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FineLifestyles WITH FINE LIFESTYLES EDITOR SHERRY LEE

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inter has not yet officially arrived on our calendars, but the season is definitely here. What could be better than cozying up on your sofa with a great magazine to peruse at your leisure? Our winter edition of FineLifestyles offers you an impressive variety of information, products, services and engaging reading to bring warmth and comfort into your home. On our cover you will find Amy Matysio, zesty Saskatchewan actress, comedienne and highly successful performer. Amy runs a busy schedule both inside and outside the province, and her achievements are impressive. She is a shining example of our home-grown talent whose Saskatchewan work ethic has already taken her far. We are pleased to profile some Western Canadian talent in our Breakout West and SaskMusic editorials. The range of musical talent that we have in our city, province and in western Canada is amazing, and we are thankful for organizations like SaskMusic and the Western Canadian Music Association for profiling, nurturing and recognizing our past, current and upand-coming talent. Who can resist the warmth of a fireplace during this indoor season? Shell Busey shares advice on the importance of fireplace safety for all types of fireplaces. Enjoy reading about the annual chef challenge, a partnership event of Sysco Regina and the CCFCC (Canadian Culinary Federation), whose active Regina branch supports, educates and promotes its members throughout southern Saskatchewan. Well-known businessman and philanthropist, Brett Wilson, shares some excerpts from his first book, providing an inspiring message about our personal definitions of success and the importance of integrity. Finally, expect to find out more about the City of Moose Jaw, a community that has found the formula for retaining its history in the midst of change and growth—now it also has its first female mayor. We indeed live in a great province. All the best of the season—see you in the New Year!

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clients,” says Jacqui. Whether that means tackling a complicated cut and colour with more than one stylist, or switching between the staff until you find the right fit for your personality, the professional team at Rumors just wants to see you leave happy with your new look.

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braids, twists or curls can help finish off any formal look. Rumors also has a full range of esthetic treatments, including waxing, manicures, pedicures and eyelash extensions to make sure you’re partyready from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. While Rumors insists on the best and the brightest, the salon atmosphere is always comfortable, relaxed and friendly. “I know that everyday when I go to work, I’m going to laugh and have a great time,” Jacqui says. All the stylists share her enthusiasm for the job, and it shows in every salon visit. Clients and staff are always visiting and laughing together, creating a relaxed and easy environment. “We have fun, and we want you to have a great experience with us too, not just a great cut or colour,” Jacqui adds. It’s this friendly atmosphere that has kept customers coming back this past decade.

To show appreciation for their customers, Rumors recently held a family fun-filled 10-year anniversary party. The celebration was an excellent way to spend time with customers who support them, and it was also a fundraiser with 100 per cent of the proceeds donated back into the community. Drop by Rumors Hair Studio to say hello, and see how the professional team can give you the latest style, or the trim you need to keep your hair fresh this winter. FLR

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It’s that time of year again when people start having the sniffles, and sneezing is a familiar sound. Since a cold is a virus, antibiotics are useless. What do you do if you start feeling the effects of the common cold? There are many home remedies for the common cold, from oldtime concoctions to modern practices. My grandmother swears by the popular old-time mustard plasters, and would slap one on anyone that started coughing. She is convinced that this is the best remedy for any sort of chest ailment, and my mother remembers many mustard plasters from her youth. You will need two heavy pieces of cotton (flannelette is best) the width and length of the infected person’s chest, a towel, cold cream or camphor oil, warm water and mustard powder. Mix the powder and water into a thick paste, and smear it between the two pieces of cotton. Cover the sick person’s chest with either cold cream or camphor oil; place the cotton combination on the sick person’s chest, and cover the whole thing with a thick towel. Leave the plaster on the person for anywhere from five to 20 minutes, then remove. Ensure the plaster is not left on too long, or the mustard will burn the skin. “If there are white blotches on the skin that’s the infection, and the plaster has now loosened the infection in the chest for the person to cough out,” says Grandma. The tried and true remedy of loosening chest and head congestion by holding your head over a bowl of steaming water has been around for generations. Putting a towel over your head and the bowl allows the steam to be concentrated and work faster—just be ready with lots of tissues. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to the steaming water for an extra-effective result. The aroma of eucalyptus oil stimulates the sinuses and relieves

congestion from a cold. In addition to being used for steaming, the oil can be applied directly to the chest, neck or even the temples, allowing you to breathe better and relieve some aches associated with colds and flus. Have you ever heard of your parents or grandparents mention the hot toddy? This remedy combines a shot of whiskey (for “warmth”) with a teaspoon of honey (to soothe the throat). Add hot water, a few cloves and a cinnamon stick, and serve with a lemon wedge (for vitamin C). If whiskey isn’t your thing, soothe your sore throat with the tried and true salt water remedy. Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle. Avoid swallowing the mixture—it won’t hurt you, but the taste is not the greatest. Of course, getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids is always recommended. Get a head start on cold season by eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables and maintaining a healthy dose of sleep each night. FLR


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ast issue, we wrote about new technology in progressive lenses. Three months have gone by, and a new progressive lens has arrived with technology to surpass everything I talked about then. The new Varilux S Series™ progressive lenses arrived to Canada in early September; these lenses have been completely redesigned to create new visual performance benefits in a progressive lens. Created by Varilux, the company that invented progressive lenses in 1952,

the Varilux S Series offers many visual advantages over previous progressive lens designs. All previous progressive lens innovations were refinements or improvements of currently existing technology. In other words, all the previous lenses had the same basic starting lens blank, which is the appropriate-shaped plastic lens we start with. The lens blank is then surfaced, and new curves are ground onto the lens to create the progressive. All current progressive lens designs start with the same lens blank technology so there is a limit to how much we can improve them. Varilux has created an entirely new and different lens blank, creating a new and better technology. This new lens blank design coupled with three new core technologies results in the most distortion-free lens to date.1 The first core technology is called Nanoptix™, which can be likened to GPS. When the lens backside is created, the computer maps the power at each individual point; when the front surface is created, the curvature is adjusted to eliminate the distortion at that point.2 The second technology is SynchronEyes™, where the pair of lenses is calculated and optimized as a pair to widen the field of vision seen by both eyes together.2 The third technology is called 4D; we can now measure a patient’s leading dominant eye, which is the eye that gets to a visual target first.2 Optimizing the lens design for the leading dominant eye gives the patient faster reaction speed and better dynamic vision.2 Three technologies and three advantages: stability in motion, wider field of vision and better reflex vision.2

The bottom line is 90 per cent less distortion than Varilux’s current best progressive design; it also gives 50 per cent wider field of vision with both eyes working together than Varilux’s best design.1 This means wider usable area in the computer and reading areas of the lens, less distortion in the way of your vision, less head turning required, better night vision through WAVE Technology™, and a better overall visual experience. In a clinical trial, the Varilux S was rated superior to Varilux’s best progressive lens in all six visual categories: dynamic or moving vision, overall vision, distance vision, intermediate vision, near vision and ease of adaptation to the lens.1 Varilux has made improvements to the efficiency of their lab manufacturing process and can now manufacture and ship lenses within 24 hours. This means that you get premium progressives faster than ever before. Come into the office to learn more or check out the online demo at http://sseries.variluxusa.com/Pages/ default.aspx. To experience the difference yourself, stop in at our optical dispensary at 500-4010 Pasqua Street. New patients are always welcome. Book an exam at 306.586.7036, or online at www. advanceeyecarecenter.com.

References: 1. Sahel J, Vision Institute of University of Pierre and Marie Curie, 2011. Wearer assessment of Varilux S vs Varilux Physio 2.0 Enhanced and other premium lenses. 2. Varilux S – Patient product brochure.

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REJUVENATING AND RELAXING REGINA SINCE 1998 BY BROOK THALGOTT PHOTOS CALVIN FEHR


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or the past 14 years, Regina’s En Vogue Day Spa & Gift Studio has been the city’s destination for rest and rejuvenation: a place where your physical, mental and spiritual well-being are equally cared for. “We’re committed to giving our customers our best every time they visit,” say owners Patricia Cassell-Ogilvie and Kim Cassell. “We genuinely appreciate our customers, and we can’t thank them enough for their loyalty.” En Vogue’s commitment to their clients is very apparent, as those who have moved away come to the spa whenever they’re back in Regina, and often ask that Patricia and Kim open an En Vogue in their new city. “We’re often asked to open another spa in other places, but we believe in remaining true to our roots, and expanding often means losing the essence of who you are,” adds Patricia. “Regina is home, and it’s where we’ll stay.” En Vogue is also committed to providing their clients with a safe spa experience. En Vogue is Regina’s only Leading Spas of Canada Quality Assurance Certified Spa. One of the challenges facing spas today is the uncontrolled growth of the industry, and most provinces do not have standards specific for spas. For clients, this means no one is inspecting spas to ensure that treatments are being done is a safe manner. “As spa owners, we believe in being proactive, not reactive. As a 10-year member of the Leading Spas of Canada, we were immediately on board when they established a Leading Spa Quality Assurance Program,” says Patricia. “Our designation means that we meet consistent safety, operational and hygiene standards and conduct regular inspections.” In 2011, Patricia, who is passionate about spa safety, was elected to the board of the Leading Spas of Canada, the association that represents spas across the country. En Vogue also recognizes that a visit to the spa doesn’t always have to be a solo experience. Relaxation and rejuvenation can be shared with one of En Vogue’s spa treatments for couples. Patricia, Kim and their team have six packages designed for two, all of which take place in one of the spa’s private couples’ rooms. Packages include a variety of treatments, including massage, baths, and body scrubs—all made for sharing. “Our couples’ treatments are a great way to relax and reconnect with your partner. You can leave your worries at the door, and just enjoy each other in a peaceful and romantic environment,” says Patricia. And you can always treat yourself too. En Vogue is one of the few spas in Saskatchewan to offer a Vichy shower treatment: a relaxing rain bar massage. “It’s wonderful with a detoxifying mud wrap,” says Kim. With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the time to think of giving the gift of relaxation. En Vogue offers gift certificates in any denomination, spa service or package, and can be ordered online anytime. En Vogue is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To book an appointment, call 306.584.7272. FLR En Vogue Day Spa & Gift Studio Regina’s ONLY Leading Spas of Canada Quality Assurance Spa 2340 Cornwall Street, Regina 306.584.7272 envoguedayspa.com Owners Kim Cassell and Patricia Cassell-Ogilvie


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The store offers more than 240 scents and 10 different colours for your lotions, soaps, shower gels and more. Both Bath Goddess locations have scent bars where customers can create their own unique fragrances by combining up to three scents. In a matter of minutes, you have a unique product all your own. Once you find your signature creation, you’ll never have to worry about it going out of stock - they don’t discontinue fragrances based on the season.  Both stores also carry a vast collection of unscented products to accommodate those with sensitivities or who work in scent-free environments.  Bath Goddess has recently added exciting new home options to their inventory. Their new soy bars are made from a renewable resource, and come

in fantastic scents like Caramel Crunch, Fresh Lavender, and many more that are made with natural Canadian ingredients. The stores also carry soy bar burners, reed diffusers and scented oils.  While both locations strive to offer natural and local products, they also aim to make your shopping experience fun and unique. They offer private shopping parties with host incentives where guests receive a private demonstration, as well as special shopping hours and pricing. The parties are great for splurge groups, bridal showers and other special events.  Both locations also offer a fun opportunity for their younger customers: kids’ birthday parties. Parents can skip the messy house and bring the party to the store. The kids get a quick demo, and then create their own shower gel, soap


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or lotion; they get to take home something they are proud of and enjoy using. Whether shopping for yourself, or buying a luxurious gift, Bath Goddess has the customized selection to ensure you find what you’re looking for. Bath Goddess has dozens of pre-made gift baskets that vary in price, and for those who love to custom-create, Bath Goddess will help you create your own basket of products. Stop by the Quance Street or Rochdale Boulevard locations, and try the scent bar to see how many options Bath Goddess offers. Also, if you are looking for a fun, new fundraising idea, they can help with that too. Being locally owned, they are proud to support local teams, groups and charities. FLR Bath Goddess 2739 Quance St 306.949.2284 3959 Rochdale Blvd 306.924.2284 www.bathgoddess.com

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ettled comfortably on her living room couch, Saskatchewan born-and-based actress and performer, Amy Matysio, appears at ease while taking a short break from her performing lifestyle. Matysio, along with co-star Clinton Carew, recently wrapped up Regina’s Globe Theatre production of the Scottish play Midsummer [A Play With Songs]. Matysio has been stage acting for several years. Perhaps her most memorable performance was in the Globe Theatre’s 2010 The Syringa Tree. “It was a one-woman show in which I played over 20 characters and somewhere around 15 regional South African dialects.” Preparing for that performance was a feat. “I started working on the dialects about four months ahead of time,” explains Matysio. “It was hard and it was amazing. It’s one of those shows that I had so much to learn. Realistically, I never actually thought it was going to come together at all. It taught me so much about myself as a performer, about the personal drive and work ethic required . . . you know, I had to cut out a lot of the drinking!” The hilarious web series inSAYSHAble (www.insayshableonline. com) was created, written and co-produced by Matysio, in conjunction with Minds Eye Entertainment. This mini-series looks at a week in the life of Saysha: a bold, awkward, yet lovable character born from Matysio’s imagination. Directed by Jeff Beesley, inSAYSHAble was a team effort Matysio remembers fondly. “I got to work with some artists from my comedic circles, like Christina [Sicoli] who plays Fran—she’s such a good friend of mine. It was a really great opportunity to collaborate and play these strong, audacious female characters, and make them messy and not always pretty. That’s what makes comedy so fun.” Minds Eye producer Mark Montague worked with Matysio. “We’d been friends since elementary school, so it was a great coming together after all these years working near each other in film and TV.” The closeness of the film industry is something Matysio admires. “The amazing thing about Saskatchewan is that it’s such a small

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and unique community. It is also one of the saddest things about the community disbanding and going away—you’re losing your friends, but you’re also losing these incredibly talented colleagues.” This spring, the provincial government cut the Film Employment Tax Credit, putting enormous strain on the industry. Matysio had a lead role in the movie known as Saskatchewan’s last big one: Stranded. “The last few days [of filming] were very bittersweet. We were making this really fantastic film and it was such a rewarding experience with world renowned talent: the director [Roger Christian], Christian [Slater] . . . it’s heartbreaking, is what it was. It’s just really sad.” “Stranded was such an incredible opportunity for me,” continues Matysio. The science fiction thriller, produced by Mind’s Eye Entertainment, was shot in Regina. It wasn’t the only film Matysio starred in within her home town. Just Friends (2005) was “the first time I got to work on a large budget film like that . . . learning the ropes, and being exposed to the big picture of how it all worked at that level. It was exciting for me and gratifying and fun. The role was great, and the people were amazing. I think I’ll always remember that as one of my favorite projects in Saskatchewan.” Matysio believes that hard work and perseverance pay off. “Work begets work. And I’m one of those people who will keep working until I get those big jobs that I want.” She has an impressive list of credits behind her name already: the female lead, Chelsea, in the Single White Spenny television series; other television appearances including Corner Gas and Little Mosque on the Prairie; movie roles in Mulligans, Chained, Vampire Dog, Ferocious, Dolan’s Cadillac, Sleepwalking, and more. With six Canadian Comedy Award nominations—five for her work with the General Fools Improv Troupe and one for her role on Single White Spenny—comedy is something Matysio has always enjoyed. “I’ve always understood how to make somebody laugh. I think when you figure that out, it’s the best thing ever.


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Making someone laugh is awesome.” Matysio sees more of the same in her future. In ten years, “I will be doing this for sure. I don’t see myself not doing this.” Matysio has worked hard for her roles, and admits there is a learning process. “You have to find inner confidence because you might not always have it on the outside . . . and always know that nobody owes you anything. You don’t get jobs just because you’re here. You still have to be the right person for the job.” “I’m a pretty loud person, a pretty strong woman, pretty ballsy girl. As my sister says, ‘please use your indoor voice more often.’ ” Recognizing that it’s important to have support, Matysio appreciates her family, friends and boyfriend. “My family has always been extremely supportive, and that’s been really invaluable to me.” Matysio met her boyfriend, musician Karrnnel Sawitsky, three years ago at the 2009 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards. Both artists were nominated in the under- 30 category. Although neither won, the experience brought them together as a couple. “I’m supported and understood,” says Matysio. Karrnnel, as he’s known musically, is a fiddle player for the quartet, The Fretless. This fall, The Fretless won the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards’ Instrumental Recording of the Year for their album Waterbound. Does Matysio have a musical side herself? “I sing and I play piano. I wish I was a rock star, like everybody!” she laughs. The two are collaborating on a nonprofit venture to inspire and support kids to go into the arts. “I think it’s important to reach out and say this is the state of the arts, this is how you can enter, and this is how you can branch out. It’s about confidence, and finding it, and knowing you can have it.” Matysio adds, “I want to keep growing, and I want to keep learning. As much as I’ve been inspired by the people that I’ve worked with, I hope to be able to pass that on to other people and to young artists and help them.” Matysio reflects on advice that she has received during her journey through the acting world. “There’s a piece of advice that floats with a lot

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of my friends: f– ’em if they can’t take a joke,” she laughs. “It really does just mean you have to have humor and humility. You have to work hard, and you have to go for things, but in the end, you have to still be happy with what you’re doing. Working to please others all the time is not going to get you very far. Comedy is great because you can use it to remind people how ridiculous we all are. So relax and learn to laugh. You’ll look younger!” On Matysio’s horizon is a new documentary series airing on CityTV. Launched in October, On Site takes a look at the mega projects all over the province. As the series host, Matysio laughs, “I went on a crazy adventure! It was great to explore what goes goes on in this province from an industrial perspective, meet people and ask them about what they’re doing.” Passionate about her work and knowing she’s finding her place in the industry, Matysio confides, “Every time someone says, ‘I watched inSAYASHAble and you are funny,’ I think, thank you, that’s what I was trying to do. I’m always going to want to make people laugh.” This charming and effusive Saskatchewan actress and performer continues to grow and succeed in her multi-faceted career. Matysio’s zest for life, her work ethic and her talent will carry her a long way. FLR

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Melanie Wildman, CEO and Senior Patient Facilitator, Claire Lajeunesse-Lewko, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and successful bariatric patient

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elanie Wildman had been through it all—diets, pills, and exercises—the same things many people try to lose weight. “I’ve always struggled with my weight. I had gained and lost 70lbs several times over,” says Melanie. Four years ago she made the life changing decision to get bariatric surgery. Since that time, Melanie has lost over 100lbs from her highest weight and managed to keep it off. Even though Melanie had the support and encouragement of her family, she still felt alone. Since she had elected to have her surgery outside of Canada, there was nowhere for her to go for medical follow-ups and support. This troubling

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experience lead Melanie to begin facilitating support groups for people in the same position. With nothing but positive reception, Melanie realized how badly professional services for postbariatric surgery patients are needed. So, Weight Loss Forever was born. Founder and CEO Melanie Wildman and her company Weight Loss Forever have come a long way since 2009. After two rigorous years of review, Weight Loss Forever has become Canada’s only Bariatric Centre with the International Centre of Excellence designation. The prestigious centre has also been designated one of the top ten hospitals in the world. These standards are not easy to come by, and assure patients

they will be in the best hands under the safest conditions. Weight Loss Forever has a luxurious and state-of-the-art medical facility where doctors are on duty around the clock, as well as a leading team of bariatric staff. Their chief surgeon, Dr. Liza Pompa, has an impeccable background in medicine. Acquiring her training at the Mayo Clinic in the United States, she is also the first woman in the World to achieve the surgeon of excellence designation and was recently featured in Newsweek. While brilliant and internationally acclaimed, Dr. Pompa is also professional and compassionate. Weight Loss Forever’s state-of-the-art hospital is astounding, but not the only


thing that sets Weight Loss Forever apart. The highly trained staff supports you before, during, and after your surgery, providing a variety of necessary, but often overlooked, services. This comprehensive approach includes on going education, support, pre and postoperative care, nutritional guidelines, support groups, social advocacy, an online program, and one on one support and encouragement. Staffed with nurses, councillors, personal trainers and nutritionists, Weight Loss Forever provides support each step of the way. Their multifaceted approach has demonstrated the large difference between patients who receive care post surgery, and those who do not. While the average wait time to get bariatric surgery in Canada is anywhere from 2-13 years, according to the Canadian Medical Association, Weight Loss Forever works efficiently to get their clients treatment within 4-8 weeks from when they are approved. The dedicated team will help you decide which type of surgery is right for you. Melanie and her staff track data on everything you can imagine— resolutions, health problems, depression, overall weight loss, psychological well being, and smoking to name a few. “It’s really the most critical part,” explains Melanie. Patients who follow the WeightLoss Forever program are much more successful overall, including losing about 23% more weight in their first year than those who are not compliant with the program. This is hugely significant, and can mean over 40lbs in a twoyear period. “What’s the point in having surgery without a program that can drastically increase your overall success and weight loss?,” questions Melanie. Compassionate and understanding staff are key to Weight Loss Forever’s goals and visions. Most of the staff have undergone surgery and their own struggle with weight loss, proving an air of confidence and understanding. “Losing weight frees you up to concentrate on all different kinds of things. It saves an amazing amount of emotional and intellectual energy,” explains Melanie. This means more time and energy for the things that are a priority in your life. On November 30th, Weight Loss Forever will be holding their annual Christmas party— the Little Black Dress Gala. Two of their top surgeons will be flying in, giving past patients and potential surgery candidates a chance to interact and ask questions. Weight Loss Forever will also be handing out awards to patients who have had great success. “Some of our patients have gone onto climb mountains and compete in triathlons. This just wouldn’t have been conceivable for them before surgery. It’s exciting,” effuses Melanie. All money raised

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through the Little Black Dress Gala goes An interior shot of the Weight Loss Forever LIMARP Hospital to charity. “We’re really excited to be

you suffer from obesity, you might e a candidate for the new, innovative ogram with Weight Loss Forever. Based Saskatoon, Weight Loss Forever is the nly company of its kind in Canada and fers a permanent

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giving back to Saskatoon.” Consisting of a fashion show, live music, prizes, awards, and dinner, the evening proves to be a fun event for Saskatoon’s finest every year. The Gala will take place at the Odeon—get your tickets early so you don’t miss out!

and obesity and was familiar with th procedure and its successful results.

Weight Loss Forever isweight, changing the lives Melani After losing her of people across the country. Originally became Mrs. and Mrs foundedSaskatchewan in Saskatoon, they now have offices representing from Calgary through our to the countr Canada 2011, Maritimes. “Saskatchewan is an amazing internationally. incredible what yo province “It’s to do business in. The business community is full of entrepreneurs, and can achieveit’swhen you have the tools yo inspiring to be a part of that growth and innovation” says Melanie. FLR need to succeed,” Wildman says.

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What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Surgery Research Your Surgeon

Not all surgeons are are created equal or have the same level of training or experience. Think about the game of golf – a weekend golfer will never make the PGA. Plastic surgeons are the same – the more procedures they have done with excellent results, the better their overall outcomes will be. It is also critical that you know their credentials. Verify that they have the training they are claiming and ensure your plastic surgeon is Board Certified. Seeing a certificate is not enough – always check directly!

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If you are thinking about a facelift, ask for pictures of facelifts that your surgeon has actually done. If you are thinking about breast augmentation, ask to see pictures of breast augmentations. Be thorough in your research, after all – this is your body we are talking about!

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It’s one thing to see beautiful before and after photos – but what do the people who have actually been through it have to say about their experience? How was the care? How well did the surgeon explain the procedures, risks and outcomes with them? How did they feel about their follow up care? Would they do it again? Would they recommend their surgeon to their own family?

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Leading up to your procedure, take extra care to eat healthy, fresh, low sugar foods that are high in protein. Make sure to drink lots of water and exercise – the healthier you are, the faster your recovery and the better your results will be. And read everything you can about the procedures you are considering. Knowledge is power!

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r. Carmen Dybwad, who grew up on a farm near Sedley, has been the Chief Executive Officer of IPAC-CO2 Research Inc., an environmental non-government organization (ENGO) working to combat climate change, since 2010. Prior to joining IPAC-CO2 Research Inc., she was President of the Energy Council of Canada for two years, and

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also served a seven-year term on the National Energy Board.

experience a four to five degree increase in the temperature of the earth.

Why should readers of this magazine be concerned about climate change?

How will that impact our lifestyle?

CD: Because climate change is happening, and it poses a real threat to the health and happiness of everyone on earth. If we do nothing about it, kids today, over their lifetime, could

CD: In a number of ways. As just one example, the spread of diseases like West Nile Virus, Hantavirus and tickborne Lyme disease has been linked to the change in our climate. That’s not good news for us.


Is the solution to climate change to stop burning fossil fuels in our vehicles and power plants? CD: We know that fossil fuels will continue to be used for a very long time. It’s not realistic or advisable to expect humanity to stop overnight. We believe that reducing fossil fuel emissions to a minimum is the key to a successful campaign to combat climate change. How is IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. involved in this campaign? CD: Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a key weapon to combat climate change. IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. exists to ensure it is safe to store carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground. Isn’t storing CO2 in the ground risky? CD: Everything has a risk in life. Sending our children off to school each day is risky, but as parents we take a series of steps to minimize risk. That’s exactly what we do in the new CCS industry. We’re here to minimize the risk of storing CO2 deep underground. What is CCS? CD: CCS is the process of capturing CO2 emissions from industrial complexes before it’s released into the atmosphere, putting it under high pressure and

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Isn’t that where fossil fuels come from—deep in the ground? CD: Yes. This is like tidying up after ourselves, by putting carbon dioxide back where it came from and not into the air. How effective is this new CCS industry?

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CD: Scientists estimate between 14 and 20 per cent of the goal to fight climate change can be achieved with carbon capture and storage. It’s a major step towards a sustainable, low-carbon, more responsible future for all of us. This is very technical. What can I do to help? CD: Get the facts. Get involved. Read! It’s not about how we use fossil fuels today, but how we prepare the world for the future—a future for our children and our children’s children. FLR IPAC-CO2 Research Inc. 120-2 Research Drive Regina, SK 306.206.0127

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ExpEriEncE What BEauty FEEls likE By Shawna Common photos andrew SammonS

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asha’s Day Spa is the place to go for professional spa and medical spa treatments. Natasha Freistadt has been doing medical spa laser treatments for more than nine years, and you can be sure the treatments offered there are provided by qualified practitioners with certifications and experience. Their staff members are committed to providing an exceptional spa experience for all their clients. They work hard to follow current industry trends, and provide the

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latest treatments offered with the everchanging spa market. Natasha started Tasha’s Day Spa on February 1, 2011 to offer her clients a premium spa experience with modern technology and quality products in an enjoyable atmosphere. Staff members are pleased to provide their clients with leading edge non-invasive medical spa treatments. The industry is just becoming familiar with these innovative treatments, but Natasha is fortunate

to have ample experience as well as plenty of certifications. Non-invasive medical spa treatments represent the most rapidly developing segment of the industry; it includes laser hair removal, chemical peels, sun spot removal, spider vein removal and microdermabrasion. In addition to Natasha’s ample experience, she holds eight certificates to operate medical spa lasers, two advanced nail certificates, one aesthetics certificate and a business management certificate.


Tasha and her staff are committed to providing individual attention and innovative procedures through unique treatments that meet their customers’ needs. Customers enjoy a complete range of aesthetic services such as manicures, pedicures, nails, facials and waxing. “We pay strict attention to detail, and we make our customers feel as though it’s all about them,” explains Natasha. “We are professional, honest and committed to integrity. If a treatment is not going to work for a specific client, we will assist the client to choose an alternative therapy; we even refer our clients to medical professionals if we are unable to treat customers’ concerns. We are genuinely concerned about our customers’ interests and wellbeing, and our customers appreciate our integrity and dedication to consistently providing high customer satisfaction. Our customer base is mostly referred, and we have many repeat clients.” The spa specializes in providing laser treatments for a variety of issues, as well as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. The treatment is surprisingly fast, and feels like a warm elastic band snapping on the skin. The usual treatment time for the underarm area is only five minutes, bikini time is 20 to 30 minutes, and lower leg time is typically only 45 minutes. Because Tasha’s Day Spa is located close to downtown, and has ample free onstreet parking, many ladies have these treatments during their lunch hour. You can find Tasha’s Day Spa at 925 11th Ave. between Winnipeg Street and Arcola Avenue. Experience what beauty feels like by booking your appointment at Tasha’s Day Spa. Call 306.352.0252 or book online at www.tashasdayspa.com. FLR Owner, Natasha Freistadt with Brittinee Wiley

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Tasha’s also specializes in helping men look great too.

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love it when I hear about an example of exemplary service. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find recent examples of exemplary customer service. Few service providers have it spot-on about how to take care of you, the customer. I personally experienced a very striking example of poor service. I recently moved, and the home security company I was dealing with in the past continued to bill me for security on a home I no longer owned. When I phoned to talk about it, I was overwhelmed with the number of phone calls it took to fix what seemed like a simple problem. As a friend with a similar problem said, “The process almost took away my will to live.” I mention this issue because in the hearing care industry, I find myself almost needing to apologize on a daily basis for the poor service a patient has received elsewhere in Saskatchewan. The educational standards are poor for those providing hearing aids in Saskatchewan. The good news is that the process is changing, but as with all change, it is occurring slowly. Do not settle for second best; there are excellent qualified clinics out there that can fix other people’s wrongs.

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At Eastside Audiology, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to you, the patient. We stress the team approach; the treatment options that we come up with are what you and our team together deem to be the most appropriate. If you are not comfortable with any part of the process, we will address those issues. I hear from my patients about how hearing aids can be a love-hate relationship, and that it would be priceless if only they could hear better without hearing aids to fiddle with. This past month, I’ve received specialized training in invisible extendedwear hearing aids. You can sleep with them, shower with them, and there is no cleaning and no battery changes. Well, fiddle no more—it is all about you. In the last month, I’ve also raised the bar once again for southern Saskatchewan for the most experience in tinnitus management, also known as ringing in the ears. If there is a way that our highly experienced and educated staff can help you, we won’t stop until we’ve succeeded. I’m personally thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of my patients and their families. Happy holidays everyone. FLR


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to help make people feel good about themselves,” Kim says. “Venus Freeze is the ultimate way to do that.” The Venus Freeze is the basic tool for every procedure at NuBody Fx. It uses multi-polar radio frequency waves (RF) and pulse magnetic fields to stimulate changes in your skin’s cell structure. The machine is used in a massage-like treatment that feels warm and smooth on your body–much like the spa favourite

hot stone massage. It’s non-invasive, safe, and doesn’t require any downtime after a procedure. You simply walk in, get your treatment, and walk out to continue with the rest of your day. Wrinkles are caused by changes in your dermis and epidermis as you age. As you get older, circulation lessens; the collagen in your skin breaks down and it’s produced at a slower rate–all which leads to wrinkles. NuBody Fx offers an


effective treatment that helps restore your body’s production of collagen, improves blood flow and your skin’s elasticity, and dramatically reduces the look of wrinkles. The treatment works in two ways. Magnetic pulses induce your body to release growth factors for new blood vessels to create better circulation. The RF portion of the treatment creates controlled damage to your collagen, stimulating your body to create more, which in turn improves the skin’s elasticity. Together, the two processes utilize your body’s own healing power to turn back the clock. The wrinkle treatment also works on other parts of the body, including the abdomen, upper arms and legs, which often have loose skin that’s difficult to lose without treatment.

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NuBody Fx also offers cellulite treatment. Cellulite refers to the fat deposited close to the skin, separated by collagen fibres. As the collagen fibres break down, the fat cells bulge out, creating the orange peel-like look of cellulite. Like the treatment for wrinkles, the process for cellulite promotes the creation of new blood vessels for better circulation; it promotes collagen synthesis though controlled damage stimulation, causing the body to repair itself. All of NuBody’s non-invasive treatments will assist every age group with varied areas of focus at affordable pricing. They’re safe, pain-free, and best of all, have no recovery time. Kim is currently located in Emerald Park, but will be moving to Beyond Bath and Body in Regina on January 1, 2013. She is currently offering free demonstrations to anyone curious about the treatments. To see the results for yourself, call her at 306.596.3473 to book your free demonstration. For more information, check out the website or find NuBody Fx on Facebook. FLR

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wo Regina chefs competed for top spot in a culinary challenge at the fall Sysco Regina Food Expo held in Regina in mid-September. For the past three years, Sysco Regina has partnered with the Canadian Culinary Federation Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC), and this was the second year that the Regina branch of the CCF has participated in the Regina show. Chefs apply to compete at the show, and the winner moves on to the provincial competition at Sysco Regina’s Spring Food Expo in Saskatoon. This year’s winner, Prasad Chavan, is a sous chef from the Saskatchewan Hotel Radisson Plaza; if he is successful at the provincial level, he will go on to compete at the national competition in June 2013. Rob Harrison from Rushton Catering, chair of the Regina Chef’s Association explains, “The chefs and their teams are judged on setup, preparation, taste, presentation and work procedure. There is a first course, a main course and dessert; this year, the competition

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courses were salmon and pheasant. This event is a great way to showcase the southern Saskatchewan culinary scene to everyone in the industry, including restaurants, institutions and caterers. It’s a great time, fun to watch, and a stellar opportunity to network with chefs and the food service industry in Saskatchewan. We all have the same goal, which is to provide the best possible food products.” Trent Brears, new president of CCFCC’s Regina branch, and long-time food services manager at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, was one of the event judges. Brears says the Sysco Regina Food Expo is a great venue for this competition. “We [CCFCC and Sysco Regina] are both in the same industry. Without food suppliers, there are no kitchens and chefs; without kitchens and chefs, there are no food suppliers. It goes hand-in-hand. In fact, many chefs move on to become sales representatives for food companies. Our culinary profession

gains exposure at these large food shows, and the competition is an added feature that helps draw people to the show.” In addition to the exposure that the CCFCC gains at events like the Sysco Regina Food Expo, the Gold Medal Plate Dinner, and the annual international reception hosted by Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food, Brears has set some goals for his two-year term as president. “I want to spark up the flare, and enlighten people about who are and what we can do, train and educate our young people, including our junior chapter, and pass the torch on to younger members of the profession who can bring new life and vision. By raising the profile of the profession and getting more people involved in our organization, members get motivated and feel like they are part of something; hopefully this will help to retain the members we have, and attract new people to do bigger and better things.”


Brears wants to see the CCFCC Regina branch build more connections, particularly with local farmers and farmers’ markets. “We want to be and buy as local as possible. I would rather buy from a neighbour next door than someone in South America. If we can buy product from local farmers where we know how the product is raised and/or fed, and get fresh product that is close at hand, that helps us out. At the same time, we can help the farmer grow and develop, and even create new products.” Brears has also played a large role in recently launching the firstever website for the CCFCC Regina branch. Competing coastto-coast himself since 1986, and captain of the Saskatchewan Culinary Team at the 2000 Culinary Olympics in Germany, Brears hopes the credibility he carries among the branch membership will help build more momentum within the organization and the culinary profession in southern Saskatchewan. “They know who I am and what I’m about, and other members are stepping forward to help out.” Brears hasn’t stopped there; he also believes that more educational sessions will bring out professional chefs and cooks more often. “I’ve been in this industry many years, there is more competition for the consumer dollar all the time, and it can be tough. As chefs, we constantly have to be creative, and come up with new things. For example, in November, we’re holding an educational on preparing pears; and soon we will hold a chocolate tempering demonstration.” More information can be found at www.ccfccregina.ca. Sysco Regina is pleased to have the CCFCC chef challenge at their annual Fall Food Expo. The expo is an invitation-only one day event, where more than 100 vendors from across Canada supply samples of their wares for the Regina food service community. Duane Kohl, Sysco Regina president, says the event has high value. “Sysco is a global leader in supplying, marketing and distributing quality food products all over Canada. This expo is an opportunity to bring the best customers to the best vendors to network and discover new products, techniques and generate sales. Vendors are enthusiastic about the contacts and sales leads that this show generates. Suppliers and customers are able to experience the latest products and developments in the food service industry, and they have discovered the value of creativity.” FLR TOP LEFT Trent Brears, president CCFCC Regina Branch TOP RIGHT Duane Kohl, president and Lamiley Lutterodt, marketing manager, Sysco Regina MIDDLE Judges Leo Pantel and Lloyd Frank BOTTOM Dish prepared by Stacey Ryder and Khalid Mahraoui, Casino Regina contestants

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West 2012 A Buffet of Western CAnAdiAn MusiC By Nykea Marie Behiel

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he 10-year anniversary of Breakout West was held this year in Regina. SaskMusic, Alberta Music Industry Association, Manitoba Music, Music BC, and Music Yukon collaborate to showcase Western Canadian music to the world, educate musicians, and recognize those who have excelled in their field. The three-day event consists of a conference, festival and awards. Attracting more than 50 western Canadian performers and 350 music industry leaders and delegates from around the world, Breakout West is where music and business collide. A variety of Saskatchewan artists were present, several profiled below.

Indigo Joseph With a mandate of delivering a memorable experience to the audience, this Regina band is a creative fusion of blues, pop, dance and rock. “The more fun we have, the more fun the audience has,” says Eric. “This event is a great opportunity for us to take the reach we have regionally, and stretch it nationally. SaskMusic has been integral to our progress,” adds Eric. “It’s about knowing how to fill out a grant, all the paperwork, but it’s also about networking and shaking hands,” adds Etienne. “It’s hard to say how our music embodies the prairies,” says Eric. “Maybe it’s our do-it-yourself attitude,” offers Etienne. Whatever it is, these four gentlemen are proud to be from the Prairies, and carry that pride with them wherever they are travelling.

Blake Berglund “I tried to hone in on the art of writing a great lyric, line by line. Every line, every syllable is important,” says Blake, whose discipline led him to folk roots and country music. Since his dad and brother are cowboys, it wasn’t hard for Blake to take on that role himself. “It’s great to be in a musical genre where I can take on a ‘country-esque’ role. The community has really gotten behind me,” he says appreciatively. “To have the opportunity to play in front of new crowds, and build a personal relationship with people is amazing,” says Blake. Having been in the industry for many years, Blake knows what he owes his success to. “The three keys to success are to work hard, be good to your fans and stay true to your art,” says Blake. When it comes to hard work, Blake knows all about it. After selling a few albums to neighbours, Blake continued to go door-to-door, city-to-city, selling more than 15,000 albums. This work ethic and dedication have gone into one of his newest projects, starting his own independent label, Oceanman Records. “It’s never been a goal to win an award. It’s been a goal to be 75 and a known songwriter.”

Slow Down Molasses An eclectic mix of drone folk and dream pop, this Saskatoon band has left a Saskatchewan-sized imprint all over Canada, the Blake Berglund. Photo Calvin fehr

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United States and Europe. With its roots loosely placed in 2007, the band is constantly evolving and growing into their sound. “Breakout West is interesting, there are a lot of familiar faces. It’s great to have that sense of family on your home turf,” says Chris Morin. He and the rest of the band got home from Germany the night before Breakout West officially opened. “Its great to be here. Lower stress—we’re not learning how to drive in Europe or use amps from the Netherlands,” jokes Chris. “The prairies have always anchored our song writing, though it’s hard to define what a prairie sound is.”

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Library Voices With seven dynamic members, Regina band Library Voices has a phenomenal stage presence and enrapturing lyrics. “Breakout West is a good meeting of the minds,” says Carl. The successful band is thrilled to have the conference and festival in Regina. “It’s home turf for us. We’re kind of the hosts, we show everyone around,” says Amanda. “SaskMusic does a great job of bringing in people from all over,” says Carl. The Saskatchewan pride is clear. “We’re kind of isolated here,” says Carl. “The winter can get pretty depressing, but that informs our worldview.” The band’s most recent album, Summer of Lust, was written in the middle of winter. “When you go somewhere, you are the band from the prairies,” says Carl. “We wouldn’t have stuck around if we weren’t proud,” jokes Amanda. “No matter what we do, we always sound like a Canadian band,” adds Carl.

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Jay Semko “I had a blast at Breakout West, I think it was great,” effuses Canadian music legend Jay Semko. Known globally for his work as a singer, songwriter, bassist, composer, and voice over artist, Saskatchewanians are proud to call Jay Semko our own. While he has accomplished a great deal, including going multi-platinum with the Northern Pikes, Jay stays humble and genuine. “I really went out of my way to find new and interesting music. Finding a little more of that ‘off the beaten track’ type music led me to try writing more unique and interesting songs.” Jay found his niche in song writing. “When I started writing about things that I knew, then my writing got a lot better. I put more of myself into it, my own experiences and my own personality.” Jay is currently working on an online television/ radio show that will be debuting within the next few weeks.

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Yet another honour was bestowed on the Northern Pikes during Breakout West 2012— they were inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Sunday night industry awards gala. Well done, Breakout West: recognizing and nurturing Western Canadian music talent, while providing an incredible weekend of entertainment. FLR Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy of Breakout West 2012

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Bistro Fine Dining in east regina BY FLR STAFF PHOTOS CALVIN FEHR

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ason Carmen has been cooking for 18 years, and has always dreamed of owning his own restaurant that produced fresh and quality cuisine. Jason, and his wife Tasha, purchased the Mediterranean Bistro in 2010, and are excited to offer Regina a taste of fresh bistro cuisine. All the cuisine is prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients, including fresh, not frozen AAA beef and fish. “Fish and beef lose some of their texture and flavour if it has been frozen. It is vital that ingredients are at the peak of their freshness and flavour when they are used in our cuisine,� explains Jason. Mediterranean Bistro only employs journeyperson chefs to work in the restaurant, and all servers are experienced in customer service. Servers are also experienced and trained in wine, and are able to suggest the perfect wine to complement any dish at the

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restaurant. Chefs at the restaurant are highly trained and experienced, so they are able to understand the importance of flavour, texture and aroma. Atmosphere is also an important aspect of fine dining, and the restaurant features an authentic bistro style atmosphere that one would find in France or Italy. All the staff members at the Mediterranean Bistro are passionate about food, and are excited to pass that passion onto their customers. Servers are able to suggest wines for every dish, from appetizers, entrees to desserts. They are also able to answer any questions customers may have about the menu. The Mediterranean Bistro believes it is important to build relationships with its customers, and is committed to ensuring customers are completely satisfied with their food and service.

Mediterranean Bistro has a new menu to compliment the signature dishes created by Jason and his chefs. The new menu features the cedar plank salmon, and signature dishes such as beef wellington, fish trio, seafood chowder, sesame crusted ahi tuna served with an in-house prepared Szechuan, as well as many other delights. The menu changes with the seasons to highlight the freshest produce. They source the freshest and finest fish available, fly it in from all over the world to the restaurant, and serve it to diners in sauces and styles chosen to accentuate the flavours and textures of these extraordinary fish. Mediterranean Bistro uses French and Italian influences with a modern twist to the traditional dishes. The restaurant also prepares all the menu items from scratch, including the delectable cheesecake. They are committed to


Ahi Tuna 7-8 oz. fresh Ahi Tuna 1/tsp. wasabi paste 1 tbsp. soya sauce Sesame seeds  

Szechuan sauce 1/2 cup canola oil 4 tbsp. fresh garlic (mince) 4 tbsp. fresh ginger (mince) 3 tsp. red chili flakes 4 tbsp. brown sugar 4 tbsp. rice vinegar 3/4 cup sesame oil

Method Make the Szechuan first by adding all the ingredients together and blend in a food processor. For the tuna, spread the wasabi paste on the fish, and soak in the soya sauce for about a minute, then roll in the sesame seeds. Heat a pan on medium to high heat with a bit of oil. Wait until the oil is almost at a smoking point, then gently place the tuna in the pan and cook for about 10 seconds. Turn the tuna over and cook for another 10 seconds for a rare tuna. Remove from the pan and set on a cutting board. Slice the tuna on the bias and plate. Drizzle the Szechuan sauce on top and enjoy.

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sourcing out the best local products, from Saskatchewan beef tenderloin to vegetables from the farmers’ market. The restaurant uses only fresh, quality ingredients prepared and served at the height of their taste, texture and aroma to ensure the best possible dining experience. Newly renovated with a modern design, the Mediterranean Bistro has a new open concept patio for diners that want the true European bistro experience. The Mediterranean Bistro servers don’t just serve food; they build relationships with their customers through fine cuisine and customer service. “Customer service is our top priority,” says Jason. “Our servers are there to ensure our customers enjoy their entire dining experience.”

Red Velvet Cheesecake with Cream Cheese Icing and Shaved Chocolate

The chefs at Mediterranean Bistro also understand the importance of appetizing presentation, by ensuring all dishes are arranged to entice the palette. Mediterranean Bistro also understands the value of using fresh, quality ingredients for their dishes. Each dish that is brought to the customer is presented at the peak of its flavour, texture and aroma. They have something delicious for everyone. “They are really wonderfully prepared dishes, and everything is prepared to perfection. The presentation of the food is elegant, and the taste of the food is amazing. It’s like eating a piece of art. The servers are very professional and friendly. Mediterranean Bistro is one of the few places in Regina that makes you feel like you’ve eaten in a fancy restaurant without breaking the bank. I’ve been to many restaurants in Regina, so I can say with some measure of certainty that you’d be hardpressed to find a better restaurant in Regina, especially one that offers such an affordable fine dining experience. Mediterranean Bistro blows all other fine dining restaurants right out of the water,” raves customer Scott Waters. For an affordable fine dining experience, visit the Mediterranean Bistro at 2589 Quance Street East in Regina. Customers may make reservations, or simply drop by the restaurant for an amazing dining experience. You may call to book reservations at (306) 757-1666, or for more information including a variety of menus, visit their website at www.medbistro.ca.FLR

Mediterranean Bistro 2589 Quance Street Regina 306.757.1666 www.medbistro.ca

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ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR Winter 2012/2013

NovEmbER 2012 - FEbRuARy 2013 Nov 21 - Dec 30, 2012 Globe Theatre Wizard of Oz

Dec 8, 2012 Cathedral village District Light Up the Village

Jan 26, 2013 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Masterworks, Une Soirée à Paris

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2012 mosaic Place, moose Jaw Capital One Canada Cup of Curling

Dec 12, 2012 Conexus Arts Centre Handel’s Messiah

Jan 31 - Feb 9, 2013 Globe Theatre Bad Blood

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2012 Downtown moose Jaw Deck the Halls extravaganza

Dec 13 - 15, 2012 mae Wilson Theatre, moose Jaw The Gift of the Maji

Feb 9, 2013 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Masterworks, Bohemia

Dec 2, 2012 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Family, Beethoven’s Christmas

Dec 31, 2012 Saskatchewan Science Centre Noon Year’s Eve

Feb 14, 2013 Conexus Arts Centre Diana Krall

Dec 5, 2012 Conexus Arts Centre Vinyl Cafe Christmas Show with Stuart McLean

Jan 1, 2013 Government House New Year’s Day Levee

Feb 16, 2013 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Pops, The Oscars

Dec 7, 2012 The Exchange Kreayshawn

Jan 12, 2013 Conexus Arts Centre RSO Pops, Canadian Brass

Feb 22, 2013 Wakamow valley, moose Jaw Shake off the Winter Blues

Dec 7 - 8, 2012 brandt Centre Disney’s Phineas & Ferb

Jan 23 - Feb 10, 2013 Globe Theatre Henry and Alice: Into the Wild

Feb 26 - March 3, 2013 Globe Theatre Blue Box

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Determined l-r Matt Karkabatov-Lead Guitar, Jeff Liberet-Percussion, Keifer Francis-Vocals, Nick Moroz-Bass

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e are the method by which the provincial government supports the commercialization of Saskatchewan music,” explains John-Paul (J.P.) Ellson, chief executive officer and general legal counsel for SaskMusic.

record labels, whose main goal is to manufacture profit. Technology and awareness have led to a deterioration of the traditional music industry, and music associations provide very affordable assistance where in place. “To an extent we are becoming what major labels used to be but without the profit.”

The organization works to provide opportunities and education for musicians to generate income from their art. As a non-profit, SaskMusic doesn’t make judgement calls. “We help anyone, in any genre.” The motivation differs dramatically from traditional

Active in Regina, Saskatoon, and all throughout Saskatchewan, SaskMusic has helped introduce many great local bands to audiences and markets. One of the most notable names as of late is The Sheepdogs. “They deserve all the credit. They are the hardest working band,”

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emphasizes J.P. “They were one of two acts we took to LA in 2011 to introduce them to the film and television market.” Another exciting band emerging out of Saskatoon, Deep Dark Woods, accompanied them on the trip. Rah Rah and Library Voices are two bands that are growing their fan base internationally with some help from SaskMusic. “With the way things have been changing, artists are finding that they’re having to become micro entrepreneurs,” explains J.P. Musicians need to understand how to market themselves, get onto a festival lineup, and


entice booking agents. SaskMusic facilitates educational opportunities, including online programming for rural acts as well. Determined, a new metal band out of Regina, is planning to apply for an album grant with SaskMusic. Going through the process of putting everything together — photos, band biography, and a music demo — is beneficial even if the band is not chosen for the grant. “We’re looking for all the opportunities we can get and to just promote ourselves,” explains Jeff Liberet, percussionist for Determined. In the half of a year they’ve been together, the band has worked very hard to create a presence, including online. They are active on their facebook page, which can be found at facebook.com/determinedproject. Aside from working with artists, SaskMusic has a busy year with events. The Canadian Country Music Awards, BreakOut West, and the Juno awards will all be held in Saskatchewan this year. “We’re coming into our busiest year ever,” says J.P. The recent Canadian Country Music Awards, or the CCMAs, were the most successful in ticket sales in CCMA history. Televised nationally, the awards were an exciting event for SaskMusic to have in the province. BreakOut West, an event put on by six western music industry associations, will be held in Regina this fall. This is a three-day event that combines an educational aspect and a festival performance. International delegates and festival buyers attend, making it a great way for acts to be discovered. “Because of online access, the pool of talent has grown geometrically,” says J.P. The 2013 Juno Awards will be in Regina, and are sure to bring a lot of music attention to the province. This annual presentation to Canadian musical artists comes with a lot of glamour and expectations, with past hosts like William Shatner, Russell Peters, and Rick Mercer, fans anxiously await the announcement of the 2013 host. “We have a recognition that music is of value to this province,” says J.P. Their mission, according to the SaskMusic website, is to “stimulate the growth and development of the Saskatchewan music industry through leadership, promotion, training, advocacy and partnership.” The committed and knowledgeable staff works to do just that. FLR Jen Lane and John Antoniuk

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on’t wait until “bucket list” time; start your underwater adventure now. Come in and start today; you can get a taste of discovery with either a snorkelling lesson or a Discover Scuba lesson in just one evening. The most common sentiment we hear from people is “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” Nearly three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered with water, and under that water is a vast expanse abounding with life. At Planet Scuba, we have all you need to start exploring the hidden treasure that exists there. Not only do we have what you need to start, we also have what you need for every stage

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of underwater discovery and every age group and/or size, whether it is swimwear and gear, apparel, exposure protection, snorkelling gear, spear fishing gear and/or scuba gear. We also offer snorkelling and scuba diving training. If you purchase new snorkelling gear from us (mask, snorkel and fins), we will throw in a snorkelling bag and snorkelling lesson as a gift to ensure you have proper fitting gear and know how to use it. This will maximize your underwater experience. We have Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) who are qualified

to train beginner courses all the way up to professional levels of diving. To ensure safety and comfort, we have packaged our scuba courses with basic snorkelling gear, so that by the end of your course you are knowledgeable and prepared for whatever adventure awaits you. Our pool sessions are held on Friday nights throughout the year unless Friday falls on a statutory holiday. We also have pool sessions on Saturday nights when needed. Each week, we have divers of various ages and skill levels in the pool: students learning to snorkel or scuba dive, trained divers taking advanced courses or just keeping up their skills,


MiddLe L-R Beryl Johnson, Brad Johnson (owner/instructor), Rhonda Hunter (administrator) with Caleb Hunter, Dennis Hunter with Kyla Hunter. RIGht Caleb Hunter, three years old, snorkelling

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leave, and then finish your course on your trip with any PADI instructor in the world.

Those with families can enjoy the adventure together. All ages, from children just learning to swim and older, can take swimming to the next level with some snorkelling gear. We train children as young as 10 and adults well into their retirement years.

Want to have a tropical vacation planned for you? We do that too. We plan and partner with other dive organizations to plan trips around the world to tropical destinations throughout the year. Our trips include landbased accommodation and luxury liveaboard cruises in many destinations. Each year we offer different destinations, and every year we travel to British Columbia, Mexico and the Bahamas.

Each scuba diving certification includes classwork, pool sessions and open water sessions. If you have a trip planned, you can still learn to dive before your trip. With a referral course, you can get your class work and pool sessions done before you

If you want to stick closer to home, we do open-water dives in the summer months in lakes that are within an hour or two from

Regina. Many prairie divers also take up spear fishing; prairie fish may not be pretty, but they are good for eating. So, what’s your excuse? FLR

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Planes, Trains, auTomobiles and much more: models for every age and interest by Brook ThalgoTT PhoTos S.g. McPherSon

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or the past 21 years, Redline Hobby has been providing local model enthusiasts with everything they need in model trains, aircraft and vehicles, not to mention ships, rockets, boats and military armour. “Models and radio-controlled (RC) planes have always been a hobby of mine”, says store owner Henry Redekop. “In 1991,

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I decided to turn my hobby into a full-time business.” Henry’s shop, the only full-line hobby shop in southern Saskatchewan, carries something for everyone interested in models and RC toys, with every budget in mind. Redline carries the major model and RC brands, including Estes, HPI, Parkzone,

Hobbyzone, Revell, Bachmann, Trainline, Athern, Aquacraft and AMT. “People are revisiting modelling these days for nostalgic reasons,” says Henry. “People are enjoying models again, like they did when they were kids.” Not only does Redline sell more traditional model trains and military models, they also have a great selection for science fiction fans


and many harder-to-find model kits. For about $100, anyone can get started in model trains. Radio-controlled toys are also very popular, and the newest trend at the store is radio-controlled helicopters by E-Flite. The blade helicopters made by E-Flite are a fun way to get started with RC toys; they make a helicopter for every experience level. Redline even carries radio-controlled duck decoys perfect for hunters and those who have always wanted to “sail a duck”.

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In addition to models and radiocontrolled toys, Redline also carries other unique gifts such as rock polishersgreat for those with an interest in making jewellery With the holidays coming, Redline Hobby has many great gift ideas for all ages and interest levels. “When you’re buying a gift for someone starting out in modelling, consider the space they have to work and display the finished product in,” says Henry. “If you aren’t sure what to buy, we offer gift certificates too.” Redline Hobby is open six days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 9:00 p.m. In December, hours are extended to Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can also visit Redline Hobby online at www.redlinehobby.ca. FLR Redline Hobby 308 McDonald Street Regina, SK 306.721.4322 www.redlinehobby.ca

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4-depth scales (20’, 40’, 80’, 200’) in manual mode 7-depth scales (20’, 40’, 60’, 80’, 100’, 120’, 200’) in auto mode Exclusive 6-colour fibre optic flasher, which delivers excellent sunlight readability 2400 watts of peak-to-peak power 10-step interference rejection Dual beam transducer: 455 kHz/ 9o 240 kHz/ 19o Battery voltage indicator on LCD screen “Shuttle” mount with built-in gimbal bracket Soft-side carrying bag 9 AH Battery with charger 2 year warranty

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4-depth scales (20’, 40’, 80’, 200’) in manual mode 7-depth scales (20’, 40’, 60’, 80’, 100’, 120’, 200’) in auto mode 3-colour fibre optic flasher, which delivers excellent sunlight readability 1800 watts of peak-to-peak power 10-step interference rejection 4 backlit keypad control buttons: zoom, gain, noise, beam Dual beam transducer: 455 kHz/ 9o 240 kHz/ 19o Battery voltage indicator on LCD screen “Shuttle” mount with built-in gimbal bracket 7 AH Battery with charger 2 year warranty

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Kayla Harvey, student of Zoom Zoom Groom’s Academy of Pet Grooming

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n 2006, Connie Buchanan, with the help of her husband, Randy, decided to leave her teaching career to launch Regina’s first mobile pet grooming service. With three mobile units on the road, in 2009, Zoom Zoom Groom expanded to include the “IN” Salon at 1180 Winnipeg Street. Zoom Zoom Groom offers mobile pet grooming services in addition to their “IN” salon. “Mobile grooming benefits geriatric and car-sick dogs, clients who can’t drive, or ones who have busy schedules,” says Connie. “The ‘IN’

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Salon offers a venue for the clients who prefer to drop off their pets for a few hours or the day.” Cats are welcome at Zoom Zoom Groom, and there’s even a state-of-the-art cat dryer that dries cats safely–even the most difficult ones. Connie and her committed grooming team want to spread their pet grooming knowledge, and this fall, they opened their Academy of Pet Grooming. The academy is registered with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, and is the only registered pet grooming school in the province. The first session

filled quickly; students are involved in a 15-week course which covers the knowledge required to be a professional groomer. “There are few registered grooming schools in Canada,” adds Connie. “We want to stay on the leading edge of skills and techniques, and our school allows us to do that.” The next session starts January 7, 2013, and there are a few spots left. The academy also allows Zoom Zoom Groom to offer their VIP (Very Important Pooch) program. The program enables clients to receive


Amelia Wicijowski, student of Zoom Zoom Groom’s Academy of Pet Grooming

Corinna Mohr, with Kayla Sywanyk, student of Zoom Zoom Groom’s Academy of Pet Grooming

a free bath and brush-out between grooms. The commitment is simple: booking a small dog on a recurring eight week cycle or less, or a large dog on a recurring grooming cycle of 12 weeks or less, qualifies for a free bath and brush-out between each scheduled groom. “Our clients love this because they can leave the grooming to us, and their dog always looks and smells great,” says Connie. “Our students help with the program and get experience, and our clients and their dogs benefit from the free in-between bath and brush-out”. The VIP Program was created for current clients, but new clients who receive a supervised, student groom get a onetime 50 per cent discount. Academy students also help dogs in need; they provide free grooming to the dogs at the Regina Humane Society, making them healthier, happier and hopefully more adoptable. “It’s a great feeling to help shelter pets, and we extend this offer to all shelters,” says Connie.

Zoom Zoom Groom is committed to making every dog and cat look and feel like a million dollars. “We want every pet to look and feel their best,” says Connie. “We believe in making our client’s pet look exactly how they want—whether it’s looking the way their breed should, creating a unique style, or just making their pet comfortable and beautiful.” FLR

Zoom Zoom Groom 1180 Winnipeg Street Regina, SK 306.533.9155 zoomzoomgroom.com

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or even bullet-proof glass for exterior walls or other uses. “We can meet any specialized need the client may have,” says Halbgewachs.

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s a professional real estate agent, I am continually being asked the same questions: “Is it better to list my home for sale before I purchase my new home?” or “Should I list my house now, or wait until the spring market season approaches?”

Rick Roland, B.Ed., BA, REALTOR® Royal LePage Regina Realty 3889 Arcola Avenue east Regina, SK 306.591.0163 rroland@sasktel.net www.RickRoland.ca

Both questions are important, often related, and both are loaded. In a perfect world, I would tell my clients that they should check out the current market to establish whether a new home of their dreams is out there and affordable. I would then prepare an evaluation of their home, and provide an opinion of value. The next step is to meet with them to determine what, if anything, might have to be done to their home before it is put on the market to enable a sale at an acceptable price in an acceptable time period. I ordinarily do not like to start the actual search for a new home until my clients have a conditional sale on their home. Unfortunately, the real estate market in Regina is not a perfect world. Although quite stable, the market here does have short term ebbs and flows. This is due to a number of factors that are very unpredictable. The Regina market is affected by the seasons and even

weather conditions; late fall and winter typically cause a lull in real estate activity. This can be exacerbated by extremely cold and nasty weather, or a reprieve from the winter doldrums. Then, there are the effects of media announcements and stories that inform or misinform the public of pending real estate bubbles and financial doom and gloom. Because the regional differences in these economic crises are seldom explained properly, anxiety is created here in spite of the robust and healthy status of our regional economy. Finally, should you wait until spring to list your home? If you have the luxury of time, I would say, “positively possibly”. Prices are traditionally higher in the spring time, so this means that the home that you purchase will likely be more expensive in the spring. Also, the number of properties on the market will be greater in the spring; this means more selection for you as a buyer, but also more competition for you as a seller. In closing, be informed in order to make the best decisions about real estate matters. Best wishes, and I hope you make the right moves.FLR

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magine a home where you can change the temperature, draw the blinds, dim the lights, or turn on your favourite movie, all with the touch of a button. This isn’t an imagined fantasy of the future – it’s all possible now with the professionals at ON Audio/Video Inc. Locally owned and operated, ONAV has what you need to customize your home entertainment centre or fully automate any and all of your adjustable systems. Whether a new build or a renovation,

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ONAV will design a custom plan based on your individual needs. Each job starts with a custom design, and is adjusted until it meets the exact needs of the customer. The process is 100 per cent personalized. The ON AV team understands that in-person communication is key to a successful job. Their designer meets with clients personally to discuss the blueprints, and then uses your input to complete the design.

In order to give you the finest products and services, ONAV only works with the best. Since opening in January 2012, they have worked with some of the most prestigious home builders in Regina. They carry elite audio-visual products, including Sonance speakers and Control4 automation systems. Of course, working with the best also means hiring the best. The ONAV team has over half a century of combined experience, and they take pride in their work. They’ll treat your home like it’s their own, and do what it takes to get the job done.


ONAV is the only electronics company in Regina that has a fully automated show room to help you see exactly how their services work. It’s a clean and simple space, just like your home will be after fully automating your adjustable systems. Home automation isn’t restricted to your electronics; you can include your furnace, lights, locks and security and more. Home automation is about more than convenience; it can save you money on your energy bills and give you peace of mind. Having around-the-clock access to your furnace and air conditioner from any location allows you to adjust your energy usage based on when you need it. This way, you’re not paying for heat you’re not using. Automating your security means you can keep tabs on your home, or simply let the kids in when they forget their keys, all with a simple touch of a button. Smart electronics aren’t only for the home. ONAV can help you impress clients and improve efficiency with fully automated boardrooms and offices. Just as automation can save you money at home, the ability to control lights, energy, and other systems in your office can save you money on your company energy bills. Whether you’re looking to improve your home entertainment system, install new technology at home or in the office, or fully automate your home, ONAV can customize a design that fits your budget and style. Visit the ONAV team at C-2301 7th Ave. in Regina to see their fully automated show room, and learn how they can customize your audio/visual needs. FLR

ON AV C-2301 7th Avenue, Regina 306.522.6628 www.OnAv.ca

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COZYING UP TO FIREPLACE SAFETY BY SHELL BUSEY

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he warm and comforting glow of a fire is a welcome treat as winter evenings bring a crisp chill to the air. Whether you curl up in front of a wood-burning or a natural gas fireplace, it’s important to know how to enjoy your fireplace safely.

Wood-burning fireplace When a wood-burning fireplace is in use, air is continually drawn out of the home and up the chimney. This air must be replaced to maintain the air balance flowing in and out of the home; this is essential for the safe operation of all fuel burning appliances. This balancing act ensures adequate air for complete combustion and ventilation of the flue gases. If the air balance is altered because of poor air supply or a blocked chimney, carbon monoxide (CO) and soot can be produced and down drafting can occur. To prevent smoke and flue gases (CO) from entering your home, follow these precautions: • When a fireplace is in use, an open damper allows the smoke and gases to exit. • Ensure an adequate fresh air supply into your home before lighting the fire. • Some fireplaces come with their own combustion air duct. If yours is not equipped with this, you must have a fresh air supply nearby, such as an open window. • Keep the fresh air supply open, even overnight, until the fire is completely out. • After the fire is out and the ashes are cold,

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or when the wood-burning fireplace is not in use, close the damper. This will prevent air and heat loss up the chimney, and cold air drafts from coming down the chimney. The first line of defense against CO is the proper installation, use, maintenance and inspection of all your fuel-burning appliances. The second line of defense is a properly installed CO detector. When you are about to purchase a new CO Detector, make sure it is approved to the latest standards. Look for CSA 6.19 or CSA 6.1901 on the package. Consider installing glass doors on your wood-burning fireplace. The doors will prevent heat in your home from escaping up the chimney, saving you money on your heating bill. You may also want to consider purchasing a draft stopper; they are designed to prevent drafts from conventional woodburning fireplaces when not in use.

Natural gas fireplace Natural gas fireplaces can operate at more than 60 per cent efficiency, whereas a typical wood-burning fireplace operates at 10 per cent efficiency. Efficiency refers to the amount of heat that is extracted from

the flame, and is used to heat the home. Remember to have regular inspections performed on natural gas fireplaces, along with all natural gas appliances.

Types of natural gas fireplaces Fireplace Insert: natural gas fireplace that fits inside an existing masonry fireplace. Natural Vent Fireplace: natural gas fireplace that has a type-B vent (a four inch manufacturer-recommended venting pipe used to exhaust the combustion gases of fireplaces, hot water heaters and other small natural gas appliances) going up a fireplace chase (the enclosure on the outside of the house that the metal chimney runs through). Direct Vent Fireplace: natural gas fireplace that uses a single outlet, dual pipe system to draw combustion air and vent exhaust. The vent is typically installed directly behind the fireplace or slightly above and behind. Free Standing Fireplace: wood stove appearance, with the benefits of natural gas; this can be either natural-vent or direct-vent.

Other Options Pellet Stoves and Inserts. They are environmentally friendly, extremely clean

burning and cost effective. Pellets are made from 100 per cent waste sawdust, dried and compressed, creating an ideal heating fuel. Electric Fireplaces. This is a great option if you live in an apartment, and you want the look and feel of a fireplace when installing a gas unit is simply not an option. While they are not meant to heat a large area, they do provide some added comfort to a room. FLR

For more home improvement information, to send Shell an email, or to watch Shell’s AskShell webcast go to www.AskShell.com.

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s a kid, Christy Dunbar would always shrug her shoulders and answer, “I don’t know” when anyone asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Throughout her childhood, she had a real affinity for putting things together and making a space feel like home. She didn’t pay too much attention to what she now considers a full-blown passion, but her interest in design kept pulling her in that direction, and she ended up enrolling in interior design at college. After graduating, Christy worked for six years at an architectural and design firm that specialized in commercial design. While

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she loved the design process and seeing it all come together, large spaces always felt impersonal to her. “My heart was in residential design,” says Christy. Christy’s career took a major shift in 2007. Her love for design had to take a back seat to family, but it ended up being the best thing that could have happened. She had time to reflect on where she wanted to go with her career, and really understand how she wanted to live her good life. She started House Envy Interiors in 2012, specializing in residential design.

House Envy Interiors offers a full design service. “Being a designer is really who I am, and not what I do,” says Christy. “It allows me to live my passion every day. My relationship with the client is just as important as the design itself.” House Envy Interiors provides a design service to clients who want assistance and guidance in making their house a home. Designing a home is a unique and personal process that reflects each individual’s lifestyle and personality. House Envy Interiors strives to increase the quality of life for every client. Christy’s services for a renovation or a remodelling project include designing


the new space, providing electronic floor plans and furniture layouts, selecting all the finishes and furniture, and managing the entire project for the client from start to finish. Not just anyone can call themselves an interior designer; the provincial laws are strict and qualifications are intense. The title, Interior Designer, means that you are an active member of IDAS (Interior Designers Association of Interior Design) and have successfully completed the NCIDQ exam (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). You must apply/qualify to write this exam. Interior designers are recognized for their expertise and knowledge. They are technically trained professionals who provide a complete service for their clients which includes coordinating the initial consultation, drawing floor plans, selecting finishes and managing the project. That level of expertise and education is what separates the interior designer from the interior decorator. Christy is excited to be on this journey, and to experience the next chapter of living her good life. Please contact her for more information about her services, and to find out how House Envy Interiors can help you create your ideal home. Visit her website at www.houseenvy.ca. FLR House Envy Interiors Regina, SK 306.737.6487 christy@houseenvy.ca www.houseenvy.ca

Christy Dunbar, owner

My husband and I decided to build a new home in 2010, and quickly realized there were so many decisions to be made that we were overwhelmed. One wrong decision could be costly and really impact the look of our entire home. Working with a limited budget, Christy took out all of the guess work. She eliminated a large portion of our stress on the design aspect of the project. She was always available to answer our questions, open to our ideas and pointed us in the right direction. The end result is the home of our dreams for us to cherish for many years to come! -Ginger and Jeff Braaten, homeowners Christy at House Envy Interiors did an amazing job bringing together the interior style of my home with the modern sleek lines that I was looking for in my kitchen renovation. Christy was instrumental in selecting the right materials and colours to work with the existing interior finishes, and it all came together better than anticipated. I will definitely have Christy work with me on future projects, whether it is more renovations or new construction. -Michael Olstrom, homeowner We changed our lifestyle 180 degrees from small town to downtown. Christy Dunbar’s design ideas and implementation surpassed what the architects had considered for our condo interior. With Christy’s guidance, we utilized a vibrant and contrasting range of textures and colours. We continue to seek her advice on an ongoing basis. -Cam and Annette Bower, condo owners


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Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Centre

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HomeTech Small Appliance and Service Ltd. Open our door and step inside. Waiting for you are quality small appliances, such as Bosch kitchen machines, Bunn 3-minute home coffee makers, portable ice makers, Henckel knives, commercial bakeware and grain mills. At HomeTech, we feature great gifts and unusual items that you won’t find in other stores in this city or province. Some of our kitchen gadgets include bestselling hamburger patty stackers, alligator onion choppers and cheese slicers. We also sell kitchen helpers like Zojirushi or Westbend breadmakers that turn out a great quality loaf of bread.

We’re proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary during 2012. We got our start in the small appliance business by servicing and selling old parts, and we still supply parts for small appliances, electric shavers, humidifiers and more. Two decades later, our focus has shifted to selling small appliances and kitchen gadgets. The secret is out. Our doors are open, we’re celebrating and our wide selection of high quality appliances is waiting for you. Starla Matlock, owner

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In December, we are hosting two evenings of “shop till you drop” to ensure that everyone on your Christmas list can receive some unique gifts, and get everyone into the holiday spirit. The first one is Ladies` Night on December 4, 2012, when we are open until 9:00 p.m. The following week, on December 11, 2012 we will be open until 9:00 p.m. for our Men`s Night. Beverages and treats will be available to keep you fulfilled while we help with your Christmas lists. Keep up to date with the latest trends in

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Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada, and the National School Supply and Equipment Association, which ensures she always has information about the latest and greatest in toys and educational products. “We carry products that make children feel successful, and gain a sense of accomplishment. We want to provide a learning experience that is fun for the child and the teacher. We want children to understand that learning is fun, so our toys are fun and enjoyable. Educational products only succeed if they’re used, so we carry products that children want to play with. Health care workers purchase


products for the elderly, because some elderly people need products that keep minds active, or products that will gently exercise arthritic hands,” explains Colleen. The store also features the Birthday Bucket program, and the Christmas Wish List program. It’s a fun sort of gift registry where children fill a bucket with products in the store, and go home with their Wish List in their hand. All items purchased from the bucket receive 10 per cent off, and anyone interested in purchasing a gift for the child can feel confident that they are purchasing a product the child will enjoy. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can also provide advice and assistance to customers looking for that special gift for a child of any age. Customers from near and far enjoy exploring the unique selection of products available at Home & School Connection. “We have groups that travel from Manitoba and Lethbridge twice a year to shop here, because they say we have the best selection of educational products. They enjoy the unique selection, fun and colourful atmosphere and exceptional customer service at the store,” says Colleen. Colleen goes out of her way to carry Canadian products, and many of these have since appeared on the television show, Dragons’ Den, such as Nounsense, Easy Daysie, Chewlery, and Retally-8. Some of the name brands available at the store include Melissa & Doug toys, Bucky Balls and Bucky Rods, Canadian Trivia Game, Canadian Monopoly, Perplexus, African Dwarf Frogs, and many First Nations products. To discover the fun waiting for you, visit Home & School Connection in the Carling Place Mall at 911 Albert Street, located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Albert Street. Call 306.585.3276, fax 306.585.3278, visit home-schoolconnection.com, or check out their Facebook page at HomeSchool-Connection. FLR Home & School Connection 911 Albert Street Regina, SK 306.585.3276 F: 306. 585.3278 carron@home-schoolconnection.com www.home-schoolconnection.com

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BreTT WilSOn’S Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes By Devin Pacholik PHOTOS heather Fritz


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rett Wilson is a role model for Canadian business men and women, and is known largely for his former role on CBC’s award-winning Dragons’ Den and his latest show from Slice, Risky Business. As a University of Saskatoon alumnus, Wilson has gone on to become a member of the Order of Canada and the chairman of both Canoe Financial and his Prairie Merchant Corporation. Wilson’s legacy is also marked by his incredible philanthropy, generating tens of millions of dollars for many charities and social programs. He has been presented scads of awards and honours for his incredible success in commerce as one of the leading investors in the country. Now, Wilson can add another title to his name: author. His first book, Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes, is about how to re-evaluate our personal definitions of success, according to the publisher, Penguin Press. Through trial and error, he has discovered that health, family, and friends are the foundations for real, enduring success, both in business and in life. The book is about his journey, which continues to teach him this crucial lesson. As the author says, “Though my book is titled ‘Redefining Success,’ the subtitle is just as important—’Still Making Mistakes.’” Below is an excerpt from Redefining Success, in which Wilson discusses the importance of integrity in the professional world. As the chances of greater financial gain and power increase, so too do the temptations and follies of immorality:

Developing a Moral Compass (excerpt from Redefining Success)

“A regular compass consistently guides geographical direction. A moral compass is a mental process that consistently points a person in a particular direction in life. A moral compass is an internal tool. Some might refer to it as a conscience or a feeling that consistently guides personal beliefs and actions. From my experience, most people either have a strong ethical sense when they start out in business or they develop one along the way. Watching people suffer from the consequences of bad or unethical choices will eventually raise the question, is it really worth it? And the wise ones soon discover that unethical actions or values never are worth pursuing.

“The most important asset you will ever have, and the one that appreciates the most, is the human capital you hire, develop and retain.” WBW

For me, the lesson about sticking to a strong moral compass—with a focus on doing what’s right—came when I was starting out. As I mentioned, early in my career I worked closely with someone who was sadly lacking moral standards. In fact, if it is possible for anyone to be completely devoid of ethics, he came close. He treated his employees unfairly, without respect, honesty

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or encouragement, and he certainly didn’t deal squarely with his clients. Within a few weeks of joining his firm, I discovered that he had a willingness to share confidential information around town when it might serve his own self-interest. I realized that being associated with him was not wise, and I got out as soon as I could extricate myself from that situation. Unfortunately for me, that took almost eighteen, miserable, frustrating months. That experience helped me get clarity about what kind of businessperson I wanted to be “when I grew up”—I wanted to be someone who is both fair and respectful, who negotiates a square deal with mutual interests in mind, who invests in people rather than projects, who follows through on promises and who delivers quality service every time. I wanted to be someone for whom a handshake creates a bond much stronger and more enduring or meaningful than a written contract. My time with my immoral colleague was influential in guiding me to my moral compass. Thanks to my upbringing, by parents who lived by strong ethical principles, I have always enjoyed a heightened sense of awareness of what is right or wrong. I didn’t always pay attention to my moral compass in the early days of my various careers, but I actually did find it over time and that moral compass has certainly strengthened with time. I’ve seen what happens to people who operate ethically in business and life and those who don’t. Some of my own mistakes confirmed what I already knew—that the consequences of flexible or misguided moral or ethical standards are just too dire for me. Having a strong principled foundation is not the only way to succeed. Sure, there are those who have achieved material wealth without principles. But, to me, an honest path is a worthy path and this is the best path to success. Success is simply more sustainable and rewarding when it’s achieved without jeopardizing one’s integrity. You will sleep better at night. You will gain financial success without losing the respect of your employees, your customer or your competitors. More importantly to most of us, you will secure the respect of your own children, the ultimate judges of your actions and legacy.”

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“We could have left the Trailer Park long ago if we had had this book. But we didn’t. Oh well.” Michael Smith (a.k.a. Bubbles) “W. Brett Wilson is an accomplished businessman and a philanthropist of the highest order. How he got there is a combination of a big work ethic and a big heart. Brett is a powerful and attractive man.” Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

From this exerpt, we can see that Wilson’s book is not a get-richquick guide — far from it. He no doubt speaks to his triumphs and the path he took to get where he is today; however, Wilson teaches the importance of the difference between right and wrong. The choice is personal and sometimes immeasurable, but the decisions we make are inescapable.

“Brett does it all—he loves what he does and he does it with total conviction and passion. Here he shares with you his insights on prioritizing success. Brett’s the real deal—a true Canadian leader with an inspirational message.”

Fans of Dragon’s Den generally note Wilson presented himself as a man of compassion and moral rigour — a stark contrast between him and some of his former colleagues, namely Kevin O’ Leary. The two often butted heads on the issue of economics versus ethics — O’ Leary opting for dollars and Wilson for altruism. He continues to show us we can have both.

“Engineer, boy genius, investment banker, adventurer, mentor, TV star, Canada’s most imaginative and committed philanthropist, of course above all parent, Brett Wilson offers the only logical path to true success—behave decently with genuine concern for others and your abundance will really mean something.”

What Redefining Success reveals is Wilson has grown professionally and personally; that he has been misguided before. As he says, “Although I was successful, I’d been though addiction treatment, counseling, and I realized I wasn’t very happy.” And yet, the person he is today, according to his book, has learned the errors he continually makes, though regrettable, are inextricably part of his character. The trick is to overcome. FLR

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Sean Durfy, former president and CEO, WestJet Airlines

Dan Aykroyd, CM, D. Lit. (HC), head proprietor, Crystal Head Vodka “I knew Brett long before his fame arrived. He wasn’t perfect then and he’s not perfect now. What he is, is honest, very energetic and visionary. This means there is lots of good learning and fascinating stories in this book.” Jim Peplinski, Stanley Cup –winning businessman


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What are segregated funds? Traditional segregated funds provide a maturity guarantee and a death benefit

They have insurance built in. With a principal investment guarantee of at least 75 per cent, you can rest easy knowing that should your fund’s value grow to exceed your principal investment, you receive the higher amount, and are guaranteed your initial investment, less any proportionate withdrawals.

Locked-in market growth. Some segregated funds also offer a reset feature that locks in market growth, and which grows your guaranteed amount for maturity guarantee and/or the death benefit guarantee. Peace of mind. Segregated funds are also protected by Assuris, a not-for-profit organization that protects your investment in life insurance products. In the event of the insurance company’s insolvency, you retain $60,000 or 85 per cent of the guaranteed amounts, whichever is the greater value. Refer to www.assuris.ca for more information. FLR Barb March-Burwell is an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Member-Canadian Investor Protection Fund. All guarantees are less proportionate withdrawals. A description of

Guaranteed death benefit. In the event of death, between 75 and 100 per cent of your investment or the current market value (whichever is greater) goes directly to your beneficiaries. This feature is available immediately, and does not require a minimum holding period. The death benefit will bypass probate, and go directly to your designated beneficiaries while maintaining your estate’s privacy; it is not subject to lawyers’ or executors’ fees. Potential creditor protection. Segregated funds offer the potential for creditor protection for registered and nonregistered assets, so may benefit small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals. Prior to implementing an asset protection strategy, it is essential that you refer to a qualified legal advisor.

the key features of segregated funds is contained in the Information Folder, a detailed document prepared by the insurer. Subject to any applicable death and maturity guarantee, any part of the premium or other amount allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contract holder and may increase or decrease in value according to the fluctuations in the market value of the assets in the segregated fund. Insurance products are offered through RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc. (RBC WM FS), a subsidiary of RBC Dominion Securities Inc. All guarantees are less proportionate withdrawals. A description of the key features of segregated funds is contained in the Information Folder, a detailed document prepared by the insurer. Subject to any applicable death and maturity guarantee, any part of the premium or other amount allocated to a segregated fund is invested at the risk of the contract holder and may increase or decrease in value according to the fluctuations in the market value of the assets in the segregated fund. Insurance products are offered through RBC Wealth Management Financial Services Inc. (RBC WM FS), a subsidiary of RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

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he Regina Women’s Network (RWN) was founded 30 years ago with the mandate to provide opportunities for women in Regina to connect with other likeminded women. Its goal is to achieve a supportive networking environment which attracts the finest women, fully develops and challenges individual talents, and encourages free spirited collaborations to drive the voice of women forward. RWN provides a supportive environment for personal growth, a forum for shared ideas and expertise, and a platform from which today’s woman can reach her highest aspirations. The network includes representation from many career and lifestyles options, which adds to its strength in shaping the future for its members and the next generation. Whether you are an entrepreneur, professional or a student, having a vision for what you desire most, in either

business or life, makes a difference in the quality of life and the level of success experienced. The greater the clarity of the vision, the more likely you are to achieve it. Fuel this vision with a burning desire, and you develop the courage from within to step up to challenges and persevere, and the strength to withstand changing winds. Former U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson declared, “We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.” The Regina Women’s Network connects women in need of each other’s services, knowledge, expertise and experience. No matter the road you are on, chances are another woman has been there; it is empowering and encouraging learning their stories and sharing the lessons learned along the way. This mentoring offers tremendous value to members of RWN. There is a wealth of collective wisdom that no single person could possibly acquire

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in one lifetime; accessing this wisdom through mentoring gives shape and direction when pursuing a desired vision. Success comes to those who become success conscious. When you see your vision, and you see yourself living out your vision, surrounded by people who believe in you and your vision, you are setting yourself up for greater success. A challenge often faced by today’s woman is the tension between the vision she holds professionally, and the vision she holds for other areas of her life such as family. The modern man is no exception; he is starting to experience this same tension between supporting a family both financially and emotionally. This dynamic creates a desire for worklife balance. So why not learn from those who have achieved it? Introducing Debbie Travis, design superstar and entrepreneur behind the largest celebrity brand in Canada. The Regina Women’s Network is hosting a special breakfast with Debbie on January 31, 2013. Debbie will be speaking about her accomplishments, her skillful balance of work and home life, and her success in television, design, retail and branding. Travis offers proof that motherhood and business aren’t mutually exclusive, and she provides a roadmap for entrepreneurs and companies to grow their business without compromise. Visit www.breakfastwithdebbie.com for more information. FLR Regina Women’s Network 306.757.7082 www.rwn.ca


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what the other person wants and is looking for. Developing listening skills is an exercise of intention and focus. When conversations are tempted it the challenge withwith this emotional mindset is intensity, that helpsbecomes to have aadistraction, simple exercise busyness and canto work withawhile maintaining focus. Following generate false sense of significance. It is us a feeling three-step system you can leaves like we are running in a use to practice your LOL: Listen, hamster wheel, andlistening we get skills, exhausted. Observe, Learn.time and thought People put more into planning a two week vacation or Listen celebrations to what is being Christmas thansaid, theywhat do is not being said, and the overall or underlying planning their life, business or career.

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A new year is right around the corner. or notice WhatObserve significance will the youfacial writeexpressions, into eye contact anda body language. Observe the year 2013? As coach, I facilitate tone, perhaps shiftstheir in language, thinking their for individuals to beliefs biases. moveorfrom being a spectator to being a player, from being a follower to being Learn. Think. allthe thespace information a leader in their life.Process I create coming in. What am I learning about the for my clients to break through the person, the situation, the goal at invisible barriers that hold them back.hand? I ask thought-provoking questions morethe you listennecessary and observe, the that The generate actions to more you will learn about the people and produce more desirable results.

situations around you. The further you along the more Life go isn’t a this dresspath, rehearsal orinsight an you will unlock. will improved audition—you onlyThis get to do lead it onetotime. reach of influence and Let’s relationships, talk. FLR better decisions. Bottom line: it pays to listen. FLR

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MOOSE JAW:

Historically Charming Amidst New Growth

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ess than an hour west of Regina, nestled in the Wakamow Valley, is the surprisingly unexpected city of Moose Jaw. Combining a Norman Rockwell-style historical charm with new growth, this prairie city of 35,000 has become a popular tourist and shopping centre that continues to attract new residents and businesses. Moose Jaw has become a tourism magnet that bolsters the local economy. Numerous tourist and entertainment attractions, such as Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Casino Moose Jaw, the Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Mosaic Place and the historic Mae Wilson Theatre offer locals residents and visitors a variety of recreational and entertainment options. Many heritage buildings have been preserved and renewed, which adds to the city`s uniqueness and attraction. Shopping downtown is like stepping into the past, and this charming atmosphere and ambience alone draws many shoppers and visitors to the city. The city`s Chamber of Commerce proudly shares information about the city`s reputation as an attractive place to be in business. By September 30, 2012, annual new business startups were at 159, and the city has received high rankings in recent studies released by KPMG and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. In 2011, Alberta Venture magazine shortlisted Moose Jaw as one of the 25 best communities outside of Alberta to do business. Moose Jaw also serves as the western anchor of the Moose Jaw–Regina Industrial Corridor, one of the largest economic regions in the province accounting for 25 per cent of Saskatchewan’s GDP and workforce. Several multi-billion dollar

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mega projects in the area are driving the city’s boom; some are under construction, while others are slated to start soon. Sod recently turned for the $3.25 billion K+S Potash Canada Mine and Yara, a world exporter of nitrogen fertilizer, plans to double the size of its plant. A $25 million shopping plaza in the old Civic Centre site is under construction, and the new $61 million Mosaic Place is generating economic spin-offs such as more restaurants and hotels.

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Health and education amenities also abound in this city, and plans are underway for a new $100 million state-of-the-art primary health care facility. At SIAST, Palliser Campus, one of the province’s four major technical-trade training centres, planning is underway for a SIAST student residence, linked to an international program located there.

Kids Secret Shopping and Shortwave to Santa, Western Development Museum

Moose Jaw`s quality of life is also supported by many community-minded organizations and businesses. Among them is the Business Women of Moose Jaw, an active group that supports local businesswomen, and also raises funds for the Moose Jaw Health Foundation. Another group of fine retailers will run the All Decked Out event on November 30 and December 1, consisting of holiday home tours, reception, fashion show and a shopping extravaganza that includes holiday promotions and discounts. Proceeds from this second annual event will go to Hunger in Moose Jaw, a non-profit organization that supports children and various other community resource programs. This historically charming city of Moose Jaw is alive and growing; changing, yet remaining the same, and still creating history. Expect to be surprised there. FLR

IN MOOSE JAW NOV 2012-JAN 2013 Christmas lights display Tourism Moose Jaw Visitor Centre

NOV 23 & 24 Dinner Theatre Moose Jaw Community Players

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NOV 30-DEC 1 Deck the Halls Extravaganza Downtown Moose Jaw

DEC 2 Singin’, Pickin’ and Grinnin’, featuring Ray St. Germain, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

DEC 9 A Very Beary Christmas Trade Show Royal Canadian Legion

DEC 10-12 Moose Jaw Rotary Carol Festival Zion United Church

DEC 13-15 The Gift of the Magi, Mae Wilson Theatre

DEC 27-31 Aladdin, Mae Wilson Theatre

FEB 22, 2013 3rd Annual Shake Off the Winter Blues Night, Wakamow Valley

APRIL 2013 Juno Week

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Small City, PerSonalized ServiCe: exCeeding your exPeCtationS By Jamie fischer photos By ashley clarke

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n Saskatchewan, vehicles work hard. Whether it’s the hard-working Chevrolet getting the job done, the Cadillac in the city that gets you downtown when the temperature drops below minus 30, or the SUV that gets your family to the beach in the summer, your vehicle plays a vital role in your life. At Murray GM in Moose Jaw, they want to make sure you have a vehicle that works for you—no matter what you need. Just 35 minutes east of Regina, Murray GM is the only General Motors dealership in Moose Jaw, and it carries all four flagship GM Brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. The 36,000 square

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foot state-of-the-art dealership has eight acres of inventory to choose from.

working power, the dealership also specializes in custom truck conversions.

Besides the vast selection available right on their lot, Murray GM has access to even more inventory throughout Western Canada. As part of the Murray Auto Group, the dealership is connected to 27 other locations across the west, and can access vehicles no matter what you are looking for.

Murray GM isn’t only there when you want to buy a vehicle—they have a trained service team to keep your vehicle running like new for years to come.

As one of the largest Cadillac dealers in the province, Murray GM is also proud to carry the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt, a plug-in hybrid, has been touted as the car of the future for its environmentallyfriendly engine and sleek design. For those who need a vehicle with more

The dealership goes above and beyond what’s expected from a typical service centre. For years, Murray GM has been offering winter and summer tire storage for their customers, and now, the dealership includes the brand new Tire Store: a 7,000 square foot facility that is safe, secure, and best of all, free to keep your seasonal tires protected while they’re out of season.


At Murray GM, sales and service staff try to make their customers feel like they’re more than a transactional experience. While they’re always happy to see a customer leave with the right vehicle or service, they strive to ensure that customers are comfortable, and enjoy their time at the dealership.

Charles Vanden Broek, owner

Murray GM has the selection of a bigcity dealership, but their team still serves their community with friendly and respectful small-town hospitality. Both sales and service staff are constantly upgrading their skills through training by highly recognized third party organizations to ensure they’re always growing and improving. The team’s dedication to customer service has led to several awards, including the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award, Top 100 Employers in Canada and 50 Best Managed Companies (Platinum Member). Rural or urban, new or used, your very first car or a luxury model, the team at Murray GM can find you the vehicle you need. Stop by their showroom at 15 Chester Road, Moose Jaw to see the selection they have waiting for you. FLR Murray GM 15 Chester Road Moose Jaw, SK 306.693.4605 charles@murraygm.com www.murraygm.com

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Cranberry Rose Boutique

Happy Holidays to all our Friends and Customers from Liz and the Staff at Cranberry Rose

Season’s Greetings TO YOU AND YOURS From all of us at

TRINOS MENSWEAR

Enter our Winter Wonderland to Discover an Extraordinary Array of Christmas Décor  

Shop for your Christmas décor from more than a dozen of our dazzling Christmas trees! Our broad range of clothing styles cover cozy and comfortable, to glitz and glamour, for the holiday season. Choose from an abundance of designer items from Frank Lyman, Joseph Ribcoff, Nueva, Elena Wang, Alison Sheri and the popular, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans. Discover our new collection of home decor wall art. Trend-setting accessories include scarves, boots, shoes, and jewellery, including the popular Kameleon collection. For this special season, we have holiday gift sets from Fruits and Passion to soothe your senses, and fill your homes with scents of the season. Gift cards are also available for your convenience, and we’d be happy to wrap that special gift. We look forward to serving you this festive season. 

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Mon- Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sundays 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call for additional seasonal hours

Cranberry Rose Boutique

316 Main St. N. Moose Jaw, Sk. 306.693.7779 | www.cranberryrose.com


Ellen’s On Main HOME - FLOWERS - GIFT

Celebrating Ten Festive Seasons If you are considering decking the halls with boughs of holly this festive season, then Ellen’s on Main is the place to visit, with berries in abundance and a rustic aura of comfort and coziness.  Browse our fabulous décor and design ideas to brighten your festive home. Our contemporary designs lend a modern feel to this heritage space in the 100 year-old Hammond Building.  Milsean bars, tins of hot chocolate and Demerara dessert sauce, only available for the holiday season . . . please enjoy a taste of our samples. Set the mood with our Reallite candles that provide casual or formal ambience without the worry of an open flame. Add a few Christmas-inspired flourishes to one of our amazing lanterns to create a beautiful holiday atmosphere.  Make the outside of your home as festive as the inside with pine and fir cuttings dressed with magnolia and seeded eucalyptus. The holiday scent will entice you to come back and visit often, and we love to have you drop in.  

Ellen’s On Main

312 Main St. N. Moose Jaw | 306.692.4444 | www.ellensonmain.com

Happy Holidays Season’s Greetings TO YOU AND YOURS to all from Ellen and From all of us at her staff at TRINOS M E Non S W Main. EAR Ellen’s


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Whether you are decorating your home with that perfect touch of holiday cheer, or looking for that just-right hostess or Christmas gift, we have what you are looking for. From toss cushions and throws to serving trays and baby gifts, we are your one-stop shop for all things Christmas. Buying for that person on your list who has everything? Try our collection of Lampe Berger air purifying systems or Easy Scent car diffusers. Now open Sundays until Christmas.

Merry Christmas

from Jillian, Karen, Charleen, Corryn and little Gracelynn

621 Main St. N Moose Jaw 306.693.0673 www.jilliansdesignelements.com

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We are proud to have been serving the community of Regina for the past year. Thank you Regina for choosing Mayfair Diagnostics for your diagnostic imaging needs!

X-Ray • Ultrasound To book an appointment call 306.569.XRAY (9729) All services are covered by Saskatchewan Health Care.

#135, 1621 Albert Street, Regina www.mayfairdiagnostics.com


Season’s Greetings TO YOU AND YOURS From all of us at

TRINOS MENSWEAR

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As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible.  We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership. It is clients like you who make our jobs a pleasure, and keep our company successful. May your holiday season and the New Year be filled with much joy, happiness and success. We look forward to working with you in the coming year, and hope our business relationship continues for many years to come. The Staff of The Tidy Time Saver

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Happy Holidays From the staff at CNG Stone Products Thank you for your business. Wishing you all the best in 2013.

CNG Stone Products

1445 Scarth St., Regina 306.585.9876 | sales@cngstone.com www.cngstone.com

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Warmest Wishes

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year Line X 1308 Mcintyre Street Regina 306.569.2273 linexregina@sasktel.net www.linex.ca tts, Nathan Butts, Israel

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here is no time more fitting to say “Thank You” to our clients, and to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity.  Merry Christmas and all the best in 2013!

L-R Jade Larose (receptionist/admin assistant), Tara-Lee Crosson, B.Admin. (financial security advisor), Leona Hertzog (admin assistant), Ken Crosson, CFP, CPCA (certified financial planner), Judi Thiessen, ACS, AIAA (office administrator)

Discovery Financial Group (Regina) 320 Gardiner Park Court | 306.522.5674 www.discovery-financial.ca

Happy Holidays Thank you for your business. Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season.

Janine WILSON

Season’s Greetings from the staff at FineLifestyles Regina

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MLS® REALTOR® 100-533 Victoria Ave.

MLS® REALTOR® and Mortgage Broker Broker # 315890

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Happy Holidays Hoping you and your family have a safe and happy holiday

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Best Wishes

May every happiness be yours throughout the coming year. Thank you to all our clients. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

2101 7th Ave., Regina | 306.525.8301 | www.richardsonlighting.com

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Warmest Wishes

Wishing you and yours the very best this Holiday season. Thank you to all our clients. We look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Bell Tire 700 1st Avenue Regina | 306.775.1244 | belltire09@yahoo.ca

Alison Elliott, owner (centre front) and End of the Roll staff

Season’s Greetings Wishing You and Yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2013.

End Of The Roll 2410 Victoria Avenue East, Regina | 306.585.7655 regina@endoftheroll.com | www.endoftheroll.com


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Custom gifts and gift baskets for all occasions with full delivery service. Professionally assembled gifts, no fuss and ready to give. Gift ideas perfect for office sharing.

3,600 sq. ft. includes: sewing & quilting fabric, scrapbooking, stitchery, yarn, classroom and fabric arts. Brother, Bernina and Handi Quilter machines and service centre.

Two Blonds and a Brunette Gift Co. 306.533.7221 www.twobandb.com

Cindy-rella’s Sewing and Quilting 3847 Sherwood Drive Regina | 306.585.2227 cindy@sewcindy-rella.com | www.sewcindy-rella.com |

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Audrey’s Bridal and Fashion 301 Victoria Ave Regina, SK | 306.789.8899 audbridal@gmail.ca | www.audreysbridal.ca

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Kids Trading Company 4621 Rae Street Regina | 306.586.1336 www.kidstradingcompany.ca |

MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics 2327 E Tuscany Way, Regina | 306.570.4119 www.mjprocosmetics.com

Come and see our unique selection of bridal gowns and accessories; bridesmaid, flower girl, graduation and special occasion dresses. Beautiful, elegant, personalized fashion!

High quality brand-name clothing, shoes and accessories: from baby to teen and everything in between. Yogini, Appaman, StrideRite, Blu, Mexx, Billabong and more.

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Enhancing the Already Beautiful You

High Fashion Couture in Moose Jaw

Rumors Hair Studio 5938 Rochdale Boulevard Regina | 306.924.3114 www.Rumorshair.net |

The Hibiscus Boutique 321 Main St. N. Moose Jaw, SK 306.693.9322 |

You come into Rumors beautiful already, we just work on your hair! See our award-winning team of stylists for your hair, makeup and esthetics needs.

Au Noir Exclusive to Trinos Menswear Trinos Menswear offers men’s business, formal and casual clothing with exceptional service. Trinos targets the man who needs value and provides service with a personal touch. Trino’s Men’s Wear 2445 Quance Street (East Landing Mall) | 306.522.4667 | www.trinosmenswear.com |

For a taste of elegance, visit our boutique for glamorous festive wear; perfect for your Christmas and holiday events. The ultimate choice for today’s fashionista!

See Your Style

Define your facial features with unique handcrafted eyewear from around the world, ensuring optimum visual comfort with the best of Essilor lens technology. Viva Optical 2717 East Quance Street, Regina | 306.569.1540 www.vivaoptical.com

Indulge in Healthy Skin Nutrition

Assuring You a Quality Spa Experience

Bath Goddess 2739 Quance Street 306.949.2284 | 3959 Rochdale Blvd 306.924.2284 www.bathgoddess.com | |

En Vogue Day Spa & Gift Studio 2340 Cornwall Street, Regina | 306.584.7272 www.envoguedayspa.com | |

Take pride in your skin, and spoil yourself right at home with pure, luxurious, quality skin care. Something for everyone on your list this Christmas.

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Promising excellent client service and knowledgeable staff in our relaxed atmosphere. Sanitization is our highest priority. Regina’s only Leading Spas of Canada Quality Assurance Spa.


Far Infrared Saunas at Factory Direct Pricing New and Used Vacuums – Sales and Service. Carpet shampooer rentals. Dynovac central vacuums, Singer sewing machines, Comfort furnace infrared heaters, Oreck air cleaners, Samsung & Panasonic vacuums. Vacuum Master 306.543.7544 | 375 Broad Street, Regina www.vacuumaster.ca

NOW Curcumin

Powerful antioxidant from Turmeric Root Extract. Helps maintain cardiovascular health, helps maintain healthy joints, a dietary supplement, vegetarian formula.

Unique Pedicure and Manicure Experiences CoCo Nail Lounge is an unique experience where time doesn’t compromise quality. Our pedicure and manicure lounge facilitates large groups or a service just for you. CoCo Nail Lounge 3424 Hill Ave | 306.757.2626 www.coconaillounge.com | contact@coconaillounge.com

Special Offers from Fabutan Mention this ad to get 25% more minutes or Mystic HD - buy one get one half off some conditions apply.

Old Fashion Foods Ltd. 6 Convenient Locations To Serve You In Regina & Weyburn 306.352.8623 | www.old fashionfoods.com |

Fabutan 184 University Park Dr. 306.585.8826 | www.fabutan.com | 4534 Albert St. 306.352.8826 | 6238 Rochdale Blvd. 306.721.8826

Exceptional Breast Prosthetics

Experience What Beauty Feels Like

Lisa B Originals Inc. 6244 Rochdale Boulevard, Regina | 306.775.1330 | 306.540.3182 www.lisaboriginals.org | |

Tasha’s Day Spa 925 11th Avenue, Regina | 306.352.0252 www.tashasdayspa.com

Discover our off-the-shelf, special-order and full custom lines of mastectomy products proudly made in Regina.

At Tasha’s Day Spa, enjoy professional laser hair removal, manicures, pedicures, facials, chemical peels, waxing, artificial nails and makeup services.

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We Keep You Smiling

For the Health Of Your Pet “IN”side and “OUT”

Complete and partial dentures, implant retained and supported dentures, immediate dentures repairs and relines. Free consultations; evening and weekend appointments available. Service at two locations.

Offering professional, modern dog and cat grooming services, both “IN” Salon and Mobile “OUT.” Now educating new groomers at our Academy of Pet Grooming.

Rochdale and Victoria Avenue Denture Clinics 5500 Rochdale Boulevard, Regina | 306.205.5500 1860 Victoria Avenue East, Regina | 306.569.2900

Zoom Zoom Groom 1180 Winnipeg Street, Regina | 306.533.9155 www.zoomzoomgroom.com | zzgroom@sasktel.net |

Weekends . . . Make the Most of Them

Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Much More

PowerSports Regina Ltd. Highway 1 East, East Gate Drive, Regina | 306.586.2900 www.powersportsregina.com

Redline Hobby 308 McDonald Street, Regina | 306.721.4322 www.redlinehobby.ca

Come Dive the Planet With Us

Whatever You Ride, We’ve Got You Covered!

2013 SKI-DOO models available now. Stop by and see us today.

We have what you need, whether it is swimwear and gear, apparel, exposure protection, snorkelling gear, spear fishing gear and/or scuba gear. Planet Scuba 1172 Albert Street, Regina | 306.585.4757 www.planet-scuba.ca | planetscuba@accesscomm.ca |

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Something for everyone interested in models and radio-controlled toys. Check our brands: Traxxas, HPI, Parkzone, Hobby Zone, E-Flite, Revell, Backmann, Trainline, Athern, Aquacraft and AMT.

A clothing shop for every rider. Exclusive brands like Milwaukee, First Manufacturing, Joe Rocket, Rubber Side Down, Zox, Shoei, Lucky 13 Apparel, Hot Leathers, Zan and many more. Riders Gear Shop 1455 Rose Street Regina | 306.352.8623 www.ridersgearshop.com | ridersgearshop@sasktel.net


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Your One-Stop for Home Décor

Custom home theatre and multi zone audio design and installation; home and commercial installation; service and repair.

Interior design consulting; interior decorating. Home décor and gift boutique. Wall coverings, unique hardwoods, tile and laminates, commercial flooring.

Radio Centre Consumer Electronics 2100A Dewdney Avenue Regina | 306.352.3030 www.radiocentre.ca

ck One Design & Consulting 1640 Albert Street, Regina | 306.351.8425 corrie@ckonedesign.com |

Fine Quality Granite Memorials

The One Store for Your Perfect Floor

WP Monumental Co. Ltd. 1270 McDonald Street Regina | 306.352.5253 www.wpmonumental.com

Parkland Carpet One 1600 8th Ave, Regina | 306.525.9125 www.parklandcarpetoneregina.com

Behind Every Happy Marriage is a Great Cleaning Service

Designs of Distinction

Tidy Time Saver 1750 McAra Street | (306) 546.1505 www.tidytimesaver.com | sharlashaw@tidytimesaver.com

Rick’s Custom Cabinets and Renovations 3121 Saskatchewan Drive Regina | 306.352.6044 www.rickscustomcabinets.com

Available in various granite colors, shapes and styles. Serving Regina and rural cemeteries in Saskatchewan.  Visit our showroom or call for a consultation.

Carpet One Floor & Home offers the largest selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic and porcelain tile, resilient vinyl flooring, window coverings and more. Visit us today.

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We are one of the premier manufacturers of custom cabinetry in Saskatchewan. We’re proud to say that our custom cabinets are manufactured with Saskatchewan products.

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Everything You Need for AV

For Kids Who Are Going Places!

Our experts design and install custom audio-visual equipment and automation systems for your home or office. Visit their show room today to see for yourself.

OneStopKidShop.com - an online resource for anyone with kids in their lives. Information on activities, birthdays, childcare, camps and more! OSKS helps bring awareness to your program and/or service.

ON AV C-2301 7th Avenue, Regina | 306.522.6628 www.OnAv.ca | |

OneStopKidShop.com contact@onestopkidshop.com | 306.529.6965 onestopkidshop.com

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