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By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca The current municipal revenue-sharing agreement could see changes as a result of the current budget discussions, according to Premier Brad Wall. “Everything is on the table,” Wall told delegates to the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) annual convention

during a bearpit session on Wednesday, February 8.” It would be unfair to say there would be no change in the financial partnership in the short term. We haven’t made that decision yet.” Wall said the province is committed to ongoing revenue-sharing, and pointed out there has been a “near doubling” in the share of revenues given to municipalities since 2007. At the same time, he added, the province is facing serious “fiscal challenges.”

He said the government has already implemented costsaving measures, including reducing the size of the cabinet and cutting back on travel costs. He said provincial elected officials will take wage rollbacks, just as the government is requesting public sector employees to do. A number of SUMA delegates expressed concern that consolidation of health regions and school divisions may result in reduced front-line services, but Health Minister Jim Reit-

er and Education Minister Don Morgan said that’s not in the cards. “This is not about reducing front line staff,” said Reiter. “It’s about management and governance. There are currently 12 health regions in the province that are accountable to the minister but not to each other. People expect health services to be standard across the province, and not have different programs in different regions. “This is about operating as efficiently as possible.”

RM sending endorsement for interchanges By HILARY KLASSEN hklassen@ccgazette.ca Final details on interchanges for Warman and Martensville are being fine-tuned before construction can begin in spring 2017. Peter Kiewitt & Sons sought endorsement from the RM of Corman Park, as it moves into finalization of the design and into the construction phase. Corman Park will be sending an endorsement letter next week that outlines a few final stipulations for each project. The town of Osler has also endorsed the design with a few of their own stipulations. Once finalized, it is anticipated the

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In late 2016, the RM of Corman Park lobbied the province to install rumble strips on the Dalmeny Access Highway at its’ intersection with Highway 11. The Ministry of Highways confirmed that the location would benefit from the installation of the strips however, they noted that noise generated by the rumble may be a concern for local area residents. RM councilors determined on Monday that safety at the intersection was the priority and will signal the Min-

Corman Park is working on some resolutions to bring to the annual SARM convention at Prairieland Park from March 13 to 16. Councillors discussed resolutions relating to a couple of areas: flood plains and fine collection. Council opted to conduct additional research on flood plains in Saskatchewan as they compare to flood plains in other locations.

a vehicle lost control on the Highway 11 Warman overpass and slid off the road. There were no injuries or damages to the vehicle. On February 10 at 1:52 pm a vehicle was reported swerving all over the road on Highway 16 near Radisson. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be sober. On February 11 at 5:20 pm a two-vehicle accident occurred in Martensville. There were no injuries, charges were laid to one of the drivers. On February 11 at 7:20 pm a two-vehicle accident was reported on the Warman overpass. A car was attempted to pass a truck and ran into the rear of the truck. There were no injuries. The driver of the car was charged. On February 12 at 2:30 pm a theft was reported from the Canadian Tire Store in Martensville. The matter is under investigation with possible suspects. On February 12 at 9:13 pm a vehicle was stopped that

was driving erratically on Highway 16 near Langham. The 25 year old male was charged with impaired driving.

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SUMA supports Wall’s stance on carbon tax By HILARY KLASSEN hklassen@ccgazette.ca SUMA delegates came out in support of Premier Brad Wall’s tough stance on federal carbon pricing at their annual convention. But they added a stipulation from the floor that the province’s cities and towns play a leadership role in successfully implementing carbon reduction strategies. Moose Jaw city councilor, Don Mitchell, who drafted an amendment to the resolution, said “I think it is absolutely essential that we recognize and are taking leadership on alternative strategies for carbon reduction. We don’t support carbon tax as the answer by this motion but we do recognize that this is a serious issue,” he said. Several others indicated it is not enough to simply stand against carbon pricing without moving to address it in the province. At the same time, delegates acknowledged they do not have jurisdiction over carbon tax, which is a provincial issue. “Let’s not take away the role the province and the federal government play in this, said Regina mayor, Mi-

chael Fougere. “But we need to make it absolutely clear here that we support not a carbon tax but other strategies that will lead to the reduction of our carbon footprint in a very comprehensive way,” Ric Richardson, mayor of Green Lake, noted that the federal government gave the provinces ample opportunity to deal with carbon emissions on their own. “Our government chose not to, therefore they have to implement something,” he said. Terra Lennox-Zepp, councilor for the city of Prince Albert said people in Saskatchewan are asking for leadership on climate change. “I believe the vast, vast majority of you in this room want our provincial government to take reasonable action to move forward with climate action. This amendment simply asks the provincial government to work on this important topic of climate change.” The amendment passed with 166 in favor and 144 opposed. The motion for the resolution also passed. Delegates dealt with ten resolutions in the Tuesday meeting.

By HILARY KLASSEN hklassen@ccgazette.ca For many Canadians, the refugee experience is not that far removed from their past. That’s one reason a Langham resident has chosen to help a refugee family come to Canada. Ed Bueckert, chair of the Langham Community Refugee Sponsorship Committee (LCRSC), says his mother narrowly escaped death when her village was slaughtered during the Russian revolution. She was 16. It was a horror that moves him to tears, even now. Over a year ago, when the appeal for Canadians to take in Syrian refugees first went out, a conversation started in Langham about what the community could do to help. The group asked Dana Krushel from MCC Saskatchewan to come out and talk about the MCC program. “We found out there was a group that was really interested in doing this, so we formed a committee and started working at sponsoring a refugee,” said Bueckert. Initial tasks included getting criminal record checks done and making a decision about whether to independently register as a charity, or go through an organization like MCC. “We decided to go through MCC so we didn’t have to do all the legal work. They were very helpful in giving us information and helping us know what to do.” After that preliminary work the group began fundraising efforts. It takes an estimated $32,000 to sponsor a family of six, not a small sum for a small community. Last summer the LCRSC worked hard, meeting often over the summer to plan events. In fall and nearing

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Ed Bueckert presides over a fundraiser to bring a family over from Aleppo Christmas, a reality check had them wondering how long fundraising would take before they could finally go ahead. “Just before Christmas, a member of the community came forward and said he would match any funds we raised. Wow! When I told our committee, we were doing cartwheels,” Bueckert said. It meant they were well on the way to reaching their goal, and their focus shifted. They started thinking about what they would need to set up a household. Meanwhile, they heard of a church in Saskatoon that had sponsored a family from Aleppo, Syria. That family of six wanted to bring a sibling and his family over, but because Mount Royal Mennonite had just sponsored a family, they didn’t have sufficient resources to sponsor another, and were asking for help. The LCRSC made a decision to help. They committed to sponsoring a family of six from Aleppo that is

currently living in a refugee camp in very poor conditions. Where that family will settle remains an open question. Bueckert says they may prefer to live near family in Saskatoon. The decision may depend on what housing and employment opportunities are identified in Langham. The MCC has a contract with the federal government, which allocates a certain number of refugees to them each year. That number won’t be released until the end of February, Bueckert says. “At that point our application will go in and we’ll start collecting stuff and preparing for our family.” The committee is responsible for the family for a year. Besides housing, they will help with every aspect of life, from medical to educational matters to getting them Social Insurance numbers. A number one priority at the outset is helping them learn English. “We’ll be busy until they

get here just educating ourselves on what all needs to be done,” said Bueckert. The group will need volunteers to help as well. The LCRSC is a diverse group with representatives from the town of Langham as well as the surrounding community. Each member has his or her own reasons for wanting to sponsor a refugee. Bueckert has an additional reason. He resonated with a statement by Pope Francis made shortly after the U.S. announced its’ travel ban. He said, as Christians, if we don’t look after the poor and the homeless and refugees, we are hypocrites, because that’s what Christ taught us. “And I believe that. If we are followers of Christ we need to do what he taught. That also motivates me.” “It’s good for the community to work on a common goal like this. If we can settle this family in Langham, it just adds to our diversity and enriches us as a community.”

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The salad days are over, apparently, when it comes to municipal revenue-sharing. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall indicated the coming year will be a period of belttightening for cities, towns, villages and RMs when he told delegates to the recent Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) that “everything is on the table” during this year’s provincial budget deliberations. Wall cited the “fiscal challenges” faced by the province due to low prices for oil and other export commodities. Resource revenue has tanked, and the slowdown is spreading to other parts of the economy. But the provincial government needs to keep its priorities straight and ensure that essential services and critical infrastructure investments aren’t sacrificed for the sake of short-term political gain. During the boom years, municipalities benefited from the favourable revenue-sharing formula, which saw them receive funding based on one percentage point of the revenue that flowed into provincial coffers through the Provincial Sales Tax (PST). In 2016-17 the government pegged that amount at $271.34 million. This year, because of decreased PST revenues, funding to municipalities is very likely to drop. By how much, nobody knows until the budget comes out in mid-March. While municipal elected officials understand the reasons for the expected decline in revenue sharing funds, they are understandably concerned about the impact this will have on their communities. Unlike the provincial and federal governments, municipalities cannot run deficit budgets. Everything has to balance, so when expected funding from a senior level of government doesn’t come through, the municipality has to either cut spending or raise taxes. And in the end, as one SUMA delegate noted, there is really just one taxpayer, and downloading costs from the province onto municipalities is short-sighted. During the bearpit session with the Premier and Cabinet members at the SUMA convention, there were calls for the province to commit to cost-sharing infrastructure funding programs. Delegates also urged the province to ensure that consolidation of school divisions and health regions did not result in cuts to frontline service providers. The Premier was right when he told SUMA delegates that the amount of money going to municipalities over the last ten years has increased almost every year, but the fact is those funds were sorely needed to help municipalities catch up on their infrastructure deficit and provide essential services. The problem of aging infrastructure is still there, and the province needs to ensure municipalities aren’t left high and dry when it comes to funding sources.

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campaign manager for conservative candidate Kellie Leitch, admitted he had posted false information about Prime Minister Trudeau. Nick Kouvalis has previously served as campaign manager for Rob Ford, the late former mayor of Toronto. Kouvalis suggested Trudeau had given ‘billions’ to a range of foreign aid organizations including a large sum to a terrorist organization. His stated goal was to ‘drive left-leaning people nuts.’ Kouvalis has since resigned from Leitch’s campaign. Alberta premier Rachel Notley faces constant complaints that she’s against jobs and pipelines. In response, she said she hopes we haven’t moved into the ‘post-fact’ world to that extent. The next day came the infamous ‘lock her up’ chant. Both Google and Facebook are looking into ways to combat fake news in Canada. These mega-corporations find themselves in the role of managing information, and forced into posi-

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tions of responsibility for what is transmitted on their platforms. Maybe it’s easier to slide into falsehood or fudging the truth because of the influence of our judicial systems. While people swear to tell the truth in court cases, the whole proceedings are not primarily about the truth. They are about the evidence. Each side of a lawsuit presents evidence that suits their purposes and conceals evidence that does not. This is simply the norm and no one blinks at it. But when values like these infiltrate governments, where the legal profession is typically well represented, we know that at any given time, they will reveal or conceal as needed. We will only ever be told what suits the government’s purposes. Saskatchewan is not immune from fake news either. The Global Transportation Hub (GTH) land deal is a case in point where it’s pretty obvious no one is getting the whole story from the Saskatchewan government. We’re not getting truth, just

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a version of events. Perhaps we should not be surprised. This is how politics works. Yet in an age where greater transparency is increasingly valued, secrecy seems doubly suspect. Jeff Grigg, a high level highways official at the time of the GTH deal who has since retired, used words like ‘ridiculous’ and ‘alarming’ and ‘shocking’ last week to describe the land deal pricing and process, as he saw it unfold while still in government. There’s an old saying that ‘the truth will set you free.’ But does anyone really want that kind of freedom? It seems most people prefer the slavery of trying to cover their tracks, lie awake at night fearing exposure, work hard all day to ensure the mask is in place and the truth is concealed, and live to ‘serve their country’ another day. It will be interesting to watch the Conservative leadership race to see how much post-fact politics show up. The only way to combat lies is with the truth.

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Crime rates increasingly driven by drug trade: RCMP By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca Highly-addictive synthetic opioid drugs like Fentanyl are fuelling property crimes and violence in communities across Saskatchewan, according to RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki. “We often see that secondary offenses are driven by other things like the drug culture,” said Zablocki in an interview following a discussion with municipal elected officials at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention in Saskatoon on Wednesday, February 8. “It’s becoming a high risk area for communities, and for our officers.” Zablocki said RCMP officers now routinely carry a quantity of Naloxone in the form of a nasal spray. Naloxone blocks or reverses the effects of opioids, and acts as a fast-acting antidote to Fentanyl and related drugs. “We’re experiencing a growing influx of Fentanyl as the drug trade moves in from BC and Alberta,” said Zablocki. “In BC, the number of deaths from Fentanyl overdoses is through the roof, and Alberta is experiencing significant issues as well. “We foresee that it is going to get worse in Saskatchewan.” Zablocki said the RCMP in Saskatchewan is participating in a provincial com-

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The Village of Clavet held its 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Night on Saturday, February 4 at the Clavet Community Hall. Top photo: Clavet Mayor Spencer Beaulieu presents the Clavet Citizen of the Year award to Blair Bentley, who served on the village council for 22 years, including 20 as mayor. Bentley also received a long-service award from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) at that organization’s recent convention in Saskatoon. Lower photo: Clavet Mayor Spencer Beaulieu presents the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award to Fire Chief Kelly Driedger.

TOWN OF DUCK LAKE NOTICE OF POLL

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: 1. A poll has been granted for the election of:

CounCillor: Town of Duck lake 2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, the 1st day of March, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the polling place listed below. 3. I will declare the results of the election at the Duck Lake Town Office on the 2nd day of March, 2017 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. Polling Place: BEllADroME Address: 301 - 2nd Avenue South, Duck lake Dated this 16th day of February, 2017

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that provision has been made for (an) advance poll for electors who: 1. are physically disabled. 2. have been appointed as election officials; or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election. Voting will take place on Monday, the 27th day of February, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the polling place listed below Polling Place: Town office Address: 301 front St., Duck Lake Dated this 16th day of February, 2017

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Former Clavet Mayor Blair Bentley; along with muicipal employees Bernadette Hamoline of Aberdeen, Shirley Huffman of Aberdeen and Randy Sherstobitoff of Langham; were presented with longservice awards at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Assocation (SUMA) convention in Saskatoon recently. Every year at the President’s Banquet and Awards Ceremony, the SUMA Board of Directors recognizes individuals from across the province who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding service in the municipal field. Through the awards program, SUMA acknowledges the contribution of individuals in the municipal field to an improved quality of life in their communities and to the advancement of local government in our province. The SUMA Board accepts nominations from communities and councils throughout the province. The individuals nominated are considered the most deserving of recognition for their outstanding service to their communities. On behalf of all SUMA members, we are proud to honour these individuals for their outstanding contributions to the development and prosperity of our communities and urban governments in Saskatchewan.

Meritorious Service

Meritorious service awards are granted to municipal staff members with 20 or more years of service. It recognizes their career

success, dedication, and involvement in their local communities. These award recipients are outstanding individuals who have become role models in their communities. Through their long service, they have made a valuable contribution to the success of their municipalities. They strive for an improved quality of life through a strong local government. • John Baker, Town of Wynyard — 34 years • Murray Bigelow, Town of Nipawin — 23 years • Janet Black, Village of Neilburg — 20 years • Rosalie Brown, City of Meadow Lake — 21 years • Doug Craig, Town of Wynyard — 26 years • Bernadette Hamoline, Town of Aberdeen — 25 years • Marion Hougham, Village of Paradise Hill — 22 years • Kim Houghtaling, City of Swift Current — 20 years • Shirley Huffman, Town of Aberdeen — 25 years • Randy Johannesson, Town of Wynyard — 25 years • Kathy Ritchie, City of Yorkton — 30 years • Randy Sherstobitoff, Town of Langham — 20 years • Robert Smith, City of Weyburn — 30 years • Jim Toye, City of Prince Albert — 32 years

Honorary Service Award

Honorary Service Awards are granted to elected officials throughout the province with 20 or more years of service. It recognizes their long‑term dedication to, and involvement in, their local communities. These award recipients are

Public Notice Bylaw 2017-02

Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Warman intends to adopt a bylaw to amend Bylaw 2013-17, known as the Animal Control Bylaw.

individuals who demonstrate leadership in their communities and who strive for an improved quality of life. Their generous contributions of time and talent have strengthened their local governments. • Blair Bentley, Village of Clavet — 22 years • Sharon Dickie, Town of Shaunavon — 22 years • Gerhardt Ernst, Town of Pilot Butte — 20 years • Francis Fleuter, Village of Beechy — 20 years • Jeff Marshall, Village of Mendham — 32 years

• Rob Stephanson, City of Weyburn — 20 years • Terry Volk, Town of Burstall — 25 years Life Membership Award A SUMA Life Membership award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies commitment and dedication to community, and significant contributions to urban government in Saskatchewan through SUMA. For 2017, the SUMA Board of Directors chose former Regina City Councillor Fred Clipsham to receive this award.

Public Notice of a Discretionary Use Application

Public notice is hereby given that application has been received for a secondary suite located within a single detached dwelling, which is a discretionary use in the R2 – Residential District. The land to which this notice relates is: Civic address: 539 Palmer Crescent Proposed Discretionary Use: Secondary Suite Legal Description: Lot(s): 14 Block: 10 Reg. Plan No.: 102152821 Council will consider this application at 6:30pm on February 27th 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 City Hall before the hearing. Notice of presenting information orally or in written form must be received by the City of Warman a minimum of three working days prior to the hearing. Issued at Warman, Saskatchewan, Feb 15th, 2017 Chris Hilash, Community Planner

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R.M. of Blucher, No. 343

Pursuant to Section 2.2 (a) i) 4 of Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 3-2001, notice is hereby given that the University of Saskatchewan has made application to develop an 80 animal unit Intensive Livestock Operation on the location described as the E ½ Section 20-34-3 W3. The purpose of this application is to construct a facility to be used as part of the University of Saskatchewan Forage and CowCalf Research and Teaching Unit (FCCRTU).

iNteNt The proposed Bylaw will allow for the residential and industrial keeping of bees within the City of Warman. Affected lANd The proposed bylaw will affect all Residential and Industrial properties. ReAsoN The City of Warman has been approached by landowners requesting an amendment to the Animal Control Bylaw to allow for beekeeping within residential backyards. Background research was conducted and a bylaw amendment was developed considering best practice methods within surrounding communities. Public iNsPectioN Any person may inspect the Bylaw at the City of Warman office between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday excluding statutory holidays. Copies are available at cost. Public HeARiNg Council will hold a second and third reading of the proposed amendment during a regularly scheduled Council meeting on February 27th, 2017. Any comments regarding this amendment can be sent to the Planning & Development Department at chrish@warman.ca. All comments must be sent a minimum of three business days prior to the scheduled Council meeting. chris Hilash, community Planner

Interested parties may view the application and related information at the R.M. of Blucher No. 343 office located in Bradwell, Sask. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Council has set the date for the public hearing at which parties may make representation for Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office in the Village of Bradwell. Issued at Bradwell, this 16th day of February, 2017. R. Doran Scott, R. M. A., Administrator


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Waldheim upgrading Sam Wendland Park By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca Work is set to begin this spring on improvements to Sam Wendland Park, thanks to a $53,000 injection of funds from the federal government’s Canada 150 grant program. The park, described by many as the “jewel” of the community, was first established in 2001 and is uniquely situated in the centre of town. Anchored on its western edge by a recent housing development, it is built on land that at one time was the site of a section of CN Rail’s Carlton branch line. While the grain elevators are long gone, the town’s former train station, which

now houses the library and museum, has been refurbished and still stands on its original site. Waldheim Chief Administrative Officer Chris Adams said the Canada 150 grant is much appreciated, because it allows the town to continue upgrades to the park that were begun last year. “It’s a linear park concept that includes pathways, a gazebo and play areas,” said Adams in an interview. “It’s land that we have set aside as a municipal reserve for a heritage park.” Waldheim was incorporated as a village in 1912, and became a town in 1967. The park is named in honour of Sam and Martha Wendland.

Sam Wendland served as a village councillor from 1956 to 1962, village overseer from 1962 to 1967, and finally as Mayor of the Town of Waldheim from 1967 to 1997. A plaque at the park commemorating the contribution of the Wendlands reads in part: “The park was built paying homage to our past and cultural origins, with a look to the future by providing a green space for all. We welcome the start of the new millennium by honouring the history of our community and residents in a way that symbolizes our pride in the past while building for the future, creating a place where history and recreation can join to-

gether.” The scheduled improvements include landscaping, planting grass, installation of irrigation and underground electrical lines for proper pathway lighting, as well as additional benches. “We have pathways throughout the entire park, and last year we were able to pave those trails,” said Adams. “But right now a portion of the park is still a bit of an open area. We have planted pine trees and shrubbery, but we want to have it nicely landscaped, irrigated and lighted this year.” Adams said the goal is to have the improvements done by July 1, Canada Day.


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By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca If it’s old-time country, bluegrass or gospel, Bill and Vi Johnston can probably play it. The long-time Waldheim residents are the heart of “BJ and Friends,” a group of musicians that also includes Jim Andres, Sam Bueckert, and Clarence and Ruth Peters. Besides playing at seniors’ care homes throughout the region, the group is a favourite at local gospel music festivals. But they’re best known in their home town for hosting an open “jam night” on the third Tuesday of every month at Waldheim’s Jubilee Hall. “Anyone who wants to bring their guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica or squeezebox is more than welcome to join in,” said Johnston in an interview on

Thursday, February 9. “We make a circle and every musician gets a turn to lead. It’s informal and fun, and we usually have a pretty goodsize audience.” In addition to the jam sessions, there’s also a concert at the hall on the last Friday of every month featuring a band or solo artist. “We usually get an audience of between 85 and 140 people. Mostly seniors,” said Johnston. “It’s become kind of a tradition in town, and there’s plenty of interest so it’ll probably keep going as long as we can keep covering our costs.” The community-owned hall, which is attached to a seniors’ residence, is administered and maintained by the local New Horizons seniors organization. Bill Johnston is now chair of the New Horizons after several years of serving on the board.

He said the jam evenings started about four years ago, when “BJ and Friends” started holding informal gettogethers at different places in town. The events proved so popular that all the other venues quickly became too crowded. “I was on the board of New Horizons at the time, and I asked if we could hold a jam session once a month and open it up to the community,” said Johnston. “It was agreed that if we paid all the expenses and cleaned up afterward, we could use the hall. “So we had our first one, put a bowl out on the table and people put in their donations. We covered our expenses that night and we’ve been doing it ever since.” Johnston said next to the rink, the Jubilee Hall is the social heart of the community. Built in the early 1980s,

the hall is home to the New Horizons club, whose members have access to pool tables and an exercise room in the building. The hall also has kitchen facilities and is rented out for private functions, family gatherings and concerts. But it’s also an important municipal building, serving as the Emergency Operations Centre for Waldheim in the event of a serious natural disaster. Recently a heavy-duty generator was installed to make the building self-sufficient during a power outage. Johnston, who has lived in Waldheim since 1976, said while the population of the town has grown, it still retains a very small-town, friendly character “I would say we have a real good quality of life in town,” he said. “People enjoy living here. Neighbours look out for each other.”

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Outlaws experience plenty of hockey action The Prairie Outlaws senior hockey team have been busy of late, playing in the SHA Senior A Provincial playoffs as well as the FCHL post-season. Prairie started the SHA playoffs with a 4-1 victory in Waldheim over the Lanigan Pirates, on Sunday, February 5. The Outlaws then followed up that win with a 6-3

victory in Lanigan on Friday, February 10. With that win, the Outlaws advanced to the next round, which is the semifinals in the north division of the provincial playoffs. Prairie will be playing the Wilkie Outlaws and Game 1 of the best-of-three series will be in Waldheim. For the FCHL playoffs,

Prairie finished second in the regular season and the Outlaws have home ice advantage in its best-of-five series against the Wakaw Warriors. The Outlaws lost 5-2 in Game 1 of that series on Tuesday, February 7, in Waldheim. In Game 2 on Monday, February 13 Prairie was on the road and won

7-5, to tie the series. Game 3 is in Waldheim on Friday, February 17. The Game starts at 8 p.m. The winner of this series will play the winner of the Tisdale and Hague series in the FCHL Final. Prairie is chasing after a fourth straight title after winning the championship in the past three seasons.

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By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca It’s only February, but Scott Dyck and Chris Mason have their sights set on September and the 2017-18 school year. Dyck is principal of the new Traditions Elementary School in Warman, while Mason is principal of the new Lake Vista Elementary School in Martensville. Both were appointed to their positions last spring. Since early February, they’ve been working full time out of the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) office getting everything ready for the opening of their respective schools in the fall. “The buildings are supposed to be completely finished on July 3,” said Mason, who has served as Principal of Waldheim School for the past three and a half years. “That’s when we get the keys and can start moving everything in. “It’s becoming more real as the process moves further

along,” he added. “We’re holding meetings with parents and the community, answering their phone calls and emails, and making decisions about a lot of the details for the September opening.” “It’s exciting,” said Dyck, who has been Principal of Warman Elementary School for the past ten years. “Not a lot of administrators get an opportunity to open up a new school. It’s a career highlight, that’s for sure. It takes a lot of time and energy, but it’s very exciting work.” Both schools have a capacity of 475 students and were built under the P3 model. Traditions Elementary is a joint-use school with Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary; and Lake Vista Elementary is connected to Holy Mary Catholic Elementary. The Catholic schools are administered by Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools division. Each school also shares a 90-space childcare centre operated by an inde-

pendent contractor. In addition to purchasing desks, tables, furniture, office supplies and other equipment, the two principals are working with parent playground committees to raise funds for play structures at the schools. The public and Catholic school parents in each community are working together on their projects. “We decided early on that it makes sense to do joint fundraising for the playgrounds,” said Dyck. “Otherwise the two schools would be competing against each other going after the same donations from community members and businesses. It makes sense to do what is in the best interests of the kids.” Dyck noted the playgrounds are also intended for community use. Mason said in addition to large gymnasiums and library, the new schools have a lot of flexible learning spaces where students can collaborate on projects.

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Traditions Elementary School principal Scott Dyck (left) and Lake Vista Elementary School principal Chris Mason are putting all the pieces in place for the September 2017 opening of their respective schools

Families have choice of K-4 elementary schools in Warman By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca Parents of Kindergarten to Grade 4 students in Warman will be able to choose between two elementary schools beginning this fall. The opening of the new Traditions Elementary School in the as-yet undeveloped Traditions residential neighbourhood in the north end of Warman in September will effectively double the classroom capacity for younger grades, according to Scott Dyck, newly-appointed Principal of Tradi-

tions School. At a public meeting at the Warman Elementary School auditorium on Thursday,, February 9, Dyck provided an overview of the new school and answered parents’ questions about transportation, class sizes, and other concerns. Approximately 90 parents attended the Thursday event; a similar meeting two days earlier saw roughly the same size crowd. Dyck, principal of Warman Elementary for the past ten years, is now

working full-time out of the Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) office as he prepares the groundwork for the opening of Traditions Elementary School. Warman Elementary School VicePrincipal Orlando Pauls has assumed the role of Interim Principal at Warman Elementary for the remainder of the school year. “Parents will choose which school they want their children to go to,” said Dyck. “We’re in a fortunate situation because we have a choice between two really

great schools. “Parents indicated to us early on in the process that they wanted to be able to choose,” he added. “The reason the new school was built is because we desperately need more space for our student population. “We have 740 kids in Warman Elementary. That’s a lot.” Dyck said the school division is optimistic that the end result of parents’ choice will be that half the students will enroll in Traditions, and the other half at

Warman Elementary. This is what is best for students. “Our goal, if everything works out, is to have half the kids here and half at Traditions,” said Dyck. “What happens if all the kids decide to go to one school and not the other? My answer is I hope that won’t happen. If that is what happens, we may have to ask some parents to reconsider their decision.” Dyck said because Traditions Elementary is located in a new area that has not yet been developed, bus

transportation will be provided to the new school from all parts of the city. “It’s a unique situation” said Dyck “The school is a long distance from most residences, and the new neighbourhood will have a lot of construction traffic over the next few years. It’s our goal to ensure the kids are safe as they go to and from school.” As the Traditions neighbourhood develops, CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Lake Vista Elementary School and Holy Mary Catholic School in Martensville will be one of the province’s new joint-use schools when it opens later this year

Lake Vista Elementary third option in Martensville By HILARY KLASSEN hklassen@ccgazette.ca Chris Mason is excited to be the principal of the new Lake Vista School in Martensville. He says it’s a beautiful facility and he’s keen to see who will fill its classrooms. Mason took some time to school some parents about the facility at a public meeting on Monday. Lake Vista is one of 18 joint-use schools currently being built in the province, in a total of nine buildings: four in Saskatoon,

one in Martensville, one in Warman and three in Regina. Each school houses a public and a Catholic school. Lake Vista can handle 450 students without portables - with portables up to 650. Mason says portables can be added fairly seamlessly. There are two gyms: the large gym is shared with the Catholic school and a smaller gym is comparable to those at Valley Manor and Venture Heights schools. It has a two-story library, with collections on

the main floor and soft-seating for reading upstairs. “There are many common spaces and breakout areas. There is a Home Ec lab, and Industrial Arts shop and a band room. It’s a huge building, very spacious and just beautiful,” Mason said. “There’s ‘tons’ of windows and lots of natural light.” The question to be answered in the next few months is who will be attending Lake Vista. The school is in the process of gathering informa-

By TERRY PUGH tpugh@ccgazette.ca Warman City Council gave first reading to an amendment to the city’s Animal Control bylaw that would allow for beekeeping within residential backyards. The bylaw amendment was introduced at a regular council meeting on Monday, February 13. The amendment

still has to be debated and is slated to come back before council at a later meeting. Under the proposed bylaw a maximum of two hives would be allowed per residential property, with a minimum setback distance of two meters to any property line. The hives must be located a minimum of two meters above grade. Additional

hives may be allowed if a person’s property size allows for it. The bylaw stipulates that the beekeeper must “maintain the bees in such a condition as to reasonably prevent undue swarming or aggressive behaviour,” and all beekeepers must register their bees with the Provincial Apiarist.

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tion from parents which will inform decisions going forward. Martensville parents will have the choice of whether their children will attend Lake Vista or not. “If you live in the Valley Manor attendance zone you can go there or to Lake Vista. If you live in the Venture Heights attendance zone, you can go there or to Lake Vista,” said Mason. As the Lake Vista area grows, the anticipation is, families who move there will register their kids in Lake Vista School. Transportation will likely evolve over time. “If you currently have transportation to Venture Heights or Valley Man-

or, this will not change. If you don’t qualify, that won’t change. But there will be transportation for any student in Martensville that wants to attend Lake Vista,” Mason said. Lake Vista is currently taking registrations for kindergarten and parents will be notified about a kindergarten open house to take place in spring. Pre-kindergarten will continue to be offered, with the location determined by the Ministry of Education. Depending on interest, French immersion will be offered at Traditions Elementary School in Warman. There will be a before and after school pro-

gram and ninety spaces for child care. Preference will be given to siblings of those enrolled in the joint-use school. A brief survey will be sent to all at Venture Heights and Valley Road. It is expected to provide some good indicators about programming, staffing and busing. Decisions will be based on what’s best for the student. “What would be best for students in Martensville is if students were evenly distributed. “I know there are great opportunities in the other schools, but Vista Heights is going to be fantastic!” said Mason. Survey forms are due back on March 3.

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a “natural catchment” area will emerge for student enrollment in the coming years. Traditions Elementary School will be K-4 in 2017-18 and K-5 in 2018-19. Warman Elementary, which is currently Pre-K to Grade 3, will be Pre-K-4 in 2017-18 and Pre-K-5 in 2018-19. Warman Community Middle School, which is currently Grades 4-7, will be 5-8 in 2017-18 and 6-8 in 2018-19. The logistics of bus routes and times will be worked out once enrollment numbers are finalized. Dyck said students registering in the new school will see a lot of familiar faces. “There will be teachers moving over to the new school from Warman Elementary,” he said. “We don’t know at this point which teachers will move, or how many there will be.” Parents are encouraged to indicate their choice of

which school they will register their children in by March 3. Dyck noted parents can also indicate whether they are fine with their child going to either school. “We need this information from you so that we can make the best possible choices for students,” said Dyck. “You can drop off the questionnaire at the school, at the PSSD office, or e-mail me directly.” The school division is currently surveying parents to measure interest in a possible French Immersion program at Traditions. Dyck said implementation of such a program depends on the level of interest among parents. “We’re not going to go down that path unless we know we have enough people to make it a viable program,” he said. With the addition of the new elementary school,, there is room to offer a be-

fore and after school program at both schools, Dyck said. Plans are underway to offer this program to parents this fall. Traditions Elementary School, which is connected to Holy Trinity Catholic School, will share a common space in the centre of the building which will house a 90-space childcare centre. The childcare facility will be run by an independent contractor. Families who have children enrolled at Traditions School will have priority for space at the Childcare Centre. A playground fundraising committee is in the process of being formed to ensure play structures are in place by the time the school opens in the fall, said Dyck. He added that he will rely on parent input from that committee because elections for a Traditions School Community Council will not be held until May, 2017.

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AQUARIUS January 20– February 18

Aquarius, it’s hard to mistake your allure right now. If you are single, others will really notice you this week. If you’re attached, you will get more attention from your partner.

PISCES February 19– March 20

This could be a memorable month for your career, Pisces. You have the ability to get the attention of some very important people.

ARIES March 21– April 19

Expect some great luck and happiness in the days ahead, Aries. If you plan on taking a trip, travel will most likely be to a warm-climate destination to soak up the sun.

TAURUS April 20– May 20

You have a reputation of being a great financial strategist. It’s time to look over your personal finances & see where you might be able to tighten the reins here and there.

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A partner in your life has become very vocal lately and is not easy to persuade on any topic. You have to find a way to reach this person so the relationship can develop.

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Children, involvement in creative projects, or other personal, private life affairs will fill several days, Leo. Serious decisions can be put off for the time being.

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Virgo, your home and family are on the top of your mind as you enter the week, Virgo. Perhaps you have party details to oversee or travel arrangements to make.

LIBRA September 23– October 22

You always are thinking of others, Libra, but now it’s time to think of yourself. Rest if that is what you desire, or plan a move if you need a change of pace.

SCORPIO October 23– November 21

Scorpio, this should be a happy week for you with a lot of social interaction among friends. A number of nights out dot your calendar, and you’re not apt to miss any.

SAGITTARIUS November 22– December 21

As the week opens you could be reassessing everything in your life, from your job to your relationship to your goals. This can be a good time to put any plans into motion.

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By MACKENZIE HIENTZ mackenzie@ccgazette.ca The Martensville Peewee A Marauders used their speed and capitalized on the man advantage during a 7-3 win against the Meadow Lake Stampeders, on Thursday, February 9. The game was part of the SHA Peewee A Provincial Playoffs as Martensville hosted this first matchup of the two-game, total-goals series. Both teams got off to a little bit of a slow start in the first period and Martensville coach Stew Pearce noticed that the Marauders weren’t playing to their capability. “They were nervous. We just needed a goal, once we got a goal they were all relaxed,” Pearce said. That first goal for Martensville came on a 5-on3 power play and it was

scored by Dawson Lennea. The goal also seemed to spark Martensville and a few minutes later the Marauders scored another goal on a 2-on-1 break. Luke Gurski made a smooth pass, to his left, to Halle Helperl and she went top shelf for the goal. Later in the period, Shaidon Yuzik scored a power play goal and the Marauders had a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. Martensville continued to use its quickness in the second period, which led to a goal scored by Helperl. Thirty-five seconds later, Kleysen Gabruck netted one and the Marauders led 5-0. Later on in the period, Lucas Guttormson scored another goal for Martensville. However, the Marauders got into some penalty troubles and the momentum shifted towards Meadow

Lake. “We were just killing penalties and it hurt us for a bit. So they got two quick goals on us on the penalty kill,” Pearce said. The Stampeders scored three straight goals in the second half of the period, but Martensville had a 6-3 lead going into the final frame. The Marauders once again committed multiple penalties in the third period, but didn’t allow a goal as Pearce mentioned that the team changed up a couple of things on the penalty kill. Yuzik scored another goal for Martensville in the period. Pearce said this team skates really well, and that skill was one display throughout the game, as he noticed the hustle the team showed. “We had a lot of good pass-

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ing, our power play was really good tonight, (and) that was nice actually,” Pearce said. The Marauders are made up of players from both of the Martensville peewee A teams. And Pearce said that shouldn’t affect team chem-

istry as they practice a lot together. Going forward, Pearce said the team just needs to keep competing at a high level to be successful. “We just got to keep passing the puck and moving our feet. Like I said, not a lot

of teams can keep up with us. As long as we’re skating (well) we’ll be good,” Pearce said. Martensville defeated Meadow Lake 6-0 Game 2 on Sunday, February 12 and the club won the series 13 goals to 3.

Pee Wee ‘A’ Wildcats win opening game in Humboldt

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Robin Gerow and Taylor Markwart of the Rosthern High School senior mixed curling team sweep a rock during their rink’s match against Blaine Lake. The game was a part of the Central Valley Conference (CVAC) Senior Curling Districts that took place in Aberdeen on February 10 and 11. There were also separate tournaments for the girls and boys divisions as well.

The Warman Wildcats hold a narrow one-goal lead over Humboldt heading into Game 2 of their provincial Pee Wee A hockey championship series. The Wildcats won Game 1 by a score of 4-3 in Humboldt on Sunday, February 12. Wildcats manager Blake Neudorf said the opening game in the series was a tight one with both teams trading goals until Warman went up in the third period. Warman goals were

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scored by Carter Peters and Jagger Bitz; both had two goals each. Warman had some standout defence by Kendall

Guenther, while Ben Neudorf playing a strong game up front with two assists. Warman goaltender Kade Woodrow had an outstanding day with 28 saves in the game. Neudorf said it the win was a total team effort. “All three forward lines and the defense corps played strong,” he said. The next game in the twogame, total-points series is Saturday, February 18 at the Diamond Arena in Warman. Puck drop is 2:45.


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Royals drop Game 1 of FCHL semi-finals

By MACKENZIE HIENTZ mackenzie@ccgazette.ca The Hague Senior Royals fell 8-5 to the Tisdale Ramblers, during the semifinals of the Fort Carlton Hockey League’s (FCHL) playoffs on Saturday, February 11, in Hague. Hague dominated the majority of the game, outshooting the Ramblers 60-27. The Tisdale goalie played really well throughout the contest and he was the big factor in the Ramblers’ win. Right away in the first period, the Royals were generating pressure in Tisdale’s zone and also had an early power play, but came up empty in the scoring department. The Royals outshot Tisdale 12-1 just in the first half of the period, with nothing to show for it. Hague finally caught a break a few minutes past the midway point of the period and scored the game’s first goal. With no pressure in front of the net, Sean Aschim beat the goaltender from the slot. Shortly after that goal, Tisdale tied the game up on its third shot of the contest. And 41 seconds later, the Ramblers took the lead.

With just under three minutes reaming in the period, Tisdale jumped on the loose puck in front of the net and scored, which gave the Ramblers a two-goal lead. Tisdale’s momentum was short lived, after the Ramblers goalie gave up a rebound and Derrick Popplewell collected the puck and buried it in the net. The Royals had one last push in the final minute of the period, but couldn’t tie the game, and Hague trailed 3-2 after 20 minutes, despited outshooting the Ramblers 27-8. Hague continued to spend a lot of time time in Tisdale’s end throughout the early stages of the second period, but again couldn’t catch a break. Tisdale’s next three shots on net resulted in goals and that happened in a five minute span. Later in the period, Hague was on the power play and after many scoring opportunities, the Royals found the back of the net. The Tisdale goalie made the initial save, but the rebound he gave up led to an Adam Schwark goal. The Royals trailed 6-3 go-

ing into the final frame and again led in shots, as Hague outshot the Ramblers 44-14 after two periods. Tisdale actually started the third period really strong, generating multiple scoring chances and Hague goaltender Andrew Bodnarchuck made a some great saves to keep it a three goal deficit. Schwark scored four minutes into the frame, as the Royals had plenty of time to make a comeback. With around 10 minutes remaining in the game, Jesse Mireau netted one to pull his team within one goal. Toward the end of the period the Royals found them selves in some penalty troubles and gave up two power play goals, which sealed the game for Tisdale. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is in Tisdale on Friday, Feb.17. And Game 3 is in Hague on Monday, February 20. Game time is at 8:30 p.m. The Royals also played in the SHA Senior A Provincial Playoffs on Friday, February 10 and lost 3-2 to the Kindersley Red Lions. It was Game 3 of the best-ofthree series.

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Dalmeny advances in Peewee B provincials By MACKENZIE HIENTZ mackenzie@ccgazette.ca The Dalmeny Pee Wee Sabres moved onto the next stage of the SHA Pee Wee B Provincial Playoffs by defeating the La Ronge Ice Wolves 6-3 on Tuesday, February 7, at the Dalmeny Arena. Dalmeny won 6-3 in Game 1 of the two-game, totalgoals series and defeated the Ice Wolves by a total of 12-6. “We’re proud of the kids’ effort both in La Ronge and here tonight,” said Sabres coach Quincy Adrian. “All the way through the line-up everyone was doing their job, so it’s nice to get through that first round, and I’m looking forward to the next one.” Right from the drop of the puck, the Sabres controlled the pace of the game, spending a lot of time in La Ronge’s zone. “We have a really good skating team ... and the defence are mobile. So we’re really involving them in the play ... to be aggressive all over the ice. We felt if we

could just keep them (La Ronge) in their zone that will bode well for us,” Adrian said. Throughout the first period, Dalmeny had multiple scoring chances but the La Ronge goaltender made some great saves, showing his quickness. It wasn’t until 14 seconds remaining in the opening period when Joshua Werner scored the Sabres’ first goal of the game, as Dalmeny outshot La Ronge 15-4 in the period. Within the first two minutes of the middle frame, the Ice Wolves tied the game on a power play goal. However, it didn’t take long for the Sabres to regain the led as Moe Norston scored from point blank range. Around the midway point of the period, Dalmeny stayed persistent around the net as Ryder Bergen’s goal came off of a rebound. The Sabres led 3-1 going into the final frame. Matthew Truitt scored Dalmeny’s fourth goal of the

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Understanding reverse mortgages Have you thought about the idea of remaining in your home, getting some cash out of the equity to enhance your lifestyle needs, and not having to make any payments on the loan or repay the loan until your surviving spouse dies? If you or your parents are 62 years of age or older, this is an option you may wish to explore. The concept is referred to as a “reverse mortgage”. Reverse mortgages are becoming more popular, and are available to many people across Canada, particularly in the major cities. Many retirees have built up considerable equity in their homes, and may prefer to turn their largest asset into immediate cash and/or ongoing revenue and still remain in the home. People frequently prefer to remain in their own home, because it is in an established and familiar neighborhood, or close to family and friends. At the same time, they may also need cash or additional monthly income to meet personal needs such as travel, renovations, a new car or helping their children, but they don’t want to make monthly loan payments or pay tax on additional income. The basic concept behind a reverse mortgage is simple. You take out a mortgage on part of the equity of your home, and in exchange, receive a lump sum of money and/or a monthly income for a fixed period or for life. If you are married, this would be for the life of the surviving spouse. This latter example is sometimes referred to as a “reverse annuity mortgage” or RAM, as part of the money obtained from the mortgage is used to purchase an annuity.

When you die (or if you are married, when your surviving spouse dies), the mortgage plus accrued interest must be repaid. You do not have to make any payments in the meantime. If there is any balance left in terms of residual equity in the home after the sale, it would belong to the senior’s estate. If there is a shortfall, you want to make sure the company absorbs that loss, not your estate. Make sure that the reverse mortgage company has obtained an opinion from Revenue Canada that the lump sum payment and monthly annuity payments are taxfree, as long as you live in your home. You want to be assured in writing that the current ruling on the various means-tested programs, such as the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), is that receiving the annuity will not interfere with your eligibility for, or reduction in, the GIS. Since you still retain home ownership, you benefit from any appreciation in value of the home over time–that is, you get an increase in equity. For example, if your property goes up 10 per cent a year in value, and you locked in the mortgage on your property for the reverse mortgage or RAM at eight per cent, then you are technically ahead in terms of the interest differential. In reality, however, because you are not making regular payments on your mortgage, the accumulating interest is being compounded, eroding away from the increasing equity. The reduction could be offset substantially by an attractive average annual appreciation in property value. Conversely, a low or zero property

appreciation could result in the equity being eroded away rather quickly. The good news, given today’s low-interest environment, is that you are paying less interest on the money that you are borrowing. The bad news is that if you obtain an annuity, you are receiving less return on that annuity investment. There are variables between reverse mortgages and RAMs on the issue of interest rates and other specific conditions. Here are some points to consider and questions to ask: • What are the age requirements for the lump sum or annuity plan? • Do you need to have clear title on your home? • Can you transfer the mortgage to another property if you move? Are there any tax or financial issues involved? • What percentage of your home equity is used to determine the reverse mortgage or RAM, and what percentage of that is available for a lump sum payment and annuity? • Is the interest rate on the mortgage fixed for the duration of the annuity, or is it adjusted? And if adjusted, how regularly, and using what criteria? • If the reverse mortgage and lump sum are for a fixed term, what are the various terms available (l5, 20, 25 years)? • What if both spouses pass away unexpectedly just after the annuity begins? • What if the equity of the home (sold after the death of the surviving spouse) is insufficient to pay the mortgage and accrued interest? • Is the estate liable for the shortfall? • Can you move out of the

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house, rent it, and still maintain the reverse mortgage plan? What are the tax implications, if any, of this option? • If the annuity is for life, is there a minimum guaranteed period of payment or will payments stop immediately upon the death of the holder and/or the death of the surviving spouse? • How will the income received under the proposed plan be taxed? • Will the income received affect your eligibility under any federal or provincial housing or social programs? • How will your children feel about the fact that the equity in your house could be substantially or completely eroded as an asset of the estate? The process of obtaining a reverse mortgage or RAM takes about four to six weeks on average, including the home appraisal, annuity calculations and other matters. As mentioned, the complexity of these plans makes it essential for you to obtain independent legal and tax advice in advance, and thoroughly compare the features and benefits to determine if this concept or other alternatives, such as renting out a basement suite or cashing out and downsizing to a condo, are more appropriate for your needs. – Reprinted from Canadian Retirement Education Group Inc. www.retirementplanning.ca

Depending on your situation, some or nearly all your retirement income may come from your investments. How do you determine how much you can withdraw each year, to try to ensure your nest egg lasts as long as you do? One option is to choose a withdrawal rate in your first year of your retirement (4% is the current rate that actuaries advise will provide 30 years of income) to determine a dollar amount that you then adjust upwards by the inflation rate each year. This method does not adjust for market returns. A second strategy is to base your annual spending on a percentage of your portfolio’s value at the end of the previous year, regardless of its total value. This method is for those who can handle year-toyear variability, because your annual income is tied directly to market performance. Using a hybrid approach, you can take out a percentage of your portfolio’s balance from the previous year (e.g., 4%), and use that as your income for the year, unless market returns bring the value of your portfolio above or below ceiling and floor amounts you have predetermined. If that’s the case, you would use the ceiling or floor amount as your income for that year. When looking at retirement income strategies, it’s important to understand how specific strategies can impact your cash flow and tax burden. Investor’s Group can help to create a withdrawal strategy that is right for your financial situation.

If you subscribe to a “less is more” philosophy now, you will have more money to put toward retirement, and you’ll need less money when you get there. More and more people, young and old, are living with less to stop “stuff” from ruling their lives. In books, blogs, and TED Talks, converted minimalists describe the social, economic, and personal advantages of cutting back. People who scale down to the essentials report feeling more satisfied and happier. They also usually become wealthier, because spending less increases their chances of staying out of debt and saving more. Look at your life through a “less is more” lens. Can you live with a smaller vehicle or home, and fewer luxuries? If you need inspiration to stop spending, remember that we generally gain greater value from experiences than from buying material things. For (some) business owners it can make sense to build a retirement investment portfolio inside a company instead of paying out that corporate income to a shareholder. The company may also fund an Individual Pension Plan (IPP), which has the potential for greater tax assisted savings than through RRSPs or Defined Contribution Pension Plans. There are tax and income-building advantages and disadvantages to each of these “beyond RRSP” options, so be aware that these business-related options require careful planning and the guidance of financial professionals. – Republished courtesy of Investor’s Group

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The evolution of RRSPs Happy birthday, RRSPs. Introduced in 1957 (even before the Canada Pension Plan), registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) were devised as and continue to be a way for Canadians who don’t have a defined-benefit pension plan to set aside money for retirement. In the beginning, taxpayers could contribute up to $2,500 or 10% of their annual income, whichever was less, into an RRSP. Over the years, RRSPs have evolved. Now, you can contribute up to 18% of your previous year’s earned income to a maximum of $25,370 for the 2016 tax year and $26,010 for the 2017 tax year. (If you’re a member of a company pension plan, your RRSP contribution limit is reduced.) Since 1991, you’ve been able to carry forward your unused contribution room to future tax years. In 1968, the first year for which data on the number of contributors is available, only 172,000 individuals, or 1 out of every 50 tax filers, reported making contributions. In 2014, the most recent year for which data is available, Statistics Canada says about 5.9 million Canadians, or 1 out of every 4 tax filers, contributed to their RRSPs. As the name implies, saving for retirement is the biggest reason behind making annual contributions to an RRSP. There is also the immediate bonus of a tax deduction and potentially a tax refund for some Canadians. But in reality, the tax is sim-

ply deferred until the money is withdrawn. RRSPs were set up with the expectation that funds would be withdrawn in retirement when personal income tax rates were expected to be lower. As with all savings plans, what you put into an RRSP should be tailored to your individual circumstances, with your strategy depending on whether your needs are personal, for family or for business, says Patrick Fitzgerald,1 an Ottawa-based Sun Life advisor. Alongside this saving strategy may be a host of other financial concerns you want addressed – issues such as reducing debt, managing cash flow and putting aside cash for emergency needs. RRSPs are just part of the picture. “So there could be a lot of other moving pieces besides that one vehicle that you place priority on; when you’re making your financial plan, you want to make sure you are addressing all of these needs alongside your RRSP strategy,” says Fitzgerald. For example, take a couple that both have definedbenefit pension plans. Since they know how much income they will be receiving from their pensions when they retire, they would have to consider whether there is any benefit to having an RRSP as well. Or business owners with an operating or holding company might want to build wealth within their corporations rather than build up an RRSP, says Fitzgerald.

If you’re just starting off in your career and you hope to be in a management or executive role in the future, with an income 50%-100% higher than your current position, you might be tempted to let your RRSP contribution room build up for a while. But that would mean missing out on years of tax-deferred investment growth. Instead, you can start contributing now, but carry the deduction forward to use it when your tax savings will be greater. You can use Schedule 7 to let Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) know that you have made the contribution but have decided not to deduct it that taxation year. This lets CRA properly track your remaining RRSP contribution room and carry forward the deduction amount. “It’s important to work with an advisor to look at these calculations,” says Chris Poole,2 an advisor with Sun Life in Toronto. Quite often, people pair their RRSP savings with a tax-free savings account (TFSA), which can let them use after-tax dollars to build up wealth and not pay tax when they make withdrawals. “It’s great to see RRSPs still here after 60 years,” says Poole. “That said, they are simply one piece of the puzzle that allows people to save over time towards the goals they’ve chosen. It’s always important to look at it on a case-by-case basis and speak to your advisor.”

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