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Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Friday, August 9, 2013

Fire tower automation sparking a heated debate Wildfire suppression in the province is currently undergoing a drastic overhaul that will see cameras replacing human observers in fire detection towers. The decision has created a lot of controversy, with many issues being raised regarding jobs, safety, and cost. To make the switch happen, rooms atop the tall towers will be removed, while the towers themselves will remain standing. Once these rooms, which are called cupolas, are taken off, then the cameras will go up in their place. The cameras will then be lined up, calibrated, and made so that their various images can be seen from a central location. The towers are being replaced one by one, and the provincial government hopes to have all 42 towers replaced by next spring. The uncertainty and irrevocability of the switch has some people concerned, especially since the system is new to the area. Many are wondering why the cameras could not be set up in manned towers so that potential kinks could be worked out with a human eye still present, but Steve Roberts, Executive Director of the provincial government’s Wildfire Management Program, says that the wholesale switch was necessary. “Our current system, for what we were approved to do, didn’t include a duplication of the two systems, or a direct comparison. It was a replacement,” Roberts said. “A lot of that is based on the fact that this system is used operationally elsewhere, and we’ve used some of their data.” Detractors of the switch, such as Saskatoon MLA Cathy Sproule of the NDP, are choosing to cite a study done in Australia in 2010 that involved the testing of three types of fire detection cameras, and ultimately concluded that the system was inferior to human observers. “Australia tried these automated cameras and found the results to be disastrous,” Sproule was quoted as saying in an April 19 press release. “After a horrendous bush-fire season in 2009, the Australian government commissioned a study of the cameras using real field tests of their accuracy and ability compared to real staff. In the study, the Australians concluded--quote, ‘detection by the camera systems was slower and less reliable than by a trained human observer.’” The same study goes on to state that, “At present it is not possible to rely on cameras as a sole primary detection method and they are not a suitable replacement for trained fire observers.” Roberts, however, claims that other areas concerned with wildfires have been using an automated system, and they have provided him with enough positive data to suggest that the system works. “The state of Oregon uses this technology, they’ve been replacing their manned towers with this technology. It’s part of their current operations, that’s how they do their business now. I’ve talked directly to my counterpart who runs their wildfire program, and they are quite happy with the product, and also the benefits that it provides them into the future.” Another issue that apparently led to the switch was the safety of the men and women who climb these tall towers in the midst of the Saskatchewan wilderness. “We have questions and concerns in general about managing employee safety. It is a risky part of our business for someone to work alone and work at heights,” Roberts said.

Many who worked in the towers, however, felt that the occupation was indeed safe. One such individual, a man named David Badger who worked in various towers from 1982-1989, claims that he never felt he was in danger. “When there was an observer up there, everything was done carefully,” he said. “The safety equipment was there, and the safety equipment was reliable.” He went on to comment that in all his time with the program, there was never a major accident in the towers, and that he was very fond of his old job. “I enjoyed every minute of it,” he said. Another representative of the fire workers union, who chose to remain nameless, also felt that the safety regulations were properly in place with the old system, and described the procedure used to climb the towers: “They radio the base and tell them that they’re going up the tower,” he said. “They then have a safety line that they attach when they are climbing up the tower, in an enclosed ladder. They couldn’t fall more than five feet if they tried. When they get to the top of the tower, they radio the base and tell them that they’re up there.” If the base didn’t hear back from the observer in an allotted period of time, they would send help. “I would say that the government is really jumping the gun with what they’re doing, because they’re trying to put in unproven and untested technology,” the representative added. Roberts claims that one of the main advantages to the new system is that it will be more cost effective, but that the funds saved will come in the form of lost wages for employees. “We will have a $1.5 million capital investment at the start,” he said. “Maintenance occurs in both scenarios, but instead of having a whole bunch of staff who work individually in each tower, we will now have a smaller core of central staff who will work in the central facility and look at all of those towers, and the images that have come from the cameras for each of those towers.” He also went on to comment that a few different options will be available for tower staff who are being replaced. “Twenty seasonal staff will be impacted directly because of the changeover. Some of those staff will be looked at for recruiting into the central dispatching centre. Some of our folks will have options for staying within the fire program doing other jobs for us, or some of them will be taking retirement options that are available to them as well.” David Badger can see why some staff are upset with the decision. “When people start getting shifted around like this, after so many years of doing the same job and enjoying what they do, people are frustrated,” he said. The safety of the people who live in high-risk areas, as well as the safety of the men and women who battle the fires, is another key issue in the debate. “We need to keep families and communities in forest fringe areas safe. And, we need to ensure that the lives of fire crew members are not in jeopardy,” commented Bob Bymoen, President of Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union. “Fire tower observers are an essential link between frontline fire fighters and base headquarters. Video cameras can’t perform that crucial three-way communications role.” Continued on Page 3

A fire detection tower located outside of Canwood that will soon be converted from a manned station to an automated one with the installation of a camera.

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Monument honours 100 years in Hafford

The Town of Hafford unveiled a unique monument on June 29 as a part of their Centennial celebration. Production of the landmark began over a year ago when the Centennial Committee got together to decide how they would honour the 100 year event. “When our Centennial Committee was formed with members from the RM and the Town, we thought that a couple things should happen,” commented Ollie Marciniuk, chair of the committee. “We should honour the past, celebrate the present, and leave something for the future . . . something that would be worthwhile for the town.” “We don’t have a focal point in the town, so we thought that we would erect something at the end of Main Street and Railway Avenue, something that the people would be able to see off the highway and enjoy in town as well.” With an initial plan in mind, the committee contacted Jim Jenson of Nisse Foundry and Design, who had some ideas of

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his own for the project. “He suggested that we have these panels made out of steel, three feet wide by ten feet high, and each panel was to represent ten years of history (with) pictures of significance,” Marciniuk said. “We had some meetings and it went from there,” Jenson said. “I asked them to come up with a list of things that happened in the community in each of the time periods.” The committee then got together and did just that, inviting input from other members of the community. People brought in pictures, and the discussion began as to what symbols would be used to represent each decade in Hafford’s history. Once they compiled a large list of ideas, they took the designs to Jenson for some more input. “We went to see Jim. We threw some pictures in, threw some pictures out, he had some suggestions, we had some suggestions,” Marciniuk said. “Some of those I worked in and some I didn’t,” Jenson commented. “Certain things don’t lend themselves to a cutout picture. Like a building is just a square hole. Certain things that I could use, I did, and others I had to not use because they didn’t work for that type of artwork.” When it was all said and done, the group agreed on a number of designs that would be used to depict significant moments in Hafford’s history. “In the very first one there is the railway, because that’s when the railway came in,” Marciniuk said. Other images include a water tower, which signifies the date that water came to town, a picture of the last elevator coming down, and even images representing World War I. Once all of the decisions were made, Jenson was able to get to work. Production of most of the monument took place at Nisse Foundry and Design, with some other companies providing assistance along the way during various aspects of the project. Some work also needed to be done on site

in Hafford for the installation. “There are ten panels and then the band around the top. So every second panel had the band fastened onto it here,” Jenson said. “And then as we tipped them up, that’s how we erected it. By bolting that band around the top to the next one, and then tipping the next one up and so forth, until we got around.” “The panels are three feet by ten feet, 3/16 mild steel, and the band around the top is one foot high. All the panels have two by two square tubing as a skeleton around them, around the top and around the bottom and up and down the sides of each panel. It’s 20 feet in diameter, and the town poured a cement pad that was about 29 feet in diameter, and that left the walkway around the outside to walk around and look at it,” Jenson said. “In the middle there is a flag pole, and we have a flag that was raised at our unveiling, which was designed by our two students, which was also our logo that we used for the Centennial,” Marciniuk added. “And we also have some lights . . . they shine down so that you can see all of the silhouettes at night, maybe even better than you can during the daytime. So that’s all lit up and it’s visible from the highway.” Marciniuk claims that the committee received outstanding financial support from the community through their fundraising. After all of the planning and hard work, the town now has a permanent reminder of their history throughout the years, and many of the significant moments that helped shape the community. “Maybe some community members would have preferred something a little more glossy. This is metal, and it’s a rusty colour because that’s the way it’s going to be (over time), and it’s going to change as time prevails.” “We are pretty happy with it. People who came to our Centennial were very impressed with what we did,” Marciniuk said.

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Proximity to work fueling potential RCMP move According to Grant St. Germaine, North District Commander for the RCMP out of Prince Albert, analysis regarding the location of what is now the Shellbrook RCMP Detachment began about two years ago. St. Germaine has been heavily involved in the assessment, though the process began before he assumed his current position in Prince Albert. He claims that it was about two or two-and-a-half years ago that the conversation began. “They had looked at a number of issues with respect to where to locate the detachment,” he said. “There had been thoughts about locating it in Ahtahkakoop, there had been thoughts about locating it in Debden, and thoughts about locating it in Shellbrook . . . I came in as the district commander last year, (and we were) still not 100% sure as to where it was going to be built.” St. Germaine says that rather than a systematic analysis of widespread factors pertaining to the location of the new detachment, there was really just one element that would ultimately steer the decision. “It wasn’t a point by point look

at the whole thing . . . It was basically, ‘where’s the work?’” he said. “In all honesty, if you’re building a detachment and you have a geographical area, let’s say it’s 50 miles by 50 miles, and you’ve got three communities in that 50 mile by 50 mile block . . . and one community has a significantly higher workload than the other two communities, you know--and aside from if it’s aboriginal or not aboriginal, if it has more services or less services--but just the majority of the work is in one community, logically where would you build the detachment? You’d build it where the work is,” he said. And in this case, the work is in Ahtahkakoop. St. Germaine agrees with earlier assessments that reported 80% of the RCMP work in the area being located at the First Nation. “We had interviewed a bunch of the members when we did our review in Shellbrook back in November, and a concern that a number of the guys brought up is that a majority of the work that they did (was in Ahtahkakoop) . . . If you look at the amount of time in an eight hour shift that gets wasted through driving here or driving there, it just didn’t make any sense,” he said. Had a thorough, step by step analysis been carried out, one significant issue might have been the location of the new Parkland Integrated Health Centre, which resides in Shellbrook. St. Germaine claims that they did consider this fact while assessing the situation, but ultimately the weight of this factor is yet to be determined. “If you’ve got somebody that has to be taken to the hospital, it is what it is. Those may be things that . . . down the road we’re going to say it has become a pain,” he said. “There’s no doubt you’ll get somebody that has assaulted somebody and in a lot of cases it’s, ‘Yeah, I’m arresting you as the bad guy, but you’ve been (injured) too so we’ve got to take you to the hospital for medical attention.’ “And yeah, that may happen, and then we’re going to lose that out on the other side. I don’t know, I don’t know which one’s worse. Those things I think, at the end of the day, will

A camera that we could hang on an existing communication tower, like one of the Sasktel towers or one of the other towers that are out there in the forest, may only cost us $30,000. So we may be able to expand our detection network, still have those feed into our central people who are trained, but now fill in some of those gaps and provide a better level of coverage.” “Everybody has some concerns about something that’s new, that they haven’t seen before,” Roberts said. These concerns are certainly compounded by the fact that the stakes in this decision are very high, and include the preservation of natural resources as well as the lives of many Canadians. Individuals on both sides of the debate are certainly all hoping for the same end result, which is that these hazardous wildfires can be detected early and safely extinguished.

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The following names were in error in the Shellbrook Museum’s one room schoolhouse picture (July 26, Shellbrook Chronicle). The correct names, courtesy of Vic Mortenson, are Leonard Harder (reported as Harvey), Bertha Gillespi (reported as Sillespi) and Bernard Luyben (reported as Lybon).


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Fire detection towers going automated Continued from Front Page Roberts says that the safety of these individuals was taken into consideration while decisions were being made, and the conclusion was that the new system will offer the required protection. “We also look at detecting fires early,” he said. “It is important . . . for a prompt response. So if we can adopt a program where we can get more coverage, improved coverage, possible expansion of our coverage, that will have long-term benefits to the wildfire program as well.” The expansion of coverage that he is hinting at refers to the potential installation of fire detection cameras onto other structures that aren’t normally used for this purpose. “We only have 42 towers for all of the forest, and that’s because they are relatively expensive. They are about $200,000 to make a brand new one, and then to staff it.

balance each other out.” As far as housing is concerned, there will be a few different options for RCMP members, should the move to Ahtahkakoop go through. “What I would expect would happen with this is that we would build enough houses on Ahtahkakoop to cover off our members’ requirements. Now, having said that, there is still no requirement for anybody to live in forceprovided housing,” St. Germaine said. He went on to add that members are free to live wherever they wish, as long as they remain within the detachment’s boundaries. This means that members currently living in Shellbrook would be free to continue living in Shellbrook. Changes such as these never happen in a vacuum, and St. Germaine says that there is already speculation about further shuffling that could occur if this move is successful. One potential issue is based on the fact that a new detachment in Ahtahkakoop would be closer to Big River First Nation than the current detachment in the Town of Big River. “This isn’t something that we’ll make any decisions (about) until such a point that there is an actual building there,” St. Germaine said. “But (we could potentially) change the detachment boundaries so that Big River First Nation would get policed out of Ahtahkakoop.” As reported earlier, there is still a large amount of red tape that must be dealt with before this move can be made official, though it is clear that some high-ranking RCMP officials are hoping to move the detachment closer to where the work is.

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August 9, 2013

Let them play A conversation has erupted that pertains to a potential boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Americans and Canadians alike have called for their national teams to abstain from the games due to a number of international incidents and policies that have compounded to form some strained relations. But is an Olympic boycott really the best answer? “If you’re the Obama administration, there are a lot of reasons to hate on Russia right now,” Romesh Ratnesar wrote in Businessweek on August 5. “Vladimir Putin’s regime is actively arming Syria’s dictator, Bashar al-Assad, in his war against Western-backed rebels. (Also), the country continues to block international measures aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear program.” Pile on the fact that Russia just granted asylum to Edward Snowden—the whistleblower of the National Security Agency’s wiretapping scandal and America’s most wanted man—and the Americans have a number of reasons to be upset with the host of the 2014 games. For Canadians, the Russian “anti-gay law”, which is a measure that outlaws the spreading of “propaganda of nontraJON ditional sexual relations”, seems to be fueling the boycott discussion. On July SVEC 30, the Associated Press reported that ~ the law, “is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values over Western Reporter liberalism . . . Hefty fines can now be imposed on those who provide information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or hold gay pride rallies.” It is clear that this debate can be seen from numerous angles. Politically and economically, the ramifications of a boycott could ripple to massive distances, and hinder international relations for years to come. Certain questions always arise with these types of multi-levelled issues, with perhaps the most pertinent one in this case being, “Is a boycott the best way to get our message across?” An article in the Encyclopedia of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum describes a potential boycott leading up to the 1936 Summer Olympics that took place in Berlin. The article reads, “Responding to reports of the persecution of Jewish athletes in 1933, Avery Is an Brundage, president of the American OlymOlympic pic Committee, stated: ‘The very foundation of the modern Olympic revival will be unboycott dermined if individual countries are allowed really the to restrict participation by reason of class, creed, or race.’” “Avery Brundage opposed a boycott, arbest guing that politics had no place in sport. He answer? fought to send a US team to the 1936 Olympics, claiming: ‘The Olympic Games belong to the athletes and not to the politicians,’” the article states. The 1936 Olympics produced the outstanding story of Jesse Owens, an African American who travelled to Nazi Germany and won four gold medals in front of Adolf Hitler, who was attempting to convince the world of a superior Aryan race. Had the United States boycotted those games, Owens wouldn’t have had the chance to compete. For those who are frustrated with the injustices occurring in Russia, perhaps the controlled environment of an athletic arena is the best place to wage this fight. After all, at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and the United States were two of the biggest winners. Canada collected the most gold medals with 14, while the United States racked up the most total medals with 37. Russia, who was once a powerhouse in winter events, tallied only 15 total medals in 2010, putting them in eleventh place. Regardless of the outcome, sports provide a forum for individuals to settle their differences without the use of deadly violence. Athletes who compete against each other often develop a mutual respect, and pre-existing prejudices can sometimes be extinguished. It is impossible to say whether or not a 1936 boycott would have had a positive impact on the history that later unfolded, but in between those chalked lines—where everything is reduced to time and distance, and the fastest and farthest and strongest are rewarded, regardless of any other factor—justice had a chance to prevail.

Paul Martin Commentary The strength of the local economy – and its ability *** to enable citizens of this province to generate rising The lifespan of a Chief Executive, especially in big or incomes – was never more evident than in this week’s global companies can be short. Five years can be a long report on retail sales activity. time in these roles which are long on scrutiny and short The monthly update from StatsCan looked at May and on tolerance. showed a five-percent jump over April, a dramatic inBut for the companies that are looking to stop the recrease that pushed us over the $1.5 billion volving door, a new set of research data commark for a month for the first time. Not piled by Strategy + Business, an Americanonly was that the best showing in the nabased on-line publication, suggests looking tion but it marked something of a break outside their industry….and the farther the out as well. better. Retail sales have been rising in the The researchers examined the success and previous six months but slowly. Then, it failure of new CEOs in big companies and they seemed there was some pent-up demand found that those who were recruited from outthat exploded in May. Sales rose in a wide side the company’s industry often did better range of sectors although the automotive than those who came from a competitor. The segment was particularly active, pointing underlying issue, they discovered, is that these PAUL to continued consumer confidence as big individuals don’t come with any preconceived ticket items were being acquired in innotions or baggage about the business. They MARTIN creased numbers. are willing to look at new ideas and to revolu~ This may have been something of an abtionize the workings of the firm. erration, a bit of a catch up so the growth And they advise boards of directors to give rate in coming months may be somewhat the new players some space – don’t keep the less exuberant, but it does underline how both incomes former CEO on as chairman so the old influences are and population have been rising, adding new purchas- discarded and the new boss has a clean dance card. ing power to the economy. *** *** Here’s a forecast that sees Saskatchewan’s economic There are a string of key indicators that provide some growth outpacing Alberta this year. insight into the goings on in our economy. They range One of the private sector economics units that gets from employment numbers to retail sales and pay on relatively little attention in this part of the country hails the consumer side and things like trade and manufac- from the National Bank of Canada. Even though it is turing on the business side. largely centred in the east, this bank is a national player The latest of these to be reported relates to payrolls and tracks the goings on in all regions. And its latest and how much money workers are earning. It shows forecast has Saskatchewan projected to posted 2.7 per that Saskatchewan employees are on a roll right now. cent growth this year. That is slightly better than AlWe are firmly entrenched in second spot in the na- berta’s 2.4 per cent but considerably behind Newfoundtion, behind only Alberta. That is on both the size of pay land’s anticipated 5 per cent growth surge. packets and the amount they are increasing. But next year it sees Saskatchewan in top spot in According to the May figures, Saskatchewan workers terms of economic growth, touching 2.9 per cent. were bringing in a little over $940 a week. That is an These particular findings are somewhat different average which is roughly $50,000 a year. than what we’re seeing from other economists so it When you consider this includes part-time as well as sheds a different light on a story that is vital to anyone full-time, it is a strong number. And it is nearly five per making commercial or corporate plans. National also cent higher than the same time a year ago, well ahead of has pegged Saskatchewan as having the fastest growing inflation which is in the two per cent range so the aver- employment numbers this year and, with above-average age pay check is rising in real terms – meaning more growth in wage levels, consumers will continue to be a purchasing power. big contributor to the overall growth story.


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A Sask. statistic that gets your attention While a lot of you might find statistics borfering, the core industries of the Saskatchewan ing, occasionally you will run across a statiseconomy _ oil, potash and agriculture _ are all tic that leaps up and bites you. in rural Saskatchewan. One would assume that Doug Elliott, publisher of SaskTrends monithese rural-based industry that are creating a lot tor and probably Saskatchewan foremost staof local jobs. tistical expert, is always a good source for Elliott is also puzzled by Statistics Canada’s such statistics. data suggesting agricultural jobs are on the inIn an interview this summer, Elliott came crease. up with just such a statistic... albeit one that As we all know, the numbers of farmers conis a little foreboding for rural Saskatchewan. tinue to dwindle _ even in these profitable times According to Elliott, in the last five years, when net receipts on the farm have doubled in MURRAY Saskatoon has created 21,500 jobs and Rethe past five years. The statistician speculates it MANDRYK gina has created 21,000. The entire rest of may have something to do with people declaring the province, however, has only added 2,500 themselves farmers or farm employees _ at least ~ more people to the workforce. on a part-time basis. Of course, you know what they say about As for the incredibly low job creation numbers lies, damn lies and statistics. But this particuoutside Regina and Saskatoon, that still is a bit of lar piece of information isn’t exactly the kind of percentage a puzzler... unless you examine all the statistical informainformation easily manipulated _ the kind that govern- tion carefully. ments use to make themselves look good or that opposiFor example, if you look carefully at the oil industry, you tions use to make governments look bad. will see new well drilling is down right now. Moreover, The numbers are real ... even if they really don’t seem to some of those doing the drilling are Alberta workers who make much sense. Even Elliott is somewhat at a loss for an aren’t full time Saskatchewan residents. explanation as to why the difference is so great. Similarity, while there are more jobs in potash mine After all, while Regina and Saskatoon are growing and construction, these, too, are often being performed by certain smaller communities are communities are suf- contractors and workers who don’t necessarily reside in

rural Saskatchewan. As for the potash industry itself, the glut in production means that there aren’t a lot of new, full-time miners being hired. Elliott said it’s also important to note what kind of jobs are now being created in Saskatchewan and who is fi lling them. Many are in the service sector (sales, restaurants, etc.) Those jobs are often being fi lled by new arrivals to the country. And it is the cities that are getting most of these jobs. Of course, a lot of you will point to the success of several communities in attracting their own new arrivals. Those from Moosomin, Weyburn and particularly Estevan where the vacancy rate is much lower than either Regina or Saskatoon might assume the statistics are simply wrong. But Elliott noted that the statistical information covers the entire remainder of the province, meaning that it takes into account every other community losing population and workers. As the population ages and birthrate slows, not only does a community shrink but what also shrinks are their service jobs (teachers, health care workers, etc.) This has to be a worry for the Saskatchewan Party government _ both economically and politically. After all, rural Saskatchewan is still its base. And it seems that it isn’t creating many jobs in its base.

Second phase of updated liquor regulations take effect


Another 37 of the province’s 77 updated liquor regulations announced last fall are now in effect as a result of legislative and regulatory changes made by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA). “Our government is committed to cutting red tape where possible,” Minister responsible for SLGA Donna Harpauer said. “These latest changes now in effect will benefit businesses involved in the sale and service of alcohol as well as their customers.” Among the changes now in effect: Salons and spas will be eligible to apply for a permit to sell and serve alcohol to customers purchasing a salon/ spa service; Liquor permitted restaurants will be able to offer Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW) service to customers; U Brew/U Vin operators will enjoy reduced record keeping requirements and will also have the option to offer delivery service to their customers; and Permittees will be allowed to open at 9:30 a.m. on Sun-

days and holidays consistent with other days of the week. “We’re very pleased to see these changes finally come into effect – they’ve been a long time coming,” Beer Bros. Gastropub and Deli partner Greg Hanwell said. “One of the changes - being able to off-sale specialty beer – is something our customers have been requesting for a long time so we’re happy we’ll be able to offer that service.” In November 2012, SLGA announced 77 changes to the province’s liquor regulations. The first 39 changes were implemented in May as a result of policy changes made internally by SLGA. These latest 37 changes required legislative and regulatory amendments. The final change, which will allow striptease and wet clothing contests at liquor permitted establishments, will take effect Jan. 1, 2014, to give municipalities time to enact related bylaws, if they so wish. All of the changes are outlined in the attached backgrounder. All liquor permittees will receive detailed letters about these changes in the coming days.

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~ It’s time for Premier Wall to intervene The Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) wants Premier Brad Wall to help a Lampman-area family get their modified truck back. Edwin and Alison Morris bought the truck in Canada and had it modified in Oklahoma 2 years ago so it could hold their 8 children safely. In spite of previous assurances from government officials, border guards would not allow the truck to re-enter Canada and it has sat at the border ever since. After meeting with the Morris family this past Saturday, This matter actually falls under provincial jurisdiction, so it’s time for Premier Wall to intervene. The Morris family has done nothing wrong. The Morrises lawfully invested $90,000 in this truck, and they should be allowed to have it back as soon as possible. The Morris family would not have had their truck seized at the Canada-U.S. border if Saskatchewan and Canada had property rights. If federal officials do not return the truck to the Morris family, the federal government should fully reimburse them for the value of the truck. Victor Lau, Leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan Regina, Saskatchewan, (306)737-5345 The contents of the Shellbrook Chronicle are protected by Copyright. Reproduction of any material must be done so with expressed permission of the publisher.

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Honouring a Pulse Legacy: Dr. Alfred Slinkard July 31, 2013 (Saskatoon, SK) – Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) and Food Day Canada are honouring Dr. Alfred Slinkard for his tremendous contribution to the province’s pulse industry as part of the 10th anniversary of Food Day Canada by presenting him with the Pulse Legacy Award. “Dr. Slinkard is widely known by growers, researchers, and processors as one of the founders of the pulse industry here in our province,” says SPG Executive Director Carl Potts. “His lifelong commitment to pulses has been instrumental to the successful and growing industry we are a part of today.” Thirty-five years ago, Dr. Al Slinkard developed a new variety of lentils, the Laird lentil. Since then, the large green lentil market class continues to be adapted and improved while continuing to maintain large consumer demand around the world. The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recruited Dr.

Slinkard from the University of Idaho in the 1970s, when he began work at the brand new U of S Crop Development Centre (CDC). It was through his work at the CDC that Dr. Slinkard saw the tremendous opportunity for pulse crops in Saskatchewan. It was this potential and his dedication to these crops that led to him travelling the province making three or more presentations every week in an attempt to convince producers to try growing pulse crops. Instrumental in developing the Saskatchewan pulse industry, Dr. Slinkard also played a heavy role in encouraging producers to develop an organization to represent them, SPG. SPG continues to fund research and to develop new pulse varieties through its longstanding partnership with the CDC. SPG also invests in research to develop improved agronomic practices for pulses and in market development to ensure continued competitive access to existing global markets as well as the development of new markets and end

Problem plants for livestock

by Jenifer Heyden, PAg Regional Livestock Specialist, North Battleford Regional Services Branch Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Each year, livestock producers across the prairies lose animals to encounters with poisonous plants! Recognizing problem plants and understanding the management opportunities to reduce the risk of poisoning are important tools in preventing a serious problem. Producers need to become aware of and familiar with identification, control and eradication, and physical signs and symptoms of ingestion of poisonous plants. Poisonous plants contain toxic substances that harm livestock. The amount of toxin in

a plant varies with stage of growth. Depending on the type of toxin, and the amount eaten, an animal’s reaction can range from reduced performance to death. Some plants have spines that cause physical injury. Others contain substances that can cause skin blisters, abortions, birth defects or weight loss. Some plants cause sickness or death within a very short timeframe; others may take several days or weeks. Under certain circumstances the ingestion of poisonous plants is more likely to occur. When livestock are being moved to a new location, they are less particular about what they’re eating and more worried about eating something – often not making a wise choice. Overgrazing causes good forages to be re-



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uses for pulse products. Today, there are 17,000 pulse producers in the province of Saskatchewan with the province’s pulse exports totalling $1.3 billion per year. In addition to the assistance provided to producers, Dr. Slinkard’s contributions also supported the development of pulse processing within the province with numerous pulse processing and trading facilities now established throughout Saskatchewan. “The opportunity to recognize someone who has made such an outstanding contribution to our national food and agriculture industry is what Food Day Canada is all about,” says Anita Stewart, Founder of Food Day Canada. “As a member of both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Agricultural Halls of Fame, Dr. Slinkard is the legacy of the pulse industry in this province.”


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duced in number, and weeds and poisonous plants can become more abundant. During drought the amount of forage is reduced and livestock eat what’s available. As farmers and ranchers we also have a tendency to hay what’s out there and drought ridden fields often harbour weeds and poisonous plants that end up being baled with our hay. Some of the toxic plants in Saskatchewan include: water hemlock, locoweed, toadflax, seaside arrow grass, saskatoon, chokecherry and larkspur among others. Water hemlock is considered to be the most toxic poisonous plant. Identification is key as it is very similar to other plants such as water parsnip and cow parsnip. Water hemlock is common in wet habitats like the areas around sloughs and streams, and also in ditches and meadows. Its thick roots harbour yellow oil that smells like raw parsnip. Water hemlock is not only poisonous to livestock but also humans. The toxin in the oil acts on the central nervous system causing convulsions and leading to death from respiratory failure.

A small dose is lethal and the onset of symptoms is rapid – beginning with excessive salivation, frothing at the mouth, a clamped jaw, extreme abdominal pain, and finally tremors and nervousness leading to convulsions. Most livestock losses occur in the spring, when the toxin is present in all parts of the plant. By late summer, the toxin is confined to the roots however a cow can pull these up if the soil is wet and may consume them. Steps can be taken to avoid livestock plant poisoning. Know what’s out there in your pasture, be aware of the dangers and be ready to take action if you need to. Scarcity of palatable forage, lack of water, or lack of salt may cause animals to graze greenery that might otherwise be rejected. Grazing too early in the spring, before forage species have produced much growth also increases the likelihood of poisoning. For more information on this or other livestock related topics, please contact Jenifer Heyden, at (306) 446-7961 or the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377

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Farm plot tours pretty farmer specific

Attending farm plot tours is often pretty farmer specific. While offering Prairie farmers here a chance to enter a I mean that in the sense comparing one canola variety very large market crop, growing soybeans is not just about against another is something of interest only to a canola producing bushels and hauling them to market, or at least producer. that is how Elmy looks at the crop as part of a But there are elements of such tours which are larger picture. interesting to a broader range of producers, and Soybeans as a legume crop, actually produces in some cases should make the general public nitrogen as part of their natural growth protake a bit of notice too. cess. As a general rule every inch of green plant Such was the case recently when Friendly growth fixates 10 pounds of nitrogen. Acres Seed Farm held its plot tours. To produce those yields Nitrogen is a key nuThe father and son operation near Saltcoats trient, and as a result farmers invest a sizable has long been known for growing oats, but more amount of the annual crop input costs into addrecently has diversified into what are new crops ing it in the form of fertilizer. for the region, in particular soybeans. While soybeans of course use a sizable amount For Canadian Prairie producers soybeans are of nitrogen, Elmy said for every bushel per acre CALVIN just now becoming viable as new varieties have produced six pounds of nitrogen are utilized, DANIELS been developed requiring less days to reach maover time soybeans can give back to the soil. ~ turity. Elmy said that is a key for him as he looks to On an international basis soybeans are a huge create as low a cost, sustainable, crop production crop, in particular in the United States and South system as possible. America, so it is a well-developed market. That is why Elmy also grows alfalfa and sainAt present Saskatchewan is just starting to explore with foin. They too are nitrogen fixing legumes, and while harsoybeans, with less acres planted this spring than those de- vesting one cut of the crop for livestock feed, a second cut voted to chickpeas, said Kevin Elmy, and chickpeas are a can be left as essentially a green manure nutrient source very minor crop in the province. which goes back to the soil.

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Mix in soil building crops such as field radish, and over time the nitrogen needs for a crop such as canola are built up in the soil from previous crops. Elmy said the fertilizer bill on the farm is down to an average of $10 per acre. That is a miniscule number compared to most. The system borrows many of its principles from organic production, although Elmy is not full blown into organics. He inoculates seed, top dresses nutrients when needed, and sprays if weeds and insects come along. But he is working hard to create a crop rotation less reliant on the fertilizer agent and chequebook, and he says it’s working. One can imagine that while full organic systems might not be viable on the largest farms, and in terms of maximizing yields in the face of a growing population, there are principle which can help reduce inputs. The ability to control weeds and pests with particular crop rotations might drop the crop protection product costs just as Elmy has used them to reduce his fertilizer bill. Ultimately that is a key for farmers, reducing costs while keeping yields high, and there is growing evidence it is possible to do both via good crop rotation planning.

One year after CWB, private market fails farmers “A year after the end of the single desk Canadian Wheat Board it is clear western farmers are no longer receiving the full value for their grain. It is also clear most of the missing value is being taken by the private grain trade,” Bill Gehl, chairperson of the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance remarked on the one year anniversary of the loss of the Board. “The 2012-2013 crop year is very much like the past 20102011 crop year where corn is in short supply and feed grain prices have risen. The big difference is that when farmers used their single desk Canadian Wheat Board we got a $2.78 per bushel premium for high protein wheat (between 11.5% and 15.5%). Today those premiums are largely missing in action” Gehl pointed out. Gehl also noted another worrying change in Canada’s grain industry. “Our major customers, including the Chi-

nese and Japanese food agencies are now on record as complaining the private trade is not providing the same level of quality and customer care that our farmer-controlled Wheat Board did.” “Ending the single desk threw away our international market niche of supplying the highest quality wheat and durum to the richest markets on the planet. With the almost complete loss of protein premiums, western farmers are receiving what every other farmer gets from the lower end of the global grain market.” “The private trade now takes ownership of our grain at the inland elevator and is free to take any higher protein premiums for their own profit while farmers are seeing higher freight and handling costs deducted for getting grain to customers. It is no surprise we have seen a gold rush of

takeovers and consolidation in the private grain handling and marketing sector to take advantage of farmers’ loss of market power. The essential disappearance of protein premiums to farmers over the past year speaks for itself” Gehl said. While prices this year have been better than expected Gehl is concerned these prices are masking the true reality that farmers face. “Farmers who think this year’s apparently higher grain prices are the result of ending the Wheat Board are living in a fool’s paradise. Grain prices are generally higher because the United States has suffered the worst drought and production failure since the 1930s. When production reverts to normal, western farmers will find themselves facing a new and harsh reality” Gehl concluded.

Pricing in the best & worst Grains continue to tick lower on exchanges in Europe and, more importantly, North America as crop conditions continue to indicate great potential across the board. Multiple analytical firms have upped their forecasts for the US corn and soybean total production while the estimates of Canadian wheat and canola output is slowing moving higher. As the U.S.D.A. comes out with the August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Monday, August 12th, we should expect the American agricultural body to revise their own production estimates higher, something the market is currently showing as priced in. As crops were planted later, recent crop progress reports from the U.S.D.A. and the Doane Advisory Services’ Midwest crop tour suggest crops are, on average, between two and three weeks behind in development. Despite this, individuals on the aforementioned Doane crop tour said they found higher corn ear counts than ever before. This isn’t a trend seen only south of the 49th parallel as more than a few producers here in Western Canada are talking about large wheat heads and pea pods. Although the crops look great now and some places (like southern Alberta) are getting into harvest, the majority of the crop is still a few weeks away from coming off the field. As such, The threat of frost risk to North American crops seems more legitimate with the lower overnight temperatures seen in Canada and the Dakotas recently. In the US Corn Belt, nasty weather in mid-to-late fall may force farmers to harvest corn earlier than normal, drying it down versus running the risk of not being able to get it off the field. With a larger crops anticipated, it’s hard to find any bullish

news on this continent. And if it is bullish, it usually comes from Asia or the Middle East buying something. Between China and Egypt, the two countries have bought over 4.5 million tonnes of wheat since the beginning of the July – China mostly from traditional markets like Australia, Canada, and the U.S. while Egypt has been sourcing the likes of Romania, Ukraine, and Russia (much cheaper than any other countries). With these Black Sea countries making the global marketplace more competitive, there is some concern that more buyers will seek cheaper alternatives, despite the quality differences. On that note, while the U.S. may bring a huge corn crop

to the table this fall, it’s expected that the global buyers may not be as interested as they were just a few years ago. In the last 5 years, Brazil has increased their corn production 51 per cent, 24 per cent in China, and 84 per cent in Ukraine. In that same timeframe, Brazil corn exports jumped 276 per cent making it the number one corn exporter. Agricultural firm Rabobank recently said that they expect U.S. corn exports to remain below highs of 1.9 billion bushels in 2009, resulting in sub-$5/bushel prices this fall and around $5 for the next three years. by Brennan Turner, President,

Crop report for July 23-29 Haying progress continues for Saskatchewan livestock producers with 82 per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and 60 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Rain was reported in most areas during the past week, which has reduced hay quality in the swath. Seventy per cent of the provincial hay crop is rated as good in quality. The majority of crops are in good to excellent condition. Eighty-four per cent of spring wheat, 82 per cent of canola, 81 per cent of lentils and 88 per cent of peas are in good to excellent condition. Most parts of the province received varying amounts of

rain last week ranging from trace to 43 mm. Disease, insects and localized flooding caused the majority of crop damage. Grasshoppers and bertha armyworm have been reported in some areas. Across the province, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as nine per cent surplus, 78 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and one per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as seven per cent surplus, 80 per cent adequate and 13 per cent short. Farmers are busy haying, controlling insects and getting ready for harvest.


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The 130th running of the Prince Albert Exhibition took place from July 30-August 3 in various locations throughout Prince Albert. Many turned out to enjoy the various events during the five-day extravaganza. The chariot races (photo below) and the midway (photo above) both drew large crowds of patrons who revelled in the festivities.

SIAST restructures positions for growth


On July 30, SIAST announced a restructuring that includes creation of a new senior executive position--vice president, Strategy and Advancement. “This restructuring will allow us to place greater emphasis on key priorities, including relationships with Aboriginal students and stakeholders, further development of a learner-focused culture, strategy management, growth and enterprise sustainability,” says SIAST president and CEO Dr. Larry Rosia. “The new structure will enable us to be nimble, agile and more responsive to changing labour market demand.” SIAST has experienced significant enrolment growth as it has evolved to meet the changing needs of learners and employers, with enrolment up approximately 23 percent over a five-year period. The reorganization will increase SIAST’s capacity to further support labour market development and will foster an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. Responsibilities of the new vice president include business development and Aboriginal initiatives. “SIAST has done an excellent job to date in responding to labour market demand in an effective and efficient manner,” Dr. Rosia said. “Changes taking place today will position us for future growth and sustainability.” SIAST will begin recruiting immediately for four senior posts: provost and vice presi-

dent, Academic; CFO and vice president, Administrative Services; vice president, Strategy and Advancement; and director, Aboriginal Strategy. Arnold Boldt, associate vice president, Academic and Research, and Cheryl Schmitz, AVP, Financial Services, have been serving in the senior academic and administrative roles on an interim basis for the last several months and will continue to do so during the recruitment period. Dr. Anne Neufeld, AVP, Strategy Management, will serve as the vice president, Strategy and Advancement, on an interim basis. Earlier this year, SIAST commissioned the consulting firm Conroy Ross Partners to review its senior management structure and identify leading practices in contemporary organizational design that would support SIAST’s strategic goals. The announced changes are a result of that process. SIAST is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. It belongs to Polytechnics Canada, whose members’ priorities include industry responsiveness and applied research. Through programs ranging from certificates to degrees, SIAST serves 26,000 distinct students. SIAST offers programs on campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon and through distance education.

304 drivers caught during July traffic blitz Police issued more than 300 tickets to motorists during a traffic safety blitz targeting pedestrian safety and seatbelt use. Operation Heads Up, Buckle Up took place on July 24 and 25 across the province. It was held in conjunction with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event in La Ronge. Combined, these efforts resulted in a total of 304 tickets, including: • 84 seatbelt violations • 16 cellphone violations • 107 for speeding

• 11 for disobeying stop lights/signs • 86 various other infractions In addition, 47 child car and booster seats were checked by child car seat technicians during the STEP event. To help ensure and promote child passenger safety, SGI gave away four car seats and 17 booster seats during the check stops. June’s province-wide blitz targeting cellphone and seatbelt use, Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up, resulted in a total of 412 tickets.

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Piles of railroad ties hope to be sold by Omnitrax


A large pile of railroad ties still sit on R Railway Avenue in Shellbrook. Darcy B Brede, president of Omnitrax (which iis the parent corporation of Carlton T Trail Railways, owner the rail line) cclaims that the ultimate goal is to sell tthem. They are difficult to sell, howeever, as they have been soaked in the p preservative creosote, which limits tthe potential usage of the wood. Unssold ties will be used as “hog fuel”, w which means that they will be reduced tto wood chips or shavings and used for ffuel, landfill, animal feed, surfacing p paths or running tracks. As far as the ballast (or track bed) of tthe old railway is concerned, decisions aabout its future will be made on a ccommunity to community basis. “We w want to retain the ballast right now for tthe communities that need it or want iit . . . we’re trying to work through that p process right now,” Brede said. The Town of Shellbrook has yet to be ccontacted regarding the ballast, or the lland underneath it.

$6.6 Million in repairs now complete on Highway 40 southwest of Shellbrook An important east-west corridor connecting Prince Albert and North Battleford has seen $6.6 million in improvements now that construction work has wrapped up on Highway 40 near Shellbrook. About 14 km of repaving work is now complete southwest of the Junction of Highways 3 and 40, just west of Shellbrook. The work, undertaken by Anderson Rental and Paving Ltd., was part of the government’s planned summer maintenance for the area. “Safe, high-quality driving surfaces are a necessity to the economic growth of local businesses and enterprise,” RosthernShellbrook MLA Scott Moe said on behalf of Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris. “Thanks to these repairs, residents as well as industries ranging from agriculture to mining will now have a safer highway in order to haul freight back and forth between northern Saskatchewan and destinations across Western Canada.” The repaved stretch of Highway 40 carries over 1,400 vehicles and 200 trucks per


day. As part of the improvements, the intersection was widened at Shellbrook and a new left-hand turn lane was installed. “We’re pleased the Ministry was able to include the much needed turning lane at the intersection of Highway 3 and 5th Street East with this project. This will greatly improve the safety of those accessing our community,” Shellbrook Mayor George Tomporowski said. “Highway 40 is a vital link for Shellbrook residents and the surrounding region to access the many services available in Saskatoon including specialized medical treatment, international air travel and industrial supplies. Highway 40 is also the route used by suppliers to get their goods and services to our community so the transportation improvements are most welcome.” All motorists are reminded they must slow to 60 km/hr in highway work zones. New black and white signs will tell drivers exactly when to slow to 60 km/hr. Drivers now face three times the normal fines for

speeding and heavier enforcement in work The government has invested a record zones. For your safety and the safety of $3.7 billion in transportation infrastrucworkers, please obey the law in work zones. ture since 2008.


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August 9, 2013

Rob Clarke’s report

In 2001, Canada joined with internationThis statistic alone suggests a massive al partners to build a safer Afghanistan in improvement in the lives of Afghan chilwhich terrorists could no longer find a safe dren and points to a brighter future. haven. In doing so, our Canadian forces Healthcare in Afghanistan has also imhave helped create a better society, build- proved, with maternal mortality decreasing a better future for the children of Af- ing by two-thirds over the last ten years. ghanistan. Additionally, Afghanistan’s security To honour those who have served and forces are better trained and educated, hupaid the ultimate price, our government man rights (especially those of women and has created the Afghanistan Mechildren) have been strengthmorial Vigil, reflecting the bravened, roads and infrastructure ery, dedication and valour of those have been enhanced and trainwho gave their lives in Canada’s ing in skilled occupations has mission in Afghanistan. led to economic growth. This memorial, comprising I hope that you will join me 190 plaques representing the 201 honouring the fallen of Canafallen, will be on display in Otda’s mission in Afghanistan. tawa, on Parliament Hill, for the Our government is imremainder of the summer. mensely proud of the efforts Following its run in Ottawa, the of our Canadian Armed Forces ROB memorial will be taken on tour and our veterans. Once the last CLARKE throughout Canada, visiting nuCAF troops have come home, merous cities and Military Bases the Government of Canada, ~ to help ensure that the families including the DND/CAF, will Desnethé and comrades of the fallen will take additional steps to recoghave an opportunity to view the nize and commemorate all of Mississippi vigil. work and sacrifices CanaChurchill River the More than 39,000 Canadian dians have made in AfghaniArmed Forces members have stan. served in the Afghanistan theatre As always, I look forward to of operations or in other locations around your letters, e-mails and calls. Write me the globe in support of the Afghanistan at: Rob Clarke MP, House of Commons, mission. 502 Justice Building, Ottawa, Ontario, With approximately 900 CAF members K1A 0A6. hope you will find time to visit currently deployed in Afghanistan as part my website of Operation ATTENTION, important con- To contact me via e-mail use Rob.Clarke@ tributions continue to be made. or call my constituency office Some of the most impressive results of toll-free at 1-866-400-2334. the efforts made thus far include an eightRob Clarke MP fold increase in Afghan school attendance Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River since 2001 and a forty percent increase in school attendance by girls.

(Left to Right) Back: Coach: Emma Kress, Coach: Regan Hamel, Austin Larsen. Middle Row: Carnell Olsen, Ben Lafond, Amy Larsen, Justin Bissky, Cole Tanchuk, Zach Bernath, Carson Bissky. Front Row: Caleb Smart, Bode Bissky, Aimee Grenier

Shellbrook Silverfins wrap up successful season The Silverfins wrapped up their second season on Monday. We had a great summer with 18 swimmers; all of whom improved immensely over the two months. Nine of our swimmers competed at SemiFinals in Rosetown with three advancing to Provincial Finals in Melfort last weekend.

All three athletes medalled; the Silverfins came home with four golds, four silvers and one bronze! Congratulations to all our competitive and non-competitive swimmers for their great accomplishments this summer!


Provincial Finals swimmers (Left to Right) Cole Tanchuk, Carnell Olsen, Coach: Regan Hamel, Bode Bissky.

August 9, 2013

Saskatchewan’s hunting, angling and trapping licensing Saskatchewan’s new online automated Hunting, Trapping and Angling Licence (HAL) system is now fully operational. Beginning August 6 all game bird, big game and big game draw licences will be available for purchase. “Over the last several years, the ministry has consulted with many hunters, anglers, trappers and issuers, and has heard that the current system needs to be updated,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. “The fact that hunters and anglers have purchased over 170,000 licences, demonstrates that HAL is meeting the needs of the public.” There are three options to purchase licences through this system: • online through your personal computer any time; • through private issuers, Ministry of Environment and select provincial park offices; or • by phone at 1-855-848-4773 (8 am to 9 pm) Customers who want to purchase a big game licence online from home, must first obtain a convenience pack of seals to complete the transaction.

A convenience pack of six seals is free and can be obtained from a private issuer, a Ministry of Environment office or select provincial park office beginning August 6. Once you have them, you can complete your transactions online, 24 hours a day. Only one HAL account is required per person. If you have already created an account for angling or the Big Game Draw, you do not need another account. Just access your account and make the purchase. Although August 1 was originally noted as the date hunting licences would be available for sale, the ministry delayed the opening of sales to ensure there is a seamless administrative transition from the sale of angling licences to the sale of hunting licences. Last year the ministry issued over 200,000 hunting licences and 200,000 angling licences. This activity contributes about $40 million to the GDP, and over 2,500 direct jobs, benefiting rural areas and helping to grow local economies. For more details about HAL, a listing of licence issuers, and hunting and angling guides, visit licences.


BLAINE LAKE: Wapiti Library - Books, Movies, Magazines, Children’s Section, Internet, Printing, Study/Meeting Space, Proctor Service, Community Programming. Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 5-8, Friday 1-5. Contact us for more info 497-3130 CANWOOD: branch of Wapiti Regional Library - NEW HOURS - Tues. - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thurs. - 12 :00 noon - 5: 00 p.m. STORYTIME - Thurs. 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Internet services available at the library. DEBDEN: Wapiti Library hours: Monday 3 pm - 7 pm. Afterschool Program 3:30 5:00. Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm. Librarian: Aline Hannon LEASK: Wapiti Library Hours: Tues. & Fri.: 1 - 5:30 pm & Sat., 1:00 - 5:00 pm. MARCELIN: Wapiti Library is open Tues. 11 - 4 pm; Thur. 3 - 8 pm. For information on all your library needs, please contact 306-226-2110. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Branch of the Wapiti Library located at 105 Railway Ave., West (Provincial building). Library Hours: Mon., 2 - 6:00 pm; Tues., 2 - 8 pm; Wed. 2 - 8 pm; Thur., 2 - 6:00 pm; Fri., 10 - 4 pm. Children’s Story Time: Fri. 10:30 am (Oct. - May). SPIRITWOOD: Witchekan Wildlife Federation 3rd Annual Gun, Hobby & Collection Show & Sale on Sat., Aug. 10, 10 to 5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 11, 10 to 3 p.m. at the Spiritwood Arena. Buy! Sell! Trade! Admission $5/Adults Under 12 Free. Concession on site. For info call Julian 306-984-4715 or Fern 306-883-2651. CANWOOD: Walter Willoughby Horticultural Society’s 52nd Annual Show, Thursday, August 15 at the Elks Hall in Canwood. Doors open to public at 2 p.m. Awards at 4 p.m. Entries will be taken Wed., Aug. 14 6 to 9 p.m. and Thurs., Aug. 15 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Exhibits in Àowers, vegetables, fruit, houseplants, baking, crafts and photography. Also a “Show What You Can Grow” non judged section. For adults and children’s showbooks and more info call 306-747-3301. SHELL LAKE: 2013 Thickwood Hills Studio Trail, Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. Follow the blue moon signs on the 13th Annual self-drive tour of unique studios in the Shell Lake area. Contact: 1-306-427-2063. BIG RIVER: Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival Fri., Aug. 16 to Sun., Aug. 18. 20km NE of Big River. Wkd: Advance $70, Gate $90; Fri. $40, Sat. $60, Sun. $30. Buy online or at ticket vendors. Call 306.373.4190. www.northernlightsbluegrass. ca SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Theatre Movie Night. Next Movie Night in Shellbrook Friday, August 23 “Fast and Furious 6” - 7:30 p.m. An action story about a retired gang who are offered the chance to clear their criminal records. Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Cost is $5 for movie

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August 9, 2013

Arthur Boyle

John Kalmakoff

Ronald Person

BOYLE – Arthur Frances, passed away at Canwood Whispering Pine Place on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 89 years. He was born to Richard and Kitty Boyle, but was raised by his aunt and uncle, Molly and Robert Boyle. Art spent his entire life on the farm at Canwood until his move to Shellbrook in 1998. He was a very good farmer, starting out with horse and plow and later with modern machinery. He also raised many sheep, cattle, geese, turkeys and ducks. Art enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting and trapping and for several years helped his friend, Walter Bourke on their mink ranch. When Irene came into his life he enjoyed camping, picking blue berries, and fishing. He enjoyed Irene’s family and all the grandchildren and liked his trips to Alberta. He enjoyed playing crib with a special friend Art Adrian and was a big help to Art and Lee when they moved to the farm. Art enjoyed company and liked people to stop in for tea. He had a good sense of humour and will be remembered for his special chuckle and beautiful smile. Art will be remembered by his companion of 30 years, Irene Rude; his half-sister, Shirley Larsen of Ontario; Irene’s family, Lian, Carla, Rudy, Mark, six grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren; also several Boyle cousins; and sister-in-law, Stella Boyle. Art was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Kitty Boyle; his step-sister, Lily; two brothers, Richard and Tom. A Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Canwood North Cemetery officiated by Doris Wideen-Bazley. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to the Whispering Pine Place Activity Centre. Family and friends may send online condolences by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Hawryluk Funeral Home, Canwood, SK. 306.468.2244

John Edward Kalmakoff ; July 25, 1940 - July 27, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Kalmakoff, who passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 27th. Left to cherish John’s memory are his wife of 51 years, Doreen; his sons, John (Robin) and Jeffery (Melanie); seven grandchildren: John, Joseph, Kiersten, Luke, Samuel, Sarah and Natasha Kalmakoff; sister, Marilyn Postnikoff; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. John was predeceased by his parents, John and Tena Kalmakoff; infant sister, Anne Kalmakoff; sister, Lucy Cheveldayoff; brothers-inlaw, Alex Cheveldayoff and Lawrence Postnikoff. John was born on his parents’ farm, northeast of Blaine Lake on July 25, 1940. He attended Gillies School as a child, and went to high school in Blaine Lake, graduating in 1958. John attended the University of Saskatchewan, and obtained his Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, and Bachelor of Education degrees. While attending the University of Saskatchewan, John met Doreen Metherell. They were married in 1962. Following graduation, John began his career as a school teacher in Leask. John taught at the Leask School for fourteen years, serving as principal from 1966 - 1977. After moving back to the family farm near Blaine Lake in 1977, John taught at Marcelin School until he retired from teaching in 1993. He followed his “official” retirement from teaching with stints at the Marcelin Kihiw School, and substitute teaching in The Blaine Lake School Division. John truly enjoyed his career as a teacher. He was highly regarded and well-respected by his colleagues and students. John also served as a councillor for the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, and on the board of the Royal University Hospital. He was a manager for his sons’ minor hockey teams in Blaine Lake. He was a long time member of the Leask Lions Club and was actively involved in the communities of Leask, Marcelin and Blaine Lake in many other ways. In addition to many other endeavours, John was a farmer for his entire life. He grew up working on the family farm, continued to be involved in the farm in the early days of his teaching career, and took it over full time after his father passed away in 1975. He and Doreen continued to actively operate the farm until 2008, at which time he made the difficult decision to retire. John was an extremely intelligent, yet uncomplicated man. He did not care for fancy or extravagant places or things. He was happiest when at home, surrounded by the people he loved. His family and friends were the most important things in his life. He worked hard, and went to great lengths to make sure that his family was well looked after, and that his children and grandchildren had every opportunity to succeed. A celebration of John’s life was held at the Leask Lions Hall on Friday, August 2nd at 10:00 a.m. officiated by Elva Trask and Debbie Topping. Private family interment at a later date. The soloist was Bill Martodam, scripture readings were done by grandsons, John Kalmakoff and Samuel Kalmakoff and the eulogists were John Kalmakoff and Jeff Kalmakoff. The Urnbearer was John Kalmakoff. Leask Lions Club formed the honor guard. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Canadian Red Cross. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hawryluk Funeral Home, Leask, SK. 306.466.4822. Family and friends may send online condolences by visiting www.

PERSON – Ronald, late of Canwood, SK passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Shellbrook Hospital. Ron was born on May 14, 1936 in Canwood, SK. p He was born at “Nurse Lidstrom’s”, the site where his eldest daughter lives today. On June 30, 1959, he married Eleanor Lofstrom and they have three daughters. Ron attended Dry Creek School but could hardly wait to start farming full time. He did mixed farming with his father and brother, Don for approximately 40 years. Person Bros. was established and Ron and Don began raising Charlois, Simmental and Limousin cattle, which was a highlight in their farming career. In 1993, Ron and Eleanor retired to the village of Canwood. Ron began to work for the village, a job he held for 11 years. Following his retirement from this, he joined the staff of Hawryluk Funeral Home, where he worked until his passing. Besides farming Ron also did sub-driving for the school bus, repair work for the Valbrand Rural Telephone Company and was a Canwood Volunteer Firefighter. He enjoyed doing small carpentry projects, “Coffee Row”, and visiting. He only drove Chevrolet vehicles and loved sports. Mr. Lloyd Culy, founder of the Dry Creek Penguins soft ball team, was one of his teachers and mentors for ball, which he played for many years. He played for the Prince Albert Junior Jacks from 19501952. He played hockey for the Canwood Canucks and curled locally, in the league and in many bonspiels. Ron enjoyed bowling, which he did up until January 2013. He enjoyed music and played the guitar. Ronnie’s family was truly his life. He travelled many miles to watch his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in their activities, sports, music, graduations and birthdays. He was an ambitious, patient and honest man who was very private and reserved. His polite and kind manner will be forever missed by his family who loved him dearly. Ron will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by his wife, Eleanor; daughters, Sherry (Ken) Moar of Canwood, SK and their children, Amber of Saskatoon, SK, Adam (fiancé Danielle Priel) of Saskatoon, SK, Taylor (Brittany Thiessen) of Saskatoon, SK and Tanner of Saskatoon, SK; Lori (Cliff) Burlingame of Beaumont, AB and their children, Brandi (Kyle) Kozlowski of Beaumont, AB and their daughter, Scout, Chase (Chantelle) of Beaumont, AB and their children, Beau, Preslee and Alabama and Paige (Jake) Scheck of Beaumont, AB and their children, Ryder, Rush and Sway; and Dyan (Odell) Franco of Edmonton, AB and their children, Destiny (Greg Lee) of Toronto, ON and Marty (Cory-Lynn) of Edmonton, AB; his brother (only sibling), Don (Carol) Person of Canwood, SK and their son, Dean; brothers-in-law: Mel (Pam) Lofstrom of Saskatoon, SK and Terry (Marilyn) Lofstrom of Canwood, SK; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Florence Person; his parents-in-law, August and Ruth Lofstrom; and his brother-in-law, Wally Lofstrom. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Community Hall in Canwood, SK officiated by Pastor Dave Bodvarson and Ron Emmons. Interment followed in Dry Creek Cemetery. The organist was Grace Buhler and special music was sung by Bill Martodam and Brittany Thiessen. A tribute to Ron was given by “The Family”. The Pallbearers were Adam Moar, Taylor Moar, Tanner Moar, Chase Burlingame, Jake Scheck, Kyle Kozlowski, Greg Lee, and Marty Franco. Donations in memory of Ron may be made to MAK (Missions And Kids), Canwood Golf Course or the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and friends may send online condolences by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Hawryluk Funeral Home, Canwood, SK 306.468.2244

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The emerald ash borer, a deadly pest By Sara Williams The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, is a destructive insect pest that has left tens of millions of dead ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees in its wake. Since it was accidentally introduced to North America in the early 1990s, it has spread from Michigan, where it was first detected, to 20 US states. In Canada, it was first detected 11 years ago in Windsor, Ontario and has spread to several neighbouring counties and now into Quebec. The pest has yet to arrive in Saskatchewan. But it’s on the move. The closest known location is St. Paul Minnesota. Adult are small (half inch long) and sport a green metallic sheen, with a bright metallic red upper surface of its abdomen. Females lay 60 to 90 eggs, from spring through July. The tiny eggs, laid in bark crevices and seldom seen, are only 1/32 in. in diameter. They are white initially, but soon turn orange-red. The eggs hatch into white, segmented larvae that bore into the inner bark and cambium, creating serpentine (S-shaped) galleries or tunnels beneath the bark. They feed from late June through October. Even branches and trunks as small as one inch have been infested. The pupae gradually take on the appearance of the adult beetle and emerge through D-shaped holes in the bark, from midJune to mid-July. The adults live only 3 to 6 weeks, mating and feeding on foliage. In colder areas they take two years to complete their life cycle. Trees die because the galleries in the phloem tissue interrupts nutrient and water flow. The first symptom is crown dieback. Death occurs within 2 to 5 years, depending on the density of the infestation and the tree’s size and health. The most obvious symptom of an infestation is dieback of the crown of the tree with young stems (adventitious growth) sprouting from the trunk where they would normally not be seen. These symptoms usually appear after a tree has been under attack for about 3 years. Woodpeckers may be attracted to borer infested ash trees. All ash trees, both healthy and stressed, are susceptible to attack by the emerald ash borer: green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), black ash (Fraxinus nigra), white ash (Fraxinus americana), Manchurian ash (Fraxinus mandshurica) and hybrids. Mountain ash, a Sorbus species, is not a true ash and is not susceptible. Ash is an important tree in most Canadian urban centres. In Saskatoon, there are approximately 27,500 green, black, white and Manchurian ash trees, making up approximately 30% of Saskatoon’s tree inventory. In addition to the city’s tree inventory, there are many additional ash trees on private property and within naturalized parks. Emerald ash borer, inBoth the US Department set a borer trap in the of Agriculture (USDA) and canopy of a green ash the Canadian Food Inin Saskatoon. Emerspection Agency (CFIA) ald Ash Borer photo by are taking a two-pronged James E. Zablotny, USapproach. First, a ban on transporting all ash mateDA-APHIS. Emerald ash rials (logs, branches, wood borer prism trap photo chips) and all species of by Jeff Boone, City of firewood from affected Saskatoon. areas has been imple-


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mented in order to slow down the spread. The second prong is a longer-term approach using biological control agents. The USDA has identified three species of stingless parasitic wasps from China that attack either the larvae or the eggs of the EAB. All three have been released in several of the affected states. In Canada, the CFIA has only recently approved releasing two of the parasitic wasp species. One of the species, Tetrastichus planipennis, has been released in limited areas in southern Ontario to start. The CFIA is also running a national monitoring program for the emerald ash borer. Twenty traps have been placed throughout Saskatchewan including two in Saskatoon. The City of Saskatoon is supplementing the CFIA program with an additional 6 traps. The green prism traps are coated in tanglefoot and are baited with a hexanol lure to attract adult borers. The number one action you can take to help limit the spread of the borer is to not transport firewood, especially if vacationing in affected areas. This approach has been relatively successful in controlling the spread of Dutch Elm Disease. So hopefully, it will be years to decades before the emerald ash borer starts calling Saskatchewan home. Sara Williams is the author of the newly revised and expanded Creating the Prairie Xeriscape. This column is provided by the Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Announcements August 11, 1 – 5 pm: Nest Secret Garden Tour – a self guided tour of Saskatoon’s finest gardens. Passports are now on sale at Dutch Growers, Blossoms, and Michelle’s Flowers. The 2012 tour sold out. Don’t be disappointed. Get your passport soon. Gardenline is open for the season. Call 306-966-5865 (long-distance charges apply) Monday to Thursday. Or send your questions to

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special events will be listed at no charge. LUTHERAN CHURCH Zion - Canwood Sunday School, Worship Sunday, 9 a.m. St. John’s - Shellbrook Sunday School, Worship Sunday, 11 a.m. Pastor Doug Schmirler Parkside, Immanuel 10 a.m. - Worship Pastor Chris Dean -----------------------PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Parkside 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Shellbrook Sun., 9 a.m. - Worship, Pastor David Bodvarson 306-747-7235 Canwood 10:30 a.m. - Worship Pastor Glenn Blazosek Leask Gospel Tabernacle Sunday 6:30 p.m. Pastor L. Trafford 306-466-2296 -----------------------EVANGELICAL FREE Big River 11:00 a.m. - Worship Bible Classes 9:45 A.M. Summer: 10:30 a.m. - 12 306-469-2258 Youth Nite: Fridays Mont Nebo Wed., 7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer. Sun., 10:30 a.m. - Worship Pastor Bill Klumpenhower -----------------------CATHOLIC CHURCH Debden Sun. Mass - 9:30 a.m. Fr. Sebastian Kunnath Big River - Sacred Heart Sun., 11:30 a.m. - Mass White¿sh Sun., 2:30 p.m. - Mass. Victoire Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass. Fr. Sebastin Kunnath Eucharist Celebrations Muskeg Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass Mistawasis Sunday, 3 p.m. St. Agatha’s - Shellbrook Mass Sunday, 7 p.m. St. Henry’s - Leask

Mass Sunday 9 a.m. St. Joseph’s - Marcelin Mass Sunday, 11 a.m. Fr. Tru Le -----------------------PRESBYTERIAN Mistawasis Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. Bev Shepansky -----------------------SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 407-2nd Ave E, Shellbrook Sat., 9:45 a.m. Sabbath School. Sat., 11:00 am -Worship Broadcast on VOAR 92.1 FM Pastor Dan Guiboche 306-930-3377 Lay Pastor John Redlick 306-497-2566 -----------------------SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Currently meeting in homes on Sunday morning. and Wednesday evenings. Parkside 306-747-2309, Leask 306-466-4498 Marcelin 306-226-4615 -----------------------ANGLICAN CHURCH Leask - All Saint’s 8 a.m. - Morning prayer Service. 9 a.m. Holy Communion Canwood - Christ Church 2 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sundays Evening Prayer 2nd & 4th Sundays Holy Communion Mont Nebo - St. Luke’s 2 p.m. - 1st and 3rd Sundays Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays Evening Prayer St. Andrew’s - Shellbrook Sunday, 11 a.m. Holy Communion Father Harnish 306-468-2264 -----------------------UNITED CHURCH Big River 1st & 2nd Sundays 1 p.m. - Worship at Anglican Church All Other Sundays - 10 a.m. Shellbrook - Knox Sun., 10 am - Worship Pastor Dave Whalley

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Riders’ Sheets on blazing pace

That was quite a season Kory Sheets had in July. to average just 104 yards per game the rest of the way to If the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ running back can grab the single-season mark. His lowest single-game total somehow maintain his July pace throughout the through the first five was 130 yards. Averaging 18-game Canadian Football League season, he will 104 the rest of the way shouldn’t be a problem. obliterate the CFL’s single-season rushing record Of course, if the Riders keep rolling as they by about 500 yards. did in July, their last few games in October may That’s in the sports stratosphere — 92 goals by be meaningless, which might tempt coach CoWayne Gretzky territory; Barry Bonds’ 76 home rey Chamblin to scale back Sheets’ playing time runs neighbourhood. to keep him fresh for the playoffs. On the other Born one day before April Fool’s Day in 1985, hand, if an all-time league rushing record is the 28-year-old Sheets gave notice last year in his within view, fans in Rider Nation will insist on rookie season he knew a few things about hitting seeing No. 1 (on the uniform, and in Rider fans’ holes and slicing off major yardage, totalling 1,277 hearts) taking handoffs and hitting the holes. yards to finish runner-up to Calgary’s Jon Cor• Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “ChicaBRUCE nish, 180 yards behind. goans were outraged to see a photo of Justin PENTON Apparently, he was just getting warmed up. The Bieber in the Blackhawks locker room posing Purdue Boilermaker grad ran roughshod over CFL with the Stanley Cup. What that tells us is, ex~ defences in the Riders’ first five games this year as cept for adolescent girls who haven’t defected to they went 5-0. Sheets rattled off 712 yards in those One Direction yet, just about everybody hates five starts, an average of 142 yards per game that Justin Bieber.” extrapolates to 2,500 yards-plus for the season if he’s able • Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald: “The Edmonto maintain that pace. (Last year, 712 yards for the entire ton Oilers fired coach Ralph Krueger over Skype. Ah, the season would have put Sheets No. 7 in the CFL rushing de- age we live in. Krueger was then able to moon the owner on partment.) Instagram.” It’s not a shock to note he was named the CFL’s offensive • Cote again: “The Marlins had a magician, Michael Granplayer of the month for July. dinetti, performing during a recent game. Fans were disapWinning is Sheets’ No. 1 goal, he told but he says pointed, though, when he failed to make owner Jeffrey Loria he’s well aware of how his rushing stats stack up each game. disappear.” And so is his offensive line. • Alex Kaseberg on O.J. Simpson, who has gained a few “Honestly I think they have more pride in it,” Sheets told pounds while in jail: “O.J. Simpson is so fat he wants to go on of his front five. a long slow police chase in a Good Humor truck.” Mike Pringle, the CFL’s all-time leading career rusher, • Colin Cowherd of ESPN, on Twitter, about Alex Rodriholds the single-season mark at 2,065. Sheets would have guez playing in in the minors on a rehab assignment two

Green between the lines - Riders by the numbers By Jon Svec Statistics can be very deceiving. Glancing at these numbers in a vacuum can sometimes lead to wild misrepresentations of what is actually happening on the field. They are interesting to look at, however, and can sometimes point out trends that would otherwise go unnoticed. The key is to observe these statistics with a grain of salt, and to make sure that you think critically about what you are seeing and why. There is no disputing the fact that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have had a better start to the year than any other CFL team. The only stat that really matters, their 5-0 record going into the bye week, attests to that. With that in mind, the team provides a few good examples of some statistical categories that should always be handled with caution. On a list of league leaders in the category of total yards from scrimmage, the Riders are somewhat misrepresented. Kory Sheets tops the list with his 790 total yards, but you must trace your finger down another twelve spots before finding the next splotch of green and white. In that span you will graze over multiple players from the Lions, Argos, Ticats and Alouettes, who each have at least two players on the chart to the Riders’ one. At first glance this may suggest that the Riders offense has been struggling, but that would be an incorrect conclusion. The real reason for this is the versatility of the Riders offense, and the fact that they spread the ball around to multiple targets, proven by the fact that the Riders offense, as a whole, leads the league in net yards of offense with 2086. The same phenomenon happens when scanning the list of league leaders in defensive tackles. In fact, a list of the top ten tacklers in the league does not even include one Roughrider. In contrast, there are three Argos on the list, and two each from BC, Edmonton and Montreal. Again, at first glance, this may lead some to conclude that the Riders have no one getting it done on the defensive side of the ball, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many don’t realize that a team with a large number of total tackles is a very bad thing. It indicates that your defense is on the field for a large portion of the game, which isn’t good. A defense that forces a lot of two-and-outs, combined with an offense that holds onto the ball and engineers long drives, usually equates to wins. At the eleventh spot on the list we find Renauld Williams, probably the defensive player of the year so far this season, who has six sacks to go with his 22 tackles.

When it comes to total passing yards, the Roughriders sit in fourth place for the time being. Obviously it is important to be able to pass the football, especially in the CFL, but this stat can also be misleading. When teams are playing from behind, they pass more. When a team has a comfortable lead, such as the Riders have had for a large portion of game-time so far this year, they can afford to run the ball or execute short passes, punt, and play defense. While the Riders are fourth in passing yards, they are dead last in passing attempts, a testament to their successful run game, and the overall success of the team. Deceptive statistics aside, there are some numbers that are surer indicators of success. Almost any football analyst will tell you that turnovers are a reliable gauge for a team’s overall performance, and this holds true for the Riders. After five weeks their turnover ratio is an astonishing 15-1, and it must be noted that the lone “giveaway” that blemishes their record came in the form of a bobbled onside kick attempt in the waning moments of a win over the Argos in week 3. Their offense is yet to cough up the football, and their defense has 5 interceptions, 4 fumble recoveries, and 6 turnovers on downs. The Riders’ offensive line has been outstanding so far this year, though it is sometimes difficult to find stats to backup their play. The closest we can get is to look at the number of sacks they have given up as a unit, a measly seven compared to the 22 sacks that the Riders have inflicted on their opponents so far this year. We can also look at team rushing yards, a category where the Riders top the league with 817. Special teams have also been outstanding. Some coaches say that a punt is the first play of any defensive series, and the Riders’ punt coverage unit has been fantastic, only allowing 98 total yards on 22 punts, which is the best total in the league. Their field goal kicker, Chris Milo, who seemed shaky in the preseason and had to fight for his spot on the team, is a perfect 12 for 12 in field goals so far this season. In the final column of the ledger, we find a team that has scored more points (183) than anyone else in the league, and also given up less (87), equating to a perfect record. The season is still young, however, and the Riders’ solid play has been supplemented by some lucky bounces and good fortune. Everyone is eager to see what they will bring to the table on August 9 in Calgary after some well-deserved rest.

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days prior to his anticipated suspension announcement: “ARod batting second, playing third and pleading the fifth in Trenton tonight.” • R.J. Currie of “NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was chosen No. 1 of Sportsnet’s most attractive female athletes. I imagine it surprised Danica; she’s not used to finishing first.” • Another one from Dickson: “Brian Urlacher is retiring after 13 years with the Chicago Bears. Experts say, in another five years, Urlacher should stop hearing Jay Cutler whining in his sleep.” • Another one from Cote: “Kansas football coach Charlie Weis referred to last year’s 1-11 team as ‘a pile of crap.’ It was considered an insult. To crap.” • Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on baseball’s PED users: “They got their money, they won their awards and they lost their reputations.” • Mike Hart of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Two retail stores have cut prices on Ryan Braun jerseys and shirts. They’d be great to wear golfing in case you have to improve your lie.” • Another one from R.J. Currie, on Stacy Keibler’s split with actor George Clooney: “Probably not the first ex-wrestler who doesn’t want to be pinned down.” • Steve Simmons of Sunmedia, on the underachieving Blue Jays taking three of four from lowly Houston: “There is nothing wrong with the Jays that 162 games against the Astros wouldn’t correct.” • Spotted in Mike Bianchi’s column in the Orlando Sentinel: Ex-NFLer E.J. Holub, on his 12 knee operations: “My knees look like they lost a knife fight with a midget.” Care to comment? Email

CROWN HILL AUCTION Paul Bosckay Household & Shop Sale

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HOUSE & LOT - 177 Railway Ave.; 1999 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 160,000 km; complete household, riding lawn mower (articulating steering), metal clad shed (16x18), scroll saw, metal & wood lathes, post drill, radial arm saw, wood stove, Basa WD 400 Quad, 12’ aluminum boat, outboard motor, trolling motor, plus much, much more. Complete listing and pictures at or phone 306-4973539 for info.

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Ph 306-466-2210 Town of Big River, Saskatchewan invites applications for an

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Applicant will be interested in pursuing a career in Local Government Administration. Applicant must have an Urban Standard Certificate or equivalent or show ability to obtain certification. Knowledge of accounting practice and procedure and excellent interpersonal and communication skills will assist this person in fulfilling the position requirements. Computer skills and Municipal experience an asset. Our Community Big River, population 639, is located on the West Side of Prince Albert National Park in an area that boasts local industry and among other attractions, an abundance of lakes within a short drive, a ski hill and other opportunities offering recreational activities. Applicants are invited to submit resume including references and cover including salary expectations to: Town of Big River Box 212, Big River SK S0J 0E0 fax (306) 469-4856 For information please call (306) 469-2112. Applications close 9:00 a.m. August 12, 2013. Only those applications chosen for interview will be contacted.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Estate of Brian Charles Tremblay, late of Shellbrook, in the Province of Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above Estate duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before 30th day of August, 2013. Wilcox-Zuk-Chovin Law Office Barristers & SolicitorsBox 820 (52 Main Street) Shellbrook, Saskatchewan S0J 2E0 Solicitors for the Administratix. 2-35C

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AUCTIONS - FARM LAND & EQUIPMENT AUCTION Aug. 22, 2013 for ROY THOMPSON ESTATE, Richard, Sk., S1/2 4-44-12 W3 (grain & pasture land), 970 Case c/w FEL, cab, power shift trans., 830 Case Comfort King, Sakundiak H77-1600 7”x50’ grain auger, 1985 Wy-Lee 16’ stock trailer, 2-2300 Westeel hopper bins, 2 MF Super 92 combines & many unused combine parts, Ivan White Auctions, North Battleford, Sk., Ph: 306-441-6954 Details @ www:globalauc - PL 910541.

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