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Snowmobiler killed on Highway 16 A 54-year-old Saskatoon man died Sunday afternoon, December 9, after the snowmobile he was operating collided with a vehicle. Warman RCMP reported the crash, which occurred about eight kilometres west of Saskatoon on Highway 16, was the result of the snowmobile exiting the ditch into the eastbound lane of the highway where it collided with an SUV carrying to females. Both occupants of the SUV were treated for minor injuries. The deceased male was part of a group of four snowmobilers that were traveling together at the time of the crash. Police said no other sleds entered the roadway and preliminary investigation has revealed that alcohol was not a factor and no charges are being considered at this time.

Fatal crash east of Saskatoon Saskatoon RCMP responded to a collision on Wednesday, December 5, involving a westbound semi unit and a eastbound passenger vehicle approximately 18 kilometres east of Saskatoon. A 52-year-old female passenger, who was traveling with her husband at the time of the accident, was pronounced dead. According to police, weather conditions may have been a factor in the collision. Highway 5 was shut down from both directions at the junction of Grid Road 671 for several hours while RCMP investigated the cause.

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Tiarnan Higgs (above) takes a shot on net during a pickup shinny game in Warman on Thursday, December 6. Despite temperatures hovering in the -20C range, youngsters didn’t seem to mind the cold and, instead, focused on having fun while honing their hockey skills. The open-ice facility, located on 4th Street West next to the Fire Hall and across from the Warman Elementary School, is one of two outdoor ice surfaces established and maintained by the City of Warman Parks and Recreation Department. The other outdoor rink is in Lion’s Park.

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that the board doesn’t meet very often and people may not even realize they are still a member of the board,” Toth explained. “By having more than one municipality involved, it establishes more structure.” While the long-term objective is establishment of a regional appeals board, the motions passed by the municipal councils does not go that far. It simply sets up a working group, with representatives from each municipality, to create a framework under which a future appeals board would operate. The final framework would still need to be endorsed by each municipal council. The appeals board would ensure that each municipality is abiding by its own policies. It would not override policies established by member municipalities. The RM of Corman Park and the City of Martensville each had one appeal last year, while Warman, Osler, Dalmeny and Langham have not had any appeals in recent years.

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A Regional District Development Appeals Board is in the works to handle appeals from developers, builders and residents in urban and rural areas in North Corman Park. Resolutions endorsing the idea of a Regional District Development Appeals Board were adopted recently by the Martensville City Council and Warman City Council. The proposed regional appeals board would also include representatives from the RM of Corman Park, the Town of Langham, the Town of Dalmeny and the Town of Osler. A resolution adopted by the City of Warman at its November 13 council meeting was identical to a resolution passed earlier in the month by Martensville City Council. Resolutions were also expected

to be adopted by the other municipal councils before the end of the year. The municipalities have agreed to “create a working group to prepare a draft agreement for the consideration by the partnering municipalities in accordance with The Planning and Development Act, 2007”. The draft agreement will set out the terms of office for members of the tribunal, the method for filling vacancies, remuneration of board members’ expenses and appointment of a secretary for the board. Brad Toth, Planning and Development Manager for the City of Warman, told the Warman council meeting November 13 that while the number of appeals municipalities deal with is limited, there is still a need to have a board in place. He said establishing a regional board to handle appeals in several municipalities in the same area makes sense. “What sometimes happens is each municipality sets up its own board, but there are so few appeals

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The Warman High School Drama Club is staging a production of “The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White this week, with performances taking place Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m.. The highlight for the cast is playing to capacity crowds of enthusiastic young students from Warman Elementary School. The play is directed by Kate Rozdilski and Sean Brandt. The cast includes (not in order): Rachel Petkau (Snow White), Chelsea Doerksen (Snow White) Danica Temple ((Evil Queen), Bree Petkau (Peggy Sue), Adam Parentau (Josh) Madi Friesen (Mother), Keeley Bergen (Mag in Mirror), Laura Tebay, Erika Glover, Mykaela Mennie, Ayshia Geunther, Kelsey Samules (Ladies in Waiting), Andrew Forsburg (Huntsman), Mankomal Gill, Mason Switzer, Josh Kimpinski, Gabriel Samuel, Tyler Szachlewicz, Adam Parentau, Tyler Eaglesham (Dwarves), Ellen Kooijanga (D.N.R. Rep), Mykaela Menie (Young Queen), Josh Kimpinski (King), Brittney Doerksen, Alison Forsberg, Jill Tebay (Animals).

Cities looking for long-term infrastructure funding The mayors of Saskatchewan’s cities want the province to ensure growth is more than just a buzzword. The mayors’ caucus of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association gathered in Regina for a two-day meeting last week. The agenda included a meeting with the provincial cabinet ministers Tuesday night. The premier wasn’t in attendance but deputy premier Ken Krawetz and 16 other cabinet ministers were. Newly-elected caucus chair Malcolm Eaton, the mayor of Humboldt, says the meeting is giving the members that were just recently elected in October’s civic vote a chance to get to know each other. But they are also seizing the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the more pressing issues facing cities and lobby the province on those items. First and foremost they are focusing on revenue sharing. The Brad Wall govern-

ment received universal praise from municipal leaders when it introduced the Municipal Operating Grant. It is a stable, predictable means of revenue sharing that sees a full percentage point of the province’s PST income disseminated to local governments. SUMA is in the process of working out a new allocation model that would see cities get what it believes is a fairer chunk of that pie. “Cabinet is encouraging us to move forward with this file, to come to an agreement with our other partners. That’s what we’re working on and cabinet encouraged us to engage (with them) and we’ll continue to work with the other partners to arrive at a solution,” Eaton explained to reporters on Wednesday morning. He is hopeful an arrangement can be worked out with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities and other parties involved in the

process early in the New Year so that the changes can be folded into the province’s budget. Infrastructure is also a big concern for Eaton and his counterparts. He believes roads, water, and pipes are the foundation that supports growth. Without more spending, he thinks Saskatchewan will only fall further and further into the infrastructure deficit that politicians have been calling attention to the last several years. “We’re looking for a new funding program that provides us with long-term, sustainable funding that supports the development of infrastructure,” Eaton emphasized. “There is a significant deficit in infrastructure across this country, it’s a growing deficit and we have needs in our communities to renovate, to rehabilitate old infrastructure.” The City Caucus also wants an end to unnecessary red tape.

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he Mayors of Martensville and Warman say their first Saskatchewan City Mayors Caucus meeting last week was a worthwhile experience. “It provided a tremendous opportunity to get to know the other mayors of Saskatchewan’s cities,” said Martensville Mayor Kent Muench in a phone interview on Friday, December 7. “It gave us all a chance to talk about issues and concerns we have in common.” Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence said there was a lot of information that city councils and administrators will find useful in the coming months. “You need good information if you’re going to make the best decisions,” said Spence in an interview. “Virtually all the cities in the province are experiencing growth, and some of us are growing at an unprcedented rate, so it’s good to see and hear how those communities are handling the challenges.” But the most valuable part of the meeting may have been the informal face-time with the Provincial Cabinet. For many newly-elected mayors of Saskatchewan’s 16 cities, an evening session with the entire Cabinet prior to the start of the official City Mayors Caucus meeting allowed them to advocate for increased funding for infrastructure. “There were many new mayors at this meeting, so there was a lot of orientation and housekeeping items that had to be taken care of,” said Muench. “This meeting was more about building connections with other mayors and also with the Cabinet minis-

ters. I think it was very useful because we were able to get our message across to the decision-makers very directly.” Muench said there are many infrastructure priorities for cities. “We’re all looking at upgrading water lines and treatment facilities, sewage lagoons, streets, lighting, and so on,” he said. “And because the cities are growing rapidly, there other other areas like annexation policies and relationships with surrounding RMs that come into play as well. It’s good to get feedback from other cities on how they have handled those issues.” Spence agreed the informal discussions with Cabinet members will likely help the cities’ cause. “This is really a continuation of the efforts on the part

of the City Cacuus and SUMA to lobby for more infrastructure funding,” said Spence. “I think we’ve made good progress, but there is more work that has to be done in this area.” Both Spence and Muench say the close proximity between Warman and Martensville is beneficial because it has resulted in cooperation between the two communities. “Maintaining that good relationship is a priority for us,” said Spence. “We’ve been working with Martensville on many initiatives - not just infrastructure, but also recreational and business opportunities. We’re only a few miles apart and it makes sense to support each other because it spreads out the cost of projects and improves the quality of life in the region.”

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Crown utilities pilot project aims to streamline subdivision installations By TERRY PUGH

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to co-ordinate the process. in other sectors.” This only applies to main ser- Under this model, the vices for subdivisions, as the Crowns approve the projects Crowns will still be responsi- and inspect the results to enble for installation of individ- sure they meet the required standards. When complete, ual service lines to homes. Developers will be able to the Crowns own, operate and hire their own engineering and construction firms in order to control “By allowing developers to coorthe timing of the instal- dinate when they have particular lation of shallow services crews arriving, that eliminates in a single trench. This potential traffic jams and schedis a more timely process uling conflicts...” for developers preparing • Randy Burton new subdivisions, while Crown Investments Corporation allowing SaskPower, SaskTel and SaskEnergy to concentrate their resourc- maintain the facilities. es on other service expansion “Since 2007, each of our projects associated with the Crown utilities have installed services for more than 30,000 province’s growth. “This new process is a new customers,” Harpauwinning combination for all er said. “This new process is concerned,” Crown Invest- another example of how they ments Corporation Minister are responding to the needs of Donna Harpauer said. “De- businesses during this period velopers are able to complete of unprecedented growth in a new subdivisions according to thriving economy.” their own timelines supported PROGRAM TO EXPAND by the expertise of private sec- In a news release issued tor engineering and construc- by the Saskatchewan governtion firms, while the Crowns ment on Wednesday, Decemfree up valuable resources to ber 5, the Crown agencies say meet new customer demands

the arrangement will be made available to all developers in the province’s two biggest cities beginning in 2013. While Saskatoon and Regina are the focus for the pilot project, the program won’t be limited to those larger urban centres once it is firmly established, noted Burton. In a phone interview December 5, Burton said if the pilot projects work as expected, “the Crowns will expand this approach elsewhere in the future - that includes the fast-growing cities of Warman and Martensville.” Burton said from the developers point of view, the common approach to trenching in utilities to new subdivisions makes a lot of sense. “There are a lot of very busy job sites, with crews coming and going with various tasks going on simultaneously,” explained Burton. “By allowing developers to coordinate when they have particular crews arriving, that eliminates potential traffic jams and scheduling conflicts.” He said it also makes sense from the Crowns’ perspective.

“The utility agencies are able to focus their resources on an area when it is needed,” he said. “Otherwise, they can be servicing other areas.” Burton noted the utility lines will be installed in a single, 12-inch wide shallow trench. The natural gas line in the trench is separated from the other utilities to prevent the possibility of accidental rupture. “Under the old method, one utility came in and dug its

trench and installed its line, and then another utility would come in later and dig another trench for its utility,” said Burton. “That increased the possiblity of accidents, particularly since the residential lots in some of the new subdivisions aren’t that big, and it gets a little awkward and tricky to locate lines accurately.” Burton said the success of the pilot project will determine how quickly the process is expanded.

Martensville 2013 Winter Guide now available online The Martensville 2013 Winter Program Guide is now available for viewing online at the City of Martensville website (www.martensville.ca) . The full-colour, 20 page program guide contains a full range of recreational, cultural and educational programs offered by the ciy. The programs include everything from “Parent and Tot Skate” to karate, first aid and art classes, as well as competitive minor sports and adult recreation leagues. The outdoor and indoor skating facilities offered by the City of Martensville are also profiled in the guide. To register for any of the programs listed in the guide, contact the Martensville Recreation office at 931-3385 or e-mail recprograms@martensville.ca .

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Future Land Use Map gets canned… again Multi-use sports facility on agenda at meeting By HILARY KLASSEN

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Having created a land use map to assist with the OCP and provide a vision for future direction, the RM of Corman Park nevertheless accepted a motion by Councillor Sherry Mervold November 26th to strike all references to future land use maps (FLUMs), finding them too restrictive. The motion passed by a narrow margin. Subsequently, on December 3rd, Council heard from consultants who explained the purpose and need for planned development using a FLUM. As a result of this improved understanding of the benefits of retaining a FLUM as a planning tool, Councillor Froese-Kooijenga brought a motion to Council’s Dec. 10 meeting to rescind Mervold’s motion to cease use of a future land use map. Councillors expressed concern that the map would pigeon hole the Council, or open the door too wide for development. Froese-Kooijenga said, “I think we’re putting too much emphasis on the value of this map. To me it’s a tool. It reflects land use patterns; we’re not going to be pigeon holed. It doesn’t mean that all areas are going to be crammed full of multi parcels.” Councillors considered the possibility of looking at revisions to the map, versus tossing it out completely. Councilllr Beauchemin said, “In our discussion the other day, I don’t think we said we want to eliminate it totally, but rather have a look at revisions and vote on it then.” But Councillor Trask noted, “We don’t have a land use map right now, and we’re doing pretty good. We could

have it for a discretionary use, but if we’re not going to follow it why have it. I don’t like what it’s doing to land values.” Froese-Kooijenga’s motion was defeated by a narrow margin. COUNCILLORS ORGANIZING FOR 2013 Looking ahead to 2013, the RM has a few gaps to fill in their organizational structure. Reeve Judy Harwood

needs a couple of deputies to preside when she is absent. Councillors were asked if they were interested in putting their names forward and three expressed such interest. After a secret ballot, the elected candidates were, John Germs as 1st Deputy, and Wendy Trask as 2nd deputy. For signing authority, the reeve is primary, followed by first and second deputies.

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Nicholas Gilbey, 11 year old son of Brad and Shelley Gilbey of Warman, was the recipient of the Royal Conservatory of Music, 2012 Gold Medal for Grade 1 Piano in Saskatchewan. He was presented with the medal on Saturday, December 1. Nicholas and his Registered Music Teacher, Healther Waldner of Warman (right), were photographed at the ceremony in Regina. Gold Medals are awarded each academic year, September 1 to August 31, by province or region, to candidates who have obtained the highest mark for Royal Conservatory of Music practical examinations in each discipline. Nicholas achieved a mark of 95 on his Grade 1 piano exam in June of 2012. Nicholas was also selected to perform at the award ceremony, and gave a secure, polished performance of “Kool Dudes” by Willie Myette. (Photo submitted by Shelley and Brad Gilbey)

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was established at the site of the discovery. It attracted its share of notorious gamblers and outlaws, and had a reputation as one of the wildest towns on the American frontier. Cy Warman, the journalist, poet and author for whom the City of Warman, Saskatchewan, is named, operated a daily newspaper, the Creede Chronicle, in Creede in 1892. Warman also wrote and published a biography of Nicholas Creede in 1894. National bank notes were a forerunner of today’s common currency issued by central banks. In the US, currency is issued by the Federal Reserve, but prior to the establishment of the central bank, local banks issued their own currency as a way to offer liquidity in areas without enough minted coins. The FIrst National Bank of Creede was chartered on March 29, 1892 and failed three years later after the price of silver dropped dramatically and created a financial panic.

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A rare 120-year old First National Bank of Creede bank note (above) with a face value of $5 is believed to be the only one of its kind in existence today. It is expected to sell for $90,000 at auction in New York City this week. Creede, Colorado is ‘Sister City’ to Warman, Saskatchewan.

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One aspect of the phenomenal growth our communities have seen in recent years that has become apparent is unprecedented pressures on our local schools. Over 100 new students enter our school system in both Warman and Martensville every year. This is leading to both space and funding issues for our schools. Back when our population was either relatively flat or even shrinking, lower birth rates meant dwindling enrollment figures in most areas of the province, even in Saskatoon. The province would provide funding at the beginning of the year based on initial enrollments. Most of the time, this arrangement worked in the best interests of school divisions if their enrollment numbers would fall during the year. It’s become apparent that this model is no longer working. With more and more children enrolling in our schools throughout the year, schools have found themselves falling behind because they have more kids than their initial enrollment figures had projected. Education Minister Russ Marchuk announced last week that school divisions showing large increases in enrollment would receive midyear funding adjustments that would recognize the needs of those additional students. The Prairie Spirit School Division

will receive an extra $659,600 this year to help ease the pressures of these growing enrollment figures. In addition, the province will streamline the production of relocatable classrooms. Traditionally, these classrooms have not been ready until January even though the space is required at the beginning of the school year. We will be speeding up the process for building and installing these classrooms so they will be ready for September. These portable classrooms are not intended to be the permanent solution for the large numbers of students at our schools in Warman and Martensville. The new middleyears school in Warman is under construction and should be ready to open its doors in September 2013. This school will accommodate 700 children. Additionally, plans are

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underway to double the size of the Martensville High School, which will alleviate the pressures on the two elementary schools by moving some of the older grades to the high school. Requests have also been made to the government for another elementary school in Warman, one in Martensville, and also for a Catholic elementary school in Martensville. Those requests are before the government and will be considered as part of the education capital budget. Support for education under this Saskatchewan Party government is unprecedented. In 2012-13, the Government of Saskatchewan will provide $1.73 billion in funding to Saskatchewan school divisions. This includes $1.13 billion in government operating grants, which represents an increase of 62 per cent since 2007-08. While government grants have increased, education property tax has decreased by 18 per cent during that same period. This aligns with the government’s commitment in 2009 to provide the largest reduction in the education portion of property taxes in Saskatchewan history. To see how individual funding figures for each school division have increased over the last five years, go to www.education.gov.sk.ca/ed-fundingspecific-sd.

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What’s the story behind Gangnam Style? Politics and art explosive mix By HILARY KLASSEN

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hen you see ten year old boys bopping to Gangnam Style at the hockey arena in Dalmeny you get further confirmation of the global reach of a YouTube generation. Gangnam, a trendy section of Seoul city, is not a place where you walk down the sidewalk with your Starbucks cup in hand. The pedestrian traffic is a bit too thick for that and your cup would hit the pavement in a millisecond. If you want a coffee, you hope for a spot in a three story Starbucks shop nearby, as there are many to choose from in Seoul. The now famous Gangnam does have style and epitomizes the national credo, Dynamic Korea. The YouTube viral mega hit, Gangnam Style by the artist known as Psy gets its inspiration from area of Seoul. About the only time Gangnam is not crawling with people is say, seven in the morning. At this time, the twenty foot wide sidewalks are quiet but for a few folks tasked with picking up all the promotional material tossed on the pavement the night before.

MOST WATCHED VIDEO Gangnam Style is now the most watched YouTube video in history, having been viewed nearly a billion times. Psy recently appeared on the American Music Awards which is further proof that he has “crossed over” and gone global, if any was needed. But Psy is currently in the middle of a PR glitch. Gangnam Style is a track on his sixth album and his debut album was released in 2001. He’s been around for a while, which means someone might have snooped into his history. It turns out that in 2004, he expressed some vitriolic anti-American sentiment during a concert in Seoul. The U.S. was at war with Iraq and three Koreans were violently killed with no one held to account. An abridged version of the lyrics goes like this: “Kill those f…ing Yankees….Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers… slowly and painfully.” The concert was a protest expressing the strong anti-war feelings of that time. In a 2002 concert Psy smashed a toy American tank on stage. This news came out just before Psy was scheduled to sing at a charity benefit concert in Washington, to be attended by Barack Obama and his family. Psy has apologized, stating he is “forever sorry” for these words. Concert organizers said the performance would go ahead, despite protests. POLITICS INSOUTH KOREA I spent a year teaching English in South Korea. It was 2006 and anti-American sentiment could be felt. Canadians were accepted more readily. We would take a 40 minute bus ride from our studio apartment in Suwon and get off in Gangnam, and walk for maybe 10 minutes past glitzy shops, through the throngs, to a subway station. What we learned during that year was that Koreans were beginning to flex their national muscle. As a nation that had been occupied or oppressed by other nations for too long and with a relatively new liberal democracy, they seemed to say, “we’re not going to take it anymore.” A statue of General MacArthur erected in 1957 for his leadership in the Korean War and located in Incheon was defaced from time to time, a way for people to express their disdain for America. But while there was anti-American sentiment there was also the unacknowledged fact that Koreans look to Americans for clues on how to be in the world. I recall a lawsuit filed by Brittany Spears against a Korean pop star for plagiarism. It seemed they believed that a K-pop star could go global, and they were right. It’s another example of the love-hate relationship individuals and nations have with the U.S. these days. But you can’t have it both ways. Or can you? Psy’s performance at the Washington concert went ahead. He has performed with Madonna and Rihanna and will present his Gangnam Style in Toronto on December 16 when two NFL teams, the Buffalo Bills and the Seattle Seahawks meet at the Rogers Centre. It seems this level of mega global success can transcend or suspend political concerns. Or perhaps it’s the medium, the fact that it’s art, that allows people to move past nationalism, since music, they say, is the universal language. But here’s the thing. Gangnam is not pronounced like our word, “gang” – it’s like “ah”, so gahng, nahm. Okay?

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Another change will give those dissatisfied with a having a union in their workplace the ability to petition to “decertify” one year after the last attempt to decertify the workplace. And unions will have to be more accountable to members with audited financial statements a change that the union leadership grumbles isn’t necessarily applied to other professional organizations or stakeholder groups in which membership dues are required. But while we could go on at great length discussing changes specifically impacting union membership, we would be missing a very important point. Labour laws aren’t just for unions. They affect everyone. In fact, there are likely more changes in the new 186-page bill affecting people not in unions than there are changes aimed at people in unions. For example, Labour Minister Don Morgan placed considerable emphasis on issues most affecting workers that are normally thought of as disadvantaged. There will now be a minimum wage increase each year tied to the inflation rate (although cabinet still has the right to approve or disapprove of this increase). Not only does this have an impact on low-end workers, but also on those businesses that hire them. In fact, the Canadian Federation of Inde-

pendent Business says it would have strongly preferred ending income tax for minimum-wage earners instead. The CFIB also advocated a separate minimum wage class for those in the service industry whose salary may be supplemented by tips. The new labour law will prohibit wage discrimination for those that are mentally or physically disabled or for any reason that would deemed to be discriminatory under the Human Rights Act. It will extend additional rights for immigrant workers, although it should be noted that agriculture workers would continue to be exempt from the employment standards. Changes will make it easier for employers to implement four, 10hour work days in a week instead of the traditional five, eight-hour days - a change the government insists most workers usually like and want, but one that could make some workers less happy. Overtime will continue to be paid after 40 hours, although work arrangements or permits could change that. Employers breaching occupational health and safety regulations will see fines increased from the current maximum $300,000 to as much as $500,000 for individuals and $1.5 million for corporations for the most serious violations. There will still be 10 statutory holiday days each year and a minimum three-weeks holiday each year (or four weeks after 10 years). So as you see, labour laws aren’t just for union members. The province’s new labour law will affect all of us in one way or another.

Dear Editor: The Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford [SHNB] Centennial Celebration Committee has plans to celebrate the first 100 years of serving the mentally ill in our province. Hundreds of former and present employees of the Saskatchewan Hospital will be in the Battlefords July 12, 13 and 14, 2013 to share this special event! The committee comprised of retired former employees of the Saskatchewan Hospital, North Battleford, plan to publish a book honouring the memories of these first 100 years. If you worked at this hospital and have a story to share, please contact me. Please forward your contact information as well. We will add you to our mailing list. Also, if you know of other former employees, please forward their contact information. Thank you. Jane Shury SHNB 2013 Centennial Celebrations Committee

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When it comes to Saskatchewan’s new labour laws, a lot of people ask: Why should I care about it? I’m not in a union. In fact, the majority of working people in this province aren’t unionized, although you might be surprised how many are. Add up the teachers, police, hospital staff and government employees in your community plus those working potash mines, manufacturing and elsewhere in the private sector and the numbers total over 100,000 in this province. It is such unionized people that many assume are most impacted by the new Saskatchewan Employment Act - the new legislation condensing a dozen labour laws into one - that will address many union workplace issues like labour relations, collective bargaining, essential services. For example, one of the many, many changes in the new law takes away a union’s ability to automatically garnishee the wages of a member that crosses a picket line during a strike. Upon passage of this legislation, unions will have to take any such worker to small claims court to settle the matter a seemingly better conclusion than having the ability to simply take away a person’s pay with that person having no recourse. Similarly, other changes will mean that certain “supervisor employees” may no longer be considered part of the union because they have authority over fellow union members.

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VENTURE HEIGHTS SCHOOL The following letters to Santa are from Mrs. Campbell’s Grade 3 class at Venture Heights Elementary School. I would give my mom a new cool phone case because her phone case is just black and doesn’t have a lot of detail. Olivia G. I would give my dad an Iphone case because he just got a new phone. Halle H.

I would give my mom a truck because in winter she always has a hard time getting out of the driveway. Brody D. I would give my parents love and a hot air balloon ride because I love them. Vanya G. I would give my parents a new house because it would be nicer. Anson K. I would give my mom Tassimo Coffee maker because she wants one and drinks a lot of coffee. Lexus K.

I would buy my dad a monster truck because my dad and I could run over tiny cars. Leighton B.

I would give mom a new car and white roses because hers is breaking down and my dad a PS3 game because he is starting to get bored of his games. Kaytlyn M.

I would give my parents a mansion because our house is small. Ethan C.

I would give my mom slippers because my mom doesn’t have many pairs. Jaydyn O.

I would give my parents an Iphone because I want to be nice. Holden D.

I would give my mom and dad a mirror for the front door because we’re redecorating our house. Kade A.

I would give my parents a trip to California because they always want to go there. Ashtyn O.

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I would give my parents a hot tub and a pool because we like to go in them and wouldn’t have to go to the public pool all the time. Jenai P. I would give my dad a truck because he does not have one and wants one. I would give my mom a cat because she wants another one. Rowan R. I would give my mom diamonds because they are really pretty and she could put them on her necklaces. Julia S. I would give mom diamonds on a necklace because she likes diamonds. I would give my dad a new truck because he doesn’t like his truck anymore. Peyton T. I would give my parents a trip to Hollywood because they could see famous stars. Miranda W. The following letters to Santa are from Mrs. Steele’s Grade 3 class at Venture Heights Elementary School. I would give my dad a quad because when I ride his quad he needs one to ride. I would give my mom lipstick because she likes lipstick. Connor L. I would give my parents a Ferrari because my dad likes fast cars. Lucas O. I would give mom and dad a mansion because those houses are awesome. Robin S. I would give my parents a mansion because they have bigger beds. Dylan L. I would give my parents a magic wand so they can go wherever they want to. Kael T. I would give my parents a trip to Hawaii so we can get away from the winter. Danica K. I would give my parents a trip to Hawaii because they really want to go there. Emma P. I would give them a castle because it is big and there is lots of room. Mason S.

I would give my mom a cross necklace with her birthstone and a Minki-Dimple robe because she told me she wanted the robe and I think a cross necklace would look pretty on her. Sarah E. I would give my parents a jet because they would be able to fly to Hawaii. Brooklyn L. I would give my mom a diamond peacock statue because she loves peacocks and my dad a diamond motorcycle because he loves riding in them. Calyn H. I would buy my parents a hot tub because we already have a pool and we want one to go in after we are done swimming. Haiven T. I would buy my dad a new truck because he always whines about his truck. I would buy my mom a house cleaner because she always cleans and hates it. Kylie H.

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I would buy my mom earrings because they look pretty on her. I would buy my dad an Ipad so he will be able to figure out his work. Payton B. I would buy them a limo and a flat screen TV because my parents’ TV is small, and they have never ridden in a limo before. Hayley H. I would buy my parents Disney Land so that they could do anything there and won’t have to pay. Mason I. I would buy my mom and dad a mansion in Hawaii because I really want to go there. They would also get tickets to go anywhere that never run out. There would also be a gigantic pool in the back yard. Mykayla B. The following letters to Santa are from Mrs. Logan’s Grade 3 class at Venture Heights Elementary School. I would buy my parents a big flat screen TV for their room because they only have a little one in their room. Lexi H.

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I would buy my mom a new camera because she wants a new one. I would buy my dad a magic power to fix stuff easier. Madison H. I would buy my Papa an electronic Sudoku machine because he likes Sudoku. I would buy my Grammy waxing and nail stuff because she likes doing nails and waxing. Daemon E. I would buy my dad an Iphone because he has just a flip phone. I would buy my mom a day at the spa because she would like it. Adam G. I would buy my parents a trip to Edmonton because they really love that place. Madison B. I would buy my parents a bigger house because then we would have more room. Liviya W. I would buy my Mom a new car because the Dodge Caravan sucks and we get stuck. Cameron W. More Letters to Santa from students at Venture Heights Elementary School can be found on Page 14

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? VENTURE HEIGHTS SCHOOL I would buy my mom a new Iphone case because hers has pen on it. I would buy my dad a new watch because his isn’t working anymore. Taylor L.

I would buy my mom a spa day because when we did a spa day in Kindergarten she really liked it. I would buy my dad an Ipod because he has really wanted one. Chelsea S. I would buy my parents a big castle because it would have a hockey rink so I can practice for hockey. Matthew S.

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I would buy my parents a hockey rink and a soccer rink because they would love me so much and they would play on it. Brody N. I would buy my dad a new KIA because he needs a new car and he’s renting one. I would get my mom a new house because her house is pink. Noah M. I would buy them a trip to Hollywood because Hollywood is nice and all their dreams will come true there. Celine D. I would buy my mom a water fountain in the backyard because her water fountain broke. I would buy my dad a new fire place because ours keeps on falling apart. Eryn L. I would buy mom a new house because she is looking for a new one maybe. I would buy dad a trip because he is looking to go on one. Skylar G. I would buy my mom a trip to somewhere hot like Hawaii so she can lay on the beach. I would buy my step dad $10000 because he wants some money. Monica C.

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I would buy my parents a new house because they want a bigger house and my auntie might move into mine. Jayden B. I would buy my parents a mansion because they will have more room for their stuff. Trevin N.

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I would give my Dad a new HTC and my Mom a new car because it’s Christmas. Basil N. I would get my Mom phone case because I want it to have blue, silver and white jewels on the back of it. Abby W. I would give my parents an iPad because my mom and dad are really nice to me. Kaylee A. I would buy my mom a shopping spree because it’s nice. I would buy my dad Seadoo because it was fun when Dad and I went on one and fell off. Emma B. I would give my mom and stepdad a trip to Cuba because they like going on trips. Madison P. I would get my mom a fancy dress because she doesn’t have many dresses. I would give my dad an iPad because it’s bigger than his iPhone. Anaya E. I would get my mom a spa day because my mom always has a sore back. I would get my dad an iPad because sometimes he gets bored and always is working in the garage and he likes playing my iPod. Julia P. I would buy my Dad a quad because my grandpa and I go quading and my dad wants one. I would buy my mom a new TV because she has one she hates and it’s old. Jada K.

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? VANSCOY SCHOOL If I could give my dad anything, I would choose an Xbox 360, Halo 3, Halo 4, because we would be on a team and beat all the levels. If I could give my mom anything I would choose chocolate because she likes chocolate. -Kyle S. I would give my Mom a puppy and I would give my dad a new watch. I would also give them both chocolate because I love them. My Mom would really like a puppy and my dad doesn’t have a watch so that’s what I would give them. -Lexxa M. D.

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I would give Pat a dolphin. One of her dolphins broke. I would like to get her a golden one. I would get five fishing books for Terry. He lost some books when he was fishing. -Joe M. If I could give my Mom anything, I would choose a big cute little bunny because she likes cute stuff. If I could give my Dad anything I would chose a nice new truck to go places. - Kelly T. I would give my Mom a dumptruck of slippers because her old ones were worn out. I would give my Dad a golden sports car because he really wants a fancy car and he just keeps looking on kijiji. - Carter W.

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If I could give my Dad anything I will get things to go hunting. If I could give my mom anything I will get a dolphin. Dolphins are my Moms favorite animal. I gave my Dad hunting stuff for shooting raccoons. -Nick L. If I could give my Dad anything, I would give him a watch because he lost his. If I could give my mom anything, I would give her makeup because she lost it. I also want to give my Dad a new PS3 controller because it broke. -Cru N. If I could give my Mom anything, I would give her makeup and jewellery because she likes make-up and jewellery. If I could give my Dad anything I would give him farm stuff and a sports car because he sells cars and he works on a farm. - Samantha R. If I could give my Mom anything, I would choose new metal hoof-nippers because they got lost *pout pout*. For my Dad, a foot massage because he was working on my shelf and dropped a huge piece of MDF wood on his foot and broke two toes. If you put all the little pieces together, you’ll get ten pieces of broken bones. - Danielle C. If I could give my Mom anything, I would choose an ornament because she like ornaments. If I could give my Dad anything, I would choose a new wallet because he needs a new one. - Julia D. If I could give my Mom and my Dad anything, I would choose a new kitchen because they dreamed of getting one. They would be so sad if they never got one. They keep crying about it. They keep look up to find kitchens on the computer. They mostly look everywhere for a new kitchen. I never get very much time to talk to them. I always have to stay and play in my room. They’re always so busy I never get to play any things with them. I always have to go play and there’s no one to play with. I always feed the cats and feed the dogs because she’s too busy to feed the cats and dogs. - Carrie C.

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I would give my Mom a puppy because she loves puppies. I would get her a brown puppie. I would give my Grandpa Madagascar 3, coffee crisps and hot chocolate. My Grandma would also like 1 cupcake. - McKayla A. If I could give my Mom anything I would give her a coupon to the spa. If I could give my Dad anything I would give him a barn because he really wants one. - Alyssa R. If I could give my Mom anything for Christmas I would choose a saphire dress, shoes, belt, shirt, bracelet, necklace ring and earrings because she loves saphires. If I could get my Dad anything for Christmas I would chose two big helicopters, because we have two little ones that can’t go outside and the big ones can go outside. - Talia Y.

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? LANGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Written by Grade 3 students in Breanne Collins’ class at Langham Elementary School Dear Santa, I think my parents need a new vehicle. I think my parents need more stuff. They have been very good. Thank you Santa. Justin Dear Santa, My mom and dad deserve something nice this year because they’ve been very good. I want you to get my mom and dad something very nice! I would like something like ornaments for my mom. For my dad, he should get an iPod. Thank you. I hope you can get those things. Sierra Dear Santa, I want my mom and dad to have a new TV for Christmas. I think they should have it because their TV is not working. I hope you can get it. Joselyn

Dear Santa, Can you get my Mom and Dad a little something? I want my Mom and dad to have a very cheerful Christmas because I love them and they are special to me! I hope that they have the best Christmas ever because I want them to have a special Christmas. My mom and dad want more money so they can go for more trips. I hope you can get all these things. Eve

Dear Santa, My mom and dad give me a lot of things like Lego and toys and stuff. Could you please give them a present for me? Please? They deserve it. Kai Dear Santa, Mom and dad have given me lots of good things and I think they deserve something really special this year. So I hope they get what they want this year. I think my mom would like to have a Wii game called Minute to Win It. My dad would like more tools because he still thinks that he doesn’t have enough. I think my dad is silly for saying that. Don’t spend too much. Have a very Merry Christmas! Tilly-Ann

Dear Santa, My mom and dad have been really nice to me this year and I think that they deserve something really special. My dad could use some more coffee and some bullets for his gun. My mom this year should get some Christmas decorations and some chocolate. Hunter

Dear Santa, Here are some things I would like you to get my parents. I would like my mom to get a platypus named Perry. I would like my mom to get a green flamed guitar and my brother a battle dome. I want my family to have the best Christmas ever. Shayla

Dear Santa, My class wants to get their parents a present. I do too. What I want my mom and dad to have: I would like free gift cards to anywhere and breakfast in bed. Wait, that’s not it so don’t stop reading! And also $1, 000, 000, 000! Please Santa? Because they give me food and shelter, life and water, that’s why! Oh Santa, it would be a dream come true! Please please, oh please, I would love it Santa! Thank you, thank you Santa. Kennedy

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Dear Santa, I would like to give my parents something special this year like coffee in the morning for my dad and some cookies for my mom. Dakota

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Dear Santa, My dad’s done so much for me so I want to get him something for Christmas. Here’s a list of the things: love, coupons, ornaments. I would give him coupons because he likes me to do stuff for him. There’s a lot of things he would like. Brian

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Dear Santa, I think mom and dad give me a lot. Now they deserve presents. A cat for my mom because hers died and my dad wants a new TV because his is broken. I think my mom should get a lot of gum. Damion

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Dear Santa, I’ve been thinking Santa that my parents deserve something from me! I’ve been thinking to get my parents something like a cow stuffy because my mom loves cows. I was thinking like a big cow and a new cow steamer, cow ornaments, cow cupboards. She really loves cows! And my dad likes video games and movies. They love those! Chloe Dear Santa, My name is Logan. I wish mom and dad got a new dog from you Santa because mom and dad want one. I would love it if you did. Logan More Letters to Santa from students at Langham Elementary School can be found on Page 19

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Dear Santa, Mom and dad deserve something special this year. Can you get them wine? Because they like wine. And maybe a cat for my mom. She misses my old cat and she hates mice. And maybe some gum for my mom too. Carson

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Dear Santa, My mom and dad have been good this year. I think my mom should get a new robe because her’s wore out. I want to get a Cabella’s gift card for my dad because he likes hunting. I also want to make my mom ornaments because she likes decorations. I also want to write dad and mom a book and a story because they like songs and stories. Those are the reasons I want to get mom and dad those things. Hailey Dear Santa, Mom and dad have been awesome this year so I will do something for them. I will do whatever they want me to do. I will give my mom a gift that might be delicate. I will give my dad a gift too but his will be one that I made. My mom and dad will be so happy when they get it. Trey

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? PIKE LAKE SCHOOL I would get my foster brother a raving rabbit game. This would make him enjoy Christmas and be happy because I like seeing him happy. He likes the raving rabbit game. Everett K. I would give my Dad a dog because he loves dogs and I would give my mom a kitchen because she loves animals and nature. My Mom loves Chinese food so I would give it to her in bed. My parents are the best in the world. Timea M.

If I could get my mom anything in the whole world I would get her a professional camera and lots of LOVE. Why? My mom likes taking pictures and I love her. My mom is a very good picture taker; she is also a very good artist. She also does gel nails. She calls them “Angel Nails By Kinga.” If I could get my dad anything it would be lots of love and a garage full of motorcycles. Why? My dad is crazy about motorcycles and I love him. My dad is a motorcycle freak. (In a good way) Vivien M. I would get Mom and Dad a Christmas tree ornament that had me, mom, dad and my brothers on it. Because I love them and they love me. Kyle M.

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If I could give my dad anything in the world it would probably be a John Deer or Car machine. He would also love a trip to Phoenix so he could go to lots of Phoenix Coyotes games. Why? Maybe not a Cat machine because he already has one but he loves Cat and John Deer tractors. I think one of his favorite vacations was to go to Phoenix because he loves Phoenix Coyotes. I love my dad and would get him anything! Alex L. For Christmas if I could give my mom and family anything it would be a picture of the family because she is a good artist. I would give dad a hockey ticket to the New York Rangers game. If I would give John a gift it would be a jar of chocolate nut candies. I would give them these because I love them. Braxron E.

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If I could give my dad anything it would be a dodge car because he loves dodge cars. If I could give my mom anything it would be a remote control lady bug because she loves ladybugs. I would give them these things because they take care of me. Ryley W. If I could give mom or dad a present it would be a computer. Why do I give a computer to them? Because our computer is cranky and weird. Daniel T.G. If I could get my mom and dad something for Christmas this is what I would give them. For my dad I would give him a new truck and save his old truck for dirty jobs because it’s all scratched up. I would buy my mom a computer that does what you tell it to. That would really help my mom because she has so much work to do. I think they would really like these presents. Paul B. More Letters to Santa from students at Pike Lake School can be found on Page 18

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Dear Santa, My mom and dad deserve something good this year. I want you to get my mom some cleaning stuff. I want you to get my dad some new tools. They should get that because they give me food and water to stay alive. They have been nice to me too. My dad needs some new tools because all of his other tools are not very good. My mom needs some new cleaning stuff because she is almost out of cleaning stuff. Matthew Dear Santa, My mom and dad have been really good this year so I think that they should get something very special. I think that they should have Christmas joy. I think they should get Christmas joy because they need an awesome Christmas. They also need it because they need the awesomest Christmas ever! Katie

Dear Santa, Mom and Dad deserve something special this year. I would like to give them a free trip to Africa and a new free Mustang. I want to give my mom a trip to Africa because she is always cold. I want to give my dad a Mustang because he loves Mustangs. Derek Dear Santa, My mom and dad deserve some gifts. I wish that you would get my dad a magic clap and my mom the same thing so they can just not have to do work. A magic clap is you have to just clap and say what you would want and it would happen. You should get it too! Steven Dear Santa, Mom and dad and my grandparents (2 pairs) deserve something from me (homemade) to make them happy. I don’t know what to give them. You’ll see something like a snow globe when I’ve made up my mind. They give me lots of stuff so I should give them something. Luke

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? PIKE LAKE SCHOOL This is for both of my parents because they are the best parents in the world. I would give my parents a new yoga studio in the golf course with heaters, yoga mats and everything. When my Dad retires, he will run a class a day. And get my mom a puppy for me to walk her. And this is why: they love me and we both well all of us my whole life. Mayah G. If I could give my mom something it would be a diamond ring for Christmas. She is special because she would almost get me everything. She takes me anywhere I want to go: like the city, the store, and even a restaurant. My mom loves diamonds, rings, and I know she loves me. Sam H.

For Christmas I’d give my mom 5 free coupons. The first one would say “Free babysitting for 2 and a half hours.” The second would say: “I will help you by taking care of the work and you take care of the kids.” She normally takes care of the work and the kids. The third one would say: “A free trip with daddy for one week.” (no kids allowed) The fourth one would say: “A vacation with you and your family for one month” The last one would say: “A free month by yourself going shopping and staying in a hotel.” The reason I would give her coupons is because my mom has to take care of five people plus herself. She helps me with many things plus she is very special to me because of all the things she does for me. For Christmas I’d give my dad a week off work so he can spend time with the family. Everyday he goes down into the basement and starts to work. He works on computers for his job. He is lucky because he works at home but he doesn’t get to spend time with us unless it’s time to eat. I would give him a week off work because he always wants to spend time with us, He’s very special to me and I like doing things with him. Allie H. GET YOURS TODAY AT

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? ABERDEEN SCHOOL I think my parents deserve these things for Christmas. For my dad, I would give him Star Wars because he likes to collect them especially Darth Vadar. That is his favorite one even though I don’t know why. I would give my mom more time away from my sister, 90% of the time she’s preventing the messes that she makes and the other 10% of the time she’s cleaning-up the messes she couldn’t prevent. Then she also would get more sleep. My mom and dad deserve the best. -William If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would knit them a dishcloth. They do my jobs for me, they buy me food and they take me places. They also pay the water bills so I can drink water. They also buy me my pets. It’s going to be a good Christmas. -Landon

My mom and dad are so awesome. They deserve a car, a truck, a popcorn maker and an ATV side by side. They deserve these things because they saddle up my horse, take me to hockey, get us food, help us learn, give us water and lots and lots of love. -Jace If I give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them a new bed, new cats, new truck, $100, fish tank and a new computer. I love them and that’s why I would want to give them all this stuff. I would give these things to my parents because they have rubbed my feet, made me sandwiches, taken me to Drumheller and Regina and taken me to Chitik Lake. I hope they have a great Christmas. -Adam

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If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them a truck, a cooking set, a baking set and a tool set. I would give them these items because my mom loves cooking and baking. She goes out of her way for us. My dad loves building stuff with me. I want to buy him a truck so he can get to work and back safely when the roads are bad. -Jamie

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If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them love, help, gifts, time for anything because they give me love. They help people so I should too. They give me gifts every second weekend and they let me sleep in. They don’t get enough time for anything so I will let them have enough time. I should comb my hair more often and I should clean my room. I know that my mom and dad will have a good Christmas. -Sage

A Christmas Message from Warman Elementary & Warman High Schools As the days wind down before Christmas the excitement of the students increases each day in anticipation of the Christmas break. In the midst of our preparation for Christmas, we sometimes overlook the true value of the Season. Christmas is a time when families and friends can be together to support and brighten the lives of other. It is a time to renew our love and affection for those who are near and dear to us. We would like to extend to the parents and the members of our community our sincere thanks for the support and contributions you have made toward our schools. It is this kind of commitment that helps make Warman schools the special places they are.

On behalf of all staff of both schools, we wish all of you and your loved ones Peace and Joy this Christmas and may the true Spirit of Christmas carry you throughout the New Year! Sincerely, Mr. Scott Dyck & Mr. Michael Collins Principals Mr. Orlando Pauls & Ms. Peggy Mattila-Bains Mr. Gary Philipchuk & MR. RUSSELL DYCK Vice-Principals

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? ABERDEEN SCHOOL If I could give my mom anything for Christmas, I would give her knitting supplies and my Saskatchewan Roughrider clock. I would give these things because she loves me, she takes care of me and she bought a house so we have shelter. I would give my dad my Corvette action figure and a suit because he goes to lots of meetings. He loves me, takes care of me and feeds us. He helps me with my homework. That’s why I would give my parents these things. -David If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them all my love. I would also them breakfast in bed. They deserve all that stuff because they pay for all my stuff. They help me with everything. They take me lots of places. They clean up after me when I forget. I will give them a good Christmas. -Parker

If I could give my parents anything I would give them their favorite things. I would give my dad new tools and car magazines and I would also give him a model of a car and his favorite licorice. I would give my mom new cooking tools and a new cook book. I would also give her a necklace and scrap booking stuff. My mom and dad deserve these things because they let me and my brothers go to Disney World! They are taking very good care of me! They do the best for me! They give me good food! They give me good drinks too. I know we’re going to have a great Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! -Jessica My parents are the very best! I would give my parents a car for Christmas because they drive me everywhere! I would do the bills for them. My parents treat me nice. They make supper for me. They put a roof over my head! Merry Christmas Mom and Dad! -Kennedy

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If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give my dad a new fishing kit. I would give my mom a back scratcher. I could give my dad a Christmas card and my mom a massage. They deserve these things because they took me to Regina and Moose jaw. I get lots of love from my mom and dad. Yummy suppers come from them. My heart glows when I see them. -Riley My Parents are wonderful. If I could give my parents anything for Christmas, I would give them a crystal heart. I’d give that to them because I love them and it’s pretty and expensive. My parents deserve it because they give me love. My parents teach me responsibility, teach me courage and they feed me. I hope my parents have a good Christmas. -Emma My parents deserve everything. If I could give my parents anything for Christmas, I would give them a brand new 2013 Chevy Camaro and a new flat screen TV, I would give them these great gifts because they get me mostly everything I need. I want to give these items because they have done mostly everything for me. They both deserve one each because I love them. -Spencer If I could give my parents anything for Christmas, I would give them both a car because they drive me everywhere. I would give my mom a horse because she takes me to 4H. She spends all her time with me and my horse. So I think she deserves sometime to ride. They deserve some time to relax. -Grace If I could get my parents anything for Christmas I would get them a TV, a computer and a Xbox 360 Kinect. I would make breakfast and lunch for them. My parents deserve these gifts because they are nice and helpful. -Noah If I could give my mom and dad anything for Christmas I would give my dad a gun and my mom a tiger stuffy. My parents are very nice to me. Especially in candy shops. I think my parents are going to have the best Christmas ever because mom loves tigers and my dad loves guns. They deserve these things because they buy whatever I want. -Carrie-Anne

My mom and dad deserve lots of gifts. If I could give my parents anything for Christmas, I would give them a necklace, a belt, a poem and a story that I wrote. My dad likes to wear fancy belts to parties, and my mom likes pretty stuff just like my sister. They both love my poems and stories that I write. They haul horses, they make my bed and they make breakfast, lunch and supper for us. I am going to give them a break by giving them lots of stuff. I hope that we have a wonderful Christmas! -Katie If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them breakfast in bed because they sometimes give me breakfast in bed. I would also clean the house for them because they’re always cleaning the house. I would also clean the house for them a new puppy because their old puppy died and they’re sad. I would make them a Christmas picture because it will show how much Christmas spirit they have. I would also give them a new Christmas scrap book. So my family will have a great Christmas. -Nevaeh B. My parents deserve the best. Thanks for taking me to Regina and Moose Jaw, giving me an ipod, a quad and letting me decorate the Christmas tree every year. I want to give you a present. A picture of you and all your kids. I would also like to give you a video showing how much I love you. I would give you those gifts so you would always remember me, Riley, Cadence and Ryan. -Jesse

My mom and dad are going to have the greatest Christmas ever If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them a blanket, a pretty card that I made and a new bed. I would give them these things because of all the stuff they have done for me. They cook supper, they get me lots of clothes, they give me lots of book, and toys. Merry Christmas to everyone. -Vada

I hope my parents have a wonderful Christmas. If I had 100,000 dollars I would give my mom a Tassimo for Christmas because I feel that she has tried even when things didn’t workout. For Christmas if I could give my dad anything I would give him lots of baseball hats because he has gotten me things that I really wanted so I would give him anything he wants. I love my parents lots. I would also give my mom a bike so we could all go bike riding. I hope my parents have a great Christmas. -Nevaeh

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If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them clothes that fit and some books and a TV for their room. I would give them a new guitar and a new dog because all that stuff they used to have and they all broke. The nice things they do is feed me, give me baths and take me to fun places. They buy me new clothes and help me do my homework. I hope my parents have a fun Christmas. -Brooklyn If I could give my parents anything for Christmas I would give them a TV because ours is broken. I would get mom a new house because ours is very old. I would give my dad a new Ford truck. They deserve these things because they cook me supper, give me clothing and get me lots of toys. I hope they have a great Christmas! -Wyatt

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? WARMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The following letters to Satna are from Mrs. Vaagen’s Grade Three class at Warman Elementary School. Dear Santa, I would like for you to bring my mom a new car for Christmas because hers is old and dirty. - Adam Dear Santa, I hope you will bring a day of peace for my mom and dad for Christmas. They have never got peace from us. - Mikayla Dear Santa, Could you please bring my mom and dad a new moose hunting tag, a chicken hunting tag, and a boat drivingt tag. Theirs are lost and broken. -Amelia Dear Santa, I wish they win the lottery cause we don’t have much money left. - Rachel Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is one year of peace and quiet for my mom. She never gets quiet time, it’s always loud. - Jeshaiah Dear Santa, Could you please bring me a new nunchuck for our family Wii? My mom says the other two are broken and she wants it for herself only and nobody can touch it! - Ethan Dear Santa, I want my mom and dad to have a good Christmas and a good life and do what they want. - Brittany Dear Santa, Could you please bring my mom and dad going on an airplane for free so they can go whenever!

- Mads Dear Santa, My dad wants Angry Birds Space and Star Wars plush toys to add to his collection my mom wants Tim Horton’s coffee and hot chocolate. - Carter Dear Santa, Could you please bring my mom and dad a homemade recipe book? What they would like to have in their homemade book is mussels, spaghetti, cakes, perogies, cookies, popcorn and jam. They want to make a lot of homemade stuff. - Kayla Dear Santa, Can you bring my parents a robot that cleans the house, does laundry and gets the groceries. This will allow my family to do more things we all love to do. - Laura

- Reese Dear Santa, Can you please bring a day of peace for my parents and Angry Birds Star Wars. -Marcus

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Dear Santa, Could you please bring my mom a new truck for Christmas because dad always has to fix it for her and its paint is coming off. - Jamie

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Dear Santa, I wish for my mom and dad that they would get 15 minutes of peace. - Tyson

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Dear Santa, I would like my mom and dad to win the lottery. So that my mom could quit her job and my mom would have non-stressful days. She could pick me up so I wouldn’t have to walk in the cold snow. I could go home for lunch and the house would be clean! We wouldn’t even have to go to the city to get groceries. Hip, Hip, Horray! P,S We would move into a mansion. - Emily

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Dear Santa, Can you bring my mom and dad a new slushie maker because my mom and dad like slushies.

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If you could give your parents anything for Christmas, what would it be? DELISLE SCHOOL Sharon Roset’s Grade 3 class Oh me, oh my! Christmas is coming and I’ve got a lot of shopping to do. What shall I give my Mom and Dad for Christmas? A ring? A wild zebra? A big pom-pom? It’s only 19 days until Christmas! Oh, no! I know! I’ll get my Mom a computer that never has any problems or never shuts down and I’ll get my Dad a new blue tractor. I’ll get my Mom a new computer because she’s always on the computer and a tractor for my Dad because he loves tractors! Now where will I get the money...?

Kate Christmas is coming and I’ve got some shopping to do! If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas, I would give them a chocolate bar maker because my dad and mom love chocoolate bars!!!! PS: I’d also give them a pop maker!!!! The end.

Alex It’s Christmas! If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas, I would give my mom a ticket to Hawaii. She could stay the whole Christmas there. And for my Dad I would buy him a cabin at Diefenbaker Lake. The reason why is because they are nice things.

Amy Christmas is almost coming so I need to do some Christmas shopping. I’ll give my Mom some new running shoes because her other ones are old and dirty. I’ll buy my Dad some work gloves because his other ones are for the farm. I hope they like their gifts.

Cody Christmas is coming and I did not get anything yet. If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas I would give them fabric and insulators. I would give them that because they like to collect insulators and fabric. Merry Christmas Mom and Dad!

Samantha

It is almost Christmas. I’d like to get my parents each a gift. For Mom, I’d get a brown and white teddy bear. I’d write on the tag: “To Mom. I’ll always love you and you’re the best Mom ever.” For Dad, I’d also give him the same teddy bear. On his card, I’d write: “To Dad. You’re the best Dad. You’re super fun and thank you for all the great times that we have.” I’d also give both of them an iPad. I hope these gifts will make them happy!

Thomas Christmas is coming soon! I will give my Mom and Dad toques because their ears get cold. I think they will like the gift.

Tori Christmas is almost here and I’ve been thinking about giving gifts! I think I might get my Mom a robot that does laundry because she hates laundry. I will try to get my Dad fishing bait and golf balls and the golf balls might be blue and black. I think it will be a great gift!!

Paige It’s almost Christmas. I have lots of shopping to do. I want to get my Mom a necklace and pyjamas. I want to get my Dad pyjama pants and a subscription for Hot Rod magazine. I am getting my brother a chemistry set and getting my cat a Santa costume and a rabbit costume. I’m gettting my dogs a big bone. I think they will like their gifts.

Evan If I could give my Mom anything for Christmas, it would be a plasma screen TV because we only have a 12inch television. I will buy her a new vacuum because hers is broken. I will buy her a cleaning robot. I will buy her a hairbrush. I hope you have the greatest Christmas ever.

Cayden Christmas is coming and I still have got a lot of shopping to do!! If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas, I would get them a billion dollars because they love money. I think this would make a great gift.

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It’s almost Christmas time! For Christmas I’m going to get my Mom a necklace and love! My Mom really likes jewellery and because it’s time to spread love! For Dad I will get him a new cowboy hat and love! He is a really good cowboy and again it’s time for love! For Garrett, I’ll give him a free draw book and love because he is really creative and time to spread love and care! Now Duke, I want to get him a chewy toy and love plus care because he loves chewy toys and it’s time to spread care and love! This is awesome!

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Christmas is coming soon!! If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas, I would give them a pteradactyl so I can scare my Mom. I would get my Dad a spa. I would get my Dad a spa so he can relax. I hope we are going to have a good Christmas.

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Gabriel If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas I would give my Mom a brand new necklace, earrings, and a new party dress with some ruffles because she really deserves it. I would get my Dad a cupcake because he really loves cupcakes. I think this would be a great gift.

To all of the people we have had the pleasure to serve this year, we say thank you and wish you and our fantastic staff all the best in the New Year.

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Tanner Christmas is almost here! I have a lot of shopping to do. I am thinking of giving my Dad a dart board and for my Mom a fluffy soft warm blanket. I do not know where to go. Maybe to the quilt shop or the activities shop. I do not know and I have to hurry! This will be tough.

Parker Christmas is coming! Shop at Wal-mart for Christmas presents! Hi, I’m Logan, and I want to get my parents a mansion because we have a tiny, tiny, tiny house! And also because mansions are awesome!

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Logan This is what I’d give my Mom and Dad for Christmas. If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas, I would give them everything they need, because they wouldn’t need to go shopping again. They’re the best Mom and Dad in the universe!

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Christmas is coming soon. I’ve got to get my shopping done. I’m getting my parents a trip to Mexico so they have time off from their work. They will love my gift.

Jhett It’s time for Christmas. If I could give my Mom and Dad anything for Christmas I would give them a big chocolate heart for my Mom and Dad! I think this will be a great gift!

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It’s almost Christmas! I need to get my shopping done and fast! I want to give my Mom and Dad something they will like. I want to get them jewellery and tools. I hope they like it. I want to get my Mom a teddy bear with a card on it that says: “Mom, I am sorry for being disresepctful. Do you forgive me?” I want to get my Dad a teddy bear with a card that says: “Dad, I love you lots. You are super fun! I love you, Dad. Hope you like it. I will cook dinner!”

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It’;s almost Christmas. This is what I’ll buy for my Mom and Dad for Christmas. For Mom, I will buy her a purse. I will buy for my Dad a new horse saddle. I think this would make a great gift because my Dad needs a horse saddle and my Mom needs a purse.

Spencer It’s almost Chrismas. I’ve got to go shopping for Mom and Dad. It’s two more days until Christmas. I’ve got to go to the store. I should get my Dad a pair of glasses for $8 only. I’ll buy it. A dress for Mom will be good. I’ll buy it. Mom and Dad will like their presents.

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Christmas is coming soon!! If I could give my parents anything, I’d give my Mom a cleaning robot and I’d give my Dad a fishing rod I’d give my Mom a cleaning robot because she’s really the only one that cleans up in our house. I’d give my Dad a fishing rod because he loves fishing. I hope they have a great Christmas.

It’s almost Christmas and I want to give my parents a gift. I will give my Mom a small Christmas ornament and a ring with lots of birth crystals on it. I will give my Dad a helping robot because he needs help building my ski-doo. My Mom and Dad will love my gifts.

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birthday party, and I didn’t want them to bring presents and toys and stuff like that. I wanted them to bring food for the food bank. Premier - And why did you decide to do that? Jeremy - I decided to do that ‘cause it made me feel good inside, and it was the purpose of other people. Premier - Trying to help other people, and so your friends came, and did they mostly bring food? Jeremy - Yes, they brought 110 pounds of food. Premier - Wow, that is fantastic, for the Salvation Army Food Bank in Swift Current? Jeremy - Yes. Premier - Thanks Jeremy. As we get closer to celebrating another birthday.... because after all that’s what Christmas is, maybe we each could be inspired by Jeremy’s example, his act of kindness and so many more just like it that happen all across our province. Maybe we could be inspired by that most perfect gift of all, laid in a manger 2000 years ago: the Prince of Peace. Maybe we know someone close to us who is hurting, or a family in need...or maybe we, who have so much, can simply reach out to those a world away who have so very

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A Christmas message from the Lt. Governor Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield

It is a great pleasure to bring you greetings as we celebrate this special season. I am deeply honoured to serve as the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and especially to begin my term during The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Queen is an extraordinary individual, who has chosen a life of service, but The Queen is more than a person. The Crown unites two billion citizens in 54 Common-

wealth countries, who work together toward shared goals of peace and democracy. The Canadian Crown also unites our vast nation. How fortunate we are to live in a country that embraces multiculturalism, and believes in human rights and good government.

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We are blessed to live in a province renowned for its volunteers. I have been deeply impressed by the generous and capable people who donate their time to worthy causes in Saskatchewan, and I thank all of our volunteers for their service. I would like to say a special word of thanks to the men and women who serve in the Canadian Forces. Some will celebrate Christmas

away from their families this year, and others will struggle with the visible and invisible wounds of war. I am grateful to all who have served our country and have sacrificed to bring peace, freedom and justice to the world. Saskatchewan’s greatest strength is the people who call our province home. We are a diverse people, who celebrate many faiths. Whatever your traditions are, I wish you much happiness and good health, today, and throughout the coming year. Merry Christmas!

A Christmas message from the Leader of the Official Opposition Hello, I’m John Nilson, Leader of the New Democratic Party Caucus in the Saskatchewan Legislature. It is easy to be distracted by how busy the holidays can be, but my wish for all of you is a joyful festive season spent with those you love most. Saskatchewan is a wonderful place to be, especially at Christmas because the season brings out the very best in everyone. Christmas emphasizes the qualities our province’s people are known for - generosity, compassion and kindness. My family and I will be celebrating Christmas in the same way our parents and grandparents did, in the Norwegian tradition, but I also look forward to sharing in new and different traditions with friends and neighbours. I am proud of Saskatchewan’s diverse heritage, and the way that diversity is reflected in our celebrations. As we look back on the last year, my family and I are thankful for so many things: our health, each other and our province. There are many who are less fortunate this holiday season, but I believe the good people of Saskatchewan will join me in finding ways to make the season a little warmer for everyone. On behalf of my wife, Linda; our daughters, Ingrid and Solveig and my colleagues in the New Democratic Party

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Quick tips to shed those holiday pounds (NC)—Like many Canadians this past holiday season, you may have found it hard to skip the eggnog and abundance of fine food at your fingertips. From the office party to mom’s dinner table, it has been all too easy to overindulge in your favourite holiday dishes. Now that the New Year is here, your waistline may not be as trim as you hoped and eliminating those pesky holiday pounds is likely one of your top priorities. With this in mind, here are some tips to

help you lose those extra holiday pounds: Exercise: Did the gym see little of you over the holidays? The New Year is a great opportunity to get back into the swing of things! Why not challenge yourself and add 15 minutes to your daily workout routine? Indulge moderately: Did you know the average glass of alcohol contains 150-200 calories? Limit your alcohol intake to 1-2 drinks per day or try a lower in calorie alter-

native like skinnygrape. This choice by Roundpetal Wines a division of Andrew Peller Ltd. is available in chardonnay and pinot grigio and at only 80 calories per 142ml serving, skinnygrape lets you indulge lightly. Treat your taste buds wisely: Getting in shape doesn’t mean one’s appetite should suffer. There are a variety of recipes to try that are both delicious and nutritious. The following recipe is for a delicious light snack. Pair it with skinnygrape chardonnay and you won’t mind going in for seconds. Almond Pesto-Crusted Chicken Fingers Ingredients: • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup store-bought pesto

• 1 cup almond slivers • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs • 4 chicken breast cutlets • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil lemon wedges, for serving Method: In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs. Add the pesto to a second medium sized bowl. In a third bowl, mix the almond slivers and breadcrumbs. Add the chicken cutlets to the pesto, turning to coat. Working with one at a time, dip the cutlets into the almond mixture, then the eggs, then the almond mixture again to coat. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cutlets, lower the heat to low and cook, turning once, until golden-brown, 5 to 6 minutes on each side; serve with the lemon wedges. Yield: 4 Servings

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Happy Holidays! May the warmth of family and friends bring love to your home and joy to your heart this holiday season.

• Decorate with fresh potted flowers. Flowers help to make your home beautiful and elegant. For the holidays I like to fill rooms with beautiful amaryllis which is chic and luxe and comes in white and peach aswell. For a more traditional look use red and white poinsettias. Follow these tips to turn chaos into calm and enjoy spending time with friends and family this holiday season. Colin Cowie is the party planner

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Pie, mashed potatoes, cookies, and carved ham – these are just a few of the popular seasonal dishes we tend to consume more of during the holidays. According to Katie Ferraro, M.P.H., R.D., C.D.E., nutrition expert for TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weightloss support organization, the holidays don’t have to sabotage your healthy meal planning. “Use parties and family get-togethers as an opportunity to try out new, healthy recipes and incorporate several of the following tips into your upcoming celebrations,” says Ferraro. “Special holiday recipes prepared healthier with simple substitutions can add nutrition and won’t break the calorie bank.” Mash cauliflower instead of potatoes One cup of mashed potatoes made with skim milk and no butter has 150 calories, while one cup of mashed cauliflower made with skim milk and no butter has one third of the calories, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – and tastes nearly identical. For the pickiest eaters, mix half mashed cauliflower, half mashed potato. “Add fresh herbs in place of salt for zesty flavor,” notes Ferraro. Unsweetened applesauce instead of sugar, oil, or butter Cut calories in baked goods while providing a hint of sweetness with this substitute. According to the USDA, a cup of sugar contains 775 calories, while a cup of unsweetened applesauce contains only about 100 calories. Nutrient-rich leafy greens instead of iceberg lettuce For an added boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, consider dark, leafy vegetables like arugula, chicory, kale, mustard greens, or spinach in place of iceberg lettuce for your salad. “Generally, the deeper the color of vegetable, the better the nutrition,” says Ferraro. Air-cured or other smoked meats instead of bacon Substitute bacon with lowerfat and higher-protein Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, or prosciutto. According to Ferraro, one slice of bacon has 45 calories, while turkey bacon contains roughly half that amount. These meats are best enjoyed in limited quantities though, as they can still contain significant amounts of sodium. Finely-chopped prunes instead of butter in dark breads Swap finely-chopped prunes or

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baby food prunes for oil, butter, or margarine in quick breads or other dark baked goods, like brownies. Cut calories and fat in half without compromising on sweetness or moisture. Steam in canned broth instead of sautéing in oil For a tasty, low-calorie and fat-free alternative to oil sautéing, Ferraro recommends steaming meats and vegetables in a half cup of reducedsodium canned chicken or beef broth. Steaming vegetables in broth helps retain their nutrients and enhances flavor, as well. Fresh fruit instead of fruit canned in heavy syrup Avoid processed foods like fruit canned in heavy syrup and opt for fresh fruit or fruit canned in its own juice or in water. Heavy syrup typically contains water, sugar, and corn syrup – with little nutritional value and lots of additional calories. If your budget is tight, purchase canned produce and then drain and rinse the fruit. Cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips Cacao nibs, minimally-processed bits of cocoa beans, are semi-sweet and rich in antioxidants and essential minerals. Their crunchy texture and intense taste are a unique way to add a boost of flavor to holiday treats. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 64 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a “Real People. Real Weight Loss.®” philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 170,000 members – male and female, age seven and older – in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attend their first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is affordable at just $28 per year in the U.S. and $32 per year in Canada, plus nominal chapter fees. To find a local chapter, view www.tops.org or call (800) 932-8677.

A fun, festive season for one and all. We appreciate your business and wish you a happy, healthy New Year.

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Canadians will “Scrooge” on debt this holiday season Only one-in-ten will take on debt to finance spending According to the 2012 BMO Holiday Spending Outlook, only 12 per cent of Canadians say they will take on debt as a result of their holiday gift giving, entertaining and travel this year.

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Those expecting to accrue debt say it’s the only time of year they spend outside their means, and another 37 per cent believe they can make it up in the New Year. Janet Peddigrew, Vice President, BMO Bank of Montreal, noted that there are a variety of strategies and tools available that can help you spend within your means, and avoid going into debt because of holiday spending. “It’s essential to put a holiday-specific budget in place ahead of time that sets clear spending limits to prevent overextending yourself,” added Ms. Peddigrew. “By using online resources, such as BMO MoneyLogic, you can easily keep holiday spending in check by setting and tracking customized spending and savings goals.”

REWARDS POINTS While credit and debit cards remain the preferred method of payment among Canadians for holiday spending (61 per cent and 60 per cent respectively), one-third (31 per cent) plan to do more of their shopping using rewards points this year. Peddigrew noted that using rewards can increase purchase power and is another way for Canadians to off-set holiday expenses for gift purchases, entertainment and travel. Some rewards programs, such as the Air Miles Reward

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

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

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Thank You The Dalmeny Merchants Assoc. would like to thank everyone who attended the Christmas Carnival on Sunday Dec 2. It was a huge success. There was something for every age group. An afternoon such as this would not be possible without the help of many many volunteers - job well done - thank you. Through the generosity of numerous businesses as well as personal donations, it makes the planning of a family afternoon, such as this much, much easier.

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING - Daily, Weekly and Monthly Rates. Call (306) 955-0079 for details! NORTHERN ALBERTA clearing contractor seeks experienced Buncher and Skidder Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided; jobs@commandequipment. com. Fax 780-488-3002. PUMP & COMPRESSOR Technician required for our Grande Prairie location. Experience an asset but will train suitable candidate. Submit resume to: hr@pumpsandpressure.com. Speedway Moving Systems Requires O/O 1 tons to transport RVs throughout N. America. We offer competitive rates and Co. Fuel cards. Paid by direct deposit. Must have clean criminal record and passport to cross border. 1-866-7366483; www.speedwaymovingsystems.com. TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is accepting resumes for experienced Heavy Duty Operators, Buncher, Hoe, Processor Dozer, Skidder, Delimber for immediate employment. Fax resume 780778-2428. REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY: Journeyman Technician or Apprentice for large volume GM dealership in central Saskatchewan, town of 2000. Flat rate shop with lots of hours, excellent wage plan plus bonus, pension plan and health plan, moving allowance. Good sports community. Great place to raise children. Send résumé to: Watrous Mainline Motors, Box 70, Watrous, SK S0K 4T0 or call Gerald Merrifield or Don Campbell, 306-946-3336 or email gerald@watrousmainline.com or dcampbell@ watrousmainline.com.

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Power Line Technician Apprenticeship Positions (Job #CAAR-690346) Various Saskatchewan Locations Looking for an exciting and challenging career – SaskPower has it! SaskPower’s Power Line Technicians play a vital role in bringing electricity to homes and industry in Saskatchewan. Would you like to work outdoors, learn to climb power poles and become part of our team at SaskPower? SaskPower is looking for enthusiastic people interested in joining our team as Apprentice Power Line Technicians. Successful apprenticeships will result in Journeyed status which allows for a variety of career opportunities within SaskPower. Minimum qualifications include: 20-level Math (Math 20, Workplace and Apprenticeship 20; Foundations 20; or Pre-Calculus 20) and 10-level Science and/or Grade 12 diploma (no modified classes) or GED 12. You must be physically fit to meet the challenge of physically demanding work. Also, you must be able to work in all types of weather, capable of working at heights on poles, willing to relocate anywhere in the province, and possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence. A valid Class 1 driver’s licence is considered an asset. Apprentice salary for this position starts at $25.41 per hour plus benefits. You have the option of applying online at saskpower.com, or by submitting making clear reference to the job # to our fax (306) 566-2087 or by mail to the attention of Carla at the address listed below. To be considered for this opportunity, your application must be accompanied by a copy of your high school transcripts, valid driver´s licence, and a driver’s abstract. You have the option of attaching these documents when you apply online at saskpower.com. Your application/resume and/or above mentioned accompanying documents must reach our office no later than January 14, 2013. We encourage you to view the Line Trade Video at saskpower.com prior to submitting your application. The closing date is January 14, 2013. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being interviewed will be contacted. To apply online please visit saskpower.com, or send your resume making clear reference to the job #, to:

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the matter is still under investigation. No charges are anticipated at this time. Alcohol was not a factor.

RASH OF COLLISIONS RCMP responded to 35 reported collisions during this 7 day period including one fatal collision, two injury collisions and 32 where property damage was reported. Many of these collisions occurred during periods of inclement weather. The Traffic Safety Act requires that any motor vehicle collision which involves any of the following factors must be reported immediately to police: a) when someone is injured or killed, b) when the name of the owner/operator is not known or a vehicle is not registered, c) when a vehicle is required to

be towed from the collision, and d) when any of the drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Failure to report a collision to police immediately can result in charges of failing to report a collision under the Traffic Safety Act. Failing to remain at the scene of a collision to avoid criminal responsibility can result in charges under the Criminal Code and can result in arrest and imprisonment.

PROWLER IN WARMAN On December 7 at 7:40 a.m. police received a call of a suspicious man in the area of the 200 block of Klassen St. in Warman. An area resident advised that a man was seen in their yard and attempting to open their door

and when it did not open the man left the area. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the subject. The man was described as tall, wearing a dark coat with a hood over his head.

VANSCOY DISTURBANCE On December 5 at 8:25 p.m. police were called to a residence on Vanscoy for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived they found that there had been a dispute between family members at the residence and that alcohol consumption had been a factor. A 36 year old Vanscoy woman was intoxicated and refusing to leave the residence. She was arrested and removed by police and turned over to another family member who had agreed to care for the woman. No charges were laid.

WARMAN CHILD FOUND On December 5 at 7:00 p.m. police received a report of a missing child from the Warman area. Parents contacted police to advise that their 10 year old son had not been seen after school and that their attempts to locate him were unsuccessful. Police searched the area in and around Warman and at 9:00 p.m. the boy was located walking in a field outside of Warman. The child had suffered some minor effects from the cold temperature and was taken to hospital to deal with some minor exposure related symptoms. It was determined that the child left on his own and Family Services were contacted for follow-up.

PIKE LAKE THREAT On December 8 at 12:30 a.m. RCMP were called to a residence in the Pike Lake area for a complaint of a threat being communicated. Police attended and learned that a male at that residence had uttered a threat to kill a woman there and that the subject was in possession of a rifle and very intoxicated. Police attended the area and spoke with the complainant. A search commenced to locate the man, who was later found and arrested by police.

A 56 year old Pike Lake man is in custody on charges of uttering death threats and unsafe storage of a firearm.

DRINKING IN VEHICLE On December 9 at 9:00 p.m. police received a call of a suspicious vehicle on a rural road near Dalmeny. Police attended and located two people in the vehicle consuming alcoholic beverages. A 20 year old Dalmeny man was issued a violation ticket for consuming alcohol outside of a residence or licensed establishment.

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A quiet reflection of Christmas Submitted by JOY LISE NOKINSKY

‘Joyful Noise’

Director of Advancement Bethany College, Hepburn

Bethany College hosted our annual Christmas Concert on December 1-2. This year the auditorium was filled with “Joyful Noise” as students, alumni, community singers and musicians, Bethany faculty and staff, joined together to present a compilation of traditional Christmas pieces and some not-so-traditional music, interspersed with readings! These wonderful performances were under the direction of our own talented Susan J Schmidt Goerz! “Joyful Noise” followed the theme of why Jesus came to earth: to save humanity – because He loves us, His creation, more than we can fathom! It is, after all, about making time for our Saviour, our living Lord. He came as a baby, just like we all enter the world – to live like us, experiencing joy, pain, and sorrow. He came to show that He truly understands us and that He is our sympathetic Saviour! This program conveyed that the story of salvation is much stronger than the simple story of the “cute” Baby Jesus born in a stable; mostly, it pointed us toward Easter. When we entered the auditorium we were greeted with music which created a relaxing, easy-going atmosphere. As we munched on yummy peppernuts and sipped hot apple cider, the concert began with music that prepared our hearts for the true message of Christmas. In the midst of our Sunday afternoon concert the power flickered and then went off, not to turn on again until hours after the event was finished. After a moment of hushed silence, as questions of what was happening hung in the air, the choir and congregation (under Susan’s direction) sang Christmas carols in the darkness as Bethany staff and students found hundreds of candles to bring light to the remainder of the afternoon. After this hallowed pause, the concert continued without hesitation, and the beautiful quiet auditorium filled once again with heavenly music – a little taste of heaven! Thanks to all who came to celebrate with us! May God, in His immeasurable love, become very real to you this Christmas Season! If you like to sing, we invite you to join the Bethany Choir for our Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 15. If you would rather sit back and enjoy the concert, mark your calendars for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Knox United Church in Saskatoon. For more information and photos, please see our website at www. bethany.sk.ca. PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY CORA LYNN CAREY - BETHANY COLLEGE Above right: The Bethany College Choir uses candles on Sunday afternoon

Susan J Schmidt Goerz leads Choir

Left: Tracy-Lynn Willems recites a Reading

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Martensville Softball Association getting set to launch 2013 season

2012 Team

Photo courtesy of Marlene Dyck

L-R Marlene Dyck, Dorothy Nabacwa (from Lawson Heights Pentecostal Church), Kathy Fast, Ang Fast, Martha Unruh, Anne Doell, Erwin Doell, Shawna Groenewald, Ken Dyck. Not pictured: Ted, Lorraine and Max Redekop

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Operation Christmas Child Baptist Church sends volunteers to Calgary for Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes

Submitted by Marlene Dyck

Volunteering for Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes is fun and rewarding. Despite the snow storm, bald tires on the 15 passenger rental van, and getting stuck in the driveway and street, 9 of Martensville Baptist Church (MBC) people ventured out to Calgary to volunteer their services to help sort shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse from Dec. 3-5, 2012. Ken Dyck drove the van. The passengers were Marlene Dyck, the group organizer’s and leaders Erwin and Anne Doell, Kathy and Ang Fast, Martha Unruh, Shawna Groenewald, and Dorothy Nabacwa (from Lawson Heights Pentecostal Church). Ted, Lorraine and Max Redekop went Dec.

9-14, 2012 and were involved with Chaplain Services as well as packing the boxes. MBC has been sending a team to Calgary for 7 years. Inspection of the shoe boxes before shipment to overseas involve checking them carefully for items that can’t be shipped; the money donated for shipping, liquids, toothpaste, soft candy, things with expiry dates, war toys, glass, dice, sharp items, etc. The special part about inspecting and sorting the shoe boxes, is that person is the last one to handle the items, give a doll or stuffed toy one last hug, and send it along with the love of Jesus and a prayer that it will reach the right child. The respect and integrity of the box is important; nothing is removed from the box (except items that cannot be shipped) and placed in another, if the box isn’t at least 2/3 full, then extra items such as crayons, school supplies, toys will be added. If

the box is overflowing and too hard to close, the box is brought to the shoe box hospital to get a larger box. Then they make sure the name tag is marked and taped on securely. The box gets taped with Samaritan’s Purse tape to keep it secure and to identify it at customs. Then the box is sent down the roller to be placed in bigger boxes. The large boxes are then placed on a pallet, and then a person operating a forklift places them into a shipping container. Over 7,000 boxes were processed in the 3 days that the team was there. Approximately 70,000 boxes get shipped from Canada and 7 million worldwide. Samaritan’s Purse has a name for each child that will be receiving a box. A child will only receive 1 box in a life time. There was a woman who shared with us who had received a box when she was 6 years old in Bosnia and now was

Horoscopes CAPRICORN

You’re wasting your time, Capricorn. People cannot be helped if they don’t want to be. Turn your efforts to someone who really does want help.

CANCER

You cannot do it all—no one can—so why are you trying to, Cancer? Cut back and let others take the lead. Your sanity depends upon it.

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Amazing, Aquarius. No one thought you could do it, but somehow you manage to beat the odds and make a real difference. Invite everyone over for a little celebration. Wonders never cease, and a loved one bounces back quickly. Take everyone out for some fun, Pisces. The trying times are over!

There is an art to entertaining, and you lead the pack, Leo. Share your talents with others, and you’ll experience the true joy of the season.

ARIES

Trust is a two-way street. If you don’t trust a loved one, how do you expect them to trust you, Virgo? Understand that and your relationship will change for the better.

TAURUS

Fantastic, Libra. You volunteer for a cause, you put your whole heart in it and you come out smiling. This could be the start of something wonderful.

GEMINI

What a pity, Scorpio. You had a goal, you started off strong and now you’re waning. Look to a mentor to get you back on track and up and running.

Wish there was another way, Aries? There is, and an acquaintance is key. The chore list grows with multiple events on the table. Divide and conquer. Lessons are learned this week with the arrival of houseguests. The resolution to an auto issue is clear to everyone but you, Taurus. Why so blind? Your fitness goals fall by the wayside as your social calendar fills up. Leave it be, Gemini. You will have plenty of time to devote to fitness later.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

You’re a class act when it comes to entertaining, and others appreciate that and look forward to your parties. Do not disappoint them, Sagittarius.

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helping with the boxes. There are opportunities to serve as a distribution person in the countries they are being shipped to. Most boxes will arrive at their destinations by March and April. For more information visit samaritanspurse.ca

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Christmas Carol Service Christmas Morning - 10:45 am

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*Pee Wee (U14) for youth born in 1999 and 2000; *Bantam (U16) for youth born in 1997 and 1998): *Midget (U18) for youth born in 1995 and 1996. The MASA is getting new uniforms for all teams and will be adopting a new logo for the organization. The MASA has also set up a Facebook page to provide people with an opportunity to vote on a team name, gain more information on leagues, executive members, skills clinics and upcoming events. Interested individuals can also find out more information by contacting Cara Zukewich at cdl.z@hotmail.com .

tion on Tuesday, January 8 and Thursday, January 10 in the upper mezzanine of the Martensville Sports Centre. Registration takes place between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on both days. According to Cara Zukewich, MASA Secretary, the new organization is run entirely by volunteers and its mandate is to promote amateur softball. The age groups for the MASA league for the 2013 softball season are: *Rookie (U8), for those children born in 2005 and 2006; *Mites (U10) for children born in 2003 and 2004; *Squirt (U12) for kids born in 2001 and 2002;

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ABERDEEN MENNONITE CHURCH - 501 Rupert Street ST. PAULS BERGHEIM LUTHERAN CHURCH - 6 miles NE on Hwy. 41, then 1 mile E on Bergheim Rd.

ASQUITH

ST. THERESA ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH - Charles Street

BORDEN

RIVERBEND FELLOWSHIP (MB) - Borden Community Centre BORDEN UNITED CHURCH ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN

CLAVET

CLAVET UNITED CHURCH PLEASANT POINT MENNONITE CHURCH - 8 miles S of Clavet

DALMENY

DALMENY BIBLE CHURCH - 406 Wakefield Ave. DALMENY COMMUNITY CHURCH - 121 - 4th St.

HAGUE

HAGUE GOSPEL CHURCH - 112-5th Street HAGUE MENNONITE CHURCH - 202 - 3rd Street ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERN CHURCH - 120 - 1st Street

HEPBURN

HEPBURN GOSPEL CHURCH - 706 - 2nd St. East HEPBURN MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH - 2nd Ave. South

LANGHAM

FIRST SASKATCHEWAN LUTHERAN CHURCH KNOX UNITED CHURCH - 302 - 2nd St. East LANGHAM EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH - 47 – 5th Ave. LANGHAM ZOAR MENNONITE - 110 - First St. East ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH - 423 Main St. East

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BERGTHALER MENNONITE CHURCH - 232 Main St. IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH 300 - 8th Ave. South Life Community Church (PAOC) - Martensville Civic Centre MARTENSVILLE ALLIANCE CHURCH - 527 Centennial Dr. South MARTENSVILLE BAPTIST - 209 Centennial Dr. North MARTENSVILLE MISSION - 43 Main St.

NORTH CORMAN PARK

BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH - Hwy 11 north (across from the Saskatoon Shines sign) LIFE OUTREACH CHURCH - Twp. Rd. 380 (1/2 km. off Hwy. 16, across from Reddekopp Industries)

OSLER

OSLER COMMUNITY CHURCH - 625 - 3rd St. OSLER MENNONITE CHURCH - 212 - 2nd Ave. OSLER MISSION CHAPEL - 110 - 6th Ave. PLAINS CONSERVATIVE MENNONITE CHURCH - 3.5 miles West of Osler GRACE GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CHURCH - 501 - 1st St.

RADISSON

Harvest Baptist Church - 415 William St. St. Paul Lutheran Church - 402 Albert Street

WARMAN

BERGTHALER CHURCH - 206 - 2nd St. West AWAKENING CHURCH - 208 Main Street REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD - 903 - 6th Ave. S ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH - 123 South Railway St. West WARMAN GOSPEL CHURCH - 418 Central St. West WARMAN MENNONITE CHURCH - 112 - 6th Ave. North The Clark’s Crossing Gazette provides complimentary space to all churches and places of worship. Any congregations wishing to provide additional information regarding contact information, program times, etc. can contact our office at (306) 668-0575 Monday-Friday for more details.

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Sask girls all-star volleyball squad goes up against elite Chinese team By TERRY PUGH

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is one of 16 female volleyball players chosen to represent the province on Team MVP, a Saskatchewan allstar team made up of Grade 11 and 12 girls from high schools across the province. She and her teammates are taking on Team SSI, an elite group of girls in the same Under-18 age group from the Shanghai Sports Institute (SSI) in Shanghai, China. Other members of the team from this area include Nicole Brockman of Rosthern, Allie Frank of Saskatoon, Brook Frank of Saskatoon, Samantha Zacharias of Waldheim, Sydney Stolearcius of Saskatoon and

Kylie Pasieka of Wakaw. The ten-day cross-cultural sports exchange began November 28 and finished up last weekend. The two teams went head-to-head in five exhibition games held in centres across Saskatchewan. Games were held in Outlook November 30, Assiniboia December 1 and 2, Warman High School on December 6, and LaLoche on December 7. The Chinese team also played the Briercrest College women’s team on December 3 in Caronport, the University of Saskatchewan Women‘s Huskies in Saskatoon on December 5, and the Lakeland College women’s team in Lloydminster on December 8. The Saskatchewan team travels to China to play the second half of the exhibition series, beginning December 18 and finishing up December 28. The Chinese team has been dominant throughout the first leg of the tour, winning the best-of-five series of games at Warman High School last Thursday in three straight games by

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Saskatchewan team gears up for ten-day cultural exchange to China Continued on page 35

WAYNE SHIELS | CLARK’S CROSSING GAZETTE (Top) Ju WanRong of Team SSI goes high above the net to spike the ball while Katie Nelson and Samantha Zacharias of Team MVP attempt to block the shot. (Lower) Katelyn Quiring of Langham prepares to bump the ball during a game December 6 at Warman High School.


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Blades get support from unexpected source It’s unlikely the Saskatoon Blades are on Brent Parker’s Christmas card list…and vice-versa… but the Regina Pats’ president has seen, read and heard enough from critics of the Bridge City Bunch when it comes to whether they deserve to be hosts of the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament. “The Memorial Cup is not going away (from Saskatoon)… it’s not getting taken away. Anyone who thinks otherwise is mistaken,” Parker flatly stated this past Sunday while watching his Pats absorb a 7-0 homeice thrashing from the Blades. “The event is there, celebrate the event, enjoy the event, support your team…support these kids (Blades’ players) in their endeavours and enjoy it…enjoy junior hockey!” The Blades have been under fire following a 2-7-0 start with media members, hockey observers and fans from all over, outside Saskatoon, calling for a change in venue for the Canadian Hockey League’s championship event or for the Bridge City Bunch to be removed as the host team if their record doesn’t markedly improve. Having been president and general manager of the Regina franchise when it was the host team for the 2001 Memorial Cup, Parker doesn’t feel as if the Blades have to knuckle under to the outside pressures.

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“I always told people when they said, ‘Oh, you’re not worthy of getting into the Memorial Cup,’ well, there’s two ways you win your way into the Memorial Cup,” explained Parker. “You win a bid process or you win your league and I wasn’t going to apologize for that (back in 2001), nor should Saskatoon. That’s how it works! “I think some of the people don’t grasp that concept. It’s about the big event, it’s about the event of the Memorial Cup and celebrating junior hockey.” Following a 4-1 loss last Wednesday to the visiting Spokane Chiefs, the Blades took the Pats to task, sweeping a homeand-home series by scores of 9-0 Saturday at Credit Union Centre and 7-0 Sunday at the Brandt Centre to move back above .500…at 15-14-1…the 31 points putting them into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference as of Monday. While Brent Parker feels for the Saskatoon players and all the pressure they face being the MasterCard Memorial Cup host team, his experience also tells him something else, “I think the one thing I would say, especially

to the Saskatoon fans, is that you will see an entirely different hockey club at 3:01 (p.m.) on January 10th.” That’s the W.H.L. trade deadline and it’s four weeks away! Buckle up because the ride is about to become wild again. UPCOMING GAMES – The final three games of the Blades’ pre-Christmas schedule come up Friday against the visiting Swift Current Broncos and Saturday when the Kootenay Ice are at Credit Union Centre…before Saskatoon goes to Speedy Creek on Tuesday. All three radio radio broadcasts on CKBLFM (92-9, THE BULL) start with pre-game talk at 6:30, followed by the play-by-play at either 7 or 7:05 p.m. The first contest for the Bridge City Bunch after the holiday break is on Friday, December 28 at Prince Albert. ***** BLADES PLAYER-OF-THEWEEK – For the second straight week, captain Brenden Walker gets this writer’s choice award. In the three games last week, the 20-year-old notched eight points, including three goals. One of the goals was the first one Sunday in Regina, standing as the game winner. Overall, the former Brandon right winger has accumulated 10 goals and 26 points in 30 games.

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Warman Wolverines’ Logan Misskey sinks a basket while evading Richard Moulding of the Martensville Royals during a game at the Warman High School annual senior boys basketball tournament December 7 and 8. Warman team manager Jennifer Schneider and coach Matt Misskey were extremely impressed with the level of competition at the 8-team tournament, as well as the great fan support. Warman lost in a nail biter A final game against the Prince Albert Carlton Crusaders by only 3 points. The Martensville Royals went up against Lumsden and lost in the 8th place game.

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The Hague Royals and Tisdale Ramblers treated the crowd to an offensive spectacle Saturday night in Hague. Tisdale came out on top of the 20goal affair, defeating the Royals 12-8. The score didn’t seem to deter the fans, as they cheered on the hometown Royals right to the buzzer. Saturday night in Hague was a perfect picture of how the game of hockey can bring a community together. Aspiring young hockey players barely could see over the glass to catch a glimpse of the big men, while old timers were reminded of when they once took to the ice. Students from the high school helped put on the 50/50 draw to help raise money for school sports. It was evident the cornerstone of the Hague Royals was not the success of the team, but how the team has brought the commu-

nity together to share a common interest, and love for the game. Hague captain and hometown hero, Spencer Marshall was pleased with his team’s performance. “It’s definitely frustrating losing a game like that, but when the effort is there its not as bad,” said Marshall after the game. A long-time veteran who bleeds Royals Blue, Marshall has been with the team since the ’98-’99 season. “Everybody knows Spencer, he’s kind of the fan favourite,” said Grade 11 students Sydney Loewen and Kaitlyn Fehr. Less then 30 seconds into the first period the barrage of goals began. Tisdale’s leading scorer, Ben Kelley, tipped in a fluttering shot from the point to start things off. Hague answered promptly with 2 goals, but were unable to contain Kelley, who tallied

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for the officials and coaches as well,” he said. “The biggest sucecss comes in the friendships that are made and the relationships that are built and the understanding that happens when people from two very different cultures learn more about each other.” He said even though there is a language barrier, the friendships have a way of breaking through that wall. “It’s great to see how well everyone gets along,” said Zacharias. The tour came about when Bill Fong of Assiniboia, who coaches the Saskatchewan vol-

leyball association’s prospects camp every year, took a trip to mainland China to visit relatives a year ago. While in China, Fong made connections with volleyball coaches at SSI, and planted the seed for an international exchange. “Bill suggested the idea when he got back home, and we all jumped at the opportunity,” said Zacharias. “Everyone worked very hard for 10 months to make this happen. The official announcement was made last Frebruary. Tryouts started in April, and then in August, selection camps for the team were held and the roster was finalized.”

a natural hat trick in the first period. The score was tied at 4-4 after the first period and it was Kelley again who opened the second period with a shorthanded marker. “Our team is more offensively minded so we know that we have to score,” said Kelley, a Prince Albert native who currently resides in Saskatoon. “We try to give our defense a rest because we’re only rolling 4 back there tonight.” Royals’ veteran Daniel Rauckman also beefed up his stats collection with a 5-point night, and defenseman Ryan Sisson added a pair of goals. Hague team manager Roger Kinzel was excited with his new players, especially young Jesse Mireau who scored a goal and 2 helpers in his first time on the ice with the Royals. “He hasn’t been on skates for a month,” said Kinzel. “This will definitely be an asset for us when we head to Warman on Saturday night. We will mature from this like we always do, we’re not quitting, Hague has never been a quitting team.”

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It doesn’t get much closer than this. The Warman Wildcats erased a 2-goal deficit in the dying minutes of their game against the visiting Tisdale Ramblers last Friday to tie things up at 4-4. But just when it looked like they might be heading into overtime, the comeback fell short. With just 14 seconds left to play in regulation time, Tisdale’s Jordan Spagrud stickhandled his way into the Wildcats’ zone and rifled a wrist shot past goaltender Brock Hanson. So close to overtime, and with momentum on the Wildcats’ side too, or so it seemed. It was a tough loss for the Wildcats, their fourth in a row. Tough because they had

a solid shot at a victory thanks to some gritty play along the boards and a determined effort around the Ramblers’ net in the final few minutes. The next game will be a crucial one for the Warman squad, as they host the struggling Hague Royals this Saturday, December 15 at the Legends Centre. Both teams have had trouble getting into the win column lately, and each needs the points badly if they want to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. The Wildcats got on the scoreboard first, when Cory Perkin scored 3 minutes into the first period. But the Ramblers owned the middle frame, thanks to goals by Ben Kelley, Spencer Bouhris and Robbie Holoien. Shaydon Regush responded for the ‘Cats late in the second period to keep the

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