason for the amendment is to provide for the subdivision of Block B Plan 101235697 and consolidate the subdivision with all of Block H, Plan AL1446. PUBLIC INSPECTION Any person may inspect the bylaw at the Town of Wawota office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Copies are available at cost. PUBLIC HEARING Council will hold a public hearing on November 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wawota Municipal Building to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments delivered to the undersigned at the town office before the hearing.

Issued at the Town of Wawota this November 9th, 2020. Sherry Wight, Administrator

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Appendix C FORM CC [Clause 139(1) (b) of the Act] DECLARATION OF RESULTS Councillor: Village of Kisbey for the election held on the 9th day of November, 2020. Number of Votes or Acclamation/Elected

Names of Candidates

Grant Bueckert


Melville Foy


Wytt Hall


Elisa Jackson



James Johnston



Brody Singleton



John Voutour


Sheldon Wyatt



Number of rejected ballots, except those on which no vote was made: ................................................................. 0 *Number of ballots counted but objected to ................................. 0 Spoiled: (e.g. Issued to a person who declined to vote) ........................ 0 Total number of voters who voted as indicated on each Form Z (or Form AA for voting machines) ............................ 66 I declare that this is an accurate statement of the votes cast for the office of Councillor for Village of Kisbey Dated this 9th day of November, 2020 (Returning Officer)


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Black Two Days • Nov. 27th & 28th • Two Locations (including Memorial Hall) Watch for Details

Alida weekly news Submitted by Edel Cowan   The Alida community extends sincere sympathy to Hal and Glenda Nielsen and family on the death of his mother Phyllis (nee Watson) on Nov. 5 at the age of 94 years.   Phyllis born on the Watson farm near Oxbow, married Paul Nielsen and made their home at Alida, later moved to the Watson farm at Auburnton before moving to Regina, and her last move was to the Evenson family farm near Shaunavon. She was predeceased by her husband Paul, his parents and siblings, daughter Holly, her

parents, bothers David and Bill and infant granddaughter Amy. Left to mourn are her sisters Elizabeth, Charlotte and Violet, children Connie (Wayne) McIntyre, Joan Nielsen, Hal (Glenda) Nielsen, Gail (Bruce) Evenson, son-in-law Barry Brant, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A private family funeral service was held in Frontier with interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina. Condolences extended to all members of the family.  On Nov. 15, the Alida Hall and Rink Auxiliary held a special turkey take-

TOWN OF WAWOTA General Election Declaration of Results Alderman: TOWN of WAWOTA for the election held on the 9th day of November, 2020. Names of Candidates

Number of Votes or Acclamation/Elected

Bunz, Allan Ethier, Jordan Greenbank, Mike Hamilton, Kathy Linder, Dwayne Nicurity, Dan Pilloud, Robert

196 192 194 172 172 141 106

Elected Elected Elected Elected Elected Elected

Dated this 10th day of November, 2020. Sherry Wight Returning Officer

RM of Walpole No. 92 DECLARATION OF RESULTS DIVISION 1: Rural Municipality of Walpole No.92 for the election held on the 9th day of November, 2020.

Name of Candidates Garth CUDDINGTON Neil RUSSELL

Number of Votes or Acclamation/Elected: 20 Votes Elected 4 Votes

Dated this 10th day of November, 2020. Cheryl De Roo (Returning Officer)

RM of Walpole No. 92 DECLARATION OF RESULTS DIVISION 3: Rural Municipality of Walpole No.92 for the election held on the 9th day of November, 2020.

Name of Candidates Robert JOHNSON Teresa WALKER

Number of Votes or Acclamation/Elected: 15 Votes Elected 14 Votes

Dated this 10th day of November, 2020. Cheryl De Roo (Returning Officer)

out supper. They served 107 pre-ordered suppers that were picked up at the Alida Hall, starting at 5 p.m. It was reported that everything ran very smoothly and all was cleaned up and workers were home again by 7 p.m. It was a very delicious supper, complete with pumpkin pie. Great work ladies. I can hardly wait until the next one will be held. So folks, keep your eyes and ears open for the next “Awesome” take-out supper – it may not be turkey, but something else. Only time will tell.     Please remember folks, keep me posted whenever you have news – simply contact me anytime on the happenings that are going on in and around Alida as well as within your own family circle. Call me at 306-443-2496, text 306-485-8561 or e-mail g.cowan@sasktel.net.

Cougar Corner – A look at upcoming school activities Student-led conferencing at Gordon F. Kells High School occurs Nov. 25 and 26, from 5-8 p.m.   A new reporting system called EDSBY has been rolled out for parents to use in order to see students’ attendance and marks. Its purpose is to improve electronic communication between school and home. There is no substitute, however, for talking with a student’s teacher(s).   What we want is for all parents to be able to check in on attendance, assessments and to get information about what is going on in the school. If something doesn’t sound right to you, please arrange for a conference with the teacher. They can be emailed to arrange for a conference time.  As always, pan-

demic responses by our school are constantly under review. Restrictions at this time have been loosened in terms of student cohorts being able to engage in more sporting activities during physical education classes and allowing intramurals at noon hour. As the weather gets colder, we know this will be a great thing for kids. Otherwise, your school is prepared for anything that comes its way during this pandemic. Our students have been doing a great job of adjusting to the new routines and we would like to acknowledge the support of our community.    You can order online picture packages by following the instructions in your package. Picture retake day was Nov. 19.  

Though we were unable to have a live Remembrance Day program this year, the students watched a recorded GFK Remembrance Day program, which included student readings and videos. Students also put up Remembrance Day bulletin board and images in the GFK hallways. The band will be doing the annual fruit and cookie dough sale, but the company isn’t doing anything this fall. The band students plan to start selling in January with delivery in March. Thank you for your continued support of the band program in Carlyle.   All your school information can be found on the GFK website on the Southeast Cornerstone School Division website under the “schools” tab.


LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

Aries, you are seeking success but are frustrated by a lack of results. Explore some new ways to approach your goals, and your mood can improve.

Whatever problems have cropped up around the house can be easily remedied. There is no need to stress about them. Instead, get a new perspective.

Sagittarius, express how you are feeling, even if all of your beliefs aren’t popular with everyone. Don’t worry; there are many people who are in your corner.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

Taurus, sometimes the road you are traveling on has an unexpected detour. Rather than get frustrated by the situation, enjoy the new scenery that comes along the way.

Friendly and approachable is what you need to be this week, Virgo. Someone may be watching you carefully, and you need to be mindful of perceptions. Be smart and safe.

Don’t be intimidated by other people who think they have all of the answers. Be bold and your assertive attitude will soon lead to positive results. You need to be positive.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

Gemini, the more research you do, the more secure you will feel with your decisions. You may have to delve a little further into a decision in the days to come.

Libra, you’re all revved up and ready to go but really have no solid destination. Don’t fret. Some inspiration will soon come to you and guide your path. Realx things will flow your way.

Taking each day as it comes without thinking too much about where you are going could be a great strategy right now, Aquarius. Overthinking things could be a recipe for trouble.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

Your career is about to take a unique turn, Cancer. However, you may have to devote some more of your personal time to be able to handle the new responsibilities.

Pay attention to all of the small details, as they help complete the bigger picture, Scorpio. This involves dotting every “i” and crossing every “t.” Follow up on all loose ends.

It is one thing to have big ideas, but quite another to put plans into action, Pisces. You are ready to step up this week and make things happen.

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