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Public library book club to celebrate literacy By William Acri

New adult programming co-ordinator Roxy Blackmore has created a new talking book club for the Estevan Public Library, and it will be open to people of all ages. People who enjoy books or have trouble reading are encouraged to come out and listen to a book as a part of Blackmore’s new club. The book she has picked for the first meeting is The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks and she hopes to have some open discussion about the book. “The audio book club is for people who might have trouble reading, seeing or

just want to be in a club and enjoy storytelling,” said Blackmore. “There are a lot of people that have trouble reading or might not have ever been able to read and I want to help those people.” The club is also designed to help the visually impaired or others with a possible disability that prevents reading. “Dyslexia can be a challenge for people from any age, so we are looking for people who like to read or like to listen to books, or have an appreciation for literacy and for whatever reason are unable to do so,” said Blackmore. “There is no judging in this and we can all appreciate reading without having to single

people out.” Book clubs for Blackmore can also be a social gathering for debate and also for people who may be new to the area. “There are great social forum book clubs that provide great opportunities to meet and befriend new people, so this could be for newcomers as well,” said Blackmore. “It’s for people from all walks of life and it provides a wonderful addition to a social calendar.” Hearing a book instead of reading it is a relatively new concept, and Blackmore said it can allow people to use their imagination and the book can almost come alive. “Imaginations have no

limit with a club like this, and like any other book club we will be discussing what we read afterwards,” said Blackmore. Blackmore said clubs are a great place to introduce new books that people may not have otherwise known existed. She noted that the club, at its core, is about that very thing by getting people to read new books, getting excited about literacy, and becoming more educated. “Friendly debates and discussing what other people thought about the book, it’s a great learning experience as well,” said Blackmore. “I think everyone there will have opinions about what kind

Roxy Blackmore is the adult programming co-ordinator at the Estevan Public Library.

of book they like and what they thought of the book that was picked and I am sure it is going to be very interesting.” The first meeting of the talking book club was

slated for March 5, but it was cancelled due to the snowstorm that struck southeast Saskatchewan. The next session is slated for March 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the library.

The cleanup continues Snow-clearing crews in Estevan have been busy this week, clearing the snow that accumulated as part of the first major snowstorm of the winter. Approximately 20 centimetres of snow covered the city from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon. Snow blowers and trucks were out on Souris Avenue North on Wednesday afternoon to remove the windrows from the middle of the street. Photo by David Willberg

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Cornerstone receives continuous improvement report Using data collected from students over an established timeline to implement and monitor improvements within the public education system was emphasized to trustees attending the Feb. 28 meeting of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division. How those data-driven improvements are deployed in a school with a relatively small enrolment base, was outlined by Kim Locken,

the principal of Lyndale School in Oungre, which has 55 students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Locken noted she began the screening process in 2013 in the school, where newcomers make up about one-third of the student population. She said she continued to gather data for another year, and then began implementing action plans using the information that had been gathered.  By the 2015-16 school

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year, utilization of the data and programs was well underway with recognition of the needs for literacy interventions, which led to an early intervention team completing a 10-week training course. Now in 2018, Locken told the board members:  “we know our students, but before we didn’t have all the specific information we needed to see growth. We need to focus on some individual students where the graph shows real need.” Using such tools as a  “visibility wall”  in the school, teachers and students are now able to make programming relevant to their school and its needs, and with a small enrolment, Locken said it was important to keep individual student identification out of the mix while still

reflecting the needs. The detailed assessment process includes infants and young children, an ages and stages questionnaire, early years evaluation, teacher assessment, phonological awareness skills testing and early numeracy tests.  This process leads to curriculum-based measurement for reading and mathematics skills, and comprehension levels for all the students.  As an example, she explained, is how a new math screening test gives students 15 minutes to solve between 12 and 18 curriculum-aligned computation questions from the provincial curriculum.  A newly developed writing test to determine if students are writing at grade level will be reported to the education ministry next year. The literacy as-


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sessment extends to Grades 7 to 12 for teachers and students across the division. Screening and record keeping extends to behavioural issues and absenteeism. It also embraces progress being made among English as another language students.  “When new data becomes available, time is taken to study it and determine what we need to do as a result of what the data is telling us,” Locken said.  These factors lead to a school improvement plan, she said, that was led off by director of education Lynn Little, who then handed off to Locken who provided the details discovered in her school.  Locken said the school community council embraced the improvement concept and members have been enthusiastic supporters. That support includes providing resources and materials to add value to the school experiences for their students while staying within the assigned budget.  For All Your

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St. Mary’s students enter national contest By David Willberg

The Grade 7 class at St. Mary’s School had an eyeopening experience early in the school year when they learned about residential schools. Now they have taken what they have learned, and entered a national contest, with the hope of winning a trip to Ottawa. In September, students learned about residential schools. Krislyn Pylychaty, who is one of 29 students in the class, said the students learned a lot about residential schools, and how the Indigenous students weren’t treated well. Chelsea Brady, who is also in Grade 7, said she

realized how important it was to learn about residential schools. “I really felt sorry for all the kids who had to go through that, and I feel it’s a really big deal to say sorry and to get everyone to learn more about it, because it was a pretty bad thing,” said Chelsea. Agnes Garrioch, who teaches the Grade 7 class, said the students read a diary of a young girl who attended a residential school, as well as books on why the Indigenous people were taken to residential schools, and what happened when they were taken away. “It was something they weren’t too familiar with, and they were kind of tak-

St. Mary’s School students marked Orange Shirt Day last September, after learning about Canada’s residential school system. They have now ended a national photo contest, and are asking for the public’s support. Photo submitted

en aback, and they felt a lot of emotions,” said Garrioch. “They felt surprised, they were curious as to why, and they had lots of questions. A lot of them showed sadness when we tried to compare what that would be like today.” The kids wanted to learn more, Garrioch more, and wanted to participate in Orange Shirt Day, which is held Sept. 30 each year in honour of a young Indigenous girl named Phyliss. “She wasn’t allowed to wear her orange shirt, and it was taken away from her,” said Krislyn. Students bought a variety of orange coloured items, including candles, flowers and candies, to give to those they met in the community. It helped them initiate conversations with the public. Krislyn said the students felt it was important to honour the memory of all the Indigenous children who survived or died while at residential schools, and to promote that every child matters. Their goal was to raise awareness, in hopes that in 2018 the whole community would take part in Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30. Thanks to the experience, and all that they learned, the classroom has entered the Parks Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest on the My Parks Pass Canada website. Using the slogan of Every Child Matters, the students submitted a photo album that chronicled what they learned through the residential school studies and what they did for Orange Shirt Day.

Grade 7 students from St. Mary’s School spoke to Mayor Roy Ludwig about Orange Shirt Day and residential schools. Photo submitted

“We found this contest online, and we thought it was pretty cool, so we entered our project into the contest,” said Krislyn. To vote for St. Mary’s, visit the My Parks Pass website and click on the Contests tab. People can vote once a day per email address. Voting runs from March 5 to March 21. Krislyn and Chelsea are optimistic that a lot of people in the community will support their bid. Each student in the class has been assigned to a committee in an effort to help the St. Mary’s bid. The students looking after publicity have been doing everything they can to promote it, including contacting the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to see if they would post the classroom’s bid on their website. Chelsea said this has been a real team project. “Everybody has helped out with this in some way,” she said.

Garrioch said she is very proud of the students for all they have accomplished, and for their level of interest. “Their enthusiasm and interest from the beginning of the project to now, being part of the contest, I’m so proud of them, and I’m also proud of how student-driven this has been,” said Garrioch. Garrioch noted the entries for the Coolest School Trip contest are for stewardship contests involving history, culture or the environment. The entries that met the requirements were then posted on the website for people to vote on. “There are lots of different other projects from different schools who took different routes, and we focused on reconciliation with Orange Shirt Day,” said Garrioch. The top 10 vote getters and five jury picks will advance to the final round, where a jury will determine the grand prize

winner. If the Grade 7 class at St. Mary’s is the winner, the students would travel to Ottawa in June to explore Parks Canada sites in and around the nation’s capital. Students will visit Thousand Islands National Park, the blacksmith’s shop of the Rideau Canal, and enlist as members of the royal artillery at Fort Wellington National Historic Site, even learning how to fire a cannon. The class will also be guests at Laurier House National Historic Site, former home to two Canadian prime ministers, and explore the nation’s capital. Cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to three runner-ups, so that the classrooms can take a field trip to a provincial or national park. Six honourable mentions will earn a prize package for each student. Garrioch said the students would be happy with any prize, but they would be most excited to go to Ottawa.

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Showing our incredible generosity, again Anyone who has lived in Saskatchewan for at least a year can vouch for the impact and the greatness of Telemiracle. Organized by Saskatchewan’s Kinsmen and Kinettes Clubs, the 20-hour fundraiser allows Saskatchewan people to access funds for their medical needs, whether it be for a motorized scooter for mobility issues, or for expenses associated with medical treatments away from home. Treatments out-of-province can be expensive when one considers the costs for travel, accommodations and food, so that’s why Telemiracle is a real asset. The Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation has also supported such ventures as the dialysis unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, saving local residents from travelling to Regina for dialysis, and school projects such as the inclusive playground structure at Westview School. Thanks to Saskatchewan people,, Telemiracle’s foundation is going to help a lot more people this year. Saskatchewan residents donated more than $7.1 million to Telemiracle this past weekend. Not only was it the first time that Telemiracle eclipsed the $7 million mark, it was the first time the fundraiser had cleared $6 million. It’s a pretty remarkable feat when a fundraiser that has received so much support over the years can eclipse its previous off-air record with two hours to go, and beats that previous record by $1.2 million. As a bonus, Estevan’s Susan Colbow was the Telemiracle chair, the first time that a member of the local Kin clubs has held such a distinction. It’s a high-profile, time-consuming gig, but Colbow did a great job, and was always quick to pay tribute to the team around her and the people of Saskatchewan as a whole. Telemiracle brings out the best in Saskatchewan people. It’s been around for more than 40 years. We know where the money is going to help people. Most people in Saskatchewan know somebody who has benefitted from Telemiracle, either because the Telemiracle foundation helped someone with medical expenses, or because Telemiracle assisted with a capital item, such as the dialysis unit. It’s the event that made Bob McGrath of Sesame Street fame such a beloved person in this province. McGrath’s an American, but we’ve adopted him as one of our own, since he entertained at 38 of the first 39 years, and returned this year for the first time since 2015 in what was a stirring moment. Each year local Kinsmen and Kinettes in communities across the province hold fundraisers for Telemiracle. School children, businesses and community groups throw their support behind Telemiracle as well. We aren’t going to agree on politics, religion or hockey, but we all seem to agree that Telemiracle is worth our support. And it was even more special to have a local person in charge of the committee in the year in which Telemiracle cleared $7 million for the first time.

Self-defence and the Biggar RCMP town hall meeting Last month the Estevan RCMP Response times can be terrible and held a town hall meeting in Bienfait. calling the police can be pointless if It was relatively uneventful, but that’s you live far away from a police station. a good thing. This issue was brought up numerous The RCMP town hall in Biggar times at the Biggar RCMP town hall last week had a very different tone meeting. than the one in Bienfait. Additionally the higher faculties The geography, land, weather and of the RCMP at the federal level have type of people in rural areas make a bias against gun owners, and they those areas unique in their own way, are not inclined to instruct their ofwith their own types of common ficers on how to explain to rural guns Rand’s Atlas owners like Gerald Stanley the writcrimes. In Estevan, drinking and driving ten law for defence of property and is a problem because taxis are expensive, every- life. one has a vehicle and everything is spread out. It was the RCMP who reclassified the miliEstevan is the largest city in the area, which tary assault rifle, the CZ-58 Collectors Edition means people from out of town, if intending to from non-restricted to prohibited, because the have a good time at a decent bar, might be driv- collectors edition had inscribed on the receiver ing back home afterwards and getting pulled “Molon Labe,” which in Latin means, “Come over by the police. and get them.” The identical non-inscribed verIn Acton, Ont., where I am from, the soil sion is still classified in the same legal category around town has a lot of nutrients in it because as a reproduction civil-war era musket. much of the town is in a valley with lots of rivThe RCMP are not lawyers and a bias at its ers and swamps around it. The result is the dirt higher levels does truthfully exist. As such they around Acton has a layer of brown soil on top of should not be answering questions about how to a deeper and thicker layer of dark rich soil. legally defend yourself or your property with a As such, marijuana fields are found around gun or any other weapon. town regularly, therefore drug busts for mariFurthermore, self-defence in this country is juana in Acton are just as common as impaired dealt with via case law. Your average cop doesn’t driving arrests in Estevan. know about case law, and even if they did they The town hall meeting that occurred in Big- don’t have the time to study it. They’re too busy gar was reflective of the common criminal ac- with other priorities. tivities of the nearby city of North Battleford, Lastly, no one wants to attach a face to the and they won’t be solved with everyone being crimes that are committed around Biggar and afraid to talk about them honestly. North Battleford. Firstly, Indigenous peoples are massively Politicians seeking power or are afraid of over-represented in crime statistics, and they losing it, will never be honest with Canadians also are a significant portion of the population about problems surrounding Indigenous peoples in certain parts of the province, like the areas in this country. around North Battleford and Biggar. I conclude that the government as a whole The government has created reserves for has made the situation irresolvable and the only Indigenous peoples. Some are worse than oth- real way to fix things is hire more officers and ers, and some who spoke in the Biggar town build more RCMP detachments across this hall meeting said the government has failed the province. people of Canada when Canadians try to unThis is because police are the only ones who derstand the convoluted and confusing laws in are entrusted with the legal onus of deciding this country in regards to defence of property what amount of force is necessary during the and life. commencement of a crime. Secondly, Saskatchewan has more in comBecause of this and the other closed off pathmon with the Northwest Territories and other ways to other possible resolutions, it’s up to the northern jurisdictions than the provinces it’s police and the RCMP to ask for more money so adjacent to. they can achieve the capacity to do something That commonality is this province is just too positive to curtail rural crime that has resulted big and too empty for police to enforce the law. in Canadians shooting at each other.

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Cheers Cheers to the wonderful people who cleared off their sidewalks so quickly following the huge dump of snow this week. Newspaper carriers in particular appreciate the gesture.   Cheers to the young men on the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins who helped make a boy’s time at the Affinity Place track memorable both times he’s been there. He was given two pucks and lots of waves.   Cheers to all those who worked day and night to get the water restored to those on Maple Bay and other areas affected by water main breaks. Cheers to all the staff that committed their time to the Estevan Student Basketball Association on Monday nights, and to coach Kevin Kobitz for his Club Thunder basketball program. Cheers to everybody who supported the Kinsmen and Kinettes Telemiracle 42 on the weekend. It’s great to see record-setting support for Saskatchewan people.  


Jeers to those who were driving too aggressively on Sunday and Monday during the snowstorm. It made driving more dangerous for everybody else. Jeers to those who have left their vehicles parked on the street during snow-clearing efforts, making it more difficult for snow plows to clean the streets. Jeers to people who have yet to clear the snow from their sidewalks. The worst of the snow stopped Monday. It’s been more than three days. shovel the sidewalks.   Jeers to the latest round of thefts in our community, including the theft of a sea can in Lampman.   Jeers to those who complain about the number of water main breaks in the city, and then turn around and complain about the increase to the infrastructure fee. The infrastructure fee is a better system than the local improvement. To submit a cheer or a jeer, please email it to, or visit

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Two southeast communities vying for top spot through Saskatchewan’s In Motion Challenge By David Willberg

Oxbow and Macoun are among the 25 communities entered in this year’s Saskatchewan In Motion Challenge. As of Tuesday afternoon, Oxbow was third in the community project/ initiative division, while Macoun was seventh. The standings are based on the total minutes of exercise recorded by a community. The competition started on March 1 and will continue until March 10. The community with the most logged minutes of physical activity will receive a $10,000 prize, while the runner-up will get $5,000. If Oxbow finishes in the top two, it would use the money for the new swimming pool, ensuring that children, youth and families will continue to be active at a pool during the summer months. Oxbow has been fundraising for a new swimming pool for a number of years. Macoun would direct the money to add new playground equipment that complies with current safety standards, adding tables to current greenspace and upgrading the basketball courts. All additions would be at Macoun School. Currently the school has one play structure, a couple of swings and the outdated basketball court. Tami Scott, the community development manager for the Town of Oxbow and the Rural Municipality of Enniskillen, said the community is doing well in the competition. “That’s a really positive number for us, but we’re looking for more, though, because we are in third

The village of Macoun would use the money it receives through the In Motion Challenge to add more playground equipment besides this structure. Photo submitted

place,” said Scott. Scott said the community entered the challenge because it looked to be a great opportunity to exercise, and to raise money for the new swimming pool. Construction is slated to begin in July. “It’s a good way to get the community active and moving, and doing some healthy things,” said Scott. Any form of physical activity can be recorded. It doesn’t have to be a strenuous workout or a competitive sport. Scott said it could be as simple as a walk, yoga, playing with the kids or even shovelling snow, which Scott said a lot of people were doing this week due to the winter storm that struck southeast Saskatchewan. Annmarie Rosner, the principal at Macoun School, said the In Motion Challenge has been a positive experience for the village. A variety of professionals in different fitness fields have visited the school, ranging from yoga to Zumba, and street hock-

An artist’s rendering of the new Oxbow swimming pool, which would be the recipient of money through the In Motion Challenge. Photo submitted

ey to CrossFit. “We have a whole bunch of local experts, and they have led different fitness classes for our kids, so it’s been quite successful,” said Rosner. Students, school community council members, and people from the community have been involved with Macoun’s entry. “Our school sends out a reminder daily to log minutes,” said Rosner. “We’ve put it on our website, and all kinds of things to get the community involved.” Macoun is a unique

community, she said, because the school playground is the only greenspace for the community, so revamping it would be good for the school and the village as a whole. Regardless of where they finish, Rosner said this will be a success because of the amount of time spent exercising. People don’t have to live in a community to register exercise minutes for that community’s total. They can register and add their minutes to a community they want to support.

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Pink is the colour, basketball is the game…

Morgan Fichter goes to the key to get a shot.

Sammy Wade closes her eyes to go to the net

For the annual Shoot For A Cure tournament at the Estevan Comprehensive School gym last weekend, several of the seniors played their last home games with the Elecs while wearing the traditional pink uniforms. The cancer patient fundraiser was well attended with money raised going to a young cancer survivor.

Bethany Montebon (3) and Haylee Jones (15) look for shooting opportunities.

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Khrystal Montebon (4) and Haylee Jones (15) go for a loose ball against a Weyburn player.



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How to choose the right mirror While we mainly use them to look at — perhaps even admire — our own reflections, mirrors can serve a number of other purposes. They can increase the amount of light in a room, create the illusion of space in tight areas, or simply embellish your overall decor. Need some tips on how to navigate the multitude of models available on the market? Keep reading. FUNCTION First off, know that the shape and size of the mirror will depend on how you intend to use it. For example, if you want to be able to see yourself from head to toe, the mirror has to be at least half as tall as you are. To visually enlarge a space, opt for a wide, oversized model. In a playroom, one or more mirrors cut in fun shapes — animals, clouds, etc. — will add a unique touch. An atypical mirror can even serve in lieu of a work of art. FORM Just like any other decorative element, a mirror should match the style and palette of a room as well as the surrounding furniture. For example, a golden-framed mirror would look great in a glamorous setting; simple square mirrors work wonders in modern interiors; and a series of small mirrors would be perfect for a hallway. Obviously, the size of your mirrors should make sense compared to the overall amount of space you’re working with. A word of advice: always leave a strip of empty wall space around mirrors to prevent a cramped look. To find the perfect mirror for your needs, browse your local home decor stores — or, better yet, have one custom made!

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Métis federation reschedules fundraiser By William Acri

The Métis Federation of Saskatchewan has rescheduled a fundraiser that was slated to happen on March 9, due to the recent snowstorm. The fundraiser will now be held on May 5 at Estevan Elks Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there will be a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a dance later in the night. The main entertainment is going

to be Saskatchewan singer and songwriter Donny Parenteau. The tickets cost $40 per person and need to be purchased in advance. Those wanting to attend are asked to contact Linda Sopp at 306-421-1199. Sopp is the president of the Métis Federation of Saskatchewan and is a longtime resident of Estevan. She wants to do something for the Métis population in the city.

“We are trying to raise money so we can open an office in Estevan, so we can start communicating with the community. It’s education for Métis people looking to gain information about their identity and help out the elders,” said Sopp. “When I was growing up in Estevan, to me it seemed that at least half of the population of Estevan was Métis. I feel that a lot of Métis don’t acknowledge that they are because of the

way they were raised and their identity of being Indigenous was taken away,” she added. Parenteau, who is providing the entertainment for the evening, is also Métis and he also does a lot of work for Telemiracle. Sopp said he would be playing the fiddle and singing while in Estevan. Sopp hopes the event will be successful like the others the federation has held in the past.

“This isn’t the first Métis event we have had in Estevan, I know we had a new year’s bash and two dances before, and I hope this event is going to turn out to be very successful,” said Sopp. “The fundraising will be done through the purchase of tickets and if anyone wants to donate any money, that of course would be very appreciated.” Sopp believes that having a Métis office in Estevan would be good for the

community and the Métis people that live in the local area. “The value I think of having a Métis office in Estevan would bring Métis to the community and help them connect with each other. I also think having an office would let people know we are serious about preserving Métis culture,” said Sopp. “We want Métis to have a neutral spot to meet and get organized and reconnect with their past.”

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To prevent urinary tract infections, it’s recommended to: • Drink at least 1.5 litres of water every day to eliminate bacteria • Not hold it in when you feel the need to urinate, which could allow bacteria to multiply • Empty your bowels as needed to avoid bacteria stagnating in the rectum • Wipe front to back to prevent the spread of bacteria • Gently wash your genitals every day, avoiding vaginal douches and scented soaps • Urinate after having sex • Regularly change tampons and pads

If you suspect that you’re dealing with a UTI, see your doctor, and be sure to drink lots of water to help eliminate bacteria. Consuming lots of fluids will also dilute your urine, thus reducing the burning sensation when you urinate.

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Estevan area residents show strong support for local woman at the Hope for Heidi benefit Local residents showed their generosity March 2 at the Hope for Heidi fundraising cabaret, which benefitted local woman Heidi Vicary in her ongoing battle with cancer. Melissa Hanson, who was one of the organizers for Hope for Heidi, said it was an “unbelievable” event. About 180 people, including many of Vicary’s family and friends, were in attendance at the event at the Beefeater Plaza.

“I think there was even people there that she didn’t know, but being Estevan, and the great support that it has for (people in) the community, it was fantastic,” said Hanson. The benefit featured a supper, entertainment from two comedy acts, a silent auction that drew lots of donations and a raffle with some big-ticket items. “I would say we had 50 donated items from people around the community, and

most of them we didn’t ask for,” said Hanson. “Most of them people just came forward and asked us if they could donate stuff.” The headlining comedian was Myles Morrison, and the warmup act was the Williamson Brothers. All three were from Saskatoon. Hanson had seen the Williamson Brothers before in Estevan, and thought they were great. But she hadn’t seen Morrison, a well-travelled co-

median who came highly recommended. “The comedians were great,” said Hanson. “They were funny. Everybody had lots of laughs.” But the best part came when Vicary made a surprise appearance. “She didn’t tell anybody, except for her parents, and her brother, who arranged the ride for her to come home,” said Hanson. “That was definitely the highlight of the evening, and

I think that really brought the spirits up in everybody, and made the situation a little more real for some people.” Vicary is currently in Airdrie, Alta, where she is receiving treatment for cancer. She is doing well, and is in good spirits. When she made an appearance at the benefit, Hanson said Vicary looked healthy and had a smile on her face. “She just looks fan-

tastic, and she has a great spirit,” said Hanson. “She is very positive, and I think that helps a lot.” Hanson doesn’t have an estimate on how much money was raised at the cabaret, but she is confident that Hope for Heidi was a success and will be able to raise money for Vicary’s medical expenses as she continues to undergo treatments, and as she faces expenses associated with the treatments.


PHARMACIST AWARENESS MONTH Improper use of medication is risky business When your doctor prescribes a treatment, it’s crucial that you follow his or her instructions to the letter. Interrupting a course of medication (an antibiotic, for example) can have undesirable effects and may negatively impact your healing process. According to the World Health Organization, failure to follow treatment instructions is the main reason for which patients don’t fully benefit from their medication. It can even

lead to medical complications. It’s extremely important that you finish your treatment and that you take your medication at the prescribed times. DRUG RESISTANCE If you’re fighting an infection and you decide not to take your antibiotic as prescribed, the medication will lose its effectiveness. As for the infection, it may develop a resistance to the treatment and even evolve and

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TENDERS for the Public Works Service Division The City of Estevan invites tenders to provide:  A 2018 High Boy 20’ Trailer with 5’ Dove Tail Pintle Trailer. Requirements to the Public Works Services Division. - Interested parties are invited to respond by forwarding sealed envelopes marked “High Boy 20’ Trailer with 5’ Dove Tail Pintle Trailer.”  2 new – 2018 1/2 Ton Pickup Trucks requirements to the Public Works Services Division: - Interested parties are invited to respond by forwarding sealed envelopes marked 2018 1/2 Ton Pickup Trucks  The 2018 Tandem gravel truck requirements to the Public Works Services Division: - Interested parties are invited to respond by forwarding sealed envelopes marked “2018 Tandem Gravel Truck” Send sealed envelopes to the following by 2:30 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Legislative Services Business Division City of Estevan | Main Floor – 1102 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Specifications are available at the Legislative Services Business Division – Main Floor – City Hall. For further information regarding this tender please contact the following: Norm Mack, Roads and Drainage Manager City of Estevan | 1102 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 | Phone: (306)-634-1825 Public opening of tenders shall take place at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, C.S.T., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Estevan, Saskatchewan. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

City of Estevan – 2017 Notice to consumers for Water Quality Estevan Waterworks Call 634-1822 for further explanation Parameter

Required Testing by Permit each year

Number of Tests Completed in 2017

Number of Tests Not Meeting the Permit in 2017


1 Aug. 28, 2017 had a positive test. Resampled same location, upstream and downstream. All tests came back negative. Original sample is a false positive.

1. Bacteriological A harmless form of bacteria called Total Coliform is routinely monitored in distributed water. If found, coliform show a break down in the disinfection process or possible outside contamination. Positive results require additional testing to test for pathogens

154 Regular Samples

2. Turbidity (on-site) - Turbidity is a measure of the clarity of the water. - For our water supply, turbidity shall not exceed 0.3 NTU from any filter.

1. After each filter on a continuous basis. 2. Daily from the storage reservoir before entering the distribution system. 3. At the same frequency and locations as for bacteriological samples.

3. Fluoride(on-site) - Fluoride is added as a dental aid. - Levels not to exceed 1.5 mg/l




4. Fluoride (off-site testing) Levels not to exceed 1.5 mg/l




5. Chlorine Residual (on-site) - Chlorine is added to disinfect the water and the levels must be maintained at: - a chloramine residual of not less then 0.5 mg/l throughout the distribution system. - free ammonia of >0.1 mg/l <0.5mg/l

1. Every four (4) hours per day for treated water entering the distribution system

6. Chemical & Health Panel Alkalinity; bicarbonate; calcium; carbonate; chloride; conductivity; hardness; magnesium; nitrate; pH; sodium; sulphate; and total dissolved solids; aluminium; arsenic; barium; boron; cadmium; chromium; copper; iron; lead; manganese; selenium; uranium; and zinc


A sample after each main repair or construction

2. At the same frequency and locations as for bacteriological sampling, for free and total residuals.


1. Continuous


2. Every 2 hours


3. Completed for the bacteriological samples


1. Every 2 hours operators perform an analysis and also monitored continuous with on-line instruments 2. Completed for the bacteriological samples 190 samples and 304 spot checks 4





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INDOOR Mon-Friday

7. Pesticides and Organics

1 every 2 years


8. Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) THM's are a disinfection by-product and are not an immediate risk but over time THM ingestion is a suspected carcinogen. Each indivicual sample is not to exceed 350 ppb and annual average not to exceed 100 ppb.



9. Cyanide and Mercury




6 exceeding 100 ppb

The levels of TTHM's have been reduced by switching to Chloramination but the annual average is still above 100 ppb. We are working toward another raw water source in Rafferty that contains less organics and therefore less TTHM's will be formed during disinfection. 1 every 2 years



The City of Estevan Water Treatment Plant is a surface water plant that focuses on the removal of suspended solids and the inactivation of pathogenic organisms through a multiple barrier approach, i.e. chemical aided settling, filtration, disinfection. All limits that each parameter must be within, comes from the Environmental Protection Act 2002 and associated Regulations to that Act. Go to for details and a complete listing of all levels throughout the province. A full detailed listing of all the levels of these parameters as well as the Waterworks Annual Report is located at or is available at the Estevan Library and City Hall.


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Warm up shack, change room and washrooms. Outdoor lights. Children under 10 years of age must be under direct supervision of a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older. Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants. Keep pucks down on the boarded rinks to prevent injury to spectators and players.


Warm up shack, change room and washrooms. Outdoor lights. Children under 10 years of age must be under direct supervision of a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older. Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants. Keep pucks down on the boarded rinks to prevent injury to spectators and players.


Warm up shack and change room. Outdoor lights. Children under 10 years of age must be under direct supervision of a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older. Helmets are strongly recommended for all participants. Keep pucks down on the boarded rinks to prevent injury to spectators and players.

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Drilling rig activity remained consistent throughout winter season The number of active drilling rigs has remained quite consistent throughout the winter drilling season. That season draws to a close when road bans are put into place, usually around March 15. As of March 6, sister publication Rig Locator ( listed 68 active drilling rigs in the province. By Jan. 11, the rig count hit 65 active rigs and did not drop below that for the entire season post-New Year. For most of the time, the number floated in the low 70s, buoyed in large part by Crescent Point Energy Corp.’s prolific drill-

ing program. They consistently ran 26 to 27 rigs in Canada, all but one or two in Saskatchewan, during that time period. Of particular interest was their fleet of nine rigs working in the area of roughly one township, southwest of Torquay and along the United States border in what they refer to as their Flat Lake play. The 2018 winter season has averaged roughly 10 rigs, on average, more than the same time in 2017. However, 2018 was nearly double the numbers seen in the 2016 season. While most years see a big push in early March to get a few

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ASSESSEMENT ROLL 2018 TOWN OF MIDALE Notice is hereby given that the Assessment Roll for The Town of Midale for the year of 2018 has been prepared and is open for inspection in the office of the Assessor during Regular office hours Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M & 12:30 P.M- 5:00 P.M from March 09th to April 06th , 2018 and until 4:00 P.M. on April 09th, 2018.

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A Bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person wishing to appeal against his/her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal in writing along with a $ 25.00 fee to the Assessor of the Town of Midale Box 128 , Midale Sask, S0C 1S0 Dated this 09th, day of March 2018

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2 new licenses issued to Monday, March 5 93016 93010

Crescent Point Energy Hz ................................................................................................... 2-29-11-6 Crescent Point Energy Hz ..................................................................................................... 3-9-1-12

Rig Report 84349 76767 82941 83738 92163 87093 87315 90602 86590 74086 92394 92145 90729

Ensign Drilling...............................Crescent Point Energy...................................................... 4-7-8-9 Ensign Drilling...............................Crescent Point Energy...................................................... 4-9-8-9 Trinidad Drilling...................................Torc Oil & Gas ........................................................ 14-30-2-2 Horizon Drilling .............................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 13-9-1-12 Panther Drilling ..................................NAL Resources ..................................................... 10-35-5-33 Trinidad Drilling.............................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 3-12-1-12 Precision Drilling...........................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 8-23-10-8 Stampede Drilling .........................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 14-1-1-13 Trinidad Drilling.............................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 3-10-1-12 Stampede Drilling .........................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 2-14-8-11 Trinidad Drilling...................................Torc Oil & Gas ...................................................... 10-18-5-33 Alliance Drilling .............................Crescent Point Energy.................................................... 2-1-2-14 Precision Drilling...........................Crescent Point Energy.................................................. 15-8-10-6

THE ESTEVAN MERCURY DRILLING REPORT 90687 92324 91934 92280 93010 87479 92459 84881 72712 89415 91422 90909 76696 92381 91732 92585 84271 90621 91440 92356 90031

Stampede Drilling .........................Crescent Point Energy...................................................9-35-7-11 Spartan Energy .................................. Spartan Energy ..........................................................6-33-8-3 Stampede Drilling .........................Crescent Point Energy...................................................4-29-1-12 Spartan Energy .................................. Spartan Energy ........................................................11-17-6-9 Alliance Drilling .............................Crescent Point Energy.....................................................3-9-1-12 Precision Drilling........................... Ridgeback Resources .....................................................1-2-10-8 Stampede Drilling .........................Crescent Point Energy.................................................16-10-1-12 Alliance Drilling .............................Crescent Point Energy...................................................12-15-7-7 Ensign Drilling...............................Crescent Point Energy...................................................15-1-1-13 Alliance Drilling .............................Crescent Point Energy.....................................................5-20-7-7 Ensign Drilling...............................Crescent Point Energy...................................................15-1-1-13 Red Dog Drilling............................Crescent Point Energy...................................................10-21-5-7 Red Dog Drilling............................Crescent Point Energy.....................................................8-29-3-1 Trinidad Drilling.................................Tundra Oil & Gas .........................................................3-6-2-30 Betts Drilling ...................................... Spartan Energy ........................................................9-15-6-34 Trinidad Drilling.................................Tundra Oil & Gas .......................................................8-30-1-30 Precision Drilling...........................Crescent Point Energy.....................................................2-9-10-8 Panther Drilling .................................. Spartan Energy ..........................................................2-26-2-4 Precision Drilling........................... Ridgeback Resources .....................................................1-2-11-7 Betts Drilling ...................................... Spartan Energy ........................................................3-35-11-4 Panther Drilling .................................. Spartan Energy ......................................................16-12-2-14

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Ooks star Megan LeBlanc honoured by the ACAC By Corey Atkinson

Estevan’s Megan LeBlanc was a first year hockey player in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association but she didn’t get the kind of points associated with rookiehood. LeBlanc, playing with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) Ooks, won the league’s rookie of the year award for her outstanding contributions in the 2017-18 season. She scored six goals and nine

assists in 22 regular season games with the Ooks before their first round exit in the playoffs at the hands of the Red Deer College Queens. “Coming onto a new team, our team had worked together well from the beginning and our line was doing good,” said LeBlanc, who didn’t have any experience with those players. The Ooks went 18-4-2 in the regular season, good enough for second place in the five-team league. “I knew they were a good team coming in

Duffin latest podcast guest Carter Duffin, the operations manager and an assistant coach for the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins, stopped by for the most recent edition of the Energy City Plugged In Podcast. Duffin, who is in his first year with the club, spoke to Estevan Mercury Publications sports reporter Corey Atkinson about a variety of topics, including his adjust-

ment to life in Estevan, and the current state of the team as the Bruins get ready for the upcoming Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs. The Bruins will play the Kindersley Klippers in the quarter-final round, which starts March 16. To view the podcast, visit and click on the podcast tab.

and I knew they were a top of the league for the most part. I expected (us) to finish near the top and that’s what we did,” she said. The Ooks scored a league-high 82 goals in the season, which led the league by 12 over tabletopping Grant McEwen University. “We have a lot of the key players in the league on our team,” she said. “We have a very strong offensive team. Most of the top scorers are on our team. There’s a lot of individual talent on our team.” LeBlanc played on the Estevan Power Tech Panthers midget team as a 15-year-old in the 2014-15 season, scoring a league-high 31 goals and 17 assists over 27 games en route to a South Saskatchewan Female Hockey League midget AA title.

She moved from there to the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League with Notre Dame in 2015-16 and the Melville Prairie Fire of that league the season after, where she was sixth in league scoring. LeBlanc hopes to continue on in her studies after next season, which she plans to spend at NAIT. “I hope to get a championship next year,” she said. “We have a lot of new people coming in next year, with a lot of rookies. I hope we can all work well together and hopefully come out with a championship.” There may be hockey after NAIT for her, perhaps university in 2020. “I would like to pursue my hockey career after that, but I don’t know that answer yet,” she said. “I’ll see where my life’s at in a couple of years.”


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Hoop dreams for the St. Mary’s Monarchs

The St. Mary’s Monarch’s basketball team that won one of the South East District Athletics Association (SEDAA) junior boys titles at St. Michael’s School in Weyburn. They won the final game March 1 63-55 over Lampman, competing in the tournament against the hosts, Lampman, and Moosomin. Front row, from left, Lucus Rooks, Kaleb Hall, Connor Terness; back row, from left, Christian Quin, Jackson Miller, Brandon Kallis, CJ Velasquez, Brayden Hall, Joseph Bibat, Jayden Florizone, Coach Agnes Garrioch. Photo submitted.


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Big Six playoffs take a break as storm hits

The Big Six Hockey League took a short break in their playoff schedule as a huge snowstorm raged across the southeast last week. As a result, a couple of teams had their seasons extended by a couple of days leading up to the league final as highway conditions improved, from zero visibility to winter conditions exist. Tuesday saw the Wa-

wota Flyers (14-6-4) and Carnduff Red Devils (194-1) exchange pleasantries in Game 3 at Carnduff with the series tied at a game apiece. The Red Devils came out with a 5-1 victory. Shawn Gallant scored two goals and three assists in the victory, with Matt Audette checking in with a pair of goals and an assist. Trevor Geiger scored once with an assist and Adrien Rubeniuk played


the entire game in net. Riley Riddell’s third period goal was the lone tally for the Flyers. Game 4 was scheduled for Thursday night in Wawota. (Results were not available at press time). Wawota took Game 2 4-1 on March 2. Meanwhile on Tuesday, the Redvers Rockets (18-6-0) on home ice ended the season of the Bienfait Coalers (16-7-1) with a 5-2 victory. Red-

vers had a 3-2 lead after the second on goals by Drew Hoff, Craig Gaudet and Todd Gervais and then expanded with a pair in the third by Brady Fidierchuk and another by Gervais. Dylan Herzberg scored both of the goals for the Coalers. The Rockets put the Coalers on the brink of elimination four nights earlier with a 3-0 victory in Bienfait. Redvers has never won

the Big Six title before, while Wawota has won the last two years in a row and Carnduff ’s last league crown was in 2007. In the senior B South Final for Saskatchewan Hockey Association pro-

vincials, Carnduff will go to Balcarres Saturday to play Game 1, while the two teams are scheduled to meet again March 17 at Carnduff. If Game 3, if necessary, is scheduled for March 18 in Balcarres.

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Taeghan Hack hits the Italian pool for training By Corey Atkinson

When it comes to water polo, Taeghan Hack is going to be molto bene after a trip to Italy. Hack, a 15-year-old former member of the Estevan Sharks Water Polo Club, and some of the members of the U19 male and female team Saskatchewan Water Polo players got to train and work for a week in Italy at one of the best places to learn the sport, Boglisaso. “They bring up trips every year and at this time I finally got a chance to go,” said Hack, a member of the U19 and U16 National Championship League teams with Team Saskatchewan. “There were 15 of the girls and 12 of the boys in U19.” The players learned a lot about the cross training with the Italian teams

while they were there in the small town of 4,500 people, which has a 1A ranking in European water polo. “We could fix what we were doing and that will also help us pull out their tricks and use it when we’re back here in Canada and playing against other teams,” she said. “It was more team tactics. There’s a thing called the end zone and we worked on that and we’ll use it here in Canada to do our end zone during our games.” It wasn’t just water polo. On the weekend of the training, they went to the larger city of Genoa, Italy to do a bit of shopping and then went to Cinque Terra, five picturesque old villages on the Italian Riviera. “You take the train to each village, and each train ride would take about three minutes, and tour

Taeghan Hack recently attended a water polo training camp in Italy. File photo

around and they were so beautiful,” she said. Hack enjoyed the gelato in Boglisaso and the street markets of the small town. Doing more training since moving to Regina,

Hack has been training with the team for a few years, and head coach Cyril Dorgigne of Saskatchewan Water Polo has tried to maintain and foster connections to clubs worldwide.

Peewee Bruins drop provincial quarter-final to Swift Current Try as they might, the Estevan Prairie Mud Peewee A Bruins weren’t able to overcome a huge deficit Sunday at Affinity Place against the Swift Current Broncos. The Bruins entered the contest down 8-1 in their two-game, total goal series to the Broncos and lost again 6-3 to Swift Current. Logan Lang, Kade Phillips and Shea McNabb scored the goals for the Bruins Sunday, who got as close as 4-3 in the middle of the third before Swift Current responded with a pair of goals of their own moments later.

Peewee A Prairie Mud Bruins forward JT. Schrader takes a shot Sunday at the Swift Current net at Affinity Place.

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Hack has been on the silver medal winning team at 2016 Westerns in Surrey, B.C., and 2016 nationals in Montreal. Her team won gold at Westerns and fourth place in nationals in 2017, both times in Calgary. The U16 and U19 teams have Westerns in Regina coming soon,

McMillen named secondteam all-star A Carievale product and former Apex Bruin has been named to the second all-star team for the Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Tuesday, the league announced the first and second team all-stars. Defenceman Kade McMillen, playing his last year of midget, scored 12 goals and 23 assists in 44

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which is a focus for now, but she also has long-term aspirations in the sport. “Right now, I would like to make it to the NCAA in the United States,” she said. “Also, I’d like to make it to the PanAm team.” With the kind of training path she’s on, she been making the first steps towards this goal.

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