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SaskPower has announced they have begun refurbishing Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam Power Station to prepare it for integration with the carbon sequestration plant.

CCS project takes another step forward It’s not quite the home stretch, but the carbon capture and sequestration project at the Boundary Dam Power Station has taken another step towards the finish line. SaskPower announced last week that Unit 3 at Boundary Dam, which is the unit being transformed for carbon capture, was taken off-line Monday as part of the ongoing work. Through a press release, it was noted that SaskPower

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September. “It’s (the part of the project) that we need to do quickly. Just like the other shutdowns we like to get at it and get it done,� he said. “There is going to have to be other generation that takes over where Unit 3 normally is. We have other stuff available to back feed, but the stuff in Estevan is our low cost generators of electricity so we don’t like to have them off for long.� Although shutdowns at

Boundary Dam are nothing new, Bruce said because of the carbon capture unit, this shutdown has some different elements to it. For starters, the cost is much higher, coming in at $364 million. “It’s probably bigger than any shutdown we have ever done in the Estevan area,� Bruce said. “It’s rivalled only by when Shand was built which obviously was much bigger than this. “Normally we come down and we take apart

the turbines and do maintenance on them and we go into the boiler and replace the boiler. There are things like that except the turbine generator is going to be brand new, we have to change a whole bunch of equipment that is past its life and needs to be changed so it works with the carbon capture plant and we are doing very expensive upgrades and a refitting of the boiler.� Testing ⇢ A2

Potholes already a problem in Estevan Pothole season has come early for the City of Estevan. While they usually have a reprieve until the spring, the wild temperature swings the area has experienced this winter have caused havoc on local streets and exposed the sorry shape that many of them are in. City manager Jim Puffalt said they are doing what they can to deal with the situation, but added the weather has been a major factor as the roads have gone through a number of freezing and thawing cycles which is especially tough on asphalt. “I don’t recall when we’ve had a year like this, it’s been horrible,� said Puffalt. “It will be our obvious priority as soon as we can.� Puffalt said crews will use a cold asphalt mix to

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City of Estevan crews have been out filling pot holes with cold asphalt mix. The mix is a temporary solution until they recieve hot asphlt mix in the spring. repair the worst areas, but cautioned that is only a temporary solution until they can get hot asphalt from their provider.

Although there are a number of areas where potholes have already sprung up, the situation is particularly bad on sections of Sixth

Street, 13th Avenue and Souris Avenue north where a number of large potholes have made life difficult for local drivers. Puffalt admitted that Souris Avenue north is “horrible� and the City will do what it can to provide a decent driving surface this year. “We have a fair amount of money in the budget for pothole patching and it is probably going to stretch what we have to give us a driving surface for the year,� he said. However, a permanent fix will not come until at least 2014 as the City has entered into a cost-sharing agreement with the provincial government on Highway 47 through Estevan and cannot begin rebuilding the road until they get approval.

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will be refurbishing 40 per cent of the unit and preparing it for integration with the carbon capture plant. Corwyn Bruce, the assistant manager of the clean coal project, said the shutdown is a big step towards the completion of the project which is expected in March of 2014. Bruce added like any other shutdown at Boundary Dam, speed will be of the essence as they hope to have the unit back in operation by

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Puffalt said as much as they would like to move forward with the work now, doing so would cost the taxpayers of Estevan an estimated $7 million. He did add they are meeting with the Ministry of Highways this week and would be mentioning the sorry state of Highway 47. “We are meeting next week so maybe we’ll take some pictures and say ‘listen guys, we need to do some increased work on this road to get them through,’� Puffalt said. “They are paying for 65 per cent of the north section and 55 per cent of the south. It’s quite a bit of money.� Puffalt added the City is also calculating their snow removal costs to this point and expects to have a report on that in the near future.

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Mötley Crüe to rock Estevan The group that was once described as the world’s most notorious rock band is coming to Estevan. The City of Estevan announced Monday morning that Mötley Crüe will play Spectra Place May 4. Featuring lead singer Vince Neil, bass player Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars, Mötley Crüe is one of the best selling bands in history with over 80 million albums sold. They also became known as one of the hardest partying groups in rock history after breaking out of Los Angeles in the early ’80s with the hit album Shout at the Devil. That success was followed by the release of Theatre of Pain, Girl, Girls Girls and Dr. Feelgood which all went platinum and produced a string of hit songs such as Home Sweet Home,

Mötley Crüe will be in Estevan May 4 at Spectra Place. (Submitted photo) Wild Side and Kickstart My Heart. After going through some lineup changes in the ’90s, the original Mötley

Crüe lineup regrouped in the latter part of the decade and remains one of the top live acts in rock. Despite not producing

a new album since 2008, Mötley Crüe recently enjoyed a run of sold out shows at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

They are currently on tour with KISS in Australia and will kick off their largest ever tour of Canada April 20 in Penticton, B.C.

In all they will hit 18 cities on the tour. The fact that Mötley Crüe is on tour with KISS is somewhat ironic as local rock fans were given a brief stir last week after it was reported that Gene Simmons had posted on his website that the legendary band would be in Estevan in July. It was later announced by the City that not only was KISS not booked to play Spectra Place, they hadn’t even spoken to representatives of the band. Canadian band Big Wreck will provide the opening act for the tour. Big Wreck was recently in Estevan as part of a double headlining tour with Theory of a Deadman. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at Henders Drugs in Estevan or online at ticketmaster.ca

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line calls for initial testing on some aspects of the system to begin in June while in September they will place the unit back online and begin generating electricity again. “Because we are changing out so much of the system there at Boundary Dam and changing out

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ing where we take it to full load and back down again and take all the kinks out of it if you will. Then we are going to start the process of starting up the carbon capture plant by emitting flue gas to the plant. That should happen in October.” To prepare for October’s start-up of the CCS plant, Brown said testing will be carried out over the

Farmer Appreciation program Thursday Estevan will celebrate the role of agriculture in our local economy Thurs-

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summer. “It’s on schedule to be able to integrate with us in October. There are still pieces moving and stuff being constructed but the schedule shows them being complete in time to mesh up with when the power plant is ready to deliver both flue gas and steam to them.” SaskPower estimates the CCS plant will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions out of Unit 3 by 90 per cent or by approximately one million tonnes a year, which is the equivalent of taking 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads.

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day night. The annual Farmer Appreciation supper will be help at the Days Inn Plaza and will include the presentation of the farm family of the year award as part of the salute to agricultural producers by the City of Estevan, the Estevan Chamber of Commerce and the Estevan Exhibition Association, all major sponsors of Farmer Appreciation Day. Along with the award presentation, the evening will include comedian Tom Liske of Saskatoon. Liske has performed at such well-known venues as the Calgary Comedy Festival as a headliner as well as Edmonton’s Comedy Factory and has appeared alongside the Smothers Brothers and Brent Butt. The keynote speakers for the dinner will be Jim Reiter, minister of Municipal Affairs and Government Relations and former minister of Highways and Infrastructure along with David Marit, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities for the past six years. The members of the Browning 4-H Beef Club, who have won awards for public speaking, will be featured during the program as well.


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“We talked about growing up on the farm and understanding how crops are grown and everything right from scratch. It’s not just about understanding the grocery store A3 on in the cooking process.� –Elysia Vandenburk

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Local youth take part in outdoor camp We’ve all heard of summer camps, but 12 local youth had the chance to take part in a camp of a different variety over the weekend. A winter outdoor camp was held Friday through Sunday at the Estevan Wildlife Federation clubhouse at Boundary Dam. The camp gave participants the opportunity to go snow-shoeing and ice fishing and learn outdoor survival techniques such as building a proper shelter. Much of the group slept in tents at the site while a handful spent the evenings in quinzhees they built in a snowbank. They also took part in preparing their own meals on personal stoves.

Gary Leslie instructed participants on the ins and outs of trapping methods, showing them a number of traps that are no longer in use and traps that are now used today. Paul Pylychaty cooks his eggs on a personal camping stove.

Participants in the outdoor camp spent the nights in wall tents (left) and quinzhees (above) they constructed in a snow bank.

Vandenhurk shows a knack for reality TV One local woman finds her way back into the kitchen, showing the country what it takes to be a cooking expert. Elysia Vandenhurk took part in the Marilyn Denis Show’s Search for the Next Marilyn Cooking Expert, which aired last week. The Midale native, who along with a local consortium now owns a Saskatoon-based company producing Three Farmers Camelina Oil, was one of six contestants, from an original pool of 10,000 applicants, to be featured in the cooking challenge. It was her mother, who watches Marilyn Denis regularly, who let her know about the Next Cooking Expert competition. A day before the deadline for submissions, Vendenhurk decided to shoot a quick video with her sister about why her cooking was special. “Needing a chef on board with the Three Farmers Camelina Oil product, what I have to offer is educating the everyday consumer on healthy fats and going local and seasonal,� she said, noting the show’s producers also wanted to know about the applicants’ backstory. Vandenhurk’s story starts with her on the farm, so she knows the early stages of how food gets to the table. “We talked about growing up on the farm and un-

Contestants and show members pose on the set of the Marilyn Denis Show’s Search for the Next Marilyn Cooking Expert. Midale’s Elysia Vandenburk stands far left. –Submitted Photo derstanding how crops are her mentor Susur Lee, she the reality TV atmosphere. grown and everything right is back working with her That experience meant she from scratch. It’s not just family again. was aware that she doesn’t about understanding the groDuring the conversa- have complete control over cery store on in the cooking tion on that last call, she how she is viewed. process.� realized it wasn’t just a “Just knowing how the She said it was a great cooking show but a cooking TV kind of works, because opportunity for her, as well challenge. as much as it’s reality TV, as a great way to bring ex“I didn’t really under- there are a lot of things goposure to her company and stand from the beginning ing on in the background products. It was months that it was a competition, so saying you can say this and before she heard back from from having the Dragon’s you can’t say that. There are the show, but in December, Den experience and learn- still rules and regulations,� she was asked to submit an- ing about how the editing she said. “I had a company other video of her chopping behind TV works, I was a and a reputation on the line, and making some pastries. little (concerned),� added not that I was ever worried She sent that in, and the Vandenhurk. I was going to do something next day received a call that She and her sister ap- to hurt that, but this is what I they really liked her story, peared on Dragon’s Den a offer to my company and if I growing up on a farm in the few months ago with their was judged harshly in some Prairies and after working in cooking oil product, so she way on national television some nice restaurants under was no longer a stranger to I was a little worried that it

would harm my reputation with the company.� That didn’t happen, so her fears proved unfounded. Vandenhurk wanted to have her company’s camelina oil on hand, but very early on she found out that would not be happening. She would only have access to ingredients provided by sponsors. “It kind of unravelled and turned to be all about me and my skill set,� said Vandenhurk. “That made me a bit nervous because not everybody goes on national TV to really show this is what I know and this is what I do, and then they put you up and judge you.� She flew to Toronto in January to film the competition with her five competitors and then went back again last week for the live talk show. Vandenhurk said she got to know each fellow competitor and as a group they got pretty close, going out for dinner and drinks after a day of the challenge. Some of the other chefs were taking classes, and others had just left a restaurant, but she felt everyone had an equal but different skill set. “The producers and Marilyn herself were shocked at how close we became. Being that it is a competition, when people are under a lot of pressure and you’re tired, people will get at each other’s throats.

We really worked together around things. We’re in touch today about what we do,� said Vandenhurk. “They took an interest in my product, and it really opened a lot of doors for my company.� Before the actual challenges, none of the contestants knew what they would be asked to do. They didn’t even get to tour the kitchen they would be using, so where they would find the spoons was a mystery until they had to find them. “It was about the unknown for us,� noted Vandenhurk. “I thought it would be very friendly, very staple ingredients and educating the viewer on simple ways of cooking. The twist and the things they throw in there are almost like Top Chef or Gordon Ramsay.� She said it was a very high-energy week, and she was running on adrenaline for most of the time during the long days. From Dragon’s Den to Marilyn Denis, Vandenhurk said she hopes there will be further opportunities for her and her company. She may be invited back to the Marilyn Denis Show for an episode that might feature her more closely. Vandenhurk said people love the story of the Three Farmers, so she looks forward to the next opportunity to show the country what she has to offer.


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Estevan Mercury

Major drug seizure for Estevan police The Estevan Police Service seized a sizable amount of crack cocaine earlier this month as part of an ongoing investigation into the city’s drug trade. On Feb. 1, the EPS seized an estimated $100,000 worth of crack. No arrests were made in the seizure and the investigation remains active. Because the file is still open, Cst. Tyler McMillen of the EPS’s organized crime unit said they are not able to provide many details, at this point. However, McMillen did note that crack cocaine is a popular choice among drug users in the city and they are happy to have made a dent in the supply .

“We almost see crack cocaine as more prevalent than marijuana or drugs like that,” he said. “In the last few years it seems to be the one that we have seen the most. It’s taken over the market. They seem to choose crack over the likes of powdered cocaine. The organized crime groups that are rolling in, it’s a business for them and they come in here and run a pretty tight ship.” McMillen accounted for the rise in usage of drugs to the energy boom that is ongoing in the Estevan area. “With that growth a lot of good, positive things are happening, but also the criminal element, the large organized crime groups are attracted by that growth as well.”

The Estevan Police Service recently seized roughly $100,000 worth of crack cocaine. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Sask. residents can register for health cards online Saskatchewan residents now have the option to update and submit their health card registration information directly online at any time that is convenient to them. “We continue looking for ways to improve the timeliness, efficiency and quality of our services,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said. “This 24/7 online service provides an easy and streamlined process for our residents

to more efficiently update their health card information. This is another example of our commitment to putting the patient first.” Saskatchewan residents who have a valid Saskatchewan Health Services Card can use the new service. Residents can submit multiple updates to their health card registration information, including: • Family unit changes due to marriage, divorce/

separation, common-law, reconciliation, addition or removal of dependants; • Report an address change; • Replace a lost, stolen or damaged health card; • Change of name; • Correction to health card information;Submit copies of updated immigration documents; • Report an extended absence; • Report a return from an extended absence; and

• Appointment of power of attorney. The online service guides clients through the process and ensures sufficient information is provided before allowing form submission. After completing the online updates, clients receive electronic status notifications and can also track the processing status electronically. Processing speed has been greatly improved. If accurate and complete

information is provided, updates are processed immediately or within two business days. Since December 2011, all new Saskatchewan residents have been able to apply for a health card online. Approximately 17,000 people have benefited from the service. Now, residents can update and submit the majority of their health card-related requests online. These enhancements demonstrate

the government’s commitment to improving public access to services. Accurate registration information is essential to ensure proper processing of health claims. Failure to keep registration information current may result in the suspension of health benefits. To change health card information and for more details, go to www.health. gov.sk.ca and click on the health card icon.

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One of the latest exhibits at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is a hopeful look into a future of survivalists. The Possible Worlds exhibition depicts the possible future of human evolution as we adapt to disasters around us. The exhibit may have been inspired partially by fear, but artist Sylvia Ziemann said she hopes it is ultimately viewed from an optimistic stance. The buildings she designed in her exhibit were a response to specific types of disasters, but she said not in a “fatalistic� way. “Not in a dystopic way, it’s more hopeful. We do get together, and we do rebuild and work things out, figuring out better ways to live. A lot of my work is based on how I see the world or what I think is important to think about,� said Ziemann. “Work that I did prior to this one was a lot about how media affects us in our homes, and how we protect ourselves and lock our doors.� After seeing regular images of violence and terrorism, she said it appeared to her to be a message of heightened panic that was always being broadcast. It began with the event on Sept. 11, 2001, and continued from there. “There was this heightened panic about the environment, global warming, tsunamis were happening. It seemed like there was a lot of panic in the air, and it seemed like everyday there was some kind of new hurricane or something terrible.� She asked herself how we would all live after these disasters, particularly after seeing the after-

Saskatchewan artist Sylvia Ziemann is showing her exhibit, Possible Worlds, at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum as a look into the future at how we might live following some catastrophic disasters. The Studies for a Solitary Compound features a garden atop the building. The exhibit also features Studies for a Survivalist Sanctuary and Studies for a Bunker Commune. math of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. “I just started to think about futuristic buildings, and that because of global warming, at a certain point everyone will be touched somewhere from something,� said Ziemann. “In Saskatchewan I think we’re pretty safe here from a lot of stuff, except winters. I started to think about, ‘what if the grid breaks down?’ We live in a cold climate here and if the heat goes off, the pipes will freeze and one thing leads to another and we’re in big trouble.�

With drawings for the buildings’ plans hanging on the gallery walls, the buildings are brought to life in small-scale miniatures as well. The exhibit features video and audio from inside the structures that demonstrate a little about the people living inside and the personalities they might have, she added. The exhibit includes the physical structures and new houses for the people of the future, but Ziemann has also included detailed drawings, almost like blueprints explaining

what everything would be used for. “I’d like to leave that building stuff to the engineers. I’m an artist. I think I could build something if push came to shove, if everything had blown away I could probably build something with some power just from the research I’ve done,� Ziemann said, but she isn’t sure her designs would entirely hold up to scrutiny. Ziemann is currently completing her master’s at the University of Regina, and she previously completed her bachelor of

fine arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has been a working artist for 25 year s, and said she has been able to find the time to complete her master’s now that her daughters are teenagers and more independent. She will complete those studies at the end of 2014. Ziemann said she grew up with Depressionera parents who never threw anything away, and some of that childhood may have infl uenced the way everything gets used for some new purpose in Possible Worlds.

“I think my dad didn’t throw out a single plastic bag or elastic band. I kind of grew up with that idea of recycling,� said Ziemann. She doesn’t really throw things away either, and is careful to compost and give used goods to the Salvation Army. She said they are still a typical middle-class family with a home and a couple of cars. “If I were to really embrace the whole thing, I would be living in the woods right now with a good wood stove and hunt my food. I would love a cabin in the woods, but there are no woods here, so this will do for now.� She has done a lot of work in the miniature format, so her sculptures in the exhibit are something she has spent a lot of time on. “I do like to mix it up a bit, because for the longest time I was painting and then I just had nothing more to say with painting, so I started working sculpturally. Then I found my way to painting about the sculptures. I like working in all kinds of mediums. I fi nd it keeps my interest up.� She said she doesn’t plan everything out for a project. She would like to, but often finds herself working on a series of pieces and then uses a combination of those previous works to complete the final piece. The exhibit runs in the art gallery’s secondary room until March 22.

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February 27, 2013

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A6 EDITORIAL

Targeting motorcyclists wrong The fact that SGI recently applied for a modest rate increase earlier this month didn’t receive a lot of attention at first. But now that it has become known the increase included a massive hike on motorcyclists in the province the application is in the spotlight. As has been reported, SGI is asking the province’s rate review panel to remove the cap on how much motorcycle rates can be increased. If successful, SGI would then increase rates by an average of 73 per cent. The bigger the engine, the larger the rate hike. The rationale behind the move is that injury claims from incidents involving motorcycles are much higher than those for automobiles. SGI has stated that the rest of their customers are subsidizing motorcyclists. There are a few things that smell foul about this move, but a couple in particular stand out. First off, to increase fees that much in one fell swoop is unfair and tantamount to gouging. If SGI feels the increase is needed to balance matters, why not do it in stages? Why slap riders with such a massive increase in one year? What also stands out is whether or not SGI is going after the right people. Although it makes sense that motorcycle injury claims would be higher, the more pertinent question is are motorcycle riders more reckless than people in automobiles? SGI would likely have the statistics to answer that question, but at first blush the answer is no. With nothing other than a helmet between themselves and the pavement, riders have no other choice than to be careful. Yes, there are a lot of riders who fly around like idiots and cause accidents. But that can be said for a lot people in automobiles. The bulk of motorcyclists are people who simply enjoy going for a ride and rarely, if ever, are involved in an accident. Furthermore, if you were to look at a lot of accidents involving bikes, it’s not a stretch to say many of them were caused by others, not the riders themselves. We had two glaring examples in Estevan this past summer. So for SGI to tar one segment of its customer base with such a broad brush is just wrong. Why not hit those who are responsible for the accident harder? Perhaps there should be some punitive measures for irresponsible riders who are repeat offenders. It seems something of a case-by-case approach would be much more prudent than just sticking it to an entire group. Fortunately this request is still in the application stage. Motorcyclists have ample time to make their feelings known to the government, and already there are petitions circulating on the Internet and a number of groups who have spoken out. They may not be a large group, but we have no doubt that riders throughout Saskatchewan will make their voices heard. We just hope the government has the good sense to listen.

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

Sask. shifts from rural to urban Lest there be any doubt that Saskatchewan is changing to a more urbanized place, consider a couple of news items from the past week. The first is the news from the Saskatchewan Transportation Company that it is abandoning three of its money-losing routes to lessen its record $10-million annual subsidy. The fact that STC, which hasn’t turned a profit since 1977, is again losing money is hardly news. What was newsworthy, however, is the willingness to stop travelling on money-losing routes - a move that may not go over well in rural Saskatchewan. The government-owned bus company announced cancellation of the Regina-Lanigan, Eastend-Swift CurrentMossbank and Blaine Lake-North Battleford routes. According to the government, the two more southern routes - running SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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Change isn’t easy If there is one absolute that I have learned in my time at The Mercury it’s this: people hate change. We’ve seen it time and time again. The automated garbage issue drew more of a response than almost anything I’ve encountered in 14 years here. Some of the furor was due to the way the City of Estevan initiated the change, but I have always believed the biggest gripe was simply because there was change. Although some holdouts might disagree, I think the garbage decision was a change for the better. I can speak only for my yard, but the amount of garbage I find along my fence has been cut by 90 per cent. Really, the only garbage I find now is empty cigarette packages. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life but there are days where if you didn’t know me it would look like I have a six-pack a day habit. Although they haven’t made a formal public announcement, the City has made noises about moving garbage pickup from the alleyway to the front curb where applicable. Knowing how much people in this city enjoy change, I am looking forward to the discussion this is likely to generate. Another example of people

Chad Saxon These Things I Think bucking change is the new 10 digit dialing system. If you tried dialing a local number on Monday or Tuesday and forgot to include the 306 prefix you got the annoying little message from SaskTel. It really is irritating to have to listen through the message, no matter how brief it might be. But I’m guessing that is the point. The comments on social media were almost immediate and a lot of them weren’t very nice. If I worked at SaskTel I might be inclined to stay off social media for a few days. More than anything however, I think people are just annoyed because they hate change. One could argue whether or not the move to 10-digit dialing is necessary — I’m guessing SaskTel wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t — but people are just conditioned to like things the way they’ve always been. And that might be even more the case here in Saskatchewan where we were burdened for decades by this mentality. Perhaps it’s the stubborn old

only three times a week - were only averaging two passengers per trip. Meanwhile, the North Battleford route that only ran once a week was only averaging one passenger in the past four years. Savings could total $300,000 annually - a drop in the bucket compared with the eight-digit subsidy STC is now getting. Nevertheless, it does seem a tough, but prudent, move for the Saskatchewan Party that relies heavily on its rural support. After all, the loss of these routes also means the loss of parcel and farm parts delivery to small communities and farms. There again, the lower number of farms and lower community population in these areas suggests the loss of these STC routes won’t be as hard to take as it once might have been. This is a sign that Saskatchewan isn’t quite as rural as it once was. Another news item, however, suggested that Saskatchewan is becoming more urban. It could be found in the announcement of proposed rate hikes at Saskatchewan Government Insurance - especially for motorcycle insurance premiums that will increase, on average, a massive 73 per cent. Admittedly, this has little to do with the fact that there are more bikes in the city than in the country. There probably are, but that is not exclusively the factor behind these premium hikes. The key factors, at least according to SGI, are that motorcycles are more expensive and far more likely to get into accident - and on an annual basis, the cost of motorcycle

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farmer in us, but as a province we looked at change as something brought on by the devil himself. We’re getting better but we still have a ways to go. The fact that we haven’t joined the 20th century and adopted daylight saving time is a perfect example. There are really no good arguments as to why we don’t make the switch (Yes, I know many disagree with that last comment). People don’t want to make the change because, after all, it’s change. It has been my experience that as much as you might hate it at the time, change can actually be a good thing. I am as stubborn as anyone and usually one of the first people to be annoyed by change, but time is a great teacher and on most occasions the change has been for the better. Except for the time Kelloggs changed Corn Pops for no reason whatsoever. What kind of psycho messes with a perfectly good breakfast cereal? I wasn’t exactly a big fan of new Coke either but that stuff sucked. Anyway, if you have any questions or comments about what you see in The Mercury send them to editor@estevanmercury.ca

accidents to SGI is, on average, about $9 million more than what riders pay in their insurance premiums. That means that other drivers have had to pick up the additional costs. Of course, motorcycle riders are less accepting of this statistic and some have been quick to blame a monopoly Crown insurance corporation that is protected from competition from the private sector. There might be some validity in the notion that SGI views such a huge rate adjustment as a quick fix to this issue. It might also be possible that both the rate review panel and the cabinet might see a 73-per-cent increase as something less than necessary or immediate. That said, there might be another explanation that has more to do with our shifting and growing population. For years, Saskatchewan drivers benefited from lower auto insurance rates not just because there was publicly owned insurance, but because of where the publicly owned insurance company was operating. In a population that was older than average and with a much larger rural component than anywhere else, you were simply less likely to get into an accident. But as our population grows younger and more urban (with a greater propensity to ride motorcycles), the likelihood of all types of vehicle accidents also increases. Simply put: We drive more vehicles. They are worth more. And, because there are more of us in the confined urban spaces of the towns and cities, they collide more. It’s also a subtle indicator that Saskatchewan is becoming more urban than it once was.

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Letters to the Editor SGEU celebrates Your donation can save lives The Editor: On behalf of the millions of people whose lives will be saved this year due to ground-breaking research, advocacy and education funded through Heart Month donations, I want to thank everyone who is helping Make Health Last. Heart Month is the Heart and Stroke Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key opportunity to reach millions of Canadians in February and alert

them to the risks of heart disease and stroke. Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every seven minutes and 90 per cent of Canadians have at least one risk factor. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country, including many here in our community, go door-to-door canvassing or collecting donations online to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you have

missed your canvasser, or if a canvasser has not called on you yet, you can still donate at www. heartandstroke.ca or by calling 1-888-473-4636. Many of you help out every year and some are participating as a Heart Month volunteer for the first time - and each of you has your own special reason. In the end, we all have the same wish for our future: a future without heart disease and stroke.

So, thank you from the bottom of my heart to the middle of the hearts of everyone who canvasses, volunteers and donates this February. Because of your support, we will help Canadians add healthy years to their lives. Yours truly Linda Thauberger, Heart and Stroke Foundation fundraising co-ordinator

Signs frozen into ground The Editor: You may be wondering why the Estevan Kinsmen Christmas Card Lane signs are still up on the courthouse lawn. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really quite simple. Every year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had people or weather knock the signs down, and the caretaker at the courthouse has been standing them back up for all of those years. In December it was

requested that we perhaps anchor the signs somehow. We gave the anchor assignment to one of our talented members who happened to be a welder. He did a wonderful job of designing some topnotch anchors and one frosty Monday night we gathered on the courthouse lawn with sledgehammers to fix the signs so they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come down.

Now the holiday season is over and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a pickle. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the anchors out. We first tried with very large prybars to no avail. Then I took my old forklift over, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get close enough with the old girl to get the forks under the anchors. They must be pulled straight up so as to not damage the lawn, so perhaps a zoom-boom or a

gin-pull would do the trick. Sadly none of our members have either of those. Any suggestions or assistance are welcome! Otherwise weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to wait for spring. Thanks to all of the businesses with signs for your continued support and your patience. Dave Elliott, Kinsmen Member

Estevan comes through for Canadian Blood Services The Editor: On behalf of Canadian Blood Services, happy New Year and a heartfelt thanks to all blood donors in Estevan. Through your generosity more than 790 blood donations were collected in 2012. This means that Estevan donors gave enough blood to help 118 people undergoing heart surgery. Many of us spend years trying to make our mark in the world. As a blood donor; you are having a significant impact on someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life every time you give â&#x20AC;&#x201C; someone like 12-year-old Locke Winslow from Melville, Sask. After years of dealing with abnormally high blood pressure, doctors discovered the main artery from Lockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart was too narrow for blood to pump through properly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a congenital heart defect that could have been fatal. In January 2010, Locke had his first corrective heart surgery. He was just 10-years-old and needed many blood donations to help him through. Corrective surgery is only a temporary fix. Locke will need future operations on his heart and he will likely

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need donated blood again too. The need for blood continues to grow. When you give blood, it often takes less than a week for your donation to be transfused into a patient who needs blood from a donor, like you, to help them through chemotherapy, surgery, severe trauma and many other health condi-

tions. In 2013 more than 50,000 blood donations will be needed in our province â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and at least 5,000 more new donors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a lot of heart to reach this goal, but we know we can count on Estevanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11,054 donors to rally together once again this year. From my heart to

yours, thank you for your continued commitment to patients across Canada and here at home in Saskatchewan and best wishes to you and your family this new year. James Topinka Community Development Co-ordinator Canadian Blood Services

100 years

One of the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest unions is celebrating a significant milestone. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union. In an SGEU press release it was noted that on February 21, 1913, a small group of civil servants gathered at the Saskatchewan Legislature to form the Saskatchewan Civil Servants Association. One hundred years later, the association has evolved into a strong and thriving union of 20,000 members across the province. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we embark on our second century as an organization, we look forward to meeting the new challenges facing

working families across our province,â&#x20AC;? said SGEU President Bob Bymoen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are grateful for the foresight of our early members to form an association, and are confident that SGEU will continue to play a positive and progressive role in Saskatchewan - advocating for rights and protections for workers and their families, and equality and social justice for all,â&#x20AC;? added Bymoen. To mark this special occasion, a number of SGEU bargaining units hosted centennial celebrations across the province last week. Details of other community centennial celebrations taking place throughout the year will be posted on www.sgeu. org upon confirmation of locations and times.

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Weldonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakfast has a healthy future The RM of Coalfields is set to ensure the breakfast program at Weldon School does not fall by the wayside. The elementary school started its breakfast program in 2010 through the Breakfast Clubs of Canada, but their contract with that organization expires at the end of this school year. While they have re-applied for funding, the school now knows they will definitely be continuing in the future thanks to a decade-long commitment from the local RM. Valerie Pelton, RM of Coalfields administrator, noted they were looking for sponsorship opportunities for their centennial year, and when they saw the school was in need of the funding, committed to a total of $60,000 over the next 10 years. The money funds food and supplies for the daily breakfast program in the school that feeds about 60 kids each day. Melissa Rensby, a member of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community council, is involved in the breakfast program and said $6,000 covers the costs for an entire year of their program. The

A recent donation from the R.M. of Coalfields will ensure students of Bienfaitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Weldon School start the day with a solid breakfast. (file photo) Breakfast Clubs of Canada was funding $5,000 for food, as well as $1,000 through a partnership with Minute Maid to provide juice. The Salvation Army also provides bread and cereal for the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice because we do have a lot of bus kids,â&#x20AC;? said Rensby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have to get on the bus at

7:30 in the morning, and it comes to sleeping in a little bit longer or having breakfast, most kids would probably pick sleeping in. So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice when they get to school that they are able to have that breakfast.â&#x20AC;? Rensby said they try to have at least three food groups each morning, with breakfasts consisting of

bagels and cream cheese, a muffin with some fruit and milk, and Fridays are usually a day for cereal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The teachers have always done toast on Tuesdays. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always done and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kept that going,â&#x20AC;? added Rensby. Pelton said the RM was happy to support the

program because of the effect it has on students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought that as part of our centennial celebration, we would consider a donation every year for the next 10 years to keep the program running,â&#x20AC;? said Pelton. The first donation from the RM will be made at the start of the 2013-14

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school year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for all of them,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to feed kids before school in order to build and enhance their educational experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge relief knowing that is taken care of,â&#x20AC;? Rensby said of the RMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution over the next 10 years. She noted that they are still waiting to hear back from Breakfast Clubs of Canada as to the status of that funding. She said they will hear back in March and if they receive funding from them as well, it would just mean they have a little extra cash to put into the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any sponsors going forward, but a lot of our children, from our ratepayers, attend school there,â&#x20AC;? added Pelton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not every family can afford to feed their children nutritious meals everyday, and we just want to make sure that going forward, kids are able to explore their educational experience and maybe increase their educational determination and ambition later on in life because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good healthy meal to start them off.â&#x20AC;?

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Ludwig, Puffalt receive jubilee medals Tw o m e n w i t h a long history in municipal government have been awarded with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. Souris-Moose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki officially presented Mayor Roy Ludwig and city manager Jim Puffalt with their medals Friday at City Hall. The medals are being presented to 60,000 Canadians in recognition of Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years as the monarch. Ludwig, who spent 18 years on city council before taking over as mayor in October, was nominated for his medal by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Puffalt was nominated by the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators in recognition of his 30-plus years as a city manager in a handful of communities. Komarnicki noted the medals are presented to

people who have made a distinct mark in their particular area and said both men fit the bill. “You’ve touched the lives of Canadian citizens in Estevan through your work,” Komarnicki said while presenting Ludwig with his medal. In presenting Puffalt with his medal, Komarnicki noted his work on local projects such as Spectra Place. “ Yo u ’ v e b e e n i n volved in a number of projects that have raised Estevan into a category of its own in Saskatchewan,” he said. Both medal recipients said they were honoured to be recognized by their respective groups and pleased to have the medals presented to them by Komarnicki who they said has worked hard at the federal level to get funding for local projects.

City manager Jim Puffalt (left) and Mayor Roy Ludwig (right) were recently with their Diamond Jubilee Medals by Souris Moose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki.

Estevan RCMP warns of ongoing scams With a number of local residents becoming the target of scams, the Estevan RCMP has issued a warning to the public. In a recent press release, the RCMP noted they have noticed an increase in the number of scams where area residents have been a victim. The RCMP added there are a number of things people should be suspicious of when it comes to on-line transactions and sales such as a seller who is not in the same location as the item and cannot be contacted by telephone. Other things to watch for include: • An item that is already packed for shipping, cannot be photographed or the VIN number cannot be obtained; • An item where the purchaser only has to pay shipping costs until they are in receipt of the item; • An item where the shipping is already arranged and the seller is asked to provide their information to the seller’s

agent or shipper via a link provided by the seller; • a seller who will only accept payment via money transfer services such as Money Gram, Money Mart or Western Union. When selling, the RCMP cautions that people should be suspicious of anyone who gives you a counterfeit cheque or

money order greater than the selling price and then asks the seller to deposit the cheque and wire the money back to them. In these cases it has been reported the cheque will be returned to the seller as counterfeit and charged back to their account. It is also recommended that people check with the Canadian Anti-Fraud

Centre. Lastly people should always remember if the deal sounds too good to be true it most likely is. Estevan RCMP are also investigating the recent theft of fuel from a

service rig just outside of Benson. Approximately 300 litres of fuel was taken from the location. They are also reminding companies and the general public to secure

their fuel and other property to prevent future thefts. If anyone has information on this incident, they are asked to contact Estevan RCMP or Crimestoppers.

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Police board introduces new members The Estevan Board of Police Commissioners welcomed its two new installations at their Feb. 12 meeting at City Hall. Lyle Yanish and Carmella Mack both sat in on their first meeting as the two new community members on the board. Yanish is an Estevan native and a salesman at McComb Automotive. He said when speak-

ing with friends, they told him he should step forward and see what sitting on the

board would be like. He said he just wanted to help the city be a better place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole new learning experience for me, something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never done before. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s branching out more or less to find my niche,â&#x20AC;? said Yanish. With the Feb. 12 meeting acting as a bit of an initiation for the newcomers, Yanish said it was nice to sit down and get a good look

at what he will be a part of. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize the ins and outs of everything. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on the outside you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see what goes on, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a neat thing to learn,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of an information overload, but it looks promising to what is going to be up and coming.â&#x20AC;? Yanish said sitting on the board is something anyone can volunteer to

do, and said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a valuable experience for anyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;None of the stuff gets done if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t volunteer.â&#x20AC;? He wants to get a good look at how the police service is run in the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody always says theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never doing anything, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not in there and hearing the things, then I guess you

donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. The worst thing is nobody ever asks. Then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never learn.â&#x20AC;? He is now receiving e-mails about the Estevan Police Service goings-on and he is becoming more aware of how busy the police are in the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know half the stuff,â&#x20AC;? Yanish said about what goes on in the city. Mack was unavailable for comment.

Case argued for tax evasion of $100k Following a trial last fall, both sides in a case of alleged tax evasion made their arguments on Monday. The federal Crown alleges that Jerry McCaw evaded paying $114,924 in taxes between 2004 and 2008. He was charged as both an individual and as the director of the corporation Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oilfield Construction. When McCaw changed his status from employee to subcontractor he allegedly evaded $99,607 in federal income tax. There is a difference between the personal and corporate amounts, the Crown noted, because in 2007 McCaw demonstrated a loss and claimed no income for that year. He was then allowed to apply the loss to his 2004 and

2005 income tax returns and obtain a refund for taxes paid in those years, but that money only applies to his personal amount. McCaw began the afternoon proceedings in Estevan provincial court with a message presiding Judge Karl Bazin didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fully understand. When he asked McCaw to clarify, the accused requested he bring someone into the court with authority who understands him. Bazin warned McCaw about citing him with contempt if he continued. After a brief adjournment, the Crown carried on with its argument. In 2004 and 2005, McCaw filed T-1 forms showing regular employment income with Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oilfield Construction. In 2006, the T-1 he filed showed he re-

ceived only $20,000 of income from Jakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oilfield, which was significantly less than in previous years, said the Crown. That only included the months from January to March. In 2007, his T-1 showed an $84,000 loss and no income. That loss he carried back to obtain refunds in 2004 and 2005, while in 2008, he filed a T-1 return showing an income of one dollar. The returns were filed from H&R Block, and the Crown noted the accountants filed those tax forms under the specific direction of McCaw. The Crown said one accountant testified, â&#x20AC;&#x153;he would have advised McCaw that the amount he received from the corporation was income to him and therefore should have been claimed on the return.â&#x20AC;?

The Crown said further that McCaw gave instructions to other accountants on how to file his papers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(One woman) testified that she specifically asked McCaw if he was claiming amounts as income on his T-1 return, and he indicated he did not have to,â&#x20AC;? said the Crown. The Crown said McCaw was receiving income from 2004 to 2008 and took steps to hide it. For the 2006 taxation year, evidence showed that McCaw received $284,484 in income. The Crown noted that since the McCaw was charged, he has filed a notice of assessment and is seeking further refunds from the CRA. In 2006, McCaw received $100,000 in the form of a credit in a share-

holder loan account, added the Crown. On April 2, 2007 he cashed a cheque and deposited that money. He received $139, 410 in 2007 and in 2008, he received $124,150 in income, said the Crown. The position McCaw has taken in his defence has been ruled against many times by courts across the country, added the Crown. She pointed to one case that sums up the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position of the naturalperson theory that McCaw espouses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only does it not bear any legal logic, but it also fails to accord with common sense. It is a failed attempt at word magic and has no validity,â&#x20AC;? the Crown said. McCaw said he agreed with natural person findings and that his name

is just a title and is not a man. McCaw added that he wished to see the contracts between himself and the CRA worker, along with contracts between himself and the head of the CRA, and the CRA worker and the owner of the CRA. Bazin told him no contracts were filed into evidence and probably donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist then he has no right to be an informant and bring it up in court,â&#x20AC;? said McCaw regarding any testimony the CRA worker may have provided during the trial. McCaw added if the contracts donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist, or canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be presented in court, he would ask for a dismissal of the charges against him. Bazin took that into consideration and reserved his decision until April 22.

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Woodlawn launches logo contest The Woodlawn Regional Park is turning to the public at large to help them create a new logo. The contest, which kicked off on Monday, asks people to submit their ideas, with the winner earning a prize package valued at $1,200. Along with having their design featured at the park, the first place finisher will receive a new bike from JLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bike & Skate, a $250 gift certificate at XSIV, a $250 gift certificate at Audio Video Unlimted along with one week free camping, seasonal

park pass and Woodlawn merchandise. There will also be prizes for second and third place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodlawn has been an integral part of the community for over 50 years now and while the park has transformed over the years, its branding has not,â&#x20AC;? said park manager Nathan Puffalt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t simply be a new logo, it will be the centrepiece for years to come which will help remind the community what Woodlawn and the rest of the southeast overcame by working together. Best of all it will be

the design of someone in the community who will always be able to look back and say thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my logo.â&#x20AC;? The logo must represent Woodlawn and Boundary Dam, have the letters â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodlawn Regional Park,â&#x20AC;? have an appealing colour scheme and finally be unique and creative. The new logo will be unveiled at the joint grand reOpening of Woodlawn Regional Park and the TS&M Estevan Woodlawn Golf Course, which is scheduled for June 1 at Woodlawn Regional Park. The event

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will showcase the park, golf course and the Woodlawn Athletic Park with bands, fireworks and activities for all ages to ring in summer. In line with the recent signage audit completed by the Estevan Chamber of Commerce for the City of Estevan, Woodlawn will upgrade all of its signs to facilitate easier navigation by the community and tourists. All ages are welcome to send designs to manager@ woodlawnregionalpark.com or drop it off at the RM of Estevan Office, 322 4th Street. The deadline is March 31.

A good plan key for safety on the farm With Canadian Agricultural Safety Week just around the corner, a number of groups are asking farmers to plan for safety. In March the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada are reminding farmers to get with the plan Ag Safety Week is an annual public education campaign focusing on the importance of practising safe agriculture. In 2013, organizers want to inspire farmers to develop their own written health and safety plans by hearing about the struggles, and successes of other Canadian farmers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about connecting the dots. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even just about managing business risks or becoming a preferred employer, although those are all great benefits of safety planning,â&#x20AC;? said Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about making a commitment to safety. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for farmers to hear from other producers that have faced injuries, or achieved success with their own safety planning, because producers can learn from one another and motivate each other in the process.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a farmer myself, I can vouch for the importance of on-farm safety. It makes good business sense, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a responsibility we have to ourselves, our families and employees. We encourage all farmers to develop a safety plan and to take advantage of the resources available through CASA, including the FarmSafe Forums,â&#x20AC;? said CFA president Ron Bonnett. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With an industry thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even more need to ensure safety in our business practices,â&#x20AC;? said Remi Lemoine, vice-president and COO at FCC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re committed to helping

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Chamber election to begin in March Voting to fill the four open positions on the Estevan Chamber of Commerce board of directors will begin in March. The chamber received a great deal of interest, with six people seeking the four positions. The nominees and their place of employment are: Karen Anderson, BMO; Rodney Beatty, Fastenal; Lynn Chipley, Century 21 Border Real Estate Services; Josh

LeBlanc, Better Homes and Gardens Signature Service; Lori Naka, Spectra Financial and Catherine Welta-Eagles, TD Canada Trust. On March 4 the chamber will send out a username and password to each member, providing them the opportunity to vote for up to four candidates via the electronic voting system Election Buddy. Members will be able

to vote only once with a voting deadline of March 8 at 4 p.m. For those who are not able to vote online, the chamber will have a polling station at its office from March 4 to 8. If any chamber member does not receive an e-mail with instructions on voting on March 4 and wish to vote, they are asked to call the chamber at 6342828 or e-mail admin@ estevanchamber.ca.

Phishing scams underway in Sask. erate in Saskatchewan. The message was directed to a consumer at her business e-mail address on Feb. 18. The message encourages respondents to send resumes and CV’s to supportdenis@trustgroup.biz and is signed by a Denis Ryan of “Trust Group.” Anyone receiving this unsolicited e-mail should delete it as the BBB has not been able to identify or locate any legitimate business operation of this name operating in Saskatchewan, and the scam is intended only to obtain your personal infor-

The Better Business Bureau has received copies of two unrelated emails from Saskatchewan residents. The first is an unsolicited job offer from an organization with an e-mail identifier recorded as “transairway.eu” intended to get recipients to mistakenly identify with legitimate business names like TransAir in the UK, Airtrans Airways, a legitimate airline service based in the United States and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, or Air Transat which does op-

mation for identify theft or other illicit activities. The second phishing scam uses the Canada Revenue Agency brand, also unsolicited, was received by a local Saskatchewan based business. The scam is timely as it is tax season in Canada. The message purports to be coming from the CRA with a sender’s email address recorded as refund@cra-arq.ca, and a listed office address confirmed as a Service Canada location in Toronto. The e-mail contained the signature of a “Barbara Haebert”

supposedly representing Canada Revenue Agency. In this instance the business was advised that it was eligible for a tax refund, and fortunately the business owner was aware that CRA does not operate in this manner. The message contained a “click here” link encouraging recipients to follow a link to provide details to receive a timely automatic deposit of their funds. The link will likely result in immediately downloaded malware or spyware intended to harvest personal, financial,

and password information to be used in other scam activity. Saskatchewan residents are reminded that the CRA will not grant you a refund unless you have filed your tax return. In addition CRA typically corresponds in writing through the regular mail service. The BBB is alerting the media in an effort to encourage broader communications with readership, viewers and listeners in an effort to build consumer and business awareness about frauds and scams in the marketplace. Please

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A14 February 27, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Sask. Catholics interested in Pope decision By Nathan Frank University of Regina Journalism School Newswire Service Roman Catholics in Saskatchewan and around the world will be spending Lent contemplating who will be the future pope, after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Feb. 11 from his post as leader of the largest religious sect in the world. Benedict, 85, surprised

even those close to him in the Vatican when he decided to resign because he no longer feels he has the strength to fulfil his duties, due to his advanced age. Benedict is the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down nearly 600 years ago in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among those pushing for the papacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really takes a fair bit of humility to surrender

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what is a position of wonderful power - to say maybe there is someone else that will do a better job as he becomes diminished and is not able to carry on,â&#x20AC;? said Vicar Rev. Lorne Crozon, of Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina. Father Jose Periyilkatte of Little Flower Parish in Regina agrees that it was wise for Benedict to step down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe coming popes will follow the same path, when they cannot carry out their duties they will resign,â&#x20AC;? he said. The resignation leaves the Catholic Church at a crossroads, with the new pope having a strong impact on the future of the church. Periyilkatte sees the new pope stepping into a challenging position, espe-

cially regarding the topics of gay marriage and ordination of women. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pope Benedict was too conservative, always holding onto the traditions. The times are changing,â&#x20AC;? he said. Based more on tradition than theology, Crozon says all the church can do is talk about these controversial issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There has always been an intellectual tradition in the church where we feel we should be able to talk about those kinds of things. But, unfortunately, I am not altogether sure we can do more than talk right now from the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective,â&#x20AC;? said Crozon who spent a number of years in Estevan at St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Baptist Church. Among the reported

leading candidates for the papacy are Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, 68, and two African cardinals, Peter Turkson, 64, from Ghana and Francis Arinze, 80, of Nigeria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At this point there is only speculation of who the next pope will be and really, I am far enough from that situation that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who the front runners are,â&#x20AC;? Crozon said. He sees Africa, Asia and Latin America as places of growth for the church and thinks â&#x20AC;&#x153;an African would serve the church very well,â&#x20AC;? but he isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure if the church is ready for an African pope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an enormous step to move from white dominated, western European individuals to someone who would be from a considered

Third-World or developing country. But I think, certainly, when you see the growth in Africa, and the strength of the church in Latin America, it would be an obvious choice.â&#x20AC;? Crozon sees Africa as a mosaic of cultures and societies and would bring a new perspective to the church. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have places in Africa where you are dealing with people from animist traditions, and Muslim traditions and other religious denominations and there would be a real sense of what it means to be church.â&#x20AC;? The conclave of about 120 Cardinals is expected to gather in the Sistine Chapel in mid-March to begin voting for the next pope, with an announcement expected before Easter.

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February 27, 2013 A15

Art camps introduce kids to various media Keeping the creative juices flowing and exercising their imaginations, a number of students enjoyed the art camps held in Estevan during the February break. Spread out between the Nicholson Centre and the art project room, 56 children took part in a threeday art camp from Feb. 19 to 21. Linda Gudmundson was in charge of the event, organized by the Estevan Arts Council for the fifth year, which so far has been their largest. Organizers set up four age categories between six and 13 for the stations and each of those was run by

an instructor and a teenage helper. There was a new slate of lessons each day as the participants moved from one station to the next after completing their task. “In the morning we did all arts and crafts, sculpture, acrylic painting, there was some beading and some silk screening, which was new,” said Gudmundson. The mornings were set aside for arts and crafts, but afterward each student had lunch provided by Spectra Place before heading to the pool for an afternoon swim. “The kids were great. They’re well behaved. They just love doing art, and they can’t wait to go swimming,”

said Gudmundson. “They have a full enthusiasm for this, so it goes really well. All of us parents are looking for something for them to do that is healthy and active during their break. This is perfect. They get two hours everyday in the pool, plus they get to be creative all morning.” The art camps have become popular getaways for young people in Estevan since they started, and interest in the program continues to grow. “It’s high in demand, and we try to accept as many kids as we can,” noted Gudmundson. “The Estevan Arts Council largely

funds it, along with a City of Estevan grant as well.” With a greater number of participants this time around, it made for a bit more of a challenge in organizing all the students and keeping everyone on task, said Gudmundson. “Once we get a handle on it, it’s fine. You have to run some pretty strict rules though.” Nothing has yet been confirmed, but she said the arts council may also organize a similar camp during the Easter break. Gudmundson said that camp is dependent on how many instructors they can get to fill the needed roles.

Instructor Astrid Phillips gets some of the students prepared for one of the art stations during the Estevan Arts Council’s art camps during the school break last week.

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A16 February 27, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Domestic disturbances require police attention The Estevan Police Service was called on to handle a number of domestic disturbances over the weekend. Sunday night the EPS received a call regarding a domestic violence complaint in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s north end. The matter is still under investigation. A second domestic violence call came after an

incident in the central part of Estevan. Officers were able to diffuse the situation and no charges were laid. The EPS also responded to an accident Sunday on Kensington Avenue after a vehicle made a left hand turn in front of a southbound vehicle which led to a collision. No injuries were reported, but the vehicles did suffer extensive damage and

had to be towed away. Saturday brought another accident to the attention of police. One vehicle had to be towed from the accident which occurred on the 400 block of King Street. On Friday, officers answered another domestic violence complaint in central Estevan and were again able to resolve the matter. Earlier in the week offi-

cers were alerted to the theft of fuel from a city gas station. The incident remains under investigation. Two men were arrested after they were found to be in possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. Over 20 grams of the drug were taken from the men who were aged 29 and 32. They are scheduled to be in court on March 25.

During Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day shift, officers were called to a residence in northeast Estevan to deal with another domestic dispute. After investigation, a 25-year-old male was arrested for mischief after the window in a vehicle was broken. He is due in court March 1. A report of vandalism to a vehicle in the parking lot of a north Estevan school

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was received and remains under investigation. The vehicle suffered minimal damage. Officers also conducted a number of traffic stops which led to Traffic Safety Act charges such as operating an unregistered vehicle and disobeying a red light. The public is reminded to anticipate and obey all traffic signals.


February 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY

SOUNDING OFF â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole new season, right? Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reset to zero and regardless of whether weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at home or on the road, if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going make it, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to learn to play on the road anyway.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bruins head coach Keith Cassidy on losing home ice for the survivor series against Kindersley.

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Bruins locked into fifth place in south Loss to Weyburn Saturday ends bid for home ice As long as the CanElson Drilling Estevan Bruins could avoid one outcome, the race for home ice in the Sherwood Conference survivor series would go down to last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final games. But a 4-3 road loss to the Weyburn Red Wings on Saturday, combined with the Kindersley Klippersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 3-2 shootout win over the Nipawin Hawks, clinched fourth place for the Klippers. The Bruins had defeated Weyburn 3-2 at Spectra Place on Friday. The Klippers-Bruins series begins on Saturday and Sunday with the first two games in Kindersley. It swings back to Spectra Place on March 5 and, if necessary, March 6, for Game 3 and Game 4, and, if necessary, Game 5 will go March 7 in Kindersley. All games begin at 7:30 p.m., except for Game 2 on Sunday, which starts at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, on Saturday in Weyburn, the Wings took a 4-1 lead early in the third period and the Bruins couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make up the deficit. Josh Lees opened the scoring for the Red Wings at 5:25 at the first, but Leighton McLachlan re-

plied barely two minutes later to tie the game. Ryan Ostertag then gave Weyburn a 2-1 lead with a goal at 11:29. Austin Roesslein netted the only goal of the second period for Weyburn at the 14:55 mark. The Wings took a stranglehold on the game early in the third, when Thomas Carleton scored at 2:21 to make it 4-1. Estevan did make a comeback bid, with Tanner Froese scoring their second goal midway through the period. Cole Olson got them within a goal six minutes later, but it was not enough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously it was (Weyburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) last game of the year and they want to come out and do their best. Their 20-year-olds are going to be motivated. I still think we had good jump in that game,â&#x20AC;? said Bruins head coach Keith Cassidy. Backup goalie Tyler Ross, who rejoined the Bruins on Friday after spending some time with them in 2011-12, started the game. He had not played any high-level hockey this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tell you heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to have a couple of them back, but he also made some incredible

Estevan Bruins right winger Dylan Smith tries to lift the puck over Weyburn Red Wings goalie J.P. Boucher during Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-2 win over the Wings. Smith did not score on the play. saves. On balance, I think he did pretty well for his first game back,â&#x20AC;? Cassidy said. Defenceman Tyler Kauk and forwards Hudson Morrison, Darcy DeRoose and Brett Dumaine all sat out on Saturday. On Friday, Tyler Paslawski scored the gamewinner at 2:23 of the third. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That line had a great night. They just cycled the puck, wore the D down and took it to the front

of the net and they were rewarded with a good, hard-working goal,â&#x20AC;? said Cassidy. Weyburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ty McLean scored the only goal of the first period at 13:26 on a power play, and Ostertag put the Wings ahead 2-0 less than two minutes into the second. Wyatt Garagan got the Bruins on the board four minutes into the frame, roofing a shot over goalie J.P. Boucher on a break-

away after taking a stretch pass from Nick Egan. Dylan Smith tied the game at the 14:22 mark, putting in a rebound on a power play. With the Bruins not getting home-ice advantage against the Klippers, Cassidy said his team needs to hit the reset button and not worry about playing on the road. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole new season, right? Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reset to zero and regardless

of whether weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at home or on the road, if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going make it, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to learn to play on the road anyway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our keys is getting off to a quick start. Our recordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty good when we get on the board first,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can be fast in our own end, we generally have success. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be harping on that. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had better success lately putting the puck in the net (too).â&#x20AC;?

Apex Bruins end regular season on high note All the Estevan Apex Bruins can do now is wait to see who their first-round opponent will be. The midget AA team wrapped up the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League regular season on the weekend, dumping the Prairie Storm 6-2 in White City on Friday, and tying the Regina Capitals 2-2 in Regina on Sunday. The Bruins (17-10-7) sat in a three-way tie for fifth pending other results on Sunday, with a chance to finish anywhere from fifth to seventh place. Estevan is tied with Swift Current (17-9-7) and Weyburn (18-9-5). Swift Current has one game left, against the second-place Notre Dame bantam Hounds. The result of Weyburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against the Regina Wild on Sunday was not available at press time. Their last game was to be played last night against last-place Lumsden. If all three teams remain tied, the Apex Bruins will take fifth place based on the first tiebreaker, which is total points earned among games against the other tied teams. In that case, they would play Moose Jaw (20-10-4) If Weyburn defeats Lumsden and Swift Current loses to the bantam Hounds, which appears to be the most likely scenario, the Bruins will finish sixth based on having the better record

head-to-head against Swift Current. In this situation, the Bruins would play the Regina Flames (21-9-4). In game action, the Bruins got goals from Jolan Lingelbach and Jason Hengen on Sunday to earn a draw against the Capitals. Regina scored first, with Brayden Larkin staking them to an early lead less than 13 minutes in. Lingelbach would tie it for the Bruins with 28 seconds left in the period. But the Capitals took back the lead in the second period, courtesy of a Joshua Taylor goal at 8:22. The hosts held onto the lead until late in the third period, when Hengen scored a clutch goal with 1:19 remaining to give the Bruins a point and a chance at finishing higher in the standings. Steven Henderson, Tyson Price and Tanner Jeannot each had one assist for the Bruins. On Friday, meanwhile, the Bruins erased a one-goal deficit in the second period with five unanswered goals against the Storm. Kyle Salaway scored the lone goal of the opening frame, coming five minutes into the game. Garrett Schmidt tied the game for the Storm at 6:13 of the second, and Lucas Nagel put the hosts on top only 81 seconds later. But the Bruinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; special

teams roared into overdrive in engineering a comeback. At 8:40, barely a minute after the Storm took the lead, Kaelan Holt scored a shorthanded goal to even the game 2-2. The Bruins got another shorthanded marker only 10 seconds later from Tanner Jeannot to take the lead. Lingelbach added a power play tally at 14:37 to close out the scoring for the second period and put Estevan on top 4-2. Marc Shaw extended the lead to three goals at 3:20 of the third, and Preston Hutt scored barely three minutes later on a penalty shot.

Apex Bruins forward Kyle Salaway positions himself in front of the net during a recent game. (File Photo)

Just Watch Me Peewee AA Bruins forward Cole Fonstad attempts to get around Weyburn defenceman Luke Arndt during a 3-2 loss on Monday at Spectra Place. See story on B3.


B2 February 27, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Plethora of locals to fight in HK 31 card Hard Knocks 31 will feature more local fighters than ever before. The Hard Knocks Fighting Championship card, set for Saturday at Spectra Place, will see nine Estevan fighters enter the octagon, five of them for the first time. Of the eight, only Felix Jimenez, Greg Alberts, Josh Heinz and Mike Geib have fought for Hard Knocks before. Jimenez (2-2) and Geib (0-3) have each fought several times at home, while Alberts (1-0) and Heinz (10) both won their debuts in Prince Albert last July. The other locals taking part are Eric Gedak, Jordan Jones, Mike Keating, Tyler Traub and Travis Heibert. There are 17 fights listed on the card, although that may drop to 15, as two fighters are without opponents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have guys from Estevan and Saskatchewan on the card. I think what happens when Hard Knocks comes into a city is we develop the sport of MMA in that city. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing,â&#x20AC;? said Hard Knocks owner Ari Taub. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Jimenez) is going to have his fifth fight. I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a different Felix. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see the experience he has, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come into the cage and be more

relaxed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise to me that there are more Estevan guys on the card.â&#x20AC;? Jimenez, looking for his third straight win, will take on Leeroy Johnson (2-0) of London, Ont., in a heavyweight bout. Geib will face Jones in the only all-Estevan fight, while Alberts faces Danny Mayham of The Pas, Heinz fights former Estevan Bruin Lee Ruff of Brandon, Heibert goes up against Zachary Atkinson of Winnipeg, Traub takes on Jordy Correia of Thompson, Keating faces Ryan Moore of Biggar, and Gedak squares off with Jimbo McLeod of Stanley Mission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a lot of the other guys, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the example of Hard Knocks driving development of the sport. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all training and getting more experience. If you talk to the fans in Calgary, they go, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been coming for four years, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen these guys for four years and you see the difference in the quality of the fights,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Taub said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The exact same thing is going to happen in Estevan â&#x20AC;Ś the actual events are like carrots for the fighters, like a yardstick.â&#x20AC;? Devon Smith (5-1) makes his return to Estevan, nine months after defeating local fighter Derek Daku at Hard Knocks 24 in June in a heavyweight title fight.

Smith, from La Ronge, has slimmed down and will be fighting Kevin Legasse (3-1) of Medicine Hat for the 205-pound belt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Devonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great fighter for Hard Knocks and the Estevan guys have not seen him at 205, only at heavyweight. He looked good at 205 in Prince Albert and I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only going to get better,â&#x20AC;? said Taub. The co-main event will feature another title fight, with Winnipegâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s David Swanson (3-1) facing Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Chapman (4-1) at 155 pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Estevan guys have seen Swanson. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a red-haired guy with red shorts. Chapman has fought for us in other cities and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a couple of pretty big knockouts,â&#x20AC;? said Taub.

Both Felix Jimenez, left, and Devon Smith are back to fight at Hard Knocks 31 at Spectra Place on Saturday. (File Photo)

TS&M Bruins fall to Pat Blues The Estevan TS&M Bruins were in for a stiff challenge, and it proved to be too much for them. The bantam AA squad was swept out of the first round of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League playoffs by the first-place Regina Pat Blues. Regina defeated Estevan 6-1 on Friday in the Queen City, and blanked them 4-0 at the Civic Au-

ditorium on Sunday to win the best-of-three series. The Pat Blues posted a 22-4-1 record in the regular season, with the Bruins finishing eighth at 9-15-3. The Bruins now drop down to the consolation playoffs. Their opponents in the first round had not been determined at press time. On Friday, the Pat Blues took a 3-0 lead after

two periods and buried three more in the third to put the game away. Keelan Saworski opened the scoring 55 seconds in, and Chaseton Sare made it 2-0 at 8:21. Sare also scored the only goal of the second period, coming at the 2:37 mark. The Pat Blues quickly made sure the game was out of reach in the third, with

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Bantam A Bruins lose three of four It was a tough week for the Estevan Century 21 Bruins, as the bantam A team lost three of its four games. The Bruins (14-7-2) began the week on Jan. 19 by losing 1-0 to the Regina Penguins. The gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only goal was scored on a twoman advantage, courtesy of Nolen Mitchell in the first period. The Bruins then played three games in three days on the weekend. On Friday, they defeated Indian Head 9-6 at the Civic Auditorium. Estevan took a 5-2 lead after the first period, but the visitors didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away. Indian Head scored first on a Mathew Summers goal at 2:11. The Bruins struck back with two goals in a span of 1:32, courtesy of Hunter Piche and Kyle Hertes. Indian Head tied it up only 35 seconds after Hertesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal, thanks to a tally by Evan Sebastian. Cole Fonstad, who was playing as an affiliated player, scored twice less

than three minutes apart to put the Bruins back on top, and Brady Long made it 5-2 with 8:25 to play. Mitchell Summers scored twice in the first half of the second period to get Indian Head within a goal, but Fonstad scored again with three minutes left in the period to put the Bruins on top 6-4 after two. Fonstad scored his fourth of the night six minutes into the third, and Colein Poole added a goal 34 seconds later to give the Bruins a comfortable fourgoal lead. Sebastian found the back of the net for Indian Head eight minutes in, but Prestin Bergen countered for Estevan at 10:39 to make it 9-5. Mitchell Summers completed a hat trick 72 seconds later to close out the scoring. On Saturday, the Bruins visited the Regina Ducks and went down to defeat 5-2. The Ducks got all the scoring they would need in

the first period, taking a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes. Jimmy Smith drew first blood five minutes in. Cody Ross made it 2-0 at 12:46, and Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second of the game came five minutes later. The Bruins made a comeback attempt early in the second period with two power play goals. Preston Brodziak got them on the board at the 4:40 mark, and Long scored less than three minutes later, at 7:19. But the Ducks got those goals back before the end of the buzzer. Tyler Groff put the hosts ahead 4-2 at the 13-minute mark on a power play, and Austin Faubert added another tally less than four minutes later. There was no scoring in the third period. On Sunday, a late comeback bid fell short as the Bruins lost 5-4 to the Regina Blues at Spectra Place. Poole scored first for the Bruins at 4:34 of the

Bantam A Bruins forward Colein Poole tries to get around a Regina Blues player during the Bluesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5-4 on on Sunday. opening period. Jacob Elik tied it for the Blues seven minutes later, and Hamza Bare gave them the lead with 18 seconds left in the period. The Blues picked up where they left off in the second, with three goals in the first six minutes. Elikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second of the game came 61 seconds in, and Luis Howell put the Blues up 4-1 at 4:21. Owen Nowlan added to the lead 59 seconds later.

Peewee AAs fail to capitalize on chances The Estevan Sherritt Coal Bruins had several golden opportunities to score in the third period, but gave up the game-winner instead in a 3-2 loss to the Weyburn Youngfellows on Monday at Spectra Place. The peewee AA Bruins dominated the first 10 minutes of the third before Weyburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kade Eger scored his second of the game at 10:19 on a shot from point blank range. The game began well for the Bruins though, as they took a 2-0 lead after the first period.

Ryder Pierson tapped in a rebound at 6:32 to get them on the board. Less than four minutes later, at 10:19, Hayden Cutler finished off a cross-slot feed from Cole Fonstad on a power play. Weyburn fought back in the second period, beginning with Egerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal at the 5:39 mark on a scramble in front of the net. Adam Herold tied the game three minutes later, at 8:51, on a similar play. In the third, the Bruins came out flying and swarmed the offensive zone,

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would have jumped into third place in the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League with a win on Monday, but instead they finish in fifth place. That pits them against the fourth-place Swift Current Broncos in the first round of the playoffs. Dates for the series had not been determined as of press time.

Despite being down 5-1, the Bruins made a concerted push to get back in the game. Bergen scored at 7:29, barely two minutes after the Nowlan goal, and he added

another at 17:12 to make it 5-3 after 40 minutes. Hunter Piche drew the Bruins within a goal at 11:06 of the third, but that was as close as they would get.

Whitfield hits milestone Alameda native Trent Whitfield hit a major milestone recently. The 35-year-old Providence Bruins centre suited up for his 1,000th career professional game on Feb. 12, when the AHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bruins played the Manchester Monarchs. Whitfield marked the occasion with a shootout goal in a 5-4 win. Of Whitfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,000 pro games, 194 came in the NHL with the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Boston

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SJHL announces five major award winners The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced five of its major award winners on Friday, with the other still to come. Melville Millionaires goalie Alex Wakaluk was named most valuable player, while teammate Ian

McNulty took home the player of the year award. Flin Flon Bombers rearguard Josh Roach received the defenceman of the year honour, and teammate Brett Boehm was named rookie of the year. Humboldt Broncos netminder Matt Hrynkiw

was crowned goaltender of the year. Wakaluk, 19, backstopped the Mils to a second-place finish and appeared in 46 of 54 games. The Bellevue, Alta., native posted a 2.32 goalsagainst average, third in the league among goalies

Fighting for Funds Grade 3 students Jesse Toombs, left, and Chaise Alexander will perform a jiu jitsu demonstration at Hard Knocks 31 on Saturday to help raise money for a new play structure at Pleasantdale School, as the existing one will be torn down in June. Toombs and Alexander have been training in the youth jiu jitsu program at Estevan Combat Sports and Fitness. At Hard Knocks 16 in Oct. 2011, a table auction was held and Independent Pump donated $6,500 to the program.

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point, finishing eighth in league scoring and blowing away the competition from other defencemen, with 13 goals and 54 points for the thirdplace Bombers entering last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final game. Boehm, meanwhile, came to the Bombers with plenty of fanfare after leading the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League in scoring. The

18-year-old Martensville product piled up 24 goals and 51 points entering last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season finale against Melfort. The leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach of the year has yet to be announced. The finalists are H u m b o l d t â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dean Brockman, Yorktonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trent Cassan, Nipawinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doug Johnson, Notre Dameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kevin White and Battlefordsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kevin Hasselberg. The award is voted on by league media. In other SJHL news, Bob Beatty stepped down as head coach and general manager of the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Monday to join the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League. Beatty spent nine years with the Wolves and led them to back-to-back SJHL titles in 2010 and 2011.

Sharks send teams to Regina tournament The Estevan Sharks water polo club sent three teams to Regina on the Feb. 16 weekend for Provincial League finals. The Sharksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bantam boys played as part of a combined Estevan-Weyburn team and took home the gold medal, defeating Regina 8-6 in the final. The Sharksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bantam girls played a hard-fought final against Regina, losing 4-3 in overtime to take silver. The atom Sharks also earned silver, losing 9-6 to Regina in their final.

The Estevan Sharksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; atom water polo team earned silver at the Provincial League finals in Regina on the Feb. 16 weekend. Back row, left to right: Mona Hack, Joelle Burlock (coaches). Front row: Logan Marshall, Taeghen Hack, Emily Marshall, Alia Burlock. (Submitted Photo)

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Bruins must start fresh against Klippers â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedom begins between the ears,â&#x20AC;? American author Edward Abbey once said. (I know, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lame to begin anything with a quote, but it was just perfect.) The Estevan Bruins have had a regular season to forget. Instead of locking down a top three spot in the Sherwood Conference, as they were expected to, they struggled out of the gate, settled into fifth place and stayed there.

They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a single player in the top 20 in SJHL scoring, and only Cole Olson finished in the top 40 (pending last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finale against Notre Dame). They lost four of their six games against the Kindersley Klippers, including all three in Kindersley. That venue, which has not given Estevan a win all season, must now yield at least one, maybe two, in a five-game series.

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out All of this might matter, or maybe it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about what happens between the ears. The Bruins must forget the regular season,

forget the struggles against the Klippers. They must approach the post-season as a blank slate, a brand-new opportunity to prove them-

selves. To prove that they are the team that went 8-8-2 after bringing back Dylan Smith, not the team that posted a 12-21-2 record before that. That theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the team that rolled four solid lines the last two weeks, not the one that finished eighth in the SJHL in goals. That theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the team that dumped Kindersley 6-3 at home, not the one that lost 6-1 in Kindersley. Most of all, the Bru-

ins have to put their road woes out of their mind. The Klippers have homeice advantage. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no getting around it. Estevan must grind out a split in Kindersley to give themselves a shot. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bottom line. Contact Josh Lewis at 634-2654 (oops, SaskTel says 306-634-2654) or sports@estevanmercury. ca. Just give Paul MacLean the Jack Adams Trophy already.

Junior midget Bruins tie, lose on the road The Estevan Blue Rock junior midget Bruins managed one point from their two weekend road games. The midget team, which is comprised of 15-year-olds, tied the Regina Capitals in a highscoring affair on Saturday and lost 2-1 to the Regina Wild on Sunday. On Saturday, the Bruins led 4-2 after the first period, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hang on for the win. Ryan Smith got Estevan on the board at 4:45, and Dayton Westerman made it 2-0 only 2:19 later. Bailey Lonsberry put the Bruins on top by three at the nine-minute mark. The Capitals countered quickly though, with

Tanner Russell scoring at 10:32 and Ryan Uhrich making it 3-2 at 14:10. Brandon Hutt scored 38 seconds before the buzzer to give the Bruins a two-goal lead at the intermission. However, it was all Capitals in the second period, as they scored three times to take the lead after 40 minutes. Cole Beingessner scored at 5:27, and Uhrichâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second of the game came only 55 seconds later to tie the game. Brandon Masonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal at 16:42 put the Capitals on top. Cole Piche drew the Bruins even at 3:27 of the third, and Lonsberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second goal at 12:35 put them

Chargers win opener The Estevan Chargersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; provincial team won the opener of their second-round female bantam A series on Sunday. The Chargers, who are comprised of players from the Estevan Power Dodge Chargers and the Estevan Dayman Trucking Bulldogs, edged the Regina Riot 3-2. Kailey McLellan, Megan LeBlanc and Hannah Battersby scored for the Chargers. Game 2 of the two-game, total goal series is Sunday in Regina, with the series winner playing either Swift Current or Saskatoon.

back on top. The 6-5 score held until late in the third, when Beingessner scored again with 1:28 remaining to tie the game. On Sunday, meanwhile, the Wild got goals from Brett Wendel and Mitchell Braddock to take a 2-0 lead after two periods. The Bruinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone goal was too little, too late, coming from Kyle Seipp with 1:55 left in regulation. The Bruins were set to visit Weyburn for games on Monday and Tuesday, before returning home this Saturday for their final regular season game against the Regina Wild. Puck drop is 2 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium.

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The Estevan atom AA Bruins won the Emerald Division championship game at the Squirt International Hockey Tournament in Fargo, N.D., on the weekend. The Bruins posted a 4-1 record. (Submitted Photo)

Atom AAs go 4-1 in Fargo The Estevan Gem Well Bruins won their division at the Squirt International Hockey Tournament in Fargo, N.D., on the weekend. The atom AA team posted a 3-1 record in the round-robin before win-

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Report says baby boomers need to focus on fitness Canadian baby boomers have big aspirations for their golden years, but their current lifestyle choices could keep them from making these dreams a reality. The Heart and Stroke Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 report on the health of Canadians titled Reality Check warns that without immediate action, baby boomers may spend their last years in sickness, disability and immobility. Although Canadians are living longer, according to Statistics Canada, on average, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 10-year gap between how long we live, and how long we live in health. This gap is mainly due to heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions. A new Heart and Stroke Foundation poll found that while almost 80 per cent of Canadian boomers think their doctors would rate them as healthy, their selfreported lifestyle choices show otherwise. A huge majority of boomers reported not eating enough vegetables and fruit (85 per cent), more than 40 per cent are not getting enough physical activity each week, one in five (21 per cent) smoke, and one in 10 (11 per cent) are heavy drinkers. While the large majority of boomers said they feel stressed at least sometimes, almost 30 per cent flag they are often or always stressed. Despite these lifestyle habits, more than a quarter of Canadian baby boomers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel concerned about how healthy they will be later in life. And a shocking three-quarters (74 per cent) donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that they can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 80 per cent with lifestyle modifications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lifestyle choices that Canadian boomers are making directly contribute to living the last 10 years of their lives in sickness. This should cause boomers a lot of concern,â&#x20AC;? said Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson Dr. Beth Abramson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good news is that if lifestyle changes are made now, many Canadians can considerably reduce the effects of heart disease and stroke. It is possible for us to take charge of our heart health, reduce hospitalizations and immobility, significantly improving the quality of our lives.â&#x20AC;? Brian Campkin knows first-hand what it feels like to have a close call. Six years ago, at the age of 46, after feeling terrible shortness of breath on the tennis court, Campkin was diagnosed with blocked arteries and underwent life-saving triple bypass surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was stopped in my tracks. Literally. I had to face the fact that I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t healthy - and that was a shock, but it really shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been,â&#x20AC;? said Campkin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take care of myself and I was a slave to some of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s common stressors. I put everything else in my life before my health. I actually set myself on a path to sickness.â&#x20AC;? Since then, Campkin has made it his mission to turn his life around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken control of my health and made a lot of healthy choices like changing my diet, so I can have the quality life I want in the future. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost 20 pounds and feel better than ever,â&#x20AC;? he added. Big plans, little action Canadian boomers are planning full lives for their later years. The survey showed 61 per cent feel the qual-

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advantage of life and make health hast, Canadians need to take action - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their time to decide if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll grow old with vitality, or get old with disease.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a lot of cases this is a personal journey for Canadians, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also bigger than that,â&#x20AC;? said Sculthorpe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Heart and Stroke Foundation will to continue to work with governments and health organizations to ensure that as a country, we enable access to healthy food, healthy activities and informed healthy decisions.â&#x20AC;? Nine in 10 Canadians already have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke and nearly four in 10 have three or more risk factors. Approximately 1.3 million Canadians are currently living with the effects of heart disease, and 315,000 are living with the effects of stroke, including increased hospitalization and decreased mobility. In fact, heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of hospitalization in Canada, resulting in 1,000 hospital visits each day. Lifestyle changes to make health last The Heart and Stroke Foundation is launching make health last to help motivate and support Canadians to live the lives they want in their later years. Tips and tools on how to make health last can be found at

makehealthlast.ca. According to the foundation, Canadians have the power to make health last and shrink the 10-year gap between how long they live and how long they live with health by addressing five controllable behaviours that can affect heart disease and stroke risk: physical inactivity, smoking, stress, poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption. By making lifestyle changes in these areas, Canadians can change their future and gain health and quality of life in their later years. â&#x20AC;˘ Physical inactivity results in nearly four years of quality life lost Everything counts, even gardening, housework or dancing with your kids or grandkids, getting off the bus or subway a stop early, taking the stairs. The recommended amount is 150 minutes of moderate- tovigorous-intensity physical activity per week, and it can take place in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Moderate intensity activities include brisk walking or bike riding. Vigorous intensity may mean jogging or cross-country skiing. â&#x20AC;˘ Eating a poor diet equals nearly three years of quality life lost By following the recommendations in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide you can be sure that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet your daily requirements for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, which will reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Here are healthy rating recommendations. Keep a food diary, eat out less, eat smaller portions, eat more vegetables and fruit, cut back on sugarsweetened drinks. â&#x20AC;˘ Excessive stress can cost nearly two years or more of quality life Identify the source of your stress and what is bothering you. Share your feelings, talk to friends, family or professionals. Be physically active, take time for yourself and take breaks to get away from it all. Laugh more and try relaxation techniques. Check out the Heart and Stroke Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brochure Coping with Stress. â&#x20AC;˘ Quitting smoking can add two and a half more years of quality life Within one year of quitting, the risk of dying from smoking-related heart disease is cut in half; within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half, and after 15 years, the risk of dying will be nearly that of a non-smoker. Tips to quit include considering why you smoke, list your reasons to quit, put more time between your cigarettes, set a quit date, designate smoke-free areas or seek help from your physician. Supportive resources can be found on the Heart and Stroke Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. â&#x20AC;˘ Excessive drinking costs Canadians two years of quality life If you drink alcohol, limit yourself to no more than two drinks a day, to a weekly maximum of 10 for women, or three drinks a day, to a weekly maximum of 15 for men. If you drink excessively consider your triggers, alternate alcoholic drinks with water or juice, monitor intake, sip drinks and switch to non-alcoholic drinks. Click here for information about alcohol consumption guidelines.

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Native storyteller Norma Jean Byrd spoke at the Estevan Public Library Saturday.

Byrd speaks to local audience Estevan residents were given the opportunity to learn a little more about First Nations culture Saturday. Aboriginal storyteller Norma Jean Byrd spoke before an audience of roughly 20 people at the Estevan Public Library. Byrd, who is the elder in residence for the Regina Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle School Divi-

sion, touched on a number of topics during her time in the City. In an interview with The Mercury, Byrd said she spends much of her winter speaking to audiences about native legends and history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just only in the winter I tell them because traditionally, it was just storytelling and legends

during the winter months from December 21 to March 21 so I am just about done,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these legends are special stories because they are either entertainment or instructional or moral. We also have sacred legends and no one tells those sacred legends because they are sort of private; they are

family owned and passed down from generation to generation.â&#x20AC;? Byrd said her grandfather, who lived to be 101, was the storyteller for her family and provided a wonderful role model for her and passed down tales about his experiential journey through life and family lore. She enjoys the opportunity to pass down

those stories and others to people of all backgrounds and hopes they come away with a better understanding of Aboriginal culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping that they will have some knowledge and understanding of First Nations, MĂŠtis and Inuit people,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell various stories and usually they are either about things to be and I tell a

lot of legends from different kinds of nations. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it sound like we are the only people on this earth. One of the things that we have to be is encompassing of every person and culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Nations people knew that we were going to have a lot of newcomers come before they were even here.â&#x20AC;?

Coffieman, Jesse Peters to perform in Estevan The 2013 entertainment lineup for Estevan is continuing to take shape. It was announced recently that African dancer Coffieman will be performing in the city in late March. As well, Jesse Peters will be in the Energy City March 17 for a performance at the Estevan Comprehensive School. Part of the Koncerts for Kids series, Coffiemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s African basic dance includes movements and songs all originating from Accra, Ghana, West Africa and other areas of Africa. Movements are based on Mother Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s root traditional ethnic backgrounds. Dances include: root traditional, spiritual, fire and rain, warrior, festive and various creative dances. Every dance has its own unique story. Coffieman will be at Westview School on March 21. Peters is an artist with a diverse musical background who began performing while still in high school. His newest recording, Face Time, is described as jazz-edged soul, embracing a vocal driven mix of original and

standard tunes filled with energy, innovation, scope, and range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From an ethereal falsetto that captures the fragility and depth of vocal colour to energetic romps that are tributes to Ray Charles and the King of Pop himself, Jesse has crafted a set of tunes that beg to be listened to,â&#x20AC;? said the accompanying press release. OSAC annually presents over 300 live community and school performances, attended by a total audience of approximately 75,000. This is possible because of a dedicated network of volunteers committed to making culture an integral part of Saskatchewan community life, and vital funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries, Saskatchewan Arts Board, and Canadian Heritage. Saskatchewan Lotteries benefits more than 12,000 sport, culture, and recreation organizations around the province. Each year 600,000 people participate in programs and from activities initiated by these organizations, over $1 billion of economic activity is generated, and 23,000 jobs are sustained.

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Estevan Mercury

Do you remember? TEN YEARS AGO: It was announced that Justin Giesbrecht, a viceprincipal and dedicated physics instructor at the Estevan Comprehensive School, had been singled out as one of six provincial winners of an Inspiring Teaching Award. Common traits among the winners named in the seventh annual selection process included compassion and humanity. Giesbrecht was nominated for the award by former ECS student Meighan Mantei, who was now in her fourth year of studies in social work at the University of Regina. In his annual report presented to city council on Feb. 24, librarian Greg Salmers said 2002 Estevan Public Library statistics showed that more and more people were coming into the facility. Compared to the previous year, he noted use of public computers had increased 19 per cent with people visiting them 10,054

times, and the number of customers arriving at the service counter increased six per cent, with 17,459 transactions taking place. The Estevan Upton Atom A Bruins quest for an undefeated season came up one game short. The Bruins were attempting to finish the South Saskatchewan Minor Hockey League regular season schedule with no losses - and did so until their final game on Feb. 23 when they played host to the Swift Current Broncos. Unfortunately they Broncos decided to play the role of spoiler and snuck away with a 5-4 win. The loss meant the Bruins finished the season with a 16-1-2 record, which was good enough for first place in the five-team league. After 13 years of serving local charities, the Estevan Bingo Palace closed its doors for the final time on Feb. 28. June Gervais, who had been manager/supervisor there for the past 12 years, said the writing had

been on the wall for some time as attendance numbers had steadily dwindled since video lottery terminals had been set up in the city, and it was just a matter of deciding when to pull the plug. Austin Clarke, winner of the 2002 Giller Prize for Literature, was in Estevan on Feb. 19 as part of a Canada Council tour of Western Canada. He entertained a number of people at the Estevan Public Library as he told them stories about growing up in Barbados, and also reading from his award-winning work, The Polish Hoe. TWENTY YEARS AGO: About 35 people gathered to stage a demonstration in front of MP Len Gustafsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Estevan office on Feb. 24. They were expressing their displeasure with the proposed changes to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Unemployment Insurance Act, known as Bill C-105. A spokesman for the group, who identified

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THIRTY YEARS AGO: Using the proceeds from its newspapers, the Estevan Knights of Columbus purchased a sewing machine they donated to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home this past week. Just two weeks previous, the Knights had donated a coloured television set to St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, as well as eight chairs to Creighton Lodge. Gary Burch, assistant to the president of Saskatch-

ewan Govermment Insurance, announced that SGI would be closing its motor vehicles division office in four locations in the province at the end of March. Estevanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, which had two full-time employees and one part-time employee was among those slated for closure as SGI said it would be cheaper to contract an issuer than to maintain an office of its own in the city. It was announced that both Estevan and Carnduff were to benefit from the Canada/Saskatchewan job creation program. Approval was given to Woodlawn Regional Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application to employ two people for 20 weeks to do a comprehensive and extensive program of improvement to clear and remove dead trees, cut and stock wood, and provide firewood to campsites for summer usage. The Carnduff Recreation Board would also receive funding for two people for 26 weeks. They would be undertaking facility repairs at the arena, curling rink, swimming pool and community theatre, as well as making improvements at the ball diamonds and golf course.

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St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Care Auxiliary met on Feb. 18 with 19 members in attendance. President Audrey Loustel called the session to order and secretary Eva Hagel read the minutes of the December meeting. An invitation to the United Way Estevan annual meeting was received,

and it was decided that Audrey Loustel and Eva Hagel would represent the auxiliary at the supper meeting on March 27 at the Days Inn. Darla Wilhelm gave the treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report, and gift shop manager Ginger Anderson gave her report. She thanked Betty Baniulis for getting two associate members from North Portal to look after the canteen on Wednesdays and Fridays. In the absence of Sharon Heinz, Ginger Anderson read the knitting and memorial report. Phoning and favours chair Marlene Haygarth made hearts for

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We will join our neighbours in celebrating WORLD DAY OF PRAYER at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church 1418 - 3rd Street March 1 - 2:00 p.m. More information about our communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service is available from: St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church Please join us! Everyone Welcome

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FOR SALE: John Deere 7800 Power Quad, MFWD, New rubber, 3 point hitch, 7600 hrs. - $49,000; John Deere 8430 4X4, 1300 hrs. on rebuilt motor, 8 new tires, PTO, Quad Range - $15,000; 1982 IHC 3 Ton Truck, 9 Litre diesel motor, B ox & h o i s t - $ 10 , 0 0 0 ; 19 9 5 Dodge Dually 3500, 2W Drive, Automatic, Cummins diesel - $6,000; 1954 GMC 1/2 Ton Pickup, runs well, no rust - $6,000; 7 - 51â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sak u n d i a k G ra i n Au g e r / M o to r $2,000; Crown Stone Picker, hydraulic drive - $2,500; 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Flexicoil Tine Harrows - $2,000; 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wilrich Field Cultivator, 5-plex - $2500. Phone 306-452-8520.

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LOTS & ACREAGES FOR SALE NO GST until Feb. 28, 2013 on titled lots for RV or cottage use at Prairie Lake Lodge, Lake of the Prairies, Russell, Man., Inquire early. Also for sale: 3 acre yearround lake front property with 2 cottages built in 02, sleeps 20, kitchen dining area, hall and bunk house total of 5,700 sq. ft. at Rossman Lake, Rossburn, Man., a bargain at $65 per sq. ft. including camping spots. Contact Gerald 204-773-0380 or e-mail: keating@escape.ca

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FARMS FOR SALE FARMLAND FOR SALE: NE 7-44-W2, Steelman, Sask. Submit offers to: Box 1481, Estevan, SK, S4A 2L7 or E-mail: bmetz@sasktel.net

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LAND WANTED WANTED: Farmland to cash rent North of Estevan or near Bienfait. Phone 421-0679.

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FARMLAND WANTED NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! We sold our farm to Freshwater Land Holding Co. Ltd. this spring and we were satisfied with the deal we were offered. They were very professional to deal with an upfront with the details of the land deal. We would recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their land. Ken & Penny Stevns

SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES Central - 62 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Central - 17 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East Central - 74 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South - 70 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South East - 22 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South West 58 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North - 6 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North West - 8 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East - 39 1/4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FARM AND PASTURE LAND AVAILABLE TO RENT

PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLOCKS OF LAND. LAND. PREMIUM PRICES PAID WITH QUICK QUICK PAYMENT. YMENT. RENT BACK AVAILABLE Call DOUG 306-955-2266 saskfarms@shaw.ca www.CaFarmland.com

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Butcher Supplies, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOGUE. 1-800-353-7864 or E-mail: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com Butcher Supplies, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOGUE. 1-800-353-7864 or E-mail: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com DISCONNECTED PHONE? ChoiceTel Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call C h o i c e Te l To d ay ! 1- 8 8 8 - 3 3 3 1405. FOR SALE - To be Moved. Various sizes and styles of buildings available. For further information call 1-866-451-6395 / 1-403-2796395 or visit www.mccannsbldgmovers.com. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kontinuous Shokâ&#x20AC;? Chlorinator. Eliminates: Shock Chlorination; iron bacteria; smell; bacterial breeding in water wells. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. Visit our 29 inventions; www.1800bigiron.com. PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Re a c h ove r 5 5 0 , 0 0 0 re a d e rs weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306-649.1405 for details.

WANTED I WILL Trade you money for shed antlers. Any condition and any amount. Call Luke at 306-8634131.

AUCTIONS 1 HOME QTR & 18 Parcels of Farmland Davidson, Saskatchewan. Sorgaard Ranches Ltd 2290+/- title acres. 3 bedroom bungalow, 30 X 50 ft. garage, selling at the Saskatoon Auction March 19/13. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: 1-800-491-4494; rbauction.com.

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TRUCKS & VANS FOR SALE: 2006 Black Murano, 3.5L, V6. Excellent condition, 17 7, 0 0 0 k m , L e a t h e r h e a te d seats, good tires. $12,500. Phone 461-9595 or 306-634-6907.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits package. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License with air brakeendorsement.Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT Assistant Administrator - working towards or certified, experience preferred. Strong computer, communication, resourcefulness skills. Town of Lashburn 306-285-3533; townoflashburn@sasktel.net. Box 328, Lashburn, SK, S0M 1H0. Apply by March 15, 2013. NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hir ing for the upcoming tur naround season. Jour neyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer ; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. PARTS PERSON REQUIRED for a AG dealership. Experience an asset, but willing to train the right person. Health plan. Newer shop. In a full service community, 35 mins. from Saskatoon, SK. Salary based on experience. Fax resume to 306-237-4466. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electr icians for var ious sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE. SERVICE MANAGER required for a Massey Ferguson dealership, 35 mins. from Saskatoon, SK in a full service community with a K to 12 school. This position offers a health plan, competitive wages and a newer shop. Journeyman status not required. Mechanical aptitude as well as exceptional computer, people and organizational skills a necessity. Fax resume to: 306-237-4466; e-mail to: scott@camdonmotors.com Want to see the country? Semi Retired? We are looking for 1 ton and 3 ton O/O to transport RVs throughout N. America. 1-8008 6 7- 6 2 3 3 ; w w w. ro a d ex s e r v i c es.com

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2012 CHRYSLER CHARGER SXT loaded, red, 16,500 kms...........................$27,900 2012 HONDA CIVIC LX black, only 10,000 kms...........................................$19,900 2012 DODGE AVENGER SXT power roof, heated seats, black, 15,000 kms......SOLD 2011 CHEV IMPALA LT black......................................................................$14,700 2010 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING white, 35,500 kms...................................$18,900 2009 GS PURSUIT SE SEDAN auto, pr.roof, 56,850 kms .............................$12,700 2008 CHEV IMPALA LT grey, local trade,96,000 kms ....................................$10,900 2007 GRAND PRIX 3.8L V6, cloth, 130,000 kms ...........................................$8,990 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM white, 4 door, local trade, 98,000 kms ................$5,990

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2012 YUKON XL leather, DVD with dual screens, power roof, 30,900 kms .........$54,700 2012 CADILLAC SRX loaded, silver, AWD, 38,000 kms...................................$45,900 2012 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE silver, 4x4, 35,000 kms ..............................$33,100 2012 FORD EXPLORER AWD, 25,000 kms ..................................................$30,700 2012 JEEP LIBERTY NORTH EDITION 4x4, excellent cond., 32,900 kms ....$24,900 2012 JEEP COMPASS 4x4 silver, 24,000 kms.............................................$24,900 2011 CHEV TAHOE leather, DVD, nav, power roof, 10,700 kms .......................$47,900 2011 AVALANCHE LT rear air suspension, leather, 20â&#x20AC;? wheels, 25,000 kms .....$38,700 2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD, loaded, 44,700 kms .................................$35,500 2011 GMC 3/4 CREW LONG BOX 4x4 6.0L, white, 77,500 kms ..............SOLD 2011 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 4WD, white, 60,000 kms ...................................$24,700 2011 GMC REG CAB SHORT BOX 4x4, lifted, 23,500 kms .........................$22,900 2011 CHEV 1/2 CREW CAB 4x4 5.3L V8, 121,000 kms ............................SOLD 2011 CHEV 1/2 CREW 4x4 5.3L V8, 116,000 ...........................................SOLD 2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN blue, only 10,500 kms..............................SOLD 2010 AVALANCHE LT leather, power roof, 20â&#x20AC;? wheels, rear DVD, 90,000 kms ..$31,700 2010 FORD 1/2 CREW leather, sunroof, 4x4, nav, 86,000 kms ......................SOLD 2010 GMC 1/2 CREW CAB 4x4 white, 74,000 kms..................................SOLD 2009 CHEV EQUINOX SPORT AWD, leather, sunroof, 102,000 kms ..............$16,500 2009 GMC REG CAB black, 58,500 kms ......................................................$13,700 2009 CHEV TRAILBLAZER grey, 4x4, 148,000 kms .....................................$14,500 2008 DODGE 1 TON DRW 4x4 Cummings Crew, leather, 153,300 kms ........$27,700 2008 DODGE CREW CAB leather, sunroof, 4x4, 117,500 kms .......................$19,900 2008 CHEV AVALANCHE 4x4 black, 146,500 kms ......................................SOLD 2008 JEEP COMPASS AWD leather, 83,600 kms .........................................$18,900 2007 CHEV EQUINOX AWD leather, sunroof, 56,000 kms............................$16,900 2007 CHEV COLORADO EXT cab, 72,000 kms.............................................$11,400 2006 HONDA RIDGELINE leather, pr.roof, very clean, 141,300 kms ..............SOLD 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS AWD local trade, 168,000 kms .........................SOLD 1998 FORD EXT CAB 4x4 green .................................................................SOLD

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Darwin Todd Sovdi June 11, 1968 - February 4, 2013 Darwin Sovdi of Red Deer, Alta. passed away suddenly from an aneurysm on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the age of 44 years. Darwin was born in Estevan, Sask. on June 11, 1968 to his loving parents, Cliff and Shirley Sovdi. Darwin grew up in Estevan and as a teenager began his career in the oilfield. Through years of hard work and dedication, Darwin created a number of businesses which eventually led him and his family to Red Deer. One of his many accomplishments was the creation of his business Custom Fiberglass Contractors in Red Deer. Due to his dedication and hard work, Custom Fiberglass became and continues to be extremely successful. Darwin was passionate about the outdoors, and he enjoyed quading, camping, travelling, family gatherings, but especially loved riding his horses with his children. Darwin was a loving father who always took time to spend with his three children. His generosity was felt by all who knew him as he was constantly helping out family, friends and strangers, sharing his good fortune with a number of charities. Along with his parents, Darwin leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Michelle; son, Dylan; daughters, Jessica and Catherine; brother, Shawn (Stephanie); sister, Susan (James) Thompson; grandmother, Alta Peterman; nephews, Braden, Josh, Cody, Dustin, Deagan and Leland; nieces, Tairyn and Meadow, as well as numerous extended family and friends. Darwin was predeceased by his brother, Darren in 2012; grandparents, Marvel Sovdi, Clynard Nylin and Muriel Martel. Darwin always made people laugh with his jokes and pranks; we will miss his wonderful smile and crystal blue eyes. A prayer service was held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Eventide Funeral Chapel, Red Deer. A funeral service was held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the CrossRoads Church, Red Deer. A celebration of Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Living Hope Community Church, 100 King Street, Estevan, with Pastor Scott Harrison officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Memorial donations in Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Wild Pink Yonder, www.wildpinkyonder.com or to a charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You We, Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family would like to extend our sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness expressed during this difficult time. Thank you to all of you for the flowers, cards, food, phone calls, prayers, visits, kind words, donations and other gifts; they were greatly appreciated and meant so much. Thank you to Pastors Scott Harrison and Mike Hoffort for the service and special thanks Linda and Dennis Davenport and family members who organized and served the beautiful lunch. Finally, thank you to Hall Funeral Services for their care, assistance and professional service. Darwin will be forever loved and deeply missed, rest in peace Wrangler. And in the end, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the years in your life that count. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the life in your years. From our heart - Darwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Lead Me Home I have seen my last tomorrow, I am holding my last breath, Goodbye, sweet world of sorrow, My new life, begins with death. I am standing on the mountain, I can hear the angelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songs, I am reaching over Jordon, Take my hand, Lord lead me home. All my burdens, are behind me, I have prayed, my final prayer, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you cry, over my body, Cause that ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t me, lying there. No, I am standing on the mountain, I can hear the angelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songs, I am reaching over Jordon, Take my hand, Lord lead me home. I am standing (Lord, I am standing) on the mountain (on the mountain), I can hear (I can hear the angels songs) the angels songs, I am reaching over Jordon, (over Jordon) Take my hand, Lord lead me home.

Carol Barbara Bachand November 19, 1936 - February 17, 2013 Carol Bachand passed away at St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Estevan, Sask. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory will be forever cherished by her husband of 57 years, Douglas Bachand of Estevan; son, Bruce Douglas Bachand of Vancouver, B.C.; daughter, Marnie (Roger) Bragg of Vancouver; and grandchildren, Emily, Carmen and Logan. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Katherine Arnold. A memorial service for Carol was held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Those wishing to make donations in Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory may do so directly to STARS Air Ambulance (designate to Saskatchewan fund) or the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation, Estevan. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

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May 27, 1936 - February 17, 2013 Leatrice â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bunnyâ&#x20AC;? Stevens passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Estevan, Sask. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Bunny will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Diane Giles of Red Deer, Alta. and Paula Petterson of Estevan; and her nieces and nephews, Linda (Paul) Conrad of Red Deer, Kevin Valley of Edmonton, Alta., Brent Petterson of North Vancouver, B.C., Michelle Petterson of Medicine Hat, Alta., Darren Petterson of Estevan and Courtney (Travis) Gress of Estevan. She was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Magdalena Petterson; brother, Bob Petterson; nephew, Dale Petterson; and niece, Deborah Valley. At Bunnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will take place at the Estevan City Cemetery at a later date. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Bunnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Marjorie Geraldine (Gerrie) Kroeker (nĂŠe Chapman) Suddenly at Kitchener, Ontario on December 28, 2012, at the age of 75. Beloved wife of 52 years to the late Benjamin Kroeker (May 2012). Dear mother of Darcy (Jennifer) Coleman and Donna (Jack) Waterman. Gerrie will be missed by her grandchildren and her extended family. Loved sister of Don Chapman (Bev), Sharon Hultgren (Terry), Dianne Wagenhoffer (Nick), BJ Durston (Fred), and Bob Chapman (Sheri). Predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Alice Chapman; and her daughter, Bonnie. A memorial service in celebration of Gerrieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was held on January 2, 2013 at Trinity United Church, Kitchener.

Catherina â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;? Magdalene Metz July 21, 1928 - February 16, 2013 Catherina â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;? Metz passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home, Estevan, Sask. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Kay will be lovingly remembered by her children, Lorette Metz of Calgary, Alta., Barrie (Linda) Metz of Estevan and Robert Metz of Lampman, Sask.; sons-in-law, John (Marilyn) Scott of Frobisher, Sask. and Jack Louttit of Estevan; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hilda Zimmerman of Regina, Sask., as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Margaret Zimmerman; first husband, Joseph Matz; second husband, Earl Mozill; daughters, Frederica (Freddie) Louttit and Carole Scott; and brothers, Richard Zimmerman and Siegfred (Freddy) Zimmerman. A funeral service for Kay was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Cremation followed, and interment took place in a private family ceremony at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home, 1201 - 2nd Street, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0M1, in Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Elsie Marie Krzeminski July 27, 1918 - February 17, 2013 Elsie Marie Krzeminski passed away at the Lampman Community Health Centre, Lampman, Sask. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Elsie is survived by her children, Sharon (Denis) Kuntz of Macoun, Sask., Ed (Brenda) Krzeminski of Estevan, Sask. and Cindy (Gerry) Kallis of Estevan; grandchildren, Stacy (Vince) Martin, Shaun (Lisa) Kuntz, Carla (Sam) Peterson, Allan (Rhonda) Krzeminski, Barry (Tammy) Krzeminski, Jamie Kallis, Billy (Lindsey) Kallis and Chad Kallis; 18 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Hannah Stadniczuk; husband, Zygmunt Krzeminski; infant son, Barrie Krzeminski; great granddaughter, Tasia Kallis and brother, Harry Stadniczuk. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Estevan City Cemetery. Those so wishing may make donations to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home in Elsieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Published weekly by the Boundary Publishers Ltd., a subsidiary of Glacier Ventures International Corp. The Glacier group of companies collects personal information from our customers in the normal course of business transactions. We use that information to provide you with our products and services you request. On occasion we may contact you for purposes of research, surveys and other such matters. To provide you with better service we may share your personal information with our sister companies and also outside, selected third parties who perform work for us as suppliers, agents, service providers and information gatherers. Our subscription list may be provided to other organizations who have products and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to participate in such matters, please contact us at the following address: The Estevan Mercury, Box 730, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 2A6; or phone (306) 634-2654. For a complete statement of our privacy policy, please go to our Web site at: www. estevanmercury.ca The Estevan Mercury is owned and operated by Boundary Publishers Ltd., a subsidiary of Glacier Ventures International Corp.


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60 And over club notes Submitted by Shirley Graham Club Secretary God in His wisdom, made the fly - then forgot to tell us why! Did’ja know that a woman can’t put on eye makeup with her mouth closed? Just a reminder of the meeting on Thursday, March 7 at 12:30 p.m. There will be discussion regarding the St. Patrick’s breakfast hosted by our “men.” Please try to at-

tend. Winners of the bridge played on Wednesday, Feb. 20 were as follows: Al Fellner, first; Irma Lesiuk, second; and third, Helen Marriott. Once again, there was a very nice turnout for cribbage on Thursday - the new format is catching on. Edmund Schell took first with a very impressive score of 158; second went to Eric Parker, and coming third was Colin Renwick. Just for a change of pace, I want to give you

my recipe for “Elephant Stew.” Take one large elephant and cut it into bitesize pieces. This should take a couple of months. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then pour on the gravy. Cook slowly at 350° for about two weeks. This should feed about 3,500 people, but if you are expecting more, add one rabbit. Only do this if necessary, because most people don’t like to find a “hare” in their stew! Have a good day.

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Trinity Tower happenings By Peggy Bolton Trinity Tower Correspondent Hello from Trinity Towerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hi-Risers. Once again we have had a great week here. We did not appreciate the icy highways followed by the deep-freeze weather, but hey, this is Saskatchewan, still the best place in the world to live. Our soups and sandwich luncheon was a success and we raised $423 for Telemiracle. Bingo is played here once a month and all proceeds from this activity are donated to Telemiracle and the United Way. The residents donate the prizes. Carol Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son David from Alberta visited her for a few days. Jen and Gord Kvammen have returned home

after a short holiday in the United States. Olive Firth had her daughter, Donna Campbell from Yorkton, visit her on the long weekend. They enjoyed watching Donnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son compete in the high school curling. Deanne Green and son Josh from Regina visited on the weekend with the Boltons. Those with birthdays this week are Judy Crandall, Feb. 24 and Audrey Bod, March 1. Happy birthday to you both! We are happy to have Audrey Bod back after a hospital stay. We wish Laurence Leptich a short stay in the hospital. Get well soon. We extend our sympathy to Julie Carriere on the death of her son-in-law from Benson.

I would like to introduce you to our manager, Dianne Bod. She not only manages and cleans, but she is a friend to all of us. Our lounge and entrance are always beautifully decorated. On special occasions like Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, etc., Dianne gives us a party, cooks for it and serves us. We have a barbecue in the summer and she cooks us a big meal for Christmas. She has her hubby do the KP duty. I could go on and on about this fine woman, but it would take pages. Dianne writes: I was born and raised in Meadow Lake, Sask. I moved to Estevan in September 1989

to work at Trinity Tower as the live-in manager and caretaker. I married Luverne Bod in May 1990. I have two children and two stepdaughters, and together we have 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. I have worked at various hospitals in the province in the housekeeping department (for 15 years) and also was the custodian for a rural school (K-12) at Clavet, Sask. for three years. I enjoy crafts and ceramics, cooking and helping others. This job has had its challenges but many rewards as well. I will continue to work as long as my health holds out. Til next week, God bless and keep smiling.

Thursday, February 28: â&#x20AC;¢ Farmer Appreciation Dinner - Presentation of Farm Family of the Year Award - Days Inn Plaza - CockS EVENT tails: 5:30 p.m.; Supper: 6:30 p.m. Entertainment by Comedian - Tom Liske. Sponsored by Estevan Chamber of Commercer, Estevan Exhibition Association & City of Estevan. Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2: â&#x20AC;¢ St. John the Baptist Parish presents - Solomon - The Musical - St. John the Baptist Parish - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2: â&#x20AC;¢ Estevan Relay for Life Launch - Estevan Shoppers Mall - Complimentary Beef-on-a-bun Lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Launch Kickoff - 1 p.m. â&#x20AC;¢ Hard Knocks 31 - Spectra Place - 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5: â&#x20AC;¢ CanElson Estevan Bruins vs. Kindersley Klippers (Sherwood Conference Survivor Series Playoff Game) - Spectra Place - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: â&#x20AC;¢ Playoff Hockey - (Game only if necessary in best-of-five Sherwood Conference Survivor Series) - CanElson Estevan Bruins vs. Kindersley Klippers - Spectra Place - 7:30 p.m.

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Sask. Chamber exploring business barriers What are the biggest barriers to doing business in the province? The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has tackled the subject and released a report on 2013â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 10 barriers to competitiveness. The provincial chamber has joined with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and other provincial chambers of commerce, to create the list. The top 10 barriers to competitiveness is an initiative the Canadian chamber network undertook last year to identify and draw attention to the barriers that are holding back Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress and to urge all levels of government to act more swiftly in increasing our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to compete in the global market. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Among the top 10 issues are some that very

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workers and ensure its EI program is not a disincentive to work. Inadequate public infrastructure planning Government commitments to infrastructure have been intermittent and the criteria changeable, making private sector investment difficult and expensive. Mobilizing private investment to finance public goals is essential for infrastructure development. Tax complexity and structure Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax system over-relies on income and profit taxes, the most economically-damaging forms of taxation. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tax system is also overly complex and, as a result, imposes unnecessary and significant compliance and administration costs on businesses and consumers. Canada must

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Careers Counter/Warehouse Person required immediately for local Electrical Distributor We offer top wages and a benefit package. Forward resumes to: Mail: Box 1518, Estevan, Sk S4A 2L7 Fax: 306-634-8028 Email: gerry.pakish@sonepardis.ca

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Portrait Photography Participants in this class will have the opportunity to learn basic portrait techniques including the demonstration of using existing light, modifiers (reflectors) and some simple hardware store lights. Equipment will be supplied. WHEN: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 (2 weeks) TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm COST: $20/person (participants may provide their own camera) INSTRUCTOR: Brian Wright Call Karly @ 634-7644 to register!

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP Photo Canvases Participants in this class will use a variety of media and materials to create a personalized canvas. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own photos, letters, postcards or other materials for use in the class. WHEN: Tuesday, March 12 TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 pm COST: $15/person (materials included) INSTRUCTOR: Starr Mercer Call Karly @ 634-7644 to register!

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Building OfďŹ cial The City of Estevan is searching for a talented Building OfďŹ cial who wants to grow with the organization and community while supporting a customer ďŹ rst approach. Duties include; 1. Administers and enforces respective Provincial and/or Federal building codes and regulations, Municipal Bylaws [Building/ Zoning] and regulations pertaining to building and property. 2. Reviews Applications and processes Building, Moving, Demolition and Sign Permits. 3. Schedules and performs various on-site inspections. 4. Researches & Assists in preparation of bylaws, policies, plans and processes relating to building regulation, property maintenance & inspections. 5. Responds to requests for information, investigates complaints and/or bylaw infractions. Issues orders for corrective action. 6. Logs, records, maintains, and reports pertinent information and data. 7. Assists the public, contractors and associate staff members with Business Division records, bylaws, policies and procedures. EDUCATION as required The City of Estevan offers a competitive salary, and excellent beneďŹ t package. Applicants must submit a resume, proof of qualiďŹ cations and/or completed application forms and may be tested for appropriate skills. An interview may be conducted with applicants who qualify in skill, ability and qualiďŹ cations. Send Applications to:

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Please help keep our sidewalks safe so all citizens can enjoy a safe walk passage Bylaw 89-1294 The occupier of property in the City of Estevan shall remove any snow, ice or other obstruction from the public sidewalk adjacent to such property within twenty-four (24) hours of the time such snow, ice or other obstruction appears on such public sidewalk.

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B20 February 27, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Midale community happenings By Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent Midale and Area Rec Board will be holding their M.O.R.E. 2000 Auction on Saturday, April 6. Supper will be at 6 p.m., with the auction action to start right after. This is the biggest fundraiser for the Midale Civic Centre that houses the curling rink and the hockey rink, Harry O’ Memorial Arena. The auction is held to raise money to help with the everyday

operating costs and upkeep on the buildings. Letters are going out this week to ask businesses and individuals to donate items that can be used as silent auction items or live auction items. Any cash donations made will be used towards the purchase of the dutch auction package. If you would like to make a donation for the auction, please call Catrina Moldenhauer. The Midale Oilmen’s Association’s 25th annual bonspiel this past weekend was a huge success! The

dutch auction brought in a lot of funds that are used to provide scholarships, the reading program in the school, supplies needed for the minor hockey teams, skating club supplies, etc. Team Kerr, consisting of Trevor Kerr, Charlene Kerr, Jasmine Kerr and Jade Kerr won the A-side final, Team Goodwater #2 won the Bside, led by Kevin Wanner, Dale Schmidt, Travis Mryglod and Tyler G., and the C-side was won by Team C&D Electric, consisting of Charla Moore, Darren

Moore, Brenda Waddell and Bill Jordan. On the morning of March 6, the Grades 9 and 10 science classes will be having a Science Fair at the school to which the public is invited to come in and view the projects. The Science Fair will be used to determine which projects will be chosen to attend the Regional Science Fair in Carnduff on March 21. The Midale Mustangs are playing against Oxbow in the first round of their playoffs in the Big Six

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Hockey League. Midale lost game one here 3 - 2, won in Oxbow 3 -2 and played in Midale again on Monday, Feb. 25 (results unavailable). They return to Oxbow on Wednesday for game 4 and will be back here on Thursday, Feb. 28 if necessary. They lost against Lumsden in the second round of provincial playoffs. They won the first game by a score of 6 - 1, lost the second game in Lumsden by a score of 4 -1 and lost again by a 6-3 on Sunday, Feb. 24.

The schedule is changing all the time and some of these games have been scheduled on short notice. To keep track of what is happening go to the Big Six Hockey League page or check the Midale Rink/ Harry O’ Memorial Arena page on Facebook. The Midale Skating Club will be having their annual year-end carnival on Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! Have a great week Midale and area!

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