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Rabies found in skunks in RM of Coalfields The Rural Municipality (RM) of Coalfields believes it took the necessary steps after two skunks were diagnosed with rabies last week. Holley Odgers, who is the administrator for the RM, said the municipality received an email in the evening of Jan. 30, saying that the skunks were diagnosed. An advisory was posted on their website the following day. The RM of Estevan also shared the information on its Facebook page. Odgers said she requested additional information on the cases from Dr. Clarence Bischop, who is the rabies risk assessment veterinarian from the Ministry of Agriculture. The only information she received is that the skunks were located east of Bienfait. “It doesn’t say how close to the town, or how they happened to be made aware of these skunks. I’m thinking somebody must have shot some skunks on their arm and sent them in for testing,” said Odgers. She doesn’t expect to get much more information about the cases. Bischop also provided recommendations, including skunk control, and vaccination of dogs, cats and livestock such as horses. He also reminded people to avoid contact with skunks and any other animals that are acting abnormally, in case the rabies have spread to another species. Also, children should be warned about contact with

these animals. Odgers believes this is a different situation than if rabies were to be found in a dog, which the RM of Estevan encountered last fall. This is because people might be tempted to approach or pet a dog. “For the most part, when you see a skunk you quite promptly go the other way,” said Odgers. This is the first case of rabies that she knows of in the RM, and she doesn’t believe it has spread to other animals in the RM, thanks to the precautions that people are being asked to take. “I’ve only been here with the RM for a little over a year, but I’ve lived in the area for a long time, and this is the first case that I’ve heard,” said Odgers. “The ladies who work in the office here have been around for a while, and they’ve never had a report like that come into the office. I think it’s a pretty rare occurrence, so obviously the province is doing their part in terms of getting the information out there when a case is found.” Since the rabies case was announced, the RM has had a couple of phone calls from ratepayers who are concerned about the issue, and she believes the RM has done what it can to keep ratepayers informed. The RM also received a number of websites for Bischop that it passed on to people so they know how to handle a rabies case, or how to prevent rabies from spreading.

Charges laid for break and enter Four people have been charged following a break and enter in Estevan last month. The Estevan Police Service (EPS) received a complaint of the break and enter at a businesses Jan. 24 at the Wicklow Centre. Several items were stolen during the incident, including golf clubs, a laptop computer, hand-held power tools, vacuums and various construction items. As a result of an investigation conducted by the EPS’s Criminal Investigations Division, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the central area of Estevan, during which time a majority of the stolen property was located.

The EPS announced the arrests on Monday morning. Chief Paul Ladouceur said he doesn’t have a total value for the items that were stolen, but it was in the thousands of dollars. Police are still going through all of the items that were stolen. “It was multiple businesses inside the Wicklow Centre that were broken into,” said Ladouceur. Ladouceur is pleased to see that some of the items were returned to the owners in a lawful manner. The golf clubs, the tools and other items have been recovered, but he doesn’t believe the laptops have been found as of yet. A2 » SUSPECT

Indegenous Music Cree First Nation artist and storyteller Carol Daniels involved Grace Morrison (left), Ilona Ryaboshapko and other kids into her interactive performance explaining to them some cultural features and teaching Cree words during the Winter Heritage Carnival, organized by the Souris Valley Museum and the Southeast Newcomer Services. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia

City’s population dropped By David Willberg

A report that the City of Estevan has used in the past to track its population on an annual basis shows that the number of people in the city dropped once again in 2018. The Covered Population Report, compiled by eHealth Saskatchewan, shows there were 12,612 people in Estevan carrying a Saskatchewan Health card, as of June 30, 2018. That’s down more than 600 people from the 13,222 people classified as city residents by the report in 2017, and 13,307 who lived here in 2016. By comparison, Estevan’s census number for 2016 was 11,258 residents. Mayor Roy L udwig said he wasn’t surprised to see a drop in Estevan’s numbers due to the state of the economy. “A good part of our economic base is related to oil, and our oil economy lately has been suffering for the last while, so it’s no big surprise that our numbers are down,” the mayor said. During the economic boom years, the Covered Population Report became the go-to document for the city when trying to gage its population. The covered population report came out every year, while the census was released once every five

Mayor Roy Ludwig years. And the report was viewed as a more accurate reflection of the number of people in Estevan for medium-term and longterm work-related purposes. Ludwig said the city still pays close attention to the document. “ The health records tend to be a little bit more accurate, a little more on point at any given time, although the census is accurate overall within a given margin error at a time,” said Ludwig. He believes the health card numbers are still a pretty good barometer of where the city’s population is at. Meanwhile, the city is trying to do what it can to keep the population from dropping further. Among

the initiatives is a new transition committee to diversify the economy. It was formed af ter SaskPower announced last year that it would retire Units 4 and 5 at the Boundary Dam Power Station. The committee has representation from SaskPower, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the United Mine Workers of America, the Westmoreland Coal Company, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the city and the Estevan Chamber of Commerce. They have had a few meetings thus far, and they have been going well, Ludwig said. The information in the report is further broken down by age and gender.

For example, as of June 30, 2018, there 71 boys and 74 girls under the age of one in the city, and there were two people at least 100 years of age, both of them female. The largest age number for men in the city was 29, as there were 127 male residents of that age, while the largest age number for women was 123 female residents who were 35. In all, Este van was home to 6,392 males and 6,220 females in Estevan on June 30, 2018. Meanwhile, the report showed there were 699 people in the rural municipality of Estevan, as of June 30, 2018, compared to 679 in 2017 and 658 in 2016. The 2016 census showed there were 1,370 people living in the RM. Traditionally the report has had higher numbers for urban municipalities and lower numbers for rural municipalities when compared with the census. O verall, S askatchewan’s population was at 1,187,629 people. The report points out it is not a census, but it is a count of individuals who were eligible for Saskatchewan health insurance benefits. Coverage for an individual begins on the first day of the third month following A2 » RM’S


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City to proceed with full-scale snow removal effort The City of Estevan will have to conduct a full-scale snow removal effort due to the accumulations of snow that Estevan received the past few days. Estevan received more than 10 centimetres of snow on Sunday and more than four centimetres Monday. Additional snow was in the forecast for Tuesday. Snow removal on Priority 1 roads started at 3 a.m. on Monday morning, and Norm Mack, the manager of roads and drainage for the city’s public works division, said early on Monday morning they would clear snow from the priority 1 roads before deciding what to do with Priority 2 and 3 routes. He confirmed with the Mercury on Monday afternoon that they would have to do a full clearing effort. “Residential Priority 2s and 3s are very heavy (with snow), and as the day goes on, we get contractors and residential people and some snow winds up in the street off of driveways, but it’s pretty heavy,” said Mack. The snow removal effort on Priority 2 and 3 roads was scheduled to start at 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, with crews working 12-hour days. It means that some overtime will be needed to complete

Snow was cleared from parking lots and city streets following the storm that hit Estevan in early February. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia the work. But the city decided not to start at 3 a.m. like they did on Monday. Mack pointed out that most of the Priority 2s and 3s are in residential areas. “The cars on 2s and 3s aren’t left for work yet, and with the noise, it will be 6 (a.m.) to 6 (p.m.),” said

Mack. “We can get away with early mornings on Priority 1s because it’s downtown, and we’re not in residential areas.” He did ask that people not park their vehicles on the street on the days in which crews are working in neighbourhoods, and that motorists be cautious and

give themselves extra time because of the equipment working. There aren’t any Priority 2 or 3 roads that were particularly hard hit, because the snow fell straight down, and didn’t blow a lot. “But it seems like the residential streets are the

Meth, obstruction, two stolen trucks and more By Brian Zinchuk

When it came to asking for a bail hearing on several Estevan charges, Lee Richard Malbeuf was rather nonchalant. Appearing from the Edmonton Remand Centre by video, he told Judge Lane Wiegers, “I’m probably going to be here another six months.” In Estevan he is facing seven charges from the beginning of 2018. His charges

include, on Jan. 5, 2018, obstruction of a police officer and possession of crystal methamphetamine. The next day, he racked up a charge of stealing a 2011 Ford truck from Baker Hughes and theft of a pontoon boat. Two days later, his next charge, on Jan. 8, includes theft of an F-350 truck. Malbeuf is also charged with failing to attend the RCMP detachment to have his fingerprints taken on Jan. 29, 2018. Failing to appear in court on Feb. 5 resulted in

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another charge. Eight months later he collected more charges, in Alberta. There, he is facing 11 charges. He’s charged with breaking into a shop on Sept. 8. From Sept. 19, 2018, Malbeuf is charged with 10 counts. Those counts include robbery, possession of a weapon (BB gun), theft of a motor vehicle, having his face unlawfully masked, possession of a firearm (rifle) without a licence, contravention of a regulation with regards to storage of a firearm, being an occupant of a vehicle knowing there was a firearm in it, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and driving while disqualified. In Estevan Provincial Court, federal Crown prosecutor Scott Moffat noted, “He has a fairly significant record.” Malbeuf said, matter-offactly, “I’m not getting out any time soon.” He asked for a month to deal with the Estevan charges, and Wiegers adjourned the matter to March 11, when Malbeuf will appear by video.

heaviest,” said Mack. “As time wears on, that snow compacts, and the ice ruts will be an issue, and it will get rougher than heck with the cold temperatures.” He expects it the cleanup work will continue until early next week. Also factoring into the

decision was the snow that was in the forecast for Monday night and Tuesday morning. “There are spots where if we get a bunch more snow, or any more amount of snow, we’re going to see some areas where people are going to be stuck in, or not be passable,” said Mack. The Priority 1 roads, such as Fourth Street, 13th Avenue, Souris Avenue, King Street, Kensington Avenue and some industrial roads, as well as those in key areas, were nearly finished as of Monday afternoon. “Priority 1s, we have them tidied all up, and we’re in the process of blowing them off,” said Mack. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure’s did not have to issue travel not recommended advisories for local highways, but the Highway Hotline said that winter conditions existed on the highways, with heavy snow in some areas, and drifting snow, swirling snow and other challenges in others. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning on Saturday afternoon due to the storm, which made its way into southeast Saskatchewan from the northern U.S. The warning was lifted on Monday morning.

RM’s population is on the rise « A1 their arrival to Saskatchewan. Residents with at least one day of coverage in the month of June are counted. “Residents leaving the province remain eligible for coverage for this same period,” the report states. “In the case of death, people who had coverage any time in June are included.” Coverage is available to residents temporarily living outside of the province, such as students, contract employees and more.

For these cases, addresses from outside of Saskatchewan are acceptable. The Personal Health Registration System (PHRS) is the data source for the Saskatchewan Health Coverage Report. Health card renewal occurs every three years. This week’s edition of Southeast Lifestyles will have more on the numbers for rural communities in the report.

Suspect appears in court « A1 “It’s good work by the criminal investigations branch and our ident. team, because to have a break and enter wrapped up with charges laid within a week is pretty good,” said Ladouceur. James A. Cuppage, 41, has been charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000 and breach of probation. James L. Cuppage, 19, has also been charged with break and enter and theft under $5,000, as well as possession of property obtained by crime. An 18-year-old man was charged with possession of property obtained by crime and unsafe storage of a firearm, which was located during the execution of the search warrant. A 17-yearold female was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime. Their names have not been released at this time. Ladouceur said the name of the 18-yearold male won’t be released because it would

identify the 17-year-old female, who can’t be identified because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. There is a connection between the 17-yearold and the 18-year-old and the other two other suspects. All four individuals are from Estevan. James A. Cuppage was remanded in custody to speak to the charges Feb. 4. The remaining accused individuals in this investigation have been released and are set to appear in court in March to speak to the charges. The matter remains under investigation, and further charges are pending, although Ladouceur doubts significant additional charges would be coming. The EPS is also looking into whether there is a connection between the suspects and other break-ins that have happened in Estevan recently.

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OSI-CAN will use Montreal Canadiens Alumni game funds to help with mental health efforts is still looking for more players. All participants have to be at least 35 years of age and have some hockey experience. To play for the OSI-CAN Estevan Bruins will cost $400, and the money, raised in Estevan and by Estevan people, will be used to help OSI-CAN to support all of Saskatchewan. Besides participation, there is a number of other opportunities to get closer to Montreal Canadiens players. Committee co-chair and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #60 Estevan president Jim “Frosty” Forrest explained how it works. “We have VIP spots that are open, those go for $200 apiece, but that allows them to have sitting behind where the players are, that allows them to have meet and greet with the players of the Montreal Hockey Alumni, and a lunch,” said Forrest. There are also sponsorship options open to local businesses and corporations, which include tickets and some

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The Montreal Canadiens Alumni team is coming to Estevan. Hockey legends will hit the ice in the fundraiser game against the OSI-CAN Estevan Bruins team. Money raised through the game will go towards the main programs of OSI-CAN, the non-profit initiative that provides support services for people struggling with operational stress injuries (OSI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The tour that is brought to Estevan by the joint efforts of the Royal Canadian Legion Estevan’s Branch and OSICAN will allow hockey fans to experience and enjoy the best of the most Canadian game. The contest between Montreal Canadiens Alumni and OSI-CAN Estevan Bruins will take place on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Affinity Place. With the event being just around the corner, OSI-CAN

benefits as well. For those willing to gain the unique experience playing along with the Montreal Canadiens there are a few spots on the visiting team. And if someone lives and breathes hockey, there is an opportunity to join the coaching staff led by the legendary Steve Shutt, who won five Stanley Cups and was inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. It’s easy to believe that available spots are filling fast, especially keeping in mind that all that excitement goes along with supporting a great cause. OSI-CAN provides help to veterans and first responders dealing with OSI or PTSD all across Saskatchewan. While the program was created through a partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command and the Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division, when it comes to funding OSI-CAN has to rely on their own resources. “The Royal Canadian Legion and the Canadian Men-

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tal Health Association both provide our program with the network of service providers, but they do not provide us any monetary funding,” said Julius Brown, the provincial coordinator for OSI-CAN. “So our program is funded solely through private donations.” The OSI-CAN originated in Saskatchewan.Their network of support services includes referrals for services, equineassisted therapy, housing supports, service dogs, veterinary support for service dogs, family preservation services and more. “The particular area that we have a special interest in is volunteer first responders. We value all of them and we provide services for all of them, but we have a special interest with volunteer first responders because they are not eligible for programs like Workers Compensation. For example, one of them is dealing with PTSD and they need to see a counsellor, well, when they do, we pick up their counselling sessions cost,” said Brown. The program is set to use the support-group model because it allows people in need to come in and have discussions with others that are going through the same problems and that are also in various stages of their own recovery. That puts the support groups participants in the centre of their recovery. To utilize OSI-CAN services one doesn’t have to be formally diagnosed or referred. People struggling with OSI just have to be willing to admit

The president of the Royal Canadian Legion Estevan Branch Jim “Frosty” Forrest (left) and OSI-CAN provincial co-ordinator Julius Brown agreed that Estevan is the best place to host the Montreal Canadiens Alumni tour. to themselves that they might need some help. And for those who can’t physically join the peer group meetings there is the phone-in option. There are eight supportgroups operating across Saskatchewan, with the Estevan group being one of the most active. That was one of the reasons to choose the Energy City for the 2019 Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour. “I felt that Estevan was the right place to do that. We’ve got the right arena for it, we’ve got probably better community support for initiatives like this than anywhere in the province. Maybe I’m just bragging on Estevan, but that’s the way I feel. And I think, it’s going to be an exciting thing,” said

Forrest. “I would advise people to get their tickets and get out and watch some sports. This isn’t going to come to Estevan every year, so it’s an opportunity to enjoy some pretty damn good hockey, see some hockey heroes and at the same time support worthwhile cause.” For the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team line-up please see A11. In the past, the Montreal Canadiens Alumni tour has traveled across the world including the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Russia.The alumni tour supports charitable organizations while allowing younger and older people to watch and meet the players that have made hockey history.

Nominations accepted for Women of Today Awards Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Quota International of Estevan Women of Today Awards. The nomination period for the awards was launched on Monday evening at Creighton Lodge, during the 100th anniversary celebrations for Quota International. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 24. The awards will be handed out during a luncheon on April 17 at the Wylie-Mitchell building. “ We ’re excited that we’re going to do it for the community,” said Valerie Hall from the local Quota chapter. Awards will be handed out in four different categories: the Southern Plains Co-op Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award, the Ida Petterson Memorial Award for

From left, Jennifer Olfert (Ida Petterson Memorial Award for Outstanding Entrepreneur), Kim Locken (TS&M Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Workplace) and Gale Tytlandsvik (Southern Plains Co-op Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community) were among the recipients of the 2018 Women of Today Awards. File photo Outstanding Entrepreneur, the Shirley Orsted Memorial Award for Outstanding


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to the Workplace. Hall pointed out Quota has reduced the amount of


information that needs to be sent in as part of a nomination package, from 10 pages to five, but the club believes it will still generate ample information on the nominees. “We’ll be looking for their references in what they’re giving to the community, and how it’s affecting them, and how their efforts have not only helped them in their work, but through the community,” said Hall. “It’s characterizing yourself … and someone characterizing you. Their skills and capabilities fall into all of that.” They want to see a balance in the nominees, with people who have been successful in their own personal lives in addition to their business, community, workplace and school. Traditionally the awards are held on Administrative Professionals’ Day, which will be on April 24 this year, but

this year’s luncheon will happen a week earlier than that because spring break for the local schools is April 22-26 this year. “ We want to accommodate the community to make sure that it benefits our amazing women that are being honoured, but it also helps the women and children in our community who are in need,” said Hall. A guest speaker and entertainment for the luncheon will be announced at a later date. Proceeds from the Women of Today awards will be directed to several projects in the community, included an FM sound system in a local school, the Salvation Army’s food bank in Estevan and food programs in local schools. The event has benefitted numerous other programs in the community in the past.

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A decision that won’t be easy If there’s one person in Saskatchewan we don’t envy right now, it’s Judge Inez Cardinal, who is tasked with determining the sentence for the semi-truck driver in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The sentencing hearing for the crash was last week in Melfort. It had to be held at a community hall in the small city, because the court room wasn’t large enough to accommodate all of the people who wanted to be in attendance. As you would expect with a case like this, with 16 people killed and 13 more injured, there was a long list of individuals who wanted to give victim impact statements. A total of 90 were read out; there likely could have been hundreds more. And now Cardinal has to decide how long the driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, will spend behind bars. In many cases, a judge can draw on legal precedence. She can look at previous sentences for dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm. But in this instance, with 16 fatalities and 13 more injured, there is no precedent to draw from. This sentence will set a new precedent; it’s one that we hope will never have to be drawn upon again. The emotions stemming from the bus crash are still running high for many, not just for the friends and the families of the victims

– of which there are many in the Estevan area – but among those who were deeply moved by the tragedy. They want to see as stiff of a sentence as possible for Sidhu. They’ll argue that Sidhu should spend many years, possibly even the rest of his life, behind bars for taking the lives of 16 people and injuring 13 others. Many of the injured will have to deal with the physical and mental injuries for the rest of their lives. People will question how he couldn’t have seen all the signs that indicated there was a highway junction approaching. He says he was preoccupied with the tarp flapping behind the truck, but was he looking at the tarp for the entire distance from that first sign to the junction? The Crown has asked for a 10-year sentence. Many people will hope the judge will impose a much stiffer sentence that will ensure Sidhu won’t even be eligible for parole for more than 10 years. Then there are those who point out that Sidhu’s sentence should be much less than 10 years, that he wasn’t acting maliciously, that he was not ready to be driving the large semi-trailer unit on his own. They’ll argue that his greatest punishment will come when he is deported from Canada, which is a virtual guarantee since it’s almost certain he’ll get more than six months in prison.

(The argument for more stringent driver training for semi-trailer unit drivers is another debate for another time, but it’s good to see that both Saskatchewan and Alberta are moving forward with higher standards. And few would argue against tougher standards). There are also mitigating factors to consider. Sidhu thankfully pleaded guilty and accepted responsibility for his actions, rather than forcing the families to go through the pain of a long trial. And you could see during the sentencing hearing that he is very remorseful for his actions. His guilty plea appears to stem from genuine accountability, rather than self-preservation. And then there is the issue of his probable deportation from Canada. But it would be a mistake to portray Sidhu as a virtuous character for pleading guilty, or as a victim because he’s facing eventual deportation. The only victims in this case are the people who were aboard the bus that day, and the families and friends who have been affected. Set a strong precedent. Give Sidhu 10 years, or close to it. The sentencing on March 22 will represent another chapter in moving forward from the collision. A lenient sentence, though, would only serve to cause more pain for the victims of the families.

My deliveries are not here yet, and I am going bonkers In recent weeks, being just a little bit of a latecomer to the party, I have discovered eBay. I made three purchases in one evening, for a total of four over the last 12 or 13 years. That first purchase happened to be from someone I knew, who lived in Battleford when I lived in North Battleford. I drove over to his place to pick it up. Anyhow, as a lot of the specialty items I need can’t be obtained locally, I’m increasingly turning to online shopping. By the time I drive to Regina for something, anything, it’s easily $200 in food, fuel, and a whole day wasted. I can buy a lot for $200, each trip. I might be buying used camera gear or computer hardware. Whatever it is, I try to shop local first, but sometimes there’s no other option. I find that Amazon and Newegg, in addition to eBay, seem to be fitting the bill. So you would think, by now, that the local couriers would consider my address to be something of a semi-regular dropoff. At least, not one that’s out of the blue. That might be the case for Purolator, but I think there needs to be some work with UPS. Which brings us back to eBay. I ordered three items from different parts of the continent. One was from Quebec, another was from California, and a third from Indiana. At the same time I ordered two minor items, one from Amazon, and another identical item from a Canadian camera store. The two identical minor items arrived within minutes of each other, and in short order. The only difference between them is I paid $10 for shipping from the camera store and didn’t have to pay for shipping from Amazon, as I pay my $100 or so per year for Amazon Prime. So far, so good.

From the Top of the Pile BRIAN ZINCHUK But these other items are driving me a little batty. One, from Quebec, arrived today, via Canada Post. Everything was good, and the expected delivery date was from Monday to Friday this week. It actually came last Friday afternoon, and a tag was left in the mailbox. With me picking it up from the post office on Monday, I was happy. Following the tracking on the two other items has been less satisfying. The notes on eBay’s tracking noted on Friday, at 7:25 p.m., “The driver was unable to collect funds on the first delivery attempt. A second attempt will be made.” That’s interesting. I was home at the time. I remember this distinctly as I had just got back from taking photos out of town and rolled into the driveway at 7:15 p.m. The next 15 minutes I was in-and-out of the house, unloading gear. And the kids had been home for several hours prior to that. No delivery truck drove up during this time, so I call bovine feces on their “first delivery attempt.” The funds they are trying to collect are for import duties, which I though had been covered in the shipping costs, but whatever. The next entry says for 5:01 p.m. on Saturday. “The driver was unable to collect funds on the first delivery attempt. A second attempt will be made.”

Where was I, my wife and two children at that time? Home. All of us. No one came to our door. And I didn’t see tracks in the snow the next morning when I shovelled the driveway. So here we were, on day three of their supposed delivery, it’s after 5 p.m. (couriers usually get here around 3 p.m.), and there’s no delivery guy from UPS. In the past couple days, there was a fair bit of snow. So I can understand if it takes the various delivery drivers longer to come around. And I’m an individual, not a regular business stop. Priorities. I get it. At Christmas time I ended up ordering two copies of my wife’s gift, a year’s worth of nursing uniform pants. The first shipment said on Amazon that it had arrived. It did not. I waited a week, no pants, and no gift for me to put under the tree. So I squawked to Amazon and they sent a replacement order immediately, which arrived on the double-quick. Then the first parcel arrived the next day. So now my wife had two years’ worth of uniform pants for her. Being the respectable guy I am, I contacted Amazon and paid for the second parcel, as opposed to sending them back. She’s going to use them anyhow, I figured. I now am beginning to understand why people are installing doorbell cameras – to see who shows up to your house, and when. Or in this case, to prove a negative, when they do not show up, despite saying they had. Online ordering opens up the world in a way Sears or Eaton’s could only dream about. But it’s those pesky deliveries that still need to be perfected, methinks. Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at

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Relativity of time The other day I glimpsed at the calendar and ‌ Shock. It’s February. Where is January? Gone already? As if it was yesterday, I remember how winters would last forever, making me believe every time that it was the end of the world. (I’m a very thermophilic creature; my hell would probably look like Vikings’ – the ice desert with blowing snow). Now it’s the last month of winter, which I hardly noticed. :KHQWKHÂżUVWVKRFNZDVJRQH,WULHGWRUHPHPEHU my last summer. Thanks to social networks, they prove that the summer actually lasted more than one day. Yet, in my memories, it was just one warm glimpse. Is it just me, or have you also noticed that the time keeps speeding up? , ÂżUVW QRWLFHG WKH FKDQJHV LQ KRZ , IHOW DERXW WKH time a while ago. Already then 24 hours didn’t feel so anymore, and the year felt as if it was shorter than 365 GD\V1RZDVIRUPHLWĂ€LHVHYHQIDVWHUVR,GHFLGHGWR do some research. Most of us believe that time is linear. Some agree that it’s circular and history always repeats itself. Others think it goes in spiral loops, overlapping but developing. There are more ideas about how time goes, but I was wondering if it was constant or it could actually speed up, so something that ancients agreed to be a minute was only three-quarters of that nowadays. Apparently, it’s not just the length of time itself; it’s how we feel about it that changes over the lifetime. And there are a number of variables affecting it. Psychological factors and emotions change how we judge the time. There was an experiment where participants were asked to talk to each other prior to telling the scientists who they want to participate in the next activity with. Then each person stepped out of the room and scientists gave them one of the two options: they either said that nobody picked them, so they had to participate in the next activity on their own, or that everybody picked them, so to make it fair they should participate on their own. “Popularâ€? participants reported that the following activity went by very fast, while “forsakenâ€? ones stated that there was no end to it. Memories and attention we pay to the world around also change how we notice the time. A new experience involving a lot of brain activity feels longer than familiar situations. Think of road trips: the way there always feels longer than the way back. Moreover, we judge the present and the past time GLIIHUHQWO\:KHQZHDUHÂżJKWLQJWKHĂ€XHYHU\PLQXWH feels like an hour. Yet, when we think of the time when we were sick, it feels like it was a brief period. The trick is that the routine gets coded in our brain as one experience. Age also affects the way we feel about the time, here WKHSURSRUWLRQDOLW\PDWWHUV2QH\HDULVWKHÂżIWKSDUWRI \RXUOLIHZKHQ\RXDUHÂżYHDQGRIFRXUVHWKHVXPPHU lasts forever. And when you are 50, one year is just a little SDUWRI\RXUOLIH RQHÂżIWLHWK VRLWIHHOVUHODWLYHO\VKRUW Furthermore, life experience is another thing that tricks us when it comes to time perception. The older we get, the more experience we gain, the fewer activities remain new to us. Everything looks simpler and easier, requires less brainwork and gets coded as routine. So weekends pass by without us even noticing. On top, we feel that the future is a broad area where we have enough time for everything. Ask busy people to give you 10 minutes now - they won’t have time. But ask them to give you an hour in a year, and they will happily arrange a meeting. $QG ÂżQDOO\ QRW RQO\ GR ZH IHHO GLIIHUHQW EXW ZH also think differently about how the time goes. If you say that the appointment is moved two days forward from Wednesday, some people will think that it’s now scheduled for Monday, while others will believe that it will take place on Friday. Some of us feel that the time comes towards them, while others feel that they move through the time. I still don’t know if time is a permanent volume, yet this research reminded me that despite its elusiveness time is our only real limited nonrenewable treasure, so PDNLQJLWODVWORQJHUE\ÂżOOLQJLWZLWKOLIHPDNHVVHQVH

Minister Sohi should remember CCS for power options The editor: I am replying to federal Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi, and his opinion piece, Canada becoming a leader in all forms of energy, that appeared in the Jan. 30 edition of the Estevan Mercury. I remind Mr. Sohi to add to his talking points on inno-

vation in the energy sector, the fact that Estevan is also home to the world’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station, which SaskPower and the federal government built. It is producing clean energy from coal and is also enhancing oil production in nearby oilfields. Also there is a test facility

at the Shand Power Station where companies can do testing on their own coal projects to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) and sulfur. Furthermore, Saskatchewan is importing CO2 from Beulah, N.D., for enhanced oil recovery. CCS is cleaning up the atmosphere and increasing oil production. This technology

Emotional victim impact statements were read at hearing The sentencing hearing for the semi-trailer driver in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash was held last week. A total of 90 statements were ready by those affected by the bus crash, including family and friends of the victims. They told the semi-trailer unit driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, how the collision has changed their lives. Some of them expressed forgiveness to Sidhu. Among the statements to gain national attention was from former Estevan resident Christina Haugan, the widow of Darcy Haugan, who was the team’s head coach and general manager when the collision occurred. She pointed out that the bus crash has had an impact on every aspect of her family’s lives. “I choose the word collision intentionally, as I believe an accident to be something that was circumstances beyond our control and as such not preventable,� said Haugan. But the bus crash was preventable. Had Sidhu stopped or slowed down before reaching the intersection, then she said so many days would be different today, including those of Sidhu and his family. “I have two children,� she said. “Your actions on April 6 took their father. It took my husband. It took our main wage earner. Everything about our

This photo of Darcy and Christina Haugan with their sons Carson and Jackson was included with Christina Haugan’s victim impact statement. Photo submitted lives changed in that one instant you made the decision to ignore a stop sign.� They now struggle every day to get out of bed and go about their day. Her two boys, Carson and Jackson, lost their strong male influence who offered the guidance of a father in school and sports. “The hole their dad’s death leaves in their lives is something that will never ever be filled with anything and will never completely heal,� she said. She also pointed out that her husband will never see his

boys graduate, cheer them and support them at another hockey game, or ever see them get married or hold them. And the crash on April 6 took her husband. “Your actions, while I believe to not be intentional, were still incredibly negligent and irresponsible while you held a weapon in your hands in the form of a steering wheel,� she said. But Christina Haugan pointed out that her husband was a man of faith, a faith that she also has. And so while

Sidhu’s actions have had consequences on the family, she has forgiven him. “There are days while the unjustness and sadness and anger are definitely still there, but I have been forgiven for things when I didn’t deserve it, and so I will do the same,� she said. She also encouraged him to learn what he can about the victims, because there were so many incredible people on the bus. Sentencing is scheduled to happen March 22. The Crown is seeking a 10-year prison sentence.

LTE service arrives in Torquay SaskTel has announced the launch of LTE cellular services in Torquay with the deployment of a small cell site. The new cell site is part of Phase 2 of the Government of Saskatchewan’s multi-phase initiative to provide rural communities with enhanced access to reliable cellular and high-speed Internet services. “O ur government is committed to ensuring that rural residents in Saskatchewan are provided with world class communication services,� said Estevan MLA

Lori Carr, who is also the minister of Highways and Infrastructure. “SaskTel continues to find innovative solutions to deliver its services in rural areas and I’m extremely pleased that residents in my constituency will benefit from the improved coverage this new small site will deliver.� “SaskTel continues to invest in its networks, so our customers get the service they expect and need.� Doug Burnett, SaskTel acting president and CEO said. “With

Saskatchewan’s largest LTE network, SaskTel customers can surf, stream, and download the content they want faster than ever before and from almost anywhere in the province.� Phase 2 will see SaskTel commence the deployment of a small cell site solution that will provide improved cellular services in 100 rural communities. Once construction begins, SaskTel expects to complete the deployment of all small cell sites by the end of 2020.

Phase 3 will see SaskTel engage in enhancing cooperation with independent providers in Saskatchewan with the goal of increasing opportunities to improve rural wireless services in rural Saskatchewan. As for Phase 4, Melville-Saltcoats MLA Warren Kaeding will continue to work with municipalities across the province to identify coverage gaps in rural Saskatchewan, which will help SaskTel formulate a broad expansion of wireless services in rural Saskatchewan.

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A day of art therapy from Cree artist Michael Lonechild By Ana Bykhovskaia

The rustle of brushes and a calm deep voice telling stories about the relationships with colour, light, paint, tools and canvas were heard in the room. One of Saskatchewan’s most accomplished and respected Cree artists Michael Lonechild held a painting clinic at Art Concepts Custom Framing in Estevan on Saturday. For this piece, Lonechild recommended his students to use only four colours – yellow, white, blue and red, but with the professional instructions, their success was assured. Those who attended the

painting clinic received more than just an art class. “For me, art is a universal language. It could relate to anybody, anybody could participate. Art is a kind of therapy. I find that once you start getting into it, suddenly you start to forget about stuff, forget about the world and you are just concentrating at it,” Lonechild said. He believes that he does art partially because of its healing nature. “Maybe that’s why I do art, the therapy part of it because growing up at the reserve wasn’t very pleasant a long time ago. Art kept me and my brothers going.” Snow and the sky were

the main themes at this clinic as guests were painting kids skating on the ice. Winter is one of Lonechild’s favourite and also best-selling themes. “Mostly winter scenes (sell well). People relate to that. Well, of course, we are Saskatchewan people. Nobody can forget winter. Even summertime we think of winter,” he said. A talented artist, Lonechild is also a talented teacher and works of his students, many of who tried painting for the first time looked very close to the masterpiece. “Art is a visual thing, if you see it, then you could probably do it. So the way I teach is I show them what I

want them to do and I kind of give them an idea of how to do it and let them go and follow them up,” Lonechild said. Artwork and teaching are the main components of Lonechild’s contemporary life, and both of these activities are equally important for him. “I enjoy both. Now when I’m getting older I can only sit for four hours a day and paint. The first four hours are my most productive time, and after that, I’m kind of just wasting time.” When the schedule allows, Lonechild starts painting as soon as the sun is up, but that doesn’t happen every day. And not to lose precious minutes he always has his own kit at hand. “I have a kit that I take with me for the past six years, everything I need to paint. Just set it up and ready to go. They (brushes) are special to me because I had them for six years (he said with a laugh).” Clinics are a part of Lonechild’s routine; he travels all over southern Saskatchewan and sometimes goes as far as Prince Albert and

Maple Creek. But his main job is with the Treaty 4 Education Alliance. “It’s a group of teachers that were mandated by the chiefs to create the curriculum for the students on First Nations reserves. I do a lot of that,” Lonechild said. Besides that, the artist is doing his own art and also works on some pieces and prints for the Treaty 4 governor’s side. After many years, Estevan, the place where Lonechild started his art career, still greets him with a lot of interest with the clinic attendance exceeding the planned capacity. Lonechild is happy to see as much turn out as he had in the 70s. “I was 18 -19 years old; I had my first art show here. It was in the Town Hall, the basement of the Town Hall. I think we had about 28 pieces, and I only went home with about four or five of them, we sold the rest. Back then we were selling them for a hundred dollars apiece,” Lonechild said. Nowadays, Lonechild is one of the most popular and

top-requested Cree artists in Saskatchewan. Most of his works are in galleries and private collections throughout North America and some are displayed in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. Lonechild’s painting clinic is one of the many interesting and creative art events set by the Art Concepts Customer Framing. Business owner Theresa Fuhr shared their plans. “Anything from photography workshops to more painting workshops to musical nights. We are pretty excited to fill up our year with anything creative… March 15, we are having an opening for our local artist named Diana Brown. Her work is water colouring ink, the series is called Taking Flight, and it’s all about birds. There also will be a photography workshop from Byron Fichter within next month. And we are looking in April for a live music event,” Fuhr said. For more information on Estevan art life, follow Estevan Mercury and Art Concepts Customer Framing Facebook group.

Estevan photographer Byron Fichter participated in painting clinic. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia

City announces utility incentive program The City of Estevan has announced the details on a new initiative to encourage residents to sign up for electronic billing and preauthorized payments on their utility bills. Those who register for electronic billing will be entered into a draw for one of four $250 utility bill credits. Draw dates will be March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31. Residents who sign up for preauthorized payments

will have two chances to win a $250 credit. Draw dates will be made on June 30 and Dec. 31. All residents who are currently signed up for electronic billing and preauthorized payments will be automatically entered to win. People can sign up for electronic billing and preauthorized payments online or by visiting City Hall and filling out an application form. The city first announced the initiative late last year,

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Cree artist Michael Lonechild was working on his piece along with the students, explaining and demonstrating how to do art. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia

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Moe, Batters to join rally By Kevin Weedmark of the Moosomin WorldSpectator The lineup of speakers at a pro-resource rally in Moosomin on Feb. 16 has been fleshed out, with the addition of Premier Scott Moe and Senator Denise Batters joining the previouslyannounced Andrew Scheer, the federal Conservative Leader and leader of the official opposition. The rally will take place at the new IJack assembly plant just north of Moosomin on Highway 8. The rally will start at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a barbecue. The pro-pipeline, proresource rally will focus not just on the energy industry, but on the challenges to other local resource industries, such as potash and agriculture, caused by the amount of oil being transported by rail because of the lack of pipelines. Brandon-Souris MP Larry Maguire, Dauphin-Swan River MP Robert Sopuck and Saskatchewan MLAs Steven Bonk, Warren Steinley and Warren Kaeding have all confirmed that they will attend the event as well. The plan for the rally grew out of efforts by the town and RM of Moosomin to bring discussion of the Energy East pipeline back to the national agenda. The town and RM submitted parallel resolutions to the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) last winter to ask those organizations to raise the issue with higher levels of government. The town and RM then appointed former SARM president Sinclair Harrison to take the lead on the issue. “The voice of the silent majority needs to be heard,” said Harrison. “Polls that have been done across Canada show there is support for pipelines. To sit back and do nothing is unacceptable, so we will do

what we can. “We were very fortunate to have the eader of the opposition, and then Senator Batters, and then the premier of Saskatchewan agree to come speak at the rally. Hopefully that will help attract the national media, because we want to get our message out to the whole country. “It took a lot of work by a few people to secure Andrew Scheer as a speaker, but because of his national profile, our event should get a lot of attention, and we want that attention because we have a message that we want to get out to the country—that for places like Moosomin, where people are familiar with pipelines, where people know what pipelines are all about, there’s a lot of support for pipelines.” Oil and gas companies, pipeline workers and contractors are welcome to bring their trucks and line them up along the north service road north of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Trinidad Drilling faces two charges regarding 2017 incident near Torquay By Brian Zinchuk

Trinidad Drilling Ltd. made its first appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday, facing two charges under the Saskatchewan Employment Act and its Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. The charges were sworn on Jan. 2, 19 months after the alleged incident took place near Torquay, on June 4, 2017. Trinidad has operated several drilling rigs in the Torquay area in recent years. The first charge is “fail in the provision and maintenance of plant, systems of work and working environments to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the

health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers as required by Section 12(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, resulting in the serious injury of a worker, namely Dakota Treso, contrary to Subsection 3-78(g) and 3-19 of the Saskatchewan Employment Act.” The second charge was that Trinidad failed “to ensure that no worker is permitted to perform work unless the worker has been trained, and has had sufficient experience, to perform the work safely…” with respect to the same act, resulting in serious injury to Dakota Treso. Lawyer Peter Bergbusch of Millar Thomson appeared by phone for the defence.

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Diana Chisholm’s work on display at EAGM The newest exhibit in the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum’s (EAGM) Gallery No. 1 is courtesy of a former local resident who received inspiration for the exhibit while living in the Energy City. A reception was held for Diana Chisholm’s Delete if not Aloud on Friday night. Chisholm came back to Estevan for the reception, and spoke to about 30 people, including numerous family and friends. Chisholm was the Estevan Arts Council’s artist in residence in 2015-16. When she moved to the city, she visited the Garage Sale Estevan Facebook page to furnish her home. “I began to take a closer look at how people use Facebook buy and sell groups, and was intrigued by some of the posts and the way people use those sites to buy and sell things that they maybe no longer need, or could have another use,” she told the Mercury.

Diana Chisholm discusses her exhibit Delete if not Aloud during a reception at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum on Friday night. She was also interested in some of the photos of objects that were actually

Chisholm’s exhibit features items inspired by what she saw on an online garage sale site in Estevan.

beautiful images. “So I started recreating some of the posts that I found more intriguing or interesting,” she said. Arriving in Estevan about a year after the economic downturn began, she thought a lot of the images she saw were reflective of Estevan at that time. She also found humour in a lot of the posts. The first post that piqued her interest was a post with no image for a cat litter box filled with hair products. It generated more than a dozen comments. One exhibit is a container with coveralls, which stemmed from one of the entries that she saw, and she believes reflected the times due to the downturn. Then there was another photo of somebody’s wall during a renovation. The post said that if someone wanted the insulation inside the wall,

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on one of the EAGM’s walls. “For me this then became a conversation between me and the people of Estevan, in terms of finding all of the items that work,” she said. Chisholm has been on buy and sell sites across the country. Some communities have lots of networks, and they’re all unique. “It was important to me that wherever this show goes, that the items that are in the exhibition are actually reflective of the community it’s in,” she said. The items that are in Delete if not Aloud will be available in the EAGM’s fundraising garage sale later this year. Chisholm said she has a keen interest in place and land, and the way people delineate spaces, but she tends to take an industrial perspective. It started with an exploration of the rural area where she grew up in Nova Scotia. “I don’t look at industry, or work with industry, in kind of a protest way. I actu-

ally think it’s very beautiful,” she said. “So when I got to Estevan, I started exploring and looking at the industrial nature of Estevan.” While in Estevan, she took photos of a decommissioned dragline, and took a tour of the local mine sites. After wrapping up her term as Estevan’s artist in residence, Chisholm had a brief stint working with the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. Then she and her partner, David Dyck, who is from Estevan, relocated to the west coast of Newfoundland. She currently splits time between Corner Brook and Woody Point. Dyck still has family in Estevan, and Chisholm enjoyed visiting with them and other friends in the community while in Estevan. “It’s been nice to be back and see lots of familiar faces,” said Chisholm. Delete if not Aloud will remain on display at the EAGM until March 29.

Envision looking for testimonials The Envision Counselling and Support Centre is marking 25 years of serving the southeast region this year. They are asking the public for help to celebrate this milestone by sharing their stories of healing and change during these past 25 years. “We want the focus of our 25th anniversary to be those whose lives have been impacted by Envision, or VIP (Violence Intervention Program) as it was known in the early days. We’re hoping

there’s people out there willing to share how Envision made a difference in their lives,” said Christa Daku, executive director of Envision Counselling. “So many individuals have been involved with Envision Counselling over the years, from board members, to volunteers, to staff and of course the clients. We’re asking that anyone who would like to share their story with us, to call the Estevan office.” Envision will maintain any level of confidentiality

that people want to maintain, she said. As part of the 25th anniversary milestone, Envision is in the midst of a fundraiser, 50-50 for a Cause. Tickets are currently on sale, and will be available until Feb. 8. The grand prize draw will happen Feb. 11. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are $20 each or six for $100. All proceeds will go directly to support Envision Counselling’s programming in southeast Saskatchewan.

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Real Canadian musical blend - Ladom Ensemble performed at Trinity Lutheran Church By Ana Bykhovskaia

Prokofiev and Bach, R adiohead and Persian motives, Bosnian tints and East Coast Medley to name just a few. Prairie Debut presented the fourth show of the 2018-19 Estevan Concert Series with the Ladom Ensemble at Trinity Lutheran Church. Drawing from various global music genres, the unique ensemble that consists of piano, accordion, cello and percussion brings the musical variety together into a contemporary classical framework. Despite the snow, wind, cold and poor driving conditions the eclectic and full of energy Ladom Ensemble made it to Estevan from Assiniboia, where they were performing earlier within their Prairie tour program. They’ve

been on the road for over three weeks so far, and Estevan is one of their last stops before they head back to Toronto. Pouya Hamidi (piano and the main composer), Michael Bridge (accordion), Beth Silver (cello) and Adam Campbell (percussion) filled the show with energy. Their emotions were transmitted not only through amazing music but also through mimics and gestures during the professional and brilliant performance. The performers happened to be not the only ones who had to travel for the performance. A lot of guests came from the Estevan area and even from Melville. Yet, those present could confirm that the music was worth the effort. The concert wouldn’t happen if not for the Estevan Arts Council and volunteers,

and the artists remembered to ask guests to give a round of applause to their supporters. The eclectic cultural richness of Ladom Ensemble’s music is a reflection of Canada’s cultural diversity. The ensemble, which consists of a Regina-born and raised in Calgary Bridge, originating from Tehran, Iran, but growing up in Toronto Hamidi, coming from Prince Edwards Island Cambell and Torontoborn and raised Silver. The elasticity of styles is the musical foundation of the ensemble that came together 10 years ago at the University of Toronto. As far as the musicians know they are the only ensemble that consists of this particular set of instruments, so each piece they create is unique and unrepeatable in its nature. In their music, they incorporate inspirations of Argentinian jazz, classical

Praire Debut Ladom Ensemble performed at the Trinity Lutheran Church. From left, Beth Silver (cello), Pouya Hamidi (piano), Michael Bridge (accordion) and Adam Campbell (percussion). Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia tango, Serbian folk dance and Persian classical dulcimer, amongst others.

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Variety show keeps families entertained Local families were kept entertained during the variety magic show hosted by the Estevan Police Association (EPA) on Thursday night at the Estevan Comprehensive School. Magicians Marty Putz, Richy Roy, and Murray and Teresa Hatfield provided laughs through their acts, some of which involved crowd participation. Roy has performed at the variety night in the past, while Putz and the Hatfields were new. EPA secretary Trevor Roberts, who is a detective with the Estevan Police Service, said this is something the association has done for several years. “I think it was neat to have some new performers there, and we still had our local magician Richy Roy who

is from Weyburn. But the rest of the talent came in from other places that we haven’t had through here before, so it was good.” An estimated crowd of 75 people was in attendance. The feedback for the event was really good, Roberts said, thanks to the presence of the new entertainment. “Some of the kids have been there not only this year, but last year and the year before, too. The fact that some of the talent was switched up for them, they all seemed to be fairly excited.” Roberts didn’t have an estimate on how much money was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships and other revenue sources. Proceeds from the variety show will go to benefit local causes.

Murray Hatfield places his wife Teresa in a special box which he then pierced with swords and shields. No blood was spilled during the act. Photo by Brian Zinchuk


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Bruins dominate Wings twice on the weekend By David Willberg

Seven was a big number for the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins this past weekend. The Bruins defeated the Weyburn Red Wings 7-2 at Affinity Place on Saturday night; it was the second straight game in which they scored seven goals against their Highway 39 rivals, as the Black and Gold blanked the Red Wings 7-0 Friday night in Weyburn. The win on Saturday was the Br uins se venth straight win. Bryce Platt scored 5:18 into the first period Saturday to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead, and Michael McChesney doubled the advantage 74 seconds later. Jordan Kazymyra scored for Weyburn with about five minutes to play in the first, but Turner Ripplinger would respond before the period was finished to restore the Bruins’ two-goal lead. McChesney notched his second of the game in the middle frame to give the Bruins a three-goal lead, and Jayden Davis added a short-handed goal just over two minutes later to pad the advantage. Johnny Witzke’s power-play goal with six minutes to play in the period was not only the Bruins sixth goal, but it chased Ben Laidlaw from the Weyburn goal; Laidlaw stopped 28 of 34 shots on the night. Tyler Leibl scored a power play goal for Weyburn late in the second to make it a 6-2 game. The Red Wings had a two-man advantage for 80 seconds at the end of the period, and a lengthy power play to start the third after Bruin forward Tristyn DeRoose was assessed a two-minute instigator penalty and a five-minute fighting major late in the frame,

Weyburn goaltender Ben Laidlaw makes a save in front of Bruins Bryce Platt (26) and TJ Irey (20). but Weyburn rarely threatened on the power play. “ We’ve killed penalties really well,” said Bruins head coach/general manager Chris Lewgood. “They got one on us tonight, but we’ve killed penalties very well, and the guys wanted to band together and kill that one for DeRoose. “I thought it was kind of an unfortunate call. I thought to be put down seven minutes on that play was a little ridiculous. He (Tristyn) took as many punches as he delivered.” Moments after DeRoose’s penalties ended, Eddie Gallagher scored for the Bruins to round out the scoring. Kadin Kilpatrick

stopped 12 of 14 shots for the win. Midget call-up Tyler Szturm came on in relief in the third, and stopped all six shots he faced. Cody Levesque stopped 14 of 15 shots for Weyburn after coming on in relief. “I thought we started the game really well,” said Lewgood. “I thought the maturity of our group s h owe d t h ro u g h o u t t o day. We had some lapses there where we shot ourselves in the foot and tried doing a little too much, but at the end of the day the guys dug in and played hard.” McChesney said the club has been working harder the last few weeks, and they have been rewarded by

going 10-2-1 in their last 13 games. “We have a fast team, we have a big team,” said McChesney. “We’re using our feet, using our bodies and using our sticks. I feel like we’re one step better than we were earlier in the year, and it’s showing.” McChesney also scored twice on Friday night, and Davis had a short-handed goal in that game as well. Will Koop, Ripplinger, Platt

and DeRoose had the other Bruin goals. Kilpatr ic k made 16 saves to get the shutout, his first in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. McChesney said it was important to jump on Weyburn early each night. “We know if we get on them early, we can get them shut down,” said McChesney. “They’re not doing so well this season, and we’re starting to pick it up.”

Both games were physical, and at times chippy, but McChesney said it’s to be expected with the two longtime rivals. The Bruins (25-20-21) had a four-point lead on the Yorkton Terriers (2422-1) for top spot in the Viterra Division. Yorkton had a game in hand. The two teams were slated to meet Tuesday night in Yorkton. (Results were not available at press time).

Habs roster announced for alumni game The names have been announced for the Montreal Canadiens alumni team that will be in Estevan for a fundraising hockey game Feb. 24. The game starts at 2 p.m. at Affinity Place. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Steve Shutt is arguably the biggest name involved; he’ll be serving as the coach of the squad. Shutt won five Stanley Cups as a member of the Habs dynasty in the 1970s, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. His 60 goals in 1976-77 remained a single-season record for a left-winger until the mark was broken by Luc Robitaille in 1992-93. Richard Sevigny will be the goaltender for the alumni team. He won the Vezina Trophy for the 1980-81 season, back when the Vezina was awarded to the goalie(s) on the team with the lowest goals against average in the league. Also on the Habs entry will be forwards Oleg Petrov, Keith Acton, Glen Metropolit, Mathieu Dandenault, Pierre Dagenais and Jesse Belanger, and defencemen Arc-Andre Bergeron

and Patrice Brisebois. Brisebois, who played more than 1,000 games in the NHL, had the longest tenure with the Canadiens among the players in the game, as he spent 16 seasons with the teams in his 18-season NHL career. Brisebois, Belanger and Petrov were all part of the last Montreal team to win the Stanley Cup in 1993; Sevigny was on the Habs roster for the 1979 championship season. Acton, meanwhile, had an 88-point season with Montreal in 1981-82, won a Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1990, and played more than 1,000 games in the NHL. One other player has yet to be announced. Players for the game are subject to change. Proceeds of the game will be directed towards the Royal Canadian Legion’s Estevan branch and OSI-CAN, which provides assistance to those suffering from occupationalstress injuries (OSI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Pleasantdale wins tournament The Pleasantdale Bulldogs won a boys’ elementary school basketball tournament that was held at Spruce Ridge School on the weekend, defeating the St. Mary’s Monarchs 85-58 in the final. Gathering for a group photo were, back row, from left, coach Devin Aspinall, Hamisi Kasanga, Nathan Wagstaff, Tanyan Strudwick and Tallan Howie; front row, Devin Elford, Ashton Saccary, Hunter Siever and Ty Hoste. Missing are Nathan Yunick and Chase Foord. Photo submitted

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Estevan Mermaids compete in Saskatoon Fifteen members of the Estevan Mermaids synchronized swim club travelled to the Shaw Centre in Saskatoon on Saturday and Sunday for the 2019 Sandra Roberts National Stream Championship. Athletes per formed their figure and solo routines for the judges on Saturday, and team routines on Sunday. Marks for each routine include scores for execution, artistic impression and difficulty. Championship scores are a combined routine and figure score. In the 11 and 12 age group, the score is 60 per cent

for figure and 40 per cent for routine, while for the 13-15 age group, it is 50 per cent each for figure and routine. Sierra Mantei and Elle Meyers competed in the nine and 10-year-old division. Rachel Duncan, Sarah Greening, Rowyn Shier and Nevaeh Wakely were in the 11-12 division, and Sienna Kuntz was in the novice division. Aivr y Culy, Rebecca Duncan, Gracie Dzuba, Emily Greening, Andri Groeveld, Sasha Mantei, Bella Michael and Laura Swirski competed in the 13-15 age group.

Four of those swimmers competed in solos. In the nine and 10-year-old solo division, Sierra Mantei was third in routines and third in the championship division. Three swimmers were entered in the 13-15 solo division. Rebecca Duncan was fourth in each for routine and championship, Laura Swirski was fifth in routine and sixth in championship, and Gracie Dzuba was sixth in routine and fifth in championship. The 11 and 12 competitive team finished fifth, and the 13-15 competitive team was fourth.

The soloists were, back row, from left, Laura Swirski, Rebecca Duncan and Gracie Dzuba. Front row, Sierra Mantei. Photo submitted

Members of the 13-15 competitive team were, back row, from left, Andri Groeveld, Emily Greening and Bella Michael; middle row, from left, Aivry Culy, Gracie Dzuba, Rebecca Duncan, Sasha Mantei and Sienna Kuntz; front row, Laura Swirski. Photo submitted

Members of the 11 and 12 competitive team were, back row, from left, Nevaeh Wakely, Sarah Greening and Elle Meyers; front row, Rowyn Shier, Rachel Duncan and Sierra Mantei. Photo submitted

Elecs win third tournament of the year The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs senior boys basketball team won a tournament for the third time this season when they took top spot at a 12team tournament at Yorkton Regional High School. Estevan opened the tournament with a pair of convincing victories, defeating Indian Head 77-51 and Warman 88-54. Clark Calibuna was the top scorer

against Indian Head with 20 points, while Reilly McGeough (25 points) and Jack McGeough (21) led the way against Warman. The Elecs then beat the Yorkton Regional High School 81-69 in the semfinal. Not only did it punch Estevan’s ticket to the final, but it gave the Elecs points in the standings for the regional qualifier for provincials. Yorkton led 21-18 after the

first quarter, but the Elecs outscored Yorkton Regional 30-13 in the second, and the game was never really close after that. Yorkton Regional outscored Estevan 35-33 in the second half. John Anders paced the Elecs attack with 21 points. The final saw Estevan defeat the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles 65-63, giving Estevan three

wins over the Eagles this year. It also came just a few days before the opening games of the McLeod Series between Estevan and Weyburn on Feb. 6 in Weyburn. Estevan outscored Weyburn 24-15 in the second quarter to lead 38-27 at halftime. But Weyburn responded by outscoring the Elecs 20-12 in the third quarter, and closed the gap to three. The Eagles only

outscored the Elecs by one in the fourth. Calibana had 23 points and Francois Adaya added 17 in the final. *** The ECS junior girls Elecs had a successful showing in Moose Jaw this past weekend, taking the B-side final. The tournament started Friday with a loss to Moose Jaw Central Collegiate 53-34,

leaving ECS in the B event. Estevan responded with a 34-26 win over their rivals, the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles. Then they defeated Moose Jaw Peacock 65-60 in overtime in the B final to win. Coach Kevin Kobitz noted the Elecs came back from 18 points down, with Jan Niverba hitting a threepoint buzzer beater to put the game into overtime.

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Mack Auction Company Presents a land auction in the RM of Browning #34 for Brian Fornwald. Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 12:00 NOON, Lampman, SK. NE 21-6-4-W2, RM of Browning #34, Land Access from Paved Highway #604, Land Includes Westeel 1650 Bushel Grain Bin On Wood Floor. | 306-421-2097 | 306-487-7815. Follow our Facebook page to get the latest news daily! PL 311962 Mack Auction Co. presents a land auction in the RM of Brokenshell #68. Join us March 30, 1:00 pm at the Radville Hockey Rink lobby in Radville, Sask. Up for the auction are 2 quarter sections of land located NW of Radville, Saskatchewan! NW 33-07-18-W2 RM OF BROKENSHELL # 68 SE 29-07-18-W2 RM OF \BROKENSHELL #68 | 306-421-2097 | 306-487-7815. Follow our Facebook page to get the latest news daily! PL 311962

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Numerous calls for ďŹ reďŹ ghters Members of the Estevan Fire Rescue Service were called to an apartment building in southeast Estevan twice in a four-hour span early on Feb. 4. The first call came in at about 3:30 a.m., and the second was around 7:30 a.m. Fire Chief Dale Feser said that crews arrived on the scene for the first call and performed a substantial search of the building to find a cause. It appears a faulty detection device with the fire alarm system was the culprit. The second call was related to the same detection device.The building manager was informed, and an electrician was contacted to have the faulty detection head replaced so that it will be running optimally. Other recent calls for the fire department included a collision between a vehicle and a moose 1 1/2 kilometres north of the junction of Highways 47 and 361 in the evening of Jan. 28. Crews arrived to find that nobody in the vehicle suffered any injuries, but the vehicle was damaged. The moose was injured but was able to walk away from the accident. It wandered into a field and was not located. Feser noted that some good

Samaritans stopped at the scene, and allowed the occupant of the vehicle to stay warm while waiting for emergency crews to arrive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was one of those extremely cold nights, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always nice to have people stop by and give a helping hand when others are in need,â&#x20AC;? said Feser. Firefighters isolated the vehicle and took care of fluid leaks. The scene was turned over to the RCMP to continue with traffic control. They were also called to a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm at a residence in the morning of Jan. 30. CO was not detected in the home, and the cause proved to be a faulty detection device, which was 19 years old. Feser reminds people that CO detection devices have the

same life span as smoke alarms, which would be 10 years from the date of manufacturing. A structure fire was reported in the afternoon of Jan. 31. The homeowner was able to safely escape the home, and there was a report of burning plastic. Firefighters entered with gas detection and thermal imaging equipment. A substantial search of the home didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn up a visible smoke or flame. Another residential fire alarm was reported on Feb. 3 that proved to be cooking related. The fire department held a training night on Jan. 29 for its new recruits, teaching them fire station orientation, how to respond to fire calls in their personal vehicles, and policies and procedures within the department.

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Carol Daniels participated in the Winter Heritage Carnival

Southeast Newcomer Services volunteers were brave to go on a sleigh ride despite the strong wind. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia

The Souris Valley Museum (SVM) along with the Southeast Newcomer Services made sure that those, who made it to the Heritage Winter Carnival, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave disappointed. It took about two months to get everything ready for the day filled with education, art and winter activities. Southeast Newcomer Services volunteers helped guests to perfect their pasta snowflakes. Besides, children could practice their painting skills reflecting on winter and on the First Nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; culture. All visitors also had a chance to familiarize themselves with the museum and

make some pictures with the exhibit items. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The idea was to kind of get people out to the museum, see the museum, some winter crafts, winter activities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a way to let people know that we are open in winter as well,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Veneziano, SVM directorcurator. S tarting last winter SVM operates all year long. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the winter we are only open Monday to Friday, but on special days we like to have the museum open on Saturday,â&#x20AC;? Veneziano noted. The horse and sleigh rides and interactive activi-

ties with the charming and inspiring Cree First Nation artist, writer and storyteller Carol Daniels made the 2019 Winter Heritage Carnival really special. And for those who missed the fun, there are more activities coming this month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have Winter Wonderland Camp for ages 3-5 (Feb. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22) where we are going to learn about snow, ice and winter animals. And for older kids, ages 6-10, we have Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roll Camp, which will run Feb. 19-22, 1-4 in the afternoon. There weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go into different decades and learn about music,â&#x20AC;? said Veneziano.

Police called about frauds, break and enters

CAREER IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Sterling Chemicals Ltd. in Estevan is looking for a new employee to join our team as a Warehouse/Blender Operator. This is a full time position that entails blending and packing Sterling Chemicals finished products and assisting with warehouse duties. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: â&#x20AC;˘ Blending Sterling Chemicals finished products â&#x20AC;˘ Safe handling of chemicals â&#x20AC;˘ Assist Warehouse/Blending Manager with warehouse inventory management

Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) have handled calls about a fraud, a break and enter and other incidents in recent days. Members attended to a report of a break and enter to a local business during the Jan. 30 day shift. The matter is still under investigation. Officers also received a report of a fraud that day. The matter is still under investigation. Po l i c e a r re s t e d a 52-year-old Estevan male on outstanding warrants.

The male was held in custody and appeared in court on Jan. 31. Members received a complaint of a hit and run collision in the Nicholson Road area during the Jan. 30 night shift. The matter is still under investigation. Officers were called to a licensed premise during the Jan. 31 day shift for a man refusing to leave when asked to do so. A 26-yearold man from Estevan was arrested and charged under the Alcohol Gaming Regulations Act. He is scheduled


QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ High school diploma â&#x20AC;˘ Previous fork-lift experience would be an asset; however, we will train â&#x20AC;˘ Willingness to work some overtime and/or shift work, as required â&#x20AC;˘ Valid safety training tickets, CPR/First Aid, H2S â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Saskatchewan Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License

SRI HOMESâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Estevan Facility SHELTER HOME SYSTEMS is currently accepting applications for


Sterling Chemicals Ltd. in Estevan is looking for a

full time Account Manager. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES: â&#x20AC;˘ Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to your account â&#x20AC;˘ Build and maintain a strong, long-lasting customer relationship â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure the timely and successful delivery of Sterling Chemical products according to customer needs and objectives â&#x20AC;˘ Develop new business with existing clients and/or identify areas of improvement to meet sales quotas â&#x20AC;˘ Prepare reports on account status â&#x20AC;˘ Collaborate with sales team to identify and grow opportunities within sales territory â&#x20AC;˘ Assist with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed











to appear in court in April to speak to those charges. Police are investigating a fraud that was reported during the Feb. 1 day shift. Initial statements have been taken and a suspect has been identified. The matter remains under investigation. Officers received a call about a break and enter to a business on Seventh Street. If anyone has information that could assist in the investigation, please call the Estevan Police Service at 306-634-4767 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Members had a couple of different scams reported during the Feb. 2 day shift. No money was sent to the scammers in either case. Both remain under investigation. Police received another report of an attempted fraud during the Feb. 2 night shift. The caller received notification they were due a refund, but the notification requested personal information from the caller. The caller didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a refund coming for anything so did not provide any information. Members received a call through the Report Impaired Drivers line. The vehicle in question was located and the driver was found not to be impaired. Police attended to a report of a loud party in the east end. The resident was issued a citation under the city bylaw. The court date for that matter is in April.

QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ Proven work experience as an Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Account Manager, Junior Account Manager or relevant role â&#x20AC;˘ 5 plus years of current working oilfield experience â&#x20AC;˘ Experience delivering client-focused solutions to customer needs â&#x20AC;˘ Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time, all while maintaining sharp attention to detail â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities â&#x20AC;˘ Strong written and verbal communication skills â&#x20AC;˘ Proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel â&#x20AC;˘ Valid safety training tickets, CPR/First Aid, H2S â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Saskatchewan Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License


Sterling Chemicals Ltd. offers a competitive remuneration package, including employee benefits and participation in a Group Retirement Savings Plan. Please email resume with references to: All resumes submitted will be held in strictest confidence NO PHONE CALLS OR PERSONAL DROP OFFS PLEASE.

We Thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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February 6, 2019 A15

Hundreds of volunteers will help with Telemiracle By Ana Bykhovskaia

Telemiracle 2019 is almost ready to go. The talents to perform are chosen, the usual venue is set and the organizational team is putting the last touches on the program. This year the big fundraiser for the Kinsmen Foundation will take place on March 2-3 at the TCU Place in Saskatoon. Telemiracle 43 public relations shadow chair Susan Colbow of the Estevan Kinettes Club noted that so far everything has been running smoothly, which is a good sign. The list of the main performers for the Telemiracle

43 consists of some regular performers, as well as quite a few new names. “We have Jess Moskaluke coming back, Jeffery Straker is going to be back, Brad Johner and the Johner Boys are going to be there. They got a bunch of new performers this year. Andrea Menard will show up and Fred Penner, Jill Straker, Mac Shepherd, Beverly Mahood, Chris Henderson, Lisa Moen, Osmond Davis Band, and the Tucker Lane,” listed Colbow. Chris Henderson was born and raised in Estevan, and he has been performing at Telemiracle for a few years now. Brad Johner and the Johner Boys are from the southeast as well.

Not only will there be people form the Energy City performing on the stage, but there also will be volunteers from Estevan and area helping the fundraiser to happen. “Kinsmen and Kinettes usually go up there with 300400 volunteers that help out at Telemiracle. And Estevan always sends their contingent of volunteers as well (about a dozen). We have people that are on the shadow committee that are in Estevan… There are four Kinettes from the Estevan Kinette Club who are shadowing for the next year’s Telemiracle,” Colbow said. Besides the main fundraiser, there will a bucket going around during a Power Dodge Estevan Bruins game

on February 16th. Money raised at that time will go towards Telemiracle 43 and will serve the needs of Saskatchewan communities. “We are still trying to raise money for people of Saskatchewan to help them out,” Colbow said. “We have Telemiracle as the main fundraiser for the Kinsmen Foundation. We raise money at the show, and that money is being used for people who are needing help with medical equipment, or supplies, or travel bills and accommodation going to appointments.” Through the years the Kinsmen Foundation has been providing a lot of support not only to private people but also to Saskatchewan hospitals including St.

Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan. “The hospital here in Estevan they’ve got beds on their unit A that were all funded by Kinsmen Foundation. The kidney dialysis unit at the hospital here was partially funded by the Kinsmen Foundation,” Colbow said. For the second straight year, there will be a Countdown to Telemiracle preshow. Colbow had the details. “It starts at 6:30 the night of Telemiracle March the 2nd. You can watch it on the Telemiracle YouTube channel or It’s still Saskatchewan talent, it’s still raising money for Telemiracle, it’s just not on the big main stage and you can only see it if you are there

in person or on the Internet, whereas the Telemiracle itself is broadcast on TV,” Colbow said. The Countdown to Telemiracle was started to allow more Saskatchewan talents to participate in the fundraiser. “ There are so many people that are so talented and there is only room for so many people on the show itself. They wanted to get more Saskatchewan talents in, so they come up with this Countdown to Telemiracle,” Colbow explained. If somebody will happen to be in Saskatoon that day and wants to go and watch Telemiracle live there is no cost to get in. No registration is needed.

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Message From

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* Schedule Subject to Change. Please visit for updates on closures and cancellations. Proper footwear and exercise wear is required to participate. Please note during school breaks, (Teachers Convention, Spring Break and Christmas Break) Fitness, Aquatic Centre and Arena schedules may vary. Please visit our live schedules at

UTILITIES EBILL AND PREAUTHORIZATION CONTEST The City of Estevan is encouraging residents to sign up for electronic billing and preauthorization by giving you a chance to win a $250.00 credit towards your city utility bill. Residents can sign up for electronic billing by filling out an online form at or by visiting City Hall and filling out an application form. There are four chances to win a $250.00 credit. Draw dates will be made on March 31st, June 30th, September 30 and December 31st, 2019. All residents that are currently signed up for electronic billing will be automatically entered to win. Residents can also sign up for Preauthorization payments online at or by visiting City Hall and filling out an application form. (please note a void cheque or bank withdrawl must be submitted) There are two chances to win a $250.00 credit. Draw dates will be made on June 30th and December 31st, 2019. All residents that are currently signed up for Preauthorization payments will be automatically entered to win.





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A16 February 6, 2019 City Hall: 1102 4th Street 8 am to 4:30 pm | (306) 634-1800 /HLVXUH2É?FH701 Souris Avenue 8 am to 4:30 pm | (306) 634-1880

2018 Notice to consumers for Water Quality Estevan Waterworks Call 634-1822 for further explanation Parameter

Required Testing by Permit each year

154 Regular Samples 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 A sample after each main repair or construction require additional testing to test for pathogens 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.

Number of Tests Completed in 2018

Number of Tests Not Meeting the Permit in 2018






1. Continuous


2. Every 2 hours


3. Completed for the bacteriological samples





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




1. Every four (4) hours per day 1. Every 2 hours operators for treated water entering the perform an analysis and distribution system monitored continuously 2. At the same frequency and locations as for bacteriological sampling, for free and total residuals.

A value given in box denotes a calculated average over the given time period. All other values indicate the latest one time grab sample. All values in mg/l unless indicated otherwise. MAC is the Maximum Acceptable Concentration as per the Department of Environment IMAC is the Interm Maximum Acceptable Concentration as per the Department of Environment AO is the Aesthetic Objective set by the Department of Environment and Resource management PO is our Plant Objective. * Indicates a problem constituent, see comments at he end of the report for explanation. PHYSICAL PARAMETERS:

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

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 throughout the distribution system

2018 Treated Drinking Water Analysis Summary

2. Completed for the bacteriological samples 190 samples and 304 spot checks



Chemical & Health Panel 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




Pesticides and Organics Atrazine, Bromoxynil, Carbofuran, Chlorpyrifos, Dicamba, 2,4-D, Diclofopmethyl, dimethoate, Malthion, MCPA Pentachlorophenol, Picoram, Trifluralin

1 every 2 years



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.


Cyanide and Mercury




Haloacetic Acids (HAA) HAA'S are a disinfection by-product and are not an immediate risk but over time HAA ingestion is a suspected carcinogen. The years average os not to exceed sample is not to exceed .0.80 mg/L.




Organics Benzene, Benzo(a)pyrene, Carbontetrachloride, Dichlorobenzene, Dichloroethane, Dichloropjenol, Ethylbenzene, Monochlorobenzene, Perfluorooctanesulfonate, Perfluorooctanoic Acid, tetrachloroethylene, Tetrachlorophenol, toluene, Trichlorowethylene, Trichlorophenol 2.4.6, Vinyl chloride, Xylene

1 every 2 years



Microcystin LR or total Microcystin toxins

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Utraviolet Intensity Ultraviolet Intenisty (mW/ cm2) of each lamp. Lamp Status, nd flow rate through cells




Utraviolet Transmittance On-site testing of transmittance at 54mm Wavelength

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Average 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.

Colour, units Temperature, deg C pH *Turbidity, NTU Total Chlorine leaving plant, mg/l Fluoride, mg/l Total Dissolved Solids, mg/l

2017 5 13.8 7.35 0.07 2.28 0.6 1106

RECOMMENDED OBJECTIVE 15 AO 15.0 AO 6.5-9.0 AO 0.30 MAC 266 1.5 MAC 1500 AO

HEALTH AND TOXICITY AND OTHER METALS: (mg/l) 2018 2017 RECOMMENDED OBJECTIVE Boron 0.50 0.460 5 IMAC Cyanide Total <0.020 <0.020 0.2 MAC Mercury <0.0000050 <0.0000050 MAC Selenium 0.0018 0.00192 0.01 MAC Aluminium 0.0646 0.0425 0.2 PO Arsenic 0.0022 0.00185 0.025 MAC Barium 0.0885 0.0990 1 MAC Calcium 87 72.1 Cadmium <0.00015 0.0000085 0.005 MAC Chromium <0.00019 0.00014 0.05 MAC Copper <0.00829 0.00357 1 MAC Iron <0.1 <0.010 0.3 MAC Potassium 20.0 18.2 Magnesium 61 52.3 500 MAC Sodium 206 171 300 AO Lead 0.0001 <0.000050 0.01 MAC Zinc <0.0040 <0.0030 5 AO Uranium 0.0032 0.00258 0.02 MAC * Total Trihalomethanes In Distrubution System 104 118 Sample to be < 0.35 One year ave < 0.10 MAC BACTERIOLOGICAL:

Total Samples Taken <200 Background *>200 Background Positive Coliform Bacteria Giardia Cryptosporidium OTHER IN-HOUSE LAB RESULTS:

Alkalinity Conductivity Iron Chlorides Hardness Nitrates Sulphates Manganese PESTICIDES and OTHER ORGANICS:

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.

2018 4 13.8 7.39 0.06 2.58 0.7 1308

2,4-D 1,2-Dichloroethylene 1,2-Dichlorobenzene 1,2-Dichloroethane 1,4-Dichlorobenzene 2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol 2,4-Dichlorophenol 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol Atrazine Benzene Benzo (a) pyrene Bromoxynil Carbon Tetrachloride Chlorobenzene Chlorpyrifos Carbofuran Dichloromethane/Methylene chloride Dimethoate Dicamba Diclofop-methyl Ethylbenzene Malathion Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Picloram Trifluralin Toluene Tetrachloroethene Vinyl chloride Xylene m+p




173 0 0 0 0 0

173 No sample to 0 contain >200 0 background 1 false positive 0 MAC 0 0




294 1488 0.05 46 483 483.2 514 0.051

261 1466 0.01 66 462 462.3 464 0.014



0.3 250 800 45 500 0.05


2017 RECOMMENDED BJECTIVE 2018 0.00022 0.00011 0.1 IMAC <0.00050 <0.00050 0.014 MAC <0.00040 <0.00050 0.02 MAC <0.0010 <0.0010 <0.00040 <0.0010 <0.00050 <0.00050 0.1 MAC <0.00050 <0.00050 0.9 MAC <0.00050 <0.00050 0.005 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.009 IMAC <0.00050 <0.00050 0.005 MAC <0.0000050 <0.0000050 0.00001 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.005 IMAC <0.00050 <0.00050 0.005 MAC <0.0010 <0.0010 0.08 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.09 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.09 MAC <0.0010 <0.0010 0.05 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.2 IMAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.12 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.009 MAC <0.0010 <0.0010 <0.00010 <0.00010 0.19 MAC <0.00050 <0.00050 0.06 MAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.19 IMAC <0.00010 <0.00010 0.045 IMAC <0.0010 <0.0010 0.024 AO <0.0010 <0.0010 0.05 MAC <0.0010 <0.0010 0.002 MAC <0.0010 <0.0010 0.3 AO

COMMENTS: Total Trihalomethanes (THM) The maximum concentration of THMs in any one sample is 0.35 mg/l, which we are under. Over the long term, the average concentration in the samples collected throughout the year should be below 0.10 mg/l. We will not be able to achieve this without major changes to both the water treatment plant, and the distribution systems. THMs are created when chlorine reacts with the dissolved organics in the water. Money and resources are being set aside in 2004 to study and find a resalution to this contaminnate.

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