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Estevan city council approves one marijuana dispensary for the community By David Willberg dwillberg@estevanmercury.ca

Estevan city council has decided that one marijuana retailer will be sufficient for the Energy City once the drug becomes legal. Council approved having just the one dispensary in Estevan at its meeting on Monday night, acting on a recommendation that came from the Estevan board of police commissioners last month to have just the one retailer. The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority had said Estevan could have two retailers if it wanted. Discussion at Monday night’s meeting on the issue was brief. Mayor Roy Ludwig noted that Police Chief Paul Ladouceur wanted to have just one retailer at first, monitor the situation and then at some point in the future, add a second retailer in Estevan. Councillor Shelly Veroba, in making the motion Monday night to have just one retailer, said that when council decides a second retailer is necessary, it could be added. “ I d o n ’t t h i n k w e should start with two,” she said. Nobody showed up

to the council meeting to voice opposition to the one vendor system, and the only people in council chambers on Monday night were council members, city staff and the media. Ludwig said that due to all of the changes associated with marijuana legalization, including changes to bylaws, as well as the impact on local law enforcement, it would be easier to start with one retailer and add a second at a later date. “It’s just going to be a lot of things coming at our police, and everyone, actually,” said Ludwig. The city’s building inspector has been working on a bylaw and on zoning requirements, in co-operation with the police chief. Ludwig said those tasks are moving forward. The police board is discussing new issues that pop up related to marijuana legalization at each of their meetings. Cannabis is scheduled to be legalized in Canada as of July 1. “It’s all happening fairly rapidly as we move forward,” said Ludwig. The legalization of marijuana generated a lot of discussion at the recent convention for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association,

Mayor Roy Ludwig says one marijuana dispensary is enough for Estevan for now, but a second vendor could come to Estevan in the future. File photo he said, because a lot of municipalities are scrambling to be ready for the legalization date. The mayor is confident the city will be ready once marijuana becomes legal, as the bylaw changes will be finished. And he’s confident the EPS will be ready as well. “The chief has been going to different conferences on this all the time,” said Ludwig. The retailer that council approves would be located in a commercial area, likely downtown, rather than in an industrial area. It also has to be a certain dis-

tance away from schools. Ludwig believes that council’s decision to have one retailer won’t result in pricing issues. “The price will be probably fixed by the liquor board commission,” said Ludwig. The mayor admits that some members of the public are not pleased with the decision to go with one retailer. Most of the dissenting voices that he has heard don’t want to see marijuana sold in Estevan. “Some of our elderly people would rather not see any, but the problem we have with that is the under-

ground economy (for marijuana) is here already, so for us to just say we’re not going to have it would be somewhat simplistic,” said Ludwig. “People would just order it online, or go to Weyburn and get it.” He added he knows of some who want to see two retailers in the community. Once it’s time to add a second retailer, Ludwig believes it would be as simple as having a recommendation from the police board to city council, and then council would need to be willing to have a second dispensary. It would have to fall under conditions out-

lined in the zoning bylaw. “I’m sure the licensing people would then decide at that time,” said Ludwig. “Interested parties would apply, and then they (SLGA) again would decide – like they’re going to with this one – who gets it. That won’t be a council decision. That will be the liquor commission that decides who gets this business licence.” The city hasn’t spoken with SLGA on whether it would be allowed to apply for a second licence at some point in the future, but Ludwig said council believes that won’t be a problem.

Estevan culture centres dealing with new budget cuts spite the cuts we have had, but we are going to be open year-round and we are still At the end of every trying our best to provide fiscal year, there is always programs and services for talk of budgets, and lately the community,” said Mark those budget talks have Veneziano, the directorincluded cuts to local cul- curator of the SVM.  “As of right now we tural agencies.  T h e E s t e v a n A r t s are still going to be operatCouncil (EAC), Estevan ing as usual but we won’t Art Gallery and Museum be able to expand as much (EAGM), Souris Valley as we wanted to for next Museum (SVM) and Souris winter because there is a Valley Theatre (SVT) all lack of funding.”  The museum is going suffered a reduction in the grants they received from to lose their summer students who were integral to the City of Estevan.  The cuts were revealed providing extra help during when the budget was re- the museum’s busy season.  “We are going to have leased late last year. The city cited lower revenues scale back much of what this year, stemming from we wanted to do for 2019,” reductions in municipal said Veneziano.  The museum has optoperating grants from the provincial government, ed to best deal with these as well as the govern- cuts by looking for grants ment’s decision to reduce from the federal governthe grants in lieu of taxa- ment. The museum has tion paid to municipalities.  been cut 20 per cent and “This year is going to they must now find their be a great year for us de- own methods of offsetting

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those losses. “Our staff has not decreased throughout this process; we still are running regular winter employment of one full-time position and one part-time position and overall we will be operating as usual with some limitations,” said Veneziano. The arts council has also been cut, and they will also be applying for grants and trying to find ways to raise extra money to make up for their loss of revenue.  “The biggest thing we are looking at is other sources of funding, meaning we are looking to provincial and federal grants to make up for the shortfall in our budget due to the cuts,” said Melanie Memory, the administrator and accountant for the EAC.  “We have been handed a 10 per cent cut to our overall budget and there is a lot of stress associated with relying on non-

guaranteed grant money for operating costs,” she added. The EAC is only receiving a 10 per cent cut. When Memory was asked about that amount, she said, “The arts council is very small; it only has one paid employee and the costs associated with the council are always going up. As such a 20 per cent cut could result in the council not being able function and could also mean a layoff of our only paid employee.  “The most unfortunate thing is we have had to increase our fees like our art camp, for example. It was originally $75 last year per child and we’ve had to increase it to $90 this year.” Memory noted that getting grants is very difficult because the applications are complex and they get harder every year to qualify for. The most difficult thing about the

grants is the stiff competition. Additionally, once an application is sent off, a jury looks them over and may send them back for additional information.  “Business for the Arts has been a great way to raise money for what we do. The way it basically works is however much money each group raises themselves, the government will match that amount in the form of a donation,” said Memory.   The EAGM has been cut 20 per cent as well; they have laid off curator Sarah Durham, and Amber Andersen, the current museum director, will now go back to being the directorcurator of the museum, a role she held from 2011 to 2013. They have also lost their summer students, which provided them with a lot of help because they do so much educational programming and extra help is always needed in

the summer months.    “The city covers 90 per cent of our wages and utilities, and because of that, if we lose 20 per cent of our funding, then we will have to lay someone off due to the large amount of wages that are covered by the city,” said Andersen.  “As I have mentioned before I don’t feel like the city wanted to do this, they are certainly having budget issues as well and these cuts are also mostly coming down from a provincial level,” she added.  With the loss of their summer students and their curator, there is a reduction in staffing that Andersen pointed to being about 33 per cent. The result of this is the current employees of the museum are going to have to take on more responsibility.  This has also amounted to a reduction in programming and exhibits. A2 » CULTURE

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Local school boards pleased to receive additional provincial funding By William Acri  wacri@estevanmercury.ca

The two school divisions in southeast Saskatchewan are pleased that new Premier Scott Moe has committed an additional $7.5 million in funding for education in the province.  The South East Cornerstone Public School Division received an extra $348,000 in funding and the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division has received $48,000. The directors of education for those school boards have expressed their appreciation at receiving the much-needed funds.   Gwen Keith, the director of education for Holy Family, said “the money we have now and the money we will be getting will always be used at the school or classroom level to benefit our students. “Right now I believe we are accommodating our classrooms fairly and justly within our means

and we hope to use this additional funding accordingly,” she added. Lynn Little, the director of education for South East Cornerstone, said their share of the money is proportional to the size of the division. With 38 school buildings and one virtual school under its banner, the money they received will go a long ways to helping students in the division.  Keith was unable to speak to where the money they received might be spent but ultimately it is up to their senior management.  “We have five schools and spreading out $48,000 is going to be difficult. We may send the bulk of that money to one of our schools that is in dire need of financial support. We may also spread the money out equally, that is all up to our senior management,” said Keith.  “The provincial budget is coming out April 10 and they have already

announced that for next year there will be more funding available, but how that money is going to be dispersed is still something we are waiting for.” Little is happy South East Cornerstone will receive the funds, but the hard part will be directing them to the right place. “We will be taking a look at all of the evidence we have from the different data sources, from the goal areas that we have identified, where we are or are not meeting, and will go from there, always remembering the our obligations we have to our students,” said Little.  “We will be taking a look at our early learning pieces, we will take a look at reading achievement as some areas that we may send funding to,” she added.  Little noted that she has not had an opportunity to sit down with her senior management and discuss where the funding might be going, but that is planned

to happen soon.   “We will be taking a look at our early learning pieces, we will take a look at reading achievement as some areas that we may send funding to. English as an additional language is something we will be interested in as well as a possibility to send money to,” said Little.  Her school board is also undergoing some changes with the introduction of a student information system. This system is fairly new and is currently partially in place, and the new funds are hoped to get that system running more smoothly. Its purpose is aimed at making the school board and the schools themselves more efficient.   “The student information system is where all of the demographics, student attendance, student marking, marks submission to the ministry all happens. When it is complete, parents will be able to use it as well,” said Little. 

South East Cornerstone Public School Division director of education Lynn Little “Some students will be receiving their report card online but the younger grades we are likely going to stick to the paper report card,” she added. Little also said the hiring of more teachers for special needs students is something they will be exploring.   “We, like the other

school divisions, know there is money available in the April 10 budget and that is great but we are all waiting to see how that money is dispersed,” said Little. “We do have increased costs each year that run between two and three per cent, which is directly related to inflation.”

Former Estevan Youth Soccer board member charged with theft and fraud By Brian Zinchuk brian.zinchuk@sasktel.net

A former board member with Estevan Youth Soccer made a first appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday morning, facing two charges involving taking money from the organization. Aleah McIsaac, 35, of Estevan, has been charged with stealing an amount

in excess of $5,000, and fraud in excess of $5,000. The charges cover a period from Jan. 1, 2016 to Feb. 1, 2017. Representing herself at her first appearance, McIsaac asked Judge Lane Wiegers for time to hire a lawyer. He set the matter over to March 12 to allow her to do just that. In a press release, Estevan Youth Soccer said,

“The current Estevan Youth Soccer board was formulated at an annual general meeting held in early 2017, and is aware an investigation took place by the Estevan Police Service and that charges have now stemmed from that investigation. Any knowledge of acts done by any previous board member(s) was turned over to the Estevan Police Service for

their expertise. The current board has co-operated in full with Estevan Police Service to assist in determining if any issues existed with finances from previous years. “Any board members mentioned in the court proceedings are not current board members at this time and none of the board members elected in 2017 are under suspicion,

Culture groups scrambling to apply for grants « A1 This is because artists charge a fixed rate for their art to be shown publicly. That rate is always going up and inflation makes it higher, which means less art at the EAGM. The SVT has also been cut 20 per cent. They

have lost their summer students and are looking to grants and cross promotion with businesses to make up for the shortfall in funding.   General manager Lyn Vilcu said that despite the cuts, what they offer to the

than likely we will have to more with less people, the lack of summer students mainly being an issue.” Vilcu noted there would be issues with their youth camp, because their summer students mostly ran that camp.

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area to develop their skills, stay active and enjoy ‘the beautiful game.’ At current time the board of EYS does not foresee any negative impact to the future of the program or future program costs.” According to its Facebook page, Estevan Youth Soccer has its annual general meeting at 1 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Auditorium 1 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Preliminary inquiry date set for Glydon and Johnson Two suspects appeared in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday in connection with a drug bust that occurred in November 2017, with the case advancing to the preliminary inquiry stage. Ashley A. Glydon and Kenneth E. J. Johnson of Estevan have been charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, and possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine in connection with the drug bust.  They appeared in court by video and both appearances were procedural related, with Judge Lane Wiegers remanding both the accused to a later date. Johnson and Glydon are scheduled to appear in court on May 24 and 25 for a preliminary inquiry.

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community isn’t expected to change.   “We are not full into our season yet so how these cuts are going to affect us is not entirely known at this time,” said Vilcu. “We are going to have staffing issues, more

charged or accused. Estevan Youth Soccer cannot comment further on the investigation or any charges that have been laid at this time. “The Estevan Youth Soccer board is working with the Saskatchewan Soccer Association to ensure the most affordable top quality soccer program is provided for the children and youth of Estevan and

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Prairie Women on Snowmobiles finish up their Mission 2018 tour in Estevan

Prairie Women on Snowmobiles president Kelly Kim Rea gives a speech to the audience about the riders’ hard work and not giving up on the difficult and cold journey that started in Regina.

By William Acri wacri@estevanmercury.ca

The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles (PWOS) came to Estevan for the first time on Friday night, and it was the last stop on their long journey that started in early February.   The PWOS Mission 2018 was a six-day trip, with a kickoff in Regina on Feb. 3, and the ride starting in Regina Beach on Feb. 4. That journey took them through a great number of small towns and cities.  Mission 2018 received $61,683 in donations for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and $35,708 for the Canadian Cancer Society. All together they concluded their Mission 2018 with a total of $97,499 and all the Prairie Women were very happy with those results.  The Estevan Snowmobile Club hosted the PWOS and donated $2,500 to the organization, and the PWOS were very grateful for such a generous donation from a non-profit group such as the snowmobile club. “Thank you everyone. This entire province is awesome,” said PWOS president Kelly Kim Rea after announcing the official donation numbers.  The event on Friday night was a supper and a cabaret, with Method to Madness playing live music after the banquet was over. Before the food was out on the tables, there were some speeches given by most of the Prairie Women, who shared their stories with the audience about their encounters with cancer. Each story included

a tale of brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers and many other family members dying from cancer and how hard it was to overcome that loss once their loved one had died. Some of the stories were more personal in regards to the Prairie Women themselves, going into detail about how hard it was for them to beat their battles with breast cancer. The local snowmobile club paid for the hotel rooms for the Prairie Women to stay in while they were in Estevan, and they also covered the cost of the dance tickets, which were for the live music. President of the Estevan Snowmobile Club Dave Heier noted that if you put all the costs together that his club covered, plus the $2,500 donation, the amount would be closer to $5,000.  Heier has been a part of the snowmobile club since 2003 and he said he just loves to go snowmobiling, and getting the PWOS out to Estevan worked out extremely well. “We all did a great job, the girls did a great job as well. Everything has just turned out awesome, we are having a good time and I promised them a good party and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves,” said Heier.  “It’s not normal for a non-profit to give to a non-profit but we thought it was worth because the Prairie Women do such an amazing job for a good cause. I think we have all been touched by cancer, or known somebody that had to deal with cancer and it’s

been a great night.” The live music was a great thing to have during the night. After the banquet, the tables from the middle of the room were removed so that the banquet hall could convert into a dance floor. Heier and Rea did spend some time dancing together and those who came to the event were very supportive that the Prairie Women and their crew members decided to finish their tour in Estevan. There was a silent auction that featured everything from bikes to jackets at the banquet. A large amount of businesses in the Estevan area donated their own products to help raise money to fight breast cancer.  The Prairie Women are undecided at this time of where they will be heading for 2019 but Rea said she was impressed with the Estevan community and the southeast corner has a

The Prairie Women on Snowmobiles gather for a photo with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. whole in how generous they were in helping the Prairie Women continue their fight against breast cancer.  Mission 2018 saw the PWOS stop in many southeast communities for coffee break events and lunches. A lunch stop was held in Midale earlier in the day on Friday. (See this week’s edition of Lifestyles for more on the visit to Midale). Other stops in the southeast included Lampman and Torquay. When a lack of snow on the ground prevented the PWOS from riding their sleds from community to community, the riders packed up their snowmobiles and travelled via trucks to the next stop. 

Estevan Snowmobile Club president Dave Heier gives a speech to the audience who came out and supported the Prairie Women’s ride against breast cancer.

Musicians and performers giving back to the legion By William Acri  wacri@estevanmercury.ca

The Royal Canadian Legion’s Estevan branch has come under some financial strain recently, and even though it is doing much better, they still need help moving forward with improving their building and continuing to be a great service to the community.  In an interview with the Mercury, local DJ Dave Elliott said he and others were interested in

helping out the legion, and slowly came together with an idea to host a dinner and a dance that will take place in the legion hall on Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the dance are $10 and tickets for the dance and dinner are $35. Everyone is encouraged to come out and have a good time, and help the legion continue to serve the community in Estevan. “The topic of the legion came up and we just kind of thought we could have a lot of fun at night preforming

for people, and we could donate time and help out the legion,” said Elliott. Elliott hopes to attract a younger crowd to the legion later in the night.  “We are going to have a lot of talent out for the dance and entertainment that night. I am more of an old rock sort of guy. Richey Roy will be coming out as well and he does more hip-hop music and magic tricks. Tyler Weiler will be the later show and he will be a prelude to The Broke Scholar who is a rapper,” said Elliott.  

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Cuts to culture agencies are unfortunate The impact of cultural organizations in the community cannot be denied. Not only do they offer music, history, literature and the arts with events and exhibits, but they also provide a variety of programs, many of which are free. Those programs are often a hit with young people. These agencies are a tremendous asset to our city. That’s why we’re lamenting the money they lost through grants from the city. The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, the Souris Valley Museum, Souris Valley Theatre and Estevan Arts Council have all seen their funding dropped between 10 to 20 per cent. Now, before we go pointing the finger of blame at Estevan city council, this isn’t necessarily council’s fault. This is another repercussion from last year’s provincial budget. The city lost nearly a million dollars in government funding, thanks to a quirk in the provincial revenue sharing formula, and the government’s crushing decision to repeal two-thirds of the grants in lieu of taxation. Not only did that cost the city a million dollars for last year, but it’s going to be a

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So much wrong is being said There is so much wrong being said about the death of Colten Boushie and the trial of Gerald Stanley, it’s hard to know where to begin. First off, let me start by saying I covered the North Battleford Provincial Court and Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench from 2004-2008 for the Battlefords NewsOptimist, averaging one to three days in any given week. Several myths have arisen on both sides of the trial, and some things should be considered. Let’s begin by noting the chief justice of Saskatchewan’s Court of Queens Bench chose to assign himself as the judge for this case. That’s right from the top. If anyone should be expected to ensure a fair trial, one would think it would be the chief justice of province. Much has been made of the all-white jury. But the calling of 750 potential jurors of a jury pool is extraordinary. That was a deliberate attempt by the court to provide as wide a jury pool as possible, and certainly larger than anything I encountered. That just a sliver of those potential jurors showed up is a reflection that many people, including First Nations people, did not wish to put in an effort for this case. Perhaps if all, or even most, of those 750 people showed up, given the local demographics

million a year in perpetuity, or at least until the grants in lieu program is restored. (Don’t hold your breath on that happening). You probably don’t want to have the capital budget account for the bulk of your spending cuts, so the operating budget is going to feel the brunt. Grants to cultural organizations will be among the victims. So cultural agencies have to look at reduced programs, layoffs, phasing out summer students and other expenses because they don’t have the money they used to. These organizations also have fewer grants to access, in part, due to reduced provincial funding. If they were hoping the city would offset some of the reduced provincial grant funding, that would have been a mistake. But they knew it wouldn’t be realistic to expect the city to come forward with more money at a time in which the city has less money to work with. The employees and the board members of these cultural organizations are smarter than that. The job losses are arguably the toughest part, since most of these organizations oper-

ate with one to three employees, and some staff members are part-timers. It’s never easy to bring in a talented, hard-working person who, in many cases, has relocated to the community to work here, and then let that person go for a reason that had nothing to do with performance. In a perfect world, cultural organizations wouldn’t need funding from the city. They would be fully owned and operated by the private sector. And in a perfect world, our sports and recreation facilities would be operated by the private sector. Our tax dollars would go to infrastructure and to other operations. But this isn’t a perfect world. In a community the size of Estevan, for these cultural agencies to operate, they need public support, just like in a small city, your sports and recreation facilities are often publicly funded and operated. So it’s vital for these cultural organizations to receive some taxpayer dollars. After all, our community is richer when we have facilities and people who provide arts and culture to our residents.

and substantial Indigenous population, it would have been impossible for the defence to challenge all people of visible minorities. Many, many people have said this case justified people defending their property. The defence did not claim a defence of property, nor did it claim self-defence on behalf of Stanley. They claimed it was an accident, and the jury – 12 people, who heard all the evidence – believed it. Some people think Canadians can “stand their ground.” Some people think you can get away with purposely shooting someone in the head. Both are wrong. This does not give precedent to “defend our places,” as one person commented. The defence of accident was significantly based on the presence of a bulged shell casing found on the dashboard of the SUV. That part has been frequently left out in the coverage and commentary. A great many people think the five in the Ford Escape were just looking for help with a tire, yet that is not what their own testimony reflected. They did not testify they walked up to the house to ask for help, or to the people working on the fence. Rather, they testified they had been checking vehicles on another farm before coming to the Stanley farm. They testified to trying to start a quad. That is not asking for help, nor asking for a floor jack. Many people have said those in the vehicle were unarmed. That is false. They drove into that yard with a loaded .22 rifle, albeit damaged from their attempt to break into a vehicle in a nearby farm just before. The SUV had live rounds and spent .22 casings in it, as they had been shooting that day. You do not put a round in the chamber unless you plan to shoot something. The .22 was found with a round in the chamber, and in Boushie’s immediate proximity with his blood spattered on it. There could have been a slew of charges on both sides. Stanley could have

been charged with various firearms charges regarding storage and careless usage, for instance, charges that may have stuck if they had been included in the trial. The occupants of the SUV could have been charged with similar firearms charges from their attendance at both farms. There could have been impaired driving charges as well, given their various (and often contradictory) testimony implied different drivers. They also could have been charged with armed robbery, use of a firearm in commission of an indictable offence, attempted theft and mischief charges. Possibly perjury, too. For whatever reason, we didn’t see that. Stanley was found “not guilty” of second degree murder and manslaughter. That is not “innocent.” There is a distinction. There are broader contexts to consider. When I was covering those courts, several of the worst cases I covered were with respect to young people from Red Pheasant First Nation committing break and enters and home invasions in the area, including on the reserve. There was a long history of these things taking place. Is that why Stanley had a gun in his shed? Who will ever be willing to sit on a jury now? For one, those who didn’t show up seem to have gotten away with it. Those who served have been labelled racist, and wrong, by no less than an implied comment by the prime minister of Canada, who did not hear all the evidence. Emotions are high and tempers are flaring. There has been an enormous amount of racism, and a great deal of outright fallacies, on both sides. The whole affair has greatly set back relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of Saskatchewan. How we come back from that, I don’t know. Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at brian.zinchuk@ sasktel.net.


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With the Olympics in South Korea this year, time zones have changed the way many people are viewing, or caring, about the Winter Olympics. This time change difficulty itself isn’t a new thing. When they were in Nagano, Japan in 1998, the Games were presented in the Internet age, with more of an emphasis on live events than ever before. There was still just one provider for the Canadian Olympic experience but it basically went around the clock, with Brian Williams constantly reminding us of what the time was in Vancouver, Toronto, and basically everywhere. It was good. In the United States, NBC was totally happy with giving people late news and highlights packages, like reducing the biathlon to a few seconds at the finish line. Now we live in a digital age where five TSNs, CBC and any number of Rogers Sportsnet channels are covering the Games, which is generally a good thing. But when three of the TSNs are covering the same event, it makes one wonder of the value. Nonetheless, this much exposure to live events at the Olympics gives us all a reason to tune in. Here has been my experience in watching the Games over the past few times: Thursday, 3:45 a.m. Central: An event happens! An American has won a gold, a Canadian has won silver and someone from Norway has won the bronze. CBC has played the event live and has people at the scene covering it for English and French TV, radio, digital, CBC For Dogs, Cottage Life Network and a ‘zine that normally does Dinosaur Jr album reviews but got accredited. Thursday, 3:46 a.m. Central: News of the event is splashed through the waves on CBC’s website and the country, and those who are awake, celebrate. Thursday, 3:47 a.m. Central: Your overly enthusiastic friend who has taken a week off to watch the Games has posted this article on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and an MP4 of the video on Napster. “You should have seen this!” they virtually yell to the world. Thursday, 3:50 a.m. Central: “Wait till you see what just happened at the event place,” CBC hosts back in the studio tease for what is already the fifth full replay of the event. “After the commercial, we’ll show you something amazing.” Thursday, 5:15 a.m. Central: “There’s a medal ceremony about to take place where a Canadian will be getting a medal, but let’s show you how she won the medal,” CBC hosts say. “This never gets old.” Thursday, 5:40 a.m. Central: NBC is on the air, promoting the hosts, the events, the fashions, the sponsors, and the sports that will be in the highlights package later tonight, presented by ‘such and such’ credit card company. Thursday, 6:15 a.m. Central: CBC has the silver medalist in the studio. She talks glowingly of teammates, isn’t sure about whether she’ll be in the Olympics next time, but gosh this is fun. CBC hosts: “And if you didn’t catch this earlier, here’s how she won…” Thursday, 10 p.m. Central: NBC has a 12-second clip of the event, highlighting the American gold medal performance as “one of many through the day” and a fine part of an enjoyable day yesterday. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Central: NBC’s Bob Costas delivers a 12-minute essay about What It All Means when it comes to this, the U.S.A.’s ninth straight gold medal in this sport. The American athlete persevered over many obstacles despite being personally funded at a level most small universities would be eternally thankful for. He asks, “Isn’t it great to be an American?” When it comes down to it, we’ve never had such comprehensive access to events like the Olympics than we do today. Enjoy the show(s).

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Writer has concerns about Gerald Stanley verdict The editor: I couldn’t care less if Colten Boushie was actually robbing Gerald Stanley; property is not more valuable than human life. Money can replace stolen equipment but it can’t bring Boushie back. We don’t even observe any stand your ground-style laws in Saskatchewan or Canada, and yet this execution was found legally justifiable by the jury. As soon as Stanley left his house with a loaded

gun, his intent was clear. Nobody in this situation loads a gun for the looks or intimidation. Martel Popescul was the judge for this trial. A lot of people reading this letter likely won’t remember the name, but there might be a small selection of people for whom it rings a bell. If you need a refresher or introduction, he was the RCMP’s lawyer in the case against Carney Nerland, the Saskatchewan leader of the Ku Klux Klan and

to chew on: If the races were flipped, would the Indigenous shooter be found not guilty after killing a white man? If Colten Boushie was a white man in a reserve who got shot in the back of the head, would the dead white man be posthumously accused of armed robbery? Hell, I can make the question even easier: if one man kills another, should the killer be rewarded or punished? Lizzie Dubowski Estevan

Below average runoff forecasted in the southeast region The southeast region is expected to experience well below normal runoff this spring, according to the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency’s (WSA) preliminary spring runoff outlook for 2018, released on Feb. 8. Patrick Boyle, a spokesperson with the WSA, said the southeast has experienced very dry conditions for much of the past 12 months, leading to the projection for well below normal runoff. “From our perspective, what we saw in a lot of areas in the southeast, and southern Saskatchewan predominantly, was the summer of 2017 saw quite a below normal amount of rainfall, and then into the fall as well,” said Boyle. The region has not received a lot of snow this winter, either, he said. It’s been a while since the southeast has had such low projections for spring runoff, he said. “Typically we’ve had quite a bit of moisture even further east of Estevan, getting down to that southeast corner there,” said Boyle. “But every year is different.” Boyle cautioned the public that nearly half of winter remains, and the majority of snow falls in the final six weeks of the season. “That could change things, but … it would take roughly well above average precipitation for March and

The southeast region is expected to have well below-average runoff for reservoirs such as Rafferty Dam this year. April to produce aboveaverage spring runoff,” said Boyle. As of the evening of February 11, Rafferty Dam was at a depth of 549.49 metres, which is about a metre beneath the full supply level of 550.50 metres. Grant Devine Lake (formerly Alameda Reservoir) was at 560.99 metres, below the full supply level of 562 metres. Due to the dry conditions, flood operations aren’t in effect, Boyle said, and a pre-runoff drawdown for either reservoir didn’t take place. “We’re expecting they likely won’t fill in 2018 because of those dry conditions, but obviously that can change at any point in time,” said Boyle. There aren’t any concerns about the reservoir lev-

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Aryan Nations. Nerland murdered Leo LaChance, a Cree trapper and hunter who had gone to Prince Albert to sell some of his furs. During the case, Popescul drew controversy by attempting to block testimonies and delay proceedings, escalating legal costs for LaChance’s family. Nerland was eventually convicted of manslaughter but served less than three years before his release and received witness protection. I have one final thought

els at the two dams, he said. “It would take, probably, a sustained period to really make an impact,” Boyle said. “If the dry conditions persist over a long period, then it could create an impact on flows and levels there.” As for the rest of the province, below normal or well below normal runoff is expected throughout southern Saskatchewan. Near normal runoff is forecasted for northern areas. Meadow Lake and the Upper Churchill River Basin is the exception, with this region receiving extremely high rainfall in 2017, which created a wetter than normal landscape at freeze-up. This area is expected to experience normal to slightly above normal spring runoff. After spring 2017, most surface water lakes and res-

ervoirs were full or nearly full, but after extremely low rainfall throughout the summer and fall of 2017, many are now at below average levels. Some agricultural water supply issues began to emerge in late summer 2017, primarily in the south-central area of the province. With below or well below normal runoff expected, it is anticipated that these water supply shortages will intensify and expand across southern Saskatchewan. This could create some water supply issues for municipalities and irrigators if conditions remain dry into the summer months. As conditions change and get closer to spring runoff, the WSA will issue another updated forecast in March.

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Representatives of Saskatchewan’s cities, towns and villages gathered in Regina from Feb. 4 to 7 for the annual convention of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). Mayor Roy Ludwig

said that since the convention was in Regina, all members of city council, along with city manager Jeff Ward, were able to attend this year. The firstterm councillors enjoyed the experience and learned a lot, he said, while the more experienced councillors enjoyed the networking opportunities.

“It was a good opportunity to meet the ministers that until then, a lot of us had just heard, and hadn’t been introduced to, hadn’t met,” said Ludwig. Delegates were kept busy discussing issues relevant to running communities, voting on resolutions, attending workshops and going to meetings.

One of the most relevant topics was provincial funding. The city was informed the municipal operating grants from the provincial government will continue to be equivalent to one point of the provincial sales tax. As for the grants in lieu of taxation, which was significantly reduced in

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last year’s budget, SUMA delegates will meet with provincial government representatives to discuss the issue. Most communities lost all of those grants last year; Estevan lost two-thirds of its grants. “We couldn’t even get a promise, until we get these negotiations done, to hold the amount that we had last year,” said Ludwig. The resolutions were discussed on Feb. 6. Ludwig said he was pleased to see a motion on removing the productive and nonproductive call classifications removed for municipal fire departments. The issue will now be brought to Saskatchewan Government Insurance. “You’re still out there with your people,” said Ludwig. “You’re guarding the roadways, you’re making it safe, so it’s actually all productive. Whether you’re using the Jaws of Life or not, it’s still our people putting themselves in danger, out on the road, doing the work.” Delegates also approved a motion to have SUMA lobby the federal government to have nonrenewable resources excluded from the federal equalization program, allowing Saskatchewan to keep more money generated by the energy sector and other industries. It would be a response to other provinces, particularly Quebec, that stand in the way of getting natural resources to market. He is also interested to see the results of a resolution

on the true costs to repair or replace items vandalized or stolen. The offender would have to pay for the cost of the items stolen or damaged. Parents would be responsible for costs if the actions are carried out by a young offender. Also passed was a motion to add more funding to the Urban Highway Connector program, and to allow the RCMP to close a road in the event of treacherous conditions. “They are out on the highways and know the issues,” said Ludwig. A few motions were rejected. Perhaps the most notable for local residents was one that called for door-todoor mail service to restored in communities where community mailboxes have been installed. Estevan is among the communities that lost doorto-door mail service a few years ago. “They didn’t want to spend more money going back on that,” said Ludwig. The workshops this year were very good, he said. Council members attended some breakout sessions on such topics as waste standards, disaster preparedness, special events and effective meetings. All members attended a session on the upcoming legalization of marijuana and the impacts on municipalities. The convention wrapped up with council members attending question-and-answer sessions with the various provincial ministers.

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Mermaids program, which is for swimmers at least 18 years old, started last year. They didn’t have any prior synchronized swimming experience. Lyons saw some women participating in lane swimming at the aquatic centre, and asked them if they would like to try synchronized swimming. “ We t h o u g h t t h a t wouldn’t it be great to

time.” The club has had a good season. They started swimming in October, competed at their first meet of the season in November, and then travelled to a meet in Regina a couple of weeks ago. “Some of our girls did exceptionally well,” said Lyons. “Our 16 to 18 team placed first in their category, and individually

have something new to talk about,” said Lyons. “They love the idea of promoting our sport, and being in the newspaper.” This is also a great opportunity to promote the club, she said. Lots of people still don’t know that synchronized swimming is offered in Estevan, and others aren’t aware of the demands of the sport. And it’s great to showcase the athletes who work hard at

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Love is.. - When 2 people feel a connection anywhere What is a Valentine’s tradition? - Giving treats to your class What do you love? - Synchro and my dog

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Love is.. - Being nice

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a sport that is challenging. “Sometimes synchronized swimming isn’t recognized for being as hard as it is, but I like to tell people to imagine they’re running a sprint for three minutes straight, and you don’t get to touch the ground, and for over half of it, you have to hold your breath,” said Lyons. “And then you have to come up smiling like it was really easy.”

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we had some really strong successes. Some of our younger girls did some of their best swims.” Several club members will be part of the Team Southeast entry for the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford this month. “That’s probably one of the highlights of a lot of the athletes’ careers is going to that meet,” said Lyons. Team Southeast performed well at the Regina meet, and they have made modifications to the routine, she said. Thirty members of the Mermaids who are between the ages of eight and 13 recently participated in the Cupid’s Cuties promotion through Estevan Mercury Publications. The young people offered their thoughts on love and had their pictures taken. Their answers were sponsored by local businesses. “They’re always excited when we have visitors come on deck, and Love is.. - When you care about someone

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show our younger athletes that you can do this sport for the rest of your life?” said Lyons. “They get out there, and it’s very social, and they have a really great

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What do you love? - Synchro, family, friends, and my dog

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success and dedication of its swimmers, but for its growth and its dedicated volunteers. Head coach Brenda Lyons noted the master

Love is.. - When two people like each other

What is a Valentine’s tradition? - A dance, handing out candy and cards

How do you show someone you love them? - Use kisses

What do you love? - My family, friends, cat and kittens

T h e E s t e v a n M e rmaids synchronized swim club remains one of the largest in the province. The club has 85 swimmers who gather at the RM of Estevan Aquatic Centre twice a week for practice, and travel to several meets a year. Thirty young swimmers are part of the miniMermaids, who have practices on Mondays, and another 12 are part of the master Mermaids program, which is an over-18 group that meets on Wednesdays. The regular Mermaids swimmers gather on Mondays and Wednesdays; if extra practices are needed, they happen on Saturdays. In 2016-17, the club was the second-largest in the province, and traditionally the Mermaids have the second or third-largest club in Saskatchewan. The club has scooped up numerous awards over the years, not just for the

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What do you love? - My dog, family and Synchro

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Mermaids program, which is for swimmers at least 18 years old, started last year. They didn’t have any prior synchronized swimming experience. Lyons saw some women participating in lane swimming at the aquatic centre, and asked them if they would like to try synchronized swimming. “ We t h o u g h t t h a t wouldn’t it be great to

time.” The club has had a good season. They started swimming in October, competed at their first meet of the season in November, and then travelled to a meet in Regina a couple of weeks ago. “Some of our girls did exceptionally well,” said Lyons. “Our 16 to 18 team placed first in their category, and individually

have something new to talk about,” said Lyons. “They love the idea of promoting our sport, and being in the newspaper.” This is also a great opportunity to promote the club, she said. Lots of people still don’t know that synchronized swimming is offered in Estevan, and others aren’t aware of the demands of the sport. And it’s great to showcase the athletes who work hard at

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What do you love? - My family

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What is a Valentine’s tradition? - Giving Valentine’s cards

What is the perfect Valentine’s gift? - Chocolates and flowers

What is Valentine’s Day? - It is when you love someone.

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Love is.. - When 2 people feel a connection anywhere What is a Valentine’s tradition? - Giving treats to your class What do you love? - Synchro and my dog

Harlow Weiss

AGE 12

AGE 8

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How do you show someone you love them? - By being kind

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How old should you be when you get married? - 29

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Love is.. - You like someone

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a sport that is challenging. “Sometimes synchronized swimming isn’t recognized for being as hard as it is, but I like to tell people to imagine they’re running a sprint for three minutes straight, and you don’t get to touch the ground, and for over half of it, you have to hold your breath,” said Lyons. “And then you have to come up smiling like it was really easy.”

How do you show someone you love them? - Hugs

What do you love? - I love being in Mermaids

306-634-3629

auch Anna Weinr

we had some really strong successes. Some of our younger girls did some of their best swims.” Several club members will be part of the Team Southeast entry for the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford this month. “That’s probably one of the highlights of a lot of the athletes’ careers is going to that meet,” said Lyons. Team Southeast performed well at the Regina meet, and they have made modifications to the routine, she said. Thirty members of the Mermaids who are between the ages of eight and 13 recently participated in the Cupid’s Cuties promotion through Estevan Mercury Publications. The young people offered their thoughts on love and had their pictures taken. Their answers were sponsored by local businesses. “They’re always excited when we have visitors come on deck, and Love is.. - When you care about someone

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How old should you be when you get married? - 26-29

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What do you love? - Parents and boyfriend

What do you love? - My family, my pets and my friends

What is the perfect Valentine’s gift? - A bouquet of candy and a stuffed animal

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show our younger athletes that you can do this sport for the rest of your life?” said Lyons. “They get out there, and it’s very social, and they have a really great

What is a Valentine’s tradition? - Making cards for friends

What do you love? - Synchro, family, friends, and my dog

Lori Carr, MLA Estevan Constituency Office

success and dedication of its swimmers, but for its growth and its dedicated volunteers. Head coach Brenda Lyons noted the master

Love is.. - When two people like each other

What is a Valentine’s tradition? - A dance, handing out candy and cards

How do you show someone you love them? - Use kisses

What do you love? - My family, friends, cat and kittens

T h e E s t e v a n M e rmaids synchronized swim club remains one of the largest in the province. The club has 85 swimmers who gather at the RM of Estevan Aquatic Centre twice a week for practice, and travel to several meets a year. Thirty young swimmers are part of the miniMermaids, who have practices on Mondays, and another 12 are part of the master Mermaids program, which is an over-18 group that meets on Wednesdays. The regular Mermaids swimmers gather on Mondays and Wednesdays; if extra practices are needed, they happen on Saturdays. In 2016-17, the club was the second-largest in the province, and traditionally the Mermaids have the second or third-largest club in Saskatchewan. The club has scooped up numerous awards over the years, not just for the

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Love is.. - A connection between people

Love is.. - Mom and dad

What is a Valentine’s tradition? - To give

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What do you love? - My dog, family and Synchro

Lindsay Mac

AGE 13

Estevan Mermaids remain a popular program for local synchronized swimmers

What is a Valentine’s tradition? - Handing out candy and cards

What is Valentine’s tradition? - I don’t really have one.

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The Common Vision concert held at St. Paul’s United Church on Sunday drew a great crowd for a good cause aimed at fighting hunger.  The concert featured a choir comprised of people from different churches in the community, and served as a fundraiser for the Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB). These fundraising concerts have been held for CFGB all over Canada, with a great deal of success, and collects money that is then utilized for fighting hunger  The Canadian government plays a role as well with CFGB, in that the federal government matches the amount of money

Heather Vermeersch. The choir had about 40 members, with assistant choir director Judy Pratt and main choir director Anita Kuntz leading the practices and the final performance on Sunday.   Pratt and Kuntz also played a big role in helping to organize the event. Vermeersch noted that without their help the Common Vision concert may not have happened.  “We just wanted to support Canada Food Grains Bank and this was our way of doing that, moreover we are celebrating music from Walter Farquharson and Ron Klusmeier, who have also contributed their time to the cause,” said Vermeersch.  “The two composers of the music we sang today have been involved with the

Choir director Anita Kuntz directs singers during the Common Vision concert that was dedicated to raising money for Canadian Food Grains Bank. She also noted that not everyone in Estevan has had a chance to get out and travel a lot and this was a way to help the people of Estevan contribute to an international cause that she believes is very important. “I think a common vision between all members

church and charity efforts for a while, and it was great to get such experienced people contributing to the cause we are raising money for.” Vermeersch noted that she wanted to get people thinking about the big picture and thinking globally.

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The four teams get together at centre ice between games at the Mike Sarada Memorial Day Sunday afternoon at Affinity Place.

Mike Sarada Memorial Day a success By Corey Atkinson sports@estevanmercury.ca

Sunday at Affinity Place was more than a couple of games in midget AA and bantam AA hockey to close out the season against their Weyburn counterparts. Mike Sarada Memorial Day was put together by parents, friends and family to honour the memory of the TS&M Bruins assistant coach who died Jan. 8 it involved the two games, plus a pair of scrimmage type games with players and friends he’d played with, plus a ceremony before the TS&M Bruins game, plus a silent auction and various other fundraisers for a coaching centre dedicated to Sarada. “It’s an honour to be here and to participate in this,” said Tanner Denesowych, a first cousin of Sarada’s who played in one of the alumni games. “It’s

the guys he’s touched and all the people he’s played hockey with and you had a big showing of four teams of guys come out here,” said Cole Denesowych, Tanner’s brother and also Sarada’s first cousin. “It just shows how much of an impact he’s had on other people and what kind of character he was.” Sarada’s character, honesty and humility struck the Denesowych brothers and others. “I looked up to him being his little cousin,” Cole said. “But just like the kids on the hockey team he coached, they looked up to him the exact same way. He touched everyone’s lives.” Tom Copeland, the head coach of the TS&M Bruins and the coach who worked with Sarada for the last few years, thought the day went extremely well. “I don’t know what brought people out tonight,

A Midale Mustangs jersey with Mike Sarada’s number on it hangs over the bench as teams of Mustangs and Bienfait Coalers, two of Sarada’s former teams, play Sunday at Affinity Place. very heartwarming to see all the friends he’s made here over the years and to be able to enjoy one last game with these guys… it’s just a great event.” Emotion was is the air and on the ice the action was light and fun, but with other members of Sarada’s family in the stands, the gravity hit. “You get to see all

whether it was to honour Mike’s legacy or the silent auction or what it was but it was nice to see people and I thought it was a really good day.” Sarada’s legacy was remembered by a lot of people. “It’s nice to see all the guys come out and support Mike’s memory,” said

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Jason Kuchinka, a former teammate of Sarada’s with the Midale Mustangs. “Just a good turnout and an all around good event.” Dusty Smyth, one of the Bienfait Coalers, was also happy to recognize Sarada in this way. “They approached me about getting the old Coaler team together and we had no problem getting guys to commit,” Smyth said. “Guys were coming in from Crosby (N.D.), and guys that weren’t on the list calling to see if they could come do it. It’s pretty easy if you’re doing something like this for Mike Sarada to get guys. Everyone wants to be involved.” “Having this memorial will really show to everyone that he was a standup guy,” Cole Denesowych said. “He was a role model for a lot of kids,” Tanner Denesowych said. “He’s going to be missed but he’s also going to be remembered for a lot of positive things.” Having the event hockey-centered was appropriate given who Sarada was. “I think hockey was a big part of our lives,” Tanner Denesowych said. “it was always something we came back to, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, the first question was ‘how’s hockey?’ It was a major part of our lives.” “Lots of laughs,” said Smyth, his teammate in Bienfait for about four years. “He was always nice, always trying to get guys up in the dressing room. Never too high, never too low. He was always the same trying to keep guys even.” The video presentation that was shown during the ceremony before the TS&M Bruins game was put on YouTube, which was a highlight for Copeland. “I think this all came together in… a month and

Kyle Peterson skates while wearing a Midale Mustangs jersey at one of the Mike Sarada Memorial Day games Sunday afternoon at Affinity Place. three days, I think that’s pretty fabulous,” he said. Copeland thanked in particular Donna Fonstad, Tracey Tuchscherer, Chris McMillen and Bonnie Strutt. “Kudos to the four ladies who did most of the legwork and had a lot of volunteers, so it was really good. I think everything right through the memorial game, I think the midgets had a good game and we had a good game tonight too. On top of honouring peoples’ legacy, I think I

lot of people that didn’t understand that there’s good quality hockey being played in town and they saw that tonight.” The next generation of hockey players that played under Sarada spoke at the video tribute, sharing their recent memories of him as a coach. Many of the players on the Estevan midget AA Apex Bruins, who played before the TS&M Bruins game, had a lot of experience with him. “He had a huge impact

on me and he was a great coach,” said Carson Benning, now a member of the midget AA Apex Bruins. “I liked him a lot. We all wanted to play this game (Sunday). “ As he still plays, Benning has thoughts of what Sarada taught him as a defensive coach years ago. “He was a good coach and he taught us a lot,” Benning said. “I went out there and tried to do the things he wanted us to do as if he was watching today.”

Dan McLellan, wearing a Melville Millionaires jersey at one of the Mike Sarada Memorial Day games Sunday afternoon at Affinity Place

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Crowd helps ECS Elecs to slim one point lead against Weyburn Eagles after first games in McLeod Series By Corey Atkinson sports@estevanmercury.ca

Down by 19 late in the first half, the Estevan Comprehensive School senior boys Elecs basketball team dug deep and found themselves some momentum, and it was enough to propel them to a 100-98 McLeod Series win over the Weyburn Eagles. The senior girls Elecs lost 80-79 in overtime to the Eagles, meaning the Elecs held a slim 179-178 lead heading to Weyburn on Feb. 13. (Results not available at press time). The girls watched feeling they didn’t play as well as they could have as the boys team were able to get the win. “I think they’re a different team than we play normally,” said senior guard Sammy Wade. “We know what they do now so we’ll be able to play stronger.” According to Elecs senior girls head coach Jessie Smoliak, the adjustments the girls need to make is just playing better, intense defence. “ We h a v e a n o t h e r game…Tuesday,” she said. “We’ve really got to push at practice. The fans are

awesome, and this is an incredible event that happens every year at ECS. It’s been built for the past four years but it’s hard to hear. So even when Ashleigh (Dzuba, assistant coach) and I are yelling at the girls, trying to get their attention, it’s hard to hear. Those girls on the court really have to talk and communicate so they know what’s going on.” The girls took a 2015 lead on Weyburn after the first quarter and a 2922 lead midway through the second quarter but the Eagles adjusted and put more pressure on the Elecs through the rest of the game. By the end of the half, Weyburn assumed a 41-37 lead and with the game was close throughout, the Eagles and Elecs ended up going to overtime to very little surprise. With a buzzer beater from Weyburn’s Chantal Vogel – her first basket since early in the fourth quarter – the game was a surprise loss for the Elecs. The boys game started out as a struggle for the Elecs but the game switched at halftime. Weyburn led 53-38 when the halftime buzzer hit, leaving

the coaching staff with little left to tell the team. “I told them the same thing we told them at the beginning of the game, but we just weren’t executing,” said Elecs assistant coach Dustin Wilson. “We tried to pound it in down low and take advantage of some of the matchups. I don’t know why we weren’t doing a good job of that in the first half but it was pretty much the same conversation. Maybe a little bit higher volume and a little more animated.” The momentum was gained thanks to the sharp shooting of John Andres, a Grade 11 guard who had 33 points in the second half alone. “We did our best of the team to win this game,” said Andres, whose first McLeod Series experience was a good one. The Elecs have won the last three series titles. Both games had incredibly loud fans cheering the teams on from both cities. “It was really hard to hear each other because the crowd was so loud,” said Wade. “We really built up the momentum when we got a point, we’d be more pumped to play defence.”

Elecs guard Morgan Fichter tries to shoot against the defence of Weyburn’s Alyssa Romanovitch (5) and Lindsay McLeod (11).

Elecs senior guard Khrystal Monteban takes the ball to the hoop on Feb. 6 against Weyburn.

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Initiation tournament Owen Goodfellow of the Weyburn Blues, left, plays the puck against Kierran Wilson of the Estevan Flyers during the Initiation Tournament Saturday at Affinity Place. A total of 10 teams from Estevan, Weyburn and Carlyle played games Saturday and Sunday at Affinity Place and the Power Dodge Ice Centre. Corey Atkinson photo

Estevan TS&M Bruins forward Colby Cuddington goes for a rebound against Weyburn Red Wings goaltender Dylan Ernst Sunday afternoon at Affinity Place.

TS&M Bruins held to one goal against stingy Weyburn Wings By Corey Atkinson sports@estevanmercury.ca

Sunday evening, the TS&M bantam AA Bruins got a good firsthand look at the team they’ll be playing in the first round of the playoffs. The Bruins (9-19-3-0) played the Weyburn Red Wings (7-22-1-1) in a clash between the two teams for their last regular season game Sunday, losing 3-1 “We’re struggling to create scoring opportunities,” said Bruins head coach Tom Copeland. “But there’s a lot of positives to take from that game. I don’t think it was a 3-1 hockey game. They got a couple of really nice goals early and that’s the way hockey goes sometimes. We haven’t always been happy the last couple of weeks with our play but there was nothing wrong with the way we played tonight.” The lone goal came from the stick of Kieran Stewart and was unassisted. There were quite a few players in their last regular season game that will end their bantam careers after the playoffs. One of those players is Turner McMillen, who played 68 regular season games with the Bruins, including seven as an underage affiliated player in 2015-16. “We’ve been through ups and down all season,” said McMillen, reflecting on two

seasons plus with the Bruins. “Other than that it’s been good.” Weyburn however is a bigger team in net and at forward than a lot of the Bruins are. “We think we can make some noise in the South Division if we just figure this scoring thing a little bit,” said Copeland. “We’ve got the goaltending and it’s a little bit tough on the backend but those kids have started to figure it out a little bit more and I thought they played a pretty good game (Sunday).” Copeland also liked the play of the rookie like of Kaden Chrest, Mason Kukura and James Mann of late. “I think we’re very close, but now it’s crunch time. We’ve got Weyburn and they’re a big team, so we’ve got to figure out how to get after them,” he said. Getting around that will be a challenge, but Copeland said his team has to be tough to play against to counter Weyburn’s size and get first to the puck. “We talk about being the hammer and not the nail,” he said. “We’ve just got to go out there… There’s no excuses. These rookies now have a full season and there were 11 of them playing (Sunday). It’s all good and we’re going to start here in the playoffs and the good news is we’ve got home ice advantage. That’s a big deal.” 18023JJ0

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Bruins maintain Viterra Division lead against Red Wings Do you have a date for Valentine’s Day? The Power Dodge Estevan Bruins (2717-3-2) do, although it’s not probably one that will be filled with a lot of love. The Bruins play their first home game in weeks on Feb. 14 against the Weyburn Red Wings (25-20-4-0), who with a three-game losing slump are stumbling at the moment. The Bruins are 5-4-0-1 in their last 10 games while the Red Wings are 3-7-0-0 in their last 10 and this means the Bruins are still five points ahead of Weyburn for the Viterra Division lead.

The Bruins won their last game 5-1 at Notre Dame (26-19-1-3) last Wednesday. Hayden Guilderson, Tyson Manz, Michael McChesney, Jerzy Martin and Arthur Miller each scored for the Bruins, while Bo Didur stopped 23 shots in the Bruins’ net. Estevan outshot Notre Dame 31-24 in the game to earn their first win of the month. Including Wednesday, there are only nine games left in the regular season – including four against Weyburn and two against the Melville Millionaires (17-290-2).

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Viterra Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Estevan Bruins 49 27 17 3 2 59 Weyburn Red Wings 49 25 20 4 0 54 Melville Millionaires 48 17 29 0 2 36 Yorkton Terriers 48 10 34 2 2 24 Ag Risk Solutions Div GP W L OTL SOL Pts Battlefords North Stars 49 38 9 2 0 78 Humboldt Broncos 50 29 16 3 2 63 Notre Dame Hounds 49 26 19 1 3 56 Kindersley Klippers 46 22 18 3 3 50 Sherwood Division GP W L OTL SOL Pts Nipawin Hawks 48 37 5 2 4 80 Melfort Mustangs 49 33 11 4 1 71 Flin Flon Bombers 48 19 22 3 4 45 La Ronge Ice Wolves 49 8 38 0 3 19 18022BS0 18023BS0


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Apex Bruins getting back on track By Corey Atkinson Sports estevanmercury.ca

The Apex Bruins hadn’t gotten a lot of puck luck lately and Sunday afternoon’s game against Weyburn was no different. With one game left in the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League’s midget AA regular season and a lot still to play for, the Bruins (21-12-2-0) played catch-up most of the game against the Red Wings (22-7-3-1) after falling behind early. “Overall, I was actu-

ally really happy with our game, especially considering we’ve been struggling the last couple of weeks, just to find some consistency,” said Bruins head coach Robin Ulrich. “We’re really frustrated. We’ve got snakebit, I think that was evident here today. We hit a few posts. We had a couple of guys traditionally bury on chances just miss the net.” The Bruins trailed early on a shot from Weyburn’s Kyler Douglas 10 seconds into the game and Braden Birnie made it 2-0

only 9:06 into the game. However, the Bruins came back to tie on a shot by Dalton Schrader at 11:24 and then at 15:44 when Triston Sorenson read a Weyburn pass perfectly to steal the puck and bury it. Weyburn got up 4-2 after the second period and no amount of crossbars and posts hit by the Bruins could solve the score until Dawson Schaff scored a shorthanded goal after pressure on a Weyburn defender who broke his stick gave him the puck. The Bruins are now

in fourth place with one regular season game to go — Friday at 8 p.m. against the Notre Dame Hounds. With three teams separated by one point between third and fifth place, who the Bruins play in the first round of the league playoffs will depend on the other team’s last regular season games. The first round of the playoffs is scheduled to be done by Feb. 28 and the league champion will advance to play the Centre Four Hockey League winner for the provincial final.

Apex Bruins forward Josh Romanyk tries to get to a rebound on Weyburn Red Wings goaltender Jaxon Robertson Sunday afternoon at Affinity Place.

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Notice to creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the estate of David John Dowhanuik, late of Hitchcock, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 7th day of March, 2018. BRIDGES & COMPANY LLP 1329 Third Street Estevan, SK S4A 0S1 Solicitors for the Administrators

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Police make arrests for impaired driving and other driving infractions Members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) made an arrest in an impaired driving case last week. Police received a call about a possible impaired driver in the city’s north residential area during the Feb. 8 night shift. Police went to the scene and found that a vehicle had lost control, and hit a bush and a tree in the front yard of a residence. Police spoke to a witness and followed the vehicle tracks to locate the vehicle a short distance away. The driver was located and arrested. After an investigation, a 21-year-old Estevan man was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. He will appear in court in April to answer to the charges.

In other recent EPS news, members responded to a complaint of a fuel theft from a local business during the Feb. 8 day shift. A 24-year-old Estevan man was arrested and faces charges of driving while suspended under the Traffic Safety Act, and failing to comply with a probation order, theft under $5,000, and possession of counterfeit currency under the Criminal Code. He will appear in court in April to answer to the charges. The EPS received a complaint of a possible fraud involving a credit card. Police remind the public not to provide any information over the phone or through emails. Police are investigating a report of mischief during the Feb. 8 night

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shift involving a vehicle that was parked at a residence. Police are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting any suspicious activity that they observe. Officers received a report of a motor vehicle accident during the Feb. 9 day shift. One vehicle was alleged to have backed into a parked vehicle. The suspect driver initially denied the allegations. The matter was resolved through investigation and the admission of the driver. Members received another report of an attempt scam during the Feb. 9 day shift, with someone claiming to be with the Canada Revenue Agency. The complainant did not provide any information. Police arrested a 55-year-old Estevan man on outstanding warrants during the Feb. 9 night shift. He will appear in court later this week to deal with the matters. Members attended to a report of an assault at a local arena during the Feb. 10 night shift. Matter is still under investigation and charges pending.

Obituaries Daniel John Friess 1935 - 2018 Dan passed away peacefully at his home in Estevan, Sask. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the age of 82 years. A memory-filled legacy is left to be cherished by his wife Bonnie Jo Friess; two daughters, Lizanne (Gordon) Stubel and Sherri (Kelly) Smith; five grandchildren, Christopher (Jaime) Stubel, Samantha Stubel, Lesleigh (Brad) Markham, Lucas Stubel (Mary Renard) and Ryan Smith and four great grandchildren, Charleigh and Finnley Markham, Tayzley Stubel and Bryar Stubel. Dan will also be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Madeline Knakoski and Florence Hodge; brother-in-law Ivor (Yvonne) Brown; sisters-in-law, Margaret Friess, Kay Friess, Cec Friess and Annamary Friess, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his parents, John Lucas and Frances Friess; brothers, Roy Friess, Andrew Friess, Jerome Friess, George Friess and Joseph Friess; sisters, Margaret (Jim) Ryan, Elizabeth (Aloysius) Loustel, Pauline (Jack) Hernon, Gertrude (Allistair) MacDonald, Madeline in infancy, Helen Brown and Eleanor (Arthur) Tessier and brothers-inlaw, Harvey Hodge and Ernie Knakoski. In keeping with Dan's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service. If friends so desire, donations in Dan's memory may be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation (please designate to palliative care), 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0H3. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Vernon Rodney Foord 1917 - 2018 Vernon Foord passed away at Mainprize Manor and Health Centre, Midale, Sask. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Vernon is survived by his wife of 75 years, Margaret Foord and their children, Lynn (Norman) Trobert, Verlyngale (Rob) Cameron, Bryon (Betty) Foord, Warren (Correen) Foord, Kim Geib, Kelly (Janet) Foord, Jackie Foord, Grayling (Penny) Foord and Heidi Foord. Also left to cherish special memories of Vernon are his 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, sister-in-law Balvina Foord and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Glenn Allen Foord; daughter Morgana Foord; granddaughter Jamie Geib; parents, Ernest and Mary Foord; brother Ernie Foord; sister Lily Guldenpfennig and parents-in-law, Samuel and Sarah Blondeau. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Macoun Cemetery, Macoun, Sask. Donations in Vernon's memory to the Mainprize Manor and Health Centre Activity Fund, Box 239, Midale, Sask., S0C 1S0 would be appreciated by his family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You

We, the family of the late Vernon Foord would like to express our appreciation to family and friends for the gifts of food, flowers, kind words and hugs. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Mainprize Manor in Midale for your compassionate care and to the residents who have been like Vernon’s family for the past 10 years. Thanks to Hall Funeral Services for your care and assistance. The kindness that everyone has extended to our family during this difficult time will always be remembered. Thank you.

Garry D.J. Huber 1951 – 2018 With heavy hearts, the Huber family of Estevan regretfully announces the passing of Garry Dale James Huber on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Garry passed away peacefully after a long and brave struggle with a chronic, long-term lung condition. Garry was born April 1, 1951 in Cupar, Saskatchewan and was the youngest of five siblings. After attending school in Dysart, Garry moved to Regina in 1969 and started work as a mechanic for Co-op. Through his sister, Garry met the love of his life Judy Gustafson, whom he married two years later on June 19, 1971. The happy couple had two children, Corey and Terri, while in Regina. In 1979, the family moved to Estevan to start a new chapter of their lives together. Garry started work that year at Badge Service Rigs. Later, he continued his long career in the oilfield, first at Nowsco, then at his brother’s company, Roger Service Rig. After retiring, Garry and Judy got to spend more time together doing what they loved most – camping, golfing and above all, spending time with family and friends. Garry loved his travel trailer and life in his second home of Noonan, North Dakota. He also enjoyed spending time detailing his vehicles and watching his beloved WWE wrestling on television every Monday night. Garry is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy (nee Gustafson), their son Corey (Lane), their daughter (Terri) and grand-daughter Paige. Left with beautiful memories of Garry are his siblings Herb, Johnny (Leona), Roger (Shirley) and Judy (George), his sister-in-law Sharon Hoff (Ken) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Garry was pre-deceased by his parents John K. and Susan Huber, sister-in-law Irene Huber and son-in-law Scott Erickson. A Celebration of Life was held in Garry’s honour on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Paul’s United Church, Estevan, SK at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jason Richards presiding. Lunch followed the service in the church auditorium. Honorary pallbearers at the service were Garry’s longtime friends Randy Fornwald, Dale Gyorfi, Lionel Bender, Norm Fichter, Brian Burkholder and Barry Onley. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Estevan Humane Society Inc., Box 1095, Estevan, SK S4A 2H7. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank you

The family sincerely thanks everyone who has reached out with acts of kindness at our time of loss.


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Estevan Mercury

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The Estevan Mercury is looking for the right person to fill a vacancy within our ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT. This is a permanent part time position that will be support for all departments within the Mercury. The position is for approximately 24 hours per week and increases to 40 hours per week when necessary to fill in for vacations. Qualifications should include: • Proficient with computers and programs such as excel and word. We have industry programs that you will be taught. • Quick learner. • Able to work under pressure and without much supervision • Friendly and able to work well with others If this sounds like the job for you, send your resume to: Richard Sadick, Publisher Estevan Mercury 68 Souris Ave N. Estevan , SK S4A2A6 Or email to rsadick@estevanmercury.ca

FIELD OPERATORS Blackburn Well Service is looking for experienced, reliable contract field operators. Duties will include but not limited to operations and maintenance of oil batteries and wells, optimization of wells and ensuring safety and operational procedures are followed. Successful applicants must have; - 5 plus years experience with oil operations - Valid safety tickets - Complete understanding of field production and operations - Disciplined work ethic, self motivated and result focused - Ability to work both as an individual and in a team environment - Knowledge of Production Manager would be a great asset

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RM of Souris Valley No. 7

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SHOP HELPER Canadian Advanced ESP Inc. (CAESP) is a Canadian-based Electric Submersible Pump Manufacturer looking to fill the position of a Shop Helper out of our Estevan Saskatchewan office. This part-time position will require the following responsibilities: • Loading and off-loading of equipment • Lifting, handling and cleaning of shop • Cleaning, prepare and maintenance of pickup truck and spooling truck for technician • Minor mechanical work assigned by Canadian Advanced ESP Lead Field technician • Shipping and receiving of the equipment • Other jobs assigned by the CAI Lead Field technician and Admin Assistant

306-634-2654

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Duties include (but not limited to) mowing, snow removal, installation of signs and culverts, equipment servicing and repairs and ordering products. Class 5 driver’s license, strong leadership, supervisory and communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, able to supervise operators, excellent record keeping and be willing to take further education/training. Responsible for doing weekly safety meetings. A salary package, including competitive benefits/pension plan, will be negotiated based on qualifications at the time of hire.

Qualifications include: Shop work experience is preferred

Please send your resume with references to the RM of Souris Valley No. 7 Email: rm07@sasktel.net  Fax: 306-456-2480 In person or by regular mail: Box 40, Oungre, SK S0C 1Z0

Benefit: Part Time Position Rate: $22 /hour

The RM of Souris Valley No. 7 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send resume to: kendra.lainton@cai-esp.com

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Love, Love, Love these Properties! A1127 4th Street

502 Eisenhower Street, Midale

21/sq. ft.

59,900

$

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Prime Office Space

2 BED, 1 BATH

MLS® SK714877

796 sq. ft.

MLS® SK707695

152, 168, 164, 158, 156 Williams Way

630 2nd Street

67,900

80,000

$

$

3 BED, 2 BATH

1 BED, 1 BATH

1178 sq. ft.

660 sq. ft.

MLS® SK701641

MLS® SK712863

207 517 Albert Street

2 702 4th Street

99,900

159,900

$

$

2 BED, 1 BATH

2 BED, 2 BATH

810 sq. ft.

1068 sq. ft.

MLS® SK716924

MLS® SK708045

2216 MacReady Bay

105 1214 3rd Street

175,000 12,055 sq. ft.

$

199,900

$

2 BED, 2 BATH

Build your dream home on the 12,055 sq. ft. lot in Dominion Heights.

1050 sq. ft.

MLS® SK715591

MLS® SK716192

6 Rattray Place

1038 3rd Street

209,900

235,000

$

$

3 BED, 1 BATH

3 BED, 1 BATH

1161 sq. ft.

911 sq. ft.

MLS® SK610671

MLS® SK710804

413 First Street

621 King Street

244,900

249,900

$

$

2 BED, 1 BATH

2 BED, 1 BATH

992 sq. ft.

1190 sq. ft.

MLS® SK712459

MLS® SK713566

737 Eva Street

801 2nd Street

282,000

259,900

$

$

4 BED, 3 BATH

3 BED, 2 BATH

2016 sq. ft.

870 sq. ft.

MLS® SK600174

MLS® SK715897

1205 Eighth Street E

614 Eva Street

299,000

289,900

$

$

4 BED, 2 BATH

3 BED, 3 BATH

1248 sq. ft.

1304 sq. ft.

MLS® SK707448

MLS® SK715589

1917 First Street

602 Eva Street

299,900

$

314,900

$

2 BED, 2 BATH

3 BED, 2 BATH

912 sq. ft.

1304 sq. ft.

MLS® SK613675

MLS® SK711441

902 4th Street

319 Weldon Road, Bienfait

329,000

$

349,900

$

Amazing Commercial building on 4th street with close to 4500 sq. ft. on two levels. MLS® SK700359

9 BED, 3 BATH

3562 sq. ft.

MLS® SK708958

1459 Nicholson Road

3 392 Heritage Drive

369,900

359,900

$

$

D L O S

5 BED, 2 BATH

2 BED, 2 BATH

1342 sq. ft.

1523 sq. ft.

MLS® SK702840

MLS® SK716245

2046 Nicholson Road

109 Jahn Street

465,000

549,900

$

$

2 BED, 2 BATH

5 acres of land located in Industrial Park MLS® SK704750

1271 sq. ft. MLS® SK712848

Greer Acreage, Benson

280 Kensington Avenue S

1,175,000

760,000

$

$

3 BED, 2 BATH

Prime location 3.18 Acres, 7916 sq. ft. building with 2 shops, 5 offices, retail space & parts storage. MLS® SK707014

Country paradise on this acreage located 15 miles north of Estevan just off of Hwy. 47. MLS® SK716243

10 Breeze Street

1,990,000

$

State-of-the-art silica sand trans-loading facility is ready for your fracking or sand business. MLS® SK711183

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February land sale brings in $3.4 million

The Feb. 6 public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas dispositions generated $3,439,121, and an average of $411/hectare. This compares to $9,551,628, an average of $695/hectare received at the last offering held on Dec. 5, 2017. The top purchaser of acreage in the province was Spartan Energy Corp., who spent $1,039,680 to acquire 18 lease parcels. The lone licence in this offering fetched $54,639, paid by Prairie Land & Investment Services Ltd. for a 1,554 hectare parcel situated adjacent to the Whitemud Second White Specks Gas Pool, 15 kilometres south of Eastend. The top price paid for a single lease was $325,347, paid by Spartan Energy Corp.

for a 129.5-hectare parcel situated adjacent to the Workman Midale and Frobisher Beds Oil Pools, 20 kilometres southeast of Carnduff. The highest dollar per hectare in the offering was received from Synergy Land Services Ltd., who paid $2,523/hectare for a 64.75-hectare parcel located within the Pinto Midale and Frobisher Beds Oil Pools, 35 kilometres east of Estevan. Estevan area The total bonus received in the area was $2,452,992, and an average of $711/ hectare. This compares to $5,084,478, and an average of $773/hectare at the last offering. There were 52 leases posted, and 47 sold, for a total of 3,448 hectares. Top purchaser of acreage in this area was Spartan

Energy Corp., who spent $1,039,679.96 to acquire 18 lease parcels. The top price paid for a single lease in this area was the aforementioned $325,346.74, paid by Spartan Energy Corp. The highest dollar per hectare in this area was received from Synergy Land Services Ltd. Swift Current area The total bonus received in the area was $357,675, an average of $139/hectare. This compares to $403,051, an average of $104/hectare at the last offering. Eight leases were posted, and six sold, along with one licence in the Swift Current area. Top purchaser of acreage in this area was Elk Run Resources Ltd., who spent $150,906 to acquire

two lease parcels. The single licence in this area fetched $54,639, paid by Prairie Land & Investment Services Ltd. for this 1,554 hectare parcel situated adjacent to the Whitemud Second White Specks Gas Pool, 15 kilometres south of Eastend. Top price paid for a single lease in this area was $90,544, paid by Elk Run Resources Ltd. for a 194.25-hectare parcel situated within the Cantuar East Cantuar Sand and Roseray Sand Oil Pools, 20 kilometres west of Swift Current. The highest dollar per hectare in this area was received from Synergy Land Services Ltd., who paid $913/ hectare for a 59.14-hectare parcel located within the Gull Lake Basal Cantuar Sand and Gull Lake Central

CCS facility online throughout January The carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station had one of its best months yet in January. The facility was online for the entire month, and the facility captured 81,008 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) – approximately 81 per cent of its maximum capacity. January marked just the third time in the last 13 months that the CCS facility has been online for 100 per

cent of the month. By comparison, it was online for 61 per cent of the time in 2017. Also, the amount of CO2 captured was not far off the one-month record for tonnes of CO2 captured, which was set in October 2017 when 85,000 tonnes were captured. An average of 43,720 tonnes of CO2 were captured each month at Boundary Dam last year. The one-day peak for

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CO2 captured was 2,810 tonnes, which surpassed the 12-month average of 1,713 tonnes for the monthly peak. More than 1.9 million tonnes of CO2 have been captured since the facility started up in 2014. The facility also averaged more than 120 megawatts of power produced last month, which was better than the 2017 average of 103 megawatts. No maintenance outages were required, but a temporary decrease in production at the power station briefly lowered the capture

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rate for the CCS plant. The CCS plant continued to benefit from upgrades installed this summer. The upgrades allow for minor maintenance issues to be addressed without shutting down the process. While the upgrades have improved the reliability of the plant, efforts to improve the amine chemistry continue. These efforts include programs at the carbon capture test facility at the Shand Power Station that could increase efficiency and reduce future costs for the CCS process.

Brittany Mack & Nathan Harkins ................... February 12, 2018 Tanner Frycz & Cortney Cossette ...........................April 28, 2018 Malea Andrist & Shelby Eagles ............................. June 16, 2018 Alyssa Gibson & Chris Deguerre ......................... August 4, 2018 Jade Smith & Justin Fichter ............................... August 18, 2018 Robin Hogg & Micheal Seabrook ...................... August 18, 2018 Grant Bueckert & Melissa Lynch ............... September 22, 2018 Jeremy Gibson & Sarah Babchuk ............... November 30, 2018

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Upper Shaunavon Oil Pools, 55 kilometres southwest of Swift Current. Kindersley area The total bonus received in the area was $578,155, an average of $279/hectare. This compares to $949,462, an average of $458/hectare at the last offering. Only about half of the posted leases sold, with eight out of 15 actually being acquired. Top purchaser of acreage in this area was Buffalo Hill Resources Ltd., who spent $322,323 to acquire three lease parcels. Top price paid for a single lease in this area was $140,293, paid by Buffalo Hill Resources Ltd. for a 259-hectare parcel situated adjacent to the Whiteside Viking Sand Oil Pool, 35 kilometres west of Kindersley. This was the highest dollar per hectare in this area at $542/hectare.

Lloydminster area The total bonus received in the area was $50,299, an average of $183/hectare. This compares to $3,114,637, an average of $2,565/hectare at the last offering. Six leases were posted but only two sold. The top purchaser of acreage in this area was Canadian Natural Resources Limited, who spent $29,523 to acquire one lease parcel. This 210.44-hectare parcel is situated five kilometres west of the Mervin South Mannville Sands Oil Pools, 10 kilometres southeast of Turtleford. The highest dollar per hectare in this area was received from Baytex Energy Ltd., who paid $321/hectare for a 64.75-hectare parcel located adjacent to the Freemont South Colony Oil Pool, 25 kilometres west of Cutknife.

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