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The driver of a half-ton truck miraculously walked away from a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on Highway 7 east of Delisle on Friday, October 4. The collision occurred at about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection with the Agrium Potash Mine access road, at a point where Highway 7 was widened. According to an eyewitness at the scene, an eastbound Dodge half-ton truck apparently crossed the centre line and into the path of an oncoming westbound semitrailer truck. The semi-driver crowded the shoulder of the highway in an effort to avoid the half-ton and thereby prevented a headon collision. However, the halfton sideswiped the rear end of the semi’s trailer, complete-

ly shearing off the half-ton’s driver’s side wheel. The force of the collision pushed the half-ton back across the highway where it ended up facing eastbound in the ditch on the south side of the highway. Delisle Fire Department and First Responders were dispatched to the scene, where they attended to the drivers of both vehicles. Neither the semi-truck driver nor the operator of the half-ton were injured. Warman RCMP also responded to the incident. The investigation into the collisionrevealed that alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the incident. The 21-year-old driver of the Dodge half-ton is facing charges of driving without due care and attention. Delisle Deputy Fire Chief Chris Thunstrom said the number of collisions on High-

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The front wheel of this half-ton was sheared off as a result of a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on Friday way 7 is increasing. He notes that while there are more vehicles on the road, particularly in the past five years, the real problem is the speed at which most of those vehicles are travelling. “It’s not uncommon for the

It was an unusual sight for motorists on Highway 7 near Vanscoy last week. At 11:24 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, Warman RCMP were called to the scene of a house blocking the highway. According to Sgt. Mark Ochitwa of the Warman RCMP detachment, the moving company was southbound with a newly-constructed home and were reportedly pulling back onto the highway when the house slid off its supports. The house blocked the highway, reducing travel to one lane. It took workers three hours to clear the roadway for normal traffic. No one was injured in the incident and the amount of damage is unknown. The driver was ticketed for hauling an unsecure load.

Mounties to issue speeding tickets to guys going 130 to 150 kilometers an hour on this road,” said Thunstrom. “And that’s also in winter, when road conditions are often very icy and treacherous. People just really need to slow down.”

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The CIBC Run for the Cure event October 6 attracted 1,800 participants, including Lucie Proulx’s Warman team, Breast Friends Forever, who raised $2,075. The run is held annually to raise funds for breast cancer research. Proulx acknowledged the loving support from family, friends, neighbours and co-workers.

The RM of Corman Park is getting impatient as it awaits word from the provincial government on whether its proposed Official Community Plan (OCP) will be approved. The OCP, which would allow for increased residential housing density on rural acreages, was submitted to the province several months ago. The province has yet to deliver an official response. At the RM of Corman Park council meeting on Monday, October 7, two senior officials with the Community Planning Branch in the Ministry of Government Relations appeared before council to discuss the situation. Many ratepayers anxious to subdivide their properties were present in the council chamber’s gallery.

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A technical review by the provincial Ministry of Environment has concluded that Fortune Minerals’ proposed refinery near Langham meets acceptable environmental standards. But whether the multimillion dollar Saskatchewan Metals Processing Plant (SMPP) becomes a reality is up to the public, the RM of Corman Park, and the provincial Minister of the Environment. The project still requires approval from the Minister of Environment as well as a municipal development permit from the rural municipality. The site where the facility would be built is a 480-acre parcel of land located 2.5 ki-

lometers east of Langham in the RM of Corman Park. The provincial environmental review and its conclusions were released in September, 2013 by the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Assessment Branch (EAB). The EAB undertook the review in July, 2011 after Fortune Minerals submitted an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project. The provincial review evaluated the data supplied by Fortune Minerals and concluded the information it contained was sufficient to proceed to the next step. Both the company’s EIS and the EAB’s technical review document are now being opened for public comment. The documents are available at the Langham, Dalmeny and

Corman Park municipal offices, or can be found online. The SMPP is a $200 million hydrometallurgical processing facility designed to process mine concentrates into high-value metal products – specifically gold, cobalt, bismuth, nickel and copper. The raw metal ore for the facility would be sourced at Fortune Minerals mine in the Northwest Territories and shipped by rail from Hay River, NWT, to Langham.. The company estimates the SMPP will process approximately 65,000 tonnes of metal concentrate annually for about 18 years – after which the facility will be decommissioned. Fortune Minerals estimates the project will increase employment in the region by providing 85 new positions at the

refinery, with additional requirements for contract operating and maintenance jobs. The EAB technical review acknowledges that “several local residents and groups have expressed concerns” regarding the SMPP. Those concerns include the potential for groundwater use and potential contamination; storage and transportation of hazardous chemicals; waste management and storage; airborne emissions; and the impacts of associated infrastructure including road and rail systems and electrical transmission lines.” The SMPP would utilize groundwater sourced from the Dalmeny Aquifer, a layer CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

Input sought on mineral refinery

Ralph Leibel, executive director of community planning, told councilors the province has received a number of comments on the RM’s proposed OCP from neighbouring municipalities. Many of these municipalities, he said, have expressed concerns. In addition, several other provincial agencies – including Highways and Infrastructure, Agriculture and the Water Security Agency – have submitted comments. Leibel said his department’s intent is to ensure the new OCP is in compliance with the Planning and Development Act and that “provincial interests” are accommodated. Leibel said the Ministry is looking to make a decision “as quickly as possible,” but added it needs more time to work with the RM’s administration to make needed “adjustments” to the OCP. “This RM is situated in a critical growth area,” said Leibel. “There is a lot of opportunity for development and growth here and the question is how to facilitate that growth in a way that’s sustainable.” Len Kowalko, director of the Ministry’s Saskatoon branch of community planning, told council that the province is not asking the RM to hold off development. “The provincial government is certainly not suggesting any moratorium,” said Kowalko. “We have never said that. We simply feel there is a need to clarify some provisions in the OCP.”

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Corman Park councilors, meanwhile, agreed to continue the discussions with the province, but aren’t convinced the OCP needs much tinkering. Division 4 councilor Gord Gunoff said allowing up to six residences per quarter section would not take any more agricultural land out of produc-

tion than the existing bylaws allow. “Right now, you can subdivide 10 acres from an 80 acre parcel,” explained Gunoff. “All we’re doing is asking for that 10 acres to be further subdivided into two five-acre parcels. That won’t make any difference in terms of the amount of farmland.” Gunoff said the RM needs additional revenue and allowing more residential single-parcel subdivisions would help raise taxable assessment. “We need money, there’s no two ways around it,” he said. “It’s been a long, hard struggle to get development going in this RM and I’m not willing to drop this or take it back to the ratepayers or even give the government more time. I’m certainly not accepting a moratorium for two years. That’s ridiculous.” Several councilors pointed out that preserving agricultural land doesn’t seem to be a priority when urban municipalities annex land in the RM for residential development. It’s also not a big concern for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure when it needs land. Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood referenced a letter received from the City of Saskatoon – dated September 4, 2013 – which urged a twoyear moratorium on new development in high-demand areas within Corman Park. The RM responded to that letter on September 20, arguing that there should be no freeze on development. “The City of Saskatoon’s wish for a two-year moratorium triggers a very strong response from our ratepayers and councilors,” said Harwood. “We were nervous that the province would simply go along with what the city is asking for, but we’re pleased you’re taking our concerns seriously. We look forward to seeing some progress on this soon.”

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On September 30 at 7:00 p.m. police received a call of a silver coloured Jeep in Warman that had run two stop signs and was driving erratically around the city. At 7:41 p.m. police received a call of a silver Jeep that had been involved in a hit and run collision on Central Avenue in Warman. The collision was minor but the Jeep had failed to stop. At 10:49 p.m. police received a call for assistance from a man who had encountered another man walking around Warman looking for gas. The man advised that he had run out of gas and that he was not from Warman and didn’t know where to go. When the passerby attempted to assist the man, they could not relocate his vehicle so he took the lost man to an area gas bar. Police later located the man and the silver coloured Jeep at a licensed premises in Warman. The man was identified and investigation revealed that he was at large on conditions not to

be in bars and not to consume alcohol. The man was arrested for breaching his recognizance and taken to police holding cells where he was held pending a court appearance. A 32-year-old Candle Lake man was charged with two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance and one count of driving while suspended. The man’s vehicle was seized for 30 days for being driven by a suspended driver. COCHIN MAN CHARGED On September 30 at 9:05 p.m. RCMP received a call of an erratic driver on Highway 16 in the vicinity of the Borden Bridge. The caller advised that he was almost hit by a white Chevrolet truck while traveling on the highway. Police located a vehicle matching the description on Highway 685. The vehicle was observed operating erratically and was stopped by police. The driver displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for impaired driving and taken to the police detachment where he provided breath samples that were over three times the legal limit. The driver, a 63-year-old man from the Cochin area, was later released on charges of impaired driving and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court next

month. VANDALISM INCIDENT The Martensville RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance regarding vehicle vandalism that occurred in Martensville between between the night of Friday, September 6 and the early morning hours of Saturday, September 7. A truck parked on the 400 block of Bendel Crescent was vandalized. The suspect(s) purposely scratched the vehicle with an unknown tool. If anyone has any information regarding this incident or knows who may be responsible, they are asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 (TIPS). DEAD END COLLISION On October 6 at 8:18 a.m. police received a report of a collision that had occurred on October 4 at 10:15 p.m. A 17-year-old Asquith youth advised that he had driven his car through a dead end and into a field where the air bags deployed. He advised that his passenger, another 17-yearold, received minor injuries as a result. The man advised that he did not report the collision that night because it was late. In Saskatchewan there is a statutory requirement to report a collision to police immediately following

any collision that involves injury or death, when alcohol is involved, when a vehicle requires a tow, when the vehicle is not registered, or when a vehicle is registered out of province. Failure to do so is an offence. The driver was issued charges for travelling at a speed that was greater than was safe and for failing to report a collision.

ed breath samples that were in excess of double the legal limit. The man’s vehicle was seized by police and he was released into the care of a family member. The accused is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol in excess of the legal limit. The matter will be heard in Provincial Court in December.

DRUNK DRIVER NABBED On October 6 at 2:50 a.m. police were patrolling northbound on Highway 12 north of Saskatoon when they observed a vehicle operating southbound in the northbound lanes. The vehicle, a white 2010 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, was operating in the left lane and the northbound police vehicle had to swerve to the right to avoid a collision. Police pursued the vehicle for a brief distance and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, a 37-yearold male from Saskatoon, displayed signs of impairment from alcohol. The man was arrested and taken to the police detachment where he provid-

TRUCK THEFT ATTEMPT On September 30 at 10:30 p.m. a man who was visiting a residence on Lyle Cres., Warman, was alerted that a man was in the cab of his truck, parked outside the residence. The truck owner went outside and confronted the stranger that was inside of his 2009 Dodge Ram truck. The man claimed that he had been kicked out of his house by his wife and was looking for someplace warm to stay. The owner of the truck excused the behavior and let the man go. The following morning it was discovered that the ignition of the vehicle had been tampered with and that the stranger had been attempting

to steal the vehicle. The suspect is described as male, Caucasian, 5’5” tall, slender build with a small goatee beard, brown hair and approximately 35 years of age. The man was wearing a ball cap. Anyone who knows the identity of this suspect is asked to contact police. The matter is still under investigation. CAT-NAPPING IN LANGHAM On October 2 at 10:13 a.m. police received a call from a Langham resident who advised that she had two cats disappear in August, another in September, and now a fourth in October. The complainant suspects that the cats are being trapped or stolen. Inquiries with the Town of Langham reveal the Town is not trapping stray cats and, as a result, the RCMP is investigating the matter as a theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or the RCMP. SHIRTLESS SCREAMER On October 3 at 1:00 a.m. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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Dalmeny icemaker heading to Olympics By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

The Town of Dalmeny will have one of its own heading to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014. James Gordon won’t be participating in any of the athletic events, but will be involved in a behind the scenes role as an icemaker preparing ice for Olympic curling events. Gordon grew up admiring the game in Dalmeny. He participated as a junior curler while in school and headed to provincial bonspiels on four separate occasions. He also participated on a curling tour with a local men’s team. When the opportunity came along to learn how to create James Gordon begins putting ice in at the Dalmeny Curling Club quality ice for local curlers, he dropped his broom in favour of in Swift Current. Gordon also ished product. a water hose and never looked volunteered for the 2012 Tim Making curling ice is no easy back. Hortons Brier in Saskatoon. task, said Gordon. A lot of fac At the relatively young age of Both experiences gave him tors come into play such as hu25, Gordon is the head ice techthe opportunity to learn from midity, air temperature, the nician for the Dalmeny Curling world experts in the ice making temperature of the pebble waClub and has been doing so for trade. ter, the size of the pebble and nine years. Gordon said he enjoys the how pebble is spread out per In 2010 he was fortunate to amount of work it takes to area of ice. Making ice on a volunteer for the World Wom- 10/8/13 1310MLv2_TheSeniorPaper 6:59 AMicePage 1 sense of make good and the CONTINUED ON PAGE 18 en’s Curling Championship accomplishment with the finGordon headed to Sochi

CAR COLLIDES WITH SEMI

One man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the car he was operating slammed into the side of a tractor trailer unit at the intersection of Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road on Tuesday, October 8. Investigators believe the tractor trailer was attempting a turn northbound from Highway 11 to Rge.

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Rd. 3052 when it was struck by the westbound Pontiac Sunfire. Warman RCMP, Warman Fire Department and MD Ambulance all responded to the collision, which was reported at about 12:15 p.m. Police continue to investigate the crash and charges are pending.

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Pantless assault victim assisted RCMP received a complaint of a disturbance on Crenshaw Way in Warman. It was reported that a shirtless man was running around on the street screaming. Police located the man, a 19-year-old Warman resident, and arrested him under the provisions of the Mental Health Act. The man was delivered to hospital for evaluation. No charges are being contemplated.

PANTLESS ASSAULT VICTIM

On October 5 at 3:25 a.m. police were patrolling on Main Street in Martensville when they encountered an intoxicated female without any pants on walking down the street. When they approached the woman officers noted she had a bruised eye and was bleeding from the nose and mouth. The woman advised police that she had been drinking at her residence with her husband and had been assaulted by him.

Police attended at the woman’s residence and arrested her husband, a 34-yearold Martensville resident. He was taken into custody and lodged in police holding cells and released the following morning on a charge of assault with conditions not to contact his wife in any way. The matter is scheduled for domestic violence court on October 15 in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

On October 5 at 10:19 p.m. police were called to a disturbance at a licensed premises on the 200 block of Centennial Drive in Martensville. Several callers advised of an intoxicated patron of the bar attempting to fight with other patrons. Police attended at the location but the subject of the complaint had already left the bar. No one was seriously injured and no patrons made a complaint of any kind.

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Collision sends three to hospital A crash early Monday evening, October 7, resulted in three people taken to hospital with minor to moderate injuries. According to Saskatoon Police Service, the collision occurred at about 7:10 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle attempted to turn northbound onto Highway 41 from Highway 5 and was struck by a westbound vehicle. The impact of the crash resulted in a third vehicle at the intersection waiting to turn westbound onto Highway 5 being struck. MD Ambulance, along with Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services, also responded to the scene. Road restrictions were in place for a short period of time to allow police to investigate and clean up the area. The driver of the vehicle attempting to turn onto Highway 41 was charged under The Highway Traffic Safety Act with failing to yield to an oncoming vehicle.

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The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is going after Cameco, a Saskatchewan-based uranium producer. The CRA alleges Cameco sold tons of uranium at a low price to a subsidiary in Europe. That European subsidiary then sold the uranium for a higher price to customers around the world. As a result, huge profits were made by the European subsidiary and it paid much lower taxes to the Swiss government than what Cameco’s Canadian operation would have paid to Canadian governments. The allegation of course is that Cameco chose Switzerland to avoid high Canadian taxes, and did so illegally. If Cameco is found guilty of tax evasion, the Canada Revenue Agency should do what it does with any other company or taxpayer - try to recoup any taxes owing to the Saskatchewan and federal governments. To be sure, taxes can be a pain in the butt, but people and businesses should abide by tax laws enacted by governments. If individuals and businesses don’t pay their obligations, then everyone else has to pick up the slack to pay for policing, road repair, education and other government services. That much should be obvious to all. While everyone awaits the courts to rule on the Cameco situation, the provincial and federal governments should figure out what they will do if Cameco wins its tax battle. If this practice is completely above board and legal, Cameco won’t be the only company looking for a better tax deal in a different jurisdiction. Any changes proposed by the government should ensure top dollars are paid to the government for Canadian resources while maintaining a competitive rate/tax structure; one that continues to see large investments in Saskatchewan. Second, advocates for high taxes and big government should learn from the situation. After all, at the heart of this matter is the incentive to go to where lower taxes exist. Just as people shop around for lower prices so do businesses. When the Manitoba government raised its sales tax from 7 per cent to 8 per cent, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation was interviewed on a talk radio station in Brandon, Manitoba; not far from the Saskatchewan border. A gentleman called in and noted that people from Manitoba were already getting in their cars and shopping in nearby Yorkton, Saskatchewan due to Saskatchewan’s lower tax rate of 5 per cent. The gentleman suggested that an even higher tax rate in Manitoba would drive (pun intended) even more people to shop in Saskatchewan. Similarly, businesses in the western Saskatchewan border town of Lloydminster don’t have to charge the provincial sales tax on goods and services. This is done to support Sask businesses in the town, as there would be no way for them to compete with the Alberta side of the town that doesn’t have a sales tax. The point is that taxes matter. They matter to Cameco and they impact the decisions of everyday shoppers. But cutting taxes doesn’t automatically mean governments will collect less revenue. For instance, back in 2005 the general business tax rate in Saskatchewan was 17 per cent and the government collected revenues of $257 million. However, by 2010 the province had lowered the tax rate to 12 per cent and revenues were $1.1 billion. Yes, despite a lower tax rate the government saw revenues skyrocket. Why? Well, a big part of that increase was due to the fact investment poured into Saskatchewan as it became more competitive. Clearly, whether we’re talking a bit of savings on your grocery bill by shopping somewhere with a lower tax or a multimillion dollar investment, the government needs to be competitive with tax rates. Again, it’s important for businesses to pay what their tax obligations, and Cameco should pay every penny they owe if they’re found guilty. However, it’s equally important for high tax advocates to realize the Cameco situation is symbolic of the need for governments to be competitive in the first place.

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Or, at the very least, let us hope his Saskatchewan Party government’s growth plan can somehow be extended beyond the city limits of Regina and Saskatoon and into those smaller rural Saskatchewan communities that remain the backbone of the province. For those of you who might have missed the Davin story, the 50-odd residents of the Saskatchewan hamlet 40 kilometres southwest of Regina were surprised to wake up to discover that Statistics Canada had declared their community as a “ghost town” with zero population. “Besides being insulting, this census mistake carries serious consequences for both the Ham-

– the largest quarterly increase in any quarter since Statistics Canada has been keeping such estimates. Given that the province’s population boom has neatly coincided with the election of the Saskatchewan Party in November 2007 and that the Sask. Party set growing the province by 100,000 people in 10 years as its goal, it’s something that Wall just can’t stop talking about. “Saskatchewan is the place to be in Canada right now,” Wall said in a news release. “We have the strongest job growth and lowest unemployment in Canada, and we have a great quality of life in this province. It’s a great place to find a job or start a business. It’s a great place to live and raise a family. It’s no wonder our population is growing.” And it is rather remarkable when you consider Saskatchewan took 77 years to grow from 900,000 to 1,000,000. But what’s sometimes been lost is how inequitable this growth has been. The lion’s share of Saskatchewan growth has been in the larger urban centres of Regina and Saskatoon that seem to

now be attracting large numbers of immigrants. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada recently crowned Saskatoon and Regina as the two fastest growing communities in Canada. Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. The province’s motto, after all, is “From many people strength”. Nor can government realistically do much about it because people move to where they have more opportunity. And many smaller communities have little opportunity to offer. Settled on rail lines every nine miles to serve local agricultural needs in the days in the when traveling more than 30 miles a day was impossible, many are just no longer economically feasible. But, in all the hype over the great Saskatchewan population boom, there has been little discussion about the inequity of most of growth happening in Regina and Saskatoon and little of it happening elsewhere. Maybe Wall can’t do much for places like Davin. But maybe we need to focus some attention on making sure communities outside Regina and Saskatoon have as much opportunity to grow as possible.

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Plenty of concerns with proposed Fortune Minerals plant On Thursday, October 3, I received an email from the Saskatchewan Dept. of Environment informing me that Fortune Minerals had submitted their Environmental Impact Statement to their department and that the department officials had responded to this Statement. Fortune Minerals hired a third party to prepare their Statement and it is a 100 page document, with added appendages. Saskatchewan Environment’s response document involves 13 pages of response. I find it quite interesting that 13 pages is all that is needed to respond to some 100 pages of very technical data. I encourage all other interested persons to take the time to review these two documents which can be found via internet at www.environment.gov.sk.ca/ea2010-064.

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let of Davin and the Rural Municipality of Lajord,” said Regina Wascana MP Ralph Goodale who represents the riding. Goodale and others blamed it on the 2011 voluntary National Household Survey that replaced the mandatory long-form census. It resulted in only a 68-percent response, which was well below the 94-per-cent-response rate of the traditional survey. Davin’s residents were considerably better natured about it, chalking it up to a computer glitch. In reality, however, it’s part of a decades-long trend for smaller Saskatchewan communities – one that’s not getting much better even with the province’s recent massive population boom. According to the latest Statistics Canada numbers (based on up-to-date health card information rather than the lessthan-accurate 2011 Census), Saskatchewan’s population was 1,108,303 as of July 1, 2013. That’s an increase of 106,255 since July 1, 2007. It also represents an increase of 20,757 from the previous year and a 6,895 increase from the previous three months

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It is to be noted that the public has now 60 days to respond by written submission to the ministry regarding Fortune Mineral’s project and Environmental Impact Statement before it goes to the Minister of Environment for his final decision. After reading Saskatchewan Environment’s response I still have concerns about Fortune’s Project. There appears to be a reduction in the water drawn from our Dalmeny Aquifer but they still will be drawing some 190,000 gallons per day adding up to some 69.35 million gallons per year during normal operation and with a start up consumption rate is about 275,000 gallons per day. The Government response indicates this will not have a negative affect on our aquifer. But goes on to state should a max-

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imum draw down occur, local users would have to lower their respective pump assemblies. I am sure the Town of Langham and local farmers will be excited if this situation occurred. In times of future drought conditions this scenario would surely occur. I also find it interesting that 65000 tonnes of ore will be processed per year and yet 150000 tonnes of residue (waste placed in a storage facility) will be produced after this ore is processed. This residue, I quote, “will be scorodite, an iron-arsenate mineral which is generally stable with low toxicity and solubility”. “Generally”, what does that mean what makes it unstable? Contaminated water (called brine wastewater) continues to be disposed of by pumping it back down

through the Dalmeny Aquifer to the Mannville area. I have two concerns with this process. Firstly a contaminated substance will be pass through our aquifer for some twenty years and “what if” the pumping system becomes compromised? Secondly during this time of pending global water shortage and water purity can we afford to dump water into an area where it is lost to the natural water cycle forever? It also still worries me that Fortune Minerals is just a “junior Company” presently courting, off continent, companies for funding and impending sale. Will foreign companies adhere willingly to Saskatchewan and Canadian regulations? A concerned ratepayer Ken Crush

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Warman city manager stepping down after rewarding career

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When Ivan Gabrysh moved to Warman in 2005 to take on the position of Town Manager, he expected it to be a challenge. He wasn’t disappointed. One of the fastest-growing communities in Canada, Warman made the jump from town to city status last year – it has more than doubled its population since 2005 – and the city has seen the number of municipal employees also double. There has been no shortage of challenges as the city tries to accommodate demands for increased services and more infrastructure. But it has also been “the most rewarding eight years of my life,” said Gabrysh in an interview at Warman City Hall on Thursday, October 3. “There have been some big changes in Warman and a tremendous amount of growth with a lot of new families moving into this community. I feel very fortunate to have played a role in that.” Gabrysh is stepping down as Warman city manager after eight years as the administrative leader. “I definitely have some mixed feelings,” he said. “I will miss the people I work with because they’re a great team. But it’s just time for me to make a change. Things are going really well with the City of Warman. It’s going to continue growing for the foreseeable future and it’s a good time for someone else to step in to the position.” Gabrysh began his municipal administration career 25 years ago in Hague, where he and his wife Bev had owned a restaurant. After several years in the private sector owning and operating his own businesses, Gabrysh decided to move into a career of public service. He had also done a one-year stint on the Hague Village Council in the mid-1980s, so he had a pretty good idea of what he was getting into. Gabrysh was the administrator for Hague when it made the jump from village to town status. “So I became the first town administrator in Hague,” said Gabrysh. “Likewise, I’ve seen Warman go from town to city status and I became the first city manager for Warman. Those are personal accom-

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Warman City Manager Ivan Gabrysh is retiring at the end of December after a 25-year career in municipal administration, including more than eight years at the helm of city hall plishments that mean a lot to me.” Gabrysh said he decided to make the move from Hague to Warman because he was looking for a bigger challenge. “At that time, in 2005, Warman was really on the cusp of the boom,” he said. “I could see that big things were going to happen here. At the same time, the position of manager appealed to me. It was more than simply being an administrator.” But Gabrysh stressed that there is a “team effort” at city hall. “It takes a lot of people working together to make things happen,” he said. “My door has always been open to everybody anytime they need to talk to me. That’s just the way I like to do things.” One of the highlights of the last few years has been the opening of the Legends Centre.

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“Recreational facilities are very important for young families,” he said. “With the Legends Centre there’s the ice surface, the two gymnasiums and the connection to the school. It’s a focal point for the community.” The other highlight was the step up to city status. He said the celebration to mark the event one year ago provided insights into little-known aspects of the community’s history. “There is now a ‘sister city’ connection to Creede, Colorado, and that’s one of the places Bev and I want to visit when we do some travelling during retirement,” he said. Gabrysh said the move to Warman has been good for him and his family. He and wife intend to stay in the community after he officially retires on December 31 of this year.

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The City of Warman’s Legends Centre received busloads of evacuees as part of Exercise Domino: a Multi-Agency Emergency Training Operation. The operation was spearheaded by the City of Saskatoon EMO, which partnered with the City of Warman’s EMO about a year ago. The goal of the operation was to assess whether the Legends Centre is a suitable facility to house evacuees during the event of a real-life emergency. On October 7 about 100 seniors were evacuated from Parkville Manor in Saskatoon around 9:30 a.m. and transported on metro transit buses to Warman’s Legends Centre. When the first bus arrived around 11 a.m. City of Warman and Red Cross officials greeted the evacuees on each bus, counted the seniors leaving the bus and asked each evacuee to register at a desk set up by the Red Cross inside the centre. When each evacuee was registered they were told to gather in the basketball court area where they were served a meal. The se-

niors were hosted for about two hours, then re-boarded buses to return to Saskatoon. City of Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence said it was a great opportunity to practise a real life emergency situation, and see if the Legends Centre is, in fact, a suitable place to host evacuees. “I think Warman was asked to partner in this matter because of the building. The people involved in this exercise thought the Legends Centre would be good in case of an evacuation,” said Spence. “We thought it would be a good practise for us as well. We haven’t had the opportunity to have an EMO practice in many years, so it was time to see if this building would suffice.” The last time the City of Saskatoon EMO staged a largescale emergency exercise of this size was six years ago in Martensville, said Saskatoon’s Emergency Planning Director Ray Unrau. “When you look at the Calgary floods or the Slave Lake fire, really what you could be faced with in a disaster is one widespread destruc-

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Fire departments anticipate big crop of new recruits Warman Deputy Fire Chief Russ Austin is pleasantly surprised at the number of people who want to join the city’s volunteer fire department. “In 20 years of fire service and recruiting new members, I’ve never seen this kind of interest from people who want to become members,” said Austin in an interview on Thursday, October 3 at the Warman Fire Hall. “It’s unprecedented. We have so many good people applying that we can’t take them all.” The Warman Fire Department has an approved strength of 30 members. Right now, the department has 22 active members, said Austin. He added the growth in the region is the main reason for the need to increase firefighting and First Responder capacity.. “We’re blessed with not having a high turnover in the fire service, but it’s just at that point now where call volume and trying to provide service 24 hours a day with a volunteer base, means we need to hire more people. This year is likely going to be the biggest recruit class of firefighters that North Corman Park has ever had. “I’m hoping to hire five or six with this current hiring competition here in Warman, and possibly do a late spring or early summer hiring process as well.” It’s a situation that several

other fire departments in the North Corman Park Fire Chiefs Association (NCPFA) can relate to. They are also looking for recruits, and the response has been generally positive. The NCPFA is a mutual-aid organization of fire departments in Warman, Osler, Martensville, Langham and Dalmeny. The departments hold joint training sessions for new recruits beginning in early November, and alternate training locations in the various communities. Austin, who served for many years with the Martensville Fire Department before taking the full-time Deputy Fire Chief position in Warman, says with every volunteer fire department in the North Corman Park area hiring new members this fall, it could be the largest crop of recruits in many years. The hiring competition will be completed by the end of October, and on November 5, the new recruits will begin a sixmonth intensive period involving weekly training sessions to help them achieve North American standard certification for firefighters. It’s a gruelling training schedule, but Austin says the recruits are aware of what they’re signing up for. “We train all our firefighters up to the NFPA 1001 standard, which is the professional qualification for firefighters, so they do the exact same training modules that they would do at Brandon Fire College or Ver-

milion. It’s a standard that all our people have to meet.” Austin said once the new firefighters in Warman and Martensville achieve basic certification, they must take an additional 40 hour course to become certified First Responders. “Each department is responsible for administering their own fire department and first responder program, and not everyone does it the same. But each one works,” he said. “We think it’s important that all our firefighters also have that medical training so they can respond to whatever emergency situation they find themselves in.” Austin said by training together, the fire departments in the NCPFCA become familiar with each other’s equipment, and “speak the same language” when it come to tackling an emergency situation. He concluded that if a potential recruit is not accepted this fall, they are encouraged to reapply in the spring.

A fire in Martensville during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 2 resulted in serious damage to the building. Martensville Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck said the fire occurred at approximately 3:55 a.m. The Martensville Fire Department responded to smoke coming from a building located at 423 Centennial Drive North in Martensville. “We responded with two engines and 15 firefighters as well as one mutual aid fire apparatus from Warman,” said Dyck “After an aggressive interior fire attack, the fire was quickly brought under control.” Fire crews were on the scene until 6:30 a.m. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental. The cost of damage to the building and contents was estimated at approximately $200,000. No one was injured in the incident.

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Council approves funds for fire hall expansion By TERRY PUGH

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The City of Martensville has boosted its budget for a new addition to the existing Martensville Fire Hall by $20,000. Martensville City Council voted to increase the amount set aside to build the addition at its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 1. The increase was needed to accommodate unexpected costs, according to a report prepared for the council. “The fire hall expansion and retrofitting to the building has encountered delays and scope additions to (the) scope of work,” stated the report.

The problem lay in the fact the contractor was not able to match the colour of the existing siding on the building. This may result in additional siding on the front of the entire building to mask the colour change. There are also costs associated with the drilling of piles and the extension of the ventilation system which have resulted in work being done through the winter. The fire hall addition is being built to accommodate a growing fleet of vehicles, and also for equipment storage. The original budget for the project, approved earlier this year, was $160,000. With the additional funds, the budget now stands at $180,000.

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A suggestion by a Martensville resident for a community garden received conditional support from Martensville City Council at its meeting on October 1. In a presentation to council, Coralie Lennea suggested that a community garden located on municipally-owned land would provide a number of benefits to residents. “It strengthens community spirit and brings people together,” said Lennea. “It encourages families to take on a project together, it teaches kids where food comes from, and it discourages vandalism.”

Lennea suggested that if council could allocate a parcel of land about the size of the average city residential lot, that would be sufficient. She volunteered to coordinate the project. Martensville councilor Terry Kostyna said he supported the concept, but noted that civic resources were very thin and no funds could be allocated to the project. The council reached a consensus that the people interested in establishing a community garden should work with Dave Bosch, Director of Recreation, to come up with options that may allow the project to proceed next spring.

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Red Cross takes lead role tion and we never practiced that as fire, EMO or police together as one unit,” said Unrau. Unrau said some of the gaps identified on Monday included knowing how people with prior medical conditions can be assessed when being transported. Another gap Unrau said needs to be improved is the importance of radio range. Saskatoon EMO had difficulty communicating with Warman EMO officials while some of the buses were on route to Warman. Deanna Down, ERT Lead for the Canadian Red Cross, Saskatoon and area, said there are a lot of a factors involved when a facility is chosen to house evacuees during an emergency situation. In most cases the Red Cross is usually called in to administer and organize an emergency situation when a municipality’s resources are overtaxed to handle the emergency on their own. “We meet all their [evacuees] needs for food, shelter and clothing,” said Down. “Then we have personal services everything from soothers to

strollers to whatever. Quite often communities have very short notice that they are being evacuated so they don’t have time to pack, so we have to meet all those needs. We have agreements with different agencies for food, for clothing; all those agreements are set up.” Down added that when a facility is used for an emergency situation the building is closed off to the public, municipal officials, and even the media. “Once this place is set up it is their home,” she said. “It is like walking into their living room or bedroom, so the media and the general public are not allowed in the building.” The second day of the Domino exercise included a rescue phase, which was staged in several uninhabited buildings in Saskatoon’s McNab Park. According to a Saskatoon EMO press release, the RCMP’s helicopter 9 (Draganfly), the Saskatoon Police Service’s plane (Eagle 1), and a STARS air ambulance were extensively used and were highly visible throughout the day.

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Warman Library moving to Legends Centre By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

The Warman Library will have a fresh new look in a brand new location when the library reopens to the public November 1. The library, which has been located on 101 Klassen Street for 30 years, will be moving into its own space inside the Warman Community Middle School, which is connected to the Legends Centre. The library will close down for the last two weeks of this month starting October 15 to prepare for the move. Tamara Shiels, who has been the librarian at its current facility for ten years, said planning for a move has been a long time coming. Shiels said the City of Warman hired a moving truck to help them with the transition, which she said will be a huge undertaking, but it is a move she is looking forward to. “I have been here a long time so I am looking forward to new shelves, new carpet, just a whole bunch of great new stuff,” said Shiels. “We have really outgrown this facility a long time

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So here we are, another busy month for the hard working members of Warman Fire Rescue! We averaged over a call per day, continuing the pace we have come to expect in recent months. Our total number of calls responded to was 33, of which 20 were Medical / Public Assistance and 13 were Fire / Rescue related. That brings us to a yearly total of 186 calls responded to this year, and we are likely going to break the all-time number of calls record before the snow flies. With the growth in the area, that is to be expected just by the per capita statistics-even with the best efforts of the good people of Warman and area. We have also done proactive safety education reaching over 1,000 children and adults here in our great city this month, and a big thank you to our Fire Department members for volunteering so many hours of their own time to get the message out.

ago. “ In the library’s new location there will be more expanded space to allow for additional programs, comfortable seating, two circulation computers and a larger reading area for parents and children, said Shiels. When it was decided that the library would move into the Legends Centre, the library, which is part of the Wheatland Regional Library network, teamed up with the Prairie Spirit School Division. This agreement uses the resources from a municipality point of view and integrates it with technology, which means the entire community benefits, said Warman Library board member Richard Beck. Shiels said she is very excited about the partnership. “I am very much looking forward to the type of new ideas we can get by joining together; certainly having a larger collection. They have some wonderful books that I have wanted for our branch forever,” said Shiels. “We are also bringing in a lot from our collection to supplement that. It is going to have a really good collection.” Beck said he is hoping the new location will allow the library to do more community outreach programming. “There is that 400 seat theatre in the Legends Centre,” said Beck. “We are hoping to get some businesses to come down and do some seminars, and some educational program-

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Langham senior looks back on 100 years By TERRY PUGH

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Marie Penner of Langham has some words of advice for young people today. “I would say they are very, very lucky,” said Penner, who turned 100 years old on Wednesday, October 2. “They shouldn’t take things for granted. They have lots of things we never had, but they need to be respectful and kind to other people, and be good to their families.” Penner celebrated her birthday in style with her fellow residents of the Langham Senior Citizens special care home on October 2. A lifelong resident of the Langham area, Penner volunteered for many years in the care home before she herself made the move to the facility as a resident. Penner was born in Petrofka, a small commuity near Moscow, in Russia, on October 2, 1913. She spent some of her childhood years in the care of her grandparents on a farm. “My earliest memory is of my grandmother’s farm in Russia,” said Penner in an interview. “I q Marie Penner of Langham was about 3 or 4 years old, and I remember there was a stork that nested up on the roof of one of their granaries. Every year that stork laid eggs in that nest. I always asked that stork to bring us a new baby, but my aunt said I should ask the stork to bring us a cat instead.” The Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917 caused severe political upheaval throughout the

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country, and many people in the rural areas fled the country as refugees. The political troubles intensified in the 1920s under dictator Josef Stalin. In 1925, when she was twelve years old, she emigrated with her parents to Canada, where they settled first near Herbert, Saskatchewan, and later moved to the Langham area. She went to work for neighbours, cleaning homes, making meals and doing domestic work to earn money. “I didn’t know any English when I came over here,” she said. “But I learned over the years. I didn’t get much schooling because I had to work, and it was hard work. I washed clothes and washed the floors and walls, and I had to make my own soap first.” When she was in her early 20s, she married a local farmer. “He was a very good man,” she said. “He passed away about twenty years ago, and I really miss him. He worked very hard and he treated me good. We never had any children, but I was happy. I loved living on the farm.” Penner said she milked cows every morning and evening. “At first we had eight cows, but then we just had six, so it was easier,” she said. “It was enough.” She said while she worked alongside her husband, there were two jobs he wouldn’t let her do. “One was picking stones,” she said. “Our land had a lot of stones, and he picked stones every spare minute he had. But he wouldn’t let me do that work. And he wouldn’t let me clean the barn, either. He was a good husband.” Penner said she and her husband got along on very little. “We had a few dollars,” she said. “But not much. We got by.” They couldn’t afford coffee, but made their own substitute

Marie Penner of Langham celebrated her 100th birthday on October 2 by roasting wheat or barley, she said. “You got used to it.” The biggest improvement that people take for granted

these days is telephones, she said. “Now everybody has their own phone they carry around

in their pocket. In the old days, there was just one crank-handle phone on the wall, and when it rang you picked it up, but so did

eight or ten of your neighbours to listen in on your calls. There was no such thing as privacy on a party line.”

Martensville man competes in World Ironman race By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

It takes a lot of stamina to compete in an Ironman triathlon race, and Martensville resident Reg Rempel is training to take on the world. The Ironman World Championship race takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, this Saturday, October 12. The race includes a 4 kilometer Pacific Ocean swim. The next leg is an 180 kilometer bike ride on a course where temperatures reach 30 degrees and in sections participants are subjected to 60 kilometer per hour winds. The final leg of the race includes a 42 kilometer run, which includes running through black lava fields where the temperature also skyrockets.

Rempel, who switched to the 55-and under race category in the Ironman this year, decided to try the triathlon about 10 years ago so he and his wife, who is a swimmer, could participate in a sport that they could both enjoy together. The largest aspect of competing in an Ironman race is the training beforehand and finding the time to train everyday, which is essential, but often a difficult commitment for some people, said Rempel. On average there are about 30 Ironman races worldwide, said Rempel. Participants only need to qualify for one race to participate in the Ironman World Championship race. He has participated five times at national Ironman qualifiers and this

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The Warman Wolverines overcame a slow start to down the host Martensville Royals 4114 on Friday, October 4. Martensville looked promising out of the gate, leading 14-0 until midway through the second quarter. Brayden Heck got the first major when he ran for 40 yards to put the Royals ahead in the late stages of the opening quarter. Midway through the second, Reider Fee hauled in a long pass from quarterback Brody Kliewer and rambled 65 yards to provide Martensville with what looked like a comfortable cushion. But injuries to key players forced the Blue and White to shuffle their lineup and the Warman offense took full advantage of their opportunities. The Wolverines didn’t do themselves any favours in the opening two quarters, as two costly penalties negated a pair of touchdowns. It wasn’t until Warman quarterback Josh Misskey took matters into his own hands and scored on a 16 yard run late in the second quarter that the Wolverines actually got on the board. At the

intermission, the Royals led 146. But the roles were reversed after the half-time break. Warman picked up three touchdowns in the third quarter - one each by Simon Epp, Tyler Hume and Cole Balazsi. Epp recorded another major in the final quarter before the Wolverines put in their rookie backups. Jason Lindo got Warman’s final touchdown after taking a pass from backup quarterback Dominic Froese. Warman head coach Tyler Scheidt was asked after the game what the coaches said to the players during the intermission. “Off the record? Nothing nice,” Scheidt said, adding that slow starts have plagued the team all season. “Full credit to Martensville. They did some things we hadn’t seen before and it took a while to adjust.” Scheidt said the third quarter showed what the team is capable of. “I don’t know where that team was during the first half. Plus, the penalties really killed us. There are good penalties and bad penalties, and when you get two touchdowns called

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one.” Evanisky said he thought the backups did a good job, but had a big load to carry. “It’s hard for them to get thrown into the game in spots they’re not used to,” he said. “But full credit to them. They’re willing to step up and get in the game and bang heads for us, and I respect that. But we just need more bodies.” Martensville hits the road to play in Meadow Lake on Thursday, October 10 for their final regular season game. Warman also plays on the road on Thursday, October 10, taking on the Delisle Rebels in a game that will determine second place in the league. The Wolverines are 2-2 while the Rebels are 3-1. Game time is 4:00 p.m. The conference playoffs are slated for Saturday, October 19 and Warman hosts a home playoff game for the second year in a row.

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Team claws their way to impressive win in B.C. What a difference a win makes! The Saskatchewan Roughriders snapped a fourgame losing streak in fine fashion, dumping the BC Lions 3217 Friday night in Vancouver and it’s got the club feeling a whole lot better about themselves as they begin a brand new week. The win not only snapped the dreadful slide, but it instilled some much-needed confidence as the club plows down the homestretch and it also kept their dream of hosting a home playoff game in 2013 alive. With four games to go, the Riders are two wins back of Calgary for first-place in the CFL West so finishing in top spot may be extremely difficult but second-place, and homefield in the Western Semifinal, is certainly within their grasp. And make no mistake, the return of tailback Kory Sheets from a three-game absence due to a knee injury was the catalyst for the victory. Sheets finished the night with 80 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns to ignite the temporarily stagnant Rider offense. “Honestly, I think me getting hurt was a good thing,” Sheets admitted upon the team’s re-

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Clearly there was an immense sense of relief to “Reverse the Curse” but, believe it or not, there was one player who wasn’t celebrating. It was brought to my attention by a Vancouver broadcaster who popped his head in our broadcast booth as B.C. Place was emptying and said, “This Geroy thing is going to be a major distraction for you guys the rest of the way!” I gave him a puzzled look and said, “What Geroy thing?” Well, as it turns out, Rider slotback Geroy Simon left the playing field in a huff and refused all postgame interviews. The game was Simon’s first return to Vancouver since the offseason trade which landed him in Regina. That attraction drew a season-high crowd of 37,312 and Simon was honoured with a special pregame video tribute. However, he wasn’t a factor in the game, catching only

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While the Saskatoon Blades have been hard-working and competitive, they entered October with their only win being against the Prince Albert Raiders in a pre-season game played in Warman on September 14. On Tuesday, October 1 against the Red Deer Rebels the Blades had some good chances in the first half of the game but couldn’t get the puck in the net, while the Rebels made the most of their opportunities to build a 3-0 lead. The Blades battled back with goals by David Nemecek and Collin Valcourt, before the Rebels scored an empty net goal to secure a 4-2 win.

The Blades next home game was on Saturday, October 5 when they hosted the Edmonton Oil Kings, and the start followed the previous scenario as the Oil Kings got off to a 3-0 lead. On this night, though, the ending was different as Collin Valcourt began the comeback with a goal before the end of the first period. In the second period Saskatoon’s Graham Miller scored his first WHL goal on the powerplay. Nathan Burns tied the score with a shorthanded goal early in the third period, before Blades Captain Graeme Craig scored the game-winning goal at 12:59 and added an insurance goal at 15:52. Blades Coach Dave Struch

was excited the players finally got their first regular season win. He felt the team started out flat, but really rallied behind the leadership of veterans like Valcourt, Burns and Craig “They took the rest of the team on their backs in the second and third period and we owe it all to our leadership team,” said Struch. The Blades host two more games in October when they play Swift Current on Friday, October 11, and Medicine Hat on Wednesday, October 30. Start time for both games is 7:05 p.m.

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HAY-SMALL BALES. Alfalfa brome crested wheat hay mixture. Hay is under shed. $3.50 a bale. Close to Saskatoon (306) 260-7831

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METAL ROOFING, SIDING, AND TRIMS. 36” TuffRib/Low-Rib Colored 83¢/sq.ft. Galvalume 72¢/sq.ft. Largest Color Selection. Custom Trims Manufactured In-house 40 Year Warranty. Call MEL-VIEW METAL 1-306-752-4219.

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STEEL BUILDING THE GREAT SUPER SALE! 20X20 $4,070. 25X26 $4,879. 30X32 $6,695. 32X40 $8,374. 35X38 $9,540. 40X50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.

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Tour packages includes 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations and Grey Cup Tickets Nov. 21st - 25th in Regina Go online to www.dashtours.com or call Dash Tours at 1-800-265-0000 One Call & You’re There WATKINS PRODUCTS Household, health and wellness products. Famous for cinnamon pepper, vanilla, medicated ointment, cleaners. Call Independent Associate: Joan (306) 931-3716, Warman.

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Homes / Condos Homes / Condos Autos For Sale Recreational Vehicles For Sale For Sale FOR SALE: 2011 Venza, V6 10 KM South of Estevan: New 1,750 sq. ft. home on 10 Acres. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 6 appliances. Just $525,000. Call 780-554-3087 today.

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Clearwater Lake, SK, waterfront cabin for sale. 2 bedrooms, long-term lease in regional park. Private dock, beach, covered deck, boathouse, new kitchen cabinets, new flooring. $199,000. 1800-680-8580.

AWD, loaded, 40,000 kms., 1 year left on warranty. Sunset Bronze Mica in colour with beige leather interior. Asking $32,000. (306) 9556464.

FOR SALE: White 1999 Ford Tarus - PS, PW, AC, heated side mirrors, keyless entry, coded door, power trunk, 3L engine, 203,851km. Suggested repair sheet available. (306)934-6975 Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1877-796-0514. www.yourapprovedonline.com.

Indoor/not heated RV and Boat storage, located 20 minutes North of Saskatoon. $6 a linear foot per month. Call 306-239-4612

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The City of Warman invites applications for the position of

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Warman, the newest city in Saskatchewan, is a prosperous, fast growing community. Located minutes from Saskatoon, the city offers lots of amenities including excellent educational and health services along with impressive recreational facilities and parks. Reporting directly to Council, the City Manager oversees the operation of the City and its dedicated workforce of 58 employees. The City Manager is responsible for making recommendations to City Council on a broad range of policy, strategic and administrative issues and for ensuring that City Council’s directions and decisions are effectively operationalized. With Warman growing and evolving rapidly, it is critical that the City Manager build effective relationships with City Council and work collaboratively with city staff, the community, the Region and the Province to ensure that high quality services are provided to the City’s residents and other customers in a sustainable manner. The City Manager is expected to promote and demonstrate the Mission Statement, Vision and Statement of Values of the City of Warman. Preferred candidates must have completed the Local Government Administrative program or equivalent post-graduate education in municipal government and have a minimum 10 years of municipal experience. The City of Warman offers competitive wages and benefits package. Qualified applicants should forward detailed resume outlining experience, education, qualifications, references and wage expectations by mail, fax or email to: City of Warman Box 340 Warman SK S0K 4S0 Attn: Mayor Sheryl Spence Email: sheryls@warman.ca Phone: (306)933-0011 Fax: (306)933-1987 We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Well established Central Saskatchewan weekly newspaper for sale. Contact sasknewspaper@gmail.com. Serious inquiries only.

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Careers Assistant Foreman Wanted by Town of Allan To start immediately. Work directed by foreman on municipal infrastructure, facilities and equipment. To work gaining the certifications, training and experience necessary to fill in for the town foreman during absences including utilities. Must have: Valid Class 5 Drivers License, Bondable. Experience in operating various equipment an asset Water certification an asset, as well as safety training - WHMIS, etc. Wage scale from $12.00 to $25.00 based on certification and skills. Excellent benefits Please submit applications to: Administrator, Box 159, Allan, SK S0K 0C0 or townofallan@sasktel.net by Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

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5. Puddinglike dessert 6. Misfortunes 7. Ancestry 8. Fly high 9. More apathetic 10. Table part 11. Minnesota’s capital (2 wds) 12. “___ we having fun yet?” 13. “___ alive!” (contraction) 21. Colorado resort 22. Amount of hair 25. American symbol 26. “Dang!” 28. More terrible 29. Chimera 30. Jungle climber 32. Pie cuts, essentially 33. Passageway below 34. ___-relief

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CAPRICORN December 22– January 19

Skepticism eludes you, and for once, you embrace an idea whole-heartedly. Good for you, Capricorn. It’s a fabulous idea. A special date nears.

AQUARIUS January 20– February 18

Privacy is shattered when an old friend takes up residence in your home. Lend them an ear and set some boundaries. You don’t want them to get too comfortable.

PISCES February 19– March 20

Passion burns bright at home, and amazing things begin to happen. An assignment is a step up at work. Hit it with courage, conviction and zeal, Pisces.

ARIES March 21– April 19

Efforts to clean up and clear out at home begin. Not all parties are on board. Work to change that, Aries. Suspicions grow at the office. Don’t add to the fury.

TAURUS April 20– May 20

Advice given does not necessarily mean advice taken, Taurus. Say what’s on your mind and leave it be. A senior receives interesting news.

GEMINI May 21– June 21

Values change, and a principle you once clung to no longer applies. Let go, Gemini, so you can move forward. A sales tactic works in your favor.

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July 22

Concerns grow over a loved one’s situation. An intervention may be in order, Cancer. A well-written piece draws fire from more than one source.

LEO July 23– August 22

Work to foster a connection, Leo, and the relationship will grow. Tensions break at home and harmony reigns again. Take everyone out for a little fun.

VIRGO August 23– September 22

Frustration reaches an all-time high at work. A meeting proves invaluable. Lady luck smiles on a friend. Be supportive, Virgo. The lunacy at home continues.

LIBRA September 23– October 22

Fall outings bring family together. A master plan comes together at work and your responsibilities grow. Take them seriously, Libra. It’s your turn to shine.

SCORPIO October 23– November 21

Halt, Scorpio. Some thoughts should stay thoughts. Your idea may look good on paper but pan in real life. A financial matter is clarified.

SAGITTARIUS November 22– December 21

Bravo, Sagittarius! You manage to swoop in and save the day on multiple occasions this week, and someone important notices. An auto issue persists.

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION (taxpayer.com) has an opening in its Sales Division. Aggressive Commission Scale. Door to Door experience an asset. Email: national.manager@taxpayer. com or 1-800-667-7933 Ext 111. Pharmacy Manager for Wadena Drugs, Wadena, SK. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or inquiries to wadena@pharmachoice.ca, attn: Yvonne Linnen.

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Building Custodian

Challenge and Opportunity

The City of Warman is currently accepting applications/resumes for a Building Custodian Position within the Parks and Recreation and Community Services Department. There are 2 openings for a part-time casual position that will require evening and weekend work.

Louis Dreyfus is among the world’s leading commodity merchants, trading and transporting grain and oil seeds. Established in 1851, Louis Dreyfus ranks among the world’s most effective and reliable private corporations with approximately 34,000 employees in locations in 53 countries. Our international presence and our evolutionary history make Louis Dreyfus a unique career destination.

The Building Custodian is a part-time laborer position that reports directly to the Facility Maintenance Supervisor. This position is responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance of the community’s recreation facilities. The Building Custodian position requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a high school diploma or equivalence. The ability to obtain and maintain the First Aide Certificate, CPR & AED Certificate, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and take additional courses as needed and/or required would be an asset. The position will require strong personal skills, strong public relation skills and the ability to work in a self –motivated environment. General knowledge of building and grounds maintenance would also be a plus. The rate of pay for this position is $15.60 per/hr. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. To apply, please deliver your resume with cover letter to the Legends sports Complex, email: timd@warman.ca or mail to the address listed below. City of Warman c/o Tim Doell #1-701 Centennial Blvd Warman, Saskatchewan S0K 4S2 The City of Warman wishes to thank all persons that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd has openings for: Operations Manager in Glenavon, Saskatchewan and Joffre (Red Deer), Alberta In this position you will be responsible for: grading and binning of grain to CGC standards; facilitating the shipping programs; a preventive maintenance program; and operational duties of the entire facility including supervision of staff. The ideal candidate must have extensive knowledge of grading grain (CGC standards), blending grain and facility operations. Strong planning and organizational skills are required to schedule working hours and direct staff. Must have a strong understanding of the transportation industry so as to enhance shipping profits while maximizing all revenue and reducing expenses. Candidates must have agriculture experience, strong interpersonal skills, computer skills and be a team player. If you would like to work for a company that will always rise to meet new opportunities, Louis Dreyfus is the place for you. We offer competitive wages, health and retirement benefits. Submit resume with location preference specified to 500-525 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta or e-mail: barry.ralph@ldcom.com fax: (403) 205-4672, Attn: Barry Ralph. Louis Dreyfus is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and strongly supports workplace diversity.

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Satellite TV and internet installer/retail assistant. Must be able to work independently. Computer experience an asset. Must have valid drivers license. Training provided. Watrous Furniture, Box 1029, Watrous, Sask. watrous.furn.appl@sasktel.n et.

HELP WANTED: Dairy farm near Osler now hiring parttime/full-time employees for milking and general labour. Milking three times per day so some split shifts, days, nights and weekends. Call Brad Kornelius at (306) 2604904.

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Careers WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-8426581. Email: rigmove@tel us.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com.

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Sutherland Hall - 1112 Central Ave. Saskatoon, SK Furniture: Sears-O-Pedic adjustable beds 2 single or 1 king size. 4 pc. bdrm set, round drop leaf table, couch & love set, glass top coffee & end tables. Household: Thomas Kincade items, framed prints, humidifier, air conditioner. Glassware: Royal Albert dishes, Coal oil lamp, Brass Aladdin lamp. Toys: Snow White doll in box, Steam toys in box, Ford tow truck in box. Antiques, Coins and Miscellaneous items. Household Sells at 1:00 p.m., Antiques & Collectibles at 3:00 p.m., Coins to Follow.

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OCT 12 & 13 All units are available for preview and pre-sale purchase: 5 John Deere 3 Massey Harris 2 IHC and more! Just east of Pool Elevator in Aberdeen, SK. For collectors and enthusiasts alike, come out and engage with Saskatchewan’s pioneering history. CALL ERNIE @ 306-220-2191

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Required person to COOK AND CLEAN for 10-15 man road construction camp. Accommodations provided. Successful applicant will be required to travel with the construction crew. Must have valid driver’s license; safe food handling ticket; and experience in a similar environment. Send resume and two work references to: Bryden Construction, Box 100, Arborfield, Sk. S0E 0A0. Fax: 306-769-8844. Email: brydenconstruct @xplornet.ca

RENAISSANCE TRANSPORT IN BRANDON, MB requires experienced Class 1 Drivers to haul liquid fertilizer and asphalt oil within MB, SK, AB, ND, and MT. **Excellent earning potential** **Consistent home time** **Excellent benefit package** Basic requirements are: -Class 1 license with air-Acceptable driver’s abstract-Passport or FAST cardCall Tyler @ 204.571.0187 or email resume to theuchert@ renaissancetrans.ca

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Careers PUMPS & PRESSURE REQUIRES Air Wash & Lube Equipment Installers for Edmonton area. Email resume to: hr@pumpsandpressure .com or fax to 403-343-7922. Attention: Jack Tremain. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca. 780846-2231 (Office); 780-8462241 (Fax).

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS for late model CAT equip: motor scrapers (cushion ride), dozers, excavators, rock trucks, graders (trim operators). Camp job. Competitive wages plus R & B. Valid drivers license req’d. Send resume and work references to: Bryden Construction and Transport Co. Inc. Box 100, Arborfield, Sk. S0E 0A0; email: brydenconstruct@xplornet.ca Fax: 306-769-8844

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Input sought on mineral refinery of fine to medium grained sand mixed with clay, silt and rock that lies about 18 meters deep underground. This aquifer is used locally as a source of raw water by both landowners and the Town of Langham. Most of the concerns raised by critics of the SMPP focus on the potential for excessive drawdown of the aquifer levels, as well as the possibility of contamination of groundwater caused by leaching of waste materials from the refinery. During the past two years, Fortune Minerals has re-evaluated its potential water usage for the SMPP, and now indicates the operation would require 35 per cent less water than first predicted. The volume of water the company says it needs is 36 cubic meters per hour in normal operation, with 52 cubic meters per hour during the start-up phase. The company also indicates it has redesigned the facility to maximize the recycling of process water prior to disposal. The public review process opened on Saturday, October 5 and will close on December 6.

Saskatchewan wages continue upward Saskatchewan workers continue to be rewarded with higher wages, according to a report on average weekly earnings released by Statistics Canada today. For the month of July, average weekly earnings in the province were $939.58, the second highest in the nation and well above the Canadian average of $914.25. “In our new Saskatchewan, people are prospering as a result of better employment opportunities and the lowest unemployment in the country,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “It provides people with more job options and leads to higher paying positions.” There was a 1.3 per cent increase in wages on a year-over-year basis, the third highest percentage increase among the provinces. Nine industries had increases, with the highest growth rates in services such as repair and maintenance at 13.9 per cent, construction at 9.1 per cent, and administration and support up 7.8 per cent. “Those higher wages are not only helping to improve the quality of life of the people of Saskatchewan, but are also a major contributor to economic growth,” Boyd said. “Record job numbers, low unemployment, growing population and higher wages are all supporting Saskatchewan’s economic success.”


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Aberdeen’s Dexter Hoeber hauls in a successful 4th quarter convert in the back of the endzone

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Aberdeen gives Outlook the blues By WAYNE SHIELS

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The Aberdeen Crusaders picked up a valuable road win, defeating the Outlook Blues 57-33 on Thursday, October 3. The Blues opened the scoring when quarterback Ryder Friesen ran for a touchdown. Aberdeen tied the game before the end of the first quarter as quarterback Ryan Maruschak scored on a 9-yard run. Maruschak increased the lead to 18-6 with TD passes to Dexter Hoeber and Brett Gareau. Outlook scored on a TD pass to Jason McPherson and made the score 18-14 with a successful dropkick on the convert. The teams exchanged majors as Aberdeen’s Mack Medernach scored on a 31-yard run with 1:05 left in the half and Outlook responded when Ryan Larocque threw a TD pass to Friesen with seconds remaining. Unsuccessful converts on those touchdowns resulted in a 24-20 half time lead for Aberdeen. The Crusaders had the only score in the third quarter as Maruschak scored on a 1 yard QB sneak. A pass to Dexter Hoeber on the convert

made the score 31-20. Madernach scored early in the fourth quarter on a 9-yard pass and then completed the convert on a pass and run play. Aberdeen’s defence came up big as they forced a fumble at mid-field and the offence were able to score on the resulting drive as Maruschak was successful on another 1-yard sneak. Maruschak then hit Hoeber in the back of the endzone on the convert. Outlook scored on a long pass and run play to Friesen but Aberdeen responded as Medernach scored on a 74-yard run. Outlook’s Ryan Larocque then ran the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown. Mederach scored on another TD run to make the score 57-23 and the defence closed the game as A.J. Rettger intercepted the ball with just seconds remaining on the clock. Aberdeen coach Justin Olnhoff was very pleased with the game and the effort of his team. “It was a tough fought game. These were two small squads. We brought 12 players, they had 14 on their bench. Both teams went out and played their best and our boys came away with the win.”


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sand base in the Dalmeny rink also has its share of challenges because of the unevenness of the base, said Gordon. “It usually takes one hour, sometimes it takes two because the sand is so dry. It usually takes about 30 floods before we can paint. We started last Thursday and we are still hoping to be flooding by next weekend.” When all is said and done, Gordon explained that the ice will be about one-and-a-half to two inches thick when compete. When Gordon applied for a volunteer position with the Sochi Olympic Games in January, he wasn’t expecting to be accepted. “Out of the 250,000 volunteer applicants only 25,000 are actually going to be able to go to Sochi and I am one of them.” Gordon added that his food and accommodations will be paid for at the games. The only expense he needs to cover – aside from spending money – will be the airfare to Russia and back. There are four national curling ice-making levels; Gordon is currently a level two and is hoping with his international experience to be one of the toplevel icemakers in the years to come.

the brine lines (the cooling line or refrigerant system that goes to the ice surface of the ice) ended the club’s season in 2011. Slack said shortly after that problems were discovered with the compressor in the hockey rink, which is next to the curling rink. The history of the Dalmeny Curling Club goes back to the early 1980s. Artificial ice was also introduced around this time. “Artificial ice was a big thing then. The town ran the plant until the mid 2000s. At that time they built a new hockey arena and the brine line was connected from the curling rink to the hockey rink,” said Slack. Slack explained that the brine line was connected this way as a cost saving measure because membership was dwindling in the club and the costs were rising for an independent plant. The brine line between rinks ran that way for about six years until serious leaks in the brine line coming from the curling rink caused the town to make the decision to shut the brine line off in 2011. Slack said the town was looking into getting the brine lines tested that year, but later decided not to because fixing the line and hooking it back up to the compressor in the hockey rink would overload the compressor. In 2012 the

town replaced the compressor in the hockey rink, which prompted Slack to see if the town could help the club resurrect its 2013 season. Slack said at first there was some reluctance because of the preceived lack of membership interest. “We got together and petitioned the town and told the town it was a use it or lose it situation,” said Slack. “The town was very supportive. We got about 400 signatures. We presented it to town council and they agreed to go forward with the repairs and reopen the rink.” This spring the town fixed the brine lines at the curling club at a cost of $20,000, said Slack. “There is about a 200 yard distance between the two buildings. So they excavated the entire line. It was a tough decision for council, but we were very thankful that they did. Everybody supported us on that.” Slack said Town of Dalmeny administrator Shelley Funk played an integral role in helping the club reopen this year. “It was a process to find out the right thing to do and decide whether investment in curling going forward is going to provide a return,” said Funk. “It is more about what the right use of the building is and how it fits into the culture of the community.”

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For the seond time this season, the Delisle Rebels put on a show under the lights for their hometown fans, downing the visiting Kindersley Kobras 44-2 on Friday, October 4. “These night games are great for the community,” said Rebels head coach Ken Byers after the game. “For the players, it’s ‘Friday Night Lights.’ They’re living the dream, hanging out with their best freinds in their small town. It’s a cool experience for everybody.” After the club’s annual night game on September 27, a local business stepped up to cover the cost of the light rentals, and volunteers in the area made sure it happened again. The Delisle Fire Department even got in on the act, shooting fireworks every time the Rebels scored a converted touchdown. Despite the lopsided score, the Kobras actually put up a tough fight. It was a scoreless game through the first quarter until the final two minutes,

Hanley beats LCBI The Hanley Sabers continued their winning ways last week, rolling over LCBI (Outlook) 36-30 in a hard-fought game on Friday, October 4. Both teams scored early, but Hanley led 30-16 at the half. “We had many long plays and a couple of touchdowns called back due to penalties,” said Hanley coach Mark Anderson. “We really struggled in that area of the game.” The Sabers are looking to continue their perfect record heading into the final game of the regular season. They host Gull Lake on Thursday, October 4 in a battle of unbeaten teams. Game time is 4:00 p.m. in Hanley.

when Delisle finally registereded a major. The Kindersley defense accounted for the Kobras’ only scoring, forcing the Rebels to concede a two-point safety in their own end zone midway through the second quarter, making the score 7-2 for Delisle. Delisle scored late in the second quarter, and added another just before the half to give Delisle a 21-2 lead. The Rebels added two more touchdowns in the third quarter, plus a field goal and major in the fourth to round out the scoring. Dane Arnsten was a workhorse for the Rebels, accounting for three touchdowns and much of their offensive punch. Quarterback Kyle Richardson, Torrin Schumacher and Sam Michnik registered the other Delisle touchdowns. “Dane’s a beast,” said Byers. “A couple years ago Logan Frohaug was our big offensive threat. This year it’s Dane. He’s a nice weapon to have, but we

try not to over-use him.” Byers said despite the Rebels’ 3-1 record, which has them solidly in second place behind the Meadow Lake Spartans, there’s still room for improvement heading into the final regular season game and the playoffs. “We have one more regular season game against Warman, and that will be a test,” he said. “If we win that one we’ll lock up second place and have a home playoff game, but we have to clear up some mental errors if we expect to get further in the playoffs. We can’t afford penalties at this stage of the season.” Delisle hosts Warman on Thursday, October 10 in Delisle. Game time is 4:00 p.m.

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The Chiefs made the move from Saskatoon to Delisle six years ago, but this year, the growing town about 40 kilometers southwest of Saskatoon really feels like home. The Delisle Chiefs celebrated the opening of their new dressing room on Thursday, October 3. The dressing room, attached to the Delisle Arena, is a stand-alone structure that was moved to the site last year. After countless hours of volunteer labour, plus lots of financial help from corporate sponsors, individuals and groups in the community, it was finally ready for occupancy just as the new season got underway. “The players and coaches finally have a place they can call home,” said Wes Noon, one of the owners of the team. “It’s really going to make a difference to this hockey club in so many ways.” The building was originally an office used by Bayer Crop Science in Rosthern. It was donated to the Chiefs after the team’s head coach, Dave Norris, approached the company to see if it was available. The building was moved to its current location in 2012, but it needed to be completely gutted and redesigned to fit the needs of the Junior B hockey club. Team owners Wes Noon, Gordy Ouellette and Geoff Peakman, along with Norris and other volunteers with the team, spent countless hours demolishing the interior and salvaging fixtures. Anything that could be re-used was either incorporated into the new layout, donated to the

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Chiefs split season opening games The Delisle Chiefs lifted the lid on the new Prairie Junior Hockey League (PJHL) regular season last weekend by splitting a pair of games at home. The Blue and Gold came out on the wrong end of a 6-1 score against the Saskatoon Quakers on Friday, October 4, but rallied back to edge the visiting Ochapowace Thunder 5-3 on Sunday, October 6. Rook-

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SREDA Trade Investment Mission Update It’s been an exciting year for the SREDA International Investment Attraction program. On July 8th, SREDA attended and organized a second Investment Mission to China. The objectives of the two missions were to inform and to promote investment from abroad to the Saskatoon Region. We are quite proud of the work we have started in China, and as a follow-up to our April Mission, SREDA was on hand in Beijing for the announcement of the formation of a new Potash development project for Saskatchewan. The Merger of Canada Potash Corp. and Gensource Potash of Saskatoon. The merger will culminate in a new solution mine development worth upwards of $3 billion once fully built. The second leg of our trip took us to three other Cities (Chonqching, Hanghou, and Shanghai) , promoting the Saskatoon Regional Advantages and supporting the efforts of Brightenview International (known as the Dundurn Megamall). We had an opportunity to present to over 300 interested investors during the course of the trip.

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