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Wildlife regulations amended to target problem animals The Ministry of Environment has amended The Wildlife Regulations, 1981 to allow landowners the ability to protect their property from ravens without requiring a permit. Further amendments will designate the wolf as a big game species, which will allow hunters to target problem animals. In addition, three more regulations will see changes, which

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Use caution, common sense with controlled burns: deputy fire chief ter could soak into the ground quite quickly,” he said. “We’ll just have to watch and see how There may still be snow on it plays out.” He noted that the ground, but it’s a lot driwhile the top layers of the soil, er than it looks, and conditions which includes most of the are ripe for grassfires, accordflammable organic matter, are ing to Warman Deputy Fire dry, the subsoil is generally Chief Russ Austin. still waterlogged. In an interview on Thursday, “The subsurface moisture is April 2, Austin pointed out that still there, definitely,” he said. a grassfire in the Wanuskewin “It makes a little difficult to get area in Corman Park just north vehicles into the field to fight of Saskatoon during the evea stubborn grassfire in a stubning of Wednesday, April 1 was ble field or a bushfire in a coubrought under control quicklee because a 30,000 pound fire ly, but it had truck is obviousthe potential ly going to sink to get out of pretty quick in the hand. mud.” “There’s ac Austin said the tually not a Warman Fire Delot of moispartment, and ture on the most other comsurface of the munity fire deground right partments have now,” said specially-designed Austin. “With four-wheel drive the grassfire vehicles for grasslast night, the fires. The trucks dry stubble can carry up to was sticking 400 gallons of waup through ter in tanks and the snow, and have 250 feet of the fire was booster lines. literally burn “But the key ing overtop to fighting grassof the snowfires is to have banks. It just enough bodies on jumped from the ground, and q Warman Deputy sound tactics,” one dry stalk to anothFire Chief Russ Austin said Austin. “With er and travall the industrielled over the snow, melting the al and residential development snow as it went along. That’s in Corman Park, it doesn’t how dry it is out there. We got take much to turn a grassfire a bit of melting a few weeks ago into an urban-interface fire and the stubble and grass have that threatens buildings and been drying in the wind ever homes.” Where it used to be a since.” fire in a farmers’ back 40, now The Warman Fire Departit’s on the edge of a town or city ment was called in to assist the in no time.” Saskatoon Fire Department in CONTROLLED BURNS battling the short-lived blaze Austin acknowledged that near Wanuskewin Road. spring is a time when many Austin said while conditions are dry, “it’s not fire ban weath- farmer and acreage owners undertake controlled burns on er yet” and the North Corman their property to burn garbage, Park Fire Chiefs Association stubble or cattails. He said as will continue to monitor condilong as there are no fire bans in tions closely. place, these burns are permit “If we get double digit temperatures next week, and CONTINUED ON PAGE 21 there’s a lot of melting, the waUse caution when burning By TERRY PUGH

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The South Saskatchewan River is an important source of water for many communities in the prairies

Heritage designation sought for river By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin (PSRB) is looking for support from municipalities and other provincial groups to designate the South Saskatchewan river as a Canadian Heritage River. During the March 17 Corman Park Council meeting a designation request from the SaskRivers Canadian Heritage River steering committee, which is overseeing the project on behalf of PSRB was brought up for discussion. Council received the Canadian Heritage River Designation Draft Legacy Document on August 2013, which includes information on the importance of the Saskatchewan River, the nomination process, designation process as well as cultural heritage, natural heritage and recreation recommendations for the river. At a recent Saskatchewan Association for Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention SaskRivers Canadian Heritage River consultant John Vandall approached RM of Corman Park councillors Ken Beauchemin and Sherry Mervold to see if the RM will support the designation. Mervold, who represents Di-

vision 2 in the RM of Corman Park, said she was a bit leery of how far the project will reach out onto riverbanks along the Saskatchewan River. “In the Legacy draft document they say areas of interest are the river, the valley slopes, valley landscapes and immediate uplands of historic and architectural sites,” said Mervold. “It is one thing to say we are making the Saskatchewan a historical river site and another to say we are reaching onto private property along the river. I think we need to study this document a lot more.” Division 3 Councilor David Fox questioned the value of this designation to the RM of Corman Park and the motives of the SaskRivers Canadian Heritage River Steering Committee. He wondered if the request for RM support was really a request for money to make the Saskatchewan River more of a tourist attraction. Fox said instead there should be more focus on protecting the water flow in the Saskatchewan River as well as the quality of water. Judy Harwood, reeve of Corman Park agreed. “We all know that water is gold and it will be more golden as we move forward and try

to get fresh water and usage of it,” said Harwood. “When you get into dry years everyone is pulling water out of the river and it is a concern for some watersheds.” Vandal said the concept of designating the South Saskatchewan River as a heritage river has been around for two years. He said the river received federal approval for a heritage river nomination in May 2012. The final draft of the legacy document due for tabling in May 2014 will include a management plan as to what might happen if the river is designated. In order for the river to receive a national designation it has to be supported provincially. Already the committee has about 50 individuals and organizations, which includes municipal councils, supporting the South Saskatchewan River as a heritage river. Vandal said the purpose of designating the river is to raise the profile of the river nationally and inform people locally how important the river has been to the province. He said there are currently 38 rivers designated across the country as heritage rivers. It is also important to recognize new recreation and tour-

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ism opportunities that would be associated with the increased use of the river, said Vandal Vandal said the Saskatchewan is over 1000 km long so it could involve a greater level of use. This increased tourism and recreation use would include protecting water quality, which he assumes the Water Security Agency will play a dominant role. One of the concerns for Division 7 Councilor Joanne Janzen is whether a designation would require setbacks for proposed developments along the Saskatchewan River. Vandal said that a designation shouldn’t impact on private land owners. “What we want to do is if there is a greater use demand by the public then people would be directed to where it is appropriate,” said Vandal. “If private land owners want people to use the river on their land then hopefully appropriate uses would be in place and nothing would be done without their involvement.” RM Councilors indicated they want to see the final draft of the Legacy document before deciding whether to support heritage designation of the South Saskatchewan River.

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SaskPower is in the initial stages of awarding contracts for the Saskatoon Area Reinforcement (SAR) project, and construction on the transmission line and towers should begin in a few weeks, according to SaskPower Environmental Issues Management Supervisor Bernie Bolen. In an interview on Thursday, April 3, Bolen said the contractor taking on the project has been named, and the contracts are set to be signed once the fine print is finalized. “By late April, they should be out on the ground doing some foundation work,” said Bolen. “Different sections of the proj-

ect are packaged a little differently. Aberdeen to Martensville station is one section, from Martensville to the connection where the line ties into the Saskatoon system is another section.” Bolen noted that work on the Martensville switching station is well-advanced, with much of the electrical equipment in place in the new building, located near the Martensville wastewater lagoon. “Initially we thought the contractor would be able to get started last fall, but unfortunately it didn’t happen on schedule due to weather and other factors,” he said. “Things have been pushed back a bit, but by late April, construction should be ready to start.”

The SAR project was announced by SaskPower in 2010, and is intended to upgrade the capacity of the transmission lines serving the Saskatoon area. Currently, all power to the Saskatoon area is routed through the Queen Elizabeth Power Station in the south end of Saskatoon. Once the SAR project is completed, the north end of Saskatoon, as well as the fast-growing communities of Martensville and Warman, as well as several potash mines will receive electricity generated at a hydroelectric dam in northeast Saskatchewan. The addition of several new switching stations and substations will ensure more reliable power and make the system less prone to periodic outages, ac-

Road weight restrictions now in effect By TERRY PUGH

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A number of rural municipalities in the area have implemented spring weight restrictions on their roads. The weight restrictions, which were announced by the provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, came into effect on April 4 and will likely remain in place until at least May 16. The RMs of Corman Park, Aberdeen, Vanscoy, Blucher, Dundurn, Montrose, Eagle Creek, Rosthern and Laird are all subject to spring road redraggins poster_11x17.qxp_Layout 1 2014-03-04 8:38 AM Page 1 strictions, according to the provincial order.

Several provincial highways are also subject to spring restrictions. Highways in the region include: * Highway 27 from the Junction with Highway 2 to Aberdeen; * Highway 45 from 8 kilometers south of Swanson to Delisle; * Highway 211 from the Junction with Highway 11 to Blackstrap; * Highway 212 from the Junction with Highway 11 to Fort Carlton Park; * Highway 305 from 1.5 kilometers west of the Junction with Highway 11 to the Junction with Highway 12;

* Highway 310 from the Junction with Highway 16 to the Junction with Highway 5; * Highway 376 from Asquith to the Junction with Highway 40. Road restrictions are also in place for the Hepburn Access, Waldheim Access, Laird Access and Bradwell Accss Roads. The load limit on those roads is 8,000 kgs. The restrictions do not apply to emergency vehicles, buses, farm equipment and Ministry of Highways vehicles and municipal maintenance equipment when conducting maintenance or accessing sites on or along the restricted highways.

cording to SaskPower. SaskPower intends to complete as much of the SAR project as possible by the end of 2014. In addition to the new switching station and substation north of Saskatoon in the Martensville area, there will also be a new switching station northeast of Saskatoon in the Aberdeen area; a 230 kV transmission line connecting these two stations, a 230 kV transmission line from the new Aberdeen switching station to the existing Wolverine switching station, and a 138 kV transmission line connecting the Martensville substation to the City of Saskatoon. A series of engineering studies and public consultations took place over the past several years in an effort to determine the optimum locations and routes for the switching stations and transmission lines.

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Langham hosts satellite meeting for Affinity Credit Union AGM By SELA BALZER

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Affinity Credit Union members gathered at the Community Hall in Langham on Tuesday, April 2 to participate via intenet hookup in the credit union annual general meeting in the. The meeting, for the second consecutive year, was held in Saskatoon and was broadcast live via webcast to Langham as well as nine other communities. Once having officially registered as a member, or visitor, Langham attendees were invited to partake of the delightful array of appetizers, which had been prepared by Marilyn Dunne and Maureen Kinch, as they waited for the meeting to begin. Local District Chair Peter Block, Waldheim, introduced the 2013 District 7 delegates present as well as the three new delegates. Retiring delegates Joe Kasahoff and Juli-Ann Wriston were given the opportunity to speak; Kasahoff was appreciative of the fact that he was one of the founding members back in 1960 and felt it was time to pass on the opportunity to the younger generation. Wriston said she had enjoyed the time she spent with the Credit Union as a delegate and learned that it was truly about people, she urged everyone to mentor the younger generation as they will be our future leaders. Evelyn Kasahoff was introduced as the representative for District 7 on the Affinity Board. Block then called on Diane Tracksell, who in turn introduced the Langham staff assisting at the registration table and the scrutineers for the evening.

The Live webcast began precisely at 7:06 with John Lagimodier chairing the meeting, Lagimodier entertained everyone with his personal ‘hole – in-one’ golf story before official opening the meeting with words of welcome and introduction of the VIP’s present at the Saskatoon location and followed up by reading the names of all twenty-two 2013 Board members. He gave instruction in regards to the green ‘yes’ and red ‘no’ cards each member had received in their package and also asked that everyone please fill out the evaluation form in the kit as well. Mark Wayne read the official notice of the AGM. The count of attendees at all 10 locations was 635 members and 23 visitors. It was noted that a quorum was present. Motions of accepting the Agenda, and one of allowing visitors to participate in the meeting but not vote were made and accepted by way of a vote. The Directors’ reports consisted of Board President, Scott Flavel, affirming that 2013 was another memorable year in the history of Affinity Credit Union. He spoke proudly of the enhanced Mission, Vision, and Value statement the Board had developed which brought balance and value-added perspectives to ‘our reason for being’: Build a better world for everyone, every day by enabling members and communities to invest in one another. He concluded by saying, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to recognize Chief Executive Officer, Mark Lane, our senior leadership team and our 965 employees for their continued commitment to the credit union and for the critical role they played in embracing an-

other great year of change and success. Finally to our members, thank you for supporting your local credit union in each of our communities across the province and for the trust you have placed in us as your financial institution of choice.” Mark Lane in his Management report stated 2013 to be a year in which members, employees and elected officials embraced change within the CU and, through their combined support and commitment, helped to shape a very successful and memorable year. He touched on subjects of Financial Strength, Community Building, Employee Growth, and Innovation and concluded with Future, saying, “In the years ahead, we will continue to embrace the changes that help us meet our objectives and deliver significant value to our members. We are confident that we are moving in the right direction. As always, we welcome feedback on how we can improve products and services and make a difference in our members’ communities every day.” The Financial Report was given by Lise de Moissac, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lise affirmed that the provincial market reach for traditional banking services and insurance services was significantly expanded in 2013 through partnership with Muenster, Broadview, Colonsay, Spectra and Advantage credit unions. The key financial drivers were growth of the balance sheet and return on capital. The Auditor’s report was given by Kurt Wagnar from Deloitte. Wagnar stated, “In our opinion, the summary consol-

idated financial statements derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of the Credit Union for the year ended December 31, 2013 are a fair summery of those consolidated financial statements, on the basis described in the note to the summary consolidated financial statements.” Merna Bentley made a motion to have Delloit and Touche as auditors for the current year. Motion was passed. John Lagimodier then read the list of Bylaws (listed on a package insert) which were resolved to be amended. A motion was made by Brandi TracksellSampson to approve the special resolution to adopt the by-laws as amended. Motion carried. Door prize winners included: Don Milne and Bev Turgeon , who won the Portfolio and gift bag; the four $50.00 bills going to Joe Kasahoff, Sela Balzer, Bob Izsak and Doyle Wiebe.

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Higher minimum wages not best answer to reduce poverty By JOCK FINLAYSON

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Proposals to boost the minimum wage have been drawing attention on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. In January, U.S. President Barack Obama called for lifting the U.S. federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Since 2011 several American states and cities have increased minimum wages in their jurisdictions. In Canada, five provinces are raising their minimum wages in 2014 (Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland). Ontario is taking the biggest step, hiking the minimum wage to $11.00 an hour and indexing it to the Consumer Price Index going forward. Are higher statutory minimum wages an effective way to improve the economic well-being of low- to moderate-income workers and families? Will some businesses respond to escalating minimum wages by shedding jobs? These questions have been extensively studied by academic economists in the past decade. Overall, the research yields mixed results. Clearly, a rise in the minimum wage is positive for the lowest paid employees who experience no changes in their hours, benefits, or working conditions after the fact. Other workers, whose wages are slightly above the current minimum, are also likely to enjoy a pay bump. But basic economic logic and intuition suggest that any increase in labour costs, absent offsetting gains in productivity or additional business revenues, will prompt some employers to lay off workers, reduce hours, and/or find other ways to economize on the use of labour (for example, by investing in labour-saving technology). It follows that at least some businesses affected by a higher minimum wage can be expected to trim their payrolls and adjust their hiring practices. Many will also seek to pass on any increase in labour costs to their customers via higher prices for the goods or services they sell. Most economists who have studied the topic agree that small, periodic adjustments to the minimum wage don’t have much impact on the demand for labour. But larger increases are another matter. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which is the non-partisan research arm of the U.S. Congress, Obama’s proposal to push the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour could cost up to one million jobs (although the CBO’s central estimate is closer to 500,000 lost jobs). The good news is that many millions more low-wage workers would see higher earnings under the President’s policy, and the total income accruing to U.S. workers would undoubtedly rise. However, the CBO says that only one-fifth of the beneficiaries of the President’s plan live in households with the lowest incomes. And a higher minimum wage can make it harder for low-skilled and entry-level workers to gain a foothold in the job market. This suggests that a higher minimum wage may not be the best instrument to address poverty or the incidence of low paid employment. Still, it is one way to improve incomes for workers who are paid at or near the statutory minimum. For that reason alone it remains an appealing option in the eyes of some economists and policy analysts. There is no reason to believe that the effects of a rising minimum wage on the demand for labour will be uniform across jurisdictions or time periods; much depends on the context. If the minimum wage has been frozen for many years, a modestly higher one is unlikely to result in many lost jobs. If the minimum wage is already set at a relatively high level - say at 55 or 60 per cent of the average industrial wage - then raising it further may create strong incentives for employers to alter their business practices to reduce the use of labour. One alternative to higher minimum wages is an earned income tax credit (EITC) that uses the tax system to increase the economic benefits of employment for lower-income workers. Experience in the United States has shown that an EITC can be helpful in reducing poverty and providing a minimally acceptable income to families with low-wage workers. The U.S. government now spends twice as much on the EITC as it does on welfare programs. The Canadian government’s Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) is a scaled back version of the American EITC; the Canada Revenue Agency’s web site describes it as “a refundable tax credit intended to provide tax relief for eligible working low-income individuals and families . . .” It is time to consider expanding the WTIB to increase the economic returns from employment for relatively low-paid workers.

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Take Highways Minister Don McMorris’s recent announcement of a pilot project that will convert thin-membrane surface (TMS) paved highways into supergrid roads that will better accommodate heavy oil tanker and grain haul traffic. It’s a very good idea. The idea of these “supergrids”, which are wider and stronger grids capable of withstanding the heavier truck traffic than thin membrane surface (TMS) or regular grid roads, was unveiled in the March 19 budget. “What we’re doing is we’re starting more or less from scratch and we’re engineering the road to be a strong base that will carry primary weight,” McMorris explained. The new initiative will be-

cash and deal with the debt left behind by the Progressive Conservatives. This was around 1993, when then-NDP Highways Minister Berny Wiens first contemplated “turning highways back to gravel”. You also might remember the vehement opposition at the time, strictly based on the notion that this would be a step backwards. Admittedly, the talk at the time from the NDP government wasn’t about a better alternative to the TMS highways. It was just a bad idea in the first place that showed little foresight. Many will also remember that period as one where rural Saskatchewan was already angry with the then Roy Romanow government for breaking the Gross Revenue Insurance Plan (GRIP) contracts with farmers and closing 52 rural hospitals. So even if Wiens had a better, bolder plan at the time, rural Saskatchewan was certainly in no mood to listen. But maybe that’s one of the big problems in this province; one of the things that held Saskatchewan back for so many years. Yes, rural Saskatchewan has

ample reason to criticize the New Democratic government of the past. By the end of its 16year run, the NDP felt no need to either field serious candidates or campaign in the rural areas. But we all know that rural Saskatchewan has never looked to the NDP, or any governing party in Regina, for that matter, for its leadership. Surely, sometime in the 16 years of NDP leadership or the last seven years of Sask. Party governance, someone from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities could have championed an idea like supergrids. And, surely, any government would have supported such an idea, if it saved costs. But as big a problem as it is to get governments to listen, getting local leadership to think beyond the confines of a township might be an even bigger problem. And in a growing, changing province, we do need to think differently. Unfortunately, as has been the case with the supergrids, we are sometimes just spinning our wheels.

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gin with two pilot projects totalling about 37 kilometres. This includes 31 kilometres of Highway 361 from the junction of Highway 9 east to Alida and 5.5 kilometres of Highway 47 about 20 kilometres north of Stoughton. Oil tankers have been particularly brutal on these roads. “It’s been in bad shape for about 20 years and it’s getting worse and worse,” Dennis Hull, councillor for the RM of Alida, recently told reporters. Costing about $400,000 a kilometre, that will total $14.8 million for the 37 kilometres. Supergrids are about half the normal paving cost. If successful, McMorris suspects a much higher portion of the provincial highways budget; $664.5 million in 2014-15, will be going to supergrids in the future. And given that both Manitoba and Alberta have already had success with supergrids, there`s every reason to believe they will be successful. But all this begs another important question: Why wasn’t this done before? Well, you may recall that there were similar notions put forward 20 years ago by an NDP government desperate to save

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be coming out of the woodwork claiming the same issue with their children. It makes we wonder if we are experiencing a transgender revolution? The image of men in dresses, sorry women, holding out picket signs in front of government buildings comes to mind. I don’t think we are there yet, but if the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission decides in favour of legally changing the sexual status of our children what’s next? Now I don’t mean to offend the Johnnies who want to be Julies. That is their right, as painful as that sounds. As a media scribe myself why do we give so much attention to a story like this in the media. Is it controversial? Yes. Will it change how we look at transgendered people, as if we haven’t looked at them strangely enough? Most definitely. My point in writing this column has nothing to do with

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bullying, sexual orientation or anything else. I really don’t care. As a parent there are huge ethical questions to consider. How much credit do we give to kids who feel their sex has cheated them. On the other hand, how much are kids’ decisions influenced by parents? Maybe that is the real problem here. It is not easy being a parent. Feeding them, helping them with their homework, driving them to their activities, then the adolescence period every parent dreads; the story of the birds and the bees. Do we now have to change that story to the birds and the bees and the Sharons who want to be Steves? I am sure there are parents out there who may have concerns that their son is more interested in Barbie and her camper than playing with his Tonka trucks. We create the socially ac-

ceptable ways to raise girls and boys. Boys are supposed to wear blue and play with trucks while girls wear pink and play with dolls. It just seems to be a little immature to me and I should know. I grew up with two older sisters, so hand-me-downs sucked. My mother always used to pawn off my sister’s jeans, telling me they were unisex and that boys and girls can wear them. “No they are not mom. They have pink down the side so they are for girls!” I was 13-years-old when that happened to me. Not sixyears-old. If I was six I probably wouldn’t have cared. Kids go through phases, sometimes boys may act a little feminine and girls may act tomboyish. If kids still feel the same way and still want to go through the legal and sexual change, leave that decision until they are older and mature to make such a life altering choice.

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Lifelong Mountie

Missing Osler man located

RCMP Central District Commander draws on nearly four decades of experience By TERRY PUGH

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With 38 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) service under his belt, Superintendent Darcey Davidson just chuckles at the notion of retirement. “Not in the cards,” said the 60-year-old District Commander for the RCMP’s Central District in a recent interview. “I enjoy my work. Sure, there are always challenges and issues to deal with, but it’s always rewarding. Looking back, the good times outweigh the bad by far. It’s something I’d do over again, absolutely.” Born and raised in Russell, Manitoba, the self-described “prairie boy” who grew up in a family with nine sisters and one brother, said he always wanted to be a Mountie. “There’s just something about police work that’s always appealed to me from an early age,” he said. His son, an eight-year veteran of the RCMP, is following in his footsteps. “It’s become a family tradition,” he said. Davidson started out as a special constable 38 years ago in the Regina area before becoming a regular RCMP member in 1980. He was transferred back to Manitoba and then “bounced around different detachments, mostly in the north,” an experience common to many RMCP officers. “I really like the northern

communities,” said Davidson. “They’re smaller communities, and you get to know the people there and they get to know you. Plus, I really love the outdoors; the hunting and fishing and all that goes with it. The north really attracted me that way. Plus my wife is a northern girl, so that didn’t hurt.” Davidson returned to Saskatchewan in 1998 and served in the centralized training unit at RCMP Depot in Regina, coordinating courses for immigration, passports, customs and excise. A year later, he was promoted and transferred to his hometown of Russell, Manitoba, where he became detachment commander for three and a half years. It was during his tenure there that an incident occurred which shook the entire detachment and which still haunts him. RCMP Constable Dennis Strongquill, a member of his detachment, was murdered during a routine traffic stop outside Russell. “That was probably one of the worst experiences I’ve had to deal with,” said Davidson. “But it’s something you just have to work through.” From Russell, Davidson was transferred to Dauphin and later to Thompson, where he was commander of the city’s municipal RCMP detachment. Three and a half years later he was posted as commander in an amalgamated RCMP detachment serving the Alberta communities of Hobbema, Cam-

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RCMP Central District Commander Darcey Davidson rose, Bashaw and Ponoka. He was promoted to District Commander for Central Saskatchewan (one of three districts – South, Central and North - each with their own District commander) and now oversees a total of 24 RCMP detachments across the central part of the province stretching from Lloydminster in then west, Foam Lake in the east, Osler in the north and Craik in the south. He works with a district management team that includes an Inspector and three Staff Sergeants. “We make sure all the detachments are meeting expectations as far as policing within the communities they serve,” said Davidson. “If there are any issues, whether they’re internal or external, we’ll resolve them as thoroughly and as quickly as we can. It all comes into our office, and my desk is the last stop. We deal with personnel issues, policing issues, financial matters, everything.” Davidson likened his role to

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Police have located a man reported missing Friday morning, April 4. Warman RCMP say that 31-year-old Daniel Ruskin of Osler was found in the area of Vermilion, Alberta on Sunday, April 6. Ruskin was reported missing after he did not return home from his place of work in Hague on April 3. Last contact with Ruskin was with his wife on April 3 at approximately 9:30 p.m. and was believed to be in the Martensville area at the time. Ruskin was driving a red 2014 Ford Fusion with the Saskatchewan license plate 183

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Saskatoon RCMP Detachment weekly report Saskatoon RCMP calls for service The Saskatoon RCMP Detachment serves the rural area south and east of Saskatoon, with detachment offices in the communities of Saskatoon, Conlonsay, Hanley, Vonda and Whitecap First Nation.

ABOUT THIS REPORT:

This column is an incomplete list of calls for service received by the Saskatoon RCMP-GRC during the noted dates. It is only an excerpt of the calls taken and does not include Officer self-generated matters discovered while on patrol. This column is submitted purely for your interest, education and reading enjoyment. Any questions, comments or concerns should be directed to the Saskatoon RCMP-GRC.

SUMMARY OF CALLS FOR SERVICE: MAR 28-APR 3

- Impaired Driver leaving Dakota Dunes Casino. - Craik RCMP reported a Red Van stole gasoline from a business. Saskatoon RCMP located vehicle on Highway 11. The vehicle would not stop for the Police and a short pursuit took place. A Corman Park Police vehicle was damaged. The vehicle fled into the city at which time the matter was turned over to Saskatoon City Police. SPS recovered the vehicle a short time later. A male and female were arrested and are facing several charges. - Theft of a wallet in Colonsay. - Driving complaint on Highway 27 East of Aberdeen. - Driving complaint on Highway 5 near Vonda. - Complaint of Fraud. Happened in Saskatoon City Police area, directed to them.

- False Alarm on Grasswood Road. - False alarm in Shields. - Deer vs Semi Truck, motor vehicle collision near Bladworth, no injuries. - Complaint of an unrestrained child near Aberdeen on Highway 41. - Assist child and family services with a child welfare matter, Whitecap. - Vehicle on the side of the road near Aberdeen. Male passenger in the vehicle had a warrant and was on conditions not to leave Melfort and abstain from drinking alcohol. The male was arrested and remanded for court in Saskatoon. - Damage done to a trailer in Aberdeen. - Hit and Run at Dakota Dunes Casino. - 911 misdial at a residence on Grasswood Road. - Complaint of a box spring mattress on Highway 5 near Aberdeen. - Driving complaint south of Dundurn on Highway 11. The vehicle was driving south in the northbound lane. - Intoxicated men at a residence fighting on Whitecap. - Complaint of female trying to flag down traffic on Highway 41. When Police arrived, a vehicle had four individuals with open alcohol and marihuana. - Complaint of a stolen Dog on Whitecap. - False Alarm at a residence on Floral Road. - False Alarm at a residence south of Saskatoon. - Complaint that the railway crossing on Floral road, gates are going up and down. No train. - Causing a disturbance complaint. SPCA wanted to Police assistance with a customer who was upset and rude that his dog had been picked up. - Mental Health Act complaint in Prud’homme. - Report of a missing licence

plate, since 2006. The complainant has been receiving notices of unpaid parking tickets. - Complaint of an assault which occurred in Martensville. - Theft of fuel from a service station in Hanley. - Uttering threats complaint in Allan. - 2 Motor vehicle collisions with a horse on Highway 11 near Dundurn. No injuries. - Break and enter at a residence near Aberdeen. Nothing appeared to be missing. - Complaint of dogs chasing cattle in the Rosedale RM. - Stolen generator and other equipment from a job site on Highway 5. - False fire alarm in Vonda. - Driving complaint on Highway 5 West of Colonsay. - False Alarm at a residence south of Saskatoon. - Impaired driver leaving Dakota Dunes Casino. - Driving complaint on Highway 219. - Assist MD Ambulance with an unconscious, unresponsive female in Elsow. - Complaint of stray dogs on a property near Aberdeen, complaint forwarded to SPCA. - A bag of suspected marihuana located by Dakota Dunes Security on Whitecap. - Complaint of persons unwanted, members attended to keep the peace at a Hotel in Hanley. - Complaint from a repo company that a vehicle they were attempting to seize south of Saskatoon, was trying to ram them. Further the owner had a shotgun, loaded with him in the vehicle. Members attended and arrested the male. He was later charged and released with conditions to attend court on a later date. - Dakota Dunes Security reported an impaired driver leaving the Casino. A male driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with impaired driving. - Caller in Allan reporting that

he found drug paraphernalia in his recycling bin. - Complaint of a civil dispute in Viscount. - Missing person complaint from Aberdeen. A 15 year old boy walked away from school. He was later located by RCMP in Saskatoon. - A Vehicle drove into the sports center on Whitecap. A female driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged for impaired driving. - Driving complaint on Highway 11 north of Kenaston. - Complaint of an air seeder located behind a business on Grasswood. Has been there for over a year. - Complaint of a speeding vehicle travelling north on Highway 11, near Bladworth. Vehicle was located and stopped for driving at a speed of 203 km/ hr. The driver was issued with a $717.00 fine. - Complaint of a domestic assault at a residence in the RM of Aberdeen. - Missing person from Dakota Dunes Casino. RCMP Dog Service assisted. Person located later back at the Casino. - A second missing person from the Dakota Dunes Casino. The individual left in a vehicle with a unknown person. The missing person was later located.

Notice of Call for Nominations PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of: Board Member: Warman Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 213 Number to be Elected: 5 will be received by the undersigned on the 23rd day of April, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, Warman, and during regular business hours on April 9, 2014 to April 22, 2014 at City Hall Warman, 107 Central Street West, Warman, SK Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location(s): • City Hall, Warman, 107 Central Street West, Warman, SK • By contacting the Returning Officer: g.denton@sasktel.net or 306-441-5476

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The following is the local media release for the Warman Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the week of March 31 to April 7. The Warman RCMP detachment includes offices in the communities of Warman, Martensville, Delisle and Radisson.

TRAVELLING WRONG WAY

On April 3 at 8:30 p.m. police received a complaint of a vehicle travelling northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 12 near Martensville. Police attended, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

OVERSIZE TRAILER

April 4 at 2:00 a.m. police received a complaint of a semi pulling an over-sized load on Highway 16 near Borden. The caller felt that the length of the trailer exceeded the restrictions. Police attended and located the semi and trailer and escorted the semi back to Saskatoon. Charges on this matter are pending.

BOTH DRIVERS CHARGED

On April 4 at 6:45 a.m. police received a complaint of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 near the intersection of 71st street. Police attended and located an east bound Lincoln Navigator that had hit an Acura MDX as it was travelling northbound on Idylwyld drive. The 23-year-old female driver of the Lincoln was charged with proceeding from a stop sign before safe to do so. The 28-year-old driver of the Acura was charged with driving without a valid driver’s license. Both drivers received minor injuries. Fire and EMS attended. Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

HIT FROM BEHIND

April 4 at 5:00 p.m. police received a complaint of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Warman. A 37-year-old female from Warman advised she had just pulled onto the highway and was speeding up, when she was struck from behind by another vehicle. The 48-year-old male driver of the second vehicle from Prince Albert was charged with driving without due care and attention. There were no injuries. Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

OSLER COLLISION

On April 4 at 5:00 p.m. police

received a complaint of a twovehicle accident on Highway 11 at the Osler access. A 2004 Honda Civic was travelling south on the highway when a westbound truck crossed the highway in front of the car causing the collision. The 61-year-old female driver of the truck from Pelican Narrows was charged for failing to obey a yield sign. There were no injuries. Both vehicles required towing from the scene.

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE

On April 2 at 5:45 a.m. police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle driving around the youth residence near Warman. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the vehicle in question. No charges were laid on this matter.

NOT THAT NOISY

On April 3 at 1:25 a.m. police received a noise complaint at a residence in Warman. Police attended and did not find any noise bylaw being broken. No charges were laid.

MARTENSVILLE BREAK-IN

On April 3 at 4:25 a.m. police received a report of an alarm at a business in Martensville. Police attended and found that the business had been broken into. A large amount of cash was taken from the business as well as keys to locked items inside of the business. Investigation into this matter is ongoing. April 3, 2014 at 7:33 a.m. Police received a report of an abandoned vehicle south of Martensville near Lutheran Road. Police attended and located a van that had been stolen out of Saskatoon the previous day. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

STOLEN TRAILER

On April 4 at 11:00 a.m. police received a complaint of an abandoned snowmobile trailer at the off-leash dog park in Martensville. Investigation revealed the trailer had been stolen out of Saskatoon. The vehicle was returned to the owner. No charges were laid.

THEFT FROM TRAILER

On April 5 at 12:55 a.m. police received a complaint of a break and enter to an enclosed snowmobile trailer in Martensville. The theft occurred sometime in the past month. Thieves took a number of small items from the trailer. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

BANNED FROM TIMMY’S

On March 31 at 8:30 p.m. police received a complaint from the Tim Hortons in Martensville regarding an individual who was causing problems at the location. The Tim Hortons employee advised that the male was causing problems over the

past while at the Tim Hortons and was therefore banned from attending the business. There were no charges laid on this matter.

JUST STAYING WARM

On April 1 at 4:30 a.m. police received a complaint of a suspicious person at the Credit Union in Warman. A 33-yearold male from Rosthern advises that he stopped at the Credit Union to deposit a cheque when he noticed a male sitting in the lobby of the bank. Police attended and located a 17-year-old male from Warman who was in the lobby keeping warm. There were no charges laid on this matter.

OSLER MAN FOUND

On April 4 at 1:00 p.m. police received a complaint of a missing person from Osler. The 31-year-old male did not return home from work the following night. After extensive searches and assistance from multiple police units, the male was located in Alberta on April 6.

WAITING IN VEHICLE

On April 5 at 4:15 a.m. police received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked at a residence in Martensville. The complainant reported that the vehicle was running outside the residence for approximately an hour and didn’t appear that anyone was inside the vehicle. Police attended and located a 20-year-old male, who was a resident of the house, but had locked himself out of his residence. He was sleeping in his vehicle and waiting for someone to return home and let him in.

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On April 6 at 8:30 p.m. police received a complaint of a semi stopped on Highway 16 near Langham in the middle of the road with its flashers going. The complainant stopped behind the semi and a female

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On April 5 at 12:00 p.m. police received a noise complaint in Warman. The complainant advised that there was a large party occurring at a nearby residence. Police attended and found a large party of youths in the garage of the residence. The party was shut down and the owner of the residence was given a verbal warning. There were no charges laid.

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ran out of the semi and was requesting assistance from the complainant, wanting to obtain a ride into Saskatoon. Patrols were made but police were unable to locate the semi or the female. There were no injuries reported.

PARTY SHUT DOWN

On April 6 at 7:00 p.m. police received a complaint of theft from a restaurant in Warman. The complainant advised that two youths came into the restaurant, ordered some food and they left on foot without paying for the food. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.

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Wayne Paul and his co-workers with Triumph Constructon were hard at work last week installing insulation and siding to the framework for an addition to the Martensville Fire Hall. The 1610 square-foot addition is being built at a cost of approximately $180,000 and is needed to house a growing fleet of emergency vehicles, as well as for storage space. After the addition is enclosed, work will begin on the concrete floor. The work is expected to be completed in a matter of weeks.

Martensville promoting paperless e-billing, electronic payment systems By TERRY PUGH

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The City of Martensville is encouraging homeowners and businesses to go paperless when it comes to paying utility bills and property taxes. A campaign promoting preauthorized payments and ebilling was launched late last week. Residents who sign up for the services during April, May and June can win prizes from the city. Residents can sign up to receive their monthly sewer and water utility bills via e-mail; and can arrange for pre-authorized payments for city utilities and municipal property taxes through their financial institution. Martensville Director of Finance Lorraine Postma said the campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the programs. “A lot of people maybe don’t realize they have these options,” said Postma in an interview on Friday, April 4. “The Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPPS) has been in place for some time. It’s a way of equalizing your annual tax bill by spreading it out over twelve equalized monthly payments. It

makes it more convenient and more affordable for the homeowner, and helps the city by spreading out the revenue more evenly as well.” Postma said currently about one-third of Martensville property owners take advantage of the TIPPS program. “We have almost 1,000 property owners paying through TIPPS, out of a possible 3,000,” she said. “So it’s quite popular. We’d obviously like to see more people enroll. It’s to their benefit.” The program for pre-authorized payments on monthly utility bills is not as wellknown, she said. “We have currently about 300 to 400 homeowners using the system, out of a potential 4,000, so there are many more people who are likely to take advantage of the program once they find out they can make payments through their bank or credit union.” The e-billing option for utility bills has been available since July, 2013. Under the program, residents can receive their utility bill via e-mail. However, they cannot pay the bill online; they must arrange for pre-authorized payments through their

financial institution or pay at City Hall. “Right now we only have about 85 homeowners, out of a possible 4,000, using this system,” she said. “It takes a while for something like this to catch on. It’s definitely a program that we’re hoping will expand.” Postma said while many people pay utility bills online for SaskTel, SaskEnergy and SaskPower, the city doesn’t have a stand-alone mechanism for such payments at this time. “We have had inquiries from residents on this, but at this point we don’t have the ability,” she said. Postma said residents that want to sign up for the e-billing, pre-authorized payments for utilities, and TIPPS program can download the necessary forms from the City of Martensville website (www. martensville.ca ).

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Stevenson said she was “very proud” of all the participants. “We’ve been practicing and working hard all year, and it really paid off,” she said. Stevenson credited the fact that everyone in the club is supportive of one another as the key to their success. “We’re family,” she said. “From the youngest participants, who are four years old, up to the parent team - some of them in their 50s - we all support each other.” Stevenson said the club has benefited from the move to the Legends Centre in Warman because of the larger space, but is still handicapped in that the facility does not have a “sprung floor” which is specially designed for gymnastics. “It’s a great facility,” she said. “We also have a lot more practice time than we did when we were at the high school, so that helps.” Club members come from Warman, Martensville, Hague, Osler, Dalmeny, Langham, Corman Park and Saskatoon, said Stevenson. The club is expanding all the time as the sport of cheerleading gets more popular, she added. “I’ve been doing this for 14 years now, and 11 of those years I’ve been involved in volunteering with the high school cheerleading team as well,” said Stevenson. “It’s so much

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Historic anniversary On April 7, the City of Warman marked a century since the passing of Cy Warman, an American-born author, journalist and poet. When Warman died on April 7, 1914, major newspapers across North America ran his obituary on their front page. Warman was born on a prairie farm in Illinois and after working as a railroad engineer and reporter in Colorado, he rose to fame in 1892 with the publication of several poems in the New York Sun. One of the poems, ‘Sweet Marie,’ was set to music and became a world-wide hit. Warman was a popular writer who mixed humour with a straightforward writing style. He and his wife were married in Colorado and travelled widely before settling in London, Ontario, where he worked as a writer for the Montreal-based Grand Trunk Railway.

Cy Warman, Poet of the Rockies, Dead Author of “Sweet Marie” was discovered by The Sun 22 years ago The following obituary of Cy Warman was printed in the New York Sun, April 8, 1914. CHICAGO, APRIL 7 - Cy Warman, the poet and short story author, died today at St. Luke’s Hospital. Mr. Warman had been steadily sinking at the hospital here for three weeks, but his last ilness dates from a day last winter when he suffered a stroke of paralysis in a hotel. In the biographical sketch of Cy Warman in “Who’s Who In America”, the first record of his rise to fame is set down in the sentence: “Introduced to notice as ‘The Poet of the Rockies’ by New York Sun, September 4, 1892.” On that Monday morning, there appeared in the Sun about three-quarters of a column of verses under headlines that ran: “A New Poet in the Wild West, and Not At All a Commonplace, Ordinary, Routine Poet either. His name is Cy Warman, and he is Editor of the Creede Chronicle.” The four poems that followed were “When we go off and die, “Heretofor,” “My Little Love” and the little set of verses which, when set to a simple melody, jumped into nation-wide popularity as “Sweet Marie.”

MARIE HIS INSPIRATION

It was to Miss Myrtle Marie Jones of Denver, Colorado, that the railroad workman, who had turned to writing, addressed the verses, which, began: “I’ve a secret in my heart, Sweet Marie A tale I would impart, love, to thee, Every daisy in the dell Knows my secret, knows it well And yet I dare not tell, Sweet Marie” Mr. Warman and Miss Jones had been married on May 17 preceeding the date of the publication of his lines in the Sun. The young poet’s need of a fillip toward fame was voiced in “When we go off and die.” The opening stanza runs: “The road is rough and rocky The road that leads to fame And the way is strewn with skeletons Of those who have gone lame And have fallen by the wayside The world will pass you by Nor pause to read your manuscript Till you go off and die” Warman had been an engine wiper around the railroad yards at Salida, Colorado and successively a locomotive fireman and engineer before the country lout began to “pause to read” his manuscript. He ws the son of John and Nancy Askew Warman and was born at Greenup, Illinois on June 22, 1855, and after a common school education he began life as a farmer and wheat broker at Pocahantas, Illinois.

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He went to Colorado in 1880 and got his first railroad work there in the shops of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Illness caused him to give up railroading not long after he had become an engineer. The longing to write caused him, when well again, to get a job as reporter. Eight years after he had gone to Colorado he was editor of the Western Railway magazine of Denver, from which position he went, in 1892, to the editorship of the Creede Chronicle. The success of “Sweet Marie” enabled Warman to move east a year after the Sunday Sun had called attention to his work. On that trip to New York, in 1893, he rode from Chicago to this city in the locomotive cab, and thereupon wrote the first of his many short stories of railroad life. “A Thousand Miles in a Night” which was published in McClure’s Magazine. Mr. Warman was first married to Miss Ida Blanche Hayes of St. Jacobs, Illinois in 1878. She died in 1887. For two years after his early success in New York Mr. Warman travelled in Europe and the Far East, then lived in Washington for two years and finally built a house in London, Ontario, which was his home thereafter.

commemorative plaque unveiled Warman City Councilor Richard Beck speaks at a ceremony at Warman City Hall marking the 100th anniversary of the death of journalist and poet Cy Warman, after whom the city is named. Cy Warman (18551914) achieved national fame in 1892 while he was editor of the Creede Chronicle, a daily newspaper in Creede, Colorado. Cy Warman wrote extensively on the American and Canadian west at a time when railways were being constructed across the prairies and western mountains. A commemorative plaque unveiled for the occasion is on display at Warman City Hall. The plaque also celebrates the “sister city” con-

Warman Catholic School Board opens nominations Nominations are now open for the Warman Roman Catholic Separate School Division. A total of five candidates are needed to fill vacancies on the newly-created separate school board in Warman. The school division was recently approved by the provincial Minister of Education following a recent vote to establish the division by Catholic electors in Warman. Nominations opened on Wednesday, April 2, and are slated to close on Wednesday, April 23. Guy Denton has been appointed returning officer for the election. Catholic ratepayers in Warman voted December 19, 2013 to establish a separate school division by a margin of 54 to 2. In a poll held in Warman, a total of 56 Catholic ratepayers cast their ballots on the issue of establishing a Catholic school division. Organizers of the vote estimated there are about 500 eligible Catholic voters. A similar poll in Martensville three years ago saw over 150 Catholic voters cast ballots favouring establishment of a separate school division in that city. The Martensville Catholic School Division eventually amalgamated with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division, resulting in Catholic students in Martensville being bussed to Catholic schools in Saskatoon. Once it is established, the Board of the Warman Catholic School Division may also decide to pursue amalgamation with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division.

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nection between the communities of Warman and Creede. Below the plaque is a first edition of Cy Warman’s book of short stories entitled, ‘The Last Spike’, first published in 1906, the year Warman was incorporated as a village. The specially-designed cabinet holding the book was built by Kevin Davis of Warman. The Mayor of Creede, Eric Grossman, said via phone hookup during the ceremony that he hopes the bond between the two communities will continue to grow. He invited people from Saskatchewan to visit Creede (www.creede.com), one of the most popular vacation destinations in Colorado’s scenic Rockies.

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Langham quilters carry on a time-honoured tradition By SELA BALZER

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“If it gets into your blood it will be a life sentence.” The ladies at the Zoar Mennonite church in Langham know this to be an absolute when referring to the art of quilting. As predictable as the sun rising in the east are the ten or so ladies who for the months of January, February, and March, meet in the church basement every Tuesday, rain or shine prepared to devote their day to quilting. The ladies goal is to complete ten quilts per day and usually they do just that, however Dorene Epp, who solely does the hemming of each quilt, says that they once completed seventeen in one day, but that is a record she has no desire to ever beat let alone match! The mission of crafting ten quilts a day does not just begin at 10 am on Tuesday, Rose and Henry Dick have previously purchased all needed materials, transformed their basement into a cutting room and beginning in October started cutting the material so that the end result of a finished quilt is precisely 82”X62”. Rose quickly acknowledged that there are others who cut material in their homes as well, namely Mary Ens and Helen Thiessen. True to her Mennonite heritage Rose shops for bargains when purchasing material and is also very willing to accept donations of cotton fabric, cotton bed sheets, new preferably but gently used is acceptable, heavy crochet cotton and of course gifts of money for the project. Every Monday the Dicks set up 5 – 6 quilting frames in the church basement and secure the material in place so when the team of quilters arrive the next morning everything is set to go. And arrive the next morning they do, some as early as 9 am. The ladies who come to quilt are not strictly Zoar Church ladies but rather ladies from the entire community, all with a spirit of goodwill in their heart and a brown bag lunch bag in their hand. The quilts these ladies make are no longer stitched as in the past but rather tied with heavy crochet cotton every four inches. This method of tying makes the quilts stronger and able to stand up to the many ‘interesting’ ways some of the recipients

use them. The ladies who quilt receive no remuneration for their work other than the personal satisfaction of helping the less fortunate and the pride they feel when they hear Dorene Epp’s heart warming stories.. Dorene, former Material Resources Coordinator had the opportunity of being in the Ukraine and witnessing first hand the gratitude of the people there when they receive a quilt. She tells of young man who, with another in tow, approached her smiling broadly saying, “This is my brother, he didn’t get a blanket last year but I did, so I cut mine in half to share with him, and now he got a blanket too!” Dorene tells of a young couple who stood in line when the MCC shipment arrived and then tearfully shared with her that he had just lost his job, they were expecting and had nothing for the baby. The couple clutched their quilt and said to her, “We are so thankful that you care for us”. She tells of others who were taken aback when they learned that the quilts were not simply purchased and sent over seas, but rather made by the hands of people who really cared about them. The undertaking of making quilts for MCC originated with ‘The First Ladies Aid’ back in 1910, the ladies at that time met in homes to do the work and were overjoyed when the church basement became available to them. Over the decades these ladies have made hundreds and hundreds of quilts for the needy. The Langham Zoar church quilts have gained a reputation for being the ‘thickest’ and are sincerely welcomed by the colder areas of need. Tuesday March 25 was the last quilting day of the season for the First Ladies Aid quilters and it was commemorated with a pizza lunch donated and delivered by Johnny and Lola Friesen; Rose and Henry Dick supplied the dessert of angel food cake, ice cream and raspberries. Honorary lunch guests were Mary Epp and her brother Floyd Thiessen from Saskatoon. Incidentally Mary Epp is the biggest sole contributor of material for the quilts. Sadly the organization ‘The First Ladies Aid’ has disbanded as of February of this year; the

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size of the group had dwindled to that of a mere four active members and only one of which is under the age of 80. But the good news is that the members of the Zoar Church will see to it that the art of making quilts for MCC will live on. A total of 180 quilts were made this year by these dedicated ladies, may God bless each one of them and the hundreds of needy people who receive a quilt to call their own. Fundraising and quilting go hand in hand and to that end, for as many years as anyone can remember, The First Ladies Aid have annually sponsored a Waffle Supper and a Dessert Night with the proceeds designated to quilting supplies. Despite the disbanding of the First Ladies Aid the tradition will continue on with this year’s Waffle supper being planned for May 2nd at the Zoar Mennonite church and all are invited to take it in.

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With sponsorship from Scared Scriptless Players, a Warman Theatre group, Persephone Theatre brought its Sasktel Youth Tour to Warman Elementary School. The play, entitled, ‘Edward the Crazy Man’ by Emil Sher, is based on a book by Marie Day. The show was performed Thursday, March 27 to the Grade 2 and 3 classes. The play was a humorous and touching story of the special relationship between 12-year-old Charlie and a homeless, schizophenic man named Edward. Representing the social stigma related to mental illness are Charlie’s family and friends, who try to discourage the boy from helping Edward. The students thoroughly enjoyed the play. Laughter roared at some of the antics of Edward, although students also recognized that the play also had a serious message about how we should treat others, especially those that seem to be a little different. As one Grade 3 student shared: “ I thought the play was funny, interesting and in some parts a little about people being mean by thinking certain things right away. He suggested the message was not to judge people right off. He added: “Spend time with them and they may end up being nice friends.” Another student felt the message was telling children to make good choices and to “treat others as you want to be treated.”

Two members from the Scared Scriptless Players, Jamie MacRae and Dorothy Gareau were in attendance. MacRae talked about why the group felt it was important to sponsor the play. “Scared Scriptless believes in donating the proceeds of our profits back into the community,” said MacRae. “We like to do that in an art formation, whether it is a program or something the kids can take part in.” Gareau said theatre can show it is possible to co-exist with many different types of people. She stated: “I think that kids today really need to learn that everyone is different and that is okay. Kids need to learn their is nothing wrong with you if you have a mental illness, but it does need to be addressed and dealt with.” MacRae summed up the message of the Edward play. “It is about accepting people for their differences and appreciating everyone for who they are whether they are the same as you or not.” Scared Scriptless Players also sponsored one of two performances of Peresephone Theatre production of “Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Edward Roy at the Warman High School on Thursday, April 3. This play showed three teens recently diagnosed with mental health issues, dealing with dating, relationships and school. Educational packages are available for both plays to allow schools to extend the discussion on the important issues of mental illness and acceptance of others.

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Dorothy Gareau and Jamie MacRae with the Scared Scriptless Players, which sponsored the show

Devon Wesnoski as Charlie, Jacob Yaworski as Edward (Photo courtesy of Persephone Theatre)

Concert at RJC showcases magic music Young musicians from Paraguay use recycled instruments By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

It’s hard to believe a rusty oil drum, some random kitchen utensils and a bunch of old bottle caps could be recycled to make beautiful music, but students at Rosthern Junior College (RJC) will see for themselves when the Paraguay Recycled Orchestra performs at the school May 6. According to Landfillharmonic.com the orchestra is made up of about 30 youth from the small city of Cateura. The village was built around a landfill and when a local resident found a piece of garbage that resembled a violin, a seed was planted to see if it was possible to create musical instruments out of recycled garbage. When it was discovered that it was possible, the rest is history. In the last eight years the group has toured all over the world. They have been the subject of documentaries, featured on social media, 60 Minutes and CBC Radio and other mainstream media and is proving to be an inspiration to everyone

fortunate enough to hear them play. Ryan Wood, co-vice principal at Rosthern Junior College said he is extremely excited to host the group at the school. “I knew about their existence but I didn’t have a personal connection with them,” said Wood. “I saw them on YouTube but I never knew we would be able to host them. This is beyond my wildest dreams.” The college has connections through Eigenheim Mennonite Church located just outside Rosthern. The pastor at the church lived in Paraguay for a couple of years and worked with the Mennonite Central Committee, so he had connections on the ground, said Wood. The college also had a connection through a Global Family, a Mennonite educational Mission group. The recycled orchestra is supported by Global Family. RJC has always been a strong supporter of the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ concept, which has been demonstrated through their support of the annual YES Summit, said Wood.

Wood said the students will learn valuable lessons from the Paraguay musicians. “They are teaching us how to put our money where our mouth is and actually be serious about recycling in a very useful way,” said Wood. “The instruments are tangible products that are used to play music and also used to create awareness for more recycling and education.” Usually around this time

of year RJC is preparing for a spring concert. The school’s choral group will be accompanying the Paraguay Recycled Orchestra with two pieces, which have yet to be determined. There will be a school performance at 1:15 at the school and a public performance at 7 p.m., which is a fundraiser for the orchestra. Ticket information can be found at recycled.rosthern@gmail.com.

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Province to commemorate 100th anniversary of start to World War I

hepburn citizens of the year Kim Bushman, Hepburn Community Coordinator (left) presents the 2013 Hepburn Citizen of the Year award to Roland and Agnes Jeschke on Sunday March 30 at The Centre in Hepburn. Roland and Agnes Jeschke were long time members of the community of Hepburn. Roland volunteered on the school board and was involved for many years with the Golden Age Centre. Agnes often shared her gar-

dening tips and her garden produce with many community members. Her garden was amazing and they took pride in their yard. They are very hospitable people and their home was always open for a visit. They sang or played piano in the Jeschke Trio and often performed in nursing homes around the Valley. They have moved to Rosthern and will be sorely missed. (Photo submitted by Town of Hepburn)

This summer, Saskatchewan will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War during a military service of remembrance on the Legislative grounds in Regina. At that time, the names of 1,200 Saskatchewan citizens who lost their lives during that conflict will be added to the Saskatchewan First World War Memorial. These names were missed when the memorial was dedicated in 1995. When the Saskatchewan War Memorial Committee began researching the Saskatchewan casualties in 1988 for inclusion on the memorial, limited source material provided an incomplete record. Research that has been completed since for the Virtual War Memorial has resulted in the addition of 1,200 names. “Lest We Forget is a cautionary invocation repeated over time for our soldiers lost in service,” Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Kevin Doherty said. “A century ago, they left their jobs, farms and families to defend our freedom. With our actions this year, we will be heeding that promise by remembering their names and honouring their sacrifices.” The Government of Saskatchewan has approved a grant of $80,000 to assist in the cost of renovating the memorial and adding two new stone pedestals to hold the four bronze plaques with the additional names. The entire project will cost $160,000. The Saskatchewan War Memorial Committee will contribute $80,000 from their fundraising initiatives. With the grant from the province, the committee will now be able to complete the project in time to reded-

icate the memorial at a commemoration ceremony in August. “This memorial is both a place of remembrance for those who lost their lives as well as a place of teaching, with respect to our heritage, today and for future generations,” Military Liaison and Chair of the Commemorative committee Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Yogi Huyghebaert said. “We are very grateful to receive the funding in time to order the stone and the plaques,” Chair of the Saskatchewan War Memorial Committee Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Terry Lyons said. “With this generous grant, we can realize our goal

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Saskatchewan rink wins national Fire Fighters Curling Championship By TERRY PUGH

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The Saskatchewan foursome of Jeff Gartner, Bernie Bandur, Brad Schneider and Paul Comfort won the 55th annual Canadian Fire Fighters Curling Championship last weekend in Winnipeg. It was the second year in a row that a team from Saskatchewan has earned top honours at the highly-competitive, weeklong bonspiel. Last year, Greg Tarasoff’s rink took the national title in Saint John, New Brunswick after winning the Saskatchewan provincial championship in Radisson. “We had a bit of a target on our backs,” said Bernie Bandur of Warman, a member of the Martensville Curling Club who plays Third with the Gartner rink. “The other teams were gunning for us. But for Saskatchewan to win two years in a row is nice. It felt good.” It was also the second national crown for the Regina-based Gartner rink. “We won the championship back in 2009 in Charlottetown,” said Bandur. “The only change was that we brought in Brad Schneider, and he’s been a solid addition to the team. He comes from a great curling family. His two sisters, Kim and Tammy, formerly curled with Amber Holland and were Canadian champions at the Scotties.” Bandur retired from the Regina Fire Department after 33 years, but he still keeps his curling connections with his long-time teammates. Both Jeff Gartner and Paul Comfort are full-time professional firefighters in Regina, and Brad Schneider is a professional volunteer firefighter in the community of Kronau, just outside Regina. The Gartner rink won the right to compete at the national bonspiel after winning provincial playdowns in Kronau. Bandur and his wife recently moved to Warman and he curls regularly at the Martensville Curling Club. He has one daughter, Lori, that lives in Martensville and the other daughter, Lisa, lives in Regina. Bandur drives to Regina several times during the winter, and also played with his team during the provincial playdowns. The Martensville Curling Club will host next year’s provincial fire fighters curling

The championshipwinning Saskatchewan team includes (left to right) lead Paul Comfort, second Brad Schneider, third Bernie Bandur and skip Jeff Gartner

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playdowns, which are scheduled for February 5, 6 and 7, 2015. Bandur said he’s looking forward to trying for a second provincial championship in his home rink. “Our goal is to make it back to nationals again next year,” he said. “That would be a real achievement because there are so many top-notch curling teams here in Saskatchewan.” The Fire Fighters Curling Championship was held this year at the Fort Rouge Curling Club in Winnipeg from March 26 to April 5, and attracted a capacity crowd of spectators over its ten-day run. Bernie’s wife, Joanne, travelled to Winnipeg to take in the latter half of the bonspiel. “It was loud,” said Bandur. “This is one of the nicest curling venues in Canada and the event drew a lot of people.” The Saskatchewan rink breezed through the roundrobin schedule with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses, but ran into trouble in an early playoff

game. “We curled badly against Alberta in the 1-2 game,” said Bandur, referring to the matchup between first-place Saskatchewan and second-place Alberta. “We couldn’t buy a shot, and Alberta was making everything. They played very well.” That loss meant the Saskatchewan rink had to play

third-place BC to win a shot at the championship game. “We beat BC handily in the morning, and we were feeling pretty fresh and had the momentum from that win when we went up against Alberta in the afternoon,” said Bandur. “It was actually a good thing we lost to Alberta earlier, because I think they took us a little light-

ly, and we were geared up to play them again.” Saskatchewan led the final game all the way. “We were pretty much in control after the sixth end,” said Bandur. “We ran them out of rocks in the 10th end in their effort to tie the game and force an extra end.” Next year’s national champi-

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The Martensville Curling Club wind-up for the 2013-14 season was held on Saturday, April 5 at the Northridge Community Centre. Aproximately 150 people attended the banquet, AGM, Awards Presentations and dance. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful banquet provided by the Sportspage. Following the banquet a short AGM was held and

a new board was elected for the 2013-14 season. The 2013-14 Board is as follows: President - Lynn Remeshylo Vice President - Doug McConnell Secretary - Karen Gruza Lounge Treasurer & Junior Rep - Andrew Hay Superleague Rep - Dave Zukewich Ladies’ Rep - Joanne Wood Men’s Rep - Don Miller Thurs Open Rep - Robin Langridge

Friday Open Rep - Crystal Laberge-Sich Daytime Rep - Glenn Beatty Drawmaster(s) Wes Guenter & Lynn Remeshylo Members at Large - Sandy Penkala, Kirk Boon, Nancy Martin There are two vacancies to still fill as Treasurer and Mixed Rep Following the AGM a Parade of Champions featuring club members and teams that went on to Provincial and National

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competitions during the 2013-14 season. Dallas Burnett had won a silver medal in the Winter Games. The Heather Burnett and Corey Martens team had won silver medals in the Canadian Dominion Club Playdowns. The Nancy Martin and Dave Zukewich teams competed in the Dominion Provincials. The Brent Kolodziejski rink competed in CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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Martensville Curling Club awards the Mixed Provincials. The Andrew Hay rink won the Legion Provincials and competed in the Canadian Legion Championship. Nancy Martin competed in the National Mixed Doubles and Bernie Bandur was on the rink that won the Provinicial Firefighters and went on to the National Firefighters competition. The club is very proud of these accomplishments. Next our League Awards were presented with the following Winners: Superleague winners were the Corey Martens team Mixed League: League Winners: Laverne Derksen Rink Playoffs: A Event 1st – Dave Zukewich 2nd Laverne Derksen A Consulation 1st – Aneka Donkers 2nd – Cliff Kusch B Event 1st- Dave Herauf 2nd – Garry Connolly B Consulation - Larry Betke Men’s League: League Winners – Dave Zukewich team Playoffs: A Event 1st – An-

CLARK’S CROSSING GAZETTE • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014 drew Hay 2nd Jack Betke A Consulation 1st – Dave Zukewich 2nd – Derick Tarasoff B Event 1st- Leo Perrin 2nd – Perry Chaboyer B Consulation - Tom German Thursday Open: League Winners – Cory Hawkes team Playoffs: A Event 1st – Cory Hawkes 2nd Steve Friesen A Consulation 1st – Ryan McDowell 2nd – Wes Guenter B Event 1st- Brad Smith 2nd – Tom German - Melanie B Consulation Schmidt Friday Open: League Winners – Chris Sich team Playoffs: A Event 1st – Wade Johnston 2nd Brendan Lett A Consulation - Lindsay Fenez B Event – Andrew Hay B Consulation - Chris Sich C Event – Nancy Martin Daytime League Awards: Sporstmanship – Ed Kutz Most Improved – Pat Meyers Best Dressed – Edna Silverthorn Newcomer – Stan Greenwood Individual Awards: Del Friesen Award for Lady Curler of the Year – Karen Gruza & Karen Zurevinsky President’s Choice Award – Scott MacDonald

Men’s League Playoff: Scott Remeshylo presenting to Andrew Hay, Rick Middleton, Jeremy Taylor & Trevor Yousie

Friday League: winners: Lynn Remeshylo presents award to Crystal Laberge- Sich, Rob Kitzan, Abby Schoonmaker and Chris Sich

President’s Choice Award: Scott MacDonald receiving it from president: Lynn Remeshylo

Del Friesen Award: Karen Zurevinsky and Karen Gruza receiving it from last year’s winner Jodi Langridge

Super league Winners: Dave Zukewich presenting to Corey Martens, Leo Perrin, Kevin Fehr and Chad Krikau

Mixed League Winners: Robin Langride presents to Laverne Derksen, Kathie Derksen, Jake Reimer, Joanne Wood

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COMETS WIN DOUBLE GOLD The Saskatoon AA Bantam Comets won the North Sask Female Hockey League AA Championship as well as the provincial female AA hockey crown. The team includes (left to right) Coach Greg Slobodzian, Del Roach, Grant Gerlitz, Kevin Senger (Back, left to right) Dana Wood, Mackenna Parker, Jordyn Holmes, Sierra Parenteau, Victoria Hendrickson, Shan Heit, Alyssa Roac (Front) Jordyn Gerlitz, Kianna Deitz, Chantel Burke, Charlie Illerbrun, Mackenzie Cey, Rayna Jacobson, Kalista Senger, Abby Shirley, Willow Slobodzian (Photo submitted by Theresa Shirley)

Comets capture provincial and league titles Submitted by

THERESA SHIRLEY

The Bantam AA Comets will be hanging two championship banners from the rafters after claiming gold at the provincial Female AA Hockey Championship and winning top spot in the North Sask Female Hockey League. Their league win marked the second time in NSFHL history a Bantam aged team has won the Midget AA league title. Playing the Saskatoon AA Midgets in the best of three league final the Saskatoon AA Bantam Comets won Game

One 5-0 on March 20 and Game Two 5-3 in a hard fought battle on March 22 to win the league championship. Chantal Burke backstopped the Bantams throughout the league playoffs with a sizzling 1.75 GAA over four games. Abbey Shirley led the way for the Bantams with two goals in the second game with Mackenna Parker, Jordyn Holmes and Victoria Hendrickson chipping in one goal apiece. Callie Drury replied with two goals with Danielle Drury notching the other for the Midgets in the final game.

PROVINCIAL CHAMPS

Saskatoon the victory and provincial championship. These two teams compete regularly in their respective Midget AA Leagues, though all the players are of Bantam age. They are the only such teams in the province to do so. Congratulations to all these fine young athletes who compete at a very high level of play. The Saskatoon Bantam team is made up of roughly half first year and half second year Bantam age players. The team is made up of girls from Saskatoon, Warman, Clavet, Hanley, and Delisle.

Goal scorers in the provincial championship included Kianna Dietz, Mackenzie Cey and Jordyn Holmes. Holmes potted the winner with just 12 seconds left in the second OT. The shots were approx. 75-25 for Saskatoon in game 2 with Victoria Bourassa, top goalie in the South Sask Female Midget AA League keeping Regina in the game for as long as she possibly could. Chantal Burke made several key saves for Saskatoon throughout overtime to give

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Ad Classifications ANNOUNCEMENTS: Obituaries .........................1010 In Memoriam.................... 1020 Births................................ 1050 Anniversaries ................... 1060 Thank You Notes ............. 1070 Lost & Found ................... 1080 Tenders ............................ 1090 Legal Notices....................1100 General Notices................1110 Coming Events .................1120 WHAT’S HAPPENING: Personals ......................... 2020 Services Offered ............. 2040 Travel................................ 2060 MERCHANDISE: For Sale ............................ 3010 Pets .................................. 3020 Misc. Wanted...................3030 FARM & RANCH: Farm Equipment .............. 4010 Livestock.......................... 4020 Feed and Seed ................ 4030 Lawn and Garden ............ 4040

REAL ESTATE: Homes/Condos for Sale . 5010 Homes/Condos For Rent5020 Apartments For Rent....... 5030 Land For Sale .................. 5040 Commercial Property...... 5050 Recreation Property........5060 Land Wanted ................... 5070 Land For Rent .................. 5080 Wanted to Rent................5090 TRANSPORTATION: Autos For Sale ................. 6010 Vehicles Wanted .............. 6020 Motorcycles/ATVs ...........6030 Recreational Vehicles ..... 6040 Boats/Motors .................. 6050 Snowmobiles ...................6060 Auto Parts ........................ 6070 EMPLOYMENT: Work Wanted ................... 7010 Child Care ........................ 7020 Business Opportunities .. 7030 Career Training ................ 7040 Careers ............................ 7050 AUCTIONS: Auction Sales................... 8010

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September 10, 1915 – March 19, 2014 Margaret was born September 10, 1915 in Ogema, SK to Norah and Earnest Gosling. Earnest remarried in 1945 to Eve Tracksel and they moved to Borden, giving Margaret a second family. She married the love of her life, John Henry Saunders in 1952. She was a life time member of the Anglican Church Women, and served as Treasurer as well as being a member of St. John’s Anglican Church in Borden, SK. Margaret and Henry lived and worked on the farm in the Halcyonia District near Borden until Henry’s passing in 1980. Margaret is survived by her son, Roy Saunders; stepsister, Hariet Hyde; many nieces and nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lawrence, Wilfred, James and Francis; and her step brothers and sisters, Annie Tracksel, Beth Tracksel, Dave Tracksel, Barry Tracksel, Nella Derbowka, Jessie Sargent and Vivian Tracksell. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Borden Community Hall. Interment took place at Borden Cemetery, beside her husband. Donations may be made in memory of Margaret to the Borden Care Home. The family of Margaret Saunders would like to thank all past and present staff at Borden Care Home for their love, care and compassion shown to her over the last few years. Arrangements entrusted to: Acadia McKague’s Funeral Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (306) 955-1600 www.acadiamckaguesfuneralcentre.com

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Legal Notices PUBLIC NOTICE Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997 Notice is hereby given that Italian Canadian Association of Saskatoon has applied to the Liquor and Gaming Authority for a Special Use Permit to sell alcohol in premises known as: Saskatoon Italian Cultural Center at Cedar Villa Rd & Highway No 7, Rm Corman Park, SK of which the following is a correct legal description: Blk/Par D Ptn. SE 21-36-6-N3 Plan No.78S24701; Ext 1 RM Corman Park No. 344, SK Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition-based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered, and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Box 5054 Regina SK S4P 3M3

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Thank You Notes THE VENICE LADIES AID wants to thanks everyone for their support. It is much appreciated.

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Legal Notices AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENT - 2013 RESORT VILLAGE OF SHEILDS

Notice is hereby given under Section 185(3) of The Municipality Act, that the 2013 audited financial statement of the Resort Village of Shields is available for inspection by any person. Dated this 10th day of April, 2014. J. Williams, Administrator

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Coming Events WARREN SMITH Speaking at Valley Berean Fellowship Sunday April 13 10:00a.m. in Hepburn at The Centre. Warren was formerly in the New Age Movement. Now a born again Christian who writes and speaks on deception in the church, such as the New Age, Purpose-Driven Life, Emerging Church, Counterfeit Christs. 2 Corinthians 2:11. (306) 491-5624 (306) 947-2838

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SECOND ANNUAL Sausage and Perogy Fundraiser Martensville Baptist Church 209 Centennial Drive North April 11, 2014 4:30P.M. -7:00P.M. Proceeds go to the Children's Village at Haiti Arise MSguided Buffet Supper Fundraising Night, Sat., April 12 at David's Restaurant & Lounge, 294 Venture Cres., Saskatoon. Supper at 6 p.m., door prizes, raffle draws. Proceeds to the 2014 MS Walk team "MSguided". For tickets contact Andrea Wirachowsky (Warman) at (306) 668-0392 or Rhonda Gaudreau (Martensville) at (306) 651-1958.

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Feed And Seed 100 round green feed bales JD-567 $55/per bale. Will load. Dalmeny SK. (306)3824255 Forage seed for sale: Organic and conventional: Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, Timothy, etc. Free Delivery! Birch Rose Acres Ltd. 306863-2900. HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252

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FOR LEASE WARMAN Up to 5,834 sq.ft. available for lease in Phase One (1,560 sq.ft. - 2,560 sq.ft. bays)

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PISCES February 19– March 20

Bargains are right up your alley, and lucky for you, Pisces, there are plenty to be had this week. A new do provides a senior with a much-needed lift.

ARIES March 21– April 19

Uh-huh, Aries. You have far too much on your plate to take on another commitment. Learn to say no rather than spread yourself too thin.

TAURUS April 20– May 20

Brevity is not your style, but it is a requirement for an upcoming meeting. Keep it short, Taurus, and others will listen. A financial endeavor pays off.

GEMINI May 21– June 21

No news is good news, Gemini. Embrace the break in the action. The purpose of a plan at work will soon be revealed. Hear it out before you form an opinion.

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CANCER June 22–

July 22

Stop, Cancer, stop. Throwing money at a situation is not the answer. You need to get to the root of the problem. Look to a loved one for help.

LEO July 23– August 22

Quiet, Leo. Your questions are valid, but there are no answers at the present time. Leave it be. An engagement goes off without a hitch.

VIRGO August 23– September 22

Yes, Virgo. Your plan has mass appeal, but some details need to be fine-tuned before you present it. An announcement is made, and not every-one is pleased.

LIBRA September 23– October 22

Lovable Libra. You’re so nice that people just naturally gravitate toward you. This week that will be a blessing as you meet a childhood idol. .

SCORPIO October 23– November 21

Get ready to meet your match this week, Scorpio. Someone has been biding their time just like you, waiting for the right opportunity to present itself. Preparation is key.

SAGITTARIUS November 22– December 21

Unbelievable, Sagittarius. Just when you thought you had ironed out all of the wrinkles, another one appears. Don’t worry. It will be the last.

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Careers 3 Ton O/O, Semi O/O and Semi drivers required to haul RVs and general freight. Signing Bonus currently being offered to O/O. Semi O/O paid 85% of invoiced amount with open invoice policy. Semi drivers paid 40¢/running mile + pick/drop/border. Benefits, co fuel cards and subsidized insurance. Must have ability to cross border. Call 800867-6233; www.roadexservices.com. Claude Resources is seeking HD Mechanics at its Seabee Mine Site. Fly in/out position working 2x2 schedule. Flights from Saskatoon, PA, or La Ronge. Visit www.clauderesources.com for more details.

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for large volume G.M. dealership in a central Saskatchewan town of 2,000. Journeyman Technician Flat shop-rate with lots of hours, wages $40 per hour plus bonuses, pension and health plan and moving allowance. Good sports community and great place to raise your children. Service Writer Applicant must be energetic, friendly and good at greeting people with a focus on customer satisfaction. Excellent wages, a company benefits package and benefit plan. Automotive Sales Consultant Applicant must be energetic, customer service oriented and enthusiastic. Benefits include a guaranteed wage, an aggressive pay, benefits and pension plan. Send résumés to: Watrous Mainline Motors Box 70, Watrous, SK, S0K 4T0 or call: Gerald Merrifield or Don Campbell at 306-946-3336 or email: gerald@ watrousmainline.com or dcampbell@ watrousmainline.com HELP WANTED - Yard maintenance person (retired farmer/mature person), $15 per hour, please call 306222-3208. LABOURER REQUIRED $12-$15/hr. Experience in Forklift and power jack handling. Contact Sun Country Farms in Langham. (306)283-9225 Town of Strasbourg and RM of McKillop No. 220 are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Administrator at their offices in Strasbourg, SK. Class ‘ A’ Certificate preferred, minimum Class ‘ C’ Certificate. Contact strasbourg@sasktel. net or phone 306-725-3707.

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Careers Cloud 9 Airspray requires two (2) commercially licensed professional agricultural aerial applicators to fly full-time for the 2014 season (season is for June 15, 2014 to October 1, 2014) NOC2771-B. Emlpoyment location: Outlook, Saskatchewan. Applicants must have 2 years or more experience, a minimum of 500 hours ag experience, have an excellent knowledge of SATLOC GPS, be acceptable by CAIR as insurable (clean accident record), be a member of SAAA and be proficient in reading English. Applicants must be physically able to perform a physically demanding job in a fast paced environment. CAAA membership an asset. Education: Canadian commercial pilots license, Saskatchewan Aerial Pesticide license. Duties: To fly fixed wing radial agricultural aircraft safely and efficiently, to work efficiently with SATLOC GPS flight computer, to work with customers to create spray orders, to work in a professional manner with ground support crews, to perform daily checks on radial powered aircraft, to keep logs in an orderly fashion, to be available to work when conditions are optimum, to keep current Canadian commercial pilots license and provincial pesticide license. Wages/salary: Paid monthly, rate is $50.00 per hour, 40 hour work week, overtime with remuneration, workers compensation as per required by law. Apply by email only to: cloud9air spray@sasktel.net. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU MEET ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS. Only successful applicants meeting all requirements will be contacted.

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Careers E & L Building Contractors requires labourers to work in Macklin, SK. Full-time competitive wages, will train to suit. Immediate full-time position, lodging provided. Contact Chris 306-753-2887. Pauls Plumbing and Heating has been doing business in Saskatoon and area for well over twenty years and we are dedicated to providing high quality workmanship. We are looking for 2nd or 3rd year plumbing Apprentice. Heating experience an asset but not mandatory. Work is in Saskatoon and area. Please forward resume to email or fax to 306384-4484. Email: dave@paulsplumbingandheating.ca

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Use caution when burning this spring ted provided landowners follow basic rules and use common sense. “The first step is to call the RM office and get permission for your controlled burn,” said Austin. “The RM of Corman Park has a controlled burn line. The number is on the RM website. The province also has a toll-free controlled burn line. Basically when you call in they will ask you your land location, the name of the registered landowner and a phone number where you can be reached.” The RM, through MD Ambulance Dispatch services, then notifies the fire department that has jurisdiction in the area where the controlled burn is taking place. This ensures the fire department is aware it is a controlled burn and does not respond to a false alarm. “It’s a pretty expensive house call if the fire department is called out to your place because you didn’t phone in a controlled burn,” said Austin. “In the RM of Corman Park, it costs $839 per hour per truck, so if one department goes out and another department has two trucks for backup, that’s $2,500 for the first hour. That just covers fuel and manpower.” Austin said after registering the controlled burn, landowners should pay attention to wind and weather conditions, what they’re burning and how they’re going to burn it. “If it’s a pile of trees or stubble or slack straw, that will burn hotter,” said Austin. “You need to take precautions. Go around the burn area with harrows to blacken it so the fire will be less likely to spread; make sure you have a good supply of water on hand; just burn small pieces at one time and always keep an eye on it because weather conditions can change pretty quickly. “Ask yourself this question,” said Austin. “If something goes wrong, what is my plan going to be?” He said if a controlled burn does start to get out of hand, landowners should immediately call 911. “Time is of the essence,” said Austin. “Eight years ago, a small fire that started in a burning barrel got out of control and spread quickly and eventually burned over a thousand acres. Once it gets going, it’s hard to stop it by yourself.” He said calling in a controlled burn before starting the fire is essential. “If a fire department errs on the side of caution and goes out to a fire that is a legitimate controlled burn and finds everything is actually under control, then there is no charge to the landowner,” he said.

Province aiming to increase number of Nurse Practitioners 8010 Continued from page 7 Auction Sales in rural communities Lifelong Mountie COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION an early riser for placing Classified Ads is Monday at 12 p.m.

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Palliative care bill debated in Parliament Conservative MPs Maurice Vellacott and Harold Albrecht have seconded Motion M-456, introduced by NDP MP Charlie Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay). The motion, which was debated for its first hour on April 1, calls on the federal government to develop a nation-wide palliative and end-of-life care strategy: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a Pan-Canadian Palliative and End-of-life Care Strategy by working with provinces and territories on a flexible, integrated model of palliative care that: (a) takes into account the geographic, regional, and cultural diversity of urban and rural Canada as well as Canada’s First Nation, Inuit and Métis people; (b) respects the cultural, spiritual and familial needs of all Canadians; and (c) has the goal of (i) ensuring all Canadians have access to high quality home-based and hospice palliative end-of-life care, (ii) providing more support for caregivers, (iii) improving the quality and consistency of home and hospice palliative end-oflife care in Canada, (iv) encouraging Canadians to discuss and plan for end-of-life care.” In 2011, the all-party Parliamentary Committee on Palliative Care published their report, “Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians.” Conservative MP Harold Albrecht cochaired that committee and Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar) was also a member.

Saskatchewan is taking further steps to improve patients’ access to nurse practitioner services in rural and remote communities. Minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health Randy Weekes recently announced a new recruitment strategy that encourages nurse practitioners to work in communities with a population of 10,000 or less. “We’re working to make sure all residents have access to quality primary health services, wherever they live in Saskatchewan,” Weekes said. “The Rural and Remote Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Strategy is a great step forward in supporting both nurse practitioners and patients. It’s one more way we’re keeping our commitment to address health care needs in rural areas.” “The Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners (SANP) is pleased to partner with the provincial government to move this initiative forward,” SANP President Lia Boxall said. “We have identified ways that nurse practitioners could be providing more accessible, quality, sustainable health care services to all people in Saskatchewan. This strategy will help us continue to remove barriers that exist at present and implement solutions that support nurse practitioners and benefit patients.” “This initiative combined with our commitment to train more nurse practitioners will help improve patient care in Saskatchewan,” Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris said. “Since 2012, we have invested $630,000 for additional nurse practitioner seats and are on target to meet our commitment of 20 new training positions.” The strategy has four initiatives to be phased in over two years: “Grow Your Own” – Registered nurses will receive wages and benefits for up to two years while they receive full-time nurse practitioner training, based on a five-year return-of-service agreement in the sponsoring health region. Rural Nurse Practitioners Locum Pool – A team of nurse practitioners will be formed to provide itinerant services on a temporary basis in communities that are without nurse practitioner services. The program will provide relief for vacation, sick leave or maternity leave. Position transfers – Health regions will be able to move vacant nursing positions within health regions to communities with a demonstrated need for a nurse practitioner where no position exists. Relocation grants – Nurse practitioners will be eligible for incentive grants of up to $40,000 over five years for practising in hard-to-recruit positions or locations.

coming up with something that is acceptable to both. “We want to do what is best for both communities and their citizens,” he said. “From our perspective, the detachment serves a very large area that includes offices in Radisson and Delisle as well.” Both Martensville and Warman are seeking to increase the number of officers allocated to their cities by one additional officer next year. While his workday is packed, Davidson has found a way to stretch things out to accommodate two of his passions: physical fitness and his love of horses. “My day generally starts at 4:20 every morning,” said Davidson. “I run seven miles before heading into work, and I’m at my office by 6:30 every morning.” Davidson modestly admits that his fitness level is better than a lot of the raw recruits at RCMP depot. “I can still get through the fitness test pretty easily,” he said with a grin. “But I’ve always loved sports. In my younger days I played a lot of hockey and softball. I was a softball pitcher, so I was kind of popular in some of the communities I served in because ball teams always needed pitchers.” He plays hockey with the Saskatoon Police Service team at the Legends Centre every Friday. But his real passion is horses. Anyone who’s attended the Warman or Martensville parades in the last few years has no doubt seen Davidson in his red serge astride his coal-black quarterhorse named Gideon. He boards his horse outside Saskatoon and exercises him as often as possible. “We do the grand entry at the Ponoka Stampede every year, and quite a few other events across the west,” said Davidson. “It’s partly public relations.” Davidson said in tourist hotspots like Jasper in the height of summer, he and his horse are the subject of thousands of photos every day. “Gideon is very good with crowds,” said Davidson. “That really helps.”


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Careers & Employment Town of osler

positions available for a Paddling Pool Supervisor and Operators as well as general summer maintenance workers. Must be a full time student returning to school in the fall of 2014. Successful applicants should be reliable and possess good organzational skills. Pool operators will be required to have current First Aid certification. For more details please call the Town Office at (306) 239-2155 or forward resume by April 30th to: Town of Osler 228 Willow Drive Box 190 Osler, SK. S0K 3A0 Fax: (306) 239-2194 info@townofosler.com WW1451

Lilydale Inc - A Sofina Foods Company Is currently seeking full-time Production Workers for their chicken plant in Wynyard, Sask. Starting wage is 13.84/ hr with a comprehensive benefits package and pension program. All applicants welcome! Call Linda @ (306) 554-2555 EXT 238 for more info Send Resumes to: Linda Karakochuk Sofina Foods Inc Box 760 Wynyard, SK SOA 4T0 Fax: (306) 554-3958 Email: LKarakochuk@sofinafoods.com

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The Town of Osler has been fortunate this year to receive grant funding from the “Saskatchewan Summer Student Works Program” specifically to hire a Paddling Pool Operator who will work for 10 weeks over the summer at approximately 35 hours per week. Qualifications: be a returning student in the fall of 2014; hard working; reliable, punctual; creative and energetic. Work ExpEctations: Under the direction of the Paddling Pool Supervisor, the student will be expected to perform general duties relating to the paddling pool and surrounding grounds, including but not limited to: • Keeping the grounds neat and tidy • Mowing, weeding, possibly some painting • Water testing, checking heater and filters • Supervising children at play Under the Direction of the CAO for the Town, the student will also be expected to: • Assist the Supervisor with the creation and preparation of summer programs and scheduling • Assist/participate with the preparation and coordination of Canada Day activities, in conjunction with the “Osler Celebrates Canada” full day event Please send your resume no later than April 30 2014 to: forward your resume w/3 references to: town of osler 228 Willow Drive, p.o. Box 190 phone 306-239-2155 fax 306-239-2194 osler, sk s0k 3a0 Email: info@townofosler.com Preference for this position will be given to students who identify themselves as one of the following target groups: Adult Basic Education Student; Aboriginal Student; or Student with a Disability

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COOK WANTED The Legends Golf Club is looking for a full time line cook for the 2014 season. The applicant must be willing to work evenings and weekends. Call for more details. ICED CAPP RESTAURANTS LTD.

Louis Dreyfus, an international agricultural commodities trading firm, has an opening for a Full-time Elevator Operator to join our Inland Grain Terminal in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will possess strong mechanical abilities. The primary roll of this position is assisting unloading and loading trucks and rail cars, assist with repairs and maintenance of equipment used at the facility and assisting with other terminal operations. The ability to grade grain using CGC standards is an asset but not required. The successful candidate will be operating within a grain dust environment. Candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast pace environment. If you would like to work for a company that will rise to meet new opportunities, Louis Dreyfus ABERDEEN is the place for you. We offer competitive wages, health and retirement benefits. Please submit your resume to: Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada Ltd Attn: Ray Baumann Box 303 Aberdeen, Saskatchewan S0A 0K0 Fax (306) 253-3314 Or email to ray.baumann@ldcom.com

Louis Dreyfus Commodities Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports workforce diversity. We actively recruit members of designated employment equity groups (visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and women).

AdministrAtive AssistAnt We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant who is motivated, energetic, a self-starter, and team player with an upbeat and positive attitude! You will be proficient in person and over the phone, transferring calls, scheduling inspections, outgoing mail and couriers, producing reports, preparing documents and overall maintaining a professional working environment. The successful applicant will have an outgoing personality and enjoy working with others as well as independently. You must have excellent communication skills and have the ability to prioritize tasks and ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing, entering documents and proofing documents. You will need to be comfortable with computers and have basic computer knowledge.

The Rural Municipality of Blucher No. 343 invites applications from persons for the position of Full Time Administrative Assistant. The office is located in Bradwell, 25 minutes East of the City of Saskatoon. The Municipality has a population of over 1,800 residents, including a wide range of agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Past experience in a similar position would be preferred as well as the completion of an administration course from a recognized business college or post-secondary education.

The successful candidate may have various types of experience in office assistant administration and possess well developed interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with a Rural Class “C” Certificate or comparable education or experience

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Please forward your application by 5:00 p.m. April 30, 2014 to: Administrative Assistant Position R.M. of Blucher No. 343 Box 100 Bradwell, Saskatchewan S0K 0P0 Tel: (306) 257-3344 - office Fax: (306) 257-3303 Email: rm343@sasktel.net

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Opportunity is knocking Jenson Publishing is expanding and has opened up a new Account Manager position with its two newspapers – the Clark’s Crossing Gazette and the Saskatchewan Valley News. Working from both offices in Warman and Rosthern, the primary objective of our successful candidate will be to work with his or her advertising clients to develop, construct and implement successful advertising strategies to a wide range of businesses in the area on a base plus commission basis. Applicants must be creative thinkers, able to work under deadlines and able to multitask with ease. Previous media sales experience is a definite asset but ongoing training will be provided to the right candidate. Applicants will also own

a reliable vehicle and smartphone. Some travel is required. If you are ready for a fun, exciting career change in a fast-paced team-oriented environment, provide us with your resume, cover letter and work-related references in confidence. Apply in-person or by email to: Terry Jenson, Publisher Clark’s Crossing Gazette 109 Klassen Street West Warman, SK tjenson@ccgazette.ca Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants in advance.


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Bill C-18: Is saving seed a farmer’s right, or is it a considered a privilege? By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

Is a farmer’s ability to save seed a privilege or a right? That question is at the heart of a debate that has held up the second reading of Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act. Proponents of the bill say it will promote investment and innovation in plant breeding, while critics say it will force farmers to pay more in royalties to seed companies without any guarantee of improved seed quality. The bill was introduced on December 9, 2013 in the House of Commons and has created a lot of concern by farmers over how it will be implemented. The bill will make amendments to nine agricultural acts including the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act, the Feeds Act, Fertilizers Act, Seeds Act, Health of Animals Act, Plant Protection Act, the Agricultural and Agrifood Administrative Monetary Penalties Act, the Agricultural

Marketing Programs Act and the Farm Debt Mediation Act. The intention of the bill, according to groups like Partners in Innovation (a coalition of 11 farmer organizations) and the Federal Government is to clarify and make those acts more efficient. The act causing the most controversy in the bill is the Plant Breeders Right Act. The goal of Bill C-18 is to bring the Plant Breeders’ Right Act into compliance with the 1991 Convention of the International Union for the Protection of New Plant Varieties (UPOV). Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union (NFU) president, said the bill does not benefit farmers. Slomp said UPOV is made up of plant breeders. Multi-national companies such as Monsanto and Pioneer are members. He said in 1978 this union of plant breeders established a protocol which set rules for plant breeders rights for investments in private plant breeding and how it can recoup on its in-

RCMP charge 56 during 1-day blitz A one-day province-wide traffic blitz by Saskatchewan RCMP members last month resulted in 56 Impaired Driving charges being laid. On March 22, the RCMP held a nation-wide impaired driving enforcement day. Checkstops at intersections across the country were held with the goal of reducing the number of impaired drivers on our roadways. Constable Trevor Bonnell with the RCMP’s F Division Traffic Services says the RCMP is committed to keeping the roads safe. “Here in Saskatchewan, the

operation saw 3,308 vehicles stopped at check-stops, which resulted in 56 Impaired Driving charges and 45 roadside suspensions,” said Bonnell. “Saskatchewan RCMP members put in a total of 496.5 man-hours of targeted enforcement on March 22.” Bonnell said impaired driving enforcement remains a top priority for the Saskatchewan RCMP and the police encourage anyone who sees a driver they believe is impaired to: pull over and call 911; state the location; report which direction the vehicle is travelling; describe the vehicle and driver.

vestments. Under the terms of UPOV 1978 farmers pay a royalty to plant breeders when they purchase seed. Slomp said the difference with UPOV 1991 is that plant breeders will have the right to collect an end point royalty. “When a farmer is using seeds for three years out of his own bin, every time he brings his end crop to the elevator for export or for sale the farmer will see deductions of royalties at the end point,” said Slomp. Slomp believes farmers have the right to save seed, which is why he would like to see the wording in the legislation changed from privilege to right. “It is important from a legal point of view to understand the difference between right and privilege,” said Slomp. “If the legislation says a farmer has the right to save seed with paying royalties then it will take a parliamentary procedure to take that right away.” Slomp said by using the word privilege this parliamentary procedure doesn’t exist, which he said is undemocratic. Norm Hall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), supports the NFU assessment of changes to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act. “They make a very good point and we agree with them that it is a farmer’s right and not a privilege to save seed,” said Hall. Hall said Bill C-18 is just one example of the huge changes being made to agriculture since the Conservative Government has been in office. “When you look at the changes to community pastures, Indian Head Tree Nursery, The Canadian Wheat Board, The

Fair Rail Freight Act and now Bill C-18 there are huge changes happening all across Canada and we are definitely seeing that in agriculture.” Hall hopes the changes won’t make agriculture unrecognizable in Canada in years to come. Gerry Ritz federal agriculture minister, said part of the confusion about amendments to the Plant Breeders’ Act and other Bill C-18 act amendments is caused by groups that do not support the legislation. “There is always a misconception and I think they do it on purpose by certain groups who say farmers have to pay a royalty up front and every time they handle the seed,” said Ritz. “None of that is true. This is accomplished with the contract a farmer makes with the seed provider where they pay the contract up front and pay the end point on what they sell.” Ritz said the advantage of Bill C-18 will ensure farmers will have access to the best varieties out there whether they are global or developed in Canada. Patty Townsend, CEO of the Canadian Seed Trade Association, said she doesn’t understand the difference between right and privilege wording in the legislation. “I don’t understand why people think there is a difference what you call it,” said Townsend. “It is an exception to the plant breeders right. It doesn’t matter what you call it under UPOV 1991 because it is an international convention.” Townsend said a misconception about the act that bothers her is when people liken plant breeders rights to patents, which they are not. “Under plant breeders rights there is a compulsory exception to the right for research. If

someone wants to use a protective variety to develop new varieties or do research the breeder who has the right has to allow that. In a patent they do not,” said Townsend. Partners in Innovation produced a fact sheet that clarifies a lot of the myths about the bill’s amendments to the Plant Breeders’ Act and what they mean, including the benefits to farmers and plant breeders, saving seed, royalties, and cleaning and conditioning seed. The fact sheet stated that Plant Breeders Rights do not only benefit the private sector. “Forty-five per cent of all agricultural varieties protected under the current Plant Breeders Rights were developed at public institutions. Agriculture

and Agri-Food Canada, universities and provincial research facilities all receive royalties from Plant Breeders Rights protected varieties they have developed.” Slomp said he is going to continue on behalf of the NFU to encourage farmers to sign a petition of 25 signatures in every MP’s constituency to have amendments added or have the bill thrown out completely. “To give you a practical look at what this bill means in the long run. Seed costs will go up, the new varieties coming out will not be any better than what we currently have,” said Slomp “We may lose complex aspects of new varieties in terms of what they are tested and bred for.”

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School Community Councils A primary link between home, community and school School Community Councils (SCC) support student learning and encourage parent and community involvement and engagement at the school level. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in the work of the local SCC.

SCC elections for all Prairie Spirit schools will be held between:

Monday, May 5 and Friday, May 16, 2014 Contact your local school for its election date and for more details, including the number of positions open for election.

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NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL

Public Notice of A Discretionary Use Application

Public Notice of A Discretionary Use Application

Public notice is hereby given that application has been received for a secondary suite, located within single detached dwellings, which are a discretionary use in the R2-Residential District.

Public notice is hereby given that application has been received for a secondary suite, located within single detached dwellings, which are a discretionary use in the R2-Residential District.

The land to which this notice relates is: Lot 1, Block 3, Plan No. 102139040 349 Haichert Street, Warman

The land to which this notice relates is: Lot 15, Block 1, Plan No. 102139040 323 Rigmor Street, Warman

The Council will consider this application at 6:30 p.m on April 28, 2014 in Council Chambers at Warman City Hall, located at 107 Central Street West. Council will hear any person or group wishing to comment on the proposed application. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the City Hall before the hearing.

The Council will consider this application at 6:30 p.m on April 28, 2014 in Council Chambers at Warman City Hall, located at 107 Central Street West. Council will hear any person or group wishing to comment on the proposed application. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the City Hall before the hearing.

Issued at Warman, Saskatchewan, April 7, 2014. Brad Toth, Municipal Planner

Issued at Warman, Saskatchewan, April 7, 2014. Brad Toth, Municipal Planner

Public Notice of A Discretionary Use Application

Public Notice of A Discretionary Use Application

Public notice is hereby given that application has been received for a secondary suite, located within single detached dwellings, which are a discretionary use in the R2-Residential District.

Public notice is hereby given that application has been received for a secondary suite, located within single detached dwellings, which are a discretionary use in the R2-Residential District.

The land to which this notice relates is: Lot 2, Block 3, Plan No. 102139040 347 Haichert Street, Warman

The land to which this notice relates is: Lot 33, Block 1, Plan No. 102139040 314 Haichert Street, Warman

The Council will consider this application at 6:30 p.m on April 28, 2014 in Council Chambers at Warman City Hall, located at 107 Central Street West. Council will hear any person or group wishing to comment on the proposed application. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the City Hall before the hearing.

The Council will consider this application at 6:30 p.m on April 28, 2014 in Council Chambers at Warman City Hall, located at 107 Central Street West. Council will hear any person or group wishing to comment on the proposed application. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing or delivered to the undersigned at the City Hall before the hearing.

Issued at Warman, Saskatchewan, April 7, 2014. Brad Toth, Municipal Planner

Issued at Warman, Saskatchewan, April 7, 2014. Brad Toth, Municipal Planner

Village of Clavet

Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Clavet for the year of 2014 has been prepared and is open for inspection in the Office of the assessor from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. On the following days:

Monday to Friday: April 11, 2014 to May 12, 2014.

A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with:

The Assessor, Village of Clavet #9 Main Street Box 68 Clavet, Sk. S0K 0Y0

no later than the 12th day of May, 2014.

Dated this 10th day of April, 2014

Janet E. Patry, Assessor

The fee to appeal your assessment if $100.00 per property and must be sent in with the appeal. If the appeal is successful, the $100.00 fee will be refunded.


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Fischer named Aberdeen’s Citizen of the year By JAMES TARRANT james@ccgazette.ca

The RM of Aberdeen selected Mel Fischer for its 2014 Citizen of the Year honour. The RM has handed out the award since 1982 with Kathleen Gordon as the first recipient. Kevin Kirk, deputy reeve for the RM, said they received six nominations this year, but Fischer stood out as the favorite this year to win the award. Originally from Saskatoon, Fischer moved to Aberdeen 16 years ago and right away got involved with his new community. Fischer ran Aberdeen Agencies, an insurance company that sold general insurance to residents in town and surrounding communities. Fischer was a broker for multiple insurance companies. If Fischer wasn’t donating money to community groups he could be found flipping burgers to help fundraise for the local school or curling rink. Kirk said when the town and RM decided to build a new recreation centre, Fischer played a large role fundraising for the new facility. Fischer was returning from a trip to Palm Springs when Kirk told Fischer that he won the award.

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Mel Fischer, shown here with his wife, Colette, in Palm Springs was named the 2014 Aberdeen Citizen of the Year Fischer said he was excited to receive the award and joked with RM councilors about it. “When I found out I received the award I texted back several of the RM Councilors and thought that they knew me better than that,” laughed Fischer. “They all laughed and said I deserved it. I think it is a great honour and a once in a lifetime opportunity to receive this award.” Fischer said there are lots of residents in Aberdeen that deserved the award more than he did. One of the qualities he loved

about living in Aberdeen was the people. “I can walk down the street on any day and you would always be invited in for visit. I jus think the town is fabulous,” said Fischer. Fischer was nominated for the award by 2011 Citizen of the Year Nettie Thiessen. Fischer said he couldn’t think of a better person to nominate him for the award. “She is a wonderful lady that everyone in Aberdeen should emulate,” said Fischer. The award was handed out at the RM Annual Ratepayers Supper in Aberdeen April 8.


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Agency aims to protect source water By TERRY PUGH

tpugh@ccgazette.ca

A significant percentage of private wells in Saskatchewan fail to meet minimum drinking water standards, according to an official with the provincial Water Security Agency (WSA). WSA Director of Policy and Communications Dale Hjertaas told the annual meeting of the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds in Saskatoon recently that monitoring private wells is one of the most challenging aspects of the WSA’s role in source water protec-

tion. “The only person responsible for a private well is the landowner,” said Hjertaas. “Most landowners don’t test the water in their wells very often.” Hjertaas said the WSA will be working with the watershed association in the future to try and encourage more individual landowners to have their well water tested. He added the WSA is also encouraging landowners to close off abandoned wells. Another major concern for the WSA in its efforts to protect source drinking water is

ensuring septic tank service companies dispose of raw sewage in a safe manner as set out in provincial legislation. While these companies are obliged to dispose of waste water appropriately, the WSA has documented cases where haulers have dumped raw sewage in places where it may run into lakes and rivers. “Raw sewage is full of a lot of things,” said Hjertaas. “It’s full of nutrients, pharmaceutical drugs, high bacterial counts, e-coli and so on. All these things have the potential to contaminate water sources, so it’s important that the sew-

Affinity Credit Union experiences growth in assets over past year Affinity Credit Union in 2013 reported higher-than-expected loan growth of 12.3 percent at its Annual General Meeting on April 2. Overall assets saw an increase of 6.5 percent and deposits grew by 6.9 percent. Speaking to credit union members in Saskatoon and via webcast at nine locations throughout the province, Mark Lane, Chief Executive Officer, highlighted a number of achievements during the year. “We continued to be an economic engine for Saskatchewan: 88% of member deposits, representing $3.2 billion, were provided directly to members in our communities in the form of loans for home mortgages, businesses, farmers and consumers. We rated highly in member satisfaction and realized sufficient profitability to ensure continued stability for the future.” Lane went on to say that in response to member feedback asking for more technologydriven channels in service delivery, Affinity launched Deposit Anywhere™ allowing members to deposit cheques from any location using a Smartphone and implemented Interac Flash™ on MemberCards® allowing members to pay for goods using the tap and go method.

Affinity also provided $1.9 million or 6.0 percent of pretax profits to community partners through donations, grants and scholarships to community projects, programs and facilities that benefitted and strengthened its communities. Affinity provided sponsorship funding in support of health and well-being, arts and culture, sports and recreation and other community service initiatives and organizations. 2013 was also a year of partnerships with other credit unions: Affinity officially welcomed members from Broadview, Colonsay and Muenster Credit Unions on January 1st 2013 and Advantage and Spectra Credit Union members on July 1st 2013. Before the year was out, Affinity Credit Union 2013 was again approached as a partner of choice for credit unions in Saskatchewan looking to enhance services to their members. As a result of these conversations and due diligence efforts, Hudson Bay and Shaunavon Credit Unions members have voted in favour of a merger with Affinity starting in 2015. In the fall, Affinity celebrated the official opening of its new head office location in the

City Park neighbourhood of Saskatoon. The building has received two Heritage Awards from the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee and the City of Saskatoon for the work done to expand and re-purpose the former Wilsons School and First Nations University of Canada building. “Throughout the construction process, it was important for us to maintain the look of the original building and to ensure it would be pleasing to the local community,’ said Lane. To read Affinity’s annual report and complete financial results, go to: www.affinitycu.ca/ about-us/media-centre/index. html About Affinity Credit Union Affinity Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Canada with $4.7 billion in managed assets and offers a significant branch network in Saskatchewan. It offers access to a complete range of accounts and services and is a leader in delivering investment and lending services to First Nations. Affinity Credit Union employs 965 people and is 100% owned by more than 130,000 members, all of whom have a voice in the way they do business. For more information, go to: www.affinitycu.ca

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age from septic tanks is disposed of properly. If it’s done well, and incorporated into the soil in the summer, there is minimal runoff and very little chance of contamination. But that’s not always happening. Winter land spreading is not allowed in most cases because it can’t be incorporated into the frozen soil. The sewage just sits on top and when the snow melts it winds up in the local lake or river.” Hjertaas said the WSA is encouraging resort communities to invest in better wastewater disposal systems such as lagoons. Hjertaas said a survey done last year by the provincial association of resort communities found that 23 per cent of cottage communities own their own lagoon, while a further 29 per cent of resort communities are part of a regional facility. “That leaves 31 per cent without some form of waste water treatment,” said Hjertaas. “They rely on the guys with septic trucks to haul it away.”

Sustainability key to managing prairie water resources By TERRY PUGH

tpugh@ccgazette.ca

The decisions we make today about water usage will have a big impact on the future, says Dr. Patricia Gober, a research professor in the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, and a faculty member with the University of Saskatchewan and the Global Institute of Water Security. Speaking at the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds annual meeting in Saskatoon recently, Gober said policymakers need sophisticated tools to map out a sustainable future when it comes to water usage. Gober and her team of researchers have come up with computer programs that incorporate both complex scientific data and straightforward social choices. The technical data runs in the background of the computer model and changes in direct response to the social choices that are inputted. Using the computer model, decision-makers are able to see the long-term results of the choices they make.

Gober said this type of futuristic modelling is needed to avoid the mistakes of the past. “We’re in a period now where traditional management and modelling strategies are being challenged by the uncertainties in the climate, uncertainties in the economy, and more stresses on the water supply than ever before,” she said. “The traditional ‘predict and plan’ mode for matching water supply and demand is not as reliable as we once thought.” Gober noted people will have to make significant “trade-offs” to ensure a continued supply of clean, quality water. “Not every community will make the same choices,” she said. “Because depending on where they live and the availability or scarcity of water, they experience, their priorities will be different.” She said public involvement is essential for governments at all levels in North America to come up with sustainable water policies. “There will be a combination of choices involved to get us where we want to go,” she said.

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Electric car maker may source raw material for batteries locally Tesla Motors new lithium-ion battery factory in the southwestern United States could source a major portion of its cobalt from the proposed Fortune Minerals’ Saskatchewan Metals Processsing Plant (SMPP) near Langham. According to a news release issued on Friday, April 4 by Fortune Minerals, Tesla plans to source its critical raw materials as close as possible to its planned $5 billion lithium-ion battery “gigafactory” in the southwest U.S. with a preference for North America suppliers to minimize environmental impacts and material costs. Fortune’s proposed refinery pr will produce cobalt chemicals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteriesused in electric vehicles like Tesla’s as well as in portable electronic devices. The Tesla Model S uses Nickel Cobalt Aluminum cathode chemistry from Panasonic containing 9% cobalt by weight. Lithiumion batteries using other cathode chemistries can contain up to 60% cobalt by weight. The SMPP will also produce gold, bismuth metals and chemicals, and byproduct copper. Fortune Minerals notes the bismuth market is experiencing significant demand growth as a non-toxic, environmentally safe replacement for lead in a number of products, including automotive anti-corrosion coatings, windshield frits, pearlescent paints and electronic solders.

Fortune says the SMPP could also be expanded to include battery and metal recycling as a future business opportunity in Langham. Tesla spokesperson, Liz Jarvis-Shean, has noted that the electric car manufacturer will look for North American suppliers of cobalt and other materials needed to “establish a supply chain that is local and focused on minimizing environmental impact.” “One of the key reasons is to more completely consider the total environmental impact of the supply chain while significantly reducing battery cost,” said Jarvis-Shean. “Our goal is to build batteries with the lowest environmental impact possible and that necessitates looking at where the raw materials come from and how much impact there was in mining, processing and transporting them.” “Tesla’s approach is a positive development for the future of our SMPP,” said Mike Romaniuk, Fortune’s Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer. “Our NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth copper project comprised of a mine and mill in the Northwest Territories and the processing facility in Saskatchewan will make us a vertically integrated North American supplier of the cobalt chemicals needed by battery manufacturers like Tesla.” Cobalt is a critical metal used in a number of important metallurgical and chemical products, but susceptible

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CLARK’S CROSSING GAZETTE • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014

FROZEN YOGURT & ICECREAM

Open insiDe OuR new!

Opening April 16th

subwAY lOCAtiOn DiAmOnD CentRAl plAzA 110 CentrAl St WArMAn

New n Locatio

BOSCH A HUSKIE AWARD WINNER

WAYNE SHIELS | CLARK’S CROSSING GAZETTE

Brennan Bosch of Martensville, was awarded the Rusty McDonald All-Round Male Athlete trophy at the 2014 Huskie Salute on April 4 at TCU Place.

sweet memORies

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new!

(Across from Warman highschool)

Open eVeRYDAY 10Am - 10pm

All YOuR fAVOuRites fROm

self seRVe fROzen YOguRt + tOppings bAR!

plus! thurSdAy April 17th bROADCAst! liVe! C95 @ 6Am fiRst 100 CustOmeRs will ReCeiVe A fRee! COffee + bReAkfAst sAnDwiCh

Clark's Crossing Gazette - April 10, 2014 issue  

Clark's Crossing Gazette - April 10, 2014 issue

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