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A mile-long line of combines stretches to the horizon during a successful attempt last Saturday to set a new world record for the most combines working together in a single field. A total of 249 combines harvested 200 acres of oats in under 15 minutes. Story on page 3.

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The line of combines (above) is dramatic when viewed with a 180 degree lens. The combines (left) made short work of the swaths. A crowd about 10,000 people (below) watches the combines polish off the last few yards at the end of the event.

Combines converge to raise funds for children’s camp charity Saskatchewan farmers set World Record By HILARY KLASSEN


Tenders for Highway 305 open Construction work expected to begin soon By TERRY PUGH


onstruction of the new highway between Warman and Martensville is finally going ahead, with initial surveying and gravel-crushing operations likely to start this fall and winter. The tender for construction of a subgrade and surfacing structure for the new Highway 305 was opened Thursday, October 4 by the provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. The tenders close October 23, and the decision on the successful bidder will likely be made within a week of the tender’s closing date. The total distance for the roadwork is 18.23 kilometers, and includes grading and paving of the new roadway. The new highway will connect Highway 11 north of Warman to the

existing junction with Highway 12 north of Martensville. The construction tender for the highway also includes upgrading and paving of Range Road 3053 (10th Avenue) in Martensville from Lutheran Road to the intersection with Main Street in Martensville. The actual completion date for the new highway will depend on the schedule laid out by the successful contractor, according to Allan Churko, regional executive-director for Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure. “We expect that the right of way will certainly be cleared this fall and winter,” said Churko in an interview on Friday, October 5. “Those areas where there are trees and vegetation will be removed. Depending on the Continued on Page 18 Please see “HIGHWAY 305”

istory was made last Saturday when 249 combines lined up in a stunning visual display to break a world record for Harvest for Kids (H4K). Thousands of spectators converged on a field north of Dalmeny on Saturday, October 6 during the Thanksgiving weekend to witness H4K’s attempt to break a Guinness World record for the greatest number of combines to simultaneously harvest a single field. All day Friday combines made their way to the site, and early Saturday morning as dawn broke, the lineup looked nearly complete. A day of activities was planned, leading up to the main event. A drama group entertained while stooks were harvested in an old time threshing demonstration. Kids could enjoy climbing walls, inflatable play structures, a carnival, and horse or wagon rides.

WORLD RECORD But crowds were here for one reason: to see Saskatchewan farmers break a world record. 249 swaths on a half section of land waited to be harvested. Chad Doerksen, a member of the H4K core planning group, offered the original plot of land for the harvest, located across from the Barn Playhouse. But the field suf-

fered major water damage from 26 inches of rain and in the end was not suitable for this event. Brent Baerg, another member of the core planning group, then offered his field, just 4 miles north of Dalmeny to H4K. The line-up of combines spanned a full mile, disappearing into the distance. Drivers fired up their engines just before 2:00 p.m. and following a countdown, began the harvest. Wendell Andres is the Regional Director for Children’s Camps International (CCI) in Saskatchewan since 2010, and the coordinator of the Saskatchewan H4K event. Andres said, to qualify for the record, “the combines need to run at least five minutes, so we’ve got our time keepers and our official people. The combines have to go really slow, a mile and a half an hour. That’s going to be the hardest thing, these guys are just going to want to race, and that won’t help because we gotta go five minutes.”

Harvest for Kids is a faith based venture that works together with CCI to support children’s camping programs in countries like Cambodia, India and Cuba. Funds raised from this event will allow many children a first-time opportunity to go to camp.

BUILDING ON THE PAST Area farmers knew about the record set in Winkler in 2010 and according to Andres said, “We like what they did there, and we think we can beat those guys.” That set the dream in motion. “We’ve been meeting with a core group of farmers for almost two years now planning this, so what you see here is a lot of hours from some very faithful volunteers,” said Andres. International Director for H4K, Derek Unrau, who was coordinator of the Winkler 2010 event said, “This is excitement all over again, it’s aweContinued on Page 8 Please see “WORLD RECORD”






Rescue workers use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver of a Saturn Ion in the wake of a 2-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road that occurred during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, October 3. The intersection is the scene of two fatal accidents that have occurred within the past two months. (Right) The driver of this vehicle survived the crash but suffered head injuries and was taken to Royal University Hospital.

Two injured in collision at Wanuskewin Road and Highway 11 By TERRY PUGH


wo people were injured as a result of a 2-vehicle collision early Wednesday morning, October 3, at the intersection of Highway 11 and Wansukewin Road. The collision occurred at 7:43 a.m., according to Constable Matt Hiscock of the Warman RCMP detachment. Hiscock said a southbound Honda Civic struck a westbound Saturn Ion as the Saturn crossed Highway 11. Each vehicle had a single male occu-

pant. Both drivers were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries, but the driver of the Saturn Ion was the more seriously injured of the two. “The Saturn was t-boned by the Honda, and subsequently rolled into the northwest ditch,” explained Hiscock. The driver was of the Saturn was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted using the jaws of life by the Saskatoon Fire Department, with the assistance of the Warman Fire Department. Weather and road condi-

tions at the time of the collision were good. Traffic on Highway 11 southbound was restricted to one lane during the busy morning rush hour while police conducted their investigation and the site was cleaned up. Hiscock said the driver of the Saturn Ion was “lucky to survive” the impact of the collision and the subsequent rollover. “He was cut to the head and was taken to Royal University Hospital by MD Ambulance,” said Hiscock.



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MORE THAN $631 MILLION INVESTED IN SASKATCHEWAN HIGHWAYS IN 2012-13 Hwy 11 stretch between Macdowall & Rosthern open Highway 11 twinning between Prince Albert and Saskatoon took a big leap forward with 36 kilometres of new northbound lanes opening from north of Rosthern to south of Macdowall, providing a safer drive for families, farmers and shippers. The stretch of highway was officially opened on Wednesday, October 3. “Our government is proud to invest in this important work on Highway 11,” said Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster, on behalf of Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport). “The twinning of this highway has created good paying jobs in our region as well as improved the safety of motorists in our communities. Our government will continue to focus on job creation and strengthening the economy across Canada, including right here in Saskatchewan.” “Highway 11 is a very busy corridor, carrying upwards of 14,000 vehicles per day including commuters, tourists, shippers and many more,” Batoche MLA Delbert Kirsch said on behalf of Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris. “The progress we make at each stage of construction has a huge benefit for all motorists.” A total of 36 kilometres of new northbound lanes are now open to motorists from 5.5 kilometres north of Rosthern to 1.5 kilometres south of Macdowall. As part of this project, new southbound lanes are also being constructed around Duck Lake to provide safer highway access and improve traffic flow for Highway 11 travellers. Traffic will continue to run on the old highway at Duck Lake until the new southbound lanes are open, within the next two weeks, weather permitting. The opening allows traffic to safely travel this portion of Highway 11 as work continues on the remaining 12 kilometres north and south of Macdowall that will be finished next year. That last section will complete the twinning of Highway 11 from Saskatoon to Prince Albert. As the new lanes are opened, motorists are reminded to be cautious, alert and aware of signs directing traffic and are advised to slow to 60 kilometres per hour in the construction Orange Zone when passing workers and equipment. The federal and provincial governments are each contributing up to $62 million to the

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Highway 305 upgrade one of eight new hwy. projects The Province of Saskatchewan is investing an additional $50 million dollars into eight priority highway improvement projects across the province. This makes the 2012-13 construction season investment, a total of $631.5 million, Saskatchewan’s second largest Highways and Infrastructure budget, second only to 2008. “This record level of investment by our government demonstrates our commitment to investing in Saskatchewan’s Highways,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don Mc-

Morris said. “Infrastructure was the top priority raised by the Saskatchewan people when discussing the provincial government’s growth plan with our MLAs.” The $50 million dollar investment will be used to tender eight additional projects. Six of the eight highways are substandard Thin Membrane Surface (TMS) roads which will be upgraded to a paved standard; the remainder are repaving projects. Highways slated for upgrade include: Highway 15 - Grading 13 km east from Highway 11 at Kenaston; Highway 22 - Grading and surfacing from Southey to Earl Grey; Highway 41 Repaving 10 km near Melfort from Highway 368 to the east; Highway 42 - First phase of upgrading, between Tuxford and Eyebrow; Highway 51 - Paving 10 km from Major to Highway 317; Highway 58 - Grading and paving between Lafleche and Gravelbourg; Highway 305 Grading and paving between Warman and Martensville; and Highway 55 - Repaving near Meadow Lake from east of the Tolko access to Hwy. 903. Good roads make businesses in rural Saskatchewan more competitive, make our communities more attractive places to invest and improve safety and mobility for our people,” Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) President David Marit said. The additional $50 million in highways funding will come from the Growth and Financial Security Fund.



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Get used to it: adjusting to a less predictable Saskatchewan Of course, that resulted in some positives like the establishment of medicare, more rural hospitals and Crown corporations that still generally provide competitive utility rates. But the combination of an inconsistent agriculture economic base and governments focused on filling in the shortcomings resulted in rather predictable stagnation. Well, the a few developments in the past week suggest today’s Saskatchewan may no longer be in this same predictable pattern. Recently released population number showed an additional 22,154 people in Saskatchewan in July 2012 compared with a year earlier – the largest single-year increase this province has experienced since 1921. What’s truly amazing, however, is this does not appear to be one of one- or twoyear growth spurts we experienced in the past that tended to be followed by decline. The province’s population of 1,079,958 is nearly 80,000 more than when it again cracked the million-person barrier in July 2007 under the previous

For decades in this province, Saskatchewan and its politics shared one common trait. Both were rather predictable. The province as a whole was all too dependent on the uncertainty of the agriculture and would suffer from both the whims of Mother Nature and the commodity markets. Good years would inevitably be followed by bad years. And Saskatchewan would slip from “have” to “have-not” status as a result. We always seemed destined to be the poor cousins to our Alberta neighbours with their oil wealth – the place our kids went to find decent-paying jobs. For this reason, the population rose and dipped somewhere just shy of the million-population mark. And our politics seemed to follow a similar pattern. For as naturally free-enterprise-minded as most Saskatchewan people were, the uncertainty in agriculture led voters to elect provincial government sympathetic to providing producers and rural Saskatchewan communities with support programs.


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NDP and 100,000 more than its most recent low ebb of a decade ago. This is phenomenal growth that we haven’t experienced in 80 years – something that’s moved beyond the usual up-and-down cycle. Of course, with it comes to challenges and the need for adjustments. That many new faces behind this population boom are new Canadians who are changing the very face of Saskatchewan itself. These new arrivals are coming here determined to make a better life for themselves are forcing governments to re-focus on issues that accommodate the needs of this growth. There is more infrastructure and housing demands – especially, in our cities. And neither house prices nor rent in this province are as cheap as they once were. In fact, with demand

driving up the price of such things, other things that were once predictable in this province like a relatively low minimum wage are no longer as acceptable. After all, with a job shortage in this province, it is only logical to make the minimum wage more competitive. To that end, the Sask. Party government recently announced last week the nation’s lowest $9.50 an hour minimum wage would be increased by 50 cents to $10 an hour. Gone are the days of predictably lower wages doled out in a sluggish Saskatchewan economy, which takes us to another big indicator of our newfound unpredictability. A decade or more ago, no one would have predicted that the province’s still-agriculture dominated economy would be handing out salaries comparable with anywhere else in the country. The government also recently announced the average weekly Saskatchewan wage of $939.21 is now the third best in the country – only behind Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador (another province experiencing change because of new oil wealth).

Again, one might expect to see social problems that tend to follow high wages. This, too, is the changing face of a less-

predictable place. But there may be something to be said for this newfound unpredictability.


On the trail: Rediscovering a legendary western writer idents of the community of Creede, was generously donating several hours of her busy day to help me track down whatever “Oh, what do you know. We do have sometraces we could find of Cyrus Clarencething down here.” Warman. Of course, she Johanna Gray reached knew who he was. Everydown into the lower reachbody in town was familes of an archive drawer and iar with the name of the carefully pulled out an aged legendary editor of the four-page broadsheet newspaCreede Chronicle, known per – its yellowed pages, britworldwide in his day as tle with age – protected by a the “Poet of the Rockies.” plastic covering. The mining camp Poet She spread the pages of Laureate (or “Poet Larthe 120-year old edition of the iat” as he was called Camping in Lander, Wyoming Creede Chronicle on the table by his rustic contempoof the local history room in the raries) had a rhyme in little library housed in a small log cabin every issue of his paper, and many of in downtown Creede, Colorado. The pathose poems became classics. His famous per was one of only four copies to have poem, “Creede”, is still the most widelysurvived intact – more or less – the ravquoted piece of writing in Mineral Counages of time. Dated May 13, 1893, here ty, gracing every tourist brochure for the was a record of a day in the life of a fronlast 50 years, and literally woven into tier town that never slept. A brief article wall-hangings on the local coffee shops. at the top of the front page stated: “Bil The town, near the headwaters of the ly Morris shot and killed a miner named Rio Grande River deep in the heart of the McFarland at Duncan Camp last night. Rocky Mountains, is as busy now every They had a quarrel over a mining claim summer, thanks to the influx of tourists and resorted to revolvers as a concluding who come for the fishing, the scenery, argument.” Short and to the point, the arand the history, as it was in its heyday ticle stated the bare facts and didn’t even in 1892. All the buildings in the historgo into detail about the inquest, if there ic downtown core have been lovingly was one. Murder was such a common ocrestored to their original frontier grancurrence during the silver rush it hardly deur. On every street leading up to the even rated as news. distinctive gap in the mountain cliffs Gray, a volunteer historian at the liwhere Willow Creek still runs, the place brary and one of 800 or so year-round resbreathes charm at every pore. By TERRY PUGH



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But the highlight of the trip, for me, While the folks in town knew who Cy was definitely Creede. I wanted to find Warman was, they hadn’t heard of Warman, out more about Cy Warman, and figSaskatchewan, and weren’t aware of the conured the town where he made his repunection between the soon-to-be city and the tation would be legendary author. a good place to They were keen start. It turned to learn more, out to be a and very helpful treasure trove. and hospitable. When we got My better back home, I half, Monica Ethwent through ier, and I packed the stuff Joa guitar and some hanna had blankets drove given me and down to Creede found contact last summer, information camping wherevfor some of Cy er we happened Warman’s deto stop when the Historic South Pass City, Wyoming was an important scendents, insun went down. We made our way place along the Oregon Trail. Today it is a a State Historic cluding Bryan along a circuitous Park and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Warman Jr. I sent an e-mail route that took us and managed to touch base with Bryan through Alberta, BC, Washington, Idaho, and his wife Linda, who live in South Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, NeCarolina. They were thrilled to be invada, Utah and back. The North American vited up to the Warman City CelebraWest has so much history and scenery that tion coming up on Saturday, October you can drive forever and still only see a 27, and he was able to provide a lot of small part of it. We put 10,000 kilometers on information on his famous grandfather our reliable 2001 Dodge minivan that took and the Warman family. us through historic places along the Oregon There’s a lot of value in history, and Trail like Lander, Independence Rock and the legacy of Cy Warman’ literary and South Pass City, Yellowstone National Park; journalistic works is something worth the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Wagcelebrating. The community of Creede, on Wheel Gap on the banks of the upper Rio Colorado – Warman’s new “Sister City” Grande River, and eventually as far as Las - realized that years ago. Vegas.

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Flu shots best defense against annual influenza, says doctor By TERRY PUGH


t’s flu season in Saskatchewan, and officials with the Saskatoon Health Region are reminding residents to protect themselves and their loved ones with free flu immunization shots available at several clinics throughout the region in the coming weeks. “By getting immunized, you’re protecting not only yourself, but also those around you,” said Dr. Ross Findlater, Deputy Medical Health Officer for the Saskatoon Health Region. “It’s a good idea to take advantage of these clinics, because the flu shot is free, and it works.” In an interview on Thursday, October 4, Findlater said the health region scheduled a week-long flu shot clinic in Saskatoon at Prairieland Park starting Tuesday, October 9. There are also flu shots available on October 16 in Martensville, October 18 in Warman and Aberdeen, October 24 in Langham, and October 25 in Borden, Delisle and Waldheim. Findlater said the health region is not expecting any particularly virulent strains of influenza this fall. “The type of influenza expected this fall in Saskatchewan is nothing dramatically different than normal,” he explained. “And the vaccine we have is along the lines of what we have used for several years. It has 3 strains of influenza virus in it. It’s not a live vaccine. The viruses are dead. These are the antigens in the vaccine. The vaccine is based on the most likely strains to be coming around this fall.” Findlater said people shouldn’t underestimate the impact of influenza. “We have influenza ever year in this province, and every year it kills people,” he said. “When we’re looking at the stats from last year, we had a little under 200 confirmed cases of flu and a quarter of those cases required hospitalization.” He said the age groups that are most vulnerable to influenza are young children and seniors, and those people with chronic medical prob-

lems and risk factors such as heart disease or lung disease. Another vulnerable group is

pregnant women. “Those are the people that clearly need to be immu-

nized,” he said. “But keep in mind, that even if you’re not in any of those vulnerable groups, you may be around people who are vulnerable, and that’s why it makes sense to be immunized yourself, so you don’t spread the virus to vulnerable people.” Findlater said the vaccine is safe. “It has a good safety record, and its been around for a long time,” he said. “There are minor side effects, like a sore arm, but more serious side effects are extremely rare.” He said in addition to the public flu clinics, residents of seniors care homes throughout the region will be immunized at their places of residence.

Region’s growing culture a draw for Artists on Tour More than 30 Western Canadian fine artists will come together to exhibit hundreds of works of art at TCU Place this fall when Artists on Tour makes its debut in Saskatoon. As 2012’s premiere visual arts event, Artists on Tour will feature 30-plus renowned painters, including painters, bronze artists, stone carvers and high-end artisans, who will share their work for three full days in a unique public exhibition space. The show runs October 12-14 at TCU Place and admission is free. Show hours are Friday from 1 - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saskatoon was the top choice as host city for the fall tour. Jonn Einerssen, a key organizer and internationally renowned landscape painter, was eager to return to the province of his roots to pay tribute to the prairies, which inspired and fueled his own successful art career. Einerssen is best known for his striking, light-infused paintings of dramatic prairie skies and vistas. “As a small town kid from Wynyard, trips to the big city of Saskatoon were a regular adventure for my family. Those are some of my fondest memories, so it has been

a pleasure to watch this city blossom into one of the most vibrant, energetic centers in the country.” Einerssen, who now lives in BC, makes annual treks to his home province to gather material for his paintings, and to connect with old friends and local artists. He says despite its sharp growth, he still experiences the same friendly small town spirit he always knew in Saskatoon. He is also observing a growing cultural maturity in the city. “It is really exciting time for Saskatoon, and perfect time to bring the finest creative talents of the West together for the local community to enjoy and benefit from as a cultural event. The idea of professional fine artists joining forces to exhibit together outside of galleries is unusual. But Einerssen and friends have done just that for more than 20 years in prominent public spaces in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Vancouver, New York and Mexico. Their unique philosophy of taking fine art to the public, instead of waiting for the public to come to the art, has inspired people of all ages to gain an appreciation for all kinds of fine art forms, and has spawned hundreds of new fans over the years.

Einerssen and other organizers including the painter Brent Heighton and sculptor Vance Theoret, are now taking the public art experience to the next level, by touring across cities in a way that can be compared to musical artists. Additional cities are being planned for the tour, to follow the inaugural event in Saskatoon. “Artists on Tour brings together well-known, established artists from three provinces into a major public exhibit space in Saskatoon,” says Einerssen. The public will have a chance to meet and mingle with internationally-recognized artists like Valerie Hinz, Mike Svob, Angela Morgan, Denyse Klette and Peter Shostak, who are just two examples of the high calibre of artists participating. “For people who are new to art, as well as art enthusiasts and collectors, this is an amazing opportunity to access the finest creative talents and hidden treasures from their home province as well Alberta and British Columbia.” “The biggest thrill for me is that we are opening Artists on Tour in Saskatoon – a special place in my heart and the very region that inspired me to become an artist in the first place.”

FORM N [Section 55 of the Act]

FORM O [Section 94(b) of the Act]

Notice of Poll

Notice of Advance Poll

Subdivision No. 2

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: 1. A poll has been granted for the election of: Board Member: Prairie Spirit School Division No. 206 Subdivision No.: 2 2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, the 24th day of October, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the polling places listed below. 3. I will declare the result of the election at Warman, SK, on the 25th day of October, 2012, at the hour of 1:00 p.m.

 Duck Lake – Duck Lake Belle-A-Drome, 310 – 2nd Avenue South, Duck Lake, SK

 Hague – Hague Municipal Hall, 212 Main Street, Hague, SK

 Rosthern – Rosthern Senior Citizens Centre, 3010 – 4th

Street, Rosthern, SK Dated at Warman, SK, this 4th day of October, 2012. Ron Walter, Returning Officer

Subdivision No. 2

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that provision has been made for (an) advance poll(s) for electors who: 1. are physically disabled; 2. have been appointed as election officials; or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election. Voting will take place on the following dates and times at the following locations:

 Duck Lake – Tuesday, October 16, 2012, between the hours

of 12:00 and 4:00 p.m., at Duck Lake Town Office, 301 Front Street, Duck Lake, SK

 Hague – Saturday, October 20, 2012, between the hours of

10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at Hague Municipal Hall, 212 Main Street, Hague, SK

 Rosthern – Saturday, October 20, 2012, between the hours

of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at Rosthern Town Office - Council Chambers, 710 Railway Avenue, Rosthern, SK Dated at Warman, SK, this 4th day of October, 2012. Ron Walter, Returning Officer

Form N



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: 1. A poll has been granted for the election of: MAYOR: Town of Langham (one to be elected) COUNCILLOR: Town of Langham (six to be elected) 2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Langham Museum - west entrance 302 Railway Street Langham, Saskatchewan 3. I will declare the results of the election, at the Langham Town Office on the 25th day of October, 2012, at the hour of 11:00 am. Form O

NOTICE OF ADVANCE POLL PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that provision has been made for an advance poll for electors who: 1. are physically disabled; 2. have been appointed as election officials; or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of the election. Voting will take place on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Langham Town Office 230 Main Steet East Langham, Saskatchewan. Dated at Langham, this 21st day of September, 2012. Bev Dovell (Returning Officer)



NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL FORM P [Sections 56 and 58 of the Act]

Whereas a poll is not required pursuant to The Local Government Election Act for the office of: Mayor of the City of Warman I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office will take place and that the following person is elected by acclamation: SHERYL SPENCE Dated at Warman, this 21st day of September, 2012. Judi Thurlow Returning Officer


NOTICE OF POLL FORM N [Section 55 of the Act]

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: 1. A poll has been granted for the election of: Councillor (6) - City of Warman 2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the polling places listed below. 3. I will declare the result of the election at the Warman Municipal Office on October 25, 2012, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. Polling Area Polling Place Address No. 1 Brian King Centre 202 Eighth Avenue North No. 2 Brian King Centre 202 Eighth Avenue North No. 3 Brian King Centre 202 Eighth Avenue North No. 4 Brian King Centre 202 Eighth Avenue North No. 5 Brian King Centre 202 Eighth Avenue North

NOTICE OF ADVANCE POLL FORM O (Clause 94 (b) of the Act)

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that provision has been made for TWO advance polls for electors who: 1. are physically disabled; 2. have been appointed as election officials; or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election. Voting will take place as follows: i) Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Warman Municipal Council Chambers Lobby – 107 Central St West (west door along 5th Avenue South). Poll will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. AND ii) Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Warman Municipal Council Chambers Lobby – 107 Central St West (west door along 5th Avenue South). Poll will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Dated at the Town/City of Warman September 21, 2012 JUDI THURLOW RETURNING OFFICER



Langham Care Home big part of community By TERRY PUGH


ngoing community support in the form of fundraising and volunteerism goes a long way toward helping the Langham Senior Citizens Home provide a good quality of life for elderly residents. “The community of Langham and district has been phenomenal over the years in terms of the support it’s given to the seniors’ home here,” said Conrad Jantzen, administrator of the care home in Langham. “It’s because of that support that we’re able to make ongoing improvements to the building and meet the everyday needs of the residents.” Jantzen said a recent fundraising raffle raised $3,800, well ahead of the campaign’s goal of $2,000, to purchase a newer, larger television screen for residents, as well as an electronic gaming system that can be used in the home’s recreation and exercise activities. “We are always raising funds to provide things for residents,” said Jantzen. “The goal is to improve the quality of life for residents, many of whom have very limited mobility. It’s important to have things that stimulate people and keep their bodies and minds as active as possible.” Jantzen said the building recently had new shingles installed on its roof, thanks to fundraising efforts and volunteers. “It’s nice to have a fresher-looking building,” he said. “But more importantly, we’re very fortunate we didn’t have any leaks. We have to do this type of preventive maintenance so we don’t have problems down the road.” Fundraising is also responsible for the recent purchase of an emergency generator as well as special inflatable mattresses designed to prevent bedridden residents from suffering excruciating bedsores. Future fundraising projects will go toward purchases of a new range hood for the home’s kitchen.

“In order to have a fan that will cover the full stove, we will have to upgrade our building’s makeup air unit,” said Jantzen. “So it’s not just a simple matter of adding a hood fan. What we thought would be a $5,000 project is turning into a $50,000 project. We didn’t see that coming, but it’s something we need for the benefit of the home, and it’s a positive for the residents. Proper ventilation helps people with breathing problems, and it keeps the humidity in the building down, which will help prolong the life of the structure.” Jantzen said the town council and administration also acted very quickly when issues were brought to their attention. “We have brand new sidewalks around our facility this year,” said Jantzen. “We took

that to the town council, and they reviewed the request. I couldn’t believe how fast those new sidewalks were installed for one block on each side of our building. It was phenomenal, because it was just a matter of weeks until it was done. This was very important because it was a safety issue. The sidewalks were in pretty bad shape, and it was hard to navigate a wheelchair down the sidewalk or for residents to go for walks. They were forced to use the street, which wasn’t safe.” Jantzen said while many care homes in the area are directly or indirectly sponsored by churches, the Langham care home is privately owned. “But the owner operates this home like a charity,” said Jantzen. “We also do get a lot of support indirectly from the churches and individual vol-

The Langham Senior Citizems Home has 28 residents. Widespread community support for the home allows residents to have a good quality of life. time and part-time. “The care home operates 24 hours a day, so you do need a lot of people to staff a facility like this,” noted Jantzen.

unteers who provide a lot of services to the residents.” The Langham Care Home currently has 28 residents. It was built in the 1970s, but

there has been a care home in the community since the 1950s. The care home is the largest employer in Langham with a staff of 46, both full-

crying. It was a multiple of things, so it was pretty cool.” Doerksen also mentioned that they had a waiting list of about 25 – 30 drivers with combines who wanted to be there but didn’t get in. “I just want to say, thank you for your support, thank you for showing interest, bringing your machines or even wanting to. And in the future we’ll want to try this again, and make it even bigger and better. The sound of combines is “Harvest for Kids, the Sound of Hope.”

Thousands of spectators lined the field to witness the world record attempt to have the most combines working together in a field simultaneously. The 200 acre field of oats was harvested in a little under 15 minutes. (Photo submitted by CoraLee Baerg)

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some to see the community spirit here with all these farmers coming together. We have every swath filled so that’s 249 out there and we’re excited to see what’s gonna happen.” Some combines displayed flags from their country. While there were many local drivers, some came from as far away as Germany and California.

STUNNING SIGHT The sight of 249 combines approaching from opposite directions and coming to a stop in the centre of the field was exceptional. A vintage Cockshutt was the last to pull in. Jody Lamp, on hand to promote a documentary film which will include footage of this event, said it well: “It’s a pretty awestriking moment when you see all these combines.” Harvest for Kids Saskatchewan now holds the new world record for the most combines simultaneously harvesting a single field. A group in Ireland most recently held the record with 208 combines, but will have to give it up after only two months. To beat the record, H4K Saskatchewan needed only 209 combines, but with 249, the world record will now

be more difficult to beat. Following the harvest, drivers gathered on stage for a photo-op while dignitaries Kelly Block, MP for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, and Nancy Heppner, Saskatchewan Minister of Environment expressed congratulations for this achievement. Chad Doerksen and his wife adopted a child from Ethiopia a couple of years ago. Doerksen found the experience “soul disturbing” as locals patted the child on the head and said she had “won the lottery.” His desire to help children grew out of that experience. Though his offer of land didn’t work out, the best part of this day for him was “I got to spend it with my family. They sacrificed a lot during the two years I invested in this.” He had two combines there being driven by his Dad, without whom he wouldn’t be farming, and a valued employee. “This way I could sit down with my daughter and son and my beautiful wife and just be able to take it in and just get emotionally drained as everything got finished. I can tell you I was teary eyed, I was


ANNUAL MEETING OF VOTERS Public Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the voters of The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 will be held at St. Anne’s Parish Hall 217 Lenore Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for the purposes of discussing municipal affairs and any matters relating thereto. Dated this 11th day of October, 2012

Form N (Section 55 of the Act)

Notice of Poll PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: A poll has been granted for the election of: Mayor: Town of Hepburn Councillors: Town of Hepburn Voting will take place on Wednesday, the 24th day of October, 2012, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Hepburn Municipal Office, 311 Main Street, Hepburn, SK. I will declare the result of the election at the Hepburn Municipal Office, 311 Main Street, Hepburn, SK. On the 25th day of October, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 am. Form P Dated at Hepburn, Sask., this day 2012. (Sections 562nd and 58 of of theOctober, Act) Andrew J. Spriggs, Returning Officer


56 and 58 of the Act) NOTICE OF(Sections ABANDONMENT OF POLL


TOWN OF OSLER Whereas a poll is not required pursuant to The Local Government Election Act for the office of:


IWhereas hereby give public that no voting for the said office a poll is notice not required pursuant to The Local FORM O (Clause 94(b) of the Act)


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that provision has been made for an advance poll for electors who: 1. are physically disabled; 2. have been appointed as election officials; or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election. Voting will take place on Friday, October 19th, 2012 Between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. At the Hepburn Municipal Office, 311 Main Street, Hepburn, SK. Andrew J. Spriggs, Returning Officer

will take place and that are elected by Government Election Actthe forfollowing the officepersons of: acclamation: Councillor

- Town of Osler

Susan Braun I hereby give public notice that no voting for the said office Robyn Janzen will take place and that theHiebert following persons are elected by Sarah Jason Pauls acclamation: Abe Quiring Susan Braun Robyn Janzen Dated at Osler, Saskatchewan, this 4th day of October, 2012. Sarah Hiebert Jason Pauls Abe Quiring Dated at Osler, Saskatchewan, this 4th day of October, 2012. _______________________________ Sheila Crawford Returning Officer _______________________________ Sheila Crawford

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Supper in the field

a harvest tradition



he tailgate of a pickup won’t do as a makeshift table for this gathering. A larger table is found and placed over the stubble in the field. A tablecloth is spread and some battery operated candles added. No sense risking torching the field by using real candles. Food arrives, along with lawn chairs and about 15 people. The sound of the combine fades as it comes to a stop nearby. It’s time for supper in the field. When the dust settles, plates are filled and those gathered bask in

the glow of the setting sun. The field belongs to Lois and Gaylord Mireau and is part of their farm near Langham. It’s not just any field: the harvest from this particular field will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Banks (CFGB) to help alleviate world hunger. The Mieraus had been donating a portion of harvest income to CFGB for years. But a couple of years ago, they decided to take things a step further by designating a specific field for CFGB and donating the harvest from it. Lois has invited the staff from the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Centre where she works for this supper in the field. MCC is one of fifteen partners working with CFGB throughout the world.

For some of those around the table the supper was nostalgic, bringing back memories of harvest from childhood. For others it was a novel experience. The novelty aspect is one reason Lois likes to host this kind of supper. A couple of weeks ago the Mieraus hosted a supper in the field for friends visiting from Vancouver. “They had never experienced something like this. They had a great time and were so thrilled,” said Lois. And what Lois found really interesting was, “these people from BC had no clue what a combine even does or what part of the wheat stalk you’re harvesting here. If you’re not familiar with it you just don’t know. What’s so ordinary for us is something really

special for someone who doesn’t get a chance to do that.” Another reason is to celebrate the harvest that will be shared with those experiencing hunger elsewhere on the planet. Lois found it special that a blessing was said over this harvest and its impact on other tables, where it’s going and what it’s going to be doing. The Mireaus harvest season was more spread out this year, which made things more amenable to doing this supper. “Sometimes the harvest is late and we’re in a big panic, and we don’t have time,” says Lois. The night was extraordinary because, “It was such a gorgeous evening, just perfect, and just seeing that it brought back memories for oth-

Langham family and friends donate proceeds from crop to Canadian Foodgrains Bank

er people,” Lois said. “Also just being able to connect, the fact that we grow food for people and this is what it looks like.” After supper Gaylord, who grew up on this farm, offered combine rides. That was fun for the kids present but also the adults most of whom hadn’t been in a combine for awhile. Combines have changed! A simple request by Dave Pauls, Donor Development Coordinator for MCC Saskatchewan to take photos when the CFGB field was being harvested, led to this expanded invitation from Lois & Gaylord. It was a great way to celebrate a shared harvest together. “We believe that the work CFGB is doing is what’s really needed for addressing hunger in the world and we have a lot of respect for their work,” says Lois. “We want to share in that work and share out of our abundance because we have way more than what we need.”

MCC staffers gathered for Supper in the Field at the Mireau farm near Langham. The harvest from this field will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). Photo by Stephanie Epp



Blades guilty of throwing gas on bad fire Losing three straight games is not uncommon in a long hockey season, but when the losses come from a veteran-laden team making the same mistakes over and over…well that brings about questions! That is especially true of this year’s edition of the Saskatoon Blades…a team that is penciled in to host the MasterCard Memorial Cup, meaning the microscope is firmly trained on them! The three losses were not pretty…a 5-3 setback to visiting Red Deer last Wednesday following a strong opening period; an embarrassing 10-1 pasting at the hands of Swift Current before a disappointed and discouraged crowd at Credit Union Centre on Friday, followed by a 4-1 loss in Edmonton on Saturday. The issues are surprisingly redundant…taking too many penalties, being beaten head-tohead on special teams, lack of cohesive team play and suspect goaltending. In the three games, besides being out-scored 19-5, the Bridge City Bunch were short-handed 18 times and surrendered 10 power play goals while only scoring twice on 20 man-power advantages. The Blades were outscored 9-3 while playing at evenstrength…yet out-shot the three opponents by a combined 110-103. Saskatoon’s save percentage was an abysmal .816 while opposition goalies were a sterling .955! This from a team with 16 W.H.L. veterans, including 13 players aged 19 or 20. Of the 16

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Delisle Rebels sew up first place By HILARY KLASSEN


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game too, because as a quarterback you have to manage your offense to make sure everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to, and make adjustments,” said Byers. “He did a good job of making adjustments which was better than the last couple of weeks.” Playing really well on defense was Logan Atchison who is just coming back to the game of football. “He played in Grade 9, then didn’t play in Grade 10,” Byers explained. “Everyone in his family, all his cousins were big football players and he’s come back after two years off and he’s had a really good season.” The Rebels are now well positioned to head into the playoffs, but Byers said they’re not taking anything for granted. “The game we gave today isn’t gonna win on November 10 in the provincial final,” he said, noting they need to make improvements in several areas. “We still have too many penalties, our special teams weren’t performing, we had

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stands on a day that never really warmed up enough to get comfy. By late afternoon the shadows were long and some watchers chose to hunker down in their vehicles to view the game. A half dozen or more enthusiastic Meadow Lake fans made it to the game and made good use of

their cow bells and orange toques. The Spartans started to show more hustle in the latter part of the game. Byers’ approach to coaching goes beyond what you see on the score board. “Sports is so focused on that end score, but we’re in a situation where that’s not our

end goal,” he said. “We would like to have a good game. We would like to have a game that can win in the provincial final.” This game officially places the Rebels first in the league. Their last regular season game is at home this Friday against Kindersley.

Grey Cup? Sign the Riders up! If that was a Grey Cup preview, sign the Saskatchewan Roughriders up. On Thanksgiving Monday afternoon the Roughriders blasted the Toronto Argonauts 36-10 at Rogers Centre for their third-straight victory and a share of second-place in the CFL West at 8-6. Things went the Riders’ way right from the opening kickoff when Brandon West returned it 84 yards. The Riders got a field goal on the drive and never trailed the rest of the way. CFL observers may scoff at the notion of the game being a Grey Cup preview, but it’s a distinct possibility. The 100th Grey Cup game will be played November 25 at Rogers Centre and both the Riders and Argos are right in the thick of it. Rider coach Corey Chamblin was the first to point that Monday’s encounter might be a sneak peek of the CFL’s championship match. “It was a total team effort,” Chamblin revealed. “We said


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we’d approach it like a championship game with the last two wins over Calgary, BC and now here. It was a championship-type game and we played like it and finished.” Did they ever. The Riders never turned the ball over and tailback Kory Sheets shattered the 1000-yard mark for the season on a 48-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Right around that time pivot Darian Durant launched a 78-yard touchdown bomb to Weston Dressler. They were rockin’ and rollin’. Of course these two teams will meet again before the season is over, in Regina, and To-

ronto will be a much different team by then. They were missing their top quarterback and top rusher on Monday so Chamblin wasn’t getting too cocky. “There’s still room for improvement,” Chamblin reasoned. “Jarious (Jackson) is a good quarterback but that isn’t the real Toronto offence. The next time we face them they’ll have Ricky Ray and Chad Kackert.” With four games left the Riders are looking ahead rather than behind but it’s prudent to point out the missed opportunities which would have vastly improved their stand-

ing. Two blown games against Calgary and a gaffe in Montreal in Week 12 would have the Riders sitting pretty at this point. They are tied with Calgary but have lost the season series which have put them behind the 8-ball in terms of hosting a playoff game. Those snafus could add up to a collective million dollar mistake since finishing first or second and hosting a playoff game means seven figures into the bank account. Regardless, a playoff berth would represent a massive accomplishment by the first-year coach Chamblin who took over a demoralized 5-13 team. And, let’s not forget, second-place is still there for the taking. The way the Riders are playing now, anything is a possibility. With a win this Saturday at Edmonton against the 6-8 Eskimos, the Riders can truly start making playoff plans. Maybe they could even start dreaming about another trip to Toronto.



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BLADES GOING PINK FOR BREAST CANCER The Saskatoon Blades are doing their part to fight Breast Cancer. On October 20th during their game against the Everett Silvertips, the Blades will be debuting a special-edition jersey to raise awareness about all types of cancer, including breast cancer. The jersey features a unique Saskatoon Blades breast cancer ribbon as its main logo. The bottom of the jersey will also include a list of names as a special tribute from the players. The names are of Blades season ticket holders’ family members and

friends who have lost their battle with cancer. The special jerseys will be worn to represent the Blades fight against cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To further that point, the gameworn jerseys will be auctioned off to fans during the game on October 20th. Proceeds from the auction will go to the C95 radio marathon. Along with the jerseys, the Blades are wearing a special pink ribbon sticker on the back of their helmets all month to show their support for the fight against cancer.


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Wolverines dominate Kindersley

Royals edged by John Paul II

The Warman Wolverines overpowered the Kindersley Kobras in high school football action on Friday, October 5 in

The Martensville Royals came close, but lost 20-13 to John Paul II in high school football action at North Battleford on Friday, October 5. Martensville’s season record sits at 2 wins and 3 losses, tied for third with Meadow

Hockey season kicks off this week The curtain lifts on a brand new hockey season for several leagues in the area this week. The Delisle Chiefs of the Prairie Junior Hockey League (PJHL) begin their regular season on Thursday, October 11 with a game against the Saskatoon Royals at Harold Latrace arena at 7:45. They host two home games at the Delisle Arena this weekend – Saturday against the Saskatoon Westleys (7:30) and Sunday against the Ochapawe Thunder (2:00). The Warman Midget AA Wildcats season kicks off with a home game on Saturday, October 13, when Humboldt comes to town. Game time is 7:30 at Diamond Arena in Warman. The Martensville Midget AA Marauders take on the Saskatoon Ice Hawks in Martensville on Wednesday, October 17 at 8:30 p.m. The SaskValley Bantam AA Vipers host Balgonie on Saturday, October 13 in Martensville at 7:30 and Sunday, October 14 they host Notre Dame, also in Martensville, at 2:30 p.m. The Warman AA Pee Wee Wildcats is on the road this weekend. Lloydminster travels to Warman on Friday, November 2 at Diamond Arena.

Kindersley, winning 44-6. The win brings the Wolverines’ season record to 4 wins and 1 loss, good for second place in the league behind the Delisle Rebels. “Both the offense and the defense played well,” said Wolverines coach Tyler Scheidt.

“It was a good game for the kids’ confidence as we head towards playoffs. We’re looking forward to playing Martensville this week.” The Wolverines host the Royals at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 12 at Neufeld Field in Warman.

Lake and John Paul II. “Our boys put in a strong effort to come back from an early 10-0 deficit,” said Royals coach Lyle Evanisky. “But we turned the ball over too many times and couldn’t score in the sec-

ond half. It’s a disappointing loss and now we need to win against Warman to ensure a spot in the playoffs.” The Royals’ last regular season game is this Friday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. at Neufeld Field in Warman.



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Seniors housing project another step closer to reality By TERRY PUGH


n innovative 36-unit seniors’ apartment complex in Martensville is one step closer to reality following a meeting last week of potential shareholders in the project. Terri Hetterly, President of the Martensville Housing Development Committee, said while they are still looking for shareholders to participate in the project, they are “about halfway” to their goal. “We have about 18 shareholders at this point who are prepared to put in money for their unit,” she explained in an interview October 3. “That’s extremely good news for us, because it shows there is a high level of support for this type of project in Martensville.” The project is being handled by Bridge Road Developments, a Manitoba-based company with 20 similar projects currently under construction or in operation in a number of Manitoba and Saskatchewan communities. The company first unveiled the project at a public meeting

June 20 in Martensville, and about 15 shareholders put up $1,000 each at that time to secure a suite in the building. A 2-acre parcel of land for the building is being donated by Charlotte and Edmund Ens, with another 5 acres available for purchase by the committee. The land is on the east side of Range Road 3053 (also known as 10th Avenue) and south of Township Road 384 (also known as Main Street). The land is part of the future growth concept plan for Martensville. Affinity Credit Union in Martensville is working to help facilitate financing for the project. Under the Bridge Road Developments model, the buildings are designed to accommodate the needs of the tenants, investors and shareholders, the majority of whom are resident in the community where it is built. Bridge Road Developments is also a shareholder in the building in addition to being construction and development manager. Tenants who are looking to become part of the project are required to put down an initial deposit of $1,000 to secure the apartment

The 36-unit seniors apartment complex in Martensville is on track to begin construction next spring.

of their choice. Once the plans are in place, tenants are required to put up an additional interestbearing investment of $54,000 and sign a tenancy agreement when construction begins. Once the building is completed, tenants will have a single monthly payment that includes heat, electricity, water, taxes, rent and maintenance. Television and telephone are separate payments, as is any extra insurance for personal property of the tenant.

Hetterly said the pieces are falling into place for the project, and the “best case scenario” is for construction on the new building to begin next spring. “We are in the process of getting the land transferred from the landowners to us, as a committee,” she said. “And that will happen as soon as we have the papers finalized with the lawyer and our registration as a non-profit corporation is finalized as well.” She said the land must

be surveyed and the property still needs to be annexed by the City of Martensville. “At this point, the land is still owned by the landowner and is still within the RM of Corman Park,” she confirmed. “But they’re getting really close to having it handed over to us.” Hetterly said potential shareholders continue to contact the Martensville Housing Development Committee to inquire about the project, and the list of shareholders is continu-

ally growing. “We’re very excited about the way things are progressing,” she said. “Everything is on track and we’re happy with how people are gradually hearing about the project and coming forward.” People interested in further details of this and similar projects can log on to . For information on securing an apartment, contact Terri Hetterly at 249-1917 or .

List of franchises grows for Martensville’s new commercial area Little Ceasar’s Pizza to join Dairy Queen and Second Cup in new Sunset Ridge commercial district Residents and visitors of Western Canada’s fastest growing city will soon have another option for affordable dining. By January 2013 a Little Caesers Pizza franchise will join Dairy Queen and Second Cup at North Prairie Developments’ Sunset Ridge, an integrated sixacre highway and service commercial site located at the south end of Martensville, fronting the Centennial Drive South service road. Commercial development in Martensville is progressing rapidly. In July, North Prairie founder John Williams and the City of Martensville announced a major national phar-

macy chain will join Tim Horton’s in the 20-acre Black Iron Crossing, located on Centennial Drive South. More announcements for both developments are expected soon. “We’re currently in negotiations with a number of entities including other national fast food chains, a large hotel chain, a large format food store and big box retailer, a gas bar/ convenience store/car wash and other major retailers,” says Williams, who has been investing in Martensville for 15 years. “The investment in retail development in Martensville is over $75 million.” Lana Makari, along with her husband Ben, own four other Little Caesers Pizza locations in Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Makari says setting up a fifth Little Caesers location in Martensville was an easy decision. “I think Martensville is

going to be the next Airdrie – the City has so much going for it and the growth potential is huge – it’s a great community and we want to be a part of it,” says Makari. Little Caesers is the largest carry-out pizza chain in the world and an internationally known brand. The franchise started in Detroit and more than 50 years later, the franchise’s commitment to quality and value has resulted in thousands of locations around the world.

PRIME LOCATION Makari says the process of acquiring land for their new location went smoothly and the benefits of opening a new location Martensville far outweighed any other location options they were considering. “Rather than rent, we own the land, there’s lots of parking, and we’re able to make de-

cisions on what’s best for our business ourselves – as a business owner that’s really rewarding.” That bodes well for Martensville. Gordon Rutten, Mayor of the City of Martensville says residents are asking for more business and retail development, and the Sunset Ridge and Black Iron Crossing developments are enabling that to happen. “We’re pleased with both the residential development through North Prairie’s 40 acre MacCormack Ranch, and commercial development progress made to date by North Prairie and its commercial real estate partner, ICR.” Dillon Shewchuk, City of Martensville Economic Development Manager says businesses are noticing Martensville and the opportunity that exists in the City of almost 8,000 residents. “Our on-going residential growth and the visibility

and traffic quality of our commercial sites, leaves us with no doubt that retailers will be successful here.” While Williams says commercial development plans take time, his staff, and his company’s working relationship with the City of Martensville and his commercial real estate partner, ICR, is helping things move along quickly. “Both our land division manager and project manager on these developments, Phil Ratzlaf, and ICR, have done an amazing job keeping these projects on track and marketing them,” says Williams. “We share the same vision as the City in terms of residential and commercial development, and our history here has enabled us to create a terrific working relationship.” Construction on Little Caesers Pizza will begin later this fall.

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Delisle Flag Football Team competes at National Level After an excellent season of play, the U-18 Delisle Rebels Flag Football Team travelled to Regina to

compete in a round robin tournament where they were crowned Provincial gold medalists! Claiming this title meant being awarded a trip to Oakville, Ontario to compete at the National level for four days. The boys represented our community and our province very well by upsetting Nova Scotia, the team that won nationals last year, and keeping up with some very skilled teams as well. A loss in the bronze medal match denied them of any hardware, but they played with skill, determination, heart, and dignity. The team wishes to acknowledge some local sponsors in helping with additional expenses: (tape, glove grip, 8th man plane ticket, gatorade, jerseys, etc.) Ward’s Red Angus, Orchard Seeds , Agrium Potash Mine, Delisle Co-op, Robin’s Nest, Pipp’s Place , Glen and Eleanor Yellowlees, Olson Gravel, Stoll’s Seed Barn. Pictured above ( Back row: Left to Right) Dixon Smith, Kolton Mckenzie, Taylor Barber, Logan Atchison, Ryan Tetland. Bottom Left to Right: Tanner Olson, Kyle Richardson, Cole Ward. (Submitted by Reagan Smith)

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Candidates for Warman City Council outline their platforms Richard Beck

My first elected term is in the books! These have been exciting times! Three years ago, our community faced a host of monumental issues. Consider; development of the Warman Sport and Cultural Village, (officially renamed, “The Legends Centre”) was at a standstill; and just revived with the agreement between Town Council and the Prairie Spirit School Division. Congestion in our schools continued to build without our Saskatchewan Provincial Government committing to fund a new facility. Highway 305 repairs did not have commitment to move forward and was under study. Our Industrial Development Lots were not selling; amidst, huge residential growth within our community. Each of these issues was important to guide correctly as our community growth and futures were at stake. Fast-forward three years. Our Legends Centre has doors open,with leasable spaces opening within the building! Warman Minor Hockey has already hosted the Saskatoon Blades and Prince Albert Raiders in a pre-season hockey game. Our official grand opening is set to occur on October 27, 2012 as a part of our City Celebration Event! Our council lobbied our Saskatchewan Provincial Government for funding support towards our Middle Years School; our project has been approved and construction started for opening in the fall of 2013! Highway 305 is waiting for final approval on a re-alignment initiative. Our Industrial Lots are sold out! We have also seen an influx of new businesses and commercial development! Success has been achieved in these areas! I have been committed to these projects and other important infrastructure developments during my tenure. I have supported the lagoon expansion, the Legends Golf Course agreement, the new water service supply line, and the water retention expansion project. I have not lost sight of continuing the important investment into infrastructure and infrastructure upgrades to support future growth. In my second term, I commit to continuing the investment into infrastructure. Our policing, fire and protection services,recreation and library are all important services and continue to be my highest priority. One important project that ranks the highest of my priority in the

upcoming term is the re-location of our Warman Wheatland Library. I seek to rejuvenate our library services, programming and location to better reflect the opportunity of Life Long Learning programs, and incorporate technology integration at the new Middle Years School. I ask for your support for re-election to Warman Council on October 24, 2012!

Troy Chaskavich I am grateful for the opportunity to be running in the civic election for the upcoming City of Warman 2012 election and would look forward to serving the community of Warman over the next four years. My wife Karen and I have been married for twenty years, and we have two sons Jeremy (16), and Justin (14) who both attend WHS. We have lived in the community of Warman since 2000. Originally, I am from Broadview, SK. I work for the Correctional Service of Canada at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon as a Correctional Manager. I have been with the service for the past 16 years. It is very important for the new City of Warman to have a strong council to make sure that the needs of the residents are met. I believe that I will be a strong team member to make this happen. Sense of pride comes to mind when I think how Warman has grown over the last 12 years that I have lived here. I don’t have an election platform but believe in the importance of honesty, integrity and accountability. Areas I feel strongly about include that there is adequate fire and protective services to meet the needs of the community. City infrastructure is another important area to ensure Warman is able to keep up with the demand of the growing population. In addition with having 2 teenage sons of my own, I see the importance of having youth activities available to keep kids active and safe. As a potential member of the City Council of Warman I will work to address resident concerns and would look forward to working with the other council members towards the common goal of continuing to keep Warman a City to be proud of.

Trevor Zane Dmytryshyn Peterson

I have lived in Warman since 1978 with my wife Kimberley. Together we raised 3 daughters here; 2 of them still reside in Warman along with their families. I am employed as a Federal Civil Servant. I previously served 6 years on council from 1982-1988. At that time I campaigned for the following: To establish a library, RCMP detachment, back-lane maintenance, noise by-law and a golf course. We as a council brought these into effect. Warman has now become a city, and I will work to ensure that we will be able to maintain the quality of life that we enjoy. My concerns at this time are: That we keep taxes as low as possible Along with our city’s growth that the infrastructure keeps up with that growth Also that we have a safe community in which to reside Another concern which residents have raised to me is the issue of the drainage of water On October 24, 2012 I hope you will elect me as your Councillor for the City of Warman. My number should you wish to reach me is 306 2275397. Thank you.

Dale Lung I have let my name stand for election to the City council of Warman. Warman is becoming a city and a vibrant place to live. Councilors must be willing to move quickly, yet create detailed plans to move forward, while keeping touch with the residents of Warman. This is the message I would like to convey when elected to your council. With my past experience on a town council, I believe that I am a good choice for this position. Growth is not without it’s challenges but with the responsible consideration, council can ensure the optimal use of the funds. On October 24th please come out and vote for representatives for the new city council.

want to ensure the completion of The Legends Center where it will be maximized for all of Warman to enjoy. I also want to be part of creating a sustainable visionary plan for future growth for all partners. Nicole, Alexis It is essential we continue to and I moved attract businesses for our muto Warman tual benefit and to create jobs. just 3 years We will get all the products ago and have and services that Saskatchfelt at home ewan’s newest city demands ever since while expanding our tax base then. Feeling this way it was an easy deci- to benefit all of us. I have been sion to run for City Council.  a Physical Education Teacher The future is so bright for our in Warman and am currently community, we just need to in my 9th year as Vice Princihave a council that will con- pal at Warman High School. I tinue to nurture the amazing have completed 6 years of Unigrowth we have had while not versity which includes a Masforgetting those who already ter of Education Degree in Educational Administration. I make their homes here. A big part of that is re- have enjoyed being part of membering that the people the Christmas suppers at the who elect the council, need Senior’s Center and serving to be kept informed and have cake at our Canada Day celetheir voices heard on issues brations as it gives me insight on a regular basis.  Once a into the generations of people that have built our communiyear meetings aren’t enough. Residents need to feel they ty. I continue to listen, analcan contact their councilors yse, and make decisions as to anytime.   I’m not interested the best possible future for the in being on council to run an City of Warman. Please phone agenda.  I’m interested in be- or text (306)717-2682 with any ing on council to represent the questions or comments (email residents of our great commu- - On nity.  Your interests and issues October 24th vote for a posiare what I will bring forward tive experienced voice. Vote Gary Philipchuk. to council. I have worked for and have been on boards and councils for the better part of the past 14 years. I was on two student councils while attending the University of Saskatchewan (where I attained a Bachelor of Public Administration); I I have been worked as an economic devel- a resident of for opment officer where I regular- Warman over 13 years ly attended council meetings with proposals and presenta- with 7 of those tions; I sat on the board of di- years on counrectors for SEDA  (Saskatch- cil. As a result ewan Economic Developers I have been Association); and I current- given lots of time to see this ly hold an executive position community develop and grow. I know what has happened, with CUPW Local 824. I’m ready for this impor- what is happening and what tant task, and excited to have needs to happen next. you vote for me so I can repre- I am currently serving as Lead Pastor at Awakening sent you! Church. My wife Barb and I have raised our children here. I have been involved with them in many aspects of this community including sports and school activities. I love this community and look forward I want to thank to continue to serve it. everyone for I am also serving our local the honour of RCMP as chaplain of this serving you detachment. This was a posiover the last 9 tion I did not seek for myself years as Counbut something that came about cillor. We have from my involvement in the seen so much community. The responsibility growth over the last term I feel to this city, to make it an with new businesses, residen- even better place, is very imtial growth and recreational portant to me. opportunities. I am seeking My desire in running for a 4th term to share and con- council this term is to keep tribute my knowledge base in things sustainable as we grow. this time of change. Many Not forgetting where we have people and businesses are no- come from in the process of ticing the Warman advantage growth, and making sure we which creates challenges and continue as the great commuopportunities that my experi- nity we have come to know ence will benefit. If elected, I and love.

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I am focused on keeping the following items a priority this term: sustainable growth with continued excellent service for manageable cost; looking into commuter bus service to Saskatoon; commitment to business and economic development; and finally, to make sure our city status does not bring negative consequences to our residents. A vote for Kendall is a vote for positive growth while holding on to the way of life we have come to enjoy.

Kevin Tooley I was born and raised in Prince Albert. I attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) and a Bachelor of Commerce; in addition I have completed a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia. I work with the City of Saskatoon in the Assessment Branch, in addition to working in the Property Assessment and Valuation field I have past experiences working in Recreation and Leisure, Health Care, Labour Relations, and Financial Services. I have lived in Warman since 2004 with my wife Danielle, a Special Education Teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools, as well as our daughters Alena and Isabelle. When our family first moved to Warman we were a young family enticed by the short commute to Saskatoon and the affordability of housing, we have chosen to stay in Warman because we find it a great place to raise our family. My interest in civic government can be linked to my childhood when my grandfather was a longstanding City Councillor in Prince Albert. As we become the City of Warman I understand the importance of City Councillors’ who are dedicated and committed to leading Warman’s growth and prosperity in a sustainable and responsible way. I believe I have a gained knowledge and understanding from my diverse personal and professional experiences which I can draw upon as a representative on City Council. If elected, my agenda as a city Councillor includes: working on solutions for traffic congestion, exploring the feasibility of a community swimming pool, encouraging further investment in services and amenities, engaging the Provincial Government regarding the safety of Highway 11, and keeping Warman family friendly and affordable. Anyone interested is welcome to join me on Facebook at Elect Kevin Tooley for Warman City Council.





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he Hague Panthers gave the Hanley Sabers a run for their money last Thursday. Despite coming out on the short end of a 61-28 score, Panthers coach Clay Kirby had nothing but good things to say about his team’s effort. “I’m pumped,” said Kirby after the game. “That’s the closest game Hanley’s had to face all year, and they’re a team that’s got a great chance of winning the provincial 6-man football championship. They’ve got great coaches, and they’re a talented team, so the fact that we stayed with them spoke volumes for our guys’ efforts.” The Panthers found themselves down two touchdowns early in the first quarter, but Hague got on the board when quarterback Luke Guenter picked up the first of two touchdowns for the home team. Hanley added two more touchdowns before Hague’s Justin Fehr hauled in a dramatic pass and ran 60 yards downfield for a major. The score at the half was Hanley 40 - Hague 22. Hanley scored two touchdowns in the third and one in the fourth quarter, while Hague’s Luke Guenter collected his second touchdown in the third quarter. The big story for the Panthers, though, was the defense. Despite being on the field most of the game, they were able to shut down the Sabers’ formidable run game for the most part. Kirby said he was pleased with the Panthers’ efforts, particularly in the second half. “They didn’t quit,” he said. “They kept fighting and I’m very pleased with today’s efforts.” Kirby singled out Luke Guenter, Mark Loewen, Justin Fehr, Kendal Penner and Adam Friesen as the workhorses who provided leadership on and off the field. “I appreciate the Grade 12 guys who really help motivate the younger guys by example,” he said.

CENTRAL BUTTE GAME Kirby said the team carried a lot of momentum over from the game in Central Butte the previous week, where the Panthers came from behind to win by a score of 35-34 on a last-second convert kick. “It was a barn-burner,” said Kirby. “They were beat-





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New duplex for rent in Osler. 2-bed, 1 bath, 1 car garage with opener, 1050 sq ft., no pets, no smoking, w/d, f/s included, nat. gas and electricity, water included. Available October 1st. Kenny 281-2042. 9tfnc For Rent: Hepburn -1300 Sq Ft, 4 Bdrm Home. Attached Garage. Sun Room. Finished Basement. 5 Appliances included. Non-Smokers/ No Pets. Private Treed Yard & Garden. 306-290-2539. 13-4p





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PET RABBITS FOR SALE: Come have a look and take some home! Just bunnies! Call for price. Call Brendon 306-225-5720.11-4p




G & G ROOFING. We do new roofs, re-roofs, and roof repairs. Call for free estimate. 306-880-8439. 12-4p NEED A WEBSITE? We specialize in providing affordable websites that you easily update/maintain yourself. Prices start at $175. Call Shannon at (306) 384-5649 or visit www. 13c GET 50% OFF - Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% Off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

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DISCOVER WHAT IT’S like to Live the Learning at Lakeland College during Open House, October 26 and 27 at the Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses. Apply during Open House and pay no application fee; open-house. SOUP AND PIE SUPPER Hosted by The Warman Thrift Shop Staff and Volunteers. Friday, October 12th 4:30-8:00 p.m. Osler Community Hall. Admission by donation. We will also have Silent Auction, Kids Table, and Quilt Raffle. All proceeds to go to our future endeavors. 12-2c


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DINNER THEATER: The Langham Theatrical Company presents THE BIG 5-OH November 2 , 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 & 11. All dinners at 6:30 pm with show to follow except for Thursday Nov 8 show only 7:30 pm and Matinee Sunday Nov 11 Dinner at 1 pm. Tickets available from Wendy 2834413. $35.00 ea or a table of 8 for $250.00. Thurs Show only tickets $20.00 ea. More info 10-6c ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW & SALE. October 2228, 2012 (inclusive) at Market Mall, Preston & Louise, Saskatoon, during mall hours.




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CAREERS T.J. LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is accepting resumes for experienced heavy duty operators, hoe, dozer, skidder, buncher, processor, delimber for immediate employment. Fax resume 780-778-2428. TH Vac Services, Kindersley SK is now hiring Vac Truck drivers and HydroVac/Combo Vac Truck Drivers. Class 3A or 1A drivers license required. Competitive wages, benefits package, scheduled days off. Tickets an asset. Email resume to or fax 306-463-3219. Call Don or Tim @ 306-463-7720. DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www. under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE.


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BETHANY MANOR is looking for a part time Resident Service Staff and a part time cook for a senior complex in Saskatoon. Please send resumes to smcsi@ or fax 242-9047 11-4p WE ARE LOOKING for key people to expand our financial services business in this area. Experience not necessary. We will train. For an interview call 370-3631. 12-4p Wagon Wheel Family Restaurant in Warman is accepting applications for a server - previous experience in the restaurant industry or retail /guest services would be a definite asset flexible shift opportunities - available for days & nights. If you have a good personality and truly enjoy the service industry we would like to meet you. Apply in person ask to see Kim or Doug. 13-2c CRYSTAL VILLA CONDOS requires person(s) for snow removal from decks, sidewalks & driveways from Nov. 1/ 12 to March 31/13. Contact Jerry Ives 955-5017 or leave brief resume at #13 Crystal Villa. 13-2p NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-8521122 Protel Reconnect.

Super B Bulk Drivers We are currently looking for Working in our Ray’s Transport Fleet, these drivers will be hauling grain, fertilizer, frac sand & salt throughout Sask, Manitoba and Alberta. This position offers a very busy, year-round employment opportunity! All applicants must have a valid Class 1A license with a clean driver abstract and have at least 2 years driving experience with past Super B grain/ fertilizer, being a definite asset. If you are interested in these opportunitities, you can contact Eddy at 306-651-4837 or Apply by visting our website or by sending resume, along with references to: or fax 306-242-9470



Our Lease Operators Enjoy: • Excellent kilometer rates for loaded and empty kilometers • Flat rate for loading and unloading • License, insurance, uniform allowance, fuel escalation formula and more! Lease Operators with their own super b end dump trailers will be given preference. Apply online at under the Join Our Team link or phone 1.888.WBT.HIRE for more details. A Commercial Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Record search and pre-access medical and drug screen will be arranged prior to offer.

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successful contractor’s plans, they may also decide to crush all the aggregates they will need for paving this winter as well.” While many people were hoping construction of the new highway would start in the 2012 season, there were unavoidable delays, noted Churko. The construction project is complex, he said, pointing out that virtually all of the new highway is being built from scratch, rather than rebuilding an existing road. “It does take time when you’re building a highway through an area where there was no road before,” he said. “A lot of time has to be spent with landowners along the line, and all the design details have to be worked out to ensure that it works best for everyone and mitigates the effect on the current landowners.” He said it’s not unusual for a project of this magnitude to take between 4 or 5 years from conception to completion. “We had hoped to be going sooner, but it’s not really surprising that the timing is later than what some were hoping for,” he said. “However, right now we’re in the final stages of discussions with landowners, and we’re at a point where the tenders can be issued and construction will start as soon as possible after that.” Churko said the final cost of the project won’t be made public until after the tender process closes. He said the new highway will be built to “primary weight standards” with 3.7 meterwide driving lanes and 2 meter-wide shoulders for its entire length. “When you get closer to the main highways, the shoulder width will be increased to 3 meters and there will be turning lanes added as safety features,” he said. “The intersections with both Highways 11 and 12 will be ‘at-grade’ intersections, which means they will not have overpasses.” However, he noted, the highway footprint of “protected land” at the intersections will be 800 meters in diameter, which would be the maximum needed to accommodate any future overpass. The new route for Highway 305 will intersect with Highway 11 north of Warman and will head west, with a gradual curve until it meets up with the existing intersection at Highway 12. The current Highway 305, which was originally constructed in the 1930s, will



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be turned over to the RM of Corman Park. Churko noted the RM may impose weight restrictions on the old highway to prevent further deterioration of the road bed. The new Highway 305 will run along the northern boundary of the new City of Warman and intersect with Centennial Boulevard (also known as Neuhorst Road), which will be the site of a large big box retail development. The developers were awaiting word on the new highway before making more major announcements.

Horoscopes CAPRICORN Bravo, Capricorn! Your hard work begins to pay off, and traces of the loved one you once knew return. You hit a plateau in your fitness goals; change is required. AQUARIUS Don’t underestimate the power of knowledge, Aquarius. The more you know about the endeavor you’re about to undertake, the better the outcome will be. PISCES You get the runaround at work, and progress halts. Take a break from the action and let others come to you, Pisces. Dinner among friends clears up a puzzle. ARIES Inner turmoil turns to sweet bliss with an unannounced visit. Too many assumptions at work land colleagues in hot water. Learn from their mistake, Aries. TAURUS A project begins. Keep your eye on the ball, Taurus. One slip could lead to disaster. The move to be green pays off in your bottom line. GEMINI Forget about it, Gemini. There is only so much you can do for a friend. Stand aside and let them figure their own way out of the mess. A debt is settled. CANCER Fame and fortune were never your goals in life, Cancer, but they were for someone else near and dear to your heart. Give them a hand and watch their star rise. LEO An amazing offer is put on the table. Be careful, Leo. There could be strings attached. A check of your finances reveals you’re in good shape. Good job! VIRGO Live it up, Virgo. You worked hard to reach a goal and you succeeded. Don’t shy away from your accomplishments. Invite everyone over to share in your joy. LIBRA The clutter bug hits, and you must rally the troops to take care of it before it gets out of hand. A target date nears. Get a move on, Libra. SCORPIO Last chance, Scorpio. You missed out on the opportunity once. Don’t let it happen again. Grab and hold on tight. A friend makes you an offer you can’t refuse. SAGITTARIUS Excellent, Sagittarius. Your efforts to cut back on costs and get the project done on time work out beautifully. Praise comes from all sides.

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Maloff Estate Auction Sale

BLAINE LAKE, SK Directions: From Martensville – 48kms North on HWY 12, 4 kms west. Watch for Signs

Martensville, SK. Directions: North of Ritchie Brothers Watch for Signs

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1991 4x4 Ford Ranger, Tractors: Belarus Tractors w/ FEL, 3PT Hitch Mower, Dozer Blade, Lawn Tractors, Tractor Splitter. Rifles. Shop Related: Hydraulic Press, Engine Hoist, Hydraulic Jack, Air Compressor, Air Impact Tools, Numerous Electronic Shop Tools, Welder, United Delco Cabinet, Genuine Ford Cabinet, Pontiac Car- Restoration or Parts , Antique & Collectibles Plus Much More.


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SUNDAY October 14, 2012 @ 10:00AM

Vehicles: 1987 Lincoln Town Car, 1987 Ford 250 3/4 Ton, 1980 Ford 250 3/4 Ton, 1981 Buick Car, Chrysler New Yorker, 1979 Ford 250 Truck, Cars for Parts, Fifth Wheel Trailer, Fifth Wheel Camper Trailer. Shop Related: 16 Hp Briggs & Stratton 10,000 Power Plant, Craftsman Electric Grinder, Smith Roles Air Compressor, Honda ES 6500 Generator, Sears Craftsman 10” Radial Arm Saw, Electric Motors, Hand Tools, (2) I Beams w/ Wheels, Storage Cabinets, Rotor & Stand,4 Ton Floor Jack, Top Metal Tool Chests, Small Winch, Assort of Plywood, Hand Tiller. Household: Wood Table & Chairs, Furniture, Apt Size Deep Freeze, Sewing Machine, Speakers, Trunk, Kitchen Items, Books, Records, Trumpet, Bear Rug, Gun Safe, Ammunition Reloading Equipment, Fish Tackle, Bikes, Candy Floss Machine for Parts, Numerous Shop & Miscellaneous Items.


Alex & Tillie Kisser Auction Sale October 19, 2012 @ 12:00PM OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 10TH 112 - 6th Ave.W, Biggar, SK

1170sq.ft. 3bdrm House, w/fridge & stove, 30 x 24ft Garage. 1991 Caprice Classic 4dr Auto, 64,800kms, loaded. 826C Snow blower 6spd 8hp, Husqvarna 6.25 HP SP Lawnmower and Yard Machine 41/2 HP Lawnmower, Air Compressor, Delta 10” table saw, King ¼ hp bench grinder, Drill Press, Ramps, Hydraulic Jacks, Tool Boxes, Chainsaws, Numerous Power Tools & Shelving, Gardening Tools, Table & Chairs, Couch, China Cabinet, 5pc bdrm Suite, Deep Freeze, Antique Clock, Numerous Antique & Household Items.


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RICHIE BROS. AUCTIONEERS Unreserved Public Auction in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on October 31, 2012. Featuring a complete dispersal for Corner Brook Farms including: 7 Massey Ferguson MFWD Tractors, pickup and flatbed trucks, trailers, custom built sprayers, AG equipment, recreational vehicles and much more! Call 1-800-491-4494 or visit UNRESERVED OILFIELD AUCTION. Sat., Oct. 27, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Boiler & steamer trucks; picker & flatdeck trucks; skid steers; trailers; excavators; forklifts & tractors; or 403-527-2814.

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Alex & Tillie Kisser Auction Sale. October 19, 2012 @ 12:00 PM. 112 - 6th Ave.W, Biggar, SK. Open House October 10, 2012 5:00PM-7:00PM. For information Contact 1-877-494-2437, 306-2279505 Commercial Food Equipment Online Auction Thurs. Oct. 11th to Wed. Oct. 17th Convection Ovens, Dough Mixers, Mixer Grinders, Vacuum Packers, Meat Saws, Coolers, Warming Cabinets, and more! PLUS many other items from Restaurants, Bakeries, Meat Shops, Etc. Open to Consignments!!

or Call 1-800-667-2075 Hodgins Auctioneers Inc. Sk PL # 915407

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS WANTED The Clark’s Crossing Gazette is looking to fill some newspaper delivery routes in the CIty of Martensville. Delivering our newspaper will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour per week on Wednesday evenings or Thursday. Currently looking for carriers for:

1st Ave. North & Ewles Place Hiebert Crescent 3rd Ave. South & 5th St. South A list of substitute carriers is also being compiled so apply in-person today!

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Borden Lions scholarship The Borden Lions and the former Langham Lions are again sponsoring a $500 scholarship for 2012 -2013. Applicants must have a strong connection to the district served by the Borden Lions, meaning they graduated from either Borden School or W.W. Brown School, Langham, but exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Borden Lions. Applicants must be in full-time post-secondary education( university, technical school or business college) for a minimum of 2 years and must have successfully completed at least one year of

their post-secondary studies. The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2013. Application forms may be obtained from Borden School. W.W. Brown School, Langham of the following Borden Lions: Lion John Buswell – 997-4802, Lion Sharon Assman – 997 – 4829 or Lion Wendell Dyck – 997-4534.

Show support for Huntington’s To support the Huntington’s community in Canada and be a part of the search for a cure, you can purchase an Amaryliss bulb, pot and soil for $12 and at Borden you can contact Sharon Assman at 997 – 4829. Informative seminar held Affinity Credit Union

hosted a free Senior’s information seminar on October 3rd in the Borden Senior’s Room, with guest speakers Sharon Schermann, Randy Touey and Beth McNally.Sharon spoke on the planning part that she provides through the Credit Union and Randy, a lawyer connected to the Credit Union, gave a lot of information on the need for having a Power of Attorney from 18 to a 100, no matter what your age. He spoke on what a POA covers, how to word it and the advantage of having one. Randy spoke of the different kinds of wills that take effect on your death, the wording, who to pick for executors and what a will does exactly.

Wills should be updated regularly and make sure you talk with your executor as to your wishes, also wills are important with so many blended families in today’s world if you own real estate or cabins, on probate, joint accounts, and common law partnerships. He also spoke on fraud in regards to POA, insurance and senior financial matters. McNally spoke briefly on life insurance, critical illness, long term care and investments. Coffee and donuts were served by the CU and winning door prizes were Don Brand (book on Fraud), Kathleen Pederson (travel mug), Helen Sutherland ( first aid kit) and Velora Neufeld (blanket).

Royal Purple meeting held Radisson Royal Purple met at the Radisson Town Office on October 1st, with 7 ladies present, and the meeting was chaired by Past HRL/ secretary Lorraine Olinyk. The November 11th Sunday service was discussed and the Lutheran minister, Pastor

Bornhuse, will do the service starting at 10:45 a.m. in the Radisson Hall, with his congregation asked to attend the service in lieu of the regular church. The date of Saturday, December 8th was set for the RP Tea, Bake sale and Raffle to coincide with Santa Claus Day and the Playground Bingo in the evening. The 5 WalkA-Thon ticket books were sent in for the October 14th draw, and the lodge received funds from selling Charity Appeal tickets which will go to the Elks & Purple Fund for Children. The November 5th meeting will be a supper at the Borden Art & Eatery for Past Honored Royal Ladies nightKay Shipowich, Roberta Harris, Tina Hessell and Lorraine Olinyk will have meals paid for by Lodge and the other members get theirs partly paid for. The Lodge raffle was won by Lorraine Olinyk and lunch brought by Linda Yuskiw and Lorraine.

Farmer’s Markets wrap up The Borden and Radis-

son Farmers’ Markets both wrapped up their season on Friday, October 5th, with a very successful season for both markets. Radisson Playground committee are holding a Craft Sale on Saturday, November 24th in the Radisson Hall and their tables are full. Borden Farmers’ Market Christmas sale is Saturday, December 1st in the Borden Community Centre from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and there is still room for non market members with crafts or home based businesses in the Senior’s Room . Call Lorraine Olinyk @ 997-2159 or e-mail to book.

Reminder to keep doors locked People in Borden and area need to keep their vehicles locked and residents need to be on the watch as there has been a few breakins lately – to Tom & Kendall Redhead’s truck, Brian and Cathy Young’s car and Nathan Gough had his trailer stolen from in front of his IHS business.

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Across 1. Bust maker 5. Halftime lead, e.g. 9. Lawn mower’s path 14. Gulf V.I.P. 15. Cut of meat between the ribs and rump 16. Cliffside dwelling


Down 1. Civil rights org. 2. Embryonic sacs 3. Finger jewelry 4. Permanent press (2 wds) 5. “... or ___!” 6. “Go ahead!” (2 wds) 7. Paper present (2 wds) 8. “Come in!” 9. Deliberate destroyer 10. Having permanence (hyphenated) 11. Bone-dry 12. Food sticker 13. Prince of Wales, e.g. 21. Gun, as with an engine 22. Pillbox, e.g. 26. ___ Wednesday 17. “Green Gables” girl 27. Bad end 18. Put through a sieve 29. Native American tent (var. 19. Buckwheat pancakes spelling) 20. Smoking accessory (2 wds) 30. Real 23. Out of fashion 31. “___ on Down the Road” 24. Box 32. Check 25. Circumvent 33. French father 28. Blue book filler 34. Apple spray 32. Bandy words 36. ___ bag 35. Breed 39. Drain valves 37. Ancient city NW of Carthage 40. “___ lost!” 38. Images of distant mountains, e.g. 45. “Dear” one 41. Clear, as a disk 47. “Tarzan” extra 42. Bit 49. Blue-ribbon position 43. Angler’s hope 51. Bait 44. Has coming 52. Biscotti flavoring 46. Kind of position 53. ___ throat 48. Video store section, shortened 54. Bumpkin (2 wds) 55. “Cast Away” setting 50. Gyro wrappers 56. Attack, with “into” 54. A tense used to narrate past events 57. Egg on (2 wds) 58. Gym set 59. Bartender on TV’s Pacific Princess

BERGTHALER CHURCH - 206 - 2nd St. West G. Buhler - 239-4761 J. Howard Peters Service & Sunday School 10:00AM AWAKENING CHURCH - 208 Main Street, Warman Sask. - 934-7007 Sunday 10:30AM Worship Service Kids’ church during service REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD - 903 - 6th Ave. South Pastor Mercy Arinze 979-7726 (church) or 242-1314 Sunday School 10 AM Worship 10:30AM ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH - 123 South Railway St. West Pastor Randy Heide 933-2365 Family Worship July - August 10:00AM WARMAN GOSPEL CHURCH - 418 Central St. West - 242-8670 Pastor Ed Martens Sun: Worship Service 10:30AM (Children’s Church during Service) Tues: Olympian Club 6:45PM WARMAN MENNONITE CHURCH - 112 - 6th Ave. North - 933-4660 Pastor: Josh Wallace - 9:45 - Adult Sunday School 10:45 Family Worship & Children’s Sunday School

DALMENY DALMENY BIBLE CHURCH - 406 Wakefield Ave. - 254-2075 Sun: Bible Discovery 9:30AM / Worship Service 10:40AM DALMENY COMMUNITY CHURCH - 121 - 4th St. - 254-2019 Sun: Sunday School 9:45AM / Worship Service 10:45AM

OSLER OSLER COMMUNITY CHURCH - 625 - 3rd St. - 239-2224 Pastor Nick Kimpinski Thurs: Youth 7:00PM OSLER MENNONITE CHURCH - 212 - 2nd Ave. - 239-2133 (fax 239-2279) Sun: Worship 10:00AM / Sunday School 11:15AM OSLER MISSION CHAPEL - 110 - 6th Ave. Pastor Bill Janzen 934-2065 Pastor John Unger 242-6683 Pastor Simon Wiebe 239-4849 Sunday School 9:30AM / Sunday Worship 10:45AM PLAINS CONSERVATIVE MENNONITE CHURCH - 3.5 miles West of Osler 931-2587 or 249-4293 Wed: Bible Study 8:00PM Sun: Sunday School 10:00AM - Worship 11:00AM GRACE GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH - 501 - 1st St. Pastor Peter Klassen 384-3376 Communion Service: 1st Sunday 6:30PM Services: Sunday 10:30AM, Wednesday 7:30PM

RADISSON Harvest Baptist Church - 415 William St. Pastor Alan Vaal (306) 827-2262 res Sunday: Sunday School 10 AM Worship/Gospel service 11 AM / Evening service 6:30 PM Thursday: Bible Study/prayer meeting 7 PM St. Paul Lutheran Church - 402 Albert Street Pastor: Wallace Bornhuse -827-2265 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM / Sunday School 11:00 AM

BORDEN RIVERBEND FELLOWSHIP (MB) BORDEN COMMUNITY CENTRE Pastor Tony Martens 997-4924 Sunday School and Service 10:00AM • Care groups during week BORDEN UNITED CHURCH Gayle Wensley • Sundays 11:30AM ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN Reverend Debbie Ramage • Sundays 11:30AM

ASQUITH ST. THERESA ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH We gather for Worship in the United Church Charles Street Pastor: Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Banahene 9:30AM Worship Service

LANGHAM FIRST SASKATCHEWAN LUTHERAN CHURCH - 283-4418 Pastor Wallace Bornhuse Sunday School 9:00AM / Sunday Worship 9:00AM KNOX UNITED CHURCH - 302 - 2nd St. East - 221-5219 Minister Michele Rowe Sunday Worship 10:30AM / Sunday School 10:30AM LANGHAM EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH - 47 – 5th Ave. 283-4321 Senior Pastor Greg Guarnett - Associate Pastor Justin Epp 9:45AM Family Hour (Sunday School) 10:50AM Sunday Worship Service LANGHAM ZOAR MENNONITE - 110 - First St. East - 283-4494 Pastor Abe Buhler Worship Service 10:00AM / Sunday School 11:00AM ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH - 423 Main St. East - 283-4482 Mass 9AM Sundays

MARTENSVILLE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH 300 - 8th Ave. South - 931-3111 Sunday Mass begins at 11AM MARTENSVILLE ALLIANCE CHURCH - Pastor Kevin Martens - 931-2434 Sunday School 9:30AM / Service 11:00AM MARTENSVILLE BAPTIST - 209 Centennial Dr. North - 931-2688 Pastors Harv Sawatzky, Tim Braun, Aaron Dalman Summer Service 10 AM MARTENSVILLE MISSION - Main St. and 5th Avenue Reverend Wilf Gaertner - 931-2100 Sunday School 9:30AM / Worship Service 10:30AM Youth 7:00-9:00PM Life Community Church (PAOC) - Martensville Civic Centre Pastor: Ken Bodvarson, 306-978-5296 Service 11:00AM

HEPBURN HEPBURN GOSPEL CHURCH - 706 - 2nd St. East - 947-2820 Pastor Dean Huber • email: Summer Hours begin first Sunday in June (No Sunday School) - Worship Service 10AM Winter Hours begin 2nd Sunday in Sept. (Sunday School for all ages 9:30AM)-Worship Service 10:30AM. Call for mid-week programs Christmas Hours: No Sunday School Sunday before Christmas, Christmas Day and Sunday after Christmas. Worship Service 10AM HEPBURN MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH - Lead Pastor Rod Schellenberg • Youth Pastor Greg Klassen Sunday Service: 9:30 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM

HAGUE HAGUE GOSPEL CHURCH - 112-5th St. Pastor Allen Kehler Sun: Sunday School 9:30AM / Worship Service 10:30AM HAGUE MENNONITE CHURCH - 202 - 3rd St. Pastor Ken Bechtel - 225-2211 Worship Service 10:45AM / Sunday School 9:30AM ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH - 120 - 1st St. Pastor Michael Diegel - 225-4554 or 232-5023 Worship Service 9:30AM

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Bethany College students hit the road to do service work From September 19-27, First and Second Year Bethany College students went “on the road” to engage in various Service Learning Modules. Sixty First Year students travelled to Calgary, Kelowna, Regina and Saskatoon. In Calgary, thirty students served at The Mustard Seed, Calgary Drop In, Calgary Food Bank, Jesus Loves You Society, Salvation Army and Next Step Ministries. The Calgary leaders were Randi Rempel, Associate Dean of Women; Jelisa Riediger, Residence Director; and Nick Poetker, alumnus. The Kelowna team worked at the Kelowna Gospel Mission under the leadership of Dave Carey, Associate Dean of Men. The males of that team lived in the shelter for the week and the entire team helped out during the day. The Regina team worked with Healing Hearts Ministry under the leadership of Alvin Thielmann, Athletics Director. They experienced various church, para-church and community organizations. The

Saskatoon team worked through MCC Saskatchewan’s Chalo program, learning about issues that affect immigrants and refugees; their team leader was Erick Penner, Residence Director. The purpose of the First Year module is for students to have a strong small group experience early in the school year and become more aware of issues around poverty, homelessness and new Canadians. Thirty Second Year students visited three different Cree communities in Saskatchewan. Luke Heidebrecht, Associate Director of Missions, led a team to the Bigstone community in Air Ronge. They were involved in various activities to support the ministry of the Angus Ross family - Angus is a church leader in Bigstone. These activities included running kids clubs, clearing bush, overnighting at a remote cabin, visiting elders and various miscellaneous opportunities. Randy Klassen, Instructor in Biblical and Theological Studies, led a team to the

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. They built a tipi, participated in an elder’s panel, were involved in a local radio broadcast, helped in elementary classrooms and much more. Jerry Letkeman, Service Learning Director, led a team to Hall Lake where they played blind volleyball, street hockey, badminton and helped out in elementary classrooms. Both the Beardy’s and Hall Lakes teams coincided their visits with an annual Culture Camp that the respective schools hold in September. These camps allowed our students to snare rabbits and catch fish; eat moose meat, bannock and duck soup; create beaded bracelets, hear stories and have lots of fun with children, youth, adults and elders. The purpose of the Second Year module is for students to live and relate in a Cree community so they can make new friends and gain greater understanding of the strength of our First Nations communities and an awareness of the issues they

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In the following two years representatives from these four Biosphere Reserves visited each other and exchanged best practices that had been established in their Biosphere Reserves. An agreement was signed in 2007 with the goal to transfer and share knowledge in tourism, agriculture, landscape management and education for sustainable development. “We are very proud to have such a vital partnership that goes beyond being colleagues – we found friends here and that is very important to us”, says Abe. He and his colleague Reinhard Braun, responsible for Geographic Information System (GIS) at the Rhoen Biosphere Reserve/Thuringia also had the chance to visit Saskatchewan’s north. Tourism Saskatchewan invited the two delegates as well as representatives from Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve to “Forest House”, a wilderness lodge in the Boreal forest near Missinipe. This lodge is constructed and operates to have a minimal impact of the delicate ecosystem. The owners use solar collectors to generate power, installed a self-composting septic system and have a self-sustaining garden. “This is a very good example of the sustainable co-existence of people and nature”, says Andrew Hawrysh, Chair of Redberry Lake Biosphere Reserve, “Although this region is not a Biosphere Reserve, it demonstrates exactly what a Biosphere Reserve is all about: Living and working in a way that we can offer future generations the same ecological goods and services we were offered.” The two German delegates left Redberry Lake and Saskatchewan on September 28.


edberry Lake Biosphere Reserve hosted two delegates from its partner Biosphere Reserve Rhoen from Germany on September 23 to 28. Together with two other Canadian Biosphere Reserves Georgian Bay (Ontario) and Charlevoix (Quebec) the four partners developed a joint brochure “Partners in the World Network” which was presented to other Canadian Biosphere Reserves at the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), U of S, and also presented to the public on September 25 at the Research and Education Centre at Redberry Lake. This brochure is the first joint project of the partnering Biosphere Reserves introducing each of the four sites, their projects and experiences. Written in three languages (English, French and German) the brochure aims to promote tourism to these sites and also serves as an example of an active partnership in a World Network. The collaboration between the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Charlevoix, Georgian Bay and Redberry and the German Rhoen dates back to a meeting in 2005 where the regional network of Biosphere Reserves for Europe and North America (EuroMAB) encouraged its members to initiate partnerships. “There are almost 600 sites in this worldwide network of Biosphere Reserves but networks can only thrive if the people involved get to know each other, exchange ideas and implement joint projects”, explains Karl-Friedrich Abe, Head of Administration of the Rhoen Biosphere Reserve/Thuringia.

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ON THE COVER The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator was located south of the tracks near where St. John’s Lutheran Church stands today. The original train station pictured in its second location. The Town of Warman building was originally located on Klassen Street (coincidentally enough where the new Gazette office will be located). City Hall stands proudly today on the corner of Central Street and 5th Avenue.

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The aftermath of the tornado on July 4, 1910

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The Warman train monument was erected in 2006 for the town’s centennial. Above left, the newly-built Legends Golf Club.

Written by LEONARD DOELL and SHARON MARTENS Warman is officially becoming a city this month. It’s a significant milestone – one of many over the years – in our history as a community. We want to share some of the stories about the events and people who helped to make Warman into what it is today. First, we want to acknowledge that before the birth of Warman in 1905, there were others who had lived here and were intimately connected to this land. We are gathered today on the traditional lands of the Plains Cree or Nehiyawak people and it was through the signing of Treaty 6 at Fort Carlton in 1876, that created the possibility for settlement on this land. The first non-Aboriginal people to settle here were the Temperance Colonists, who came from Ontario to Saskatchewan in 1882 to get away from the evil influences of alcohol. They chose a piece of land that stretched from Clark’s Crossing here on the north to the Whitecap First Nation in the south. J.F. Clark started a ferry crossing in 1882, near the present Clarkboro Ferry site, and near the telegraph line that had been there since 1876. Many of these colonists were influential in shaping Warman’s beginnings.

SETTLERS ARRIVE In 1890, the CPR Railroad was completed between Regina and Prince Albert, making it possible for settlers to take up homestead land in this area. The first Mennonite settlers came to this area in 1891, settling first at Rosthern. More began to arrive so that in 1895 they were given five Townships of land, which became known as the Hague-Osler Mennonite Reserve, stretching from Warman to Rosthern. Julius Klassen, an Old Colony Mennonite from Osterwick, sold this land to de-

Downtown Warman along North Railway Street around 1907 veloper McKenzie Mann, so that the town of Warman could be built. Klassen Street is named for Julius Klassen. In the fall of 1904, the Canadian Northern railroad was completed running east and west, and where it intersected with the CPR railroad, it created a diamond

shape, at the present place we now know as Warman. Warman was named or nicknamed “Diamond” for a short time because of this. The town was informally known as ‘Diamond’, later formally named Warman after Cy Warman, a journalist employed by the railway.

Warman saw tremendous growth in the early days but that excitement was shortlived See page 7 for more...



Community sees its share of ups and downs Continued from previous page

Cy Warman

residents of Warman generously provided food, lodging and hospitality to those who were in need, even though they had little themselves. The town was located in the most densely-populated rural municipality in the province, and with the RM office located here, many came here looking for jobs or assistance. Some found seasonal jobs on the railroad, but many more remained unemployed. Warman developed a reputation as a place where poor people could find refuge. In Low German, Warman was described this way: “wea nicht patolen Kon, die siedelt en Warman oon.” Which means: “those who cannot afford to pay for their accommodations, settled in Warman.” People constructed simple houses, often placing them on whatever space was available, whether it was on a surveyed lot or not. People lived simply. They were very resilient. They raised most of their own food, they had cows, chickens and pigs in town. They grew big gardens to feed their large

The George Hygard blacksmith shop, circa 1907

TRIUMPH & TRAGEDY Between the years 1905 and 1912, Warman grew very fast, as stores, banks, hotels and churches popped up on Railway Street, and houses were constructed for the new residents. There was speculation that Warman would become a city, but there were some factors that kept it from happening at that time. A fire in the business district in December, 1908, destroyed many thriving businesses. The tornado that came through on July 4, 1910, destroyed homes and other businesses. There were also grass fires that threatened the town. Warman also did not have access to water, like nearby Saskatoon did, since it was located 4 miles from the South Saskatchewan River. But Warman had access to the railroad, and was the centre of trading because of it. In 1912, the Saskatoon Board of trade, which felt threatened by Warman’s popularity, sent a train into Warman daily. Known as the “Merry Widow”, this train strategically arrived in Warman when other passenger trains arrived here. The passengers were wined and dined and lured into coming back to Saskatoon and then returned back to Warman the next day to meet their connecting trains. A combination of all these factors kept the town from growing, as some had speculated it might. Further loss came in 1918-19 when many who had served in Canada’s armed forces in World War I did not return home alive. This was followed by a terrible epidemic of Spanish Influenza, which also took the lives of many young people. By 1927, Warman returned back to hamlet status and its administrative affairs were run by the local Rural Municipality of Warman. The depression of the 1930s brought poverty and hardship across the country. Warman, too, was impacted in a variety of ways. Many “rode the rails” looking for employment, and with Warman at the intersection of two railroad lines, many came here hungry and tired. The


Bay. Both of our fathers became very involved in leadership roles in their community and worked respectfully with one another. Following World War II, economic conditions began to improve, there were more jobs, and the town began to grow. Warman had a hospital and well-respected physician, Dr. W.I. Wilkin. Many patients came from throughout the valley area to seek treatment and advice from Dr. Wilkin. By the early 1950s, the town was experiencing its first growth since its inception. A few new businesses were started and many new homes were built and families moved in. By 1954, the price of lots jumped from $15 to $100 per lot, a new school had been built, and two additions were made to accommodate all of the children.

ANOTHER BOOMTIME It was in the 1950s that the idea of a bedroom community came into being. Many new residents had grown up on farms, but were not able to take over the family farm. The possibility of moving to the city was not preferred, but since many Mennonites had grown up in villages, they felt comfortable in a small village like Warman, where they knew their neighbours, shared some of the same values, and felt comfortable and safe, raising their families here. Most found jobs in Saskatoon and commuted back and forth to Saskatoon daily but travelled together to reduce the costs. The community of Warman continued to grow so that by 1962, the hamlet had again reached village status. Four years later, in 1966, Warman was incorporated as a Town. Up until then, the administration of Warman was handled by the rural

only NHL player to have played on all of the NHL Original Six teams. He was instrumental in getting senior hockey organized here in town. In the early 1970s, sewer and water were provided for the residents. Up until then, outdoor toilets and carry-out pails were the only options for sewage disposal, and water was taken from wells and often stored in cisterns. One Warman bachelor was able to maintain this lifestyle until this past year, when he was moved into a nursing home. Warman really began to grow in the 1970s and particularly after 1976, when it was discovered that Eldorado Nuclear was planning on building a uranium refinery east of town. The issue was very controversial and two factions were created that threatened to divide the community. For four years, this issue was debated and in January, 1980, public hearings were held to gather expert and public input on the pros and cons of constructing a refinery here. The refinery was turned down by the federal appointed panel, because they felt that the negative social impact on the community would be too great. In 1977, high school students were no longer bussed to Osler for high school, but could remain in Warman. Osler and Martensville students now came here for their final years of schooling. Warman began to excel in sports. The Warman Senior Men’s hockey team won the Valley News Cup in 1971, the Juvenile C Hockey team won the provincial C Championship in 1973. This was the first team to win a provincial title, and the Midget Triple A Hockey Team, known as the Diggers, was formed, creating opportunities for local youth to expand hockey interests. Warman teams also excelled in softball, soccer and other sports, with

families and they shared what they had with their neighbours.

WAR TIME AND THE COMMUNITY RESPONDS In 1939, World War II broke out in Europe and Canada soon joined with the British (Allied) forces to fight against Germany. The Canadian Government responded by recruiting young men and women to serve in Canada’s military. In Warman, there were two responses to the war and the call to join the armed forces. My father, Arthur Neufeld, chose to serve as a soldier and served from 1940 to 1945 with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corp. While stationed in Britain, he also met and married his lovely wife, Nancy Grover, who came back to Warman with him after the war, where they both served the community in a variety of capacities. My Dad, John Doell, chose not to serve in the military but served as a Conscientious Objector. Mennonites and others were given the option of alternative service, rather than serving in the military, so my Dad worked in a lumber camp in northeastern Saskatchewan, near Hudson

The RM of Warman office on 6th Avenue north of the tracks. The building still stands today, has been renovated and is now a residence. municipality, but now they elected their own council, erected a town office and hired staff. The first elected Mayor was Art Neufeld. The arena and curling rink were constructed in 1965 and soon hockey teams, broomball teams, figure skating and curling were organized. Many local people generously volunteered their time and gave of their resources to get things going. Vic Lynn and family bought the Warman Hotel in the 1960s. He was the

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many local athletes competing nationally and internationally.

MODERNIZATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE For the past 30 years, Warman has experienced a steady and sustained growth of not only people, who have chosen to live here and call this their home, but also a business community that has provided employment to many local residents and a stable resources base for the community. Through the hard work of Mayors, Councils, businesses and individuals the town saw development of many capital projects including: • treated water piped in from Saskatoon • storm sewers • Brian King Centre • modern, leading edge fire hall • new municipal building and offices • many new and growing businesses This dedication to well-planned and sustained growth continues to be evidenced in our new city. Going forward we look forward to great and conveniences that have not even been imagined. The future looks bright indeed.



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Cy Warman: The poet, author and songwriter Will the lights be white? The Rise and Oft, when I feel my engine swerve, As o’er strange rails we fare, I strain my eyes around the curve For what awaits us there. When swift and free she carries me Through yards unknown at night, I look along the line to see That all the lamps are white The blue light marks the crippled car, The green light signals slow; The red light is a danger light, The white light, “Let her go.” Again the open fields we roam, And, when the night is fair, I look up in the starry dome And wonder what’s up there. For who can speak for those who dwell Behind the curving sky? No man has ever lived to tell Just what it means to die. Swift toward life’s terminal I trend, The run seems short to-night; God only knows what’s at the end -I hope the lamps are white. -Songs of Cy Warman, 1911

“Sweet Marie”

Music by Raymon Moore, Lyrics by Cy Warman (1892)

I’ve a secret in my heart, Sweet Marie A tale I would impart, Love, to thee. Every daisy in the dell Knows my secret, knows it well, And yet I dare not tell Sweet Marie. When I hold your hand in mine, Sweet Marie, A feeling most divine comes to me. All the world is full of spring, All the warblers on the wing, And I listen while they sing, Sweet Marie. (Chorus) Come to me, Sweet Marie. Sweet Marie, come to me. Not because your face is fair, Love, to see. But your soul, so pure and sweet, Makes my happiness complete, Makes me falter at your feet, Sweet Marie. In the morn’ when I awake, Sweet Marie, Seems to me my heart will break, Love, for thee. Every wave that shakes the shore Seems to sing it o’er and o’er, Seems to say that I adore Sweet Marie. When the sunset tints the west, Sweet Marie, And I sit down to rest, Love, with thee, Every star that studs the sky Seems to stand and wonder why. They’re so dimmer than your eye, Sweet Marie. (Chorus) Come to me, Sweet Marie. Sweet Marie, come to me. Not because your face is fair, Love, to see. But your soul, so pure and sweet, Makes my happiness complete, Makes me falter at your feet, Sweet Marie.


Here’s a land where all are equal - Of high or lowly birth A land where men make millions, Dug from the dreary earth. Here meek and mild-eyed burros on mineral mountains feed. It’s day all day in the daytime, And there is no night in Creede The cliffs are solid silver, With wondrous wealth untold And the beds of her running rivers are lined with purest gold. While the world is filled with sorrow, And hearts must break and bleed It’s day all day in the daytime, And there is no night in Creede.

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A thousand burdened burros filled The narrow, winding, wriggling trail. A hundred settlers came to build, Each day, new houses in the vale. A hundred gamblers came to feed On these same settlers - this was Creede. Slanting Annie, Gambler Joe And bad Bob Ford, Sapolio, Or Soapy Smith, as he was known, Ran games pecularily their own, And everything was open wide, And men drank absinthe on the side. And now the Faro Bank is closed, And Mr. Faro’s gone away To see new fields, it is supposed, More verdant fields. The gamblers say The man who worked the shell and ball Has gone back to the Capitol. The winter winds blow bleak and chill, The quaking, quivering aspen waves About the summit of the hill Above the unrecorded graves Where halt abandoned burros feed And coyotes call - and this is Creede. Lone graves whose head-boards bear no name, Whose silent owners lived like brutes And died as doggedly, - but game, And most of them died in their boots. We mind among the unwrit names The man who murdered Jesse James. We saw him murdered, saw him fall, And saw his mad assassin gloat Above him. Heard his moans and all, And saw the shot holes in his throat, And men moved on and gave no heed To life or death - and this is Creede.

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Cy Warman had a way with words. The man for whom the City of Warman was named was one of the most influential writers of his era. A prolific journalist, novelist, and poet, Warman’s books were consistent best-sellers and his articles in leading newspapers and magazines were scooped up by eager readers across North America as soon as they hit the newsstands. A contemporary of Mark Twain, Jack London, and Stephen Crane, Warman’s novels were realistic depictions of life on the western frontier that celebrated the heroism and struggles of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. His stories were always based on real events. Whether it was a gunfight in a saloon in a western mining camp or a locomotive speeding blindly down the track in a prairie blizzard – his writing style brought the words on the page to life and left lasting images in the reader’s mind. When he passed away in Chicago on April 11, 1914, just a few months shy of his 59th birthday, his obituary appeared in leading newspapers around the globe. In the 98 years that have elapsed, his star has faded, but his influence remains. Among his legacy are his books, his family, and the community that bears his name.

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His life story reads a lot like one of his novels. Cyrus Clarence Warman was born in Greenup, Illinois, USA on June 22, 1855. The grandson of Wilson Warman, and son of John and Nancy Askew Warman, Cy grew up on a small farm that was homesteaded by his father. John Warman was a veteran of the American-Mexican war who received a land grant from the American government in payment for his service in the army. While Cy’s formal schooling was limited, he was a voracious reader and was largely selftaught. He gradually developed a poetic tendency, and reportedly astonished his schoolmates on “commencement day” by reading an original poem entitled “The Last Day of School.” He married Ida Blanche Hays of St. Jacob, Illinois, in 1879, and tried his hand as a wheat broker after the newly-married couple moved to Pochahontas, Illinois. He invested $1,000 in a single deal, but the market wasn’t kind to him, and he lost all but 50 cents when the market crashed. Looking to make a new start, Cy and Ida headed west to the new territory of Colorado in 1880, where the silver mining boom was in full swing and railroad lines were being built through the Rocky Mountains to haul out the valuable ore. Boom towns were springing up virtually overnight as new discoveries were made. After helping to plant an orchard in Canon City, Cy Warman then took a job in a silver smelter where he worked 12-hour shifts doing back-breaking labour. Cy and Ida moved to Denver, where he was hired by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad as a “wiper” where he worked to keep the engines clean. He learned the trade on the job and progressed quickly up the ranks to fireman and eventually became a locomotive engineer. He loved the railroad life and was good at his job, but his health wasn’t the best, and the long hours and hard work took its toll. He made the decision to leave the engineer’s trade after an incident one night in which he had fallen asleep at the throttle of his engine, with the train

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rushing along at full speed. He woke up with a start and realized that he had unintentionally endangered the lives of everyone on board the train, and vowed not to let that happen again. During his time with the railroad, Cy and Ida had one daughter, Charlotte, who later grew to adulthood and moved to Alabama where she married a man named Joseph Mcveigh. Cy Warman always maintained contact with Charlotte throughout his life, and she was with him at his bedside when he passed away in Chicago in 1914. Sadly, in 1887, his young wife, Ida, died in childbirth. The baby also died. Cy Warman made a new start by taking on the editorship of a magazine called the Western Railway in 1888. The publication, owned by investors from three railroad companies, was one of the leading magazines in its field at the time. In March, 1892, Cy Warman sold his interest in the Western Railway magazine and moved to Creede, Colorado where he and two partners, Charles A. Johnson of Alamosa, Colorado and

Harry P. Pabor of Creede, established a daily newspaper called the Creede Chronicle. Warman became the editor while another newspaper man from Denver, William Millburn, was hired as

name for himself and his newspaper in a town that was one of the wildest on the American frontier. The discovery of silver in the “Holy Moses” mine along the banks of Willow Creek by

the saloons – were kept humming 24-hours a day. The biggest businessmen in Creede at the height of the boom were also the most notorious outlaws. Bob Ford, a member of Jesse James’ gang, who gained noto-

Down town Creede, Colorado in 1892 general manager.


The move to Creede was a momentous one for Cy Warman. He arrived at the very beginning of one of the biggest silver mine discoveries in the history of the state and quickly made a

prospector Nicholas Creede in 1891 quickly led to a massive influx of prospectors, speculators, gamblers, saloon-keepers and outlaws. The little mining camp went from a dozen souls to 10,000 people in a matter of weeks and a railroad was quickly built into the town where the mines – and

riety by shooting Jesse James in the back a decade earlier, owned the busiest saloon in Creede at the time.

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home in London and the company’s headquarters in Montreal. Warman also cultivated his political connections in Ottawa and was a close friend of Frank Oliver, a federal Liberal Cabinet Minister. Around 1904, a railway building boom was underway in western Canada and the Canadian Northern rail line was being built across the western territories. By 1905, the federal government wanted to boost immigration to the newly-created provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta and the Western Canada Immigration Association was given funds to hire Cy Warman as a staff writer. Warman also spent some time in 1906 chronicling the construction of the Canadian Northern main line. In appreciation for his work, the CNR named stations in Saskatchewan for both him and his daughter. The City of Warman, originally incorporated in 1906, is named after Cy Warman and the village of Vonda is named after Vonda Marie Warman.

The newspaper editor, poet and railway man Continued from previous page Meanwhile, Jefferson “Soapy” Smith and his gang of thugs controlled many businesses through threats and coercion. Cy Warman recounted in one of his stories that Bob Ford was one of the first men he met when he arrived in Creede, and Ford showed him around the camp. Ford had a habit of never sitting with his back to the door. When he was in a saloon with a mirror along the bar he always positioned himself so that he had a full view of everyone behind him. Ford was forever anticipating that one of his enemies would shoot him in the back the same way he had shot Jesse James. Cy Warman asked Ford one day: “Are you expecting someone?” To which Ford replied, with a hint of bitterness: “I’m always expecting someone.” Despite setting up shop in a virtuallylawless town, Cy Warman proceeded to put out a newspaper that stuck to the facts and didn’t pull any punches. He was critical of the gangsters and advocated the need for law enforcement and justice. Ford personally vowed on several occasions to kill the entire staff of the Chronicle, including the editor, but was himself gunned down in his own saloon before he followed through on the threat. Ironically, Cy Warman was one of the first on the scene of Ford’s murder, and wrote an eyewitness account of the incident in his newspaper. Soapy Smith, on the other hand, had a grudging respect for Cy Warman and actually protected the newspaper editor on occasion. Smith was eventually shot in a gunfight on the docks of Skagway, Alaska by a group of vigilantes who were intent on putting an end to Smith’s corrupt control of the town during the Klondike gold rush in the late 1890s. Soapy Smith Cy Warman was well-liked and respected in Creede while he ran the newspaper, despite the fact that he “perpetrated poetry” on a rough-andtumble audience. The miners and cowboys in Creede jokingly referred to him as their “Poet Lariat.”


In 1892, when he was still living in Creede, Cy Warman travelled to Denver, where he met his future wife, Myrtle Marie Jones. A young and pretty woman, Marie had been educated at the Sacred Heart Catholic school in London, Ontario. It was during his courtship of Marie that Cy wrote his famous poem, “Sweet Marie”, which was first published in the Creede Chronicle. The lyrics of the poem were later put to music by Raymon Moore in 1893 and the song became a worldwide smash hit, selling a million copies in a few months. Cy and Marie were married on May 17, 1892 in Denver, Colorado. They took up residence in Creede. Cy’s newspaper, the Chronicle, was losing money and the town of Creede itself was experiencing a bust as the price of silver dropped dramatically in late 1892 and early 1893. Cy and Marie Warman left Creede and moved to Colorado Springs, where he worked briefly as a reporter for the Rocky Mountain News. During this time, Cy Warman wrote a landmark short story about a marathon ride from New York to Chicago on a series of locomotives, entitled “A Thousand


Front page of the May 13, 1893 Creede Chronicle Miles in a Night” for McClure’s magazine. The story established Warman’s reputation as the best writer of railroad stories in America and set the standard for that type of fiction for years to come. He had also submitted a number of poems to the New York Sun, the most influential daily newspaper of its day. Charles Dana, the newspaper’s celebrated editor, was so impressed he devoted an entire page in one issue to Warman’s poems, and christened him “The Poet of the Rockies”. One of Warman’s poems, entitled “Creede”, captured the spirit of the silver boom perfectly. It is still widely quoted in the town of Creede’s tourist brochures and he holds a special place in the folklore of the community. With offers from several major eastern publishers and magazines, Cy and Marie Warman left Colorado and moved to New York. From there they travelled extensively into Europe and Asia where Cy Warman wrote his first book, Mountain Melodies, and contributed travel articles about European railways to North American magazines. He sold copies of Mountain Melodies on trains, at news stands and tourist stops for 50 cents a copy. He wrote another book, “Tales of an Engineer” in Paris, and found a ready market for his work. During this period they also travelled to Alaska, where Cy Warman wrote a landmark history of the building of the White Pass railway during the dying days of the Klondike Gold Rush.

family moved to London, Ontario, where their daughter, Vonda Marie was born. The house they built near the campus of the University of Western Ontario is now deemed a heritage site and is a popular tourist attraction. Cy Warman was a popular speaker and he made many appearances in cities across eastern Canada and the US. Much of his popularity as a speaker came from his one-liners and jokes. He served at least one term as President of the American Association of Press Humorists and possessed what his contemporaries called “a rare and delicate sense of humor. He had the faculty of making many friends – and keeping them. He was, too, a lover of nature and therein lay much of his fine descriptive power.”


During his years in London, Cy Warman wrote extensively of the railway building boom in western Canada and his work attracted the attention of the owners of the Grant Trunk Railway. They hired him as a publicity writer. He reported to only one superior – the president of the company – and commuted between his


The couple returned to the United States and settled in Washington, DC, where their first son, Dana Cy, was born in 1894. The boy was named after Charles Dana of the New York Sun, a close friend of Cy Warman. Their second son, Bryan, was born in 1896, and was named after William Jennings Bryan, also a friend of Cy’s. A third son, Robert Burr, came along a year later. In 1899, the

Vonda Marie (in sled) along with brothers Dana Cy, Bryan, and Robert and mother, Marie in London, Ontario

Cy Warman passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, on April 7, 1914 of paralysis brought on by a sudden stroke. He was in a coma for three weeks prior to his death. He suffered the stroke while having tea with a group of friends at the Congress Hotel in Chicago. According to a report in the Chicago Evening Post of March 30, 1914: “He suddenly felt ill, and jumping up, he pressed his hands to his head and exclaimed: ‘My God!’ Friends took him to his rooms at the hotel and a few days later his condition was so critical that physicians had him removed to the hospital. There, no one but his doctors and his wife, Mrs. Marie Warman, is permitted to see him. The poet’s true character was best displayed at the time he was stricken. He had several engagements and had also started to write some verses for Donald Brian, entitled ‘Heart of the Rose.’ Real-

Cy Warman’s “Sweet Marie” locket is inscribed May 17, 1894

izing his illness would prevent him from keeping his engagements and from finishing the poetry, he exclaimed: ‘I can’t be sick. I can’t break my promises’.” His wife, Marie Warman, was notified of his illness and she travelled as quickly as possible to be at his bedside, where she remained until he passed away. After a memorial service in Chicago that was attended by hundreds of newspapermen, publishers, railroad workers and railroad owners, his body was taken to London, Ontario, where another funeral service was held and his body interred. His obituary and news of his death appeared in newspapers across the continent. Some years later, Cy Warman’s body was moved from London to a cemetery in Anne Arbor, Michigan. The family continued to live in Ontario and the three Warman brothers all inherited the creative writing gene from their father and went into the advertising and copywriting business. Their sister, Vonda Marie Warman, died of a ruptured appendix about 1930. Cy and Marie Warman had six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Cy Warman’s books are still available online and in print.



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Final Frontier Creede, Colorado was home to some of the most notorious gamblers and gunslingers in America’s fading wild west By TERRY PUGH

The silver mining boomtown had its roots when Nicholas Creede discovered a rich vein of ore in the Holy Moses deposit on the banks of Willow Creek, a tributary of the Rio Grande River, in 1890. The name came about when Creede hollered: “Holy Moses! I’ve struck it rich!” The mining camp really took off when the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was pushed up the narrow canyon to the minesite in 1891, as the population

swelled virtually overnight to 10,000 people. The Rio Grande Railroad had sleeper cars on sidings which coud be rented by the night. The traffic into Creede was so great that people rode on top of the cars and hanging off the sides. Fortunes were made in short order as silver and gold were extracted from mines with such colourful names as Kentucky Belle, Holy Moses, Comodore, Last Chance and Amethyst. Two trains a day arrived and departed from Creede, carrying incoming prospectors and outgoing wealth. During the height of the silver boom in 1892, over a million dollars in silver was shipped down the valley, and Creede was the most popular destination in Colorado.


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Along with the prospectors, of course, came the shady element who made their living by separating people from their money. Gamblers, saloon keepers, and ladies of the evening made up a big part of the population of Creede. Bob Ford, who shot Jesse James in Missouri a decade earlier, set up the busi-

A photograph of the funeral in Creede, Colorado for Bob Ford (inset, top), who killed the infamous Jesse James (inset, bottom) est saloon, known as “The Exchange”, in Creede. Jefferson “Soapy” Smith, owner of the Orleans Club, soon declared himself boss of Creede. Bat Masterson, of Dodge City-Wyatt Earp fame, operated another saloon and also took a turn as town marshall in Creede. Other legendary Wild West characters who were known to have lived in Creede at the height of the boom were Calamity Jane Cannary, Poker Alice Tubbs, and Slanting Annie.


Cy Warman was not a gambler or gunfighter. He was a journalist with a poet’s flair for the dramatic, and he vividly captured the scenes

he saw in the streets of Creede. He recorded a first-hand account of the murder of Bob Ford in his own saloon at the hands of a fellow outlaw, Edward O’Kelley, in a story in the Creede Chronicle, the daily paper which he edited. He later expanded the story – called “A Quiet Day in Creede” - in a book published a decade later entitled “Frontier Stories”. Cy Warman also wrote a biography of Nicholas Creede, entitled “The Prospector”, which was published in 1894. The night life in Creede went on until dawn. A famous poem by Cy Warman describes the town in its heyday, and is still widely quoted in the community – 120 years later:

“Here’s a land where all are equal, of high or lowly birth, A land where men make millions, dug from the dreary earth, Where meek and mild eyed burros, on mineral mountains feed, It’s day all day in the daytime, and there is no night in Creede. The cliffs are solid silver, of wondrous wealth untold, And the beds of the running rivers, are lined with purest gold While the world is filled with sorrow, and hearts must break and bleed, It’s day all day in the daytime, and there is no night in Creede.”

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Continued from previous page In 1893, the silver boom collapsed and Creede emptied out as quickly as it had filled up. The population declined rapidly, and even though the odd mine reopened in the decades that followed, the boom never returned. The fortunes of Creede followed the price of silver, and by the 1930s, the community was just barely hanging on. Scheduled rail service into Creede ended in 1949, and the last rail shipment of silver ore was made from Creede in 1973.

The historic connection with Cy Warman, the “Poet of the Rockies”, spurred the Creede City Council earlier this month to declare Creede a “Sister City” to Warman, Saskatchewan. The Warman Council adopted a similar resolution at a meeting in September, 2012. The initiative is designed to strengthen the ties between these two communities at all levels.

A train pulls into the Creede, Colorado station


But the town is far from a ghost town. With a year-round population of over 800 people, the community blossoms in the summer to host thousands of people who come to the region for its unsurpassed fishing, hunting, hiking, history and breathtaking scenery. Located on an historic highway known as the “Silver Thread”, Creede is home to one of the finest repertory theatre groups in the western states, an artists’ community, and thriving businesses. The town relies heavily on tourism for its main source of income, and is one of the most hospitable places in Colorado. The 19th century buildings in the heart of town are all preserved exactly as they appeared during the peak of the silver rush in 1892. To get a taste of the town, check out the community’s website at www.creede. com .

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Warman declares ‘Sister City’ affiliation with Creede, CO Cities bridge historic connection with pioneer journalist Cy Warman By TERRY PUGH


he Town of Warman is not only growing up to become a city, it’s also expanding the family. A resolution proclaiming the soon-to-be City of Warman as a “Sister City” to Creede, Colorado, was adopted by the Warman Council at a meeting in mid-September. On October, 2, the city council of Creede, Colorado adopted a similar resolution. The proclamations were signed by the Mayors of the two centres: Sheryl Spence for Warman, and Eric Grossman for Creede. There is a historic con-

nection between the two communities in the person of Cy Warman, the American-born author and journalist who chronicled the westward expansion of the Canadian Northern Railway in 1905. The Town of Warman was named after Cy Warman. The City of Creede was the town where Cy Warman set up his first daily newspaper in 1892. The Creede Chronicle, edited by Warman, was recognized as one of the leading papers in the state of Colorado at that time. Warman later achieved worldwide fame for his books, poems and articles.

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By the numbers

velop more personal visits between citizens from both communities, enable our city to establish an open dialogue to find unique solutions for improving our relationship and to help us better understand our own community by sharing our way of life with each other; and “Now, therefore, be

Warman’s population through the years

it resolved by the Board of Trustees of the city of Creede, a Colorado Town, that the City of Creede hereby officially acknowledges its affiliation with the City of Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada as a Sister City, joining together to enhance mutual understanding and to share cultural heritages.”

1927 148 1962 659 1980


The Rocky Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to downtown Creede, Colorado

2,006 1986 2,443 1991 2,756 1996 2,839 2001 3,481 2006 4,764 2012 7,600* * based on preliminary estimate compiled by Warman Economic Development

Sister Cities: Warman and Creede councils officially join forces to promote heritage, tourism opportunities Continued from previous page The declaration passed by the Warman council reads: “That due to the historical connection between the City of Creede, Colorado, USA, and the City of Warman, Saskatchewan, Canada, we declare Creede our ‘Sister City’.” The resolution passed by the City of Creede reads: “Whereas, the Sister City program was launched as a national concept in the Na-

tion’s Capitol in 1956 as a means of providing meaningful exchanges between Americans and the people of other lands; and “Whereas the Sister City Program is committed to the goal of enhancing international understanding and cooperation, and encouraging relationships between communities in the United States and communities in other countries; and “Whereas the City of Creede, Colorado has formally stated its support of

the Sister City Program and its goals and stated the city’s intent to establish Sister City affiliations; and “Whereas it is the desire of the City of Creede to join with other communities to promote better understanding of other communities and different regions, to participate in historic and economic support and to develop and share municipal technical and professional knowledge; and “Whereas it is hoped that such support will de-



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