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Community support allows Gage Goetz to make a big donation to Saskatchewan’s children’s hospital By David Willberg email@example.com
When Gage Goetz decided to sell his 4-H steer Sammy to benefit the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, he never imagined he would be able to raise so much money. Gage, a nine-year-old member of the Outram-Madigan 4-H Club and the son of Trevor and Tammi Goetz, raised $30,000 through his efforts. The money will be directed to the children’s hospital’s cardiology department. He decided to sell Sammy to benefit the children’s hospital because Gage has already had two heart surgeries in his young life. Since Saskatchewan doesn’t have a children’s hospital, he had to go to Edmonton for the surgery. Sammy was sold for $12,000 to Certified Energy Services during the Estevan Rotary Regional 4-H Show and Sale Thursday night at the Estevan Exhibition grounds. “I thought it was great, because I thought the more money it could get, the better it could be for the hospital,” said Gage. “Then they can get better things that they need with the money.” But that wasn’t all. Moments after Sammy
Gage Goetz holds his steer Sammy while his sister Colesey Goetz looks on. Gage raised approximately $30,000 for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. was sold, auctioneer Norm Mack from the Mack Auction Company asked Gage if he would be willing to part with the show stick and the halter. Gage agreed, and those two items were sold for $12,000 to a conglomerate of local businesses and organizations. The sale of the halter and the show stick was a surprise. It was an idea that came from other 4-H members and leaders. Gage said he initially
hope to raise $7,000 for the children’s hospital. Other people showed their support for Gage. There was a 4-H alumni showmanship competition before the show and sale that raised $1,350 for Gage’s efforts. And members of the Benson 4-H Club held a bake sale which went to Gage. And he did some fundraising of his own before the auction date. “I’d like to thank you
all for supporting me in this fundraiser,” he said. Gage said the past few weeks have been a real learning experience. “I’ve learned that you can do nice things even though you don’t have to, and you don’t need the money even though you get it from a buyer,” said Gage. He looks for ward to when Saskatchewan kids will be able to receive care closer to home, and they won’t have
to go to Edmonton or other locations for surgeries. Gage is also looking forward to when he will be able to get care in Saskatchewan, as Gage will need to have checkups for the rest of his life. Tammi Goetz marvelled at the amount of money Gage was able to raise for the hospital. “We’re very happy with the support the community has given to Gage and his
fundraising,” she said. When Gage told his parents that he wanted to raise money for other children in the province, they were very supportive of the idea. “We think it’s a wonderful thing for him to be able to give back. The journey that Gage has been on, it’s opened our eyes to a whole different world and a lot of families, and we understand how important it is to have access to top-notch medical care, and so this is just a wonderful way for him to say thank you and to give back to other kids in Saskatchewan,” Tammi said. While he has had health problems in the past, she said her son is now doing well and is an active boy. “That’s all thanks to all of the wonderful physicians and nurses and surgeons that have helped him along the way.” Stacie Lawson, the manager of development and engagement from the foundation, praised Gage and others for the work they have done to help make the children’s hospital a reality. She noted that construction on the hospital is complete, and they are on target to be open this fall. “We now have the immense task of moving in 77,000 pieces of equipment and furniture, and training 2,400 staff,” she said. A2 » NEW
Communities in Bloom judges coming next week Shannon Wanner expects Estevan will be looking great next week when two judges visit the city through the Communities in Bloom competition. Wanner, who is the horticulturalist for the City of Estevan, said the judges will be coming on July 15. A couple from Humboldt will be tasked with evaluating Estevan’s tidiness and overall appearance. “I will tour them around the city, and they look at different areas of the city,” said Wanner. “They will be looking at different parks, our greenspaces, they’ll be looking at the leisure centre and the cemetery.” Estevan is in the evaluated friends division, and will be scored on the six criteria for Communities in Bloom:
urban forestry, landscapes, floral arrangements, heritage conversation, environmental awareness and tidiness. She believes Estevan looks great now with their visit only a few days away. “I think we’re doing great on all of them,” said Wanner. “Last year we got a comment on the tidiness, so I’m looking forward to seeing what these guys think. Everybody has been working hard to keep our city clean and to make sure everything looks good and cut.” In the days before the judges arrive, the city’s staff will be focused on those six criteria. This marks the third straight year that Estevan has been entered in Communities in Bloom, and the second straight year it has been in
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the evaluated friends category. The judges come down to pay Estevan a visit and tour the different areas, based on the six criteria. They also hand out blooms in a fashion similar to the star ratings critics use to evaluate movies. But since Estevan is in evaluated friends, it doesn’t actually compete with other communities in the province or the country. Last year Estevan received a rating of three blooms, and the judges praised the city, calling Estevan a “jewel” in southern Saskatchewan. The judges, who were different from the ones who will tour Estevan this year, expressed their belief that Estevan was ready to advance to the next level in the competition. “I was quite impressed.
The Royal Heights Veterans Memorial Park and other parks in the city are expected to be looking good next week when judges through the Communities in Bloom competition visit Estevan. File photo They really enjoyed our city, and they thought we had lots to offer,” said Wanner. But the city decided to wait at least one more year before moving up, so that it could receive the feedback of
a different set of judges and to find out where Estevan still needs improvement in its appearance. Wanner hopes that Estevan residents will do their part to help the city look good
before the judges arrive. “They can make sure that the yards look nice and clean,” said Wanner. “Cut your grass, paint your fences and make sure ... there aren’t a lot of weeds in it if you can.”
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A sad anniversary in missing person case Another anniversary has passed since the disappearance of Courtney Struble, and it appears the missing person case is no closer to being solved. Courtney vanished in the early morning hours of July 9, 2004, after watching a movie with friends at the Estevan Veterinary Clinic on the west edge of the city. Her friends offered her a ride home, but she decided to walk. She was last seen at approximately 12:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Highway 39 and Woodlawn Avenue North (now Sister Roddy Road). Sgt. Donna Zawislak from the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Historical Case Unit said the RCMP hasn’t received a lot of new information about the case during the
past year. “When the RCMP received the file in 2009, it was an active, ongoing investigation, and we interviewed a lot of people, and we re-interviewed a lot of people, because back when Courtney went missing, there were people initially spoken to, but we basically started from scratch, and started the investigation over again,” Zawislak said. In the last couple of years, they talked to as many people as they could, but they can only talk to people so many times. As with any cold case, Zawislak believes someone knows something, but they’re holding back that vital information. “We just don’t know why they’re holding back. Some-
Courtney Struble times time can be in our favour, and time goes by and life circumstances change. They can have a change in conscience or lifestyle, and at some point they come forward.” Investigators have not been in Estevan to deal with the file during the past 12 months. They have been to a couple of other communi-
ties where information has come in, although Zawislak could not divulge those communities. Most of the information they do receive usually comes at around the anniversary of Courtney’s disappearance, due to the heightened media attention. “One of the challenges is that a lot of the information is repeat, it’s stuff we already know. But having said that, we will never deter people from calling in. We’d rather have people call us and let us know what they have for information.” People might not think their information is relevant vital, but Zawislak said it could push the investigation forward. “That’s why we want
people to talk about Courtney and remember her, but also help us bring Courtney home to her family,” Zawislak said. One of the biggest challenges they face is to get people talking about the file again. The RCMP does not have anything planned for the Estevan area to mark the 15th anniversary of Courtney’s disappearance. “We’re just hoping to bring Courtney home. We try to take this one step at a time. We’ve had success with historical files, and it doesn’t matter how much time has passed, this will always be an open file for the historical case unit. We’re hoping that someone will come forward who can just open that door.” Courtney’s disappear-
ance was initially treated as a missing person case, and foul play was not suspected. But in 2010, the RCMP’s Historical Case Unit (HCU) took over the investigation from the Estevan Police Service, and a short time later, the HCU started treating her disappearance as a homicide. Courtney was five-footthree and weighed between 110 and 125 pounds when she vanished. She had a birthmark on the nape of her neck, and a 1 1/2-inch scar on her left shin. The night that she disappeared, Courtney was wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and running shoes. Anyone with information can contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.
New children’s hospital to open this year « A1 It will house the only pediatric intensive care unit in the province and three pediatric surgical suites. It will also have private rooms for parents and children, state of the art equipment and expertise. She noted that the unit Gage has supported will treat many cardiac abnormalities in
children without the need for open-heart surgery. “This space will also act as a special procedure room where complex procedures, which do not require the space of the OR (operating room) will be performed,” Lawson said. The children’s hospital
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can change the hospital experience by providing a familyfocused environment that is for kids and families who need it. She noted that former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Mike McCullough is on their board. One of McCullough’s children died at a young age. “Mike said it best when he said ‘This will be a state of the art facility and we hope it stays empty, but it won’t. Our families need this hospital,’” said Lawson. Janine Petterson, who is the spokesperson of the local 4-H show, marvelled at Gage’s willingness to help others. “The support was phenomenal. I was really impressed with the Estevan area, with how they came out and supported it. And I thought it went to a really good cause.” And it gave the show a boost in terms of interest in the community, with extra people
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Trevor, Gage and Tammi Goetz were pleased with the support shown by the community for Gage’s effort to raise funds for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
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4-H sale supports efforts of local youths
Young people from several different southeast communities were rewarded for their efforts to grow excellent cattle during the past year, thanks to the support shown for the Estevan Rotary Regional 4-H Show and Sale on July 4 at the Estevan Exhibition grounds. Approximately 60 children from five 4-H clubs – Outram-Madigan, Benson, Browning, Steelman and Crossroads – had cattle available for purchase. The average sale price was $3.60 per pound, which was up from the $3.16 per pound recorded at last year’s show. “The cattle was really good,” said event spokesperson Janine Petterson. “Our average weight was anywhere from 1,200 to 1,400 (pounds).” A steer owned by Gage Goetz that sold for $12,000 for the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan was not included
in the average sale price, since his steer was sold for a total amount, and not on a per pound basis. The quality of the cattle was excellent, too, she said, and it was reflected in the awards that were handed out before the sale. The number of kids was also up this year. The grand champion steer belonged to Casie Brokenshire of the Outram-Madigan 4-H Club. The 1,286-pound animal sold for $5.75 per pound to Fire Sky Energy Services. Keaton Walter of the Browning 4-H Club had the reserve champion steer, which weighed 1,328 pounds and sold for $4.70 per pound. The sale wrapped up three days of 4-H activities in Estevan. It started with achievement days on July 2 and 3. The Benson and Steelman clubs were involved on July 2, and Browning and Outram-Ma-
digan clubs were the following day. Crossroads had their achievement in Stoughton prior to the event. Cattle were judged on July 4, and awards were handed out that night, prior to the sale beginning. Members were saluted for their abilities to grow, groom and maintain their cattle, judge the cattle, and maintain their stalls. They were also recognized for their showmanship and commitment to 4-H. Among the other awards were Brokenshire won the grand champion female, the yearling heifer, the continuation female and the best homegrown steer. Brenna Fornwald of the Steelman club had the reserve champion female and the reserve champion yearling heifer. Ian Petterson of the Outram-Madigan Club won the reserve champion continuation female. The Steelman club was
Casie Brokenshire had the grand champion steer at the Estevan Rotary 4-H Regional Show and Sale. part of the sale for the first time had experience showing with animals throughout the day, this year. They had a very good the Browning club in the past. get them halter-broken, and showing, as they won several Petterson said it’s a good sign help them adapt to the differawards on Thursday, and Janine when a new club joins the ent noises associated with the show and sale, so that the cattle Petterson said they brought show. “Hopefully it gets some doesn’t get spooked. very good cattle. “You’re dealing with your Braxton Shier won the more people out.” Preparing an animal for animals every day for probably 4-H motto award, and the club the auction is a daily effort, 10 months out of the year,” had the best-kept stalls. Some of the members she said. They have to feed the Petterson said.
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Keaton Walter shows the reserve champion steer during the sale.
Summer camps for children kicked off at the SE College By Ana Bykhovskaia email@example.com
The Estevan campus of the Southeast College opened doors to its first summer camp students on Monday. Throughout this week a group of young explorers will have a unique opportunity to learn more about different professions in the Estevan area. Their adventure started with an exciting hands-on ambulance tour. EMS paramedics Winston Hunt and Alex Critikos measured their heart rate and explained how everything works inside their vehicles. And while they were explaining some nuances of their job, children wanted to know why the garbage bin and everything else inside the ambulance were so tiny. Later in the day with guidance from college summer students Janay Marr and Emma Gunnlaugson children learned more about paramedics and working with EMS, mixing
educational activities with indoor and outdoor games. Also this week students will also get to learn about the Estevan Police Service, will meet a farmer, learn about oil and the oilfield and finally get to talk to an electrician and learn about electricity. Some professionals will bring special equipment, so children would see everything up-close. “It is a very exciting week. We get to do a lot of activities, that will relate to the daily theme that will help them learn more about that career path,” said Melanie Mantei, who is the Estevan campus manager. The camps are weeklong and will run for five weeks Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are developed for children six to 10 years of age. The college provides one hot dog lunch every week, and the rest of the meals children bring from home. Every Friday they also have a popcorn movie activity. The next week’s topic is
arts and crafts and will inspire participants to open up and create. Then students will dive into the world of sports with the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins coming over on Wednesday of that week. They will spend time with children playing hockey on the grass and talking about sports. But that week’s camp won’t be only about hockey. “ The other days are themed as well, so they will learn about different sports,” said Mantei. The following week will be dedicated to dynamic designs when kids will be working with all kind of mediums that will help them to use their imagination to build their creations from recyclable goods. And the last group will explore performance arts. For a week they will practise a skit and do some other creative activities, and the performance in front of their parents and families will become a culmination of the camp. All the crafts kids will
Paramedic Winston Hunt was showing the inside of the ambulance to the Southeast College’s summer camp students, from left, Max Ogdanskiy, Preston and Brooks Kuntz and Waylon and Shelby Mantei. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia make throughout the camp days they will be able to take home to impress their families. The SE College made sure that there were more than enough of the various materials for children to explore their ingenuity. This is the first year when the Estevan campus is putting up summer camps and it is still a learning curve. But neverthe-
less, a lot of people showed interest in these new camps. “Registrations were pretty successful seeing it is our first year running summer camps for five weeks,” said Mantei, adding that they will continue improving and plan on running camps again next year. But those willing to hop on this year still have this
chance. With about 70 kids registered as of July 8, the groups are not filled to capacity yet and anyone willing their children to learn something new in an exciting and fun manner during summer can sign up online. The camps cost $110 per child. The deadline to sign up is Monday morning of each week.
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Three months to decide
Canadians have three months to make up their minds regarding their vote for the next federal election. The consensus seems to be that we don’t like the guy currently guiding the country, or the people he has surrounded himself with. Political parties in Canada typically get a prolonged honeymoon period in which they’re able to get re-elected to a second term before they have to worry about their political future. But as of right now, a second term for the governing Liberals would be an upset. It’s been a precipitous fall for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, as a series of gaffes and scandals have eroded Canadians’ trust in a government that won a convincing majority in October 2015. The only reason the Liberals might have a chance in the next federal election is many Canadians don’t know what to make of Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives. His support as a leader is still fairly low for a man positioned to be our next prime minister. Voters turfed the Tories four years ago; are we ready to put them back into power? Granted, those of us in Saskatchewan were never hungry for change.The bulk of the voters in this province, as well as Alberta and large pockets of B.C. and Manitoba, were happy to re-elect Stephen Harper and his energy friendly policies that didn’t hamstring the west.
We were willing to overlook his ultracontrolling, opaque leadership style that muzzled scientists and virtually anyone who was critical of him. We weren’t thrilled with the thought of Justin Trudeau governing the country, and even those who were willing to give him a chance threw their hands up in frustration with his immature conduct, his policies such as the carbon tax, and his willingness to cut a large cheque for Omar Khadr without a fight. The alternatives beyond the Liberals and the Tories don’t thrill Canadians, either. The New Democratic Party has been pushing itself further towards irrelevance, first by turfing Thomas Mulcair as its leader, and then by electing Jagmeet Singh to lead the party. It’s hard to believe that the NDP was the federal opposition in 2011, and was leading the polls at one point during the 2015 federal election campaign. The People’s Party of Canada has created some interest, particularly when it comes to questions about whether it will split the right wing conservative vote. But they’re too new. It took a couple of elections before the Reform Party broke through in 1993; the People’s Party will likely need to follow a similar path if it’s to enjoy success. As for the Green Party, they’re likely going to find themselves with more seats in Parliament than ever before, but they don’t have the
platform or the broad appeal to gain even official party status. People are painting a picture of whether we want the Liberals vision for Canada or the Tories. It’s not that simple. For one thing, there’s a very real chance of a minority government getting elected. That would make it very difficult for either the Liberals or the Tories to get their vision in place. The Liberals can talk about what they’ve done in the last four years, but they’ve been able to do that because they’ve had a majority (and a strong one at that). A lot of these policies and decision they’ve made wouldn’t have occurred if they had a minority. The Tories will claim they’ll reverse some of the Liberal policies, such as the carbon tax and the legislation that have made life a lot tougher on energy companies. But if they don’t have a majority, it will be tough to get these policies through, unless they have some give and take with other parties. Four years ago, we had a captivating election that was a legitimate three-party race. This time around, it’s a two-party race, and neither party has overwhelming support. This feels like an election in which we’re going to see people voting against parties and leaders, rather than electing the candidate they actually want. It’s not a good recipe for taking out country forward.
Better start feeding those unicorns beans The federal government is leaving Saskatchewan with nowhere to turn when it comes to baseload power generation. First coal, now natural gas, are on the outs, just as we are turning to natural gas as the solution to coal. A little over a decade ago, I moved to coal town, Saskatchewan, also known as Estevan. The future was bright, not only due to the Bakken oil boom which was underway, and $100-plus oil, but the fact the federal government had recently announced a $240 million contribution to the carbon capture and storage project at Boundary Dam. That project was meant to make “clean coal” acceptable in a world where carbon dioxide emissions were the devil. It would cut the emissions of the associated generating unit up to 90 per cent, give or take, depending on how high they turn it up. Then we saw regulations saying that any current coal-fired coal generating unit in the country, upon turning 50 years old, needed to be either retired or replaced with a carbon capture system that reduced its emissions to that (or below) a combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant. (Remember this point, it’s key going forward). Unfortunately, no other coal-fired power generator in Canada, including SaskPower, decided to implement carbon capture and storage on any other unit in the country, despite the fact that, now, five years later, they’ve pretty much figured out the bugs of carbon capture. The current thinking is they can build the next one for 67 per cent less, per tonne, compared to Boundary Dam Unit 3, if implemented at the Shand Power Station. Boundary Dam Units 4 and 5 will be shut down, despite this. The federal Conservative government brought in the 50-year rule. The federal Liberal government brought in new regulations saying all conventional coal-fired power generation
From the Top of the Pile BRIAN ZINCHUK (without carbon capture and storage), must shut down by 2030 (remember that date, too.) So here Saskatchewan and Alberta must do something in a big way to replace our reliance on coal for baseload power, and get it done in what is now 10 1/2 years. To this end, SaskPower’s president and CEO Mike Marsh has been talking about how the economics of natural gas, whose prices have been extremely low during the intervening decade. It makes it really hard to go forward with new coal investment when natural gas is so price competitive. Indeed, in recent years, there are times in various places on the continent where gas is, for brief times, actually negatively priced. As in, the producer had to pay someone to take it. That’s beyond free. A little under a decade ago, Northland Power built a $700 million combined cycle natural gas plant at North Battleford that generates 260 megawatts for SaskPower. The Crown corporation will soon be in the process of firing up operation its 350 megawatt Chinook Power Station at Swift Current, costing $680 million. These plants went up incredibly quick and easy, compared to almost any other alternative source of baseload power, be it coal, hydro or nuclear. But what is happening now? The federal Liberal government is implementing regulations, initially gazetted Dec. 12, 2018, that says new natural gas-fired combined cycle plants that fire up after 2021 will be subject to the carbon tax after 2030. Wait, what? Wasn’t combined cycle natural gas supposed to be the better alternative to coal?
And let’s be real here: the 2021 date might as well be now. It takes several years to design and build a plant. If a plant has not already scratched dirt before today, there’s no way in hell it will be ready before a 2021 deadline. That effectively means that all combined cycle natural gas plants, going forward, are subject to the carbon tax. The ever-increasing carbon tax. Or, as Premier Scott Moe likes to quote his SaskPower Minister Dustin Duncan, “A Justin Trudeau, Ralph Goodale, Liberal Party of Canada, job-killing, soul-sucking, unconstitutional, supported by the Saskatchewan NDP carbon tax!” Saskatchewan has precious little left in the ability to build new, major hydro plants. To make hydro power, you need a) elevation, b) lots of water, c) all the above. Saskatchewan has d) none of the above. If we decided, today, to build a large scale, two-unit nuclear power plant at 1,000 megawatts each, there is no way on earth they would be complete and generating by 2030. It would be easier to hook up to Marvin the Martian’s flying saucer’s Illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator then get a nuke plant up in that time. And even then, would any of these projects, either nuclear power or space modulators, be able to get through a Bill C-69 impact assessment before my 12 year old son is a senior citizen? So what, pray tell, are we supposed to use for baseload power generation in Saskatchewan after 2030? Is this the federal government’s way of forcing us to buy large scale hydro power from Manitoba? If so, will that part of, oh, I don’t know, a national energy corridor? What alternative will we have? Better herd up your unicorns and start feeding them navy beans, because the only way we’re going to be able to power this province without incurring mammoth carbon taxation will be with unicorn farts, by the gigawatt. Brian Zinchuk is editor of Pipeline News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How I met the genius You know that feeling, when you look at something really beautiful and everything inside you starts vibrating as thousands of fluttering butterflies? It becomes hard to breathe, but there is nothing you can do to get out of that condition. All you can is enjoy what you see and spill whatever emotions it causes. When I see something that is beyond me, I tend to freeze and unless somebody gets me out of there I just sit and stare. And butterflies inside slowly form into the sense of total happiness. I want to hug what I’m observing. I want to somehow become a part of it. I want to see it, hear it, smell it. Sometimes I just want to fall down and roll on the ground to get a little bit closer (this part I usually skip not to freak people out). Maybe that’s why we take pictures – as another attempt to preserve a part of something that impressed us. Unfortunately, I noticed that the photo rush often takes the place of the real connection, making you postpone this moment (in most cases forever, like when you mark something important in the book you are reading to come back and think about it later but never do). Last week I hardly could breathe at all, and if not for my husband, who managed to keep me somewhat on track and made me move, I would probably never have made it back to Estevan. As you can guess, we went for a little holiday. Our path was running through North and South Dakotas and then into Wyoming. As we were getting further into our trip, the world around us was turning more and more stunning. Mount Rushmore was our first stop. Impressive, this monument not only spoke to the human’s genius, but it also was a memorial to humanity’s ambitions. Huge calm, serious and wise faces of the founding fathers were overlooking mountains and forests around. Looking at them I felt as if the rushing tourists’ world at the foot of the mountain all of a sudden slowed down. Along with the Crazy Horse Memorial, which is an even more ambitious project, that hopefully one day will be completed, Mount Rushmore carvings reminded that nothing is impossible and even the sky doesn’t have to be the limit. Despite the strong feelings these monuments woke in me, the further adventure proved that these human-made creations were almost toy-like in comparison to the real genius. The first wake up call happened in Badlands, one of the numerous American National Parks. Looking like a dessert of stripy dramatic dunes, this place stole my breath for a long time. It seemed unreal, dead and at the same time more than alive, just existing in its own dimension. This demonstration of nature’s talents told me the well-known story of the fluidity of our existence. Once inhabited with ancient rhinos, horses and saber-toothed cats, now it froze in silence occasionally irritated by some goat or bison. The trip was moving forward, so was my exploration of the abilities of my body to survive without oxygen. When we made it to the Grand Teton National Park, I quit believing that the world around me was real. Mountains, whose tips were topped with snow and decorated with cloud necklaces, powerful, menacing and absolutely hypnotizing, dominated above the never-ending flower meadows and reflected in pure and clear mountain lakes. Harmony and beauty were in every inch. Everything was thought through. Glaciers were preserving excess water for hot and dry years, curvy rivers were feeding fields, animals and birds inhabiting forests also found coexisting balance. The only extras on this picture were endless visitors rushing down the driving loops. The beauty of the Grand Teton was paralyzing, but at least it was understandable and somewhat real. Mountains, lakes, rivers, fields, something you know of since childhood. When we moved to Yellowstone National Park, I completely lost connection with reality. Filled with geysers and ultimately gorgeous hot springs, this park was impossible for me to understand, believe in and simply take in. It was beyond the limit. Cold, haughty, grey northern cliffs preserved detailed and gentle geyser basins, where microorganisms living in hot thermal water built their own colorful cosmic world. Deep green forests populated with bison, grizzly and black bears and wolves, framed the active geysers erupting water and steam from the Earth’s deep interiors. Everything there was infinite fascinating, and all details were a part of one. At that point, I had no doubts that I connected with the genius of the nature that felt bigger and greater than any human attempts and creations. I also knew that now I’ll do my best to get to know it better.
The editor: The city fathers seem to forget the city is in debt to the tune of $28 million, depending on who you talk to, as they keep spending our money on ridiculous projects that are not really required with a debt of this size. The purchasing of two lots to the west of the fire hall for $127,000, when they
in and you have a secure vault system with a few modifications. Yes, the sea cans could be stacked, that is a lot of room. One the west side of the fire truck now on the other side of the truck you can have numerous offices for the police force that is way over-staffed (in my opinion and quite a few others). You do not have to have a
new set of power, sewer, water, heat and air conditioning. It is a long way from the cost of the building they have in mind, with our debt it seems to me that they should reset the proposed decision and sharpen the pencil and just use the tip of the little finger to test the water, not the whole body. Dale M. Wetsch Estevan
Two physicians have their licences temporarily suspended Two Estevan physicians have had their licences temporarily suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons for conduct that was deemed as unprofessional. Dr. Ahmed Belal and his wife, Dr. Hanan Abou El Yazid pleaded guilty to the charge last month. Both were working as clinical assistants with the Alberta Health Services in Januar y 2018 when they entered the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment (SIPPA) Program. They were found guilty of providing inaccurate and untruthful information to Alberta Health Services. In Belal’s case, he sent an email message to Alberta Health Services, stating he went on leave to Egypt to look after his mother. A further email on Feb. 2 requested leave for one or two months until he finished looking after his mother. On Feb. 8, he received an email message from Alberta Health Services offering leave until Feb. 23, with a further decision of whether a leave of absence would be approved afterwards. Belal sent an email to Alberta Health Services accepting the offer. “ W hen you sent the email accepting the offer, you knew that the offer was made based upon the false and/or inaccurate information that you had provided to Alberta Health Ser vices,” SIPPA wrote in their findings. His mother had died on or around Feb. 3, 2018. “ W hen you sent the email on or about February 8, 2018 accepting the offer from Alberta Health Services, you knew that your mother had died,” SIPPA wrote in the ruling.
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have a parking lot the city owns on the east side of the police station for city parking that is only half-full most of the time. Let’s take a hard look at this situation. We have a fire hall that has bays available to house the police department if you use a little imagination. You can move anywhere between three to six sea cans
Dr. Ahmed Belal and Dr. Hanan Abou El Yazid As for Abou El Yazid, she received payment from Alberta Health Services for sick leave during a time in which she participated in SIPPA. “On or about January 29, 2018 you sent an email message to Alberta Health Services stating you had been in a car accident in Egypt and you were in hospital. The information in the January 29 email was untruthful,” the letter stated. She also sent an email attachment which purported to be a document related to her medical condition, signed by Dr. Mohamed Motwally, which was found to be untruthful. In addition, she sent
an email message to Alberta Health Services on or about Feb. 19, 2018, in which she stated that she had a physical injury and was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which was declared by the college as untruthful. Finally, she sent an email message to Alberta Health Services on or about Feb. 23, 2018 in which she stated that she was not sure whether she would be taking a position in SIPPA. Both physicians have been suspended for a period of one month, beginning on July 20 and ending on Aug. 19. They must also successfully complete an ethics
course on professionalism to the satisfaction of the registrar. Such a course shall be completed at the first available date. Belal and Abou El Yazid also have to pay the costs of and incidental to the investigation and hearing in the amount of $5,201.25, by July 21. If they do not pay the fine, their licence shall be suspended until the costs are paid in full. The council reserves to itself the right to reconsider and amend the time within which payment of costs must be made, and the right to reconsider and mend the requirements of the retraining or education.
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Woodlawn begins weekly youth programs Woodlawn Regional Park is offering weekly programs for young people this summer. The park received a $2,500 grant through the Community Initiatives Fund for the programs, which take place every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children who are seven to 12 years of age are welcome to attend. “We have a number of
different things scheduled throughout the summer,” said Maureen Daoust, the park’s business manager. The program kicked off on Thursday with a park exploration and scavenger hunt. Eight young people attended. This week will include arts and crafts and water play. Other events in July will include a Zumba session for the kids, a
cooking class, and an opportunity to use the canoe, kayaks and paddleboats in the park. August activities will include a walk-through of the Fresh Air Fitness site, with an opportunity to try out all of the outdoor fitness equipment and participate in yoga; a fishing 101 class that will teach kids how to fish in the river; an activity with the Estevan Public Library; a lesson on how to build a bird house; a chance to learn how to make slime and a wrap-up session. “There’s a gamut of different things; it’s well rounded,”
said Daoust. A nutritious snack will be offered at each session. Registration is required each week to ensure there are enough adult supervisors each week. They also want to know if the kids have allergies or medication needs. The goal was to have children come every Thursday, but the park would be willing to accept kids for the remaining weeks of the summer, and they would also accept children for one week to try out the camps. They hope the eight kids who were there for the first week can
attend each week. Daoust pointed out that while there are kids who are camping at the park who are participating, the program is open to young people not using the park. “They are welcome and can see what the park has to offer and get outside and have some fun and be active.” They tried to incorporate nature as much as possible with the scavenger hunts, bird houses nd fishing, and they also want to have fun activities and even offer a little bit of learning during the summer months.
The weekly sessions will take place at the Souris River campground, with Rotary Hall as the drop-off point. “We have access, obviously, to the facility. So if the weather is inclement, we can move indoors to the hall, and we also have a fenced area attached to the building there, so while we’re waiting for all of the kids to arrive, the kids can play in that area.” The start time was selected so that parents can drop off if their children around the coffee break time, and then pick them up during their lunch hour.
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Olivia Hockey, Markie Daoust, Alexa Delainey and Tayson Tangjerd participated in an activity on a bridge at Woodlawn Regional Park last Thursday. Photo submitted
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A call to the Report Impaired Drivers (RID) line resulted in the Estevan Police Service (EPS) making an arrest on drug-related charges. A 21-year-old woman was arrested July 6 for driving while impaired by drug. She failed a roadside oral fluid device test, and was transported to the police station for a blood test. Charges were pending upon receipt of the blood analysis report. During the impaired investigation, members located quantities of meth-
amphetamine and crack cocaine in the vehicle. She is facing charges of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. She is also charged with possession, consumption or distribution of cannabis in a vehicle under the Cannabis Control Act of Saskatchewan. As a result of further investigation, members, with the assistance of police dog Max, executed a
search warrant in the Willow Park Greens area. A large amount of Canadian currency, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located and seized. She is facing further charges of possession of property obtained by crime. The accused was lodged in cells and was released after appearing before a justice of the peace. That wasn’t the lone drug-related arrest last week. EPS members arrested a 33-year-old Lampman man for possession of methamphetamine under the
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public and carrying a concealed weapon under the Criminal Code. Police were alerted to the accused operating a vehicle around Sixth Street, where he was located and a traffic stop was conducted. He is also facing a charge of driving while suspended under the Traffic Safety Act. His vehicle has been impounded, and he will appear in Estevan Provincial Court in September to answer to the charges.
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New location makes a big difference for Mid-City Plumbing and Heating A change in location has made a big difference for one of Estevan’s long-standing business. Mid-City P lumbing and Heating moved into its present home at the corner of 13th Avenue and Sixth Street on Feb. 28, and it’s been a big step forward, says Kim Skjonsby, who owns the business with his wife Dana. It has given them a considerable boost in space, as they have gone from just under 5,000 square feet at their former location to about 8,000 square feet at their new home. The lot size is about twice what they had before. “I had material spread out in different locations, and all of my trailers and lifts were at different lots where we were paying rent. It’s all at one location now,” said Skjonsby. It ’s fantastic to have everything all at one site. “It’s a much different setup from what we had.” Mid-City had been in its previous home for 42 years. Skjonsby has been part of the company for 27 years, and was a partner for 16 years. He and his wife
bought out Vince and Kim Marcotte in 2013. Skjonsby had long thought it would be nice to have more space, but previous attempts to expand didn’t work out. The change in location doesn’t mean they’re carrying more products, but the days of having furnaces and air conditions stored off-site are over. “It’s given us more space for work. We can bring our forklift inside and our Bobcat inside and when it’s February and -30 C, the forklift doesn’t want to start, now it’s run it out and unload the truck and bring it back in, it’s awesome.” Others have asked him if the business is getting more walk-in traffic since the change. They’re not sure, because it’s not something they track. While their previous home at the intersection of George Street and Souris Avenue North was a good one, the new home is even better. “That was a good spot. You’re on a main drag, but I think this is better. A lot more traffic is driving by. We
have really good signage, I think. Everybody has commented that it’s good.” While there were certainly changes that had to be made from the previous tenant to accommodate Mid-City, there weren’t a lot. The office area, the parts room, the main shop and the flooring are largely the same. A couple of overhead doors had to be installed to get hot tubs in and out. Customers are pleased with the new home. An open house was held on June 19, when the general public could drop by and take a look at what they have now. Burgers were served. “People were coming and going. The parking lot was full of cars. We had people here, it was an 11 a.m. to 1 (p.m.) barbecue, and we had people here … at about 10:30 waiting for the burgers to come out.” A couple of customers were working and couldn’t make it until after 1:30 p.m., but they were still served. “I couldn’t have asked for better attendance. You sometimes wonder how many are going to show, but it was fantastic.”
Local company was approached in immigration fraud case A locally-based business was caught in an alleged immigration fraud scheme that involved dozens of other businesses in the province. Loretta Threinen operates KO Advertising. She said she met the accused, Qi Wang and Yujuan Cui, a couple from White City, at a function in Regina. They told her that they were helping people come to Canada for work, and they wondered if Threinen’s business had any job openings. She replied that she was looking for office staff, and she agreed to look at some resumés. One of her requirements was that the applicants had to speak perfect English. She received some re-
sumes, and when they talked again, she asked about their English proficiency. She was told their English was strong. “Then we were talking a little bit more, and I just got a funny feeling, so the next time he contacted me, I said ‘No, I don’t think I’m going to participate.’” Over the next six months, she would be contacted about the job openings, and she reiterated her desire to no longer participate. The phone calls eventually ceased. She thought it was over and done with, until reports surfaced last week and media outlets asked Threinen about her connections with them. “They told me at that time that during the investigation,
they had found some papers in a dumpster, and my KO Advertising was in those papers, and there was another place, a hotel, and they were listed as well in there. But there was nothing more than that.” Threinen said she didn’t get any staff out of her contact with Wang and Cui, nor did she lose any money. Cui and Wang have been charged with receiving payments from Chinese nationals seeking permanent residency in Canada in exchange for securing them job offer letters. They also allegedly offered money to legitimate business owners in Saskatchewan in exchange for fraudulent job offers. None of the allegations have been proven in court.
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The Estevan Mercury and Southeast Lifestyles are still the top places to find local news, sports and human interest stories, and an in-depth look at the stories of the region. These papers aren’t just offering short clips of what is happening in the area. “At the end of the day, people still want to read their local news,” said Tarnes. “They want to know what everybody’s doing, and this is the place to find it, in print or on our website. The Mercury’s digital options extend beyond advertising. The Mercury can help improve rankings on Google, reach customers based on their web searching and even based
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Kingston Midstream partnering with college
Southeast College has announced its new scholarship partnership with Kingston Midstream (formerly Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd). Kingston Midstream’s $5,000 contribution to the college’s Fuelling the Future program was matched by the Ministry of Advanced Education. Funding for this scholarship was made possible by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program. Together Southeast College is able to create $10,000 in scholarships. Ten postsecondary students in Estevan were the first to benefit from this exciting new partnership. This year’s recipients are Vladyslav Koziuchenko and Ethan Shirley (electrician); Jamie-Lynn Kerslake, Naomi Rossen, Shealyn Wenzel and Carla Yanyu (office administration); Carlin Pylychaty (welding); and Dawson Clunas, Mathew Sovdi and Myles Stepp (heavy equipment and truck and transport technician). Southeast College’s Fu-
elling the Future program is designed to support full-time post-secondary students in pursuit of future industry careers. The program also allows industry to engage students for added educational value. “Kingston Midstream is proud to be a financial support to the Southeast College scholarship fund. It is our mission to help build strong, safe communities, develop the next generation of community leaders and provide a skilled workforce for our industry,” said Becky Cassidy, public affairs advisor for Kingston Midstream. “Southeast College is grateful to Kingston Midstream for choosing to invest in our students and ultimately in the future workforce of their industry,” added Jeff Richards, vice-president of strategic development for Southeast College. “All of our Fuelling the Future partnerships demonstrate a commitment to growing our communities and our economies through the power of education.” The 2018-19 programs that were eligible for the stu-
Participating in the presentation of scholarships from Kingston Midstream to the Southeast College were, from left, scholarship recipients Carla Yanyu, Jamie-Lynn Kerslake, Naomi Rossen and Shaelyn Wenzel, Kingston Midstream representatives Tim Bechtold and Rebecca Cassidy, and scholarship recipients Carlin Pylychaty, Myles Stepp, Mathew Sovdi and Dawson Clunas. Missing are Vladyslav Koziuchenko and Ethan Shirley. Photo submitted dent scholarship through this heavy equipment and truck and completed the online tional scholarships and burpartnership were: fourth class and transport technician, and scholarship application were saries available at the college, power engineering, electri- University of Regina classes. considered for the Kingston through the support received cian, industrial mechanic, Students who were enrolled Midstream awards, as well from local donors and other office administration, welding, in one of these programs as over $100,000 in addi- industry partners.
Carbon tax to be applied to new natural gas plants built after 2021, changing Saskatchewan’s options By Brian Zinchuk firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatchewan had been shifting towards natural gasfired power generation, but a change in carbon tax regulation for new power plants of that nature announced by the
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carbon dioxide emissions of what is known as combined cycle natural gas-fired power plants. A simple cycle natural gas power plant burns the gas to heat a boiler, and the steam passes through the generator once. Plants like that are used at Spy Hill and North Battleford, among other places, as peaking plants when the utility needs additional power right away. But a combined cycle plant is much more efficient, capturing heat that would otherwise be unused, and using it to create more power. They are up to 50 per cent more efficient, according to GE. The result is a much more energy efficient powerplant that is used for baseload power. Northland Power built a 260-megawatt facility of this type at North Battleford in 2013 to provide power for SaskPower, and SaskPower itself is currently completing the 360-megawatt Chinook Power Station at Swift Current.
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Duncan explained that when it comes to coal-fired power, Saskatchewan’s coal plants generally put out 1,100 tonnes of CO2 per gigawatt hour (GWh) of power produced. We must pay carbon tax on anything over 800 tonnes. That carbon tax is currently $20 per tonne now, but ratchets up by $10 each year to $50 per tonne in 2022, and Duncan does not expect it will stop there, despite what McKenna has been saying. By 2022, SaskPower is expected to have paid cumulatively over $500 million in carbon taxes as a result. Going past 2030, coal plants can only emit 420 tonnes per GWh, which effectively means they must have carbon capture and storage applied. But a combined cycle natural gas plant produces typically 370 tonnes per GWh, which is one of its key points. “The cost equation wasn’t going to be that onerous,” Duncan said. The new rules will see any new combined cycle natural gas power plant that goes into operation after 2021 have the carbon tax applied, on a sliding scale that will reduce the exemption to zero by 2030. S ince the proposed Moose Jaw power station is not yet in the request for proposals stage, it would be directly affected by these new rules, but Chinook and Northland would not. “We’ve got to put pause on the Moose Jaw plant,” he said.
Duncan said the federal government had been implying that everyone shouldn’t “dash to gas,” and now we know why. The federal government is pushing renewables and hydro power. “We can’t bring on renewables without baseload to support it,” he said, noting “They want to drive us to more hydro.” Manitoba is the most likely place to get more hydro power, but Duncan said this new regulation substantially damages this province’s negotiating power with our neighbour to the east. “We have no bargaining power with Manitoba,” he said. He noted that some people are concerned with the environmental damage caused by large-scale hydro. “The notion of cheap hydro is antiquated,” he said. And then there is the question of how Manitoba would be able to supply such large quantities of power to this province, with Duncan saying we would need to upgrade our grid interconnects. Other options could be small modular nuclear reactors, but they’re a long ways off, or coal with CCS. Duncan said, “The regs don’t only put pause on future natural gas, it also will likely change the spread that currently exists between gas and CCS. Too early to say how much it tightens up, but it might be good news to CCS.” For more detail on this story, go to pipelinenews.ca.
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Thornton sweeps the field on mod tour night By David Willberg email@example.com
The annual stop for the Dakota Classic Modified Tour at the Estevan Motor Speedway wound up being a night to remember for Ricky Thornton Jr. Thornton, who hails from Adel, Iowa, won both the stock car and the modified features at the track on Monday night. It’s a rare combination for someone to pull off the feat, since both classes are on tours that have attracted top-notch drivers. “We all come to win,” said Thornton. “We were really good there in the stock car, and I wasn’t quite sure if we were quite good enough in the modified,” he said. In the modified feature, Thornton won his qualifying heat and started from the inside of the second row in the 29-car race. Local favourite Kody Scholpp dominated the early stages of the 30-lap feature, as he moved into the lead n the fourth lap to the delight of the crowd. He continued to lead after an early caution, but Thornton caught him on Lap. No. 12, and after a duel between the two drivers for a few laps,Thornton took top spot for good. Scholpp provided the only real challenge. “Kody jumped out on us, and then we got to reel him back because of that restart, and kind of moved around. I think that helped a lot to be able to move around and try where there wasn’t a line, and then I just found a line I liked and went from there.” He’s not sure if he would have been able to catch Scholpp if the race would have been caution-free. “The track changed a lot under the (early) yellow. It dried out a lot. So it made the lines all over instead of right through the middle. I think that helped me out a lot. He was really good whenever there was a little bit of traction. He could turn in better than I could.” A caution with five laps to go brought the field together.
Thornton led the other drivers slowly coming out of Turn 4 on the restart, which he said gave him an advantage. Scholpp dropped back to sixth after the restart and was the top local driver. Tom Berry Jr., who started on the pole, finished second. Casey Arneson was third and Jeff Taylor was fourth. One other local driver, Estevan’s Tyson Turnbull, finished in the top 10. He was eighth. In the stock car class, Thornton had to work his way up from the third row, after he finished second in his qualifying heat. But he found his way into the lead midway through the feature. Austin Daae, who started from the pole position, proved to be the only legitimate challenger that Thornton had. But Thornton held Daae off, and won the feature by less than a second. Dalton Flory came in third. Jeremy Swanson of Estevan (fifth) and Devon Gonas of Midale (seventh) were the other drivers in the top 10. “They prepped the track just before the last chance for the modified guys, and I knew it was going to be muddier on the top for a while, so I wasn’t as good as they were on the top, so I started just moving to the bottom and working this line in, and then finally it came in. “I think because I was the first one to get it worked in, I slowly picked my way to the front, and everyone moved down after that.” Thornton said the track was in really good shape, and he was glad they were able to race Monday night. A brief thunderstorm rolled through the Estevan area on Monday afternoon. But the race program started just a few minutes late. “The track was smooth. It got pretty slick there in the feature, but you could run the top, bottom in traffic or anywhere I needed.” Thornton said he loves the competition offered by the tour. He had a great start to
Tom Berry Jr. (11X) leads Joey Galloway (01) and the rest of the field in a qualifying heat Monday night’s program at the Estevan Motor Speedway.
Ricky Thornton Jr. (20) won the modified feature on Monday night. Here he is racing against Kale Peterson (96) and others in a qualifying heat. the tour in both divisions, but those great starts can be wiped out by missing the feature for a night. His focus for the tour remained on winning races, rather than trying to win the points titles in both division. A total of 53 modified
drivers and 21 stock car drivers were at the speedway Monday night. The stock cars all advanced to the A final, but due to the number of modified drivers, almost half of the entrants didn’t make the A feature. The winners of the six
modified qualifiers advanced directly to the feature, along wi th 10 other top finishers. The remaining 37 drivers had a second chance to advance through B mains, with six drivers from each of those two races moving on to the final race. There was one last op-
portunity to qualify through a last chance race, which was won by Estevan’s Ed Turnbull. There wasn’t a caution flag during the night until late in the last-chance qualifier. The next program at the speedway will be a doubleheader July 20 and 21.
Twins sweep double-header with Pirates The Southeast Performance Pump midget AAA Twins split their final four games of the season in Estevan, dropping two games to the Regina White Sox on Friday but responding with a pair of victories over the Lloydminster Pirates the next day. The Twins fell behind 7-0 in the fourth inning against the White Sox, but responded with three in the fourth and four in the fifth to tie the game, with Tyren
Dorrence’s grand slam home run accounting for the runs in the fifth. The White Sox tallied three times in the sixth and once in the seventh to pull away. Justin VanAchte’s tworun triple in the third was the other big offensive playfor the Twins. Boston Walker pitched five innings for the Twins and gave up seven runs. Rylan Erb pitched the other two frames and gave up four earned runs.
In the second game, the Twins dropped an 11-1 decision in five innings, with their lone run coming in the fourth inning. The White Sox scored four in the first, five in the fourth and two in the fifth; the game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule. Hudson Neuberger went 2-for-2 for the Twins, who had four hits in the game. Ty Nikolejsin gave up four earned runs in three innings, while Kaiden Lyons
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Jayke Smolinski, Nikolejsin and Krafchuk each had two runs batted in for the Twins, who managed nine hits in the game. Burke Lyons surrenred four runs, two of them unearned, in five innings of work. He also struck out six. Alex Kerr picked up the win in relief as he didn’t allow a base-runner in two innings. The strong pitching continued in the second game against the Pirates, as Thomas
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Bantam Voltz win bronze at provincials Estevan Lacrosse has attained another milestone: the first provincial medal in its history. The Power Dodge bantam Voltz teamed up with the Weyburn Threshers to win bronze at the provincial tournament in Saskatoon on July 7. They defeated the Saskatoon Beavers 9-8 in the bronze medal game. “It feels like we won the gold,” said coach Dion Wagstaff. The team was about half-and-half with Estevan and Weyburn kids. The joint entry opened with a 7-6 loss to the Prince Albert Smoke Jumpers, but recovered to win twice: 10-2 over the Saskatoon Thunder and 9-6 over Standing Buffalo. Then they lost 7-6 to the Swift Current Rampage. “ We moved the ball well and charged and pretty hard,” said Wagstaff. “We played solid defence and the goaltender really held us into the games, and gave us a chance and we capitalized on our chances.” The bronze medal game was a dogfight, he said, with the teams trading goals and trying to gain momentum. “We let them slide in and gave them a chance, but in the end our key guys stepped up, and our backend guys, guys that are really working and driving down low to open up some chances for us were really just playing their role,” said Wagstaff. “Ever ybody played their role well.” Wagstaff noted that before the medal round games, the southeast team watched a junior A game together, and watching those players, and the speed of the game really amplified how they played. “They brought that to the floor and really, really set out to what they needed to do. They were way faster than they were earlier in the tournament, and everything just got more amped up … and they just kept going and going and going.”
In the bronze medal game, the southeast team trailed 3-1 after the first period, but outscored the Beavers 5-1 in the second to lead 6-4. W hile the Beavers pulled within a goal several times in the third, they never mustered the tying goal. Nathan Wagstaff had four goals in the bronze medal game. Chase Foord and Samuel Borschowa eached scored twice. Zack McGillicky had the other goal. Nathan Wagstaff was named the tournament ’s most valuable player. A lot of the Weyburn players played with Estevan back before Weyburn started its association, so the Estevan players knew their Weyburn counterparts in advance. They fit in well, coach Wagstaff said, and they enjoyed playing with each other. The Estevan MNP midget Voltz also teamed up with the Weyburn Thureshers for their provincial tournament. They opened the tournament with a 6-3 win over the Swift Current Rampage, lost 11-0 to the Regina Attack, 7-2 to the Saskatoon Seals, and 7-5 to the Swift Current Rampage to finish 1-3. Coach Burt Blondeau noted they had 14 first-year players on the team; 11 of the newcomers to midget were from Estevan and three were from Weyburn. The remaining five players on the team were secondyear athletes. “Knowing that we were going against the best teams in the province, we knew it was going to be a tough weekend. I think we performed well,” said Blondeau. T h e m i d g e t Vo l t z played well defensively, as they changed their strategy and tried to play a zone defence. “I think that worked quite well for our young team,” said Blondeau.
The Estevan Power Dodge bantam Voltz and the Weyburn Threshers teamed up to win the bronze medal at provincials. Photo submitted But they could have used more offence, as they didn’t score enough in the weekend with just 13 goals in four games. Blondeau believes the Weyburn players fit in nicely. They only practised four times before provincials, and didn’t have everyone out for those sessions due to school and vacations. “I thought we gelled pretty well. Everybody got along, and everybody had a pretty good time. Everybody had a lot of fun.” The Estevan Regens Metals peewee Voltz went 1-3 at the tournament, dropping an 11-2 decision to the Swift Current Rampage, 12-9 to the Saskatoon Sharks and 11-3 to the Moose Jaw Mustangs, before recovering to beat the Saskatoon Blazers 12-7 in their final game.
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Blind tee shot Diana Murray tried golfing with a blindfold on during the Estevan Lions Club’s CNIB Golf Classic Thursday at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Course. Golfers were blindfolded for their tee shot on hole No. 1 during the tournament, which was a Texas scramble. They also had to putt while wearing a blindfold once during the tournament. Proceeds will be directed to CNIB.
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Creighton Lodge was a busy place in June Submitted by Shelly Veroba June was an amazing month at the lodge. We finall y felt like spring was here and summer was going to be allowed to officially begin on June
21, without Mother Nature trying to stop it. None of us enjoy the thunderstorms that have tagged along with the hot weather, but we are blessed to be in a strong, brick building during these storms. Our month began with
Police make counterfeit currency arrest
one of our favorite bands, The Freebies coming to entertain. They volunteer their time each month to ensure that we all get to listen to some great music. The Olsons, Gary Kincaid and the Szakac family also came to entertain. Gary Kincaid was a new one for us and he came as a surprise to Virginia Schopf, who celebrated her birthday on June 2. If you would like to join us when we have our music playing, please feel free to come to the lodge and enjoy the afternoon with us. We didn’t let our bodies rest for long in June. Monica Mackenzie came for a few Mondays to help get us limber. Sharon Dayman came on Wednesdays and Irene Tarnes finished up on a few Fridays. Some our ladies will need some time off for vacation in July and August and that is OK because we know they need to take care of themselves in order to be here for us the rest of the year. We love hearing about their adventures when they return. Some go camping, others a bit further and the stories give us a chance to reminisce about our family holidays that we all took. The melt ball ladies came out and completed their program as scheduled.
The melt balls really help with keeping our fingers limber. We recommend every one of all ages keep themselves active, it will help you in your senior years. Cocktail hour was on the 10th and the 24th of May. Norma Blackburn was able to pull it off on her own as both Melodye Pierson and Sharon Dayman were busy those dates. Everyone has busy lives, but we feel very fortunate when they are able to make time for us. On the 27th we had the Szakac family performing while we enjoyed our cocktails. We try not to do them both on the same day, but we also work around our groups to accommodate their busy schedules. We had the Faith Lutheran, Estevan Alliance, St. Paul’s United and the Living Hope Community churches provide us with our Sunday services in June. The St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church also provided a mass on the second Friday, which they do each month if anyone would like to attend. Communion ser vices were also provided by the Trinity Lutheran, the United and the Catholic Church. If anyone would like to join us for our Sunday services, please feel free to come to the lodge at 2:45 p.m.
An example of the counterfeit U.S. currency circulating Estevan. Photo submitted
The Estevan Police Service has made an arrest involving counterfeit currency. The EPS issued a warning on Friday regarding the counterfeit American money making its rounds. Businesses have been taking bogus $20 and $100 bills. These bills are colourized but have no reflective elements. If businesses have suspicious currency please call police or speak to a bank representative to verify if the currency is legitimate or counterfeit. Police took in a 23-year-old Estevan male into custody on Sunday in relation to the fake currency. He was held held for court the following day to answer to three counts of using counterfeit currency.
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Wednesdays brought us our weekly bingo game with Joan Wock and the therapy dogs arrived so we can all have a little comfort from Christina Wock and her beautiful dogs. Thank you ladies for taking the time to perk up our Wednesdays. We had a few outings in June. The Orpheum Theatre provided us with an entertaining afternoon on June 12. The movie The Poms was being featured on the big screen. We laughed at all the antics these senior ladies were up to. The ladies on screen fulfilled their dreams of becoming cheer leaders and had us discussing if there was room at Creighton Lodge for such a venture. You never know what we will decide to try next. We ate popcorn as we sat in the comfy seats, savored a few chocolate bars and washed it all down with a root beer. A huge thank you to Jocelyn Dougherty at the Orpheum Theater and her lovely mom for ensuring we had a great afternoon at the movies. We took our annual trip to the Bear Claw Casino on June 18. What a great day we all had. The scenery as we drove to the lake was just as we remembered it. The food was excellent and the staff accommodated
us in every way possible, and trust me, we had a lot of questions about all the different games. They were patient with us and made sure we all had a great time. We had the bells ringing for the majority of our time there and some of us were already planning our trip in the spring of 2020. We also honoured the men in our lodge on Father’s Day. We only have four men in the lodge (compared to the 43 women who reside here) so we like to spoil them. We brought out the beer and appetizers to host a fabulous party in their honour. We had four draws for the lovely succulent plants that we purchased from the hard working high school entrepreneurs. Fun was had by all who attended and I think our dads at the lodge know how special we think they are. We are looking forward to the summer months, we know they will fly by for most of you. Here at the lodge, we take the days one by one. We appreciate all the visitors who come to see us in the warm months as they travel on their holidays. We also love new musical volunteers, so if you are interested in hanging out with us, stop on by.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Jones tackled several projects while in Estevan
The Essence of Estevan tree was carved recently by Darren Jones.
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Joe & Gloria Lainton Come & Go Tea Saturday July 13, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Taylorton Room, Days Inn 1305 9th Street, Estevan, SK
Rick Malaryk, left, and Darren Jones flank the project that Jones worked on at Malaryk’s home on King Street.
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This tree pays tribute to sports in the Estevan area.
and foxes. Tiger lilies are depicted in the carving as well. The Souris River and the water tower also make an appearance. There is also a healing circle in honour of Indigenous people. The other tree, which recognizes sports in the community, includes a depiction of the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins mascot, Bruino the Bear, curling rocks and brooms, lacrosse sticks, a Saskatchewan Roughriders helmet, a football, a set of swimming goggles, a baseball bat, goaltender’s hockey pads and mask, and other markings. Jones arrived in Estevan on June 27 to begin work on the trees. He started by working on the industr y tribute tree, and then shifted to the sports tree. Once he was finished carving both, he applied urethane and was looking forward to having them finished on July 5. “The people here are wonderful. It’s been an … exciting challenge to actually accomplish this much carving in really nine days.” Jones reiterated previous statements about how much he enjoyed working with the wood. The trees weren’t the only ones that he completed while in Estevan. He also tackled a project for Rick Malaryk on a couple of poplar trees at Malaryk’s home on King Street. The first depicts a rose at the top with a mother bear and a bear cub at the bottom. It’s a meaningful carving for Malaryk, as his mother was named Rose, and she liked the flowers. “My aunt came over, and she said, ‘Rick, that’s so nice,’” recalled Malaryk. He decided to have Jones carve a sculpture out of the tree a couple of years ago when he started taking the tree down. The two met through Lester Hinzman, who first had the idea to have Jones create the Estevan Soldiers’ Tree. The shape of the tree fit well for the concept of a mother bear carrying the baby. Jones also began work on what they expect will be a portrait tree, which will incorporate Malaryk’s face. It was also good wood to work with, Jones said. With the location on King Street, Jones expects a lot of people will see it when passing by. “This is a really busy street. And everybody seems to be talking about this project when they come over to the other one (on Third Street). For more on the trees on Third Street, please visit www.estevanmercury.ca.
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is one that Jones christened The Essence of Estevan, because it recognizes industry, wildlife and scenery of the area. People will find an oil derrick, the two power stations, a grain elevator, and tributes to coal mining engraved. Nature can be seen, thanks to animals found in the Estevan area and in Saskatchewan, such as burrowing owls, pheasants
Darren Jones is pleased with how his newest tree sculptures in Estevan turned out. Jones used a chainsaw to carve a pair of 12-foot tree stumps in the 1200-block of Third Street; one was from a poplar tree and the other was from a Dutch elm. Those stumps were transformed into tributes to Estevan. The tree located further to the west on Third Street
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Estevan Bible Camp started its season By Ana Bykhovskaia email@example.com
The Estevan Bible Camp started the summer season off with a one-day camp for younger children on Monday. A day filled with adventures, crafts and interaction was a blast for the little ones, who weren’t sure if they were ready to spend a night away from home. And now, after enjoying activities the camp had for them, some may come back for longer camps that will be running throughout July. The Mercur y talked to the Estevan Bible Camp director Ladan MacKenzie about this year’s enrollment. It turned out that there weren’t too many openings left. “(The registration numbers) are up again this year … The first two camps are almost full,” said MacKenzie. The second camp started on Tuesday and will run until July 12. It is developed for the kids ages seven to nine. Participants will be involved in a number of outdoor activities like canoeing, wall-climbing, archery, water fights, some games, crafts and of course chapel, which,
As part of the one-day camp participants got their life jackets on and patiently waited for the camp leaders to get the canoes on the water. Photo by Anastasiia Bykhovskaia as MacKenzie put it, “is why we are here.” As of Monday, there was just one spot open for that camp. O ver the upcoming weekend, the Bible Camp will host a Family Fun Day. On July 13, everybody can come down to the Lamb’s Fo l d a t t h e Wo o d l a w n Regional Park and enjoy different activities offered throughout summer camps,
as well as a free barbecue lunch. And on July 14 the junior camp will start. It will last until July 19 and was developed for kids ages 10 to 12. Being a little bit longer this camp will offer a few more activities to participants. The camp season will come to an end with the teen camp on July 19-25. Pa r t i c i p a n t s i n t h e
camps will spend the entire time at the Bible Camp’s grounds, living in cabins, playing, learning and making new friends. Estevan Bible Camp has been serving the Estevan community for many years, and every time it seems that the young adventurers enjoy the activities offered as much as their predecessors. “You ask them and they seem to like them all (activi-
ties). The climbing is always popular. Most of them absolutely love canoeing,” said MacKenzie. Other activities also find their fans amongst the camp participants. A lot of older children are the repeats, and the younger ones are new, but as they age up to the next camp the staff gets to know them much better. “It ’s kind of cool to
watch them cycle through,” said MacKenzie. The camp leaders lead the kids in their activities ensuring their safety. A lot of them decided to work at the camp again after the previous positive experience, but some were new. “They’ve either come up through camp, or they worked for some of the local youth groups and we’ve got to know them. They’ve joined us for our staff training. We would go over how to handle everything and they’ve been doing a really good job so far,” said MacKenzie. The camp had to get more help this year since the number of participants was higher than before. “This is going to be the largest camp and the largest team in well over a decade,” said MacKenzie. And as years go by, it’s still always a pleasure for the staff to be involved with the camps. “We really enjoy seeing the kids come out and getting to know them. And I love working with this team,” said MacKenzie. The registration for camps is still open. People can either phone the camp or register online.
Dangerous driving with numerous passengers in his truck By Brian Zinchuk firstname.lastname@example.org
Blowing through a stop sign and coming to an abrupt halt in the opposite ditch netted Aiden R. Barr $1,980 in fines and one-year driving prohibition, as well as a 15-month suspended sentence with probation on Monday. According to a joint submission between the Crown and defence, on April 9, Barr was driving a truck with five friends as passengers in the Bienfait area.
Af ter 10 p.m., they dropped off one woman in town. He was heading southbound on a road when he failed to stop at a stop sign for Highway 18, which runs east-west. The truck hit the south-side ditch and came to a sudden stop, with the nose of the truck dug deep into the south bank. “It pretty much stopped,” said Crown prosecutor Mitch Crumley. Various estimates put the rate of speed between 40 to 70 kilometres per hour. Crumley
noted that the occupants had been wearing seatbelts, but were bruised and battered. Two needed additional medical attention. He said that Barr had followed one of the occupants away from the scene, and did not call emergency services. Two ended up going to hospital, but did not sustain permanent injuries. Barr also did not report the collision until the next day. The charges Barr pleaded guilty to included breach of an undertaking by consuming
alcohol, another breech by way of a breaking his curfew and dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm. There was also a charge of failing to stop, give his name and address, and offer assistance in an accident which resulted in the bodily harm of another person. Several other charges were stayed by the Crown. For those offences he was sentenced to a $1,500 fine, one-year driving prohibition and 15 months suspended sentence with probation. He must also take treatment counselling
for substance abuse as part of the sentence. The sentence included strict conditions that he not occupy the driver’s seat of a vehicle with any alcohol in his system, and police can demand breath samples without grounds. Additional ticket offences included having alcohol in a vehicle resulted in a fine of $300, and failure to obey a stop sign, which brought a $180 fine. The 18-year-old lives with his parents and previ-
ously worked as a swamper. He was supposed to start a new job later in the day, according to defence attorney Mike Weger. He added that Barr had the support of his parents. Weger added that Barr had significant financial consequences as a result of the collision, with the loss of the vehicle and SGI penalties. Judge Michelle Brass accepted the joint submission and its sentencing recommendation. She emphasized to Barr the zero tolerance conditions regarding alcohol.
Nearly three times the legal limit does not mean triple the fine By Brian Zinchuk email@example.com
With a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit, Crown prosecutor Mitch Crumley was calling for a fine for the convicted that would be three times the mandatory minimum. He didn’t get it. Nilesh Ashok Kusnale was sentenced on Monday for impaired driving charges stemming from Dec. 15, 2018. This was shortly before the application of new drunk driving laws in Canada, and thus the charges, and sentencing, were done under the old laws.
The trial where Kusnale was convicted took place in June, and sentencing arguments were made in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday. Kusnale was represented by lawyer Nicholas Robinson, who appeared by phone. Judge Michelle Brass read out a summary of evidence presented at trial, and referenced video taken from the police cruiser. It started with a police officer driving near the Days Inn around 7:30 p.m. when the officer observed a vehicle driving with four-way hazard lights on, swerving and breaking hard. The roads were slick at the time. When the officer pulled
Kusnale over, it took him a long time to put the vehicle into park, and he was observed to have slow motor skills. Kusnale told the officer he had had a couple of beer. He blew a fail on the roadside screening device and was taken into custody. Getting out of the cruiser, he nearly fell out. He initially blew .230, nearly three times the blood alcohol limit of .08, at 8:06 p.m. A second test, at 8:41 p.m., came in at .210. The disparity in timing was because he had burped, thus delaying the second test. Brass found him guilty of both counts, driving while
impaired, and doing so with a blood alcohol content in excess of .08. But since he could only be sentenced on one charge, she asked Crumley which was his preference. Crumley chose the .08 charge, which has been the typical choice in similar cases in Estevan court. This was a first offence for Kusnale. Crumley said the Crown would seek a significant fine, and pointed out it was very close to three times the legal limit. “You don’t see readings that high in court that often,” he said, suggesting a $3,000 fine, along with a one-year driving prohibition, would
be appropriate. Crumley said that Kusnale lacked comprehension of the danger he presented, as he had asked police at the time, “Please, let me go home.” Crumley also asserted that Kusnale demonstrated a lack of remorse, and implied that he did not have a viable defence. Robinson took issue with both of those points, saying that the court couldn’t base any conclusion on his remorse by taking the case to trial. “He is remorseful,” Robinson said. “I take issue with the comment there is no viable defence,” Robinson added.
He also took on the Crown’s suggestion of a $3,000 fine, and asked for a $1,300 fine instead. There was discussion that, under the old law, a blood alcohol content over .160 was considered aggravating. A f t e r b r i e f c on s i deration, Brass imposed a $1,500 fine, telling Kusnale, “You need to appreciate driving while impaired is not allowed here.” He was also handed a one-year driving prohibition. Robinson noted his client was unemployed due to losing his driver’s licence. Brass gave Kusnale six months to pay the fine.
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Charles Lawrence Henderson HENDERSON, Charles Lawrence, 77, of Griffin, Saskatchewan, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Weyburn General Hospital with family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Alice Henderson, and sister and brother-in-law Ada and Charles Morton. Charles will be lovingly remembered by his two brothers, two sisters, 11 nieces and nephews and other extended family members: Sherman Henderson; Lucille Henderson; Kenneth Henderson and family: Tracey (Rick) Bonneteau: Melissa (Charles) Gilbert and children Jordyn, Elizabeth, James; Shawn Lamouroux and daughter Danica; Colin Cameron (Keddie); Trevor Henderson; Ruth (Lorne) Harman and family: Melissa (Ken) Racette and children Orianna, Amaya, and Jakob; Larry (Kristal) and children Charles, Jeremy and Rory; Alison Harman (Kevin Smith); Laura (Ryan) McMillan. Ada and Charles Morton’s family: Stewart (Brenda) Morton and son Trace; Peter Morton; Barry Morton and children Shalana (Brent) Frayne; Mischa (Pavlova) Morton; Rhonda (Steve) Hope and son Rhys; Doug Morton. Charles was the second oldest of six children. He was born in Regina, and grew up on the family farm at Griffin where he resided at the time of his death along with his beloved brother Sherman. Charles had numerous health problems in his later years and was well cared for by his brother Sherman. Charles taught school in Hodgeville, Foam Lake and Weyburn after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan. He left teaching to obtain a business degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He spent many years as a property owner/manager in Weyburn. Despite his declining health, Charles, remained active in his business affairs with the help of Sherman. Charles was a member of the Weyburn Church of Christ and Silver Heights Bible Church. He was an intelligent man who liked the challenge of games like bridge, scrabble, crosswords, and suduko. In his younger years he like to hunt and fish, travelled through Europe for a year and even rode a bicycle across Canada. He will be missed by his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Silver Heights Bible Church, Weyburn. Internment will be at a later date in the family plot at Griffin. Fletcher Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Donations in his memory can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada Saskatchewan Branch at 1-2217 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306-84205432 Mary "Myrtle" Oneszuk 1928 - 2019 Mary “Myrtle” Oneszuk passed away peacefully on June 26, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Long Term Care, Estevan, SK at the age of 91 years. Mary was born to Mike and Francis Oneszuk on May 12, 1928 in Bienfait, Saskatchewan. Mary’s memory will be forever cherished by her children, Margaret (Garth) Drader, Lori Naka (Carl Henneberg). Myrtle will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Shawna (Jason) Vaandrager, Dustin (Heidi) Drader, Devin (Sherry) Drader, Kiya (Cam) Naka and Kody Naka; great grandchildren, Tyrell, Jessena Vaandrager, Dominic, Dylan Drader, Marayah, Luci-Ann, Charlie Drader, and Jack Jarvis; son in law Kingo Naka; sister Helen Jacobson; nieces, Valerie, Shelley, Darla (Roger) LaRochelle and Dione (Gerry) Aquin; great nephews/nieces, Ryan, Dylan LaRochelle and J’Lynn, Jarred and Hailey Aquin. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Michael Oneszuk and Frances Oneszuk (nee Lencysen); infant sister Victoria; husband Jaroslaw Krupka and brother in law Allan Jacobson. The private family interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation (Long Term Care), 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0H3, in memory of Myrtle. Yvonne Clark at Hall Funeral Services, Estevan is assisting Myrtle’s family.
Alarms and a child stuck in a swing kept firefighters busy Estevan Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) crews stayed quite busy with residential and commercial fire alarms, as well as other calls since the last days of June and into July. On June 30 crews were dispatched to Churchill Park to assist with a child stuck in a swing. They quickly and safely removed a child from the swing, no injuries happened. On July 3 at about 10:30 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a commercial fire alarm in the south part of the city for a burning smell in the building. Crews arrived, investigated and fortunately nothing was found. Later that day at about 4:30 p.m., the fire hall received another call. It was a residential fire alarm in the central area of Estevan. Upon arrival, firefighters found that it as cooking related so it was deemed a false alarm. “And the morning of July 6 we were called to a commercial fire alarm at an apartment complex on the east side of the
city. That was about 3:30 in the morning. The crews arrived and we did a full sweep of the building, and again nothing was found, so deemed that a false alarm,” said Deputy Fire Chief Rick Davies. The busy long weekend for the EFRS started on June 28 when they called out to Lampman to assist the local fire department, supplying their hazmat equipment and rescue truck. On June 29, the crews were dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at a building at the central area of the city, which turned out to be a problem with the detection system. Later on that day they also received a commercial
fire alarm at another building in the north part of the city, which again was deemed an issue with the detection. Due to the long weekend, the regular 1001 volunteer firefighter training was cancelled. “ We had those guys running pretty steady, so we decided to give them a break after the long weekend,” said Davies. On the PR side, the EFRS brought their truck down to Bienfait to participate in the Canada Day Parade on July 1. And on July 6, they also attended a community event at one of the Estevan restaurants, where a crew of firefighters volunteered to sit in a dunk tank.
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Hot? Get an ice tea and support the kids Craving a snack or a cup of ice-cold tea? Emily Wasacase, right, and Neveah Tierney have you covered. On Monday afternoon they were spotted at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Seventh Street. Young entrepreneurs were offering a variety of munchies, including cookies, sour candies, chips and more, to Estevan residents and city guests. Wasacase and Tierney are saving for a coming up Regina trip, so they are working hard to be able to get the most out of it. They try to bring out their bright umbrellas and snack table out at least once a week, which definitely helps others to make it through hot July days. Photo by Anastasiia Bukhovskaia
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