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NCR approved for $3 million grant to rebuild rail The Government of Saskatchewan announced the approval of $3 million for the North Central Rail Line Ltd. (NCR) under the guidelines of the Community Development Trust Fund (CDTF) last week in Meadow Lake. “This is an excellent development that will support our mills and hundreds of jobs in our communities,” Enterprise Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “Improving the rail transportation system will make sure we can continue to deliver our products to markets around the world and make sure our economy in Northwest Saskatchewan continues to move forward.” The funding will be used by the NCR to assist with the improvements and maintenance of the rail line pending the purchase of the Meadow Lake to Speers rail line from the Carlton Trail Railway Company (CTR). The Meadow Lake to Speers rail line will make transporting products to the main CPR rail line more cost-effective. “Once the ownership transaction of the rail line is completed, refurbishment will be our number one priority,” North Central Rail Line Ltd. Chairperson Ray Wilfing said. “This funding, with other funding sources, will help to ensure that the necessary improvements can be made to the rail line.” NCR was established in 2008 with the support of the 55 West Enterprise Region and the North Central Transportation Planning Committee - Rail Subcommittee, to negotiate the rail line’s purchase after papers were filed by the CTR to officially discontinue the line. “This project is a great example of what we can accomplish when we work together to keep Saskatchewan moving forward,” Harrison said.

TERRY FOX RUN -- Students from Shellbrook Elementary and W.P. Sandin High School took to the streets Wednesday afternoon for the community’s Terry Fox Run. Though some donations were received, the bulk of the money raised for the event came from the hamburger sale at W.P. Sandin following the walk/run.

Rural Municipal elections set for October 26 October 26 will be a busy night in rural municipalities across the province as voters will head to the polls to determine the even seated members of their RM councils. Few will be busier than the RM of Canwood as four of seven council seats will be up for grabs. In all, there will be 11 candidates vying for the position of reeve and councilors for Divisions 2, 4 and 6. The seat, vacated by former reeve Jason Bischler, will be contested by Sharon Banks and former councilors Colin Hughes and Morley Rudolph. The term for this seat will be for one year. Rudolph, opted not to run again in


Division 2 while Hughes resigned his Division 1 seat in order to run for reeve. A by-election for the Division 1 seat will take place at a later date. Divisions 2 and 4 will have new councilors as newcomers Robert (Roy) Crawford and Dave O’Bertos are on the ballot in Division 2 and Arnold Berscheid and Louise Grimard are vying for the seat in Division 4. In Division 6 it will be a race between incumbent Ivan Beaulac, former Division 4 councilor Benoit Duret and newcomers Eva Larsen and Patrick Wutzke. There will be one election in the RM of Leask as incumbent Division 2 councilor Real Diehl faces opposition from

Tom Mayer. Myles Robin will be new to the council table as he was acclaimed to the Division 4 seat while incumbent Victor Unyi was elected by acclamation in Division 6. There will be no election in the RM of Blaine Lake as two incumbents and one newcomer have won their seats by acclamation. John Serhienko and Gerald Strelioff will return to their council seats in Divisions 2 and 4 while Glenn Lamontagne is the newly elected councilor for Division 6.

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Shellbrook Seniors complete hall upgrades

It has been a busy couple of years of improvements at the Shellbrook Senior’s Centre. Over the course of the last two years the club has spent upwards of $14,000 on improvements. It started with the renovation of the facility’s kitchen two years ago. According to club secretary Adeline Fossey, the kitchen was cramped for space and really just an accident ready to happen. The club used money from raised through the Shellbrook Tourist Booth and reserves to replace the wall and doorway with an island creating two entrances to the kitchen. “It was really inefficient before... now you can put through a lot of people in a hurry,” said Fossey, referring to meal service at functions. For the past number of years, the Senior’s Association has provided personnel to operate the Tourist Booth two days a week and have received a donation from the Town for their efforts. Fossey designed the

island and the work was completed by Bruce Moe. The club’s monthly kaiser games prompted the installation of Roxul sound dampening insulation to improve the building’s acoustics. The building’s drywall finish allowed sound to bounce throughout the hall making it rather loud when there were a crowd of people there. The Roxul absorbs the sound to reduce noise travel. To make the insulation a little easier on the eyes, the club installed fire proof carpeting over top of the insulation. To go along with the new acoustics the club also installed a new sound system in the hall. The system, installed by Blayne Smith and donated by the Groenen family features multiple speakers around the room so it can be heard everywhere in the building even at lower volumes. Also adding to the sound department was the donation of a Kawai electric organ to the club by Elaine Mitchell.

In addition, the club just updated their heating system with the installation of a pair of High Efficiency furnaces. Fossey said they had looked at the possibility of grants but with the condition of the old furnaces they could not take a wait and see approach to the situation. According to Fossey, the club is always looking to add to its’ membership though all of their events are open to the public. In addition to renting the hall for activities and events the club also hosts a number of activities through the month. Senior’s exercise and line dancing begin November 10 and run Thursdays at 9:30 and 10 a.m., respectively. Whist takes place at 2 p.m. on Mondays, carpet bowling takes place Thursdays at 2 p.m. while Kaiser is the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. with proceeds going to the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project. Canasta is set for the


first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. The club’s regular meetings take place the sec-

ond and fourth Wednesday of every month. The first monthly meeting is the combined birthday party

while the second meeting of the month is the club’s business meeting.

John Groenen, Pius Senger and Blake Jones fasten carpet to the wall of the Shellbrook Seniors’ Centre. Groenen designed and built a device to allow them to roll the carpeting onto the wall while remaining level and preventing the need for seams.

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Riders hit bottom again with loss to Lions Can a team hit rock bottom twice in one season? That appears to be the case with the Saskatchewan Roughriders who, according to “new” head coach Ken Miller, hit rock bottom in August in Toronto with a 24-18 loss to the Argos which dropped their record to a leagueworst 1-7. That prompted the firings of head coach Greg Marshall and offensive coordinator Doug Berry and Miller replaced them both with himself. In their next game the Riders routed Winnipeg 27-7 in the Labour Day Classic after which Miller said “we’ve hit rock bottom and bounced back up”. Things were clicking along tickety-boo for the Green Giants in the weeks afterwards as they followed up the Labour Day victory with a 45-23 win at Winnipeg and a 30-20 home triumph over the Argos. At 4-7, things were lining up nicely for a run to the playoffs as the Riders hosted 5-6 BC this

Rider Insider With the Voice of The Riders, Rod Pedersen past Saturday, and a fourth straight victory would pull them even with the Lions for third in the West. But disaster struck. At least, disaster as it pertains to football, as the Riders got absolutely pulverized 42-5 by their western rivals. It was Saskatchewan’s most lopsided loss of the season and possibly their most woeful effort as well. The Lions built up a 30-0 lead in the second quarter and were allowed to put it on cruise control the rest of the way. Thud. Pffffffffft. Rock bottom? Again? Perhaps. “We got beat in every area,” huffed Rider lineman Gene Makowsky.

“Turnovers, 2-and-outs. You won’t beat many teams doing that. It just didn’t go our way. We tried and it didn’t work. It was going upfield both ways. It feels like the end of the world but we’ll come back ready tomorrow.” It was a devastating blow to the Riders’ playoff chances. Absolutely devastating. The victory for the Lions not only moved them four points up on the Riders for the final playoff spot but it also clinched them the season series. This means the Riders have to overtake BC to make the playoffs in the West because ending up tied with them won’t do

any good. But what gives? An 18th consecutive sellout crowd at Mosaic Stadium showed up for what they felt was a must-win game, and expected their team to play like it. The Rider Nation did its part. However what they saw was an unacceptable performance by an offense which committed six turnovers to BC’s none. They saw a team which took a whopping 16 penalties for 145 yards including a first half ejection of Rider cornerback Nick Graham. “It is a disappointing loss and really we lost our discipline out there today,” Miller said. “We didn’t play with emotion, enthusiasm and effort which hasn’t been our characteristic lately. We have to play a more disciplined game.” No kidding. The 1-7 start to the season provided a razor thing margin for error the rest of the way. Miller’s crew is 3-1 since his return with six games remaining in the

University of Saskatchewan marks new milestones in student housing

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) celebrated two important student housing milestones today: the opening of the College Quarter undergraduate residence, and the $6.5 million donation from U of S alumnus Dr. Russell Morrison and his wife, Dr. Katherine Morrison, toward the construction of a new graduate residence, “Graduate House.” “We are pleased to open new housing for students, welcoming them to campus not only to study, but also to experience all that university life has to offer,” said U of S President Peter MacKinnon. “The generous donation from the Morrisons ensures that our next new residence will not be far behind. The contri-

butions from the Morrisons and our other partners on both projects show what is possible through partnerships.” “We wanted to make a productive contribution and felt that this would be the most valuable donation we could make to the U of S,” said Russell Morrison. “A place for graduate students to live together as a community is of utmost importance.” The undergraduate residence welcomed 360 students this fall, of a total 800 students when phase one and two are both complete in fall 2012. The new graduate residence, currently in the initial stages of construction, will house 262 students and is scheduled for completion in

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early 2013. When complete, the projects will add room for a combined total of 1,062 students in on-campus student housing, bringing the total number of students housed on campus to 2,275, or about 12 per cent of the student population. Funding for phase one of the undergraduate project was contributed by the Ministry of Social Services through Saskatchewan housing ($15 million), and the City of Saskatoon through its affordable housing grant ($575,000). The City of Saskatoon also contributed just over $800,000 toward the construction of the graduate residence.

regular season. Predicting how many wins it will take to make the playoffs is a waste of time if the club doesn’t take care of business on a weekly basis. They’re very close to having to run the table which very rarely ever happens. Although it has. “We can’t stub our

toe again the rest of the way,” Miller advised after Saturday’s game. They can’t shoot themselves in the foot again either. Those feet are taking a beating in 2011. (Rod Pedersen is the voice of the Riders on CKRM radio)

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as Clean-Up Weeks. The Town’s landfill site will be open on Wednesday, October 5th and Wednesday, October 12th from Noon to 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 8th and Saturday, October 15th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to receive only the following: clean wood, and compostables such as leaves, grass clippings, garden refuse and tree trimmings. Residents of the Town of Shellbrook will not be charged the regular landfill access fee during these five days. Should residents of the Town not be able to get their excess materials to the landfill with their own resources, the Town is prepared to pick it up for a fee. Please phone 747-4900 for pickup arrangements.

Tara Kerber, Administrator

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Opinions Brad Dupuis News Editor

The return of shortline rail?

A local group’s goal of bringing shortline rail back to the area may be coming closer to becoming a reality with a recent funding announcement. North Central Rail Line Inc., a group made up of various municipalities and business interests scattered across the region, was recently awarded a $3 million grant through the Community Development Trust Fund. The corporation was formed a few years ago in hopes of purchasing the rail line between Meadow Lake and Speers from the Omnitrax owned Carlton Trail Railway. Since its’ formation, the corporation has been working toward setting a fair price for the closed rail line and getting some provincial and federal funding approved to purchase and bring the line back into useable condition. From a taxpayer’s standpoint, this only makes sense if the shortline can be made to be revenue neutral and if the group can find the right people to operate it from the ground up. I don’t see this scenario playing out successfully if it has to be fully backed by the municipalities and business interests that make up the corporation. There will be large costs to buying, fixing, maintaining and operating the shortline and those costs are not likely to be made up on billings or user fees. To get off the ground this will require government involvement from the bottom up. Having a train running once again in the area would help pull some trucks off of the roads which would reduce traffic and help preserve the province’s roads. Less traffic and less road maintenance has to be worth something to the government. A true balance could be struck between truck and rail in hauling commodities rather than being dependant upon one mode of transportation. . This is one of the few areas where subsidy wouldn’t be a dirty word. The government would be spending money in one area in order to cut costs elsewhere. *** Society’s tendency to push rules to the limit for their own gain makes for some absurd law. In the months leading up to the provincial election, government departments are to stop advertising unless the situation is emergent or if it would put them at a disadvantage in competing for business (crown corporations). The same rules apply to communications and news releases. I understand the idea behind it but two recent instances that have an effect on our publication lead me to believe it is a bit of overkill. First the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region had to resort to sending out a flyer to advertise changes at the Shellbrook Hospital and the community’s medical clinics rather than taking out a newspaper ad. Because the situation was not deemed an emergency it could have been in contravention of the Elections Act. This week, I received word from the Ministry of Agriculture that we would need to halt any use of agriculture columns we may have received from them until after the election. These columns provide farmers with tips on how to make their operations better. These rules are in place to ensure that the governing party doesn’t receive any extra momentum from government publications. But unless it says “Brought to you by your friendly neighbourhood (insert party name here)” I don’t see it influencing the vote nor do I see the value in restricting these messages.

The Paul Martin Commentary It took roughly three-quarters of the year but the American dollar is now worth more than a Canadian buck. It was early this year when the Canadian currency surpassed its American counterpart, rising as high as $1.06 earlier this summer. But yesterday it fell below the parity mark for the first time in months. That’s good news for the country’s exporters. Most companies that sell to foreign customers price their goods in American dollars. That remains the global reserve currency, the valuation for the bulk of pricing in international trade. So when the Canadian dollar falls, it makes our exporters more competitive because it takes fewer US dollars to buy a Canuck buck’s worth of product. It is not so good news for anyone planning a holiday in the US but the sharp drop – roughly five or six per cent in a matter of weeks – will help boost both revenues and margins for companies in this province. And given that Saskatchewan is the most trade dependent province in Canada, this will be particularly good news here. Our small but productive population means we have excess inventory to sell abroad and the last couple of weeks have given us a gift of five per cent in additional margin. That’s the kind of thing that creates and sustains jobs and encourages investment. *** This is a Golden Age for Saskatchewan’s economy. Optimistic words but they highlight the updated forecast of the province’s economic outlook issued by the Royal Bank. And it was agriculture that resulted in the biggest changes in this quarterly report. The bank revised its 2011 outlook upward because this year’s grain crop is turning out better than they expected when the last assessment was prepared three

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months ago. Back then the issue was flooding, particularly in the southeast but growing conditions improved all summer and now we’re looking at yields that will more than offset the lost acreage. On top of that grain prices are roughly 50 per cent higher than they were at this time a year ago. Further, potash production and prices are favorable as well. So, all of this has prompted them to revise their 2011 growth forecast to 4.3 per cent compared to 3.7 three months ago. And the improvement in agriculture was not expected until next year so they’ve had to trim back next year’s outlook to 4.5 per cent which is still tops in the country. *** When most of us think of about the economy, the thing that comes to mind first is the retail sector. After all it is where many of us interact with the world of commerce – we go to the local store or mall and engage in a commercial transaction. But the economy is much deeper than that, even if most of us don’t encounter it on a daily basis. There’s the world of investment and raising capital to fund enterprises. There’s also the wholesale segment, the next step in the chain for the retailers. A quick look at the wholesale numbers offers a fairly clear picture of how strong our economy has been in the past year. The latest data we have are from July and sales volumes stood roughly 30 per cent higher than they did a year ago. It was down slightly from June – largely because the volume of farm supplies and fertilizer had dropped after seeding – but the real important measure is the year-over-year move. It was the largest increase in Canada, double the gain seen in Alberta and six times larger than British Columbia’s improvement.

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Viewpoint Where NDP and rural Sask. parted ways It’s tough to pinpoint exactly when the NDP and rural Saskatchewan parted ways. Some suggest it was a gradual process that had much to do with economic transformation. As rural Saskatchewan became more economically dependent on the oil and gas sector, entrepreneurial small implement manufacturers and large-scale farming operations, it slowly became less entwined with the philosophies that made CCF-NDP governments from Tommy Douglas on so successful. In other words, as grain elevators run by a co-operative like the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool vanished, so did NDP support. Others argue it was death by a 1,000 cuts from successive NDP governments largely dominated by urban lawyers: The Allan Blakeney government’s tax on larger capacity grain trucks and its opposition to progressive innovation like inland terminals; the Roy Romanow government’s cancellation of the General Revenue Insurance Program (GRIP) contracts with farmers in 1992 and its contemplation of turning paved roads back to gravel, and: the Lorne Calvert government’s illadvised musing of forced rural municipal

amalgamation and its failure to properly address things like education tax on agricultural land. But if you ask many people in rural Saskatchewan about this issue, they tend to mention one of two specific events during the Romanow era. While there may be tendency of kindhearted rural people to forgive and forget, they seem less willing to do so on these issues. And they may be in an even less-forgiving mood, given that they have just been subjected to a couple recent reminders. The first issue isn’t the most egregious cut that rural Saskatchewan has faced, but ii has evidently left a deep scar. We’re talking about the 1999 election _ or, more specifically, the timing thereof. The election was called in early August for a Sept. 16 vote date. A more inconvenient time for farmers dealing with harvest could hardly have been imagined. The NDP government offered a pleth-

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ora of excuses as to why this was the only time that the election could have been called, but the immediate and lasting suspicion is that it was a cynical strategy aimed at keeping farmers from getting out and voting for the then-young and h a r d - c h a rg i n g Saskatchewan Party. Whether a horribly insensiitve oversight or a crass political move, it produced a near NDP wipeout in rural Saskatchewan. And while the much-beleageured current NDP leader Dwain Lingenfelter clearly hopes rural Saskatchewan will forget the timing of the 1999 vote, the emergence of Brian Topp as the frontrunner to replaced departed federal NDP leader Jack Layton has given the story new legs. Topp, then a key Romanow strategist, was one of those blamed for the strategy. There again, it’s quite likely the NDP wouldn’t have done very well in 1999 anyway, given rural Saskatchewan’s an-

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ger at time over closing 52 rural hospitals six years earlier. The NDP government in the 1995 election weathered rural Saskatchewan’s initial wrath over the hospital closures, largely because it could rightly blame the decision on the financial mess left behind by the former Progressive Conservatives. But they didn’t forget the hospital closures in 1999 and really haven’t forgotten about them in elections since. In the coming Nov. 7 vote, they just received another reminder in the form of a new book by former NDP AssiniboiaGravelbourg MLA Dr. Lewis Draper. An ardent opponent of the closures even then, Draper takes no prisoners in his book, Health Care Deform in Saskatchewan: How not to improve health care. He lambastes his former colleagues and their decision-making process and ridicules the “wellness model” cited by the government as the replacement strategy. “I developed a deep loathing for the hypocrites I had fallen amongst,” Draper writes. Rural Saskatchewan has had plenty of reasons not to support the NDP. Of late, they’ve also been given a couple reminders.

Your Two Cents Do unions only benefit the worker? Dear Editor: After the Crop Insurance strike we now have a SIAST strike. These are but a few groups of human beings who are trying to exist in this cruel world of dog eat dog. We have people hitting out at Unions like it was a contagious disease. Many of these people would love to see all compassion and organized people movement to disintegrate so that they could enjoy the freedom of

walking over and enjoying power over all those weaker than they are. We can’t, nor is it natural, to be totally self sufficient any more than we can sustain ourself in feeding, clothing, and living a productive life in absentia of all other human beings. Why were unions formed? Were they organized, planned by imbeciles in the absence of the other party? Is there a paper trail to indicate what procedures were followed

and if anyone reneged in their part of the process. Perhaps if we went back in time (history) we may find that managers and owners found benefits in dealing with a representative in things like qualifications, wages, educational need and the myriads of problems arising from an owner - worker association. I find it impossible to believe that only workers found benefit in organized representation - isn’t that

what governments are all about? An organized union is not a dictatorship any more than a government. Perhaps there are those who would like to push their power - this only happens if the electorate allows it. The lack of an organized body of workers is like a town, city without a council or mayor. Emmanuel Oystreck, Yorkton.

Harper ignoring CWB voters wishes To the editor: Recently in an exchange in the House of Commons, opposition MP’s were asking that the Conservatives respect the CWB farmer plebiscite vote. This vote resulted in the majority of farmers voting to retain the single desk for wheat and barley. Harper’s response was: “In this so-called plebiscite not only did a significant portion vote against the wheat board, it did not include those tens of thousands of farmers who have walked away from that in-

stitution.” That is a very interesting statement for Harper to make because in the last federal election only 39 percent voted for the Conservatives. So if one wants to talk about voters walking away from Harper, simple math tells us that over 60% “walked” away from him and his party! Millions of voters!! It looks like the whole CWB single desk issue from Harper’s perspective has nothing to do with democracy or voting, but rather removing any

power farmers have in the grain trade and their ability to determine their own fate. Farmers have spoken consistently and clearly to

support the single desk and Harper is ignoring them. Kyle Korneychuk Pelly Sask

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Feds take action with tough new warning messages for tobacco products

The Harper Government gave final approval for tough new warning labels on cigarettes and little cigar packages, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister

of Health, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today. Tobacco manufacturers and importers have been given until March 21, 2012

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DEER RIDGE LANDFILL The Deer Ridge landfill will be open

Saturday, October 8, 2011 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To receive COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS ONLY, such as: branches, tree trimmings, leaves, grass, and garden refuse. There will be no charge for this service. Tender Opportunity CDTF - 0013 The Town of Big River - CDTF is seeking a tender/contractor to provide for, supply and construction of the Ness Creek Road, located in the R. M of Big River, Saskatchewan in accordance with the terms of the tender documents. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Only the successful bidder will be contacted. The closing date of this tender is Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Interested bidders may obtain tender documents from: The Town of Big River Box 220, 606 1st St. North, Big River, Sask. S0J 0E0 tel: (306)469-2112 fax: (306)469-4856 email:

to transition to the new labels, while retailers will have until June 19, 2012 to ensure all packages on their shelves feature these new labels. “Our Government has followed through on its commitment to introduce new, stronger labelling requirements on key tobacco products,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “The new Tobacco Act regulations will put new, updated health warnings and information into the hands of millions of smokers.” The new health warnings are part of new Tobacco Act regulations, now in force, that set out new labelling requirements for cigarettes and

Bill & Marilyn Robertson Wed., October 19/11 - 10:30 a.m. Location: From Canwood, SK 3 miles North on Moose Valley Road. Watch for signs.

Tractors: Case 2670 4WD, PS,18.4x34 duals, rebuilt motor 7000 hrs, serial #8794190; John Deere 4640 c/w duals & Degelman 12 ft. blade. 12000 hrs (Good shape) Rear tires-20.8 x38; 1070 Case tractor for parts; Combine: John Deere combine -7721 field ready S#513533 New pick-up belts, new hammers in chopper; Swather: John Deere -25 ft. pull type swather (new canvas) #590; Hay Equipment: New Holland round baler #851; Tillage: John Deere 32 ft. deep tiller, c/w Degelman harrows #656; Morris Challenger 39’ #2, Degelman harrows, knock on shovels; Morris tyne harrows - 68 feet; Vehicles: 1965 Chevy 3 ton, new motor (227); 1984 Chevy 3 ton C65, 14 ft steel box, 366 motor 5x2 trans. 6600 km, 10H x 20 rubber; Old cars and ½ ton trucks; Grain/Grain Equipment: Westfield grain auger 41x8 c/w13 HP Honda motor; Grain Chief grain dryer—250 bush.; 5000 bush grain ring; Taylor 1400 bush hopper fert. bin; 4 x 2000 bush. Steel bins; 3 x 1300 bush. Butler’s; 900 bush. Oats & barley mix; 150 bush. Oats; Yard Equipment: John Deere #212 riding tractor c/w rototiller (new motor.); Crown rock pickerground driven; John Deere wagon; Flexicoil #1110 air tank; Flexicoil #1100 air tank for parts; 3Flexicoil11 run manifolds - new; John Deere riding mower - 38” cut -12.5 H.P. no hood; Old cultivators for scrap; Leon loader fits all #70 Case tractors; Lots of used car, truck, & tractor tires; high hog cattle gate—self catch; Taylor hopper fert. Bin—1400 bush.; Yard/Shop/Recreational: 1985-24ft. Prowler 5th Wheel, c/w air; 12 x 16 car coverall-brand new in box; 500 diesel tank, 300 gas tank-steel stands; 2 slip tanks--100 gal-1 electric; Husquvarna chain saws; 14 ft. canoe-good shape; wood burning stoves (heaters); old style post drill; jig-saw; dewalt cut off saw; electric drill press; bench grinder; vice; fence tighteners; electric fencer; grease guns, gas cans; hammers & crowbars; skill saws; air compressor; floor jack, jack-alls; tool boxes; belts & chains; wheel barrels; lots of sockets & wrenches; Household: Pool table, shuffleboard; -chrome table and chairs; -Acme wood cook stove. Plus lots of household items to numerous to mention. Comments: Bill and Marilyn have retired and would like to invite all of their friends and Neighbors to come out, and bid on all their fine items.

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Minister Aglukkaq for the announcement. “I applaud the courage and commitment of those who are sharing their experience with tobacco use through these messages,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “I’m especially proud to welcome the family of Ms. Tarbox. Her unforgettable image has become a symbol of the hazards of smoking.” “The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada commends Minister Aglukkaq on this important initiative aimed at reducing death and disability caused by tobacco industry products, including heart disease and stroke, and other chron-

ic diseases,” says Bobbe Wood, President, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. “We’ve learned that when it comes to tobacco control, we must be comprehensive - a key component of this approach includes strong, graphic and prominent warnings on tobacco packaging.” The regulations will be published soon in Canada Gazette, Part II. Also now in force are new regulations prohibiting the terms “light” and “mild”, and variations thereof, on cigarettes, little cigars and various other tobacco products and accessories.

Area students receive provincial bursary Four area students have been recognized with General Proficiency awards issued by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. Nicholas Allard, of Spiritwood High School, Linda Huard of Medstead Central and Stephanie Shuh and Kelsey Wintonyk of Hafford Central School each received a $400 award from the province for outstanding academic achievement. In all, 14 students from Living Sky School Division were awarded the 2011 General Proficiency Awards. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education provides a number of awards across the province to Grade 12 students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement andare continuing on with post-secondary education. The students who received the awards are studying at various universities and colleges in Saskatchewan Alberta and Manitoba.

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little cigars. “The messages introduced today reflect recent research on the health hazards associated with tobacco use and the benefits of quitting,” said Minister Blaney. “This is an important initiative for the health of Canadians.” The new health warnings feature, for the first time, compelling stories from people affected by tobacco use, such as the late anti-smoking activist Barb Tarbox. Two of the messages feature images of Ms. Tarbox, taken while she was dying of lung cancer. Pat Tarbox, her husband at the time, and Mackenzie Tarbox, their daughter, joined

There will be one election in the RM of Spiritwood as four candidates will be vying for the councilor seat in Division 2. Incumbent Gary Robinson faces opposition from Jim Wingerter, Debbie Torgerson and Chad Smith for the seat. Meanwhile two incumbents were acclaimed to their seats in Division 4 and 6 as Stan Hare and Ervin Matzner let their names stand for re-election. In the RM of Big River incumbents Sharon Hodgeson and Robert Zinovich were acclaimed in Divisions 2 and 4, respectively. The RM of Shellbrook is standing pat with three councilors returning to their seats. Incumbents Earl Stewart (Division 2), Larry Ferster (Division 4) and Andy Larsen (Division 6) have all let their names stand for re-election.

MEN AT WORK -- Brad Helm, Tyson Kasner and Shaun Kerber work on the roof of the newly constructed gazebo at the Hidden Hills Golf Course in Shellbrook earlier this month. The new rain shelter at the fifth hole was constructed over a weekend with volunteer labour.

Visits the Imperial War Museum On a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum, in London, England, Destiny Franco was able to see the Marchant Grove Quilt. This quilt was made during the Second World War by the Ladies Aid for the Canadian Red Cross. Destiny is related to four servicemen on the quilt, and to one of the

ladies who helped make it. Her great grandmother, Florence Walter) Person of Canwood, Sask., made one of the patches, still vibrant red and blue. Destiny was the first person to view the quilt with such a connection to it. A new thread has been added to this piece of

Canadian, and local history. Information is still being collected relating to the gentlemen named and the ladies who helped make it in an effort to patch together this intricate story. If you have any anecdotes or bits of history to share, please contact Doris 468-2652 or Carol 468-2645

Destiny Franco poses with the quilt.

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Agriculture Future of Biotech source of healthy debate It would be more than a decade ago now that I listened to speaker Dr. Lowell Catlett, a futurist and economist from New Mexico State University. It was one of those presentations which left a lasting mark with a then much younger journalist. Catlett tagged his presentation, ‘The Future is So Bright You’re Going to Need Shades’. That was heady stuff coming from anyone in an era in farming not many years removed from tractor caravans slowing highway traffic in support of calls for more money to save farms, and neighbours rallying to farmgate protests to pre-

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vent foreclosure auctions. Catlett saw a brighter future for farming based in large part on biotechnology. He foresaw technology adding attributes to many farm crops which would create exciting, higher value markets. Certainly we have seen

some of that occur. Biotech canola has certainly changed that sector in terms of production, and opened some markets, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. The futurist talked about the potential to completely push the bound-

aries of biotechnology. While many might cringe at the thought, Catlett spoke of the possibility of goats altered on the genetic level in order to have what would essentially be cheetah skin. The endangered big cats were hunted to near extinction for their fur skins, and farmers could cash in on that demand without further threatening the cats. That may scare some, and excite some, but at that time it was a rather amazing vision of the possibilities, and even today while remaining more science fiction than fact, the growth of biotech science suggests it could still be re-

Selecting a Canola Variety

By Dave Cubbon, P Ag Cavalier Agrow Ltd. It seems that producers are being asked every year to select their canola varieties earlier. To get the best varieties available, this is a must. Canola varieties should be selected by the data that they generate. Selecting a canola variety early in the year is difficult because not all the data is available. This makes talking to your local seed supplier a critical step in selecting the appropriate variety. Yield and agronomic data for a specific is critical in

selecting the variety that is appropriate for your farm. At Cavalier Agrow, we run numerous trials at our various locations and this information is available to our customers shortly after the plots are harvested. This is a start to looking at what may be the best variety for our area and your farm. The Canola Council of Canada does a good job of summarizing data from various trials across western Canada. This is an excellent source of unbiased data. The various seed companies run numerous trials and include

this data on their websites. Local growers will have comments on existing varieties. All these sources of information must be checked out to insure that the right canola variety is selected for your farm. Yield is a critical factor in canola variety selection, but other factors must also be looked at. The closer the yield data is to home, the better it will be for your farm. Try and get out in the summer to see these fields and look at the varieties that may have potential for your farm. Agronomics of the specific

Feds invest in study for Bio-based jet fuel Oilseed producers can look forward to tapping into a new emerging industry with a study that will assess the feasibility of producing renewable bio-based jet fuel. Saskatoon - Humboldt Member of Parliament Brad Trost announced an investment of more than $150,000 to determine the economic feasibility of developing this industry in Saskatchewan, as part of National Biotechnology Week celebrations. “With major airlines aiming for the increased use of renewable fuels, it is important that farmers have the opportunity to be involved in meeting this demand,” said MP Trost on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “This project will determine the potential benefit to producers and processors as well as Saskatchewan’s economy, while helping to develop an emerging enviro-friendly industry.” The project, led by

Saskatchewan-based Ag-West Bio Inc., will assess the feasibility of using dedicated industrial oilseed crops Camelina sativa and Brassica carinata to produce renewable jet fuel. The study will look at feedstock production, processing requirements and potential commercial partners, as well as logistics and infrastructure. The bio-based jet fuel industry is a very specialized field and Ag-West Bio will use external service providers with expertise in each of the critical activities to interview industry experts and prospective customers, and review research information to complete the three components of the feasibility report. “With the aviation industry committed to developing sustainable biofuels, there appears to be huge potential in this area, both for producers, and for the province as a whole in downstream pro-

cessing,” said Mike Cey, VP Corporate & Business Development for Ag-West Bio. “This study will allow us to make informed decisions in order to map out the best path forward in further developing this exciting opportunity in Saskatchewan.” Organized by BIOTECanada, National Biotechnology Week celebrates the work of biotechnology scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs across Canada. The Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, coupled with other Government of Canada programs and initiatives such as CAAP, continues to help farmers by focusing on creating jobs and strengthening the economy. Investments in new and emerging market opportunities will help build an even stronger agriculture industry and Canadian economy for the future.

variety must be looked at. The variety must stand. If straight cutting of canola is an issue, the variety must have a slight lean to it. It also must be shatter resistant if this management practice is to be considered. Disease resistance is important. Know what diseases are present in your area and look at how resistance to the specific diseases will impact the varieties on your farm. For any variety that has specific disease resistance, look at what you are giving up in yield potential on your farm for this resistance. This must be considered as a cost to the gain from the disease resistance. The most important consideration for variety selection in our area is maturity. In general, as we bring varieties north, the early maturing varieties yield closer to the top yielding varieties. This is why it is important to look at local area data when examining yield. Trials north of the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) are more appropriate for our area than the trials that are south of this line. They give a better picture of what the potential of a variety for our area is. Selecting a canola variety for any farm is a major decision that must be made every season. Making this decision requires sound advice and diligence in seeking the appropriate information. Spend some time reading. Talk to your neighbors and your trusted advisors. Make the decision early. Selecting the right variety will increase the yield of canola on your farm.

ality, probably sooner that we expect. Perhaps less Frankenstein-esque than cheetahgoats is the idea farm crops can be utilized in ways not related to feeding people or livestock. Here in Saskatchewan farmers are aware of some of those efforts. A few years ago agriculture publications covered efforts to use oats in the make-up sector. More recently a University of Saskatchewan associate professor at the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition; Ed Krol, has been looking at the potential of using flavonoids found in apples, onions and various other plants in sunscreen. The idea of components within farm crops having higher value that the whole grain for food

is hardly a new thought, but as populations continue to balloon it becomes a scarier concept as food pressures are only going to grow until the world somehow comes to grips with how to put the brakes on population expansion. No one wants to begrudge farmers markets which pay more, but whether it’s Catlett’s goats, or apples for sunscreen, it could take food out of the reach of more people. The poorest of the world already struggle to afford food and that situation could easily worsen if farm produce heads to non-traditional, non-food markets. Catlett’s vision and the research taking place today are going to eventually foster a very interesting debate, the value of food for all.

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Mystery shopper scam now active in Saskatchewan

Spot Check Services Ltd., an internet based consulting company headquartered in Regina has advised the Better Business Bureau (BBB) that their company name is being used in a scam regarding secret shoppers. Spot Check Services Ltd. is an accredited member of the of the BBB of Saskatchewan and does not operate in any manner similar to that described below. Here is how the scam is

happening currently: A respondent replies to an email or classified ad recruiting secret shoppers or survey participants. The ad or offer seeks people to survey how Western Union Outlets deliver services. Money is sent to the respondent as a cashier’s cheque in some attractive amount, for example $1,500, via postal service. The victimized individual is to deposit this cheque at their bank. The cheque will look official but have

no real value. Respondents are instructed to retain an amount like $300 (20 per cent) as a fee for service, and additional funds to cover costs, but to immediately withdraw some significant amount of cash from the funds deposited. This cash is to be taken to a Western Union office and sent as a wire transfer. to another alleged secret shopper who will pick it up at a Western Union Office destination.

RM of Canwood No. 494


Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 that the R. M. of Canwood No. 494 intends to pass a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-7 as hereinafter provided. It is proposed to amend the said Zoning Bylaw by: 1. Amending the following section to the R-Residential District Regulations: “Section 8.3.1 (4) Site Densities - Maximum of 16 - one (1) acre sites per quarter section for a total of 20- one (1) acre sites.” Rationale The reason for the amendment is to make our zoning bylaw consistent with existing subdivisions within our municipality while allowing for growth. Bylaw inspection The bylaw may be inspected by an interested person at the RM Office on any judicial day from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Copies are available in person at a cost of $1.00. Public Hearing Representations respecting the amendment will be considered by Council on the 13th day of October, 2011, in the R. M. of Canwood No. 494 Council Chambers at 10:00 a.m. Council shall hear any person or group of persons or person acting on their behalf who wishes to make a representation. Written submissions received by the Administrator prior to that date will be considered by Council as well. Issued at the R.M. of Canwood No. 494 this 23rd date of September, 2011. Lorna Benson, Administrator

RM of Canwood No. 494


Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 that the R. M. of Canwood No. 494 intends to pass a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-7 as hereinafter provided. It is proposed to amend the said Zoning Bylaw as follows: 1. The Zoning District Map referred to in Section 4.1 of Bylaw No. 2003-7 is to be amended to rezone from the AR-Agricultural Residential District to LD-Lakeshore Development District all that portion of NW & SW 15-52-4 W3 as shown within the bold lines on the plan of proposed Subdivision as prepared by Meridian Surveys Ltd. dated May 6th, 2011, which appears as part of this notice. Rationale The intent of the bylaw is as follows: 1. To provide for a lakeshore development in an area which is currently zoned as agriculture, and to provide for additional seasonal development at the request of the landowner. Bylaw inspection The bylaw may be inspected by an interested person at the RM Office on any judicial day from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Copies are available in person at a cost of $1.00. Public Hearing Representations respecting the amendment will be considered by Council on the 13th day of October, 2011, in the R. M. of Canwood No. 494 Council Chambers at 2:00 p.m. Council shall hear any person or group of persons or person acting on their behalf who wishes to make a representation. Written submissions received by the Administrator prior to that date will be considered by Council as well. Issued at the Office of the R.M. of Canwood No. 494 this 23rd date of September, 2011. Lorna Benson, Administrator

The Western Union offices will be legitimate but the cheque sent to the victim will have no value. Anyone responding to such ads will be provided a list of questions to evaluate the Western Union office. Such questions might include: How fast and efficient was your Western Union Money Transfer Service? or How long does it take you to have the funds wired? The list of questions adds legitimacy to the request as they will be customer service focused. You are expected to email

your results back to the email address containing your assigned instructions. The Better Business Bureau advises that this is an enduring scam, and is currently active in Saskatchewan. The use of legitimate Saskatchewan businesses is deliberate to entice responses. The scam is targeting the unwary citizen with the lure of easy money. The BBB recommends that the Saskatchewan public ignore any such opportunities. Spot Check Services Ltd. has reported the unauthorized use of their

business name to regulatory authorities and law enforcement agencies. For further information you may contact the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan at (306)352-7601, or toll free at 1-(888) 3527601 or online at www. or email at The Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by accredited businesses throughout the province.

Saskatchewan people have once again embraced the opportunity to celebrate culture in their communities during Culture Days, which takes place September 30-October 2, 2011 across Canada, and all week long, September 26- October 2, in Saskatchewan. Culture Days features free, hands-on interactive activities that invite the public to discover and participate in the cultural life of their communities. Over 165 activities have already been registered, from over 35 different Saskatchewan communities spread throughout the province, from Prince Al-

bert to Gravelbourg, from Estevan to Creighton and many places in between. “There is a wealth of cultural activity in this province and Culture Days is the perfect opportunity for residents to get out and explore what their community has to offer,” said Rose Gilks, SaskCulture General Manager and Chair, Culture Days in Saskatchewan. “We are pleased that so many community leaders and cultural groups have taken the opportunity to get involved. Together, we are able to highlight our culturally vibrant province both to residents and beyond.” Four Culture Days

Animateurs have been instrumental in getting the Culture Days message to communities. The four artists, unique to Culture Days in Saskatchewan, were hired by SaskCulture to visit with community leaders, teachers, cultural groups and others to explain the Culture Days concept and brainstorm potential interactive cultural activities that would appeal to their communities. The artists – Darlene Williams, Johanna Bundon, Mindy Yan Miller, and Paul Wilson – spread the Culture Days word to over 40 different communities in the province.

Culture Days in Saskatchewan keeps on growing!

RM of Canwood No. 494


Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to The Planning and Development Act, 2007 that the R. M. of Canwood No. 494 intends to pass a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 2003-7 as hereinafter provided. It is proposed to amend the said Zoning Bylaw as follows: 1. The Zoning District Map referred to in Section 4.1 of Bylaw No. 2003-7 is to be amended to rezone from the AR-Agricultural Residential District to LD-Lakeshore Development District all that portion of SE 19-50-6 W3 as shown within the bold lines on the plan of proposed Subdivision as prepared by CITYTREND and dated January 2011, which appears as part of this notice. Rationale - The intent of the bylaw is as follows: 1. To provide for a lakeshore development in an area which is currently zoned as agriculture, and to provide for additional seasonal development at the request of the landowner. Bylaw inspection The bylaw may be inspected by any interested person at the RM Office on any judicial day from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Copies are available in person at a cost of $1.00. Public Hearing - Representations respecting the amendment will be considered by Council on the 13th day of October, 2011, in the R. M. of Canwood No. 494 Council Chambers at 11:00 a.m. Council shall hear any person or group of persons or person acting on their behalf who wishes to make a representation. Written submissions received by the Administrator prior to that date will be considered by Council as well. Issued at the Office of the R.M. of Canwood No. 494 this 23rd date of September, 2011. Lorna Benson, Administrator

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It’s time to plant... tulips by Sara Williams The Latin genus name for tulip, Tulipa, comes from the Turkish tulbend, meaning turban, in reference to the flower shape. Native to the Near East, they were cultivated and hybridized in Turkish gardens for centuries prior to their introduction to Holland in the 1500s. Nothing is more enticing than garden-centre shelves full of plump tulip bulbs in September with their implied promise of spring bloom. While tulips are true perennials in more temperate climes, prairie winters may be too much of a challenge for longterm survival for many

varieties. My experience is that you’ll probably get a good bloom in the spring following planting but then over time, vigor declines year after year. Besides cold winters stressing out the bulbs, another reason for poor performance in subsequent years is because many gardeners remove the entire aboveground plant right after flowering, not allowing it to rebuild energy reserves in the bulb. Of the approximately five thousand tulip varieties available, the species and cultivars listed below are among your best bets for reliable spring colour on the prairies. They com-

Notice of Abandonment of Poll The Rural Municipality of Big River No. 555 Municipal Elections 2011 Whereas Robert Zinovich, nominated for the office of Councillor for Div. No. 4, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Dated this 22nd day of September, 2011 Donna Tymiak Returning Officer Notice of Abandonment of Poll The Rural Municipality of Big River No. 555 Municipal Elections 2011 Whereas Sharon Hodgson, nominated for the office of Councillor for Div. No. 2, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Dated this 22nd day of September, 2011 Donna Tymiak Returning Officer NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING The Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494 Municipal Elections 2011. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the council has made provision for advance voting for the benefit of qualified voters who have reason to believe that they will be necessarily absent from their places of residence on election day. Advance voting will take place on Saturday, the 22nd day of October, 2011, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the R.M. Office, Canwood, Sask. Dated at Canwood, this 23rd day September, 2011. Lorna Benson Returning Officer NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF POLL The Rural Municipality of Shellbrook No. 493 Municipal Elections 2011 WHEREAS: Earl Stewart , nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 2 is the only candidate and Larry Ferster, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 4 is the only candidate and Andy Larsen, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division No. 6 is the only candidate I hereby give notice that no voting for these offices will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Dated this 30th day of September, 2011 Karen Beauchesne Returning Officer

bine drought tolerance, hardiness and a more perennial habit than most. Purchase them as soon as they become available in the fall, choose the largest bulbs you can find, and plant them immediately. Choose a site in full sun with good drainagel. Plant in clumps of 5 or more, about 15 cm (6 in.) apart, in holes 20 cm (8 in.) deep, and pointy side up. A sprinkle of bone-meal in the bottom of the hole before planting helps supply important slow-release nutrients. Cover with soil, water well, mulch, and hope for an early and continuous snow cover – their best insulation! In spring, allow plants to die down naturally before removing. Tulips add spring color to a perennial or mixed border and are often used in annual beds. The species are shorter and well adapted to rock garden plantings. Darwin hybrids - tall plants of good size and colour: ‘Apeldoorn’ - red with orange edges and interior, 55 cm/22 in. ‘Apeldoorn Elite’ – cherry red with buttercupyellow edges, 50 – 60 cm / 20 – 24 in. ‘Beauty of Apeldoorn’ – yellow washed with orange, 50 cm/20 in. ‘Golden Apeldoorn’golden yellow, 55 cm/22 in. ‘Golden Oxford’ – golden yellow, black interior base, 55 cm/22 in. ‘Oxford’ – scarlet flushed red, 55 cm/22 in. ‘Parade’ – red, large black interior base edged with yellow, 45 cm/18 in. ‘Pink Impression’ (‘Spring Pearl’) large pinkrose flower, 55 cm/22 in. T. fosteriana hybrids – From central Asia, these have large wide petals and shiny foliage, early flowering ‘Orange Emperor’ – large, dark orange, early, 45 cm/18 in. ‘Pink Emperor’ – pink with pearl sheen, 35 cm/14 in. ‘Red Emperor’ (‘Madam Lefeber’) – red with black centre, 40 cm/16 in. ‘White Emperor’ (‘Purissima’) – white with yellow interior, 40 cm/16 in. ‘Yellow Emperor’ – yellow, 40 cm/16 in. T. greigii hybrids – From central Asia, species is red-orange and the distinctive foliage is characterized by purple and

green striping or mottling. They are short with large, cup-shaped blooms, multistemmed and early. ‘Red Riding Hood’ – carmine red and scarlet, 35 cm/14 in. Kaufmann hybrids (T. kaufmanniana), commonly known as waterlily tulips, are in my opinion, the most reliable tulips there are. The waterlily moniker is in reference to the flower shape, where the flowers open up to the point that the petals form a round flat star. Otherwise, unlike waterlilies, they do not grow in water, preferring like all tulips welldrained and not overly wet soil. Generally short (15 - 20 cm / 6 – 8 in.), they flower much earlier than any other varieties, barely waiting for the snow to disappear. ‘Gold Coin’ – exterior: each petal is bright red edged with golden yellow edge on each; interior is deep golden yellow. ‘Heart’s Delight’ – creamy yellow with rosy blush on outer edge. ‘Quebec’ – creamy yellow with a bold swatch of pink down the middle of each petal. T. praestans From central Asia and Turkestan, 20-30 cm/8-12 inches in height with multiple flowers ‘Fusilier’- vermillion red -dark orange, glaucous grey-green foliage, 25-30 cm/10-12 in. ‘Van Tubergen’ – large, orange-scarlet flowers, 25 cm/10 in. Other species: T. tarda, from central Asia, is 10 to 15 cm (4–6 in.) in height, with yellow, white-tipped petals. It very quickly forms low colonies and is truly perennial. No garden should be without it! T. urumiensis native to Lake Urumia in Iran, is also a low colonizer, 12 cm (5 in.) in height with yellow petals. Sara, along with Hugh Skinner, is co-author of Gardening Naturally, A Chemical-free handbook

for the Prairies. This column is offered by the Saskatchewan

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Notice of Abandonment of Poll The Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434 Municipal Elections 2011 Whereas Glenn Lamontagne, nominated for the office of Councillor in Div. No. 6, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Dated this 23rd day of September, 2011 Tony Obrigewitch Returning Officer Notice of Abandonment of Poll The Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434 Municipal Elections 2011 Whereas Gerald Strelioff, nominated for the office of Councillor in Div. No. 4, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Dated this 23rd day of September, 2011 Tony Obrigewitch Returning Officer Notice of Abandonment of Poll The Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434 Municipal Elections 2011 Whereas W. John Serhienko, nominated for the office of Councillor in Div. No. 2, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Dated this 23rd day of September, 2011 Tony Obrigewitch Returning Officer NOTICE OF VOTE The Rural Municipality of Canwood No. 494 Municipal Elections 2011 PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that: (1) A vote will be held for the election of a Reeve for the Rural Municipality and of a Councillor for Division Nos. 2, 4 and 6. (2) The vote will take place on Wednesday, the 26th day of October, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at: DIVISION No. 1, POLL AT R.M. Office, Canwood, Sask. DIVISION No. 2, POLL AT Community Hall, Mont Nebo, Sask. DIVISION No. 3, POLL AT R.M. Office, Canwood, Sask. DIVISION No. 4, POLL AT Comite Culturel Building, 204-2nd Ave. E., Debden, Sask. DIVISION No. 5, POLL AT L. Jonasson Residence – NW 29-53-5-3 DIVISION No. 6, POLL AT Comite Culturel Building, 204-2nd Ave. E., Debden, Sask. (3) I will declare the result of the voting at the R.M. Office on Thursday, the 27th day of October, 2011, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. Dated at Canwood, this 23rd day of September, 2011, Lorna Benson Returning Officer

Sask Perennial Society coming events September 25. Annual Harvest 3 Course Supper presented by the Friends of the Forestry Farm House in the historic Superintendent’s Residence at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Seatings at 5:00 and 7:00. $25 per person, pre-purchase only. Call 373-1787 or email to reserve now. September 30 & October 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Canadian Prairie Lily Society’s annual fall lily bulb sale at the Mall at Lawson Heights in Saskatoon. Available for sale: Asiatic, martagon, orientpet, trumpet, LA and species lilies of many colours, heights and blooming times for sale. Money raised supports 3 horticulture scholarships and a bursary. Visit the Robin Smith Memorial Garden and the adjoining Heritage Rose Garden, now in full bloom, at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Both are maintained by the Saskatchewan Perennial Society. Parking is only $2, but visiting the gardens are free. GARDENLINE is back for the season. 966-5865. Have a question about your lawn? about transplanting? about anything green that grows? or is dying on you? Give the friendly folks at Gardenline a call.

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Pulp mill key to Big River mill opening

Carrier Lumber has been looking to open a saw and planer mill in the Big River area as early as 2009, according to company president Bill Kordyban. The company announced the purchase of the Big River Lumber Mill early last week after months of negotiation with then owner Eacom Timber Corporation. Kordyban said the company’s interest in the area goes all the way back to the government’s reallocation of timber rights in the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement (FMA) in November 2009. At that time, Carrier received 175,000 cubic metres of softwood saw log

allocation while another 200,000 cubic metres was set aside for future projects in the Big River area. However, without a buyer for the wood chips and hogfuel milling byproducts, a saw and planer mill in the area didn’t make much financial sense. That all changed with Paper Excellence’s purchase of the Prince Albert Pulp Mill which is now set to begin operation in fall of 2012. “Nowadays, for a mill to be economically viable, it needs to have an outlet or sale for its by-product chips and pulp mills are a very important consumer of those chips,” said Kordyban. In addition to the

375,000 in allocation held directly by Carrier, Kordyban said they have access to an additional 175,000 cubic metres but would not elaborate on the source. He said that they are also in discussion with other licence holders in hopes of receiving access to more timber. Once open, the mill is expected to employ upwards of 110 people. Kordyban credits the Saskatchewan Government and the formation of the Sakaw Askiy Management Inc to manage the FMA as major reasons why Carrier was in a position to re-establish a mill presence in Big River. “The people have to

know that there was a lot of work done in the background and I give the government credit for putting into place the reallocation process and getting everything lined up so it would make sense for this to happen,” said Kordyban. Sakaw was formed in 2010 by eight shareholders to manage the Prince Albert FMA which was previously managed by Weyerhaeuser and later Domtar. Lumber produced at the Big River Mill will be sold into domestic and foreign markets. Kordyban said that they have a loyal Saskatchewan following for their stud lumber produced at their Prince Albert plant and expects to

On September 7, Chief Norma Johnstone, council, dignitaries and band members celebrated the grand opening of the Mistawasis Health Centre. Acting Health Director and community nurse Lyndon Tieszen, noted during the opening speech that

the new facility should be a constant reminder that residents should do the best that they can with in maintaining their health. “Keeping in mind that each one of us has to be the change we want to see when building healthy lifestyles. Yesterday’s hope,

today’s vision and tomorrow’s future. Life is precious, health is a gift from the Creator. This will daily remind us to do the best we can,” said Tieszen. World War II veteran Virginia Pechawis cut the ribbon to officially open the Health Centre during

the ceremony. The 2,000 square foot clinic is one of many that have operated in the community over the years but population and programing growth have always eventually outpaced the venue size. Most recently the clinic was added to the Chief Mistawasis School in 1995 but eventually services outgrew that space leading to the construction of the new Mistawasis Health Centre. Services available through the newly opened facility include addiction workers, prevention workers, maternal child workers, living well workers, wellness worker, homecare team, medical transportation team, the community health team and recently the Dental Health initiative

maintain and expand that market. He also anticipates some sales into Japan as the Big River Mill is capable of producing the very top grade lumber that the Japanese market expects. “We think Big River should be able to produce a certain amount of G grade for the Japanese market,” said Kordyban. The company also has a mill in Prince George, which ships much of its product to China. The planer in Big River has Machine Stress Rated lumber capability, which is new for the company. MSR is stress rated by direct machine testing to ensure a minimum strength performance in engineered

applications. Since it has been mothballed for five years he expects there to be considerable work to be done before it is up and running at capacity. The company has also recognized a few potential production bottlenecks at the mill that they may be looking to change to improve productivity but the plan is to be up and running by fall of 2012. Another step that needs to be taken is to finalize the actual footprint of the where these wood allocations will be. Though the volumes were determined nearly two years ago some of the locations have not.

Mistawasis opens new Health Centre

Former NHL skating for Sask Children’s Hospital Saskatchewan’s Children’s Hospital Foundation could be getting a boost from a Saskatchewan Stanley Cup

winner. Saskatchewan native Curtis Leschyshyn, has teamed up with figureskater Elena Berezhnaya on

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season 3 of the CBC show Battle of the Blades. The show matches up retired professional hockey players and professional figure skaters together to compete in a figure skating competition with the winners receiving $100,000 for a charity of their choice. Leschyshyn and Berezhnaya have chosen the Saskatchewan Children’s Hospital Foundation as their charity of choice. Leschyshyn was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He played eight seasons with the Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, winning a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996. He went on to play with the Washington Capitals and the Hartford Whalers in 1996-1997, then the Carolina Hurricanes from 1997-2000, the Minnesota Wild in 2000-2001 and the Ottawa Senators from 2001-2004. To vote for to vote for Elena Berezhnaya and Curtis Leschyshyn Dial 877-844-8153. Battle of the Blades airs on CBC Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m.

CHN Lyndon Tieszen and Virginia Pechawis cut the cake to open the Mistawasis Health Centre.

Lyle Whitefish-2nd vice chief, FSIN, Youth, Tyrone B. Head, Seline Mckenzie, Virginia Pechawis cutting the ribbon, Councillor Chris Pechawis, Randall Strongarm Jr., Chief Norma Johnstone and CHN Lyndon Tieszen.

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You can get it if you want it – everywhere! Information, that is. And these days many consumers turn to social media and other electronic sources for information and guidance. But are Twitter, Facebook, blogs and websites the best places to get what you need? When it comes to sound financial and investment information that reflects your life and your goals, the answer may be “no”. Here’s why. It’s so easy Having an abundance of information at your fingertips is great -- but there are also many risks. The top risk: Is the information reliable? You key in your investment-related question into a search engine and bingo – pages and pages of websites to choose from. And while that’s impressive, it’s also a problem. Now you have

to sort through a mash up of unfiltered, unverified sources – and that can be a lengthy and frustrating process. It can also lead you to an abundance of poorly researched or woefully incorrect information. And that can lead you to make decisions based on false evidence or ideas that are not in the best interest of you and your family. It’s so not you Whether the information you source is correct or not (and most of the time, it’s tough to tell) one thing you can count on is this: That information may not properly take you into account. You’re getting wallpaper info not personal advice. You are you – an individual with a unique life, characteristics and goals that change and evolve over time. So even if you manage to hit on reliable

internet information, how can you tell that the info is right and beneficial for your specific circumstances? It’s so personal That’s where professional financial advice comes into the picture. It is information and expertise you can trust that puts you at the centre of things, where you belong. Your professional advisor is a valuable, faceto-face (not face-to-Facebook) resource who will assess your individual (and evolving) circumstances and provide you with a right and reasonable plan to meet your goals as they are today and as they will be tomorrow. Whether you’re searching for: investment advice, how to save taxes or protect your family, how to pay for your dream home or fund a

dream retirement; partnering with a professional will help you make informed, confident decisions you can trust. Eliminate uncertainty, frustration and confusion and sleep better at night. Your search for the best financial and investment advice begins and ends with your professional advisor. This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

Back in the early 1900s, top labour issues in Canada included things like; safe workplaces, a five-day work week and decent wages. Through government legislation and voluntary business decisions, the aforementioned issues are no longer problems in most workplaces. However, a new significant labour issue in Canada has emerged – the growing gap between government employee pay and private sector pay. In plain English, the typical government employee is getting a much better deal than everyone else. Consider Statistics Canada data obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation that shows from 2001 to 2011, the average government employee’s pay increased from $756.01 per week to $1,023.20; a 35.3 per cent increase. Over the same period, the average private sector worker saw their pay increase from $598.81 per week to $777.69; a 29.9 per cent increase. And it doesn’t end there. From 1977 to 2009, the number of government employees with workplace pensions increased from 75.5 per cent to 86.2 per cent. Over the same period, private sector employees saw their workplace pension coverage decrease from 35.2 per cent to just 25.3 per cent. In terms of defined

benefit pensions plans (the better type as it guarantees a cash payout for life even if the fund has run dry), 81 per cent of government employees have them compared with just 14 per cent in the private sector. Now let’s be clear. No one expects a teacher, firefighter or any other government employee to get paid peanuts for an honest day’s work. And no one expects a requirement for the average government employee’s pay to equal the average private sector employee’s pay; this isn’t 1990’s Cuba. But government jobs shouldn’t have pay levels that are much higher than private sector positions that are providing similar work. For example, a government accountant shouldn’t make 25 per cent more in pay and benefits than a private sector accountant performing similar duties. Sure, you’re going to find the odd government position that currently comes with lower pay than in the private sector. But on the whole, government employees in Canada are getting a much better deal than employees doing similar work in the private sector. Study after study by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Fraser Institute and Canadian Federation of Independent Business have all come to this same conclusion. Beyond pay and benefits, there are many other

perks such as unprecedented job security that comes with a government job. For instance, a federal bureaucrat was fired in 2009 for spending 50 per cent to 75 per cent of the work day looking at news, sports and yes, pornography. He appealed, arguing he was ‘bored’ and that it was the government’s fault. Incredibly, the employee in question has since been hired back and is making between $76,010 - $104,026 a year (his pay range is known, but exact pay level is not disclosed.) To correct the overall pay and benefit gap, most government services should be opened up to competition. That would

not only ensure competitive costs and efficiencies are achieved, it would give everyone a fair shot at bidding to provide government services. For services that can’t be easily put out to competition, the government should ensure it isn’t offering increases to unions that are far higher than what taxpayers are receiving. In terms of pensions, switching from defined benefit to defined contribution plans would also be a good first step in closing the gap. One thing is for certain, the gap cannot continue to grow. Taxpayers are getting tapped out. Colin Craig is the Prairie Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

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ANDERSON (19232011) Mrs. Vasti Elisa Anderson late of Deer Ridge, Saskatchewan passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the age of 88 years. Vasti was born on September 25, 1923 in Alvsby, Sweden. She

came to Canada with her family in 1927. Vasti married Wilfred A. Anderson on December 15, 1950. They had one son, Arnold, in 1951. Vasti lived on the farm in Deer Ridge until 2008 when she moved to the Nelson Home in Prince Albert and later into the Mont St. Joseph Care Home in 2009. Vasti took part in all of the activities at the home but especially loved the music. She also found her love for bowling where her competitive side seemed to show. Vasti cooked for lumber crews in her early years and owned the general store in Holbein through the 1950s where she scooped the largest ice cream cones around. While on the farm, she enjoyed curling, bingo, gardening, and baking. She managed to make some of the best buns and bread in the country which were commonly referred to as “Vasti Buns” and were enjoyed by many people around the community.

Saskatchewan is celebrating the addition of more than 900 nurses now working in the province than in 2007-08. This represents more than 80 nurses than last October when the provincial government met and exceeded its commitment to hire 800 more registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses. The majority of these nurses have been hired as part of the work under the

partnership agreement between the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the provincial government, signed in February 2008. Additional positions have been created by health regions. “This great recruitment success is above and beyond our election commitment, and it goes a long way toward addressing the nursing shortage in Saskatchewan,” Health Min-

In 1976, Arnold married Patricia (Morris) and Vasti finally had her daughter. Vasti had two grandchildren, Trevor (Sundi) in 1977, and Lindsey (Scott) in 1983. Vasti was very proud of her family. Vasti was predeceased by her husband Wilfred Anderson, her brothers Bertil Sjogren and Elis (Jean) Sjogren, her sister Annie (Andrew) Stene, and brother in laws Marvin (Helen) Anderson, Fred (Jean) Anderson, and Alex (Esther) Anderson. Vasti is survived by her brother Andrew (Shirley) Sjogren, sister-in-law Joan Sjogren, and brother in law Jim (Annette) Szell. Thank you to all family, friends, and neighbours who spent time with Vasti over the years whether it was stopping in for a cup of tea at the farm, or being by her side when she was in the home. There will be a private family service for Vasti at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shellbrook and Districts Health Services Project are encouraged.

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ister Don McMorris said today at SUN’s Innovators Conference in Regina. While the SUN/government partnership agreement has met its goal for nursing recruitment targets, work continues on a number of important areas including: •finding ways to keep nurses in the workplace longer; •improving nurse/patient ratios and increasing the use of nurse practitioners; •establishing a mechanism to make it easier for licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses; •focusing on prevention and promoting wellness by using nurses in new roles; •ensuring new graduates are offered full-time permanent employment; and •expanding professional development and conducting patient exit surveys. In addition, the government’s physician recruitment strategy is showing results with nearly 200 more doctors now calling Saskatchewan home, representing an increase of 11 per cent over the past four years.

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Big jump in population Saskatchewan’s population has hit a new alltime high of 1,057,884 people following the largest quarterly population jump ever recorded since Statistics Canada starting keeping quarterly population estimates. Between April 1, 2011 and July 1, 2011, Saskatchewan grew by 5,444 people. This growth consisted of a natural increase (births minus deaths) of 1,524, net inter-provincial migration of 1,239 and net international migration of 2,681. Saskatchewan saw net in-migration from most other provinces including Ontario (641 people), Alberta (423 people) and Manitoba (147 people). Premier Brad Wall said the new population numbers show the continued strength of the Saskatchewan’s economy. “People move where the opportunities are and right now, there are a lot more people moving into Saskatchewan than moving out,” Wall said. “It

wasn’t too long ago that the situation was completely reversed and more people were moving away. Today, Saskatchewan is on the right track and our government is working hard to make sure it stays that way.” Since the current government took office, Saskatchewan has grown by over 50,000 people - from 1,007,614 in January 1, 2008 to 1,057,884 on July 1, 2011. That is the largest population growth during a single term of office for any government since 1925 to 1929. “There were those who said it would be impossible for Saskatchewan to grow by 100,000 people in 10 years, which is really only growing at the national average,” Wall said. “The fact is - Saskatchewan has been growing by far more than the national average for several years now. We’re up 50,000 people in just three and a half years, so hitting 1.1 million people by 2015 is well within

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reach.” Saskatchewan’s population is also bucking the national trend by getting younger. The median age in Saskatchewan is now 37.3 years. That’s the second-lowest among the provinces and Saskatchewan is one of only two provinces to see its median age get younger in the past year. In fact, since 2007, Saskatchewan’s median age has dropped from 38.0 to 37.3. Wall said this reflects the fact that more young people and young families are choosing to stay in Saskatchewan or are moving back to Saskatchewan. “That means good things for our province’s future,” Wall said. “A growing population and economy provides a growing tax base which allows government to lower taxes and fund important government services like health care, highways and education.”



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Delaronde and Saskia show coming to Shellbrook Darrel Delaronde and Saskia will be in Shellbrook to launch their new CD Songbirds at the Shellbrook Seniors’ Centre October 29. Although they call Saskatchewan home, these gifted folk/roots songcrafters live mostly on the road, performing to an ever-widening fan base. They are skilled and versatile musicians; considered by their peers to be in the “journeyman” class of their trade. Saskia hails from The Netherlands and Darrel was born on the Great Plains, so prairie culture runs through their veins. Their years of living in Saskatchewan became huge creative landscape for their songwriting. They write about Canadian life

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Notice of Abandonment of Poll The Rural Municipality of Leask No. 464 Municipal Elections 2011 Whereas Myles Robin, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division 4, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Whereas Victor Unyi, nominated for the office of Councillor for Division 6, is the only candidate, I hereby give notice that no voting for the office will take place on October 26, 2011. Dated this 21st day of September, 2011. Sheri McHanson Returning Officer

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Darrel Delaronde and Saskia will be at the Shellbrook Seniors’ Centre October 29 introducing their newest CD, Songbirds, the Shellbrook audience.

Pastor John Slemming Forgive and You will be FREE!!! Last time I wrote this column I spoke of “putting on the brakes and backing up” in the context of not going as fast through life so that you miss the important assignments and God planned adventures intended for you to enjoy and be enriched by. This time I feel like I want to address another type of ‘backing up’ that ultimately allows you to go full speed ahead and truly succeed in your life in every circumstance and relationship ... AFTER you have done the ‘backing up’ process properly. Matthew 5:23 says “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there member that your brother has something against you; leave your gift there at the altar, go your way; first be reconciled to your brother (or sister) and then come and offer your gift.” The context that this scripture verse is written in is in reference to an “angry brother or sister” either you are angry with them, they are angry with you or you are both angry with each other. Basically the scripture verse is saying if you want your relationship to go well with God you must do your part to make sure you make peace and forgive or ask forgiveness in relationships that you have where hurt or offense has taken place. Jesus Christ set the example of this throughout His life and ultimately as He was dieing on the cross when He said, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”. Jesus Christ set the example of offering forgiveness before it was asked for and we are encouraged to follow His example. It also is implied by this that if we are the offender we must offer a sincere apology without it being asked for if we are in the wrong. In conclusion Jesus when teaching His disciples to pray said “forgive us our debts (sins) as we forgive our debtors (those who have sinned against us), and then added at the end of the prayer as if to make sure His disciples would not miss the point He added “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you: BUT if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6: 12, 14 and 15. Today my friend it would be good if you asked God to remind you of anything in any relationship that you need to ask forgiveness for and apologize for or maybe take the first step like Jesus did on the cross and offer forgiveness even though there has been no apology. I encourage you, set yourself free and forgive or ask forgiveness wherever necessary in your life. Serving the Lord with Gladness

LUTHERAN CHURCH Zion - Canwood Sunday School, Worship Sunday, 9 a.m. St. John’s - Shellbrook Sunday School, Worship Sunday, 11 a.m. Pastor Doug Schmirler Parkside, Immanuel 10 a.m. - Worship & Sunday School Pastor Chris Dean -----------------------PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Parkside 10:00 a.m. Time of prayer 10:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Pastor David Baldock Shellbrook Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sun., 11:00 a.m. - Worship Pastor David Bodvarson 747-7235 Canwood 11 a.m. - Worship Pastor Glenn Blazosek Leask Gospel Tabernacle Sunday 6:30 p.m. Pastor L. Trafford 306-466-2296 -----------------------EVANGELICAL FREE Big River 11:00 a.m. - Worship Bible Classes 9:45 A.M. Summer: 10:30 a.m. - 12 469-2258 Youth Nite: Fridays Mont Nebo Wed., 7:30 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer. Sun., 10:30 a.m. - Worship Pastor Bill Klumpenhower -----------------------CATHOLIC CHURCH Debden Sun., 9:30 a.m. - Mass. Fr. Sebastian Kunnath Big River - Sacred Heart Sun., 11:30 a.m. - Mass Whitefish Sun., 2:30 p.m. - Mass. Victoire Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass. Fr. Bernabe Millan Sajonas Eucharist Celebrations Muskeg Sat., 7:30 p.m. - Mass Mistawasis Sunday, 3 p.m. St. Agatha’s Shellbrook Sunday, 9 a.m. Fr. Tru Le

St. Henry’s - Leask Sunday 11 a.m. St. Joseph’s - Marcelin Saturday, 7 p.m. Fr. Tru Le -----------------------PRESBYTERIAN Mistawasis 2nd & 4th Sunday Worship 3 p.m. Rev. Bev Shepansky -----------------------SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 407-2nd Ave E, Shellbrook Sat., 9:45 a.m. - Sabbath School. Sat., 11:00 am Worship Broadcast on VOAR 92.1 FM Pastor Stanislav Kondrat 306-764-6853 -----------------------SOVEREIGN GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH Currently meeting in homes on Sunday morn. and Wednesday evenings. Parkside 747-2309, Leask 466-4498 Marcelin 226-4615 -----------------------ANGLICAN CHURCH Leask - All Saint’s 8 a.m. - Morning prayer Service. 9 a.m. Holy Communion Canwood - Christ Church 2 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sundays Evening Prayer 2nd & 4th Sundays Holy Communion Mont Nebo - St. Luke’s 2 p.m. - 1st and 3rd Sundays Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays Evening Prayer St. Andrew’s Shellbrook Sunday, 11 a.m. Holy Communion Father Harnish 468-2264 -----------------------UNITED CHURCH Big River 1st & 2nd Sundays 1 p.m. - Worship at Anglican Church All Other Sundays -10 a.m. Shellbrook - Knox Sun., 10 am - Worship Pastor Dave Whalley

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Jets highlight the ‘New’ NHL season So much is new on the eve of the 2011-12 National Hockey League season that the league should consider adding an initial: The NNHL — the New National Hockey League. There’s a new defending Stanley Cup champion after the Boston Bruins stunned Vancouver in a riotous finish to the old season last June. There’s a new sheriff in town as the retired Brendan Shanahan, a great player and a great thinker, has been given the task of meting out punishment this season. There’s a new emphasis on reducing concussion-related injuries, especially since the NHL brass gnashes its teeth every time it watches the Pittburgh Penguins and sees superstar Sidney Crosby sitting in the pressbox, wondering if he’ll ever be the same again. Wondering if he’ll ever play again. There are new uniforms and new rookie flashes (hey, there, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins . . . you’ve already got more than enough names, but Oilers fans will probably find a new flashy nick-

name for you fairly soon) and new coaches and new TV deals. But the biggest of the ‘new’ is really bringing back the old: The Jets are back in Winnipeg. If this NHL season is remembered for only one thing, it will be the Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg and assuming the late, great name from the city’s World Hockey Association days of 197278 and the NHL version from 1979-96. Economics of the day forced the Jets to move to Phoenix, where they became the Coyotes, but Jets fans never gave up hope. Many were ridiculed for that fantasy (“yeah, the Jets will come back to Winnipeg when I win the lottery three times in a row”) but in the spring and early summer of 2011, it all came together. CBC kicks off the new season with a TV doubleheader Thursday, Oct. 6, with a couple of classics: Montreal vs. Toronto and then the Crosbyless Penguins at Vancouver. TSN will do the majority of TV hockey again this year. A regional Jets

network will beam almost all their games to fans in Manitoba, Saskatchewan

“Since Rick Perry has been governor of Texas, 234 criminals have been

Bruce Penton and northwest Ontario. Ratings, if preseason numbers carry through to the season, will be spectacular. The Jets are not a Cup contender, but they may lead the league in merchandise sales. The new, military look to the Jets’ logo has been controversial — but extremely popular. It all may lead to the NHL doing something else new: Dumping a few sadsack southern franchises and bringing the NHL to where it belongs: Quebec City, Hamilton . . . perhaps even Saskatoon. The Jets will show the NHL that ‘new’ makes a lot of sense. • NBC’s Jay Leno:

executed. That’s the difference between Texas and California: In California, those criminals would have been given tryouts for the Raiders.” • Comedy writer Jerry Perisho: Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Vince Young says he has an imposter who is posing in the community as him. If you suspect you see a Vince Young imposter, ask him the throw a pass; if it’s accurate, he’s a fake.” • Perisho again: “The NFL sent a memo to all teams warning of fines if players fake injuries during a game. The memo was prompted by a legal threat from professional wrestling.”

• R.J. Currie of “Two dozen players from the 2010 Fresno State football team have been linked to welfare fraud. There are similar stories on CFL teams, except without the fraud.” • Currie again: “The Cleveland Browns have started 12 of the last 13 seasons with a loss. There haven’t been this many failed openers since I was dating.” • Reader Don Dellinger, in a question to Washington columnist Norman Chad: “Now that Tiger Woods appears to be a non-entity on the weekends of majors, do you think he’ll start wearing his signature power-red shirts on Fridays next year in an effort to make the cut?” • Ex-Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister says he’s living in his parents’ basement and can’t make his child-support payments, despite playing five seasons into a seven-year, $55 million contract he signed in 2004. Quipped Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Just guessing here, but he probably wasn’t an economics

major at Arizona.” • Perry again: “Leo Nunez, the Marlins’ 28-year-old closer, it was discovered, is actually 29-year-old Juan Carlos Oviedo. In other words, he was already a player to be named later.” • Comedy writer Tim Hunter, on the oddity of an entire country setting aside a season to celebrate with drinking: “Germany calls it ‘Octoberfest.’ We refer to it as ‘football season.’ “ • Blue Jays pitcher Brett Cecil, to Canadian Press, after seriously cutting a finger and a thumb in separate kitchen accidents barely 18 months apart: “I’m scared of a butter knife right now.” • Perry, to wrap up: “Police in Los Angeles caught four people burglarizing the home of Manny Pacquiao while the champion was in his native Philippines preparing for a fight. Possible sentences range from 15 months in prison to 15 rounds with Pacquiao.” Care to comment? Email brucepenton2003@

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






SHELLBROOK 747-2896 CANWOOD 468-2227 LEASK 466-4811

1-877-898-8248 (TAIT)

Bronze cemetery plaques made at Mont Nebo, Sask.

Phone: 468-2853 Fax: 468-2252 email web:

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

Phone 764-2288 Prince Albert


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

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


Saalmic Mechanical Services Ltd. Courteous, professional, reliable, plumbing, heating, gas fitting services

Phone 747-4332 Shellbrook, Sask.





BMW Plumbing & Heating

747-2828 (24 hours)


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

For All Your Used Car and Truck Needs

RCM Curbing Prince Albert 960-8659

Ph 747-4321 anytime

Kwik Kerb Continuous Edging Suits: • Garden Soil & Bark Retention • Mower Strips • Driveway Borders & Edges • Landscaping Contouring • Paving Borders • Carparks



Email: Cell: 306-747-7168 Fax: 306-747-3481

TMK EAVESTROUGHING Eavestroughing • Fascia Soffits • Siding

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

Fax: 763-0410


Residential & Farm Building


A & A Trading Ltd.

Pre-Arrangements Available

• Framing, Concrete, • Exterior/Interior Finishing

466-2159 466-7771

Cell Phone Number


Donna Lovberg

John Couture

Tammy Smart Greg Spencer

Marjorie Brossart

Owned & Operated by Ed and Brenda Beaulac



Northern Funeral Service


Prince Albert Shellbrook Birch Hills

Shellbrook Funeral Home We will be there, when you need us.

For all your Grain Hauling needs.

Shelltown Plumbing & Heating


Dave Hjertaas

Debden, SK

WilcoxZuk-Chovin Law Office


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

Rocky Road Trucking Ltd.



Allan Autet




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

Rodney (306) 427-4907


Build our community: Buy locally manufactured

Hwy. 2 North - Pine Village


Central Optometric Group

Fax: 306.747.3469


Frank (306) 427-4908

For Drywall, Boarding, Taping, Texture & Small Renos

3 - 2685 - 2nd Avenue West






For Stucco, Parging or Stone

PHONE 764-6311

Kimble Bradley



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

General Insurance Health Insurance Motor Licence Issuer

NISSE FOUNDRY Let us give you the dirt on soil health! Box 1236 Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0


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


G. Whitrow, Prof. Acct. B. Stobbs, Tax Acct.


Dr. Jodi Haberstock,



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

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

Service - Parts

(all makes of vacuums welcome



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Welding & Fabricating • Industrial Supply Agricultural & Machinery Repair Grader & Loader Service • Snow Removal


Spiritwood, SK. S0J 2M0 Blaine Lake, SK



Barry West, Owner/Operator


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

Your Best Move!

Brian & Bev Stobbs

Preferred areas of practice: Wills, Estates, Real Estate

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





24 Hours 82 Main Street 747-2494 Shellbrook, SK email:

Claude Tucker


306-764-2727 1-888-858-2727 Pre-Arrangements Available Phil Fredette

Don Moriarty Colette Kadziolka Louise Robert

Lesley Sully Wayne Timoffee Andrea Langlois


VersaFrameInc. Leask Roll Forming

A Division of VersaFrame Inc.

Metal Siding • Metal Roofing Color 80¢; WH - WH 77¢; Galvalume 66¢ FACTORY DIRECT Leonard Wollman

Office: 306-466-7921 Fax: 866-798-3696 Email:

• Municipal Bylaw Enforcement • Special Occasions Owner/Manager

Glen Andrusyk


Total Lot Care

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

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September 30, 2011

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The Classifi fieds Shellbrook Chronicle Reaching over 10,000 people weekly. Personal Classifieds: $12.75 for 20 words + 20¢ additional words for the 1st week. Additional weeks: $7.75/week + GST. Classified Display: $17.50/column inch. Minimum 2 column inches - $35.00 + GST. For All Other Advertising Please Contact Our Office at: Ph: 747-2442 or Fax: 747-3000 Email: news: advertising: P.O. Box 10, Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0 Advertising Deadline - Monday: 5:00 p.m.

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

SWNA Blanket Classifieds Reaching over 6 million people weekly. Cost for 25 words: Saskatchewan market .........$209.00 One Zone ............................$86.00 Two Zone ..........................$123.00 Alberta market .......................$259.00 Manitoba market ...................$179.00 BC market .............................$395.00 Ontario market ......................$429.00 Central Ontario ..................$139.00 Eastern Ontario ..................$143.00 Northern Ontario ..................$82.00 Quebec market English ...............................$160.00 French ................................$709.00 Atlantic market ......................$159.00 Across Canada ..................$1,770.00 (excluding French) Career Ads “Reaching Over 600,000 People Weekly” Rates: $7.79 per agate line Size: 2 col. x 2” ............... .....$424.00 Deadline for Booking/Material Tuesdays @ 12 Noon Contact the Shellbrook Chronicle @ 306-747-2442 or Email: All prices plus applicable taxes. NOTICE

This newspaper accepts advertisements in good faith. We advise that it is in your interest to investigate offers personally. Publications by this paper should not be taken as an endorsement of the product or services offered.


FOR SALE - Taking orders for Cornish giant roasting chickens for delivery in October. Ph: 466-4428, Cell 466-7817 4-40CH FOR SALE - Band sawn lumber, spruce 2x4 to 2x10 from 8 ft. to 20 ft.; 1x6, 1x8, 2nd cuts, and bull rails also timbers from 4x4 to 12x12. Phone 306-469-2490, Big River. TFCH

AUTOS FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2003 Dodge 3500 SLT Laramie, crewcab, 4X4. 5.9 Cummins diesel,

Auto. Loaded, incl heated leather seats. 285,000 km, $14,000. 468-2807, Canwood. 2-40CH FOR SALE: 2007 Pontiac G5, 2 door, 1 owner, lady driven, excellent shape, 85,946 kms, 2 sets of tires. Ph: 7472669 2-40CH

MACHINERY FOR SALE M A C H I N E RY ESTATE SALE Tractors, JD 4020, FEL, 6725 hrs. V.G; JD620, gas, JD 4440, 6108 hrs. Hatford area. Ph: 306-480-7428, leave message. 4-41CH FOR SALE - Ford 2N/8N, 3 pt. hitch PTO, runs well.

$1,500. May be seen at DNA Tire, Shellbrook. 7473142 2-39CH



All kinds of feed grain, including heated canola. Now distributors of feed pellets with up to 36% protein. Bulk Fertilizer For Sale

Marcel Seeds Debden Ph: 306-724-4461

WANTED - Round hay bales. Call Mike 469-7741 8-42CH WANTED - Feed barley, call Mike 469-7741 8-42CH WANTING to contact Phyllis Schlichemeyer, formerly of Leask. Call Tom 780-918-1277 2-39CH

HOMES FOR SALE LIVE THE GOOD LIFE! Quality Built Park Models ready for delivery to your location. 2 New Homes available now. 500 sq ft, Fully furnished, Full size appliances, central heat & air with lots of options. $51,900 and $55,900 delivered and set up. Or custom order from over 40 floor plans of park model homes, loft homes, offices, laundromats, guest suites & employee housing etc. Call for

an appointment to view 306-468-2224 or visit us at www. smartcottagelife. com 5-39CH

basement. Lots of good water plus much more. 7472376, Parkside. TFCH

HOUSE FOR SALE - Older character house for sale in Parkside, 1,300 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, huge backyard on 3 lots, fenced in area. Serious inquiries only 747-2369 2-39CH

FOR SALE - 40 acres with 30 x 40 house, 42 x 72 shop, all steel in and out, 12” insulation, 22 x 32 fuel shed for storage with 16’ walls, 2 wells, 2 water bowls, good corrals, also ¼ pasture and hay, cross fenced, big dug out. Will sell 40 acres separate. Ph: 824-4908, 8417337 (Cell) Spiritwood 4-40CH

FOR SALE: Beautiful family home 725 Cardinal Cresent Shellbrook 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 downstairs, jacuzzi tub, 3 way gas fireplace, laundry on main floor, maple cupboards and cabinets, central vacuum, large backyard. $319,000 Contact Dean at 883-2992 2-40CH HOUSE FOR SALE in Debden Beautiful bi-level home, 1200 sq feet, 2.5 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms. Large yard and covered deck. Built in 1978 and well maintained. Asking $125,000.00 Call Alfred 724-4525 or Celine 724-2271 TFCH

ACREAGES FOR SALE ACREAGE FOR SALE - Minutes from the thriving community of Shellbrook: Beautiful 1,800 sq. ft. home on 10 acres. 1 mile from pavement. 3+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, finished

For Sale 1997 Mitsubishi 3000 GT B l a c k , 130,000 miles, 17” core racing rims, Falken tires, A/C, tilt, power windows, mirrors, cruise, Touch Screen deck, leather interior, V6, 3.0L engine, cold air intake. Infinity speakers. Excellent condition. $6,900 Phone 306-730-8668, Regina, please leave message.

LAND FOR SALE FOR SALE: West 1/2 of 19-46-3w3, near Wingard Ferry which is 18 miles south of Shellbrook. 200 acres of seeded pasture, balance is native grass and bush in the river hills. Natural springs on the land. Contact Murray at 306-2234276. 5-41CH BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

WELDING, general repair, fabricating shop servicing a large area. Wholesale distributor, all equipment included. 6.944 sq. ft. building, excellent volume. $159,000. Also a 1,180 sq. ft. home in very good shape. $137,000, Marcelin, SK Call Del Rue 306-242-8221, Royal Lepage, Saskatoon 4-40CH FOR RENT

FOR RENT - Parkside Housing Authority is accepting applications for a 1 and 2 bedroom

unit. Contact Colleen at 747-2369 for more infor 2-39CH FOR RENT - Chitek Lake, Permanent or casual reasonable rates. Dog ok. 984-2451 2-39CH HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED - Shellbrook Motel is looking for 1 position, full time laundry, 5 mornings/week, part time fill in front desk, evenings/ weekends. Call or drop in 747-2631. TFCH SERVICES


Furnace & Duct Cleaning • Chimneys • Fireplaces • Central Vacs • Residential & Commercial • Asbestos Abatement & Disposal

Leslie Lepage Chitek Lake 984-4637 Cell 883-7768

If no answer we will return your call. Taking Fall Bookings Now

SERVICES - Let us inspect before you remodel, buy or build a new home. We check for heat loss, electrical problems, water damage and mold. Call today to avoid future problems. Biotherm Inspections, Stan, P.A. 306-961-6499 TFCH SERVICES: Stieb Custom Combining for the 2011 harvest Contact Angus 747-7070 2-40CH

GARAGE SALE HUGE GARAGE/ E S TAT E / M O VING SALE - Something for everyone,

Great Family Home For Sale

3+1 bedroom 1,175 sq. ft. bungalow in Shellbrook. Open concept with vaulted ceiling in kitchen and living room. Close to schools in a great neighbourhood. Quick possession available. $254,000

Call 747-7545 for viewing

Antiques, kids stuff, household, doll collection, Anne Geddes Collection, to many items to list. Sat., Oct. 1, Parkside Heritage Center. 9 to 3 p.m. 2-39CN

IN MEMORIAMS LANDE - Maurice, January 13, 1957 - September 30, 1986

YARD SALE 209 1st Ave. West, Shellbrook, 10 a.m. to 7 pm., Oct. 1 YARD SALE Clothes, potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, lots of miscellaneous. Sept 31, Oct 1 and 2, 9 am to 5 pm. 220 2nd Street W., Shellbrook

CARD OF THANKS We were so touched by the cards, gifts of food, and words of sympathy in the death of our Mom. We would like to thank the staff of Wheatland Lodge for the love and care shown to our Mom. Thank you to the friends of Honeywood and the St. Andrew’s A.C.W. for the lovely lunch provided. Thank you to Rev. Rob Stringer and Terry Martin; thanks to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, we appreciated your help and guidance at this difficult time. A special thanks to Mom’s friends for the memories and kind words you shared with us. God bless each of you. - The family of Rhoda Aug.

IN MEMORIAMS PEAKE - In loving memory of Ernest (Bud) who passed away October 5, 2005. As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near. In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. - Greatly missed by loving wife, Lily and family

Advertising Deadline is Monday 5:00 p.m.

It’s been 25 years since you’ve been gone And there isn’t a day we don’t think about you. We all really miss you! Love Todd, Darcy, Chelsea, Braden, Sydney and Kirkland. In Memory WA R R I N E R , Thomas Robert, March 3, 1986 October 3, 2006 A heart of gold stopped beating, Two shining eyes at rest. Heaven became even better ‘cause Tom was one of the best.

It is very hard to believe five years has passed since tragedy struck... your dreams, and ours, shattered in an instant. To honour you, we speak your name often as we continue to share who you were for 20 years and not just what happened to you in your last nine days of suffering on this earth. Five years is too long without your words of wisdom and bear hugs. - OXO Mom, Chuck and Talia XOX Prayers of peace for families who know our pain and prayers of protection for others.

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Sask. Seniors Assoc. Inc news

Well it’s a done deal. Officially declared by the Federal Government that October 1st is to be recognized as Seniors Day. Now the question is what will the Government do on that day to recognize seniors?. Is that the day when all our pensions will receive the boost necessary to catch up with the real cost of living or is it going to be another day when seniors will be expected to do something special for other people?. I can imagine that in the scramble for MP’s to pass this legislation they must have trod

on a large number of seniors who are impoverished, needy, hungry and homeless. Is the government planning to set aside large sums of money on that day to help those seniors in need living in Canada. That would be welcome news. for there are thousands and thousands of Canadian seniors who, if they are not already on the streets, are facing that prospect with the ever escalating cost of housing. Along with that is the not so small problem of the cost of food, which despite the fine words we hear from the Prime Minister, has risen astronomi-


cally. Which fabulist thought up the 4.4% increase in the cost of living?. Where are they living?.A monthly food bill for two people just 6 years ago was about $260 but that food bill has now risen to nearly $400. More and more seniors are being forced to stand in line at the food banks in order to ensure that they have sufficient food to last them till the next pension check. The Canada Pension Plan was increased over the last year by one percent and OAS received even less of an increase if you can believe it. Rent for a two bed roomed apartment has steadily increased every 6 months over the last few years so that the rent is now close to $900 or more and the same level of increases applies for a one bed roomed apartment. When is all this going to end, because if it doesn’t, there’s going to be a lot more seniors living on our streets and crowding into the few shelters that already exist, and they’re going to be taking up a large number of seats in the food kitchens. What price seniors day then?. Seniors know a great deal about hard times because they have gone through them, but those hard times were the product of ‘mother nature’ and they led to recessions and depressions. The so called hard times we hear so much about now appear to be


BLAINE LAKE: Tuesday 2-5, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday 5-8, Friday 1-5. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Weekly Programming: General Computer Help Every Friday 2-4 p.m. Children’s Story Hour - Every Saturday 1 p.m. Craft n’ Chat - Every Saturday 2- 4 p.m. Phone 306-497-3130 for more information 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: To celebrate Seniors’ Week SHELLBROOK SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION is holding a Tea & Bake Sale, Dessert & Coffee/Tea, FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2-4 p.m., Shellbrook Seniors Hall. Admission $4.00 SHELLBROOK: Bluegrass from Nova Scotia, The Spinney Brothers on Wed., Oct. 19, 2011 at the Shellbrook Theatre. 8:00 p.m.Tickets are $20. DEBDEN: Circle your calendar! Debden and District Chamber of Commerce Craft/Trade Show on Sat., November 19, 2011. Book your table now. Call Lone 724-2233

the result of Governments over spending and Banks over lending, leading to the collapse of entire countries. Our own Canadian government cautions us on the perils of over spending or over saving, take your choice, but just how does that affect those people who only have minimum incomes now to live on. Surely to goodness if the government can afford to donate large sums of money to the poor and needy in other countries it surely must be able to help those Canadians who are in need in this country. If the truth be told we don’t need a ‘seniors day’, we need a ‘Canadians in need’ year. Politicians and bureaucrats in Ottawa need to learn that the term ‘Canadians in need’ includes veterans, seniors, single parents, young folk and those people suffering from social, physical and mental illnesses. We allocate huge sums of money for a space program in the hope that we learn something about Mars or some other distant planet and while we are focusing on those far away places we ignore what is under our own nose. How does learning or knowing there is life on another planet affect people who are having difficulty living right here on earth?.. SSAI will again this year be presenting a position paper to the

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government which will contain items of concern to all seniors in this province. This year though we will be doing it in tandem with the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, an organization that represents well over a 100,000 members. They have similar concerns with housing, health and pensions, so together when we meet with the government representatives we should be able to get their attention. At least it will not be regarded as a laughing matter. I know that a large number of seniors are not, and never will be, interested in furthering their electronic communication skills, but for those who are and do possess a computer a great deal of good information on seniors concerns is always available by going on line. SSAI does have a web site where we are endeavoring to upgrade our communications to members and to any one who wants to access it.. It’s a lot cheaper and quicker than surface mail.. The web site address is and there you can not only get updated information on SSAI but you can also express your opinions, good or bad, on anything and everything directly to the President. Enjoy the beautiful weather we are having and stay active and stay healthy. Len Fallows. President SSAI.


*2005 ComBase Readership Study: 81% of all people under 40 years old in our marketplace read their weekly community newspaper.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY APPRENTICESHIP’S available in Saskatoon for the Welding trade. The successful candidate does require experience which will be evaluated on its own merits and must be able to demonstrate a strong mechanical aptitude. Grade 12 education with a 70% average pass mark is a pre-requisite with preferences to those that have worked around equipment. Resumes may be emailed to apprenticeship@deca

Dyno Express Inc. is Now Hiring Class 1A Drivers for 3 full time fluid hauling positions. Wages $5,000 $6,000. 1 - 2 years driving experience preferred. For any questions regarding this position please call Bob at 1-306-869-7995. Email resume along with Driver’ s Abstract to KODIAK WIRELINE SERVICES PARTNERSHIP is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to:

or fax to 780-418-0834.

ENTECH INDUSTRIES IS CURRENTLY HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: Experienced Grading Foremen (Wages based on Experience) Excavator Operators (up to $33.50/hr) Dozer Operators (up to $33.50/hr) Grader Operators (up to $33.50/hr) Rock Truck Operators ($23-$27/hr) Scraper Operators ($23-$27/hr) Labourers ($16-$28/hr) Wages based on Experience.

Project is located just North of Jansen, Sask. Camp Work. Shift 14 and 7 schedule. Entech offers paid Benefits and RRSP contribution program. Pre-Access Drug & Alcohol Testing is mandatory. CSTS training is required. Entech will provide. Please fax or email resumes to: Fax: 780-469-0749 Email:


TH Vac Services, Kindersley Sask is now hiring drivers & swampers. Competitive wage, benefits package, scheduled days off. Tickets an asset. Fax resume to 306-4633219 or call Don @ 306-463-7720. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km West of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. - $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office; or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;

Now hiring! Moose Mountain Meats, new custom meat processing facility in SE Saskatchewan requires the following: Plant Manager/Meat Cutter/Butcher. Send resume by September 30 to: Moose Mountain Meats, Box 35, Wawota, SK, S0G 5A0 or e-mail eastondale.angus



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This position is responsible for completion of all tasks related to loading and delivering of fuel to our customers while creating and maintaining a positive relationship with the customer. There are seasonal and permanent positions available in Grande Prairie, Edson, Drayton Valley, Lac La Biche, La Crete, Fort St. John, and Dawson Creek. Policy requires that a driving evaluation as well as drug, alcohol, and medical testing be done prior to the hiring of any driver. This is a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious, and enthusiastic individual looking for a career with a vibrant and growth oriented company. If you are up to the challenge we want to hear from you! We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in these positions, however only those being considered will be contacted. To apply, please forward your resume to or fax 780-357-0743 For information on this or other opportunities with Parkland, please visit our website at

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Shellbrook Chronicle September 30, 2011

Girl with local ties competes on YTV reality show

A youth with ties to the Leask area embarked on a journey described as a cross between Survivor and the Amazing Race this summer. Sydney Reynolds, the granddaughter of Robert (Bob) and the late Frieda Peake of Leask, and daughter of Janice PeakeReynolds and Darryl Reynolds of Nokomis was selected as one of 18 contestants on season 3 “In Real Life” on YTV. The show pits contestants between the ages of 12 and 14 against one another in challenges that take them across North

America over the course of 10 episodes. The first, which airs on YTV October 3, sends the contestants to bootcamp to perform as army recruits. “They’ll soldier their way to the top as army recruits, try to avoid the sting of elimination as beekeepers, work on Broadway with the cast and crew of the hit musical Stomp, and perform gravitydefying aerobatics as stunt pilots as they strive to cross the finish line as quickly and correctly as possible,” according to a YTV news release. Reynolds heard about

the opportunity from her cousins and promptly put together an application package. “I like to do big things and I thought it would something really interesting,” said Reynolds, who is an accomplished dancer who once took the stage with the Moscow Ballet during a Saskatoon performance. She submitted an application, including a three minute video, to YTV. She was later contacted by the network for a face to face interview. Only 50 kids out of 1,200 applications were selected for in person

SARM launches real-time elections website SARM has launched a new real-time, online reporting tool for rural municipalities to publicly post their election candidates and results of the 2011 Municipal Election, located at http://elections.sarm. ca/. Following the nomination deadline, rural municipalities have been posting their candidates’ names on the SARM website for ratepayers and the general public to view ahead of the polls. More than 75 per cent of rural municipalities have posted their candidates’ names online. On the election night, October 26, rural administrators will be able to post results that will be visible to the public

immediately. SARM staff will be on hand to assist if necessary. “This new election reporting tool will provide Administrators a fast and efficient way to make results available to their ratepayers, as well as to rural municipalities, the media, and other stakeholders,” said Dave Marit, SARM President. “We are excited to see how this site is used as rural municipal elections online headquarters.” Election results can be viewed by visiting the SARM website at and clicking the “2011 Unofficial Rural Municipal Elections Results” link, or by visiting

Shellbrook Town Council highlights Shellbrook Town Council opted to increase their funding of the Shellbrook Library at their regular meeting Monday night. Council passed a motion to provide funding one additional hour a week at the library in light of recent cutbacks by Wapiti Library. Wapiti, the body that operates libraries in north central Saskatchewan, cut the Shellbrook Library’s funding by two hours.

Council passed a motion to allow the Shellbrook Kinsmen Club to use the former Scout Hall at the Kinsmen Park for the sorting and storage of bottles and cans through the winter months. *** October Council meetings have been set for Tuesday October 11 and Monday October 24.

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interviews. The 14 year old didn’t know what to expect while going on set for the first time earlier this summer but she quickly got the hang of it. “At first I thought it was going to be sort of bothersome. You weren’t sure how you were going to react to the cameras always being up in your face but by the end of the day you kind of learn to ignore it,” said Reynolds. Her favorite part about the experience was seeing all of the things that happen behind the scenes that make a TV show happen. One important aspect of the show is its’ interactivity. In Real Life features an online mobile game “Race to the Finish” in which players can earn points for their favorite show contestant. At the end of the show’s run, points will be tallied up and two of those contestants will be flown out to a new location, along with two lucky fans -- to film one more episode to be aired online. The game can be found

Sydney Reynolds

at http://inreallife.ytv. com. Reynolds was one of two Saskatchewan contestants on the show. The second was Chase Martin of Coronach.

In Real Life airs Monday nights on YTV with rebroadcasts on Fridays and Sundays. Check out for more details.

CRA reminds Canadians to beware of phishing scams

The Canada Revenue Agency reminds Canadians to beware of phishing schemes The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) warns all Canadians to beware of telephone calls, mail, or email that claim to be from the CRA but are not. These are phishing scams that could result in identity thefts. Canadians should especially beware of phishing scams asking for their personal information, such as a social insurance, credit card, bank account, and passport numbers. Some of these scams ask for this personal information directly, and others refer the taxpayer to a Web site

resembling the CRA’s where the person is asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. An email scam that has been recently circulating notifies taxpayers that a complaint containing evidence of involvement in tax evasion has been filed against them and the company with which they are affiliated by using the Informant Leads Program. This email is not from the CRA. The CRA’s Informant Leads Program Web page warns taxpayers about this scam. The CRA has wellestablished practices to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer informa-

tion. For more information about security of taxpayer information and examples of fraudulent communications, go to www.cra. nyone who receives a suspicious communication should immediately report it to info@ or to the institution that it appears to be from. For information on scams, to report deceptive telemarketing, and if personal or financial information has been unwittingly provided, go to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Web page at: phishing-eng.htm.


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