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RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant for suspects in Ahtahkakoop murders

One arrest has been made while RCMP issued a pair of Canada wide arrest warrants in relation to a double homicide investigation on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. The Shellbrook RCMP along with the RCMP Major crimes unit north arrested Dominic Chase Ahenakew, 19, of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. Ahenakew was charged with two counts of Second degree Murder for the deaths of William Ahenakew and Trez Sparvier-Scott. He made his first court appearance and has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance December 12, on Ahtahkakoop. The RCMP have also issued Canadawide arrest warrants for 24 year old Kimmy Randall Bear and 21 year old Carl Anthony Albert, both of the Ahtahkakoop First Nation. Bear is described as 169 cm tall (5’5”), 73 kg with black hair and brown eyes. Albert is described as, 188 cm tall (6’1”), 66 kg (145 lbs), with a slender build, brown hair and brown eyes. Bear and Albert are wanted for two counts of second degree murder in the deaths of William Ahenakew and Trez Sparvier-Scott and for the attempted murder of the four year old that was pulled from the fire by a witness. The name of the four year old is not being released by the RCMP due to her age and an anticipated publication ban on her identity. The name of the four year old is not being released by the RCMP due to her age and an anticipated publication ban on her identity. The autopsy has not been completed at this time, but the identity of the two victims has been confirmed by other means during the investigation.

Shellbrook Curling Club managers Ron and Debbie Cripps stand behind the bar of the club’s new lounge.

New and improved lounge open at curling club After a busy off season that saw countless hours poured into major changes at the Shellbrook Curling Rink, the new lounge and change rooms opened to start the 2011-12 curling season. All that remains The renovation, funded completely out of club reserves and their participation in the Field of Dreams project, saw a complete change over of the facility. The lounge area has moved upstairs to the former viewing area while change rooms have been added to the former lounge area downstairs. The move was made to help increase lounge traffic from the skating rink next door while also better utilizing the skating rink’s canteen facilities. The strategy seems to have worked as

the lounge has been a busy place since opening a few weeks ago. “I think we are seeing a lot more business coming from over there (skating rink),” said Deb Cripps, who manages the curling rink alongside her husband Ron. Construction took place starting in the summer and running through until curling began at the beginning of November. Though the bulk of the renovation is complete, there are still a few odds and ends that need to be completed. Volunteer labour played a huge part in the project being completed as volunteers took part in nearly every aspect of the construction. Without their help, the project may not have been feasible for the club to undertake. “If it wasn’t for the volunteers this

would have cost a lot more that it did,” said Cripps. Any job that didn’t require a tradesperson was completed by local volunteers in order to keep costs low. BP Construction served as the general contractor for the project. A large portion of the funds to complete the project came from the Curling Club’s involvement in the annual Field of Dreams project with the Skating Rink. Each year the Town of Shellbrook donates farm land east and west of town where volunteers plant a crop with proceeds going toward capital projects at both rinks. In addition to the renovation, the Senior’s Curling club also purchased a second flat screen TV for the lounge.

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At about 1:30 a.m. November 21, Shellbrook RCMP responded to a complaint of two injured males at a residence on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. Family members had located the males at the residence and then left to call police due to poor cellphone coverage. By the time members arrived at the scene, the residence was engulfed in flames. Members and wit-

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nesses tried to search the residence, but were forced to flee due to the smoke and heat. Before police arrived, witnesses pulled a four year-old girl from the fire. The girl was taken to hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The remains of two deceased persons where removed from the residence by the RCMP Forensic Identification section. Currently the Shellbrook RCMP detachment, with the assistance of the F Div Major Crimes North Unit, Prince Albert RCMP Forensic Identification section, RCMP Police Dog services, and the Office of the Chief Coroner, are investigating the incident.

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‘The sun will come up tomorrow’ for Riders Well it all comes down to this. The 2011 CFL season has come down to a one game showdown for all the marbles between the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers this Sunday at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. It’s the way it should be, really. Both teams finished atop their respective divisions and now, truly, the best team will win. Meanwhile our Roughriders will be watching the 99th Grey Cup from home. Having missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade, the players on Canada’s Team have had a few weeks to decipher what went wrong.

Rider Insider With the Voice of The Riders, Rod Pedersen And if they know what it is, they’re keeping it to themselves. If misery loves company, then the Riders have a lot of it. The Alouettes, Stampeders and Argonauts all watched this weekend’s division finals on TV after participating in them one year ago. It should give us all hope for next year and so should Paul Lapolice’s

Bombers who one year ago, were a league-worst 4-14. However this blogger cautions not to refer to this 5-13 season of 2011 as a blip on the screen. Not by a long shot. There were mistakes. Plenty of them. There was an arrogance wafting through the locker room which drifted its way onto the field. We were all

Federal government working with agriculture industry Our government has always had a countries such as China, which will bespecial relationship with the agricultural come a major importer of quality beef in community in this country, with many the coming years. We have opened the Conservative Members of Parliament in- EU market to hormone-free beef exports, volved in farming and livestock produc- benefitting Canadian ranchers. We have imtion themselves. proved food safeOver the past ty and traceability five years, our and established government has guidelines for been proactive in Product of Canathe marketing of da labeling. Canadian agriculDesnethé-MissinippiWe are actural products, in Churchill River tively encouragopening new maring the use of rekets for Canadian newable fuels and product, in our dealings with the World Trade Organiza- supporting the Agricultural Innovation tion, in supporting our farmers and live- Program, which brings practical innovastock producers through our Economic tion to farming practices. Flexible and responsive programs Action Plan, through our Young Farmers Plan, and through numerous initiatives have been developed in consultation with which have improved the lot of our agri- famers and provincial governments. Investment in agriculture includes cultural community. All of our agricultural producers will commitments to the AgriProcessing inireap the benefits of new free trade agree- tiative, the Canada Brand program, the ments that have been agreed with Swit- Livestock Auction Traceability initiative, zerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, the Slaughter Improvement Program, AgriInvest, AgriInvest Kickstart, AgriStaPeru, Jordan, Panama and Honduras. Our free trade agreements with the bility, AgriRecovery and many others. United States, the European Union, India, The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act will El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, South provide an additional $1 billion dollars in Korea, Ukraine, the Dominican Repub- loans to Canadian farm families over the lic, Singapore, Morocco and Costa Rica next five years. Our financial support of agriculture remain intact and we continue to pursue new opportunities and fresh marketing has helped keep Canadian farmers and livestock producers on the cutting edge prospects within these nations. We are actively pursuing new oppor- of the industry, and we intend to maintain tunities in Japan, Turkey and other coun- this position with constant vigilance of, tries, while seeking improved access to and support for, the agricultural sector. For information on any of the agricultural programs listed here, please visit or call (613) 773-1000. As always, I look forward to your letters, e-mails and calls. Write me at: Rob Clarke MP, House of Commons, 502 Justice Building, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6. I hope you will find time to visit my website To contact me via e-mail use or call my constituency office toll-free at 1-866-400-2334.

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guilty of it, so this is not to point fingers. However it needs to be rectified. Steps have already started to ensure the bounce back begins in 2012. The ugly, and dysfunctional management structure has been cleaned up and everyone will answer to one man; GM Brendan Taman. And he now is in the process of finding a coach and resigning players. The first of which is defensive tackle Keith Shologan who just completed his fourth season in Green and White. The Rochester, Alberta product dabbled with the notion of signing with his hometown Eskimos but realized if you’re a CFL player, Saskatchewan is the place to be. Shologan also noted the move to put Taman in

charge is a sign the club is back on track. There is a moratorium on announcement’s not pertaining to the Grey Cup this week so you won’t hear anything about player signings or a new coach with the Riders. However Taman plans to interview Argos assistant Mike O’Shea and Ticats assistant Corey Chamblin this week for the job. Right

now there appears to be no clear cut favourite. Slowly but surely things are turning around, and for the better. Richie Hall always says “the sun will come up tomorrow” and I’ve always disliked it as we wallow in the shadows of failure, no matter how brief they are. But lo and behold, it looks like he’s right.

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Opinions Brad Dupuis News Editor

Full disclosure best policy The salaries of First Nations Chiefs and band councilors could become public knowledge if a bill set to be introduced this week manages to make its way through the House of Commons. “An act to enhance financial accountability and transparency of First Nations” was set to be introduced by Aboriginal Affairs parliamentary secretary Greg Rickford Wednesday in the House of Commons on behalf of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan. MP Kelly Block introduced a similar bill that included chiefs and councilors salaries and reimbursements in audited financial statements. If the information wasn’t made public by November each year, the ministry would have the right to release it. That bill died when the Federal Election was called last March. The way I look at it is if you were awarded your job via an election and your salary is paid out of the public purse full disclosure is necessary. The remuneration of mayors of towns and cities of all sizes is public knowledge. If I’m curious, I can find out what MLAs, MPs, our Premier or Prime Minister are making. Why then is there a shroud of secrecy when it comes to the salaries of First Nations governments? The idea may seem like an attack upon First Nations governance because the legislation would be imposed upon them but I see it as a way for chief and council to show that they have nothing to hide. If these were private sector jobs, I would be dead set against it but they are public jobs paid with public money so those totals should be made public. A report from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation last fall painted many First Nations in a poor light. The report stated that 600 chiefs and councilors across Canada made the tax free equivalent of more than $100,000 a year in 2008-09. The report also showed that 160 of those chiefs and councilors made more that their provincial premier and 50 of those took home more than the tax free equivalent of the salary of the prime minister – approximately $315,000. To top it all off, one band councilor from a 304 member reserve in Atlantic Canada brought home $978,468 tax free – the equivalent of $1.8 million off reserve, according to the CTF. Because none of these chiefs or councilors were named and only their province and the number people belonging to the band were mentioned in the report, speculation was abound about who was earning what on which reserve. The Assembly of First Nations fired back at the report, stating that it was misleading as some of the salaries included travel costs and per diems. They also responded by passing a motion for greater transparency but that particular legislation is voluntary and therefore unenforceable. No matter how you look at it, transparency would be the best policy in this situation. Chiefs and councils can show their membership that they have nothing to hide and justify what they are earning and those who may be taking advantage of the system will have to be accountable to their band membership. At the very least, First Nations governments owe this extra layer of accountability to their band membership.

The Paul Martin Commentary The number of people looking for work is going down and the number of people with a job is going up. That`s a recipe for tough times for employers. Most businesspeople I talk to these days are complaining that they have jobs open but can`t find people to fill them. When they run an ad looking for candidates they get few if any resumes from people who are actually qualified for the job that has been posted. The latest employment numbers from StatsCan not only confirm the tight market they suggest it is going to get worse. The October figures show Saskatchewan`s labor pool declined by 1300 while the number of people holding a job rose by 1,100. When you add those together it cut the available talent base by 2,400 and dropped the unemployment rate to 4.1 per cent, the lowest in Canada and a full percentage point lower than either Manitoba or Alberta. To put some context on that….compared to a year ago, the unemployment rate today is 27 per cent lower. *** After months of inordinate rises, the cost of building a new home in Regina has stopped going up. For some reason Regina was one of a handful of cities in the country that was experiencing above-average increases in the cost of a new home. At the same time, Saskatoon was seeing virtually no increase. But then a couple months ago things started to even out in Regina, presumably because builders were starting to catch up to demand Either that or they were able to get their hands on lots and sub-trades. Whatever the reason, the latest monthly figures on the cost of building a new home show Regina had zero

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increase. That was from August to September and compares well to Saskatoon which saw prices go up a third of a percentage point in that month. But to get an idea of just how fast prices were going up in Regina a few months ago, the year-over-year gain in Regina was still 5.5 per cent, one of the highest in Canada. And this figure includes September zero increase which underscores how much things have changed since the beginning of 2011. *** The sale of new vehicles in this country is a tale of east and west. The latest tabulation of vehicle purchases in Canada shows more action in the western provinces and less east of Manitoba. Saskatchewan dealers, for example, saw the volume of new vehicles leaving the lot rose by more than one percent from in September. That was a strong number, roughly matching the increase in volume for the entire year. Actually in the past 12 months sales were up in all four western provinces and down in the rest of the country, a further indication of how the West is growing in economic power. It was also a positive story for Detroit. Western car makers were winning the competitive battle with manufacturers from the Far East as North American auto companies are flexing their muscle. The Saskatchewan story, of steadily rising volumes, is just one more sign of consistent consumer confidence. Retail sales figures come out in a few days and we’ll get a further confirmation if the monthly retail sales figures remain on their upward track.

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Viewpoint Wall government must stay humble At Premier Brad Wall’s first caucus meeting with his massive 49-member Sask. Party majority, he emphasized the need for humility. This should not be surprising. Wall has - at least to date - remained humble. He is also very politically smart. Even if it were not already his natural inclination to stay humble, he would certainly understand that this is the message that must resonate. But as history has taught us, the hardest part of governance is staying humble into a government’s second term and beyond. It’s especially hard with a massive majority and will undoubtedly be the Wall government’s biggest challenge over the next four years. Consider how arrogance plagued every one of the last few governments we’ve had in Saskatchewan. One might think that the exception to this rule would have been the Roy Romanow government, first elected in the 1991 and tasked with cleaning up the financial disaster left behind by the Grant Devine Progressive Conservatives. Undoubtedly, the measures the Romanow NDP had to implement that included

raising taxes, cutting back on highway repairs and closing 52 rural hospitals were grounds for humility. But while the Romanow NDP may have been humbler in its first term, that government that was re-elected with a sizeable majority in 1995 quickly developed political cockiness. With the opposition transforming from the Progressive Conservatives to the Liberals to the Saskatchewan Party in the 1990s, there was a sense of invincibility in NDP ranks. Romanow’s near political death experience in 1999 took some of the starch out of the NDP, but the very fact that his government morphed into a “coalition” government with the Liberals restored some of that cockiness. The same could be said for Lorne Calvert’s narrow 2003 victory -- an election win that wasn’t suppose to happen and one that gave the NDP an unusual fourth

straight term. The problem with the Devine’s PCs nearly three decades ago is that there never was enough humility in their ranks after its record 56-seat win in 1982. And even the 1986 win in which the PCs actually got less votes than the NDP was hardly a humbling event. Rather, the PCs seemed to view it as carte blanche to continue governing in their big spending, deficit manner. But when you think back, the PCs were certainly no more arrogant than the 1970s NDP that also benefited from opposition splits and transition. The problem right now is that no Saskatchewan government has likely ever had as much reason to be cocky as the current Sask. Party administration. Besides its massive majority, it’s 64 per cent of the popular vote is a record. And as we discussed in this space last

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week, the massive majority victories of all but two of its members -- some of them with wins gusting to the high 70-per-cent and 80-per-cent level -- means than virtually no government MLAs are feeling very threatened. Moreover, about half the caucus will have 15 years experience or more by the end of this term, meaning that it may be even harder for them to draw on the humility of being a new MLA. The very nature of large governments means those selected to cabinet begin to think they are the cream of the crop and those left to the backbenchers sometimes become arrogant to deflect from their own short-comings. Also, this Sask. Party win forced the NDP to take a major step backwards. The decline -- and perhaps demise -- of the once-natural governing party is a major reason for arrogance. Finally, the strong economy already has some in the Sask. Party convinced this is result of their own genius rather that good fortune. Remaining humble may now be the Wall government’s greatest challenge.

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Editor Libya, like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Greece, Haiti, Africa, Peru and others are a burden on the West as we will be sucked by them for decades to come while Canucks and Yanks suffer increased poverty, doctor shortages, welfare, high bankrupcies, unemployment while these freeloading leeches suck us for our tax money. What do we get for all the expenses of these idiotic wars - nothing but a huge debt to try to wetnurse savage countries that cannot be trusted. Let these nations, including Somali, stand or fall on their own: clogged with drug cartels, war lords, crooked leaders, terrorists, pirates, aggressive military people and ageless blood feuds and religious factions. Can you take home a small paycheck and cover all your neighbor’s food, medicine, insurance, gasoline, and monthly bills and then face your family to tell them there is no money left for basic staples - NO NO NO! This is what the moronic jokers in the Stephen Harper, now Obama (George Bush’s & Tony Blair’s lies/mess), Cameron and Sarkosy gov-

ernments are doing (and those before them) - they are treasonously betraying our people while butt kissing their military with outrageous costs of ships, jets, etc. instead of replenishing fish stocks, putting people back to work, affordable housing, dental care, less hospital waits, etc. Let us not forget the jury is still out on 9/11 with its many suspicious controversies that mirror inside jobs like JFK, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Oklahoma City Bombing all those cannot be blamed on Muslims. Canada is a magnet for criminal lowlifes with ongoing human smuggling, joke justice system and an abusive immigration/refugee process that is bleeding us dry - cut immigration and refugee quotas by 60% while we suffer hard times but Ottawa lack brains and moral integrity. Their only vision is to line their pockets with sickening salaries and perks for doing little. No wonder people hate politicians, most are crooks and they are in the top 10% of wage earners in this land, something is desperately wrong........ Contrary to global beliefs, Canadians are not all rich with Porsches in

our driveways. There is increased welfare, suicides, homelessness, unacceptable unemployment numbers, unpardonable gaps between sleazeball rich and poor, too much taxes, more street crime, rotten cops with criminal records allowed to keep the badge, doctor shortages, first nations in dire straits, charities being pinched, seniors in bad health, school closures, etc. but have tons of cash for yappy nations, idiotic waste of money in the G8 summitOlympics-$20million in condoms for Africa, etc. Fact, Mr. Harper, the missionaries for decades have tried in vain to educate people about sex practices and responsible family planning and sending $20 million is like giving pensions to rich people, it makes no sense! Our war mongering Prime Minister (clone of Geroge Bush) and his immoral cronies throw a king’s ransom at the military like money grows on trees - we babysit wild lands (Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Egypt) while people needing help here are traitorously ignored by disloyalties. It is an insane to “police and bank” the globe and other sleeping giant nations

are rising to become the new super power (India, China, Russia) because they do not get involved in a “bleeding heart syndrome” of playing G.I. Joe to every whining nation. How many billions are spent on Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya in the past 10 years or Pakistan? Yet the overpaid clowns in Ottawa do not have the guts to spend a night with a homeless person, stay with a first nations family in an isolated community suffering inhumane hardships, endure the pain people suffer because of high costs of sleazy rich dentists, etc. We are on a “wild goose chase” babysitting others while our social ills get shelved. Canada needs to address the declining fish stocks, put people back to work, cut abuses like CPP for rich people or prisoners, cut college/university education for all prisoners, tax the filthy rich who do not pay enough - anyone over $100,000.00/yr+. Charity begins at home Mr. Harper, but many like you do not care while you seduce the voters with bogus promises, why not send your kids to fight in the front line of these wars? Continued on page 6

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Rhythm Works retires building loan In August of 2009, members of the Rhythm Works Dance Studio executive approached the Town of Shellbrook for a loan to purchase and renovate the building that housed their dance studio. Two years and four months into the negotiated eight year term, the club made the final installment on their loan. Past club president Karen Mason presented Town Councilor Amund Otterson with a cheque for the remaining $5,964.07 this week to retire the loan. With approximately $10,000 in reserves, the club borrowed an additional $40,000 to complete the project, with a loan term

of eight years and an average payment of $5,000 per year. On average, the club more than tripled that payment. According to Mason, when the club made the move to purchase and renovate the building a number of the member families stepped forward with cheques to help them get the project off of the ground. In addition, she said that few, if any, of the contractors involved in the renovation charged for the extent of their labour while suppliers consistently gave them steep discounts on the building materials required to complete the work.

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The building itself was also being sold at a relatively low price which gave the club an opportunity to purchase their own building without taking out a larger loan. All of which helped keep costs down and allowed the club to pay off their debt as quickly as they have. Additional fund raising was completed in the form of the club’s annual Halloween Dance which is organized and operated by the club executive and parents of club members. Since its’ inception, the dance has become a staple in the community, resulting in solid fund raising for the club. The building itself has gone through a number of cosmetic changes since being purchased by the club including fixes to the roof and new siding.

Past president of the Rhythm Works Dance Studio executive, Karen Mason makes the final payment on the club’s loan to Shellbrook Town Councilor Amund Otterson.

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Submitted by Trinalea Chamberlain, Recreation Coordinator, Parkland Terrace Lodge Give the best gift of all this year…. Parkland Terrace invites the community of Shellbrook and surrounding area to make a difference in the lives of our residents this Christmas Season and throughout the year…. consider sharing your gift of time, special interest or talent. Some ideas include: Ringing in the Christmas Season-All School/Community/ Church groups and Christmas Carolers are welcome and encouraged to book their time Visiting- a group of residents or one person (with your baby/child/ pet/ family members/community group/ or on your own). Pampering-doing hand rubs and painting nails, shoe shine, etc. Woodworking-cut and prepare woodwork and assist in a project Stamping and Card Making-help to prepare a project (ex. Birthday Card), assist in making it Decorating -seasonal put up and take down Sensory Stimulationassist in ground-breaking,

innovative activities to engage residents’ minds and bodies in stimulating activity Entertaining-your voice, musical instrument, dancing steps etc. can be enjoyed by all Intergenerational funvisit and join in with meaningful activity - your children, classroom, preschool, Sunday school class or family are welcome Your commitment to making a difference can be once a day, week, month or year. We will do our best to work around your schedule. FAMILY CHRISTMAS SUPPER The residents of Parkland Terrace and Shellbrook Hospital are inviting their family to join them in a Traditional Family Christmas Meal on December 11, 2011. The fun starts at 4pm with entertainment by The Happy Wonderers. It will be held at the Shellbrook Community Hall. The Recreation Therapy Department welcomes Silent Auction donations which will be available for guest bidding at 3:30pm that day.

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Politicians show some backbone and line up at a soup kitchen, send your loved ones (without protection if you dare) at 4am on dangerous crime streets to see how our streets are “Americanized” despite lame police lip service - why not show some guts and cut the wages of all federal politicians by 30%+ if you want to impress the people tightening their belts and stop spending on foreign soils. How dare we forgive (2010) Pakistan $400 million dollar loan or others, what did that country do with the cash buy weapons, pay drug cartels and terrorists and then they asked the world for more, shame! We need to fix our own problems before putting on a superhero’s cape to every land with a crisis. God help us, who would help Canada or USA if we had a crisis - nobody including these nations mentioned herein! Look at USA’s Katrina, 6 years afterwards it is still inhabitable in many areas but the West is spending money like zombies for others in pursuit of their booty while being dance partners to animals like Ghadafy, Hussein, Moubarak, etc. who laugh in our faces and cost us more. Wake up Canada, the Arab Spring could happen here and it is sick that Ottawa gives bailout for sleazeballs in the financial industry and auto sectors in rewarding extreme bad behavior or forgiving foreign debts. Little kids have better common sense, maybe all levels of politicians are not smarter than a 5th grader! Truth many other Canadians feel the same waymore than you know. This explains why voter turnout is declining, “one is a crook, the other a thief, who do you vote for?” How much money was wasted on Jack Layton’s state funeral (far excessive) and you mean to tell me his rich family could not afford a funeral, there are far more deserving people of such tribute/accolades (WW1 & WW2 veterans) than a politician who lost a brave fight against cancer despite his contributions. We waste money on the royal family and so many others money that could be responsibly allocated and used for the good of so many needy Canadians. This all makes about as much sense as a sick invite by a municipal leader in inviting a two-bit runt racist ex-USA president to our area for an Economic summit, why not just invite the devil? K. Maude, B.A. Vancouver, BC

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Agriculture Supply management key to higher commodity prices One thing that has never made sense to me is how we seem so interested in tossing aside the supplymanaged sectors of farming. In the past we have heard groups such as APAS (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan ) talk about what grain farmers really need is a pricing system reflective of the cost-of-production. At their core that is one of the foundations of supply-management systems. Dairy and poultry producers receive a price which reflects at least a portion of the industry’s general costs associated with producing a gallon of milk, or a dozen eggs, or a pound of turkey. The idea of producers recouping their costs should be central to any farm program from a coffee producer in South America benefiting from fair trade sales, to a dairy producer in Ontario, or a grain grower on the Canadian Prairies. Interestingly consumers are only impacted marginally by having farmers recover their costs. A nickel on every loaf of bread would go a long way to helping farmers manage a consistent profit when you take that nickel on every

loaf a bushel of wheat produces. However there is a feeling out there that we would be better off dismantling supply management in an effort to secure market access for other farm commodities. Now if we take a moment to consider how well the world marketplace does for farmers, we come to realize as many years as they pay prices generating farmer profits they have a seeming equal number of years where farmers need government support programs to keep them viable. That’s the other side of supply management. There is an element to control production levels to basically match domestic consumption. Markets usually rise and fall based on supply and demand. High prices send farmers into a lemming-like rush to boost

By Dave Cubbon, P Ag Cavalier Agrow Ltd. In the last couple of years, we have seen a lot of forage land taken out of production. We are now seeing interest in reseeding this ground to hay. To select the right variety for the site that you are going to plant, you need to put some thought into this. Higher yields should be the result for the long term. Start is with certified seed. This seed will cost more money but its adds value in two main ways. First, certified forage seeds have been tested for germination and for weed content. Certified seed must meet minimal standards to insure it makes grade. Secondly, purchase a named variety. Named varieties tells you what you bought and lets you know how it will perform. With hay production, the standard blend of alfalfa, brome grass and timothy is still generally

the best yielder on most of the forage ground around here. The more alfalfa in the mix, the better the yield of the hay crop. Alfalfa fixes nitrogen and as the roots of the existing alfalfa plants die, there is between 50 and 100 pounds of nitrogen released per acre by a healthy alfalfa stand. When it comes to variety, I generally look at the more winter hardy varieties of alfalfa like Beaver and Algonquin. Most other varieties of alfalfa have reduced winter hardiness and the longevity of the stand will be impacted if they are selected. If I want to see a yield increase, I will add a product like Jump Start. This product will increase phosphate uptake and yield improvements of up to 10 % are possible. Other legumes like sanfoin or cicer milk-vetch are worth looking at but expect that the total yield to go down. With smooth bromegrass, the use of the variety

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production to grab the high prices. As a result supply soon exceeds demand and like those same lemmings, prices crash off the cliff. Sheldon Wilcox, manager of DLMS Alberta, a speaker at this year’s Grain Millers Harvest Showdown, summed it up rather well. Wilcox said he sees “two, three, maybe four years,” of good prices ahead in the cattle sector, adding “if I had to guess I’d say four.” In fact Wilcox said strong prices will stay until the industry “screws up and over produces,” adding, “And we will.” Supply management helps eliminate the ebb and flow of returns. But apparently that’s a bad thing. Many seem to want to toss dairy and poultry sectors into the same market uncertainty as wheat and cattle.

Picking the right forage seed for hay Carlton is still a good bet. It yields well and has a good track record for staying in the stand for a long time. Some of the new hybrid bromes are worth looking at but we don’t have a lot of local experience. If smooth brome grass is to be replaced in a forage mix for hay, it should be done with special soils considerations being the reason. If a salinity issue exists or flooding, then it might be worthwhile to look at other varieties of grasses. In a hay blend, timothy is used to fill in the holes. It grows well in areas that have excess water. It is quick to establish so it provides early ground cover. Pick a leafy type timothy. Also, select your timothy variety to match when you cut your alfalfa. If you cut your hay late, select a late maturing timothy variety. Other options exist for seeding hay. Look at your field and make the choice that fits for your situation.

You would think we’d be better off trying to get other farm commodities to the same place as dairy and poultry, that being one where returns at least have some correlation to costs, and consumers pay a price in the store that has greater connection to farm costs as well. Some argue supply management makes food costs higher than they should be. Perhaps higher than they could be, because dismantling the system will lead to lower farmer returns, but they are not higher than they should be because they reflect some real farm production costs. Canada’s effort to join

the Trans-Pacific Partnership seems to be fueling the current debate, since supply-management appears a chip Canada would put in the table to get a deal. The supply manage-

ment chip may get us into a new trade deal, but the dairy and poultry sectors will be dragged down into the same pit where returns often fail to meet costs, and somehow that is hard to justify as progress.

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PA 4G upgrades have no effect on Shellbrook

Recent system upgrades to SaskTel’s 4G network to help reduce network congestion won’t have any effect on the Shellbrook area. Through starting in in September, Sasktel began adding additional equipment, including an additional 1,900 MHz carrier in the Prince Albert area, to help reduce congestion

on the company’s 4G network. According to Andy Tait, SaskTel Corporate Communications Officer, the Prince Albert tower will improve service in the Prince Albert area and north into Redwing. According to Tate, the upgrade completed in Prince Albert is too far from Shellbrook to have

any impact on 4G service in the area. He said that the company’s engineering group does not have any current plans for 2011 or 2012 to make upgrades in the Shellbrook area but they will be conducting analysis through a variety of communities across the province to determine where upgrades may be necessary.

Areas receiving upgraded equipment include Belle, Plaine, Pense, Estevan, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton. Tate added that locations targeted for additional equipment were chosen due to high usage of 4G products such as mobile

Open forum with Town at Chamber Commercial property was the big topic of the day as members of Shellbrook Town Council lead a round table forum at the most recent Shellbrook and Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. According to Mayor George Tomporowski, demand for land ear marked for commercial devopment on Shellbrook’s west side has been less than expected. When the Town purchased the plot of land which is now home to the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Com-

plex and three of the new holes on the Hidden Hills golf course, they had envisioned some of the highway frontage land that came along with it would be great fro a commercial development. Though there seems to be an appetite for commercial land, Tomporowski noted there doesn’t seem to be much of a desire for that particular area. If needed, he said, the Town may look at additional highway frontage east of Shellbrook. It was also noted, from

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the crowd, that not every location, even highway frontage, is suitable for commercial ventures. If a commercial/industrial area is zoned within town limits, there must be sufficient distance between the commercial enterprise and residential neighbourhoods to avoid noise being a nuisance. The void on Main Street left by the departure of the Fields department store was also discussed during the meeting. The store, which was said to be a profitable

venture, left town early this fall reportedly due to building deficiencies. This problem lead the discussion in the direction of possible entrepreneurial investment in commercial property to house new businesses and possible incentives to bring new businesses to Shellbrook. The Town currently offers tax incentives to business owners starting up in existing buildings in Shellbrook while the three years free tax incentive applies to new commercial buildings.

December at the Shellbrook Public Library

With the arrival of December, the Shellbrook Public Library will start its Christmas Book Sale and continue its ongoing calendar sale. As the Library says farewell to its intriguing traveling art display, Children’s Story Time is also preparing to say farewell to its Fall theme and hello Winter. Starting December 1st if you are searching for gifts for the reader in your family consider visiting the Library to browse the selection of gently used books on sale. Perfectly priced at a good will donation to the Library, the selection is refreshed weekly with new items. One patron has remarked how easy and affordable it is to find something for everyone on her list. The Library is again selling its popular 2012 date log calendars for $6.00. Calendars are available at the Library or for sale at Woodland Pharmacy. Pick one up for yourself and as the perfect gift for those organized persons (or those unorganized persons) on your gift list. Supplies are limited and going fast. The Library hosted an Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils’ Art on the Move program featuring North Battleford artist Holly Hildebrand textile artwork “Mixed Messages, Fragmented Stories.” The visual art exhibited was arranged by the Shellbrook Art Council. The quilted, dyed, and screen printed artwork was greatly admired and commented upon during its three weeks on display from October 27 to November 18. Children’s Story Time is sending the Fall theme into “hibernation” on November 25th and start off the Winter theme on December 2nd with “snowmen”. The theme “Christmas” will follow on December 9th and 16th. Everyone is welcome to join the fun on Fridays at 10:30am. If you are interested in volunteering your time to read or do crafts, please contact Alanna at 747-3419. Shellbrook Library hours are Monday 2:00pm 6:30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 2:00pm - 6:30pm, and Friday 10:00am 4:00pm. Children’s story time is Fridays at 10:30am. Weekly library hours are determined annually by materials checked out; the more materials checked out, the better. As a Community Access Program (CAP) site, the Library offers free computer and Internet access to the public.

internet sticks to smart phones. According to a company news release, the incorporation of these upgrades have “begun to result in fewer dropped calls, fewer delays in sending and receiving text messages, higher internet speeds and improved battery life for SaskTel customers.” The increased demand from SaskTel customers for more wireless data capacity has pushed SaskTel to improve their technology, according to company President and

CEO Ron Styles. “On behalf of everyone at SaskTel I would like to thank our 4G customers for their continued patience and understanding as we work to resolve the capacity issue,” said Styles. “The unprecedented and growing demand for wireless data have posed a significant engineering challenge for SaskTel, and our employees have responded with ingenuity and hardwork to improve service for our 4G customers.”

Shellbrook Kinette Annual

Cookie Sale Saturday December 3 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shellbrook Legion Hall

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The Village of Debden invites applications for the full-time position of

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The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall supervision, organization, coordination, and control of our Public Works and Utility systems. Working with the Town Administrator, the Town Foreman is expected to operate within approved policies, programs, and budgets of the Town. Requirements include: • possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license • knowledge of road maintenance • knowledge of vehicle/equipment operation and maintenance • Level 1 Certification in Water Treatment/Distribution and Level 1 Wastewater Treatment/Collection or willingness to achieve said certification • Strong supervisory and leadership skills • Work independently The Village of Debden offers a pension program and a salary which is dependent on experience and qualifications. Duties are to commence as soon as possible. Please submit your letter of application and resume, with references, to: Village of Debden Box 400, Debden, Saskatchewan S0J 0S0 Ph: (306) 724-2040 Fax: (306) 724-2220 Closing Date for Applications: December 9, 2011 The Council would like to thank you for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information call the Village Office at (306) 724-2040.

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Local work provides Polio vaccine for 37,698 Through the efforts of students from Canwood, Prince Albert, Shellbrook and Wild Rose, the lives of many of those living in Third World countries. Students from schools in these areas dropped penny after penny into water jugs for the “Pennies for Polio program raising more than 226,185 to help provide polio vaccine for children in far off lands. In all, the local efforts provided 37,698 children in Pakistan, India, Afghan-

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istan and Nigeria with polio vaccine. Every six pennies was enough to imunize a child in those areas where the almost unheard of disease still exists. Polio is a contagious, historically devastating disease that was virtually eliminated from the Western hemisphere in the second half of the 20th century. Although polio has been around for centuries, its most extensive outbreak occurred in the first half of the 1900s before the vaccination became widely available in 1955. At the height of the polio epidemic in 1952, nearly 60,000 cases with more than 3,000 deaths were reported in the United States alone. The disease invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. The disease mostly affects children under the age of five. The Rotary Club of Prince Albert brought the “Pennies for Polio” initiative to Prince Albert and

R.M. of BIG RIVER No. 555 2011/2012 Gravel Crushing

The R.M. of Big River No. 555 is seeking a tender/ contractor to crush and stockpile up to approximately 10,000 cubic yards of ¾” traffic gravel prior to March 15th, 2012. Sealed tenders in an envelope clearly marked “Gravel Crushing” to be delivered on or before 4:00 p.m., December 9th, 2011 to: RM of Big River, No. 555 Box 219, 606 1st Street North, Big River, Sask. S0J 0E0 Tel: (306)469-2323 Email: Faxed tenders will not be accepted. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. For additional information and the ‘Gravel Tender Instructions/Requirements/Bidders Schedule’ please contact Administrator, Donna Tymiak at 469-2323.


Public Notice is hereby given That the Council of the RM of Big River No.555 intends to adopt a bylaw under The Planning and Development Act, 2007 to amend Bylaw No. 6/99, known as the Zoning Bylaw. INTENT: To prohibit the use of sea containers within the RR- Resort Residential District. REASON: To ensure the integrity of the Resort Residential neighborhoods. PUBLIC INSPECTION: The bylaw may be inspected by any interest person, at the RM Office on any judicial day between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Copies are available to persons at a cost of $1.00. PUBLIC HEARING: Council will hold a public hearing on the 12th day of December, 2011, in the Board Room of the RM of Big River No.555, located at 606 First Street North, Big River Community Centre, at 3:00 pm to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing (or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing). Issued at Big River this 25th day of November, 2011. Donna Tymiak Rural Municipal Administrator

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Area schools in October in an effort to celebrate Polio Awareness Month. Drawing on experience of clubs in Ontario and recognizing that imitation is the sincerest form of

flatter, the Rotary Club of Prince Albert decided to raise funds by approaching local schools and initiating the campaign. The purpose of the program was twofold: to

raise money for the Polio Plus program while also increasing awareness among school age children about the Polio Plus program and the ongoing effort by Rotary interna-

tional to eradicate the disease worldwide. The goal is within reach. Recently Bill Gates, of Microsoft fame, challenged Rotary international to raise $200,000,000. If Rotary does this, Gates and his wife, Melinda, will contribute $350,000,000 to rid the world of polio. As of the end of October, Rotary International had raised more than $199,000,000. With the contributions from schools like those in Prince Albert and area, combined with thousands of similar programs throughout the world, the battle to defeat Polio is about to be won. For further infomation about the Prince Albert Rotary Club, please contact President Harvey Agnew at (306)960-3681 or online at

SaskPower giving away block heater timers SaskPower will be working with participating retailers across Saskatchewan to give away vehicle block heater timers and encourage energy conservation this winter. “Encouraging energy efficiency and conservation is part of SaskPower’s sustainable plan to meet the province’s growing need for electricity now and in the future,” said Rob Norris, Minister responsible for SaskPower. “Partnering with local retailers is an effective way for SaskPower to help customers cut their energy costs and go green.” The SaskPower Block Heater Timer Event aims to reduce energy consumption through the increased use of vehicle block heater timers during the winter months. It hopes to give away 50,000 block heater timers over three weekends in November and December at the following retailers: November 26 – 27 and December 3 – 4

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Weyburn, Humboldt and Melfort) “If every recipient of a block heater timer were to reduce their plug-in time from 12 to four hours a night, the total power saved will be over four megawatts,” said Robert Watson, SaskPower President and Chief Executive Officer. “That’s enough electricity to power over 450 Saskatchewan homes for a full year or the equivalent of removing more than 700 vehicles from Saskatchewan roads.” Research shows that a well-maintained vehicle only needs to be plugged in for four hours before

it needs to start on very cold winter days (below -15 C) to ensure it will start. Using a block heater timer with a vehicle will conserve energy and can save about $65 each winter on a typical household’s power bill. “Customers often ask why SaskPower would encourage them to use less of our product,” Watson added. “Energy efficiency programs like this one cost less than adding new generation sources.” For more information about event details as well as power saving tips, visit save_power.


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Don’t let the holidays throw you off your budget. Follow these easy tips to satisfy everyone on your list, and keep your bank account happy too. 1. Go back to basics – get baking. Who doesn’t love home-made treats? They’re delicious and personal. Companies like Bernardin sell inexpensive jars at your local supermarket to hold all your goodies. Then go on line and order personalized labels for everyone on your list, add a ribbon and voila - even Martha Stewart would be proud. 2. Buy holiday labels instead of cards. When ordering labels online (try you pay about $0.25 per label. Compare that to a pricey holiday card and the choice is easy. And the best part – you can personalize them with your own greeting, logo or theme. 3. Give a memory. Frame a special photo. Make a scrap-book of a trip you took together. Re-discover an old favorite with the latest craze – Iron-Ons. This oldie but goodie is back on the market and hotter than ever. Just pick up an inexpensive t-shirt and you’re on your way. 4. Technology for under $20 – Kids love technology. But instead of buying expensive toys and gadgets – buy them something they can use on line. Songs from sites like iTunes or Amazon, virtual credit at their favourite online store, or give the gift of online play with products like Make + Print Your Own Stickers by StickerYou where each package comes with 40-110 stickers that can be designed on line and printed right at home for hours of enjoyment. More information is available online at

You’re looking for the best mortgage for your situation and the choices available to you can be a cause for both confusion and potentially higher costs over time. There are basically two types of mortgages: variable rate and fixed rate, with variable rate mortgages typically offering a lower interest rate, at least initially. Either type of mortgage can be open or closed. An open mortgage can be paid off or you may make additional payments at any time without penalty. A closed mortgage has reduced repayment flexibility but comes with a lower interest rate than an open mortgage. With interest rates low, the cheapest mortgage option would seem to be a

closed variable rate mortgage – at least on the surface, but let’s look deeper. • A fixed rate mortgage provides the security of a locked-in interest rate for the term you choose – so if peace of mind is important to you, if you want a stable mortgage payment over the term, if you’re managing on a tight budget, or if you have a large mortgage and won’t be able to make additional monthly or lump sum payments, this choice can make sense for you. On the other hand, when your mortgage comes up for renewal, you will likely have to select a new mortgage at whatever rates are available at that time. • The interest rate of a variable rate mortgage is linked to the prime rate

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The Poinsettia: A Christmas tradition by Sara Williams My first memories of poinsettias are from the early 1960s when I was a teacher in Tanzania, East Africa. There, they were grown as large hedges 2 m (6 ft.) high and 1.3 (4 ft.) wide, functioning in much the same way as caragana on a prairie farmstead, but with considerably more class. Native to a small area of central Mexico near the present day city of Taxco, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) were considered a symbol of purity by Aztec Indians as far back

as the 13th century. They were also used as a dye source and to cure fevers. They were first introduced to North America in 1824 by Joel R. Poinsette, a southern plantation owner and the first United States ambassador to Mexico. Fortunately, he was also a botanist and a gardener. This large shrub was soon brought to other tropical countries and was eventually introduced to East Africa. Its close association with Christmas is linked to the fact that the short days of December, (equivalent

Pastor David Baldock With the season of giving approaching, I thought it might be a good time to discover some things about giving from a biblical perspective. The Bible has a lot to say on the subject. We are strongly encouraged in scripture to support the church by tithing. We are also encouraged to give to the poor. Neither of these ideas is exclusive to the New Testament or the Old Testament. Both ideas can be found in both the Old and the New, which most certainly means they are still appropriate and wise for us to practice today. The Bible is also clear that we have an obligation to our neighbour; as the parable of the Good Samaritan points out, our neighbour may be the person we least expect and even the person we least respect. If God values every soul the same, we ought to do our best to do likewise. When we give, we should first of all give because we want to please God. He is the one who has challenged us to tithe and to help the poor, so it is first a matter of obedience to Him. When we give we should also give because we believe in what we are supporting; because we genuinely desire to help others who are in need. In God’s eyes, our attitude is at least as important as our action. As Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “God loves a cheerful giver.” We also want to see our gifts used wisely. We expect that charities get as much of our money as possible to those who truly need it. That’s fair enough, but it is not necessarily biblical. Certainly taking advantage of people is wrong. Cheating, scamming, embezzling, defrauding and the like are all sinful actions. The Bible is clear that these things are absolutely wrong. But, knowing that these things happen sometimes, it does not mean that we are free of the obligation to give. Quite the opposite, in fact. In Matthew 5, the sermon on the mount, Jesus taught His disciples this way: 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. I encourage you to read the rest of that chapter as well, for it all applies to this subject. So, on the one hand, we are called to give with wisdom and discernment. On the other hand we are commanded not to be overly concerned with being taken advantage of. In the end, both of these require that we place our trust in God. Ultimately, God knows who is abusing the system and He will hold them accountable at the day of judgement. We are to leave that up to Him and worry about doing our part, which is to give as we are able. Since Christmas will be here soon, let us remember what God has given: His Son. Let us also remember what happened to that great gift because of our sin. God has been generous to us, far more than we ever deserve. As we consider what and how to give this Christmas season, let us consider all these things.

in day length to the equator where it originated) induce coloration. The traditional bright red “flowers” are actually not flowers at all, but modified leaves called bracts. The true flowers are small, insignificant, and yellow, and located in the centre of the bracts. Poinsettias have come a long way in the last few decades. Plant breeders in Scandinavia and California, particularly Paul Ecke, have modified the poinsettia to the shorter potted plant we are familiar with today and associate with the holiday season. Poinsettias have also been selected with a greater range of colour. They’re available in pink, white (actually a creamy yellow), red, purple and burgundy, while some have mottled or bi-colour bracts. There are many varieties to choose from and reds are still the most popular. Here’s a sampling: • ‘Cortez’ (now largely replaced by ‘Early Cortez’) remains one of the traditional reds that most of us associate with a Christmas poinsettia. It has dark red bracts, dark green foliage, is of medium size with a compact growth habit. • ‘Cortez Burgundy’ is similar with many medium sized dark burgundy bracts and dark green leaves. • ‘Classic Red’ is an upright plant with horizon-

tal bracts and has superb “lasting power” once you get it home. • ‘Red Glitter’ is similar to the old ‘Jingle Bell’ types but is a stronger plant with a brighter color. The horizontal bracts have a brick red background with lots of contrasting white specks and splashes. Some bracts may be entirely white. The plant itself has upright branching. • The Christmas Feeling series is available in a number of colors including pink and cream for those who want a softer less traditional look. The plants are well branched, sturdy and with a V-shaped structure. The leaves are a dark green. • ‘Christmas Day’ is a medium red with a more upright growth habit and rounded bracts held in a flat or horizontal position. • ‘Ice Punch’ is another bi-color. The cranberry red bracts have a frosty white centre. • ‘Monet Twilight’ with cream, rose and pink bracts with the colour deepening as the bracts mature. When selecting poinsettias, look for plants with dark green leaves that have not been damaged in the course of handling or shipping. If broken, latex sap from the wounds can stain the bracts. Leaves should cover the plant down to the soil line. Fallen leaves

or bare stems indicate poor growing or handling conditions. If the foliage is yellow or spotted, look under the leaves to see if white flies or aphids are present. Bracts should be fully colored with no green around the edges. Larger, well grown plants will cost more than smaller or poorly grown ones. Likewise, newer cultivars may be more expensive than older ones. Prices vary according to pot size and the number of stems or plants per pot. Containers may range from 15 cm (6 in.) pots to hanging baskets, “minis” suitable for a desk or coffee table, to larger floor pots, often with plants of 3 different colors. During cold weather, ensure that your vehicle is warm and the poinsettias are well wrapped. One layer of newspaper is seldom sufficient. They should be wrapped in several layers of newspaper and a plastic bag, allowing an air space between. These are tropical plants and direct exposure to temperatures below 10°C are likely to cause cold injury in the form of leaf drop or blackening. Once home, remove the sleeve or wrapping carefully by cutting it to prevent leaf or stem breakage. Avoid leaving it in the wrapping for more than a few days as ethylene gas

may accumulate within the wrapper damaging the plant. If wrapped in foil, check to make sure that water is able to drain from it. Poinsettias do best in a cool room (17-20°C/6570°F) with a minimum of 6 hours of indirect but bright light daily. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight or near sources of heat or cold drafts. Properly cared for, they should last three to four months. Water thoroughly when the soil feels dry to the touch; water should seep out of the drainage hole. But never allow them to stand in water. Fertilize with a soluble house plant fertilizer such as 20-20-20 according to label directions. Poinsettias are not poisonous, despite urban myths to the contrary. However, skin irritations may develop in response to exposure to the milky sap. Sara Williams, with co-author Hugh Skinner, has most recently written Gardening, Naturally, A chemical-free handbook for the prairies. This column is offered by the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (www14.

At a ceremony at Prince Albert City Hall Tuesday, it was announced Tuesday that the City would be the host of the 2014 Saskatchewan Winter Games. Provincial Games Consultant Lorne Lasuita is pleased with Prince Albert’s, “strong group of core volunteers who are dedicated to creating a memorable multi-games experience as well as providing for the care and comfort of the athletes.” He added, “The quality of the sport and nonsport venues to be used for the games are well established and will require minimum up-grading to ensure a successful event.” The Saskatchewan Games Council is confident Prince Albert will create a memorable multisport games experience for all involved. Prince Albert has

hosted the Saskatchewan Games twice in the past including the 1982 Summer Games and 1992 Winter Games. The Games, tentatively scheduled for February 2014, will involve over 2,000 athletes, coaches and managers in 16 events. Prince Albert will require up to 1500 volunteers to host these multi-sport games. Athletes from nine districts within Saskatchewan will be competing to win the Joe Griffiths Trophy for most improved district and the Games Flag for the district who earns the most points. “Congratulations to Prince Albert in winning the bid to host their second Saskatchewan Winter Games,” Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Bill Hutchinson said. “The Prince Albert

committee is taking on an important responsibility as these games provide many of our athletes their first experience with multisport competitions, preparing them for success and to represent our province on the larger national and international stage.” Not only do the Saskatchewan Games provide developing athletes with the thrill and excitement of a multisport games they also work to encourage young athletes to pursue more competitive levels of sport like the Canada Games and beyond. The athletes are also encouraged by those who have gone before them. “Accomplished athletes from Prince Albert such as Christine King (Air Pistol) and Liz Hudon (Soccer), inspire these kids to dream big and to strive for excellence in sport and in life,” said Darrell

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DOPSON - Winston Dopson passed away on November 20, 2011 in Regina, SK. at the great age of 97 years. Winston was born on Feb. 27, 1914 in Adanac, SK. to John and Alice Dopson. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy in 2003 and three siblings – a sister who died in infancy, a second sister Phyllis and brother Ken. The Dopson family moved from Adanac to the Eldred District in 1931 where they took up homesteads and began farming. Dad married Dorothy Emde in 1941 and they had two children, Darwin and Myrna. Dad continued farming until 1977

when he and Mom retired to Shellbrook. Over the years they went on many bus tours and cruises and Dad was an avid curler and golfer until age 89. They were some of the founding members of the current Shellbrook Senior Center and Dad retired as the janitor of the center at 89 years of age. After Dorothy passed away, Dad had a mild heart attack, spent some years at Lois’ Care Home in Shellbrook and then moved to Regina. His last few years were spent at Two Spirit Care Home – a wonderful rural farm setting. Left to remember this wonderful, caring father and grandfather are: son Darwin Dopson (Laura Sundberg); daughter Myrna Sentes (Jerry Sentes); grandchildren: Diane Boulton, Brianna Wyn, Pamela Sundberg, Aaron Sentes and Warren Sentes; and great Granddaughter Lexie Sentes. Interment will be held in Shellbrook, SK. sometime in 2012. Arrangements in care of Northern Funeral Service, Shellbrook Funeral Home. Brian and Bev Stobbs, Funeral Directors. www.

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KILBY ~ Patricia May Kilby (nee Perkins) of Lacombe passed away at Red Deer Regional Hospital on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the age of 56 years. Patricia will be lovingly remembered by three very special nephews, Ryan, Robin and Dustin Ajas of St. Albert; nephews Mark (Melissa) Perkins and their daughters McKenna and Ava of Fort McMurray and Carlin Perkins of Meath Park, SK; brothers Harvey (Elaine) Perkins of Creighton, SK and Rick (Jo-Ann) Perkins of Meath Park, SK; nieces Sherri Perkins (James Woods) and their children Riley and Nate of Creighton, SK; Danielle Kennedy-Perkins of Prince Albert, SK; Jacy Perkins (Jason Gitzel) and their children Jordan and Janaya of Holbein, SK; and Amanda Perkins of Meath Park, SK; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Patricia is predeceased by her parents, Ron and Dorothy Perkins; sister Kerry Ajas; her grandparents; her sister-in-law and best friend Diane and numerous aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life was held in the County Room of the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 – 50th Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Patricia’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #202, 5913 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4 or to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Red Deer Funeral Home & Crematorium.

SMITH - Joan Lesley (nee: Frick) passed away on November 4, 2011 at the age of 74. She was born on January 12, 1937 in Marcelin, Sk. to Raymond and Olivia Frick. Joan leaves to mourn her brother Eric, children Byrne (Laurel), Sharon (Daryl), Greg (Teresa) and Gerald (Laurie) as well as 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father Raymond, mother Olivia and an infant brother Allan. Joan was raised on the family farm and attended school in Marcelin before moving to work in North Battleford and then Prince Albert. She was most proud of raising her 4 children. She loved her flower garden and enjoyed travelling. Growing up she treasured her 2 cats, Butch and Timmykins. She also had a great love for horses. For the past several years her cat Sheba was her faithful companion. Joan will be cherished in our memories forever. The Memorial Service was held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Pentecostal Church in Leask, officiated by Pastor Lawrence Trafford. Internment in Leask Cemetery. The pianist was Dianna Woytiuk. Donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Diabetes Association or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Hawryluk Funeral Home, Leask, SK.

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Lions whimper, then roar down the stretch So, here’s some early strategy for getting to the Grey Cup Game, which has become almost a national holiday in Canada: Start your season 0-5, then 1-6, then start getting serious. Usually, 0-5 means at last three things: 1. Player personnel is pathetic; 2. Fans quit showing up for games; 3. The coach gets fired. In British Columbia, evidently, it’s called warming up. Unbelievably, the B.C. Lions were 1-6 on Aug. 13, after a 30-17 homefield defeat at the hands of Winnipeg Blue Bombers and now, about three months and 11 games later, they are likely to be overwhelming favourites to win the Grey Cup when it’s played this weekend in B.C. Place. (The Lions had one obstacle in their way en route to the Grey Cup Game, the Edmonton Eskimos, in the Western final held this past weekend.) Vegas oddsmakers would have laughed at anybody putting serious Grey Cup money on a team languishing at 1-6 one-third of the way into the season. But the last laugh would go to a B.C. believer, one of whom was veteran head coach Wally Buono, who saw that three of those first six losses were by less than a touchdown and that quarterback Travis Lulay was improving with every game. In July and August, Lulay was Ordinary Joe. In September and October, he was Super Joe, throwing 25 TD passes and only three interceptions in the Lions’10-1 rush down the stretch. When voting took place for Most Outstanding Player in the Western Conference, Lulay was lionized by the voters: He won in a walk. Which is what most observers think the Lions should do this Sunday in Vancouver, when 60,000plus fans jam into B.C. Place and millions of TV viewers across the country tune in to watch what could be, well, a contest similar to the Christians being fed to the lions in ancient Rome. The Christians, in this case, will be the Eastern Conference rep, either Winnipeg or Hamilton, neither of whom scared too many people — other

than their own coaches and fans — down the CFL stretch. The Bombers lost seven of their last 11 while limping to the East pennant; the Ti-Cats had similar problems, losing four of their last five (finishing with an uninspiring 8-10 overall) before escaping with an overtime win over Montreal in the East semifinal. If the Lions win the Cup Sunday, other coaches around the CFL will have a new answer to critics complaining about poor starts to seasons. “Just pulling a Buono,” they’ll say. • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols unveiled a statue of himself outside his restaurant. David Wells once thought he had a statue of himself outside a restaurant but found out the place was just a Big Boy.” • Barach again: “NASCAR driver Kyle Busch has written a letter of apology for intentionally causing a wreck during a race. Racing fans were surprised. NASCAR drivers can write?” • R.J.Currie of “Saskatchewan Roughriders punter Chris Milo tied a CFL record with a 108-yard boot for a single. Call it the punt of no return.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “John Daly, who walked out in the middle of his round at the Australian Open after halfheartedly hitting all his balls into a water hazard, can always say the devil made him do it. Daly’s latest world ranking: 666th.” • Budd Bailey of the Buffalo News, after NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier ran the New York Marathon in four hours, 14 minutes, 21 seconds: “And that includes four minutes for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct along the way.” • Kevin Gleason of the Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record, on tinkering with the outfield dimensions at Citi Field: “The Mets do know the other team gets to play with the fences in as well, right?” • After No. 1- and No. 2-ranked Louisiana State and Alabama played a 9-6 football ‘thriller’, Gene Wojciechowski of wrote: “If that was The Game of the

Bruce Penton Century, then I want my 100 years back. So let’s get this out of the way right now: These two teams deserve a BCSchampionship rematch like Kim Kardashian

deserves to keep her wedding gifts.” • Janice Hough of “If that was the “Game of the Century,” then in the 1900s the Cubs were the

“Team of the Century.” • Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald weighs in on the debate about Canada replacing the beaver as its national symbol. “How can a country obsessed with hockey have a mascot with teeth?” • Another one from Dwight Perry: “The Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a 9-4-1 start and leading their division? Looks like that guy who keeps predicting the world is about to end finally nailed it this time.”

• Headline in the “Celebratory Jets Dump Cooler Of Soap And Water On Rex Ryan.” • Columnist Bob McCown in Sportsnet magazine, answering a reader question about whether tennis star Novak Djokovic is on drugs: “Djokovic weighs about 80 pounds and his arms are like pipe-cleaners. The only drugs it looks like he’s on are laxatives.” Care to comment? Email brucepenton2003@

Shellbrook continued their dominance in the third as they added another three goals to their tally. Steven Porter and Devin Dicus scored early in the third for the Silvertips before Brock Tilfort answered for the Hawks.

Jason McComas capped off the scoring with 11:05 remaining in the game. The Silvertips next action is Friday night when they host the Big River Braves at 8:30 p.m.

Silvertips dominant in home opener The Shellbrook Silvertips welcomed the Birch Hills Blackhawks to the Beaver Lakes Hockey league with a 10 - 2 drubbing at the Shellbrook Rec Centre Friday night. The game was a close affair though the first 10 minutes as the Blackhawks and Silvertips traded a pair of goals but the game was out of reach for Birch Hills after the first period buzzer. Darcy Rask opened the scoring for the Silvertips 4:10 into the first only to have the score evened on a goal by Birch Hills captain Ryan Shore at the 10 minute mark. The Silvertips regained the lead with 5 minutes left on a goal from Brett Mason while Brendon Canaday gave Shellbrook a two goal cushion with 2 minutes left in the first. The Silvertips kept up their assault in the second period with goals from Nic Martin, Marshal Harris, Rask and Canaday, while goaltender Jory Segberg and the Shellbrook defence kept the Blackhawks off

the board. In addition to the scoring, the second also saw a fair share of rough stuff as the Tips and the Hawks were called for seven and six infractions, respectively, including a fight between Shellbrook’s John Martin and Birch Hills’ Doug Tessier.

Silvertips goaltender Jory Segberg makes a save on the Blackhawks’ Dion Berg.

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Prevent home break-ins any time of the year The joys of the holidays are many: Sharing eggnog, exchanging presents, trimming the tree, contacting the police to report a robbery. The last one certainly isn’t a joy, but it’s an all-too common reality of the season. But the holidays aren’t the only times that home break-ins take place. There’s no telling what goes through the minds of thieves, and preparing for any situation is the way to avoid loss due to theft. In the U.S., a home is robbed every 14.6 seconds, and the average dollar loss per burglary is $2,119, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Statistics Canada offers that break-ins are not only the most serious type of property crime committed in Canada, but they are

also one of the most common. In 2009, there were more than 205,000 breakins reported to the police, accounting for 15 percent of all property crimes. Despite burglaries being down overall in numbers in both the U.S. and Canada, homeowners can still be diligent in their efforts to prevent break-ins and property loss. Here are some strategies for thwarting would-be thieves. * Break down cardboard boxes. There’s no better way to tell thieves about all the new presents you received than by advertising them at the curbside. Burglars will see that empty television box or other expensive gadget boxes put out for pickup and have a clue about the new goodies inside the home. Instead, cut up the

boxes and bundle them with newspapers so they are inconspicuous. * Lock every door and window all the time -- including the garage. Many people fail to realize that the garage presents a great point of entry to the house, one that is private and away from the eyes of concerned neighbors. Once inside the garage, a thief can use tools in the garage to pick at the lock on an inside door to the home. * Forget about hiding keys. Thieves know about all the places homeowners hide spare keys. You’re not fooling anyone with faux rocks or a key taped over the door. If you’re prone to forgetting your keys, leave a spare pair with a trusted neighbor instead.

* Don’t advertise your status on social network sites. You may be excited to share your vacation adventures with friends, but posting pictures of your vacation or telling others about when you’re planning to leave the house can be dangerous. Even if you have your security settings locked down to only friends, the fewer people who know about your whereabouts the better. Your list of 200 friends may not be the closest friends anymore. * Trim bushes and fix lighting. Darkness and camouflage are a thief’s best friends. Being able to hide behind shrubs to jimmy a window or lock hides him or her from others who may witness suspicious activity. Keep landscaping neat around

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doorways and windows, and promptly replenish any burned-out bulbs. * Don’t give burglars easy access. Leaving ladders or items that can turn into stepping stools enables thieves to reach any window or door of the house -- even upstairs windows that may be unlocked. * Keep things out of easy view. Some people love the open look of drape-free windows.

However, giving outsiders a clear view of the interior of your home can set you up for trouble, as it gives thieves a view of your valuables. Close the blinds after dark and especially when you’re leaving the home for a time. There are many tactics to take to help protect your home and belongings from being stolen. Employ these tips during the holidays and year-round. HL11C535

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How the average Joe can get the service of a king Ever wonder what it’s like to live like a celebrity and have people falling all over themselves to help you with your every request? In our star-obsessed society, it’s easy to get swept up in the glamour splashed across magazine covers at the grocery store. But unless you’re the next Justin Bieber, chances are your daily existence is more ho-hum than high life. That’s where Michael Fazio comes in. As one of New York’s top concierges, Fazio has spent years in the hospitality industry getting the right people through the right doors. If anyone knows how to get a touch of attention when stepping out, it’s him. “I’m in the business of making people feel special—moving heaven and earth to get clients what they want when they want it,” says Fazio. But Fazio insists you don’t need to pay a pro like him to get great customer service. In fact, Fazio has five sure-fire tips to take your daily experiences from drab to fab: 1 Choose companies that reward you for your loyalty: It’s often said that it’s the little things in life that matter. Whether it’s a complimentary upgrade at your favourite hotel, an exclusive shopping night, or being able to use your American Express membership rewards points for a free weekend getaway, stick with companies that really show they love your business. 2 Keep your cool: After years in the hospitality industry, Fazio’s seen it all—including temper tantrums from fully grown adults. But if you keep calm when dealing with poor customer service, you’ll see much better outcomes than if you get hostile. According to new research from American Express, 88 per cent of consumers agree that when they treat a customer service professional in a friendly and respectful manner, they usually get better service in return. 3 Forge a friendship: There’s a reason loyalty programs exist and why people have their ‘regular’ tables at a restaurant— they’ve earned it by building a relationship with the company and its staff. If you treat the service people like they’re on your team, they’ll usually go to bat for you. 4 Rethink who’s an

‘industry insider’: People assume you need to know the right people to get through the door of the trendiest club or restaurant. Not true. Choosing

the right brands can be just as powerful, because their relationships become your relationships. Case in point: The Front of the Line program from American

Express gives cardmembers early and exclusive ticket access to the hottest shows and events. 5 Want something? Just ask: Companies may

not know you’re dissatisfied with their product or level of customer service unless you speak up—and that doesn’t just mean criticism. Didn’t like that last

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Choosing children’s eye wear is simple As any parent will tell you, children are not just little adults. Similarly, children’s eyewear is not merely a miniature version of adult frames. Children’s glasses must be durable enough to withstand a little roughhousing, while also being stylish enough that youngsters actually want to wear them. For parents, striking the right balance between these two requirements is often a challenge, but by keeping five simple things in mind when shopping for your child’s glasses, you’ll find that purchasing the perfect pair can be as easy as A-B-C. A) Anti-scratch coating. Your child’s glasses must be able to withstand a large amount of normal wear and tear. The frames will surely be dropped numerous times, and on various unforgiving surfaces. Adding a layer of antiscratch coating to lenses will offer much-needed protection to complement your child’s active lifestyle, ensuring lenses last as long as the lifespan of the frames. B) Bridge. The bridge is the area of your child’s frames located over his or her nose, which happens to support 90% of the eyeglasses’ weight. As children don’t have fully developed noses, plastic frames, which typically have too wide of a bridge, tend to slide down their faces easily. Metal frames, however, which usually have adjustable nose pads, offer a better, closer fit for children. When your child wears his or her frames, remember to make sure the weight of the frames is equally balanced on either side of the nose. C) Choice. One of the most effective ways to ensure children actually wear their glasses is to get them involved in choosing their frames. “Children today don’t have to settle for “kiddie” eyewear, as there are more stylish frame options for children than ever before,” says Beverly Suliteanu, creative director and vice president of product development at WestGroupe Optical (, a Canadian company that distributes fashionable, affordable eyewear brands including SuperFlex Kids.

“Parents should narrow down eyewear styles to a few choices, and then allow their child to select his or her favourite pair. With today’s fashionable colours and sophisticated textures, eyeglasses can be the perfect accessory for tenacious toddlers and trendy tweens,” Suliteanu adds. D) Durability. One simple way to ensure your

child’s glasses last longer than the trip home from the store is to choose frames with spring hinges in the temples. Spring hinges allow the temples to flex outward and return back to normal, without causing damage or altering the fit of the frames. “As youngsters are not always careful when they put on or take off their glasses, spring hinges can help prevent

eyewear from bending awkwardly, which helps parents avoid costly frame adjustments or repairs,” explains Suliteanu. E) Extra pair. Let’s face it, children are going to be tough on their glasses. Despite the best of intentions, it’s extremely easy to damage or simply misplace prescription eyewear. Parents, therefore, may want to look into purchasing a

backup pair of glasses for their child. In the event of an emergency, having a spare pair of glasses on hand ensures your child never has to squint to see the blackboard while a new pair is being made. Additional insight into fashionable brands for children’s glasses is available online at

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Elks drop a pair of games over weekend

The Shellbrook Elks took a hit in the Fort Cartlon Hockey league standings with a pair of losses over the weekend. The Elks started their weekend with a 4-2 road loss in Waldheim to the Prairie Outlaws before dropping a narrow decision to the Rosthern Wheatkings at home Saturday night. Elks 2 Prairie 4 The goaltenders kept both teams in the action during an offensively charged game Friday night. The Elks put 48 pucks on Prairie’s Robin Giesbrecht and managed just two goals while Shellbrook’s Kelly Guard faced 41 pucks, allowing four goals. Three of those goals came early in the first

period as Trevor Heibert, former Elk Bret Peppler and the league’s leading scorer Tory Stott all scored in the first seven minutes of the game. The Elks pushed back in the second period with a pair of early goals from Curtis Olsen and Chris Walter cutting Prairie’s lead to 3-2. Prairie added to their lead with 2 minutes left in the second on a goal from Tyler Bouey. The Elks pressed to even the score in the third, firing 18 shots on Giesbrecht but both goaltenders were perfect in the third frame. Meanwhile, both teams played very disciplined games as the Elks took just four penalties to Prairie’s one. All but one of those

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Hugh Hamilton fires a slapshot on Wheat Kings goaltender Jonathon Krahn.

penalties took place in the third period and neither team was able to capitalize on their powerplay opportunities. Elks 3 Wheat Kings 4 The Elks came out on the wrong end of a seesaw battle with the Rosthern Wheat Kings in front of a home crowd Saturday night.

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The Elks opened the scoring five minutes in with a goal from Aki Seitsonon, which turned out to be the lone goal of the period. The Wheat Kings’ Barry Sparvier evened the score four minutes into the second to kick off a high scoring period. Hugh Hamilton replied for the Elks only to have Sparvier score his second of the game thee minutes later.

Matt Bergen regained the lead for the Elks but Sparvier tied it up again two minutes later, competing the hat trick. Ian Clarke scored with two minutes left on the clock to give the Wheat Kings their first lead of the game. After splitting seven penalties in the second period, both teams took a more disciplined approach to the third as just one infraction was called in the

final frame. Both goaltenders stood tall in the third keeping the score at 4-3 for the Wheat Kings win. The Elks will look to avenge one of their weekend losses Friday night when they travel to Waldheim to face the Prairie Outlaws. They return to Shellbrook Saturday night as host to the Hague Royals. The puck drops at 8 p.m.

Get ready to ride With each new snowflake that falls, snowmobilers across Saskatchewan are thinking about their next ride out. But before heading out on the trails, there are things that every snowmobiler should do to prepare. Saskatchewan winters bring some potentially hazardous and risky situations for snowmobilers. With freezing and thawing, thin ice is a major risk for snowmobilers early on. Riders should be particularly aware of drainage ditches that have been created by farmers this past spring as a way to control the excess water caused by the rain. What may have once been familiar terrain is now unfamiliar and potentially dangerous. Snowmobilers also need to be aware of freshly fallen snow which can cause ditches, rocks, branches, drainage pipes and depressions to be covered. To prevent needless

accidents from happening, Peter Huebner, Chief Snowmobile Instructor with the Saskatchewan Safety Council, recommends all riders prepare before they head out to ride by doing their research and becoming familiar with the terrain. “Most accidents that happen can be prevented by preparing ahead of time and riding with care and attention“, says Huebner. There are some basic tips that you should follow in order to have a safe and enjoyable snowmobile season: • Never ride alone. In case of an emergency it is essential to have someone there for help. • Wear proper snowmobile gear including a helmet. • Take extra precautions when riding in unfamiliar terrain. • Don’t drink and ride. Alcohol is the cause of almost 70 percent of all

snowmobile incidents. • Use groomed snowmobile trails to prevent accidents from happening. There are over 10,000 km of groomed trails in Saskatchewan. • Be careful when crossing roads, highways and railway tracks. Always come to a complete stop before proceeding. • The legal speed limit for snowmobiles is 80 km/ hour (50 miles/hour). Remember that all snowmobile operators born on of after January 1, 1989 are required to take the Snowmobile Safety Course in order to operate a snowmobile on public land. Participants must be at least 12 years old to register for a course. The Saskatchewan Safety Council offers Snowmobile Safety Courses around the province from November through March. For more information on a course in your area please visit

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RM of Leask meeting highlights The Regular Meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Leask No. 464 was held in the Leask Municipal Office on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. The meeting was called to order by Reeve Len Cantin at 9:10 a.m. Present were Reeve Len Cantin, Administrator Sheri McHanson Budd and the following Council members: Real Diehl (Div 2), Marcie Kreese (Div 3), Boyd Donohue (Div 4), Robert Girod (Div 5), Victor Unyi (Div 6) Councillor Girod was not present for discussion and voting on the following motion.

That the accounts covered by cheques numbered 5219 to 5283 inclusive, totaling $148,021.96 be approved for payment. Councillor Girod returned to Council Chambers. That the Statement of Financial Activities ending September 30, Financial 2011 be accepted as circulated. That Council remit the collected hospital levy for the 2010 and 2011 to the year to date values by October 31, 2011 to the Shellbrook & District Health Services Project Inc. And that a final payment for 2011 of Payment collected hospital levy be

remitted December 31, 2011. That Council Supervision and Indemnity Vouchers be accepted and approved as circulated. That Council accept the administrator’s report as presented and that it be filed accordingly. That Council accept the bylaw enforcement report as presented. That the RM terminate our agreement with Platinum Security Inc. Bylaw effective immediately. That Council accept the fire reports as circulated. That the RM approve the subdivision application for SW 07- 48-04-

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Winter has hit Saskatchewan in full force and motorists will now be sharing the provincial highways with 300 snow plows from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure as they remove snow and treat ice on the 26,000 km network. Motorists are reminded to stay back and stay safe, giving the snow plow room to work as highways are cleared using the most effective methods for varying weather conditions. “Last winter we received a substantial amount of snow, and our plows were out in full force working hard to keep highways safe,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. “Unfortunately we experienced several collisions between snow plows and motorists, and we’d like to avoid the same situations from happening this winter.”

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Snow plows can create a mini blizzard or whiteout condition in their wake, often obscuring the plow from sight despite the checkerboard truck boxes and flashing lights meant to keep them visible. Motorists who approach a sudden whiteout should be aware it is likely a snow plow working up ahead, and to slow down, stay back and stay safe. The plows pull over every 10 kilometres or so to allow vehicles to pass. Legislation passed in the spring of 2009 also requires drivers to slow to 60 km when passing a snow plow, with warning lights flashing, weither in operation or stopped on the side of the road. There are around 300 snow plow trucks working in 85 maintenance sections throughout the province, on the road before, during and after storms. Highways are inspected frequently to determine if snow plowing or salt/sand application is needed, and to report up-to-date highway conditions to the Highway Hotline. “Night Riders” travel routes up to 500 km long throughout the night to report and treat conditions on the most heavily travelled highways. Winter maintenance is prioritized based on classification and traffic volumes: Level 1 - Snow removal or ice treatment occurs on the driving lanes within six hours of the end of the storm on highways that serve as commuter routes, major inter-provincial and international travel routes, and have an average annual daily traffic (AADT) count of 1,500 or more vehicles. Additional time may be required in extreme circumstances. Level 2 - Snow removal or ice treatment occurs within 12 hours of the end of the storm on highways with an AADT between 300 and 1,500 without jeopardizing service to Level 1 highways. Additional time may be required in extreme circumstances. Level 3 - Snow removal or ice treatment should occur on all other highways with an AADT less than 300 as soon as possible or within 24 hours, without jeopardizing service to Level 1 or 2 highways. For more information on winter maintenance activities and snow plow safety please see the accompanying fact sheets or go to

W3 as a discretionary use of the agricultural zoning district: country residential use. That Council advise the Ministry of Highways and Johnstone-Clarke Law office that we are interested in road widening along the TLE proposed lands to 45 m : NE 12-47-06 W3; NW 35-47-06 W3; NE 35-47-06 W3; S ½ LSD 5 SE 13-47-06 W3. And that there is buffalo fence along NE 12-4706 W3 that is encroaching on the existing road allowance that needs to be removed. That the RM write off the following invoice: Lands Branch $88.75 GST because they are GST exempt. That Council approve Riannon Nelson to attend for a Microsoft Access training course for $295 + GST and travel expenses

in Saskatoon at the next Training available course. That the RM appoint Riannon Nelson as Deputy Returning Officer, as the previously appointed DRO is no longer available. And that Council appoint Sue Nelson as poll clerk. That the RM provide the outside staff with a lay-off notice date of November 18, 2011 with the exception of our year round employees, Justin Nagy and Henry Jonasson. That the RM approve progress claim number 1 dated October 6, 2011 in the amount of $ 158,839.50 less 10% holdback in the amount of $15,883.95 for a net payment of $ 142,955.56 + GST $7,147.78 for a total progress payment of $150,103.33 as recommended by the project engineer for Grid 783 road

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construction. That Council accept the correspondence as presented and that it be Correspond. f i l e d accordingly. That council send written correspondence to Sask-Tel that their proposed cost sharing proposal for cable relocation from NE 34 to NW 32-45 08 W3 is not acceptable and needs further discussion. That we engage SARM planning services for updating our Basic Planning Statement and Zoning Bylaw for the 2012 Budget year. And SARM that the specific terms be negotiated and drafted into an agreement for services. That Council cancel the Regular Council Meeting on October 26, 2011 to accommodate the 2011 elections in the R.M.


BLAINE LAKE: Wapiti Library: Books, DVDs, Internet, Study/Meeting Space, Proctor Service. Hours: Tuesday 2-5, Wednesday & Friday 1-5, Thursday 5-8. Weekly Programming: After School Club (Crafts, Stories, Homework Help) Thursday 2:15-5:15, Craft n’ Chat for Adults Thursday 6-8, Drop In Computer Help Friday 2-4. 306-497-3130. CANWOOD: Branch of Wapiti Regional Library Hours: Tues. and Fri., 1 - 5 p.m. Internet services available at the library. DEBDEN: Wapiti Library hours: Monday 3 pm - 7 pm. Afterschool Program 3:30 - 5:00. Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm. Librarian: Aline Hannon LEASK: Wapiti Library Hours: Tues. & Fri.: 1 - 5:30 pm & Sat., 12:30 - 5:30 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 - 6:30 pm; Tues., 2 - 8 pm; Wed. 2 - 8 pm; Thur., 2 - 6:30 pm; Fri., 10 - 4 pm. Children’s Story Time: Fri. 10:30 am (Oct. - May). Ph. 747-3419. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Theatre Movie Night, Saturday, Dec. 10 Free Christmas Show 2 p.m. “Polar Express”. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Host Players presents Myron Wall & Wayne Reddekopp as ‘The Odd Couple’ on Fri., Nov. 25 & Dec. 2; Sat., Dec 3. Reserve Seating Dessert Theatre ~ December 9. Block Seating & Group Rates Available. For more information call 747-4499, 468-2510 or 747-5890. Tickets available at Woodland Pharmacy, Shellbrook or South Hill Mall Admin. Office, Prince Albert BLAINE LAKE: St. Andrew’s R.C. Church Trade and Craft Fair on Sat., December 3 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Blaine Lake School Gym. Children’s program 1 p.m. Lunch available. Many unique exhibitors. Admission $2.00 SHELLBROOK/BIG RIVER: Christmas Candlelight Services, Beau “Lac” Funeral Home would like to invite you, your family, and friends To Join Us On Wed., December 7, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Shellbrook Pentecostal Church OR Thurs., December 8, 2011, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Big River. Local ministers participating in services. If you have lost someone you love, the Christmas Season can be a difficult time. Lunch and fellowship following the services. For more information call: Beau “Lac” Funeral Home 306-747-2828 or 306-4692277. Everyone Welcome. SHELLBROOK: Shellbrook Kinette Annual Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shellbrook Legion Hall. Lots Of Delicious Homemade Christmas Cookies. Pay by the pound. Bring your own containers.


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KITCH WILCOX – November 23, 1989 Forever in our hearts, always in our memories. XOXO dad. - Pat, Brian, Sharon & Colleen

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MASON - Cliff, November 10, 1961 - November 26, 1993. We cannot hold the hands of time, Or live again the past. But we save the precious memories That will forever last. - Lovingly remembered and dearly missed by Mom and Dad.

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SOMMERFELD In loving memory of Perry Reynold Sommerfeld, August 7, 1961 - November 20, 2010. Our dear father, son and brother. Dear Dad, Gone are the days we use to share, But in our hearts you are always there, The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows, With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. - With all our love from your children Erica, Michael and Tessa. Dear Perry, We do not need a special day, To bring you to our mind, The days we do not think of you Are very hard to find. Each morning when we awake, We know that you are gone, And no one knows the heartache, As we try to carry on. Our hearts ache with sadness, And silent tears flow, What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. - Sadly missed and forever loved Mom, Dad, Janet, Jamie, Rhonda and families.

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Safety First When Stringing Holiday Lights Perhaps no holiday tradition is more visible than decorative lights. Whether on the house or on the tree in the front picture window, holiday lights help create a festive mood for all. While aesthetically appealing, holiday lighting displays can also be quite dangerous. Older lights or poorly planned lighting projects can quickly turn tragic. However, this much beloved holiday tradition does not have to cease and desist. Instead, some simple safety precautions are all it takes to ensure this year’s lighting display is both stunning and safe. - Make sure exterior lights are designed for outdoor use. Not all lights can handle the elements, so those old Christmas tree lights might not be able to enjoy a second life as part of a

home’s exterior lighting decor. - Plug lights directly into the electrical sockets rather than relying heavily on extension cords. Employ surge protector strips if there are not enough outlets available. Before plugging anything in, consult the fuse box to determine how much each circuit can safely handle. - Don’t use damaged lighting sets, including those with frayed strings, unstable connections, exposed wires, or broken or cracked sockets. - Make sure all external lights are securely attached. Wind can do significant damage to bulbs, which can lead to additional safety risks. As a precaution, attach all lights firmly to walls or anything else that will not blow away when a stiff wind arrives. - Inside the home, be extra careful when using an artificial Christmas tree. Elec-



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tric lights should never be used on a metallic tree. - Routinely check all cords’ temperatures. If a cord feels too hot, unplug it and find a replacement. - Don’t leave the lights on when no adults are home. If the home is empty or if just kids are home, make sure the lights are off. Avoid using timers that automatically turn the lights on, as it’s possible they will turn on when no one is home. Unplug all cords when going away for the holidays just to be safe. - Make sure all cords are visible. Don’t bury cords underneath rugs or floor mats to avoid personal injuries. - Hanging lights shouldn’t be a solo project. Whether hanging lights inside or outside, never do so alone. A stiff wind might come along and blow the ladder away or an unstable ladder might lead to a fall. Accidents happen when hanging lights indoors as well, so make sure to have an adult partner on hand to avoid injury. - Make sure kids cannot reach lighting displays. Kids often adore holiday lighting displays and their natural curiosity is to reach for lights. Avoid potential accidents by keeping lights well beyond the reach of children. GG10B076

A blizzard is one of winter’s great storms

Every winter comes with its own warnings of nasty weather. Blizzard-like conditions is a popular term used in conjunction with a snowstorm. People may wonder what actually constitutes a blizzard and just how common it can be. Blizzards are often associated with heavy snowfalls. However, they can also be caused simply by strong winds blowing around existing snow. The National Weather Service defines a blizzard as large amounts of falling or blowing snow with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than 1/4 of a mile for an extended period of time (greater than 3 hours). In essence, it is the limitation of visibility that often defines a blizzard and not entirely the snowfall totals. Blizzards can be dangerous due to the whiteout conditions caused by blowing snow. It may be difficult or even impossible to drive or walk in a particular direction because of the inability to see. Blizzards and their strong winds also contribute to cold wind chill factors, or the feeling of the air temperature when the wind is taken into consideration. Wind chill can make it feel several degrees colder than the actual air temperature and result in frostbite or hypothermia. Apart from their effect on the body, blizzards also may wreak havoc at home. Power outages due to heavy snow on branches and power lines and blowing wind can damage wires and cause widespread power loss. Storms near coastal areas may cause coastal flooding. Homes in low-lying areas may be flooded as a result. Experts have found that for those who live in the West and in Alaska, blizzard winds coming off mountains have been known to reach up to 100 mph and damage roofs and other structures. Blizzards are actually quite common, even more than one might think. Over a 41-year-period of study by authors who published in the Journal of Climate in 2002, 438 blizzards took place between 1959 and 2000 in the U.S. The research found an average of 10.7 blizzards took place every year, 27 during the period of 1996-1997 alone. In early 2011, a megastorm dumped more than two feet of snow on the Windy City, stopping normal daily activities for several days. A few months prior to that storm, on December 26, 2010, the east coast of the U.S. experienced more than 20 inches of snow, crippling New York City due to understaffed sanitation workers from the Christmas holiday. People were trapped in their homes, and ambulance crews were blocked from rescuing people. Commuter trains, subways and buses were all halted by the monster storm. If a blizzard is projected, there are some safety precautions to take. * Listen to the up-to-date weather warnings. * Keep battery-powered radios and other items handy in the event of a power failure. * Invest in a generator, if possible. * Check your supply of heating fuel and also stock up on other WW1170 WW1170 70 ways to stay warm if the heat is off due to a power failure. * Keep an extra stock of unperishable foods. * Never light fires or barbecues indoors. * Avoid overexertion outdoors. Wait until the storm stops. * If caught outside, attempt to find dry shelter. * Be equipped for the worst with extra supplies.

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Former resident appears in Women of Curling Calendar Former Shellbrook resident, Regan Mizuno (Scholz) is one of 12 international curlers featured in the 2012 Women of Curling Calendar. The charity benefiting from the sale of the calendars is Shoot for a Cure charity in support of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. Mizuno, who currently lives in San Francisco, California, got involved through a simple Facebook posting. In the post, she expressed her desire to bring a bon spiel to the Bay area featuring some of Canada’s elite curlers to compete with some US rinks. Her idea was to host an event that would merge a cash spiel, featuring elite curlers, with a Lupus fund raiser. That got the attention of the calendar’s publish-

ers who reached out to her to see if she would like to get involved. “One line on Facebook, that’s it. I never applied to be part of the calendar,” said Mizuno. She signed up, took part in a photo shoot and will be in the calendar in a bikini beach photo along with another smaller picture in her workout gear. “What’s more fun than getting your picture taken on a beach? I had a great time,” said Mizuno. She is still working on organizing the event to bring a World Curling Tour event to California in conjunction with a Lupus fund raiser. “My goal is to create a bonspiel, invite a bunch of top Canadian teams down and have a small bonspiel with people like Cheryl Bernard and Stef Lawton

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and have a few teams from (the States) involved,” said Mizuno.

The event merges two of her biggest passions, curling and Lupus advo-

cacy. A Lupus survivor, Mizuno has been a long time advocate for research for the disease, having spent time volunteering for Lupus Foundations in the states where she has lived. She currently works with the Lupus Foundation of Northern California and is striving to offer her specialized fitness program Regan MOVES to lupus patients across the northern part of the state. The fitness program is tailored to those suffering from the disease taking extra care to be lower impact. Meanwhile, she continues to sing, having performed the American national Anthem for the San Francisco Giants game on Easter Sunday, April 24. Scotland’s Eve Muirhead graces the

cover of the calendar while fellow Europeans Cissi Ostlund of Sweden and Ekatarina Galkina, of Russia are featured inside along with Mizuno, the lone US representative. Canadian curlers include Shannon Aleksic, of Vancouver, Sonja Gaudet, of Kelowna, Kalynn Park, of Edmonton, Kaitlyn Lawes, of Winnipeg, Laura Crocker, of KitchenerWaterloo, Emma Miskew, of Ottawa, Jill Mouzar, of Toronto, Heather SmithDacey and of Halifax. Calendars are $25 and can be ordered by contacting Mizuno via email at or go to www.reganmoves. com. For more information on the charity or the cause check out and www.csro. com.

Journey continues for Reynolds on YTV reality show Submitted by Janice Peake-Reynolds Seven weeks ago, Sydney Reynolds of Nokomis, started her “onair” adventure as a challenger on “In Real Life” airing Monday nights on YTV. Since then she has logged over 10,000 air miles travelling several times across Canada. She’s been to Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Squamish and last week, Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Filmed during the summer months, she left Regina at the end of June, and so far we’ve been able to view six of the challenges that she has completed and survived. Reynolds, the granddaughter of Robert (Bob) and the late Frieda Peake of Leask, and daughter of Janice Peake-Reynolds and Darryl Reynolds of Nokomis, was one of 18 challengers selected from across Canada to participate in the show.

The number has now dwindled down to six. The first challenge was “Army Recruits” and they competed individually over an obstacle course to determine who their partners would be. Sydney became the “Pink” team partnered with Brad from Montreal. Together they survived that challenge, then “Bee Keepers”, “Construction Workers” and “Stadium Crew”. When offered a chance to switch partners, Sydney took the chance to try a new partner and paired up with Abhinav, and they became the new “Yellow” Team. So far they’ve competed together as “Loggers” and “Marine Survivalists”. Sydney says the last episode, “Marine Survivalists”, was both the most fun and the scariest. Taped at Survival Systems Training Ltd., this facility does training for the Coast Guard, off-shore oil–rig workers, etc. Apparently

Sydney Reynolds and her Yellow Team partner Abhinav.

this training has “made grown men cry”! The pool created huge waves, the water was freezing cold and there was a huge wind machine. Sydney says she knew that she would be

safe, (there were divers in the water at all times with them), and she is a strong swimmer, but faced with the challenge, she couldn’t help but be scared and wonder if something could

go wrong. They knew it was dangerous as they received far more safety training than usual before they taped the challenge (hours instead of minutes). One of the challenges was escaping a submerged helicopter. They were belted into a training module and the module was lowered into the water where it immediately flipped upside down (which is what a ditched helicopter would do). They had to hold their breath, wait 10 seconds while the module filled completely with water, break open the window, unbelt themselves, climb out and surface. Sydney (and a few others) did most of it, but she had to be assisted by the divers – she couldn’t get her belt undone. Her partner panicked and went out the back, before they were even submerged, so they received the maximum time penalty. Sydney was NOT impressed (you couldn’t miss her on-cam-


era eye roll!!!) and they continued to be in last place through that episode. This put them at risk to be sent home, but in a surprise twist they saved themselves at the end. Next week’s show is in New York City and challengers are part of the Broadway Show “Stomp”. How exciting for this former dancer to “make it to Broadway”!!! The show airs on YTV on Mondays at 6:00 PM (YTVE) or 9:00 PM (YTVW). Repeats are shown Friday nights at 10 PM and 1:00 AM, and Sunday afternoon at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, respectively. If you haven’t been watching, you can still catch-up online by going to and clicking on “In Real Life”. Past episodes only stay online for a few weeks, so the first episodes are no longer available.

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