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What will the step up to city status mean for Warman? Open house aims to answer questions about taxes, policing, municipal services

positive about the change, many are wondering if it will have an impact on their pocketbook. “The number one question that gets asked is: ‘will my taxes go up once we become a city?’,” noted By TERRY PUGH Spence. “The answer is no, ( es) won’t go up just because we beith a population well over come a city. Taxes aren’t related the 7,000 mark, Warman is to the status of the municipality, gearing up to become Sas- they’re based on the infrastruckatchewan’s 18th city. ture needs. So taxes may go up, The change in status from town but that’s because of the growth of to city is slated to come into effect the municipality and the need for after the next scheduled municipal services and infrastructure.” election on October 24. This means Warman Director of Planning that residents of Warman will go to Brad Toth said besides wondering the polls in October to elect their if their taxes would increase, resifirst city council. dents had two other common ques “It’s an exciting time in the tions. history of this community,” said “They want to know if policWarman Mayor Sheryl Spence. “It ing costs will rise as a result of was founded over a hundred years the change, and they also wonago. It’s been a hamlet, a village, der what benefits it will bring,” a town, and now we’re taking the he said. “With regard to police next step to city status.” service costs with the RCMP con In an interview at an open tract, that is tied to population. house at the BriThere is a spean King Centre cific rate for cenin Warman on “When we go talk to busitres with a popuTuesday, March lation in excess nesses, they relate a lot 27, Spence said of 5,000 people, the municipal better to the idea of moving and that contract council is lookhas been in place ing for public to a city rather than a town... for some time feedback and innow. So whether put on the pro- when you say this is a city, you’re a town or cess. The open a city, if you’re they suddenly take notice.” house was also over 5,000 popuheld to provide • Brad Toth, director of planning lation, you pay a a forum for anfor the Town of Warman certain rate. The swering the most change to city common questions and concerns status won’t affect that contract.” of residents. Toth said the benefits of mov While the majority of people ing to city status include better who came through the doors are communication with the provin-


Brad Toth, Director of Planning for Warman, was one of several municipal officials who were kept busy answering questions about the community’s move to become the province’s 18th city at an open house at the Brian King Centre on Tuesday, March 28.

cial government, streamlined decision-making with regard to bylaws and planning, and improved communication with similar-sized urban centres. It will also greatly enhance Warman’s ability to attract new commercial and industrial businesses, he added. “We see this as a major opportunity to promote Warman in a different light,” said Toth. “When we go to talk to businesses, they relate a lot better to the idea of moving to a city, rather than a town. A lot of them have a preconceived notion of what a town in Saskatchewan is like. When you say this is a city, they suddenly take notice.” He noted the neighbouring community of Martensville, which

made the move to city status in 2009, has confirmed there are substantial benefits.

CONTEST FOR NEW LOGO Warman council endorsed a resolution at its recent meeting on Monday, March 2, stating its intention to apply for city status. A second resolution acknowledging the application to the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs is expected to be introduced at a council meeting in April. The switch to city status provides a window for “rebranding” the community and updating its logo, website and overall image, noted Spence. “We want to engage the community and encourage people to be part of this exciting process,”

she said. “We’re starting a contest where we want people to design a new logo for Warman. We’re encouraging submissions from residents and the general public, and we’re taking this to the schools as well. We think there are a lot of good ideas out there, and we want to tap into that creativity.” Spence said the contest will be officially launched in the coming weeks, and submissions will be forwarded to the community’s economic development committee. Once the new logo is finalized, it will be unveiled at a public ceremony. She is optimistic the new logo will be ready by this fall, around the time of the municipal election and the incorporation of Warman as a city.

Public feedback gathered by SaskPower for proposed northeast transmission line route By TERRY PUGH


toon’s north end as well as to major potash mines east of Saskatoon. A switching station would be located near Aberdeen, and a 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line would connect it to another switching station near Martensville. This switching station is slated to be built near the Martensville sewage lagoon and the Northern Landfill. A 138 kV transmission line will connect the Martensville switching station to a new switching station in Saskatoon’s north industrial area. That station would be built on 71st Street near an existing farm machinery plant. A separate 230 kV line from the new Aberdeen switching station would be built to the existing Wolverine switching station south-

east of the town of Plunkett. Prior to the open houses, SaskPower and Stantec Engineering, the firm contracted to provide technical specifications for the project, consulted with elected municipal councils. According to SaskPower, the project is part of an overall long-term plan aimed at ensuring a reliable and sustainable power supply for residential and industrial needs in the province. Currently, the majority of electrical power in the area is routed through the Queen Elizabeth Power station in Saskatoon’s south end, but that aging facility is not able to meet projected requirements, and a second switching station is needed in Saskatoon’s north end. Continued on Page 15 Please see “SASKPOWER” 1504 Idylwyld Dr. N. Saskatoon, SK 306-665-5823

Peter Goode (far left), Senior Environmental Planner with Stantec Consulting, explains the proposed routes to landowners during the SaskPower open house in Saskatoon on March 29.

he preferred mile-wide corridor routes for a series of high-voltage electrical transmission lines, as well as the land locations for switching stations north and east of Saskatoon have been nailed down by SaskPower. And now the crown corporation is looking for feedback and input from municipalities and landowners along the proposed route before determining the final 40-meter wide right-of-way. Three public open houses were held last week in Colonsay, Aberdeen and Saskatoon to explain the proposed routes and listen to questions and concerns from residents. This is the second round

of public consultations on the Saskatoon North and East Reinforcement Projects. The first round was held a year ago to provide an overview of the massive project and outline several alternative corridors. This round of consultations and ongoing environmental field studies is expected to wrap up by October, 2012, at which time the project proposal will be submitted to the provincial Ministry of Environment. If approved, construction will take place in 2013. Power should be flowing through the lines by December, 2013, according to SaskPower’s timeline. The project includes construction of transmission line connections from the hydroelectric generating station near Nipawin to Saska-

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Age of eligibility for OAS should not be raised to 67

The generation before mine takes democracy a lot more seriously. It’s likely because that generation fought in a war to maintain it. My generation and the generations that followed are more disengaged in a modern world with all too many distractions. For these generations that followed, it’s been all too easy to cynically accept things that violate democratic principles as “just politics” that we shouldn’t worry about. Well, a couple stories recently – one federal and one provincial – should remind all of us that the democratic process is sacred and not to be taken lightly. The first story is the socalled robocalls you are hearing so much about – a story that suddenly is hitting close to home in rural Saskatchewan with the news that SaskatoonRosetown-Biggar is one of the seats involved. For those unfamiliar, the allegation is that some one or some organization used automatic calling to pretend to be Elections Canada and to direct voters to the wrong polling stations. No one has yet been fingered for the wrongdoing, but that the complaints seemed to all come from supporters of either the NDP or Liberals and occurred in close ridings that the Conservatives won are suspicious. (That some Conservatives are busy trying to blame others, including the Liberals or even Elections Canada, only further heightens suspicions.) In fact, the Council of Canadians has now applied to federal court to have the results overturned in seven ridings – including Saskatoon-Rose-


y raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) in its recent budget, the federal government is effectively turning back the clock. Prior to 1927, there was no government-run old age security program in Canada. Elderly people either fended for themselves, depended on their families for support, or went cap-in-hand to charity organizations. Canada first introduced old age pensions for people age 70 and older in 1927, but it was not a universal program. In order to qualify, people had to prove they had no other means of support. It wasn’t until 1952 that pensions were made universal for people aged 70 and over, and it wasn’t until 1969 that the age of eligibility was pegged at 65 years. In the build-up to the budget and in the days following its release, MPs on the government side dutifully parroted the Prime Minister’s talking points about how the OAS is unsustainable, and that in order to preserve the program into the future, it had to be scaled back. But the reality is that the OAS program is, in fact, sustainable already, even if the government’s estimate that the number of OAS beneficiaries will rise to 9.3 million by 2030 from the present number of 4.7 million. In 2010, a federal Department of Finance study on Canada’s pension system noted that there is no pressing financial or fiscal need to increase pension age eligibility in the foreseeable future. The changes announced in the budget won’t take effect for several years, but the implications for people’s retirement plans are immediate. For the past 40 years, the OAS has been seen as something that Canadians can count on after they have put in decades of labour either in the paid workforce or on the home front. It’s the basic building block for Canada’s retirement income system. On top of this foundation, working Canadians also make contributions throughout their working lives to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to supplement the OAS program. Low-income Canadians may also qualify for additional funds through the Guaranteed Income Supplment (GIS). Those workers who have workplace pensions are still able to qualify for OAS at 65, and Canadians are also rightly expected to save for their own retirement through RRSPs. All these ingredients make up the pension mix for Canadians, but the OAS is the foundation. Nobody is under any illusions that they’ll get rich on OAS payments, since they provide a very modest income. The OAS is a flat-rate monthly benefit of $540.12 that goes to everyone at age 65, provided they meet certain residency requirements. The OAS program is a way of giving something back to those people who have contributed to this nation throughout their lives. It’s a way of showing them that the country values their contribution, and that they are still valued as individuals. This applies to every generation. After all, unless we die prematurely, we all get old eventually. In effect, the OAS is something that Canadians who reach the age of 65 have earned. The principal of universality is built into the program, although not everyone receives the full amount because OAS benefits are clawed back at the source for those earning more than $69.562. If the OAS eligibility age is raised, the actual savings for the federal government would be minimal. But the cost to low-income seniors who would be obliged to keep working for an extra two years would be potentially enormous. Keep in mind that it is low-income Canadians who rely most heavily on the OAS for their basic pension. The cost to the health care system would also increase, which would mean a greater financial burden on the provinces. The provinces would also have to change the age of eligibility for many provincial programs as well to coincide with the federal changes. But the biggest hit to the provinces could well be the increase in social programs for those seniors who simply would not be able to continue working until age 67. The federal government’s argument that the changes to OAS won’t affect today’s seniors doesn’t soften the impact. It is simply not fair to penalize the next generation. Those people born in 1958 or later will be the ones who bear the full cost of this move. It is a purely arbitrary date, and it is entirely unfair to those Canadians in their early 50s and younger, who have as much right to be treated with respect in their “golden years” as anyone else.


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town-Biggar where Conservative MP Kelly Block edged out the NDP’s Nettie Wiebe by 538 votes. Again, these are just allegations. And that they come from the Council of Canadians headed by Maude Barlow (famous for fighting the Free Trade deals) has been cause enough for some Conservatives to suggest the legal action, itself, is playing politics. Meanwhile, others argue that there are always shenanigans in politics and that these are somehow no worse. Such justifications are sheer and utter nonsense. It should be investigated. And if the allegations are proven true, those responsible should be charged and jailed. This is the kind of thing we might expect to see in some emerging thirdworld democracy. The previous generation certainly wouldn’t have stood for it. In a far less-nefarious development provincially, Premier Brad Wall is proposing three more seats (an increase to 61) after the next election to account for the rising population. Wall would specifically add one rural seat because rural constituencies are becoming too physically large. Of course, this is a redistribution year and a re-balancing of the seats is needed because of population shifts. (And not just in rural Saskatchewan. Interestingly some of the prov-

made no mention of wanting to expand the legislature. If the Sask. Party was so concerned about democratic representation, why did it not mention it to the voters when they had an opportunity to cast judgment on the idea? Admittedly, this is nowhere near as serious as allegations of what may have gone on in the federal election. Nevertheless, any political party playing politics with the democratic process in any way, shape or form is something we need to care about. We should demand better – the most fair and balanced election system possible. The generation before us that fought for our freedoms certainly demanded better.

Documentaries donated to local libraries to mark 95th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge Dear Editor, April 9 marks the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. After failed attempts by both British and French forces, a corps of brave and determined Canadian soldiers captured this strategic ridge in France, which was of great importance to the German defence. Despite the terrible price in casualties, this battle


The Hafford team won the Pee Wee Tier II playoff series gold medal in the Sask Valley Minor Hockey League. The Warman Panthers took the silver medal. The Warman Jaguars won the bronze medal after defeating Wakaw. Incorrect information was published in the March 22 edition of the Gazette.



ince’s seats with the smallest population are inner-city urban ridings – most of which were won by the NDP in the last election.) Moreover, many in rural Saskatchewan would argue it’s valid to add seats – especially in under-populated rural Saskatchewan. Besides, all governments engage in minor gerrymandering to make seats more advantageous to them. (On the last electoral boundaries map, Coronach wound up in Weyburn-Big Muddy while Radville wound up in Estevan – moves advantageous to the NDP hopes of winning Tommy Douglas’s old seat.) But what’s irksome is that we just went through an election campaign where Wall

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marked not only a significant Allied victory, but also the first time Canadians had fought as an independent force and not as part of the British Army. Along with other achievements during the First World War, the Battle of Vimy Ridge helped establish Canada as a key player on the world stage, earning our country a separate signature on the Versailles Peace Treaty which ended the war. As a member of The War Amps Operation Legacy, a group of committed young people who are dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage, I would like to highlight this significant anniversary of a battle considered by many to mark Canada’s birth as a nation. To commemorate the anniversary, members of Operation Legacy will be donating copies of the documentaries A Vimy Veteran Remembers and In Flanders Fields to

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Impaired drivers, hit and runs, vandalism and fuel thefts all part of RCMP’s week Submitted by Sgt. Warren Gherasim

Acting Commander Warman RCMP Detachment

ERRATIC DRIVING On March 23, during the early evening hours, the Radisson RCMP were dispatched to a call to assist the Saskatoon City Police with an erratic driving complaint leaving the city in which the driver was going the wrong way on Idylwyld Drive. The vehicle was located and stopped in the Borden area by the Radisson RCMP officer, during which time several more complaints had been received concerning the same vehicle. After showing signs of alcohol consumption, the 49 year old North Battleford female was arrested and charged for impaired driving and scheduled to appear in court on the 9th of May at Saskatoon Provincial Court. IMPAIRED DRIVER On March 23, shortly before 10 p.m., a westbound Chevrolet Corsica was stopped on Highway 16 in the Borden area after the driver passed a stationary police car with its lights activated. The vehicle came very close to the police car and was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Corsica, a 42 year old female from the Battlefords, displayed noticeable signs of impairment and was arrested for impaired driving. Two children were in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. The driver was charged for impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol in excess of the legal limit. She was released for a court date of May 9 at Saskatoon Provincial Court. The two children in the vehicle were placed in the care of a family member. 30 DAY SUSPENSION On March 25, at 12:45 a.m., police observed a vehicle operating erratically on the grid roads in the RM of Corman Park, west of Saskatoon. While attempting to catch up to the vehicle, officers noticed that the car turned out its headlights and the occupants of the vehicle were

Grass fire consumes 200 acres Fire crews successfully battled a 200 acre grassfire in the RM of Corman Park south of Saskatoon over the weekend. Firefighters from Saskatoon were called just before 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 31 to a fire in the area of Strathcona Avenue and Grasswood Road. The fire was brought under control after about 5 hours. Dry conditions and strong winds contributed to the spread of the blaze, which at one point threatened a home in the area. The fire began as a garbage fire, which got out of control. Firefighters from Saskatoon used a new grassfire pumper truck to battle the blaze. A second fire on the outskirts of Saskatoon’s north end near PBR Auction on 71st Street, also occured on Saturday. Fire crews worked to protect power lines from the flames and were able to bring the blaze under control relatively quickly.

throwing beverage containers out of the windows. The vehicle was stopped by police and investigated. The driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested and returned to the police detachment to obtain breath samples. The driver blew under the legal limit, but did blow high enough to warrant a licence suspension. Due to his licence class, the man was issued a 30 day licence suspension. It was also revealed that the man was at large on a conditional sentence order with a condition to abstain from alcohol consumption. The man, a 26 year old Saskatoon resident, was held in custody for violating the court order and held pending an appearance in Provincial Court on March 26.

HIT AND RUN On March 26 shortly before 11 p.m., the Warman RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 16 in the Borden area after receiving a call of a crash and a vehicle leaving the scene. The vehicle, driven by a 24 year old female from Saskatoon, was on route to Saskatoon driving in the left lane with damaged headlights. The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested. The Warman RCMP charged her for impaired driving, her licence was suspended and she will appear in a Saskatoon Provincial Court on May 16, 2012. DANGEROUS DRIVING On March 27, at 5:45 p.m.,

Warman RCMP received a report of two vehicles driving erratically on Highway 7, west of Saskatoon. Witnesses indicated that the two vehicles were passing on the shoulder and speeding. Both vehicles were reported to be bearing Alberta licence plates. RCMP located the vehicles and stopped them. Two men from Calgary, one 37 years of age, the other 44, were charged with making unsafe lane changes contrary to the Traffic Safety Act.

UNDERAGE DRINKING On March 24, during the early hours of the morning, the Warman RCMP were called to a house party at a residence in the 100 block of Canora Street in Warman. It was determined that the youths, some as young as 14 years of age, were engaged in the consumption of alcohol and the party was extending to the street with no adults present at the property. The officers removed all the participants and the adult who resided there attended to the home after being contacted by police. No charges were laid. HOTEL CHARGED On March 24, shortly after 3 a.m., police were patrolling in the area of the Warman Hotel on Railway Street in Warman. Several patrons who were displaying signs of intoxication were observed purchasing off-sale alcohol from the lounge. The hotel management was charged under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations

Act for serving alcohol after prescribed hours and supplying alcohol to intoxicated. Several RCMP officers had to deal with intoxicated and unruly people at the off-sale area. The matter has also been referred to the Liquor and Gaming Authority for follow-up.

DELISLE FIGHT On Saturday, March 24, Warman RCMP responded to a complaint of a fight at the Delisle Centennial Arena. Officers attended and the arena was cleared of numerous intoxicated patrons, including teenagers. The fighting erupted in the stands during a midget hockey game. No complaints of assault were made to police and no charges were laid. The officers continued to make patrols in the area until closure of the building. VANSCOY DISTURBANCE On March 24, while police were patrolling in the Town of Vanscoy, officers observed a party whose patrons had spilled out of a residence on to the street area in front of the residence. Upon observing police, a vehicle parked in front of the residence left the area and drove into a nearby alley. The vehicle was stopped and investigated by police. There were two adults in the vehicle and open alcohol beverage containers. The male driver, a 19 year old Vanscoy resident, was charged for having open liquor in a vehicle. Continued on Page 16 Please see “RCMP REPORT”

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Twin Rivers Music Festival hits all the right notes By TERRY PUGH


ractice makes perfect. All those endless hours in front of the piano keyboard paid off for several music students last week, as they walked away with top honours at the Twin Rivers Music Festival in Dalmeny. The 11th annual edition of the festival, which draws musicians of all ages and categories from the communities of Dalmeny, Warman, Martensville, Osler, Langham, Delisle and Aberdeen, wrapped up a week of competition with a gala concert last Sunday afternoon. Featuring every type of music from classical piano and operatic arias to school bands, unorthodox percussion groups and speech arts, the festival is one of the cultural highlights of the community, says Marg Andres, President of the Twin Rivers Music Festival Association. “For many people, music is what they are all about,” said Andres in an interview midway through the festival week. “This is a place for those people to shine, and I’m so happy to be part of that.

To provide an opportunity for these kids to showcase their talent and hard work in front of the community is very rewarding.” Andres said many of the performers have blossomed in the nurturing environment of the smaller music festival. “It’s competitive, but in a good way,” she said. “It’s a very social atmosphere.” She said the festival was fortunate to have top-quality adjudicators, including Shirley England of Saskatoon, David McIntyre of Regina, and Gene Aulinger of North Battleford. “The adjudicators have been impressed with the calibre of the performances,” said Andres. “So we’re quite proud of that.” Andres said over the last decade, the festival has seen many young music students advance their musical education and hone their talents. “We see the performers come back year after year, and they grow through the experience,” she said. “That’s really gratifying to watch.” She said many students who do well at the local festival go on to achieve high marks and earn praise at the

Festival results Instrumental Awards 2012 Outstanding Musicianship 14 years & under ($20) Amy Blom Open Scholarship ($40) Aryn Polichuk Senior ($60) Jessie Gilchrist Centennial Scholarship $20 to each of the 6 members in the group Groovesicles School Classroom Instrumental Scholarship ($25) Prairie Spirit West Sr. Band JJ Loewen Band Award and plaque ($1,000) Prairie Spirit West Jazz Band Senior Sacred Music Scholarship ($50) Katherine Cole Musical Distinction Rose Bowl with $150 scholarship Katherine Cole Twin Rivers Music Festival Prestige Award ($200) Emily Cole Note : No Junior Sacred Scholarship was awarded since there were no entries Junior Piano 2012 Tiny Tots: ($10) Anna Selinger TRMF Open ($15 each) Kimberly Thiessen, Kieran Dyck Outstanding Musicianship 8 years and under ($20) Madison Benoit 10 years and under ($30) Skyelar MacNevin 12 years and under ($50) Jordan Ramsfield Adjudicator’s Choice Award 8 years and under ($20) Erica Andres 10 years and under ($30) Cierra Thiessen

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provincial music festival and even the national stage. “They’re looking for the marks, but they’re also seeking the constructive criticism that only an experienced and knowledgable adjudicator can provide,” she said. “They are hoping to get invited to perform at the final concert at the end of the festival week.” The festival also provides a range of scholarships and awards to deserving competitors. The largest of the awards is the JJ Loewen Scholarship Award, a thousand dollar cheque to a school band. Andres said the award is a lasting legacy to a well-known family from the Dalmeny area. Named after a long-time mayor of Dalmeny, the late JJ Loewen, the family sponsoring the scholarship has strong roots in the community, even though most of them no longer live there. “They are spread out across Canada and the US, but they always send money for the music festival here in their hometown,” said Andres. “It’s a tribute to the family, and a huge boost for the school band programs in the Prairie Spirit School Division. Classical Era Alissa Hildebrandt Canadian Composer Elliott Klassen Darren’s Music Place (Gift Certificate $35) Amy Hildebrandt Outstanding Senior Duet $50 each and trophy Pascale Yee and Nicholas Yee Sacred Music Scholarship ($50) Elliott Klassen Sr. Centennial Legacy Scholarship ($50) Hannah Enns Musical Distinction Award Rose Bowl and $150 scholarship Alissa Hildebrandt Vocal Awards 2012 Outstanding Musicianship 10 years and under ($20) Courtney Enns Senior ($60) Chantel Neufeld Senior Musical Theatre Award $20 each and trophy Bree Petkau Centennial Scholarship ($30) Madison Benoit Choral Award ($50 and plaque) Martensville High School Choir School Classroom Vocal Award ($25) Delisle Composite School Choir Speech Arts Award 8 years and under ($20) Tristan Stein 12 years and under ($30) Vienna O’Neill 18 years and under ($40) Jolayne Budd Mature Speech Arts Plaque Ethel Quiring Junior Sacred Scholarship ($25) Courtney Enns


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Clavet students take drama to new heights with festival appearance By PAT PECKOVER


or the first time in memory, students at Clavet School are going where they’ve never gone before. A two-man play, “ Down Came the Rain”, featuring actors Adam Tweidt and Evan Moyer is headed to the Saskatchewan Drama Association’s Provincial Festival in Regina May 10-12. The play, a touching look at the relationship between two brothers, won the Region 11 competition held in Saskatoon last month. Tweidt, playing the special needs younger brother, collected the runner-up to the Mary Ellen Burgess Acting Award for his character. Moyer had won the same award in the school’s play last year. Tweidt wasn’t the only Clavet student to collect an award. Since the school entered two different plays in the competition, a number of awards came their way. Bailey Royer, Evan Moyer, Robert Crowther, Tylan Senger, and Brayden Bentley all won Acting Merit awards. Jared Heise and Tyson Brown received Technical Merit awards, while Hannah Koetting won Best Stage make-Up. “Down Came the Rain” also won Best Overall Production at the competition. Lori Ulrich, one of the directors, said the club has been going to competitions for seven years. The school, as far as she knows, has always had a drama club, but this will be the first time they

will have gone to Provincials. “We usually pick some plays and let the seniors read them and then we pick a play,” Ulrich explained. “This is the first time we’ve done two plays.” Ulrich says that putting on “Down Came the Rain” was a big risk as there are no bells and whistles, just two boys on stage. “We have two outstanding actors and we wanted to find something for them,” she explained. Moyer, one of the stars of “Down Came the Rain” started acting outside of school at age 12 when he was in an Off Broadway Children’s Theatre production. Now in Grade 12, Moyer says participating in the school’s drama club is an awesome experience. “This is pretty much a great way to end my high school acting career,” Moyer said of the trip to Provincials. The play shows a loving relationship being tested, Moyer explained. “We were all a little bit nervous,” he noted. “We like to do comedy, but this had to be serious to connect to the audience.” Tweidt, a Grade 11 student, tried out for the drama club because his big sister had been in it. “I thought I might try it out and I fell in love with it,” he explained. “It’s the freedom you get to do whatever you want and play whoever you want.” Tweidt was a little nervous about being centre stage for a play, but was willing to try something new.


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“We usually have a large cast, but this was an interesting play with a lot of conflicting emotion. It’s difficult to play this character,” he said. “Being on stage for the whole 40 minutes is kind of unnerving.” As for winning an award, Tweidt said he was “absolutely shocked.” Stephanie Dilsner was the stage manager for “Drama Rehab: Revenge of the type-Cast Actors”, the other play the school produced this year. A Grade 12 student, Dilsner has been involved with the senior drama club for three years. “I like organizing everything,” Dilsner said of her role with the club. “It’s fun to be part of the drama, but not have to be on stage.” “Drama Rehab” is a comedy featuring 18 actors that share the lines and the laughs, Dilsner explained. Alisha Friesen, a Grade 11 student who plays Laugh Track Guy in “Drama Rehab” is on stage for the first time this year. “I originally was doing props and backgrounds, but it wasn’t needed this year, so I’m doing a character,” she explained. “I like it, and it’s a really funny play.” Robert Crowther, a Grade 12 student never really wanted to be in the drama club, but his friends were doing it so he eventually joined as well. “I started with small characters, but in the second year I got one of the lead roles,” he explained. “That was a huge change.”



Growth creates challenges for Prairie Spirit School Division By TERRY PUGH


he past year has been an exciting and rewarding one for Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD), but it’s also had its share of challenges, according to Larry Pavloff, Chair of the PSSD Board of Education. Speaking at the PSSD Annual General Meeting in Warman March 28, Pavloff said the completion of construction of the new Stobart School in Duck Lake and the beginning of construction on the new Warman Middle Years School are two of the highlights of the year for the division. “Many other schools in our division have also benefited from upgrades such as roofing projects, window replacements and the addition of many much-needed relocatable classrooms to accommodate the huge growth in the student population,” said Pavloff. “We’ve also approved a two-year plan for the school division’s Practical and Applied Arts program that focuses specifically on industrial arts and home economics. The board has committed $3.86 million dollars out of its reserve fund to go to instruction and equipment.” But while many programs and facilities are being upgraded, the needs of the division are growing at a faster rate than the revenue, and that means everything has to be managed with an eye on the bottom line, noted Pavloff. “One of our goals is to meet with provincial and local officials on a regular basis,” he said. “We met with the Minister of Education on two occasions and talked about the great challenges and unique changes we have in our division. We are fortunate to have growth. It’s better than the other choice, but it’s not as easy for school divisions to build schools or renovate existing schools anymore because the Ministry has taken away our availability to taxation money. They’ve allotted us a budget and we have to work within that budget. If

we need something we have to go to the Minister. If something is important, we have to find the money within our budget, and that may mean other things need to be put on the back burner.” Pavloff said advocacy and communication with the Ministry of Education is ongoing. “It’s the only way we can succeed,” he said. John Kuzbik, PSSD Director of Education, told the meeting that the quality of education offered throughout the division has been proven to be among the best in the province. “Prairie Spirit is very pleased with the 86% graduation rate of our senior high

school students, which is well above the provincial average,” he said. “In 2010-11, Prairie Spirit had over 30 Grade 12 students receive Greystone Scholarships from the University of Saskatchewan, an academic award based on achieving an average of 95% or greater.” Kuzbik said the record growth in several communities has put pressure on both the practical and educational aspects of the school division’s operations. “We transport over 5,000 students to and from school every day on our fleet of buses,” he pointed out. “We also have more than 600 students in the schools now, many of them from immigrant families, whose first language

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is not English. There are 25 different languages spoken in our schools now, and we have to find the resources to support those English-language learners.” Jim Shields, SecretaryTreasurer for the PSSD, outlined the school division’s financial report. He said the division ended the fiscal year with a $12.3 million surplus. Its total revenue was $105 million, and its expenditures were $92.7 million – of which $67 million paid for instruction costs and $11 million went to plant operations. Two representatives from

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South Corman Park School, in conjunction with the School Community Council, held its annual “Fun Night” on Thursday, March 22. The event lived up to its name as most of the students would agree that this is their favorite event of the year. This was definitely a combined effort of the School Community Council, the school staff, the students, the parents and our community at large. It was an event for the entire family as the classrooms were filled with games for the children, and there was even a prize room geared more towards adult customers. The gym was a continual buzz of activity as families met here to enjoy supper and some homemade baking while the library hosted the infamous “Jail and Bail” venue. The proceeds from this event are used to help fund field trips, buy extra playground equipment and to purchase special school equip-

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Chiefs goaltender Cam Irwin was under siege most of the evening, stopping 42 of 47 shots – many from close range – but it wasn’t enough as Delisle’s offense couldn’t seem to get on track. Mitchell McNish opened the scoring for the Southern Division Champions at the 13:07 mark. The Storm lead was shortlived, however, as Paul Sonntag knotted the game 1-1 just over three minutes later. The Storm broke the game wide open with a pair of goals six seconds apart midway through the second period. Tanner Exner’s unassisted goal was followed by a quick wristshot by Brett Kealey that beat Irwin high on the blocker side giving the Storm a 3-1 cushion. But the Chiefs weren’t about to lie down. Dylan Kochan gave the Chiefs a boost by beating Storm netminder Alex Sirard less than a minute later to make it 3-2 after two periods. Heading into the third, any hopes for a Chiefs comeback were dashed when Taylor Ernst made it 4-2

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Dalmeny Cougars end sixteen-year drought By TERRY PUGH


fter a sixteen year drought, Dalmeny High School finally brought home a medal from the Hoopla provincial championship tournament in late March. The DHS senior boys basketball team won a Bronze medal in 3A Boys basketball. The last time the Cougars placed in the top three at Hoopla was in 1996,

even though the school made three trips to the final-four tournament in the intervening years. So it was a huge achievement to score some hardware and a banner for the school gym. But for Terrell Murdaugh, a Grade 12 student at DHS and captain of the Cougars, it was a bittersweet victory. “It was nice to bring something back, but I’m a very competitive player, and I don’t like losing,” he said

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“I’d say it was more like an impossible shot.” The Cougars lost by two points to Hudson Bay in their opening game, and were relegated to the bronze medal match, where they went up against the Clavet Cougars – last year’s 3A champs and a longtime rival on the court. It was tough for both teams to rebound after narrow losses, Continued on Page 10 Please see “DALMENY COUGARS”



Osler School wins Div. 2 competitive basketball championship By TERRY PUGH


sler School has become a force to be reckoned with in competitive basketball. Osler School beat Valley Christian Academy (VCA) 4010 in an all-Osler championship final game of a Division 2 competitive basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 14. Warman High School won the tournament consolation final game 42-26 over Hague. The one-day tournament for Grades 4, 5 and 6 students was hosted by Warman High School and featured teams from four schools, including Hague, Osler, VCA and Warman High School. Introducing competitive basketball to younger grades has been a positive move, according to Gary Philipchuk, Vice-Principal of Warman High School and coach of the Division 2 basketball team. “The tournament has been happening for quite a while,” explained Philipchuk. “What I like about it is that it gets the younger students interested in developing their skills, and learning the rules of the game at an earlier age.” The big difference between competitive basketball and recreational basketball is “keeping score,” said Philipchuk. “It actually changes the character of the game. In non-competitive basketball you’re going back and forth and getting some exercise, but when you keep score, and there’s a winner and someone who doesn’t win,

it heightens the interest that kids have in the game.” Philipchuk said Osler School surprised everyone by how much their basketball team has improved. “They went from not really participating in the competitive tournament to winning it very handily this year,” he said. “It shows how quickly young athletes can learn and develop when they’re motivated.” Phlipchuk said younger age groups bring an “unbridled enthusiasm” to the game that is sometimes missing in older students. “I’ve had the opportunity to coach senior athletes, and it’s a great experience,” said Philipchuk, noting the senior students bring a maturity and focus to their game. “But for sheer energy and fun, the younger age group is amazing. They just want the game to last forever.” Philipchuk said the skill level of younger students has improved markedly over the last five years as a result of the introduction of competitive basketball. “The Grade 6 basketball is a lot better now than it was a few years go,” he said. “You can see it across the board, at all the schools.” That’s paid off down the road, as the athletes graduate to senior basketball programs in area high schools, he added. “There’ s a payoff all the way through the system,” confirmed Philipchuk. He noted the participation of a Warman community team in the Saskatoon

Minor Basketball Association (SMBA) is also helping to popularize basketball among youth. Youngsters from Osler and Martensville participate in that community team. He said the Misskey family’s leadership in that sport is pivotal in strengthening that program. Philipchuk said strong athletic programs in the schools and communities are important because they focus young people’s energy in a positive direction. “Kids that are doing positive activities are a lot less likely to get into trouble, and they have a better outlook on life,” he concluded.

DALMENY COUGARS admitted Kowalchuk. But he said Dalmeny dug deep and led for virtually the whole game. Kowalchuk said it was a tremendous experience just being in the tournament. “I never played basketball in high school,” explained the coach. “So I didn’t really know what to expect. I had heard that it was an exciting event, and it certainly lived up to the hype. There were a lot of people in the gym at Campbell Collegiate in Regina. It was so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think. It was unbelievable the amount of energy that was in the air.” For the players, the anticipation leading up to the tournament was more nervewracking than the actual games. “I was real nervous for days before we went down there,” admitted Murdaugh. “And I couldn’t eat before the game. But once the game started we all settled down.” Kowalchuk said the team set its sights on Hoopla at the beginning of the season. “When March stated with the playoffs, we just kind of laid the rest of the season out there, and figured out how many games we had left and counted them down as we went along,” he said. “For

some of these guys in Grade 12, this will be the last competitive basketball they play, and even those that go on to a higher level, this is the last time they’ll get to represent their school and their community. They didn’t need much motivation. They were pretty pumped to start with.” Kowalchuk said the team grew by leaps and bounds over the course of the season. “The team that went to the Hoopla tournament certainly wasn’t the same team that we started out with in October,” he said., adding that Murdaugh has been a leader on the team for the entire season. “At the start of the season we called him aside and asked him to be our captain for the year,” he said. It was a responsibility the Grade 12 student took to heart.

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“It made me feel pretty good,” said Murdaugh. I like to look at myself as a leader anyway and once they asked me to be captain, I tried to do the best I could. I tried to be a good example on and off the court and do my bit to keep the guys focused.” Murdaugh said he practices on the basketball court at his church in Dalmeny for a couple hours daily, either by himself or with his father or younger brother. “I owe a lot to my dad,” he said. “He encouraged me a lot when it comes to basketball.” Once he graduates from high school, Murdaugh says he’s looking to go to university and pursue the sport at a competitive level. “I’m not sure which college to go to yet,” he said. “I’ve been checking out quite a few in Canada and the US.”

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The Martensville Skating Club annual carnival March 18 featured participants from both the CanSkate and StarSkate programs. Presentations were made to Club Coaches Tayler Belosowsky, Danny james and Tracy Mikula, as well as CanSkate Program Assistants Jadyn Lennea, Kaitlin Kolbe, Samantha Laughren, Chloe Novakovski, Hunter Ostoforoff, Jaeda Ostoforoff, Melissa Reigert, Jordan Skelton, Sara Vickery, Bryn Skakun, Carmelle Pellerin, and Ciarra Thiessen. Darrell Nnovakovski served as Carnival Emcee, while Angie Reddekopp handled the music for the program.


Participants in the 2012 Martensville Carnival included: Jadynn Lennea, Chloe Novakovski, Melissa Reigert, Ciarra Thiessen, Nicole Housen, Isabella L’Heureaux, Carmelle Pellerin, Kaitlin Kolbe, Hunter Ostoforoff, Bryn Skakun, Sara Vickery, Courtney Kolomay, Teah Lennea, Samantha Laughren, Jaeda Ostoforoff, Jordan Skleton, Hayley Harder, Brooklyn Kruppi, Keira Marshall, Makenna King, Jenna Wiebe, Bobbi Lightburn, Raena Wiebe, Sharissa Piche, Jayden Bergman, Cadence Gaida, Dominique Piche, Ryhanna Corrigan, Tenley Jaeb, Stevie Robinson, Jordyn Dreger, Montana Kadynuik, Cohen Fabris, Boden Marshall, Brayden Skene, Treagen Green, Jacob Pellack, Braun Windjack-Zubrowski, Owen Larocque, Deagan Reister, Jace Lightburn, Kaden Shumay, Adyson Bradford, McKynlie Martineau, McKenzie Kobelsky, Kolbie Thiessen, Cole Laughren, Brooklyn Bradford, Carly Penner, Hunter Jaeb, Kiersten Skelton, Aidan Jungman, Mason Stronski, Hailey Child, Adrian Skelton, Sarah Edmison, Rebecca Sochaski, Jade Galambos, and Wave Windjack-Zubrowski.



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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Obituaries..................................101 In Memoriam............................102 Births.........................................105 Anniversaries........................... 106 Thank You Notes......................107 Lost & Found.............................108 Tenders......................................109 Legal Notices............................110 Coming Events..........................111 PERSONALS: Personal Notices......................201 Legal Notices........................... 202 WHAT’S HAPPENING: Services Offered..................... 302 Travel........................................ 305 MERCHANDISE: For Sale..................................... 401 Pets........................................... 402 Misc. Wanted.......................... 403 FARM & RANCH: Farm Equipment....................... 501 Livestock.................................. 502 Feed and Seed......................... 503 Lawn and Garden.................... 504


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REAL ESTATE: Homes/Condos for Sale.......... 601 Homes/Condos For Rent........ 602 Apartments For Rent.............. 603 Land For Sale........................... 604 Commercial Property.............. 605 Recreation Property................ 606 Property Wanted..................... 607 Land For Rent........................... 608 Wanted to Rent....................... 609 TRANSPORTATION: Autos For Sale..........................701 Vehicles Wanted......................702 Motorcycles/ATVs................... 703 Recreational Vehicles............. 704 Boats/Motors.......................... 705 Snowmobiles........................... 706 Auto Parts.................................707 EMPLOYMENT: Employment Wanted.............. 801 Child Care................................. 802 Business Opportunities.......... 803 Career Training........................ 804 Careers..................................... 805 AUCTIONS: Auction Sales........................... 901


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PART-Time Caregiver Required: 45 year old Martensville female requires female part-time caregiver. Hours of work vary on daily and weekly basis to suit employer and employee. Duties include: Transferring employer from bed to commode or wheelchair. Exercises. Meal preparation and assist with feeding. House keeping. Laundry. Assist employer with daily living. Non Smoker. Driver license would be an asset. Please contact LeeAnn @ 931-4684 or 36-4p Classifieds by phone. Visa & Mastercard accepted. Call The Gazette at 668-0575.

FARM LABOURER required to work on poultry operation. Knowledge of general farm duties is an asset. On-the-job training. Fax resume to (306) 947-4770 or call Dan (306) 947-2097. 37-4p CASUAL WORKER WANTED for Warman daycare. Approximately once/ month, mornings only. $10/ hr, must be over 18. Contact Rebecca 306-249-5212. 394p Adventure + Agriculture = AGRIVENTURE! Live & work on European, United Kingdom, Australian, New Zealand or Japanese agricultural/horticultural operations. 18-30 year olds may depart in spring, summer or fall for 4-12 months or more. www.agriventure. com 1-888-598-4415.



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Through this project, SaskPower is looking to reinforce the 138 kV transmission line providing service from the Saskatoon north industrial substation by building new 230 kV, 138 kV and 25 kV lines on the north side of Saskatoon. The supporting structures for the lines from Aberdeen to Martensville and Saskatoon North will be two-pole H-frames made of tubular steel designed for both single-and double-circuit capacity. According to Bernie Bolen, Supervisor of Environmental Issues Management with SaskPower, initial routes laid out last year were aimed at minimizing economic, environmental, agricultural and social impacts, while complying with safety and other regulations and utilizing favourable topography and foundation conditions.

MARTENSVILLE LINE Given the high population density and wide array of land use activities in the RM of Corman Park north of Saskatoon, the preferred route had to balance a number of conflicting interests, acknowledged Bolen. “The preferred corridor from Martensville to Saskatoon North was modified slightly from what was initially presented to the public in 2011,” he said. “It crosses the highway at a better location with respect to highway intersections.” By following an existing railway right-of-way, the preferred corridor avoids the majority of residences in the area, he added. The line from Martensville to Saskatoon North will cost approximately $2.5 million. While the corridor is relatively wide, the actual right-of-way required for the line is 40 meters. ABERDEEN-MARTENSVILLE The preferred corridor from Aberdeen to Martensville is approximately 35 ki-

lometers long and almost the entire centre-line could be constructed along quartersection lines, noted Bolen. The line avoids the majority of existing and projected residential developments between Aberdeen and the river. It would cross the river just south of the existing railway bridge, thereby avoiding disturbances to large areas of irrigated land west of the river. The cost of this line is estimated to be $10.5 million. At its meeting on March 20, Martensville City Council heard a presentation on the project. Several councilors expressed concern that the proposed corridor cuts too close to the southern and eastern edges of the Martensville city limits, noting that this could cause difficulties for possible future residential and green space expansion. Martensville councilor Terry Kostyna and Martensville City Manager Scott Blevins followed up on the concern by coming to the open house March 30 in Saskatoon. They told the SaskPower representatives that the corridor and rightof-way should be shifted further east and south toward the industrial area in the RM of Corman Park. Kostyna expressed optimism that the council’s concerns were heard, and that the final right-of-way route would reflect their suggestions. Bolen confirmed the second round of consultations is intended to ensure that local knowledge from landowners and municipal officials is taken into account. He said the advice from landowners is invaluable. “There are a lot of competing interests,” Bolen said. “Martensville is expanding, Saskatoon is expanding, the RM of Corman Park industrial park will be expanding. It’s like a bunch of pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and we’re trying to put them all together and find a route that makes sense and causes the least impact on everyone.”


Aberdeen station key to potash expansion By PAT PECKOVER


outes for new power lines and sites for switching stations were on view at the Aberdeen Recreation Complex on March 28 as SaskPower held an open house to showcase their preferred routes for new lines north and east of Saskatoon. According to Bernie Bolen with SaskPower the projects are fairly complicated, but they will provide additional reinforcement and reliability to areas north and east of Saskatoon. The project includes two new switching stations, one in the Martensville area and one in the Aberdeen area. It also includes a 230 kilovolt line connecting the two stations, a new line from the new Aberdeen switching station to the existing Wolverine switching station, and a new line connecting the new Martensville switching station to Saskatoon. The preferred corridor from Aberdeen to Wolverine is approximately 104 kilometres long and is a combination of two previous routes that had been an option earlier in the project design. The new route is farther from the whooping crane habitat identified last year by the Canadian Wildlife Service. As well, the new route is further from existing and planned residential developments between Aberdeen and Elstow. As well, a portion of the new route follows an existing smaller power line, which will be removed after the new line is completed. All this work is needed, Bolen explained, because of the increased demand in those areas around Saskatoon. It also provides more electricity to the existing potash mines at Allan and Colonsay and will be available to the proposed BHP Billiton mine at Jansen. The proposed preferred corridors are approximately one mile wide at this point, Bolen noted, but the actual


Members of the public look over maps of the proposed preferred route of a new power line and new switching stations during an open house in Aberdeen on March 28. line will only need 40 metres. As well, the switching stations don’t take up much room either. Right now, the proposed Aberdeen station is located southeast of the town, south of Hwy. 41. From there the line runs east and southeast past the Vonda grid before running south

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InterValley Water strengthens bottom line By TERRY PUGH


espite ongoing challenges, the chair of InterValley Water Incorporated (IWI) is confident the member-owned water utility is in a strong financial position and will be able to increase both its membership numbers and overall sales in the coming months. Clark Brotzel told the annual general meeting of IWI in Dalmeny March 29 that there has been a substantial “reorganization” of the water utility’s internal operations, with a significant portion of the day-to-day administrative work now being performed by a committee of

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“It requires paid personnel in the field and in attendance seven days a week, 52 weeks a year,” Brotzel said. “We didn’t know that going in. Part of the requirement in provincial legislation is water testing every day, and labour legislation requires that you pay someone for three hours, seven days a week. We learned that lesson, and that’s reflected in our financial statement when it comes to salaries and expenses.” To rein in the utility’s biggest expense, namely salaries, the position of general manager for the utility was cut in January, 2012.

elected board members. “We’ve focused on trying to improve our financial health,” stated Brotzel in his address to the meeting. “We have had to increase water rates and service fees to get into a positive cash flow. We’ve added a new seasonal-use policy last year, and we’ll continue to try to collect outstanding accounts and new members, and grow the utility that way.” Brotzel said it’s been a learning experience for the volunteer board since the utility was formed several years ago, noting the costs include more than the pipelines and pumphouses. They also include ongoing water quality monitoring costs.



quarter section, Bolen said. The public consultation portion of the project will be completed this summer and further environmental studies will be done. Stantec Consulting is doing the environmental and archeological surveys for the line.

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VANDALISM IN WARMAN On Saturday, March 24, shortly after 11 p.m., several youths were observed behind the Warman Super Valu store. Witnesses observed the youths running from the area, but not before they caused damages to the mall building in spray-painting graffiti. The witnesses advised that the youths had dispersed in several directions. Police are still investigating the incident and have made no arrests at this point. The Warman RCMP are requesting assistance to identify the youths involved in the incident. If anyone has knowledge of who

committed this vandalism, they are asked to contact the Warman RCMP at 975-1670.

FUEL THEFTS In the past week, the Warman RCMP have received several complaints from businesses and gravel sites on the west side of Corman Park District having been victims of fuel thefts totaling over 5000 liters during the early morning hours. The culprits broke the locks and cut the hoses from the fuel tanks and siphoned fuel from vehicles. Anyone who has seen vehicles driving on the grid roads with slip tanks are asked to report their locations to the RCMP with descriptions

of the vehicles and licence plates.

CONTACT RCMP The public are reminded that the Warman RCMP are responsible for policing services in the towns of Warman, Martensville, Langham and Osler, as well as the R.M. of Corman Park on the west side of the South Saskatchewan River, but not including the Town of Dalmeny. Also within the detachment jurisdiction are the R.M.s of Vanscoy, Montrose, Great Bend, Mayfield and all of the towns and villages within those R.M.s. Anyone wishing to contact the Warman RCMP can do so by calling (306)975-1670.

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Many of the accounting and payroll functions were contracted out, fieldstaff positions were revamped, major repairs to infrastructure will be contracted out, and board members are more involved in day-to-day operations. “It’s more work for the board members, but we’re doing it in the interests of the organization,” said Brotzel. He noted that the utility is looking to expand the pipeline to reach those members who do not yet have water. It has worked with an engineering firm to develop a model that provides an accurate estimate of costs for extending the line. However, he pointed out, specific inquiries from individual members require answers from outside professional expertise, so a fee-for-service charge is necessary to offset the cost of those inquiries. One of the unexpected expenses facing the utility this year is the cost of relocating curbstops and other above-ground fixtures for members along the Dalmeny Access Road. Due to the widening of the road this year, the curbstops must be moved approximately 5 meters further away from the centerline. That cost is the responsibility of the utility, and is a condition of the original permit from the Ministry of Highways to bury the pipeline within the road allowance. New members joining the Intervalley board include Glenn Beatty of Martensville, Ken Bysterveld of Osler and Robert Keet of Dalmneny.


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