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Demand for food bank continues to grow By David Willberg email@example.com
It hasn’t taken long for some of the shelves to become nearly empty at the Estevan Salvation Army’s food bank. The food bank was well stocked following the excellent support shown by the community in the weeks prior to Christmas, with many businesses, organizations and events holding food drives. But the food bank has been very busy so far this year, and family services co-ordinator Ronza Reynard said they have had near-record requests for support at the food bank. “In 2018, for the month of January, we had 45 families, whereas in 2019, we had 63 families. So that is a tremendous jump,” said Reynard. A family can be anywhere from a one-person household to a large family; the biggest family they served in Janu-
Estevan Salvation Army family services co-ordinator Ronza Reynard stands next to some of the nearly-empty shelves at the food bank.
ary was seven people. Five of the families last month were first-time clients. “We anticipated that
the numbers were going to increase. We’re a little surprised at the amount of the increase, so soon into Janu-
ary, or into the new year, and it’s going to make for a busy year if we keep at this pace, or if we continue to in-
crease,” said Reynard. The food bank usually has two or three new families each month, so the number
of new families came as a surprise. More than 115 people used the food bank in January, and more than 5,000 pounds of food were distributed. The latter number includes both non-perishable food items and perishables, such as meat and fresh fruits and vegetables. “If it’s about 5,000 pounds a month to help in the community, how much of that needs to be replenished each month?” said Reynard. Reynard said some of those new families might also be new to the community. Many in the Estevan area are still having a hard time finding full-time employment, and Reynard said those who are on some sort of an assistance program find that the funds don’t meet their needs on a monthly basis. “Anybody who’s on a fixed income through either pensions or social assistance, A2 » COMMUNITY
Warm Welcome Kitchen seeking volunteers By Ana Bykhovskaia firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Tuesday and Thursday Warm Welcome Kitchen keeps supporting the community by providing hot suppers to everybody who needs them. In an interview with Southeast Lifestyles, the kitchen co-ordinator Christa Jorgensen noted that January went really well for them. Surprisingly, the brutally cold weather that Estevan wit-
nessed last week didn’t bring in more people. “On Tuesday our numbers were the lowest they ever were. And it was right back up to usual on Thursday,” said Jorgenson. Christmas was great for donations and support but now, when all holidays are far-gone, the Warm Welcome Kitchen could use some help. “We always could use a couple more volunteers, because a couple is heading back to B.C. to go tree planting, so
it would be great to have more volunteers, and let the other ones that are working at the Warm Welcome Kitchen a break as well. Volunteers are always needed,” Jorgenson said. Usually, Jorgenson is the only one to cook supper for about 50 people. She has one or two people come out to help her with serving and cleaning. “We serve everybody there, and we give everybody forks and knives and plates,
and everything needs to be cleaned up. Then teas, and waters and make sure there is coffee,” she explained. In December the Warm Welcome Kitchen served hot suppers and drinks to 341 people. Depending on the time of the year, the general economic situation and many other variables their numbers slightly change, but it’s important to know that even if life becomes tough there is a place where anybody can get a hot meal.
“It’s always nice to come out if you ever needed a meal or your budget is a little bit skimp that week, come over and have a meal too. And that’s the thing, just getting people to come out that really need it, struggling that week. (Getting them to know that) there are at least two meals that they can be attending and enjoying a hot supper and stretching their budget a little bit further,” said Jorgenson. The Warm Welcome Kitchen serves supper 5:30-
6:30 at St. Giles Anglican Church every Tuesday and at Trinity Lutheran Church every Thursday. To keep this schedule going they are constantly seeking volunteers and donations, to make sure they have enough funds to keep going, Warm Welcome Kitchen plans to soon have a fundraiser. Jorgenson says, “I hope everybody will participate and will help out with our Warm Welcome Kitchen to keep it running.”
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Music for the soul through Living Room Live at Creighton Lodge By Ana Bykhovskaia email@example.com
Once again Creighton Lodge hosted another Living Room Live concert Tuesday night. The trio featuring Jayne Hammond (soprano), Nathaniel Froese (cellist) and Nicola Davies (piano) with a combination of instruments rarely heard but perfectly natural filled the Creighton Lodge room with the beauty of music. The guests had a pleasure to listen to the professional performance, which also involved a more rare performer – Living Room Live executive director and co-founder Davies, who this time did the piano part.
“I do all the organizing, but most of the times I won’t be playing,” said Davies. Their wide-reaching program From Ordinary People featured musical stories coming from all over the world. Music by American Previn, Georgian Tsintsadze, Austrian Shubert and many pieces by other great composers were enweaved into the colorful musical quilt of the Tuesday night performance. Southeast Lifestyles had a chance to talk to Davies about how the Living Room Live organization came together and what they have on agenda. “At one point I’d been working with Nathaniel Froese for quite a while as a piano-cello duo, and we just decided to do a house concert
Numerous charges laid for theft The Estevan Police Service (EPS) has released details regarding a theft that occurred during the Feb. 4 night shift, including the name of the alleged perpetrator. According to a report from the EPS, David Arthur Sanborn will face several Criminal Code charges, including theft under $5,000, two charges of mischief under $5,000, wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of an instrument for breaking into a coin-operated device, and breaching
conditions of his probation order. Sanborn was taken before a justice of the peace and was remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in Carlyle Provincial Court on Feb. 6. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending. Police returned to the location of Sanborn’s arrest and additional property associated to a theft that occurred last week was also recovered. Charges are pending in relation to that investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
Creighton Lodge hosted Living Room Live trio featuring, from left, Nathaniel Froese (cellist), Nicola Davies (piano) and Jayne Hammond (soprano). Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia
tour in B.C., so we went and recruited houses, and did this tour route. It was a good experience and we got tonness of positive feedback. We’ve done a couple tours since then,” said Davies. And then Davies’ college at the University of Manitoba where she works connected her with Lisa Rumpel who also had a keen interest in house concerts. And the Liv-
ing Room Live started. “We decided to actually set up tour routes as opposed to just getting classical concerts going into smaller communities,” she pointed out. Living Room Live brings classical music into smaller communities, allowing people to discover new pieces and sounds in house concert settings. They have three Prairie
tours and one in B.C. planned for this year. Developing the routes was one of the most challenging parts. “There are people out there who love hosting in their houses and love music, it’s just figuring out how to find them. That probably takes the longest,” Davies said. Another challenge that the organization has faced since its inception is the lack
of funding. “So far the organizing has been volunteer. The musicians always get paid from tickets, so that’s nice that it’s covered, but organizing is volunteer,” said Davies. “We’ll be looking for grant funding. We want to be able to get the funding so it’s stable to keep moving forward year to year.” Davies hopes that with consistent funding she will be able to turn Living Room Live into her full-time job and then expand the project further. For now, Davies is aiming to have an average of 12 stops per tour, and they still have some spaces open for people willing to host a classical concert. So if someone wants to bring the classical music played in a very intimate setting to their community, they are encouraged to reach out to the organizers through the LivingRoomLive.ca. The next Living Room Live tour will be featuring a classical guitar duo. It will be stopping in Estevan in May. The date hasn’t been set yet.
Community praised for generosity « A1 and some of their different programs, the funds that they get do not make ends meet,” said Reynard. The Salvation Army finds that people are still coming to Estevan in search of jobs as well. “I think some people are shocked when they get here to see that the employment fields are not as open right now as they were in years past,” she said. When somebody comes to the food bank for support, whether they’re firsttime users or a regular client, they still have to provide the Salvation Army with identification, proof of address and income they might have coming into the home, whether it be through employment income or assistance programs. Some people who come to the food bank don’t have any income. Reynard estimates that the shelves at the food bank
The Salvation Army still has lots of soup following a soup drive in the community last December.
are currently at about 70 per cent capacity, but some of their stocks are running a little bit low. They have an abundance of some foods, but they do lack other things. Right now they could use rice, canned meats, stews, canned pastas, pancake mix and syrups, among other items. “We’ll continue to supply
with the things that we have on hand,” she said. They do have an abundance of other foods. The food bank benefitted from a very successful fundraiser with Sobeys in Estevan before Christmas, and they still have a large “soup mountain,” thanks to the generous support shown for the soup drive that was organized by
Green for Life Environmental and involved several local businesses at Christmas. The food bank has been approached by some in the community about having a food drive later this month or early next month. The Salvation Army is always willing to accept donations, whether it be food or cash, which can then be used to purchase more food. “People can phone down here to the office and talk to me to see what we need, and we can give them a bit of our list, and if we can get a few more things filled up, that’s just great,” said Reynard. “Moving forward, we’ll just use what we have.” Their next big food drive is the annual Canada Post food drive, which now takes place in June each year. “The community supports us tremendously, and we will be here to help people,” she said. 19022JJ0
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Former Estevan resident Danita Stallard has published her ﬁrst graphic novel By Ana Bykhovskaia email@example.com
Born in Estevan, now an artist based in Flin Flon, Man. Danita Stallard came up with her debut publication – a graphic novel named Flann! Volume 1. Ever since being a kid Stallard had a passion for visual art, and finally, it was the time to move forward from drafts and sketches. “I’ve always really loved telling stories and drawing pictures and doodling all over everything, so it just made sense to put those two passions together in a graphic novel form,” said Stallard. The drive to share her stories brought Stallard to the publication of a glossy and colorful 100-page book. The novel tells the story about a cryptozoological researcher who gets lost in the
woods. His cousin teams up with the local prospector to try to find him. “I don’t want to give away the whole story, but they are going to be looking for him and they might be running into a couple of unexpected adventures along the way,” Stallard explained. She went through the entire process of creating and publishing the book all on her own with just the emotional support from her family and friends. The passion for what she was doing became her main fuel during this new adventure. “It’s really a passion project. When I look back to it, yeah, it was a lot of work, but as I was doing it, for the most part, it was just me having fun creating,” Stallard said. Like any artist, Stallard had her good and bad days,
when the panel wouldn’t work for her or bits and pieces wouldn’t appear on the illustration the way she wanted them to be, but for the most part, it was fun for her.
looking for gold and our Flin Flon’s mascot,” Stallard said. The Flin Flon mascot is a prospector called Flintabbaty Flonatin. He comes from an enchanting story
It just made sense to put those two passions together in a graphic novel form.” - Danita Stallard
Residing in Flin Flon, she used the local legends and stories as her inspiration and starting point. “There are a lot of local legends up in the Flin Flon area and a lot of stories that my mom and dad used to tell me about prospectors
about an adventurer who is out looking to make his name and to find gold. And as Stallard said, this story just “stuck” with her. Estevan Prairie background was rarely reflected in the book, which mainly focuses on northern forests.
“It’s a kind of my love story to the forest – the area that I adventured in when I was spending my summers up here,” said Stallard. Yet, the novel reflects the author’s personality, which formed through her entire life. “There are bits of me all the way through it. It’s hard to avoid as a creator keeping yourself out of it. I’ve got a couple of spreads when they are talking about the forest and what they think about it; or Flon, her adventurous spirit, wanting to be out there and finding new things, seeking all the monsters that are hiding in the woods, that’s a kind of my thing,” Stallard said. The novel went to print at the end of 2018 and now is available for order through Stallard’s website
Creative, curious and ﬁlled with energy author and illustrator Danita Stallard recently published her ﬁrst novel Flann! Volume 1. Photo by Eric Westhaver of the Flin Flon Reminder
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It’s not as bad as you think Once upon a time, during the economic boom, those who were “in the know” in Estevan and other southeast communities had as much use for the federal census as they had for those who called for an immediate end to coal-fired power. And who could blame them? Despite an obvious surge in population, and a rental vacancy rate comparable to legal blood alcohol content, the census pegged Estevan’s population at 10,000-11,000 people. The words we used to describe the census of 2011 can’t be printed in this paper. There was talk of the city conducting its own census, but instead they turned to the Covered Population Report, an annual document prepared by eHealth Saskatchewan that indicates the number of Saskatchewan health card holders in a community. It was released on an annual basis, as opposed to once every five years like the census. And it was seemingly more likely to include transient workers, particularly those in town for medium and long-term work. And so each year, when the report was released, it would be brought forward by the city. Sure there were faults. The most notable one is the number of residents was skewered in favour of urban municipalities. The rural municipality populations in the Covered Population Report was usually half of what it was in the census. But if you were to take the combined population of the urban and rural municipality from the Covered Population Report, it was likely a more accurate indication of the population than if you took the combined populations of the city and the RM from the census. This year’s Covered Population Report was posted by eHealth Saskatchewan recently to relatively little fanfare from the city. No press release. No report at a city council meeting. The mayor did give comments to the Mercury, though. Nobody should be surprised that Estevan’s population has been sliding. It was down to 12,612 in 2018, a drop of about 600 from the 13,222 reported the year before, and 13,307 in 2016. But it might be surprising that Estevan’s population hasn’t dropped by more people, considering the struggles of the oil industry of the past few years, and some of the other challenges facing the city that have created a lot of uncertainty. And nobody should be surprised that the rural municipality of Estevan has seen an increase in population. The report says the RM’s population is just shy of 700 at 699; we think it’s likely double that number. (Back to exhibit A about the unreliable numbers for RMs). It was at 679 in 2017 and 658 in 2016. There’s a growing desire to embrace the “rural lifestyle” for many in society. We’re not talking about have a large, mixed farming operation that has lots of land, equipment and livestock. We’re talking about people owning acreages that are relatively close to the city, but far enough away to offer freedoms you can’t enjoy within city limits. If you take the combined population of the city and the RM in this report (13,311), then we think that would be pretty accurate, and more accurate than the 12,628 from the census. We also shouldn’t be surprised that some rural southeast communities have seen their population go up, while others have gone down, even though we have all been affected by the oil price crash. The population drop could been worse. But with the impact of the eventual closure of Units 4 and 5 at the Boundary Dam Power Station, it seems like the worst could be yet to come.
The ice man waits for warmer temperatures A strange thing happened to me this winter: I didn’t have to plug in my block heater until late January. I’ve been in Estevan for nearly 20 years, and I think that might have been the latest I have gone before needing a block heater. Maybe it happened in that glorious winter of 2005-06, when the average daytime high for January 2006 was above freezing. But even in our other wonderful winters (2011-12, 201516), there would be the cold snaps before Jan. 15 that would force me to use a block heater. And yes, on that first morning after plugging in my vehicle this winter, I drove off from my apartment building before unplugging my vehicle. Somewhere between my building and the Mercury office, there was an extension chord in somebody’s yard, or in the middle of the street. That was one for my personal blooper tape. This seems to be the tale of two winters. December and the first half of January were marked by above average temperatures and below average snowfall accumulations. If we had more winters with conditions like that, then maybe we wouldn’t complain about this accursed season so much. But the second half of winter has been marked by frigid temperatures and, finally, our first snowstorm of the season. I have a new extension cord that is being used on a regular basis, which means I shouldn’t forget to unplug it. The furnace in my apartment has been at the maximum level each day, so at least I get to keep warm at night. And I’m plotting a fierce, bloody attack on random people who post photos of their tropical vacations to warmer climates on their social media feeds. We’ve had a multi-day ex-
David Willberg Willberg’s World treme cold warning, and it probably won’t be the last. Prior to that advisory, our only extreme cold warning was a brief one on New Year’s Eve. Now we have snow. Not lots of snow. But enough snow that we can switch to using the imperial system instead of the metric system when talking about the amount of snow on the ground. Yes, we have six inches of snow on the ground, not six centimetres. As far as winter storms are concerned, this one was fairly tame. We received several inches over a few days, rather than a foot of snow in a ferocious 24hour span. The winds were relatively low, so we didn’t have to worry about a blizzard warning, or those massive snow drifts on Wellock Road that have accumulated in the past. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure didn’t have to issue travel not recommended advisories on local highways. It wouldn’t have been great to be driving on Highway 39 Sunday night, but it wouldn’t have been dangerous, either. The city of Estevan has decided to tackle a full-scale snow removal effort on the local roads, but I don’t know if people would have been complaining this time if the city would have taken care of Priority 1 and 2 roads, and left Priority 3 roads to be packed down. To be honest, we needed the
snow we received this week. And forgive me for saying this, but I hope we get one more system just like it. We don’t need a storm that brings two feet of snow that is whipped around by 60 kilometre per hour winds. We don’t need a blizzard. But we could use something that brings 20 centimetres of snow over a few days. The farmers need it. They need more moisture. They aren’t suffering through the incredibly dry conditions, but many of them didn’t have surplus moisture entering this winter. One more healthy dump of snow would go a long ways in replenishing the moisture conditions. And the outdoor recreation enthusiasts would certainly welcome a little more snow, too. I don’t operate a snowmobile, but I know a lot of people who do, and they love to go for a ride on the trails during the winter months. It’s been difficult the last couple of winters with the dearth of snow we have had. There might be enough snow to go for a ride now, but the conditions wouldn’t be ideal. And it’s great for the kids to break out their sleds, toboggans, snowboards and other items, and hit the hills in the area. I’m not sure how many will be out and about in the next few days, because it’s pretty cold outside, but I’d rather kids be active and enjoy outdoor winter fun, than be inside for more screen time. So here’s hoping we get one more hearty dump of snow this month, give the snowmobilers the chance to get out a few times in the coming weeks, and then have a gradual melt beginning in early March that will ultimately end with me breaking out my jogging shoes for the first time before the end of next month. This ice man will be wearing jogging shoes when spring comes in a few weeks.
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Cheers Cheers to the young boys out selling pizzas as a fundraiser to help get them to an out of town hockey tournament. It’s nice to see them out working for it and not just expecting their parents to pay for it. Cheers to the city for their work in clearing snow from the streets after this week’s accumulations. The roads were pretty easy to navigate. Cheers to the Estevan Fire Rescue Service for twice tending to an apartment smoke alarm in the morning of Feb. 3. One of the calls was at 3:30 a.m. Cheers to the Souris Valley Museum and Southeast Newcomer Services for organizing the fun winter heritage carnival on the weekend. Cheers to the Estevan Arts Council for bringing the Ladom Ensemble to Estevan. They play a great variety of music.
Jeers Jeers to seeing Christmas lights on in February. Christmas was over more than six weeks ago. Jeers to all the people that run red lights at the intersection of 13th Avenue and King Street. The city police should set up a red light camera and give out tickets. Estevan could have its debt paid off in no time. Jeers to motorists who park right in the middle of crosswalks, especially crosswalks located in a school zone. They are there for the safety of pedestrians, not for your parking convenience. Jeers to a guy in the 600-block of George Street who seems to think that because he shovels his driveway in the dark, that no one notices him shovelling onto the street. Jeers to the unshovelled sidewalks that still abound in the community following the snow earlier this week. To submit a cheer or a jeer, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.estevanmercury.ca.
Exhibit explores attachments to personal belongings The new exhibit in the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum’s (EAGM) Gallery No. 2 is a drawing and photo-based exhibit that explores people’s emotional relationships with personal belongings. Karla Griffin’s It’s not you, it’s Me will be on display from Feb. 1 to March 29. Griffin, who is based in Saskatoon, looks at discarded and worn mass-produced items that no longer possess that brand new appearance. The exhibit also explores the ways in which people assess and allocate worth in order to achieve subjective, personally significant relationships with their consumer goods. “Through personification, these sad, discarded objects draw parallels to the dynamics associated with relationships of romantic love: a relationship that starts out new, exciting and fun, and slowly becomes ordinary, like an old couch whose springs are starting to give out, and is traded for a newer model, something better than before,” says the artist statement for Griffin’s exhibit. Citing cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard, Griffin’s statement says objects function as mirrors that provide us with desired images rather than real ones.
Karla Grifﬁn’s exhibit It’s not you, It’s me is now on display at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum’s Gallery No. 2.
“What lies at the root of this work is a humourous look at the aftermath of breaking up with our material goods, such as a rejected lover coming to terms with the reality of a broken heart, cutting out the face of an expartner from a photograph, and being left with the task of discarding someone else’s personal objects,” Griffin said.
It’s not the perspective of the rejected love that is being examined in Griffin’s exhibit, rater the perspective of the discarded objects. Her other work explores issues of consumption, commodification and identity formation through both photography and drawing. Griffin was not able to attend an opening reception for the exhibit on Feb. 1 at
the EAGM. Amber Andersen, the curator/director of the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, believes Griffin’s exhibit fits in nicely with Diana Chisholm’s Delete if not Aloud, which offers a look at the items found through garage sale sites on social media. (For more on Chisholm’s exhibit, please visit www.estevanmercury.ca).
Government announces hunting season for antlerless elk The Ministry of Environment is issuing 100 big game management licences for antlerless elk in Wildlife Management Zone (WMZ) 33, which includes Moose Mountain Provincial Park. These licences will be valid from Feb. 4-25. This decision is in response to significant concerns about agricultural damage and will help reduce the elk population in the region.
Big Game Management Licences are issued by the ministry to address concerns about overabundant big-game populations. The licences were issued on a first come, first served basis through the Saskatchewan Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence system at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4. These licences are only valid for antlerless elk within the following area of WMZ 33:
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the west boundaries of the RMs of Brock and Hazelwood and Highway 9. In a press release, the Ministry of Environment said the primary tool to manage elk populations is hunting. Ensuring that licensed hunters have a reasonable opportunity to harvest elk is important in helping reduce populations in the region and attaining long-term elk management goals.
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Heritage carnival Souris Valley Museum along with the Southeast Newcomers Services held the Winter Heritage Carnival. Families enjoyed pasta crafts, painting and other activities. Photos by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia
Hailey Williams is fantasizing about winter. Jaxon Williams is experimenting with colours.
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PSAC expects fewer wells to be drilled With Alberta running 90 rigs fewer at this time of year compared to the same time in 2018 and 2017, and with that province imposing oil production curtailments on its largest producers, one of the industry’s leading drilling forecasts has been revised lower. In its first update to the 2019 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, released Jan. 29, the Petroleum Ser-
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year, uncertainty of any future projects being proposed should Bill C-69 be passed, and competitive issues continue to weigh heavily on Canada’s ability to attract capital investment.” “While we are excited about the final investment decision of LNG Canada for its Kitimat LNG (liquefied natural gas) project, development and production activity to supply the natural gas
for the facility is still years away.” “On the oil side, Alberta’s decision to curtail production has caused more uncertainty for investors, resulting in producers delaying their spending decisions or moving their capital to other markets. In the meantime, the services sector is already laying off workers and struggling to stay solvent with active rig levels below 40 per cent, down from over 50 per cent at the same time last year, the time of year when activity is normally at its peak, underlining the alarming downward trend of investment.” On a provincial basis for 2019, PSAC now estimates 2,948 wells to be drilled in Alberta, down 16.5 per cent from 3,532 wells in the original forecast. The revised fore-
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Local club celebrates Quota’s centennial year By David Willberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Quota International marked 100 years of living out its mandate of “To serve” on Feb. 6, and the Estevan Quota Club celebrated the milestone two days earlier with an event at Creighton Lodge. A large crowd, including Creighton Lodge residents and members of the Estevan chapter and the junior quota club, gathered for the event. They enjoyed socializing and entertainment courtesy of local youths William Duncan and Isabella, Charlie May and Jacob Pyra. Birthday cake was served as well. Also at the event, the local club announced it was now accepting nominations for the upcoming Women of Today Awards. (Please visit www.estevanmercury.ca for more on the awards and the nomination process).
Members of the Junior Quota Club and Creighton Lodge residents attended the 100th birthday event for Quota International. Photo submitted
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From left, William Duncan, Isabelle Pyra, Jacob Pyra and Charlie May Pyra provided entertainment at the Quota centennial event. Photo submitted
Junior Quota Club at Hillcrest School had been going there for the previous four weeks on Mondays to play games and visit with the residents. “That was their act of kindness in the winter weather, was to visit with the seniors,” said long-time local Quota member Valerie Hall. Hall pointed out that in honour of Quota International’s centennial, the members of the Junior Quota Clubs at Hillcrest and Estevan Comprehensive School each completed at least 10 acts of kindness for others. There are 10 members of the junior Quota club at Hillcrest and four more in the club at the Comp. Hall said the students have done a lot to enrich the lives of people in the community. They brought mittens and scarves to
Hillcrest, and placed them in a bucket for others to take in an initiative the students called Kindness of Warmth. “They have socks in it, and mitts and gloves and toques, and anyone who doesn’t have one of those, they’ll give them one to stay warm during the winter’s cold weather,” said Hall. Others created five care packages, which were then sent to five people from Estevan currently part of the Canadian Forces. The students wrote letters and fundraised for the contents, such as snacks, candy, gift cards and socks, and they also paid to have the packages shipped so that they would arrive in time for Christmas. Two of the soldiers called to thank the Junior Quota members for the packages. “The soldiers had to do
some research to find out who sent them, because we didn’t send a phone number. They just knew which school, and each of the kids just said their names and their grades.” If they knew of more Estevan residents in the forces, Hall said they likely would have completed even more care packages. The Junior Quota members also collected donations for the Salvation Army’s food bank and the Community Hamper Association’s Angel Tree program. Some of them went and visited people they know in local retirement homes, while others shovelled snow without being asked or performed babysitting services on their own time. “They all listed 10 things they had done personally. Some were with the group, but it was their acts of kindness they have shown.” One young person wrote about a desire to be kind to others, because she wanted to be treated kindly, too. Quota International of Estevan is currently looking for
members. They are down to five, and Hall said they would like to have more. To be a member of the club, people need to be willing to care, have a desire to serve the community, and assist disadvantaged women and children, particularly those with speech and hearing difficulties. Quota has also launched Quota Cupboards, which sees food placed in each of the six elementary schools in Estevan, so that no child goes hungry during the school day. “We don’t want to think about it, but there are many that are in that situation, as we know from the angel tree and Christmas hampers. I feel that this (Quota Cupboards) has been a very beneficial program to keep going, and not many know about it.” Hall has been proud to be part of Quota for the past 22 years, and finds it to be a very caring group. “Even if it means one person that we’re making a difference for, it really feels good to be part of a group that can make a difference,” said Hall.
The cake that was made to celebrate Quota International’s 100th anniversary. Photo submitted
Municipal revenue sharing to increase for 2019-20 Premier Scott Moe announced on Feb. 4 that Saskatchewan municipalities will see an overall funding increase of more than $10 million for 2019-20, bringing the total amount to $251 million next fiscal year for the municipal revenue sharing program. The announcement was made while Premier Moe addressed the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) at their annual
general meeting in Saskatoon. The additional $10 million in 2019-20 represents a four per cent increase from the current fiscal year, following a review of the program and consultation with municipal stakeholders that began in 2018 and resulted in a new predictable, sustainable and transparent formula. “Municipalities across Saskatchewan will continue to have a consistent source
of unconditional provincial revenue to invest in their local priorities,” Moe said. “The adjusted revenue sharing formula recognizes our current fiscal reality, evolves this key provincial program, and retains the fundamental qualities of predictability, sustainability and transparency.” The municipal revenue sharing formula will now be based on three quarters of one
point of the provincial sales tax (PST) revenue collected from the fiscal year two years prior to the current year. “SUMA is pleased that today Premier Scott Moe announced municipal revenue sharing will increase to $251 million for 2019-20,” Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association president Gordon Barnhart said. “Through extensive consultation with the govern-
ment, we believe the adjustments to this program will be a benefit to all of our members. We are also happy to see the continued commitment to stable and predictable funding, something that our municipalities appreciate and count on.” “We appreciated the opportunity to provide input around revenue sharing consultations,” Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipal-
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Savour the Southeast revealed TEML as its title sponsor for 2019 By Ana Bykhovskaia firstname.lastname@example.org
Tundra Energy Marketing Limited (TEML) was named the title sponsor of 2019 Savour the Southeast food, wine, beer, spirit and music festival. “We are super excited that TEML is coming this year again, for the fourth year, as the title sponsor,” said Savour the Southeast cochair Amanda Spenst. “We understand companies have many requests for their giving programs, and we are very thankful TEML continues to choose Savour the Southeast.” The partnership with TEML started back in 2016 and was successful and fruitful ever since. Becky Cassidy, TEML advisor, public affairs says, “TEML is committed to helping enrich the lives of people in the communities in which their employees and stakeholders reside. Savour has been an incredible asset to our community over the past three years providing much needed support to the recipients, so we feel that this partnership is a perfect fit.” With the decision on the title sponsor the biggest spring event for the southeast took another step forward. Even though the 2019 Savour the Southeast is still three months away,
the board has already achieved a lot. “The preparation is going real good. We are working on vendors, sponsors and we’ve got a lot of stuff already underway,” said Spenst. There will be some changes in the organization of the festival this year.
“The one big change this year is the cabaret and the vendor part of the evening will not be in the same building. The vendors with the alcohol and the food vendors will still be at Affnity, and the cabaret will be over at the (Power Dodge) curling centre.” One ticket will cover all attractions of the
From left, Savour the Southeast board members Robert Godfrey, Deanna Brown, Russell Mantei, Brittany Zahn, Becky Cassidy (TEML advisor, public affairs), Amanda Spenst, Melissa Deitz, Jeff Pierson and Jennifer Olfert at the sponsor announcement. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia
festival. It’s planned that after the official savour part has finished, guests will move on over to the curling rink for the cabaret portion. Experts in good food and drinks will have an opportunity to discover new companies. There are at least two first-time wine vendors already arranged for this year’s festival. And so far, there are still more openings for food and liquor vendors. “We have room for 50 (vendors). I think we have about 15 liquor vendors right now, so we are going to try to add at least 10 more, so we can kind of do half and half. And food vendors we are going to start getting committed slowly now too,” said Brittaney Zahn, festival co-chair. The entertainment plans for the 2019 festival are already set. This year Savour the Southeast will present DJ Baby Daddy, Johnny McQuaig Band and cabaret group Aces Wyld. Tickets are on sale on the Savour the Southeast website, and by the end of this week they should become available at Henders Drugs. There is an early bird price of $35 per ticket that is going to run until the time of the show. The door price will be $45. Savour the Southeast will take place on May 4. Proceeds will go to the Estevan Family Resource Centre. 19022DS3
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Some use toboggans for sliding down hills and others use sleighs. But not Melissa Robbins and Carey Anton. Sunday afternoon they were making use of a used inner tube to enjoy sliding down a hill behind Trinity Lutheran Church.
Police respond to several collisions Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) have handled several calls related to collisions in recent days. Police are investigating an accident that took place in the parking lot of a downtown business during the Feb. 4 day shift. Due to road conditions, one vehicle slid and hit another vehicle that was parked, causing only minor damage. Police completed the required paperwork and sent the driver on their way. Officers were also alerted to a theft of tools from a vehicle owned by a local business. Police are now investigating the matter. Members conducted several curfew checks on subjects on court-ordered release conditions during the Jan. 4 night shift. Everyone that was checked was home. Police responded to check
on a residence in northwest Estevan. It was determined a smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector was going off. The Estevan Fire Rescue Service was called and took control of the scene. Members assisted a motorist who became stuck in the snow and contacted a tow truck. An adult male was arrested for public intoxication. He was lodged until sober. Police are investigating an accident that took place on Fifth Street during the Feb. 5 day shift. A vehicle was hit hard enough to cause damage, however the offending vehicle left the scene without reporting the collision. The matter is under investigation. Officers also responded to a multi-vehicle accident that took place on Sixth Street. After an investigation, one
driver was charged with proceeding from a stop sign before it was safe to do so. The fine for that offence is $230. There were no injuries. Members were alerted to more reports of Canada Revenue Agency scam phone calls. Police are reminding citizens not to provide any information over the phone and to call the Estevan Police or local RCMP. Officers responded to a parking complaint at the corner of 14th Avenue and Fourth Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved. Police were called about a semi-trailer unit coming into Estevan without tail lights on. It was a serious traffic hazard and the vehicle was located. The driver took the unit off the road until repairs could be made.
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Find grace where you least expect it If only I could figure them out. Leviticus. Crossword puzzles. Life. Letâ€™s start with Leviticus. As part of my regular
reading program, Iâ€™m going through that book of the Old Testament once again. For those who are familiar with it, I probably donâ€™t have to say anything else; for those readers who arenâ€™t, all I can say is that plowing through the litany of Old Testament expectations can be ponderous, to say the least. I have to admit that on too many occasions, Iâ€™ve skimmed over the text but to my credit, however, I see
Words of Worth that Iâ€™ve also underlined some passages, indicating that Iâ€™ve garnered some nuggets of truth. This time, however, I determined to go deeper, to discover Godâ€™s purpose in all those rules and regulations and to my
delight, Iâ€™ve discovered more about Godâ€™s grace than the imposition of laws. Then, there are crossword puzzles. I read Godâ€™s Word each day, I enjoy my daily walks, I am faithful to perform my regular house-
hold duties but when I am free to sit and relax, out comes the puzzle book. (Kudos to our local bookstore for keeping a great selection of them on the shelves.) Within each book there is a wide variety of posers as well as varying levels of difficulty; what they all have in common, however, is a focus on word selection. While some answers are simple, occasionally I have to admit defeat and look up the solution.
Last, but actually first, there is life, filled with conundrums that no one escapes. Why the pain? Whereâ€™s the answer? How come this is happening to me/us? When will it end? What good can possibly come out of it all? How wonderful to know, when answers arenâ€™t there, His grace remains. â€œMy grace is sufficient for youâ€Śmade perfect in weaknessâ€? (2 Corinthians 12:9)
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Sharks teams were busy on the weekend The Estevan Sharks Under-14 (U14) National Championship League (NCL) teams travelled to Regina this past weekend for more matchups on the road to the Canadian Finals in Calgary in May. This past month has been a busy one for all of the Sharks players that have joined the Prairie League within the 14U NCL. During this weekend of play, the Estevan Sharks boys have now secured their spot in the Western Canada Finals, which will be held May 1012. The boys played six games this weekend in Regina. All games during the weekend showed great teamwork, especially the final game on Sunday morning where the Sharks faced off against the Regina Armada A team. The Sharks dove in with a new strategy, as up until now they could not overcome this team and had lost 8-6 and 10-9 in the previous two days. So coaches Dave Dzeryk and Jason Dalziel went in playing off up the right side of the pool. Up until this game, Tristan Threinen and Ethan
Elliot were being heavily guarded by the Armada team, so for this game the strategy was to not use them for offence and switch up the lines. This confused the Armada team and the Sharks had a 6-5 lead at half time. Continuing on this strategy left Lucas Dzeryk and Logan Dalziel fairly unguarded and moving into an offensive play these two scored four and three goals, respectively. Noah Mvula, Dierks Milford, Nathan Threinen and Jace Carritt all did a good job playing a defensive game and Lyndon Sauder in net held the Armada sharp shooters off as best he could. The Armada had two quick breakaways in the last quarter and they took over the lead and won 11-9. The Sharks also played the Regina Armada B team and won over them in matches that consisted of scores of 10-8, 15-4 and 13-11. At the end of the weekend, the Sharks have a 7-3 record and that will earn them a spot going into the Western finals. The boys do have two more games to complete
this series but based on their current standings they will advance to Calgary. The girls team faced both of the very strong Regina Armada teams in a total of five games. They started the weekend off with a huge win over the previously undefeated Armada 2 team 12-9. Jordyn Tarnes found the back of the net five times in that game. This was the girls’ only win of the weekend, but they fought hard and improved throughout the weekend. The next round of play for the Sharks in the Prairie League will be March 30-31, when they travel to Saskatoon to finish up their series. Also, the Team Sask. 19U men and women’s teams both finished first in the inter-conference crossover tournament in Calgary over the weekend. This secures their spots at nationals in Calgary in May. Four players from the Estevan Sharks water polo club are on the 19U women’s team: 16U players Mikayla Hack, Josie Andrist and Alex Andrist and former Shark Teagan Hack represented the club in three days of games.
Members of the Estevan Sharks 14U boys team who competed on the weekend in Regina were, back row, from left, coach Jason Dalziel, Noah Mvula, Lucas Dzeryk, Ethan Elliott, Tristan Threinen, Nathan Threinen and coach Dave Dzeryk. Front row, from left, Jace Carritt, Dierks Milford, Logan Dalziel and Lyndon Sauder. Photo submitted
Local athletes who competed on the 19U team were, front row, Josie Andrist (ﬁrst from left, Mikayla Hack (third from left) and Teagan Hack, ﬁfth from left. Missing: Alex Andrist. Photo submitted
Bruins winning streak ends against Yorkton The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins seven-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday night in a 6-5 road loss to the Yorkton Terriers. Chantz Petruic scored 1:43 into the game to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead, but then TJ Irey, Turner Ripplinger and Devan Harrison tallied to give the Bruins a 3-1 advantage. Colby Brandt scored before the period was over to pull the Terriers to within one. The two teams traded goals in the second. Petruic scored his second of the game to tie the game, but Bryce Platt responded a couple of minutes later to restore the Bruins lead. Yorkton tied the game again on a goal by Cody Bruchowski, but Tyson Manz’s shorthanded goal with five seconds remaining in the middle frame gave the Bruins a 5-4 lead after two periods.
Mason Mullaney scored for Yorkton 5:05 into the third to knot the game up at 5-5, and Brandt notched his second of the game 62 seconds later for what proved to be the winning goal. Kadin Kilpatrick
stopped 25 shots in the loss. With the win, Yorkton (25-22-1) pulled to within two points of the Bruins (25-21-2-1) for first place in the Viterra Division; the Terriers have a game in hand.
The Bruins will return to the ice this weekend with a home and home against the Melville Millionaires. The two teams play Friday night at Affinity Place and Saturday in Melville. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.
Curlers qualify for provincials Lampman’s Mark Walter has punched his ticket for the provincial senior men’s curling championship. Walter won the B event at the southern men’s qualifier this past weekend in Outlook. After opening with a 7-4 loss to Rod Quintin, Walter rattled off three straight wins in the B side. Quintin led 4-1 after four ends, and after Walter fought back to tie the game at fours through six ends by scoring one in the fifth and stealing two in the sixth, Quintin scored two in seven and stole one in eight for the win. In his first game in the B event, Walter defeated Gord Bell 8-6. The two teams traded points for much of the game, and Bell had a 6-5 lead through six ends. Walter scored three in the seventh and ran Bell out of rocks in the eighth.
That would be Walter’s one close victory. He defeated the Greg Wittig rink 8-2 in the B event semifinal. The game was tied at 1-1 through two ends, and then Walter scored one in the third and stole four in the fourth for a 6-1 lead. Wittig scored one in the fifth, and Walter ended the game by scoring two in the sixth. Walter then avenged his earlier loss to Quintin by defeating him 7-2 in six ends in the B event final. Walter scored one in the first and stole two in the second to lead 3-0. Quintin would score one in the third and fifth ends, but Walter put up two in the fourth and sixth ends. Other members of the Walter rink were lead Dave Wetsch, second Jim Brown and third Garry Kreutzer. Provincials begin Feb. 27 in Melville.
The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins faced Yorkton on Feb. 5. Photo submitted
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Bantams AA Bruins continue to roll The Estevan TS&M bantam AA Bruins continued to thrive in league play, as they won a pair of games in Saskatchewan Minor AA Hockey League action on the weekend to extend their winning streak to four games. Estevan defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 10-0 on Feb. 1, and the Swift Current Broncos 5-3 the following day. Both games were played at Affinity Place. The game against Moose Jaw was close early on, as Estevan didn’t open the scoring until there was 3:11 to play in the first on a goal by Blayze Siebert. But then Alec Waldegger and Mason Fichter scored in the opening 3 1/2 minutes of the second to give Estevan a 3-0 lead, and Kaden Chrest, Carson Birnie and James Mann scored before the period was finished. Siebert scored twice more in the third, and Fichter and Connor Hewitt also scored. Joshua Bittman made 23 saves for the shutout. Swift Current took a 2-0 lead in the first period of the game Feb. 2, but goals by Fichter and Siebert in the final 2:31 of the period tied the game. Siebert scored again in the second to give Estevan a 3-2 lead. The Broncos scored in the third to tie the game, but Mann scored the winning goal a few minutes later and iced the victory with an empty net goal in the final seconds.
Jackson Miller stopped 31 shots for the win. The bantams will host the Regina Aces on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in a battle of two teams tied for top spot in the South Division. The top six teams are separated by seven points. *** The Estevan Meter peewee AA Bruins closed out their regular season with a 4-1 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Feb. 2 at Affinity Place. Mason Barta scored Estevan’s lone goal midway through the first period. At that point, it was 2-0 for Moose Jaw. The Warriors would score once in each of the second and third periods. Ty Fehrenbach was in goal. The peewees (10-12-3) will finish fourth in their division, and will play Moose Jaw or the Weyburn Wings in the quarterfinals. *** The Estevan Apex midget AA Bruins had the weekend off from league play so that players could participate in Sask. First tryouts. They will close out the regular season with three road games this weekend, visiting the Regina Vics on Feb. 8, the Moose Jaw Warriors on Feb. 9 and the Regina Rangers on Feb. 10. Their record stands at 20-10-1-2. They currently sit third in the South Division, and could finish anywhere from second to eighth.
Declyn Henderson (16) receives support from Connor Hewitt (12) in the bantam AA Bruins game against Swift Current. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia
Big Six regular season wraps up The Big Six Hockey League’s regular season came to a close on Feb. 2 with three games. The Bienfait Coalers trounced the Kipling-Windthorst Oil Kings 16-2, the Redvers Rockets doubled up the Arcola-Kisbey Combines 8-4, and the Wawota Flyers routed the Oxbow Huskies 11-2. The night before, the Yellow Grass Wheat Kings defeated the Oil Kings 8-3, the Carnduff Red Devils beat the Arcola-Kisbey Combines, the Carlyle Cougars outgunned the Wawota Flyers 8-6 and the Redvers Rockets trounced the Midale Mustangs 8-1. The playoffs will open with two-game, total-goal series involving the bottom four teams in the league, who will be trying to play their way into the quarter-finals. The seventh-seeded Flyers (8-10) will face the No. 10 Combines (0-17-1) in one series, while the No. 8 Huskies (5-12-1) will play the No. 9 Oil Capitals. Game 1 in the Huskies-Oil Capitals series was slated for Feb. 6 in Kipling. (Results were not available at press time). Game 2 will
be two nights later in Oxbow. As for the Flyers-Combines series, Game 1 is Feb. 8 in Arcola, and Game 2 will be two nights later in Wawota. The other six teams in the league will have a first round bye. The Wheat Kings finished the regular season with the best record in the league at 15-3, two points better than Redvers (14-4). The Red Devils (13-5) were third, followed by the Cougars (115-2) in fourth, the Coalers (10-7) in fifth and the Mustangs (9-9) in sixth. Carnduff and Midale will meet in one quarter-final, while Bienfait will play Carlyle in another. The opponents for Yellow Grass and Redvers have yet to be determined. Dylan Herzberg of the Coalers was the top scorer in the league with 30 goals and 51 points, while Tanner Erickson of the Wheat Kings was the top goaltender with a 2.06 goals-against average. Erickson also had a perfect 9-0 record during the regular season. The Rockets are the defending league champions.
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Female hockey teams thrive on the ice The South East midget AA Goldwings inched closer to taking top spot in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s midget AA division with a 3-1 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds on Feb. 5. Hailey Labbe and Jordan Meyers scored seven seconds apart in the first period to give the Goldwings all of the offence they would need. Bailey Farr’s goal nine minutes into the third gave them a 3-0 lead. Notre Dame would get one late in the third to spoil the shutout bid of Goldwings goalie Taryn McKinney. The Goldwings (16-2) have already clinched top spot in the South Division. They can wrap up first place in the league with one more point, or if the Saskatoon Comet Impact don’t win their remaining games. The Goldwings will close out the regular season with a home and home against Notre Dame. They will host Notre Dame on Feb. 9 in Midale at 7 p.m., and visit the Hounds the following night in Wilcox. *** The Estevan bantam A Bearcats knocked off the Parkland Fire 5-1 in Melville on Feb. 4. Kamri Olfert opened the scoring with 36 seconds to play in the first period. Caydence Chapman scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second to extend the lead to 3-0. The Fire scored once in the second to cut into the lead, but then Karissa Elliott and Hannah Terrett tallied for Estevan early in the third to round out the scoring. Emmey Rae was in goal for the Bearcats (6-11-4), who will close out the regular season by hosting the Fire on Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Affinity Place. ***
The Estevan peewee Bearcats outscored the Weyburn Angels 7-5 on Feb. 1. Lauren Hassler and Kasenya Einarson scored in the final six minutes of the third to break open a 5-5 tie. For Einarson, it was her third of the game, as she also opened the scoring with 39 seconds left in the first period, and she scored Estevan’s fifth goal early in the third. Hassler also scored late in the second. Kaylin Wilhelm and Gracie LeBlanc also scored. Riley Scott was the winning goaltender. Estevan (8-9-1) will visit the Balcarres Barracudas on Feb. 9. *** The Estevan atom Bearcats went 2-1 during the weekend, losing 6-1 to the Western Prairie Redwings, but recovering to win 5-2 over the Redwings later that day, and then beat the Estevan Senchuk atom Bearcats 3-1 the following day. Julia Durr had the only goal for the atom Bearcats in the first game with the Redwings. It came midway through the second period, and left Estevan down 2-1. But the Wings scored once before the period was out, and added three more in the third. Durr scored twice in the second game with the Redwings, and Emma Holzer also scored twice for the Bearcats. Bentlee Fairbrother had the other goal. Durr had another twogoal game in the Feb. 3 game with the Senchuk Bearcats, while Presley Hollingshead scored what proved to be the game-winning goal midway through the first period. Miley Lockerby had the only goal for the Senchuk Bearcats. It came with 2:16 to play in the third, and spoiled the shutout bid for Taylor
Short, who was in goal for all three atom Bearcats games on the weekend. The Estevan Senchuk Bearcats beat the Weyburn AtoMc Red 3-0 on Feb. 2, and tied the Weyburn Prairie Redwings 3-3 on Feb. 3 before their game with the atom Bearcats. Ella Fornwald had two goals, including the gamewinning marker with 7:37 to play in the second game in the Senchuk Bearcats first game. Miley Lockerby also scored for Estevan. Lockerby scored twice against the Prairie Redwings, including the gametying goal in the third. Gracyn Einarson had the other goal. Kiera Barker was in goal for all games for the Senchuk Bearcats, including the shutout against Weyburn. The atom Bearcats (14-
Julia Durr (7) of the atom A Bearcats gains position on an opponent during the Bearcats win on Feb. 2. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia
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Oxbow and Carievale advance in peewee provincials The Oxbow Huskies and the Carievale Storm will meet in the second round of the peewee D provincial tournament. Oxbow secured a spot in the second round this past weekend. In a two-game, total-goal series, the Huskies defeated the Avonlea Thunder 17-10. Game 1 ended in a 7-7 tie in Avonlea on Jan. 25, and Game 2 saw the Huskies win 10-3 in Oxbow on Feb. 2. Jackson Hansen scored three times in Game 1, including twice in the third period, and Tayson Dietze had two goals in 10 seconds in the second period of that game. Kash Millions and Griffin Currie also scored. The Huskies jumped out to
a 5-1 lead after the first period of Game 2 to essentially ice the series. Hansen and Talys Brock scored twice in the first period, and Preston Maguire also scored. Millions, Dietze and Mason Beriault added to the advantage in the second. Jacob Meyer and Griffin Currie added goals in the third. Lincoln Spencer was in goal for both games. As for the Storm, they defeated Cupar 8-5 in their twogame series in the first round. Carievale won Game 1 4-2 and took Game 2 4-3. The second round will also be a two-game, total-goal series. Games are to be completed by Feb. 18.
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The Oxbow Huskies celebrate after winning their ﬁrst round series over the Avonlea Thunder. Photo submitted
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Liquor Permit Advertising Form Under the provisions of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997, Notice is hereby given that 102052744 Saskatchewan Ltd. has applied to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) for a Restaurant permit to sell alcohol in the premises as The Flats Eatery + Drink at 1175 Nicholson Rd Estevan, SK. Written objections to the granting of the permit may be filed with SLGA not more than two weeks from the date of publication of this notice. Every person filing a written objection with SLGA shall state their name, address, and telephone number in printed form, as well as the grounds for the objection(s). Petitions must name a contact person, state grounds, and be legible. Each signatory to the petition and the contact person must provide an address and telephone number. Frivolous, vexatious or competition- based objections within the beverage alcohol industry may not be considered and may be rejected by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission, who may refuse to hold a hearing. Write to: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Box 5054 REGINA SK S4P 3M3
407 Kensington Avenue, Estevan
Ph: (306) 634-5111 Shop online at: www.wood-country.com Monday - Friday: 7:30 - 5:30 | Saturday: 8:00 - 5:00 | Sunday: Closed
Pursuant to Section 62 of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act, 1997 the above advertisement shall be published once each week for two successive weeks, in a newspaper published in the municipality in which the proposed outlet is or is to be situated, or if no newspaper is published in the area, then in a newspaper published in Saskatchewan and circulating in the area.