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This curious squirrel came down to inspect the damage from a storm that passed through the Estevan area last Wednesday night. The storm, which brought high winds and heavy rains to the city, was the first in a series of severe weather systems to hit the city in the past week. Photo by Chad Saxon.

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City will move ahead with curbside recycling, garbage Estevan City Council has decided to bite the bullet and will move forward with a curbside recycling and garbage program. In a decision that is likely to create a great deal of controversy, council voted Monday night to adopt the change in garbage pickup along with the new recycling program. Regens Disposal of Estevan was the lone company to submit a tender to the City, and the two sides have an agreement in principle. In regards to the recycling program, Mayor Roy Ludwig said the City would like to spend the next couple of months working out any “kinks” such as confirming areas of the City where curbside pickup would not be feasible. Once that is dialed in, he expects they would begin rolling the program out with the Pleasantdale area likely first up. “We have front yard pickup there anyways so perhaps we would like to look at recycling there for the first few months and once we get that behind us it will slowly evolve throughout the City,” Ludwig said. “We have to work out the issues where we cannot do front (pickup) because

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would like to work through the front.” As for the switch in garbage service, Ludwig said the City plans to give residents notice of the decision before moving the cans curbside. “We would like to give fair notice so we would probably like to see towards the end of July so we have a few weeks notice,” he said. “We’ll start moving where we can, where it makes sense and where it will work in the front and then ironing out where we can’t do the front and what we’ll do there. “Usually if it’s a block where we have issues it will have to be the block, we can’t go house by house so where we have issues on a given block it may have to be identified as back alley.” Garbage pickup, and to a lesser extent, recycling has been the most divisive issue in the City since council elected to go with an automated program in 2008.When it was first introduced, the plan called for all garbage to be collected in front of homes. However, the backlash was so extreme that council attempted to quell the City ⇢ A2

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The hits just keep on coming for Estevan’s rental market. According to the recent report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Energy City’s vacancy rate is 0.0 per cent. The report also says that Estevan has the highest average rental prices in Saskatchewan by well over $100. Although not unexpected, the news was the latest blow to anyone looking to rent a place in Estevan. It

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also remains a major source of concern for City officials who have been working with the provincial government to increase the stock of affordable rental accommodations in Estevan. “That is one of our biggest tasks ahead of us,” said Mayor Roy Ludwig when asked about the CMHC report. “We are having meetings with the (Canadian) Builders Association and with local stakeholders and are tossing ideas out and working those through. But

at the end of the day it is going to take money to solve our issues. We are looking to the province, to working with them; with private developers to get some suitable accommodations in place.” Ludwig said the City met with officials from the provincial government last week and both sides are continuing to search for solutions. He said they are looking at ideas and programs, which were successful in other centres but admitted that a true solution

the ground. We may have to think outside the parameters that we are using right now because we really want to be successful in this area.” Ludwig said one of the City’s biggest concerns remains the lack of affordable housing. According to the report, the shortage of available accommodations has led to a spike in rent prices with bachelor suites and suites with three or more rooms taking the biggest jump. Estevan ⇢ A2

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St. Joseph’s employee fired for privacy breach

A St. Joseph’s Hospital employee has been fired after a routine audit showed the records of seven people were improperly accessed. St. Joseph’s executive director Greg Hoffort made the announcement through a press release Friday, noting that in the interest of transparency and public trust, they were disclosing the information. Hoffort said an audit of the hospital’s Pharmaceutical Information Program found that an employee had accessed the records of seven individuals, which is a violation of the Health Information Protection Act. Upon the discovery of the breach, the employee was suspended immediately and then fired after an investigation. “We do have some procedures in place to make sure this doesn’t happen but if in fact it does, we do everything we can to catch it and deal with it,” said Hoffort, who added that an audit of the pharmaceutical records is carried out once a month. “An unfortunate situation did happen with a staff member, a regular audit discovered it, and it was immediately dealt with the moment it was discovered.” Hoffort, who noted the breach was discovered earlier this month, said the pharmaceutical program is a record of prescription medications that have been filled at community pharmacies in the province. All hospital staff are required to pledge to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of patient information and the audits are carried out to ensure no breaches have occurred. St. Joe’s has also filed a report with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and has been acting under their guidance. The hospital has also contacted the seven people whose records were accessed and issued an apology to them. Hoffort called the situation unfortunate and said if there were a silver lining it’s that the auditing system worked and the person was caught. “We are fortunate that the management team that was doing the audits had the process in place to discover (the breach),” he said. “If there are any positives to take from it, it is that we do have processes in place that can catch it when it happens.”

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City pledges to work with residents ⇠ A1 controversy by continuing with back alley pickup in applicable areas of Estevan. Although many remained unhappy with the decision, the furor eventually died down and the new system became somewhat popular with most residents. That period of calm will likely come to an end, as there has been vocal opposition to curbside garbage pickup. At a recent public meeting on garbage and recycling, those in attendance said they were in favour of recycling provided it was back alley pickup. When it came to garbage, the crowd was nearly unanimous in their disapproval of curbside collection. “We are hopeful that our community will work with us and work with Regens to make this happen,” Ludwig said when asked if he expects there to be a backlash. “Change did not come easy with the garbage but we worked through that. We are not saying this is going to work perfectly, of course it won’t, there is going to be some issues that will have to be dealt with moving forward. But once we get the garbage issues straightened out, then we will move into recycling within a few months hopefully. Council does feel that recycling is advantageous, it will save our landfill and it is what most communities are doing. It’s just the right thing to do environmentally.” Ludwig added there is also a significant cost savings with having both recycling and garbage collected in front of homes.

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“They are giving us a cheaper price to go all front because it is going to be better for their equipment.” According to the report presented Monday by city manager Jim Puffalt, the bi-weekly curbside recycling program will see the new bins picked up once every two weeks at a cost of $5 per home. The fee will be reviewed when the province provides more details on their multi-material recycling program, which is expected to help communities cover some of their costs. Puffalt also recommended a one-year trial period of weekly curbside waste collection beginning on Sept. 30 at a cost of $5.35 per month. If the City had gone with the status quo regarding garbage collection it would have cost $7.35 a month. Although Ludwig described the one year as more of a phase-in period, Puffalt’s report called for a report to be completed after the one year trial and presented to the community in 2014. The report also addressed back alley maintenance, which has been a concern for residents who fear the City would no longer maintain alleys if the garbage cans were moved. The recommendation was that back alley maintenance and snow removal continue with an anticipated enhanced level of maintenance due to the removal of waste carts and waste collection trucks. The report also recommended that the recycling depot on Sixth Street remain in operation for commercial purposes and that the $5 rebate from the sale of materials be used to subsidize the cost of the depot as well as the cost of administration of the waste and recycling program. The recommendations were all passed unanimously.

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from $1,062 to $1,283. One bedroom suites went from $918 to $965 while two bedroom suites increased to $1,143 from $1,104 in 2012. Estevan’s overall average of $1,068 was the runaway leader in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon was the next closest at $932 while Lloydminster was $929. Despite having low vacancy, rent is significantly cheaper in Weyburn with an average of just $782. “(Affordable housing) is definitely what we need right now,” Ludwig said. Based on figures collected in April, the report lists the vacancy rate in all four categories they chart — bachelor, one, two and three bedrooms — at zero per cent. That is down from April of 2012 when the rate was one per cent. The lack of rental space was also evident in other communities where oil is a major part of the local economy. In Weyburn, the vacancy rate was 1.1 per cent while in Lloydminster it was also just over one per cent. Regina was also among the lowest in the province at 1.9 per cent. Swift Current had the highest vacancy rate in the province at 8.7 per cent while Prince Albert and North Battleford were second and third respectively.


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Family “disgusted” by ERNH report The family whose complaints led to an investigation into the Estevan Regional Nursing Home say they are disgusted by the final report into the matter. In an interview with The Mercury on June 20, family spokeswoman Maggie Dupuis said the document they received from the Sun Country Health Region had all recommendations made by the independent third party investigator redacted from it. As well, she felt the remainder of the report focused on smaller matters and did not look at the bigger issues they have been trying to raise with Sun Country. “The recommendations, which were the main reason for the investigation, have all been blacked out,” Dupuis said. “There’s no accountability. We have no idea of the recommendations and if they are going to follow through on them.” The investigation into ERNH began last year after a frustrated Dupuis approached The Mercury to raise concerns about the treatment of her mother, Mary Mack. Dupuis said she had documented a number of cases of neglect and possible abuse, and after failing to see any action from Sun Country, went public with her mother’s story. Shortly after the article appeared in the June 6, 2012 issue of The Mercury, Sun Country CEO Marga Cugnet said they were taking the allegations seriously and would hire an independent third party investigator to carry out the review. The investigation was completed earlier this year and a final report was presented to Sun Country in the spring. Although she regretted the investigation took so long to complete, Cugnet said she was relieved to learn the report confirmed that abuse was not identified at the nursing home, which is owned and operated by the health region. The Mack family recently received their own copy of the report but was angered to find the recommendations were redacted. Dupuis said they also remain frustrated about what she described as a lack of communication between them and Sun Country management. While fighting back tears, Dupuis said the matter continues to cause great stress for her and other family members. Asked if she is happy that they came forward, Dupuis said there have been times where she questioned the decision but had no choice but to act. “If I had to do it all over again … the stress of it and all and everything, I don’t know. We had nowhere else to go,” said Dupuis who added the support the family has received from the public has helped them get through their lowest points. “Thank God we have had a lot more positive reaction from the public and people but there are days we want to just give up. We are trying to fight the system, they are not being held accountable … where do we go? “We are banging our heads against the wall. But all of a sudden out of the blue someone will message with encouragement or there’s flowers sent or just on the second night of the fair someone approached me and said ‘do not give up, you do not realize how much public support you have.’ But there are days where this is exhausting and they just keep saying don’t give up because people need to know the truth of what goes on in there.” Asked if the family feels they are back to square one after reading the report, Dupuis said no because they have been able to build a much better relationship with many of the staff members at ERNH. After the initial allegations were made public, Dupuis said there was a definite rift with staff at the facility. However in recent weeks they have spoken to some of the employees and made it clear they feel the majority of them do an excellent job, but a small group of three to four workers are giving them all a bad reputation. In those conversations, Dupuis sensed the majority of staff is also frustrated, both with

management and that a small group of co-workers continue to cause issues. She added the staff says management went out of their way to pit employees against the Mack family. “They really stressed how sorry they are (for having hard feelings towards the family). We said ‘if the shoe was on the other foot we would have hard feelings too because (management) lumped you in one big group.’ They couldn’t apologize enough. They had kind of figured they weren’t getting told the whole story.” Dupuis’ claims were supported by e-mail conversations the family has had with employees over the past couple of weeks. “They painted your family black and we believed it hook, line and sinker,” said the employee, who allowed The Mercury to print the e-mails on the condition of anonymity. “I am embarrassed, upset and very angry that I wasted a year believing them. I do know that many others feel the way I do.” The e-mails went on to paint a very clear picture of the level of frustration the majority of employees are feeling at ERNH. It’s noted that a group of four employees is responsible for most of the issues and staff feels management are not properly dealing with them. Dupuis said one of the four is the same employee that her family has had concerns about and eventually had removed from caring for her mother. It was mentioned in the e-mails the same employee had a harassment complaint filed against them by a co-worker. The employee also feels the investigation and final report was a “sham,” claiming that many of those interviewed by the investigator were “handpicked” by management. Dupuis said after speaking with a few of the employees, she now feels they are also fighting for them as well as the rights of her mother. “One hundred per cent. They don’t want to be clumped together with these four people. When you look back to the very first article, I said 98 per cent of the staff is terrific and there is a handful of rotten apples,” she said. “(Management) does not want to deal with specific people so they just clump them all together and (those causing issues) are not dealt with. “If this would have been dealt with right off the bat it would be over.” Dupuis said since she first raised alarm bells in 2012, the quality of care her mother receives has been better but she said some concerns remain. Most notably, she found a number of bruises on her mother’s arm that staff were not able to explain. Furthermore, Dupuis claimed the bruises were not documented on her mother’s chart until after she raised the matter. Although she acknowledged the bruises could have happened very innocently, the family can’t help but worry when no one is able to provide any information to them. She cited another example where her mother’s legs were bruised by accident, the whole matter was properly documented and explained and that was the end of the conversation. “I never had any concern.” Despite the ongoing frustrations Dupuis and other family members have endured, she vowed to keep battling for what they feel is right. The Estevan Police Service also conducted their own investigation into the allegations raised by the Mack family. Sgt. Jerry Michalski of the EPS carried out the investigation and although there has not been a formal announcement from the department, Dupuis said she understands that no charges will be filed.

Province to twin Highway 39 from Estevan to Bienfait It’s not quite what groups in the city have been asking for, but the provincial government has announced a section of Highway 39 will be twinned. The province issued a press release Monday morning announcing that pre-construction work has begun on twinning Highway 39 from Estevan to Bienfait. Along with the section of Highway 39, the province is also twinning 26 kilometres of Highway 16 from Saskatoon to Clavet and 24 kilometres of Highway 7 from Saskatoon to Delisle. “We’re moving forward on pre-construction work for twinning specific sections of highways that are handling high traffic volumes that are forecasted to become even busier as Saskatchewan continues to grow,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said in the release. “These highways have been selected based on criteria that takes into account not only traffic volumes but also safety, which remains our highest priority.” Highway 39 has been a somewhat controversial topic in the southeast, as many have raised alarm bells about the increased traffic and corresponding increase in accidents. A number of individuals and groups such as the Time to Twin committee from

Estevan have pressed the government to twin the highway from the North Portal border crossing all the way to Regina. However, the province has been steadfast in its stance that the volume of traffic on much of Highway 39 did not meet their threshold for twinning. But in a recent letter to the editor McMorris said the Estevan to Bienfait section — with 6,690 vehicles per day — did meet the criteria. The release said the planning work for Highway 39 will begin this summer, adding the work must be done now as it takes two or more years to complete. Negotiations with landowners in the area are expected to start after the design is completed and the right of way requirements are known. “We’re being proactive by completing environmental assessments, designing twinning lanes, and purchasing land,” McMorris said. “This is all part of highway planning work that needs to be completed prior to any construction starting.” The release noted that the government does not have a timeline in place for construction to begin.

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Public school board trustees get optimistic news A variety of reports and presentations greeted the trustees of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division trustees when they met June 20 for a general business session. A delegation of four from the Town of Ogema provided some updated information regarding civic and educational progress in their community. Mayor Wayne Myren, school principal Michael Bruins and school community council members Jessica Deringer and Brenda Mazer told the trustees that Ogema’s fortunes had taken a definite upward turn over the past year and a half with the arrival of new industry

and new tourism concepts that included a passenger train running a route on a short line that attracted 3,500 travellers last year and an expected 7,000 visitors this year since it will be the first full-year of operations for the local tourism group. Myren pointed out that the population of the small town had risen to above 400 now with a local industry taking root, which has led to a number of immigrant employees who have filled out a roster of 21 people taking English as Another Language (EAL) courses. Deringer noted the school’s enrolment had gone from 58 to 116 with another 25 youngsters registered

More doctors practising in with SIPPA Saskatchewan residents have better access to physician care, thanks to 14 more doctors who are now practising in Saskatchewan. These doctors, who entered the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment in January, recently passed all of the program’s requirements and are now practising in communities throughout the province. Since 2011 Estevan has had four doctors go through the SIPPA program and begin work in the city. “We continue to recruit our own medical graduates from Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine, but we appreciate and rely on physicians from outside our own borders,” Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health Randy Weekes said. “I’m very pleased these internationally trained doctors have passed their assessment and are now providing care to Saskatchewan residents, further stabilizing the physician workforce throughout the province.” In addition to the new doctors from the January SIPPA program who are

now practising medicine, the May SIPPA intake is completely full. Each intake allows 30 international medical graduates to apply to the program. A total of 25 of these IMGs are from Canada; four from South Africa, and one from India. Many of the candidates were trained in countries like Egypt, Nigeria, the Philippines and Iran. While all of them were successful at obtaining a seat in SIPPA, they still have to successfully complete the program over the next few months. If successful they will move forward to the Clinical Field Assessment phase of the program in ten health regions around the province. “This is certainly encouraging. Not only is word getting out about SIPPA within Canada, it is spreading world-wide as we see more and more SIPPA candidates who were trained in a variety of countries coming to Saskatchewan in an effort to make it their home and practice medicine,” said Ed Mantler, saskdocs CEO. “It is good to see that many of them come from within Canada because saskdocs has been working

hard at reaching doctors within Canada to tell them about the many opportunities that await them here.” Mantler added that keeping Saskatchewan medical graduates continue to be a high priority. “Even if we were 100 per cent successful at retaining every University of Saskatchewan (U of S) medical graduate, we would still have to recruit out-of-province, the demand is that great,” said Mantler. Pivotal to the success of the SIPPA program is the work of its administrator, Continuing Professional Learning at the U of S College of Medicine. “SIPPA is a made-inSaskatchewan solution, and it is working. We are delighted by the success of our candidates in their clinical field assessments. We will continue to work in partnership with saskdocs and our provincial government to ensure continued success for SIPPA and the IMGs who now have the opportunity to live and work in Saskatchewan” said Dr. Penny Davis, Medical Director of SIPPA for the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

SIPPA expanded last year to assess doctors from all countries as long as they meet the assessment criteria. Since its inception in 2011, 68 more doctors have passed the assessment and are now practising medicine in Saskatchewan. saskdocs continues to recruit physicians to the province in collaboration with the health regions through: direct recruitment initiatives; establishing relationships with medical students and residents; advertising locally, nationally and internationally; and, attending career fairs at home and out of province. Family physician IMGs seeking more information on SIPPA and the opportunities that are currently available are encouraged to contact saskdocs at info@saskdocs.ca or call toll-free (in North America) 1-888-415-3627 or 306-933-5000.

for day-care facilities in the building. “It may not sound impressive for cities, but Ogema has had four new houses built last year and four more are being built this year and another four are in the planning stage,” said Myren. “We’ve added a new fertilizer plant, a new welding shop and a pasta wholesale operation along with a catering service and an agricultural supply store.” The mayor said the immigrant population appears to be settling in well within the community with just a few families shuttling out and a few new ones coming in. He noted Chinese interests have purchased some nearby properties, as have some investors from the Philippines. “We’ve had a $2 million upgrade on our water system, developed a nine-lot cul de sac and put $1.1 million into our Heritage Hall and $1 million toward a new curling rink along with a five-year plan for a community swimming pool. We’ve hired a new economic development officer and built a new website,” Myren said. “It’s been a good year for us with growth and excitement.” Deringer noted that the SCC lost one member last year, but three people joined up and there were no negative issues to address from the school front, and space at the school was being totally utilized and they hoped for an early-education program. She laughed and said the only thing that became a concern was with a local school newsletter that asked for volunteer parents to bring “loaves, finger food or squares,” to a school event. “Some of our immigrant parents were really puzzled with that … they weren’t sure what we were asking from them,” she said. Bruins added that local educational issues included improvement in math results and student engagement and their recent Math Night exceeded any expectations. He pointed out there are currently 25 people serving on a local community board. In other school division reports, the First Nations/ Metis advisory council noted that the extension of their mandate that began in 2010 has been welcomed. It now goes to 2016. The committee met four times in the past academic year and while there were still challenges in meeting expectations, there was progress being made now that differences in priorities between the school division and the bands have been sorted out. A memorandum of understanding between on-reserve schools and off-reserve schools is pending through the advisory council. Workplace transition training plans are on hold, but promising, said council member Carol Flynn. “There is some trust building up here, the relationship is coming along,” said trustee Janet Foord.

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Idol winners show passion to sing

It’s more than karaoke. The 2013 Estevan Idol competition produced contestants that not only projected their pipes but also demonstrated a flair for showmanship. For three nights, from June 17 to 19, the Civic Auditorium played host to the competition, allowing Estevan Fairgoers some respite from the screams coming from the rides. The sounds were a little sweeter inside the Aud. The senior competition started on June 17, with the junior competition held the following evening. The final night saw the final four in each category, before being reduced to three in each for the final songs. Senior contest winner Jacqueline Peeace evoked the classic passions of Nina Simone and Elton John during her two performances last Wednesday. First belting out Simone’s jazz hit Feeling Good, Peeace wowed the judges and the crowd with her stage presence and vocal range. That cover catapulted her into the three-person final, where she belted out Elton John’s Your Song, which was inspired by the rendition featured in Moulin Rouge. Peeace said she chose the songs because of how they showed off her vocal range, while also being pieces she really loves. “Definitely, Nina Simone, I love that song. It shows off my voice. The Elton John one, the Moulin Rouge edition is my favourite musical, so I had to do that,” said Peeace.

She is a former junior Idol champion, winning the title in 2010. This is her first time back at Idol since then. She hasn’t stopped singing, however. “For United Way every year, and the talent show at school. Then the musical at the Estevan Comprehensive School,” she said, noting she played the lead. “That was pretty cool.” All that experience has done little to silence any nervous energy she feels prior to performing. Though she appeared calm and confident on the outside, it was a much different story inside her own head. “Before I got on I was shaking. Oh my goodness, I was so nervous. I guess I act confident,” she said with a smile when asked about her calm appearance on stage. Senior Idol runner-up Jason Seol had some technical difficulties during the Idol’s first night on Monday, but eventually performed Gangum Style in his native Korean language. For the finals however, he belted out a pair of highpitched metal-infused performances, including a lively rendition of Overnight Sensation by Firehouse, hitting the high notes with conviction. Peeace was very impressed with her counterparts Seol and Stephanie Munro who earned third place. “I did not know how it was going to go. I am so thrilled. I couldn’t believe it when they said I was first,”

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said Peeace. The junior Idol title was captured by Keisha Grulich, an 11-year-old Estevan girl who has performed at the annual competition for three years. On the final night she performed songs by Adele and Miley Cyrus. “I like to pick something that can challenge me a little bit, so I don’t want to pick something that’s going to be easy,” said Keisha. The competition included Adrianna Raynard, who placed second, Sadie Bjorndalen earning third, and Hayley Greening who finished in fourth place. Keisha said over the years of performing at Idol, she has learned she just needs to keep singing and she will improve year over year. She said she isn’t sure when she started singing, but she was definitely very young. “I’ve just always been singing,” she said. After three years at Idol she is beginning to put her stage fright behind her. “I was a little nervous, but I just like to go up to have fun and sing.” She said she was unsure of what the judges would think, but she is going to take the feedback in stride and work on some of the recommendations they made. “Singing is just my passion. It makes me feel like the happiest person ever,” added Keisha, who said she would like to perform next year as well.

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Decision was long overdue At long last, Estevan is taking a leap aboard the recycling train. After years of makeshift programs and false starts, the members of city council passed a motion Monday night to create a full-scale recycling program. The long awaited program will eventually see each residence in the city receive a recycling bin in which residents will be able to place materials such as paper and pop cans. It’s about time. The fact that Estevan has gone this long without a multi-material recycling program is something of an embarrassment. A number of communities, smaller and larger than Estevan, have enjoyed recycling programs for a number of years and many of them have been very successful. The details on how exactly the program will come together are expected in the near future but it was announced Monday that residents will place the bins in front of their homes bi-weekly for collection. The City said it will make concessions for areas of the city in which curbside recycling is not feasible. There will likely be some residents who are not pleased with the decision to go with curbside pickup. At a recent meeting, the majority of those in attendance were all for recycling but did not favour curbside collection. Despite the expected complaints council still voted to move forward and deserve credit for the decision. This is one of those greater good moments and clearly they saw that. However, it is likely that any positive vibes created by the recycling program will be swallowed up by council’s decision to move garbage pickup from the back alley to the front of homes. This will undoubtedly be a very unpopular decision with many in Estevan. For many reasons, some valid and some not, the idea of curbside waste collection has been the most polarizing issue to hit our city in years. It seems weird to say it, but nothing gets people around here more fired up than where to put their garbage can. If the reaction is anything like what happened in 2008 when the automated system was first put in use, things are likely to get very interesting over the next few weeks. The hope here is that no matter what side of the matter a person comes down on, things don’t get quite as goofy as they did in 2008. The level of rhetoric and animosity was shocking and really did nothing more than make all involved look petty and foolish. As we found with the change to an automated system, the world didn’t stop turning and society didn’t crumble. In fact, the majority of residents now seem to enjoy the change. The City has pledged to work with residents to determine what areas of the City cannot have curbside collection. If they do in fact live up to their word, then residents should give curbside pickup a chance. Much like the last time this issue came up, they may be pleasantly surprised.

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

Wall’s tough and precarious Tory ties Premier Brad Wall has recently been caught in a precarious game of when to be supportive of the federal Conservatives. Of course, Wall and his Saskatchewan Party followers have no official ties to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives that make such support a given. That’s an advantage for a couple of reasons. First, as student of political history, Wall would know that Saskatchewan provincial parties tied directly to the federal government generally pay the price. Ross Thatcher, for example, could never shake the Pierre Trudeau Liberal connection. Second, while Wall and the Sask. Party are conservative in style, their success has had a lot to do with distancing themselves from the Conservative brand in Saskatchewan that has been defined by the debt and corruption of SaskatchSERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

One season ends, another begins It’s the start of a new Canadian Football League season. Thank goodness the NHL finally wrapped up. I was afraid they’d be fighting for Lord Stanley’s cereal bowl right up to the start of their fall try-out camps. Their off-season will now be next Tuesday. And yes, I’m pumped about the new CFL season. Hope springs eternal for the Roughriders. We just know Geroy Simon gets to catch a ball in a game sometime before the end of September so we can put an end to all this fuss. Next season the Ottawa RedBlacks begin play. Yep, you read it right. RedBlacks. Only in Ottawa you say? I wonder what their team colours will be? They’ll immediately form a natural rivalry when they travel cross province to take on the BeigeBrownYellows and the BlueLightBlues who are sometimes affectionately referred to as the DoubleBlue. They cross over to Manitoba to take on the DeepBlues and will then swing west to meet the GreenWhites, GreenGolds, RedWhites and OrangeWhites. Even Ottawa’s hockey team now has to struggle with a name. I mean who wants to be associated with an Ottawa Senator? It might help if they adapted a new team slogan or mission statement they could roll out to the masses. “We’re the Senators who actually try.” Or perhaps “We’re the

Norm Park All Things Considered Senators you’re not ashamed of.” Of course that second one could come back to slap them in the face if they play hockey like Mike Duffy and fight like Brazeau. Speaking of misplaced money, we’re learning something about how name recognition turns into money. Fame = $. Everyone in Hollywood knows that. In Canada, Justin Trudeau could ask $20,000 for an appearance fee because he’s handsome and carries a recognizable name by coincidence. Jacques Demers, who happens to be one of those Senators who should be embarrassed, gets $5,500 to $6,500 for his appearances. Demers, a former NHL coach tells the stories about being illiterate yet still succeeding. Although he took a big step down when he left hockey for the Red Chamber of Shame. On the home front, former Roughrider Gene Makowsky might pick up $1,700 to $2,000 to make an appearance at your event, but then he’s an MLA and apparently he has to give that money back because he already gets money for being an MLA. Demers and Trudeau are also giving money back after it was pointed out to them that, they too, already earned a salary for showing up.

ewan’s 1980s Progressive Conservatives. As Wall often reminds us, his Sask. Party is a coalition of Liberals, Reformers and old Progressive Conservatives. It is for that reason that Wall has always kept a somewhat safe distance from the federal Conservatives. That said, Wall also needs the help and support from the Conservative federal government. And in today’s modern Saskatchewan, there is also a need to somewhat keep harmony in the conservative family; after all, a lot of people in Saskatchewan support both the Sask. Party and the federal Conservatives. But just when to be supportive of the Harper government has become an increasingly precarious thing. For example, Wall’s recent pronouncement that the Senate is beyond repair and the time has come to abolish it was a popular one that people of all political stripes can get behind. But it was a severe body blow to Harper and the Conservatives who — notwithstanding the shenanigans of a few Liberal Senators — now own the Senate mess. It was Harper who appointed Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and even Pamela Wallin who have been at the eye of the Senate firestorm over whether or not they misused their housing or travel allowances. It was Harper’s own former chief of staff Nigel Wright who stroked the $90,000 cheque Duffy used to pay back his wrongly claimed housing expenses. And it is now Harper’s Conservatives that are plummeting in the polls as a result of all this. So when Wall started to sound more like Thomas Mulcair and the federal NDP by joining the chorus of those wanting to abolish the Senate, it likely didn’t sit well with

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On to Topic No. 3. I am saddened about the news that the 112-year-old experimental tree farm, formerly operated by the federal PFRA program, is closing shop this year. It really wasn’t a project whose time had come and gone. It was still relevant, just not to the federal government. It might be saved in some abbreviated form, but I’m betting it won’t be as grand. Because we had relations in Indian Head for many years, I can recall several great afternoons spent in that man-made forest. It was a treat to be able to wander among the various tree species. The manager’s home was a special place, surrounded by flowers and those trees. The fragrant mixtures of trees and flowers (we kids called them good smells) were unforgettable. The manager himself we likened to Santa because he was so happy and welcoming. Everything smelled and looked great and those trees and saplings were a sight to behold. Oh well, as Joni Mitchell pointed out so succinctly, “pave paradise, put up a parking lot.” It’s kinda sad when we allow our politician employees to make stupid decisions and get away with it. Save $3 million by closing a tree nursery but spend $5 billion on obsolete jet planes, $3 billion on boats that won’t float and fat cat MP and senatorial pension plans. Now that’s an investment in our future!

Harper. This may have been why Wall was so eager to take on federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for charging $20,000 speaking fees to charities while sitting as an MP. After all, it is an unconscionable amount for the rich, privileged son of Pierre Trudeau to be charging — especially while drawing an MPs salary. And there’s the added bonus of taking on a Trudeau — still a despised name in the West and among Conservatives everywhere. What better way to ingratiate yourself to Harper than to use one’s own credibility to take on Harper’s biggest foe? The problem, however, is that Wall might not have picked his spot very well. As it turns out, Wall’s own handpicked star candidate, former Roughrider Gene Makowsky, was also charging charities speaking fees while sitting as an MLA, something he cleared with the conflict-of-interest commissioner. (He announced he was giving back the money after Wall’s criticism of Trudeau.) And while Makowsky’s $2,000 fee seemed rather paltry compared with Trudeau’s $20,000 charge, the principle remains the same. Moreover, Wall seemed to forget his own Sask. Party history involving Saskatoon Northwest MLA Serge Le Clerc, its only MLA forced to resign in scandal. Part of that scandal included the use of his MLA office to run his lucrative speaking business. So while trying to lend a hand to Harper, Wall may have created a few problems for himself. It’s all part of Wall’s dilemma of picking the right time to throw his support behind Harper’s Conservatives.

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June 26, 2013 A7

Letters to the Editor

SVT looking for larger audience The Editor: We know many residents of SE Saskatchewan support Souris Valley Theatre and believe in the importance of live, professional theatre. We know many of you are delighted that our little theatre in Woodlawn Park is operational again. We ask you to manifest that support by buying tickets to our main stage show, I love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, which opens on Friday, July 5 and runs to July 28. There are six shows each week beginning on Wednesdays with a Saturday matinee. After a long and difficult winter, it has been a battle to get the theatre up and running. We’ve had to slay many dragons. Because of the accommodation situation in our community, we needed to plan to house our cast and crew on site. Getting our new modular home installed by the end of May was our first dragon. We have huge startup costs and our payout from PDAP was negligible. Thank goodness for financial support from the City and Woodlawn Park. Without it we would not have a full-time

Stray cats a big problem The Editor: This letter is to the residents with pets that are repopulating the earth. I live in a house that is on the Highway 47 south service road and my backyard faces a field by the mobile home park. I found a kitten close to the door and took it in. The scrawny kitten had very sunken, scummy eyes. I fed it a little milk-soaked bread. I took it to the Humane Society. The woman there was livid and told me the kitten was near death and she didn`t have the money for medicine. She said she had 50 cats and didn`t want to take it. I left it on the counter and said I couldn`t keep the kitten, it wasn`t mine. Why are people doing this? I am not responsible for your stupidity. The Humane Society doesn`t want them either.

manager, seats in Frehlick Hall or a concession. Thank goodness for donations of equipment and labour. We are proud of our artistic director David Leyshon who took on the task of putting shows on our stage. We are proud of our manager Jocelyn Anderson. She is relatively new to Estevan and had no idea how Souris Valley Theatre functioned in the past. But last September she agreed to take on all our dragons … payables, receivable, contracts, advertising, site concerns, and theatre ticket sales. Some of you believe we should continue to sell tickets at Henders. I hope you understand our desire to deal with our patrons directly. Henders did a great job for us, but we had no way of tracking who was coming to the shows and how to best spend our advertising dollars. With a virtual box office, we have created a patron database. We can do ticket exchanges and notify patrons of schedule updates. This is invaluable to us. We anticipated many would want to deal with ticket sales personally, so we applied for a phone line to be installed at our concession/box office at Woodlawn. This way Jocelyn is there throughout the day during the season. We are waiting on the phone line. In the interim, she attends the Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning. Normally, she sells no more than a handful in four hours. It was never our intention to turn our present box office donated to us, into a physical

box office. We are proud of our summer students, Taylor Fornwald and Adrienne Dechief who provided free drama workshops in nine schools in May and June. They spent countless hours cleaning and prepping our site at Woodlawn. They are eager to teach four weeks of theatre camp this summer. We are proud of the business partnerships we have begun to develop within our community. We would like to continue to develop these partnerships. We still need a dozen performance sponsors for I Love You. It will cost your business $200. We are proud of our board of individuals with a variety of talents and backgrounds. We couldn’t have pulled off this season without the dedication of Dennis Moore who has given his time to get our site ready. That said, we could use at least another five board members and a handful of volunteers. We are proud of Frehlick Hall, which David and technical director Bill Hales regard as a gem. SV Theatre went from a virtual standstill May 1 to a fully functioning performing arts facility on opening night of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline June 13. However, our attendance figures for Patsy were lower than we anticipated. If Spectra CU hadn’t bought the show for one night, we would be in serious trouble. We want to be financially independent and self-

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sufficient. We want to make the best use of the hall. We are looking into licensing classic movies a few nights in August. We would also like to run Improv and Last Comic Standing nights. We have a community talent show planned for Aug. 16. We are working with Estevan Minor Football on an outdoor cabaret, Party in the Park for Aug. 24. We’ve been told advertising for Patsy was poor. We’ve done our best to get the word out, and there were all those dragons. We have an ad budget and our local media has been very supportive and flexible about working within it. Misinformation about performance nights … for this we apologize. We intend to reinstate our old phone number and use it as an updated show information line. The world has changed since Marguerite Gallaway started down the road of producing live, professional theatre in Estevan nearly 25 years ago. David has picked shows

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Letters to the Editor

Estevan Mercury

Time to Twin team challenges statistics The Editor: We, the Time to Twin Highways 39 and 6 volunteers, want to reply to Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Don McMorris’s letter to the editor that appeared in the May 22 edition of the Estevan Mercury. The statistics we are using were received from the Ministry on May 22, 2013. In his letter, Mr. McMorris stated that: Saskatoon to Clavet has an average of 8,610 vehicles per day. But he did not say it’s only a distance of 18 kilometres. He said North Portal to Corrine corner is 3,610 vehicles per day. But, he did not say it’s a distance of 192 kilometres. If you want to compare short mileage: Highway 16 Clavet to Saskatoon (18 kms) equals 8,610 vehicles per day. Highway 39 Bienfait to Estevan (11 kms) equals 7,480 vehicles per day. Highway 7 Delisle to Saskatoon (36 kms) equals 6,690 vehicles per day. Is Clavet considered a bedroom community for Saskatoon? Are these daily commuter numbers? How can Mr. McMorris say both Highways No. 16 and No. 7 average higher heavy truck traffic than No. 39 and No. 6? According to statistics we received from his own Ministry of Highways, the total annual average daily truck (TAADT) count from Highway 39 and 6, North Portal to Regina in 2012 was 4,600, over a distance of 230 kilometres. For clarity, when we refer to heavy trucks we are speaking of trucks that are two tons or larger. Highway 7, Saskatoon to the Alberta border, the TAADT in 2012 was 2,860 over a distance of 255 kilometres. Highway 16 from Yorkton to Saskatoon, the TAADT was 2,890 over 317 kilometres. Bienfait to Estevan is the highest with 1,200 to 1,500 larger trucks per day; over 10,000 per week. It is our concern about the size … the width and length and what is being hauled on and in these semis too. The North American Trade Corridor does not stop at the Corrine corner. It extends to Regina. From 2008 to 2012, Highway 6 from

Regina to Corrine had 92 collisions with six deaths so that equals 6.52 per cent of fatalities to collisions. In that same time frame, Highway 39 from North Portal to Corrine had 519 collisions and 13 deaths that equal 2.5 per cent of fatalities to collisions. Therefore, Mr. McMorris cannot use highway 39 and 6 statistics separately. They must be considered as one route. In those same four years, Highways 39 and 6, North Portal to Regina combined had 611 collisions and 19 deaths which equal 3.11 per cent of fatalities to collisions. Again, in the same four years, Highway 7, Saskatoon to the Alberta border, had 876 collisions and 23 deaths that equal 3.62 per cent of fatalities to collisions. Highway 16 of that four-year period, from Yorkton to Saskatoon, had 1,004 collisions and 19 deaths or 1.89 per cent of fatalities to collisions. We were told on May 21 by a Ministry of Highways official, the cost to twin No. 39 and 6 would be $500 million. However, we were also told recently, by another Ministry of Highways official, it would be $276 million or $1.2 million per kilometer. That is a huge difference in the information that his ministry is providing to the public. Mr. McMorris also stated in the letter, “It is crucial that we prioritize projects in order to best serve the needs of the province as a whole.” Our Time to Twin volunteers find it crucial for individuals to be able to travel on southeast Saskatchewan highways safely. According to a Mercury poll, 43 per cent of those who responded to the question about getting to Regina, said they used Highways 47 and 33 to travel to Regina. Also, some residents of Weyburn travel on Highways 35 and 33 to get to Regina. If this is taken into consideration, the number of motorists too terrified to travel on the Highway 39 and 6 route, use the alternate roads. Add that to statistics for a more accurate number of vehicles that would otherwise normally drive on No. 39 and 6 if it were safe to do so. With the increasing activity in the Bakken oilfield, the Global Transportation Hub traffic (not running at full capacity yet), the

North Portal border crossing traffic (a major trade corridor), the carbon capture project at Boundary Dam Power Station, the clean coal projects, mining and agriculture expansion, one realizes this is just the beginning. Now, the recently announced oil and grain transloading and transportation hub at Northgate has started construction. One can only imagine what additional dangers will be created by hundreds more semis and oil tanker trucks on our area highways every day. Or does our provincial government feel our southeast highways meet the increasing demands of the present and future? Our area is going to see an even larger influx of people over the next five years.

It is time our government becomes proactive. We wonder if the provincial government has a future plan for dealing with all the changes occurring in southeast Saskatchewan? The Time to Twin committee’s objective has always been safety. Therefore, we are hoping government officials are not minimizing our efforts and downplaying the need for twinning Highways 39 and 6. Sincerely, Lauralie Ireland, Abbie Velestuk, Marge Young Time to Twin committee members

Plenty to do and see The Editor: I write this letter in response to a jeer in the Friday June 14 edition of the Southeast Trader Express. In this edition was a jeer that stood out to me stating: “Jeers to there being no place to look for coming events. Frequently, I read something in the paper that I had not heard about until after it happened.” This stood out to me for two reasons; the first of which is that there actually is somewhere you can go to see upcoming community events. The Estevan Chamber of Commerce operates a community calendar that is available on both the Chamber website (www. estevanchamber.ca) and the Tourism Estevan website (www.tourismestevan.ca). Residents and community organizations are encouraged to post their events on the calendar to ensure they

are being promoted. Our staff tries to enter events on to the calendar as we’re made aware, but we need support from the community to ensure the calendar is inclusive. We encourage all of our local service clubs, community organizations, minor sports clubs, cultural groups and the business community to provide us the information for all of your events, games, seminars, fundraisers, etc. so they can be further promoted and hopefully better attended. The second point that stood out was that the writer used the word frequently when discussing the events they read about. This is true, because in opposition to all the naysayers that claim there is nothing to do in Estevan, there are always a variety of events to attend through the community. Whether it is a fun service club fundraiser, a concert at

the art gallery, a reading at the library, races at the motor speedway or any other of the dozens of monthly events, the Energy City has lots to offer its residents. We are fortunate to live in a great community, with so many people that enjoy working hard to help create and further develop the high quality of life we may have come to take for granted. Let us know what you’re doing and what your club is up to, so we can promote it to our residents and ensure that the people of Estevan are fully aware of all the great things going on; hopefully we can boost your attendance while proving to our people that there is always something to do when you’re in Estevan. Michel Cyrenne, Executive Director, Estevan Chamber of Commerce

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At Long Last

Twenty-one years after it opened, paving began in the parking lot of the Estevan Leisure Centre last week. Weather permitting work was expected to continue this week.

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SVP awarded Highway 47 tender A local company has been awarded the tender to rebuild the north leg of Highway 47 through Estevan. It was announced at Monday’s regular meeting of council that Souris Valley Paving was the lone firm to bid on the contract, which has a price tag of almost $3.2 million. Mayor Roy Ludwig said Souris Valley’s initial tender actually came in at roughly $4.6 million to complete all of the work, which was well over $1 million higher than the City had budgeted. Ludwig said because of that the City was forced to scale back and will now repave from Wellock Road to the CP Rail tracks and King Street from Cundall Drive to the 13th Avenue intersection. There is also work on manholes, curbs and gutters that will be carried out as

part of the project. Ludwig added the watermain and storm sewer will be replaced on King Street. The City had also wanted to repave 13th Avenue from Sixth Street to Fourth Street, Sixth Street from 13th Avenue to Souris Avenue and Souris Avenue from Sixth Street to Fourth Street but will have to delay that work until 2014. “You never know when you put out tenders what you are going to get,” Ludwig said when asked if he was disappointed the entire job would not be completed this year. “We do understand costs are what they are and the price of oil isn’t going down much. Having said that we are looking forward to Souris doing the job and we’ll break it up over two years and finish the other portion next year.”

Asked if he is concerned that companies from outside Estevan have expressed no interest in bidding on local projects, Ludwig said the City feels that is due to the busy pace of construction throughout the province. “Regina is flat out, Saskatoon is flat out, Swift Current … you pick any city, they’re just so busy. Normally some of the paving companies would bid but they just have their own cities. The other issue, and let’s be honest, with Estevan is housing and can they get their men in proper accommodations.” It’s expected the work will begin in early July and will take over two months to complete. The report presented at Monday’s meeting pegged the completion date at Sept. 20 and that Souris Valley will be charged a penalty of $4,000 a day if the project is not complete.

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Michael Bartolf, left, and wife Ruth, middle, were presented with a Special Volunteer Award by the Saskatchewan German Council on Saturday night during the SGC’s annual Treffpunkt Weekend at the leisure centre. Presenting the award is SGC president Ilona Beck. The SGC had their annual general meeting in Estevan the next day. RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF COALFIELDS NO. 4 PUBLIC NOTICE

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INTENT

The proposed bylaw will amend Section 4.1 B) from the Zoning Bylaw, Bylaw 5/95 to add; any Light or Heavy Industrial and Commercial operations that are put forth and proposed to Council, which Council deems satisfactory and accepts as an acceptable Discretionary use. In addition add to Part IV of the Zoning Bylaw 5/95; that Zoning Districts can at any time be extended or decreased in size from the Zoning District Map as Council sees fit. Council can at their discretion allow for more Zoning Districts as interest and potential development is put forth. The proposed bylaw will amend Section 4.1 from the Basic Planning Statement, Bylaw 4/95 by deleting clause c).

NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that the council of the Village of Roche Percee, in the province of Saskatchewan, intends to consider the adoption of two bylaws under The Planning and Development Act, 2007. The Village of Roche Percee will establish a new Official Community Plan and a new Zoning Bylaw.

REASON

The reason for the bylaw amendment is to allow for ease of re-zoning to commercial from agricultural to build, encourage and allow for commercial and industrial development within and on agricultural land if the proposed development is found not to contravene any other conditions of our Zoning and Basic Planning Bylaws and that meet Council’s conditions and deem acceptable.

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Any person may inspect the amending bylaw at the Municipal office between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Copies will be made available at a cost of $1.00.

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Council will hold a Public Open Hearing on Monday July 8th, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed Bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing, or delivered to the undersigned at the Municipal office prior to the Council meeting following the Public Open Hearing. Issued this 21st day of June in Bienfait, SK at the Municipal Office Valerie Pelton Acting Administrator

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INTENT The proposed Official Community Plan bylaw will establish municipal land use policies, goals and objectives. The proposed Zoning Bylaw will implement land use policies, establish zoning districts, establish a development permitted process, prescribe a process for appeals and provide a provision for amendments. These plans will replace existing Zoning Bylaw and Development Plan. AFFECTED LAND The proposed Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw will affect all land within the incorporated area of the Village of Roche Percee Section 30 (thirty), Township 1 (one), Range 6 (six) West of the 2nd (second) Meridian

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Tax evader could face 16 months in jail

Final sentencing submissions were presented in a tax evasion matter following a trial in Estevan provincial court on Monday. Jerry McCaw had previously been found guilty by Judge Karl Bazin of evading more than $114,000 in federal income tax, and sentencing submissions from the Crown prosecutor were brief. Appearing over the phone, the prosecutor noted the Crown felt a 16-month jail term would be appropriate for the local man, who evaded income tax through his company, Jake’s Oilfield Construction. Between 2006 and 2008 McCaw failed to file $548,044 in taxable income, evading $114,924 in taxes. Making false statements through his company in the same tax years, he was able to evade

paying another $99,607 in federal tax. The Crown said a jail term was necessary in this case, as the only matters of tax evasion to this magnitude that have resulted in non-custodial sentences are matters in which the accused renounces their beliefs, in McCaw’s case those of the Paradigm Education Group, and comes forward with a plan to pay all of their taxes. She said that isn’t the case with McCaw, saying he has minimized his own responsibility and blames others. “He has no insight or strategy into his behaviour and claims minimal responsibility,” said the Crown. “He, as well, continues to send these notices to the prosecutors, Revenue Canada as well as the justice system, and in these notices there is all sorts of de-taxer wording in there.

At the end of it he attaches a bill that says that various people owe him between $80,000 to $180,000 in gold and silver pounds.” McCaw said those payments are part of contracts made between him and the recipient of those letters. The Crown noted he made no proposals about how he

was going to pay any fine he receives. Along with the jail term, the Crown is asking for a fine of 100 per cent of the evaded taxes be paid. McCaw disagreed, telling Bazin he doesn’t blame “the justice department for my financial downfall.” A pre-sentence report was prepared and noted

McCaw was hostile toward the individual c h a rg e d w i t h preparing the report. He told the court he wasn’t sure where a n y o n e would have gotten the idea

that he was hostile during his interview for the report. He noted the report identified him as a very low risk to re-offend. The Crown said McCaw doesn’t show any remorse regarding his actions. He apologized for the 2011 and 2012 filings not being completed, telling the court he didn’t know what the hold-up was. “As far as the Paradigm Group goes … I realize it was the wrong direction I went. I couldn’t get out of it. I have made efforts to get things corrected,” said McCaw. He made it clear he would be filing an appeal of any decision made by Bazin. The judge reserved his decision on sentencing until Aug. 8. In other court proceedings, Denis Papineau appeared in custody and

pleaded guilty to charges of assault and uttering threats. A joint submission was presented to Bazin by the Crown and defence calling for a jail term of six months, followed by two years of probation. His Legal Aid defence lawyer noted it was a significant jump in penalty compared to what he has on his previous record, but given the nature of the offences, called it an appropriate one. The assaults and threats were all targeted at the same victim, a woman he had a relationship with. The victim said in an argument Papineau attempted to choke her, though he denied that, saying he spit on her. The threats occurred online via social networking. Bazin accepted the terms of the joint submission, and Papineau received 35 days credit for time he spent on remand.

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Responses to false alarms kept RCMP report truck Estevan Police Service busy was vandalized

On the night of June 19, Estevan Police Service (EPS) personnel were called upon to respond to a report of a fight in progress in the central part of the city. On arrival, police found one of the combatants in an alley, so he was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in public and lodged in cells until he regained sobriety. That same evening, EPS members responded to an alarm at a bank in the central part of the city. Once they arrived, police determined that everything was secure, and the matter appeared to be a simple case of a false alarm. On June 24, EPS members responded to a 911 call coming from a local mobile home park. When police spoke with the homeowner it was determined there were

no emergency issues. Police were then asked to contact a person whose friend had determined may not be feeling well and had expressed concern. Police made the courtesy check on the person in question and discovered that all was well. Police were next called to a park on the south side of the city where some young people were allegedly fighting. When police arrived they located the three young people in question and learned that the trio had simply been engaged in a heated discussion among two brothers and a friend. Damage to a local apartment building was the next item on the police agenda on the night of June 24. The caretaker had reported that some walls in the lobby had been spray painted and scratched.

On the evening of June 14 a pickup truck parked on a farm near Highway 361, approximately one mile west of Lampman, was vandalized. A suspect vehicle used in the incident was recorded on a security camera but the Estevan detachment of the RCMP is still seeking assistance from the public that will help them in obtaining more information regarding the occupants of the suspect vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this offence or any other criminal incident is asked to contact the local RCMP detachment at 306-637-4400 or report anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Two Cornerstone educators cited for excellence Two educators who were recently recognized for taking their roles beyond expectations were special guest presenters at the South East Cornerstone Public School Division’s board of trustees meeting June 20. Josh LeBlanc from the Estevan Comprehensive School and Susan Wilson from Wawota had been singled out by the Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association for the Award of Merit (LeBlanc) and the Math Teacher Award (Wilson). LeBlanc, who taught for two years in Midale before transferring to ECS, said he has been a member of that association since his university days. LeBlanc emphasized the need to make crucial entrepreneurial connections within the community and within the school curriculum by introducing modules like income and taxation with outcomes and indicators. He noted that the pilot project has been picked up by school divisions in Kindersley as well as in both Regina Public and Catholic divisions. “I’m a huge believer in entrepreneurship, and my kids leave the program with transferable skills,” he said. LeBlanc’s two business class teams recently walked away with five awards for taking a business program into the real world of production, marketing, retail sales and share sales with full accountability on the financial and educational scales.

LeBlanc said he sees his work in the future being one that increases awareness of the importance of business education and that it was not just about trying to make a profit, but also how to teach about business and markets as a whole. Cornerstone’s director of education, Marc Casavant, added that the communications have extended to chambers of commerce as well as the Southeast Regional College. They are inviting retail and manufacturing industries to reach out and talk about sales and working together so that the promising students have a guide for their future. LeBlanc said the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has a big interest in student involvement, especially now when student part-time employment appears to be falling off, rather than picking up during a big surge in the provincial economy. Wilson, a math consultant, picked up her award at the recent Saskatchewan Understands Math conference. The service award recognizes rare individuals who have had an impact on math education in the province. “I do believe in what I’m doing and the direction we’re going,” Wilson told the trustees. “She’s confident and knowledgeable,” said Casavant, following-up on Wilson’s presentation, noting that the award caught her totally off-guard during the conference seminar sessions.

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campaigned harder this spring with a number of fundraisers as they strived toward a goal of $95,000. Enbridge supplied the final $10,000 needed on June 20 with a cheque presentation to the Grade 3 class and principal Michelle Smart. She said she is relieved to reach the total, but donations rolled in, in a timely fashion. “It started slow last year, but things really picked up since February,” she said.

The new play structure has now been purchased and the workers are just waiting to start. Once classes end for the summer the old play structure, which has been used by students at the school for more than 20 years, will be removed and the new one installed in time for the beginning of the next school year. The old structure of wood, metal bars and climbing chains will be replaced with a modern playground, presenting more opportunities for the students looking to climb and slide as well as being a safer structure. On Sept. 5, Pleasantdale will host an unveiling of the new play structure. The fundraising campaign took advantage of community connections, with students at the Estevan Comprehensive School designing a wishing well for the school. It was placed in the Estevan Shoppers Mall where donations could be dropped in. They also raised money at Hard Knocks 31 in March, with two students putting on a jiu-jitsu demonstration in the ring. The Fighting for Funds fundraiser brought in more than $3,200. The new playground is going to be used by students in Grades 3 to 5, and the school has another playground that’s still in good condition and used by others at the school.

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Woodlawn ready to host re-opening There is a lot to celebrate this weekend, and for those who have fond memories of time in Woodlawn Regional Park, the grand reopening may be the biggest reason of all to party. The park has undergone a transformation since it was physically reshaped in 2011 by the rising waters of the Souris River, which cuts through it. The cleanup has the park looking as beautiful as it was prior to the flooding. The grand re-opening celebration on Saturday will feature horse-drawn wagon rides around the leafy grounds, giving all those who have yet to go back down to the park an opportunity to see all the changes that have happened. It will also provide a great opportunity for newcomers who haven’t yet been to the park a great way to experience it for the first time. Park manager Nathan Puffalt is excited to show off all the work that has gone into the park and while some areas are still a little sensitive, visitors will get an idea of how the park and campsites will be laid out later this summer. Due to some uncooperative weather this spring, work on the campsites is a little behind. “We’re seeing a huge delay there, but it’s looking absolutely beautiful down there,” said Puffalt. “With this weather, it has left the ground really saturated, so

if we put campers in there now all that grass that just got planted is going to get destroyed.” He doesn’t expect they will accept campers in some sites for another month or two. The hookups are complete and all that’s left for those sites is to put in some gravel pads. Early risers on Saturday can make their way to the park on Saturday morning for the pancake breakfast, which will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. After breakfast will be the opening ceremonies where the new logo will be unveiled. A contest was held, calling on entries for the new logo and Puffalt said they received a lot of quality submissions from many people around the community. “We got quite a few from a bunch of kids as well,” said Puffalt noting they received about 50 submissions. “It turned out to be really good. For the board of directors it was a very close decision. We had one sure winner and then a second and third-place prize had a tie.” There will be lots of games and activities for kids and adults alike, with a flag football tournament and slo-pitch batting challenge as well as soccer and a short-game golf clinic at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club. In the evening, the big draw will be live music in the park, with headliner Codie Prevost, Saskatchewan

Country Music Award winner of the entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year. Further music will be provided by the cover band Mascara and Dennis Ficor and Son. All activities will be held at the Athletic Park, which encompasses the football and soccer field, Cassette Park and the Souris Valley Theatre. A bonfire will also be held in the evening. The park continues to undergo work, with Puffalt noting the fence will be up very shortly once the rails are delivered. New lighting will be completely installed by the weekend, though it won’t be running just yet. “A couple of the buildings still need to have some renovations done,” said Puffalt, noting that work will happen once supplies are delivered. “We hope to have soccer on there the first week of July. The field itself is ready to go, the irrigation is all in.” The new score clock will be going up soon, as will all the sponsorship signs. “Everything has been coming along real well.” Fundraising continues to trickle in for the park, and Puffalt said it’s great to see the many other things that are donated, like people’s time and materials. “The real success story with all of this is seeing all these groups come together and work together for one of the first times in recent

memory. They’ve done a phenomenal job of working together and getting Woodlawn up and running.” The equipment and materials were recently donated to install the piles for the lights, which amount to about $20,000 in savings for Woodlawn. That work was done last week. Puffalt said the corporate support as well as that from the City and the RM of Estevan has been very appreciated. This year, he hopes that all work on the buildings is complete and the gravel parking lot is finished. “Cosette Park (committee) is going to be doing a bit of work down at their field,” said Puffalt, noting Joe Lingelbach will continue to work feverishly at Met Stadium. “He spends more time in Woodlawn than some of my employees,” joked Puffalt. A donation wall will also be going up later this year, recognizing the many sponsors and donors who have supported the park since the flood.

On June 20, Dart Services was hard at work installing the pilings for the new lights at Woodlawn Athletic Park. Work continues throughout the park, but it is ready for the grand re-opening celebration on Saturday.

Arts council administrator tenders resignation The Estevan Arts Council is looking for a new administrator. Mariann Hill, who has been serving in that capacity for the local visual and performing arts community for the past 10 years, stated recently she is moving to Alberta to be closer to family. Wilma Mantei, president of the arts council said that Hill has been invaluable to them and to various other committees who work under the arts council umbrella. The Stars for Saskatchewan committee, she said, for instance, provides Estevan and area communities with hundreds of world-class performing artists while the visual arts committee arranges numerous

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Cornerstone struggling with capital project delays The South East Cornerstone Public School Division trustees scanned their proposed budget on June 20 when they gathered for their regular public business session and came to the conclusion that they have some challenges waiting in the wings. At the outset of the meeting, board chairman Harold Laich said he had attended a recent provincially organized business session that discussed the much talked-about public, private partnerships (P3) that are being touted by the provincial government as one way to move forward on expansion and replacement plans for aging infrastructure. “I found the seminar repetitive but still helpful. They’re talking about P3s mostly for projects with values in excess of $100 million, which would mean in our case, bundling school building projects,” said Laich. “What I saw as a downside though would be less input from the communities and we’d get cookie cutter schools. P3s can lead to abuses … just look at what has happened in Quebec. I just hope that doesn’t happen in Saskatchewan,” he said. Trustee Audrey Trombley added that she wasn’t sold on the concept of P3s at first, but looking at the division’s current infrastructure deficits, she noted “there is lots of money out there with no promises of returns in traditional markets and there are a lot of contract variations with P3s such as for construction only, construction and maintenance, construction, maintenance and management … so it’s interesting.” Laich said it will be interesting to monitor what happens in Regina with a P3 contract pending there for a civic waste water treatment facility, if it gets approval from their council. Janet Foord, an Estevan trustee, who is also president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, added that the ability to bundle school projects would only be allowed within each school division, so perhaps P3s would not be an option for rural divisions. Later on in the meeting, during a discussion regarding a pending dilemma in providing school spaces in Weyburn, the topic of provincial funding arose again. A long-range plan in that city originally called for the closure of the aging Haig Elementary School following an expansion of the Weyburn Comprehensive School that includes offices and space for the Southeast Regional College. That project has a July, 2015 completion target. The WCS rebuild would include space for students in Grades 7 through 12. That, in turn, would lead to a remodeling of the current Weyburn Junior High School to accommodate elementary school students and that, in turn, would allow for the closure of the Haig School. But with the Ministry of Education recently declaring that a new school, instead of renovating the old junior high

school, would be preferred, since it would only cost 16 per cent more, yet would add 25 years to the life of the building, has put the overall program on hold since the renovation at the junior high was not approved. The board learned that with this refusal, the closure of Haig that would have happened in 2016, is now having to be put off until 2019, at best. The closure of Queen Elizabeth School and Souris School, which were next on the list, would also be put back. While the current phase of the WCS rebuild, for $11 million is pending (up from the original $9.5 million) the bills keep adding up, said Foord. With more than 100 change orders on the books for the WCS project so far, most of them being at the direction of the Education Ministry, Shelley Toth, Cornerstone’s vicepresident of finance, said, “We don’t know how much to borrow for our share.” Trombley said a letter had been sent to MLA Dustin Duncan regarding the issue, but no response had been received. “Administration will need guidance from the board,” said Marc Casavant, director of education for the division. “We’re disrupting classrooms at the whim of the min-

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Playparks open up for the summer The Estevan playparks will once again be offering a respite for kids across the city who are looking for a morning activity and an afternoon swim. With school out officially today, the playparks will begin their summer programs on Thursday and Friday with swimming at each park throughout the afternoon. The kickoff at the end of June also celebrates the month that was, with June being Recreation and Parks Month in the province. Liisa Kleemola will once again be the acting playpark co-ordinator. She filled the role last year and has spent a summer as a play leader in the past. Those first two days will be good for kids to get to know the play leader at their neighbourhood park. Yakira Smeltzer, Larissa Smeltzer, Amata Poirier, Bailey Holzer and Allyson Haukeness will be this year’s play leaders at each of the parks. Yakira has been the leader at Hillcrest for the last five years, Larissa will be completing her second summer at Rusty Duce, Holzer will move from Trojan to Hillside Playpark, while Haukeness will do her third year at Churchill. Poirier will complete her first summer as a play leader at Trojan. All of the playpark leaders are pursuing various studies in education at schools from Saskatchewan to Ontario. Each week the playparks will follow a theme for the activities, and the leaders get to plan their own unique elements so each playpark will be doing something a little different than the rest. On Canada Day, Hillside Playpark will host all

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Rhett Handley, left, tries to knock the ball out of the grasp of a Moose Jaw Mustangs player during the Estevan Big Dogs’ 8-7 loss on Saturday. three of their own in the final two minutes of the first period. Dunlop opened the scoring at 7:12, and Taylor Dobrescu found the net 14 seconds later. Dobrescu’s second goal at 14:02 made it 3-0 for Moose Jaw. The Big Dogs seemed to flip a switch after that. Tison Schoenthal got them on the board with two minutes to play, and Rhett Handley scored twice in the last minute of play, striking with 36.8 and 5.5 seconds left, respectively. Schoenthal and Ty Currie assisted on both goals. But the pendulum swung back to the Mustangs to start the second period, as they scored three more goals

in the first half of the period. Dobrescu completed a hat trick three minutes in on a strong individual effort to get into shooting position. Four minutes later, Zach Johnson fired a low shot past Big Dogs goalie Ryan Kenzie, and at the 9:42 mark, Adam Baker made it 6-3 off a stretch pass from Dunlop. “We weren’t moving, that’s why. The same at the start of the first. It took about 10 minutes of me yelling at the guys. They just didn’t want to move,” said Handley. “When you give a team like that — basically, we gave them three goals in the first like that and three in the second — it’s tough to come back. We need to do better than that.”

Estevan got one goal back, with Handley scoring his third of four on the evening at the 11:21 mark, to trail 6-4 at the intermission. Broc Goodwin scored a power play marker for the visitors only 24 seconds into the third. The Big Dogs responded by finding another gear for the second time in the game. Handley faked out Klippenstein on a breakaway just 28 seconds later, and Currie scored on a low shot from point-blank range at the twominute mark. Michael Bittman knotted the score at 4:53, taking a centring feed from Cole MacCuish. But Dunlop broke the deadlock less than five min-

utes later and the Big Dogs never got that one back. “It was good to see we had the heart to come back and I wish we could’ve (scored) one more time. We had some chances to tie it up but we couldn’t get it done, we hit a couple of posts. “(The Mustangs) really worked hard on their defence. They tended to stay back because they didn’t have a lot of chances offensively. They pretty much went back into a shell.” There were fireworks at the end of the game, as a short-lived line brawl broke out with nine seconds left. Handley said his team was frustrated with Dobrescu, who “has a unique way of making space for himself.”

There were no suspensions from the incident. “You never want to see a bench brawl, but it was nice to see our kids… one kid gets jumped and everybody on the floor was in there. They didn’t have to fight, but they grabbed someone and pulled them out of the way. It shows we’re a tight team. It was nice to see them supporting each other.” It was another strong game for Schoenthal, with a goal and four assists, after he joined the club mid-season. “He brings a lot of leadership. He’s one of the oldest guys on the team. He’s played in B.C. and played a lot of games, obviously they play more games than we do,” said Handley. “He’s vocal in a good way, he’s not just a yeller and a screamer. He knows what he’s doing and it’s nice to have a kid like that.” The Big Dogs’ final game of the Prairie Gold Lacrosse League regular season is Sunday against the Yorkton Bulldogs (3-6). Game time is 3:30 p.m. at the Icon Centre. Estevan has an outside shot at finishing in third place in the South Division, needing to beat Yorkton and have the Regina Riot (2-51) lose their last two games against the Mustangs and Regina Rifles (6-2). Teams have from July 3-8 to play their first-round playoff games.

Bruins add veteran goalie, trade Dumaine The Estevan Bruins added some insurance between the pipes last week as one of three roster moves. The club acquired 20-year-old goaltender Matt Gibney from the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. The Watrous native posted a 19-9-4 record for the Kodiaks last year, along with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage. In 2011-12, Gibney went 16-6-3 with a 2.49 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood has known Gibney for some time and believes he will be a solid addition on and off the ice.

“He’s a big body, he’s athletic, he’s very positive in the room and a good leader.” Returning starter Steven Glass has been plagued by knee issues the last two seasons, playing only two games all of last year, and Lewgood said that was a big reason for the trade. “Absolutely, and that’s just another example of where you need to have some depth in goal. We’re excited about (Brett) Lewchuk coming up from midget and we know that Glass is capable, when healthy, of being as good as anyone in our league.” In a second trade last week, the Bruins dealt right winger Brett Dumaine to the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks for futures.

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Red-hot Twins sweep Saskatoon clubs SPBL team on five-game winning streak The Southeast Legacy Twins have experienced very little success since the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League was created in 2011. That made it all the more sweeter for the midget AAA club when they took all four games on the road against a pair of Saskatoon teams on the weekend, extending their winning streak to five games. With 4-1 and 7-0 wins over the Saskatoon Diamondbacks on Saturday, and 5-3 and 5-2 victories over the Saskatoon Cubs Sunday, the Twins (8-8) now sit at the .500 mark for the first time since May 12, 2012. That puts them in sixth place in the SPBL and within striking distance of the top three. “This is what we’ve been telling them all year is they do have the skills to be in the top three of this league. We kept telling them it’s going to come and once the confidence came with making the plays, we had strong pitching and now the bats are starting to fire up,” said Twins assistant coach Brad Orsted. In the first game against the Diamondbacks (9-9), starting pitcher Austin Orsted played a large role in the win, throwing a gem with one run (unearned), one hit, seven strikeouts and three walks in six innings of work. Brandon Hutt retired the side in order in the seventh, with two strikeouts. “We had strong pitching and no errors. The boys started to hit very well,” said Orsted. At the plate, the Twins dominated Saskatoon 9-1 in the hits column, and a threerun fourth inning powered them to victory. They loaded the bases twice in that inning, with the runs coming off a two-run single by John Gaab and a dropped third strike that scored Ketter Hoium. Hutt went 2-for-4 with a run batted in and a run scored, and Jonathon MacFarlane hit 2-for-3. D’backs starter Dolan Kunkel went four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, four strikeouts and three walks. Eric Clauson threw the last three innings, allowing three hits. Brayden Pfeil had Saskatoon’s only hit in the third inning and scored on an error. In the second game against the Diamondbacks, the Twins managed to squeeze

Southeast Twins pitcher Jimmy Giroux delivers to the plate during a recent game. (File Photo) seven runs out of only four hits, scoring two in the first inning and five in the fourth. The game was called due to rain after four and a third. Inning-by-inning results for the game were not available at press time. Orsted hit 1-for-2 with three RBI, Garrett Fitzpatrick went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Tanner Odgers walked twice, with an RBI and two runs scored. James Giroux started for the Twins, fanning seven hitters and walking one along with one hit. Pfeil again had the Diamondbacks’ lone hit. Starter Brandon Duval struggled in three and a third of work, allowing seven runs (five earned) on three hits, five strikeouts and four walks. Parker Bessel gave up one hit and struck out one in one and two thirds in relief. On Sunday, due to a busy schedule at the diamonds in Saskatoon, the Cubs (5-17) and Twins agreed to make their doubleheader five innings apiece. In the first contest, the Twins scored

three runs in the first inning and two more in the second. The Cubs got one back in the third and two in the fifth. The Twins batted around in the first inning, with Orsted, Fitzpatrick and Macfarlane all driving in runs on singles. In the second, Jolan Lingelbach singled in Odgers and Fitzpatrick doubled in Orsted. The Cubs got on the board in the third when Wynston Ramsay brought in Tanner Hazelwanter with a single. Two more runs crossed the plate in the fifth on singles by Dalton Wells and Drew Gabruch. Odgers stood out for the Twins, hitting 3-for-3 with two runs. Fitzpatrick was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Orsted was 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. Gaab pitched four and a third on the mound, allowing five hits, striking out two and walking three. Hutt surrendered two hits in two thirds of an inning in relief. Talon Kunkel hit 3-for-3 with a run

for Saskatoon, and Gabruch was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Saskatoon starter Rhett Feser gave up five runs on nine hits, eight strikeouts and two walks in four and a third. Andrew Spruce struck out one in a clean two thirds of relief. In their final game of the weekend, the Twins scored three runs in the first inning and two in the third, while allowing one run in the first and third. Sproule got the start for the Cubs and struggled greatly, lasting only two thirds of an inning. He allowed three runs on two hits and three walks, while striking out one. All three runs scored on wild pitches. Jordan Ehman stopped the bleeding a little over the remaining four and a third, allowing two runs on one hit, five strikeouts and four walks. Ramsay scored an unearned run in the bottom of the inning after reaching on an error and scoring on a single by Talon Kunkel. Giroux added to the Twins’ lead in the second, driving in Lingelbach and Hutt with a double. In the bottom of the frame, Wells scored on a groundout by Jonathan Kulyk. Saskatoon outhit the Twins 5-3. Lingelbach hit 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Giroux was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Twins starter Colton Gingras allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit, four walks and two strikeouts in two innings of work. Fitzpatrick came on for the third inning, allowing one hit, and Hutt threw the last two, giving up two hits and fanning one. “We had some strong pitching and some great defensive plays, with two double plays, and the pitching was strong. They stayed positive. They got on top and didn’t look back,” Orsted said of the Cubs doubleheader. “They believe in themselves now and I think it’s going to be a good finish toward the end. They’re feeling very positive about themselves and they’re confident they can come up against any team.” The Twins return to regular season action on July 3 with a doubleheader against the Regina Mets at Lynn Prime Park. Game times are 4 and 6 p.m.

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Impact’s final games forfeited by Brewers Senior PGLL club to host Saskatoon in league semi

The Prairie Gold Lacrosse League’s senior division does not have a long regular season to begin with, and it was shortened further for the Estevan Harris Oilfield Impact on the weekend. The Impact was scheduled to host their final two games of the season against the Saskatoon Brewers, but they were forfeited by the Brewers. “They sent an email at 7:20 p.m. Friday night saying that due to injuries, work and family commitments, they didn’t have enough players. I know what that’s like. I only had nine guys going into the weekend. We were going to make it work with 14 (including five affiliated players),” said Impact head coach Jody Harris.

The Impact close out their first regular season having played six games, including just two at home. “It’s really disappointing and the league is really, super disappointed,” said Harris, noting that there are two junior teams in Saskatoon she felt the Brewers could have drawn extra bodies from. To compensate for the lost games, the league has given the Impact the right to host its second vs. third place semifinal game on July 13. That game is at 7 p.m. at the Icon Centre. The Brewers have offered to pay the Impact for the lost revenue and expenses (floor rental) from the missed games. Estevan avoided a pair of suspensions by not play-

ing the games. Ryan Curzon had been suspended two games, one for an instigator penalty in a fight on June 8, the other for his second fight of the season the next day. Harris got a one-game ban because Curzon was playing on June 9 despite being suspended. The Impact lost 20-6 and 19-3 to the Brewers in their first two games of the year, but Harris said they’ve come a long way since then and believes they have a shot at making the final if everyone is available for the game. “If all our guys show up, we’ve got a lot of good guns. “We got an email from the Regina (Heat) telling us some strategy for Saskatoon. It said if we keep

our heads on and let the Saskatoon team penalize themselves and hit the penalty box, we would be able to capitalize on our power plays. They said, ‘If you guys play them like you played us when we were there, you’ll beat them.’ We came out guns a-blazing there (on June 8-9 against the Heat) and we were on them, but we just couldn’t bury and their goalie stood on his head.” With about 60 per cent of the roster playing lacrosse for the first time, Harris said there has been a lot of improvement. “We’ve got guys that have learned so much about the sport, it’s incredible,” she said. “Communicating, helping our goalie out, and our goalie’s been working

on his passes out of his crease. When he’s passing the ball, he’s the sixth guy on the floor.” “There’s no selfishness on our team. They all work as a team and they’ve earned and shared respect. There’s lots of leaders and knowing their role … we’ve got a couple of older guys in the dressing room and they just love this group of guys is how they word it.” Harris said veteran Big Dog Kelsy Omland has been a big part of that. “Omland continues to be a really good leader. He’s working with the guys, he never yells at anybody or demoralizes or makes anybody feel bad. Even when he’s dog-tired, he’s got his emotions in check on the floor … he’s a huge leader

and role model for us and he’s got all the respect of the guys on the floor.” She added that Dion Wagstaff, Keith Lelliot, Jim Ludwig and goaltender Blaine Byers are among the players who have gotten better as the season moves along. “It’s been a really good season. That bonding, making friends, camaraderie — we’ve gelled really well. That’s important for any team.” In minor box lacrosse news, the novice team had their season roundup on the June 15-16 weekend and the tykes had their last weekend, playing Moose Jaw for two hours. The peewee and bantam/midget teams will be headed to provincials on the July 5 weekend.

Wolves edged by Arcola After a slow start, the Estevan Tower Wolves fell just short of earning their second straight win on Thursday, falling 7-6 to the Arcola Threshers in Arcola. The Wolves (2-3) had previously beaten the Ox-

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Golden Eels win 31 medals in Regina The Estevan Golden Eels participated in their second meet of the season on Saturday, winning 31 medals in a strong showing at a combination meet in Regina. The Golden Eels sent 37 swimmers to the event, hosted by the Regina Piranhas Summer Swim Club. In finishing second overall at the meet, the Golden Eels brought home 13 gold medals, eight silver and 10 bronze. In addition, 10-year-old swimmer Hannah Mantei was the overall points champion for the meet. Mantei and 15-year-old Samuel Beahm cleaned up on the day, both winning every race they entered, which added up to five gold medals apiece. In the 9-10 age group, Mantei took top spot in the 25-metre fly, 25 breast, 50 free, 25 free and 100 individual medley (IM). In the 15-17 age group, Beahm was first in the 200 free, 100 breast, 100 free, 50 free and 100 IM. Carson Wheeler won a pair of golds in the 9-10 age group, taking the 50 free and 25 back, while Payten Wilson won the 100 fly final in the 11-12 division. Eight-year-old Josephina Andrist was among the top performers for the Golden Eels, winning four silver medals in the eight-andunder division: 25 breast, 50 free, 25 free and 100 IM. Lanelle Bilokraly won two silvers in the 13-14 age group, those being the 100

Hannah Mantei of the Estevan Golden Eels won the overall points title at the Regina Piranhas meet on the weekend. breast and 100 IM, while Wilson (50 fly) and Wheeler (25 free) also earned a silver. Bronze medal winners included Emily Marshall (200 free, 100 back in 1112), Charlotte Andrist (25 breast, 25 back in 9-10), Taylor Haux (25 free, 100 IM in 9-10), Racquelle Gibbons (200 free in 13-14), Colin Sutter (200 free in 13-14), Denver Sehn (25 breast in eight-and-under) and Zachary Beahm (100 back in 13-14). Here are the rest of the results for the Golden Eels: 200 free, 11-12 male: 5. Logan Chernoff, 6. Teegan Knibbs, 8. Jaiden Jocelyn. 25 fly, 8U female: 4. Josephina Andrist. 25 fly, 9-10 female: 4. Taylor Haux, 12. Kamri Olf-

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Dalziel, 7. Lucas Dzeryk, 9. Denver Sehn, 19. Ryan Chernoff. 25 back, 9-10 male: 12. Jesse Beahm, 14. Sean Kim, 15. Reagan Gibbons, 16. Christopher Sutter, 18. Dylan Pryznyk. 100 back, 11-12 male: 10. Jaiden Jocelyn. 25 free, 8U female: 8. Bryse Wheeler, 20. Gabrielle Jocelyn. 25 free, 9-10 female: 5. Charlotte Andrist, 15. Kamri Olfert, 21. Mackenna Empey, 23. Brielle Wakely. 25 free, 8U male: 4. Lucas Dzeryk, 6. Justin Linthicum, 7. Ryan Chernoff, 10. Denver Sehn, 13. Logan Dalziel. 25 free, 9-10 male: 9. Hudson Chernoff, 10. Reagan Gibbons, 14. Jesse Beahm, 16. Sean Kim, 17. Christopher Sutter, 21. Dylan Pryznyk.

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Midget AAA Twins in uncharted territory Confidence is a critical component of success in any sport, let alone one where the players are in their mid-to-late teens. If you don’t believe in yourself or your team’s ability to win, it quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. That’s been a big part of the Southeast Legacy Twins’ struggles the last two years, although talent shortcomings have certainly played their part as well. But the midget AAA baseball club broke through on the weekend and did two things we haven’t seen since their current leader-

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out ship group joined the team in 2011: dominate and build a winning streak. After winning all four games in Saskatoon, coupled with an 8-6 win over the Regina Athletics here on June 18, the Twins are now on a five-game winning streak. Not only that, they are at the .500 mark for the first time since early last season, when they started 2-1 and then fell off a cliff, posting

a final record of 6-26. Now, granted, the Saskatoon Cubs, who they beat twice on Sunday, are the worst team in the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League, with a record of 5-17. But the Saskatoon Diamondbacks sat in fourth place at 9-7 before the Twins came in and took both games on Saturday, dumping them 7-0 in the second one. The good thing for the Twins, much like the Toronto Blue Jays if you think about it, is now that they’ve gotten back to .500, they still have half the sea-

son left to make a charge (although I don’t think they have a Jose Reyes about to return to the lineup). A few players have really blossomed this year for the Twins. On the mound, Austin Orsted and Jimmy Giroux are the team’s top two inning eaters at the moment. In 29 innings, Orsted owns a 1.93 earned run average and a 1.14 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched), along with a .188 opponent batting average. Giroux, who has proved a capable starter and an excellent closer, also has a 1.93 ERA, with

a 1.18 WHIP and a .218 opponent batting average. Garrett Fitzpatrick leads the club at the plate with a .394 batting average and a slash line of .394/.500/.545/1.045. He’s also second on the team with nine runs batted in. Orsted is hitting .327, second on the team, leads the club with 11 RBI and has swiped eight bases through 16 games. Despite struggling with the bat, Tanner Odgers is getting on base with regularity, having been walked 13 times, and Carver Krafchuk has gotten nine free passes, along with a

.303 batting average. The Twins aren’t of the same calibre as the Regina Wolfpack or Athletics, but they have a chance to finish in the top half of the standings if they seize on this momentum, currently sitting two and a half games out of second place, occupied by the Athletics. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or sports@ estevanmercury.ca. No, despite the incredible irony, I’m not going to kick Mercury co-editor and Bruins fan Chad Saxon while he’s down. That finish was a big enough kick in the jewels.

Riders underwhelming in last pre-season tuneup Ready or not, the 2013 Canadian Football League season is upon us. For the Saskatchewan Roughriders, their Week 1 game is at the Edmonton Eskimos Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. (TSN, CKRM Rider Radio Network). And after a 1-1 preseason the question is; are they truly ready? The Rider Nation was elated at their team’s performance in their first preseason game, a 31-24 comeback win at Edmonton, which featured five sacks and four interceptions, not to mention a dramatic last-minute touchdown drive by rookie Rider quarterback Tino Sunseri. Less than a week lat-

Rod Pedersen Rider Insider er the Riders were home at Mosaic Stadium, on Thursday, taking on the defending CFL West Division champion Calgary Stampeders. The Riders didn’t look anywhere near as sharp as they did against the Eskimos, as they fell 24-23 to the Stamps. The outcome of the game is meaningless, so no one’s worried about that. However quarterback Darian Durant was mauled repeatedly by Calgary defenders in his nearly three-quarters of work. The Stamps rung up six sacks

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on the night. Meanwhile ,the Roughrider defensive front never really got near Stampeder quarterbacks at all, which was a stark contrast from the week before. Calgary clearly won the battle in the trenches, along the line of scrimmage, and served noticed that they’ll be a formidable opponent all season long. “Yes they did,” grimaced Rider GM Brendan Taman. “Both sides of the ball and that’s where we lost the game, really. They need to be better there.” The highlight of the game from a Saskatchewan perspective was a 97-yardrushing, two touchdown performance by sophomore tailback Kory Sheets. Other than that, the club wasn’t

overly sharp. Sunseri threw a 60-yard bomb to Greg Carr in the dying moments, which would have set the team up to potentially win the game, but the perfectlythrown pass went right through Carr’s hands. Que sera, sera. “Pretty blaise,” Taman continued, when asked for an overall assessment of how his team played. “We probably didn’t perform as well in a lot of areas as we would have liked.  There were a lot of reasons for that but we could have played better.  Luckily it didn’t cost us two points.” The Roughriders likely came out of that game with more questions than they did answers.  They had hoped to sort out their

field-goal kicking situation against Calgary but they did get one official attempt. Veteran Chris Milo got the job by default as rookie Brody McKnight was one of two dozen cuts on the weekend. And that’s not all. Veteran slotback Geroy Simon was excited to make his Saskatchewan Roughrider debut Thursday night but he never caught a pass in a quarter of work, and left the game with injury. Taman says it’s a “leg injury” and they’ll have to monitor it during the week and then make a decision on Simon’s availability by Saturday. A comment about Simon from a CFL scout this off-season has been ringing in my ears

since. “Simon will be great for you guys as long as he stays healthy,” the scout said.  “But if he gets hurt, that’s not good. You don’t recover from injuries as quick at his age.” However it’s too early to sound the alarm bells on that. And, with a broken leg suffered by starting right offensive tackle Patrick Neufeld in training camp, sophomore Ben Heenan has been thrust into that role to start the season.  Heenan welcomes the challenge, but it’s not the top unit. Either way, the Eskimos will be waiting for the Riders come Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium. Ready or not, the season is here.

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Local team loses semi at Play On event The Estevan Crown Advertising Crazy Boys attended CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Play On 4-on-4 ball hockey tournament for the second straight year in Regina on the weekend. The team played in the Grinder Divi-

sion (19-and-under). The Crazy Boys lost their first game 8-6 to the Goon Squad but followed that up with a 13-3 victory over the Saskatoba Connection. They lost their third game of the round-robin 17-9 to the Mucking

Kings. The Crazy Boys’ record was good enough to put them in fourth place heading into Sunday’s playoffs. In the quarter-final, the Crazy Boys hammered Wii Not Fit 11-2 to advance

to the semis. There, they faced the first-place Wildasloths, and the Crazy Boys lost the tight contest 11-10. The Mucking Kings went on to win the tournament.

The Estevan Crazy Boys reached the semis of the CBC Play On 4-on-4 tournament in Regina on the weekend. Team members, from left: Mike Fischer, Christian Recolaso, Michael Fleury, Kolby Fleury, Jeremy Godfrey, Brody Stark.

Mermaids athlete qualifies for synchro camp Happy 50th Anniversary

A successful synchronized swimming season for Mackenzie Dahl of the Estevan Mermaids was topped off last week when she earned the right to attend the Top 10 summer camp program run by Synchro Saskatchewan. To be selected for the program, athletes took part in a rigorous eight-event trial process throughout the season. Dahl’s scores were consistently high throughout the year, and the results placed her in the top 10 in the province for the camp. “This is a testament to Mackenzie’s talent and dedication to her sport,” said Mermaids head coach Brenda Lyons. “Coming from a rural club, Mackenzie trains much less than her counterparts in Regina and

Mackenzie Dahl Saskatoon, and does not have the experience of high pressure competition that some of the other athletes do. As a coach who has watched Mackenzie progress in this sport since she

was eight years old, I am incredibly proud of her.” This is the first year that athletes from rural clubs have cracked the squad. The only athlete outside of Regina and Sas-

REQUEST FOR OFFERS 1. Weyburn Inland Terminal Ltd. (“WIT”) seeks offers to purchase WIT’s land, grain elevator and buildings located in Lake Alma, Saskatchewan and legally described asSurface Parcel #131736685, Blk/Par B Plan No 01SE09909 Extension 1, as described on Certificate of Title 01SE19687 (the “Lake Alma Elevator”). 2. The sale of the Lake Alma Elevator will be conducted in accordance with a detailed Request for Offers, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting: Weyburn Inland Terminal Attention: Rob Davies Fax: (306) 842-5307 Email: r.davies@wit.ca 3. Interested persons are invited to submit offers by 5:00 p.m. on June 27, 2013. All offers must be made using the Offer Form which accompanies the Request for Offers, and which outlines the terms and conditions of sale. WIT intends to complete the sale of the Lake Alma Elevator on July 30, 2013. 4. As described in the Request for Offers, WIT will concurrently consider offers for the purchase of the five fertilizer bins which are located on the Lake Alma Elevator Property. 5. For more information regarding the Request for Offers or the Lake Alma Elevator Property, please contact;

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katoon to make it is from Yorkton. As a Top 10 Saskatchewan athlete, Dahl will join other athletes from across the province at a weeklong camp in Canmore, Alta. An intense synchronized swimming program will be mixed with fun team-building exercises such as hiking and biking. Three coaches from Saskatchewan will be joined by guest clinician Jen Tregale of the Calgary Aquabelles, who has also coached Canadian national teams. “It will be a fantastic learning opportunity for Mackenzie and I know she is excited to bring back the things that she has learned to her teammates in Estevan,” said Lyons.

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Local borders remain busy in May May proved to be a busy month for local Canadian Border Services Agency officers. According to information from the CBSA, 30,438 travellers were processed at the North Portal Crossing, which was up slightly when compared to the 29,873 the same month in 2012. These travellers entered in 9,074 light vehicles and 10,774 commercial trucks. The Victoria Day long weekend was one of the busiest weekends of the year so far with 4,742 travellers processed. At the Estevan Highway border crossing, 5,841 travellers were processed, compared to 4,637 last year. These passengers entered in 3,441 light vehicles and 160 commercial trucks. In May, 80 travellers were refused entry, 39 of them for criminal history. At Estevan Highway, 19 were refused, 13 for having a criminal background. In May 2012, six travellers were refused at Estevan Highway. CBSA officers at North Portal also seized $165,635 of goods, and issued $53,152 in penalties. Among the highlights at the North Portal crossing was on May 2, when three foreign nationals, aged 56, 44, and 35, wanted to apply for work permits to work for a construction company in Saskatchewan. Through examination, CBSA officers determined all three had already been working for the same company without authorization and that the oldest had no status in Canada. For this reason, the oldest was issued a removal order and excluded from entering Canada for one year while the other two were found to be inadmissible and allowed to withdraw their application to enter Canada. All three departed Canada. On May 4, a 24-year-old Wyoming woman and her 25-year-old friend arrived seeking entry for a short stay in Canada. During an examination of the vehicle, CBSA officers found an undeclared 9mm pistol along with a small quantity of marijuana. The woman was arrested, her vehicle was seized and later released upon payment of a $1,000 penalty. Both individuals were refused entry to Canada and returned to the U.S. On May 8, a 34-year-old Minnesota commercial driver sought entry to deliver a load in Canada. During examination, officers determined he had been convicted of damage to property. As this offence makes him inadmissible to Canada, he was refused entry. The following day, he returned to submit an application for a temporary resident permit, which could allow him to enter Canada. Since he was not in possession of the necessary documents to submit this application, he was allowed to withdraw his application to enter and returned to the U.S. Later that

same day, he returned with new documentation. Upon review of these documents, the officer had reason to believe that some were fraudulent. The man was refused entry to Canada and advised his application would not be accepted because of these fraudulent documents. Two men aged 54 and 37 from Minnesota sought entry to Canada on May 11, stating they were en route to southern British Columbia for a three-month trip. After questioning, CBSA officers determined the men were, in fact, travelling to Canada to see a business they were interested in purchasing. They were refused entry for misrepresenting themselves and returned to the U.S. Later that same day, both men arrived at the Torquay port of entry and were untruthful to the CBSA officers there. They were refused entry again. On May 13, 2013, they returned with the appropriate documentation and were admitted as business visitors. On May 15, a 45-year-old man, his 22-yearold son and their 23-year-old friend from Missouri sought for on a trip to the Alberta Rockies. Through examination, officers determined that the three men were, in fact, coming to work in a constructionrelated job in northern Alberta. The individuals did not have work permits and were issued removal orders and are barred from returning to Canada for a one-year period. On May 20, a 38-year-old Montana man was referred for secondary examination as he declared the two portable storage containers he was transporting, would not remain in Canada. Further investigation revealed the contrary, and that the containers had been sold to a resident in Alberta for $59,511.55. The goods were seized and released upon payment of a penalty of $23,804.62. If the goods had been correctly reported to CBSA officers, the man would have paid $5,951.15 in taxes. A 52-year-old man from Saskatchewan, returned to Canada on May 21 after purchasing a collector car in Florida. The car was declared at $8,215.20. Further examination revealed the car was actually purchased for $23,003.60. The car was seized and released after a penalty of $8,133.62 was paid. If properly reported, the additional GST required over the original amount would have been $1,478.84. On May 25, a 62-year-old Pennsylvania man was delivering a trailer to Alaska. He acknowledged having been charged with deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, endangering welfare of child and a number of other offences. Background checks also revealed the traveller was convicted of violating a protection order charge. He was refused entry to Canada for criminality and returned to the U.S. Undervaluing ⇢B8

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Undervaluing car proves costly ⇠ B7 On May 31, a 42-year-old returning Alberta resident declared he had bought a race car and parts totalling US$30,000. During a secondary exam, officers determined that a part valued at $5,979.22 had not been reported and the car was undervalued by $41,902.62. The items were seized for undervaluation with a penalty of $11,970.47 issued and paid before the items were released. If the items had been correctly reported, the additional amount of GST and PST would have been $4,644.66. This file has been referred to CBSA Criminal Investigations for possible prosecution. At Estevan Highway on May 9, a 41-year-old woman from California was coming to Canada for an unknown reason. After she refused to answer officers’ questions and attempted to prevent them from examining her vehicle CBSA officers arrested her for hindering under the Customs Act. During examination of her vehicle, two prohibited devices (pepper spray) and a small amount of suspected marijuana were found. Background information also showed that she was convicted in the U.S. of carrying a concealed weapon, cruelty to children with possible injury or death, and causing a disturbance. She was found to be inadmissible to Canada for criminality, refusing to answer questions, and committing an act upon entry. At the Oungre crossing, a 47-year-old man and a 52 year-old woman were seeking to visit the local area for the day on May 11.

Background checks on the couple revealed the man had multiple convictions related to dismantling stolen vehicles and the woman had a conviction for assault. They were both refused entry and returned to the U.S. That same day, three more people were refused entry: two for criminality while one lacked proper documents to obtain a work permit. On May 12, officers seized suspected steroids from a 53-year-old Saskatchewan woman. While the woman stated she had nothing to declare, officers conducted a routine exam of her vehicle and found three bottles of suspected steroids under some bagged clothing. Officers seized the pills and issued a $1,260 penalty. A permit is required to import controlled drugs under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and only a licensed dealer may obtain a permit. On May 16, a 46-year-old man working in North Dakota was refused entry for multiple assault convictions, two DUIs and one drug trafficking conviction. He returned to the U.S. At the Torquay crossing on May 13, a 50-year-old truck driver from Nebraska was refused entry to Canada for a previous assault conviction. According to records, this was the man’s third attempt to enter Canada — all at different border crossings. He was counselled on rehabilitation, which could allow him to overcome his criminal inadmissibility. On May 24 at Northgate, a 19-year-old farm worker was seeking to enter Canada to visit local farms; however,

officers were suspicious that the man was likely going to engage in employment. When questioned, he admitted his intentions, and that he did not have the proper documentation to obtain a work permit. Officers provided the man with instructions on how to apply and advised that he not re-enter Canada again until this process was completed. He attempted entry at Carievale the next day, but was again refused entry. With fishing season well underway, the CBSA would also like to remind travellers that they cannot bring live bait into Canada without a permit and the importation of certain goods, including firearms, firewood and fireworks, is restricted or prohibited in Canada. To avoid the possibility of penalties, including seizure or prosecution, make sure you have the information you require before attempting to import these items into Canada. For more information, visit the CBSA Web site at: http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/menu-eng.html.

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Trinity Tower happenings Peggy Bolton Correspondent Due to the generosity of Trinity Tower residents our donation to the Food Bank was 300 pounds. Way to go! Mission month was so well received on Wednesday we were asked to sit with someone different for coffee. We had lots of laughs as we jokingly looked for someone “different.” The sad part was a lot of us qualified as being “different” and they were at the table with me. Debby Storey shared cupcakes with us to celebrate her birthday — yummy. On June 20, Fifth Avenue Jewellery brought their beautiful jewellery. It was so nice to have vendors bring their products here, especially for those of us who have mobility issues. Violet Brown attended the graduation of her granddaughter Jalie Meyer at Notre Dame College in Wilcox. We congratulate all the graduates and wish all of them

success in their future. John and Audrey Henry from Blackie, Alta. visited with the Boltons. Our many June birthdays wrap up with our best wishes to Jean Swenson on June 27, Edith Erhardt on June 29 and Frieda Seeman on June 30. Do have a very happy birthday, ladies. July birthdays are Ione Martin on July 2, Ernie Potyondi July 8, Julie Carrier July 11, Agnes Schindel July 18, Jean Johnston and Peggy Bolton July 20 and Jean Warner July 28. We are happy to have Rita and Andy Verbeem back home again. Romuald Kawecki as well. Doug and Rose Hood are celebrating their 50th anniversary July 6. Many more happy years together. Floor three will be hosting the patio party on June 25. On behalf of the Trinity Tower, I wish all of you a wonderful and safe summer. May the rains slow down and gas prices go down. Until next time God bless and keep smiling.

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ARRIVING SOON CARS

2008 CIVIC white, 85,000 kms ....................................................................$12,900 2012 CADILLAC CTS AWD leather, power roof, only 20,000 kms ...................$30,900 2012 MALIBU LT auto, remote keyless entry, 41,000 kms ...............................$16,949 2005 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE 132,000 KMS ..........................................$8,995 2004 CHEV CAVALIER 4 door, auto, air, aluminum wheels, 134,000 kms ..............SOLD

TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS

2012 CHEV AVALANCHE LTZ 4X4 white diamond, 38,000 kms ..................$44,900 2011 CHEV AVALANCHE buckets, 20” rims, orange, 38,000 kms ..................$34,400 2011 GMC 3500 CREW S.W.B. SLT 4x2 6.0L, power roof, leather, 5,000 kms, like new ..............................................................................................SOLD 2011 CHEV TRAVERSE LT AWD 8 passenger, 45,000 kms...........................$26,358 2010 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD black, leather, 89,608 kms .......................$28,700 2010 CHEV EQUINOX LT AWD mocha steel, 65,000 kms ............................$20,906 2010 CHEV EQUINOX AWD LS silver, 121,000 kms ...................................$16,700 2009 GMC ACADIA SLT AWD green, 56,000 kms.......................................$26,900 2009 GMC ACADIA SLT AWD loaded, 72,557 kms ...........................................SOLD 2009 GMC SLT EIC 4x4 leather, all terrain package, 90,000 kms ....................$23,828 2009 CHEV AVALANCHE rear DVD, sunroof, leather, 20” rims, 121,000 kms ..$24,900 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE AWD leather, two pannel roof, base, 97,580 kms ........$27,900 2008 BMW X5 AWD leather, roof, black, 97,800 kms ...................................$31,700 2008 GMC ACADIA SLE AWD blue, 110, 000 kms .....................................$19,770 2008 GMC CREW 4x4 5.3L all terrain, GFX package, buckets, 115,400 kms........SOLD 2008 CHEV EIC 2500 H.D. 4x4 gas, cloth, 130,00 kms ...................................SOLD 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT 87,200 kms .........................................................$15,437 2008 GMC ACADIA blue, 80,000 kms .........................................................$16,900 2008 CHEV UPLANDER LT white, 167,000 kms ............................................$6,990 2007 HONDA RIDGELINE 4x4 silver, 83,000 kms ......................................$23,900 2007 CHEV TAHOE LT 4X4 grey, 148,000 kms ...........................................$17,750 2007 LINCOLN MKX AWD burgundy,112,000 kms ......................................$16,981 2002 CHEV TAHOE 4x4 187,000 kms, local trade..........................................$8,900

CAMPERS

2012 KEYSTONE COUGAR 5TH WHEEL dual slides 31”, slept in once, plastic still on floor ............................................................................................ $29,900

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2011 DODGE DAKOTA SXT QUAD CAB 4x4 30,300 kms ........................$23,989

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12 Dodge Avenger SXT Plus 4dr factory warranty .................................$19,995 12 Ford Focus SEL 4dr leather, sunroof, 19,000 km, factory warranty ...$19,995 11 Chev Impala LT 4dr factory warranty ..................................................$16,995 08 Chev Cobalt LT 2dr warranty, 100,900 km ...........................................$9,995 07 Chev Malibu LT 4dr warranty 126,800 km ............................................$9,995 07 Monte Carlo SS 2dr 95,000 km, warranty ...........................................$15,995 07 PT Cruiser 4dr warranty, 81,000 km .....................................................$8,995 07 Pontiac G5 SE 4dr warranty .................................................................$8,995 06 Pontiac Pursuit 2dr warranty ................................................................$5,995 06 Mazda 6 GS 4dr loaded, warranty .........................................................$9,995 06 Honda Civic LX 2dr loaded, warranty, 85,000 km ..............................$10,995 02 Mazda Protégé 5 H/B warranty .............................................................$2,995 01 Chrysler Sebring LX 4dr warranty........................................................$4,995

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

12 Jeep Compass North 4x4 factory warranty, 33,265 km .....................$22,495 12 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 factory warranty, 38,241 km..........................$23,995 11 Ford F150 Super Crew/Cab XLT 4x4 EcoBoost factory warranty ....$30,995 10 Chev Silverado LT Crew/Cab 4x4 Z-71 factory warranty, Flexfuel ... $25,995 10 GMC Sierra Nevada E/Cab 4x4 factory warranty ...............................$20,995 09 Dodge Dakota Crew/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty ..........................$19,995 09 Dodge Dakota Ext/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty .............................$18,995 07 Chev Trailblazer 4x4 sunroof warranty ................................................ $9,995 07 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD warranty...............................................$17,995 04 Chev Silverado Z-71 Crew/cab 4x4 4dr warranty ..............................$14,995 03 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 4dr warranty....................................................$7,995 01 Ford Escape XLS AWD warranty......................................................... $5,995 97 Ford F150 E/C warranty.........................................................................$3,495

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2012 EXPEDITION 4x4 LIMITED 20,000 kms ................................$49,995 2012 EXPLORER LIMITED 4x4 37,000 kms ..................................$42,995 2011 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 120,000 kms ..........................$23,995 2011 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 4x4 57,000 kms .......................$29,995 2011 F150 LARIAT SUPERCAB 4x4 76,000 kms .........................$26,995 2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT1 AWD, 18,000 kms ..................$24,995 2010 F150 FX4 SUPERCREW 4x4 76,000 kms .............................$26,995 2010 F150 XLT SUPERCREW 4x4 92,000 kms.............................$21,995 2010 F150 FX4 SUPERCREW 4x4 48,000 kms ................................SOLD 2010 DODGE SPORT CREW CAB 4x4 78,000 kms .................... $26,995 2010 F150 LARIAT SUPERCREW 4x4 95,000 kms ..................... $26,900 2010 F150 XLT SUPERCREW 4x4 127,000 kms...........................$18,995 2009 F250 CREW CAB 4x4 6.4L, diesel, Cabelas edition, 110,000 kms .......................................................................................SOLD 2008 F150 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 54,000 kms ............................SOLD 2007 F150 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 91,000 kms ..........................$21,995 2007 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT 4X4 119,000 kms...............$17,995 2007 F150 LARIAT SUPERCREW 4X4 168,000 kms ....................$15,995 2006 LINCOLN MARK LT 4x4 115,000 kms ..................................$21,500 2005 GMC ENVOY SLE 4WD, 136,000 kms ..................................$11,995 2004 DODGE DURANGO 4x4 110,000 kms ..................................$10,995

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USED CARS

2012 CHRYSLER 300 LTD.............................................................. $33,900 2011 CHEV MALIBU LT loaded,.15,175.kms.................................. $21,995 2010 CHEV COLBALT LT 57,000.kms........................................... $12,395 2009 CHRYSLER 300 90,200.kms................................................... $16,995 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRIng Only.20,000.kms............................... $10,995 2006 DODgE CHARgER RT 52,000.kms....................................... $15,900

USED TRUCKS/VANS

2013 CHALLEngER RT 3,600.kms.5.7.Hemi,.Loaded.................... $39,995 2012 gMC SLE 14,000.kms................................................................ SOLD 2012 gRAnD CARAVAn RT Loaded.30,000.kms.......................... $28,555 2012 JEEP COMPASS ................................................................... $23,995 2012 DODgE 1500 Q/C 4x4............................................................ $31,500 2012 gRAnD CARAVAn RT loaded............................................... $26,950 2012 TOWn & COUnTRY VAn 14,000.kms................................... $30,900 2011 DODgE 3500 CREW CAB 4x4.............................................. $34,995 2011 gRAnD CHEROKEE LTD loaded,.68,000.kms...................... $33,900 2011 RAM 1500 OUTDOORSMAn................................................. $31,900 2011 DODgE DAKOTA Q/C 4x4..................................................... $27,995 2011 DODgE JOURnEY RT AWD White....................................... $27,900 2010 JOURnEY RT White.48,500.kms............................................ $24,900 2010 FORD EDgE LTD 40,000.kms................................................ $32,000 2010 DODgE 1500 CREW CAB 4x4 loaded.................................. $28,995 2010 RAM 1500 CREW CAB Laramie loaded................................ $29,995 2009 DODgE JOURnEY RT loaded............................................... $24,900 2009 FORD CREW CAB 4x4 xLT.................................................. $20,995 2008 RAM 3500 SLT black,.loaded................................................. $31,995 2008 DODgE 1500 Q/C RAM JAM 55,000.kms.............................. $21,995 2008 DODgE gRAnD CARAVAn SxT.......................................... $15,995 2008 DODgE nITRO SxT............................................................... $14,500 2008 gRAnD CARAVAn SxT........................................................ $12,900 2007 CHEV TAHOE loaded............................................................. $19,995 2007 POnTIAC TORREnT.............................................................. $12,995 2007 TOWn AnD COUnTRY.......................................................... $12,995 2007 HYOSUng SCOOTER ............................................................ $2,195

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1980 TRAVEL AIR MOTORHOME, 24 Ft......................................... $6,500

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2013 rainbow 6x10 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 rainbow 6x12 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 rainbow 6x14 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 Haulmark 26ft, 85x26, 5200 axle .......................................... $12,300 2013 Haulmark 20ft, 85x20 ............................................................ $10,200 2013 Haulmark 7x20 v track yellow/black ...................................... sold 2013 Haulmark kodiak 7x14 ........................................................... $6,800 2013 Haulmark 7x16 ........................................................................ $6,700 2013 Haulmark transport v-nose 6x12, 2-3500 axle .................... $5,900 2013 Haulmark rampdoor 6x10 ..................................................... $4,617 2013 Haulmark passport 5x8 .......................................................... $3,300 2012 rainbow 18’ dovetail c&e 14k gvW .................................... $4,699 2012 rainbow 20’ 2-5200 lb. axles ................................................. $4,599 2012 rainbow 18’ car Hauler 7000 gvW ....................................... $3,400 2012 newman 10ft. aluminum 13” Wheels, v-front ...................... $2,500 2012 newman 10ft. aluminum, tilt /10” Wheels ............................ $1,700

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2012 Chevrolet Impala Lt Silver, 17,327 km ................................ $17,900 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow, Supercharged, 17,649 km ....................................................................................... $46,900 2010 Dodge Viper Canadian Edition White, 200 km ................. $109,000 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible, red, 119,918 km....................... $14,900

Used Trucks, Suvs & Vans

2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Loaded, Grey, 33,662 km ..................... $39,900 2011 Ford F150 Platinum Loaded, White, 78,635 km ..................$39,900 2011 RAM 3500 SLT Crew White, 111,212 km .............................$39,900 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland silver, 83,187 km.............$36,900 2011 RAM 1500 Sport Loaded, Grey, 41,398 km .........................$35,900 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie Loaded, White, 69,014 km....................$34,900 2011 Dodge Durango SxT Grey, 62,268 km ...............................$27,900 2011 RAM 1500 Sport Quad Cab White, 102,183 km ..................$26,900 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab, Grey, 60,000 km .......................................................................................$24,900 2010 Ford F350 xLT Diesel, Black, 112,598 km ...........................$36,900 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Grey, 163,220 km .....................$25,900 2010 GMC Terrain SLE-1 Cloth, black, 59,495 km .......................$21,900 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab Blue, 79,398 km...........$27,900 2009 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Sandstone, 97,212 km .......................................................................................$18,900 2009 Dodge Journey SxT FWD Grey, 95,000 km........................$13,900 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Dually White, 201,000 km ...............$26,900 2007 Cadillac Escalade Pearl White, 114,000 km ........................$33,900 2007 Toyota Tacoma 6 Speed Manual, Gold, 65,778 km.............$17,900 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Silver, 124,784 km ....................$17,900

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Myrtle Edna Nickloski July 1, 1942 - June 6, 2013 Myrtle Nickloski passed away suddenly at her residence in Estevan, Sask. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Myrtle is survived by her children, Miles (Debra) Nickloski, Melinda Nickloski (Lloyd) and Mellisa Nickloski (Mark); grandchildren, Brandon, Samantha, Sabrina and Shawn Nickloski, Josh Poole and Carrie Curtis; great grandchildren, Nikita, Abbigale, Hailee, Desceus, Deyosic, Rayelle, Brian, Tryrell and Logan; siblings, Emil (Jo) Horrocks, Ralph (Wendy) Horrocks, Lila (Larry) Marcyniuk, Elsie Johnson, Howard (Jane) Horrocks, Larry (Mary) Horr o c k s a n d K e n (Mar y) Horrocks, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Fern Horrocks; brother, Percy Horrocks and sisters, Vi Drabek and Darlene Michel. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Pastor Mike Hoffort of Living Hope Community Church officiating. Interment followed in the Estevan City Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in Myrtle’s memory may do so directly to the Kinsmen Club of Estevan, Box 157, Estevan, Sask., S4A 2H8. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Sad & Heart broken To say mom is gone Her spirit will be with us And all her grandchildren Will never forget and always will love you Thank you so much who made it to mom’s funeral. It would have made Mom happy. Thank you Hall Funeral Services for the excellent care. Love Miles, Melinda, Mellisa (Mike), brothers & sisters, grandchildren

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Midale community happenings Catrina Moldenhauer Correspondent Hopefully by the time this paper comes out, the boil water advisory will be lifted. There has been a boil water advisory in place since June 10th when first there was a water main break in front of the rinks and then there was a break in the line that brings the water into Midale. Residents have been asked to boil their water for at least one minute before cooking, doing dishes, etc. There has been a date change for the arrival of the Midale Lion’s Club equipment for the new Playground at Manley Park. They have a date of July 18th as the date they will receive the equipment. They are looking for volunteers to help them get it all together on July 18th and 19th. If you are available to help, please give Wayne Gust a call and he will keep you informed on the arrival of the equipment. The Lions’ raised the money through their Bingos, steak supper, a few other fundraisers and a very generous private donation. Most of the children at Midale Central School are so excited that school is over for the summer break! Elementary report cards are to be issued today, Wednesday, June 26th, which is the last day of school for students. Grades 7 – 11 report cards will be issued on Friday, June 28th. In 2013, 4-H Canada celebrates their 100th year anniversary and our very own Cymri 4-H club will celebrate its 60th year anniversary. The club would like to acknowledge this milestone by inviting all of their past and present members and their families to come celebrate this event. Cymri covers Midale, Macoun and Halbrite surrounding areas. This event covers all categories that the Cymri club has ever been involved with in the past. They consisted of the beef, horse, cooking, sewing, & woodworking 4-H events. The event will take place at Ron & Lana Emde’s farm starting on Friday, June 28th

with a BBQ supper and program. The event will continue into Saturday, June 29th with a pancake breakfast and end with the clubs achievement day. Pre-registration is required, so if you have not received your letter in the mail, please contact Kara Martinson or Tracy Martin. Cymri 4H club is holding a raffle and will be making the draw the night of their alumni event on June 29th. The prizes up for grabs are: A Golf Membership for this year or next year donated by Mainprize Park, a Bernie Brown Print and a family fun night package. Tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from any 4H member here. Mainprize Market Place will once again be running once a month down at Mainprize Park in the Pederson Building. Dates left this year are July 13th and August 17th. For tables contact Julie Van Alstyne at home or email mainprizemarketplace@ yahoo.ca. The Midale Oilmen’s Association will host their 20th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 19th at Mainprize Regional Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 10 am. Cost to enter is $125 per person. Teams are twosomes, but you will be paired up with another two to play in foursomes. Carts and supper are included in the registration fee. Please call Catrina or Darren Moldenhauer to register a team. The Midale Pool Committee would like a few more members to help them decide on the New Pool Design. If you are interested and would like to help out, please call Chris Dewtie or leave your name and number at the Town Office. The Midale Pool will be opening again this summer and they will be offering one week of swimming lessons in July. The lessons will run the week of July 8th – 13th. Registration is through the Town Office and forms should be ready shortly. Until next week Midale and area, have a great week!

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Submitted by Meghan Dukart, project leader We have 13 members who come and meet every first Sunday of the month to discuss different topics. We have been discussing oral judging, grooming, showmanship, judging and parts of the animal. We had our speeches in March with Lorie and Ashley Tedford and Allison Mack advancing to the districts. District No. 1 hosted the regional competition at the Days Inn this year.

We had our Demonstration Day on June 2, held at the barns at the Estevan Exhibition grounds. We had three stations set up for grooming, and demonstrator Rodney Dukart and Cecil Mantai touched on showmanship with the help of senior member Calay Mantei who discussed the written part of judging. After going through the stations we had a potluck supper. Our Achievement Day will be held on July 6 at 10 a.m. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of 4-H

and there will be an evening barbecue that night to celebrate all the years. It will be at the exhibition riding arena. All 4-H members, leaders, alumni and families will be there to celebrate. A little bit of Benson 4-H Beef Club history (taken from the Benson history book: The Benson 4-H Beef Club was formed on Oct. 8, 1964 with 23 members. Prosper Boey was the general leader, and Jake Schell was assistant leader. The members did pretty much the same back then as they do now, with a calf se-

lected in the fall and raised to be sold at the Estevan Regional Show and Sale. They had their Achievement Day where members competed against each other in questionnaires, judging, project animal, record books, showmanship and grooming. Our regional show and sale will be on Monday, July 8 starting at 9 a.m. with the awards and sale at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Two of our senior members are graduating the 4-H program this year: Calay Mantei and Marlee

Dukart, who both joined the club in 1996. We are also saying goodbye to our 4-H leaders, Rodney and Mona Dukart, who have been a leader or project leader with Benson Beef since 1991. Rodney also had been a part of the 4-H program starging when he was a boy of fiveyears-old. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the hard work and time you have put in for the past 20 or more years. Your knowledge and dedication will be greatly missed. Thanks from the Benson 4-H Beef families.

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60 and over club notes St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary Shirley Graham Correspondent “What pretty hair you have, Mary,” said the visitor. “You must have gotten it from your mother.” “No,” said Mary, “ I got it from my dad. His is all gone!” Well, it’s time to mention our ‘tree’ again. To commemorate Canada Day, it has been beautifully decorated with red and white streamers and pom poms with little flags. Thanks again to Al and Charlene. Here are the scores from Wednesday’s bridge. First place went to Clara Weinrauch, second was taken by Carrie Leptick, and in third place was Margaret

Sawyer. Thursday’s cribbage gave us these winners for a tie for first and second place: Elizabeth Olson and Brian Callfas. Third place was taken by Adele Belanger. Not too much news, so here’s my story of the week. A young couple were sitting in the airport waiting for their flight. Marg noticed another young couple doing the same, so she said to Jim, “Go over and ask then where they are from.” Jim walked over and asked them, “Where are you folks from?” The man replied, “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.” When Jim returned, Marg said, “Well, did you ask them?” “They don’t speak English!” Have a good day!

Betty Baniulis Correspondent Our June meeting began with a delicious potluck supper at 6 p.m. President Audrey Loustel opened the meeting. Nola Joseph took the minutes in place of Eva Hagel. It began with our auxiliary prayer. Roll call was taken with 27 present and nine guests. Nola read the May minutes. Audrey Loustel moved the minutes to be adopted as read. Darla Wilhelm gave the treasurer report, while committee reports and gift

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• Born to Cort and Staci Barker (née Suchan) on June 2, 2013, a daughter, Aubery Eva Barker. Proud grandparents are Greg and Wendy Suchan and Curtis and Debby Barker.

shop were presented by Ginger Anderson, and knitting and memorials was received from Sharon Heintz. Marlene Hayward presented 14 favours given out for Father’s Day. Elaine Meclar made a motion to accept all reports, and Joanne Bill seconded it. The two girls who received $500 scholarships were Harley Doerr, who is studying pharmacy, and Shanise Monteyne, who is attended a nursing program. Marvel Gall presented the scholarships. Cookie day was held May 27. Sharon Heintz,

Mary Drader and Darla Wilhelm took cookies to all patients. Presentations of awards were made by Audrey Loustel, Doreen Mack and Lorretta Gooding to Jean Didkowski for five years, Mary Drader, 10 years, Jean Dukart and Sharon Heintz, 15 years, Alda Vandenhurk, for 35 years, Jean Perry, 25 years; and Marvel Gall, 60 years. A bar was presented to the gift shop manager, Ginger Anderson, who was nominated to find a new executive. Audrey Loustel made a motion to adjourn.

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• Born to Darnell and Kaleena (née Schoff) Prokopetz, Estevan, on May 17, 2013, a son, Jaxon Wesley. Proud grandparents are Wes and Donna Schoff, Estevan.

Estevan Gospel Chapel

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

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

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

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

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

St. Giles

Anglican Church Parish of Estevan 317-12th Avenue

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

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

Pastors: Danny Krauss, Caleb Rieger & Joshua Lowe Phone: 306-634-3773 Cell: 306 471 8130

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

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St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Phone: 306-634-2190

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

Trinity Lutheran Church E.L.C.I.C. 738 - 2nd Street, Estevan Church Office: 306-634-5684 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship after worship Pastor Stewart Miller ALL ARE WELCOME email: trinity.luth@sasktel.net • www.etlc.ca

Pursuing God Building Relationships Impacting Lives

Senior Pastor: Geoff Thiessen 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship with Children’s Ministries & Nursery.

7:30 p.m. Fridays theGROVE Youth Ministries

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Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

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Barristers & Solicitors Paul D. Elash, B.A., LL.B. Aaron Ludwig, B.Sc., LL.B. 1312 - 4th Street, Estevan Telephone: 306-634-3631 Fax: (306) 634-6901

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is currently accepting resumes for Full Shipping/Receiving Clerk. If you have the desire and eagerness to learn and excel at what you do, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for. The successful applicant will be responsible for shipping/receiving of parts, shuttling of customers, general janitorial and lot maintenance. If you have a solid work ethic and take pride in your work, make sure you forward your resume immediately….”Your Opportunity Awaits”

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Field Technician Level Best Technologies is looking for a field technician for our southeast Saskatchewan operation.

is hiring a First Link® Coordinator our Weyburn Resource Centre servicing the Sun Country Health Region In this exciting role, you will primarily support people living with dementia and their family caregivers. Application deadline: June 28 For ways to apply, visit www.alzheimer.ca/sk or call 1-800-263-3367

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Career Opportunities

Required Immediately SHOP HAND mechanical experience an asset Part-Time or Full-Time Drop resume off at: 913-5th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0Y8 or fax: 306-634-3211

Maverick Oilfield Services is the leading provider of Oil & Gas Construction and Transportation Services. Delivering safe, efficient, innovative quality solutions with our highly skilled team. We are looking to add to our team in our new location in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and are currently seeking to fill the following full time positions:

Project Supervisors • Crew Foreman • Welders • Labourers* *Experience not required for labourer positions. If you or someone you know have these qualifications and are looking for a rewarding career, please apply today by sending a resume, safety tickets and drivers abstract to: pat.doetzel@ mavoil.com or fax: 780-753-2453 www.mavoil.com

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Truck/Delivery Driver Tri-alta Oilfield Industries Ltd. located in Estevan, Saskatchewan, is an established oilfield manufacturing company supplying rod pump parts and accessories to the oil industry. We are looking to expand our current operations and are currently accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the following positions in our facility. Truck / Delivery Driver: The ideal candidate will have experience in highway driving and delivering freight. Duties will include moving freight between Edmonton, AB and Estevan, SK, making routine deliveries to customer locations and unloading / sorting freight in our Estevan warehouse. This person will work with the manager in a shop setting to ensure our customer requirements are met. Requirements include Class 1 license with Air Brakes endorsement and clean driving record. This person must be willing to work weekends and nights. Driver Training will be provided for the right candidate. Training for Safety Tickets will be provided. Tri-alta offers a wide array of benefits including health, dental and life insurance along with very competitive salaries. Seize this excellent opportunity to grow your career within a thriving small firm in the heart of Canada.

Reply by fax 306-634-5602 or dave@tri-alta.com Attn: Manager

Part-Time position (25 hours/week) with some flexibility. Starting salary $17/hour. Office hours 9 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday Apply, with resume by JULY 5, 2013 (extended from June 28th) to: Estevan Arts Council (located in the Leisure Centre) 701 Souris Avenue ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2T1

Estevan Meter Services Ltd. is an oilfield service company operating in Southeast Saskatchewan since 1967, specializing in instrumentation, oilfield repairs, combustion service, and specialty supply items. We are currently seeking individuals to fill three positions.

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(1). Counter/Shop Sales The Board of North West Regional College is inviting applications for the position of

Chief Executive Officer North West Regional College (www.nwrc.sk.ca) is one of seven Regional Colleges which form part of Saskatchewan’s post-secondary education system. NWRC is viewed as a progressive and innovative educational institution. It is located in northwestern Saskatchewan with the head office and campus in North Battleford and a campus in Meadow Lake. NWRC offers full and part-time programming in over twenty alternate delivery sites in the areas of adult basic education, skills and technical training, literacy, health and human services and university programs. The College also develops and delivers specific business and industry training upon request. The College’s partnerships with First Nations are a source of pride. The successful candidate reports to an appointed Board and works closely with the Board and the Senior Management team to implement Board Policy and manage the affairs of the College, in a manner consistent with the Board’s strategic plan and the mandate of the College. • The successful candidate will:Provide executive leadership to college staff and will be accountable for the creation of a positive and progressive work environment that supports community needs. • Possess a graduate degree or the equivalent in education, training and experience. • Have demonstrated exemplary leadership in a large or complex organization. • Have experience working with a board and multiple levels of government. A compensation package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Duties are to commence October 1, 2013 or at a mutually agreeable date. All enquiries with respect to the competition should be directed to Bill Macfarlane, Lead Consultant, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit-306-249-1013 or macfarlane@sasktel.net. Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application by July 15, 2013, marked “Confidential NWRC CEO” to selu.info@usask.ca

Duties will include inside counter sales, inventory control, various warehouse duties.

(2). Combustion Technician

WELL SERVICE LTD. TRICAN WELL SERVICE LTD. is one of Canada’s fastest growing well service companies, providing a comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment and services utilized in drilling, completion, stimulation and reworking of oil and gas wells in the Canadian and International marketplace. At Trican, we base our recruitment practices on the belief that a company’s greatest asset is its people. Trican provides services in Fracturing, Cementing Acidizing, Coiled Tubing, Nitrogen and related services in our field bases ranging from Fort Nelson, British Columbia to Estevan, Saskatchewan.

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING: • CEMENT & FRAC OPERATORS • HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS/ 3RD YR. APPRENTICES Qualifications

Duties include installation of CSA compliant burner systems, burner optimization, flame arrestor testing on oilfield atmospheric burners. Individuals with either maintenance experience or journeyman gas fitter will be given special consideration as well as a strong mechanical aptitude and knowledge of oil battery facilities will be required.

• Valid Class 1 license • Safe driving skills: fewer than 6 demerit points on drivers abstract • Physical fit-heavy lifting required • Effective interpersonal skills (spoken and written communication) • High school graduate (preferred)

(3). Shop Manager

How to apply: Preferred Apply Online: rfisk@trican.ca Fax: (306) 6736-2669

Duties include scheduling the repair of various oilfield equipment, ensuring quality expectations are met. Adherance to managing personal and overall customer satisfaction. Consideration will be given to individuals with previous oilfield experience and strong communication and organized skills and previous leadership of management training or experience. Preferences will be given to individuals with oilfield production equipment knowledge or experience. We offer full benefits, bonuses, extremely competitive wages, and pension plan.

Please apply by resume to:

dmartens@estevanmeter.com

only persons to be interviewed will be contacted

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Challenge and Opportunity Louis Dreyfus is among the world’s leading commodity merchants, trading and transporting grain and oil seeds. Established in 1851, Louis Dreyfus ranks among the world’s most effective and reliable private corporations with approximately 34,000 employees in locations in 53 countries. Our international presence and our evolutionary history make Louis Dreyfus a unique career destination. Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd has openings for: General Manager in Glenavon, Saskatchewan The General Manager is responsible for entire facility. While maintaining a safe and profitable operation, the Manager must work closely with all staff to ensure training for success. The General Manager will be responsible to lead, develop, train and motivate a team, budgets, P&L statements reporting and optimizes revenue through effective partnerships with all stakeholders. The Manager must ensure the facility is in compliance with SH&E policies, food safety and ISO certification Operations Manager in Glenavon, Saskatchewan In this position you will be responsible for; grading and binning of grain to CGC standards plus facilitate the shipping programs, a preventive maintenance program and operational duties of entire facility including supervision of staff. The ideal candidate must have strong extensive knowledge of grading grain (CGC standards), blending and facility operations. Strong planning and organizational skills are required to schedule working hours and direct staff. Must have strong understanding of transportation to enhance shipping profits to maximize all revenue and reduce expenses within the realm of the operation Candidates must have agriculture experience, strong interpersonal skills, computer skills and be a team player.

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If you would like to work for a company that will always rise to meet new opportunities, Louis Dreyfus is the place for you. We offer competitive wages, health and retirement benefits. Submit resume with location preference specified to 333 11th Avenue SW, Suite 1400, Calgary, Alberta or e-mail:cal-hrcanada@ldcom.com fax: (403) 205-4672, Attn: Shakila Mithani-Hirji. Louis Dreyfus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly supports workplace diversity.


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Estevan Mercury

School Bus Drivers Needed for September 2013 Jobs available in: Carlyle, Stoughton, Redvers, Wawota, Manor, Arcola, Gladmar, Oungre and Radville areas.

Call 1-866-721-4BUS

(4287)

or e-mail: shannon.chiddenton@firstgroup.com We are an equal opportunity employer.

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R.M. of Benson No. 35

Careers

If you have a few hours each school day to supplement your family income, give back to our community, and help our students get to & from school safely every school day, become part of our team. Free training provided during July and August.

FULL TIME EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - grading - road repairs - mowing - rock picking - other miscellaneous duties State qualifications, hourly wage expected and references upon application by July 4, 2013. Box 69, Benson, SK S0C 0L0 rm35@sasktel.net Fax: 306-634-8804

Gibson Welding Ltd.

Picker Operator

Millenium is a isnew andand progressive fracturing company thatthat is is starting operations Millennium a new progressive fracturing company in the Estevan area. We are looking for employees who are interested starting operations in Estevan. We are looking for employees who are in a ground • Must have “A” ticket or currently apprenticed floor opportunity with a dynamic and employee focused company. interested in a ground floor opportunity with a dynamic and employee • Health care benefit plan focused company. Positions we are looking to fill are: • Company truck or truck allowance Positions we are looking to fill are: $50.00/hour  Service Manager • Service Supervisors for Frac and Coil  Maintenance Manager • FracandHSE CoilManager Equipment Operators Jason 861-2567 • BulkDrivers Administrative • Lab Techs  HR Coordinator 

Service Supervisors for Frac and Coil

All applicants must have a clean driving record.  Frac and Coil Equipment Operators Mechanics Please E-mail resume to HR@millenstim.ca  Electronic Techs Visit us at: www.millenstim.ca  Bulk Plant Manager and operators Only successful candidates will be contacted.  Bulk Drivers 

• SALES & SERVICE POSITION • MECHANIC

Lab Techs

email resume to mazen.borhot@kaltire.com or drop resume off at:

All applicants must have a clean driving record. Please E-mail resume to HR@millenstim.ca

Excellent Career Opportunity -- Inspector Visit us at: www.millenstim.ca Only successful candidates will be contacted. The Food Centre is seeking individuals to join our team to provide inspection services throughout the province of Saskatchewan. Positions will include full-time and part-time/casual opportunities. Inspectors are responsible for ensuring provincial standards are being met in provincially licensed (Domestic) meat slaughter and processing facilities. All successful candidates will receive extensive classroom and on the job training related to inspection processes.

1302 5th Street Estevan, SK 306-634-3581

Responsibilities: • Examination of animal and carcass before and after slaughtering to detect evidence of disease or other abnormal conditions that may result in further actions (trim, hold or condemnation). • Observation of animal handling techniques to ensure compliance with humane handling standards. • Careful and complete documentation of all findings. • Maintain a professional working relationship with the establishment. • Inspect processing areas to ensure sanitary conditions are maintained. • Maintain a current knowledge of all applicable regulations and standards. • Maintain a safe working environment by abiding by all Occupational Health and Safety Policies and reporting hazards where observed. Critical Skills and Requirements: • Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Animal or Food Science, OR a Diploma in Animal Health Technologies, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience in the operations of slaughter facilities, meat inspection, and food safety. • Excellent organizational skills and computer proficiency (Microsoft Office). • Good time management and effective written and oral communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently • Must possess a valid drivers license and be able to provide own transportation to various locations in SK. • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time and able to lift up to 50lbs. • Must be willing to work varied or extended hours as required. Remuneration: The Food Centre offers a competitive remuneration package including a comprehensive benefit plan and company contributions towards a RRSP. We thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Deadline: July 8, 2013 Please forward resumes to: 117-54 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2V3 or Vince Neiser: vneiser@foodcentre.sk.ca

• wages negotiable based on experience • willing to train

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Hiring for All Positions • Eagle offers comprehensive health and dental benefits • Eagle offers matching RRSP contribution package • Eagle offers crew bonuses for completing rig crews • Experience is necessary H2S and First Aid tickets as well as a valid driver’s licence required. Preference given to candidates possessing a class 1A or 3A licence. Experience is necessary.

• Floorhands • Derrickhands • Drillers • Rig Managers •

Apply today!

Email resumes to: Estevanrigjobs@iroccorp.com Or call: 306.634.8235 www.eaglerigjobs.com


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Bert Baxter Transport is an equal opportunity employer that believes in the future of their employees

WE ARE NOW SEEKING: PICKER OPERATORS Applicants must have a Class 1 with an A or B license and a clean Driver’s Abstract. Safety tickets considered an asset. Must be able to pass mandatory drug and alcohol testing. Job involves general oilfield hauling and setting pumpjacks.

DRIVER - OILFIELD Haul pipe and oilfield equipment to locations in SE Saskatchewan. Applicants must have a Class 1A driver’s licence and pass mandatory drug and alcohol testing. Safety tickets would be an asset. Duties include: load, haul pipe and supplies to destination in a safe and timely manner & unload. Maintain a clean and safe truck.

Bert Baxter Transport offers our employees: • Full time, permanent employment • Full benefits packages available • Clean, safe work environment • Competitive Wages

Interested applicants can fax to: 306-634-4258 or email: brenda.jensen@bbaxtertransport.ca


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Career Opportunities

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Borets-Weatherford Canada Ltd. is a recognized industry leader in the design, manufacturing and deployment of Electric Submersible Pumps aand Horizontal Pumping Systems aiding oil and gas production worldwide

We are looking for top performers to join our product line team in the capacity of: Spooler Technician, ESP Field Service Technician & Sales Representative in the Estevan area.

Spooler Technician: Responsible to provide customer service for the spooling

WANTED:

and banding of electric submersible pump cable. Must possess a valid class 1 and/ or class 3 license and a willingness to travel and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.

PAVING EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & LABOURERS NEEDED FOR BUSY 2013 PAVING SEASON

ESP Field Service Technician: Responsible for all aspects of ESP installations,

including troubleshooting and commissioning. Ideal candidate will be a ticketed Journeyman Electrician or currently enrolled in the apprenticeship program. Related ESP field service experience or knowledge of ESP applications will also be considered.

Wages dependant on experience

These are full-time, permanent positions which include overtime as required. Specific training will be provided to qualified individuals. Must be physically fit to perform the responsibilities of the position, able to work safely and adhere to all safety policies including those of our customers.

Email Resume to: svp@sasktel.net fax to: 306-634-8980

Sales Representative: Responsible for technical and application engineering

support, strong focus on new business development while providing viable/cost effective ESP/HPS solutions. Previous customer service and marketing skills and/or industry experience is desirable.

All employees are required to undergo medical and drug testing. We offer an excellent wage and attractive benefits package, including a retirement savings plan and health benefits, as well as opportunities for training and development. Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and two (2) employment references with salary expectations to: Borets–Weatherford (Canada) Ltd. Human Resources 2305 – 8th Street Nisku, AB T9E 7Z3

Contract Production Operator

ESP & HPS Products & Services E-mail: HRCanada@borets.com Fax: (780) 955-8032 Applications via email /fax / mail only

Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd. is an intermediate oil and natural gas corporation with properties located in Western Canada. The Company’s head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advantage Oil & Gas Limited is currently seeking a permanent full time contract operator to work in the Estevan area. The successful candidate will work closely with the Production Foreman/Superintendent and Production Engineer to optimize Oil and Gas production and minimize the cost of operations as well as adhere to our Health and Safety Program. This position reports directly to the Production Foreman.

SALES OPERATIONS DRIVER

Key Responsibilities: • Supervising service companies. • Evaluate daily production volumes. • Developing a good working relationship with internal departments. • Providing support to ensure corporate and government regulations are followed. • Preparing documentation for daily and weekly production reporting. • Participate in our Safety program including our “Hazard Identification” program.

ESTEVAN, SK

Qualifications: • A minimum of 5 years’ experience required in oilfield operations. • Applicants require mandatory safety training. • Comprehensive working knowledge of producing oil wells and surface equipment. • Well-developed communication skills and project management skills are a must. • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Qualified applicants should direct their resume in confidence to: Attn: Darren Delorme Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. Fax: (306) 842-1004 or Email: ddelorme@advantageog.com We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

FULL-TIME TEMPORARY DOCUMENT CONTROL/ADMIN CLERK Alberici Western Constructors, Ltd. is a Canadian construction services firm and subsidiary of Alberici Group, Inc., based in Saskatchewan, providing services to the industrial, mining, energy, structural steel and infrastructure markets. A strong and proud company that takes great pride in its legacy. Alberici has a 90-year history of providing a full complement of construction services throughout North America. Open, honest and direct communication are staples of each work day at Alberici in an environment of teamwork and shared learning experiences. Alberici is looking to hire a temporary full-time Document Control/Admin Clerk for the Boundary Dam Power Station project at Estevan, SK.

Nalco Champion, an Ecolab Company, has an immediate need for a Sales Operations Driver in our Energy Services – Canadian Business Unit group located in Estevan, SK. If you are a dedicated Sales Operations Driver with a proven track record of success we invite you to apply. This is your opportunity to join a large growing company offering competitive base salary and benefits. The Sales Operations Driver position is a labour intensive job that requires safe handling of products delivered to customer locations and off-loading. A minimum requirement is a Class 5 License. Other responsibilities include: 

Plans most effective routing/utilization for Bulk, Tote, and Drum field deliveries

Return storage of drums and totes.

Forklift operations and maintenance

Responsibilities Responsibilities will include assisting with document control, compile and review Quality related documents, data entry of submittals and RFI’s. The candidate will also create and maintain project spreadsheets along with write letters, transmittals, prepare reports, file, distribute forms, correspondence, etc. Other responsibilities will include payroll support and general administrative duties. Qualifications A minimum of 2 years construction administrative support experience required. Must possess a High School diploma and advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and good written and oral communications skills are required. Ability to take initiative and excellent organizational and time management abilities. The candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

Please apply online at www.champ-tech.com/careers Job code 3959.

Alberici offers competitive compensation. Applicants must have a valid drivers license and pass a drug & alcohol test upon hiring. Alberici is an Equal Opportunity Employer Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We thank all applicants in advance; only those being considered will be contacted.

Please apply to: Employment Resources, Alberici Constructors, Ltd. 1005 Skyview Drive Burlington, ON L7P 5B1 Fax: 905.315.3001 www.alberici.ca/careers

Visit us on the Web: www.estevanmercury.ca


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Estevan Mercury

Rain stalls seeding efforts in southeast Saskatchewan They can see the finish line but heavy rains over the past few days have halted seeding progress for farmers in southeast Saskatchewan. According to the weekly crop report, 94 per cent of the crop has been seeded in the southeast, compared to 98 per cent throughout the rest of the province. The report noted that the majority of the province received significant rainfall which delayed field work and spraying operations. Many regions received more than two inches of rain while some northern regions are reporting almost four inches of rain. Here in the southeast there has been little seeding progress for some producers in the region due to wet fields and poor drying conditions. There are indications that some producers will seed green feed and oats if fields dry up enough. The five-year (2008-2012) seeding average for this time of year is 83 per cent. Although rainfall received over the weekend is delaying spraying operations, the rain was welcomed in some of the drier areas. The Carnduff area received 6 mm of rain last week, the Manor area 7 mm, the Stoughton and Wolseley areas 28 mm, the Whitewood area 33 mm, the

Tantallon and Odessa areas 15 mm, the Broadview area 8 mm, the Weyburn area 50 mm, the Briercrest area 66 mm, the Indian Head area 45 mm, the Marquis area 39 mm, the Moose Jaw area 50 mm and the Radville area 10 mm. Since April 1, the Weyburn area has received the greatest amount of precipitation (175 mm). Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as 15 per cent surplus, 84 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 12 per cent surplus, 86 per cent adequate and two per cent short. CDs 2A and 2B are reporting that 17 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, of the cropland has surplus topsoil moisture at this time; 27 per cent of the hay and pasture land in CD 2B has surplus moisture. Crop damage in the region is mostly due to flooding, wind and insects such as flea beetles. There have been many reports of producers spraying for flea beetles in canola as economic thresholds have been reached in some northern areas of the region. For the most part crops are looking good and are developing quickly; however, some crops that were seeded late or were flooded are a slightly behind. Warm weather is now needed to help crops and pastures

grow and to allow spraying operations to continue. Farmers are busy finishing seeding, controlling weeds and getting ready for haying. Provincially, topsoil moisture on crop land is rated as 18 per cent surplus, 79 per cent adequate and three per cent short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 10 per cent surplus, 85 per cent adequate and five per cent short. Sixty-seven per cent of fall cereals, 57 per cent of spring cereals, 54 per cent of oilseeds and 62 per cent of pulses are at their normal stage of development for this time of year. The majority of crops are in fair to excellent condition. Some crops have been damaged due to flooding, wind and insects such as cutworms and flea beetles. The report also noted that seeded acreage reports and stored grain declarations must be submitted by June 25. The deadline to submit unseeded acreage claims is also June 25. Claims must be registered with your local Crop Insurance office. The deadline to seed greenfeed crops covered by forage insurance is June 30, with all establishment and gopher damage claims on greenfeed to be submitted by this date.

CITY PAGE Visual Arts

Stars for Saskatchewan

Koncerts for Kids

Energy City Film Circuit

~  Promoting  the  ARTS  in  Our  Community  ~   Visual Arts

POSITION AVAILABLE

Stars for Saskatchewan

Koncerts for Kids

PLAYPARKS

Energy City Film Circuit

OFFICE MANAGER - ADMIN SECRETARY Individual will be responsible to 12-member Board of Directors and assist the ~  Promoting   the  ARTS  iAVAILABLE n  Our   Community   ~   POSITION treasurer and three OFFICE committee chair people as needed. Successful applicant will MANAGER ADMIN SECRETARY POSITION possess the following qualities: PeopleAVAILABLE Skills Officeand administration Individual will be responsible to 12-member Board SECRETARY of* Directors assist the treasurer* OFFICE MANAGER - ADMIN Organizational Skills * Quicken Individual will be responsible to 12-member Board of Directors and assist and four committee chair people as 2011 needed. Successful applicant willthe possess the position hours/week) treasurer and three Part-Time committee chair peoplequalities: as(25 needed. Successful applicant will following possess the following qualities: People Skills $17/hour. * Office administration * Starting salary PeopleSkills Skills ** Offi ce Administration * Organizational Skills Organizational Quicken 2011 Office* hours 9 am –2 pm and Monday Friday – with some 2011 flexibility. Computer Skills (Word Excel)through *(25 Payroll Experience * Quicken Part-Time position hours/week) Starting salary $17/hour. Apply, with resume by June 28, 2013 to: – with some flexibility. Part-Time position (25 hours/week) Office hours 9 (located am – 2 pm Monday through FridayCentre) – with some flexibility. Estevan Arts Council in the Leisure salary Apply, with resume by JuneStarting 28, 2013 to: $17/hour. 701 Souris Avenue Office hours 9 am – 2 pm Monday through Friday Estevan Arts Council (located in the Leisure Centre) 701SK Souris Avenue ESTEVAN, S4A Apply, with2T1 resume by JULY 5, 2013 (extended from June 28th) to: ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2T1 Estevan Arts Council (located in the Leisure Centre) 701 Souris Now! Avenue Subscribe Now! Subscribe EarlyBird Bird Pricing June 30th! 30th! ESTEVAN, SKtil S4A 2T1 Early Pricing til June Stars for Saskatchewan Stars for Saskatchewan Celtic Tenors – Musica Intima – Elmer Iseler Singers Celtic Tenors – Musica Intima Elmer Iseler Singers Ballet Jörgen (Romeo &Subscribe Juliet) – GuyNow! &– Nadina – Everything Fitz Ballet Jörgen (Romeo & Juliet) – Guy & Nadina – Everything Fitz Early Bird Pricing til June 30th! SELF-GUIDED STUDIO ARTS TOUR August 16, 17, 18 (Estevan to North Portal, SK) Stars for Saskatchewan

Culture on the Go project funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the SELF-GUIDED STUDIO ARTS Celtic Tenors – TOUR Musica Intima – Elmer Iseler Singers of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. August Government 16, 17, 18 (Estevan SK) – Everything Fitz Ballet Jörgen (Romeoto & North Juliet) – Portal, Guy & Nadina

Culture on the Go project funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry for submissions in our Annual Adjudicated Art Show of Parks, Culture and Sport.

SELF-GUIDED STUDIO ARTS TOUR August 16, 17, 18 (Estevan to North Portal, SK) CALLING ALL ARTISTS! “For details” Arts Board and the Government Culture on the Go project funded byCOMPLETE the Saskatchewan for submissions in our Annual Adjudicated 306-634-3942 Art Show of Saskatchewanwww.estevanartscouncil.com through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. November 28 – December 20, 2013 November 28 – December 20, 2013

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! “ForinCOMPLETE details” Art Show for submissions our Annual Adjudicated (306) 634-3942 306-634-3942 estevanartscouncil@sasktel.net www.estevanartscouncil.com November 28 – December 20, 2013 www.estevanartscouncil.com 701 Souris Avenue, ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2T1

701 Souris Avenue, ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2T1 (306) 634-3942

estevanartscouncil@sasktel.net www.estevanartscouncil.com

City of Estevan Tender

The City of Estevan invites tenders to provide for the supply of computer hardware purchases. Specifications are available at Legislative Services Division – Main Floor – City Hall. Interested parties are invited to respond by forwarding sealed envelopes marked “2013 Computer Tender” to the following by 2:30pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Legislative Services Business Division Main Floor – 1102 – 4th Street City of Estevan Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Public opening of tenders shall take place at 2:30 p.m., C.S.T., Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Estevan, Saskatchewan. If there are any questions, please contact Ken Mortenson, Information Technology at 306-634-1861. THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED.

Have a blast in kicking off the summer with Estevan’s FREE Kids Summer Programming - PlayParks and celebrate “June is Recreation and Parks Month” at the 4 PlayPark Pools on June 27 & 28! Swimming and other activities will be taking place from 1-5 pm at Rusty Duce, Hillside, Churchill, and Hillcrest! We thank our sponsors Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation and Saskatchewan Lotteries! This year’s PlayLeaders are: - Hillside: Bailey Holzer - Rusty Duce: Larissa Smeltzer - Churchill: Allyson Haukeness - Hillcrest: Yakira Smeltzer - Trojan: Amata Poirier

Come out and celebrate Canada Day with PlayParks, and the Estevan Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs! The party will take place on Monday, July 1st at Hillside PlayPark from 12 - 4 p.m! Swimming, lunch, face-painting, and kids’ activities will be available all afternoon! Hope to see you there! Regular PlayPark hours with begin Tuesday, July 2nd with crafts from 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, and swimming from 1 - 5 p.m. * Remember - Children under 6 require a parent or guardian over the age of 15 to be with them!

* For more information, contact Liisa Kleemola, Summer Program Coordinator at playparks@estevan.ca or 634-1880.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS Summer Day Camps are just around the corner! Try something new this summer! Cheerleading Camp: July 4th from 9am-12pm Ages 9-14 Cost: $15 Leisure Centre Multipurpose Room Basketball Camp: July 20 from 2-4pm and Aug. 20 from 2-4pm Ages 9-14 Cost: $10/day Leisure Centre Multipurpose Room GuardStart Camp: Aug 12 from 10am-2pm Ages 10-14 Cost: FREE! (bring a bagged lunch) Leisure Centre Pool Yoga Camp: Aug. 21 from 9:30-11am Ages 9-14 Cost: $10 Leisure Centre

Make sure to sign up a week in advance to avoid cancellations!

Wondering what you will do for summer fitness?? Registration is now open for spin sessions being offered at the Estevan Leisure Centre in July and August.

Call info centre desk at 306-634-1876 to register or for more information.

Public Notice Public Notice

City of Estevan Rates Bylaw 2013-1914 was approved and will result in solid waste utility rates changing. Some common rates are listed below. If you have any questions or would like a complete copy of the bylaw please contact Judy Pilloud, City Clerk, at 306-634-1852 or the Estevan Land�ill at 306-634-4750.

Land�ill Service Automobiles and trucks solid wastes up to 1000 kg Weigh Only Fee White Metal Goods

Compostable Yard Wastes ( grass clippings, leaves, plants)

Fee $5.00 per entry $10.00 per entry $10.00 per appliance No Charge

HIRING SUMMER STUDENTS - PARKS - HIRING SUMMER STUDENTS - PUBLIC WORKS - HIRING SUMMER STUDENTS - PLAY PARKS - CONTACT HR@ESTEVAN.CA

LET’S CLEAN

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

City of Estevan

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

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

Del Block – Chief of Police Estevan Police Service

CAN  YOU  FILL  THESE  BOOTS? CAN  YOU  FILL  THESE  BOOTS?  

 

 

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

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

 

  THE CAMPS

THE CAMPS REGISTER

 

REGISTER

CHILD’S NAME: PAPER PLAY CHILD’S July 8 -NAME: 11 July 8 - 11 CHILD’S AGE: 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm CHILD’S AGE: 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm Draw on it, paint it, print it, make it! This camp will Draw on it, paint it, print it, make it! This camp will experiment with creating artwork on and out of EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME & NUMBER: CONTACT NAME & NUMBER: experiment with creating artwork on and out of EMERGENCY paper! paper!

  It takes someone with the desire to do something important for the   community, someone with courage and dedication who isn’t afraid of hard work, and is willing to accept the challenge of a  difficult job. If you are this kind of person, you are needed as a paid on-call firefighter.   We may be able to fit you with a pair of boots.   Contact Estevan Fire Rescue Services: phone 306-634-1850 or visit the Fire Station at 1101 3rd Street  

PAPER PLAY 118 - 4th STREET | HOURS: Mon to Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm | Thurs 10:00am 9:00pm | (P) 306 634 7644 | (E) eagm@sasktel.net | (W) www.eagm.ca MIXED MEDIA

MIXED MEDIA

PAPER PLAY

CAMP(S) ATTENDING (Check all that apply) July 15 - 18 CAMP(S) ATTENDING (Check all that apply) July 15 - 18 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm Think outside the box as we use unusual materials, Paper Play: July 8 - 11 July 8 - 11 Think outside the box as we use unusual materials, Paper 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm toolsPlay: and supplies to create art! 9am 12pm OR 1pm 4pm tools and supplies to create art! Mixed Media: July 16 - 20 ART OUTDOORS Mixed Media: July 16 - 20 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm ART OUTDOORS July 22 - 25 9am 12pm OR 1pm 4pm July 22 - 25 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm Use nature as your inspiration...and your canvas! Art Outdoors: July 22 - 25 Outdoors: July 22 - 25 OR 1pm - 4pm Use nature as your inspiration...and your canvas! Art This camp will involve creating artwork out of natural 9am - 12pm 9am 12pm OR 1pm 4pm This camp will involve creating artwork out of natural and recycled materials found, where else, but in the Sculpture: July 29 - Aug 01 and recycled materials found, where else, but in the great outdoors! Sculpture: July 29 - Aug 01 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm great outdoors! 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm SCULPTURE Describe any allergies your child has and their SCULPTURE July 29 -any August 01 your child has and their Describe allergies treatment: July 29 - August 01 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm treatment: 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm Let’s get building! This camp will explore different Let’s get building! This camp will explore different types of sculpture using materials such as clay, wood types of sculpture using materials such as clay, wood and much more! May we use photos of your child in future and much more! May we use photos of your child in future promotional material? promotional material? YES NO YES NO

July 8 - 11 • 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

Draw on it, paint it, print it, make it! This camp will experiment with creating artwork on and out of paper!

MIXED MEDIA

July 15 - 18 • 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

$50/child/camp Think outside the box as we$50/child/camp use unusual materials, tools and supplies to create art! │118 - 4th STREET │HOURS: Mon to Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm | Thurs 10:00am - 9:00pm│(P) 306 634 7644 │ (E) eagm@sasktel.net │(W) www.eagm.ca │118 - 4th STREET │HOURS: Mon to Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm | Thurs 10:00am - 9:00pm│(P) 306 634 7644 │ (E) eagm@sasktel.net │(W) www.eagm.ca

ART OUTDOORS

July 22 - 25 • 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm Use nature as your inspiration...and your canvas! This camp will involve creating artwork out of natural and recycled materials found, where else, but in the great outdoors!  

SCULPTURE

July 29 - August 01• 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

  Let’s get building! This camp will explore different types of sculpture using materials such as clay, wood and much more!

$50/child/camp

 

   

At The Library...

 

Programs are FREE!

Estevan Toastmasters - Meets every Tuesday @ 7:30pm. Multicultural Cooking @ The Library! Thursday, June 27 @ 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Ages 8 – 13 younger children can have older helpers We are all the same yet different! Celebrate cultural awareness, prepare and eat food together in a fun environment. We will supply everything needed to make a yummy Mexican Taco Casserole and delicious Ukrainian Apple Cake (Yabluchnyk). Space limited to 10 participants. Please notify us of any food allergies. Multicultural Day: Sushi. Thursday, June 27th @ 5:30 pm. Come celebrate Multicultural Day at the Library! We will be making a classic in Japanese cuisine –Sushi! Supplies will be provided. Pieces made will contain vegetables and cooked fish. To Pre-Register or for more information, please call Krista at 306636-1621. Ages 13+.

To pre-register or for information call 306-636-1621

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