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Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Friday, July 26
Performers entertain the crowd under the big tent during the Lilies in Bloom festivities.
Honeywood Heritage Nursery Lilies es in B Bloom Dark, heavy clouds provided a billowing canopy for the festivities, threatening but holding rain. Car after car pulled into the Honeywood (Dr. A.J. Porter) Heritage Nursery on July 21 to celebrate the annual Lilies in Bloom festival, where parking spots were created and shared, with strangers directing traffic and guiding the vehicles safely into place. After the exiting of cars and trucks and the liberal application of bug spray, the crowds worked their way towards the faint sounds of music and the colourful beckoning of all the flowers in bloom. The large turnout was somewhat of a pleasant surprise for Judy Harley, manager of the nursery, who had been keeping one eye on the ominous skyline. “I’m really happy with the turnout, considering the weather,” she said. “It’s a lot better than I thought it would be at 3:30 this morning when the thunder
and the lightning hit.” “People amaze me, they never fail to amaze me that they come out and support us. They are happy to see what we have here, and we get lots of compliments.” Those compliments are certainly warranted. A tour of the grounds finds well kempt flower beds throughout, with nicely maintained paths and shrubbery leading and dotting the scenery. All of this, clearly, does not happen overnight, and Judy and her staff have been working to keep up with some natural conditions that have not exactly been ideal. “I’ve been worried about the lilies and what they’re going to do with all this moisture, because they don’t like to be this wet. They are doing a lot better than I thought they would,” she said. “The weeds love this weather, and they have popped up. The other lady that works here . . . she has spent days
ts and nights out in and days and nights ng. She takes a halfthe lily field weeding. eds out every day.” ton truckload of weeds ncluded tours of the The celebration included ds, where flowers blossoming grounds, were available for purchase. It also inntertainment, as cluded musical entertainment, well as the presencee of a numoths, all ber of artisan booths, fety of set up under the safety a large tent. est Many chose to rest on the scattered pic-nic tables, still dryy n under the benign clouds, and enjoyy a hamburger or icee cream cone. nWhile the mainistenance of the hises a torical site involves lot of hard work, it also involves monetary support. ack Page Continued on Back
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Members of the Shellbrook Town Council get an audience with MP Randy Hoback on July 17 to voice their opinions on local issues. Clockwise, from the top: Patty Hughes, Richard Fromm, MP Randy Hoback, George Tomporowski, Kelly Hoare, Bruce Clements.
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Member of Parliament Randy Hoback spent some time touring his constituency last week and lending an ear to local community members. He says that the goal of the tour is to get a sense of the issues concerning the people, and to use the information that he gathers to help effect change. “That’s one of the things that we always want to do, is make sure we are representing constituents properly back in Ottawa, and the best way to do that is to be out there and talking to them, and listening,” Hoback said. Throughout the tour, which spanned July 15-19, Hoback made himself available at designated locations within various towns, and welcomed community members to stop by and voice their opinions. The topics that people brought up were wide-ranging, and included things at the federal level as well as local concerns. “In some cases you are explaining why things are happening the way they are. In other cases they are telling you what’s happening in their community,” he said. Hoback said that the most recurring topic was the Senate issue. “People are always talking about, a combination of ‘Do we need the Senate? What role should the Senate serve? . . . Why didn’t you fire those Senators?’ You have to explain to them that you can’t fire them, you’d like to fire them in some cases, but the reality is that they are appointed until they are 75, and unless they are convicted to a criminal offense it’s pretty hard to remove them . . . In the same breath, we are working with the Supreme Court of Canada to see the path forward. Once we know what the path
forward is, what we can and can’t do . . . then we can make the appropriate changes,” he said. Other arising issues that hit a little closer to home involved the rain and the flooding many have experienced, and how disaster programs work in various parts of his riding. He addressed the Canadian Wheat Board and other issues concerning local farmers, and was even asked to touch on the labour shortage in the province. “Another reoccurring thing that we hear all the time is we need skilled workers. The shortage of labour out here, it’s (in) every town. There are projects sitting there where you just don’t have anyone to hold the shovel and put it in the dirt. Those are the things I take back to Ottawa.” He also mentioned a few potential solutions to the labour problem. “Whether it’s (workers) coming in from Ontario or other areas where they have higher unemployment, you know that would be the preference, but if that isn’t an option than we have to look at where those skill sets are available abroad.” The attendance at most of his tour stops has been modest, which Hoback claims is a good thing. “Generally it’s fairly quiet, generally people are pretty happy with what’s going on in the province, they are pretty happy with what the government’s been doing,” he said. Issues and politics aside, the tour is also an opportunity to meet with the people and get to know them on a more personal level. “Some of them just want to come in and visit, and that’s fine. I enjoy that too,” he said.
Shower at Cameo Hall A shower was held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Cameo Hall to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Nicole Grypiuk, daughter of James and Rose & Jordan Kaufmann. LeeAnn Fusick who sat at the guest register welcomed family and friends at the door. Georgina Hill was MC for the evening. Nicole and Jordan were joined at the head table by Ni-
cole’s sister, Jennifer Keyowski and cousin, Stacey. Nicole’s niece, Payton Keyowski, who will be a flower girl in the wedding, helped with the presentation of gifts. A beautiful cake was made by Robbie Ross for the occasion. Their wedding will take place August 3, 2103 in Shellbrook.
July 26, 2013
Christopher Dean, chairperson of the Centennial Committee (left), presents Murray Kasun, treasurer of the Shellbrook and District Health Services Project, with a cheque for $6709.
Health Services Project continues to bring in funds Fundraising continues for the final expenses of the Parkland Integrated Health Centre, though the finish line, somewhere off in the distance, is starting to come into focus. Murray Kasun, treasurer of the Shellbrook and District Health Services Project, says that rooms in the facility are still available for purchase, as general fundraising is ongoing. “We’re also fundraising for furniture and fixtures for rooms, like chairs and tables and televisions,” he said. He went on to comment, however, that the remaining debt from the project is starting to look very manageable. “As far as the overall debt, once our multi-year pledges come in, and the 2013 levy comes in, that debt will be retired.... This time next year the project, as far as the building and the landscaping and the entire grounds, that will be paid for. It will just be the furniture and fixtures that we’ll be trying to collect some money for.” As far as the money for furnishings, what started out as a hefty sum has been whittled down by generous donations. “We started out at $450,000, and we’re down to $270,000 now, somewhere in there. So hopefully by next year we might even have that done too.” The generous stream of donations from individuals towards the project has come in many different forms. Kasun claims that when the project began about ten years ago, some people chose
to give money right away, while others said they wanted to wait until the project was approved. An additional group of people chose to wait until they saw some construction, and some wanted to wait until they saw that the facility was up and running. Throughout the process, however, Kasun claims that most donors were true to their word and came up with the money at the appropriate stage in the project’s development. Many are wondering when the grand opening of the new facility will take place, but Kasun says they are choosing to wait until everyone has had a chance to settle in to their new home. They want to make sure that the sod and the landscaping and the paving are complete and compacted, and they would like for the furniture and fixtures that they have ordered to be in place. Finally, they want to wait until the facility is functioning at full capacity, with emergency services and everything else in full swing. Ultimately, Kasun says, the decision regarding the grand opening is not up to them. “It depends on the Ministry of Health, because they’ll make the decision on that . . . but we asked them to delay it.” Christopher Dean, chairperson of the Parkside Centennial Committee, presented Kasun a cheque on July 17. The $6709 donation came from funds raised at the ACT Amateur Hour that was
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held as a part of Parkside’s Centennial celebration. Dean says that right from the initial inception of the idea to reenact the old Amateur Hour, there was no question as to where the funds should be donated. “The whole committee, when we discusses the reenactment of the ACT Ama-
teur Hour and how it used to benefit the tuberculosis and that, it was a unanimous decision that (the money) should go to this project because that was kind of keeping with the whole theme,” he said.
July 26, 2013
Hate never yet dispelled hate On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin—an unarmed, 17-yearold, African American male—was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighbourhood watchman. After a trial, a jury of his peers found Zimmerman to be not guilty of any crime, agreeing that he acted in self-defense. With Trayvon no longer with us, only Zimmerman knows what truly went down that fateful night, but the shooting and the trial have sparked international interest, and reignited the flames of an issue that has yet to be extinguished after all these years. A week after the trial, more than 100 rallies were planned throughout the United States in order to protest the verdict. Somewhere in between the facts of the trial, a racially charged conversation emerged, kick-starting a heated debate. “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” President Obama said a few days after the verdict was read. “And when you think about why, in the African American community at least, there’s a JON lot of pain around what happened here, I SVEC think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking ~ at this issue through a set of experiences Reporter and a history that doesn’t go away. There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.” After all this time, and so much so-called progress in this part of the world, why do these events persist? A 2009 documentary titled The Anatomy of Hate by Mike Ramsdell We are attempts to find the root of racial, ethnic and fighting sexual prejudices that exist throughout the against world. The documentary contends that hate powerful, comes from fear, a fear that is biologically inbiologically grained within us and then, at times, nurtured to blossom. ingrained “Fear is good, as Darwin and Freud and impulses, other folks point out,” comments Sheldon cultivated Solomon, a social psychologist interviewed and throughout the film. “If we weren’t afraid, we nurtured wouldn’t be alive. So fear of snakes, that’s a over good thing . . . But the difficulties arise when time. our fears shift to the symbolic mode, when self-preservation is no longer an issue.” “When you think that somebody is attacking your way of life, that really is just psychologically equivalent to challenging your physical existence,” he says. In other words, when we blindly hate, we are taking this inherent fear and falsely directing it where it doesn’t belong. Biologically our body feels threatened, which makes us violent, and willing to die for a fight that has nothing to do with survival. This is something that we are born with, but the nurture aspect of the cycle is perhaps just as powerful. Philosopher Sam Keen states in the film that, “Every society gives to its children a predisposition to look at certain things, and to ignore other things . . . We are taught to suspect people, we are taught that the enemy is untrustworthy.” This knowledge, however, opens a window for a solution, and offers some insight as to how the chain can be broken. “A society that would own the fact that its images of evil are images that they (instill) in the young, could then say, ‘Now what would it mean to educate for compassion?’” Keen says. We are fighting against powerful, biologically ingrained impulses, cultivated and nurtured over a very long period of time. But there is hope. “The great culture heroes are those who are the outlaws,” Keen says. “They are the ones who go outside of the social myth that has been given to them and explore other possibilities, and so they are the ones who bring the breakthroughs. So in that sense, changes in society will often be the result of remarkable individuals who say, ‘Wait a minute, this is not my story.’” The title quote comes from Buddha, and continues, “Only love dispels hate/ This is the law/ Ancient and inexhaustible/ You too shall pass away/ Knowing this how can you quarrel?”
Paul Martin Commentary It used to be common that when a visitor to the province asked: how long does it take to get across town, the standard answer was seven minutes. Not any more. One of the by-products of population growth has been increased traffic congestion and with that comes a longer commute time to get to work. An interesting new report prepared by SaskTrends Monitor on working patterns in Saskatchewan shows that the average commute time is going up, especially in the two major cities. The average one-way commute in Saskatoon is the longest – now just a few seconds under 20 minutes. Lloydminster is second and Regina is third at slightly more than 17 minutes. The easiest city to get around in is Swift Current at only 12 minutes devoted to one-way travel to work. Swift Current is also the least likely to see carpooling in Saskatchewan – with more than 80 per cent of workers travelling alone in their vehicle to get to their place of employment. *** The Saskatchewan economy is expected to be among the top performers in the PAUL country this year and next, according to MARTIN a new forecast delivered by TD Canada Trust. ~ The bank’s economics unit says Saskatchewan will lead the nation in export growth which is beginning to be a bright spot globally. And we probably would have been at the top of the pack, except for the flood in Alberta. The rebuilding process – which will require billions in investment and new construction to replace properties and infrastructure destroyed by the flooding – will spur economic expansion. This may be one of the few bright spots emerging from a story that is dominated by loss and difficulty. But here in Saskatchewan, the bank says export growth, led by potash activity, will help drive the provincial economy to growth of 2.6 per cent this year and 3 per cent in 2014. Employment growth is likely to remain strong as are retail sales but the forecast for new home construction – similar to other forecasts – is for a decline as builders have finally caught up to demand. ***
Activity at Saskatchewan automotive dealerships is heating up. The latest figures on volumes of new vehicles leaving the lot show demand is rising. Overall numbers of units being purchased rose by roughly 30 per cent from January to May, according to an update from Statistics Canada. Part of this no doubt is seasonality – it is more appealing to buy in the summer than the winter – but the increases have been steady, rising month=over-month all year. The big gains were found in the passenger vehicle category with the number of units sold by local dealers rising from 750 in January to 1,400 in May – nearly a doubling. Truck sales – a big part of the market in this province - went from 3,000 in January to more than 4,300 in May. This trend fits well with the rest of the country where sales growth was comparable. It also is a sign that consumer confidence nationally appears to be fairly strong with buyers showing little reluctance to commit to a major expenditure such as a new vehicle. *** For those who think housing prices in Saskatchewan are too high, this will come as a welcomed sign – home prices in Regina are declining. Not much, but they are coming down. That was one of the interesting findings of the mid-year data released this week by the local and national real estate associations. On a national basis, prices continue to move upward although demand is softening a bit which has many talking about a soft landing. Regionally, there was something of a divergence: Saskatoon prices continue to climb while Regina saw the opposite. According to the Association of Regina Realtors, listings continue to grow which may be a contributing factor in the average price decline, and activity fell back in June compared to the same month a year ago. Prices also moved down marginally, settling about two percent lower than the 2012 average. Interestingly the only other major city to see a decline was Vancouver. The association is forecasting that these moves will have a stabilizing effect on the market as increased inventory means buyers are now being favored.
July 26, 2013
Harper rewards Ritz’s loyalty Whether you like him or not _ and there toon Star Phoenix in a telephone interview. “There’s are few that sit on the fence when it comes a combination of stability there from some of the old to how they feel about the feisty Gerry Ritz guards, such as myself, as well as fresh people com_ his tenure as federal Agriculture Minister ing in taking on some roles to build towards the next is starting to become rather impressive. election in 2015.” While not quite yet in the category of SasIndeed, Ritz was one of the few ministers to mainkatchewan’s Jimmy Gardiner or Ontario’s tain his portfolio in this major cabinet shuffle in Eugene Whelan, it’s likely safe to say the which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Foreign AfBattlefords-Lloydminster MP has lasted fairs Minister John Baird, Natural Resources Minlonger in the portfolio than many thought ister Joe Oliver and Treasury Board President Tony he would. Clement were the only ministers who were not MURRAY This is, after all, a Conservative governmoved. MANDRYK ment with no shortage of talent from rural Saskatchewan’s other minister Lynne Yelich now Western Canada or even rural Ontario from becomes Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and ~ where most of the agriculture ministers Consular Services, losing her Western Economic Dehave come. velopment portfolio to Alberta’s Michelle Rempel. Prime Minister Stephen Harper clearly But while a long tenure as a senior role in the fedhad other choices in his most recent shuffle _ some of which eral cabinet will always be admired by many, a closer look at likely are more knowledgeable or have more hands-on ex- Ritz’s record suggests his political career has had its share perience in agriculture. of problems. So perhaps one of the more intriguing aspects of the reHe will forever be the agriculture minister that presided cent cabinet shuffle _ at least from the perspective of rural over the demise of the Canadian Wheat Board as a singleSaskatchewan _ is how Ritz has managed to last as long in desk seller _ a grand accomplishment to many and a bethe portfolio as he has. trayal to others. To hear Ritz tell it, it has much to do with him being a Less stellar, however, was his handling of tainted meat at right fit for the kind of cabinet Harper wanted to build. both processing facilities (remember “death by a thousand “It’s a great team, a good strong team,” Ritz told the Saska- cold cuts”?) and packing plants. One could add the end of
community pastures, the closing of the Indian Head tree farm for a pittance of savings to the federal budget and the demise of support problems that frustrated the Saskatchewan Party government. And as the senior Saskatchewan minister, his service to this province has to include the Harper government’s failure to make good on its 2006 election promise for more equitable treatment of our natural resource revenues by removing them from the equalization formula. That said, Ritz’s long tenure in cabinet may very well boil down to having the one quality that Harper most admires and rewards _ unfailing loyalty and dedication to the Conservatives’ political agenda. Why Gerry Ritz has been in cabinet so long was likely made evident a day after the shuffle when various news outlets began reporting stories of a leaked e-mail from the “issues-management department” in the Prime Minister’s Office. The memo advised partisan staffers to prepare incoming ministers with advice on things like “Who to engage or avoid: friend and enemy stakeholders” and “What to avoid: pet bureaucratic projects.” Of course, a veteran like Ritz would need no such briefing because he embodies the Conservative approach that Harper wants. So what we think of Gerry Ritz as agriculture minister actually matters little. What’s important is that Stephen Harper wants him in that job.
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Conservatives hurting Northern families Dear editor, The Conservative government’s mismanagement of the North has made its cost of living to soar and caused shortages of basic services, hurting families and jeopardizing the economic potential of the region. His bungling of adjustments to the federally-funded Nutrition North program has sent food prices skyrocketing, some reportedly as high as 250%. This makes the cost of living increasingly out of reach for families. Grossly inadequate housing has left too many without a place to live. Nunavut alone needs an estimated 3000 new housing units, and another 90 each year simply to keep up with population growth. Too many communities still lack access to fast, reliable internet service, undermining business development and skills training. And a lack of basic health and mental health
services is undermining the foundations of communities—the very basis of their prosperity. With bountiful natural resources and a quickly growing population, the North is building a strong economy. Yet its full potential cannot be realized if families cannot afford healthy food, cannot find a place to live and cannot get the supports they need. Mr. Harper needs to be more than a tourist when he visits the North for his annual Arctic photo-op later this summer— he should get in touch with the everyday realities of Northern Canadian families and commit to providing them the same opportunities other Canadians enjoy. Yvonne Jones, MP Liberal Party of Canada Northern Development Critic
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Abolishing the Senate
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and all Parliamentarians to let Canadian voters decide the fate of the Senate in a national referendum during the next election. At a press conference in Ottawa, the CTF also unveiled its referendum mascot, a giant inflatable balloon resembling former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy clutching an enormous briefcase of money, while holding his hand out to Canadians and asking for more. “You’ve currently got Senators under investigation by the RCMP for allegedly filling their pockets with taxpayer cash. You’ve got unelected Senators gutting legislation passed by the democratically elected House. And until Harper finally appointed enough Conservatives to form a majority, you had unelected opposition Senators blocking the elected government’s legislation,” said CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas. “It’s outrageous, in the 21st century, that unelected
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Senators are able to get away with these things.” “Senate reform has largely been a failure,” said Thomas. “It’s time to let Canadians decide whether they even think the Senate is worth keeping anymore.” “With two years until the next election, we’ve got the perfect opportunity to have a national debate followed by a national referendum on abolishing the Senate,” continued Thomas. “If a majority of Canadians vote to get rid of the Senate, then federal and provincial politicians will need to get with the program.” In the past, the CTF has taken the position of ‘elect or abolish’ the Canadian Senate, however CTF supporters have recently changed their tune. In a survey conducted in June, 65 per cent of CTF supporters favoured getting rid of the Senate altogether, while 82 per cent approved of holding a national referendum and letting Canadian voters decide.
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July 26, 2013
Solution to flooding of Highway 2 announced On July 17, Minister responsible for Water Security Agency Ken Cheveldayoff and the Reeve of the Rural Municipality (RM) of Buckland Don Fyrk announced that the RM is constructing a channel that will drain water flooding Highway 2 into the Little Red River. “The Water Security Agency completed a survey of the area last Friday and proposed this solution for the RM’s consideration,” Cheveldayoff said. “Now that we are proceeding with the work, we expect it will be about 10 days for the water to drain off the highway.” “We declared a state of emergency last week, which let us move ahead with this project rapidly,” said Reeve Fyrk
. “We began work to construct the ditch and install a larger culvert Monday and we are optimistic water will be flowing later today.” The RM has also hired the consulting firm AMEC who is looking at a longer term solution to take water from Sand Lake to the Shell River. In the interim, the new channel will take the water to a tributary of the Little Red River, which has sufficient capacity to handle the inflow. Rainfall in July caused Sand Lake to spill in a southeastward direction, causing flooding to a depth of about 0.5 metres and the closure of Highway 2 north of Prince Albert. In addition, flooding threatened three homes and yard sites.
Under the Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program, the Water Security Agency and the Ministry of Government Relations worked with these landowners and the RM. The Water Security Agency was created to lead implementation of the 25 Year Saskatchewan Water Security Plan. It will improve water management capacity and service to individuals, businesses and communities across Saskatchewan. This new agency brings together, for the first time, all of the major responsibilities related to water quality and quantity.
Conifers to consider by Sara Williams If you’re tired of the ubiquitous Colorado spruce, why not try a different conifer to add interest to your yard and contribute to the neighbourhood’s uniqueness. While most conifers need space and are better suited to larger landscapes, a few are perfectly suited to smaller urban lots. The follow-
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ing three are drought-tolerant once established and do well in full sun on well-drained soil. If ever a tree should have much wider availability and use, it’s subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa). A handsome evergreen with dense, bright green, flat needles that are exceptionally soft, subalpine fir has a stately narrow form and a spread of only 2 to 3 m. Abies is from the Latin word abire, “to rise”, a reference to its height (15 m), while lasiocarpa is from the Greek words, lasios meaning “shaggy,” and carpos, “fruit”, describing the attractive, dark purple oblong cones of about 7.5 cm (3 in.). The bark is smooth and ash-grey. Its relatively slender girth makes it suitable for both large and small areas, as a specimen tree, for screening, or hiding utility poles. But note: it is not tolerant of wet conditions. So plant in a well drained location (i.e. no ponding) and, except in the driest years, it does not require supplemental irrigation once established. If space allows, Siberian larch (Larix sibirica) should be high on your wish list. It is a large, fast growing tree, up to 18 m (60 ft.) tall that retains a pyramidal form and almost perfect symmetry throughout its life. The branches arch gracefully down, turning up at their tips. As its name implies, this species is native to Siberia and northeast Russia. It is much better adapted to dry conditions than its relative, our own tamarack (Larix laricina). The needles are soft, bright green and flexible. On new growth, the needles are single and spirally arranged along the branch. On older growth, needles form dense bundles on short pegs. Like other larches, the Siberian larch is deciduous, loosing its needles each fall. In spring, new growth is early and a lovely soft green. Fall color is an outstanding golden yellow. The male cones look like short catkins and wither once the pollen is shed. The female cones resemble small wooden rosettes and persist on the naked branches throughout the winter, maturing in one season. Because of its size, the Siberian larch is well suited as a specimen tree in larger urban yards, acreages and farm plantings. It is also used in shelterbelts where it establishes quickly. The fall color contrasts well with evergreens and the purple-red foliage of other trees and shrubs. Sometimes difficult to find, Black Hills spruce (Picea glauca var. densata) is an excellent conifer with a dependable track record and should be much more widely available. A variety of white spruce, it was introduced by the Black Hills Nursery of South Dakota in 1920. Black Hills is a denser and more compact form than the species. In addition, it has a narrower pyramidal form is better adapted to prairie conditions. It grows rapidly while young, has short, dark blue-green needles and an ultimate height and spread of 13 x 5 m (40 x 15 ft.). Use it as a specimen tree or as a grouping, as screen plantings and in shelterbelts. It provides food and cover for birds. Sara Williams is the author of the newly revised and ex-
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July 26, 2013
Wetlands a hot topic for farmers Wetlands have become something of a hot topic issues for farmers over recent years. High farm debt loads, at times razor thin margins, and more recently the allure of high grain and oilseed prices, have all conspired to have farmers thinking about draining every slough, pothole and wetland they have. Those are the economic reasons pressuring the loss of wetlands, but it goes farther than that too. With every larger air seeders, and sprayers, going around small one, two, and three acre potholes is at best a time consuming inconvenience, and at worst basically impossible to maneuver, It is just one more reason farmers think about bringing in the earth mover to drain the water forever. But there is a cost to water drainage, most of which are incurred somewhere downstream of the farm doing the draining. When a pothole, slough, or wetland is lost, so too is its water holding capacity. That means the water which was held in such lowlands, allowed to seep away slowly over time, will flow and eventually collect somewhere else. Potentially that is on a neighbour’s farmland, or ultimately it might contribute to a river flow contributing to levels which
can lead to flooding, and at times that will portance of wetlands locally. threaten urban communities.’ Aron Hershmiller, manager of the AssinUnderstanding what impact boine Watershed Stewardship any single drainage effort might Association (AWSA) in a recent have is not easy, although efforts interview commented, “wetsuch as the Land & Infrastruclands are sort of like the kidture Resiliency Assessment neys, it’s the filtration system for Project (LIRA) is beginning to water quality.” build such data for the AssiniThose wetlands not only filboine River Watershed. trate water locally, but provide On a primarily flat Prairie on-the-land storage capacity. landscape it is not always easy At a time when severe weather to predict where excess waseems increasingly prevalent, ter will flow, and mapping is that capacity has added value. CALVIN needed to help build better flow And there is of course the DANIELS models. value to wildlife, in particular Cameron Kayter, Land Reducks. Ducks prefer to nest in ~ source Specialist with Agriculsmaller water areas, and when ture and Agri-Food Canada, those lands are drained, ducks and the local LIRA project said suffer. at a seminar earlier this year in Yorkton, That all said, Hershmiller noted, “wetthe data around Prairie hydrology is lim- land loss is obviously happening.” ited. So the project focused on “what hapA new program is hoping, at least in the pens outside of riverine (near river) areas.” Assiniboine Watershed to recreate some LIRA was looking “to identify drainage wetlands. paths in a landscape,” said Kayter. Farmers in the Watershed may be eligible That will help define details for a water- for new funding to put drained low-lying shed which flows eventually down the As- wetland and slough areas back to their natsiniboine River, and can threaten Winnipeg ural state. in high flow years. “It’s for wetlands that have been lost, or But farmers must also recognize the im- drained in the past. We want to put them
back on the landscape and compensate you (producers) for it,” said Hershmiller. Through the program producers can receive up to $3,500 per acre for re-establishing previously-drained wetlands. Hershmiller said the new program is a partnership including AWSA, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Environment Canada through its Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund. The program is hoping to reestablish 115 acres of wetlands, which in itself may not seem that significant. But what the program does is establish a sort of precedent in regards to establishing some compensation values for wetlands saved as wetlands. The program recognizes farmers could generate some crop dollars from drained land and so pays farmers compensation for up to 10-years to put it back to water. Wetlands, and in fact wildlife lands in general, bluffs and tree stands, are important for reasons well beyond those of the landowner, and the new program recognizes that. That in itself may be the greatest value of the program, helping establish a system where a broader cross-section of society invests alongside farm landowners to save wetlands.
Crop report July 9 to 15 Warm weather continues to help advance both crop development and haying progress. Saskatchewan livestock producers have 29 per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and 27 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Ninety-three per cent of the provincial hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality. Sixty-six per cent of fall cereals and 65 per cent of spring
cereals are considered to be at a normal stage of development at this time of the year. Sixty per cent of oilseed crops and 72 per cent of pulse crops are considered to be at a normal stage of development at this time of the year. Most parts of the province received varying amounts of rain last week, ranging from trace amounts to 72 mm with a provincial average of 16 mm. Flooding, hail and wind
When opposites don’t attract Warm weather might have taken down the crop conditions in the U.S. this past week but across the board in the Prairies, fields continue to look like they’re in great shape. Granted, this is more of an aggregate statement as some areas across Western Canada have been hit hard with extreme rainfall, hail, and wind. This in mind, all but the estimated wheat production this year was upgraded by the Agri-Food and Agriculture Canada recently, as they see a bigger barley and canola crop. While the optimism is there in the field, the market and corresponding prices think the opposite. What is definitely helping the wheat market is lowerthan-expected yields out of Russia, one of the largest producers in the world. This is significant as many Middle Eastern and Asia countries are looking to the Black Sea region (includes Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan) for improved supplies than last year’s drought-stricken crop. Case in point, the new Egyptian supplies minister (the guy put in charge by the interim military government) says that Egypt will need to get back into buying wheat immediately. The country consumes about 750,000 metric tonnes every month, 90 per cent of which is subsidised for breadmaking purposes. Staying in the wheat complex, China continues to buy supplies up like contractors at a lumber sale at the Home Depot.
Since the beginning of July, China has bought over two million tonnes of wheat from the likes of the U.S., Canada, France, and Australia. This in mind, Paris-based analytical firm Strategie Grains recently said they expect to see the European Union export a record of 22.3 million tonnes of wheat this year. Their reasoning is that the demand is there (read: China) and that smaller supply from Australia and Argentina makes E.U. wheat more attractive. This implies less competition for Canadian exports as well! Coming back to the Prairies, it was noted this week that producer car shipments in Western Canada have fallen 35 per cent over this time last year. The immediate reaction from supporters of the Canadian Wheat Board was that they called this all along and it is undermining the producer’s bottom line. There is warrant in that argument as the savings can be $1,000-$2,000 per car, but with higher grain prices this past year, I think more producers didn’t have a problem hauling their crop into local elevators and/or terminals & paying the fees/tariffs. The situation may change though as we are more than likely to see lower prices this fall (as compared to last year) on the good crops likely coming in and the profit margin isn’t as wide. To growth, Brennan Turner President, FarmLead.com
caused significant damage in some areas. Insects and diseases also contributed to crop damage. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 82 per cent adequate and six per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and seven per cent short. Farmers are busy haying, spraying and hauling grain.
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This class photo from the Shellbrook Heritage Museum collection was donated by W.T. Bill Smith who is in the middle row. Back row: Frank Sokolowsky, Russel Kennedy, Dave Roberts, Leonard Harvey, Ted Sokolowsky, Tom Bibby, Johnny Halliwell. Middle Row: Frank Zawada, Allan Miller, Bertha Sillespi, Marion Wilson, Lillian Stevens, Lois Canaday, Joyce Fisher, Joyce Mansfeld, Anne Hislop, Sylvia Wilkinson, W.T. Bill Smith, Earl Jewitt, Miss Miller. Front Row: Bernard Lybon, Reta Mortensen, Betty Schaan, Alba Roberts, Joyce Shapira, Shirley Mansfield, June Goudal, Ronald Hadley. The photo has two dates 1946 and 1948 and has Grade 10 on the back of the photo and Grade 10-11 on the back of the frame. If you can clarify this information, please call Alanna Carswell at 747-3769.
Shellbrook Museum’s one room schoolhouse
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan – June 23, 2013 – In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Shellbrook Heritage Museum is sharing a series of articles focusing on a part of its collection. The homesteaders and homemakers highlighted in previous articles sought not only a better life for themselves but for their children and commonly viewed education as a foundation. When a community had enough students, it applied for a school grant. Saskatchewan schools in the late 1800’s were voluntary and taught the 3Rs—reading, (w)riting, and ‘rithmetic. It was hoped that schooling would facilitate legal communication around homesteading and prevent con artists from taking advantage of immigrants who did not speak Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill MP Rob Clarke La Ronge 711 La Ronge Ave Box 612 S0J 1L0 Phone: 306-425-2643 Fax: 306-425-2677
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English. In the early 1900’s, schools continued the 3Rs with some adding school gardens and agricultural lessons. While school was free, most students in the late 1800s and early 1900s left after achieving the mandatory Grade 4-5 to take up responsibilities on the family farm. The Museum has a furnished one room schoolhouse from the Rayside School District #2808. It is a typical schoolroom with blackboard, teacher desk, student desks, and cloak room. Senior visitors may recognize the readers and the roll down maps. With a little imagination, one can hear a spelling bee, catch the laughter of outside games, sense the anxiety of a visit from the school inspector, and witness the splendor of an elaborate Christmas concert with students proudly presenting plays, poems, and songs. The Shellbrook history book, Treasured Memories, explains that the first Shellbrook school was built in 1910 when the Pleasantville and Parkview schools became overcrowded. It was located at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 1st Street. Miss Dowling, a first year teacher, was hired. The student population served by the Shellbrook school rapidly outgrew the one room and in 1912 a two-storey brick building opened with D.L. Fitzpatrick as principal and teacher and Miss Dowling as teacher. On January 16, 1913, the Shellbrook Chronicle reported the results of the annual meeting of the Shellbrook School District No. 252. Some expenditures listed are: “Paid teachers’ salary $1140.00”, “Paid for erecting an repairing schoolhouse, outhouses, etc. $3345.19”, and “Paid for school library and reference books $10.95”. Another growth spurt in student population doubled the two rooms to four in 1919 with the separate “Little” school added in 1923. These classrooms served the student population well into the 1940’s. The current Shellbrook high school
name honours W. P. Sandin who dedicated over 18 years of service to improving local schools. Sandin commented that his greatest challenges were obtaining funding and agreeing on the location for schools with the Department of Education which supports the truth of the adage “History repeats itself.” The one room schoolhouse model has modern admirers. Authors of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined admire the one room schoolhouse’s student centered approach because the teacher had to customize learning and the learner had to practice independence. In a multi-grade environment, senior students had many opportunities to review and consolidate learning when they or the teacher taught content to junior students and junior students had previews of future content and concepts. Students practiced self-discipline as they worked independently on teacher-assigned activities. The one room schoolhouse model leverages the diversity within its learning community. The Museum Committee and Friends of the Museum continue to invest energy in inventorying the collection. The inventorying process is the first step as the museum moves from storing artifacts to telling their stories. If you would like to help, please drop in to see Alanna Carswell at the library or call Marlene Fellows at 747-2475. The Museum welcomes monetary donations for inventory show cases and other donations to help better display items to tell their stories. Please make donations to the Town of Shellbrook to receive a receipt. (A Mrs. Zelickson was quoted in the article on homemakers. Research suggests her first name was Sarah.)
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Shellbrook Town Council meeting highlights Minutes of a meeting of the council of the Town of Shellbrook held in the council chambers of the Municipal Office in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, on Monday, July 8th, 2013. Present: Mayor George Tomporowski, Alderwomen Lois Freeman, and Kathleen Nording, Aldermen Bruce Clements, Amund Otterson, Lyle Banda and David Knight Mayor George Tomporowski called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. That we adopt the minutes of the meeting of June 24th, 2013 as circulated. That we accept the following Committee reports as presented: Public Works, Hospital and Dr. Recruitment That we accept the statement of financial activity and approve the payment of the regular accounts being cheque numbers 2312 through 2406 in the amount of $321,469.77 and payroll deposits DD903 to DD945 and payroll cheque #’s 2356 and 2367 in the amount of $53,811.84 as set out on the attached list.
That we approve the following revisions to the Tax Free For Three Policy: Residential – if a new house is sold prior to the end of the 3 year term, the abatement is not transferrable to the new owners Business – Developers who build homes for resale purposes only and not for their personal residences, will be subject to the tax free for three years abatement and that remaining net abatement shall be transferrable to the purchaser upon the sale of the home That we appoint Councilor Clements as Deputy Mayor for a four month term. That we refund the deposit of $3,100.00 on Lot 6, Block 49, Plan 102108642 and we reverse the amount owing in Accounts Receivable in the amount of $27,900.00 That as the appeal deadline was missed on Roll #’s 638, 814, 822, 2500 and 2501, we leave the assessment values as provided by our assessor for 2013. That we write off $7,599.81 showing on account for Canada Post as the payments were received and receipted as incorrectly
Canadians living longer Canadians are living longer and health- hances the quality of life of Canadian seier lives. The number of Canadian seniors niors with a modest monthly stipend. In will nearly double by the year 2030. 2012-2013, the OAS pension provided 5.2 Our government, recognizing the strain million seniors with $40.4 billion in benthat the increasing number of seniors will efits. place on the Old Age Security OAS consists of the basic system, has introduced changpension, the Guaranteed Ines to ensure the sustainability come Supplement (GIS), and of the program, while improvmonthly allowances for eliing flexibility and choice. gible low-income people 60 to Changes include voluntary 64 years of age. deferral, which gives seniors Our government is aware the option to delay the receipt of the challenges facing seof Old Age Security funds for niors. By adapting and imup to five years in exchange for proving the program we will a higher monthly amount. give seniors more options and ROB Also new is the automatic safeguard the future of the Old enrolment system, which will Age Security Program. CLARKE remove the need for many seAs always, I look forward to ~ niors newly eligible for Old your letters, e-mails and calls. Desnethé Age Security to apply before Write me at: Rob Clarke MP, receiving their OAS payments. House of Commons, 502 JusMississippi The automatic enrolment systice Building, Ottawa, OntarChurchill River tem is being phased in over the io, K1A 0A6. I hope you will next few years and those who find time to visit my website receive notification by mail http://w w w.robclarkemp.ca that they have been added to To contact me via e-mail use the program will not need to fill in appli- Rob.Clarke@parl.gc.ca or call my constitucation forms. ency office toll-free at 1-866-400-2334. The Old Age Security pension is funded Rob Clarke, MP by general tax revenues and is indexed by Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River the Consumer Price Index. The OAS en-
and not applied to the account. That we only abate taxes on Roll # 559 for 2012 and 2013 on the addition that was added as we will only go back two years. The total abatement will be $1,561.83 for the two years. That we advertise for a temporary position to fill a vacancy until October 31, 2013, with the possibility of full time after that. This position will cover Recreation, Economic Development and other office duties as required.
That we approve the proposed wage grid for the swimming pool with the following revisions: • Head Guard – $1.50/hr in addition to regular wage in recognition of the extra responsibilities • Returning guards will not continue to receive an increase of $0.50/year • This wage grid will be reviewed annually That we drop the price of Lot 10, Block 46, Plan 101898007 to $18,000 That we adjourn.
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BLAINE LAKE: Wapiti Library - Books, Movies, Magazines, Children’s Section, Internet, Printing, Study/Meeting Space, Proctor Service, Community Programming. Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 5-8, Friday 1-5. Contact us for more info 497-3130 www.wapitilibrary.ca. CANWOOD: branch of Wapiti Regional Library - NEW HOURS - Tues. - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thurs. - 12 :00 noon - 5: 00 p.m. STORYTIME - Thurs. 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Internet services available at the library. DEBDEN: Wapiti Library hours: Monday 3 pm - 7 pm. Afterschool Program 3:30 5:00. Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm. Librarian: Aline Hannon LEASK: Wapiti Library Hours: Tues. & Fri.: 1 - 5:30 pm & Sat., 1:00 - 5:00 pm. MARCELIN: Wapiti Library is open Tues. 11 - 4 pm; Thur. 3 - 8 pm. For information on all your library needs, please contact 306-226-2110. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Branch of the Wapiti Library located at 105 Railway Ave., West (Provincial building). Library Hours: Mon., 2 - 6:00 pm; Tues., 2 - 8 pm; Wed. 2 - 8 pm; Thur., 2 - 6:00 pm; Fri., 10 - 4 pm. Children’s Story Time: Fri. 10:30 am (Oct. - May). SHELLBROOK: Vacation Bible School - July 29 to July 31. “God Will Take Care of You” Children ages 7-12 are invited to attend a Vacation Bible School. It will be located at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 407 2nd Avenue East, Shellbrook. Each day starts at 1:00 pm and will ¿nish at 4:00 pm. To pre-register call Kari at (306) 497-2566 or Laura at (306) 747-3554. SPIRITWOOD: Witchekan Wildlife Federation 3rd Annual Gun, Hobby & Collection Show & Sale on Sat., Aug. 10, 10 to 5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 11, 10 to 3 p.m. at the Spiritwood Arena. Buy! Sell! Trade! Admission $5/Adults Under 12 Free. Concession on site. For info call Julian 306-984-4715 or Fern 306-883-2651
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Rodeo and Sports Days hosted by Ahtahkakoop First Nation The annual Ahtahkakoop Rodeo and Sports Days took place on July 20 and 21, and included tons of events that made for a packed two-day schedule. The festivities included soccer and ball tournaments, horse races, a number of children’s events, and of course a rodeo presented by the Kakeyow Cowboys Rodeo Association (KCRA). Playing fields and ball diamonds were active throughout the day, with many athletes competing for a chance to be the top team. A number of stations were set up for children to enjoy, including inflatable toys and skill-testing games. Concession stands kept their grills hot, and a stage was set up for a band and local talent to perform. The rodeo was one of the central attractions, built with anticipation leading up to the event, with temporarily confined horses and steers neighing and braying for the games to begin. The rodeo included a litany of events such as bareback and saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping, steer riding and bull riding. While the annual rodeo and sports days drew a nice turnout, the event is not about making money. “Not at all,” commented A.J. Ahenakew, one of the event organizers. “It’s about getting together, and bringing people to the community.” In fact, the event itself is funded by the community and donated funds. “We put money in from the band, and we get some sponsorships. We got a sponsorship from Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs CDC, (Community Development Corporation), we applied for some money from there,” Ahenakew said. “All that stuff there, it’s all free for the kids,” he said, pointing to an area of the grounds filled with running, laughing tots. “There are some prizes there, it’s all free. We let 12 and under in for free.” The organizing committee, made up of about ten individuals, meets often to decide what the event will look like each year. “We kind of go over the events from last year, see what worked and didn’t work, and kind of learn from that. Beach volleyball, it’s the first time we’re doing that. It’s something different,” Ahenakew said. While a lot of planning and effort go into the event, Ahenakew says that, at the end of the day, it’s worthwhile. “It’s worth it for the two days we can get together with everybody,” he said. The event is community driven, but Ahenakew says that another one of their goals is to bring in people in from outside of the Ahtahkakoop First Nation and treat them to a great time. “That’s the big thing, I think it’s community first, but we appreciate people coming to visit and seeing the community, people that haven’t been here before. That’s always good,” he said.
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Making history for the Children’s Wish Foundation in Saskatchewan
For the first time in Saskatchewan history, a major charitable home lottery is about to crown the province’s next millionaire. In recent years, home lotteries have become popular fundraisers for many charitable organizations. Traditionally, the lotteries are designated for larger population centres and focus on pre-built showhomes in Regina or Saskatoon. Winners must either move from their own homes or attempt to sell the newly won property. When the Children’s Wish Foundation established its goals for 2013, a major priority was to heighten awareness of the foundation’s work beyond just the major centres. The challenge was to not only meet the Foundation’s fundraising needs, but also to share the stories of Wish Kids from every region and corner of Saskatchewan. The result is an ambitious campaign, and the only one of its kind--a truly provincial home lottery fundraiser.
As Saskatchewan chapter director, Gay Oldhaver, explains, “Children’s Wish includes brave children in every town and community, so we knew that our Wish Home lottery had to be a reflection of that too. The whole province should be able to participate and share in the fun!” Thus, the Children’s Wish Foundation decided to take a leap of faith and make history with its twenty-fourth annual home lottery. The Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Children’s Wish Home Lottery won’t have to take a pre-built house in Regina or Saskatoon. With the million dollar prize, the winner can build their own custom-home anywhere in Saskatchewan . . . or simply take the entire $1,000,000 prize in cash. “How’s that for excitement?”, says Oldhaver, “We’re only selling 22,000 tickets. That’s less than the crowd at a Rider game, for goodness sake! Somebody’s going to win
a million bucks!” The “Wishes and Dreams” media tour has also grown to include stops in ten different communities, highlighting local Wish Kids stories from each region. As Oldhaver notes, “People need to know that these are our kids receiving these wishes--our kids facing life-threatening illness right here in our own communities.” “What’s YOUR $1 Million Dollar Wish?” carries a special meaning for the hundreds of volunteers and wish families who care so deeply about the work of the Children’s Wish Foundation. It reminds them of the excitement and joy that a wish provides for a child even in the midst of painful medical treatments and fear. The Children’s Wish Home Lottery is truly a caring, community project. All proceeds remain in Saskatchewan, reaching out to Saskatchewan children facing lifethreatening illness.
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Men and women often joke about needing their daily “sugar fix.” But the American Heart Association notes that the average American is consuming nearly twice the amount of sugar he or she should be, a mistake that could be jeopardizing sugar consumers’ long-term health. If sugar is a staple of your diet, then the following are a handful of factors that might make you reconsider your relationship with the sweet stuff. * Sugar may increase risk of diabetes. Studies have shown a link between sugar consumption and diabetes. A study published in the journal Diabetes Care revealed that subjects who drank one to two servings of sugar per day were 26 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who drank one serving of sugar per month or none at all. Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to weight gain, and overweight and obesity are risk factors for diabetes. And the quick delivery of sugar to your body from sweetened beverages can lead to insulin resistance and inflammation over time. * Excessive amounts of sugar can negatively affect your heart. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who got 25 percent or more of their calories from added sugars were far more likely to have low levels of HDL, also known as “good cholesterol,” than those whose diets included less than 5 percent sugar. Low HDLlevels increase your risk of stroke, heart disease and heart attack.
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Did you know? Blue eye shadow and eyeliners are making a comeback and are the trend for the spring/summer 2013 season. Blue in various shades from aqua to midnight was seen on models’ eyes at fashion shows around the world. Blue eye shadow may call to mind over-the-top, almost clownish makeup transgressions of the 1980s, so women should use it sparingly to make it look fresh more than 20 years later. Keep blue to lining the eyes or used as a light pastel wash over the entire lid. Those who are still a bit frightened by blue can stick with darker shades that come close to looking like black or brown. A sharp, thick cat eye in an azure shade can add a pop of drama. When using blue on the eyes, keep the rest of the face neutral with nude lips and maybe just peachy cheeks.
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James Hinchcliffe racing to stardom Hockey great Sidney Crosby, Olympic soccer to a bad start. Still, mark down 2013 as the star Christine Sinclair and PGA Tour player Grayear Hinchcliffe became a household name in ham DeLaet will garner their share of votes this the world of autosports. December as Canada’s athlete of the year, but a “It’s so cool to see how far we’ve progressed relatively new name — James Hinchcliffe — will and more and more fans are taking notice and be part of the mix, too. they’ve got a Canadian to cheer for and that’s In fact, the Indy Car driver, already the winner what it’s all about,” Hinchcliffe told Jonathan of three races in 2013, could run — sorry, drive — Brazeau of Sportsnet. away with the award. The next time Hinchcliffe presses down It’s been years since Canada has had a strong hard on the accelerator will be Aug. 4 at the presence in Indy Car racing. Paul Tracy was one of Honda Indy at Lexington, Ohio, going for vicBRUCE the world’s best at one time and Greg Moore had tory No. 4. Canadian driver of the year? For PENTON great potential but he died too soon. Before that, sure. Athlete of the year? Three wins in one the Villeneuves, Jacques and Gilles, were among year should probably be enough. Four would ~ the world’s best. Now, it’s Hinchcliffe. lock it up. The Oakville, Ont., native was the Indy Car Se• Steve Rushin in Sports Illustrated: “In ries’ rookie of the year in 2011 and was signed by New York, John Tortorella was relieved of Andretti Autosports to replace Danica Patrick in the Go his coaching duties for being too much like his own playoff Daddy.com car on the circuit. “I hope I can fill her heels,” beard (prickly, coarse and abrasive).” cracked Hinchcliffe. • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke.com: “Andy Murray won WimHe has, and more. Driving the No. 27 car for Andretti (the bledon, ending Britain’s 77-year championship drought. ‘Is same car number driven by the two Villeneuves), Hinch- that all?’ say Chicago Cubs fans.” cliffe won two of the first four races in 2013 — the Honda • Dom Cosentino of Deadspin.com, after Thomas Bjorn’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., in March and the Itaipa- errant shot out of the rough shattered the $80,000 lens of va Sao Paulo Indy in Brazil in May. Just to prove those two an ESPN camera: “Best of luck to the three or four producwins weren’t flukes, he captured his third checkered flag tion assistants who will now be sacrificed to cover the cost.” June 23 at the Iowa Corn Indy 250. He’s tied for the lead in • Matt Snyder of CBSsports.com, on the Miami Marlins wins this season with Scott Dixon, who won three races in hosting ‘Legends of Wrestling Night’ on Aug. 24: “The Mara row in July. lins will do just about anything to get fans to the ballpark Hinchcliffe would have loved to thrill his hometown fans — that is, other than putting a winning team on the field.” with a win at one of the two races in Toronto in mid-July, • Headline at Fark.com: “Yankees hope A-Rod rejoins but he came up short, finishing seventh in the first race and team next week. So do the other teams in the AL East.” 21st the next day when a stuck accelerator got the team off • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Dylan McCue-
Masone, who said on Twitter he’d run onto the field during Tuesday’s All-Star Game if he got 1,000 retweets, made good on his promise and got taken down – hard – by stadium security. So what’s his new nickname, Tweeter Dee or Tweeter Dumb?” • Golfer Sergio Garcia, to AP, recalling his first British Open as a 16-year-old amateur in 1996: “The grass was taller than I was.” • Headline at SportsPickle.com: “Astros’ All-Star representative amazed by everyone making contact in batting practice.” • Comedian Argus Hamilton, on the NFL’s run of player arrests: “It’s gotten so bad that the New England Patriots just hired Robert Shapiro to be the team’s defensive coordinator.” • Janice Hough of leftcoastsportsbabe.com: “Matt Garza apparently has been told he’ll be traded, though he doesn’t want to leave the Cubs, as he believes the team is headed in the right direction. ‘I don’t think we are far away from winning.’ Sounds like Garza is getting out of Wrigley just in time, he’s becoming delusional.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “Sort of a slow time in sports, baseball has the All Star break, basketball and hockey just ended and football is a couple months away. It’s the one time of year all the steroid makers go on vacation.” • This has nothing to do with sports, but it’s one of the funniest lines of the week, offered by Kaseberg: ”It is hot. I am sweating like George Zimmerman at a 50 Cent concert.” • NBC’s Jay Leno, on the dying Cleveland fan who requested six Browns players serve as his pallbearers: “The bad news? They fumbled the coffin five yards from the grave.” Care to comment? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Green between the lines - Riders fourth straight win in the Bagg By Jon Svec The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue to fire on all cylinders four weeks into the 2013 football season. Their latest victory, a 37-0 drubbing of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was their most convincing yet, and saw them turn in a dominating performance in every facet of the game. The Roughriders coaches came into this game with some nice wrinkles that expanded their playbook and cashed in on some tendencies that they were beginning to show in the early part of the season. Defensively, they introduced a package that put both Craig Butler and Tyron Brackenridge in a deep alignment well before the snap. This look, known as a “Cover 2 Shell” or “twohigh”, is prevalent in American football but usually reserved for sure passing situations in three-down ball. The Riders, however, gave this look on first down, and would usually rob one of those deep players, often Brackenridge, down close to the box right before the snap. It created some confusion for the Ticats, and showed some good scouting by the Riders, who correctly guessed that Hamilton had no intention of establishing any kind of running game during the contest. Defensive coordinator Richie Hall used this package well throughout the day, and continued to impress with his welltimed pressuring of the quarterback. At times this season he seems to be in the offensive huddle, dialing up the blitz at just the right moment, whether it be on first down or second and long. The heavy pressure package that he has been using involves the defense sending one more player than the offense can block, ensuring that pressure will hit home, and hoping that the offense cannot react in time to make something happen. When the defensive huddle breaks on this call, they are not yet sure how many players will be blitzing. If the offense blocks with just five, then six players will blitz. With every player added to the protection, they add a blitzing defender. This means that eligible receivers who stay in to block must be chased if they release. The Riders have made this play look safe and easy so far this year, but it is anything but. If one thing goes wrong--a missed tackle, a blown assignment--it often results in a touchdown. So far this season it has worked, and it has also set up situations where they can show the heavy pressure and then back
off late. That is exactly what they did early in the second quarter when Hamilton got a little bit of a drive going. It was second and long, and the Riders had the line of scrimmage crowded, making it look like they were sending the house. At the snap, a couple of defenders dropped off, and an additional player, who looked like he was in coverage, came off the edge. Craig Butler showed incredible range on the play, coming from a tight position and making it all the way across the field to intercept the ball in the end zone. One other defensive package that has worked well involves them having only three defensive lineman on the field, and then mugging up linebacker Renauld Williams over the guard.
They do this in passing situations, and often execute one of many intricate stunts that they have been using, often getting pressure with just four attackers. Offensive coordinator George Cortez brought some tweaks of his own to the stadium on Sunday. One was a simple extension of their best offensive play this season, a zone run with a slot hitting the backside end. The logical adjustment that Cortez made was to have the blocking slot simply slip by the end and release on a route. It was not the first time this season that they ran it, but they went to it often in week four, and it just kept working. The next wrinkle involved the Jumbo package that they have been using, one where they run extra offensive linemen onto the field. They have used it more and more throughout the year, with increased success, and it set up one of the more chuckle-inducing plays of the weekend. They lined up with an unbalanced line, stacking the extra offensive lineman to the left side. In Canadian football, you must have at least seven players on the line of scrimmage on each play. The last player
to each side is an eligible receiver, while everyone inside is not, regardless of who is snapping the ball. Often, this means five non-eligible lineman, and an eligible receiver lined up wide to each side and still on the line. On this play, tackle Dan Clark was the last player to the right, making him eligible, though the Ticats defense didn’t recognize it until it was too late, allowing him to slip past everyone and turn around for the wide open score. Rob Bagg had a great day receiving, and his success did not come as the result of any gimmicks. It was instead the combination of good protection, timely play calling, poor technique by the defensive back, and blazing speed. One tendency that the Riders have shown is the willingness to take a big shot downfield on the first play of a drive, and one of Rob Bagg’s two scores came in just that fashion. On both of his long touchdowns he was locked up with a defensive back who allowed Bagg to get right in on his toes, and did not even lay a hand on him in an attempt to slow him down. The result was a streaking Bagg heading down the sidelines and underneath a wind-blown pass by Durant, all the way in for a score. One thing that the Riders have displayed time and time again this season is their versatility. This proves that they are not only a talented team, but a team that has bought in to what the coaching staff is asking of them. Their versatility is evident in Craig Butler and Tyron Brackenridge, who move around interchangeably within the defense. It is evident in Renauld Williams, who will line up as a defensive lineman when needed. It is seen in their slot receivers and running backs who work hard to help in protection, and this includes Geroy Simon, the veteran who was playing in his first game as a Rider and could be seen entering into the pass protection scheme and mixing it up. It is also seen in their offense, one that can run the ball for an entire quarter when they are driving into the wind, and then switch gears instantly and open up the passing game. The season is still young, but I think it’s time for Rider fans to allow themselves a little bit of excitement. Believe it or not, they have a tough task ahead of them this week when they travel to Hamilton for a rematch with the Ticats. It’s difficult to beat a team two weeks in a row, and I’m sure that the week of practice that the Ticats are in for will leave them chomping at the bit for some revenge.
Evelyn Rask RASK – Mrs. Evelyn 1920-2013 Mrs. Evelyn Juliet Rask passed away peacefully with family at her side on July 17, 2013 at the Wheatland Lodge in Leask, SK. She was born February 9, 1920 in Parkside, SK to Peter and Selma Christianson. Evelyn and Martin were married on August 11, 1943 in Parkside, SK. Together they were blessed with four children. Evelyn is survived by her children, Dennis (Dorothy) of Birch Hills, SK, Diane MacDonald of Edmonton, AB, Roger (Arlene) of Shellbrook, SK, Corinne (Allen) Meyer of Radium Hot Springs, BC; her grandchildren, Kim (Dave) Kuperis, Darrin (Mona) Rask, Kelly (Jerome) Linnell, Ryan (Angie) MacDonald, Kristin (Ross) Sowak, Jennifer (Kris) Almgren, Bradley (Erin) MacDonald, Jeffrey (Terri-Lynn) Rask, Devin (Sasha) Rask, Cory (Marisa) Rask, Darcy Rask (Lindsay Burechailo), Lindsay
Meyer, Daniel Meyer; 22 Great Grandchildren, McKenna and Sam Kuperis; Jesse, Simon, Levi and Claudia Rask; Alex, Rachel, Hannah, Rebecca, Adam Linnel; Mathew and Abigail MacDonald; Miles Sowak; Erik and Lucas Almgren; Tian, Easton, Jace Rask; Kayden Rask; Logan and Presley Rask; and Brandon Burechailo; her sister Doris Schapansky; her brothers Clarence Christianson, Lawrence (Joanna) Christianson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband, Martin; her parents Peter and Selma Christianson; her sisters Jeanette Christianson, Elna Christianson, Olive Nolan, Mae Christianson. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday July 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Parkside, SK at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Nolan as Officiant. Interment was held at 12:30 p.m. at the Parkside Cemetery prior to the Church service. Friends so wishing to make donations may do so to the Wheatland Lodge Foundation Box 130, Leask, SK S0J 1M0 or to a Charity of the Donor’s choice. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www. beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Beau ‘Lac’ Funeral Home, Marianne Turcotte Funeral Director, 306-747-3322.
Leave it to God Several years ago, Dave Hagler wrote about a classic moment of sweet revenge. While living in Boulder, Colorado Dave Hagler was pulled over for driving too fast in the snow. Not wanting to get a ticket he talked to the officer about his excellent driving record and his concern over the rising insurance costs. The unsympathetic patrolman simply said, “If you don’t like it you can take it up in court.” A few months later, when the softball season began, Hagler was umpiring behind home plate. The first batter just happened to be the policeman who had cited him earlier in the year. Both men recognized each other so the officer spoke up and asked, “How did the thing with the ticket go?” Hagler’s coy response was priceless. He simply told the policeman “Swing at everything.” It is good to remind ourselves some might find revenge ‘sweet’ but the Bible says “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” says the Lord.
Studying the life of David in the Old Testament is rather interesting. At 23 or so he became King of Judah but he didn’t unite all of Israel until he was thirty. Some 7 years or so of civil war. Abner the commander of Kings Saul army for the longest time would not cooperate with King David. Some suggest it could have been how David has resorted to sarcasm years before and ridiculed Abner in front of King Saul for not watching over Saul closely. Abner had a hard time letting that go. But despite David’s faults I love David for his desire to take the high road because years later when Abner does died, David expresses his high regard for him; just read 2 Samuel 3:38. I like what the preacher Charles Sprugeon used to say and that is “when you bury a mad dog, don’t leave his tail above the ground.” So here I am ‘learning to let things go, and leave things with God.’ Agape, Dave Bodvarson Pastor, Shellbrook Pentecostal Assembly
Traffic blitz focuses on pedestrian safety and seatbelt use July’s traffic safety blitz, Operation Heads Up, Buckle Up, will take place July 24 and 25 province-wide. Law enforcement across the province will be on the lookout for drivers failing to yield to pedestrians, pedestrians jaywalking and drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts. “In more than one-third of all traffic fatalities in the province, the person killed was not wearing a seatbelt,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Buckle up each and every time you get behind the wheel and make sure your passengers are buckled up too. And for both pedestrians and drivers, keep your heads up so you can see each other.” In 2012* in Saskatchewan, 18 pedestrians were killed and another 325 were injured in collisions, while improper or non-seatbelt use contributed to 47 deaths and 274 injuries. “Seatbelts do save lives and in the summer months, when we typically see an increase in the volume of traffic on our highways, it’s more important than ever to buckleup,” said Chief Troy Hagen, President of the Saskatche-
wan Association of Chiefs of Police. “Summer also means more pedestrians, at all hours, so both motorists and pedestrians need to pay attention when sharing the road.” Operation Heads Up, Buckle Up will be held in conjunction with a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) event in La Ronge. STEP is an SGI-sponsored, multi-police agency traffic safety enforcement event. Last month’s province-wide blitz, Operation Hang Up, Buckle Up, focused on cellphone and seatbelt use while driving. It resulted in a total of 412 tickets, including 95 seatbelt and 30 cellphone violations. With camping season in full swing, motorists pulling campers and RVs or hauling boats and trailers should ensure both the towing vehicle and vehicle being towed are properly registered and well-maintained. Check that all loads are properly secured and that lights and brakes are in working order, tires are properly inflated, wheel bearings are lubricated and safety chains are connected.
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Mass Saturday, 11 a.m. Fr. Tru Le -----------------------PRESBYTERIAN Mistawasis Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. Bev Shepansky -----------------------SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 407-2nd Ave E, Shellbrook Sat., 9:45 a.m. Sabbath School. Sat., 11:00 am -Worship Broadcast on VOAR 92.1 FM Pastor Dan Guiboche 306-930-3377 Lay Pastor John Redlick 306-497-2566 -----------------------SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Currently meeting in homes on Sunday morning. and Wednesday evenings. Parkside 306-747-2309, Leask 306-466-4498 Marcelin 306-226-4615 -----------------------ANGLICAN CHURCH Leask - All Saint’s 8 a.m. - Morning prayer Service. 9 a.m. Holy Communion Canwood - Christ Church 2 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sundays Evening Prayer 2nd & 4th Sundays Holy Communion Mont Nebo - St. Luke’s 2 p.m. - 1st and 3rd Sundays Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays Evening Prayer St. Andrew’s - Shellbrook Sunday, 11 a.m. Holy Communion Father Harnish 306-468-2264 -----------------------UNITED CHURCH Big River 1st & 2nd Sundays 1 p.m. - Worship at Anglican Church All Other Sundays - 10 a.m. Shellbrook - Knox Sun., 10 am - Worship Pastor Dave Whalley
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How to keep kids safe on the Internet Parents of yesteryear seldom had to worry about protecting their kids from strangers once their kids were safely inside the home. But since the dawn of the Internet, parents know the safety of their private residence can be easily compromised. Be it through social media, chat rooms or other online outlets, strangers can now gain access to children in a variety of ways, many of which are seemingly innocent. The prevalence of online predators has many parents looking for ways to protect their kids when they go online. Some parents may want to outlaw the Internet altogether until kids reach high school, but such a reaction can put kids at a significant disadvantage academically by barring them from what is often a valuable resource. Parents who want their kids to get the most out of the Internet without putting them in danger of online predators can employ the following tips. * Warn kids about the potential risks and dangers of the Internet. Many parents would prefer their kids did not know about Internet predators, but that wish should not outweigh the desire to keep kids safe. Teach kids that people on the Internet may not always behave honestly, misrepresenting themselves in an effort to gain access to unsuspecting and often trusting kids. Teach kids to take the same approach with online strangers that they do with strangers they see in public, never sharing any personal information or engaging in conversation with someone they don’t know. Teach kids to tell an adult they trust immediately if an online stranger contacts them. * Use the filters at your disposal. Parents can filter certain Web sites so children cannot access them. Filter sites geared toward adults as well as any sites where kids might be at risk of coming into contact with potential predators. Block chat rooms and other sites where adults can pose as kids and make sure kids who are involved with social media have made their online profiles private and only accessible to friends and family members. * Monitor kids’ online activity on a daily basis. The Internet is such a commonly used tool that many kids go online at least once per day. Homework assignments and other school functions are commonly posted online, and many kids communicate with friends via the Internet as much as they do in person. Parents should monitor their kids’ online activity on a daily basis, scanning their Web history and examining their so-
cial media interactions to be sure kids aren’t putting themselves in harm’s way. Kids may grow more resistant to such monitoring as they grow older, but parents cannot turn a blind eye to kids’ online activity simply to avoid a confrontation. * Keep the computer in a common area. The family computer should be kept in a common area where parents can monitor how much time kids are spending online, what they’re doing and who they’re speaking to while surfing the Internet. When kids have their own computers or tablets in their bedrooms, parents can easily lose track of how much time kids are spending online. This makes it easier for online predators to gain access to kids, who have a harder time recognizing poten-
tial predators than adults. * Remember kids can get online on their smartphones, too. Computers are no longer the only way for kids to get online. More and more kids, especially those in high school, are doing their online surfing via their smartphones. Monitor kids’ mobile phone usage just like you do their computer usage. Peruse their call and texting history, and discuss any suspect usage with them immediately. Kids spend more time online now than ever before, and that usage figures to increase in the coming years as the Internet becomes increasingly accessible. Parents should take steps to ensure their youngsters are safe when going online.
Natural causes of air pollution The air we breathe is very often taken for granted. Harmful pollutants in the atmosphere can pose a significant threat to human health. When air quality is compromised, people, animals and the ecosystem can pay the price. A study from Scottish researchers found that something as simple as jogging near heavily traffic can reduce blood flow to the heart. Air pollution has been shown to reduce lung function in both children and adults and may put children at increased risk for ear infections. While the burning of fossil fuels and other manmade chemicals cause a substantial amount of air pollution, there are natural causes of air contamination as well. Here is a look at some of the more surprising causes of air pollution. * Pine trees: Plants and trees help filter the air and provide clean air. However, research from Neil Donahue, director of Atmospheric Particle Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, determined pine trees can contribute to air pollution. Biogenic particles form in the atmosphere when gas emissions from the pine trees react with airborne chemicals. These biogenic particles can muddy the air. The hydroxyl radicals produced by the trees react with aerosols already in the atmosphere. According to research that replicated what happens in nature, hydroxyl ages the particles in the air, altering their properties and concentrations and producing three
times more particulate matter than what was originally released into the atmosphere. These small particles can influence cloud formation and rainfall and affect human health. * Wind erosion: The United States Department of Agriculture says wind erosion works by picking up loose particles of dirt and soil and distributing them through the air. The particles land on surfaces or in water supplies. Dirt particles can be breathed in and cause respiratory problems. Wind erosion may be most prevalent in areas that are droughtprone. * Volcanos: Volcanic eruptions send lots of gas, soot and ash into the air. Sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are just some of the gases pushed into the atmosphere. These materials can be harmful when inhaled, and they can mix with water vapor to produce acid rain. * Radon: Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas. Radon is released into the atmosphere and ground water through evaporation from the Earth’s crust. The Environmental Protection Agency says radon is the secondlargest contributor to lung cancer after smoking. * Natural decomposition: Methane is produced when organic material decomposes. The EPA says methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States.
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If your condition is NOT an EMERGENCY, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. The following are examples of NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL CONDITIONS that should be seen at a Doctor’s of¿ce or walk-in clinic where one is available: • Cold & Flu Symptoms • Fevers • Rashes • Minor Cuts • Earaches • Possible Sprains • Suture Removal • Uncomplicated Dressings • Medication Refills • Physical Checkups
WHEN YOU ARE UNCERTAIN: Call your Doctor’s Office or Clinic. You may be instructed to come to the physician office or clinic, or to go to an Emergency Department, or to call an ambulance. Medical clinics in Shellbrook include:
Shellbrook Primary Care Clinic at 306-747-2552; Shellbrook Medical Clinic at 306-747-2171, or You may also call Saskatchewan HealthLine for medical advice 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The HealthLine number is 1-877-800-0002. HealthLine is a toll-free health advice line that is staffed by Registered Nurses. They can provide you with immediate, professional health advice or information, and direct you to the most appropriate source of care. HealthLine will help you decide whether you should treat your own symptoms, go to a clinic, wait to see your doctor, or go to a hospital emergency room.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Estate of Gordon Terrance Miller, late of Canwood in the Province of Saskatchewan, deceased farmer. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before August 2, 2013. Gwendolyn F. L. (Cindy) Miller, P.O. Box 355, Canwood, Sask. S0J 0K0, Executrix for the Estate. 2-30C
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306-427-4552 or 306-883-7706 (cell). 2-30CH FOR SALE 1989 Wilderness Yukon 19’ camper, air, furnace, bath, 3 way fridge, everything works. Ph: 306-2262046 2-31CH
MACHINERY FOR SALE FOR SALE - 2 - 6” grain augers, 22’ long $100 each; 30’ sq. bale loader $250; tractor driven wood splitter 4450; 12’ Cockshutt discer $100; 8½’ Massey one way $75; Horse rake 4100; Saw mandrel $125. 306497-2849 3-31CH
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FOR SALE - 1984 Motorhome, very good condition inside and out. 69,700 miles. Can be seen in Shellbrook. 306747-3210 2-30CH
FOR SALE - 1 HD7, 37’ Sakundiak grain auger. 1 8D81600B both with motors. 1980s TR75 combine. 306-466-4621 Leask. 2-30CH
FOR SALE - Peterbilt 15’ fibreglass boat, 55 HP Evinrude motor with trailer, good condition. John Deere, model 185 Hydro riding mower. 8’ truck camper, excellent condition. 2 storage sheds, tools tool boxes, fishing equip. washer, dryer, older oak desk with chair, deep freezer, 112 Memorial Drive, Shell Lake, Ph:
BINS FOR SALE FOR SALE - 3 - 2000 bushel Twister grain bins, $2000 ea. obo. TR70 combine 18 ft IH pull type swather, $600 for swather. 306-466-4948 3-32CH
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FOR SALE - 1,225 sq. ft. energy efficient home in Leoville, central air, five appliances, finished basement, attached garage, large lot with mature trees, double garage in back of lot. Ph: 306-984-4933 8-32CH HOUSE FOR SALE - To be moved. 1,400 sq. ft. 3 bedroom bungalow in excellent condition. New shingles, July 2013, double attached garage, 13 miles north and 1 mile west of Spiritwood. Ph: 306-883-2964 or 306-883-8843 4-31CH
ACREAGE FOR SALE ACREAGE FOR SALE BY OWNER: 60 acres on lakefront 4 miles west of Shell Lake, 1, 319 sq ft house with full basement, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms large deck and pool. Double detached garage. 864 sq ft guest cabin: winterized, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Metal Quonset & other storage sheds. Watering bowl and fenced for horses. Asking $520,000. For info call 306427-4992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 3-30CH
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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Shellbrook Motel seeking mature individuals for permanent part time employment. Good for stay at home moms, or retired persons. Perks included. Ph: 306-747-2631, or stop in or email shellbrookmotel@ gmail.com TFC WANTED - Harvest help. Must be experienced swathing canola, also run grain cart for 1 combine. Top wages. Call Ryan at 306-497-7730 3-30CH HELP WANTED Big River Truck and Trailer is currently looking for mechanics and log truck drivers. Mechanic with experience would be preferred. (willing to train) Wages will be based on experience, also offer a full benefit package. Log truck drivers will be local work and 24 hrs. (hourly wage paid.) Please call Gary 1-306-479-7939 or email: brtruck. trailer@sasktel. net. Resumes can be faxed to 1-306-4692472 3-31CH Employment Opportunity - Tait Insurance Group Inc is accepting applications for Full Time Customer Service Representatives. Applicants must be enthusiastic and
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CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank our children for the wonderful surprise party they organized for our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Being able to spend the day with all of our children, all of our grandchildren and most of our greatgrandchildren made it a memorable day that will not soon be forgotten. Thanks again to everyone for coming and sharing our special day. - Andrew and Shirley Sjogren
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“Nothing on Earth can make life more worthwhile than the love of family and friends.” A big heartfelt thank you to my family who pulled off a very much surprised birthday party; to friends who helped them organize it, my utmost appreciation; to the many who came out to enjoy the evening, I value your friendship. What a crowd!! I had a blast. To think that everyone stayed tight-lipped about it. Amazing! Thank you to each and everyone who made this a great evening and a wonderful memory to be cherished forever. - Laurna Parent
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Why do we need fiber? Many food products boast added fiber on their packaging. Breads, cookies, beverages, and so much more contain extra fiber in response to the public’s growing desire to consume foods with high levels of dietary fiber, which medical professionals claim is an essential element to a healthy diet. Despite that publicity, many consumers remain in the dark about the role fiber plays in the body. About fiber Many people are aware of the importance of including fiber in the diet, but few people understand the importance of dietary fiber. Fiber is an essentially indigestible substance that is found mainly in the outer layers of plants. Fiber will pass through the human digestive system virtually unchanged from when it was consumed and without being broken down into nutrients. Fiber is classified into two types: insoluble fiber, which will not dissolve in water, and soluble fiber, which can be dissolved. Insoluble fiber is typically found in whole grain products, dark leafy vegetables, green beans, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, and skins of fruits and vegetables. Soluble fiber comes from foods like oats, nuts, fruits, and dried beans. Fiber and digestion Fiber is essential to digestion. The Harvard School of Medical Health advises people should get between 20 to 30 grams of fiber each day, though many people do not
consume that much fiber. Fiber adds bulk in the digestive system, which helps soften stool and flush out the intestines. It assists in making bowel movements more frequent, preventing constipation. A diet high in fiber helps reduce the risk for hemorrhoids and diverticular disease. Fiber and weight loss While fiber is often associated with improving regularity, that is not its only role. Fiber, particularly soluble fiber, that can be slowly digested will prolong the digestive process, helping to keep the stomach fuller longer. Feeling full can help a person eat healthy portions. Fiber-rich foods are also less calorie-dense. This means you can eat more and feel fuller without consuming tons of calories. Increasing fiber consumption may help men and women looking to lose weight. Fiber and blood sugar The slow absorption of carbohydrates also regulates the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. This can prevent sugar spikes that may be dangerous to those with diabetes. It also may be able to help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in May 2000. Fiber and cholesterol Soluble fiber has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol concentrations by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol and bile acids in the small intestines.
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When less bile acid is absorbed, the body must use stored cholesterol to make more, lowering blood cholesterol as a result. The American Heart Association reports greater reductions in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol among people who consume diets high in soluble fiber compared to diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol alone. How to increase fiber consumption While many products include added fiber, here are some of the best ways to increase the number of grams of fiber consumed on a daily basis. • Eat more bran, as bran has the highest fiber content of any food at about 25 to 45 percent. • Consume whole fruit instead of juice. Whole fruits have more fiber in them and fewer calories than juices. Eating fruit can help you to feel fuller longer. • Pass up on refined flours. Opt for whole grains whenever eating bread, cereal and baked goods. Try to aim for grains that have at least three grams of fiber per serving. • Increase your consumption of beans. Beans are relatively inexpensive, filling and tasty. Plus, they pack a great deal of fiber, protein and other important nutrients. • Take a fiber supplement if you feel you are not getting enough fiber in your daily diet. Gummy fiber chews can be tasty ways to get fiber. • Opt for fresh fruit and vegetables for snacks over processed foods. LS138385
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Bulk Ore Haul Truck Drivers Procon Mining & Tunnelling Ltd. (Procon) is a successful Canadian mining contractor with sites across Canada. We specialize in above-ground infrastructure, contract mining, civil tunneling and construction. Procon is currently seeking Bulk Ore Haul Truck Drivers to work a rotational schedule for one of their projects in Northern Saskatchewan. The successful candidates must meet the following criteria: Requirements: • Holds a valid Class 1 Driver’s Licence w/Air Endorsement; • Has two (2) years’ of experience operating combination trailer units, or Has over 150,000km on articulated trucks (semi-trailers) ; • Must be able to provide a clear drivers’ abstract with: -No more than two (2) moving violations in the past 12 months; and -No more than three (3) moving violations in the past 36 months. • Will be required to take a Professional Development Improvement Course (PDIC) if not current within the past two (2) years. Responsibilities: • Haulage of Mine Rock between project sites using Tridem articulated trucks; • Responsible for the inspection, operation, and control of equipment to ensure production targets are achieved safely and efﬁciently while meeting all legal requirements; • Oversee the condition of the vehicle, monitor vehicle performance and assist in performing preventative maintenance as required; • Able to work independently, effectively alongside crew members to help create and maintain a strong team atmosphere to accomplish daily production targets. This full time opportunity comes with an excellent compensation and beneﬁt package. Those who are qualiﬁed are encouraged to submit their resume to the Procon Human Resources Department via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 604-291-8082.
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Continued from Front Page One upcoming event that has everyone excited, if a little apprehensive, is the recently unveiled cash lottery that the nursery is putting on. The lottery involves a number of large cash prizes, and the added incentive of providing numerous chances to win, with pretty good odds. “Your name gets in for every single draw, for 22 draws, and only 2,500 tickets (will be sold),” Judy said. “CJWW is coming out for the on-site (broadcasts) two times. One for the early bird on August 7-8, and then for the final draw on September 10, 11, 12. They will be broadcasting live from Parkside Heritage Centre, so we will be asking our friends and neighbours to volunteer to run the phones and to help with doing things. That’s the next step, to get people lined up for that, because that is coming up real fast.” The winner of the early bird draw will receive a $10,000 prize, while the grand prize winner will enjoy a whopping $100,000 payday. The decision to hold a lottery with such significant prizes was not made lightly. “It was a lot of heavy thinking and soul searching . . . a lot of sleepless nights wondering if we were doing the right thing, because it’s scary,” Judy said. “What do you do if you don’t sell enough (tickets)? Is that going to put us right out of business, and under? We do need the support of the community.” The community does seem to support the
site, evidenced by the well-attended event, especially considering the terrain that must be traversed in order to access the site. The serenity of the Honeywood Heritage Nursery is harshly contrasted by the choppy road that leads to its entrance, a fact that hinders the potential growth of the historical gardens. “It’s such a drawback for us,” Judy said. “We have people from all over Saskatchewan coming here, and from all over Canada, and the first thing they say when they come in is, ‘That road is really scary’. A couple came from Candle Lake today . . . and (the woman) said, ‘I got seasick on that road.’” “I was assured . . . that yes, they would maintain Honeywood Road this year and at least look after it. They had a jail crew here one or two afternoons and filled some holes. But what holes do you fill? How do you expect to ask people to come out on this road? And our business this year, I’m sure it’s suffering.” Despite the treacherous path and the uncertain forecast, the event proved to be a great success, with patrons enjoying each other’s company in the pleasant confines of the primly maintained Honeywood Heritage Nursery. The fundraising and maintenance work will continue at Honeywood, and though it may sometimes seem like an uphill battle, there are certain moments of reprieve and reward. “Days like this . . . it makes it kind of worthwhile,” Judy said.