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For the 31st straight year, the Estevan Strippers held their Spring Bust hockey tournament in the city. The 2013 tournament was the biggest in history with a total of 36 teams taking part.

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Possibility of flood growing They are not pushing the panic ewan. It now extends from west of button quite yet but March’s heavy Moose Jaw to east of Indian Head and snowfalls have increased concerns down to Weyburn and over to Coroabout the potential of a flood in nach and Assiniboia. Estevan is still Southeast Saskatchewan. in the well above normal category.â€? The provincial Water Security With concerns arising about the Agency released its spring runoff potential of flooding along the Souris forecast for April on Monday mornRiver, Cheveldayoff said the WSA ing. In the report, the agency said has been closely monitoring the lothe estimated runoff volumes for the cal reservoirs. He noted that Rafferty Souris River Basin are now one-andreservoir is actually below the levels a-half to two times higher than those set out in the international operatforecasted in March. ing agreement leaving them with a The report added that Estevan, significant amount of flood storage. and much of the southeast, is now “Water has been flowing out of expected to receive well above norRafferty since November and we just The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency released its April increased the flow again to 40 cubic mal runoff. “Over the month of March runoff map Monday. metres per second from Rafferty, 20 we had two substantial snowfalls — one in early March and one in the from Alameda and (10) cubic metres per second from Boundary, so we’ve middle of March — and that has increased the snowpack and as a result got in the neighborhood 70 cubic metres per second flowing down the it has increased our spring runoff potential,â€? said Ken Cheveldayoff, the Souris right now,â€? Cheveldayoff said. minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency in an “They are erring on the side of caution for sure, but we feel we are in interview Monday afternoon. a good place and we are just continuing to monitor it.â€? “We’ve expanded the very high (runoff) area in southern SaskatchAs of April 5, Rafferty was March ⇢A2

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The members of the Spectra Credit Union have thrown their support behind a proposed partnership with the Affinity Credit Union and Advantage Credit Union. Spectra held its annual general meeting Monday night at its Estevan headquarters. Following the AGM, a special meeting was held to cast the final vote on the much talked about arrangement between the three credit unions. After watching the membership of Affinity (97 per cent in favour) and Advantage (93 per cent in favour) vote for the partnership, over 300 Spectra members followed suit as 94 per cent of them voted yes, while 96 per cent of investment shareholders said yes. The vote clears the path for what will become a massive operation with 76 branch locations throughout the province and almost 1,000

employees. Speaking after the vote, Spectra CEO Tim Schroh said he was confident members would vote in favour of the partnership but was pleased to see such overwhelming support. “It’s a real strong support of the board’s vision, direction and their decision as well as management’s so I am really pleased,� he said. “I think everybody sees the value proposition in it, especially around the member service, the access, the stronger capital base of a larger credit union, the slightly larger size and scale but still maintaining grassroots co-op principles, that’s what is really important.� Mark Lane, the CEO of Affinity Credit Union, was in Estevan for Monday’s vote and said there is a sense of relief now that all three memberships have said yes. Like Schroh, Lane

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City meets with province about local roads begin until possibly 2014. Having decided the repaving must be done as soon as possible, the City is asking for the province to come forward with funding this year. Although that request was made over two weeks ago, as of Monday the City had yet to receive a reply from the province. On a positive note, the City has been in constant contact with the Ministry of Highways and Ludwig said engineers from the ministry were expected here Monday to meet with employees from the engineering and public works departments. “They are going to do some looking around and have some discussions on where do we go from here, short term and

The City of Estevan is continuing its push to have the provincial government pay for 60 per cent of the cost to repair damaged local streets. As was reported in last week’s edition of The Mercury, the City announced that with sections of Highway 47 through Estevan almost undrivable, they will begin a repaving program as soon as the weather allows them to. Mayor Roy Ludwig added that the City has also sent a letter to the province asking them to pay for 60 per cent of the estimated $1.4 million project. Ludwig said the City and province had agreed to share the costs of repairing Highway 47, but it wasn’t expected that work would

long term,� Ludwig said. “They are coming down first, with their people checking out how bad the damage is knowing that it is part of the connector program and that we do have an agreement to totally rebuild Highway 47 north and south. “Having said that, (the work) has been postponed a few times. The last time it was going to be postponed until next year, but we still do not have that in writing. But we can’t wait anymore so we were thinking about a shave and pave that would get us two to three years but they may have other suggestions.� Ludwig said the City’s plan has not changed and they will begin repaving as soon the streets dry and the weather

warms. He said they were hopeful work might begin in April but are not overly optimistic given the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks. “It’s been such a brutal winter and it doesn’t want to leave us. I’d like to thank our staff, they are going above and beyond trying to do the best they can. And the (public) has been very patient and forgiving.� Until they are able to repave the roads, Ludwig said the City is taking a cold asphalt mix and using a grader to work it into the street. He noted the method has helped in some of the worst spots but cautioned it is nothing more than a temporary measure.

March snowfalls causing Well over 90 per cent vote yes more headaches ⇠A1 sitting at an elevation of 548.71m and was expected to drop to 548.3m before the start of runoff. Based on the estimates of natural inflows and diversions from Boundary res-

ervoir, Rafferty is expected to peak at 552m this spring and then return to its full supply level of 550.5m in early June. The situation at Boundary has also changed thanks

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to the March snowfalls, which impacted the Long Creek basin and increased the amount of runoff expected to flow into the reservoir. It’s anticipated that inflows will now exceed the capacity of the dam and also the diversion channel to Rafferty, which will necessitate a release from Boundary estimated to be in the 60 to 80 m3/s range. The report warned that a rapid melt would generate a higher peak flow and in turn a higher release from the dam. The anticipated flows are expected to cause some “out of channel flooding downstream of Boundary Dam as well as along the Souris River upstream of the confluence with Long Creek. This would result in inundation of some low lying areas.� Cheveldayoff said although the WSA has completed its forecasts and is

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ready for the anticipated runoff, he cautioned that there are intangibles beyond their control such as more precipitation and the rate of runoff which, of course, will be dictated by the temperature. He said the ideal weather over the next couple of weeks would be highs of 10 degrees throughout the day and lows of -5 during the evening. Their biggest fear is receiving a blast of warm weather that would lead to high peak flows into the local reservoirs and force them to increase their releases into the Souris. “It would melt during the day and freeze overnight and that is the type of weather we would like to see but we don’t see that forecast for at least 10 days from now,� Cheveldayoff said. To prepare the public for the possibility of a flood, the agency will be holding meetings in applicable areas over the next couple of weeks. The first of these meetings was held Thursday in Estevan at the Super 8 Motel. Officials from the WSA and the Emergency Management and Fire Safety office were in attendance to answer questions from the public.

⇠A1 regions (which Advantage operates in). Members are more and more mobile and we know that we have a lot of members that work in the oilpatch in southeast Saskatchewan. “We relished the opportunity. The southeast corner of the province offered us diversification because we don’t have a significant oil and gas presence in our book today. We had an opportunity to diversify our portfolio and certainly the growth of this region was attractive to us in terms of bringing more members to our credit union.� The three institutions will operate under the Affinity name when they officially become one operation on July 1. But before that can take place, Schroh said there is a great deal of work that must be completed first. “There’s a bunch of regulatory filings that we have to do,� he said. “We are still three autonomous credit unions up until July 1, so we have to carry on business somewhat as usual.� Once the deal is official, Schroh said they will do what they can to make the transition seamless for members. “Going forward they won’t notice the difference so much, but being larger in size, scale and scope gets us closer to providing a lot of those online, mobile-type payments, a lot of electronic, technological-type products and services that we are planning to implement, it gets us closer to implementing those quicker so they are going to get that quicker than what we can do as a stand-alone small to medium sized credit union.� During the presentation prior to the vote, Schroh said members will also benefit from having branches throughout much of the province and that being part of a larger operation will allow them to handle larger commercial requests.

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In a press release issued Monday the City said that “due to the accumulation of snow in back alleys, all residents with back alley trash pick-up are to move their trash bin to the front effective Tuesday, April 9.� The announcement does not apply to odd numbered addresses on the 1000, 1200, 1300, 1800 or 1900 blocks of First Street. If homeowners need assistance moving their cart to the front they are asked to call Regens Disposal at 306-634-7209. Residents will be advised when back alley pick up will resume.

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The Village of Roche Percee has come up with a plan to get the community back on its feet after the devastating floods of 2011. (File photo)

Roche Percee moving forward With the two-year anniversary of the flood that devastated their community nearing, Roche Percee has a plan to revive the village and move forward. A meeting was held Wednesday night in Estevan where the three members of the village council informed residents that they are no longer waiting for help from the government and have taken matters into their own hands. Since the 2011 flood that destroyed the majority of homes in the village, Roche Percee has essentially been stuck in neutral as they waited for the province to help them with a plan to get the community back on its feet. To that end, the previous council teamed up with an Edmonton-based group to secure government funding and create a plan for a new development on land purchased at the villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern border, out of the flood plain. Under the plan, residents who lost their home in the flood plain would be eligible for a land swap to help keep them in the community. However, after months of working on the land swap proposal and seeing no likely funding coming from either the provincial or federal governments, the Village announced a new plan at the meeting. Mayor Blake Penna said Roche Percee has never actually been told no, they have just never received a straight answer and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to wait any longer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either sink or swim,â&#x20AC;? Penna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had

the carrot out in front of us for going on two years now. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason the funding didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go through, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what that reason is and at this point I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care.â&#x20AC;? The plan presented at the meeting will use the 10 acres of land the Village already purchased for the land swap for a new development. Although many of the details are still in the works, Penna said there should be space for 15 to 30 homes depending on how big they decide to make the lots. Penna added that council batted around a number of ideas and feels this was the Villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best chance to move forward. It was noted that because Roche Percee is in dire straits financially, the village cannot afford to develop the lots. Instead they plan to find a developer who will be asked to develop the land and build the homes. To guide the project through its various stages, Roche Percee plans to hire a consultant but Penna said council would maintain control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have full control, we are just relinquishing the actual administration. We are not a big city, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the manpower,â&#x20AC;? he said. Penna admitted the situation wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ideal, but the Village did not have any other choice. Working with a developer also offered them the best chance to get this project underway in the relatively near future. A handful of residents expressed concerns about the potential cost

Director to make appearance at special screening April 13 Cinephiles and anyone else who likes a good flick can head to the theatre for a special showing of The Gold Bracelet, along with an appearance and discussion with the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director. The Southeast Newcomer Service is bringing the film and director Kavi Raz to the Orpheum Theatre with the help of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and the Regina Immigrant Women Centre. Melanie Mantei, information services adviser at Southeast Newcomers Services, said Raz will chat about the movie and how he came to produce it. The event was first scheduled for April 14, but because of Razâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule, it was moved to April 13, with the screening held at 2 p.m. The event is co-hosted by SNS and the Energy City Film Circuit. The tour is also supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, and SaskCulture. The show in Estevan is part of a provincial tour of the film that Raz not only directed but acted in. A press release noted the film tour is intended to raise awareness of racism and discrimination. The Gold Bracelet is a 2006 film that follows an East Indian family who are recent immigrants to the United States. Following the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, the new immigrants face some prejudices and discrimination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their life is upside down because the American

people view them differently (following 9/11),â&#x20AC;? said Mantei. The film explores immigration and generational issues, and the release noted it â&#x20AC;&#x153;allows us to rise above our differences.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The message is) to educate people about the diversity growth in Estevan, just so people understand the differences when other cultures come into a city,â&#x20AC;? said Mantei, who noted their views may be different and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK. Raz is an East Indian man and will be travelling with the film to each of the 11 locations in Saskatchewan as part of the tour. The director and actor will be on hand for questions as the event features a conversation with the filmmaker. The screening is free to the public and there will be no charge for popcorn either. The SNS is also planning the Collage Multicultural Festival, after taking the project on. It will be held later this year.

of the new homes but Penna said the hope is there will be different price ranges to allow anyone who wants to return to Roche Percee to do so. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to us. We want you to come back,â&#x20AC;? he told the crowd in the Taylorton Room of the Days Inn. A number of other items were also discussed during the two hour-long meeting. Among them was the state of the dikes that protect Roche Percee. Penna said the damage the dikes suffered during the floods of 2011 has still not been repaired and the Village does not have the money to carry out the work. Asked why funds were not provided through the Provincial Disaster Assistance Plan to make the needed repairs, Penna said he did not know the answer to that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keep in mind that we came into council in October. There are mountains of communication that I am not aware of and probably never will be. I just know that it went on long enough that I am not interested in waiting any longer.â&#x20AC;? Penna asked for the support of the entire community in helping the Village move forward and said any news will be made available to them through a handful of methods including their Facebook page. He said they are confident they can find a way to make Roche Percee work again but they will need everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support and help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There needs to be a willingness to work with us and make some compromises.â&#x20AC;?


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Sun Country hosts leadership network session in Estevan The second part of a multi-layered exceptions. outreach program they have named the Sun Cugnet also talked about discharge planCountry Leadership Network brought some ning, including improved communications of the health regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrative team between the Regina-Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle Health members as well as board members to the Region and Sun Country regarding patients main auditorium in St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital on being released from Regina hospitals back to the evening of April 4. Sun Country facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We report to you, and we need to hear Questions from the attendees at the sesfrom you,â&#x20AC;? said board member Derrill Rodine sion included emergency medical training in addressing about 30 people who had gathsessions for volunteer first responders and the ered to hear some updated reports on such time needed to gain certification, physician things as the health regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic plan recruitment and how they are going about it as well as focused reports on mental health and reducing travel time for everyone conand addiction services delivered by Duane cerned by using the services of the audio/ Schultz and Garry Tedford with an introducvisual Telehealth system more frequently. tion by Janice Giroux, vice-president of comSun Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board chairwoman Marimunity health. Giroux led off by discussing lyn Charlton said they plan the community caseloads in Sun Country, noting that there leadership sessions twice a year. Last year are currently 130 autistic children receiving Garry Tedford, who made a presentation at the Sun Country Health Re- the sessions included only elected public ofassistance within the region and there was gionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Leadership Network session in St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital ficials and their hired administrators whereas one group home for patients on a transition regarding the services provided to help fight addictions, took some time this year the sessions were open to the public path following treatment for mental illness. to chat with session delegate Marlene Salmers following the formal por- and media. She said the transition home can be used by tion of the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event. clients for up to three years, depending on The most common drug used is still alcohol, he said, their needs, before moving on to a group but there is more mixing of drugs and alcohol which can home or regular home life with assistance. amplify into lethal levels of intoxication. The trio agreed that often mental illness and addicDuring a question period with local and regional tions run hand-in-hand. elected offi cials, Tedford explained some of the steps Giroux and Schultz discussed such things as identitaken for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, infying those at risk for suicide and those suffering from cluding the recovery program, relapses and how they anxiety or depression. deal with them. Tedford discussed the cycle of abuse with regards Marga Cugnet, CEO of the health region, outlined to addiction, whether it be alcohol, drugs or gambling, the 17 strategic items the health region dealt with in noting that often alcohol and drugs are used in tandem. 2011-2012 and the nine-point plan that rolled out in He also said there is still a perceived social stigma 2012-13, which includes another level of hygiene care, around addictions. fall preventions, workplace efficiencies, administration â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somehow there is the thought out there that the of medications, handling stroke victims, improved care person with the addiction is weak or unstable,â&#x20AC;? said for dementia patients, and physician recruitment and Tedford. retention. She also addressed wait times for surgery in Duane Schultz dealt with the topic of mental health â&#x20AC;&#x153;An addictive agent provides temporary relief, but Sun Country, noting that 73 per cent of patients see a diagnosis and treatment regimes when he spoke to ultimately leads to negative consequences when the primary health provider within a week and the surgical community leaders at the recent Sun Country Leaderuser sees the drugs, alcohol or gambling as a solution,â&#x20AC;? wait list is now less than six months with only a few ship Network session held in Estevan. he said.

Lampman and Benson preparing for spring runoff After getting an unwelcome surprise in 2011, the Town of Lampman is ready for any possible flooding issues that may occur this spring. Both Lampman and the RM of Browning were hit with overland flooding in 2011 and much of that water is still sitting west of the community. With a heavy snowfall over the winter, there are concerns that both Lampman and Benson, which also faced flooding issues two years ago, could be in trouble again. But, thanks in part to measures taken during the floods of 2011, both communities are in a far better position to deal with this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runoff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not so concerned if we only have to get rid of what we have now and we have a couple of little rains here and there. What could hurt us, is getting 15 inches of rain again,â&#x20AC;? said Greg Wallin, the administrator for Lampman and the RM of Browning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the fall of 2010, it rained and rained and water was coming out the top of the ground already. This year, the ground is dry three feet down. It snowed early enough and

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Wallin said the Town will start building a dike on the west side of Lampman this week and they also have a couple of culverts to install. He added the bulk of their protection will come from a dike and lift station that was constructed on the northwest corner of the town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as protecting the town now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not concerned at all. The pump is in place; the only thing we have to do is that little bit on the west side of town and get that prepared. In the RM we did dig that trench so if it gets high enough, it will run down to Alameda,â&#x20AC;? said Wallin who added they are also stockpiling rocks, sand and gravel in the RM. Although the two-year anniversary of the 2011 floods is approaching, there are still plenty of reminders of the devastation that occurred two years ago. Wallin said a significant amount of land in the RM is still flooded, with the worst areas west of Lampman where a lake of water remains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our main roads going up to the correction line is still under two feet of water,â&#x20AC;? Wallin said. In Benson, Reeve David Hoffort said work that was carried out in the aftermath of the 2011 floods should help the village avoid any major issues this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highways put in a couple of big culverts so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t foresee any flooding in our town,â&#x20AC;? Hoffort said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why we flooded last time was the culvert through the highway wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take it away as fast as it was coming in. We built a high road across the north side of our town with culverts that we could control the flows and Highways put in two culverts going out of town.â&#x20AC;? As for the rest of the RM, Hoffort said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect any flooding as a result of the runoff but cautioned if the area is hit with heavy rains during the spring that could change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, we are in a lot better shape than we were two years ago.â&#x20AC;?

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Joseph Debigare

Peter McQuinn

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Trio to serve no jail time for home invasion No jail time will be served by three co-accused who pleaded guilty in a home invasion case involving a door being broken in with a sledgehammer. On Nov. 27, 2011, Joseph Debigare, Ayla Schachtel and Peter McQuinn were drinking in a Weyburn bar when Schachtel decided she wanted an ex of hers to suffer a “good beating,” said Judge Karl Bazin as he read his decision on the case. The three individuals previously pleaded guilty to break and enter, commit an indictable offence of assault with a weapon. They each appeared in Estevan provincial court on Monday for sentencing. Schachtel convinced Debigare to travel to Estevan by telling him the alleged trouble she has been caused by the victim, suggesting he sells drugs and won’t pay her child support for the child they had together. The plan was initiated by Schachtel, who knew the victims, and it was ultimately concocted by her and Debigare in Weyburn. McQuinn was with them at the bar, but was not part of the discussion. He drove with them and the plan was not discussed on the way to Estevan. When they arrived at the victim’s house, Debigare retrieved a sledgehammer from his truck, telling McQuinn to stay in the vehicle. Debigare knocked on the victim’s front door, and when a woman answered, barged past her, swinging the sledgehammer wildly, hitting the family’s German shepherd. The dog underwent emergency surgery for an injury to its head.

Debigare smashed a bedroom door with the sledgehammer to find the male victim they were looking for, who was with a female victim seven months pregnant. Bazin noted Debigare did not assault her, but Schachtel struck the woman with a pillow. She went into labour three days later and delivered the baby six weeks prematurely. McQuinn followed Debigare into the house. McQuinn brandished a boxcutting knife, and while waving the knife, told a couple of people in the house to sit down on the couch. He then followed Debigare to his encounter with the male victim, the focus of the brief attack who suffered injuries to his arm. The three accused quickly left the residence and were tracked down and arrested by police within minutes. While considering Schachtel’s sentence, Bazin told her lawyer, “She’s the one who convinces them to do it.” He suggested that while she wasn’t wielding a weapon, she shoulders a lot of the responsibility for the incident. Crown prosecutor Andrew Davis noted, “None of this would have happened had (Schachtel) not developed the idea. They wouldn’t have done anything had she not goaded them on.” It was noted the victims were strangers to Debigare and McQuinn. The Crown was seeking a prison term of four years for all three accused, while the defence suggested a lengthy suspended sentence would be appropriate. In victim impact statements, which

were submitted to the judge, the victims said they have trust issues and concern over the newborn. One of them decided to move herself and her family out of Estevan for safety concerns as she has fears of an attack happening again. In deciding sentence, Bazin said he considered that none of the accused had any previous convictions and have generally lived productive lives. He said a suspension of sentence keeps the offenders under the state’s control. “By your actions, you have caused fear and terror, not only to (the male victim) but also to the people who were in the trailer at the time,” said Bazin. The maximum length of a suspended sentence is three years, and that’s the term he ordered for both Debigare and Schachtel. McQuinn’s sentenced was suspended for two years. They are all under house arrest and electronic monitoring for the first 12 months of the order, and they are subject to a curfew from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the following 12 months. The trio is prohibited to come within 50 kilometres of Estevan, and they are to perform 240 hours of community service work. They must provide a DNA sample and are subject to a 10-year firearms and weapons prohibition. Restitution of $1,360 is also to be paid for damages to the residence.

Each of the individuals was escorted out of the courtroom by police after sentencing. Bazin also made an announcement at the beginning of court proceedings on Monday. The judge, who has been presiding in Estevan for more than a year, noted there were few small-claims cases in the city considering the amount of traffic on the criminal docket. He reminded victims that even if a matter is being dealt with in the criminal system, the civil system is still an avenue they can seek damages from. “All victims are able to sue perpetrators in the civil system,” said Bazin. He noted that whether an accused is found guilty or not guilty in court, a victim may still sue, and the matters are often settled with a mediator. Though it’s an American case, Bazin brought up the matter of O.J. Simpson, who was found not criminally responsible for two murders, but did end up paying millions of dollars awarded to the victim’s families in a civil suit. He noted Victim Services is an organization that gives advice to victims and supports them during criminal proceedings. Bazin suggested victims hire lawyers and possibly open civil lawsuits in order to receive some compensation from their perpetrator.

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Of Ralph and Margaret Two larger-than-life politicians, who the public came to appreciate later on in their terms of office, were laid to rest within the past two weeks. Ralph Klein and now Margaret Thatcher ended their final chapters just recently and although their constituencies were continents apart, we truly believe they probably saw eye-to-eye on a number of topics from a right-of-centre perspective and would have enjoyed each other’s company. Klein liked to shoot from the lip and often his original responses to prickly questions on sensitive issues got him in trouble. But the populace knew that although he might dig himself a verbal hole once in awhile, Ralph could always climb out of it because deep down, they knew, he was well intentioned and really, not a bad guy once you got to know him. A lot of Albertans felt they knew him because he was a genuine person. A bit of a cartoon character of himself at times, but still genuine, and you can’t beat genuine when it comes to politics. For the Iron Lady, it was a matter of living up to principles and living up to promises. She had that iron will to pull the United Kingdom out of its morass and downward spiral, something she inherited in the first round as their prime minister. She was a stickler for rules, which she famously noted a few times, “you can’t suspend or go around the rules. Many governments try to do that.” And when they did that, they would ultimately fail because the facts and truth would eventually catch up to them. Thatcher also made the observation that governments don’t generally spend the money they’re given very wisely. She said that the more governments take, the less there is for the people to do what they need to do in business and in social services. On the other hand, she raised taxes ... because she had to, but that was to pay down the debt and set a new course for England, not to take over the lives of the citizens because after all, as she also observed, “if the state does everything for you, then it takes everything from you.” In other words, there wasn’t a lot of socialist in Maggie. The steel-eyed woman with the transfixed trademark hairdo set the stage so that Brits could provide personal responsibility using private initiative. It was from that perspective, she felt, you gained freedom. “The right to take on responsibility, that’s freedom,” she said. But she wasn’t so staunch in her stance that she couldn’t see the forest for the trees because she also famously realized that divergent opinions were to be welcomed and digested and that translated to pretty well any subject or topic, including politics. If you were a smart socialist, she wanted to hear what you had to say and was willing to include or adapt your good ideas, because if she did that, she knew that it was not only healthy, but would probably lead to efficient decision-making and maybe a re-election. Yes, Ralph and the Iron Lady were no cookie-cutter politicians, thank God, and the people they governed were a lot better off having had them in leadership roles at crucial times in their history.

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Gov’t needs better flood planning Based solely on the Saskatchewan Party government press releases, one might assume it has done all it can to prepare for the spring flood. Consider the April 2 release from the Watershed Security Agency praising Minister Responsible Ken Cheveldayoff for continuing “to assist residents faced with threats of flooding with the 2013 Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program (EFDRP).” The release goes on to say the government will provide “100 per cent of costs for engineering assistance and purchase of sandbags by local governments.” Meanwhile, individuals will be reimbursed 85 per cent and communities and businesses for 75 per cent for “the cost of approved, permanent flood protection ... like berms, culverts and lift station work.” The government will also cover 50 per cent of the SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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Make it work Saskatchewan style What can we rant about this week, dear diary? After listing all the things last week that we haven’t received and aren’t going to receive from government, maybe we can look at some things we can do ourselves. Should we begin by suggesting we can turn our pouts into production? A few weeks ago, Steve McClelland, the executive director of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, came to our city to talk to local chamber members and guests. He astutely warned us that we, and hopefully he meant the whole province, had to begin moving forward again without the expectation of having busloads of immigrants continually arriving on our doorsteps to fill in for us. It just can’t be done ... they can’t fill all the gaps. Those of us who have gotten soft thanks to this Saskatchewan Advantage will have to jump off our privileged perches and get down to doing a little dirty work again. Sometimes a little grunt work brings results. If you can’t get, or can’t afford, a new snowblower, I need not remind you that they’re still selling snow shovels. And to make a second point ... I don’t want to overpay for

Norm Park All Things Considered either the snowblower or snow shovel. That’s not in the spirit of the Saskatchewan Advantage. If you are going to make me pay a premium price for that snowblower ... pay more than they do in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert or Wadena, then it better not just be the best snowblower on my block, it better be the best snowblower we’ve ever seen in this city! If you pay top dollar, you need to expect top quality product and service. So ask yourself that question before you swipe the credit card to pay for whatever it is you’re buying, from brooms to condos. If you’re expected to pay the top price in Canada for a piece of property with high taxes ... what are you getting for it? Do you get the best in security ... the best water in the country, the best sidewalk and wide paved road and daily garbage pickup? If you pay as much as they do in Toronto, it will come with the best finishing work, cabinets, floors and granite covers in the business. If the seller and service providers expect $36 to $42 per

costs of temporary flood protection measures like sandbags and pumping expenses, the news release said. Typical of such government information, it’s made to sound rather generous ... notwithstanding the fact that the dollars they are talking about are actually the ones you contributed through your taxes. And also typical of such government information, it’s made to sound like the government has always been on top of this looming problem that could quickly convert to a crisis with a few heavy spring rains. But has the Sask. Party government truly been as prepared as it now suggests? Well, let’s go back three weeks earlier to provincial budget day. Despite the fact there was no budget line item to deal with the potential financial implications of what has been the heaviest snowfall on record, Finance Minister Ken Krawetz offered his assurances that there would be no reason to worry. Money would simply flow from the $695.1 million Growth and Financial Security Fund (GFSF). “We can’t plan for disaster, but I think we have a good backup situation,” Krawetz said. The approach raised some eyebrows and concern from the NDP opposition, given the problems people had with the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) in 2011. Since then, the government has found it necessary to suggest there will be at least $182 million available through the GFSF and it also outlined the above compensation plan in the press release. But wouldn’t it have been smarter for government to

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hour, that means you should expect the best in Canada from them in return. That’s how it’s supposed to work. But we all know that doesn’t always happen. But, as it was pointed out by McClelland we have to try or else we’ll fail. So don’t be shy to ask the questions. What are you getting for your top dollar? And if we are on the other end of the equation, maybe we need to ask ourselves ... what am I supplying to my customer if I’m asking top dollar for my goods or service? If the answer isn’t “the best,” then we need to rethink our positions and maybe hit the reset button on our economy because something’s out of whack. And in case you’re wondering, I don’t own a snowblower, but I do have a locally purchased snow shovel that has served me well for over 12 years, and hasn’t let me down, even this year. But we have a couple of guys in “the hood” who have been handy and more than helpful with their snowblowers ... removing the real big stuff when things got really tough. So let’s cheer on the snowblower guys all around this city and I don’t really care where their blown snow landed. Let’s celebrate that which we have and get down to work and produce something to justify this Saskatchewan Advantage.

make it known months in advance to both municipalities and individuals that there would be specific compensation set aside? Wouldn’t that have allowed both them and government officials to prepare in earnest? At the municipal level, RMs, towns and cities are now scrambling to clear ditches and culverts and dig channels. But while the government boasts of the $25 million it has put towards flood control in recent years, it remains clear that much more could have and should have been done - especially given the impact of the 2011 flood. For example, consider the efforts of Corman Park and the communities of Warman, Dalmeny, Osler and Martensville - expected to be some of the harder hit areas this year - to establish the Opimihaw Creek Watershed Association to deal with long-standing flooding problems. While the multi-million dollar project will one day result in a long-term plan for drainage that will protect homes and infrastructure in the area, that plan isn’t in effect yet. Sure, flooding disasters are not, thankfully, an everyyear occurrence. But had the government announced its contingency plans even last year when it established the Watershed Security Authority, perhaps we wouldn’t see the scrambling we now see. Perhaps the right preparatory choices would have already been made. Yet the government didn’t set aside a single dime for flooding in the actual budget. One can guess why. If that $182 million for flooding had been budgeted, it would have made it very tough for the government to argue that the budget is balanced. Sadly, sometimes governments are more interested in the appearance of having things under control.

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Letters to the Editor Government’s quick fix threatens 70 years of Legislation The Editor: Saskatchewan stands at the precipice of labour instability with the introduction of a sweeping and rushed overhaul of the province’s labour laws in Bill 85 - the new Saskatchewan Employment Act. Bill 85 combines 12 previous workplace-related laws. The act repeals nearly 1,000 pages of current provincial legislation and consolidates it into 184. In total, 33 pieces of legislation have been repealed or amended. Work on the act is not yet complete, leaving many unknowns and much to be done to get Bill 85 to a place where it works for everyone. An advisory committee, comprising both business and organized labour representatives, was established by Minister Morgan to provide input on the changes being contemplated. This committee reached relative consensus on most issues relating to the changes. This consensus is not reflected in Bill 85. Modernization of laws requires thoughtful and inclusive review. That takes time. There is no harm in taking the time needed for review and reflection, but there is a worrying potential for real damage if passage of this new legislation is rushed.

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We are part of the “Saskatchewan advantage”, the biggest economic boom in our province’s history, the lowest unemployment rate in the country, and more people are moving to our province than ever before. All of this has been achieved under our current labour legislation. Clearly, there is no crisis requiring a hasty fix so let’s take the time to get it right and not rush to pass Bill 85 in the spring 2013 sitting of the Legislature. I urge you to contact Don Morgan, minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, to ask for time to review and address the concerns you have with the legislation as it stands today. After all, if we take the time we need now to get this right, we will save time and cost in the future. For more information, check out www.fairwork.ca.

Hugh Wagner General Secretary, Grain and G e n e r a l S e r v i c e s U n i o n ( I LW U Canada) Member of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Saskatchewan Employment Act

The Editor: Conservative MP Ed Komarnicki likes to boast that the “one thing we will not do is increase taxes.” There’s only one problem: that isn’t true. The Conservatives’ federal budget increases tariffs on everyday items imported from dozens of countries. These rising tariffs are a hidden tax on everything, from clothing and shoes to household cleaning products to televisions. They are also increasing your employment insurance taxes. Increasing this tax on jobs is reckless when so many areas of the economy are still struggling. Stephen Harper and his crew are increasing taxes on hospital parking, taxes on life insurance, taxes on safety deposit boxes, taxes for airport security, taxes on credit unions, and the list goes on.

For years now, Conservatives have tried to boast that they never raise taxes. That was easy to do when they took power and inherited a $13 billion surplus from the previous Liberal government. However, these tax-and-spend Conservatives dug themselves into a deep deficit; they increased program spending by almost 40 per cent and are now hiking taxes left, right and centre. The next time you see Mr. Komarnicki, remind him to show his constituents some respect and be honest about taxes. No amount of spin or government advertising (that they pay for with your taxes) can change the fact that a tax hike is a tax hike, and we know it. Scott Brisson, Liberal MP

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Support for Estevan MLA The Editor: The article in the March 13 Mercury had me quite troubled as to the accusations made to our MLA Doreen Eagles that was stated by Marge Young. In fact, it bothered me so much that I telephoned Ms. Eagles about the statement regarding the twinning of Highway 39. Ms. Eagles told me that she did not ever make the statement that Marge Young reported. I have known Ms. Eagles for a long time and have always found her to be honest, sincere, and dedicated. I know of no other woman in this area that works as hard, and who is devoting untold hours in regards to the people in her constituency. I know for a fact that Doreen Eagles has lobbied for the twinning or passing lanes on Highway 39 to Regina and will keep on lobbying on that subject. After all, Ms. Eagles uses that highway going back and forth to the legislature and caucus meetings probably more than any one of

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us. Therefore why shouldn’t she be lobbying for us and for the highway? She can only do so much and the decision comes down to the minister of Highways and Transportation. I would strongly suggest that Marge Young contact Doreen Eagles for an appointment at her office in Estevan. She should also name the person who made the statement, because as we all know that statements that go from person to person end up as pure gossip. Going to her office and getting the facts should be done before going to a newspaper and telling untruths about our member of the legislature. Doreen Eagles has had a very strong following in this constituency for the past years and will continue to do so because of her honesty, integrity and commitment to the people of Estevan and district. Gerald Fichtemann, Estevan.

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Globe trotting vet RM of Estevan hires at authorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; banquet new administrator Dr. Jerry Haigh, a Kenyan born, Glasgow veterinarian who now calls Saskatoon home, will be the special guest speaker at the annual Authorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Banquet in Estevan on April 26. The banquet, a fundraising event for the Estevan chapter of the Canadian University Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, will be held in the Taylorton Room at Days Inn in the evening with proceeds to be directed to the Mary Rose Boyer Memorial Scholarship fund. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Grade 12 female graduate each year. The eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event

begins around 6 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock with a silent auction of many books the club has received from Canadian publishers. Following the meal, Haigh, who is an author as well as a veterinarian, will be introduced to the audience. Haighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career has spanned four decades and four continents and he has worked at healing several species of animals from elephants to wild dogs, polar bears and moose. He has also written a truelife account entitled The Trouble With Lions: A Glasgow Vet in Africa that was published in 2008 and Wrestling With Rhinos: The

Adventures of a Glasgow Vet in Kenya in 2002. His recent book Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pursuit, is set to capture the interest of new readers as well as those who are familiar with his previous work. The University Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club said they were able to arrange for Haighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attendance at the banquet through the sponsorship of the Prairie Animal Health Centre of Estevan. Tickets for the banquet are available from any member of the Estevan University Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club or from the Estevan Public Library.

The Rural Municipality of Estevan will have a new administrator as of April 22. Grace Potter, who is currently administrator for the Town of Arcola, has been hired to fill the posiosition for the local RM on n that date. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a few days of orientation with Kim (McIvor) which will be good,â&#x20AC;? said Potter, referring to the outgoing admin-istrator who is moving on in his career path. Potter brings a solid background of experience to the job, having begun her career in that field in 1988 with the RM of Reno

where she stayed for eight years before moving on to the Shaunavon area where she was administrator for the RMs of Grass Creek

and Wise Creek for 15 years before accepting the job in Arcola about a year and half ago. Potter retains a Rural

A Certificate in Administration and said she is happy to be returning to the rural side of civic administrative duties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know a lot of RM management mana and administrative istr people around the t province so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be great to connect with them again. I like the rural game,â&#x20AC;? Potter said. She added that she understood the RM of un Estevan Estev and the City of Estevan had forged out a mutually agreeable plan for shared services, development and growth, which she said should ease the transition and orientation.

Lower generic drug prices now in effect Saskatchewan residents are now able to benefit from lower prices for six commonly used generic drugs. In January, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Premier Robert Ghiz of Prince Edward Island announced through the Council of Federation that Canadian provinces and territories are moving forward on price-setting for six of the most widely-used generic drugs. This initiative will realize close to $10

million in annual savings for Saskatchewan residents, private insurers and the provincial government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know prescription medicine is expensive,â&#x20AC;? Health Minister Dustin Duncan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through this initiative, provinces and territories have together achieved the lowest generic prices to date in Canada. This means patients will be able to receive better value for the important drugs they rely on.â&#x20AC;? Participating provinces

and territories have leveraged combined purchasing power and agreed to establish a price point for the six drugs at 18 per cent of the equivalent brand name drug. These six generic drugs represent approximately 20 per cent of the publiclyfunded spending on generic drugs in Canada. Currently, individual provinces and territories pay between 25 and 40 per cent of brand name prices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our government rec-

ognizes there are impacts to community pharmacies as a result of this initiative,â&#x20AC;? Duncan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue working with pharmacies and pharmacists to identify opportunities to reinvest a portion of the savings into community pharmacy services. Pharmacists are important members of the health care team. We appreciate the important services they provide in their communities.â&#x20AC;? In recent years, the Ministry of Health has sup-

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A10 April 10, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Major upgrades and expansion at North Portal crossing The federal government has announced a major upgrade and expansion at the nearby North Portal border crossing. Regina area MP Tom Lukiwski announced April 2 in the Queen City that the $10 million project will modernize the crossing which is among the busiest in Western Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern and efficient border crossings are essential to keeping trade moving and our economy on the right track,â&#x20AC;? Lukiwski said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Harper government will invest up to $10 million for the expansion and modernization of the North Portalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canada Border Services Agency commercial facility to support the safe, secure and efficient movement of people and goods at the North Portal crossing in Saskatchewan.â&#x20AC;? In a government press release it was noted that almost $12 billion in two-way trade passed through North Portal in 2012. The crossing is also an important one for travelers, with over 92,000 vehicles passing through in 2012. The focus of last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement is to modernize the Canada Border Services Agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial facility and to expand and re-align the commercial staging area and traffic lanes. The project will also include a re-configuration of and expansion of the border crossing roadways according to information supplied by Transport Canada. An e-mail from the government agency added that North Portal has experienced â&#x20AC;&#x153;exponential growth in traf-

fic volumesâ&#x20AC;? due to the boom in the oil and gas sector in Saskatchewan, North Dakota and Alberta. Because of that increase, the current commercial inspection areas were unable to adequately handle and process the commercial traffic entering the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These improvements will provide increased capacity for commercial traffic and will minimize border wait times, while at the same time strengthening security,â&#x20AC;? said Lukiwski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the new Building Canada Plan, we are delivering the largest investment in infrastructure in Canadian history through Economic Action Plan 2013 - investments that create jobs, economic growth, and provide a high quality of life for families in every city and community across the country.â&#x20AC;? Souris-Moose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki also weighed in on the announcement. Komarnicki said he was pleased to see the improvements will help efficiency at the crossing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Improvements to border facilities will help to reduce border delays and help facilitate trade,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will create jobs, economic growth, and long term prosperity. Ensuring modern and efficient infrastructure at North Portal, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ninth busiest crossing between Canada and the United States that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week will provide the foundation for a strong, productive

economy and I am sure will be appreciated by everyone using the port.â&#x20AC;? The $2.1-billion Gateways and Border Crossings Fund (GBCF) is a program used to improve the flow of goods and people between Canada and the rest of the world. GBCF infrastructure funding targets projects that increase the productivity and efficiency of strategic transportation assets of national significance, such as bridges, roads and ports, which are part of international gateways, strategic trade corridors and key land border crossings. This initiative adds to the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investments in infrastructure, announced in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Action Plan 2013. The government is delivering the new Building Canada plan to construct roads, bridges, subways, commuter rail, and other public infrastructure in cooperation with provinces, territories, and municipalities. The project is among key border crossings identified in the Beyond the Border Action Plan which was established with the United States to enhance mutual security, prosperity and economic competitiveness between the countries. The action plan focuses on four areas: addressing threats early; facilitating trade, economic growth and jobs; integrating cross border law enforcement; and strengthening critical infrastructure and cyber security.

Woodlawn Park holds annual general meeting improve the lighting at the boat launch area. In addition, a new EZ Dock system will be installed this spring, providing greater safety and functionality. The Estevan Wildlife Federation has partnered with Woodlawn and will lead the project which will see the southern dock replaced with the EZ Dock system and any sections in good condition being added to the northern dock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allocating this amount of funds to a project requires a user based fee. While boaters will now have to pay a fee to enter the park it means we can provide a

The Woodlawn Regional Park took a look back at the past year at their annual general meeting March 28. Held at the Days Inn, the meeting gave the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors and staff an opportunity to present their financial report for the past year. A number of seasonal campers were invited to attend and ask questions about future plans. Also on the agenda were plans for the upcoming year and it was noted that Woodlawn will be spending in excess of $22,000 for boat launch upgrades. It is the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal to

safer and more user-friendly facility,â&#x20AC;? said park manager Nathan Puffalt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every dollar raised will be put towards current and future upgrades.â&#x20AC;? Boat launch fees will be $40 for a season, $10 for a weekend and $5 daily. Other potential upgrades discussed include future paving of the boat launch; creating a boat storage facility; a fish cleaning station and the possibility of building a marina and providing fuel, all of which remain in the discussion stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No other upgrades have been confirmed and right now we want to gauge the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support

and ask what they want to see,â&#x20AC;? Puffalt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately it will be the community who uses the boat launch and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to work with them in establishing a long term picture of what not only the boat launch will look like in the future, but what the entire park will look like in the future.â&#x20AC;? The audited 2012 income statement was also presented by Puffalt and it showed an overall net surplus of $1,429,000. The park had $308,000 in operating revenue adding to the $2.4 million in Provincial Disaster Assistance Program funds. Just under

$900,000 was spent on flood damage restoration projects which includes restoration of buildings including Doug Third Hall, Rotary Hall and the Souris Valley Theatre, new campsites and land levelling, and the athletic park football and soccer field. Operationally, due to a number of much needed upgrades such as a new waterline to provide potable City water, the park saw a deficit of $118,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The operational deficit we have really echoes what Woodlawn sustained in 2011. The board of directors made the decision that all PDAP funds would only be used for restoration and

this shows how important it is that Woodlawn charges user-based fees for the facilities it operates. Of course we still want to partner with individuals and organizations in our community and provide opportunities for them, but the fact is we are a non-profit and every single dollar we raise returns to the park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without the dedication of so many community leaders and organizations, that deficit could have been much worse and we thank every single person who has helped ensure Woodlawn will remain in the community for the community,â&#x20AC;? Puffalt said.

     

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Quota club crafts The Estevan Quota Club International hosted its annual craft show at the Estevan Shoppers Mall on Saturday with door prizes and draws as money was raised for the Envision library. Organizer Mary Antonenko, pictured among the vendors, noted this was the first year they held the event in the mall.


A12 April 10, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Pipeline proposed to transport Boundary Dam CO2 With construction for the carbon capture and sequestration project at Boundary Dam Power Station entering its final 12 months, the pipeline project to take that captured carbon to a location just south of Weyburn is moving to the public consultation stage. Last December, Cenovus Energy announced they had signed a 10-year agreement with SaskPower to purchase all of the captured carbon that results from the CCS project. The energy company is now preparing to begin their Rafferty CO2 pipeline project, which will transport the carbon dioxide underground to their enhanced oil recovery project to a property called the Weyburn Unit. If the pipeline is approved by all necessary parties, construction could begin this June. The Calgary company held a public meeting in Torquay Tuesday night.

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compression station at the Weyburn Unit before being injected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It comes to us at a higher pressure, but once we inject it into the ground, some of the CO2 comes back up with the oil and water when we produce it,â&#x20AC;? said DelFrari. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to put it through the compression station again and re-inject it again. It always has to be compressed before we can inject it into the ground.â&#x20AC;? The carbon dioxide, once captured at the power station, will not see the light of day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a closed system, and people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always understand that,â&#x20AC;? noted DelFrari. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s captured from the power station, it gets into the pipeline and it never comes out again. It comes to us from the pipeline, it goes into our equipment, it goes into our wells. Some of it stays underground and some of it that comes up with the oil, still never makes it into the air again, because we just

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RCMP warn public of online scam The Saskatchewan RCMP’s economic crime division is warning the public about a new scam that is taking place throughout the province. In this scam, the victim’s e-mail account is compromised. The suspect(s) then use the information that is located within the various folders

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The best way to protect yourself from this scam is to protect your e-mail account. You can do this by: · Creating strong passwords and changing your e-mail password every six months. · Be careful in clicking on links attached to e-mails you receive. If

you don’t know who sent the e-mail don’t click on the link. · Make sure your antivirus software is up to date. · Be cautious when logging into your e-mail account from untrusted computers. This is any computer that you don’t maintain yourself. These

computers could have keylogger technology installed on them which would give up your password to your e-mail account. · Be cautious of what personal and financial information you include in an e-mail. Fraud awareness is part of a national crime prevention campaign to in-

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Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market prepares for May 4 opening The Estevan Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market is open for business. Well, not quite yet, but the public, vendors and executive held an annual general meeting for the market on Monday night at the Estevan Shoppers Mall in preparation for the Saturday, May 4 opening. Lynda Dunbar is continuing as the president of the executive team, while Patricia Thompson is set to assume her first full year as market manager, taking over that role from long-time manager Linda Jones. The market will again be located on the east side parking lot at the mall for the spring, summer and fall outdoor dates. They will move inside for the four weeks leading up to Christmas following a short fall and early winter break. The outdoor markets will be held every Saturday, rain, shine or wind, said Thompson. Last year the vendors realized a slight uptick in total sales compared with 2011 but still behind the record year of 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2012, the total market sales were $272,183, which was an increase of about $11,000 over 2011,â&#x20AC;? said Thompson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But 2010 still stands as the record year. We had total sales of $325,000 that year.â&#x20AC;? Weather has a lot to do with the success or failure of the Saturday sales dates, along with vendor turnouts and volume sales. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas season sales were excellent. They came to $29,812 and we had good vendor attendance. A few were missing the first Saturday of that season because we had freezing rain and some people just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had four new vendors at Christmas, plus the one charity table each week.â&#x20AC;? The Christmas sales are held in the Exhibition Hall that can accommodate up

to 28 tables with some vendors renting two or three tables to display their wares. The outdoor markets will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through to 1 p.m. while the hours of operation for the Christmas season markets were on the agenda for the executive to discuss. Thompson said there were some mixed opinions regarding the start times with some customers and vendors preferring an earlier 9 a.m. start compared with the traditional 10 a.m. opening. Another item that came up for discussion was a motion to increase table rental fees to keep pace with the marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasing advertising and promotion costs. The markets will continue to feature baked goods and other home prepared food products, bedding plants as well as fresh produce in season, home crafted items and other featured seasonal gifts. Charitable groups will again be provided with one table each Saturday to assist them with fundraising opportunities such as barbecues or sale of items to aid their cause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always looking for new vendors. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received four phone calls from potential newcomers and we expect our regular vendors will be back again this year,â&#x20AC;? Thompson added. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening day was not a good one in terms of weather conditions, but still nine vendors managed to open up and sell their products, Thompson said throughout the rest of the spring and summer, the number of vendors generally stayed steady at between 14 and 20 stalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have feature days, like Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Days, those will be scheduled as we move forward. But be assured, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there, rain, shine, wind or even snow because that might still be around this year,â&#x20AC;? Thompson said in conclusion.

Saskatchewan sets new jobs record in March There were 547,700 people working in Saskatchewan in March, an increase of 25,700 (4.9 per cent) over last March. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the strongest rate of employment growth in Canada and the most people ever working in Saskatchewan in the month of March. â&#x20AC;&#x153;March was cold this year in Saskatchewan but our job market was hot,â&#x20AC;? Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers show our Growth Plan is working and our government will keep making decisions that encourage job creation in Saskatchewan.â&#x20AC;? Saskatchewan had the lowest unemployment rate in Canada in March at 3.9 per cent (seasonally adjusted). Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well below the 7.2 per cent national unemployment rate. Reginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5 per cent was the lowest among all major cities and Saskatoonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unemployment rate of 4 per cent was the second lowest. Off-reserve Aboriginal employment was up by 2,200 (5.6 per cent) for the second month in a row of year-over-year increases, and Aboriginal unemployment dropped 1,600 for the

sixth month in a row of year-over-year declines. The aboriginal unemployment rate is now 12.2 per cent, down from 15.8 per cent a year ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is still more work to be done in closing the employment gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, but todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers show we are moving in the right direction,â&#x20AC;? Boyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jobs are tracking higher so far in 2013 which is an encouraging sign that the Saskatchewan economy will have another good year.â&#x20AC;? Other highlights include: â&#x20AC;˘ Full-time employment increased by 19,800 to a record high of 445,400 for the month of March. â&#x20AC;˘ Construction jobs were up 7,900 and agriculture jobs were up 7,600 year-over-year. â&#x20AC;˘ Saskatchewanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seasonally adjusted employment increased by 2,400 (0.4 per cent) from the previous month, with the second highest growth rate in the country.

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Assaults, disturbances and inebriated citizens fill out busy shifts for police On the night of March 28, Estevan Police Service (EPS) personnel spent several hours busily engaged in the process of arresting and protecting inebriated citizens. The night began with a 19-year-old driver being served with a 24-hour driving suspension following the results of a breathalyzer test. This was followed with an identical charge being levied against a 30-year-old male driver, but he ended up with additional charges for having open alcohol in his vehicle and for driving without consideration of others. He was also charged with being in possession of some marijuana. He now has a May 6 court date. Later that same evening, a 26-yearold man was arrested for being intoxicated in public after being found in the entranceway of a business in the central part of the city. He was lodged in cells until morning. EPS members then arrested a 23-yearold man who they also deemed to be intoxicated in a public place. He, too, was transported to police cells and lodged there until the following morning. On that same shift, EPS members were called to an establishment in the central part of the city regarding a disturbance, but the people involved in the incident had dispersed prior to police arrival. On the night of April 2, police determined that a domestic assault incident involving a mother and son required additional assistance from family services personnel. Police had followed up on a report of a dispute that had broken out between the two earlier that evening. EPS noted they have opened an investigation into the two incidents and no further details could be provided at this time.

Another domestic disturbance attracted police attention that same evening. This time the dispute involved a commonlaw couple. The matter remains under investigation. A group of unruly young people were escorted from the leisure centre that same night. The youth were advised not to return and no further action was required. Earlier in the day, a local business reported they had just discovered that one of their gas credit cards had gone missing and while checking back in their records, noted a large volume of fuel had been purchased with the card after it had been illegally taken. Police have opened up an investigation into the situation including scrutiny of video recordings from the service stations where the card was used. A local mobile home park manager reported to police that she had been threatened while she delivered a message to a park tenant that the rent was going to be raised. This matter remains under investigation. A theft of several large items from a residence on the north side of the city is being investigated by EPS members after they received a report of a break and enter on April 2. EPS members also attended to the scene at a local residence to follow up a report of a two-year-old boy being bitten in the face by a pit bull. The youngster received injuries to his cheek and around the eye. He was transported to hospital for further treatment and the dog was placed in quarantine while being checked out to ensure his vaccinations were up-to-date. On April 3, EPS members along with Fire Rescue Services personnel responded to an alarm in the south central part of the

Hit and run incident being investigated Members of the Estevan detachment of the RCMP are seeking information regarding a hit and run incident that occurred between 5:30 p.m. on March 21 and 6 a.m., March 22. Police said a truck parked in the parking lot of the Pop Inn Motel on Highway 39 was struck on the right rear fender by another vehicle sometime during that time frame. The truck belonged to one of the guests at the

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Estevan Mercury

Border protection services volumes also up on American side A recent release issued by the Seattle field office of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations confirmed the fact that traffic volume between Canada and the United States is increasing significantly in both pleasure and business categories. The Seattle field office accounts for 67 border crossings including those in North Dakota and Minnesota. The Seattle operations screened more than 25.5 million travellers during their past fiscal year which ran from Oct. 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012. The more than 25 million travellers were screened by 1,435 officers and 127 agriculture specialists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CBP discovered $2.2 million in unreported currency, seized more than 547 pounds of illegal drugs and more than 120,000 prohibited plants and animal products and made 1,381 arrests,â&#x20AC;? the report said. During the past fiscal year, 1.3 million commercial

trucks, 3.4 million cargo containers, 11.6 million automobiles, 15,664 trains, 22,982 international aircraft, and 30,514 vessels, ferries and pleasure craft arrived at ports covered by the Seattle field office teams. As with their counterparts on the Canadian side, the U.S. officers are dedicated to the job of â&#x20AC;&#x153;maintaining our nation's security while promoting the efficient movement of international trade and travel. That is a challenge we all face daily with great dedication, pride and integrity,â&#x20AC;? said Michele James, Seattle field office director. While facilitating the flow of more than 19.3 million foreign nationals into the United States through their field office ports, CBP officers also refused entry to more than 10,000 aliens who were deemed inadmissible including two Canadians who were intercepted at the Portal, N. D. crossing as stowaways aboard a railroad car. The report stated that technology has increasingly

Automated hunting, trapping and angling system online Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff has announced the new online hunting, trapping and angling licence (HAL) ordering system is now in operation. "Saskatchewan boasts some of North America's best hunting and fishing, enjoyed by residents and guests from around the world," Cheveldayoff said. "We're making it easier for people to access the necessary licences to enjoy these sports with the introduction of the online system. An online licensing system not only improves the experience for hunters and anglers who are contributing to our economy, but it allows the Ministry of Environment to

better monitor and manage wildlife resources within the province and ensure excellent sport opportunities for generations to come." "The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) recognizes that the new automated system transition will provide valuable opportunities in research and survey collection as well as increased enforcement and compliance measures which will be of great benefit to Saskatchewan's wildlife resources," SWF Executive director Darrell Crabbe said. As of April 1, all those looking to purchase an angling licence are able access the automated licensing system to establish an

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assisted the officers in detection and apprehension since the train the two were on had to pass through the CBP Xray imaging station. The two Canadians were taken into custody and due to conflicting identity documents in their possession, the CBP officers electronically recorded and compared their fingerprints in an integrated automated fingerprint identification system and discovered that both were subjects of felony warrants in Canada. The two were turned over to Canadian Border Services Agency officials and subsequently arrested by CP Railway Police. Most aliens, the U.S. report stated, are simply permitted to withdraw their application for entry, but the two Canadians on the train as well as 126 other aliens with significant criminal histories, were processed for expedited removal and returned to the country from which they entered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CBP officers and agriculture specialists screen all people, vehicles, conveyances and goods entering the U.S. While anti-terrorism is the primary mission, CBP enforces hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations resulting in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in many areas,â&#x20AC;? the release said. Other notable arrests made across the Seattle field office coverage area included a Calgary man who was attempting to export defence articles without a licence, a United States Air Force deserter of 40 years who was arrested near British Columbia and the now infamous Travis Baumgartner, the subject of a Canadian-wide manhunt after he was alleged to have been involved in an armoured-car robbery and triple murder at the University of Alberta. Baumgartner was taken into custody by the U.S. border agents when it was discovered his truck was bearing fictitious licence plates and $330,000 in cash. In 2012, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection services opened new port of entry facilities in Sarles, Hannah, Maida, Walhalla and Neche in North Dakota as well as at Del Bonita and Scobey in Montana. The new facilities replaced aging buildings that were more than 50 years old. New field offices had already opened in well-known border crossings near Noonan and Portal, N.D.

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The Art of Pencil Crayons Participants in this class will have the opportunity to learn the very basics of drawing with pencil crayons, using vibrant colours and shades. Participants will work from photographs for inspiration. WHEN: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 weeks) TIME: 6:30 - 8:30PM COST: $100/person (materials included) INSTRUCTOR: Kayla Hanson Call Karly @ 634-7644 to register!

Portrait Photography Participants in this class will have the opportunity to learn basic portrait techniques including the demonstration of using existing light, modifiers (reflectors) and some simple hardware store lights. Equipment will be supplied. WHEN: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 (2 weeks) TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm COST: $20/person (participants may provide their own camera) INSTRUCTOR: Brian Wright Call Karly @ 634-7644 to register!

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES City of Estevan

Equipment Operator - Swing Operator Permanent Full-Time • Operate and maintain heavy equipment such as: ƕ Compactor ƕ Grader ƕ Excavator / Backhoe • Maintain assigned tools and equipment • Complete logs, records, and reports

• Operate additional vehicles and equipment as required (skid steer, tandem trucks) • Relieve Sweeper Operator • Perform Labourer type tasks and duties as required

Education • Grade 12 or GED Equivalent • Valid Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement

Experience • 500 hours operating Heavy Equipment

Contact: Human Resources - City of Estevan 1102 Fourth Street • Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Ph: 306.634.1842 • Email: HR@estevan.ca

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SOUNDING OFF â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were a couple of incidents where I think a lot of the team was looking around saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the heck were these guys doing breaking rules and putting themselves ahead of the team?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We drove through the night and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t supposed to play the next day, but a guy got hurt. We played against the Indianapolis Ice. We won that night in front of 11,000 people and I was just hooked ever since.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Carlyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tyler Fleck on his first Central Hockey League game in 1999.

Members of the Estevan Eclipse and the Souris Valley Sioux watch the puck along the boards during an over-30 game at the Spring Bust tournament on Friday.

More teams, more fun for Strippers Hockey was played, aches were felt, beer was drunk, laughs were had and music was enjoyed at the 31st annual Estevan Strippers Spring Bust oldtimersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tournament on the weekend. It was the biggest tournament yet for the Strippers, with the addition of four womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams to fill out a full womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division of six teams. Tournament organizer Rick Rohatyn said that addition enriched the experience on and off the ice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been expanding the last couple of years, from 28 to 32 to 36 teams, and the only reason weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to do that is we expanded the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division up to six teams,â&#x20AC;? said Rohatyn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those four teams coming into town and joining our local teams really turned it into a success and really added to the cabarets this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I watched a few of their games just to see how good they were. They have fun out there. They were having a blast. The (Estevan) Wildcats were the class of the competition. They had a good game with Souris, Man., who were the second-best team. They all came here for the good times,â&#x20AC;? said Rohatyn. After continually growing in recent years, Rohatyn said the tournament canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any bigger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work. I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re maxed out. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re maxed out on ice time and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re maxed out on having any more teams,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very, very taxing on all of our hockey players.

Between running the clock and getting refreshments to the dressing rooms, writing scoresheets, making the programs. Every player has to contribute for it to be a successful tournament.â&#x20AC;? Rohatyn said the cabarets held Friday and Saturday at the Estevan Curling Club were â&#x20AC;&#x153;just boomingâ&#x20AC;? and that the crowds were the biggest the tournament had ever seen. He also noted that the officials in the tournament were given some rare praise for their work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a number of teams commenting on the quality of the officiating as being among the best theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen.â&#x20AC;? In the Century 21 first-place game, the Estevan Wildcats defeated the Souris Blue Ice 5-1. Amanda Minchin (2), Megan Wilhelm (2) and Hailey Senchuk scored for Estevan, while Nicole Therrien had the Blue Iceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lone goal. In the third-place game, the Oxbow Hot Dawgs beat the Allan Missconducts 8-3. Brandi Day (3), Jenna Jensen (2), Mary Hinz (2) and Sheena Warg had the Hot Dawgsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goals, while Ashley Weber, Cassidy Siebert and Kristen Karnundy scored for Allan. In the fifth-place game, the Swan Valley Extreme edged the Dauphin Dinos 6-5 in overtime. Brenna Falk scored her second of the game in overtime, with Cindy Lou and Brittney Staples also scoring twice. Lindsay Tabin netted two goals for Dauphin, while Kristen Porter, Allyson Warkentin and Kayla Hagenson also scored.

In the Sherritt Coal Division first-place game, the Avonlea Antiques earned a 5-2 win over the Estevan Flyers. Eugene Dielcrager (2), Steve Moon (2) and Jason Rogers scored for Avonlea, with Ron Coulter and Karry Biette replying for the Flyers. The Estevan Tap House Rookies won the third-place game with a 5-3 win over the Estevan Tower Wolves. Rob Hillier scored twice for the Rookies, with Evan Handley, Andrew Tait and Darcy Young adding singles. Jason Dutka, Brian Salaway and Tyler Olson responded for the Wolves. In the Einar/Rod Fagerheim Memorial Division firstplace game, the Estevan Choice Electrical Sharks lost 5-2 to the Moose Jaw Midwest Warriors. Kyle Grant (2), Brad McKeon (2) and Shayne Lewko supplied the Warriorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offence, while Scott Walton and Kevin Toombs scored for the Sharks. In the third-place game, the Regina Piranhas dumped the Alameda Red Army 7-2. Russ Schmidt, Russ Neumann and Eric Deutscher each scored a pair, with Scott Podruchny adding a single. In the Days Inn Division first-place game, the Estevan Vikings were defeated 7-4 by the Souris Valley Sioux. Chad Farr, Mike Sarada, Tom Copeland, Guy Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Heureux, Doug Martens, Chuck Haines and Ryan Siever scored for the Sioux. Shawn Madsen, Trevor Deichert, Nathan Johnson and Randy Renkas replied for the Vikings. â&#x2021;˘ B5

Bruins have nearly 40 applications for job Pierson: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The quality of resumes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received has been very positiveâ&#x20AC;? Less than two weeks into their search for a new head coach and general manager, the Estevan Bruins have received nearly 40 applications for the position. The bulk of those came quickly. In the first week after relieving Keith Cassidy of his duties on March 28, the team had collected about 30 applications. The deadline to apply is April 26. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not just the number of resumes, the quality of resumes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received has been very, very positive,â&#x20AC;? Bruins president Jeff Pierson said Thursday. The field of candidates represents a wide variety of backgrounds, with prospective coaches coming from several different levels of hockey.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have at least one WHL assistant coach, one CIS assistant coach, head coaches from other junior leagues, a couple of American coaches, one Austrian coach. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been crazy that way. This is just a week in,â&#x20AC;? Pierson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each one has a bit of a different take on things. I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough different variations out there that it gives you a lot to look at. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give us a lot of variations to look at to make sure weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting the right individual.â&#x20AC;? Pierson said the new person would need to be in place no later than June 1, or, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in a perfect world, a couple of weeks earlier than that.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because player cards are issued in late May or early June, allowing teams to begin signing prospects.

Jeff Pierson â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leading up to the cutoff, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of short-listing (already). By the time the deadline (comes), you should be ready to interview. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be exciting,â&#x20AC;? Pierson said. The president noted that the executive may also

contact others who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t applied if they feel the person would be a good fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rule that out at all. As it goes on and we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard from a particular individual we thought would apply or might be

interested, definitely thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a phone call worth making. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big deal, so I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at every different avenue to find the right person. If that means approaching someone that hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approached us, absolutely. We owe it to the hockey club to do that,â&#x20AC;? Pierson said. Of the current group of applicants, Pierson said â&#x20AC;&#x153;a good third of themâ&#x20AC;? are coaches the executive would seriously consider hiring. He added that some of them might make good assistant coaches, a position the team also must fill after Cole Zahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to step back to spend time with his family and work at his other job. Two years ago, when they eventually hired Cassidy, the team had roughly 40 applicants.

Pierson said the list this time includes lots of people who did not apply in 2011. He added that the lustre of Spectra Place has not worn off in that respect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the difference between now and then is, the first go-around, we hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been in the new building yet, nor had we at that point even seen the new dressing room because it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t built. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now the word is definitely out about Estevan, the rink we have, the dressing room facilities, and that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a fairly stable club financially. I think it just makes it that much more appealing to apply here. We have one of the nicest Junior A rinks in Canada and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say the same about our dressing room, so that certainly helps our case.â&#x20AC;?


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Fleck at peace with decision to retire Tyler Fleck fell in love with Oklahoma City and 14 years later, he’s there to stay. The 34-year-old Carlyle native announced his retirement from pro hockey last month after playing 773 games in the Central Hockey League. Of those games, 545 were played with the Oklahoma City Blazers. Even after the Blazers folded in 2009, and through stints with the Missouri Mavericks and the Tulsa Oilers, Fleck continued to reside in OKC with his wife Melissa and daughter Taryn. Fleck still recalls fondly his first professional hockey game. He headed south after his Bruins team lost to the Melville Millionaires in the 1999 playoffs. “I didn’t know anything about Oklahoma City, the CHL, the Blazers or anything. We drove through the night and I wasn’t supposed to play the next day, but a guy got hurt. We played against the Indianapolis Ice. We won that night in front of 11,000 people and I was just hooked ever since,” Fleck said. “At that time, we were the only ticket in town and people thought we were the show. That was a very good feeling and a great thing to be a part of.” An even greater thing to be part of for Fleck was the CHL championship team he played on in his first full season in the league. Fleck had 12 points in 55 games that year, along with 166 penalty minutes. He also had two points in 13 playoff games. “Winning a champion-

Tulsa Oilers defenceman Tyler Fleck chips the puck away from a member of the Wichita Thunder during a Central Hockey League game in February. (Photo by Johnna Raymond) ship, that was probably the highlight of my career,” said Fleck, who was also a two-time all-star. In 2009, Fleck was also honoured as the first and only CHL player to date to receive the N. Thomas Berry Commitment Cup, a league builder’s award, which is normally reserved for management and front office personnel. “It was special to be the first player ever to win that award,” he said. Not many players can hang on in minor pro for 14 years, which is reflected in the fact that Fleck played the second-most games in CHL history. He said his longevity is due in part to the fact that he loved playing in Oklahoma. “I think being kind of a staple here in Oklahoma City, playing with

the Blazers for 10 years, I developed an attachment to the Blazers and Oklahoma City much like I did in Estevan, playing there for four years. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the core they wanted to keep around for a lot of years. That’s definitely part of it; I think once a player starts bouncing around every couple of years with new teams, moving their family around … that’s what’s tough about minor pro, and I didn’t really have to go through that.” Fleck also managed to avoid injuries for the most part, aside from a shoulder injury in 2009-10. “I’m really fortunate that I haven’t been plagued by a whole lot of injuries. That’s the biggest thing. I thought a few years ago I was going to retire after I

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blew my shoulder out, but I came back and played again, and stayed healthy after that. “This last year was a rough one on me. I played 25 games with a broken hand, and I got a high ankle sprain seven games into the regular season. I probably came back too early, but we were hurting on the back end.” Still, Fleck’s style of play — Oilers owner Jeff Lund called him the grittiest player ever to suit up for Tulsa — took its toll. “I’ve been playing pro for 14 years and it’s been a good run, but the body isn’t what it used to be, that’s

for sure. You get up in the morning and the shoulders are a little stiffer,” Fleck said. “My daughter is turning nine and it feels like I’ve been gone forever. I want to spend more time with family,” he added. “(OKC) is home base and I was missing the family a lot and I think it’s time to move on with the next stage of my life.” That next stage is actually in full flight, in the form of Hard Nosed Apparel, a specialty jersey company he and his wife have operated for a couple of years. “We do a lot of mer-

chandise for CHL teams and specialty jerseys for them. I think that’s going to be what I’ll probably end up doing, unless the right coaching job comes along,” said Fleck. “Every team in minor hockey now has numerous specialty jersey nights, breast cancer nights or military nights, and they auction them off to support different charities or funds,” Fleck explained. “There’s a huge market for it. We manufactured all Wichita’s jerseys this year and it was weird playing them, with them wearing my jerseys.” Fleck plans to work from home full-time with the jersey business. His annual summer hockey school in Estevan will also continue. “That’s kind of my pride and joy. That school keeps me attached to Estevan and everybody around there.” Although Fleck has plenty of reasons to hang up the skates, he’s not pretending that he won’t miss it. “The night I retired, we looked back through some of the old albums. It’s kinda sad to see the years go by. The whole run’s been a highlight. It really has. It wasn’t myself, really, that made those years great, it was the guys I played with. “That’s what I’m going to miss the most, when the next season comes around, and I’m not in the locker room.”

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Zahn steps down as Bruinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; assistant Ex-coach will still be involved as scout Cole Zahn may be stepping away from the bench, but he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leaving the Estevan Bruins. After serving as the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant coach the last two years under Keith Cassidy, Zahn is scaling back his duties due to a young family and responsibilities with his other job. Zahn and his wife, Brittany, had a daughter last July and he wants to spend more time with his family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I talked to the executive just after Christmas. It just got to be too much, obviously with having a smaller child, being away from her really took its toll,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now my main focus is taking care of my family and making sure my daughter grows up and knows who her dad is. I want to be around and spend as much time with her as I can.â&#x20AC;? Hired in May 2011, shortly after Cassidy, Zahn is staying in Estevan and still wants to be actively involved with the Bruins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a good talk with Keith right around Christmas and said Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to stay with the team in some kind of scouting role. The organization has done a lot of good things for me and my family. Just giving me a chance to come down here and be a coach was huge, and I wanted to give back to them if I could.â&#x20AC;? Zahn said he will primarily scout players in southern Saskatchewan and the United States, but will also branch out to tournaments in Alberta and Manitoba. He noted that it was an easy decision to stay in Estevan, despite no longer being behind the bench. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city has treated me and my family with nothing but respect. There are great people around here and Estevanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opened their town to us. Another big thing is obviously both myself and Brittany have very good jobs down here, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something we want to stay in for a long time.â&#x20AC;? In summing up his two seasons, Zahn said he was satisfied with the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results in 2011-12, but made no bones about the issues this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going back to last season, I thought we did fairly well as a team, coming in

Cole Zahn and rebuilding. Obviously, coming in with the help of Rick Oakes, I thought he did a fantastic job recruiting guys and getting guys down here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looking at (this) season, I thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have a very good team and things just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pan out with injuries and guys leaving, and there were some other factors that just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pan out. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way some hockey seasons go. It was a little

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gether, but I think there were a couple of players that put themselves in front of the team. There were a couple of incidents where I think a lot of the team was looking around saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the heck were these guys doing breaking rules and putting themselves ahead of the team?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Zahn reflected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the leadership group has gotta settle that down, they gotta step in and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here for one reason, to win a championship, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not here for that, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want you here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Zahn has a long history with Cassidy. Aside from being an assistant to him for two years in Estevan and three years with the Selkirk Steelers, he also played under Cassidy for two seasons in Selkirk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From my point of view, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good friend and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a (crappy) situation to be in. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known each other for quite awhile, and to see a guy like him get let go, it was tough on me, but at the same time, that happens in the hockey world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He does a heck of a job with the younger guys, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great technical coach and I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to land on his feet and land in a real good job. Any organization would be fortunate to have a guy like him as their coach.â&#x20AC;? Although heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking a time-out from the coaching ranks, Zahn has plans to return to the bench at some point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely in the back of my mind right now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still something I love to do. I love working with the young kids. Hockeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge passion of mine. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to let that go and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m staying around scouting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coaching still interests me, but at this point in my life, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t commit that time right now.â&#x20AC;?

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Hookenson satisfied with final midget year Although his team missed the playoffs, Edwin Hookensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final season of midget AAA hockey was rewarding in other ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a bit of a struggle of a year, not winning many games, but our team was good to be a part of still,â&#x20AC;? said the Lampman defenceman, who captained the Swift Current Legionnaires this past season while potting seven goals and 30 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played quite a few minutes. We went through a stretch with only five defencemen and I was playing over half the game. Specialty teams, I played a lot of minutes on those. I was given every opportunity I couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve wanted, basically.â&#x20AC;? The next opportunity for Hookenson will come with the Estevan Bruins. The offensive rearguard is considered the Bruinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top defence prospect and is a virtual lock to make the club this fall. One encouraging step in Hookensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development came when he was named captain of the Legionnaires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was great. I was a captain in peewee, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great honour to have those guys look up to you like that and know they think of you as a leader on the team. You make sure the way youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always acting is a way the other guys will take after, because I was their guy with experience there, and I could show them how to play in that league.â&#x20AC;? Hookenson played three games with the Bruins this season as a call-up, and he said he learned a lot from another captain, Bruins defenceman Connor Milligan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You watch Connor Milligan, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so calm and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident in himself. He stays calm and he just gives 100

Edwin Hookenson per cent effort all the time. You see that and it makes you always want to play the way he does and put in the effort he does.â&#x20AC;? Hookenson said that although he was counted on to

lead his teammates, he still learned some things this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My coach really tried to work with us on defensive positioning in our end and even though I was trying to be offensive, I worked a little more on making sure I was always back in our end. Our team spent a lot of time in the defensive zone. I really tried to work on limiting other teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; space and always being in the right position,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hookenson said his time with the Bruins helped him get used to the level heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing at next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great experience. Stepping up to that level and playing with those older guys that really have experience, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to see the league Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be playing in the next couple of years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big step up from midget. Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older and bigger and stronger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going into it, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know what to expect at the junior level, but next season Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be like and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come as such a shock.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not expecting his offensive success in midget to translate to the SJHL right away, but Hookenson is optimistic that he can contribute as a rookie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully I can play, not a real flashy role, but a fairly solid role. I am more of an offensive defenceman, not really known for the major physical play, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not expecting to come in and put up a bunch of numbers either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lucky, getting to play some power play time, in midget thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kinda where I had the most success. I try to play a pretty smart game with good passes out of my end and hopefully Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll set up guys for some chances in the offensive end.â&#x20AC;?

Turnbull drives late model in Nebraska races Tyson Turnbull is discovering that yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series champion. He got me back modified racing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only kind he and then before I knew it, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d dropped can succeed at. five or six spots. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just how it is The Estevan driver tried his hand in the late models. You can do that in a at late model racing for the second time mod and maybe lose a spot, but you do this winter on the weekend, and he was that in the late models and it bites you satisfied with his results. hard,â&#x20AC;? Turnbull said. Turnbull raced Friday and Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was happy with it. Things didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, work out perfect, and if everything Neb., placing 13th and 17th, respectively, wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone right and I was really in the features. on my game, I probably couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been On Friday, Turnbull began the night top five.â&#x20AC;? with a third-place finish in his heat, in a Turnbull had previously driven a field of nine. late model for three nights in Arizona That qualified him to go straight to in January. the feature, where he started seventh but â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had the itch after that. I came slipped back to 13th. home and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Man, I want to race On Saturday, Turnbull was second this thing again,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; so I got looking at in his heat and again advanced directly schedules for the series in the States to the feature, where he started in ninth and found one reasonably close. It was position. a really nice track. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a beautiful track He was the only Canadian in the theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got down there. Estevan driver Tyson Turnbull switched from his customary modified to a late model field either night. Turnbull said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considering Turnbull was expecting to have to for two races in Greenwood, Neb., on the weekend. (File Photo) heading to a few more late model races grind his way through the B-mains to this summer, while also driving his mod reach the feature, but that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the case. at Estevan Motor Speedway. full of these guys, not guys like me. I hope drive them. The biggest thing is they like to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really learning a lot and to make I can just keep up in the heat races,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but it be driven harder. Everything works better. Turnbull also tried out snowmobile racit into the features through the heat races went good.â&#x20AC;? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not real forgiving though, you really ing over the winter, attending a competition both nights, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect that in a field in Deadwood, S.D. Turnbull said that although there arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to drive them hard. of 50 cars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kinda ran at the back. It was a late race a lot of differences between racing mods and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The minute you decide to take a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking at that, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking at late models, letting off the wheel for even a breather, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when they bite you, when you and I was in over my head. I was expecting all these guys in the pits and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking, moment can be costly. start relaxing and not getting right up on the (that). I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have real high expectations, so â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, the A main is going to be stacked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re similar in the way you gotta wheel. I was in the top 10 and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d passed last I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have my feelings hurt,â&#x20AC;? he laughed.

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Bruins must focus on character recruits I thought Cole Zahn knocked it out of the park on Monday with his comments about the off-ice issues that plagued the Estevan Bruins this past season. I had called Zahn for an interview about him resigning as the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant coach to focus on his family. At some point, the topic turned to the past season and what had gone wrong. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a question Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked of several people, but Zahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer provided by far the most clarity. He began by saying he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel some of the players were here â&#x20AC;&#x153;for the right reasons.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty powerful statement in itself, but that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to lump the group together, but I think there were a couple of players that put themselves

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out in front of the team. There were a couple of incidents where I think a lot of the team was looking around saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What the heck were these guys doing breaking rules and putting themselves ahead of the team?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Zahn continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the leadership group has gotta settle that down, they gotta step in and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here for one reason, to win a championship, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not here for that, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want you here.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? A lot of people wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised by Zahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad he came out and said it. One such incident this

past season came the night before a crucial game in Weyburn on Feb. 23. If the Bruins won that contest, they still would have had a good shot at getting home ice in the survivor series. The night before, five players went to a party in Alameda until the wee hours of the morning. All five players were scratched against the Red Wings and the Bruins lost 4-3, ending any hope of getting home ice advantage against Kindersley. Boys will be boys, and hockey players will be hockey players. No one expects them to keep their nose completely out of trouble. But a party the night before what was, at that point, the biggest game of the season? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s precisely putting

yourself ahead of the team. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become a bit of a clichĂŠ to say that teams are looking for character above talent when it comes to recruiting in the summer. But in this case, the Bruins have to. This team has had more than its share of off-ice incidents and character issues in recent years. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a club that has won just one game beyond the survivor series since 2007. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. But this much is clear: the Bruins must focus on bringing in players who will put the team first. Speaking of Zahn, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll remain with the Bruins as a scout. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an asset to the organization over the last

two years and I believe he will make a good head coach one day. *** It looks like baseball in Estevan will take a hit this summer. Estevan Minor Baseball president Kent Phillips said Monday that there will be no peewee AA or mosquito AA teams this year. It also looks as if there will be no senior team in the Saskota Baseball League this summer unless more players show interest and someone steps up to manage the team. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to maintain a strong, stable minor ball system when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a team at every level. With the success last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peewee AA team had at provincials on home turf, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too bad that

Estevanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best players wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to play at a high level. And, as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in senior hockey, once a team takes a year off, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to get it together again. Some guys have families, some have job commitments, some move away and some just find that they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play the game consistently anymore. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping enough people step up to make the Tower Wolves viable this season. Contact Josh Lewis at 634-2654 or sports@estevanmercury.ca. Regardless of what Zahn said, Avs goalie J-S Giguere had the best comment of the week: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some guys care more about their trip to Vegas at the end of the season than playing the games.â&#x20AC;? Oof.

Strippers stage 31st event No peewee AA baseball team B1 â&#x2021; In the third-place game, the Carlyle PureChem Hawks edged the Woodley Whites 3-2. Arie Schemel, John Fleury and Glen Claybo tallied for the Hawks, with Chris Fleck scoring both goals for the Whites. In the Tap House Division first-place game, the Regina Nordics defeated the Carnduff Chiefs 8-3. Paul Marsh and Curtis Kerr each scored twice for the Nordics, with Scott Weaver, Jason Lipon, Doug Trapp and Jerrit Senfit adding singles. Josh Dobbyn, Ed McMillan and Darren Hubbard replied for the Chiefs. The Estevan Baxter Cougars defeated the Estevan Eclipse 7-2 in the third-place game. Ryan Krienke (2), Cory Semeniuk, Brad Wilhelm, Darren Pushie, Murray Cowan and Trevor McNabb scored for the Cougars. Rob Geisel scored twice for the Eclipse. In the Preston Meyer Memorial Division first-place game, the Weyburn Thrashers routed the Lumsden Rockers 8-2. Boyd Dennis had a hat trick for the Thrashers, Brant Sheasby scored twice and Brad Scharnatta, Christian Cote and Boyd Forseth also scored. The Regina Blackouts doubled up the Oxbow Coyotes 8-4 in the third-place game. Jerry Senko and Brad Ritz each scored twice for the Blackouts, with George Jakeman, Jordan Ignatiuk, Stacey Schill and Kevin Carlston adding singles. Riley Brown (2), Richard Lamontagne and Rick Erich

scored for the Coyotes. On the 45-and over side, the Weyburn Ambassadors triumphed over the Fillmore Silver Foxes 4-1 in the first-place game. Lyle Ballard, Greg Happ, Mike Melanson and Jim Paul scored for Weyburn, while Brian Bachman had the Foxesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone goal. The Estevan Viking 45s doubled up the Estevan Capitals in the third-place game. Jim Larter dominated for the Vikings with five goals, while Keith Hamilton, Brent Hoffos and Terry Rohatyn also scored. Ken Grocholski (2), Bob Lausch and Darwin Beahm supplied the Capitalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offence. In the fifth-place game, the Indian Head Saints blanked the Brandon North 40 in a low-scoring 2-0 win. Ron Konanz and Shawn Meehan scored for Indian Head. In the Bill Dutton Division, the Regina Slow Shots dumped the Carson Wings 6-1 in the 1 vs. 4 game. Bob Faris had a hat trick for the Slow Shots, with Ray Unger, Bob Aulie and Don Duperreault adding singles. Dave Renard scored for the Wings. In the 2 vs. 3 game, the Yorkton Old Relics bested the Estevan Tower Wolves 45s 6-3. Mel Puritch (2), Ward Krasowski, Greg Bjola, Rick Jasper and Glen Lapointe scored for Yorkton, with Gilroy Sjodin (2) and Al Dukart replying for the Wolves. Next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tournament will take place April 2-6.

in Estevan this year It appears Estevan Minor Baseball has hit the low point of the cycle in terms of enrolment at the AA level. Unless someone steps forward quickly to coach, there will be no peewee AA team this year for the first time in recent memory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody wants to commit to coaching, therefore thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nowhere for those kids to play this year other than house ball,â&#x20AC;? said minor ball president Kent Phillips. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too bad. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been a team in peewee as long as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been involved, which is 15 years.â&#x20AC;? For the second straight year, there will also be no mosquito AA team, leaving bantam as the only age group with a AA club. Phillips is back to coach that team, which won provincials last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have lots in midget, but numbers are down in bantam and peewee. The numbers are starting to come back up in mosquito. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think three or four years from now, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be good again when the numbers correct themselves,â&#x20AC;? Phillips said. He added that there may not be a bantam house team, depending on how many players he keeps for the AA squad. Bantam AA tryouts began last night at the leisure centre.

In other news, an all-Estevan coaching staff has been selected for the Southeast Legacy Twins, the midget AAA club representing southeast Saskatchewan. The group includes Dave Odgers, Brad Orsted, Joe Lingelbach and Rick Lafrentz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All four of the dads have been coaches through our minor ball program through the course of their older kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; playing time,â&#x20AC;? said Phillips. All four have kids entering their final year of midget: Tanner Odgers, Austin Orsted, Jolan Lingelbach and Lucas Lafrentz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think Dave will be the head coach, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll divvy up a lot of the responsibilities among the four of them,â&#x20AC;? Phillips said. EMB had considered also fielding a midget AA team, but Phillips said the Saskatchewan Prairie Baseball Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early deadline for team commitments wreaked havoc with that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough of a quick response back for AA. The league wants to know by the start of February what your intentions are. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough positive feedback by then to commit to a season. Had they not wanted to know that soon, I think we probably couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a team, but hockey was still going and we only had six or seven,â&#x20AC;? said Phillips.

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Sexual assault awareness week recognized Estevan Police have revealed some alarming numbers for this southeast community, prompting Envision Counselling and Support Centre to publicize the local realities of sexual assault. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Between June 2011 to June 2012, sexual assault in the city has increased by 156 per cent. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three times higher in just one year,â&#x20AC;? said Sheena Wock, Outreach co-ordinator at Envision Counselling and Support Centre. Wock says Envision is highlighting these numbers and others during Sexual Assault Awareness Week in Saskatchewan, which runs from April 8 to 12. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raising awareness and educating the public around sexual assaults is the key to creating a safer community,â&#x20AC;? she said. Sexual assault includes using physical force, emotional bargaining, blackmail or mind games to force sexual intercourse, fondling, kissing, or any other sexual contact. If it is against someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will, it is against the law. In Canada, a

woman is forced into sexual intercourse every 17 minutes and sexually assaulted in many other ways every six minutes. During Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Envision hopes to bring awareness and information to Southeast Saskatchewan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The economic boom in the southeast has created ideal conditions for sexual assault,â&#x20AC;? said Wock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are new men in the community who have extra income to spend at drinking establishments, and many of these men have no stable home life. These two factors increase the risk for sexual assault. If you look at the numbers, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re showing us that sexual assault is a real concern here in the southeast.â&#x20AC;? Wock also introduced Statistics Canada numbers showing that violence against women in Saskatchewan is double the national rate. The report, which looks at 2011 numbers, found police reported 11,294 female victims of crime in Saskatchewan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women are suffering violence at a rate of 2,681 per

Do you remember? TEN YEARS AGO: Thanks to some additional moisture during the past week, the three reservoirs in southeast Saskatchewan were expected to fill up this spring, according to the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority. More than 25 centimetres of snow was dumped in this area, resulting in more water flowing into the reservoirs at Boundary Dam, Rafferty Dam and Alameda Dam. The presentation of life memberships and service pins highlighted the annual Vimy Ridge ceremonies on April 5 at the Estevan Legion Memorial Hall. The recipients of the life memberships were Art Matte and Bert Hahn, while Sandra McGillicky was presented a Certificate of Merit for her many years of dedicated service to the Legion. Service pins recognized both ordinary and associate members for their many years of Legion membership with Stanley

Rivett receiving a 55-year life pin and Louis Boey and Eli Blomberg receiving the 50-year life pin and also Golden Anniversary Medals. Local hockey fans received a unique glimpse into the Detroit Red Wings organization on March 29 at the Estevan Bruins sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland was one of the featured speakers at the annual event, and he used the majority of his time on the podium to share some interesting stories about the team and some of the stars in Detroit. TWENTY YEARS AGO: Michael Lau, president of AgriValu Technologies Corp., speaking to The Mercury from his Winnipeg office, said his company was steadily working toward a spring construction start-up date for a plant in Estevan. He said that the company had construction and start-

up funding for the plant in place, and that tenders for the project had been issued. A Splash-Off held the afternoon of April 3 at the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre saw three teams competing at the event that raised $2,489 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The top team of Trudy Kvamme, Kenda Brooks, Erin Walton and Scott Walton raised $1,422 to earn a trip to the provincial Splash-Off being held May 1 and 2 in North Battleford. Top individual local fundraiser was Erin Walton who collected $727. At the annual Vimy Night celebration held at the Bienfait Legion on April 2, a life membership was presented to Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Auxiliary member Ann Jardine in recognition of her 34 years of service. Also during the evening, the Bienfait Legion, as it had done in past years, made a number of financial contributions to local organizations. A

$20,000 donation was made to the swimming club to be used toward renovations at the indoor pool, $5,000 to the Bienfait Memorial Arena and $5,000 to the Bienfait Curling Club. The auxiliary also presented Legion president Garry Hammett with a $1,000 cheque to be used toward hall expenses. THIRTY YEARS AGO: Cablenet, the cable television provider in Estevan, was looking at ways to improve the quality of programming on its community channel and the company took the first step this week by appointing

100,000, and the national rate is just 1,207 per 100,000 - less than half of what was reported in Saskatchewan,â&#x20AC;? said Wock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women are at risk here, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping the community can become more aware of it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In most cases, sexual assault is committed by someone acquainted with the victim - a slight acquaintance, a date, neighbour, old boyfriend, relative, employer, or landlord. It is rare that a woman is raped by a complete stranger,â&#x20AC;? said Wock. Throughout the week Envision will be distributing information about sexual violence through ads on local television stations and setting up awareness booths in Weyburn, Estevan and Carlyle. For those looking for further information about sexual assault or would like to speak to a counsellor, please call Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc. at 637-4004 Estevan or 1-800-214-7083 (24-Hour Abuse/Sexual Assault Line).

a seven-member advisory committee to assist them in doing this. Those selected to the committee were Gary Breckenridge of the South East Community College; Ron Samoluk, school teacher; Pastor Bob Peters, Estevan Ministerial Association; Greg Salmers, Estevan librarian; Marvin Wickstrom, city recreation director; Art Lord, Saskatchewan Culture and Recreation; and Wendy Wenaas, Estevan Comprehensive School Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Representative Council. One of the responsibilities of the committee was to prepare a written submission containing ideas and

improvements and to submit it to Cablenetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head office. Both the Estevan Public School Division No. 95 and the Estevan Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 27 set their mill rates on April 11, with both boards raising the rate to 64.5 - an increase of seven mills. Elizabeth Wilkinson, Estevanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest resident, died on April 5. She was 105 years of age. Ron Gallaway of Estevan was elected to the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan. He would be representing the Moosomin-Estevan district.

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The 45-year members were awarded pins during the Estevan Legion Branch No. 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vimy Night. From left are Joe Gervais, Ken Turner and John New.

Service pins awarded at Vimy Night Local Legion members were honoured with service pins as the branch celebrated Vimy Night on the weekend. Vimy Ridge Day is officially April 9 each year to mark the attack that began that day and lasted until April 12. About 60 people attended the affair at the Estevan Legion Memorial Hall on April 6. Legion president Troy LeBlanc presided over the event, distributing the service pins to those who attended. Service pins were handed out to members with memberships of all kinds. Fifteen-year pins were given to Ken Maley, Ronald Maley, Doug Sands, Darlene Rieland, life member Gerald Kolke and Roger Slager. Twenty-year pins were awarded to David Wanner, Patricia Shaw, Bonnie Anne Bachorcik, Grant Brinkworth, Larry Stubel and ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; auxiliary member Irene Weinrauch. Twenty-five-year pins went to life member Lyle Dukart, Ronald Schlapkohl and ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; auxiliary member Marlene Grube. Thirty-year pins were handed to P.R. Schmunk,

Estevan City councilor Dennis Moore spoke briefly at the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vimy Night supper on Saturday night, thanking the local club for their service.

Wayne Ross, Marjorie Fowler, life member Audrey Loustel and ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; auxiliary member Velma McDowell. Regina Rooks was the lone recipient of the 35-year service pin. Larry Preddy, T. A. McDonald, Lorne Densley, J.K. Borschowa and ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; auxiliary member Eileen Rosner received pins for their 40 years of membership. Forty-five years of service were recognized for life member Joseph Gervais, Kenneth Turner, John New and ladies auxiliary member Marlene Hayward. A 50-year service pin was awarded to Thomas Cundall, who was present with family. A 55-year pin went to Erling Rothe. The Battle of Vimy Ridge is of significance because of the scale and involvement of Canadian Armed Forces. It involved 100,000 soldiers and resulted in more than 10,000 casualties, about a third of whom were killed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is considered of considerable significance to Canada. It was the first instance in which all four Canadian divisions, made up of troops drawn from all parts

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Thomas Cundall received the 50-year service pin from the Estevan Legion Branch No. 60 during their Vimy Night celebrations at the Memorial Hall April 6.

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Estevan Mercury

Big bake off contest North Portal happenings ahead for Bienfait Legion By Betty Baniulis North Portal Correspondent

How would like to have the bragging rights and maybe a trophy or ribbon to confirm the fact that you bake the best bread, pie, cake or cinnamon buns in southeast Saskatchewan? Well, it can be done simply by entering your baked product or products in the first-ever Bienfait Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 169 Baking Contest. The actual judging of the various delicious goods will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the Bienfait Legion and their members have also conscripted the assistance of the Estevan Legion where entry forms can be picked up as well as at the Bienfait Town Office and the Bienfait Legion. Ron Joss who is co-ordinating the event for the Legion, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I helped organize a baking contest for the arena here in Bienfait a couple of years ago and we had 75 entries, so I'm expecting even more for this one.â&#x20AC;? Proceeds for this bake-off will be directed toward the Bienfait Legion and the many community projects they support

each year. To provide a little added incentive, Joss said the first 100 people entering the contest receives one kilogram of flour to assist them with their baking adventure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's open to everyone in all baking categories and all ages. A one-year-old can enter if they wish,â&#x20AC;? he said with a laugh. In other words, it's meant to be fun ... but also some serious fun, because some cooks take their baking prowess seriously ... while others ... not so much. Joss's advice to potential entrants is to simply have fun, bake up their best and take it down to the Bienfait Legion Hall on Main Street between noon and 4 p.m. on any regular weekday prior to the day of judging. The wrap up for the contest will include a big spaghetti feed at the Legion. Joss is currently recruiting a team of qualified, capable judges who will be assessing the baked goods that will probably be slated into various product categories. As well, the entrants will be placed in senior or junior classifications.

Loiselle and Janovsky specialize in popular musical classics Henri Loiselle and Martin Janovsky are combining their musical talents for a special Stars for Saskatchewan appearance in Estevan on Friday, April 12 in St. Paul's United Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. The two move freely from Broadway show tunes to music from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The two present a show that is as diverse as it is unique. Loiselle's bass-baritone voice takes audiences on a musical journey with familiar songs such as Tennessee Waltz, It's Now or Never and Wonderful World as well as Leonard Cohen's signature

song Hallelujah or If I Were A Rich Man, from Fiddler on the Roof. Janovsky's virtuoso keeps the audience spellbound with renditions of his favourite compositions such as Hood On Classics, Twelfth Street Rag or Music Box Dancer, a signature piece from Frank Mills' collection. The two men have enjoyed successful individual careers and their joy in performing together is evident to the audience and is displayed through their musical camaraderie. Loiselle is known for his musical interpretations,

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interaction with audiences and relaxed stage presence. Janovsky accompanies Loiselle on piano and his virtuosity comes forward with his special brand of humour and connection with the audience. The performance in Estevan is made possible with the assistance of the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Estevan. Tickets for the performance are available at Henders Drugs in downtown Estevan or at the door.

Sympathy from the community is extended to Jim and Lynda Dunbar and son C.J. on the passing of Lynda's mother, Ruby Hutton at Weyburn the morning of Easter Sunday. Her funeral

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was held at the Free Methodist Church in Weyburn on April 4 with a very large crowd attending. Clayton and Lorna Story and granddaughter Jayda, Kay Wood, Betty Baniulis, Ross and Jan Dunbar, and Bonnie Pukas all attended Ruby Hutton's funeral service in Weyburn on April 4.

Visiting for a week with Rev. Brenna Nickel were her parents, Ken and Denise Nickel from New Jersey. They flew back home from Minot, N.D. on Monday. Ross and Jan Dunbar celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 6 at their home with family and friends.

Wednesday, April 10: â&#x20AC;˘ Day of Pink 2013 - March Against Bullying starts 1:30 p.m. Estevan Courthouse. Friday, April 12: â&#x20AC;˘ Estevan Arts Council, Stars for Saskatchewan present - Henri Loiselle and Martin Janovsky Broadway Show Tunes - St. Paul's

United Church - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13: â&#x20AC;˘ Estevan 6th Group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Adventurers - Bottle Drive - 9 a.m. to Noon - Please leave bottles/cans on doorstep. â&#x20AC;˘ Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan presents - The Gold Bracelet - Orpheum Theatre - 2 p.m. Free Film & Snacks. Monday, April 15: â&#x20AC;˘ Estevan MS Support Group Meeting - Room A, Estevan Public Library - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Beware potholes and the damage they do If you are hitting the highway or urban streets this spring thaw, there is a very good chance that your vehicle will strike a serious pothole, cautions Fountain Tire. Defensive driving remains the best way to avoid costly front-end damage to suspension systems, rims and tires that can result from hitting a deep pothole. Here are some common sense tips from Fountain Tire for motorists who want to avoid or minimize the perils posed by potholes this spring thaw: â&#x20AC;˘ Slow down. Hitting a pothole at higher speeds increases the potential for damage and loss of control of your vehicle. â&#x20AC;˘ Look ahead. Watch for potholes by leaving plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. This provides more time to safely steer around the road cavity. Before avoiding a pothole, always check that the way is clear. â&#x20AC;˘ Ensure your tires are inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation. An underinflated tire provides less cushion against a jarring impact and increases the chances of wheel, tire and suspension system damage. (The recommended air pressure is listed in your vehicle manual and on your vehicle placard, which is commonly located on one of the inside door posts, or inside the glove compartment or fuel door.) â&#x20AC;˘ Watch out for pools of water in the roadway and, when possible, avoid driving through them. An innocentlooking puddle can disguise a deep and dangerous pothole. Driving through a pool of water at speed can also

in the asphalt and then freezes, expanding in the cracks. Meanwhile, the frost in the ground pushes up, weakening the asphalt. This then causes the asphalt to break away in chunks and forms the pothole. Tips for detecting warning signs of damage: â&#x20AC;˘ Pothole-related damage to suspension and steering systems can include: an unusually harsh or bouncy ride; vehicle oscillation or swaying while turning and, in extreme cases, loss of control. â&#x20AC;˘ Symptoms of wheel alignment problems are uneven tire wear; handling problems, such as "pulling" in one direction instead of maintaining a straight path or harsh vibration. Poor alignment also increases fuel consumption, shortens the lifespan of tires and hampers reliable handling. â&#x20AC;˘ Potholes can also cause visible dents in the rim and bulges or blisters on tire sidewalls.

cause hydro-planning. â&#x20AC;˘ Do not brake when striking a pothole. Braking shifts weight to the front end, causing a harder, more jarring impact. Also, grip the steering wheel tightly. Hard impacts can jolt the steering wheel out of your hands and cause loss of control. Potholes form when snow and ice melts into cracks

Ready to own a business? Business in the southeast continues to thrive with many new entrepreneurs entering the marketplace. To address questions related to business start-up, a new workshop entitled "Ready to Own a Business?" will be held on Tuesday, April 23 in Estevan. Community Futures Sunrise and the Estevan Chamber of Commerce are pleased to bring this informative evening session to the community. Workshop facilitator Verna O'Neill of CF Sunrise will walk participants through the steps involved

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about business ownership to come and find out about the resources available to help them," said O'Neill. "We're excited to offer this workshop in Estevan. The business environment here encourages start-up and expansion, so this workshop will be a perfect fit to address the needs of

7+$1. <28 Estevan Area Home Care would like to thank the following organizations and their drivers for their assistance with Meals on Wheels deliveries for the month of February 2013: Spectra Credit Union, Bank of Montreal, Enbridge Pipelines, Estevan Gospel Chapel, CJ 1280/ Sun 102.3 and Estevan Elks Lodge No. 113. Thank you for your continued commitment to the Meals on Wheels program.

our region. Attendees will take away some great information and contacts to use in their business development," said Rebecca Howie of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce. There is no fee to attend this evening session, but registration is required. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Howie at:306-637-2190 or rebecca@estevanchamber. ca

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In Memory of W. Lyn Price February 20, 1927 April 14, 2012 Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. Love you, Grandpa - Aaron, Taunia, Tyson and Baby Eli.

In Memory of VICTOR EFFORD Passed Away on April 16, 1981 Missed by all. - The Family.

In Loving Memory of STAN HAYES It breaks our hearts to lose you, But you never went alone, For part of us went with you, The day He called you home. - Kevon Hayes ad Irene Borre.

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IN MEMORIAM Dad (Papa) James Molyneux April 14, 2008 You never said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m leaving,â&#x20AC;? You never said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goodbye.â&#x20AC;? You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. A million times youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been there for us, And even when we cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a special place No one can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go alone, For part of us went with you, That day God called you home. - Deeply missed and always rem e m b e re d by yo u r c h i l d re n , grandchildren and their loving families.

PHILLIPS In Loving Memory of Mimi January 1934 - April 11, 2003 Time unfolds another year But precious memories never die. - Loved and remembered by Gerald, Joe and Barb, and families.

Raymond Fieber May 12, 1935 - April 14, 2008 Remembering you is easy We do it every day Missing you is a heartache That never goes away. Unseen, unheard, you are always near, Still loved, still missed and so very dear. - Loved always by your family.

The Regina Coin Club Hosts a SPRING COIN AND STAMP SHOW AND SALE At the Turvey Centre Armour Road 1 Mile North of Regina Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $3; 13-16 $1 Under 12 Free Rare Coin and Medal Collection on Display! Door Prizes! WHITEWOOD TRADE FAIR & CRAFT Show and Sale, Saturday, May 4, 2013. Whitewood Community Centre. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Over 65 booths. Door prizes & draws. Admission: $2.

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Harriette (Bunnie) Toth November 2, 1921 - March 27, 2013 It is with heartfelt sadness the family announces the passing of their much-loved Mother and Granny, Harriette â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bunnieâ&#x20AC;? Toth on March 27, 2013. With family at her side, Bunnie passed away peacefully at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Care Home in Estevan, Sask. at the age of 91 years. She is survived by her son, Wayne Toth of Calgary, Alta.; daughters, Carol Toth and Kathie (Dan) Betnar, both of Estevan; grandchildren, Meghan Betnar and husband, Daryl Donovan, Estevan; and Daniel Betnar, Saskatoon, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband, Steve; two sisters, Dorothy (Jack) Duke and Stella (Vassar) Hall; two brothers, Harold (Irene) Giles and Irvine (Flo) Giles. Born at Stalwart, Sask., Bunnie was the youngest of five children. She went to school in Stalwart, and following graduation from Grade 12, she attended Normal School in Regina in 1939-40. Her first teaching position was at Guernsey, Sask., after which she moved to Kipling, Sask., to take a position in a rural school. There, she boarded at the home of Julia and Stephen Toth who were later to become her mother-in-law and father-in-law as she married their son Steve in 1942. Bunnie continued her teaching career in various rural schools in the Kipling area as well as in Kipling until the birth of their youngest daughter, Kathie. Steve and Bunnie resided in Kipling until May 1957 when they moved to Estevan. Bunnie resumed her teaching career in 1962 at Hillcrest Elementary School where she remained until her retirement in 1978. Following retirement, Steve and Bunnie moved to Kelowna, B.C., where they spent three years and made many new life-long friends prior to relocating to Estevan once again. She and her family spent their summers at their cabin at Kenosee Lake where she enjoyed taking long walks and picking berries, which she baked into delicious pies. Bunnie was an excellent homemaker and cook; she enjoyed handwork, reading, crossword puzzles, Sudokus and visiting with her friends. Bunnie was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who supported her husband, children and grandchildren in all of their endeavours; and her family will forever cherish her memory. She lovingly helped to care for her grandchildren while their parents were at work, spending endless hours reading and playing with them throughout their pre-school years. She insisted that no one else would be as devoted to them, as she valued their education right from the beginning. A private family celebration of Bunnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be held at Kenosee Lake in the late spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bunnie may be made to St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Special Care Home in Estevan or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Alma â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rubyâ&#x20AC;? Hutton Ruby Hutton passed away to her Eternal reward on Easter Morning, March 31, 2013. Ruby was born on February 7,1921 on a farm near Frobisher, Sask. She lived a very full 92 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Melvin in June 1969; also 3 of her precious grandchildren Corey-Joe Hutton, Louann Hennings and Rick Dunbar; and special foster son, Raymond â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hokeyâ&#x20AC;? Wolfe. Also predeceased by her parents, Fred and Edna Hassard; siblings, Muriel and Vince Clarke, Mary and Clarke Brandon, Bud and Edna Hassard, Freda and Walter Statham and Roger and Joyce Hassard; Hutton in-laws, Donald and Vida Hutton, Howard Hutton, Jean and Joe McCutcheon, and Dallas and Audrey Hutton, her sister-in-law and best friend. She is survived by her children: Lynda and Jim Dunbar, Murdy and Carole Hutton, Lane and Laurel Hutton, Clint and Dianne Hutton, Tammy and Dennis Gervais; grandchildren, each so special to her, C.J. Dunbar, Vern Hennings, Chad Hutton, Yolanda Moore, Chet Hutton, Leah and Ryan May, Joel Hutton, Chris Hutton, Katie and Karl Bobicki, Jake Hutton (Tara Mahoney), Andrew and Jaymie Hutton, Liza Hutton, Sarah Hutton, Amy Gervais (Jeff Barrett), Jill and Jason Zyla, Lana Gervais (Adam Walliser), great grandchildren Asher and Callum Hutton, Nevaeh and Jenesis Hutton, Cassia and Tellana Hutton, Anora May, Mya-Ruby Bobicki; also foster sons, Ian and Jeff. Ruby was born on a farm near Frobisher, Sask. She lived her life in a variety of places, Northgate, Alameda, Oxbow, Frobisher, Weyburn and Estevan. She was definitely a rolling stone, long before Mick Jagger. She was a farm wife, a mother, a sister and a friend to many. She married Melvin Hutton on December 23, 1943. They farmed in the Souris Valley near Northgate, Sask. for 25 years. Their time together was cut short with Melâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 1969, leaving her a widow at 48, with 2 children still at home. In the coming years she tried her hand at a few careers, all involving helping others. She was a caring, creative mother to 5 children of her own, grandmother to 17 of the smartest grandchildren ever, and great grandmother to 9 of the cutest ever. She was a foster mother, group home mother, care aide, cook, baker, and her last career was opening her home to those living with mental illness. Ruby lived her life to the very fullest. Each day had endless possibilities. She loved to have family and friends sit around her kitchen table for food and fun. She was very creative at sewing, cooking, baking and she loved gardening and â&#x20AC;&#x153;digging in the dirt.â&#x20AC;? She loved her children and grandchildren so much and her friends were precious and many. Most of all, Ruby loved her God with a giving spirit. She had faith to move mountains. She prayed and read her Bible daily. She is now walking and talking with Jesus, holding Melâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand and meeting old friends in Heaven. May all who come behind us find us Faithful A visitation was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Chapels, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm from the Free Methodist Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Pastor Jody Pfeifer officiating. A family interment will be held at a later date in Frobisher Cemetery, Frobisher Saskatchewan. Donations may be made in memory of Ruby to the Gideons or Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arche Foundation of Canada, #300- 10271 Young St., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B5; or the Morning Star Christian Academy, 3540 - 6th Ave., Regina, SK S4T 0N5. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapels Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306-842-5432

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January 9, 1934 - March 30, 2013 Ferdie KĂźhn, late of Midale, Sask. passed away suddenly in Estevan, Sask. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Ferdinand Robert KĂźhn was born January 9,1934 at the then family farm at Bromhead, Sask. He then moved to the farm at Midale in 1937 and has resided there ever since. He loved the farm and his land and tended it well. On April 14,1973 he married the love of his life, Karen Achen. Then, on June 16,1979, he and Karen were blessed with their daughter Amanda. He was the best of Dads; full of love and wisdom. We went on many bike rides â&#x20AC;&#x153;to the rye fieldâ&#x20AC;?, threw many baseballs, and enjoyed many fun little family trips. Far too many wonderful memories of a husband and Dad to put into written words. Ferdie was a devoted son to his father, living and farming with him until his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. He loved all of his family very much and found great pride in all his nieces and nephews. The farm was always the gathering place for everyone, and Ferdie entertained everyone with his stories and colourful one-liner pieces of wisdom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell yaâ&#x20AC;? was one of his most used phrases. He loved to visit with people: friends, family, or strangers; he loved to talk. He also enjoyed hunting, nature drives, and driving tours of the countryside. When he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hunt himself anymore, he enjoyed tagging along, hunting with the neighbour boys, Aaron and Dallas Toles. He was also a great card player, especially at whist. Ferdie was a man of great faith and was a devoted and active member of St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church in Midale his whole life. He was often asked to say prayers at various functions. He was also a very active member of the community of Midale. He served as Reeve and Councillor for the RM of Cymri, was president of the Midale Housing Authority and Midale Senior Centre, served on the rink and Mainprize Park boards, and also used to deliver Meals on Wheels. He was proud of his volunteer work. The highlight of his last few years were his precious grandsons; Joshua and Zachary. He couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love and spoil them enough. Ferdie was predeceased by his mother, Olga; dad, Edmund; sister, Enid; his niece and family, Denise, Ron, Nathan, Adrianna and Jared Rutten; and brothers-in-law, Pete Everson and Eric Nichols. He leaves to mourn him: wife, Karen of Midale; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Scott Kienlen of Estevan; grandsons, Joshua and Zachary Kienlen; brother, Edgar (Claire) KĂźhn of Weyburn, Sask.; sisters, Irene KĂźhn of Kamsack, Sask. and Margarete (Garry) Conrad of Regina, Sask.; brothers-in-law, Bob Hasselback of Saskatoon, Sask. and Jim Achen of Halbrite, Sask.; sisters-inlaw, Louise (Mel) Schill of Midale, Audrey Wercholuk of Calgary, Alta., Ruby James of Tamarack, Florida and Sandra Achen of Grande Prairie, Alta., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Rev. Randy Kleemola officiating. Interment followed in Westphalia Cemetery, Midale. Those wishing to make donations in Ferdieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may do so directly to the Concordia Lutheran Seminary, 7040 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton, Alta., T5B 4E3 or online at www.concordiasem. ab.ca Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You Thank you to everyone that brought food, flowers, and cards; as well as everyone who has called and sent messages. We would like to say a special thank you to the Estevan Police Service and most especially to Roberta with Victim Services. Roberta, your kindness, support, and time were greatly appreciated by us. As well, a huge thank you to Laverne Hockey, Joe Vilcu, Harold Erickson, and the R.M. of Cymri for opening up the Midale cemetery. Your efforts went above and beyond! Also a big thank you to Pastor Kleemola, and the staff at Hall Funeral Services.

Charles Joseph Molyneux Charles Joseph Molyneux, 69, passed away on March 31, 2013 in Melville, Saskatchewan with his loving family by his side. Joe was born on December 9, 1943 to Allan Vincent Molyneux and Florence (Greene) Molyneux. He was the second youngest of six children. Joe grew up in the Estevan area, working at the Estevan Coal mines alongside the rest of his family until he married Elaine Pifko on March 4, 1967. Shortly after that they moved to McKim to start their family together. Joe was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He worked for many years at Logan Stevens and Yorkton Concrete in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and in his spare time enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, working on vehicles, building ice huts and trailers, spending time with his children and enjoying his days on the acreage. After retirement Joe enjoyed watching sports, especially curling and hockey. During the cold months he would play a good game of checkers on the computer or a card game. He continued to enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing, gardening, building trailers and, every year, growing cucumbers for the grandchildren to come pick. Joe would always be making $1.00 bets on who would catch the first fish. He was also an avid coffee drinker with his buddies and family. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Allan Vincent and Florence Molyneux; his brothers John, James, and Robert; as well as his in-laws, Emil and Effie Pifko. Joe is survived by his wife, Elaine of Melville, Saskatchewan; his son, Randy (Michelle Schneider) Molyneaux of Canora and daughter, Renee (George) Beddome of Melville; his grandchildren: Steven, Adam, Nicole, Jessica and Matthew; his sister, Dorothy Johner; sisters-in-law, Carol Molyneux, Brenda Molyneux and Lorraine; his sisters and brothers-in-law Dennis (Linda) Holowka and Wayne (Dianne Sokulski) Pifko. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the doctors and staff at St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville, the Pasqua Hospital/Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina and the staff of Royal Drug Mart in Melville. Our thanks also go out to our friends who have given their support and kind words during this difficult time. A family service was held and interment followed at the Yorkton City Cemetery on April 4, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation or the St. Paul Lutheran Home Foundation, Melville. Arrangements were entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.


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Jerald (Jerry) James Lylyk August 1969- March 2013 Late of Yorkton, Sask., Jerry was born in Estevan, Sask. August 27, 1969. Growing up he was always tinkering and modifying everything from bicycles to go-karts. Ingenious and good with his hands but having no tolerance for school, Jerry quickly entered the workforce. He tried his skills at a few different fields before settling on becoming a grader operator. This choice fit his “free spirit,” allowing him to settle wherever his work took him. From Grande Prairie to Grande Cache, Alberta he worked and was drawn to the mountains. He loved not only the challenges of creating and maintaining highways in this diverse country but also being able to just pull over anywhere and cast his fishing rod. His many photographs were never able to capture the wonder and awe he experienced on a daily basis. When not working at grading, he spent his time indulging his many interests. Hours were spent honing his guitar skills. Utilizing his interest in woodworking, he designed and crafted several different pipes in hopes of starting a side business. Just for fun, time was spent flying (and crashing) his remote controlled helicopters and always trying to perfect those skills needed to keep them in the air. His interest in gold mining took him to the Yukon where he discovered the many challenges it takes to find that elusive gold. Jerry was struck by gold fever and it was his intent to return to the Yukon and succeed. Jerry and his Bronco were easily recognized and welcomed among the diverse group of people he knew. He was a gifted storyteller and he loved to share his many experiences, joking and laughing through each one. Jerry joins in eternal peace, his parents, Mike and Terry Lylyk and his grandparents, Sam and Mary Lylyk and John and Rose Yoner. Left to cherish his memory are his four brothers: Don (Lorraine) and children Jennifer and Stephen, Regina, Sask., Ron (Kathy), Heritage Valley, Sask., John, Bryant, Sask., and Rob, Estevan, Sask.; two sisters: Carol (Glen) McKay and children, Shaunacee and Arnette, Estevan, Sask., and Linda (Van) Hientz, Saskatoon, Sask. A private family service will be held at a later date. To send online condolences to the family visit: www.hallfuneralservices.ca Arrangements entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, Estevan, Sask.

John Ward January 25, 1927 - March 25, 2013 John Ward was born January 25,1927 to George and Isabel Ward in the Mayflower district. He attended Munro school, completed high school in Frobisher and trade school in Regina. He married Rita Loustel on October 22, 1955. John and Rita had seven children, 4 girls and 3 boys, 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Survived by family, Lannett (Don) Zieglgansberger, Bienfait; Arlene (John) Ray, Creelman; Jolene (Blaine) Norleen, Regina; Marilyn (Wayne) Schick, Courtenay, B.C.; Stephen (Cindy) Ward, Frobisher; Jeffrey (Dorothy) Ward, Estevan; Harvey Ward, Knouff Lake, B.C.; 17 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.; sibling, Vivian Backer (Walt) Lloydminster, Alta., as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Rita; parents, George and Isabel Ward; sister, Mabel Young; brother-in-law, Marshall Young and an infant brother. Dad was a man of many talents. Diversification was his middle name. He was a farmer, welder, general repair man, bus driver, carpenter, electrician, TV and appliance repair man, beekeeper, backhoe operator and grave digger, and chocolate bar distributor. Dad raised almost everything on the farm - horses, turkeys, chickens, cows, pigs, ducks, dogs, cats. He even boarded work horses and hunting dogs. He also had a very soft heart for those animals in need. Dad was a collector of many things. It started with old tractors, which he loved to put in the Frobisher parade. It then moved to miniature cars, trucks and tractors. He took great pleasure displaying his collection and discussing it with others when they came to visit. Dad was very community minded. He supported many organizations with his time. He was a long-term supporter of the Frobisher Thresherman’s Reunion and took great pride that his sons and grandsons were carrying on the tradition. Dad loved children, which was evident on the school bus, with each of his kids and with the grandkids. Even in the last few years, he loved to have us all together at the Hill View Manor, enjoyed hearing how everyone was doing and enjoyed watching the grandkids play. Dad had patience to teach us all the valuable skills of life. We all appreciate the work ethic that he instilled in us. Dad, we will miss you but know you are in a happy place with Mom. We would like to thank the employees at the Hillview Manor. You took such good care of dad and he enjoyed being there. The residence and staff at the home were his second family. Our family would like to thank all who have sent sympathy cards, flowers, food and donations to various organizations on behalf of John Ward. Prayers were said at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2013 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services Estevan, with Patricia Keith officiating. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Estevan, with Father J. Vargas the celebrant. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Pallbearers were Kayne Ward, Krys Ward, Kylar Ward, Vince Ray, Justin Ward and Nathaniel Schick. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to SMILE Services Estevan, or a charity of your own choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Donald Victor Cooke August 6, 1930 ~ April 1, 2013 Donald Cooke, late of Goodwater, Sask. passed away peacefully on Monday April 1, 2013 at the age of 81. Don was born April 6, 1931 to Gordon and Florence Cooke. He was born on the Roy Cooke farm and then moved to the homestead and resided there until his passing. The homestead received the Century Old Farm designation this year. In his youth, Don enjoyed attending Patricia School. He liked it so much that he later purchased the building and moved it to his homestead where it currently remains. In 1948 Don attended the Saskatchewan Institute of Technology in Moose Jaw, Sask. He received his Welding Certificate and training in Motor Mechanics. On November 11, 1951 Don married the love of his life, Joan Sorsdahl. He and his dad continued farming the homestead until Gordon’s passing. After that time, Don and Joan decided to sell the cattle. They then took pleasure in travelling extensively throughout Canada, the U.S.A. and England. At the age of 65, Don strived to obtain his pilot’s licence. He proudly succeeded in this endeavor, including a night endorsement; the instructor commented that Don was his oldest pupil. Eventually Don and Joan purchased a mobile home in Apache Junction, Arizona. They spent every winter there until Joan’s passing in 2008. Don continued to spend the winter in Arizona until 2010. In the fall of 2011, Don went on an Alaskan Cruise with his sons, one daughter and his sister. Don was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Joan Cooke; parents, Gordon and Florence Cooke; granddaughter, Karen Elizabeth Cooke; brothers-in-law, Walter Restau and Sid McKinnon. Don will be lovingly remembered by his children, Donna (Paul) Durant of Goodwater, Sask., Gary (Jacqlyn) Cooke of Saskatoon, Sask., Lee (Bruce) Leslie of Goodwater, Sask. and Neil Cooke of Calgary, Alta.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Keith) Halfyard, James (Jodi) Durant, Liza (Jason) Van de Water, Andrew (Kristen) Durant, Keith (Saba) Cooke, Rebecca (Ryan) McLeod, Jessica Leslie, Derek Leslie and Morgan Cooke; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Verne (Melva) Cooke; sister, Maxine McKinnon; sisters-in-law, Marlyn Restau and Sharon (Mel) Eggum as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held Saturday, April 6, 2013 from Grace United Church, Weyburn, Sask. with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Interment took place at Goodwater Cemetery, Goodwater, Sask. Pallbearers were Troy Eggum, Dean McKinnon, James Durant, Andrew Durant, Derek Leslie, and Keith Cooke. Honourary pallbearers were, Ted Rinas, Max White, and Ernie Gadd. Donations in memory of Don may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation, or the Grace United Church, Weyburn, Sask. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306-842-5432

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Focus on faith By Lieutenant Brian Bobolo Corps Officer The Salvation Army Estevan Community Church AN ENCOUNTER WITH REALITY Well, I can hardly believe it. Another Easter has come and gone. What a wonderful day we had at church with all the special music, the flowers, and the readings from the Bible, which make Easter worship such a festive celebration. But now we must return to the reality of our lives - a letdown not unlike what we feel when we return to work after that wonderful vacation. For some, reality swoops in with unemployment or illness. For others it comes by way of a broken marriage or a troubled family life. Yes, reality can be difficult, and often we can feel as though there is little we can do to change our difficult circumstances. It is this encounter with reality that the story of Thomas in the Gospel of John is all about. Thomas, in my opinion, has always gotten a bad rap. We know him as "the doubter." But I would suggest that his story is not primarily about doubt; rather, it is about reality. Thomas was a realist. In John 11, when Jesus speaks of going back to Jerusalem, Thomas knew that such a journey would lead to Jesus' death. Thomas was no fool. He counted the costs before making a decision. Nevertheless, it is he who bravely encourages the others to follow Jesus: "Let us also go so that we may die with him." (John 11:16) Thomas' skeptical reaction to the news that Christ had risen from the dead should not be surprising. He had been beaten down by his experiences in the world, especially when just days before his master and friend had suffered a brutal, tortuous death on a cross. It was on that day when his hopes and expectations died along with Jesus. Nothing is worse than having one's dreams shattered. So, in the midst of this hurt, Thomas demands proof. "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails where, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe" (Jn.20:25). Yet, when

Thomas is confronted by the risen Lord, when he is greeted by the forgiveness and grace embodied in the words "Peace be with you," he instantly declares his faith in his Saviour, "My Lord and my God!" In a heartbeat, Thomas knows that he has been redeemed and that his life will never be the same again. The story of Thomas is not about doubt at all. It is about an encounter with the grace of God, which has come down from heaven in the being of Jesus Christ. This encounter with divine grace turns his life into a whole new reality. "Peace be with you," are the words of Jesus to the skeptical and frightened Thomas. Peace, grace and mercy come to us too in the midst of our difficult circumstances - in the form of undeserved forgiveness of a family member, in the tenderness and commitment of a spouse, in the life-long support of a good friend. These circumstances leave us feeling utterly transformed and cherished. Like these individuals, Jesus too acts to bring us peace, grace and mercy, only in much grander fashion. Through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we may experience mercy which leads to the forgiveness of sins and release from guilt arising from our faults and the times we have hurt others. Through His grace, we may experience salvation and eternal life. Through the peace He gives to us, we can know that our futures are assured, that His presence will remain with us and that obstacles in our lives can be made small. So as we enter into the reality of our lives today, let us rest assured that, through the peace, grace and mercy that Jesus brings, God's kingdom has entered into this world and has changed us forever. Nothing we face, not work, school, illness, family concerns, other relationships, not even our lives and deaths will ever be the same again. This is the message of Easter that Thomas and we take with us - we have been transformed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through faith in him, we become victors, even "conquerors" (Romans 8:37) over the circumstances of our lives. Yes, Christ has risen and we will not be the same again!

Christian women’s after 5 news The Estevan Christian Women's After 5 Club held their March meeting at Living Hope Community Church with 68 women in attendance. The Daae Family provided the music for the evening. Guest speaker was Barbara Fuller from Surrey,

B.C. She enjoys different languages, travelling, the ocean, and her grandchildren. Fuller spoke about the impassible roads she has been on in her journey. The club's next supper meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at Living Hope Community Church. Stacy Grunert will

provide the music, and the special feature will be the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum. Peggy Palsky of Calgary, Alta., will be the guest speaker. Any woman wishing to attend this event is asked to please call Colleen at 634-4017 by Sunday, April 14.

Outram-Torquay news By Betty Ribling Outram-Torquay Correspondent I hope you had a good Easter and enjoyed the holidays. Students were excited to be starting back to school this week. Hopefully spring will arrive soon so they can enjoy playing outdoors without all their winter clothing. Donald and Faye Mantei enjoyed having their family as well as Darlene Holmgren join them for Easter Sunday supper. Faye Mantei had the misfortune of breaking her ankle on Friday, April 3. We wish you a speedy recovery, Faye. Terry and Wilma Mantei have enjoyed snowmobiling and cross-country skiing while staying at their home at the village of Kenosee. On April 3, Don and Faye Mantei visited with their daughter, Colleeen (Garth) Sovdi and family. While there, they were able to enjoy a visit with Garth's mother, Hazel Sovdi. Lorne and Dorothy Sovdi spent Easter in Calgary and enjoyed helping their granddaughter, Amelia celebrate her fourth birthday. They also were able to enjoy the warm spring weather in Calgary.

Donald and Fayne Mantei visited with Faye's brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Myrna Lohse at Beaubier on Good Friday. Betty Ribling and Albert spent a few days in Saskatoon where they visited with Betty's brother, Jack Lightfoot, who is a patient in St. Paul's Hospital. Lawrence and Edna Irwin enjoyed a holiday at the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Danny Irwin and son Karson spent Palm Sunday with Lawrence and Edna Irwin and family. Among those who took part in the Estevan and District Music Festival were Jayla Memory, Jacob Pyra, Rebecca and William Duncan, and Daniel Mantei. Daniel Mantei was one of the participants at the Estevan and District Music Festival Highlights and Awards on March 26. He performed an excellent rendition of Today Was Not My Day at All by Jack Prelutski. Receiving awards were Daniel Mantei for speech arts, and Rebecca Duncan for both speech arts and vocal. Sympathy is extended to Lois Mantei and family on the passing of her brother, Gerald Mowrey on March 27 at Tatagwa View nursing home in Weyburn.

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60 and Over Trinity Tower happenings Club Notes By Peggy Bolton Trinity Tower Correspondent

Submitted by Shirley Graham Club Secretary You know you’ve had a bad day when ... the bird singing outside your window is a “buzzard.” Because of the bad weather, the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast had to be cancelled. Remember the jam session that will be held on Sunday, April 14 starting at 2 p.m., with lunch and 50-50 draws. See you there! Welcome back, Bernie! Bridge was played on Wednesday, April 3 and the following emerged as winners: First place went to Bernie Collins, second went to Irma Lesiuk, and coming in third was Clara Weinrauch. Following the monthly meeting on Thursday, April 4, cribbage was played. Winners were as follows: Angie Friesen, first; Lyle Dukart, second; and Eric Parker, third. You’ll love this one ...

A man came up to an ice cream van and said, “I’d like two scoops of chocolate ice cream, please.” The girl behind the counter said, “I’m sorry, sir, but we’re all out of chocolate.” “In that case, I’ll have two scoops of chocolate ice cream, please.” “You don’t understand. We are all out of chocolate!” “Then just give me some chocolate.” Getting angrier by the minute, the girl said, “Sir, will you spell ‘van’ as in ‘vanilla.’” The man spelled “van.” “Now, spell ‘straw’ as in ‘strawberry.” “OK, straw.” “Now spell ‘stink’ as in chocolate.” The man hesitated, then said, “But there is no ‘stink’ in chocolate.” “That is what I’ve been trying to tell you!” she screamed. Have a great day!

We are loving the sounds of spring. The geese flying over sound so musical, and even the raspy caws of the crows sound wonderful. Some people have seen robins and gophers. After this winter, spring will be embraced ... well, maybe not the potholes. Visiting recently with the Boltons were sons, Mark and Wade Bolton; grandchildren, Ryan and Julie Bolton from Strathmore, Alta. Elaine Brock from Weyburn and Marie and Dawn from Oxbow, Jim and Colleen Reed from Kenosee, who were just returning from Arizona, and Dianne Green from Regina, also were visitors with the Boltons. All were so welcome! Dianne and Luverne Bod visited over Easter with Dianne’s daughter in Saskatoon. Lawrence and Vivian Leptich enjoyed having their daughter and sonin-law and grandson, Natalie, Scott and Anthony MacIsaac from Lloydminster, who spent Easter with them. Yvonne Steinke attended a baby

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Saskatoon, I met Johan Svordal (from Estevan); he was studying pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan. “Johan and I were married on June 8, 1957. We moved to Estevan, where I worked in the operating room for one and one-half years. In 1958, we set up a drugstore, Newhope Pharmacy in Stoughton, Sask., which we sold when Johan retired in 1995. In August 2005, we finally moved down to the farm just at the outskirts north of Estevan, to the new house we had built in 1990. Johan died after a second bout of cancer in December 2006. “We have two sons, Brad and Nelson, two lovely daughters-in-law, and five very special grandchildren. “In September 2011, I bought a life lease unit at Trinity Tower and am very content here. I love people, and am so pleased if there is anything I can do to help anyone. I love sewing, quilting, reading and chatting with anyone who feels like visiting. I am a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and also take an active part there, as well. I feel really blessed.” Until next week, God bless and keep smiling.

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Shipper Receiver Estevan, Saskatchewan The successful candidate will be responsible for: â&#x20AC;˘ Receiving and shipping all branch product in an accurate and timely manner â&#x20AC;˘ Sort material, stock shelves, pick orders, package and label materials â&#x20AC;˘ Handle lost shipments as an enhancement to customer service â&#x20AC;˘ Organize and maintain all applicable records and ďŹ les â&#x20AC;˘ Maintain up to date knowledge of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service offerings â&#x20AC;˘ Maintain cooperative and productive inter-departmental relationships to deliver exceptional customer service â&#x20AC;˘ Take personal responsibility for and actively engage in product, systems and skill training and development Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Customer service driven â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in shipping and receiving â&#x20AC;˘ Forklift operation experience â&#x20AC;˘ ProďŹ cient computer skills â&#x20AC;˘ Detail oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Organized â&#x20AC;˘ Basic mathematical aptitude â&#x20AC;˘ Self-motivated â&#x20AC;˘ Can work independently or in a team environment Applied Industrial Technologies offers competitive salary, company sponsored RRSP/DPSP, career development opportunities and a full beneďŹ t package. Please submit resume in conďŹ dence via email to aithire@aitcanada.com or fax to 403-214-1423 attn. Chris Babyak.

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