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A Mother’s Never Ending Search

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Alert M AG A Z I N E

Working Together to Enrich Futures

Make Mistakes Drugs and Driving


Blues in Schools




Saskatchewan’s only Fashion Design College

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A Mother’s Never Ending Search

Working Together to Enrich Futures

Make Mistakes Drugs and Driving


Blues in Schools




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202- 3502 Taylor Street East Saskatoon, SK S7H 5H9 Tel: 306.955.0070 1.800.513.3463 Fax: 306.373.1311 Email: All rights reserved by Child Find Saskatchewan. Reproduction or transmission of all or any part of this publication by any means is strictly forbidden without prior written permission from the publisher. Although great care is taken to avoid errors in the preparation of advertising material and editorial content, any errors or omissions on the part of Child Find Saskatchewan are limited and dealt with solely by printing a retraction statement and or correction in the following issue. Alert Magazine is the intellectual property of Child Find Saskatchewan.

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Saskatchewan’s Only Fashion Design College President’s Message Blues in Schools

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A Mother’s Never Ending Search


Working Together to Enrich Futures through Abilities



Make Mistakes Gala captured on camera 11th Annual Green Ribbon Gala, another success Working on behalf of the province’s young people Drugs and Driving—A Deadly Combination

About Child Find Saskatchewan Child Find Saskatchewan’s provincial office is located in Saskatoon with a satellite office in Regina and active volunteers in various towns and cities throughout Saskatchewan. In the event your child goes missing, please call your local law enforcement agency, and then call Child Find Saskatchewan (306) 955-0070.

Mission Statement Child Find Saskatchewan is a provincial charitable organization that educates and advocates for the protection and rights of children and youth. We promote awareness of the issues relating to missing children. We believe that: “A Missing Child is Everyone’s Responsibility” and that all children have a right to be safe.

Board of Directors President Phyllis Hallatt

Vice-President Dwain Orr

Director Dale Worobec

The Alert Magazine Team Published by Child Find Saskatchewan President Phyllis Hallatt

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Manager Jim Germain (email: Layout & Design Cheryl Zamora

We operate on the generous support & donations from the people of Saskatchewan. Please donate.

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“A missing child is everyone’s responsibility” ©2012 Child Find Saskatchewan





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Welcome to our winter issue of

the Alert


At this time of year when our hearts are filled with the love of family and friends, our thoughts turn to the searching families in Saskatchewan and their missing loved ones, whose pain is that much more to bare at this difficult time of year. We wish you peace, comfort and most importantly, we wish you hope. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and myself, I would like to extend to each and everyone a wonderful Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Child Find Saskatchewan has moved forward with major changes and challenges in 2013. Sue Ramsay was hired in March of this year as Operations Manager and Karen Kluz has recently come aboard as Administrative Assistant. 2013 saw us launch our “Alert Youth” Program in Saskatoon schools. Bringing the message of youth safety and awareness is Marcel Petit, local film maker and community activist will be sharing his life experiences, his stories of the streets and his fight to find a better way. It is the goal of this program to protect youth, keep them safe and offer solutions and alternatives to prevent the urge to run away from home. Alert Youth received a much appreciated grant from Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice to which we are very grateful. In 2013 we started our magazine “Alert”, with Jim Germain as our Sales Representative. This is our 5th issue and we are pleased with the positive feedback we have received from readers and look forward to many more issues in 2014. Through our articles, photos of the missing children and youth related information, this magazine has allowed us to increase awareness of missing and exploited youth/persons in Saskatchewan and provide our readers with information regarding the programs and services provided by Child Find SK. Should you wish to place an ad please give Jim a call at 306.230.1621. We hope that you enjoy our Alert MAGAZINE. We welcome your feedback at 306.955.0070. All issues are also available on our web site: 4 | WINTER 2013


This year marked another milestone in our organization. We welcomed Assante Wealth Management (1st Avenue), as our title sponsor for our Green Ribbon Gala. Our grand event was held on October 19th and was a great success with Assante’s generous contribution to the event. We look forward to the next couple of years with their assistance to our gala. As well as our title sponsor, we would like to thank Northern Stands, Redhead Equipment, TD and Potash Corp, for their sponsorship of the Gala. Please see page 11 for a list of everyone that so kindly helped to make this Gala the great success that it was. Thank you to our advertisers, our sponsors and our volunteers. Your continued support is extremely important to the operation of the organization. Child Find operates mainly on donations, support from the people of Saskatchewan and our dedicated volunteers who deliver our programs and services at no cost to our searching families or the general public. Child Find supports families of Missing Persons through our Connecting Family Program. We continue to work as a member of the Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons. Child Find believes “A Missing Child is Everyone’s Responsibility”. We are committed to work relentlessly towards our mission, to assure our communities are a safe place for our children and youth. “All children have a right to be safe”.

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Blues in the Schools – Feb/13


Blues in Schools

Program teaches music... and much more!

This year marks the Saskatoon Blues Society’s (SBS) 12th annual Saskatoon Blues Festival, a testament to the hard work of a lot of dedicated Toon Town blues lovers. 2014 also marks the 12th anniversary of the Blues In The Schools (BITS) program, and along with acting as a vehicle to keep local youth excited about music and the arts, it’s also an extremely effective way to provide students with valuable education regarding racism, class conflict and music history, in an accessible and interesting format.

from teachers who’ve told us that after Blues 101, their classes have had really lively discussions about tolerance and respect.

Blues in the Schools, founded in Chicago in 1978, is an international youth outreach program dedicated to teaching school-age kids about blues and blues history. BITS takes that history and uses it to discuss larger social issues. When the local program began, the SBS brought blues artists to Saskatoon to conduct workshops (called ‘Blues 101’). Blues 101 mixes performance and lecture together to create a presentation that touches on difficult concepts most notably racism.

The Blues in the Schools program is grateful for the continuing support of Vaughn Wyant Auto Group for local ground transportation and Long & McQuade Music for equipment needs.

“It’s really easy for people to understand the discrimination that blacks have suffered. Kids really get that,” Gord MacAulay, coordinator of 2013 BITS says. “So we can take that, and then say, ‘okay, so how does that apply to First Nations people in Canada? How does that apply to the way people treat Muslims?’ We’ve had a very positive response

Music education makes a valuable and unique contribution to students’ intellectual growth, and integrates intellectual and emotional development. Shared experiences in music significantly contribute to the development of a healthier society through activities that respect and reflect the diversity of human experiences.

We want to say, ‘listen to all sorts of music then decide what you like,’” MacAulay says. “Don’t listen to an artist just because your friends or the media decided that the artist was cool. We want to show kids all sorts of different directions, to help instill some confidence so that they can make their own choices, instead of just following the crowd.”

Music education enables students to interact with sound, simultaneously engaging mind, body, and spirit. Through creating, performing, and listening to music, students experience the ways in which music evokes and conveys thoughts, images, and feelings.




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MISSING A Mother’s


“A heartbroken mother sits with searchers as they get ready for another long day of searching. Leona Noble, mother of Katelyn Noble makes another trip to Radisson to look for clues in the disappearance for her daughter.”

Never Ending Search

Leona lives in Mission, B.C. and although her search in September of this year did not unearth any new clues, she has vowed to return to the Radisson area again to resume her search. Child Find continues to support Leona and remains in contact with her. The following is an excerpt taken from a letter written by Leona Noble. She sent this to our office in October of this year and is published with her permission.

Katelyn Noble

“Katelyn will never know how much people care about her. Six years we are still keeping vigil, we will never give up. I love her, she deserved more, she needs justice and she will never be forgotten. I will try to give that at last to her.”

Date of Birth: April 4, 1992 Missing Since: Aug. 17, 2007 Missing From: Radisson SK

This was the opening paragraph of an article written by Carol Deagnon, correspondent from the North Battleford News Optimist and former case worker for Leona Noble when her daughter, Katelyn went missing in 2007. She keeps in touch with Leona, offering support in this mother’s never ending search for answers.

This painting of birch trees was done by Leona Noble. Her art helps her get through the endless nights and her darker days.

“Determination. That is what this mother has; she just keeps coming back and searching for a thread of hope that something will be found.” Carol Deagnon told Child Find. “Knowing Leona she will never quit, if you are a parent of someone that is missing never give up hope. I will continue being there for Leona for however long she will need me.”

have believed that Katelyn was the victim of homicide and that her remains may have been dumped north of Radisson in the Mayfair area. They are still asking for the public’s assistance in this case and ask that anyone with information regarding her disappearance to contact them immediately.


When Child Find contacted Sgt. Robin Zentner of the RCMP’s





Historical Case Unit-South he stated that they continue to investigate the disappearance and suspected homicide of Katelyn Noble. Over the last year, there have been several police and private searches conducted for Katelyn, but sadly, she has not yet been found. Investigators continue to support members of Katelyn’s family and in turn, her family supports the investigators in their quest.

If you have any information regarding this case or information on any missing person, please call your local law enforcement or Child Find SK at 306.955.0070 or TF 1.800.513.FIND (3463). ALERT MAGAZINE



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The Saskatchewan Abilities Council is a provincial non-profit organization, which exists to give people with disabilities optimal independence and active participation in all aspects of society, by providing appropriate programs and services since 1950. Our vision is “working together to enrich futures through abilities.” The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation and recreational services. At the Council we treat people with respect, honesty and compassion. Our programs and services are: client-centered, goal-oriented and accountable. We value: teamwork, excellence and innovation. Camp Easter Seal was one of the first programs offered by the Saskatchewan

Abilities Council. This completely wheelchair accessible designed resort has offered recreational programs for people with disabilities since 1954. Camp Easter Seal Over the past 59 years, Camp Easter Seal has provided a barrier-free residential camping program for adults and children with disabilities. Campers are people who, by the nature of their disability or medical needs, are not able to attend other camping programs. Located on the west beach of Little Manitou Lake, near Watrous, Saskatchewan, Camp Easter Seal has been operating in its current location since 1956. Since then, the camp has maintained much of its original picturesque charm, but has also seen a variety of changes and improvements

Not only are the options for fun and entertainment at Camp extensive, all of the activities are adapted to meet the interests and abilities of the campers.

Camp Easter Seal is proud to offer a variety of activities including: swimming, boating, horseback riding, special events days, sports, arts and crafts, rustic camping, cook-outs, dancing, campfires and singsongs. Not only are the options for fun and entertainment at Camp extensive, all of the activities are adapted to meet the interests and abilities of the campers. Many of the activities at Camp take place off-site. Whenever possible we try to integrate our campers into activities in the community. We take kids for tours of the local dairy, a bison ranch or a farm with over 600 deer! Camp Easter Seal not only focuses on the recreational aspects of camp, it’s unique in that it provides campers a high level of medical and attendant care and has the ability to meet specific special diets requirements during their stay. ... continued on page 13 ALERT MAGAZINE



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In 2013, Camp had three full-time permanent staff, and more than 60 full and part-time seasonal staff including counsellors, medical, kitchen and special diets, maintenance and housekeeping staff. The majority of seasonal positions are filled by postsecondary students. A majority of staff consist of return staff offering camp experienced and skill staff to run camp and provide optimal services.

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While there is a great demand for camp sessions, there is a limit to the number of campers that can be served by a short summer season, number of staff, size of the facility and financial resources. While revenue is generated through fees, grants, sponsorship and facility rental, Camp Easter Seal relies extensively on volunteers and donations to operate this program. Camp Easter Seal is located in Manitou Beach, near Watrous, Saskatchewan but is open to all residents of Saskatchewan. In 2013, 35% of campers were from South East regions of Saskatchewan, with 7% from South West, 16% from East, 34% from West and 8% from the Northern regions. Camp Easter Seal offers a total of ten camp sessions in June, July and August every summer. Three camps are for adults with intellectual disabilities, three for adults with physical disabilities; three for children with physical disabilities and one for children with Type I diabetes. Approximately 700 campers attend each summer. Each year, over 200 adults with intellectual disabilities are on a waiting list for Camp Easter Seal. Adults and children with physical disabilities have recently been added to a waiting list. While Camp Easter Seal is a recreational program, it is unique in that staff members provide medical and attendant care for the campers. The campers who attend Camp Easter Seal benefit from reduced barriers which greatly improve on their health and quality of living. They have broadened and develop more social skills, develop self confidence and expand on their communication skills. They maintain and develop new friendships, as well as have the opportunity to participate in recreation activities in a safe environment.

All staff members at Camp Easter Seal undergo extensive training prior to the start of the first camp session, and attend workshops, team meetings, and training days throughout the season. Training sessions are conducted by a variety of individuals including medical professionals, long term Camp Easter Seal staff members, management, and members of professional organizations and associations. All resource people providing staff training have had previous experience with Camp Easter Seal. In 2013, staff members took part in a variety of hands-on sessions and training simulations. Staff training covers topics including first aid, behavior awareness, communication, body mechanics, standard precautions, medication procedures, abuse awareness, diabetes, transferring, lifting & repositioning, communication, and conflict resolution. The Senior Counsellors and Camp Nurses conducted sessions on bed baths, lifts and transfers, bowel and catheter care and wheelchair safety. Also included in the training week are numerous small group meetings, team building exercises, and planning sessions conducted by the Program Coordinator and the Senior Counsellors. These sessions help to explain policies, procedures and the philosophy of Camp.

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Make Mistakes

by Ralph R. Schoenfeld, D.Ed.

Ralph is a successful practitioner in performance psychology for sport and business, who works with coaches, athletes and teams, and is a “head coach” for top level executives and their leadership teams. Ralph has a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Sport Psychology.


Mistakes. The word we have learned to fear—the word that paralyzes performance. The fear of making mistakes which causes us to hesitate, to doubt our abilities as individuals and our “game” as athletes, to delay making timely decisions for fear of being wrong, and to pull back when the situation calls for being more assertive (translated—more aggressive). Reframing our thinking about mistakes may help us to not fear what is inevitable—that we will make mistakes—but that we can learn and grow from every mistake we make. Ironically, when we no longer fear making mistakes, our performance elevates, because we allow ourselves to play more freely. The following acronym may help in performing closer to the desired level. M – Model: Model the kind of behaviour you would use if you were in complete control. How would you look, walk, talk and act if you were really confident in your skills? The resulting message to “self” is that “I AM confident!”, and practicing in front of a mirror will help to develop the skill. I – Imagery: Imagery, or visualization—“doing it before you do it”—is an important skill that athletes, and other performers (i.e. surgeons) use to practice a skill, develop a game plan, or rehearse a physical skill/task. This form of “no sweat” practice is the only manner in which an individual can achieve a perfect performance every time—thus building a blueprint for making fewer mistakes. S – Self-Talk: Self talk is the key to mental control. When positive, self-talk enhances self-worth and performance, and when negative, self-talk erodes confidence, keeps the focus on past undesirable events, and usually leads to a negative performance spiral. Self-talk can be used effectively for: learning skills (i.e. “key reminder talk”—“follow through”); correcting bad habits (i.e. “technique talk”—“elbow in”); preparing for performance (i.e. “goal talk”— “stay in the moment”); focusing attention (i.e. “cue talk”—“hips”); creating effective emotions (i.e. “emotion—talk”—“explode”); and, building 18 | WINTER 2013

confidence (i.e. “reminder talk”—“you can do this when---“). T – Trust: Trust—in the preparation, in the performance plan, and in having the necessary skill set—is the key to “flow” or ideal performance state (IPS) which leads to best performances. Trust is the absence of worry, letting performance unfold and believing that the outcome will take care of itself.

Ironically, when we no longer fear making mistakes, our performance elevates.

A – Anxiety: Anxiety lies on a continuum between inner calm at one end and gripping fear (panic) at the other end. An ideal level of anxiety (nervousness, “butterflies”, or activation) is necessary for top performance and is different for every individual—we want to have butterflies, but we want to have them “fly in formation” (control them). Being nervous is letting the performer know that the body is ready for action. Acknowledging being nervous and giving permission for its existence allows the athlete to focus on something they can control—performance. K – Killer Instinct: A killer instinct is a relentless pursuit to achieve a stated goal until the game/ competition is “officially” over. If maximum effort and total commitment to performance excellence are the goals, then the person with a killer instinct will strive to succeed in that goal no matter the score. For highly competitive individuals, scores which are lopsided (for or against), result in a lack of focus, which in turn result in a decrease in performance. To refocus, many successful athletes create a “game within a game”. E – Emotional Control: Maintaining emotional control is one of the most critical psychological skills. Being controlled by anger destroys one’s ability to focus on the performance or execution required for success. Fear produces mental and/ or physical “freezing”—a loss in timely decisionmaking and awkward movement.

High level performance, however, demands precise decisions and fluid execution of skills. Worry robs the athlete of energy—psychic (mental) as well as physical. This loss of energy is especially significant during long competitions. Controlling one’s emotions is a matter of developing and employing the mental skills of effective self-talk, thought stopping, visualization and distraction control. S – Simulation: Fear of the unknown produces stress which often triggers worry or anxiety and selfdoubt. Familiarity, on the other hand, removes much of the uncertainty surrounding performance—a “been there, done that” attitude. Creating situations or conditions which closely resemble the actual competition—“walk throughs” of what may be encountered from an opponent, or skating a short program in full costume with music and judges—

helps the athlete develop comfort towards what will happen when they compete for real. Summary: We all make mistakes. They are part of life, and as such, part of every performance. Viewing mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow as a person and as an athlete will remove much of the fear and apprehension that exists in competition—before, during and after the event. Using the word “mistakes” as an acronym and remembering what each letter represents will help athletes to develop positive mental skills that will enhance performance. Play free, have fun and make lots of—novel—“mistakes”. Bellfield Holdings Inc. 1 MacLean Cres, Saskatoon, SK S7J 2R6 P: (306) 373-0786 C: (306) 230-6747 Email:


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The Advocate for Children and Youth is an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. He leads a team of regional advocates, investigators, and administrative, research and communication professionals who work on behalf of the province’s young people. Who Can Call Anyone can call us if they have a concern about a child, youth or group of children and youth receiving services from a provincial ministry, agency, or publicly funded health entity. Children and youth are encouraged to call on their own behalf. How We Help We will listen to the concern, ask questions to clarify the situation, and review the steps already taken to resolve the issue. We might offer information or referrals to other agencies or ministries to help you to advocate for yourself and/or for the child or youth. Advocacy by us on behalf of a child or youth is usually initiated at the request of the young person. We will work directly with them to negotiate a resolution to the matters raised with the service provider, caseworker and/or caregiver. We may also formally investigate the concern if required. If a child or youth is unable to provide direction, we will work to ensure that he or she receives the services and quality of care they are entitled to by legislation and policy. All contacts with us are confidential.

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GREEN RIBBON (1st Avenue)


for Child Find Saskatchewan


On October 19th, the rainy weather did nothing to dampen the spirits or the generosity of the 100 plus guests and dignitaries who attended the Assante (1st Avenue) Green Ribbon Gala for Child Find Saskatchewan. This is the 11th annual gala for Child Find SK and the first year that we’ve had long time sponsor, Assante 1st Aveune Wealth Management, as our a major Title Sponsor. Thank you, Assante Wealth Management for your generous sponsorship this year and in the coming years. Many thanks as well to Northern Strands, RedHead Equipment, TD and Potash Corp for your generous contribution and sponsorship of our Green Ribbon Gala.


Child Find SK welcomed many dignitaries throughout the evening. The Honourable, Gordon Wyant brought greetings from the Province, and His Worship, Mayor Don Atchison, came with greetings from the City of Saskatoon. Also joining us was Evan Bray of the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers with a spectacular donation of $10,000 presented to Child Find SK President Phyllis Hallatt. Bringing greetings

from the Saskatoon Police Service was Inspector Dave Haye and title sponsor Darrell Nordstrom from Assante 1st Avenue and Child Find President, Phyllis Hallatt spoke of the reasons why we, as a community, must be diligent in our efforts to aid in the recovery and prevent the children of Saskatchewan from going missing. Before the live auction portion of the night, the crowd was entertained by none other than “That Don Cherry Guy” (Clark Robertson) with his edgy humour and gift of gab, who managed to raise $300 in 60 seconds with a participation game called “heads or tails.” Returning again this year with his amazing bid calling skills was Auctioneer Ken McCulloch to get the live auction rolling. For the first time, Child Find Saskatchewan welcomed Master of Ceremonies, Kevin Stanfield, Weather Specialist from Global TV Morning News. The Green Ribbon Gala is the major fundraiser for Child Find SK and we would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a great success. We look forward to another great Gala event next year as we celebrate our 30th birthday.

(1st Avenue)

“Special Thanks to the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers for their many years of support!” ALERT MAGAZINE



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on behalf of the


young people

On behalf of our office, I wish to commend Child find Saskatchewan on your important work in supporting families and searching for our missing children and youth. My office looks forward to our continued work together and wish to take this opportunity to say “Season’s Greetings” to everyone. We hope and pray for a safe return of those who are still missing. Bob Pringle Advocate for Children and Youth Bob Pringle in attendance at Child Find Saskatchewan’s Green Ribbon Gala.

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The Power of Choice.





Drugs and driving—a

deadly combination •


The holiday season brings with it familiar and necessary messages reminding Canadians to drive sober. While impairment behind the wheel is most often associated with alcohol, motorists are also gambling with their safety and the safety of others by driving under the influence of drugs. These drugs include illegal substances, prescription medications and over-the-counter remedies. “Unfortunately, people are more afraid of being caught than being killed,” said Jack Smith, President of the Canada Safety Council. “They don’t think it’s going to happen to them until it happens.” This National Safe Driving Week, from December 1 to 7, the Canada Safety Council seeks to educate Canadians that driving while under the influence of drugs is dangerous, irresponsible, illegal and becoming increasingly prevalent. It is posing a significant public safety risk that needs to be curbed through preventative measures, awareness and the enforcement of appropriate penalties. Drugged driving facts • The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse reports that more than a third – 35.3 per cent – of fatally injured drivers in Canada tested positive for impairing drugs in 2009. This compares with 40.9 per cent of driver fatalities in the same year where alcohol was the source of impairment. Simply put, drugged driving is just as deadly and prevalent as drunk driving. It is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. • Serious injury, driver or passenger death, hurting bystanders, destroying property, lost productivity, more strain on the healthcare system – these are just some of the

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unfortunate, painful and yet totally preventable consequences of driving while impaired by drugs. Drug-involved fatal crashes are more likely than alcohol-involved crashes to occur during the daytime hours on weekdays. Drugs are impairing because they reduce drivers’ reaction times and their attention to the task of driving. Impaired driving is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Most jurisdictions also have sanctions under highway traffic acts. In 2011, more than 90,000 impaired driving charges were laid in Canada. This number, however, represents only a fraction of the impaired drivers on our roads. There is a growing body of drug recognition experts (DRE) in Canada, who work to enforce penalties for driving under the influence of drugs. In cases where impairment by drugs is suspected, sobriety tests are being used to check for the source of impairment. A DRE can be called in to access the condition of a suspected impaired driver and may collect or arrange to collect a swab, urine or blood sample. If the results come back positive for the suspected drug or drugs, charges can be laid under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Unfortunately, people are more afraid of being caught than being killed.

Female drivers are almost equally likely as males to test positive for drugs. Driving after cannabis use is more commonplace among those ages 15 to 24 than drinking and driving, according to a 2013 report by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. In that age group, 12.6 per cent surveyed admitted to driving after cannabis use; this compares to 10.7 per cent who drove after drinking. Young drivers between 16 and 24 lead the way in fatalities that involved alcohol and/or drugs. According to statistics from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 27.6 per cent of fatalities among this age group were impaired by alcohol. Compare this with 26.9 per cent of fatalities who were impaired by drugs. Aware of licensing restrictions and initiatives that catch and punish drunk drivers, some people are turning from alcohol to substances such as drugs to achieve a high. But as the statistics

indicate, the outcomes are even more – not less – dangerous and deadly. • Among fatally injured drivers 55 and older, drug use is more prevalent than alcohol. The most common drugs found in fatalities are central nervous system depressants, cannabis, stimulants and narcotics.

• Recommendations Be proactive and stop drugged driving before it happens. • Be responsible. Never drive when impaired. • Do not combine drugs and alcohol. • Do not use illegal drugs. The impairment caused by illegal drugs can take hours and even days to wear off. • Do not use drugs of any variety to get high. • Know the side effects of your medications. Read the inserts that come with your medications and speak with your pharmacist about the drugs’ possible impacts on your driving abilities. • Be aware that drugs interact with each other. Review your list of medications with your pharmacist. • Ask your pharmacist about the side effects of your medication if alcohol is consumed. • With prescription and over-the-counter drugs, abuse or misuse can happen and needs to be recognized and corrected. This means that you should not exceed recommended dosages. You should not take someone else’s medicine, or use medicine to get high. Further, it means that you should read and respect labels and warnings. Permission to reprint article courtesy of CANADA SAFETY COUNCIL

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As a host, monitor your guests’ behaviour. Monitoring or preventing drug use can be difficult. You need to be watching your guests for signs of unusual behaviour, such as jitters or unexplained mood-swings. If you suspect someone is impaired, speak up and make alternate, safe arrangements for transportation. If you have friends or family members who use illegal drugs, clearly communicate to them that your home is not a place where they can get high. Be sympathetic and supportive by encouraging them to get the help they need to overcome their addiction. Do not get in a vehicle if the driver is impaired. Make every safe effort to stop an impaired person from operating a vehicle. Report impaired driving to the police. Whether by drugs, alcohol, fatigue or some other contributing factor, there is no excuse for impaired driving. Be responsible and be safe this holiday season.

Proudly supports the valued work and dedication to our community of

“A missing child is everyone’s responsibility”







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January 11th February 15th March 22nd

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Concerts in Saskatoon at Third Avenue United Church at 2:00pm and 7:30pm Tickets: 306-384-7727

March 1st Concert in Regina at Knox Metropolitan Church at 7:30pm Tickets at the door

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To book your ad space in our upcoming publication, the Alert Magazine, contact Jim Germain at 306.230.1621 or email replay@ Advertising deadline is Feb. 28, 2014 …where children with and without disabilities join forces to create an unforgettable concert experience!

Directed by children’s entertainer Brenda Baker with pianist Ken Neitz.

Limited spaces still available for January - April 2014 season

Contact: Mary Dolan, Manager (306) 653-1201

Brenda Baker

concerts • readings • workshops

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Winter Fun Fest Saturday, February 1st

North Ridge Centennial Community Centre and Kinsmen Park

Activities will be available for all ages—sleigh rides, snowshoes, top shot hockey, coffee can curling, skating, tobogganing, face painting, fish pond, clown show, sno-pitch tournament, bonfire and wiener roast, fireworks, and so much more! For more information, to give a donation, or to volunteer please contact Angie at or 306-931-3385.

Winter 2013 alert web

Winter 2013 alert web