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Following negotiations that were described as amicable by both sides, the City of Estevan and members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 726 have agreed to a new three-year contract. Under terms of the deal, City workers will receive a four per cent raise in the first year, a 3.5 per cent hike in the second and three per cent in the final year. Mayor Roy Ludwig said he was very happy with how the negotiations went, describing them as professional. As for the wage increase, Ludwig said the 10.5 per cent increase over the three years was a figure that council was comfortable with. “We have been having issues getting (employees) so I think we are now up to the point where we are now competitive in the City of Estevan area and hopefully we can attract good people and not have to wait months to fill positions as had been the case,” Ludwig said.

tract and keep people. We have a great pension, probably second to none, so now that we are getting the wages closer, if people look at the whole package it should prove to be fairly attractive, even in a demanding market.” Tim Anderson, a staff representative for CUPE, handled the negotiations for Local 726 and concurred with Ludwig’s characterization of the process. He added both sides went in with a number of important issues and feels they were all addressed to the satisfaction of parties involved. “It was extremely focused on the issues, which was a nice change,” Anderson said. “We’ve agreed to have union-management meetings on a regular basis. Some of our issues are job security and contracting out. We believe that as municipal employees we deliver a very good product for a very reasonable price. We want to Retention ⇢ A2

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The South East Cornerstone Public School Division committed nearly a quarter of a million dollars toward an Estevan project that will see new track and field facilities constructed at the Estevan Comprehensive School grounds. An Estevan committee that was formed to make a bid to host the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games made their written pitch to the regional school division’s board of trustees in time for them to address the request at their Aug. 22

regular business session. The motion to provide the $225,000 to support the rebuilding of a track facility on the ECS grounds was put forward by Estevan trustee Pam Currie, who noted that if the full amount was granted, it would represent about one-third of the expected total cost of the needed rebuild of the track and field facilities at ECS, which have been in a state of disrepair for several years. The project would include an athletes’ pavilion

on the school’s property. The trustees agreed to a five-year amortization period for the amount, beginning with the 2014-15 budget. “There is the understanding that the track has to be built on ECS property,” said chairman Harold Laich. “There should also be a clear understanding that the track will belong to the school and the school division after it’s built. Are the other contributors going to challenge that?” added

trustee Audrey Trombley. Estevan trustee Janet Foord said the management agreement between the school divisions and communities covers that contingency. Weyburn trustee Bryan Wilson said he would support the motion, “but it’s a question that will roll across the division year-after-year. We should have some options to address these kinds of situations in years to come.” Laich said there had already been like-minded

requests for support funding coming from Wawota and Lampman in the past, so it would be up to the board to provide direction on how to handle them with consistency. “Under the new provincial funding formula, we’ll need something concrete,” said Wilson, referring to the fact that school divisions no longer have the ability to raise funds through local property tax systems, but now have to rely on a universal funding Motion ⇢ A2

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With the Highway 47 rehabilitation project moving onto 13th Avenue, motorists can expect to face a number of detours for the remainder of the week. The Estevan Police Service issued a press release Monday to request that drivers respect the construction zone signs and the detour signs for the street repaving project on 13th Avenue and Souris Avenue North. Chief Del Block said the construction companies involved in the project have reported several motorists are disregarding the signs and driving in areas that are restricted. Beginning Tuesday morning the focus of the work was from King Street to Seventh Street. The intersections of Eighth and Ninth Street on 13th Avenue will be closed. Traffic will be detoured from King Street and Souris Avenue to 7th Street and then from Souris Avenue to 13th Avenue and vice versa. Northbound traffic on this detour route will be allowed to make a right hand turn at King Street. Left hand turns will be prohibited so drivers are asked to plan accordingly. This detour will remain in place until the weekend and then will likely resume again, Sept. 3. Block said the detour route will create traffic delays and drivers are asked to find alternate routes. Traffic will be restricted on 13th Avenue between Seventh Street and King Street during this time. Parking will also be restricted on Seventh Street between 13th Avenue and Souris Avenue during this phase of the project. The Estevan Police Service will be increasing traffic enforcement in the construction areas, and they ask that motorists abide by the signs and barricades that are in place. Block also requested that drivers slow down and take a few extra moments to get to their destination. There will also be a need for drivers to plan alternate routes that will take them away from the construction area. “The cooperation of the motoring public will be appreciated during this time,” Block said.

Raising Money on Bikes The Prairie Winds motorcycle group held their 12th annual fundraising run on Sunday, heading from the leisure centre to Carnduff. The group, along with other interested female riders in the area, raised $520 for the Estevan Humane Society.

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regardless of the outcome of the bid … right?” asked trustee Carol Flynn. She was assured that was the case. There was some follow up discussion regarding the exact location for the new track, as the motion passed unanimously. Following the vote,

Laich noted that “finally, after Weyburn getting everything, Estevan finally got something.” The light hearted comment, referring to the recent major investments in renovations and additions to Weyburn Comprehensive School and other Weyburn facilities, brought forth a

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based in CUPE’s Regina office, added that he came away from this collective bargaining process very impressed with the local employees and said they are committed to making Estevan a better place to live and work. “I believe municipal employees really care about the city they live in. I know it sounds kind of corny, but really it is neighbours working for neighbours,” he said. “In my short exposure to the membership, there are some very dedicated civic employees that really want Estevan to thrive and just be a community to call home. “I found the City was open to a lot of things and hopefully through our labour-management meetings we are going to have the opportunity to explore some things from our perspective and, no doubt, they are going to have some things they are going to want to explore from their perspective.” With the CUPE contract locked in until the end of 2015, the City will now get to work on negotiating a new deal with the Estevan Police Association. Ludwig said their preliminary talks have all been positive and he expects the bargaining to begin in earnest in September.


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Walking Monk strolls through Estevan Over the course of a week, we get quite a few calls from the public with news tips. Some of them turn into actual stories but, in all honesty, most of them wind up as snipe hunts. So I’ll admit to being more than a little bit skeptical when I got a call last week from a man saying that he thought he had a news story for us. The skeptic meter got cranked up to high when this same gentleman followed by telling me he was travelling across the country with a monk and a parrot. “Is this a joke?” I asked. Turns out it was no joke. The man on the phone’s name was Daruka,t and he is journeying across the country with Bhaktimarga Swami or, as he is better known to his many followers, the Walking Monk. Bhaktimarga passed through southeast Saskatchewan last week, and his arrival in the area created quite a stir as reports of a man in robes walking on the highway began to circulate over social media. After our initial conversation, Daruka said he would call when they reached Estevan and that call came Friday morning as the trio were relaxing at the Soul Hideout on Fifth Street. Upon arrival, Bhaktimarga wasn’t hard to spot with his flowing orange robes. Daruka was equally easy to spot because it isn’t every day you see a man with a parrot perched firmly on his shoulder. Remarkably this is Bhaktimarga’s fourth walk across the country. A Hare Krishna monk, Bhaktimarga joined the monastic order in 1973. After many years of commitment, he hit what he described as “some bumps on the road,” and felt a change in his life was needed. “The next year our Guru (Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) would have been 100 years old, had he lived. So it

was going to be a big celebration time,” he explained. “I started doing quite a bit of walking — I’m from southwestern Ontario, Toronto. I started to walk the ravines, and I started to like that very much. I was remembering my hitchhiking days from prior to being a monk and I thought I would love to see it the same way with the adventure of when I was hitchhiking but let me do it the way Yogis would do it, which is to just walk. So I thought, let me do that and do it as an offering to my Guru.” His previous trips took Bhaktimarga along routes such as the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead Highways, but this time around he decided to take a more southerly path. Through Saskatchewan he is walking Highway 18 and will eventually reach the Crowsnest Pass. “Each walk gets better,” he said. “I guess you get more comfortable with the elements, what is to be expected when it comes to weather, what kind of reactions people are going to give you. I think the more you get comfortable with the road and the people around you, the more they get comfortable with you. And I think the world is just becoming more open minded now.” Bhaktimarga’s current walk began in the spring in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and will wrap up in the fall when he reaches Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park. With Daruka and his parrot Billy following behind in a car, he typically walks 30 to 35 kilometres a day. They camp each night as well. As one might expect, Bhaktimarga has had some incredible experiences during his walks. He said one notable moment happened near Lake Superior when a semi hauling lumber crashed behind him. “It sounded like a bomb went off,” he said. “I turned around and there was this man climbing out of the cab, and he had blood on his face and his timber was strewn all over the Trans-Canada. I ran back to him and said ‘are you OK,’ and

The Walking Monk is joined on his travels by Daruka and his parrot Billy who offer support during the walk.

he said ‘Am I really here? Am I seeing all this?’ Maybe he thought I was an angel.” Another experience of note came when he was confronted by a bear. “I offered a little prayer. I said ‘please, my dear absolute could you show me yourself in the form of a bear. It’s my third walk across Canada, and I haven’t yet seen a living bear.’ Twenty minutes later a bear showed up and he was pretty serious and if it wasn’t for a tractor-trailer coming along on that really quiet stretch of the highway, I might have been toast.” Asked about how he came to the Hare Krishna faith, Bhaktimarga said he was a

fine arts student named John Vis when a group of monks visited his school and spoke to a number of students. As someone greatly influenced by the Beatles and their interest in eastern religions, he was open to listening to the monks and liked what they had to say. Although he does a number of speaking engagements while on the journey, Bhaktimarga isn’t attempting to raise funds or promote any type of cause. Instead he is simply promoting physical fitness, neighbourliness and simplifying one’s life. “The mess age is

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more walking, less squawking. We need to take some time to actually smell the roses … simplify. The message is to enhance your appreciation for what is in the world.” Bhaktimarga said that message has largely been well received by those he has come across. Thanks in large part to social media, many have been following his journey and have stopped to speak with him. In fact, so many people have stopped that he’s had to politely move them along so he can get his walking in each day. “One young woman, she and her boyfriend came out of the vehicle and said ‘we

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Recycling program to begin Sept. 9 A new era of recycling in Estevan will kick off on Sept. 9 when the much talked about curbside recycling program officially begins. Homes in the city had the large blue bins delivered on Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of the September start date. The service will first be in the Pleasantdale area while the remainder of Estevan will follow in October. Despite the initial anger over the system, most of which was tied to garbage collection and not recycling, many in the community are excited for the new program to begin. Logan Baniulis of Regens Disposal said the company is equally as excited to introduce it to the Energy City. “I have gotten a lot of positive feelings from people, and people I deal with have said they are personally excited,” Baniulis said. Unlike programs in a number of other communities, the program here in Estevan uses one bin for all recyclables including paper, plastics, glass and tin cans.

Baniulis said they have been using the same system in Radville, Stoughton and Fillmore since early August, which has helped serve as a test run for Estevan. “It’s been good to kind of ease our way into it,” he said. “The recycling facility (which is located in Bienfait) has gotten a better idea of what exactly is coming in.” Although the system allows for all recyclables to be placed in one bin, Baniulis said the public must still be cognizant of what they are putting in as well as the need for some items to be cleaned. First and foremost, Baniulis said they ask that any soiled paper, food and general garbage not be thrown into the bins and any bottles, containers and cans be rinsed before they are recycled. (A list of the dos and don’ts and other pertinent information can be found on A16.) Any bagged material — with the exception of shredded paper — is not to be placed in the bins. “I’d recommend either putting in a box and dump-

Logan Baniulis and Kim Pushie of Regens Disposal show off the new recycling bin that Estevan residents will begin using in September. ing it into the house or, if you bag it, go and empty the bag into the cart. Don’t throw bags of recyclables into the cart because as you can imagine to sort that later becomes quite an issue. Baniulis said one of the best features of the new

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to receive the reminder. As well, there is a printable yearly calendar on the site. “We really think (this is the most convenient system),” Baniulis said. “It’s every other week, which is nice, you’ll get into a nice routine. There are other ways to do it. The single stream increases our costs, but we feel it is the service the resident is going to best interact with and the best service to the resident. At the end of the day we strive to provide the service that our customer wants.”

Baniulis said one of the keys to the success of the new system will be the participation of residents and he hopes those who have not recycled in the past will now begin to. He added their goal is to reduce material going to the landfill by 50 per cent, which, of course, is contingent on the participation of residents. Since their program began earlier this year Regina has had a 70 per cent participation rate and Baniulis said they hope to exceed that in Estevan.

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Lessons to be learned It’s probably a positive thing for the Sask. Party that 80 per cent of their faithful followers in southeast Saskatchewan don’t realize they are the black sheep members of the family. To be continually dismissed by the Regina power brokers among the governing party, would, one would think, eventually wear down the partisanship and enthusiasm we seem to have for the provincial government’s elite. We often don’t even know how little we receive for providing so much so that the power people can keep on riding their populace waves. Case in point: In July of this year, the state government in North Dakota announced they were sending an additional $22 million to the people in Divide and Williams counties in the form of oil impact grants. It was an acknowledgement by their state legislators that extra funds needed to be spread out in the areas that were bringing in the wealth. The community of Crosby, a town of about 1,200 citizens, is receiving $5 million in state funds this year to help mitigate oil patch demands on local services. Last year they got $4 million. In comparison, Estevan, a city of nearly 13,000, receives about $2 million from the provincial government, which is supposed to cover all our needs, including oil patch pressures. In North Dakota, the tiny town of Ray will receive $5.6 million, Tioga $10 million while Williston, Minot and Dickinson will share $14 million. It seems the government of North Dakota gets it. They’re raking in millions and sending out millions, just like they’re supposed to. They’re doing so well at it, they’ve been singled out as the most efficient state in the United States this year with a zero budget deficit and lots of room to grow an economy and a population. Connecticut, on the other hand, has the richest population base per capita, but the state itself is flirting with bankruptcy because it is so poorly organized and run. North Dakota’s government, according to a recent edition of The Crosby Journal, planned on issuing $240 million in Energy Impact Grants between 2013 and 2015, with the money going out in quarterly installments. That is their state’s commitment to address the region’s rapid growth challenges, and the state spokesman went on to note that they would be investing $2.6 billion over two years to support the oil and gas regions. The board of University and School Lands, the awkwardly named committee that issues the money, added that $25 million in Energy Impact Grants will be forwarded to the kindergarten to Grade 12 school systems in the affected regions and $7 million will be made available to bolster support for the respective sheriff departments. So compare that largesse and efficiency with what is happening in Saskatchewan, where the richly paid but underserved citizens from a public service perspective are expected to continually play the role of Robin Hood’s foil to the rest of the province, and you get a clear picture. From this corner, we suggest a few government agency minions could book a flight to Bismarck to pay a visit to those who are conducting business in that State Capitol building. Time is running out for this provincial government. The window of opportunity to do the right thing might be closing. We can be Canada’s version of Connecticut or we can be North Dakota. We can be personally rich but broke provincially, or well off and well served. It’s a choice our government will need to make … soon.

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Taking a break, a real long break So, Stevie Wonder, that Harper boy, arbitrarily decided to prorogue Parliament until sometime in October. Prorogue is just a fancy word for shutting it down. Apparently one guy can do that to a country. I didn’t know that. Could he shut down Rwanda and Ghana too? They could probably do with a break from their governments. Come to think of it, will we really miss our boys and girls of Parliament Hill that much? For some strange reason I sorta thought running a country like Canada was a pretty big business but apparently not. Stevie and the kids can do it using about 150 days and a couple of evenings of overtime in Ottawa. I expect they’ll all be willing to take a reduction in wages and expense allowances in recognition of the cutback in office hours. But that’s where I’m probably going off the rails (again). Cutback in Ottawa office hours, doesn’t really mean Stevie and the kids are cutting back total office hours. They’re still working hard at raising revenue (taxes), conducting sales and formulating policies on their respective home fronts. I’m quite sure of that. The Senators are hard at work too, finding a place for Mike to live and helping Pam fill out her expense sheet.

Norm Park All Things Considered While Stevie has been on this very extended vacation period, he took a jaunt up north, just like he always does every summer. He doesn’t like to go north in January, but he knows how important it is. He also doesn’t like to sit in a Parliamentary chair in May, June, July, August or September, but we think he knows how important it is once he gets there. I don’t know about you, but last winter I took three consecutive weeks of vacation, and by day 16 I was feeling more than a bit anxious and frustrated. I needed to know what was going on in the news front, and I was stuck in another country without a good Internet connection to the home boys in this newspaper’s padded cells in the editorial department. Seems as if Stevie Wonder doesn’t hold the same affection for his workplace. Maybe his chair on that front bench is uncomfortable … bad for the back maybe. Maybe he doesn’t like the way those meanies Tom, Justin and Bobby have been treating him and calling him names and shouting bad things at him. They’re just bullies anyway.

trade that not only comes from the mainland and neighbouring Alberta but also draws a surprising number of tourists from around the country and the world and especially from the United States. That said, a closer examination of communities offered some surprising similarities with rural Saskatchewan communities. For starters, much of the Island is made up of small-town communities still reliant on commodity-based industries like agriculture and fishing ... albeit, they tend to be highly subsidized with the tourism industry that also benefits from better weather, extending the visitation season to far longer than we enjoy here in Saskatchewan. In fact, it’s that weather that attracted so many ex-Saskatchewan patriots to the Island ... or so we quickly found out. At the Parksville condo where we stayed, no less than three of five adjacent residents were occupied by one-time Saskatchewan folk who once called places like Moosomin, Pense and Rose Valley home. All seemed very anxious to get news from home, whether it be the recent good fortune of the ‘Riders, the number of moose making their homes in the flatlands or the upturn in the economy. Actually, curiosity about the success of Saskatchewan was a common theme of many islanders I encountered, whether they were originally from Saskatchewan or not. In fact, compared with our previous visits 15 and five years ago, there seemed to be a growing interest in our province and a changed perception. Some with no previous connection to this province

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Maybe he doesn’t like hanging around with his 102 staffers. Maybe he forgets the first names of all those newcomers, and it’s embarrassing. Maybe he doesn’t like limos. Not everyone is Bev Oda. Maybe he would rather drive his own car or let his kids drop him off at wherever he needs to be that isn’t Parliament Hill. Maybe he doesn’t like all that noise during question period. Perhaps he’d rather be at home playing the piano, chasing the cat and schmoosing with Laureen and eating peanut butter sandwiches or barbecuing some hot dogs or hamburgers without having to wear those silly Calgary hats and having to say Howdy to all the gawkers and cellphone photographers. It could be that Stevie is just getting tired of all this governing crap. He’s been doing it for seven or more years now. It’s getting old. He needs new challenges. If he’s handy with a wrench, maybe he could fix one of those broken Canadian submarines, or fix the clog in the sink at 24 Sussex without having to call a plumber. There’s all kinds of things Stevie could be doing instead of running a government, and it seems we’re going to find out what they are, between now and that date sometime in October when he’ll call in the kids and open the shop for business again. In the meantime, we can all enjoy the extended reprieve.

even suggested that Saskatchewan might be a place they would like to visit one day. This takes us to the topic of what Saskatchewan communities — especially smaller rural communities — can do to capitalize on tourism opportunities in the future. As previously stated, we aren’t exactly blessed with quite the same amenities as Vancouver Island, but one wonders if opportunities for tourism are being missed. Places like Eastend’s T-Rex Discovery Centre and the Cypress Hills, the Big Muddy, the forest fringe lakes providing camping and hunting opportunities or the chance to experience farm and ranch life, small community atmosphere or First Nations history may be greater than we realize. Of course, it would take massive co-ordination and maybe a little vision from the government and Tourism Saskatchewan. But in a province noted for its creativity, might there be possibilities? One thing we certainly have going for us is previous decades of exporting people, as demonstrated by my Parksville visit. Might it be possible that retiring baby-boomers in B.C., Alberta and elsewhere might want a summer week hometown visit or tour? Suppose the package included tickets to ‘Rider games? Or how about a house “exchange” program between current Saskatchewan residents and retirees elsewhere? Are there creative opportunities we’re missing? Sure, some places are blessed with more obvious tourism amenities. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make a few of our own.

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Resist the low-wage agenda The Editor: Working people in Saskatchewan have a proud history of undertaking important initiatives that have made life better for everyone in our province. After decades of struggle, the people that live and work in Saskatchewan won protections for people’s health and safety at work, decent work standards, and the right to participate in economic democracy by joining unions. It is working people’s struggle for fairness at work that we commemorate on Labour Day each year. Though working people and their organizations have contributed, in no small way, to the establishment of pension programs, statutory safety measures, and labour standards like weekends, sick pay, and the eight-hour workday, it is working people that are now coming under attack as a part of a cheap-labour, low-wage agenda. The idea is simple: ensure that wages for working people are driven down in order to drive up profits for corporations and corporate executives. One of the ways that some governments and corporations are pushing the cheap-labour agenda is by turning to the exploitation of temporary foreign workers (TFWs). In fact, the number of TFWs in Canada has risen from a total of 150,000 in 2006 to potentially more than 350,000 today. For a period of that time, employers were even permitted to pay migrant workers up to fifteen percent less than the average Canadian rates for the same work. In order to resist the low-wage agenda, our governments must extend workplace rights and find ways to provide quality employment opportunities to as many people as possible. Unfortunately, in Saskatchewan this is not always the case. As a recent example, earlier this year, the government passed the omnibus Bill 85, which will establish the “Saskatchewan Employment Act,” and it could have serious implications for working in our province. Visit the SFL website for more information. There is still much work to be done, and Labour Day is an important occasion to renew our commitment to addressing important issues. It is up to all of us to take up the struggle for fairness that so many Saskatchewan people began decades ago. Larry Hubich President, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

CEO clarifies salary report The Editor: The Estevan Mercury news story about Sun Country Health Region’s (SCHR) annual report (August 14, 2013) contains one error that must be corrected. In the story, the annual salary of the CEO is reported as being $325,000 in 2012. In fact, that number included a one-time payment for years of unused vacation which was paid out just before I accepted the full-time position as CEO in July 2012. Sun Country Regional Health Authority approved in Sept. 2012 an annual salary of $245,278 for the position of CEO. This error is not the Estevan Mercury’s. Sun Country Health Region’s annual report lists all dollars paid to our staff over $50,000 but does not differentiate between salaries and other kinds of compensation, like overtime and premiums. We thank the Mercury for its informative stories on the annual report. Marga Cugnet, CEO Sun Country Health Region

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Planning for retirement can be overwhelming. It requires thinking about long term goals and it forces consideration of a more sensitive subject, contemplating one’s own mortality. An RBC study reports that only 52 per cent of Canadian boomers actually put a plan on paper despite understanding its importance. However, they worry about it. According to a recent Investors Group survey, financial concerns affect 32 per cent of Canadian couples and 60 per cent of them put retirement savings worries at the top of the list. For many Canadians, a sense of futility comes from thinking: “I’ll never be able to save enough money.” They may be influenced by the old rule of thumb that suggests 70 per cent of pre-retirement income is needed to maintain a current standard of living. However, some experts like Fred Vettese, the chief actuary of Morneau Shepell, believe that figure is far too high. Determining the right figure starts with analysis. Cash flow models should be performed, accounting for such factors as lump sum cash needs for special events, future inflation, and debt reduction. To help with that process, the Government of Canada has created an excellent Canadian Retirement Income Calculator that takes into account such things as CPP, pensions, RRSPs, and other sources of income like annuities. Once income goals have been set, analysis should be done to determine the income sources. For most people, a substantial portion will be drawn from investment portfolios. As retirement nears, these portfolios should be prepared for the transition and structured to replace employment income. This generally translates into a more significant weighting in fixed income as well as other investments that provide a regular income stream, such as high quality dividend-paying investments. Good retirement income plans will also make use of guaranteed income sources that guard against volatile markets and inflation erosion. These include government benefits, available pension income, and annuities. Consideration should also be given to tax-effective withdrawals from registered accounts as well as strategies to minimize or eliminate clawbacks. Proper retirement planning goes beyond the management of the retirement portfolio. Estate planning also enters the picture, both from the perspective of how the money will be distributed to heirs but also to the more sensitive personal issues. Often there is concern over the future management of the estate by the heirs who may not be competent with finances or are simply not ready to handle a large inheritance. Time should be taken to identify any potential shortcomings and rectify any weakness prior to the inevitable. Canadians want to retire with sufficient income to carry them through and, hopefully, enough to leave something for their children. However, if they allow themselves to be overwhelmed in angst over an unattainable figure that is both high and inaccurate, they will never be motivated to begin saving. Determining the right number takes time, but the time is well spent. Kim Inglis, CIM, PFP, FCSI, AIFP is an Investment Advisor & Portfolio Manager with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, a division of Canaccord Genuity Corp., Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund. www.reynoldsinglis.ca. The views in this column are solely those of the author.

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Warm weather speeds up crop development A week of warm and dry weather has made a big difference for crops throughout Saskatchewan. In the weekly crop report it was noted that warm weather with very little rain interruptions over the past week has helped speed crop development. The report added that harvest operations have begun in many areas of the province. Less than one per cent of the 2013 provincial crop has been combined, while four per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight combine, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. The five-year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is seven per cent combined and nine per cent swathed or ready to straight cut. Across the province, five per cent of the peas and winter wheat and two per cent of the lentils have been combined. Five per cent of the canola has been swathed. Swathing of canola has started in the southern regions of the province and is expected to start in the northeast and northwest regions within the week. Desiccation of pulses has just started in the northeast and northwest regions. Warm temperatures will be needed into the harvest season to get the majority of the crop in the bin in good condition. Rain recorded in the province last week ranged from nil to 88 mm. Grasshoppers and bertha armyworms caused some crop damage. Crop reporters are indicating there

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Cornerstone trustees set stage for long-term facility plans

It will be a short-term committee that will be struck to help formulate long-term plans. The South East Cornerstone Public School Division trustees have begun discussions surrounding the need to formulate a long-term plan for their 38 school facilities and other buildings that fall under their care and control. The trustees agreed there was a need for public engagement, and therefore, the formation of an ad-hoc committee to lead the charge would be in order before the public discussions began. The agreement was reached during the trustees’ Aug. 22 general business meeting. Questions such as grade configurations in the kindergarten to Grade 12 facilities will be part of the project, as will liability concerns and how the programs will work within the new provincial funding structure. Trustee Audrey Trombley, a member of the audit committee, also noted that an ethical conduct policy, often referred to as a “whistle blower” policy, has been strongly recommended by outside consultants as being necessary for the school division and that it should become a part of the audit committee’s mandate.

She said the audit group will be developing and presenting an ethical conduct policy to the board for their possible implementation or further recommendations in the near future. “If people have an issue with anything untoward, if you are aware of something, it’s your duty to report it. It’s a positive policy, and it’s much more than a simple whistle blower plan,” said Estevan trustee Janet Foord, who added it was a good thing that the audit committee included a person who was not a school trustee. Keeping with the theme of public engagement, the trustees voted to assign $10,000 toward the grand opening of the Triple C auditorium and event centre at the Weyburn Comprehensive School. That part of a major rebuild at the school is nearing completion. Trombley noted there was a surplus within the current governance budget to cover that amount, so she urged the trustees to make the decision to support the motion right away since the new provincial funding and budget figures will be brought out in September. Foord, who is also president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, said that body is seeking a 6.5 to 6.6 per cent increase in funding for the new year and that will have

to come from the province as well. “There was no increase last year and we need the money to do what we were tasked to do last year,” Foord said. Board chairman Harold Laich asked the division’s vicepresident of finance, Shelley Toth, to check that item out to see if the local division made the adjustment to accommodate an expected increase in June when they were preparing new budget requests. In other financial forays, Toth informed the trustees that details surrounding the repayment for the new Prairie Horizons School in Oxbow have finally been ironed out two years after the facility was officially opened. She told the board that a loan agreement with the Royal Bank has been signed and the $7.71 million, representing the local division’s share of the cost, will be paid out over a 20-year period. The funds will eventually come from the provincial government since they now have the only source of generating revenue for K to 12 schooling. Toth also explained how the application of capital reserves was going to work and how $3.8 million in the fund would be applied to a number of projects, including the purchase of land adjacent to the central office in Weyburn as well as several school roof repairs. Toth and Trombley also pointed out how a supposed large surplus in operations wasn’t that at all in reality, since the funds are already earmarked for major construction projects that are underway or approved for the immediate future. “It’s not surplus, but rather a re-allocation of funds,” said Trombley.

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Number of Canada to U.S. Many jobs travellers through Sask. declines still unfilled The number of visitors entering the United States from Canada along southeast Saskatchewan/North Dakota border points, continues to decline. According to figures released by the United States Border Service Agency and their Pembina area traffic team, the only port where the Canada to U.S. traffic witnessed an increase was at Noonan (Estevan Highway). For the second consecutive month, the Noonan, N.D. Port reported an increase in traffic in excess of five per cent in the month of July, just as it had in June. The number of regular travellers passing into the U.S. from Canada at that station increased from 4,073 in July of last year to 4,291 in July of this year. Commercial traffic at Noonan, however, was down substantially from 763 large trucks in July of 2012 to just 393 trucks in July of this year, a decline of 48.5 per cent. At Portal, N.D., the busiest port that links Saskatchewan to North Dakota, the visitor count was down 5.51 per cent year over year in July. The figures released by the American authorities stated that 11,682 travellers made their way into the U.S. via Portal compared with July of last year when the count was 12,363. The number of large commercial vehicles passing through Portal also declined from 8,790 in July 2012 to 7,846 in July of this year, a 10.74 per cent decrease. In other, smaller international customs ports, the story was similar. At Ambrose, N.D., there were 207 travellers entering

the U.S. from Canada in July of this year compared with 257 in the same month last year. The commercial traffic was also down with just four large trucks making their way into America through Ambrose in July of this year compared with 21 last year. At Fortuna, the visitor count was also down from 1,788 to 1,600, a decline of 10.41 per cent. However, the commercial truck traffic was up compared with July of last year. The statistics showed 200 large trucks going into the States from Canada at Fortuna this July as opposed to 139 in July of last year. Northgate traffic was steady in July of this year compared with July of last year with a one-person differential. Statistics showed 2,263 people entered the U.S. at this port in July of this year compared with 2,262 in July of last year. Large truck traffic at Northgate was down by 10.67 per cent though, moving from 881 in July last year to 787 this year. The Pembina regional office also recorded significant declines in aircraft activities in airports located in Minot, Williston and Fargo. The only airport in the region to show an increase in aircraft traffic was Grand Forks where 15 international flights were recorded compared with 13 last year in July. Private international aircraft movement increased in Minot from 54 craft in July of 2012 to 59 in the corresponding month this year. All other airports in the Pembina region, showed declines in Canada-to-U.S. flight activity.

A new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says Saskatchewan has the highest job vacancy rate in the country with 13,700 unfilled private sector jobs. In a press release, the CFIB said the results of the quarterly Help Wanted report are based on responses from 3,526 small business owners, who were surveyed on unfilled jobs in their firms owing to the shortage of qualified labour. “While the overall vacancy rate dropped to 2.4 per cent (from 2.5), the problem continues to be most acute for smaller businesses,” said Ted Mallett, CFIB’s chief economist and vice-president. “In fact, those with fewer than 4 employees saw an increase in their vacancy rate (4.5 per cent), while larger businesses all saw decreases.” Saskatchewan continues to have the highest provincial vacancy rate in the country, and climbing (4.1). Alberta’s rate dipped (3.4), but continues, along with Newfoundland and Labrador’s (3.0) to be above the national average. Quebec (2.4), Manitoba (2.5) and British Columbia (2.4) landed right around the average, while Ontario (2.1), New Brunswick (2.0), Nova Scotia (2.0) and Prince Edward Island (1.8) had lower-than-average vacancy rates. By sector, personal services (3.9) and construction (3.5) had the country’s highest vacancy rates, although both saw slight declines from the previous quarter. Health and education services (2.4) and hospitality (2.8) saw increases in their vacancy rates. “If you can’t find people with the right skills, sometimes you find people, and work on the skills,” said CFIB president Dan Kelly. “Programs like the Canada Jobs Grant have significant potential to help on the training front if they reflect the realities of running a small business. I look forward to today’s Twitter forum to get the minister’s thoughts on these issues.” Job vacancies also remain a major issue in the Estevan area. As of Monday morning, saskjobs.ca had 1,013 job openings listed for Estevan. Only Saskatoon and Regina had more in the province. The bulk of the openings are in the sales and service sector and in trades and transport.

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tive rates due to significant changes in industrial customer demand — something that will now be achievable as part of Manitoba Hydro.” SaskEnergy and Manitoba Hydro will make a joint application to the Manitoba Public Utilities Board to approve the sale and the temporary rate surcharge.

second at $3.4 billion, while wheat exports were third at $1.7 billion. “The demand for Saskatchewan goods and services continues to be strong in a cross section of STEP member-related sectors,” Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) President and Chief Executive Officer Lionel LaBelle said. “The results coming out of Saskatchewan speak to the proven success of provincial exporters and their ability to provide the world with what STEP members produce.” STEP, a non-profit, government/industry partnership, has been a major player in growing Saskatchewan’s international exports from $9.3 billion per year in 1996 to more than $32.6 billion in 2012. STEP assists in initiating sales, contracts, and projects for provincial exporters with an aggressive focus on incoming and outgoing trade missions and customized trade services. For more information about the organization, please visit www.sasktrade.sk.ca. Total exports from Saskatchewan account for around 70 per cent of the province’s gross domestic product (GDP). Saskatchewan is the fourth largest exporter among the provinces.

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Husky Oungre Hz ....................................2C13-+26-3A16-34-1-13 13C125 CPEC Viewfield Hz ..................................................................................................... 7D15-29-3D15-32-10-6 13D172 Ensign #645 ......................................Enerplus Skinner Lake 2Hz ................................... 3A9-17-3A9-16-4-17 12G154 Silver Spur Viewfield Hz ...................................................................................................... 4C13-3-4B4-3-7-7 13B299 CPEC Viewfield Hz ....................................................................................................... 3D16-23-2D16-26-9-8 13B127 CPEC Veiwfield Hz ............................................................................................................1D1-24-2D1-19-8-8 12K295 RROI Fertile Hz .......................................................................................................... 4A16-35-2A165-36-6-30 12E307 CPEC Viewfield 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Heaven’s Flowered Highway puts dangers in perspective

The Aug. 25 event along Highway 39 dubbed Heaven’s Flowered Highway gave some perspective on the number of lives lost along the 200-kilometre stretch of road between Estevan and Regina. With families and friends placing various items and mementos at the collision sites of loved ones, Heaven’s Flowered Highway provided a jarring and sobering experience for Jackie Fitzsimmons, who spearheaded the event. When she drove to Regina and back on Sunday, she counted close to 80 spots along the highway where individuals left personal tributes of items of significance with notes and flowers. Fitzsimmons stopped at each memorial to document each location with a photo. “It was a very long, emotional day,” she said on Monday. “When you see the crosses with somebody who was 14 years old and killed in a car accident, when you see the moms and the dads and the aunts and uncles, it just touches home. Everybody’s got a family somewhere.” Fitzsimmons said she was overcome with emotion a number of times as she witnessed the horror stories that line Highway 39. “I don’t know how many times I walked out to a cross and there was some

note or something written on the cross. I just turned around and shook my head to my daughter, and the tears were flowing. It’s just very emotional to see it.” As of Tuesday morning, 5,362 people “attended” the event on Facebook. As Fitzsimmons made clear, nobody was expected to attend any particular event. The attendees are simply people who support the twinning of Highway 39 in an effort to make the highway a safer place for travellers. “I think it’s amazing that it has triggered off this much (support).” Fitzsimmons said many people left crosses and flowers at the sites, but others left personal items. One in particular was a leather jacket, a note left by a niece explaining that the victim wore the jacket all the time. “There were so many things. There were pictures. There were ornaments hanging from some of the crosses. Teddy bears, you would see stuffed animals for the young ones. It was pretty tough.” She noted there was another display set off from the highway more than the others. When she approached it, she realized the grass had been cut into the shape a heart. Though the tributes

This cross and flower display can be seen on Highway 39 near Midale. The Heaven’s Flowered Highway campaign was held on Aug. 25, with participants placing flowers, crosses and other significant items at the locations of lost loved ones along Highway 39 between Estevan and Regina. were varied, those memorialized share one thing in common. The loss of life along the highway is what Fitzsimmons wants everyone to remember and be aware of. Like many others in the area who have organized to promote the twinning of Highway 39, Fitzsimmons wants the main thoroughfare from southeastern Saskatchewan to Regina to be safer. “We are not going to stop. This has definitely gotten the attention of the politicians,” said Fitzsimmons, who is working with the Time-to-Twin committee, a

local group that is lobbying for the twinning of Highway 39 and Highway 6 south. “It’s too much. It’s time to twin it. It’s expensive, we know that, but we can’t put a price on lives anymore.” She noted a concern of the province is how expensive an expansion like twinning the highway would be, but she said because of drivers finding alternative routes to bypass the highway, particularly Highway 47 and 33, there will need to be greater expenditures to maintain some of the secondary roads. Fitzsimmons wants the

event to become an annual one, and she hopes it continues next year even if it takes on a different format. She wants to keep it up as a way to ensure it is something the

province can’t ignore, but she also hopes it touched a chord with the regular Highway 39 commuters. “It makes everybody a little more aware. Maybe people will slow down. Maybe they’ll be a little more cautious of their driving habits. It’s not just bad driving causing these accidents. Weather plays a role and the amount of traffic. It’s just time. We’re not stopping until we get this highway twinned.” While Fitzsimmons asked people not to drive on the highway the day of the event, so people weren’t flooding the already busy highway, everyone can experience the memorials on the event’s Facebook page. A video of each of the photos Fitzsimmons and her daughter, who travelled with her on Sunday, took of the displays along the highway is now posted on the page.

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Geothermal power project ahead of schedule $2 million in first stage of plan assured By Norm Park Of The Mercury With first-stage funding now assured, an ambitious geothermal power production project in southeast Saskatchewan near Estevan is moving ahead. Kirsten Marcia (nee Muir), a former Estevan resident who is president of Deep Earth Energy Production Corp. (DEEP) of Saskatoon, announced that SaskPower and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) have combined to guarantee $2 million for a front end engineering design (FEED) study. The process, she said, will ensure the economical and technical viability of geothermal energy as a resource for clean electrical power. The two agencies will share the cost of this first stage on a 50/50 basis. DEEP had made an earlier announcement stating that SaskPower was contemplating the opportunity and now, Marcia said, their participation and investment has been confirmed. “It’s base load power from well-known geothermal resources,” said Marcia, who spoke with The Mercury on Aug. 26, explaining how the entire project could roll out over a short period of time to provide up to five megawatts of power in the first phase and then expand. Because drilling and down hole work processes are so well-known in southeast Saskatchewan, Marcia said there was very little that had to be explained to local enthusiasts. She said a geothermal project similar to this power-generating plan generally costs about $7 million. “It’s capital intensive at the start, but it’s a much faster pay back, really much faster than any wind project because the energy production is constant,” she said. A build-out of a geothermal project, in the neighbourhood of $35 million is easily within the realm of possibility. Original shareholders and future investors have a business prospectus to study and Marcia said between the traditional shareholder base and loans, the project should be “easily financed” because going to the market with proven technology and planning lends

Kirsten Marcia a measure of assurance not seen in other experiments or projects of this nature. “We are submitting a proposal to NRCan for future support funding, but really, the good news here is that federal funding, beyond the original, may not be crucial to the success of this project. It should be economically viable right from the start. It’s less expensive than wind and solar, and it provides a solid base load of power, even better than what hydro can offer. It’s practically invisible, and it’s located where we need

the power, so transmission costs are lower,” Marcia said. “It’s just another made-in-Saskatchewan solution, and the amount of knowledge we’ve received from SaskPower’s deep wells associated with the Aquistore project puts us well ahead of schedule. We’ve done the homework,” said Marcia, who is also a lead geologist on the project. “The additional advantages lie in the fact that Saskatchewan understands this process. They get it. We don’t have to spend hours

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trying to explain it in power point presentations,” she said with a laugh. “Then there is SaskPower and they have a global perspective too. They know what’s going on 3,000 metres down in this corner of the province. We know about natural geothermal gradients for heat and power. There is a significant water flow. Permeability is important. It’s all there.” Marcia added that “what’s really important is that this is cheaper, easier, more predictable than wind and there is no environmental footprint. It’s going to be located in Saskatchewan where we have an urgent need to find new power supplies. We’ll be getting less net power from the coal fired plants once they’re cleaned up, but coal is here to stay and so is natural gas. They’re not going away, but we’re now getting ready to provide a green power supply that makes sense economically.” The first $2 million investment by SaskPower and NRCan will be used to confirm data analysis, reservoirs and preliminary modelling as well as subsurface and surface designs and potential energy yields plus environmental and land use plans. GeothermEx, a subsidiary of Schlumberger, has been contracted as project consultants. Their carbon services arm provided the reservoir modelling and engineering expertise for the SaskPower Aquistore project that has been built in concert with the Boundary Dam Power Station’s Unit 3 commercial sized carbon capture project that is slated to come on stream sometime in early 2014. The Aquistore was built to assure carbon dioxide sequestration capabilities in a project headed up by the Petroleum and Technology Research Council (PTRC) in Regina who are currently engaged in further reservoir analysis. The first phase of the DEEP project could be completed by the latter part of this year. A positive outcome could very well lead to a power purchase agreement with SaskPower. There is the possibility of building multiple geothermal plants that would be barely noticeable on the Prairie landscape, said Marcia.


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Various money scams being reported to police The scam artists are at it again, and they are using a variety of tricks to separate victims from their money according to information released by the Estevan Police Service (EPS). A large volume of calls have been made to the local police from people who had been informed they had won shopping trips at certain locations in the city. There have also been calls regarding scams involving homes for rent where the perpetrator requests that cash be sent in advance so the person can fly down and give them the keys to the house they are apparently going to lease. There is also the scam involving the purchase of an item. The scammer, purchasing the goods submits more money than requested then, in turn, asks the victim to deposit the cheque and forward the balance to them via Western Union. The worthless cheque is then discovered later. EPS warns the public of the age old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” meaning that it is a scam and therefore any offers that don’t comply with general acceptable business practises should be viewed with skepticism and caution. During the past week, EPS members weren’t just fielding calls regarding business schemes and scams, they were also tending to a lot of traditional business, including

a vandalism incident on Aug. 19. The windshield of a van parked on the city’s south side had been smashed so police set up an investigation. Police also received a call from a motorist on Aug. 20 telling them he had witnessed one semi-trailer unit passing another semi in a very dangerous manner on Highway 39 between Estevan and Bienfait. The action forced an eastbound semi into the ditch. The offending semi was located and the driver was issued a ticket for his careless driving actions. A woman came to police headquarters on Aug. 20 complaining that her debit card had been used without her authorization. This matter remains under investigation. On Aug. 21 police stopped a vehicle due to the driver’s erratic actions, and when they approached the vehicle they detected a strong alcoholic odour coming from the interior. The 25-year-old operator showed signs of impairment so a breathalyzer examination was taken, and both subjects in the vehicle were over the legal limit, so the operator was charged with impaired driving and driving while his blood-alcohol content was over .08 per cent. He has a Sept. 30 court date. Another vehicle was stopped later that same evening, again due to erratic driving activity. The 22-year-old driver was tested and his blood-alcohol level also registered above the legal limit, so he was also charged accordingly and given

a Sept. 30 court date. On Aug. 22, EPS members attended to a local motel in response to a report of a lot of screaming and yelling in a room. When they arrived, police discovered a 15-year-old girl who was very upset, so police took some time to talk with her while another officer spoke with a male in the room, her father. The two were eventually separated and the matter remains under investigation. Also on Aug. 22, EPS members stopped a vehicle due to erratic driving activities and a 19-year-old driver admitted that he had been drinking and then driving. A breathalyzer sample was provided and the driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension as a result of the test. On Aug. 24, EPS members attended to a domestic dispute among members of a family in the city’s east central area. The result of the intervention was the removal of an 18-year-old woman and her child and no further action was required. A report of an assault taking place in a hotel in the central area of the city led to police action. Upon further investigation, a 39-year-old Calgary man was arrested and lodged in cells after being charged with three counts of assault.

Drunk driver’s jail time meant to protect public With local highways seeing a disproportionately high number of impaired drivers, a look at the local court docket shows that impaired drivers aren’t getting away with the behaviour without consequences. When one man pleaded guilty to an impaired driving charge on Monday in Estevan provincial court he suggested to presiding Judge Kenn Bellerose that the Estevan Police Service was targeting non-local drivers who have come to the Energy City for work. Bellerose pointed out that the number of impaired drivers he deals with when sitting in Estevan is far greater than those he deals with regularly in Regina and suggested the police were simply targeting those attempting to drive outside the rules of the road. Seventeen individuals were listed on Monday’s docket, answering to charges of impaired driving. An 18th individual, Leo Bigstone, appeared in custody answering to his fourth and fifth impaired driving charge at only 21 years of age. The first charge was laid in January when Bigstone was pulled over and failed a roadside breath test. He provided readings of .18 and .17, more than twice the legal limit. During the most recent incident, Bigstone provided two readings of .15 and other drugs were found in his possession. Bigstone pleaded guilty to two impaired charges, which

together mark his third adult conviction for impaired driving. A joint submission was provided by the Crown prosecutor and defence, who agreed on a jail period of six months, followed by six months probation and a three-year driving prohibition. Bigstone’s employer and a manager of aboriginal community engagement who works with youth, addressed the court as a character reference, and said it wasn’t a solution to put Bigstone in jail. He told the judge “If I didn’t believe in him, I wouldn’t be here.” Bellerose agreed that Bigstone’s time in jail wouldn’t necessarily help with any alcohol dependence issues he may have, but added that the jail time, which is mandatory in Bigstone’s case, is meant to protect society for a period of time while keeping a serial drunk driver off the streets. “One thing jail does is, anyone driving on the streets, as long as you’re in a correctional centre there is one less serial drinking driver. You neutralize that individual. You have to do something with the individuals who pose a serious risk to the public,” said Bellerose. At some point, he added, the only option the justice system has is to incarcerate offenders in order to protect the public.

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In other proceedings, a trial began on Monday for an Estevan man charged with three counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference and four counts of assault. A publication ban prevents the disclosure of the accused’s identity as well as those of the victims. The trial continues until Friday.

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A side-by-side all terrain vehicle (ATV) that was being driven through private property in fields near Estevan was the subject of an RCMP investigation this past week. The police received a report that the vehicle had been driven through the property between Aug. 23 and 25. The fields, located east of Estevan, had been damaged as a result of the activity. The ATV was described as being black with green and silver stripes. Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other criminal offence, is asked to contact the Estevan RCMP at 306- 637-4400 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to report anonymously.


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SOUNDING OFF “Our defence was just so aggressive and we just told them, you go hard on every play.”

— Estevan Miners head coach Wanda Harron on her team’s strong defensive showing in a 13-6 win over the Regina Cougars on Saturday.

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“When I came in second, I thought he’d be in the top five and he’d still have it locked up. I had no idea … it wasn’t till I got to the pit area and asked him where he finished (that I found out).” — Estevan driver Aaron Turnbull on how he found out he had won the season modified championship on Saturday, after beating his father Ed by six spots in the season finale to come from behind.

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Turnbull, Mann, Beeter win EMS titles Speedway championship night pits father against son, brother against brother Aaron Turnbull came off the track on Friday believing he had failed to win the season modified championship at Estevan Motor Speedway. Turnbull’s task on championship night was to finish at least five spots ahead of his father, Ed, to make up his deficit in the season standings. He got it done on his end, taking second place in a tight finish, but he didn’t think it was enough. “When I came in second, I thought he’d be in the top five and he’d still have it locked up,” Aaron said. “I had no idea … it wasn’t till I got to the pit area and asked (Ed) where he finished (that I found out).” Ed finished eighth in the feature, six spots behind, with some car problems contributing to his fate. Along with Turnbull winning his second track championship, the other drivers crowned on Friday were Gregg Mann in the stock class and Brandon Beeter in the hobby class. “It means a lot because it’s so tough to do,” said Turnbull, who last won it in 2007. “I’ve been so close so many times since my last one, (finishing) second all the time. It’s not easy to do, so it means a lot when you can pull it off. I kinda hated that I had to take it from my dad, I kinda felt bad doing that, but I didn’t think he’d be that far back.” Both drivers started the feature well toward the back, in 11th and 12th, and Ed stayed a couple of cars ahead in the early going. “Going into it, I just assumed he was going to win it. Even if I won (the race), I figured he’d be in the top five,” Aaron said. “I was just trying to be patient and make sure I didn’t get caught in up any wrecks or anything. I took my time getting up front, and I guess it paid off because my car

was still in one piece when I got there.” He added that he was lying low for the first few laps, trying to avoid getting into a crash while the field was still bottlenecked. Once he made his move, Turnbull worked his way up quickly to sit behind leader and eventual feature winner Kody Scholpp. He said it took a while to get to the top of the track, being stuck on the bottom during restarts. “I was half a lap behind Kody when I first got up there. Another lap and I might’ve had him.” Turnbull said he feels he took his racing career to a new level in 2013. “Winning the (modified) tour and the Estevan tour race and the $3,000 (Fast 40) and all the features that I won, it’s definitely been my best year so far,” he reflected. Meanwhile, Mann entered the stock feature with an insurmountable 29-point lead, needing only to start the race and avoid disqualification to take the title. But instead of playing it safe, Mann went for it and won the feature as well. “I was getting the gears from my parents, (telling) me I was just going to go out there and hang out at the back and just finish the race, and I said, ‘No, that’s not the way you go out. I’m going (there) to win just like every other night,’” he laughed. “All I had to do was start, so if I wreck and spin out, I still got it. So I might as well go for the trophy. That’s what we did.” The feature victory bookended the year nicely for Mann, who also won in the season opener on May 4.

Jordan Durward and Rocky Alexander had also been jockeying for the win, but Durward lost control and spun out on the final turn of the race, turning into Alexander’s path and creating a collision. “I saw Jordan throw it in real hard down on (turns) one and two and I thought, ‘Wow, he’s coming hard,’” Mann said. “I missed my groove on three and four and I was thinking, ‘Aw, (expletive), he’s going to get me.’ But then I saw him out of the corner of my eye starting to turn around and I thought, ‘Well, that’s not good either.’” Consistency was key in helping Mann take the stock championship by a whopping 31 points over Dustin Byler. He added that early season rival Joe Flory, stopped coming up to Estevan midway through the year and that the standings would have been much tighter otherwise. It helped that Mann and his crew largely didn’t have to worry about his car causing problems. “We had the car figured out last year. We got it working good for us and I said, ‘Well, all we gotta do is continue working on it and improving on this car and we should be good.’” The hobby stock feature, like most others this year, included a showdown between Brandon and Brock Beeter, with Brandon leading by four points going in. It turned out their racing partner Brad King hung on for his third win of the year at EMS, edging Brandon by a nose at the finish line. Brock finished third, giving Brandon the season championship by five points. The Speedway has two special events left on its slate, with the third annual Eve of Destruction on Sept. 13 and the ninth annual enduro race on Sept. 22.

Atom Miners break through for victory Defence dominates as football club beats Cougars 13-6 There was already plenty to celebrate at Dana Quewezance Memorial Field on Saturday, and the Estevan Sherritt Coal Miners added to the good times. The atom football club turned in an impressive outing in their return to Woodlawn Regional Park, defeating the Regina Cougars 13-6. After allowing a 95-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter, the Miners (1-1) stymied the Cougars’ offence the rest of the way and came back with two majors of their own, one late in the first half and another in the fourth quarter. “Our defence was just so aggressive and we just told them, you go hard on every play,” said first-year head coach Wanda Harron. “As soon as you start getting a little bit of success with kids this age — and one of my co-coaches said, you’re on the sideline and you start jumping around and yelling and stuff — they really feed off that. I think that’s a case of them starting maybe a little slow, (then) they saw what they could do and then it pumped them up the rest of the game.” The lone Cougars touchdown came with 4:32 left in the first quarter, when Lane Erdelyan evaded the first few tacklers before cutting across to the right side of the field and cruising to the end zone. Harron said there “was a little bit of deflation” after that, but that the team’s confidence grew once the offence got on the field more, a contrast from the team’s 36-0 loss to the Regina Bombers on Aug. 18. Estevan’s defence prevented Regina from making any major gains in the final three quarters. “The key for them all week and all we work on is simple, simple, ‘go for the

Estevan Miners running back Shanelle Rioux heads for the end zone after evading the Regina Cougar defenders. The 15yard rushing major gave the Miners a 13-6 lead in the fourth quarter. ball and tackle low. If there’s two of you guys in there, try and strip the ball away,’” Harron said. “Granted, this Regina team did lose last week, so maybe we were playing down to a team a little bit more on our level.” The Miners’ offence didn’t get much going for most of the first half, but that changed late in the second quarter when they drove for their first major of the game. Shanelle Rioux ran 20 yards down to the Cougars’ 26-yard-line, and two plays later, Kade Bachorcik found daylight for a 21-yard romp to the end zone, giving his team a 7-6 lead. “What seemed to sort of click is they learned, maybe not at the beginning of the game, but a little bit later in, they have to block more to get any success,” said Harron. “We did key one of our bigger players on the O-line up against one of their bigger

players and it seemed we started having a bit of success then. Once they saw what kind of success we were having by doing their jobs a little bit better (compared to the season opener), the ball kept moving.” The Miners’ defence continued to be effective in the third quarter, with Matthew Getschel and Jonah Bachorcik each recovering fumbles. The second one was deep in Regina territory and led to Estevan having first and goal on the two-yard line, but after two rushing attempts and one incomplete pass, they failed to punch it over the goal line. But they did extend their lead with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter, when Rioux ran the ball for a 15-yard major. The Miners were ruled to have made an illegal handoff on the point-after attempt, leaving the score at 13-6. Harron credited offensive co-ordinator

Steve McLellan and defensive co-ordinator Kevin Mortenson with preparing the players to win on Football Day in Estevan, which marked the first football games played at the field since the 2011 floods. It is believed to be only the second victory since the atom club began in 2008, the other coming on Sept. 4, 2010, when they defeated the Regina Cardinals 36-30. “I want to thank my co-coaches for doing such a great job with these kids. We go into the week with a solid practice plan to keep the kids moving and interested. The key is not to lose their attention. And I think we’re doing a good job, as the majority of them want to practise more than the two hours we have set. That’s a good sign to have kids excited about practising,” she said. The Miners’ next game is on Saturday when they visit the Regina Cardinals.


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Injury-ravaged Steelers struggle in loss There wasn’t a whole lot to celebrate for the Estevan Lions Club Steelers on Saturday in their return to Dana Quewezance Memorial Field. The bantam football club lost 48-0 to the Regina Renegades in their home opener, a game that saw them lose seven players to injury. “We were anemic on offence because of injuries,” said head coach Phil Zajac. “The team we played is an amalgamation of three of Regina’s best teams, so you have the Raiders, who went undefeated last year, and two other Regina teams that were very good, condensed into one team. “It’s a simple matter of numbers. We started the game with 26 players and we lost seven to injury. They have 48 players on their roster. So even with fair play at halftime, they’re subbing in guys who haven’t played and they’re fresh. And we have guys that are playing both ways because of injuries and they’re exhausted, and that’s when you get more guys hurt.” The majority of the damage came in the first half, with the Renegades leading 35-0 at halftime. The Renegades struck first early in the first quarter, executing a six-yard touchdown run two plays after recovering an Estevan fumble. After that, Steelers cornerback Adan Peterson intercepted a pass deep in

Jordan Howie (left) and Marshall Delorme of the Estevan Steelers come together to tackle Carson Eskra of the Regina Renegades. Estevan territory, but it was called back on a penalty. The Steelers then recovered the fumble, but the play had already been whistled down, despite the Renegades not appearing to have control of the ball. Estevan recovered another fumble on the next play and this one counted. “We had fumble recoveries that we caused, we had interceptions, quarterback sacks, we did a lot of good things. Unfortunately, when there’s just a momentary slip against a good team, it costs you a touchdown. They’re a good football team. It’s obvious they’re a big, fast team and when you have almost 50 guys on

your roster, you’re a force,” Zajac said. Regina scored two more times in the last three minutes of the quarter, one on a 35-yard punt return and the other on a 35-yard rushing play where it appeared that the Steelers had the player contained before he broke free. “That’s just fatigue. The defence was on the field a lot,” said Zajac. Carson Eskra, among the game’s stars for the Renegades, ran the ball for a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter to make it 29-0, followed by a 43-yard passing play to Riley Kraine for another major.

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Regina added to their lead in the second half with a 44-yard run by Bailey Hammer and a shorter passing play early in the fourth quarter. The Steelers’ defence came up with an interception in the third and two fumble recoveries in the fourth. The team’s offence failed to get much going throughout the game. “We struggled moving the ball because we’re a young team. We will get better, but it’s just a matter of the same thing, we gotta execute better. They’re big bodies, but young minds. In time they’re going to get better, but it just takes time,” Zajac commented.

Estevan Steelers kicker Prestin Bergen punts the ball away early in the team’s 48-0 loss Saturday. “We have so many new kids and young kids who have never played with each other before in a game situation and as the season

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progresses, hopefully the team will start to gel.” The Steelers visit Weyburn on Saturday, the same team they hammered 68-8 last season for their lone win. Zajac said he expects the teams to be “very evenly matched” though the team’s injury situation could take a toll. “(Star running back) Levi (Pick) is questionable for next week. I can’t see him practising because he’s still hobbling. We’ve got Marshall (Delorme), our big middle linebacker who played a great game, he’ll be questionable for next week. (Troy) Leptich, our biggest offensive player, hurt his ankle and knee and he’s questionable for next week,” Zajac said. “Some key players on both sides of the ball with injuries and that’s just a fact of life in football. You’re going to have injuries. It’s like poker, you gotta play the cards you’re dealt and we’re not holding a lot of cards.”

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Wheelstander highlights drag racing program The Estevan Drag Racing Association held its final race program of the year on Sunday at the Estevan Municipal Airport. The afternoon was highlighted by the presence of the Full Tilt Boogie wheelstander, a 1937 Chevy pickup truck that runs on its back wheels over a quarter-mile track. The truck has a 392 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi engine on blown alcohol, with 1,500 horsepower. While drivers were squaring off in the EDRA’s usual five classes, the Full Tilt Boogie vehicle was also making a few passes. The Emergency West wheelstander was originally scheduled to appear on Sunday, but could not due to mechanical issues. Sunday’s event was the third and final program of the season for the EDRA, although the first one on June 16 was shortened due to rain. The second was the Dennis Neelin Memorial Race on July 14. Here are the results from Sunday’s races: Quick 16: 1. Skip Zentner, Russell, Man., 2. Norm Dunsmore, Yellow Grass. A Side: 1. Marcel Van De Woestyne, Weyburn, 2. Tim Bowers, Weyburn. Bike/Sled: 1. Larry Elash, Estevan, 2. Dave Krahn, Estevan. Street Class: 1. Ron Frayn, Weyburn, 2. Alex Neumann, Estevan. Junior Dragster: 1. Rhys Jones, Oxbow.

The Full Tilt Boogie blown alcohol wheelstander was the feature attraction at the Estevan Drag Racing Association’s season finale on Sunday at the Estevan Municipal Airport.

Trackside MX hosts first races Motocross riders from across southeast Saskatchewan and beyond filtered into the Estevan area on

Saturday for the first race day of the year at Trackside MX Park. The event was the

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Two riders sail over the finish line structure on Saturday during the motocross races at Trackside MX.

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The winners in each class on Saturday were Randy Franke (vet), William Merrett (125 two stroke), Zaden Batty (50 cc A), Dustin Monsinger (50 cc B), Austin Knupp (small wheel beginner), Noah Jacobson (65 cc), Ty Stadnick (85 cc), Chris Colenutt (youth, A class), Kate Lees (women’s), Tyler Slimmon (B class), Ty Goforth (C class) and Kayden Hjorteland (super mini). The circuit returns to Estevan on Sept. 14, followed by Carlyle on Sept. 21 and the last program of the year in Weyburn on Oct. 5.

A year after finishing his college hockey career at Harvard University, Estevan’s Daniel Moriarty has found an opportunity at the pro level. The 26-year-old forward signed with the Colorado Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League last week. Moriarty played three years with the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, totalling 94 points in 166 games, before moving to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League for his last year of junior in 2007-08. He posted 29 goals and 61 points that season. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound forward then spent four years

playing at Harvard, where he had 16 goals and 41 points in 110 games. Moriarty also suited up for two playoff games with the CHL’s Evansville Icemen at the end of the 2011-12 season. He spent last year playing senior hockey with the Carnduff Red Devils of the Big Six Hockey League, finishing fourth in league scoring with 13 goals and 38 points. The Eagles, based in Loveland, Colo., moved up from the Central Hockey League to the ECHL in 2011. The ECHL is the nexthighest level of minor pro after the American Hockey League.

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Wednesday, September 18 • Atom Tier I 7:00 - 8:15 PM at Civic • Bantam AA 8:30 - 10:00 PM at Civic

Friday, September 13 • Bantam AA 7:00 - 8:15 PM at Spectra • Midget Girls 8:30 - 10:00 PM at Spectra

Thursday, September 19 • Pee Wee AA 7:00 - 8:15 PM at Civic • Midget AA 8:30 - 10:00 PM at Civic

Saturday, September 14 • Midget AA 11:30 - 1:00 PM at Spectra • Pee Wee AA 1:15 - 2:30 PM at Spectra • Bantam AA 2:45 - 4:00 PM at Spectra • Midget Girls 4:15 - 5:45 PM at Spectra

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Roughriders remain a confident bunch Rod Pedersen Rider Insider Confidence. If you could bottle and sell it, you’d be a millionaire. Actually, a quick Google search tells me a few fragrancemakers have tried that in the past, but quickly wound up in the clearance bin. But seriously, the confidence the Saskatchewan Roughriders are displaying right now as we approach the midway point of the 2013 CFL season is as much good news for them as it is bad news for the league’s seven other teams. The Riders took a stellar 5-0 record into the bye week in early August, and have emerged with two narrow victories and a deserved loss in the three games since to stand alone on top of the CFL at 7-1. It’s the first time in my lifetime this has happened, and likely yours as well. In fact in the franchise’s 103 years, they’ve only been 7-1 once before and it was in 1971. When football maven John Lynch proclaimed on our sports talk show earlier this season, “This is the greatest

Rider team of all-time,” I only smiled and nodded, thinking he was off his rocker. He’s covered this team since the 1960s but I thought his was a vast exaggeration. However, he could be right. If you’ve been reading this column weekly, you’ll recall we’ve chronicled the club’s record-setting start to the season all along and it hasn’t cooled off. Perhaps the most impressive mark comes from Rider tailback Kory Sheets, who entered the record books Saturday in Edmonton, hitting 1,000 yards rushing faster than anyone else in CFL history. The sophomore from Purdue certainly has a flair for the dramatic, hitting 1,000 yards in his eighth game on a touchdown run in the third quarter. He’s all flash and dash. It’s incredible. And quarterback Darian Durant has gone a mind-boggling seven games without throwing an interception. Obviously this all adds up to success in the win column. They’re hungry for more too. The Riders were spanking teams in the early going this season, but their last two victories have come by a combined six points. And both were exciting come-from-behind victories in the dying moments. There’s a reason for that. “It’s the second six (games) of the season and teams shore up in this period,” reasoned Rider coach Corey Chamblin after Saturday’s game. “The biggest thing is we came out with the win. The guys were like clockwork, slow and steady, but we got it done.”

That’s where the confidence comes in. Although they were winning games by double digits in the summer months, and lately games have gone down to the wire, the Riders still know they’ll be on top once the clock hits 0:00. There’s no other word for that than confidence. “In the second six of the season, all teams will be more evenly matched because they’ve gone through their ups and downs in the first six,” Chamblin continued. “The games won’t be like the first six when we ran away with them.” Does that include the Winnipeg Blue Bombers? The hapless 1-7 Bombers are in the Riders’ sights now, as the prairie rivals head into back-to-back games against each other, beginning with Sunday’s Labour Day Classic in Regina and ending with the Banjo Bowl a week later at the brand new Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. 7-1 versus 1-7. My, how the tables have turned. Two years ago the records were reversed as high-flying Winnipeg came into Regina, needling the Riders about their pathetic record. However, a well-timed coaching change spurred the Riders to consecutive victories over the Bombers and turned Swaggerville to Saggerville. We haven’t heard the term since! So what will happen this time around? Only the football gods know for sure, but one thing is certain: this is where it starts to get fun. For daily Rider news, follow Rod on Twitter at @ sportscage.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the final 2013 points standings for the three race classes at Estevan Motor Speedway (see story on B1):

In His Memory

The family of former Roughrider and Estevan resident Bryan Illerbrun made a $1,000 donation to Estevan’s football programs in his memory during Saturday’s Football Day in Estevan. Illerbrun’s wife, Dr. Nora Keating, presents the cheque to Valerie Paulson, left, of Estevan Minor Football. From now on, two awards will be presented at the end of every season to two players who exemplify Illerbrun’s spirit. One will be given to a minor football player and one will go to a high school player. (Submitted photo)

MODIFIED 1. Aaron Turnbull, 346 2. Ed Turnbull, 344 3. Kody Scholpp, 315 4. Tyler Wagner, 314 5. Riley Emmel, 306 6. Ryan Harris, 304 7. Travis Hagen, 292 8. Tyson Turnbull, 279 9. Stu Veroba, 270 10. Chris Hortness, 268

STOCK CAR 1. Gregg Mann, 360 2. Dustin Byler, 329 3. Rocky Alexander, 327 4. Alvin Dube, 323 5. Geoff Mann, 318 6. Lindsey Wagner, 310 7. Stefan Klym, 298 8. Michael Dionne, 292 9. Lee Schaff, 285 10. Rodney Pickering, 260

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Miners create buzz with impressive performance

There were several local sports events I could have written about in this space. Estevan Motor Speedway had their season finale on Friday, with all three eventual champions finishing in the top two of their features, making for some terrific drama as the races went down to the wire. It was Pure Energy Weekend in the city, with drag racing and motocross on display, as well as the annual downtown car show. Finally, Penta Completions Estevan Minor Football made its return to Woodlawn on Saturday, more than two years after the devastating floods of

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out 2011. But it was the Estevan Miners’ performance that day that was most impressive of all on a busy weekend in the Energy City. Last week I reasoned in this corner that our minor football teams needed to start winning a few games if the system was to be sustainable long-term.

The buzz on both sidelines Saturday as players, coaches and parents celebrated the Miners’ 13-6 victory over the Regina Cougars was palpable. That told you everything you needed to know. Winning creates buzz, buzz brings in more players and more players leads to sustainability.

The Miners’ defence was what impressed me most in their home opener. It wasn’t just that they held the Cougars off the board after allowing a firstquarter touchdown. They completely shut down Regina’s offence after that, and I don’t think they had more than a couple of plays over 10 yards for the rest of the game — certainly no big gains. For the most part, the Cougars struggled to gain more than two or three yards on any given play, and that was when they weren’t getting stuffed behind the line of scrimmage. Estevan’s defensive line did a phenomenal job

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of getting where they needed to be and executing their tackles. For such a young age level, it was remarkable how consistent the Miners were defensively after that initial Regina touchdown. It just goes to show you how far confidence can go. On the other side of the ball, the Miners didn’t have a lot going for them until the touchdown drive late in the second quarter, but that seemed to spark them, as they moved the ball better in the second half. Failing to capitalize on first and goal from the two-yard-line in the third quarter could have come back to haunt them. It didn’t

though, as they continued to stifle the Cougars and added another major with seven minutes left. For the team to be so good with their tackling, blocking and positioning in only their second game of the season says a lot about the job head coach Wanda Harron, offensive co-ordinator Steve McLellan and defensive co-ordinator Kevin Mortenson did in preparing the Miners for Saturday. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or sports@ estevanmercury.ca. We’ve reached that time where all we can do about the Blue Jays is laugh...

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Twins post winless record at Westerns The Southeast Legacy Twins got a taste of elite regional competition on the weekend. The team’s runner-up finish at the midget AAA baseball provincials last month earned them a berth at the Western Canadian championship in Winnipeg. Head coach Dave Odgers told The Mercury after the surprising provincials showing that his team had no expectation of winning Westerns, and that proved accurate as the Twins lost all five of their games over the four-day tournament. The southeast Saskatchewan club began on Thursday night with a 7-3 loss to a team from Cloverdale, B.C. The next morning, they faced a club comprised of players from St. Boniface and St. Vital, Man., and it was a closer affair, as they lost 5-3. Later in the day, the Twins suffered their worst loss of the tournament, being blanked 7-0 by the Winnipeg South Chiefs. On Saturday afternoon, the Twins were involved in another tight game, falling 2-0 to a familiar league foe in the Regina Athletics. The Athletics had beaten them 2-1 in a round-robin game at provincials. In their final game on Sunday morning, the Twins were dealt their fifth defeat in a 7-5 decision against the St. Albert Cardinals. St. Albert would go on to win the Western championship, defeating Cloverdale 5-0 in the final on Sunday. The Twins advanced to the tournament by pulling off an unexpected run to the provincial final in Regina last month, where they lost 8-4 to the Regina Wolfpack. The club posted a 13-16 record in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League regular season, tying for sixth place among nine teams.

Southeast Twins second baseman Austin Orsted throws to first baseman Jolan Lingelbach for an out during a recent game. (File photo)

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Full season of events planned for Estevan The 2013-2014 season will be a busy one for the Estevan Arts Council and the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils. OSAC announced its schedule for the upcoming season recently, and it included a number of events here in the Energy City. For over 40 years, OSAC has nurtured the tradition of presenting excellence in the performing arts for adults, children and family audiences in various genres and disciplines with local, national and international artists performing as part of the Stars for Saskatchewan and/or Koncerts for Kids program. This season, OSAC and member arts councils will present 140 performances by 38 artists with a number of genres, including theatre, comedy and music from classical to pop, world music to folk and everything in between. On Sept. 21, the Missoula Children’s Theatre, which is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, will make a stop in Estevan. As in past years, a tour team will arrive in town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up and give local children a chance to be the stars of the production. Although the dates have not been announced yet, the team will hold auditions and select 50 to 60 local students to perform in the production. On Oct. 24, the circus group L’Aubergine will perform Burletta at the Estevan Comprehensive School. Described as a modern take on the Urban Circus, Burletta offers the opportunity to discover a new generation of staunchly modern clowns that dare to stray from tradition and the usual clownish antics. In a press release it was noted this creation draws from a Pandora’s Box of actions and musical styles in which choreography and precarious balancing acts lead to ever more silly feats. Created by artists from Quebec and Brazil, Burletta is a family of urban clowns that is not standing still. Also on the schedule found on the OSAC website is the Celtic Tenors who will perform at St. John the Baptist Church Nov. 18. Not to be confused with the Celtic Thunder per-

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Trinity Tower community happenings By Peggy Bolton, Correspondent It seems like the days are getting shorter very quickly. We better enjoy each day of summer as before we know it the snow will be flying — sigh. Rita Walliser went to Weyburn for the weekend to help her sister Helen and family celebrate her 83rd birthday. Her son Rod and Diane barbequed a sirloin tip roast. It was so tender and delicious, mmm good, accompanied by salads and wine. I brought the dessert. The evening was spent visiting and playing cards. Fun days. On Sunday we went to mass, and I was pleased to see Father Banga again, he was in Estevan for a short while. Afterwards we had brunch and watched the ballgame and visited. Great weekend. Visiting Olive Firth on Aug. 21 was Bill and Dorothy Barker from Spy Hill. Kae Wanner had a few visitors this summer. Her daughter Judi and Bob Melenchuk from Medicine Hat spent a couple of days. Also her daughter Patricia and Grant from Roblin, Manitoba spent two days visiting. On Sept. 1 they are moving to Victoria, B.C. so they had an early Christmas supper. A surprise visit rom a long time friend Shirley Houde from Medicine Hat was also enjoyed by Kae. It kept her pleasantly busy for a couple of weeks entertaining her company. Visiting Violet Brown and Olive Aspinall at Creighton Lodge was their brother Charles Goddard from Winnipeg. Virgil and Ethelda Anderson attended their brotherin-law’s funeral in South Hampton. On Aug. 18 a celebration for Pastor Virgil Anderson

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was held at Stoughton honoring his 60 year anniversary with the ministry. He also celebrated 25 years as interim pastor at Stoughton. The service was held at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the drop-in centre. The residents of Trinity Tower congratulate you, Pastor Virgil. Doug and Rose Hood attended the service at the Anglican Church at Oxbow on Aug. 25 for Rev. Marlene Haygarth who is returning. Gordon and Gen Kvamme are excited about the arrival of their newest great granddaughter, Kate Ashlyn. She is welcomed by her twin brothers and parents Andrea and Bryce Needer from Regina. Ione Martin really enjoyed the company of her sons Lawrence from Victoria and Curtis from Camrose for a few days. One lady here seems to be away a lot lately. The reporter was told by her that she has been busy cleaning chickens. Good for her. This article was sent to me by a friend and I found it thought provoking. I hope you enjoy it. This is good. I’ll never look at my hands the same! Grandpa, some ninety years plus, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat, I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb him but wanting to check on him at the same time, I asked him if he was OK. He raised his head and looked at me and smiled. “Yes, I’m fine. Thank you for asking,” he said in a clear strong voice. “I don’t mean to disturb you, Grandpa, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,” I explained to him. “Have you ever looked at your hands,” he asked. “I mean really looked at your hands?” I slowly

opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point he was making. Grandpa smiled and related this story: “Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled, shriveled, and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life. They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special. They trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse and walked my daughter down the aisle. They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day, when not much of anything else of me works real well, these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer. These hands are the mark of where I’ve been and the ruggedness of my life. But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with these hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.” I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandpa’s hands and led him home. When my hands are hurt or sore I think of Grandpa. I know he has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God. I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face.

International chorus begin rehearsals in September The schedule for the start of rehearsals for the Southeast/Northwest Chorus has been set. The well-known international choir that features singers and musicians from southeast Saskatchewan and northwest North Dakota will begin preparing for their featured Christmas

concert on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The rehearsals will be held in Crosby, N.D. and the first introductory meeting will begin at 6 p.m. (Estevan time). The concert dates have also been established with the performance in Estevan slated for Saturday, Dec.

7 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church and again on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Crosby. New members are welcomed and those who prefer to car pool for the short ride to Crosby, are being asked to meet at 12th Avenue and Second Street in Estevan

at 5 p.m. on Sept. 17 and arrangements will be made. Rehearsals will continue on Tuesdays throughout the fall. The musical theme and information regarding the featured performers for the 2013 concerts will be released closer to the concert dates.


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Announcements A writer and lawyer who is writing a biography is looking for information on a man who lived in Estevan during the 1930s and 1940s named Doc Cozzi. He and his wife owned a restaurant or a cafe called the Nova Restaurant or Nova Cafe. The precise spelling of Cozzi is unknown. The spelling could be Causey, or Cozzy, or it could be spelled some other way. If anyone in the Estevan area has any recollection at all of Doc Cozzi or his wife, no matter how limited, and could be of any assistance providing any information of any kind at all about this gentleman (personal recollections, pictures, biographical information, newspaper clippings, etc), your help is requested and your kind assistance would be most appreciated. Cozzi acted or performed as the interlocutor in a minstrelsy show at the Orpheum in or about 1938, 1939, or 1940 and he was the master of ceremonies at certain local Estevan events. He was apparently very well known locally in his day and it is hoped somebody has some information. Please contact Mike at 604-717-5510 (call collect) or e-mail Mike atmsporer@sporermah.com and Mike will contact you by phone on his nickel.

JOHNER:In loving memory of our Mom,Grandma,Katherine(Kay), who passed away 24 years ago on August 6,1989 I read of a man who stood to speak At a funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone, From the beginning to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what matters most all, Was the dash between the years.

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For that dash represents all the time That she spent alive on earth, And now only those who loved her Know what that little dash is worth.

In Loving Memory of Marj Whitfield August 29/2009 Like falling Leaves The years pass by, And precious memories never die. In Loving memory of my Dad Vic Eagles. Who worked so hard and saved so long For what we have today; and anytime would sacrifice, His chance to rest and play. Who always saw his children have, the things he did without, and gave so much, unselfishly For that’s what love’s about. who sought no honors,no rewards, for all that he had done; Except to raise a family, The very finest one. Though we cannot evaluate, Our Dad, his love, his worth To us he’ll always be “Just Dad”, The greatest guy on earth, You will always be missed. -All our Love Trisha, Beau, and Bailee In Loving memory of my husband Vic Eagles, who passed away August 25, 2008 Together life was bright and wonderful, A parting seemed so far away. Though you are no longer with me, Every day I find in one way or another You’re back there in my mind. I might hear a piece of our music, And at once my mind is stirred Back to a treasured moment, The two of us shared. I never try to stop them I just let them flow through. It’s my way of spending time Once again with you. You gave me many things in life, Gifts both great and small. But most of all you gave me love, The greatest gift of all. Loved with a love beyond all telling, Missed with grief beyond tears. -All my Love, Dino

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Coming EvEnts In Memory of Marjorie Whitfield October 6, 1931 - August 29, 2009 Close in our hearts You will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. Love Dave, Laureen, Tyson, Aaron, Taunia, and Eli

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In Loving Memory of Shirley LeBlanc Who passed away August 27,1999 We thought of you today But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name, All we have are our memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we will never part, God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts. -Love, Your Family

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Estevan has never seen two nights like this before! September 6 The Canadian Playboyz September 7 The Canadian Covergirlz Back to back, Ladies Night Out and Mens’ Night out. Tickets for VIP are $40 and regular seating is $30 100% of proceeds to go our group fundraising for out of country surgery. Get your tickets today! Available from Diane at the Estevan Legion during her office hours. Call 306-634-3135

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Rooms I have 2 bedrooms to rent in lovely 11/2 story bungalow style house in Bienfait. $850 a month price includes all utilities including internet and TV.Beds included. Call anytime at 306-471-8065 Room For Rent: Available September 1st. Room for rent in Large House in residential area. Clean and quiet, linens supplied, bedding changed weekly. Shared use of kitchen and living areas. Cable TV + local phone line. Non-smoking, no pets. References, damage deposit required. Weekly and monthly rates. Phone 306-634-7063 Rooms for Rent: Available immediately. Please contact Gail at 306-340-0362 or 306-461-9165 after 7pm. Rooms For Rent:Long or shor t term stay, room for rent in home in Estevan. $350.00 per week. All utilities, satellite TV, wireless internet, air conditioned, barbecue. Maid ser vice and yard ser vice once a week. Phone 306-5357922

The family of Ken Raine invite you to his come and go 90th Birthday Celebration: Sunday, September 1st from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Estevan Church of God Living Room. Short program at 3:15 pm. Gifts gratefully declined.

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2012 EXPEDITION 4x4 LIMITED 20,000 kms ................................$47,995 2012 E450 CUBE VAN 29,000 kms ................................................$34,995 2012 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD 27,000 kms .............................$29,995 2011 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.76L diesel, 130,000 kms ..$39,995 2011 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 4x4 57,000 kms .......................$29,995 2011 F150 LARIAT SUPERCAB 4x4 76,000 kms .........................$26,995 2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT1 AWD 18,000 kms ...................$24,995 2011 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 120,000 kms ..........................$23,995 2010 CHEVROLET CREW CAB LT 4X4 80,000 kms ....................$21,995 2009 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 80,000 kms ............................$21,995 2008 DODGE 1500 SLT QUAD CAB 4x4 leather, moonroof, 56,000 kms ......................................................................................$22,995 2008 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.4L Diesel ..........................$20,995 2008 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED 4x4 84,000 kms ...............................SOLD 2007 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT 4x4 119,000 kms ...............$17,995 2006 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 136,000 kms ..........................$13,995

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CARS

12 Dodge Avenger SXT 4dr warranty, 16,875 km ...................................$20,995 11 Chev Impala LT 4dr factory warranty ..................................................$16,995 09 Dodge Caliber SXT 4dr factory warranty, 53,981 km .........................$12,995 09 Pontiac Vibe 4dr H/B factory warranty, 44,140 km............................$12,995 08 Chev Cobalt LT 2dr warranty, 100,900 km, 5 spd, was $9,995 .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $7,900 07 Chev Malibu LT 4dr warranty, 126,800 km ...........................................$9,995 07 Pontiac G5 SE 4dr warranty .................................................................$8,995 06 Pontiac Pursuit 2dr warranty, 5 spd, was $6,995.....Reduced to sell $5,995 05 Hyundai Accent GS Hatchback 2dr Low kms, warranty .....................$4,995 04 Chev Optra 5 LS H/B warranty..............................................................$5,495 03 Ford Mustang Pony warranty, 5 spd ....................................................$9,995 02 Mazda Protégé 5 H/B warranty, 5 spd, was $3,995 .. Reduced to sell$2,900 02 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr sunroof 5 sp. warranty ....................................$4,995 01 Chrysler Sebring LX 4dr warranty........................................................$4,995 99 Olds 88 Anniversary 4dr warranty .......................................................$1,995 88 Ford Mustang LX Convertible 2dr warranty ........................................$5,995

Used Cars

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Maximum steel, 9,935 kms ..................... $22,900 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Silver, 17,327 kms ............................... $16,900 2011 Ford Mustang GT Boss Black, 28,832 kms........................... $30,900 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible Red, 119,918 kms .................... $12,900

Used Trucks, Suvs & Vans

2012 RAM 1500 Limited Loaded White, 19,164 kms ..................... $45,900 2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Loaded Blue, 33,450 kms ...................... $40,900 2012 RAM 1500 Sport Loaded, White, 27,903 kms ...................... $38,900 2012 RAM 3500 Laramie Loaded, Red, 84,000 kms...................... $49,900 2012 RAM 2500 SLT Plus Yellow, 35,142 kms ............................... $44,900 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Gas White, 116,139 kms $32,900 2012 Jeep Compass Limited Silver, 15,378 kms ........................... $25,900 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Brown, 35,000 kms ............... $39,900 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT Diesel, White, 152,248 kms ..................................................................................... $34,900 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab Grey, 60,000 kms ....................................................................................... $22,900 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Black Two Tone, 91,200 kms ....................................................................................... $34,900 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab Red, 89,044 kms.............. $24,900 2011 RAM 2500 SLT Crew Cab Long Box Black, 124,830 kms .... $32,900 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie Brown, 126,121 kms ................... $42,900 2010 Acura RDX Technology Silver, 60,695 kms .......................... $29,900 2010 GMC Terrain SLE-1 Cloth Black, 59,495 kms ....................... $21,900 2010 Cadillac SRX Premium Collection Grey, 52,600 kms ......... $35,900 2009 Lexus RX350 Loaded Silver, 55,000 kms .............................. $27,900 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Dually White 201,000 kms ................ $26,900 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Silver, 87,287 kms .................. $30,900 2008 Ford Escape XLT Red, 91,121 kms ....................................... $14,900 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT Black, 173,765 kms ............................. $9,900 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Grey, 120,233 kms ..................................................................................... $32,900 2005 Cadillac Escalade Loaded Pearl White, 141,000 kms .......... $17,900 2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6 Black 160,323 kms ................................ $15,900 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab Grey, 106,000 kms ............... $12,900

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

12 Jeep Compass North 4x4 factory warranty, 33,265 km .....................$22,495 12 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 factory warranty, 38,241 km..........................$23,995 11 Ford Escape XLT AWD factory warranty ............................................$20,995 11 Ford F150 Super Crew/Cab XLT 4x4 EcoBoost factory warranty ....$30,995 10 Chev Silverado LT Crew/Cab 4x4 Z-71 factory warranty, Flexfuel ... $25,995 09 Dodge Dakota Crew/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty ..........................$19,995 09 Dodge Dakota Ext/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty .............................$18,995 09 Dodge Journey R/T AWD 7 Pass 84,000 km, warranty .....................$22,995 09 Dodge D150 Ram Quad/cab SLT 4x4 warranty .................................$18,995 07 Chev Colorado E/C 2wd warranty ......................................................$11,995 07 Chev Trailblazer 4x4 warranty, sunroof ............................................... $9,995 04 Chev Silverado Z-71 Crew/cab 4x4 4dr warranty ..............................$14,995 03 Dodge Dakota ClubCab SLT 4x4, topper warranty .............................$9,995 02 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT QuadCab 4X4 warranty ...................................$8,995 97 Ford F150 E/C warranty.........................................................................$3,495

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August 28, 2013 B11 Obituaries

Charles “Charlie” Monteyne 1926 – 2013

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Obituaries

CROSSWORD

Charlie John Monteyne, late of Estevan, Sask. passed away at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Sask. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Charlie is survived by his children, John Monteyne, Leona Monteyne (Tom Franklin) and Raymond Monteyne (Edwina Schneider); and his grandson

Landon Franklin. He was predeceased by his parents, Odiel and Zulma Monteyne; wife Matilda Monteyne; and sister Henriette Hagel. In keeping with Charlie’s wishes, a private family funeral service was held in his honour, on Thursday, August 22, 2013 in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Rev. Brian Meredith officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Flowers and gifts are most gratefully declined. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan in Charlie’s memory would be most appreciated by his family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. William Koch November 5, 1913 – August 14, 2013 On Wednesday, August 14, Bill Koch, late of Estevan, passed away in Estevan at the age of 99 years. Bill is survived by his 3 daughters, Marie Koch of Osoyoos, B.C., Paula (Robb) Farion of Maple Ridge, B.C. and Stephanie (Jim) Norman of Sarnia, Ont.; 6 grandchildren, Christie, Cameron, and Katie Farion, as well as Craig, Tara, and Celine Norman; nephew, Delton (Linda) Koch; sister-in-law, Phyllis Ludwig; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who have touched his life. He was predeceased by his wife Irene (nee Ludwig); as well as 9 siblings. William immigrated from Russia to Canada as a baby with his family. In the footsteps of his parents, he farmed his whole life. Residing at Hillview Manor in his late years, William continued his love of the earth and outdoors where he gardened until the age of 97. He also enjoyed walking, playing cards, and singing in the Hillview Choir. Many thanks to Eunice and all from Hillview who cared for our father in his final weeks as well as the doctor who monitored him. Special thanks to Delton Koch who was always there for him in his family’s absence. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, August 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Brian Meredith. Interment followed in the Estevan City Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Bill. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Lonetta Dawn Struble June 8, 1975August 10, 2013 Lonetta was born on June 8, 1975 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Estevan. She passed away August 10, 2013 at the age of 38. Lonetta is survived by her parents, Dennis and Marlene Struble; brothers, Mark (Melissia Nickloski) Struble and Dennis Jr.(Sandy) Struble; grandmother, Bertha Siagmoen; nieces and nephews, Shadoe Struble, Aliesha Scott, Danielle (Cody) Vansteelen, Zachary Struble, and Colby Struble; great nieces and nephews, Lazarus Struble and Amber Vansteelen; step nephew Zach Bjorndal; as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Ralph and Rose Struble and Walter Hank; niece, Courtney Jennelle Struble. She will be greatly missed by her family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services,

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Obituaries

Carol Anne Mokelky 1946-2013 Carol Mokelky, late of Lampman, Sask. Passed away in Estevan, Sask. on June 22, 2013 at the age of 66 years. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Carol’s life will be held at Lampman Legion Hall, Lampman,Sask. on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM. If friends so desire, donations may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan in memory of Carol.

• Born to Blaine and Chelsea Molstad (née Lischka) on August 15, 2013 a son, Payton Ryder Molstad. Proud grandparents are Barry and Edith Lischka, Brenda Connelly and Miles Molstad. • Born to Dustin Lesy and Amy Lesy (née Clauson) on August 15, 2013 a son Mason Cruz Lesy.


B12 August 28, 2013

Estevan Mercury

60 and over club weekly notes Shirley Graham Did’ya know that God in his wisdom made the fly and then forgot to tell us why. Summer is almost over(sigh) and so its back to business. The regular meeting will be held on the regular meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 12:30. We’ll be discussing our upcoming barbeque so please try to attend. Crib will be played, following the meeting and don’t forget the jam session on Sunday, Sept. 8. Here are the winners of bridge played on Wednesday: Margaret Sawyer took first, Angie Friesen took second and third went to Helen Marriott. We had a wonderful turnout for cribbage on Thursday … nine tables! We are growing!

Those winners were: Joan Francis and Albert Leptick in first place, Elizabeth Olson and Brian Callfas took second and Louis and Adele Belanger took third. Story of the week There was a magician on a cruise ship who was very good. One night as he was performing, a parrot walked on stage and announced, “It’s in his sleeve.” The magician chased him away. The next night as the magician was performing, the parrot again walked on stage and announced “It’s in his pocket.” Again the magician chased the bird away. The next day, as the magician was performing, he saw the parrot in the crowd, but before the parrot could ruin his act, the ship hit a rock and sank. The magician was lucky enough to find a board to hang out onto. On the other end was the parrot. For three days they stared at one another suddenly the parrot said, “I give up, what did you do with the ship!” Have a great day

Your Guide to Area Estevan Gospel Chapel

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

www.estevangospelchapel.ca An Associated Gospel Church

LC-C

Sunday Worship

10:30 a.m. - Divine Service with Holy Communion

Phone: 306-634-2190

Fax: 306-634-6845

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

St. Giles

Anglican Church Parish of Estevan 317-12th Avenue

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

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Pastors: Danny Krauss & Joshua Lowe Phone: 306-634-3773 Cell: 306-471-8130 Brad McKenzie- Youth Leader

REAL REAL 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

NOWus 2 Sunday to choose from Join at 10services AM for worship, 9:00 am and 11:00 am With coffee in between the Word and coffee after LIVE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION during the service. 11:00 am service the

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH Corner of 14th Avenue & 3rd Street Phone: 306-634-2885 – Fax: 306-636-2611

SUNDAY WORSHIP - 10 AM Coffee Fellowship Before Church

WELCOME!

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

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: trinity.luth@sasktel.net • www.etlc.ca

St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre

His Glory Bible Church

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

306-634-9191

Tim Pippus

Office: 306-634-3116 Sunday Services:

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

Free Clothing Outlet

A Congregation of LUTHERAN CHURCH - CANADA

Come and Worship With Us

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

1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

THE SALVATION ARMY

Phone: 306-634-2074

ESTEVAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 1107 - 4th Street

Pastors: Lieuts. Brian & June Bobolo SUNDAY: 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

ALL WELCOME!

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.


www.estevanmercury.ca

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Legal ORLOWSKI LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor

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

Phone: 306-634-3353

Fax: 306-634-7714

orlowski.law@sasktel.net

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

Dental

BILLESBERGER LAW FIRM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS JOHN J. BILLESBERGER, B.A., LL.B.

1017 Third Street Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0R4

TROBERT LAW FIRM

Phone: (306) 637-3710

LAMPMAN: Fridays • R.M. Building • 306-487-2880 MIDALE: Tuesdays • 233 Main Street • 306-458-2277

Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP

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

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

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

Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

Financial Planning

Telephone: 306-634-3631 Fax: (306) 634-6901

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

Roofing Ove ALL W We have yo r 10 ORK yea GUAR ur roofin rs e ANT g nee d xpe EED rien | FRE s “covere ce • E EST d!” Res IMAT ide ES ntia l

Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative

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

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

RS C Sales Representative

www.century21.ca/ronisue.coulter

Dustin Hall - Owner/Funeral Director Allan Styre - Funeral Director Jeff Sully - Funeral Director 1506 4th Street, Estevan (306) 634-8233 12 Warren Street, Redvers (306) 452-6020 www.hallfuneralservices.ca

Optometrist

306.421.2512

Dr. Sarah Sliva, Optometrist 4 - 102 Souris Ave, Estevan, SK

Phone: (306) 636-2020 www.southeasteyecare.ca

Health & Mobility Aids LIFT CHAIRS WALKERS, ELECTRIC BEDS AND MUCH MORE

Trailblazer Scooter

Border Real Estate Service

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

ronisue.coulter@century21.ca

DT

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OPEN THURS: 12:00 - 8:00 CALL: 306-483-2430 TOLL FREE: 1-800-472-5063

• 13 in. Black Tires • Full Suspension • Deluxe Light Package Serving Estevan’s Area From • 1.2 HP @ 8 MPH 616 Beharrel St. • Power Seat or Lge. Batteries Oxbow, Sk .

FOR RENT

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Roni Sue Coulter

TNT ROOFING

Equipment Rental

Realty

Funeral Directors

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“In the business of creating , enhancing and insuring client’s net worth”

FINANCIAL

Toll Free: 1-855-848-0112 info@smilesonsouris.ca www.smilesonsouris.com

Branch Offices:

B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor

Reynold Bert Certified Financial Planner

Dr. Greg Konotopetz

Fax: (306) 637-3719

James F. Trobert

Insurance & Investments Services

7 Souris Avenue Weyburn, SK 306-848-0112

Pongo Holdings Ltd.

306-421-9576 or 306-421-2244

31/2 miles South of Estevan on Hwy 47 (35 of 1 of 8, West of the 2nd)

Handyman Services Tim’s Handyman Services

Dwight Thompson

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

A Space For You!

Windows, Doors, Soffit & Fascia, Siding & Renos, the list goes on. No job too small

306-421-5166 Estevan, SK

Box 234 Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0 Phone# 204-764-2591 Fax# 204-764-2172 www.hatfieldcustomcabinets.com

Call 634-2654 or email: adsalesestevanmercury.ca to book your ad

Shopping? Check out our Classified section online at: www.estevanmercury.ca


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Estevan Mercury

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DISPATCHER Oil & Acid Division 101 Supreme St. (Shand access road)

SERVICE RIG PERSONNEL Class 1A & 3A Preferred Above Industry Wages Benefits Packages Opportunity for Advancement

• Must have excellent organizational skills • 1A license required • Drug Screening required • Computer Knowledge preferred

Email or Fax Resume 306-634-0071 • vern.c@sonicoilfield.com

Sales People Required Required Immediately

PRESSURE WELDERS • The successful applicants must have valid drivers licence, H2S Alive, 1st Aid / CPR and Fall Arrest safety courses • Must have carbon steel and stainless steel tickets (submit copy of tickets with resume) • Must pass drug and alcohol testing • Health benefits and RRSP plan offered • Wages based on experience • Non local applicants must be willing to relocate Please apply to Jordyn by email, fax or in person:

email: jordyn@brentgedakwelding.com or by Fax to 306-634-5148 #1 – 126 Lamoro Street (Hwy 39 West of Estevan) www.brentgedakwelding.com

Andrew Agencies Ltd. is a busy general insurance brokerage operating in Southwestern Manitoba and Southeastern Saskatchewan selling insurance, financial services, travel and real estate. We are presently looking for the following position.

Senchuk Ford is looking for a dynamic, upbeat person to join their sales team. Previous sales experience is not necessary, but is an asset. If you are outgoing, competitive, and enjoy working with people, this will be an excellent career for you. We offer: • A strong management team dedicated to help you succeed • Ongoing training that gives you an edge in the market • A positive work environment • Benefits package

If you’re not happy with your present work environment or would like a new challenge, we want to talk to you. Come by and see Randy or Rick. Bring your resume or e-mail it to randy@senchuk.com

118 Souris Ave. N., Estevan

Customer Service Representative Lampman, SK Office

Darren Grimes, Branch Manager Andrew Agencies Ltd. Box 119 207 Main Street Carlyle, SK S0C 0R0 darrengrimes@andrewagencies.com

NOW HIRING 1st and 2nd YEAR APPRENTICES or ELECTRICAL HELPERS • no experience required • safety tickets an asset but not required

SECRETARY • experience an asset but not necessary

Competitive Wages Offered Health Plan, RRSP’s & Bonuses Forward Resume to: Fax: (306) 634-5545 E-mail: clarkizsak@sasktel.net or larryboutin@sasktel.net Ph: (306) 634-9724 Mail: Box 362 Estevan, SK S4A 2A4 Or apply in person to 102 Perkins St.

Oilfield ~Industrial~Residential

1210 4th St. Estevan

THE WORK WEAR STORE LTD. Ph: 306-634-8232

WOOD COUNTRY is currently accepting resumes for the following positions at their Estevan location:

Truck Drivers

Full and part time positions available. Must possess a class 1A license with air endorsement and be capable of driving a tandem truck or single axle for deliveries. Weekends off. Company benefits available for both positions & salary based on experience and qualifications. Interested applicants can fax resume to Brian at Wood Country at 306-634-8441 or email resume to brianwoodcountry.estevan@sasktel.net No phone calls please.

Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices PowerTech Industries Ltd. in Estevan is seeking Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices for work in the Estevan and Carnduff areas. Experience: Safety Certificates are needed. 1st Aid/CPR, H2S. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Full benefits packages and RSP plan.

This is a full-time position. The candidate must have good computer skills, be well organized, have the ability to meet specific deadlines and work well with other people. Any insurance background involving auto insurance sales would be a definite asset, but we are willing to train the right individual. Please apply by September 4th, 2013. If you are interested in this position please apply in confidence to:

Mature Salesperson required for a permanent/part-time position. Drop off resume in person to:

RON'S

Please email or fax resume to:

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

SALESPERSON REQUIRED

Duties: Day to day electrical construction and maintenance in the oilfield.

is looking to hire a

Outside Sales Parts Person We are looking for a professional who: - delivers thorough, efficient and courteous services to all customers, in person or via the phone; - advises customers on inventory selection, service availability and new products; - makes regular scheduled calls to current and prospective customers to discuss current services, new promotions and other incentives; - provides sales leads to the Sales team; - maintains ongoing responsibility for customer service and provides problem resolution; - is independent and resourceful with the ability to work under minimal supervision. - is proficient with computer systems - has excellent communication and organizational skills. We would like to offer you: - an exemplary health, dental and optical benefits package; - a fulfilling career where you can relate to and engage with an incredible team. Skills and Abilities: - continuous learning - computer use - finding information - job task planning and organizing - critical thinking - decision making - problem solving - working with others - oral communications - document use. Parts Specialization: - heavy equipment - on/off highway trucks and related equipment.

For more information or send resume to: Winacott Equipment Group Bienfait Box 369 Bienfait, SK S0C 0M0 Attn: Jerrod Tedford Email: j.tedford@winacott.ca Phone: 306-388-3788 Fax: 306-388-3789 Cell: 306-421-7233

Wage/Salary Info: Depending on experience & qualifications. To Apply: Fax: (306) 637-2181, e-mail sschoff.pti@sasktel.net or drop off resume to 62 Devonian Street, Estevan, SK.

SEARS HOMETOWN STORE The Sears Hometown Store located in Estevan, SK is currently hiring for a Contract Manager Position Sears Hometown Stores offer the most popular brands of Major Appliances, Mattresses, Home Electronics, Floor Care & Sewing Products, Air & Water Treatment Products and Lawn & Garden Equipment, plus Sears Catalogue Services.

Interested candidates should call: Telephone: 204 806-3218 Or email your resume to: rkelly6@sears.ca


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Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 140

Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. has a full time

Is currently seeking applicants within Estevan and Weyburn for the following positions: Full and Part-time Educational Assistants For further details on these positions go to: www.holyfamilyrcssd.ca employment

PAYROLL DATA ENTRY CLERK

position available in Estevan, SK. KPCL is looking for someone who communicates very well, self motivated, organized, and conscientious, pays attention to detail and willing to follow directions accurately. The successful application will assist with payroll data entry so knowledge of payroll would be an asset yet willing to train on the job, as well as general office duties including, but not limited to answering phones, filing, running errands, etc. • Microsoft Excel and Word experience is an asset. Experience with web based application would also be an asset. • A valid driver’s license is required. KPCL offers competitive wages, with overtime paid after forty hours per week. This position may require overtime hours to be worked.

Forward your resume by email, complete with references to:

jop@kpcl.sk.ca Attention: Jo-Ann Panteluk No Phone Calls Please

Applied Industrial Technologies LP. a group of industrial distribution companies located throughout Canada, and we are currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of:

Customer Service Representative Estevan, Saskatchewan

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to: • Providing service to branch customers and managing assigned product lines or customers. • Active involvement in company’s Quality Management process as evidenced by continuous improvement in processes directed toward reducing costs, increasing sales/gross profit and customer satisfaction. • Carries out policies and procedures as defined in the company policy manual. Continuous development through reading, seminars and on the job training. • Provide a high level of customer service to branch customers including timely, accurate responses to inquiries. • Cross train to assist or fill in when fellow team-mates are absent or their workload volume is high • Work with distribution centre to expedite special requests as necessary • Engage in direct sales actives Provide telephone support for outside sales force • Meet or exceed sales performance targets • Ensure accurate, timely order processing through the computerized order processing system • Maintain cooperative and productive inter-departmental relationships • Attend branch meetings as required • Take personal responsibility for and actively engage in product systems and skills training and development • Maintain highest regard for safety and housekeeping • Perform other similar or related duties as assigned by the branch manager or supervisor. AD PROOF Docket

Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time. If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you.

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A COMPANY ON THE MOVE This is a remarkable time for global agriculture and for Richardson. Our industry is undergoing unprecedented change with increasing world demand, and our company is experiencing transformational growth. Richardson International is Canada’s largest, privately owned agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. We currently have opportunities at our Estevan, SK Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre.

Repair & Maintenance Lead The Repair & Maintenance Lead contributes to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of grain handling and/or crop input facilities. Specific responsibilities include the repair and maintenance of high throughput grain handling and crop input facilities, utilizing both in-house and contract maintenance resources. The ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined with relevant maintenance experience; have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; be detail-oriented with demonstrated accuracy; possess excellent customer service skills; and a willingness to relocate. An agricultural background would be considered an asset.

Location Assistant Location Assistants contribute to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of a grain handling and/or crop input facility. Specific responsibilities include the storage and shipping of Western Canadian grains; operational support and assistance to location staff and customers; the operation of facility equipment and controls; and providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will possess proven communication and interpersonal skills; ambition and organizational skills; an orientation to accuracy and detail and excellent customer service skills. An agriculture background is an asset. Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities. Interested candidates should apply online by visiting www.richardson.ca to upload their cover letter and résumé before September 13, 2013.

Richardson values diversity in the workplace. Women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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HYDROVAC OPERATORS AND SWAMPERS • Offering excellent wages • Excellent benefit package available • Willing to train if necessary • Safety tickets an asset • Operators must possess class 3A driver’s license • Living accommodation available For more information call: Trevor at: 306-483-7777 or Kim at: 306-483-7722 Email resume to: extremeexcavating@hotmail.com or fax to: 306-483-2082

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Prairie Mud Service

Laboratory Manager Praire Mud Service has an opening for a Laboratory Manager. The qualified applicant will be in charge of laboratory supply and management, soil and drill solids and fluids analysis, sample preparation and documentation. Previous experience would be an asset, however not required-training available.

The successful candidate will hold a diploma or degree in Chemistry or Lab Management and/or have experience in the field of environmental, chemistry or other sciences. You are an individual who enjoys multitasking and working on his/her own as this position requires good time management skills and self-discipline. You are a forward, outside the box thinker, with the ability to keep current clients happy and develop new opportunities.

Start Date: Starting immediately Salary: Depending on education and experience To apply for this position please send your resume to Darwin Frehlick at Prairie Mud Service via email or fax: Bus: 306-634-3411 Fax: 306-634-1951 Email: darwin.frehlick@prairiemud.ca CC: loran.thue@prairiemud.ca

JOURNEYMAN/APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS OILFIELD & COMMERCIAL

- Oilfield experience a definite asset - Assorted powered mobile equipment experience an asset - Knowledge of Estevan & area an asset - Flexible hours, competitive wages, benefits and bonus - Overtime always available If you are reliable, take pride in your workmanship and looking to work for a company who values its employees

Send resume to Harvey/Donna: pselectric@sasktel.net Fax: 306-634-3043 Phone: 306-634-9888

13085BS00

is looking for two FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS for full time positions. Starting wage $11.01/hour Description of positions: • Customer service • Prepare the subs and salads • Slicing vegetables and meat • Taking inventory, records of food supplies Interested individuals can send resumes to: Quiznos Sub Unit 9, 461 King Street Estevan, SK S4A 1K6 CANADA Ph: 306-634-6202 email: kamalpreet111@gmail.com

Accounts Payable Administrator Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. is looking for an Accounts Payable Administrator for our head office in Estevan, SK. This is a full-time position for 16 months starting October 1, 2013, with the possibility to transition into a permanent full time position. The successful candidate must be able to communicate clearly, be self-motivated, organized, and conscientious with a strong attention to detail. Following directions accurately and understanding when to question transactions is imperative to succeeding in this role. This is an independent role, but must be able to work in a team environment. This position will administer all A/P personnel. Preference will be given to applicants with a Business Degree or Diploma focused in Accounting, Administration, or Management. Having knowledge of PST Laws and WCB regulations is an advantage. Experience with Data Entry Processes, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Web-based applications are necessary. The successful applicants must have a valid driver’s license and pass a drug and alcohol test when hired. Responsibilities include: • Accounts Payable – data entry and cheque runs, verifying accuracy of invoices, and using a Purchase Order system, • General Office – administration activities including, but not limited to, answering phones, filing, running errands, etc. The wage range for this position starts at $22 - $26 per hour, depending on qualifications; overtime is paid after 40 hours per week. Submit your resume, complete with three references to: Email: Brad Jacobs – brad.jacobs@kpcl.sk.ca No phone calls please.

Service Administrator Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. has a full-time Service Administrator position available in the maintenance division of the company in Estevan, SK. This position would handle the administrative tasks of managing a fleet of earthmoving equipment and parts. Working with the fleet and service manager, this position would manage parts inventory, order parts, write up work orders, track time to repairs, enter invoicing to be paid, and track equipment usage and location. Required Skills: • Computer experience a necessity. Previous experience with a parts inventory system, and ability to learn fleet management and accounts payable programs an asset. • Good people skills. An enthusiastic team member that would work together and communicate clearly with mechanics, office staff and suppliers. • Organizational and time management skills. Interest in learning about equipment and their components. • Attention to detail and analytical skills. Manage inventory levels and purchasing quantities; properly ordering and documenting parts and service for repairs. The ideal candidate would have previously worked in a repair shop, either writing up work orders or in parts sales. This person would have a basic knowledge of equipment that would work with limited supervision. The applicant must enjoy working with people and would contribute to a positive and healthy work environment. KPCL offers competitive wages, with overtime pay after forty hours per week. This position may require overtime hours. Forward your resume by email, complete with three references to: Attention: Oakley Sauder, Fleet and Service Manager – osauder@kpcl.sk.ca No Phone Calls or Fax Please.


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Canada

CAREERS WITH A FUTURE

Hunting Titan (Canada)

FULL TIME PETROLEUM DRIVER SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Warehouse Supervisor

Southern Plains Co-op invites applications for the position of a

A world-class manufacturer of Perforating Gun Systems, Wireline Hardware and Accessories, Shaped Charges, and Electronic Logging Tools for the oil and gas service sector. Hunting Canada, puts people at the center of everything we do - from protecting the safety and health of people and the environment to helping you succeed. The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible to supervise and coordinate the management of the Estevan warehouse for all product lines. Requirements are: • Familiar with all OH&S, DOT, and AFT applicable regulations as well as • Meet all applicable regulations in reference to handling hazardous material such as receiving, storing and delivery of explosives • Minimum 2 years of related experience and/or equivalent training Please email your resume in Word format to doug.ford@hunting-intl.com

PETROLEUM DRIVER SALES REPRESENTATIVE

This position reports to the Petroleum Manager. The candidate must have a Class 3 A license. A key job duty of this position will be fuel delivery and promoting a strong customer contact program as well and keeping high standards at the location. Applicants must possess a positive, ambitious attitude with outstanding interpersonal skills. Previous experience in fuel delivery and/or previous experience at a retail Co-op will be considered an asset. Southern Plains Co-op offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, and excellent opportunities for advancement. Please apply with resume to Carol McKay - Human Resources Manager Southern Plains Co-op 826 4th Street Estevan Fax 306-634-3199 or Email c.mckay@southernplainscoop.com

CAREERS WITH A FUTURE PETROLEUM MARKETING AND OPERATIONS MANAGER POSITION

SOUTHERN PLAINS

Southern Plains Co-op invites applications for the position of

PETROLEUM MARKETING AND OPERATIONS MANAGER The position reports to the General Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of managing a petroleum centre, including a multi-million sales volume annually, managing and co-ordinating petroleum deliver units and sales people and cardlock locations, gross margins, inventory control, merchandising and managing a department with multiple staff, while providing excellence in customer service. Applicants must possess a positive, ambitious attitude with outstanding interpersonal skills. Previous retail management experience in the Petroleum industry and/or previous experience at a retail Co-op will be considered an asset. A key focus for this position will be the promotion and marketing of all products and services provided. Southern Plains Co-op offers a very attractive salary and benefits package, and excellent opportunities for advancement. Please apply with resume to Carol McKay - Human Resources Manager Southern Plains Co-op 826 4th Street Estevan Fax 306-634-3199 or Email c.mckay@southernplainscoop.com

SOUTHERN PLAINS

Visit us on the web!! www.estevanmercury.ca

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is looking to hire a

Parts Manager Description: - Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Branch’s Parts Department in compliance with the company’s established policies and procedures. - Effectively manages and directs all aspects of the Parts Department’s operations in a manner that ensures maximum benefit to the dealership. - Co-ordinates activities and co-operates with other dealership departments to best serve the customer. - Plan, direct and control all activities within the Parts Department to ensure that overall profitability and growth objectives are met or exceeded. - Responsible for the Parts Department’s overall performance and profitability. - Continually maintains the highest level of customer service and professionalism in serving our customers’ needs. Requirements: - High school diploma or general education degree (GED) essential. - Qualified as a Journeyperson preferred. - Strong leadership skills. - Excellent customer relations skills. - Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. - Strong organization skills. - Strong business ethics with a professional approach at all times. - Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports. - Equipment knowledge is preferred.

For more information or send resume to: Winacott Equipment Group Bienfait Box 369 Bienfait, SK S0C 0M0 Attn: Jerrod Tedford Email: j.tedford@winacott.ca Phone: 306-388-3788 Fax: 306-388-3789 Cell: 306-421-7233

DSI Thru-Tubing Inc. is an industry leader in the North American Thru-Tubing market. We currently have an opening for a Thru-Tubing Tool Specialist in our Saskatchewan district and are looking for reliable and knowledgeable individuals to join our team. Coil Tubing and Service Rig Experience an Asset. Safety tickets and Clean Drivers Abstract Required. Please forward your resume to

maddy.kaun@dsitt.ca or visit our website at

www.dsithrutubing.com


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Estevan Mercury

Thank You The City of Estevan PlayParks would like to thank all of their gracious sponsors of the 2013 season! Platinum:

- Estevan Elks Lodge No. 113 - Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Gold:

- Precision Well Servicing - Estevan Lions Club - Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. – Boundary Dam Mine - Estevan Rotary Club

Silver:

- The Floor Store - Bob’s Electric - Independent Well Servicing - McGillicky Oilfield - Cathedral Insurance Brokers - ARC Resources Ltd. - Century 21 Border Real Estate - Don’s Tire - Trent’s Tire - Quality Tires

Bronze:

- Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. - Horizon Insurance Agencies Inc. - Kohaly, Elash, & Ludwig Law Firm LLP - Hender’s Drugs - Trobert Law Firm Prof. Corp. - Parkway Service & Repair Inc. - Bert Baxter Transport Ltd. - Turnbull Excavating Ltd. - Royal Canadian Legion - Knights of Columbus - Estevan Motor Speedway - Royal Purple of Canada #74 - Spectra Credit Union - M&M Meat Shops - Weldon School - Westview School - Sacred Heart School

ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL? “promoting the arts in OUR community”

Subscribe Now! 2013-2014 concert season: Stars for Saskatchewan Celtic Tenors – Musica Intima – Elmer Iseler Singers Ballet Jörgen (Romeo & Juliet) – Guy & Nadina – Everything Fitz

Koncerts for Kids

Missoula Children’s Theatre “The Secret Garden” ~ L’Aubergine Burletta (a new generation of stanchly modern clowns) ~ Fubuki Daiko (reinventing traditional Japanese drumming) and Wide Open Theatre: “Massive Munsch” (stories come alive with puppets)

QUILTING 101 Starting Tuesday, September 17 (6 weeks)

With step by step examples, instructor Eileen McKersie, an avid quilter, will teach you the basic skills and terminology that are the building blocks of the art! Cost is $150.00 + $90.00 quilting kit fee.

And we are CALLING ALL ARTISTS! for submissions in our Annual Adjudicated Art Show November 28 – December 20, 2013 __________________________ If you have a passion in the arts and would like to encourage others, our Visual Arts committee is looking for instructors & committee members. Call Joyce for details 306.421.5886

The PlayLeaders had a fantastic summer and want to thank their sponsors and all the kids and families that came out to the parks all summer!

At The Library... Programs are FREE!

306-634-3942 www.estevanartscouncil.com involves thumbprint drawing. TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS – FREE! Hello Computer! Wednesday, September 4th & 11th @ 5:00 & 6:00PM*. *alternate times can be arranged case-by-case. Computers are complicated, but don’t let them get you down. Come and get answers to your computer questions in 30 minute ‘one-on-one sessions.’ Bring your laptop or use a public computer. Mobile Device Advice. Mondays, September 16th & 23rd @ 3:00 & 4:00PM. Tablets, e-readers and smart phones – oh my! If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by your mobile device, we are here to help! Join Krista for a 30 minute one on one tutoring session on your device. Crafter’s Circle. Tuesdays, September 3rd & 17th @ 5:30PM Do you knit, crochet or just enjoy crafting? Enjoy the company of others crafters like yourself. All experience levels welcome. A great opportunity for ongoing support; share your knowledge or benefit from the advice of other crafters. Just bring your own materials and come join the circle. No pre-registration required. Ages 15 and up. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Every Tuesday @ 5:30 Welcome back! Join Katharina Ulbrich for an introduction to the German language. This is an ongoing program and will take place at the library every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00. The classes are designed to be fun and non-competitive; those who want to learn faster will get extra homework. All ages welcome. Held in partnership with the Estevan & District German “Feundschaft” Society. Eating Healthy After your Baby. Friday, September 6th @ 4:30PM. Parenting is an important job with a steep learning curve; let us help you along the way! Join the Library & Estevan Public Health for a presentation on post natal nutrition for new or experienced parents. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Relaxation. Saturday, September 7th @ 1pm. The first thing the all knowing & very informative Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy tells you is DON’T PANIC. One way to keep from panicking is to do something relaxing (or drink a Pangalactic Gargleblaster). Join us at the Library for an afternoon of pampered relaxation and laughs as we make & use a “edible mud” facial mask and watch the hit movie The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Themed snacks to be provided. Ages 13+. Cover-to-Cover Book Club. Thursday, September 12th @ 5:30PM. This month we will be reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Pulitzer Prize winning author Katherine Boo. Full of stories from the people living in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, it has been called “Riveting, fearlessly reported… plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel… Grade: A.” by Entertainment Weekly. Call to reserve your copy today! New members of all ages always welcome!

Toddler Time: August 28, September 10-October 16 Ages 18 months - 3 years Tuesday or Wednesday @ 10:00-10:30 Stimulate your child’s imagination and pre-literacy skills by participating in action rhymes, songs, crafts and great stories! Story Time: September 10-October 17 Ages 3 - 5 years Tuesday @ 10:45-11:30am or Wednesday or Thursday @ 1:30-2:15 Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts make up this fun program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Baby Time: Thursday, September 26 @ 10:30am or Monday, September 16 @ 7:00-7:30pm For babies up to 18 months & their caregivers. Songs and rhymes, bounces and books! This is a fun, interactive parent-child program that ends with a baby-inspired craft. Pumpkin Pie Play Dough: Saturday, September 14 @ 3:30-5:00pm. Ages 8+ (younger children need older helper) Smells good enough to eat! Come out & create your own delicious-smelling play dough but remember not to eat it! Tuesday, September 17: Parents & Caregivers! Join us for an informational session about The Library will be closed September 1, 2 & 30. what Envision Estevan is & the helpful services they provide@ 2:30 & then stay for “Baby RECYCLING COMING SOON! RECYCLING COMING SOON! RECYCLING COMING SOON! RECYCLING RECYCLING COMING RegularCOMING hoursSOON! resume September 3 SOON! Sign Language” @ 3:00 (children are welcome, we will supervise & provide fun activities). A unique way of communicating with your baby! Facilitated by Sheena Wock, Certified Sign • Book sale: Sept. 26, 27 & 28 Language Interpreter. Held in partnership with Envision Counselling & Support Services. Call 306636-1621 for more info. We will be open till 9:00pm on Friday, September 27 Basic Drawing: Monday, September 23 @ 6:30-7:30pm. Suggested for ages 6-9. Based on To pre-register or for information call 1-306-636-1621 the Ed Emberley technique of drawing. A different theme every month! This month’s technique

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

DO YOU PAY YOUR UTILITIES OR TAXES ONLINE? If you have moved and currently pay your taxes through your online banking, please note that your utility and tax account numbers will have changed. To ensure your payments go into the

correct accounts and to avoid interest, please be sure to update your account numbers online to correspond with your most recent invoices. Thank you.

City of Estevan PUBLIC NOTICE

7:30 pm September 17

2013 Member Art Show Member Art Show. The concept is simple….buy a membership to the EAGM and receive the opportunity to display one piece of artwork in the Gallery! For more information please contact Amber at 306-634-7644.

Call For Adult Art Instructors!

On sale now at ticketmaster.ca or Henders Drugs.

The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is seeking artists and crafts people to serve as instructors for our adult art classes. Don’t miss out on this exciting creative opportunity! Contact Karly at 306-634-7644 for more information.

Estevan Student Basketball

CITY of ESTEVAN PROGRAMS Aquatic programs will be available for

SEPT 10, 2013

registration. Please watch for facility guide , or check online at www.estevan.ca

5:30pm-9:00pm

(click on Leisure Services) Make your account ahead of time to save time.

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PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW IMMEDIATLY

Estevan Taekwon-Do Association Mini’s: Sunday from 6pm-6:30pm Ages 6-7 Beginner: 8 years & up

ESTEVAN GYMNASTiCS Parent & Tot (Ages 2-4), Tumblebugs (Ages 4-5) (Subject to change) Cangym Levels Burgundy to Purple (Age 6+)

Intermediate/Adult

$150/session (2 sessions per year, 32 classes/session) Contact Wayne @ 634-7793 or Trinda @ 461-9455 

5-7 yr: 2 to 3 pm (max 16 participants) 8-10 yr: 3 to 4 pm (max 16 participants) Fee $55.00 Novice/Juvenile Curling & ECS Curlers (Skill/Game Development: Oct. 22-Feb. 4) Tues and pre-booked practice times available Grades 6-12: 5:45pm-7pm (max 48 participants) Fee- $160.00 Adult Curling - Back by popular demand Get Started in Curling Information and registration will also be available at City Wide registration Equipment: Curlers need to wear clean indoor shoes. Curlers are to wear track pants or stretchy pants. No jeans allowed. Club will provide brooms and sliders but please feel free to bring your own. For more information call Pauline at 634-3391 or 634-9016

WylieMitchellAirCadets ContactLt.DanielleFleury@306Ͳ487Ͳ2704 NOregistraƟonFee,NoUniformCost Tuesdays6:30Ͳ9:15pm

Boys and Girls age Groups We will be taking all registrations from 4yr. program to Midget male and female that night.

FallSession:Monnights Oct7ͲNov25,2013

Timbit Initiation 5 & 6 year olds Novice 7 & 8 year olds

WinterSession:MonnightsJan6–Feb24,2014 Grade1and2:6–7pm

Atom 9 & 10 year olds

Grade3and4:7–8pm

PeeWee 11 & 12 year olds

Grade5and6:8–9pm

Bantam 13 & 14 year olds

Cost:$50/session

Midget 15, 16 & 17 year olds

Fees: To be set at Annual Fall General Meeting

ESTEVAN SKATING CLUB

S.E. Sask Roller Derby Association

ROLLERGIRLS WANTED!

Looking for women aged 18+ to join the exciting sport of ROLLER DERBY. Any shape, size, or athletic ability

Fall Session: October - December

Mon&Thurs6:15Ͳ7pm(chooseoneorboth nights)

No experience required and gear is provided!

Winter Session: January - March

FigureSkate–Badge4andhigher

Men or women also needed to ref.

Dates to be determined

OctobertoMarch

Come and get all your questions answered at City Wide

FeestobeannouncedatCityWide

Registration and join us at our recruitment Wed. Sept.11,

For more information call Lisa at 461-8655 or estevangymnastics@sasktel.net

Estevan Broomball Association 

Midgets:BoysandGirlsTeams (ages15&under) Fees:$150.00 Wedeve&SunaŌernoonpracƟceƟmes

Juveniles:BoysandGirlsTeams (ages16Ͳ19) Fees:$190.00

MixedMenandWomen (ages19andover)

welcome.

7-9pm and Sat. Sept. 14, 1-3pm at the Curling Rink.

Fees will depend on age and/or badge level

Estevan Curling Club Timbits Curling (Nov.3 to Dec.15) (Sundays)

Association Contact:SheilaKobitz (306)634Ͳ5188

Canskate–beginsearlyOctoberforchildren ages4andup

Sunday & Wednesday from 6:30-7:30

Sunday & Wednesday from 7:30pm -9pm

ESTEVAN MINOR HOCKEY Times: Vary – depending on age group and league schedule

SouthEast Connections The 2014 Saskatchewan Winter Games will be taking place in Prince Albert February 16-22, 2013. The Saskatchewan Games Program provides an opportunity for the province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in a multi sport event in preparation for a higher level of competition. Team South East will be selected through various try-outs.

Walk-ins welcome. For more info email s.e.saskrollerderby@hotmail.com or check us out on FB - South East Sask Roller Derby Association

Estevan Sharks Water Polo Welcomesswimmersage8yrsandup SeasonrunsendofSeptembertoMarch everySun,Tues,Thurseve ContactJoelleatbradandjoelle@sasktel.net

To see a list of sports and age classes, visit www.southeastconnection.ca/ saskatchewan-games. For more info contact Nicole Clow, Coordinator at (306) 482-4041 or email nclow@southeastconnection.ca.

~ promoting the arts in our community ~ Energy City Film Circuit – Koncerts for Kids – Stars for

Fee:$250.00 MixedteamplaysintheReginaLeagueͲGameson SundaysinRegina PracƟceƟmeswillbeannounced Wewelcomeanyinterestincoachingand/or reĸng….coursesareavailable Contact:Denise@3064210038

Saskatchewan – Visual Arts As a volunteer, non-profit organization, we offer to Estevan and surrounding communities:

x Concerts (Koncerts for Kids & Stars for Saskatchewan) x Canadian & International Films (Energy City Film Circuit) x Art Classes, workshops and Adjudicated Art Show (Visual Arts) Scholarship in the Arts (grades 7 – 12)

For details about upcoming events please check us out online at: www estevanartscouncil com

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Estevan Mercury

Join our team at the City of Estevan!

We are currently seeking people who have the desire to grow with us, and serve your community. We work at rock concerts, hockey games, maintain the Parks operate Zambonis and all forms of heavy equipment. We make a difference to your friends, family and neighbors every day. • Tired of working 12 hour shifts or longer? • Working long stretches without a day off? • Routinely miss your kids, sporting events? • Can’t stand to miss another family function? Openings exist for Laborers, Events staff, Executive Assistant, Facility Managers, Foreman and an Electrician. We offer a competitive wage; benets and great pension plan. Enjoy stability and opportunity for a strong work life balance. Kelvin Pillipow - Human Resources For further information, please contact: 1102 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Email – hr@estevan.ca

CAN YOU FILL THESE BOOTS

‘Doodlebugs‘

Part-Time Play Care Facilitator

Leisure Services, as part of a healthy community initiative has an opening for a Play Care Facilitator. Typical hours run from 9 AM to 3 PM - Monday to Friday. This position is ideal for; • a stay at home parent looking to work while the kids are at school, or • a retired individual. The instructors are able to look after the children, while the parents or guardians are free to enjoy personal time in our facility tness Centre, swimming pool, multi-purpose room and or tennis/squash courts, focusing on their physical and mental health For further information, please contact: Kelvin Pillipow, Human Resources Co-ordinator 1102-4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Ph: (306) 634-1842 | F: (306) 634-9790 | hr@estevan.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

City of Estevan

It takes a special person to fill the boots of an Estevan Firefighter.

Facilities Manager – Permanent Full-Time

It takes someone with the desire to do something important for the community, someone with courage and dedication who isn’t afraid of hard work, and is willing to accept the challenge of a difficult job. If you are this kind of person, you are needed as a paid on-call firefighter.

Reporting to Leisure Services Manager, the ideal candidate would possess a positive attitude and a powerful personal work ethic. This position leads our Maintenance, Arena and Cleaning Technician teams, and provides a wonderful opportunity to support our community services and customer rst approach. The job requires: • Grade 12 education • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License • Arena Operator’s Certicate – Level 1 & 2 • Pool Operators Certicate – Level 1 & 2 • 5TH Class Engineer’s Certicate • Custodial Care Certicate • Five years, including three years of supervisory experience

We may be able to fit you with a pair of boots. Contact Estevan Fire Rescue Services: Phone 306-634-1850 or visit the Fire Station at 1101 3rd Street

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Hours of Work: Full Time - Monday to Friday Duties and Responsibilities: Enforcement of City of Estevan Bylaws, Property Maintenance, Parking Enforcement, and Animal Control. Respond to incoming complaints and general public inquiries regarding Bylaws. Issue tickets for Bylaw offences and maintain a daily report management system. The Successful Candidate: Must possess a valid driver’s license Must have suitable computer skills Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work independently and efciently. Must be able to understand and work within the justice system. Must pass a Police Security Clearance Process. Successful applicant will be placed on a one year probationary period. Applications are available at the Estevan Police Service. Return completed applications including a resume to: Chief of Police Estevan Police Service 301-11th Ave. Estevan, Sask. S4A 1C7 Phone: 306-634-4767

For a complete job description, visit www.estevan.ca and search under Employment.

GUARD/MATRON The Estevan Police Service is seeking applications for the position of Guard/Matron. Successful applicants must be honest, trustworthy and able to work independently with little supervision. The Guard/Matron will provide constant observation of persons who are being held in custody. Retired persons are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be on call and will have the right to turn down shifts. Applicant must pass a Security Clearance. If you would like to apply or would like to receive further information please contact the Estevan Police Service at:

301-11th Ave., Estevan, Sask., S4A 1C7 Or call 306 634 4767 You can also email schartrand@estevanpolice.ca

Del Block – Chief of Police Estevan Police Service

Kelvin Pillipow - Human Resources 1102 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Email – hr@estevan.ca

PUBLIC NOTICE

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Engage Your Community in Physical Activity...Become a Fitness Leader! The following certication courses are being held at the Estevan Leisure centre: SPRA Fitness Theory Course - Requirement September 20-22 Group Exercise Module (Land) October 4-6

Aquatic Exercise Module (Water) November 22-24

For More information call 306.634.1876 or email tness@estevan.ca

CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN…

Highway 47 Roadway Surface Rehabilitation and Upgrades- Phase 1 The City of Estevan is undertaking Construction of Curb and Gutter replacement, Median replacement, roadway surface rehabilitation, Watermain crossing replacement, Valve replacement, Driveway and Blvd Restoration Construction on: Highway 47 - (CP Rail Tracks to Wellock Road) King Street - (13TH Avenue to Cundall Drive) This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence during the week of July 07, 2013 and expected to be complete on October 15, 2013 (subject to weather condition). Safety Construction site could be dangerous. If you have children, please ask them to keep a safe distance from the site. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close to areas of open excavation. Theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone suspiciously tampering with equipment, signage or barricades please contact 306-421-1952, the Site Foreman or after hours call Police. Questions and Concerns The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologize for any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at 306-634-1820

PUBLIC NOTICE Changing of Street Names

PUBLIC NOTICE CHANGING OF STREET NAMES

The Council of the City of Estevan herein gives notice of its intent to pass a Bylaw in accordance with Section 16 of the Cities Act, 2002, authorizing the changing of street names as herein described: 1. That effective on the date of third and final reading hereof, the following Municipal streets located in the Northeast and Northwest Quarter Section 23, Township 2, Range 8, West of the Second Meridian, Estevan, Saskatchewan, shall be renamed accordingly; a) “Walker Road” shall be renamed “Walker Avenue” and; b) “Trout Crescent” shall be renamed “Trout Avenue”. Any person(s) claiming to be negatively affected by the proposed bylaw may submit their written objections and/or advise of their intent to be heard by the Council, by contacting the City Clerk’s office, Legislative Services, City Hall, 1102 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan on or before 12:00pm, on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

ATTENTION ESTEVAN RESIDENTS NEW METER INSTALLS • Don’t wait, book an appointment right away! Take advantage of these features: Leak detection (15 - minute interval testing over a 35 day period) • Leak history and diagnostics reporting. (daily and hourly) • Radio frequency, keeping our workers out of your yard • Wireless Accurate readings and billing • Leak details directly on invoice

The City of Estevan intends to tender the following projects in the next few weeks The projects are the following: • Rehabilitation of Kensington Ave. North (Gravel Road) • Rehabilitation of Woodlawn Ave. South (Gravel Road) • Rehabilitation of 11th Ave. South (Gravel Road)

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Estevan Mercury  

August 28, 2013

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