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Chamber to host casino info night Estevan residents will have a chance to learn more about the Little Pine First Nation’s proposal to build a casino in the city. The Estevan Chamber of Commerce has announced they will host an information night on April 15 at the Legion beginning at 7. Chamber executive director Michel Cyrenne said with city council deciding to ask residents their feelings about a casino during the April 23 byelection, they decided to hold the event to help voters get informed. “We thought it would be in our best interest and the community’s best interest to make sure that everybody is aware of exactly what Little Pine has in mind with this proposal,” Cyrenne said. “I definitely think it is a little premature to be going to the public but they have decided to do so, so we want to make sure people have a better understanding of what exactly is involved and just to put some facts, figures and statistics before them.” The issue of whether or not a casino would be welcome in Estevan first came to light at the March 13 regular meeting
“We thought it would be in our best interest and the community’s best interest to make sure that everybody is aware of exactly what Little Pine has in mind with this proposal.”
of council when Mayor Roy Ludwig made the motion to ask voters their opinion during the byelection. The motion passed by a 4-2 vote. As was first reported in the Mercury, the Little Pine proposal, which was presented to council earlier this year, includes a casino and hotel/convention complex. The casino would start with 300 slot machines, with room to add more, and the standard table games and Little Pine would also like to include a sports book to allow the public to vote on individual games, although that is currently not allowed in the country.
Little Pine Chief Wayne Semaganis told the Mercury that Estevan is seen as one of the last viable Saskatchewan markets for a casino. He added their casino would not fall under the auspices of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, which currently owns and operates six casinos in the province. At the time of the interview Semaganis said Little Pine was hoping to meet with the provincial government in the near future to pitch their idea. Asked for the chamber’s stance on what has already become a controversial topic, Cyrenne said a casino would be a
strong tourist draw and could be a financial boon for the city. “There is the concern right now that there are a lot of people that are in the community who don’t live here, who don’t pay property taxes here but still use the infrastructure system without putting any direct funds back into the community,” he said. “Whereas this casino, their intent is to have a community development corporation that would put funds back into the community, be it towards infrastructure or recreational property. “We see some strong potential advantages in terms of attracting people and putting funds back into the community. It’s a $30 million investment in our community; its hard to argue that’s a bad thing.” Cyrenne said Semaganis and Little Pine’s chief executive officer will be in attendance at the meeting to give a presentation on all facets of their plan. “The more people are aware of the facts as they would present them and the business opportunity, and I think they will have some information in terms of the societal issues people are worried about, too.
Krawetz gives rundown of budget City to use new Although he’s already begun the preliminary work on the 2015 budget, Finance Minister Ken Krawetz hasn’t quite turned the page on 2014 just yet. Krawetz was in Estevan Monday to speak at a luncheon organized by the Estevan Chamber of Commerce about the highlights of his budget, which was delivered on March 19. The veteran politician from Invermay, who was a founding member of the Sask. Party, provided those in attendance with insight into the budget process and touched on some of the spending highlights. Despite facing a $100 million decline in revenues, the government managed to keep its streak of balanced budgets intact and estimate a surplus of around $70 million, something he attributed to controlled spending by the government. Krawetz said the process of creating the budget begins in the spring but it’s in October when the ministers in the various departments begin making
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Finance Minister Ken Krawetz spoke at a luncheon hosted Monday by the Estevan Chamber of Commerce. Krawetz gave a rundown of the 2014 budget and some of the work that went into creating it. their submissions, which, when added up, were $800 million over projected revenues. “So now you have to make decisions because no minister brings bad ideas. Everyone has great ideas about what they should do
in each of their ministries and now you have to do that analysis and say ‘here’s our pot of money and here’s the ideas; how do we make the two work?’” Krawetz said. One of the ideas put forward was a tax increase. Krawetz said they con-
sidered raising education property taxes by one mill and also looked at hiking the fuel tax by two cents. Although the mill rate increase would have brought in $110 million in extra revenue and the fuel tax move → A2 Spending
In an effort to expedite the ballot counting process, the City of Estevan will use an automated voting system for the upcoming byelection. Council passed a bylaw at Monday’s meeting that will allow them to use the AccuVote electronic vote counting system April 23. Mayor Roy Ludwig said the suggestion came from city clerk Judy Pilloud, who felt the byelection to select a new member of council was a good time to test the AccuVote system. Ludwig added the City of Regina has agreed to allow Estevan to use their system for the election at no cost and will also supply an employee to train those involved with the election locally. “We are thankful for that,” said Ludwig, who added if all goes well the City would consider purchasing the system for themselves. Ludwig added the rationale behind using the system is simple — the old process of paper ballots created a lengthy counting process. For example, during the last municipal election it was midnight before the final results were available. With AccuVote he said they could have results within an hour. As for the voting process itself, Ludwig said, “there is a person that will help each individual vote because you have to slide (the ballot) in a certain way. It is kept secret between pages and they transfer it after you vote into the back of the box, which is sealed. It’s really cutting edge technology.” Ludwig added the AccuVote system → A2 Council
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Man caught with child porn pleads guilty Another man will spend a year in jail after attempting to enter Canada with child pornography in his possession. Shane Edward Westerfeld was driving to Regina on March 31 when he was crossing the border into Canada at the North Portal port of entry. During an investigation into his computer a series of images involving a nude female child, estimated to be about eight years old, were found by Canadian Border Services Agency personnel.
They identified the material as child pornography and sent the information away to the Internet Child Exploitation unit for a report and arrested Westerfeld, who appeared in custody during provincial court proceedings in Estevan on Monday. After receiving counsel through Legal Aid, he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing child pornography. The Crown prosecutor noted the ICE report found about 1,000 images that were considered illegal and
the American citizen admitted to downloading the material on his smartphone and transferring the images to his computer. Westerfeld agreed to the forfeiture of his computer as part of the sentence, as both the defence and Crown presented presiding Judge Karl Bazin with a joint submission for a 12-month jail term. Westerfeld will spend the next 20 years on the Canadian Sex Offender Registry and must surrender a DNA sample along with his in-
carceration. In other court proceedings, Tyler Spencer made his first appearance before the courts after having been charged with four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm as well as an impaired driving charge. The charges stem from Jan. 31, following a single vehicle rollover south of Estevan that left all five occupants of the vehicle injured. Information provided by the Estevan Police Service after the incident noted that four people were
treated for injuries in Estevan, while a fifth individual was evacuated by STARS air ambulance and sent to
Regina in critical but stable condition. The matter was adjourned until April 28.
Spending on capital projects reaches $2.9m ← A1 would have added $70 million to their bottom line, they eventually decided against both. Despite having to make major cuts to the various wish lists, Krawetz said the government is still spending $2.9 billion on infrastructure including $2 billion on the various Crown corporations. “There is literally billions and billions of dollars that need to be reinvested,” he said. “From 2013 to 2018, we are going to be spending on average (on Crowns) $1.7 billion. In fact, the $2 billion
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he said points to the province’s ongoing prosperity and population growth. “School divisions have told us you can expect 2,140 more kids next fall than we currently have in the system,” he said. “I’m hopeful that the minister of education comes to us at the end of September and says ‘I need some supplementary funding because this $19 million isn’t enough, we’ve got more kids than what we counted on’ because that will mean growth for us.” Krawetz also touched on the fact the government moved to a summary budget after years of being criticized by the NDP opposition and provincial auditor for not providing taxpayers a clear look at spending and overall provincial debt. “For so long people have said ‘you are only doing the (general revenue fund) side and we can’t see what
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Students hear SADD message against impaired driving Students at the Estevan Comprehensive School were presented with big questions and social reflection during a presentation last week regarding impaired driving. The Estevan Police Service experienced a jump in impaired driving arrests from 2011 to 2012, 154 to 194, then continued to climb to 226 offences in 2013, an almost 47 per cent increase in two years. Estevan is certainly growing, but those figures aren’t explained away by a mere increase in population. People in the city, at an increasing rate, are driving while their ability to do so is impaired. “You try and (get the message out) through education, and we have increased our enforcement component,” said EPS Chief Del Block in an interview with the Mercury earlier this year regarding the increase in impaired arrests. EPS has received funding from SGI to target impaired drivers, which has led to an increase in charges, but “clearly the offences are there or we wouldn’t be picking them up.” The warnings and growing chance of being caught aren’t considered enough of a deterrent by many. What about students? Are the attitudes of young people who will have their own decisions to make in the near future progressing in Estevan? The Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) committee at ECS is comprised of 10 students, who helped organize a spirit week last week, with a focus on
Nicole Chartrand, left, and Christen Van De Woestyne pose prior to the SADD presentation at the Estevan Comprehensive School last week, as the school’s SADD committee set up for the speaker who brought a message of making good choices both as drivers and passengers when it comes to alcohol. growing awareness about the seriousness of impaired driving. SADD committee vice-presidents Christen Van De Woestyne and Nicole Chartrand were part of the group promoting events last week such as Team Up, where students are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s jersey, and Put a Lid on Drugs, allowing students to wear hats with a donation. “We’ve had certain activities. There was a carnival at the school and we had a booth set up and played a game there. We just keep everyone aware that there is
no drinking and driving,” said Chartrand. “I think that people need to be more educated about it, because (young people) don’t see it as the huge issue that other people might. Presentations like the one today can help us figure out that it’s a really bad thing,” said Van De Woestyne. Students gathered in the cafetorium Thursday afternoon for the presentation by their peers in SADD, as well as a presenter from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) who presented a film to the students called Smashed. The pre-
sentation outlined how alcohol and other impairing substances inhibit various motor skills and judgement, making people unfit to drive. “(Students) have come in contact with that kind of decision, ‘do I drive home or should I call somebody?’ Then there are other people who don’t care and keep doing it anyway,” said Van De Woestyne. “(The message) reaches out to some people and then other people it doesn’t.” “I think this is way more effective than just saying ‘we’re part of this group, so listen to what we have to say.’ This presentation is really cool because it has first-hand accounts of people who have been affected by the actual accidents,” noted Chartrand. “They can see this is a real issue and you need to realize that it happens.” As part of the presentation, students were also reminded to be good passengers, warning of the dangers of getting into a vehicle with an impaired driver. The film involved fictionalized events as well as testimonials from people who lost loved ones in collisions involving an impaired driver. “It’s shocking. It hits a lot harder (to see it), because those people have been affected by it. You walk away pretty affected because a lot of times it’s really emotional,” said Van De Woestyne. “Hearing people’s personal stories helps influence people to not drink and drive,” added Chartrand.
Vimy Ridge remembered by Legion Local members of the Royal Canadian Legion gathered on Saturday to remember one of the most important battles in the country’s military history. The Estevan branch No. 60 held its annual Vimy Ridge night to mark the 97th anniversary of the First World War battle and also presented service pins to members. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was part of the Battle of Arras and took place from April 9 to April 12, 1917. The Allied Forces consisted of 170,000 men, of whom 97,184 were Canadian. Branch president Troy LeBlanc, in his description of the battle, noted that by April 12, “the Canadian Corps was in firm control of the ridge.” There were 10,602 Canadian casualties, including 3,598 who lost their lives. The Germans had 4,000 of their soldiers captured as prisoners of war and un-
known numbers either killed or wounded. “Four members of the Canadian Corps received the highest military decoration of battle, the Victoria Cross,” said LeBlanc. “The Battle of Vimy was the first instance in which all four Canadian divisions, made up of troops drawn from all parts of the country, fought as a cohesive formation. The idea that Canada’s national identity and nationhood were born out of the battle is widely held among military and civilian historians. The battle was a major victory over the German Empire and forced them to re-assess their defensive strategy and further their retreat to the Oppy-Mericourt line.” A total of 25 Legion members were recognized with service pins ranging from 15 years to 40. Ken Clarke, who also received a 35-year service pin, was honoured with a branch service award. Recipients of 15-year
pins were Leigh Ann Tessier, Donald G. C. Anderson, Rodney Sands and Craig W. Bird. Twenty-year pins went to Beatrice Lukye, Walter Lukye, Theresa M. Bachorcik, Eileen Rosner, Doreen Bachorcik and John G. Len. Being honoured for 25 years of service were Madeline L. Skjerpen, Wayne L. Hoste and Lillian Hahn. Pins for 30 years went to Margaret A. Renwick, Art Matte, David C. Rooks and Richard Marcotte. J.A. Nijman, Martha E. Lyon, Marion Harper, Murray J. Fowler and Clarke received 35-year pins. Service pins for 40 years were presented to Lorne Walliser, Rick Densley and Sandra E. McGillicky. Councillor Brian Johnson brought greetings on behalf of the City of Estevan and thanked the local branch for “being in the community for so long, helping us out and doing a very fine job.”
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Public school attendance boundaries finalized It has taken over a year of planning and consultation but the South East Cornerstone Public School Division now has a school attendance boundaries policy, which will go into effect for the 2014-15 school year. Three public consultations were held in Carievale,
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In terms of transportation for the students, the board noted they will grandfather the transportation of only those students currently approved within an attendance area to an area outside of their attendance area until the students and their siblings have completed the K-12 education system with the SECPSD. The courtesy rider program will accommodate students wishing to attend a school outside their attendance area, at an existing pick up zone, based on criteria established in Administrative Procedure 306. These existing pick up zones are within the
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Silent film comedies launch week of celebration at Orpheum By Norm Park email@example.com
The week-long 100th anniversary celebration for the Orpheum Theatre got off to a strong start on Sunday afternoon with four short silent pictures being presented to an audience of over 200 who also enjoyed free popcorn and soft drinks along with the viewing of a brief history of the theatre itself. Rodney Sauer, a silent film music historian and piano player, served as emcee for the afternoon’s program and provided some insight into the early filmmaking world around 1914, when the Orpheum first opened. Orpheum co-owners Alan and Jocelyn Dougherty were looking for someone with knowledge of early films, especially the musical scores that accompanied them, and they came across Sauer, a professor at the University of Colorado, who also moonlights as an old-time music band member. “I will do some improvising here today,” he told the Mercury, just prior to the start of the program. “If you want to work up a musical score from scratch, it takes awhile, and you have to view the movies several times and to do that right, you need a full orchestra or band. I’m solo today.” Sauer was familiar with the four short silent films, including one of the earliest silent picture cartoons featuring Gertie the Dinosaur, which he narrated instead of accompanying on the piano. “I discovered our university had a big library of music scores for the early silent pictures and most of them were out of print by 1928,” he said, referring to the fact that talking pictures replaced the silent variety right around that time. “There’s not a lot of commissioning for this type of music any more so I like to think I’m helping to revive it,” he said. “There’s a lot of great music from that era, including dance hall stuff, but there wasn’t a lot of music for the silent films left, except for our university.” Considering that the music “back then,” was the only soundtrack for the movie, it was very important. “It just couldn’t be considered a good show without music,” said Sauer. Silent pictures in Estevan were often accompanied by the Estevan Symphony Orchestra, early advertising in the Mercury stated. “Even the dialogue, had to have
music attached,” he said. During the opening ceremonies, Jocelyn and Sauer noted that a lot of energy had gone into the complete renovation of the theatre, while retaining its historical and architectural beauty. Heating, plumbing and cooling systems all got a complete revamp along with the introduction of a whole new second cinema and projection booth along with new washrooms. Alan thanked the construction and contracting team members as well as theatre employees, past and present, for their dedication and professionalism. “I remember the first time I sat down with Jocelyn and Alan to talk about a possible sale of the theatre,” said Alice King, who, with her brothers Earl and Chuck Mus, ran the theatre following her father’s death. Frank Mus had been owner and operator since 1962. “We sat in what was my living room then, which is now the second projection booth,” she added with a laugh. The daughter of an earlier owner, Duane McKenize, was also in attendance. Mary McKenzie made the trip from Winnipeg to join the celebration while Earl Mus and his sister came from Regina. The sale was concluded in 1998 and the Doughertys became just the fourth family to own the independent business operation. King and the Doughertys said they felt it was important to keep the theatre as an independent family operation. Along with a verbal run through, the audience enjoyed an historical powerpoint presentation of the theatre’s history before an old-styled 35mm film on reel was cut to mark the occasion. On Sunday evening, movie attendees again enjoyed a free viewing, this time it was the first talking picture to ever play the Orpheum in 1929, Alibi, starring Chester Morris. Feature movies from each decade may be viewed throughout the week with tonight’s features being the 1970s and ‘80s classics Meatballs (6:45 p.m.) and Rain Man (9 o’clock). The grand finale will bring live musical treats to a local audience with Jack Semple and his guitar and band taking to the stage on Friday night and Alan Frew, lead singer for Glass Tiger, and his band providing the entertainment on Saturday night. Tickets for those concerts are available at the theatre or at Henders Drugs.
Joining Chamber president Ken Rowein (left) on stage Sunday afternoon for an official old film cutting were: from the left: former Orpheum owner Earl Mus; current co-owner Jocelyn Dougherty; former co-owner Alice King; the daugher of former owner Duane McKenzie, Mary Elizabeth McKenzie; and current co-owner Alan Dougherty.
Staff members at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday afternoon were dressed in 1920 and 1930 period costumes to help owners Al and Jocelyn Dougherty celebrate the milestone event. The ticket takers, concession staff, ushers and greeters were dressed to help introduce the silent pictures features that were playing.
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A cheerful spring challenge Now that most of the snow has melted, even in the shaded areas, and temperatures are starting to climb, it’s time to turn our attention to our city’s state of cleanliness. Even casual observances provide plenty of evidence that our city’s highways and byways, yards, ditches and lawns need a good dose of springtime restorative efforts. It’s time for us to clean the dross of winter and put a fresher face on the community. We can now repair what the ravages of winter have damaged. With the temperatures climbing steadily toward two figures, we can safely put the snow shovels away and haul out the rakes, and very soon, the lawn mowers. The onus is on everyone to do a little pick up following our winter toss aways. The residential, commercial and industrial areas of our city are looking a
Prairie Perspective MURRAY MANDRYK Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader Post
Spinning our wheels on the supergrids There are times when it very much feels like, even when we are moving forward, we’re still spinning our wheels. Take Highways Minister Don McMorris’s recent announcement of a pilot project that will convert thin-membrane surface (TMS) paved highways into supergrid roads, that will better accommodate heavy oil tanker and grain haul traffic. It’s a very good idea. The idea of these “supergrids,” wider and stronger grids capable of withstanding the heavier truck traffic better than thin membrane surface (TMS) or regular grid roads was unveiled in the March 19 budget. “What we’re doing is we’re starting more or less from scratch and we’re engineering the road to be a strong base that will carry primary weight,” McMorris explained. The new initiative will begin with two pilot projects totalling about 37 ki-
bit ugly these days as winds whip up the dust and debris we’ve left behind this past winter. It was just too cold to bother, we said as a way of making excuses. Well, no excuses work now. No doubt the city’s public works squads will be out with street sweepers in rapid order, which will be a good signal for the rest of us to get behind our brooms and rakes in the name of civic pride. Now that we have orderly civic garbage and recyclable pickups, there is no excuse for waste papers and fast-food leftovers to be floating around and sticking in our hedges or along the fence lines. It is time to pick up and fix up. It is time for muddy vehicles to get cleaned. A few years ago during one of our city’s environmental and safety seminars, we were informed that industrial transport (i.e. large semi-trucks and railway) were the largest contributors to our environmentally damaging dirt particle drifts. Those items, along with the
agricultural chemical and operating drifts, were the biggest threats to our respiratory well being. In other words, hauling the stuff in and out of mines or into and out of the oilpatch was taking a bigger toil on our health than the burning of the coal was at the power plant stage … by far. So getting rid of some of that dirt on the equipment, moving the dust out of the curbs and sidewalks and into a collection bin, means we’re protecting ourselves and our neighbours while making our city look just a little bit better. Now, while the grass is still brown, the trees still barren and the flowers not yet ready to bloom, is a prime time for us to get out and get a little dirty while making the landscape around us less so. So grab a garbage bag and pail, a shovel or rake, put on some gloves, and head out into the great outdoors to grab some fresh air while making the Energy City a great looking centre piece of southeast Saskatchewan.
lometres, 31 kilometres of Highway 361 from the junction of Highway 9 east to Alida and 5.5 kilometres of Highway 47 about 20 kilometres north of Stoughton. Oil tankers have been particularly brutal on these roads. “It’s been in bad shape for about 20 years and it’s getting worse and worse,” Dennis Hull, councillor for the RM of Alida, recently told reporters. Costing about $400,000 a kilometre, that will total $14.8 million for the 37 kilometres, supergrids are about half the normal paving cost. If successful, McMorris suspects a much higher portion of the provincial highways budget, $664.5 million in 2014-15, will be going to supergrids in the future. And given that both Manitoba and Alberta have already had success with supergrids, there's every reason to believe they will be successful. But all this begs another important question: Why wasn't this done before? Well, you may recall there were similar notions put forward 20 years ago by an NDP government desperate to save cash and deal with the debt left behind by the Progressive Conservatives. He was around in 1993 when thenNDP highways minister Berny Wiens first contemplated “turning highways back to gravel.” You also might remember the vehement opposition at the time, strictly based on the notion that this would be a step backwards. Admittedly, the talk at the time from the NDP government wasn’t about a better alternative to the TMS highways, a bad idea in the first place that showed little foresight.
Many will also remember that period as one where rural Saskatchewan was already angry with the Roy Romanow government for breaking the Gross Revenue Insurance Plan (GRIP) contracts with farmers and closing 52 rural hospitals. So even if Wiens had a better, bolder plan at the time, rural Saskatchewan was certainly in no mood to listen. But maybe that's one of the big problems in this province, one of the things that held Saskatchewan back for so many years. Yes, rural Saskatchewan has ample reason to criticize the New Democratic government of the past. By the end of its 16-year run, the NDP felt no need to either field serious candidates or campaign in the rural areas. But we all know that rural Saskatchewan has never looked to the NDP, or any governing party in Regina, for that matter, for its leadership. Surely, sometime in the 16 years of NDP leadership or the last seven years of Sask. Party governance, someone from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities could have championed an idea like supergrids. And, surely, any government would have supported, if it saved costs. But as big a problem as it is to get governments to listen, getting local leadership to think beyond the confines to the township might be an even bigger problem. And in a growing, changing province, we do need to think differently. Unfortunately, as has been the case with the supergrids, we are sometimes just spinning our wheels.
April 9, 2014
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Learning Lean Volunteers critical to CBS efficiently If it weren’t for the fact this Lean item involves tens of millions of dollars, I believe I’d find the whole swirling debate about it kind of amusing. Well, actually it is amusing, $40 million or no $40 million. Hey, what’s a few million dollars among friends, eh? So is this Lean training thing really just a practice in cult manipulation because they use Japanese words? From what I’ve been able to figure out so far, having attended some meetings where senseis and hot shots meet to discuss hoshins and other such things, the senseis are invading Saskatchewan on a regular basis to train leaders who then train the trainers who then train the “champions” and the champions get to train the lemmings. And I’m sure each of those categories have Japanese terms that can be used to make them sound more important or at least exotic. As expected, the sensei or senseries make the big bucks when they arrive in Saskatchewan and apparently it costs a lot to bring them from Japan, even though the company hired to spread the gospel is headquartered in America. Each flight, it has been noted, costs Saskatchewan over $2,000 for each sensei, and according to the contractor, they’re losing $6,000 per flight in the process. This leaves me with one question? Where is the Lean technology being applied in booking flights of the sensei? Two thousand dollars to $8,000 to fly a guy from Japan to Regina seems a bit steep. No travel reward points, no frequent flyer discounts? Where is the flight-booking sensei? So are the masters and manipulators teaching our health (and soon the education) system to be more efficient? Leave a stethoscope where it shouldn’t be left and you lose a finger? Not so far! Hey, they may not need stethoscopes any more. Leave a recharging cord unattached … burn at the stake of hoshin? What are the consequences? So the next question is, who audits the in-house auditors who are telling us this Lean stuff is working and saving us millions? How much of it is objective and how much is subjective? I dwell in a cynical, skeptical world so I can’t help it. Does the efficiency cycle keep spinning for years? For decades? Do we ever get to ultimate efficiency? Did they read Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged? Did they really pay physicians $33,000 each to attend Lean workshops/seminars or cult worship sessions? If so, please explain how that is Lean in 200 words or less. No, make that 125 words, we can’t spend a whole lot of time reading. It ain’t Lean. Did Lean really save the system $35 million in blood/ plasma product handling? I didn’t know our blood was that valuable on the open market. We should sell more of it! Someone needs to prove that statement is true, in 125 words or less, of course. Those who are Lean advocates state that another $16 million has been saved in the design of the children’s hospital in Saskatoon. Please prove, in 125 words or less. I didn’t realize the children’s hospital had been built already, but if it has been proven that $16 million was saved in the design, then it must exist. OK, we’ve had our fun with the Lean and mean sensei machine, dear diary. My mind is still open, just don’t ask me to be more efficient with my writing, because I have difficulties cutti …
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The Editor: During National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), Canadian Blood Services thanks (http://youtu.be/IA37-9I2Evo.) and celebrates the more than 17,000 volunteers who donated 210,000 hours of their time in the last year to support Canada’s blood system. Volunteers help make saving lives possible. We truly appreciate the talent and energy our volunteers contrib-
ute—it’s time that made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians who needed blood products this past year. Volunteers promote important campaigns throughout the year, coordinate and host blood donor clinics and speak to others about the importance of blood, stem cell, organ and tissue donations. On behalf of our national team at
Canadian Blood Services, I’d like to send a heart-felt thanks to all volunteers in Estevan who support Canadian Blood Services as well as other charitable organizations in Canada. Harvinder Lallh Regional Supervisor Volunteer Resources Canadian Blood Services Alberta and Saskatchewan
Lack of staff remains concern The Editor: This week, we discovered that home care is stretched so thin people will now face cuts to care or long waits. The government is dropping the ball on the basics in health care while it focuses on the Lean experiment – a pet project costing taxpayers more than $40 million on one consultant alone. The government is dismissing the home care problem, and said the lack of available care is short-term – but also admitted to moving patients out of hospitals sooner. If that’s the case, the increased need for home care, a valuable part of our health care system, won’t be a short surge. More seniors will leave the hospital early and need help to continue to live at home, and more patients will need support to be at home instead of in the hospital after surgery, illness or injury.
Seniors care is in crisis in Saskatchewan as an epidemic of short-staffing, no baseline standards and low quality goes untreated. The government has said improved home care for seniors is the solution – and I agree home care is an important part of the solution – but the reality is the government is both failing to address the seniors care crisis and allowing home care to suffer cuts. We all know that money and countless trips to the Emergency Room can be saved by improving home care, but it seems the government would rather cut corners and try to lean out the things that matter in health care. Cam Broten Leader of the Official Opposition, Saskatchewan’s NDP
Gov’t slashing infrastructure funding The Editor: Investments in public infrastructure are the single most costeffective way for the Government of Canada to help drive jobs and growth. So why are the Conservatives slashing new funding for the biggest federal infrastructure fund by 90 per cent? The old Building Canada Fund had grown to about $1.6 billion a year for community infrastructure projects across the country. But this year new money for the fund drops off a cliff, falling by close to 90 per cent to just $210 million a year, starving municipalities of federal support. Funding will not recover for five years, punted into political nevernever land.
Conservatives argue the total ten-year fund has never been bigger. But the reality is that those funds are heavily back-end loaded, postponing investments that should be made today for years. There couldn’t be a worse time. Canada’s economic growth and job creation continue to be well below our potential, and unemployment is stubbornly stuck around 7 per cent. An infrastructure program would not only help create growth today, it would lay the foundation for greater future prosperity. Properly done, the dividends would be on going for a very long time. For example, ten years ago federal investments helped restore Wascana Lake in Regina to be hub of the largest urban park in Canada,
creating lasting value for the community that continues to this day. The provinces all agree. Municipal governments agree. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce agrees. The only partner offside is the Conservative government in Ottawa. Instead of cutting the Building Canada Fund to help conjure a surplus in time for the next election, the government should be accelerating infrastructure investments to make a transformative boost to our economy today—and tomorrow. David McGuinty, MP Liberal Party of Canada Critic for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Greens disgusted by wage hike The Editor: The Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) is disgusted that the province’s 58 MLAs have awarded themselves a 1.5 per cent pay increase, which brings their basic pay to almost $95,000. The increase is insensitive, given its timing. The province is only going to increase the minimum wage by 20 cents, and it will only happen this fall. Meanwhile our greedy MLAs are taking the 1.5 per cent increase right now.
The MLA pay increase is a slap in the face to the thousands of people across Saskatchewan who are struggling to deal with rising rents, enormous mortgage payments, and rising bills and the increasing cost of groceries. The GPS welcomes feedback from anyone who has ideas about how to better monitor and control pay increases for our MLAs. Victor Lau, Leader of the GPS Regina, Saskatchewan
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Hillcrest students reach out with We program donation to shelter By Norm Park email@example.com
Two senior students from Hillcrest elementary school appeared in the front office of the Estevan Humane Society’s shelter last Tuesday with a cheque in the amount of $565.65 representing the fruits of their bottle and can collection efforts over the past four months. Coral Zieglgansberger and Tyra Kuntz were concluding their individual action plan within the Me to We program that the school has embraced, and they are now concentrating their efforts, along with other students in the school, on a global project. Teacher Cat Billesberger said the program started in the school with just the senior students getting involved and it has now branched out to include the Grade 6 to 8 classes. Students earn their way to a giant annual We Day rally in Saskatoon that features keynote motivational messages from athletic,
social and entertainment celebrities. “The testimonial talks got through to us,” said Coral, commenting on the most recent rally that saw 25 Hillcrest students being registered for the grand event. Earning their way to the rally means the students must get involved in fundraising activities for others or fundraising for the trip by performing civic services and providing volunteer talents. Coral and Tyra, after doing the fundraising for the Humane Society, will now join the other students in a drive toward raising $10,000 to build a basic school house facility in India in the Me to We Brick by Brick program. Each time they raise $20 they get a brick that will be used to build the school. The idea to join the Brick by Brick program came about through a collaborative effort that included Hillcrest’s Junior Quota Club members who suggested the partnership. Billesberger said the
school’s We team has purchased a button-making machine that allows them to make promotional buttons, which they sell to community groups. So far they have raised $3,000 through button sales, with orders coming from a variety of service clubs and businesses, with the Happy Nun restaurant in Forget being a dedicated promoter of the project as well as an avid sales agent. “Wedding favours, promotion buttons, campaign buttons, our team can do that with the profits going to the school project,” said Billesberger. The students hope to reach their goal before the end of the school year, but if they don’t, they’ll have a decision to make, said Billesberger. They can partner with another school doing a similar campaign and combine the funds to complete a school-building program or they can keep it within the Hillcrest School community and carry the campaign over into a new school year for next year’s
Coral Zieglgansberger (left) and Tyra Kuntz presented Britini Walilko of the Estevan Humane Society’s shelter program with a cheque for $565.65 representing the duo’s can and bottle collection project within the Me to We program. The two Hillcrest students are now joining classmates for an international school-building fund-raising project for India. Grades 6 to 8 classes to complete. Students who graduate to the Estevan Comprehensive School will be able to stay involved in the project. “They started last year with this We program and some strong leadership skills were discovered. It’s fun to watch them develop in that way,” said Billesberger, who accompanied the two girls as they handed
the cheque over to Humane Society employee Britini Walilko, who assured them the funds will be used carefully to provide comfort and care for the animals in their temporary care. Walilko added that the cat and kitten population at the shelter has dropped slightly over the past three weeks, noting that when the numbers reached over 40 they were having to restrict
their intake due to safety and health concerns. The dog and puppy population had also declined significantly, although they had just taken in a couple of abandoned puppies, while a six-kitten litter born shortly after their mother arrived in the shelter three weeks ago, are growing strong and healthy and will probably be eligible for adoption around the eight-week mark.
Spring Pasture Utilization Problems Nadia Mori, PAg, Regional Forage Specialist Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
With another challenging winter almost behind us, it is understandable that an early pasture turnout is on many livestock producer’s mind. The necessity of pasture access must be balanced with forage plant requirements. There can be major detrimental effects by utilizing a pasture too early in the season. As a rule of thumb, every week of grazing too early in the spring sacrifices
three weeks of grazing in the fall. How robust grass plants are in the spring depends on the amount of surviving green leaf area at the base of the browned off plant and remaining carbohydrate reserves. Newly emerging leaves draw carbohydrates from roots, stems, or older leaves until maintenance and growth requirements can be met through energy production from new leaves. Tame perennial forage grasses should not be grazed before the 3 to 4 leaf stage or when plants are at least 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches) tall. Removal of leaves from forage
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plants not yet at the third-leaf stage deprives plants of foliage needed for photosynthesis and increases the demand upon already low levels of carbohydrate reserves. Every grass species reaches the third leaf stage at different times based on growing degree days. Effective grazing management strategies are therefore based on the growth stage of grasses rather than calendar dates. Even though all grass species may be exposed to the same temperatures their rate of development can differ significantly. Many tame cool-season grasses such as meadow or hybrid bromegrass reach the third-leaf stage four to five weeks ahead of native range grasses. Early growing grasses like crested wheatgrass can serve as complementary pasture before other tame forages or native range pastures are ready for grazing. After the grass pasture has reached the third leaf stage and leaf material is removed by livestock, subsequent pasture production is related to the amount of leaf material
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Broadway classic to be theatre’s second production this summer By Jordan Baker firstname.lastname@example.org
With the announcement of this theatre season’s second production, it’s apparent the two plays coming through the Souris Valley Theatre this year are an odd couple themselves. The second production this summer at the Souris Valley Theatre will be The Odd Couple, a familiar story that has been widely adapted and features a pair of men thrust into each other’s company despite their differences. The fun comes from the story’s central odd couple: Felix, neat and uptight, Oscar, easygoing and aloof. The Neil Simon play, first performed on Broadway in 1965, follows the two characters as they become roommates having both divorced from their spouses. Kenn McLeod, the theatre’s artistic director, said the fun and familiarity of the characters makes The Odd Couple a great choice. “It is a classic story. That’s one of the reasons for programming it. Even if they aren’t familiar with the story, they know the characters,” he said. “All the way down to Bert and Ernie, they’re the puppet odd couple, so it is that story. It’s about men trying to start again and finding that ability to work together.” This production, with its central story revolving around the relationship of a pair of men suddenly living in close quarters, and the theatre’s first production of the season, The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring an all-female cast, the theatre will present two very different plays both in character and perspective. “That was another reason for the programming of it. We want to introduce as many great performers to Estevan and to that theatre
as possible. Finding ways to fill our season with both ladies and gentlemen and shows that can appeal to an audience of ladies and gentlemen” was of primary concern, added McLeod. The Odd Couple has became a timeless story, first produced in the 1960s, it has enjoyed the success of movies, television series and countless stage productions since its first run on Broadway. McLeod noted that recently there was a production at the Arts Club in Vancouver, and Matthew Perry of Friends fame, is producing a new TV show, a reboot of the original. “It’s even going back on television. The story is still something,” said McLeod. “It’s a great, fun piece by Neil Simon, who is one of the premier American comic playwrights. The best thing about Simon is that most of his stuff has a lot of really great heart, too. It’s not just chuckles and laughs and farce, it has a lot of meaning and great heart to it.” The theatre is also putting out a casting call locally for a group of gentlemen to perform on stage during the opening scene around a poker table. There are four poker buddies of the main
Artistic director Kenn McLeod characters Felix and Oscar do, and I thought might be who appear in the first act. quite interesting, is pool“What I was hoping to ing up some of the local
Estevan talent and seeing if anybody has an inkling to come and be part of the production and get a crack at being up on that stage,” said McLeod. “I’m hoping to cast the four poker players as locally as possible.” He said some kind of stage experience helps but isn’t necessary if the right people are determined and can commit some time to rehearsal as well as the performances. “Sometimes it’s just about the desire to be there,” he said, noting the rehearsal schedule wouldn’t be as rigorous as the main cast, but there will be some time required to get comfortable with the scenes. McLeod said the com-
edy will round out the theatre season well, as the theatre brings familiar music as well as familiar characters. “Bringing on a comedy where people know the story or know the characters or they might have been roommates with those characters in their life, seem to be a pretty good fit this summer. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We have some really good shows to make people stick around for the weekend instead of always going to the lake.” The Odd Couple will run from July 23 to Aug. 9 playing from Tuesday to Saturday evenings and a matinee each Thursday afternoon. The Marvelous Wonderettes begins July 3.
Souris Valley Theatre to host Irish-themed event The Souris Valley Theatre will be presenting a pub crawl with one stop as the organization aims to raise funds this spring. The theatre is hosting the stay-put pub crawl April 26 as it looks to build up some funds through the community it serves. The event will be hosted at the Estevan Legion hall, chosen for its elevated stage, which will suit the evening’s entertainment, to be provided by Darren McGovern, who will serenade attendees with traditional Irish folk songs. Theatre manager Jocelyn Anderson said there may be some other surprise entertainers that evening. “We’re also planning to have things like a jig contest. We want to try to get everybody who comes to our ‘pub’ involved in the whole atmosphere,” she said, adding that there will be some other themed games as well as drinks and some food
The Souris Valley Theatre is hosting a fundraising event on April 26 at the Legion Hall as it prepares for the upcoming 2014 theatre season. inspired by the fare common on the Emerald Isle. “The general atmosphere we’re trying to make quite casual but with an Irish theme,” said Anderson. The evening will start at 5 o’clock with drinks, followed by a pizza supper, before the entertainment gets started. “We are attempting to raise a little money, so that
we don’t have to ask for quite so much from the City in the future. Right now they’re funding a lot of our budget, and we’d like to reduce some of that pressure on them,” said Anderson, noting that with the Saskatchewan Summer Games coming in Estevan’s future, the municipal governments will have greater financial needs in the years to come.
“We’re just trying to get our funds in order, so we can do our part in helping that happen as well,” she said. The event will include silent auction items up for bid. Tickets may be purchased at Henders Drugs prior to the event. The group is selling 270 tickets, and any that are still available may be purchased at the door.
Bridal Guide Nicole Jackson & Tim Puryk.......................................................................May 10, 2014 Lacy Steffins & Matthew Wilson ................................................................June 14, 2014 Erin Andruschak & Jesse Chesney ...........................................................June 21, 2014 Trisha Neuberger & Chris English .............................................................June 21, 2014 Penny Gudmundson & Philip Donison ......................................................June 28, 2014 Maria Sinclair & Mathew Walte..................................................................June 28, 2014 Kandyce Hirsch & Conrad Meili.................................................................June 28, 2014 Amie Sehn & Kyle Whitehead .................................................................... July 12, 2014 Alison Kuntz & Michael Doherty ................................................................. July 12, 2014 Leah Evans & Joel Moriarty..................................................................... August 2, 2014 Amy Hammermeister & Bradley Belitski .................................................. August 2, 2014 Sarah Puryk & Kyler Emde.......................................................................August 2, 2014 Jolene Pettapiece & Chris Byers ............................................................ .August 2, 2014 Alysha Mittelholtz & Garrett Lasko .......................................................... August 2, 2014 Coralee Kunz & Jeff Blondeau .............................................................. August 16, 2014 Angela Braun & Kevin McNichol............................................................ August 16, 2014 Megan Glass & Stephen Lisitza.................................................. ...........August 16, 2014 Cassie Dutton & Curtis Bonokoski......................................................... August 23, 2014 Breonna Alexander & Robert Graham................................................... August 30, 2014 Lauren Krassilowsky & Andrew Dyer......................................................August 30, 2014 Melissa Marcotte & Lyle Granrud .......................................................... August 31, 2014 Jessica Mills & Jordon Blanchette ...................................................September 13, 2014 Sara Matte & Stephen Lainton ........................................................September 27, 2014 Kathryn Kitchen & Dylan Gilliss ............................................................October 11, 2014 Angela Evens & Raymond Tarnes .....................................................November 8, 2014 Aleisha Scott & Shadoe Struble .........................................................November 8, 2014 14042SS01
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Open house held at Shand Greenhouse Members of the public interested in receiving seedlings or trees got a chance to learn more about the Shand Greenhouse and what it does during an open house held on Sunday afternoon. The greenhouse, which was built in 1991, is located next to the Shand Power Station and helps to mitigate the station’s impact on the environment. The greenhouse and the power station alternate open houses every two years. “We run a public program so that landowners can apply to us for free seedlings and we do that on an annual basis, so in May we’ll be shipping out some of the stock to a few hundred landowners across Saskatchewan,” said greenhouse manager Bruce Hesselink. “We also do some environmental programs with environmental groups and we Shand Greenhouse manager Bruce Hesselink shows off one of the facility’s many varieties during an open house do some growing for Sask- held on Sunday. Power projects as well. When we impact the environment, Shand Greenhouse is part of trees near power lines, which hundreds of people come out throughout Saskatch- side to finish off and as soon the answer to rehabilitating can result in the tree becom- throughout the year, so this ewan.” as we put these outside when the environment.” ing a conductor of electricity is just a more formal opporHesselink said the the weather gets decent, we’ll Two speakers were fea- and posing a safety hazard to tunity for that. After today, greenhouse has between 20 tured at the open house, with those on the ground. we’ll get busy packaging last and 30 varieties, which are one giving tips on how to Hesselink said the turn- year’s crop for our custom- grown in two separate crops save electricity and money in out for the open house was ers. We’ll clear everything “This is really half of the home, and the other warn- smaller than expected, al- out and bring on some more what we would grow in a ing of the dangers of planting though he added “we have people and get those orders year. These will be put out-
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Province takes over rabies response Armed with a $500,000 investment, the province has announced it will handle the response to cases of rabies in the future. “While the incidence of rabies in Saskatchewan is low, it is important to have a program in place to help producers who may have a suspect or confirmed case,” Agriculutre Minister Lyle Stewart said. “The Rabies Response Program will provide farmers and ranchers with the support they need if their animals are exposed to rabies.” As of April 1, the province assumes responsibility of rabies programming from the federal government. Previously, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency managed rabies programming in the province. Under the Rabies Response Program, private veterinarians across the
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Living Well With Cancer retreat returning to Estevan April 26
The second consecutive year, a Living Well With Cancer Community Retreat will be held in Estevan. The Saskatchewan arm of the Canadian Cancer Society has announced the retreat will be held April 26 at the Days Inn. Organized by the local Relay for Life Survivor Committee, the retreat will offer survivors the opportunity to learn about the various programs offered by the CCS as well as practical and emotional tools to help them on their cancer journey. As well, the retreat is a chance to meet with fellow survivors going through similar experiences. Dr. Toby Bridgman, a Weyburn-based naturopathic doctor will serve as the keynote speaker. Bridgman will
address what cancer is, how it develops, and how it can be treated. He will also help survivors to learn more about their diagnosis and how to create a treatment program that will work for them. Bridgman will also discuss why it is important to support the body and how to work with medical doctors to get the needed treatments. Bridgman has created a clinic in Weyburn where he aims to provide the most advanced treatments allowed within the scope of integrative medicine in Saskatche-
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STF regulation site provides more transparency to disciplinary process The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has launched a new website dedicated to the dispensing of information regarding teacher conduct or competence at all levels of the public education system. The site, www.skteacherregulation.ca was launched April 2 and is intended to assist the STF in its efforts to provide more transparency with its disciplinary processes and outcomes. The federation had been subjected to some criticism in the past for its potential conflict-ofinterest status with having
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we committed to making administrative changes to address the perception of conflict of interest and improve awareness, accessibility and reporting of the federation’s disciplinary processes, proceeding and outcomes,” said Dueck in an earlier media release. Besides the creation of the complaints committee, the STF will be strengthening its processes and systems to receive and track phone calls regarding complaints of teacher conduct or competence. Dueck told the Mercury she did not feel the
new era of openness will bring about a whole lot of nuisance complaints, and the process, while adding a few additional staff hours for the website implementation, isn’t going to be a major cost for the STF either. She had said earlier that this additional measure provides increased public assurance in executive decision-making related to the handling of professional complaints. A public information campaign will be launched soon to provide information for students and par-
ents regarding accessing and participating in the federation’s disciplinary processes. The campaign will then be expanded in the fall to engage education leaders and partners such as principals, administrators and school community council members in elevating public awareness of the related processes and issues. “What has changed here is that through this website people will get access to information online and some guidance as to what process to follow and how it works,” said Dueck.
Province pitches grain legislation changes Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has sent a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food seeking improvements to Bill C-30, the proposed federal legislation aimed at improving grain movement in western Canada. “Our government believes Bill C-30, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, is a step in the right direction,” Stewart said. “However, the legislation does not go far enough to address the current
backlog of grain movement and ensure an efficient supply chain in the future. The strength of Saskatchewan’s economy is dependent on getting all of our commodities to market – whether it is grain, potash or oil.” The Government of Saskatchewan requested the legislation include the following: • Service Level Agreements between shippers and railways, including reciprocal penalties for damages and an expedited arbitration process;
• Service for all customers and all shippers in all corridors; • Railway delivery of a minimum of 13,000 grain cars per week; • Minimum penalties of $250,000 per day for railways for failing to meet these targets; and • Removing the sunset of August 2016 until a review of the Canada Transportation Act is complete and permanent legislation is in place. “Clearing this grain transportation backlog has
been the number one priority for our government,” Stewart said. “We are focused on ensuring the system has the necessary capacity to accommodate future economic growth. All customers, big and small, in all corridors must have assurance of adequate service. Canada has made significant efforts to expand trade agreements and reduce barriers to market access around the world. These opportunities should not be squandered by an inability to get our production to export position.”
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The turn out for the CSAA safety seminar breakfast for contractors and employees, was over 250 and closer to 300 in the Estevan Legion Hall on April 3.
Safety session delivers strong message The Estevan Legion Hall was filled to overflowing last Thursday morning as about 300 contractors and employees sat down to a free breakfast and a fast-paced but educational video and personal presentation on safety. The event, a kick-off to Safety Month, was sponsored by the Contractor Safety Awareness Association (CSAA) and the Saskatchewan Common Ground Alliance. This was the first time these two agencies collaborated for the activity. “Most of our members are also members of the Alliance anyway,” said Jeff Yanko of Enbridge, one of the co-ordinators of the Estevan seminar. So he added, it was easy to merge the two safety programs and messages. Twenty-nine similar events are being held, or have been held throughout the province during April with between 5,000 and 6,000 people receiving the message.
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Affinity CU enjoys strong year Amidst a year that saw them undergo significant change, Affinity Credit Union experienced strong growth throughout its operations. The financial institution held its annual general meeting April 12 night in Saskatoon with other branches throughout the province, including here in Estevan, joining in through a webcast. The AGM was the first since Affinity and Spectra Credit Union entered into a partnership agreement that became official in July. Affinity also entered into an agreement with the Advantage Credit Union and merged with the Broadview, Colonsay and Muenster Credit Unions throughout the past year. Chairman of the Board Scott Flavel said the additions in 2013 have helped create the seventh largest credit union in Canada. “We have 130,000 members and over $4 billion in managed assets,” Flavel told the 635 members who attended the meeting at the various locales. “It’s been a challenging year, there is always uncertainty when you are joining other credit unions. Thank you for placing your trust in us.” CEO Mark Lane also spoke about the changes that took place in 2013, saying that it was a truly memorable year and that all of Affinity’s staff and members were
impacted by all that took place. “We embraced that change again for a multitude of reasons,” Lane said. “It has given us a change to the range of services and the range of geography that we serve.” Lane added that although Affinity has become very adept at putting mergers and partnerships together, there was an incredible amount of work that went on behind the scenes to make it all happen. He added that job is still ongoing as they are working to get all of their operations onto one common banking platform. “The need for that common platform is perhaps self-evident but without it, it makes it harder to serve a member in the way that you want to if they happen to be entering another branch that isn’t their home branch,” said Lane, who added that it will be November before the local
operations are transferred to the common platform. “Today, we still continue to struggle in some ways because we have three separate banking platforms and it is very difficult culturally until you are able to consummate that work.” Despite their growth, Lane said he remains proud of the fact that Affinity remains a local credit union. He noted that Affinity has roughly $3.6 billion in deposit and $3.3 billion of that figure has been loaned back to Saskatchewan residents for their needs. “We are facilitating the real economy,” he said. “Your credit union is very much an economic engine in Saskatchewan. That local economic driver is a key part of our mandate, it’s what our board expects of us and we intend to deliver in
the way of real loans and real deposits. We believe we are a community builder. We believe we are doing that one family at a time.” Lane said that although the mergers and partnerships have gotten the headlines, he felt that Affinity’s innovation and development were the highlights of 2013. In particular, he said they answered the requests of members for more technologydriven products through such items as remote deposit capture, which allows people to deposit a cheque by taking a photo of it with their smartphone. Over $30 million has been deposited via the remote deposit capture system. “In addition to the organic growth and all the partnering and all the banking system conversions, we found a way to get this done, and it’s an innovation that members notice, and it’s an innovation that sets us apart from our competitors,” Lane said. On the financial side, it was evident that Affinity remains strong as their assets grew by 6.47 per cent to $3.95 billion, which fell just short of their target of $4.09 billion. Affinity’s loan portfolio grew to $3.3 billion in 2013, an increase of 12.28 per cent. Affinity’s after tax profit for the year was $21 million, which was down slightly from the previous year.
Sask. has lowest unemployment rate Despite some significant job losses throughout the province, including here in Estevan, Saskatchewan continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. According to a report from Statistics Canada the province led for the 15th consecutive month and at 4.5 per cent, the rate was well below the national average of 6.9 per cent. The Labour Force Survey also shows that the youth unemployment rate of 9.6 per cent (seasonally adjusted) is the lowest in the country and below the national rate of 13.6 per cent. “Saskatchewan’s labour market remains strong, our unemployment rate remains low and we have plenty of hard working men and women taking advantage of the incredible opportunities,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said on behalf of Economy Minister Bill Boyd. “Today’s numbers are further proof that our economy remains strong.” Employment reached a record high for the month of March with 522,000 people employed, and full-time employment a record high of 445,700. For 14 consecutive months, off-reserve Aboriginal employment has increased year-over-year, with 800 more people employed (1.9 per cent) in March 2014. Since March 2009, construction jobs are up 41 per cent (13,500 new jobs); professional, scientific and technical jobs increased by 36 per cent (7,500 new jobs); and transportation and warehouse jobs grew by 17 per cent (4,100 new jobs). “In last month’s budget, we committed new funding for post-secondary and skills training, and additional training seats that will help to engage more people in the Saskatchewan economy and continue bridging the gap between aboriginal and
non-aboriginal people in the workforce,” Doherty said. “Job growth has increased year-over-year for 28 months in a row, our unemployment rates have remained low, and this is just the start of what looks like a great 2014 for Saskatchewan’s labour force.” Other highlights include: • Full-time employment increased by 300 and parttime increased by 4,200 yearover-year. • Compared to March 2013, the largest industry employment gains were seen in utilities (48 per cent); transportation and warehousing (11.3 per cent); finance, insurance and real estate (8.5 per cent); and accommodation and food services (6.8 per cent).
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Bienfait’s Weldon School will serve as the host site for the 2014 Mini-Relay for Life. Held in conjunction with the annual Relay for Life in Estevan, the mini-relay serves as a chance to get local kids involved in the movement and volunteerism while raising much-needed funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Once again students from the Estevan Comprehensive School — Team ECS as they are known — will be front and centre, working with Weldon students to organize the event and help where needed. ECS students Jacqueline Peeace and Kyle Goulet will serve as the co-chairs of this year’s mini-relay, which is scheduled for May 30. The pair of Grade 12 students have been involved with the mini-relay for a number of years and say it’s had a positive impact on their lives. “I’ve always loved helping out people and when (mini-relay co-ordinator Pat Steinke) asked me back in 2010 if I wanted to be part of the Team ECS while at St. Mary’s, I felt like I really fit in,” said Kyle. “Cancer is a big issue around the world and it affects everyone and it affects them differently. I like to help out everyone individually, not as a group, not as a school, but each student. You get a joy from seeing these kids help out the community.” Jacqueline said cancer has had a major impact on her life, having lost family members to the disease. She said along with that personal connection, the chance to work with the students at the different schools and help them become leaders is a big reason why she has continued her involvement with Team ECS. “Being (involved with) the mini-relay, it’s been interesting to see how I’ve grown in the past few years in my leadership and how I talk to people. It’s totally changed my life and it’s cool to see these kids who may have been shy and you give them a position of responsibility and they just excel. It’s really amazing to see.” As with past mini-relays, there will be events at Weldon School throughout the week culminating with the mini-relay on May 30. Murray GM has signed on as the principal sponsor of the event while Blue Chip Realty will be cooking and serving lunch. The mini-relay itself is scheduled to begin with the opening ceremonies at 12 o’clock. Other highlights will include the survivor’s walk and other events. The school and students will set a fundraising goal at a later date and Steinke said the students will be going door to door in Bienfait the week of the relay to canvas for donations.
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The Sun Country Regional Health Authority approved an expenditure of $160,000 during a regular business session in Weyburn on March 26. The money will come from the region’s restricted funds and will be used to meet the additional costs related to the renovations at the Redvers Health Centre. The local health foundation in Redvers will contribute $40,000 toward the cost, too for the centre that is coming in with a total construction bill of just over $13.25 million. The SCRHA also noted they have ratified the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) agreement that was negotiated in March. CUPE members are currently voting on the agreement, and if it passes the membership, the contract could be ratified within 45 days. The region, it was learned, ended their fiscal year (March 31) having completed seven of their
nine improvement projects with the two incomplete projects (antimicrobial stewardship and injury reduction) to be carried forward into the new fiscal year with its four targeted improvement programs. The board members were also informed that 17 staff members have been trained as trainers in the new gentle persuasion approaches toward caring for long-term care residents with cognitive disabilities. The trainers will now visit each longterm care facility in the region to demonstrate the new approach. It was also reported that a power transformer that feeds the Estevan Regional Nursing Home
failed on March 10 due to water issues so the backup generator provided partial power coverage for most of the day with the power being restored around 4:30 p.m. with a temporary transformer being put in place. When the time comes to have the temporary transformer replaced with a permanent unit, there will be another brief power outage, but this one will be anticipated with alternative measures in place. The directors also heard there are five medical residents interested in practising medicine in Sun Country within the next two years, which bodes well for the recruitment and retention committee.
Province to add nurses in rural areas
Saskatchewan is taking further steps to improve patients’ access to nurse practitioner services in rural and remote communities. Minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health Randy Weekes last week announced a new recruitment strategy that encourages nurse practitioners to work in communities with a population of 10,000 or less. “We’re working to make sure all residents have access to quality primary health services, wherever they live in Saskatchewan,” Weekes said. “The Rural and Remote Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Strategy is a great step forward in supporting both nurse practitioners and patients. It’s one more way we’re keeping our commitment to address health care needs in rural areas.” “The Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners (SANP) is pleased to partner with the provincial government to move this initiative forward,” SANP President Lia Boxall said. “We have identified ways that nurse practitioners could be providing more accessible, quality, sustainable health care services to all people in Saskatchewan. This strategy will help us continue to remove barriers that exist at present and
implement solutions that support nurse practitioners and benefit patients.” “This initiative combined with our commitment to train more nurse practitioners will help improve patient care in Saskatchewan,” Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris said. “Since 2012, we have invested $630,000 for additional nurse practitioner seats and are on target to meet our commitment of 20 new training positions.” The strategy has four initiatives to be phased in over two years: • “Grow Your Own” – Registered nurses will receive wages and benefits for up to two years while they receive full-time nurse practitioner training, based on a five-year return-ofservice agreement in the sponsoring health region. • Rural Nurse Practitioners Locum Pool – A team of nurse practitioners will be formed to provide itinerant services on a temporary basis in communities that are without nurse practitioner services. The program will provide relief for vacation, sick leave or maternity leave. • Position transfers – Health regions will be able to move vacant nursing positions within health regions to communities with a demonstrated need for a
nurse practitioner where no position exists. • Relocation grants – Nurse practitioners will be eligible for incentive grants of up to $40,000 over five years for practising in hard-to-recruit positions or locations. It is expected that the Rural and Remote Nurse Practitioner Recruitment Strategy will cost approximately $250,000 annually, and will utilize existing funds within the Ministry of Health and Regional Health Authorities already targeted toward recruitment initiatives. Weekes made the announcement in Regina at the annual nurse practitioner conference hosted by the Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Nurse Practitioners of Saskatchewan. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education to perform physical assessments, order diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat common medical conditions, prescribe medications and perform minor surgical procedures. More than 170 nurse practitioners are currently licensed in the province. This represents an increase of 71 per cent since 2007.
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Police appreciate co-operation during full weekend of investigations City police have some suspects in their sights following a couple of break, enter and theft incidents in Estevan last Friday night. Estevan Police Service members have interviewed a group of people they believe may have been involved in both events, and they are now piecing together the evidentiary material as part of their ongoing investi-
gation. EPS members reported they were also busy on the traffic enforcement scene Friday night with eight drivers being charged with traffic-related offences such as speeding and running red lights. They also charged two people for driving while impaired and driving while their blood-alcohol content was over .08 per cent.
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ed two people on the east side of the city. A female driver was arrested for impaired driving while her male passenger was picked up on a mischief charge for an event that had occurred the previous weekend. Both were released from custody following the establishment of their court dates. When police arrived at an east side lounge in response to a parking lot fight, they placed one combatant under arrest because he was seen to be in breach of his court-ordered conditions to abstain from alcohol consumption. He spent the night in cells and was released with another court date set. A fight at a north side convenience store attracted police attention on the night of April 5. One man involved in the incident was arrested on a mischief charge after it was noted he had caused damage to property inside the store. The male youth was taken into custody and spent the night lodged in cells. Another man, noted to be in an intoxicated state while on the north side of the city, was taken into custody after he walked into a residence uninvited while looking for a houseparty. He was arrested a short distance from the home and spent the rest of the night looking for a party in a jail cell. A man who was suspected of trespassing attempted to flee from police on foot on the night of April 5, but he didn’t get too far before he was taken into custody and lodged in cells overnight. EPS members were also asked to look into two separate alleged assault incidents that took place on April 5. Charges are pending as police advance their investigation into the two events. EPS members along with members of Estevan Fire Rescue Services responded to an alarm that had been triggered at the Estevan Curling Club and Civic Auditorium. The alarm was set off near the end of a cabaret event so the buildings were evacuated while officials investigated the premises and the cause of the alarm. Later police issued a thank you to those who were present at the function for their co-operation and smooth exits from the facility when they were asked to do so. Police added that they also extended thanks to
the organizers of the Strippers Hockey Tournament cabaret since it appeared to run smoothly from a police perspective with very few incidents to respond to. “We’d like to thank M&H Taxi and Go Cabs for their efforts on the weekend along with the van driver/volunteers who ensured that people made it home safely. The Baker Hughes vans and the taxis minimized a lot of issues and impaired driving potential and as a result, we thank them all,” said Const. Tyler McMillen of EPS following the event. On the night of April6, EPS members were involved in a situation of false identification, which was eventually sorted out, but not before a parking lot incident had escalated to the point of an active investigation. The original complaint came as a result of a minor collision that involved a parked car in the WalMart parking lot. The complainant said a group of people, not associated with the collision, decided to get involved with them, and as a result, attacked a man she was with, while they were in the parking lot. These suspects were said to be in a black Ford truck bearing identifiable licence plate letters and numbers that they provided to police. They also said they suspected the driver might have been impaired. When police stopped the vehicle in question in the parking lot, the occupants were arrested on an assault charge. While the two men in the black truck were being arrested, the complainants called back and gave the police dispatcher a different licence plate number and a different description of the truck the suspects were in. As a result of the second call, the two men in the black Ford truck were released and police went out to search for people in a red Chevrolet truck
instead. The truck and occup a n t s w e r e found, but after further investigation that included the complainant and her male friend, police discovered that the complainant’s friend had not been attacked and that the driver of the red truck was not impaired and the whole incident was dismissed. Police noted that this incidence of mistaken identification ended satisfactorily enough and noted that the two men who were being falsely accused had co-operated with them and understood that the EPS members were simply trying to do their job based on information that had been provided to them. Once the more accurate information was relayed to the investigating officers, the incident became less clouded and eventually ended with an easy solution, meaning no further police action was necessary. Police are using the event however, as a reminder to the public to make sure they have proper identification and observances when reporting incidents so that ensuing investigations can be carried out efficiently. Earlier in the week, on April 3, EPS members arrested a man during a roadside check and reported that the vehicle contained two open beer containers and a small bag containing 3.5 grams of marijuana in a driver’s door pocket. As a result of their findings, police arrested the three men on charges of possession of a controlled substance. A more extensive search of the vehicle unveiled another 16 grams of marijuana. The driver of the vehicle was given a 24-hour driving suspension along with being charged for being in possession of a controlled substance along with a traffic fine for failing to comply with the restrictions on his license. One passenger claimed the original bag of marijuana that was uncovered, was his and he was charged accordingly. On the night of April 3, EPS members conducted two other roadside stops on city streets due to the vehicle operator’s actions and in both incidents the drivers were handed 24hour license suspensions.
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Strippers take over Estevan rinks For the 32nd straight year, Estevan was invaded by hundreds of recreation hockey players in early April. The Estevan Strippers oldtimers club put on their annual Spring Bust tournament, with 36 teams for the second straight year. The tournament took over Affinity Place, the Civic Auditorium and the Icon Centre, as well as the neighbouring Power Dodge Curling Centre, where players went for post-game refreshments and a pair of cabarets on Friday and Saturday. Tournament organizer Rick Rohatyn said the cabarets, which featured bands Crossroads and Third Degree Birnz, were well attended and there were no major injuries or other incidents during the five-day tournament. The oldest player award, which goes to a player who had not previously won the honour, went to Gary Deters of the Indian Head Saints, who will turn 69 on Saturday. The Tap House Sportsmanship Trophy, which goes to a team that played three games and had the fewest penalty minutes, was given to the Weyburn Ambassadors with two minutes.
Oldtimers tournament hits 32nd year with 36 teams
A Carlyle Hawks player fires a shot during the gold medal game of the Days Inn Division against the Carnduff Chiefs on Sunday. The James Schroeder Memorial Sportsmanship Trophy, which goes to a team with four games played, was awarded to the Carlyle PureChem Hawks, who also had two penalty minutes. Through the proceeds from past tournaments, the Strippers have given more
Here is a look at the teams that won their respective divisions at the 32nd annual Spring Bust tournament in Estevan: 30-plus category: Estevan Rookies (Sherritt Coal Division) Estevan 89ers (Rod/Einar Fagerheim Memorial Division) Carnduff Chiefs (Days Inn Division) Weyburn Thrashers (Tap House Division) Lumsden Rockers (Preston Meyer Memorial Division) 45-plus category: Estevan Viking 45s (Ray Frehlick Division) Carson Wings (Bill Dutton Division) Women’s category: Estevan Wildcats (Century 21 Division)
than $110,000 in donations to various charities, fundraisers and sport groups over the last 15 years. This year, they have already donated $4,000, with many more dollars to be given away. For the second straight year, there was a six-team women’s division, which was won by the Estevan Wildcats in a 5-0 victory over the Oxbow Hot Dawgs in the Century 21 Terry Germain Division gold medal game. Meigan Wilhelm scored twice for the Wildcats, with Crystal Ross, Jenna Lesy and Ashley Miller adding singles. The Norquay Nighthawks defeated the Bienfait Bulldogs 4-0 in the bronze medal game and the Swan Valley Extreme beat the OHL Hooters 5-2 in the fifth-place game. Among the many players taking part in the tournament was former NHLer Garth Murray, who completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Lumsden Rockers a 7-6 win over the
Estevan Eclipse in the gold medal game of the Preston Meyer Memorial Division. Dwayne Moroz, Jason Zaremba, Len Pura and Jimmy Clore also scored for the Rockers. Wade Young scored four goals for the Eclipse, with Stan Gessner and Chris Terrett adding singles. The Oxbow Coyotes defeated the Regina Badger Blackouts 7-4 in the bronze medal game. Elsewhere in the 30plus part of the tournament, the Estevan Tap House Rookies edged the Souris Valley Sioux 5-4 in the gold medal game of the Sherritt Coal Division. Craig Kickley (2), Dustin Ng (2) and Andrew Tait scored for the Rookies, while Tom Copeland, Marv Blue, Trevor Goetz and Lyle Odgers replied for the Sioux. In the bronze medal game, it was the Estevan Flyers pounding the Alameda Red Army 12-2. In the Rod/Einar Fagerheim Memorial Division gold medal game, the Es-
tevan 89ers defeated the Avonlea Antiques 9-6. Darren McLean, Todd Holt and Shane Johnson each scored a pair for the 89ers, with Carlos Bye, Lyle Ehrmantraut and Jason Penstock adding singles (for more on the 89ers, see page B2). Stephen Moon led the Antiques with all six goals. The Estevan Choice Electrical Sharks edged the Regina Nordics 3-2 in the bronze medal game. The Carnduff Chiefs hammered the Carlyle PureChem Hawks 9-3 in the gold medal game of the Days Inn Division. Shane Sterling (3), Darren Hubbard (2), Jeff Schaeffer (2), Allan Walker and Dennis Day potted goals for the Chiefs, with Chad Himmelspach, John Fleury and Aaron Baukus replying for Carlyle. The Estevan Cougars knocked off the Regina Piranhas 8-5 in the bronze medal game. In the Tap House Division gold medal game, it was the Weyburn Thrashers defeating the Estevan Tower
The Strippers tournament was a hit again this year, with 36 teams competing in 30-plus, 45-plus and women’s divisions.
Wolves 9-5. Derrick Walbaum led the Thrashers with four goals, while Christian Cote (2), Brent Sheasby, Brad Scharnatta and Boyd Forseth also scored. Aaron Ludwig (3), Eric Hilstrom and Brian Salaway had the goals for the Tower Wolves. In the bronze medal game, the Estevan Vikings eked out a 5-4 overtime win over the Woodley Whites. In the 45-plus category, the Regina Slow Shots took gold in the Ray Frehlick Division with a 6-1 victory over the Weyburn Ambassadors. Bob Augie and Lance Kirkpatrick scored twice for the Slow Shots, with Bob Faris and Doug Zurowski also scoring. Stu McLeod had the lone goal for the Ambassadors. The Estevan Viking 45s dumped the Estevan Capitals 11-4 in the bronze medal game. Larry Doan led the Vikings with a hat trick, while Jim Larter, Rick Senchuk and Darryl Meyer each scored twice and Neil Unger and Keith Hamilton added singles. Jim Andruschak (2), Aaron Klyne and Gale Blischak replied for the Capitals. In the fifth-place game, the Woodley Whites defeated the Yorkton Old Relics 9-4. In the gold medal game of the Bill Dutton Division, it was the Carson Wings doubling up the Brandon North 40 by a score of 8-4. Kevin Pastachak dominated for the Wings, scoring six goals, while Wayne Thul also scored. Gary Hiebert (2), Steve Romanik and Scott Connors replied for Brandon. In the bronze medal game, the Indian Head Saints edged the Estevan Tower Wolves 45s 6-5. Doug Brydon scored twice for the Saints, with Don Reynard, Sean Meehan, Joe Moser and Marcel Magotiaux adding singles. Marc Richards, Murray Cowen, Pete Sereggela, Rob Peloquin and Grant Latimer countered for the Wolves. Next year’s tournament will be held April 8-12.
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1989 bantam AA provincial champions reunite for Strippers tournament Former Philadelphia Flyers head coach Fred Shero famously said, “Win today and we walk together forever.” Despite the shared bond created by winning a championship, everyone inevitably goes their separate ways and drifts apart. The Estevan 89ers, however, seized a unique opportunity to get together and play again. Members of the 1989 Estevan bantam AA provincial champions gathered at the annual Estevan Strippers Spring Bust tournament on the weekend to relive past glories. Despite 25 years having passed and the players being spread out across the continent, all but four or five players were able to make it. The team went undefeated in the Strippers tournament, just as they did 25 years ago in the provincial tournament, and defeated the Avonlea Antiques 9-6 in the Rod/ Einar Fagerheim Memorial Division gold medal game. Darren McLean, Todd Holt and Shane Johnson scored twice each in the final, with Carlos Bye, Lyle Ehrmantraut and Jason Penstock adding singles. “I’ve been in touch with a few of them over the years, but some of them it’s been the full 25 years,” Penstock said. “To see the faces and get right back into the same
The 1989 Estevan bantam AA provincial championship team reassembled for the Strippers tournament on the weekend, calling themselves the Estevan 89ers. The team went undefeated in their comeback. (Submitted photo) routines we were back then was pretty cool, to know that much time can lapse but you still have strong friendships. It was amazing to get together as a team and do as well as we did, but that was just a bonus.” U n d e r a d i ff e r e n t format than the current bantam AA provincials, the Bruins hosted the tournament, but got there legitimately by winning their way. They started by smacking the Regina Hawks 15-3, then beat Swift Current 9-5, Saskatoon 11-2 and Prince Albert 4-3. In the final, the Bruins and Hawks met again and it was closer this time, but Estevan came away with a 6-3 victory to advance to the Western Purolator Cup in Brandon.
At Westerns, despite posting a 3-1 record and having the best goal differential in the tournament, the Bruins were relegated to the bronze medal game on a tie breaker. The team’s coach, Ken Ireland, told the Mercury at the time that “it’s tough to take be-
Wagstaff scored the Bruins’ goals. Estevan split their two round-robin games, beginning with an 11-2 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in their opener. The Hurricanes, who scored six times in the third period, got goals from John Szabo (4), Ty
A group of retired NHL players will put on a show to raise money for local causes during a charity game on April 15. The group of players, led by former Edmonton
Obara (3), Layne Loomer (2), Lyle Steadman and Trey Schofield. Hoste had both goals for the Bruins. In their second game, the Bruins edged the Weatherby Warriors 5-4. Wagstaff starred for Estevan with four goals, while Nicholas Hins added a single.
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Oilers star Glenn Anderson, will take on the Bienfait Coalers in a game that will see much of the proceeds go toward the Bienfait Memorial Arena. “Within the next two years, we are rebuilding the shell (of the arena),” explained Coalers manager and event organizer Trevor Dutka. “The Coalers are just donating their time to play the game. We’re looking for some competition because
we’ve won the Big Six four years in a row,” he joked. “Estevan’s a great hockey town and the surrounding communities, Bienfait, Oxbow, we thought it would be a great opportunity for us to make a little money and raise some funds for some good causes,” Dutka said. The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Affinity Place. Tickets are $20 each or two for $35. Anderson, a six-time Stanley Cup champion, will headline the event. He won five Cups with the Oilers and another with the New York Rangers. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008, Anderson fell just shy of 500 goals in his NHL career, ending with 498, along with 601 assists for 1,099 points. He also spent time with the
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“absolutely one of the elite goalies and he won a lot of games.” Holt, who is now living in Calgary, said it was a memorable experience to play with his old teammates again. “ T h e m o s t m e m ories you have are when you win championships and sharing a championship with those fellows I played with back in ‘89, and then seeing them again this weekend was an absolute dream come true. “The guys that showed up all went different directions in our careers and to be sitting there in the same room again, it was an absolute honour.” Penstock, who is now based in Victoria, added that “we all converged from all parts of the country and North America to play in this. It’s pretty cool to know it still means that much to that many of our players from so long ago, to make the commitment to come for this.”
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Novice Bruins lose B final
The Estevan novice Tier II Bruins wrapped up their season on the March 29 weekend with a tournament in Sylvan Lake, Alta. The Bruins lost the B final of the tournament with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Chestermere Lakers. Ty Hoste and Nathan
cause I think we were the best team there.” Ireland coached the team with Al Biette. The manager was Bob Cossette. The Bruins lost to Cranbrook 7-6 in overtime in the bronze medal game. “It was such a dominating team we had back then. It was such a closeknit group of guys for
14 and 15 year olds. The tournament in Estevan was the highlight for us, playing in front of our own fans,” Penstock recalled. “Playing now and looking up in the Civic and seeing our banner up there from 25 years ago, it meant a lot.” Holt, an Alameda native who went on to star with the Swift Current Broncos, said the team’s attitude also played a part in their success. “We all had a unique relationship and we came to play. We hated to lose and I think we all bought into what the coach had to say.” Other players who made it for the Strippers tournament were Carroll Brownridge, Greg Kingdon, Scott Gregor, Shawn Madsen, Rod Phillips, Barrett Kropf and James Mooney. Several players were not able to make it, including Penstock’s brother Byron, the team’s goalie, who Holt described as
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Toronto Maple Leafs and St. Louis Blues. The list of players also includes former Los Angeles Kings star Bernie Nicholls. In 1,127 games with the Kings, Rangers, Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks, Nicholls potted 475 goals and 1,209 points. Also playing in the game are Pat Elynuik (Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators), Jeff Odgers (Sharks, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Atlanta Thrashers), Mike Ford (Jets of the World Hockey Association), Rich Preston (Blackhawks, Devils) and Gord Paddock. A pre-game social will be held with the players, with snacks, a cash bar and admission to the game included. Tickets are $90 per ticket or two for $150. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the Rotary Club of Estevan and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. Only 65 tickets are available for the social. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Brenda at 306-634-7979.
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ECS hosts junior badminton tournament The Estevan Comprehensive School junior badminton team had its annual tournament on its home turf on Saturday, with athletes from several schools in the southeast region taking part. The Elecs came away from the event with two gold medals, two silver and two bronze. ECS athletes went one-two in boys’ singles, with Sage Dayman winning gold and Cameron Rioux taking silver. Yellow Grass earned bronze in the event. In boys’ doubles, it was Vineet Kaushik and
Hunter Piche of ECS capturing gold, while the duo of Matthew Gillingham and Preston Audet won bronze and Yellow Grass took silver. In girls’ singles, Tiffany Dacuycuy of ECS c l a i m e d s i l v e r, w h i l e Lampman won gold and Yellow Grass took bronze. In mixed doubles, the Elecs duo of Van Giap and Dawson Nobiss captured bronze, while Yellow Grass won gold and St. Michael School in Weyburn took silver. The Elecs were shut out of the girls’ doubles
medals, as Lampman claimed gold, Yellow Grass took silver and Weyburn Junior High won bronze. Meanwhile, the ECS senior badminton team was also in action on Saturday at a tournament in Carnduff. Jarrett Daoust and Ryland Daoust won gold in boys’ doubles, Brooke Malishewski earned silver in girls’ singles and the team of Jaime Collins and Shayla Mosley got bronze in mixed doubles. The senior team will have its home tournament on Saturday. Cameron Rioux returns a serve during the junior badminton tournament at ECS on Saturday.
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The South East Giants club volleyball team won a tournament in Swift Current on Saturday and Sunday, defeating Prince Albert in the final. They will play at provincials this weekend in Saskatoon. Estevan coach Daniel Betnar leads the team, which also includes local players Keiron Gallipeau and Kale Little. (Submitted Photo)
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Taekwon-do club competes at provincials T h e E s t e v a n Ta e kwon-Do Club participated in the Global TaekwonDo Federation provincials in Saskatoon on the March 29 weekend. The group came home with 34 medals won by 21 members of the club. Among that total was 12 gold medals, with the winners including Graeson Nelson (gold in sparring, bronze in patterns), Jaiden Jocelyn (gold in patterns), Teegan Fitzpatrick (gold in patterns and bronze in sparring), Tina Longney (gold in patterns), Darcy Gunnlaugson (gold in team sparring and silver in sparring), Pam Gunnlaugson (gold in team sparring, silver in patterns and bronze in sparring), Emma Gunnlaugson (gold in patterns and sparring), Alejandra Robinson (gold in patterns and sparring), Igor Chernenko (gold in sparring and bronze in patterns), Hayden Neff (gold
Members of the Estevan Taekwon-Do Club participated in provincials in Saskatoon recently. in sparring and silver in patterns) and Dylan Noble (gold in patterns and silver in sparring). Other medallists were Brayden Renkas (silver in patterns), Zack Jocelyn (silver in sparring), Damion Michel (silver in patterns), Darson Gunnlaugson (silver in patterns and
sparring), Kyle Lawrence (silver in patterns), Aiden Cyrenne (silver in patterns and bronze in sparring), Ethan Elliot (silver in patterns and bronze in sparring), Mac Peters (bronze in patterns), Gabriel Hagel (silver in patterns) and Sam Meek (silver in sparring, bronze in patterns).
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Woodlawn gets back to normal with April start By Jordan Baker email@example.com
After a four-year drought the Estevan golf season will begin with a complete 18hole course ready for play. The TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club announced on Monday they are planning to begin accepting tee times on April 16, with both nines ready for duffers. Brian Dueck, club general manager, noted it’s the first time the full course will be ready for opening day since the flood in 2011 washed out much of the course and ignited the redesign of the back nine. The new back opened up last year but wasn’t ready for opening day. “It has been four years. This will be the first year we’re really back to normal. Last year, we had the latest opening date ever,” said Dueck. “We didn’t open the back nine until June 1 and it
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patches on Hole 7. “It’s basically some hard areas to grow grass and it just didn’t have a good base,” noted Dueck. “There will be a few touch up areas but it’s mainly just continuing with the grow in and hopefully Mother Nature helps out with some rains at the right time. In this business we’re really tied to that a lot. “The initial look is that everything wintered well. We’ve allowed the grass to mature and root well,” Dueck said of the back nine. “It’s all dependent on weather, but if we get the forecasted weather, we’ll be open next Wednesday.” The driving range opened April 8 for golfers and will continue to be open throughout the week in the nice weather and on warmer days. Anyone may call the clubhouse to check for the availability of the range by calling 306-634-2017.
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Seasons shifting in Bordertown club local sports scene wins medals
The Strippers tournament marks the end of the hockey season each year in the Estevan area and with the 32nd edition in the books, the local sports calendar will begin to shift over the next month. Although there were no championships for the Estevan Minor Hockey Association this year, there were some highlights. The boys and girls bantam A teams and the junior midget team all made their respective league finals, all of them falling short of a title but capping off an excellent season. The midget AA Bruins were one win away from their own league final, which would have been their first in several years. The team that stopped them from getting there happened to be the first-place Regina Capitals, who went on to win the championship. The bantam AAs reached their league’s con-
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solation final, and while that’s never a goal that any team in any league sets for themselves, it was their best showing in a few years. April is a transitional month in the local sports scene, as the winter sports wrap up and the spring and summer teams start training in earnest. Golf, baseball, softball and racing are among the sports whose arrival awaits us over the next few weeks, as the days get longer and the mercury rises. Meanwhile, there is plenty to keep us busy in April, as the Bienfait Coalers will host a team of former NHLers on Tues-
day, the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club opens on Wednesday, the Estevan Bruins will hold their spring camp and sportsman’s dinner later this month, and the Regina Riot are coming to town on April 26 to run a camp for girls interested in football. It’s been a long winter. Let the games begin. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or sports@ estevanmercury.ca. Although his beloved Leafs screwed themselves out of a playoff spot, he is more than happy to cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the post-season.
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Former Estevan Mermaids synchronized swimmer Mackenzie Dahl, centre, competed with the Saskatoon Aqualenes at the Canadian Championship Trials in Montreal recently. Her duet routine was kept out of sixth place by 0.1 point. She is preparing to compete in the Canadian Open being held from April 29 to May 4 in Saskatoon. (Submitted photo)
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Members of the Bordertown Martial Arts Club participated in the Capital City Championship in Edmonton on March 22. The Estevan club sent four people and they came back with five medals. Micheal Myers earned a gold in sparring and a silver in No-Gi submission grappling. Cole Pottle took silver in sparring, while Bridget Pottle captured a bronze in black belt sparring and Kealie Ewack earned bronze in sparring.
Members of the Bordertown Karate Club took part in the Capital City Championship in Edmonton recently. Back row, from left: Sifu Ira Pylypuk, Bridget Pottle, Micheal Myers. Front row: Kealie Ewack, Cole Pottle. (Submitted Photo)
Wildlife regulations amended to protect property, livestock The Ministry of Environment has amended The Wildlife Regulations, 1981 to allow landowners the ability to protect their property from ravens without requiring a permit. Further amendments will designate the wolf as a big game species, which will allow hunters to target problem animals in areas experiencing livestock predation. In addition, three more regulations will see changes, which include relaxed dress regulations for hunters, harmonization of rules for the use of all-terrain vehicles for hunting, and enabling Canadian resident white-tailed deer hunters to use the services of an outfitter. Ravens have re-colonized agricultural Saskatchewan in recent years and populations are increasing. Cattle and grain producers have voiced concerns that ravens have been killing or injuring newborn livestock and damaging grain bags.
“Presently, landowners must obtain a permit from the ministry office to protect their property from ravens,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. “These amendments will remove the permitting requirement and add ravens to the list of species that may be killed by a landowner, occupant or designate in order to protect their property or livestock.” “We support the actions the ministry is undertaking to assist landowners in managing president David Marit said. Wolves are also causing problems for livestock owners in certain areas of the province. Big Game Management Licences are a long-established tool that has been used to address ungulate over-population, wildlife disease or damage to agricultural crops in localized areas. The amendment will enable hunters to harvest wolves where established criteria are met. “The Weekes area within Wildlife Manage-
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He loved the reception he received from his hosts and the audience the last time he played in a concert in Estevan about four years ago, and Jack Semple is more than happy to return to the 100-year-old Orpheum Theatre on Friday to help mark the birthday party with some rousing music. “The acoustics are great in that theatre. I love playing theatres because of the sound and the intimate atmosphere,” Semple said from his home near Regina. Semple will be in the Energy City, at the Orpheum on Friday night with hosts Alan and Jocelyn Dougherty as they mark the theatre’s 100th year. Two live concerts, Semple’s on Friday and Alan Frew of Glass Tiger fame, will wrap up the week-long celebration that has included the viewing of silent films accompanied by pianist and movie music historian Rodney Sauer of Colorado plus feature films from each decade shown on the Orpheum’s main screen as well as its new second cinema screen. “This is going to be a busy year for me, the bookings really heat up between now and September,” said Semple who is slated to perform at this year’s Saskatchewan Jazz Festival in Saskatoon. The guitar warrior said his musical tastes are eclectic and therefore his band brings a fusion of blues, rock and jazz to each of their performances. Semple, with his unique ability to read the crowd, answers with the type of music he knows they’ll enjoy. “For instance, I have a song called the Hog Report that starts out country, moves into rockabilly and ends up as a blues piece,” he said with a laugh. Semple said he tries to write music and play one of his guitars every day, even if it is just to do a little solo jamming and maybe trying something new, because “sometimes things just happen and you get to write down a great riff or discover something you hadn’t explored before.” The veteran of the Saskatchewan musical scene said he received a new Gibson 335 guitar from his wife for his
Jack Semple birthday. It’s the same kind that B.B. King deploys and has named Lucille. “I usually play my Fender Stratocaster and that’s on the other side of the guitar spectrum compared with the Gibson, so to me, it almost sounds as if somebody else is playing it. I really surprised myself. I enjoy playing In the Blue Light on it, because we get to do a bit of howling. So as long as I keep discovering new things,
it will keep me from being bored and by the way, I’m keeping the Gibson and my wife. It was a beautiful gift.” Although he’s done thousands of performances, Semple said he finds the key is to try and be rested prior to hitting the stage so he can offer up all the energy that each appearance requires and one that the audience expects. “They want to be entertained and it’s up to us to do that.” By us, he refers to his bandmates Dave Chobot on bass, who has been with him for over 15 years, dating back to their country and western music foray and drummer Marty Blonski, “ a young guy who has been with us for awhile who is in New York right now at a drummer’s collective. He’s pretty remarkable.” Semple also joins up with a couple of friends from the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Ed Minevhich (violin) and Steve McLellan (bass) to form the trio True Jive Pluckers, who pick up a few gigs and share laughs. In fact they have just completed a tour that took them through Kenora, Ont. over to Brandon and points in between. “By the time I’m finished the first song, I’ll already have a feeling for what the audience might want and I don’t want to give them average, I want them to see and hear stuff they want to see and hear.” Semple said his show generally includes a couple of staples, a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute song and his nearsignature piece now, Rainy Night in Georgia. Both songs illustrate Semple’s guitar virtuosity. “I enjoy the dynamics that are there between the musicians and audience. One minute you’re rocking and the next you’re down low and slow and feeling the music with them and on occasion you get to enjoy those special moments together that stick with you. “So I’ll be in Estevan on Friday. It’s been four years or more and Estevan is where the action is these days and I always want to be where the action is.” Tickets for the concert are available at The Orpheum or at Henders Drugs on Fourth Street.
Frew will hit Orpheum stage Saturday night Alan Frew doesn’t have to prove nuthin’ to nobody. His musical resume is full of accomplishments, including five Juno Awards, but the Glass Tiger’s lead vocalist is still anxious to entertain, both with music as well as stories. “This will be my first trip to Estevan and I’m super excited,” he said during a telephone conversation while he was somewhere on the road, heading to another gig. Frew will be appearing on stage in the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday night, the final evening of a week-long series of special activities to mark the local theatre’s 100 years of providing movies, music, theatre and lectures to local audiences. Frew, a Scotsman who has adopted Canada as his home, said he and his travelling band of Sean Andrews on guitar and Peter Nunn on keyboards, are prepared to give a local audience a strong and versatile musical sampling as well as a few stories about life on the road. “No, I don’t ever get tired of singing that signature song Don’t Forget Me, because each place is different, every audience gives you a little different feel. The venues change and the audience moods vary as do the musician’s. It’s a legacy song for me, they expect to hear it so, I feel obliged. I’ve sung it thousands of times, but it doesn’t get old.” Frew also wrote an anthem styled song intended for consideration for Canada’s
2010 Olympics and while the song didn’t get christened as the official Games tune, Free to Be, his rah rah homage to a nation, definitely caught on and has become another signature song for the veteran song-writer, performer. The Toronto Maple Leafs claimed it as one of their action tunes and Frew said that when he went over to Afghanistan to entertain the troops, “the guys loved it.” It has been repurposed as his love song to Canada. “This is my homage, I’m on Canada’s team,” he said. Frew said his public appearances, either as a motivational speaker, solo artist or as part of a trio or with Glass Tiger, number about 60 a year now. But he’ll always be ready to hit the road if the mood and situation work. “I’ve been at this for over 40 years and I believe I’ve only lost three or four gigs due to injury or illness. I even performed the night my father died. I had seen him that afternoon and we had a good chat and I told him I’d see him the next day. Just before I was going out on stage that night I learned he had died. The concert organizers told me I could cancel and everyone would understand, it wouldn’t be a problem, but I also knew that dad would have kicked my ass if I hadn’t gone on. He was that kind of guy. So I did my grieving later.” So when you talk about being a musical trooper, Frew is a pure one. There is a balance now between his
speaking and musical engagements and he also enjoys writing and has published Action Sandwich which is now in its third reprint. The book tells about his life and travels, salted with a good dose of humour, with a few motivatitonal messages. “I’ve sold most of them myself, not through the book stores. I take them on the tours. I’m a student of life. I’ve always wondered why I was doing what I was doing,” he said. “It just came, and I found out wow, I have this ability to write and help motivate others with ideas. It’s fun being a Scot. So I put it in the book, along with a little bit of the expected sex and rock and roll,” he added with a laugh. Scotland still holds some charm for him and he makes it back there on occasion to check on his beloved Glasgow Rangers soccer squad. Frew said he had played Saskatchewan before with April Wine, so is no stranger to the province, but it will be a first for him in Estevan. He said he’ll probably be singing I Believe, the tune he penned that young Nikki Yanofsky took and made her own. He’ll be giving it the male perspective of course. “Nikki took that song and did wonderful things with it. She’s fantastic.” A Glass Tiger pop song, I Take it Back, will probably make it into the evening’s repertoire since “the fans love it.”
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Alan Frew So the guy who has worked with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Cheap Trick and Tina Turner as well as his own teams, the guy who has made extended visits to Bosnia, Egypt, Israel and the far northern reaches of Canada, is finally ready to hit Estevan and the Orpheum. Tickets for the Saturday night concert are available at the Orpheum or Henders Drugs on Fourth Street.
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Estevan Christian Women’s After 5 Club By Jen Howie Correspondent
Twenty-nine ladies enjoyed a lovely meal from EB’s, complete with what were described as the best cinnamon buns in Estevan on March 19 at the Living Hope Community Church for the recent After Five supper. The St. Patrick’s Day décor set a festive mood. The doorprize winner was Ann Conrad. Helen Thiessen from the Estevan Church of God’s worship team performed two selections. Jennifer Anderson from the St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Adult Day Program spoke about the benefits for local folks requiring health care support without having to lose their independence. For under $9 per day, patients can enjoy benefits such as whirlpool baths, foot care, diagnostic services, and recreation therapy. The atmosphere is unique. They can socialize and share a meal with others attending the program. The small staff of six is like family to their
Outram – Torquay news Betty Ribling Correspondent Happy Birthday to Lois Mantei, who celebrated a birthday April 4. A party was held at the home of her granddaughter, Andrea (Preston) Leatherdale. Attending were Terry and Wilma Mantei, Paul Mantei and his six children. She also celebrated April 5 at the home of Lee and Simone Mantei and family. Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Kenneth Bjornson of Torquay. Ken passed away in Torquay on March 11, 2014, at the age of 44. A memorial service took place on March 17, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Torquay. The Rev. Daniel Krauss officiated. Ken is survived by his mother Caroline (Bert) and his siblings. Happy birthday to Bruce Duncan who celebrated a birthday March 26. Allan and Doris Yergens have returned home from their winter months
in Yuma, Arizona. They left at the end of October and returned April 5. They missed the cold winter. Happy birthday to Doris Yergens who celebrated a birthday April 4. Margaret and Bruce Duncan, and family and Betty Ribling have returned home from a vacation in Orlando, Florida. While there they enjoyed the warmer weather and many rides at Universal Studios. Piano students are participating in the Estevan and District Music Festival this week. The festival highlights will be held April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Estevan Comprehensive School cafeteria. Heather and Jeff Pyra and Albert Ribling attended the Travis Tritt concert held at Affinity Place on March 26. Margaret and Bruce Duncan and family went to Minot, North Dakota, where Rebecca participated in the Minot State University Grade 4 girls basketball tournament.
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daily life but eventually a friendship began, which she learned to appreciate. She was fascinated by the stories of communal living on the colony and was inspired by how this family was essentially starting over, becoming part of an ‘English’ community. One summer morning, just hours after a fresh batch of cinnamon buns was delivered to Diane’s door, the phone rang with Victim Services asking if Diane would come be with the children across the alley, as the vehicle their mother had been driving, had been hit by a semi. A life cut short, unexpected. Diane watched God bring healing to this grieving family as they were reunited with colony members and communication brought them closer again. Diane and her husband are part of a team who builds houses in Haiti. “People there are a lot like Canadians. They want to know that they are cared about just like the rest of us,” she says. Diane wrapped up her talk, encouraging those present that the most important task we have to do each day is ‘choose’. Choose not to focus on ourselves, but instead place focus on those around us. Caring for others just as God cares for us. A happier existence can be the reward. The club’s April meeting will be held April 16. Tammy Watchman will provide music. Laurie Abbott, a college professor and archeologist from Calgary will share her story, Searching for the Ultimate Hidden Treasure. Kenosee Lake Bible Camp directors, who are gearing up for another fun filled summer will be on hand to speak about what the camp has to offer! Mothers interested in signing their children up for camp are encouraged to attend! Free childcare is available upon request when making a reservation. For tickets and more information about the local After Five Club and the organization Stonecroft Ministries, please call (306) 634-0196 or visit www.stonecroftcanada.org.
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Midale community happenings Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent Southeast Library Midale Branch is in danger of closing if more people do not start using it. The library is located in the Midale Civic Centre and the is open Tuesday from 2-5:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. The library is also offering a Come Read, Sing and Play at the library each Friday from 10:30 to11:15 a.m. This program is for children under five years of age. Regens Disposal Ltd. is in the process of changing the town’s three bin garbage and recycling system to two bins. Once they pick up the blue bins on the April 17, they will leave one bin for all the recycling to replace the two bins that currently do it. Please ensure that you are removing your bins from the curb within 24 hours of pickup. The Town of Midale’s transfer station reopened on April 5 and will be open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice. Please watch for spring cleanup week. The Town of Midale is currently accepting applications for senior and junior
lifeguards as well as Instructor positions for the upcoming 2014 season. If you are interested, please call or drop off a résumé to Sharol or Linda at the Town of Midale office at 223 Main Street or call 306-458-2400. If the lifeguarding positions are not filled before May 1, the pool may not open this year. The Town of Midale has a new e-mail address. You may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org The Midale and Area Rec Board (M.O.R.E 2000) will be holding their 20th annual Fun-D-Raising Supper and Auction on April 12. Cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m., supper at 6 o’clock 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 to choose which prize they would like. New this year, there will be a 50/50 draw with a guaranteed payout sponsored by Precision Ag.
Born to Blair and Devon Tinant (née Liggett) on March 27, 2014, a son, Gavin George. Proud grandparents are Paul and Cindy Tinant and Allan and Heather Liggett. Born to Colin and Teresa Ellis (née Mayo) on March 20, 2014, a son, Landyn LeRoy Bennett Ellis. Proud grandparents are Bev and Jim Mayo and Susan and Don Wahlstrom and Jim and Yvonne Ellis. Born to Jason Hale and Jesse Mantei on March 25, 2014, a son, Easton Dane Hale. Proud grandparents are Cecil and Brenda Mantei and Bert and Mauraine Hale. Born to Jeremy and Ashley Stark (née Hector) on March 5, 2014, a daughter, Layla Ryan. Proud grandparents are Orlin and Lisa Hector and Richard and Brenda Stark.
Tickets for the fundraiser are only $15 each, which includes a roast beef supper, and they are available local businesses as well as by calling Catrina Moldenhauer 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 the replacement of compressors to the ice plant. There was approximately $100,000 of work completed in the compressors alone. This fundraiser raises approximately $90,000 to $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. 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 o’clock. All talented people may 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 free-will 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 their one-year celebration in Manley Park. There will be free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks (there will be a limit of two hamburgers or two 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, which rents spaces
for $10 a spot. You will have to supply your own tables. 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 New Pool Committee has hired Western Development Recreation to design the new swimming pool. The cost for this design is $49,200 and the total cost for the new pool is $720,000. There is a lot of fundraising needed to get things done. Just letting everyone know the eighth annual Midale Rough Stock Event had to be postponed until Sept. 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 a great time. For more info call Adam Carlson at 306-458-7669. The R.M. of Cymri Pet Rescue will be holding an exciting new fundraiser this year. Walking Your Tails Off will be held on June 7 starting at 10 a.m. This is going to be a 16-kilometre walk-a-thon/poker walk/dog walk/or ride along with wheelchairs, strollers or wagons. The walk will begin at the R.M. shop just off Highway 39 and will end at Mainprize Park. Over 50 great prizes can be won. Pledge sheets are available at local businesses in Midale, as well as the Midale Town Office and Macoun and Halbrite businesses. They are asking that you please preregister by May 24 with Sandra Carlson or Laraine Bloor. The R.M. of Cymri will be holding a Gigantic Garage Sale and Fun Day on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bruce and Laraine Bloor’s yard. There will be chicken bingo, raffles, games, bake table and a barbecue. If you have items to donate to the garage sale, these ladies would be glad to hear from you.
60 & Over Club notes Shirley Graham Correspondent Things you should not say to a cop: “Here hold my beer while I get out my license,” and – “you must have been driving 125 miles an hour to catch me. Good job!” We have mnay talented people in our club, one of which is Charlene Wito who does such a wonderful job of our “Xmas Tree.” As Easter is soon upon us it is now covered with bunnies and eggs. Bridge winners were: 1st Lorna Stubel 2nd Bernie Collins 3rd Margaret Sawyer Cribbage winners were:
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COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 Prairieland Park Convention Centre 503 Ruth St. West Saskatoon, SK. Now Accepting Consignments. Don’t Delay Consign Today! David 306-631-7207 306-693-4411 PL # 329773 www.thecollector cargroup.com GLEN EWEN CONSIGNMENT SALE Saturday, April 12, 2014 10 AM Glen Ewen Sports Ground, Glen Ewen, Sk. Includes: MACHINERY 1990 IHC truck w/ bale picker (14); Rem 1026 grain vac; 1994 18’ MacDon 946 hay header; 12’ NH 495 hay bine; 30’ Case PT swather; 30’ Mel Cam cultivator; 32’ JD 655 air seeder w/Valmar; 40’ and 50’ Flexi Coil harrow packer bars; HS Hi Capacity V rake; 780 JD and 791 NH manure spreaders; grain auger w/Koler motor; 3PTH cultivator; front mount snow blower and post pounder; V snow plows RECREATIONAL and VEHICLES: 19 9 3 r i g h t s i d e d r i v e t r u c k (375,000 kms); 680 Honda quad w/blade (1407 kms); set of 4 tires/rims to fit 680 Honda; boat w/ 90 HP Johnson motor and trailer. 1985 Sea Ray 4.3 l inboard w/ ezloader trailor (completely overhauled for 2013 season).Stored indoors. SHOP and YARD: 212 JD garden tractor; Ariens roto tiller; Husqvarna chain saw; 1000 gal. water tank; 100 joints of 2 7/8” tubing; gate panels; Ford 150 bumper hitches; boxes of new fence staples; close out of small engine repair shop; close out of carpenter’s shop EQUINE buggy; bob sleigh; covered wagon; bells; harness; saddle FIREARMS: Safari Arm 12 g u a g e 3 ” M a g ; 10 2 2 R u g g e r w/scope; semi-auto 22 lg and clips; 70 Bear Charger bow w/arrows and case; assortment of ammunition. For complete listing check our web site keymauctions.com or phone Dennis Seymour 306-485-8766 or Murray Rossow 306-483-7454 KEY “M” AUCTION SERVICES Dellan Mohrbutter Wauchope. Sk 306-452-3815 or 306-452-7847 (cell) AL#324451
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for large volume G.M. dealership in a central Saskatchewan town of 2,000. Journeyman Technician Flat shop-rate with lots of hours, wages $40 per hour plus bonuses, pension and health plan and moving allowance. Good sports community and great place to raise your children. Service Writer Applicant must be energetic, friendly and good at greeting people with a focus on customer satisfaction. Excellent wages, a company benefits package and benefit plan. Automotive Sales Consultant Applicant must be energetic, customer service oriented and enthusiastic. Benefits include a guaranteed wage, an aggressive pay, benefits and pension plan. Send résumés to: Watrous Mainline Motors Box 70, Watrous, SK, S0K 4T0 or call: Gerald Merrifield or Don Campbell at 306-946-3336 or email: gerald@ watrousmainline.com or dcampbell@ watrousmainline.com
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Margaret Matz Nestibo September 25 1925 – March 24, 2014 Our Mother, Margaret, peacefully passed away at Bren Del Win Lodge in Deloraine, Manitoba on March 24th. Mom was born in Lampman, Saskatchewan to Ralph and Magdalena Matz, and grew up in a large family of ten siblings. She worked in Winnipeg and while visiting her sister Catherine, at Goodlands, met Theodore (Ted) Nestibo, whom she married in Deloraine in 1945. They farmed and raised their four children, on the farm south of Goodlands for thirty years, before retiring to Deloraine in 1976. Mom possessed both an outer and inner beauty. She was a generous person, a gracious hostess and a good friend. She was always ready for a cup of coffee. No one made a tastier pie or prepared a full meal faster than Mom. She was very artistic and enjoyed painting and needlework. Mom, along with Dad enjoyed travelling; seeing different countries and meeting new people. Most importantly, Mom had a quiet strength of character, a steadfast faith in God, and was a wonderful loving wife, mother and grandmother. When Dad’s health deteriorated due to Alzheimer’s disease, she was a compassionate caregiver and advocate for his well-being. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Ted, in 1998, her three brothers and five sisters. She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Calvin (Julie), Darlene (Graham Cameron), Pamela (Bob Radcliffe), and Blake (Teresa). Grandchildren: Ryan, Calla (Paul Oxley), Trina Nestibo; Stacey (Darryn Wilson), Colin (Carmen) Cameron; Mason (Kimberly), Lindsay (Ryan Ginter), Holly Radcliffe; Teagan, Kristian, Nolan, and Juliana Nestibo. Great grandchildren: Pierce, Wade, and Guy Oxley; Brayden and Cameron Wilson; Rhys and Drew Cameron; Ethan, Bennett and Dylan Radcliffe, Julia and Callie Ginter. Margaret is also survived by her sisters Catherine Nestibo and Lena Klein; sisters-in-law Evelyn Cavers, Bernice Thompson, Frances (Howard) Edwards, Ann (Roy) Matz and many nieces, nephews and friends. During Mom’s last years, vascular dementia stole her mind, but not her spirit. Mom’s memory often faltered but we want to thank many people who did not forget her. We would like to express our appreciation to the staff at the Bren Del Win Lodge for their tender, respectful care and support that they provided to Mom on a daily basis. She loved and was loved. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Bren Del Win Lodge, the Goodlands Cemetery Fund, Alzheimer Society or charity of your choice. A family graveside service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be made online at www. wheatlandfs.com. Smith Funeral Home
Alvin Bernhard Vinge October 8, 1920 – March 24, 2014 Alvin Vinge, age 93, passed away peacefully on March 24th at the Outlook and District Health Centre, with his family at his side. Alvin is lovingly remembered by his family: Carol Vinge O’Byrne, Jeanette (David) Domes, Elaine (Tim) Akre and Doris (Brent) Wig; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Edith Vinge, Eunice Dravland and Doreen (Paul) Nostbakken; brother Don Vinge, sister-in-law Kristina Dale and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his dear wife Herborg who died on December 10, 2013. Alvin was born to Peder and Dorma Vinge on October 8, 1920 on the Vinge homestead near Torquay, Saskatchewan. He had 4 sisters, Ruby, Edith, Eunice and Doreen and 2 brothers, Freeman and Don. He grew up in a home with an open door and generous hospitality, and with strong values for education, music and Christian living. He played baritone in the community band and guitar in a Torquay combo; and sang in choirs and quartets. He enjoyed local sports including baseball, curling, skating and hockey. In his teens, he worked with his father at the elevator, on the farm and delivering petroleum products. He attended Moose Jaw Normal School, then taught at Rosebrae School near Elbow and Souris School near Torquay. Alvin joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas in World War II as a Radar Technician. Shortly after the war, Alvin married his lovely wife, Herborg Roen on June 29, 1946. They spent several years farming his grandfather’s homestead south of Torquay and participating in community and church activities. After completing studies in Municipal Administration, Alvin and family moved to Estevan in December 1961, where he worked as municipal secretary treasurer in Bienfait. In 1965, the family moved to Outlook to begin his work as Secretary Treasurer for Outlook School Unit, continuing for 20 years. He resumed part time farming in 1975 with land on the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River, growing mainly lentils and wheat. Where ever Alvin and Herborg lived, Alvin offered his leadership and faithful service through the church, community and his profession. He was involved with Lutheran Brotherhood, Church councils, Youth Ministry, Choirs, World Missions Board, Lutheran World Relief and the Gideons. Here in Outlook they also supported Jeunesse Musicale, the Community Band, LCBI, and Meals on Wheels. Through his professional life and involvement in church and community, Alvin’s life was enriched by many people. Alvin was known for his wit and wisdom, values and integrity and his heart for service. As a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Alvin freely offered support to all. He capably renovated each of his homes to become welcoming places for gatherings with extended family. Summer holiday trips prioritized visits with relatives living in Canada, USA and Norway. Music was his pastime as he played the organ and listened to a varied repertoire. He encouraged and supported his daughters’ and grandchildren’s education in the broadest sense, including academics, music and athletics. Above all, his greatest desire was to see his family fully committed to their Christian heritage and faith in God. Alvin and Herborg moved from their Outlook home on Semple Street to Luther Place in 2004 where they appreciated new friendships and support. Two years ago, Outlook Health Center became their final home. As he struggled with Parkinson’s Disease, many caregivers brought support to his life. Alvin’s wit and wisdom, his integrity and faith, gave him the strength enjoy many wonderful relationships in these homes. He was especially concerned for Herborg, his loving wife of 67 years who died just this past December, as well as for his sister Edith. Alvin’s family wish to recognize and thank the caregivers and staff at Luther Place and the Outlook Health Centre, for the love and care they received. A service of Worship and Remembrance was held on March 29, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Outlook Sask. with Pastor Daryl Olson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Outlook Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Outlook and District Health Foundation or a charity of choice. Sheldon Allan William Molyneux 1966 – 2014 It is with great sadness that the family of Sheldon Allan William Molyneux announces his sudden passing in Calgary, AB on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the age of 47 years. Sheldon will be greatly missed by the love of his life, Carlene Blondeau and her children, Laural, James and Raylene; mother Brenda Molyneux; brothers, Jason Molyneux (Julie Labelle and her children, Kayla, Makyla and Dillan) and Jamie Molyneux (Tammy Neff) and their children, Hayden, Hailey and Jaycee; special family member Dorothy Johner; aunts and uncles, Wayne & Vivian Erickson, Loretta Erickson, Fred (Elaine) Molyneux, Carol Molyneux, Elaine Molyneux and Lorraine Gheyssen and their families. He was predeceased by his father John Molyneux; grandparents, Florence & Allan Molyneux and Lorena & William Erickson; uncles, Robert Molyneux, Joseph Molyneux, James Molyneux and Larry Erickson and cousin Angela Erickson. Sheldon was born in Bienfait, SK, on November 4, 1966. He lived in Estevan until he was 20. He then moved to Saskatoon and later to Calgary. He worked many different jobs but was working as a drywaller at the time of his death. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to a charity of choice in Sheldon's memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
We would like to thank Hall Funeral Services, the Legion ladies auxiliary of the lunch and a special thank you to Mr. Doug Third for officiating the service. Also, thank you for all the cards, calls, flowers, and donations.
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Sharon Beriault 1939-2014 Sharon passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home on March 16, 2014 at the age of 74 years after a long, courageous battle against cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Wanda Kjersem and Gloria (Joseph) Lainton; nephew Dan Kjersem; nieces, Colleen (Allan) Stead and Lori (Dallas) Dzuba; great nephews, Tyler (Yolita) Stead and Justin (Nicole) Dzuba; great nieces, Janine (Shawn) Petterson, Tanya (Bruce) Mantei and Sara (Ryan) Anaka, as well as many great great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friend Phil Sauter. Sharon was predeceased by her husband Ben Beriault; parents, Arthur and Leona Krueger; brother-in-law Lars Kjersem and nephew Brian Kjersem in infancy. A memorial service was held on March 20 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Randy Kleemola officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. She was born and raised in Estevan, attending Valley View School and E.C.I. She worked in banking her and in Vancouver until her retirement. She returned to Estevan, where she worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart where she met and later married Ben Beriault. Sharon will be sadly missed by her many friends and relatives for her willingness to help out when needed and for her optimistic nature.
The family of Sharon Beriault would like to thank Hall Funeral Services for their kind and compassionate arrangements. Also, thank you to Rev. Randy Kleemola for his thoughtful words and lovely service. Thank you to the church ladies for the delicious lunch. We would also like to thank the staff of the Estevan Regional Nursing Home and the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, as well as St. Joseph’s Hospital and Home Care for their loving care of Sharon during her illness. Thank you to the many friends who expressed their sympathy through many cards, food, flowers and kind words.
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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: email@example.com
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
Pastor: Father Brian Meredith MASSES: Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
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
Come and Worship With Us
St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre Everyone welcome to join our daily prayers, inspirational Bible DVD viewings and lively discussions 2 - 4 pm Monday - Friday Series topics change monthly Call for more information 1033 3rd Street Estevan
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
MINISTER: REV. BRENNA NICKEL Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: stpaulsestevan.ca
CHURCH OF CHRIST 1302 - 8th Street, Estevan
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. 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: email@example.com • www.etlc.ca
His Glory Bible Church
(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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Norman Matthias Fleck July 21, 1930 – March 21, 2014 On Friday, March 21, 2014, Norman Fleck, late of Estevan, SK, passed away suddenly at the age of 83 years. Norman is survived by his wife, Minnie; children, Daryle, and his children, Chelsey (Matthew) Wock, and Rochelle; Shelly Fichter (Randal Miiller), and daughter, Jessica; Lance (Leona) and their children, Dyllan and Brittney; Rhonda (Justin) Schneider and their children, Jonah and Justeen; Marvelle (Kevin) Machniak; 5 great grandchildren; siblings, Irene Luterbach, Ernest (Ann) Fleck, Gloria Gingras; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Frances Fleck; brother in infancy, Matthew; brothers- in- law, Ray Luterbach and Don Gingras. Prayers were held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, SK. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, SK, by Rev. Brian Meredith. Interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, donations may be made directly to Creighton Lodge in memory of Norman. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
The Family of the late Norman Fleck would like to extend their deepest heartfelt thank you to the family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances for the gracious gifts of flowers, food, cards, phone calls, visits, mass requests, donations towards Creighton Lodge and prayers we received on the sudden passing of our Husband, Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandfather. We are overwhelmed knowing our Dad touched so many lives. A very special thank you to Dr. Mehdi Horri, the Ambulance and nursing staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital; Jeff, Dustin and Shirley of Hall Funeral Services for your professionalism and compassion during this difficult time; Doug Third for conducting the prayers; Kevin and Sheila Kobitz, no words can say how appreciative we are; Father Brian Meredith of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church; The Church Choir; Members of the Knights of Columbus; CWL for the wonderful luncheon. Also, we appreciate those who lit a Candle and left messages on Dad’s on-line obituary page. Thank you to all who had to travel and put their lives on hold to pay their last respects.
Massive Munsch on Koncerts for Kids stage tomorrow Wide Open Theatre presents Massive Munsch tomorrow night at Westview School beginning at 7 p.m. This is the final concert in the 2013-14 Koncerts for Kids series. Over the last 10 years, Wide Open Children’s Theatre of Saskatoon has toured Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario bringing the un-
forgettable characters of Robert Munsch vividly to life with hilarious adaptions. Massive Munsch features six Robert Munsch stories, adapted by Wide Open to include live narration and 30 handcrafted Muppet-style puppets. There will be plenty of audience participation opportunities during the performance, making this
interaction aspect part of the fun. The feature stories being presented include Something Good, The Fire Station, Zoom, I’m so Embarrassed, Class Clown and Paperbag Princess. Advance tickets at a discounted price are available at Henders Drugs in downtown Estevan and regular priced tickets will be available at the door on the night of the concert.
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Stephen J. Orlowski, B.Ed., LL.B. 1215 - 5th Street, Estevan
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
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James F. Trobert B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor
Estevan Wicklow Centre 305 1133 4th St. Estevan SK S4A 0W6
Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP
Barristers & Solicitors Paul D. Elash, B.A., LL.B. Aaron Ludwig, B.Sc., LL.B.
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Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative
403B 9th Avenue, Estevan, SK S4A 2V4 PH: (306)634-7979 Toll Free: (877)779-0948 firstname.lastname@example.org Insurance Offered Through Spectra Financial
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Creighton Lodge news Judy Pratt This month I thought I would start the column with a poem written by long time resident, Olive Murphy. SENIOR HUMOUR Do not dwell on what we have lost, dwell on what we still have. Force a smile at any cost, even muster a laugh! Aches and pains come with the years; it is part of growing older. No use to shed some tears – don’t cry on someone’s shoulder! Whenever we hear our knees creak and to rise we have to wiggle See the humour in
it all and maybe we can giggle! We may have to squint to see and turn our head to hear, A pair of specs is the key and there are aids for our ears. Do children call us limpy as we are passing by? We k n o w o n e l e g is gimpy, but they can’t make us cry. Now we can go out to shop, we don’t want to appear vain. But we know we will not stop ‘til we find the fanciest cane! Just accept the years as they come, remember you are above ground
Keep moving, don’t get numb, and a more joyful life will be found! Olive passed away this month at the age of 98. We always admired her optimistic view of things and her positive attitude towards aging. She was a very active member of the Creighton Lodge family and we will all miss her greatly. We w o u l d l i k e t o thank all those who donated to Creighton Lodge in memory of Steve Yoner, Olive Murphy and Norman Fleck. The donations we received will help us to continue making this a comfortable, happy home for our residents.
What a surprise to us all when Monday morning the Estevan Knights of Columbus presented Creighton Lodge with a cheque for $50,000. We are delighted that we now have enough money to finish our window replacement program and purchase a new stand-up oven for the kitchen. There is a long list of things that we can do with the remainder!! Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the Knights and the good work they do in our community. We want to thank all of our volunteers who helped with the activities of the lodge for the month of March. To all of our musicians, Freddie and the Freebies, the Happy Wanderers, Ella Messer, Bob Olson and the Church
Dynamic musical duo set to entertain on Saturday Guy and Nadina will be on stage in Estevan this coming Saturday night as the Estevan Arts Council provides the latest in their Stars for Saskatchewan concert series. The music begins at 7:30 at St. Paul’s United Church. The Guy and Nadina duo is noted for their artistry, musicianship and engaging performances as well as their fashion. The duo has performed throughout North America and has been featured on numerous international recordings. The duo started out as farm kids who have now advanced to the international concert stages. Multiinstrumentalist Guy Few and bassoonist Nadina Mackie
Career Opportunities 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
Jackson have an interesting storyline that they weave through their concerts. Guy and Nadina will take the audience on a musical journey with a unique program titled Camet de voyages (The Travel Book). The program celebrates some of the duo’s favourite musical works. Advanced tickets at a discount price are available at Henders Drugs on Fourth Street in Estevan with regularly priced tickets available at the door on the night of the concert. More information about this concert or other Stars for Saskatchewan events may be obtained by contacting the Estevan Arts Council at 306-634-3942.
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! Call Linda @ (306) 554-2555 EXT 238 for more info Send Resumes to: Linda Karakochuk Soﬁna Foods Inc Box 760 Wynyard, SK SOA 4T0 Fax: (306) 554-3958 Email: LKarakochuk@soﬁnafoods.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being considered will be contacted.
Winacott Equipment Group is a Heavy Truck and Construction Dealership located in Bienfait, Saskatoon and Regina. We are the dealers for Western Star Trucks and Hyundai Equipment. We are currently seeking highly motivated, organized individuals to fill the following roles in our expanding Bienfait location:
Outside Parts Salesperson Inside Parts Salesperson Service Technician Service Manager • Minimum of 3 years experience • Proficiency with computers and equipment • Have excellent communication and organizational skills • Work well in a team environment • Working directly with our customers We offer: • A competitive wage • Opportunity for company advancement • Group insurance plan • RRSP plan • Ongoing training • Great work environment If you have what we are looking for and want to start a great career with us, please e-mail or fax your resume to: Winacott Equipment Group Highway 18 East Industrial Dr Box 369 Bienfait, SK S0C 0M0 Fax: 306-388-3789 Phone: 306-388-3788
Jerrod Tedford Robert Corbett, Parts Manager Owner/GM Cell: 306-421-2043 Cell: 306-421-7233 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
goes out to Affinity Credit Union for donating 24 chairs that they were replacing, to Creighton Lodge. We are having them covered and will be using them in our lounge. They are very comfortable and easy for our residents to get up out of. Have you got your ticket for our huge fundraiser? We are selling $100 tickets on a draw for three trip vouchers — one for $1,500, one for $3,500 and one for $5,000. If you want tickets for a chance at a holiday anywhere you want to go, you can purchase them at Creighton Lodge, Johnson’s Plumbing, the Floor Store and Excel Fitness, or WE DELIVER!!! Just call us at 634-4154. We will be making the draw at a dinner and dance on May 10 th at Granby’s. They will be featuring a Prime Rib dinner (with all the extras!!). There is limited seating so if you want a lovely Mother’s Day dinner, give us a call for dinner tickets too. As we say good-bye to the severely cold days and welcome in the sunny warm ones, we are anxious to get outside and start our gardening. It will be so nice to take our walks outside and not just up and down our very long hallways. Maybe by next column time, we will be doing just that!
Ph: (306) 634-5111 407 Kensington Avenue, Estevan ESTEVAN
of Christ singers, a very big thank you! To our exercise ladies, Audrey Dupuis and Irene Tarnes, thank you for helping us with our fitness every week! To our birthday party and KFC volunteers, thank you for attending and helping serve! To our Bingo callers this month, Joan Wock and Joanne Bill and our Dog Therapy person, Christina Wock, thank you so much for your commitment. We had a few teenagers do some visiting around the lodge one day. Taylor Dukart and Jasmine Ireland played games, listened to stories and enjoyed visiting with some of the residents. We said goodbye to Ruby MacCorquodale as she has moved to Moose Jaw to be closer to her family. She lived for many years in Moose Jaw so I`m sure she is glad to get back to her familiar roots. We welcomed new resident, Jean Dukart who moved here from Sussex Arms. We hope Jean enjoys the activities and warm atmosphere here at the Lodge. We are so grateful to all the churches that provide us with worship services and communion. It has been a long winter of not being able to get out so we appreciate them bringing worship to us. A special thank you
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Reporting to the area foreman, the successful candidate will be part of an active team responsible for the integrated oilfield operations. 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.
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JOB DESCRIPTION: JOB DESCRIPTION: SIGNAL DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS, LOCATED IN ESTEVAN, SASKATCHEWAN, IS A COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY DEALING WITH MOTOROLA 2-‐ SIGNAL DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS, LOCATED ESTEVAN, ASKATCHEWAN, A COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY DEALING ITH MOTOROLA 2-‐ WAY RADIOS (VOICE, DATA, SYSTEMS); RURAL IHN IGH-‐ SPEED SINTERNET, BOTH CIS ONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL; SCADA AND RW EMOTE WAY RADIOS (VOICE, DATA, SYSTEMS); HIGH-‐SPEED INTERNET, CONSUMER AND ACND OMMERCIAL; CADA AND EMOTE MONITORING SYSTEMS, AND WE ARE ARN URAL AUTHORIZED TELUS DEALER, BDOTH EALING IN CELLULAR RELATED PSRODUCTS. AR LSO, WE HAVE A MONITORING SYSTEMS, AND WE ARE AN AUTHORIZED TELUS DEALER, DEALING IN CELLULAR AND RELATED PRODUCTS. ALSO, WE HAVE A SERIES OF 30+ TOWERS THAT THE SYSTEMS RUN OFF OF ALL LOCATED IN SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN. SERIES OF 30+ TOWERS THAT THE SYSTEMS RUN OFF OF ALL LOCATED IN SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN. APPLICANTS REQUIRE A STRONG KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING: APPLICANTS REQUIRE A STRONG KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING: IP N NETWORKING/SUBNETTING ETWORKING/SUBNETTING AAND ND M MODERN ODERN W WIFI IFI TTECHNOLOGIES ECHNOLOGIES -‐-‐ IP WINDOWS-‐BASED D DOMAINS OMAINS ((SERVER SERVER 22008, 008, EEXCHANGE, XCHANGE, W WINDOWS INDOWS 77, , EETC.) TC.) -‐-‐ WINDOWS-‐BASED EMAIL TTECHNOLOGIES ECHNOLOGIES ((POP3, POP3, IIMAP) MAP) AAND ND CCOMMON OMMON M MAIL AIL CCLIENTS LIENTS ((OUTLOOK, OUTLOOK, TTHUNDERBIRD, HUNDERBIRD, AAPPLE) PPLE) -‐-‐ EMAIL GOOD CCOMMUNICATION OMMUNICATION SSKILLS KILLS -‐-‐ GOOD APPLICANTS DUTIES WILL INCLUDE: -‐ INTERNET SUPPORT TROUBLE SHOOTING CALLS -‐ CONFIGURING EQUIPMENT FOR INTERNET INSTALLS (ROUTERS, WIRELESS PANELS, ETC.) -‐-‐ INSTALLATION INSTALLATION O OF F W WIRELESS IRELESS IINTERNET NTERNET EEQUIPMENT QUIPMENT IINTO NTO H HOMES OMES AAND ND BBUSINESSES USINESSES -‐-‐ SUPPORTING SUPPORTING EEXISTING XISTING D DOMAINS OMAINS AAND ND N NETWORKS ETWORKS FFOR OR CCLIENTS LIENTS -‐-‐ SOME SOME D DESKTOP ESKTOP SSUPPORT UPPORT -‐-‐ DESIGNING, DESIGNING, BBUILDING UILDING AAND ND SSUPPORTING UPPORTING CCAMERA AMERA SSYSTEMS YSTEMS ((IP IP & & AANALOG) NALOG) -‐ AIDING IN THE INSTALLATION/ COMMISSIONING ON CAMERA SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS -‐ AIDING IN THE INSTALLATION/ COMMISSIONING ON CAMERA SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS ** POSITION IS BASED ON PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT ** POSITION IS BASED ON PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT **ON-‐GOING TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED **ON-‐GOING TRAINING W ILL BE OPN ROVIDED **WAGE IS NEGOTIABLE BASED EXPERIENCE ** $26.50 Iper hour **WAGE S NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE
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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: email@example.com
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:
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
H2S Alive Standard First Aid Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with Airbrakes High School Education
RRSP Program Cash Bonuses Dental & Medical Coverage Short-Term & Long -Term Disability Life Insurance
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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• Duties include general maintenance of recreation facilities & grounds keeping • Applicant must posses a valid Class 5 Drivers License • Hours & wage negotiable
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Interested individuals can fax resumes to: 306-634-4693 or call 306-634-4661 before the deadline of April 14, 2014 for more information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Hourly rate $14.00/hr
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PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 6th day of June, 2014 a tax lien will be registered against the land. Total
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Part of Lot
Part of Section
Arrears & Meredian
101519108 B4225 B4225 M4929 M4929
2,379.39 2,087.68 1,375.20 3,902.44 3,339.14
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Dated this 4th day of April, 2014
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is now accepting resumes for the positions of
6 Housekeepers Starting at $13.50/hour Apply in person with resume at the
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Email: travelodge@Kosmos.ca or Ph: 306-842-1411 Fax: 306-842-1719
Full-time Cooks & Waitresses Starting Wage: Cook - $13/hr Waitress - $11/hr
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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY
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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.
“promoting the arts in OUR community”
ENERGY CITY FILM CIRCUIT
Next Film: Philomena - April 26, 2014 • 4:00 Orpheum Theatre
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!
- 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.
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
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
ALL PET LICENSES ARE DUE ANNUALLY
CATS - Spade/Neutered $10.00 If they are not Spade/Neutered $110.00
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. Local Government Election
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.
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Local Government Election
Form N [Section 55 of the Act] Notice of Poll
Form o [Clause 94(b) of the Act] Notice of Advance Poll
PuBLiC NoTiCE is hereby given that: 1. A poll has been granted for the by election of:
PuBLiC NoTiCE is hereby given that provision has been made for advance polls for electors who: 1. Are physically disabled;
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 Area
Polling Place Church of God
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Address 1920 Wellock Road
2. have been appointed as election officials; or 3. anticipate being unable to vote on the day of election. 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
Dated at City of Estevan, this 17th day of March, 2014. Judy Pilloud Returning officer
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.
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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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL?
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