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Students from the Estevan Comprehensive School lead the march against bullying which took place last Wednesday in the city’s downtown core.

Fighting bullies with a pink march It was a sea of pink that took to Estevan’s downtown, marching in waves against bullies in all areas of our lives. Pink Shirt Day was marked April 4 with students and community members, of between 800 and 1,000 by organizer’s estimates, wearing pink T-shirts in an effort to take a stand against bullying in schools and the workplace. Pink Shirt Day started after a high school student was teased for wearing pink. Shortly afterward, two other students handed out pink

shirts to others in keep that awareorder to show their ness going. It isn’t support for the vicsomething that just timized student. happens on one day According to where we all wear Shannon Culy, a pink. It’s something school counsellor we always need to with the Holy Famkeep on the forefront. ily Catholic School We need to be reDivision and orgaspectful. We need nizer of the event, it’s to stand up, and we can’t sit back anyan issue that should more.” get the attention it Students from deserves. both elementary and “ I t h i n k i t ’s secondary schools atsomething that kids tended the march that talk about, need to talk about,” Culy A number of students brought signs began at the courthouse. said. “We need to to the march last Wednesday.

“Days like this are important to have because bullying is obviously something that is happening in our schools,” said Brayden Gervais, a Grade 11 ECS student, adding, “so I think it’s important to spread this good message to kids and help eliminate bullying in our schools.” Gervais also spoke about the Challenge Day that the high school brought in for the Grade 9 students last month. It was a threeday program that dealt directly with bullying and the idea of respect among ⇢ A2

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With their funding source cut off on March 31, the process of winding down the business of the Saskatchewan Southeast Enterprise Region (SSEER) will begin on the evening of April 17 with a membership meeting in the Stoughton Legion Hall. “The board can’t wind it down, it has to be done through a membership vote,” said SSEER chairman Tim Schroh of Estevan. When the provincial budget came down a couple of weeks ago, it contained the news that the still fledging Enterprise Saskatchewan experiment was ending, at least from a provincial partnership perspective, the result of which would probably be a death knell for all or

most of the 16 regional enterprise operations throughout the province. The $250,000 that had been assigned to the southeast sector represented pretty well all of the funding for the local regional operations, said Schroh, so he figured the membership will probably see the need to dissolve their operations once they get together. “We’ll talk about the processes we can use to do that. There’s a little bit left in the bank so we can have a reasonable wind down, but we can’t carry on, at least not in the current form,” Schroh added. The chairman said the members will need to discuss the dispersal of the physical assets such as office furniture and equipment as well as

the intellectual properties that had been gathered in the form of business surveys and economic development information which could be of benefit to other agencies. Whether the April 17 meeting will provide the impetus for the formation of another regional economic development model is anybody’s guess, Schroh said. “But SSEER will have to end.” SSEER’s executive director Edie Spagrud will probably attend the meeting to provide information regarding operational questions the members and directors might have. It is expected that the wind- down in the southeast could take two to three months to complete and that will have to include a final audit

and storage arrangements for the records and the cancellation of any long-standing contracts SSEER might have regarding equipment or building leases. Schroh said most of the SSEER board and members have been involved in related organizations in the past such as Community Futures, regional economic development committees and chambers of commerce so he expected there would be some discussion as to what the next steps might entail in terms of keeping development in southeast Saskatchewan on the front burner, especially since there has been unprecedented business and population growth in the region during the past few years.

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No inquest date yet There is still no date set for a possible inquest into the Dec. 19-20, 2011 death of Bradley Stephen Stadey, formerly of Thunder Bay, who died while in custody at the Estevan Police Service. A provincial Chief Coroner’s office spokesman told The Mercury this past week that officials are still waiting for a report from the independent observer, Larry Peters of Moose Jaw, who became part of the investigative team that was established following Stadey’s death sometime during the night of Dec. 19 or early morning hours of Dec. 20 while he was being held in police cells following a disturbance in a labour camp on the outskirts of the city. The Regina Police Service was asked to carry

Bradley Stephen Stadey out the investigation into the incidents surrounding Stadey’s death and Sergeant Caroline Houston was assigned as lead investigator. The Chief Coroner’s office spokesman said they are also awaiting final toxicology reports from the provincial laboratory and following the filing of these two final reports, a decision regarding the potential date for an inquest will be made.

The Pause That Refreshes Firefighter Mike Hannan doused his head with some water and took a brief break from beating down the valley edge grass fire near Cundall Drive Wednesday afternoon.

Burton Cummings to perform in Estevan One of Canada’s first international rock stars will be making his way to Estevan in June. The City of Estevan announced Tuesday that Burton Cummings has been signed to play at Spectra Place June 15. Tickets for the concert are $75 and $50. The Winnipeg native came to prominence in 1965 when he took over as lead singer of the Guess Who. Along with Randy Bachman, Cummings was responsible for writing a

number of the bands biggest hits such as American Woman and These Eyes. After the Guess Who dissolved in the ‘70s, Cummings went on to a successful solo career and continued to pump out hits such as Stand Tall and Break it to Them Gently. More than 47 years since he first made it big, Cummings is still going strong. He enjoyed a career resurgence in 2005 after reuniting with Bachman to form Bachman Cummings.

The duo released three albums and were also one of the country’s most sought after live acts. Cummings has remained active since Bachman Cummings. This summer he will hit the road for the In Your Backyard Tour which includes stops throughout North America. Along with his musical accolades, Cummings was awarded an honourary doctorate at Brandon University and is a member of the Order of Manitoba and Order of Canada. Cummings has also been inducted into Western Canadian Music Awards Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Guess Who and also holds the distinction of being inducted into

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subsequent years as a program that all their Grade 9 students go through when entering the school. Gervais said there is bullying that happens at ECS, but added that he feels the school is taking steps to address it and that it may be changing attitudes already. “I think it’s been a lot better. I think the high school is doing an excellent job with programs like Challenge Day and

this bullying march to help stomp out bullying. There’s still bullying, but I think it’s beginning to subside.” George Barker, community outreach co-ordinator for the Red Cross, said that in speaking to some of the students who were there, the message of what Pink Shirt Day is had gotten across. “Our goals are accomplished when we (educate) and people are

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fully aware, and put it into practise.” He said students had told him they have seen a bit of a change already happening in their schools. Culy was pleased with how the march unfolded and hopes that it will continue on a regular basis. “It went fantastic. It was great to see all the kids out here, and it was great to see all the pink.” The organizers, through the Red Cross and Holy Family Catholic School Division, had been working to get everything organized since last fall, but the last few weeks were when the finer details came together. “It really started to come together in the last few weeks. We had kids distribute posters downtown and get final invitations out,” said Culy. See www.estevanmercury.ca for video coverage of the event.

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The upside to early intervention is becoming obvious by Norm Park of The Mercury In educational circles, it’s a trailblazing adventure in identifying need and then delivering the product to accommodate that need. Sandi Klatt and her tiny crew of consultants may not identify themselves as pioneers, but in many respects they are exactly that, as they take the calculated steps forward with an absorbing early childhood intervention program (ECIP), the first of its kind in Saskatchewan. When the provincial Ministry of Education got together with the South East Cornerstone Public School Division to establish the project, the ideas began flowing and a strategic master plan evolved. That plan attracted the immediate attention of Klatt, an Estevan-based educator/administrator who felt her background in early education programming and administration would fit in nicely with what was being planned. Apparently the education partners felt the same, and Klatt, with her background in prekindergarten administration in Estevan schools as well as in special education and a principalship, soon found herself in the leadership position, directing a team of three veteran educators with solid backgrounds in early education. The project focuses on youngsters from birth to age five who might be at risk in the educational system for one reason or another. ECIP is designed to ease them into their pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes with as little transitional pain as possible, thanks to the early detection of any emerging problem and professional intervention that will assist the children and their families as the child advances to the school system’s traditional entrance date. Klatt informed the Cornerstone trustees during a March presentation that early intervention boosts the youngster ’s cognitive skills as well as physical and emotional development to the point where a transition is made, in many cases, almost seamlessly into a traditional kindergarten setting. To do this requires a network that begins with Klatt’s team, along with co-operative parents and support from other agencies such as social services and health regions.

The Cornerstone project is being funded through a separate section in the Education Ministry and it has been assured of stable funding. “Intervention in this form identifies developmental delays early on and saves money over time,” said Klatt. The other obvious benefit is that there will be distinctly lower failure rates. Youngsters who may be at risk are referred to the program in a variety of ways, including the parents themselves as well as educational consultants, social and health professionals and so on. “We had 21 new referrals as of March and 14 were added to the caseload, making it 35 in total so far,” said Klatt. The ECIP consultants go into the homes to work with the child and family making it an inclusive intervention of play while the child learns. Klatt told The Mercury that only one family had rejected the intervention offer and the others had enthusiastically embraced it, knowing what the upside could be. With eight pre-kindergarten programs now included in six of the Cornerstone school facilities, the ECIP project dovetails nicely with what they are offering. “I’m very pleased to see early learning is a priority in our school division,” said Kathie Betnar who moved into the program as a consultant almost immediately after retiring as a kindergarten teacher. Her retirement didn’t last that long and now she’s fully engaged in this new adventure in education. The program in southeast Saskatchewan started in September of 2011. It provides the home and centre-based services with the consultants (three in Cornerstone) building trusting relationships with families as they mutually identify the goals they want and need to achieve for a strong transition into a kindergarten program. “Children who are involved with ECIPs are usually delayed in reaching age-appropriate developmental milestones such as walking, talking, eating, manoeuvring, playing or socially interacting with others,” said Klatt. They might be youngsters born with a condition or diagnosis that makes it more difficult for them to develop at a typical rate. So that’s where the consultants jump in and do their educational magic

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Social and motor skills are just a few areas that are covered with the ECIP program. bit by bit. They visit the home twice a month, support the parents in establishing goals, provide educational materials and information for the parents which will help the parent teach their child. There are networks provided that can link parents to other parents if desired or to other professionals and there is, of course, the assistance provided when the transition is made into a pre-kindergarten or other suitable program. The assistance doesn’t stop there, though. There is community awareness for other professionals, community involvement, observations to make and record, and continuing strategies to plot that will be tailored to each child’s needs. “There is no cookiecutter situation in this world,” said Klatt with a big smile. The referrals in the southeast have come from a variety of sources including social services, public health professionals and assessment clinics as well as from the schools themselves. Although she’s not obsessed with the economic side of the register, Klatt said that early statistical information indicates that $1 spent now on intervention will save about $8 later when developmental problems would have to be attacked with a child at a much more advanced age. There are proposals already being formulated for more programming in this sector, said Klatt. Because the program is new to many, Klatt said “making sure that people know who to contact is still one of our big challenges. We still see some youngsters coming into kindergarten who haven’t got the readiness skills.” That means the consultants are on the road a lot, identifying the needs,

reacting to requests and providing assessments while working on programs for each of the 35 children who are already in the program. They also check on the new referrals. “Right now we don’t really know where the caseloads will peak or how many can be handled. If some students need help but not total intervention, we can refer them to other programs in the system such as those offered by the Family Centre in Estevan,” said Klatt. Marc Casavant, director of education for Cornerstone, the southeast school division that includes 8,100 students in 38 facilities scattered throughout a huge geographical region, said he and other administrators were proud of the work being done within this mandate. “It’s the first one, so everyone is watching. Early results are promising and we have some dedicated people doing the delivering.” So far most of the youngsters who meet with the consultants on a regular basis are those with certain developmental

problems such as speech or social impediments and often that requires a little more interaction. Klatt said the program is being monitored closely by the Ministry of Education and she has monthly face-to-face or video conferences with ministry officials who are tracking the Cornerstone experiment. Betnar told the trustees the process can become hugely rewarding,

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Music festival shows off talent For 16 days in March, the Estevan and District Music Festival showcased the community’s established talent, as well as young, up-and-coming musical stars. The festival was capped on April 3 when the Hi-Lites and Awards show was held in the cafetorium at the Estevan Comprehensive School. Melanie Hiske, an organizer of the festival, noted that numbers for participants was down a little, but thought the event went well, and they were happy with the four adjudicators. “It’s always a stress-

ful but fun time for the participants, and they find it especially rewarding when they get to come to the awards show and get to perform or receive an award for the hard work they have put in.” said Hiske. One musician who was particularly honoured at the awards show was Kaylee MacKenzie, having captured the marquee Murray GM Award of Merit for outstanding performance in multiple disciplines. She performed on the piano, Spring Celebration, by Chatman that evening and also collected the Shirley Andrist, outstanding

piano performance in the open category, outstanding individual woodwind performance and is a member of the ensemble Estevan A Cappela Singers, who were awarded with the Pon Perry Harmony Award for best chorus of the festival. Winning the open outstanding band/instrumental ensemble were Chanel Theivin, Everett Schwab and Matthew Grunert. The music festival went out in style last Tuesday night, when performances highlighted some of the best the Estevan district has to offer in several aspects of the musical scene.

At the show about $10,000 in prize money was awarded to more than 100 individuals practising music. The individual scholarships ranged between $15 and $500. Recommended by the adjudicators to perform at the Saskatchewan Provincial Music finals were the Estevan A Cappella

Singers, Everett Schwab, Kaylee Mackenzie, Kyla Deitz, Maya BranyikThornton, McKenzie Warriner and Shaylee Foord. The competition is in Saskatoon from June 1 to 3. As musicians prepare for the provincial competition, Hiske added that all piano students in the district will be getting

ready for their June exams as well. The Saskatchewan Music Festival Association volunteer awards went to Sharon Stregger, who has been taking time to help with the festival for more than 10 years, and Zella Reed, who has been a mainstay at the festival for the last 25 years.

Abby Hanson refuses to go to sleep as she performs Not Goodnight at the Estevan and District Music Festival’s Awards and Hi-Lites show at the Comp April 3. Kaylee MacKenzie, left, accepted the Murray GM Award of Merit for outstanding performance in multiple disciplines at the Estevan and District Music Festival’s Awards and Hi-Lites show.

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Define local please Every few years the same topic surfaces for city council consideration and every time it does, there are imperfect solutions suggested which means the topic will continue to arise until a solid policy emerges. We speak of course of our city council’s desire to shop locally, so to speak, while at the same time ensuring local taxpayers that their money is being spent wisely. A buy local policy for City purchases is to be admired and supported, but at what cost? If a policy is crafted to provide local businesses with a slight advantage, is that a move that should be applauded or lamented? Locally-based businesses should already have a natural advantage. There should be no problem in matching or beating bids of competitors from distant lands such as Regina, Weyburn, Saskatoon or Winnipeg. But still, a small five or 10 per cent price differential on bids in favour of a local taxpaying business could be understood. After all, they have made a commitment to the community that others have not, so there could be a small and natural bias toward a local supplier. But after that happens and the margin between a local supplier and an out-of-city competitor is still too wide in favour of the out-of-towner, our civic administrators and managers are faced with a dilemma. They must provide value for money spent and if a local supplier or service provider can’t do the job at a competitive rate, they have to be excluded. It could be plain and simple. But alas, it never is. Quite often a call for bids results in a befuddling array of options and timelines from interested bidders that obfuscate the tender call. Even the slightest advantage written into policy can raise howls of protest by serious bidders from afar, especially if the bid is for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Why attempt to do business in Estevan if council is just going to fudge it up to favour the local guy? What will also gnaw on the minds of councillors and department heads as they sift through various tendered documents will be the fact that local independent businesses are the backbone of the city. They are the ones who always rise to the occasion to meet civic needs. But then there are local businesses that are merely fronts for huge corporate entities that channel huge profits from Estevan to faraway places. How much of an advantage do we award them? Many of them have invested and donated tens of thousands of dollars for local projects with no expectation of any real return; while others ... not so much. So how do councillors and managers differentiate when the bids come in for a local job, materials or equipment supply? These businesses, for the most part, employ local people and provide good wages, benefits and donations. But does council have to know how many millions of dollars these companies siphon out of the region to far away corporations and compare those numbers with the local retailer who keeps their profits at home? That’s where the picture gets cloudy. What constitutes a local business these days? Does a big box retailer with a local presence qualify as a local business if 90 per cent of the money it makes gets shipped elsewhere? As we noted, the question is a bit easier when the comparison is restricted to local independent representation versus global franchises. But that’s rarely the case these days. ⇢ A7

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The entitlement of the boomers The notion that today’s kids must be the most spoiled, ungrateful and entitled generation is nothing new. It’s a sentiment that our parents’ generation felt and all generations before them. In fact, the writings of the Ancient Greeks express such sentiments. Certainly, it’s a notion I heard when I was young ... although, perhaps not without justification. I am a baby boomer, but I do take pride in the fact that I was born in the latter part of this generation. As such, I take some solace in not being as caught up with the self-indulgence and entitlement most associated with those of the baby boom generation. The first of the baby boomer generation is now hitting retirement age and, sadly, it doesn’t appear as though that sense of entitlement has left them - or so a couple of recent SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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Playground circuits for those who can’t focus Alas, once again I am unable to focus on any one topic, so dear diary, it’s two circuits around the playground for us. First off, what’s with this crazy F-35 fighter aircraft contract and the billions in miscalculations regarding their cost? Apparently DND fumbled the job so the PMO switched the task to public works to make the decision. Isn’t that like taking the file from Bonnie and Clyde and giving it to John Dillinger? Remember, dear diary, these are the same folks in the backrooms who bought us four submarines that won’t float or sink and are incapable of shooting anything that qualifies as lethal. Next topic. Isn’t it about time for the smart people to have the debate and settle this mess? Be it resolved, climate change is a hoax as are greenhouse gas emissions as agents of climate change. Discuss. I’d like to hear some opinions from someone who might actually know something about the topic whose last name isn’t Suzuki. Next. Can we now end the great Tiger Woods obsession? He’s a good golfer. Nuff said. The golfing world is obsessing over Tiger’s knee or Tiger’s achilles heel (there has to be a joke in there), or Tiger’s cold remedies,

Norm Park All Things Considered or what he had to drink on the 10th hole. In the meantime there is another guy coming back on the tour this year who underwent the removal of a brain tumour! Nobody cares what happens to him as long as Tiger has a blister. It’s worse than the Sidney Crosby watch or that Tebow fanaticism of last fall and the Lin dynasty in basketball. Flame in and flame out in a matter of weeks in this new techno-crazy world we have crafted for ourselves. Next. Speaking of talent that lasts and doesn’t last but can hold us hostage for awhile, what about the great singers, dancers and actors of our various generations? I had 48 seconds at my disposal last weekend while listening to a powerful singer on my radio ... how old tech is that? So with this time, I quickly made a list that I simply titled “Voices that force me to stop and listen.” Thanks to the recording world, those that have now faded with time or whose owners have left us entirely, will remain with us so we can keep listening to them for decades. The legacy of music is one of the better ones we have

stories emerging following the new provincial and federal budgets would seem to indicate. The first revolves around the decision by the federal Conservatives to increase to 67 the age at which one can apply for old age security benefits ... but this will not take place until 2023. Evidently, special consideration seems to still apply to the baby boomers - or at least those born before 1958. Those born afterwards will now be robbed of two years of seniors’ benefits. For a generation that benefited from the building of new schools and recreational facilities to accommodate their needs, reasonable tuition rates in university, plentiful job opportunities when they graduated, cheap mortgages in the 1970s and low housing prices, the old age security benefit becomes just the latest entitlement granted to this generation simply because of its size. The generations that will follow - especially our kids who will struggle with tuition debt, high housing costs and uncertainty in the job market - will be working longer. So perhaps the generation that governments have always catered to because of its extraordinary size needs to be slightly careful when it talks about who has an inflated sense of entitlement and who doesn’t. The other story that causes one to pause and think about generational entitlement is the provincial government’s budget day decision to increase the deductible on seniors’ prescriptions to $20 from $15. Yes, it hits all current seniors, although it should be noted that provisions within the Prescription Drug Act that prohibit

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on this globe, me thinks. So voices that make me listen, no matter what? In no particular order of preference, I submit my challengers: kd Lang, Burton Cummings, Adele, Neil Young, Cleo Laine, Serena Ryder, Stevie Niks, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and Amy Winehouse. Why? Because each of them had distinctive sounding voices and souls that are simply and unusually powerful. I don’t explain it, I just know when I hear them. You will notice I didn’t include any operatic virtuosos because that would not be fair. That’s another level I don’t understand. I also didn’t include any C&W names. I figured they would warrant a list of their own, like the classical dudes and dudettes. Did you also note I did not include any Beatles or Stones that have rolled? Nor did I include duet or group dudes like Garfunkel and Simon. This list was just for solo efforts and let’s face it, Mick ain’t that great nor is Paul without John and/or George and so on. I did not include Boxcar Willie, William Shatner, Richard Harris or Tiny Tim. They too attempted none-too-illustrious vocal careers and got absolutely nowhere in the recording studio, thus saving the world from further pain. So who is on your list?

rich seniors from qualifying also waive the deductible fees for those truly poor seniors who can’t afford them. But perhaps most galling is the argument from recently or near-retirement-age baby boomers that this is some horrific policy aimed at them. The province will spend $11,195,913,000 in fiscal year 2012-13 or $30,673,734 a day. Notwithstanding our fortunate, ongoing rise in revenue, this is substantial amount of money that will leave us with a paltry $14.9 million surplus at year’s end. That is all we will have to combat an overall provincial debt that will grow by a billion dollars this year. One might recall that debt. It was largely accumulated in the 1980s when the baby boomer generation did not demand better of governments that ran up 13 consecutive deficit budgets. One gets why the more elderly seniors who have already been paying the full cost of inflated prescription drugs would be justifiably angry. But those who most benefited from low taxes (i.e. the removal of the gas tax in the 1980s) are outraged by a slight alteration to a cheap drug policy implemented to appease them? The cost of the province’s prescription drug plan has skyrocketed from $120.7 million 10 years ago to $309.5 million this year. Yet much of the grumbling seems to be coming from our newest seniors who see no reason why they shouldn’t continue to be treated as the privileged generation - even if future generations will pay for it. Maybe it’s not necessarily the next generation that’s most spoiled.

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April 11, 2012 A7

Letters to the Editor

Public encouraged to call before they dig The Editor: Each year thousands of injuries and many deaths could be prevented if more Canadians picked up the phone before digging. Enbridge, along with many business and government partners have declared April as “Safe Digging Month.” We want to help Canadians stop taking unnecessary risks and have utility lines professionally marked before they dig. At Enbridge, safety is our priority. We understand the importance of

safe excavation practices and the real need for the Call Before You Dig program. Third party strikes are the leading cause of incidents on utilities including pipelines. The good news is there is a solution, and it’s as simple as calling your local onecall centre. As the ground thaws and everyone starts planning outdoor home improvement projects, we need you to make the call before you break ground. When to call You need to call your local one-call centre for

every digging project, no matter how large or small. Whether it’s installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree, digging a swimming pool, or a full-scale professional excavation job, the OneCall Centre will notify all the utility providers at no cost. There are many utilities underground that need to be marked before digging including: • communications • electrical • gas • water • sewer

• storm drainage • transmission pipelines • oil and gas production lines Marking where the lines are and how deep they run will keep you and your family safe - preventing injury or death. Make the call When you call your local one-call centre you talk to an operator who will help determine what utilities are in the area. Professionals will be sent out to mark the lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below - and

Budget a hit to those who can’t afford it The Editor: Are you prepared to give up $13,000 during your golden years? MP Ed Komarnicki and Prime Minister Stephen Harper think you are. That’s what the average Canadian will have to give up thanks to the federal budget introduced by the Conservative Party March 29. The budget cuts retirement benefits by raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement from 65 to 67 years, forcing Canadians to postpone their retirement for two years. For low income seniors, it’s even worse. They stand to lose up to $30,000 which could hike seniors’

poverty by up to a third. It’s a massive hit to the leastwell off. It’s mean-spirited and it’s wrong. The Conservatives offered zero financial analysis to justify the cut because there is none. The OECD, the Parliamentary budget Officer and other leading experts have all confirmed that Canada does not face a pension crisis. The Conservatives are also using the budget to make deep ideological cuts. They are cutting $310 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food, threatening farm risk management programs that have seen family farms through flood,

drought and disease. They are cutting $166 million from Aboriginal Affairs, reducing funding for the fastest growing and most impoverished group in the country. How skewed are these priorities? Take a look at what the government is not cutting: polls, advertising, bigger jails and stealth fighters. Canadians should be asking Stephen Harper and Ed Komarnicki how they can justify such a smallminded Canada. Yours sincerely, Bob Rae, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Time to celebrate volunteers The Editor: National Volunteer Week is a week-long celebration where Canadians pause to applaud hardworking volunteers in their communities who support many worthwhile causes. This year, National Volunteer Week will be celebrated from April 1521. It provides an opportunity to recognize and honour the individuals who donate their time, energy and skills to their community because they have a sincere desire to make a difference. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is incredibly fortunate to count 6,600 dedicated people as our volunteers. This number has grown substantially since the first handful of volunteers established DUC almost 75 years ago to save dwindling wetlands on the drought-stricken Canadian Prairies. Since then, we’ve built a strong community of people with varying interests, united in a common purpose of conserving wetlands for waterfowl, other wildlife, the environment and people. DUC salutes our volunteers for their dedica-

tion to wetland conservation and for inspiring other Canadians to help conserve wetland habitat across this great country. By conserving wetlands, they are helping provide essential habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals. These wetlands also help filter our water, store harmful greenhouse gasses and moderate the effects of flood, drought and erosion. What’s shocking is, despite their many benefits, Canada loses 80 acres of wetlands every day. This is the equivalent of about 45 soccer fields every 24 hours. Today, our volunteers help us fundraise by organizing community banquets, special events and auctions. They also help teach our youth about the many values of wetlands. Our volunteers spread

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the word about the need for wetland conservation by encouraging their colleagues to give through our workplace fundraising program, and help cultivate major gift donations from local businesses and organizations. Additionally, they help us to advance government policies that help conserve wetlands. Volunteers are truly great DUC ambassadors. To honour our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, we have

created a volunteer appreciation video especially for them. To view the video - titled Our Habitat Heroes: DUC’s Volunteers - visit www.ducks.ca. DUC is always looking for more volunteers to join our team. To find out more, visit ducks.ca/ volunteer. Yours in conservation, Tom Worden, President Ducks Unlimited Canada

be able to dig safely. Never assume your contractor will make the call for you. Always ask and confirm that the call has been made. Privately installed utilities may not be located by utility companies, and you may need to hire a professional locator for these lines. Here are some simple steps to follow: • Call your provincial one-call centre before you dig. • Make sure any parties digging on site, even professionals, have a “One Call” ticket number. • Call at least two to three working days before you plan to dig. • Wait for the professional to mark any buried lines. • Understand and respect the markings. • If the temporary markings disappear, have

them remarked. • If your work project or plans change, call your provincial one-call centre again to have the lines remarked. • Report any damage caused or found to the line owner. • Dig safely! Safety is our priority and as a pipeline operator in your area, we need you to dig safely and to keep you, your family, friends and neighbours safe. Always call before you dig and help keep everyone safe. Please visit enbridge. com/callbeforeyoudig or call 811.com for more information about safe digging practices. Cynthia Hansen, Vice-president, Canadian Operations Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

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Define local please ⇠ A6 Usually it’s a combination of global franchises with a local presence hiring local people but maybe management personnel hustled in on a regional basis ... people who are transferred out in a year or two for a repeat performance somewhere else. How local are they? What is their commitment to the community? What obligation does the City have to them? After all, their headquarters is taking a portion of those profits to pay local taxes? That makes them a local business, doesn’t it? These concerns are good ones to have in a rapidly growing community. We don’t see any major problems with a council providing a small margin of preference for a locally-based business. Our only concern is the definition of local ... and that’s why we believe this question will continue to crop up from time to time at council tables for years to come.

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Grass fires a growing issue for EFRS While the residents of Estevan and area have enjoyed the incredible weather this spring has brought, the same cannot necessarily be said for the city’s firefighters. The members of the Estevan Fire Rescue Service have been kept on their toes dealing with a number of grass fires, the majority of them outside of the city. In an interview with The Mercury last Wednesday, Chief Ron Tocker said his department was coming off a weekend where they answered a number of calls in the RM. Tocker, who noted their first grass fire calls came as early as January, said the problem has been residents of the RM conducting controlled burns that get out of control. “They think they’ve got it under control, but they get way too big and they don’t have it under control,” said Tocker. “One guy with a shovel, he can’t control a large grass fire and it just gets away on him and then bang, it costs him $1,200 an hour for us to come out there.” Tocker said the key to ensuring a fire does not get out of control is picking the right day. If there is anything more than a mild wind or a wind that is blowing in the direction of a neighbour’s home,

A grass fire that spread along the valley edge behind Woodend Place and Cundall Drive last Wednesday afternoon kept Estevan Fire Rescue Services personnel busy for a few hours as they battled the blaze that at one time approached valley edge residences before being brought fully under control. The flames were aided by stiff breezes and dry grass on the valley walls. people should wait for another day. There should also be a fireguard in place which can be something as simple as scratching up the ground around the fire so the blaze does not have an opportunity to spread. “More than one guy is usually helpful,” Tocker added. “If he is by himself,

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he better have a very small area that he is trying to control. They also need to stay on scene. People, with cellphones now, they will dial 911 as soon as they see smoke. We have a system in place that the city police already know there is a controlled burn there, but it gets confusing for the city police to always have to check if that is a controlled burn and checking these land locations.” Tocker said anyone conducting a controlled burn should always contact Estevan police first

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and provide their exact location and a cellphone number. “All this information helps us not charge them $1,200 an hour. If we respond to the RM it is $1,200 and the RM will invoice the land owner.” Although fires within city limits have not been a major problem, the fire department was called to a blaze in the Pleasantdale Valley just hours after the interview with Tocker. He noted residents are allowed to have firepits in their yards but cautioned against

getting carried away with massive bonfires and the like. He cited a recent case when a homeowner near the Spectra Credit Union had a massive blaze in their yard and smoke from that fire was blown into the intake of the bank’s air system. A man using Spectra’s ATM smelled smoke and alerted the fire department. “Our biggest problem with firepits right now is large fires that create a lot of smoke and with things like that, it’s just a chain reaction.”

In the case of an out of control fire, the department or police will arrive on scene and ask the homeowner to comply with regulations. If they don’t, a truck will arrive on scene and a $1,200 bill will follow shortly afterwards. “Most people are very diligent. They keep them under control and are supposed to have a gravelled area around them. But what happens with the sparks, they can fly to your neighbour’s garage and if he’s got cedar shingles … boom.”

“One guy with a shovel, he can’t control a large grass fire and it just gets away on him and then bang, it costs him $1,200 an hour for us to come out there.”

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Council Briefs News and notes from the April 2 regular meeting of Estevan city council Becky Tait, the operations and marketing manager for the Estevan Bruins was before council to speak about the team’s ongoing early bird season ticket blitz. Under the plan, all season ticket renewals and new purchases will receive the early bird price until April 21. Tait also pointed out the team is hosting a season ticket event April 21 at Spectra Place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone who attends the event will receive a tour of the Turnbull Redi-Mix Estevan Bruins Complex which is comprised of the team’s dressing room and players lounge. All fans who purchase a season ticket during the early bird blitz will also receive a Bruins hat. •••••• Council agreed to renew their lease with the Estevan Archery Club for five years. The archery club currently operates out of their facility south of the city adjacent to Highway 47. ••••••• City manager Jim Puffalt again reminded residents that the kick off to the Keep it Clean campaign is April 16.

Jim Puffalt On that date, City staff, members of council and volunteers will fan out around Estevan and pick up litter. The City is also offering a free week at the landfill from April 16 to April 22. As well, Puffalt added residents can help the campaign by walking through a park near their home and picking up litter, by picking up litter on their property or in their back lanes and boulevards near their home.

•••••• The warm spring has allowed the City and its contractors to get a head start on miscellaneous concrete work from water breaks and street repairs. Crews were out on Monday, filling in potholes with asphalt and will likely be busy with that task for the next few weeks. Puffalt added that the much awaited completion of Souris Avenue was expected to begin this week. Crews from Glen Peterson Construction will first complete all the concrete work and then move on to preparing the road surface for paving. •••••• Council received the results of a parking survey regarding the number of handicapped spaces in the downtown core. Eighteen of the 39 property owners who responded to the City’s survey agreed with the proposal to reduce the number of stalls to four specified locations as well as another north of City Hall. The four stalls will be located in front of Henders Drugs, The Tap House, the Wicklow Centre and the Bank of Montreal. Signage will also

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be improved to alert motorists to the spots. Council passed a motion to accept the changes and proceed to changing the bylaw. •••••• Council agreed to the purchase of an exact pour machine for Spectra Place. The units allow City staff to pour draft beer very quickly which has helped reduce lines during events at the facility. The City already owns two of the machines and wanted a third to serve larger events and act as a backup should one fail. The cost of the machine is $4,792 and will be paid for with profits from food and beverage services. •••••• Council also approved a request for additional funds for the tot park on Eva Street. Approval had initially been given to purchase three pieces of equipment for the park roughly two years ago at a cost of $6,841. However, the equipment was not purchased at that time and the same equipment will now cost $9,911 with taxes and shipping factored in.

•••••• Council gave first reading to a bylaw to rezone a section of land located behind Walmart. The land is currently designated as an urban holding zone and would be converted to a commercial shopping centre zone should the bylaw pass. •••••• The much debated computer hardware tender was back before council April 2. The tender was initially brought to council in March but was eventually defeated as council elected to re-tender the package to ensure fairness to local businesses. In the end not much changed as CDW was awarded the packed at a cost of $25,596 which was almost $4,000 less than the closest local tender. •••••• A bylaw amendment to regulate billboards in the city was also passed. Under the amendments, any signage will have to meet professional design requirements. It will also cost $1,000 a year to place the billboards on City land, up from the current price of $325.


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Time to Twin group supports argument with statistics The statistical evidence that supports the need to twin Highway 39 and Highway 6 south between North Portal and Regina keeps building according to local members of the Time to Twin committee. Fifty-two fatalities in 10 years on this stretch of road makes a pretty compelling argument, said local Time to Twin chairwoman Marge Young who was joined by committee member Abbie Mahnke for a visit with The Mercury on Monday. Mahnke who lives in Hitchcock, commutes between that community and Estevan on a daily basis with a couple of young children as passengers. “Have I had some close calls? Yes, more than a few very close calls and others I would describe as just close enough, you know, situations I just didn’t like,” said Mahnke who has been a committee member for over 18 months now. “I’ve had experiences with highways that have passing lanes, and I don’t like them because you still have to deal with aggressive drivers and those who won’t pull over or who try to re-enter at the wrong time,” she said. Young said she and committee members had attended a recent North American Trade Corridor meeting in Weyburn to

Abbie Mahnke and Marge Young learn more about what is being promoted on that file, and she said they discovered that cross-border traffic is expected to continue to increase over the next few years, especially if the trade corridor concept is embraced and the global transportation hub in Regina expands. “We sent another email letter to Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter pointing out Transport Canada’s statistics suggest that twinning a highway increases the safety factor by 60 per cent, not the 35 per cent he’s been talking about,” said Young. So far the provincial government representatives have only been sug-

gesting passing lanes as a possible solution for higher traffic volumes along this particular stretch of

transports. Armed with recent Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)

of survival in a head-on collision on Highway 39 is about 50-50,” said Young. In that same 10-year frame, there have been 1,040 rollover accidents with 32 of those resulting in fatalities while another 372 were left with injuries. Other types of accidents on this highway have numbered 286, with two of them ending up with fatalities and 142 injuries. In total, that makes 52 fatalities in 10 years and that’s not acceptable, Young said. She added that the startling facts behind the head-on statistics might have been more dramatic if the accident reporters had been able to determine “how many of those drivers who were injured or died in rollovers did so

“How many of those drivers who were injured or died in rollovers did so because they had to make a quick decision to hit the ditch or take other evasive action to avoid a head-on collision?” – Marge Young highway, while Young and her counterparts in Estevan and Weyburn have been touting the need for a regular four-lane throughway to handle current and future traffic loads, most of those being semi-

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statistics regarding accidents on Highway 39 and Highway 6 south, Young said the group felt it was time to once again respond to recent statements and letters that Reiter and Highways officials have been issuing. “SGI’s response was quick. Their numbers show that head-on collisions on this stretch have numbered 38 with 61 injuries and 18 fatalities. In other words, your chances

because they had to make a quick decision to hit the ditch or take other evasive action to avoid a head-on collision.” With more and more people commuting daily between Weyburn and Regina, Estevan and Regina and Weyburn and Estevan as well as from points in between, Mahnke said the danger levels will continue to rise with more tired drivers on the highways at the beginning and end of

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each working day. “We’re hoping that Mr. Reiter is sharing the information we gave him with Premier Wall and other MLAs, that’s why we’ve sent a letter to Mr. Wall too,” said Young. The current condition of the existing two-lane highway is deteriorating rapidly, the two women said, so the time to make a decision on its future is advancing quickly. “It’s in its poorest condition between Macoun, Hitchcock and Estevan,” said Mahnke, “especially with the ruts and narrow shoulders.” Young said she expected that Highways and Infrastructure would be doing updated traffic counts, just as they are at the Canadian border crossings at North Portal and Estevan Highway, which are showing a steady increase in commercial transport volume every month. “One good thing about this highway, it isn’t filled with curves or poor lines of visibility. If it didn’t have good sight lines, I’d hate to think what those fatality statistics would be,” said Young. She said ambulance and truck operators have informed her that the better visibility lines have probably saved a few lives over the past few years as potential head-on collisions became just nearmisses. Young said she and the committee are sticking to their argument that for safety and economic reasons, the highway needs to be twinned, and with emergency vehicle operators, truckers, border officials and policing agencies all recognizing that fact, so should Highways and Infrastructure personnel. The two women said it was great news to hear that the long-awaited truck bypass around Estevan is going to happen within the next year or two, but that still wasn’t going to ease the traffic volume on the main thoroughfares ... those being Highway 39 and 47 in the south and Highway 6 south of Regina.

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Sun Country holds monthly meeting When the Sun Country Health Region’s board of directors met for a regular business session on April 2, they received a number of reports and details concerning the past month’s

activities from interim CEO Marga Cugnet and other members of administration. During the past two months, two registered nurses and one out-ofscope staff member were

hired into difficult-to-fill positions while in the same period of time, one RN and one social worker resigned. The directors also noted that three physicians had arrived to take up work in

Estevan in February and March, thereby easing the acute doctor shortage that was being felt in the city. The board members were informed that two medical students are taking

SaskGaming posts strong year It appears 2011 was a good year for the province’s gaming corporation. SaskGaming’s annual report was tabled in the legislature last week, with income before transfers at $51.7 million. Of that, $25.9 million was transferred to the provincial general revenue fund and a dividend of $20.7 million was declared to the Crown Investment Corporation. “In 2011, SaskGaming

made a significant contribution to our province’s economy,” Minister responsible for SaskGaming Ken Cheveldayoff said. “The money it provides to the general revenue fund, as well as the more than $759,000 given to worthy community groups and organizations in 2011, helps shape our province’s bright future.” SaskGaming provides 50 per cent of its profits

to the GRF, which distributes gaming profits to the Community Initiatives Fund, First Nations Trust and Clarence Campeau Development Fund. The impacts of these contributions are felt throughout the province. Since 1996, SaskGaming has contributed more than $400 million to the GRF. “I’m proud of our performance in 2011,” SaskGaming President and

CEO Twyla Meredith said. “We have laid the foundation for initiatives that are paying off for SaskGaming and the communities we serve. We are committed to being a leader in providing gaming entertainment in the province.” In 2011, Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw welcomed more than 3.5 million guests and provided quality employment to nearly 1,000 people.

up the community experience part of their training in Weyburn in May and July while three medical students will participate in the internship program within the Sun Country Health Region this spring and summer. The introduction of new digital processes for diagnostic imaging departments in five facilities in the region began in March. Once the installations are complete, SCHR will send digital images electronically to radiology services in Regina where they can be read and returned the same day. This will speed up the overall diagnosis for patients by a considerable amount, the directors learned. The five facilities that will be implementing the new service include

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Weyburn, Estevan, Oxbow, Redvers and Arcola. Two employees in the region are working with the Ministry of Health to develop a province-wide suicide protocol. Sara Irwin, regional manager of Mental Health and Rehabilitation Services and Marlene Salmers, supervisor of Adult Mental Health Services, provided training to employees from other health regions regarding the protocol. It was also learned that Sun Country is currently holding discussion with the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan about establishing a family medicine residency program within the region. The plan is to have four seats (physicians) assigned by June of next year.


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Midale animal shelter plans move on to next phase Things are once again moving in a positive direction for the Midale Animal Shelter. Laraine Bloor, who has been the force behind the move to establish a legitimate shelter for rescued and yielded animals, said the pole Quonset structure that will house the dogs and cats near her own home on the western outskirts of the town will be going up within the next week. “The posts are in the ground and the building will go up in a matter of three or four days,” Bloor said. That will be followed by the installation of septic tanks and a water line into the facility. “Once that is completed, then the cement will be poured and the plumbing completed,” she said. The third phase will be

the installation of a water heater and furnace, hopefully before the cold weather sets in again this fall. “We’ll need to do some fundraising though, for these last two items,” Bloor said, noting the restrictions of the current capital budget for the project. In the meantime, a temporary barn has become home for 16 cats with a few of them actually moving into a part of her home. The barn has also housed up to five rescued dogs, but that is now down to one. “Two had to be put down due to extreme health issues and others found homes. We also found homes for four cats during the past month and three dogs that were reported missing were found, housed and returned to owners,” she said.

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The Midale Humane Society’s volunteers delivered telephone books in Weyburn and area netting them $3,000 which allowed them to complete plans for the shelter construction. “We’re still working on obtaining charitable status as a non-profit organization. There was a miscue at the provincial level that delayed the paperwork, so I had to re-do most of the application,” Bloor said. “It was a busy winter. We only had to turn down one request for relinquishing a dog. He required veterinary assistance, not shelter assistance. We aren’t vets here, but we can give them the shots, the vaccinations required with veterinary assistance,” Bloor said. But when it comes to mending animals, that’s a situation they can’t accom-

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the central part of the city that same day. The fire was quickly contained by Estevan Fire Rescue Services and no injuries were reported, but the matter remains under investigation. A fire that was set in a garbage container near a school on the northeast side of the city attracted police attention. This fire was also quickly extinguished with no major damage done, but the incident remains under investigation. On the night of April 4, a 28-year-old man was arrested for being intoxicated in public. He was lodged in cells overnight. That same night, a young offender was arrested and lodged in cells on charges of assault and for being in breach of an undertaking. During the day shift April 5, EPS members were called to the scene of a break and enter at a residential garage. The door was damaged during the break-in and the matter remains under investigation.

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central and north central part of the city attracted police attention. In both instances, the occupants were warned about the city’s noise bylaw and no further action was required. A man who refused to leave a north central establishment was subsequently transported to police cells where he was lodged until regaining sobriety. He was charged with being intoxicated in public. Another intoxicated man who attempted to flee from police on foot in the central part of the city was caught, arrested and charged with being intoxicated in public. A hit and run incident has led to another police investigation after it was revealed a parked half-ton truck had been damaged in the north central part of the city. On the night of April 7, a 30-year-old man was arrested for driving while prohibited. He now has a May 28 court date.

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Envision seeking more volunteers Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community? Looking for a way to help others? Envision Counselling and Support Centre in Estevan is in need of some volunteers. Envision is planning spring volunteer training and is looking for women who are willing to assist with the 24-hour Abuse/Sexual Assault Support Line. This is the 18th year that the line has been operating throughout southeast Saskatchewan. Last

year, Envision’s line received 420 calls, meaning the need for volunteers is greater than ever. Callers often just want someone to talk to about their situation, some are looking for services and assistance. The volunteers act as a friendly ear and a referral source. The program is actively looking for women available during the day and evenings for training beginning in May. Envision provides 25 hours of comprehensive training

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new volunteers to bring them up to full compliment for the line and to ensure the program continues to support individuals in the community. Envision volunteers are able to work out of their own homes with the use of a pager or cellphone. Volunteers with small children at home have not found the line to be a problem or an inconvenience during the daytime shifts. There are at least two people scheduled on the line at all times. The

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Mini-relay planned for Westview School Plans are already well underway for a mini Relay for Life event at Westview School in Estevan thanks to a few ambitious ECS students and a willing elementary school partner. “Every year we select a different school to participate and this year we asked Westview,” said Jayden Dayman, who is joined by Kyla Deitz in doing the logistical work that will put the relay together on the afternoon of May 18 at Westview. Dayman, a Grade 11 student at the Comprehensive School, has been logistics chairman for the Relay for Life event for the past two years while Deitz, has been a leader with the luminary committee for four years and a team member for one. “We’ve seen the campaign grow over the years and we wanted to be a part of it,” said Deitz. The mini-relay will be conducted much like the real one, with a luminary

parade for cancer survivors. “It’s run much like the actual relay only a condensed version over a halfday,” said Dayman, noting that the actual Relay for Life is an evening, overnight and early morning event that will be taking place June 9 and 10. The miniature relay will be conducted at the Westview playground and will include the school’s more senior students (Grade 5 to 8) for the actual walk. The students will be seeking pledges at each grade level and Dayman and Deitz will visit them to provide information on this fundraising activity. The pledges gathered at the mini-relay will be presented at the actual relay. “We’ll be recommending that they (young students) wear their Relay for Life T-shirts that we’ll give them when they go fundraising, so donors will know it’s legitimate,” said Dayman. While the senior stu-

dents will be doing the actual relay walk, all students of Westview will be invited to join the luminary ceremony. Deitz said ECS will be

entering a 12-member team in this year’s Relay for Life and she’s happy to assist in teaching the youngsters how to run their own relay event. They’ll have their

first visit with the Westview students on the morning of May 8. The two ECS students said over $20,000 has been raised through the elemen-

tary school events over the past three years. Invitations will be extended to family members and cancer survivors to join in as well when Westview holds their event.

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Spectra Community Foundation donates $40k The Spectra Community Foundation is continuing to throw its support behind groups in southeast Saskatchewan. T h e f o u n d a t i o n ’s board of directors met recently and voted to distribute $40,000 to 10 nonprofit community groups in their spring 2012 allocation meeting. This will be the only allocation provided by the foundation in 2012. In 2007, the board of directors of Spectra Credit Union allocated funds toward the establishment

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$1.5 million. “It feels good to be of assistance to worthy projects in our community. We received a lot of great applications again this spring. It is heartwarming to see the hard work of non-profit organizations in

our communities and our Board is always happy to be able to contribute even a little to make the volunteers’ jobs of raising funds even just a little bit easier,” said Gary Hammett, chairman of the board. The 2012 allocation recipients are:

Town of Carlyle • Carlyle & District Leisure Complex Town of Carnduff • Carnduff Community Daycare Town of Lampman • Lampman Curling Club Town of Redvers • Redvers Community Centre and Arts Council Village of Benson • Benson Recreation Facility Club Village of Minton • Village of Minton fire truck replacement

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Charter breaches by police lead to not guilty finding After numerous Charter arguments, a local man was found to be not guilty of impaired driving. John Rogers was charged with impaired driving, but his rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were found by presiding Judge Karl Bazin to have been violated by the arresting Estevan Police Service constable. The defence and Crown argued a remedy during Estevan provincial court proceedings April 5, after Bazin’s decision came March 29. The problems arose when an EPS officer investigated a car accident in order to identify the driver and determine his ability to drive. The vehicle in question was located at an apartment building, and because the security door to the building was open, the officer entered. Bazin found that when the officer entered

the building, it was similar to walking into a person’s apartment just because the door was open. He noted the officer entered the accused’s dwelling without a warrant for the purpose of obtaining evidence, and deemed that search unreasonable. Bazin found that the officer had reasonable grounds to suspect Rogers had alcohol in his body, as he knew Rogers was the driver of the vehicle in question and noticed slurred speech and staggering when he walked.

Bazin noted when seeing Rogers in the courtroom that he has an irregular walk, dealing with arthritis issues for many years. The judge however, said there weren’t reasonable grounds to demand a breath sample. “This test is higher than mere suspicion,” reads Bazin’s decision. “From the officer’s own testimony, he indicated … he was wanting to use the approved screening device (ASD) to confirm his suspicion.” After Rogers could not provide a sample for

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Crown opposes release of two for breaches A local man was arrested last week for beaching conditions of a previous release, with original charges of drug trafficking, break and enter and others. Nolan Frehlick was in custody during Monday’s provincial court proceedings in Estevan, and the Crown prosecutor would not consent to his release, revoking his previous undertaking. Frehlick’s charges stem

from incidents on Sept. 8, 2011, where it is alleged he was involved in a break and enter and uttering threats. From Sept. 15, he was charged with trafficking cocaine, possessing ecstasy and possessing proceeds greater than $5,000 obtained from crime. The details of the showcause hearing cannot be published in accordance with a publication ban.

Frehlick was represented by counsel for the show-cause hearing and was released with some new and amended conditions. Frehlick originally had a condition whereby he could only use a cellphone for employment and legal purposes, but now he can’t possess a cellphone at all. He is also not to possess more than $500 of cash, abide by a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and not have any contact

with a co-accused outside of the workplace, as the two share employment. A trial for his drug-related charges is set for May 22 in Estevan provincial court. In other proceedings, Jordan Kehler was in custody after being arrested last week. Kehler was sentenced in early March to 18 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to charges of theft, and was most recently ar-

rested for breaching conditions of that probation order. Kehler has been identified as someone with substance abuse problems, and his defence was asking for his release into a detox program. The Crown prosecutor said he would still oppose Kehler’s release. A bail verification report was ordered, and he was remanded until Thursday for a possible show-cause hearing.

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY Sealed bids marked "Bid for City of Estevan, Northwest Sewer Main" will be received at the ofÀces of Associated Engineering, 1922 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 7M4 up to 2:00 pm local time on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The work involves the construction of approximately 1.2 km of 450 mm diameter PVC and 2.4 km of 350 mm HDPE gravity sewer main and associated appurtenances. Contract Documents may be examined at the ofÀces of Associated Engineering, 1922 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 7M4. Contract Documents will be available for pickup by interested General Contractors at the ofÀces of Associated Engineering, 1922 Park Street, Regina, SK S4N 7M4 on or after April 10, 2012. Contract Documents will be available upon receipt of a refundable deposit by cheque payable to Associated Engineering Ltd. in the amount of $200.00 per set, GST included. Deposits will be refunded upon return of Contract Documents. Technical inquiries by bidders are to be directed to Chris Reese at 306-7212466. Bids must be accompanied by the speciÀed Bid Bond payable to the City of Estevan and Consent of Surety. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.

2011 was a remarkable year of growth and excitement as the City of Estevan opened Spectra Place, provided entertainment opportunities for the community and managed the facility in our new operating model. As we move through our first quarter of 2012 we know that this year has already been just as exciting with major events and our 1st year of operation in the new operating model. The City of Estevan’s Management Team and Members of Council would like to thank all of our employees for their exceptional efforts and contributions over the past year. Whether it’s completing daily duties or picking up additional projects, your efforts are greatly appreciated and don’t go unnoticed. The work ethic and achievements of the City of Estevan’s employees are solid - they are the collective results of each and every person. The employees in the Public Works Services Division and Water/Wastewater Treatment Services Division maintain and give special attention to our roads, manage public requests, repair and expand our water and sewer system, maintain our City vehicles and machinery and provide exceptional water services to the City of Estevan; all while providing exceptional customer service to the public. Thank you, Mayor St. Onge & James Puffalt, City Manager Public Works Services Danny Chestney – Roads & Drainage Foreman Employees: Hayley DeConinck Doug Gustafson Norm Mack Jessica Merrien Carla Niles Diana Northrop Mandy Plaetzmeuller Jordan Robinson Maxim Sclear Mario Volmer Daniel King – Water & Sewer Foreman Employees: Tannis Allary Dave Fleury Dan Karas Janice Blenus Christine Peters Leah Tetzlaff Melody Tedford

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The City of Estevan is undertaking construction for Concrete and Surface Works The affected area includes Rooney Road and Nesbitt Drive and Kensington Avenue intersection. Property access and parking restrictions are to occur. This work will commence April 2, 2012 and will take approximately four (4) weeks to complete (subject to weather) Glen Peterson Construction Ltd and Souris Valley Paving will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations and speciÀcations. Safety Construction site could be dangerous. If you have children, please ask them to keep a safe distance from the site. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close to areas affected. Theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone suspiciously tampering with equipment, signage or barricades please contact 421-7110, the Site Foreman or after hours call Police. Questions and Concerns The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologize for any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at 634-1818 or approach the supervisor or foreman on site.

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

Position: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER(Dispatcher Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills. This person will handle incoming telephone calls, general public inquiries and complaints, and will communicate via radio transmissions with members on patrol. Must be able to work independently under stress as well as produce a high degree of accuracy. Application packages can be picked up at the Estevan Police Service or mailed out upon request. Please return the completed package with an updated resume in a sealed envelope to: Chief of Police Estevan Police Service, 301-11th Ave., Estevan SK S4A 1C7 Only successful candidates will be contacted.

POLICE CONSTABLE The Estevan Police Service was established in 1906 and has been built on a tradition of excellence. The City of Estevan has experienced a great deal of growth in the past three years, especially in the energy sector including oil, coal mining and power generation. This growth and economic boom has created several challenges within the City of Estevan including the Police Service. The Estevan Police Service is increasing the size of the Police Service and currently has two vacancies for the position of Constable. The Estevan Police Service has a rigorous application process; however, this process is to ensure that the people we hire to wear the Estevan Police Service uniform are the right people for the job. If you are hired as a new recruit you will enter a rigorous training period of 42 weeks. The Àrst 18 weeks will be at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina, Saskatchewan where you will receive instruction in criminal law, ofÀcer safety, self defence, Àrearms, report writing and cross cultural training. After graduating from the Police College you will receive a further 24 weeks of Àeld training under the guidance of a Field Training OfÀcer. Experienced members are encouraged to apply. The Estevan Police Service offers an exciting career in law enforcement with excellent beneÀts and a competitive salary. If you would like to receive an application package or would like to receive further information please contact:

The “KEEP IT CLEAN” Campaign is a Community Pride Program to keep our City clean all year long. In conjunction with the “KEEP IT CLEAN” campaign the landÀll will also be open free to Residence of Estevan For the week of April 16th – 22nd 2012. You can assist by: • Walking through a park near you and picking up litter • Picking up litter on your property, back lanes and boulevards around your property • Picking up litter anywhere you see it Guidelines for free Disposal (Proof of Residency) • Items allowed to be dropped off for free include furniture, tree branches and regular household garbage and does not include appliances that contain Freon. • Items “not” allowed anytime: all hazardous materials, tires, paint, computer components, televisions, propane tanks, oil and petroleum by products. • All loads must be completely covered or secured to prevent littering while in transport • Any waste from rural customers “ Will not be accepted Free”

Construction BULLETIN… Water Main Replacement The City of Estevan is undertaking concrete work and road works at: Souris Avenue – Seventh Street to King Street The purpose of this work is to provide timely and cost effective replacement of existing cast iron water main with PVC pipe, replacement of existing water and sanitary sewer services from water & sewer main up to the property line and surface restoration. This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence during the week of April 9, 2012 (from Seventh Street) and will take approximately Four (4) Weeks to complete (subject to weather). Glen Peterson Construction Ltd. will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations. Safety Construction site could be dangerous. If you have children, please ask them to keep a safe distance from the site. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close to areas of open excavation. Theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone suspiciously tampering with equipment, signage or barricades please contact 421-3474, the Site Foreman or after hours call Police. Questions and Concerns The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologizes for any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at 634-1818 or approach the supervisor or foreman on site.

City of Estevan PUBLIC NOTICE The Council of the City of Estevan, pursuant to Section 207 of the Planning and Development Act, 2007, gives notice of its intention to amend Zoning Bylaw #2010-1834 & the corresponding Zoning Map as hereinafter provided: Consideration is being given to amend the Zoning Bylaw Map by rezoning the following property as described below; “All that portion of Parcel A, Extension 3 Plan 101998851 located in the North West Quarter Section 24, Township 2, Range 8, West of the Second Meridian, Estevan, Saskatchewan, encompassing approximately 7.63 hectares, as shown on a Plan of Proposed Subdivision prepared by R.J. Denys, PPS, MCIP, City of Estevan, and dated the 20th Day of February, 2012,” as follows; Proposed Parcels N, O, & MR8 Block 504 from the existing URBAN HOLDING ZONE (UH) to COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER ZONE (C5); Reason: Rezoning is being undertaken to support the proposed development of the land for uses provided for under the Commercial Shopping Center Zone (C5). (Boundaries of Rezoning are shown within bold-dashed line on the plan below)

The Estevan Police Service 301-11th Ave., Estevan, Saskatchewan. S4A 1C7 or call 306 634 4767. You can also email: schartrand@estevanpolice or jpierson@estevanpolice.ca

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

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

The amending Bylaw (#2012-1873) may be inspected by any person at the Legislative Services Business Division, City Hall, 1102 4th Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. City Council, at it’s meeting to be held on Monday, May 7, 2012, at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan will hear any person(s) wishing to be heard with respect to the proposed rezoning bylaw and will further consider any written submissions respecting the proposed zoning amendment, provided such intentions and/or submissions are received by the City Clerk’s OfÀce, Legislative Services, City Hall, 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0W7 no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Dated at the City of Estevan this 3rd Day of April, 2012.

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Mondays & Wednesdays @ 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00 - Hello Computer! – Come and get answers to your computer questions in one-on-one sessions. Bring your laptop or use a public computer. When registering please indicate what you would like to learn. Please pre-register @ 636-1621. “Freedom to Read” Contest: Celebrate by taking part in some banned book trivia. Each day in March we will post one quote from a banned book on Facebook and Twitter. The Àrst person to identify the quote on Facebook and the Àrst person to identify the quote on Twitter will be entered for a chance to win a prize. Thursday, April 12 @ 3:00 pm – Movie Madness – Sixteen Wishes – Rated G. Refreshments provided! Thursday, April 12 @ 6:00 pm – Titanic Memory Box – Commemorate the Titanic’s 100th Anniversary by decoupaging a Titanic memory box. Saturday, April 14 @ 3:00 to 4:30 pm – Remembering the Titanic – Ages 8+. Join in a scavenger hunt, trivia games, Titanic music and dessert! Monday, April 16 @ 6:30 to 7:30 pm – Celebrate Earth Day: Recycled Magazine Holders – Ages 6 to 14 – Do your part in helping keep our Earth green! Bring an empty cereal box & we will provide the rest to make a cool magazine holder! Tuesday, April 17 @ 6:00 pm – Positive Parenting – Jocelyn Akins from Sun Country Health will be discussing positive parenting, which involves believing children want to communicate with you, setting clear boundaries, being Àrm and consistent and developing problem solving and negotiation skills. Thursday, April 19 @ 6:30 pm – Cover to Cover Book Club – This month we will be discussing the Impverfectionists by Tom Rachman. Pick up your copy today! Call 636-1621. New members always welcome! Saturday, April 21 @ 2:30 pm – Refresh Your Wardrobe Session One: Watermark Tees – Ages 12-16 – Recycle your old clothes to create a unique new look. This is a two part series. Everyone welcome. * Participants must bring an old t-shirt for session one and an old pair of jeans for session two. Participants will leave their projects at the library to dry. Projects can be picked up Monday, April 30. Saturday, April 21 @ 2:30 pm - Refresh Your Wardrobe Session One: Watermark Tees – Ages 12 -16– Recycle your old clothes to create a unique new look. This is a two part series. Everyone welcome. *Participants must bring an old t-shirt for session one and an old pair of jeans for session two. Participants will leave their projects at the library to dry. Projects can be picked up Monday, April 30 Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm – Refresh Your Wardrobe Session Two: Jazz Up Your Jeans Thursday, April 26 @ 10:30 to 11:00 am – Baby Time – Ages 0 to 18 months old & their caregivers. Spend a close & happy time with your little one using songs & rhymes along with a short story & simple activity! This is an interactive program & adult participation is encouraged! Thursday, April 26 @ 6:00 pm – Tune into Twitter – Stop by the library for a short introduction to Twitter. Afterwards Jill will assist you in making and using your own Twitter accounts on our public computers. Sunday, April 29 @ 1:30 pm – Author Reading: Marie Donais Calder – Local author Marie Donais Calder will be doing a reading from her latest book, The Other Side of Rescue. There will be refreshments and a book signing after the reading. Bring your copy or purchase one at the library! No registration required. Mondays & Wednesdays @ 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00 pm– Hello Computer! – Come and get answers to your computer questions in one-on-one sessions. Bring your laptop or use a public computer. **When registering please indicate what you would like to learn. * There will be no classes April 23 Please pre-register for programs unless otherwise indicated. Call 6361621. BOOK SALE! – April 12 – 14 during library hours.

Getting StARTed at the EAGM Beginner Adult Art Classes Estevan Art Gallery & Museum Annual General Meeting WHERE: The Estevan Art Gallery & Museum WHEN: April 19th @ 7:00 pm All are invited to attend. We are currently seeking more board members. If you are interested in joining the EAGM Watercolour Painting Workshop Whether you have never used watercolours before or are a beginner wanting to hone your skills, this class will introduce you to a variety of techniques. Experience the broad capabilities of this medium in a day long workshop perfect for those wanting to try something new but not wanting to make a long term commitment. Lunch included. WHEN: Saturday May 26 WHERE: The Estevan Art Gallery & Museum COST: $150 (materials and lunch included) TIME: 10 am - 4 pm INSTRUCTOR: Gerry Oliver Call Karly at 634-7644 for more information or to register.

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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

WHAT’S HAPPENING at the ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL? 2011-2012 Koncerts for Kids concert season picks up again in April when they present the 3rd concert of their series. Join us when Motus O (Circus TerriÀco) perform on April 15th at 2:00 p.m. – Westview School. Further details at www.estevanartscouncil.com Visual Arts committee offer classes in the arts however with continued renovations, classes will not commence until early Spring. Energy City Film Circuit continue to plan and bring in popular Àlms ~ visit our website and/or call 634-3942 for updates. Mark your calendar for April 21 ~ 4:00 p.m. at the Orpheum theatre. Films ‘TBA’

For further information, visit www.estevanartscouncil.com or call the ofÀce 634-3942

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

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

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

2012 DISCOUNTS April May

1% .5%

Tax notices will be sent out in June, once taxes have been levied

RCI The City of Estevan and Province of Saskatchewan Rental Construction Incentive Program is now taking applications for funding. The Rental Construction Incentive Program provides a $ 5,000 grant per door for new rental units or conversions of housing to rental units. This $ 5,000 is matched by the City of Estevan through the CANDO Rental Construction Program full property tax abatement for the year of construction and 1st four years after. To be eligible: - The housing units must be rental and cannot be converted to condos for a minimum of Àve years - This grant cannot be stacked with other rental grant programs For further information please contact: Jim Puffalt, City Manager 1102 - 4th Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 1Z9 306-634-1802 citymanager@estevan.ca

LandÀll Summer Hours April 15 to September 15 Weekdays 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Weekends 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tip of the Week The Estevan City Police Service would like to take the opportunity to remind residents of the following By-laws: 89-1294 Section 24(a) No person shall park a vehicle on any highway for more than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours. 89-1294 Section 14 No person shall leave a trailer which is not attached to a motor vehicle on a highway, provided that this provision shall not apply to equipment owned or operated by the City or contracted by the City during the construction of capital works or maintenance projects. Due to an increase in thefts from Motor Vehicles, please take care to remove all personal and valuables from your vehicle and ensure that your vehicle is properly secured at all times.

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A24 April 11, 2012

Estevan Mercury


SOUNDING OFF

April 11, 2012

WEDNESDAY

“He’s not going to knock me out … worst case scenario, if I gotta take him down, I’ll take him down and if I get on top of him, there’s no way he’s pushing me off.” — Estevan’s Derek Daku on fighting Devon Smith for the Hard Knocks heavyweight title at Hard Knocks 24 in Estevan on June 1.

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Locals win at bodybuilding provincials Foot, Hagel, Barlow take gold in Regina Estevan sent a massive contingent to the Saskatchewan Amateur Bodybuilding Association’s novice and provincial championships on the weekend in Regina. Three local bodybuilders earned first place in their respective divisions. Alden Hagel was first in the men’s heavyweight category, Brittany Foot was first in the women’s bikini tall division and Dana Barlow won the men’s grand master division. It was the second straight provincial win for Barlow, who was first in the welterweight division last year. It was Foot’s first trip to provincials, or even the novice competition for that matter, and she said she didn’t expect to win. “I’ve gone and watched them before, but it was my first time competing. I had a lot of hard work and an amazing coach that helped me, but I was actually really surprised at winning first,” said Foot.

Brittany Foot of Estevan took first place in the women’s bikini tall category at the Saskatchewan Amateur Bodybuilding Association provincials on Saturday in Regina. (Photo courtesy of Muscle Insider Magazine)

She got to provincials on Saturday by winning the division at the novice championship on Friday. Foot said she decided to get into bodybuilding after seeing her boyfriend compete last year. “It was just kind of a goal of mine, seeing everyone in shape and healthy, I had a goal set for myself and I wanted to see how well I could do it,” she said. “I was at the gym seven days a week, two or three hours a day there. I did that for about eight weeks. I met with my coach every week to see how the progress was coming and she made her changes as the week went on.” The lowest score in each division wins, and Foot had a score of six, with the next closest competitors scoring 12. She said the large group of Estevan bodybuilders — 15, to be exact, including four who had qualified for provincials directly after having competed there in the past — gave her an extra boost of

confidence. “I was a little more comfortable back there, not quite as nervous with (fellow Estevanites) there.” Foot’s plan now is to compete at nationals either this year or next year. Hagel scored six in the heavyweight division, beating his only competition, Greg Winteringham, who scored nine. Barlow was the unanimous winner in the grand master division, scoring five points as opposed to the next closest score of 10. Barlow also finished in second place in the middleweight class, scoring nine as opposed to the winner’s six. Other locals at the provincials were Judy Istace, who was third in the master women’s division and fourth in the women’s bodybuilding category; Chalsey Anderson, who was theird in the women’s figure tall division; Kalita Block, who was fifth in the women’s bikini tall division; and Melissa Schactel, who was sixth in the women’s bikini short division. Meanwhile, Estevan sent 11 bodybuilders to

the novice championship on Friday, which served as a qualifier for provincials. Istace was second in the master women’s division with a score of 11, six more than the winner, and also took second in women’s bodybuilding, again with a score of 11. Anderson finished second in the women’s figure tall division with a score of 14, eight more than the winner. Three other locals competed in the women’s bikini tall category. Sandi Kofoed was fifth, Erin Beaulieu was sixth and Brooke Whitman-Roberts finished 10th. Chris Istace fi nished sixth in the men’s lightweight division, although his score tied for fifth and the tie was broken by the head judge. Shanda Tegart was sixth in the women’s figure short category, and John Kot was eighth in the men’s light heavyweight division. Hailey Pehl placed 12th in the women’s bikini medium category and Jennifer Olfert was 14 th in the women’s bikini short division.

Strongeagle makes jump to university football Two members of the Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs made history last spring, and now Chris Strongeagle is following in their footsteps. Strongeagle committed to the Regina Rams’ football program last week for the upcoming season. The defensive lineman from White Bear is the second member of the Elecs ever to reach the university level, the other being Zach Rensby last season. “It feels great. I can’t wait to play,” said Strongeagle, who only has two years of football experience. “The first year I won’t be able to play as much as the other guys because I’ll be a rookie.” Strongeagle played one year of bantam football before joining the Elecs for his Grade 12 year. He said the Rams had been in contact with him since he played bantam. Rams head coach Frank McCrystal said in a press release that he is very optimistic about Strongeagle’s potential at the

Chris Strongeagle (50) pursues the ball carrier during the ECS Elecs’ home opener last season. The defensive lineman has committed to the Regina Rams. Canadian Interuniversity Sport level. “Chris is a big, aggressive student-athlete who brings incredible po-

tential to our team as either an offensive or defensive lineman. With his size and strength, he’s very possibly a future Canada West all-

star,” said McCrystal. Outgoing Elecs head coach Marco Ricci added that Strongeagle’s quickness and ability to bring his

best in a game situation also help his case. “Chris’s size is a big advantage. The other thing about Chris is he is super, super quick for his size and very, very powerful,” said Ricci. “He probably won’t come out and test as well as other guys , but when he’s playing in a game, it’s tough to match his physical strength.” Still, Ricci said that Strongeagle’s size alone won’t bring success and that he will have to continue learning and gaining experience to reach his potential. “He has the potential to go very, very far. He’s young and he is green. He’s still absorbing. He will end up being one of their top Dlinemen if he sticks through the whole program.” Strongeagle said he never dreamed that football would take him to the CIS and that he hopes his success will inspire more local kids to get out on the field. “I just wanted to play for the fun of it, actually. I didn’t think it was actually going to go that far, to

university,” he said. “I hope more players will want to play so they can play university (one day). Hopefully a lot more players come out and play.” Ricci said Strongeagle’s dedication helped him get to where he is, as he had to drive from White Bear to Estevan for practices and games. “It just goes to show you the character he has,” said Ricci. “He went from being a quiet, shy guy to being one of our leaders. He was one of those guys who always listened to you. He was a keener, he wanted to learn.” He added that only a select few players each year can make the jump directly from high school to the Rams. “There are only 10 recruits that make that team from the whole province that are pretty much right out of high school, so it is a real tough thing to crack. Those are like winning the lottery, any time you get a scholarship with a university team,” Ricci said.

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Midget junior team wins championship The Estevan Blue Rock midget junior A Bruins became the first Estevan team to win a championship at Spectra Place on March 27 when they defeated Weyburn 9-1 in Game 2 of the league final. The victory gave the Bruins a two-game sweep of the Hockey Regina Midget Tier 2 15-year-old division final. The midget team is comprised of all 15-year-olds. Estevan had edged Weyburn 8-6 in Game 1 of the final on March 26. The Bruins finished in sixth place in the regular season with a record of 1112-3, but with help from some members of the bantam

AA Bruins after that team was eliminated, as well as an increased focus on discipline, they stormed through the playoffs. “The guys were extremely disciplined. We were the most penalized team in the league during the regular season, but we were more disciplined in the playoffs. Up until Weyburn, I think the most we had taken was two penalties in a game throughout the playoffs,” said Bruins head coach Matt Kuntz. Weyburn finished fourth in the regular season. In the deciding game, the Bruins built a 5-0 lead after two periods in a dominant showing.

Kaelan Holt and Regan Haukeness scored in the first period. Holt added two power play goals early in the second to finish a hat trick and Logan Hertes lit the lamp later in the period to make it 5-0. Kyle Salaway increased the lead at 3:26 of the third, but Weyburn’s Logan Leslie got that one back about two minutes later. Matthew Blanchette scored back-to-back goals to put the Bruins ahead 8-1 and Haukeness rounded out the scoring with his second of the night with 6:07 remaining. Shots on goal were 2726 for Weyburn, with Bruins goalie Tanner Tytlandsvik

making 26 saves. On the road to the final, the Bruins knocked off the third-place Regina Capitals in three games, including a 9-1 rout in Game 3. They then dispatched of the first-place Regina Jets in two games in the semifinal. “It seemed like all of our clutch games in the playoffs were blowouts,” Kuntz said, adding that the Capitals lost their composure in Game 3 of the quarter-final series. “I’ve never seen such a good team break down like that. They completely lost their heads. They spent pretty much the entire third period in the penalty box.”

The Estevan Blue Rock midget junior A Bruins won the league championship recently after defeating Weyburn 9-1 in Game 2 of the final.

Daku to face Smith at Hard Knocks 24 This match made too much sense not to become reality. When the Hard Knocks Fighting Championship returns to Estevan on June 1, a heavyweight title will be on the line. Derek Daku of Estevan and Devon Smith of La Ronge will go toe-totoe in the marquee fight of the evening. Hard Knocks marketing and promotions director Cord Crowthers said the matchup was a no-brainer after Daku and Smith each handled their opponents at HK 16 and HK 21 with ease. “It’s a natural fight to put out there. The heavyweight belt was vacant and these guys deserve a shot at it,” said Crowthers. “This thing’s made for promotion. This is going to be the fight of the year for Hard Knocks, no questions asked.” Daku, 46, has become something of a star in Estevan after scoring a technical knockout win over Justin Schmit in October and knocking out Dusty Shingoose just 12 seconds into his second career fight last month. Daku said he recognizes that Smith is a formidable opponent, but he remains confident. “I think I can stand with him without any issues at all. He’s not going to knock me out. I’m fairly aggressive when I get in

there and I think that’s going to take a toll on him a little bit. “Personally, I think I’m probably a little stronger than he is. Worst case scenario, if I gotta take him down, I’ll take him down and if I get on top of him, there’s no way he’s pushing me off.” Daku said he’ll be working on his standup and his cardio more than ever over the next two months. “ H e ’s s m a r t . H e doesn’t waste any energy,” he said of Smith. “He’s the muay thai style of fighting, you pick your punches, you make sure

Estevan. Smith has a 2-1 record. He knocked out Baldwin in eight seconds at HK 16 and knocked out another local, Felix Jimenez, at HK 21. Smith said he expects a stiff challenge, from both Daku and the proDaku crowd. “I feel good going into it. I’m probably the underdog, being a smaller guy and I know Estevan probably doesn’t like me too much at this point. Derek is a worthy opponent. “Honestly, I think he’s in incredible shape for someone his age. I remem-

ber watching an interview with him earlier and he said a lot of guys underestimate him because of his age. I don’t think I’ll be making that mistake,” said Smith. “I think I’ve got a reach advantage on him. He’s more of a brawler, where I’m more of a technical fighter. He’ll probably try to come at me like a freight train and I’ll try to keep my distance.” Smith said he believes the fighters have a mutual respect for each another, although that may not be forthcoming from the fans. “I’ve had a taste of it (being the villain) in the past, but he’s got the most support out of all those (local) guys, so I’m definitely expecting a lot of boos. But he’s the kind of guy who’s not going for a grudge match, he’s just looking for the best challenge at his age.” Daku added that having the hometown crowd behind him could work both ways.

“The fan support in Estevan is just crazy. I don’t know if that helps a guy or puts more pressure on a guy.” Crowthers said that Daku is a huge draw and that the matchup has everything a fan could want. “He’s 46 years old and he’s out there tattooed from head to toe, kicking ass and taking names. People want to be him, they want to know him and it’s good for the town. “This is good versus evil, basically. This is a matchmaker’s dream. It has it all. It has age versus youth. It has hometown hero versus out-of-town villain. It has everything.” Crowthers said the card will likely feature 14 or 15 fights, down from 17 at Hard Knocks 21. Among local fighters, Baldwin and Jimenez are both expected to fight again, along with Josh Heinz, who runs Estevan Combat Sports and Fitness, as well as Matt McCormick.

After making quick work of Dusty Shingoose in his last fight, Derek Daku will fight Devon Smith for the Hard Knocks heavyweight title in June.

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you land them, you don’t waste any energy. I saw some video of him. He’s just a smart fighter.” Daku was in Las Vegas last week along with fellow Estevan fighter Wade Baldwin to get some instruction at the Tapout Training Center, where they trained with UFC fighters Urijah Faber, Roy Nelson and Dominick Cruz as well as the standup coach of retired fighter Randy Couture. The trip was paid for by Hard Knocks in recognition of what the pair has done to sell tickets and grow the organization at the last two shows in

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NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Benson No. 35 intends to adopt a bylaw under The Planning and Development Act, 2007, to amend Bylaw No. 91-7, known as the Zoning Bylaw, and to adopt a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 91-6, known as the Basic Planning Statement. INTENT The proposed bylaw will change the current “Basic Planning Statement” to the “OfÀcial Community Plan”.

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The proposed bylaw will add Section “9.2 Residential District” to the OfÀcial Community Plan and “Schedule F – R-Residential District” to the Zoning Bylaw. The proposed bylaw will add “temporary construction camps” as a use permitted at council’s discretion in the AR-Agricultural/ Resource District in the Zoning Bylaw. REASON The reason for the amendment is to provide for the development of temporary construction camps within the agricultural district of the Rural Municipality of Benson No. 35; and to allow for residential districts within the existing Zoning Bylaw and OfÀcial Community Plan. PUBLIC INSPECTION Any person may inspect the bylaw at the municipal ofÀce between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, excluding noon and statutory holidays. Copies are available at no cost. PUBLIC HEARING Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Municipal OfÀce to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing, or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal ofÀce before the hearing.

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Football groups looking forward to fundraiser With flooding repairs and other projects yet to be completed, Saturday’s annual fundraising dinner is more important than ever for Penta Completions Estevan Minor Football and the ECS Elecs football program. The event will feature an impressive array of speakers, including TSN anchor Jay Onrait, former Saskatchewan Roughriders star Don Narcisse and current Rider Brendon LaBatte, a native of Weyburn. Regina radio personality Michael Ball returns to emcee the dinner for the second straight year. The event is sold out. Dinner committee member Wanda Harron said the football groups are excited to bring Onrait back to Estevan after he entertained local residents during last year’s Kraft Celebration Tour in August. “It was a no-brainer to have Jay Onrait return to Estevan. Basically, before the Kraft Celebration Tour was even over in our city, a few of us were already talking about having him speak at the dinner,” said Harron. “This was the year to do it when the tour was still fresh in everybody’s minds.”

Don Narcisse Onrait is expected to from him. I’ve also heard arrive in Estevan on Friday. that Don is a very inspiraHis appearance at the din- tional speaker. ner will apparently include “It’s going to be intera video presentation. esting to hear how (LaBHarron added that Nar- atte) went from Weyburn cisse and LaBatte should Minor Football to the big have plenty of insights to leagues.” offer the many Rider fans The dinner will include in attendance. live and silent auctions. “We are so incredibly Items available in the live fortunate to have landed auction will include Nar(Narcisse). With him be- cisse and LaBatte jerseys, ing a long-time Rider and as well as the framed Elecs a CFL Hall of Famer, I’m jerseys that Onrait and sure there will be stories O’Toole wore during their

Jay Onrait SportsCentre broadcast in ball in the city from EMF Estevan. president Steve McLellan The silent auction will and Doni Seipp of the Parfeature various football ents of ECS Football. paraphernalia from orThe dinner commitganizations across North tee is being chaired by Val America, including jerseys Paulson. from the Queen’s Golden Harron said the proGaels, Saskatoon Hilltops ceeds from the evening and Hamilton Hurricanes, will help EMF continue to a Buffalo Bills jacket and a provide another sporting jersey new Roughrider Paul option for local kids and Woldu wore when he was to bounce back from last with the U of S Huskies. year’s flooding. The evening will also “This dinner is very include an update on foot- important to the success

of Estevan’s football programs,” Harron said. “It helps cover the costs of travel for the Elecs and just the basic operations of both programs, such as equipment and making sure the referees get paid. “This dinner is very important to show the community that we’re very serious about our football programs and how much we want them to succeed. Football has given many youth in Estevan the opportunity to become part of a team and has let more kids become more active. And we’re so excited that we’re showing the province what our program can do with the advancement of guys such as Zach Rensby, Michael Bittman and now, Chris Strongeagle.” Meanwhile, the future of the Dana Quewezance Memorial Field at Woodlawn Regional Park remains up in the air as a settlement through the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program has yet to be reached. “We’re at a standstill there,” Harron said, adding that the field belongs to Woodlawn and that EMF will have to wait for a decision from them as to what will happen with the field.

Bruins 3-on-3 program gets underway Elecs host junior All of Estevan’s minor hockey teams are now finished for the season, but more than 200 kids from Estevan and the surrounding area are still playing hockey. The Estevan Bruins launched their new 3-on-3 spring program last week. The program includes novice, atom, peewee and bantam/midget divisions, with six teams in each division. Six games are played each night, Monday through Thursday, with at least one game per division each night. Bruins head coach and general manager Keith Cassidy, who is running the program along with Bruins president Jeff Pierson and several others, said the focus is on fun. “I think it’s just the idea that we want kids to be able to go out and play in an unstructured environment. They have a good program with Estevan Minor Hockey, but there’s not a lot of time for kids to have the freedom to go out there and play in an unstructured environment,” Cassidy said. Each team will play 10 games throughout the five-week program. Games are comprised of two 15-minute periods.

“ T h e r e ’s n o b o d y keeping score or keeping stats. We tried to keep the teams as equal as we could so everybody can go out and have fun. There are no playoffs,” said Cassidy. “It’s learning a different way of playing the

fait, Lampman, Weyburn, Crosby, Noonan and other areas. “It’s been well-received and something we look to build on in the future. It speaks well to the future of hockey in southeast Saskatchewan.”

badminton event Estevan Comprehensive School hosted its annual junior badminton tournament recently. Eight teams attended the tournament. Elecs duo Ryan Smith and Keena McKnight won the mixed doubles event. Yellow Grass won the boys’ and girls’ singles categories while Carnduff

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Bruins preparing for spring camp The Estevan Bruins will get a good look at their future when they host their annual spring camp this weekend. About 80 players will invade Spectra Place for the camp, which helps the Bruins evaluate their prospects through intrasquad games and 1-on-1 interviews. There are two intrasquad games on Friday, four on Saturday and two on Sunday. The players will be divided into black, gold, red and white teams. Bruins head coach and general manager Keith Cassidy said that while the team has a promising group of 1994 and 1995-born prospects, the weekend is primarily about getting a better look at the younger list players.

Roughly 80 prospects will get first-hand instruction and a chance to display their skills at the Estevan Bruins’ annual spring camp this weekend. (File photo) “We’re focused on the younger group. I think we have a pretty good handle on our ’94s and ’95s, but

there will be some ’96s and younger,� he said. “It’s a good evaluation of the kids that are on our

list. We have very good dedication from most of those kids that are coming to camp,� said Cassidy,

who added that a few players chose not to attend. “For others, it’s a chance for them to show us the improvement that they’ve made over the previous season.� With midget AAA players Dylan Johner, Wyatt Garagan, Rhett Handley, Connor Venne, Darcy Deroose, Dayton Picard, Brandon Halbgewachs and Blake McMillen all appearing in at least one game with the Bruins this year, the Bruins already know a lot about the players who will be looking to crack a roster spot this fall. “We had a pretty good chance to look at most of them this year. We had as many of them up as we could,� said Cassidy. “From those guys, we’re looking to see if they’re

ready to make the jump and exactly where they would fit in terms of the depth chart.� He added that the team is hoping for a strong camp from 1995 defenceman Zach Douglas, who was at last year’s training camp. The Bruins will also keep an eye on 1994 goalie Travis Pelletier, who did not get any callups this year but practised with the team over the Christmas break. After the camp is over, the team will sit down with each player and let him know where he stands. “We’ll talk to each and every one of the kids that are here. We’ll give them feedback with where we think they are in the organization and stuff they can work on over the summer to improve,� Cassidy said.

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The greatest weekend in golf, indeed he hooked a wedge from 164 yards to within 15 feet of the flagstick. No big deal. Oosthuizen’s second shot fell short of the green and his third wasn’t much better, giving Watson two putts to win his first major. It was the crowning finish to a Masters weekend that was full of storylines, with a Sunday leaderboard that was crowded from start to finish. Prior to Watson’s four straight birdies on the back nine, it was Oosthuizen who led for most of the day after making the first albatross

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Discounts offered for efficient lighting SaskPower is again offering customers discounts on energy efficient lighting but the public will have to act fast to be part of the savings. “Offering these energy efficiency programs to our customers is an environmentally sound and cost-effective way to meet our province’s growing electricity needs. The more we cut consumption, the more we can actually reduce the number of power stations and power lines we need to build,” said Rob Norris, minister responsible for SaskPower. Over the next eight weeks, five retailers will be offering discounts at all their Saskatchewan stores on energy efficient lighting, fixtures and products. In Estevan, the discounts will be available at Canadian Tire from May 4 to 31. “About 21 per cent of the electricity used in a typical

Saskatchewan home goes to lighting. Switching to compact fluorescents or LED lighting - which use 75 per cent less power and last up to 25 times longer - is an easy thing to do, and can help customers save money and protect the environment,” said Robert Watson, President and CEO, SaskPower. Depending on customer response, this limited-time lighting discount program could reduce Saskatchewan’s electricity demand by over one million kilowatts (kWh), which is the amount needed to power about 126 homes. This is the fourth year that SaskPower has offered energy efficient product discounts. SaskPower’s long-term goal is to reduce customer demand for electricity by 100 megawatts by 2017. SaskPower’s energy efficiency and conservation initiatives include programs

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as if being reeled in by a fishing rod. Nothing rattled Oosthuizen on the biggest stage in golf Sunday and he served notice that he is healthy and ready to take on the world’s top golfers. Watson and Oosthuizen were not alone in the quest for the green jacket, as Matt Kuchar, Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson and 54-hole leader Peter Hanson were all in the mix nearly to the end. After a shaky beginning on Thursday, Mickelson rebounded with two strong outings on Friday and Saturday, shooting a 66 in the third round to close to within one stroke of the lead. But a disastrous triplebogey on the fourth hole Sunday, including an areyou-kidding-me bounce off a grandstand railing, dealt a massive blow to Mickelson’s hopes. The feel-good story of

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the tournament was Fred Couples. The 1992 Masters champion, now 52, carded a 67 on Friday to take a share of the 36-hole lead. But he made five bogeys in the third round to drop to 2-under, then finished the weekend with an even-par round on Sunday. Rory McIlroy was one shot back after two rounds, but he shot a 77 on Saturday to take himself out of the running completely and followed that up with a 76 on Sunday. The 22-year-old will look to redeem himself in June by defending his 2011 U.S. Open title.

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Sometimes all it takes is one swing. In one swing, Louis Oosthuizen did something no one has ever done to put himself on top of the leaderboard. Five hours later, in one extraordinary, incredible swing, Bubba Watson won the Masters. Just when it looked like Oosthuizen would win his first green jacket on the second playoff hole on Sunday at Augusta, Watson did the impossible. His tee shot was sitting in the middle of the woods. He couldn’t see the green. So

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SaskPower says no rate increase in 2012 A strong 2011 has prompted SaskPower to announce there will be no rate increases in 2012. The company made the announcement as it tabled its 2011 annual report in the legislature last week. SaskPower reported an income of $239 million in 2011, representing an increase in operating income of $16 million over the previous year. “SaskPower’s decision to not proceed with a rate application in 2012 is good news for our customers and our province’s ongoing economic momentum,” Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation Rob Norris said. “At the same time, in order to continue energizing Saskatchewan’s growth, ongoing capital investments - estimated at $1 billion in 2012 - will be needed to meet increasing electricity demand, renew aging infrastructure and invest in environmentally sustainable technologies.” “During a time of record demand, SaskPower’s performance in 2011 exceeded expectations in many areas,” SaskPower president and CEO Robert

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station projects. • Launch of the worldleading Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project. • Signing of a MOU with the government of Saskatchewan and the newly established First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) that will help the province’s First Nations advance power generation projects. • Work with the FNPA and Meadow Lake Tribal Council on development of the renewable power Meadow Lake Bioenergy Centre. • Selection of 20 new environmentally friendly power projects from more than 300 applications through the second annual Green Options (GO) Partners Program lottery, which will add approximately 50 MW to the grid. • Announcement of a $555 million expansion of the natural gas-fired Queen Elizabeth Power Station that will bring its capacity to 630 MW. • Completion of an east-west high load corridor to provide a route for largesized manufactured goods and equipment to pass with-

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Andrist back on her home stage Audrey Andrist is coming home once again to perform for a local audience on the afternoon of Sunday, April 22 in St. Paul’s United Church beginning at 2:30. Hailed as a stunning pianist with incredible dexterity by the San Francisco Classical Voice publication, Andrist is adding Estevan to her tour list this year, a list that has included most major cities in the United States as well as Japan, China and Germany. Andrist brings passionate abandon, bright energy and intelligence to her performances, but it is on Estevan stages where she can feel most comfortable since she grew up in the Energy City while travelling to Regina on a regular basis for piano lessons from William Moore. Andrist completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at New York’s elite Juilliard School while studying with Herbert Stessin and she gathered in first place prizes at Mozart International, San Antonio International, the EckhardtGramatte and Juilliard Con-

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Local exhibit a feast for the eyes by Sarah Ferguson University of Regina Newswire Cheryl Andrist of Estevan and Diana Hume of Creelman are two Saskatchewan artists who have known each other for over a decade. The pair met while completing their art-degrees at the University of Regina in the 1990s. One year ago, they decided to team up and create an exhibit called “Phenomenal Reality.” The show features 21 works of art that celebrate the beauty of natural phenomena. It opened in Regina in February, and since has received praise from several Saskatchewan curators. It will also be exhibited in Weyburn, Melfort, Estevan and Outlook. Reporter Sarah Ferguson has worked as an artist in a variety of mediums for almost 20 years and holds a BFA in visual art. She spoke with the artists about the philosophy that drives their work. Ferguson: So the main theme in this show is natural phenomena? Hume: Yes, and in my case, it’s about mythology too. Andrist: My work in this show is about how the sun evolves and changes as it moves through the sky; also some people see the sun as a spiritual being, and that was something else I was trying to express. Hume: I tend to come back to mythology again and again. Ferguson: What is it about mythology that speaks to you? Hume: My day-today life is very mundane and regimented ... I get up, have my breakfast and take care of chores, but mythology stories aren’t. They’re romantic and passionate and there’s lots of action in them. It’s storytelling at its very best; that’s another thing

I love about it ... when I was a little girl, we had a set of encyclopedias, and in volume 14 of that set of encyclopedias was a pile of mythology stories and those became my inspiration for this body of work. Ferguson: So what made you and Cheryl decide to work together? Hume: We started out talking about putting a show together and found out that when it came to our subject matter, we were on the same page –we were both interested in natural phenomena. Andrist: We worked with our own concepts independently, then we would bring them together ... I thought often of my grandmother, who was always looking at the stars and was very fond of astronomy. She talked often about how the sky was always changing. Ferguson: Yes, by observing the natural world through abstract eyes, or by using phenomena in nature to tell a story ... nature works well as a theme. Andrist: I stayed with the sun as a subject. I would watch the sky every day. Ferguson: Do you think that artists see the world differently? Like for instance, your abstract pictures of sunsets, Cheryl, if you didn’t look at the world uniquely, you wouldn’t be able to paint them this way. Andrist: Yes – and anyone looking at an art piece will always see different things in it than the artist themselves. Hume: And it’s hard. People have the wrong perspective about artists sometimes. They think that when you are creating a painting, you can just go into a studio on Sundays and knock it off in a few hours. They don’t get how much time and work goes into the whole thing. Andrist: And they don’t realize the medita-

Cheryl Andrist and Diana Hume. tion involved or the emotional stuff that is coming out of you at the same time when you are making art. Ferguson: Do you get new ideas by talking to different people who look at your work? Hume: Absolutely. I know what each piece in the show means to me, but it’s nice to have someone else come along and talk to me about them ... though artists are sensitive people, they need to have thick skins when they are showing their work! Andrist: And that’s why there are some artists that you never hear about ... because they never show their work ... they’re too afraid of criticism. Ferguson: Artists live two lives, don’t they – they make art and then work their day jobs. Andrist: Yes! My husband would always say to me ‘Why do you push yourself so hard; why do you have to do all of this art work on top of your

day-to-day life?’ and I would say “You don’t understand! This is what I love, and this is who I am!” Hume: As an artist, your brain is going all the time and it never stops! Andrist: I’ve explained to my husband that art is my relaxation. Now that he understands that, we get along just fine. Hume: I’d like to shut the creative part of my brain off sometimes. Andrist: I know! Hume: And if you give yourself time off from a project, the next thing you know, you’ve thought of another project. Ferguson: So why did you decide to do a show? Hume: I guess because it’s in your blood...you just have to keep doing art and I think we connected at university because there were so many similarities between us. Andrist: Yes, we were both printmakers and Diana was in the studio next

to mine. Even after graduation, somehow we still kept in touch. Ferguson: How long did it take to put the show together? Andrist: About a year and a half. Hume: And now we are starting on a new show...we are connecting through Skype a lot. That way we don’t have to leave home – we can show each other the work online. Andrist: It’s still nice to meet face to face once in a while though ... we would usually do that every two months or so. Ferguson: So what are your plans for your next show? Hume: We are still figuring that out. We are trying to work out what we want to draw. Andrist: I think for the next one, I want to work more with fabric. I have always been into quilting and I want to work more with that type of art. Ferguson: And these

paintings are part of you. A n d r i s t : Ye s . Yo u know, I still have a hard time letting go of my pictures, but you have to, just to be practical. H u m e : A n d t h a t ’s why, I confess, I sometimes put higher prices on some of my work! The exhibition will be held in the following locations: Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn from April 13 - May 31, 2012. Shervin-Smith Art Gallery, Melfort from Oct. 1 - 29, 2012. Estevan Art Gallery, Estevan from Nov. 8 - Dec. 15, 2012. Outlook Art Gallery, Outlook from April 1 May 13, 2013. Editor ’s note: The University of Regina Newswire is a recently created service to provide journalism students with an opportunity to gain experience and get published in weekly newspapers throughout the province.

Author’s evening will support scholarship fund Crosby, N.D. author/ journalist Cecile Wehrman is the guest speaker for this year’s author’s banquet that will be held in the Taylorton Room, Days Inn in Estevan on Friday, April 27. Wehrman’s book, The Brothers Krimm, will be the featured reading at the banquet that is sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women. The book focuses on John Edward Krimm who served seven years in a Canadian prison following more than 20 robberies in British Columbia in about a year and half. His bank robberies and other exploits also took him into several communities in Alberta before the end of 1996 and it is believed he was even responsible for

Cecile Wehrman a Weyburn bank robbery before he was captured and imprisoned. Krimm was released in 2003 and was deported to the United States where he promptly began robbing banks again. Wehrman’s interest grew as she was holed up in her rural farm home

during a five-hour manhunt that was conducted in her rural neighbourhood which ultimately ended when Krimm took his own life in a field not far from Crosby. The interest in the story from a reporter’s perspective led to further research, especially into the lives of John Krimm’s mother and brother, who served his country heroically during various military deployments. This research and subsequent interviews ultimately led to the publishing of the book. Wehrman has been covering the North Dakota news for 25 years, over 13 of them with the Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune. During this time she has captured numerous journalistic awards for her hard

news and feature writing. The event in Estevan will be paying a special tribute to Mary Rose Boyer who died just recently. Boyer was serving as the University Women’s Club president at the time of her death. The club’s annual scholarship will now be awarded each year in her memory as the Mary Rose Memorial Scholarship which will go to a deserving female student. The proceeds from the banquet help fi nance the scholarship and other projects undertaken by the club during the year. The evening will begin with a silent auction of a variety of books donated by publishers throughout Canada. Door prizes will be featured throughout the dinner.


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House concert series will Christian Women’s After 5 Club feature classical guitarist The third in a threepart home concert series is slated for next Friday night when Ian Hodges, who holds a doctorate in musical arts degree in guitar performance, will be bringing his talents to the Nathan and Evanne Wilhelm residence for an intimate evening of music and socializing. The house concert series is exactly what it says it is in the title. It’s a concert in a local home with guests paying an admission to attend at the invitation of the host family, with all funds gathered going to the musician who provides the entertainment. In this instance, it will be Hodges, a guitar instructor at the Universi-

ty of Manitoba who joined the team there following the successful completion of his master’s degree that he obtained from Florida State University in 2003. Prior to that Hodges had garnered his bachelor of music degree in classical guitar at the U of Manitoba and completed jazz studies at Humber College earlier in his career. Hodges has appeared as guest soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Musik Barock Ensemble, and the Brandon Chamber Players. Hodges is also a noted composer of music for film and theatre. His background includes stints as a jazz, fusion, country and rock band guitarist

including work with the Ron Paley Quintet and Cathy St. Germain and The Rage. He still enjoys studio sessions recording music for various artists as well as for film and television. Hodges has been teaching at the U of Manitoba for the past 25 years with a number of his students advancing to gold medal and trophy status in local competitions and exams while under his tutelage. The Home Routes Classical Music House Concerts are arranged by Mel Braun of the U of M. The first two concerts were hosted by Shirley Andrist and Arlene Lafrentz, with both being sell-out events.

The Estevan Chrsitian Women’s After 5 Club held a dinner meeting on March 21 at the Wicklow Café with 47 women in attendance. The staff of the café served a delicious meal. Music was provided by Jacquie and Micah Wolbaum. The mom and daughter team were delightful with their performance on violin, piano and singsong. Candyce Bell, a registered nurse, was introduced as the special feature. She gave an informative presentation on Bell Medical Aesthetics.

Guest speaker Marg Holmes travelled from Pierson, Man., where she is a member of the local writers’ group. She described herself as an aspiring writer of poems and short stories. Holmes spoke about life being a circus and how she found a peaceful place among all through a personal relationship with God and prayer. The next meeting will be held at the Wicklow Café on Wednesday, April 18 beginning with coffee at 6:30 p.m. and supper at 7 o’clock. Music will be provided by

Tap and jazz dance test results posted The examination results are in. Students from the Drewitz School of Dance were engaged in jazz and tap dance examinations in the latter part of 2011 and the results have now been posted. Examiners for this year’s tests were Faye and Brian Foley of Toronto. The results of the examinations are as follows: Jazz: Junior 1: Highly Commended Plus – Lauren Kobitz, Haley Copeland and Eva Salamon. Highly Commended – Emily Phillips, Kelsey Kowalchuk and Kaitlin Milbrandt. Commended Plus – Haylee Jones, Jersey Long, Jenna Fleck, Mackenna Empey and Paige Anderson. Commended – Kylie Armstrong and Shayla Gill. Pass Plus – Tiana Seeman, Brook Strutt, Katie Wempe and Grant Kocher. Junior 2: Highly Commended Plus – Tenley Pratt and Abby Hanson. Highly Commended – Colesey Goetz and Kailey Kowalchuk. Commended Plus – Brielle Wakely. Commended – Savanna Perry, Mackenzie Skuce and Megan Wilson. Pass Plus – Sydney McKenzie, Madison Hrywkiw, Janna Friess, Kierra Gingras, Gemma Bittman, Gabrielle Bokhorst, Megan Zemlak, Macie Hall and Faith Englot. Junior 3: Commended Plus – Emily Beahm, Madison Zandee and Eryn Stewart. Commended – Makenna Mack, Renee Lavoie, Zoe Wagner. Pass Plus – Cazlynn Barnstable and Paige Buhler. Pass – Jillian Fornwald. Pre-Intermediate: Highly Commended – Ricki Graham. Commended Plus – Reese Handley, Camryn Brown and Kyha Hagarty. Commended – Mia Hanson and Jaclyn Schindel. Pass Plus – Hallie Hanson. Pre-Intermediate 2:

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the Joyful Melody Trio. The special feature will be Bev Sobush, presenting art as a hobby, and the guest speaker will be Joyce Dietrich, a member of the Joyful Melody Trio. Please contact Colleen at 634-4017 by April 15 if you plan to attend. Estevan Christian Women’s After 5 Club is one of many parts of Stonecroft Ministries, an interdenominational, charitable women’s organization. There are no membership fees, and all women and girls are welcome to attend their meetings.


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ALL DESIGNS, PLANS AND RENDERINGS © COPYRIGHT JENISH HOUSE DESIGN LIMITED

THIS DESIGN INCLUDES AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT

MAIN FLOOR PLAN 1662 SQ. FT. (154.4 M2) 9'-0" CEILING HEIGHT

WIDTH - 48'- 0" (14.6 M) DEPTH - 56'- 6" (17.2 M)

PLAN NO. H 1-3-648 TOTAL 1662 SQ. FT. (154.4 M2 )

STRAIGHT ENTRY

JENISH HOUSE DESIGN LIMITED

Home plan of the week THREE-BEDROOM STRAIGHT ENTRY Plan No. 1-3-648 At the heart of this three-bedroom family home, which includes extra space in the form of an unfinished basement, is the pleasant great-room complex, which includes a dining area with access to a patio, as well as a kitchen with a three-seat eating bar. The covered entry leads into a compact foyer, with a coat closet on

the left and a half-wall, separating the stairs to the unfinished basement, on the right. The great room, with a dramatic 11-foot ceiling, is directly ahead, though an archway. The fireplace in the great room is flanked by windows. To the left is the dining area, with access to a sundeck. The kitchen is separated from both the dining area and the great room by a raised eating bar, which also contains a double sink and the dishwasher. The L-shaped

counter configuration will mean fewer steps for the cook. Off the kitchen is a roomy walk-in pantry, as well as a laundry room that includes a coat closet and a sink. Two steps down from the laundry room and through a doorway is the double garage. The master suite is located at the back of the house for privacy, and includes an ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub as well as a shower stall. The walk-in closet will

provide space for even the most fashion-conscious couple’s clothing. The second and third bedrooms, overlooking the front garden, share a three-piece bath. The linen closet is adjacent to the second bedroom, while the third bedroom boasts its own walk-in closet. Exterior finishes include stucco cladding with brick accents, and board-and-batten in the gables. Windows are partly mullioned, and there is a decorative window

above the garage doors. This home measures 48 feet wide and 56 feet, six inches deep, for a total of 1,662 square feet of living space. Plans for design 1-3648 are available for $664 (set of five), $745 (set of eight) and $792 for a super set of 10. Also add $30 for Priority Post charges within B.C. or $55 outside of B.C. Please add 12 or 13 per cent HST or five per cent GST (where applicable) to both the plan price and Priority charges.

Coming events

Saturday, April 14: *18th Annual Fun-D-Raising M.O.R.E. 2000 Auction - Midale Civic Centre. Cocktails & Browsing - 5:30 p.m.; Supper - 6 p.m.; Auction - 6:45 p.m. Sunday, April 15: *Koncerts for Kids presents - Motus O (Circus Terrifico) - Westview School - 2 p.m. Monday, April 16: *Estevan Minor Hockey - Annual Spring General Meeting - Spectra Credit Union 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: *Estevan Farmers’ Market - Annual General Meeting - Exhibition Building (Fairgrounds) - 7:30 p.m.

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In Loving Memory of Dorothy Symons March 26, 1925 April 4, 2011 As mother & grandmother, she was one of a kind Kept us on our toes - and our church shoes all shined Fed us with love - and kept us all grounded She’ll live on forever with the standards she founded! - Lovingly remembered by all her family.

Dad (Papa) James Molyneux April 14, 2008 You never said, “I’m leaving,” You never said, “Goodbye.” You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. A million times you’ve been there for us, And even when we cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a special place No one can ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, That day God called you home. - Deeply missed and always remembered by your children, grandchildren and their loving families.

In Loving Memory of GLENN BROADHEAD April 14 I have lost my soul’s companion A life linked with my own; And day by day I miss him more, As I walk through life alone. - Love Jean, Brenda, Donna and families.

If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again. - Sadly missed and always remembered, your loving wife Carol.

Clarence Mack April 15, 2006 A beautiful memory, clearer than gold, Of a Dad whose worth can never be told, There’s a place in our hearts no one can fill, We miss you Dad, and always will. - Liz, Lynn, Rose, Barrie, Shelley and Families.

In Loving Memory of Dianne Seeman April 13, 2007 “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou In five years, it is easy to forget the way a laugh sounds or the way a hug feels. We struggle to keep our favourite memories alive, but we sometimes don’t realize that we are already holding the important things within our hearts. Grandma, five years without you has felt more like twenty. We may not be able to remember the sound of your voice, but we do remember how strong and courageous you were. You were giving and kind and your smile could light up any room. We still miss you every day and you are forever in our hearts. - Ken, Brian, Brent, Melodie & Families.

Gerald Ross April 21, 1930 April 12, 2002 Ten years later we are still guided by your words and example. Your strength and love sustain us. We treasure our wonderful memories of you. - Remembered always by Susie and the family. Raymond Fieber May 12, 1935 - April 14, 2008 Life goes on without you, But nothing is the same, We have to hide our heartache When someone speaks your name. The special years will not return When we were all together But with love inside our hearts You will be with us forever. - Love, your family.

Margaret Fisette June 11, 1955 - April 11, 2008 We miss To hear your voice and see your smile To sit with you and talk awhile, To be together in the same old way Would be our greatest wish today. - Love friends Lise and Arnie

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In Loving Memory of Walter Christenson who passed away April 15, 2000 There’s a bridge of memories From here to Heaven above, That keeps you very close to us It’s called the bridge of love. As time goes by without you And days turn into years, They hold a million memories And a thousand silent tears. To us you were so special What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. - Love your family In Memory of Victor Efford Passed away April 16, 1981 Missed by all. - The Family.

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PHILLIPS In Loving Memory of Mimi Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother who passed away April 11, 2003 Like falling leaves the years go by, But precious memories never die. No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts, you’re always there. - Loved and remembered by husband Gerald, Joe (Bonnie), Barbara (Brian) and Families.

COMING EVENTS Estevan Arts Council STARS FOR SASKATCHEWAN Presents AUDREY ANDRIST PIANIST Sunday, April 22nd 2:30 p.m. St. Paul’s United Church Advance Tickets: Seniors/Adults $20 Teen $15 ~ Child $7 Door: Seniors/Adults $25 Teen $18 ~ Child $8 Tickets at Henders Drugs Concert Sponsor: A&A Jewellery Present ticket for 10% off at Granby’s GIGANTIC AUDITORIUM SALE St. Paul’s United Church Estevan Saturday, April 21st 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Envision seeking more volunteers Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community? Looking for a way to help others? Envision Counselling and Support Centre in Estevan is in need of some volunteers. Envision is planning spring volunteer training and is looking for women who are willing to assist with the 24-hour Abuse/Sexual Assault Support Line. This is the 18th year that the line has been operating throughout southeast Saskatchewan. Last

year, Envision’s line received 420 calls, meaning the need for volunteers is greater than ever. Callers often just want someone to talk to about their situation, some are looking for services and assistance. The volunteers act as a friendly ear and a referral source. The program is actively looking for women available during the day and evenings for training beginning in May. Envision provides 25 hours of comprehensive training

and monthly meetings. Potential volunteers only need a desire to help others, a concern about the issue of violence in our society, and a willingness to listen to others. “When you volunteer, you give part of yourself - your time, energy,

skills and feelings,” said Patt Lenover-Adams, executive director of the program. Volunteers are an important asset to Envision programming and allow the 24-Hour Abuse/ Sexual Assault Line to continue. Envision is in need of

new volunteers to bring them up to full compliment for the line and to ensure the program continues to support individuals in the community. Envision volunteers are able to work out of their own homes with the use of a pager or cellphone. Volunteers with small children at home have not found the line to be a problem or an inconvenience during the daytime shifts. There are at least two people scheduled on the line at all times. The

volunteer on call is never on the line without support and guidance, if needed. A “back-up” person, an experienced volunteer or staff member, is always available. Anyone interested in volunteering may call Envision Counselling and Support Centre at 6374004.

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TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS 2011 CHEV SUBURBAN leather, 4x4, 34,000 kms ...................................... $41,900 2011 GMC TERRAIN SLT2 V6 leather, roof, dvd, nav, 1,800 kms................. $38,700 2011 FORD ESCAPE LTD loaded, only 12,500 kms ...................................... $29,900 2010 CADILLAC SRX loaded, red jewel, AWD, local trade, only 17,000 kms ..... $39,900 2009 GMC EXT 4X4 buckets, remote start, 6.0L V8, great for trailers, 106,000 kms ................................................................................................. $18,700 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CX AWD 64,685 kms, very well equipped ................ $32,880 2009 GMC SIERRA SLT 1500 72,785 kms, Crew, loaded ........................... $25,900 2008 TAHOE HYBRID 4x4 leather, roof, navigation, 34,000 kms.................. $34,700 2008 SATURN VUE AWD a/c. cruise, tilt, pw, pl, 78,000 kms...................... $18,990 2008 CHEV EQUINOX SPORT leather, sunroof, AWD, 64,000 kms, local trade ..................................................................................................... SOLD $21,800 2008 DODGE NITRO 4X4 loaded, only 48,911 kms .................................. $21,800 2008 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD, black, local trade, 101,300 kms ................ $19,900 2008 ACADIA SLT AWD, Red Jewel, tint coat, leather, local trade, 93,000 kms.. $26,900 2008 PONTIAC TORRENT FWD chrome wheels, power equipped, SOLD $16,400 46,400 kms ................................................................................................... 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE AWD, leather, 83,000 kms ........................................ $26,900 2007 CHEV 1500 CREW 4x4 5.3 L, nicely equipped, 176,600SOLD kms ...... only $13,900 2007 CHEV REG CAB 4x4 a/c, cruise, tilt, 73,000 kms............................... SOLD $15,700 2007 GMC YUKON DENALI AWD loaded, local trade, 145,000 kms............ $22,600 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT A/C, pw, pl, cruise, tilt, AWD 110,000 kms ........ $15,700 2007 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 7 pass, 145,611 kms.............................. $9,900 2007 GMC EXT. CAB 4x4 79,600 kms ...................................................... SOLD $18,890 2007 SATURN OUTLOOK FWD quad buckets, rear air & heat, very clean, 81,000 kms ................................................................................................... $18,700 2006 NISSAN MURANO local trade, 90,800 kms ....................................... $12,700 2006 CHEV AVALANCHE cloth, 6 passenger, very clean, 113,000 kms........... $17,900 2006 CHEV AVALANCHE 4X4 leather, 183,000 kms.................................. SOLD $14,900 2005 PONTIAC MONTANA EXT 105,300 kms .......................................... $10,700 2004 CHEV AVALANCHE 4x4 only 117,314 kms....................................... $15,700 2003 FORD EXT CAB heritage edition, very nice, 175,000 kms ...................... SOLD $9,750 2002 CHEV 3/4 CREW DURAMAX 4X4 286,000 KMS .......................... $14,981

TIME TO GO ROW 2011 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2 AWD 19,836 kms, GM company unit, leather, sunroof, memory seats, heated seats, remote start, V6, power roof, rear DVD, nav system, was $34,900..............................................................................................NOW $31,400 2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 53,260 kms, E/C, 3/4, was $31,700 .......................................................................................NOW $28,700 2009 ACURA MDX 46,632 kms, heated leather, sunroof, 7 passenger, white diamond, super handling, AWD, sharp, was $37,770 .........................NOW $35,900 2008 JEEP COMPASS 13,400 kms, loaded, as new, was $19,900.......NOW $18,700

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TRUCKS & VANS TRUCKS FOR SALE: 2008 F-350 XLT Crew - Longbox, Diesel; 2009 F-350 XLT Crew - Longbox, Diesel; 2010 F-350 XLT Crew - Longbox, Diesel; 2011 F-350 XL Crew Longbox, Diesel. For more information, Please Call Rene at 204683-2277.

RVS/CAMPERS/TRAILERS FOR SALE: 1991 Motorhome - 28 Footer. Phone 471-7557. FOR SALE: 2002 Big Sky Montana 3670RL. Presently located at Regina Beach. $26,000. Phone Barry 306-585-2956 or 306-9992956, e-mail: barry.mitchell@halliburton.com <mailto:barry,mitchell @halliburton.com> Will send pictures, details upon request. FOR SALE: 31 Ft. Motorhome, Winnebago. Loaded with many extras. Mint condition. Ready to travel. Phone 306-634-3988.

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2007 HARLEY STREET GLIDE 10,000 miles, mint, 96 cubic inch, GSP trans, chipped and piped......................................................... $17,900

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2009 PONTIAC G8 65,000 kms ...................................................... SOLD $19,995 2009 MAZDA CX-7 40,000km......................................................... $29,900 2009 SEBRING TOURING Very nice car ....................................... $15,995 2008 DODGE CHARGER 68,000 kms............................................ $17,500 2008 VW NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE 64,000 kms ................... $17,995 2006 SATURN ION ........................................................................... $9,995

2008 RPM TOY HAULER, 26 Ft. .................................................... $24,900 2008 ROCKWOOD WINDJAMMER, 28 Ft. .................................... $20,900 SOLD $18,600 2007 TRAIL LITE, 31 Ft. ................................................................. 2006 BRISTOL BAY 5TH WHEEL LOADED ................................. $31,995

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April 6, 1931 March 25, 2012 On Sunday, March 25, Heddie Turnbull, formerly of Estevan, Sask. passed away in High Level, Alta. at the age of 80 years. Heddie is survived by her children, Catherine (Hubert) LaFleur, High Level; Guy (Lisa) Turnbull, Kelowna, B.C.; Alvin (Brenda) Turnbull, Estevan; Edward Turnbull, Estevan and Bryan Turnbull (Charisse Tineda), High Level; daughterin-law, Debbie Turnbull, Estevan; 55 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ada Penno, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Alfrieda Penno; husband, Douglas Turnbull; son, Garry Turnbull and two grandchildren; siblings, Arthur Penno, Walter (Jean) Penno, Herta Kolke and Eda (Hollis) Raymond; and step-mother Nell Penno. Visitation was held on Thursday, March 29 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Funeral Service was held on Friday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Church of God, Estevan, with Pastor Walter and Pastor Clark officiating. Interment followed in Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Heddie Turnbull.

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Ethel Patterson, nee Armstrong, died on March 21, 2012 after 97 years, 10 months, and 18 days of shedding her light in this world. She was predeceased by her husband Tom in 1993. Born the youngest child of Austace and Sarah (nee Freeborn) Armstrong, early settlers in the Warmley district, she grew up in a warm and vibrant family, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. With the exception of seven years working on a farm near Togo with Dad during the Depression, Mother spent her entire life in and near the Warmley district, the setting of her childhood. In 1943, she returned to the original farm that her parents had established - working and living there until the mid-seventies when she and Dad retired to Kisbey. In 1991 she and Dad moved to the Estevan area to be closer to medical treatment. A few years ago, Mother moved to the New Hope Pioneer Lodge in Stoughton where she received loving care in her final years. Wherever Mom was, she became an active member of the community, taking part in social and political affairs, community events, and helping any way she could. Mother believed that food made things work better, so she supplied prodigious amounts of roast turkey, buns, pies, cakes and cookies for every occasion. Also, with her scrupulous record-keeping and accounting skills, she became the chief source of information on a wide variety of topics pertaining to both the family and community. Ethel was predeceased by her parents, Austace and Sarah; her husband, Tom in 1993; all of her brothers and sisters: Bruce, Bill, Mary Harkness, Margaret Powel, and Mabel Ross. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Kathryn) and Donald (Phyllis); her daughter, Shirley (Roger Huber). Her eight grandchildren were the centre of her world and in later years she enjoyed each achievement, wedding, and new great grandchild. Her grandchildren who were honourary pallbearers are: Kelley Patterson, Garth Patterson, Mark Peters, Michael Peters, Suzanne Patterson-Bell, Scott Patterson, Kim Parish, and Dr. David Patterson. She was a great grandmother to 21 great grandchildren, and an aunt to many nieces and nephews scattered across Canada. Although gone, Mother will never be forgotten. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. from Kisbey United Church, Kisbey, Sask. with Reverend D. Laforet officiating. Interment was held at Warmley Cemetery, Kisbey, Sask. Donations may be made in memory of Ethel to the Warmley Cemetery Fund, c/o Stoughton/Kisbey Credit Union. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com Arrangements were entrusted to: Fletcher Funeral Chapels Ltd. Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306-842-5432

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Hill View Manor happenings By Eunice Massett Hill View Manor Correspondent I can’t believe we are already one quarter of the way through 2012! I am looking forward to retirement and if time continues to fly this fast, it will be here before I know it. With the passing of time comes the change of seasons and we are certainly enjoying the beautiful weather. The blanket of brown is turning a lovely green and my mind is busy anticipating the planting of the gardens and flowers that the residents enjoy so much. The buds on the trees are peeking out from their constricting winter cocoon ready to burst forth with splendour and announce new life. I love spring! All the new growth is so encouraging and a reminder that no matter what struggle you may be going through, there comes the newness of another season. Do not give up, trust in your higher power and know that as dark seasons end, you will experience the newness of

positive answers and you will grow stronger because of your struggle to break free of the problem that restrained you. Wow, that was a mouthful, but it is very true. I have realized the promise of brand new positives many times and each one affords me the tools I need to grow and to remain strong through the next tough time. Life is not always fair and it is a journey filled with mountains and valleys, but you can travel it with courage and joy if you so choose. So, hang in there if this is for you, there is new growth for you in the next season, perhaps even today! Hill View has been busy as usual with activities and entertainment. Our residents went on a lovely van ride on Friday to Roche Percee and surrounding area. John Ward, Tom Cundall, Evelyn Johnson, Audrey Torgunrud, Kay Melle and Olga Hill rode along for the tour and really enjoyed it. They don’t often get the opportunity to see the countryside and it brings

back lots of memories for them as they reminisce about “the good old days.” Can you imagine Audrey Torgunrud, who will turn 102 on April 18, out enjoying a van ride with her friends! Amazing! On Thursday, March 29, two of our residents, Bob Larter and Kay Wilson organized a KFC supper for the staff. They wanted to show their appreciation for all their care. They also organized a little music program, asking some of the staff to show off their talents, as well as Kay reading a beautiful poem that she wrote for them. Twentysix of the staff came out and we had a great time. Thank you Kay and Bob! It is so nice to know that we are appreciated, and it sure does not have to be in a monetary way like that, but it was wonderful. We know that the clients love us, as we do them. It is time to remember one of our dear residents who passed away quite some time ago. I do apologize for being tardy with this, but it does not

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Midale happenings Creighton Lodge news By Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The M.O.R.E. 2000 Fun-D-Raiser Auction will take place on Saturday, April 14. Tickets for the event will be on sale at local businesses until Friday afternoon at a cost of $15 each. After that, you will have to contact Catrina Moldenhauer to get tickets, and if there are any left, they will be sold at the door. Don’t be disappointed - buy early! Anybody still wanting to donate items to the auction may call Catrina to arrange a pickup or drop-off. Cocktails and browsing will begin at 5:30 p.m., supper will be at 6 p.m. and the live and Dutch auctions will begin at 6:45. Come out and enjoy a great supper, visit with friends and enjoy the auction! Midale Central School will once again be sending home paper copies of the school newsletter due to overwhelming requests. It is their hope that everyone has become familiar with their website and will continue to use it. Visit it anytime at www.cornerstonesd.ca and follow the links. Midale Central School participated in the Red Cross Pink Shirt Day and stood up and said “NO” to bullying on Wednesday, April 4. The school was flooded with a sea of white with pink No

Bullying T-shirts. In the morning, the Kindergarten to Grade 4 students and Grades 5-12 all watched videos pertaining to bullying. These videos were very informative, moving and inspirational and the students seemed to enjoy them immensely. Next, the students engaged in a small snack of juice boxes and cookies before proceeding out to the playground structure where a school picture was taken showing the strength in numbers and support for Pink Day. After this, the all of the school students and staff proceeded to walk around town, showing their determination and support to stop bullying. Upon returning to the school, a pizza lunch was provided for the entire school and staff, compliments of the SCC. After lunch, the students were split into teams and a variety of games were played where co-operation, patience, acceptance and support were applied and shown towards all team members. At times, the competitiveness was so grand that it was impossible to hear yourself think or even talk due to the intense screaming and cheering for one’s team. All in all, the day was a huge success. It was great to see students of all ages, ideas, values and beliefs working so well together in support for not only of their team, but for the important “Stop Bully-

ing” message. Midale Central School will be holding a bike rodeo for the elementary students on Wednesday, April 25. Reports cards were handed out on April 4. The staff appreciates all those who took the time to attend the parent-student interviews. Adult badminton has now come to an end. Midale Cooperative Playschool is now registering for the 2012-13 school year. Children must be three years of age as of September 2012. Call Melissa Rasmuson at 4587996 to register your child. The Midale 39ers held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 3 with 13 members in attendance. It was decided that the annual general cleaning of the hall will take place on April 18 starting at 9 a.m. The 39ers will host a Mother’s Day tea from 2 - 4 p.m. on May 13. Vicepresident Albert Penill will take over as president on May 1 and Ferdy Kuhn will step down as president and take on the vicepresident’s position. Edith Messer was briefly hospitalized in Estevan, and has since returned to Midale. Edith’s son, Rodney and Glenna Messer along with her granddaughter Elisa with her husband Pat McCoy made a brief trip to Midale to visit with Edith and family. They all reside in B.C.

Submitted by Judy Pratt & Shelly Veroba The month of March was utterly fabulous at Creighton Lodge. We officially saw some rumbling of the new lounge being started. Construction companies, architects and engineers have been coming through to check out where our new lounge is going to be erected. Many generous business, people and organizations have stepped forward and given donations towards our new lounge and we are just in awe of their generosity towards the seniors of Creighton Lodge. Our trust committee members have been busy pounding the pavement spreading the word about the great things happening at Creighton Lodge and we thank you for giving them your time and allowing them to spend some time with you while they talk to you about what Creighton Lodge is all about. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Panteluk Construction, The Spectra Foundation, United Way Estevan, the Legion Poppy Fund, the Knights of Columbus, Joe and Gloria Trobert, KRJ Fabricating, Pongo Holdings, McGillicky Construction, The Sereggela family, Apex Distribution, Bienfait Lions Club, Prairie Rat Hole, Do-All Metal Fabricating, Cathedral Insurance and Estevan Meter for your wonderful donations towards our lounge expansio. The seniors who live in Creighton Lodge send out a thank you that is filled with sincere appreciation! They truly feel

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loved and supported by their communities! The residents held a bake sale on March 31 and raised $1800 that the resident council will be donating to the lounge expansion project. Kudos to the families and friends who supported the bake sale. Lori, our excellent cook in the Creighton Lodge kitchen, did so much baking towards the sale that she was scared it would never all sell ... boy, was she wrong! It all sold like hotcakes. Another big thanks to Barb and Courtney, another two fabulous cooks in the Creighton Lodge kitchen who used all their spare time baking cookies, cupcakes and muffins for the sale to ensure its success, and finally thank you to the families who brought in those special treats that all the bake sale guests enjoyed. It was a huge team effort that made the Easter bake sale a great success. Our residents enjoyed their exercise time with Kelly and Audrey. Monica is still away and we miss her, but we know she needs to have holidays too. Without these ladies giving us their time each week, we sure wouldn’t be in such great shape. Thank you to the Living Hope Church, the Church of Christ, the Salvation Army and the Alliance Church for bringing us such beautiful Sunday services in March. Also thank you to the Catholic Church who brings us mass each Friday morning. You are all wonderful people and we enjoy spending time worshipping with you. The musical groups were so filled with life in March. Freddie and the Freebies, The Church of Christ, The Happy Wanderers, Eileen Roche and Ella Messer, the kids in the Spruce Ridge

• 3 vacancies • Full time positions • Experience an asset, however, employer is willing to train • $13.50 starting wage Please fax Resume to 634-2019 or email to city728@hotmail.com

Choir, Ellen Foster and the Hermans all shared their musical talents with us, and we thank you. You provide us with the chance to dance with our walkers, tap our toes and reminisce of the days gone by when we would spend our weekends at the community dance hall. Oh, the memories we have! Again, thank you so much for allowing us to relive those moments! On Thursday, March 8 we celebrated International Women’s Day by having the women from Envision bring us beautiful roses. Thank you so much for thinking of us on this day that honors women! We welcomed Ray Holmes and Olive and Earl Aspinall to our Creighton Lodge family in March. They are settling in quite nicely and it feels like they have been here for years. We had our first monthly cocktail hour on Thursday, March 29. It was a hit with something for everyone including wine, cranberry coolers and ginger ale. The sweet potato chips were a hit too. Everyone enjoyed socializing with one another and being able to just relax on the couches. We had two special guests with us during the cocktail hour and they are always welcome at Creighton Lodge. Another little guest crashed the cocktail party with a surprise for her favourite pal and she, too, is always welcome at the lodge! We are ending our column this month with a special goodbye to our friend and supporter of the lodge, Rod Fagerheim. He was a wonderful man who would stop by the lodge to see his friends. Rod, you will be missed by your friends at Creighton Lodge and we take peace in knowing that you are with the Lord!

Now Hiring

Full/Part time SERVERS & BARTENDERS Resumes can be dropped off at: The Black Grasshopper Pub Attention: Chris 96 King St. Estevan, SK

EARN UP TO $10,000/YEAR IN BONUS (PAID QUARTERLY) Weatherford Canada Partnership provides a wide range of oil and gas services to national, integrated and independent oil and gas companies around the world, using fit-for-purpose technologies. We are a dynamic, growing organization and offer a competitive salary with a quarterly bonus, benefits with no waiting period and a matched RRSP plan. We are currently hiring Wellsite Operators/Supervisors for our base in Grande Prairie, AB. Positions are also available in Red Deer, AB and Weyburn, SK.

WELL TESTING OPERATORS/SUPERVISORS JOB# 11196 Experienced hands and supervisors would be an asset however entry level Operators would be provided hands-on training (week long school) and have the opportunity to advance into supervisory positions. The Operator is an entry level position to gain operational experience in maintaining and operating various components of the Production Testing Services equipment. Working under the direct supervision of the Sr. Operator and/or Supervisor, the Operator will assist in safely carrying out rig-in/rig-out procedures, accurate data collection, reporting and performing general duties as assigned. The Senior Operator provides operational experience in maintaining and operating various components of the Production Testing Services equipment. With little or no supervision, carry out rig-in/rig-out procedures, accurate data collection, computer reporting and performing general duties as assigned to ensure job specifications are met. The Supervisor operates and maintains equipment in a safe manner to ensure job specifications are met. This position supervises field personnel and assists Senior Operators as required including the training of new Operators.

Requirements:

Rearden Well Servicing requires individuals interested in continuing their career in the Service Rig Industry for the following positions.

•• OPERATOR OPERATOR • DERRICKHAND DERRICKHAND • EXPERIENCED SERVICE RIGHANDS • SERVICE RIGHANDS Please fax resume complete with any valid training certiÀcates and valid driver’s license to 306-842-1877. E-mail: neiszner.rearden@sasktel.net or contact Curtis at 306-861-4851.

• 2+ years experience working in a well testing and or production operations environment would be an asset. • High School Graduate • Physically fit • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license with less than 5 demerits • Valid H2S and First Aid Certification an asset (will provide training) • Good organizational skills to handle large quantities of paperwork • Consistent and concise communication skills- written and/ verbal – with field personnel and customer representatives • Proficient computer skills using a wide variety of software programs • Able to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines • Willing to be "ON-CALL" • Willing to travel and work away from home for an extended period.

Please fax a resume and drivers abstract to: (306) 842-0676 or

Apply online at www.weatherford.jobs

DRILLING / EVALUATION / COMPLETION / PRODUCTION / INTERVENTION


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Estevan Girls Softball is looking for umpires. Earn extra money while enjoying the game of softball. We will even help train you if needed. Contact Wade Wrubleski at 634-5469 for more information

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

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

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Three Star Trucking Ltd. Crude Oil and Water Hauling Alida SK S0C 0B0

Dispatching Position Available • Must have oilfield experience • Wages negotiable upon experience • Benefit package available • Send resumes to threestar@sasktel.net

Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 140 Applications are being accepted for the following positions:

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS (Substitute) St. Mary’s School, Sacred Heart School Estevan, SK For full details on this position go to: www.holyfamilyrcssd.ca

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Part-Time Administrative Assistant Macoun School, Macoun SK.

Full-Time Dental Assistant Looking for a hard working, self motivated individual for a busy cosmetic & restorative practice. Dentrix experience preferred but not necessary. Please apply in person to:

Dr. Crooks 1322 3rd St. ~ Estevan, SK S4A 0S2

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FULL TIME PETROLEUM DRIVER SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Southern Plains Co-op invites applications for the position of a

PETROLEUM DRIVER SALES REPRESENTATIVE

634-2654

This position reports to the Petroleum Manager. The candidate must have a Class 3 A license. A key job duty of this position will be fuel delivery and promoting a strong customer contact program as well and keeping high standards at the location.

JOURNEYMAN WELDER

Applicants must possess a positive, ambitious attitude with outstanding interpersonal skills. Previous experience in fuel delivery and/or previous experience at a retail Co-op will be considered an asset. Southern Plains Co-op offers a comprehensive salary and beneÀts package, and excellent opportunities for advancement.

Experience in mig, tig and air arc welding preferred. Some of the many benefits to consider when applying for a position at Bert Baxter Transport in Estevan:

• Full time, permanent employment • Full benefits packages available • Clean, safe work environment Interested applicants can fax to: 306-634-4258 or email: brenda.jensen@bbaxtertransport.ca

Please apply with resume to Carol McKay - Human Resources Manager Southern Plains Co-op 826 4th Street Estevan Fax 634-3199 or Email c.mckay@southernplainscoop.com

Building Leaders. Driving Success. 1-866-GO-FLINT www.flintenergy.jobs

Supreme Oilfield Construction Ltd. is an industry leader in oilfield services and we strive to provide the highest quality of service and safety when it comes to oilfield maintenance, facility construction, welding, lease builds and preparation, and trucking. We specialize in fiberglass pipeline installation. We are currently seeking applicants for the following full-time positions in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

Due to Increasing Growth and Expansion We Want YOU to Join Weatherford Weatherford Canada Partnership, provides a wide range of oil and gas services to national, integrated and independent oil and gas companies around the world, using fitfor-purpose technologies. We are a dynamic, growing organization and offer a competitive salary, benefits with no waiting period and a matched RRSP plan. We are currently hiring the following position for our Drilling Tools (Rentals) Division in Estevan, SK.

SHOP TECHNICIAN - DRILLING TOOLS JOB# 8638 This position will be responsible for maintaining various equipment, communicating to Supervisor any unsafe working conditions that are observed and adhere to safe working procedures, learning and performing equipment maintenance and repairs as assigned and actively participating in all safety meetings. In addition, performing shop housekeeping and general duties as assigned in a safe manner.

Requirements: • Grade 12 diploma (or equivalent). • Team player with a positive attitude. • Able to interact and perform successfully within a team environment. • Mechanically inclined, self starter working with limited supervision. • Able to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. • Must have clean abstract and valid class 5 drivers license

Safety Administrator • Able to facilitate the safety paperwork within our operations • Maintain safety filling system • Must have an interest in safety or interested to pursue a career in safety • 1 - 2 years of proven experience We offer: • • • • •

Competitive wages Benefits and RRSP package Room for advancement for qualified candidate We have compensation program to assist apprentices for training Safety training courses provided

Our benefits package and training and development programs are one of the key reasons why candidates choose Carson as their 'employer of choice'. Supreme Oilfield Construction provides employees with all of the tools they need to grow and excel both personally and professionally. APPLY NOW at www.flintenergy.jobs, call our Recruitment Toll-Free line at 1-866-GO-FLINT (1-866-463-5468) or contact Kent Pachal – Controller at 306-6345533, Fax: 306-634-6949 or e-mail hr@carsonenergyservices.com

Please fax a resume and drivers abstract to: (306) 634-3404 or

Apply online at www.weatherford.jobs using the job # 8638

Thank you to all who apply; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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CAREERS Facilities Manager

General Cleaner Location: North Portal, Saskatchewan

Southeast Regional College is seeking a full-time Facilities Manager to be responsible for overseeing the care and maintenance of the College facilities across the region. This supervisory Out-Of-Scope position will build and maintain relationships with College staff to achieve the following key responsibilities: set, manage and align budgets, create and implement on-going maintenance schedules and inventories; identify, complete or oversee completion of minor repairs or renovations; develop standards and policy to ensure all locations meet regulatory requirements; negotiate, amend and manage lease relationships; manage vehicle fleet and equipment trailers. Location: This position can be based in either Estevan or Weyburn with extensive travel in the College region. Minimum Qualifications: The completion of grade 12 or equivalent and multiple years of experience in similar roles; 5G Clean drivers abstract; Firemans Certificate; Refrigeration plant operators certificate and/or preference given to 4th Class Steam Engineer Certification.

Salary: $16.99 to $18.47/hour Reference Number: SVC12J-010199-000032 Open to: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad For more information, including screening criteria and how to apply, please visit the Public Service Commission of Canada website at www.jobs.gc.ca or call Infotel at 1-800-645-5605. Persons with hearing impairments may call via TTY at 1-800-532-9397.

Application Deadline: April 23, 2012

The closing date for all applications is April 16, 2012.

Applications to:

Where minds and possibilities meet.

Director, Human Resources Southeast Regional College #8 - 4th Street NE, Weyburn, SK S4H 2Z9 Phone: (306) 848-2532, Fax: (306) 848-2524 Email: careers@southeastcollege.org

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12042DS00 Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time. If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you. Now hiring Canyon Champions for the following positions:

Class 1 or 3 Drivers / Operators: Fracturing, Nitrogen, Coil, Cement & Acid Supervisors: Fracturing, Nitrogen, Coil, Cement & Acid Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f Willing to work flexible hours f Current abstract

f Team oriented f Clean Class 1 or 3 license an asset f Safety Focused

Why Canyon? f Dynamic and rapidly growing company f Premium compensation package

f Paid technical and leadership training f Career advancement opportunities

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

How to apply: email: hr@canyontech.ca fax: (403) 356-1146 website: www.canyontech.ca

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We currently have an opening at our Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre located in Estevan, SK.

SALES AGRONOMIST Sales Agronomists are a key part of the operations at Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centres. This position is responsible for delivering agronomic support to Richardson Pioneer customers by providing accurate and current crop production information to improve overall farm profitability. The ideal candidate will have a degree related to Agriculture, several years of agronomy/crop inputs sales experience and hold a Professional Agrologist designation or be eligible to obtain one. They will have excellent customer service, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong computer competencies. A Certified Crop Advisor designation would be considered an asset.

Richardson International is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds. We sell crop inputs and related services through our western network of Ag Business Centres and actively participate in canola processing as one of North America’s largest suppliers of canola oil and meal. In all areas of our business, Richardson continues to provide high-quality products and superior customer service.

Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities.

Interested candidates should apply online by visiting www.richardson.ca to upload their cover letter and résumé before April 23, 2012. For more information on this position and other career opportunities visit www.richardson.ca


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Woodlawn Regional Park is seeking to fill the following seasonal positions (April - September) Park Manager Reporting to the Board of Directors the Park Manager is responsible for the management of the entire park, including all staff, planning, scheduling and overseeing bookings and all operations of the park.

AREA ADMINISTRATOR, ESTEVAN Eagle Well Servicing, a division of IROC Energy Services Partnership, is a dynamic, growing public company focused on addressing the diverse needs of the oil and gas industry. We are looking for an Area Administrator in the Estevan location. We offer competitive pay, beneÀts and opportunities for advancement.

Key Accountabilities: * Reception duties, mail, and couriers * Review resumes, contact applicants * Orientations and process new hire documentation * Schedule training and maintain central crew spreadsheet * Ensure holiday coverage and crew placement as required * Address Àeld personnel concerns and identify areas for improvement * Additional responsibilities as required

QualiÀcations: * Knowledge of business operations * Able to multi-task, prioritize and organize * Able to concentrate in a fast paced environment * Excellent working knowledge of MS OfÀce Word and Excel * Excellent communication (verbal and written) * Strong interpersonal skills and interviewing skills * Able to work independently and in a team environment

Has an opening in their

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

Melanie Tribiger, Production Manager prepress@estevanmercury.ca The Estevan Mercury Box 730 Estevan, SK., S4A 2A6

Please apply quoting job reference number IROC06-12 to: Attention: Human Resources Manager Email: careers@iroccorp.com Fax: (403) 699-1110 Website: www.iroccorp.com

Glacier Interactive Media a division of Glacier Media Inc

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Job Title: Digital Sales Specialist, Prairie Region Company: Glacier Interactive Media, a division of Glacier Media Inc Location: Regina or Saskatoon Background: Glacier Media Group is a leading information Communications Company focused on the provision of essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. The Digital team is responsible for the growth of visitors engaging in our digital products and for the generation of revenues via the digital channel. Glacier’s interactive products include numerous consumer and business verticals including, content, news, real estate, deals and more. Role: The successful candidates’ objective will be to drive online advertising sales revenue in Glacier Media’s local newspaper group through the continued development and implementation of our digital sales strategy. Your primary focus will be to drive online revenue for Glacier’s present and future online properties (including but not limited to: DealMate.ca, newspaper websites, directories, social media, e-newsletters, etc.) Responsibilities * Develop and enhance existing tools/materials and sales/marketing kit that is active across multiple locations * Identify local advertisers who are high-potential online clients; generate proposals and effectively demonstrate the benefits of local online advertising * Help maintain, manage and grow a sales pipeline * Contribute to specific revenue targets * Build enthusiasm and momentum around digital sales activities at a local level * Occasionally accompany sales representatives on “four-legged calls” to maximize training and impartation of digital presentation skills * Provide accurate and timely reporting with respect to all sales activity (including, but not limited to: call reports, pipeline, revenue target tracking) Confidentiality is not a duty but a requirement and an expectation. Special Requirements and Other Responsibilities: * Ongoing, regular travel throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (up to 75% travel required) * Perform various duties as assigned * Consistently acquiring and sharing knowledge around current industry trends and formats Skills / Qualifications * Negotiation, Knowledge of Interactive Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google +1, LinkedIn), Prospecting Skills, Selling to Customer Needs, Presentation Skills, Vendor relationships, Internet Presence, Technical Understanding, Closing Skills. Reliable vehicle and driver’s license. Interested Candidates should submit a completed resume and cover letter to: Jennifer Gibson, Manager Digital Sales; jgibson@glaciermedia.ca Deadline for Submissions: Please reply by April 30, 2012 Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.

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Park Superintendent We are seeking an individual to supervise the daily operations of the park. Primary function is to schedule and supervise the maintenance staff, cleaning staff and gate attendants. The Park Superintendent will carry out the direction of the management board including programs, policies, procedures. The Superintendent will also communicate with park patrons and the Board of Directors. A seasonal camp site would be made available for this position if required.

Evenings and Weekends Supervisor During evening & weekends, the Supervisor will be the primary contact for camper concerns and park supervision. This person will assist with the overall management of the park. Seasonal campers are encouraged to apply for this position.

Gate Attendants Gat attendants are required to provide customer service while attending to the front gate of Woodlawn Regional Park. Duties include booking camp sites, selling entrance passes and being a primary contact with patrons of the park.

Interested applicants are invited to submit resumes prior to April 12th to one of the following: E-mail: woodlawnpark@sasktel.net Fax: 634-2223 No phone calls please.


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FULL TIME DAY WASH PERSON

TOWER CAFÉ Help wanted for 5 food and beverage servers. Full time permanent employment to serve food, greet customers, present menu and bill. Salary $11.00 per hour.

Monday to Friday Apply in person to:

Previous experience preferred but not required.

238 4th St. POSITION AVAILABLE The Estevan Arts Council is seeking a

Program Assistant to work under the direction of the arts council. Individual will assist with arranging and promoting the council’s programs, grant applications and follow-up reports and be available for media interviews and presentations to community groups. Position will be part-time with Áexible hours up to 15 hours per week. Starting salary $16/hour. Information on the council programs may be found on our website: www.estevanartscouncil.com Apply, with resume by May 4, 2012 to: Estevan Arts Council 701 Souris Avenue ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2T1

Contact Pete at 634-2220 or apply with resume in person.

The R.M. of Benson No. 35 requires a

FULL-TIME EQUIPMENT OPERATOR until freeze-up, for road repairs, Àxing culverts, mowing, rock picking and other miscellaneous duties. State qualiÀcations, hourly wage expected and references. Forward applications by:

May 1, 2012

To Box 69, Benson, Saskatchewan, S0C 0L0 (634-9410) or fax to 634-8804 or rm35@sasktel.net

SOUTHEAST TRADER

EXPRESS is looking for a

Carrier

Has an opportunity for employment within our lending department. The position is for a Loans OfÀcer and reports directly to the Manager of Lending. QualiÀcations include: • Grade 12 education and 1 to 3 years of related job experience. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • An understanding of the legal and legislative requirements associated with lending. • An agriculture background • Effective computer skills and the ability to communicate well with others Salary will commensurate with qualiÀcations and experience. A comprehensive beneÀt package is provided. Credit Union owned housing is available if required Please submit your resume by April 20, 2012 to: Attn: Adele Terrett, Manager of Lending Torquay Credit Union Tribune Branch Box 129 Tribune, Sask. S0C 2M0 Ph: (306) 456-2215 Fax: (306) 456-2558 Tribune Branch Adele.terrett@torquay.cu.sk.ca Only those under consideration will be contacted.

for Ambassador / Willow Park Greens. Approximately 210 papers, To be delivered Friday. The papers are brought to your door for delivery.

Your future starts here!

General Managers If you have a drive for excellence and the commitment to provide great leadership in the family casual food service industry this may be the opportunity for you. Send your resume today to: sfee@smittys.ca bryantviss@shaw.ca derrickmotorhotel@gmail.com

MAINTENANCE/LUBE PERSON Duties will include: • car wash maintenance • some lube bay work Apply in person to:

238 4th St.

STC Bus Depot Delivery Driver • 1 full time position • Monday to Friday • Experience an asset, however, employer is willing to train

Motel Supervisor • 1 full time position • Minimum grade 12 • 2-3 years experience required, basic computer skills Please fax Resume to 634-2019 or email to city728@hotmail.com

If interested call Gayle

634-2654

SKID STEER OPERATORS • Experienced Operators Only

Labourers • Water & Sewer Line Installations • Construction Experience an Asset We offer full time, year round employment, top wages, beneÀts package, proÀt sharing and more for the right individual. Valid drivers license & safety tickets required. Talk to us soon and join our team. Send Resume to:

Attn: Dave Mack Estevan, Sk. • Fax: (306) 634-6639 email: dave.turnbullexcavating@sasktel.net

The Pure Energy Early Learning Centre & Estevan Daycare Co-operative is currently seeking energetic and enthusiastic educators to join our team. Interested applicants should possess ECE Level I or higher or be willing to obtain. Transferable credits include Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Licensed Practical Nurse, Homecare/Special Care Aide, and Education Assistant. Applicants should also possess strong communication skills and an interest in on-going learning and professional development. A Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Check, TB Test, and First Aid/CPR Level ‘C’ are required. Wage scale is in place depending on education. Full benefits package is available for full time employees after a three (3) month probationary period. Please apply with a resume including references by fax, e-mail or in person to the attention of: Kayla Mathison 322 Souris Ave N, Estevan, SK S4A 1J7 estevandaycare@sasktel.net 1-306-634-5868 (Phone) • 1-306-634-5861 (Fax)

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B24 April 11, 2012

Estevan Mercury

c ommuni ty campaign Helping build the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home

... The Future Of Elder Care In Estevan Goal of $8 Million Our elders living in the current building have led long, productive lives, contributing to the community and to society. The Estevan Regional Nursing Home is outdated and cramped. Now the elders of Estevan deserve the best we can offer.

$4,6000,000

A new facility is urgently needed to provide ongoing care for the elders of Estevan and surrounding communities who cannot live without around the clock assistance. A new nursing home will allow residents to live in dignity, with the level of special care they require at this stage in their lives.

The Hearthstone Community Campaign was formed to raise $8 million from the local community. The province, through Sun Country Health Region, will fund the remaining 80 percent of the total cost.

The Problem: • The current nursing home, built in 1967, does not meet provincial standards for space, infection control and accessibility • Rooms are 45% smaller than the current standard • Cannot accommodate modern equipment • No storage, not even for personal belongings • Washroom facilities are not private, only curtains are available for privacy.

The Solution: • A new state of the art 72 bed facility • Located adjacent to St. Joseph’s Hospital • Will become a Centre of Excellence for senior care • Warm home-like environment with a philosophy of care that strives to eliminate the feelings of loneliness, helplessness and boredom

You can be part of the Hearthstone Community Campaign to build a new regional nursing home in Estevan. Spread the word, volunteer to help, make your thoughtful, generous gift. Phone: 306-461-8306 • E-mail: vivianl@nernh.ca • Website: www.nernh.ca

c om mu n ity ca m pa ig n Helping build the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home


Estevan Mercury - April 11, 2012