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United Way celebrates fundraising, welcomes McDavid as new president By Jordan Baker jbaker@estevanmercury.ca

A moment of fleeting disappointment for some after last year’s United Way Estevan Telethon was also a chance for the members to remember what it is the organization is here to do. At the United Way’s annual general meeting, outgoing president Dawn Schell left the members with a sobering reminder of what United Way Estevan is and where its priorities are. Perennially, the local

chapter was the first in the country to reach its annual fundraising goal, but that wasn’t the case in 2013 after the organization remained shy of its goal at the end of its October telethon. Still, funds continued to trickle in during the weeks following, and they closed the year with $468,532 in donations, well over the $350,000 they were hoping for. “Goals, even though they are worth setting, can, kind of, take us away from the bigger picture and take the focus away from the things that are really important,” said

Schell in her address to the members and attending representatives of the member agencies. “Is being the first United Way in Canada to reach our goal really what this is all about? Until this past year, that has always been a given to us. Last year brought this organization and the community of Estevan to the realization that all of this is more than that. These are local member agencies and active United Way boards trying to spread good and help people.” She reminded everyone that despite not being first, they raised → A2 UW

Sherritt Coal has laid off 23 unionized employees from its Estevan and Bienfait mines. Word of the layoffs went public last week although the United Mine Workers of America had received notice earlier in March that layoffs were forthcoming. President Rick Dowhaniuk said the UMWA was called to a meeting on March 11 where they learned Sherritt had plans to reduce 28 positions. Through early retirements that number was pared down to 23. “It’s been a brutal couple weeks,” Dowhaniuk said in an interview with The Mercury Thursday. “People are losing their livelihoods and with road bans on in the area it’s tougher for people to find work.” Dowhaniuk said the UMWA was told the layoffs were due to company reorganizing and a reduction of coal sales to SaskPower. He added that Sherritt did not indicate whether or not those employees would be rehired if sales pick up but did tell them further layoffs are not expected in the near future. However, the local situation remains cloudy as Sherritt recently sold all of its coal operations to Westmoreland Coal, which will be taking over control of the local mines later this year. “Everything is kind of up in the air right now,” Dowhaniuk said. “There’s a lot of uncertainty for sure. We are hoping that Westmoreland comes in and says ‘no, we need these people.’ “We don’t know that. We haven’t had any recent contact with Westmoreland. We talked to them a month ago and at that time they said they were fine with the amount of people we had. We’ll see.” Dowhaniuk said it was primarily equipment operators that were laid off. He added one dragline has been shut down. Contrary to reports, no jobs were eliminated at the Activated Carbon Plant in Bienfait, as Dowhaniuk noted that workers shifting due to seniority will bump a couple of newer employees from their jobs. “It’s been a pretty stressful couple of weeks.” There have also been reports that as many as eight non-unionized employees have been laid off in the past month.

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Country music legend Travis Tritt performed in Estevan Thursday night at Affinity Place. Tritt ran through a number of his hits including The Whiskey Ain’t Working Anymore, Here’s A Quarter and T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Opening for Tritt was Regina’s J.J. Voss (right).

UW in need of more board members ← A1 the money they needed to fund their 18 member agencies and three community impact projects, the Hillcrest breakfast program, Day of Caring, which is set for June 4, and Challenge Day. “(These) would not have been able to operate, had the community of Estevan not pulled together to not only reach our goal but to pass it,” added Schell. The need to educate the community and new residents of the importance of the work of United Way

Estevan and their member agencies will become a greater part of the organization’s strategy in the years to come, said Schell. Those plans were reiterated by the incoming president, Doug McDavid, who wants to see the United Way board grow from 17 to 25 people. Getting their brand and work in the minds of as many people in Estevan as they can will be a high priority this year. McDavid has been on the board for seven years and said it has been so rewarding that it’s one of the

reasons he maintains his full-time job in the area. “It’s such an amazing experience being part of the board. It’s a lot of fun, actually,” he said. The president-elect identified a few things he wants the organization to focus on this year, the first of which is recruiting more people to the board, perhaps as many as eight. “To really be efficient we need 25. We put this telethon on with volunteers and it’s a lot of work. I think we need a few more board members to

Doug McDavid was elected to the role of president during the United Way Estevan’s annual general meeting at the Fireside Lounge in the Days Inn on March 28. help out,” he said, noting they are allowed to have upwards of 30 board members. “The second is to raise our profile. Almost everybody in the community knows about our telethon, but do they know about what we do and what you do as member agencies?” he said in his address to the members and agency reps. “If we get our message out more and the message of the member agencies, people will know exactly what the good is they’re doing in their community.” As McDavid moved from first vice-president to his new role, Wendy

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Orpheum features a rich history By Norm Park normpark@estevanmercury.ca

The Orpheum Theatre has always been owned and operated by local families, and its rich history indicates that each successive ownership group has treated this venerable building with the care and respect it deserves. Estevan’s first theatre was The Delight that took root in 1910, but its run as a theatre was short-lived as the structure was soon turned into a hospital and then was destroyed by fire. When Minneapolisbased contractor Emerson McKenzie arrived in Estevan in 1909 to complete the construction of the Empire Hotel under the McKenzie and Sons Construction banner, he determined there was an emerging opportunity to get more involved in the growing town, and he was right. The company was soon involved as the main contractor for the construction of a school, which became Estevan Collegiate Institute, then the Orpheum and later the International Hotel. The International went down in a fire in the 1970s and ECI, which had been turned into a junior high school went under the wrecker’s equipment in the early 2000s. But the Orpheum lives on in splendour. The McKenzie construction company was an impressive one with over 200 employees on the payroll who were well-known for their building prowess across Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as in the northwestern United States. The Jack McKenzie family operated the theatre and at one point Fred Newcombe, who once served as Estevan’s mayor, also became a part-owner/manager. When Jack McKenzie died in 1940, his son Duane took the reins and by that time the theatre had already undergone changes. Early photographs indicate the theatre had three entrances in the early years with a 600 seat auditorium that not only had a theatre screen, but also retained proper curtains and backdrops for theatrical and musical productions. The Presbyterian

The Dougherty’s with an old Three Stooges movie poster, part of their collection. Church used the Orpheum for their Sunday services throughout 1917. During this period of growth, right up to and past the arrival of talking pictures, Bern Turner was the lead projectionist at the Orpheum, having come over to the operation with the closure of the Delight Theatre. He remained a steadfast employee until his retirement in 1965. Philip Peters was another long-term projectionist who served the operation well for a long time. Current co-owner Al Dougherty noted that being a projectionist in those early days was not an easy task as two to six reels of film had to be placed in proper sequence, with soundtracks synchronized, and that equipment included carbon arc rods, which had limited life and could also be dangerous when misused, not unlike welding rods of today. That’s why all projection booths are fire-proofed to this day. The projectionist would have to watch closely for the little light flicker at the top of the screen that would signal that it was time to switch reels, start up the second projector that was already loaded with the second

reel, and perform a quick switch transition to ensure the movie carried on uninterrupted. The first reel (about 20 minutes worth of film) would be taken off the first projecter that would be re-loaded with reel number three. Reel one would then have to be rewound, usually by a hand crank system, and put back in it’s proper metal case. When reel two was ending on projector two, then reel three was ready to show on projector one and so on until all the trailers, news reels, cartoon and the movie ended. When the Orpheum was cited and presented with the Bronze Plaque of Honor from the Exhibition’s Herald World

of Chicago in 1930, for it’s excellence in sound and movie projection, it was a highlight moment for Orpheum owners and management as well as for Turner and Peters. It was the first bronze plaque awarded to a theatre in Canada. At that time, talking pictures, which were very new, featured either Vitaphone sound systems or Movietone systems. Vitaphone featured a film and then a sound disc that had to be synchronized with the film so that the actor’s lip movements, for instance, were synchronized with the sound. The Movietone system used a sound track concept that

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placed a notched light value stream alongside the film to provide the synchronized sound with the film. The Orpheum, it was noted, had taken on the huge investment of $12,000 to install the newest sound/ film system, and their employees had embraced it and worked it with perfection, it was said. If the owners had known that the province and the country were about to be hurled into a neardecade of financial and agricultural depression, perhaps they wouldn’t have made the bold move since the downward spiral of the economy placed a number of challenges for all businesses that didn’t at least

serve the basic needs of households. Admission to the talking pictures then was a mere 20 cents for adults and a dime for children. That illustrates the significance of the $12,000 investment in projection equipment. Earlier on, public attendance at a movie theatre was considered to be a bit of low-brow entertainment and no self-respecting actors would lower themselves to be a part of the scene. But that all changed when the newly emerging Hollywood and director D.W. Griffiths produced the game-changing Birth of a Nation, a grand spectacular movie that caught the attention of the masses. When the film arrived in Estevan to be played at the Orpheum, the admission prices were raised to $1.50 and even $2 due to the significance and scope of the production and its costs. The Orpheum’s historical notes state that the theatre had been playing host to a number of civic drama productions as well as lecture series shortly after opening. In December of 1919, The Great Blackstone, a magician, played before a local audience with reserved seats being sold for as much as one dollar. In 1918 the community put on a Pageant of Famous Women promoted by Mrs. Duncan of the I.O.D.E. that featured period costumes. There was also the Orpheum’s Guessing Contest with the winner taking home $50 if they could correctly guess the number of kernels in the jar in the lobby. → A20 Serving

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Hottest ticket in town? The gun show The Estevan Wildlife Federation’s inaugural event for hunters, collectors and recreational shooters was a popular one over the weekend as interested parties from across the region came to the gun show in Estevan. Whether they were looking to purchase or browsing to see what the hubbub was about, the Wylie-Mitchell Hall was full of onlookers wanting to see exactly what was available in terms of not only guns but also accessories, ammunition, knives taxidermy and outfitting. There were collectibles, sporting arms, tactical firearms, handguns and just about every other type of gun, from .17-calibre rifles to .50-calibre Browning machine guns. Organizers Kevin Thompson and Lionel Bender were ecstatic at the turnout at the show, with the former saying that they would have been happy with 1,000 people coming to peruse the exhibitions over the course of the weekend. They had more than 1,000 people come through the doors just on Saturday morning. “I thought we’d have 1,000 people over the weekend, and we did that in four or five hours, even three hours actually,” said Thompson. The Energy City, it would seem, has been waiting for a void to be filled. “The vendors have been unbelievable here. I’m speechless,” said Thompson. He said this is the first gun show held in the city in more than 30 years. There were shows in Regina and Moose Jaw in the weeks leading up to the weekend, but that didn’t seem to take away from the draw in Estevan. “We don’t have a gun store,” said Thompson, noting the only two places to buy ammunition in Estevan are at Canadian Tire or Walmart. He said there were anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 firearms brought to the show over the weekend. “There are guns leaving this building left and right,” he added, noting the vendors have been happy with the turnout. “I talked to many of them, and they told me they are very, very pleased with everything.” There were 24 vendors who purchased all 87 tables available for the event. The organizers had to turn down 82 other tables, so there is enough interest to grow the event in the future. “We need the Civic Auditorium, but we aren’t going to get it,” Thompson said regarding the time of year they want to host the show. “This is the perfect time to sell guns, right before road bans. With the (OTS) curling thing going on, it’s hard to get buildings right now.” That said, Thompson was very happy to have the Wylie-Mitchell centre, and with that Oilfield Technical Society holding its Estevan bonspiel on the weekend, it may have encouraged more people to come through the doors. The show over the weekend was also a fundraiser for the EWF, as they are looking to build a new pistol range by their rifle range south of the city at the Boundary Dam Recreation Site. The EWF is looking to raise about $30,000 for the new range. “You will see myself and Lionel back here doing this again next year. I think this is going to be an annual event,” said Thompson.

The first gun show held in Estevan in more than 30 years was hosted over the weekend at Wylie-Mitchell Hall. About 24 exhibitors set out a mix of rifle, handguns, shotgun and collectibles along with scopes, ammunition, meat products made from wild game and taxidermy.

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Shelter takes steps forward in year two By Jordan Baker jbaker@estevanmercury.ca

With the Warm Welcome program starting up last year, providing an overnight stay for Estevan’s homeless, it has since grown as a vehicle of transformation for both the guests and the many volunteers who spend their nights with them. The Salvation Army’s Lieutenant Brian Bobolo has previously preached that the shelter doesn’t provide the community with a narrative of failure but with one of success. He continued to advocate those sentiments as the shelter closed for the spring and summer on March 31. Bobolo sees the shelter as something that will be a mainstay in the Energy City, as omnipresent as Lignite Louie. Long-standing shelters in larger cities started somewhere, and what the community has seen in the past two years is the emergence of Estevan’s. “We believe this is a program intended to not only serve the people who are struggling to find adequate shelter. It’s also a program to serve the community, so we set out to create this sense of community, first of all, within the shelter and we succeeded marvelously,” said Bobolo, sitting down with the Mercury last week. “There’s a real spirit of connection that exists within the shelter.” Moving into year two, organizers sought to create a greater culture of understanding and acceptance throughout the community, as all cities with new shelters must wrestle with what exactly that means for them. “Last year, at the start of the program certainly, I think the community as a whole took time to come to terms with the idea that we needed a shelter. That’s understandable. When community programs have sprouted up in smaller centres across Canada, there was the same phenomenon that took place,” noted Bobolo. “People need to understand what a shelter is all about.” He said during the second year of the program, they continued to see growing support. Despite that, Bobolo noted that many in the city have decisions to make on what kind of place they want Estevan to be moving forward. “There still is with some in the community this lack of understanding about the issues of homelessness. There is a lack of acceptance,” he said. “Some of our guests have really experienced some social struggle out in the community. Some of our guests have been pushed out of the community centre, out of restaurants. We’ve had people who have been complaining about them, in some cases about their appearance, and sought different ways to push them aside.” As a response to some of that ostracism toward some guests, the group behind the shelter has found another role to act as: that of advocate for the city’s shelter insecure. “That seems to be an ongoing challenge for us, and we’ve met with mixed success this year,” he said. That challenge will continue as the shelter welcomes more guests through its doors. The shelter saw 43 per cent more unique guests than last year. “We continue to hear this in the community that isn’t it better to put them in a hotel. Is this a worthwhile program to really invest in?” Bobolo said, noting the total dollar value of services provided to the guests went up by 136 per cent. That figure is calculated based on the least expensive hotel rooms in the Energy City. It comes to about $38,000 worth of shelter and more than $5,000 of food just this past winter. “It cost the program far less than that, so when people donate to Warm Welcome, there is a multiplying effect to their donation. Your dollars transform lives. The hours you commit to the program transform lives. We have seen our guests look healthier, an increase in their sense of optimism about the future, and we are seeing a bright future for them.” The shelter started small in late 2012, running only

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The Warm Welcome shelter closed the doors on its second year on March 31. The shelter housed guests this winter each night of the week in either the Salvation Army or St. Paul’s United Church auditoriums, pictured above. four nights each week for the first winter. When it opened again on Dec. 1, 2013, the shelter would remain open every night of the week. That required a greater volunteer base, and Bobolo said the community has been up to the task, committing roughly 3,600 hours to the program, a 78 per cent increase from the previous year. He said they are always in need of volunteers as well as financial support. Though they have struggled financially this year, they have been able to pay all their bills. While the program tries to reach more volunteers and find new sources of funding, it isn’t going to slow down. For the next season, Bobolo is hopeful the shelter will be open a couple of weeks earlier, sometime in November, and closing a couple of weeks later in mid-April. His vision and plans for the shelter’s future will encapsulate every day of the year. It won’t happen overnight, but he stressed that the need won’t disappear no matter how prosperous the city becomes. “It’s interesting living in a community like Estevan where there is some wealth. I’ve seen people really spend a lot of time loving their trucks, and I’ve seen people invest $60,000, $70,000 into their trucks, and I’ve seen people hold onto old trucks. They’ll baby them and they’ll polish them and replace the parts spending hours a week investing in it. It’s consuming all their energy to keep this love interest going, and I think it’s all well and good when you invest that amount of money,” said Bobolo. “But the question we ask at Warm Welcome is what about our own sense of humanity? I think when we are able to see the inherent worth in the other person, we discover our own worth. We grow as people. We see the value in being human. When we dismiss others as less valuable, we cheapen our own sense of worth as a human being. When we invest more in our vehicles than we do in one another, our currency as human beings decreases. “We are seeing that phenomenon take place in our community in some ways. Keep in mind there’s a wonderful sense of community here, but in the minds of some people, we are seeing that. When we surround those in need with concentric circles of love and acceptance, we prosper as a community, and we add value to our community and add value to who we are as individuals.” When guests make their way to the shelter each evening, they are greeted by the volunteers who serve hot drinks and provide meals as well as good conversation. Volunteers and guests play games and tell stories.

“They laugh; they cry; they support one another,” said Bobolo. “To that end, we succeeded famously.” As an organization, he noted they are growing and learning more about the city. “It’s a wonderful community. I’ve been involved in new shelter start-ups in other parts of the country and you don’t see that response. We want to really pay attention to what’s going on in our hearts as a community and be willing to dare to accept these individuals, even when they’re so different than who we are.” Bobolo said issues for the city to continue to ponder are whether we can see our own inherent worth in people who are homeless, people who may look disheveled and people who are having emotional troubles because of the challenges they face. “It’s a slow process, but I’ve seen the community as a whole really learn a lot about themselves. They’ve reaffirmed the longstanding tradition that this community has for taking care of its own. They’ve come forward despite the lack of understanding what a shelter’s all about. This community needs to be applauded.” They had a number of aggressive goals coming into their second year, wanting to see the program grow and prosper. “Our other goal is to create a supportive community for our guests that exists year round. We do that through our partnership between Warm Welcome and the Salvation Army and St. Paul’s,” Bobolo said. “It has been a natural partnership to come onboard with St. Paul’s and Pastor Brenna Nickel. It’s a natural fit and a partnership that has really caught the attention of the national Salvation Army. We are on their radar.” He said the guests are always welcome to go to the Salvation Army during the day to have some food and play games. “There’s no need for people to feel as though they are alone in this community. There’s always lots of support.” Bobolo also wanted to remind everyone that the community is the eyes and ears of the shelter, and they rely on people to call them if they identify someone in trouble. “We receive guests and let them stay in our buildings overnight, (that) ends March 31, but the support we provide to them exists 365 days a year. This is an example of this community as a whole coming together and saying we do believe our neighbours are important to us.”


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Casino proposal worth hearing out If there’s one thing we’ve learned here at the Mercury, it’s that you can never guess what will get people fired up. We have printed articles, which we thought people would have a strong reaction to, and there wasn’t a peep. There have been others that we didn’t expect would draw much of a response only to find people ready to riot in the streets. The whole garbage/recycling saga would be an example. So when on March 19 we printed a story about the City of Estevan being approached by the Little Pine First Nation about opening a casino here, there was some curiosity to see what the response might be and if there would be one at all. Turns out, people have some pretty strong opinions about casinos. Within two hours of posting a link to the story on our Mercury Facebook page, 1,200 people had viewed it and there were 20 comments. As is usually the case on Facebook, the comments were wide ranging and, ahem, interesting. There were some adamantly opposed to any talk of a casino with the most common concern being addicted, which seemed to be overlooking the fact that forms of gambling such as VLTs, Pro-Line sports betting, lotteries, Nevada tickets, online poker and online sports betting are all easily available in Estevan. In fact there have been reports that somewhere in the realm of $12 million is spent locally on VLTs. There were other, more measured responses but, overall, it was pretty clear those who weighed in through Facebook are not in favour of a casino in Estevan. Then again it was also

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To its credit, the Saskatchewan Party government is demanding even tougher measures to deal with the backlog of grain. After the joint announcement by federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt, Premier Brad Wall’s government put out a news release demanding mandatory service level agreements, even more cars and stiffer penalties if the rail companies did not move their prescribed amount of grain each week. While the federal order in council called for 11,000 cars a week and fines of up to $100,000 per day for failing to meet those targets, the province upped the ante to 13,000 cars a week and fines of $250,000 a day. And besides the mandatory service agreements with reciprocal penalties for non-compliance, Saskatchewan said fines collected should go directly to benefit the producers. All are fine notions directly benefitting whom the government should be serving, the Saskatchewan farmer and the province’s

pretty clear that most of the people who commented did not read the full story. For whatever reason, any talk of bringing a casino into the community seems akin to opening a brothel in the eyes of some. Hyperbole aside, it would be naïve to think there are no societal issues to consider. Addiction is obviously the biggest one. However, we posit that it would be equally naïve not to give any proposal a thorough look. The idea being pushed forward by the Little Pine First Nation would see eight percent of casino profits stay here in the city. In an interview, it was noted that money could be put toward worthwhile causes such as recreation and infrastructure. With the City of Estevan eye deep in debt that money could come in very handy. And if history is any indication the city would also receive a strong increase on the tourism side. Although it would likely be years before anything would move forward in Estevan, the City has taken the proactive step of asking residents to give their opinion on a casino. Along with selecting a new member of council and stating whether or not they would like to continue having fluoride added to their drinking water, residents will be asked their thoughts on a casino in Estevan. Here’s hoping that voters find their way past that initial negative reaction and give the pros and cons an honest look. The discussion of whether or not to open a casino in Estevan is one worth having. Now seems like a good time to have it.

economy as a whole. And, no doubt, these suggestions were a direct reaction to complaints from farmers and others that initial efforts of Ritz and Raitt were just not tough enough. But while all this tough talk is great and while there can be absolutely no doubt that Ritz and company were far too slow in addressing the key issues on the grain movement file, this has to be about more than making amends for the problems of this year. This has to also be about moving forward to address rural Saskatchewan’s pending problems of future grain movement, as well. And as it stands right now, it just doesn’t seem like we’ve moved ahead. If anything, we seem to be moving backwards. As noted by Barry Prentice, professor of supply chain management at the University of Manitoba, in a recent article in the Financial Post, this does all come down to an issue of 30 per cent more grain than the five-year average. Admittedly, this surge could clearly have been anticipated by government and should have been anticipated by the railways that have instead chosen to shed engines and cars and crews to maximize profit. In that regard, Prentice’s position would seem far too hard on a federal government that “has chosen to listen” and far too soft on the railways for “not supplying enough railcars, locomotives and crews to move this unexpected demand for service.” But the economics professor makes a

fair point that the excess capacity needed to move that grain simply requires cars and crew. And someone will have to pay for it. Perhaps Prentice takes his sympathy for the railways too far by suggesting “severe penalties on the railways” is “bad management of transportation policy” because it’s only natural to run shorter trains in winter. But he may be right that the extra capacity needed to move the volume of grain Ottawa demands or the even higher volume demanded by the Saskatchewan government can only come from one of two sources. Prentice suggests we increase the revenue cap and allow the railways to charge higher grain freight rates or force the railways to absorb the costs, internally. Of course, farmers have little interest in paying more for transportation, especially when there is a grain glut, causing lower prices. That leaves us with the second choice, demand a higher service level from the railways while capping their revenues from grain. However, Prentice argues that would be a return to the Statutory Freight Rates for grain, the “Crow Rate.” It was past conservative governments that did away with the Crow, largely because it resulted in the railways charging more to move other commodities and less money put back into the maintenance of the railway system. This may be where we have to go again, even if this is what got us in the current mess in the first place.


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How to improve New nursing home needed now those games There have been recent discussions about the possibility of making a big change to the Canadian Football League rules regarding pass interference. Of course, the solution to the wrong calls is … wait for it … more video reviews. Some more mind numbing, but “we’ll get it right” stalls to what used to be fluid games. Give up game flow in order to get the officiating calls right. That’s the old give and take. In the meantime, our professional sports world is becoming less entertaining due to new technology and practices, but I have some ideas as to how to add a little more excitement to our games, starting with hockey. Too many whistles because the pucks get fired up and into those end-zone nets? I say keep the pucks that bounce off those nets, in play. You play rebounds off the boards, corners and goaltenders … why not the nets? Faceoffs? Get the damn linesman to drop the puck. Too many phony face-off guys get chased. Fairness will be found when the teams realize the puck-dropping guy means business. There are all kinds of ways to make baseball more interesting and active. My rules committee would dictate that once he has a baseball in his hand or glove, a pitcher has five seconds on the pitch clock. If he hasn’t thrown the ball toward the plate by then, it’s a called ball. At the other end of the equation, if a batter steps out of the batter’s box before his at-bat is over, it’s a called strike. No stepping out timeouts to wrap and rewrap batting gloves or spit or adjust cleats. Stand in the box until you’re done. The game would be quicker and more interesting if the umpires used the legitimate strike zone meaning shoulders to knees rather than belt-line to knees. Bigger zone, faster game. On the football field, we have those boring converts, or as the Americans like to say “point after” touchdowns. Instead of scrimmaging from the two or five-yard line, make the one-point kick from the 35-yard line and put a degree of chance into the otherwise robotic exercise. Two-point conversions with the line-of-scrimmage at the 25-yard line become more exciting and the play gets bigger in coaching strategy. The NFL could make their game better simply by adopting CFL rules or just a few of them. But I doubt they would. They’re a little too self-absorbed. So we’ll just let them sleep with their billions. Basketball? Reduce the number of timeouts allowed from the current 742 to four. On the golf course, I have some ideas, too. Those PGA and LPGA people get away with murder. Make them play with seven clubs, not 14. Nuff said. They could also increase interest by making sand traps actually work like sand traps. Curling? Cushion the sideboards and let them bounce the rocks off them, just like those shuffleboard games. Sweep those bouncing rocks, suckers. Soccer? Seven players, not 11. That’s an easy fix. Darts? Ya gotta be kidding me! By the way, speaking of baseball, two weeks ago I wrote about a stray dog that befriended the Milwaukee Brewers during spring training in Arizona and wondered whether or not Hank the orphaned Yorkie would be handed over to a shelter in Arizona or would come north with the team. Well, Hank is now a canine resident in Milwaukee and an unofficial Brewer mascot. Good for him, good for them.

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(Note: The following is a letter sent by Estevan resident Dick Henders to Health Minister Dustin Duncan regarding the need for a new nursing home in Estevan.)

Dear Minister Duncan: I am writing this from inside the walls of the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, where I am a resident. While the care is excellent and the staff outstanding, I am sad to say it does not feel like a Home but an old institution. The nursing home building is an aging edifice that needs to be replaced with something that would be suitable for life in this century. Let me tell you what daily life is like for those of us who live here. The toilet lacks dignity. It is situated in the middle of the room, blocked off with only a curtain from public view. When I have family visiting in my small room, I must to ask them to leave so

that I can use the washroom behind the curtain. I use a wheelchair, and I can’t wheel up tight in front of the sink because the closet walls are built out too narrowly close to the sink. There is only one plug-in in my living space. How can I plug in my computer and my phone and my kindle? One outlet might have worked 50 years ago but not today. It’s rather sad to live in this antiquated facility. Only a year ago, I attended an event to celebrate donations to the Hearthstone Community Campaign, to build a new nursing home in Estevan. At the time, I supported the project, like many other good citizens in this community. Now that I am a resident here, I request urgency on the matter of a new nursing home. My wife and I have donated, and we will give again. We received a tax receipt for the total amount of our donation. I believe our community

should be at the $8 million mark of our share of the $20 million needed to build this new home. Right now, we’re close with $7.3 million. I encourage anyone who is waiting; the time is now. Whatever can be done to expedite the construction of a new home, we must work diligently to make that happen. I urge the community, health region, and the provincial government to move forward with plans to replace this obsolete structure. The need is urgent. Again, I receive excellent care here. I couldn’t expect better care in any other place. But I urge you to act now. Once we have our funding, we can move forward with plans for the future. Dick Henders Resident, Estevan Regional Nursing Home

Writer believes first phase twinning could be done quickly The Editor: In the March 19 Mercury, I noted the highways minister has put twinning on the “middle burner.” Mr. Belanger (NDP critic) may have hit the nail on the head through. Why start at Estevan? Start at the beginning of the No. 39 and No. 18 junction at Bienfait. From

there, all the way to SaskPower’s Shand turnoff the Ministry of Highways already has the right-of-way on the south side. The old highway! No land to buy there, so why wait? Start there. Any earth needed for fill or construction would be available from the coal company alongside the

roadway. I’m sure there would be no problem. The mines in this area have long been very generous in the community. So Mr. Minister, let’s get the ball rolling. Maybe our MLA could help? Or was the NDP critic on the money? Do the engineering and maybe get bids out

this year and move earth next year. However, Mr. Editor, my gut feeling is that you don’t plan a photo op and leave the silver spade in the shed at Regina for No. 1 East. Sincerely, Ken Hesketh Bienfait

Tips for buying that first home The Editor: For most Canadians, the purchase of their first house is a major milestone. It’s a chance to become a homeowner. It’s also an important financial investment that likely means assuming a mortgage for the first time. First-time buyers often have a wish list of features for their first home. Mortgages too have features, and putting together a wish list of mortgage options can save you money. It’s more than shopping around for the best interest rate. To figure out your best mortgage options you should first consider the future needs for your family. Are

you making a commitment for many years, or is this a temporary purchase that may change as your needs evolve? You also need to determine the amount you can pay as a down payment and the amount of the monthly mortgage payments you can afford to make. Put together a realistic budget, allowing for the additional expenses that you will make when you buy the house, such as closing fees and moving costs. And be sure to consider the ongoing expenses of home ownership, including annual property taxes, maintenance costs, as well as insurance costs, and leave a margin for possible increases in interest rates.

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Women of Today nominees in the SaskPower Outstanding Contribution to the Workplace category: Back row, from the left: Sheena Onrait, Misty Monco, Lynn Little, Sonja Colbow. Front: Daryl Story, Sheila Squires and Wendy Hersche.

The nominees for the Women of Today Ida Petterson Memorial Award for Outstanding Entrepreneur are, from the left: Lynn Tedford, DeeDee Chomyk and Laurel Buck.

The Women of Today nominees for the SaskTel, Contribution to the Community category are, from the left: Brenda Noble, Christa Morhart and Susan Colbow.

The nominees for the Women of Today Shirley Orsted Memorial Award for young women are, from the left: AnnaRae Gustafson, Molly Fogarty and Elusha Baird. Missing from the photo are nominees, Caitlyn Friess, Teagan Graham, Jacqueline Peeace and Tess Rensby.

Women of Today award nominees revealed There were fifteen nominees in two categories and a total of six nominees in two other categories when the Women of Today nominee list was made known last Wednesday afternoon during a luncheon held in the small Legion Hall. The event was hosted by the Estevan chapter of Quota International, the co-ordinator of the program. This 16th annual event received a cheque from SaskPower in the amount of $4,200, making them the lead sponsor of the program once again with the cheque being delivered by Judy May, vice-president of special projects for the corporation. The SaskPower Award, one of four categories in the Women of Today program is for outstanding contributions to the workplace, and this year the category

attracted no fewer than seven nominees including Sonja Colbow and Wendy Hersche of Cuts Unlimited, Lynn Little, deputy director at South East Cornerstone Public School Division; Misty Monco, manager of customer care at the Royal Bank; Sheena Onrait, manager of Estevan campus of the Southeast Regional College and Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute; Sheila Squires, financial planner with TD Waterhouse and Daryl Story, commercial account manager with Affinity Credit Union in Estevan. The category dedicated to Young Women of Today, celebrating young females who excel in scholastic, athletic, musical and social circles, attracted eight nominees this year. The category is named in memory of Shirley Orsted. The nominees this year

included Elusha Baird of Lampman, a school leader and young administrator; Molly Fogarty, an emerging musical artist; Caitlyn Friess, a school and community volunteer; Teagan Graham, an honour student and entrepreneur; AnnaRae Gustafson, who is involved in school and community volunteer efforts and social justice issues; Jacqueline Peeace, a musical, academic and spiritual leader; Landra Schlamp, Grade 12 student leader; and Tess Rensby, an athlete and school leader. There were three nominees for the Ida Petterson Memorial Award which goes to an outstanding female entrepreneur, and those were Laurel Buck, owner/ manager of A&A Jewellery; DeeDee Chomyk, owner/operator of Baba’s Bistro; and Lynn Tedford, addictions counsellor and

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Stacey Boyko, president of Quota International of Estevan and Valerie Hall, co-ordinator for the Women of Today program, reminded nominees, nominators and guests that the four award winners will be announced on April 23 during a noon-hour luncheon in the Wylie-Mitchell Air Cadet Hall. The luncheon attendees will also hear a keynote presentation from Dr. Holly Pederson, a former Macoun resident who is now director of the deaf and hard-of-hearing educational program at Minot State University through their special education sector. The afternoon luncheon program was emceed by Rebecca Howie of the Estevan and District Chamber of Commerce who provided background biographies of each of the 20 nominated women.

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Police field a variety of complaints during a busy week It has been a particularly busy sevenday stretch of time for members of the Estevan Police Service with the policing activity beginning on March 24 with an investigation into a two-vehicle collision on King Street with one of the vehicles being damaged to the point it needed to be towed away. One driver was charged with driving without due care and attention. During the March 26 night shift, EPS members checked on a restaurant patron who failed to pick up a food order that had been prepared. The issue was resolved. The next complaint dealt with a matter of someone uttering threats during a web chat. The two people involved have been interviewed by police who are continuing their investigation. A traffic stop in the industrial area of the city on the night of March 26 was made after a vehicle failed to stop at a red light. Police discovered the driver did not have a valid licence and had taken the vehicle without the owner’s consent. The male driver was charged with two traffic offences and the issue of taking the vehicle without consent remains under investigation. Police also responded to several false alarms throughout the city during the night and fielded a call from a motorist passing through the community who reported that he had almost hit an all terrain vehicle being driven on a southbound access road near Highway 47. The driver reported that the quad was being driven at a high speed without any lights on. Police attended the general area where the incident had occurred but were unable to locate the offending vehicle and driver. EPS members were then dispatched to a west side residence where the home owner advised them that there was an uninvited intoxicated person in the home. When they arrived, police discovered a woman in a bed in the home and the homeowner had not been present when she had entered the house. The intoxicated subject was known to police and had been in breach of court-ordered conditions to not consume alcohol so she was re-arrested and charged with being in breach

of those conditions as well as unlawfully being in a dwelling. On the night of March 27, EPS members checked on a complaint that a man was failing to comply with court ordered conditions because he was in contact with the victim and their family members. Police are not actively looking for the suspect. An open line call from the Trojan subdivision attracted police attention on the night of March 27. A domestic dispute was in progress when police arrived so they intervened and removed one of the people involved. Alcohol was considered to be the main contributing factor to the event. The next call on March 27, came from a local lounge regarding a fight in progress. When police arrived they arrested two men with one 24-year-old subject who had instigated the incident being housed in cells for the night while another man was taken home. A call from an apartment complex was fielded on the night of March 27. The complaint focused on a group of young people who were running and screaming in the parking lot. The youngsters were warned about their actions and noise. During the day shift on March 28, EPS members received a call from a north side gas station regarding a customer who had fueled up and left without paying. The man involved in the incident was located, and he advised police he thought he had paid, so he returned to the station and paid for the fuel without further incident. On the March 29 day shift, police were asked to look into a vandalism incident at a north side convenience store as well as a check into a group of four or five young people who were observed attempting to light a fire in the northeast valley area of the city. The young people were warned about their actions.

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During this same shift, police were asked to look into an incident involving damage being inflicted on a restaurant door and several violations of the Traffic Safety Act and the Vehicle Equipment Regulations Act. These incidents led to charges being laid for driving left of centre on the road, using a communications device while driving and unlawfully having tinted windows on the vehicle. During the March 30 day shift, police checked a vehicle on the northeast side following a report that it might have been stolen. After further investigation police determined the vehicle was not stolen. Another March 30 call came to police regarding a patron who left a northwest area service station without paying for the gas. Police located the patron and it was learned that his method of payment failed to work so the man returned to the station and made arrangements with the owner to make payment. Police next attended to a central part of the city to a construction site to follow up on a report of damage being done to a vehicle as a result of the demolition work that was underway on the site. It was noted that minor damage had also been done to a neighbouring building. Estevan Fire Rescue personnel were called to the scene to assist with assessing the damages and steps were taken to ensure the site work was carried out in a safer manner for the benefit of the sitework as well as surrounding area. During the night shifts from March 28 to 30, EPS members responded to numerous false alarms that included intrusion alerts at a local business and two residential locations. Police were also called to a local lounge

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WILFRED & JOAN MESSER

(306)461-5145 OR (306) 634-4364

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

10:00 A.M. — MACOUN, SASK.

DIRECTIONS FROM MACOUN: 4 MILES SOUTH GPS CO-ORDINATES: N 49-15.558, W 103-15.584 WATCH FOR SIGNS **LIVE INTERNET BIDDING!** TRACTORS JOHN DEERE 8450 4WD TRACTOR;CASE 2290 2WD TRACTOR; CASE 1494 2WD TRACTOR & CASE 66L FRONT END LOADER WITH 3PTH SEEDING & TILLAGE 24’ SEED HAWK AIR DRILL WITH 12” SPACING AND ONBOARD MAGNUM 257 AIR TANK; CASE 32 FT FIELD CULTIVATOR;29’ INTERNATIONAL 55 DT CULTIVATOR WITH FRIGGSTAD HARROWS; 24’ MALCAM DT CULTIVATOR WITH DEGELMAN HARROWS; MELROE 5 BOTTOM PLOW; CO-OP G-100 DISCERS; DIAMOND HARROW/PACKER DRAWBAR HARVEST EQUIPMENT MASSEY FERGUSON 860 SP COMBINE & MASSEY FERGUSON 9001 PICK-UP HEADER WITH 2750 HOURS, MASSEY FERGUSON 9024 STRAIGHT CUT HEADER; MASSEY FERGUSON 9030 STRAIGHT CUT HEADER;

30’ JOHN DEERE 590 PT SWATHER; BUHLER FARM KING STEEL DRUM SWATH ROLLER MISC EQUIPMENT 90’ FLEXI-COIL 62 FIELD SPRAYER; DEGELMAN PTO ROCK PICKER; 100 GALLON SLIP TANK & ELECTRIC PUMP; 1250 GALLON POLY WATER TANK; TRIMBLE EZ GUIDE 500 GPS TRUCKS 1977 DODGE 600 3 TON GRAIN TRUCK; 1984 GMC SIERRA 1500 PICK-UP TRUCK; GRAIN STORAGE & HANDLING 4 – TWISTER 2300 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM GRAIN BINS; 1 - TWISTER 4000 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM GRAIN BIN; 2 – BEHLEN 2950 BUSHEL GRAIN BINS ON CEMENT; 2 – WESTEEL 3300 BUSHEL GRAIN BINS ON CEMENT; WESTEEL 2750 BUSHEL GRAIN BIN ON

CEMENT; WESTEEL 1650 BUSHEL GRAIN BIN ON WOOD FLOOR; OPI STORMAX GRAIN TEMPERATURE MONITOR & CABLES; MOTOMCO 919 MOISTURE TESTER; SAKUNDIAK 7 X 45 AUGER & 16 HP KOHLER ENGINE; SAKUNDIAK 7 X 51 AUGER & 18HP ONAN ENGINE; HYDRAULIC BIN SWEEP YARD EQUIPMENT HONDA 250 BIG RED; DEINES ZERO TURN MOWER; CRAFTSMAN SNOW BLOWER; JOHN DEERE LAWN MOWER; SHUR LIFT PRESSURE WASHER; 3PTH 5FT FLAIL MOWER; 3PTH 6FT CULTIVATOR; 3PTH 6FT ONE WAY DISC; 3PTH 7FT ALLIED SNOW BLOWER SHOP TOOLS COMPLETE LINE OF TOOLS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION

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to investigate a report of some illegal activity. Two young men who had been confronted by staff were spat upon by the male patrons when they fled the scene. The incidents remains under investigation. Police remained busy on March 29, responding to domestic disputes and two separate fraud incidents regarding unpaid taxi fares. On the night of March 29, EPS members responded to a complaint from a lounge regarding two men in an illegal exchange of goods and money. One man was located by police and charged for possession of a controlled substance. He has an April 27 court date. Later that evening, the second person involved in the exchange was located and brought to the station where he was not charged but had his vehicle thoroughly searched by police. Police also responded to a call regarding young people running from door to door, ringing door bells in a residential area on the northwest side of the city. Police made a patrol of the area but were unable to uncover the mischief-makers. A male patron who was observed urinating in public after leaving a local lounge, was charged by police and faces a $250 fine. On the night of March 30, EPS members spent a great deal of time attempting to track down a man who had threatened to harm himself while driving into Estevan. EPS members were joined by members of the local detachment of the RCMP in attempting to locate the male driver but were unsuccessful. The incident remains under investigation. A complaint was registered by a local restaurant after a female in her 40s, stole property from a staff member and then left without paying her tab. The incident was looked into by police and the woman was located. The stolen keys were returned to their owner and the matter remains under investigation.

DAVE & DOREEN MacCUISH

(306) 486-4911 OR d.maccuish@sasktel.net

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014

10:00 A.M. — FROBISHER, SASK.

DIRECTIONS FROM FROBISHER: 3 MILES SOUTH WATCH FOR SIGNS **LIVE INTERNET BIDDING!** TRACTORS FORD VERSATILE 876 4WD TRACTOR; NEW HOLLAND TM 135 FWA TRACTOR & QUICKE Q980 FRONT END LOADER WITH 2455 HOURS; MASSEY FERGUSSON 2745 2WD TRACTOR; MASSEY FERGUSSON 35 2WD TRACTOR; HARVEST & HAYING EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 9500 SP COMBINE & JOHN DEERE 214 PICK-UP HEADER; 30’ JOHN DEERE 930R STRAIGHT CUT HEADER; JOHN DEERE 567 ROUND BALER NET WRAP; PREMIER 2900 SP SWATHER & 30’ MACDON 960 DRAPER HEADER; 16’ MACDON 922 HAY HEADER; GOLDEN BELL STRAIGHT CUT HEADER TRAILER; GLEANER N-6 SP COMBINE WITH 2238 Hours; GLEANER 30 FT STRAIGHT CUT HEADER; JIFFY BALE PROCESSOR; MORRIS 14 BALE HAY HIKER; FARMKING ROLLER MILL SEEDING & TILLAGE 32’ SEEDHAWK 32-12 AIR DRILL; 12 Inch Spacing, Onboard 110 Bushel Seed Tank, Onboard 1450 Gallon Liquid Tank, 35’ BOURGAULT 8810 AIR SEEDER & JOHN DEERE 787 AIR TANK; 10” Spacing, Single Shoot, Heavy Shanks,

43’ CASE 5800 CULTIVATOR; DEGELMAN STRAWMASTER 7000 HEAVY HARROWS & VALMAR 4400 WITH 2 Way Hydraulic Tine Angle; 43’ MORRIS CULTIVATOR & VALMAR 240; MORRIS MAGNUM CP731CULTIVATOR; BIG G 24FT TANDEM DISC; VALMAR 240 GRANULAR APPLICATOR; SPRAYER 90’ WILLMAR Eagle 8200 SP HIGH CLEARANCE SPRAYER WITH 2500 Hours, 90 Feet, 825 Gallon Stainless Tank, Auto steer Trimble Auto Mapping, Auto Boom Shut Off; CHEM HANDLER I; 12V CHEMICAL TRANSFER PUMP & METER TRUCKS 1988 INTERNATIONAL S1900 TANDEM AXLE GRAIN TRUCK; 1976 FORD F-600 GRAIN TRUCK; 1975 WESTERN STAR TANDEM AXLE WATER TRUCK; TRAILER 14’ 2003 WILKINSON BUMPER PULL STOCK TRAILER; GRAIN STORAGE & HANDLING 3 – GOEBEL 3500 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM BINS; 2 – GOEBEL 4200 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM BINS; 10 000 BUSHEL STEEL GRAIN RING;

WESTFIELD MK 13-71 SWING AUGER; WALINGA 510 GRAIN VAC; BRANDT 7 X 45 AUGER & KOHLER ENGINE; FARM KING 8 X 51 PTO AUGER; LIQUID FERTILIZER STORAGE PATTISON 8300 GALLON LIQUID TANK; 2 – HOLD ON 4500 GALLON LIQUID TANKS; HOLD ON 1500 GALLON LIQUID TANK; APPROX 3000 GALLONS OF LIQUID FERTILIZER MISC EQUIPMENT SCHULTE 9600 3PTH SNOW BLOWER; LEON 36-14 6 WAY DOZER BLADE; HARLEY HIGH DUMP ROCK PICKER; 20’ HARLEY ROCK WINDROWER; C&J TRAILER POST POUNDER; 4 – YKS 20.5-25 WHEEL LOADER TIRES; YARD & SHOP EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE HPX GATOR WITH 380 Hours, ARCTIC CAT 3000 SNOW MACHINE; SNOW MACHINE SLEIGH; GENERAC SVP 5000 GENERATOR; EAGLE HORIZONTAL AIR COMPRESSOR; EASY CLEAN STEAM WASHER; ELECTRIC DIESEL FIRED WASHER; FLOATING SLOUGH PUMPS; 2” GAS POWERED WATER PUMPS; DEGELMAN SINGLE ACTING HYDRAULIC TINE ANGLE KIT 7000 HEAVY HARROW; PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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Envision in need of volunteers Submitted by the Envision Counselling and Support Centre

Envision Counselling and Support Centre needs a few good women. Women who are looking for something in the community, something bigger, something meaningful. They are invited to join the wonderful group of volunteers at Envision. Training starts this spring. There is no better time to become part of a group that wants to end violence. “We all have something to offer that will make our community a little stronger, a little more vibrant. And when we work together, there’s no limit to the heights we can reach,” said Patt Lenover-Adams, executive director at Envision. Violence affects everyone, all classes, genders, ages, ethnic and racial groups. It can happen to anyone at any

time. Statistics show 29 per cent of children will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. One in three teen dating relationships have physical aggression present. And sexual assault rates rose 156 per cent in Estevan last year. Those are just a few reasons why Envision Counselling amd Support Centre needs help to keep the 24-hour Abuse/ Sexual Assault Support Line running for another 20 years. Without dedicated volunteers they would not be able to offer 24 hour support. Currently Envision has 22 volunteers and are looking to add seven more. They treasure their volunteers, recognizing them at parties with anniversary gifts, summer barbeques and Christmas parties. “We like to recognise our volunteers anonymously for the great work that they do in our community and sur-

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BILL & BEV TATARLIOV SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 10:00 A.M. — MINTON, SASK.

DIRECTIONS FROM MINTON: 6 MILES NORTH ON HWY #6; 2-1/2 MILES EAST & 1/2 MILE NORTH WATCH FOR SIGNS **LIVE INTERNET BIDDING** TRACTORS VERSATILE 846 DESIGNATION 6 4WD TRACTOR; INTERNATIONAL 886 2WD TRACTOR & INTERNATIONAL 2350 FEL WITH GRAPPLE; FORD 1510 FWA YARD 18 HP DIESEL YARD TRACTOR 18 HP; 2002 NEW HOLLAND FWA EXTENDED BACK HOE, JOHN DEERE 70 SERIES ANTIQUE TRACTOR; HARVEST EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 9400 SP COMBINE & JOHN DEERE 912 PICK-UP HEADER WITH 2822 HOURS AND 2013 GREENLIGHTED; 25’ JOHN DEERE 925 STRAIGHT CUT HEADER; STRAIGHT CUT HEADER TRAILER SEEDING & TILLAGE 40’ JOHN DEERE 737 AIR DRILL & FLEXI COIL 1720 AIR CART; EZEE-ON 3590 TANDEM DISC, 33 Foot; 39’ CCIL 807 CULTIVATOR; CCIL 807 FIELD CULTIVATOR, CCIL 22 FOOT CULTIVATOR; 48’ EZEEON TINE HARROW BAR & BELINE GRANULAR APPLICATOR, 2-G100 CCIL 18’ DISCERS TRUCKS 1982 CHEV 70 3 TON GRAIN TRUCK;

1978 GMC 6000 3 TON GRAIN TRUCK; WWII ERA CHEV MILITARY TRUCK FOR RESTORATION HAYING & LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT VERMEER 605 ACCU-BALE PLUS XL SERIES ROUND BALER; 16’ NEW HOLLAND 1475 2300 SERIES HAYBINE;16’ 2002 SOUTHLAND 5TH WHEEL LIVESTOCK TRAILER; EZEE-ON POST POUNDER; COCKSHUTT HAY RAKE; QUANTITY OF LIVESTOCK STEEL GATES & PANELS; QUANTITY OF ROUND BALE FEEDERS; CALF SQUEEZE CHUTE TIPPING TABLE; FARM KING ROLLER MILL; HOMEBUILT 30 FOOT HAY WAGON; GRAIN HANDLING & STORAGE 5 - WESTEEL ROSCO 1950 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM GRAIN BINS; 2-TWISTER 1950 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM BINS; 2- TWISTER 2000 BUSHEL GRAIN BINS; 1-TWISTER 1100 BUSHEL HOPPER BOTTOM BIN; 2 -FLAMAN 3 HP AERATION FANS; 2-SAKUNDIAK 7X45 FOOT PTO GRAIN AUGERS; SAKUNDIAK 7X41 FOOT PTO GRAIN AUGER;

FARM KING 1365 GRAIN CLEANER; SAKUNDIAK 300 BUSHEL HOPPER WAGON; MISC. EQUIPMENT 5’ FORD 930A 3 PTH FINISHING MOWER; ALLIED 3 PTH 7 FOOT SNOW BLOWER; HYDRAULIC POST HOLE AUGER FEL MOUNT; 7’ SCHULTE FRONT MOUNT SNOW BLOWER; GAS POWERED FLOATATION PUMP; HONDA GAS BLOWER BROADCASTER RECREATIONAL VEHICLES JOHN DEERE DIESEL 6 X 4 GATOR ATV; JOHN DEERE BIG BUCK 650 QUAD ATV; HONDA 250 BIG RED ATC; 2- PANTERRA 90CC ATV QUADS 2WD; MISCELLANEOUS QUANTITY OF RAIL ROAD TIES; QUANTITY OF DIMENSIONAL LUMBER; 3 – 500 GALLON FUEL TANKS AND STANDS; SLIP TANK WITH ELECTRIC PUMP; ANTIQUE DEFIANCE STORE SCALE; ASSORTMENT OF CROCKS & COPPER BOILERS; ANTIQUE KITCHEN CUPBOARD; FORNEY STICK WELDER; HOUSEHOLD AND SHOP TOOLS; PLUS MUCH MORE !

rounding areas. The best part of my job is being creative in ways to show our volunteers how much we truly appreciate them,” said Laura Lausen, volunteer coordinator. “All the wonderful women we have volunteering with us all help on the line not because they are publicly acknowledged, but because they know the support is needed in Southeast Saskatchewan.” Being a part of a volunteer group has major benefits. A 2011 study found people who volunteer for selfless reasons, such as helping others, live longer than those who don’t lend a helping hand. Envision volunteers are able to help

from the comfort of their own homes with the use of a pager or their cell phones. There is flexibility, as volunteers sign up for shifts according to their own schedule, with a time commitment of about two shifts per month. Volunteers with small children report no problems or inconveniences during daytime shifts. And there are at least two people scheduled on the line at all times to offer support and guidance if needed. The 24-hour Abuse/Sexual Assault Support Line is funded by United Way donations, both Estevan and Weyburn locations. Envision is grateful for their support.

60 and Over Club notes Shirley Graham Correspondent Overheard at the checkout – “I’ve been standing here so long, I’m going to miss my show.” Clerk – “Oh you’ll make it with a strong tailwind and a new broom!” A reminder of the meeting on April 3 at 12.30. Preparations for our “Jam Session” on the 13th, also the bridge tournament on April 23. will be discussed. The cost $10 and lunch will be provided. Be sure to put your name on the list, please.

Bridge Winners were: First: Carrie Leptick Second: Margaret Sawyer Third: Irma Lesiuk Cribbage Winners were: First: Helen Marriott Second: Brian Calfas Third: Clarence Morgan Husband in jail writes his wife – “Don’t dig up the backyard to plant the potatoes. I buried the money there.” Wife to husband – “Dear, the sheriff dug up the backyard.” “Okay wife, now you can plant the potatoes!”

Congratulations! The Estevan Mercury & Southeast Trader Express would like to congratulate

Devon and Preston Zimmerman

winners of our $100 monthly draw for all our carriers. The Estevan Mercury and Southeast Trader Express would like to thank you, Devon and Preston, and all our carriers for their hard work and dedication.

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ROBERT MOFFAT (306) 695-7795

FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014

10:00 A.M. — ABERNETHY, SASK.

DIRECTIONS FROM ABERNETHY: 11 MILES SOUTH GPS coordinates N 50-36.351, W 103-25.708 WATCH FOR SIGNS **LIVE INTERNET BIDDING!** REAL ESTATE NE-2-19-11-W2 RM OF ABERNETHY #186 * 12 ACRES WITH MATURE SHELTERBEL *1196 SQ FT 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW*WOOD BASEMENT *VINYL SIDING & WINDOWS*NEWER SHINGLES, SOFFITS & EVES*NATURAL GAS ENERGY EFFICIENT FURNACE*DEEP WELL WITH WATER SOFTNER & IRON FILTER*40 X 60 QUONSET *24 X 26 GARAGE TRACTORS CASE 9270 4WD TRACTOR; CASE 2390 2WD TRACTOR; MASSEY FERGUSSON 180 2WD TRACTOR WITH FEL; INTERNATIONAL 706 DIESEL TRACTOR; MASSEY HARRIS 44 TRACTOR; 2-MASSEY HARRIS 30 TRACTORS HARVEST EQUIPMENT CASE IH 2388 SP COMBINE WITH 2290 SEPERATOR HOURS, CASE IH 2188 SP COMBINE WITH 2720 HOURS; 30’ CASE IH 1042 STRAIGHT CUT DRAPER HEADER; 30’ MACDON 960 STRAIGHT CUT DRAPER HEADER; DIESEL CO-OP 550D SP SWATHER; 25’ CASE IH 8220 PT SWATHER; 30’ PRAIRIE STAR 4600 PT SWATHER; CO-OP 550D

SP SWATHER FOR PARTS; 18’ VERSATILE PT SWATHER; KOENDERS SWATH ROLLER SEEDING & TILLAGE 40’ MORRIS MAXIM II AIR DRILL & MORRIS 8336 AIR TANK; 70’ DEGELMAN STRAWMASTER 7000 HEAVY HARROW; 29’ MORRIS CP-725 MAGNUM CULTIVATOR; 35’ MASSEY FERGUSSON CULTIVATOR & ANHYDROUS KIT; 36’ MORRIS ROD WEEDER; 14’ MASSEY FERGUSSON CULTIVATOR; CO-OP DISCERS TRUCKS 1983 DIESEL GMC 3500 ONE TON TRUCK; 1974 CHEV C-60 GRAIN TRUCK; 1975 FORD F-700 FLAT DECK TRUCK; SPRAYER 100’ BRANDT QF 1000 FIELD SPRAYER; GPS EZ GUIDE PLUS LIGHTBAR; EZ STEER 500 AUTO STEER GRAIN STORAGE 9- GOEBEL 2495 BUSHEL BINS ON WOOD FLOORS; 4 – WESTEEL 2070 BUSHEL BINS ON STEEL FLOORS; 3 – WESTEEL 5500 BUSHEL BINS ON STEEL FLOORS;

4 – ROSCO 1600 BUSHEL BINS ON HOPPER BOTTOMS; 3-BUTLER 2400 BUSHEL BINS ON STEEL FLOORS; WESTEEL 4300 BUSHEL BIN ON STEEL FLOOR GRAIN HANDLING BRANDT 10 X 60 SWING AUGER; WHEATHEART 8 X 51 AUGER & MOVER; JOHNSON TRANSFER AUGER & HONDA ENGINE; HAUL ALL 2 COMPARTMENT TOTE TANK; ANTIQUE GRAIN WAGONS; YARD EQUIPMENT JOHN DEERE 445 EZ TRAK ZERO TURN MOWER; SWISHER 60” PT MOWER; CASE 446 GARDEN TRACTOR & TILLER; ACREAGE SPRAYERS MISC EQUIPMENT DEGELMAN 10 FT DOZER BLADE; DEGELMAN GROUND DRIVE ROCK PICKER; FARM EZE HD 170 MANURE WAGON; ANDERSON SQUARE BALE WAGON; COCKSHUTT HAY RAKE; SICKLE MOWER; 2-1000 GALLON WATER TANKS; 2-150 GALLON SLIP TANKS & ELECTRIC PUMPS; SANBORN 220V AIR COMPRESSOR

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MAPLE RIDGE FARMS LTD. JOHN & JAKKI STEPHENSON (306) 331-7625 OR (306) 331-9682

SATURDAY APRIL 5, 2014

10:00 A.M. — ABERNETHY, SASK.

DIRECTIONS FROM ABERNETHY: 5 MILES SOUTH, 1 MILE WEST, 2-1/2 MILES SOUTH GPS CO-ORDINATES: N 50-37.698 W 103-26.723 WATCH FOR SIGNS **LIVE INTERNET BIDDING!** TRACTORS JOHN DEERE 9630 4WD TRACTOR; JOHN DEERE 9420 4WD TRACTOR; JOHN DEERE 7820 FWA TRACTOR; JOHN DEERE 7210 FWA TRACTOR; JOHN DEERE 6410 FWA TRACTOR & JOHN DEERE 640 FRONT END LOADER; INTERNATIONAL 1086 2WD TRACTOR; WHITE 1270 2WD TRACTOR; HARVEST EQUIPMENT 2010 CASE IH 8120 SP COMBINE & CASE IH 2016 PICK-UP HEADER WITH 680 SEPERATOR HOURS; 2009 JOHN DEERE 9770 STS SP COMBINE & JOHN DEERE 615P PICK-UP HEADER WITH 895 SEPERATOR HOURS; 2009 JOHN DEERE 9770 STS SP COMBINE & JOHN DEERE 615P PICK-UP HEADER WITH 620 SEPERATOR HOURS, 36’ 2010 CASE IH 2152 DRAPER HEADER; 36’ 2009 MACDON D60-S DRAPER HEADER; 36’ 2009 JOHN DEERE 635D DRAPER HEADER; 2009 BRENT 1082 GRAIN CART; 2008 BRENT 620 GRAIN CART; SEEDING & TILLAGE BOUGAULT 3310 PHD AIR DRILL & BOURGAULT 6450 AIR CART; 65 Feet, 10 Inch Spacing, Single Shoot Atom Jet Openers Plus Liquid, Tow Between Leading Series Air Cart, 4 Compartment, Single Fan, Variable Rate Liquid Kit

PATTISON CB 3200 LIQUID FERTILIZER CADDY; 70’ DEGELMAN STRAWMASTER 7000 HEAVY HARROW; DEGELMAN 7651 LAND ROLLER; 39’ DEGELMAN 2000 DT CULTIVATOR SPRAYER & EQUIP 120’ 2010 CASE IH PATRIOT 4420 SP SPRAYER WITH 1570 HOURS, 4-GOODYEAR 380/90R-46 SPRAYER TIRES & RIMS; VALE SOLUTIONS SPRAYER TIRE JACK; CHEM HANDLER III; 2-1400 GALLON POLY TANKS; GPS STAR FIRE 3000 RECIEVER;STAR FIRE ITC; STAR FIRE 300 TRUCKS & TRAILERS 2006 INTERNATIONAL 9400i TANDEM AXLE AUTOMATIC GRAIN TRUCK; 1997 FREIGHTLINER TANDEM AXLE GRAIN TRUCK; 2003 VOLVO TANDEM AXLE HWY TRUCK; 1997 INTERNATIONAL EAGLE 9400 TANDEM AXLE HWY TRUCK; 2007 DODGE CUMMINS 3500 4WD ONE TON DUALLY CREW CAB AUTO TRUCK; 2001 DODGE CUMMINS 4WD 2500 EXTENDED CAB TRUCK; 53’ 2009 WILSON TRI-AXLE GRAIN TRAILER; 53’ 2000 DOEPKER TANDEM AXLE STEP DECK TRAILER WITH HIGH CLEARANCE SPRAYER CRADLE;

30’ 2009 TRAILTECH TRIPLE AXLE GOOSENECK FLATDECK TRAILER; 18’ 2009 TRAILTECH TANDEM AXLE BUMPER PULL FLATDECK TRAILER; 2008 SILVERLITE FREEDOM TANDEM AXLE 2 HORSE TRAILER; MARSHALL S-5 SINGLE AXLE UTILITY TRAILER WITH DUMP GRAIN HANDLING LOFTNESS GBL GRAIN BAGGER; LOFTNESS GBL GRAIN BAG EXTRACTOR; 2009 REM 27 HUNDRED GRAIN VAC; 2010 BRANDT 13 X 90 SWING AUGER W/ REMOTE MOVER; WHEATHEART 8 X 51 AUGER, MOVER & KOHLER ENGINE; BRANDT 10 X 60 SWING AUGER; WESTFIELD 10 X 61 SWING AUGER; SAKUNDIAK 7 X 41 AUGER & HONDA ENGINE; KENDON 150 BUSHEL HOPPER WAGON; GRAHAM SEEDS G-3 SEED TREATER AUGER; GALVANIZED UPRIGHT SEED TREATER MISC EQUIPMENT SCHULTE XH-1500 20 FT ROTARY MOWER; SCHULTE 9600 3PTH SNOW BLOWER; DEGELMAN GROUND DRIVE ROCK PICKER; FRONTIER BALE SPEER; AGRATOR 3PTH ROTO TILLER; 3PTH BOX SCRAPER; 3PTH CULTIVATOR; CORRAL PANELS & GATES

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Ph: (306) 634-9512, (306) 421-2928, (306) 487-7815

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Community garden proponents ready to roll By Norm Park normpark@estevanmercury.ca

The Estevan Community Garden project received an optimistic response and a few potential new members last Wednesday evening. Chantelle Dubreuil, one of the proponents of the garden project spoke to 17 of Estevan’s newer citizens who were attending the Estevan Area Literacy Group’s English as another language class conducted by the Southeast Regional College in Spruce Ridge School. Dubreuil explained the purpose and advantages of getting involved in a community garden project, and following her presentation, the class participants exercised some of their newly acquired English skills by telling classmates and guests where they were from and what vegetables they enjoyed eating. The community gardeners are still waiting for a green light from Estevan’s City Hall regarding their request to make use of a two-lot piece of property along Lynd Crescent that is not slated for any residen-

tial development. “There is enough space there for 28 community garden spaces, but for now, we’re planning to have just 12 garden strips to start with,” said Dubreuil who noted that seven garden plots are already spoken for, and following her presentation to the newcomers, there were at least two more very interested respondents willing to sign a prospective sheet to reserve a plot, and perhaps even a few more participants within the next week. “It will cost us as a group about $2,400 to build the raised garden beds and gain access to a water supply,” Dubreuil said. “We hope to get the go-ahead from council soon so we can claim some ownership of this land and get down to cleaning the lot and building the garden beds with a couple of work bees,” she added. Kathryn Roberton, co-ordinator of the literacy program in Estevan, said newcomers to Estevan often end up in small apartments where they feel enclosed and unable to branch out and explore

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the city. The idea of getting their own garden plot might just appeal to them since many are familiar with farming or gardening. It’s also an excellent way to get to know other people in the city. Dubreuil said the gardens will be all organic, meaning there will be no pesticides or chemical fertilizers applied and no genetically modified seeds being planted. “It could be a nice educational experience for everyone and an opportunity to help one another. Kids who get involved will learn where their vegetables come from and for many people, tending to a garden plot is pretty therapeutic,”

said Dubreuil. She added that if some people from other countries decide to get involved, it will open up more diversification doors and local gardeners will be able to learn something from our newest citizens. The community garden group has been assured by the city officials that the land in question will never be used for residential development since it is located under a power line and is too close to the valley. Yet there is easy access to the land from the front. Building the garden beds will be first on the list and the garden team is not planning to fence the plots in, at least not this year, hoping that neighbours and

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The $10 membership fee and $20 or $30 charge for the plots should cover the start-up costs for the members. Active members this year will get preference for next year, said the community garden promoter. The expectations are that if this year’s venture is successful, the participants will be able to expand the gardening project next season. Dubreuil said there is policy in place already that if a participant seeds a plot but then proceeds to neglect it, that plot will be taken over by the membership and will be allocated to the next person on the waiting list, once that is established. “If garden raiding becomes an issue, and we don’t think it will be, but if it is, we have security measures that can be used, and we’ll also try to heighten the awareness of the neighbourhood if that’s going on,” she said. Further information regarding the community garden project may be obtained by contacting estevancommunitygardens@ gmail.com or Dubreuil at 306-421-8785.

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Work on truck bypass ongoing Barring any unforeseen delays, the heavy truck bypass around Estevan will be ready for use in 2015. Although the winter has slowed the pace of work, construction crews have been making steady progress on the bypass, which is expected to cost around $40 million. Joel Cherry of the Ministry of Highway and Infrastructure said pre-construction work began in the fall and included such tasks as clearing the right of way, removing impediments such as trees, grading and installing culverts. “This year during the construction season we plan to complete the grading and start surfacing and the truck route’s planned to be completed and open to traffic in 2015,” Cherry said. The much-anticipated bypass has been plagued by delays and controversy. Word of the province’s desire to build the route around the city first emerged in the late 2000s and it was around that time when many concerns about the intersections with Highway 39 emerged.

Earth work on the Estevan truck by-pass route is continuing. Ministry of Highways said the project remains on schedule for completion in 2015. The initial plan called for the west intersection to be near the turnoff to the Pioneer Grain Terminal and Rafferty Dam road. A number of citizens expressed worry that locating the intersection in that area would create traffic congestion and unsafe conditions. It was eventually decided

the safer move was to locate the intersection further west of the terminal. With the route decided upon, the government moved to the land acquisition stage and once again faced opposition as many landowners were angered by what they felt was a lowball offer from the province. Others expressed concern about the truck route crossing their land and a lack of access to certain areas of their property. After a protracted battle, work finally began in earnest in 2013 and will pick up again once the weather improves, Cherry said. “We plan to have the grading completed to begin paving later on in the construction season this year.” Along with the continued work on the bypass, the Ministry of Highways will be repaving the section of Highway 39 from Estevan to Macoun. They are also expected to begin pre-construction planning on the twinning of Highway 39 from Estevan to Regina and from Estevan to Bienfait.

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Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vicepresident, Prairie and Agri-business.

Small business optimism rebounds

After dipping through the first two months of the year, Saskatchewan small business owners are feeling more optimistic. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its latest monthly Business Barometer, and it showed that optimism climbed to 66.4 in March, from 63.6 in February. That is still below November’s index of 71.4, but Saskatchewan small business owners’ hiring plans are the strongest recorded since measurement began

in 2009. “With small business optimism in Saskatchewan rebounding nicely this month, it looks like many of the measures in the Federal Budget, along with recent actions to address the grain backlog are having a positive impact,” said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB’s vicepresident, Prairie and Agribusiness. “We are also encouraged to see Saskatchewan once again lead the pack on indicators like hiring plans and the general state of business health. While

CFIB’s barometer survey was completed on March 18, one day before the 2014 Saskatchewan budget, we know entrepreneurs are pleased the budget is balanced, controls spending and avoids a tax hike. We commend the provincial government for introducing a budget that sends the right message to small business owners, maintains our competitive edge and helps keep Saskatchewan moving forward.” Nationally, small business owners are ending March with a slightly less

optimistic tone, closing off the month at 64.1, a barely perceptible 0.3 decline from February levels and very close to its January mark. So far, business operating conditions in 2014 have been stable but not overly robust. Overall, there has been increased optimism throughout the prairies – Alberta (72.7), Saskatchewan (66.4) and Manitoba (63.7). Business sentiment in Ontario (63.7) is also up, but by less than a point. Little change is coming from British Columbia (71.2),

Nova Scotia (57.9) and New Brunswick (56.9), while optimism has dipped in Newfoundland & Labrador (65.9), Quebec (58.7) and Prince Edward Island (57.6). Results and the full report are available at: www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/ barometer Provincial highlights include: • 56 per cent of businesses in Saskatchewan say their overall state of business is good (36 per cent nationally), 5 per cent say it is bad (14 per cent nationally);

• 39 per cent of Saskatchewan businesses plan to increase full-time employment in the next 3 to 4 months (26 per cent nationally) and 5 per cent plan to decrease employment (7 per cent nationally). • The shortage of skilled labour (36 per cent) remains the main operating challenge; tied with Alberta for highest in Canada. • Major cost pressures for small business include: wages (44 per cent); fuel/ energy (40 per cent); and taxes and regulations (39 per cent).

Min. wage to increase Interest remains high Saskatchewan’s minimum wage will be increasing in the fall. The government announced Monday that the province’s minimum wage will rise from $10 to $10.20 per hour effective October 1. They also plan to introduce regulations to provide for regular indexing of the minimum wage each year. “Increasing the minimum wage will give minimum wage earners more disposable income and improve their standard of living,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “Indexation of the minimum wage will provide security for minimum wage earners and ensure predictability for business owners in the province. Since 2007, we have increased the minimum wage in Saskatchewan six times and have 14035SS03

gone from $7.95 to $10.20. That’s 28 per cent, which is well ahead of the rate of inflation.” Highlights of the new minimum wage regulation will include: •  Indexation formula will be based on the equal weighting of the percentage changes in the Consumer Price Index and Average Hourly Wage for the previous year. • A change in the minimum wage will be announced on or before June 30 of each year, with that change coming in effect on October 1 of the same year. Coincidentally, the government noted that average weekly earnings in the province were $953.92 in January of 2014, the third highest among the provinces according to a report released by Statistics Canada Monday.

Nationally, the average earnings were $924.77. “Saskatchewan’s wage levels remain among the highest in the country,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said. “Our strong economy allows employers to pass on the benefits in terms of higher compensation, and that is an asset when it comes to attracting new workers to the province.” There was a 3.5 per cent increase in wages in January 2014 compared with last January. On a national basis, wages were up 3.0 per cent. “Over the last year, Saskatchewan’s wage increases continue to outpace the national rate,” McMillan said. “Today’s report shows people in our province are enjoying a better quality of life and rising wages.”

in Sask. job market Saskatchewan is continuing to draw a great deal of attention from job seekers. According to a government press release, website traffic to saskjobs. ca reached over one million in February, marking a 5.2 per cent year-over-year increase. The majority of February’s visits came from Saskatchewan (75 per cent), while 17 per cent came from other provinces and 8.0 per cent internationally. Once again, visits from Alberta topped all other provinces, and increased by 35.3 per cent, while the Philippines had the highest amount of visitors among international jurisdictions, with an in-

crease of 92.3 per cent. “We’re pleased to see SaskJobs.ca accomplishing what it set out to do by attracting thousands of postings and millions of visitors each month,” Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan said. “The demand for skilled workers in Saskatchewan has never been higher, and SaskJobs. ca is addressing that challenge by helping the right people find the job that’s right for them.” In February, 13,690 job postings were advertised on SaskJobs from across 339 communities, marking a slight increase from January. The most in demand occupations were those in sales and service occupations and trades/transport/equipment

operations. These two categories accounted for almost two-thirds of all job vacancies last month. The demand for skilled workers continues to increase, as nearly half (47 per cent) of all jobs posted in February were oriented toward higher skill levels that require some sort of post-secondary training. Regionally, vacancies were up in Biggar (39.3 per cent), Prince Albert-North (15.7 per cent) and Swift Current-Moose Jaw (11.4 per cent). Locally, there were 1,222 jobs posted for the Estevan area as of Monday morning. The bulk of the open jobs are in the trades, transport and construction and the sales and service sectors.

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“Sask 1st Call has successfully worked with contractors and homeowners for over a decade to ensure ground disturbance work is done safely,” Sask 1st Call Manager Barb Tchozewski said. “Whether you’re doing a major excavation project or some finishing touches in your yard, be sure to call Sask 1st Call to have those underground lines marked in advance.” Failing to have underground infrastructure lines properly marked can result in significant consequences, including lengthy project delays, costly damage to lines and equipment, disruption of essential services, property damage, environmental concerns, along with serious personal injury and even

death. Damage prevention is a shared responsibility and is in everyone’s best interest, reminds Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance Executive Director Daryl Posehn. However, he cautions that safe digging responsibilities don’t end once a line is located. “Accidental line damage is a dangerous trend that puts people and their surrounding communities at great risk,” Posehn said. “This is a direct result of people digging first and planning later so it’s really critical that individuals have a safe dig plan in place before beginning to work. With proper planning put solidly in the forefront – and having a line locate com-

pleted is the first step – the excavation process can be done safely and quickly.” The Contractor Safety Awareness Association is holding a series of Contractor Safety Breakfasts starting the first week of April in 29 locations across the province to help promote Safe Digging Month. Watch for information about the breakfast being held in your area. The SCGA is a member-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring worker and public safety, environmental protection and the integrity of services by promoting effective damage prevention practices in connection with underground infrastructure activities. For more information,

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The Relay for Life was officially launched and the wheels are in motion with everything heading toward the June 7 event. With the event to be held at the Civic Auditorium, Relay Chairwoman Elva Iwanchuk put the call out for teams to register and begin raising pledges during the brief ceremony in the foyer of the Estevan Shoppers Mall on Saturday afternoon. The launch focused on the symbols and metaphors as Iwanchuk drew the audience’s attention to a small table next to the stage, calling it a place of “dignity and honour.” The seat was empty to recognize those who are no longer here, the white tablecloth was symbolic of the pristine garb of the doctors who work with cancer patients, a slice of lemon was placed on the plate to recall the “bitter battle with the disease,” and salt marked the tears shed by both patients

This year’s Relay for Life was officially launched during a brief ceremony at the Estevan Shoppers Mall on March 29. Roberta Yergens, Relay for Life specialist from the Canadian Cancer Society in Regina, spoke about what the organization does with the funds raised each year through the Relay events.

Cornerstone trustees get updated on special curriculum projects

Arlene Dobson and Aaron Hiske were a couple of guests of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division’s board of trustees on March 20 during their afternoon business session. Dobson recounted her experiences in Ontario while accepting an Outstanding Canadian P r i n c i p a l Aw a r d . T h e event includes a series of workshops and seminars conducted by Canadian business and social leaders. The same award was captured by former principal Lynn Little, who is now Cornerstone’s deputy director. Hiske, the school division’s curriculum coordinator, provided the trustees and senior administration with an update on career education programs that include consultants Dan Hardern and Moira Grayson. Hiske outlined the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program that awards high school credits while providing partnerships with industry with the credits beginning as early as Grade 9, if desired. Work experience in health care was another

outreach project, he noted, and he pointed out that online apprenticeship training from Grades 10 through 12 is available through the division’s Cyberstone School. An ambitious project for First Nations students is being conducted by Grayson, he said, involving transitions from federally sponsored reserve schools to the provincial system. He said credit transfers are important, and it was noted that if a student can attain a minimum of eight credits in a Grade 10 course, their chances of staying in school and achieving a Grade 12 graduation certificate are greatly enhanced. “We are seeing that getting those credits in Grade 10 is crucial,” said Hiske, noting that 24 credits are required to successfully graduate. Workplace experiences at the Bear Claw Casino and Hotel, as well as at a local trucking company, were instrumental in getting the students to a place where they could successfully complete their high school education. The counselling sessions have included pre-

sentations from the First Nations University of Canada professors and students who open the younger students’ eyes to the additional opportunities that open to them if they take on certain credit classes within the high school curriculum. In other Cornerstone business, it was reported

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as they do their lap, they absolutely feel the celebration from the crowd saying yes, you’ve done it, congratulations,” she added. “It feels great. I’m looking forward to it. I’m hoping we can get a lot of people out,” said Iwanchuk. “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so for one night, why should we?” She said they have five team kits taken out so far, and Iwanchuk will be bringing her team in from Manitoba. The local goal is $80,000 and the organizers are hoping to see at least 16 teams participating in the 12-hour event that will run overnight June 7 and into June 8. Last year in Saskatchewan, relays across the province raised $2.2 million and 1,852 survivors took part in survivor laps. More than 16,000 luminaries were lit during luminary ceremonies, held to remember friends or family who had cancer and died. “It’s exciting. It always is,” said Yergens about the launch. “It’s the first step for the city to realize oh, it’s relay time again. Now will be the push for people to start remembering to sign up their time or volunteer. The biggest thing is to make sure the survivors come. That’s what it’s about.”

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Friday, April 4 • 1:30 pm - Matinee of Short Comedies: Never Weaken, The Scarecrow, Mighty Like A Moose Friday, April 4 • 8:00 pm - The Immigrant, Steamboat Bill Jr. starring Buster Keaton Saturday, April 5 • 2:00 pm - Face on the Barroom Floor, The Wishing Ring, Kid Auto Races at Venice starring Charlie Chaplin Saturday, April 5 • 8:00 pm - Chicago Adults & Youths $10, Seniors & Children $5, All seats $5 for the matinees * Period Costumes Welcome * All of the movies will be accompanied on the piano by Rodney Sauer of Colorado who has accompanied silent movies for over 20 years. “... the results are often breathtakingly beautiful and always in the strict service of the film on the screen.” – The New York Times

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100th Birthday and Grand Opening of New Cinema Sunday, April 6 • 2:00 pm

Join us for a brief history of the Orpheum with Silent Funny Film Shorts to follow. Free admission, pop & popcorn! Door Prizes!

Join us the rest of the week for movies from every decade! Saturday, April 12 at 9 pm Free Admission! 30’s & 40’s: Monday, April 7 Marx Bros. Go West • 6:45 pm Dodge City • 8:30 pm 50’s & 60’s: Tuesday, April 8 Lady & The Tramp • 6:45 pm Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” • 8:30 pm 70’s & 80’s: Wednesday, April 9 Meatballs • 6:45 pm Rain Man • 9:00 pm 90’s & 2000’s: Thursday, April 10 My Big Fat Greek Wedding • 6:45 pm The Sixth Sense • 9:00 pm

Alan Frew of Glass Tiger & Band Singer/Songwriter, 5-time Juno Award winner, 5-time Canadian Classic Award winner and a Grammy nominee. Someday, So Blind, I’m Still Searching and Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) Tickets $65 taxes included

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Orpheum ready for a blast into the past What other Estevan business has been located at the same address, providing service and entertainment for local residents for over 100 years? The Orpheum Theatre, one of Estevan’s highlighted venerable structures has been offering up recitals, theatrical dramas, lectures, vaudeville performances and yes, the occasional movie, at the same address on Fourth Street since 1914. Now, owners Allan and Jocelyn Dougherty are wanting to share some 100th anniversary fun with their guests by holding a special film and historical festival that will also celebrate the official opening of the theatre’s second cinema that was just recently completed at the same location. The new outlet features luxurious seating, wide screen and enhanced surround sound. The couple has not cut any corners during the extensive renovation and addition as they have completely revamped washroom facilities, added fresh components to the projection booths, installed floor-to-ceiling acoustical materials and provided a new look to the lobby and entrance area. The Orpheum takes up a piece of property that measures 75 x 120 feet and Allan Dougherty and his company served as general contractors for the

project that went through a few logistical and red tape issues prior to completion. Ultimately they came out on the far end with a two-screen theatre that will continue to feature first-run movies as well as concerts and other special events for years to come in either the main theatre with close to 400 seats or the second, stadium-styled addition that features 166 seats. The grand opening is now slated for April 6 at the theatre with the presentation of a short history of the theatre followed by a series of short comedic silent films that will be accompanied by Rodney Sauer of Colorado who is not only a pianist but also a silent film music historian. That evening will feature the first “talkie” movie that ever played in Estevan. That was in 1929 when the Orpheum ran the movie Alibi starring Chester Morris. The Dougherty’s have been able to track that movie down and procured the rights to show it once again. The couple have managed to gather other pieces of movie memorabilia over the years, including old movie posters and film reels. In fact, Allan pointed out, because there was ample space in the projection room, they decided to retain the Orpheum’s 35mm film projectors even

Al and Jocelyn Dougherty though that era of movie projection is quickly dying off. He has even purchased a few 35mm movies and cartoons for a collection. The couple have been informed that if they retain the 35mm capabilities, their theatre will be one of only a few in North America that will be capable of featuring such films within

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Serving entertainment in various capacities ← A3 One of Hollywood’s first $1 million movies, A Daughter of the Gods, starring Annette Kellerman also played at the Orpheum with adults being admitted for 50 cents and children for 25 cents with the theatre offering a money-back guarantee if the film and story didn’t meet the viewer’s expectations. By 1919, the famed vaudeville circuit that had come to Estevan on a regular basis, was in jeopardy, and the Orpheum announced that the last vaudeville show of the season, and perhaps ever,

would be staged on Dec. 2 due to lack of interest in the more recent productions. But if vaudeville was dying, the St. Giles Dramatic Society wasn’t in 1919 and their Dec. 11 production entitled Uncle, played to an enthusiastic local audience. Prior to that, there had been a mass meeting of returned soldiers, held in the Orpheum on Nov. 30 to help the returned men re-establish in the community and provide a series of lectures for the future. The event also featured the music of the Big Four Orchestra.

During the First World War, the Orpheum hosted a number of Red Cross nights, and by the fall of 1919, management stated the theatre would have to close for a few nights while they installed a new dual heating plant that would increase the comfort level for patrons. By the end of the Second World War, the Orpheum had established itself as a “go-to” establishment for news as well as entertainment. In the 1950s, the theatre conducted a popular Best Waitress competition that

was won by Joyce Smyth with W. Blomberg and Hazel Lutes as first and second runner-ups. Then there was a 30-voice choral concert in May of 1950, and in the fall, the Orpheum ran a serious gut-wrenching 18-minute documentary on the recent Winnipeg flood. The Muss family entered the Orpheum picture in the early 1960s, taking ownership in 1962. With Frank Muss’ passing in 1990 the theatre continued in the family, with sons Earl and Chuck and daughter Alice King assuming ownership

with Earl and Alice continuing on the operations side. “The Muss family really wanted to sell to another family, not a corporation, so Jocelyn and I made the decision and the move because we were very interested in doing just that,” said Allan Dougherty. They took full ownership by 1998. “Even sitting in the theatre back then I envisioned two screens, but not necessarily just cutting the existing theatre in two and running a wall between them. Some theatres did that, and it didn’t work well for sound or con-

venience,” he said. That’s when the time became right to start building a second screen for the theatre and the Doughertys decided to do it right. This also marks their second round of upgrading the sound systems that includes individual sound enhancement and the surround sound. Major renovations a few years earlier included the installation of new and much more comfortable and convenient seats in Cinema 1. A full list of events surrounding the 100th anniversary can be found on A16.

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Harris signs AHL tryout One day he signed a tryout contract. The next, he was playing professional hockey. So it goes for Brant Harris, the Estevan forward who is getting a chance to showcase his skills in the American Hockey League after agreeing to a tryout with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Monday. The tryout is for 25 games, and with the Tigers having 15 games left in their regular season and virtually out of playoff contention, it essentially gives Harris the rest of the season to make an impression. Still, he said, “at any point they can send you back or sign you or whatever.” Harris didn’t have much time to get used to his new team, as he took part in his first practice on Monday and played his first AHL game on Tuesday, a home game against the Springfield Falcons. “There’s a spot for me for a game or two to see how I do. They obviously can’t guarantee me a spot after that, but they’ll give me an opportunity and that’s all I can ask for,” Harris said. “I’m not really expecting too much. I don’t want to get in there and think I’ve got to do something different than what I’ve done my whole career. I’ll get that taste and push the envelope and do what I do well and we’ll see where it goes from there.” When the Tigers asked Harris what kind of role he could play for the club, he said his game involves “putting pucks to the net, going to the net, that kind of simple game, playing hard and being hard to play against is a big one.” Harris didn’t have to go far to join his new club, as the Tigers are located in Bridgeport, Conn., and Harris recently wrapped up a four-year career with the UConn Huskies, where he served as the team’s captain. While preparing for his AHL debut, Harris said he would try to treat it just like any other game. “I’m hoping it won’t be too different. I’m trying not to think about it too much or throw myself off. I don’t think it’ll be too much different from what I’ve seen. “You’re playing against better players, but nothing changes in your game. I’m not looking to psych myself out but I imagine once I get out there I’ll just play my game.”

The Bienfait Coalers celebrated their fourth straight Big Six Hockey League championship on March 25 after sweeping the Midale Mustangs in the final. (Submitted photo)

Coalers four-peat as champs The Bienfait Coalers are on a run of dominance rarely seen before in the Big Six Hockey League. The Coalers defeated the Midale Mustangs 5-2 on March 26 to close out a sweep and win their fourth straight league championship. In more than 50 years of Big Six history, only one other team has won the league title four straight years, that being the Wawota Flyers in the early 1970s. Payden Benning scored twice for the Coalers in the deciding game, with Dustin Pratt, Dustin Stepp and Brennan Wrig-

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ley, with an empty netter, adding singles. Benning, who led the club in playoff scoring with 11 goals and 19 points, said the performance of netminder Jackson Walliser played a significant role in the final. “We had good goaltending. Jackson, in Game 4, if it wasn’t for him I know we wouldn’t have been able to stick it out. The only reason the series was short is we got a few bounces that went our way. Those first two games went to overtime and those games were anybody’s games.” The Coalers won the series opener 6-5 in double overtime and followed that up with a 3-2 overtime victory in Game 2. Benning said the team’s experience in the league semis against Carnduff, where they fell behind 2-1 before storming back to take the series, came in handy in those

games. “Through the regular season, we didn’t really have much pressure on us, so it was tough for our team. It was kinda new, battling adversity. When we played Carnduff and we (lost to Wynyard) in provincials, our team was learning finally to play against adversity and that helped against Midale. “We needed that adversity to finish the year strong because throughout the regular season, we didn’t really have to deal with that too much. It was nice to have a little parity in a game and a little parity in our league. The parity in our league showed in the playoffs.” After earning a couple of narrow victories to start the series, the Coalers took Game 3 by a score of 7-4, setting up the sweep. “In Game 3, we came to play and got a hot start,

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Gibney, Daae share Bruins’ MVP award Five days after their season came to an end, members of the Estevan Bruins gathered for one final hurrah on March 26 before going their separate ways. The Bruins recognized many of their players with hardware and gave their 20-year-olds a sendoff at their annual awards banquet. Goaltender Matt Gibney and left winger Austin Daae shared the team’s most valuable player award, which was handed out at the end of the evening. Gibney was a workhorse between the pipes this season, playing in 43 games with a .912 save percentage and 2.99 goalsagainst average. Daae, meanwhile, led the league in scoring with 71 points and was named the SJHL’s player of the year. He also picked up the Bruins’ top scorer award during the banquet. Daae, 20, said it meant even more to him to share the award with Gibney, a former teammate with Moose Jaw in

Goaltender Matt Gibney, third from right, accepts his playoff MVP award during the Estevan Bruins’ year-end banquet on March 26. Presenting the award, from left, are assistant coach Aren Miller, director of player personnel Cole Zahn, head coach Chris Lewgood, video coach Matt Dochylo and assistant coach Darnell Glass. midget AAA. “I think I’d rather have it that way than have it on my own. Playing with Gib in Moose Jaw and then having our final year together, being friends before and good buddies

throughout the year, I couldn’t ask for anyone else to share it with. I think it’s pretty cool.” For Gibney, the honour came as a surprise. “I was pretty shocked, actually. When the coach

Strippers ready for 32nd year A long-standing tradition in southeast Saskatchewan is set to resume this week. The 32nd annual Spring Bust oldtimers hockey tournament, put on by the Estevan Strippers, begins today. For the second straight year, there will be 36 teams in the field, including 30 men’s teams and six women’s teams. There are several new teams in the field, including the Bienfait Bulldogs, Norquay Nighthawks and OHL Hooters in the women’s division, the Estevan 89ers in the 30-plus division and the Woodley Whites in the 45-plus divi-

sion. The 89ers are comprised of the members of the 1989 Estevan bantam AA provincial championship team. There will be 20 teams at the 30-plus level, competing in the Sherritt Coal, Einar/Rod Fagerheim Memorial, Days Inn, Tap House and Preston Meyer Memorial Divisions. There will also be 10 teams at the 45-plus level, with six in the Ray Frehlick Division and four in the Bill Dutton Division. As always, there will be two cabarets during the tournament, held at the Power Dodge Curling Centre. Popular local band Crossroads will play on

Friday night, while Third Degree Birnz from Yorkton will return on Saturday night. Tournament action begins tonight, with four games on tap. At 7 o’clock, the Estevan Flyers will face the Estevan Taphouse Rookies at Affinity Place and the Carnduff Chiefs will play the Estevan Tower Wolves at the Civic Auditorium. At 8:30, the Weyburn Thrashers and Carlyle PureChem Hawks face off at Affinity Place, while the Oxbow Coyotes and Estevan Eclipse play at the Civic. The tournament will wrap up on Sunday with playoff games.

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started talking about how it was going to be a dual award, I thought it was going to be Austin and Tanner (Froese),” he said. “To be honoured with that is just beyond words, and I’m extremely thankful and grateful.” Gibney was also named the Bruins’ playoff MVP for a 10-game performance that saw him post a .943 save percentage, despite facing an average of 42 shots per game. The netminder also received the Audrey Shinske Dream On scholarship, presented for the second year by Melodye Pierson. Shinske, who passed away in 2013, was the wife of the late Bill Shinske, a former general manager of the Bruins and an SJHL Hall of Fame inductee. “I didn’t know (the Shinske family) personally, but knowing Mel, if

she says that it’s a prestigious award to win, then I know 110 per cent it is. I’m really grateful for that,” said Gibney. Other multiple award winners included Nolan Nicholas (rookie of the year and community involvement award), Keegan Allison (most underrated player and the Estevan Bruins training staff heart award) and Froese (iron man and most popular player). The Bill Shinske Ethics Award was presented to Corey Kosloski, while the Rocky Award was shared by Nick Egan and R.T. Rice. The Mr. Hustle award was shared by Austin Roesslein and Ben Johnstone. Other award recipients were Zach Douglas (top defenceman), equipment manager Richard Winton (volunteer of the year), David Robertson

(most improved player), Brett Lewchuk (Abe Berday Memorial Scholastic Award) and Keaton Longpre (most sportsmanlike player). Gibney said it’s tough to face the reality that his junior hockey career is over, but he added he will fondly remember his time in Estevan. “It sucks, to be honest. It sucks. I’ve done a lot of things, I’ve done a lot of good things, and to not be able to come to the rink every day with this group of guys anymore, it’s going to suck. It hasn’t really set in yet, but I’m definitely going to miss it. “I have nothing but good memories from my year in Estevan. I came in here, I didn’t really know anyone and everyone just took me in and made me feel welcome. The community and fans, everything was just amazing.”

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TS&M Bruins drop consolation final For the Estevan TS&M Bruins, it all boiled down to one game, and it was not their night. The club’s season came to an end on Friday as they lost 7-2 to the Saskatoon Outlaws in the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League consolation final. In an unusual format, the teams played just one game to decide the consolation title, and it was contested in Regina. “The series was

whittled down to a single, winner-take-all game and it didn’t have that flavour of a real final,” said Bruins head coach Tom Copeland. There were several factors that resulted in not playing a full series. Copeland said the Saskatoon club didn’t want to travel as far as Estevan, and the fact that midget AAA teams had begun their spring camps also worked against them. Copeland said he wanted to have a best-

of-three series, with the Bruins — who finished four points ahead of the Outlaws in the regular season — hosting a pair of games during the Strippers tournament this weekend. “I thought we could’ve gotten some pretty good crowds during the Strippers tournament.” The Outlaws scored the first five goals of the game, with the Bruins finally getting on the board late in the second period. “We just didn’t show

up in general. It could’ve been better. I think our interest level was low,” Copeland said. Goals from Mackenzie Walkington, Ethan Hill and Tyson Novakoski put the Outlaws ahead 3-0 after the first period, and Bailey Friesen extended their lead with two more in the second. Preston Brodziak scored Estevan’s first goal with two minutes left in the second period. Brodziak’s second of the night came two minutes into the third, but that was all the offence the Bruins would muster, as Saskatoon added two goals from

Jake Chartier to put the game away. Jeremy Dumaine and Ethan Veroba split the goaltending duties for the Bruins. The Outlaws went 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Bruins were 0-for-3. Copeland said he wasn’t satisfied with the Bruins’ finish this year, which saw them lose in the first round of the playoffs to the Melville Millionaires before moving to the consolation side. “I think our expectations should’ve been higher. I certainly thought we could’ve at least made

it into the second round. I think we were disappointed with that first round. “At the end of the day, we’re always going to be disappointed that we didn’t win the league. That’s what the expectation is. If we lower that standard, as coaches, we should be fired. There’s no reason the kids in and around Estevan shouldn’t be able to do that.” Copeland said he and his coaching staff have learned from their experiences this year and are optimistic about applying those things with next year’s team if they are selected to coach the club again.

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Bantam A Bruins Sharks win medals at provincials fall to Warriors The Estevan Century 21 Bruins forced a third and deciding game, but weren’t able to win it. A 4-1 road loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors on Sunday ended the season for the Bruins, as Moose Jaw won the Hockey Regina bantam A Tier II championship. The score from Sunday’s game was not available at press time. The teams played three games in as many nights, with Moose Jaw winning the opener 3-2 at home on Friday. The Bruins countered with a 4-2 victory on Saturday at the Civic Auditorium. In Game 2, the Bruins roared out to a 4-0 lead after two periods, courtesy of two goals from Preston Audet and singles from Kade McMillen and Jordan Stein.

Quinn Ingalls and Griffin Barrett scored for the Warriors in the third period. Shots on goal were 36-34 for Moose Jaw. Zack Miller was between the pipes for Estevan. In Game 1, the Warriors got the winner with two minutes left in regulation on a Hayden Wiebe goal. After a scoreless first period, Moose Jaw took a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the second on goals by Connor Gillies and Joshua Fitzpatrick. J.D. Gervais got the Bruins within a goal late in the second and Audet tied the game late in the third, only two minutes before Wiebe’s game-winner. The Warriors outshot the Bruins 48-25. Cody Levesque was in goal for Estevan.

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The Estevan Sharks water polo club sent two teams to spring provincials in Saskatoon on the weekend and both came home with medals. The Sharks’ atom team won silver and the bantam girls earned bronze. For the atoms, made up of players 12 and under, a 14-5 loss to Regina in the final on Sunday saw them come away with silver. They got to the final by beating Weyburn 12-7 in the semis. The atoms won two of their three round-robin games, beginning with a 10-8 victory over Saskatoon. The Sharks fell 10-7 to Regina in their second game before beating Weyburn 10-9. The bantam girls, meanwhile, fell 13-2 in the semis to a Saskaburn team

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and the Prince Albert Smashing Bananas in the semis. The Smashing Bananas defeated the Melfort Storm 25-17, 25-17 in the bronze medal match. Meanwhile, the Estevan Extreme earned bronze in Tier 3 of the 14-and-under women’s Sask Cup in North Battleford. After losing to Birch Hills BHK in the semis, the Extreme defeated the Prince Albert Smashing Bananas 25-23, 26-24 in the bronze medal match.

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Colbow, Irwin win title with Wings A pair of Estevan players are part of the Weyburn Gold Wings team that won the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League championship on Saturday. Defenceman Madison Colbow led the Gold Wings in scoring in the playoffs, with six goals and 11 points in as many games. She was second in

the league in playoff scoring. Goaltender Tamara Irwin served as the team’s backup and did not see any action during the playoffs, though she appeared in nine regular season games. Weyburn defeated the Regina Rebels in four games in the best-offive final, winning the clincher 3-1 on home ice.

Colbow scored for the Gold Wings in Game 4, along with Bailee Bourassa and Jenna Whitrow. Weyburn will now face the Manitoba champions in a best-of-three regional series. Their opponent will be either Westman or Pembina Valley, with the series opener being played Friday in Weyburn.

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A man charged with possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking was remanded in custody during Monday’s Estevan provincial court proceedings. Stephen Kaytor ap-

peared in the courthouse in shackles, with his lawyer agreeing to the remand. Kaytor also faces a charge of possessing property obtained by crime. He was remanded until

Hit and run investigation narrows Investigating officers are zeroing in on the operator of a truck that initiated a hit and run incident in Bienfait on March 2. The Estevan detachment of the RCMP said that on that night at the corner of Young Street and Carbon Avenue, a parked vehicle was struck by another vehicle during a community fundraising dinner in the nearby arena. Police say they have determined that the offending vehicle was a 1994 to 1998 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup. Because they have narrowed the investigation down to a few vehicles, the RCMP are suggesting that it would be best for the operator of the vehicle that was

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May 5 when he will make his next court appearance. In other proceedings, Robert Dane, charged with impaired driving, assaulting a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, appeared as his lawyer made an application to allow the defence to present new evidence and re-open the trial. Judge Karl Bazin gave a decision on the application, which requested the defence be allowed to find an expert witness to testify to the matters of hypothermia and mental shock and whether or not that could have affected his criminal responsibility. Bazin had already found Dane guilty at the trial. The judge said there was no evidence during the trial that would have suggested the accused may have suffered from a medical issue due to the cold during the

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It was even better than anticipated. Elusha Baird, a senior student at Lampman School returned recently from Ottawa where she attended a week-long Forum for Young Canadians, an event that will probably go a long way toward shaping her career and decisions going forward. Baird said much of the travel and accommodation costs associated with the adventure were covered through fundraising efforts that included support from the Lions Clubs of Lampman and Estevan and the Forum program itself, plus her own financial input. While in the country’s capital, Baird said they engaged in an intense schedule of events and activities including a visit with SourisMoose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki in the Chateau Laurier ballroom where they discussed grain transportation issues. “It was an evening with the MPs and it was good to see so many of them there. They understand how important it is to get young people involved,” she said. “I got to sit in the House of Commons, met Speaker Andrew Scheer. We mostly talked about football because he’s from Regina, and I sat in the Prime Minister’s chair, too,” she said with a smile.

The 80 or more forum candidates also observed a parliamentary debate regarding the Senate scandal, and the student, who just turned 18 and is now eligible to vote, said she was impressed with the demeanour of the participants. “It was interesting to see how they went at it and their speaking styles. Prime Minister Harper can almost appear emotionless while Thomas Mulcair (Official Opposition leader) spoke with a lot of passion. It’s most interesting to witness this live,” Baird said. “It’s a lot different from what I expected. It’s more like a high school cafeteria during a lunch break, and that’s not just during question period,” she said with a laugh. Baird said she took a lot of notes and observed party unity within the House of Commons. “The whole experience exposed me to a lot of brilliant minds. We had some great debates, planned and unplanned. We had one good one regarding Export Development Canada and the export of our products and insurance concerns when the buyer doesn’t pay. Where is the backing? Do you hold on or lose the deal? I got to represent EDC as we negotiated terms and tried to find common ground and at the end, we did. While we worked on it, we got to understand what goes into international deal making.”

Elusha Baird The Forum for Young Canadians also presented the delegates with the challenge of mounting a political campaign of their own to promote a person they felt would make the best prime minister. Names were bandied about including well known departed Canadians such as Terry Fox and Emily Carr. “Our team had David Suzuki,” she said. “And we won.” The delegates were formed into numbered teams, and Baird was a member of Team 8 and her teammates were from all over Canada. This was done with a purpose so that delegates wouldn’t cluster in provincial groups.

“They figured out I was from Saskatchewan pretty quick when I used the phrase bunny hug,” she said with a chuckle. On the speaker’s platform, Baird said she spoke out on immigration issues, whether to raise or lower numbers. She got to deliver the PM’s speech for her team and she felt she gave it one of her best efforts ever. “I had just heard Thomas Mulcair and PM Harper go at it so I had to decide on the passionate or the cool. Immigration is a subject close to me because it took me two years to get my Canadian citizenship, so it was great to talk about something

I had experienced and was passionate about myself,” the American-born student said. The young delegates also enjoyed a breakfast meeting with a group of senators and Baird said she was impressed by the number of women in the upper chamber. “The daily schedule ran from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and some sessions were grueling,” she said. The agriculture and dairy farmers lobbyists paid them a visit, too, and Baird noted that some of the young delegates from Ontario had worked on Parliament Hill so they knew their way around and were familiar with many issues. “Yes, we discussed grain versus oil on the rail and again, because I had an agricultural background, I found the issue interesting. “It was always good debate material when we got into the Senator Duffy and Mayor Rob Ford controversies.” Baird said she found it curious that no local media attended any of their activities, but the meeting with MPs, especially the young NDP members from Quebec, shed a light on what goes on in Ottawa. “We also got to elect delegates for some crazy positions, like someone who would most likely be a dictator. We toured the House of Commons, Parliamentary Library and the Peace Tower and sat in the Senate and vis-

ited Rideau Hall,” she said. Although she didn’t get an opportunity to meet Harper, Baird said she came close, about 40 feet away. If she had been able to meet him, she said she probably would have asked him what he was going to do about moving grain out of Saskatchewan quickly. “After this experience, I gained an appreciation regarding MP’s thoughts, feelings and how hard working, normal people they really are.” Baird is now back home, preparing for the next academic year that will take her to the University of Calgary in pursuit of a commerce degree, and she said she expects to remain politically active. The young student has not only been active politically, but also socially, having participated in fundraising for Third World efforts in the Me to We program for example. “There are so many things to do and people to help. In the meantime, I’ll juggle schoolwork with jobs and keep doing what I’m doing. I like the faster pace,” she said with a quick smile before heading off to an afternoon work schedule followed by some homework and some dress rehearsals since she’s involved in a couple of plays being produced by the Lampman School’s Drama Club. “I work through it, a day at a time, on a schedule,” she said.

Major donation will help Creighton Lodge residents Some money that came from the sale of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Estevan several years ago is now being put to good use within the community. The K of C’s grand knight, Bill Baryluk, accompanied by finance secretary Albert Petrash paid a visit to Creighton Lodge on Monday morning to deliver a cheque in the amount of $50,000. “What better way is there than to help make senior living a little more comfortable,” said Baryluk. “We have some K of C members or former members living here now along with eight or 10 widows of knights, so it was decided this is where the money should go. “The community supported our activities throughout the years, the activities in that hall, so now it’s a good

time for us to give it back,” he said just prior to presenting the cheque to lodge managers Shelly Veroba and Judy Pratt, who said the funds will probably be used to complete a window replacement project, the purchase of a new oven and other kitchen equipment with the remainder to be injected into the future lodge lounge and activity area expansion. The lodge is continuing to sell tickets on their major fundraising effort this year, with the hopes of moving forward on the lounge expansion project soon. A May 10 community dinner and dance at Granby’s and the Taylorton Room will contribute to that project as well, said the two women. The former K of C hall on the northern side of the city is now serving as a day care and learning centre.

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FARMLAND WANTED NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES Central - 191 1/4’s South - 75 1/4’s South East - 40 1/4’s South West - 65 1/4’s North - 6 1/4’s North West - 12 1/4’s East - 51 1/4’s FARM AND PASTURE LAND AVAILABLE TO RENT

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Lots & AcreAges for sALe 7 Acreage Parcels For Sale: 12-55 acres, with services nearby and good water available. Located on a good all weather road 15 minutes Southeast of Estevan. 1/2 mile N of Hwy 39 on SW 1/4 2401-06 and NW 1/4 13-01-06 W2. $50,000.00 - $75,000.00. Call 306-927-2385 or email storylandx6@sasktel.net

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Mature Couple as resident lodge managers, Pawistik Lodge, Mile 190, Hanson Lake Road. Duties include: Store management, basic bookkeeping, all duties related to the operation of a fishing lodge. Qualifications: knowledge of boats and motors, general construction knowledge, good customer relations. Please reply with resume to: Scott Jeffrey: 1-8005264177. Email:

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General employment Brinko Development Inc o/a Smitty’s Restaurant Estevan, SK now hiring for the following positions. Food and Beverage Ser ver ( 2 Va c a n c i e s ) $ 10 . 0 0 $11.00/hr + Gratuities, F/T. Some High School Education or higher, No exp req’d. Proficiency in English required. Duties including Greet patrons, present menus, make recommendations regarding food & beverages, Take orders and relay to kitchen and bar staff, Ser ve food and beverages, Present bill to patrons and accept p a y m e n t . D a y, E v e n i n g a n d Weekend shifts.Send your resume to smittysestevan@gmail.com or Fax to 306-634-4878 Days Inn is now hiring servers and housekeepers. Please fax resume to 306-634-8733 HELP WANTED!! Make up to $1000 A Week Mailing Brochures From Home! Helping Home Workers Since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! NO Experience Required! Start Immediately! www.TheMailingHub.Com

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Stella Wagner June 6, 1926 – March 22, 2014 Stella Wagner, late of Bienfait, SK, passed away in Estevan, SK, on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the age of 87 years. Stella is survived by her children, Richard, Wayne (Opal), Lorne (Pam), Brenda (Brian) Gunness, Brian (Barbara), Darwin (Wes); son in laws, Joe Tuchscherer and Darcy Dukart; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest; daughters, Shirley Tuchscherer and Penny Dukart; sisters, Mary, Annie, and Jean; granddaughter, baby Dukart; as well as her parents. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place in the Bienfait Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in Stella’s memory may do so directly to the St. Joseph’s Hospital or the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Bella Ann Pick 1943 – 2014 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Bella Ann Pick, at the age of 70 years. Without warning, mom passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at her home with her 3 cats by her side. Bella leaves to mourn her passing her four children, Shelley (Andy) Schroeder and their children: Denille, Terilyn and Emily, Darby Pick and his children: Julian (his mother Geraldine) and Levi and Ethan (their mother Peggy), Dale Pick and his children: Jesse and Taryn (their mother Jackie) and Colten (his mother Leslie) and Lori (Rob) Young and their children: Laine, Brooke and Robert; brother-in-law Joe Martin; nieces and nephews, Melony (Bryan) Dew and their children: Evan and Brady; Bonita, Lyle and Heddy McCurry and their families, as well as the extended Pick family and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her second husband, Harold Rowe (March 2, 1999); parents, Bernie and Edith McCurry; brother Brooke McCurry and sister Gail Martin. In keeping with mom’s wishes, a celebration of Bella’s life was held in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, SK, on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Doug Third officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Estevan Humane Society, Box 1095, Estevan, SK, S4A 2H7 in memory of Bella. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

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We, the families of Bella Pick would like to thank our family, friends and co-workers for the sympathy shown to us at this difficult time. The flowers, food, meals and memorial donations to the Estevan Humane Society are and were very much appreciated. We are both blessed and grateful to live in a city with such compassionate people. -Shelley, Darby, Dale, Lori, Melony and families

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On discipleship and discipline Pastor Stewart Miller Trinity Lutheran Church Giving of yourself a bit more… taking extra time for prayer or meditation or spiritual reading … making sacrifices and giving up frivolities (fasting from something) … taking up a new way of serving … together these make up “the disciplines of Lent”. (Lent – in many mainline type churches – is the season of preparation that leads up to Good Friday and Easter.) These are the “disciplines” that are to help us get ready to open ourselves again to the power and passion of all that those Holy Week events are supposed to mean to us. Now to be sure … I, as a pastor, know only too well that suggesting that

people take on more these days is not the quickest way to become popular. I know only too well that talking to people about “disciplines” is not going to be that warmly received. As someone who can, myself, find all kinds of good reasons to skip my gym time today, I am actually very clear about how rebellious against our “disciplines” we all are. On the other hand, we do also remember that as Christians we are all called to become “disciples” – or to say that another way… “disciplined followers” of Jesus. It is, thus, pretty hard to avoid the obvious – that we are being called to something that is work; … that we are being called to a life that will invite us to live and give our best for God and the world. It is to be both

an intentional and a stretching/challenging kind of living. And yes … it is thus true then that it will require effort and that it will cost us in time and energy and money and … !?!?! As much as we don’t want to hear that though, we do also know that just about everything truly important in our lives costs us just these things – just this kind of intention and commitment. We know that to become a good hockey player or golfer or swimmer we have to practice. We know that to be good at and succeed in our day to day work we have bring effort and love to it. Is it reasonable then to assume our spiritual life should require any less strength of mind and heart and character? To be clear here, we do not do or give

any of this because that’s what it takes to get on God’s good side or to earn His love. It is, actually just the opposite! We do it precisely because He does (ALREADY) love us. This is how we say “I love you back.” Indeed, it is in remembering how great and profound that love is that we do find what it takes to be that kind of disciplined and ready people… His DISCIPLES.

to our readers everywhere!

Your Guide to Area Estevan Gospel Chapel

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

“Equipping God’s people to think biblically, to live godly, and to serve effectively – influencing our world for Christ”

Isabelle & Souris Reverend Randy Kleemola Phone: 306-634-2024 email: st.peters@accesscomm.ca

1202 - 2nd Street Phone: 306-634-3761

Pastor: Josh Permann Sunday:Worship 11:00 a.m. Weekly: Prayer Meeting

www.estevangospelchapel.ca An Associated Gospel Church

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Corner 12th Avenue & 2nd Street

Phone: 306-634-2190

Fax: 306-634-6845

Pastor: Father Brian Meredith MASSES: Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

St. Giles

Anglican Church Parish of Estevan 317-12th Avenue

Sunday Worship: 8:00 & 10:00 am September - May Children’s Sunday School: 10:00 am The Rev. Mark Osborne ALL ARE WELCOME! Church Office: 306-634-4113 www.estevananglican.com

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Pastors: Danny Krauss & Joshua Lowe Phone: 306-634-3773 Cell: 306-471-8130 Brad McKenzie- Youth Leader

LC-C

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m. - Bible Study 10:30 a.m. - Divine Service with Holy Communion Sunday School A Congregation of LUTHERAN CHURCH - CANADA

REAL LIFE LIFE REAL REALPEOPLE PEOPLE REAL REALGOD GOD

100 Kin g St ree t Est evan , Sa sk (306) 63 4 -81 33 www.livinghope-ca.org

NOW 22 Sunday Sunday services services to NOW to choose choose from from * 9:00 am and 11:00 am * With coffee 9:00 am and 11:00 am With coffee in in between between LIVE RUSSIAN RUSSIAN TRANSLATION LIVE TRANSLATION during the 11:00 am service during the 11:00 am service

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH

Where We Get Grace, Get God, Get Going!

Corner of 14th Avenue & 3rd Street Phone: 306-634-2885 – Fax: 306-636-2611

SUNDAY WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL - 11 AM Coffee Fellowship Before Church

WELCOME!

MINISTER: REV. BRENNA NICKEL Email: stpaulsuc@sasktel.net Website: stpaulsestevan.ca

738 - 2nd Street, Estevan Church Office: 306-634-5684 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship after worship Pastor Stewart Miller ALL ARE WELCOME email: trinity.luth@sasktel.net • www.etlc.ca

St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre

His Glory Bible Church

2 - 4 pm Monday - Friday Series topics change monthly Call for more information 1033 3rd Street Estevan

306-634-9191

1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

Tim Pippus

Office: 306-634-3116 Sunday Services:

Bible Class - 10:00 a.m. – Worship - 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship - 7 p.m. Wednesday Meeting - 7 p.m.

Free Clothing Outlet

First & Third Thursday of Each Month - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

THE SALVATION ARMY

ESTEVAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 1107 - 4th Street Phone: 306-634-2074 www.facebook.com/salvationarmyestevan Youth Program Wed. 6:30- 8:00 pm

Pastors: Lieuts. Brian & June Bobolo SUNDAY: 11:00 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Program

Church of God

Pursuing God Building Relationships Impacting Lives

1920 Wellock Road, Estevan • (306) 634-7955 www.estevancog.com Estevan Church of God 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship with Children’s Ministries & Nursery.

7:30 p.m. Fridays theGROVE Youth Ministries

Please call us or visit our website for more information about other ministries and events.

Trinity Lutheran Church E.L.C.I.C.

Come and Worship With Us

Everyone welcome to join our daily prayers, inspirational Bible DVD viewings and lively discussions

CHURCH OF CHRIST

(Light of Life Ministries International) Join us in Glorious Praise and Worship With: Pastors Dr. and Mrs. Jimi Akinsete Where: St. Joseph Bookstore 1033 4th Street, Estevan S4A 0W4 (opposite court house) When: 10am on Sundays Experience Healing, Deliverance and Breakthroughs

Sunday Worship 10:30am

Nursery and Children’s Ministries available Sunday School at 9:30am Friday Night Youth 7:30pm (Gr. 7-12) Children’s Clubs - Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00pm

140 King Street (accross from Staples) www.estevanalliancechurch.com /estevanalliance 306 634 2601


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Estevan Mercury

Midale community happenings Catrina Moldenhauer Correspondent

The Mustangs were second in the Big Six Hockey League and had a great season. The Midale Mustangs lost out in the Big Six Finals. They played game three of their best of seven series in Bienfait on Sunday, March 23 and lost 7–5. The Mustangs were back home for Game 4 on March 25 and fell to the Coalers by a score of 5–2. The rinks are now closed for the season and the Midale and Area Recreation Board are very appreciative of all who used the facilities. The buildings are still available to rent for private functions like dances, wedding receptions, and meetings. Please contact Catrina on the rink cell phone if you would like to book anything. The Midale and Area Rec Board (M.O.R.E 2000) will be holding their 20th Annual Fun-D-Raising Supper and Auctions on April 12. Cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m. supper at 6 and the auction will start around 6:30. There are three different auctions that take place during the evening. There is a silent auction so people can bid on the smaller items that get donated, a live auction is used for the higher priced or hard to obtain items that are donated and then there is a dutch auction, where you buy tickets for a chance to win a big prize or a trip voucher. The winner gets the choice of which prize they would like. New this year, there will be a 50/50 draw with a guaranteed payout sponsored by Precision Ag. Tickets for the fundraiser are still only $15 each, which include a roast beef supper, and are available at local businesses or by calling Catrina to reserve tickets and or tables. Last year was sold out before the event and a lot of tables were reserved ahead of time. This is the biggest fundraiser the rink does every

year and it is done to keep both the hockey and curling rinks open and operational. Many upgrades have been done in the past year, with the most expensive one being replacing compressors and work to the ice plant. There was approximately $100,0000 done just in that alone. This fundraiser raises approximately $90,000 $100,000 each year and is used to keep ice rentals as cheap as possible as well as doing upgrades and repairs around the rinks. If you have anything you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Catrina Moldenhauer. Arrangements can be made to pick items up. This is a great way to get in some advertising and get your name or business name out there to the public. The Midale Lions Club members are planning a Talent Night on May 9 at 7 p.m. All talented people of all ages can participate and are asked to contact Mr. Hauglum or Mr. Fortner at the school or Marilyn Gust if you are interested. They will be taking a freewill offering at the door for admission. The Lions members will be selling 50/50 tickets. There will be three categories for adults and three categories for the kids to enter. There will be people selling coffee, chips and chocolate bars during intermission. This will be a shared event between Midale Central School and the Midale Lions Club. On June 14 the Lions are having the one-year celebration in Manley Park. There will be free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks (there will be a limit of 2 hamburgers or 2 hot dogs and a drink per person). The Lions will also be holding a multi-table garage sale in and around the park as well. Please contact any Lions member if you would like to take part in the garage sale. Garage sale - anyone can rent a space for $10 a spot. You will have to supply your own tables. Don’t forget to go see Bev Sobush-Melby’s paint-

Legal ORLOWSKI LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor

Stephen J. Orlowski, B.Ed., LL.B. 1215 - 5th Street, Estevan

Phone: 306-634-3353

Fax: 306-634-7714

orlowski.law@sasktel.net

Branch offices at: Arcola Redvers Carnduff Arcola Agencies Carlsen Bldg. Carnduff Agencies Bldg. Wednesday A.M. Wednesday P.M. Thursday P.M. Phone: 306-455-2277 Phone: 306-452-3377 Phone: 306-482-4077

TroberT Law Firm

James F. Trobert B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor

Estevan Wicklow Centre 305 1133 4th St. Estevan SK S4A 0W6

Ph: 306-634-2616 Fax: 306-634-9881

Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

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• Vinyl Siding • Soffit & Fascia • 5” & 6” Continuous Eaves • Custom Bent Cladding

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ings that are being displayed in Weyburn Credit Union’s gallery for March and April. The gallery is open during regular banking hours. Her paintings are dealing with the past, mainly about community pastures. Please go take a look at her work if you are in Weyburn. The Midale Pool Committee is still looking for more volunteers and people with fundraising ideas to help get things moving faster going forward to make the new pool a reality. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Chris Dewtie or any other member from the pool committee. The eight annual Midale Roughstock Event had to be postponed until September 13. They had to change their date as there were conflicting events on May 24. However, they are still having a fundraising keg party/ Cabaret on May 24 with the band Cattle Drive. They hope everyone can come and take a break from their busy lives and have great time. For more info call Adam Carlson at (306)458-7669.

North Portal news Correspondent Betty Baniulis

nursing home at Grenfell since December 2013. Her son Bruce and Trish live nearby. Rev. Brenna Nickel drove to Minneapolis on Sunday to attend a study leave for a week so Sandy Dalziel of Oxbow was our lay minister on March 30.

Elsie Earl has been a patient in St. Josephs Hospital for five days with pneumonia. We wish her a speedy recovery. Doreen Maxwell, a long time resident of North Portal, has been in the

Real Estate

Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP

Barristers & Solicitors Paul D. Elash, B.A., LL.B. Aaron Ludwig, B.Sc., LL.B.

RS C

Border Real Estate Service

REALTOR

Roni Sue Coulter Sales Representative

www.century21.ca/ronisue.coulter

B 306-634-1020 F 306-634-0088 C 306-421-3441

ronisue.coulter@century21.ca

1312 - 4th Street, Estevan Telephone: 306-634-3631 Fax: (306) 634-6901

Selling Estevan & Area for 10 years...

Gainsborough: Carnduff: Thursday a.m. Thursday p.m. Phone: 306-685-2250 Phone: 306-482-3731

Let my experience work for you

Financial Planning Insurance & Investments Services

Winnona Johner • Owner/Sales 306.421.5725 | 306.634.9898

“In the business of creating , enhancing and insuring client’s net worth” Reynold Bert Certified Financial Planner

www.estevanrealestate.com

Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative

FINANCIAL

403B 9th Avenue, Estevan, SK S4A 2V4 PH: (306)634-7979 Toll Free: (877)779-0948 info@spectrafinancial.ca Insurance Offered Through Spectra Financial

Manulife Securities Investments Services Inc. is a Member MFDA IPC.

Equipment Rental FOR RENT

• WHEELED & TRACK SKID STEERS • MINI TRACK HOES • PORTA POTTIES • MINI SKID STEER • FLAT DECK TRAILERS FRESH WATER AVAILABLE FOR FRAC WATER, DRILLING RIG, ETC. • 5500LB TELEHANDLER Water hole location 35-1-8 W2 • DOOSAN LOADER • CAR HAuLER TRAILER Ken Mehler Sales & Rentals 306-421-9576 Estevan, SK – 306-634-9955

Randy Franke 306-421-2244

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Dwight Thompson

Sales Representative Cell: 306-421-7516 dwight.thompson@century21.ca

Support Line Envision’s 24-Hr Support Line provides:  People with information and referrals to agencies and different resources.

24-Hour Abuse/Sexual Assault Support Line

1-800-214-7083 Our dedicated volunteers have been supporting Southeastern Saskatchewan for 20 years!

 A listening ear by trained volunteers who are educated with the most up to date information on abuse and sexual assault.  A confidential place to reach out for support and caller identification is never used.

We do not subscribe to call display Collect calls accepted

www.envisioncounsellingcentre.com


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OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT

www.estevanmercury.ca

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Bylaw EnforcEmEnt officErs rEquirEd for EstEvan arEa

Wanted for part time position (will transfer into full time position)

• Full-time/part-time positions available • Law Enforcement experience preferred •Training required

applicant must have: excellent communication skills and be detail oriented

Apply to: lmang@commisionaires.sk.ca or Commissionaires South Saskatchewan 122 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4R 2N2

please hand deliver resumes to:

dr. daniel Crooks, dmd dentist 1322 3rd street

* only those selected for interview will be contacted

Now Hiring!

HELP WANTED

Full-time Cooks & Waitresses Starting Wage: Cook - $13/hr Waitress - $11/hr

Administrative Assistant for our Weyburn office

Full-time permanent position with full benefits, paid vacation, flex days and RRSP Matching Program. Please visit www.enform.ca/about/Careers.aspx to apply

Willing to work shift rotation, weekends, holidays, overtime if necessary. Drop off or mail resume to: EB’s Dining Emporium / Estevan Bowl 104 Souris Ave., Estevan Sk, S4A 1J3 306.634.2356 email: ebsdiningemporium@gmail.com Contact Person: Dave

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Lilydale Inc - A Sofina Foods Company Is currently seeking full-time Production Workers for their chicken plant in Wynyard, Sask. Starting wage is 13.84/ hr with a comprehensive benefits package and pension program. All applicants welcome!

is now accepting resumes for the positions of

6 Housekeepers

Call Linda @ (306) 554-2555 EXT 238 for more info

Starting at $13.50/hour

Send Resumes to: Linda Karakochuk Sofina Foods Inc Box 760 Wynyard, SK SOA 4T0 Fax: (306) 554-3958 Email: LKarakochuk@sofinafoods.com

Apply in person with resume at the

Weyburn Travelodge office Email: travelodge@Kosmos.ca or Ph: 306-842-1411 Fax: 306-842-1719

Now Hiring

The Village of Roche Percee is currently accepting resumes for

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

• Duties include general maintenance of recreation facilities & grounds keeping • Applicant must posses a valid Class 5 Drivers License • Hours & wage negotiable

Interested individuals can fax resumes to: 306-634-4693 or call 306-634-4661 before the deadline of April 14, 2014 -

KITCHEN HELP

Now Hiring!

for

Enform is offering an opportunity to combine your passion for safety with your enthusiasm for business development as a Field Safety Advisor – Business Development based out of our Weyburn office.

Full Time

Position in a fast paced atmosphere. Resumes can be dropped off at: The Black Grasshopper Pub Attention: Jamie

Extensive travel is required. Relocation assistance to the Weyburn area is being offered. Full-time permanent position with full benefits, paid vacation, flex days and RRSP Matching Program.

for more information

Please visit www.enform.ca/about/Careers.aspx to apply

Seed Production Specialist Brett Young Seeds Peace Region, AB

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Brett Young is a privately owned and trusted seed distribution, sales and marketing company with international reach and strong local roots since 1934. Our goal is to deliver value to our customers through world class service and differentiated products. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our Seed Production Team to support our continued growth. Seed Production Specialist We are seeking a relationship-oriented sales professional with a passion for agronomy. You will work with the Production Team to seek out and secure seed production acres for forage and turf seed to achieve company seed production targets and then work with these contract growers on production agronomics to help ensure yields and seed quality are maximized. This position also includes a seed purchasing function in the Peace Region that works closely with the Production Team to build relationships, procure acres and coordinate the scheduling of deliveries as per production requirements. Thus, success in this position will be achieved through a balance of sales and agronomy.

2014 Southeast

96 King St. Estevan, SK

JOB FAIR

Bring a resume

You will work independently within your territory from the Rycroft facility/your home-based office, but will also work closely with Head Office and the rest of the Seed Production Team to achieve territory and corporate goals. You will also work with Regional Account Managers in our Seed and Crop Inputs (Retail) division that operate in your territory to help identify potential contract growers. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to plan and manage his/her time effectively and have strong communication skills both internally and externally to promote, support and grow our Seed Production division. Brett Young provides sales and product training, however, education, training and experience in sales and/or agronomy is a definite asset and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture is preferred. Brett Young Seeds supports professional growth and development and offers an attractive compensation package including salary, company vehicle and an outstanding and comprehensive benefits package. Brett Young Seeds is an Equal Opportunity employer. Interested applicants are invited to apply and submit a letter of interest and a resume to: Human Resources, Brett Young Seeds Box 99 St. Norbert Postal Station Winnipeg, MB R3V 1L5 Fax: 204-478-8370 Email: Human.Resources@brettyoung.ca

Remember Your

Loved Ones

Are you looking for a new job or career? Attend this Job Fair to meet some southeast Saskatchewan employers that are looking to hire. Date:

Location:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute 532 Bourquin Road — From Kensington Ave, turn East onto Nesbitt Drive

(at Power Dodge). Turn right (South) onto Bourquin Road and continue as it curves to the left (East). The Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute is on the SE corner of Bourquin Road.

Time:

12– 8 pm For more info, visit www.southeastcollege.org www.facebook.com/SoutheastRegionalCollege In partnership with

@SRCconnection #estevanjobfair

With a memorial tribute in the Estevan Mercury.

Call us today!

306-634-2654


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Estevan Mercury

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER STUDENT RELIEF OPERATOR

Spool Truck operaTor Canadian Advanced ESP Inc. (CAESP) is a Canadian-based Electric Submersible Pump Manufacturer looking to fill the position of Cable Spool Truck Operator out of our Estevan Saskatchewan office. This full-time position will require the operation of a cable spool truck in support of the SES operations along with the following responsibilities: • Maintenance, service and repairs associated with the truck and trailer • Banding of cable during ESP installation, hand spooling of cable during ESP pulls • Ensure truck is stocked and prepared for every job • Preparing complete and accurate paperwork associated with Field Service duties including rigging and truck inventory reports • Preparing accurate driver log reports

QualificaTionS include • Experience with Work Over Rig operations • 2 – 5 years oilfield experience in a 24 hour work 0environment • Valid Class 3A driver’s license • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office • Valid H2S, First Aid, WHIMIS and TDG • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills

You must be attending a postsecondary education program, preferably in engineering or engineering technology. You have excellent computer skills and communicate well with your peers. You hold a valid driver’s license and enjoy working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.

· ESTEVAN · NOTTINGHAM · STEELMAN

applY Those interested are invited to submit their resume to Human Resources via email with subject as “Spool Truck Operator” to careers@cai-esp.com or fax at 306.634.6283 ATTN: Jeremy Istace.

WANTED Experienced Drilling Crews CanElson is looking for experienced Motorhands, Derrikhands and Drillers for our telescopic double drilling rigs in North Dakota. The company provides competitive wages and benefits, an employee stock savings plan and stock options. Candidates must have a clean criminal record in the last 5 years, current training certificates, valid passport and willing to travel to North Dakota working a 20 day on 10 day off rotation. Candidates should apply to www.canelsondrilling.com, North Dakota division COME SEE US AT THE VIRDEN CAREER FAIR APRIL 11-12 TUNDRA OIL & GAS PLACE 900-5th AVE, VIRDEN, MB For more information call Josee Bittner, 780-979-0747 or email: hr@canelsondrilling.com

   

IT  SUPPORT  TECHNICIAN  

   

Reporting to the area foreman, the successful candidate will be part of an active team responsible for the integrated oilfield operations.

EMAIL: jobs@nal.ca | FAX: 403-538-8933 ATTENTION: Human Resources

CWC IS LOOKING FOR A COMPLETE CREW FOR STEADY WORK Rig Manager ~ Driller ~ Derrickhand ~ Floorhands EXPERIENCE Rig Manager must have a minimum of 5 years experience

REQUIREMENTS

H2S Alive Standard First Aid Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with Airbrakes High School Education

BENEFITS

RRSP Program Cash Bonuses Dental & Medical Coverage Short-Term & Long -Term Disability Life Insurance

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Tundra Oil & Gas Limited is Manitoba’s largest oil producer, currently exceeding 25,000 barrels of light, sweet crude per Gas Limited is Manitoba’s largest oil producer, currently exceeding 25,000 day.Tundra OurOil oil&and gas exploration company operates over 95% barrels of light, sweet crude per day. Our oil and gas exploration company operates of our production, with core properties located within the over 95% of our production, with core properties located within the Williston Basin in Williston Basin in southwestern Manitoba and southeastern southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan. This is a very exciting time to be part of the Tundra team. As continued growth and

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hasexciting created new opportunities in ourofvarious office and team. field locations, Thisexpansion is a very time to be part the Tundra We About Tundra Oil & Gas Limited we are now actively recruiting skilled professionals to join us in the following positions:Tundra Oil & Gas Limited is a whollyTundra Oil & Gas Limited is a whollyare currently requiring a Materials Lead for our Virden, owned subsidiary James Richardson owned subsidiary of of James Richardson Manitoba office. Calgary, Alberta Winnipeg, Manitoba & Sons Limited, family-owned & Sons, Limited,aa private, private, family• Area Landman • Land Administrator company in 1857 with ownedestablished company established in 1857 • •Implement warehouse layout plan Development a & developed Exploration Geologists • Staff Accountant with operations in agriculture, food operations in agriculture, food Exploitationinventory Engineer • •Establish requirements in conjunction with the processing, financial services, property processing, financial services, property •procurement, Exploitation Technologist Virden, Manitoba maintenance operations and corporate management and energy exploration. management and energy exploration. • Geophysicist • Completions Engineer/Tech. teams Tundra’s corporate head office is • Midstream Operations & Facilities • Drafting/Design & Technical Support located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where • Implement and maintain sufficient inventories to meet Tundra’s corporate head office is Engineer Technician we commenced operations in 1980. Our needs of the maintenance and operations teams • Petrophysicist • Drilling Field Superintendent located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where field office in Virden, Manitoba oversees • •Implement functional Senior Exploitation Engineerwarehouse• processes, Field Operatorsprocedures – Level IV we commenced in our 1980. Our the operation ofoperations 1,800 wells, while • •Implement inventory (cycle yearend field office Senior Production Engineeraudit program • Field Safetycounts, Coordinators-Operations Virden, Manitoba oversees office inin Calgary, Alberta, provides our •inventory Simulation/Reservoir • Human Resources Generalist count) Engineer geological, geophysical and reservoir the operation of 2,000 wells while our • Instrumentation Technician Qualifications engineering support. The Tundra family office in Calgary, Alberta provides our • Production Engineer • Post-secondary education in inventory management, of companies also includesand Red Beds geological, geophysical reservoir purchasing, and/or business is required Resources Limited and Tundra Energy If you are interested in joining our rapidly-growing team, visit the Employment sectionengineering support. The tundra family Marketing Limited. To learn more • of Minimum years materials management experience in our website:5www.tundraoilandgas.com for details on these and other positions. of companies also includes Red Beds about us, we invite you to visit www. CMMS or MRO preferred Please submit your cover letter and resume, along with your salary expectations to Resources Limited and Tundra Energy tundraoilandgas.com. • careers@tundraoilandgas.com Proficient computer skills utilizing software by the indicatedMicrosoft application deadline. Marketing Limited. To learn more about application and MMS We wish to thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. us, we invite you to visit • Oil and Gas industry experience is an asset www.tundraoilandgas.com.

Visit our website for further details. A comprehensive compensation package awaits the successful candidate, which includes a competitive base salary, benefits, and a company matching Group RRSP plan. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence via our website www.tundraoilandgas.com by April 11, 2014. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Join our award winning team and grow with us! Our Slickline Division in Estevan, Saskatchewan is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals for the following position: Field Assistants  Prior experience is an asset however not required – We will train the right candidate We Offer:  Competitive compensation which includes benefits and job bonuses  Flexible shift schedules  All necessary training to be successful  Opportunities for career progression You Possess:  Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Class 3 is an asset)  Current First Aid and H2S certification  Ability to pass pre-employment testing Please apply online at: www.cs.fmcti.com Fax: 306.634.1071 **FMC Technologies Canada Ltd. is formerly known as Pure Energy Services Ltd. **

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Permanent Full time Position available 2 - 1a truck Drivers

Submit resume and drivers abstract to: Email: grimessales@sasktel.net Fax: 306-487-2560

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FULL TIME POSITION - ASSISTANT COOrdINATOr The Upper Souris Watershed Association is an independent, non-profit organization that has been developed to implement the key action items from the Watershed Protection Plan. As the Assistant Coordinator you will assist the Coordinator in the planning, development and management of waterhsed related programing. You will work one-on-one with local farmers/ranchers to assist them with applications to the Farm Stewardship Program. Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program and additional programs that may be developed as part of our programing. Responsibilities include promoting good stewardship, composing newsletters, hosting producer events and such other activities as directed by the Coordinator. The successful candidate will have extensive agriculture knowledge and possess the skills to work with agricultural producers including superior oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills. Term position April 2014 - March 31st 2015. Hours are flexible. Travel is required within delivery area. Wages will be based on a combination of qualifications and experience. For more information contact David Pattyson at: (306) 634-7074 or email d.pattyson@sasktel.net Application deadline: April 7th 2014 Send resume to: Upper Souris Watershed Association C/O David Pattyson PO Box 1602, Estevan, SK, S4A 2L7 or d.pattyson@sasktel.net

Corporate Controller

101 Supreme St. (Shand access road)

SERVICE RIG PERSONNEL Class 1A & 3A Preferred Above Industry Wages Benefits Packages Opportunity for Advancement Please email or fax resume to:

Email: sleibel@suncountrywellservicing.ca Fax 306 634 1200 • Cell 306 421 3418

Wood Country Estevan is looking for individuals for the following positions: Yard and Warehouse Personnel Full Time

Wood Country is currently accepting resumes. Successful applicant should be able to work outdoors and be able to do physical labour. Customer service focused, flexible, good team player, alert and safety conscious. Be able to work shared weekends. Duties to include the following: • Build loads for delivery • Load and unload lumber and building materials • Keep management apprised of any delays or discrepancies • Keep yard clean, well organized and safe

Truck Driver Full and Part Time

Wood Country is currently accepting resumes. Must possess a class 1A license with air endorsement and be capable of driving a tandem or single axle truck for deliveries. Weekends off. Duties to include the following: • Drives company vehicle to deliver lumber, building materials, hardware and other building materials, hardware and other building and maintenance supplies to customer’s home, construction site or place of business. • Collects payment from customers on COD orders and records customer information according to Standard Operating Procedures • Verifies order details and obtains customer signature on store copy of delivery ticket • Follows directions or uses a map to locate delivery addresses or loctions efficietly • Collects and organizes requried paper work for delivery and transfer activity • Treats all customers and their agents with courtesy and respect. Acts as a customer service liaison between the site customer and facility personnel. • Loads vehicle safely and accurately • Maintains the cleanliness and appearance of the inside and outside of delivery vehicles • Performs routine safety check on vehicles according to company guidelines • Assist customers in the yard with loading material and product questions when not driving a delivery truck.

Benefits Provided (Full-time Employees): Company Health Benefits including the following: • Dental Plan • Eye Glass Plan • Prescription Drug Plan • Chiropractic/Massage • Disabillity Insurance

WOOD COUNTRY Ph: (306) 634-5111 407 Kensington Avenue, Estevan ESTEVAN

MCLEAN

TISDALE

requires a full time

DRIVER Minimum Qualifications: • 1A License or G license • Oilfield tickets including H2S Alive & 1st Aid/CPR • Live in or within 10 minutes of Estevan

We are seeking candidates with an oilfield background and/or customer service experience. We will train the right individual. We offer $28.00/hour and benefits along with excellent compensation and flexible days off. Call Clinton at 461-8471, mail resume to Box 208, Estevan S4A 2A3 or e-mail: missionhotshot@sasktel.net

Employment Opportunities

Full Time Room Attendants

• Make beds and change sheets • Dust, sweep, vacuum and mop • Clean and disinfect kitchens and bathrooms • Distribute towels and toiletries • Work day & evening shifts including weekends • Must be able to write, read & speak English • Customer service oriented & team player Apply by fax 306-634-8430 or email gm.cn923@choicehotels.com Hourly rate $14.00/hr

Our client, an oilfield production and exploration group of companies based in Southeastern Saskatchewan, has an exciting opportunity available for a Corporate Controller. If you want to make a difference and re-energize your career, we have a unique opportunity for you. We are looking to add the right person to direct, develop and oversee the accounting, budgeting and financial related activities of the group of companies, including planning for future expansion. You enjoy planning and developing strategy but are not afraid of rolling up your sleeves to fully understand the business. As the Corporate Controller you will bring oversight and guidance to the accounting and finance department and will gain trust and respect quickly from co-workers and the Executive Team. You will provide results oriented leadership in the supervision of accounts payable, receivables, payroll and invoicing. You enjoy being responsible for producing and analyzing the monthly and annual financial statements and although not required, experience in the oil and gas industry will be an asset. You will have a professional accounting designation with a minimum of 5 years of progressive experience. Our client offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and supports ongoing professional development. Please send your resume and cover letter before April 7, 2014 to: Attn: Korene Boehm Virtus Group LLP Fax: (306) 522-6222 Email: kboehm@virtusgroup.ca

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Parts Person Required Nelson Motors & Equipment, a multi-location John Deere Dealership in SE Saskatchewan requires a Parts Representative in our Estevan branch. The requirements for the successful applicant are: • Strong computer skills • Strong organizational skills • Physically fit • Be able to accommodate some overtime, weekend and on call schedules. The duties for this position are: • Accurately document all parts counter transactions as they occur. • Maintain customer service and goodwill. • Assist in keeping parts department clean and orderly. • Inventory control of a large parts inventory for multiple lines of agricultural equipment. An agricultural background is preferred, but not required. Interested applicants send resumes to: Nelson Motors & Equipment Attn: Parts Manager P. O. Box 815 Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 2A7 Fax : (306)634-6699 Email: estevanparts@nelsonmotors.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being considered will be contacted.

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CITY PAGE Open House The City of Estevan will hold an Open House with S.A.M.A. representatives in attendance at City Hall, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by appointment only. If you have any questions regarding your assessment, or are considering an appeal please call 306-634-1811 to book your appointment. If you are considering an appeal, please be aware that a mandatory part of the appeal process is the discussion of your assessment with the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency.

ALL PET LICENSES ARE DUE ANNUALLY CATS - Spade/Neutered $10.00 If they are not Spade/Neutered $110.00 DOGS - Spade/Neutered $10.00 If they are not Spade/Neutered $110.00 All payments can be made at the cashiers desk at City Hall.

ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY CITY OF ESTEVAN NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT Pursuant to subsection 187 (1) of The Cities Act, notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the City of Estevan for the year of 2014, has been prepared and is open to inspection at the City of Estevan, Finance Department, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, March 14, 2014 to April 14, 2014. Any person having an interest in any property who wishes to appeal the assessment of that property to the Board of Revision is required to file a notice of appeal in writing to: The Secretary of the Board of Revision, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 on or before the 14th day of April, 2014. Dated this 14th day of March, 2014 Trina Sieben City Assessor

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

Career Opportunities The City of Estevan

SUMMER STUDENTS

has an opening for a

Temporary Full-Time Payroll Coordinator

(Out of Scope). Summary: Coordinates, verifies data, processess and distributes payroll; Reconciles and balances benefits.

Duties: • Perform basic administrative payroll duties including data entry, filing and faxing • Accurate keyboarding skills, strong data entry skills and proficiency in a computerized accounting environment. • Displays tact, ability to be diplomatic and professional in dealing with the public, and work cooperatively in a team environment. • Receives, verifies data, processes, prepares and distributes payroll bi-weekly. • Liaise directly with Managers regarding employee timecards. • Initiates and/or performs corrective action for payroll errors. • Recognizes and identifies data, procedural and system problems. • Maintains, recommends, develops & implements improvements to the payroll system. • Oversees payroll records system, procedures, and data into the human resources system and performs complex calculations as required. • Ensures service agreements are maintained, while ensuring a consistent high level of service to both internal and external clients. • Completes Payroll and Human Resource reports • Registers new employees and ensures that required forms are completed. • Reconciles payroll accounts to the General Ledger. • Provide consultation and advice on a wide range of pay and benefit issues to City employees. • Administers Employee Benefits Plans and personnel records. Education: - Grade 12 - Formalized Accounting Diploma - Formal Payroll courses such as Canadian Payroll Assoc. - Payroll Administrator Certificate - Proficiency in Computer Software including MS Word, Excel & Outlook Experience & Additional Requirements: - 3 years - Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

Make a difference every day - the City of Estevan is a vibrant and growing community in Southeast Saskatchewan that prides itself in offering excellent educational, medical and recreational facilities. Known as the ‘Energy City’, we possess a strong business and industrial sector and are situated only 10 minutes north of the U.S. border. We are currently accepting applications – please indicate which position applying for along with date of availability. Start date for Summer Positions is May 5th. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to:  Earn money for your post-secondary education.  Obtain real life working experience and explore career options.  Come home or stay home for the summer while working great hours.  Work with a talented team that operates, manages and grows your City.  Make it a career, and enjoy educational funding opportunities. Public Works – Road Staff  Street and sidewalk repairs, crack sealing, asphalt patching and maintenance.  Line painting, curbs, signs and cross walks.  Physical labour and traffic sign repairs.  Must be responsible, able to take direction and desire to complete tasks in a timely manner. Public Works – Water & Waste Water  Assist in activities involving storm and sewer maintenance.  Water valve exercising, hydrant maintenance.  Assisting crew with water breaks and repairs.  Perform a wide range of physical duties. Parks Staff  Assist in green space beautification, playground, park and sports field operations.  Grass cutting and weed whipping.  Parks and playground maintenance.  Maintain trees, shrubs and flowering plants.  Must enjoy working outdoors. Resumes will be accepted until the positions are filled. The City of Estevan offers an excellent salary and benefits. For further information, please contact: Aubrey Agarand, Human Resources 1102-4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Ph: (306) 634-1841 Fx: (306) 634-9790 apply@estevan.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The City of Estevan offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply, in writing, including a cover letter, resume and three current references to Aubrey Agarand, Human Resources, 1102-4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Ph: (306) 634-1841 F: (306) 634-9790 E: apply@estevan.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL?

City of Estevan Public Notice

“promoting the arts in OUR community”

of Estevan The Council of the City of Estevan, pursuant toCity Section 207 of the Planning and Development Act, PUBLIC 2007, gives notice of its intention to amend ZoningNOTICE Bylaw #2010-1834 & the corresponding Zoning Map as hereinafter provided: The Council of the City of Estevan, pursuant to Section 207 of the Planning and Development Act, 2007, gives Consideration beingtogiven amend the#2010-1834 Zoning Bylaw by rezoning Lotas12, Blockprovided: 28, Regisnotice of its is intention amendtoZoning Bylaw & the Map corresponding Zoning Map hereinafter tered Plan M4929 [Surface Parcel #107369028] [801 Valley Street], Estevan, Saskatchewan, Consideration is being given to amend the Zoning Bylaw Map by rezoning Lot 12, Block 28, Registered Plan the existing ‘Residential (R2)’ tofrom thethe existing M4929from [Surface Parcel #107369028] [801 Low Valley Density-Mix Street], Estevan, Zone Saskatchewan, ‘Residential Medium Density Zone (R3)’; ‘Residential Low Density-Mix Zone (R2)’ to the ‘Residential Medium Density Zone (R3)’; Reason: Rezoning is being undertaken to support a proposed row house (4 units) Reason: Rezoning is being undertaken to support a proposed row house (4 units) Residential dwelling Residential dwelling development. development.

KONCERTS FOR KIDS

Massive Munsch – April 10, 2014 7:00 pm at Westview School (Sponsored by Sherritt Coal) Massive Munsch features 6 Robert Munsch stories, adapted by Wide Open to include live narration and 30 of their hand crafted Muppet-style puppets. Lots of audience participation makes everyone part of the fun. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for some great family entertainment!

VISUAL ARTS

- Parent & Child Pottery (April 5 - Cost: $30.00) - Children’s Clay Class (April 5 - Cost $30.00) - Silverware Jewelry (April 12 & 13 - Cost: $52.00) - Make a hand built teapot (April 26 - Cost: $55.00) - Intro to Digital Photography (May 1, 8, 15, 22 - Cost: $60.00)

STARS FOR SASKATCHEWAN

Guy and Nadina – April 12, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church (Sponsored by Assante, Enbridge & South East Electric) The Guy & Nadina duo is renowned for artistry, musicianship, engaging performances and fashion. Let multi-instrumentalist Guy Few and bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson take you on a musical journey with their unique program. Everything Fitz – May 4, 2014 2:30 pm at Estevan Comprehensive School (Sponsored by Enbridge, Level Best Technology & Power Tech Industries) Everything Fitz is a six piece family band featuring four of Canada’s finest young musicians. Their unique stage show combines a variety of musical styles – everything from traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, swing, Celtic and gospel as well as novelty numbers and dance routines.

Contact us for more information on our programs

The amending Bylaw (#2014-1938) may be inspected by any by person the Legislative Services Business Division, The amending Bylaw (#2014-1938) may be inspected any atperson at the Legislative Services Business between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. City Hall, 1102 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Division, City Hall, 1102 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, between the hours of amMonday, - 4:30 pm Monday toatFriday. City Council, at it’s meeting to be8:00 held on April 28, 2014, 7:30pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 1102 Fourth Estevan, will hearApril any person(s) wishing be heard respect to the City Council, at it’sStreet, meeting to beSaskatchewan held on Monday, 28, 2014, atto7:30 pmwith in the Council proposed rezoning bylaw and will further consider any written submissions respecting the proposed zoning Chambers, Cityprovided Hall, 1102 Fourth and/or Street, Estevan,areSaskatchewan willClerk’s hear any person(s) wishing amendment, such intentions submissions received by the City Office, Legislative Services, Cityrespect Hall, 1102 Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 no later than 12:00 on Thursday, to be heard with to Fourth the proposed rezoning bylaw and will further consider anypm written submissions April 24, 2014. respecting the proposed zoning amendment, provided such intensions and/or submissions are received by th the City Clerk’s Legislative City hall, Day of March, 20141102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 Dated at theOffice, City of Estevan this 18Services, no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Dated at the City of Estevan this 18th Day of March, 2014

Local Government Election

L-30.1 REG 4

Form N [Section 55 of the Act] Notice of Poll PubLic NoticE is hereby given that: 1. A poll has been granted for the by election of: councillor: city of Estevan 2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, the 23 day of April, 2014, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the polling places listed below. 3. i will declare the result of the election at city Hall, 1102 4th Street, Estevan on the 24th day of April, 2014. Polling Place Church of God

Address 1920 Wellock Road

Dated at city of Estevan, this 17th day of March, 2014.

Community  EEvents vents  and   Classes:   Community and Classes:

 

Jewelry Making for Adults Nail  A rt  For  Teens   Learn  to  create  your  own  creative  and  unique  nail  designs.   Create your own trendy bracelets and necklaces in this four week WHEN:  March  19  and  20th  @7pm   COST:   $ 60/student   course.   WHEN: 22, 29 @ 7 pm COST: $100/person Tour  April and  Tea  8, for  15, Seniors    

NOTICE

Polling Area

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Due to weather conditions the gates at the City of Estevan Cemetery will be closed to vehicle access until further notice. The walk-thru will allow visitors to enter the cemetery. We apologize for any inconvenience. Gates will open when the road conditions improve and become safe to drive on.

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The  gallery  welcomes  seniors  to  participate  in  guided  exhibition  tours,  tea  and   snacks.   WHEN:  March  19th  and  May  28th  @  2pm     Pinterest  Challenge  for  Adults   Take  the  Pinterest  Challeng    at  the  EAGM  and  create  some  trendy  crafts  found  on   Pinterest.   WHEN:  March  20th  @  7pm   COST:  $20/person   Local Government Election L-30.1 REG 4   Jewelry  Making  for  Adults   Create  your  own  trendy  bracelets  and  necklaces  in  this  four  week  course.   Form o WHEN:  April  8,  15,  22,  29  @  7pm   COST:  $100/person   [clause 94(b) of the Act]   Beginner  Drawing  for  Teens  Notice of Advance Poll Love  to  draw?  Join  instructor  Judy  Swallow  and  learn  some  important  drawing   basics.   PubLic NoticE is hereby given that provision has been made for advance polls WHEN:  April  30th  @7pm   for electors who: COST:  $20/person     1. Are physically disabled; Beginner  Basics  for  Adults   Each  week  learn  some  beginner  basics  for  basic  art  making  such  as  drawing,   painting  and  much  more.   2. have been appointed as election officials; or WHEN:  May  7,  14,  21,  28     3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election. Call  Karly  at  634-­‐7644  for  more  information  on  any  classes,  and  to  register.    Pre-­‐ registration  is  required.  

Call Karly at 306-634-7644 for more information on any classes and to register. Preregistration is required.

Voting will take place on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 between the hours of 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm at city Hall, city of Estevan, 1102 4th Street.

Judy Pilloud Returning officer

Judy Pilloud Returning officer

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