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The Voice Of The Parkland Since 1912 VOLUME 100


PMR #40007604


No. 51

Dutchaks give $25,000 to hospital project

Barry and Donna Dutchak recognized what the Shellbrook Hospital has given them over the years with a $25,000 personal donation to the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project Inc. The Dutchaks, who are part owners of Parkland Ambulance in Prince Albert with their son Trevor, had a long list of reasons to give back to a place that had given them so much. “It just makes sense for us to put something back into the Shellbrook area where our family comes from and where we provided ambulance service for several years. It is just important to give back,” said Barry Dutchak, who has retired from the ambulance business. Donna was born in the Shellbrook Hospital while Barry’s late father Michael received treatment from Dr. Jack Spencer that saved his life. Growing up in Blaine Lake, Shellbrook was their hospital and as Blaine Lake Ambulance grew trips to that hospital were frequent. He also noted that his mother Ida grew up in the Ordale district, near Canwood, as a reason for making the donation. With the $25,000 donation, the Dutchaks will receive naming rights to a room in the new Shellbrook and Districts Integrated Health Complex. He also recognized that it was an important project to support as any growing, young community needs a solid backing of health care. “Shellbrook is growing, young people are staying here,” said Dutchak. Construction on the new 20 bed acute care and 34 bed long term care facility began in the spring of 2011 with an anticipated completion of 2013. The facility will replace the Shellbrook Hospital and Parkland Terrace Nursing Home and will provide space for community services like home care and public health. Project treasurer, Murray Kasun said that with the latest run of donations along with municipal hospital levies collected to date the fund raising total could top $2.9 million by early in the new year. Fund raisers are presently working to draft letters to businesses from local to national in scope in search of corporate donations to help raise remaining $2 million plus required for the project.

Donna and Barry Dutchak present Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project Inc. treasurer Murray Kasun with a cheque for $25,000 at the site of the new Shellbrook and Districts Integrated Health Complex.

Shellbrook Elementary receives science lab The Shellbrook Elementary School received a gift from the Sask Rivers School Division just ahead of Christmas this year. The school received a science lab from the school division worth upwards of $25,000. Principal Dwayne Tournier was especially surprised to hear the news since the equipment had not been on the school’s wishlist nor was it something that they had applied for. The labs include laptop computers, a SmartBoard and a whole host of other science related items. “They’ll now have room and equipment for science stations and more hands

on activities,” said Tournier. This package also means that there will be a SmartBoard in every classroom in the school. The current Arts Ed room will become the new science lab during the early part of next year. Currently that room has been used as extra space to teach health and math classes. Tournier is hoping that a late January PLC day can be used for the staff to set up the lab the way they see fit as they will be the ones using the equipment to teach their classes. With some time to get things in order, Tounier expects the lab to be operational

in February. “I’m hoping come February break we are unpacked and everything is set up and we’re ready to roll,” said Tournier. The school division began a program to incorporate updated and innovative science labs along with a renewed science curriculum in 2009. The school division placed model science labs in pilot schools, W.J. Berezowsky and Kinistino from which the elementary and high school labs are now based through the division. The labs were designed by implementation teachers with curricula objectives and class room activities in mind.

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December 23, 2011

JumpStart Basketball Program a success

Almost 40 children, from Parkside, Shellbrook, Shell Lake, Canwood and Wild Rose, participated in a grassroots basketball program run out of the Shellbrook School Gymnasiums this fall. Lauren Clarke and Sandra Larsen began the program with a vision of

teaching young players the fundamentals of Basketball with a focus on teamwork and positive peer interaction; it ran from September through to November. The two were pleased with the turn out for the program’s first session, “Enrollment definitely exceeded our expecta-

tions – we were really excited with the turnout,” said Clarke. The 20 players, aged 5 – 7 practiced on Sunday afternoons for an hour at the Shellbrook Elementary gym and 18 players aged 8 – 13 used the W.P. Sandin gym. “The players were enthusiastic and keen

to learn and apply new knowledge; you can’t ask for much more,” stated Larsen. On November 27th, Jumpstart held a

Scrimmage and Skills Wrap-up Sunday where players showcased their basketball skills and smarts for parents and other fans. The 40 basketballs

purchased through the program were donated to Shellbrook Elementary and W.P. Sandin to aid in the development of their basketball programs.

Some of the players ages 9 and up.

GRASS CUTTING TENDER The R.M. of Blaine Lake is requesting tenders for ditch grass cutting. When submitting tenders please include separate prices for the following: 1 top cut 1 top cut, 1 ditch to ditch 2 top cuts Note: the RM has approximately 400 miles of roads. Please submit tenders to: R.M. of Blaine Lake #434 Box 38 Blaine Lake SK S0J 0J0 by January 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Note: that the lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. For further information please call 306-497-2282. Tony Obrigewitch Administrator

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Prevention is key to avoiding flu during holiday season With the holiday visiting season upon us, the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region is reminding the public that the influenza vaccine is still available free of charge, and of the importance of regularly washing their hands and practicing good cough manners. “We are starting to see a more influenza circulating, with cases seen in children, adults and in long-term care facilities,” said Dr. Khami Chokani, the Region’s Medical Health Officer. “The influenza that is circulating is included in the 2011-2012 vaccine. We are encouraging the public to get this year’s influenza vaccine, and also reminding people of ways to help avoid spreading influenza, especially as more people are visiting during the holiday season.” People can help reduce the chances of catching influenza, or passing it on to others, by: • Practicing good cough manners by using disposable tissues when sneezing. • If a tissue isn’t immediately available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Do not use your hands. • Wash your hands

often and especially: o after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose; o after being in contact with someone who has influenza; o before preparing or eating meals; o after using the washroom; o after coming home from the office, school, mall or any public place. • Do not visit people who have influenza if you can avoid it, and stay at home if you are sick. • Clean bathroom and kitchen counters, and taps, more frequently. • Wash your hands before rubbing your eyes or touching your nose and mouth. • Do not share forks, spoons or knives. • If you are planning to visit friends or family in a health care facility, please remember: • Use the hand sanitizing stations when arriving or leaving health-care facilities. • If you are suffering symptoms of influenza, do not visit friends or family in health-care facilities. • If you are suffering symptoms of influenza, please contact your

family physician or medical clinic. Use Emergency Departments only if symptoms are severe. Influenza immunization is still available free of charge to any Saskatchewan resident who wants to receive it. It is especially encouraged for people at higher risk of influenza-related complications, and those in contact with individuals at high risk. Please call (306) 765-6500 for an appointment with Public Health Nursing to receive your flu shot or contact your Family Physician. Health advice and information are also available by calling HealthLine at 1-877-8000002.

STICKWORK -- Devin Dicus of the Shellbrook Silvertips dangles the puck before firing on the North West Rebels goaltender Brad Paquette during the Silvertips’ 21-0 win Friday night in Shellbrook.


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Opinions Brad Dupuis News Editor

The politics of language and hockey Many Montreal Canadiens fans got an early gift for Christmas this year while others simply want to make a return on the grounds that it is something they really didn’t want. After months of mediocre performance the Habs brass finally gave head coach Jacques Martin the boot. Folks in Canadiens jerseys across the the country rejoiced. And then the head office announced his interim replacement, Randy Cunneyworth. For some, this was a solid move for a team that was going in the wrong direction while for others it was a move that apparently offended an entire province. French media in Quebec are speaking out against the appointment because Cunneyworth does not speak French. First of all, the guy has been appointed the Interim head coach and may be out the door by spring 2012. He could be a very short term solution or his performance could make believers out of the Canadiens head office. Second, just how many players actually from Quebec who have French as a first language actually play for the bleu blanc et rouge? Three, one of which played most of his games this year on the farm team in Hamilton. So I can’t really understand the logic behind a team searching out French speaking head coach simply because the team is based in Quebec. Yes the team is steeped in tradition and was once heralded as the “Flying Frenchmen,” but those days are long gone. The last French Canadian star to play for the team left in a huff more than a decade ago after being left in net for too many bad goals. Since the team is based in a market where there is both English and French media, the coach is going to face situations where speaking both languages would be handy but I don’t see it as being necessary for his job. A coach needs to be able to communicate with his players, they are not hired for their ability to communicate with the media. If they are good with the media, it’s a bonus but it is not in any way shape or form going to help them win hockey games. It seems that every few years, politicians or bureaucrats from La Belle Province get wind of a story about non-French speaking personnel for the Canadiens and try to turn it into a political issue. Last it was their Finnish Captain, Saku Koivu who was attacked by members of the Quebec government for not making an effort to learn the language. A few things that they don’t seem to understand is that you work with what you have available. If you want to have a successful hockey team, company or organization you pick the best person for the job based on their attributes, period. Also, if you are a politician and you want to make yourself look foolish, attack a hockey team for hiring an English coach. If this was done to further a pro-French agenda, it was a pure fail. For Christmas this year I would like the Canadiens to turn their season around and make these media types and politicos eat their words.

The Paul Martin Commentary Lifting foreign ownership restrictions on Saskatchewan uranium development reopens an age-old debate in this province that pits protectionism against a freely functioning marketplace. Historically we have sided with the protectionist sentiment and nowhere was it more evident than in agriculture. We didn’t let anyone outside Saskatchewan, for example, own farmland for years. Then when it became evident that we had no choice because so many ex-pats were inheriting land, the tide turned against it. And immediately land values increased. It was sort of ironic. After all, our farm community relied on buyers outside the province to take their product…. we wanted them as customers but not as neighbors, it seemed. The idea that uranium mining should be restricted raises similar questions but, for the most part, is redundant. The biggest player Cameco is publicly traded so international buyers could buy up all the stock, make it a foreign owned company and hardly anyone would even know. The head office, however, is a bit different – it’s legislated to remain in Saskatchewan regardless of ownership. *** We often talk about how changes in the Canadian dollar impact the cost of travelling or exporters but it also contributes to significant changes in our wealth. When the Canadian dollar was high we were fairly aggressive in buying foreign stocks and bonds. After all, for us they were on sale because it took fewer Canuck bucks to buy stocks denominated in US or Japanese currency. And then when the Canadian dollar began its recent decline – it dropped roughly eight per cent compared to

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the US and nearly 12 per cent against the Yen – it made all those foreign stocks more valuable. Basically it was a windfall for us when the dollar went down. According to the federal government, in the third quarter alone, the value of Canadian holdings off-shore rose by nearly $90 billion. That found its way into pension funds, RRSPs and investment pools with foreign holdings. The only downside of this particular story is that when foreigners bought our debt instruments like bonds, our obligation went up because it means we will have to spend more Canadian dollars to repay those loans when they come due. *** The oil and gas business is proving to be a powerful economic force. Another of the major banks has updated its quarterly economic forecast for the provincial and national economies and puts the three oil producers at the top of the heap. Leading in the Royal Bank assessment is, once again, Saskatchewan but Alberta and Newfoundland made up some ground in claiming the second and third places. According to RBC, Saskatchewan will lead the pack both this year and next with growth 4.5 per cent this year and 4.2 per cent next. Then we will see the pace pick up a bit in 2013 with growth of 4.7 per cent, continuing its torrid pace at the front of the provinces. Any rate in the four per cent range is considered big stuff in these forecasts and pushing the five per cent threshold is quite rare. Basically this report is saying that we should skate through softening global demand for resources because of uncertainty in Europe and then the world economy will begin to grow by 2013, once again giving us a further lift.

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Viewpoint Gifts for deserving Sask. politicians What do you get the party that seems to have everything? Or, equally puzzling, where do you begin with the party that seems to have next to nothing in Saskatchewan right now? These are the puzzlers for my annual Christmas gift giving to provincial politicians -- the one time of the year when I come bearing nothing put goodwill. So without further ado, here are gifts to the deserving politicians of 2011. Finding anything that Premier Brad Wall actually needs is a problem. After all, he couldn’t physically fit another seat on the government side of the legislature without spilling over to the opposition benches. And with 64 per cent of the popular vote in the November election, he certainly doesn’t need any more adulation from the Saskatchewan electorate. So about the best we can offer Wall is our congratulation for presiding over a growing and prosperous province and our thanks for not over-promising at a time when Saskatchewan is still running a summary financial deficit. Across the way, let’s hope that interim

NDP and Opposition leader John Nilson receives the gift of wisdom in keeping the government in check. He deserves something for taking on what may be the toughest job in Saskatchewan politics as Opposition leader. In fact, let’s wish a Merry Christmas to all nine surviving NDP caucus members who will have a much tougher task holding the government to account. And while a lot of you may not feel terribly giving to former leader Dwain Lingenfelter, he likely deserves something for fighting a tough campaign that inspired a lot of debate. Finance Minister Ken Krawetz should find something under his tree for insuring that the books are pretty close to being on target -- notwithstanding a lot of extra expenditures for flooding. In that vein, let’s hear it for Wood River MLA and Corrections and Public Safety Minister

Yogi Huyghebaert for the steady hand he showed during the spring flooding. Some credit should go to Energy and Mines Minister Bill Boyd for sticking to policies that have now produced a bit of extra revenue in potash that’s made up for the loss in oil. Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud may not have pleased everyone with his hard-nosed stance on ending the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly. But a lot will agree he deserves something for his convictions and also for fighting hard for Crop Insurance improvements and special payments. The same goes for Highways Minister Jim Reiter for the extra money for our roads. Social Services Minister June Draude came through with help for the disabled -- a good cause if there ever was one. And while education funding formulas remain

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somewhat unresolved, let’s hear it for Education Minister Donna Harpauer for seeing the province through tough teachers’ negotiations and a short-lived strike this spring that was resolved without affecting the school year. Let’s not forget about Health Minister Don McMorris, who has overseen a decrease in the surgical wait list times and a health budget that seems to be on track for the first time in recent memory. With tough negotiations with the health unions ahead, he may need some Christmas cheer. Problems at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations kept First Nations and Metis Relations Minister Ken Cheveldayoff busy in 2011. Here’s hoping he receives something for a tough job. And let’s hope that new Speaker Dan D’Autremont gets something that will help him get through what may be a tough year in the assembly. Also, all the best to out-going Speaker Don Toth _ a gentlemen in politics if there ever was one. Merry Christmas to all.

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CWB puts Canadian Govt on equal footing with dictatorships Editor: For those who are following the sinking of the Canadian Wheat Board or are following the antics of the new Conservative Party in general, I’m wondering if anyone is starting to get concerned. This party has invoked closure on debate so many times that MPs regular duties have been degraded to little more than being well paid seat warmers in the house? Now they threaten unprecedented closure in the Senate as well. There is a nagging question here. What is their hurry to pass unpopular, destructive measures that destroy the rights and institutions Canadians have worked for since 1867? There has been a fed-

eral court ruling, stating clearly that the frantic method being used to dismantle the Board is illegal. No room for debate, it has been ruled illegal. Now I don’t know about you, but the last time I challenged the jurisdiction of the court I was unceremoniously thrown out of the building by two burly police officers and court was held in my absence with a hefty penalty imposed. I might have been a little grudging with the procedure but my respect for Democracy, the Rule of Law and my ancestors, voluntarily spilling their blood to protect those institutions dictated that I adhere to the ruling of the court, accept my responsibility in the matter and pay the penalty. Democratic

procedure, the courts and being held to personal accountability seems to be viewed as nothing more than irritation by our Minister of Agriculture which will extend to his party if they carry out his threat and pass this piece of legislation despite it being forewarned that the procedure is illegal. Once Democratic procedure and the Rule of Law is ignored by a government at and for that governments convenience then we are stepping beyond the realm of Democracy and collapsing into the realm of dictatorship. Elected officials initially responsible to the people and Country under the rule of law which we have been declared in both our Con-

stitution Act and our Bill of Rights, now become dictators. This action, if carried out, throws out the basis of our freedom and puts our government on equal footing with Syria or any other dictatorship (past and present) that ignores Rights and Freedoms. If the rule of law and political procedure no longer protects Democracy then what does? Could it be only the benevolence of powerful fundamentalists like Gerry Ritz? Crime going unpunished does not lead to fewer criminal acts it only encourages the criminal to continue in that chosen profession. Greg Chatterson Fort Qu’Appelle

Dear Editor: Merry Christmas The government and the public are concerned about a Canadian workable pension plan. I have an idea that I would like the people to ponder over. A universal plan - idea, simple - implementation and I recall the gun control

issue. Every person with any kind of income from a welfare recipient to a corporate CEO, politician or? pays into a pension plan. Lets pick a number of 5% or 6%. it would not matter how many times you changed jobs - its 5%. At a certain age, lets say 65,

your contribution would determine your pension should you wish to continue to work you go on pay 5% and no double dipping. This would release jobs for the young people and take away the unwarranted idea of double dipping. As well there should be no control over pension

investment by the business world. Also the banks and other investment brokers would be interested in paying a better rate for the use of the money in the fund. E. O. Oystreck, Yorkton.

Pension plan makeover overdue

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Merry Christmas & A Prosperous & Happy New Year

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Agriculture CWB debacle could have been avoided There are times an agricultural issue becomes bigger than simply how it may impact farmers. That is the situation surrounding the Stephen Harper government’s handling of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Whether a proponent of the single-desk seller of Prairie wheat, durum and export barley, or whether you fought for a change to the system, you should be outraged and frankly scared by the Conservative government process. A government has the right to change legislation, and the Conservatives had set their sights on giving

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Prairie farmers marketing options, and that required changing the CWB. In their first term as a minority government the Conservatives avoided undertaking the changes knowing full well it would face a heated opposition in Parliament. With its current major-

ity the CWB moved up the hit list. But, there are rules and laws involved with how government must make legislative changes, and as it stands right now the Conservatives appear to have broken those laws, and that is something which should worry farm-

ers on both sides of the CWB, and everyone else outside of the farm sector. It is a disturbing situation when a government, within a democracy, and holding a majority they would ultimately use to make changes they wanted, chooses to run roughshod over the system, and seeming to run counter to our laws in the process. At least that appears the view of one Federal Court Judge. Recently the Federal Court of Canada judge ruled in favour of CWB directors and, Friends of the CWB (an advocacy group for the CWB).

Inside story of great Canadian farmer Meet Zach Olthuis, a Canadian wheat farmer from northern Alberta whose family has been farming wheat for a century since his great grandfather Jacob came to Canada from Holland in 1911. Like Zach, many of our Canadian wheat farmers come from families that have been farming wheat for close to, if not more than a century. With gen-

erations of expertise, hard work and genuine passion for farming, our wheat farmers produce the very best of the best. “For me, it was such a dream to farm when I got older,” says Zach. “I love being out on the fields, watching the crops grow, being able to provide this to Canadians through products like Country Harvest, and most of all, doing

all this with my family.” Zach currently farms more than two thousand acres of land with his father and brother on his family farm Old House Farms. Although they each have their own homes, fields and yards, the three of them work together as a team and meet often to discuss the state of the crops. On his farming philosophy, Zach states “dedica-

Ergot showing up in wheat By Dave Cubbon, P Ag Cavalier Agrow Ltd. Ergot is a problem that has been showing up in wheat crops in the area in the last few years. At a minimum, it is a marketing problem. In the worst case scenario it becomes a down-grading factor in the wheat and will significantly reduce the dollars per acre that a producer can generate. There are some things that can be done to reduce the level of ergot, but the weather of the specific growing season is the biggest cause of ergot each year. Ergot is caused by a fungus that is released from ergot bodies or sclerotia that are in the soil. They have been dropped to the dirt from infected plants or grasses in the field previous year. The spores that can infect a wheat head with ergot must be present when the plant is flowering. Timing of the release of the spores is critical for disease formation in the seed head of this year’s wheat crop. In the last couple of years, the wet and cool spring conditions have allowed for disease development.

Wheat variety selection is one way to reduce ergot. Selecting the right variety can help. Ergot bodies do not always release spores at the same time as flowering wheat heads are present. Certain environmental conditions must be present in the top inch of the soil for the sclerotia to germinate and release spores. The soil must be wet and the temperature must be warm enough in the soil to allow the spores to germinate. If these conditions are right, the flowers on the wheat plants will be open to allow the spores to infect the developing seeds. Certain varieties flower at specific times or flower for longer periods of time. These varieties are more susceptible to ergot infection. The variety can be a factor in the development of ergot is that some varieties flower longer. Copper can help reduce ergot. If the copper levels in the soil are adequate, the flowering period for the wheat plant is shortened. This means that the time exposed to the potential spores released from ger-

minating ergot sclerotia bodies is reduced. This will reduce the levels of exposure of the wheat plants to the diesese. Copper levels of 1 ppm will reduce the potential ergot infection significantly. Most of our soils in the area are at 0.5 ppm or less, so copper is an issue in the Meadow Lake area. Mowing headlands to reduce the production of ergot from adjacent grasses and using ergot free seed are two other ways to reduce the potential for this disease. Two year old seed with ergot bodies in it is less risk to the new wheat crop because the ergot bodies are not viable after the first year. Cultural practices should be looked at as tools to reduce ergot infections. There is no solution that works all the time that will eliminate the ergot. There are some things like picking the right variety and using copper if your soils require it that will reduce the risk. Use the ones the work for you.

tion and hard work” as the key to his family’s centurylong success. “This is our hobby and what we love and do best. Things change very fast, but we make sure we stay on top of things to provide Canadians with top quality wheat.” Like the Old House Farms, Weston Bakeries shares the same strong values and traditions that have been instilled through its long history of more than 125 years. Weston Bakeries is also committed to supporting Canadian wheat farmers like Zach by using 100% Canadian wheat in its Country Harvest, Wonder, Gadoua and D’Italiano breads.

Judge Douglas Campbell ruled Dec. 6 that agriculture minister Gerry Ritz broke the rule of law by introducing legislation to end the CWB because the government had not first consulted with the board’s directors, nor had the government held a producer plebiscite. Both the consultation and plebiscite process were steps laid out as requirements with the CWB Act. The court decision didn’t stop the Conservatives, who vow to appeal of course, and rather than waiting on the appeal process pushed through passage of Bill C-18, which has received royal assent, which would normally make it binding. The Canadian Wheat Board’s former farmerelected board members are back in court asking for an injunction stopping implementation of Bill C-18 (Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act). The legality of the pro-

cess will end up before the Supreme Court and could quite easily put the federal government on the opposite of a ruling by the highest court in the land, and throwing marketing of Prairie grain into complete turmoil. And thanks to the Conservative government’s arrogance that such a sweeping change can be made quickly, the timeline to straighten the mess out is now only seven months, before the new 2012-13 crop year begins. Farmers are even facing challenges in planning their plantings next spring, not sure who will be able to market wheat, durum and export barley if grown. It is a mess that a wise government would have avoided, and a situation that makes one worry if Harper and his party have the respect a democracy deserves from its elected representatives.

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Brown Christmas challenging for Saskatchewan livestock Minimal snow cover this fall has made it difficult for livestock in many areas of Saskatchewan to

meet their water needs. Some producers rely on snow as a water source for their livestock. However,


this requires abundant clean snow that is not packed or crusted. This fall, many pastures have

little to no snow cover. With the freezing temperatures, dugouts will be frozen over unless special

measures are taken. The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

(Saskatchewan SPCA) urges producers to monitor their livestock to ensure they are getting adequate water throughout the coming months. “We’re already seeing livestock throughout the province that are in distress, suffering from a lack of water,” says Kaley Pugh, Manager of Animal Protection Services at the Saskatchewan SPCA. “Snow is not an adequate substitute for fresh water for livestock,” says Pugh. Heated water bowls are convenient and ensure a consistent water supply for the animals. If a dugout is used instead, producers need to cut holes in the ice on a regular basis to ensure the animals can reach the water. About Saskatchewan SPCA The Saskatchewan SPCA is a registered charitable organization dedicated to animal welfare. Established in 1928, the Saskatchewan SPCA is governed by a volunteer board of directors, with the head office located in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan SPCA is responsible for the investigation and resolution of complaints concerning the possible abuse or neglect of animals in small towns and rural locations. We work with producers and pet owners to ensure the humane treatment of animals at all stages of their lives. In extreme cases, charges may be laid under The Animal Protection Act.

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Shellbrook Seniors Association news President Myrna Burgess opened the meeting with the singing of O Canada and The More We Get Together. There were 20 members present. Adeline Fossey read the minutes, which were adopted as read. Joyce Brunton gave the treasurer’s report. Joyce moved the adoption of her report, seconded by Marie Laberge. Carried Moved by Margaret Smylie seconded by Ulwina Hinz that the bills be paid. Carried Reports Hall - Adeline Fossey There are 4 bookings for the hall for December so far. We realized $100.00 from the sale of coffee and cookies at the CD launching of Saskia and Darrel It was decided that a new higher TV stand be purchased I would appreciate it if members could hand in the sheet of their choices of music for the CD. Sunshine – Ulwina

Hinz Reported 1 card sent. Conveners - Bea Lande requested that for the Tea and Bake sale, deserts be here by 10 a.m. and soup by 10:30. The Christmas party Friday Dec.16 the Program will start at 3:30 p.m. supper at 5 . In lieu of gifts we ask that donations of non perishable food for the food bank be donated. Kaiser – Isabella Henry reported that the proceeds from the Kaiser Tournament of $232.50 were donated to the Healthcare Services Project. New Business Moved by Joyce Brunton seconded by Liz Renz that we buy new paper towel holders. Carried. Moved by Marlene Rudolph seconded by Marlene Mason that Monday afternoons be open to games of choice and that this be advertised by posters etc. Carried. Announcements Next meeting December 14 Marlene Mason adjourned the meeting.

Games of choice followed. November Birthdays –

Alice Sandvold and Marlene Chalifour

Birthday cake provided by Dorothy Miller, sand-

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wiches by Velma Ell and Bea Lande.

PRESENTATION TO 4H -The Reeve and Councillors for the R.M. of Canwood No. 494 who include (from Left to Right) Robert (Roy) Crawford, Colin Hughes, Arnold Berscheid, and Ralph Korody present to the Canwood Multiple 4-H Club members Cheyenne Thall and Keanna Svendsen-Striga a cheque for $500.


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Debt: the unwanted gift The gemstone earrings are beautiful. And who wouldn’t want the latest tablet PC? It’s always great to give gifts. But paying for them come January? Well, that can be another – and very stressful -- matter entirely. Canadians are racking up more credit debt than ever before* so it’s easy to understand that you can get in over your head, especially at this time of year, and derail your long-term financial wellbeing. Instead, why not give yourself the gift that keeps on giving – financial stability – by using these strategies to control debt and make better use of your money. Wrap up your cards A high credit card limit or line of credit can lure you into buying more than you can afford. If you spend more than you can pay off each month, you’ll pay interest on the balance, often at very high rates of 20 per

cent or more. So those earrings or that tablet PC will end up costing you a lot more and you’ll likely be paying for them for a long time. Keep your credit cards in your pocket unless you intend to pay off the balance each month. If that’s the case, try to use a credit card that offers reward points. Get into the spirit of the season – but not too much Those earrings are super expensive but you really want to buy them. Resist! Don’t feel compelled to buy expensive gifts. Remember, it really is the thought that counts. A better alternative: Each month, put a small amount into a savings account dedicated to Christmas presents and buy those earrings for cash next year. And speaking of cash Purchase gifts out of your cash flow. If your cash flow is tight, look for costeffective ways of restruc-

turing your debt to free up more dollars on a regular basis. And speaking of more dollars Think beyond the season, look to your future – and establish a realistic strategy for saving toward your important life goals. Here’s a start: • Reduce ‘bad debt’ (such as credit cards) and consider debt consolidation and/or a monthly debt reduction plan. • Launch an emergency reserve perhaps in a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). • Protect your income and family with life, critical illness, and disability insurance. • Fund your children’s education with Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). • Add funds to your retirement by investing in a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). Pay off some of your debt or

add to your savings with the tax refunds that result. Debt control and financial health are worthy goals. Your professional advisor can give you the gift of good advice to help you reach them – in every season. *A Driving Force No More: Have Canadian Consumers Reached Their Limits? – report by CGACanada at This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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Recent legislative attempts to curb drunk driving may as well be prohibition by stealth. Consider the new laws in British Columbia, currently the toughest in the country. Anyone blowing in the “warning range” between 0.05 (0.05!) and 0.08 faces a three-day driving ban and a $200 fine. A second offence carries a seven-day ban and a $300 fine. For a third offence, it’s a 30-day ban and $400 fine. Any driver refusing a breathalyzer or blowing over 0.08 faces an immediate 90-day licence suspension and a $500 administrative penalty. Add to that a potential $700 towing fee, $250 to get your driver’s licence back, $1,420 for an ignition interlock device and $880 for a responsible driver program, and the total hit to an offending BC driver can reach $3,750. Under the Canadian Criminal Code, you’ll also lose your license for one year, be fined at least $1,000, and get a lifetime criminal record—unless, of course, you eventually qualify for one of those elusive pardons. The federal government, meanwhile, has been seriously floating the idea of random roadside breathalyzer tests. Justice minister Rob Nicholson argues these have reduced fatal crashes in other countries such as Australia and New Zealand by as much as 35 per cent. Thing is, Canadian police already have the ability to stop drivers without cause to check for any traffic issue, including driver or vehicle fitness. To administer a roadside breath test, an officer has only to suspect that you have some alcohol in your body. “We already have laws that allow adequate ability to screen drivers,” says Saskatoon criminal lawyer, Mark Brayford. “The feds are proposing to change the law so even sober people with no alcohol on their breath should be made to blow.” This amounts, Brayford says, to a “complete waste of resources” and an “inappropriate infringement of civil liberties”—particularly because, statistically, you have to pull over 2,000 or so vehicles before you find one impaired driver. “If we waste our resources testing all these sober drivers, we may end up prosecuting fewer impaired drivers. How illogical is that?” Most provinces have indicated they’re behind both the proposed new federal law and the stiff new penalties

in BC. That could, however, be changing. BC Solicitor General Rich Coleman recently admitted his government’s tough new drunk driving laws have had some “unintended consequences” and are under review: “People should understand they can have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner and leave and be okay,” he said. This follows reports that business in licensed establishments across BC is down by as much as 40 per cent, amid widespread uncertainty o over how much alcohol is too m much. For a woman of my weight, f example, the legal limit of for 0 0.08 is apparently reached after a around two glasses of wine—alt though it depends on the size of t glass, the alcohol potency, the w whether I’ve eaten food, the a amount of time I was drinking a even, apparently, how much and estrogen is in my body. When I used the Canadian Automobile Association’s on-line blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator to get my reading for two glasses of wine over two hours, the result was .02-.03—the same reading I got for three glasses of wine over two hours. So how useful is that calculation? There’s no question the book ought to be thrown at drivers who get hammered and get behind the wheel. But slamming people in the “warning range” and instituting random breathalyzers on the off chance you catch somebody starts to resemble a police state. Of the millions of people who drink socially and responsibly, I suspect next to no one in the 0.05 to 0.08 range drives any worse than someone who’s tired, balancing a coffee or talking on a hands-free phone. The new BC drunk-drinking law—honouring Alexa Middelaer, the four-year-old girl killed near her Ladner, BC, home by a drunk driver in 2008—is laudable, but not when applied to temperate tipplers. After all, they’re the ones, not the abstemious water orderers, who mostly drive the restaurant industry. Moderation in everything, said Aristotle. In this case, that includes not only drinking, but also drinking laws. In the interests of doing what appears to be the right thing, governments have to be careful they don’t get irrational, infringe civil liberties and damage an important sector of the economy.

Bronwyn Eyre

December 23, 2011

Shellbrook Town Council highlights Shellbrook Town Council agreed to provide a loan to the Shellbrook Theatre Committee at their regular meeting December 12. The committee requested funds up to $10,000 to complete repairs to the electrical system in the theatre. The Town agreed to the loan with a repayment period of three years with an interest rate to be determined at a later date. *** Council passed a resolution to participate in tradeshows with Northern Lakes Economic Development, a Spiritwood based group which is also encompasses Leoville and Chitek Lake, for the purpose of promoting the town. The Town is to provide promotional materials for these tradeshows.

Happy 60th Anniversary Mom & Dad

December 27, 2011 With all of our love, your family.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year The Host Players would like to extend a huge

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L & P Bargain Shoppe, Canwood; Woodland Pharmacy, Shellbrook; Shellbrook Chronicle; Shellbrook Co-op; Beau “Lac” Funeral, Shellbrook; South Hill Mall, Prince Albert; Advantage Realty, Prince Albert And to all the Volunteers who helped behind the scene and to everyone who came out to support and enjoy our “Odd Couple” performance. WILD ROSE STUDENTS DONATE - This Christmas season the Wild Rose School SLC decided to challenge Shellbrook Elementary School to a friendly competition to see who could bring in the most food for the Shellbrook Food Bank. Wild Rose students and staff spent three weeks collecting, weighing and tracking the food that was donated by the community. In the end, Wild Rose School collected just under six hundred pounds of food! Shellbrook won the competition with over seven hundred pounds of food, but the real winners are the families that will benefit from all of the generous food donations.

New chair and vice-chair named The board of the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division elected a new Board Chair and Vice Chair at a recent organizational meeting. Barry Hollick is the new Board Chair and Jaimie Smith-Windsor is

the Vice-Chair for the 2011-2012 year. Both expressed appreciation for the confidence the Board placed in them and committed themselves to working in the best interests of the students.


December 27, 1951 Lawrence & Vivian Willick The marriage took place at St. Joseph’s R.C. Parish in Marcelin, SK Lawrence and Vivian are blessed with eight children, Robert (Barbara), Loraine (Dwayne), Marlene (Larry), Patricia (Mervyn), Janet, Jackie (Michael), Darryl (Wely), Myrna (LeRoss), 17 granchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren

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In the Old Testament there is a wonderful example of courage. The story is found in 2 Samuel 23:1317 . “Then three of the thirty chief men ...came to David at the cave of Adullum...and David said with a longing, oh, that someone would give me a drink from the water which is from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate (2 Sam. 23:1317).” Some how some of David’s mighty men over heard of his longing for water from Bethlehem. Someone said “ These three mighty men gathered their swords and spears and went out. Undoubtedly as they approached the Philistine front line, they saw hundreds of enemy soldiers. ... Two of them probably fought while one scooped up the water. Once they retrieved it, they started back through the enemy line toward the cave of Adullum. I imagine them hissing to each other, “Don’t spill that water, whatever you do! It’s precious stuff.” When

they got back to the cave, they presented the water to David and proudly proclaimed, “We have the

very water from the well of Bethlehem.” But David would not drink of the water. He said, “Far be it from me, oh Lord, that I should do this! Is this not the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives (v. 17)?” One preacher noted “ He recognized that the water could have cost his men everything. He might have looked them square in the eye and said, “Your children could have been orphans. Your wives could have been widowed. You could have lost everything to get me this water. It’s too holy for a man to drink because it represents your entire life.” So David took the water and went before the Lord. The water was one of the most holy gifts that had ever been given to

him, and he poured it out to the Lord and worshiped God with words that probably expressed this idea: “Father, only You are worthy of this water.” In it interesting some suggest that at the height of David’s military force he might have had some 1.3 million soldiers. Yet from that number, it has been noted God highlighted this exceptional example valor and commitment to David. During the second World War Prime Minister Winston Churchill said “ never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” On November 11 we recognized the courage, the sacrifice, the valor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice , and we echo what was said so many years ago ‘ never was so much owed by so many to so few .’ Because of Him, Dave Bodvarson, Pastor Shellbrook Pentecostal Assembly

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Thank you to all staff, co-workers, associates, friends, patients and family for a phenomenal celebration honoring us on our recent retirement. We were humbled and overwhelmed by the tributes, accolades, entertainment, gifts, fun, laughter and tears. To our family, thank you for your ongoing support and for moving our office to our home! To everyone on the front lines and those behind the scenes we offer a most profound thank you for that special evening. To our patients, thank you for letting us share your lives. To the community we have memories we’ll treasure for ever. - Vi & Jack Spencer

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Leask students giving back to the community Faculty of Leask Community School found a way to help better integrate students into the school while giving back to the community. This fall the TIPI (Teens Investing in People Initiative) program was formed of students from grades 7 to 9. To kick off the program, students went out into the community in search of non-perishable food items and money for Christmas hampers to be given to people in need. In exchange for the items students would perform minor household chores. The aim, according to Grade 7 teacher, Jacqy Bonin, is to bring the students and the community together. Bonin said that many of the students attending Leask Community School come from Mistawasis First Nation, the Muskeg Lake First Nation, Marcelin or rural areas in between. Therefore many of the students may not have any real ties to the community. “Most of it was to give students a feeling of ownership in the community. Yeah, you don’t live in this

community but you do go to this school and you are interconnected with all the things that happen here,” said Bonin. With this increased exposure to the community, facilitators hope that students and community members will get to know one another and break down barriers between the youth and elderly. The program started with Grade 7 students because that is the grade where students who previously attended school on reserve switch over to the public school system. Tyson Manitoken, of the Muskeg Lake First Nation, said it felt good to get out and help people in the community through their activities. “It felt like it was a big help for all of the elders that have health problems,” said Manitoken. For the food drive, all of the students in the program took to the streets canvassing the village for non-perishable food items which were used to stock six baskets for those in need in the community. At one point, Bonin said that one of the teachers had lost track of a pair

Front Row: Trevor Donohue, Joshua Greyeyes-Pechawis, Jackie Johnstone, Josie Head, Kayla Arcand, Brianna Scarrow, Catherine Greyeyes 2nd row: Miss L. Burym, Awinimi Johnstone, Chealsy Ledoux, Evan Jupe, Samarra Primeau, Keisha Duquette, Shaylyn Head, Chaywin Ironstand, Mrs J. Bonin. 3rd row: Cal Christian Tayanna Cooper, Alyssa Johnstone, Whitney Dreaver, Aleshya Clark, Taylor Daniels, Joseph Bird Back Row: Tyson Gardipy, Austin Grimard, Teagan Arcand, Morning Sky Dreaver Missing from Photo: Mrs L. Kuchler, Mr K. Dueck, Chase Daniels, Alisha Ledoux, Blaine Bird, Gary Arcand, Bryton Arcand, Dante Arcand, Kimball Morissette, Shane Thomas, Deena Watson, Jayden Pechawis, Kenneth Daniels, Devin Arcand

of students and jumped to the conclusion that they had taken off. They were found sweeping off the deck of a village resident. In the spring, Bonin hopes that the initiative

will include the communities of Muskeg Lake and Mistawasis. The students currently perform the community service during regular school hours but Bonin

hopes to eventually ramp up the efforts so that students could be working in the community on early dismissal days as well. This week, the six Christmas hampers com-


piled by the student will be delivered to residents of the Village of Leask with further work expected to take place at Mistawasis and Muskeg Lake in the New Year.

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COATES – Kathleen “Iris” of Canwood, SK passed away on December 10, 2011 at the age of 99 years. Iris was born in Regina, SK on February 6, 1912. She started school in Regina in 1919 at the age of seven. In 1923 her family moved to a homestead in Mattes. Winslow Lake School opened in 1926 and she attended until she wrote her Grade Eight exams in Canwood in 1929. In 1936 she married George Coates of Dundurn. They lived in the Silent Call District and had two sons, Donald (born in 1939 deceased) and Stanley (born in 1945). The farm was sold in 1975 and George and Iris moved to Canwood. While on the farm and in town, Iris always maintained a large garden. She enjoyed and excelled at knitting, crocheting, and quilting. She was an avid reader and was well known at the town’s library. Iris was an active member of her community and volunteered as the president of the Canwood Senior Citizens Organization for 25 years. She was also involved in running the mini golf and museum, chairing meetings and organizing social functions. She was very well known for her active lifestyle as she walked into town daily for mail and social visits. Iris was a thoughtful, warm, kind and generous woman, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be very sadly missed by her family and friends. Iris will forever be remembered and cherished by: her son: Stanley (Sharon) Coates of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren: Corinne (Muhamid) Jamaldin of Calgary, AB and great grandchildren, Ara and Noah Jamaldin; Shelley Lukany of Edmonton, AB and great grandchild, Sharon Doucette;

Jennifer (Jay) Shunock of Edmonton, SK and great grandchild, Alyssa Shunock; sisters: Elsie Cathers of Ladysmith, BC and Doris Redekopp of Rosthern, SK; brother-in-law: Allan (Isabell) Coates of Vancouver, BC; sister-inlaw: Inez Smith of St. Peters, Nova Scotia; as well and numerous nieces and nephews. Iris was predeceased by: her husband: George Coates in 1991; son: Donald Coates in 1946; parents: Job and Kate Mayoh; brothers: Eric, James and Ralph. The Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Community Hall, Canwood, SK officiated by Father Harnish. Interment followed in Silent Call Cemetery. The organist was Grace Buhler, eulogist was Corinne Jamaldin and the Urn Bearer was Muhamid Jamaldin. Donations in memory of Iris may be made to the MS Society or Silent Call Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Hawryluk Funeral Home, Canwood, SK.

LARSEN - Henrietta Emma Larsen Nov 18, 1913 – Dec 16, 2011 Ettie was born to James and Clara Prewett in the Sugar Hill district in the Canwood, SK area. She married Martin Larsen, May 2, 1931 and lived on the homestead farm until 1956, when they moved to Saskatoon. Ettie enjoyed her farm life and her city life, where she worked at the University Hospital. She moved to Pioneers Haven in Kerrobert in April 2010 to be near her daughter, Marie. Her memory will be cherished by her daughters, Lavina Carr, Edmonton, AB and Marie Heidt,

Kerrobert, SK; her sons, Leroy (Violet) Larsen, Shellbrook, SK and Arvid (Gloria) Larsen, Innisfail, AB; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews in Canada and Norway. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin Larsen; her daughter, Norma Larsen; sister Ruby Obermeier Rieder; daughter-in-law, Betty Larsen; son-in-law, Harvey Heidt; and grandson, Roger Carr. Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon). Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kinsmen Elmwood Residence Inc., 2012 Arlington Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7J 2H5. To send online condolences to the family, visit www. Arrangements entrusted to Derryl Hildebrandt, Park Funeral Chapel.

FINLAYSON - Peter Lawrence In loving memory of Pete Finlayson who passed away Dec 17, 2011 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre, after a long battle against cancer. His family was at his side. Pete was born on April 22, 1937 to Harry and Margaret Finlayson. Pete is survived by his sons, Peter (Kim) Finlayson and Mike Finlayson, step-daughters Carmella and Nicole Miller and their mother Sandra, his grandchildren Megan Perreault (Chris Wood), Brett Finlayson (Amy) and Crystal Bull (Shane), step-grandaughter Michela Miller, his great grandchildren Morgan and Myla Perreault and Ashton and Ayden Bull. He is also survived by his brother Billy (Betty) Finlayson and sister Shirley (Cyril) Lobreau and their families, as well as extended family. Pete was predeceased

by his parents and his sisters Dorothy and Betty (and their families) in 1965. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Nellie and second wife Dorothy. In his younger years, Pete loved to hunt and fish. He always loved hockey, whether playing or watching. Family was very important to him, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren meant the world to him. Pete was a hard worker, and drove truck for over 50 years. He worked on the tugboats hauling wood for Dryden Paper, drove for others and had his own truck for years. He ended his career hauling wood chips in Saskatchewan. He was passionate about his trucks. - both big and small, and was always tinkering in the garage. Pete was known for his sense of humour and was always ready to tell a joke. He was generous and willingly helped friends, neighbours and strangers. As he wished, Pete has been cremated. A private interment will be held at a later date. Pete’s family invites you to celebrate his life at a memorial visitation Wednesday, December 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home. If friends desire donations may be made to Tamarack House or Dryden Palliative Care through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be emailed to subject: Finlayson

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LUTHERAN CHURCH Zion - Canwood Christmas Day worship with Holy Communion 10 a.m. St. John’s - Shellbrook Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion, Saturday, December 24 7:30 p.m. Pastor Doug Schmirler Parkside, Immanuel 11 a.m. - Worship & Sunday School Pastor Chris Dean -----------------------PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Parkside 10:00 a.m. Time of prayer 10:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Pastor David Baldock Shellbrook Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun., 11:00 a.m. - Worship Pastor David Bodvarson 747-7235 Canwood 11 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. - 12 469-2258 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., 9:30 a.m. - Mass. Fr. Sebastian Kunnath Big River - Sacred Heart Sun., 11:30 a.m. - Mass Whitefish Sun., 2:30 p.m. - Mass. Victoire Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass. Fr. Bernabe Millan Sajonas Eucharist Celebrations Muskeg Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass Mistawasis Sunday, 3 p.m. St. Agatha’s Shellbrook Sunday, 9 a.m.

Fr. Tru Le St. Henry’s - Leask Sunday 11 a.m. St. Joseph’s - Marcelin Saturday, 7 p.m. Fr. Tru Le -----------------------PRESBYTERIAN Mistawasis 2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 3 p.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 Stanislav Kondrat 306-764-6853 -----------------------SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Currently meeting in homes on Sunday morn. and Wednesday evenings. Parkside 747-2309, Leask 466-4498 Marcelin 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 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

-----------------------ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH Big River Sun., 10:30 a.m. - Worship

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Are Packers destined for pigskin perfection? Is this the year the Miami champagne corks stay unpopped? If Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have anything to say about it, the answer is yes. Every year for the past 38 years, you see, surviving members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins — the last National Football League team to go undefeated en route to the Super Bowl title — have a champagne celebration as soon as the last undefeated team in the NFL finally loses. This could be the year the champagne stays in the bottle. Rodgers and the Packers won their first 13, and two of their final three games were at home. The only road game was at woeful Kansas City. Will playoff pressure get to Green Bay and spoil the perfect season? Hardly. The Packers are the defending Super Bowl champs, so they had their playoff butterflies flying in formation last year. This year should be even easier. Rodgers, who patiently waited on the bench for three years for Brett Favre to finally retire, is having an all-world season. His passer rating is 125.3 (Peyton Manning, in 2004,

holds the record at 121.1), he is completing about 70 per cent of his passes and through 13 weeks had thrown 39 touchdowns and only six interceptions — a championship calibre ratio. “You see a quarterback that can make every throw on the field,” Oakland cornerback Stanford Routt said. “He has great receivers, great schemes, great defence — he’s got basically everything you need to be successful.” The Packers are scoring a league-high 36 points per game, with Rodgers piling up an average in excess of 300 passing yards a game. He is far and away the NFL’s most valuable player, but those stats might wane down the stretch as coach Mike McCarthy considers resting some starters in preparation for playoff battle. (Indianapolis Colts did that a couple of years ago, almost going out of their way to lose a game to ease the pressure of a perfect season before losing their mojo in the playoffs and falling short of a Super Bowl win. Coach McCarthy might be advised to keep the pedal to the metal all the way.)

Meanwhile, in Miami, the champagne is on ice. And likely to stay unpopped. Can’t see anyone beating the Pack (*)

Bruce Penton

this year. (*) If Aaron Rodgers goes down with a seasonending injury, all bets are off. • Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) WorldHerald, after Arnold Palmer hit his 20th career hole-in-one at age 82: “Afterward in the clubhouse he bought everyone a round of Metamucil.” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “Former athletes are suing the NCAA for concussions they suffered while playing college sports. Of course, it’s hard to tell if their brain damage comes from concussions or frat house beer bongs.” • Greg Cote, Miami Herald: “Urban Meyer

Three tips to make holiday road trips merry and bright! When people tell their most cherished family stories, they usually involve the holidays. But the journey to reconnect with friends and family can be expensive, especially at the height of the holiday season. To increase your gift giving budget here are a few tips to follow for improved mileage and savings at the pump: 1. Perform smart vehicle maintenance before you drive. Keep your engine well-tuned and repair any problems immediately. A poorly maintained vehicle can consume up to 15% more fuel than a wellmaintained vehicle and increases emissions by even more*. Following the service recommendations for your vehicle, such as changing the air filter, spark plugs, engine oil and other fluids, ensures optimum performance. In addition, operating a vehicle with just one tire under-inflated by 8 psi (56 kPa) can reduce the life of the tire by 15,000 kilome-

ters and increase the vehicle’s fuel consumption by up to 4%*. 2. Practice smart behaviors and actions while you’re behind the wheel. Plan your holiday shopping trips and routes wisely. Combine several short trips into one longer trip. In the winter an engine can burn up to 50%* more fuel for a short trip than for the same trip in the summer. To help stretch your fuel further, drive smoothly. By avoiding speeding, heavy acceleration or breaking you can lower your consumption by up to 20%*. Although your hands may be cold, resist the temptation to start your car and sit idle while warming up – this only wastes fuel and increases emissions. Once a vehicle is running, the best way to warm it up is just to drive it. With computer-controlled, fuelinjected engines, 30 seconds* of idling is all that’s needed on winter days before driving away. 3. Purchase smart products and services at the

right price without sacrificing quality. A clean engine typically runs more efficiently – like the vehicle manufacturer originally designed. “A lower-quality gasoline leaves behind carbon deposits, called engine gunk, which can negatively affect engine performance,” confirms Ken Mitchell, an engineer for Shell Canada. “Protecting your engine from gunk is as simple as using a high-quality gasoline, like all three grades of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines, which help clean your engine as you drive.” As you plan your way to savings at the pump this holiday season, these tips can help to ensure that you can afford to take all of these trips and have an arm full of gifts to give upon your arrival. * Natural Resources Canada Office of Energy Efficiency Auto$mart Thinking program: http:// autosmart-maintenance. cfm#g

resigns as Gators football coach because of health concerns (he says) and to spend more time with his family (he says). One year later he is the new Ohio State coach. V o i l a ! Guess OSU offered some magic Buckeye Juice to make him all better. Also guess he spent so much consolidated quality time with his family that he grew tired of them and needed a break.” • RJ Currie of “Kristin Cavallari got engaged a second time to Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler just five months after they broke up. Call me a cynic, but I think two rings don’t make a right.” • Currie again: “Hulk Hogan’s ex got 70 per cent in the divorce settlement. Years in a wrestling ring, and his worst beating comes from a wedding ring.” • Ray Ratto, CBSSports. com: “Congratulations to Arte Moreno and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They spent $250 million to enrich Albert Pujols, fix first base and kick the Dodgers in the groin while they are laying face-down in a puddle.”

• Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, on the Pujols signing: “Moreno’s (previous) biggest splash in his eight seasons as owner was the announcement that he was lowering beer prices.” • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “It is announced that Dolphins Stadium on Feb. 29 will host a Colombia vs. Mexico international soccer match. I suppose that would be the match voted most likely to be interrupted by warring drug cartels.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Basketball great Larry Bird turned 55 on Wednesday. How quickly time passes: NCAA ... NBA ... AARP ...” • Dickson again, with a spoiler alert for “Baseball Wives” on VH-1: “In the premiere episode, a group of wives beat the Houston Astros 6-4.” • Perry again:

“Among the 25 charged in Vancouver’s post-Stanley Cup rioting: Sophie LaBoissonniere, voted Miss Congeniality at this year’s Miss Coastal Vancouver pageant. Or as the award is now affectionately known, the Tiger Williams Trophy.” • Blogger Derek Wilken, on Tim Tebow’s only loss as an NFL starter coming against Detroit: “Christians have never fared well against the Lions.” • CBS’s Craig Ferguson, on the hunting dog in Utah that shot his master: “Police think it’s because the man was wearing a Michael Vick jersey.” • TNT’s Conan O’Brien, on the same subject: “The dog later apologized and said, ‘Sorry, but you did neuter me.’ “ Care to comment? Email brucepenton2003@

Prince Albert Raider Hockey Schedule Thur., December 29 ~ 7 p.m

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The Shellbrook Office will be closed from December 23/11 to January 2/12 Regular office hours will resume on January 3/12.

As we close out the year, we want to thank our customers and friends for your continued support; and we send out our best wishes for the holiday season to you and yours.

Merry Christmas

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‘Three Wise Men and a Baby’

Once again the staff and students of the Shellbrook Elementary School brought the spirit of the season with their annual Christmas concert titled “Three Wise Men and a Baby.” After weeks of preparation, the students pre-

sented the musical play twice December 15 for large crowds of friends and family at the Shellbrook Theatre. Once again, the afternoon production was nearly full while the evening show was standing room only. The play was the

retelling of the Nativity as told to Gruffy Bear (Sam Miller) by his jungle friends played by Cameron Berg and Rebekka Potts. The story follows the three wise men Gaspar (Kyle Skavlebo), Melchior (Daniel Kundert) and Binky (Braden Schneider)

and three shepherds played by Aidan Allman, Leah Mennie and Alexis Stochmanski as they follow the star in search of Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus. Principal Dwayne Tournier thanked the

teachers for their hard work in putting the production together but made an extra special presentation to one teacher who was participating in her final Christmas Concert. Grade 2 teacher, Rhonda Fitch, who is retir-

ing at year’s end, was presented with a poinsettia for her many years and hundreds of hours of work that she has put into organizing the annual concert. More photos on page 17

Mrs. Schiller’s Grade 1 class sings “Candle in the Dark.” Mrs. Spencer’s Grade 3s sing “Who is in our House.”

Mrs. Fitch’s Grade 2s sing “Anywhere He is.”

Mrs. Kyliuk’s and Mrs. Thorpe’s Grade 4 Boys.

Mrs. Hladun’s K 1 class sings “LIsten to the Jingles.”

Shellbrook Elementary Principal Dwayne Tournier congratulates teacher Rhonda Fitch for her hard work on Christmas Concerts over the years. She will retire at the end of this year.

Merry Christmas

Mrs. Hladun’s K 2 class sings “Christmas Makes Me Sing.”

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Mrs. Ledding’s Pre-Kindergarten class sings “Cow in the Stable.” Mrs. Delisle’s Grade 2/3 class sings “No room for the baby Lord Jesus.”

The innkeepers, played by Matthew Collins and Mckenna Bloom, tell Mary and Joseph, played by Logan Kereluk and Tasje Wolfe, that they will make room for them in the manger. Mrs. Kyliuk’s and Mrs. Thorpes Grade 4 girls sing “Star of Wonder.”

Gruffy Bear, played by Sam Miller, and narrators Cameron Berg and Rebekka Potts. The Three Wise Men, played by Kyle Skavlebo, Daniel Kundert and Braden Schneider.

The shepherds Aidan Allman, Alexis Stochmanski and Leah Mennie.

Angels, played by Sarra Hazelwood, Kiarya Fellner, Keighly Budan, Jennie Anderson, Lexis Storoschuk and Mackenzie Bates.

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PAPHR requests full Pineview local share from city

The Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority is requesting that the City of Prince Albert commit to funding its entire portiAon of the local share of funding for the Pineview Terrace Lodge replacement project. The request was made in a motion during the regular board meeting, Dec. 14th in Prince Albert. “We appreciate the previous commitments from the City of Prince Albert of the former Holy Family Hospital Trust Fund, as well as a $1 million contribution,” said Gord Dobrowolsky, chairperson of the RHA board of directors. “However, the Region’s attempts to seek large donors to contribute the remaining amount of about $1 million have not been successful. It is vital that we get a commitment from the City of Prince Albert to ensure we can tender quickly and hopefully avoid any significant increases in the cost of the project.” The overall local share of $4,443,500 is 20 per cent of the total cost of the project. The remaining 80 per cent of the project’s costs are being provided by the provincial government. The PAPHR has requested the municipal partners involved in the former Northern Housing

Development Corporation to fund the local share based on population (Statistics Canada 2006 Census). “This project will allow us to increase capacity, improve quality of life, and improve resident and staff safety,” said Dobrowolsky. While the Region has requested that the local share for the project costs be provided by municipal governments, the Region will not be asking the municipalities for funding to purchase furnishings and equipment that are not covered under the provincial-local share funding. That funding, estimated at close to $1 million, will be sought from other sources. The report, prepared by the Public Health Quality Team, was presented by Lynnda Berg, VicePresident Primary Care. The five major healthrelated challenges for the Region’s population are: • Poor social determinants of health, including lower rates of employment, income and education; • High rates of HIV; • Transience and homelessness; • Management of illness outbreaks; and • Low rates of immunization. The Region is working with many community-based organizations on

Primary Health Care Clinics will be closed on the following: Shellbrook Primary Health Care Clinic Monday, December 26th Tuesday, December 27th Thursday, December 29th Friday, December 30th Monday, January 2nd ~~~~~~~~~~~

Shellbrook Medical Clinic will be closed on the following: Friday, December 23rd Monday, December 26th Tuesday, December 27th Thursday, December 29th Friday, December 30th Monday, January 2nd

The clinic will be open for acute problems on Dec. 28th and Dec. 29th ~~~~~~~~~~~ Big River Health Centre Monday, December 26th Tuesday, December 27th Monday, January 2nd ~~~~~~~~~~~

Blaine Lake Medical Clinic

Monday, December 26th Tuesday, December 27th Wednesday, December 28th. Regular hours on all other days.

a variety of initiatives to address the health-care problems of marginalized populations and individuals and families struggling with a variety of health and social challenges. *** Traci Hobson, nursing unit manager for the emergency department, presented action plans regarding the results of the Victoria Hospital Emergency Department Patient Experience survey, which was conducted earlier this year by the Health Quality Council. An Emergency Department Utilization Group, involving physicians, nurses and other providers, is identifying how patient and work flow can be improved in the department. This includes adding an additional staff person to assist with triaging, the reassessment of patients in the waiting room, assisting with outpatient medications and dressing. Another initiative is the development of a “fast track” area. This will included the designation of a room in the department

that provides privacy for the patient, allowing nurses to initiate orders and allow for the laboratory to perform ECG and sample testing. Prince Albert Parkland Health Region’s employees are generally more engaged than their counterparts through the province, according to a survey of employees done in March 2011. Seventyseven per cent of employees said they are proud to tell others they work for the Region. Betty Danger, manager of Organization Development, said the Region is pleased with the overall results of the survey, but recognizes that there is work to be done to ensure employees have a rewarding work life with Prince Albert Parkland Health Region. “We are examining results, and will be taking action, responding to some very specific challenges that have been identified,” she said of the survey, which was conducted by Talent Map and coordinated by SAHO. “That includes ensuring our employees have the

feedback on their performance. We also recognize that our employees want a better understanding of the Region’s overall goals and strategic priorities. This will help all employees understand how they contribute and that their work adds value for the people we serve. Among the plans to improve employee engagement is the implementation of customer service training implementation, which began in November. All staff members will be trained over the next several months. This training, which focuses on the Region’s values and understanding the needs of their patients and clients, could assist in a better understanding of the region’s vision and direction. Also, a group of front line managers will work with Human Resources to improve, and simplify where possible, the processes for employee performance reviews, and ensure annual reviews for all employees. Other notes from the regular board meeting

include: • Prince Albert Parkland Health Region has an operating surplus of $1,783,833 for the month of October 2011.This brings the year to date surplus to $3.7 million. The forecasted surplus to March 31, 2011 remains $1.542 million, which is approximately $500,000 more than planned in the budget. After the required transfers to the capital fund for mortgage payments, long-term care reserves and the energy performance loan payments, the Region is forecast a surplus of $505,645. A key driver in the October surplus was the Ministry of Health’s funding of the Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) reclassification. • The board of directors approved the 20112012 Performance Goals and Measures for the Chief Executive Officer. The measures include both system-wide and regional targets, ranging from surgical wait time targets to reduction of lost time due to workplace injuries.

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STRELAU - Darwyn Edward Strelau, July 2, 1965 - December 30, 2006. This month comes with deep regret, It brings back the day we can’t forget, To a beautiful life came sudden end, He died as he lived, everyone’s friend. He was thoughtful, loving and kind, What a glorious memory he leaves behind. He left us suddenly, his thoughts unknown, But he left us memories we are proud to own. Please treasure him God, In your garden of rest, For in our world he was the best. - Cherished forever and sadly missed Mom, Dad, Ashton, Drew, Shawn, Cora-Lee, Evan and families.

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Planning is key to keeping New Year’s resolutions

Most people have made New Year’s resolutions at some point in their lives -- with varying degrees of success. The secret to making -- and keeping -- a New Year’s resolution is to start thinking about it before New Year’s Eve. Be Realistic - The surest way to fall short of your goal is for it to be unrealistic. Resolving to never eat your favorite food again is a set-up for failure. Set a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding that food more often than you do now. If your resolution is something like losing weight, do some research to see what a realistic, attainable goal would be. Choose Wisely - Don’t decide on a resolution at the last minute on New Year’s Eve. It may help to make a list of possible resolutions and develop this list over time. Keep it with you and ask others to contribute ideas. You should know what your goal is well before December 31st arrives. Create a Plan - To be successful, it helps to have clear steps to put into action. Write your resolution and plan down in a notebook or journal. Decide how you will deal with the temptation to backslide. This could include calling a friend for support, taking a walk around the block or simply thinking positively. Start your plan during the first few days of January to harness your motivation. Don’t expect overnight miracles. Resolutions are accomplished with a hundred tiny steps that happen throughout the year. You should think of a New Year’s resolution as nothing more than a starting point and that developing positive habits will keep your plan moving forward. Talk About It - Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better. The best-case scenario is to find a friend or family member who has also made a New Year’s resolution and agree to motivate each other. Remain Flexible - Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day and keep moving forward. Expect that your plan can and will change. Sometimes even the goal itself will change. But most importantly, recognize partial successes at every step along the way. Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit, and six months for it to become part of your personality. Give it time and your new habits are sure to become second nature.


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New Year’s Eve Fun for Kids of All Ages

New Year's Eve is a great celebration occasion -- even for folks who are too young for champagne and are likely to welcome the passage from one year to the next from the cozy comfort of their beds. Kids want to be a part of the fun, so plan a few special activities that will not only make the evening special, but will make special memories of the evening for years to come. * Cook up some New Year's merriment. If you're planning to dine at home on December 31st, why not make it memorable? Eat dessert first, then work your way back to appetizers. Or serve a merry mix of everyone's favorites -- even if they would never be eaten together at a "normal" dinner. It's as much fun to think up the menu as it is to chow down on the meal. * Get crafty. Kids love to make noise, and New Year's is the ideal time to let them have their way (even for a little while!). Noisemakers are easy to make and fun to shake. Start with a clean aluminum can (with edges smoothed) or plastic cup and fill the vessel with beans or pebbles. Close up the top with heavy-duty tape, cover the entire can or cup with aluminum foil, stickers, ribbons, and other decorations, then shake away! For a quieter time, supply kids with small pieces of paper and have them write out or illustrate a New Year's resolution for everyone in the family. Glue the resolutions to cardboard, attach magnets on the back and place them on the refrigerator where they will serve as cheerful reminders all year long. * Make it a movie night. New Year's Eve is the perfect time to cuddle up for a good movie -- or even two! It's even more fun if you choose a theme for the evening's entertainment, such as favorites from the year that's ending, movies that depict the celebration of New Year's Eve (Back to the Future) or gems from when you were a kid. And don't forget the popcorn! * Are you game for fun? Get out the board games, set out some festive snacks and away you go. Whether you play several fast-paced games or a single marathon session of something more involved, the entire family can get in on the act. TF101883

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FEED AND SEED Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS Wheat, barley, rye, triticale, feed pulses, spring threshed heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM Western Commodities 877-695-6461

CRUDE ENERGY SERVICES is an industrial contractor providing services to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, accepting resumes for Pipefitters, QA/QC Personnel, Foreman, Lead Hands, NCSO Safety Advisors, Pipefitting Apprentices, Welder Apprentices, Crane Operators, Welder Helpers, General Labour, Office Administrators. H2S Alive and CSTS are required. Fax 1-866-843-2118. Email: IMMEDIATE POSITION in Provost, Alberta for Dispatcher. Rotate on 10-4 shift. Dispatch or oilfield experience an asset. Excellent organizational and computer skills, fast-paced environment. Competitive wage and benefit package. Resume to Withers LP. Fax 780753-4860. Email: Reference Job #Disp-1.

Our business at Redhead Equipment is growing and we are proud to offer the following opportunities where you can grow your career with us. * Sales Personnel

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or call 1-800-718-7727 Relax and Rejuvenate.. it all starts with warm Mineral water...

* Parts Manager * Parts Technician * Service Technician Our dealerships offer the best product lines in each of the heavy duty truck & trailer, agricultural & construction equipment industries.

Call 306-790-3484 to find out more about these exciting opportunities and more. SERVICE MANAGER required for busy 9 bay shop, soon to be 16 bays. Jerry Ford Sales in Edson is located between Edmonton and Jasper in a thriving oil, gas and forestry based economy. Excellent remuneration, benefits, pension plan and moving allowance. Email resume to: All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS Wheat, barley, rye, triticale, feed pulses, spring threshed heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM Western Commodities 877-695-6461 www.west-

ANNOUNCEMENTS A T T E N T I O N R E S I D E N T I A L SCHOOL SURVIVORS! If you received the CEP (Common Experience Payment), you may be eligible for further Cash Compensation. To see if you qualify, phone toll free 1-877-988-1145 now. Free service!

AUTOMOTIVE Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877-796-0514. www.yourapproved

FINANCIAL SERVICES $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: or Toll-Free: 1-888-4357870.

FOR SALE Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement,

and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’ s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at DISCONNECTED PHONE? ChoiceTel Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call ChoiceTel Today! 1-888-333-1405. NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! New! Continuous Shock Chlorinator. Patent Pending Canada/U.S.A. No mess, effective year round for smell, iron bacteria, slime. Inexpensive. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON; PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 330,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306649.1405 for details.

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FOR SALE. 55 PLUS ACTIVE ADULT Living. Large Ground Level Townhomes. 306 241 0123

STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go - make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

SOLD EXAMPLES Bengough - 22 1/4’s Bethune - 2 1/4’s Blaine Lake - 245 acres Cupar - 5 1/4s Davidson - 6 1/4’s Elfross – 18 1/4’s Emerald – 22 1/4’s Eastend - 2 1/4’s Grenfell - 3 1/4’s Harwarden - 1 1/4’s Lestock - 5 1/4’s Lake Alma – 9 1/4’s Marcelin - 7 1/4’s Moose Jaw - 8 1/4’s Nokomis - 8 1/4’s Ogema - 36 1/4’s Prince Albert - 1 1/4’s Saskatoon - 2 1/4's Semans - 7 1/4’s Simpson - 10 acres Viscount - 3 1/2 Wadena - 4 1/4’s Wakaw West - 41/4’s Watrous/Young 30 1/2 Mobile Home Park Weyburn - 21 1/4’s

LAKE VIEW HOMES Vernon, BC. Convenient location in Okanagan Landing. Established neighborly landscaped community. Low maintenance quality built homes. Pool, Tennis, Picnic & Fitness Center. On Site Boat & RV Storage. Next to Beach, Boat Launch & Marina. Direct access to walkways & bike trails. Level entry & 2 storey homes available $429,000. Call Scott 2 5 0 . 5 5 8 . 4 7 9 5

Letter of Appreciation When we were approached by Mr. Doug Rue of Freshwater Holdings in July 2011, it was an opportunity for us to sell our farmland at a very fair price. Mr. Rue visited our home and he explained the process, which went forward very quickly. We received payment on September 15, 2011. We appreciated Mr. Rue’s friendly and understanding manner. There were no difficulties and he kept in touch throughout the transaction. - Audrey and Juel.

PERSONALS DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships, CALL NOW. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations - 1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Local single ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+)

MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone here is lled with good cheer


Call DOUG 306-955-2266 EMAIL:


Modular, Manufactured or RTM homes. A variety of homes in production or ready to ship Regina,SK 1-866-838-7744 Estevan, SK 1-877-378-7744

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As we give you our thanks for your business this year And we really mean it when we all say

Ph (306) 584-3640 Fax (306)-584-3643


That we hope that you have a great holiday!



Joyous Noel

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