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About 80 Roche Percee residents packed into Al Turnbull’s auto body shop last Thursday to hear the redevelopment proposal for the village. They also learned that they have until May 15 to make a decision on whether or not they will accept the deal put forward on May 3. Thursday’s proposal to the residents was a lot swap, where they would receive new land out of the flood plain, for their old property in the flood plain. Reid Lillico, chief administrative officer of Commonwealth Group, which was hired by the village in late 2011, said the plan would be completely covered by the province. “(It’s) a direct swap. All the costs to develop the 38 lots, including water, sewer and road, sidewalks, etc., the whole development, would be covered by government,” he said. Commonwealth consults in structuring publicprivate partnerships, in or-

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Lyndon Stachoski, representing the Village of Roche Percee, opened the meeting with village residents last Thursday to look at the redevelopment proposal for the area. der to support infrastructure renewal, high quality public services and the efficient use of public assets. After recently meeting with the

province, they were asked to come back to the community to see if a proposal could be organized that would deal with the ma-

jority of Roche Percee’s issues. The proposal needs approval from the village before it can go back to the province. Lillico told those in attendance the decision they must make is more about the future of the village than it is about an individual property. “You, as a community, are going to have to make some decisions, and you’re going to have to stand up to the plate,” said Lillico. “If you want Roche Percee to survive … this is the only way it’s going to survive.” In some respect time is running out, as Deputy Mayor Sharon Wells noted interest in Roche Percee is growing thin in Regina. The May 15 deadline, just 11 days following the meeting, allows for little flexibility. “There’s not a whole lot of wiggle room for the simple reason that Commonwealth is meeting with the ministers (in late May),” said Wells. “They’re not

meeting with bureaucrats. The bureaucrats have basically said, ‘We’re running out of patience for Roche Percee.’ They’re meeting directly with the ministers, and the ministers are saying, ‘You know, we’ve got to get something done, and get it done now.’ They do have a timeline within their own system that you either take the deal or you don’t get it.” If the proposal was approved on May 15, Lillico suggested development on the new land would begin no later than July 1. The village council said a lottery would be an appropriate way to go about doling out individual land parcels. All lots will be the same size, regardless of how much land was previously owned. The village is in the process of purchasing 10 acres of land from M&S Coal at the south side of the village and has taken an option on another 40 acres. ⇢ A2

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Some old-fashioned ,grassroots political action is afoot to try and get the dog service restored at the North Portal Border Crossing. In the most recent federal budget, it was announced that the Canada Border Services Agency must cut its budget by $143 million over the next three years. Shortly after the announcement, it was learned that over 1,100 CBSA employees had been given their layoff notice. Among the lesser known measures taken by the CBSA was the elimination of the detector dog service at the North Portal Crossing which was comprised of Holly and her handler Tobin Tisdale. Up until the service was discontinued, Holly was the CBSA’s only detector dog in Saskatchewan and had been used not only at the

local crossing but also at the Regina and Saskatoon international airports and other border crossings in the province. Concerned about the elimination of the service and its potential impact on the community, a group of local residents began placing posters around the area highlighting the cuts and asking people to contact Souris-Moose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki. Pat Dzuba, who spearheaded the poster campaign with her husband Sam, said they were spurred to action after learning the service would be eliminated. “We absolutely need a drug dog, we have to have a drug dog,” Dzuba said. “We have just been trying to help. We don’t need any more drugs in Saskatchewan, or anywhere.” To get word of the cuts out, Dzuba began distributing posters and said the community has been very supportive of the effort to

The fight is on to get the detector dog service at the North Portal Border Crossing restored. The service, which was comprised of Holly and handler Tobin Tisdale, was part of the Canadian Border Services Agency cuts following the recent federal budget. get Holly reinstated. “I took them to the schools and to the hospital and everybody was great

there. I put them on all of the bulletin boards. Somebody told me the other day they saw one in the Regina

General Hospital.” Another group alarmed about the cuts is the union that represents the over 7,000 CBSA employees, the Canadian Immigration Union. Saskatchewan president Brea Lewis said not having Holly’s services deprives the CBSA of an important tool against wrongdoers at border crossings in the province. “Our closest dog for front line detection dogs is Emerson, Manitoba and Coots in Alberta,” Lewis said. Ron Moran, the CIU’s national vice-president for the Prairies, said when the cuts were announced, they were told that front-line staff would not be affected. However, they have since come to learn that in Saskatchewan not only has Holly been cut, five intelligence officers, including one who was stationed in Estevan are on the chopping block. ⇢ A2

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Decision on Roche Percee’s future ... ⇠ A1 The proposed development would also include a new community hall with village administration and public works, while the flood plain would be developed into a provincial and municipal park. Commonwealth is meeting with the province at the end of the month and depending on the community’s vote, hope to have an answer from the province as to whether they would accept the proposal by June 15. “We’re in a situation where there is a major impetus for the province looking at this, to have the community demonstrate to the province that you really want this village to stay alive and move forward,” said Lillico. He said the province wouldn’t allow homeowners to remain on land in the flood plain unless they were able to get an insurer, which he said was unlikely. “You’ve got to demonstrate insurability, and you’ve got to hold the village and the municipality and the province harmless in relationship to that activity. That’s the way it’s going to be,” he added. Asked from a member in the gallery if the residents really had a choice in the redevelopment proposal, Lillico replied, “No, you don’t.” “Look, in life you have to make some hard choices. It’s really a Roche Percee

thing. It’s not a your thing. I’m sorry. If you want Roche Percee to survive, you got to go this route. If you don’t want it to survive, do your own thing.” Wells said the proposal could be considered necessary to ensure the village remains viable. “If the people are not willing to take the swap, build a house, bring some tax dollars in and keep the community going, there’s no point in us putting in a $1.2 million hall. If they’re not willing to support the town and keep it going, there’s just no point.” It was noted that from the beginning of the flood problems, the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program has been telling residents they won’t be paid for their land, only their homes. The land swap is a way to work around that issue. “Government (has been) saying I won’t pay you for your dirt, so this is the way of working around it so that you can get a swap for your dirt,” said Wells. With a number of grey areas along with questions from the audience, Lillico decided a committee should be formed to meet with him immediately. Five individuals came forward for the committee, which was expected to begin meeting early this week.

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The St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary made a $20,000 donation to the hospital last Wednesday during their annual tea and bake sale. From left to right: Lori Buchanan of United Way Estevan (the auxiliary is a member agency of the UW); St. Joseph’s executive director Greg Hoffort and auxiliary president Audrey Loustel. The funds will go towards the new dishwasher which was recently purchased for the hospital.

Komarnicki hopeful service will be restored ⇠ A1 “These are people we rely on to target commercial cargo, to gather intelligence, to analyze what importers have a history. These, by our definition are all frontline jobs and certainly cutting 19 dog handlers, one of which is the only dog in this province, is by every definition front-line work.” Lewis added that North Portal is the busiest crossing in Saskatchewan and that Holly and Tisdale were the port’s fastest tool for drug detection. She said the duo also worked throughout the rest of the province for the CBSA

Ed Komarnicki and other agencies. “Corrections has often used Tobin and Holly as well,” she said. “They have a letter of acknowledgement from a correctional institution. Not only is it a loss for the agency,

it is a loss for the entire province.” The Mercury learned Monday there is hope the service could be restored at North Portal thanks in part to the local campaign. In an interview, Komarnicki said he has been receiving a number of contacts and e-mails about the matter and has since been in touch with the minister responsible for the CBSA. Komarnicki said those talks have left him “reasonably certain” the dog service will be preserved. “It certainly caught the attention of quite a few people and I have cer-

tainly been advocating on behalf of maintaining the position because of what is happening on both sides of the border. It is a very busy port in Saskatchewan and as we know, there is a lot of industrial, oil and economic activity on both sides of the border and having the capabilities that (Holly) has would be advantageous.” Komarnicki had not received final word before The Mercury went to press. Repeated calls to the Canada Border Services Agency media relations office in Ottawa for a comment were not returned.

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“Now they want to do their own songs, and I’m willing to help them, but of course I’m just the dad who doesn’t know anything about that. So I just tell them to come and A3 see me when they want to do it right.” - Brad Johner

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Johner’s musical brand is expanding By Norm Park of The Mercury So far he’s been able to keep up with the shifts of personnel ... you know, who is playing with whom, when and where, and in fact, he’s quite relaxed about the whole situation. Brad Johner is enjoying the most recent twist to his musical career, having his sons join him for a variety of concerts and appearances. They’ve been doing it for awhile and so far ... so good. Johner still has a hectic schedule with his regular bandmates and sometimes he and his brother, Ken, joined by a musician or two will, reprise the Johner Brothers tunes they established in the 1980s as one of Canada’s hottest country and western musical duos before Brad took off on a solo career. That was met with success and several awards such as the Male Country Artist of the Year, Favourite Country Artist at the Canadian Independent Music Awards and three Juno nominations. Occasionally now with all five sons in tow, Johner is discovering a new joy in producing music that will appeal to his substantial fan base, while adding some new ones. “The boys and I just did a concert in Maryfield

Brad Johner and his sons plus their young friend & musician Simon Jasieniuk, following the musical path. and on Thursday we’re doing a store opening (Cabela’s) here in Saskatoon. They’re expecting over 6,000 people, so the boys are really pumped about that — a whole parking lot full of people. Hope the weather is better,” he said with a chuckle. Johner’s oldest son Lucas, 18, handles piano/ keyboard and provides vocal harmony, occasionally becoming a lead singer when the Johner family takes to the stage. Jesse, 16, is the drummer, while Quinn, 14, also contributes keyboards as well as lead and harmony vocals, and Matthew, 10, chips in with some bass

work and also likes to operate the lighting systems and works on the technical side on occasion. Then there is six-yearold Aidan. “He’s our merchandiser extraordinaire along with Rhea (wife and mother). He’s showing interest on the singing side too, so who knows?” Johner said “it was a pleasant surprise” that the boys took to music so wholeheartedly. They took piano lessons like a lot of kids do and their father said he never pushed them toward taking up music as a serious consideration. “We made music available to them, had a drum set in the basement, the usual

stuff. Of course they knew about 100 half-songs ... you know, they kinda knew part of the lyrics to a bunch of songs, but didn’t know any of them completely. Then we decided to do a little concert for their grandpa and grandma’s anniversary, so we put something together and they really seemed to like it,” said Johner. Sometimes Lucas’s friend, Simon Jasieniuk, 17, joins in with bass and guitar. The harmonizing for the Johners has come about almost effortlessly. They sorted that out quickly as they added to their repertoire. Sometimes the boys

take the lead roles and Dad will simply back them up, playing a little bass in the background. “Now they want to do their own songs, and I’m willing to help them, but of course, I’m just the dad who doesn’t know anything about that. So I just tell them to come and see me when they want to do it right,” he said with a laugh. Swinging between his work with the sons, his brother Ken and/or the full band he deploys with his solo gigs, hasn’t created any major problems for the veteran performer. “Ken will be joining me for a concert this month, but he’s farming, so it’s tough for him to be available in May. Then the boys and I will be at the Orr Centre in Regina on May 12 for a farewell concert for the Western Christian College. They’re closing their doors so they’re going out with some music,” said Johner. There is a corporate booking on May 26 that will include Brad and Ken plus the regular bandmates and on June 8, Ken and Brad will be joined by bandmate Sean on bass for an RV Jamboree in Weyburn. Brad and his son, Lucas, are also booked later this summer for a music festival.

“It just falls together, really it does, with a full band, with Ken, with the boys. Now the boys are just getting a little more involved, learning new songs, learning what they do best and how to pace a full set and full concert. They have access to a recording studio when they think they’ll be ready and I’ll help them with that, but of course, I’m still just old Dad who doesn’t know anything about it. Sometimes I wonder if they understand what it is I’ve been doing all these years?” he added with another laugh. “They’re finding out that it can be a lot of fun. It’s good for them to get out and meet people and they don’t mind the road,” he said. Johner said as far as his own career was concerned, he appreciated the opportunity to “kinda fly under the radar for awhile.” He’s recording, doing singles and has written some new material that will come out as singles. “I’m doing, and we’re doing, more shows than ever. It’s a full calendar actually and getting that face time with people ... I really like that part of it and when Rhea can join us, she gets to keep all the Johner guys in line. We’re having fun,” he said in conclusion.

Return of theatre season hoped for 2013 The Souris Valley Theatre will lose two full seasons as a result of last year’s flooding, but the board is eager to get to work and bring performances back to the Energy City for next year. They are still waiting to hear back about their claim from the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP), but Heather Vermeersch, the theatre’s chairwoman, said they are hoping to get down to the theatre site and start on some cleanup. Seats need to be replaced, dressing rooms and washrooms repaired and some landscaping must happen to get the grounds back into respectable shape. “It will be a project of

the slow and steady (kind), and it will be one thing at a time,” said Vermeersch. “We are very hopeful that we can get the area functional and in the fall, look for productions to bring in next year.” The cantina building was in OK shape but needs work, and luckily the stage structure was fine. She noted that the theatre board is held in limbo to some degree as they await the final PDAP decision. They last heard from PDAP about a month ago, and they toured the grounds together in January. Still, she said they aren’t in a position to complain about their predicament, as many others have lost homes and are still waiting on a response from the assistance

program. “We understand people’s homes and businesses and livelihoods are at stake. As much as it’s important to us, (the theatre) needs to be thought of as an extra right now.” She added that it’s a slow process, but that it’s to be expected considering the workload they have. Vermeersch said she does understand the importance of live theatre to the community. The support for the community theatre production of Hairspray last summer, in place of Souris Valley Theatre’s productions, showed there is interest in hosting live performances in the future. Keeping the theatre is an “integral” part of the community for some, said

Vermeersch. “Definitely, people want theatre in their community. We’ve been able to bring talented people the community. There is definitely an interest in the arts. We are very pleased with the support we’ve received from people.” She noted that it isn’t just a perk for community members, but also a draw for the city to have the theatre active. It’s a way to bring people in and entertain them once they’ve arrived. Vermeersch remembers bringing musicals in and having something special for the people camping at Woodlawn Park. “I was always proud to have that.” Along with the plays,

the theatre allows for an opportunity to expose youth to the performing arts. There aren’t any plans for a youth theatre camp this year because of a lack of facilities, but Vermeersch said the camps are something they would like to reactivate as soon as the productions once again go live. “We also want to bring it back into the mix, and share the talents of the professionals that they give to the youth.” Vermeersch said they are looking into doing some kind of fundraiser later in the summer. She wasn’t sure what they would be planning, but suggested it might not be on the same scale as last

year’s community musical. A coffee house setting or a talent show are some ideas the board might be considering. The theatre also received an extension for the Spectra Community Connections grant of $20,000 they received in 2011. They didn’t take advantage of the money last year, but will look to use it in the restoration of the theatre this year. Vermeersch said they are still without a theatre manager, so that is something the board will work on in the coming months. A board meeting at the end of May will be an opportunity to get some things decided for how the theatre will move forward this summer.

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City to appeal 2011census figures The City of Estevan says it was shortchanged and will ask the federal government to look into the matter. Since the release of the 2011 census earlier this year, the City has been vocal that the figure of 11,054 is nowhere near representative of Estevan’s actual population. At the April 30 regular meeting of council, they unanimously passed a motion to apply for a review. “We don’t think they have the right numbers, we still don’t think they are the right numbers,” Mayor Gary St. Onge said. “We are concerned that they didn’t count everybody. If

it doesn’t cost us anything, we might as well let them know that we are not happy about it.” St. Onge said the foundation of their belief that they were shortchanged is the covered population statistics released by the provincial Ministry of Health. The covered population is a tabulation of all the people in a community who have a Saskatchewan health card. As of June 2011, the government figures showed there were 12,335 people in the city with health cards. However, when the census figures came out Estevan’s population was pegged at over 1,250 fewer people.

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The census figure is an important number for the city. Most provincial and federal grants, including provincial municipal operating grants, are factored on a per capita basis so each person counted means extra funds for cities, towns and municipalities. The appeal is just an application and the government can deny a review, but St. Onge said the wording of the document leads them to believe a review is likely. St. Onge added he would also like the City to explore the possibility of hiring a firm to conduct a census on their behalf. A number of commu-

nities, most recently La Ronge, have taken a similar step after feeling their population figures were incorrect. “Get people who know the city well and really go after people and bug them until they get the right numbers,” St. Onge suggested. The one drawback of taking such a step, which would likely cost $20,000 to $25,000, is that the private census is not recognized by the government with respect to grant funding. However, St. Onge said there are other benefits. “You can show them once and for all this isn’t right,” he said.

Free Spirit officially unveiled to the public Although it has been standing sentry outside the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the past few months, the latest entry into the city’s outdoor art collection was recognized Friday. The Sculpture Free Spirit, which was created by local artist Cheryl Andrist, was officially unveiled during a brief ceremony at its location outside the main entrance to the SVALC. Councillor Roy Ludwig, who is chairman of the Spectra Place committee, and mayor Gary St. Onge brought greetings on behalf of the City. Ludwig noted that when the committee decided to add a piece of art outside of the SVALC, they asked for submissions and that Andrist’s statue encompassed what they were looking for. For her part, Andrist said she was thrilled upon learning of their decision.

“It’s an honour just to have my piece of work somewhere in the community,” she said. When coming up with her idea, Andrist said she wanted to keep in line with the Estevan Beautification Committee’s theme of Pure Energy. “I started working with symbols and tried to get all the concepts together with the symbolization.” Andrist noted the circular design was meant to symbolize the sunshine which Estevan is well known for as well as other aspects of the community. “The circle itself is all-inclusive. Both genders are used and the action is meant to represent movement because the leisure complex is open to all different kinds of activities and that is what Spectra Place is for. The colour black is to represent our two industries, oil and coal.”

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Farming outlook optimistic after tough year After enduring one of the worst years in history, there is optimism that 2012 will see a rebound for farmers in southeast Saskatchewan. The majority of the farmers in the area were unable to even plant crops in 2011 as the runoff from winter and subsequent heavy spring rains flooded fields and caused all manner of headaches for producers. However, as the farming season is about to get underway in earnest, Grant McLean of Saskatchewan Agriculture said 2012 is shaping up to be a much better year. “Individuals are looking at pretty good subsoil moisture and I think are quite optimistic on being able to recover some of those acres that they weren’t able to get planted last year,” McLean said. “I think there were some concerns initially that if they had extra snow cover, we may have a repeat in some cases, but I think with the situation as it is now

Although there is still a significant amount of water in fields throughout southeast Saskatchewan, there is optimism for a strong year for farmers after last year’s rain-induced flooding kept many producers from planting crops. they are pretty optimistic about the opportunities.” McLean said the recent precipitation may make things a little wetter than farmers would like to see at this time of year. He added there is still standing water in some areas and

other issues that may arise from the 2011 flooding. “Some of the other challenges is dealing with the weed population depending on whether or not they could get into control some of those weed populations. The fertility level

Tick warning issued As the weather warms up, the Ministry of Health reminds Saskatchewan residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of coming into contact with ticks while enjoying the outdoors. There have been occasional sporadic cases of Lyme disease reported in Saskatchewan, including one case likely acquired in Saskatchewan in 2011. Lyme disease is potentially carried by the blacklegged or “deer” tick which currently makes up only .03 per cent of the tick population in the province. Most Lyme disease cases are related to travel to another province or country where Lyme disease is more common. Ticks are found in tall grass, brush or wooded areas throughout southern Saskatchewan. The great majority of ticks are the American dog tick or “wood tick.” “Throughout Saskatchewan there is a slight chance of being exposed to Lyme disease primarily through contact with

blacklegged ticks that are transported by birds,” entomologist and provincial West Nile co-ordinator Phil Curry said. “The province maintains a surveillance system to monitor all the different types of ticks and tick-associated diseases in the province.” Tick bites occur most often during early spring to September. “When in areas that have ticks, wear longsleeved shirts, long pants, socks, enclosed shoes or boots,” Saskatchewan deputy chief medical health officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said. “It is also recommended to use insect repellent containing DEET and stay on paths to avoid contact with overgrown brush when hiking. “Also, when returning from outdoors people are advised to do a daily “tick check” and regularly check children and pets after they have been outside in risk areas. If any ticks are found, people should remove them carefully.” The first symptom of

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on some of these fields are going to be quite variable depending on whether or not they were flooded or had vegetation growing on them or when they were able to control that vegetation. The drier conditions last fall did allow many of them to get many of those fields in a more workable condition.” According to the weekly crop report, just three per cent of crops in the southeast have been seeded as the recent rains and cool temperatures have prevented farmers from attacking their fields. “The big challenge with the cooler temperatures is the limited amount of growth for individuals that are looking at preseeding wheat control. Once we get some of these warmer temperatures they will be able to take advantage of that.” Asked if the flooding might prompt farmers to change what types of crops they plant, McLean said those decisions are generally made on an individual business level.

“Cereals have always been a significant portion of most producers cropping plans,” he said. “In the last couple years, prairie wide, canola has always produced some relatively good returns. Flax has been a bigger factor in southeast Saskatchewan and with the challenging situation they had last year, I think the flax acres province wide were lower. We may see some of that rebound. Individuals have also seen some very buoyant prices for peas.” Overall, just two per cent of the provincial crop has been seeded thus far according to the report. Rain was recorded in most regions of the province and has slowed down any early progress that was being made. Locally producers have seven per cent of the peas, four per cent of the lentils and one per cent

of wheat and durum in the ground. It’s expected that six per cent of the acres will not be seeded this spring due to excess moisture issues carried over from the past couple of years and there are reports that some extended periods of warm and dry weather is needed as fields cannot handle much more precipitation before excess moisture becomes an issue again. The majority of winter wheat and fall rye crops are said to be in good condition. There are a few reports of winter damage and flooding damage from last fall. Four per cent of the winter wheat and three per cent of the fall rye have incurred some winter or spring damage. The wet conditions have also caused some calving issues for livestock producers according to the report.

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Working both angles Our senior governments have embraced ideas and plans to increase our skilled workforce and the importance of hiring and training skilled tradesmen and women has never been more pronounced. Estevan, the Energy City, is again sitting on the cusp of advantages and opportunities that need to be even more fully embraced. For starters, we have our Estevan Comprehensive School that takes its name and mission seriously. It is a true comprehensive school that excels in turning out graduates who have learned the fundamentals and are definite prospects for pursuing rewarding careers in the trades. The school takes pride in keeping their vocational/trades programs updated and well equipped and that sometimes comes with sacrifices and additional time and fundraising efforts. That’s when local industries have arrived with fresh funds and input to add to core funding that comes from taxpayers. What is important is the fact that the trades programming at ECS has thrived over the decades and its importance has grown along with educator expertise. There aren’t too many high schools in the province that can boast of a similar track record when it comes to preparation for future careers or more advanced training. Then less than a kilometre down the road, there is the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute (SETI), another gem within our community, the capabilities of which are just now being explored and advanced. It too, is being supported by senior governments and industry and like our other provincial industrial training centres, offers unique training opportunities for niche markets, as well as basic requirement courses. So while we applaud our province’s and country’s efforts in bringing in offshore recruits with specific skill sets, it still takes time to have them certified and then match the skills to the employment opportunities. Transitioning skilled workers to the jobs where they want to be can be financially risky and time consuming. There are Eastern Canadians who are unemployed, but none too anxious to move west to deploy their skills. There are unemployed or underemployed Americans who could move right into jobs being offered in Saskatchewan, but for one reason or another they can’t or won’t. Whether they be rig hands, truckers or information technology technicians, it’s not always that easy. Crossing borders, even in Canada, can be a gut-wrenching decision. Most of us have a sense of home and that must be acknowledged and appreciated, even in tough times. Labour mobility is not that easy. So we will keep on cheering when we see signs of offshore recruitment paying off. We will welcome our American and Canadian neighbours from elsewhere who have decided to join us in the local labour force. We know we have only resource-based industries for the most part, but that too can change. We cheer again when we see educational programs focused on Aboriginal workforces reaping results. We all know that getting people paying taxes rather than collecting employment insurance is one key to a healthy economy. We also know that training a local population to succeed in a skilled trade reaps immediate rewards with less cost in time and money. So by combining the two programs, we should be able to address local and regional labour shortages in a timely manner. We just have to keep everyone, including our politicians and bureaucrats, devoted to the cause. This is no time to take the eye off the ball. The pitch is coming in at 100 mph. We need to be in the batter’s box and focused, not casting wandering eyes to the grass out in right or left field.

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How do you spell that scholarship thing I got? As a much younger person, I recall lobbying my high school’s administration to implement a “Tried Hard” scholarship or prize at the end of the academic year. I had to admit that finding worthy recipients on an annual basis might be daunting. It was my warped sense of righteousness that led me to declare that there were plenty of awards and lots of money made available to the obviously brightest students, but that left out some deserving candidates who did a whole lot more with a whole lot less in the cerebrum department who probably deserved a look-see. In other words, they worked twice as hard to achieve a decent mark of B+ or a 73 per cent while the brain trust kid could whip off a 98 without breaking a sweat. Make no mistake, I wasn’t a candidate for either category, so I made my case without any conflict of interest. The term dogged determination never applied to me. I was there for the laughs, an occasional enlightenment on something scholastic in nature, as long as it didn’t interfere with social activities, football practices or seeing if Judy needed a ride home. But I was classified as a Rhodes Scholar at one point. All right, let’s clarify that slight spelling error. Roads Scholar I believe the principal meant as in, “Parksie, if

Norm Park All Things Considered you don’t get your average up over 63 per cent, you might as well hit the road.” That made an impression on my slightly scarred little soul, so I buckled down a bit more diligently and damned if I didn’t get to that 68 or 71 or whatever it turned out to be. Whatever it was, it certainly wasn’t fodder for the scholarship run. I didn’t even make the first cut. I blame my inability to speak, write or yes, understand the language of French and algebra for my not-so-unique scholastic gradient. That 13 per cent in trigonometry in the second semester didn’t advance my scholarship potential either, but it certainly provided some clarity toward my career choices. I never did capture the subtle essence of trigonometry and I know not why, nor do I lose sleep over it. It just wasn’t to be. Algebra and computations ... same thing. I just don’t like dealing with numbers and made the mistake of uttering that statement in front of one of our city’s local accountant types, Patrick Dupuis, a number of years ago. We were seated at Table 4 in Waterhole No. 3 with

The fact that today we are talking about nothing but good news on our Crown sector front is almost newsworthy in itself. Of course, I say “almost” nothing but good news. The Crown sector isn’t quite perfect yet. There is still the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, whose $11.4-million operating loss in 2011 represents a steady rise from the $10.9-million loss in 2010, the $10.6-million loss in 2009, the $8.5-million loss in 2008 and the $6.7-million loss in 2007. Those of us who inhabit the cities often sit back and wonder why the government is in the retail liquor selling business at all - as opposed to restricting its involvement to the wholesale distribution business like most every other government in the free world. After all, this concept of private liquor purchasing isn’t exactly foreign in much of rural Saskatchewan where there are private liquor vendors and people haven’t seen the end of the world yet. There are still legitimate questions about SaskPower rates and SaskTel cell coverage. And there remain nagging questions about Crown debt that continues to pile up as the Crowns spend a billion dollars a year on infrastructure - including a predicted $1.7 billion in 2012. While you may have heard a little grumbling about all or some of the above, the Crown sector has actually quietly been out of sight and out mind for most of Saskatchewan in the last couple of years. That’s because in recent times, it has quietly gone about its business of providing services for Saskatchewan taxpayers and, yes, providing healthy profits.

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friends from the Molson and Bacardi families in attendance and I uttered the statement that his profession defied explanation and was probably a tough road to hoe what with him just having stuffy old numbers to deal with every single day. Well, did I get my auditor’s assets handed to me! Patrick went on at great length ... waxing poetic on the wonders of accounting, finding solutions to complex financing plans, defining reports and the art of forging (that’s probably not a good word selection) and then being able to read financial statements while enjoying the details found within them. There was the rush involved in helping a client find a solution to complex problems that dealt not only with money but also time, space, personnel and so on and so on. I hollered uncle, right after hollering for another round. He convinced me, once again, that what I knew about the wonderful world of numbers was limited and none too enlightened. OK, so some people like to read financial statements. I get it. I prefer Sports Illustrated ... even their swimsuit edition. When they get Kate Upton explaining the accounting notes after the operating revenue report, maybe I’ll pay attention. Until then, I say enjoy your flailings and flaws while you can.

In fact, according to the Crown Investments Corp. (CIC) 2011 annual report released last week, our provincial Crowns posted profits of $450.9 million last year on $4.6 billion in revenues - a healthy return on investment in the range of 10 per cent. This comes on the heels of a tidy $436.3-million profit in 2010, so it appears that another solid year in the Crown sector is becoming less of a rarity and more of a trend. Remember, we may be talking about monopoly utilities in some cases, but our Crown corporations aren’t exactly private companies mandated to achieve as large a return for their shareholders as possible. Instead, they are mandated to provide services to customers that they might not otherwise get (such as STC bus routes or SaskTel cellphone services in remote and rural areas) at the lowest rates possible. Added to this is the fact that the Crown corporations are also expected to provide healthy dividends so that the government can balance its own books. In 2011, that dividend to the general revenue fund was $128.5 million - less than the $471-million dividend in 2010 or the $755-million dividend in 2009, but a healthy dividend nonetheless. Also, the Crowns are expected to provide a dividend of $273-million in 2012 and dividends of around $150 million a year for the next five years or so, according to CIC officials. Setting aside whether or not governments should be so reliant on the Crown corporation dividends, they clearly are. Therefore, it’s good to report that we now seem to have a healthy Crown sector that is generally fulfilling its mandate.

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Questions need to be answered The Editor: At this time last year we had already been through flood one and were about to go into flood two here in Roche Percee. We had a resident who lived on the wrong side of the dike and moved out on April 13 and she only got to go back to her home a couple of days before the “big one, flood four” on June 19 hit, which destroyed her home along with most of the other village homes. But this flood did more than affect those of us in Roche Percee, it affected everyone in the southeast. If you lived south of the valley and needed to go to a doctor

or drugstore you had to use Highway 39 (when it was open), otherwise you had to drive across Rafferty Dam (when it was open). When these routes were closed, you would have had to go over to Regway up Highway 6 and then back. So if you lived south of Oxbow you could see the town but would have had to drive 200 miles to get there, or go by boat, if you had one. The bridges on Highways 47, 39, and 9 crossing the Souris River are designed for a flow of 197 cubic meters per second. We had flows of about 770 m3/s. The water that backed up at Highway 39 was at least three feet

higher on the upstream side of the highway. Now I’ve been told that the river drops, on average, about one foot per mile so that makes the water at Roche Percee at least one and a half feet deeper. So some of the damage could have been prevented had the highways been to at least a 600 m3/s standard. Now everyone else is supposed to build to a one in 500 standard, everyone but the Department of Highways that is, and the meetings that I’ve been at, they (Department of Highways) say that they have no plans to take it to that standard. I guess trade and people don’t

count, rules and suggestions are just for Joe Public. At one of the conferences that I attended, it was stated that the standard that the dams were operated for was for a one in a 100-year event and Sask. Watershed Authority was held to that standard. Muncipal Affairs has stated that they think that 2011 was a one in 3000-year event. How much worse did these rules make this situation? Why wasn’t the standard set at the one in 500-year event level plus a safety margin of 10 per cent? In the RMs we had a river flowing from Grif-

fin through Benson to the Souris River south of Frobisher, or over to Lampman and then to Alameda Dam and then down the Souris River. The question has been brought up as to how much of this water was caused by drainage? How much of the water coming down the Souris could have been prevented if there was no drainage? During the flooding, some farmers saw this as a chance to drain when everyone had flooding on their mind and would blame everything on the rain and flooding not where the true cause was. All of this has a snowball effect that affects everyone

downstream and only ends at the Atlantic Ocean, if it ends there. We don’t know what pollutants the water carries. We don’t have a wetlands inventory map to see what happened here during this past year, and SWA doesn’t have the manpower to check the whole situation out to come up with an answer. At this time I wonder why has no public inquiry been done to see if there is an answer to any of the questions mentioned above, or doesn’t anyone care? Reg Jahn, Mayor of Roche Percee

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The Editor: I was reading the Leader-Post on April 13, 2012 about how SAHO came to the bargaining table with SGEU Cancer Agency Nurses and gave them a final offer of a 5.5 per cent increase over 39 months. Then I was listening to the news on the same day saying the premier and MLAs got a 2.8 per cent raise due to cost-of-living. Something does not make sense in my mind. SGEU Cancer Agency Nurses get offered 5.5 per cent minus the 2.8 per cent the Saskatchewan legislative assembly cost-of-living raise equals 2.7 per cent for SGEU Cancer Agency Nurses Raise over 39 months. That is how I see this equation equalling. I, myself think if the Members of the Legislative Assembly get a cost-of-living raise all residents of Saskatchewan should get it. Well, I wrote an e-mail to Premier Wall. It took three e-mails and I got an e-mail back from Premier The Estevan Mercury welcomes letters from its readership. All letters must be SIGNED to be eligible for publication and include your full name and a phone number where you can be reached during the day. All material is subject to editing. We also ask that hand written letters be legible. Send your letters to:

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Brad Wall. He explained the Members of Saskatchewan legislative assembly received an automatic, inflation-adjusted pay raise of 2.8 per cent this year. The increase is remuneration for base salaries and extra duties is based on a cost-of-living formula tied to inflation. Do we all not feel this inflation? Premier Brad Wall was in Estevan this month telling us how Saskatchewan is prospering. I will tell a short story. Our little school in Bienfait used to have Toast on Tuesdays. Now we have breakfast everyday as some children would not have any if they did not receive some at school. Prospering is the key word as rent is around $2,000 for a three bedroom house. Gasoline to drive to work is $1.26 per litre, a can of coffee is $18 or $19, power bills keep increasing, SaskTel keeps going up, the price of bread has almost

tripled in the last year, hamburger last year was on sale for $1.50 per pound now it’s on sale for $2.99 per pound. I could type all night so I will stop there; you get the point. The point is if your legislative assembly needs a raise, so does each resident of Saskatchewan. I am a member of CUPE 5999. Remember Premier Brad Wall and SAHO, we are also out of a contract, and Premier Wall you wrote in my letter, how are you going to cover this one up? Well, people of Saskatchewan how do you like what you voted in this time? They did not get my vote and will never get it back. By the way Premier Brad Wall, do not spend your $4,500 raise this year all in one place. Thank you everyone who reads this letter, it’s your turn to stand up and be counted. Sandy Hedstrom Bienfait, Sask.

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The Editor: Recently, there have been concerns voiced about the proposed new Tim Hortons on the northeast corner of the Estevan Shoppers Mall lot. The management of Estevan Shoppers Mall would like to address these concerns, and inform the public of the measures taken to make the project a success. Undertaking a project that impacts the community in as many ways as this one

does presents challenges and there are a lot of things to consider. When we learned that Tim Hortons was looking to expand into the King Street area, we saw an opportunity to meet their need while benefiting our customers. We have worked closely with the City and with Tim Hortons to meet requirements and address concerns such as traffic and congestion. We are confident that the public will be happy with the solutions we have settled on,

and see solutions to some current problems, such as bridging the gap between our lot and that of Canadian Tire with a paved roadway, and relieving congestion at the Fourth Street location. We look forward to further serving our shoppers by welcoming Tim Hortons to the mall. Theresa Charne, Vice President of Leasing, Estevan Shoppers Mall

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Saskatchewan labour laws at risk

The Editor: My wife and I sat in the car outside our polling station this last provincial election and discussed how each of us would cast our vote. Not being very involved in politics, but strongly believing in the importance of exercising her right to vote, she wanted to know why I was choosing to vote for the NDP, when her choice was otherwise. This is what I told her: I really feel there is no good choice. I am voting for the NDP because I feel they are the better of the two evils. I don’t like the NDP’s platform, spending like wild men, similar to the old Conservative ways of the past Grant Devine era, but I feel better about that than the Saskatchewan Party option. I explained how I like many of the things Brad Wall is putting out front in his campaign, but it is the hidden issues I believe are coming and he is not telling

us about them. What I like is the responsible spending of our money, commitment to health care and even the essential service legislation, it just needs a dispute mechanism, as the courts have ruled, and it is good to go. What I am afraid of, is Brad’s personal attack on unions and how this is going to affect the Saskatchewan labour laws. You can only imagine the look on my wife’s face after CTV News Wednesday night, when they aired their report about the labour laws Brad and his party are going to review and how they focused on unions. Sometimes it is not good to be right. Let me explain my view on unions. I believe that the union acts as my lawyer when it comes to my rights under the Saskatchewan labour laws and the contract I have with my employer. My union dues are the insurance premium I pay in case I need

this service. Just like any agreement, sometimes this works in my favour and sometimes it does not, I am neither being screwed over, nor am I taking advantage of the company, it is what I agreed to do in return for compensation. It is just that simple. Many unorganized workers or employers think unions protect members that are lazy. When I hear this, I think the employer/ manager is too lazy to do their job and follow the labour laws and the contract in place to terminate that employee; anyone can be fired for the right reason. So why am I writing this letter? I don’t want all of us to pay the price for a personal fight between two people. I am referring to Bob Bymoen of the Saskatchewan Government Employees Union and Premier Brad Wall of the Saskatchewan Party. The issue, Bob spending his members money on TV advertising, to try and

screw over Brad and get Saskatchewan voters to not vote for the Saskatchewan Party. Brad is now going to exercise his power that Saskatchewan voters gave him, to spend our money and change the labour laws that have taken years to develop, just to screw Bob over. Brad is accusing Bob of spending union money for his own agenda, without union members support. If this is the case, the SGEU members have rules in their constitution to deal with this situation. Remember, anyone can be fired for the right reason. Brad is telling us that he feels he needs to weighin and protect the SGEU union members. How grand of him, right? His proposal is to let union members opt out of paying union dues. Do you think this will make the unions more accountable? I think not. If you did not have to pay your house fire insurance dues

and still get the benefits if your house burned down, you would be an idiot to pay your insurance premiums. How long do you think insurance companies would stay in business? This is not Brad looking after union members, this Brad taking down unions. Really, if Brad thinks this is going to make unions more accountable, then apply his plan to members, (residents), of the province of Saskatchewan. If I do not feel that the Saskatchewan Party is operating in my best interest and being accountable, I should not have to pay provincial taxes, and don’t forget, I still want my health care, roads fixed and all the other good things the government provides for me. If this were the case, how many of us would still pay our taxes? How long would the Sask. Party be able to operate the province with the same rules Brad wants to impose on the

unions? Please do not be blinded by the smokescreen that is being put up by Brad Wall for his hidden agenda. These labour laws are what make Saskatchewan and Canada a great place to work and live. I am afraid that we will be turning back the clock in history by making changes to our labour laws and I hope we will not have to repeat an experience similar to the 1931 riots in Estevan, that claimed the lives of three coal miners, before for we realize the mistake we could be making. If you are not a union member, you might think this is not my issue, but be very aware we are all a part of labour and these pending changes will eventually affect you. Make sure you take the time to be educated on the upcoming review process and participate in it. That is all I ask. Alan Murray, Estevan, Sask.

NDP leadership convention date announced Saskatchewan New Democrats will chose a new leader in 2013. The current opposition announced last week they hold a leadership convention Saturday, March 9, in Saskatoon. The convention will take place at TCU Place. A regular annual party convention will also take place at the same location on Fri-

day, March 8 and Sunday, March 10. “We’re looking forward to an exciting weekend in Saskatoon next March,” said Deb Higgins, chair of the Leadership Contest Committee. “We expect a diverse field of candidates, thoughtful speeches and lots of energy on the floor as the results of each ballot are announced.”

The NDP have been without a leader since Dwain Lingenfelter resigned after losing his seat in the last provincial election. John Nilson is the current interim leader. Anyone can register to attend the leadership convention. Convention delegates will have the opportunity to hear speeches from the leadership candidates

before balloting takes place. Similar to the last two conventions, the NDP will use a one-member, one-vote process to select the next leader. Party members will be able to participate in the leadership selection process in a number of ways including online, by phone, mail in ballot or in person at the leadership convention. Anyone with a valid 2013 NDP

membership will be able to vote for the new leader. The deadline to purchase memberships will be early in 2013. The campaign period officially opens on September 4, 2012. Leadership forums in locations around the province will be held later in the fall and early winter months to give the public an opportunity to meet the

leadership candidates. “The NDP is a grassroots democratic party and we encourage everyone to get involved and attend the convention,” Higgins said. “A leadership race is an opportunity to talk about who is best to lead the NDP, but also an opportunity to talk about our values as a society, and the choices we will make for our province.”

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Students fast to offer safety to less fortunate A 30-hour fast gave local high school students an opportunity to raise some money for children in Third World countries. Estevan Comprehensive School students went hungry last Friday and Saturday as they took part in World Vision’s annual 30 Hour Famine. The famine is a mainstay fundraiser for students at the school and continued this year with 22 students raising $3,204 for World Vision. While ECS students have participated in the fundraising for a long time, the social justice club recently took charge of organizing the event. This is the second year for their involvement. G r a d e 11 s t u d e n t Brayden Gervais is a member of the social justice club and this is the second year he has taken part in the famine. He said it’s a way to learn about less fortunate children, particularly those in poorer countries, and a great way to meet other students in the school. “It was a really great time, we did a lot of group and team-building activities,” said Gervais. “We talked a lot about the problems in Africa and other Third World countries and how we can solve them. We really learned a lot. It was a great experience.” The students gathered together in the courtyard after school on Friday, af-

Twenty-two students took part in Estevan Comprehensive School’s 30 Hour Famine on Friday. The famine ran from 8 a.m. on May 4 to 2 p.m. the following day, and students began by learning something new about the other participants before getting the activities started in the courtyard on Friday. ter already skipping lunch, they played games and had lots of activities to keep their minds off food. They would go without three more meals. The famine lasted from 8 a.m. on Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. There are four categories that can be donated to. Each student identifies where they would like their pledges to go, but because of the ubiquity of the Kony 2012 campaign, which pledges to arrest

Joseph Kony over alleged war crimes, a lot of money was going to protecting children. World Vision came into the school for a presentation earlier this year and talked about raising money for child protection in Africa in an effort to work with the Kony 2012 campaign toward a singular goal. “We are going to be giving most of our money to safety, so safety of peo-

ple, shelter, protecting kids from war,” added Gervais. The experience is what’s important for him. When the students take part in the famine, it’s a group of like-minded youth looking to make a difference somewhere in the world. Gervais said that connection with the other students is part of what the 30-Hour Famine is all about. “It’s all sorts of teambuilding activities and get-

ting to know people, and bonding over our mutual decision to try and help these kids and help these families in Third World countries.” After participating last year, he and his fellow social justice club members took it upon themselves to get other students involved so they could raise more for the children who need it. “As a social justice club we got together and

decided that those of us who did it last year would definitely come and try to recruit more members, because the more the merrier and the more people we can spread this cause to the better.” One of the ECS teachers who helped organize the event through the social justice club was Ashley Cote, who said everybody was very hungry and ready to eat by the end of the 30th hour.

Health and Healing Expo set for Estevan Estevan residents will have the opportunity to learn about their bodies at a Natural Health & Healing Expo. The event will be held at the Wylie-Mitchell Hall June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to organizers, as people are realizing it is very important that they take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, they are searching for options to assist them in making decisions as to what can help them most. The Natural Health & Healing Expos are designed to bring a wide range of products and services together in a nonjudgmental and non-competitive environment where the public can come and feel safe and supported in exploring their options for what may work for them. They will have opportunity to receive information, have mini-sessions and/or readings, listen to presentations, shop for products, eat healthy delicious food, and meet some amazing and fun people; all of this while strengthening their personal power and intuition in trusting that they are the true expert on themselves and the choices they make. People are becoming

increasingly more aware and educated that better results are achieved when treating the whole person thus the concept of total well-being which encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of that person. Most communities have an incredible range of alternative health options,

many of which people are surprised to hear they have access to in the smaller centres. These options have the ability to greatly support their traditional medical treatments and in some cases reduce or eliminate the need for more intrusive options such as surgery, prescription drugs, etc. This expo helps inform

the public as to options available. The demand for venues like these has been growing fast with the first Natural Health and Healing Expo held in Medicine Hat in 2009 and this year they will be held in several smaller centres throughout southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The focus is on educating one other and creating community. Comments received from the public consistently have been along the line that they feel so good at these events. They are so used to the typical “trade shows” that encourage a more competitive energy and these are designed for a more

inclusive and supportive energy ... the public feels that and so they want to stay and learn all they can about their options. No judgment, no competition, all love and caring. To find out more about the Estevan Natural Health & Healing Expo, please contact Chaelynn Slykhuis at 1-306-736-8086.

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A variety of incidents lead to calls A variety of nuisance issues as well as a number of more hard-pressing issues absorbed the time and attention of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) personnel this past week. On May 2, EPS members received a report of a vehicle being broken into sometime during the previous night. The vehicle had been parked in the central part of the city. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle but the matter remains under investigation. A man riding a bicycle was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street on May 2. This incident occurred in the north central part of the city. The bicyclist was not injured. EPS next received a call regarding a person who was among a group of people who threw a beer bottle through the window of a vehicle located in the south central part of the city. The matter remains under investigation. On May 2, police received a number of calls regarding dogs running at

large within the city. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pets properly secured or they may be apprehended. A break and enter occurred at a central business in the city where a large amount of copper wire was stolen. This too, is under investigation. On the night of May 4, police responded to a report of a vehicle being driven into a ditch. The 19-year-old operator was apprehended and issued a 24-hour driving suspension as a result of the incident. An intoxicated man was arrested at a north central establishment on the night of May 4. He was lodged in cells until sober and charged with being intoxicated in public. A loud party in the east central part of the city led to a warning being issued to the people in charge and those attending the party regarding the city’s noise bylaw. The party ended as a result of the visit. Two separate disturbance calls were handled by

police on the night of May 4. Police were able to diffuse the situation without further action required. They also diffused a local domestic disturbance that same night. A 38-year-old man was charged with being intoxicated in public on the night of May 4. He was lodged in cells until sober. A vehicle rollover incident in the north part of the city resulted in a 17-year-old female driver being charged

with impaired driving. No one was injured. A 19-year-old male driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension after being stopped by police in the north central part of the city on May 4. When EPS members attended to a parking lot in the north central part of the city on May 5, they found an unconscious woman who was subsequently transported to hospital by emergency

medical services personnel. It was believed she suffered only minor injuries but was admitted to hospital for cautionary reasons. A 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with being intoxicated in public on the night of May 5. He was also charged for being in breach of court-ordered conditions that required him to abstain from consuming alcohol. Three disturbances in the northern part of the city were addressed by EPS members on May 5. The matters were handled by police without further action required. A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged for impaired driving in central Estevan on May 5. He now has a June 4 court date. A 57-year-old man was arrested and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference as a result of an incident reported to police on May 5. He made his first court appearance May 7. On May 6, EPS members received a report of an assault in a north central

establishment. The matter remains under investigation. A break and enter at a residence in the south central part of the city was reported to police on May 6. Cash had been taken from the home and a significant amount of damage had been inflicted on the residence. This incident remains under investigation. EPS responded to a disturbance call coming from a business located on the east side of the city on May 6. The suspects had fled the scene prior to police arrival, but EPS members were able to track them down and a 20-year-old man was taken into police custody and detained until he appeared in court on May 7 since he had been wanted on a number of warrants that had been issued earlier. A 21-year-old man who was in some distress and requiring assistance was first assessed by police and then transported to hospital by emergency medical personnel for further treatment on the night of May 6.

RCMP investigating three separate incidents A trio of incidents in the rural areas surrounding Estevan and Torquay have led to investigations being established by the Estevan detachment of the RCMP. The first incident occurred on the night of Friday, April 20 or early morning hours of April 21 when a business located near Highway 39 informed the local detachment that they had spotted what appeared to be bullet holes in the walls of their business. Investigation suggested that the bullets had exited through the back of the building. The second incident occurred later in the day of April 30 or early morning hours of May 1 when RCMP received a report indicating that about 250 pounds of copper wire had been taken from a site just west of Estevan, just off

mation regarding any of these events is asked to contact the Estevan RCMP detachment at 637-4400 or report what you know anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800222-8477. Crimestoppers does not subscribe to call disHighway 39. The third event was a break and enter at a farm near Torquay. The incident may have happened around March 19 when a quonset was broken into and several items stolen. Among the items taken was a turbo charger which would fit a John Deere 8570 tractor or a similar model. A trolling motor, fishing equipment and several tools were also missing, along with tool boxes and tools. Anyone with infor-

play phone services and callers do not have to reveal their identity. A cash reward of up to $2,000 may be paid for information that leads to an arrest in any one of these offences or any other serious crime or drug related offence.

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to all the businesses and individuals who donated items to our raffles, silent auction & door prizes for our Annual Fundraising Banquet. To our volunteers and members, the Alliance Church for use of their facilities, Melony Materi - Guest Speaker, Living Hope Singers - Tara Ashworth, Jessica Young, Kaylah Turner

Pro-Life would also like to honour the passing of Heddie Turnbull for her years of dedication to Pro-Life. May she rest in peace.

Randi Haukeness A memorial service will be held May 19 at 1:00 pm at the

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Off To The Jamboree

Five Estevan safety patrollers spent the weekend in Regina for the annual jamboree. Along with other patrollers from throughout the province, the local kids attended a handful of events and toured facilities such as the RCMP Depot. From left to right: Const. Don Dechief, Kenton Jones, Abby Hanna, Mackenzie Park, Jessica Shebaylo-Lajoie, Logan Chernoff and Const. Lana Gropp. Missing: Taeuk Nam.

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Drug dealer receives 20 months After making four separate drug deals to undercover police, a local man received 20 months in jail. Jason Lunn was arrested last June, charged with trafficking cocaine and possessing the proceeds of crime. Guilty pleas were entered on Jan. 30 before the matters were back in Estevan provincial court this past Monday. Lunn first sold two bags of 1.3 grams of cocaine to the undercover officers for $220 on May 6, 2011. The next day, a deal was reached to sell five grams to the officers for $500. He actually gave them 1.8 grams. Another sale occurred a

few weeks later when the officers exchanged $80 for one gram of cocaine. In all, $800 were exchanged as part of these transactions. The 32-year-old served six days on remand immediately following his arrest and received a six-day credit for that time. All items that were seized have b e e n forfeited, and Lunn will be under a 10-year weapons prohibition, in which he cannot possess any weapons, ammunition

or explosives. In other court proceedings, a

show-cause hearing was held for Ronald Lukye, who was arrested May 4. Lukye faces charges of sexual assault, sexual interference and assault, that alleges both sexual and physical abuse over a number of years.

The evidence revealed during the show-cause hearing is protected by a publication ban, but Judge Karl Bazin decided not to release Lukye after both the Crown and defence presented their arguments. Lukye was remanded in custody until May 24, at which time dates for a preliminary inquiry may be set. Two other individuals were in custody, both

facing charges of drug trafficking and possessing a firearm. The Crown consented to the release of Terrence Lever with conditions that he not contact the co-accused, Emmett Brady, not possess any illicit drugs, abide by a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and submit to a search without reasonable grounds no more than three times per month. He is also barred from possessing a cellphone, firearms or ammunition. Lever will return May 24.

The Crown would not agree to release Brady, so he was remanded to May 24, at which time a show-cause hearing may proceed. Brian Dodd , who was also in custody, appeared on Monday and will remain on remand. He faces charges of sexual interference, as well as making and possessing child pornography. His matter was adjourned until June 4, so the defence and Crown could discuss a possible resolution. Pleas may be entered at that time.

Safety the focus this week Safety will be the focus this week as the City of Estevan recognizes a pair of important events Emergency Preparedness Week and North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. Saskatchewan Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. For 2012, the dates are May 6- 12, 2012. The national event is co-ordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners. The week encourages the public to develop a plan if an emergency happens in their community and it

will be some time before response personnel get to their residence. Homeowners should be prepared to take care of themselves and their family for a minimum of 72 hours. Estevan EMO Co-ordinator Helen Fornwald will make an interactive presentation to Westview School Friday for Grade 3 and 4 students entitled Sparky Builds a Kit. Fornwald will also be attending local schools to deliver promotional material. Also, there is a draw ticket in the City Page for the public to cut out, fill in their name and drop off at city hall upstairs for a chance to win an emergency ready kit. When dropping off the

ticket, people will receive a 72 hour emergency guide brochure. The draw will be made on Friday, May 11 in the afternoon. You must be 18 years of age to enter the draw. With respect to North American Occupational Safety and Health Week the goal is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. The SCSA (Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association) and the Estevan Regional Safety Committee held an event Tuesday at the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre which had a special focus on eye safety.

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Council Briefs

News and notes from the April 30 regular meeting of Estevan city council The meeting got off to an entertaining start as Grade 4 and 5 students from Sacred Heart/Sacré Couer performed a poem for the members of council. Their appearance was part of a mayor’s poetry challenge introduced by Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco. • • • • • • It was noted that the City’s safety co-ordinator, Helen Fornwald, was recently awarded the Safety Practitioner Award by the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. The award is given in recognition of an individual’s dedication and outstanding contribution to the success of the SCSA. • • • • • • Council received a let-

ter from Municipal Affairs Minister Daryl Hicke informing them that the 2012 education mill rates have been set. For agricultural property, the rate is 3.91 mills while the rate for residential is 9.51 mills. The commercial property rate depends on the value of the assessed business. On businesses with an assessment of less than $500,000 the rate is 12.25 mills. If the assessment is over $500,000, the assessment on the first $499,999 is 12.25 while an assessment between $500,000 and $5.9 million has a mill rate of 14.75 mills. The rate for an assessment of $6 million or more is 18.55 mills. • • • • • •

Council approved a request from the Estevan Exhibition Association for three event permits. The association will be hosting the Rumble in the Dirt cabaret on June 16, beer gardens in conjunction with the Estevan Fair on June 18, 19 and 20 and beer gardens for the annual rodeo from Sept. 7 to 9. • • • • • • In his report, City manager Jim Puffalt said the kickoff to the annual Keep it Clean campaign on April 16 was a success. Puffalt thanked the various City employees who were part of the event as well as volunteers from Arc Resources and Enbridge who also picked garbage up. • • • • • •

Grade 4 and 5 students from Sacred Heart/Sacré Coeur School read a poem prior to the April 30 regular meeting of Estevan city council. The reading was part of the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge which was started by Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco. Puffalt said the City is also excited about the upcoming Burton Cummings and Simple Plan concerts that will be in Spectra Place. Cummings is scheduled to play on June 15 while Simple Plan will be in Estevan Aug. 12. He noted tickets are going quickly for both events. Puffalt said leisure services is also working on adding a show in July. He also put out the call for groups interested in volunteering at the events. If a group supplies volunteers from their organization, they will receive $100 for each person who works an event. • • • • • • Council approved repairs for the City’s lift sta-

City still awaiting word on PDAP claim

The City of Estevan has yet to receive final word on their claim to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program but there is a chance they won’t be getting as much as they hoped for. At the April 30 regular meeting of council it was noted that the City still had not received word from PDAP on their $7.2 million claim but were hopeful that a decision would be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks. The claim was to recoup funds spent last year during the flood and the resulting damages to areas such as Fourth Avenue which was partially underwater for days. There was also damage to the Estevan Municipal Airport where overland flooding caused a number of issues. While speaking with the media after the meeting, Mayor Gary St. Onge said the City has received a letter that left some staff members with the impression Estevan’s claim would be somewhere in the $3 million range. “They said they were prepared to give us $3

million but they wanted to re-examine the airport. I don’t know if there is that much tied into the airport,” said St. Onge. “It is frustrating in the fact that when they first came here and they examined everything the first time, their inspector said this looks good and everything sounded so positive.” PDAP’s decision will have a major impact on

the City’s budget for the upcoming year on a couple of levels. First and foremost the more money they receive, the more work they will be able to take on this year. Conversely, the less money they get the less work the City will have funding for. In addition, the likelihood that taxes will have to be raised to carry out infrastructure work is higher.

tion located by Highway 18. According to a report from Puffalt, the work is required to prevent further damage to pipes, which are currently being pulled and twisted every time the pump runs. The cost of the work, which was not included in the 2012 budget, is estimated at $22,000. • • • • • • Council was also presented with a new food and beverage services contract at the meeting. The report noted that Wenham Enterprises, the current operator, was the only business to respond to a request for it. The members of coun-

cil, after asking questions about the length of the deal and possible out clauses, passed the recommendation pending final approval of the contract. • • • • • • The building permit report for March was released at the meeting. The City enjoyed a strong month as 16 permits, which had a combined value of $1.6 million, were issued. The bulk of that figure was an institutional permit worth $1 million. For the year, the City has issued 46 permits with a value of $7.1 million which is slightly ahead of last year’s pace.

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Debate continues over Keystone Pipeline The Keystone XL Pipeline became something of a political hot potato in the legislature last week. The government and opposition NDP sparred about the controversial pipeline and shortly afterwards released dueling press releases. In a Sask. Party release, they chastised NDP MLAs for voting unanimously against a resolution to support the important Keystone XL pipeline project. They claim the $7 billion project would create hundreds of thousands of jobs, pump millions of dollars into the Saskatchewan economy and further build our province’s international reputation as a source of secure energy. “By voting against this motion, John Nilson and the

NDP are sending a clear message to the people of Saskatchewan - they are against jobs, against economic development and against keeping our economy strong and growing,” said Saskatchewan Party MLA Bill Boyd. “It’s not really surprising though – as we saw in the election last fall, the NDP have no sustainable vision for Saskatchewan’s future and seem determined to drag our province back into a past of economic stagnation and population decline.” The Saskatchewan portion of the Keystone XL pipeline enters the province near McNeil, Alta. and continues southeast to Monchy. Major environmental groups have expressed no concern about the pipeline and the project is also sup-

ported by organized labour. “Our government remains focused on the things that are important to Saskatchewan people: keeping our economy strong, keeping budgets balanced, keeping spending sustainable and keeping our election promises – keeping the Saskatchewan Advantage.” The NDP also fired out a release, noting the Sask. Party government used its majority on Thursday to prevent the NDP from speaking during a debate on the XL pipeline. They claim the Sask. Party monopolized the full allotted time for debate on the issue, refusing to allow the NDP to speak to the motion. NDP MLA and energy and resources critic Cathy Sproule stood to introduce

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an amendment to support the Keystone XL pipeline with the National Energy Board as its regulator, but was refused. In response, the NDP was forced to vote “no” on the Sask. Party

motion. “The Sask. Party chose to play games instead of having a meaningful debate about building a more value-added economy in the province,” said Sproule.

“Our support for the resource sector is unwavering, so is our insistence on democracy.” The NDP says it is committed to progress in the resource sector.

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fired unit. The retrofit project is an integral part of the power station’s life extension, B&W said in the statement that was released April 30. Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group president and CEO Randall Data, said B&W is committed to executing the retrofit in a safe, timely and efficient manner. “We’re pleased SaskPower has chosen us and look forward to providing

project support on this important pressure part retrofit at Shand Power Station, Data said. Robert Watson, SaskPower ’s president and CEO, noted that Shand provides about 300 megawatts of baseload power in Saskatchewan. He said it was critical that Shand continues to operate at peak levels. The retrofit is expected to be completed by the end of May.

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Beat Of The Drum

Pleasantdale School’s Grade 3 to 5 students performed their spring concert last week, full of music, dancing and drum beating.

Don’t forget light bulbs during spring cleaning SaskPower is reminding residents not to forget their light bulbs when it comes to spring cleaning. SaskPower is offering consumer incentives to make the switch to energy efficient bulbs by partnering with retailers this spring to offer customers a rebate on energy efficient light bulbs in exchange for each incandescent bulb returned.

“One-fifth of the electricity used in the average Saskatchewan home is for lighting alone,” said Rob Norris, minister responsible for SaskPower. “If every household replaced just one standard 60-watt bulb with a 15-watt CFL bulb, we’d save enough electricity to power over 5,000 homes for a year, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by

30,000 tonnes per year.” Saskatchewan residents are encouraged to take incandescent bulbs into participating retailers and exchange them for $3 rebate coupons on Energy Star bulbs. The program runs over two weekends this month: May 5-6 and May 12-13 at select retail locations across the province. Participating retailers are:

• Canadian Tire • select Co-op stores • The Home Depot • Peavey Mart “Making simple changes like switching to energy efficient light bulbs saves Saskatchewan residents money on their power bills and helps reduce harmful emissions to the environment,” Robert Watson, SaskPower president and CEO said.

“Energy efficient bulbs last many months longer than the regular bulbs in houses, putting even more money back into pockets.” Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) and LED bulbs last from 10 to 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs, depending on the type of bulb used. Each CFL saves about $40 over its lifetime. By replacing 40

bulbs in a house, customers could avoid spending as much as $1,600 on power. A limit of 10 coupons per customer applies, while supplies last. Coupons must be redeemed May 5-13 during the promotional period. Visit www.saskpower.com/save_power for more information, including participating stores.

SaskPower asking residents to register dogs In an effort to provide a safe working environment for their employees, SaskPower is asking residents to register their dogs in May. Those that take

part in the program will have a chance to win a gift certificate for pet supplies. “The Saskatchewan government takes occupational health and safety

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Job postings continue to climb Saskjobs.ca continues to be the top site for employers and job seekers in the province. The government announced last week there was a 37.6 per cent increase in job vacancies posted on the site in April compared to the same month last year. There were 15,514 job postings last month. The highest year-over-year increases in job vacancies were in the categories of trades, transport and construction (76.4 per cent) and oil, gas, mining, and farming (74.5 per cent). The majority of employment postings are for full time employment. “Looking for work

in Saskatchewan is easier because of the popularity of SaskJobs.ca,” Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris said. “Saskatchewan is a welcoming place - thousands of job seekers continue to benefit from our leading economy.” With a new SaskJobs. ca mobile site in operation over the past month, there were 53,278 total visits to the mobile site in April. Job hunters can use the new mobile site to browse postings by location, job category and key words. SaskJobs.ca total visits in April 2012 reached 996,565 - compared to 836,103 visits last April.

As of Monday morning there were 1,144 jobs available in the Estevan region. The majority of them are in the trades, transport and construction industry and the sales and service sector.

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“Labour legislation has a significant impact on most people in the province.” A16

– Don Morgan, Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister

Reaction mixed to labour law review The Sask. Party’s ongoing battle with labour has been taken to a new level after the release of a discussion paper on labour legislation in the province. In a press release the government says it is proposing to modernize, simplify and amalgamate labour legislation as well as explore the creation of a Saskatchewan Employment Code. The intent of the review is to: (1) restructure and re-organize the legislation so it is easier to use and understand; (2) eliminate inconsistencies to reduce confusion; and (3) clarify which legislation applies in particular situations. Some examples of the topics under consideration are: essential services legislation, union financial disclosure, notice requirements, collection of employees’ wages after business closure, variable hours of work to meet needs of both employers and employees, and indexation of the minimum wage. “Labour legislation has a significant impact on most people in the province,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “It needs to be easy to

understand and effectively address the needs of employers and employees. Consultations play a key role in the development of this new labour legislation which will help provide context and a balanced approach to our work. We have prepared a discussion paper that includes questions on a range of issues to assist stakeholders in developing feedback and to initiate discussion.” The reaction to the government’s announcement has been interesting as the sides line up on each side. In a release, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says that small business owners in Saskatchewan welcome the government’s discussion paper on the renewal of labour legislation. “Balancing labour laws is our members’ top priority. When asked how the Saskatchewan government should prioritize various actions to support small business and entrepreneurship, a strong majority (74 per cent) of Saskatchewan business owners favour balancing labour laws ensuring Saskatchewan labour laws work for both employers and employ-

Don Morgan ees,” said CFIB’s Marilyn Braun-Pollon, vice-president Prairie and Agribusiness. Other priorities include reducing red tape, continuing to reduce the total tax burden, improving roads and infrastructure, and sustainable spending. “Saskatchewan small business owners welcomed the introduction of Bills 5 and 6 which introduced changes that respect the rights of workers, unions

and employers as a good first step forward. However, we’ve said there must be a total rethinking of labour policy in Saskatchewan,” said Braun-Pollon. “This review is timely as the world of work has changed dramatically over the past 25 years and often government’s approach to regulating the workplace has not. All too often, government has ignored the growing diversity of the workforce

and of workplace relationships.” The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour has expressed concern about the paper, noting the document solicits answers to questions on 15 different pieces of legislation, and resurrects social policy issues that have been settled for decades. They noted that some of the troubling questions posed in the paper include whether or not it is appropriate to pay people with disabilities at the same rate as others, if there should be any restrictions on the number of hours that employers can ask people to work, and if government should limit people’s constitutional right to stage demonstrations and to protest. “It is extremely troubling that this government is looking for feedback on social questions that were decided at the turn of the century,” said Larry Hubich, president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. “Does this government actually have doubts about the fact that employers shouldn’t be able to force people to work 60 hours per week? Does government doubt

that people with disabilities should be entitled to be paid at the same rate as their peers? I’m extremely curious about where these questions came from.” The SFL was also concerned about the short time frame for discussion. “Providing 90 days to deal with this many issues, and in this format, does not constitute a meaningful consultation process. We’ve repeatedly attempted to establish a dialogue with the minister and the premier to discuss a framework for consultation consistent with Justice Ball’s decision, but without success. I will again appeal to the minister for a meeting, in an attempt to establish a more fair process.” Stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to send written input to: Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety 300 - 1870 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4P 4W1 or submit electronically to: labourlegislationLRWS@gov.sk.ca To view the discussion paper, visit www.lrws. gov.sk.ca/modernizinglegislation.

Saskatchewan business optimism remains high Saskatchewan’s small business owners continue to have a rosy outlook on their future. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its business barometer for April and it showed that optimism for the year ahead among small

businesses remains strong at an index of 72.1 in from an index of 72 in April, and 5.7 points ahead of the national index of 66.4. Sixty-four per cent of Saskatchewan small business owners rate their overall state of business as good - the highest in Canada and well

March survey findings. Still, it is the second-best reading for the year and the first decline registered in the index since August 2011, when international financial markets seriously rattled economic confidence. Results and the full reportEconomics are available at: http://www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/barometer and www. cfib-fcei.ca/cfib-documents/ April 2012 Canada-BarometerHistory. xls Business owners in Al-

ahead of the national average of 42 per cent. Twenty-eight per cent plan to increase fulltime employment in the next three to four months - the second highest in Canada, behind Alberta. Nationally, small and mid-sized businesses were a little less optimistic in April compared with the month before. The 1.3 point drop in CFIB’s business barometer index to 66.4 gave back most of the big gains seen in the

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PROPERTY SALE TENDER

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Bad, Division 4 South East Cornerstone School is offering for sale by public tender the Estevan Teacherage, locatedSatisfactory, on 710 Eva Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan. Legal description of33 the property is; Lot K, Block/Parcel 19, Plan No. 101918336, Ext. 0 Title #: 134671495

Sealed tenders are to be clearly marked ‘Estevan Teacherage’ and will beFull-time received by the undersigned until 2:00 p.m., CST on Thursday, June 14, 2012.

employment plans

Up bidders of the28 (%School response) The Division wishes to inform following conditions:

1. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all tenders received and the highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Same 65 2. The provisions of The Education Act, 1995 regarding disposal of real and personal property must be strictly adhered to. Down

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Further information may be obtained by contacting: Andy Dobson Manager of Facilities South East Cornerstone School Division No. 209 Amount of financing needs 80A – 18th Street NE being SK met, All, 71 Weyburn, S4Havg 2W4 of past Phone: (306) 848-4726 12 months andy.dobson@cornerstonesd.ca (% response) None, 2

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berta (73.3) and Saskatchewan (72.1) continue to be the most optimistic in the country. The surge in optimism in Ontario in March was partially corrected in April - back to 67.1. Business sentiment in New Brunswick (68), British Columbia (66.9), Newfoundland and Labrador (61.9) and Prince Edward Island (62.2) improved. Optimism, however, fell back markedly in Manitoba to 65.2, while also dropping slightly in Nova Scotia (63.0) and Quebec (63.9). Provincial highlights include: • 64 per cent of businesses in Saskatchewan say the overall state of business is good (42 per cent nationally);

33 per cent say it is satisfactory (43 per cent nationally). • 28 per cent of Saskatchewan businesses plan to increase full-time employment in the next three to four months (21 per cent nationally) and only seven per cent plan to decrease (12 per cent nationally). • The shortage of skilled labour (55 per cent) is identified as the main operating challenge, an issue reported by more small business owners in Saskatchewan than in any other province. • Main cost pressures for small business include: fuel/ energy costs (54 per cent), wage costs (50 per cent) and tax/regulatory costs (48 per cent).


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Estevan airport to Sun Country in need of EMTs undergo repairs

The provincial government has announced it will split the costs of a rehab project at the Estevan Municipal Airport with the City. Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter announced last week 15 airports have been approved for grants through the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program, which is designed to help offset costs for upgrades. “I’m very pleased the provincial portion of the 50-50 cost sharing initiative will remain at $700,000 this year after being increased 40 per cent last year to meet the demand of this program,” Reiter said. “By partnering with communities,

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we’re ensuring a network of airports with dependable infrastructure is in place to enhance economic development in sectors like tourism, oil and gas and agriculture as well as assist in delivering air ambulance, medivac and STARS emergency services.” The government will provide $131,231 in funding for the rehabilitation of the main apron, a project which is expected to be completed later this sum-

“We appreciate the support from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and the various communities through this program,” Saskatchewan Aviation Council president Janet Keim said. “Aviation plays an important role in the transportation sector and the Community Airport Partnership program assists in improving the overall safety at these airports.” Eligible airports were able to apply for this provincial program funding for projects supporting economic development, general access to surrounding communities, air ambulances, commercial operations and aviation safety.

The Sun Country Health Region is in need of emergency medical technicians. Sun Country is putting a call throughout the southeast for people who would like to support their local communities by becoming part of the emergency medical services team. They can train to become Emergency Medical Technicians or emergency medical responders, with the potential for advanced education. EMS stations in SCHR are located in Estevan, Carnduff, Stoughton, Oxbow, Weyburn, Lampman, Pangman, Bengough, Coronach, Fillmore, Carlyle, Redvers, Maryfield, Wawota, Kipling and Radville Most of these communities need more EMS staff and first responders. SCHR will provide a bursary up to $5,000 per student year for a maximum two years, with a return-forservice agreement to help with the cost of education to

obtain an Emergency Medical Technician certificate. Unionized EMS personnel are paid by the region for the hours they work or provide stand-by, according to a wage scale set by a province-wide collective agreement. The First Responder education is a 40-hour course that provides up-to-date CPR training as well as a number of simulated scenarios. The Emergency Medical Responder Course is another 40 hours. The EMT course can be taken in six months if a person is willing to attend in Regina or approximately 16 months if taken locally every other weekend. Some municipalities and some local businesses have agreed to work with people who are interested in the training to allow them the flexible work schedules necessary to participate in EMS calls. Many of the necessary educational programs are

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

Museum and Gallery Assistant

We are looking for an energetic individual to assist in the day-to-day activities of a museum and art gallery. Tasks will include the setting up and striking of contemporary art exhibitions, cataloging and researching of artifacts and assisting in the design, construction and maintenance of the museum. The successful candidate will provide occasional tours of our art exhibitions and our museum and will work alongside our Educator and Director/Curator. Requirements: • procient in both Windows and Mac operating systems • procient in Microsoft Ofce Suite and Photoshop • able to do light physical labor Assets: • possess a current drivers license • knowledge of/interest in Canadian history and contemporary art • experience working with the public The position begins on May 18, 2012 and will end on August 25, 2012. Specic hours are negotiable, but it is a 35 hour work week. Wage: $15.00/hr.

Education Assistant

We are looking for an energetic individual to assist in the development and implementation of educational programming currently offered at the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum. Tasks will include leading gallery and museum school tour groups, organizing senior art workshops, developing and assisting with various art and heritage summer camps, and researching and creating immersive education packages based on our current contemporary art exhibitions and museum exhibitions. The successful candidate will provide occasional tours of our exhibitions and museum and will work alongside the Educator. Requirements: • experience working with the public (specically children) • must submit to a criminal record check Assets: • programming experience • ability to work independently • possess an active drivers license • enrolled in a post-secondary/tech school education program The position begins on May 18, 2012 and will end on August 25, 2012. Specic hours are negotiable, but it is a 35 hour work week. Wage: $15.00/hr

MEDICAL STAFF IN ESTEVAN MEDICAL CENTRE 137 King Street, Estevan S4A 2T5 Phone: (306) 634-6444; FAX (306) 634-9187 • Dr. Kofi Amu-Darko • Dr. Allison Christie • Dr. Hakan Pehlivan • Dr. Edward Tsoi • Nurse Practitioner – Lois Coffey

1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan S4A 2V6 • Dr. Yusuf Kasim – Suite 300 Phone: (306) 637-2770; FAX (306) 2772

Dr. Sunday Olowu – Suite 400 Phone: (306) 637-2765; FAX (306) 637-2767

Dr. Charles O. Omosigho – Suite 600 Shalom Medical Clinic Phone: (306) 637-2760; FAX (306) 637-2762

Dr. Khalid M. Sheikh – Suite 500 Phone: (306) 637-2750; FAX (306) 637-2752

PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 9th day of July, 2012 a tax lien will be registered against the land. Total

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Part of Lot Part of Section

Lot

Blk

Sec.

Twp.

8 1 21 31 19 12 30 G 15 B 3 16 16 20 9 5 2 4 9 5 26 7 10 2 21 25 8 7 20

167 G 136 133 133 154 133 128 26 22 6 28 2 1 403 17 98 75 74 53 216 221 222 503 67 22 36 36 90

Dated this 4th day of May, 2012

Plan

Arrears &

Range

Meredian

99SE16042 93R30157 95R57058 86R46879 84R49410 67R41348 86R46879 59A08168 76R51959 63R42566 C4297 D4772 I3279 I3279 68R22717 M4929 C1823 AH4858 AH4858 12675 86R37045 101922960 101999818 101998851 101305729 B4225 A1059 A1059 C3929

Costs

565.55 17,101.05 3,052.72 3,221.77 3,738.27 1,576.56 2,562.33 2,648.31 3,608.70 2,125.64 2,545.87 1,497.37 1,271.40 784.19 2,334.02 1,629.77 1,268.50 908.97 1,154.96 2,078.48 3,337.31 906.98 908.75 3,044.33 2,384.74 1,493.57 2,518.50 2,529.09 1,849.86 Trina Sieben, City Assessor

CALLING ALL STUDENTS (GRADES 7 – 12) to apply for a

Scholarship in the Arts

(band, drama, dance, photography, etc.). Application form ONLINE - May 11th deadline! Stars for Saskatchewan: Audrey Andrist, pianist to perform on Sunday, April 22nd at St. Paul’s United Church – 2:30 p.m. Final concert of the season, Saskatoon Children’s Choir is scheduled to perform on Friday, May 11th at 7:30 pm in St. Paul’s United Church. WANTED PROGRAM ASSISTANT Individual to assist with arranging and promoting the council’s programs, grant applications and follow-up reports and be available for media interviews. Part-time position with exible hours up to 15 hours per week. Program information at www.estevanartscouncil.com Starting salary $16.hour. Apply, with resume by May 18, 2012 to: Estevan Arts Council 701 Souris Avenue ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2T1

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ESTEVAN MEDICAL GROUP 110 – 1175 Nicholson Road, Estevan S4A 2S7 Phone: (306) 634-2661; FAX (306) 634-8821 • Dr. Jimi Akinsete • Dr. André Grobler • Dr. Mehdi Horri LET’S CLEAN UP OUR COMMUNITY! LET’S CLEAN UP OUR COMMUNITY! LET’S CLEAN UP OUR COMMUNITY! LET’S CLEAN UP OUR COMMUNITY! LET’S CLEAN UP OUR COMMUNITY!

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THE CITY OF ESTEVAN

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MEDICAL CLINICS AT ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE

TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST

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available within the region from qualified instructors who work for SCHR. The dates for basic and refresher courses are available on SCHR’s website at http:// www.suncountry.sk.ca/service/169/88/ambulance-education-programs.html “We are hoping to find some community-minded people willing to work with us,” said Charles Eddy, regional director, EMS Services. “It’s getting more and more difficult to fill these positions. We recognize that people are busy with work and family but we hope there are some who are willing to help fill this need for the good of the larger community.” “EMS is a critical piece of service to residents. Public partnerships and participation are essential.” Interested persons should call Charles at 8420223 or email him at Charles. Eddy@SCHR.SK.ca

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A18 May 9, 2012

Estevan Mercury

RCI

Construction Bulletin

KENSINGTON AND ROONEY ROAD

The City of Estevan is undertaking construction for Concrete and Surface Works The affected area includes Rooney Road and Nesbitt Drive and Kensington Avenue intersection. Property access and parking restrictions are to occur. This work will commence April 2, 2012 and will take approximately four (4) weeks to complete (subject to weather) Glen Peterson Construction Ltd and Souris Valley Paving will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations and specications.

Water Main Replacement

The City of Estevan and Province of Saskatchewan Rental Construction Incentive Program is now taking applications for funding. The Rental Construction Incentive Program provides a $ 5,000 grant per door for new rental units or conversions of housing to rental units. This $ 5,000 is matched by the City of Estevan through the CANDO Rental Construction Program full property tax abatement for the year of construction and 1st four years after. To be eligible: - The housing units must be rental and cannot be converted to condos for a minimum of ve years - This grant cannot be stacked with other rental grant programs

The City of Estevan is undertaking concrete work and road works at: Souris Avenue – Seventh Street to King Street The purpose of this work is to provide timely and cost effective replacement of existing cast iron water main with PVC pipe, replacement of existing water and sanitary sewer services from water & sewer main up to the property line and surface restoration. This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence during the week of April 9, 2012 (from Seventh Street) and will take approximately Four (4) Weeks to complete (subject to weather). Glen Peterson Construction Ltd. will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations. George Street – Dufferin Avenue to Bannatyne Avenue The purpose of this work is to provide timely and cost effective replacement of existing cast iron water main with PVC pipe, replacement of existing water and sanitary sewer services from water & sewer main up to the property line and surface restoration. This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence during the week of April 9, 2012 and will take approximately Three (3) to Four (4) Weeks to complete (subject to weather). Glen Peterson Construction Ltd. will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations.

Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place each year during the rst full week of May. For 2012, the dates are May 6 -12, 2012. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.

Woodlawn Reservoir

Every day of every year is the right time for safety and preparedness….

The City of Estevan is undertaking construction of a Treated Drinking Water Reservoir. The affected area includes The Woodlawn Avenue Right of Way North of the St. Joseph’s Hospital. This Right of Way is not a though road and no trafc will be allowed in the area that is not involved with the reservoir construction. This work will commence March 5, 2012 and will take approximately ten (10) months to complete. Ledcor Construction Ltd. and JV&M Constructors Inc will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations and specications. Safety Construction site could be dangerous. If you have children, please ask them to keep a safe distance from the site. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close to areas affected. Theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone suspiciously tampering with equipment, signage or barricades please contact call Police. Questions and Concerns The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologize for any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at 634-1818 or approach the supervisor or foreman on site.

PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED DISCRETIONARY USE Public Notice is hereby given that the City of Estevan has received an application for the development of “Secondary suite (basement)” on the following property: Legal Description: Lot 27, Block 169, Reg’d Plan 102070257 Civic Address: 2008 Nicholson Road The above noted property is zoned Residential Low-Density Single Detached Zone (R1) in which the proposed development would be classied as a discretionary use in the district, and is therefore only permitted subject to the approval of City Council. Prior to the application/development being considered any person can review, make written submissions and/or make representation to Council on the proposal. Any such intentions or questions in regard to the development proposal should be directed to Land Development Services, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 [tel 6341862] [email: ebjorge@estevan.ca] on or before the 14th Day of May 2012.

For further information please contact: Jim Puffalt, City Manager 1102 - 4th Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 1Z9 306-634-1802 ~ citymanager@estevan.ca

Further information, tips, hints and resources are available on the Public Safety Canada website at: www.getprepared.gc.ca Emergency Management and Fire Safety has provided a 72 Hour Emergency Kit for a rafe. To enter, ll in the entry form below and take it to City Hall to receive your 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness guide brochure. The draw will be made Friday May 11, 2012. Winner must be 18 of years of age or older.

Name _________________________________ Address ________________________________ Telephone Number _______________________

Please drop off your tickets at City Hall

PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED DISCRETIONARY USE Public Notice is hereby given that the City of Estevan has received an application for the development of “Secondary suite (detached)” on the following property: Legal Description: Lot 25, Block 44, Reg’d Plan 12538 Civic Address: 1317 Third Street The above noted property is zoned Commercial Downtown Zone (C1) in which the proposed development would be classied as a discretionary use in the district, and is therefore only permitted subject to the approval of City Council. Prior to the application/development being considered any person can review, make written submissions and/or make representation to Council on the proposal. Any such intentions or questions in regard to the development proposal should be directed to Land Development Services, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 [tel 634-1862] [email: ebjorge@estevan.ca] on or before the 15th Day of May 2012.

PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED DISCRETIONARY USE Public Notice is hereby given that the City of Estevan has received an application for the development of “Dwelling Units” in conjunction with professional ofces on the following property: Legal Description: Lot 6, Block 44, Reg’d Plan 12538 Civic Address: 1330 4th Street The above noted property is zoned Commercial Downtown Zone (C1) in which the proposed development would be classied as a discretionary use in the district, and is therefore only permitted subject to the approval of City Council. Prior to the application/development being considered any person can review, make written submissions and/or make representation to Council on the proposal. Any such intentions or questions in regard to the development proposal should be directed to Land Development Services, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 [tel 6341862] [email: ebjorge@estevan.ca] on or before the 14th Day of May 2012.

CITY OF ESTEVAN TENDER

CITY OF ESTEVAN TENDER

The City of Estevan invites tenders to complete the following works: Tender ES.02.2012

Entry Deadline May 11, 2012

The City of Estevan invites tenders to complete the following works:

Alexandra Ave. Underground and Road Construction Work (King Street- Henry Street)

Tender packages are available at the Legislative Services Business Division – Lower Level – City Hall. For further information regarding this tender please contact Jankit Patel at 634-1818, Fax 636-2199 or e-mail: engtech3@estevan.ca Interested Contractors are invited to submit sealed envelopes marked with the respective Tender Number to the following by 2:30 PM local time, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Legislative Services Business Division Main Floor – 1102 Fourth Street City of Estevan Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Public opening of tenders shall take place at 2:30 PM local time, Thursday, May 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Tender ES.01.2012

Milne Crescent South Leg Road Rehabilitation

Tender packages are available at the Legislative Services Business Division – Lower Level – City Hall. For further information regarding this tender please contact Jankit Patel at 634-1818, Fax 636-2199 or e-mail: engtech3@estevan.ca. Interested Contractors are invited to submit sealed envelopes marked with the respective Tender Number to the following by 2:30 PM local time, Thursday, May 17, 2012. Legislative Services Business Division Main Floor – 1102 Fourth Street City of Estevan Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Public opening of tenders shall take place at 2:30 PM local time, Thursday, May 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Estevan, Saskatchewan. The City of Estevan reserves that right to reject any or all tenders, and the lowest tender may not necessarily be accepted.

The City of Estevan reserves that right to reject any or all tenders, and the lowest tender may not necessarily be accepted.

CITY OF ESTEVAN TENDER

The City of Estevan invites tenders to complete the following 2012 Capital Works Projects: Tender ES.10.2012 Estevan Park Lighting • Pathway Lighting and Electrical Distribution Tender packages are available at the Legislative Services Business Division – Main Floor – City Hall. For further information regarding this tender please contact Kiom Weldeab, City Engineer: 634-1837, Fax: 636-2199, e-mail: city.engineer@estevan.ca

Interested Contractors are invited to submit sealed envelopes marked with the respective Tender Number to the following by 2:30 PM C.S.T., Monday, May 14th, 2012. Legislative Services Business Division ~ Main Floor – 1102 Fourth Street ~ City of Estevan ~ Estevan, SK ~ S4A 0W7 Public opening of tenders shall take place at 2:30 PM C.S.T., Monday, May 14th, 2012 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Estevan, Saskatchewan. The City of Estevan reserves that right to reject any or all tenders, and the lowest tender may not necessarily be accepted.

CITY OF ESTEVAN – 2012 WATERMAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 9, 10, & 11, 2012 Pleasantdale & Royal Heights Areas, including Cundall Drive, Woodend Place and Chinook Bay Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 15, 16, 17, & 18, 2012 Hillside Area – Bounded by Souris Avenue and King Street, Spruce Drive and Princess Street

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday May 22, 23, & 24, 2012 Trojan Subdivision, including 9th Street, 8th Street and 7th Street Centennial Park Areas and Soo Industrial Subdivision Friday, Monday, Tuesday May 25 & 28, & 29, 2012 Area bounded by Valley Street and 1st Street, Souris Avenue, 6th Street, Alice Road, including Westview Place

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday May 30, 31, June 1, 2012 Area bounded by Souris Avenue, Kensington Avenue and 6th street, Perkins Street, including the Valleyview Subdivision, Jubilee Place and Bay Meadows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday June 5, 6, 7, 8, 2012 East of Kensington Avenue (within city limits)

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Mondays & Wednesdays @ 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00 pm – Hello Computer! – Come and get answers to your computer questions in ‘one-onone’ thirty minute sessions. Bring your own laptop or use a public computer. When registering please indicate what you would like to learn. Thursday, May 10th, @ 10:45 am – Children’s Author Visit: Delila Jahn-Thue – Ages 3-99. Local teacher, columnist & author Delila Jahn-Thue travels to communities & schools sharing awareness of how our daily actions affect the land that feeds us. She is the author of a new book “Advice Between Kingdoms – How the Hays Moved Trash Mountain� recommended for ages 3-99! No registration required. Thursday, May 10th @ 6:00 pm – Cards & Teacup Candles for Teens – Ages 13-18. Do something special for your mom for Mother’s Day! Come to the library and craft her a card and a teacup candle. Teens need to bring an old teacup and the rest will be provided. They must pick up their teacups on May 11th and 12th as wax will need to solidify. Tuesday May 15th, @ 2:00, 2:30, 5:30 & 6:00 pm – Enjoy Your e-Reader – Come and get answers to your e-reader questions in ‘one-onone’ thirty minute sessions. Learn to use your e-reader and download e-books from the library catalogue. Participants must bring their own e-reader. Thursday, May 17th @ 6:30 pm – Cover to Cover Book Club: Sarah’s Key – This month we will be discussing Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay. This is a compelling fictional story of the Occupation in Paris which “unlocks the star crossed, heart thumping story of an American journalist in Paris and the 60-year-old secret that could destroy her marriage.� Call 636-1621 to pick up your copy today. New members always welcome! Friday, May 18th @ 10:30 am – Baby Time – Ages 0 to 18 months old & their caregivers. This is a perfect way to welcome baby to the Library! Join us for 30 minutes of interactive songs, rhymes and a short story. We’ll make a special craft then stay and chat with other new parents! Occasional guest speakers will be on hand also! Saturday, May 19th @ 2:00 pm – Victorian Tea Trays For Adults – Victoria Day is approaching! Celebrate your Canadian identity. Come to the library and craft a Victorian tea tray with Mod Podge and unique Victorian images. There will also be a brief multimedia presentation on Victorian society. Tuesday, May 22nd @ 6:00 pm – Common Sense Gardening – Are you curious about gardening? Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, you will benefit from a discussion with professional gardener Gerry Fichtemann. Come and get answers to all of your gardening questions! No pre-registration required. Thursday, May 24th @ 5:30 pm – Adult Movie Night: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (94 minutes - Rated PG-13) – May is Holocaust Remembrance month. Commemorate the occasion by viewing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The film is set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp. Bruno is forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. Refreshments will be provided. Call 636-1621 to register. Tuesday, May 29th @ 2:30 pm – Tuesday Afternoon Book Club: the Uncommon Reader – Can’t make it to Cover-to-Cover Book Club Thursday evenings? No problem! To accommodate your busy schedule Jill is hosting a Tuesday afternoon book club focusing on an alternate title. This month we will be discussing The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom becomes obsessed with books after a chance encounter with a mobile library. The story follows the consequences of this obsession for the Queen, her household and advisers, and her constitutional position. Call 636-1621 to pick up your copy today. Thursday, May 31st @ 6:00 pm – What to Read Next? – Unsure what to read next? Jill will introduce you to reader’s advisory databases, focusing on Novelist and Fiction Connection. She will teach you how to select new titles based on your favourite books and authors. Come and learn how to select books you enjoy. Don’t miss out on your next great read! Call 636-1621 to register. Please pre-register for all programs unless otherwise indicated. Call 636-1621. The library will be closed on May 20 & 21.

Getting StARTed at the EAGM Beginner Adult Art Classes We are currently seeking more board members. If you are interested in joining the EAGM Watercolour Painting Workshop Whether you have never used watercolours before or are a beginner wanting to hone your skills, this class will introduce you to a variety of techniques. Experience the broad capabilities of this medium in a day long workshop perfect for those wanting to try something new but not wanting to make a long term commitment. Lunch included. WHEN: Saturday May 26 WHERE: The Estevan Art Gallery & Museum COST: $150 (materials and lunch included) TIME: 10 am - 4 pm INSTRUCTOR: Gerry Oliver Call Karly at 634-7644 for more information or to register.

Tip of the Week The Estevan Police Service would like to remind the residents of the following: According to By-law 2005-1709 regarding animalsThere are several sections regarding this by-law however we would like to highlight a few of them; - No animal is permitted to run at large at any time - A dog barking for a length of time or being a nuisance to other residents is not permitted - If an animal defecates on public/private property, it is the owners responsibility to dispose of it properly All offences could result in a ďƒžne ranging from $50.00-$250.00. According to Section 209(6)(a) of the Trafďƒžc Safety Act: It is unlawful to disobey a stop sign. Drivers are to come to a complete stop in order to ensure it is safe prior to proceeding. Fine for this offence is a minimum of $230.00. If you have any questions regarding any of these tips, please call the Estevan City Police Service at 634-4767.

tradition of excellence. The City of Estevan has experienced a great deal of growth in the past three years, especially in the energy sector including oil, coal mining and power generation. This growth and economic boom has created several challenges within the City of Estevan including the Police Service. The Estevan Police Service is increasing the size of the Police Service and currently has two vacancies for the position of Constable. The Estevan Police Service has a rigorous application process; however, this process is to ensure that the people we hire to wear the Estevan Police Service uniform are the right people for the job. If you are hired as a new recruit you will enter a rigorous training period of 42 weeks. The ďƒžrst 18 weeks will be at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina, Saskatchewan where you will receive instruction in criminal law, ofďƒžcer safety, self defence, ďƒžrearms, report writing and cross cultural training. After graduating from the Police College you will receive a further 24 weeks of ďƒželd training under the guidance of a Field Training Ofďƒžcer. Experienced members are encouraged to apply. The Estevan Police Service offers an exciting career in law enforcement with excellent beneďƒžts and a competitive salary.

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.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

(Dispatcher) Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills. This person will handle incoming telephone calls, general public inquiries and complaints, and will communicate via radio transmissions with members on patrol. Must be able to work independently under stress as well as produce a high degree of accuracy.

To apply or receive further information please see contact information below.

Application packages can be picked up at the Estevan Police Service or mailed out upon request. Please return the completed package with an updated resume in a sealed envelope to:

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301-11th Ave., Estevan, Saskatchewan. S4A 1C7 or call 306 634 4767. You can also email: schartrand@estevanpolice.ca or jpierson@estevanpolice.ca Del Block – Chief of Police, Estevan Police Service Only successful candidates will be contacted.

SUPPORT WORKERS NEEDED Southeast Regional Victim Services is looking for volunteers in the Estevan City Police / Estevan RCMP detachment area to work with victims of crime and traumatic events by providing information, advocacy, support and referral. Victim Services is a police-afďƒžliated program. The following qualiďƒžcations are needed: * 18 years of age or older * pass a police security screening and take an oath of conďƒždentiality * sincere interest in and the ability to work with people * successfully complete initial training program and participate in ongoing training and staff meetings Training is provided free of charge. Funded by Saskatchewan Justice. For further information, please call 634-8040.

Request for Proposals

The city of Estevan invites proposals to provide Landďƒžll Site Entrance and Control Services for a three year term with the following hours: Winter Hours Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm inclusive Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm inclusive

Summer Hours Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm inclusive Saturdaycontact / SundayJim 9:00Puffalt, am – 6:00 pmManager For more information regarding this request for proposals, City

at 634-1803, Fax: 634-9790 Interested parties are invited to respond by forwarding sealed envelopes marked “Landďƒžll Site Entrance and Control Servicesâ€? to the following by 2:30 pm Friday May 11, 2012 Legislative Services Business Division Main Floor 1102 4th Street City of Estevan Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Public opening of the proposals shall take Place at 2:30 pm May 11, 2012 C.S.T., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Estevan, SK The City in its sole discretion reserves the right to choose the proposal that best suits it requirement and lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

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WATER & SEWER UTILITY RATES INCREASED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2012 Property Tax Discount

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Taxpayers are encouraged to take advantage of the pre-payment discount the city offers on 2012 Property Taxes if paid before June. Please note that you will not receive a prepayment notice. If you wish to take advantage of the discount please stop into City Hall or call 634-1812 or 634-1811 to determine what your 2012 discount will be.

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“It’s about our kids learning that walks and errors will kill you. Our kids have to understand that three-up, three-down innings are normal in this league.” — Southeast Legacy Twins head coach Tom Copeland on the team’s error-filled season opener, which they won 6-5.

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One of the 50 teams entered in Saturday’s Walleye Classic unloads its fish at the docks after a long day on the water at Boundary Dam.

Weyburn team wins annual Walleye Classic The rain held off just long enough for most of the entries to reach shore unscathed at the ninth annual Walleye Classic at Boundary Dam on Saturday. After eight hours spent fishing the dam, 50 boats came in to shore in two separate flights to begin the process of unloading and weighing their haul. The Weyburn team of Dave Fawcett and Lorne Garland won the tournament with a net weight of 17.56 pounds. That was the heaviest total weight for a tournament winner since 2008, when the top net weight exceeded 20 pounds. Fawcett and Garland also won the Big Fish

award after catching a walleye weighing 5.64 pounds. Taking second-place honours were Marcel Marcotte and Bernie Bjorndalen, with a net weight of 13.12 pounds. Marcotte and Bjorndalen also finished second last year. Ralph Smart and Rom Hedges fell only a few decimal points short of second spot with a total weight of 13.06 pounds, settling for third place instead. Also finishing in the money were Alan Nicholas and Nick Bennett (12.80 pounds), Joel Campbell and Richard Panchuk (12.44 pounds) and Darcy Dukart and Harley Jahn (12.32 pounds).

It was a busy day on the water, with tournament organizers having to turn away five registrations after the maximum of 50 boats was met. The Walleye Classic is a catch-and-release tournament, with teams allowed to bring in only six fish for weighing, and the top four being included in the net weight. Before the awards were handed out, the fishers heard an appeal from the organizers of the annual KRJ International Bass Tournament, who offered up a prize of $2,000 for first place in a bid to get more entries. The bass tournament is on June 16 this year.

Dave Fawcett and Lorne Garland won the Walleye Classic with a total net weight of 17.56 pounds on Saturday.

Twins stage late rally to win season opener It was an ugly way to win a baseball game, but the Southeast Legacy Twins will take it. The midget AAA team scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to edge the Regina Wolfpack 6-5 in their Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League season opener Wednesday in Regina. T h e Tw i n s ’ h o m e opener against the Regina Athletics in Estevan on Friday was rained out. It has been rescheduled for June 8. Twins head coach Tom Copeland said Wednesday’s come-from-behind win was more a factor of mistakes by the Wolfpack, but he was satisfied with his team’s opening game. “They kind of had the game in hand and they brought in a (pitcher) who was a little lower on their depth chart. I don’t think he threw a breaking pitch. It didn’t take our guys long to figure out he wasn’t throwing any breaking pitches,” said Copeland. “We had one hit in the seventh, but it was mostly

walks and errors. It wasn’t rocket science. We only had two hits in the game. “The Wolfpack kinda lost it, but our kids know that and a win’s a win and you get them when you can.” Weyburn product Justin Chuckry was on the hill for the Twins and threw three innings, allowing one hit, striking out one and walking one. Rookie hurler James Giroux came on in the fourth and got knocked around a bit, allowing five runs in that inning, although only two were earned. Giroux went three and a third, giving up six hits while striking out two and walking one. Nate Koszman came on with one out in the seventh to close the game. “Generally the pitching (in the league) seems to come out of the gate the strongest and we were the same,” said Copeland. The Twins dressed an infield full of rookies and the team made a few errors, but Copeland said the blame wasn’t all on the

infield. The Twins did get an out at the plate in the bottom of the seventh to stop the Wolfpack from tying the game. At the plate, the Twins managed only two hits all game, courtesy of Jolan Lingelbach and Carver Krafchuk, and Copeland acknowledged it’s something that can take awhile to come around. “We didn’t hit the ball quite as well as we wanted to, but it’s the first game,” he said. “They’re a good club. Their starter pitched very, very well. They’re going to be a tough team to beat, so we’ll take the two points.” He added that despite the collapse by the Wolfpack, the Twins didn’t give up and managed to remain within striking distance going into the seventh. “As much as they did lose, we didn’t stop. We kept playing and got the job done. Our guys did what it took to stay in there. “It was really one in-

ning that hurt us. It was a collection of errors. It’s about our kids learning that walks and errors will kill you. Our kids have to understand that three-up, three-down innings are

normal in this league.” Kade Erickson and Tyson Blaschke led the Wolfpack with two hits apiece. The Twins will be busy this weekend with

a pair of doubleheaders. They host the Swift Current Indians on Saturday in Weyburn and travel to Saskatoon on Sunday for two games against the Cubs.

Southeast Legacy Twins starter Justin Chuckry allowed only one hit in three innings during the team’s 6-5 win over the Regina Wolfpack in their season opener on Wednesday. (File Photo)


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Carter Kuchinka, seen here being tagged out at second, was the starting pitcher for the TS&M Tornados in their season opener against the Regina Pacers on Saturday. (File photo)

Tornados open with split against Pacers The Estevan TS&M Tornados began their regular season on Saturday by splitting a road doubleheader against the Regina Pacers in Baseball Regina peewee AAA action. The Tornados won the first game handily by a score of 18-7, but the Pacers bounced back by shutting out the visitors 13-0 in the second game.

In the first game, the Tornados built up a lead early, including a two-run homer by Brett MacMurchy in the first inning. “We came out really strong in the first bit of the game and we hit really well,” said Tornados head coach Landon Lafrentz. “After that, we were quite strong defensively and used some of our bet-

ter pitching and shut them down.” Carter Kuchinka got the start for the Tornados, with MacMurchy and Dawson Nobiss coming on in relief. Lafrentz said there is room to improve at the plate, but he was happy with how the Tornados swung the bats in their first game of the year. “I was really happy

with how they hit. You can hit balls in a batting cage all day if you want, but it’s hard until you get into a game situation to see how it’s going to go,” he said. “From a hitting standpoint, I think there’s some work to do, but we should be quite good hitters by the end of the year.” The second game of the day was a much different

story for Estevan as the Pacers’ pitcher threw a no-hitter. “I think the boys just had it in their heads that they couldn’t hit him. They got down a bit and we got in a bit of a rut,” said Lafrentz. He added that he’s optimistic about where the Tornados will go from here. “It’s early, there’s lots of time to build and we’ve got lots of stuff to work on,

no doubt about that, but it’s nothing I think we can’t fix and improve on.” The Tornados were set to visit Weyburn last night and will travel to Moose Jaw for a doubleheader on Saturday. The team’s home opener is on Sunday as they play a doubleheader against Melville. The games begin at 1 and 4 p.m.

Mermaids receive Synchro Canada grant The Estevan Mermaids are among 19 clubs that have received grants through Synchro Canada’s Club Excellence Program for 2012. The Mermaids were given bronze status according to the program’s criteria and were granted $350. The Club Excellence Program was created in

2009. It encourages clubs to streamline their operational guidelines in order to help develop stronger athletes, coaches and club programs. The four categories reviewed in determining grants are business and organizational success, parent and volunteer development, coach development and education,

and athlete development and performance. Clubs that achieve the required points in each category are awarded gold, silver or bronze status. Synchro Canada handed out a total of $18,000 in grant money. “The success of our national team can be credited to the strength, depth and hard work of our clubs and their coaches,” said

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No easy answers for local player development assistant with the bantam AA Bruins this season, said Estevan has had many near misses and believes the socalled drought shouldn’t be laid at the feet of the Estevan Minor Hockey Association. “I think there are some tokens of bad luck,” said Pierson, citing Prairie Storm defenceman Brennan Riddle as an example. Riddle was selected 17th overall by the Calgary Hitmen last week. He was born in Estevan and played here until peewee AA, when his family moved to Balgonie. “He was a great hockey player then and everybody knew he was going to be a good hockey player. Is that where the bad luck comes in and he goes to another system and develops into a great player? Or is it the unknown of it that the parents moved to give him a better opportunity?” Pierson pondered. He also noted players like Joel Stepp and Dustin Johner, who both have had long careers in the minor pro leagues after going through the EMHA system, but were born in nearby communities. “There are great examples where I think Estevan Minor Hockey was able to produce kids, but it’s forgotten because these kids aren’t from Estevan, they’re from Torquay,” he said. Pierson said there are other variables that can affect where a player’s hockey career takes him. “I have other examples where maybe they weren’t mistreated by minor hockey, maybe they were mistreated by their parents. “I just can’t say that I have coached a kid or that I can think of a kid who’s come up through this system in the last 15 years who hasn’t been given an opportunity to develop.” While the Prairie Storm had three players picked in the top 20 of last week’s draft (defenceman Troy Murray 10th, Riddle 17th and leading scorer Jayden Halbgewachs 19th), Pierson said the top-tier skill has to be there to be developed in the first place.

Thursday was the final day for the Estevan Bruins’ 3-on-3 spring hockey program. The month-long program saw 24 teams divided into novice, atom, peewee and bantam/midget divisions to play some unstructured 3-on-3 hockey. Bruins head coach Keith Cassidy, who ran the program, said the feedback has been very positive. “I think we had an amazing response from the community and the players and we look forward to building on what we’ve started this year.” He said many parents, particularly of the younger players, were astonished by the confidence their kids developed as they got a little more ice to work with. “They were amazed by the transformation their kids went through. That was encouraging,” said Cassidy. “Because there’s no

structured coaching to it, you could see the kids develop their own natural ability to read plays and where to go. You saw that more in the older age groups.” Still, there were some adjustments to be made as players got used to some of the rule tweaks, such as only having faceoffs at the start of periods. “It took them probably a game or two to figure out … that you always have to be ready to go because a lot of guys score and go celebrate like they do in a normal game, and the puck was in the back of (their) net before they were done celebrating,” said Cassidy. The plan is for 3-on-3 to be an annual program and Cassidy said the hope is to run it for a longer time period next year. He said there are also tentative plans to hold a version of the 3-on-3 program this fall.

camp and outplays the first round pick, the 10th round pick will make the team, because it’s a business.” He said there were 182 “draftable” players on the Warriors’ list, and about 80 weren’t picked. “Those 80 kids, as far as I’m concerned, all have a shot at it. Most of them will get camp invites, and they could get listed out of camp,” said MacLachlan. Kazuik cited Estevan product Lynnden Pastachak as an example of a player making the most of not being taken in the WHL draft. Pastachak is now with the midget AAA Yorkton Harvest and is drawing WHL interest. “He took an opportunity, he didn’t get drafted, he kept going and now he’s got an opportunity with Red Deer and I think that’s fantastic. Whether you get drafted, it doesn’t really matter, it’s what you do from that point forward.”

Austin Daae is the onliy Estevan player currently in the WHL.

ECS sends doubles team to badminton provincials Two members of the Estevan Comprehensive School senior badminton team are headed to provincials. Carter Daoust and Harley Doerr posted a 3-0 record at the regional tournament held Saturday in Wilcox. They now advance to the provincials held this weekend in Melfort. Daoust and Doerr opened regionals with a 21-17, 21-17 win over Balgonie. They then defeated Regina LeBoldus #2 21-18, 2114 and followed that up with a 21-17, 12-21, 21-18 win over Yorkton Sacred Heart. Meanwhile, the district playoffs for junior badminton were held Saturday at ECS. The boys’ doubles pairing of Cam Biette and Bailey Lonsberry struck gold, de-

Bailey Lonsberry serves during a boys’ singles match at the junior badminton sub-district playoffs held May 1 at Estevan Comprehensive School. feating St. Michael’s School from Weyburn in the final. Kristen Skjonsby earned bronze for ECS in girls’ singles. Eight athletes advanced to the districts by finishing first or second in their events

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“A Jayden Halbgewachs doesn’t come by every year. Those are not average kids. You have to be blessed with having the talent in order to work with the talent that’s going to be elite players.” Moose Jaw Warriors head scout Rob MacLachlan said all is not lost for a player if he isn’t picked by a WHL team. Late bloomers are listed by teams on a regular basis — the best example perhaps being Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla. “There are lots of players that don’t get drafted. I have seven on my team right now that were listed, and you saw how good we were this year,” MacLachlan said on Friday. “At the end of the day, my first round pick and 10th round pick, today, are the same player. Yesterday there was a difference, today they’re all equal. If the 10th round pick comes to

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The Western Hockey League held its annual bantam draft on Thursday, and for the third straight year, no Estevan-bred players were selected. The last Estevan player to be drafted by a WHL team was Wyatt Garagan, who went 85th overall to the Tri-City Americans in 2009. The only current Estevan product in the league is 18-year-old winger Austin Daae, who had six points in 52 games with the Prince George Cougars this year. The city has also never produced a born-and-bred NHL player. Kootenay Ice director of scouting Garnet Kazuik, who was born in Estevan, said he’s not sure why the city struggles to develop players who go on to compete at the highest levels of the game. “I don’t know if there’s an easy way to put a finger on it,” said Kazuik, whose playing days included stints with several WHL teams. “It’s not just Estevan and area. You can go into other areas and they have the same problems. Maybe it’s a bigger picture thing where we need to look at it and delve into it,” he said, citing a larger centre like Red Deer which only had one player drafted on Thursday. Kazuik noted that young players need as much time on the ice as possible and that bigger centres have an advantage in that respect. “It’s the time spent, whether it’s working on your shooting, passing, skating. Adding another ice surface (at Spectra Place), that’s going to give kids more hours spent. That’s a starting point for that. When you look at the bigger cities, maybe they have a little more exposure for coaches and different skill clinics.” Kazuik feels that the new province-wide bantam AA league which was instituted this past season will help more kids develop their game by playing against top competition. Brad Pierson, who has coached at all levels of minor hockey and was an

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Locals win 14 golds at tae kwon do provincials

Two local clubs attended the Global Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts provincial championship held April 28 in Saskatoon. A total of 38 locals competed at the event, including 32 from the Estevan Tae Kwon Do Club and six from the Lampman Tae Kwon Do Club. The Estevan club took home a total of 47 medals, including 14 gold. The Lampman members earned seven medals, including five silver medals and two bronze. H u n t e r Wa l l s t e r brought home the biggest haul, with two silver medals and three bronze. E s t e v a n ’s We n d y Courteau, Mike Keating, Jamison Keating and Darson Gunnlaugson each won two gold medals in their respective events. Other gold medal winners from the Estevan club were Dema Tyeryekhov, Braden Wallster, Ethan

Courteau, Taylen Hirsch, Gabrielle Stephany and Emma Gunnlaugson. Winning silver were Simone Saigeon, Sara Saigeon, Sykla Holden, Courteau, Robert Courteau, Pam Gunnlaugson, Darcy Gunnlaugson (2), Cole McCaskill, Zack Jocelyn, Jaiden Jocelyn, Darson Gunnlaugson, Hirsch, Lane Olver, Stephany and Emma Gunnlaugson. The bronze medal winners were Anusha Conquergood, Simone Saigeon, Pam Gunnlaugson, Igor Chernenko (2), Mike Keating, Jamison Keating, Brayden Renkas, Kyle Lawrence (2), Jaiden Jocelyn and Ethan Courteau. For the Lampman club, Tyson Bailey won silver medals in sparring and patterns, Carley Greening and Dylan Bailey each earned silver in patterns and bronze in sparring, and Sam Paxman won silver in patterns.

Lampman forward playing at RBC Cup Brendon Fornwald will face his old team at the Royal Bank Cup The Lampman native is a left winger for the Portage Terriers, who are in the national Junior A championship after winning the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship. Fornwald played 34 games with the host and SJHL representative Humboldt Broncos the last two seasons before being traded to Portage in December. The 20-year-old scored one goal and five points in 19 games with the Terriers this year. The Terriers and Broncos will meet tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Humboldt. Fornwald, who played some minor hockey in Estevan, has also spent time with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League,

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Penticton in trouble at Royal Bank Cup Every year the Royal Bank Cup comes around and every year the British Columbia representatives are regarded as something of a favourite, aside from those rare times when they don’t get past the Alberta champions. That was certainly the case this year after the Penticton Vees won a Canadian Junior A Hockey Leaguerecord 42 games in a row. Despite a very strong host in the Humboldt Broncos, the Vees were considered by many as the closest thing there is to a lock in such a short tournament. Fast forward two days into the tournament, though,

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out and Penticton is in a spot of trouble. In the RBC opener on Saturday afternoon, the Vees lost 2-1 to the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. If you’d walked into Penticton in mid-February and told people their team would lose to an outfit from

Speedway opener postponed The season opener at Estevan Motor Speedway fell victim to the weather on Saturday as the heavy rainfall that hit the area Friday forced it to be postponed.

The championship game is on Sunday and will be broadcast on TSN. *** The Southeast Legacy Twins didn’t play their first game in Estevan until July 6 last year. While that scenario should not play out again this year, the team’s schedule is trending that way. The Twins’ home opener in Estevan on Friday was rained out. The team is not scheduled to play here again until May 27. The Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League features high-level ball, but it’s

hard for fans to get familiar with a team that has its home games split between two communities and also has to battle the weather to get the games in. Here’s hoping the rain leaves the Twins alone this season. Josh Lewis can be reached by phone at 6342654, by e-mail at sports@ estevanmercury.ca, on Twitter at twitter.com/joshlewis306 or on his Bruins Banter blog at estevanmercury. ca/bruinsbanter. Is anyone surprised that Albert Pujols’ first home run as an Angel sent the Blue Jays to the loss column?

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No makeup date for the races had been announced as of Tuesday. The Speedway’s next scheduled race night is May 18.

Big Dogs play opener on Saturday The Estevan Big Dogs will kick off their Prairie Gold Lacrosse League regular season on Saturday. The junior lacrosse club hosts the Yorkton Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. at the Lignite Miners Centre. In other PGLL scores

the NOJHL at the RBC, you would have been laughed out of the coffee shop. On Sunday, the Vees faced the host Broncos in what many surely expected to be a championship game preview. Humboldt won 3-2 on an overtime winner by Andrew Johnston.

Certainly all is not lost for the BCHL champions, as they had two games left to play entering Tuesday’s tilt against the Woodstock Slammers of the Maritime Hockey League. In a tournament where four of five teams make the playoffs, Penticton might only need one win to squeak in. And literally anything can happen in a one-game playoff — just ask the Pembroke Lumber Kings, who won it all last year after going 1-3 in the round-robin. Humboldt, meanwhile, was looking to extend its record to 3-0 entering last night’s game against the Thunderbirds.

to begin the season, the Regina Rifles defeated the Regina Riot 17-11 on Friday, the Moose Jaw Mustangs dumped the Saskatoon Smash 11-4 on Saturday and the Prince Albert Predators beat the Saskatoon Smash 11-4 on Sunday.

L a s t y e a r ’s w i l d weather presented a host of challenges for SGI Canada and the Saskatchewan Auto Fund. SGI released its financial and operational highlights last week when the 2011 annual reports for both entities were tabled in the Legislative Assembly. SGI Canada is the competitive arm of SGI, selling property and casualty insurance in seven provinces. The Saskatchewan Auto Fund is the self-sustaining, compulsory auto insurance plan administered by SGI on behalf of the province. It is a public fund for motorists, cannot pay dividends and is not intended to earn

profits. SGI Canada saw a record for net storm claim costs in 2011, totalling $32.4 million. Its out-ofprovince operations experienced a high number of fire losses. All regions posted a small loss, with the exception of Ontario where the Coachman Insurance Company posted a profit of just over $3 million. The consolidated profit for SGI Canada and its subsidiaries was $441,000.

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“These results demonstrate why it’s sound business for insurance companies like SGI Canada to spread their risk across different geographic regions,” Minister responsible for SGI Tim McMillan said. “Despite the challenges faced in most regions, including here in Saskatchewan, SGI Canada was able to stay in the black thanks to its Ontario operation.” While the auto fund faced the same challenges as SGI Canada in 2011, it benefited from its rate stabilization reserve. The RSR acts as a cushion that allows the auto fund time for regular and reasonable rate changes. “Last year the RSR did exactly what it was intended to do,” McMillan said. “While the rate

proposal currently before the Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel addresses longer term trends, the RSR was able to absorb the impact of 2011 claim costs and investment volatility.” The RSR declined by $142.9 million during 2011, but maintained a balance of $134.3 million at the end of the year. The auto fund re mained focused on traffic safety in 2011, with the introduction of the Motorcycle Graduated Driver’s Licensing Program and the province-wide expansion of the Report Impaired Drivers program. SGI continued to reward safe drivers. Customers earned $104.5 million in discounts under the Safe Driver Recognition and business recognition programs in 2011, an increase from $97.6 million in 2010. The complete SGI Canada annual report can be found at www.sgicanada.ca. The complete auto fund annual report can be found at www.sgi.sk.ca.

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E-records speeding up health system The province has introduced the Saskatchewan Lab Results Repository that puts lab results in providers’ hands faster and improves the care experience for patients. “Improving patients’ access to health care services is a priority for our government,” Health Minister Don McMorris said. “As a key building block of the electronic health record, the Lab Results Repository will ensure fewer duplicate tests, quicker access to lab results and a more complete history of previous testing.” When the service is launched later this month, providers will be able to access 85 per cent of all provincial lab results. As

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What should be a very busy construction season for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is underway. According to a government release, more than 1,200 kilometres of major improvements and planned maintenance work is scheduled for 2012, made possible by a budget of $581.5 million, the second largest Highways and Infrastructure budget in the province’s history. “We’ve put more than $2.2 billion into our highway system over the past four years,� Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. “We’re going

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accommodate our growing agriculture and resource sectors,â€? Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association president Shantel Lipp said. “We look forward to working with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to continue to make our roads safer.â€? Multi-year projects designed to support economic growth and safety include: • Preliminary work on the Estevan truck bypass. • The completion of twinning on Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Prince Albert, which involves opening new lanes from Rosthern to North of

MacDowall. • Continued work on the west Regina bypass including new lanes from Highway 1 to Dewdney Avenue and a new interchange at Highway 1 to improve safety and access for truck traffic to the Global Transportation Hub. • Begin work on new passing lanes for Highway 10, Balgonie to Fort Qu’Appelle, as part of a new passing lane initiative. A total of 150 km of rural highway upgrades is targeted to be complete this season. This will increase Saskatchewan’s network of primary weight

pleted to address these aging structures on the transportation network. In addition, there will be continued work to replace the 100-year-old St. Louis Bridge off Highway 2. The ministry will also make a number of safety improvements on several highways. All construction projects are dependant on weather and contractor progress. Maintenance plans may be revised based on changing needs. For more information on construction projects go to www.highways.gov.sk.ca for a full project list and map.

corridors, as well as improve commuter and tourism routes and safety for motorists. A total of 320 km of repaving and more than 675 km of maintenance work will be in progress or underway to preserve and repair damage to the highway network. Major repaving projects will take place on Highways 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 22, 32, 37, 39, 40, 55, and 106. The work on Highway 39 will see 15 km of highway between Halbrite and Weyburn repaved. A total of 33 bridge and culvert replacements or repairs will be com-

SUN agrees to deal Crime Stoppers Report with province While a number of other unions continue to battle, the provincial government and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses have continued their seemingly harmonious relationship. It was announced last week that SUN and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) have agreed to a tentative two-year collective agreement. The announcement was made at the 38th SUN annual meeting in Moose Jaw. Related to the tentative collective agreement is the renewal of a partnership agreement with SUN, the Ministry of Health, and regional health authorities. This builds on the successes of a 2008 SUN/Ministry of Health partnership in support of maintaining an appropriate, experienced, educated and engaged registered nurse workforce for the provision of high quality, safe patient care. Following ratification of the tentative collective agreement, SUN, the Ministry of Health and health regions will formalize the new partnership agreement. “We are excited to

be part of this innovative approach to improving the health care system for those who need it the most; patients and their families,� SUN president Rosalee Longmoore said. “While we recognize the hard work that lies ahead, we are looking forward to engaging in a process designed to better support our members in providing the expert care they want to give their patients.� The joint recognition of the need for a collaborative approach to utilizing lean principles in order to transform the health care system in a manner that supports the principles of Better Health, Better Care, Better Value and Better Teams was the impetus for renewal and expansion of the partnership agreement. “We are committed to working collaboratively and commend our partners for their dedication and vision,� Longmoore said. “Nurses are a key partner in our efforts to transform the health system to improve access to safe, quality care for Saskatchewan people,� Health Minister Don McMorris said. “A renewed partnership agreement recognizes our shared goal

  

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Estevan Exhibition Association is hosting the 10th Annual ESTEVAN IDOL CONTEST If you want to be the next Auditions will be held Sunday, May, 27th at the Exhibition Hall Senior Auditions - 2:00pm (16 yrs and up) Junior Auditions - 3:00pm (Under 15 yrs of age) For More Information call Lisa Beaulieu 421-2855

The Estevan Police Service is asking for the public’s help in solving a pair of crimes. On the evening of April 9, a vehicle parked on the 1200 block of Fourth Street was damaged. The driver ’s side mirror was broken off. A grass fire was reported to police on August 2, 2011. The

and commitment to putting patients first as we work toward improving the health system.� “SAHO is very pleased that a tentative collective agreement has been reached with the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses and SAHO,� interim SAHO CEO Bernie Young said. “Details will not be released until the after the ratification process has been completed. The tripartite partnership and tentative collective agreement represent a collaborative approach to labour relations issues between the parties, which will ultimately benefit employees and patients.� The tentative agreement will be taken to S U N ’s a l m o s t 9 , 0 0 0 registered nurse (RN), registered nurse (nurse practitioner) (RN (NP)), and registered psychiatric nurse (RPN) membership for ratification within the coming weeks.

fire caused damage to a wooden fence by a business near 13th Avenue and Sixth Street. If anyone has information about these, or any other, crimes they are asked to call Saskatchewan Crimestoppers or the Estevan Police Service. Callers are not required to testify in court and can earn a cash reward if their tip leads to an arrest.

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Salvation Army supporting mental health For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month, and is releasing a report, Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty. The report reveals perceptions and attitudes among the Canadian public about individuals dealing with addiction or suffering from mental illness. The survey of more than 1,000 Canadians, conducted in February by Angus Reid Public Opinion, revealed that many Canadians have been personally touched by the issue, with 80 percent reporting that they have either a friend or family member who has experienced mental

illness and/or addiction. Due to this surprising number, many Canadians empathize with those that suffer from either mental illness and/or addiction and are looking to the government and social service programs to provide additional assistance to these individuals and their families. Key findings from the report include: • Most Canadians recognize the linkage between mental health and addiction with 71 per cent agreeing that “a lot of people with addictions have mental health problems.” • 80 per cent of survey respondents reported their belief that mental illness causes many Canadians to

experience poverty. • 87 per cent of respondents believe that mental illness should be a higher priority for the government. • 84 per cent of those surveyed think that there should be more services to help people with addictions. “In previous reports that we have released, we have seen a Canadian public that hasn’t always been sensitive to, or didn’t understand the needs of vulnerable people in our society,” said commissioner Brian Peddle, territorial commander for the Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. “Our latest report revealed an entirely different population, one that is extremely empathetic to those struggling with

Changes made to immigrant program With immigrants becoming an increasingly important aspect of the province’s labour force, especially here in Estevan, the government has announced changes to streamline the application process. Last week, Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris introduced key changes to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). These changes are being made to speed up the process while enhancing the integrity of the immigration program in Saskatchewan and to address the labour market needs of the province. The program improvements include: • The launch of additional consultations on foreign worker protection legislation to ensure that foreign nationals living in Saskatchewan during their recruitment, immigration and settlement process are protected. The proposed legislation will also benefit Saskatchewan employers by requiring immigration consultants and recruiters to be in good standing in Saskatchewan. The ministry will develop a registry of approved consultants and recruiters that employers can easily access.

• Prioritizing the review and nomination of skilled worker applications to better address the growing needs of Saskatchewan’s economy. This will, in part, help address skilled labour shortages that are affecting growth in Saskatchewan businesses. • Family category nominees will now require a job offer to more effectively connect high skilled applicants to high skill positions in Saskatchewan. In addition, supporting Saskatchewan family members will be limited to supporting one application per household until the principal applicant and their family members have successfully settled in Saskatchewan, creating greater fairness in our immigration programs. • Students graduating from post-secondary institutions outside Saskatchewan will now require one year of full-time permanent employment experience in the province before accessing the program. This will ensure that out of province graduates attach to the labour market and are more likely to settle permanently. • Applicants to the entrepreneur category will now be required to have net worth and providence of funds verified by an independent third party prior to submitting an

application. This change is being made to increase the quality of applications received by the program. “The changes announced will create an increasingly fair immigration program that will foster greater growth in the province,” Norris said. “Importantly, the ministry is strengthening the integrity of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.” The consultation process on foreign worker protection legislation will be underway until May 23. Those wishing to participate in the foreign worker protection legislation consultation process can submit their feedback online at www.aeei. gov.sk.ca/consultations-legislation-protect-immigrantsforeign-workers. Since 2010, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has been capped at 4,000 nominees per year. In addition to these program changes, Norris reiterated Saskatchewan’s request to the federal government to increase to Saskatchewan’s allocation under the provincial nominee program to 6,000 nominees per year. More information on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is available at www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca.

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poverty - and what they can do to help. Through social networking and other communications outreach, the Salvation Army will engage Canadians about the reality of poverty in the 21st century. “The findings from this year’s report are promising and reveal a population that recognizes the barriers and obstacles facing Canadians that suffer from either mental illness or addiction and how it can lead to a life of poverty,” said Peddle. “Many people who seek the assistance of the Salvation Army are affected by one of these issues, so we are

pleased that the public is eager to do more to help. The Salvation Army is working today and everyday to restore hope and dignity to all who need our help, regardless of their circumstance.” The Salvation Army provides direct, compassionate, hands-on service to more than 1.7 million people in Canada each year, restoring hope and dignity to the most vulnerable in society. As an international Christian organization that welcomes everyone, the Salvation Army’s faith motivates its mission to serve and to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

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They were looking for a new twist for a traditional event so the local branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) called on their headquarters and partners and together they set up a fully staffed diabetes awareness site in the foyer of Spectra Place last Wednesday. “Increasing awareness of diabetes, risk assessments, education, that’s what this is about,” said Regina- based Leah Domoney, public programs and services co-ordinator for the CDA, who helped set up the displays, information stations and educational literature. “We’re doing more of these higher profile visits,” she said. Shelley Boardman, a registered nurse who works from St. Joesph’s Hospital in Estevan as a diabetes educator, and Maeribeth Sullivan, a dietition at the hospital, said that as more people become familiar with the risk factors and warning signs, their jobs get more varied. They joined Domoney in her statement that earlier detection of the risk factors reduces costs and anxiety for everyone concerned, especially the potential diabetic and the caregivers. “Earlier detection means we can help them

prevent the onset of diabetes,” said Boardman. Domoney said CDA’s partners in the one-day event included the City of Estevan, Sun Country Health Region and a local pharmacy, Pharmasave, which also had personnel on site to assist those who wished to gain further instant information. The awareness clinic conducted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. wasn’t established to provide anything like a diagnosis, but rather to make the general public more aware of diabetes, how the risk assessment is carried out, how the screening is done and how people can self-identify certain things that might indicate a risk of the disease. “That can lead to a discussion with a diabetes educator, like Shelley,” said

A celebration of visual art in the community will be staged at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum on Thursday evening, May 10, with the official launching of two exhibits. The joint opening reception for Conversations in Stone by Edward Gibney, curated by the EAGM’s

director/curator Amber Andersen, is coupled with the unveiling of the exhibit entitled dwelling that features the works of Stephanie Canning, Melanie Hiske, Pam Lobb, Sacha Mlynek, M. Eileen Murray, Greg Pacek and Ginger Sorbara. It is curated by Natalie Buongiorno.

to Type 1 diabetic adults,” Boardman said. Sullivan said there is a weekly clinic held at St. Joe’s and she noted how treatments and daily

Domoney. A number of early morning walkers and joggers who were leaving the Spectra Place indoor track that morning stopped to visit with the professionals including Kay Steele, a registered nurse from Carlyle, who was instrumental in Sun Country Health Region’s efforts in establishing a diabetic and chronic disease clinical leadership group. This has led to a group of nurses who have special interest in diabetes being available to the public in Estevan, Weyburn and Carlyle. “They provide medical information as well as further education about diabetes and program development,” said Steele, who was in on the ground floor with this primary health initiative dealing with diabetes.

“The focus on this day will be information on screening and prevention and how you can reduce the risk of getting diabetes ... getting at it before complications set in. It’s all based on national guidelines,” said Steele. Domoney said she was impressed with the reaction from St. Joe’s and the health region regarding volunteers for the event and said the City of Estevan was most helpful by supplying personnel who assisted in the set-up and take down. Boardman said raising awareness of diabetes is not just a public-focus event since physicians and nurses and other caregivers such as Sullivan have to keep updated and vigilant in an effort to nip the disease in the bud. “Referrals are made after a diagnosis is made and people can self-refer or it is done through a physician or other health professional,” said Boardman. “When the referral is made, you simply phone St. Joseph’s, ask to talk with a member of the diabetes team, which could be a nurse, dietitian or any other team member, and it goes from there. We see people who are pre-diabetes or already have it and we see it at all ages, from pediatric

The reception begins at 7 o’clock. Dwelling is an investigation into the notion of home and domestic intimacy. It explores our perceptions of home while at the same time questions our role in the creation of home. Through the work of the six artists, including Estevan-

based artist Hiske, and others from Saskatchewan and Ontario, an intimate examination into domestic life begins. Conversations in Stone is derived from the process of creating the sculptures that will be found in this exhibit as the artist works with glacial erratics, their

flaws and predispositions. In doing so, an artist cannot impose his or her will on the stone. In an artist’s statement, Gibney said, “To me this is having a conversation with a stone and my most successful abstract sculptures have developed because of my ability to adapt to

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check-offs and testing have become so much easier over the years as gains are made in the development of insulin pens and spot checks for blood sugar.

Leah Domoney Diabetes Fact Sheet: Over 75,000 people in Saskatchewan have been diagnosed with either Type 1 or 2 diabetes, which represents about seven per cent of the population. It is expected that by 2022, that number could reach 111,000 or 9.9 per cent of the population, a 48 per cent increase in 10 years. The cost of treating and maintaining treatment for diabetes is estimated to cost over $420 million and is expected to rise by 27 per cent over the next decade to about $532 million. Across Canada, about three million people are diagnosed with diabetes. People with diabetes incur medical costs that are two to three times higher than those without it ($1,000 to $15,000 annually) and treating diabetes ranks in the top five direct costs to company health plans. Identifying factors: 40 years of age or older; a parent or sibling with diabetes; a member of a high-risk group (First Nations, Metis, South Asian, Asian or African); gave birth to a big baby (over nine pounds); had diabetes during pregnancy; high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight and carry most of that around the middle; little physical activity and smoking.

Two exhibits opening at art gallery serendipitous moments in the act of creation.” Curator Andersen will provide further details regarding Gibney’s work during the reception, while Buongiorno and perhaps Hiske will provide more information regarding the collaborative dwelling exhibit.

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Noah’s Story in Technicolour

Students from Sacred Heart/Sacre Coeur School, under the direction of principal Mary Ellen Barreth, added colour and music to their retelling of the story of Noah in their production of Technicolour Promise on stage at St. John the Baptist Church last Friday. The production included a colourful choir that accompanied the main characters in the story.

60 and Over Club Notes Estevan Christian Submitted by Shirley Graham Club Secretary Yo u k n o w w h a t ? People who live in glass houses should dress in the basement! We were delighted to have two new couples out for hand and foot canasta on Monday. Welcome, and please come again! Canasta starts at 12:30 p.m. and is over around four o’clock, with lunch served at 2 p.m. We are

always looking for new members. The winners of the bridge played on Wednesday, May 2 were as follows: Audrey Lausch finished in first place, second went to Lorna Stubel, while Margaret Sawyer came third. The meeting on Thursday, May 3 brought some interesting news. Beginning on June 10, the club will be hosting a “jam session” on the second Sunday of the month. There will be more details forthcoming.

Following the meeting, there were five tables for cribbage. Winners were: Betty Baniulis and Kay Wood, first; Dennis Zimmmerman and Jim Ward, second; and finishing in a tie for third were Adele and Louis Belanger, and Charlene Anderson and Al Fellner. This is my all-time favourite Mother’s Day poem: He didn’t like the casserole and he didn’t like my cake!

My biscuits were too hard, not like his mother used to make. I didn’t perk the coffee right, he didn’t like the stew! I didn’t mend his socks the way his mother used to do. I pondered for an answer, as I was looking for a clue, Then I turned around and “smacked” him, just like his mother used to do! Have a happy day, Mom, we love you!

Women’s After 5 Club meet The Estevan Christian Women’s After 5 Club held their April dinner meeting at the Wickow Caf where the staff served a delicious meal to the 57 women in attendance. The Joyful Melody Trio made a 10-hour drive from Alberta to provide uplifting and spiritual music for the event. The special feature for the evening was Bev Sobush who shared her love of art as a hobby, as well as the different types of materials available for art projects. She displayed many of her beautiful paintings. Joyce Dietrich, a member of the Joyful Melody Trio, was the guest speaker. She talked about her personal journey of never giving up, urging the women to never give in, and never let go. A pastor’s wife, Dietrich shared her

story in words and song. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at the Wicklow Caf beginning with coffee at 6:30 p.m., followed by supper at 7. Music will be provided by Jessica Young, and the feature will be Melanie Graham demonstrating Arbonne products. Guest speaker Janet Delaney will talk about making decisions in life. Anyone wishing to attend the May 16 gathering is asked to contact Colleen at 634-4017 by May 13. The Estevan club is one of many parts of Stone Croft Ministries, an interdenominational, charitable, women’s organization. There are no membership fees and all women and girls are welcome to attend the meetings.

• Born to Ryan and Terra (nee Fleury) Fleck, Box 285, Estevan, on April 30, 2012, a son, Braxton Anthony. Proud grandparents are Russel and Brenda Fleck, and Ralph and Darlene Himmelspeck.

Coming events Friday, May 11: • Estevan Arts Council, Stars for Saskatchewan - Presents the Saskatoon Children’s Choir - St. Paul’s United Church - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12: • Estevan Farmers’ Market - Estevan Shoppers Mall Parking Lot - 8

a.m. to 1 p.m. • Coal Country Run - Bienfait - Begins at Memorial Arena. 5K Run/ Walk and 10 K Run/Walk - 10 a.m.; 1 Mile Run/ Walk - 11:30 a.m. • Estevan A Cappella Singers - Spring Concert - Estevan Alliance Church - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Notice to creditors NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF THEODORE FICHTER, LATE OF MIDALE, IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN, DECEASED. All claims against the above estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 22nd day of May, 2012. McGEOUGH ZEPICK LAW OFFICE 1222 - 5th Street Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0Z6 Solicitors for the Executors

In Loving Memory of Robert Arthur Wharton May 26, 1963 - May 14, 2011 Those whom we love go out of sight But never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts Of those they leave behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just in all his days; Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind. - Forever in our hearts, Debbie, Kaylee, Ashley, Steven, Ethan, and Mom Rose.

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In Loving Memory of Marv Symons April 15, 1948 - May 4, 2005 Marv left us seven years ago But it feels like yesterday. His presence lives on forever And inspires us in every way. - Marv’s Family In Loving Memory of Tyson Geisel Who passed away May 14, 2011 Love is a smile, a tear and a touch Love says little but means so much Love is forever, and we give it to you From the family who thought the world of you. - Love, Michael, Bobbi and Cameron.

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ApArtments / Condos-For sAle CONDO FOR SALE: 2 Bedrooms, 5 appliances, natural fireplace, electrified parking, balcony $158,000. Apt. 101, 306 Perkins, Garden Place. Phone 634-2519.

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ATTENTION: U of S Students in Saskatoon - For Rent Close to U of S on 108th Street. 3 Bedroom, 1140 sq. ft. suite on main level $1650 per month; 2 - 2 bedroom, 1100 sq. ft. suites on lower level $1100 per month. Air conditioning, free parking and plug-in for vehicles in the back. Free storage shed in the back for each unit. Available June 1, 2012. Fridge, Stove, D/W, Washer and Dryer, Utilities included. Phone: 3738298; Cell: 380-0857. FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom Condo. 4 Appliances, A/C. $1,350 per month. Available June 1. Phone 306-781-2163. HARVEST HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units. Utilities included. Air conditioning, fridge and stove, laundry facilities in building. Ample parking and plug-ins. Security entrance. No pets. See our Web Site at: www.apartmentsestevan.ca Call 634-5800 110 - 542 Bannatyne Avenue PARK PLACE 405 PERKINS STREET FOR RENT: 1, 2 BR Apartments. Air conditioning, 5 Appliances. Fireplace in suites; Security doors. No Pets!! For more information, Phone 634-4010 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. only, or see our Web site @ www.apartmentsestevan.ca

Wanted to Rent LOOKING FOR A Sleeping Room or room and board for several months for man working at Boundary Dam. Phone 306-531-8430.

Rooms ROOM FOR RENT: In two bedroom suite. Located in central Estevan. $750/month. Utilities, cable, wireless Internet included. Phone 306-861-6830.

FOR SALE: 2 - 2,300 bushel hopper bins, 7-tube Kwik-Kleen with 3 sets of screens, Johnson transfer auger, 250 bushel hopper wagon. 2 - 3 HP bin fans - like new, 500 Trimble Auto steer. Phone 4213374. FOR SALE: IHC Farm Tractor #684, w/IHC front end loader #2250, 3 pt. hitch, approx. 1200 hours, comes w/3 pt. lawn mower and 3 pt plow - $15,000 - OBO. Also some Tools, torch, single beds, office desks, etc. Located in Weyburn. Cell/Text: 702-3357577; e-mail: tangenpoint@gmail.com

SELLS BY MACK AUCTION June 23 at Estevan Motor Speedway 20’x50’ Shop for removal before October 31, 2012. Wired, Ventilated, Insulated & Lined, Overhead Door. Mack Auction Company 634-9512 for Viewing PL 311962

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STEEL BUILDING BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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RVs/CampeRs/TRaileRs Don’t Miss CARLYLE R.V. & LEISURE’S MOTHER’S DAY SALE May 8th - 13th Call 306-453-6773 or visit www.carlylerv.com for details

Career OppOrtunities ARNETT & BURGESS PIPELINERS is accepting candidate resumes with Pipeline Construction experience: Field Safety Advisors, Superintendents, Foremen, & HE Operators. Visit http://www.abpipeliners.com for more details. Resumes: Fax 403.265.0922: email hr@abpipeliners.com 2012 Modular Homes have arrived! VESTA HOMES INC has 16, 20 & 24 wide homes in stock. Visit us in Vanscoy, or visit us on the web: www.vestamfghomes.com 306-242-9099

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CUSTOM BUILT READY TO MOVE HOMES: R. Barkman Construction, Cromer, Manitoba. Quality workmanship and materials. Please Phone Randy at 204662-4561 for Estimates and Design or Stop in to Visit Our Homes. NEW 20’ wide Manufactured Mobile Home, 20x76, 1520 sq. ft., 4 Stainless steel appliances, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Delivered, levelled and blocked within 100 miles of Estevan starting at $99,900. New 16’ wide Manufactured Mobile Home, 16x76, 1216 sq. ft., 4 Stainless steel appliances, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Delivered, levelled and blocked within 100 miles of Estevan starting at $75,900. Phone 1-587-434-8525.

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ACREAGE FOR SALE: 1 1/2 miles west of Estevan. Phone 6347920, 421-1753.

EXPERIENCED Stucco Plasterers/Labourers Required. Must own vehicle. Phone: 306-793-2820.

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Farm Implements

HEATED CANOLA WANTED!! - GREEN CANOLA - SPRING THRASHED - DAMAGED CANOLA FEED OATS WANTED!! - BARLEY, OATS, WHT - LIGHT OR TOUGH - SPRING THRASHED HEATED FLAX WANTED!! HEATED PEAS HEATED LENTILS "ON FARM PICKUP" Westcan Feed & Grain 1-877-250-5252

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EXPERIENCED Siding Installers Required. (Cement/Vinyl) Soffit, Fascia & Eavestrough. Must own vehicle. Ph: 306-793-2820.

2009 MAZDA CX-7 40,000km.......................................................... $29,900 2009 Sebring Touring.Very.nice.car......................................... $15,995 2008 DoDge CHArger 68,000.kms............................................. $17,500 2008 VW neW beeTLe ConVerTibLe 64,000.kms.................... $17,995 2008 CHrySLer Sebring Only.20,000.kms............................... $14,995

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New Modular Homes 16x80 sq. ft. from $69,900; 20x80 sq. ft. from $94,900. All 3 rooms, 2 baths, includes 3 ances. Call 1-587-434-8525.

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BOSCH Mixer - $449 Mother’s Day Specials ... Actifry - makes 2 lb. of french fries with 1 tbsp. oil $229. Breville YouBrew - $299. Henckel Knives Call Hometech, Regina, 1-888-692-6724.

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DISCONNECTED PHONE? ChoiceTel Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call ChoiceTel Today! 1-888-3331405. www.choicetel.ca. GREEN GIANT POPLAR, plugs: $1.79/each for a box of 200 ($358.). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 350,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306-649.1405 for details.

EXPERIENCED WINCH TRACTOR and Bed Truck Drivers for drilling, rig moving trucking company. Phone, fax, email or mail. Email: rigmove@telus.net. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. H & E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. GPRC, Fairview Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND Steamfitter/Pipefitter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers. Kingland Ford Hay River, NT seeking Experienced Ford Certified Partsperson with ADP/MicoCat, Long term employment, teamplayer. $34.50-$36.50hrly wage with benefits and pension plan. Email:employment@kinglandford.com LOCAL Rocky Mountain House company looking for day rate and hourly Vacuum Truck Operator. Must have current oilfield tickets and up-to-date drivers abstract. Benefit package. Fax 403-8453903. Spiritwood & District Co-operative Ltd. Require a Branch Manager at our Shell Lake branch. Candidate needs to -be self motivated, and able to supervise other staff. have strong interpersonal skills have strong marketing skills knowledge of Lumber, and Hardware products would be an asset. Spiritwood Co-op offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits pkg. Advancements are available in the Co-op retailing system in Western Canada. Resume, and application form can be mailed or dropped off Spiritwood & District Co-operative Ltd, Box 906 Spiritwood, Sask. S0J-2M0 Att. Will Batty Or emailed to spiritwoodcoop@sasktel.net

2011 ForD F150 CreW CAb 24,500.kms..................................... $32,995 2011 DoDge 1500 SXT CreW CAb 17,000.kms.......................... SOLD $27,995 2011 ToWn & CounTry............................................................... $31,900 2011 grAnD CHeroKee.............................................................. $39,500 2011 DoDge 1500 CreW CAb big Horn 49,800.kms............... $33,900 2010 DoDge Journey Se........................................................... $16,995 2010 rAM 3500 MegA CAb LArAMie......................................... $39,995 SOLD 2010 ForD XLT SuPer CAb........................................................ $21,900 2010 gMC SierrA 1500 CreW CAb 59,000.kms........................ $27,995 2010 DoDge CALiber.................................................................. $13,995 2010 rAM 3500.Diesel.SLT............................................................. $36,995 2010 DoDge 1500 C/C LArAMie 4x4........................................... $28,995 SOLD 2009 rAM 1500 CreW CAb LArAMie Loaded............................ $32,500 2009 DoDge Journey rT Loaded.............................................. $27,995 2009 JeeP PATrioT LTD............................................................... $21,995 2009 CHeVy uPLAnDer LT 69,000.kms,.DVD............................. $11,995 2008 ForD eSCAPe....................................................................... $13,900 2008 ForD eDge LTD 62,000.kms................................................ $22,995 2008 DoDge grAnD CArAVAn SXT.......................................... $15,995 2008 grAnD CArAVAn 78,000.kms............................................. $16,995 2007 DoDge 1500 Q/C SLT 45,000.kms........................................ $22,900 SOLD 2007 grAnD CHeroKee 57,000.kms.......................................... $19,500 2007 enVoy SLe 55,000.kms........................................................ $18,500 SOLD 2007 ToWn AnD CounTry.......................................................... $12,995 2006 grAnD CArAVAn 40,500.kms............................................. $10,995 2006 rAM 1500 ST 4X4 Nice.shape............................................... $17,995 2005 gMC 1500 CreW CAb.......................................................... $19,995 2005 DoDge 1500 Q/C SLT 87,000.kms........................................ $14,995 2003 ForD F-150 XLT.................................................................... $13,995 2003 DoDge 1500 Q/C SLT 2WD.................................................... $9,900

TRAILERS/MOTORHOMES/RVs

2008 rPM Toy HAuLer, 26 Ft...................................................... $24,900 2008 roCKWooD WinDJAMMer, 28 Ft...................................... $20,900 2006 roCKWooD TrAiLer, 26 Ft. Bunks.&.slide.out................. $16,500 2006 briSToL bAy 5TH WHeeL LoADeD.................................. $31,995 1980 TrAVeL Air MoTorHoMe, 24 Ft......................................... $6,500

MOTORCYCLES

2007 HArLey STreeT gLiDe 10,000.miles,.mint,.96.cubic.inch,. GSP.trans,.chipped.and.piped.......................................................... $17,900

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SOUTHEAST SASK USED CAR SUPERSTORE CARS

2008 BUICK ALLURE CX 27,621 kms, A/C, Cruise, tilt, pw, pl, power seat, nice luxury car, low kms .......................................................................... SOLD $15,900 2008 CHEV COBALT 4 door, sport red, 56,840 kms ...................................... $12,700 2008 PONTIAC G6 leather, power roof, white diamond, 29,000 kmsSOLD ............... $16,400 2008 CHEV COBALT COUPE auto, power roof, 40,800 kms ......................... $12,700 2008 PONTIAC G5 2 door, victory red, 31,000 kms ...................................... SOLD $11,900 2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE CONVERTIBLE GXP, 260 HP, leather, 13,000 kms ................................................................................................... $22,800 2006 BUICK ALLURE local trade, 124,000 kms .............................................. $9,950 2004 CHEV CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE auto, leather, chrome wheels, 8,600 kms ..................................................................................................... $33,900

TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS

2011 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4X4 19,200 kms....................................... $26,900 2011 CHEV SUBURBAN leather, 4x4, 34,000 kms ...................................... $39,700 2011 GMC TERRAIN SLT2 V6 leather, roof, dvd, nav, 2,200 kms................. $38,700 2011 FORD ESCAPE LTD loaded, leather, power roof, only 15,500 kms .......... $29,900 2011 CHEV TRAVERSE AWD, LT, quad, buckets, 43,400 kms ........................ $29,900 2010 GMC CREW 4x4 1500 leather, power roof, 91,000 kms .................... $26,900 2010 CHEV 1500 CREW 4X4 6.2L, max pkg, 134,000 kms, local trade ...... $21,980 2010 CHEV AVALANCHE LTz power roof, nav., leather, 20’s, 140,000 kms, local trade................................................................................. $29,970 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CX AWD 64,685 kms, very well equipped ................ $32,880 2009 GMC SIERRA SLT 1500 72,785 kms, Crew, loaded ........................... $25,900 2009 GMC R/C lwb, V6, auto, air, cruise, tilt, 69,500 kms ............................. $14,980 2009 CHEV UPLANDER SWB quad buckets, very nice, 59,300 kms.............. $15,500 2008 HUMMER H3 fully loaded, cloth buckets, very clean, 69,000 kms........... $28,600 2008 SATURN VUE AWD a/c. cruise, tilt, pw, pl, 78,000 kms...................... $18,990 2008 DODGE NITRO 4X4 loaded, only 48,911 kms .................................. $21,800 2008 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD, black, local trade, 101,300 kms ................ $19,900 2008 ACADIA SLT AWD, Red Jewel, tint coat, leather, local trade, 93,000 kms.. $26,900 2008 CHRYSLER ASPEN leather, 4x4, DVD, 90,700 kms.............................. $19,980 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED auto, 4x4, 90,000 kms ..................... $21,900 2008 ACURA MDX leather, power roof, only 102,000 kms ............................ $19,700 2007 GMC CANYON CREW 4x4 local trade, only 54,000 kms ................... $19,900 COMING SOON 2007 CHEV TRAILBLAzER SS AWD 395 HP, leather, power roof, 100,000 kms ................................................................................ $23,700 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT A/C, pw, pl, cruise, tilt, AWD 110,000 kms ........ $15,700 2007 SATURN OUTLOOK FWD quad buckets, rear air & heat, very clean, 81,000 kms .... $18,700 SOLD 2007 GMC CANYON CREW 4X4 Only 54,000 kms ................................... $19,981 2005 PONTIAC MONTANA EXT 105,300 kms .......................................... $10,700 2004 CHEV AVALANCHE 4x4 only 117,314 kms....................................... $15,700 2002 CHEV 3/4 CREW DURAMAX 4X4 286,000 KMS .......................... SOLD $14,981 1994 CHEV E/C 4X2 very clean, 209,000 kms ............................................. $4,995

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Estevan Mercury

Domestic cars

Domestic cars

Utility trailers

Utility trailers

Used Cars

Used Trucks, SUVs & Vans

2012 RAPTOR SUPERCREW 4x4 only 1,075 kms ........................$64,995 2011 FORD RAPTOR CREW CAB 4x4 ............................................SOLD 2011 EDGE LIMITED ALL WHEEL DRIVE, fully loaded with Navigation & moon roofs, only 26,000 kms .....................................$38,995 2011 EXPEDITION MAX, loaded with Navigation, 23,000 kms ......$51,995 2010 F150 PLATINUM SUPERCREW 4x4, loaded with 30,000 kms...............................................................................$41,900 2010 F150 XLT CREW CAB 26,000 kms .......................................$29,995 2009 DODGE RAM LARAMIE QUAD CAB 4X4, loaded with 142,000 kms ....................................................................................$22,995 2009 ESCAPE XLT 4x4, 3.0L V6, loaded, with 100,000 kms .........$17,995 2008 F150 LARIAT SUPERCAB 4x4 5.4L, V8, loaded with only 54,000 kms ..............................................................................$23,995 2008 EXPEDITION LIMITED MAX 4x4, fully loaded with 126,000 kms.............................................................................$29,995 2008 GMC 2500 SLE CREW CAB 4x4, 6.0L, V8, 86,000 kms ......$24,995 2007 NISSAN TITAN CREW CAB 4x4 103,000 kms .....................$16,995 2007 ESCAPE XLT 4x4 only 90,000 kms .......................................$14,500

Senchuk Ford Sales Ltd.

Your home of after sales service

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

Haulmark 7x12 V-Nose Low Hauler $8495.00

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TRAILERS

2012 Haulmark 7x22 Sled ATV Aluminum Wheels ......................... $8,649 2012 Haulmark 8.5x20 Sled ATV ...................................................... $9,499 2012 Haulmark 8.5x24W 10400 GVW ................................................ SOLD 2012 Haulmark 8.5x20 Deluxe, VNOSE ..............................................CALL 2012 10ft. Aluminum 13” Wheels ..................................................... $2,300 2012 Haulmark 5x8 V ......................................................................... $3,499 2012 Rainbow 7x14 Dump, 14K GVW .............................................. $9,700 2012 Rainbow 7x12 Dump ................................................................ $8,600 2012 Rainbow 18’ Dovetail C&E 14K GVW ...................................... $4,699 2012 Rainbow 18’ Car Hauler 7000 GVW ......................................... $3,400 2012 Rainbow 16’ Car 7000 GVW ..................................................... $3,100 2012 Rainbow 22’ Partial Tilt 14K GVW ........................................... $6,700 2012 10ft. Aluminum, tilt /10” Wheels .............................................. $1,795 2011 Haulmark 7x14 Aluminum Wheels .......................................... $6,600 2012 10ft. Aluminum 10” Wheels ..................................................... $2,150 2012 Flip Up Ramp 6x12 (3500 axle) ................................................ $2,150

TRUCKS

2007 Dodge 1/2 4x4 ......................................................................... $12,000 2006 Dodge 1/2 4x4 ......................................................................... $10,000 2006 Chevy 15 passenger van........................................................ $12,000 2005 15 Passenger Van 153,000 kms............................................. $13,000

WE HAVE RENTALS

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FLATDECKS, ENCLOSED TRAILERS, CARS, TRUCKS & 15 PASSENGER VANS.

LONG CREEK MOTORS

WE ARE JUST A CALL AWAY!

118 Souris Avenue North – Estevan, Sask.

Auto Sales & Service Since 1970 www.longcreekmotors.carpages.ca

CARS

11 Chev Impala LS 4Dr factory warranty 45,000km ................................ $17,995 07 Pontiac G6 SE 4dr factory warranty, loaded ....................................... $11,995 06 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr sunroof, warranty .......................................... $14,995 05 Chrysler Sebring 4dr 37,000km warranty ............................................ $8,995 04 Chev Monte Carlo SS 2dr Dale Earnhardt Jr. Series warranty ........ $11,900

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

11 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Stow-n-go factory warranty..................... $22,995 11 Mitsubishi RVR SE 4WD factory warranty .......................................... $24,995 10 Chev Silverado LS Crew Cab 4x4 factory warranty ........................... $25,995 10 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty .......................... $23,995 09 Ford Escape EXT 4WD factory warranty ............................................ $20,995 08 Chev Trailblazer 4x4 71,000 km, factory warranty ............................. $19,995 08 Honda CRV LX AWD loaded, warranty ............................................... $17,995 08 Nissan Rogue SL AWD sunroof, warranty.......................................... $19,995 07 Chev 2500 HD crew/cab Diesel warranty ........................................... $26,995 05 Buick Rendezvous AWD CXL, 4dr, 7 pass, warranty ......................... $6,995 05 Buick Rainier CXL AWD warranty ...................................................... $13,995 05 Nissan X Trail 4x4 warranty ................................................................ $13,995 04 GMC Denali AWD 7 pass., leather, sunroof, warranty ........................ $17,995 03 Chev Venture Van EXT 8 pass, 92,000 km, warranty........................... $7,995 03 Chev Silverado LS E/Cab 4x4 loaded warranty ................................. $13,995 99 Ford Ranger Stepside SLT warranty.................................................... $5,995

Most of Our Vehicles are Covered by Lubrico Powertrain Warranty

Prices Reduced! ~ We Take Trades Reasonable Offers Considered PHONE COLLECT FOR KEN 634-7231 AFTER HOURS: Cell: 461-7805

421 - 4th Street – Estevan, Sask. e-mail: saleslongcreekmotors@sasktel.net

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

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February 20, 1927 April 14, 2012 It is with great sadness that Lyn’s family announces his passing on April 14, 2012 at Regina General Hospital. Lyn is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary; his daughter, Marilyn (Keith) Jones of Blind Bay, B.C; his son, David (Laureen), Estevan; granddaughter, Taunia (Aaron) Turnbull, Estevan; grandson, Tyson Price, Estevan; stepgrandsons, Shane (Marcia) Jones and their children Taylor and Hunter, Edmonton, Alta.; and Troy (Melissa) Jones, Brampton, Ont.; one brother, Rev. Desmond Price, Wales; one sister, Valerie Brent, Wales; sister-in-law, Jeanne Perry, Estevan; brother-in-law, Bill Phillips, Wales; and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Wales. Lyn was predeceased by his parents, Catherine and Thomas Price; parents-in-law, David and Alice Phillips; three brothers and five sisters. Lyn was born in Abercrave, Wales and was educated at Abercrave Primary School and Maesydderwen Grammar School, Ystradgynlais. On March 25, 1950 Lyn married Mary Phillips of Ystradgynlais and they had two children, Marilyn in 1953 and David in 1962. Lyn worked for the South Wales Electricity Board until he came with his wife and children to live in Canada. In Estevan, he worked as a journeyman electrician for Byers Electric, Homco Industries, and M&S Mines. Lyn had several serious medical conditions, with heart, lungs and kidneys, but he never let his medical problems interfere with what he wanted to do. He said that there was “being alive” and then there was LIVING. He chose to live his life and he did it well. Lyn loved to travel and he and Mary travelled extensively to many parts of the world and spent several winters in Palm Springs, Calif., and as recently as February 2012 spent a month in Palm Springs. Lyn was a modest man who loved people and had a great sense of humour. He was always willing to do whatever he could for anyone, and spent a lot of “phoning time” helping with church work. In keeping with this, he donated his body to research. A Celebration of Lyn’s life was held on April 18 at St. Giles Anglican Church with the Very Reverend Michael Sinclair officiating. Friends may, if they so wish, make a donation to St. Giles Anglican Church Building Fund in Lyn’s Memory, a project that was near and dear to his heart.

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Lyn’s Family wish to express thanks to all those who supported us in any way, with meals, flowers, cards, phone calls, e-mails and visits. We also want to express our gratitude to Dr Grobler, and the nursing staff of St Joseph’s Hospital, Estevan; the Cardiologists, Neurologists, the Palliative Care Doctor and the nurses on CSU and the Coronary Care unit F3, Regina General Hospital for the wonderful care provided to Lyn in his last days, and the compassion shown to the family at a difficult time. Heartfelt thanks to the Anglican priests who took time to visit with Lyn at Regina General - it made us very thankful that we belong to a church family. Thank you to the Ladies of St Giles who provided a lovely lunch. Thank you to Hall Funeral Services for their professionalism and sincerity, and to Dustin for his beautiful rendition of “Lord of the Dance.” We wrote his name in the sand ... but the waves washed it away We wrote his name in the sky ... but the wind blew it away We wrote his name in our hearts ... and forever it will stay.

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March 24, 1953 March 22, 2012 On Thursday, March 22, 2012, Rodney Einar Fagerheim (“Figgy”) passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side. He was 58. The eldest son of predeceased, Einar and Gladys Fagerheim, Rod was born in Estevan on March 24, 1953. He is survived by his caring wife, Amron; baby daughter, Giona; daughter, Julie (Tyler) Fairbrother and granddaughter, Bentlee; his sister, Lynn (Dennis) Ball; niece, Jodi (Jim) Eistetter and their son, Cooper; his brother, Grant (Penny) Fagerheim; nephews, Brandon and Brett; mother and father-in-law, Eleanor and Roger Hirsch; sisters-in-law, Alison (Rich) Marsters; nephews, Tane and Merik; and Alanah (Russel) Wallner, nephew, Garrett; niece, Damaris; Aunt Mary Bachynski, Estevan and Aunt Mae Wallin, Weyburn. Predeceased by his parents, Einar and Gladys Fagerheim. The world has lost a unique character with a great sense of humour and a competitive spirit who lived life to the fullest. Rod was a natural athlete, excelling in many sports. His true passions were hockey and golf. The lifelong friendships he made through sports were extremely important to him. Rod is a member of the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. He played with the Estevan Bruins and the New Westminster Bruins, was a Coach of the Estevan Bruins and was instrumental in the creation of the Bruin Alumni. For all of this he was recently honoured as an Estevan Bruins Builder. Rod was courageous, hard working and determined to succeed. His determination to succeed was especially evident as he built his “Crown Advertising” business. He was proud of what he and his loyal, committed “Crown” family accomplished throughout those 23 years. Rod was a leader and valued member of the community who gave generously as he strived to make his “hometown” a better place to live for everyone. Rod leaves fond memories of his kindness, generosity, energy and enthusiasm for life and will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. A Celebration of Rodney’s Life was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the Estevan Alliance Church with Rev. Christopher Smith officiating. The Eulogy was given by Rod’s brother-in-law, Dennis Ball. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Pallbearers were Colin McKersie, Danny McKersie, Albert Arndt, Tim Bangsund, Jim Larter, Troy Moroz and Terry Rohatyn. Honourary pallbearers were Rod’s teammates, Estevan Flyers and Estevan Strippers. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, SK. S4A 2V6 in loving memory of Rod Fagerheim. Your presence, kind words, flower and donations were greatly appreciated by his family. Rod loved his family, his friends and the community he lived in. He would be humbled by your thoughts and kindness towards him and his family. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

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Gov’t announces new film program After dealing with a pile of controversy over its film subsidy cuts, the provincial government has come up with a new plan. Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Bill Hutchinson announced last week the government has offered the film and creative industries a threepoint plan for moving forward. “The old film employment grant program was not serving to develop a strong film industry in Saskatchewan and it came at a high cost to taxpayers,” Hutchinson said in a press release. “We are not reversing our decision to end that program. However we do believe there is a promising future for the film industry, and in fact the whole creative sector in Saskatchewan, if we focus on innovation and

growing strong, grassroots, Saskatchewan-based businesses.” The plan includes: • a new film/TV and digital tax credit (FTDC) formula as proposed to government by the film and digital sector however provided as a non-refundable tax credit; • consultations for a strategy to encourage development and use of digital technology for all creative industries in the province; and • an idea to repurpose the Canada-Saskatchewan production studio for those creative industries to use. “For far too long government’s focus on the creative sector has been disjointed,” Hutchinson said. “This plan will bring the creative business sector together with emphasis on helping the industry,

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including film, to grow, to advance, and to hopefully be leaders in Canada in terms of digital technology and production.” The release notes the creative industries include the businesses and people involved in the production, distribution and marketing of cultural goods and services, such as music and sound recording, writing and publishing, craft and visual arts, film and multimedia (animators and gamers) and performing arts (theatre and dance). The new, non-refundable FTDC is based on a strong proposal made to the government by the film sector during a meeting this week. It supports Saskatchewan film, television and digital production companies by offering a 25 per cent non-refundable tax credit on all production

expenses, including labour costs. There are also significant bonuses for copyright and intellectual ownership, use of Saskatchewan labour, production and postproduction that occurs in Saskatchewan and convergence if film and digital companies collaborate on a project. With all bonuses included, the total incentive is 43 per cent. Unlike the existing program, the new FTDC is a true tax credit as it is fully deductible from taxes paid in Saskatchewan and could be available July 1, 2012. The existing program offered a base rebate on labour of 45 per cent, in addition to a five per cent rural bonus and five per cent key bonus rebate for productions with budgets of $3 million or greater. However it was fully refundable meaning companies did

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not have to pay tax in Saskatchewan in order to still receive the financing. The new option recognizes additional production costs associated with expenditures made on goods and services purchased and consumed in Saskatchewan - ensuring more tax dollars remain in the province. And with a broader focus on digital screen production, it recognizes the adaptation of the traditional industry to new, modern technologies. Government will now begin work with the creative industries in Saskatchewan to deliver on the vision of building strong use of digital technology in the creative sector. This will include consultations, and a repurposing of the production studio to create a hub where the industries can develop and produce content, collaborate and

experiment with new digital products. We will also explore the potential of expanding the non-refundable tax credit to the digital creative sector. “Consumers today are demanding highly interactive content that is accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device,” Hutchinson said. “This means creative content producers have to develop a whole new skill set including digital content creation, distribution across multiple platforms and marketing in a digital world. Helping Saskatchewan’s creative industries grow in that area will help Saskatchewan continue to move forward.” Government will launch consultations this year for the digital strategy, including the production studio, for implementation in 2013.

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Changes made to immigrant program MS Awareness Month With immigrants becoming an increasingly important aspect of the province’s labour force, especially here in Estevan, the government has announced changes to streamline the application process. Last week, Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister Rob Norris introduced key changes to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). These changes are being made to speed up the process while enhancing the integrity of the immigration program in Saskatchewan and to address the labour market needs of the province. The program improvements include: • The launch of additional consultations on foreign worker protection legislation to ensure that foreign nationals living in Saskatchewan during their recruitment, immigration and settlement process are protected. The proposed

legislation will also benefit Saskatchewan employers by requiring immigration consultants and recruiters to be in good standing in Saskatchewan. The ministry will develop a registry of approved consultants and recruiters that employers can easily access. • Prioritizing the review and nomination of skilled worker applications to better address the growing needs of Saskatchewan’s economy. This will, in part, help address skilled labour shortages that are affecting growth in Saskatchewan businesses. • Family category nominees will now require a job offer to more effectively connect high skilled applicants to high skill positions in Saskatchewan. In addition, supporting Saskatchewan family members will be limited to supporting one application per household until the principal applicant and their family members have successfully settled in Sas-

katchewan, creating greater fairness in our immigration programs. • Students graduating from post-secondary institutions outside Saskatchewan will now require one year of full-time permanent employment experience in the province before accessing the program. This will ensure that out of province graduates attach to the labour market and are more likely to settle permanently. • Applicants to the entrepreneur category will now be required to have net worth and providence of funds verified by an independent third party prior to submitting an application. This change is being made to increase the quality of applications received by the program. “The changes announced will create an increasingly fair immigration program that will foster greater growth in the province,” Norris said. “Importantly, the ministry is strengthening the integ-

rity of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.” The consultation process on foreign worker protection legislation will be underway until May 23. Those wishing to participate in the foreign worker protection legislation consultation process can submit their feedback online at www.aeei.gov.sk.ca/ consultations-legislationprotect-immigrants-foreign-workers. Since 2010, the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program has been capped at 4,000 nominees per year. In addition to these program changes, Norris reiterated Saskatchewan’s request to the federal government to increase to Saskatchewan’s allocation under the provincial nominee program to 6,000 nominees per year. More information on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program is available at www.saskimmigrationcanada.ca.

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Corporate housing rebate announced

The provincial government has released another initiative aimed at increasing Saskatchewan’s rental housing stock. The government announced last week a new corporate income tax rebate that will help add 10,000 new rental units to the province by the end of 2016. Funding for the new rebate is estimated at $34 million for the first five years of the program. This initiative is expected to increase the overall, purpose built rental market by 29 per cent.

“We heard consistently from the housing sector that the current corporate income tax structure is a barrier to the development of rental housing,” Social Services Minister and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Housing Corporation June Draude said. “Our government has listened and, as a result, we introduced the corporate income tax rebate in the 2012-13 budget. We are keeping our promises and we are proud that this measure will ultimately help more Saskatchewan

people find safe, quality rental housing.” The new tax rebate effectively reduces the provincial CIT rate on a corporation’s eligible rental income from the 12 per cent general CIT rate to the two per cent small business tax rate. The tax rebate is earned each year for a period of up to 10 consecutive years after eligible residential units become available for rent and the eligible corporation submits the appropriate documentation to receive that year’s rebate. Eligible rental hous-

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Servicing your oilfield needs!

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Big Business

Westview School’s Blast of Big Business, created by principal Cherie Haberstock who directed the production along with Shelley Mainprize, had fun with crazy business scenarios and music when it was presented in the school auditorium on the afternoon and evening of May 3. The production was also streamed live on the Internet during the evening performance.

Creighton Lodge happenings Submitted by Judy Pratt & Shelly Veroba Creighton Lodge Correspondents As April drew to a close, we were once again amazed at the support we received from the folks of Estevan and area. A few more donations were received towards the expansion of the lounge, and we want to thank Independent Well Servicing, Venture Well Servicing, T-Bird Oil, BMW Oil Ltd., Wanner Holdings Ltd., Viking Surplus, the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus, Aero Advertising and Spectra Credit Union for the foundation grant we received. We are anxiously awaiting the final plans for the expansion and our trust committee members are still diligently fundraising for this cause. We are so pleased that so many have the same

vision and compassion for this building and together we are achieving the goals set in July 2010 when the rural municipalities assumed ownership of the building. It was a quiet month for rentals as no one moved out and no one moved in! We still have a full house with 46 suites and 49 residents. We are excited to have our new volunteer, Norma Blackburn, offer to compile a book for us and she is taking a picture of each resident and writing a little history about them so we will have an interesting record of those who have lived in Creighton Lodge. Thanks again to Audrey Dupuis, Monica MacKenzie and Kelly Harrison, our exercise volunteers, for their commitment to our program. We really enjoy our regular exercises and feel good after we’re finished. Chair yoga was added to the program in

April, and we would like to thank Cori Lynn McIvor for leading us in this relaxing routine. We enjoy our bingo night on Wednesdays thanks to Joan Wock, our bingo caller. While Joan is calling bingo, her daughter Christina is visiting others in the building, accompanied by her little therapy dogs. The residents look forward to seeing them every week. We would really miss these activities if we didn’t have these wonderful ladies. Our musical entertainers in April were the Church of Christ Singers, Freddie and the Freebies, the Happy Wanderers, Bob Olson and family, Sharon Torkelson, Ellen Foster, Ella Messer, and Gerry and Myrna Linn. We were certainly up dancing numerous times! A very special thank you needs to go out to Clara Weinrauch for her persever-

ance in getting the floor clean in our South Lounge, ridding it of all the black marks. She scrubbed on her hands and knees for days, but wow ... what a difference! We also enjoy our birthday parties that are held on the second Thursday of the month, and our KFC dinners on the fourth Thursday. These functions are all possible with the help of Doreen Dirks, Margaret Mack, Marge Heidinger and Jean Delorme. These are events that bring all the residents of the building out to participate and it takes lots of hands to wait on everyone. Thank you, ladies! Our spiritual health was taken care of by Faith Lutheran, St. Paul’s United, St. Peter’s Lutheran, the Church of God and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic churches during April. A big thank you to the Estevan Ministerial Association for

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Estevan Minor Hockey is now accepting applications for the following coaching positions:

Kerry’s Kutting Krew

Atom Tier 1 • PeeWee AA Bantam AA • Midget AA

is looking for

Deadline to apply: May 11, 2012 Applications can be found online under the coaches section of the EMHA website www.estevanminorhockey.com Please mail completed applications to: Estevan Minor Hockey Association Box 457, Estevan, SK S4A 2A4 For questions or more information contact Kelly at 634-2779 or 421-1412

TOWER CAFÉ Help wanted for 5 food and beverage servers. Full time permanent employment to serve food, greet customers, present menu and bill. Salary $11.00 per hour. Previous experience preferred but not required. Contact Pete at 634-2220 or apply with resume in person.

Nail Tech & Chair Rental Hairstylist

Must be polite, energetic & friendly

Call Kerry at 461-8042 The Town of Lampman and the R.M. of Browning No.34 Recreation Board Is looking to fill the following positions: Seasonal Swimming Pool Staff • 1 Full Time Manager • 2 Full Time Lifeguard/Instructors • 4 Part Time Lifeguards Competitive wages based on experience and training, when sending in resumes, please specify which position you are applying for with a full list of all qualifications. Swimming pool jobs to commence casually approximately May 25, 2012, regular pool hours of operations to start June 1, 2012 to September 2, 2012. Deadline for all positions advertised above is May 18, 2012. Please forward resumes to: Lampman Recreation Office Box 70, Lampman, SK, S0C 1N0 Or email to lampmanrecreation@sasktel.net

organizing this for us, as we find it difficult to get out to our churches on Sunday mornings. We are also appreciative for the Catholic Mass that is offered, and the Communion services provided by the United Church, Trinity Lutheran and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Our newest activity that is gaining quite a bit of popularity is a cocktail party that is held once a month from 4 to 5 p.m. It is a time of socializing with one another, laughing and enjoying a nice glass of wine. In April, our “special” drink was a paralyzer. Olive Murphy, who turned 97 the week of the

party, had her first paralyzer and we think it is her new favourite drink!! The residents would like to also thank the Creighton Lodge staff for everything they do for them. They have made this a clean, safe home with wonderful meals and it is much appreciated. We are really enjoying our new shower room and new public washroom in the Valley wing of the building. Thank you is extended to Claude and Gary for those. Well folks, that’s all our April news. Let’s hope we get some sunny days now so we can get our flowers planted and our vegetables in the ground.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SEASONAL

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR / MAINTENANCE PERSON Salary negotiable based on experience Wages are competitive and include overtime and full benefit package Position to commence as soon as possible

Please supply qualifications and references Apply with resume by May 11, 2012 to: R.M. of Browning No. 34 Box 40 Lampman, SK S0C 1N0 Phone (306) 487-2444 Fax (306) 487-2496 email: browning.lampman@sasktel.net

Kitchen Helpers/ Short Order Cooks Tower Cafe is looking for 2 cooks for permanent full-time employment

Prepare & cook pizzas, salads, sandwiches as ordered. Set up & stock line to maintain proper levels of ingredients required. Train new staff. Use proper weights & measurements to make/prepare consistent product. Clean equipment & clean line & work area as required. Must be available to work until midnight. $13.00 per hour permanent full time available. Apply in person with resume to

1124 4th Street Estevan

FOOD SERVICE WORKERS We are accepting resumes for part & full time positions. Duties include: Food preparation, stock and inventory, serving customers, some baking, making sandwiches, operate cash register and be able to give proper change as well as general cleaning and equipment maintenance

Starting wage - $11.01/hr. If you are interested in joining our team apply in person with resume or call: Margaret - Subway 517 - 4th Street, Estevan • 634-6616

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Join our winning team!

May 9, 2012 B21

Local oilfield shop seeks a

Heavy Duty Mechanic/Millwright

Preferably with 2nd year apprenticeship. Job experience is an asset. Very competitive wage. Great benefits. RSP program. Position to start immediately.

Please fax resume to: (306)634-2543 e-mail to: rocky.arizona@hotmail.com Attention: Rocky

306.685-2267 rhonda.shaws@sasktel.net

Sales Consultant

Experience in sales an asset, but willing to train the ideal candidate. Individual must have a positive, ambitious attitude. Competitive wages & health benefits available.

Crown Advertising Products is expanding their team!

Interested individuals can drop off, email or fax resume, in confidence to: bradp@powerdodge.ca Phone: 634-3221 or Fax: 634-3935 409 Kensington Avenue, Estevan, SK

Apply in person with resume at:

If you are a creative and artistic individual, this is the job for you.

405 Kensington Avenue in Estevan

or fax: 306-634-2465 www.crownad.ca

Big Country Energy Services LP

Temporary and full time positions are available for local residents. Accounts Payable, Data Entry, Excel and Word experience is necessary. A valid driver’s license is also required. KPCL offers competitive wages, with overtime paid after forty hours per week. Forward your resume, complete with references to: elly@kpcl.sk.ca Attention: Elly Panteluk No phone calls please.

Are you interested in supporting your community? 1. Sun Country Health Region is looking for people willing to train as Emergency Medical Technicians. A bursary up to $5,000 per year is available to help with the education costs. For those willing to train as Emergency Medical Responders, the Region offers the 80-hour course for free. Education programs are often available within the Region. 2. We are also looking for employers willing to allow some of your staff to take ambulance calls during work hours. Please call Charles Eddy, Regional Director, EMS Services, 842-0223 or email at Charles.Eddy@SCHR.sk.ca for more information.

PowerTech Industries Ltd. in Estevan is seeking Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices for work in the Estevan and Carnduff areas. Experience: Safety Certificates are needed. 1st Aid/CPR, H2S. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Full benefits packages and RSP plan. Duties: Day to day electrical construction and maintenance in the oilfield. Wage/Salary Info: Depending on experience & qualifications. To Apply: Fax: (306) 637-2181, e-mail sschoff.pti@sasktel.net or drop off resume to 62 Devonian Street, Estevan, SK.

for our Estevan operation. Duties Include

• Shipping & Receiving • Inventory control • Invoicing • Some on call work is required

Penta Completions Supply & Services Ltd. 58 Devonian Street P.O. Box 667 Estevan, Sk. S4A 2A6 Fax: 1-306-634-6989 or Email: lhaukeness@pentarods.com

 Progressive based Ground Disturbance Company is seeking an

AREA REPRESENTATIVE & EXPERIENCED LINE LOCATORS In the Estevan, Saskatchewan area.

STC Bus Depot Delivery Driver • 1 full time position • Monday to Friday • Must have a valid or class 5 Drivers License • Experience an asset, however, employer is willing to train • Good Communications skills required • $15.50/hour starting wage. 40 hrs/week with benefits

Motel Supervisor • 1 full time position • Minimum grade 12 • 2-3 years experience • Good communication and basic computer skills • $15.00/ starting wage with benefits

Please fax Resume to 634-2019 or email to city728@hotmail.com

Uptown Motel

1401 - 2nd St, Estevan • 634-2624

Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices

Warehouse/Yard Assistant

Submit resume including references to:

Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. has two positions available in Estevan, Sk. KPCL is looking for self-motivated, organized, and conscientious people who pay attention to detail and are willing to follow directions accurately. Some office work may be required on jobsites near Estevan.

Penta Completions requires a

• Valid Class 5 drivers licence • Computer experience would be an asset • Successful candidate will earn a current WHMIS and TDG certicate

Responsibility is to load and move heavy equipment to various locations.

Administrative Assistant

Permanent Full-Time

Requirements

Class 1A Driver Please drop off resume at: 403 Kensington Avenue or contact: Mike Brasseur at 634-4554 or 461-8111 or Brad Alberts at 634-4554 or 461-8153

We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

Cat Operators, Grader Operators, Track Hoe Operators, Scraper Operators, Tandem Gravel Truck (3A), Heavy Equipment Haulers (1A) Please fax or email resumes to:

is currently seeking a

We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.

Shaw Earth Moving is a family owned business in South East Saskatchewan. Shaw Earth Moving offers an array of equipment and services that caters to both the needs of Oilfield construction and RM road building. We are a diverse company looking to hire heavy equipment operators and 1A operators for both divisions. We offer competitive wages based on experience and ability. Safety tickets and training are an asset but not crucial. As well as competitive wages we offer a group benefit plan.

Company is looking to expand its existence within the area so the representative should have a vast knowledge of the Southern Saskatchewan, line locating and the ability to look after the day to day operations. Company will provide training, competitive wages and great benefits in a drug free environment with opportunities to travel. Must be reliable, motivated and have valid driver’s license. A benefit program is offered which includes medical, dental, life and disability insurance. Standard oilfield tickets are required. When submitting resumes please refer to Competition # LFSASK-03-07 and email to humanresources@linefind.com Fax Resume to: (403)793-2811 For any additional information regarding the company, please see our website at: www.linefind.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Penta Completions requires a

Field Service Tech for our Estevan operation.

Applicants should possess oil well operation knowledge, related industry service experience or technical certicates and practical experience. You should possess good communication skills, organizational, problem-solving skills and be able to work in a team environment. Computer experience would be an asset. Duties to include dynamometer data collection, analysis, optimization, rod string design, sucker rod eld service tech, installation and servicing of oil well automation and variable frequency drives. We offer a competitive salary plus eld bonus & service vehicle. Penta is an industry leader in all aspects of rod pumping sales, applications, analysis and automation. This is an opportunity for the right individual to acquire skills and knowledge to enhance their qualications in technical eld service. Please forward resumes via e-mail, fax or in person. Qualied applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Penta Completions Supply & Services Ltd. 58 Devonian Street P.O. Box 667 Estevan, Sk. S4A 2A6 Attention: Lyle Haukeness Fax: 1-306-634-6989 Email: lhaukeness@pentarods.com


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Estevan Mercury 3.125 x 5.75” jb

Estevan Mercury

Has an opening in their

Production Department The Estevan Mercury requires a full time ad builder in their production department for a maternity leave position. Applicants must be able to muti-task in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, He/she must be a team player with an eye for detail. Knowledge of Mac Computers and Adobe Creative Suite is an asset, but we are willing to train the right applicant. The position is Monday to Friday during business hours. Our company offers a health benet package. Please mail or e-mail resume to:

It’s Spring! Time For a Change! Peavey Mart’s Opportunity We are looking for an enthusiastic Store Manager who has the initiative and ability to grow with us, has a passion for retail and a winning attitude in our Estevan Store. As the Manager, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining a positive shopping experience for our customers that builds Peavey’s image and achieves goals. What it takes • Proven leadership skills • 1-3 years experience in a supervisory role in a retail environment • Ability to develop a team in a diverse work environment • Proven communication, and organizational skills • Understanding of margins, pricing and inventory levels • Past experience with merchandising and product presentation • Excellent work ethic and bondable • Commitment to OH&S program and employee safety 2/29, 3/7, 3/14 & 3/21 2012 • RCMP/Background record check required

CAL009147B Melanie Tribiger, Production1Manager HALBRT1000 prepress@estevanmercury.ca LECUTSHA The Perks Estevan The Estevan Mercury • Competitive wage and bonus based on store sales performance Box 730 • Discount on all Peavey’s versatile consumer goods Estevan, SK., S4A 2A6 • Competitive Health Benefits including Dental, Medical,

Prescription Drug Plan and even a Health Care Spending Account • Company sponsored, self directed RRSP plan, RRSP matching at year 5 • Opportunities for Advancement and Training

I WANT TO SEE HOW FAR I CAN GO.

SO DOES HALLIBURTON. Halliburton is hiring Operator Assistants, Service Operators, Heavy Duty Mechanics and E-Techs for Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Regina and Estevan. We’re looking for people who want the challenging work and deep rewards that are a part of Halliburton’s culture. We also want people with great communication skills and who enjoy working as part of a team. This position will require relocation to either Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Regina or Estevan. Relocation assistance is provided. Requirements • A valid class 1 or 5 driver’s license with good driving record • Ability to promote safety awareness • Actively participate in quality improvement process Halliburton offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a challenging work environment and countless pathways for professional growth. Candidates can apply by visiting www.gohalliburton.com Medicine Hat office Address 2175 Brier Park Place NW Fax 403-526-3750

To apply please email resumes to: Gerry Forget Area Manager Peavey Industries gerryf@peaveyind.com

Housekeepers Needed • 3 vacancies • Full time positions • Experience an asset, however, employer is willing to train • No formal education required • $13.50 starting wage 40 hours per week with benefits

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Please fax Resume to 634-2019 or email to city728@hotmail.com

Uptown Motel

1401 - 2nd St, Estevan • 634-2624

Halliburton is an equal opportunity employer.

Bell Medical Aesthetics is looking to hire an energetic and enthusiastic receptionist and patient care coordinator. Our hours of availability would consist mostly of 9-5 pm Monday thru Friday, with the exception of a few evenings until 7 pm. This is a part-time, tempto-hire position, with the goal of the position going full time at some point. Position requires a motivated individual who is capable of learning knowledge of products and procedures and works well in a team environment. Job consists of: • greeting clients into a welcoming environment • scheduling appointment times for clients to maintain a smooth flow of services • filing and organizing paper work • taking payment • being able to educate our clients of the treatments and procedures offered • having product knowledge and understanding of the different lines we carry • basic daily cleaning duties Qualifications: • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with clients and coworkers • Ability to communicate clear, mature and professional manner with clients and coworkers • Ability to maintain client confidentiality • Ability to work independently while supporting a team environment • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks • Willing to expand your knowledge in the rapidly growing industry of medical aesthetics

Please bring in a detailed resume along with references to: Kim @ Bell Medical Aesthetics 3-419 Kensington, Estevan SK, S4A 2B4

Need Skilled Help??

We can help you find them!

Call today and Book Your Career Ad! 634-2654

LEAD OPERATOR SE SASKATCHEWAN

CanEra Energy Corp. is a private junior oil company with assets focused in South East Saskatchewan. Our goal is to create value through production growth and reserve additions achieved through drilling, exploitation, acquisitions and development of our infrastructure. This is a full-time eld based position reporting directly to the Area Foreman. The successful candidate will oversee a production area in the general area of South East Saskatchewan. The Lead operator will be responsible to coordinate eld operations activities for the area, while maintaining a safe and cost effective work environment. Specically you will lead, supervise and coordinate daily activities for a staff of 5 - 10 people. Overall Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities: • Responsible for general production and expenses in given area • Provide consistent and visible leadership • Communication and prioritize eld operation requirements • Seek production optimization initiatives and track deliverable • Manage performance of employees and contractors by seeking coaching opportunities, providing daily feedback as well as completing annual performance evaluations • Monitor wells, facilities, and production equipment as required • Coordinating and supervising major repairs and turnarounds • Ensure accurate completion of administrative tasks such as invoices, reports, and production summaries • Provide on-call assistance and respond to HSE emergencies as required • Initiate and help maintain log sheets on a daily basis Knowledgeable, Skills, and Experience Required: • Minimum 10 years of oil and gas experience • A thorough understanding of oil and gas equipment and gas and all associated infrastructure • Computer skills in Avocet, Excel and Roughneck an asset • Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers license • Demonstrate solid technical skills and problem solving abilities • Demonstrate experience in coordinating and integrating all operational aspects • Energetic and self motivated team player • Safety Training must be current in First Aid/CPR, H2S Alive, TDG/WHMIS & Ground Disturbance

Only Qualied candidates of interest will be contacted

Interested individuals should contact Ernie Speers at 306.637.3122 Email: ernie.speers@canera-energy.com


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One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well - drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention - and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry.

DIRECTIONAL DRILLING FIELD TRAINEES AND SUPERVISORS Job# 13868

Directional Trainees will require Drilling or Derrick Hand experience on an oil well rig. Computer Literacy is preferred and the candidate must have good mathematical skills, interact effectively with customers, show a team player attitude, and possess good verbal/written communication skills. Weatherford Drilling Services provides in-house classroom training, as well as training in the field. Qualified Directional Supervisors will possess Directional Drilling experience and good interpersonal skills with clients and rig personnel. International travel opportunities may be available for candidates with Directional experience.

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY:

AREA SALES REPRESENTATIVE

PureChem Services the chemical division of Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corp. is seeking full-time Area Sales Representatives for the following locations: • Carlyle, SK • Kindersley, SK • Wainwright, AB We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized individuals to join our team as chemical sales representatives. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Develop and maintain customer sales to new and existing accounts • Market PureChem product lines • Identify and resolve client concerns • Communicate new product and service opportunities, developments, information, or feedback gathered through field activity to appropriate company staff.

Qualifications:

MWD FIELD SUPERVISORS Job# 13864 Travel and work in field locations throughout Western Canada. Duties include operation and maintenance of MWD/LWD surface systems and down hole tools at rig site. Qualified candidates require technical diploma (NAIT/SAIT) or university degree in Petroleum, Mechanical, Electrical or Instrumentation. Oilfield experience, preferably on a drilling or service rig is preferred.

Weatherford offers an excellent wage and benefit package, including a generous retirement savings plan and health care spending account. Weatherford has many training and development opportunities for career progression. All employees are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

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Sherritt Coal is Canada’s largest thermal coal producer, with nine surface mines in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Producing more than 94% of the thermal coal produced in the country, Sherritt currently supplies domestic utilities and international companies with fuel for electricity generation. The Boundary Dam mine is located approximately 15 km SE of Estevan. This open pit mine operates 6 draglines and provides employment to over 400 employees. Boundary Dam Mine has an immediate opening for: Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Position Summary This position would be responsible for the safe repair and maintenance on equipment at the mine working as a team member in the maintenance department. This position is required to work 12 hour shift rotations, days and nights. Qualications: A Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Certicate is required as well as an Interprovincial red seal. Candidates must also possess either a 3A or 1A driver’s license. Previous mining experience would be an asset but not required. Sherritt Coal offers a competitive benets package and wages. Interested candidates should email or fax a resume and cover letter. E-mail: careers.BDMandBFT@sherrittcoal.com Fax: 306-634-7058. Applications may also be submitted in writing to: Human Resources, Sherritt Coal, Boundary Dam Mine, Box 3000, Estevan, SK S4A 2W2

Please fax resumes to (780) 979-4502 or apply online to above Job #’s. Apply online at

Weatherford.jobs Drilling / Evaluation / Completion / Production / Intervention

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

• Previous experience in the area of production chemicals required • Post secondary education with a focus in science and/or the petroleum field is preferred • Superior presentation and negotiating skills

Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corp. offers our employees a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to ainfo@ceslp.ca referencing ‘Area Sales Representative’ in the subject line.

Career Opportunities with Redhead Equipment - Estevan CONSTRUCTION LTD.

EXCAVATING, SAND AND GRAVEL • REDI-MIX CONCRETE Glen Peterson Construction, SK leader in aggregate, trucking concrete construction and sewer and water installations, is growing. Immediate openings for: Safety Coordinator: Must have COR safety program and all safety qualications for Sewer and Water, Concrete construction and aggregate operations. Full time position. Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Tyler at 421-3474 Technical Engineer: 2 years experience. Must be able to run lieca survey equipment. Full time. Wages depend on experience. Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Tyler at 421-3474 Sewer & Water Labourers, 4 Openings: $15 -$17/hour depending on experience. Phone Tyler at 421-3474 Equipment Operator: Experience in operating loaders, hoes, dozers, and crusher a denite plus. Must be dependable. Full time position. Wage depending on experience. Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Tyler at 421-3474 Diesel Mechanic: 50-80K depending on experience. Must have tools. Experience in diesel, hydraulics, electrical systems. Welding ability preferred. Fax resume to Tyler 634-4643 or phone 421-3474 Concrete Foreman, 2 Openings: 2 years experience in all phases of concrete work. Wage depending on experience. Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Sam at 421-1168 Concrete Labourers, 3 Openings: Must have reliable transportation, Wage $15 - $17/hour depending on experience. Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Sam at 421-1168 Driver, 2 positions: Experience with tandems, belly dumps, loaders, A-Train, and B-Train. 1- licence required. Looking for a long term opportunity? Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Sam at 421-1168 Concrete Truck Driver, 2 Openings: Must have 3-A Licence, Wage $22 - $24/hour depending on experience. Fax resume to 634-4643 or phone Ken at 4217119 Glen Peterson Construction Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a safe, drug-free workplace. We offer excellent wages and benets, plus overtime, incentives and bonus.

Glen Peterson Construction Ltd. 314 - 6th Street, Estevan, SK S4A-2V7 Ph: 306•634•2741 Fax: 306•634•4643

Redhead Equipment is pleased to offer the following career opportunities based out of our Estevan branch. Agricultural Product Specialist This position will promote and market our Agricultural Equipment and GPS products to existing and new customers. Working with the Territory Manager you will orient customers upon delivery of new equipment or products. Experience in a farm implement and/or sales background is considered an asset. Heavy Truck—Territory Manager Your role assumes responsible for the sales and marketing of our Heavy Truck and Trailer product lines. The successful candidate will be a motivated self starter with above average interpersonal skills and a desire to grow with an aggressive company. Parts Person Drawing on exceptional customer service skills and relevant experience this position supports our customers by identifying, recommending and sourcing all their parts related needs. Reception Qualified candidates will perform various administrative and clerical functions while delivering exceptional customer service. Dependability and the talent to deliver a high degree of customer service is essential. Service Technician Responsible for the maintenance and repair of heavy duty truck and agricultural equipment. Consideration will be given to journeymen and apprentices in the relevant industries. Redhead Equipment offers an industry leading compensation package, RRSP plan, advancement opportunities, on-going training and a positive work environment. If this sounds like a perfect fit with your experience and knowledge, we want to talk to you! Please forward your resume today clearly indicating the position title and location to careers@redheadequipment.ca

Redhead Equipment is committed to Employment Equity.

HUMAN RESOURCES 705 Henderson Drive, Regina, SK, S4N 6A8 E-mail: careers@redheadequipment.ca Fax: (306) 721.2899 www.redheadequipment.ca

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Midale community happenings By Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent Midale Central School will be celebrating AntiBullying Day on Wednesday, May 9. All staff and students are required to wear their bullying shirts that day to show their support. There will also be having a cyber-bullying presentation. A reminder to all graduates: May 10 is the deadline to submit scholarship applications.

Grad banquet tickets must be purchased by May 31, and class histories are also due in the office on May 31. The school will be holding a work week from June 4-8 for students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 who are participating in the Youth Internship Program. Students are required to have their jobs recorded in the office by May 25. It is to be noted that elementary students are not allowed to play handheld games or listen to

electronic devices during classes or at recess. It is best if these devices are kept at home as the school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Recess is a time for exercise and fresh air! There will be an elementary dance for kindergarten to Grade 7 students on Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $4 per student and the canteen will be open. Hot lunches dates for this month are as follows: Thursday, May10 - bar-

becue; Tuesday, May 15 - pizza; Thursday, May 17 - spaghetti and meat sauce; Wednesday, May 23 - sundae day; Thursday, May 24 - beef on a bun; Friday, May 25 - jumbo freezie day, and Thursday, May 31 - barbecue. All lunches are to be pre-ordered. Track practices for elementary students will be held at lunchtime on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The jump pits located behind the gymnasium are in need of a till. If anyone out there has a roto-tiller

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and would like to volunteer to till it up, the students would really appreciate it! They would love to start using it for track practice. The school has some extra clothing for sale in the office. Sizes and colours are limited. Hurry in! Hoodies are $30 and Sweats $20. Parents - please remember that students are not to be arriving at school prior to 8:30 a.m. unless arrangements have been made to work with a teacher.

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