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Arcola Daycare’s Ladies Night Out Lynne Bell

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March meant ‘Mystery & Merlot’ as women from throughout the area banished the winter blues at the Arcola Daycare’s annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser, Saturday, March 10 at Prairie Place Hall. “We’re so grateful to our wonderful community and all of the communities from the area who support the daycare by supporting Ladies Night Out,” says Arcola Daycare Director, Kayla Breti. “Whether someone attends, buys a table or supports us in any way, we have a long list of volunteers, donors and businesses to thank.” One hundred and seventy women got their glam on as they dined on a pork medallion and stuffed chicken supper catered by Manor’s Weir Family. Throughout the evening, ladies sipped, shopped and socialized and later, enjoyed entertainment by Danceland DJ’s Name That Tune. A male auction - featuring members of the Arcola Combines hockey team - raised nearly $2,000 as volunteer auctioneer Carlee Annis offered their services as waiters to the highest bidders.

Women from throughout the area got their glam on and banished the winter blues at the Arcola Daycare’s Ladies Night Out, Saturday, March 10 at Prairie Place Hall. Proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit childcare facility. MC and daycare parent, Derrick Edwards (pictured) led 170 attendees in a toast to everyone who made the evening possible. Although the total amount of cash raised for the daycare was unavailable at presstime, Arcola Daycare President, Bree Ryan says: “This fundraiser is only possible because of the countless volunteer hours put in by our committee members, daycare parents and supporters – and many of them spent time away from their families to support the Arcola Daycare. We have so many sponsors to thank and we are grateful for everyone who attends this event every year.”

This year, Arcola’s Ladies Night Out featured a ‘Merlot & Mystery’-themed evening filled with sipping, supping, shopping and socializing all in support of the non-profit Arcola Daycare. One of the event’s most popular additions is the Bachelor Auction. This year, the Arcola Combines raised nearly $2,000 by auctioning their services as waiters. Here, volunteer auctioneer Carlee Annis is pictured with Combines player, Brett Lees.

(left) Attendees enjoyed a Ladies Night Out at Arcola’ Prairie Place Hall as women came together to support the Arcola Daycare. Here, a winning table of women are waited on by Jay James of the Arcola Combines hockey team.

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“Merit Ford Drives Life”

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The staff of Merit Ford were excited to win the 2017 Ford of Canada President’s Award Diamond Club and Gold Award. From left to right: Jamie Leptich, Justin Cowan, Faron Biesenthal, Joel Mryglod, Kirk Himmelspech, Heather Lutz, Dustin Boutin, JulieAnn Paquette, Jaya Markham, and Ellen Windjack. Missing from photo: Corey Wilson, Daniel Procyk, Woody Calbay, and Brian West. Kelly Running Observer Staff

General Manager of Merit Ford, Joel Mryglod, was very excited to share the news that the Carlyle dealership earned the 2017 Ford of Canada President’s Award Diamond Club and Gold Award winners, attributing the prestigious award to the way his team approaches vehicles based on their motto, “Merit Ford Drives Life.” “The President’s Award, Ford of Canada’s highest Dealership honour, is presented annually to those Dealerships who demonstrate outstanding achievement in Sales and Service Consumer Experience,” Mryglod explained. “It’s based on our sales volume and last year our sales were nearly double the year before. We’ve worked really, really hard though to make sure we have the right people in the right place.” “Our sales team – Dustin [Boutin] and Faron

[Biesenthal] – are bubbly and fun, and very knowledgeable. At the service desk we have Kirk [Himmelspech] and Corey [Wilson]. We’ve moved JulieAnn [Paquette] and she’s our parts person, which is a new position to her as of 2017. So, we’ve tweaked the roles a little bit and have worked to their strengths.” Mryglod added that the dealership has won the award in the past, but they were unable to track down the exact year it was earned. For Mryglod the award wasn’t something they were looking to earn in his first year as General Manager, but the prestigious award is very much appreciated and reflects the support from the community. “My dealer principles is to focus on community,” Mryglod stated. “Our focus in a small community is different than big city dealers because our neighbours are our customers. When I drive home, I’ll pull into my driveway and we’ll have serviced the guy’s vehicle beside me; so, if it’s not done right

you’ve let your neighbour down. We take pride in working on our friends’ vehicles.” “In January 2017 we created a new slogan, ‘Merit Ford drives life.’ In a small rural community you can’t do anything without a vehicle. I have three children and I drove my wife to the hospital each time. Whether you’re going to a job, to a leases, working on a farm, having to get to the city… without a vehicle none of that happens.” “So, when we’re selling a vehicle or fixing a vehicle we feel like we’re making a difference and that came through last year to the point that Ford recognized it with this award.” The focus on knowing your neighbours comes down to a life philosophy that Mryglod’s grandfather used to tell him: “If you take care of it, it will take care of you.” “That message has come through the dealership in that if we take care of our community… then they’ll take care of us too.”

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RCMP Town Hall facilitates discussion Kelly Running Observer Staff

The RCMP is focused on ensuring they are meeting the expectations of the areas they serve by hosting Town Halls; Carlyle RCMP’s first Town Hall meeting was hosted in Carlyle on Tuesday, March 6, to address any concerns of community members from the area they serve. Their goal is to conduct four each year and move them throughout the detachment area in order to facilitate dialogue with those they are protecting and serving. Overview of the detachment The detachment covers area from Forget to the Manitoba border and up to Wawota. Staff Sergeant Darren Simons explained that they have

a very good relationship with surrounding police services as well meaning comprehensive coverage. “We work very well with Carnduff and Estevan Rural, we’re all on the same radio; and also with Traffic Services,” Staff Sgt. Simons stated. “A couple of years ago there had been an abduction at the rink and Estevan Traffic Services was in the area were some of the first to respond. So, although they’re designated as Traffic Services if something comes up that takes priority that’s where the efforts are put.” Currently the Carlyle detachment is working with 11 members; a fully staffed detachment in Carlyle would ideally be 13. Additionally there is a Traffic Services unit, 18033SS0

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which has three members and fully staffed would ideally be four. However, Simons explained there is a policing shortage across the country, not only for the RCMP, but also for other police services as well. Within the Carlyle detachment there is a lot of experience with members ranging from their first month of duty to 28 years experience. Staff Sgt. Simons says, “An asset that we have is that all of us did something before we joined the RCMP. Members have had previous experience as an electrical engineer, a physical therapist, I was in the army, so there is a lot of knowledge there; I’ve worked with someone that used to be a truck driver before he joined as well and learned a lot from him.” “We also have members from BC to Newfoundland, we have a variety of people who join our detachment, it’s truly Canadian.” “We are recruiting, the province of Saskatchewan isn’t meeting their recruiting goals, and there are shortages across the country and in every police force.” If interested visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca online or stop in at your local detachment to inquire. Main concerns Legalization of marijuana “I’ll talk to you about this with my three different hats: police officer, father, and Regional Park Board member,” Simons told the crowd. “Trudeau hasn’t really said what is going to happen yet, but right now it’s looking like it will be treated under two umbrellas: like alcohol and cigarettes. It will be treated like alcohol in that it cannot be done in public and like cigarettes because you won’t be able to do it in a bar either.” “So, if there’s people sitting around a campfire and they’re smoking it, we know their smoke will drift into other campsites; parks are family friendly and we know science has said that marijuana can affect the development of the brain in people from zero to 25-yearsold. Right now the Federal Government has said that laws regarding marijuana will be created by Provincial Governments, but we don’t really have an answer at the moment.” “We do have Standard Field Sobriety training and we also have a Drug Recognition Expert in Weyburn who has done an intense five week program that we can have come up. SGI is looking to train more in this as well.”

“As a father I don’t know what the effects will be on my family right now either. We’re at a wait and see right now; but we’re trying to keep on top of it.” Additionally there are two handheld devices being tested in the Battlefords which are intended to screen a driver’s saliva for cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and opioids. If this pilot project, also being tested by Ontario Provincial Police, Yellowknife RCMP, and police forces in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, and Gatineau, is successful it will be one more way to ensure RCMP are able to better prevent serious accidents. “Piggy backing on this is set to be changes to who we can test for impaired driving,” Staff Sgt. Simons added. “The changes would mean we can test anyone we pull over and what this means is that people who are functional alcoholics decide not to take the chance. This change has been implemented in other countries it has led to decreased wait times in hospitals and has saved money for healthcare.” The focus would be to prevent something from happening. Although someone has driven while intoxicated and nothing has happened, it doesn’t mean something won’t happen. So, policing wants to prevent any serious incidents. Theft When it comes to property crimes the Carlyle detachment is able to call on Yorkton to come out in order to gather further evidence in property crimes. Members urge people to also take pictures of serial numbers of their belongings. Sometimes an item might show up, but it cannot be proven without a doubt to be yours, and taking a photo of the serial number to store on your phone is a simple way to ensure your belongings are returned to you. However, the most important thing to do? Dissuade thieves by simply locking your garage, house doors, and vehicles. “Help us by simply locking your doors,” Staff Sgt. Simons said. “Most criminals are pretty lazy, they’ll try a handle and if it’s open they’ll go into it. The majority of break and enters actually happen during the day while you’re at work, so it’s important to keep things locked.” “I once tracked a guy, after a snowfall like this, you could see exactly where his footprints went and he was simply trying door handles. The

Staff photos by Kelly Running

Staff Sgt. Darren Simons addresses a crowd gathered in Carlyle on Tuesday, March 6, regarding policing services within their coverage area. The intention of Carlyle RCMP is to host four Town Halls per year in different communities they cover in order to open dialogue with the citizens they protect and serve. ones that opened he’d take loose change or CDs, when I asked him why CDs he said, ‘I had to take something.’” Rural coverage “When our members finish a shift they pass on where they all went,” Staff Sgt. Simons explained. “A lot of the times when we patrol rural areas it’s in the evenings and people don’t always see us out there. But we do travel on back roads, it’s important for us to know the area, so when we get a call we know where to go. Carlyle is a hub for us, so we do spend a little more time here than elsewhere, but it’s where the detachment is and it’s also where court is; but, we do try to get out as much as we can.” Staff Sgt. Simons also asked for neighbours to continue looking out for each other: “If there’s been a fuel theft for example and you saw a blue car at whatever time, that’s good information for us to know, whether it was them or a different car, if we know about it we can investigate it.” “If you don’t call in, we don’t know it’s happened. So, if you’ve seen a suspicious vehicle that’s good information for us to know because maybe they were just lost, but maybe that vehicle was just reported stolen. Information is valuable to us.” Additionally, Conservation Officers (CO) assist in police matters as does the Department of Transportation (DoT). “They have almost as many powers of arrest as we do,” Cst. Inkster explained. “They can

pull your vehicle over and give you a speeding ticket.” Staff Sgt. Simons added, “In Saskatchewan Co’s, DoT, and RCMP work together. They’re not there to replace us, but they communicate with and help us. If a vehicle was involved in a break and enter, then DoT happens to find that vehicle they can block it in and arrest them, we then take over the investigation.” “In the summer the park brings extra CO’s in and that really helps us with that area.” Traffic “We have a dedicated traffic unit out on the roads and I personally believe that visibility makes a difference,” Staff Sgt. Simons stated. “Our vehicles look like vehicles everyone else drives. We have one unmarked vehicle here and we have one that comes through Traffic Services. We want to be proactive and deal with any traffic issue before it becomes a major issue. We want to prevent collisions.” When asked about quotas, Staff Sgt. Simons smiled and laughed, “I can write as many tickets as I want.” Seriously he added, “No, we don’t have a quota to meet for tickets. Our Traffic units are expected to make contacts, but that’s not tickets, that might be a warning or a reminder to fix your windshield.” Additionally, the Traffic Services units have Automatic Licence Plate Reading Stystems installed.

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From Page 4- RCMP Town Hall While driving at highway speeds the camera can take pictures and automatically read licence plates. This notifies members in real time that the owner is wanted, the vehicle isn’t registered, the owner is suspended, the vehicle has been stolen, etc… Members will use their discretion, so if it hasn’t been licenced for a couple days usually they just get you to do it right there, but if it hasn’t been licenced since August then you’ll be getting a ticket. “When they go down Main Street in any town it reads all of the licence plates automatically,” Staff Sgt. Simons adds. RCMP requests of the community Call the detachment if something is suspicious RCMP would like the citizens they serve to work with them by reporting anything they find suspicious. Some-

times the information might be nothing, but sometimes it is an important piece of the puzzle. “We often have running search warrants that we can only put through once we have enough information,” Staff Sgt. Simons stated. “So, if you see something suspicious we need to know about it, even if you think it might be irrelevant. Sometimes it does mean something and sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes we can’t let on the importance of the information.” “I’ve had people come to me and talk to me about say a drug problem and basically we’re just waiting on a warrant. I have to keep that under my hat until the matter has been handled. So, we definitely don’t mind people giving us info. We’ll ask lots of questions, but you can remain anonymous if

you wish. Any information we receive though, we never say where we get that information from anyway and it’s nice for us to be able to follow up with them about what came of the information.” Slow down for emergency vehicles Cst. Dubeau, a new member, brought up the importance of pulling over and stopping if an emergency vehicle has its lights on responding to a call. “I’ve noticed cars don’t pull over here or really pay attention to emergency vehicles,” Cst. Dubeau stated. “You must pull over and yield to emergency vehicles; and when you’re passing them on the side of the road you have to slow to 60 km/hr. This is my first post, I’ve been out of Depot for a month, and it’s kind of unnerving driving at high speeds responding to an emergency and while en

Snow today, gone tomorrow

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Many people in Carlyle were extremely pleased with how the quick work was made in town with the immense amount of snow that had fallen between Sunday, March 4, and Tuesday, March 6. The Town of Carlyle was quick to be out clearing the snow throughout the day. Todd Thompson, Public Works Superintendent for the Town of Carlyle, said that it was a community effort in snow removal with Fabers Electric running a skid steer, B&A Yard Holdings cleared sidewalks along Main Street, and (pictured here) Carlyle Contracting worked extremely late into the evening on March 6 to remove the cleared snow from Main Street. Additionally Thompson says that the community pulled together with many people helping remove snow from neighbours’ driveways and helping in anyway they could.

Members of the community who attended the RCMP Town Hall were able to visit with RCMP members following the interactive presentation held by the Carlyle detachment on Tuesday, March 6. route vehicles aren’t responding in a safe manner. Standing on the side of the road when vehicles are passing at high speeds is also very unnerving.” Staff Sgt. Simons added, “If a vehicle pulls over and stops, then I know they saw me and I know they’re letting me pass. We are driving at elevated speeds while listening to our radio or sometimes we’re on our cellphone – we have to be for the job, sometimes you’ll be on the way to a call and you’re talking to the person on the phone trying to calm them down while you’re en route responding to the matter.” “It’s also law to pull over and stop, and we’re actually going to be installing cameras on our cars in the near future that turn on automatically when the police vehicle’s lights are on. It’s for our safety. All of the data is there and we can rewind through it if needed. So, people will be receiving tickets in the mail soon if they’re not abiding by the law, which is there for everyone’s safety.”

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Country’s Duane Steele brings ‘The Legend of George Jones’ to Arcola Lynne Bell

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Canadian country star Duane Steele will bring ‘The Legend of George Jones’ to Arcola’s MacMurray Theatre, Wednesday, March 21 at 8 p.m., thanks to the efforts of the Arcola Optimist Club - with proceeds to finance continuing upgrades to the heritage building. The award-winning Canadian country singer’s stop in Arcola was added to Steele’s performance schedule because it was a fit between the singer’s upcoming tour dates in Winnipeg and Edmonton. “We’re really lucky to bring this show to our area,” says Optimist Club member, Kelvin Luedtke. “Duane Steele’s ‘The Legend of George Jones’ has been a sell-out at other ven-

ues in Saskatchewan and across Western Canada.” “It’s a full-on show,” adds Optimist Club Secretary, Glen Lawson. “It’s a one-man show with Duane Steele portraying George Jones, but he’s bringing his full band, his regular crew and his own sound and lights.” “As Kelvin said, we’re looking forward to the show,” says Lawson. “It’s been really popular throughout Western Canada. In this area, it’s already played to big crowds at the Bear Claw Casino at White Bear and at Casino Regina. We know people who tried to get tickets to those performances and weren’t able to, so we’re really happy to welcome them to this performance at The Mac.” “And our theatre’s acoustics and atmosphere guarantees a

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great night of music.” Steele is among Canada’s top country artists. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and has recorded eight studio albums - including one greatest hits package, which includes the number-one hit ‘Anita Got Married.’ He has toured the world with his own show and has opened for Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood and Sammy Kershaw, to name a few. Steele has described performing ‘The Legend of George Jones’ as “A challenge, but one that I’m up for.” “When you’re younger, I don’t know if the songs hit home as much as they certainly do now,” says the fiftysomething singer. “His songs take on a whole new perspective when you’re singing them. I’m sure (George Jones) was picking these songs because he was certainly living some of them and it makes that much more of a powerful presentation because of it.” Like many country singers, Steele cites the legendary George Jones as both an idol and a musical influence. Jones died in 2013 at the age of 81 and during his lifetime, the Texasborn singer/songwriter achieved international fame for his 13 numberone hits - one of which is the heart-rending ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’” As well as his decades-long solo career, Jones was known as one of country music’s finest harmony singers - as evidenced during his tumultuous personal and professional partnership with third wife, Tammy Wynette. During his 60-year career, Jones chronicled heartbreak, happiness

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1 Director at the Alida Branch (3 year term) 1 Director at the Gainsborough Branch (3 year term) 1 Director at the Alameda Branch (1 year term) Nomination forms are available from any of the staff of Prairie Pride Credit Union where an election is required or any member of the nominating committee. Eligibility qualifications are included on the reverse side of the nomination form. Nominations must be received by Prairie Pride Credit Union no later than 4:00pm, Friday March 23rd 2018. Election week has been established as April 9th, 2018 to April 13th, 2018 inclusive.

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Canadian country singer Duane Steele will bring ‘The Legend of George Jones’ to Arcola’s MacMurray Theatre, thanks to the community’s Arcola Optimist Club. “We’re bringing a piece of music history to our historic theatre with this show,” says Optimist Club Secretary, Glen Lawson. “It should be a very special evening.” and honky tonks - both on and off the stage. “We’re bringing a piece of music history to our historic theatre with this show,” says Lawson. “It should be a very

special evening.” Tickets to ‘The Legend of George Jones’ are $40 each and are available at Arcola Co-op, Arcola Pharmacy or by calling Glen at (306)577-3250 or Kelvin at

(306)-577-9917. In Carlyle, tickets are available at Michael’s Coffee Shop & Bakery. All seating is general admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

Council considers emergency plan Lynne Bell

Observer Staff

Carlyle Town Council held their regular bi-weekly meeting Wednesday, March 7 at the Carlyle Civic Centre. Council’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at the Civic Centre. Emergency plan Council is currently discussing a comphrensive emergency plan due in part to the recent sustained power outage in the area, with a focus on ensuring vulnerable community members are able to stay warm and well.

Library survey Councillor Jenn Sedor requests that community members and library users complete the ‘Carlyle Library 2018 Program Survey,’ which can be accessed by visiting the Town of Carlyle Facebook page or the Cornerstone Family and Youth Facebook Page. “The Carlyle Public Library and CFY are asking community members to complete this very short and simple survey,” says Sedor. “The questions will help us to plan programs and services to be offered by the library. Anyone who completes the survey can also be entered for a

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prize pack. But most importantly, their participation helps us to bring the best programming possible to our library.” Stop signs Two yield signs on Mountain Drive and near Gordon F. Kells High School will be removed and instead, stop signs will be located at these intersections. Public Works Town of Carlyle Public Works Superintendent Todd Thompson delivered his regular report to council. Councillor John Brownlee praised the town’s outside workers for their recent snow clearing efforts.

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Weekly RCMP report Kelly Running Observer Staff

The Carlyle detachment of the RCMP responded to a various calls throughout the week of March 1 to March 7. 911 calls There were two misdials and one – determined to be – non-emergency. RCMP received a 911 call, which required the ambulance when someone slipped on ice and was injured. Abandoned vehicle With blizzard conditions a call reported an abandoned vehicle in the ditch. RCMP attended. There was a complaint of an abandoned snowmobile. Alcohol related calls A caller provided information to RCMP regarding people who are likely to drive while under the influence. An individual called to ask RCMP to remove unwanted intoxicated people from their residence in the Carlyle area. There was a phone call with concerns that people were drinking while on snowmobile trails in the area. Members issued a three-day roadside suspension to a driver due to alcohol related issues. The individual’s vehicle was also towed. There was a RID

(Report Intoxicated Drivers) call identifying a potentially impaired driver. This matter is under investigation. Assaults An assault report was the result of an ongoing disagreement between individuals. The matter is under investigation. There was a reported assault in the Carlyle area, which is under investigation. Assistance Members provided assistance to EMS. An individual reported seeing someone on the side of the road and were worried about his well-being. The individual was simply waiting for his ride. RCMP received a call asking them for a ride home. Break and enter There was a break and enter reported in the Carlyle area. An investigation was conducted, but it appears to be unfounded. Civil matter There was a dispute over a car rental. This was determined to be a non-police matter. Driving infractions There was a complaint of a dangerous driver on #13 near Antler. Patrols were made, but RCMP were unable to locate the vehicle. An individual was fined $280 for driving without due care and attention. The driver was also given warnings for using a cell phone while driving and for speeding. Three warnings for operating a motor vehicle or trailer without

Weyburn, Fillmore, Radville RCMP drug seizure during traffic stop A traffic stop near Stoughton, Saskatchewan by the Fillmore RCMP during the early morning hours of March 4, 2018 resulted in a significant seizure of what is believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. A quantity of pills and weapons, including a firearm were also seized. 31-year-old Ryan Dorey from Regina, Saskatchewan and 41-year-old Cheri Johnson of Edmonton, Alberta are facing drug trafficking, weapons possession and other charges. Cheri Johnson appeared in Weyburn Provincial Court on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Ryan Dorey will be appearing in Weyburn Provincial Court on April 24, 2018.

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registration were issued. One driver was fined $150 for driving without their driver’s licence and was also given a warning for operating a motor vehicle without registration. Another ticket for driving without a licence was issued for $150 and there were two other drivers given warnings for failing to produce their licence for a peace officer upon request. Inspection notices: windshield, daytime running lights, obstructed licence plates (2), muffler (2), mudflaps, inadequate headlamps, and tint (4). There was a warning issued for failing to wear a seatbelt. A ticket for $580 was issued for not having their vehicle registered. Four warnings were issued for speeding, while 11 tickets were issued in the $130 range for speeding, and one driver was fined $150 for speeding. A $100 fine was given to an individual for operating a snowmobile without certification or registration. The individual was fined under the Snowmobile Act. There was a motor vehicle collision which resulted in $125 fine for following a vehicle more closely than reasonable in weather conditions. Another collision was reported to the RCMP. The vehicle involved was not driveable.

Someone was reported for operating a dirt bike in Redvers. A warning was issued to an individual for failing to use headlights or not using headlights in poor visibility. There was a ticket issued for $175 to an individual for having a load that dropped on the highway or was likely to drop. An individual was given a warning for failing to display their licence plate. Even if it cannot be attached in the designated spot, it needs to be visible in the back window of the vehicle. Failure to comply An individual was failing to comply with

their release conditions. The officer looking into the matter used discretion and the individual was not charged. Three individuals failed to attend court and there are warrants out for them. False alarms There were a total of three false alarms during this time: one was accidental at a business at closing time, members attended the second and the building was secure, and an employee at a business in the Carlyle area was unaware of the alarm system. Fire There was a fire call to a land location outside of Carlyle where a shed was on fire and the

caller was concerned the fire would spread to other buildings. A vehicle in Wawota caught fire. There were no injuries and the fire was put out promptly. A cabin at the White Bear Resort caught fire. Carlyle and Kenosee volunteer fire departments responded. Fraud There was a call from a complainant who reported a potential phone scam. Suspicious person A person reported receiving a suspicious phone call. Theft There was a theft reported from a business. This matter is under investigation.

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Quote of the Week... “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland

What does a power outage bring?

It was a bit of an interesting day there on Feb. 28 when the lights went out from Carlyle to the Manitoba border… thankfully it was a beautiful day out, but the power was off for 15 hours, came back on in Carlyle for an hour, and then was off again for about an hour before coming back for good. Kelly Running It’s amazing how much we Observer Staff rely on electricity and technology these days. Growing up on the farm if there was ever a power outage that seemed to be extended out came the generator and a fire was lit in the fireplace downstairs – that thing could heat the whole house. Sitting in my apartment though was a little bit different. When I went to bed, I hadn’t checked to see what SaskPower had said about how long the power would be off, so I plugged in my phone expecting it to be charged in the morning as I automatically thought it would only be out for a couple hours tops. When I awoke in the morning, no such luck. I went and plugged my phone into my truck to charge and checked out what was going on via my SaskPower app. My first thought was about the paper. In Carlyle we send to press on Wednesdays and it has to be at the plant by noon… well that wasn’t going to happen, luckily we had that hour in the afternoon and our production got it sent… otherwise we were going to be lacking a paper that week. So, what does one do when the power is out? Luckily it was a beautiful day, so I opened up any blinds where sun might be able to come in to keep the apartment relatively warm. I avoided opening up the freezer or fridge to avoid letting the cold air escape… and for lunch I used the BBQ… and I barbequed a can of soup. I can honestly say that’s something I never thought I would ever do. Looking back on it I could have pulled out my little camp stove, but oh well. I read a book, which because of this job I don’t get around to a whole lot, I look at words for most of the day and reading a book for enjoyment – although I’ve always enjoyed reading – isn’t necessarily my go to. I also had my camera at home… so the cat that I found on the streets, which now lives with me got to have a photo shoot. In a very short two-months I’ve become the “crazy cat lady,” but I have to say the pictures are pretty darn cute. In reality I never thought that I would ever own a cat in my life. I consider myself a dog person, so when this little thing showed up at The Observer frozen in January we formed a bond as she sat on my lap for the entire day in my office as I worked. Maybe I’m more of an animal person. She lost half of her ear due to it having froze, which was quite the odd experience finding that… luckily I didn’t find it in my bed… but I did find it on the floor near my couch – it was cold, furry, wrinkled, and hard… what was it? I dropped it quickly. Looked to my cat and realized it was just her ear. It was definitely weird finding that one though. The other day when it began snowing she spent her time on the windowsill watching it come down... the last storm she would have been outside for seeking shelter… so, I spent my time watching her and wondering what was going through her mind as the snow fell.

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Creating color by the numbers A Canadian singer/songwriter was presenting a concert for a local audience with the majority of the crowd being a group of high school students. The personable performer spoke directly to the students between songs and at one point questioned a couple of the boys in attendance about their hair. They had recently shaved a popular running shoe My Outlook Shelley Luedtke logo into the back of their head. She asked them if they were being paid by the company to advertise for them, and of course, they said they weren’t. She encouraged them, and all of us, to think about what we advertise and who we advertise for as we make our way in the world. We do it all the time. Logos, labels and trademarks are emblazoned on our clothes and coffee mugs, shoes and shopping bags. We buy items with brand names stretched across the front that serve as an ad for the company that charges us to be their walking billboard. We’re not on their payroll but we’re doing their promotion. There are a number of people who have reversed this equation and have found ways to turn it into quite the payday. Since the early 2000’s (and likely longer..but more quietly) celebrities have been charging big bucks to wear designer clothes to big events. Some stars are cutting one-time deals and can easily clear $1 million a night. Others are negotiating exclusive contracts. One actress has a 3-year $15,000,000 deal to wear Dior gowns on the red carpet and appear in print ads. This is the same company that sold a cotton t-shirt for $915 featuring the slogan “We should all be feminists”. The tshirt was a hit during a runway show but received worldwide attention when music superstar Rihanna posted a selfie wearing it. Critics accused the fashion house of trying to capitalize on the political climate at the time so when Rihanna became an instant sales marketer they announced they would be donating a percentage of the sales to her foundation. They didn’t release what that percentage was going to be, though. Given the massive free publicity she gave them it should have been high, however their reluctance to be more transparent raises doubt.

A couple of female celebrities have stated publicly their bodies and their image are not for rent and their fans can be assured they are not being paid to wear certain items or eat in certain restaurants or travel to particular places. Their stand might open some eyes to the dollars being pocketed by others, yet their fame is still garnering publicity wherever they go and whatever they are doing. Companies are laughing all the way to the bank when they get endorsements from celebrities they don’t have to pay a dime for, but it isn’t just the famous who are doing their work for them. Remember the unicorn frappuccino? A large coffee franchise introduced the multi-flavored, color-changing beverage (taking its lead from a Brooklyn cafe) for a limited time last year, and watched as its customers became an unpaid sales force by posting endless pictures of themselves drinking it. One analyst observed that the beverage’s success was in part because it was simply too bizarre to ignore, and even those who didn’t enjoy the 410 calorie, 59 grams of sugar drink, apparently felt compelled to let the world know they had purchased one. We pay for the products and then allow ourselves to become the mouthpiece for the corporation. It reminds me of a joke by a stand up comedian who talked about having to buy a membership to shop at a big box retailer. When he indicated he wanted boxes for his purchases the clerk headed to the recycle bin and retrieved two for him. That is when it struck him, “Not only am I paying for the privilege of shopping here but now I’m taking out their garbage!” We may not be the ones cashing in on what we wear or where we eat but we hold tremendous economic power regardless how thick or thin our wallets might be. What we buy and what we draw attention to can have an impact on others, and that makes us influencers. We get to decide where that influence might extend. Imagine the impact if we put those resources into the people, businesses and companies that are run by the friends and neighbours who are committed to the same communities you are. Let’s leave the red for the carpets that celebrities walk across, and ensure our purchasing power goes to keeping the companies that matter most to us in the black. That’s my outlook.

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Salary or dividends – making the right choice As the owner-manager of an incorporated business, you can choose how you wish to be compensated: By receiving a salary (including bonuses) or through dividends from shares you own in the company -- but there are a number of factors to consider before you make that choice. Salary Is a deduction to your company but will also attract both employer and employee Canada Pension Plan (CPP) premiums and, in some provinces, payroll taxes. Generates Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contribution room, CPP benefits and is necessary if you wish to establish an Individual Pension Plan (IPP). Dividends Are paid out of aftertax corporate profits. Cor-

porate business income in excess of the small business deduction (SBD) limit ($500,000 federally and in most provinces) is subject to higher corporate tax rates than business income eligible for the SBD. Dividends paid out of business income above the SBD are eligible for a more advantageous personal tax rate. Dividends paid out of business income taxed at the lower SBD rate are noneligible, resulting in a lower Dividend Tax Credit for the shareholder and, consequently, attracting more personal tax than an ‘eligible’ dividend. A mix of salary and dividends In the past, tax professionals often advised business owners to pay themselves at least enough salary to reduce corporate profits below the SBD limit, to avoid higher rates of corpo-

rate tax on active income. But, with the drop in corporate rates, more tax can now be deferred by leaving income in the corporation – so, if corporate income will not be needed personally, it can make sense to retain high tax rate income inside the corporation for investment. However, to the extent that you require cash on a regular basis, salary is often the preferred compensation choice until corporate income is reduced to the SBD limit. A pure dividend strategy Taking compensation solely as dividends means that you will not be able to build RRSP room, may jeopardize access to CPP disability benefits and may not qualify for group disability plans. This strategy can, however, allow more income to be saved inside the corporation than could

otherwise be contributed to investments held within a RRSP or an IPP and could more than offset the reduction in future CPP retirement benefits. But this is a complicated strategy that requires consultation with your professional advisors. Other considerations Creditor protection – many provinces have rules preventing professional corporations from using holding companies or trusts as creditor proofing strategies so it may be prudent to hold a significant portion of retirement assets in registered IPPs or Guaranteed Income Funds (GIFs). Compensation planning is closely linked to retirement planning. Ad-

dressing these issues now will improve your ongoing financial stability and retirement nest egg. Your professional advisor can help make the best choices for you. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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with menstrual cramps and could even slow functional decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Because vitamin E deficiencies are very rare, it’s strongly recommended that you consult a doctor before starting to take it in supplement form.

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Redvers sweeps Bienfait; Wawota battles Carnduff Kelly Running Observer Staff

Redvers (as of Monday, March 12) is waiting for the Wawota/ Carnduff series to finish after the Rockets swept the Bienfait Coalers in three. Wawota and Carnduff were tied two games to two following Game 4 in Wawota on Thursday, March 8; the final game action was held in Carnduff on Tuesday, March 13. Rockets sweep Coalers The Redvers Rockets swept the Bienfait Coalers series winning 3 games. The final game in their series was held on Tuesday, March 6. The first period went scoreless before

an exciting second period broke out with goals on both sides. Redvers earned 3 in the second, while Bienfait posted 2. Redvers goals were by Drew Hoff off the stick of Kevin Mann; Craig Gaudet posted one off an assist from Dakota Rose and Jordon Miller; while the third goal of the second period was earned by Todd Gervais from Brady Gaudet and Kelsey Kenler. Heading into the third Redvers was up 3-2 and secured their lead with two more goals: Brady Fidierchuk scored off an assist from Koltyn Miller and Drew Hoff, while Todd Gervais earned an unassisted goal. Flyers battle with

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Red Devils The Wawota Flyers found themselves in a do or die situation on March 8 with Carnduff leading the series 2-1, if Carnduff earned the win they were off to the finals, but Wawota was able to hold them off to play again on Tuesday, March 8 (after The Observer’s deadline). The game on March 8 saw a scoreless first period before action ramped up in the second period. The Flyers took advantage of Power Play opportunities. The first Power Play goal was scored by Justin Lamontagne off assists by Rob West and Riley Riddell. Ryan Taylor earned a regular goal with assists coming from Justin Lamontagne and Riley Riddell. This was followed by another Power Play goal by Kent Sauter off assists by Riley Riddell and Colton MacPherson. Heading into the third period the Flyers led 3-0, but they weren’t done yet. Although Carnduff was finally able to get through the wall that was Guillaume Blouin three times, tying up the game in the third another Power Play was given to the Flyers with Kent Sauter scoring the winning goal off assists by Hunter Smith and Warren Hunter. While, Taylor Ernst added to the lead off an assist by Riley Riddell with less than two minutes in the period to ensure the win and the fifth playoff game.

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The Redvers Rockets have been very successful this year in the Big Six League and playoffs have been no different as they easily swept the series versus Bienfait to reach the final. As of Monday, March 12, they were waiting to see how the Wawota/Carnduff epoch would finish with Wawota forcing Carnduff to go to the fifth game in the series.

Curling Club set to celebrate 50 years

Photo courtesy Facebook: Carlyle Curling Club

Carlyle Curling Club: The Carlyle Curling Club is a place where many people gather. Whether it’s to stop in and watch curling, participate, or even just stop for a visit with a friend that’s there; it’s become a pinnacle in the community. This weekend the Curling Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, March 17, with the St. Patty’s Day Funspiel.

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Wrestling to the top: Nathen Schmidt has successful first year with Regina Cougars Kelly Running Observer Staff

Nathen Schmidt of Carlyle who graduated from Gordon F. Kells High School is in his first year of post-secondary at the University of Regina is working towards a Kinesiology Degree and is finding early success on the wrestling mat for the Cougars collegiate team. “I came with an injury to my knee and had to have surgery in September to have my meniscus repaired,” Schmidt explained. “But, I started wrestling and training towards the end of December, right before the Christmas break.” The young man rehabbed his knee and got back into training in time for the wrestling season, which started in January. “That first week of January we went down to the States to wrestle,” Schmidt said. “I didn’t

do super good, but I didn’t do bad either. I won my first match and lost my next two; but, it was good to be able to compete at that high level and to be back on the mat. It was nice too that we were in the States because although I represented the Cougars the wins and losses didn’t affect my standings. It was just a good way to get back into it.” From there Schmidt competed in Edmonton where he continued to wrestle well. “I placed fifth in my weight class. I had went two and two, so won two and lost two, but I wrestled some really good guys and lost in close matches. One of the matches was 5-5 and I just lost on criteria and the other match I lost was 4-3. So, I wasn’t blown out of the water and it was very competitive. That experience gave me some things to work on and from there I just kept training.”

“I dealt with a few little injuries, a pulled muscle, basically it was just my body getting used to tournamenting at such a high level.” Schmidt competed at a meet in Fraser Valley at the end of January where he lost out in the final, but says he was confident in the way he wrestled. Then came the Canada West competition, which he had hoped he would work towards winning in his second or third year with the Cougars; but, he was able to obtain this goal in his first year. “I competed at Canada West, our conferences, in the 68 kg event, I usually wrestle in the 65 kg… so I was smaller than most of my competition, but I wrestled really well and won,” Schmidt stated excitedly. “It’s very prestigious and had been a goal of mine to win in the future, I never expected to win it in my first year.

Nathen Schmidt is studying Kinesiology at the U of R and is a fierce competitor for the Cougars wrestling team. Having a successful first year this year the young man, in his first year out of high school, earned his way to the U Sport Championships after finishing with a gold medal at the Canada West Championship.

Nathen Schmidt grapples with a wrestler from the University of Calgary at the Canada West Wrestling Championships held in February where he finished with a gold medal and the opportunity to wrestle as a freshman at the U Sport Championships.

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Carlyle’s Nathen Schmidt (centre) is finding success at the collegiate wrestling level where he represents the University of Regina. In his first year at the collegiate level, also after recovering from a knee injury and surgery, he came out to win the Canada West Wrestling Championships – a goal he had set for his second or third year of University. First, second, and third place there then qualify for the U Sports Championship, which was held in Sault St. Marie, Ontario.” “I wrestled well there although my results don’t really show it, I lost my three matches and came away in seventh place, but I was the only rookie in my category and I was wrestling against guys that were in their 20s with beards,” Schmidt laughed. “Overall it’s been such a great experience and I’ve learned a lot already. Each of my losses as well, I can take and work on different things for next year.” “My biggest take away this year was definitely the difference in competing and preparing. In high school I trained hard, but it was really nothing compared to here. I thought I had pushed myself and trained hard, but now I’m in the best shape of my life – that’s including competing in football, martial arts, and when I wrestled in high school.” “The coach here is awesome too. He really pushes us and is hard on us as a coach, but he also treats you like family.” Although Schmidt’s first year with the Cougars is complete he is now participating in club wrestling where he recently competed in Provincials and plans to attend Jr. Nationals in Montreal. “Provincials in Saskatoon is basically the U of R versus the U of S,” he said. “It’ll be a fun competition and a good way to warm up for Nationals.” “A goal of mine since I started to wrestle is still to win Nationals and

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Alida’s Act One Productions staged four performances of playwright Roger Karshner’s ‘Clothes Encounters’ from Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, March 11 at the Alida Hall. Cast members (pictured, l-r) Rochelle Smith, Dennis Jolicoeur, Tim Cowan, Wes Smith and Shanna Carriere brought the farce to life for audiences from throughout the area and beyond.

“Act One is honoured to dedicate this performance to one of our biggest fans, Elaine Purves. ‘If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter that would be a great thing. - Robin Williams.’”

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Two of the team from Alida’s Act One productions - Wes Smith and Tim Cowan - face off during the funny farce that is this year’s performance of playwright Roger Karshner’s ‘Clothes Encounters.’

As well as the theatre company’s much-anticipated performances, Alida’s Act One Productions also offers dinner and dessert theatre experiences - all thanks to the efforts of: the Alida Hall and Rink Auxiliary whose members manage the dinner theatre, Cocktail Manager: Margaret Peet, Dessert Managers: Diane Potapinski and Celine Fouillard, Bar Manager: Sheri Patton and House Decorator: Joey Mailhiot.

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Rebels win gold in Regina QCVC tournament

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL TOWN OF ARCOLA Pursuant to subsection 217 of The Municipalities Act, notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Arcola for the year 2018 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on the following days: Monday to Friday from March 12th to April 16th, 2018. A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of the Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment of classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her notice of appeal including the applicable assessment appeal fee with: The Assessor Town of Arcola Box 359, Arcola, SK S0C 0G0

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On the weekend of Mar. 10, the Red Coat Rebels attended the Queen City Volleyball Club (QCVC) 18U tournament in Regina. The Rebels went undefeated the entire weekend to win Gold against the host QCVC Royal Purple team. It was a hard fought battle between the two teams that went to three sets, cheered on by a gym full of fans. All Rebels played very well. The Rebels are currently ranked 4th in the province and the athletes will be honing their skill(s) to prepare for Sask. Cup 2 in Lloydminster from Mar. 17 to18.

Southeast Vipers earn 4th place at Sask Cup 2

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VILLAGE OF STORTHOAKS NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Storthoaks for the year 2018 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from: 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except all public holidays, Friday, March 16th, 2018 To Thursday, April 19th, 2018 A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with: The Assessor Village of Storthoaks Box 40, Storthoaks, Saskatchewan S0C 2K0 By the 19th day of April, 2018 Dated this 16th day of March, 2018 Gisele Bouchard, Assessor

T.L. Penner Construction Inc., as the Construction Manager for the Melita Pool Committee, invites tenders from interested Trade Contractors for the construction of a new 17,660 sq. ft. addition and renovations to 11,635 sq. ft. of existing space at the Melita Communiplex, located in Melita Manitoba. All trade scopes are requested. Tenders marked: “Melita Communiplex Addition” will be received at the office of T.L. Penner Construction Inc., not later than:

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Tender documents are available at the office of the Construction Manager. Tender documents may also be viewed at the Winnipeg, CARM and Regina Construction Association offices. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all tenders received. The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted.

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Jarred Valentine helps bring home championship trophy

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Jarred Valentine recently competed on the Sask Selects 16U Football team, which walked away the champions of the 16U Division International Selects Sports Pigskin Classic. The final game was played against the host team, the San Antonio Red Raiders. Both teams were undefeated going into the final. The Sask Selects won with a last minute drive to beat them 22-19, which kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Overall it was an awesome and memorable experience, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of local businesses, family, friends, and the Moosomin Generals Football Organization that helped by sponsoring him.

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Spring spotlight on Ohtani, Angels

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Bruce Penton Baseball and its spring training season usually loses the month of March to the playoff chases in the NHL and NBA and March Madness, but it’s winning this year thanks to the groundbreaking attempt by Shohei Ohtani to become Babe Ruth — 100 years later. There has not been a pitcher-slugger to perform in the Major Leagues since Ruth did it for a couple of seasons (1918-19) before some wise judge of talent decided Ruth would be better off as a full-time slugger. Turned out to be a good decision. So here we are, about 100 years later, and Ohtani is a Japanese phenom who rewarded the Los Angeles Angels with his signature on a contract, and this spring has been a full-blown Ohtani circus in suburban Phoenix. No one yet knows whether Ohtani can succeed as a potential 20-game winner/30homer guy, but the Angels will give him at least one season to try. One of the demands the Ohtani management team made of MLB suitors was that he be given a chance to do both. So, for the time being, Ohtani will be one of five in the Angels starting rotation and will

serve as designated hitter in perhaps three of the four games between his pitching starts. The baseball world watches and awaits the results. The jury was still out after the two weeks of spring training. Ohtani was batting .091 (1for-11) and his pitching stats were equally lame (1-1, 6.75 ERA) but the sample sizes were too small to matter. (By comparison, his superstar teammates, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout, were batting .167 and .071 at the same juncture.) At age 23, Ohtani has the goods, scouts say, to succeed both on the mound and at the plate. A variety of variables exist, though. Japanese baseball is not quite as good as the MLB. Ohtani will not only have to contend with the best major league pitching has to offer, but also unprecedented media attention. An army of Japanese journalists and broadcast teams will be following his every move and if he thinks Hollywood is Sleepytown, U.S.A., he’s in for a rude awakening. Just wait until April 27-29, when Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and the Yankees arrive in Anaheim for a three-game set. Now that will be mustsee TV. For Major League Baseball, though, the Ohtani phenomenon is a grand slam. The sport has never received this much spring training attention, a spotlight that will carry on through most of the summer as baseball fans watch closely to see if the sec-

ond coming of Babe Ruth emerges from the Ohtani uniform. • Steve Simmons of Postmedia: “You’re Jason Botterill. You dream your whole life about getting a GM job in the NHL. You get one. And then you wake up and realize you’ve got the Buffalo Sabres.” • RJ Currie of sportsdeke.com: “Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers told TSN, ‘It always feels good scoring.’ ‘We’ll take your word for it,’ said the Buffalo Sabres.” • Comic Torben Rolfsen, on the PGA’s U.S. Open switching from an 18-hole playoff to a two-hole playoff: “If they’re still tied after that, they’ll settle it with a long-drive competition.” • Reader Peter Zeller of Delmar, N.Y., with a question to columnist Norman Chad of the Washington Post: “Is it true that the president will invite people from Norway to move to America to improve our Olympic medal count?” • Brad Rock of the Desert News: “NFL commissioner Roger Goodell allegedly ran a 5.41 in the 40 to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sources insist it had nothing to do with Goodell hustling to avoid Jerry Jones in the hall.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Texas Wesleyan baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat nixed a recruit from Colorado because that state’s ‘liberal politicians’ legalized marijuana use, so the school fired him. Or as eye-for-

an-eye advocates prefer to frame it, he weeded himself out.” • Comedy writer Jerry Perisho, on this year’s Oscars telecast: “Michael Strahan is to red-carpet interviews what Ryan Seacrest is to rushing the quarterback.” • • Dwight Perry again: “Nearly every passenger vomited on a turbulent flight from Charlottesville, Va., to Washington, D.C.

That’s what they get for making the Browns’ 2017 highlight video the in-flight movie.” • NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, on the U.S. goldmedal women’s hockey team visiting his show: “They’ll be out in a few minutes, but until then, they’re downstairs in the 30 Rock ice rink slamming tourists into the boards.” • Comedy writer Tim Hunter, after the Cavaliers suspended J.R.

Smith for throwing a bowl of soup at a coach: “They told him it was MMM-MMM-bad.” • RJ Currie finishes with a zinger: “The Canadian men’s and women’s curling teams failed to win an Olympic medal. Move over Justin Bieber; Canada has a new national embarrassment.” Care to comment? Email brucepenton2003@yahoo.ca

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Curling bronze medal winners Congratulations to the defending Provincial Champion Senior Curling Team of Lane Newell, Zach Romaniuk, Ethan Newell, Jace Fischer, Brayden Hill, and Coach Brian Romaniuk. They competed at the Provincial Curling Playoffs on the weekend and won Bronze. Their names will again go up on a banner in the gymnasium. Congratulations to Manny Halbgewachs who competed at Provincial Wrestling on the weekend and finished fourth. Congratulations to the Senior Boys’ Basketball Team who competed at Conferences on the weekend. They worked hard and played well, but lost out in a heart breaker 55 to 52. The Junior and Senior Drama Clubs will be presenting their 2018 productions at the Carlyle Memorial Hall on

Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 PM. Be sure to come out and support GFK Drama. Fitness Club continues on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 7:45 – 8:30AM. All fitness levels are welcome. Come out and get your day started with some fitness. There is no school on Friday, March 16. Also, there is no school on Friday, March 30 and no school from Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6. Classes resume on Monday, April 9 at 9:00 AM. Have you forgotten your HomeLogic password? You may now click on the “Forget Password” link to retrieve it. Visit our HomeLogic page for additional information. Parents are reminded to continue to use the Home Logic Parent Portal to keep up with their children’s grades and attendance. ParenThe

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Sincere sympathy is extended to Christine Kendal on the death of her grandmother Marie Clow (Carnduff, formally of Carievale) who passed away Mar. 1 at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow. Funeral service was held Mar. 9 at Carievale. Condolences are extended to all other family members as well. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Lawrence Moore (Redvers) who passed away Mar. 2 at the Broadview Centennial Lodge at the age of 85. Funeral Mass was held Mar. 9 at Redvers R.C. Church with interment at the Redvers Town Cemetery. Condolences are also extended to all members of the Moore and Boutin families. Sunday Breakfast on Mar. 4 had Kitchen Group # 4 serving up 57 breakfasts. I do believe that is the top total for the Breakfast Challenge. Way to go guys and gals. Next week will see Kitchen Group # 5 at the helm – good luck to you folks on meeting or beating the Challenge. The Oxbow Pee Wee C Hockey team won their second game in the second round against the Quad Town team in Odessa. They now move on to the 3rd round which is also the South Provincial Finals. They play against Indian Head on Saturday, March 10. Good luck to the team and to our local boys, Thomas, Ethan, Kolton and Zander as you continue on with your games. We (Gray and I) became snowbound in Regina over the weekend. We enjoyed watching a few curling games at the Brier for those days. There was definitely a huge dump of snow in

the city, thank goodness for our 4WD or we may still be there (ha ha). We returned home Mar. 6, diving through snow-packed, icy, salted and heavy roads as well as some cleared ones, glad to be back safe and sound. Faye Walker also returned home from Saskatoon on Tuesday after the snow storm had hit that city as well. She had a good time with the family, but not such a good drive home. Glad you made it home safe and sound too. As of Mar. 7 Jeanne Lemieux has moved from her home here in Alida to the Sunset Haven in Carnduff. We wish you all the best in your new residence. It was Drama Time at the Alida Hall on Mar. 8 to 11 where Act One Productions presented their 26th performance - a comical farce “Clothes Encounters” by Roger Karshner. Despite the miserable weather we had over the weekend, there was a fair good crowd who attended the Dessert Theater on Mar. 8. Throughout the evening the 56 guests enjoyed the three delicious desserts – Apple Pie Tacos with ice cream, Cherry Cheesecake Cookie Cups and Chocolate mousse topped with raspberries. The desserts were prepared by Diane Potapinski and Celine Folardard and served by the Prairie Pride Credit Union staff and board members who were in charge of hosting that evening. On Mar. 9 it was a sold out (128 seats) performance at the Cocktail Theater. The tables were once again beautifully decorated and a delicious appetizer of a Nacho platter was served as well as red and green

grapes. This platter was prepared and served by Margaret Peet and friends. It was another full house on Mar. 10 at the Dinner Theater. The menu consisting of Italian Wedding soup, Lasagna with Ceaser salad and a toasted garlic bun and for dessert ice cream with a Turtle cookie was prepared again this year by the Hall & Rink Auxiliary ladies. Nine young members of our community – Mari and Shasta Lemieux, Ally Schulhauser, Reese Kyle, Adrianna Junk, Jetta Krepakevich, Madison and Callie Smith, and Keagan Patton did the serving, a job well done girls and fella. The Sunday Matinee on March 11 was attended by approximately 40 guests from near and far. Among these guests were ten very excited and enthusiastic young students from our community who really seemed to enjoy the play as they surely brought down the roof with their laughter at the antics of the performers. The $1000 ticket draw was made and the winner was Meryle Cruywels (Alida) – Congratulations Meryle. This brought the drama production to a close with another successful year. Act One Productions once again appreciates everyone who assists and those who continue to attend their event. Lance and Carol Hannesson of Rimby, AB visited with Gray and Edel Cowan for a few moments on Mar. 10 as they came to take in the drama performance. They stopped overnight in Redvers with Joyce and Jackie George before continuing on to Winnipeg to visit his family. Guests who travelled to Alida to take

Maryfield Villa News Submitted by Janet Mark At last! The snow we needed to replenish the water table! Thank you to the town blowers who keep our entries free for emergencies. The Lounge TV froze up, and some of our volunteers were missing. Ferne Mills organized and called card bingo. Last week was busy. Mary Thiessen’s Circle of Friends told of trips and tours we had taken. Several had been to Russia; and all from Coast to Coast in Canada; Alice to France

and Belgium. The most interesting was a Mission Tour by Jessie’s daughter Abagail. They went to build a childcare space outside of Quito, Ecuador. It is right on the equator, with the sun directly overhead. The women tether their milk goats on the side of the mountain. The World Day of Prayer was held at the Villa as usual. Roy Bortolotto was present to accompany Charlotte Kovach,, and members of the team representing

Surinam, in the endangered tropical rain forest off South America. Taking part were: Sharon Adair, Rhonda Erickson, Helen Aulie, Helen Johnson and Mary Lou Sweeting. We watched as Saskatchewan raised over 7 million for Telemiracle and counted up our donations from Bingo and Card Bingo. Charlotte brought popcorn and a movie on Friday night, but the Library doors were frozen shut.

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in the Sunday matinee were Yvonne Duzba (Weyburn), Donna McDonald (Lang, SK) and her mother Glennis Peterson (Weyburn). It was nice to see you folks back in Alida even if it was only for a few moments. The Alida community extends sincere sympathy to the Annetts family and all other relatives of Sarah Campbell (nee Annetts) of Carnduff, who passed away at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow on Mar. 10 at the age of 95 years. She was raised in the Nottingham area and also farmed there with her late husband Stuart. Funeral service was held March 15 in Carnduff United Church with interment at the Carnduff Cemetery. I got to enjoy the last Brier game on TV Sunday evening and was pleased with the result – Congratulations to the Gushu team once again. Now in a week or two one will be able to enjoy more curling – the Worlds Women – Go Canada Go. At least we will be able to see most of their games as the event is being held here in Canada – Ontario. Remember folks to keep me informed on any happenings either call (306-443-2496) or text (306-485-8561) or e-mail (g.cowan@sasktel.net) I do appreciate hearing from you. Until next time – Keep smiling – Think positive – Drive safely and Take care.

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Sept. 18, 1962 - Mar. 3, 2018 Jody got her angel wings March 3, 2018. At the young age of 55 she’s fought cancer for the last �ive years with her best friend and husband of 35 years, Murray Mills by her side through every twist and turn. We will miss you so much mom but we are so glad you’re out of the terrible pain and suffering you’ve endured for the last while. We are thankful for our time with you and although it was shorter than we expected we will carry you with us forever. Jody is survived by her husband Murray Mills; daughter Suelynn Mills (Irwin Paul); son Riley Mills and granddaughter Zaylee Paul, who she loved dearly; her father Carl Brown; mother- in-law Hazel Mills; sisters Deborah (Cal) Martin, Sherry (Ken) George, Cindy (Doug) Wheeler, Sandy (Keith) Hage and special sister in law Linda Brown. Jody is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members & close friends. Jody was predeceased by her mother Vi Brown, brother Ken Brown; brothers in law Richard Hewson & Dennis Jordan. We thank the community, family and friends for their support during this time. A service in remembrance of Jody’s life will be held in Summer 2018. Announcements

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Shawna Lynne Englot Shawna Lynne Englot, late of Manor, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5, 2018 with her family by her side, in Regina, Saskatchewan at the age of 44 years. Shawna is survived by her husband, Toby; daughters, Hayley (Nolan), Shay-Lynne; son, Tim (Haley); step-children, Amanda (Kevin), Travis & Melanie Benner; step-grandchildren, Colton, Harlynn & Brynlee Benner; parents, Brian & Patti Efford; sisters, Nicole (Leon) Turgeon & Skye (Kirbi) Efford; brother, Tyler (Kayla) Efford; father-in-law, Carl Englot; numerous nieces & nephews & her beloved pets Ace & Snowball. Predeceased by her mother-in-law, Audrey Englot; grandparents, Don & Joy Purser, Edie Scott, Monty & Elsie Efford. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 from the Manor Community Legion Hall with Reverend Michelle Moore of�iciating. Interment in Manor Cemetery. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue Regina, Sask. S4T 7T1 or the Palliative Care Ward at the Pasqua Hospital. Arrangements in care of the Orsted Funeral Home (Carlyle). www.orsted-carlylefuneralhome.com Notices / Nominations

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Estate of Laurence Mary Martine, late of the Town of Antler, in the Province of Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of March, 2018. Tyler J. Wake Solicitor to the Executors WMCZ Lawyers 410, 475 – 2nd Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Estate of Joseph Aime Hyacinthe Martine, late of the Town of Antler, in the Province of Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of March, 2018. Tyler J. Wake Solicitor to the Executors WMCZ Lawyers 410, 475 – 2nd Avenue South Saskatoon, SK S7K 1P4

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Upcoming Events Saturday, March 17th - The Carlyle United Church will be holding the annual Irish Stew supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Come out, wear your green and enjoy a great meal. 43-2 Saturday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day Prime Rib Supper at the Manor Legion Hall. 5:00 P.M. Happy Hour, 6:00 p.m. Supper ($40 per ticket), 9:00 p.m.. Dance ($10 per Ticket) Music by: Live DJ. Sponsored by Manor Community Rec Board to raise funds for ongoing Rink and Community Events. Tickets available. Call: Rylan 306-577-8264; Duane 306-575-8718. See You There! 41-4

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Submitted by Myrna Olson Gordon and Ruth Goldsmith visited with family members Kenneth and Mirian Kerr and Sierra recently. Sympathy also to Pam Clarke and families on the passing of Pam’s mother, Kay (Chapman) Wilhening of Redvers at the age of 98 years. Holidayers that have returned home are Ross and Donna Petterson who enjoyed a twomonth stay in Mesa, Arizona. Doug Carpenter and Mary Anne Schaffer who holidayed in Costa Rico this past month. Leonard and Mary Rance of Sparling, Manitoba were recent visi-

The rewards of obedience By Linda Wegner This week I found myself humming an old chorus we sang in my Sunday School days; part of it goes like this: “Happiness is …having a change in my behaviour, happiness is the Lord.” That, in turn, caused me to muse on the articles I’ve been submitting on the Book of Proverbs. By embracing so many of those true and solid exhortations, it’s also important to remember that in following the admonitions of Solomon and other writers, we are not destined to a life of dreary subservience. Yes, there is a cost to following Christ but there are benefits beyond the difficult and sometimes painful consequences of sticking to our convictions. First, Proverbs 1:9… “What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honour around your neck” (NTL Translation). In another part of the book, Solomon writes: “Happy is the man/woman who finds wisdom and the man/ woman who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” (3:13-15) Those sound like pretty impressive rewards to me! But there’s more. As we share our blessings with others, there is another layer of happiness that reaches beyond material things: “But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.” Trust, as well as action, has its own level of joy according to the writer of Proverbs: “He who heeds the word wisely will find good and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.” Perhaps the thing we most often forget, however, is that God also delights in us. “Those who deal truthfully are His delight? (12:22). “He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” Can’t really beat that, I’d say.

tors to Wawota. Early in the New Yea r all of the different charities start their fund raising. Last Friday I received four appeals through the mail. Although they were asking for help they all sent some sort of a gift. My question is why? I received a package of seeds, a note pad, a world map and a pretty reuseable bag! Maybe none of these items were expensive but they must have cost something. I wished that they would put that money towards their charity. Feed & Seed HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252

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I don’t have much news this week and wasn’t going to bother even sending it in but thought that all of my loyal readers would miss it. Aaron White was the lucky winner of the 50/50 at a recent Estevan Bruins Hockey Game. He won $2,500.00. Sympathy to the Burke and Boehmer families on the passing of Flora (Boehmer) Burke of Saskatoon. She passed away on Mar. 2 at the age of 84 years. A funeral service was held in Saskatoon on Mar. 9 with an interment in the Walpole Cemetery on Mar. 10.

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Billy Graham was asked about heaven: “What happens to us the minute we die?” The short version answer Graham gave was, “We enter immediately into God’s presence.” We know where we are on this earth. From space we are a pale blue dot, “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” (From Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, Carl Sagan) In a reflection that can only humble us Sagan continues: “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. “…every hunter and forager, every hero and coward …every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child …every corrupt politician …

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Life on the farm often comes with a close link to nature and animals; horses are one animal that have been part of the country lifestyle since early on in agriculture; they’ve not only been used as a means of completing work on the farm, but as a companion because of their emotional intuition. Lacey Bauche of Carlyle, has a love for the animals and is beginning to host horse clinics for youth to learn about the beautiful animals with her first clinic having been held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Appell’s heated arena near Wawota. There were 11 youth that registered for the event, although a couple were unable to attend in the end, but Bauche likes smaller numbers for both safety and participation reasons. “I want everyone to get a hands on and personal experience from the animals and myself,” she explains. The clinic was based on having fun and learning about horses, as well

as a riding clinic, which Bauche says is focused on “drawing more attention to the horse industry.” “The clinic consisted of general safety, grooming, saddling, leading, and riding information alongside fun and games,” Bauche added. The idea for the clinic comes from Bauche’s goals to engage adults and children with the therapeutic nature of horses and horse related activity. “I am currently finishing my education degree (graduate this spring!), so I have had lots of experience working with children,” Bauche stated. “I have always had the passions of riding and working with horses and this is just a way to combine both my passions. I have always had a dream to start up a therapy centre with horses and dogs as I feel they healing energy they provide. This is only the beginning and I am just starting to dabble in it and see where it takes me!”

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Lacey Bauche of Carlyle hosted a horse clinic at Appell’s heated arena near Wawota on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The day of fun filled activities focused on everything horse related.


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From Page 24 - Ride your dream “I have seen first hand how horses react to the emotions of their rider/handler. They pick you up in the low times and bring you down in times of heightened emotion. For example, one time I was feeling really down when I was out riding in the pasture. I was sobbing and hysterical when my pride and joy, Wilbur, whinnied and came galloping from across the pasture and wrapped his head right around me and just held me there until I eventually stopped.” “The bonds that horses create with peo-

ple are like no other and have such a soothing impact.” She was very happy with the first clinic hosted and hopes to engage people at least once a month with clinics. “The future clinics will be geared to whatever the clients are looking to learn,” Bauche explained. “If I am getting the same crew out typically, they will continue to grow and change as they learn. There are endless opportunities with horses and I am incredibly excited to see where we can go with this!”

“I am desperate to share my horses with people as they have such a profound impact on my life and others deserve the unconditional love they offer.” Bauche offers both personal and group riding lessons as well in addition to horse training services, all based out of Appell’s heated indoor arena. If interested in learning more contact Bauche via email (lacey. bauche@hotmail.com), phone (306-736-3120), or Facebook (Ride Your Dream Services).

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While educating the clinic attendees about horses, Lacey Bauche, also helped show keen young learners about cleaning horses hooves. Dressed to the nines at the first monthly horse clinic hosted by Lacey Bauche.

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Producers need action on delayed legislation to get stalled grain moving

Coalition looking to last transportation crisis for solutions SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan producer transportation coalition is calling for swift legislative action to kickstart the movement of Canadian grains to port and market. The coalition, which includes the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), is encouraging the Senate to quickly pass Bill C-49, which will amend the Canada Transportation Act to avoid further disruption in transporting crops in 2018. The new legislation includes requirements for railways to disclose data and increase transparency on performance metrics, service and rates. Given the delay in legislation, the Saskatchewan producer coalition is also asking the federal

government for interim short haul interswitching provisions similar to those in Bill C-30, The Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, to allow for the optimal use of railway capacity to clear backlogs. “Producers need the federal government to show they understand the financial pressures we are under,” says SaskBarley Chair Jason Skotheim. “The provisions in Bill C-49 are encouraging, but now we need to see them in action. It needs to get passed quickly to be effective or else we will require provisional legislation to get the cars moving.” “This situation illustrates why we need the new legislation in place,” says Sask Wheat Chair Laura Reiter. “The lack of transparency and accountability we are seeing from the railways is a result of there being no consequences for providing farmers with an inadequate level of service. This has to be fixed

quickly before the economic damage is severe.” Farmers felt the economic consequences of constrained rail service and widened basis levels in the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 crop years, which cost western Canadian producers an estimated $5 billion to $6.7 billion, and are seeing a repeat of that situation in the 2017/2018 crop year. Because of the poor performance by the railways on grain movements, producer deliveries and export movements have been impacted, resulting in higher inventories on farms and potentially lost export customers. “Farmers are stuck with more grain in their bins just when they need money to pay bills and prepare for spring seeding,” says APAS President Todd Lewis. “They need a plan to address the backlog and get the 2017 crop to port.”

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Forage specialist Lorne Klein of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture recently discussed a little-known discovery with producers at Moose Mountain Ag Day in Arcola – canola straw as a potential roughage resource for cattle. Klein – who also raises bison near Francis – says, “I got a call from a producer. He told me he baled 500 bales of canola straw and I thought: ‘How on earth?’”

“I found out that two producers baled canola by accident. One forgot to engage the chopper and another had a chopper breakdown.” “Three days later, I read about three guys in Alberta who had been doing this for years. I’m a forage specialist. I should know this!” he smiled. “But I’m excited about this because canola is by far the biggest crop we grow in the province. Canola is roughage. It’s not a high-powered cattle feed. But in a year like this, we’re looking for feed and you can’t always buy roughage.” “Canola hay has a thick stem and cattle find it

surprisingly palatable,” he says. “We’ve seen canola bales set out and cattle just go for it.” However, this promising finding isn’t without its problems, according to Klein, who cites potential loss of fertilizer in the soil, straw processing concerns, grazing restrictions and planting the correct canola as issues. Still Klein is cautiously optimistic about this additional use for Saskatchewan’s most popular crop, saying: “Stay tuned, we’re fairly new in this game.”

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Weather Watch: Climatologist David Phillips delivers “fearless forecast” to farmers Kelly Running Observer Staff

David Phillips – weather commentator, author, and Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada – recently swung though Saskatchewan as part of a prairie speaking tour. And at Arcola’s recent Moose Mountain Ag Day, Phillips says that wherever he travels in Canada, weather is the top topic of conversa-

tion. “It’s a favourite topic of conversation among Canadians and it’s an even more important topic for farmers,” he says. As part of what he called his “fearless forecast,: Phillips says that the weather outlook for Saskatchewan farmers was a “good news-bad news” scenario. “The character of weather has changed,” he says. “There are ex-

tremes of weather and they seem to be more volatile. Everybody’s been hit by this greater volatility – including farmers.” Farmers can deal with variability, but still expect some normality,” continues Phillips. “But it’s almost as if normal doesn’t occur anymore. We’ve had some of the driest growing seasons and some of the wettest growing seasons… And that volatility is the joker

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sons) have occurred in the last 17 years and the other half occurred in the early 53 years over those past 70 years. Since 2000, we’ve had more back-to-backs. That is, a really wet year followed by a really dry year, instead of a more gradual change.” “It’s clear that the current situation dem-

onstrates that this area (southern Saskatchewan) has been through a long period of drought without adequate precipitation. From November 2016 to January 2018, we haven’t seen drier conditions in Regina, Swift Current, and Moose Jaw since the 1880s.

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Speaker, author, and climatologist David Phillips stops to chat after his talk and Q & A session at Arcola’s recent Moose Mountain Ag Day. Phillips says of the weather: “It’s a favourite topic of conversation among Canadians and it’s an even more important topic for farmers.” We’ve never had a drier period in southern and central Saskatchewan than in these periods.” “My fearless forecast is that there will be minimal spring flooding and you’ll get on the fields earlier,” says Phillips. “I believe it will be wetter this year than in 2017 and not as hot, and the number of extreme events in-

volving wild weather will occur at a normal rate or slightly below normal.” “But the future looks good for Canadian agriculture,” adds Phillips. “Nine billion people in the world must be fed. And in the not-too-distant future, weather patterns suggest that the weather will be warmer, wetter, and wilder.” “There are five coun-

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Promising and profitable: Lana Shaw talks intercropping Lynne Bell

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Lana Shaw, research manager for the South East Research Farm (SERF) near Redvers says intercropping “is a way we can take crop diversity to the bank in a meaningful way.” “It’s promising and profitable.” Shaw, speaking to an audience of producers at Arcola’s Moose Mountain Ag Day says intercropping – a practice involving crop rotation which involves planting different crops together in the same row or alternating rows – is a viable alternative to monocropping, which is the practice of planting only one type of crop on a piece of land. “It’s something that both conventional and organic farmers are doing,” says Shaw. “It’s especially useful for midsized farms, which tend to be in a crunch as far as their land base. Intercropping allows them to maximize profit on a smaller piece of land. And mid-size farms often have more flexibility, so intercropping

allows them to extract more money out of each acre.” Shaw’s research and real-life examples of intercropping in Saskatchewan have led her to conclude that the practice is the answer to some problems facing producers. “Producers are facing problems such as herbicide-resisant diseases, low crop prices and shrinking margins,” says Sahw. “Problems can be caused they the kinds of crops in each region and each field. Or they can be caused by management decisions made in the past.” “But one thing remains – farming requires terrific ingenuity and flexibility.” “Interest in intercropping is huge and we’re seeing mixedgrain intercropping in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and North and South Dakota,” says Shaw. “Younger generations of both organic and conventional farmers and especially those with mid-size farms are taking it up.” “Producers are using a hybrid of organic

and conventional techniques. And it’s sustainable, but the bottom line is that producers are doing this for profit.” Shaw says that although the practice is beneficial both environmentally and economically, it also presents challenges. “Both plants must be compatible with herbicide and there are changes to seeding and harvesting techniques,” says Shaw. “Over-yielding can be inconsistent and there is the issue of practical separation of the harvested product.” “And there is a deficit of knowledge and research,” smiling she adds, “But we’re working on that.” Shaw adds that the advantages of intercropping include added plant diversity – with local markets and handling facilities opening up to process crops such as flax, mustards, camelina, and diverse pulses such as chickpeas, lentils, beans, and peas. “With this added diversity, we’re working with biology, not against it,” says Shaw. “We

Lana Shaw, research manager for the South East Research Farm (SERF) near Redvers recently discussed intercropping with producers at Moose Mountain Ag Day. “It’s something that both conventional and organic farmers are doing,” says Shaw of the practice. “(Intercropping) allows producers to maximize their profit on a smaller piece of land. And mid-size farms often have more flexibility, so intercropping allows them to extract more money out of each acre.” have markets here in North America for all of these crops – and that’s unique in itself.” “And potentially, we can look at putting two ‘problem crops’ together and come out with a better product.” Shaw says that both

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CPTPP seen as a positive occurrence By Calvin Daniels The recent signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive TransPacific Trade Agreement (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile is generally being seen as a positive occurrence for Canadian farmers, well on the grain side of things at least. Among the supporters is the Canola Council of Canada. In a recent online posting the organization noted in a meeting just ahead of the recent signing ceremony in Santiago, Chile, the board of directors for the Canola Council of Canada discussed how critical it is for Canada to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in order for the canola industry to continue thriving. The agreement will enable a significant increase in value-added canola exports. “This week is a very positive step towards enabling more sustainable growth from canola exports,” said Jim Everson, president of the Canola Council of Canada in the prepared release. “In today’s uncertain times, Canada’s signing of the CPTPP demonstrates how we can continue to be globally competitive by eliminating trade barriers through trade agreements.” The release went on to detail Canada’s canola

industry has grown into a world leader because of competitive access to world markets. More than 90 per cent of canola produced in Canada is exported, though the Canadian industry cannot export value-added products to countries like Japan because of the high tariffs they apply to canola oil. “When our value chain comes together around the board table, we look at what is required for our sector to continue supporting jobs and prosperity for Canadians across the country, including those in the middle class,” said Everson. “The CPTPP is critical for our sector, and we’re very pleased that the Government of Canada is committed to implementing this landmark agreement.” Grain farmers in general appeared to be supportive of the recent deal. Representing some of our most lucrative and fastest growing markets for grains, pulses, and oilseeds, participation in this new trade agreement is an important step in meeting the Government’s ambitious target of $75 billion in agri-food exports by 2025, detailed a release from Grain Growers of Canada. “Signing CPTPP, as well as the investments in Asian trade in Budget 2018, show the Govern-

ment understands the importance of Asian markets to Canadian agriculture,” said Grain Growers of Canada President, Jeff Nielsen in the release. “We look forward to working with Ministers Champagne and MacAulay to ensure that we get the agreement ratified as soon as possible.” But like most wideranging agreements the CPTPP is not as favourable to all sectors. In another sector release Canadian egg farmers voiced disappointment in the CPTPP deal for its failure to protect the future of Canada’s egg farms. “Importantly, it also represents a hit on Canadian consumers, who want and expect fresh, local, high-quality eggs,” the release stated at www.eggfarmers.ca “The outcome of the CPTPP agreement means difficult challenges for Canada’s egg farmers, their communities and many farms and businesses they support,” according to Roger Pelissero, Chairman of Egg Farmers of Canada in the release. Once fully implemented, Canadian egg farmers will have lost the right to produce close to 291 million dozen eggs, with an additional 19 million dozen eggs added each year after the implementation phase. The total value of the trade

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to come. And for our family farm and others in the province, there are pretty big potential changes to come to farming.” Now, as research manager of SERF (a producer-directed, non-profit farm) and an academic, Shaw says: “I’m still farming, not on (my family’s) land – now, I’m farming for information. So I still consider myself a farmer in the most meaningful sense.”

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Why is music important? physical; while, music is also an art, which allows people to express themselves and their emotions. It fosters the development of creativity in youth and creative minds are important to assist in making discoveries in the world. Locally, Brittany Aalbers of Manor (originally from Carlyle), a music teacher, recently spoke to the importance of ensuring music programs are available for youth. “At 2 or 3-years-old music became a big part of me; I have a super musical family background, on both sides,” she explains. “My mom said that they would put music on and I would be singing, dancing, or humming along.” “I then began lessons at 4 or 5-years-old.” Aalbers’ love of music has led her to learn to sing, play the piano, obo, guitar (electric, acoustic, and bass), as well as the drums, and she is looking to pick up violin this fall. “I like to expand my knowledge as much as I can,” Aalbers says. “If I can get my hands on lessons, I’m game.” Last year Aalbers taught lessons in Lampman where she taught approximately 40 youth in either piano or voice lessons, although she did teach one ukulele and another guitar. “I’m on maternity leave right now, so I only took six students this year,” she explains. “But this fall

Brittany Aalbers of Manor has always loved music and says that she has seen a difference in her own children through music therapy. She hopes more people will use music therapy or encourage youth to learn how to play an instrument. Kelly Running Observer Staff

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Music is all around us and provides positivity in life. Music is considered academic, physical, and, emotional. Academically, children who take music lessons become stronger in core classes like math; learning and instrument and how to keep rhythm is quite

I’m looking at going to five different towns once each week: Redvers, Manor, Carlyle, Arcola, and Lampman.” Aalbers commends the work of Michele Amy and her Kitchen Party pointing to the popularity of fiddling in the southeast as proof of success in music. “Music has been scientifically proven to help kids learn and develop coping strategies,” Aalbers states. “It also connects everyone. We might listen to different styles of music, which attract people in different ways, but enjoying music is something everyone has in common.” “I know first hand that music makes a different because it has helped my boys immensely. My first son was developmentally delayed due to a heart problem; so, I started music therapy with him and now he learns very fast and he even sits and tries to play the piano.” “Music is for everyone; from 0 to 150 – or however old the longest lifespan is – because its beneficial for everyone. There’s work being done in homes of elderly people with Alzheimer’s who –listening to music from when they were younger – can begin remembering bits of their past. Music helps with how we process things.” “Music is my passion; it’s what gets me through the day.”

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wondered –would anyone come? So on Feb 26 2014 we met at the Free Methodist Church in the Cannington Wing. Well, they did come, 21 ladies showed up with scissors ,irons, sergers, sewing machines etc. We meet in the Cannington Wing which the FM Church donate for our use. We meet every Tuesday from October till April. We work from 1-4:30, stopping for a time of socialising at 3, Evelyn makes the tea and coffee and goodies seem to always come. We have had 10 to 18 ladies every week. In April we have a pot luck lunch to celebrate our winters work for anyone who has helped. Our material comes from various people and places-ladies downsizing, estate sales, Thrift shops, and the Northgate sewing centre. They donate material every January, this year 62 metres. We have never bought material for dresses or shorts, though sometimes we get pretty low. We do buy elastic, Serger thread and broadcloth, as we make all our own seam binding. We have made many, many meters. Our volunteers often buy these supplies as we have limited funds.

These dresses , shorts, baby blankets have gone to-Haiti, Dominican, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Belize, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, Phillipipnes {by Jordan}, Liberia, Uganda, Zambia, S Africa, Equatorial Guinea{by Troy S} and Malawi Africa, fires in the North and Shoeboxes. Hope I haven’t missed any. We have never paid for shipping, all delivered by volunteers, mission trips {Carlyle}. Thanks to everyone who ever took little dresses anywhere. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks to our ladies who are so enthusiastic to start up, and are so dedicated. They come from Wawota, Kelso, Vandura and Kenosee Lake. It surpasses all my expectations.

If anyone would like to help or just see what we do ,do drop in. Or if you want to help in other ways, we would accept monetary help to offset some of our expenses. Appreciation to the Free Methodist church for the use of your building, the cupboard you built for us to store our supplies. Without you this would never would have come to be. And when we get pictures of the smiling face of the kids who received these dresses and shorts, we know what we do is so worthwhile. Our 4th anniversary was on Feb 26. We have sewn 5030 dresses and about 2000 shorts. We are proud of our accomplishments. Thanks again for the help we have had from so many in the last 4 years. We have truly been blessed.

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