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Another sure sign of spring? How about the annual re-opening of the Estevan Tourist Information Centre? That’s what happened on Friday, May 17 when the centre was given an official launch, even though its doors had been unofficially open to greet visitors a few days earlier. Michel Cyrenne, economic development manager for the Estevan Chamber of Commerce, welcomed
about 20 people who had gathered for the official launch late Friday afternoon and he introduced the centre’s first tourism hostess, Vi Giap, who is a commerce student at the University of Saskatchewan who will be joined later at the information centre by returning hostess Kelsey Schick. Cyrenne said the tourism and business development programs are expanding with the addition of funds gained through the
local hotels association that currently has three of the city’s 14 hospitality centres on board with two more on the cusp of joining them soon and with the hopes of getting all the hotels on board within the next year. “We needed to show the hotel people what we’re going to do with the money they collect,” said Cyrenne who said the two per cent room tax has brought in about $140,000 so far. Estevan ⇢A2
Vi Giap (left) the Estevan Tourism Centre’s reception hostess along with Estevan Chamber of Commerce’s Manpreet Sangha, Estevan’s economic development manager.
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It was a somber team of trustees who gathered in the conference room at the South East Cornerstone Public School Division last Thursday. It was only a little over a week since the untimely passing of their fellow director Garry Hammett in a highway accident. Chairman Harold Laich opened the public portion of the meeting by asking for a moment of silence to commemorate the passing “of a long time school board member and community leader.” Following the silent tribute, Laich added that Hammett’s life had
been one of service to his family and the community and that included more than 24 years of dedication to the educational governance family in which he was an integral member. “We want to give Margo (Hammett’s wife) and her family our support for the difficult weeks and months ahead.” The trustees said they had also spent time during their morning in-camera session with some quiet reflection concerning Hammett’s contribution to public education and the suddenness of his passing. Trustees Kevin Keating and Ja-
net Foord took a moment to note how his funeral service also portrayed the kind of man he was, even down to the Saskatchewan Roughrider cheer. “The music, the service, the cheer, if you knew Garry, you knew it was very appropriate,” said Foord. During the midway portion of the afternoon’s agenda, there was a note to call for a byelection to fill the seat that had been filled by Hammett, in Subdivision 4. Shelley Toth, vice-president of administration and finance, and Foord said that although the election call may seem to be too soon,
there was a need to be in compliance with the Education Act and therefore nominations would have to close by June 5 and a byelection would take place July 10 if more than one candidate surfaced to assume the representative’s duties for the Alameda, Oxbow, Lampman and Bienfait areas. The board also set a date for a special board meeting on May 30 to accommodate any final resignations or contract terminations that might surface at the last minute. Following that date, the new human resources contracts go into effect.
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Estevan Hotel Association unveiled A1â‡ â€œThe money they inject will be spent on projects aimed at increasing overnight stays and longer stays,â€? said Cyrenne. â€œThat means attracting visitors from further away.â€? Projects that have already been tested included longer distance advertising for the recent MĂśtley CrĂźe concert that paid off in interest with fans from North Dakota. Groups wanting to advertise events will be given three deadline opportunities within each year to advance their cause. The longer range plan includes improved signage within the city as well as on the outskirts. â€œThe program calls for more promotion for events along with conferences, conventions and even items that have a provincial impact such as our cityâ€™s bid for the next Saskatchewan Summer Games,â€? said Cyrenne. That list could include regional, provincial and Western Canadian baseball and hockey tournaments
since Estevan now has the facilities to house these more ambitious programs along with continuing growth of such things as the Estevan Motor Speedway and Souris Valley Theatre among others. â€œWeâ€™re having two more hotels opening within a year. Estevan has up to 1,200 rooms available for visitors, especially on weekends. Accommodations may be tight during the week, but usually on weekends, it eases up,â€? said Cyrenne, who said the current members in the Estevan Hotel Association include the Best Western, Motel 6 and Suburban Extended Stay. â€œ We h a v e s e v e r a l tourism generators within the city now. Weâ€™re losing that attitude that thereâ€™s nothing to do in Estevan. Thatâ€™s simply not true, just look around,â€? he said. Citing 2011 figures, Cyrenne said Estevan welcomed 148,000 visitors that year with 98,000 of them being same-day visitors while another 50,000 stayed overnight and 7,000
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Katrina Howick, (seated) curator of the Souris Valley Museum with Sarah Durham, collections manager, took a break from last minute cleaning jobs to have their photo taken aboard the recently moved fire engine display in the museum that is now opened for summer visitors and programming. more stopped over for more than one night. Out of all those visitors, 43,000 had Estevan as their destination point and they spent $20.8 million in the Energy City. â€œAnd those were new dollars, not local recycled dollars,â€? said Cyrenne, adding that the hotels group sees the building of a strategic plan and branding program as part of a local advantage and are willing to fund a program that will cater to their vision of having Estevan be a sustainable marketplace that welcomes both large and small scaled events attracting people with varying interests. â€œTheyâ€™re in on the plan to energize our week-
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ends and weeknights with top notch events, giving them a sustainable hospitality industry,â€? he said. To move along with that theme, the next door neighbour to the information centre, the Souris Valley Museum, also opened its doors officially on Friday with curator Katrina Howick, welcoming visitors. Collections manager Sarah Durham said Christine Hall, education assistant, will soon be coming on board for the summer tours and camps. â€œSome of the display items have been moved for better presentation, additions have been made,â€?
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The Mounties are looking for a truck that was stolen from a parking spot outside a Lampman residence on May 14. The Estevan detachment of the RCMP said the grey 2011 GMC Sierra
1500 vehicle, licence plate number 500 ELM, also has a small cartoon figure with a Canadian Wheat Board decal on the back window on the driverâ€™s side. The owner of the halfton vehicle said the truck
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cause we receive support funding from the City to help pay for the education programs. We have heating and air conditioning now too, so weâ€™ve been treated well by our supporters and visitors. Itâ€™s allowed us to grow. We offi cially separated from the Estevan Chamber of Commerce, not because of any disagreement, but by doing so, it allows us to seek additional funding support through grants and things like that. Weâ€™re still working closely with them, weâ€™re just not affi liated with them. Itâ€™s a good relationship though,â€? Howick said.
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said Howick. The museum will be hosting Pioneer Day camps in July up to midAugust for youngsters between the ages of five and 10, plus Discovery Day camps and an Archaeology Caravan in June. All can be housed on the five-acre site that the two organizations share on the western edge of the city. â€œWe have a Peter Pan display in the front of the main museum. We have the old school and cook house buildings ready for the season, with lots of interesting items for school tours. The fee is small and sometimes free be-
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â€œAlcohol and drugs are the excuse, not the reason,â€? â€“ Patt Lenover-Adams
Envision helping those in need By Norm Park Of The Mercury There is a line that Envision counsellors use often enough that pretty well sums up their take on the liquor and drug consumption levels in the Estevan area. â€œAlcohol and drugs are the excuse, not the reason,â€? said Patt LenoverAdams, the lead supervisor for an ever-expanding counselling regime at Envision Counselling and Support Centre, which provides services to hundreds of people who require assistance in one form or another, including problems associated with liquor. Lenover-Adams said Envision clients have increased in volume over the 20 years the service has been available, more so in the past 10 years. She said that might be attributed to the fact that more people are becoming aware of what is offered by Envision as well as a natural growth in population with many having a disconnection with the community. Victims of abuse and violence have grown in numbers over the past 10 years, with the average age of the victims going down, meaning the victims are younger than they were in 2003. That might also be a good thing because it indicates that more young people are aware of Envision and what it offers in a crisis situation. A new program of family intervention helps the communityâ€™s social services network fi ll the gaps in services. â€œThere are some families in a crisis who need
Patt Lenover-Adams help right now. Thatâ€™s where Envision can step in. Weâ€™re getting more calls due to word-of-mouth contacts as well as from police, mental health and schools,â€? said LenoverAdams. The program stretches out to include Weyburn and Carlyle. The Envision vision began over 20 years ago and included three people and a modest $136,000 budget. It now embraces 38 professional staff with four administrative positions, two offi ce support staffers, eight counsellors, 12 family support employees and two outreach workers. Just like other services in the city, LenoverAdams said recruitment and retention becomes an issue â€œdue mainly to the housing issues we have in this city.â€?
Those who are seeking help connect to Envision not only through their crisis hot line to handle abusive situations, but in a variety of other ways. Most often, the victims and even the perpetrators have a feeling of disconnection in the communities in which they are living. â€œThey work longer hours in the oilpatch. They donâ€™t integrate easily into the community because of the nature of their work and the hours they keep. They donâ€™t get engaged in the volunteer community or a church community or a regular social circle because theyâ€™re out in the patch. They canâ€™t come in at 1 p.m. for an appointment,â€? she said. An oil workers intervention program is one concept in the development stage, but to
make it successful, the services must be available after regular hours and on weekends, LenoverAdams said. So far theyâ€™re researching, assessing and gathering data through focus groups with the hope that funding will follow. So far Lenover-Adams sees it as a service that will â€œhave to go where they are, not the other way.â€? Liquor and drugs become a problem because the oil workers who have come from other parts of the country donâ€™t have family or friends to call on, nor do their wives, girlfriends or boyfriends, so they gather in the bars because thatâ€™s where the others will be. The family program was originally funded for, and expected to help, up to 15 families in crisis situations. Last year they
helped 147 families and will exceed that number this year. â€œThere is a culture in the oil industry, a stigma you might call it, that makes it difficult for them to come forward to seek help â€Ś abused or abuser,â€? said Lenover-Adams. There are programs and people available to help, but if the victims arenâ€™t aware of them, then they donâ€™t know where to go to get help when a crisis arises and, she added, â€œsixty-four per cent of us access counselling support in their lifetime, so letâ€™s remove the stigmas and get on with our lives.â€? The emergency line calls to assist women in abusive situations remain stable at about 350 calls a year and has been at that level for about five years, she said. Where the growth is coming is from online contacts through the Envision website where contact is up by 75 per cent. That means the support centre has to be ready to handle clients using newer technologies. â€œThe question becomes, â€˜who do I talk to after 5 oâ€™clock?â€™ â€? Lenover-Adams said. Problems can compound with immigrant families and the desire to engage them when support is needed. â€œWhen youâ€™re a growing agency like ours obviously is, adding programs is challenging because you have to find funding. Our main sources right now are government, United Way and community contributions. For instance, if an oil workers intervention program is going to work, weâ€™d have to find support
from within that industry because we donâ€™t charge any fees for services,â€? said Lenover-Adams. â€œWe canâ€™t provide it without assistance and would want to provide this industry with after hours and weekend counselling because of the nature of the jobs and right now Iâ€™m not aware of any government stream of funding for that. So, it would have to be industry supported.â€? Family support programs get help from Social Services. When Social Services get a call for help, theyâ€™ll often refer the client to Envision with a family support worker who might lend a hand with items that may be simple for some, but a big issue for others, such as helping with a family budget, solving a transportation dilemma, grocery shopping and learning how to â€œfight fair.â€? If the members of the family in crisis come from a background where there was little or no support, education or abilities to cope, then they arrive in Estevan with no real background in dealing with lifeâ€™s realities and they can become overwhelmed with common life skills issues. Without backup help they have nowhere to turn, unless they call on one of Estevan and areaâ€™s counselling support systems, she said. So yes, liquor is one of the problems but as the veteran counsellor pointed out â€Ś there is help just a phone call or an e-mail away, but first the victim has to be aware of the fact that the people who can help them are out there and willing to assist.
Local liquor sales among provinceâ€™s highest There is no doubt about it, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority does very well in the Energy City. With recent provincial numbers divulged showing the SLGAâ€™s record sales last year, itâ€™s clear Estevan has punched above its weight when it comes to alcohol purchases. The Estevan location generated $7.8 million in gross sales in the 2011-
2012 fiscal year. Thatâ€™s a healthy increase from $7.3 million the year before and from $6.6 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year. Itâ€™s about an 18.1 per cent increase in gross sales in two years. In that same period, the SLGA location in Weyburn increased from $4.7 million to $5.4 million or about a 14.8 per cent increase. The Swift Current location increased just 6.4 per cent from $9.3 million
to $9.9 million in gross sales, though that city hasnâ€™t seen the same population growth witnessed in the southeast. The North Battleford location took in $11.2 million in gross sales in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which results in just over $700 in sales per adult. None of the numbers provided by the SLGA include bar or off-sale figures, but show only the sales at the SLGA loca-
tions in these cities. Other factors may account for large differences in cityâ€™s numbers, like how many tourists visit a city each year, and whether or not there are people living in the city who are unaccounted for in federal census numbers. Provincial alcohol sales hit just above $571 million last year. The average Estevan adult of legal drinking age spent a little more
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than $790 at the local SLGA last year, while in Weyburn the annual average last year was about $664. In Swift Current, the average last year was about $724. Estevan has a younger population, with a median age of 36, compared to 41 in Weyburn and 42 in Swift Current, which could have an impact on liquor sales as well. â€œIn general, if you look at any of our stores,
sales have gone up year over year in all of our stores across the province. We see that in our overall number,â€? said David Morris, of the SLGA. â€œThatâ€™s really a result of the economy. We have more and more people moving into the province, as you know in Estevan. There are more jobs. There are more people. There are certainly increased sales in our stores and any other business.â€?
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Public school division leaders report on award programs The trustees of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division accepted three presentations on May 16 as part of their regular board meeting agenda. Jeff St. Onge, a Moosomin principal, was first up with a report on his recent visit to Toronto to accept an award as one of Canadaâ€™s 51 Outstanding Principals this past year. St. Onge noted the alumni group consists of 260 former winners over a nine-year stretch. In a sometime emotional thank you to the board, St. Onge stated he was most appreciative of the fact that the Cornerstone board provided so much encouragement and support as well as recognition of the award. â€œI was one of just four principals out of the 51 to
actually receive a letter of acknowledgement and congratulations from my board, and that means a lot to me,â€? he said. The award week included some intensive leadership training sessions delivered by captains of industry and administration through the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. The five days of professional development, he said, were the most rewarding sessions he had ever attended. Under the U of Tâ€™s executive leadership structure at the Rotman School, it included lectures and workshop sessions with celebrities of the business world. St. Onge said he had been able to bring back some of the dynamic lessons he had learned during the week to share with other leadership personnel in the
division. Joanne Jensen of Weyburn then outlined the award she received from the Canadian Student Leadership Association following Weyburnâ€™s hosting of a recent student leadership conference. She accepted her accolades in front of 275 student advisers, she said. The 20-year veteran of student representative council counselling said the award and workshops are carried out in partnership with Heritage Canada and are focused on encouraging greater participation by students in leadership roles. She has now been appointed as a consultant for the next Canadian Student Leadership Conference which is slated for Prince Edward Island next summer as well as being a national co-ordinator for the accompanying
trade fair. â€œItâ€™s people like this who make our division a successful one,â€? said Estevan trustee Janet Foord after listening to the two presentations. The third presentation was an update report from Early Learning and Care co-ordinator Sandi Klatt and regional counsellor Karen Thompson. Klatt brought information to the table regarding registration increases and program additions to accommodate the changing demographics. The central focus of the project is â€œreadiness for kindergarten,â€? said Klatt with a target of having 90 per cent of the early childhood program children registering above the 25 percentile of students registering for kindergarten.
â€œWe want them to be emotionally ready, we want their cognitive skills and motor skills to be at a level where they can be transitioned into kindergarten,â€? Klatt said. She noted that 25 per cent of the young students who continue to struggle with reading skills by the time they reach Grade 3, will struggle throughout their school careers. That is why early intervention from age 3 and up is important. â€œItâ€™s not there to label children, but rather to tell us where to target support and we do some of that with home visits before school,â€? said Klatt. The program started with 31 youngsters in 2011 and the caseload is now 63 with the average age of the young participants being just under three years.
Thompsonâ€™s section of the presentation focused on successes that have been achieved with First Nations and Metis children through a strong play and early learning program. She provided examples of how 15 First Nations youngsters are getting a head start through early recognition of their learning challenges. â€œItâ€™s challenging but obviously rewarding work,â€? said chairman Harold Laich in thanking the two educators for their presentation. â€œItâ€™s good to see a relationship developing within the First Nations in a nonthreatening environment. Itâ€™s good to see you are welcomed into the homes,â€? said trustee Janet Foord. â€œThis gives hope to the parents and progress for the children,â€? Laich said in conclusion.
Cornerstone trustees tend to business matters The board of trustees of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division spent little time in passing motions that will allow a series of school roof repairs to move forward now that provincial funding has been approved. Clark Roofing of Saskatoon captured two contracts for roof repairs at Redvers and Stoughton schools. The Redvers project is in the amount of $124,000 and was the lowest of three bids, while the Stoughton contract was for $315,435. School facilities in Wapella and Wawota are
also about to receive major roof repairs with Flynn Canada of Regina gaining those contracts. The Wapella contract is for $83,400 in refurbishment for a failing roof, while Wawotaâ€™s school roof will be repaired by Flynn at a cost of $306,505. In all instances, the lowest of the bids were accepted. Carol Flynn, the trustee for the Moosomin, Rocanville and Wapella regions, stated that she could assure trustees and the public that the Flynn company named in the two contracts had no connection to her
family and therefore there were no conflict of interest concerns to be declared prior to the vote. The trustees also passed a couple of motions to accommodate the sale of school divisionowned properties in Lake Alma and Tribune, with both small sections of land being purchased by the respective villages for one dollar each. The Lake Alma lots consisted of raw land, while Tribuneâ€™s properties included two buildings that were in total disrepair and unusable in any form. The trustees said it had been indicated to them that the
buildings would be torn down in order to accommodate the development of two residential lots. In other boardroom news, the trustees voted to reject a motion to allow a Wapella-based family to enrol their second child in a Moosomin school. Chairman Harold Laich said the board needed to cite the reasoning that included the fact that McLeod Elementry School in Moosomin is already at 114 per cent of capacity and even with the addition of a portable classroom, it remains well above capacity levels while the Wapella
School did not have that problem. Trustees Audrey Trombley and Carol Flynn said the family involved had been told that when the board approved the transfer of the older child a couple of years ago, the decision did not include the possibility of allowing the next child to also be automatically transferred out of the Wapella attendance area. â€œWe must remain consistent with policy and based on facts, I have to vote to deny the request for the transfer,â€? said Flynn. Laich said he would be informing the parents
of the decision. â€œIâ€™m voting to support the motion to deny only on the fact that McLeod is full. Otherwise, we may have been duty-bound to grant their request. Itâ€™s unfortunate we canâ€™t honour it,â€? said Weyburn trustee Bryan Wilson. Estevan trustee Janet Foord noted that a similar difficult decision had to be made regarding a request for a student to enrol at Spruce Ridge School for the same reason. The board of trustees will hold their next regular public business session on June 20 in Weyburn.
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Eagles will put party record up against NDP’s After a busy spring session that saw major changes to labour legislation, the provincial legislature came to a quiet close on May 16. The provincial NDP’s new leader Cam Broten was generally pleased with the legislature’s spring session, which was his first as party leader of the official Opposition. During a conference call on May 16, Broten said a particular win for the NDP was the passing of Howard’s Law, a private member’s bill Broten sponsored, that makes it mandatory to report asbestos in public buildings. He said it showed that both parties could support good ideas when they are introduced. Estevan MLA Doreen Eagles agreed that law was one that made sense, and after the Sask. Party made some amendments to the bill, felt it was a necessary one to pass. Broten also blasted the governing Sask. Party over Bill 85, an omnibus labour legislation that he said “revamped” 100 years of labour law in one quick motion. He said there should have been more debate on the bill, which he thought could have waited to be passed in the fall after greater discussion. “Over the last few weeks, we’ve been saying this does not need to be rammed through in the spring sitting. We can take the time as a province to look at this properly and examine what unintend-
Doreen Eagles ed consequences may be there,” said Broten. “We offered to fix aspects of the legislation where there may be deficiencies in a co-operative way. Unfortunately, that olive branch that we extended, and others in the province extended, wasn’t accepted.” E a g l e s , h o w e v e r, didn’t feel the legislation was pushed through at all. “The bill was introduced last fall in session. When a bill is introduced in the fall, it is passed in the spring,” said Eagles. “The NDP had all winter to consult. When that piece of legislation was before the committee, they didn’t even use the allotted time in committee for it.” She noted the bill never went to a vote in the house. “They had one member there (at committee), the labour critic and not one other member bothered to show up. Mr. Broten
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hasn’t been completed. I’m not going to say 100 per cent of the outstanding ones are that, but a lot of them are.” She said Jim Reiter, minister responsible for PDAP, is working closely with the Village of Roche Percee, and that she attended a meeting with Reiter, the mayor and SourisMoose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki. She said she received a letter from PDAP’s deputy minister Al Hilton saying he is in touch with Roche Percee’s mayor. Eagles said the Sask. Party has increased the
Cam Broten needs of communities,” said Broten “There are some outstanding issues, but everyone, I think, who has had their issues settled has been paid,” said Eagles. “It’s when there are appeals or they’re working together and the proper paperwork
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Twinning argument at next level Estevan and Weyburn residents got some straight answers last week from Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris. The response wasn’t what we were hoping for, but full measure must be given for the frankness of his response to the Time to Twin committee. The minister pointed out that in terms of raw traffic volume, Highways 39 and 6 (south of Regina) are not as high as they are along Highway 7 (Saskatoon to Delisle) or Highway 16 (Saskatoon to Clavet). There is recognition that the traffic is heavy from North Portal to Estevan, comparable or exceeding the other two routes, but that our local committee would have to make their case based on matters other than volume which includes heavy truck traffic. So we shall. We begin with value of product and the international status of the Highway 39 throughway. It’s a vital cog for food and manufactured products coming into and departing Saskatchewan. Those goods have to travel quickly and efficiently. The international business hub in Regina only intensifies that pressure. Canada Border Services Agency statistics inform us that traffic is increasing at a rate of 10 per cent or greater each year. Statistics released by the ministry state that the Highway 39 and 6 route has had just over 600 collisions on it over the past five years, resulting in 19 deaths. Highway 7 has had 876 collisions and 23 deaths, they say. But … are those numbers for collisions and deaths between Saskatoon and Delisle? Highway 16, they say, has witnessed 1,004 collisions and 19 deaths, again, we have to assume, if the ministry is being consistent with their comparisons, those 1,004 collisions occurred between the outskirts of Saskatoon and Clavet. Or are those collision and fatalities recorded between Saskatoon and let’s say Kindersley or in the matter of Highway 16, are the stats gathered from Saskatoon to Yorkton? Somehow that was one response that wasn’t quite clear. But whether the ministry cares to compare apples with apples or apples with oranges, the fact remains there is only going to be so much that can be done within the next couple of years regarding rebuilding provincial highways. No. 11 and No. 1 highways have received the bulk of attention for the past 10 years. When it came to No. 1, the federal government became a player because of its national status. But when No. 39, an international highway, is brought forward for scrutiny, the response is a blank stare. Cross Canada? Vitally important. Cross continents? Well, we’ll see. We understand that we can get myopic when it comes to local issues. We struggle to see the bigger provincial picture and the pressures that Highways and Infrastructure have on them to serve all residents and travellers. We try to keep the eyes, spirit and mind wide open to accept all arguments. But when you have been told by government, on several occasions, this is the economic region that is driving our current growth, you might come to expect a little bit of added consideration.
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Wall must do more on carbon capture There is no question that Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was where he should have been in the final days of the spring legislative sitting ... even if that place was nowhere near the legislature or even in the country. Wall spent much of the last week of the legislative sitting promoting what he called the province’s “game-changing carbon capture technology” at the annual Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) conference in Pittsburgh. Of course, some will question the validity of such trips ... and not without valid reason. The premier’s last U.S. trip to Washington earlier in the year to promote the oilsands and sway President Barack Obama’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline was of questionable value. For starters, Wall should have gone down with Alberta Premier Alison Redford, whose province has the biggest stake in the oilsands. Having two provincial premiers there at the SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL
Duffer goes round the circle What is it about these former CBC types? It seems they’re either governor-general quality or rascals when it comes to moving over from national newsgathering to national coziness. We have Jean and Clarkson … the governor-quality team, and then we have the crew that have a swirling vortex of issues hovering over their heads like Duffy and Wallin. So what side will Peter Kent fall on when his report card is filled out? If this whole Mike Duffy, Mac Harb, Patrick Brazeau, Pamela Wallin thing wasn’t so sadly expensive and frustrating, it would be downright amusing. I’m senior enough to recall Duff, the righteous reporter, seeking truth and justice and straight answers from politicians and government appointees. Now look at him … dodging and darting while Stevie Wonder, that Harper boy, does some verbal gymnastics trying to explain and even justify a $90,000 gift from his former chief of staff, Nigel Wright to Duffy, who apparently didn’t have the money to pay back his ill-gotten housing claims. It seems Senator Duffy doesn’t know where he lives but does know how to double bill the Senate and the Conservative party for the same job; one of them being tax deductible. It appears as
Norm Park All Things Considered if the Duff man can’t remember where his house is, but can recall where all the expense sheets are kept. And hey, how many of us have personal friends like Mr. Wright … willing to provide us with a $90,000 gift in exchange for … well, in exchange for nothing? That’s what gifts are for, aren’t they? Or maybe there were expectations or maybe services rendered by Mr. Duffy in the past that warranted some largesse from Mr. Wright, the former chief-ofstaff for you know who. Ah, the circle gets small sometimes. Mr. Wright, who is now gone … for obvious reasons … realized the smoke was beginning to drift toward the fire, so he’s replaced by a guy named Ray Novak, who used to rent a room above the Harper’s garage. Oh joy, another real “forthcoming” guy in charge of the micro-management office. Get ready for some more chuckles … at your expense, dear diary. We learn that apparently nobody outside of Queen Elizabeth has the authority to turf the Duffer.
same time would have been a more effective lobby. Second, Wall’s courting of mostly Republican politicians who don’t especially get along with Obama had many inside Ottawa worried he may have been doing more harm than good. However, a U.S. business conference on carbon capture is different. Wall should be there because Saskatchewan should have a leading role. SaskPower is hoping that by next year, the corporation will start capturing as much as 90 per cent of the CO2 emissions from Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan. The C02 will be utilized for enhanced oil recovery in the nearby Bakken play oilfields. The technology being utilized is something that can be sold to what Wall described as the “large players” at the Pittsburgh conference. The problem, however, is that Wall must do more than talk the talk to the Americans. He and government have to walk the walk on carbon capture at home. And that hasn’t been happening this year. The province’s centrepiece research project - the University of Regina’s IPAC-CO2 project that was to provide guidelines for safe carbon capture and storage - was wound down last month. Wall explained that IPAC-CO2 had simply completed its work. In reality, the federal/provincial/private sector project has been plagued with controversy - mostly, involving overbilling and conflicts of interest involving other companies with close ties to principal players in IPAC-CO2. This is not helpful given that carbon capture technology is already taking it on the chin from critics as unproven, with potentially worrisome consequences. Adding to Wall’s problem selling Saskatchewan CCS
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He just had to resign from the Tory caucus, but he’s still a full salaried senator as are Brazeau, Harp and Wallin (who also stepped out of the caucus pending the check on her spending habits). So what could be done to rid ourselves of this mess? Forget about dissolving the Senate. Those guys and gals are just having too much fun. Well, we have a Privy Council, and a dubious ethics committee of some sort and Elections Canada, who have kinda lost their way too … all supposedly capable of looking into the mess. We could also call on the RCMP to conduct an investigation, but it seems they’re so embroiled in the political gamemanship that they too, would probably be seen as having a vested interest in outcomes … you know the old conflict of interest thing that Duffer, Patty, Pammy, Stevie, Nigel and the likes don’t seem to recall. Some kind of internal review will be held. They might even dare call it an investigation. It will fall flat after a few months as the Twitter universe gets bored and we’ll forget all about this comedy caper. Some will be exonerated, others will quit … like Nigel and the universe will unfold just as Mr. Truth and Justice Pierre Trudeau said it would. Remember him? Sure you do, he’s Justin’s dad.
to the Americans - again, a laudable goal because of U.S. concerns about Canada’s “dirty oil” - is the fact that CCS development in Saskatchewan is playing second-fiddle to projects in Alberta and elsewhere. While Alberta has also seen two of its four private-sector CCS projects - TransAlta Corp.’s Pioneer project and the Swan Hills Synfuels LP synthetic gas plant - cancelled because of economic feasibility concerns, the province remains committed to CCS in a big way. Alberta Energy Minister Ken Hughes said earlier this year his province would maintain its $1.3-billion commitment to its two remaining private sector projects, including one touted as the “Trans-Canada Highway” for carbon dioxide. Because of this, it is now Alberta that is getting most of the federal support for CCS. The federal government was clearly unhappy about the mess at IPAC-CO2. And it also balked at Wall’s proposal a couple of years ago for a joint Montana-Saskatchewan CCS pilot project. Moreover, Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced $4.7-million in funding to CO2 Solutions Inc. for a project pioneering the use of enzymes to scrub CO2 from the exhausts of natural-gas-fired steam boilers used to free the bitumen from the oilsands. The project is based in, of all places, Quebec City. In fact, Harper recently announced $82 million for 55 clean energy projects - several of which advanced CCS technology - and none of those were Saskatchewan-based. With oil and coal so critical to the Saskatchewan economy, especially the rural economy, Wall needs to be promoting Saskatchewan CCS elsewhere. But more needs to be happening at home.
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Letters to the Editor Minister responds to Mercury editorial The Editor: This is in response to the editorial titled Government failed Roche Percee published on April 17, 2013. I would like to address a number of statements concerning the Government of Saskatchewanâ€™s support for Roche Perceeâ€™s 2011 Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) claims and recovery; plans for a new residential development; and support for potential flooding in 2013. Many communities suffered significant damage from flooding in 2011. In the village of Roche Percee, numerous homes built in what has historically been a flood plain, were rendered uninhabitable and the berm protecting the area was severely compromised. The provincial government has programs to help citizens in these situations including PDAP. To date, PDAP has made over $7 million in payments to permanent, primary residents and almost $900,000 to the Village to repair essential community infrastructure. Out of 134 claims submitted, only four of them, along with the Village claim, remain open. The Water Security Agency (WSA) contracted a consultant to determine feasibility and costs of building a berm to provide one in 500 year flood protection. The assessment indicated that it would cost $6 million to build this berm and it would not meet the communityâ€™s flood protection needs unless it was unrealistically large and was built on top of many of the lots it was meant to protect. In addition, the ministries of Health, Government Relations, Highways and Infrastructure, Social Services along with WSA, SaskPower, SaskTel and the Red Cross were on site and available to provide support to Roche Percee throughout the response and recovery phases of this flood. On October 26, 2012, I had responded by letter to Mayor Penna confirming that the government is not able to provide funds for the proposal to develop a 10-acre parcel of land purchased by the Village. It is inaccurate to state the Village has not been given a clear and definitive response by the provincial government about funding for this proposed residential development. Government Relations supports the initiative of the Village to find suitable alternatives for development outside the flood prone areas and to recover from the 2011 flood. The ministry recently met with the Mayor and has established a Ministry team to provide additional support to this community. Ministry staff met with the Village on a number of occasions, the last being April 18, to discuss the development of an official community plan and bylaws to
support the recovery and future growth of Roche Percee, including zoning for the 10-acre land parcel purchased by the municipality. Staff also reviewed their 2011 municipal PDAP claim and a further payment will be forthcoming. Since January of this year, Government Relations and WSA have been in contact with Mayor Penna and councillors on 10 different occasions to offer information and support in an effort to prepare the Village for flooding this spring. They have also been in direct contact with residents living in the flood plain, recommending the development of individual household emergency plans and are assisting the Village with respect to community emergency planning.
Your local MLA Doreen Eagles has continued to advocate on Roche Perceeâ€™s behalf, ensuring that their concerns are being properly addressed by our government as we work to help the community to recover. We will continue to work with the Village of Roche Percee to ensure they develop the capacity to address local issues, deliver services and provide safe and desirable living conditions for its residents. Jim Reiter Minister of Government Relations Minister Responsible for First Nations, MĂŠtis and Northern Affairs
Numbers do not justify twinning The Editor: Iâ€™m writing today to outline our governmentâ€™s position on twinning and passing lanes. After recently meeting with the Time to Twin committee, I felt our position should be made clear. This year we will finalize the twinning of Highway 11 between Prince Albert and Saskatoon. As construction concludes, we have begun a process of evaluating other highways for twinning. Our government, as we have demonstrated in the past, will choose projects based on need, traffic volume, and safety considerations. For a highway to be considered for twinning, traffic volumes typically have to exceed 5,000 vehicles per day. Two of our busiest highways are 7 and 16; compare those traffic counts to 6 and 39: Highway 6 from Regina to the Junction of Highway
39 averages 4,130 vehicles per day. Highway 39 from the Junction of Highway 6 to the U.S. Border averages 3,610 vehicles per day. Highway 7 from Saskatoon to Delisle averages 6,690 vehicles per day. Highway 16 from Saskatoon to Clavet averages 8,610 vehicles per day. There is a section of Highway 39 near Estevan that may warrant further consideration. Heading east out of Estevan there is an 11 kilometre section that averages 6,980 vehicles per day before dividing into more manageable traffic levels at the junction of 18 and 39. Iâ€™ve also been asked if recent heavy truck traffic increases warrant twinning
of Highways 6 and 39; again, both Highways 16 and 7 average higher heavy truck traffic counts. Collisions and fatalities are also a significant factor in determining priority. To give you an idea of some of the pressures our highways face, compare the following numbers over the last five years (2008-2012): Highway 6: 92 collisions and six deaths Highway 39: 519 collisions and 13 deaths Highway 7: 876 collisions and 23 deaths Highway 16: 1,004 collisions and 19 deaths Lastly, we have to consider the costs of twinning highways. Despite spending a record $3.7 billion on highways over the past
six years, we continue to experience unprecedented demand for infrastructure. In order to meet this demand I have instructed Highways and Infrastructure to explore cost-effective solutions. One option may be passing lanes. If this yearâ€™s current pilot project proves to be successful, our government will contemplate passing lanes in other corridors. It is crucial that we prioritize projects in order to best serve the needs of the province as a whole; it is a principle that our government has stood by in the past, and will continue to abide by in the future. Don McMorris, Minister, Highways and Infrastructure
EDITORIAL â‡ A6 We received some when this government agreed to come to the table to take up their share of rebuilding Highway 47 through Estevan because it had crumbled so unexpectedly. So what happened? Perhaps itâ€™s the fact that itâ€™s the alternate route to Regina that takes pressure off
Highway 39? Perhaps statistical studies should include Highway 47 volumes lumped in with Highway 39. After all, if 39 is too busy and dangerous, then they use 47, which was just recently resurfaced and is now suffering from traffic abuse. Does anybody wonder
why this factor doesnâ€™t come up in the apples to apples to oranges comparison? We still believe very firmly there is a desperate need to twin Highway 39. If it is not to be twinned, then the big question surfaces. What will be done with this highway of the damned?
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Local border crossings remain busy in April Traffic was steady at the local border crossings in April according to the Canada Border Services Agency monthly report. According to information from the CBSA, 27,087 travellers entered Canada at the North Portal border crossing in April compared to 29,906 in April 2012 â€” a nine per cent decrease. There were also 7,457 light vehicles and 10,300 commercial trucks, compared to 7,917 and 11,303 respectively for April 2012. While traffic was down slightly at the North Portal crossing, there was an increase at the Estevan Highway crossing. The report noted there were 5,247 travellers, which is higher up from the 4,980 recorded in 2012. Of the travellers, there were 962 non-resident travellers compared to 709 in 2012. Commercial truck volumes dropped sharply to 330 from 608 for the same month last year and vehicles increased slightly to 2,865 from 2,738. At North Portal, 37 travellers were refused entry, 24 of whom were for criminal reasons and four were nongenuine visitors. Seven travellers at Estevan Highway were refused as well, five for criminal reasons. Among the highlights at North Portal was an incident on April 4 when a 44-year-old Nebraska man was selected for secondary examination. During the search, CBSA officers located a prohibited .22 calibre rifle, a .243 calibre handgun, a prohibited switchblade and an over-capacity ammunition magazine. The man was arrested while the firearms, knife, magazine and vehicle were all seized. The vehicle was released after a $2,000 penalty was paid and the man was refused entry into Canada. On April 9, a 45-year-
On April 25, the CBSA management team at North Portal were presented with the inaugural 2012 Regional Director Generalâ€™s Award of Excellence for their significant contributions during the 2011 flood. From left to right: Superintendent Duane Gaudry, Superintendent Scott Kienlen, Superintendent Tim Fogarty, Chief Wayne Brown, Superintendent Greg Valentine, Superintendent Greg Arnott, and Superintendent Jason Evert. Missing: Superintendent Richelle Perkins. old commercial truck driver entering Canada was found to have had previous criminal convictions for assault, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of marijuana. The man was counselled regarding regulations as it pertains to entering Canada and was refused entry due to being inadmissible for prior criminal convictions. A local resident found himself in a spot on April 13 after they were refused entry to the United States by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and then returned to the CBSA in order to re-enter Canada. Officers determined the 35-year-old had two outstanding Canada-wide warrants and was prohibited from driving in Canada. He was arrested and turned over to Estevan RCMP. On April 18, a 66-yearold Saskatchewan resident was importing a boom lift from Texas and declared it at US$2,000. CBSA officers determined during an examination the actual value of the boom lift was US$7,475. The man was issued a $3,000 penalty. However, if he had correctly reported the value, he would have paid just $375 in GST. That same day, a U.S. male was seeking entry with
a Canadian and stated they were friends, and he was just entering for a two to three month visit. He was unemployed, had no fixed address and presented no substantial ties to the United States. Officers determined he was a non-genuine visitor to Canada, as he could not provide proof he would leave Canada at the end of the period authorized for his stay. He returned to the U.S. On April 19, two European foreign workers came to the border to apply for new work permits. Officers determined the pair had been working illegally in Saskatchewan since May 2012. CBSA officers issued removal orders for the pair for working without authorization. They confirmed their departure from Canada on April 27 and are barred from returning for one year. A 35-year-old male from Idaho arrived at the port on April 23 and was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. CBSA officers administered a roadside alcohol screening device, which the traveller failed. The man was arrested
for impaired driving and turned over to the Estevan RCMP. He has since returned to the U.S. On April 26, CBSA officers seized a .22 calibre handgun, a .44 calibre replica handgun, and seven over capacity (30-round) assault rifle magazines. Jeremy Wayne James was arrested for smuggling and turned over to CBSA investigators for criminal prosecution. On April 29, James was sentenced in Regina to time served and a fine of $2,000 for one offence of non-report under the Customs Act. Making the highlights at the Estevan Highway crossing was a 34-year-old woman who returned to Canada after a brief absence on April 11 and declared US$175 for two separate parcel items. During a routine secondary exam, CBSA officers noted the value was for one parcel, not the second parcel. When asked again, the woman repeated the value for both parcels was $175. Officers then discovered an invoice for an undeclared breathing apparatus, valued at US$3,650. The item was seized and returned
to the traveller after a $925 penalty was paid along with $186 in PST. CBSA officers also noted a strong odour of alcohol to which the woman admitted to consuming alcohol. Officers administered a roadside alcohol screening device which resulted in a warning. The woman stayed at the port for an hour and then proceeded into Canada. On April 13, a U.S. resident sought entry to visit Estevan for the day. Background checks revealed he had been convicted of larceny, receiving stolen property, deliver/manufacture a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was found inadmissible due to his criminal record and returned to the United States. The April report also included highlights from the Oungre, Torquay and Northgate crossings. At the Oungre crossing on April 3, CBSA officers refused a 59-year-old man from coming to Canada for missionary work after background checks revealed a previous DUI conviction. Without supporting documents to apply for re-entry,
the man was directed back to the U.S. and counselled on proper procedures to apply for re-entry in the future. On April 6, a U.S. man was refused entry for a previous mischief conviction. He returned to the U.S. On April 22, a North Dakota man was travelling to Regina to attend a seminar. He was refused entry as background checks revealed he had convictions for DUI and reckless driving. On April 26, a North Dakota couple were returned to the U.S. after the husband was advised he was inadmissible to Canada for his criminal record of DUIs and theft. One day later a 40-year-old North Dakota man was coming to Regina for the weekend to visit a friend and admitted to numerous criminal convictions, including: obstruction, theft, drug possession, and multiple failures to appear. He was refused entry and returned to the U.S. At the Torquay crossing, a 64-year-old Arizona man was refused entry as a non-genuine visitor on April 26. He stated he was visiting Canada but was travelling with all his personal effects, had sold his vehicle and his house and had no ties to the U.S. He was counselled on the required procedures should he wish to apply for re-entry in the future and returned to the U.S. On April 12 at Northgate, a 41-year-old man working in North Dakota wanted to visit the area for the day as he had never been to Canada. He admitted to drugs and weapons convictions and was still on probation for an assault conviction. CBSA officers refused him entry.
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Fish Out of Water? For National Lifejacket Day one team of five and six-year-old girls donned their bright orange lifejackets for their softball game on May 16. The girls wore the life vests to raise awareness about staying safe on the water.
A10 May 22, 2013
Shand test facility construction pace moving quickly
The desorber and absorber vessels (above and below) for the SaskPower/Hitachi test facility at Shand Power Station arrived at the plant last week. The advanced carbon capture technologies being implemented around Estevan took another major step forward recently when a couple of large vessels arrived at the Shand Power Station. The absorber and desorber units will be used at the carbon capture test facility that is being built at that station to validate or further test carbon capture methods by other companies or agencies. The test facility is being constructed in concert with the full commercial scale carbon dioxide capture project at Boundary Dam, which is scheduled to go on stream in early 2014. The neutral platform test site at Shand, which is being built at a cost of about $64 million, will provide vendors an opportunity to verify and improve their
post-combustion gas capture technologies within a commercial setting. The two vessels that arrived at Shand on May 9 will play an integral part in the operation. The vessels were fabricated by Hitachi Power Systems of Canada and they will be used to remove carbon dioxide from the flue gas within the Shand carbon capture test facility. The absorber weighs in at about 38 tonnes and is about two metres in diameter and 35 metres high. The desorber weighs about 13 tonnes and is approximately 1.3 metres in diameter and 30 metres high. Both vessels will be integrated into the construction sequence, which is expected to begin in the fall of this year. The projectâ€™s construction costs are
being shared equally between SaskPower and Hitachi, with Hitachi gaining the right of first use of the completed test facility in exchange for their financial and technical contributions. Following their test term, space and time at the facility will be sold to various
corporations or other entities that wish to test carbon dioxide and other gas capture processes. SaskPower officials noted earlier, during an open house presentation, that the interest level for such a facility remains high.
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Estevan petitions presented in legislature A pair of petitions designed to bring attention to the housing issues in Estevan were presented in the provincial legislature last week. NDP MLA and housing critic David Forbes presented the two petitions that were started by members of the Estevan NDP Constituency at a meeting on housing earlier this year. One petition called for a freeze on rental prices in all buildings and holdings in the province while the other asked for a freeze on the lot fees charged in mobile home parks.
Forbes said he was very happy to present the petitions on behalf of the local group and noted there were 750 signatures between the two of them. “Estevan is facing a real challenge here in Saskatchewan with a vacancy rate of 0.6 per cent and the rents are comparable to Vancouver,” he said. “It’s just too much and people are having trouble making ends meet.” Forbes said the housing shortage has a broad impact on the community, as a number of people who would like to work in Estevan are unable to because they cannot
find accommodations. Forbes added families that have been in the city for years are leaving because the cost of living is so high. The city also had a homeless shelter operating over the winter months. “This is really unique for a city that is doing so well that this should be happening,” Forbes said of the shelter. “It’s important that the government take a look at this.” Forbes feels the government has fallen down on the housing issue and needs to step up and begin building rental properties throughout the province.
“They will offer small grants, incentives … but they really focus in on home ownership and really the challenge that we see today in so many of our communities is around rental accommodations — what they call purpose built rental accommodations so that they are truly apartments and they are not going to be converted to condos in five years.” Forbes said the lack of rental properties is also hitting the senior community hard as many of them are on a fixed income and unable to afford the high prices being charged.
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2013 EBEX Awards will be presented June 14 at Spectra Place A13
Chamber announces 2013 EBEX nominees The nominees for the Estevan Business Excellence Awards have been unveiled. Scheduled for June 14, the awards are a celebration of local businesses that have excelled in their particular area or made significant contributions to the community. The nominees were announced last Wednesday at the Estevan Chamber of Commerceâ€™s monthly luncheon. In the Outstanding Service category, the nominees are ATCO Lodge Estevan, the Great Canadian Oil Change and Trimount Developments. The three businesses nominated in the Community Involvement category are Murray GM, TS&M Supply and Turnbull Excavating. The Southeast Health Group and Woodlawn Re-
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and Warren Waldegger. The Business of the Year Award will also be presented at the gala banquet. All businesses nominated for the various awards are eligible for that award. The newest inductees into the Nick and Verna Morsky Business Hall of Fame will also be announced at the event. â€œThis is going to be a red carpet affair with wonderful food, five star service and great videos featuring all of the nominees,â€? said Rebecca Howie, the chamberâ€™s marketing and events co-ordinator. â€œThe businesses nominated work hard and deserve to be treated with the red carpet treatment to honour their achievements.â€? Tickets for the event may be purchased by calling Howie at 306-6372190.
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A14 May 22, 2013
BAD Rodeo to raise funds for diabetes There are two things the Bikers Against Diabetes club is trying to promote: motorcycles and diabetes awareness. That may be obvious, but the local club backs up their name by sending local children and their families to Diabetes Camp annually so they can learn more about how to manage their disease. The club’s annual BAD Rodeo will be held on June 1, as an event for
families and a fundraiser to support diabetes research and sending people to the camps. Organizer Keith Irvine doesn’t like “annual” titles, and the club doesn’t do this every year to go through the motions. “I don’t believe in annual things. I just believe in a purpose,” said Irvine. But if anyone’s counting, this is the sixth annual BAD Rodeo. This year at the rally,
the Diabetes Association’s Clothesline truck will also be available to accept clothing donations throughout the day. “We’re hoping to get that as full as we can with people doing spring cleaning right now,” said Irvine. The rodeo will once again be held at Stanley Park on Road 605 between Bienfait and Lampman. Signs will be out on Saturday directing people to the rural location.
The Estevan Family Centre has also come on board to be a part of the event, and they will be organizing the Critter’s Corner, with lots of activities for young children who maybe aren’t so interested in the bikes. “We’re going to have little tyke toys and activities for the little ones, so while the motorcycle stuff is going on, they aren’t bored and they can get in under the shade,” said Ir-
vine, noting they are a very family-friendly festival. “We’re combining fun with motorcycle activities and family activities to get the kids involved with getting to know more about not only diabetes but motorcycles,” he added. Some of the funding they raise goes to help send kids to camp. “Right now we do have a kid from Estevan whose family would like to go to the family camp. That’s a
weekend thing,” said Irvine, noting he has been in contact with the Diabetes Association to apply for it. Irvine and his older sister attended the camp when they were children. The kids’ camp is in Watrous, while the family camp was recently moved to Arlington Beach. Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the BAD Rodeo has lots to see, lots to do and plenty of prizes to be won.
MS Walk coming May 26
Let it rain, let it pour, no matter the weather this year’s MS Walk will take it all in stride. The annual walk, held this year on May 26, will be done locally at the Estevan Leisure Centre, taking advantage of the walking track at Spectra Place. This year’s walk coordinator Sherry Kjersem noted in a previous interview teams of four or more may sign up either online at Estevan’s MS Walk page on the MS Society’s website or by calling her at 306-581-9317. Teams may register at any time, including during the day of the event. When groups register, they will receive pledge sheets, but donations to teams may be made online as well. Kjersem said a number of sponsors have stepped up to ensure there is entertainment, like a bouncy castle for the kids, as well as gift bags. All proceeds go to the MS Society.
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May 22, 2013 A15
Several domestic disputes for police to handle last week Estevan Police Service members were called upon to attend to a variety of incidents during the past week including several domestic disturbance calls that fortunately did not entail major injuries or aggressive policing action. A domestic dispute on the cityâ€™s south side on the night of May 13 involved two roommates who were disagreeing about details in a lease contract. The matter was resolved without further incident with police assistance. Shortly after that matter had been resolved, EPS members received a call regarding a dog bite, also on the cityâ€™s south side. Minor injuries were reported by the victim and the dog was not
found, but the matter remains under investigation. A business on the northeast side of the city reported to police that a theft had occurred at their establishment when a set of truck keys that had been placed on the counter were stolen while the patron was being looked after at a customer service desk. This matter remains under investigation. A report of two people attempting to enter vehicles on the northeast side of the city was responded to by police, but the culprits left the scene before police arrived. One of the final calls during the May 13 night shift was to the central part of the city in response to a report of a vehicle being rear-ended by
another vehicle that did not stop after inflicting the damage. This hit-and-run matter remains under investigation. A domestic dispute on the cityâ€™s east side attracted police attention on the afternoon of May 18. The matter involved a common-law couple and an eight-monthold infant. The matter was defused for the moment and referrals were made to Social Services for follow up assistance. Police next received a call from a man inquiring about the well being of his two children who now reside in the city. He said he had been informed the children had been apprehended by Social Services personnel. EPS members made contact
and placed in cells until sober. When police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a tinted window infraction on May 20, they detected a distinct odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Two men were arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance with both having less than 30 grams. A report of a domestic dispute in progress in a parking lot near a local retail store resulted in police attendance. Although the event was loud in nature, it was discerned that it was just a disagreement and no further action was required by police. Two unlocked vehicles were reported to have been ransacked during the night of May 20. Cash was taken
with the children and it was concluded that everything was OK. Police attempted to call the father back to advise him of this status, but his phone was blocked for incoming calls. A call regarding some reckless driving in an alley on the south side of the city was followed up by police members. They contacted the registered owner and warned him about the driving actions. A domestic dispute on the north side of the side resulted in police attendance after an argument escalated. Police noted that one of the participants was intoxicated and that person left the scene just as they arrived. He was subsequently arrested for being intoxicated in public
in both instances. Police re-issued a warning to the general public to ensure their vehicles are locked, especially overnight, since thieves are targeting these unlocked vehicles and grabbing anything of value. On the night of May 21, EPS members charged a young offender for being in breach of conditions of his release after he failed a court-ordered drug test. He was given a May 23 date for his next court appearance. Three 14-year-old youngsters who were caught on the roof of Pleasantdale School were warned about their action and their parents were advised of their activities. No further policing action was required.
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES City of Estevan
The Estevan Police Service is seeking applications for the position of Guard/Matron. Successful applicants must be honest, trustworthy and able to work independently with little supervision. The Guard/Matron will provide constant observation of persons who are being held in custody. Retired persons are also encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be on call and will have the right to turn down shifts. Applicant must pass a Security Clearance. If you would like to apply or would like to receive further information please contact the Estevan Police Service at 301-11th Ave., Estevan, Saskatchewan. S4A 1C7 Or call 306 634 4767. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment Operator - Swing Operator â€˘ Operate and maintain heavy equipment such as: â€˘ Compactor â€˘ Grader â€˘ Excavator / Backhoe â€˘ Maintain assigned tools and equipment â€˘ Complete logs, records, and reports
â€˘ Operate additional vehicles and equipment as required (skid steer, tandem trucks) â€˘ Relieve Sweeper Operator â€˘ Perform Labourer type tasks and duties as required
Education â€˘ Grade 12 or GED Equivalent â€˘ Valid Class 3 Driverâ€™s License with Air Brake Endorsement
Experience â€˘ 500 hours operating Heavy Equipment
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It takes someone with the desire to do something important for the community, someone with courage and dedication who isnâ€™t afraid of hard work, and is willing to accept the challenge of a difďŹ cult job. If you are this kind of person, you are needed as a paid on-call ďŹ reďŹ ghter.
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Estevan Toastmasters - Meets every Tuesday @ 7:30pm. Toddler Time: May 7 â€“ June 12 Ages 18 months â€“ 3 years Tuesdays or Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am Listen to a story, do themed Ă€ngerplays for songs then Ă€nish with a fun craft! Caregivers participate with their child in Toddler Time. Story Time: May 7 â€“ June 13 Ages 3-5 years Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30-2:15 or Tuesdays @10.45-11:30 am Join us for stories, Ă€ngerplays, games & crafts! A different theme every week! Caregivers remain in library while the child is in program. Stepping Stones: Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00-4:00 Ages 10+ Discover what a fantastic material concrete can be! Make a personalized stepping stone for the library garden! Decorate with stones, handprints, glass marbles and imagination. Participants may pick up their creations at the end of August. Armchair Travel: The Philippines, Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00 pm No time or funds to get away this Spring? See the sights and learn about the culture of the beautiful Philippines, all from the comfort of the Library, without the long Ă ight or costs! Our special guest Lutos Villanueva will share knowledge, stories and pictures from his homeland. Refreshments will be provided and no pre-registration required. Adults only please. Baby Time: Monday, May 27 @ 7:00 OR Thursday, May 30 @ 10:30 Ages up to 18 months old & a caregiver. Songs and rhymes, bounces and books! This is a fun, interactive parent-child program that ends with a baby-inspired craft. Introduction to Tai-Chi, Wednesday May 29th @ 6:30 pm. Have you ever been curious about Tai-Chi? Join the Library and special guest Garth Herman for an hour long introduction to the beautiful martial art and meditative technique. No registration required. Adults only, please To pre-register or for information call 306-636-1621
Due to weather conditions the gates at the City of Estevan Cemetery will be closed to vehicle access until further notice. The walk-thru gate will allow visitors to enter the cemetery. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused. Gates will reopen when the road conditions improve and become safe to drive on.
The Keep It Clean Campaign is a Community Pride Program to keep our City clean all year long. Volunteers are critical to this campaign and each person can make a difference in the appearance of the City by not littering and picking up litter whenever you can.
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In conjunction with this campaign the landďŹ ll will also be open free to Residents of Estevan For the week of May 27th â€“ June 2nd 2013.
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You can assist by: â€˘ Walking through a park near you and picking up litter â€˘ Picking up litter on your property, back lanes and boulevards around your property â€˘ Picking up litter anywhere you see it
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â€œYou might not see a guy for a few weeks, you might not see him for a year or two, but next thing you know, youâ€™re with him and youâ€™re right back in the locker room from 1980. That makes it special.â€? â€” Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier on the camaraderie built during the New York Islandersâ€™ run of four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s.
â€œAfter the first three holes, it looked pretty good. The wind came up and I found the trees at two, but it still worked out for me. I think I was pretty lucky to finish as well as I did.â€?
â€” Cody Balon on his victory at the Marv Symons Memorial Open on Monday.
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McSorley returns with famous friends A trio of Stanley Cup champions commanded the attention of local hockey fans during the Estevan Bruinsâ€™ annual sportsmanâ€™s dinner on Saturday at Spectra Place. Marty McSorley, Bryan Trottier and Gary Leeman were on hand for the event, which is the Bruinsâ€™ biggest fundraiser. Instead of the usual speeches format, the three retired NHLers formed a panel of sorts, with McSorley acting as emcee and asking questions of the other two, while telling a few stories himself. McSorley was the keynote speaker at last yearâ€™s function and played a key role in setting this one up. â€œFor me to come back into a city like Estevan where they support their hockey teams so well, theyâ€™ve built a beautiful rink, thereâ€™s a real passion for the game, you get caught up in it,â€? said McSorley. â€œI live in southern California, so when I get up into Canada and get into hockey country, thatâ€™s who I am, Iâ€™m a fan myself. Itâ€™s really fun. I enjoy it. I got a chance to meet some people last year, people that I now call my friends, and I get a chance to see them again.â€? Trottier, who was the New York Islandersâ€™ director of player development from 2006-10, told The Mercury he was excited to see the Islanders get into the playoffs this year and push Pittsburgh to six games. â€œIâ€™m a big John Tavares fan. I was pulling for the fans of Long Island, I was pulling for all the players that I worked with when I was in player development there. For me there was a special attachment, an affinity. I was really, really enjoying not only their playoff run, but their season to get there,â€? said the Redvers native, who was raised in Val Marie. â€œTheyâ€™re going to make their own identity and God bless them, theyâ€™re doing a really good job â€Ś They can make some noise in the next few years. Theyâ€™re not that far away.â€? Leeman scored 51 goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1989-90, but two years later,
he became known as the main player heading to Calgary in the 10-player deal that brought Doug Gilmour to Toronto. Leeman said itâ€™s a little-known fact that he â€œpulled the triggerâ€? on the trade. At the start of that season, Leeman told general manager Cliff Fletcher that he wanted to stay with the Leafs, but that soon changed. â€œWeâ€™d never had a general manager that we could trust. If you told him you wanted to stay, theyâ€™d have traded you, or vice versa. But Cliff was a great guy and an honest guy. When I was approached by Cliff, I said, â€˜As of right now, Iâ€™d like to stay,â€™ because I wanted to see some of the changes that he was going to make.â€? Not long after that, the team traded away some youth to get Grant Fuhr and Glenn Anderson, and Leeman said that was the final straw for him. â€œA short time after that, I went to my agent and said, â€˜Iâ€™ve had enough of Toronto,â€™ because what we had done was what we had done in the previous years. We got rid of some young, cornerstone type guys. Luke Richardson and Vincent Damphousse left in that trade, and I thought, â€˜Here we go again.â€™ I was the only guy that went on to win a Stanley Cup from that trade, so Iâ€™m very happy with it.â€? He did that with the Montreal Canadiens in 1992-93. Although Leeman has been retired for 14 years, McSorley said he can still put on a show at alumni games. â€œI think Gary Leeman could be the best retired player that still plays in the alumni games. He is really fun to watch. I know he could go to Europe and still play right now.â€? Trottier said heâ€™s enjoyed the extra time to spend with family and speak at engagements since he left the Islandersâ€™ front office, but heâ€™d still consider a return to the hockey world. â€œWould I go back in? Oh yeah, but itâ€™d have to be a pretty unique situation with a
New York Islanders legend Bryan Trottier shows off his jersey during the live auction at the Estevan Bruinsâ€™ sportsmanâ€™s dinner on Saturday. pretty unique organization that wanted to win, that was committed to winning, that had a crop of kids that wanted to win and wanted to learn too,â€? he said. Roughly 30 years have passed since the Islanders dynasty of the early 1980s, but Trottier said not much has changed when it comes to spending time with old teammates. â€œWithout a doubt, the championships are the biggest highlights, and the camaraderie, the friendships, the bonds you make with those players that you win those championships with. Those are the greatest memories.
â€œYou might not see a guy for a few weeks, you might not see him for a year or two, but next thing you know, youâ€™re with him and youâ€™re right back in the locker room from 1980. That makes it special.â€? McSorley said he enjoyed the question and answer format for the dinner. â€œThis is something where we donâ€™t get up and speak at people, we speak with people. We talk to them and have what I call a kitchen table conversation.â€? There was no word from the Bruins at press time as to how much money was raised at the dinner.
Balon claims Symons Memorial title at Woodlawn The greens ran true, the wind wasnâ€™t a big factor and Cody Balon made his way around the front nine at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf course twice on Monday, using a total of 74 strokes to claim the Marv Symons Memorial Trophy. The annual event, held in the honour of the former co-owner of the Days Inn, sponsors of this Victoria Day tournament, attracted 68 golfers this year with four flights of them contending for the main title along with competitors in a womenâ€™s and senior division. â€œAfter the first three holes, it looked pretty good. The wind came up and I found the trees at two, but it still worked out for me. I think I was pretty lucky to finish as well as I did,â€? said Balon. â€œI thought the greens would be slow because of the rain this morning, but
they werenâ€™t, so that was a good thing too.â€? Course manager and club professional Brian Dueck announced the recently rebuilt back nine at Woodlawn will be open for restricted play this Thursday and Friday. â€œItâ€™s still tender out there on the back. Two of the holes will be played as Par 3s because they were the last fairways seeded,â€? he told the gathering. When it came to the prizes on Monday, Balon, along with womenâ€™s division winner Linda Murphy and senior division winner Terry Rohatyn received lightweight luggage for their efforts. Murphy carded a 91 to claim the womenâ€™s event, while Rohatyn fired a 79 for the senior title. Murphy finished just ahead of Diane Thul on a count-back while Rohatyn bested Gary Millions, also by a slim margin. 5('8&('
Winners in the Marv Symons Memorial Tournament that was held at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club on Victoria Day were, from the left: Terry Rohatyn, winner in the senior division, Linda Murphy, the womenâ€™s champion, Lee Symons with son Cruz who presented the winners with their prizes of travel luggage and Cody Balon (far right) who captured the Symons Memorial title with a score of 74.
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Tee-off was delayed an hour to accommodate the rain that fell early in the day, but conditions improved steadily as the day wore on. Balon bested Brett Blackstock who came in with the second best score in the featured championship flight while Rob Peloquinâ€™s 83 was good enough to claim first place in the first flight, placing him ahead of runner-up Chad Farr. Doug Casler shot a 91 to take the second flight, just ahead of Jeff Pratt and Rob Milford grabbed third flight honours over Barry Kuntz with a 106. In the second womenâ€™s flight, Brenda Florek grabbed first spot with a 115 with Kim Morrisey finishing second. In the second senior menâ€™s flight, it was Rick Rohatyn claiming first spot with an 85, edging out Al Miller.
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Jim Harris winds around a turn ahead of Tyler Wagner during a modified heat on Friday at Estevan Motor Speedway.
Peery earns wire-to-wire win at Speedway Travis Peery led virtually start to finish and outlasted several challengers to claim victory in the modified feature at Estevan Motor Speedway on Friday. Peery fought off Aaron Turnbull down the stretch. Turnbull had a flat tire with a couple of laps left, and Peery went on to take the checkered flag. â€œThe car worked good and I just put it right on the edge, right on the top, and thatâ€™s where the groove was,â€? said Peery, who is originally from Yreka, Calif., near the Oregon border. â€œAaron Turnbull got by once when I hit the cushion and I felt like I was going to just about flip, and then the caution came out, I got my spot back and finished off the win.â€? Peery also fended off the likes of Jim Harris, who started alongside him in the front row, as well as Ed Turnbull, Joren Boyce and Les McLenehan over the course of the race.
A red flag came out with nine laps left after a big collision involving Eric Sinness, Kelly Bauman and another driver. That was one of many cautions in the race. â€œOh man, all the cautions. I was looking at the lap board and it was like, nine to go, eight to go, caution, we had to go back and do it all over again,â€? said Peery. He added that he was happy to be able to win the battle against Turnbull. â€œI have a lot of respect for Aaron Turnbull. I raced against him in Arizona and Las Vegas. Heâ€™s a top notch guy, probably one of the best in the nation, so it makes me feel pretty good to actually get a victory, even though he got a flat tire.â€? Jeremy Swanson of Corning, Iowa, won the stock feature Friday. Swanson is working in Estevan and is taking advantage of that to get some dirt track racing in. â€œI just try to be consistent and do the
same thing lap after lap,â€? he said. Swanson grabbed the lead early in the race and never let go. Despite three late cautions, the finish wasnâ€™t even close, as Swanson quickly built a large lead on each restart. Gregg Mann, who won at the Speedwayâ€™s season opener May 4, took second place. â€œI knew that (Mann) won the (race) before. He beat me in the heat race the (race) before too, so I knew he was tough,â€? said Swanson. â€œI knew he was probably there. But when youâ€™re up front, you just do your thing and try to mind your Ps & Qs and keep going the same direction.â€? In the hobby stock feature, the Beeter brothers continued their early dominance this season, as Brock Beeter finished first and his brother Brandon took second. â€œHe won up here the last (race), and then I won (May 11) in Williston, and he finished second, so thatâ€™s two 1-2 (finishes) in a row for me and my brother. I happened to come out on top in this one,â€? said Brock Beeter. Destiny Klym and Brad King had led
for stretches earlier in the feature, but the Beeter brothers worked their way toward the front in the second half of the race. King still led when a yellow flag came out with six laps left, with Brock and Brandon behind him, respectively. By the time the next caution happened with two laps left, King had slipped to third, with Brock in first and Brandon in second. â€œWeâ€™ve been doing it pretty much since we started racing,â€? Brock said of the rivalry between the brothers. â€œItâ€™s always been a good battle. We never run into each other, we never race each other rough. We give each other room and we have give and take, because we do still go back to the same shop. We still work on each otherâ€™s cars. â€œHeâ€™s more of a laid-back, let the race come to him kind of driver, and Iâ€™m more aggressive. I want to get up to the front as fast as I can.â€? Several members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders were on hand for the event to sign autographs. The Speedwayâ€™s next race night is June 1.
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Mermaids compete at national event Athletes from the Estevan Mermaids synchronized swimming team took part in the Canadian Prairie Invitational event May 10-12 in Regina. The level of competition at the meet was the toughest the Mermaids had experienced all season. Friday and Sunday were reserved for solo, duet and team routine competitions. Tracy Irwin and Hannah Whitman competed in the duet category in the 13-15 provincial stream age group, while Nyla Dyck, Danika Poirier, Brooke Kruger and Kelsey Potoma competed in the solo event. Hannah Mantei won gold with her solo in the novice provincial stream category, and Mackenzie Dahl placed second with her solo in the 16-18 provincial stream age group. Saturday was reserved for the figures portion of the competition, with 16 athletes from the Mermaids participating. Mermaids head coach Brenda Lyons said she was pleased with the clubâ€™s performance in the figures, with most of the athletes achieving personal bests for the year. â€œIn a meet hosted in-province, our at hletes typically compete against 20 athletes in their age division. This meet saw over 50
athletes in each division, so it was a great learning opportunity for them,â€? said Lyons. Dyck, in the 11-12 division; Tracy Irwin, in the 13-15 division and Dahl, in the 16-18 division, all placed 11th. Mantei placed fourth in the novice division. Two teams competed in the team routine competition on Sunday. In the novice provincial stream, the group of Mantei, Brandi Peters, Reagan Wall and Makenna Wock placed second. In the 11-12 provincial stream, Gemma Bittman, Dyck, Caitlin Graham, Kruger, Poirier, Marlie Weinrauch and Bailey Wock placed fourth out of eight teams, missing bronze by only .013. â€œOne of our teams improved their team mark by close to two points at this meet. Having the opportunity for our athletes to see the high level of synchronized swimming at this meet helped inspire them to compete at the best of their abilities. It was a fantastic opportunity for our athletes,â€? said Lyons. Along with clubs from Estevan, Weyburn, Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Lloydminster, the invitational also attracted clubs from St. Johnâ€™s, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Red Deer and Whitehorse.
This Estevan Mermaids team took second place in the novice team routine competition at the Canadian Prairie Invitational in Regina. Back row, from left: Brandi Peters, Reagan Wall. Front row: Hannah Mantei, Makenna Wock. (Submitted Photo)
Haulers edged out in Legasse final After dominating the field in the round-robin, the Estevan Sherritt Coal Haulers needed one more run when the chips were down, and they didnâ€™t get it. The Haulers fell 1413 to the Regina Buffalos in the final of the annual Legasse AAA baseball tournament in Regina on Sunday. â€œWe hit the ball really well and they hit the ball well. They had a really good hitting team. It didnâ€™t seem to matter what pitcher we threw in, they hit it off us, and the same for us against them,â€? said Haulers head coach Kent Phillips. After rallying from
a big deficit earlier in the game, the Haulers found themselves down by one with two outs in the seventh. Phillips sent a runner home from second on a base hit and he was thrown out at the plate. â€œI was banking on it having to be a perfect throw and it was,â€? said Phillips. The Haulers had gone 3-0 in the round-robin, outscoring opponents 36-7. The Buffalos, meanwhile, posted a 2-1 record, with a run differential of plus-11. To reach the final, the Haulers grinded out a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg South in the semis. The
winning run scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh. Carson Perkins and Josh Brown saw time on the mound in that game. In the other semifinal, the Buffalos edged Swift Current 6-5. Estevan began the
tournament on Friday night with a 4-3 win over the Regina White Sox. That was their only close game in round-robin play. On Saturday morning, the Haulers pounded the Moose Jaw Mallards 15-0, and they followed that up Saturday afternoon with
a 17-4 whitewashing over the Weyburn Beavers. Kyler Phillips threw a complete game against the Mallards, while Brett MacMurchy turned in a strong start against Weyburn. In Baseball Regina bantam AAA action, the Haulers were scheduled to
visit Weyburn last night. They will also be busy this weekend, playing a doubleheader in Yorkton on Saturday and one in Melville on Sunday. The Haulersâ€™ next home games come on June 1, when they host the Buffalos for a doubleheader.
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B4 May 22, 2013
Twins go 1-3 at selects tournament The Southeast Legacy Twins participated in the annual midget AAA selects
baseball tournament in Moose Jaw on the weekend, posting a 1-3 record.
The Twins kicked off the tournament on Friday night against a familiar foe
in the Moose Jaw Devons. The two teams played a doubleheader at Lynn Prime Park on May 11 on what was opening day for the Twins. The result was two tight, low-scoring games, with each team winning one. That wasnâ€™t the case Friday, as the Twins scored four runs in the fourth inning to bust open the game, eventually winning 7-2. On Saturday, the Twins were shut out in a 2-0 loss to the Saskatoon Cubs, who are 0-5 in Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League play. The Twins faced the
top team in the SPBL on Sunday, the Regina Mets, and lost a tight game 3-2. That ended any hope of getting to the playoffs. The Twins wrapped up the round-robin with a 12-2 loss to the Swift Current Indians. Meanwhile, in league action, the Twins lost 5-2 to the Regina Athletics in the capital city on May 14. The Athletics scored three runs in the first inning and two more in the third, while the Twinsâ€™ two runs both came in the top of the third on a double by Austin Orsted. Twins starter Jimmy
Giroux allowed five runs, three earned, on four hits, three strikeouts and four walks in four innings of work. Brandon Hutt came on for the final two innings and was nearly perfect, allowing only one baserunner on a walk. He also struck out four. The Twins will visit the Athletics again today. They head to Swift Current on Saturday for a doubleheader, then the two teams come to Estevan Sunday for another double set. Game times Sunday are 1 and 3 p.m. at Lynn Prime Park.
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Southeast Twins pitcher John Gaab throws during a recent game. (File Photo)
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Six members of the Estevan Legion Track and Field Club participated in the Regina Spring Classic meet on Saturday. William Chamney had a strong day in the youth category, finishing in the top three in all four events he entered. Chamney was second in the 100 metres with a time of 12.21 seconds, second in the 200 metres (24.44), second in high jump (1.60 metres) and third in long jump (5.27). Keena McKnight also competed in the youth category. She was the only entrant and came first in the 3000 metres, with a time of 12:12.25. She also took third in the 1500 metres (5:36.14), third in long jump (4.07) and fourth in the 800 metres (2:35.88).
In the senior category, Kristina Chamney was the only runner and finished first in triple jump (8.84). She was also fourth in the 100 metres (14.08) and fourth in the 100-metre hurdles (19.67). Tatiana Dutka entered four events in the bantam category, finishing second in the 1200 metres (4:34.76), second in triple jump (8.22), fifth in long jump (3.30) and tied for eighth in the 800 metres (2:47.68). Peewee athlete Brendan Dickie was the only entrant in both of his events, taking top spot in the 60 metres (10.11) and long jump (3.26). In the midget category, Darian Dickie was third in the 100 metres (15.12) and fourth in long jump (3.80).
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Bruins dinner uses winning formula Marty McSorley called Saturdayâ€™s Estevan Bruins fundraising dinner a â€œkitchen table conversation,â€? and in a way, it felt like one, if you forgot it was being held in a rink. McSorley returned to speak at the sportsmanâ€™s dinner for the second straight year, and this time he brought fellow retired NHLers Bryan Trottier and Gary Leeman with him. The former NHL tough guy was a big hit at last yearâ€™s dinner, and he also made a connection with the Bruins organization. This time around, he took a bit of ownership in helping set up the function, arranging for Trottier and Leeman to come, and serving as the emcee for the evening. The panel format worked too. At most dinners, even though itâ€™s a thrill to hear these guys speak, you get a lot of prepared speeches. Some guys go over their time limit and just donâ€™t know when to stop. Some people just arenâ€™t good
Josh Lewis Hear Me Out public speakers. But on Saturday, the question and answer format worked perfectly, with McSorley asking the questions and later opening it up to the floor.
SOFTBALL Scores Here are the scores from Estevan Girlsâ€™ Softball action last week: May 13 Weyburn-1 14, Estevan Power Tech 7 (squirt) Radville-1 19, Estevan KUDU Krush 7 (squirt) Weyburn-2 26, Radville-2 16 (squirt) Estevan Bobâ€™s Electric 11, Weyburn 6 (peewee)
May 14 Estevan M&H Rebels 12, Stoughton 7 (bantam/ midget) Estevan Crown Advertising 15, Lampman 9 (bantam/midget) Estevan Murray GM 23, Weyburn-2 9 (bantam/ midget) Weyburn-1 19, Radville 14 (bantam/midget)
May 15 Weyburn-2 29, Radville-2 10 (squirt) Weyburn-1 17, Estevan Power Tech 14 (squirt) Radville-1 18, Estevan KUDU Krush 16 (squirt) Radville 18, Estevan Bobâ€™s Electric 2 (peewee)
May 16 Estevan Crown Advertising 19, Radville 6 (bantam/midget) Lampman 14, Estevan M&H Rebels 5 (bantam/ midget)
No rambling 40-minute speeches, no regurgitation of their careers, which everyone in attendance can already rhyme off anyway. Just some good, short stories and a lot of laughs. At no time did the evening feel like it was dragging on. McSorley did his job well and the three speakers reached into the past to tell some funny stories. Trottier hammed it up a bit, as you can see by the photo on page B1, and he even sang the national anthem to get the proceedings underway. Leeman, meanwhile, did a great interview and offered a lot of insight into the way the Doug Gilmour trade went down. The Bruins donâ€™t know yet how much money was raised at the dinner, but if itâ€™s anywhere near last yearâ€™s function, which brought in more than $70,000, it can be considered another tremendously successful event. *** You may have seen me standing in the middle of 13th Avenue at lunchtime on Friday wearing a sandwich board. You may also have seen it on Deadspin.com, on Puck Daddy, Yahoo!â€™s hockey blog, or even in the National Post. You can thank Chad Saxon for making sure my public shaming went viral. All Iâ€™m going to say is Iâ€™m glad the entire sorry episode is over. I learned my lesson. Iâ€™ll never bet on the Leafs again. Probably. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Seriously, â€œHonk if you think Phaneuf is sexyâ€? is just cruel and unusual punishment.
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Hard Knocks 33 to feature female fight Estevan mixed martial arts fans will see something different when Hard Knocks Fighting Championship comes to town Saturday. For the first time in Estevan, the Hard Knocks 33 card will include a female bout. Victoria Chadwick of Thunder Bay, Ont., will take on Lynell House of Red Deer, Alta., in a 130-pound fight. Chadwick is 1-0 as an amateur, while House is 1-1. That fight was one of 12 listed on the tentative card for Hard Knocks 33 as of Monday. Hard Knocks 33 will be the organizationâ€™s sixth event in Estevan and the first since Hard Knocks 31 on March 2. Craig Gaudry (2-2) was the only Estevan fighter on the card as of Monday. He is scheduled to face Jordan Oâ€™Connor (1-0) of Kenora, Ont. Estevanâ€™s Felix Jimenez had previously been listed on the
card as the opponent for Vancouverâ€™s Aaron Downey in a heavyweight title match. However, Hard Knocksâ€™ website now says Downeyâ€™s opponent is to be determined. Other fights on the card include Calgaryâ€™s Phil Towler against Brandonâ€™s Kevin Taylor; Saskatoonâ€™s Steven Arens against Winnipegâ€™s Ryan Proulx; Kenoraâ€™s Madison Mejia against Matthew Fiddler of Cumberland House; Tyrone Halkett of La Ronge against Nic Dupasquier of Winnipeg; John Wapioke of Kenora against Les Bisson of Brandon; Harold Brun of Kenora against Bob Macumber of Brandon; Nic Grandbois of Kenora against Jordy Correia of Thompson, Man.; Reginaâ€™s Landon Powell against Winnipegâ€™s Ben Oliviero; and Reginaâ€™s Adam Wayne against Winnipegâ€™s Andy Jack. Saturdayâ€™s program begins at 7 p.m. at Spectra Place.
Estevanâ€™s Craig Gaudry is the lone local fighter currently on the card for Saturdayâ€™s Hard Knocks 33 event at Spectra Place. (File Photo)
Roughrider from Estevan passes away Former Estevan resident and Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive lineman Bryan Illerbrun passed away on Thursday. Illerbrun, 56, was born near Gainsborough. His family moved to Estevan when he was young, and he grew up in the Energy City. At age 15, he moved to Regina to play with the junior Rams.
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Fresh from the Provincial Drama Festival in The first show Sam did was a musical while Regina May 9 to 11, her acting chops were once she was in Grade 8. That was the first time she again recognized as she collected one of the four did any sort of performing. She said as soon as top acting awards. Both times she was honoured she was on the stage, she was hooked, and knew next to her classmate Maya Branyik-Thornton, it was something she wanted to pursue. who will be graduating this spring and attending Branyik-Thornton was there for that first theatre school in the fall. production, and recalls Sam telling her in the audiTo be entirely clear, Sam was being recogtions that she wasnâ€™t much of a singer. nized for her role as Sam, the male lead, in Lampâ€œShe said, â€˜Well, not really.â€™ We put her in manâ€™s production of Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love with Arlene Lafrentz, who is our vocal coach, Story. She also played Tom, another boy, in her and here, she has this great voice,â€? said Branyikdrama clubâ€™s other production The Magic Fairy in Thornton, who noted Sam also takes dance and the Microwave. She even played a male character identified her as someone with the makings of a earlier this school year in her drama clubâ€™s musiâ€œtriple threat. â€œ cal production. This summer, Sam will be heading to Stratford Her drama teacher Christine Branyik-Thornto take in the professional theatre world and take ton noted that because of the shortage of males part in a number of workshops. The exposure and currently in the program, more often than not, experience over the two-week placement is somethere are actors crossing genders in order to fill thing she is getting very excited about. out the cast. She is thrilled to have Sam to tackle Her classmate, Maya, has been to Stratford for the masculine roles, and Sam has thus far taken the same placement and encouraged Sam to apply. on the parts with enthusiasm. She applied in February and was accepted in April. In one production, she played the male lead, â€œI felt proud of myself for getting into somea neurotic, allergy-ridden speller. thing like that. Itâ€™s really big, and itâ€™s going to really â€œItâ€™s a character role with a lot of vocal work help me with my acting,â€? Sam said. and dancing,â€? said Branyik-Thornton, who noted For two weeks she will be immersed in the the number of males in the program ebbs and Shakespearean theatre world with 26 other students Sam Paxman flows. from all over the globe, going to theatre classes all Right now itâ€™s ebbing, but the drama teacher is happy to have Sam to confidently day to learn different techniques. The group works six days each week, attending classes fill in those roles. from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. â€œSam has the ability to chameleon into any character at all. She can focus in on the The students will also get to see a lot of the Stratford Shakespearean Festivalâ€™s germ of the character. Itâ€™s not that Sam looks like a boy â€” I can make her look like a productions. This year the festival has productions of Romeo and Juliet and Measure for boy â€” it doesnâ€™t matter. Samâ€™s able to take on the personality traits, and thatâ€™s prob- Measure. The group will take in about eight plays during their time in Stratford. ably why Iâ€™m picking her all the time, because she has an advanced ability to do that.â€? At the end of the two weeks, the group will perform a section of a play on stage. â€œIt was a little weird, because I had to play a boy, but I had to kind of figure out Sam is excited at the prospect of learning and strengthening her craft. who that character was too,â€? said Sam. â€œIt was weird because I had to wear this wrap â€œI want to be an actor when I get out of school, so that will help, hopefully,â€? she said. thing, and I had to wear a wig. Most people didnâ€™t recognize if I was a girl or a boy.â€? â€œItâ€™s total submersion in Shakespeare for two weeks,â€? said Branyik-Thornton. â€œThey Of course, the whole idea behind a performance is to become somebody else and focus heavily on Shakespeare, but the general acting techniques will transcend any genre.â€? it sounds as though Sam did just that. Looking ahead to next year, Sam is secretly hoping that just once, Branyik-Thornton â€œDuring the adjudication for our show, the director asked who was playing Sam, will give her a female role. and I raised my hand, and he looked at me, and he was like, â€˜Damn.â€™ He threw down â€œIt doesnâ€™t really matter, but Iâ€™m hoping to be a girl,â€? Sam said with a laugh. â€œWearthe script, and he was just mind-blown.â€? ing a wig kind of sucks.â€?
Students educated about online pitfalls A number of Spruce Ridge School stustudents not to use the same password for dents were provided with some important life each web site and to make them difficult for lessons on Friday. people to predict. The School Community Council orgaGillies also advised the students to take nized a youth conference for kids in Grades 6, caution when using social media sites as there 7 and 8. The topics touched on self-defence, are numerous predators prowling the Internet. drug and alcohol awareness, fire safety, health She said it is very important for people to and fitness and street safety. check their privacy settings and again advised The students were also educated on Interthem to be careful what they post. net safety and digital citizenship, a couple of â€œThink before you do stuff. I want you topics that are becoming increasingly importo think before things happen,â€? tant with the growth of social media, cellphone Cyberbullying is another issue that has usage and cyber bullying. been in the spotlight recently. Gillies noted Caroline Gillies, an IT consultant for the that cyberbullying takes many forms and is Cornerstone Public School Division, stressed described as using technology to bully or to students that everything they do on the intimidate someone. She said if someone is Internet leaves a digital footprint and, despite being bullied online, they should report it to what many believe, is there forever. either their parents or a teacher and added â€œTech is all around you, you know that,â€? Caroline Gillies of the Cornerstone School Division gave a presentation that both Estevan and Weyburn have laws Gillies said to the students. â€œAnything you to Spruce Ridge School students about online etiquette, safety and cyber against bullying. do on the computer or cellphone or anything bullying Friday. â€œYou have the power to help yourself or digital is permanent. Itâ€™s stored somewhere; it help your friend. A lot of people think they can be pulled back. So you really want to think canâ€™t go to the police because maybe they who also advised the students to ensure they log out of about what you do â€” be cybersmart.â€? all websites and that their digital devices are password started it. But if it gets out of hand can you be the one to Gillies added that everyone, young and old, gets protected. â€œHow hard would it be for someone who is stop it as well? Yes and you need to do that.â€? burned by saying things online with the belief that itâ€™s ei- maybe not so nice to go on (a site) and pretend to send Gillies noted the presentation she made to the stuther anonymous or wonâ€™t be spread to others. She advised something from me because I didnâ€™t log off. Be smart, dents Friday was a combined effort of the Estevan and the students that if itâ€™s something they wouldnâ€™t say to a sign out, log off and be even smarter, donâ€™t share your Weyburn Police Services, RCMP and the Cornerstone and personâ€™s face, then it shouldnâ€™t be posted online either. Holy Family school divisions and Sun Country Health password.â€? â€œThis is one that burns everybody,â€? said Gillies, Delving further into passwords, Gillies warned the Regionâ€™s mental health division.
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Do you remember? TEN YEARS AGO: They came from near and they came from far as over 400 people gathered for one last look at the schools in which they spent part of their lives. Hillside School, which would be closing its doors at the end of June as part of the Estevan School Division family, held one last fling on May 17. It was a reunion and it attracted former students, staff and parents of children who spent part of their life in the classrooms. Longserving principals Doug Third, who spent 31 years teaching at Hillside and had the gymnasium named after him, and Keith Cryer, were both in attendance to meet with the many former students and staff members.
The long and winding road in the Estevan Bruinsâ€™ search for a new head coach and general manager had finally come to an end. After going through a search that at times seemed it would never conclude, the Bruins named Edmonton native Kelvin MacKay to the dual role on May 15 when the club and MacKay signed a three-year agreement. A former junior A coach in three different leagues, MacKay came to the Bruins with over 20 years of coaching experience. He now faced the pressure of trying to turn around a franchise that had underachieved for the better part of our seasons. The Estevan Rotary Club provided a big boost
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for Estevan Diversified Servicesâ€™ clients on may 14 when they handed EDS a cheque for $1,300. The money was to be used to purchase tools for teaching adult literacy at varying levels to their 60 clients who were afflicted with intellectual disabilities. TWENTY YEARS AGO: Estevan Comprehensive School automotive students B.J. Wheeler and Scott VanDeWoestyne won the first-ever CAA Saskatchewan - Chrysler Troubleshooting Contest that was held on May 8 in Saskatoon. They beat out teams from Regina and Saskatoon to take the top spot. For winning the competition, B.J. and Scott
each received a trophy, a small set of tools and a $200 scholarship. Regimental SergeantMajor Curtis Dunford and Pipe Major Glen-mary From were the recipients of the highest honours at the Estevan (Elks) PPLCA Army Cadet Corpsâ€™ annual inspection on May 4. Curtis was selected as the winner of the corpsâ€™ Best Cadet Awards, while Glen-mary was one of only 11 army cadets in the province to be chosen to receive the Lord Strathcona Medal for allaround service to cadets and to the community. The Estevan Comprehensive Schoolsâ€™ Jazz Ensemble I and the 102-piece concert band played their way to silver medal performances at the annual national MusicFest competitions held on May 15 and 16 in Edmonton. The bands, under the direction of Colin
Grunert, earned the right to attend MusicFest when they were selected as top bands at the provincial Optimist Festival in Regina earlier in the spring. Estevanâ€™s John Prette bowled just under his regular league average of 207 to earn one of two Saskatchewan berths in the TSN Pin Game national 10-pin championship. Prette would be taking part in the national event that would be taped in Newmarket, Ont. in early August and broadcast on TSN during the fall months. THIRTY YEARS AGO: The economic picture for the cityâ€™s building industry looked much more promising than it did the previous year. In April, 30 building permits were issued by the City, and they were for construction valued at $1,645,048. This compared to 13 is-
sued in April 1982, valued at $311,254. To date in 1983, there had been 47 permits issued for construction valued at $2,548,048 compared to 17 year previous, valued at $1,014,754. The biggest surge was in the construction of new homes. With 19 more starts in April, there had now been 32 permits issued for new homes this year. Two Estevan organizations were going to receive $120,510 in grants to assist in providing programs and services for the handicapped. The Department of Social Services would be providing the Estevan Work-Kin Shop with a sheltered workshop grant for $62,085 and a second grant for $33,235 since it was also an activity centre, while SMILE Services would be receiving $25,190 to assist with their programming in the community.
Senior ballet dance students gain success Estevan-based ballet students have just recently received the results of their examinations from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) in London, England. A new curriculum is being introduced through RAD over the next few years and is being implemented in professional dance studios worldwide, including the Drewitz School of Dance in Estevan where the students develop their dance skills. Medals are currently being introduced for each grade with bronze representing a pass, silver being a merit status and gold standard represents distinction. With ballet being the fundamental discipline in dance, children are encouraged to participate in examinations that are then an individual goal for them. Students are currently being strategically marked for exams as well as receiving accreditation. Ballet is now graded on technique, posture, musicality, presentation, free movement and character. The standard that is required for a pass is now global. Examinations for the students from the Drewitz School of Dance included those from Grades 4 to 8. The examiner this year was Paola Ronchi from Bari, Italy. The results that were released showed that in Grade 4, the dancers who achieved distinction level were Emily Alexander, Ricki Graham and Madison Zandee. Those who achieved merit status were Emily Beahm, Maria Luedtke, Kaeli Coleman and Billie Jaworski. In Grade 5, distinction level was achieved by Reese
Handley. Merit-level dancers were: Mia Hanson, Tyra Kuntz, Jillianne Gedak, Destiny Adams, Makenna Mack, Paige Buhler, Jaiden Peeace and Racquelle Gibbons. In Grade 6, the merit award was gained by: Michelle Fergusson, Kaira Schwengler-Kyle, Shaina Graves, Amanda Wilson and Taryn Buhler. The Grade 7 dancers with distinction were Becky Blackburn and Michala Brasseur while the merit award level was achieved by: Halynne Lamontagne, McKenzie Warriner and Kelsey Fonstad. There were two dancers at the Grade 8 level and Hunter Hildebrand and Teagan Graham were both graded at the distinction level. The vocational ballet exams were held in two sessions, with the fall session held in Saskatoon in November and the spring session in Regina with Ilara Lopez from Brazil as the examiner. In those examinations, Kia Rosenbaum and Madison Frehlick were graded at the merit level in the intermediate foundation category, while Hunter Hildebrand achieved distinction in the intermediate category. In the advanced foundation category, the merit level was achieved by Hunter Hildebrand, Michala Brasseur and Becky Blackburn. In the Advanced 1 category, Kayla Brodziak, Kiana Stepp and Corinn Zieglgansberger achieved merit level. Lorie-Gay Drewitz-Gallaway, lead instructor for these students, extended her congratulations to them all.
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Marvin H.N. Olischefski Who passed away May 22, 2010 Your presence we miss, Your memories we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. - Love Terry, Brian and Gaylene.
IN MEMORIAM Faye Angeline Samenook July 17, 1926 - May 18, 2008 Though her smile is gone forever And her hand we cannot touch Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much Her memory is our keepsake With which weâ€™ll never part God has her in His keeping We have her in our heart. - Lovingly missed and remembered, Ken, Tricia, Neil, Kara, Dave, Kacey, Hanna, Jonathon, Te s s a , Royc e a n d E l l a , T h e Samenook Family.
In Loving Memory of Jean Ann Matchett August 1, 1932 May 26, 2012 Sadly missed along lifeâ€™s way Quietly remembered every day No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts youâ€™re always there. - Remembered and loved each day by - Husband Dave, and children Brenda (Marvin) Olson, Robert (Joan) Matchett, Richard (Janice) Matchett; grandchildren Robin (Heather) Olson, Ryan (Lisa) Olson, Alison (Brad) Seipp, Ashley Olson; Caitlin and Riley Matchett; Luke and James Matchett; great grandchildren - Clara Jean Seipp, Chace Olson, Emmerly Olson.
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September 26, 1949 - May 2, 2013 It is with saddened hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Garry William Hammett, husband, father and grandpa (pops), late of Bienfait, Sask. on May 2, 2013. Garryâ€™s memory will be forever cherished by his wife Margo of 43 years, Bienfait; children: Garry Jr. (Kerrie) of Regina, Sask. (children - Joshua, Miranda, Matthew); Rodney (Rebecca) of Regina, (children - Cassidy and Logen); Nicole (Brad) Friars of Bienfait (children - Blake and Kamryn); Chris (Jenna)of Estevan - (daughter Bella); father - Jack Hammett of Kelowna, B.C .; siblings: Linda Robertson of Calgary, Alta., John Hammett of Kelowna, B.C.; Rosalie (Mike) Shaw of Nisku, Alta., Debbie (Duane) Leptich of Devon, Alta., David (Brenda) Hammett of Kitimat, B.C., Jackie Hammett of Kelowna, B.C., Ken Hammett of Edmonton, Alta.; father-in-law, Raymond (Irene) Marchand of Estevan, Sask., as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Lena Hammett; mother-in-law, Lenora Marchand; and brother-in-law, Beverly Robertson. Garry was passionate about his children and grandchildren and was always there to lend a hand and encouragement whenever and wherever possible (be it coaching his children when they were young or just giving them advice on how to build or fix something). He was also passionate about his community where he served as a councillor and then mayor for many years. He also spent many years on the Estevan Rural School Division Board and at the time of his passing was a member of the Southeast Cornerstone School Division. Prayers were held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, Sask. with Mr. Doug Third as celebrant. Memorial Service was Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Estevan, Sask. with Rev. Father Peter Nijssen as celebrant. Those wishing to make donations in Garryâ€™s memory may do so directly to the Canadian Paraplegic Assoc (Sask)Inc., 3928 Gordon Rd. Regina, SK S4S 6Y3. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.
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Special thanks to all who were on the scene of the accident. To Victim Services (Roberta) who volunteered her time to us immediately following the accident. A heartfelt thank you to Doug Third for leading the prayer service and for his kind words and to Father Peter Nijssen for the wonderful celebration of Garryâ€™s life. Also to the choir, the readers, the honourary pallbearers and to the CWL for the lovely lunch and to Hall Funeral Services for going above and beyond with your care and compassion. A very special thank you to my son Rodney for the eulogy and to 3 of my granddaughters (Miranda, Cassidy and Kamyrn) for the song you sang for Grandpa. We would also like to thank those who called, sent food, flowers, cards, memorial donations, the Bienfait Legion and to those who travelled short and long distances to be with us. We are so grateful for all the support. If we have neglected to acknowledge anyone, please forgive us. Margo Hammett and family.
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dren's book section is growing. Librarian Matthew Marcotte invites everyone to come and check out the opportunities offered at the facility. The phone number for the library is 306-923-4530. Dylan Mann, son of Jeff and Janet Mann, was a participant in a school band trip to Chicago. They left April 24 and returned April 29. Outram welcomes Jessie Storley and Kyle Hawes to their new home. They have moved into the home formerly owned by George Friess. Also welcome to Ralph and Gloria Gillies and daughter, Stacey, who will be moving into the home in Outram that was formerly owned by Brad and Pamela Rowand. They will also have their nineyear-old granddaughter, Taylor, living with them. Please give them all a good Saskatchewan welcome to this community. Christine Pyra spent last weekend visiting at the home of Jeff and Heather Pyra. Farmers are busy in the fields, seeding their crops. Let's hope for good weather until they can finish. If you have an article or news item you would like to see in The Mercury, please phone me at 306-634-7596.
Thursday, May 23: â€˘ Estevan Relay for Life - Survivor Tea - Estevan Shoppers Mall - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 25: â€˘ Estevan Farmers' Market - Estevan Shoppers Mall Parking Lot - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. â€˘ Relay for Life Expo - Estevan Shoppers Mall - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Craft & Home Business Products, Slide show of past relay events; Sign up for this year's relay (team or volunteer). â€˘ Hard Knocks Fighting - Live MMA Action - Spectra Place - 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26: â€˘ Estevan Idol Auditions - Exhibition Hall. "Estevan's Got Talent" Auditions - 1 p.m.; Senior Auditions - 2 p.m.; Junior Auditions - 3 p.m.
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Emergency response team prepping for competition The Sherritt Coal emergency response team trains throughout the year in order to respond effi ciently and effectively in case of an emergency. Brian Trombley, the team captain, has been on the ERT crew for 10 years. He and Jason Howse, the safety adviser and a rescue team member of five years, sat down with the Mercury to discuss their training and preparation for the annual competition. The team will be taking part in the safety and rescue competition this year. They attended the competition last year as observers because they were short on members who could attend. The event marks the end of this yearâ€™s Mining Week on June 1, when the competition is held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. â€œYou have intense training for three weeks prior to it on various subjects,â€? said Tromb-
ley. â€œThatâ€™s preparation for the competition, but you do get a lot of real life training that day. The competition is kind of like a training day where someone sets up something for us and we go in and see how we can handle that situation.â€? At the competition there will be a fi refi ghting scenario, a first-aid scenario, a practical skill scenario and a mine crawl, but the team wonâ€™t know exactly what will be expected in each course. The team is full of volunteers, so the numbers fluctuate, and right now they have about a 50-50 split between members who are management and those who are union. They now have 15 members, but thatâ€™s thanks to six new members who volunteered for the team this year. â€œAs the mine hires people, people come on. We got a few who were just hired who were inter-
The emergency response team members posed for a photo at one of their training sessions as they prepared for the upcoming competition at the end of Mining Week on June 1. Back from the left are Brian Trombley (Captain), Sebastien Leclair, Jason Howse, Cory Gibson (Assistant Captain), Brandon Schopp, Kevin Ducey and Chris Brenner. Front row from the left are Jessica Merrien, Jeff Kuchinka, Stacey Lowe and Craig Alexander. Missing from the photo are team members Monty Blomberg, Jose Rojas-Costa, Lee Mantei and Mike Olson. ested in getting on. The very first day that they were on, we went around the room and asked them why they were interested,â€? said Trombley. â€œSome people said they wanted to be involved in firefighting at one point in their life, so they thought it would
youâ€™ve never taken firstaid or done rope rescue, youâ€™re not comfortable until youâ€™ve done some training.â€? Most of the training is done on-site, but at times they do first aid training elsewhere, when they have a week-long session.
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â€œWe just sent two people to Patience Lake Fire School for a couple of days,â€? said Howse, who noted there are instances like that where a couple of members will go off for training rather than the whole team. â€œWe pick out certain things that we may be a little weaker at, and we train on that. Month to month, weâ€™ll sit down as a team and say â€˜What do we want to do next month? What are we lacking?â€™ Thatâ€™s how we organize the next monthâ€™s training,â€? said Trombley. â€œWe alternate from rope rescue to first aid, fire extinguishers and search and rescue, autoextraction. We just keep rotating through those,â€? added Howse. Firefighting is done in the summer, so there are some training sessions that have to be completed at set times each year. Members â‡˘ B18
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Members find ERT time rewarding B17 â‡ â€œWe train as a team all of us together,â€? said Trombley. â€œNormally weâ€™ll train once a month and then throughout the year weâ€™ll do a bigger training session, like on rope rescue, technical rope rescue, first aid, weâ€™ll do a little bigger section on that.â€? Generally, the team handles medical problems as they arise on the job. â€œMedicals are the big-
gest things that we have to go to. The (first-aid) training we have to take seriously, because itâ€™s not only here at the mine, but youâ€™ve got that training all over the place,â€? said Trombley, saying they can use their expertise when off the clock as well if someone out in public requires help. Both members said their time with the team has been positive, from the
camaraderie to be able to help co-workers at any sign of trouble. â€œWorking as a team and seeing us reach those goals that weâ€™re going for, or if we heaven forbid, have to respond to something, having our team come together and doing exactly what weâ€™ve trained to do, itâ€™s excellent,â€? said Howse. â€œThereâ€™s nothing worse than if somebody needed
some medical help and you had to just stand there and not be able to respond to it,â€? added Trombley. He likes learning something new at every training session and also enjoys the perk of keeping fit through training. â€œThe rope stuff is pretty demanding and even search and rescue, I mean, if you do a week of search and rescue, youâ€™re beat up pretty bad by
the end of the week crawling around with SCBAs (selfcontained breathing apparatus) on and your thermal gear. Itâ€™s pretty demanding,â€? said Trombley. To be on the team, each member must pass a medical to ensure they are fit for duty and able to handle the rigours of the job. After being accepted to the team, the two members said itâ€™s something they are
very proud to be part of. â€œItâ€™s pretty rewarding, especially if you can help somebody,â€? said Howse. â€œYouâ€™re training hard, so youâ€™re prepared and ready if something happens, but itâ€™s something you always hope never happens,â€? said Trombley. â€œThatâ€™s what first aid and safety is. Itâ€™s stuff that you hope you never need but if you do need it, youâ€™re ready to go.â€?
Hard At Work The Saskatchewan Mining Associationâ€™s Mining Week is being recognized from May 26 to June 1 this year. This aerial view of the Bienfait Mine shows one of the drag lines in operation.
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Coal able to attract labour in hot market It has been said that if there are unemployed people anywhere in the country they can come to Saskatchewan to land a job. In particular, there is work to be found in the southeast. The available jobs in the southeast outnumber the people coming to fill them and that makes the market for labour incredibly competitive. Employers across the region struggle to keep up with their labour demands, but there is at least one enterprise that has remained stoic in their ability to attract a workforce. Sherritt Coalâ€™s mining operations east of Estevan have continued to bring in the workers they need, even as their fiercest competition from the oilfield continues to plow ahead at a relentless pace. Michelle Shulda, Sherritt Coalâ€™s human resources manager at Boundary Dam and the Bienfait Mine said that thus far, the mines have been able to keep up with their demands and attract qualified personnel. â€œThe mines and the plant have been able to compete successfully in this hot job market,â€? said Shulda, noting they offer good wages and benefits. With shift work being the schedule of the day in the mining industry, Shulda said while it may mean some individuals donâ€™t look to the mines as a viable job option, the nature of shift work doesnâ€™t hinder their
ability to attract new employees. â€œI think some people are looking for shift work, to have that schedule where you have some more days off. On the other hand, some people donâ€™t want to work the night shifts. I see it as kind of even across the board. â€œThe biggest job that we need to fill is
something right. She said they are in most direct competition with the oilfield, but the work at the mines is incredibly steady, without having to deal with road bans each spring. â€œIâ€™ve seen some leave and quite a few of them come back here,â€? Shulda added in regards to people leaving for a quick stop in
the experienced equipment operators,â€? said Shulda, who noted they also havenâ€™t had any real trouble finding people to fill those positions yet. â€œSo far weâ€™ve been good that way. Just like other industries, itâ€™s the journeyman trades, third-class power engineers, mining engineers and techs that we find are in short supply.â€? Shulda added that those positions have generally been the toughest roles to fill and it has been more challenging in recent years than in the past. â€œItâ€™s become more challenging, but so far weâ€™ve been successful,â€? Shulda said, noting with a smile that they must be doing
the oil industry before returning to the mines. The mines still must actively reach out to potential employees, attending career fairs and keeping up a visible presence for job seekers. In recent years, she said they have had to add some new positions at the plant, which brought in third-class power engineers for
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Shift work the way of life at mines The life of a shift worker can have its up and downs as those with fluctuating schedules go from diurnal to nocturnal all in a dayâ€™s work. Those working at the coal mine near Estevan live such a schedule daily, and by and by itâ€™s the work they live for. Rick Dowhanuik, United Mine Workers of America Local 7606 president, put it very plainly, saying, â€œItâ€™s the way of life at the mine, right. It is what it is.â€? He noted their union is part of the shift-work committee with the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. The committee looks at coming up with the best diets and sleeping patterns to make shift work as pleasant as possible. â€œ We â€™ r e c o n s t a n t l y look at other shifts that would be better on the body, but all the research weâ€™ve seen, the one we have is supposedly the best because youâ€™re only on nights two nights a week and maybe three at the most,â€? said Dowhanuik.
He mentioned some other places where employees will work a week on, followed by a week off. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour publishes lots of educational materials through books and videos that deal with how best to manage the shifts. A lot of the material deals with nutrition. â€œThere has been a lot of research done on that. If you looked at me, youâ€™d know I didnâ€™t follow it,â€? Dowhanuik said with a laugh.
He said they have materials available at their union meetings, but with low turnout at the meetings, it can be tough to make sure everybody is aware of all the information thatâ€™s out there. Most of the shift workers at the mines work a two-by-12 shift schedule, where every 14 days an employee will work seven. â€œYou get lots of time off because you work 12hour shifts,â€? said Dowhanuik, adding the schedule works so that an employee works two night shifts
followed by two days off, three day shifts, with another two days off and then two more shifts followed by three days off. The night and day shifts change, but the two-on, two-off, three-on, two-off, two-on, three-off schedule is generally what a worker will do in a twoweek time period. He is no longer on shift work and is working what he called a â€œmodifiedâ€? shift schedule where he will work nights only about twice in a 28-day period. He noted he has been there 34 years, and there are other jobs that require no night shifts.
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draw for a lot of tradespeople because they can work steadier hours elsewhere, particularly in this part of the province. The biggest adjustment for workers can be going from day shift to the night shift and making sure they are properly rested for that first night. â€œMost people I talk to say itâ€™s tough when you work day shifts and then you have days off and then all of a sudden you have to go to work at seven at night. Itâ€™s tough to get a good nightâ€™s sleep, or a good dayâ€™s sleep, because youâ€™re body isnâ€™t ready to go to sleep for six or eight
â€œItâ€™s tough to get tradespeople, like journeymen people, because they can go elsewhere and make similar money without having to work nights.â€?
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He said union members used to give more feedback to their union reps about how shift work was going for them, but the issue has been very quiet for awhile now. â€œEverybody seems to be quite satisfied with the way itâ€™s going right now. That is one of the least topics of discussion when it comes to our members. They havenâ€™t really complained about it much recently. There is some turnover with people coming out saying â€˜Oh yeah, I can work shift work,â€™ and they get on it for awhile and say â€˜Holy crap, this isnâ€™t for me.â€™ That goes
hours at noon.â€? He noted most people are just getting up at 7 a.m., so getting another dose of sleep beginning five hours later can be tough. â€œMost of the guys just get a couple of hours before they go, if they can get that. Some donâ€™t get any,â€? said Dowhanuik, who added that â€œThe positives are that you get 182 days off a year. If youâ€™re a golfer, you get the golf course to yourself pretty much because Tuesday, We d n e s d a y, T h u r s d a y there isnâ€™t the crazy rush that there is on the weekend.â€?
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Coal, primary energy source Saskatchewan is a leader in the Canadian and global mining scene. In 2011, it continued to be the worldâ€™s largest producer and exporter of potash, supplying almost 30% of the worldâ€™s supply and the second leading uranium producer, providing almost 20% of the worldâ€™s supply. â€˘ Saskatchewan produces over 85% of Canadian potash production with one additional potash mine in New Brunswick. â€˘ High-quality, economically mineable deposits of both potash and uranium are currently produced in relatively few jurisdictions in the world. Canada, Russia and Belarus together account for just over two- thirds of global potash production, and Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia produce just under two-thirds of the worldâ€™s uranium. â€˘ Saskatchewan produces 100% of Canadaâ€™s primary uranium, representing 18% of the worldâ€™s production, from its 2 operating uranium mines. This is a decrease from 2005 when Saskatchewan production represented 28% of global production.
â€˘ Saskatchewanâ€™s potash producers PotashCorp, The Mosaic Company and Agrium separately operate 10 mines in Saskatchewan. â€˘ The Mosaic Esterhazy mine complex is the worldâ€™s largest potash mine. â€˘ Saskatchewanâ€™s two uranium mines are operated by Cameco Corporation, with joint venture ownership with companies AREVA, Denison Mines, OURD (Canada) Co. Ltd., Idemitsue Uranium Exploration Canada and TEPCO Resources Inc. â€˘ The Cameco operated McArthur River mine is the worldâ€™s largest uranium mine, solely accounting for 14% of global uranium production in 2010. â€˘ Saskatchewan coal, mined in Estevan, Bienfait and Coronach, represents the primary source of energy in Saskatchewan, accounting for over about 40% of the provinceâ€™s available power capacity and the majority of its base load capacity. â€˘ Saskatchewan has the largest high grade reserves in the world for both potash and uranium. â€˘ Saskatchewan hosts
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May 25 - Mining Week Supplements in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Estevan, Esterhazy, Lanigan, La Ronge, Moosomin, Coronach, Swift Current, Kindersley and Yorkton daily/weekly newspapers. Week of May 27 - Street banners go up in Estevan, La Ronge, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. May 27 - Media Conference at Mosaic Tower at Hill Centre III launching Mining Week. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œMining: Growth Through Challenging Economic Timesâ€?. May 28 - Sam Farris, Vice President and General Manager of Operations, K + S Potash Canada GP will make a breakfast presentation to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza in Regina. May 28 â€“ Vincent Martin, President and CEO, AREVA Resources Canada will make a luncheon presentation to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon. May 30 â€“ Bruce Bodine, General Manager, Mosaic Esterhazy will make a breakfast presentation to the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce to be held at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton. May 30 â€“ Keith Martell, Chairman and CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada will make a breakfast presentation to the North Saskatoon Business Association to be held at the Saskatoon Club in Saskatoon. May 30 â€“ Ashley Wallster, Senior Mine Technologist, Sherritt Coal will make a luncheon presentation to the Estevan Chamber of Commerce. Free Public Tour of Sherritt Coalâ€™s Boundary Dam Mine and SaskPowerâ€™s Shand Power Station. May 30 â€“ Women in Mining/ Women in Nuclear reception sponsored by KPMG at the Saskatoon Club in Saskatoon. May 31 â€“ Reception hosted by Miller Thompson LLP at the Rock Creek Tap and Grill in Saskatoon. June 1 â€“ 45th Annual Emergency Response/Mine Rescue Skills Competition at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon.
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Mining has a big impact on Sask. economy What is econopmic impact of mining in Saskatchewan? Mining is GREAT for Saskatchewan. It is the provinceâ€™s third largest industry and a significant contributor to the provincial economy spending over $3 billion annually on wages, goods and services, and generating over $2 billion annually to the provincial government
revenue through royalties and taxes. Mining has been identified as one of the key growth sectors for the Saskatchewan economy. In 2008, mining (direct, indirect, and induced) accounted for $7.7 billion in GDP or 12% of the total provincial economy. From 2008 â€“ 2028, the Saskatchewan mineral industry will invest over
$50 billion in expansions and new mines. This translates to new investments of $6 M a day. During this period, mining will generate a further $28 billion in provincial revenues or $1.4 billion per year, for a total of over $50 billion and mining will contribute an additional $9.5 billion per year to provincial GDP. How many jobs does
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Saskatchewanâ€™s mining industry create? The mining industry creates direct and indirect employment for about 30,500 people in the province which translates into 6% of total employment or almost 1 in every 16 jobs. A large percentage of these people live and work in rural or northern Saskatchewan. The average weekly salary of an employee in the mining industry is almost twice that of the average weekly salary of Saskatchewan residents. From 2008 â€“ 2028 mining employment (direct, indirect and induced) will see its contribution rise to 17% of total employment or almost 1 in 5 jobs. How does Saskatchewan mining compare to that in other provinces? Saskatchewan is a leading mineral producer in Canada. In 2008, Saskatchewan was Canadaâ€™s leading mineral producing jurisdication with production valued at over $9.7 billion. In 2011 Saskatchewan mineral production was valued
at $9.2 billion, the second highest in Canada, accounting for 18% of Canadaâ€™s mineral output. Saskatchewan produces over 85% of Canadian potash production with one additional potash mine in New Brunswick. Saskatchewan produces 100% of Canadaâ€™s primary uranium, representing 18% of the worldâ€™s production, from its 2 operating uranium mines. This is a decrease from 2005 when Saskatchewan production represented 28% of global production. How does Saskatchewan mining rank internationally? Saskatchewan is a prominent player in the global mining picture contributing to Canada being the worldâ€™s largest producer of both potash and second largest producer of uranium. Canada produces about one-third of the worldâ€™s potash supply with most of that production originating in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is also Canadaâ€™s only uranium producer ac-
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counting for 18% of world production. With extensive reserves of both these commodities Saskatchewan will continue to dominate world markets for many years to come. What is the value of mineral sasles in Saskatchewan? The total value of mineral sales from Saskatchewan in 2011 was $9.2 billion; up from $7.1 billion sold in 2010. Potash was Canadaâ€™s leading mineral by value of mineral production in 2011 at $8.0 billion; Uranium was also one of Canadaâ€™ leading minerals by value of production in 2011 at $1.09 billion. Other mineral sales include coal, gold, salt, silica sand and sodium sulphate. What is the future of mining in Saskatchewan? Mining has a bright future in the province. Not only will we continue to dominate world potash and uranium markets for many years to come but Saskatchewan also has tremendous untapped mineral resource potential - for example the diamond fields east of Prince Albert that have the potential to add another world class mining camp to our stable of resources. There is also potential for additional gold and base metal production and for new commodities such as rare earth elements, and other minerals recovered from brines. What is the role of mineral exploration in Saskatchewan mining? Exploration is the key to sustainability of the mining industry â€“ it is often referred to as the research and development of the industry as exploration finds new deposits to replace those that are being mined. Given the long lead times between an initial discovery and mining (10 â€“ 20 years on average) it is critical to maintain active exploration programs in the province. In the past 5 years, over $1.6 billion has been invested in mineral exploration in Saskatchewan, primarily for potash and uranium. In 2012, statistics from Natural Resources Canada indicate Saskatchewan exploration expenditures are anticipated to be around $299 million (M) including $100.4 M for uranium; $9.3 M for diamonds; $15.1 M for precious metals; $14.7 M for base metals and $159.6 M for industrial minerals â€“ primarily potash. In 2012, Saskatchewan expenditures represented 7.1% of all Canadian expenditures. Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Nunuvat are forecast to account for 73% of total spending of $4.2 billion. 2011 exploration expenditures in Saskatchewan, as collected by Saskatchewan Energy and Resources, were $282 million (M) including $104 M for uranium, $7M for diamonds; $10M for gold, $19 M for base metals and $142 M for industrial minerals â€“ primarily potash.
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Think of all the things in your daily life that depend on the availability of reliable, stable sources of electricity... like lights, computers, schools and hospitals. Now consider where all that electricity comes from. The majority of the electricity used in Saskatchewan is generated by coal mined right here in our province. With modern technology coal is a clean source of energy.
Sherritt Coal is proud to celebrate Saskatchewan Mining Week. www.sherritt.com
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