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1912 ~ 2012 VOLUME 101

The Voice Of The Parkland Since 1912 SHELLBROOK, SASKATCHEWAN

PMR #40007604

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

No. 28

Summertime fun at the playground program The Shellbrook Playground program kicked off at the Shellbrook Kinsmen

Preparing for an outage Keep a corded phone in the house. Plug in sensitive electronic equipment through surge-protector power bars If you use electronic life-sustaining equipment, make sure to have a back-up power source. You can register your lifesustaining equipment with us and be notified of planned power outages Put together a small package containing candles, matches, a battery-powered clock/radio and a flashlight. Write 3102220 on the package. Keep this package handy so you don’t have to search for it in the dark! Keep a first-aid kit, non-perishable food, a manual can opener and drinking water handy as well, in the event of a prolonged outage In cold weather Don’t use barbecues, portable generators and propane or kerosene heaters indoors. Burning fuel in unventilated areas produces carbon monoxide, a deadly, odourless gas Keep a supply of antifreeze on hand to protect plumbing from freezing In remote and rural areas, a woodburning stove or fireplace are the best ways to provide heat during a prolonged outage During an outage Determine if the power failure is limited to your home If your neighbours have power, check your electrical panel to see if the main circuit breaker has tripped. Turn the breaker off and back on again to ensure a good connection If your electrical panel or main breaker isn’t the cause of the outage, call 3102220 Turn off or unplug any appliances, computers or electronics you were using when the power went out. Leave one light on so you’ll know when your power returns Keep refrigerators and freezers closed. If the power is out for a long time, make sure you check all refrigerated and frozen food before you eat it.

Park last week. The program, operated out of the former Scouts Canada building on the south west corner of the park, has a pair of new faces at the helm for this year. Heather Keys saw the posting at the University of Saskatchewan, where she was completing her final year in her Education and Kineseology degrees. She had family and friends in the area and decided to apply for the job. Joining her

this year is W.P. Sandin student Brianna Skrupski. To keep the children occupied and engaged, the playground leaders have arts and crafts, games and field trips planned throughout the summer. “Everyone says ‘Just let them go play on the playground and they’ll take care of themselves’ but they go for half an hour and they are bored of that. They do need a little bit of structure,” said Keys.

The program will also be taking in the Kids in the Kitchen program July 17 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program, provided by the Town of Shellbrook, operates weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is free of charge and is for children 5 to 12 years of age. Due to government regulations, the program is capped at 16 children per supervisor, per day for a maximum capacity of 32.

What are we creating today? Four participants in the Summer Playground Program are shown assembling their masterpieces.

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July 13, 2012

Knox United celebrates 100 years

Shellbrook’s Knox United Church invited past ministers, dignitaries and parishioners past, and present to celebrate the churches centennial June 30 and July 1. The Church hosted a variety night and supper Saturday followed by a pancake breakfast and centennial service Sunday morning. The enormity of the passing of time was difficult for current pastor Dave Whalley to fathom. “I just can’t get my head around a hundred years. There was no rail roads, there was no cars, no electricity, no sewer and water. I just can’t get my head around how we’ve come so far,” said Whalley. The churches roots in

the community actually run far deeper than 100 years. Reverend C.W. Bryden was the first ordained minister to hold services in the Pleasantville School from 1902 to 1905. Then J.R.C Porter, a lay minister, spearheaded a canvass for the first Presbyterian Church in the community. The work was completed in 1912 and was officially dedicated on December 7 of that year. The church was located on First Avenue and First Street East. Reverend J.M. Fisher was the first ordained minister in the newly built church. In the 1920s, many Presbyterian churches were amalgamating due to a difficulties recruiting

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ordained ministers. Shellbrook followed suit in 1925 with the church to be known as Knox United Church. In 1965 the current church was built to better accommodate the congregation and continues to do the job today. Looking back on the history of the church, Whalley wonders what the first church services in town looked like and if they had any real resemblance to what takes place today. “I would just like to know what kind of hymns they sang 100 years ago at their first service because I don’t think they would recognize any of what we sang today,” said Whalley. Sunday’s service carried the theme “Draw the circle wide” and featured readings from Reverend Faye Ford, Past President of the Saskatchewan United Church Conference, and former Shellbrook Pastors Reverend Mervyn Penfound (1972-1980) and Reverend Wes Ashwin (1982-1990). “I thought it was just tremendous for the ministers to come back and participate in the worship service with us. They are a part of this community and a part of our history,” said Whalley.

Rev. Mervyn Penfound, Rev. Faye Ford, Rev. Dave Whalley and Rev. Wes Ashwin with a tapestry created for the celebration by Mary Anne Kennedy.

PA one of 30 cities invited to make Westjet pitch

$281.30 was raised for the Shellbrook Area Food Bank and Resource Center at an onsite BBQ for the construction workers. Similar events have benefited other recipients such as the Children’s Wish Foundation. Pictured is Darcy Goudal of Graham Construction presenting to Debbie Topping.

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Prince Mayor Jim Scarrow and other City officials travelled to Calgary last week as one of thirty communities invited to make a presentation to WestJet regarding their new regional service which will operate in smaller markets across Canada. While the company heard from many interested communities, only thirty were invited to make formal presentations. During Thursday’s presentation, City officials presented relevant data regarding the Prince Albert market area, major

employers, Airport size and existing Airport capacity. “Prince Albert is a regional service centre for the north central region of Saskatchewan,” said Joan Corneil, Economic Development Director for the City. “We serve an extensive population and there is good reason to believe WestJet could establish a successful operation here.” “Prince Albert’s presentation was well received,” said Mayor Jim Scarrow. “The Prince Albert market has grown rapidly as evidenced by

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the record development in all areas of the city, our market area is estimated at 150,000 people and growing. Prince Albert is the Gateway to the North, a service centre for cottage country and the northern Tourism industry. These were some of the important factors that stood out during our presentation to WestJet.” WestJet has placed a conditional order for 20 Q400 NextGen turboprop aircrafts from Bombardier which includes an option to purchase an additional

25 aircraft and has indicated they will be set to begin operations in the second half of 2013. “These are very preliminary stages of discussion,” said Mayor Jim Scarrow. “WestJet is launching this new service as part of a multiyear roll out with a handful of communities selected for late 2013. I wish to thank WestJet for their invitation to attend this important first step in making EastWest air service a possibility for central and northern Saskatchewan.”

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Apparently they could still get better After the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 43-16 victory in Hamilton in Week 1, head coach Corey Chamblin said he was looking for improvement from his defence in their Week 2 game at home to Edmonton Sunday afternoon. After all, they gave up a touchdown against the Tiger-Cats! Chamblin made three defensive changes for the Edmonton game, including replacing their starting cornerbacks, and boy did they ever improve. The Riders almost pitched a shutout against Kavis Reed’s Eskimos on a steamy prairie day, squeaking out a 17-1 victory before the largest crowd to ever witness

a Rider home-opener at 31,459. No, this time they did not allow a touchdown. “I told the guys it was gonna be a 42-man effort and it was,” Chamblin explained after the match. “It was a defensive battle. I said they were gonna do ball control and they did. On offence, Kory Sheets, I told him to keep grinding, and he did.” Sheets scored the only touchdown of the day, a 34yard run with just over two minutes remaining to seal the deal. It was part of his 92 yards rushing against a nearly-impossible Edmonton defensive front. Let’s be honest; the game was an eyesore. That

Rider Insider With the Voice of The Riders, Rod Pedersen is if you don’t appreciate a defensive chess match. And quite frankly, I don’t. Both offences looked like they were running in quicksand with shackles on. Ugh. But the position which created the most excitement was the Rider defensive end spots as Brent Hawkins and Odell Willis had a field day. They each

had a sack while Hawkins recovered a fumble and Willis knocked down a pass. “I told Hawkins after the fumble recovery that I’d have been happier if he’d scored,” Chamblin laughed. “He said ‘Coach you always want more!’. But I’m real happy with the production on defence.”

‘Be prepared’ for an emergency Are you prepared After the recent 24 hour power outage, Shellbrook EMO Committee met to discuss how Shellbrook and area fared. The town’s water and sewer both worked well. A few homes in areas with a very high water table had to use alternate power sources to operate sump pumps. Obtaining fuel during the power outage was a concern for many residents. However, resourceful solutions were employed to ensure emergency vehicles and generators were kept running. EMO Coordinator, Elna Fish, requested Council look at retro fitting some town buildings to accommodate a generator during an extreme power outage. “With this event fresh in our minds, it’s the perfect time to remind everyone to have their own personal emergency plans and kits in place. Individuals need to be prepared to survive on their own for 72 hours,” stated Fish. All attending the meeting agreed that effects of the extended power outage would have been much worse had it occurred in the winter.


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with the new attitude. The frowns of 2011 on the sidelines have been replaced by grins and high-fives in 2012. Now the Riders face their toughest challenge to date; a match-up with the CFL’s best team, the B.C. Lions Saturday at 1:00 in Regina. “BC got after us pretty good in the preseason (a 44-10 Rider loss) but they’re a good football team,” Chamblin maintained. “They’re the Cup champs. They’re gonna bring a good game and we’ll have our hands full.” So far it doesn’t look like anything the Riders can’t handle.

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It’s becoming evident to anyone who watches this team on a daily basis that Chamblin is a relentless taskmaster. He sat down a player this week because he didn’t care for his effort level in practice! Under normal circumstances you’d think players would be getting fed up with the level of commitment that Chamblin demands but just the opposite is happening. The results speak for themselves. After two weeks the Riders are 2-0 and tied for first in the CFL West with the B.C. Lions. For anyone who watched the game, it’s pretty clear how excited these Rider players are becoming

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Let’s see. This is Tuesday night, late Tuesday night, and I’m just counting back to figure out just how long it has been since I’ve had a chance to hold my newest granddaughter. I count 22, with a whole 17 to go for my next opportunity. I don’t think it is in a child’s best interest to keep her from her grandpa that long, but we’re all very powerless to prevent it. On the other hand, we just had a ten-day stay with her and her folks. We were there when she took her first breaths, and saw her through her first critical period of life. So I don’t want it to sound like I’m complaining. Besides, I’m going to get to spend the better part of ten days with the other two granddaughters – Bounce and The Boss. That should be fun. Grandma has promised a trip to Toys ‘R’ Us. ^^^ My brother recently took part in an interesting fundraiser in Flin Flon. It was the “Red Shoe Walk”, in which men “walk in her shoes.” This was the first year of the Walk in Flin Flon, and it raised about $10,000 for the Women’s Resource Center in that city. There were 26 participants this year. He figures there will be more next year. The meaningful part of the exercise is that they walk in high heels over a distance of approximately a half mile and quite literally walk in her shoes. The purpose is to raise funds for and awareness of violence against women. He said that the issue really hit home for him, as walking in the red high heels did not come easily. But also because the people lining the streets over the course of the walk seemed to get the message, too. ^^^ We made a gaffe in last week’s Herald that we’d like to correct. We had said that the luncheon at the Lodge put on by the Activities Dept was a burger sale, when in fact it was pulled pork catered by Ron Sawatsky. The part we got right was that it was food, and that they made a lot of money that will be used for repairs to the HandiVan and for outings for the residents. Speaking of the HandiVan, new signs were added to the vehicle last week, proclaiming the Spiritwood Health Complex Foundation. Speaking of vans, Martodam Motors and the Spiritwood Lions Club helped Rainbow Haven acquire a minivan for their activities. “Martodam Motors made us a deal we couldn’t refuse,” said Audrey Magnus, chair of Prairie Community Endeavours. ^^^ Les and Teresa Walker were the latest winners of the $1,000 Cash of the Month in the Spiritwood Lions Club cash lottery. The next draw will be made Aug 2, just in time for the August long weekend. ^^^ The August long weekend isn’t called “AugLong” by anyone. At least we haven’t heard it called such. “MayLong” seems to be well-recognized and it wouldn’t surprise me if it makes into a dictionary to become official. ^^^ My reputation as a Grammar Nazi is well deserved, but here’s a story you might appreciate. We all know that the expression “going to” gets shortened in speech to “gonna”. However, there is a sizeable minority out there who write it as “gunna”. Someone typed a text message to say that he was going to be at school in the afternoon, only the autocorrect on his smartphone changed “gunna” to “gunman”, so the message read “Gunman at school this afternoon.” As well, the message was sent to the wrong person by mistake. As a result, two schools were locked down and crawling with S.W.A.T. personnel. This happened in Georgia. I wouldn’t make up something like that.

The Paul Martin Commentary It turns out that size does matter. Conventional wisdom suggests that small business is the engine of job creation in North America but it would appear not all small businesses are created equally. A study by Statistics Canada over a 10-year period ending in 2008 suggests that bigger companies are actually the better job generators. This might be an issue of semantics. In Canada a small business is generally described as a company with fewer than 50 employees. In the US the threshold would likely be closer to 500. Nonetheless, the Canadian study – which interestingly parallels a similar US finding – shows that age and not size is the key contributor to job creation. But there is a distinct correlation with one aspect of size: companies with more than 20 workers create more jobs than those with fewer than 20. And, among those with fewer than 20, larger ones generated more jobs than the smallest ones. This is an important finding given that 48 per cent of all the registered businesses in Canada in 2008 had between one and ten workers. *** As consumers begin to examine their spending practises to reduce debt, businesses are beginning to rethink their pricing strategies in response. Now, retail spending in Saskatchewan is continuing to rise so we’re not seeing a dramatic shift away from the local mall, but there is evidence that consumers have been hearing the warnings about rising debt levels in this country. As a result they are starting to divert a bit more money towards paying off those credit cards or loans. That has caught the eye of most businesses who say

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they are going to hold the line on prices. In this province roughly two-thirds of all businesses surveyed for the Bank of Montreal said they would not be increasing prices this year. The remaining third said they would probably raise prices. Interestingly, none said they would cut prices. That makes Saskatchewan the only province in the country to take that position which is further evidence of the vibrancy of the retail sector in these parts. By contrast, at least a few businesses in every other province said they would cut prices as they try to fight things like cross-border shopping. *** Canada`s admission to the TransPacific discussions is another step on the road to a regional trade deal. Canada has been trying to win a spot at this particular bargaining table for a while. It involves a host of nations who border on the Pacific Rim, countries looking to strike a more formal trade relations package. Think of it as a NAFTA deal for the Pacific Rim. Canada was not included in the talks initially because of our rules on supply management for the dairy and poultry industries. But consistent lobbying by the Prime Minister during the Americas summit and now the G20 have yielded a positive response. So we are headed into the talks. This parallels free trade talks we initiated with China, Japan and Thailand earlier in the year as Canada increases its focus on both bilateral deals and the Pacific Rim. The failure of the World Trade Organization to create a global trading pact has forced individual nations to strike deals country-to-country. And this is another along those lines.

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Viewpoint ’Rider stadium a Sask. community project As talk of a new football stadium in Regina heats up, talk of the need for it and fairness in paying for it are heating up as well. Well, since football and politics remain Saskatchewan’s favourite sports, let us join the conversation, beginning with discussing the need. The province is proposing to pay $80 million of $278-million cost of the new proposal of outdoor stadium west of current Taylor Field location on Regina’s current fair grounds. While most agree the facility now called Mosaic Stadium will eventually need replacement, many question the need to replace it right now _ especially with another outdoor stadium. After all, Mosaic as just added a few million dollars worth of temporary seating and minor fix ups to capitalize in the renewed football interest surrounding the Roughriders and in preparation of hosting the 2013 Grey Cup. Some make the logical point that if this is indeed good enough to host Canada’s football showcase, it’s got to be good enough to play in for a while. Of course, the ‘Riders can muddle through at old Mosaic Stadium for a while

longer and the money can be better spent on something else. That’s the problem with building any new entertainment facility _ you can always think of a better use of the money like new hospitals, schools and roads. In fact, it’s the easiest thing for stadium critics to do is make lists of more worthy uses of that $80 million the province is committing. There again, if that were the attitude of the past, no Saskatchewan community would have ever had the hockey and curling rinks, baseball diamonds or golf courses that have not only produced massive recreational opportunities and a better lifestyle for us all but also elite athletes that have made this province proud. And the other issue is that building costs continue to increase dramatically. To build it now would surely save money from the costs in the future when the ‘Riders might be more desperate to build a sta-

dium quickly. So if one accepts that spending money on a new football stadium now is the right and proper course, the question quickly becomes whether the Saskatchewan Party government’s $80-million contribution _ roughly, 30 per cent of the cost _ is the right amount. Stadium opponents argue it’s far too much and proponents (especially, ones d stadium di in Regina who may have to make up the difference with their municipal taxes) say it’s far too little. The province’s argument that it has got the figure right is that it’s in range with the province’s contribution to other recreational facilities _ the 22 per cent of provincial dollars for Moose Jaw’s new arena, 25 per cent for arenas in Spiritwood, Weyburn, North Battleford and Swift Current, 39 per cent for Estevan’s facility or the 49 per cent for Melville’s arena.

Others argue that, on a per capita basis, it’s a disservice to the people of Regina but an even bigger disservice to the entire population of the province _ all of whom reap the benefit of Saskatchewan’s team. In that regard, the province’s $80-million ante is on par with what the Manitoba government provided for the new, yet-tobe-opened stadium for the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg. But Saskatchewan being football-loving Saskatchewan, there is more. The Saskatchewan government is providing “loan guarantees” for ease in borrowing for the City of Regina (that’s contributing at least $60 million) and other investors (i.e., the ‘Riders). Also, provincial money is contingent on the design of the stadium being “roof-ready”. This means the province is still pushing the idea of a year-round enclosed facility and Ken Cheveldayoff, minister responsible, made it clear that there will be provincial dollars to help put on the roof. So the province will likely be paying a sizeable portion for this community project.

Letters to the Editor

A better way

Editor My dad never organized his workshop because the time he took searching for tools was time spent thinking of “a better way”. In Canada, voting is the primary tool of democracy but is it too handy? Have we stopped looking for a better way? Our person perception skills are essential to our survival as we depend on relationships of mutual obligation. Within a few minutes of meeting someone in person, we are very good at knowing their intelligence, sanity, and virtues. Robin Dunbar has noticed that business, military, and religious communities thrive in groups of less than 150 people but disintegrate when stretched over 150. Let’s leverage Dunbar’s number to replace our partisan adversarial system of electing representatives with an impersonal “x” on a ballot. Every four years, we could meet in person for a day in geographic groups of 100 and under the guidance of a professional facilitator reach a consensus on who would best represent us. (Opting out would be allowed but discouraged and fined.) Absolutely no campaigning needed or allowed. Our chosen representative then meets with 99 other representatives. One representative goes on. This is done until we have the “degrees” of representatives needed.

This system would allow full and open communication up and down the degrees of representation. Like our elected representatives, each representative would be supported by our civil servants and remunerated by degree. Consensus would replace voting as our primary tool shifting us from an uneven vote-ocracy towards a true democracy. Nancy Carswell Shellbrook, Saskatchewan

Omnibus flawed Dear Randy Hoback, The Conservatives rammed through the House of Commons an omnibus budget bill that is sweeping in scope, deeply flawed in content, and anti-democratic in principle. The Harper Conservatives have eliminated independent bodies like the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy that offer advice it may disagree with. Also, by gutting fifty years of environmental protections, the government has given itself the unilateral power to green-light major and potentially harmful resource development projects without adequate scrutiny. This bill makes changes to the Fisheries Act that could endanger many fish populations, including the migratory salmon, a timeless presence on the Canadian landscape, C. J. Pepper, Publisher, Brad Dupuis, Editor, Madeleine Wrigley, Advertising Sales,

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not to mention a staple of the economy. Against the advice of many experts, the government will be raising the qualifying age from 65 to 67 for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, beginning in 2023, thus robbing vulnerable senior citizens of up to $30 000 in much needed income. As if targeting seniors isn`t enough, the new changes in Employment Insurance will impact those who work in seasonal employment and the government did not even bother to consult employers or the provinces which will be most impacted. In addition to criticizing specific measures in this budget bill, the major problem is that it amends, creates or eliminates 70 different federal acts. Continued on page 6

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U of S team helping decontaminate soil in Canada’s North A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Yukon College are working with industry in Canada’s North to develop biochar for remediation of soil contaminated by oil spills and gas leaks. Biochar is a type of charcoal that results from heating biological ingre-

dients, such as wood and bone, in a low- or nooxygen environment – a process known as pyrolysis. In southern climates, biochar has proven environmental benefits when added to soil, including enhanced soil fertility, improved plant growth, and degradation of contaminants.

“It’s a case of ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,’” says Derek Peak, associate professor of soil science and co-investigator on the project. “We use materials that are otherwise considered waste to make a product that decontaminates soil.” “Our goal is to reduce soil restoration costs and

DRIVING FOR DOUGH -- Senior hockey in Shellbrook cashed in June 23 as the Shellbrook Elks and Shellbrook Silvertips hockey teams hosted their annual Texas scramble golf tournament. In it’s 8th year, the tournament brought in a total of $7,350.19. An additional $5,000 matching contribution will be made by the Scotiabank at a later date. Pictured here are Silvertips forward Darcy Rask and his team of Dane Sommerfeld, Kirby Tang and Troy Tang. Proceeds from the tournament will be split between the two teams to help out with the annual costs of operating a hockey team. The Elks finished the season as Provincial A and Fort Carlton Hockey League Champs while the Silvertips, in their second year of existence, hoisted the Beaver Lakes League title.

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increase restoration success in northern Canada by providing a local source of biochar that is specifically formulated for northern soil restoration.” The team, led by soil science professor Steve Siciliano, will use the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to analyze contaminated soil before and after the addition of biochar. One of the project’s test sites is a former petroleum storage facility in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan where this research is aimed at finding improved methods of managing petroleum impacts in the soil and groundwater. The project is funded by a $660,600 “Idea to Innovation” grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) with additional support from Yukon College and industry partners, including Federated Co-operatives Limited, Nunatta Environmental, and Zakus Farms. Producing biochar in the North presents some technical hurdles, such as limited access to pyrolysis machines and cow bones, which are often used to make biochar. The research team is using locally available sources, such as fish, whale and bison bone, to produce biochar. Siciliano noted that Yukon College has a biochar development program with Zakus Farms. “Together, the U of S and Yukon College have the expertise, experience and know-how needed to solve the challenges associated with the commercialization of biochar for

northern needs,” Siciliano says. Northern-sourced biochar will create a new market for remediation materials produced near where the contaminated soil is

found. The research team is already working with industry partners to find the optimal bone biochar for their soil restoration efforts.

Quick tips for reducing energy consumption Most Canadians think that the weather this summer will be hotter than normal, according to a recent survey conducted for Direct Energy by Angus Reid. With that, Dave Walton, director of home ideas at Direct Energy is offering tips to help homeowners consume less: Maintain your Gear - Schedule a maintenance appointment. Your air conditioner should be maintained annually to avoid costly equipment repairs and to ensure that you’re cooling your home as efficiently as possible. Scheduled maintenance will help save you money on your energy bills. Implement Little Things - Close doors and windows so the cooled air stays indoors. Keeping drapes and blinds closed on sunny days can also save on electricity costs, as can shading windows from the outside. Also, turn off all unnecessary lights as this reduces the amount of hot air your A/C needs to cool. Keep blinds, carpets and furniture free of the vents, so you’re A/C can operate efficiently and provide even air distribution. Close vents in less used rooms so you are not spending money cooling those spaces. More information can be found online at www. or toll-free at 1-888-334-8221.

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By burying dozens of significant and damaging changes within a ‘kitchen sink’ bill, the government is preventing Members from doing their job by giving these changes proper consideration and scrutiny. While undermining the role of Parliament, bill C-38 is a clear abuse of power and makes a joke of democracy. Once again, Canadians are kept in the dark and it is of the utmost importance that we raise awareness to this unprecedented situation. The Liberal Party will continue to fight against this kind of anti-democratic abuse of power. Sincerely, Marc Garneau, MP Liberal House Leader

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Agriculture 40 years of change in cattle industry Trends in agriculture are always interesting to follow. Having grown up in the purebred livestock business, and having attended livestock shows from the time I was knee high to a cowboy boot, it has been particularly interesting to see how the size of cattle have changed through the years. While not even a forethought in the 1950s, I have certainly seen enough pictures from that era to understand what they mean when they talk about ‘belt buckle’ cattle. For the 50s, and well into the

1960s, the champion cattle in most shows were just that, about as tall as the showman’s belt buckle. That is almost impossible to imagine in this era, but that is the way the industry viewed perfection at the time. The arrival of the socalled exotic breeds from Europe, were led by Charolias. The first Charolais into Canada actually arrived in the late 1950s, but it was the mid-1960s before the breed really arrived in numbers and began to significantly change the industry. Charolais were sim-

ply bigger cattle, and the North American cattle sector was quick to see value

here. They were followed by breeds such as Simmental, Limousin, Maine

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in larger frames on which to put pounds of beef. Of course Charolais were not the only big breed to arrive and help the conversion to bigger cattle

Anjou, Gelbvieh and a rather long list of European breeds. Some, such as Charolais and Simmental are now completely ingrained

Perennial weeds in pastures by Linda Hunt, AAg, Regional Forage Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Perennial weeds are an ongoing concern with land managers everywhere. Whether you are a home owner concerned with dandelions in your lawn or a livestock producer struggling with the latest pasture invader, it is apparent that perennial weeds are an ongoing concern. Contrary to what we are lead to believe by ads for the latest and greatest solutions, controlling these weeds is not a simple matter of using one product, but requires an integrated approach that combines both intensive treatments followed up by management changes. The first step to successful control is to know your enemy. Not only should you know the mode of spread, and general characteristics of the weeds you have, but also be on the lookout for the next threat. With the movement of goods, people, and wildlife you never know when the next perennial weed will show up in your backyard. Keep an eye out for new plants in the ditches and yards of neighboring properties and roads. There are many websites and publications that identify the latest threats including the Saskatchewan Invasive Plant Council and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. If you want help identifying new plants you can talk to Ministry of Agriculture staff, or your local weed inspector. Knowing what’s coming allows you to plan ahead and act quickly when eradication is still possible. The next step is to determine the mode of invasion. Does it spread by roots, seeds, or both? Perennial weeds tend to have very invasive deep roots that the plant can use to recover quickly after injury. In some cases a plant may be suppressed by a residual herbicide for a couple of years and then make a full recovery. Many are stimulated to grow and reproduce by mowing and grazing so will require frequent treatments over a number of years to eliminate. Canada Thistle is an example of this type of perennial weed. Although Canada Thistle can produce large amounts of seeds, there seedlings are weak and are difficult to establish in healthy grass stands. Their roots however can extend eighteen feet down and sprawl laterally five feet within the first growing season. The lateral roots are covered with growing points and if cut up by tillage can grow a new plant from only a quarter inch piece of root. Mowing and grazing stimulate the plant to produce more shoots and can make the problem worse unless the treatments are done at a high enough frequency, over a long enough time to wear down the roots extensive energy reserves. The key to this tricky weed is completion and persis-

tence. Canada thistle has very week seedlings, and has a hard time encroaching into healthy grass stand. Good results have been found with a treatment of systemic herbicide right at early flowering followed up by fertilizing and resting the surrounding vegetation. If herbicides aren’t your thing then frequent grazing or mowing of the thistle being careful to not overgraze the surrounding vegetation will work. This will be difficult to achieve with cattle as they naturally prefer the grass, however goats will target the thistle. As an added bonus thistle has good nutrient value so you should get nice gains. Just remember how deep and pervasive those rooting systems are and understand this will be a long term project requiring more than one treatment. Perennial weeds that grow easily from seed need to be controlled before seed set for as long as the seed remain viable in the soil. Scentless Chamomile is an example of this type of weed. Each plant can produce up to a million seeds per season that persist in the soil for up to ten years. The key to this type of weed is timing and persistence. Spraying or picking before it flowers followed up by establishing a competitive perennial forage stand. Often this pest if found around the edges of pot hole sloughs so seeding buffer strips of flood tolerant grasses will go a long way to preventing large outbreaks. The hardest weeds to eradicate are those that have both aggressive seeds and roots which is why these weeds often end up on the noxious list in the Weeds Act. Leafy Spurge is an example of this type of weed. In one growing season it’s roots can spread up to five feet, and the seeds can be spread up to sixteen feet. In addition this pesky plant has been found to be poisonous to some cattle and will invade into even the healthiest forage stand. The key is to get it in the first year before it establishes a seed bank or extensive roots. Once established the goal changes from eradicate to contain to minimize the loss. A healthy vigorous pasture will help to slow down the invasion, but will not be enough. Know if you have spurge in your area, and what it looks like and be prepared to act fast. Understand that there is no one sure fire quick fix for perennial weeds. An integrated approach to weed management that involves an intensive treatment of the weeds along with management changes to improve the vigor of the forage works best. For more information on managing weeds in perennial pastures contact your local Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Service office or call the Agriculture Knowledge Center at 1-866-457-2377.

in our cattle industry and have become cornerstones. Other breeds, such as Chianina, Marchigiana, and a few others arrived in the pursuit of ever bigger cattle, but then all but disappeared again. While some of the largest European breeds imported to Canada ended up having limited impact, through selection the cattle industry more, or less adopted the adage ‘Go Big, Or Go Home’. You certainly saw that in showrings for years, where the eyes of judges’ were drawn to bigger. The days of bulls reaching only a cattleman’s belt buckle were gone, and cattle become behemoths. But like many things, the size of cattle eventually went too far. Cattleman would talk about how efficient 1300-1400 pound cows were, but their pastures were populated by animals several pounds heavier. But recently there has been a moderation. That was evident this past week

at Yorkton Exhibition. At the Regional 4-H Beef Show at the Ex’ Wednesday, Judge Gerry Bertholet talked about moderate frames in his comments, and in heifer classes big females were not always red ribbon winners over more moderate ones. The Saskatchewan Angus Gold judge Garner Deobold in an interview with this writer also talked about how big might have been the key to winning a decade ago, but it was no longer automatic. He said while small cattle don’t have the efficiencies needed by the industry, and suggested in some situations big can work, moderation is where the industry is now focused. Like a pendulum the size of cattle went from one extreme to the other over some 40-years, and is not settling somewhere between the two creating more efficient animals to match producer needs in the process.

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July 13, 2012

‘Jack Frost’ Siberian Bugloss: 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year

-By Erl Svendsen Apparently there are more shade-tolerant perennials than just hostas and ostrich ferns. Who knew? [I’m kidding of course, there are plenty, but they don’t get as much press.] Take for instance this year’s ‘Perennial Plant of the Year’ (www., ‘Jack Frost’ Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla). ‘Jack Frost’ has a proven track record across a wide range of climate zones, is low maintenance, has few pest and disease problems, can be found in most nurseries, and provides seasonlong interest. It can also be used multiple ways in the garden: as a single specimen, mass planted as a ground cover, and in container arrangements for added interest. The best feature of ‘Jack Frost’ is its leaves: large and heart-shaped, overlaid by shining silver, drawing the eye to what could otherwise be a dark corner in your garden. A delicate network of dark green veins, like a crackle finish, breaks up and accentuates the silver; leaves are bordered by a thin green edge highlighting their shape. This

cultivar, like all Siberian buglosses, forms a wellbehaved, never invasive, slowly expanding mound of leaves, reaching 30 cm tall by 45 – 60 cm wide at maturity. Keep an eye out for pure green ‘reverted’ shoots. Remove these immediately to prevent them from proliferating and crowding out the silver variegated shoots. As an added bonus, delicate sprays of small, bright, sky-blue forgetme-not-like flowers drift 10 – 15 cm overtop the leaves in late spring. Enjoy the flowers where they are or add the blue sprigs to a spring bouquet. Siberian bugloss is not especially drought tolerant nor does it like direct sun. ‘Jack Frost’ will survive slightly less moist conditions than other cultivars provided that it is not for an extended period. Compost- or manureenriched soil, top-dressed with mulch, is your best strategy to maintain sufficient soil moisture levels; at the same time, avoid planting in poorly drained locations. And while more sun-tolerant than other variegated cultivars, ‘Jack Frost’ should be in the shade by lunchtime to

avoid sun-scorched leaves. Because of its slightly hairy and rough-textured leaves, slugs tend to avoid Siberian bugloss (unlike hostas which can be decimated by the slimy varmints) and it is reported to be deer resistant. Now ‘deer-resistant’ can mean anything from ‘will grow back after a light browsing’ to ‘deer avoid this plant… mostly’. In this case, it means the latter.

Great news for acreage owners whose gardens are usually veritable buffets for resident and itinerant deer. Can you have too much of a good thing? In this case: no. Mature Siberian bugloss clumps are readily divided to brighten other spots in your garden or to share with friends. To divide, dig up the entire plant in early spring. The root system is shallow and

consists of dark wiry rhizomes, easily teased apart by hand into small clumps. Promises made and broken: ‘Jack Frost’ is rated for survival in USDA hardiness zones 3 – 8. Drawing a line roughly from Lloydminster to Yorkton, to the south is zone 3 and to the north is zone 2 ( pl?lang=en). So it should survive most years in at

least the southern half of Saskatchewan. However, my experienced gardening friends who try everything at least once say that ‘Jack Frost’ needs winter protection (good snow cover, mulch, protection from wind, etc), and perhaps expect it to be a short-lived perennial. All the more reason to hedge your bet: divide and plant in multiple locations throughout your garden.

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Victoire church celebrates 100 years Notre Dame des Victoires celebrates 100 years……On June 30th and July 1rst. almost 300 people gathered in Victoire to celebrate the Centennial of this small catholic parish. At one time it had been their home or that of their ancestors. It was a great weekend of celebration of faith, family and friends. Saturday evening started out with supper, followed by a Wine & Cheese and live entertainment provided by the “Happy Wanderers ”. Sunday proved to be a very busy day for everyone. The Knights of Columbus

served a pancake breakfast and that was followed by a program led by Rita Couture. She led us through 100 years of memories, backed by actors and musicians. It was a very entertaining couple of hours. Those who wanted to, visited the cemetery and displays at the church, then mass was celebrated by Bishop Albert Thevenot. After another great meal we were entertained with some gospel music by “Prairie Thunder”. People travelled from across the country to attend and their presence made this weekend a huge success.

Rita Couture led us down memory lane during a very entertaining program backed by actors and musicians.

Therese McCann in costume as a sister from the “Daughters of Providence” during our program. This religious congregation left an important imprint on the school life during the fifties and sixties.

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The church was filled to capacity on both levels to accommodate the large crowd. Carole Paquette

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July 13, 2012

Long time high school teacher calls it a career

After 33 years at W.P. Sandin Public High School, teacher Glenys Martin is calling it a career. The long time home economics and grade 6 home room teacher handed out her last report cards June 29 and is now looking toward the next chapter in her life. Martin chose her path in a bit of an unconventional way. Her mother told her she had to go to university and it turned out that education was the shortest program offered. At first she was looking to specialize in elementary education but then developed an interest in home economics and ran with it. In landing her first job at W.P. Sandin, she found a fit that would suit her for her entire career -- a rarity in the industry. Even more rare is the fact that she was able to do it all so close to her home town. “I live in Parkside, grew up in Canwood and

teach in Shellbrook. I didn’t go far. I like roots,” said Martin. She completed her internship at Carlton in Prince Albert and got an interview at W.P. Sandin Composite High School in Shellbrook. She got the job and would end up spending 33 years educating students within its walls. She says the biggest changes in the profession since beginning in 1979 are the style of curriculum, technology and the way children learn. “They love technology. That is their life, that is their world,” said Martin. “Their brain now is wired very different from when I started,” said Martin, noting that just giving students books to read is no longer enough -- they need to be engaged through their technology. The curriculum has also moved to an inquiry based system from an

Through her 30 years of teaching, Shellbrook Elementary teacher Rhonda Fitch accomplished a rare feat -- she managed to work in the same school, in her home community for her entire career. “It’s hard to believe, its

been a whirlwind career. Never a dull moment,” said Fitch. Fitch started her career in 1981 as a certificate teacher, opting to exit school early. For the next five years she taught full time while working on her final courses to complete

Teacher Glenys Martin on her final day as a full time teacher at W.P. Sandin Public High School.

information based system. Students are no longer taught to memorize reams of information but instead are taught to question and

think about problems in order to find the solution. Heading out of the public school system biggest beefs about working in the

system is the restrictions on the use of the division’s technology and the lack of consultation about it with the front line teachers. “They are paying for programs that teachers might not even use because they get roadjammed along the way. They need to revamp that,” said Martin. Services like Skype and Facebook are also prohibited from use in Sask Rivers Schools which Martin believes limits educational opportunities while they are readily available for students to use once the leave the school at the end of the day. “I’ve seen so much money being spent and yet there isn’t any dialog and there has to be that dialog,” said Martin. “Our hands are tied when it comes to technology.” Martin, who received her Masters degree

in Technology and Communication last year, would like to pursue a new career involving adult education and technology in her retirement. “I’d like to find out what I’m going to do when I grow up,” laughed Martin. She feels that what lead her to pursue her masters was her father’s life long love of learning as well as seeing the growing trend of teachers seeking a second career after retiring from teaching. In addition to her work teaching, she has also spent countless hours ensuring that the yearbook is published. She completed her first stint as the faculty yearbook supervisor in 1999 but took up the task again a few years ago at a time when it looked like its’ publication was in jeopardy.

Rhonda Fitch says farewell to Shellbrook Elementary her degree. “What’s been nice is that I have taught generations of families,” said Fitch. “I have taught a lot of my current student’s parents.” Over the course of her career, she said that the

workload had stayed about the same but what has changed is programs, curriculums and technology used by the schools. Because of her proximity to retirement, she was one of the last teachers in the school to receive a Smartboard, which are now in every room at Shellbrook Elementary. Learning the new technology was a challenge but the opportunities it provided made it all worthwhile. “Its a wonderful tool for students and teachers,” said Fitch. After 30 years of having a job to go to she hopes to do some traveling and do the things around home she always meant to do. “I look forward to just having some more free time for family and friends,” said Fitch, who also hopes to do some substitute teaching in her spare time. Though she does plan to become better traveled, she has no plans of leaving her home town. Fitch has also been instrumental in the school’s annual Christmas concert held at the Shellbrook Theatre. Despite the hours of practices and the overall chaos surrounding the production, she may have a difficult time sitting in the audience for next year’s performance. “Believe it or not I will kind of miss that,” said Fitch.

Teacher Rhonda Fitch concluded her full time teaching career at Shellbrook Elementary School last month after 30 years at the school.

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Wild Rose 4-H club and regional show Wild Rose 4-H Beef Club held their annual Achievement Day at Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds on June 2. Our judge for the event was Mr. Shannon Eaton, a prominent cattle buyer/ rancher from Lloydminster area. There was 23 steers entered with a weight range from 1000-1400 lbs. After sorting through these good steers Judge Eaton declared his Grand Champion Garret Feige and Reserve Champion Jacob Feige. Our female category had less entries but was still very strong. We had 5 bred heifers and 3 cow/calf pairs. Judge Eaton picked his Grand Champion Litney Curran with a 2 year old pair and Reserve Champion Tyler Curran with a bred heifer. All champions receive a jacket sponsored by Shell-

brook Co-op. All our members worked very hard and presented their animals well. Good job!! Other awards given that day were Clover Bud Aggregate sponsored by Wannabe Ranch to Isaiah Fox, Junior Aggregate sponsored by Deere Rose Stock Farm to Jacob Feige, Intermediate Aggregate sponsored by Foxdale Ranch to Garret Feige and Senior Aggregate to Shyla Rothwell. Shyla also picked up the Grand Aggregate Award/jacket sponsored by the Shellbrook Co-op. Leadership/Spirit Awards sponsored by Investors Group (Paul Bourgeault) were received by Isaiah Fox, Spencer Fox, Tyler Wendel and Cameron Oleksyn. Herdsman Awards sponsored by Sunlife Fi-

nancial (Colin Muller & Larry Brossart) were awarded to Isaiah Fox, Ashlee Wolfe, Aayden Oleksyn and Shyla Rothwell. The All-Star jacket award sponsored by Masterfeeds was given to Derek Oleksyn and the Rate of Gain Plaque sponsored by Headline Tarentaise was awarded to Travis Curran. Our 2012 members include Isaiah Fox, Wyatt Radics, Abby Radics, Ashlee Wolfe, Tanner Wolfe, Jayden Skauge, Ethan Skauge, Spencer Fox, Jacob Feige, Travis Curran, Jessica Radics, Peter Fox, Garret Feige, Aadyne Oleksyn, Reagan Schutte, Tyler Wendel, Taylor Harris, Shyla Rothwell, Tyler Curren, Litney Curran, Teagan Oleksyn, Cameron Oleksyn, Derek Oleksyn, and Jensen Wendel.


Dave and Krista Erixon, Regional Grand champion Jacob Fiege Patty Soloducha of the Prince Albert Exhibition Association.

Litney Curran with her Grand Champion female, Judge Shannon Eaton and Travis Curran showing his calf.

Judge Shannon Eaton with Wild Rose 4-H Club Grand Champion Garret Feige.

Charity steer brings in $25,750 Derek Oleksyn with Jacob Feige and his Wild Rose 4-H Club Reserve Champion.

Canwood’s Whispering Pines Place was the beneficiary of the $25,750 sale of this year’s 4-H Charity Steer, courtesy of the Canwood 4-H club. It was the club’s turn to raise a steer and choose a charity to receive the proceeds from its sale at the Regional Show and Sale June 4 in Prince Albert. In the end, the steer sold three times, maximizing the fund raising dollars. It first sold to the Canwood Multiple

4-H Club and the friends of Whispering Pines Place for $13,000. To top off the bid, Scotiabank matched the first $5,000 raised. The group put the steer back up for auction and the Saskatchewan General Employees Union bought the steer for $5,000. The final buyer was Parkland Meats, of Shellbrook.

Tyler Curran with his Wild Rose 4-H club Reserve Champion Female.


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The Spirituality of our Garden Dave Whalley DLM(R) Knox United Church As our garden has been seeded and is growing nicely and has already produced some wonderful fresh produce, I have been reflecting on what a gift God has given us in “Good Orderly Direction (GOD). We can look to our own gardens for direction in our daily living. I planted four squash plants and they represent: 1) to squash indifference, 2) to squash selfishness, 3) to squash gossip, and 4) to squash grumbling. If I do those four things in my life, I will be helping build a better and more accepting community in which I live. I love lettuce and so I planted four rows of lettuce which helps direct my life in good relations with my neighbors, friends, and family: 1) lettuce be faithful to our God, 2) lettuce be kind to all people I know, 3) lettuce be patient with all the people I know, and 4) lettuce really love others, which is the second Great Commandment. I love peas so I planted three rows of peas to remind me of my spirituality in wholesome relationships with others: 1) I need pease of mind in my life, 2) I need pease of heart, and 3) I need pease of soul, which is given to me through prayer and meditation. I also need some turnips in my garden if I am going to live in community with others: 1) turnip for meetings, 2) turnip and do service for others, because it is more blessed to give than receive, and 3) turnip and help one another in God’s world. I need spice in my life, so I should plant something that improves the taste of food, such as thyme:


1) thyme spent with others who need support, 2) meaningful thyme with family, and 3) meaningful thyme with friends. If I water my garden and cultivate on a regular basis, I will get much produce and I will reap what I sow. This summer may you all have a productive garden, both produce-wise and spiritually. May the Scriptures and the Spirit direct your lives as you cultivate your “gardens”.

Teach your children the spirit of generosity

Life experience has taught us that, as the saying goes, it really is better to give than to receive. Generous individuals make friends easily, and it’s not only about gifts and money. Giving your time can mean so much to a loved one or child who is craving your attention. This summer, make the most of your time off to nurture the giving nature in your children. Here are some ideas to get started: Birthdays with a twist. Is your child celebrating a birthday this month? Instead of trying to compete with the Joneses, ask your child if he or she would like to receive one large gift and have everyone donate the money they would have spent to a charity your child chooses. Though there may be some initial resistance, explain how a few birthday dollars can help another child in need, protect a child from disease, or plant a vegetable garden to feed a whole family. For ideas, the gift catalogue from Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is available online at www.

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Life stories on display “I Have Laid Aside Business, and Gone A’Fishin’” Izaak Walton, English Writer, 1593-1683 The title of this article does not quite accurately fit the situation – I was at my business when the fishin’ came to me. Several months ago, I had the good fortune to meet the nicest young couple, Gwen and Mike Andruik. They came into the Gallery to look around and, on discover-


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ing my father’s old fishing tackle displayed in shadow-box frames, returned the same afternoon to introduce me to Mike’s Great Uncle, by way of the contents of a rusted, creaky tackle box and a laminated diploma. Let’s just call him ‘Uncle Bud’ from here on, because as Mike says “everyone knew him by that name.” I could hardly wait for him to open the tackle box and the first thing to catch my eye was a life-sized, skillfully-carved wooden mouse. I get excited each time I see old family belongings, especially something hand-made, and love to hear any stories the owners share about the keepsakes. I begin to form a little bond with the pieces right away. Then I’m left alone with them


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to arrange a layout, clean and mount each of them. Where the owners leave off with the tale, each piece picks up the yarn and reveals a little more about itself as I’m working on it. For instance, Uncle Bud drilled two holes behind Mouse’s pin-nail eyes and inserted two identical rubber ears which he must have cut himself (with the precision of a surgeon). Mouse was missing one of his ears and was a little off balance until I poked around (all old tackle boxes smell acutely foul) and found it in one of the compartments. I manipulated the little ear back into its socket and we’ve been great friends ever since. Let’s get a little into Uncle Bud and Mike’s story, then, and a little is all we have time for as he was a genuine individual with a rich past. Robert H. Thomas worked with his hands. He was a gunsmith during WW2 - Master Craftsman (Armorer). “He spent his whole life hunting, fishing, trapping, telling stories and helping others,” says Mike. Now there’s a fellow we’d all like to know! However, he may not have been


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someone who placed great importance on the documentation of his life. Mike says he had to convince Uncle Bud to allow him to rescue his crumbling taxidermy certificate before it completely disintegrated. He took what still held together and had it laminated, returned it to him, and inherited it when his Uncle passed, “when he was 98 years young”. Mike and Gwen wanted it framed as well. It is missing portions along the right edge, but still retains all the printing and reads: The Northwestern School of Taxidermy “Taxidermy Taught in all its Branches”. This certifies that R.H. Thomas has honorably completed our Course of Study in Taxidermy and having satisfactorily passed the examination prescribed by -This School- is pronounced Worthy of Graduation and entitled to this DIPLOMA. In Witness Whereof our signatures are hereunto affixed. Given at Omaha, Nebr., this 19th day of Feb. 1930. G.(?)W. Elwood, President and R.B. Elwood, Secretary. After choosing a frame for the diploma they left me with the tackle to come up with some ideas for framing and to see what information I could dig up on some of the more interesting pieces. There were eight good-sized handcrafted lures and many interesting manufactured pieces, dating from 1920 onward, to pick from. We decided to make a layout with all the hand-made pieces in one long shadow box and another with the most interesting manufactured pieces in another to match. This way, the three pieces could be displayed as a set - a framed diploma in the centre with a long shadow box on either side. Then I got on to researching what I could find out about these old fish-tempters. I started with the hand-crafted pieces and typed “folk art tackle” into my browser and we were off. I found quite a number of collectors’ sites and examples of very creative lures. In my opinion, Uncle Bud’s mouse, wooden plug complete with feather wings, chromed steel sturgeon (may have been cut from a shoe horn), and paw-paw

“Uncle Bud’s” old fishing tackle on display.

with wooden discs and screws for eyes, stand up against any of the work I discovered out there. Then I dove into manufactured antique tackle sites. Rescue Me! Woman Overboard! I found myself drowning in an ocean of tackle buffs, a tempest of collectors’ websites, and way, way too much information to wade through (I can’t extend that metaphor any more without getting arrested). I searched for some kind soul to help me out, discovered the Canadian Antique Fishing Tackle Association and contacted Board Member Jason Halliday. All I can say to and about Jason is, “a great big thanks to Ye of the Old Tackle Brethren!” He was very generous with his time and knowledge. I emailed pictures of the pieces that caught my eye and he spoke to every piece but one (and he emailed me later to let me know he put the word out to the brethren and will get back to me if anyone comes up with the origins of that one). Now, none of the pieces were particularly valuable (I did see some pieces going for hundreds and more), but there was interesting history attached to many of the pieces anyway. After recording Jason’s input, I did a little more independent research on some of them, like “gutta-percha” lures. But, there’s no room here for all I discovered, so maybe another time.

Jason was impressed with Uncle Bud’s handiwork, too – especially the mouse and the sturgeonshaped piece with its etched details of the gills, fins and tail lines. He also praised Uncle’s ingenuity when incorporating wire and metal rigging (probably obtained from old manufactured pieces) into his designs. I typed up a document for Mike and Gwen so that they’ll have as much information as I could reasonably dig up to keep with the framed pieces. This kind of job is where my work becomes more than my occupation. Some day, I’ll find the perfect words to express how I feel when I’m allowed to take part in honouring someone’s memory. Coincidentally though, I just finished reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté, and found that she, over 150 years ago, said something much better than anything I can come up with. So from the sage’s mouth: “Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.” And valued he was, by many I’m sure, but especially by his Great Nephew, Mike. - Pam Yule operates the Right Angle Gallery in Big River. She quotes smart people all the time. Her business slogan quotes Kahlil Gibran: “Work is Love made Visible”. Contact her at rtangle@ or 306-4695750


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MILLER – Mrs. Marjorie ~ 1926 – 2012 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mrs. Marjorie Irene Miller announce her peaceful passing on June 29, 2012 surrounded by family at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert at the age of 86 years. Marjorie was born on JJanuary 7, 1926 in Ardath, S SK to Wilfred & Ruby Vinccent. She was the older of tw two girls. Marjorie, along w with her sister Hazel and th their parents moved to the R Rozilee District in 1934. M Marjorie began school in ggrade three and continued uuntil she finished grade ten. G Growing up Marjorie enjjoyed helping with chores oon the farm, and often went sswimming in the Shell Riveer, she played softball with hher friends and attended ddances at the Rozilee Hall with her parents. After finishing school Marjorie began working at the local meat market in Shellbrook and this is where she met her future husband Robert Miller Sr. They were married May 7, 1948 and settled in Shellbrook.Marjorie was a long time member of the Knox United Church and a life member of the U.C.W. Marjorie was a homemaker and spent her days raising her three sons, Bob, Glen and Lorne. Through the years she enjoyed many different interests such as sewing clothes for herself and her family, listening to her favorite records and watching her boys play their sports. Marjorie had a lifelong involvement in the farm, she was raised on the farm and that interest followed her through her whole life. When her sons were young farmers she loved bringing meals out and talking about farm business, she loved to be a part of the farm. In later years she took up bowling, golfing, and gardening. Marjorie took pride in looking after her own yard until she was 81 years old. Marjorie loved to travel with her family, Robert and her made many road trips to Shaunavon to visit family. They also traveled to Vancouver Island, to Arizona and Blythe, California and especially loved going to Waskesiu with family to golf every year. Marjorie loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Attending graduations, weddings, and following all their activities from curling to dance brought light to her day. She was soft spoken, kind, funny and a thoughtful woman who was always thinking of others well-being over her own. Marjorie leaves to cherish her memory her children, Robert Miller Jr. of Shellbrook; Glen (Bev) Miller of Shellbrook; Lorne (Patty) Miller of Shellbrook; her grandchildren Cheryl & Grant Archilbald of Cold Lake, AB and children Cody & Dane; Ryan & Lindsay Miller of Airdrie, AB and children Carys& Isla; Stefanie & Mike Lawton of Saskatoon and daughter Kate; Marliese& Tyson Kasner of Shellbrook and son Will; Lisa Miller of Saskatoon; Kimberly Miller of Shellbrook; Michelle Miller of Shellbrook; Christine Miller of Shellbrook; and her sister Hazel Canaday of Shellbrook. Marjorie was predeceased by her parents Wilfred & Ruby Vincent, her husband Robert Miller Sr., her daughter in-law Linda Miller, and her brother in-law Bill Canaday. As for the wishes of Marjorie, there was a private family funeral service held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Knox United Church with Rev. Darren Wooff as officiant, interment was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Marjorie to the Shellbrook& Districts Health Services Project. Emailed condolences sent to will be forwarded to the family. Beau”Lac” Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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RITCHIE- Mrs. Anna Mary Ritchie, age 95, late of Shellbrook, passed away in Parkland Terrace Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Anna was born in the Rayside district on July 20, 1916 to John and Mary Miller. She grew up on the family ffarm, helping with the cookin ing, gardening, and helping ffeed thrashing crews in harvvest time. She always had a ppet dog on the farm, and in llater life liked to help look aafter Larry and George’s ddogs. During the War era, A Anna’s brothers joined the m military, and Anna went to a bomber factory to work aas a riveter. In 1948 she m married Clifford Ritchie, aand they farmed northeast oof Shellbrook. They raised three children, George, Jean and Larry. Soon there were grandchildren, and she was always on the go to sporting events. Anna and Clifford moved to Shellbrook in 1974 to enjoy retired life, and spend more time with the grandchildren. This year she was blessed with the birth of three great grandchildren. We all love you Mom, and we will miss you. Anna leaves to cherish her memory, her children, George (Arlene) Ritchie of Big River, Larry (Margaret) Ritchie of Shellbrook, Jean Ritchie of Shellbrook; three granddaughters, Krista (Randy) Martin of Saskatoon, Danica (Omar) Menzies of Saskatoon, Dara (Tony) Norman of Columbia, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Anthony Norman, Aubree Martin, Sophia Menzies; two sisters-in-law Doreen Miller of Shellbrook, Ruth Miller of Burnaby; one brother-in-law Erwin Hansen of Surrey, BC; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Ritchie; her parents John and Mary Miller; her sister, Alma Hansen; her brothers, Paul, George, Carl, Henry, Joe and Otto Miller. The funeral service was held at Knox United Church in Shellbrook on Friday, July 6 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Darren Wooff as officiant. The eulogy was given by Meg Ritchie. The organist was David Hjertaas, and the hymns were sung by the Community Choir. The pallbearers were Larry Ritchie, George Ritchie, Randy Martin, Bob Miller, Omar Menzies and Bob Kasner. Memorial donations may be made to the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project. Interment was in the Shellbrook Cemetery. Condolences e-mailed to will be forwarded to the family. Beau”Lac” Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

ANDERSON - Nan (Agnes) passed away peacefully in Dawson Creek, B.C. at the age of 94. Nan was predeceased by her husband Peter and son Bill. Nan is survived by her daughter-in-law Jean and family and daughter Brenda and family. Nan also leaves nieces, nephews, and their families in her native Scotland.

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Woods back on the trail to magic ‘18’ Where would sports be without statistics? No one would know who the playoff contenders were if somebody didn’t keep track of the wins and losses. Batting titles, Most Valuable Player awards, scoring championships . . . all based on stats. So it was intriguing the other day to read a story online about the most significant numbers in sports. The author determined that ‘18’ was today’s most significant number. (We’ll get to the ‘why’ a little further down.) If you’re a baseball fan, you know the magic surrounding 56. That’s the consecutive game hitting streak accomplished in 1941 by Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees. Pete Rose got to 44 in the 1980s, but no one has come closer. It’s regarded as one of sports’ most unbreakable records (other than, in some quarters, 18). If you’re a hockey fan,

50 used to be the magic number. A 50-goal season was Hall-of-Fame territory, but now the record is 92 in a season (Wayne Gretzky, naturally). Do you recognize 212? That’s Gretzky’s one-season point total and if DiMaggio’s 56 is unattainable, then The Great One’s 212 has to be equally insurmountable. Basketball has Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. Football? The 2,104-yard rushing season of Eric Dickerson. But the number of most significance in 2012 is 18 — the number of major golf championships won by the all-time leader, Jack Nicklaus. Tiger Woods — love him or hate him — is at 14 and will be gunning for No. 15 this week at the British Open in England. At the age of 36, Woods has more money than he’ll ever need. He has 74 tournament titles, only eight short of the all-time record of 82 held

by Sam Snead, so it’s almost a given he’ll eclipse that one. The 18 majors, though? To him, it’s a sacred number and the golf

and the PGA in August) to get closer to Nicklaus’s magic 18. If Tiger gets close in the next couple of years,

community is divided on whether Woods will get there. Since winning three PGA tourneys this year (Bay Hill, the Memorial, and the AT&T), Woods’s fans are convinced Tiger is all the way back from his post-scandal slump and health woes. But he blew a chance to win June’s U.S. Open after leading at the halfway mark and has two more ‘major’ chances this year (England this week

the whole world will be inundated with the importance of ‘18.’ It’s the perfect number for a golf record, right? • CBS’s David Letterman, on the 28-mile swim competition around Manhattan Island: “The winner gets a trophy and hepatitis.” • Headline at “Mike Holmgren finally admits to friends that he’s working for Cleveland Browns.” • Ex-Sonics GM Bob Whitsitt, to the Kitsap Sun, on life as a 50-something: “We’re on the back nine. We just don’t know what hole we’re on.” • Stu Hackel of, after Chris Johnson of Canadian Press tweeted ‘Co-

CTF Slams $23 million payday for the MP pension plan The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is reminding Canadians that Canada’s Members of Parliament will celebrate another big financial win June 30, with the quarterly deposit of another $23 million taxpayer dollars into the Parliamentary pension plan. Under regulations adopted by cabinet, instead of investing pension funds into the market, MPs simply pay themselves interest at the end of every quarter at a compounded annual rate of 10.4 per cent. The fund has grown by $69 million in the past twelve months, and now tops $950 million. “By charging taxpayers 10.4 per cent interest on their pension plan, MPs retirement savings continue to outperform just about every other pension plan in the country,” said CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas. “When you combine over $90 million of interest payments they’ve charged us with $26.7 million in taxpayer-funded contribution to their pension plan, they’ve helped themselves to $117 million in taxpayer funding, while putting in only $4.5 million themselves,” Thomas continued. “It’s highway robbery.” For the year ending 2009-10, taxpayers contributed $102.6 million, while parliamentarians chipped in $4.4 million, a $23.30 to $1 ratio. In 2010-11, taxpayers contributed $110.7 million, while parliamentarians chipped in $4.5 million, a $24.36 to $1 ratio. And the CTF estimates that taxpayers contributed $25.81 to the parliamentary pension plan in 2011-12 for each $1 that federal politicians contributed. By the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year next March 31st, at the current 10.4 per cent interest rate, the MP pension plan will top $1 billion - money to be shared between current and future MPs and Senators, 561 retired parliamentarians and their spouses. “It certainly provides peace of mind, knowing that you are one of a thousand people with a piece of a billion-dollar nest egg,” said Thomas. “I can understand why there was nothing in the actual budget legislation about reforming MP pensions, even though action was promised

in the Finance Minister’s budget speech.” The 425-page budget bill amended 70 separate federal laws, and rightfully postponed the age that younger Canadians can begin to collect Old Age Security benefits from age 65 to age 67, but failed to reform MP pensions. Thomas took the government to task for tabling the 2010-11 annual report on the MP pension plan nearly 12 months after the end of the fiscal year. “We’ve have to provide an estimate on the current state of the plan, because MPs won’t give us up-to-date numbers. The 2011 fiscal year ended three months ago and we probably won’t get to see the annual report until some time in 2013.” Prior to the 2011 federal election, the average MP pension topped $55,000, but the average pension for 60 high-priced politicians who retired in 2011 was over $71,000. “To put that in perspective,” said Thomas, “the average new Canada Pension Plan monthly pension in 2012 is $534.10. The average MP who retired last year is getting a monthly pension of $5,970.” If Canada’s four million CPP pensioners were paid like the average newly retired MP, it would cost $284 billion, more than the entire $276 billion federal budget for 2012. MPs can start collecting their pension as early as age 55 after only six years of service. Thomas noted that the Parliamentary pension fund ‘returned’ 10.4 per cent in the past twelve months, while the S&P/TSX composite index lost 12.2 per cent. The Canada Pension Plan, which managed to report its results just 47 days after its year end, achieved a return of 6.6 per cent last year. “Unlike the Canada Pension Plan or private pension plans, such as the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, there are no investments and no assets to back up this billion-dollar boondoggle except the ability of MPs to raid the wallets of taxpayers whenever they choose,” said Thomas. “Yet, retired federal politicians cashed pension cheques for more than $53 million in the past 12 months, and none of the cheques bounced. Go figure.”

lumbus signs goalie Curtis McElhinney to a two-way deal’: “The Blue Jackets are cornering the market on non-elite goalies.” • Steve Rushin of on Twitter: “Dilemma. Yankees vs. Red Sox tonight, but you only have one 5-hour energy drink. Do you watch first six innings or last six?” • R.J. Currie of “Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick agreed to a 10-year, $58 million contract extension. This sounds like a get Quick rich scheme.” • Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle, on recently traded Carlos Lee, now of the Miami Marlins: “It had gotten to the point that when a game announcer mentioned a slow roller, viewers didn’t know if he was referring to the ball or Lee. Truthfully, Lee really isn’t fat. He’s just big-boned. Big, heavy, slow-moving bones. And despite the general sentiment, he is in some sort of shape. Round.” • Comedy writer Alan Ray, on why Magic centre Dwight Howard is a fivetool player: “He can not only score, pass, and rebound, but also whine and complain.”


• Headline at “Anthony Davis encourages young kids to work hard and grow seven inches as a high-school senior.” • Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “This one is now making the rounds on Twitter: LeBron to Kobe: “Why didn’t you answer my call?” Kobe: “I only heard one ring.” • Bianchi again: “Why are the Washington Nationals so concerned about Stephen Strasburg’s pitch count? They must be saving his arm for when he eventually signs with the Yankees.” • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “Dolphins have started a Fin Club in which fans can earn ‘loyalty points’ by attending games and spending money. I am starting a Win Club in which the Dolphins can earn fan loyalty by winning games.” • Cote again: “Boston traded fan favourite Kevin Youkilis to Chicago. I’ve never seen so much attention paid to a man changing sox.” Care to comment? Email brucepenton2003@



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AUTO RECYCLERS Hwy. 2 North - Pine Village Mon. - Fri. 8 am to 5 pm Sat. 9 am to 3 pm (excluding long weekends) RR 5, Site 16, Comp 13 Prince Albert, SK S6V 5R3

Ph: 306-922-2210 Fax: 306-922-2689

• CONSTRUCTION • Leask, SK • Framing, Concrete, • Exterior/Interior Finishing Residential & Farm Building

Allan Autet

466-2159 466-7771



A & A Trading Ltd.

CC Carbin Contracting Ltd.

For All Your Used Car and Truck Needs Email: Cell: 306-747-7168 Fax: 306-747-3481



Prince Albert 960-8659

Kwik Kerb Continuous Edging Suits:

Building Futures Together Serving our Communities in Debden and Big River Debden

For all your Grain Hauling needs.

Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic

Dr. Wayne Diakow Dr. Stephen Malec Dr. Carolyn Haugen Dr. Nicole Lacey

This Space Is Waiting For You

Phone 764-2288

Central Optometric Group


Keep Your Business In The Public Eye And A Quick Reference At Your Customer’s Finger Tips.

306-922-0003 TF 1-877-477-6863

3 - 210 - 15th Street East, Prince Albert S6V 1G2

PHONE 764-6311

Madeleine 747-2442




Shelltown Plumbing & Heating


LEASK 466-4811

Courteous, professional, reliable, plumbing, heating, gas fitting services

1-877-898-8248 (TAIT)

Phone 747-4332

General Insurance Health Insurance Motor Licence Issuer

RCM Curbing

A division of FYI Doctors 3 - 2685 - 2nd Avenue West


CANWOOD 468-2227





747-7905 747-7905

Ph 747-4321 anytime

Drs. Degelman, Miller, MacDonald & Fink



Sheldon Moe Contact: Sheldon Moe

Debden, SK

Prince Albert

2995 2nd Ave. West South Hill Mall, Prince Albert, SK

• Electrical Contracting • Residential • Commercial • Farm • Telephone & Data • Commercial Contracting Trench • Maintenance • Trenching •Services Contact

Rocky Road Trucking Ltd.


Au.D., BCC - HIS Doreen Chyz, BC - HIS

Larry Adamko, Joe Clyke After Hours 960-1921 SERVICE Chris Lucyshyn After Hours 960-4916 SALES Brent Karr 232-7810


Contact Rocky Couture Cell (306)468-7872 or (306)724-2176

Dr. Jodi Haberstock,


AUTOMOBILE 1-131 Service Rd. East, Box 457 Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0

Wayne Timoffee Kelsey Bremner Andrea Langlois


Shellbrook, Sask.

Call Today:

Service - Parts

(all makes of vacuums welcome



763-3202 #2-150-32nd St. W. Prince Albert, SK (behind Pizza Hut)





This Space Is Waiting For You

D & S Mechanical Services Inc. Commercial Refrigeration Res. & Com. Air Conditioning Plumbing • Heating Gas Fitting

100A - 10th St. East Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Y7

Keep Your Business In The Public Eye And A Quick Reference At Your Customer’s Finger Tips.

Shellbrook & Area Tel: 306-747-3170 Cell: 306-981-6869 Cell: 306-747-9317

Fax: 763-0410

• Garden Soil & Bark Retention • Mower Strips • Driveway Borders & Edges • Landscaping Contouring • Paving Borders • Carparks








BMW Plumbing & Heating


• Pump & Fuel Injector Overhauls • Drive-In Bay Service • Power Performance Products email:

phone (306) 764-6856 fax (306) 763-9540


Preferred areas of practice: Wills, Estates, Real Estate

Big River


EAVESTROUGHING • Complete Autobody Repair • Lifetime Warranty • Auto Glass Repair • Paintless Dent Repair 492 South Industrial Dr. Prince Albert


Eavestroughing • Fascia Soffits • Siding

Tyson Kasner Cell Phone Number





J &H Electric

747-2828 (24 hrs.)

• Pre-arrangements Available • Monument Sales Dave Hjertaas

Tammy Smart

John Couture Greg Spencer Fred Pomrenk Donna Lovberg Marjorie Brossart



Jake Verbonac

WilcoxZuk-Chovin Law Office

Harry Groenen

Kimble Bradley

Bronze cemetery plaques made at Mont Nebo, Sask.

Residential, Commercial & Agricultural Wiring & Trenching

Phone: 468-2853 Fax: 468-2252


email web:

(306) 747-5592

Build our community: Buy locally manufactured


Box 381, Shellbrook S0J 2E0 Serving Shellbrook & Surrounding area

747-2641 Shellbrook

Call Today:

Madeleine 747-2442

Licensed Gas Fitter/ Journeyman Plumber New Construction & Renovations Furnace/Boiler/ Airconditioning Free Quotes 1-306-883-2350 Cell: 1-306-883-7467


Spiritwood, SK. S0J 2M0

Greg Olson Ph: 747-2990 Cell: 747-8148 Parkside



Barry West, Owner/Operator

Your Best Move! 922-1420

Total Lot Care

• Snow Removal • Roto Tilling • Levelling • Material Hauling • Finish & Rough Cut Mowing

Trac Skid Steer Dump Trailer ~ Tractor Call Cal at


The Classifi fieds July 13, 2012

Place Your Ad Ph: 306.747.2442 Fax: 306.747.3000

Reaching over 10,000 people weekly. Personal Classifieds: $13.25 for 20 words + 20¢ additional words for the 1st week. Additional weeks: $7.75/week + GST. Classified Display: $17.50/column inch. Minimum 2 column inches - $35.00 + GST. For All Other Advertising Please Contact Our Office at: Ph: 747-2442 or Fax: 747-3000 Email: news: advertising: P.O. Box 10, Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0 Advertising Deadline - Monday: 5:00 p.m.

Subscriptions $57.00 + $2.85 (GST) = $59.85/year

SWNA Blanket Classifieds Reaching over 6 million people weekly. Cost for 25 words: Saskatchewan market .........$209.00 One Zone ............................$86.00 Two Zone ..........................$123.00 Alberta market .......................$259.00 Manitoba market ...................$179.00 BC market .............................$395.00 Ontario market ......................$429.00 Central Ontario ..................$139.00 Eastern Ontario ..................$143.00 Northern Ontario ..................$82.00 Quebec market English ...............................$160.00 French ................................$709.00 Atlantic market ......................$159.00 Across Canada ..................$1,770.00 (excluding French) Career Ads “Reaching Over 600,000 People Weekly” Rates: $7.79 per agate line Size: 2 col. x 2” ............... .....$424.00 Deadline for Booking/Material Tuesdays @ 12 Noon Contact the Shellbrook Chronicle 306-747-2442 or Email: All prices plus applicable taxes. NOTICE This newspaper accepts advertisements in good faith. We advise that it is in your interest to investigate offers personally. Publications by this paper should not be taken as an endorsement of the product or services offered.

FOR SALE - Venmar Constructo 1.5 Air Exchanger Heat Recovery unit like new, was $1500 will sell for $750. RV camping supplies, new gazebo $75, mesh carpet to put under awning $100, propane lantern $10, dual packet storage box for your truck box $75.00. Ph 306-764-1363. TFCH

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FOR SALE Rough lumber and timber in all dimensions and lengths, up to 20’ long. Log siding, tongue and grove; panelling and Birch fire wood. Check out our website at Call 469-2490, Big River TFCH

AUTOS FOR SALE FOR SALE - 1997 Ford ½ ton pickup, body in good shape, needs engine work, will run. Ph: 4664428 3-30CH

MACHINERY FOR SALE FOR SALE - 489 NH 9’ haybine, 847 NH small round baler, good working order, $2,500 for both. Ph: 7242151 2-28CH FOR SALE - 1988 Case IH 1660 combine w/1015 pickup header, 3,368 hrs. plus straight cut headers, Kirby shaft spreader. 190 hp. Ph: 724-4827 2-29CH FOR SALE - 2 New Idea balers, asking $2,500 each; 930 Case asking $4,000; 12x68 mobile home $7,500 Ph: 724-4750 2-29CH

BINS FOR SALE FOR SALE - 3 Westeel Rosco 3,300 bu. bins, wood floors, $2,000/bin or obo. Ph: 468-2675 4-31CH

MACHINERY FOR RENT FOR RENT - Bin crane rentals Ph: David Collins 306468-7171 4-30CH

LIVESTOCK FOR SALE FOR SALE - Registered Black Angus bulls. Yearling and 2 year olds. Reasonably priced, well developed bulls. Not force fed, but carry enough condition to go out and work your pastures. Transformer, Kodai, Raven, Master and Diversity bloodlines. $100 deposit will hold until May 1. Tours welcome, for more information please call Christopher at West Cowan Apiaries 469-4970 or 469-7902 23-30CH POPLAR RIDGE ANGUS offering: Registered Purebred Black Angus yearling bulls. Quiet disposition - Easy calving – Semen tested

& pasture ready. SHELLBROOK SK 306-747-3038 TFCH

WANTED WANTED - All kinds of feed grain, including heated canola. Now distributors of feed pellets with up to 36% protein. Marcel Seeds, Debden Ph: 306-724-4461 TFCH WANTED: standing hay to cut and bale in Shellbrook/ Prince Albert area. Phone Glenn at 747-3038/9813653 2-29CH

HOMES FOR SALE HOME FOR SALE - 2011 Quailridge Park Model home, fully furnished, with full size stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, electric fire place, entertainment centre with stereo surround sound, skirting, garden doors, etc., Delivered to your lot for $49,900 + tax. 306-468-2224, Cell 425-348-8948 4-28CH SHELLBROOK HOME FOR SALE - 213 3rd Ave. East, 763 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 1½ bath. Received huge reno in 2011, new treated fence and deck, large garden, paved driveway, close to both schools, all appliances included. Asking $140,000 obo. Contact Brett 747-7637 or 7473009 2-28CH FOR SALE - 216 2nd Ave. W. in Spiritwood. 1,034 sq. ft. 2 bedroom house c/w detached garage; across the street from both elementary schools. 306-382-4038 8-36CH

Find It In The Classifieds


LAND FOR SALE FOR SALE - 160 acres, 57 tame grass, rest native grass. Some bush, Good building sites. Large dugout and electric fence. RM of Canwood #494. Ph: 7244903 8-32CH

LOT FOR SALE FOR SALE - 128’ x 98’ lot on Centennial Park. Lot #510. Ph: 7472839 4-28CH

FOR RENT FOR RENT Room 208 Main Street, Spiritwood. Perfect for massage therapist, nail technician or business office. $300/ month, utilities included. Ph: 8833436 or 883-9313 3-28CH FOR RENT - Parkside Housing Authority is accepting applications for a 2 bedroom Seniors unit. Please contact Colleen at 7472369 evenings for more info. 2-28CH

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED - Casual farm help wanted for hay making and general farm work. Call 466-4428 3-30CH BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WORK FROM YOUR CASTLE! Do you have 10 hrs a week? Teach over the internet. Free online train-

ing. Flexible hours. Great retirement income.



YUNGWIRTH - In memory of Alvina Yungwirth. - Love from your granddaughters, Darla Bruneau and Emily Bruce

YUNGWIRTH - In memory of Alvina Yungwirth. Sweet memories will linger forever; Time cannot change them, it’s true; Years that may come cannot sever My loving remembrance of you. - Vivian & Fabian; Janet & Brent and Marlene

SERVICES CUSTOM FENCING - Call Darcy for pricing. 306883-2662 or 306619-9000 4-31CH

AUCTIONS AUCTIONS Three Lake Lots Selling by Ritchie Bros. Unreserved Auction, Saskatoon, SK July 31. Two lots at Wakaw Lake and One lot at Chitek Lake. These lots will be sold to highest bidder regardless of price. For more information visit or call 800.491.4494 COMING EVENTS

C O M I N G EVENTS - 12-40 and Beyond Self Guided tour. Celebrating 10 years. “An Adventure in Rural Life” Look for the bright red elevators that mark the trails on this 10th Anniversary self guided tour! Marcelin, Leask, Blaine Lake, Hafford, Saskatchewan. Saturday, July 28/12; Sunday, July 29/12. 9 am to 8 pm both days. C O M I N G EVENTS - Come and Go Tea for 50th Anniversary of Mike and Annette Kinnaird, Sat. July 14, 2 to 4 p.m., Shellbrook Community Hall. Everyone Welcome. No gifts please.

Detailing Technician Shellbrook Chevrolet Buick GMC is currently looking for a permanent full time Detailing Technician. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual that is very detail orientated. We offer a great benefit package for our staff. Please call 306-747-2411 or fax resume to 306-747-3090.

Advertising Deadline is Monday 5:00 p.m.

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Turn to the Classifieds to find your next • Job • Car • House • or Anything else you want!

$13.25 for 20 words 20¢/additional words 2nd week is only $7.75

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In Memory y In memoriams may be put in the Chronicle for $ 19.00 (30 words) plus 20¢ per additional word Photo - $10.00

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Great Family Home For Sale

3+1 bedroom 1,175 sq. ft. bungalow in Shellbrook. Open concept with vaulted ceiling in kitchen and living room. Close to schools in a great neighbourhood. Quick possession available. $239,000

Call 747-7545 for viewing


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July 13, 2012

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across Saskatchewan? blanket classifieds delivers an exclusive audience! For more information call Shellbrook Chronicle 747-2442

From the desk of the Recreation Director By: Cassie Bendig These hot days are keeping us busy and finally allowing us to enjoy being outside! The playground program is a very busy place the next week. On July 17-19 the Public Health Nurses and our local Nutritionist will be putting on “Kids in the Kitchen” from 10am – 1pm. This will be for kids ages 7-12 years. This program will teach children about important ideals in the kitchen as well as how to make healthy snacks and meals. There is a separate menu every day and no cost. If you would like to register your child, please stop by the playground program at the scout building in Kinsmen Park between 8:30am and 3:30pm. This coming week will be sport experience camp week! On the 17 from 6-7pm will be water polo at the Shellbrook Swimming Pool, the 18th Ul-

timate Frisbee at W.P. Sandin High School football field from 1-3pm and on the 19th will be soccer from 1-4pm also at the W.P. Sandin High School football field. Water polo is for ages 8-18 years, ultimate Frisbee for 12+ years and soccer for all ages. All sport experience camps are free! Just show up at the appropriate times to sign up and test out a new sport this summer. Within the next month, the museum will be re-shingled – thanks to the Town! The Town Council has approved to pay for there- shingling of our poor museum. Our museum needs some major TLC and this is one of our first steps. Thank you again to the town, and if you would like to help in anyway, contact myself and we can set up volunteering and/or a donation of any kind. Thank you to those who have assigned

a couple hours of their summer to help volunteer at the museum. Some of the volunteers include members of the Legion, Pentecostal Church, Anglican Church and general members of our community. The before and after school program is not succeeding like most of us wanted it to. Unfortunately this highly demanded program, is not gaining the interest that it had demanded. I had multiple phone calls to my office asking that we start some sort of Before and After School Program here in Shellbrook. I took the initiative to set up the program, we had a registration night, and well our list of registrants is not very impressive. We have added a part-time price to the cost to help gain more interest. Full time spots (5+ visits/week) costs $150/month/child and part time (4 or less visits/ week) will cost $110/month/

child. If this helps to gain your interest, please contact myself immediately. If we do not reach a certain number of registrants, the program may not run at all. Weekly Health Tip: Hot and sunny, that has been our weather lately. That means lots of time is spent outside and we may be having more of those “summer beverages” than water. Make sure to drink one glass of water to every “summer beverage” to keep yourself properly hydrated and to help avoid heat stroke. Have a great week! Cassie Bendig Shellbrook Recreation Director office – 747-4949 cell – 747-9098 email –

35th annual

pre-harvest consignment equipment auction

Kramer’s Big Bid Barn • North Battleford, SK


A Large Auction Featuring Harvest Equipment, Haying & Livestock Equipment, Tractors, Sprayers, Trucks, Trailers, Seeding & Tillage, Industrial Equipment, Vehicles, Lawn & Garden, RVs, ATVs, New Shop Tools & Equipment and More

See for listing & photos. Updated daily! Call for flyer!

TO CONSIGN CALL 1-800-529-9958



1-800-529-9958 See more photos and information at

SK Provincial Licence #914618 • AB Provincial Licence #206959

July 13, 2012

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY A U T O M O T I V E TECHNICIANS: Diesel, General and Body Shop. Ford experience an asset. Full benefits, aggressive pay plan, stable positive work environment. Join the most award winning dealership in Alberta. The Denham Group Wetaskiwin. Email David: d-pickar@dealer or toll free 1-800-232-7255.

TRADES & CONSTRUCTION HELP LR Truck Centre has openings for 2 full-time Heavy Truck and Trailer Mechanics for their Swift Current, Saskatchewan team! You will work on suspensions, brakes, drivelines, engines, transmissions, electrical, HVAC, air, hydraulic systems and safeties. To apply, you must be a 4th year apprentice, journeyman or have equivalent experience. You must also have the ability to become SGI certified in inspections, and have your own tools. For all your hard work, you’ ll receive $23 - $33/hour, based on experience, and a vast array of benefits. To read the FULL job

description, and to apply online, please visit job35089

HELP WANTED NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect


Collector Car Auction July 20 & 21, 2012 ALL INDOORS Credit Union Event Plex Evraz Place. Regina, SK. Don't Delay Consign Today! David (306) 631-7207 Steven (306) 570-7253 Bob (306) 690-6263 www.thecollector Country Boy Ent. Inc. PL # 318206



New Canadian Greenhouse: Majority interest in greenhouse joint venture / franchise. Exclusive to SK. This greenhouse grows pure, healthy food produce - year round in all weather and climates, with less water. Irrigation with 43 minerals is a first. It runs on heat and electricity from our new biomass generator - no fossil fuels. Value added products. We will build the structures, and train staff for operations and sales. The first phase is 1.5 acres and will expand. This business is sustainable and markets are Western Canada and the U.S. We can build low cost staff housing. 778 475 1561 in Coldstream B.C.

NIGHT CLEANING SUPERVISOR (Fulltime). Marquise is looking for a hands-on night cleaning Supervisor at Regina Airport. Must have previous management & cleaning experience. Resumes to: shein or fax: (1)306-522-0167

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

CAREER TRAINING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535 a d m i s s i o n s @ WELL-PAID/LOWSTRESS Career in Massage Therapy. Train without giving up your day job. How? Check out www.mhvicarsschool.c om or call 1-866-4910574 for a free career information package.

FEED AND SEED BUSINESS SERVICES PARDON/WAIVER FOR WORK AND/OR TRAVEL? Guaranteed Fast, Affordable, Criminal Record Removal. Call for FREE Consultation. Qualify Today & Save $250.00 (limited time offer). 1-800-736-1209, www.pardonsand BBB Accredited.


Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM Western Commodities 877-695-6461 Visit our website @

& provide us with your e-mail address to receive our weekly e-mail, with pricing indications and market trends.

FOR SALE RURAL WATER TREATMENT Tell them Danny Hooper sent you.




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.


ECI STEEL INC. PRINCE ALBERT, SK. HWY # 3 E & 48 ST (306)922-3000


V-I-P CLUB TICKETS Available exclusively for fans in Rural Saskatchewan BRYAN ADAMS June 21st in Regina NEIL DIAMOND July 13th in Saskatoon JUSTIN BIEBER Oct 16th in Saskatoon Henry Burris’s Return Hamilton vs Riders July 28th at Taylor Field Labour Day Classic Bombers vs Riders Sept 2nd at Taylor Field CLUB SEATS are Available for all Saskatchewan Roughrider games. Call David at DASH TOURS and JUST TICKETS 1-800-909-3274


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Saturday, July 21st in Calgary. Hotel & Dinner packages or. Just Tickets are on sale now. For complete details go on line to or call Dash Tours and Tickets at 1-800-265-0000. One Call and You’re There.

HEALTH SLIMDOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.



PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLKS OF LAND. PREMIUM PRICES PAID WITH QUICK PAYMENT. SOLD EXAMPLES Aberdeen - 1 1/4’s Bengough - 22 1/4’s Bedson 2 1/4’s Bethune - 2 1/4’s Blaine Lake - 245 acres Bruno 14 1/4’s Cupar - 5 1/4s Davidson - 6 1/4’s Eastend - 2 1/4’s Elfros – 26 1/4’s Emerald – 22 1/4’s Eastend - 2 1/4’s Foam Lake - 7 1/4’s Grenfell - 3 1/4’s Kelliher - 10 1/4’s Harwarden - 1 1/4’s Lestock - 21 1/4’s Lake Alma – 14 1/4’s Marcelin - 7 1/4’s Moose Jaw - 8 1/4’s Nokomis - 8 1/4’s Ogema - 56 1/4’s Prince Albert - 1 1/4’s Punnichy - 5 1/4’s Saskatoon - 2 1/4's Semans - 12 1/4’s Simpson - 10 acres Viscount - 5 1/2 Wadena - 4 1/4’s Wakaw - 5 1/4’s Watrous/Young 31 1/2 Mobile Home Park Weyburn - 21 1/4’s Call DOUG 306-955-2266 EMAIL: Letter of appreciation: I have sold some land to Doug Rue in 2011. I am looking forward to selling more with him in 2012. I have made a new trusted friend. Ed P.


High Quality Canadian Built Modular Homes & Cottages Over 175 Plans to Choose from. 60-90 Day Turnkey 10 Year Warranty Regina, SK Toll Free: 1-(855)-494-4743 Visit us online:

AVAILABLE BACHELORETTE I am looking for a gentle, sensitive man who likes motorcycles, toys, enjoys cooking and great barbeques. Has a good circle of friends, a good relationship with his parents and respects women. At 42, I am in great shape. 5'7 and 141lbs, I work out and take care of myself. I have a very successful career that I love. I enjoy traveling, skiing, boating, horses, bikes, planes, fine dining and I would like to learn to play golf. Deep down inside I am just a little ol' farm gal from the sticks. I am a loving lady and I can see myself married to a man who is smart, caring, loving, passionate and respectful. Matchmakers Select 1888-916-2824 Guaranteed service Face to face matchmaking, customerized memberships thorough screening process. Rural, remote, small towns, isolated communities & villages 12 years established Canada/US

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. WARMAN 55 PLUS ACTIVE ADULT LIFESTYLE Large Ground Level Townhomes 306-2410123 www.diamond

STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDING HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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

FARMLAND WANTED QUICK CLOSING! 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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