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The St. John the Baptist children’s choir performed when the Estevan Rotary Club held their 61st annual carol festival Sunday evening at St. Paul’s United Church. See more photos on A3.

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Vacancy rate improves slightly It’s not a big increase, but when the previous benchmark was zero per cent, it’s a notable event. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its fall rental vacancy report last week. The report says that Estevan’s rate has climbed to 1.8 per cent. That is up from the fall of 2012 when the rate was 0.6 per cent and also over the 2013 spring report where the rate had plummeted to 0.0 per cent. Unfortunately for renters in Estevan, the increase in vacancy has not translated into lower prices. The Energy City continues to lead the way with an average price of $1,106 per month. In an interview Friday, Mayor Roy Ludwig said the City is pleased to see any increase in the vacancy rate but remains well aware that their efforts to bring more rental accommodations to Estevan are far from complete. “I guess (their work) is starting to bear fruit,” Ludwig said. “We’ve got a lot of developers in town, and they are working hard to make a difference. “I think we are starting to see incremental,

Festival Of Trees A Financial Success

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Mayor Roy Ludwig positive change. We have been working for years on this file with the Ministry of Housing and with our developers. This is absolutely good news, but I don’t think it means that we can ease up.

We have to remain focused, but it is good news.” As always, the report delves into many aspects of the local rental market. With respect to vacancy, the availability of bachelor suites and one-bedroom apartments has helped to increase the overall rate. The rate for bachelor suites was 4.2 per cent compared to 0.0 per cent last year. The availability of one-bedroom suites has risen to 4.1 per cent from 1.2 per cent in 2012. Two-bedroom suites have dropped to 0.0 per cent while the rate for three-bedroom suites was not available due to unreliable data. On the price side, Estevan experienced the largest year-over-year increase in the province at 10.4 per cent. Bachelor suites rose to $740 from $657 and one-bedroom suites increased by $87 to $1,031. Two bedroom suites averaged out at $1,175 compared to $1,111 in 2012. The largest increase was in three or more bedroom properties, which cost an average of $1,262 compared to $1,101 last year. City ⇢ A2

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According to figures collected by the provincial Ministry of Health, Estevan enjoyed a modest population boom in 2013. The covered population report was recently posted to the ministry’s website and showed that Estevan had an increase of almost 700 residents in 2013. The report is a count of all persons who held Sas-

katchewan health coverage on June 30, and although it’s not a census since it only counts those with health coverage, it is considered a good snapshot of a community’s population on a year-by-year basis. Estevan jumped from 12,444 residents to 13,115, an increase of 686 residents in just one year. The increase is somewhat of a surprise. Estevan

had experienced a steady increase from 2008 to 2011 due to the resource sector boom. But as the once frenzied pace slowed, many had anticipated that the population growth would also cool off. Instead, the opposite proved true with the city experiencing an increase of roughly five per cent. Mayor Roy Ludwig said he was pleased to hear

of the increase and feels it vindicates their argument that the 2011 census, which said Estevan’s population was 11,054, was incorrect. The City felt so strongly about their claim that they appealed the census results only to have their bid denied. “We’ve always argued the fact that the census was low,” Ludwig said. “With our transient population we

felt we were much higher than what the stats were saying. We are not surprised with those numbers, we’ve argued between 13,000 and 14,000.” Ludwig added the City has placed an emphasis on attracting more residents as well as improving the ongoing housing situation and feels the report shows they are on the right track. Mixed ⇢ A2

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The St. John the Baptist children’s choir performed when the Estevan Rotary Club held their 61st annual carol festival Sunday evening at St. Paul’s United Church. See more photos on A3.

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Vacancy rate improves slightly It’s not a big increase, but when the previous benchmark was zero per cent, it’s a notable event. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its fall rental vacancy report last week. The report says that Estevan’s rate has climbed to 1.8 per cent. That is up from the fall of 2012 when the rate was 0.6 per cent and also over the 2013 spring report where the rate had plummeted to 0.0 per cent. Unfortunately for renters in Estevan, the increase in vacancy has not translated into lower prices. The Energy City continues to lead the way with an average price of $1,106 per month. In an interview Friday, Mayor Roy Ludwig said the City is pleased to see any increase in the vacancy rate but remains well aware that their efforts to bring more rental accommodations to Estevan are far from complete. “I guess (their work) is starting to bear fruit,” Ludwig said. “We’ve got a lot of developers in town, and they are working hard to make a difference. “I think we are starting to see incremental,

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Mayor Roy Ludwig positive change. We have been working for years on this file with the Ministry of Housing and with our developers. This is absolutely good news, but I don’t think it means that we can ease up.

We have to remain focused, but it is good news.” As always, the report delves into many aspects of the local rental market. With respect to vacancy, the availability of bachelor suites and one-bedroom apartments has helped to increase the overall rate. The rate for bachelor suites was 4.2 per cent compared to 0.0 per cent last year. The availability of one-bedroom suites has risen to 4.1 per cent from 1.2 per cent in 2012. Two-bedroom suites have dropped to 0.0 per cent while the rate for three-bedroom suites was not available due to unreliable data. On the price side, Estevan experienced the largest year-over-year increase in the province at 10.4 per cent. Bachelor suites rose to $740 from $657 and one-bedroom suites increased by $87 to $1,031. Two bedroom suites averaged out at $1,175 compared to $1,111 in 2012. The largest increase was in three or more bedroom properties, which cost an average of $1,262 compared to $1,101 last year. City ⇢ A2

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katchewan health coverage on June 30, and although it’s not a census since it only counts those with health coverage, it is considered a good snapshot of a community’s population on a year-by-year basis. Estevan jumped from 12,444 residents to 13,115, an increase of 686 residents in just one year. The increase is somewhat of a surprise. Estevan

had experienced a steady increase from 2008 to 2011 due to the resource sector boom. But as the once frenzied pace slowed, many had anticipated that the population growth would also cool off. Instead, the opposite proved true with the city experiencing an increase of roughly five per cent. Mayor Roy Ludwig said he was pleased to hear

of the increase and feels it vindicates their argument that the 2011 census, which said Estevan’s population was 11,054, was incorrect. The City felt so strongly about their claim that they appealed the census results only to have their bid denied. “We’ve always argued the fact that the census was low,” Ludwig said. “With our transient population we

felt we were much higher than what the stats were saying. We are not surprised with those numbers, we’ve argued between 13,000 and 14,000.” Ludwig added the City has placed an emphasis on attracting more residents as well as improving the ongoing housing situation and feels the report shows they are on the right track. Mixed ⇢ A2

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EPS to crack down on illegal parking at leisure centre The Estevan Police Service is going to get tough with drivers parking illegally at the Estevan Leisure Centre. The EPS issued a press release last week to inform the public they have been asked by the management of the leisure centre and surrounding facilities to enforce parking violations such as the illegal use of handicapped

parking stalls, parking in designated staff parking areas and parking in fire lanes. The EPS is asking the public to abide by no parking signs and to refrain from illegally parking in designated areas. They also warned that illegal parking can result in expensive fines and/or expensive towing and storage fees.

Mixed results for southeast communities

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⇠ A1 “All of our managers and people have been focusing on this, and we are starting to see some gains and positive movement,” he said. The report also provided an interesting look into Estevan’s demographics. Due to the type of work available, the Energy City has long been considered to have a younger population base. That was backed up by the report as it said that

more than half of Estevan’s residents were 39 and under. As for other communities in the southeast, there were no major population swings in the past year. Bienfait saw a decline of just three residents while Torquay had a gain of 29. Lampman gained four residents, Midale increased by 32, Oxbow grew by 78 and Macoun added 40 residents. Along with Estevan, both Carlyle and Weyburn

had strong gains. Carlyle jumped to 2,010 residents from 1,886 in 2012 while Weyburn went from 11,403 residents in 2012 to 11,725 in 2013. The RM of Estevan saw a jump from 533 in 2012 to 588 while the RM of Coalfields had an increase of 25 people. Overall, the Sun Country Health Region enjoyed a solid increase, jumping from 56,890 to 58,644.

City vows to continue work ⇠ A1 As for the rest of the province, Weyburn can now lay claim to having the lowest vacancy rate at 1.5 per cent. According to the CMHC report, crude oil exploration and production is largely responsible for the low rates in both Estevan and Weyburn. They also noted that the addition of work camps in the region has helped to improve the rate. The highest rate in Saskatchewan is in Prince Albert where they are at 10.3 per cent. After Estevan, the highest average rent is in Lloydminster at $988. Sas-

katoon and Regina are third and fourth respectively. Despite their declining rate of availability, Weyburn renters pay the least in Saskatchewan at an average of $699. Ludwig said along with increasing the availability of rental properties in Estevan, the City also remains focused on finding more affordable accommodations for low -income earners or those in difficult circumstances. One project of note is a potential housing complex that would provide housing for Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute students and those in need of afford-

able housing. The City, Southeast Regional College and Estevan Chamber of Commerce have been working on this project for a number of months and plan to release a report in January on the economic impact of the Bakken oil play on southeast Saskatchewan. The report is part of building a business case to show both the provincial and federal governments how an investment in housing would help the local economy continue to flourish. “We are meeting with all of the involved groups, and we would like to get

some of the larger businesses that have issues with accommodations involved and try and get the province to buy in as well as the federal government,” Ludwig said. “Of course the City would have to come to the table, and our contribution would be land.” The economic impact report is expected to be released during the Estevan Chamber of Commerce luncheon Jan.8 at the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute. Southeast Regional College CEO Dion McGrath will be the featured speaker at the luncheon.

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T-Rex passes first test during Dec. 10 fire The investigation into the fire that caused significant damage to T&T Repair on Dec. 10 is continuing. The Estevan Fire Rescue Service was alerted to the blaze shortly after 7 a.m. and upon arriving on the scene found the shop area of the Kensington Avenue based business completely engulfed in flames. Deputy Fire Chief Dale Feser said the department’s immediate focus was to prevent the blaze from spreading to the shop area and neighbouring business, Apex Distribution. “Our arriving fire crews established exposure protection streams, to save the Apex building from starting on fire,” Feser said. “Our next arriving engine, being the (T-Rex aerial truck) was dedicated to stopping the spread of the fire in the involved building.” Feser added last week’s fire was the first opportunity the department had to use their T-Rex aerial truck in an actual fire. The City of Estevan purchased the unit at a cost of well over $1 million and Feser said they were “thoroughly impressed” with it. “Once we got the aerial master stream up and in place, that really stopped the spread of the fire from the main shop to the office complex,” he said. “We were able to stop the fire dead in its tracks, prevent the spread, safely work and dump lots of water on there. “We were talking after and said had we not had the same equipment, there is no

way we would have been able to stop that fire; we would probably have lost that full building. It definitely saved a lot of work and a lot of time.” Feser added that one of the most important features of the aerial unit is that it can be controlled by just two firefighters, with one sitting at the turntable operating system located at the base of the arm and another with a remote control. “It frees up our manpower resources to do other things on the scene,” Feser said. “It didn’t go without some hiccups. It is a very thirsty truck, so water for fire suppression is definitely an issue, so we have to have a fairly secure and well-established water supply in order to use it effectively. We never ran into that on this particular fire. We had a good strong hydrant that had a 10-inch main so were able to supply water to that truck and it worked beyond our imagination.” Feser said there were no employees in the building at the time of the fire. He also wished to thank the staff of Apex Distribution who allowed the firefighters to use their business to warm up while they were battling the blaze. The temperature at the time of the fire was below -30 Celsius with the wind chill. “They did a bang up job by providing a place for our firefighters to warm up while we were rehabbing them. We were all kind of frozen stiff.”

The Estevan Fire Rescue Service’s T-Rex aerial truck saw its first action in a fire Dec. 10 when they battled a blaze at T&T Repair. The unit was credited with helping prevent the spread of the fire to the two adjoining structures.

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CEO responds to criticism regarding medication management in Sun Country When the acting provincial auditor filed her report with the legislature last week, there was one note within it that singled out the Sun Country Health Region as having a weakness in medication management at the Weyburn and Estevan hospitals. The issue was reported in the Dec. 11 issue of the Mercury. That weakness is now being addressed and did not cause extra concerns for Sun Country CEO Marga Cugnet, as long as the concerns were being looked into and corrected. “The auditors pick certain sectors to take a detailed look into each year and pharmacy was it this year,” said Cugnet. “Overall, pharmaceutical management is pretty good. There are balances and checks in place, but they were not always being followed in our two hospitals.” Cugnet added the pharmacies at Weyburn General and St. Joseph’s in Estevan are open from Monday through Friday during gen-

eral business hours, but pharmacists remain on call on weekends in case their advice is needed. “We also have communications with all the local retail pharmacies in the event the hospitals run out of a certain medication. It’s quite rare when we can’t get something we need. There is great value in having the pharmacists available for consultations,” Cugnet said. “But I did not find the auditor’s criticism disturbing at all, but we know there is room for improvement.” The acting auditor, Judy Ferguson, noted the two hospitals in question had effective processes for managing medications except for the fact that the policies were not always followed for after-hours access and medication disposal, and the region needed to address issues related to medication errors. Cugnet said that this could entail having the pharmacists revisit the policies already in place. She speculated that one or two pharmacists may have

missed a policy information session, so it might just be a matter of going back to get the person updated on what the expectations are. She explained that when drugs are accessed after hours, there is a requirement for the pharmacist on duty the next day to do a follow-up to ensure the right medications and proper doses were used. That would address the major concern raised by Ferguson in her report.

“Overall, pharmaceutical management is pretty good. There are balances and checks in place, but they were not always being followed in our two hospitals.”

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CBSA officers successful in contributing to child pornography convictions

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials at the North Portal port of entry were pleased to see their efforts at preventing sexual exploitation of children were paying off this past month with the completion of some court cases that focused on those matters. On Nov. 25, Roger Mead pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and received a one-year sentence, as reported in The Mercury. Mead had been arrested at the North Portal port on Oct 20 when CBSA officers seized more than 4,000 illegal images that had been in his possession. North Portal officers also encountered three more cases involving the sexual exploitation of children on Nov. 6, 8 and 9. Two men have been charged for possession of and/or importation of child pornography and will be appearing in court at a future date while one male was released and not charged. In other border-related incidents, CBSA officials noted that on Nov. 2 a man expecting to come to Saskatchewan for hunting was denied entry after it was revealed he had three convictions for assault causing bodily harm. On Nov. 3, a woman from Delaware told officers she was entering Canada to visit a friend in Edmonton for three months. CBSA officials noted that it appeared as if she was carrying most of her possessions so they asked further questions regarding schools and employment. These were questions she was unable to answer properly and had changed the stories numerous times. She then stated she was on vacation from work. The woman was subsequently handed a removal order for being a non-genuine visitor. When she was made aware of her situation and the pending return to the United States, the woman indicated she had no money for gas nor anywhere to go. She did depart, only to return two days later with a different story that, was again, filled with untruths and deception, so she was denied entry again and advised she could not return for another attempt at entering Canada for at least one year. On Nov. 4, a 24-year-old South Dakota resident informed officers he was entering Canada to visit a friend for 10 days. During the examination CBSA officers discovered the man was actually attempting to enter Canada to work in Estevan for three to six weeks. Due to the deception, he was issued a removal order and barred from entering Canada for one year and officers escorted him back to the American side of the border. On the court-side of issues, CBSA officers made note of the fact that on Nov. 6, Joel David Pennington Jr. was convicted of smuggling firearms into Canada and was sentenced to time already served in custody. A 33-year-old traveller was flagged by customs officers on Nov. 10 for further examination since he had undergone seizure of goods on a previous occasion. This time officers found prohibited pepper spray in the vehicle, and he admitted that he knew it was a prohibited substance for importation so was penalized $500. A commercial truck driver was denied entry into Canada on Nov. 11 due to a previous theft conviction. The next day a pilot driver for a commercial oversized load was refused entry since he had two impaired driving convictions as well as three assault convictions. On Nov. 24, CBSA officers denied another commercial driver entry when they learned the 58-year-old man had been convicted of sexual assault, aggravated assault with a weapon and an impaired driving charge, among other things. On Nov. 18, CBSA officers processed the importation paperwork for a 2014 model trailer that had been delivered

to North Dakota. Despite being given numerous opportunities to do so, the man involved failed to declare the $2,100 shipping fee, which had to be included in the final declared price of the product. The importer therefore paid an $880 penalty as opposed to a regular GST payment that would have been $105. At the Estevan Highway port of entry in November, males attempting to enter Canada for a variety of reasons were denied entry on Nov. 3, 10 and 14. The Nov. 3 incident involved a 58-year-old North Dakotan who wanted to pay a short visit to Estevan. He was on probation for an assault causing bodily harm conviction, so he was refused entry as were two men on Nov. 10 due to previous criminal records. They too had been expecting to go to Estevan for a short visit. The Nov. 14 potential visitor was a 32-year-old Florida man who was also heading to Estevan for a day until CBSA officers discovered he had multiple impaired driving convictions as well as a record for smuggling 30 kilograms of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. On Nov. 22, a man entering Canada undervalued more than $2,000 in auto parts and border officials at the Estevan Highway port raised doubts about the receipts that were offered since they were handwritten and scribbled. The man eventually admitted the receipts had been altered before his declaration and the items in the parcel had been undervalued. He was penalized $500, which was substantially more than the $200 he would have paid with a truthful declaration of value. On Nov. 26, two relatively naïve Oklahoma men stated they were coming into Estevan to look for work. Neither of them had proper identification to enter Canada and neither was in possession of a valid driver’s licence. They were both unaware that they required permits to work in Canada. The driver eventually admitted to having been convicted of eluding an officer of the law, trespassing, driving while his licence was suspended (four times) and breaking and entering. Further background checks also showed he had been convicted of resisting arrest, reckless operation of a motor

vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and failure to pay fines. The passenger, in the meantime, displayed signs of being under the influence of narcotics while at the port, and he admitted to having been convicted numerous times for drug possession, failing to appear in court and having pending impaired driving charges laid against him. The background check showed he had been charged more than 25 times for these offences in the past two years in a number of states. Both men were refused entry into Canada. At the Oungre port of entry crossing, nine people were denied entry, six of whom were for criminal records. On Nov. 3, a 25-year-old resident from Colorado who was trying to enter Canada for a day, admitted to being convicted of assault causing bodily injury, participating in a riot and the reckless discharge of a firearm. He too, was refused entry. On Nov. 30, a husband and wife arrived at the Oungre port and declared $1,600 in goods but indicated to the CBSA officer there were additional invoices in the back seat of the vehicle. Since there were no other vehicles in the queue, the officer allowed them additional time to re-add their receipts to provide an accurate declaration. The second accounting led them to declare $2,180 in goods along with some cigarettes and alcohol. A routine search then ensued and the CBSA official uncovered another bag and receipts for goods valued at $520 that had not been declared. Further searching uncovered more receipts in various bags totaling more than $1,770 in undeclared electronic equipment, clothing, shoes and household items. The couple was ultimately fined $410 for false declarations as opposed to the $175 in GST they would have paid if they had gone about the business truthfully. Anyone with information regarding suspicious crossborder activity is encouraged to contact the CBSA Border Watch team toll-free at 1-888-502-9060. For general information regarding CBSA contact the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999.

After a couple of months of slightly slumping volumes, traffic on the Canadian side of the international border crossings at North Portal and Estevan Highway, picked up significantly in November compared with November of 2012. At North Portal, the province’s busiest port of entry, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers processed 12,184 travellers, 6,782 light vehicles and 10,890 commercial trucks in November of this year.

fic, volumes at this station were also up from November of last year when there were 2,480 light vehicles and 408 commercial trucks passing through this port along with 4,306 travellers aboard. Additional information released by the CBSA indicated that 74 people were refused entry into Canada in November at the North Portal port of entry. Twentyseven of those people were refused entry due to previous criminal records.

International border business by the numbers Those numbers represent an increase of 1,400 more travellers, 427 light vehicles and 3,057 commercial trucks compared with the same month in 2012. The busiest days were Nov. 3, 11 and 30 with Nov. 11 being the busiest one of them all. At the Estevan Highway port there were 2,760 light vehicles processed in November along with 240 commercial trucks and 4,710 travellers. With the exception of the heavy truck traf-

CBSA officers at North Portal issued 51 work permits and two study permits and granted permanent resident status to 419 people. There were also 29 seizure actions, which resulted in $5,285 being assessed in penalties for travellers who either undervalued or did not declare their purchased goods. At the Estevan Highway port of entry, 12 people were refused entry, nine of them being denied due to previous criminal records.

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Putting smiles on small faces It was a bit of a downer this week to learn that local support for such things as the Salvation Army Kettle and mail out campaigns and the Angel Tree campaign were lagging in comparison with last year. But then we also have to realize, like we did with this year’s ambitious United Way fundraising target, the community may not have infinite wealth at its disposal all the time. There just may be some limits to the charitable gift giving. If this is the case, well, the Energy City is not alone. According to the Fraser Institute, charitable giving is down right across Canada this year and was last year as well. In fact, there has been a general downward trend to Canadian’s donation pace since 2005. On the whole, Canadians give 0.64 per cent of their total income to charities now compared with 0.81 per cent seven years ago. That’s a decrease of $23 billion. Across the provinces, Manitobans are the most generous with just under 26 per cent of the tax filers claiming charitable donations on their tax returns. The least generous on that scale are from New Brunswick at 20.7 per cent. On the combined income scale, Manitoba was still the most generous with 0.89 per cent of their income going into the donation pots while Quebec contributed the least at 0.30 per cent. When it came to the average dollar value, Alberta led the way with $2,321 while Quebec brings up the rear at $655. The national donation average is $1,519. Across the United States and Canada, counting up 64 jurisdictions, we find that the Americans are far more generous on the donation front. Utah leads the way for all the states and provinces, and our Canadian leader, Manitoba, doesn’t check in until No. 35. Alberta and Saskatchewan tie for 45th place while Nunavut has the distinction of being last on the jurisdictional scale. As noted in this week’s article on the slow down of support for the Angel Tree, organizers of this charity drive are bang on in their assessments. In most cases, single parent families, or others who struggle financially every month, can usually find a way to make their way through the first 11 months of the year. December can be a challenging month though for those on fixed incomes or forging through on minimum wages. Even the most modest Christmas season treats will come with a price of $100 to $300. That may be a drop in the bucket for those making $40,000 or $80,000, but for those struggling with gross incomes of under $30,000, and there are quite a few in our city, that extra $200 spent on making Christmas something worthwhile for the kids, translates into another bill not being paid, which can very easily cause a negative financial chain reaction that could take several months to rectify. Putting a smile on the face of a child sometimes comes at a greater cost to others, and we must all be aware of that fact. And often that child, who needs to smile, lives in Estevan. Let’s remember that as we head into the home stretch of the Yuletide season.

Prairie Perspective MURRAY MANDRYK Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader Post

Honest finances not too much to ask for

Is it asking too much to have one honest set of books telling us how our tax dollars are spent? This should be rudimentary to governing. Yet — notwithstanding the never-ending commitment to “accountability” and “transparency” we hear from our politicians — it’s something we still don’t have in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan government continues to operate from two sets of books. It does offer a “summary finance statement” giving the whole picture, but that’s not the primary set of books it works from. Instead, the government operates and communicates from the general revenue fund (GRF) budget that just tells us about the taxes and royalties collected versus the department spending without offering a complete picture of Crown and overall debt, Crown dividend transfers, fiscal stabilization SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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A memorable Christmas It’s not the presents, it’s the presence. It’s about the people not the gifts. I know we’ll have a hard time convincing the youngsters, but I am a firm believer. I know from my own experience, the best Christmas I had as a youngster was when my cousins visited. I can recall only a couple of memorable Christmas presents, but I most fondly recall the occasion when our entire family of four got together along with four to six aunts and uncles, one grandmother and fi ve cousins, for the grand occasion. We h a d a l a rg e h o u s e , but even it was challenged when everyone showed up at once. The fact that both my parents were engaged in retail businesses that required them to be on hand right up to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve didn’t seem to fase anyone, including them. We pitched in and got it done, including the Christmas morning stuffing of the turkey. I expect those of us who were pretty young at the time weren’t helping but rather more or less, serving as the pylons that had to be circumvented by the adults and near adults who were doing the real work. I remember cousin Kent making up his own Christmas carols and cousin Grant cutting cousin Kent’s hair with a pair of blunt scissors, because it seemed like the thing to do at Christmas.

Norm Park All Things Considered Cousin Allan, the oldest, put in time at the store and then told tall tales and helped reconstruct the giant Lionel model train setup we had laid down throughout the entire second floor of the house. The tracks ran in and out of all four bedrooms and down the hallway, powered by three transformers that kept three locomotives and cars running all at once. There were a few crashes. The train set had been accumulated piece-by-piece, by my father over several years, beginning in his youth. It was impressive, and it was always packed away in about six big boxes in the basement. But on this one occasion, this one Christmas, the whole dang shooting match was brought out and assembled. With a little tweaking, everything ran perfectly. We kids absolutely loved it. One engine emitted smoke, we had dump cars, side tracks, a couple of stations and as noted, a few crashes when one train made better speed in the master bedroom while Train B in the spare bedroom was slowing down to allow Chinkamarker, our pet cat to cross safely. Because we couldn’t see all the tracks, all the time, since it wound around under beds

funds and whether we actually have a surplus or a deficit. So why can’t our government just operate from one, honest summary financial statement that tells us the whole story? That question has again been raised in the wake of Opposition Leader Cam Broten calling for Finance Minister Ken Krawetz’s resignation over the latest Provincial Auditor condemnation that basically calls Krawetz’s 2012-13 GRF budget dishonest. To better understand, it’s helpful to understand a couple of things. For starters, finance ministers do not — under any circumstances — ever resign. Not even acting Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson’s “adverse” opinion that Krawetz actually had a $580-million deficit budget last year — not the $58-million surplus he claimed — is grounds for resignation. But wouldn’t an auditor saying the budget is false be reason for firing the finance minister? Well, not when you have actually allowed finance ministers to keep two sets of books for years. All previous governments, including the NDP government played many of the same games, relying on Crown corporation dividend payments or fiscal stabilization funds — money left over from previous surpluses — to balance the annual budget. It was these very tactics that allowed the NDP government to claim it presented 14 consecutive balanced budgets when it really did no such thing. In fact, it can be argued that the NDP government was actually even worse than the Saskatchewan Party government when it came to giving the whole picture. The NDP didn’t even

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and through closets and all four bedrooms, there were plenty of mishaps. Nothing got trashed beyond repair. Of course Peppy, our cocker spaniel would make an occasional dive at one of the passing freight cars and cause a derailment. It might have been because we had dog biscuits in the freight car. That’s just a guess though. The train set kept us amused for two full days and yes, we had fun opening gifts, but most of all, I recall the universal laughter, the practical joke we played on Granny, the confusion, the snow, the tall Yule tree and waking up on Christmas morning, dining on Mandarin oranges for breakfast and admiring the cooking and baking skills of my mother and sister and older cousins. Everyone played on Boxing Day. Nobody headed out to any store to go shopping. The stores weren’t open and nobody cared. We had what we needed. We had people. There were other memorable Christmases, including the one I spent in a Montreal airport and train station with my mom, and another in an Ontario restaurant sharing a pizza with a bored waitress and another one on a warm, sandy Caribbean beach. But those are just fl ashpoints. The one I remember vividly is the one spent with those crazy cousins when we were just stupid kids, doing what kids do at Christmas.

go through the pretense of presenting a summary financial statement at budget time until 2004. And until 2004, its fiscal stabilization fund wasn’t even a real account with real funds. It was just a paper shuffle. Unfortunately, Krawetz and the Sask. Party have kept up most of the deceitful budgeting practises of the NDP and have added a few wrinkles of their own. Those additional wrinkles entered the realm of deceit and are why the Provincial Auditor, for the first time in history, issued her warning that Krawetz’s 2012-13 GRF budget can’t be believed. Like the NDP finance ministers, Krawetz did not properly account for total debt and pension liabilities. But he took matters a step further by not properly booking the costs of building hospitals and schools, so that last year’s books looked $638-million-plus better than they actually were. This takes us back to the bigger question: Why can’t we just have a little honesty in government financing with a March budget each year that accurately reflects how much we take in and how much we spend? Well, the short answer to this is that it’s much better for government to have two sets of books that allows it to claim its operational budget is balanced when it really is not. That way, it’s easier to justify overspending that buys votes while downplaying revenue losses that sometimes suggest a government isn’t really doing a great job of running things. Like the NDP, this is what Krawetz has done … although he has taken it one step further to accomplish that goal. In short, completely honest accounting in government is never in the government’s interest.

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Writer feels bullied by government The Editor: Expropriation occurs when a public agency takes property for a purpose deemed to be in public interest. So, in public interest, I am writing in response to the statement “It is believed that other land owners have reached an agreement.” (From Nov. 27 article, Earthwork commences on heavy truck bypass.) The land was taken by the government. I most certainly did not agree to sell land for a route that was not well thought out or properly planned. It will be an inconvenience to many rural people who will have to travel miles out of their way just to get to Estevan. School bus drivers will have to pick up

the rural children earlier because of a lack of access. I did not agree to sell land for any reason and not for far less than market value. I’d like to ask the Highways Minister if he would sell his property for less than half the market value? Would the minister also wish to be liable for a large borrow pit next to his house if someone got hurt falling into it? Some landowners have been told that the highway will buy, dig the pit to remove soil for the highway. When they are done with it, it will be fenced, but the owner will be responsible. Why would the highway ministry not go one mile further away from the

city and come out at the truck scales? It is a truck bypass and they already own the land the scales sit on. Or is it that they don’t have anyone to bully? Why harass and bully people for eight years just to build a road? It should have been done in a year. Or are they just wanting to bully the people to wear them down to get a lesser dollar amount than is current land value? Canada is supposed to be a free country but not according to the highways ministry. We are supposed to be treated equally but not according to the highways ministry. Disgruntled Landowner, Jerome Threinen

Why is gov’t cutting in prosperous times? The Editor: Despite being handed a powerful, resource-driven economy, the government’s mid-year budget update shows it is slashing nearly $50 million from health care and millions from education. This government’s priorities are out of line with Saskatchewan families. People are working harder than ever and driving Saskatchewan’s economy – they deserve a government that invests that back into hospitals and classrooms instead of cutting its way into a crisis. This government has created rampant understaffing and overcrowding throughout the health care and seniors care system. There are crumbling hospitals and seniors care facilities. Nearly two dozen communities have seen reductions in health care services, like suspensions in acute care and emergency rooms. Regina could be next, with only enough doctors to fill the next two

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weeks before the emergency room could have to close at night. And, sadly, with regional health authorities in deficit, this government isn’t done cutting health care. The government is also cutting this year’s education funding. Saskatchewan’s students and teachers are in overcrowded and under-resourced classrooms and many schools are in need of repairs from asbestos removal to roof replacement. Despite the great need in Saskatchewan schools, the government is cutting another $3 million from an already-tight education budget and more than $5 million from post-secondary education. The economy is doing well, but health care, seniors care and education are, in many ways, in crisis. Saskatchewan families would not choose to cut health care and education, so this government’s spending decisions just don’t make sense. Trent Wotherspoon NDP Finance Critic

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Finance minister must resign

The Editor: The finance minister must resign over untrustworthy books. Saskatchewan’s independent provincial auditor has issued a warning that the government’s central books cannot be trusted. For the first time ever in Canada, the independent provincial auditor filed an adverse audit opinion on the government’s central financial statements. The very serious move from the auditor is unprecedented in Canada. The provincial auditor’s adverse audit opinion states that this government’s 2013 general revenue fund statements are “full of errors” and “not reliable.” If the books can’t be trusted, neither can the finance minister manipulating them. That’s why it’s time for the premier to ask for the finance minister’s resignation. Adverse audit opinions are incredibly rare – this is the first ever issued in Saskatchewan and the first in Canada for a government’s government-wide accounting. Only a handful of adverse-opinion designations have ever been given to specific ministries in other provinces – never as a result of the government’s central bank account, the general revenue fund. In the private sector, an adverse opinion could force a publicly-traded company to be de-listed from the stock exchange. While the government has been reporting a surplus of $60 million for this year’s budget, the auditor tells us this government is actually running a massive deficit of nearly $600 million this year. It’s absolutely mind boggling that this government is struggling to manage our provincial finances when it’s been given such a strong economy and record revenues. Instead of stubbornly refusing to be accountable and transparent, the government should appoint a new finance minister to clean up the mess and start Saskatchewan back on the path to clean books. Cam Broten Leader of the Opposition, Saskatchewan’s NDP

Sask. Green Party remains concerned The Editor: The Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) is very unhappy that 2013 is quickly drawing to a close on a sour note. The Wall Government is allowing the province’s affordable housing crisis to continue escalating. The latest example of an entire apartment building full of renters being evicted in Regina with two months notice is making the crisis even worse. Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner. Where are these people and others like them supposed to go? There is almost nowhere for these individuals in Regina to rent. It’s time for the Wall Government to take action to remedy this crisis: • Encourage municipalities to make it easier to zone neighbourhoods for mobile homes and other

portable forms of housing, • Give more power to the Office of Residential Tenancies (the Rentalsman) to protect renters from being evicted during winter months, • And if needed, the government itself should build more rental housing units that can be sold to low-income individuals at an affordable cost. The solutions that our party is putting forward may not be perfect, but our ideas beat doing nothing at all, which is exactly what the Saskatchewan Party Government is doing. Hopefully Premier Wall will spread some early Christmas cheer by taking the GPS’ recommended actions seriously and end this housing crisis immediately. Victor Lau, Leader, Green Party of Saskatchewan

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Province unveils new website The provincial government has unveiled a new website, Saskatchewan.ca, which is aimed at improving access to information and services. In a press release it was noted the previous Saskatchewan government website at gov.sk.ca was created in 2006, before tablets and smart phones were commonly used. It has since grown to more than 400,000 pages of content, and its size and complexity make it hard to find information and services. Research with Saskatchewan people found that grouping information by related topics under the headings “Live,” “Work,” “Play” and “Government” will make the new website more user friendly, as it will be organized by Saskatchewan people’s interests rather than by government ministries. This change also reflects what Saskatchewan has to offer visitors, potential investors and people consid-

ering moving to Saskatchewan. The new website uses analytics to track and promote frequently visited pages like the Highway Hotline, saskjobs.ca or where to find day care, so the most sought after information can be highlighted and kept current. The first phase of the website project was completed between June and December 2013. The $1 million cost of the project came from existing government website and IT budgets. The release added that Saskatchewan.ca is part of an overall program to enhance online services to citizens. The web project included planning for the new digital program, gathering citizen feedback into their wants and needs, selection and implementation of a new content management system, reviewing more than 400,000 pages of content on the current website, design for the new site including a more accessible and mobile-friendly site; build of the new website and testing

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Council Briefs

News and notes from the December 9 regular meeting of Estevan city council Councillor Chris Istace tendered his official resignation at the meeting. In a letter to council, Istace, who is moving to B.C., said he is “grateful for the trust the citizens of our city had placed in me and hope that I fulfilled my obligation to their satisfaction.” Mayor Roy Ludwig commended Istace for his work and credited him for bringing a different perspective to council chambers. Ludwig added he is hopeful that a person who can also bring a youthful perspective to council will run to replace him in the upcoming by-election. • • • • • • Regens Disposal provided a report on the multimaterial recycling program for October and November. In the report it was noted that Regens collected 39,920 kilograms of recycling in October, which came to 11.82kg per cart. They also collected 295,862kg of trash for a per cart average of 21.01kg. In November, Regens collected 35,370kg of recycling, which worked out to 10.38kg per cart. They also collected just over 200,000kg of trash. • • • • • • The Estevan Fire Rescue Service report for Sep-

tember was also included in the meeting minutes. The department attended to just two fires in the month and two hazardous materials calls. False alarms continued to be a significant issue with 11 of them in September. • • • • • • Council approved a change order request for work on the new water reservoir. The request was deemed necessary as the SaskEnergy gas meter installed at the reservoir was too small. Councillor Brian Johnson requested that the City look into who requested the incorrect gas meter and if they had any way of recouping the costs. • • • • • • Council gave first reading to a rezoning request from Trimount Developments that would allow the company to subdivide 8.42 acres of land in the Dominion Heights area, which they have optioned for purchase. The land is currently designated as an urban holding zone and Trimount is asking for a change to three different zone designations. The residential low density zone would allow for 19 single detached homes while the low density mix would clear the way for 10 semi-detached (duplex) units. The residential medium density request

WIT announces strategic review Over the past several months, the board of Weyburn Inland Terminal has been reviewing strategic options for WIT. The company has retained Johnson Advisory Services Inc., as its financial advisor, to assist in exploring and evaluating strategic options. The decision was made by the board to pursue expressions of interest regarding the potential sale of some or all of the company. After receiving several non-binding expressions of interest, the board has elected to further develop and negotiate a definitive transaction agreement with two critical objectives in mind; “maximizing value and liquidity for shareholders, and providing a strong competitive environment for our customers as our business environment continues to evolve.” According to a press release, there is no firm timetable for reaching an agreement, and WIT cautions that there can be no assurances or guarantees that these negotiations will result in a definitive agreement. The WIT board said it will only approve a specific transaction if it determines that a transaction meets the two critical objectives mentioned above and is in the best interests of WIT. If any transaction is approved by the

board, the transaction will be presented to shareholders for their ultimate approval. As part of the review of strategic options, WIT has amended the CEO’s employment agreement to ensure continuity and support during the strategic review process. The agreement permits the CEO to terminate his employment at any time after Jan. 15, 2014 and receive a retention payment in an amount equal to 15 months’ salary and a pro-rated bonus. The decision was apparently not unanimous as board members Allan Richards and Dale Mainil have resigned effective Dec. 10. The reason provided for both resignations was a fundamental disagreement with the strategic direction adopted by the board of directors. WIT is a farmer-owned and farmer-directed grain company located on the CP Rail Soo Line near Weyburn. Since its beginning in 1976, The Terminal has been at the forefront of change in the industry, leading the way to help improve the overall efficiency of Canada’s grain-handling system. The philosophy and goals of the company are summed up in its mission statement: Profitability Through Service, Innovation and Integrity.

would allow for two multi-unit parcels for yet-to-be determined multi-family developments. Now that first reading has been given, council will wait two weeks to allow for any objections to the request to be presented. • • • • • • Council also passed a new bylaw that will allow for the establishment of a new traffic control committee. The new committee will be comprised of the chief of police, public works manager, a member of the Estevan Police Service traffic enforcement group and council will also have the option of placing a councillor on the board or appointing an at-large member. The purpose of the committee is to study, consider and make reports and recommendations to council on traffic matters when requested to by council, a council committee, the Board of Police Commissioners and private citizens.

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NDP calls for minister Krawetz resignation at close of fall session The fall session of the provincial legislature ended with the Official Opposition NDP Leader Cam Broten calling for the dismissal of the province’s finance minister following an adverse audit opinion by the province’s independent auditor. Broten said the province should listen to the strong warnings from the auditor. “The proper reporting of the facts needs to occur and a recognition that the words of the auditor should be heeded,” said the Opposition leader. “What we’ve seen so far is that the government has a very dismissive approach, saying everything is fine and that things have never been better with the work of the finance minister.” Last week, the NDP called on Finance Minister Ken Krawetz to resign from the role. “What I look to are the words and the opinion of the independent provincial auditor, who is non-partisan, who reports to the legislature. What we’ve seen is for the first time ever in Canada, the independent provincial auditor has filed an adverse audit opinion on the government’s central financial statement. “That’s a huge deal,” said Broten. “If this was the same thing occurring in the private sector with a publicly-traded company, we know there’s a possibility the company would be delisted from the stock exchange. The chief financial officer would have some major questions to answer and would be held accountable.” To have the auditor make this audit statement is something Broten called unprecedented and of “huge” concern to what information the government is providing to the public. “It’s an issue of accurately reporting the true statement of finances,” said Broten, who noted the auditor called the general revenue fund statements “unreliable” and “full of errors.” “That’s very strong language. It really comes down to the fact this government left stuff off the books in order to show a $60 million surplus, but the auditor said that if everything was reported as it should be, you’d actually see a deficit of $600 million. That’s a huge discrepancy. “Any time in the province there should be accurate reporting of finances, but it’s especially puzzling when the economy is strong,” added Broten. Regarding the fall session, Broten said the legislature covered a lot of ground, and he added the party fo-

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cused on issues that mattered to Saskatchewan families. “We covered a lot of topics, but key areas that really stand out were a very strong focus on better seniors’ care and better health care in general.” The need for the right investments and the right kind of education for the provinces’ students were pointed out by Broten as well as the need for new schools. “When we bring these new schools into being, the government has to make sure we’re doing it in the smartest way, the most cost-effective way and the way that brings the best actual school building for the community,” Broten said regarding the public-private partnership (P3) model the government is looking to employ. He noted the NDP brought forward a private member’s bill to help ensure transparency regarding the P3 approach. “I was really shocked at this government’s decision to vote against this bill,” said Broten, who called the proposed legislation a common sense piece that was about doing what’s right. The bill called for an independent watchdog to observe any P3 project to ensure everything was done properly, along with full reporting of the construction costs and costs of borrowing. It also called for at least

three bids on any project going forward. “To have the government vote against it, for me was a real head scratcher, because it’s just a common sense thing to do,” added Broten. Broten also touched on the need to diversify the economy to ensure today’s prosperity will last long into the province’s future. Regarding the skilled trades shortages, Broten said the province should provide opportunities to connect people with the available training. “If we want our prosperity to last, if we want to have a strong economy in the future, it means taking those next steps now,” he said, noting job training is vital to that. “When we look at (Estevan), with the Energy Training Institute, (we want to) ensure that it’s used to its full potential.” Broten suggested there has been a degradation of seniors’ care across the province. The removal of minimum standards of care, which required a certain amount of personal care time to each resident has been removed, along with any plan to respond to short staffing. Those are issues the provincial NDP party will be focusing on going forward.

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Last week, one of the Grade 5 classes at Spruce Ridge put together 20 gift boxes of common i te m s to p re s e nt to guests of the Warm Welcome shelter this Christmas. The boxes will be delivered to the shelter this week.

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Hearthstone keeps forward momentum

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Estevan Mercury

Donation to Creighton Lodge

Creighton Lodge accepted a $5,000 donation from The Floor Store last week, with the money going toward further improvements to the building. Creighton Lodge’s Shelley Veroba stands with The Floor Store’s Chris Tarnes, who presented the cheque to lodge manager Judy Pratt.

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Despite the disappointment, the organization vowed to reach their goal and thanks to the efforts of their many volunteers, they did just that. Schell credited the members of the United Way board for their determination in seeing that they reached their goal in 2013. She said many of them went above and beyond to reach the $350,000 mark. “They went canvassing at their workplaces and

things like that,” she said. “The community too, a lot of people when they found out we hadn’t reached our goal gave us a double donation. The community really needs to be proud of all they accomplished in helping us get there. “This has been a situation we haven’t been in in over 30 years. None of us who have been on the board for 15-plus years have ever seen this be an issue. It made us see it from a different light and it will help us see it from a different light next year.” Although the United Way was able to continue its streak of reaching their goal, one notable streak did end as the Kingston, Ont. United Way reached their goal before the Estevan UW, which had been the first in Canada for well over 20 years.

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New fundraisers on the go at Creighton Lodge As one of the great success stories regarding co-operation among the southeast municipalities, the managers at Creighton Lodge continue to plan big things for the seniors’ living complex. The roof at Creighton Lodge has undergone some refurbishment following some question as to whether it would need to be completely replaced. Lodge manager Judy Pratt said they were relieved to find out there was a good 20 years remaining in the roof’s life expectancy, so the overhangs were removed to counter some water issues. The problem was that the drainage, which guided water off the roof was in the overhangs and water would melt and freeze, compromising the integrity of the overhangs as they filled with moisture. “They had to be removed,” said Pratt, noting the north and south sides of the building will no longer feature overhangs. The lodge also saw an upgrade and replacement of

its fire system. Pratt noted the old system would set off alarms across the building if someone was burning toast. “That was just too much, so they’ll still get a little smoke detector in their room to tell them their toast is burning. If the fire alarm does ring, we know now that it’s serious,” said Pratt. She said people would get complacent when the alarms went off because there were so many false alarms. This system rings down to the Estevan Telephone Answering Service, which then calls the Estevan Fire Rescue Service. With regular maintenance always on the go, with another $45,000 to repair pillars in the foundation, the lodge is now focusing fundraising efforts on the expansion and renovation of the building’s main foyer and entertainment area. Creighton Lodge received a pair of donations last week, and as those contributions continue to trickle in, they also started

a lottery in the hopes of raising another $90,000. Participants may purchase a ticket for their chance to win one of three travel vouchers with winners drawn at an event in May. Last week Creighton Lodge received approval from Saskatchewan Lotteries. Pratt said the consortium of rural municipalities that own Creighton Lodge are now fully pushing for the renovation project and the fundraising required. “We’re back on track now for the fundraising for the lounge,” said Pratt. The renovated and expanded lounge is expected to cost in the $600,000 to $700,000 range and Pratt said they are about halfway to that goal. There are 1,000 tickets available in the lottery and prizes include travel vouchers of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500. Pratt said they are planning a fundraising dinner on May 10 at Doug Third Hall, and that’s when the draws will be made. “We’ve never done this before, so we just

ARC Resources donated $2,000 to the Creighton Lodge Resident Council Fund, which was put toward a Christmas party for the residents. From left, Lorna Nelson, Kay Himmelspach, Gwen Walton and Dawn Hengen. thought, if we’re going to make these draws, we’d like to make it a big deal,” she said. Those looking to purchase a ticket in the lottery may call Creighton Lodge or contact any member of the Creighton Lodge trust committee, which is made up of representatives from

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Building permits soar in November After a slow start to the year, the City of Estevan has gone over the $50 million mark in building permits. The City released the November report at the Dec. 9 regular meeting of council and it was highlighted by an impressive $14.8 million worth of permits. November’s big totals pushed the City to $51.4 million for 2013. Mayor Roy Ludwig said the permits report is more proof the Energy City is among the provincial leaders in growth. “It’s another positive thing and all of these factors point to the need for us to work closely with the province and (federal government) for the continued

infrastructure help that we need for this growth to continue.” Overall, nine permits were issued in November. The bulk of the financial total came from one commercial permit which had a value of $8.36 million. There was also one multifamily permit with a value of $4.7 million and one single family home permit which was valued at $814,200. The City no longer provides detailed data on the permits, but Ludwig believed the commercial permit was for a hotel that will be located on Kensington Avenue. The surge in building permits comes after what could be described as two

down years when compared to the highs of 2008 to 2010 when the City set a number of records. Ludwig said in looking forward to 2014, the City is anticipating the building pace will remain brisk. Among the projects of note is the ongoing work by Trimount Developments in the Dominion Heights subdivision. Also on the housing front, work on The

Ridge, a modular home park on Estevan’s southern outskirts, began earlier this year and WestD Construction, the developer behind the project has already confirmed plans for a second phase. On the commercial side, there are currently plans for three new hotels along Kensington Avenue. The City has also sold land located behind Walmart to an Alberta developer that has plans for commercial and industrial development. The construction pace has also remained strong on a provincial level. According to the report, October was a very busy month for construction companies as building permits totalled

a record $370.6 million. According to a government press release monthover-month, building permits were up by 26.2 per cent between September 2013 and October 2013, the highest percentage increase among the provinces and well ahead of the 7.4 per cent posted nationally. According to the Statistics Canada report released earlier this month, building permits were up by 14.0 per cent when compared with October 2012, second best in Canada and better than the 6.2 per cent decline recorded nationally. “The Saskatchewan economy is in very good shape,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “Building

permits released today support the overall growth and more importantly, reminds us to be optimistic about the versatility and strength of our economy.” Residential building permits were $172.5 million in October 2013, up 7.0 per cent over last year. Non-residential permits came in at $198.2 million, a 20.9 per cent rise over last October. “As we move into the latter months of 2013 with record building permit figures, it is very clear we are among the top economies in Canada,” Boyd said. “The stellar performance this year suggests 2014 will be another good year filled with optimism and prosperity.”

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The Estevan Rotary Club decided last Tuesday afternoon, during their regular noon luncheon meeting, to donate a total of $14,700 for the purchase of Shelter Boxes to assist with the recovery efforts in the Philippines. The boxes contain everything from small tents, to water filtration systems and are designed to be shipped quickly and easily into disaster zones. The Rotary Clubs have been special promoters of the Shelter Boxes after seeing how effective and efficient they have been over the years. As promised shortly after the typhoon hit the Philippine islands, the Canadian government will be matching the local club’s effort and therefore doubling its effectiveness. The Shelter Boxes not only restore some comfort and relief but also some dignity for those who continue to suffer as a result of the disaster. The local Rotary club members personally donated $6,350 to the disaster relief effort. That was matched by the Estevan Rotary Foundation, which then added a further $2,000 to the cause, allowing the total donation effort to climb to the $14,700 mark.

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“A sitting city council representative on the chamber board has provided an excellent sharing of information and has improved our ability to advocate on behalf of the membership.” – President Ken Rowan

Chamber takes look back at 2013 The Estevan Chamber of Commerce took a look back at the year that was during its monthly luncheon last week. President Ken Rowan was the featured speaker at the luncheon and spoke about the chamber’s work throughout 2013 and their plans for the upcoming year. As in past years, Rowan said the chamber’s mandate continues to be advocating for its members to the local, provincial and federal governments. He noted that advocacy took many forms in the past year. For example, the chamber was asked by its membership to acquire the final construction costs for Affinity Place. Rowan said the request was not meant to shine a negative light on the work done to make the arena a reality, they were seeking a full accounting of the costs occurred. “(The City) has stated to provide a more transparent and accountable process,” he said. “In return, we were also tasked in regards to our transparency by city council. We have also started supplying city council with our meeting minutes and other information on a regular basis.” Rowan said the improved communication between the chamber and City was the result of a strategy that includes regular meetings, which include the mayor and city manager representing the city

Estevan Chamber of Commerce President Ken Rowan gave a rundown of the chamber’s 2013 activities at their monthly luncheon last Wednesday. and chamber president and executive director. “In addition, the reintroduction of a sitting city council representative on the chamber board has provided an excellent sharing of information and has improved our ability to advocate on behalf of the membership by allowing direct discussion at our meeting with the council representative.” Rowan said that twoway relationship has also improved the chamber’s ability to provide economic development services as they now have a greater awareness of City priorities and projects.

Although they didn’t have any cause to advocate on a provincial level in 2013, Rowan said they were active federally with regards to amendments made to the temporary foreign workers program. A letter stating the chamber’s position on the topic will be sent to MP Ed Komarnicki. Aside from advocacy work, Rowan said the chamber was also active on the economic development side. Unlike the majority of communities that have an economic development director in their employ, the City and RM of Estevan contract the chamber

to perform those duties on their behalf. One of their major projects in 2013 was the business retention and expansion report, which was developed from a survey the chamber conducted among local businesses in 2012. Rowan said from the survey, the chamber developed a number of questions, which were then put forth to the City. The City’s response then was taken back to chamber members. “This transparent communication provided a greater value to the survey.” The 2013 version of

the survey focused on the city’s professional services sector and will result in a new report to be released in 2014. Rowan said one of the main themes emerging from their work is that the business community desires to see the City to “conduct exhaustive longterm planning and provide far greater communication about their plans and intentions.” To that end, Rowan noted the City has issued a request for proposals to obtain a planning consultant that would focus on a long-term strategy. Another highlight

for the chamber was the completion of their economic development plan, a document two years in the making. The plan included three strategic goals: increasing investment attraction and promotion; increasing labour recruitment and retention and promoting business growth and development and retention. As the goals develop into a more defined action plan Rowan said the chamber will be relaying progress to the community. Tourism also remains a major focus for the chamber. Their biggest event of the year was the second annual Beach Bash at Boundary Dam, which was a massive success. Rowan said the event will likely be taken over by Woodlawn Regional Park this year, and they anticipate it will continue to grow. As for the year ahead, much of the chamber ’s focus will be on the first Estevan Energy Expo. Scheduled for June 11-13, the expo will cast a spotlight on all aspects of the local energy sector. Rowan said five of their seven speakers have already been booked for the event, which will be held at Affinity Place. “You will start to see a mass promotion in the coming weeks and months,” he said. It was also announced at the meeting that Rowan has agreed to remain as president for a second term.

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SaskEnergy announces changes in Estevan SaskEnergy has announced it will be discontinuing its cashier service in Estevan. The Crown corporation announced in a press release last week that it will maintain cashiering services in Saskatoon and Regina, but will discontinue its cashiering function in 2014 at nine provincial office locations including Estevan. In the release SaskEnergy said it will allow them to focus frontline employees on customer service in higher demand areas, such as telephone inquiries and new customer connection activity. They added that, on average, less than four per cent of customers now use cashier service at these locations. Use of cashiering services has steadily

declined as the majority of customers pay their natural gas bill through their financial institution, including on-line and telephone banking, or preauthorized withdrawal with SaskEnergy. Cashiering services will be discontinued in Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, North Battleford, Swift Current, Weyburn, Estevan, Tisdale and Kindersley. Cashier services in Regina and Saskatoon will be unaf-

fected as customer walkin numbers are highest in these two centres. No job loss will occur as a result of this change. “As the needs of our customers change, it’s important that SaskEnergy keep pace and continue to provide high levels of service,” said Doug Kelln, SaskEnergy president and chief executive officer. “This measure will help us to better focus resources on demands from a rapidly increasing residential,

business and industrial customer base across the province. “We also wanted employees to continue working on these customerrelated responsibilities within their home communities with no relocation necessary.” The release noted these measures are expected to result in $1.3 million of internal labour resource redeployment annually, allowing SaskEnergy’s employees to more

effectively serve customers. Cashiering closures will be in effect January 2nd, 2014. SaskEnergy also provided information on how customers pay their bills province wide: • 67 per cent through financial institution options; • 15 per cent through pre-authorized payment; • seven per cent through cashier service including Regina/Saskatoon;

• dropping below four per cent cashier use in these nine specifi c locations; • six per cent through other Crown cashier service; • five per cent through mail. SaskEnergy added customers who need to switch from cashiering service payments have other options available to them, including: • SaskEnergy’s PreAuthorized Payment Plan (online application to fill out); • Your financial institution’s telephone banking or online service; • Mailing your cheque and bill stub to: SaskEnergy Box 6300, STN MAIN Regina, SK, S4P 4J5

New record set for natural gas consumption The recent run of cold weather helped SaskEnergy produce a new record for daily gas consumption. In a press release the company said in the 24-hour period from December 6 to 7, TransGas, the natural gas transmission subsidiary of SaskEnergy, delivered 1.24 PetaJoules (PJ) of natural gas to its customers. This is a five per cent increase over the previous record of 1.18 PJ/day, which was set on January 18, 2012. A PetaJoule is a unit of measurement

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Crusader #1 .............................................Corval Flemming .........................................................3C5-35-12-31 Vortex #2 .............................................Postell et al Workman ........................................................... 9-36-1-32 Alliance #4 .......................................... Caprock Rosebank Hz ......................................1D14-11-2D16-11-5-32 Betts #3 ...............................................Highrock Lightning Hz ..........................................2C13-5-2C15-5-8-32 Canelson #16 ................................CPEC Queensdale North 2Hz ...................................... 2D11-33-1A4-4-7-1 Red Dog #3 .........................................Elkhorn Elcott East Hz .......................................... 3B13-11-1C5-14-2-2 Ensign #602 ........................................... Harvest Carlyle Hz ............................................... 4A9-23-3B2-23-8-2 D2 Drlg #1 ............................................V40C Elcott East HZ ........................................... 3C5-24-3B14-14-2-2 Betts #1 ...............................................Elkhorn Pinto East Hz ..........................................4C13-2-1C13-11-2-3 Stampede #1 ..................................... Longview Pinto East Hz ........................................... 4D2-21-4A2-16-2-3 Canelson #14 .................................... Kinwest 08 Alameda Hz ........................................... 3B4-28-3A1-28-3-3 Panther #4 ............................................ Canera Willmar 2Hz .......................................... 10B16-33-1B8-33-5-3 Alliance #1 .......................................... Spectrum et al Willmar ............................................................. 7-34-5-4 Precision #381 ....................................... CPEC Viewfield Hz ..........................................3D14-23-1C14-26-8-5 Precision #117 .................................... Arc et al Steelman 2Hz ......................................... 5A11-31-4C4-31-5-5 Canelson #26 ............................................ CPEC Kisbey ................................................................ 1B4-17-8-5 Precision #381 ....................................... CPEC Viewfield Hz .......................................... 3A4-27-2D13-27-10-7 Canelson #11 ....................................Canera W Kingsford 2Hz ........................................ 2D11-13-2A1-13-4-7 Precision #120 .......................................CPEC VIewifeld Hz ................................................4D9-2-4C12-2-8-7 Precision #380 ....................................... CPEC Viewfield Hz ..............................................1D1-13-1C4-13-9-8 Canelson #25 ........................................ CPEC Viewfield Hz ............................................ 4A1-18-3A1-17-10-9

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natural gas used by homes, businesses and industry. Record-setting and near recordsetting usage days are happening more frequently as SaskEnergy continues to add more new customers than ever before. Since the previous record was set, SaskEnergy has added close to 14,000 new customers — homes, businesses and industry — to its distribution system. SaskEnergy’s system is designed around this increased growth, ensuring additional

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CPEC Viewfield Hz .......................................3D15-14-2D15-23-10-9 12D331 Mosaic K1 Esterhazy 1 WSW ....................................................................................................... 15-13-20-33 13K152 Alliance #5 ............................................. CPEC Viewfield Hz ......................................... 6B13-12-1B13-11-9-9 13B037 KRC Cantal South DD ..................................................................................................4D16-18-2D16-18-5-33 13K135 Canelson #21 ........................................ CPEC Viewfield Hz ............................................. 2B12-3-2A9-3-8-10 12J237 Phase et al Manor .............................................................................................................................10-11-8-1 13K115 Canelson #27 ........................................ CPEC Viewfield Hz ............................................... 2B5-3-2A8-3-8-10 11J193 Triwest Alameda East SWD ................................................................................................................16-9-4-2 13G118 Partner #4 ............................................... CPEC Oungre HZ .......................................... 1B4-31-1B13-19-1-12 11H433 Kinwest 08 Alameda .........................................................................................................................11-28-3-3 13H271 Alliance #3 .............................................. CPEC Oungre Hz............................................... 1B2-10-3A2-3-1-13 13C125 CPEC Viewfield Hz ..................................................................................................... 7D15-29-3D15-32-10-6 13D065 Panther #3 .............................................. Husky Oungre Hz............................................. 2B3-26-4A3-23-1-13 12G154 Silver Spur Viewfield Hz ...................................................................................................... 4C13-3-4B4-3-7-7 13J223 Canelson #23 .......................................... CPEC Hoffer Hz ............................................ 2C5-15-4B12-16-1-14 13B299 CPEC Viewfield Hz ....................................................................................................... 3D16-23-2D16-26-9-8 13K110 Canelson #24 ...................................Canera Flat Lake V1U Hz .......................................2D12-2-4A3--3-1-16 13B127 CPEC Veiwfield Hz ............................................................................................................1D1-24-2D1-19-8-8 13K386 Panther #1 ...........................................Canera Tatagwa N Hz ..................................... 2A11-26-2A16-26-6-16 12E307 CPEC Viewfield .................................................................................................................3C4-12-3D1-12-9-9 13K238 Ensign #604 .....................................Yancoal Southey North RE .................................................. 15-15-24-19 13C062 CPEC Viewfield ..............................................................................................................2C12-19-1C16-24-8-9 13K189 Predator Drlg #5 .......................................EMCL Harptree ............................................................... 6-21-4-26 12C096 CPEC Viewfield WSW .........................................................................................................................9-10-8-9 12J173 CVE Weyburn .................................................................................................................................15-26-6-12 13A034 CPEC Hoffer Hz .................................................................................................................3A4-14-4B4-2-1-13 13K137 RROI Ryerson Hz .........................................................................................................4B16-23-2D16-26-7-30 13A116 CVE Weyburn 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............................................................................................................................ 13-31-13-31 11B210 Mosaic K2 Esterhazy 6 WSW ........................................................................................................ 12-26-19-32 10E269 Mosaic Esterhazy 2 EH .................................................................................................................. 12-22-19-33 10G299 CPEC Wawota ................................................................................................................................. 8-13-12-33 12D331 Mosaic K1 Esterhazy 1 WSW ........................................................................................................ 15-13-20-33 12J237 Phase et al Manor .............................................................................................................................. 10-11-8-1 13J327 Petrex et al Carlyle 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............................................................................................................................... 4-20-14-16 12B199 Sparton Ceylon ................................................................................................................................ 16-29-6-18 13C033 Epsilon Ceylon Hz .......................................................................................................... 4C6-31-1C14-36-6-19 11K043 PBEN Pangman DD ......................................................................................................4B16-15-2D15-15-7-20

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Disturbances keep Estevan police engaged

There was an array of erratic and illegal activities in the Energy City during the past week that led to the need for police intervention. On Dec. 13, Estevan Police Service (EPS) personnel stopped a vehicle on a local street due to the fact the vehicle did not have activated tail lights. Upon closer inspection, the female driver exhibited signs of impairment, so a roadside breathalyzer test was made, which she failed. Subsequent breathalyzer tests were undertaken later at the police station, and in both instances, the driver failed, so she has been charged for driving while impaired and driving while her blood-alcohol level was over .08 per cent. Another call that day led police to a local lounge in response to a disturbance. When they arrived, police were informed that the person causing the disruption had left, but pointed out the woman who had been involved in the incident who was talking to a group of people outside the establishment. As the police officer got into the police cruiser, the woman in question also got in and refused to leave, so she was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in public and held in cells until regaining sobriety. On the night of Dec. 13, EPS members were called to a business in the city’s northeast sector in response to a call concerning suspicious behaviour by a patron. The 32-year-old subject was spoken to by police and left the premises when asked to do so. Following that event, police stopped a 17-year-old woman in the central part of the city and seized an amount of marijuana along with some paraphernalia. Police also

confiscated a quantity beer. The woman was charged with being in possession of marijuana and is now slated for a court appearance on Jan. 6. She was also charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol. The next stop for EPS members was in the central part of the city, to follow up a report of a sighting of several young people consuming alcohol. Three youths were charged for being minors possessing alcohol. The next dispatch signal sent police to a north side lounge to follow up a report of a patron causing a disturbance. A 55-year-old man was arrested and transported to the police station where he was lodged in cells until sober after being charged with being intoxicated in public. While on patrol later that night, EPS members spotted a 39-year-old man walking on the street in the central part of the city and carrying an open container of alcohol. He was charged with having and consuming alcohol other than in a private place. A call regarding a suspicious person possibly entering a vehicle in the central part of the city was looked into. Police found the person in question and spoke to him about his suspected action and placed the incident under investigation. Police were called to a residence in the central part of the city as a result of a noise complaint. The homeowner was warned about the City’s noise bylaw. A domestic disturbance attracted police to the city’s north side later that same night. Further investigation led to the arrest of a 39-year-old woman who was transported

to police cells and lodged there for the night. The Dec. 13 night shift ended with police responding to one more disturbance that resulted in the participants fleeing before police arrived, one intoxicated female who was refusing to get out of a taxi cab and a number of other violations associated with people using cellphones while driving or speeding on city streets. On the Dec. 14 night shift, police attended to several residences in response to noise complaints. Most were handled with warnings. As the night progressed, EPS members were called to a northeast establishment in response to a report of a disturbance in progress. They ended up arresting a 33-yearold man who was lodged in cells until sober after being charged with being intoxicated in public. EPS personnel were then called to a north central lounge after a male patron was refusing to leave and was in possession of an open container of alcohol where it was not allowed. The 26-year-old man was arrested and lodged in cells until sober and was charged for being intoxicated in public. Another 26-year-old man was transported to the police station after kicking in a door at a north central business. He was lodged in cells until sober. The Dec. 14 night shift wrapped up with a 31-year-old man observed leaving a north central establishment with an open container of alcohol. Due to his level of intoxication, he was arrested and lodged in cells until sober and was charged with being intoxicated in public.

Conditional sentence handed down to drug trafficker A man facing drug trafficking charges will serve no jail time following a sentencing session at Estevan provincial court on Monday. A pre-sentence report was completed to assist presiding Judge Karl Bazin in sentencing Raven Engel who pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking, as well as one count of possessing property obtained by crime. Engel was 19 when he was arrested in June 2011. He now lives in British Columbia. Bazin presented his decision to sentence Engel to a 14-month conditional sentence order, allowing him

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Wilhelm Construction got into the giving spirit recently as the company held a food drive to support the Estevan Food Bank. In return for a day off work, the staff of the local business collected an impressive 800 pounds of food and owner Nathan Wilhelm matched that with an $800 donation to the food bank. Presenting the food to Salvation Army Lieutenant Brian Bobolo (front left) was Joe Corr (back left), Stephen Wilkinson (back right) and Nathan Wilhelm (front right).

Young workers reminded to get certified As the busy retail holiday season approaches, young job hunters and their employers should remember that young workers looking to work during their school break must complete a Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course before they can start working. Saskatchewan workers aged 14 and 15 must successfully complete the course and print out a certificate in order to be allowed to work. Employers are required to keep a copy of the certificate in their files for each of their 14 and 15-year-old employees. “The course is designed to teach anyone entering the job market about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace and stresses the importance of knowing and

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Mall tree auction for schools met with success with $4,825 raised

The sale of 20 decorated Christmas trees went very well last Wednesday night at the Estevan Shoppers Mall according to mall promotions manager Jane Howard. “The sale raised $4,825, and 100 per cent of the money raised went back to the schools, the day care centres or organizations that did the decorating,” she said. The top selling trees at the auction conducted by Jason LeBlanc of Ritchie Bros. Auction Service were decorated by the Bienfait (Weldon) and Alameda school students with each one going for $400. Howard said 15 Estevan and area schools participated in the tree decorating event with some using class-made decorations and ornaments to dress up their six-foot artificial trees that had been donated by the Great Canadian Oil Change and the Shoppers Mall for the event. There were three day-care centres involved in the project as well as two trees decorated by the Red Cross to assist with the relief efforts for the typhoon victims in the Philippines and one for the local Warm Welcome homeless shelter program. “We also had Santa on hand, sponsored by Turnbull Excavating, and we will have one more day with Santa before Christmas,” said Howard. “There will be more events and projects that are being planned right now that we’ll be able to announce and talk about early in 2014,” she said. In the meantime, the amount raised by each school for their tree will be directed back to the school itself for school programs. The Estevan Shoppers Mall kicked off its Christmas festivities on Wednesday night with a tree auction, square dancing and other activities.

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Bruins hand Terriers pair of losses SJHL club falls in Melville to cap tough week Despite having a challenging schedule last week, the CanElson Drilling Estevan Bruins earned four points from a trio of games against the SJHL’s elite. The Bruins defeated the Yorkton Terriers twice by a score of 4-3, knocking them off their perch as the top team in the league, before losing 4-2 to the Melville Millionaires on Sunday. Estevan (14-13-2-2) edged the Terriers at home on Dec. 10 before visiting them on Friday in Yorkton, then heading to Melville two days later. The two wins over the Terriers also wrapped up the season series between the clubs, with each team winning three. “When you play those guys, it takes a team effort, you gotta get everybody going. (In Estevan) we played a fairly complete game and got a lot of pucks to the net. The game up there, we were able to capitalize on our chances. They were few and far between, but we managed to capitalize on them,” said Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood. On Friday, Ben Johnstone scored twice in the third period to help the Bruins recover from a 2-0 deficit, and Tanner Froese scored the winner midway through the overtime period. “We caught them on a bad change. They dumped the puck and didn’t get it deep enough in our zone,” Lewgood said of the winning goal. “Froese and (David Robertson) recognized it. Robby made a terrific pass to Froese, he was all alone and he made no mistake.” Johnstone recently returned from a shoulder injury that kept him out for a month, and Lewgood said it was rewarding to see him score a pair of clutch goals. “Benny had a great game that night. He’s a big part of our team and it’s nice to get him back.” New acquisition Brett Boehm opened the scoring for the Terriers late in the first period on a power play. The star winger and reigning SJHL rookie of the year was acquired from Flin Flon last week and impressed in his first game with Yorkton. “He’s dangerous. That was our fourth time seeing Brett this year and that was the best I’ve seen him. He looked revitalized with those guys,” Lewgood said. Kailum Gervais added

Bruins right winger Keegan Allison gets ready to shoot the puck past Yorkton Terriers rearguard Sam Stormoen during the first period of a 4-3 win on Dec. 10. to the Terriers’ lead seven minutes into the second, with Boehm drawing an assist. The Bruins got on the board eight minutes later on Wyatt Garagan’s fourth goal of the year. Lewgood said it was important to get some secondary scoring, with players other than Froese and Austin Daae — both sitting top five in league scoring — finding the back of the net. “You need it. Those guys have been great for us, but at some point, those other guys have got to start chipping in. Johnstone and (Austin) Roesslein have contributed a bit that way lately.” Johnstone tied the game five minutes into the third, but Derek Falloon handed the lead back to Yorkton six minutes later. It appeared the Terriers would hold on until Johnstone scored again, with only 72 seconds to go. Yorkton outshot the Bruins 38-23. The Bruins had a pair of 17-year-old top prospects in the lineup, with defenceman Josh Rieger playing his first SJHL game and forward Chase McKersie playing his fourth. Lewgood described Rieger’s first game as solid. “He played really well. He fit in just fine and looked like a pro.” In Melville, meanwhile, the Bruins iced just 16 skaters due to a combination of

injuries and affiliated players not being available. The game stayed scoreless through 40 minutes before witnessing six goals in the third. Despite allowing four goals in the final frame, Lewgood said it was probably the Bruins’ best. “We had a really slow start in the first. I think we’re just tired and banged up and we tried to double shift some guys who are maybe a bit banged up this time of year.” The Bruins were outshot 40-26 and Lewgood said the play of netminder Matt Gibney was the biggest reason the game was deadlocked after two. “We don’t plan on hanging with those guys, that’s not the plan. We plan on beating them. We didn’t play well the first two periods and the reason we were hanging with them is Gibby was playing so well. It wasn’t for lack of effort, our guys were tired and banged up.” M e l v i l l e ’s Ty s o n Predinchuk started a busy period for the goal judges just 43 seconds in, giving the hosts the lead. Bruins defenceman Nolan Nicholas tied it less than two minutes later with his second SJHL goal. T.J. Constant, who Melville acquired from the OCN Blizzard earlier in the week, gave his new team a 2-1 edge halfway through the period, but Austin Roesslein knotted the score again a minute later

with a shorthanded tally. Just when it appeared overtime was looming, the Mils wrapped up the victory with two late goals. Alec Brandrup lit the lamp on a power play with three minutes left and Lane Harbor added some insurance with 84 seconds to go. Lewgood said that although his team passed a tough test last week, the Melville loss is disappointing. “Our goal going in was

two out of three, but once we got the first two we should’ve gotten the third one.” With two games left before Christmas, both at home — last night against the La Ronge Ice Wolves and Friday against the Notre Dame Hounds (7:30 p.m., Affinity Place) — Lewgood said the break comes at a good time for the walking wounded on his club. “We need to get healthy. Even guys in the lineup are

playing injured, tired and sick.” The team is hoping injured winger Lynnden Pastachak and defenceman Brett Blatz will be able to return for the two-game series against Weyburn on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1. Defenceman Nick Egan is temporarily away from the team for personal reasons, but is also expected to be back for the Weyburn games.

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To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Bienfait Coalers still have a big goose egg in the loss column after defeating the last-place Redvers Rockets twice in a home-andhome set. The Coalers (9-0) dumped the Rockets 5-3 in Redvers on Friday, then won by the same score at home the next night. In other Big Six Hockey League action on Friday, the Carnduff Red Devils dropped the Arcola-Kisbey Combines 7-3 and the Midale Mustangs defeated the Oxbow Huskies 3-1. On Saturday, the Wawota Flyers routed Oxbow 6-1 and Midale earned a 7-4 win over Carnduff. The Huskies (5-3) remain in second place despite the two losses, but have dropped back into the pack, now sitting eight points behind the Coalers. Midale (4-3) sits in third, tied with Carnduff (4-5), while Arcola and Wawota are tied for fifth at 3-4-1. Redvers (1-6-2) rounds out the standings. Bienfait’s Brennan Wrigley remains the league’s top scorer, with eight goals and 18 points. That puts him three points ahead of teammate Chris Hammett and Wawota’s Kelly Currie. Coalers puckstopper Jackson Walliser owns the league’s top goals-against average at 3.11, followed by Redvers’ Ryan Matthewson (3.18), Oxbow’s Aren Miller (3.22) and Midale’s Jesse Chenard (3.33). The Coalers lead the league in goals scored, with 55, and have allowed the fewest goals, with 28. There are seven games on tap this week leading into the league’s Christmas break, beginning with a tilt in Midale tonight, with the Mustangs hosting Arcola. On Friday, Carnduff is at Bienfait and Redvers visits Oxbow. Saturday’s three-game slate sees Oxbow at Redvers, Wawota at Arcola and Midale at Bienfait. On Sunday, in the final game of 2013, Arcola is in Wawota.

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Salaway scores four in Apex Bruins win Facing injuries and having to make some lineup changes, Estevan Apex Bruins head coach Dalton Giblett put a new line together on Saturday. The trio of Kyle Salaway, Dylan Lay and Kaelan Holt produced immediate results in a 7-1 spanking of the Regina Wild. Salaway had four goals and two assists, Lay had five points and the new line combined for 14 points to help the Midget AA Bruins (10-6-3) stay in fifth place in the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League. “They had six out of the seven goals, so they sparked a little energy. That happened right off the bat, a couple of chips, a couple of 2-on-1s, Dylan Lay buried two quick goals and that’s what started it,” Giblett said of the pounding, which came 24 hours after a disappointing 5-2 loss to the bottom-feeding

Weyburn Wings. The Bruins took a 3-1 lead after the first period on Saturday, getting a pair of early goals from Lay and another from Salaway nine minutes in. Colby Brandt had the Wild’s lone goal in the opening frame, a power play marker three minutes in. Estevan scored four unanswered goals after that, three of them by Salaway. His goal 70 seconds into the middle period put the Bruins up 4-1 and Mitchell Morrison’s power play tally midway through the frame put the game into blowout territory. “In the second period, they took some penalties and the wheels kinda fell off for them,” Giblett said of the Wild. “I’ve been on that side of the coin too and you can’t do much to stop it. We had power play after power play and we didn’t

A loose puck comes to Apex Bruins forward Talys Halabuza in front of the Bruins’ net during a 7-1 win over the Regina Wild on Saturday. score that many goals, but we did do some good things that we’re going to work on.” Indeed, Morrison’s goal was the only one the

Junior midgets stomp Royals The Estevan Blue Rock junior midget Bruins earned three points from a pair of games on the weekend. The midget team comprised of 15-yearolds tied the Regina Blues on Saturday in the Queen City, then hammered the Regina Royals 8-0 on Sunday at the Civic Auditorium. Jordon Nykiforuk and J.J. Holma each scored twice to lead the Bruins past the Royals. Colein Poole, Brayden Pachal, Prestin Bergen and Erik McKersie also scored, while Josh Giblett added four assists. The Bruins scored three goals in the first period, one in the second and four more

in the third. Cam Lavoie earned the shutout between the pipes. On Saturday, Noah Denomie’s power play goal for the Blues with 4:25 left in regulation forced the tie. Affiliated player Josh Skjonsby scored twice for Estevan, with Giblett potting the other. Chase Pelletier and Will Jordan had Regina’s other goals. Cole Barnstable was in goal for the Bruins. The Bruins have three games left before Christmas. They host Melville on Friday (7:45, Civic), then visit Melville on Saturday and the Regina Mustangs on Sunday.

Bruins managed on 12 opportunities. Salaway scored two more goals in the third, one coming 79 seconds in and the other at the 11-minute mark. “They moved the puck pretty good tonight and that’s the difference. Against Weyburn (on Friday), we didn’t move the puck. We thought we were going to get two points just by showing up. You can’t be like that,” Giblett said. “Regina did have some chances. I think they had three breakaways and they didn’t score on any. (Goalie) Landon (Audet) played very well and that was another key.” On Friday, meanwhile, the Bruins handed Weyburn (3-10-3) just their third win of the season.

The Wings scored four unanswered goals, including three in the third period. “We didn’t work. We thought we were going to win just by showing up. We let Weyburn hang around, hang around and we had some chances to put them away early and we didn’t. Then when we got down by two goals, we took it to them for the last four or five minutes, but you can’t win hockey games like that,” Giblett said. The Bruins led early, with Holt scoring a power play marker late in the first to put them ahead. Weyburn’s Conar LaFoy scored in the middle of the second to square it up, but Salaway struck back on a man advantage 45 seconds later. Konrad Proszak’s goal

for Weyburn two minutes later put the game in a 2-2 deadlock entering the third. Aaron Dionne scored the winner for the Wings seven minutes in. Goals by Cole Rooney (on a power play) and Jarrett Metheral later in the period put the game out of reach for the Bruins. With the Bruins just past the halfway point of their 36-game schedule and about to enter the Christmas break, Giblett said a rest for his banged up players will do some good. Only four players have suited up in all 19 games so far. “We haven’t had a full lineup yet. We’re bouncing guys around, in and out, defence, forward, so our consistency has been up and down. “Hats off to the kids, they’ve been doing a really good job. Every night they come to the rink, they don’t know who they’re playing with or where they’re playing. It’s a good thing some of them can’t quite skate backward or they’d be playing D too,” Giblett laughed. Still, the Bruins managed to go unbeaten for seven games recently and are within striking distance of the top teams in the league. “It’s a confidence builder for these kids and they’re doing a really good job,” Giblett said. The team’s last game of 2013 is on Saturday against the Regina Flames. Game time is 3 p.m. at Affinity Place.

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Panthers fire 51 shots at Thunder, win Both goaltenders had a heavy workload on Saturday as the Estevan PowerTech Panthers defeated the Diefenbaker Thunder 4-1. The Panthers shot 51 pucks at Thunder netminder Jillian Flynn, while Estevan starter Brianna Cote stopped 36 of 37 shots sent her way. The win improves the Panthers’ record to 9-4-1 in the midget AA division of the South Saskatchewan Female Hockey League, while the Thunder drop to 2-6-1. The Panthers were also slated to visit the Notre Dame Hounds on Sunday, but the game was postponed. On Saturday at the Civic Auditorium, a three-goal second period paced the Panthers to victory. After a scoreless first, the Panthers got on the board just 16 seconds into the middle frame on a goal by Ashley Chapman. Taylor Colbow gave the Panthers a two-goal cushion midway through the period on a power play, beating Flynn five-hole to finish off an end-to-end rush. Later in the period, Jenna Kreklewich knocked in a rebound on a scramble in front of the Thunder net to make it 3-0. The visitors got on the board five minutes into the third, with Brooklyn Braun tipping a shot home. It didn’t take long for the Panthers to get that one back, as three minutes later Hailey Dukart took the puck at the side of the net, turned and fired it over Flynn’s glove to make it 4-1.

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All for one attitude powers Panthers Putting together a brand new team can be challenging, especially when many of the players haven’t been teammates before. Luckily for the Estevan PowerTech Panthers, a strong sense of volunteerism and community spirit has helped them grow together on and off the ice. The Panthers are Estevan’s new female midget AA team, a big step forward for female hockey in the city, and they are taking the opportunity seriously. “The community definitely has given to us by giving us this team, and I personally feel that we need to give back to it as a big thank you for letting us have this,” said Panthers captain Cassidy Siebert. For a new team, the Panthers are off to a strong start in the South Saskatchewan Female Hockey League. Entering a pair of weekend games, the club sat in third place with a record of 8-4-1. That still leaves them nine points behind the Regina Capitals and six behind the Weyburn Drillers, but they’ve also opened a gap between them and the rest of the pack, as no other team is above .500. “It’s so exciting. We have quite a big fan base right now.

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boys hockey. It’s such a big leap for girls’ hockey and not just hockey, but athletes. I think it’s huge. “Usually people think of girls hockey and they kinda laugh at it, and it’s just as good as boys hockey, honestly. There’s a lot of talent.” Meanwhile, the Panthers have been involved in no shortage of projects to give back to the community. In October, they took part in the Coats for Kids program run by Riders receiver Geroy Simon. Going door-to-door around Estevan, they collected about 500 coats, and since their season hadn’t started yet, it was also a good way to bring the girls together. In early November, they held a Pink in the Rink game, with all proceeds going to the chemotherapy department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The team suited up with pink stick tape, pink skate laces and raffled off some pink Under Armour shirts, raising nearly $200. Later that month, the Panthers helped out with the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees, decorating and setting up for the fundraiser. Finally, on Dec. 11, the Panthers held a bake sale at the mall, using the proceeds to buy presents for local children through the angel tree program run by the Community Hamper Association. The bake sale sold out in an hour, raising $200 that was spent on presents for seven local children. The team is planning to do more volunteering in the new year as they run toward the SSFHL playoffs. “It definitely feels good doing this for everyone. As a team, we’re all bonding (through this) and in general, it makes us feel good and definitely brings us closer as a team,” said Colbow.

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The Estevan Bruins had a hard enough task in front of them last week, with two games against Yorkton and one against Melville. Then, after losing to the Bruins on Dec. 10, the Terriers went out and landed supreme talent Brett Boehm from Flin Flon, just in time for him to suit up in the rematch in Yorkton on Friday. Though they lost in Melville on Sunday and still had La Ronge (last night) and Notre Dame (on Friday) to contend with, back-to-back wins against arguably the league’s top team has to be a nice confidence boost heading into the break. Did the Bruins set the SJHL on fire in the first half? No, but I don’t think anyone expected them to. Unlike last year, there are a lot of things to build on as the calendar flips. For one, a winning record (pending last night’s game). The Bruins occupy seventh place in the SJHL’s overall standings, which, make no mistake, is not a mark to be satisfied

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out with, but it’s not necessarily a bad place to be heading into January. Chris Lewgood said at the start of the year that he expected improvement throughout the season and was hopeful for the club to make some noise after Christmas. The Bruins have battled the same things most teams do: inconsistency, injuries, and losing a key player to the WHL in Darcy DeRoose. In the meantime, they’ve gotten strong goaltending from starter Matt Gibney and injured backup Brett Lewchuk, who was 3-0-1 with a .937 save percentage before going down with a broken thumb. They’ve gotten lots of offence from first line wingers Austin Daae (19

goals, 36 points), who is second in league scoring, and Tanner Froese (32 points), who is fourth. Recent acquisition Jason Duret has injected some energy into the team’s attack, with six points in as many games, and Austin Roesslein (13 points) has also come on of late. Still, scoring is an issue. With 84 goals, only three teams have scored less this year. They also need to cut down on the goals against a bit, as only three teams have allowed more. Roesslein has been a real two-way force lately, and more secondary scoring from him would be welcomed. Keegan Allison has played extremely well the last little while

and seems to be finding his offence. Lynnden Pastachak’s return after Christmas should also help. He was finding his game before hurting his shoulder again and will add a big boost if he can pick up where he left off. There is a big hill to climb, as the Bruins sit 10 points behind Melville and 11 behind Yorkton in the battle to earn a toptwo spot in the Viterra Division. Sure, you can say

they’d be one point out of first place in the Sherwood, but they’d also be in third place in the tough Kramer Division. Having wrapped up the season series against Yorkton already means the Bruins won’t have those tough games down the stretch, but it also means there won’t be any fourpoint games to help gain ground on them. Against the Mils, meanwhile, the Bruins have split the season series so far and have two more

games. Estevan has played them fairly well this year. All eyes will be on Melville to see if the surprise team of the year, who a lot of people had pegged for last place, can keep it up over a full season. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or sports@ estevanmercury.ca. All right redblacks, you want your name in all caps? You’ll get no caps at all in this corner. You did have a good draft though, redblacks, well done.

Bantam As draw with Lumsden The Estevan Century 21 Bruins played to a 4-4 tie with Lumsden on Thursday on the road. Kade McMillen’s goal with 12 seconds left in regulation secured a point for the Estevan bantam A squad. The Bruins (3-4-3) currently sit in seventh place in the Hockey Regina standings. The teams traded one goal apiece in the first period, with J.D. Gervais getting the Bruins on the board six minutes in and Brendan Kemp replying for Lumsden late in the period. The home side took the lead at the halfway point of the second period on a

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Peewee AAs struggle against Terriers

The Estevan Sherritt Coal Bruins weren’t able to keep it close in either of their road games against the first-place Yorkton Terriers on the weekend. Yorkton’s high-octane offence combined for 24 goals against the Bruins in peewee AA action, defeating them 7-1 on Saturday and 17-3 on Sunday. The Bruins (3-9-2) are tied for fourth place in the six-team league, while the Terriers (10-1-1) leapfrogged Weyburn to take over top spot in the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League. Estevan scored early in Saturday’s game, but it was all Yorkton after that, as they scored six unanswered goals. Kaeden Korczak opened the scoring for the Terriers with an unassisted marker at the 7:25 mark. The Bruins tied it less than two minutes later on a Cale Adams goal, but that was it for their offence on the day. The Terriers added goals from Troy Bryksa and Kishaun Gervais only 79 seconds apart later in the period to take a 4-1 lead after one. Bryksa’s second of the night eight minutes into the second added to the Terriers’ cushion, and Korczak’s second late in the frame put the hosts ahead 6-1 after two periods. Gervais became the third Terrier to score two goals in the game with the team’s seventh tally barely two minutes into the third.

Zach McIntyre capped off the rout with less than seven minutes to play. Justin Hertes was in goal for the Bruins. Although Estevan managed three goals on Sunday, the Terriers waged a full-out attack on the Bruins’ net, exploding for nine goals in the first pzeriod alone. As if that wasn’t enough, Yorkton added three more goals in the second and five in the third. McIntyre and Bryksa had four goals apiece, with Aiden Bulych (3), Ethan Evanovich (2), Jackson Berezowski (2), Chace Sperling and Korczak also scoring. Gervais had seven assists and Bulych boasted a sixpoint afternoon. Dawson Schaff was the star for the Bruins, figuring in on all three of their tallies, with two goals and an assist. He scored a power play marker five minutes into the third and another with 47 seconds to play. Josh Romanyk supplied Estevan’s other goal in the second period. The Bruins are now done until after Christmas, not returning to league action until Jan. 11, when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors. Jake Palmer (7) and Cole Brooks of the Sherritt Coal Bruins watch the play at the point during a recent game. (File photo)

Marcotte team shooting for Games spot A local curling team skipped by Oxbow’s Chaelynn Kitz has been busy, getting ready to take a shot at qualifying for the Saskatchewan Games and also attempting to qualify for junior women’s provincials. Last weekend, Kitz and her team of Taylor Marcotte (third, Torquay), Angela Hookenson (second, Lampman) and lead Halynne Lamontagne (lead, Oxbow), curling out of the Power Dodge Curling Centre in Estevan, competed in a 2014 Winter Games prep spiel in Watrous. On Friday, Kitz defeated Team Jones from Regina 6-5, getting a single with the hammer in the last end to win a tight game. In their second game Saturday, the Kitz rink defeated Team Pollock of Regina in five ends, giving them the first

The Chaelynn Kitz curling team has been busy. Above, the team of Shane Kitz (coach), Chaelynn Kitz (skip), Taylor Marcotte (third), Angela Hookenson (second) and Halynne Lamontagne (Oxbow) played in a Saskatchewan Games prep bonspiel on the weekend. Below, the Kitz team with Amy Cameron (third from right) at second and Haley Brooks (far right) at fifth, played in three qualifying spiels for junior provincials. (Submitted photo) qualifying spot into Sunday’s championship round. Kitz faced Jones again in the semifi-

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Thompson 8-5, but lost to Team Tokarz (Saskatoon), Team Grywacheski (Saskatoon) and Thompson. At the second qualifying spiel in Moose Jaw, Kitz started against Team Chambers of North Battleford. Chambers stole a point in the 10th end f or the win. Kitz’s second game of the weekend was a rematch against Grywacheski. Despite trailing 8-3 after six ends, Kitz mounted a comeback bid and won it 9-8 in an extra end. In their third game against Moose Jaw’s Team Corbin, Kitz missed an angle raise takeout with her last rock in the 10th end to give Corbin the win. Kitz closed out the tournament with a loss to Thompson. At the third and final spiel in Watrous, Kitz fell 7-5 to Maryfield’s Team Erickson in their first game. Next, they dumped Team Jacklin of Abbey 13-5 in seven ends. In their third game, the Kitz rink lost a tight one 7-6 to Team Anderson. That knocked them to the C event, where they dumped Saskatoon’s Team Golanowski 11-4 to get to the C final. However, the run ended there as they played Erickson again, losing 10-7.

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Festival of Trees nabs $44,000 profit The numbers are in for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s inaugural Festival of Trees, and they are pretty impressive. The first Festival of Trees organized by the foundation, that was staged on Nov. 29 and 30 has netted a profit of $44,000 said Foundation’s director Becky Conly. Following the payment of all expenses, and thanks to lead sponsorship, the festival was able to generate this kind of profit, making the effort well worthwhile. The first day, designated as Family Day at the Wylie-Mitchell Air Cadet Hall where the two-day event was held, saw over 600 people make their way around the exhibits and participate in a scavenger hunt, bake sale and craft creations for kids plus some live stage entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. The viewing

of the donated decorated trees was also a highlight for the visitors who were invited to participate in the silent auction. The second day featured the fundraising dinner that attracted 275 guests who enjoyed a traditional turkey meal and a shot at the silent auction items before the live auction of the trees. The entertainment featured the Arrogant Worms, an hilarious musical comedy troupe who engaged the audience and left them in an uplifted mood for the rest of the evening. “This event was a huge success,” said Conly. “The main goal was to raise awareness about the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, what it does and how it aids the hospital. The secondary goal, of course, was to raise funds for our capital wish list that is now over $500,000. We surpassed

both goals, and the success of the inaugural year for this event will ensure the growth and expansion of the Festival of Trees for years to come. Southeast Saskatchewan is home to many businesses and individuals who have been incredibly generous with their hard-earned income. Without the generosity of these companies and individuals, our foundation would not be able to support the growing needs of the hospital.” The event required a lot of volunteer effort to set up and then clean up after, and those people were also given a huge thank you by the organizers. Many of those volunteers were members of local hockey teams as well as the girl guides and 4-H members. Conly said they, along with the corporate sponsors, ensured the event would meet with success.

Andrew Arsky of Microtel Inns and Suites, a title sponsor of the Festival of Trees presented a donation cheque to Becky Conly, executive director fo the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation at the Fesitval site prior to the two-day event

Angel Tree gets boost from local firefighters as program comes to close It has been a slower season than usual for the Angel Tree, which gives people in the community the opportunity to purchase a gift for a needy child, but a donation last week from the Estevan Fire and Rescue Service provided some warmly welcomed relief. A $300 contribution was made with money coming from the Fire Association’s Social Club, and that was matched by another $300 donation by the Fedyk family, in memory of son Tyler, who died in 2010. Char Seeman, co-chair of the Community Hamper Association, said “It has been slow, very, very slow. I don’t know if it had to do with the weather. We’re still a bit behind on what the toys were. Money donations are a little bit down but now with the firefighters giving us (this donation), that has boosted things.” With the influx of $600, she said the association will buy gifts for children in any age group that were short on goods. Deputy fire chief Dale Feser said the donation is their way to help ensure children around the city have a special Christmas. “ L e t ’s s p r e a d t h e cheer,” he said with a smile prior to the cheque presentation. “It’s something we feel is very good. The donations go to a lot of the children in the city,” added Feser. He said they wanted to present a cheque to the Community Hamper Association because the organization knows where the need is and what age most

of the children are who still need a gift for Christmas. Estevan firefighter Peter Fedyk also presented the $300 cheque from his family to the Angel Tree program. “Tyler always helped with the hockey school and liked kids,” said Fedyk, regarding the family’s decision to contribute in his son’s memory. “It’s a wonderful cause. A lot of these mothers can do it 11 months out of the year. They can make ends meet. They’re working full-time jobs, but when it comes to Christmas time, there are all these other expenses that you don’t have 11 months of the year,” said Seeman. “I wish (people) could come and see the kids with their presents. It’s just amazing.” She noted that many families who have received gifts for the children in the past are now more financially secure and are bringing their kids in to purchase gifts for others in the community. “You have to see it. You think what Christmas is like for the kids, and can you imagine not having anything under the tree or even having a tree? That’s why we do it,” she said. The Angel Tree wrapped up on Sunday, but the Community Hamper Association also organizes Christmas hampers for needy families and accepts registrations until Christmas Eve. “Hampers are still coming in. We’re at about 130 right now,” said Seeman about how many registrations for hampers they have received so far. “They are down this year, but they are bigger hampers.”

Donations of $300 each were made to the angel tree program by the Estevan Fire Association’s Social Club as well as the Fedyk family in memory of Tyler Fedyk. From left, Katherine, assistant manager of Walmart; Peter Fedyk; Community Hamper Association co-chairs Char Seemand and Heather Woodhouse; and Dale Feser, deputy fire chief.

Krause appointed latest provincial Poet Laureate for two-year post Regina poet, editor and educator Judith Krause has been appointed Saskatchewan’s newest Poet Laureate with her term being set from Jan. 1 2014 to Dec. 31, 2015. Krause is the fifth person to hold the title of Saskatchewan Poet Laureate since its inception in 2000. Her four predecessors were Glen Sorestead, Louise B. Halfe, Robert Current and Donald Kerr. The announcement of Krause’s appointment was made by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Krause has published four books of poetry and a collaborative chapbook. A fifth collection is slated for publication in the fall of 2014. Krause has studied in Canada, the United States and France, and she completed a master of fine arts degree in creative writing in the process. She is a two-time winner

of the City of Regina Writing Award and co-winner of the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Award. In choosing the new Poet Laureate, the selection committee believes it is important that the Poet Laureate have meaningful connections with other writers and experience organizing occasions for thinking about poetry differently, said the SWG. The selection committee also pointed to Krause’s experiences as a teacher at SIAST, Fort San and Sage Hill as an additional advantage in the creation and communication of poetry. The Saskatchewan Poet Laureate program was the first provincial program of its kind in Canada. It was constructed through the collective efforts of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. The Lt.-Gov. of Saskatchewan is the official patron of the position.

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Estevan Mercury

Midale community notes 60 and Over Catrina Moldenhauer Midale correspondent

The committee for building a new pool in Midale met with two people from the company chosen to build it. The committee has settled on a design plan and soon will have the drawings for those interested in taking a look at it. They will post pictures at the rink and town office, so the public can see what they are working toward. They are close to nailing down a final cost and will know within a few weeks the total, as there were a couple of changes from the preliminary design that was originally proposed. Now the fundraising efforts really need to get into gear. If you have any suggestions, please let one of the pool committee people know. The pool committee members are Chris Dewtie, Eric Kesslering, Jeff Littlejohn, Colin Rosengren, Kyle Peterson, Tyler Scrupps and Catrina Moldenhauer. They are looking for more volunteers to come on board and share ideas for fundraisers and other events.

The committee will be putting on their second annual Snowmobile Derby on Feb. 15. Details haven’t been worked out yet, and more information will be available in January. For more details, please contact Chris Dewtie. There will be free public skating on Dec. 20 from 2 – 4 p.m., Dec. 21 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Dec. 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. and Dec. 23 from 2 – 4 p.m. The rink will be closed from Dec. 24 – Dec. 26. The rink will reopen with free public skating each day from Dec. 27 – 30 from 2 – 4 p.m. The rink will again be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The Midale Rec Board asks that everyone respects the rink and the rules of the rink to ensure everyone has fun while they are there. Sticks, pucks and hockey gloves are not allowed on the ice during public skating as they are a safety hazard. Children under the age of twelve must be supervised at all times. The Midale Central School’s annual Christmas dinner is Dec. 19. Midale Central

School is now on Facebook. Please like their page, and they will keep you up to date. As always, their newsletter and monthly calendar are available on their website. Save their website in your favourites to get back to it often. The Elementary Christmas Concert was held last night. This year’s production was called Santa Knows Best. The school would like to have more fluoride rinse program volunteers. It doesn’t even take half an hour to go through the Grades 1 to 6’s. The program runs every Tuesday and the parents rotate. The school likes for it to be done around 9 a.m. The school is reminding parents and their children that proper attire must be worn throughout the school year. Children need to be wearing a winter coat, boots, mitts, toques and scarves. For those riding the buses, the bus driver has the right to deny your child a ride if they are not dressed appropriately. The bus drivers must worry about the safety should the bus

break down. Please ensure that your child(ren) are ready for the what ifs. Curling has started, and if you would still like to join a team, please call Brad Eggum. This is just a reminder that library hours are Tuesdays from 3 – 8 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Midale novice Storm played in Estevan’s tournament last weekend and performed very well. They lost their first two games but played well. They won their third game handily but lost their fourth game. The coaches and parents were very proud of the hard work done by the team. The Storm played host to Radville on Dec. 14 and to Milestone on Dec. 15. The Midale Mustangs lost to Bienfait at home for the second time this year. On Dec. 13 they played host to Oxbow, and they host Arcola tonight. Come out and cheer them on. The Mini Mustangs held their home tournament here on Dec. 7 and did great. Fun was had by all. The Minis are now off for the Christmas break.

North Portal happenings On Nov. 25, Jo-Anne Scheldrup of Portal, was hostess for bridge for two tables. High was Brenda Schindel and second high was Dorothy Fuchs. Pat and Trish Barker with Clayton and Lorna Story flew to New Orleans Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, a very enjoyable time. On Dec. 9 the Homemaker Club sponsored a Potluck Supper at the Community Hall with Santa Claus stopping in for a visit. Blair Macdonald arrived home from Richmond, B.C. for a Christmas holiday with her parents Scott and Dorna MacDonald and Declan.

In appreciation, Betty and Joe Banuilis wish to express thanks and gratitude to the many expressions of sympathy and support shown to us at the time of the passing of their son Darryl Baniulis, 61 years of age, at the Assiniboia Hospital on Dec. 1. His memorial service was held at Coronach on Dec. 8 at the Elks Hall with Reverend Ian Kellogg officiating from the United Church. The eulogy was by his son Todd and brothers Gene and Barry. The United Church women served lunch to a large crowd. Lorna and Clayton Story were hostesses for the Homemaker Christmas Club on Dec. 15.

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Shirley Graham Correspondent To the Advice Column: I’ve been engaged to a man for five years and I first found out he has a wooden legShould I break it off? Bridge winners from Dec. 4 were Margaret Sawyer in first place, Lorna Stubel taking second, and third was taken by Al Fellner. Cribbage winners from Dec. 5 were Louis Belanger in first place, second went to Bertha Andries, and third to Russell Daniels. Bridge scores from Dec. 11 are as follows: first place was taken by Helen Marriott, second was Al Fellner, and third place went to Irma Lesiuk. Cribbage for Dec. 12, the scores were first place to Angie Friesen, second went to Edmund Schell, and third was taken by Marj Cantlon. A man approached an ice cream van and said, “I’d like two scoops of chocolate ice cream, please.” The girl behind the counter replied, “I’m very sorry, sir, but our delivery didn’t come this morning. We’re out of chocolate ice cream.” “In that case,” the man continued, “I’ll have two scoops of chocolate ice cream.” “You don’t understand, sir,” the girl said. “We have no chocolate.” “Then just me some chocolate,” he insisted. Getting angrier by the second, the girl asked, “Sir, will you spell ‘van’, as in ‘vanilla’?” The man spelled, “V-A-N.” “Now spell ‘straw,’ as in ‘strawberry.’” “OK.’S-T-R-A-W.’” “Now,” the girl asked, “spell ‘stink,’ as in ‘chocolate.’” The man hesitated and then looked confused as he replied, “There is no stink in chocolate.” “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you!” she screamed. This is my last report, I want to thank all my friends for their kind remarks and support. Luv You All!

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THIS 10 DAY EVENT STARTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013. PRICES IN THIS FLYER ARE IN EFFECT DECEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 30, 2013. IF ANY ADVERTISING ERROR OR OMISSION IS DISCOVERED, SPORT CHEK WILL MAKE THE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIONS AND NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. QUANTITIES MAY BE LIMITED. SELECTION (STYLES, COLOURS, SIZES AND MODELS) MAY VARY BY STORE. KIDS’ APPAREL, OUTERWEAR AND FOOTWEAR IS NOT AVAILABLE AT STEPHEN AVE, CALGARY, AB; PACIFIC CENTRE, VANCOUVER, BC; HYLANDS, LONDON, ON AND EATON CENTRE, TORONTO, ON LOCATIONS. SKI IS NOT AVAILABLE AT STEPHEN AVE, CALGARY, AB; SOUTHLAND MALL, REGINA, SK; NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK; NORTHGATE CENTRE, WINNIPEG, MB; KILDONAN, WINNIPEG, MB; ST. VITAL, WINNIPEG, MB; STEINBACH, MB; ST. CATHARINE’S, ON AND YARMOUTH, NS. SNOWBOARD IS NOT AVAILABLE AT STEPHEN AVENUE, CALGARY AB; TOWN AND COUNTRY MALL, MOOSE JAW, SK; ESTEVAN, SK; GATEWAY MALL, PRINCE ALBERT, SK; NORTHGATE CENTRE, WINNIPEG, MB; STEINBACH, MB; ST. CATHARINE’S, ON AND YARMOUTH, NS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PURCHASED. *NOT ALL CLEARANCE PRICED ITEMS OR PRICE POINTS AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS. SELECTION WILL VARY. PRODUCT SHOWN ON MODELS IN THE LIFESTYLE IMAGES PRESENTED IN THIS ADVERTISEMENT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE. **THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PREGNANT OR HAVE OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR BEFORE ENGAGING IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES. PRODUCT AND OFFERS IN THIS FLYER MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT SALMON ARM, BC; STEPHEN AVE, CALGARY, AB; COLD LAKE, AB; CAMROSE, AB; WETASKIWIN, AB; MANNING PARK, EDMONTON, AB; LONDONDERRY, EDMONTON, AB; NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK; ESTEVAN, SK; STEINBACH, MB; LINDSAY, ON; SIMCOE, ON; 2529 YONGE STREET, TORONTO, ON; YARMOUTH, NS; TRURO, NS; MIRAMICHI, NB AND GANDER, NFLD LOCATIONS. PRODUCTS AND OFFERS IN THIS FLYER EXCLUDE THE MARKVILLE SHOPPING CENTRE, MARKHAM, ON LOCATION. ®REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF FGL SPORTS LTD. AND ALL OTHER TRADEMARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNER(S).

SALE DATES: DEC 21 - 30, 2013

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WOMEN’S ESSENZA ADORA ‘14 ALPINE SKIS

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HOFFORT Kristy Lea March 6, 1988 December 17, 2009 In loving memory of our beautiful daughter, sister and auntie, who was taken from us four years ago. There’s a special Angel in Heaven that is a part of us. It’s not where we wanted her, But where God wanted her to be. She was here but just a moment, like a night time shooting star And though she is in Heaven, She isn’t very far. She touched the hearts of many like only an Angel can do. I send this special message, To the Heavens up above Please take care of our Angel And send her all our Love. We remember not the date we lost you, but the day Heaven became more beautiful. -We miss you so much, Kristy Love Mom and Dad, Misty, Dusty, and Lucas and families

In Loving Memory of John Gillies July 23, 1972December 18, 1994 “ Death is nothing at all. I have slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow, Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without a trace of shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it was, there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.” Henry Scott Holland -Always in our thoughtsSheila & Tyler In loving memory of Kristy(Smyth) Hoffort March 7, 1988December 17, 2009 Memory drifts to scenes long past, Time rolls on but memories last. Sunshine passes, shadows fall. Love’s remembrance outlasts all. Kristy, every day I am gratfeul for the beautiful memories you left behind. Laughter and love cling to your name. -Forever and Always Grandma Marion

In Loving Memory of a Dear Mother and Grandmother Annie Dzuba April 1st, 1911 December 24th 2003 MOTHER M- Was for the million things she gave us O- Means only that she grow old T- Was for the tears she shed to save us H- Was for her heart of purest gold E- Was for her eyes with love light shining R- Means right and right she always was Put them all together and they spell Mother A word that means the world to us. -Forever loved and dearly missed, n eve r fo r g o tt e n , K a t hy, N o rman,Jackie, Pat, Kim,Anette and Alan

Remember Your Loved Ones with a Memorial Tribute in The Mercury

In Loving Memory of Mathias Joseph Gress May 12, 1929 to December 19, 2002 This month comes with great regret it brings back the day we cannot forget. In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered day by day Memories and treasures, no one can steal Death is a heartache, no one can heal. Life must go on, we know it is true But it is not the same since we lost you. You left so suddenly without a goodbye But memories of you will never die. - Sadly missed by: Sophia, Cheryl, Allan, Teresa, Michele, Glenn and Families.

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In MeMorIaM

In Memory of Jim Wilson November 18, 1933 December 26, 2005 If heaven had a phone We would call you everyday To hear your voice again And to let you know we are doing okay. Your grandkids are growing big We wish that you could see We’ve been trying to raise them the best we can Like you would want them to be. You never ran out of patience, time and love And if you can’t be with us We are happy that you are looking over us From up above. -Missed and forever in our hearts, Donna; Marnie and Dean, and “Special Granddaughters” Amanda, Ashley and Megan.

ROHATYN In Loving Memory of Mary,who passed away November 22, 1988, and Paul,who passed away December 20, 1997 Those we love remain with us For love itself lives on And cherished memories never fade Because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart For as long as there is memory They’ll always live on in our hearts. Their lives were full of loving deeds, Forever thoughtful of all our needs. Today and tomorrow, our whole lives through We will always love and cherish both of you. - Sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by Jim (Norma) of Regina, and Linda (Hart) Lowenberger and grandchildren Nicole and Andrea of Wynyard.

Card of Thanks

PETERS In loving memory of Pauline Peters, wife and mother who passed on December 20, 1983. Your smile was made of sunshine, Your heart was made of gold. Thank you for the special years, And memories that we hold. No matter how we spend our days, No matter what we do, No morning dawns Or evening falls, Without a thought of you. Quietly today your memories We treasure, Loving you always Forgetting you never. -Forever in our hearts Henry, Pat, Kathy and families

Rebecca Jade Wojcik December 20, 1994December 21, 2006 My Star In Heaven: We are sending a dove to heaven With a parcel on its wings be careful when you open it It’s full of beautiful things. Inside are a million kisses wrapped up in a million hugs. To say how much we miss you and send you all our love. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again. -Love Mom , Dad, Clinton, Rachel and Michaela. XOXO

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Special Thanks We would like to thank everyone who was there for us after my Bike Accident August 14, 2012. Thanks to Estevan Cit y Police-E.M.T. workers-Doctors and Nurses at the hospital and Stars Air Ambulance. Thanks to all friends and neighbors for their help in so many ways. Special Thanks to the Home Care Girls for their good care. Also brother-in-law Scott for taking charge-when I was unable to. Thanks again to All and Very Merry Christmas & the Best in 2014. -Don & Judy Armstrong The family of Dennis Kerr, who passed away November 12, 2013 would like to say special thanks to family and friends who travelled to be with us at this sad time. To those who brought food, flowers and/or made memorial donations in memory of Dennis-Thank You. To Rev. Rob Reed for the touching service, Choir- organist and Kathy Kyle for the beautiful music,- to the group serving lunch after the funeral and everyone who d o n a t e d t o Ca r r i va l e U n i t e d Church in Dennis’s memory-Thank You. Thanks to Redpath Funeral Home, Melita, MB for their compassionate guidance. Our family will be forever grateful Willene, Kim, Donna, Colleen and Families. The family of Fern MacPherson would like to send a special thanks to the following people:To Corrlis for providing 24 hour caregiving since Fern’s illness in the summer, to Corrine for her special care of her mother in recent years, to all who sent food to the house and special visits by family and friends, especially to Lorraine , Harvey and Ruth. Thanks for the beautiful floral arrangements from Alabama, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Also thank you to the Crown Jewel Ladies for their special tribute at the funeral, the Church ladies for the lovely luncheon, Pastor Klemola for his visits to the family and the service.

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December 18, 2013 B11 Domestic cars

CLASSIFIEDS Wanted

Wanted

I have retired and am looking for a 1933/34/35/36 FORD ROADSTER or CABRIOLET to restore, any condition will do. Contact hughswan@mymts.net or 204 771 4206

Wanted All Wild fur, old traps & antlers. Phone Bryon (306) 2787756 or Phil (306) 278-2299

Houses for sale ONLY A FEW UNITS LEFT! 55 P L U S A D U LT C O M M U N I T Y Ground Level Ranchers. www.diamondplace.ca 306 241 0123 Warman, SK

ApArtments / Condos-For sAle C O N D O F O R S A L E : 2 012 U p graded one bedroom plus den. Located at Petterson Point, Estevan. C/W, fridge,stove, dishwasher, washer, dr yer, microwave, and A/C. Immediate possession available. $222,000.00 Please phone 306-421-7993

Out Of tOwn FOR SALE: In Stoughton: New modular home on own lot. 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Vacant. $8,000 d ow n ; Pay m e n t s $ 8 0 0 / m o n t h . Must have good credit and be able to bank qualify. Phone 1-587-4348525.

ApArtments/Condos for rent For rent 2 bedroom apartment, fully furnished, equipped kitchen. Weekly housekeeping, linens. All amenities including laundry, Wi Fi plasma TV, Net Flex, parking. $3,000,00 per month per month or $1500.00 per room Call 306-4619981 HARVEST HEIGHTS 542 Bannatyne Avenue 1 & 2 Bedroom Units. Utilities included. A/C, fridge, stove and laundromat. Parking with plug-ins. Security entrance. No pets. For More Info Go to: www.apartmentsestevan.ca For Apar tment Availability and Pricing e-mail us: harvestheightsteam@gmail.com PARK PLACE 402 PERKINS STREET FOR RENT: 1, 2 BR Apartments. Air conditioning, 5 Appliances. Fireplace in suites; Security doors. No Pets!! For more information, Phone 306-634-4010 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. only, or see our Web site @ www.apartmentsestevan.ca

Houses For rent MACOUN 2011 HOUSE RENTAL:$2250 per month, only 13 min. from Estevan, 3 bedrooms. Phone 306-421-3749

Real estate seRvices CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee FREE Consultation Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

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Feed & Seed Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM

Western Commodities 877-695-6461 Visit our website @

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Family Owned Dealership Since 1937 1021 - 4th STREET, ESTEVAN PHONE: 306-634-3629

Feed & Seed

HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed LAND FOR SALE & Grain FARMLAND W ANTED 1-877-250-5252 NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES Central - 66 1/4’s South Central - 18 1/4’s East Central - 74 1/4’s South - 70 1/4’s South East - 22 1/4’s South West - 58 1/4’s North - 6 1/4’s North West - 12 1/4’s East - 55 1/4’s FARM AND PASTURE LAND AVAILABLE TO RENT

PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLOCKS OF LAND. LAND. PREMIUM PRICES PAID WITH QUICK QUICK PAYMENT. YMENT. RENT BACK AVAILABLE Call DOUG 306-955-2266 saskfarms@shaw.ca

Steel BuildingS / granarieS S T E E L B U I L D I N G S / M E TA L BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance o w e d ! C a l l 1- 8 0 0 - 4 5 7- 2 2 0 6 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

For Sale - MiSc Adver tisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’ s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at www.swna.com. Butcher Supplies, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOGUE. 1-800-353-7864 or E-mail: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Re a c h ove r 5 5 0 , 0 0 0 re a d e rs weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306-649.1400 for details.

Mobile/ Manufactured

Domestic cars

USED CARS

2012 CHRYSLER 300 LTD Loaded, 19,600 kms ........................... $33,900 2010 CHRYSLER 300C AWD Loaded.............................................$26,995 2010 CHEV COLBALT LT 57,000 kms .......................................... $12,395 2003 CAViLiER 4 dr........................................................................ $3,995

USED TRUCKS/VANS

For Sale - MiSc

SnowmobileS

Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com MonFri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660

WWW.CheapSleds.CA - has affordable snowmobiles - many machines available, Arctic Cat, Skidoo, Polaris and Yamaha. Please visit the website for details! 3062 2 7- 9 7 5 4 D e l i s l e , S K WWW.CheapSleds.CA

RU R A L WAT E R T R E AT M E N T. Patented iron filters, softeners, distillers, “Kontinuous Shock” Chlorinator, IronEater. Patented whole house reverse osmosis. Payment plan. 1-800-BIG-IRON (244-4766); www.BigIronDr illing.com. View our 29 patented & patent pending inventions. Since 1957.

Auctions LAND AUCTION Thursday, January 23, 7p.m. R.M. Of Estevan #5 SE 09-01-08 W2 and NW 05-01-08 W2. Mack Auction Company 306-634-9512 PL#311962

Adult PersonAl MessAges LOCAL HOOKUPS BROWSE4FREE 1-888-628-6790 or #7878 Mobile ************* HOT LOCAL CHAT 1-877-290-0553 Mobile: #5015 ************* Find Your Favourite CALL NOW 1-866-732-0070 1-888-544-0199 18+

Domestic cars Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale pr iced for immediate deliver y OAC. 1-877-796-0514. www.yourapprovedonline.com.

Parts & accessories For Sale: 2001 Dodge 1/2 ton ,Quad cab, no rust. Needs a motor, has newly rebuilt transmission(with warranty).Taking Best Offer. Phone 306-471-8074 Or 306-634-2964. GREAT PRICES on new, used a n d re m a nu fa c t u re d e n g i n e s, parts and accessories for diesel pickups. Large inventory, engines can be shipped or installed. give us a call or check us out at www.thickettenginerebuilding.ca. Thickett Engine Rebuilding. Ph. 204-532-2187 Russell, MB.

Career OppOrtunities

HUFNAGEL LTD., based out of the Lloydminster area requires

NEW DRIVERS. Oilfield Tickets, Clean Drivers Abstract and 1 Year Fluid Hauling is required. Shift Work (2 weeks on/1 off). $26/hr to Start plus Holiday Pay, Overtime Pay (after 8hrs/day), New Housing Accommodations, Full Benefits & RRSP plan. Scheduled Holidays, Company Vehicle, Night Shift $1/hr Premium as well as a $4000/Yearly Bonus. Extraordinary team where family and safety come first. Serious applicants fax resume w/abstract to 306-825-5344, email hufnagel@me.com or call 780-893-0120. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Wrecking auto-trucks: Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, impor ts... We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff... Trucks up to 3 tons. Nor th-East Recyclers 780-8750270 (Lloydminster).

J O U R N E Y M A N AU TO M OT I V E Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages, relocation allowance, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrysler.ca. Fax 403-8542845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

Domestic cars

Domestic cars

Used Cars

2013 Dodge Avenger SXT Grey, 7,245 kms .................................$21,900 2013 Dodge Avenger SXT Red, 11,950 kms .................................$21,900 2013 Dodge Avenger SE Blacktop White, 14,233 kms ................$18,900 2012 Mazda Mazda3 GS White, 25,462 kms..................................$18,900 2007 Chrysler Sebring Black, 67,161 kms.....................................$10,900

Used Trucks, Suvs & Vans

2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Red, 23,170 kms ...............................$40,900 2013 Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab White, 21,712 kms ....................$39,900 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo White, 66,160 kms ..............$30,900 2011 Ford F150 FX4 Blue, 50,123 kms ..........................................$32,900 2011 Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab Silver, 70,123 kms ....................$32,900 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Black, 88,123 kms ...............$27,900 2011 Ford F150 XLT Super Crew Silver, 91,908 kms ..................$24,900 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Red, 65,300 kms .............................$19,900 2010 Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab Black, 69,352 kms ....................$29,900 2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Red, 61,540 kms...........................$25,900 2010 Buick Enclave CX Silver, 100,493 kms.................................$25,900 2009 Cadillac SRX AWD Silver, 80,109 kms .................................$24,900 2008 GMC Yukon SLT Silver, 135,799 kms ..................................$22,900

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HOME OF THE POWER TEAM! 409 Kensington Avenue ~ Estevan, Sask. Phone: 306-634-3221 If you haven’t shopped POWER DODGE you may have paid too much!

2013 DODGE QUAD CAB BiG HORN 9,800 kms, Gray................ $42,900 2012 DODGE 3500 MEGA CAB LARAMiE diesel, 121,000 kms .. $46,900 2012 RAM 1500 LONGHORN Fully Loaded, Black ........................ $44,900 2012 RAM 1500 LARAMiE Fully Loaded, White ............................ $39,995 2011 DODGE 1500 CREW CAB SPORT Loaded .......................... $32,995 2011 DODGE 1500 CREW CAB LARAMiE White, 55,000 kms .... $34,900 2011 GRAND CHEROKEE LTD Loaded, 73,000 kms ................... $33,900 2011 DODGE CREW CAB 80,000 kms, Silver ............................... $33,900 2011 GRAND CARAVAN 83,000 kms ........................................... $18,900 2010 3500 CREW CAB LONG BOX 49,000 kms ........................... $39,500 2010 RAM 1500 SPORT Loaded.....................................................$27,995 2010 1500 QUAD CAB 46,000 kms, Gray ..................................... $26,995 2010 RAM 2500 5.7 Hemi SLT .......................................................... SOLD 2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDY BAUER Loaded, 61,000 kms ...... $24,995 2009 RAM 1500 LARAMiE..............................................................$27,995 2009 DODGE JOURNEY RT Loaded, red ...................................... $24,900 2009 FORD XLT EXT. CAB 98,500 kms, Mint .................................. SOLD 2008 RAM 3500 SLT Black, Loaded................................................$29,900 2008 DODGE 2500 LARAMiE DiESEL .......................................... $28,995 2008 HONDA RiDGELiNE 63,500 kms ........................................... SOLD 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT ......................................... $15,995 2008 GRAND CARAVAN SXT ....................................................... $12,900 2007 TOWN AND COUNTRY ......................................................... $12,995

TRAILERS/MOTORHOMES/RVs

2009 SUNNY BROOK 5TH WHEEL 34 ft, 3 slides, Fire Place, Central Vac, Loaded ...........................................................$39,500 *PLUS APPLiCABLE TAXES*

LONG CREEK MOTORS Auto Sales & Service Since 1970 www.longcreekmotors.carpages.ca

CARS

11 Chev Impala LT 4dr factory warranty 71,117 kms ..............................$16,995 09 Dodge Caliber SXT 4dr factory warranty, 53,981 km .........................$12,995 09 Toyota Corolla factory warranty 76,200 km ........................................$12,995 08 Chev Cobalt LT 2dr warranty, 100,900 km, 5 spd, was $9,995 .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $7,900 08 Dodge Avenger R/T AWD 4dr warranty..............................................$15,995 07 Chev Malibu LT 4dr warranty, 126,800 km ...........................................$9,995 07 Buick Lucerne CX 4dr, loaded, warranty..............................................$9,450 07 Pontiac G6 GT 2dr warranty................................................................$11,995 07 Pontiac G5 SE 4dr warranty .................................................................$8,995 06 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr warranty.....................................................$6,995 98 Ford Escort ZX2 2dr Auto warranty .......................................................SAVE

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

13 Jeep Compass North 4x4 factory warranty, 25,948 km .....................$23,995 13 Jeep Patriot Sport North 4x4 factory warranty 23,120 km................$23,995 12 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 factory warranty.............................................$23,995 11 Chev Equinox LT AWD factory warranty.............................................$23,995 10 Chev Silverado LT Crew/Cab 4x4 Z-71 factory warranty, Flexfuel $25,995 10 Dodge Journey R/T 7 Passanger AWD factory warranty...................$23,995 09 Chev Silverado LT E/Cab 4x4 Z-71 warranty .....................................$20,995 09 Dodge Grand Caravan Sto-N-Go warranty ........................................$14,995 09 GMC Sierra SLE Crew/Cab SLT 4x4 factory warranty.......................$21,995 08 Pontiac Montana SVC 7 Pass warranty, 62,215 km ..........................$11,995 07 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad/Cab 4x4 SLT warranty..................................$15,995 04 Pontiac Montana 7 Pass warranty, 138,800 km ...................................$6,995 99 Ford F150 Super Cab warranty.............................................................$4,995 95 Dodge Dakota Club/Cab warranty, 85,000 kms ....................................SAVE

Most of Our Vehicles are Covered by Lubrico Powertrain Warranty

Prices Reduced! ~ We Take Trades Reasonable Offers Considered

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Estevan Mercury Domestic cars

Senchuk’s Super Deals! Used Cars

2013 FORD TAURUS SEL 16,000 kms ..........................................$25,995 2010 MAZDA 6 69,000 kms ............................................................$15,995 2010 FORD FOCUS SE 80,000 kms ..............................................$14,995

Used Trucks, SUVs & Vans

2013 EXPLORER LTD AWD 10,000 kms..........................................SOLD 2012 E450 CUBE VAN 29,000 kms ................................................$33,995 2012 FORD F150 SUPER CAB XLT 4x4 33,000 kms....................$22,900 2011 F250 XLT CREW CAB 4x4 6.2L V8 40,000 kms.......................SOLD 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CREW CAB 4x4 27,000 kms ....$29,995 2011 F150 SUPER CAB XLT 4x4 78,000 kms................................$21,950 2011 EDGE SEL AWD 102,000 kms..................................................SOLD 2011 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD 24,000 kms..............................$25,995 2011 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.7L diesel 54,000 kms........$48,955 2010 F150 PLATINUM SUPERCREW 4x4 78,000 kms ....................SOLD 2010 CHEVROLET TAHOE LTZ 4x4 156,000 kms............................SOLD 2010 CHEVROLET CREW CAB LT 4x4 80,000 kms.....................$21,995 2010 F150 XTR SUPER CAB 4x4 57,000 kms...............................$21,900 2009 ESCAPE XLT 106,000 kms ...................................................$14,950 2009 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4x4 113,000 kms.............................$12,500 2008 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR L 4x4 92,000 kms............................$32,995 2008 F150 LIMITED CREW CAB 4x4 125,000 kms.......................$21,995 2008 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 106,000 kms .............................SOLD 2005 F350 XLT CREW CAB 4x4 6L DIESEL 276,000 kms .............$9,500

Senchuk Ford Sales Ltd.

Your home of after sales service 118 Souris Avenue North – Estevan, Sask.

306-634-3696

Utility trailers

Utility trailers

441 - 4th Street - Estevan 306-634-7977 highenergy@sasktel.net www.highenergytrailers.ca

2008 GMC YUKON

4 WD, LOADED, LEATHER SEATS 142,000 KMS

$18,000

New Trailers Arriving Daily

TRAILERS

2014 Haulmark 85 x 27 v-nose ..................................................... $14,200 2014 Haulmark 85 x 20 v-nose 2-5200 axle, alum Wheels.........$10,500 2014 rainbow 7 x 14 express dump ............................................. $8,600 2014 Haulmark 85 x 16 v-nose ....................................................... $7,700 2014 rainbow deck over 2-7k springs......................................... $6,200 2014 rainbow 20’ 2-7000lb flip up ramp........................................ $5,315 2014 rainbow 16’ 3500 tandem axle .............................................. $3,400 2013 rainbow 6x10 3500 axle flip up ramp....................................$3,400 2013 rainbow 6x12 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 rainbow 6x14 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 Haulmark 20ft, 85x20.............................................................$10,500 2013 Haulmark transport v-nose 6x12, 2-3500 axle .................... $5,200 2013 Big tex 7x14 utility................................................................. $2,599 2012 rainbow 18’ car Hauler 7000 gvW ....................................... $3,400 2012 newman 10ft. aluminum 13” Wheels, v-front ...................... $2,500

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Obituaries

Anton (Tony) Mehler 1924 - 2013 Anton (Tony) Mehler of Stony Plain, Alta. passed away peacefully on December 10, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Care Centre, Stony Plain, Alta.. Tony was born in Steelman, Sask. and lived most of his life in Estevan, Sask.. Tony was a kind, generous man with a great sense of humor who enjoyed his career as a mechanic at Estevan Motors as well as Esso Service Station. Upon retirement he continued to fix cars and lawnmowers for family, friends, and neighbors. Tony enjoyed daily morning and afternoon walks to the coffee shop to chat with friends about the days events. He enjoyed family gatherings and was the greatest fan at the grandchildren’s events. Tony was a member of the Estevan Fire Department, St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus as well as an Addictions Counsellor for the AA program. Tony will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Sadie; sons, Barry (Joanne), Spruce Grove, Alta. and Terry (Marnie), Beaumont, Alta.; son-in-law Terry (Verna) Lane, Moose Jaw, Sask.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dave) Atkinson, Jason Mehler (Bish), Jeremy Mehler (Jaimie), Ryan Mehler (Julie), Shawn (Tina) Mehler, Sarah Mehler (Jeff), Nathan Lane and Jordan Lane; great grandchildren, Bayley Atkinson and Spencer Atkinson; sister Betty Veroba; brother Andrew Mehler; sisters-inlaw, Delores Mehler and Eva Mehler, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his daughter Bonnie Lane; parents, Nicholas and Anna Mehler; brothers, John Geisel, John, Nick, Frank and George Mehler; sisters, Lena Beckman, Anne Adolph, Anna Stabel and Nancy Heatherington, and extended family. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Interment will follow at the Estevan City Cemetery. The family cannot send enough thanks to the loving staff at the Good Samaritan Care Centre for their compassion shown to dad in his final years. If friends so desire donations in memory of Tony may be made to the Good Samaritan Society (designate to Stony Plain Care Centre), 8861 - 75 Street, Edmonton, Alta. T6C 4G8 or online at www.gss.org Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Herborg Ragnhild Roen Vinge Born on October 27, 1920 in Lake Alma, SK, passed peacefully and gracefully from this life in the presence of her family, in the arms of God, at her home at Outlook Health Centre on December 10, 2013. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 67 years, Alvin Vinge, their 4 daughters, Carol Vinge O’Byrne, Jeanette (Dave) Domes, Elaine (Tim) Akre and Doris (Brent) Wig, 12 grandchildren and their spouses, 24 great-grandchildren and her sister Kristina Dale. After having spent her childhood in Lake Alma, Saskatchewan and Samnanger, Norway, she attended Moose Jaw Normal School and taught in southern Saskatchewan. Herborg and Alvin were married on June 29, 1946 and began farming in Torquay, SK. From there they moved to Estevan and then to Outlook in 1965. As a volunteer she served in the community and church in various ways including Meals on Wheels, quilting and missions. Most of all she was devoted to her family and friends. Herborg will be lovingly remembered. Herborg’s family extends deep appreciation to all who cared for her in her home at the Outlook Health Care Centre. A service of Worship and Remembrance was held at Bethlehem Lutheran, Outlook on Friday, December 13, at 2:00 with Pastor Daryl Olson officiating. Arrangements were in care of Outlook Funeral Chapel.

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306-421-7402 Limited Lifetime Warranty • 25 years on motor • 1 year on power nozzle & kit • Ametek 3-Stage $600 • 13.5 Amps Tx Incl

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Geared Belts • Starter Kit

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ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (ESTEVAN)

St. Joseph’s Hospital relies on donations to fund equipment purchases. Your Memorial Gift honours your loved one and makes it possible for our hospital to continue providing quality care for Estevan and area residents. A letter will be sent to the family acknowledging your gift; please include their name and address as well as your own. You will receive an income tax receipt.

Please send your donation to:

St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Box 5000-203, Estevan, SK S4A 2V6 Phone: (306) 637-2474

Babies of 2013 Win a Baby Photo Shoot!

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Trades Help Werstroh Plumbing & Heating is now booking work for January 1st. We do new construction, heating, service work and heating systems. Call for a free qoute! We are located in Spiritwood but work in the following areas Meota, Edam, Turtleford, Glaslyn, Medstead,Rabbit Lake, Shell Lake, Leoville and Chitek. Please call 306-883-8902 or 306-841-7630.

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Obituaries

Braylon Charles Christensen Aug 24, 2013 - Son of Lacey Christensen & Jordan Fieber

Parent’s names: Phone: Baby’s name: Date of birth:

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Legal BILLESBERGER LAW FIRM

Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP

BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR JOHN J. BILLESBERGER, B.A., LL.B.

1017 Third Street Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0R4

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

Dustin Hall - Owner/Funeral Director Allan Styre - Funeral Director Jeff Sully - Funeral Director

1312 - 4th Street, Estevan

Real Estate

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

Phone: (306) 637-3710 Fax: (306) 637-3719

Branch Offices:

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

Funeral Directors

1506 4th Street, Estevan (306) 634-8233 12 Warren Street, Redvers (306) 452-6020 www.hallfuneralservices.ca

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

Border Real Estate Service

REALTOR

TROBERT LAW FIRM

ORLOWSKI LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor

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

Phone: 306-634-3353

James F. Trobert

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

Estevan Wicklow Centre

Insurance & Investments Services

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

Reynold Bert Certified Financial Planner

Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative

FINANCIAL

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

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

305 1133 4th St. Estevan SK S4A 0W6

Trailblazer Scooter

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

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FRESH WATER AVAILABLE FOR FRAC WATER, DRILLING RIG, ETC.

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

Safety CR Safety Ltd. Classroom

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Selling Estevan & Area for 10 years...

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Arizona Luxury Homes & Horse Properties For Sale

Doug Ketterling

Ph. 480-263-0079 E-mail- doug.ketterling@russlyon.com

P: 306.861.9966 64-3 St. N.E. E: creaney@sasktel.net Weyburn, Sk “We can come to you!” On-site Service RD

Roofing

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Car Sales

409 Kensington Ave. Ph: 306.634.3644 C: 306.461-6457

For all your real estate needs

FOR RENT

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Sales Consultant

ronisue.coulter@century21.ca

Equipment Rental

• 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 .

Mike Keating

www.century21.ca/ronisue.coulter

Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

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

Sales Representative

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

Financial Planning

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

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

Support Line Envision’s 24-Hr Support Line provides:

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 People with information and referrals to agencies and different resources.

24-Hour Abuse/Sexual Assault Support Line

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

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

We do not subscribe to call display Collect calls accepted

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Estevan Mercury

CROSSWORD

CLUES ACROSS 1. Leopold’s partner in crime 5. Black furs 11. Truman’s hometown 14. Dean residence 15. Chief Polish port 18. Grin 19. Complied with 21. Explosive 23. Perennial woody plant 24. Expression 28. Small Japanese deer 29. Denotes past 30. Bullfighting maneuver 32. Deaf signing language 33. Assistance 35. What part of (abbr.) 36. Parts per thousand (abbr.) 39. Two-toed sloth 41. Exclamation of surprise 42. Extinct European ox 44. Moving in a circle 46. College army 47. Radioactivity unit

49. Give a quick reply 52. Spanish appetizers 56. Environment 58. Gold, quartz or iron 60. Fellowes’ Masterpiece series 62. Old style recording 63. Questions CLUES DOWN 1. Box top 2. Small integers 3. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 4. Bolivian savanna 5. Open air performing for love 6. No matter what or which 7. Religious degree 8. Lower limb 9. Prefix meaning inside 10. Crust covering a wound 12. Assail repeatedly 13. Samoyedic (alt. sp.) 16. Damascus is the capital 17. Peeps (Scot.) 20. Transaction

22. Touchdown 25. Associated press 26. An opening between things 27. Increasing 29. Cologne 31. Ethiopia (abbr.) 34. A 24-hour period 36. Kitty sound 37. Prefatory discourse 38. -frutti 40. Biblical Sumerian city 43. Criticize harshly 45. 25th state 48. Comedian Carvey 50. A wild disturbance 51. Pueblo American Indians 53. 9-banded armadillo 54. Arbitrageurs 55. Thai language of Kham mouane 57. Atomic #105 58. 1st weekday (abbr.) 59. Fleur-de-___ 61. The 7th tone

Your Guide to Area Estevan Gospel Chapel

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

www.estevangospelchapel.ca An Associated Gospel Church

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

Phone: 306-634-2190

Fax: 306-634-6845

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

St. Giles

Anglican Church Parish of Estevan 317-12th Avenue

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

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

LC-C

Sunday Worship

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

100 Kin g St ree t Est evan , Sa sk (306) 63 4 -81 33 www.livinghope-ca.org NOW 2 Sunday services to choose from NOW 2 Sunday choose * 9:00 am and 11:00 services am * Withtocoff ee in from between Only one service at 10:30 am on Dec. 22nd & 29th 9:00 am and 11:00 am With coffee in between

REAL LIFE LIFE REAL REALPEOPLE PEOPLE REAL REALGOD GOD

LIVE RUSSIAN RUSSIAN TRANSLATION LIVE TRANSLATION during the 11:00 am service during the 11:00 am service

1033 3rd Street Estevan

306-634-9191

Sunday Services:

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

Free Clothing Outlet

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

THE SALVATION ARMY

Phone: 306-634-2074

ESTEVAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 1107 - 4th Street

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

ALL WELCOME!

1920 Wellock Road, Estevan • (306) 634-7955 www.estevancog.com Estevan Church of God

Coffee Fellowship Before Church

WELCOME!

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

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

SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship after worship Pastor Stewart Miller

2 - 4 pm Monday - Friday Series topics change monthly Call for more information

Office: 306-634-3116

SUNDAY WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL - 11 AM

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

Pastors: Danny Krauss & Joshua Lowe Phone: 306-634-3773 Cell: 306-471-8130 Brad McKenzie- Youth Leader

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

Tim Pippus

Church of God

738 - 2nd Street, Estevan

St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre

1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Come and Worship With Us

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Church Office: 306-634-5684

ALL ARE WELCOME email: trinity.luth@sasktel.net • www.etlc.ca

His Glory Bible Church

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

Pursuing God Building Relationships Impacting Lives

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.


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Estevan Shoppers Mall www.bhgressestevan.ca

306•634•5900 1241 Nicholson Road

633 Deforest Street, Macoun

325 Aldridge Street, Bienfait

304 Railway Avenue, Lampman

$484,900 MLS®#483231

$175,000 MLS®# 482685

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1525 1st Street

#202-1214 3rd Street

401 Willow Park Greens

723 9th Street, Whitebear

$385,000

$269,900 MLS # 481839

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$170,000

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$85,000 MLS®# 481553

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243 Willow Park Greens

$55,000

MLS®# 480554

16 Royal Heights Mobile Home park

801 Phillips Place

$85,000 MLS®# 481003

$409,500 MLS®# 480774

#201-1214 3rd Street

1562 Dieppe Crescent

372 Petterson Drive

$304,900 MLS # 479629

$458,000 MLS®# 479383

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1471 Nicholson Road

$365,900

MLS®# 481499

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1438 Nicholson Road

$384,900 MLS®# 478712 s

4 Lot

1469 Nicholson Road

$339,500 MLS # 478691

714 1st Street, Kipling $75,000 MLS®# 478621

302 Tiverton Ave., Torquay $230,000 MLS®# 478557

Main St. & King Edward Ave., Forget $15,000 MLS®# 478436

#406-304 Petterson Drive

1308 Barabash Bay

$274,900 MLS # 478113

1482 Nicholson Road

1288 Veterans Crescent

$529,900 MLS # 477130

$385,000 MLS # 476780

$372,900 MLS®#476428

737 Eva Street

1718 2nd Street

11 West Valley Mobile Home Park

#Unit 1 - 822 First Street E

$189,000 MLS®# 474589

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$380,000 MLS®# 467884

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Commercial Properties e

Leas

229 3rd Street

3.68 prime acres of land zoned heavy industrial Escana Street, Estevan

$88,000 MLS # 470780

$2,500 MLS®# 478090

$569,000 MLS®# 453311

1134 3rd Street

#132 - 400 King Street

608 Main Street, Kipling

5 acres of commercial land in Estevan.

305 Railway Street, Kipling ®

$359,000 MLS®# 481776

$325,000 MLS®# 483377

$229,000 MLS®# 468894

Shangri-la Place 6 AVAILABLE!

Starting at $194,575

TROJAN NINE ESTEVAN’S NEWEST SUBDIVISION

LOTS FOR SALE

Jamie Dyer REALTOR® 306-421-3902

Melanie Peters REALTOR® 306-421-6279

113 Main Street, Lampman

$899,000 MLS®# 467070

Lisa Monteyne REALTOR® 306-421-7445

Mike DeBruyne REALTOR® 306-421-3348

Joan Selk REALTOR® 306-421-6425

Lots Starting at

Charlotte Roettger REALTOR® 306-722-7411

Vijay Chandora REALTOR® 306-461-6363

9 Lots Spoke n for

SOLD

Meigan Wilhelm REALTOR® 306-421-3982

SOLD

Lori Gonas REALTOR® 306-421-9884

SOLD

Jackie Fitzsimmons REALTOR® 306-421-6636

SOLD

$950,000 MLS®# 480147

SOLD

XSIV Holdings Inc.

$1,200,000 MLS®# 453231

SOLD

SOLD

10 acres of prime land zoned heavy industrial 275 Kensington Avenue

Brand New & Affordable 416 Main Street, Bienfait

Christine Brown REALTOR® 306-575- 8267

99,900

$

Josh LeBlanc REALTOR® 306-421-6778 (part time)

Ken Rowan REALTOR® 306-461-9282 (part time)

“Information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Subject to omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawl without notice. Not intended to solicit properties already listed for sale.”


Estevan Mercury

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

B16 December 18, 2013

Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices has immediate openings for the following positions • operators • pipe Yard loader operator • lathe operator • 1a driver/repair operator wages negotiable based upon experience.

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

Interested IndIvIduals can fax resume to (306) 634-8025 The UNITED WAY ESTEVAN

is Looking to fill the following positions BOOKKEEPER/FINANCIAL Professional

Successful candidate would be responsible for the following duties: - All bookkeeping responsibilities for the United Way Estevan - Attend Annual Telethon and all monthly meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting - Conduct the day to day Financial operations of the United Way Estevan - Work along side the Marketing and Administrative Professional

MARKETING/ADMINISTRATIVE professional

Successful candidate would be responsible for the following duties: - Attend & take minutes of all monthly meetings of the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting - Provide marketing activities and be liaison to Member Agencies, local businesses, schools and other agencies - Conduct the day to day administrative operations of the United Way Estevan - Work along side the Bookkeeper and Financial Processional • It is anticipated that each position will be approx. 20 hours/week • Positions may be combined if the successful candidate is qualified for both positions • Salary and time needed will be negotiated based on qualifications & related work experience

COOKS We are looking for 5 full time cooks. Must be able to work until 1 AM nightly 2 years cooking experience preferred but not necessary, will train if needed. Wage is $13.00/hr Duties: • Prepare and cook meals for a full menu • Oversee kitchen operations • Work with minimal supervision • Monitor supplies • Supervise kitchen helpers • Follow safety and sanitation requirements • Ensure food quality • Clean kitchen & work area

To apply contact: Nick Sereggela, Manager In Person Fax: 306-634-5636 Email: nsereggela@sasktel.net

Please mail application letter and resume to BOX 611 Estevan, SK S4A 2A5 or email to: jobs@unitedwayestevan.com Please Specify which position you are applying for as well as if you would be interested in both positions and are available full time Application deadline is Wednesday January 15, 2014

1124A - 4th St., Estevan, SK

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Careers

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FOOD SERVICE WORKERS

Drop off in person at highway #39 west, Malmgren Dr or by fax 306 634 6641

We are accepting resumes for full-time positions.

Duties include: Food preparation, stock and inventory, serving customers, some baking, making sandwiches, operate cash register and be able to give proper change as well as general cleaning and equipment maintenance

Starting wage - $11.01/hr. If you are interested in joining our team apply in person with resume or fax to:

306-634-6616

®

Cathedral is pleased to offer competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package (immediate enrollment), retirement & savings plan and excellent opportunities to grow and develop your career. We are pleased to present the following career opportunities:

SHIPPER/RECEIVER / SHOP LABOURER – ESTEVAN, SK

The successful candidate will handle, move, load and unload materials. You play an essential role in ensuring efficient shipping/receiving of downhole equipment and general shop duties. REQUIREMENTS: • Display a strong work ethic and be mechanically inclined. • Maintain safe work practices and follow policies and procedures. • Experience operating forklift or skid steer – preferred. • May assist with pick-up/delivery of local parts, using a light-duty truck.

DOWNHOLE TOOL MECHANIC / SHOP LABOURER – ESTEVAN, SK The ideal candidate will be responsible for the assembly and repair of a wide variety of mechanical products such as mud motors, drilling jars, shock tools, and general shop duties. REQUIREMENTS: • Display a strong work ethic and be mechanically inclined. • Maintain safe work practices and follow policies and procedures. • Experience operating forklift, overhead cranes, and precision instruments are preferred. • Ability to work in a safety sensitive environment • Willing to train

To learn more about Cathedral visit :www.cathedralenergyservices.com

Canyon Technical Services is a leader in the oilfield service industry, providing customized fracturing and pressure pumping solutions to oil and gas producers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. At Canyon, our employees are ‘Champions’, dedicated to fulfilling our Vision of “improving the industry one job at a time” - our ‘Champions’ have made Canyon one of the most sought-after providers in our industry. If you are looking for a career within a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then Canyon is looking for you!

Gibson Energy ULC is a progressive, growth oriented, North American midstream oil & gas company. We are currently seeking enthusiastic, results oriented professional drivers for our South East Saskatchewan Operations in: Frobisher, Estevan, Weyburn. COMPANY DRIVERS CUSTOM TREATING AND TERMINALS SWAMPERS OWNER OPERATORS Qualifications required: • Drivers must possess a valid Class 1 or 3 license with air endorsement • Swampers must possess a valid Class 5 license • 2+ years driving experience • Oilfield experience is an asset Gibson Energy ULC offers a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates are asked to fax resumes to: 306-486-2022, or email to: dfrobisher@gibsons.com www.gibsons.com

Now hiring Canyon Champions for the following positions:  

6 - Class 1 Drivers /Operators – Cement & Acid 2 - Supervisors—Cement & Acid

Applicant Requirements:  Self-motivated  Willing to work flexible hours  15 / 6 and contract 22 / 13 schedules  Safety-focused  Team oriented  Clean Class 1 Drivers abstract

Why Canyon?  Dynamic and rapidly growing company  Premium compensation package  New equipment  Paid technical and leadership training  Career advancement opportunities  RRSP matching program

To apply for the above positions, in confidence, please email or fax your resume and a copy of a current drivers abstract. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

How to apply:

online: canyontech.ca/careers fax: 888 249 3895

is looking for a

Carrier

for the 1300-1500 4th & 5th Street, 1200-1500 6th Street & Midtown Manor. To begin January 8, 2014. 120 Papers which are delivered to your home Tuesdays evenings for Wednesday delivery to your customers. Earn $24.00 per week with an opportunity to win a $100.00 monthly draw.

If interested please call Gayle at The Estevan Mercury

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Estevan Mercury

Senchuk Ford Service Department has the following full time position available

Technician

Employment Opportunities

Automotive and computer knowledgeable, as well as, experience and ADP training an asset but willing to train.

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

If you have a solid work ethic and take pride in your work, make sure to forward your resume immediately to Chris Hortness at

Yard & Warehouse personnel

chris@senchuk.com or call 306.636.6465

Ford Sales Ltd.

118 Souris Ave. N., Estevan • 634-3696

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

Part & full time positions available. Forklift and lumber experience would be an asset. Willing to train the right candidate.

Your Opportunity Awaits

Senchuk

101 Supreme St. (Shand access road)

Please email or fax resume to:

Comprehensive health package available & salary based on experience and qualifications.

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

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.

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.

Safety Person Needed for fast paced trucking company. • Must be knowledgeable of ISN, Complyworks and Enform COR. • Current safety certificates are necessary. • Computer knowledge of excel and word are essential. • Must be able to follow directions and work unsupervised. • Established safety program with current COR. Competitive wages and health benefits. Send resume to: daysams@sasktel.net or drop off at main office 88 Devonian St., Estevan. No phone calls please!

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Trucking Estevan Ltd.

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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CITY PAGE

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

ENERGY CITY FILM CIRCUIT

CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN Next Film: Cas & Dylan - January 25, 2014

KONCERTS FOR KIDS Highway 47 North Sanitary Sewer Crossing The City of Estevan isFubuki undertaking Construction of Sanitary Sewer across Highway 47 N nearby Hwy 47 Lift Daiko – March 11, 2014 7:00 pm at Estevan Comprehensive School Station (Sponsored by Dayman Trucking) Massive Munsch – April 10, 2014 7:00 pm at Westview School Construction on: (Sponsored by Sherritt Coal) Highway 47 - (Wellock Road to North City Limits) This work would require closure of immediate excavation and may necessitate parking restriction STARSareas FORof SASKATCHEWAN in adjacent areas. This work will commence on date October 29, 2013 and expected to be complete on MusictoIntima – January 30, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church November 15, 2013 (subject weather condition). Elmer Iseler Singers – February 6, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church Safety Ballet Jorgen Romeo and Juliet – February 18, 2014 7:30 pm at E.C.S. Construction site could be dangerous. If you have please ask to United keep aChurch safe distance from Guy and Nadina – April 12,children, 2014 7:30 pm at St.them Paul’s the site. We will take every precaution to ensure(Sponsored public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the by Enbridge) Everything Fitz – May 4, 2014 2:30 pm to at areas E.C.S. of open excavation. natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close (Sponsored by Enbridge) Theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone VISUAL suspiciously tampering ARTS with equipment, signage or barricades please contact (306) 421-6934, the Site Foreman or after hours call Police. Inspiring Your Creativity Workshop – December 1, 2013 Questions and Concerns Instructor: Judy Swallow Ages 13 Cost: $20.00 The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologize for+any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at Open Invitation To The Public (306) 634-1800 2013 Annual Adjudicated Art Show Public Reception Saturday, November 30th 7:00 pm at the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum Come and view art work from Local Artists

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL?

Contact us for more information on our programs “promoting the arts in OUR community” 306-634-3942

www.estevanartscouncil.com ENERGY CITY FILM CIRCUIT WHAT’S HAPPENING ENERGY CITY FILM CIRCUIT Next Film: Cas & Dylan - January 25, 2014 THE ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL? Next Film: Cas & Dylan - January 25, 2014

KONCERTS FOR KIDS Fubuki Daiko – March 11, 2014 7:00 pm at Estevan ComprehensiveFOR School (Sponsored “promoting the arts in OUR community” KONCERTS KIDS by Dayman Trucking) Massive Munsch – April 10, 2014 7:00 pm at Westview School (Sponsored by Sherritt Coal)

Fubuki Daiko – March 11, 2014 7:00 pm at Estevan Comprehensive School

(Sponsored by Dayman Trucking) STARS FOR SASKATCHEWAN ENERGY CITY FILM CIRCUIT Massive Munsch – April 10, 2014 7:00 pm at Westview School

Music Intima – January 30, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s(Sponsored United Church Elmer Iseler Singers – February 6, by Sherritt Coal) Next Film: Cas Dylan 25,Church 2014Ballet Jorgen Romeo and Juliet – February 18, 2014 7:30 pm 2014 & 7:30 pm at-St.January Paul’s United FOR at E.C.S. Guy and Nadina – April 12, 2014 STARS 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s SASKATCHEWAN United Church (Sponsored by Enbridge) KONCERTS Everything FOR KIDS FitzMusic – MayIntima 4, 2014–2:30 pm at E.C.S. (Sponsored by Enbridge) January 30, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church

ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

At The Library... Programs are FREE!

Children’s Programs FREE! call 306-636-1621 for pre-registration unless otherwise indicated. Fund-Raising Raffle: Stress-Free Christmas Basket Basket of goodies will include a new Sony E-Reader, bottle of wine and glasses, homemade spa essentials and more! Tickets are 1/$5 or 5/$20 from November 12- December 13 with the draw taking place on December 13 at the Library. Do yourself a favour during the busiest time of the year! Keep it for yourself or re-gift for a special someone! Teen & Adult Programs - FREE! Hello Computer! Monday, December 16th @ 3:00 or 4:00PM*. *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. To register, please call Krista at 306-636-1621 and indicate what you would like to learn. Cover-to-Cover Book Club. Thursday, December 19th @ 6:30 PM. This month’s seasonal book is The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman. “A riveting and highly commercial debut novel about the rich and complicated friendships between twelve women who meet for a cookie exchange.” Complete with cookie recipes! Call Krista to reserve your copy today. New members of all ages always welcome!

Library will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 & 31 & January 1 for the holidays.

SPIN CLASSES Jan. 7 - Feb. 6/2014

6:10 am & 9:10 am Elmer Iseler Singers – February 6, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church$100/session - monthly membership included

– March 11, 2014 7:00 pm at Estevan Comprehensive School Ballet Jorgen Romeo and Juliet – February 18, 2014 7:30 pm at E.C.S. Contact us for more information (Sponsored by Dayman Trucking) Guy and Nadina – April 12, 2014 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s United Church on our programs 306-634-3942 www.estevanartscouncil.com (Sponsored by Enbridge) e Munsch – April 10, 2014 7:00 pm at Westview School Everything Fitz – May 4, 2014 2:30 pm at E.C.S. (Sponsored by Sherritt Coal) (Sponsored by Enbridge)

To register call 306-634-1876.

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

City of Estevan PUBLIC NOTICE The council of the City of Estevan, pursuant to Section 207 of the Planning and Development Act, 2007, gives notice of its intention to amend Zoning Bylaw #2010-1834 & the corresponding Zoning Map as hereinafter provided: 1. Consideration is being given to amend the zoning Bylaw Map by rezoning the following property as described below:

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Dispatcher)

“Part of the Northeast Quarter Section 27, Township 2, Range 8, West of the Second Meridian, Estevan, Saskatchewan, encompassing approximately 3.42 hectares, as shown on a plan Proposed Subdivision prepared by S.M. Drew, SLS, and dated the 14th Day of June 2012” to be rezoned as follows:

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills. This person will handle incoming telephone calls, general public inquiries and complaints, and will communicate via radio transmissions with members on patrol. Must be able to work independently under stress as well as produce a high degree of accuracy. Application packages can be picked up at the Estevan Police Service or mailed out upon request. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please return the completed package with an updated resume in a sealed envelope to: Chief of Police Estevan Police Service 301-11th Ave.Estevan, Sask. S4A 1C7

a) Proposed Lots: • 2 through 6, Block 177 • 1 through 3, 12, 13, 14, Block 175 • 2 through 9, Block 176 From the existing URBAN HOLDING ZONE (UH) to RESIDENTIAL LOW-DENSITY SINGLEDETACHED ZONE(R1); b) Proposed Lots: • 4 through 11, Block 175 • 10, 11, Block 176 From the existing URBAN HOLDING ZONE (UH) to RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY MIX ZONE (R2)

“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 9:00 am to 1:00 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 fitness Centre, swimming pool, multi-purpose room and/or tennis/squash courts, focusing on their physical and mental health.

c) Proposed Lots: • 1, Block 177 • 1, Block 176 From the existing URBAN HOLDING ZONE (UH) to RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY ZONE (R3) Reason: Rezoning is being undertaken to support the proposed development of the Dominion Heights Phase 4 Residential Subdivision ; (Boundaries of Rezoning are shown on the accompanying Plan)

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

The amending Bylaw (#2013-1933) may be inspected by any person at the Legislative Services Business Division, City Hall, 1102 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. City Council, at it’s meeting to be held on Monday, January 20, 2014, at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan will hear any person(s) wishing to be heard with respect to the proposed rezoning bylaw and will further consider any written submissions respecting the proposed zoning amendment, provided such and/ or submissions are received by the City Clerk’s Office, Legislative Services, City Hall, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Dated at the City of Estevan this 11th Day of December, 2013

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Public Notice It has been noted that some public streets have been littered with Regen carts please be aware that the following is a condition of Bylaw 2013-1926 8. STORAGE OF RECEPTACLES (1) Except as otherwise herein provided, no person store an approved receptacle, upon any portion of a street or boulevard. (2) The owner or occupant of every premise shall provide sufficient space on that premise for storage of the approved receptacles. (3) The owner or occupant, where front street collection is estabilished, shall place the approved receptacle on the street against the curb or at or at an approved alternate location no ealier that 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to scheduled collection and removed prior to 8:00 p.m. on the day of collection. Please contact Judy Pilloud City Clerk 306-634-1852 if you have any questions regarding the full bylaw.

Heating Heating Safety Safety

Heating Safety

There is something about the winter months and curling up

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City of Estevan - Residential Lot for Sale ‘DOMINION HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION-PHASE 2’

Heating Equipment Heating stoves following Smarts manufacturer’s instructions Equipment

The City of Estevan has one (1) Single-family residential lot for sale located at 1918 Matte Court-Lot 23 Block 168.

a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most Smarts heating fires from happening. Install wood burning

Conditions of Sale include:

Install wood burning or have a professional do the stoves following installation. All fuel-burning manufacturer’s instructions Install wood burning equipment should be vented stoves following to theoroutside avoid carbon do the have atoprofessional manufacturer’s instructions monoxide (CO) poisoning. installation. All fuel-burning or have a professional do the equipment should Install and maintain CO be vented installation. All fuel-burning to to the outside to avoid carbon alarms avoid the risk equipment should be vented monoxide (CO) poisoning. of If to CO thepoisoning. outside to avoid carbon you smell gas in monoxide (CO) poisoning. anddomaintain CO yourInstall gas heater, alarms to avoidCO the risk do not light Install and the maintain appliance. Leave theriskIf of CO poisoning. alarms to avoid the home immediately of CO poisoning. If in you smell gas and your fire do you call smell gaslocal in your gas heater, department or gas company. yourdo gas heater, not lightdothe do not light the appliance. Leave the appliance. Leave the immediately homehome immediately and callheating yourfire local fire and of call your local Half home fires are department or gas company. department or gas company. reported during the months

Smarts

• Lot Purchase price: $118,884.00 plus G.S.T & transfer fees. • 50% (non-refundable) down payment, with remainder of purchase price to be paid within 6 months of purchase agreement date. • Construction to commence within 6 months of purchase agreement date. For further information please contact the Land Development Services Division,     1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, (306) 634-1821.

   

   

  FACT     LEISURE  CENTRE   of December, January, HOLIDAY   SEASON   HOURS   LEISURE   CENTRE   • Estevan Board of Police Commissioners HOLIDAY   S EASON   H OURS   and February. FACT FACT • CP Rail Advisory Committee Your Source for SAFETY Information HOLIDAY   S EASON   H OURS   Half Half of home heating fires arefires are • Development Appeals Board of home heating reported duringduring the months   reported the months   December, of January, Please respond in writing by December 31, 2013 to: of December, January,   and February.     and February. Your Source9for SAFETY Information Saturday  December  21  ………Pool  C   losed  at   8…….…   am   –  9pm    Saturday   City Clerk 1102 - 4th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Your Source for SAFETY Information December   21  ………Pool   Closed  at  8…….…  9am  –  9pm   Sunday   D ecember   2 2   … …….Pool   C losed   a t   8 …….…...12pm   –   9 pm   LEISURE   CENTRE   Ph: 306-634-1852; Fax: 306-634-9790 email: cityclerk@estevan.ca Sunday   D8ecember   22  –…  9 …….Pool   Closed  at  8…….…...12pm  –  9pm   Saturday   D ecember   2 1   … ……Pool   C losed   a t   …….…   9 am   pm   Monday  December  23  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   Monday   D…….…...12pm   ecember  23  …–……Pool   Closed  at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   Sunday  DDH ecember   2  … ……   …….Pool   Closed   at  8A  9pm   HOLIDAY  SEASON   OURS   Tuesday   ecember   224   FACILITY   CLOSED   T  4….6am  –  4pm       The City of Estevan invites interested citizens to sit on various council committees such as: LEISURE  CENTRE  

   

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ecember   24  –…  8…   FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm       Monday  December  23  ………Pool  CTuesday   losed  at  8D…….…..   6am   pm           Wednesday   December   25…………………………………… .CLOSED     LEISURE  CENTRE   LEISURE  CENTRE   LEISURE   CENTRE   LEISURE   ENTRE   LEISURE   Tuesday  December   24   ……  FACILITY   CLOSED   ACT   ….6am  –  2 45…………………………………… pm     LEISURE     CENTRE   Wednesday   D4ecember   .CLOSED   CENTRE   HOLIDAY  SEASON  HOURS   HOLIDAY  SEASON   HOURS   HOLIDAY  S2 HOURS   HOLIDAY  SEASON  HOURS   HOLIDAY  SEASON  HOURS   Thursday   December   6…………………………………………   12pm  –  4pm  HOLIDAY  SEASON  HOURS     EASON   Wednesday  December   25…………………………………… .CLOSED   Thursday  December   26…………………………………………   12pm  –  4pm               (Pool,  fitness   room,  running  track)                           12pm   (Pool,   running  track)     Thursday   December   2  f4itness   pm   room,      9pm  ecember         6…………………………………………       Friday   am    8– pm   Saturday  December  21  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  December  21  ………Pool  Closed   at  8…….…  9am  –D Saturday  December  22 1  …7……………………………………………..   ……Pool  Closed  at  8…….…  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  December  21  ………Pool  Closed  at  86 …….…   9am  –  – 9pm   Saturday   December  21  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  December  21  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…  9am  –  9pm   Sunday  December  22  ……….Pool  Closed  at  8…….…...12pm  –  9pm   Sunday  December  22  ……….Pool  Closed  at     8…….…...12pm   ecember   Closed  at  8…….…...12pm   Sunday   December   22  D ……….Pool   Closed   t  8…….…...12pm   pm   Sunday  December  22  ……….Pool  Closed  at  8…….…...12pm  –  9pm   Sunday  6 December   Closed  at  8…….…...12pm  –  9pm   Friday   ecember   26am  7……………………………………………..   am  22  –……….Pool    8pm     –  9pm    aSunday    22  ……….Pool   running   tarack)     –––  8  9pm   Saturday  December  21  ………Pool   Closed   t  ecember   8  D…….…   9(Pool,   –  9fitness   pm   –  9pm  room,   Monday  December  23  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  23  ………Pool  Closed   at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   D Monday   December  23  ………Pool   Closed  at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  23  ………Pool  Closed  at  89 …….…..   Monday  December  23  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  23  ………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…..  6am  –  8pm   Saturday   2am   8…………………………………………   am    8pm   Tuesday  December  24  ……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm     Tuesday     December  24  ……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm     Tuesday     December  24  ……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm     Tuesday     December  24  ……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm     Tuesday     December  24  ……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm     Tuesday     24  ……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4….6am  –  4pm       Saturday   December   2   8…………………………………………   9December   am   –2  5…………………………………… 8pm   Friday   D ecember   2 7……………………………………………..   6 am   –   8 pm     9 pm   Sunday   December   22   … …….Pool   C losed   a t   8 …….…...12pm   – Wednesday  December   25…………………………………… .CLOSED   Wednesday   December   25…………………………………… . CLOSED   Wednesday   D ecember   2 5…………………………………… . CLOSED   Wednesday   D ecember   2 5…………………………………… . CLOSED Wednesday   D ecember   2 5…………………………………… . CLOSED   Wednesday   D ecember   .CLOSED   Sunday  December  29…………………………………………...12pm  –  8pm   Thursday  December  26…………………………………………  12pm  –  4pm   Thursday  December  26…………………………………………  12pm  –  4pm   Thursday  December  26…………………………………………  12pm  –  4pm   Thursday  December  26…………………………………………  12pm  –  4pm   Thursday  December  26…………………………………………  12pm  –  4pm   Thursday  December  26…………………………………………  12pm  –  4pm   ecember   –fitness    8pm   Saturday   ecember   8…………………………………………   am   –             (Pool,   fitness  room,  running   tecember   rack)         2   3      …(Pool,   fitness  room,  running   track)       D   …….…..         (Pool,  fitness   r2 oom,   running   track)       Sunday           (Pool,  D fitness   room,  running  t9 rack)    29…………………………………………...12pm    8pm           (Pool,  fitness  room,  running  track)               (Pool,   room,  running  track)     Monday   D ……Pool   C losed   a t   8 6 am   –   8 pm   Monday   ecember   30………………………………………….   6am    8pm   Friday  December  27……………………………………………..  6am  –  8pm   Friday  December  27……………………………………………..   6am  –  8pm  D Friday   December  27……………………………………………..   6am  –  8pm   Friday  December  27……………………………………………..   6am  ––  8pm   Friday  December  27……………………………………………..  6am  –  8pm   Friday  December  27……………………………………………..  6am  –  8pm   Saturday  December  28…………………………………………  9am  –  8pm   Saturday  December  28…………………………………………   –  8pm   D Saturday   December  28…………………………………………   9am  –  8pm   Saturday   December  28…………………………………………   9am  –3  8pm   Saturday   December  28…………………………………………  9am  –  8pm   Saturday   Dam   ecember  2– 8…………………………………………   9am  –  8pm   December   0………………………………………….   6December    8pm   Sunday   ecember   21……   9…………………………………………...12pm   –pm    8pm   Tuesday  December  24  ……  FACILITY   C9am  LOSED   A T  4….6am   –  F4ACILITY   pm      CMonday   Sunday  December  29…………………………………………...12pm  –  8pm   Sunday  December  29…………………………………………...12pm   –  8pm   Sunday   December  29…………………………………………...12pm   –  8pm   Sunday   December  29…………………………………………...12pm   –  8   pm   Sunday  December   29…………………………………………...12pm  –  8pm   Tuesday   D ecember   3 LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am   – 4   29…………………………………………...12pm  –  8pm   Sunday   Monday  December  30………………………………………….  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  30………………………………………….  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  30………………………………………….  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  30………………………………………….  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  30………………………………………….  6am  –  8pm   Monday  December  30………………………………………….  6am  –  8pm   Tuesday   D ecember   3 1……   F ACILITY   C LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am   –   4 pm     Monday   D ecember   3 0………………………………………….   6 am   –   8 pm   Tuesday  December  Wednesday   31……  FACILITY  CLOSED  AT  4…  6am   –   4 pm     Tuesday   D ecember   3 1……   F ACILITY   C LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am   –   4 pm     Tuesday   D ecember   3 1……   F ACILITY   C LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am   –   4 pm     Tuesday   D ecember   3 1……   F ACILITY   C LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am   –   4 pm     Tuesday   D ecember   3 1……   F ACILITY   C LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am   –   4 pm     Tuesday   D ecember   3 1……   F ACILITY   C LOSED   A T   4 …   6 am  –  4pm     December   25…………………………………… .CLOSED                 Tuesday         December  31……  FACILITY       CLOSED  AT  4…  6am  –  4   pm       December   2J6…………………………………………   12pm  –  41pm     Wednesday  January  Thursday   1,  2014………………………………..   12pm  –  5pm   Wednesday   anuary  1,  2014………………………………..   12pm  –  5pm   Wednesday  January  1,  2014………………………………..   2pm  –  5pm   Wednesday  January  1,  2014………………………………..  12pm  –  5pm   Wednesday  January  1,  2014………………………………..  12pm  –  5pm   Wednesday  January  1,  2014………………………………..  12pm  –  5pm   Thursday  January  2………..Pool  Closed  at  8…….…….  6am  –  9pm   Thursday  January  2………..Pool  Closed  at  8…….…….   –  9pm   Thursday  January  2………..Pool  Closed  at  8…….…….  6am  –  9pm   Thursday   –  9pm   Thursday  January  2………..Pool  Closed  at  8…….…….  6am  –  9pm   Thursday  January  2………..Pool  Closed  at  8…….…….  6am  –  9pm     January  2………..Pool  Closed  at  8…….…….  66am     66am   Friday  January  3…………Pool   Closed   at  8…….…………   6am  –  9pm   Friday   January  3…………Pool   Closed  at  8Wednesday   …….…………   am  –  9rpm   Friday  J January   3…………Pool   C1 losed   a2 t  8014………………………………..   …….…………  6am  –  9pm   Friday  January  3…………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…………   am  –  9pm   January  3…………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…………  6am  –  9pm   Friday  January  3…………Pool  Closed  at  8…….…………  6am  –  9pm             (Pool,   f itness   r oom,   unning   t rack)     anuary   ,   12pm   –  5Friday   pm   Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed  at  8……...…..  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed  at  8……...…..  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed  at  8……...…..  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed  at  8……...…..  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed  at  8……...…..  9am  –  9pm   Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed  at  8……...…..  9am  –  9pm   Wednesday   ,  2Sunday   014………………………………..   1January   2pm   –  5Closed   pm      12pm  –  9pm   JSunday   Sunday  January  5………...Pool  Closed  at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm   Sunday  January  5………...Pool  Closed  at  8……….…..   January  5………...Pool  Closed  at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm   Sunday   January  5………...Pool  Closed  J at  anuary   8……….…..    12pm  –  91 January  5………...Pool  Closed  at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm   Sunday   5………...Pool   at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm   Friday  December  27……………………………………………..   6am  –  8pm  Closed   Thursday   anuary   2………..Pool   at  8…….…….   6am  –  pm  9pm   Thursday   J anuary   2 ………..Pool   C losed   a t   8 …….…….   6 am   –   9 pm   Wednesday   J anuary   1 ,   2 014………………………………..   1 2pm   –   5 pm   Saturday  December  28…………………………………………   9am  –  8pm   Friday  January  3…………Pool   Closed  at  8…….…………  6am  –  9pm   ****  These  hours  are  for  the  Leisure  Centre.  Arena   ****  These  hours  are  for  the  Leisure   Centre.  Arena   ****   These  hours  a2 re  f………..Pool   or  the  Leisure  Centre.  Arena   ****  These   hours   are  for  the  Leisure   Centre.   Arena   ****  These   hours  are  for  a the   eisure   Centre.  Arena   ****   hese  hours   for  the  Leisure  Centre.  Arena   Friday   36 …………Pool   Closed   t  L8 …….…………   6Tam   –  a9re  pm   Thursday   January   Closed   t   8Jdanuary   …….…….   am   9pm   Sunday   Dschedules.   ecember   29…………………………………………...12pm   –schedules.    8pm   Hours  will  vary   depending  on  ice   *****   Hours   will  vary  depending  on  Saturday   ice  schedules.  *****  January   Hours  will  vary  4 depending   on  ice   Hours   ill  8 vary   epending  on  ice  9 schedules.   Hours  will  vary  depending  on  ice  schedules.  *****   Hours  will  vary  depending  on  ice  schedules.  *****   ……..…Pool   C*****   losed   awt  a ……...…..   am   –*****    –9  pm   Saturday   J anuary   4 ……..…Pool   C losed   a t   8 ……...…..   9 am   –   9 pm   Friday   J anuary   3 …………Pool   C losed   a t   8 …….…………   6 am   –   9 pm   Monday  December  30………………………………………….   6am  –  8pm   Sunday  January  5………...Pool   Closed  at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm     Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  Closed   Sunday   January  9 5am   ………...Pool   at  8……...…..   –  9pm   Closed  at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm   Tuesday  December  31……  FACILITY   CLOSED  AT  4…  6am  –  4pm           Sunday  January  5………...Pool  Closed   a t   8 ……….…..     1 2pm   –  9pm          

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                    Wednesday  January  1,  2014………………………………..   1 2pm   –   5 pm       ****  These  hours  are  for  the  Leisure  Centre.  Arena   ****  These  hours  are  for  the  Leisure  Centre.  Arena     Thursday  January  2………..Pool  Closed   at  8…….…….  6am  –  9pm   Hours   whese   ill  vary   depending   ohe   n  iLce   schedules.   *****   Friday  January  3…………Pool  Closed   a t   8 …….…………   6 am   –   9 pm   ****   T h ours   a re   f or   t eisure   entre.   Aepending   rena   Hours   wCill   vary  d on  ice  schedules.  *****         Saturday  January  4……..…Pool  C  losed  Hours   at  8……...…..   9 am   –   9 pm   w ill   v ary   d epending     on  ice  schedules.  *****   MERRY CHRISTMAS * MERRY CHRISTMAS * MERRY CHRISTMAS * MERRY CHRISTMAS * MERRY CHRISTMAS * MERRY CHRISTMAS * MERRY CHRISTMAS *     Sunday  January  5………...Pool  Closed   at  8……….…..    12pm  –  9pm        

 


B20 December 18, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Your locally owned, nationally priced Brick store would like to wish Estevan and all its surrounding areas a very mErrY christmas and BEst wishEs for thE nEw YEar!

Thank you to all our loyal customers for your continued patronage and we look forward to serving you in the new year.

STAY TUNED FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL

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