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Flooding around Shellbrook Shellbrook and surrounding areas are certainly not immune to the f looding that has been going on throughout the rest of the province. While it’s not the worst case of f looding that the area has seen in recent years, some say it’s getting close. “I don’t know if it’s quite as bad as 2011 yet, but we’re working on it,” commented Bill Aug, foreman of the RM of Shellbrook. They knew that f looding in the area was a possibility, Aug said, and they were able to perform some preventative measures in some areas before the f looding began. They cleaned a few of the potentially problematic runs and got things ready for the inf lux of water, but, as Aug stated, “there’s only so much you can do.” Right now the focus is on fixing up the gravel roads. Water damage has made some roads impassable, and they are directing their efforts towards areas where people have been stranded because of the conditions. Aug assumes that they have at least a week of work left ahead of them just to patch up these specific spots. The work involves getting culverts back in place and filling some of the washouts. It’s difficult to assess how much total work is left because they are always discovering new areas that need fixing. One day this week they fixed three spots only to find three more that were in need of repairs, and they are working hard just to try and stay ahead of it. “We’ve worked now for two weekends in a row just trying to keep track of what’s going on,” Aug said. “Looking for washouts, looking for trouble.” Along with the gravel roads, the dirt roads that provide access to farmers’ fields are sure to need some work as well. “We haven’t been on any farm access roads yet,” Aug said. “We don’t know what’s out there.” For now they will rely on farmers contacting them about these damaged areas, as most of the roads cannot even be reached yet because of the wet conditions. “As soon as the roads dry up enough that we can travel on them, we’ll be out looking for (problems on access roads) too.” Continued on page 2

Vehicles splash through a wet patch of road on Highway #3 just west of Shellbrook.

Timelines announced for move to Health Centre Plans are in place for the big move from the Shellbrook Hospital and Parkland Terrace long-term care facility to the new Parkland Integrated Health Centre. The process will begin the week of May 20, and the new facility plans to open for normal services on Monday, June 3. A couple of different timelines have been laid out for the move. May 29-31 will see Parkland Terrace move all its long-term care residents, furniture and equipment into the new facility. This will also include the current alternative level of care clients at the Shellbrook Hospital. From May 27-31, all equipment from the Shellbrook Hospital, including X-ray and laboratory equipment, will be moved, and community-based program staff will also move during this week.

Many disruptions will be forced to take place during the migration. No Weekend Emergency Service will be available from May 24 to June 2. Regular weekend services will resume in the new facility at 6 p.m. on June 7 (weekend coverage is from 6 p.m. on Fridays to 8 a.m. on Mondays). Laboratory services will be limited to blood and sample collection only. This will continue to be offered at the Shellbrook Hospital May 27-31, but no testing will be done on-site. Community service programs based at the Shellbrook Hospital will not be available May 27-31. They will resume normal programming on Monday, June 3. Continued on page 2

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Timelines for move to Parkland Integrated Health Centre

Continued from page 1 Home Care will continue to provide services to people in their homes, and regular outreach programs will continue as previously scheduled. Also, while the Shellbrook Medical Clinic and the Shellbrook Primary Health Care Clinic will be operating regular hours, there will be no X-ray services from May 2731. It is also important to note that telephone numbers for all programs will be

changing with the move, with the exception of the main switchboard number for the hospital, which will continue to be 306-747-2603. The Region will be advertising the new numbers and will have them available on the Region’s website, which is The old numbers, if called, will provide new number information, and the new numbers will be in the next edition of the SaskTel Phonebook.

Shellbrook RM Councilor Sean Helm and Reeve Bob Ernst tour the Parkland Integrated Health Centre with project manager Darcy Goudal.

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Continued from page 1 As bad as the flooding has been, Aug says that it certainly could have been worse had conditions been different. “The cool weather helped us a lot. We had a lot of water built up on those warm days, and then it cooled off so that water had a chance to bleed away, except on the big runs. I think it’s slowing down now.” The biggest message that Aug and RM of Shell-

brook have for members of the community is to obey the barricades and to not try to pass through closed roads. They’ve seen cases of vehicles jumping washouts and then having the road give-in behind them, and sometimes these vehicles end up stranded for days between two washouts. “If a road is closed, it’s closed,” Aug stated. Water levels remain as unpredictable as the weath-

er. In certain places the volume seems to rise and fall throughout the course of the day, and new spots are always being found that need some work. Despite all this, Aug is confident that his team is up for the challenge. “We’ve got a good crew around here, good guys,” he said. At this point they plan to just keep working, and they are hoping that Mother Nature lends them a hand.

‘Obsolete Spaces’ fills art space The Shellbrook Public Library invites you to come in May to see the intriguing art on display and join Laura Lepard again as she continues to offer health presentations. The Library would like to remind parents that Friday morning Story Time is on and is open to all comers. The Library is home for a little while to Wendy Weseen’s art exhibition “Obsolete Spaces”. “In this exhibition, Weseen explores the abandonment and decay of homes and buildings in rural Saskatchewan” through three-dimensional art boxes. The collection has generated interest because of the amazing detail and depth captured. This collection has been brought in by the Shellbrook Art Council and it is the first to be displayed on the new clipboard gallery installed by the Council in April. Weseen’s exhibition is touring through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils’ (OSAC) “Arts on the Move” program. The aim of OSAC is to provide quality exhibitions to communities that will enhance awareness and appreciation of Saskatchewan and Canadian artists. On Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 pm Laura Lepard will highlight how to lose weight effortlessly by sharing materials from Doctor John McDougal and Mary McDougal. Visit their website to learn more and sign up for their free newsletter. Lepard will share her story and fam-

ily’s experience with a whole-plant based diet and serve up weightless refreshments. Story Time continues to sail forward following the “Anchors and Sails” reading program on Fridays at 10:30 am. With the healthy mixture of vowels and consonants presented, every new letter sound increases the number of words that can be read. We have “quh” for queen coming up in honour of Mother’s Day. If you are interested in volunteering your time to read or do crafts, please contact Alanna at 306-747-3419. Free computer and Internet access is offered by the Library to the public even with the cancellation of the Community Access Program (CAP) in March 2012. Also available are the many databases like world newspapers with Library PressDisplay (such as the P.A. Daily Herald and Saskatoon StarPhoenix), Consumer Reports online, and Ancestry Library Edition for getting started on discovering your family’s history. All you need to access the material is your library card and a PIN which can be easily set up during your next library visit. Shellbrook Library hours are Monday 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 2:00pm - 6:00pm, and Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm. Weekly library hours are determined annually by materials checked out; the more materials checked out, the better.

May 10, 2013

Hospital donation

On May 2nd the RM of Shellbrook handed over a cheque for $10,000 that will go towards funding for the new hospital. The money was raised and set aside in 2002, and is now being given to the hospital in the hopes that it will go towards furnishing or other costs. Photographed, from left to right, are Larry Ferster, councillor; Ron Ferster, chairman of the fundraising committee for the hospital; and Bob Ernst, Reeve of the Shellbrook RM.

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Wild Rose 4-H Beef Club receives jackets

Jacob Feige, Garret Feige, Shyla Rothwell Missing Tyler Curran and Litney Curran The Shellbrook Co-op Ag Team sponsored The Wild Rose 4H Beef Club 2012 Championship Jackets. The jackets were presented in February at the clubs' major fundraiser - Sweetheart Supper. Grand Champion Steer- Garret Feige. Reserve Champion Steer - Jacob

Feige. Grand Champion Female Tyler Curran. Reserve Champion Female- Litney Curran. Grand Aggregate Shyla Rothwell. The club's 2013 acheivement day will be on June 8th at The PA Exhibition Grounds with the Regional Show to follow on June 9-10. Everyone welcome.

SGI Canada offers tips for customers dealing with flood damage With some communities across the province dealing with flooding and many others facing the risk, SGI CANADA is providing information on what to do in the event of a sewer backup claim or flood damage to a vehicle. “We’re here to help our customers through this,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI CANADA. “Customers shouldn’t feel they need to file a claim right away. First and foremost, take care of yourself and your family and make sure everyone is safe.” Customers who suffer property damage or losses due to flooding should contact their insurance broker. An adjuster will be assigned as soon as possible to assess the damage. While waiting to see an adjuster, people should take steps to protect their property from further damage or loss if it is safe to do so. SGI CANADA suggests that you:


• Clean up as soon as possible. Seek professional advice on how to clean up and take whatever reasonable steps you can to minimize the extent of your loss. • Don’t throw anything out. Store damaged items in a reasonably safe place so the adjuster can see them when he or she arrives. • Have any appliances (including furnaces) that have come in contact with water checked by a qualified electrician, dealer or serviceman before you use them. • Do not touch any electrical systems or panels until you know it is safe to do so, especially in wet or damp conditions. • Move damaged belongings to a dry area with good ventilation. Property owners should keep track of cleaning expenses as they are considered part of the insurance claim. SGI CANADA also encourages customers to take photo-

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graphs or video of their damaged property to give to their adjuster. Customers who have vehicles damaged due to flooding can file an auto claim online using the SGI Auto eClaim service at Or, you can call the nearest SGI Dial-A-Claim Centre to file a claim and set up an appointment with an auto adjuster. A list of Claim Centres can be found at the front of the SaskTel phone book. For more information, including what is and isn’t covered when it comes to flooding and when you should file a claim, visit SGI CANADA’s website at

Shellbrook Theatre Movie Night Next Movie Night in Shellbrook

Friday, May 17

“Identity Theft”

- 7:30 p.m.

A story about a man who accidentally gets his identity stolen by a woman.

Friday, June 21 ~ “Oz”

American fantasy adventure film Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Cost is $5 for movie

St. Andrew’s ACW

Cold Plate Luncheon Shellbrook Senior’s Hall

Friday, May 17 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $10.00/plate Ham, Turkey, Salads & Dessert Everyone welcome.


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That Time of Year It really is an amazing thing, to walk outside and feel the fervour of the sun on your head and on your face, unabated by a piercing winter’s breeze and allowed to blanket, to actually remain, to sink all the way to the bone—we have certainly earned it. It marks a kind of victory, a survival through another season, and a harsh one at that. Spring has always been synonymous with rebirth, with new life, and the analogy certainly fits. It’s easy to see, however, that the simple pleasures of the season are not all based on nature, that they are something more than biological. They say we can reduce the joy of spring down to a science. The sun warms our bodJON ies and allows us to produce SVEC vitamins we have been starved of over the winter. The result is ~ physically pleasant to the body Reporter and the mind, therefore resulting in the happiness of the season. I am no scientist, and I will certainly take their word for it, but it seems that this is only half of the story. A few lines from Emily Dickinson might help us understand this dichotomy. She wrote, “A light exists in spring/Not present on the year/At any other period/ When March is scarcely here/A color stands abroad/ On solitary hills/That science cannot overtake,/But human nature feels.” Now that’s a little more like it. Of course, the line that combines spring with early March shows that Dickinson didn’t spend much time in Northern Canada. But I think we get the picture. The first thing you notice is the It’s easy to see smell of it. Sometimes the wet soil drying in the sun, or the first fumes that the simple of the uncovering grass, or even the scent of a car’s exhaust, usually pleasures of the thought of as pungent, can waft in your direction and spark memoseason are not ries of the last time you sensed it, before the air grew too thin and all based on cold to carry it to you. For most of us it’s these memories that do nature. it. Remnants of happy childhood days when the first sun meant time outside, running and playing with siblings and friends, getting dirty and scraped, causing trouble but granted a reprieve from your mother’s ire—she was just happy to have you out of the house. It’s also about the pleasures that still remain. Strolling through town in shirtsleeves and summer dresses, or stepping out for the mail without having to fasten coats or tie boots. We roll down our windows while we drive, we allow the wind to toss our hair and the loose, scattered pages that have gathered throughout winter. We dial the stereo a little higher, we sleep a little heavier after days filled with activity, and let’s not forget drinks on the patio while the sun wanes in the distance and still provides enough light to see. Canadians are tough. We take on winter with a full head of steam, we don’t complain about it (too much) or pout. But as winter finally fades and spring begins to bloom, let’s take a minute to appreciate the success in it. The conquest of slippery roads on long, icy drives, the triumph of a beating heart that is tested while cleaning a driveway full of snow, the maintenance of sanity while cabin fever knocks at our door. Let’s celebrate, let’s enjoy it. After all, as Canadians, we don’t know how long it will last.

Paul Martin Commentary Working in the oil patch usually means good pay. for example, Regina stands second among all the maAt least that’s the evidence found in the most recent jor cities in terms of price increases. The average in data on income levels in the province. The figures come the Queen City rose by more than four per cent, secfrom 2010. And they show that communities near the ond to Calgary’s 8 per cent but ahead of Toronto and oil patch generally have above-average incomes. Montreal. Now there are some exceptions, of course, but the The industry says the overall market is showing data look like this. some stability as prices are holding despite Estevan had the highest average income in the decline in volume. the province in 2010 at just under $56,000. That same opinion comes from the econoMartensville and Warman, the exceptions mists at Bank of Montreal who call the marbecause they are not near the oil fields, ket boring which, in their words, is good bestood in second third places. But commucause there are no major swings to report. nities such as Kindersley and Lloydminster *** where oil is a factor also showed well. In a world that is becoming increasingThe strength of the bedroom communily globalized, Saskatchewan is a standout ties of Warman and Martensville,can not among the standouts. PAUL be overlooked. In the eight years leading up For years this province has been an interto 2010, these two centres also showed the national leader in the area of exports. With MARTIN fastest rising income levels. But the oil patch a small but extremely productive population ~ effect was also in play: Estevan, Kindersley base, we have always produced more than we and Weyburn held the next three positions can consume. So we’ve had to find buyers for on income growth over that period. our products outside our boundaries. At the other end of the scale, Swift Current and A perfect illustration is agriculture. If SaskatcheNorth Battleford had the lowest incomes with PA and wan farmers could only sell to Saskatchewan consumSwift showing the most modest growth rates. ers roughly 99 acres out of 100 would be idle. So, for *** us, its always been about finding markets around the There are a couple more voices arguing that Canada globe. is not wrestling with a real estate bubble. That reality was driven home again this week with The MLS activity for March – the number of homes the release of revised export numbers showing that that changed hands in the month – came out yesterday Saskatchewan sales outside our borders topped the showing two key results. $32 billion mark last year. That’s a record for us, numFirst, the volume of sales is down but, and this seems ber four in the country, ten per cent higher than a year a bit of a contradiction, prices are not. earlier and bay far the most on a per capita basis. Now these are national tallies and local markets vary Canada is the Western world’s leading exporter as significantly. What we’ve seen is a continued softening a percentage of the economy and Saskatchewan is the in Vancouver where house prices were dramatically leader within the country making us the world’s most higher than any other region. Here in Saskatchewan, successful global traders.


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Valuable Crowns still in fashion In this day and age when so much of the Saskatchewan economy is being driven by the private sector, it’s easy to forget the value of the province’s Crown corporations. After all, with increased retail sales, record export trade, booming oil and potash revenue and even a strong agricultural sector where producers no longer have to sell their wheat through a government agency, it’s easy to assume government ownership is passé. At best, the Crown corporations aren’t top-of-mind among Saskatchewan voters who are betting on the on-going success or our resource sector. At worst, the Crowns are seen by some as a rather antiquate notion of the previous NDP government, all too eager to jack up rates to pay high public sector salaries. Some may even wonder if the Crowns even still serve a purpose or whether we would be better off selling the lot of them. Heck, there will soon be two full-service private liquor stores in both Regina and Saskatoon _ yet another example of Saskatchewan people departing from the age-old notion here that government ownership is better.

Well, whether government truly needs to be in every business _ including liquor retail _ is a reasonable question. That one of the new “private” liquor storeowners in Saskatoon will be a Co-op store says much about MURRAY how our thinking is changing. MANDRYK But when it comes to ~ the more basic question of the value of Crown Corporations, no one should understand their worth more than Saskatchewan Party MLAs now in government. Nor should Sask. Party MLAs who now represent all of Saskatchewan’s rural voters underestimate the value the service the Crowns are providing their constituents. The value of the Crowns to the government _ and also Saskatchewan taxpayers _ was best expressed in the 2012 Crown Investment Corp. (CIC) annual report that showed $479

Where does Hoback stand on wasteful mailings?

Dear editor, Word is out that Conservatives plan to use your tax dollars to mail their juvenile propaganda against Justin Trudeau to your home. Will MP Randy Hoback sink to that level? The answer is in the mail. By now you’ve probably seen the TV commercials. In them, the Conservatives use out-of-context fabrications and falsehoods to try to smear the new Liberal leader. Liberals instead are responding with a positive campaign that introduces Canadians to the real Justin Trudeau, focused on his plans to fight for middle-class families and for all those who are working so hard to join the middle-class. But Conservatives plan to use their Parliamentary mailing and printing privileges to put their ugly message in taxpayer-funded pamphlets to be distributed across the country. This is a gross misuse of tax dollars that should be going toward constructive public discussion of public issues, not partisan character assassination. At least 19 Conservative backbenchers have had the courage to reject this wasteful and dishonest abuse. They say it’s beneath their standards. But what about your MP? Mr. Hoback has a choice—he can choose to say no to Stephen Harper and refuse to clutter your mailbox with this abusive material, or knuckle under. Which will it be? Ralph Goodale MP Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

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million in overall profits that will translate into $364 million in dividends. Included in that total were profits of $159 million, $130 million, $107 million, $82 million and $52 million for SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SGI and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, respectively. Even Information Services Corp. _ the land titles Crown that the government is trying to sell _ made a tidy $21-million profit. While not necessarily a record year, 2012 may very well have been the most profitable year for the Crowns that did not involve the sale of assets. For a Sask. Party government that recently got another tongue lashing from the Provincial auditor for keeping two sets of books, it’s these Crown profits that are now balancing the general revenue fund (GRF). After all, this is a government that did not set aside one nickel it its March GRF budget for flooding. But the value of the Crowns goes well beyond bailing out politicians when it comes to the balanced sheet. Their greatest value is providing services to Saskatchewan people _ especially rural people _ that they might not

YOUR TWO C ENTS ~ Cutting fire tower staff poses risk to public

Dear Editor: Protecting the public from the dangers of wildfires is most effectively done through human surveillance, and Saskatchewan’s current system is safe and sustainable, despite government plans to replace people with cameras, according to SGEU. “Public safety is at risk if wildfire detection services are turned over to an automated system that has not been proven to work effectively in any other Canadian jurisdiction. Human surveillance should continue to be a key strategy in our province’s wildfire detection and prevention program,” says SGEU President Bob Bymoen. “Staff who work as fire tower observers are trained, experienced professionals who have a long record of providing high-quality service to the Saskatchewan public. Most fire tower observers live in the areas where they work, and have a solid commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of local communities,” Bymoen added. As well as spotting fires, tower staff provide an important communications link between ground crews battling fires and base headquarters. Positioned in the fire zones, they ensure radio contact between the frontlines and those who make decisions and manage resources. Without fire tower observers, wildfire containment will be more difficult and more dangerous.

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otherwise get. We have frequently explored this topic when discussing the perennial money-losing Saskatchewan Transportation Company. But it may be a surprise to some to know that even profitable Crowns are providing services that their private sector competition won’t provide. Take SaskTel that competes with private land, cellular, Internet and television signal providers. Private suppliers do not provide 4G highspeed Internet outside the cities or any Internet services to First Nations or communities of less than 150 people, SaskTel as a publicly owned enterprise, however, does do this. And, of course, its cell phone service simply covers a far wider rural area than any private cell provider. Admittedly, the Crowns are not perfect, as anyone who has dealt with them will attest. But both the Crown corporations’ profits and their wide mandate for service make them less out-of-date in Saskatchewan than some may think.

Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff cited occupational health and safety concerns as a primary reason for eliminating the jobs of tower staff. But Bymoen points out that the workers are protected by strong safety guidelines and procedures. Workers are secured in a harness and safety line, tower ladders are enclosed, neoprene safety gear is used in wet conditions, and there is an effective check-in system to ensure that no one is stranded in the event of an emergency. SGEU also questions the Ministry’s claims that abolishing fire tower observers will result in reduced costs. For example, a Ministry official has said the move to automate would be cheaper because government would no longer have to provide tower workers with government vehicles. The reality, according to Bymoen, is that workers only use a government truck once or twice a year to haul in equipment, and typically drive their own vehicles to work on a daily basis. Government says it will cost $1.5 million to install the video cameras, but SGEU warns there will be hidden or unforeseen expenses, such as the need for ongoing repair and maintenance, much of which could involve costly helicopter services. Thirty-eight positions will be lost due to automation, mainly in northern communities. Ministries across government have been under pressure to cut public service jobs as a result of a plan launched in 2010 to cut 15 per cent of the government workforce over four years. Susan Dusel, Communications Officer SGEU

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May 10, 2013

Stubborn winter means late start for golf season

Photo taken on April 26th at the Hidden Hills of Shellbrook Golf Course Course. On that same date last year, the golf season was already in full swing. By Jon Svec It’s not the type of albatross that golfers usually hope for. In a golfing context, the term is usually used to describe a double eagle, or a score of three under par on any given hole. Metaphorically, however, an albatross signifies a curse or a burden that one must carry. These days, many golfers in Shellbrook and the surrounding areas are looking at the weather and feeling that they may be a little cursed, and they would surely welcome the burden of a bag of clubs being slung over their shoulders. Instead they must watch their clubs sit, unused, as spring creeps forward and courses remain unopened. It certainly has been a winter to remember -- or, rather, one to forget. Larry Ritchie, manager of the Hidden Hills of Shellbrook Golf Course, says that in his seven years at the helm he’s never seen a winter quite like this one. “Last year


PREFONTAINE CARE HOMES Corner of 2nd Ave and 5th St East, Shellbrook

22 bed assisted living facility. We have been operating as a personal care and assisted living for the past 6 years. We feel we have been providing a much needed service in the Community of Shellbrook. We have been operating at over 90% occupancy since we opened. We would like to see the facility sell as an ongoing care home for our seniors. However the purchaser may do as he wishes with the property. We have to offer 3 different properties all located in 1 Block which may be sold individually or as a parcel. All buildings and equipment less than 5 years old.

was the earliest we started, this year might be the latest,” Ritchie said in an interview on May 2nd. The opening date for the course last year was April 23rd, but that was the first time during Ritchie’s tenure that the course opened before the end of April. The late start comes in a year when many upgrades are in the works for the course. The only problem is that Ritchie and his team are forced to work around the unpredictable weather while trying to complete these tasks. One thing that they are working on is the improvement of two of the course’s tee boxes. The plan is to make them bigger and higher with better sight lines for the players. “Up to this point all we’ve done is dump a bunch of dirt there,” Ritchie said with a chuckle. “We didn’t think we were going to get another foot of snow. That kind of surprised us. That’s the first priority, to get that levelled off and to put turf on it.” And if you’re look-

ing for a time line as to when they will be able to do that, just ask Mother Nature what her plans are. Despite the late start, Ritchie doesn’t believe that membership numbers will suffer. They’ve always been pretty consistent with memberships, and a number of perks are in place this year just in case people need some enticing. One new benefit for members is that the course has joined into a collaboration of five other courses, and members will now get discounted rates if they visit any of these neighbouring clubs. This includes Waskesiu, Elk Ridge, Candle Lake, Evergreen and Cooke Municipal Golf Courses. Ritchie was a bit surprised when these larger courses agreed to let the Hidden Hills of Shellbrook join their collaboration, but he’s excited about the benefits that his members will reap from the deal. Also, the club has purchased a new set of golf carts which should be arriving shortly. Now all they need is some sun. The late start is not only being felt in Shellbrook. Ritchie says that none of the neighbouring courses are up and running yet either, while a few that are closer to Saskatoon are just now opening their gates. In the meantime the folks at the Hidden Hills of Shellbrook will continue to work on preparing the course so that they will be able to open as soon as the weather allows them to. They have been blowing snow and pumping water away from certain areas, and a couple weeks ago they cleared the snow off all the greens. In doing so, however, they have again put themselves at the mercy of the weather, as the watering system is still frozen and should remain so for some time. They are hoping that some rain will fall and water the exposed greens, otherwise they would have to begin pumping water back into some spots in order to keep the grass healthy. Up to this point, the areas they have uncovered look good, and Ritchie doesn’t expect that any long-term damage is being done to the course by this stubborn winter. Ritchie is hoping that an influx of good weather will make it possible for the course to open as early as May 12th. Obviously things need to warm up, and it wouldn’t hurt for some rain to come and wash away the snow. Ritchie says that the forecast looks good, and with the work that they’ve done to get the course ready to go, a May 12th opening is not out of the question. Of course, that’s all “depending on the weather.”

‘Murder Most Fowl’ performed at Debden Debden’s community members enjoyed an evening of music and drama on Thursday, May 2nd. To begin the evening, Kara Thiessen rendered a piano solo while songs were performed by Jasmine LaMotte and Layton Ferster as well as Cyndi Aarrestad and Darryl Amund-

son. The hillbilly comedy, “Murder Most Fowl” brought peals laughter from the audience as the cast tried to solve the mystery of the rising number of dead chickens. The evening concluded with coffee and a variety of irresistible desserts.

Property #1 - 5 years old. 3,000 sq. ft, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 750 sq. ft. rec room, partial unfinished basement 1000 sq. ft. situate don 200 ft frontage, private water and sewer supply. Was operating personal care home but would also serve as a beautiful family dwelling, fully furnished as personal care home. Priced at $289,000. Property #2 - 4 years old, 3,000 sq. ft. 8 bedroom fully furnished assisted living home for seniors. This home also features a 1,400 sq. ft. partially furnished 3 bedroom basement suit for staff or owner. This home has been operating at 100% occupancy. 100 ft. frontage - town water and sewer. Priced at $395,000. Property #3 - 2 year old 3,500 sq. ft. assisted living home. This spacious facility features large kitchen, dining room and common room area. It has 8 bedrooms, 2 of which are double suites with 4 piece on suite. This facility features of total of 7 bathrooms. Facility sits on 100 st. frontage with town water and sewer. This home has also been operating at 100% occupancy with 9 residents. Priced at $419,000. Due to health reasons these properties must sell and we are open to any reasonable offers. For more information please call Larry at 306-747-7779. Serious inquiries only please.

Front - Shaye Amundson, Kylie Couture, Lauren Lukan, Mckenzie Aarrestad & Chandal Aarrestad. Middle Row - Jonathon Ardagh, Melinda Ardagh, Quinn Smith & Roxann Unterwiener. Back Row - Raymond Cyr, Cole Aarrestad, Tyler Couture, Emilia Gillies, Joseph Jean, Juli Gustafson, Sam Wasacase, Janelle Cyr, Miss Banks & Mrs. Reves.


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In a perfect world we might not need GMO In addition to holding basically a lifetime interest in agriculture I also happen to be a fan of science fiction. The two areas of interest occasionally converge, and frankly I am never sure if that is a good thing, or a bad one. On the one hand there is the Gene Roddenberry vision of science fiction exemplified by his Star Trek works. Not everything in the world of scientific development is without its bumps in the Star Trek world, smaller bumps were seen preHollywood, but humankind always dealt with such bumps in a way which left our species enjoying a rather enlightened future. George Orwell in A Brave New World didn't see things as rosily as Roddenberry, and it would seem most science fiction writers fall into the Orwell camp in terms of what lies ahead, even if many ultimately see the human spirit triumphing. So by now, as a reader, you are wondering what this has to do with farming. Well regular readers will know I am a pretty big proponent of genetic modification in agriculture, and that view hasn't changed. In a perfect world we might not need GMO but our species has long ago made sure Earth is far from perfect anymore. And a bit like locusts and lemmings, we continue to wildly grow world population, leaving us few options but to look for innovative ways to feed everyone.

That is why I shudder at a development such as the so-called 'terminator gene' technology which would have crops producing essentially sterile grain. It puts too much control of food production in commercial hands and takes it away from everyday people. Now I read about Monsanto’s research and development work on RNA interference (RNAi) for pest manageCALVIN ment. Apparently RNA interference is a DANIELS process to turn down or shut off the ~ expression of certain genes, which suppresses the production of a specific protein in an organism, which I'll admit is a concept well above Grade 12 biology taken 35 years ago even if Jim Weseen was a fine instructor. "In the case of crop pests, RNAi could potentially shut down proteins related to metabolism or reproduction, thus killing or disabling target insects," related a recent Western Producer article. "… RNA interference is alluring because it can be tailored to a specific pest, unlike pesticides that kill harmful and beneficial insects alike." So, yes I can see the faces of researcher’s and even those of farmers lighting up.

The ability to attack particular insects with a specific RNAi created application, and have it be effective sounds great. We are, after all, aware that when you spray for a certain bad bug, you generally take all its beneficial cousins with it. But there are inherent concerns which come with such science. Nature has a way of mutating organisms, and we know too organisms inherently adapt, that is why some poisons now effects rats less than they once did, germs become resistant to certain medications, and weeds to certain herbicides. How nature might adapt to RNA changes over the long term is a mystery which harkening back to my science fiction interest, might not be particularly good. There is also the issue that while in its purest form science is neither good, nor bad, people are far more white and black. One should always worry at least a little about what sort of applications a science might be being adapted for in a few military bunkers and madman labs out there. We might like to think such things are merely the stuff of fiction, but we only need to look at some of the research being undertaken in Nazi Germany to know science can be easily twisted. The more that science flirts with changing the building blocks of life, the more diligent we need to be before accepting even the first step down such an uncertain road.

Governments invest in future agriculture industry leaders Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $500,000 in funding over the next five years for the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program. This program will provide support to help industry associations men-

tor young producers into future industry leaders. “To keep Canadian agriculture innovative and vibrant, we need to make sure that we build on the knowledge base that’s currently out there," said Ritz. “Our government is proud to partner in these types of investments that will help

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young producers develop into the leaders of tomorrow.” “The future success of Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry is in the hands of today’s young farmers and ranchers,” Stewart said. “This program will provide young producers who display leadership potential with the opportunity to learn from highly-regarded industry leaders.” The program is designed to help young producers gain the leadership skills and provide the networking opportunities needed to become future industry leaders. No provincial program aimed at developing leadership capacity for all sectors of the agriculture industry existed until now. Through the program, industry associations are eligible to receive up to $4,000 per mentorship, to a maximum of $20,000 per industry association. Eligible activities include travel expenses for industry events and meeting registration fees. “A structured leadership and mentorship program is a new concept for the crops sector in Saskatchewan,” Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission Executive Director Shawna Mathieson said. “This program will be vital in increasing the talent of our young producers and the agricultural sector as a

whole.” “This program will create opportunities for young people to become more involved in the agriculture industry,” Youth Advisory Committee Chair Derek Tallon said. “Building a network and having the guidance of current industry leaders is a benefit to young producers.” This new initiative addresses a recommendation from the Saskatchewan Agriculture Youth Advisory Committee to increase leadership skills and opportunities for our youth. The program is modeled after the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program administered by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “You cannot measure the value of a good mentor when it comes to learning,” Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Board Member Levi Hull said. “The livestock industry in Saskatchewan will be well-served by the addition of this program. It will complement the national Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program and provide more opportunities for livestock producers to be mentored in the province.” Funding for the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program is provided under the federal-provincial Growing Forward 2 framework. For more information on the program,

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Government of Canada invests in seniors’ projects

Seniors in Northern Saskatchewan will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). MP Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for DesnethéMissinippi-Churchill River made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). “Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said Mr. Clarke. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communi-

ties.” The following organizations received funding for their projects: · Big River Seniors, Big River ($25,000): The organization will install a furnace; renovate the interior and exterior of the building to support social participation by continuing to offer exercises, games and other social activities. · Ladder Valley Community Centre Co-Operative, Big River ($15,000): The organization will complete renovations and repairs to entrances, doors and wheelchair ramps to support social participation of seniors by continuing to offer bingo, and other social functions. · Canwood Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization, Canwood ($4,857): Seniors involved with the club will engage in mentoring the youth by leading an intergenerational gardening project, with elementary school youth to help foster new friendships and volunteerism.

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· Leoville Senior Citizens, Leoville ($11,500): Seniors involved with the organization will increase social participation in their community by hosting several ethnic cooking demonstrations and nutritional seminars. · Spiritwood Seniors & Pensioners Association, Spiritwood ($21,663): The organization will add an extra room to the senior hall to be able to support social participation of seniors by continuing to offer old and new activities such as cards, games and exercise programs. Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 12,200 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $33 million in funding for approximately 1,750 community projects.

Linda Anderson is celebrating a personal Scrabble high scoring word of 194 and high scoring game of 568. She humiliated her opponent by maximizing point opportunities with the high scoring letters j, q, x, and z and then played the word “precinct” on a triple-triple for 194. This photo was taken after her brilliant play.


Patients are getting surgery sooner, safer, smarter Patients in Saskatchewan are getting surgery sooner with increased safety thanks to a concerted effort to improve outcomes for patients. With just over a year to go for the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, monthly updated statistics show the health sys-

tem has achieved 90 per cent of its April 2013 target of offering patients surgery within six months, and is at 78 per cent of its ultimate target of offering surgery within three months. “We’re not yet where we want to be, but we’ve made incredible progress toward our


Recycle Bins The Council of the R.M. of Canwood No. 494 has placed recycle bins throughout the municipality for the use of the ratepayers. Contact your division councillor or the R.M. office (306-468-2014) for further information. Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494

goal,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said. “Over this next year we remain committed to putting the patient first and moving toward our goal that by April 2014 all patients will receive an offer of surgery within three months.” The latest wait times website update, with results to February 28, 2013, shows that five health regions have no patients waiting more than six months

for surgery. Of the other five health regions with surgical services, Regina Qu’Appelle and Saskatoon Health Regions handle the bulk of the province’s surgeries and account for most of the long-waiting patients. Saskatoon has whittled its list down to 880 patients who are waiting longer than six months, while Regina Qu’Appelle still has 2,910 patients who have waited that

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Council $700 Bursary Are you… • Between the ages 17 to 21? • Planning on studying at a post-secondary school in the fall of 2013? Do you… • Have a parent/guardian who owns/rents land in and pays taxes to the R.M. of Canwood No. 494? If you answered “YES!” to ALL of the above questions and wish to apply for the Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494 Council Bursary: √ Write an autobiography in report form, √ Supply a current picture, and √ Obtain one written Letter of Reference Send items to: Lorna Benson, Administrator R.M. of Canwood No. 494 Box 10, Canwood, SK S0J 0K0 Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2013



Lida Kabaroff Estate and John & Helen Schlichemeyer Household Sale

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long. Since 2007, the number of patients waiting more than six months has fallen 64 per cent (from 10,635 to 3,858). Since the Surgical Initiative was launched in April 2010, that number has fallen 61 per cent (3,858 patients on February 28, compared with 9,876 on April 1, 2010), or 6,018 fewer patients waiting more than six months for surgery.

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Report from the Legislature

Saskatchewan will soon be home to the four brandnew private liquor stores. The stores will open by summer 2014 – two in Regina and two in Saskatoon. Sobeys will operate outlets in Saskatoon’s Stonebridge neighborhood and on Rochdale Boulevard in northwest Regina. The other Regina store will be run by Willow Park Wines & Spirits in the south Regina neighborhood of Harbour Landing. The fourth store will be operated by the Saskatoon Co-op in the Blairmore neighborhood. Currently, Saskatchewan’s liquor retail system is a mix of public and private operators: 79 public liquor stores, about 185 private businesses operating as rural liquor franchises and approximately 440 private off-sale outlets. The serious problems of bullying and cyber-bullying were the focus of an important debate held recently in the Saskatchewan legislature. Legislators from both sides of the House united in their support of the efforts of the federal, provincial

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and territorial Justice Ministers to protect our kids from cyber-bullying, including making it illegal to share intimate images without consent. This kind of activity played a tragic role in the deaths of two teenage girls on opposite sides of Canada in recent months. Our government has also created a new, web-based resource for anti-bullying information: Anti-Bullying. This site contains links to information and resources for educa-

tors, families, children and youth. It will be kept up to date as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education (Anti-bullying Initiative) Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau begins her important work this spring and summer. Ms. Campeau will host public consultations and meet with interest groups and individuals. She will use the information she gathers to make recommendations to the Minister of Education for an anti-bullying strategy for the province. We need to do more to not only protect our children from bullying and harassment, but to drive home the point that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. An important milestone has been reached on the road to the province’s first Children’s Hospital. The Government of Saskatchewan has approved detailed plans for the hospital which were designed with the input of patients, families, staff and physicians. Another example of putting patients first, this

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announcement builds on the early design of the hospital approved last July by including details on things like how patient rooms and family areas will be set up. After months of intensive work, the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan project team created a detailed design that will best meet the needs of patients and health care professionals, while incorporating detailed population forecasting to ensure the facility will meet the needs of a growing city and

province. The project team will now focus on the final mechanical, electrical and structural details so that the contractors can start building the hospital. Construction is expected to start in early 2014 with a completion date of late 2016. With the spring melt now underway, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is actively supporting hundreds of communities and groups working hard to prevent and control flooding. If you need support and/or assistance with activities such as sandbagging, installing culverts, clearing channels or building berms, please contact the WSA at 1-866-727-5420. Their website - www.wsask. ca - is also a great source of information. The mobile version of the site allows you to check daily river and lake levels. Other services being provided include free bacteriological testing of your well or cistern water by the Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory – to see if you’re eligible for testing and to get forms and sample

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containers, go to at www. loodedprivate-wells-fact-sheet. With how quickly flood conditions change, the Highway Hotline will be staffed 24-7 until the threat of flooding subsides. Road closures and traffic restrictions will be on the Highway Hotline website and provided via social media. By working together, we will ensure that you and your family stay safe. When you filed your taxes this year, it’s likely you paid a lot less in provincial income tax. Tax cuts made by our government 2007 have resulted in big savings for many families and individuals in Saskatchewan. For example, a family of four making $50,000 in 2013 will pay just $207 in provincial income tax, compared to $2,032 in 2007. That’s more than two thousand dollars that stays in your pocket. As outlined in the Plan for Growth, our government will continue to cut taxes as long as those reductions are affordable and sustainable, within a balanced budget.

SGI offering farm plate eligibility exemption With farmers throughout the province facing prolonged snow cover and the

risk of flooding, SGI is waiving the minimum eligibility requirements for farm


plates in 2013. Under normal circumstances, an individual

or farm corporation that grows crops or raises livestock must seed a minimum

amount of crop or generate a minimum gross revenue each year, to be eligible for

farm plates. “The wet soil conditions expected in many areas of the province means a late start to the season for Saskatchewan farmers, which could make it difficult to meet minimum requirements,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “To help farmers through this challenge, SGI is granting an eligibility exemption for farm plates this year.” Farmers must meet the following conditions to be eligible for the exemption: 1. The farmer must have licensed their vehicle with farm plates in 2012. 2. The farmer must intend to continue farming in 2014, and plans to seed enough crop or generate enough gross revenue to qualify for farm plates next year. The exemption is effective immediately, and expires on June 1, 2014.

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Shellbrook Chronicle

Homestead Month at the Shellbrook Museum

Some of the tools that our pioneers used. One way the Shellbrook Heritage Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary is with monthly articles focusing on a part of its collection. This month’s homesteading focus is evident in every room, nook, and cranny in the museum. Homesteading in the Parklands followed the same governmental trail, from entry to patent, as homesteading in the Prairies but the big challenge of these two homesteading groups differed. The Prairie homesteaders had to break the land while the Parkland homesteaders had to clear the land. The homesteading system was initiated primarily to populate the Prairies with consumers and producers to pay for Sir John A. McDonald’s dream of a trans-Canada railroad. A prospective homesteader for a nom-

inal registration fee could file for 160 acres. The homesteader then had three years to “prove” his or her homestead. (To be a homesteader one needed to be at least 18 and male or a widow.) In that three years as well as cultivating 30 acres, the homesteader had to build a house and reside on the land a proportion of the time. At the three year mark, a sworn statement witnessed by two neighbours gave the homesteader the patent; a document of ownership. It is odd how often “clearing the land” is mentioned in sources without details. When asked exactly how clearing the land of popular and spruce trees was done, one senior cryptically chuckled, “With the help of E.B. Eddy”. E.B. Eddy is not a person but a match company. So from clues from various sourc-

es, the process of clearing the land began with felling the trees with axes and saws. If a tree was suitable, it might be processed into lumber for building or cord wood for winter fuel. The remaining logs and debris would be piled and burned with the help of E.B. Eddy. While this step was demanding, the next was worse. The roots and stumps had to be removed. As decomposition helped the removal process, roots and stumps were left in ground as long as possible. After axe and spade work, the tool of choice for roots was the sturdy grub hoe. For stumps, there were person-powered and animal-powered stump pullers—some pullers were simply chains and others complex machines. Both horses and oxen supplied welcome muscle but horses may have been preferred as oxen tend to stop when they meet great resistance while horses continue to pull. The spirit of cooperation flourished in the Parkland and “clearing bees” were common where neighbours work together proving again and again that “many hands make light work”. Cultivating the land was a critical step towards securing a homestead. A Shellbrook Chronicle article of May 1912 reported a petition that the number of required acres broken to prove up a homestead be changed from 30 to 15. It is not surprising the article ends: “Every person in this district will heartily endorse this movement for reduction in homestead duties” as it would mean clearing only 15 football fields (a rough approximation of an acre) instead of 30. Shellbrook rural homesteading peaked in the early decades of the 1900’s. The Chronicle mentions 351 in 1912 topping the previous


year’s 260 entries. The first two homestead entries were 1892 but both were abandoned. In 1893, entries by Miles A. Riggs and Samuel Halliwell were successful but there are ten other homesteaders in the same year who cancelled suggesting the odds of success were 1 to 5. Post WWI, the 1919 Soldier Settlement Act provided soldiers with loans for land, stock, and equipment but many farms failed. The 1942 Veteran’s Land Act wisely offered the veteran choices and more flexibility so more farms succeeded. The homesteaders possessed an incredible number of virtues. The first was the courage to immigrate and take on the challenges of homesteading. Government advertising was exaggerated and presented Canada as a land flowing with the proverbial milk and honey so upon arrival at the homestead they needed optimism and hope to sustain years of work; work that required persistence and strength. Their living situations also demanded creativity (necessity being the mother of invention), thrift, and resourcefulness. These and many other virtues are the foundation of Shellbrook and district. 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.


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Elementary Hip Hop – Ethan Bell, Shay Dumais, Erika Stene and Brianne Cadrain. Missing Christina and Sarah Stene.

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Elementary/Junior Tap –Brianne Cadrain, Alexis Banda, Kaitlan Stene, Jessie Boon, Ethan Bell, Meghan Person, Erika Stene, Ashley Skavlebo. Missing Christina Stene and Sarah Stene.

Intermediate Ballet –Teigan Leather, Kassandra Stene, Jenna Beaulieu, Jillian Mennie, Chloe Banda and Erica Archer. Junior Hip Hop - Kaitlan Stene, Sarra Hazelwood, Ciera Smith, Jessie Boon, front, Rebekka Potts, Kerrington Long, Casey Kvinlaug and Leah Mennie.

Primary Hip Hop – Abby Ledding, Ashlyn Schmitz, Paige Rolles, Abby Klein, Charlise Smith-Hayden, Ava Ledding and Abbey Kyliuk. Sitting, Addison Kerber, Justice Anderson-Groshok and Daja Stieb.

Novice/Elementary Musical Theatre – Madison Verbonac, Teanne Couture, Brianne Cadrain, Mekka Balla, Kyra Johnson, Madeline Grenier, Mya Sommerfeld, Jade Keyowski, Brooke Cadrain, Cassidy Saam, Claire Dupuis and Adam Shakul.

Rhythm Works Dance Studio holds annual recitals The Rhythm Works Dance Studio held their annual dance recitals this past weekend at the Shellbrook Theatre. One show was held on Saturday, May 4th while an additional performance took place on Sunday, May 5th. As soon as the lights dimmed over the packed house, the crowd’s clamour turned to murmurs and then faded into silence as an impressive collection of performers took the stage. From the first act on the audience was treated to a parade of routines that displayed the talent and versatility of the local dance studio. The show certainly had something for everyone, and included dance routines that spanned numerous styles including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and modern dance. There were group routines as well as solos, and senior, polished dancers along with budding stars such as the fan-favourite Tiny Tot collective. Tina Stene, president of the Rhythm Works Dance

Studio, described the annual recitals as the “icing on the cake” for the dance season. The club participated in two dance competitions this year, the Dance Aberdeen Dance Festival and the Tisdale Dance Experience. During these competitions the dancers try and make sure that their hard work culminates into perfect routines while performing in front of the judges. They make sure that their hair, makeup and costumes are perfect. They strive for supreme focus during their routines, as every detail, even something as simple as a pointed toe, could be the difference in the end. “You go to those competitions,” Stene said, “and yeah you want to have fun, but you want to do your absolute best at the same time. There’s a balance there. Our girls aren’t totally upset if they don’t get the platinum mark, and neither are we. As long as they go out there and have fun and do their best, that’s all we ask.”

With the local dance recitals, however, the girls can forget about some of those pressures and focus on having a good time while performing in front of their friends and families. Stene said that the recitals are a time when “the girls can just go out there and showcase all their talent.” The 2012-2013 dance season was certainly a successful one for the club (see page 18 for a complete list of winners). When asked what she attributes the club’s success to, Stene is quick with her answer. “Our instructors. We have very high caliber instructors. They push the girls and get the best out of them. Michelle Fortin has been doing this for about seven years. Both Dallas Chappell and Kelly Woodley were new to us this year. Dallas is certified beyond belief, and Kelly is just a phenomenal dancer.” Continued on page 18 & 19


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Susan Grimm GRIMM – Mrs. Susan 1945 – 2013 Susan was born the second child in a family of 11 children in Fillmore, Saskatchewan on March 9th, 1945 to Philip and Annie (nee:Boese) Lindenbach. Susan had a brother Arthur who was born in 1947, and passed away at birth. This left Walter, Leona, Minnie, Louise, Eddie, John & Judy (the twins) Richard and Donald to fight with; all of whom were born within 13 years. When Susan was 10, all of her siblingswere put into foster homes. She spent some time with her brother Ed in Shell Lake. Susan did not have a lot of opportunities to see her siblings as they got older, with everyone moving around and busy with their lives, visits were fewer and far between. In the summer of 1979 they had their first family reunion. Life went on and Susan began to make her own way in life, moving to Prince Albert she began her working days. She worked at the Coronet Motor Inn for 2 ½ years as a dishwasher. Then moving to the Voyager Restaurant for 2 ½ years then finally to the Cavalier Inn (Marlboro) for 16 years. While in P.A. Susan met the love of her life, Delbert Grimm soon after they moved to Shellbrook and were married on July 27, 1993. They became soul mates and Susie and Delbert did many of their money making adventures together, Susie as hard working as any one. Some of their adventures were tying down log cars, working in the bush blocking up wood to sell for firewood, as well as fencing for local farmers. Susie invented a chain elevator for the chainsaw when they used to tie down the log cars. She enjoyed reading, doing crosswords, and playing a friendly game of cards. However one of her favorite things was to go on a fishing trip. Susan loved the outdoors, flowers and collecting, rescuing teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Susie also loved her music and enjoyed listening to hymns and country music. Susan always had the coffee pot on to welcome any guests who might come by for a visit. Susan was quiet, unassuming and hard working. Her attitude was always very positive, she was easy going and anyone who was around Susan felt that. Later on when Susan’s illness progressed and she was in the hospital, you could always find her holding on to at least one of her stuffed animals. Susan will be deeply missed by her husband Delbert Grimm; her brothers Ed (Shirley) Lindenbach; John Severson; Richard (Dianna) Bromstad; Don (Shauna) Lindenbach; her sisters Leona Garman; Minnie Garner; Judy (Willie) Fontaine; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Susan was predeceased by her parents, Philip & Anne (nee: Boese) Lindenbach; her brother Walter Lindenbach; her sister Louise Garman; Her brother in-law Leo Garman. The Funeral Service for Susan took place on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from the Shellbrook Pentecostal Church with Pastor John Slemming as Officiant. Susan Slemming and Fred Pomrenk helped with the special music; pallbearers were Terry Kwasnica, Tom Galloway, Ken Danger, Dale Johnson, Daniel Andreae, and Robert Strube. Interment took place in the Shellbrook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Susan to the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project. Beau “Lac” Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


OBITUARIES ~ Arnold Anderson ANDERSON – Mr. Arnold - 1924-2013 On Friday, April 19, 2013 the family of Arnold Herbert Anderson lost a special father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. Arnold was born to Elsie and Herbert Anderson on December 22, 1924 in Kinistino, SK. He had four siblings growing up on the farm. Without a single music lesson Arnie taught himself to play several instruments. Arnie married Jenny Jensen in 1943 and raised five children. His life was interesting and very busyworking at locations from B.C. to Ontario spending time logging, trapping, fishing, farming and hauling on the ice roads. He was an excellent welder and spent many hours repairing and restoring equipment. He was in the Canadian Armed Forces and served overseas ffrom M h 1944 tto July J l of 1946. He was very active in March the Royal Canadian Legion – Canwood Branch and participated at most Remembrance Day Services. He had many stories from his time in the Army that he would share with many people old and young. Arnie will be missed by many family and friends. Arnie leaves to cherish his memory his children, Vivian (Herman) Thiessen of Debden, SK; Ernest (Marilyn) Anderson of Canwood, SK; Ronald (Charlotte) Anderson of Canwood, SK; Darlene (Harley Lundgren) Berg of Canwood, SK; his daughter in-law, Barb Anderson of Wakaw, SK; his grandchildren Shannon, Charma, Sherlyn, Bradley (Angie), Laurie (Joerg), Faron (Lisa), Melissa (Scott), Vicki, Erling, Dawn-Marie, Darcy (Mike), Kevin, Dean, Amanda and Arliss; his 21 great grandchildren; his brothers and sister, Harold (Nona) Anderson of Abbotsford, B.C; Orvald (Jean) Anderson of Quesnel, B.C; Sam Anderson of Maple Ridge, B.C; Fern (Clifford) Baer of Kelowna, B.C. Arnie was predeceased by his wife, Jenny Anderson on November 17, 1998; his son Wayne Anderson; his son inlaw Arnie Berg; his grandson Dennis Belair; his parents Elsie & Herbert Anderson; his brothers in-law Frovin Jensen, and Eric Jensen; his sisters in-law, Inga Crawford & Elin Sundberg. The Funeral Service for Arnie was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Canwood Elk’s Hall with Pastor Glen Blazosek as Officiant. Teresa Blazosek was the organist, Daryl Amundson performed a solo, and the eulogy was read by Marilyn Anderson & Fern Baer. Pallbearers were: Faron Anderson, Erling Anderson, Bradley Thiessen, Spencer Duvall, Jared Dows, Scott Stieb. The Honor Guard was the Royal Canadian Legion. Memorial Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion – Canwood Branch. The Interment was in Blue Heron Cemetery. Beau “Lac” Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Grace Grimard GRIMARD – Mrs. Grace On Saturday, April 27, 2013 Mrs. Grace Nancy (nee: McNeilty) Grimard, late of Debden, was gently taken into the arms of the Lord to be with her husband Hector. Grace was born June 9, 1927 to James & Edith McNeilty from Polwarth, Sk. It wasn’t long before Hector Francois Grimard came a courting with his horse, banner, and his buggy, and Grace and Hector were married on July 29, 1948 in Debden and raised a family of 11 children. Grace was kept very busy raising so many children during a time when most of the comforts we now enjoy were not available. In the early years Grace helped on the farm with the milking of the cows, separating the milk, to selling of the cream. Grace loved gardening and especially enjoyed sharing the bounty of her large garden with friends and family. In the fall Grace kept busy with canning of her garden vegetables, berries, meat and fish. With having such a large family, every week consisted of making large batches of bread, cookies, and laundry. Grace enjoyed knitting, crocheting socks, mittens, toques and scarves for her family. With having such a large family, Grace had many “trades”, she enjoyed being the family hairdresser, she was a home decorator, and she was a seamstress as well. Grace will be remembered by her family and friends for never forgetting anyone’s birthday; she was very proud of everyone’s accomplishments. Grace always took the time to have neighboring families over for visits, and making her special homemade toffee. In her later years she enjoyed watching her soaps on T.V and while at her stay at Whispering Pine Place she enjoyed listening to the guests who came in to play at the care home. Later in her life she suffered the loss of her husband, three of her children and three of her grandchildren. Yet she dealt with those losses bravely, quietly and with dignity, never burdening anyone with her sorrow. Grace leaves to cherish her memory, Her children, Victor Grimard of Debden, SK., Alice (Ronald) Joseph of Debden, SK., Leo Grimard of Debden, SK., Leon Grimard of Boyle, AB., Aline (Terry) Haugo of Alysham, SK., Louise (Donald Couture) Grimard of Debden,SK., Laurette (Don) Thompson of Waldheim, SK., Diane (Ronald) West of Prince Albert, SK. Her grandchildren; Genevieve and Bonita Joseph, Kristine, Kaleigh and Devin Haugo, Kristal Grimard, Laurie, Joleane and Amanda Thompson, Chelsey and Leslie Grimard, Sherlyn Grimard, Maurice and Nicole Grimard, Kimberly Grimard. Her brothers, Donald, Walter and Clarence McNeilty, her sister, Ruby Ballandine, a brother-in-law, Raymond Grimard, Sisters-in-law, Simone Grimard and Therese Grimard ; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Grace was predeceased by; her loving husband of 50 years, Hector Grimard, her sons, Luc, Roland and Paul Grimard, her grandchildren, Brittany Grimard, Marcus and Kendall Joseph, her parents, James and Edith McNeilty, a brother, Jimmy (Ina) McNeilty, and sister, Violet (Arnold) Moffat and other relatives. The Funeral Mass for Grace was held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church in Debden, SK. with Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kunnath as Celebrant. The pallbearers were Lawrence Grimard, Richard Grimard, Dennis Grimard, Camille Dumais, Richard Dumais, and Claude Dumais. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Assoc. or to the Debden Cemetery Fund. The Interment was in Debden Cemetery. Emailed condolences sent to will be forwarded to the family, Beau “Lac” Funeral Home was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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

Mass Sunday, 11 a.m. St. Henry’s - Leask Mass Sunday 7 p.m. St. Joseph’s - Marcelin Mass Saturday, 9 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 204-620-0309 -----------------------SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Currently meeting in homes on Sunday morning. and Wednesday evenings. Parkside 747-2309, Leask 466-4498 Marcelin 226-4615 -----------------------ANGLICAN CHURCH Leask - All Saint’s 8 a.m. - Morning prayer Service. 9 a.m. Holy Communion Canwood - Christ Church 2 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sundays Evening Prayer 2nd & 4th Sundays Holy Communion Mont Nebo - St. Luke’s 2 p.m. - 1st and 3rd Sundays Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays Evening Prayer St. Andrew’s - Shellbrook Sunday, 11 a.m. Holy Communion Father Harnish 468-2264 -----------------------UNITED CHURCH Big River 1st & 2nd Sundays 1 p.m. - Worship at Anglican Church All Other Sundays - 10 a.m. Shellbrook - Knox Sun., 10 am - Worship Pastor Dave Whalley

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Shellbrook Airport gets financial boast The Shellbrook Airport is one of fifteen airports that have been approved for grants through the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program. Shellbrook Mayor George Tomporowski is excited about what this could mean for the local airport and for the town of Shellbrook. “We submitted an application as part of a three year plan,” Tomporowski said. “We were approved this year for just over $67,000. The intent is to improve the east end of the runway. It’s low and wet and unusable. It’s been unusable for the last couple years.” Tomporowski says that by the end of the three year plan the local airport will boast a surfaced runway, which will make it possible for more traffic to fly in and out. This is because surfacing the runway, which is now grass, will make it usable for more types of airplanes. As a growing

community the amount of air travel is one area that the mayor wants to improve upon. The intent is for the funds of the project to be split 50/50 between government and local contributors. The mayor hopes that construction of the first phase will begin this summer. “What we hope to do is this year we’ll do one half of the runway, next year we’ll do the other half of the runway, and in year three we’ll actually put a seal on it that will be mud free and dust free.” For the third straight year, the government will provide $700,000 to CAP, which is designed to help offset costs for various upgrades and repairs. Community airports were able to apply for funding for projects supporting economic development, general access to surrounding communities, air ambulances, commer-

cial operations and aviation safety. Airports that receive scheduled passenger service are not eligible for the program. “Our government continues to place a high priority on our airport infrastructure,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “A safe and strong network of airports ensures the Saskatchewan advantage for businesses and communities province-wide.” “Airports connect our communities, fortify industries, and provide landing space for air ambulances,” Saskatchewan Aviation Council President Janet Keim said. “The government continues to help us attain our goals of enhancing and promoting aviation at the local level.” Since the program began in 2007, the government has invested $3.8 million in community airports.


by Pastor David Baldock, Parkside Pentecostal Church There are so many historical accounts and figures in the Bible that it can be very interesting to see stories which mirror each other. Sometimes the similarities are striking; sometimes the contrasts are sharp and provide deep spiritual insight into our lives. The people I want to compare and contrast are Samson, the famous (or perhaps infamous) Judge of Israel, and Jesus Christ. Both were sent by God to deliver their people, albeit in very different ways. While their stories are similar on the surface, the outcomes are wildly different. You can find the account of Samson in Judges chapters 13-16, and of Jesus in any of the four gospels. Both men had their births announced to their parents by angels, before they were even conceived. Samson’s mother was unable to have children before the Angel came, and Jesus’ mother was a virgin. Neither should have been able to conceive, but God performed a miracle so that each of them could be born. Both men grew to experience the power the Holy Spirit of God in their lives. While Samson was granted great physical strength to fight the Philistines, Jesus was able to do many miracles such as healing the sick and even bringing back the dead. Very different gifts, unique to the needs of the day and the purposes of God, but both flowing from the power of the Holy Spirit. Finally, both men were ultimately betrayed by people

close to them before being tortured, humiliated and then dying in a final act of accomplishing their God-given mission. Samson’s life was marked by following his own desires, which often put him in conflict with the Philistines who were ruling over Israel at that time. In contrast, Jesus spent His life in service to others: He helped, taught, healed, and ministered to the poor. Samson’s final act, after being notoriously betrayed by his girlfriend Delilah, was to knock over a building while he was still inside it. He died in that act, but killed more enemies of Israel through his death than during his life. Jesus was betrayed by one of his chosen 12 disciples, and then died on a cross to take away the sins of the world. One man lived for himself, seeking his own pleasure and using his God-given gifts mostly in acts of revenge, and his impact was small. The other lived to serve, to love people and to lead them closer to God. Jesus used His God-given gifts to better the lives of others both physically and spritually, and His impact continues to be felt around the globe even two millennia after He walked the Earth. It is character that makes all the difference between Samson and Jesus. And likewise, character will make all the difference for us as well. Are we going to choose to be people who seek mainly after our own desires but fail to leave a lasting legacy in the lives of others? Or will we choose to find ways to serve others with the gifts and abilities we have been given, and thus make the world a better place? The choice is of course, up to us.

Good Growing Pains Looks like we’ve completely skipped spring this year with temperatures this week around the Canadian Prairies shooting up from around freezing to into the 20s! Our counterparts in the U.S. have also enjoyed some warmer weather which has allowed farmers both here and there get into the fields & break up some dirt. The scattered opportunities to get into the field still has U.S. corn plantings at their slowest pace from 1984, but the pace increased seven points to 12 per cent complete as of Sunday, May 5th. On Friday, May 10th we get the U.S.D.A.’s May world agricultural supply & demand estimates which may show how a stronger US dollar is possibly making international buyers less inclined to by US commodities (it becomes more expensive for investors who use other currencies). With potential supplies this fall arriving “late” due to current planting delays, there may be more cookie-jar dipping from other places like Brazil (soybeans) and the Black Sea re-

gion (wheat). This is possible, regardless of whether or not we see trendline yields – it’s all about timing. Specifically, soybean exports out of South America in the month of April were estimated at a record high of 9.3 million tonnes with estimates for May nearing 10 million tonnes. This is a result of logistical traffic jams easing and drier weather accelerating the speed of the harvest. Moreover, we’re likely to see a rebound in wheat production in the Ukraine, as per the U.S.D.A.`s Foreign Agricultural Services. Their prediction of a 43 per cent increase year-over-year to 22.6 million tonnes would certainly make Northern African importers smile as they don`t have to source from (usually) more expensive European or North American supplies. Australia is possibly in for another tough year as their planting and growing conditions continue to remain fairly dry throughout the Land Down Undaa. In some regions, canola acres are being

switched out for wheat as the planting window closes. In fact, Rabobank is suggesting that Aussie canola acres could drop 30 per cent, likely putting production closer to two million tonnes than the 2.9 million tonnes currently forecasted by A.B.A.R.E.S. (the Aussie equivalent to the U.S.D.A.). Nonetheless, without some good rains over the next few weeks, more than a few wheat fields will be at risk for some serious yield loss. Ultimately, as we see more drills in the field and finally some crop emergence, it’s more than likely that we’ll see some softening in the market, especially on the back-end contracts. The only major factor that is practically impossible to factor in, per usual, is the weather. Regardless of the planting date though, as long as temperatures gradually trend warmer, the recent abundance of moisture could prove very positive for a good growing season. To growth, rennan Turner, President,


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Taxpayer relief available to Canadians affected by floods The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would like to advise taxpayers who have been affected by spring flooding that they will have access to the CRA’s taxpayer relief provisions if they were unable to meet their tax obligations. The CRA understands that natural disasters may cause great difficulties for affected taxpayers whose primary concerns during this time are their families, homes, and communities. The CRA can provide relief to these taxpayers if they were unable to file their personal income tax returns and pay any balances owing before April 30, due to flooding. Business owners and self-employed individuals who were unable to meet their filing and payment obligations are also eligible for relief.

The CRA’s taxpayer relief provisions use a balanced approach to assist taxpayers in resolving tax issues that arise due to circumstances beyond their control. Under these provisions, taxpayers can apply to the CRA to have interest and/or penalties waived or cancelled in situations where they are unable to file a tax return and/or make payments on time because of a natural disaster. Taxpayers should submit their request in writing using form RC4288, Request for Taxpayer Relief. The CRA will consider these requests on a case-by-case basis. If taxpayers are unable to physically access the financial institutions they normally depend on, the CRA’s eservices, which include direct deposit, can provide quick access to tax payment and account information. The

CRA encourages all taxpayers to sign up for e-services at Taxpayers can also visit the CRA website for other payment options. All Canadians have access to the CRA’s taxpayer relief measures and will be considered for relief if they miss a payment or filing deadline because their lives were disrupted by uncontrollable weather events, including forest fires caused by lightning strikes, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and hurricanes. Taxpayers can find more information on the CRA Web site at They can also call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281 for individual enquiries, and at 1-800-959-5525 for business enquiries.

Spring into May with vehicle maintenance The last of the snow is melted, and Saskatchewan drivers are eager to hit the road this spring and enjoy some muchneeded warmer weather. Before you head out however, it’s important to have your vehicle inspected, according to the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada through its Be Car Care Aware program, and CAA. A vehicle inspection will identify potential safety and performance problems with your

vehicle. Maintenance and repairs are becoming increasingly important as Canadians drive their vehicles longer. The average age of a vehicle in Canada was 9.3 years in 2011, with the average vehicle now being retired at 320,000 kilometres, according to AIA Canada’s 2012 Outlook Study, produced by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. Fortunately, according to another study conducted by

DesRosiers, 85.6% of Canadians are prioritizing vehicle servicing and repairs. Reasons for maintaining their vehicles included avoiding large repairs in the future, increasing family safety, enhancing environmental performance of their vehicles, and protecting resale value. Here are some tips to get your vehicle ready for the spring season: Check your fluid levels. There are several fluids that


BLAINE LAKE: Wapiti Library - Books, Movies, Magazines, Children’s Section, Internet, Printing, Study/Meeting Space, Proctor Service, Community Programming. Hours: Tuesday 1-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 5-8, Friday 1-5. Contact us for more info 497-3130 CANWOOD: branch of Wapiti Regional Library - NEW HOURS - Tues. - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thurs. - 12 :00 noon - 5: 00 p.m. STORYTIME - Thurs. 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Internet services available at the library. DEBDEN: Wapiti Library hours: Monday 3 pm - 7 pm. Afterschool Program 3:30 5:00. Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm. Librarian: Aline Hannon LEASK: Wapiti Library Hours: Tues. & Fri.: 1 - 5:30 pm & Sat., 1:00 - 5:00 pm. MARCELIN: Wapiti Library is open Tues. 11 - 4 pm; Thur. 3 - 8 pm. For information on all your library needs, please contact 306-226-2110. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Branch of the Wapiti Library located at 105 Railway Ave., West (Provincial building). Library Hours: Mon., 2 - 6:00 pm; Tues., 2 - 8 pm; Wed. 2 - 8 pm; Thur., 2 - 6:00 pm; Fri., 10 - 4 pm. Children’s Story Time: Fri. 10:30 am (Oct. - May). CANWOOD: 4-H Mother’s Day Poker Rally on Sunday, May 12. Registration -12 to 1 p.m. $10 per rider - includes Chili supper. Door prizes. Held at J & R Meats, 13 km west of Shellbrook & 3 km north. Watch for signs. For more info contact: Jennifer 306-7473303 or Melissa 306-468-2690. SHELLBROOK: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Cold Plate Luncheon at Shellbrook Senior’s Centre, Friday, May 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ham, Turkey, Salads & Dessert Everyone welcome. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Theatre Movie Night. Next Movie Night in Shellbrook, Friday, May 17, “Identity Theft” - 7:30 p.m., A story about a man who accidentally gets his identity stolen by a woman. Friday, June 21 ~ “Oz”. American fantasy adventure film, Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Show time 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for movie SHELLBROOK: Benefit Concert for Living Waters Camp featuring Elim Church Choir Sunday, May 26 6:00 p.m. Shellbrook Pentecostal

require attention, including engine oil; power steering, brake and transmission fluids; and windshield washer solvent. Fluids are typically inexpensive and easy to change, but without them, vehicle reliability and functions may be affected, which can lead to expensive repair costs and pose safety risks. Change oil and oil filters. Changing the oil and the oil filter as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual is one of the best ways to keep the engine running trouble free. Neglecting to replace en-

gine oil can result in poor engine performance, higher fuel consumption and even severe engine damage. Replace your wiper blades. If they’re torn or cracked your wiper blades won’t do you much good in the middle of unrelenting spring showers when visibility is reduced. Check your lighting. Check all exterior and interior lighting to identify any problems. When your vehicle’s lighting is defective, other motorists may not get the message that you intend to stop or turn. The end result could be disas-

Bernice Thall wins a SCMA award The 24th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Awards Gala took place at the Dakota Dunes Casino on April 27th, 2013. Among the winners includ-

ed Group of the Year - Wyatt and Album of the Year – Donny Parenteau. Unbeknownst to Bernice Thall, she was the recipient of a very special award, the Legends and Legacy Award.

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trous. Check the cooling system. When the warmer spring and summer temperatures arrive, CAA Saskatchewan will be busy towing many vehicles because they have overheated. Be sure to check the condition of the coolant hoses and the accessory belts. Defective radiator caps, thermostats, water pumps and leaking radiators will also cause your vehicle to overheat. If your vehicle overheats, do not continue to drive the vehicle as severe engine damage will result.

Bernice Thall receiving her award.

Surrounded by family and her special friend Elmer Goa, Bernice started to cry when her long-time friend Don Mitchell began to read her biographyin introduction to the award. When she accepted her award on stage she said “it’s all making sense now why so many family members came tonight”. You see, her family left it as a surprise, and she simply thought she had received tickets and a trip to the awards night as a birthday gift. During her acceptance speech she talked of her singing debut at age 8 and encouraged traditional country stars to stay true to their traditional roots, her favourite country music of all. Bernice has volunteered and entertained tirelessly at music events at her former community of Canwood and present one of Prince Albert and has been an active member of the SCMA and PA Country Music Association for many years.She has performed at hundreds of shows. She has been a square-dance caller, mentor and “fill-in Granny” to many a country star. Bernice Thall certainly is a Legend of country music in Saskatchewan!


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Morris departure shocks curling world It’s baseball season; Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing; the Miami Heat are still in cruise mode as they head to the NBA title, so of course curling is the topic this week. In May? The curling season has been over for more than a month, but one of the most shocking stories of the curling season occurred in late April when John Morris announced he was leaving Kevin Martin’s squad — after two Brier titles, a world championship and, oh yes, an Olympic gold medal.. While there were no divorce lawyers in sight, this split was to Canadian sports fans as the Kardashian-Humphries go-round was to the Hollywood entertainment scene. Every curling fan knows Morris is a hothead, but why he would leave the Martin team six months away from the 2013 Olympic Trials was the stunning aspect of the

announcement. Since 2010, when they won the gold medal in curling at the Vancouver Olympics, Martin, Morris, Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert have been piling up points in an effort to get back into the Olympic Trials. Canada’s teams to wear the Maple Leaf at Sochi, Russia, next February will be determined at an eightteam playoff in Winnipeg this December. What’s left of the Martin team still gets to compete in the Trials, but who will be throwing third stone for the Edmonton-based rink is still a mystery. Morris cleared up part of the story by announcing he would join Jim Cotter’s Kamloops rink, which will compete in a November Pre-Trials qualifying bonspiel in Hamilton, where the final two berths in the Trials are up for grabs. What’s weird, though, is that Cotter didn’t dump anybody (yet) to make room for Morris; he simply

added Johnny after NBA playMo to make er Jason Collins a five-player came out and team. Morris announced he apparently will was gay: “Good call the shots, for you Jason and Cotter will Collins! Now throw last rock. let's go further. You hear The NBA will about married not truly be BRUCE couples who open until they stay together also admit the PENTON “for the sake of short, the tal~ the children.” entless, and the Why Morris elderly.” couldn’t hold • Comedy his nose and hang on writer @JerryPerisho on for six more months in Twitter: “Jason Collins is an effort to get back to tired of being shunned, the Olympics was the disrespected & treated $64,000 question Cana- differently. But, enough dian curling fans were about playing for the asking. The conflict be- Wizards.” tween Morris and his skip •’s headline must have been severe. on the story about Tim So now there are deli- Tebow being released by cious possibilities. How the New York Jets: “End about this scene? Cot- of an error.” ter’s team wins one of the • Greg Cote of the Mitwo berths at Hamilton, ami Herald: “The Margets hot in Winnipeg, and lins are in the midst of a advances to the Olympic seven-game homestand Trials final where Kevin against the Cubs and Martin’s team awaits. Oh, Mets, and attendance is the drama! such that the club is using • Blogger Steve Burgess, inventive discounts and

giveaways to all but beg fans to come. My favorite is the “2 for 1” promotion: If you buy two tickets, you get to pitch one inning of relief or have one at-bat.” • Janice Hough of “A new poll said four out of five Americans do not think the Washington Redskins should change their name. Although five out of five Redskins fans think the team should change their owner.” • TC from BC, snipped from “The PGA has dropped doping case against Vijay Singh over deer antler spray. It is no longer on the list of banned substances. Insiders say that Tiger never used it, but may have at one time hit on a waitress named Bambi.” • Comedian Ellen deGeneres, on Collins coming out as a homosexual: “It was especially hard for Jason to come out of the closet because he had to duck.” • Hough again: “To be

fair, Jason Collins already has known what it’s like to face public embarrassment. He spent last season with the Washington Wizards.” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “Greg Norman says the lack of blood testing on the PGA tour is “disgraceful.” Has he looked at the PGA tour stars lately? The only thing Tim Herron, John Daly and Kevin Stadler will test positive for is Haagen Dazs.” • R.J. Currie of “NHL legend Ken Dryden is on a crossCanada talking tour about preventing brain damage. Precaution one: avoid talks by Ken Dryden.” • Currie again: “A woman attending the Shrine Circus in Kansas was confronted by an escaped tiger in the ladies room. She told reporters it was a ‘scary ordeal,’ but she'd take it over seeing a Chiefs game.” Care to comment? Email

Dignitaries, special guest attend KidSport launch The official launch of KidSport Month in Saskatchewan took place today at Kitchener Community School in Regina. The launch featured MLA for Regina Dewdney, Gene Makowsky, Dale Kraus - Vice-President, Client Service Centre, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, Marnie Eistetter, representing the Provincial KidSport Committee, and Gainer of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Also, two courageous students from Kitchener School did a special presentation on the benefits that they have received from sport. The Province of Saskatchewan has officially proclaimed the month of May as KidSport Month in Saskatchewan.

During May, funds and awareness will be raised for KidSport by individuals and corporate sponsors to help youth overcome the financial barriers to play organized sport. There are currently hundreds of volunteers across 46 communities in the province that administer KidSport in their own community to help kids get off the sidelines and in the game. Activities during this year’s KidSport Month include: • 11 Sobeys locations across the province will be hosting an in-store promotion asking customers to make a donation to KidSport; • KidSport has been named the charity of choice for the

Don Narcisse All Star Event on May 4th (a football camp for kids and an evening gala featuring past and present CFL football players); • BBQ’s , golf tournaments, dinners, casual dress down days, and many other fundraisers being held in local communities across the province; • the KidSport Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge proudly presented by Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life being held in Saskatoon on May 12th and in Regina on May 26th. For more information about KidSport Month visit: www.

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Rhythm Works Dance Studio holds annual recitals Continued from Page 13

When asked about the impressive versatility of the dance studio, Stene again credits the instructors. “That’s why we have the instructors that we do. They all teach different genres of dance. There’s so much out

there rather than just ballet, jazz and tap.” When asked about the future of the club, Stene admitted that she hasn’t had much time to think about next season yet, and that she’s still catching her breath from this year’s activities. She said

Senior Street Jazz –Hillary Archer, Jasmin Otet, Hannah Miller, Sara Shakul, Erin Peake, front, Madison Bourgeault, Shelby Brown and Taryn Moe.

Tiny Tot Ballet – Reese Galloway, Davi Clarke, Rhyllie Stewart, Leah Naumann, Jorja Boettcher, Elizabeth Glarvin, Danielle Cadrain, middle, Haylee Van Hereweghe, Amelie Stephan, Emersyn Nehorniak, Marcail Philp, Kallie Ferster, front, Brienne Grenier, Kiptyn Anderson-Holt and Emmy Ledding. Missing is Chelsea Holmes.

that most of her dancers have already moved on to something new as well, whether it be ball season or something else entirely, and she encourages that. “There’s more to life than just dance,” Stene said.

Junior Musical Theatre –Aimee Grenier, Leah Mennie, Kaitlan Stene, Kaelee Saam and Jessie Boon. Seated are Alexis Banda, Rebekka Potts, Ashley Skavlebo and Sarra Hazelwood.

Senior Modern –Brooke Howat, Taryn Moe, Taya Mennie, Jasmin Otet, Sara Shakul, front Anna Morley, Brianna Bourgeault and Kendal Hope.

Rhythm Works Dance Studio 2013 Medal Count Solo



Madison Bourgeault, Jazz Jade Keyowski, Ballet Jade Keyowski, Jazz Brooke Howat, Lyrical Chloe Banda, Hip Hop Madeline Grenier, Jazz Taryn Moe, Hip Hop

Gold, Dance Off Silver Silver Silver Gold Silver Gold, Mark of Distinction

Taryn Moe, Lyrical Jasmin Otet, Hip Hop

Silver Gold, Mark of Distinction Most Outstanding Gold Silver

Gold Gold, Most Promising Gold Gold, Lots of Heart Gold Silver Platinum, Most Outstanding Tuition to Nipawin Summer Dance Gold, Lots of Heart Gold

Jasmin Otet, Modern Erica Archer, Lyrical Hillary Archer, Jazz Shelby Brown, Hip Hop Teanne Couture, Hip Hop Teanne Couture, Jazz Meghan Person, Jazz Mya Sommerfeld, Jazz Mya Sommerfeld, Tap

Gold Silver Silver Silver Bronze Silver

Gold, Most Promising Silver Gold, Lots of Heart Gold Gold, Outstanding Gold Gold Silver, Most Promising Silver

Duet Shelby Brown & Sara Shakul, Hip Hop Jessie Boon & Casey Kvinlaug, Hip Hop

Gold, Most Promising Duet







The Dream Girls, Intermediate/Senior Tap Silver Something Better Than This, Musical Theater Trio Silver, Dance Off Attention Deficit, Senior Modern Gold

Gold Gold Gold, Most Promising

Jiggle It, Junior Hip Hop Bad Girls, Elementary Hip Hop Rolling Stone, Junior Ballet Come Around, Senior Lyrical Pretty Woman, Novice Tap Yellow, Intermediate Ballet Tainted, Junior Musical Theatre Super Girl, Elementary Jazz Go Hard, Senior Hip Hop My Love, Novice Jazz Cry Baby, Intermediate Jazz Black and Red, Senior Ballet Howl, Intermediate Modern Inner Ninja, Novice Hip Hop No Good Woman, Intermediate /Senior Musical Theatre Zero To Hero, Elementary /Junior Tap Graffiti, Senior Street Jazz Soft Lost, Elementary Ballet Your Love, Intermediate Hip Hop Single Forever, Novice /Elementary Musical Theatre Let’s Hear It For The Boy, Junior Jazz Heavy Love, Intermediate Lyrical Flower Dance, Novice Ballet Let You Go, Senior Jazz

Silver Silver Silver Gold Silver Silver Silver Gold Gold w/Mark of Distinction Most Promising Silver Gold Gold, Most Promising Group Silver Silver

Bronze Gold Silver Gold Silver Silver, Lots of Heart Gold, Most Promising Gold, Outstanding Platinum, Most Outstanding Group, Outstanding Choreography Platinum, Outstanding Group Gold Platinum Gold Silver


Gold, Most Promising

Silver Gold w/Mark of Distinction Most Promising Silver

Silver Gold, Most Promising Open Solor/Duet/Group Gold

Gold w/Mark of Distinction





Silver, Lots of Heart

Gold Silver Gold w/Mark of Distinction Most Promising My Chick, Hip Hop Small Group Gold

Silver Gold Gold, Most Promising Gold

May 10, 2013

Rhythm Works Dance Studio holds annual recitals

Senior Ballet – Anna Morley, Taya Mennie, Sara Shakul, Brianna Bourgeault, middle, Kendal Hope, Jasmin Otet, Hannah Miller, Hillary Archer, front, Madison Bourgeault, Taryn Moe and Brooke Howat. Missing Caitlyn Stene.

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From the desk of the Rec Director

By Jenny Hosie We are no longer accepting registrations for softball at the Town office. If you have any questions about registering your child for ball, please contact me and I will forward you to the relevant contacts. You can still register for Red Cross & Life Saving Society Lessons, Adult Lessons, Punch Passes, Seasonal Passes and Aqua Fit. You can also register for Silver Fins Swim Club. If you were unable to attend our Swimming Lesson Registration on May 9, please get in touch with me and I can send you the forms via post or email. Fitness with Leeta is running normally. $5.00 drop in cost or 12 passes for $50.00. Leeta is a certified group fitness leader and offers a range of workouts that will improve your cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility. If you have any questions regarding these sessions, contact me using the details that follow.No news yet on when Outdoor Fit Camp will begin. It’s all weather permitting. Good news everyone! Our brand new Splash Pad at the pool is going to be installed this month. We are aiming a

start date of May 21, weather permitting of course! So fingers crossed everyone, it should be completed for the opening of the pool. Look out in next week’s Chronicle for the Summer Swimming Pool Brochure for all of the information you need about this season’s pool activities and schedule. Call for Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer this summer for the museum or tourist booth, please contact me using the details below. Health Tip: It’s getting warmer finally and we will all be outside enjoying the hot weather. Remember to protect yourself with sun-


screen that is SPF 30 or higher. SPF 30 is now the minimum level required by most dermatologists. Also use sunglasses to protect your eyes that block UV for sufficient protection. You can also protect your head by wearing a hat or even using an umbrella when outside in the blazing sunshine! Respect the sun and look after yourself. Remember to keep updated with all things Shellbrook on our Facebook page, Shellbrook Recreation. Office – 747-4949 Cell – 747-9098 Email –

Mother’s Day Special Weekend Friday - Every Fri. - Fish & Chips - All Day! Saturday - Buffet - 4:30 - 8:00 Sunday - Buffet - 11:00 - 8:00 Chinese Buffet, Salad Bar, Desserts Reservations preferred

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The Move from the Shellbrook Hospital and Parkland Terrace long-term care facility to the new Parkland Integrated Health Centre will start the week of May 20th. The move timelines are: - May 29-31, long-term care residents, furniture and equipment will move from Parkland Terrace into the new facility. This will also include the current alternative level of care clients at the Shellbrook Hospital. - May 27-31, equipment from the Shellbrook Hospital (including X-ray and laboratory equipment) will be moved into the new facility. Community-based program staff will also be moving during this week. Junior Ballet – Jessie Boon, Sarra Hazelwood, Kaelee Saam, Ciera Smith, middle Alexis Banda, Leah Mennie, Kaitlan Stene, front Casey Kvinlaug, Aimee Grenier and Meghan Person.

Primary Tap –Abbey Kyliuk, Ava Ledding, Ashlyn Schmitz, Abby Klein, Daja Stieb, Abby Ledding, fr0nt Addison Kerber.

There will be some disruptions of services during the moving process. These include: - NO Weekend Emergency Service from May 24 to June 2, 2013 Regular weekend services will resume in the new facility at 6 p.m. on June 7th (weekend coverage is from 6 p.m. on Fridays to 8 a.m. on Mondays). - Laboratory services will be limited to blood and sample collection only. This will continue to be offered at the Shellbrook Hospital May 27-31, but no testing will be done on-site. - Community service programs based at the Shellbrook Hospital will not be available May 27-31. They will resume normal programming on Monday, June 3rd. - Home Care will continue to provide services to people in their homes. Regular outreach programs will continue as previously scheduled. - While the Shellbrook Medical Clinic and the Shellbrook Primary Health Care Clinic will be operating regular hours, there will be no X-ray services from May 27-31 In addition to moving to a new facility, telephone numbers for all programs will be changing. The only exception is the main switchboard number for the hospital. It will continue to be 306-747-2603. The Region will be advertising the new numbers, and have them available on the Region’s website ( The old numbers, if called, will provide new number information. The new numbers will be in the next edition of the SaskTel Phonebook.

The new facility will open for normal services on Monday, June 3rd.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Estate of Helena Archibald, late of Big River, in the province of Saskatchewan, retired nurse, deceased. All claims against the above Estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of seurity held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 24th day of May, 2013. Wilcox-Zuk-Chovin Law Office Barristers & Solicitors Box 820 (52 Main Street) Shellbrook, Saskatchewan S0J 2E0 Solicitors for the Estate. 2-20C

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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Parkside Housing Authority is currently accepting applicatoins for a caretaker. Duties include light maintenance, snow removal, grass cutting. Must have your own equipment. Please call 306-7472369 for details. 2-19C HELP WANTED Shellview Sod Farms requires a part time office assistant. This position will be for approx. 24 -32 hours per week. We offer competitive wages and an excellent working environment. For more information or to email resume please contact info@ or fax to 306-747-3147 3-20C

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Engagement Wayne and Betty Danger are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elya Denham to Jared Micheal son of Ken and Judy Grise. Wedding to take place Sept 21, 2013 in Saskatoon

Wedding Announcement Wayne & Betty Danger together with Brian Crossman & Maureen Crossman are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their children Brook Roger & Stephanie Lee. Wedding to take place June 8th, 2013 in Saskatoon

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May 10, 2013 MEMORIAMS

In loving memory of Danni Jean Harris June 3, 1986 - May 12, 2003 There will always be a heartache, And often a silent tear. But also precious memories Of the days when you were here. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, To the Lord’s celestial home. And your loving spirit walks with us Through our lives each day. As precious “Danni” moments Embrace us, along the way. - Loved and remembered always by Mom, Dad and all your family and friends.

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Members of the audience hold up their answers during a trivia contest at the After Tax Party on May 3rd. The winning team was offered a chance at a $25,000 prize.

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William James entertains.

Fourth annual After Tax Party nets big returns A lot of money was on the line during the annual After Tax Party, which took place at the Shellbrook Community Hall on Friday, May 3rd. Host William James, in lieu of his usual hypnotist act, put on a game show that involved everyone in attendance. The audience members, made up into teams, answered skill testing trivia questions and performed humourous tasks in order to earn playing chips that would be totalled at the end of the event. The last table standing was promised the chance to win a whopping $25,000 prize. With this incentive in mind the effort and competi-

tive spirit was high in the crowded hall, and everyone shared in the fun and laughter while supporting a number of good causes in the community. After three successful years of putting on a hypnotist show, James and the team at Groenen Accounting decided they would change things up in order to keep the show fresh. “I wasn’t sure at first, because there were still lots of people who came thinking it was a hypnotist show, and I know some of them were disappointed (at first),” said Yvonne Groenen. “But we sat at the back and watched . . . and everybody bought into it. I

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think it was good.” The event successfully raised a significant sum of money for three local projects. This included the Happy Hearts Childcare Centre, the Playground Park Renovation Project (aided by the Kinsmen/Kinettes), and the Canwood and District Bus Association. The total profit from the evening came in at $7,305, which means that each group will receive $2,435. Each group, in order to be eligible to receive funding from the event, is asked to sell at least 50 tickets and to provide at least $100 worth of prizes to be raffled off. In addition they are also asked to provide a few members to help with set up and cleaning on the night of the party.

While the event was certainly a success, Groenen and her team were somewhat somber that ticket sales decreased from the previous year. Leading up to this year, the event saw a steady increase in attendance since its inception. Sales went from 240 in their first year to 280 the next and then 320 last year. They were hoping for another increase in sales, but instead saw numbers drop off slightly for the 2013 installment of the show. “Ticket sales were down,” Groenen said, “but 240 is still a great attendance. The problem is that we had 280 and 320 (tickets sold in previous years). The hall was still full, but less ticket sales means less profit.”

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Groenen and her team have already started planning for next year’s event. They are again looking to change things up and infuse some variety into the show. They are looking to hire a ventriloquist as the entertainment, and are excited about the possibilities this could bring to the event. “We were thinking that if we do a ventriloquist, something that we haven’t had before, that maybe it will spark new interest,” Groenen said. There are a number of people who Groenen wanted to thank for helping with the event. She first mentioned her staff, who put in numerous volunteer hours working

on the party. She also wanted to thank Neighborhood Catering who generously provided the Midnight Lunch at cost and also donated their time. Finally she had a big thank you for all the members of the community who chose to come out and support the event. “You can do all the work and all the planning,” she said, “and if nobody shows up the event won’t be successful.” When the dust finally settled at the end of the show, host William James made good on his promise. He handed the winning table a number of lottery tickets, each one offering the chance to win a $25,000 prize.

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CLEAN-UP WEEKS The Town of Shellbrook has declared the weeks of May 18th to 29th, 2013 as Clean-Up Weeks. The Town’s landfill site will be open on Wednesday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 25th from Noon to 8:00 pm and Saturday, May 22nd and Saturday, 29th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to receive only the following: clean wood, and compostables; such as leaves, grass clippings, garden refuse and tree trimmings. Residents of the Town of Shellbrook will not be charged the regular landfill access fee during these four days. In conjunction with clean up weeks, we will also be hosting the SWEEPIT program on May 29th, 2013 from 1:00 to 7:00pm @ the Shellbrook Elk’s Hall. Recycle all of your unwanted electronics.

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