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Cannabis grow op leads to charges An Estevan man has been charged for drug and firearm offences following a drug bust in the city last week. The Estevan Police Service’s (EPS) Drug/Intelligence Unit conducted an investigation on a male and female allegedly involved in the illicit cultivation of cannabis. On Friday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m., members from the unit, along with officers from the patrol section, executed a search warrant at a residence located in northeast Estevan. The male and female were not inside the residence, but were arrested shortly thereafter. One was arrested at the residence, and the other was arrested elsewhere. The EPS says the search warrant was executed under the newly reformed Cannabis Act. Officers discovered a cannabis grow operation within the residence. Over 100 cannabis plants were seized along with equipment used for the grow operation. Ladouceur said they’re still calculating the quantity of drugs that were seized, because there were so many plants. “Obviously we’re still in the early stages of that, just quantifying the exact amounts,” said Ladouceur. “The other thing that’s hard to establish is because they’re plants, looking at what the street value would be is a little more difficult. It takes a little more time obviously for us to determine that based on the fact that they’re not broken down into sellable product yet.” The operation included a climate controlled environment, along with high intensity lighting, a carbon dioxide regulator and an air filtration and ventilation system. Other equipment to produce cannabis derivatives, such as shatter, was also seized. Officers also discovered a loaded restricted firearm within the residence. It was also determined nobody within the residence was authorized to possess a firearm,

and the firearm was stored in an unsafe manner. Jesse Wyatt Moen, a 32-year-old Estevan man, was charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling, unlawfully cultivating cannabis from a seed or plant material he knew was illicit, and unlawfully cultivating more than four cannabis plants in a dwelling or house at one time, all under the Cannabis Act. He has also been charged with unlawfully possessing a restricted firearm, possessing a restricted firearm with readily available ammunition, and unlawfully storing a firearm in a careless manner under the Criminal Code. The female was released without charges. “When we find drugs in a residence, we have to establish who the drugs actually belong to. So generally if they’re in a residence, and there’s more than two or three people who reside in that residence, we want to make sure that they didn’t have knowledge, or they didn’t have involvement in that act itself.” Ladouceur pointed out that this was the first cannabis grow op bust by police since cannabis possession became legal last October. “We see a lot on Facebook about people’s comments that it’s legal now and so forth, and they’re absolutely correct. Cannabis is legal now, if you’re purchasing it from an authorized distributor, or to grow. Either you have the proper licensing to grow, or the law says four plants, not 40 or 400.” One of the primary objectives of the government with legalization was to counteract illegal drug activity and sales, he said. “Growing marijuana potentially for sale, or more than the allotted amount under law, is still an offence,” said Ladouceur. Moen appeared in front of the justice of the peace April 13. He was released from custody on several conditions and is scheduled to appear in Estevan Provincial Court on June 17.

A cannabis grow op was the subject of a drug bust in Estevan last week. Photo submitted

Ready for tea Danita Bjorndalen and her granddaughter Maci-Layne Davenport were among the people excited to be at the trefoil tea organized by the Estevan Guiding groups on Saturday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church. Members of the Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers served snacks and refreshments to those in attendance.

Unified collaborative approach to combating drug use within youth By Ana Bykhovskaia abykhovskaia@estevanmercury.ca

“Do I really understand what I’m getting into?” That’s the question Estevan law enforcement, educational and social agencies encourage school students to think about when it comes to drugs. And to help to battle the problem in the community the group started delivering drug awareness presentations to all schools of Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division and South East Cornerstone Public School Division. Working together, such organizations as the Estevan Police Service (EPS), RCMP, two school division boards, addiction and probation services and others try to make

sure that kids have correct and current information about drug regulations and activity. The first two presentations were delivered to St. Mary’s School and Sacred Heart School/École Sacré Coeur last week. Curriculum co-ordinator with Holy Family Lynn Colquhoun talked to Grade 7 and 8 students at Sacred Heart about why teenagers tend to make more risky decisions and about effects drugs and alcohol have on their brain. “Your brain is still developing… (it) will continue to grow until the age of 25… As a result of this development, physical growth, you are going to experience some things as a teenager that I try not to experience as an adult,

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Break and enter case resolved six years later employer from Boissevain, for whom he has worked five years, came to offer support. Canada wished to deal with the matters on this day, instead of having it adjourned to a later date. He reviewed the Crown’s disclosure during the morning break and dealt with it as the last case of the day. Crown prosecutor David Crumley said Canada had some prior criminal matters that were similar, but dated, cases from 2007 and 2008. In explaining the events, Crumley said at 9:15 a.m. on

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A recent traffic stop near Assiniboia brought a 2013 break and enter case at the Torquay Bar to conclusion on Monday, as a man charged pleaded guilty to three related charges. Devon Brent Canada, 30, of Boissevain, Man., pleaded guilty to break and enter, disguise with intent (wearing a face mask), and failing to attend court. Canada represented himself in the matter, however, his

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Feb. 18, 2013, the owner of the Torquay Bar watched out his front window as a white pickup truck with red duct tape on the back pulled up to the delivery entrance of the bar. He saw two males wearing masks get out and enter the bar. The owner confronted them, telling them to take off their masks and empty their pockets. Doing so resulted in four energy drinks and a package of cigarettes. A third male, the getaway driver, fled the scene. On March 25, 2013, Canada failed to attend court, resulting in a breech charge. The prosecutor called for a four-month conditional sentence order, with 24-hour curfew allowed exemptions for work, childcare and medical appointments. Crumley pointed out

that Canada works in liquid manure removal for farms, and that his employer characterized him as a good employee. In his defence, Canada said, “I hung around with some wrong people and made some wrong choices when I was young,” Since then, he said he’s bought a trailer and vehicle for his family, including three boys and a wife who is a stayat-home mother. Judge Carol Snell, who previously served a seven-year term as chief judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan from 2008-2014 inclusive, presided over the case. She asked him the ages of the children and he replied they were eight and four years, and four months. “I was working for an employer who didn’t pay for his guys. I was going through

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and narcotics. “Just because a drug is legal does not make it safe… It is illegal for children and youth to use and possess these substances… A minor in possession of and/or consuming alcohol or cannabis can be fined $360. The legal age to purchase tobacco, alcohol and cannabis in Saskatchewan: for tobacco, it’s 18, for alcohol, it’s 19 and for cannabis, it’s 19. Although these products are legal to purchase and consume at those ages, it is still illegal always to drink and drive and to drive high,” said Rae. Even though Estevan Police Service K-9 Max wasn’t present at this particular presentation Rae outlined that the police has a trained dog which specialize in drug detection as well as other means of finding illegal substances. The presentation covered legal, social and health consequences of using even legalized substances and was aimed at helping youths to make informed and responsible choices in the future. “Your teachers often tell you, ‘It’s on you. It’s your decision. What do you want to do? You got power and control, choose.’ … And consequences are always the result of your choice,” said Colquhoun. Introducing EPS sergeant Craig Bird, Colquhoun pointed out that the police would sooner spend days educating about drugs than resolving drug and alcoholrelated crimes out in the community. Bird, in his speech, told students that the police are aware that a lot of teens try smoking and drinking, experiment with drugs and get involved in dangerous activities, but he insisted that even when making poor choices and finding themselves in trouble youths always should ask for help instead of hiding. He also

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hard times. I was having a hard time mentally and physically. I regret every bad choice I made in my life,” Canada said. “I want my kids to be able to look up to me, not down at me – look at what you did,” he said. Canada added he wants to be able to travel through Saskatchewan, implying that an outstanding warrant would be an impediment to that. Snell took note that he already had one child when this event took place. If he didn’t have a prior criminal record, she would have considered a lesser sentence. “It was a stupid event otherwise. You weren’t there to commit any violent offences,” she said. Snell said that probation was not enough, and that the four-month conditional sentence order that the Crown

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encouraged them to evaluate some friends around them. “You are going to go out partying with friends and they are going to pressure you into drinking, so you can be cool and be hanging out with the right crowd. And I’ll tell you if those are the types of friends that you are hanging out with that are forcing you to do things that you don’t want to do … you need to start thinking about what kind of friends you are hanging out with. Because friends don’t do that to friends,” said Bird. Rae used some statistics to illustrate the situation with drugs and alcohol in the country. She recalled that Canadians between 14-25 years old have one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world; motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16-25 year-olds, and alcohol and/or drug impairment is a factor in 55 per cent of those crashes. However, a story of a man who unintentionally got overdosed with liquid methadone, secretly mixed into his drink by drug addicts, seemed to affect students much stronger than numbers. “They sat and watched him die. Not one person called for help, not one person tried to help him, they watched him die right behind them on the couch. And once he died they proceeded to take his leather jacket… wedding ring and wallet and pawn it off, because that’s how messed up their heads they were,” said Rae. Following the story, Sacred Heart School cousellor Shannon Culy talked about the effects of addictions and explained what organizations there are and who can be a resource for students when they have questions or find themselves in trouble. Similar presentations will be delivered to Grades 4-11 of all schools in Estevan in the near future. Talking about drug-related issues in schools, police Chief Paul Ladouceur noted that they always closely monitor the drug situation in all Estevan schools. However, if parents or students have concerns about drugs being used or distributed in school, they should contact the police. There is always an option to remain anonymous.

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MADD continues fight against impaired driving with town hall event in Estevan By David Willberg dwillberg@estevanmercury.ca

The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapter in Estevan continued its fight against impaired drivers in the community by hosting a town hall-style event Saturday afternoon in the downtown area. The 300-block of 11th Avenue was shut down for a couple of hours. Representatives of the MADD chapter were present, along with the Estevan Police Ser vice, Estevan RCMP, Estevan Fire Rescue Service, Estevan city council and Saskatchewan Government Insurance safety patrol. Connie Hagel, who is the volunteer co-ordinator for the Estevan MADD chapter, said she organized the town hall to let people know about a couple of initiatives. The first is the Report Impaired Drivers (RID) line. She is surprised by the number of people who still don’t know about RID, even though there are signs in the community, and it has been around for eight years. “Leading up to today, I was talking to people about this, and they said ‘What is RID?’” said Hagel. A lot of people don’t know they can call 911 to report an impaired driver. “I can’t stress enough that if you’re driving in the city, or on the highway, and you see somebody driving erratically, and you feel this person might be impaired, pull over and call 911,” said Hagel. As far as she is concerned, an impaired driver on the roads is an emergency. “How would you feel if that person you saw killed

People who were involved with the town hall event for Mothers Against Drunk Driving gather for a group photo in front of City Hall. or injured someone and you could have prevented it?” she asked. The other purpose was to launch their “Impaired Driver Caught Here” signs. While they weren’t ready for the rally on Saturday afternoon, Hagel said the signs will be up in the community soon, in areas where somebody was arrested and charged for driving while impaired. They’re red and large, making them easy for the public to spot. “I want these signs out to show the public that impaired drivers are being caught, not just on the main streets, but also right next door to you,” said Hagel. “If there is a big red sign on the street, maybe, just maybe, one person will think before they drive.” About 20 of the signs have been ordered. They will be rotated through different locations in the city. “The chief (Paul Ladouceur) had mentioned something that we should do, something that is high-visibility,

and between him and myself, we brainstormed them and came up with that idea,” said Hagel. Hagel noted a lot of people in the community thought there was a MADD chapter in Estevan before this chapter was launched last fall, but that wasn’t the case. Their mandate is to make people aware that drunk driving is entirely preventable. “Impaired driving incidents are crashes, not accidents,” she said. “MADD never uses the word accidents, because drunk and drugged driving are choices. They are crimes, and 100 per cent preventable, 100 per cent of the time.” She hopes that if people think they can prevent one incident of impaired driving and not drive impaired, then she is doing her job. Estevan Police Service Chief Paul Ladouceur and Estevan RCMP Sgt. Jeff Clarke also spoke to the crowd. Ladouceur said if the EPS is to make a significant impact

against impaired driving, it has to go beyond police. “If we’re going to have a significant impact on impaired driving, we have to look outside the box, and we have to start calling on the community’s support,” said Ladou-

ceur. “It’s up to everybody in this community to recognize the seriousness of impaired driving, and more importantly, to report it to police.” MADD volunteers have joined the EPS for check stops, and Ladouceur hopes

that will also continue. As for the “Impaired Driver Caught Here” signs, Ladouceur expects it will be an effective public awareness campaign. Clarke said it’s great to have MADD in the Estevan area. The RCMP patrols the six RMs that surround Estevan, and he pointed out impaired driving doesn’t just stop at Estevan’s city limits. “It goes well into the country and the RMs as well, so it’s good to have a MADD chapter in our area,” he said. Once the speeches were finished, those involved with the town hall ventured out onto Fourth Street for a check stop. Motorists were thanked for driving while sober, and presented with gifts. Additional check stops were held that night in the city. MADD has been in Estevan for a little more than six months. Hagel is still looking for more board members, as she has just one, but she has about 14 volunteers, and more people have expressed a desire to help out.

Councillor Dennis Moore, left, speaks with local volunteer co-ordinator Connie Hagel.

Savour the Southeast is ready to roll By Ana Bykhovskaia abykhovskaia@estevanmercury.ca

With less than three weeks left until the best day of the year for those who understand great food, beautiful drinks and fun nights, the organizing committee of the 2019 Savour the Southeast has most of the things in place. The preparation for the food, wine, beer, spirit and music festival is almost over with numerous vendors arranged to allow guests to have

an entire pallet of flavours to try. “I think we are looking at about 55 vendors between the two,” said Savour the Southeast co-chair Amanda Spenst. Alcohol and food vendors come from across Saskatchewan to showcase their best products. Savour the Southeast has anything from micro distilleries and independent restaurants to major brands and franchises. This year there will be some new local restaurants

joining the event and bringing in the best of Polish and Filipino cuisine and the originality of bubble tea. The night of sampling and savouring brings southeast foodies together to celebrate what Saskatchewan produces and has available. The committee is open to accept sponsors up until the event. They are also in need of a few more volunteers to make night perfect. “If people sign up for one shift they get a $20 ticket to the event. If they do two

shifts, they are able to get a free ticket to the event,” said Spenst. “We do have some set up shifts, most of our shifts are filled but we still do need a few more. And we do need lots of volunteers during the event also.” The link to signup to volunteer for Savour the Southeast can be found at www. savoursoutheast.com and at their Facebook page. DJ Baby Daddy, Johnny McQuaig Band and cabaret group Aces Wyld will be a

musical cherry on the cake of a great entertaining night. This year for guests’ convenience the Savour and the cabaret portions of the festival will take place in different locations. “This year the cabaret portion of the event is going to be at the curling club. It’s still a part of Savour, but the Savour tasting event is going to be at Affinity Place. And then once that is finished the cabaret is over at the Curling Club. Your Savour ticket gets

you into both… Or you can pay at the door to just get in into cabaret if that’s what you want to do,” said Spenst. Tickets are available at Henders Drugs and online. The early bird price is $35 per ticket and it is going to run until the time of the show. The door price will be $45. Savour the Southeast will start at 7 p.m. on May 4 at Affinity Place. Proceeds will go to the Estevan Family Resource Centre.

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Creating opportunities for entrepreneurs The recurring theme that we hear in Estevan is the need to diversify the economy. Most people know that we don’t have a choice any longer. We know that Units 4 and 5 are going to come offline eventually, whether it’s this year or in a few years. Their time is winding down, and even if there were to be a change in the federal government later this year, it wouldn’t delay the end for Units 4 and 5. It might be impossible to be truly prepared for that day when those two units are shuttered, but at least Estevan can be as close to ready as possible. One of the ideas that has been brought forward is that of a business incubator. For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, they might have been a little confused about it when it was included as one of the planks in the city’s new business recruitment and retention plan released last year. The city talked about it being a place for mentorship of new entrepreneurs, which is great, but the how and the why seemed a little fuzzy to many, unless you were familiar with incubators in other communities, such as Regina and Saskatoon. Now we’re starting to find out how this will work and how it will be beneficial for Estevan.

We’re learning that it will be a place where you’ll find numerous aspiring entrepreneurs and growing businesses together under one roof. For a business that’s starting out, where they maybe don’t have the money to afford to own their own space, or rent an expensive commercial area, this is invaluable. Business owners are always happy to trim overhead costs, especially in the start-up phase. And it should be beneficial to have all of these aspiring entrepreneurs together under one roof. We’re finding out that this incubator will be for those who have ambition. It’s for those who want to see their businesses grow and make an impact on the community. As expected, this will be an area where these entrepreneurs can gain mentorship from those who have achieved success in the business world. It will be an opportunity for those who have experienced success to impart their wisdom. There are still details to be worked out, but the sooner this incubator, this Launchbox, as it’s called, is up and running, the better. We’ve all dreamed of being entrepreneurs at some point, of owning our own business, of being our own boss, of creating a service that the public wants. It’s the Canadian dream. It’s why programs such as the entrepreneurship class at

the Estevan Comprehensive School are so popular with students. But it’s not easy to start a business. It’s even more difficult to succeed in business. The more we offer for businesses to succeed, the better off this region will be. And the more businesses succeed, the greater diversity we’ll have in our community. The city is entering somewhat untested waters when it comes to the incubator. It has proven to be successful in larger markets, but it’s relatively unprecedented in smaller communities like Estevan. There isn’t a blueprint to follow. Other communities will instead look at what Estevan did right, and where improvements will be needed. We don’t know if this will be successful or not. Maybe it’s one of those concepts that’s best left to the larger cities. Maybe there won’t be enough occupants in the long-term to make it sustainable. But it’s worth taking that shot, giving a place for upstart entrepreneurs to work and learn together, and gain that valuable experience and mentorship. And if Estevan gets some entrepreneurs who can gain that valuable experience that helps them move forward with their entrepreneurial dreams, then nobody can characterize this as a failure.

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Twice in the space of 24 hours, I was tagged on Facebook with relation to a post or story about automation and its threat to jobs. The first post was from a man named Dave Shook, a self-described automation engineer working in the oilpatch. It’s got a lot of people talking, because in three days it was shared 6,800 times. On April 12, he stated, in part, “If you used to work in the oilpatch and you don’t any more, then I am your enemy, not the government. I have been helping oil companies reduce maintenance and operating labour cost per barrel for 20 years. And business is booming. “It has never been this strong. Alberta companies are spending millions – billions – of dollars to replace people with computers. I can’t name names because of non-disclosure agreements with clients, but if you look around, you will see that companies are laying people off and maintaining production. “The oil industry is in fact late to automate. It’s about 10 years behind manufacturing, and 20plus years behind refining and chemicals. Twenty years ago there were 315,000 people employed in forestry, pulp and paper, etc. in Canada. Now there are 186,000. Those jobs are never coming back. “The problem with oil industry employment is structural, and it’s global. If our companies don’t automate, they will go under, because other companies are automating too. And lots of companies outside Alberta are producing oil at a loss. It’s a case of he who bleeds to death last, wins. “This isn’t the government’s fault. All the government can do is help people adapt – by upgrading and adding more value in the province, by helping people retrain, and by diversifying the economy.” The second piece was a Canadian Press story on April 14 entitled, “From Hawkesbury to Estevan, documents show towns to be hit hardest by automation.” This had me scratching my head why Estevan was singled out, but the story said, “Federal officials expect that rural areas and small towns will feel the biggest negative effects of automa-

From the Top of the Pile BRIAN ZINCHUK tion, as well as regions ‘dependent on high-risk sectors like manufacturing or mining,’ while gains from technological advances accrue to large urban centres.” Ah, so it’s the mining part they must be targeting Estevan for. Some of the first diatribe is rather selfserving, coming from an automation engineer. Sure, there are some areas where automation is taking over. The prime example is the mining truck operator position in the Fort McMurray oilsands mines. In the next five or so years, hundreds of positions will disappear in that line of work. The mining trucks are being turned into robots, autonomous vehicles that do one repetitive task in a totally enclosed environment. This might be where the second piece is suggesting that automation could be coming. Maybe someone thinks that the coal haulers could be automated to driverless operation. However, the coal mines here are not, like oilsands mines, an entirely enclosed system. Something tells me having robotic 140-tonne coal haulers crossing a public highway without a human behind the wheel is not going to happen. Estevan’s mining jobs are more directly threatened by Justin Trudeau’s plan to “phase out coal” than any robot. Automation has also come, in a limited extent, to drilling rigs, with the advent of the automated drilling rigs. Instead of running with a crew of five, they typically run with a crew of three, as all the pipe-handling on the rig is done through robotic controls. They are still controlled by the driller in the cab, with joysticks, but the roughneck’s job is greatly diminished for actual muscle-work. However, there are still around 20 people

working with that rig, including the geologists, water hauler, directional driller, measure while drilling, rig manager, truck drivers, and all the ancillary people who service it like the mud man, bit man, rig welder, etc. None of these are being automated out of existence. In Saskatchewan, at least, automated drilling rigs are few and far between. Next to no one has been building new rigs in Western Canada for years. The former CEO of Crescent Point had told me they wanted to automate their fields to reduce the number of people working out there. But there’s only so much you can do with a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. You still need operators to check wells, repair and service them. And the autonomous oilsands haulers do not translate into the broader oilfield.That robotic semi is not going to be able to drive out, in the middle of the night, in a storm, to a new lease established last week down a back road to pick up a load of oil or produced water from a single well battery. Nor will it be dodging wide load farm equipment in the summer. Robots will not be able to assemble and disassemble a rig on a rig move, something akin to a ballet with heavy equipment. Robots do the welding on large pipelines, but they are positioned and monitored by human welders. In pipelining, some of the muscle has been replaced by machine. The cantankerous “skid hustler” machine (of which there are only a few around, I understand) can replace the work of a half dozen men restacking skids after lowering in picks up the pipe. So yes, automation is reducing some of the jobs. Many of these are the more dangerous, more muscle-bound jobs. And that’s not a bad thing. But I think the automation engineer might be drinking a little too much of his own Kool-Aid, at least at this point. Time will tell. Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at brian.zinchuk@sasktel.net.


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Who is to pay for drugs? No matter whom I talked to the past week, most conversations came to drugs, marijuana and other consciousness-changing substances.That’s not my favourite topic by any means, so that weird tendency made me think and brought some old sad memories back. Some 10 or even more years ago a good friend of mine, a kind and fun young guy, got himself in trouble. I knew that he was smoking marijuana, maybe something else, but he never really changed in behaviour, never did anything outrageous or stupid when I was around, never put pressure on me to make me try anything. We never actually talked much about it, just made jokes about drugs that then felt innocent, like “What do you name an apple pie getting high in Md’s? Baked apple pie”-style. We were young students and were trying to make a living. He never seemed to be working on any kind of regular basis, but usually had some pocket money. We didn’t talk about it either. Parents still supported us a little or a lot, and it wasn’t something anyone was proud of. I guess I knew that something wasn’t right, but I didn’t want to pull it out or put pressure on him. I guess we were just teenagers with a traditional tendency to make poor decisions. We were friends for a long time when his mother called me that day. He was arrested. In a few months, he was charged and sentenced to five years in prison. Up to today, I don’t know what his exact charges were. It included possession and distribution, maybe something else. He wasn’t even 20 when he got behind bars for over 1,800 days of a strict regimen. We remained friends. I wrote letters and came to visit once every half a year. (I had to pretend that I was a sibling, other visits were prohibited. And even family visits were limited, so when I came his parents had to skip their turn and wait several months until the next occasion). I’ve never seen prisons in Canada, but I tend to believe that no matter where you are in the world, that’s one of the worst places to be. It’s depressing, humiliating, sad and scary; it feels like an end of everything. Even a short term in prison to a point crashes all dreams and plans, destroying a possible career, making people turn their backs, often changing personality. Leaping ahead, he was set free on parole after only 3 1/2 years. I read letters and shared a lot of his memories of that time. It wasn’t the case with everybody. Some friends stepped back as soon as he got busted, others later for different common reasons. His life lesson was the best shock therapy to keep me away from any kind of drugs since I was watching everything closely. He was just a nice teenager and everything else didn’t seem like it was worth talking about. How many boys, girls and adults like that do we all have in our lives? How many of us are wearing his shoes and struggling with some stigmatized issues that we just don’t talk about? We discuss drugs as if it happens to some “people” in general, we educate kids about those “people”, we judge those “people’s” decisions, but it is something that is not about us only until it hits us. The other day, I was watching school kids listening to more shocking and influential stories about the consequences of poor choices.The officer joked about them already trying their first drugs, secretly smoking or getting their first booze.They were 14-15-yearolds, and there were quite a few conspiratorial giggles rolling over the room. Well, who didn’t have the drive to try everything forbidden at that age, I totally understand. Some of those kids changed their countenance listening about prices “people” paid; others kids didn’t, it wasn’t about them. Maybe not yet, hopefully never will be. A friend of mine was a good friend; he never pushed me to “be cool”. I wish I was a good friend too, but I wasn’t. I didn’t talk about his life when we could change something, I didn’t want to see or hear what was going on with him. Those who stayed with him just took it as tough times, and he lost over three years of his life. Easy money, easy drive, an easy way out of problems? Just for a moment, in the beginning, but not over the lifetime. Everybody ends up paying out that credit with huge per cents. And when it comes to drugs, it’s not just the individual who is paying the price. Everybody around, who don’t have anything to do with it, at first sight, pay it too. Not just family and friends, but the community as well. Trying to feed their monsters, with lack of money they kick the level of crime up. They get arrested for stealing and others judge them even more if they do it for drugs. The stigma keeps growing, increasing that silent gap and creating even more side problems. And then we feel shocked when hearing about kids just watching their friends overdosing or being in trouble because they know, drugs are bad, but they don’t happen to us, so we pretend it’s not there. The friend of mine paid his debt; I’m still paying the percentage on mine.

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Child knocked off a bike by a vehicle near Sacred Heart School A minor accident, which involved a child, happened on April 10. A kid was bumped off their bicycle by a vehicle around Sacred Heart School/ École Sacré Couer in Estevan. “The child just received minor superficial injuries because of being knocked off the bike,” said Estevan Police Service Sgt. Craig Bird. “They were checked out, and the parents came down to provide the statement.” The child had some minor scrapes from falling off the bike. The matter is still under investigation, but Bird pointed out that it seems that the accident occurred because the driver wasn’t paying as much attention as they should. “It sounds like they were pulling away from the sidewalk and ended up just bumping into the child and may not have even realized that they

bumped him, but ended up knocking him off his bike,” said Bird. The accident happened in a school zone and, according to Bird, was preventable. Estevan Police Chief Paul Ladouceur pointed out that this accident was the first in a school zone, not only this year but in a long time. “We have to be mindful that our school zones are fairly safe in the city, I mean we don’t see (too many) incidents,” said Ladouceur. Nevertheless, cases like that always serve as reminders of what may happen and why the speed is reduced in those zones. Ladouceur underlined that even though it wasn’t an overly serious incident, but it could have been, so he asked drivers to always use caution while going through school zones. “Remember that chil-

dren are very unpredictable, they are not adults. A lot of people will say that children are also responsible to make sure that it’s safe to cross the street as well, which they are, but be mindful to the fact that children are children and can do unpredictable things,” he said. Besides, Ladouceur noted that even though there is a certain speed limit in school zones, drivers should make decisions according to the situation. “ While school zones are 30 kilometres an hour, it doesn’t mean that you must go 30 kilometres an hour. Ultimately you judge that based on the congestion and traffic. We all know that the school zones get very busy during pick-up and drop-off times, and it might be a case when you may actually need to slow to 10 kilometres an hour as you move through that area,”

said Ladouceur. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure that they are watchful around schools. “School zones are always a concern because of the volume of kids in the area.” Estevan police are regularly present in restricted speed areas to patrol and ensure the safety of children. On the other side, schools do a lot of work to make sure that kids know how to behave when on the road. Police officers also educate students about road safety on a routine basis and plan to put even more effort into it. “We will see more of this with our new community programming officer emphasizing especially to those younger grades the importance of being safe and crossing streets and things like that. It’s certainly a topic to reinforce moving forward,” said Ladouceur.

Operation Clean Sweep will help Estevan look pretty again Starting May 13 the City of Estevan will be hosting Operation Clean Sweep, which will last through May 20. Operation Clean Sweep is an initiative to give residents the opportunity to do some spring cleaning without the need to take the refuse to the landfill, as well as give the opportunity of a free landfill weekend. It will be the fourth year of Operation Clean Sweep. “It’s not only to clean and beautify our city and clean up from winter debris, but it also brings awareness to everybody in the city that the citizens and the City of Estevan itself want to clean our city. We want it tidy. And it’s just a week for everybody to get involved and pitch in. And if you see garbage, even if it’s not on your property or on your back lane, reach down, pick it up and let’s clean our city,” said Norm Mack, who is the manager of roads and drainage for the public works division. Operation Clean Sweep helps to promote a cleaner and better city, and it comes in different stages. Day one and two, City of Estevan crews will be clean sweeping the north, east, south and west entrances of the city and outlying areas, along with city properties including green spaces such as boulevards, medians, parks and natural areas, picking up visible garbage. Previous years they received some help with the major city cleaning operations. “The schools and some volunteer groups at the same

Madison Colbow, left, and Victoria Schiestel were out for last year’s Operation Clean Sweep. File photo time go through our entrances and our green spaces. Our city employees, we all pitch in that week,” said Mack. On day three, crews will be working in the north part of the city, and on day four, the south. They will help citizens to clean sweep by picking up contained organic waste materials such as twigs, leaves and yard refuse in front driveways. Branches must be bundled in three-foot lengths. Leaves and yard refuse must be bagged. It will be a curbside pick-up, so all items must be on the driveway before 8 a.m. on May 15 in northern parts of Estevan, and on May 16 in southern parts of the city. There will be no callbacks, so it’s up to people to get their

waste out on time and on the right day. “We want our city to look great not only for residents of Estevan but visitors that come to our city,” said Mack. “Commercial properties will not be included in the operation, but we encourage all commercial properties to participate in the clean sweep effort.” For the last days of the operations, which are the Victoria Day long weekend, the city will offer free landfill service. “We offer that to people that want to clean up their yards and clean out their garages and make for better living spaces,” said Mack. Commercial waste will

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be accepted for regular tipping fees. Freon appliances are not included. No hazardous waste material. The landfill will be open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and Monday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. And prior to the Operation Clean Sweep, the city will get some line and curb painting done, and a lot of esthetics around the city. “Parks, on the other side, I’m sure they will be doing their part on the roadside parks, will be making sure that weeds are cut and grass should be growing and mowed by then. We just try to put an extra foot forward for that week to clean up our city,” Mack said.

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From left, Tyson Berg, Justin Van Achte, Noah Perkins and Carter Bonokoski are part of the Estevan Comprehensive School’s Entrepreneurship 30 class that has started the Concrete Jungle business. thought the potted plants would be a good direction to take. He believes it’s also a good idea that they don’t have a clothing-based or foodbased business, since those have been common in recent years. “We talked about it, and this is unique where not a lot of ECS entrepreneurship classes have done a business like this, so it helps bring a first-time thing, so people will

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be more attracted to it,” said Van Achte. Teacher Josh LeBlanc said the students are doing a great job with Concrete Jungle. They have hit a market that’s trendy and needs to be filled in Estevan. “If you look at Regina and Saskatoon, areas like that, they have these types of things going on all over the place, but there’s nothing in Estevan,” said LeBlanc. As a décor item, LeBlanc

said they are growing in popularity because of the different designs and colours. They have found an opportunity the students will be able to capitalize on. LeBlanc told the students from the outset that they couldn’t have a food or clothing business this time around. “The kids always had a decent success with the clothing, but the community needs something different, and I think they’ve done a

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kids amazingly well,” said LeBlanc. “I can never say enough about the community. Even the entrepreneurs that come in and are willing to give them help and advice during their business planning and all of that, everybody’s always willing to come in.” Concrete Jungle will start taking orders on April 18 as part of the launch. Van Achte expects they will be sold out fairly quickly. “I think that we will do really well, being that the community is already asking when we’re going to start selling, and people are really excited for us to start selling items,” said Van Achte. A dollar from the sale of each potted plant will be directed to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. The opportunity to run a business has been a positive experience for Van Achte and the Entrepreneurship 30 students. They have learned a lot about the different things to do when running a business, but it’s been well worth it. And for Van Achte, who has family members and friends that have attained success as entrepreneurs, these experiences will be even more beneficial if he decides to enter the business world. “With different things to do throughout businesses, and different ways to go at it, we learned different strategies and stuff if people do want to go into business,” said Van Achte. To place an order, visit www.concretejungle.shop. A video of the students at work can be found at www. estevanmercury.ca.

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Southwest Saskatchewan leads in one of the lowest land sales in the last decade By Brian Zinchuk brian.zinchuk@sasktel.net

In one of the lowest land sales posted in the last decade, the April public offering of Saskatchewan’s Crown petroleum and natural gas rights held on April 9 raised a total of $1.5 million for the province. It was the first offering of the 2019-20 fiscal year. April has proven to be consistently poor for land sales returns since the oil downturn took place in late 2014. The April 2018 offering brought in $2.9 million, while April 2017 brought in just $1.3 million. April 2016 was $3.1 million, while April 2015 was $5.3 million. In contrast, the last year of the oil boom saw $47.9 million in land sales for the April 2014 offering. Crown land sales are

Crescent Point Energy is selling six substantial parcels of land and production in southeast Saskatchewan. This area, south of Torquay, is one of the areas that is not for sale. The large offering from Saskatchewan’s largest oil producer likely had an impact on this April’s Crown land sales. held every two months in Saskatchewan. This land sale was fo-

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fline March 11, as planned maintenance began. The work is expected to take 60 days to complete. The CCS facility has been online an average of 61.4 per cent of the time during the past 12 months. The volume of CO2 captured was 22 per cent of the facility’s capacity, and below the 12-month

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you need. How are wipers removed and installed? Removing wipers is usually a simple matter that requires little more than unhooking them. However, the precise method to do so depends on the type and brand. Installing new wipers is just as easy and involves simply hooking or clipping them on. The packaging will contain instructions to guide you. However, this is a service that most auto shops will perform inexpensively or even for free when you purchase wipers from them. Don’t wait to swap them out — visibility is essential to staying safe on the road.

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Spring Car Care How to change a flat tire in 10 easy steps As countless drivers can confirm, most tire blowouts occur without warning. Should it happen to you, it’s very handy to be able to change a flat yourself. And it’s not hard to do! Just follow these 10 steps. 1. Pull over to a safe spot. If you notice you have a flat, don’t brake or turn abruptly. Instead, slowly reduce your speed and look for a wide shoulder with level ground. Once you’re pulled over, put on your hazards and engage the emergency brake. If you have roadside flares or a reflective triangle, set them down behind your car. 2. Place wedges under the diagonally opposite wheel. Put bricks, rocks, wooden blocks or wheel wedges both in front of and behind the wheel that’s diagonally across from the flat. This is a safety measure meant to prevent the car from rolling. 3. Get your tools. This includes the jack, the crank for the jack, the lug wrench and the spare tire. 4. Remove the hubcap or wheel cover. If your hubcap is covering the lug nuts, remove it using the flat end of your lug wrench or according to the directions in your owner’s manual. 5. Loosen the lug nuts. With the lug wrench, unscrew the lug nuts slightly (just enough to break the resistance).

6. Position the jack under the vehicle. Refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for the best spot to place the jack. There are parts of the undercarriage designed to accommodate it. 7. Raise the vehicle with the jack. Fix the crank onto the knob at the end of the jack and turn counterclockwise until the tire is about six inches off the ground. 8. Remove the flat tire. Finish unscrewing the lug nuts and pull off the tire. 9. Put the spare tire on. Mount the spare tire onto the lug bolts, then replace the lug nuts and tighten them by hand — but don’t tighten them completely. 10. Lower the vehicle. Turn the jack’s crank clockwise until the vehicle is fully on the ground. Lastly, tighten the lug nuts completely and replace the hubcap. That’s all there is to it. Simply stow away your equipment and you can be on your way. Just make sure not to exceed highway speed limits with the spare. And be sure to get your flat tire fixed or replaced as soon as possible! Be sure to keep your spare tire inflated to the PSI recommended by the manufacturer. You should verify its air pressure every time you check the other tires or about once a month.

4 ways to boost your car’s fuel economy Want to make fewer trips to the gas pump? Here are four simple things you can do to burn less fuel when you drive. 1. Turn off the engine. Idling a car for just 10 seconds requires more gas than restarting it. Whenever you pick someone up or pull over, make a habit of cutting the engine. 2. Forgo the air conditioning. Running the AC in your car has a big effect on fuel consumption. It makes the engine work harder, and it can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 20 per cent. When it’s hot out, opening the windows is the savvier way to cool your car. 3. Ease up on the pedals. Avoid aggressive

driving — abrupt stops and sudden starts burn a lot of gas. Watch your speed, too. By slowing down on the highway from 120 kilometres per hour to 90 kilometres per hour, you can improve your fuel efficiency by as much as 20 per cent. 4. Maintain your vehicle. Get regular oil changes and keep your tires inflated. If you don’t, you’ll need to stop at the gas station more often. More generally, a well-performing car will burn less fuel. Don’t neglect taking yours in for routine inspections and tune-ups. Adopting these fuelefficient habits is a nobrainer. You’ll save money and reduce your carbon footprint while you’re at it.

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Sports A11

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Estevan Strippers hockey tournament boasted five days of entertainment Five days of hockey action came to Estevan from April 10-14 for the 38th annual Estevan Strippers Molson Spring Bust Tournament. The tournament attracted 40 teams and had 10 divisions of play, making it Saskatchewan’s largest recreation hockey tournament. Games were played at Affinity Place, the Power Dodge Ice Centre and the Bienfait Memorial Arena. The final game of the tournament proved to be one of the best, as the Estevan Eclipse defeated the Estevan Flyers 8-7 to win the Westmoreland Coal Division, which is the top division. The Avonlea Antiques beat the Reston Rockets 8-5 to place third in the division. In the Einar and Rod Fagerheim Division, the Souris Valley Sioux knocked off the Estevan 89ers 10-3 to finish first. The Regina Apex Hitmen edged the Estevan Vikings 7-6 for third. The Regina Beach Burbot won the Tap House Division, beating the Torquay Hoppers 9-4 in the gold medal game. The Estevan 1124 Sharks wound up third, after they defeated the Regina Pirhanas 5-2. In the Days Inn Division, the Estevan Tap House Rookies defeated the Estevan Cougars 8-1 to finish first, while the Estevan Tower Wolves beat the Alameda Red Army 7-4 in the third place game. The Sedley Mohawks won the Preston Meyer Memorial Division. The final game between the Mohawks and the Carnduff Chiefs wasn’t played, but the Mohawks were awarded first

because they had a better record than the Chiefs in the division’s round robin. The Regina Blackouts edged the Broken Arrow Bruins 5-4 in the third place game. Round-robins were used to determine the champions in the other five divisions. Two of the divisions were for women. In the Coldwell Banker Division, the Bienfait Bitches finished first at 3-0, the Reston Westman Fusion were second at 2-1, the Bienfait Bulldogs were third at 1-2 and the Estevan Wildcats were fourth at 0-3. In the Certified Energy Services Division, the Moose Mountain Chill finished first at 3-0, the Oxbow Renegades were second at 2-1, the Swan Valley Extreme were third at 1-2 and the Weyburn Oil Queens were fourth at 0-3. In the Ray Frehlick Division, the Regina Old Slow Shots were first at 3-0, the Fort Qu’Appelle Combines finished 2-1, the Energy City Wings were 1-2 and the Brandon North 40 were 0-3. The Melville Moneymen won the Murray GM Division with a 3-0 mark. The Weyburn Ambassadors and the Estevan Capitals were tied for second at 1-11, but the Ambassadors were awarded second because they took fewer penalties in the tournament. The Yorkton Old Relics were fourth at 0-3. In the Bill Dutton Division, the Woodley Whites finished first with a 2-1 record, the Estevan Tower Wolves and the Regina Hooters were tied for second at 1-1-1, but the Tower Wolves won the tie-breaker. The Estevan Viking 45s were fourth at 1-2. Steve Godfrey with the

John Wells (7) of the Energy City Wings checks a Brandon North 40 opponent during a game on April 12. tournament ’s organizing committee said the hockey offered during the tournament was excellent, and a good way to wrap up the season. “ We had some good spirited matchups, but overall it was very sportsmanlike and everybody enjoyed themselves,” he said. The teams that he has spoken to have said they intend to come back again. “I think everybody was happy with how the games were played, how the games were on time, and the entertainment on both Friday (April 12) and Saturday (April 13).” Cabarets took place on April 12 and 13 at the Power Dodge Ice Centre. DJ Dave Elliott supplied music the first night, and live band Third Degree Birnz played the second. “Crowds were good. Fri-

day was up a little bit from last year, and Saturday was up significantly from last year. I think the weather sure helped. I remember last year it was about -20.” The tournament raises significant amounts of money for organizations in the community each year. Godfrey said they will decide where to allocate the funds at a later date. Several awards were also handed out. Allan Beblow of the Yorkton Old Relics won the oldest player award; he turned 70 on April 15. The Bienfait Bullodgs and the Oxbow Renegades shared the Tap House Sportsmanship Award for having the fewest penalty minutes in the tournament, and the Regina Pirhanas and the Torquay Hoppers shared the James Schroeder Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

Carol Ross of the Estevan Wildcats chases down Kendra Lee of the Bienfait Bulldogs in women’s play on April 13.

Woodlawn opens for the season April 18 The TS&M Woodlawn Golf Course has announced its opening day for the 2019 golf season will be April 18. Amanda Minchin, who is the golf course’s head pro and general manager, said the course handled the winter well, despite a couple of challenges. The first was the lack of snow in the first few weeks of winter. The other was the cold snap from mid-January to early March, when several extreme cold warnings were issued. “Obviously it’s been a long cold winter, so people are anxious to get out there, and we are anxious to get going,” said Minchin. She believes the first inquir y about when the course would open came in February. “This year was a little different. We didn’t have a

tonne of snow, and the snow has been gone for a few weeks, so it’s even harder to wait, to see that there’s no snow out there, and think that we should be out on the golf course.” Temperatures haven’t co-operated, particularly the overnight lows. “It’s been a little bit of a different year, but we’ve had lots of inquiries (about opening day) and I think people will be very happy to get out here and play some golf,” said Minchin. Bob Currie and the greens crew have been working hard to prep the course for opening day. “It’s an all or nothing sort of thing. You have to wait until you can get out on the grounds to do stuff, and then once you get out there, there’s a million things to do,” said Minchin.

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Even pulling tarps is a big job, and they have to find a day when it’s not windy outside to get it done. The golf course is also adding 45 new irrigation heads. There will be a few irrigation holes dug out, which will be clearly marked and roped off, but they shouldn’t be in the line of play. “You might come across them, and obviously if you hit your ball there, just pull it out and take a free drop, and that irrigation should be wrapped up in a week and a half,” said Minchin. Carts won’t be restricted to the cart paths, but people will be asked to keep the carts off of soft spots. The driving range has been open since March 29. Some people have capitalized on the opportunity to practice, and they have had

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Estevan Mermaids put on a show in the pool

The Mini Mermaids prepare to jump into the pool during the water show. Members of the Estevan Mermaids synchronized swimming club demonstrated their skills and routines for the public during their annual year-end water show Saturday night at the RM of Estevan

Aquatic Centre. The water show featured solos, duets and group routines for the large crowd that filled the stands surrounding the pool. It started with three separate performances by the Mini

Mermaids, which is for the club’s youngest swimmers. Then the focus shifted to the competitive team. Duets were courtesy of Rowyn Shier and Sarah Greening in the 11 and 12 age group, followed

by Sasha Mantei and Emily Greening in the 13-15 age group. Solo routines were performed by Sierra Mantei (age nine and 10), Cynthia Goudy (recreation), and Gracie Dzuba, Rebecca Duncan and Laura Swirski (13-15 age group). Team routines were next. The first one up was the masters squad, which had Barb Kries, Amber Mantei, Linda

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Haley Copeland and Caitlin Graham performed a duet during the water show.

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Mantei, Elle Meyers, Rowyn Shier and Nevaeh Wakely; and the 13-15 provincial stream team performed, with Aivry Culy, Rebecca Duncan, Gracie Dzuba, Emily Greening, Andri Groenveld, Sienna Kuntz, Sasha Mantei, Bella Michael and Laura Swirski. Haley Copeland and Caitlin Graham, who are the coaches of the 13-15 team, performed a duet. A scholarship was presented to Cynthia Goudy, who was this year’s graduating member, and the team’s coaches and executive were recognized. The water show wrapped up with a group performance by the competitive team. Head coach Shannon Wanner told the audience that their theme for this year was “Adventure Awaits,” and this year was an adventure for her, as she was in her first year at the helm of the club. This year’s club consisted of 21 mini Mermaids, eight limited competitive swimmers, 15 competitive members and six masters members.There are also 15 coaches and trainers. “The competitive athletes competed at four different meets from November to April, and we will be going to our last one in the beginning of May for the Canadian Prairie championships,” said Wanner. All of the swimmers rose to the challenge this year, she said, while the coaches dedicated many hours to routines and to being at the pool. They also had a number of team-building activities throughout the year. program helps to reduce symptoms overall.

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Estevan Bruins hand out year-end awards The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins placed the finishing touches on their 2018-19 season with their annual awards banquet Wednesday night at the Beefeater Plaza. Graduating players took home the bulk of the awards. Turner Ripplinger was named the team’s most valuable player and also took home the Rocky award for the most aggressive player. He finished second on the team in goals (26) and points (59), and also had 150 penalty minutes. In announcing the MVP award, the team praised Ripplinger for his competitiveness on a nightly basis. “Whether it was his willingness to sacrifice his body on the penalty kill or his uncanny ability to find the back of the net in high pressure situations, he found a way to lead the way on the ice as consistently as any Bruins player in recent memory,” the team said. Team captain Jake Heerspink was named the club’s

Michael McChesney, middle, accepted the Mark Cross Ethics Award from Bruins head coach-general manager Chris Lewgood, trainer Dylan LaFrentz, and assistant coaches Jeff Smith and Aren Miller. Photo by Danny Ewen top defenceman, thanks to his combination of grit and offensive ability. “He is one of the nastiest physical defensemen in the SJHL, and he had a career

year statistically,” the team said. Another defenceman, Aigne McGeady-Bruce, was chosen as the team’s playoff MVP. He had just one goal and two assists in 13 games,

but logged big minutes against the opposition’s top players. “This player is given the most menacing assignments every single night and meets every challenge head on. His

Youth soccer looking for coaches The Estevan Youth Soccer Association is looking for some additional coaches for the upcoming season. The association received about 250 registrations for the 2019 season, which is a big increase from the last two years. They had a little more than 200 a year ago. President Stacy Murphy said there are several reason why the number of kids in soccer has increased. “I think we saw an increase because last year we piloted an under-three age group, which is where threeyear-olds play on the field with their parents at the same time, so that increased our registrations a little bit,” said Murphy.

That program is continuing this year, and is resulting in a continued jump in the number of participants. “I think there are more people coming out to try out soccer as compared to previous years.” The association has also partnered with Free to Be, which is a program for children with disabilities through the Special Olympics. A number of kids have registered through that initiative. The association would like to have one or two more children for each of its six age groups, which range from three-and-under, to 13-15 years old. “We always try to match,”

she said. “If there’s a child who’s playing, we match the parent to coach the child’s team. But we have had community members who don’t have any children in soccer who have volunteered in the past because they love the sport and want to see it grow. They have volunteered their time just to come out and help.” If they don’t have enough coaches, it means the number of players on a team will be higher, and the coach to player ratio will increase. That means there will be less time for the kids to be out on the field during games. “There will be so many kids to get out on the field,

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so they just won’t get as much time on the field.” A work bee was held on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the fields, when volunteers set up the brand new nets that they received last year. The association hopes to start its season on April 29, right after spring break. “I think all of us on the board are excited for this season, and the growth that we’ve already seen before we’ve even hit the field.”

value to the Bruins is not measured on the score sheet but is measured rather on his ability to keep the other team’s best players off of it regularly.” McGeady-Bruce also won the team’s most sportsmanlike player award. Michael McChesney took home the Mark Cross Ethics Award. The award, which was previously known as the Bill Shinske Ethics Award, has been renamed in honour of Cross, who spent three years with the Bruins from 2008-09 to 2010-11, and won the ethics award in 2010 and 2011. Cross was among the 16 people killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018. He was an assistant coach for Humboldt. The Bruins said McChesney is a player who played for the Bruins for three seasons with pride.

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“He was a leader on the ice and among his teammates. His humility and soft spoken nature, his team first mentality, and his on-ice contributions will be missed dearly as he graduates from junior hockey.” McChesney also won the award for the top scorer, thanks to his 61-point campaign. Johnny Witzke walked out with multiple awards as well. He won the Audrey Shinske/Bert Pierson scholarship, the awards for community involvement and most popular player, and he shared the ironman award with McGeady-Bruce and Isaiah Thomas. Other award winners were: Will Koop won the Abe Berday Memorial Scholastic Award, TJ Irey won the most improved player award, Devan Harrison was named the most underrated player, Tristyn DeRoose won the Mr. Hustle Award, Jayden Davis won the training staff ’s Heart Award, and goaltender Grant Boldt was the rookie of the year. Gail Chilman won the volunteer of the year for her significant time committed to assisting the club with game day activities, promotions and day-to-day operations. “She resumed that role this year, and once again stepped up with her time and experience during a very busy playoff run, making it a smooth and successful postseason,” her award biography stated. The club also recognized its graduating players: defencemen Heerspink, Witzke and McGeady-Bruce, and forwards McChesney, Ripplinger, Koop and Bryce Platt.

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LIVE INTERNET BIDDING MACK LIVE REGISTER @ www.mackauctioncompany.com JD 7610 FWA tractor with JD 740 FEL, JD 7710 FWA tractor with JD 740 FEL and grapple fork, JD 8440 4WD tractor with PTO, 2015 NH BR560 round baler with auto twine tie and only 2670 bales on counter, 2012 Frontier tandem axle PTO manure spreader with double beaters, Highline 6600 bale processor, NH 357 mix mill, Silverlake trailer type post pounder, Hi Hogg maternity pen, Rugged Ranch Equipment squeeze chute, shop built loading chute, Easy Way creep feeder, calf shelters, round bale feeders, Pro Molasses liquid feed tank, quantity of 5 bar 30’ corral panels, quantity of windbreak panels,

grain troughs, misc. gates and corral panels, 2011 Titan 24’ gooseneck stock trailer, 2009 Double A Trailers tandem dual gooseneck flat deck trailer with beaver tail and ramps, 1981 Chev C-60 grain truck with 16’ steel box, 1974 GMC 6000 grain truck with steel box, 1970 Ford 500 grain truck with steel box, shop built 16’ tandem bumper pull trailer, MF 860 SP combine with low hours, MF 9030 straight cut header, IH 5000 diesel SP 24.5’ swather with UII pickup header and A/C, IH 4000 SP swather 19.5 swather with UII pickup reel, IH 4000 SP swather 24.5 with Macdon pickup reel, Bourgault 35’ air seeder and Bourgault 138 air tank,

JD 1600 37’ cultivator, Coop 203 20’ cultivator, Herman 68’tine harrows, Degelman PTO 4 batt rock picker, Soilmover Model 50RF scraper, Flexicoil 62PT sprayer, Walinga 510 grain vac, Westfield 51’ swing auger, Brandt 7-35 grain auger with Kawasaki engine, Brandt 7-30 grain auger with Kohler engine, PTO grain dryer, 1980 Chev Camaro Berlinetta convertible with 90,000 km, Larson 17.5 boat and EZ Loader trailer with 100 HP Mercury, Polaris Sportsman 600 quad, Honda Fourtrax 350 quad, portable ice fishing shack, Campbell Hausfield upright air compressor, 2 slip tanks, acetylene torch set, plus a complete line of shop tools.

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Display attracts the public’s attention The Sun City Prop Busters showed off their passion for remote-controlled (RC) devices, and promoted their club to the public, through their annual static display at the Estevan Shoppers Mall on Saturday. Members of the public could drop by and take a look at the RC airplanes, cars and even drones that were displayed. Club representatives were on hand to answer any questions. Art Dougherty, who is the club’s president, said they have been doing the display for nearly 30 years, or almost since the club’s inception. He said it’s a great opportunity to show what they have done over the winter; Dougherty noted he spent the winter working on a plane. “Members can talk about their improvements, and what they’ve done to build them,” said Dougherty. “It’s a place where it’s like a show and tell.” They also want people to know the club has regular flying sessions. “The more we have the public interested in what we can do, the more members we can get,” said Dougherty. The club had trainers, biplanes, glid-

ers and more among the planes, and trucks and buggies as well. They have a track on their grounds east of Estevan where RC vehicles are raced. Dougherty expected to see 40-50 items on display. “It’s reflective of different tastes for different people who like to fly,” he said. The club hopes to have a couple of fun fly sessions, in which the members will gather to fly their planes and invite the public. Dates for those events have not been announced. Their site is now open for the year. They gather every Tuesday night and Sunday afternoon, weather permitting, and members can drop in to use the grounds at any time. He also expects the growth in popularity of drones will help the club. Dougherty noted the federal government has come up with regulations that people need to have to fly drones. The club’s field is a Model Aeronautics Association of Canada-sanctioned facility, so people can fly their drone, but they need to be a club member and have insurance.

Arman Tabudlong works on his aircraft at the Sun City Prop Busters’ display inside the Estevan Shoppers Mall.

Legion selling tickets for annual truck raffle By Cassandra Howard The Estevan Royal Canadian Legion is holding its third annual truck raffle.

Tickets are currently being sold for $100 each. The proceeds from the raffle give the legion the means to support veterans

and their families, as well as make donations within the community. This year’s main prize is a 2019 Chevy Silverado

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donated by Murray GM. There is a second prize of $10,000 and a third prize of $5,000. The main draws will be made Dec. 31. There will also be three early bird draws of $1,000 each; dates for those draws are unknown at the moment. Jim “Frosty ” Forrest, president of the Estevan legion branch, says there are only 1,500 tickets being sold.

“The money is all local. Because we’re only selling 1,500 tickets the odds of winning are really good.” Forrest goes on to say, “the community support for this event has always been great, it allows us to continue doing it, and enables us to do the charitable things we’re supposed to be doing and thanks to Murray GM, they really help us out with this.”

If anyone wants to purchase tickets, they are being sold at the Estevan Legion, Murray GM or they accept e-transfer to truck.raffle@ sasktel.net. Forrest said, “If you want to take a look at the truck you can drive by Murray GM and it’s sitting out there covered in decals, we will also be out and about at different events with the truck, selling tickets.”

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Happy 90th Birthday, Mom ~ April 11 ~ With love from your family To celebrate Doris Walliser's birthday, please join us for a come & go tea on Saturday, April 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Fireside Room, Days Inn Estevan. Gifts graciously declined.

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Rhonda Lou Ann Wick May 10, 1972 - April 18, 1992 There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Love Always Mom, Dad, Trena, Derek, Hudsyn & Joseph

Stefiuk Mike November 3, 1930 - November 19, 2018 Lovingly remembered, Mike Stefiuk passed away peacefully in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 88 years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years ago and declined steadily once placed in the care home last December. Mike is survived by his

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faithful, care giving wife Alphada of 66 years: his children Rosalinda Backman (Brian), Kathleen Petterson (Wesley), Terry Stefiuk (Colleen) and Kim Stefiuk. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren: Peter, Cylena, Jan, Celeste, Keelan, Noelyn, Amanda, Melinda, and Jacie. 8 great grandchildren: Hannah, Annie, Katie, Alice, Ty, Jackson, Austin and Gracia: only brother John and his three daughters Cheryl,Wendy, Marnie and son Darcy. He was predeceased by his daughter-on-law Myrna Stefiuk, sister-in-law Helen Stefiuk, uncle William Stefiuk. There will be a celebration or Mike’s life on Sunday April 28, 2019; 11 am to 2 pm at the Estevan Elks Lodge. Everyone welcome.

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John Lawrence Weinrauch John Lawrence Weinrauch passed away quietly with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta of 56 years; children Mellissa (Allan) Smith of Coronation, Curtis (Leslie) Weinrauch of Grand Cache, Charla (Nancy) Weinrauch of Edmonton; 4 grandchildren Ashley (Jared) of Consort, Geoffrey (Kelsey) of Coronation, Amy (Jeff) of Edmonton and Brandon (Alysia) of Edmonton. John was born to Anton & Clementine Weinrauch, the 9th child of 11. After leaving home, John went to work on the service rigs in 1959. He moved to Coronation in  ZKHUH KH UHVLGHG XQWLO KLV SDVVLQJ -RKQ HQMR\HG Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ and going for coffee with his friends. He was already tinkering on something from lawn mowers to tractors, which kept him busy. If friends desire donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or Home Away from Home Room (Coronation Hospital). Kenneth D. Forrest â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Frostyâ&#x20AC;? 1963 - 2019 Kenneth passed away with family and friends by his side on March 18, 2019 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 55 years. Kenneth was predeceased by his parents, Gerard and Alice Forrest and brother George Forrest. Little Frosty will be lovingly remembered by his sister Kathleen McCabe and her husband Gordon Watson and her 3 daughters, Corina (David) Hill and their son Morgan; Kaye Esso (Chris Gilbert) and Jolene Airey (Rob Blaskovits); brother Jim (Bernice) Forrest and their children, daughter Jamie (Jon) and son Willie (Karly); brother Joe (Julie) and their children, Erick and Chris and one sister-in-law Sharon Forrest as well as many special friends. The Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. at the Beefeater Plaza, Estevan, SK. In memory of Little Frosty memorial donations may be made to WKH&DQDGLDQ'LDEHWHV$VVRFLDWLRQ 6DVNDWFKHZDQRIĂ&#x20AC;FH % Albert St., Regina, SK S4R 2P6. Yvonne Clark at Hall Funeral Services, Estevan is assisting /LWWOH)URVW\¡VIDPLO\

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is more than one individual when conducting a controlled burn,â&#x20AC;? said Feser. He also reminded people that prior to starting a fire on an out-of-town property, they should call the controlled burn line at 1-866-404-4911 and report land location, name and contact information, as well as the type and anticipated duration of burn. And if something goes wrong while burning, report it as soon as possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of a sudden you get a gust of wind and it becomes out of control, please do not hesitate to call 911, so that way the suppression crews can get out there in a timely manner and bring it down and back under control or extinguish it in a timely manner,â&#x20AC;? said Feser. Burning of leaves, branches or any other yard or household waste or debris within the city limits is not allowed, since the wind may easily pick up these types of materials and set something else on fire. The only way to have a yard fire in Estevan is

in properly installed fire pit, in which citizens can burn approved firewood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to start a fire pit or install a fire pit, you come to the fire station. We basically give a rudimentary map, draws of your property. We just want to make sure there are adequate clearance distances away from any combustible surfaces, and make sure that that is a proper appliance that is being used in order to enjoy the summer and burn safely,â&#x20AC;? said Feser. Besides grass fire, the EFRS had one call to attend on April 10 to assist the Estevan Police Service. A relatively quiet week allowed the fire department to catch up with some of their paperwork and inspections. They also had an opportunity to provide some training with new firefighters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went over fire department communications, and communications externally and internally with other agencies as well,â&#x20AC;? said Feser.

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The Estevan Family Resource Centre Inc. is seeking a professional to provide crisis counseling and coordination of services for the individuals seeking help. Education/Certification: Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Social Work or Psychology or closely related to this assignment. Preference will be given to those with three yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or more experience in counseling work in a crisis intervention or clinical setting; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. Belong to a Professional Membership or willing to become a member of the Saskatchewan Social Workers Association or related.

Responsibilities of the Crisis Counselor: Work collaboratively with the Executive Director following the mandate of the charity. Interview, evaluate and provide crisis intervention counseling. Assessment and clinical judgment of crisis situation. Provide follow-up contact with clients. Provide general information to clients. Coordinate and deliver agency services. Explains the process with clients and family members [if needed] as it pertains to individual cases. Coordinates referrals to appropriate agency for individual cases. Liaise with community support programs and services. Family/Teen Group workshops/programs. Grant writing related to counseling position and sustainability Please send resume with references to estevanfamilycentre@sasktel.net, Attention Colleen Closes April 30th

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Estevan police make arrests at check stops Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) arrested several people during the high-visibility check stops that were conducted during the April 13 night shift. Officers arrested a 35-year-old man from Regina for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited weapon during a check stop conducted on 13th Avenue. He was also issued a 72-hour driving suspension and his vehicle was impounded after he recorded a warning level on an approved screening device. He will appear in Estevan Provincial Court in June to answer to the charges.

A 33-year-old Regina woman who was a passenger in the same vehicle was also charged with possession of a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, possession of cannabis under the Cannabis Control Act, and consuming alcohol in a vehicle under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act. She will also appear in Estevan Provincial Court in June. Members issued two further 72-hour suspensions for drivers using cannabis and operating a motor vehicle during the check stop. In other recent police news, members are looking into a matter that came in

during the April 10 day shift, involving two individuals with a no-contact order in place. One subject allegedly broke that order. Police are looking into another scam filed during the April 11 day shift, in which the intended victim was asked for money. Police are investigating the matter and are again asking citizens to be wary of organizations that are requesting funds for winning a prize. Officers are also receiving complaints of untidy properties now that spring has arrived. Police and bylaw enforcement are requesting that home and business owners keep their properties tidy.

Police dealt with a reported hit and run accident during the April 12 day shift. It occurred sometime in the last two weeks in the parking lot of the Estevan Shoppers Mall. Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Police are looking for a suspect in a reported theft from a residential area in the city’s south side. A number of items were taken out of a yard. Police are asking that if anyone has seen anything suspicious, to please call the police or Crime Stoppers. As a result of checking a semi unit in the 200-block of Fourth Street during the April 12 night shift, a 60-year-old man from Win-

nipeg is facing charges of impaired care and control, refusal to comply with a breath demand and resisting arrest. He was lodged in cells until sober and was released for court in May. Members arrested a 24-year-old female for failing to compl y with her release conditions after she was located at a licensed premise. She was released for Estevan Provincial Court in May. Officers attended to a complaint of a possible assault at a residence in the 1400-block of Fourth Street. A 33-year-old Estevan man was arrested and lodged in cells until sober. The matter is still under investigation

and charges are pending against both parties. Officers are looking for a suspect in a theft from a residential area in the city’s downtown area during the April 13 day shift. A number of items were taken out of a yard. Anyone who saw something suspicious is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Police attended to a complaint of a fire in a backyard during the April 13 night shift. The homeowner was spoken to. The EPS reminds the public to speak to the Estevan Fire Rescue Service about fire pit permits and the proper locations for fire pits in a residential

City Hall: 1102 4th Street 8 am to 4:30 pm | (306) 634-1800 /HLVXUH2ɝFH701 Souris Avenue 8 am to 4:30 pm | (306) 634-1880

Message From

The Mayor Congratulations to all the nominees for "Women of Today".

CAREER - LICENSED, RED SEAL HVAC/REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN DROP IN RECREATION

FITNESS SCHEDULE

MON APR 22 GRIT AQUA AWE EASY STRETCH SCULPT MOM & BABY AQUA AQUA STEP

ESTEVAN LEISURE CENTRE - EASTER BREAK 2019

6:10 AM - 6:50 AM, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM, 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

TUES APR 23 SPIN 6:10 AM - 6:50 AM, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM, 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM AQUA AWE 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM TWINGES & HINGES 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM SCULPT 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM STROLLER BOOT CAMP 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM SCULPT LIGHT 1:10 PM - 1:50 PM GRIT 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM WED APR 24 GRIT AQUA AWE EASY STRETCH SCULPT MOM & BABY AQUA AQUA STEP CARDIO BOOT CAMP

6:10 AM - 6:50 AM, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM, 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

City Of Estevan Notice Of Assessement Pursuant to subsection 187 (1) of The Cities Act, notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the City of Estevan for the year of 2019, has been prepared and is open to inspection at the City of Estevan, Finance Department, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, April 8 to May 7, 2019.

THURS APR 25 SPIN 6:10 - 6:50 AM, 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM AQUA AWE 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM TWINGES & HINGES 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM SCULPT 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM STROLLER BOOT CAMP 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM SCULPT LIGHT 1:10 PM - 1:50 PM AQUA STEP 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM GRIT 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM FRI APR 26 GRIT AQUA AWE EASY STRETCH

Any person having an interest in any property who wishes to appeal the assessment of that property to the Board of Revision is required to file a notice of appeal in writing to: The Secretary of the Board of Revision, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 on or before the 7th day of May, 2019. Dated this 5th day of April, 2019 Trina Sieben Tax Assessor

Public Notice

6:10 AM - 6:50 AM - 9:10 AM - 9:50 AM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

The Council of the City of Estevan pursuant to the Cities Act that the Council of the City of Estevan, gives notice of its intention to implement a bylaw to establish the speed zone from Wellock Road to the bypass at 60 km/h.

DROP IN RECREATION

AQUATIC SCHEDULE SUN APR 21 & 28 LANE SWIM FAMILY SWIM PUBLIC SWIM PROGRAM RENTALS LANE SWIM DEEP WATER POWER

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM -5:00 PM 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MON APR 22 LANE SWIM AQUA AWE LANE SWIM PUBLIC SWIM AQUA STEP FAMILY SWIM PUBLIC SWIM LANE SWIM

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 7:00PM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

TUES APR 23 LANE SWIM AQUA AWE FAMILY SWIM LANE SWIM PUBLIC SWIM LANE SWIM PUBLIC SWIM

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WED APR 24 LANE SWIM AQUA AWE LANE SWIM

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ESTEVAN LEISURE CENTRE - EASTER BREAK 2019

WED APR 24 PUBLIC SWIM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM AQUA STEP 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM PROGRAM RENTALS LANE SWIM 9:00 PM -10:00 PM THURS APR 25 LANE SWIM AQUA AWE FAMILY SWIM LANE SWIM PUBLIC SWIM AQUA STEP PUBLIC SWIM

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

FRI APR 26 LANE SWIM AQUA AWE LANE SWIM PUBLIC SWIM LANE SWIM FAMILY SWIM PUBLIC SWIM

6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 7:00PM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SAT APR 27 LANE SWIM PUBLIC SWIM LANE SWIM FAMILY SWIM PUBLIC SWIM

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

* Schedule Subject to Change. Please visit www.estevan.ca 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 www.estevan.ca

On March 25, 2019 meeting the first reading of this bylaw was passed and the final readings is expected to be on April 22, 2019. The proposed Bylaw 2019-2012 may be inspected by any person in the City Clerk’s Office, on the main level of City Hall, between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Dated this 26th day of March, 2019 Judy Pilloud 1102 4th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0W7

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 www.estevan.ca 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 www.estevan.ca 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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