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Best of Estevan 2018 was well supported by the community By David Willberg dwillberg@estevanmercury.ca

It appears the public and the business community were looking forward to the return of the Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan contest that was offered by Estevan Mercury Publications this year. The contest appeared in February editions of the Mercury and Southeast Lifestyles newspapers, and on the newspaper’s website, www.estevanmercury.ca. People submitted their votes for the business they thought should win in the various categories. Nearly 150 categories were included in this year’s competition. If they submitted more than 25 votes, their name was entered to win one of four $25 gift cards to Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual. Deanna Tarnes, the sales manager for Estevan Mercury Publications, said thousands of votes were submitted for the contest. “This year we introduced the online 2018

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portion so that people could vote on our website,” said Tarnes. About half of the votes received came in through the website, and half were submitted through the paper ballot. So many people voted that it took several hours to tabulate all of the votes. “We had a lot of interest, and a lot of people giving their opinions,” she said. Tarnes said the idea behind the Best of Estevan is to show the public how many businesses there are in the city, the diversity of many of those businesses and the variety of businesses as well. “Every need you have can be served locally,” said Tarnes. “You don’t have to go out of town for anything. Anything you ever need, we have at least one business in town that can take care of what you need to buy for products and services.” While some businesses won more than once, many different businesses in the city captured an award. “I think it opened a lot of people’s eyes to actually sit down and think about where can I go?’” said Tarnes. “And there

is an answer. There is an answer for every category you would want. There is a local solution.” In turn, she hopes people will support their local businesses. Local businesses make significant contributions to the community, Tarnes said. They purchase the supplies they need to operate their businesses from their fellow local businesses, and they donate to a wide variety of charitable organizations, service groups, cultural agencies, recreation services and sports teams in the city. “They are the people who are supporting your kids and your community and donating to everything,” said Tarnes. Estevan Mercury Publications wants to help the local business community, she said, and the papers are always promoting the need for people to shop locally. “That’s the Mercury’s goal, is to get you your local news and your local stories on what is happening in the community,” said Tarnes. A contest like Best of Estevan can remind people of some of the businesses

that might have flown under the radar, and of some of the new businesses there are in Estevan. There are businesses that have had the same owners for many years, some that have changed owners, and some that have opened since 2011. “It’s been seven years since we did this,” said Tarnes. “Some businesses held their titles, but there are a lot of businesses that have come into the city, and it’s nice to reflect on that.” While the voting has closed, the promotion associated with Best of Estevan has not. Tarnes encourages people to look for the Best of Estevan logo in the ads for the companies that have won awards. The Mercury’s website will also have stories on the winners under the Best of Estevan tab. Best of Estevan was a fun promotion, and the Mercury staff, and the community as a whole, was excited to see it return, Tarnes said. It’s always interesting to see who wins, and how people react to businesses in town.

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AUTOMOTIVE Auto Body Repair ....................................................................................... Cactus Autobody Auto Detailing ..................................................... KSM Xtreme Detailing and Auto Accessories Auto Glass ....................................................................................................Dun Rite Glass Auto Parts ................................................................................. McComb Automotive Supply Car Dealership (new)..........................................................................................Murray GM Car Dealership (used) ....................................................................Adrenaline Motor Products Car Rental ............................................................................. Driver's Choice Sales & Rentals Car Wash .......................................................................................... Matt's Car Wash Ltd. Gas Station ........................................................................................ Southern Plains Co-op General Auto Repair ................................................................................... Parkway Service Oil/Lube Change .......................................................................Great Canadian Oil Change Tire Shop ........................................................................................................ Fountain Tire

BUSINESS & SERVICES Accounting Firm/Accounting Services.................................................................... H&R Block Advertising Specialties .................................................................................Aero Advertising Ag. Machinery Sales ...................................................................... Nelson Motors Equipment Ag. Machinery Service ................................................................... Nelson Motors Equipment Alterations ............................................................................................... Sunset Embroidery Appraisers ...................................................................................................TRI-J Appraisals Auction Company ............................................................................ Mack Auction Company Bank...........................................................................................................RBC Royal Bank Body Piercing ..............................................................................................Purple Elephant Bottled Water ........................................................................................... K5 Water Supply Bulk Fuel Supply ................................................................................. Southern Plains Co-op Campground ................................................................................ Woodlawn Regional Park Carpet Cleaner ..............................................................................Border Cleaning Services Catering Company ................................................................... Beefeater Catering Company Cellular Service Provider .........................................................................................Jump.ca Communication Systems ................................................Industrial Communication Systems Ltd. Computer Sales/Service ...................................................................The House of Stationery Concrete Contractor ........................................................................... F&L Concrete Services Convenience Store ..................................................................................Little J's Food Town Day Care Service ...............................................................................Pure Energy Day Care Dry Cleaner ...................................................................................Border Cleaning Services Duct Cleaning..................................................................................................... Expert Vac Electrician ...............................................................................................Energy Electric Ltd. Engraver ........................................................................... Estevan Trophy & Engraving Shop Equipment Rental ......................................................................Four Seasons Rental & Repair Financial Service..............................................................................RBC Dominion Securities Fitness Centre ................................................................................. Studio C 24 Hour Fitness Hair Salon ............................................................................................... E'klipz Hair Salon Hot Tub Sales & Service ...................................................................... Audio Video Unlimited Insurance Company .................................................................................. HUB International Kitchen Renovations ................................................................................Prairie Sky Kitchens Landscaping .....................................................................................Rock Solid Landscaping Laser Therapy ............................................................................. Diamond Skin Solutions Inc. Lawn Service ............................................................................................. Salkeld Spraying Lawyers ...........................................................................................Bridges & Company LLP Locksmith ................................................................................................Mr G's Lock & Key Manicure/Pedicure ............................................................Exhale Massage Clinic & Day Spa Motel/Hotel .......................................................................................................... Days Inn Musical Instruction.......................................................................................... Michael Daae Oilfield Supply................................................................................................ TS&M Supply Pet Grooming .................................................................................................. Unique Edge Pet Boarding Kennel ......................................................................................... All Creatures Photographer............................................................................................ Durr Photography Plumbing ................................................................................... Johnson Plumbing & Heating Print Shop ..................................................................................... Del's Commercial Printing Real Estate Company......................................................................RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty Realtor .............................................................................................................Josh LeBlanc Renovator (Tied) ........................................................ Sector 1 Construction & Renovations Inc. Renovator (Tied) ................................................................................... B&S Construction Ltd. Retirement Home ......................................................................................... Creighton Lodge Roofing .......................................................................................306 Roofing & Renovations Safety Services ............................................................................................... TS&M Supply Self Storage ...................................................................................... Estevan Public Storage Tanning Salon......................................................................................................... Fabutan Taxidermy ........................................................................................................... Mel Wells Travel Agent ............................................................................................................... CAA Veterinarian............................................................................... Prairie Animal Health Centre Web Design ....................................................................... Nut-Nae Art Websites & Graphic

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS Art Gallery ............................................................................. Estevan Art Gallery & Museum Bikes ......................................................................................................JL's Bike and Skate Billiards/Pool........................................................................................................ Elks Club Driving Range................................................................................. Hidden Valley Golf & RV Golf Course................................................................................TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club

Karaoke Bar ..................................................................................................... Gibby's Pub Museum ..............................................................................................Souris Valley Museum Nightclub/Lounge ............................................................................................. Gibby's Pub Race Club ..................................................................................... Estevan Motor Speedway Park ............................................................................................. Woodlawn Regional Park Tourist Attraction ..................................................... Woodlawn Regional Park (Bounday Dam)

FOOD & DRINK Overall Restaurant..................................................................Black Beard's Family Restaurant Asian Cuisine ..........................................................................................................Jenny K Bakery ............................................................................................... Southern Plains Co-op Breakfast ...............................................................................Black Beard's Family Restaurant Buffet ............................................................................................................. Fired Up Grill Bulk Food ................................................................................ Nutter's Bulk & Natural Foods Chicken Wings ...................................................................................................... The Flats Cup of Coffee ................................................................................................... McDonald's Deli Sandwich ........................................................................................................ Subway Dessert .......................................................................................................DQ Grill & Chill Family Restaurant ...................................................................Black Beard's Family Restaurant Fast Food .................................................................................................................. A&W Fine Dining....................................................................... Eddies Neighbourhood Grill & Bar Hamburger................................................................................................................ A&W Ice Cream ...................................................................................................DQ Grill & Chill Outdoor Patio ................................................................................................. Fired Up Grill Pasta .............................................................................................................. Boston Pizza Pizza ................................................................................................................ Tower Café Seafood ..................................................................................MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual Steak ......................................................................................MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual Sub ....................................................................................................................... Subway

HEALTH SERVICES Audiologist ...........................................................................................Sun Country Hearing Chiropractor ....................................................................................................... Dr. Peeace Dentist ............................................................................................................... Dr. Crooks Massage Therapist .............................................................Exhale Massage Clinic & Day Spa Optometrist ........................................................................................................... Dr. Sliva Pharmacy ......................................................................................................... Pharmasave Spa/Esthetics ....................................................................Exhale Massage Clinic & Day Spa Weight Management ................................................................................ Encompass Fitness Skin Care ................................................................................... Diamond Skin Solutions Inc.

SHOPPING Appliances ........................................................................................ Audio Video Unlimited Art ......................................................................................... Art Concepts Custom Framing Bath ..................................................................................................................... Walmart Bedding ................................................................................................................ Walmart Books ................................................................................................................... Walmart Building Centre ....................................................... Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre Cellular Phone .......................................................................................................Jump.ca Children’s Clothing ................................................................................................. Walmart Gift Shop ......................................................................................................... Pharmasave Computers........................................................................................The House of Stationery Cosmetics ........................................................................................................ Pharmasave Drug Store........................................................................................................ Pharmasave Electronics Store................................................................................. Audio Video Unlimited Fireplaces .................................................................................................... Room by Room Floor Covering .............................................................................................. The Floor Store Fresh Produce .........................................................................................................No Frills Frozen Food ........................................................................................... M&M Food Market Furniture ...................................................................................................... Room by Room Garden/Greenhouse ...................................................................................... Canadian Tire Greeting Cards ................................................................................................. Pharmasave Grocery Store .........................................................................................................No Frills Home Improvements ................................................ Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre Jewelry .........................................................................................................A&A Jewellery Lighting ......................................................................................................... Canadian Tire Mattresses .............................................................................................................The Brick Meat/Deli ............................................................................................................... Sobeys Medical Supplies ...........................................................................................Henders Drugs Men's Clothing .........................................................................................Frank's Menswear Office Supplies .................................................................................The House of Stationery Optical ..................................................................................................South East Eyecare Paint ...................................................................... Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre Shoes ...............................................................................................................Jenny Joans Sporting Goods ..................................................................................................Sport Chek Toys...................................................................................................Your Toy Store & More Windows .......................................................................................................Estevan Glass Window Coverings ......................................................................................... Budget Blinds Women's Clothing..............................................................................................Jenny Joans


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Parkway Service and Repair a family business Family is a big part of the story for Parkway Service and Repair. The current owners are Tammy Fredrickson and her brother Jason Michel. Their father, Murray Michel, owned the business for nearly a quarter of a century before selling it to them in 2010. Fredrickson said Murray Michel came to work for the previous owner, Lawrence Bill and they became close friends. “Lorne was like a father figure to my dad,” said Fredrickson. “He worked here for many years, and then my dad bought the business from him. My brother came to work for my dad many years ago. I think he worked for dad for 14 or 16 years before dad retired.” The company, which is located at the intersection of Fifth Street and 12th Avenue, won the award for top general auto repair through Estevan Mercury Publications’ Reader’s Choice Best of Estevan Awards. Fredrickson said it is a wonderful feeling to win an award through the Best of Estevan competition. It’s a testament to the staff, and to the customers, who have been very loyal and understanding. “People call and ask us questions, and we do our best to get them all the answers we possibly can,” said Fredrickson. “Try to find them the best price, the quickest service pos-

sible, and do what we can to get them up and running, because we all know that we live by our vehicles.” Parkway provides a number of services, including oil changes, preventative maintenance, towing, boosting, diagnostic work, suspensions, brakes and pretty much any kind of repair, other than transmissions, she said. Fredrickson has been involved with the business for a decade, and says it’s the people that she enjoys the most. “I’ve always been a people person,” said Fredrickson. “Customer service can be tough, but at the same time, it’s very rewarding.” Owning a business has been a great experience. It’s a lot of hard work, because the hours can be irregular, and business owners will take work home with them, but it’s ultimately the people – both the employees and the staff members – who make the difference. “We have customers who have been coming here for 50-plus years,” said Fredrickson. “They’re very loyal customers. We get new customers every day. They’re great people.” Those long-time customers will tell her they knew her dad, and they knew Bill, and they appreciated the service they received. “I think Jason and I, as we’ve grown up and gotten older … in Estevan,

we know a lot of people, and those people rely on us for all their needs,” said Fredrickson. Fredrickson believes the company’s success is due to the loyalty of the customers, and the strength of the staff. “If you don’t have good employees, you don’t have a good business,” said Fredrickson. “They mean everything to your business. They’re loyal, reliable and trustworthy.” Parkway currently has four employees. Michel is the head mechanic and has long had an interest in the business. “The people in town are pretty good to work for,” said Michel, who has been there for nearly 20 years. “I’ve been here for a lot of years. I enjoy being here and I like what I do.” He is pleased that he and his sister have been able to purchase the busi-

Jason Michel, left, and Tammy Fredrickson have been the owners of Parkway Service and Repair since 2010. They bought the business from their father, Murray. well, meaning that Parkway could remain in the family for years to come. Parkway purchases all of its products, parts, oils and other items used in

ness and keep it in the family. His daughter has been working at the business already, and a young son wants to work there as

repair from local vendors, after-market stores and dealerships. They shop locally at local businesses. And they enjoy donating to local organizations.

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Johnson Plumbing and Heating has been a big part of the community for more than 50 years Johnson Plumbing and Heating is not only one of the longest-tenured businesses in the community, but it has been in the Johnson family since it opened. The company was started by John Johnson back in 1967, and it celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. John’s son Brad is now the owner. Plumbing, heating, air conditioning and water treatment services are among the services that it offers. Fireplaces and barbecues are among the other products that the business sells. The company was selected to be the best plumbing outfit in the city by those who voted in the Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan Awards organized by Estevan Mercury Publications. “We provide a good service and people are appreciative of it,” said Brad Johnson, who is now the owner of the company.

The honour is also proof that people are still reading the papers distributed by the Mercury, he said. “They’re still looking at that type of media,” said Johnson. “You wonder how well-read local advertising is with the Internet and everything else, but people are definitely picking up the paper and taking the time to go through it from front page to back page.” While Johnson Plumbing and Heating has always been a family business, it has had a few different locations. The initial location was near the intersection of Sixth Street and Souris Avenue South. Then the company moved to Edward Street, and finally it wound up at its current home at the intersection of Fifth Street and 11th Avenue in 1998. Johnson started working for the company in 1984, and obtained his journeymen’s plumbing

certificate. He and his brother Rodger purchased the business from their father in 2006, and Brad

Johnson bought out his brother in 2015. “It was important (to keep the business in the

family),” said Brad Johnson. “Once you start a business, you want to keep it going.”

It’s a lot of work owning the business, but it has been a good experience, he said.

From left, Mike Borello, Neil Cinnamon, Jim Jim Niebergall, Mike Bender, Brad Johnson, Karen Meckler and Lyndon Mayuk are among the staff members at Johnson Plumbing and Heating.

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BEST OF ESTEVAN Johnson Plumbing and Heating has gone through a lot of changes, he said, thanks to technology. “The fundamentals have stayed the same, but technology has changed daily,” he said. “When I started as a service person, you had a handful of parts that could fix 90 per cent of the problems. Now you have a building full of parts.” It seems like there’s a new line of products every couple of years now. There have been some different services that the company has offered, but plumbing, heating and air conditioning services have remained at the core. Many of their customers have remained loyal to the company for multiple generations. Johnson said he has customers whose parents received service from John Johnson back when Johnson Plumbing and Heating first

opened. “They see the value in our service,” said Brad Johnson. They also have long-term staff members who have been with the company for more than 15 years. Neil Cinnamon has with the business for more than 25 years. Johnson said he enjoys working with the public and the customers, and helping people out, and giving back to the community. The business supports such causes as minor sports, the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins, the Estevan Curling Club and 4-H clubs in the area. “It’s mostly kids and community sports,” said Johnson. “It helps everybody.” And whenever possible, Johnson said the company will purchase parts and supplies from local retailers, reinforcing the value of shopping locally.

Johnson Plumbing and Heating has a large selection of products to meet the needs of the public.

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Economic development officer impressed with the local business community

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Dwight Fitz Bramble has been impressed with the local business community since he became the economic development officer for the City of Estevan last September. Bramble is relatively new to his position and could not speak in detail about the state of the business community in Estevan prior to his arrival, but he said the numbers have been good since he arrived and 2018 could be a very good year. He said the economy has rebounded since the economic downturn started in 2014, and things are steadily coming back. Bramble noted that the city currently has 600 registered businesses within the community, which he said was a very good thing. He also pointed that many people are employed with small businesses in Estevan, with one to four people usually at those small businesses. There are also larger businesses in the community, which often employ more than 100 people. “Businesses are integral to a community. We can’t do everything ourselves, and businesses offer people products and services that people need,” said Bramble. He is impressed with the local business community and is happy to see so many businesses within the city demon-

Economic development officer Dwight Fitz Bramble strating their ability to persevere through tougher times. Bramble also said that a recent Royal Bank of Canada report (RBC) predicted that the Saskatchewan economy is going to grow over two per cent this year, and he is looking forward to that growth having positive impacts on the Estevan community.

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Southern Plains Co-op offers diversified service Southern Plains Co-op is known in the southeast area for the diversity of its service, and that has been reflected through the Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan contest offered by Estevan Mercury Publications. The co-op, which has been around for more than 70 years, scooped up three awards – best gas station, best fuel supply and best bakery. General manager Brian Enns and human resources manager Carol McKay said they are grateful to be recognized, and to be able to provide such services. “I feel very proud to be recognized, to be able to provide those services, and for the communities to say that we are outstanding in those areas,â€? said McKay, whose entire 40-year career with the co-op has been in Estevan. “All of this comes down to our team members and the job that they do, and the hard work,â€? said Enns, who has been with the co-op for four years and has 35 years of experience in the co-op system. Bulk fuel is something they’re particularly proud of. The team of two drivers and two other employees works very hard to supply the delivery of fuel to farms. “When it’s spring seeding and fall harvest, they go around the clock, and I think that recognition, they truly do deserve it,â€? said McKay. B8 Âť

Southern Plains Co-op general manager Brian Enns, left, and human resources manager Carol McKay are proud of the co-op’s success.

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Co-op enjoys supporting the community « B7 “They work hard looking after our customers,” added Enns. “There is pride in their work. The big thing for them is making sure that the customer never runs out of fuel, so they can continue their operations and get the crop in the bin.” The co-op has not only seen its number of services grow, but it also serves a number of communities. Not only does it have operations in Estevan, but it also has a presence in Oxbow, Carlyle, Alameda and Gainsborough. About 200 people work for the co-op. In Estevan, the co-op has its grocery store on Fourth Street, its service stations on Fourth Street and Kensington Avenue, the bulk fuel and agro centre on Kensington Avenue, and a cardlock location on Kensington. Another cardlock will be constructed on the

truck bypass in the spring. “We have … many, many different varieties of commodities that we provide to the membership,” said McKay. “We have that ability to say that we’re not just food, we’re not just petroleum, we are a large variety of commodities and services.” Enns is particularly proud of the co-op’s business style. “Our profits, at the end of the year, are divided amongst the membership based on their purchases,” said Enns. “So the money stays here.” A co-op owes its success to people, they said, thanks to the employees, the members and the customers. “People are a large part of it,” said McKay. “They become your family. You have a home family and a work family.”

Staff members from the Kensington Avenue service station are back row, from left, Braden Piper, Jared Fornwald, Ryder Pachiorka, Ethan Ehrmantraut, Michelle Mckelkie, Duane Kuntz and manager Tannis Armstrong. Front row, from left, Rachel Sauternes, Joanne Glydon, Joan Sturgeon and Carlin Pylychaty. Missing are Tammy McCleary and Adan Peterson. Photo submitted The co-op also has a strong connection with the community. They have helped out various organizations and events with fundraisers and donations. Last year the co-op

Staff members for the Fourth Street c-store are, from left, Alison Martel, Layne Gilroy, Cindy Garling, manager Cindy Koch and Noelle Gress. Missing are Katy Crook , Tyler Dirks, Nathaniel King, Erin Kosack, Cyrus Rooks, Blake Stovin and Skylar Vicary. Photo submitted

hosted the Trail of Terror for the first time at Woodlawn Regional Park’s Larry Preddy Trails. They hope it can continue to grow. “It’s not just big events that we’re involved in,” said McKay. “We do so many small contributions to smaller groups that are looking for some help in doing whatever they need.” Thanks to the support last year, the Trail of Terror is now going to be an annual event, they said. “We track our staff in the hours they contribute to the community in volunteering,” said Enns. “That number grows and grows year after year. It’s just our team members helping out in the community where they can. It’s great to see.”

Members of the bulk fuel delivery are, from left, petroleum manager Tara Struthers, and driver sales representatives Landon Emde and Richard Parker. Missing are petroleum division manager Wendell Reimer and agro bulk manager Brad Tait. Photo submitted

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Woodlawn Regional Park holding a lottery Woodlawn Regional Park in Estevan is holding a fundraising lottery this year as a way to make up for the funds lost by not hosting Beach Bash this summer. The park, which won Reader ’s Choice Best of Estevan Awards for the top campground and the top park, is holding a lottery for the first time. Brand-new cars are among the prizes offered. “The Beach Bash was done as a fundraiser and we won’t be bringing it back, consequently we needed to raise money elsewhere,” said Joanne Schulte, the park business manager. “The Beach Bash didn’t bring in a whole lot of money but we wanted to do something to keep our funds in place so could maintain our services

win. Additionally the cost of those tickets are one for $20, three for $50 and eight for $100. We have 4,995 tickets for sale and they are on sale right now,” she added. Woodlawn Regional Park is planning to officially open during the May long weekend and is looking forward to a successful year, with funds from the lottery going towards making the park better for the community of Estevan. “That is the million dollar question in regards to how much money this lottery is going to make for the park. We simply don’t know and won’t know until our ticket sales are over,” said Schulte. “Our goal is to sell all the tickets and give away an amazing prize. We are hoping for the best possible outcome.”

and that is where the idea for a lottery came from.” The prizes that people can win are a 2018 Grey Wolf Trailer, 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2018 Prairie Time Avenger trailer, a dream vacation, a 2018 Ford Escape, 2018 ST Heritage motorcycle, 2018 Chevy Equinox and a 2018 Fiat Abarth. The winner gets to select one prize. The winner will be announced on June 19 at the Estevan Fair. Tickets are available at Senchuk Ford, Power Dodge, Murray GM, Estevan Motors, Minard’s Leisure World, Henders Drugs and the park office. “Our internal plan is we want to do some capital projects in the park.” said Schulte. “Anyone over the age of 18 can purchase a ticket and

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Thank You for Voting McDonald’s Restaurant in Estevan the Best Coffee in Town ®

Mr. Mike’s has been a valuable addition to the city It hasn’t taken long for Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual to establish itself as a valuable restaurant for Estevan. The business, located adjacent to Kensington Avenue in northeast Estevan, opened last June and quickly became a popular spot for its quality food, excellent service and overall dining experience About 55 people work at the restaurant. Even though it’s been open for just nine months, voters in Estevan Mercury Publications’ Readers Choice Best of Estevan Awards competition selected Mr. Mike’s for hav-

ing Estevan’s best steak and best seafood. John Murray, the general manager for the restaurant, is very proud that Mr. Mike’s was able to win two Best of Estevan awards. He’s particularly grateful for the staff. “The employees that work inside this building give their all every single shift,” said Murray. The first nine months have been a fantastic experience. “Everything is great here,” said Murray. “The community is amazing, the city is special and everything is going great for us.” Prior to coming to

Estevan, Murray said he did a lot of research on the city, and based on that the information, he knew Estevan would be a great city to come to. Estevan has been everything that he expected. “Meeting more people in the community, I would say it has absolutely exceeded my expectations, because the people are great here,” said Murray. He has met a lot of people through the city’s service groups and through the restaurant’s Gratitude Tuesdays. Each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., $5 from B12 »

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Gratitude Tuesdays have been popular « B11 the sale of each steak at Mr. Mike’s is directed to a local organization. Groups ranging from the Estevan Girl Guides to the Estevan Kinsmen Club, and from Habitat for Humanity to the Estevan Comprehensive School senior girls’ basketball team for their recent Shoot for a Cure tournament have benefitted from Gratitude Tuesdays. All of the Gratitude Tuesday slots for this year have already been booked, so Mr. Mike’s is booking into next year. “On the days that they’re here, there’s a 50-50 draw and a grand prize draw, so most groups make about $1,000 each night from their Gratitude Tuesday towards

their charity and their cause,” said Murray. The support for Gratitude Tuesdays has been particularly impressive, he said. Mr. Mike’s has also stepped forward with support for the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins, the Dustin Pratt Memorial Golf tournament, and cultural events. The Estevan location has the highest guest satisfaction rating of all the Mr. Mike’s locations within the company, which has 39 restaurants across B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and Murray believes the indicators for the Estevan restaurant are pointing in the right direction. “I am merely a conductor,” said Murray. “This staff is the action, and they do a great job.”

Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual general manager John Murray holds the Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan Awards that the company won.

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Encompass Fitness Studio enjoys helping others attain their health and fitness goals Encompass Fitness Studio hasn’t been open for a long time, but it has already made a difference in the lives of many of its clients. The company started four years ago as a hobby for owner Brady Johnson, and has been her fulltime passion for the last three years. It began in a 700-square foot location on Edward Street, and moved to its present home on Fourth Street, with about 5,000 square feet of space, in October 2016. Encompass has been rewarded for its efforts, as it was named the top weight loss company in the city through the Estevan Mercury Publications Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan Awards. It’s a special feeling to win the award, Johnson said. “I’m really, really excited,” said Johnson. “The whole team is. To us, It’s a compliment that we’re doing things right.” She believes that the company’s record with helping people lose weight is a big factor for being selected for the award. Encompass provides personal training, with semi-private training and

group fitness, and lots of nutrition programming. A gym area is used for classroom sessions. Clients use a variety of traditional and non-conventional fitness equipment to reach their fitness goals. “I’ve always loved helping people with their health and their fitness, and once I became a personal trainer and was taking them to the gym, I just realized how intimidating it was for a lot of people,” said Johnson. “So I wanted to create a really supportive and inclusive environment for anyone, and help provide the accountability that the gym atmosphere doesn’t always provide.” Three staff members work full-time and serve as coaches. A part-time employee rounds out the staff. The clients at Encompass love the atmosphere and the community elements, she said. Johnson enjoys seeing the friendships that are formed among the clients, who often wind up running in races together or socializing outside of the gym. Ron Wyonch has been a client at Encompass for about a year. He started with small group training,

Encompass owner Brady Johnson demonstrates one of the exercise stations located at Encompass Fitness Studio. and eventually moved into the nutrition program. As of his weigh-in on March 16, he had lost 102 pounds, making him the first to lose 100 pounds at Encompass. “I’ve been coming to class here four to five times per week, and using the nutritional program they have here,” said Wyonch.

The staff and the clients at Encompass have been very supportive as well, he said. “I’ve been getting lots of help from people who did this stuff, the nutritional, before I started,” said Wyonch. “We share lots of recipes and share lots of ideas, and if you have any problems, you can ask, and somebody usually has had similar programs that they have gone through.” Others at Encompass

have lost more than 50 pounds. Encompass members have lost more than 2,000 pounds since the business opened. For each pound lost, Encompass donates $1 to the Hillcrest School Breakfast Club. “It’s really rewarding to be able to give back for the members’ success,” said Johnson. Support for the breakfast club encourages young people to grow up with

healthy eating habits, she said. Encompass can also be found at various races in the community, such as the Coal Country Run/Walk. Encompass is also looking forward to working with Fresh Air Fitness this year. The company’s involvement in the community extends to corporate wellness programs with local businesses, helping employees manage their weight and live healthier lives.

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Home Hardware Building Centre provides a helping hand with a variety of home improvement needs Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre is a place that people can turn to for a variety of home improvement needs. Gary Schilling, who is the dealer-owner for the business, said Home Hardware Building Centre is a leader in home needs, with its hardware, home improvement products, building materials, furniture, appliances, paint, home décor and other products. “We have a very, very broad and expansive range of products that we offer to the country, and to Estevan, of course,” said Schilling, who has more than 40 years of experience in retail with Beaver Lumber, Home Building Centre and Home Hardware Building Centre. That variety in services was reflected in the Estevan Mercury Publications Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan Awards, as Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre was recognized for having the best paint, for being the best for home improvement

Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre dealer-owner Gary Schilling stands among the appliances at the business. and being the best building centre. “It means a lot to me,”

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The quality of the customer service is a big reason he believes the company was selected for three awards. “We changed to what the community requires. We changed to what the market demands,” said Schilling. “For example, we have recently expanded into the appliance industry.” Twenty-six people currently work for the building centre. Some of them have been working there for more than 20 years. The company moved into its current home just off of Kensington Avenue in 2009. Schilling said lumber, plywood and building materials rate among their most popular products. “We’re very aggressive when it comes to pricing and range of product,” said Schilling. “We offer many services that help the consumers get their products to them, with delivery service, forklift service and that sort of thing.”

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BEST OF ESTEVAN Interacting with employees and customers is the best part of the job. “That’s the biggest part of the job that I like is meeting all the people, dealing with the people, solving problems with the people and seeing people happy when I get the products that I can provide them,” said Schilling. It’s also interesting to see the changes and the adjustments in the industry, and Schilling tries to keep pace with those changes. The home improvement retailing sector has become more competitive, he said, both lo-

cally and across the province, as retailers have tried to expand the breadth of their products. “I think we have a lot of competition that has increased over the last 20 to 25 years, but as far as I’m concerned about that, that’s more of a challenge than anything. I don’t look at that as a detriment,” Schilling said. In recent years, the community has gone through some changes. During the boom years for the oil and gas sector, the building industry was also active. “We have had to diversify because the building activity has

decreased dramatically in the last five years,” said Schilling. The company supports numerous charities in the city, and provides support for fundraisers for organizations such as the Estevan Wildlife Federation and the Salvation Army. Schilling believes the local economy is going to pick up, and looks forward to seeing more activity in the area. “I think in the next two to three years, you’re going to see some changes,” said Schilling. “I think you’re going to see some new businesses come to this community.”

Schilling Home Hardware Building Centre offers a variety of home improvement products for customers.

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We’re so proud you voted us Best Grocery Store and Best Fresh Produce. We couldn’t have done it without our fellow employees and our wonderful community.

137 King Street, Estevan

C lifton’s 2018

@cliftonsnofrills

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Estevan Mercury

BEST OF ESTEVAN

Room by Room Furniture offers top-quality furnishings

Room by Room Furniture has been located at the intersection of Sixth Street and 13th Avenue since it opened in 2004.

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US ESTEVAN’S BEST TOY STORE! WE APPRECIATE YOU SUPPORTING LOCAL!

Come in & see our new 2018 stock

1132 4th Street



306.634.8100

Barry and Pat O’Handley have a keen understanding about the retail sector, and they try to bring that knowledge to their business, Room by Room Furniture. They also recognize the importance of the employees and customers in having a successful retail business. The retail business supplies all home furnishings, including fireplaces, bedroom suites, bedding accessories and living room furniture. Nine people are currently employed at the business, which is located at the intersection of Sixth Street and 13th Avenue in downtown Estevan. Room by Room won a pair of awards through the Readers’ Choice Best of Estevan contest offered by Estevan Mercury Publications, taking home recognitions for the best furniture sales and best fireplace sales. Barry O’Handley said it’s a good feeling to win through Best of Estevan. When the Mercury last offered the competition back in 2011, Room by Room won in the same categories. “When you have the people in general voting on it, it makes you feel pretty good, but when it’s all said and done, they obviously feel that we must be a fair and honest retailer to support us the way they have, and we’re very lucky to have the support from the community and the sur-

rounding areas that we do have,” said O’Handley. He believes the employees are ultimately the biggest reason Room by Room was selected for these awards for the second straight time. They’re noncommissioned, so they’re willing to spend time with customers no matter the size of the purchase. “They’re just the best people in the industry, as far as I’m concern, with the knowledge of product and the time they will take to serve a customer,” said O’Handley. The O’Handleys have become very passionate about working in retail. They enjoy working with the public, and there is a sense of satisfaction associated with owning their own business, even if it is a lot of work. “There’s also the flip side of that of the rewards and the good people you get to meet, and the great staff that you have over the years,” said O’Handley. The people make the biggest difference, he said. The O’Handleys enjoy working with their staff and the store’s customers. “It’s the great people that you meet through retail and you probably wouldn’t have that opportunity if you’re not in that retail sector,” said O’Handley. “The people who come through your door every day become your friends, and it’s a great relationship that way.”

2018

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Thank you for the honour of being voted

BEST COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 2018

PRESENTED BY

PRIVATE VIEWINGS | FINANCING O.A.C

Serving Estevan and area for over 50 years.

1226 - 4th St, Estevan 306.634.2215  www.aajewellery.ca

Corner of Kensington Avenue and King Street • 306-634-3783

Locally owned & operated since 1972

2018

THANK YOU

Proud to be Estevan’s

FOR VOTING US

We appreciate the community´s support! PRESENTED BY

BEST

GARDEN CENTRE Perennials • Annuals Shrubs • Trees • Planters Knowledgeable staff

BEST AG MACHINERY SALES BEST AG MACHINERY SERVICE

Voted BEST LIGHTING DESTINATION Fixtures Electrical Accessories Bulbs

We pride our selves in providing our community with

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

2018

Thank you for voting us! 200 KING STREET, ESTEVAN

PRESENTED BY

306-634-6407

Avonlea . Estevan . Radville . Redvers . Oxbow

www.nelsonmotors.com

HIGHWAY 39 WEST, ESTEVAN, SK • (306) 634-6422

Weekdays 8am - 9pm | Saturdays 8am - 6pm | Sundays 9am - 6pm


www.estevanmercury.ca

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BEST OF ESTEVAN The O’Handleys started in retail in 1976 when they opened Barry’s Stereo Village in Estevan. They sold stereos, televisions and other home electronics. Then they managed Econo Furniture and Sound. In 2004, they decided it was time to run their own business. Retail has changed a lot due to the growth of online shopping, he said. People are turning more to online shopping that wasn’t there when they first started in business. “Every time somebody shops on the Internet or on Amazon, they’re taking money out of the retailers pockets that used to support the hospital or Creighton Lodge or ball teams, or any sort or

recreation that we normally do,” said O’Handley. But he reminds the public that when they shop at a local business, they are supporting their community. “We support baseball and hockey and the community in general.” It’s important for businesses to support other organizations in the community, too. Room by Room enjoys giving back, he said, and it’s the support from the community that has allowed them to make those donations. The O’Handleys are always looking for new product lines to add to the business, and they look forward to continuing to serve the public.

Voted BEST

CAR WASH Thank you for your support!

Room by Room Furniture meets the home furnishing needs of the community, thanks to the diverse product lines that it offers.

2018

2018

VOTED BEST WINDOW COVERINGS

• High Pressure Spot Free Rinse

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• 2 Truck Bays • Computerized Timers

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1305 6TH STREET, ESTEVAN | 306-636-2444 www.roombyroomfurniture.net Monday - Saturday 9am - 5:30pm | Thursday 9am - 8pm Interest Free Financing Available O.A.C.

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Estevan Mercury

2018

Thank you!

VOTED ESTEVAN’S

Best Veterinarian

PRESENTED BY

Dr. Carol Ross

Dr. Jeremy Ross

Dr. Karly Lanz

I have been a partner and veterinarian with PAHC since the practice opened in 2003. I love using my diagnostic and surgical skills to improve the lives of my patients. Practicing in rural Saskatchewan means we have a varied and challenging species mix and that no two days are the same. We have an excellent team of caring, compassionate and dedicated staff that make coming to work fun.

What I still enjoy about being a vet is connecting with clients on the same level. I own, love and depend on animals as they do. We together want to be proactive with our animals health. There so much more to learn to advance veterinary medicine knowledge for the sake of not only the animals but the for the people grinding out the highs and lows of daily practice.

I have been a veterinarian at PAHC Estevan for 3.5 years now and it is an honor to work with staff that have endless compassion and care for people and their animal family and livestock. It is an honor to serve a great community like Estevan, surrounding area and beyond, and it is a priority of all the staff here to provide the best possible veterinary care that we are able to.

DVM

DVM

Veterinarian

Sarah Betnar

Melissa England

Courtney Keys

I enjoy being an RVT because every day is different! Our practice has the opportunity to treat many types of companion animals and livestock, providing a wide variety of tasks and constant growth. PAHC encourages us to use all of our skills and supports continued education and development.

I enjoy being a RVT because whether it’s a simple health exam or a complicated medical case I have a helping hand in educating and caring for a patient that has a special place in someone’s family. I have worked at PAHC for 12 years. My favorite thing about working at PAHC is the great group of co-workers I work along side of and the variety of patients I enjoy caring for.

I enjoy being a RVT because I have always had a passion for working with and being around animals both large and small animals and I get to do that every day here at PAHC. I am a recent grad from Olds College AHT program and started with PAHC in June of 2017. My favorite thing about working at PAHC is meeting the clients in the Estevan area and their lovely pets; also being apart of a great veterinary health care team!

RVT

RVT

RVT

Kristin Caldwell

Keltie Bulmer

Dawn MacKenzie

I am proud to be an RVT and enjoy educating clients about animal health and helping patients feel more comfortable when coming to stay for a procedure. I am also the Hospital Administrator and enjoy working with the staff to create a trusting and empathetic environment in which our clients have come to know and rely on. I have worked for PAHC for 14 years and was Ross Veterinary Services’ first employee. I am proud to be part of PAHC for all these years because of our wonderful clients and patients they truly make our job so enjoyable.

I have worked at PAHC for close to 6 years. As the Receptionist I enjoy the most getting to meet everyone and their pets. I’m very proud to be part of such a knowledgeable and compassionate team!

I enjoy being a Vet Assistant because I love working with animals and it has always been a life long dream to work at a vet practice. I have worked at PAHC for just over a year now. My favorite thing about working at PAHC is the amazing staff and everyday is something new and exciting.

CVO/RVT

Receptionist

Veterinary Assistant

Pepper Pepper has been part of PAHC since 2003. She has greeted every new staff member throughout the years and is always willing to play a game of fetch. She is a reminder of the unconditional love an animal has. She doesn't mind if we have had a busy or difficult day, she is ready with her ball at the end of the day.

108 Breeze Street, Estevan • 306.634.7123 www.prairieanimalhealthcentre.com  Mon. & Tue. Thu. & Fri.

8 am – 6 pm 8 am – 6 pm

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7 am – 7 pm Closed

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