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June 13, 2012

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Standing Committee Meets in Estevan

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Estevan’s annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society was down in numbers but still high in spirits and enthusiasm. The Relay for Life, held over Saturday night until Sunday morning at the Civic Auditorium, saw 11 teams participate, with all but one raising more than $2,500. Local participants as a group brought in $60,758. Patrick Fisher, event chair, said even though there were fewer teams, all entries were “dedicated and fantastic.” The total was short of their lofty goal, but Fisher said he was happy with the support they received this year. “I’m very happy with the turnout,” he said. “Together we’ll continue to fight back so that one day, no one in Estevan will have to hear those dreadful words: you have cancer.” Fisher added that it’s the individual efforts of local groups across the country that make Relay for Life the enormous fundraiser it is. “The relay movement is only as strong as the individual events that make up this phenomenon we know as the Relay for Life.” The night included plenty of entertainment, from musical performers and auctions, to a head shave. Marilyn Coates, cancer survivor and honourary

Marilyn Coates (centre) joined the other cancer survivors on hand for the Relay for Life survivors’ lap, during the Relay at the Civic Auditorium on June 9. co-chair, preached the virtues of sunscreen to protect from harmful exposure to the sun. “My message is to be diligent with sunscreen, and look after your children and grandchildren,” she told the crowd prior to the walk. Coates was diagnosed with melanoma and noted that within a very short time, a mark on her neck grew. She didn’t think was something to be concerned with until the tests came back for Stage 4 melanoma. She was among the roughly 50 survivors who attended the event, opening the evening’s activities

with a lap of the Civic, each dressed in a yellow T-shirt, holding a rose. “Use that sunscreen and enjoy this summer. I’ve been 12 years cancer-free. I was honoured to (act as honourary co-chair) this year. This is the first year I’ve ever taken part in Relay for Life.” Brent Olfert represented Apex, the event sponsor. Olfert was diagnosed with cancer last year and is now a survivor himself. “We saw it first hand last year, what it can be like when cancer hits a group,” he said. “Everybody was there to support us. We’re

honoured to be here today to celebrate with all the survivors and honour the memory of those who lost their battle.” Catherine Moore of the Canadian Cancer Society in Toronto noted the benefits of hosting the Relay for Life indoors. She said she was at a relay event a week before Estevan’s and disaster struck the event with wind and rain. They had to quickly move indoors to take shelter. The local relay was moved into the Civic last year because of wet conditions, and Fisher said for the time being, that’s where it

will stay. “We’d already booked the Civic. After seeing the weather and seeing what had happened the last couple of days, I think this was the right decision. Some of them do want to get back outside, but for the time being it is a little easier to plan inside.” He added that some relayers want to take the event back outside, but when bad weather hits, nobody likes being outside. “When people plan to be outside, they picture a nice, warm, summery (day) but that’s not common in Saskatchewan.”

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The CEO of the Sun Country Health Region says the organization will investigate the concerns raised about the Estevan Regional Nursing Home last week. In an interview with The Mercury Monday, Marga Cugnet said Sun Country is having private conversations with the family of Mary Mack and will look into the allegations they made about the neglectful care and possible abuse of their mother. Cugnet added she would like to ensure the public they take any allegations very seriously. “We’ve got this family that is in this situation of ex-

Marga Cugnet pressing concerns to us, but other families are reading this type of thing as well,” said Cugnet. “We want to assure them that everything is being looked at.” Frustrated by what they felt was a lack of action by Sun Country, Mack’s children went public with their concerns to The Mercury in May. In an article that

appeared on June 6, Mack’s daughter, Maggie Dupuis, spoke about a number of concerns they had regarding their mother’s care. As well, a former employee of ERNH also went public about the environment of bullying and intimidation among staff members that they felt might be a contributing factor to the issues raised by Dupuis. Cugnet said the health region has already been in contact with the family and would like to meet with them further to discuss the concerns, something she noted they appear open to. They have also begun a preliminary investigation. “The manager (of ERNH) is well aware of the concerns and she has

already started doing some investigation,” said Cugnet who added that the process when an issue arises, is to have someone in their quality care department to set up a meeting with all of the applicable parties. However, because the Mack family has raised some conflict of interest concerns regarding the local quality care employee, Cugnet said they have given the case to another SCHR employee. They have also decided to bring in the provincial quality co-ordinator as a third party observer. “We want a home-like environment for our residents that they feel secure in when they are being looked after, not just for the residents themselves

but also for the families as well. We have always tried to have that environment of communication between the family and the staff. “Our objective is to continue on with that and hopefully improve it and in this case obviously things haven’t been working in terms of communication. It’s unfortunate to have to go through this venue to get through this, but the family were aware that we had contacted them already and wanted to talk to them.” While speaking to The Mercury, both Dupuis and the former ERNH employee said the majority of workers at the long-term care facility are terrific caregivers and that a small group of employees are ⇢ A2

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City council passes tax increase by Chad Saxon Of The Mercury Estevan property owners are being asked to do their part to help the City dig out of its infrastructure hole. City council voted Monday night to raise property taxes by one mill, a move that will give them roughly $380,000 more to work with in 2012. The decision to raise taxes was not a unanimous one as Councillors Roy Ludwig and Brian Johnson both voted against the move. During the debate in chambers, Ludwig said he was in favour of raising taxes by half a mill this year. He added with the decision to remove the tax exemption on commercial properties from the CANDO program in 2013, the City will have more money to work with in the future. “I believe we can make do with half a mill without any major misfortune befalling the city,”

he said. Councillor Chris Istace, who along with Lynn Chipley, Dennis Moore and Mayor Gary St. Onge voted for the increase, said raising taxes half a mill would merely cover inflationary costs such as salary increases. “We are still not at the point where we are meeting the demands of our citizens,” Istace said. “We need to get ahead of the game if we are going to tackle the biggest issue in Estevan which is, of course, growth. Without an increase in the tax rate, how are we going to get ahead? “ Wi t h y o u r c r e d i t card, if you are only making minimum monthly payments you will be paying that thing off for a long time. We need to get ahead and have a little more money in the coffers. We really need to get aggressive.” Moore said two and a half years ago the City

made a number of promises to residents such as improved sidewalks and many of those same people are still waiting for work to commence. He said the increase was needed so they can have the financial flexibility to get to those jobs. Chipley said she also

more, we have to pay our contractors more, we see that every time a tender comes in. It costs money to run this city, but I think if we do a good job and we spend a little more now and make it an attractive place to live, a lot of people that are coming to

“I would like to see us somehow claw our way out of debt so if some of this is used to pay down the debt, great,” he said. “But as soon as we get a dollar in our hand, we all want to see what we can do with it.” While speaking to

and they should get a lot done this year,” he said. “There may be an opportunity in the next couple of years to get a lot of work done. The list of work is endless and it all comes to how much money you need. “I am concerned about

“We need to get ahead of the game if we are going to tackle the biggest issue in Estevan which is, of course, growth. Without an increase in the tax rate, how are we going to get ahead? - Chris Istace

feels the one mill increase is warranted, noting the City needs to spend money if anything is going to get done. “It’s really popular to say hold the line, hold the line,” she said. “But we have to pay our staff

work here might actually stay and that should be our long-term goal.” Johnson said he agreed with Ludwig that a half mill increase was enough provided the City was careful with how it spends taxpayer money.

the media after Monday’s meeting, St. Onge said the decision was a tough one, but after years of small increases they needed to bite the bullet and raise taxes by a full point. “There is so much work that needs to be done

the people on a fixed income, like myself. You always would rather not (raise taxes), but I do hear over and over again from people I deal with is they don’t have a big problem as long as they see work being done.”

Further concerns raised about issues at ENRH ⇠ A1 responsible for any problems. It was also noted the group has created a culture of intimidation that has stopped some employees from speaking out. Cugnet said for Sun Country to tackle any problems, they need their employees to come for-

ward to them and alert them to any issues whether it be abuse or bullying in the workplace. “We have an expectation from all the staff themselves that if they see something that could be perceived as abusive or is abusive, that they have to report that immediately

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and report it to the manager or even on weekends report it to the senior manager on call so that things can be set into place right away,” she said. “We have done several bullying and harassment sessions with all the staff at Estevan Regional and they are not the only facility — we do that at other sites as well. But it’s better if you have particulars so if a staff (member) comes forward and talks to us and says ‘Jane Smith, I saw her doing this.’ It’s much better for us to be having these one-to-one conversations with our staff and then going through that process because there is a set process with how we deal with harassment and bullying in the workplace as well. It is better when you can sit down with that particular staff and have those discussions because then you are targeting and

really focusing on the people that appear to be bullying.” Cugnet added if a staff member feels they cannot go to their immediate supervisors with concerns about issues such as bullying, she would encourage that person to move up the ladder or speak with their union. “We need to know what is happening in the workplace, we are not on the floor all the time.” Although they are currently looking into the claims raised by the Mack family, Cugnet said they are keeping an open mind with their investigation and will broaden the scope if needed. She added they would like to tackle the matter immediately. “We want to be doing this right now,” she said. Further Concerns Raised Since last week’s article appeared there has been a sharp reaction from the public on both sides of the matter. It also prompted another former ERNH staff

member to come forward and say she also witnessed many of the same issues raised by the anonymous source quoted in the June 6 article. “The anonymous employee that came forward nailed it right on the head about the threats, the intimidation. There are a handful of people that make it difficult for everybody,” said Melany Jordan who worked at ERNH on three different occasions over the past 16 years. “They dare people to report. I’m sure in their hearts they know they are doing wrong but why they continue to do it and why they keep getting away with it is unknown. I reported the one person twice on my own and both times I was told to watch my back.” A licensed praticial nurse, Jordan, who is the granddaughter of Mary Mack said she has harboured concerns about the actions of some employees at ERNH for a number of years. However the recent issues regarding her

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grandmother have prompted her to come forward. She said during her time at the nursing home, she witnessed cases of verbal abuse as well as other issues. “ Yo u w o u l d h e a r things down the hallway that you wish weren’t happening but it is reality,” said Jordan. “You hear from other staff, you hear from residents about the things they do and say … it’s awful.” Jordan added the actions of the small group pollute the waters at ERNH and make things tough for the employees who are there to do their best for the residents. “I really hope out of this that staff do realize it is their role to report things like this for the patients, for the other staff. It’s the right thing to do. “I have been working in health care for 16 years and there is a code of silence where you stick up for your co-workers but I have reported doctors even. It just can’t happen, it’s not right. Like was said, if it was happening to a child people would be outraged.” Asked why she feels the group of employees is allowed to operate without any perceived repercussions, Jordan said she feels management likely does not want these employees working for them but need people to come forward with any issues they witness to give them the “tools” to properly deal with the matter. “There should be zero tolerance for abuse. It’s been going on this long and it’s the same people over and over again. It’s not always physical, a lot of it is verbal … threats, intimidation, refusing to change them, refusing to toilet them. That is abuse, blatant abuse.” Asked what she would like to see happen at ERNH, Jordan said staff morale and the overall environment would greatly improve if a few people were removed from the equation. She also feels there is a need for more staff education.


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WEDNESDAY

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Hearthstone reaches $5 million milestone The drive to raise $8 million for a new nursing home in Estevan is continuing along at a steady pace. The Hearthstone Community Campaign announced Monday they have surpassed the $5 million mark and are now less than $3 million away from their target.

The latest push came thanks to a work in kind donation of $100,000 from Kelly Panteluk Construction. The local company has offered to prepare the site for free, much like they did during the construction of Spectra Place. Vern Buck, who is chairman of the Hearthstone committee, said

moving past $5 million is a significant step for the group. “That is a little bit better than 62 per cent of our goal of $8 million,” Buck said during the announcement Monday at the Solar Studios Art Gallery in the Estevan Shoppers Mall. “(Panteluk) construc-

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Respiratory research effort to be launched in Energy City By Norm Park of The Mercury Noted immunologist and director of the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, Dr. John Gordon, was one of the guest presenters at the Southeast Saskatchewan Airshed Association workshop in Estevan on June 6. Gordon, who will be a co-leader of a respiratory data-gathering project in Estevan and Swift Current that will begin later this summer, is a University of Saskatchewan professor with a Harvard Medical School background in lung and airway infections. The airways research group will study air contaminants in the two cities, building on information gathered a few years ago in these same two cities by another U of S doctor, Donna Rennie who gathered data from school-aged

children. This time around, the 100-person sample groups in Estevan and Swift Current will be aged 50 to 70 and they will be a part of a two-year process that will provide vital information for detailed analysis on respiratory questions. Gordon told the delegates attending the workshop that was held in the S a s k a t c h e w a n E n e rg y Training Institute, that dust collects on surfaces and it, in turn, collects other components found in the air that cause the problems in society. “There is clean dust and then there is dust that things stick to,” he said. “Pesticides, for instance, can piggyback on dust, so what happens to that dust that gets into the lungs? That’s what we’re going to find out.” Gordon will be the coleader of the project with

Dr. Don Cockcroft, also from the U of S, and they will lead an impressive team containing experts in other areas of medical and scientific research. They will be calling on data collected between 1994 and 2005 when it was determined that the incidence of asthma in Saskatchewan went up 45 per cent. He said Dr. Rennie’s findings showed respiratory weaknesses in female students in Estevan at a rate of 21.4 per cent compared with 16.2 per cent in Swift Current. He said it was noted at the time that Swift Current’s environment was mostly agriculture with a bit of oil industry residue, while Estevan’s was more complex with industrial, agriculture, coal, oil and other components affecting the results. The baseline group of 50-to-70-year-olds will be

asked to keep daily diaries and peak expiratory measurements will be recorded while the researchers carry out their dust analysis and test inflammatory activity on the lung cells and bacterial endotoxins. Animal models will also be used as part of the study. Gordon said a modest grant of $100,000 per year has been received and it will be matched by a $30,000 grant from the U of S to conduct the study. Due to the financial limitations, the scope of the project had to be reduced. The U of S researcher said the original plan was to include a baseline sample group of citizens from Lloydminster as well, but that component had to be

eliminated when the money wasn’t forthcoming. “But we’ll still limp along and get our information from Estevan and Swift Current for sure,” he said. The preliminary data collected years ago by Rennie and others will be used to full advantage by the latest team, he said. Changes in dust density in Estevan will be noted and the National Laboratory will be called upon to provide their resources once the research is completed and the analysis and results are to be tallied. Gordon later told The Mercury that during the two-year study, the data collected will be followed closely to note the seasonal changes.

“There is so much that could be done, but the budget limits it, but maybe heading into the second year, or after the second year we’ll find a larger pot of money,” Gordon said. “We’ll still get valid data.” The U of S professor explained that by using an older group of citizens this time around, they’ll be able to provide a clinical perspective to the study. “This might be a better group and it won’t skew the data. We’ll be able to see the effects on their health and certain conditions may already have started.” Gordon said the research team will be looking for local candidates by August of this year.

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Komarnicki brings standing committee to Estevan

Souris Moose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki got the chance to show off his hometown and, potentially, help with the local labour shortage Thursday. Komarnicki and fellow members of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilties, which goes by the acronym HUMA, were in Estevan as part of their study on the skills gap in high demand occupations and the skilled trades and the lower skilled shortages in the service industry. The bipartisan committee, which is chaired by Komarnicki, first made a tour through eastern Canada and followed that up with a west-

Seventy-four per cent of the 2012 crop has been seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report. The five-year (20072011) average for this time of year is approximately 70 per cent seeded. Eighty per cent of the crop is seeded in the southwest, 59 per cent in the eastcentral area, 73 per cent in the west-central area, 80 per cent in the northeast, and 86 per cent in the northwest. In the southeast, a large amount of precipitation has delayed seeding in the region. Seventy-one per cent of the crop is in the ground which is up from 68 per cent last week. The five-year (20072011) average for this time of year is 66 per cent of acres seeded. At this time, it is estimated that 11 per cent of acres will remain unseeded due to

Ed Komarnicki ern swing which included stops in Vancouver, Whitehorse and Fort McMurray before concluding with the Estevan visit. The veteran MP said he was proud to tour the committee members through Estevan but added the visit was fitting as the city is going through the same type of labour shortage that many other communities in Canada are dealing with. “It’s not the largest of

all the centres, but I thought it was very representative of Saskatchewan,” Komarnicki said in an interview Friday. “It’s almost like a mini Fort McMurray in the sense that there is a lot of activity going on from a number of perspectives. The business people are experiencing labour shortages in the service industry.” The committee’s Estevan visit kicked off with a tour of the Boundary Dam Power Station’s carbon capture and sequestration project and a presentation from SaskPower president Robert Watson. A round table meeting at the Days Inn, where a handful of local business owners had the opportunity to make presentations to the

committee, followed the tour. Among the local businesses and groups presenting were Dairy Queen, Sherritt Coal, Enbridge, the Estevan Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute and Kramer Tractor. “It was quite an interesting day for sure, an eye opener for many of the (committee members) to come to a comparatively more remote area of the country but certainly a hot spot.” Komarnicki noted the presenters all had a similar message as they touched on the employment shortage in Estevan, especially in the service industry. “It seems like it’s difficult to get local students or kids to fill the positions

excess moisture. Most of the earlier seeded crops have emerged and are in fair to good condition. Fall cereals are at 79 per cent normal development for this time of year. Forty-eight per cent of the spring cereals, 49 per cent of the oilseeds and 36 per cent of the pulses are at normal stages of development. Precipitation this past week ranged from 18 mm in the Carnduff area to 106 mm in the Briercrest area. The Stoughton area received 47 mm, the Whitewood area 68 mm, the Maryfield area 33 mm, the Wilcox area 58 mm, the Weyburn area 64 mm, the Moose Jaw area 89 mm, the Odessa area 55 mm and the Radville area 58 mm. The Tantallon area received 98 mm of precipitation last week, bringing the total received since April 1 to 242 mm.

Cropland topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 55 per cent surplus and 45 per cent adequate. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as 32 per cent surplus and 68 per cent adequate. CDs 1B and 2A are reporting 79 per cent and 69 per cent of acres to be in surplus moisture condition. The southeastern region is reporting that 79 per cent of emerged crop acres have damage due to flooding. Six per cent of emerged acres have frost damage while disease has damaged three per cent of emerged crops. Six per cent of emerged crops have wind damage. Crop reporters have indicated that many pulse and cereal acres will need to be sprayed for in-crop weed control once field conditions are drier. They have also indicated that weed control chal-

lenges will continue through the season if the fields are still too wet. Further seeding will likely be delayed until the weekend and warm, windy weather conditions are needed. Many producers may change seeding plans if they are unable to get into certain fields. Farmers are busy trying to control weeds and finish seeding. Overall in Saskatchewan, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 40 per cent surplus and 60 per cent adequate. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is 26 per cent surplus, 73 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Seventy-eight per cent of the fall cereals, 52 per cent of the spring cereals, 49 per cent of the oilseeds and 53 per cent of the pulses are at normal stages of development for this time of year.

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or to get people from within the community. They have a hard time with that,” he said. “Many would hire (people) on the spot if they had just some basic qualifications, but they find, to provide a level of service, they have to go beyond. They want the temporary foreign worker program continued and streamlined if they could. They are thankful for that program and would like to have it work even better.” With respect to the skilled trades, Komarnicki said a culture change might be needed among families in Canada. He noted in the past, the emphasis among parents was to push their children towards a college education and the trades were sometimes given short shrift. “There are some pretty good wages being paid to the skilled trades. They realize they can’t meet the demand from here but there was a consensus that we should start earlier by having parents take another look at that by showing the kids some of the potential in the trades.” Another group also stressed the need for organi-

zations such as community colleges to work with businesses to develop courses that might benefit them and produce future employees. Komarnicki said Estevan is uniquely positioned to move on that suggestion with the recent opening of the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute, which already has a good working relationship with many local companies. “We are going to have to start looking out of the box and we have to look at it as a partnership amongst many different levels and areas to produce the people we need to expand. The simple fact is businesses cannot expand without people, so you have to do what you can to ensure they have that.” Aside from education, Komarnicki said Estevan will need to get a handle on the housing shortage if it hopes to supply enough employees to meet the local demand. Komarnicki added the committee was very impressed with the reception they received in Estevan from the staff at their host hotel to the group that provided the tour at Boundary Dam.

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What does the Plains announcement mean to us?

Last week’s announcement regarding the resurrection of a health-care centre on the southern outskirts of Regina might rightfully be met with mixed emotions from this corner of Saskatchewan. The acknowledgement that there was a huge error made back in the 1990s to close the Plains Health Centre was front and centre with the announcement being made by Premier Brad Wall and Health Minister Dustin Duncan along with the Regina-Qu’Appelle Health Region. When the Plains demise was announced by the Roy Romanow-led government of the day, most heads in southern Saskatchewan shook with disbelief. The choice was made to keep two ancient hospitals located in the central part of Regina operational, knowing that any expansion of services in the future was going to be costly, if not impossible. Lack of parking, the age of the buildings and all other logistical barriers did not seem to be on their radar, so the newer and less complicated Plains was eventually turned into a SIAST training centre. At least it became useful again. Now with a new-look health centre looming on the horizon in southern Regina ... a centre that will be used for cancer outpatient services, CT scans, diagnostic imaging and other services ... we wonder what the future holds for our regional service providers? Now that Estevan’s concerns regarding physician shortages are being addressed, the community has been casting its eyes toward providing more and varied health-care services. There has been a continual appeal for a CT scanner for St. Joseph’s Hospital ever since the ribbon was cut in 1992. Will the new Plains signal the end of hope for a more complete imaging and diagnostic service in Estevan? Are our expectations of gaining regional hospital status being dashed with this announcement made in Regina? If the partners had been willing, there is no good reason why a community such as Estevan could not have been established as a centre of excellence for such things as imaging, diagnostics, day surgeries and outpatient service for cancer patients, just as it has been dialysis treatments. Keep in mind that a two-hour trip to Regina on our current highways, which are in a state of disrepair, is a painful one even for healthy bodies. Making a cancer or any other fragile client, endure a four-hour round trip for less than an hour of outpatient service that could be provided locally doesn’t make sense on any front. A two-hour round trip might, but four or more hours from any direction, does not. It appears as if this is just the latest endeavour to centralize health-care services in our two major cities without giving much consideration to those who live outside that one-hour bureaucratic comfort zone. The money, the capabilities, the desire, the space, and expertise is available outside Regina and Saskatoon. All that is lacking is the political will to make it happen. So while we view the new Plains concept as a needed and welcome addition to provincial health-care service, we have to wonder ... at whose expense? Where is Randy Weekes, our newly created minister of Rural and Remote Health Care standing on this issue and where, how and when is he going to weigh in on the topic? Is provision of rural health care simply defined as being in south Regina? It appears from here this could be a hot topic to be debated right out of the gate between Duncan and Weekes as they struggle to define their separate roles.

Prairie Perspective MURRAY MANDRYK

Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader Post

New Plains rights some old wrongs There is no question that Premier Brad Wall was righting a wrong foisted upon rural Saskatchewan 14 years ago, although there is some question as to whom should ultimately be held responsible for that wrong. Wall announced last week that a new 200,000 squarefoot surgical and outpatient centre for southern Saskatchewan is to be built in the shadows of the old Plains Health Centre - now the Regina campus for SIAST. The new facility isn’t quite a hospital in that it will not provide emergency care for Regina and southern Saskatchewan residents. That will still be the role of the Pasqua and General Hospital in the city’s downtown and core areas. But what it will provide is an impressive array of day surgeries, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy services, rehabilitation, outSERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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Speaking of staying on topic For the past two weeks we’ve managed to pretty well stick to one topic per column, dear diary. So, you know what that means? Yep, you get a multitopic column that might provoke a little thought. According to information gleaned by Carol in our office, the Alberta oilsands emit 40 million tons of greenhouse gas per year. One 15 minute space shuttle launch emits 28,000 tons of those gases. Are the high profile environmentalists hollering for closure of all the space launch sites and programs? A sure sign that a woman is getting older? She will claim preference for lavender or lilac fragrance over all others. Come to think of it, I can’t recall what fragrance the bride prefers these days. I must be careful. As far as lavender, the colour is concerned, I place it in the “meh” category. Take it or leave it. It evokes no emotion. The very fact that I’ve just spent three sentences discussing fragrances and colours, worries me a great deal. It’s now simply Eldrick Woods. Yes, Tiger won another tournament and everyone spent hours on end analyzing his game and mental state, but he is no longer the stalking, fearful king of the golf bunkers. He became mortal in those three years he pretty well took off. He’s just Eldrick now, another great golfer,

Norm Park All Things Considered not immortal, just great ... just like Boo and Rickie. Just like Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ... geez, am I talking about golfers or disciples here? His huge galleries are seeking what he once was, not what he is. Tiger was once the Secretariat and Northern Dancer of the golf set. Now he’s Alydar ... still a wonderful talent and assured a central spot in the golf Hall of Fame. At this point, I really don’t care if Eldrick surpasses Jack Nicklaus in the number of major tournaments won. Of course as soon as I say that, I’m sure he’ll win the upcoming U.S. Open and that will shut me up for another two years. After all, there are more important things on this planet to discuss. So let’s get to them. Or how about one that’s not so important ... like the recent survey taken by Leeds University regarding vehicle drivers over the age of 60. They compared them with drivers in the 18- to 40-year-old age group and guess what they found out? Sorry, no surprises. Older drivers tended to drive closer to the middle on winding roads, except when driving fast and they

patient cancer care and just about every other medical service that does not require an overnight stay. There is even some consideration for using the area as the landing pad for the STARS helicopter service simply because the location is safer for the aircraft. The roughly $50- to $60-million project will be built using the principles of the government’s LEAN efficiency model to make it as operationally efficient as possible, Wall explained. It will add five to six operating theatres for the Regina-Qu’Appelle Health Region. And while it will be considered a public facility, Wall acknowledged his government is open to all options including renting out surgical theatre space to private clinics that would be paid through the health system. Half the building costs for this project will come from the provincial government and the other half will come from the Hospitals of Regina Foundation that will immediately embark on fundraising for the project. Wall also stressed the benefits of its location, including the fact that it is being built on Crown land. This compares with the current Regina hospitals that would require the purchase of expensive private property for any expansion. In its location south of the Trans-Canada Highway, the hospital will offer easier access for people coming in from out of town. Moreover, there will not be the parking problems that now exist around the General and Pasqua Hospitals - both of which will experience a significant easing of pressure on their facilities with the outpatient cancer and day-surgery components being removed from their responsibilities. In fact, Wall’s announcement often took on a political

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only cut corners when forced to at the faster speeds whereas the 18 to 40 year old group of drivers took much greater risks while driving on winding roads at all speeds. Well, there’s one study you can place in the “well duh” books. So you think you want nuclear to power your world? Then let’s look at New Brunswick Power and their Lepreau generating station. It’s been out of service since March 2008 for refurbishment. When that is done, the plant’s life will be extended by 25 years. Let’s see, it’s down for five years, so it can be extended for 25! It’s three years behind schedule and $1 billion over budget at $1.4 billion ... so far. The experts state it will be back up sometime between September and November this year. There was a 300 litre spill of heavy water from this plant this past spring and 12 litres last December. No risk to workers, though, so they say. And if you still have doubts, ask Ontario Hydro customers how successful their transition from coal to nuclear/solar/wind has been? OK, enough topics for tired eyes for one week. I may be contacted at normpark@estevanmercury.ca or I do have one of those old fashioned telephones in my office, you know those things with wires coming out of them. Really retro but still functional.

tone as he repeatedly pointed out the benefit of the new facility’s location (one of the foremost arguments given for not closing the Plains Health Centre in 1998) and scolded the then NDP government led by Roy Romanow for its decision to close it. This does raise the question of whose wrong Brad Wall was really righting? Yes, it was the NDP government that opted to close the Plains - something that seemed a particularly bad choice given the over-budget, $100-million cost of renovating the General Hospital and all the other stresses that have been added to the city’s two remaining hospitals over the past decade and a half. But while the NDP has been rightfully criticized for this decision, it has to be noted that it was a decision made in the context of the near-bankruptcy the province faced as a result of the billion dollars a year the former Progressive Conservative government racked up in debt. Politics aside, however, this is good news for everyone including those who live throughout southern rural Saskatchewan. It doesn’t make up for the closure of 52 rural hospitals. Frankly, it doesn’t even make up for closure of the old Plains Health Centre. But in two years or so southern Saskatchewan will have what should be an excellent, more accessible, efficient facility that will better meet the needs of both rural and city folks requiring health care. And that it surely does right some past wrongs.

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Letters to the Editor

ERNH employees should be cheered The Editor: It is surprising that the Estevan Mercury would print such a scathing account of allegations of neglect at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home without further investigation.

It can only demoralize the hard working, dedicated staff. The nurses, aides and all of the support staff are to be commended for all the jobs they have cheerfully taken on. I visit my husband al-

most daily and visit many other residents that I have come to know. I see appreciation for the care and kindness they receive. I also say hi to sweet, smiling Mary Mack. She sometimes tells me amusing stories.

Let’s cheer all the staff on and thank them for doing a job most of us would not be able to do and for doing it well! Beatrice Johnstone, Estevan

Labour changes paper is troubling

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The Editor: There are many things I find deeply troubling with the “Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan.” The process itself is flawed. At the beginning of the paper, it is explained that the written responses to the six chapters will be received, reviewed, and analyzed by the ministry. Then a summary will be forwarded to an advisory committee, composed of knowledgeable representatives of stakeholders, who will review the material and provide advice as the renewed legislation is developed. Why would a “summary” be forwarded to the advisory committee and not all of the information provided by the responses? Surely such knowledgeable persons are able to review and analyze data? When I asked who will sit on this committee, I discovered that there are 21 representatives, including Minister Don Morgan who will be the chair of this committee. While women make up at least 50 per cent of our Saskatchewan workforce, only four of the members are women. I would also point out that 75 per cent of our working class do not have the benefit of union representation. They have no voice, no advocate, and no protection. In other words, they are the most vulnerable. It certainly doesn’t appear to me that all stakeholders are equally represented. I have little faith that the Sask. Party’s “consultation” process is as thorough and unbiased as it would have the public believe. The three month time frame in which the government is demanding the consultation process be completed is totally unreasonable. The courts allowed this same government one full year to fix one piece of legislation which was written in haste, without the proper consultation processes put in place. To attempt a rewrite of 15 pieces of labour law in such a short amount of time is simply foolhardy. The basic labour laws of

Saskatchewan have been developed over the course of decades, and each was developed to protect the individual rights of workers, all workers, not just unionized workers. I see nothing in the paper that will improve the life of the working person in Saskatchewan. Make no mistake, the new labour laws to be developed by the Sask. Party will affect each and every working person in Saskatchewan. It is likely that hastily written legislation will result in even more Charter of Rights challenges such as our experience in the essential services legislation. I would hope the

government is prepared to disclose to the public how costly this endeavour will be, including the lengthy and costly legal battles to come. I would hope that Mr. Wall is prepared to be as “accountable” and transparent of his own government as he is expecting our unions to be. There is a distinct double standard here. The Sask. Party spent a large sum bargaining via the media during the last round of negotiations between CUPE, SEIU-West, and SGEU. It does seem odd that this proposed legislative review comes at a time of our renewed con-

tract negotiations. Many of the questions in the paper are worded to tap into an anti-union sentiment. Coincidence? I see no other reason for such hasty review. If the Sask. Party is truly concerned for the future of the working person, it will provide us with all the information necessary to fully participate in the process, truly allow time for feedback from all stakeholders, and share as well as listen to all opinions, not just the edited opinions of those who agree with them. Linda Cuell Maple Creek, Sask.

Komarnicki must support troops for more than photo-ops The Editor: MP Ed Komarnicki likes to say that the Conservative Party supports our troops. The facts say otherwise. The Conservatives are cutting post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention programs for soldiers returning from Afghanistan, even though suicide rates doubled last year. All told, they are chopping over $200 million from Veterans Affairs, including cuts to The Last Post Fund, which helps lowincome veterans get a proper burial. It took a six-year battle in our courts to shame them into not clawing back the pensions of our disabled veterans. They have also repeatedly been caught snooping through the personal medical records of veterans advocates to find embarrassing details that can be used to intimidate

them into silence. Harold Leduc, Denis Manuge, Sylvain Chartrand and Sean Bruyea have all suffered from this disgusting behaviour. Mr. Komarnicki needs to learn that supporting our troops means giving them real respect. It means providing mental health support to cope with the horrors of war. It means refusing to nickeland-dime veterans whose service has left them disabled. It means respecting the privacy of their medical records. We make a promise to our men and women in uniform that, in exchange for their commitment and sacrifice, we will be there for them when they come home, to provide support to them and their families. Our veterans deserve better. Sean Casey, Liberal Party Critic for Veterans Affairs

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Army cadets out in full force for annual sunset ceremony They’re the best in the province! The 2901 PPCLI Army Cadet Pipe and Drum Band is the best at what they do when it comes to small pipe and drum bands according to results garnered at recent competitions in Regina and Moose Jaw. The PPCLI cadets finished first overall in both competitions, earning them the title for Grade V bands while members of the band gained individual honours along the way. The competitions were held in back-to-back fashion on May 19 and 20 with the first one in Moose Jaw. On the individual awards side of the competition, piper Jesse Dunford and drummer Eric McLean placed first. McLean won in the Grade III 6/8 march category while Dunford was first in Grade III strathspey/reel. A number of second place awards were gained in the Moose Jaw festival with piper Wyatt Dunford grabbing one of them for a Grade III 2/4 march while drummer Mark Fergusson finished second in the Grade IV 6/8 march and later took a third in the Grade IV 2/4 march competition. Drummer Jordan Gervais was second in the Grade III 6/8 march and again in the

Pipe and drum band earn first in provincial competitions

The No. 2901 PPCLI Army Cadet Pipe and Drum band members posed for this photo shortly after capturing two first place awards for Grade V pipe and drum bands in provincial competition. From the left: Captain Robert Rooks, Cadet Piper Rochelle Guertin-Schmidt; Cadet Piper Athena Nash; Drum Master Cpl. Eric McLean; Pipe Sgt. Jesse Dunford; Pipe Sgt. Wyatt Dunford; Drum Sgt. Jordan Gervais and Cadet Drummer Mark Fergusson. 2/4 march. Rochelle GuertinSchmidt was third in the Grade V piping 2/4 march while Jesse Dunford was fourth in the Grade III 2/4 march and McLean was fourth in Grade III drumming

for the 2/4 march. When the local cadet band moved on to Regina the next day, besides capturing first place overall, a few band members excelled in solo performances. Although none of the

pipers or drummers grabbed first place honours in any category, Wyatt Dunford took second in the Grade III strathspey/reel and Fergusson was second in Grade IV drumming for 6/8 march and third in the Grade IV 2/4 march.

Third place awards were handed out to piper Athena Nash for her Grade V 2/4 march and McLean took third in the Grade III drumming for a 2/4 march. Fourth place status was presented to Jesse Dunford for piping in the Grade III 2/4 march and strathspey/reel while McLean earned his for drumming in the Grade III 6/8 march and Gervais earned a similar spot in drumming for a 2/4 march. The PPCLI pipers and

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Smuggling trial looks at Charter issues Issues of detention and right to counsel came up last week at a trial in which the accused is charged with making false statements, evading paying duty and smuggling. Brian Wilson of Cold Lake, Alta. faces the charges after he allegedly misled Canadian Border Service Agency officers by falsely claiming a boat he was importing from the United States was purchased for $5,500. The incident stems from the night of April 10 and 11, 2011 where upon further investigation, CBSA officer Quentin Dosch found a document revealing a money wire transfer for $57,596.59 from Fort Frances, Ont. Dosch said the initial claimed price seemed “unreasonable” to him, considering it was a 23foot, aluminum boat with

a cabin and chambers. He said the boat could be used not just as a pleasure craft, but also could be considered a commercial vehicle. He told the court that Wilson said the vessel had been sunk and required plenty of restoration work, which was how he came by it for a lower than expected price. Wilson is a former special operative with the Canadian Armed Forces and said he paid $5,500 for the boat, while the greater amount went to restoring the marine vehicle. He never told the CBSA about the restoration work during their investigation. Dosch testified that during the initial questioning, when he was told what Wilson paid for the boat, he was skeptical considering its size and quality. Dosch said he also wasn’t able to get a direct

value of some other goods, like an outboard motor and generator, so he continued to question Wilson, who eventually declared them at about $500 or $600. Dosch said he found a receipt of $2,245.58 from Fargo for the generator. Wilson brought his truck and boat into the inspection area. Dosch began to search the truck and immediately located documentation on the dashboard that included a bill of sale, signed for $5,500, as well as the receipt for a money wire transfer. After finding the wire transfer however, Dosch said, “It was a lot more reasonable of a number than what he originally declared.” The trial entered a voir dire, in which evidence was put forward and the judge ruled on the admissibility of the con-

versation between Wilson and Dosch after the truck and boat were moved into the inspection bay. At that point Judge Karl Bazin asked if Wilson would be considered detained. Dosch testified that Wilson could leave at any time and walk into the country as long as the goods that were seized, the truck, trailer and boat remained at the port of entry. He later said Wilson did have to answer his questions and wasn’t allowed to leave until Dosch cleared him, which was around 6 a.m. “That’s pretty well a legal detention,” said Bazin. Wilson was never told he was detained or arrested. Bazin asked why Wilson isn’t considered detained if he didn’t have the option of leaving.

The Crown prosecutor said at international borders, there is an expectation that privacy of the individual is lower than elsewhere. He suggested Wilson was simply required to answer questions relevant to the goods he was importing. Bazin said it was likely Wilson’s rights were breached after he was taken to an interview room and not read his right to counsel. He was cautioned that criminal charges could be pending. The Crown suggested that based on previous cases, that the violations were not so egregious as to consider the exclusion of evidence discovered afterward. Wilson testified during the voir dire that he felt detained as soon as he approached the border. Wilson had been on

roughly a three-week trip to try and get this boat and had been driving for most of that time. He told the court he didn’t feel as though leaving was an option. “I felt compelled to talk to (Dosch) and told him what he wanted to hear,” said Wilson, who noted he suffers from a condition that impacts his concentration and memory. He testified he wouldn’t remember this occasion at all if it weren’t for reading the disclosure provided to him prior to the trial. The matter was adjourned until June 25, when Bazin will make a decision concerning the evidence of the voir dire, which includes any statements Wilson made during the inspection. The trial will continue after that.

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Penitentiary sentence for drug trafficker

A local man was sentenced Monday to federal penitentiary time after pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine and money laundering. Bobby Jo Dickau has been on remand for the last couple of weeks since turning himself in to the Estevan Police Service. He left the jurisdiction, contrary to a court order, after a preliminary inquiry relating to these charges. During Estevan provincial court, the federal Crown prosecutor and Dickau’s Legal Aid defence counsel presented a joint submission to Judge Karl Bazin, which he accepted. As part of the submissions, Dickau will serve two years plus a day in a federal penitentiary. He was given time served for charges of breaching conditions. Dickau also plead-

ed guilty to two counts of possessing property obtained by crime. The circumstances of the trafficking charges stem from an Estevan Integrated Organized Crime unit’s investigation in which Dickau sold two grams of cocaine for $200 and later three grams for $300. Dickau was charged with laundering the proceeds of crime, prior to the cocaine sales. He attempted to send $10,000 in cash via Purolator to a residence in Surrey, B.C. He would not supply the receiver’s name, only the address, so that attracted the attention of the shipper’s staff. They investigated the package and found that it was a large amount of cash. The money tested positive for cocaine traces, noted

Crown prosecutor Paul Malone. Upon being interviewed, Dickau said the money was accumulated through his involvement in the drug trade. Dickau will also forfeit any proceeds and offence-related property, including the $10,000 that was attempted to be sent. He will be subject to a 10year firearms prohibition and must provide a DNA sample. Dickau told Bazin, “I know what I did was wrong. I’m sorry for that. I plan on (supporting my family) the proper way. I plan on doing that when I get out. You’ll never have to worry about seeing me in your courtroom again or any courtroom for that matter.” In other court proceedings, a show-cause hearing was held for a 16-year-old

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New electoral officer named The province has selected a new chief electoral officer. Michael Boda was appointed by order of the on June 1. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Boda has for the past 17 years offered advice to national and international institutions on issues relating to election administration, law and assessment. Boda has served on the senior staff of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a Washington, D.C.-based international non-governmental organization dedicated to facilitating improved election administration worldwide. He has been a visiting research fellow at the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for Democracy. For the past decade, he has provided advisory services

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It wasn’t a break and enter, it was a family dispute A report of a break and enter incident in progress on the city’s south side on the night of June 5 turned out to be a domestic dispute that members of the Estevan Police Service (EPS) managed to diffuse before it escalated to a more serious level. Police learned the nature of the incident when they arrived at the scene of what they originally thought was going to be a break and enter situation. What they discovered was a dispute taking place among family members in the residence, but by intervening, police were able to calm the situation

and both parties involved in the dispute departed the scene and went separate ways. As a result of the incident, an Estevan man was arrested on outstanding warrants and was later released with a scheduled court date. A call regarding some young people acting in a suspicious manner gained police attention that same evening. The incident occurred on the city’s west side. Police were able to locate two young people on foot in the area and a check of these individuals indicated that one of them had an outstanding war-

rant against him so he was arrested and is now slated for a Weyburn court appearance later this month. On the night of June 6, police were called to a local park following a report of young people bothering other park users. The young people were spoken to about their actions and sent on their way. A 34-year-old man is facing a charge of theft of goods valued at under $5,000 following an EPS investigation into a stolen cellular phone. The man apparently took the phone at a local lounge. He now has a June 25 court date. When police were

called to a residence in the city to investigate an incident, they learned that a small child had been left in the home unattended. The police turned the matter and their information over to Social Services for further action. On June 7, EPS members received a call regarding an animal complaint that involved a dog attacking a cat. The dog was separated from the cat by police and it appeared as if the feline had not suffered any major physical damage but charges are pending against the dog owner for allowing the pet to run at large.

Police were called to a noisy party in the early morning hours of June 8 in response to a complaint. The party’s host was warned about the city’s noise bylaw and no further police action was required. On the night of June 8 and early morning hours of June 9, three men were arrested for being intoxicated in public and lodged in cells overnight and a 29-year-old man was arrested for trespassing by night in a local mobile home court. On the night of June 9 and early morning hours of June 10, three more

men were arrested and lodged in cells for public intoxication and an 18-year-old man was apprehended and charged for theft from a motor vehicle in the Wahlmeier Drive area of the city. He was also charged with trespassing. In that same time period, a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with impaired driving and driving while his bloodalcohol level was over .08 per cent, as was a 28-yearold man the following night. This driver was also charged with being in breach of a probation order.

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average price per hectare in the Estevan-Weyburn region was $621.55. Plunkett Resources was the top purchaser of land this time around, spending almost $1.43 million to acquire 12 lease parcels. They also paid the top price for a single lease, just over $627,000 for 518 hectares located 10 kilometres southeast of the Mantario South Basal Mannville Sand Oil Pool which is eight kilometres west of Eatonia. The top price for a licence was the nearly $783,000 paid by Sandstone Land & Mineral Company Ltd. for 1,036 hectares in a block located within the Hatton Milk River-Medicine Hat Sand and Richmound 2nd White Specks Gas Pools, eight kilometres southwest of Fox Valley. Standard Land Company Inc. paid the highest dollar per hectare in the sale when they forked out

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Air quality measurements are what they do They’re anxious to get the word out. The Southest Saskatchewan Airshed Association (SESAA) is probably not the first thing you think about when contemplating quality of life in southeast Saskatchewan, but maybe it should be. Terry Gibson, executive director of SESAA for the past three years, chaired a Clean Air Day workshop in Estevan on June 6 that attracted between 30 and 40 delegates to the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute. The theme of this year’s event was Clearing the Air Together. “What is everyone doing? That’s what we were getting at today. What is the Environment Ministry doing, what are we doing as an association? What are the industries doing to keep air quality good in southeast Saskatchewan?” said Gibson. “The next question then, is everyone doing their part? The SESAA measures sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone plus hydrogen sulfide and particulate matter with the measurements posted on their website

www.sesaa.ca Continuous air monitors provide information on air quality around the region with air monitoring systems established in Weyburn and Glen Ewen. The association also uses SaskPower’s data plus data from 28 other passive measurement monitors that measure just NO2, SO2 and ozone. “We’re hearing from Dr. John Gordon today too. He’s doing a study on respiratory issues in this area, plus we’re hearing from Dean Pylypuk, area supervisor for Energy and Resources, about what their ministry does for regulating the oil and gas industry.” Gibson said that while he was disappointed that only about half of the expected delegates appeared for the workshop, they would still be able to get a lot done and a lot of questions answered. “We require more board members, especially from the general public. We have good representation from the member agencies, but to enable us to raise the public awareness of what we do, we’ll need to get more of the general public involved. We

use the media to spread the word too.” Airshed data was affected by last year’s floods, not just watershed data, Gibson added. He noted that SO2 levels went down amidst the flood periods “and we don’t know why, but that’s one reason why we monitor.” Gibson said the clean coal project at Boundary Dam’s Unit No. 3, that will come on stream in about 18 months, will have an impact on the region as well and to that end, Doug Daverne, project manager for the BD3 project, provided an update to the delegates. Chuck Bosgoed, from the Environment Ministry reported on government direction on air emissions regulations and airshed development in Saskatchewan. Industry initiatives were outlined by Brad Johnston while Darlene Sakaires brought forth information from the oil production side of the partnership. The workshop items were followed by the SESAA’s annual general meeting in the latter part of the afternoon.

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“Estevan is also the primary service centre for the burgeoning Bakken oilfield, which has taken off with the rise of horizontal drilling and fracking.” – Alberta Venture Article

Estevan named best community for business in Sask. For the second straight year, an Alberta magazine has named Estevan as Saskatchewan’s best community to do business in. Alberta Venture released its 25 Best Communities for Business In Western Canada rankings June 1 and Estevan was featured prominently. The Energy City was not only the top ranked Saskatchewan community, it also placed sixth overall, behind a handful of Alberta communities including Calgary and Ed-

monton. North Battleford, Regina and Saskatoon were the only other centres in the province to make the list. In the article regarding Estevan, it was noted that business is booming in the community, citing the activity in the oilpatch as well as the $1.2 billion clean coal project at Boundary Dam as just two examples of the local prosperity. The diversity of the local economy was also taken into account as the article noted that the local

coal mines and two power stations are responsible for roughly 800 stable jobs that serve as a buttress for the community in the event that the price of oil goes south. “Estevan is also the primary service centre for the burgeoning Bakken oilfield, which has taken off with the rise of horizontal drilling and fracking. There are more than 7,000 oil wells within 160 kilometres of Estevan, most of which are serviced by companies based in town.”

Sask. business owners most optimistic Saskatchewan business owners are the most optimistic in all of Canada. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its latest monthly business barometer, which reveals optimism for the year ahead among small business owners in Saskatchewan is the strongest in Canada at an index of 72.2 in May from an index of 72.1 in April, and 7.4 points ahead of the national index of 64.8. Fifty-nine per cent of Saskatchewan small business owners rate their overall state of business as good - the highest in Canada and well ahead of the national average of 40 per cent. Thirty-four per cent plan to increase full time employment in the next three to four months - tied with Alberta for the highest in Canada. Confidence among

Canada’s small- and midsized businesses became more more subdued in May. The national index dropped 1.6 points in the past month, which follows a 1.3 point decline in April. The index is now at 64.8, its lowest reading since last November. Although financial market jitters eminating from Europe are likely keeping optimism in check here in Canada, broadly speaking, most of the economic fundamentals are still a net positive. Most importantly, business plans for jobs and investment remain in growth territory. Business owners in Saskatchewan (72.2), Alberta (72.0), and British Columbia (67.7) are the most optimistic in Canada. Provinces in the middle of the pack include New Brunswick (63.5), Manitoba (63.5), and Quebec (63.3), which are all about

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a point shy of the national average. Optimism dropped significantly in Ontario (61.1) and Nova Scotia (59.5), bringing their index levels down to the 60-point mark, alongside Newfoundland and Labrador (60.0), and Prince Edward Island (58.5). Saskatchewan highlights include: • 59 per cent of businesses in Saskatchewan say the overall state of business is good (40 per cent nationally); 35 per cent say it is satisfactory (46 per cent nationally). • 34 per cent of Saskatchewan businesses plan to increase full-time employment in the next three to four months (21 per cent nationally) and only six per cent plan to decrease employment (10 per cent nationally). • Th e s h o r tag e o f skilled labour (50 per cent) is identified as the main operating challenge, an issue reported by more small business owners in Saskatchewan than in any other province. • Main cost pressures for small business include: fuel/energy costs (56 per cent), wage costs (43 per cent) and tax/regulatory costs (42 per cent).

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Twenty-two Estevan grads listed in U of S spring convocation A total of 3,176 students graduated from the University of Saskatchewan during their spring convocation conducted between June 5 and 9. That graduating group included 22 graduates from Estevan along with three from Lampman, two from Oungre and one each from Kisbey, Midale, Lake Alma and Benson. Of this year’s graduating class, 243 are selfidentified as Aboriginal and the growing list of U of S alumni will now top the 138,000 mark, said the uni-

versity in a pre-graduation press release. The oldest graduate was 82-year-old Walter Martin who received a bachelor of science degree (honours) in land use and environmental studies. The local graduates and the degrees they re-

ceived are listed below with the abbreviated degree interpretation following: Megan Jess, Benson, BSC4Y; Jana Anseth, Estevan, BSCKIN; Timothy Bangsund, Estevan, BSP; Kim Beaulieu, Estevan, MED; Daniel Betnar, Estevan, BSCKIN; Kalah Blackstock, Estevan, MD; Katelyn Bonokoski, Estevan, BE; Justin Bredenoord, Estevan, BSC3Y; Jordan Ashleigh Cossette, Estevan, BSN; Michael Dinsmore, Estevan, MD; Kimberly Hagel, Estevan,

MD; Erika Helfrick, Estevan, BED; Mitchell Johnstone, Estevan, BSC4Y; Laura Lisitza, Estevan, BSN; Amanda Marcotte, Est e v a n , B A 3 Y; A n d r e a McCutcheon, Estevan, BCOMM; Gina McCutcheon, Estevan, BE; Mary Panteluk, Estevan, BCOMM; Autumn Phillips, Estevan, BSN; Megan Schick, Estevan, BSCKIN; Sarah Tsoi, Estevan, BSC (honours); Jay Vanstone, Estevan, BCOMM; Tayja Zimmerman, Estevan, BCOMM; Jena Wyatt, Kis-

bey, BSN; Kjel Hagen, Lake Alma, BED; Theron Fornwald, Lampman, BE; Danielle Grimes, Lampman, BA4Y; Evan Ludwig, Lampman, BE; Chelsea Emde, Midale, DIPAGR; Natasha Ashworth, Oungre, BSN and Brooke Johnson, Oungre, BA4Y. The table listing the interpretation of the above degrees is as follows: BA3Y, bachelor of arts, three year. BCOMM, bachelor of commerce. BE, bachelor of science, engineering.

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Estevan Mercury

Six Estevanites among Moose continue U of R graduating class southward migration

The University of Regina held its spring convocation June 6 to 8 at the Conexus Arts Centre and six students from Estevan were among those who received degrees or certificates. There were also two from Bienfait and three from Stoughton plus one each from Midale and Frobisher among the graduates. The awards were conferred by the university’s president and vice-chancellor, Vianne Timmons.

There were a total of 1.783 students graduating from the U of R this spring. The following is a list of graduates and the degrees or certificates they received: Kelly Jardine, Bienfait, bachelor of arts; Valerie Pelton, Bienfait, certificate in local government authority; Landon Chess, Estevan, bachelor of applied science; Stephen Kitchen, Estevan, bachelor of science; Jordan Laing, Estevan, bachelor of arts; Michele Sheikh,

Estevan, certificat en Francais langue seconde; Daryl Wright, Estevan, bachelor of business administration and certificate in economics; Brittini Johnstone, Frobisher, bachelor of human justice; Michelle Hardy, Midale, master of arts; Danielle Brown-Badger, Stoughton, bachelor of human justice; Brendan Ksenych, Stoughton, bachelor of science and Sarah Sangster, Stoughton, bachelor of arts (honours).

Bridal Guide 2012

Jenna Henton & Chris Lesy ...............................................................June 16. 2012 Louise Lotten & Jeffrey Cleveland .....................................................June 16, 2012 Andrea Mantei & Preston Leatherdale ..............................................June 23, 2012 Gina McCutcheon & Garrett Kapustinsky ..........................................June 23, 2012 Dalene Breault & Rick Taylor ............................................................June 23, 2012 Nicole Lynn & Dan Dyck ....................................................................June 23, 2012 Teneil Hunter & Jacob Sailer .............................................................June 30, 2012 Amanda Lewis & Keagan Coleman ...................................................... July 7, 2012 Melanie Halborg & Todd Brandow...................................................... July 14, 2012 Megan Van De Woestyne & Jay Vanstone ........................................ July 14, 2012 Mayra C. Gonzalez & Anibal Bravo .................................................... July 21, 2012 Marlene Taylor & Todd Adams ........................................................... July 21, 2012 Jessie Elias & Andrew Smoliak .......................................................... July 28, 2012 Amanda Henton & Dustin Mack ...................................................... August 4, 2012 Janelle Daae & Tristan Mack........................................................... August 4, 2012 Ashley Forrester & Danial Bayliss ................................................. August 11, 2012 Rachelle Kickley & Craig Caissie .................................................. August 11, 2012 Sarah Monteyne & Kory Clearwater .............................................. August 17, 2012 Katelyn Hersche & Mike Bender.................................................... August 18, 2012 Amanda Lindenbach & Adam Lojewski ......................................... August 18, 2012 Channy House & Aaron Mack ................................................... September 1, 2012 Jenna Heidinger & Kyle Luc ...................................................... September 4, 2012 Amanda Luhr & Chad Munro ................................................... September 14, 2012 Tracey Donais & Jeff Ward...................................................... September 15, 2012 Tracy Tytlandsvik & Robert Blowatt......................................... September 15, 2012 Christina Dorward & Jeremy Strong ........................................ September 15, 2012 Lacey Gill & Scott Sykes ......................................................... September 22, 2012 Jamie Campbell & Kevin McCurdy .......................................... September 29, 2012 Darcy Pierson & Eric Lorange ................................................. September 29, 2012 Adrienne Dawson & Brad Dixon .............................................. September 29, 2012 Amber Fleck & Jason Kuchinka................................................ November 10, 2012 Shelagh Bangsund & Aaron Eskra ........................................... December 28, 2012

The recent run of moose sightings in southern Saskatchewan has prompted the provincial government to increase hunting of the animal. Moose have been gradually expanding their range southward within the province over the past 30 years. The Ministry of Environment’s approach to managing the increasing numbers of moose has been to create an an-

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associated with managing moose populations in the south. The government supports the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s public safety awareness campaign called The Moose is Loose! The campaign, which has financial support from SGI, reminds drivers to slow down and watch for wildlife crossing the roads. As well, the Ministry of Highways has placed warning signs (a yellow diamond shaped sign with a picture of a moose) in areas with frequent crossings.

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June 13, 2012 A19 Darryl, Shelly, Brittany; Nathan, MaKenna and Family are so proud of

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KING ST. FROM KOHALY RD TO SISTER RODDY RD.

The City of Estevan is undertaking construction for Concrete and Surface Works The affected area includes all of King St. Property access and parking restrictions are to occur. This work will commence June11, 2012 and will take approximately four (4) weeks to complete (subject to weather) Souris Valley Paving will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations and specifications. 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. George Street – Dufferin Avenue to Bannatyne Avenue The purpose of this work is to provide timely and cost effective replacement of existing cast iron water main with PVC pipe, replacement of existing water and sanitary sewer services from water & sewer main up to the property line and surface restoration. This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence during the week of April 9, 2012 and will take approximately Three (3) to Four (4) Weeks to complete (subject to weather). Glen Peterson Construction Ltd. will perform this work within the current Bylaw regulations. 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 traffic 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 specifications. 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.

Summer Camp at the EAGM! Are you 7-12? Are you excited about making awesome art? Then the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum has exciting news for you! We’re running three amazing summer art camps and we want YOU to come join us! Beginner Basic (July 9-13, 1pm-4pm) will help you create different kinds of art like drawing, photography, and sculpture. It’s an art extravaganza! Exploring Art History (July 16-20, 9am-noon OR 1pm-4pm) is an adventure through time to important art styles, periods, and artists that you will get the chance to recreate in your very own masterpieces. Incredible Installations (July 23-27, 9am-noon OR 1pm-4pm) will let you work with your peers to learn about installation art and create your very own exhibit envisioning the future of Estevan. We’ll have an opening just for your work on Heritage Day, July 31 at 6pm, and your work will hang in the gallery for all of August. Register NOW! Only $50 per week per child. Call us at 306-634-7644, email Karly at galleryed@sasktel.net, or come to the EAGM at 118 4th St. Register early: space is limited!

Journeyman Electrician The City of Estevan is searching for a reliable self-starter who is independent, has initiative and takes pride in their trade. What we’re looking for; • Licenced Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician • Proficiency in Computer Software • Monday to Friday availability - occassional weekends for special events • Driver’s Licence - Class 5 We offer; • Great schedule with varied duties • Strong work life balance Kelvin Pillipow, Human Resources Co-ordinator • Competitive wage 1102-4th Street • Great people to work with Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 P: (306) 634-1842 F: (306) 634-9790 hr@estevan.ca

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-affiliated program. The following qualifications are needed: * 18 years of age or older * pass a police security screening and take an oath of confidentiality * 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.

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At The Library.....

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. Thursday, June 14th @ 9:30 to 10:30 am – Sunrise Program: Music for Young Children with Joanna Smith – For Ages 2 ½ to 4 yrs. Sunrise ® is an exciting and innovative pre-school music program offered at Music For Young Children ® Studios. Children are introduced to the exciting world of music through singing, rhythm and listening activities. Group instruction enhances the development of listening awareness, fine motor skills, attention span and social skills. Join us for this free one session demo class and get a taste of what MYC ® has to offer! Thursday, June 14th @ 6:00 pm – Food Fear Factor – Are you fearless? Do you have an iron stomach? Test yourself. Come compete in Food Fear Factor at the library – a race through five rounds of creatively disgusting food to make it to the final “Gross-Out” table, where finalists will compete to be named champion gastronome. Please indicate any allergies. Adults only please. Thursday, June 21st @ 6:30 pm – Cover to Cover Book Club – This month we will be discussing the Curtains by Tom Jokinen. At 44, Tom embarks on a career as an undertaker. This new vocation provides him with an amazing opportunity to explore, first-hand, our culture’s relationship with the dead and the rituals we put in place to cope with death. It is a hair-raising and hilarious first-person account of Jokinen’s adventures. Enlightening, funny and full of life in the midst of death. Call 636-1621 to pick up your copy today! . New members always welcome! Saturday, June 23rd @ 2:00 pm – Aboriginal Cooking/Culture Afternoon – June is Aboriginal History month. To mark the occasion, come to the library to learn more about Aboriginal culture. Participants will help prepare an Aboriginal meal of Assiniboine game stew and bannock. While the food is cooking, we will watch a short documentary (24 minutes) on Aboriginal spirituality and learn about the medicine wheel. Dining and discussion will follow. Join us to broaden your horizons and learn something new! Adults only please. Monday, June 25th @ 4:00 to 5:30 pm – Kids Only Snacks – For Ages 6-14. Come out & learn how to make healthy food that tastes yummy! All supplies will be provided to make an apple-grape salad & whole wheat crazy bread. Limited registration so call soon @ 636-1621. It’s cool to cook! (Please mention any food allergies when registering). Tuesday, June 26th @ 2:00 pm – Tuesday Afternoon Book Club – This month we will be discussing Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. An intensely articulate and moving memoir of self-discovery. Eat, Pray, Love is about what can happen when you claim responsibility for your own contentment and stop trying to live in imitation of society’s ideals. It is certain to touch anyone who has ever woken up to the unrelenting need for change. Call 636-1621 to pick up your copy today! New members always welcome! Thursday, June 28th @ 10:30 am – Baby Time – Ages 0 to 18 months old & their caregivers. This is the perfect way to welcome baby to the Library! Join us for 30 minutes of interactive songs, rhymes and a short story. We’ll make a special craft then stay and chat with other new parents! Thursday, June 28th @ 6:00 pm – Chic Earring Racks – Having trouble keeping track of your earrings? Looking for a practical and economical means of organizing them? Come to the library and craft a chic earring holder out of a cheese grater. Join us to get organized, save money and have a good time! *The projects will need to dry and be sprayed with protective sealer. Participants will pick them up Thursday, June 29 or later. Teens & adults welcome. There will be no Baby Time, Toddler Time or Story Time Programs for July & August. Regular sessions will start in September.

The Library will be closed Sundays starting June 17th. Please pre-register for all programs unless otherwise indicated. Call 636-1621.

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• Instruct lessons for children and adults

alike. • Administer First Aid in the event of an emergency • Keep environment clean, and free of hazards.

Apply to: Kelvin Pillipow - Human Resources 1102 Fourth Street, Estevan SK S4A 0W7 Phone: 306-634-1842 • Fax: 306-634-9790 Email: hr@estevan.ca

SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS Environment Canada monitors the weather 24 hours a day, every day of the year. If a severe storm is on the way, the weather service uses the local media and Environment Canada’s Weather Radio to alert the public. There are two basic types of alerts:  A Weather watch is provided when conditions are favorable for a severe storm to develop. These are usually issued early in the day. It is a good idea to pay attention to the weather and listen to the radio or TV for up-dated information.  A Weather Warning means that severe weather is happening or that severe weather conditions are very likely. A thunderstorm develops in an unstable atmosphere when warm moist air near the earth’s surface rises quickly and cools. The moisture condenses to form rain droplets and dark thunder clouds. These storms are often accompanied by hail, lightning, heavy rain, high winds and tornadoes. Thunderstorms are usually over in an hour, although a series of thunderstorms can last for several hours. Lightning –During a thunderstorm the air is charged with electricity. Bolts of lightning hit the ground at about 40,000 km per second – so fast that the series of strikes hitting the ground appear as a single bolt.  What To Do When There Is Lightning:  1. Estimate how far away the lightning is. Every second between the flash of lightning and the thunderclap equals a300 meters. If you count fewer than 30 seconds, take shelter immediately. 2. If indoors, stay away from windows, doors, fireplaces, radiators, sinks, bathtubs, appliances, metal pipes, telephones and other things which conduct electricity. (You can use a cell phone) 3. Unplug radios, computers and televisions. 4. Do not go to rescue the laundry on the clothesline as it conducts electricity. If outdoors, take shelter in a building, ditch or a culvert but never under a tree. 5. If caught in the open, do not lie flat but crouch in the leap frog position and lower your head. 6. Do not ride bicycles, motorcycles or golf carts or use metal tools as they conduct electricity. 7. If swimming or in a boat, get back to shore immediately. 8. If you are in a car, stay there but pull away from trees which might fall on you. 9. You may resume activity 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.  Tornadoes  Tornadoes are violet windstorms identified by their twisting funnel- shaped cloud. They are always produced by thunderstorms, but not every thunderstorm produces a tornado. They travel between 20 to 90 km/h, are erratic and can change course suddenly. Do not chase tornadoes. Tornado Watch means the weather could develop a tornado. Tornado Warning means a tornado has been seen or it is very likely that one will develop shortly. Warning Signs of Tornadoes: • Severe thunderstorms with frequent thunder and lightning

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 first 18 weeks will be at the Saskatchewan Police College in Regina, Saskatchewan where you will receive instruction in criminal law, officer safety, self defence, firearms, report writing and cross cultural training. After graduating from the Police College you will receive a further 24 weeks of field training under the guidance of a Field Training Officer. Experienced members are encouraged to apply. The Estevan Police Service offers an exciting career in law enforcement with excellent benefits and a competitive salary.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Dispatcher)

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

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

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

Estevan Police Service

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

Tip of the Week The Estevan Police Service would like to remind the residents of following; There has been a significant increase in thefts from Motor Vehicles, for that reason, please ensure to remove ALL personal items and valuables from your vehicle and ensure that your vehicle is properly secured at all times. According to Section 66(3) of the Vehicle Equipment Regulations Act: It is unlawful to have sunscreen/reflective material on front side windows. Reporting vehicle collisions to the Police Service is only required when: -If any of the vehicles involved is not insured with Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI); -If any of the vehicles involved is no longer driveable due to the damage incurred (ie tow truck is necessary) -If any of the occupants of the vehicle(s) at the time of the collision is injured. -If there is any Criminal Code infractions (ie: Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving etc..) Otherwise, all parties are to exchange information (driver’s licence numbers, plate numbers, collision time and location) and attend SGI on their own. Thank you, Cst D STEPHANY #44 Estevan Police Service

Volunteers Needed

The City will be planting flowers to beautify the City and we need help! Please show up and bring your work gloves: June 13 & 14, 2012 @ 9:30 am Leisure Services Forecourt • An extremely dark sky sometimes highlighted by green or yellow clouds • A rumbling sound, such as a freight train or a whistling sound similar to a jet aircraft • A funnel cloud at the rear of a thunder cloud often behind a curtain of heavy rain or hail What to Do During a Tornado:  If you are near a building: 1. Listen to your radio during severe thunderstorms 2. If a Tornado Warning has been issued take cover immediately. 3. Go to the basement or take shelter in a small interior ground floor room, closet or hallway. 4. Protect yourself by sitting under a heavy table or desk. 5. Stay away from windows and outside walls and doors. 6. Do not use elevators. 7. Avoid large halls, churches, arenas etc.: their roofs are more likely to collapse. 8. Stay close to the ground, protect your head and hide from flying debris. If you are driving: 1. If you are driving try to get to a nearby shelter –drive away from the tornado at a right angle. 2. Do not get caught in a car or mobile home – take shelter elsewhere. If no shelter is available, lie face down in a ditch or culvert away from the vehicle or mobile home. 3. If a tornado seems to be sanding still, it is either traveling away from you or heading right for you. 4. Stay close to the ground, protect your head and hide from flying debris. Hail: Hail forms when updrafts in thunderclouds carry raindrops upwards into extremely cold areas and freeze layer upon layer until they are too heavy and fall to the ground Hailstones vary in size from peas to grapefruits and fall at great speed. People have been seriously injured by hailstones. What to Do When It Hails: 1. Take cover when hail begins to fall. 2. Do not go out to cover plants, cars or garden furniture or to rescue animals. For more information regarding Emergency Preparedness, please contact Helen Fornwald, EMO Coordinator at 634–1860.  Helen Helen Fornwald - Safety Coordinator - City of Estevan - 1102 – 4Th Street Estevan, Saskatchewan - S4A OW7 - 634 – 1860 - safety@estevan.ca

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June 13, 2012

WEDNESDAY

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“Because I come from rural football, it means a lot to me to try and support rural football and build it up, especially coming to a place like Estevan where people are working so hard to make football exciting and popular and a positive experience for the kids.” — Campbell Collegiate head coach Ryan Hall, who ran a tackling camp in Estevan

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Twins head coach Tom Copeland on his team’s 7-1 loss to the Regina Athletics on Friday.

Twins lose four games in four days Despite some encouraging performances, the results did not come through for the Southeast Legacy Twins during an important stretch of games over the past week. The Twins lost four games from Friday to Monday, three of them at home, including one in Estevan. The streak began Friday with a 7-1 loss to the Regina Athletics at Lynn Prime Park. Despite the lopsided score, the Twins trailed the second-place A’s just 2-1 entering the seventh inning before folding. “If we stay in that ball game (at) 2-1, we can probably manufacture a couple of runs out of that and win the ball game. But you’ve got to stay in it in the seventh inning,” said Twins head coach Tom Copeland. On Saturday, the team lost both legs of a doubleheader in Weyburn against the Saskatoon Diamondbacks. After losing the first game 7-4, the Twins mounted a massive comeback in the bottom of the seventh only to lose 6-5 in extra innings. On Monday, for the third time in four games, a big inning cost the Twins and they lost 9-4 to the Regina Wolfpack in the capital city. In that game, the Twins (4-9) surrendered seven runs in the third inning, falling behind 8-2 and never recovering. Austin Orsted got the start on the hill but left the game after three innings, having given up eight runs, six of them earned, on eight

Austin Orsted of the Southeast Legacy Twins gets back to the bag on a pick-off attempt during a 7-1 loss to the Regina Athletics on Friday. hits and two walks. The Twins also made three errors. Left fielder Lane Hodnefield did a lot of the damage for the Wolfpack, hitting 3-for-3 with two runs batted in. For the Twins, Garret Fitzpatrick and Nolan Axten were each 2-for-3 with an RBI. On Saturday against the Diamondbacks, the Twins led 4-1 after three innings, but Saskatoon cobbled together six runs in the fifth to take control of the game. Twins starter Mackenzie Lamontagne had a strong bounce-back outing from his last start on May 30, allowing one run on no hits, four walks and three strikeouts in

three innings of work. Nate Koszman came on in relief, however, and surrendered six runs, none of them earned according to the game boxscore. Sean Jonassen was the team’s top batter, hitting 3-for-4 with two RBI. The Twins fared a little better in the second game, although they showed little sign of life until the seventh inning. Trailing 5-0, the Twins managed to bring in five runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extras. Jonassen was again clutch at the plate, hitting a bases-loaded double to plate all three runners. The Diamondbacks won after scoring a run in

the top of the ninth inning. On Friday in Estevan, the Twins were playing a textbook game against the powerhouse Athletics until it all came crashing down in the seventh inning. Regina got on the board in the first when star centre fielder Jordan Schulz hit a sacrifice grounder to score Mark Romanow. After getting out of a couple of jams to keep it a one-run game, the Twins would tie it in the fifth when Josh Ferris hit a lead-off double, advanced to third on a bunt by Jonassen and scored on a sac grounder by Ketter Hoium. The A’s got that one back in the top of the sixth when a single by Kyle Pirlot

drove in Cole Boychuk from first base. The Twins came close to tying it in the bottom of the inning when Lamontagne and Tanner Orsted were issued two-out walks, but a strikeout ended the inning. All hell broke loose in the seventh. Nolan Axten, who had been stellar in a start that spanned six and a third the night before his high school graduation, gave up a single and a walk to start the inning. He was then replaced by James Giroux, who walked the only batter he faced to load the bases. Lefty Justin Chuckry then came in to face Schulz, who hit a fly ball, but it was

dropped under the lights, scoring a run and squandering what would have been the second out. “Jimmy (Giroux) comes in and throws a walk, then Chuck comes in against (Schulz) and we get him and we just lose it in the lights. That’s kind of the turning point. That won’t happen in the daytime,” said Copeland. “If we can get Jordan Schulz to go 1-for-4 with one RBI, I think we’re going to be pretty happy. We did a good job of getting him up in the right spots, lead-off spots, getting him out, pitching him away, getting him into spots where we don’t necessarily have to pitch to him.” The trouble wasn’t over. Chuckry then walked in a fourth run, and two more came in on a double play ball that was accompanied by a wild throw to first. Pirlot then hit an RBI double to end the Athletics’ assault. “It’s a real ball club,” Copeland said of the A’s. “It’s a good test for us and I think we showed up, other than the seventh inning. We’ll take that and build on it.” He said Axten’s strong start was a sight for sore eyes, both for the pitcher and the team. “I’ve seen him pitch like that. That’s the Nolan Axten we need. He can even be better than that ... if he gets his breaking pitch working for strikes.” The Twins were set to host the Regina Mets last night in Estevan.

Big Dogs earn draw with undefeated Rifles It was the kind of game that the phrase “last goal wins” was invented for. The Estevan Tarpon Energy Big Dogs had to settle for “last goal ties.” The Big Dogs got a goal from Ryan Curzon with 35 seconds remaining to earn a 15-15 draw with the Regina Rifles in Prairie Gold Lacrosse League action Friday in Regina. The Rifles (4-0-1), the only undefeated club in the PGLL, spent most of the third period playing catchup as the Big Dogs (3-3) continued to take one-goal leads but could not consolidate their edge. Regina went ahead for the first time since the beginning of the period on a goal by Tristan Frei with 46 seconds left, but Curzon countered just 11 seconds later. “That was probably one of the best games

we’ve played in awhile ... not that you ever want to go goal for goal with one of the best teams in the league,” said Big Dogs head coach Evan Handley. “We had some chances to go ahead again at the end, but it didn’t work out.” Dylan Smith led the Big Dogs with four goals and six assists, and Rhett Handley added five goals. But the elder Handley was just as impressed with his team’s defensive play as their ability to score almost on command in the third period. The Big Dogs somewhat shut down Tristan Frei and Logan McMurtry, both of whom are among the top three scorers in the league. They combined for nine points in the game, a far cry from their 28 and 25 points, respectively, in their first four games. “We keyed in on those

guys, (but) a couple of their other guys bit us in the butt,” said Handley. Handley said the atmosphere was intense in the closing moments as the teams continued to trade goals. “Lots of emotion, both good and bad,” he said. “When they went ahead for the last time, we’d already burned our time out so I just told our kids quickly that we can do this, we can catch up, we are going to tie this game. The kids went out there, made a nice play and put it in the net.” The Rifles led 6-4 after the first period, jumping out to a 3-0 lead early before the Big Dogs scored three of their own. Blake Schindel (2), Frei, Carson Mayer, Spencer Watson and McMurtry scored for Regina in the opening frame.

For Estevan, it was Handley, Smith, Curzon and Ty Currie. The Big Dogs narrowed the gap to one in the second, scoring five times and trailing 10-9 after 40 minutes of play. Handley had three goals in the period, with Smith and Dustin DeBruyne adding singles. It was the first goal of the season for DeBruyne, who is in his first year of playing lacrosse. “I thought the roof was going to explode there,” Handley said of DeBruyne’s milestone goal. “He’s improved by leaps and bounds every day, every game.” McMurtry (2), Schindel and Frei were the Rifles’ scorers in the stanza. In the third period, the lead went back and forth like a tennis ball. Handley tied it 10-10

about six minutes in, and the Big Dogs grabbed their first lead of the game 22 seconds later on a goal by Marshall Holzer. But it was short-lived, as Schindel scored his fourth of the game 85 seconds later to tie the score 11-11. Smith’s hat trick goal at 12:04 gave Estevan the lead again, until Jesse Duncan scored at 15:29 to knot it up a second time. Just 12 seconds after that, Holzer netted his second of the night to restore the Big Dogs’ lead. But the scoring was far from over, as a flurry of five goals in the final two minutes brought the game to a fever pitch. F r e i ’s t h i r d g o a l evened the scoreboard at 13-13 with 2:02 to play, but Smith hit the twine 16 seconds later and the visitors from Estevan were ahead

once again. Regina’s Levi Barnstable got that one back only 21 seconds later, with 1:25 left in the period. The score remained that way for another 39 seconds, when Frei scored again with 46 seconds to go. Shortly after that, Curzon broke down the middle and buried what would finally be the last goal of a roller coaster game. Handley said it was important for his team to realize that it could keep up with a top team in a goalfest. “It’s huge because it shows them that if we do go into a battle like (at provincials) in Saskatoon in July, that anything can happen.” The Big Dogs’ next action is on Saturday when they visit the Yorkton Bulldogs.

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Two youngsters participate in a tackling drill during the Big Play Tackling Camp held in Estevan on Saturday.

Hall brings football tackling camp to Estevan

The head coach of the Campbell Collegiate Tartans was in Estevan on Saturday to run a tackling camp for local football players. Ryan Hall’s Big Play Tackling Camp attracted many players at the high school and minor football levels to the Estevan Comprehensive School field. The camp was comprised of a two-hour teaching session with local coaches, followed by a pair of two-hour practices, one in street clothes and another in full equipment. Coaches ran stations with various tackling drills devised by Hall, who has a lengthy background in coaching. The day wrapped up with some pursuit drills for the older players. “I think probably the most important thing was the time that was invested in the coaches,” said Hall. “With the players, they’re not going to totally develop their tackling skills in one day with two practices. But the important thing was the coaches being out here, running the drills and teaching the skills so that they can now work on these things every day once the season starts.

“It’s kind of like that old saying, if you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day. I could come down and coach the kids and the kids maybe would get something out of it (on that day), but the real investment is the long-term. Teach the coaches and then the coaches can put that investment in every day for years to come.” Many of the drills on Saturday did not involve contact, and Hall said he takes pains to ensure player safety wherever possible. “There are a couple of things, with the system that we teach, that are really important. Safety is crucial. There’s such an emphasis these days on concussion prevention and the technique that we use really emphasizes protecting the head,” said Hall. “At the same time, it emphasizes being aggressive and powerful. It seems like those two wouldn’t go together, but once you go through the whole progression, they really do work together nicely and you can see the kids feeling more confident in their technique and being more aggressive as tacklers, and working to-

gether as a team. And when they do that correctly, the chances of concussions are a lot lower.” Hall said he believes limiting the risk of concussions in practice is one way to reduce head injuries in the sport and he incorporates that into his teaching. “We’re never going to take them out of the game. They’re just part of the game, they’re part of the risk, part of the challenge and the danger that makes football an exciting and popular sport. If it wasn’t dangerous, people wouldn’t play it and they wouldn’t watch it. “But if we can limit the risk, especially contact in practices — we did so much stuff out here working on tackling where we didn’t touch another player — so if you can work on your tackling skill without banging bodies and risking cracking heads, you’re way ahead of the game as far preventing injuries.” Hall spent 17 years coaching 12-man and nineman football in Caronport before joining Campbell Collegiate in 2007. He has also spent time on the coaching staff of the Regina

Thunder and was the head coach of Team Saskatchewan’s Football Canada Cup entry in 2008 and 2009, winning the championship for the first time in 2009. This is Hall’s first summer offering the tackling camps. He has already been to Yorkton and Assiniboia, and there are more camps scheduled for the Thunder, one in Weyburn and another in Regina later this summer. “I care about football.

I’ve been coaching in rural Saskatchewan for most of my life. I just moved to Regina about five years ago. So I know that the resources, in particular in rural Saskatchewan, for coaching development are a lot more limited,” said Hall. “Because I come from rural football, it means a lot to me to try and support rural football and build it up, especially coming to a place like Estevan where

people are working so hard to make football exciting and popular and a positive experience for the kids, right from the elementary kids up to the high school. “So I guess that’s the biggest thing, to just try and help coaches make the game great and keep the game great. We don’t want it to die because coaches don’t know how to coach and kids have negative experiences or get unnecessary injuries.”

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Elecs seeking coaches There will be plenty of turnover in the ECS Elecs’ coaching staff this fall, and not just at the top. The football team has lost six coaches from last year. “We’ve got some big holes to fill,� said new head coach Mark Schott. “We’ve got a lot of the key positions filled by juggling our coaching staff, but we’re definitely in need of some more coaches.� Leaving the team for various reasons are head coach and defensive coordinator Marco Ricci, offensive co-ordinator Randy Labrecque, offensive line coach Robin Garchinski, defensive line coach Josh Marvin, linebackers coach Phil Zajac and defensive coach Mike Horton, who also served in a chaplaincy role. But Schott said the team is looking for coaches to serve in any capacity, not necessarily the roles vacated by the outgoing coaches.

“Anybody that has any football experience, we’re going to welcome them aboard. We can use coaches on both sides of the ball. We can use coaches with all types of experience that are willing to come out and help,� he said. “The more coaches we have on staff, the easier it is to divide up responsibilities, and the less the coaches have on their plate, so they can focus on their specific responsibilities instead of worrying about multiple positions.� Former offensive backs coach Cory Prokop takes over as the offensive coordinator and Brian Dueck, who shared the duties with Ricci last year, is the new defensive co-ordinator. “They’re two guys who have been with the program since the beginning and are familiar with how the program works.� Any interested coaches are asked to contact Schott by e-mail at mark.schott@ cornerstonesd.ca.

Golden Eels readying The Estevan Golden Eels are preparing for their first meet of the swim season next month. The Golden Eels have 65 swimmers registered this year and are again being coached by Erin Wilson and Akeela Jundt. The club’s first meet will be in Weyburn on July 7, and their annual meet in Estevan is on July 14. Other meets they will attend this summer include July 15 in Oxbow, July 21 in Assiniboia, July 22 in Swift Current, and provincials

Aug. 4-5 in Regina. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Summer Games are being held in Meadow Lake later this summer and the Golden Eels are hoping to send some swimmers to the event. Time trials for the southeast district — which is being coached by Jundt — will be held on Sunday at the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Swimmers from Estevan, Weyburn, Oxbow and Moosomin will participate.

Swinging the Bat Estevan Tower Wolves first baseman Riley Panteluk takes a cut during the team’s 5-5 tie against the Oxbow Chiefs on Wednesday in Saskota Baseball League action.

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Spectators weathered the rain on Saturday to attend the T and T Rods Show and Shine. Classic and contemporary cars were on display and aside from car gazing there was also a burn out pit and refreshments throughout the day to keep attendees occupied.

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Little, McKay named top ECS athletes The various sports programs at the Estevan Comprehensive School gave out their year-end medals during the school’s awards night last Wednesday. Kelci Little and Arnette McKay were named the school’s outstanding female and male athletes of the year, respectively. Larissa Smeltzer earned the outstanding female sportsmanship medal while John Elder received the male honour. Here are the medal recipients for each sport: Badminton: Paige Collopy (most improved), Harley Doerr (most sports-

manlike), Hien Le (most dedicated). Basketball (senior girls): Larissa Smeltzer (dedicated), Ali Stelniki (improved), Bridget Bjorndalen (leadership award). Basketball (senior boys): John Elder (dedicated), Joel Pasloski (improved), Jolan Lingelbach (sportsmanlike). Cheerleading: Halee Pachal (improved), Kristy Moriarty (sportsmanlike), Brett Smith (dedicated). Cross Country: Stephen Aspinall (improved), Logan Hertes (sportsmanlike), David Kleemola (dedicated). Curling: Rylan Hauck (improved), Riley Lafrentz

(sportsmanlike), Harley Doerr (dedicated). Football: Elijah Watchman (most valuable player), Julian Rioux (improved), Kolby Fleury (sportsmanlike). Golf: Tyson Price (improved), Janelle Gedak (sportsmanlike), Shayna Hamilton (dedicated). Rodeo: Tija Donovan (improved), Bailey Holzer (sportsmanlike), Chantelle Schiestel (dedicated). Soccer (senior girls): Shelby Betzema (improved), Merisha Cossette (sportsmanlike), Hien Le (dedicated). Soccer (senior boys):

Dusty Schlamp (leadership award), Mike Fisher (dedicated), Tim Bastiaansen (MVP). Table Tennis: Thomas Gallipeau (improved), Jay Ross Jollie Be (player of the year), David Kleemola (most committed). Track: Keena McKnight (improved), Larissa Smeltzer (sportsmanlike), Kristina Chamney (dedicated). Volleyball (senior girls): Larissa Smeltzer (improved), Ashley Gingras (sportsmanlike), Kelci Little (dedicated). Volleyball (senior boys): Kale Little (improved), John Elder (sportsmanlike), Arnette McKay (dedicated).

Show and Shine

After weather cancelled the event last year, the annual John Dyck Show and Shine Car Show returned this year at the Estevan Comprehensive School. A number of students brought out their vehicles to display to their fellow students Friday in the school’s parking lot.

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Haulers post 1-2 record at Regina tourney The Estevan Sherritt Coal Haulers closed out a bantam AAA tournament in Regina with a strong outing on Sunday after a pair of losses to begin the weekend. The Haulers recorded a 1-2 round-robin record at the tournament. The weekend began on Friday night with a 10-3 defeat at the hands of the Carlyle Cardinals, a loss head coach Kent Phillips jokingly called “devastating” after his team had crushed Carlyle 20-3 a week earlier. “Their pitcher was very good, and aside from the fact that he threw well, he was smart,” said Phillips, who noted that the umpire was giving pitchers about six inches off the outside of the plate and that the Carlyle starter took full advantage. Strong pitching has been key to the hot regular season start for the Haulers (7-0) and Phillips said it didn’t materialize on Friday. “Our pitchers didn’t pitch as well as what we’re used to. It was the only time this year I’ve been disappointed in our pitching.

“It’s not that they were horrible, but our pitchers have been so good this year that we’ve been getting spoiled.” In their second game on Saturday morning, the Haulers’ comeback bid fell short in an 8-6 loss to the Regina Pacers, the eventual tournament champions. The Pacers took a 6-1 lead early, in part thanks to three Estevan errors in the first two innings that allowed four runners to cross the plate. Haulers pitcher Colton Gingras turned in a quality start after seeing limited action in Friday’s game due to an illness. In their final game on Sunday morning, the Haulers picked up a 6-5 win over the Swift Current Indians. Haulers starter Carson Perkins went six innings while allowing only two runs, helping Estevan lead from start to finish. Preston Hutt came in to pitch the seventh. The Haulers return to regular season action this weekend, playing a doubleheader in Melville on Saturday and another one in Yorkton on Sunday.

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A most improbable Stanley Cup victory Jeff Carter and Mike Richards liked to party a little too much for the Philadelphia Flyers’ liking. Dustin Penner was roundly vilified for his performance after being acquired from the Edmonton Oilers. That was before he injured his back while eating his wife’s “delicious pancakes.” Drew Doughty was mired in a contract dispute last fall and missed training camp. Willie Mitchell, not that long ago, looked like he might never play again after a serious concussion. Dustin Brown almost got traded and/or stripped

of the captaincy at the trade deadline, depending on who you believe. Carter, just to refresh your memory a little more, was a cancer in Columbus. A bunch of teams passed on Anze Kopitar in the draft because there had never been a Slovenian in the NHL. That same year, 2005, Jonathan Quick was the eighth goalie selected, in the third round. Darryl Sutter, by his own admission, was shovelling crap on his farm in Alberta when he got the call a few short months ago. Dean Lombardi? He was too patient. They said

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out he’d never win a Cup if he didn’t make a splash. Does rescuing Richards and eventually Carter from the Dry Island qualify as a splash? Ladies and gents, your 2011-12 Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. The eighth-seeded

Kings. The deceptive underdogs who couldn’t score to save their lives all year, but managed to do what Gretzky, Robitaille, Kurri and Blake couldn’t do in 1993. The team that stole our hearts with its edgy Twitter account, that had to put up with incompetent Los Angeles media outlets that mixed

them up with every team in the city, and in the process ripped through to the Stanley Cup final while losing only two games. It’s the stuff of video games, really. Where you pick a bad team, knock off all the contenders and win the Cup without breaking a sweat, then you decide that you better change the difficulty level next time. There’s nothing like watching a franchise win its first Stanley Cup, and there certainly is nothing like seeing the families who have made so many sacrifices over the years on the ice in the midst of the celebration. Kudos to CBC for capturing

those moments. For my money, the best moment of the night might have been seeing Lucky Luc, who had pit stops elsewhere but always found himself returning to where his heart was, finally lift that silver cup as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. Josh Lewis can be reached by phone at 6342654, by e-mail at sports@ estevanmercury.ca, on Twitter at twitter.com/joshlewis306, or on his Bruins Banter blog at estevanmercury. ca/bruinsbanter. No matter how much his co-workers ridicule him, he is proudly watching every game of Euro 2012.

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happy fathers day!

Father’s Day: a well-established tradition Even though Father’s Day is a more recent innovation, it is now celebrated with as much pride and love as Mother’s Day. Of course, there’s nothing really surprising about the significance of this celebration in today’s society, as fathers are playing an increasingly

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differ from one place to another. Some countries, such as Italy, Portugal, and Spain, celebrate the event on March 19, which is also when the Catholic church celebrates St-Joseph’s feast day. The type of festivities also varies from country

to country. Here in North America it is celebrated like a birthday, with Dad often being given little treats by Mum and the children in a private, family setting. In Germany some regions celebrate Männertag (men’s day) or Herrentag (gentlemen’s day), during which

men leave on a hiking tour, pulling small wagons filled with alcohol and food in order to make merry. However Father’s Day is celebrated, the principal remains the same: it is a time to thank all dads for the love they show their families

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happy fathers day! Dad, thanks for being there! Father’s Day will soon be here, and there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that this is an occasion well worth celebrating. But how can we spoil the man of the household on his very own special day? Here are a few ideas. Today’s fathers certainly deserve to be celebrated. The days are long gone when they left home in the morning to go to work, returning in the evening to be served an already prepared meal and to sit comfortably in their armchairs while mums looked after children and dishes. The involvement of fathers in family life and daily chores has become the norm, and they take their new role very seriously! One way of getting Dad’s special day off to a good start is for all the

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family to make him a mouth-watering breakfast. Of course there’s no need to make anything elaborate, the goal is simply to demonstrate that you’re thinking of him. Spending a fortune on gifts isn’t necessary either. There’s nothing more heartwarming for a parent than to see the children getting involved in the celebration. So a handmade card, craft, or a small, meaningful gift will always be appreciated. What’s especially important is to spend some quality time together as a family, participating in various activities that everyone will enjoy. A good meal in the evening, with Dad’s favourite foods on the menu, is a great way to end the day. After all, sharing happiness is what will make this day a success!

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happy fathers day!

Golf club-fitting technology is a welcomed quick fix (NC)—Every spring, golfers salivate over the added yardage and straighter shots promised by the latest equipment and teaching aids. But, just like an off-the-rack suit or dress at your local department store, when it comes to golf clubs, one size does not ďŹ t all. As Michael Breed on the Golf Channel has pointed out, playing golf with a set of clubs not tailored to your individual swing is like running a marathon in the wrong size shoes. It might feel ďŹ ne for a little while, but you'll soon develop blisters and your

the director of academies and services at leading retailer, Golf Town. “People are really shocked at how much of a difference properly ďŹ tted equipment can instantly make.â€? Whereas many facilities—on the course, and off—have an affiliation with certain manufacturers, Cuerrier says Golf Town's new “fitting technology powered by Swing Labsâ€? provides a non-partisan custom club-ďŹ tting approach. “One of the great things about this technology is that there is no brand bias,â€? he explains, adding

technique will consequently be affected as you attempt to compensate. A player's height, physique, swing speed or swing plane are among a myriad of factors that need to be considered when determining the right set of clubs for that unique swing. And the results can be dramatic. “With many customers, we're seeing improvements of more than 20 yards off the tee and much tighter dispersion rates as far as accuracy goes,� says Andre Cuerrier, a teaching professional veteran with PGA of Canada, as well as

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Canadian Tire survey results also uncovered that despite spending an average of five hours a week in their vehicles, only half of Canadian drivers clean the exterior regularly (more than once a month). Pressure washing the garage and your vehicle is a great way to get rid of corrosive winter road

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New facility announced for southern Sask. The provincial government is stepping up to provide some much needed relief for Saskatchewan’s medical services. In a release last week, it was announced that patients across southern Saskatchewan will benefit from a new facility in Regina that will provide a full range of outpatient services including surgery, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, rehabilitation, cancer care and other related services that do not require an overnight stay. Premier Brad Wall has announced approval in prin-

ciple for the Plains Surgery and Outpatient Care Centre, an ambulatory care facility that will be designed and built in partnership with the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. The centre will put patients first in its design, care delivery and location. “This facility will enable a level of co-operation and co-ordination in outpatient health care services that has never been seen before in Saskatchewan,” Wall said. “Patients will appreciate hav-

ing related health services in one location. For example, a cancer patient may be able to receive a CT scan next door to where they receive chemotherapy treatment. Patients will be able to spend less time and energy waiting for appointments or navigating a hospital and more time looking after their health.” The Plains Surgery and Outpatient Care Centre is to be located on Crown-owned land opposite the SIAST campus, south of Wascana Parkway. The Hospitals of Regina Foundation has com-

mitted to raising funds in support of the centre. “Our mission is enhancing health care through donor support,” Hospitals of Regina Foundation CEO Judy Davis said. “An outpatient care facility will be transformational and will have such a positive impact on how health care services are delivered. This is a project we know our donors will want to be a part of. We are excited for the opportunity to work with the partners on this project.” The centre will enable the Regina Qu’Appelle

Health Region to consolidate services and reduce the future need for large capital investments in its facilities. It will be designed and constructed using Lean principles, which will reduce operating costs and improve delivery of services for patients. “This is an exciting opportunity to transform the way the people of southern Saskatchewan access health services in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region,” Health Region CEO Dwight Nelson said. “Sustainable surgical capacity will be key

to helping us maintain our target of providing surgeries within three months of a referral. We will engage patients, staff and physicians in the planning and design of the centre.” “Cancer care is about partnerships,” Cancer Agency CEO Scott Livingstone said. “Creating an integrated centre will bring together services and experts that will offer better care and better health for patients and families in southern Saskatchewan. This is a true patient first response that we are proud to be part of.”

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The Estevan Comprehensive School held its annual awards night June 6. Among the awards announced was the Mr. and Miss ECS for the four grades. From left to right: Miss ECS Grade 9 Kristen Skjonsby; Mr. ECS Grade 9, Jaime Collins; Miss ECS Grade 10, Jacqueline Peeace; Mr. ECS Grade 10 Tate Wrubleski; Mr. ECS Grade 11, Joshua Pele; Miss ECS Grade 11, Shaylee Foord; Miss ECS Grade 12, Larissa Smeltzer; Mr. ECS Grade 12, Dustin MacCuish.

ECS holds annual awards night The Estevan Comprehensive School took time out last Wednesday to honour a number of students at its annual awards night. The lengthy program included the presentation of numerous scholarships and bursaries and academic and athletic awards. Among the bursaries were a pair of new additions — the Derrik Seemann Memorial Award and the Doris Frehlick Bursary Award. The Seeman Memorial Award held special meaning for a number of the students in attendance as it was presented in honour of Seemann who was killed in a head on collision north of Benson last August. His tragic death prompted a pair of former schoolmates — Kara Graves and Alex Moore — to create the bursary to remember their friend who they described as a happy, fun loving person who brought joy to many

people. “We became really good friends and he was a super nice guy and we wanted him to be remembered,” said Kara. “Everybody knew him for his smile and kind gestures.” “I was new last year and I didn’t really have any friends and I sat by myself in the (cafeteria) and he would always come up and sit with me and ask me how my day was. He was always there if I needed to him.” To raise money for the bursary Kara and Alex baked over 400 cupcakes and sold them at the school. They also had a raffle basket and took donations. Showing they, too, remembered Seemann, ECS students contributed $700 to the cause which allowed Kara and Alex to give money to two students — Ryan Olsen and Tamara Steman — who both embodied a number of the same characteristics as Seemann.

The other new bursary was created by the family of Doris Frehlick, who earlier this year gave her the unique gift of an award in her name. The criteria for the bursary focused on many of the characteristics that are important to Frehlick such as a positive attitude, excellent attendance, dedication to their studies and above average grades. Janelle Gedak was the inaugural winner of the bursary. Among the other highlights of the scholarship and bursary portion of the evening was the presentation of the Norvin and Alice Uhrich Academic Leadership Awards. The awards were created by the former Estevan residents who placed a high importance on the education of local youth. The winners this year were: Kaitlyn Pilloud, humanities; Britney Ruzesky, liberal arts; Hien Le, math and science; Ryan Olsen, technical vocational.

The winners of the Uhrich Academic Leadership Awards for the current school year were, left to right: Ryan Olsen, Kaitlyn Pilloud, Brittney Ruzesky and Hien Le.

The evening also gave the school a chance to recognize some of the students who have excelled in academics. Among the award winners were: • Board proficiency awards: Grade 10, Alyssa Doerr; Grade 11, Jordan Torgunrud; Grade 12, Kayleen Wingert. • Business Education Department Medal, Alanna Dickie. • English Department Medal, Hien Le. • Mildred Keating Memorial Award, Britney Ruzesky. • Fine Arts Department Medal, Alex Thieven. • Core French Department Medal, Samantha Campbell. • French Immersion Department Medal, Britney Ruzesky. • Math Department Medal, Kayleen Wingert. • Physical Education Department Medal, Hien

Le.

• Science Department Medal, Kayleen Wingert. • Social Studies Department Medal, Kaitlyn Pilloud. • Technical Education Department Medal, Ryan Olsen. • Most Improved Student, Jessie Clement. • ECS Citizenship, Dustin MacCuish. The top 10 honour roll students for Grades 10 through 12 were also announced. Grade 10: Alyssa Doerr, Landra Schlamp, Tanner Tytlandsvik, Shayla Mosley, Jake Spilchuk, Morgan Ruel, Shayna Hamilton, Kyle Goulet, Whitney Gervais, Katelyn Pippus (tie), Rebecca Blackburn (tie) and Mackenzie Dahl (tie). Grade 11: Jordan Torgunrud, Kaylee MacKenzie, Rebecca Dukart, Brayden Gervais, Brooke Pachal, Cassidy Reich,

Joshua Pele, Harley Doerr, Amber Dechief and Maddie Blischak. Grade 12: Kayleen Wingert, Merisha Cossette, Britney Ruzesky, Garett Earl, Hien Le, Kyla Dietz, Samantha Campbell, Zoe Sereggela, Kelci Little and Dustin MacCuish. The Mr. and Mrs. ECS awards for the various grades were the final announcements of the evening. Miss Grade 9: Kristen Skjonsby Mr. Grade 9: Jaime Collins Miss. Grade 10: Jacqueline Peeace Mr. Grade 10: Tate Wrubleski Miss Grade 11: Shaylee Foord Mr. Grade 11: Josh Pele Miss Grade 12: Larissa Smeltzer Mr. Grade 12: Dustin MacCuish

Claiming the Board Proficiency Awards were, left to right: Kayleen Wingert, Alyssa Doerr and Jordan Torgunrud.


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Estevan Idol contestants identified The stage may not be set yet, but the lineup of contestants is. Lisa Beaulieu, producer of this year’s Estevan Idol competition, released the names of the 18 contestants who managed to sail through the first musical adjudication check point two weeks ago during the auditions. There are eight adult singers and 10 juniors lined up to sing their hearts out in front of a panel of judges and the public during the upcoming Estevan Fair June 18 to 20. “”The juniors will take

to the stage on June 18 starting at 7 p.m. and the next night, the adult singers take over and on the final night, June 20, there will be four contestants left in each group. They will each sing one song and one more will be eliminated from each. Then the three finalists in each group will return to the stage and sing once again and they’ll get placed from first to third,” said Beaulieu. Those making the first round cut for Junior Idol at the original auditions in Exhibition Hall were: Mary Stachoski, Samantha

Pauchard, Haley Greening, Brooklyn Willerth, Carter MacFarlane, Kaysha Grulich, Faith Kyle, Emily Thompson, Brittany Tuchscherer and a duet of Bailee Duckarmie and Julie Wall.

On the adult side of the slate, the eight singers who survived the first cut included: Sabrina Demyen, Molly Fogarty, Blair Wrubleski, Karissa Hoffart, Darian King, Loralee Taylor, Anirudda Ray and Jodi McLaughlin. The panel of judges consists of Lana Coyne,

Ryan McKenzie and Brad Bengert. They will be joined by one additional judge, Lexie Tytlandsvik, during the Junior Idol competition. Lexie was the winner of the Junior Idol title last year and has been invited to return as a judge, a tradition that was started a few years ago, that has become a popular addition to the event. The singers will appear on an outdoor stage on the exhibition grounds, weather permitting. If the weather turns sour, the event will move indoors to the Civic Auditorium. The final night will see the singing begin a little earlier, around 6 o’clock. Beaulieu said there

will be an additional musical highlight on the first night, just to keep the audience fully entertained while the first round of singers make their arrangements. Kyle Whitehead has agreed to return as emcee for all three evenings of Estevan Idol. “There are always a few additions or changes to keep things fresh. This year we’ve allowed the duet to enter the same as one contestant. That means we can test the water with them and see how it goes over. Maybe that will be an additional category in the future,” said Beaulieu.

Crime Stoppers Report

The Estevan Police Service is asking for the public’s help in regards to a couple of recent in-

cidents. On May 26, in the early morning hours, a theft from a vehicle occurred in the 1300 block of Second Street. Electronic devices were taken from the vehicle. Between May 24 and May 27, a break and enter occurred at a residence in the 1800 block of Tedford Way. Items were taken

including big screen televisions. If anyone has information, they are asked to call the EPS or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Callers do not have to identify themselves and will not be asked to testify in court. Tips that lead to a conviction could be worth up to $1,500.

Thank You! Co-op Makes Donation

Darcy Calder, a member of Southern Plains Co-operative Association’s member relations committee, presented a cheque in the amount of $1,000 to Heather Vermeersch, chairwoman of the Souris Valley Live Theatre group on June 8. The money will be used to help restore the theatre’s infrastructure following last summer’s devastating floods that knocked out the live theatre season last year and again this year. The theatre will return to a regular schedule of performances next summer.

Volunteers • Janet Loraas • Spectra Credit Union Staff • Trevor Gowen • Dave Elliott • Brian Heska • Dave Johnston Sponsors • Spectra Credit Union • Souris Valley Aquatic & Leisure Centre • Access Communications • Extreeme Limousine • The Black Grasshopper • CJ1280/SUN 102.3 • Chamber of Commerce • The Estevan Mercury • The Southeast Trader Express

• Estevan City Police • EMS • K5 Water Supply • Tower Cafe • Domino’s Pizza • Lifestyles Publication • Estevan Bowl • Murray GM • KidZone • Tim Hortons • No Frills • Raven Roofing • Deb’s Typing Place Corporate Donations • Apex Distribution • Arc Resources Ltd. • Cathedral Insurance Brokers • Coulter & McGillicky Sales &

Services (1997) Ltd. • Do All Metal Fabricating Ltd. • Enbridge Pipelines (Sask.) Ltd. • Estevan Meter Services Ltd. • Estevan telephone Answering Service (1993) Ltd. • Future Signs Inc. • Girard Bulk Services • Kohaly & Elash Law Firm • Mid-City Plumbing & Heating Inc. • Senchuk Ford Sales Ltd. • Skylift Services Inc. • T Bird Oil Ltd. • TS&M Supply • Viking Surplus Oilfield Equipment • Bert Baxter Transport Ltd. • Regens Disposal Ltd.

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Home plan of the week THREE-BEDROOM WITH RURAL CHARM Plan No. 6-3-358 Multiple gables lend the exterior of this two-storey, three-bedroom family home an air of rural charm. Inside, comfort and convenience rule. The covered entrance leads into a generous foyer, with a handy coat closet on the right. Off the foyer is a den, the perfect location for a home office, since clients will not have to walk through the house to reach it. Thanks to the den’s walk-in closet, the room could double as a guest room. Visible from the foyer is the open-plan great room, which flows into the dining area and kitchen, allowing the cook to keep an eye on the rest of the family during meal preparation. Part of this area features a double-height ceiling. The corner fireplace will make the great room attractive for family activities during the cooler months, while access to the terrace will make serving summertime al fresco meals a breeze. Adjacent to the dining area, which features an optional built-out buffet, is a covered outdoor space, the perfect spot for the barbecue. The kitchen features an island with an eating bar for casual meals and snacks. There’s a roomy pantry, and the L-shaped counter configuration will save steps. A deep sill above the kitchen sink provides display space for plants or collectibles. The master suite boasts a window seat that overlooks the back garden. The fourpiece en suite and capacious walk-in closet add a touch of luxury. Also on the main floor are a powder room, understair storage space and linen cupboard. The laundry room contains extra closet space for off-season gear, and provides access to the double garage. On the second floor, reached via a U-shaped staircase, are two more bedrooms that share a split ensuite, lit by a skylight. Adjacent is a linen closet, as well as two large storage spaces. Bedroom No. 3 features a window seat. Exterior finishes include board-and-batten siding, painted trim and wood detail-

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JENISH HOUSE DESIGN LIMITED ing, wood shingles and partly mullioned windows, as well as porch pilasters with stone bases. Wooden barn-style doors decorate the garage. This home measures 42 feet wide and 54 feet, six inches, deep, for a total of 1,984 square feet. Plans for design 6-3-358 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. Our 44th edition of the Home Plan Catalogue containing over 300 plans is available for $13.50 (includes taxes, postage and handling). Make all cheques and money orders payable to “Home Plan of the Week” and mail to: Home Plan of the Week, c/o The Estevan Mercury, Unit 7, 15243 - 91st Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3R 8P8; or see our web page order form on: www.jenish. com and e-mail your order to: homeplans@jenish.com

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1st Anniversary Flood Volunteer BBQ

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Sale conducted jointly between the Estevan Exhibition Association & Mack Auction Company PL#311962


June 13, 2012

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Mobile/ Manufactured NEW 20’ wide Manufactured Mobile Home, 20x76, 1520 sq. ft., 4 Stainless steel appliances 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Delivered, levelled and blocked within 100 miles of Estevan starting at $99,900. New 16’ wide Manufactured Mobile Home, 16x76, 1216 sq. ft., 4 Stainless steel appliances, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Delivered, levelled and blocked within 100 miles of Estevan starting at $75,900. Phone 1-587-434-8525.

Come Celebrate With Us A Come and Go Tea will be held in honour of Lorna Stubel’s 80th Birthday June 16, 2012 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Senior Citizens’ Centre Exhibition Grounds JUNE 30th ALAMEDA FISHING DERBY AND SUPPER Adult ($75) and Youth ($35) Divisions Call 489-2187 for Information or Tickets

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READY TO MOVE HOMES! Some Floor plans are available online. Book now for delivery fall 2012. W. GIESBRECHT HOMES, Ste. Anne, MB, Phone 1-204-3463231 or www.wgiesbrechthomes.ca

SRA Annual General Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2012 SGEU Auditorium, 1440 Broadway Avenue Regina, Sask. Registration: 10:30 a.m. Meeting: 11 a.m.

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SASKATOON 2 bed, main floor, upgraded condo by UNIVERSITY. Wood fireplace, wall a/c, insuite laundry/storage room, outside storage, includes: fridge, washer, dryer, dishwasher & microwave. Contact (306)717-0908 or chrisandcara@hotmail.com. $199,900.

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ApArtments/Condos for rent

FOR SALE: Deines Magnum Mower, 72” Cut, 20 HP Kohler motor, Electric deck lift. Low hours. Phone 306-421-0529 after 4 p.m.

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CARPET CLEANING Business for sale. Great for second income or ready to be taken to full time. Great base clientele. Will train. Phone 306-636-2188.

CONDO FOR SALE: 2 Bedrooms, 5 appliances, natural fireplace, electrified parking, balcony. $158,000. Apt. 101, 306 Perkins, Garden Place. Phone 306-6342519.

HARVEST HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units. Utilities included. Air conditioning, fridge and stove, laundry facilities in building. Ample parking and plug-ins. Security entrance. No pets. See our Web Site at: www.apartmentsestevan.ca Call 634-5800 110 - 542 Bannatyne Avenue PARK PLACE 405 PERKINS STREET FOR RENT: 1, 2 BR Apartments. Air conditioning, 5 Appliances. Fireplace in suites; Security doors. No Pets!! For more information, Phone 634-4010 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. only, or see our Web site @ www.apartmentsestevan.ca

COMMERCIAL BUILDING: 5,440 sq. ft., built in 2008 - for sale in Carlyle. Prime location. Phone 577-7809 for details. 1980, 16W MADCO. Excellent condition. New siding, roof, windows and more! Must be moved by early July! Call for details. 1855-380-2266; www.craigshomesales.com. CUSTOM BUILT READY TO MOVE HOMES: R. Barkman Construction, Cromer, Manitoba. Quality workmanship and materials. Please Phone Randy at 204662-4561 for Estimates and Design or Stop in to Visit Our Homes.

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

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

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UNRESERVED AUCTIONS June 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles & tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780-636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24’ disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online: prodaniukauctions.com.

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SOUTHEAST SASK USED CAR SUPERSTORE CARS

2011 CHEV MALIBU PLATINUM EDITION 30,000 kms .......................... $18,900 2008 CHEV COBALT 4 door, sport red, 56,840 kms ...................................... $12,700 2008 CHEV COBALT COUPE auto, power roof, 40,800 kms ......................... $12,700 2007 CHEV COBALT COUPE A/C, cruise, tilt, pw, pl, 112,000 kmsSOLD ................. $9,800 2006 BUICK ALLURE local trade, 124,000 kms .............................................. $9,950 2005 CHEV CAVALIER 4 door, A/C, cruise, tilt, 88,000 kms ............................ SOLD $5,700 2004 CHEV CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE auto, leather, chrome wheels, 8,600 kms ..................................................................................................... $33,900 Sale $32,300

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LAND FOR SALE PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLKS OF LAND. PREMIUM PRICES PAID WITH QUICK PAYMENT. SOLD EXAMPLES Aberdeen - 1 1/4’s Bengough - 22 1/4’s Bedson 2 1/4’s Bethune - 2 1/4’s Blaine Lake - 245 acres Bruno 14 1/4’s Cupar - 5 1/4s Davidson - 6 1/4’s Eastend - 2 1/4’s Elfros – 26 1/4’s Emerald – 22 1/4’s Eastend - 2 1/4’s Foam Lake - 7 1/4’s Grenfell - 3 1/4’s Kelliher - 10 1/4’s Harwarden - 1 1/4’s Lestock - 21 1/4’s Lake Alma – 14 1/4’s Marcelin - 7 1/4’s Moose Jaw - 8 1/4’s Nokomis - 8 1/4’s Ogema - 56 1/4’s Prince Albert - 1 1/4’s Punnichy - 5 1/4’s Saskatoon - 2 1/4's Semans - 12 1/4’s Simpson - 10 acres Viscount - 5 1/2 Wadena - 4 1/4’s Wakaw - 5 1/4’s Watrous/Young 31 1/2 Mobile Home Park Weyburn - 21 1/4’s Call DOUG 306-955-2266 EMAIL: saskfarms@shaw.ca www.cafarmland.com Letter of appreciation: I have sold some land to Doug Rue in 2011. I am looking forward to selling more with him in 2012. I have made a new trusted friend. Ed P.

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2011 CHEV 3/4 EXT LONG BOX 4X4 38,800 kms ................................. $34,900 2011 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB loaded, leather, 58,000 kms ...................... $34,900 2011 GMC YUKON cloth, 20’s, white, 54,000 kms ...................................... $37,900 2011 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4X4 19,200 kms....................................... $25,700 2011 CHEV SUBURBAN leather, 4x4, 34,000 kms ...................................... SOLD $38,900 2011 FORD ESCAPE LTD loaded, leather, power roof, only 15,500 kms .......... $28,700 2011 CHEV TRAVERSE AWD, LT, quad, buckets, 43,400 kms ........................ SOLD $29,900 2010 FORD EDGE AWD LIMITED like new, 45,500 kms............................. SOLD $29,981 2010 JEEP LIBERTY extra clean, only 26,000 kms ........................................ $20,900 2010 GMC 1 TON CREW CAB DURAMAX 163,000 kms ......................... $28,700 2010 CHEV CREW 4x4 very nice, black with 20’s, local trade, 45,000 kms .... $31,700 2010 CHEV 1500 CREW 4X4 6.2L, max pkg, 134,000 kms, local trade ...... $21,980 2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CX AWD 64,685 kms, very well equipped ................ $32,880 2009 GMC SIERRA SLT 1500 72,785 kms, Crew, loaded ........................... SOLD $25,900 2009 CHEV UPLANDER SWB quad buckets, very nice, 59,300 kmsSOLD .............. $15,500 2008 DODGE NITRO SXT white, only 62,000 kms ...................................... $19,900 2008 CHEVY TAHOE LTZ sunroof, DVD, loaded, very nice, local trade, 79,000 kms ................................................................................................... $33,700 2008 HUMMER H3 fully loaded, cloth buckets, very clean, 69,000 kms........... $28,600 2008 SATURN VUE AWD A/C, cruise, tilt, pw, pl, 78,000 kms ..................... $18,990 2008 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 2007 CHEV EQUINOX AWD black, 104,000 kms ....................................... SOLD $15,700 2007 GMC CANYON CREW 4x4 local trade, only 54,000 kms ................... $19,900 2007 CHEV TRAILBLAZER SS AWD 395 HP, leather, power roof, 100,000 kms ................................................................................ $23,700 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT A/C, pw, pl, cruise, tilt, AWD 110,000 kms ........ $14,600 2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE loaded, roof, navigation, DVD, leather, 20’s, 81,000 kms ................................................................................................... $38,700 SOLD 2006 ENVOY DENALI loaded, leather, local trade .......................................... $11,900 2005 ACURA MDX leather, power roof, only 102,000 kms ............................ $19,700 2004 CHEV AVALANCHE 4x4 only 117,314 kms....................................... SOLD $15,700 2002 YUKON DENALI XL fully loaded, local trade, only 126,000 kms ............ $13,700

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2009 MAZDA CX-7 40,000km......................................................... $29,900 2009 SEBRING TOURING Very nice car ....................................... $15,995 2-2008 DODGE CHARGER 68,000 kms ........................................ $17,500 2008 VW NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE 64,000 kms ................... $17,995 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING Only 20,000 kms .............................. $14,995

USED TRUCKS/VANS

2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CREW Loaded, 11,400 kms.... $28,995 2011 FORD F150 CREW CAB 24,500 kms .................................... $32,995 2011 TOWN & COUNTRY .............................................................. $31,900 2011 GRAND CHEROKEE ............................................................. $39,500 2011 DODGE 1500 CREW CAB BIG HORN 49,800 kms .............. $33,900 2010 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD Loaded.................................... $28,995 2010 FORD XLT SUPER CAB ....................................................... $21,900 2010 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB 59,000 kms ....................... $27,995 2010 DODGE CALIBER ................................................................. $13,995 2010 RAM 3500 Diesel SLT ............................................................ $36,995 2009 DODGE JOURNEY RT Loaded ............................................. $27,995 2009 JEEP PATRIOT LTD.............................................................. $21,995 2008 RAM 2500 4X4 SLT Q/C Diesel ............................................ $19,995 2008 FORD ESCAPE...................................................................... $13,900 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT ......................................... $15,995 2007 DODGE DURANGO Limited, hemi, loaded ........................... $22,990 2007 TOWN AND COUNTRY ......................................................... $12,995 2005 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT Q/C 4X4 Diesel............................... $18,995 2005 GMC 1500 CREW CAB ......................................................... $13,900 2005 DODGE 1500 Q/C SLT 87,000 kms....................................... $14,995 2003 FORD F-150 XLT ................................................................... $13,995 2003 DODGE 1500 Q/C SLT 2WD ................................................... $9,900

2009 DoDge Challenger White, 83,005 kms.............................SolD 2008 CheV MalIBU lT Silver, 72,340 kms......................................SolD 2006 PonTIaC granD PrIX gT Super charged, bronze, 126,441 kms ....................................................................................$10,900 2006 honDa CIVIC eX Black, 140,201 kms....................................$9,900 2006 MITSUBIShI lanCer Black, 100,388 kms .............................SolD 2005 VolKSWagen JeTTa Grey, 104,041 kms.............................SolD 2005 aUDI a8l Black 106,725 kms................................................$24,900

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TH Vac Services, Kindersly, SK is now hiring drivers & swampers. Competitive wages, benefits package, scheduled days off. Tickets an asset. Email resume to thvacs@sasktel.net or fax to 306.463.3219. Call Don or Tim @ 306.463.7720. EXPERIENCED FARM/RANCH HELP in central Alberta. Private yard, modern home, good water. Wages negotiable. Opportunity of running some own livestock. One bred cow for every month worked. Experience with farm machinery, class 1 licence, and welding preferred. 403-779-2212.

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Joyce Muirhead

A Memorial Service for Joyce Muirhead will be held on June 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Estevan Legion Hall. The community is invited to attend. Lunch will follow.

Remember Your Loved Ones with a Memorial Tribute in The Mercury

Stuart Wayne Kofoed passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the age of 61 years. Prayers will be said on Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Ceylon, Sask. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Ceylon on Friday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Gerry Bauche officiating. Interment will follow in Ceylon Cemetery, Ceylon, Sask. Pallbearers are Willie, Lonnie and Bud Kofoed and honourary pallbearers are Tom, Carla, Christine and Iona. Stuart leaves to mourn his beloved sons, Jac, Dan, Devon and their mother, Bea Kofoed; siblings, Tom Kofoed, Olds, Alberta; Carla Faber, Estevan; Willie Kofoed, Estevan; Lonnie Kofoed, Edmnton, Alberta; Bud Kofoed, Whitehorse, Yukon; Christine (Dmytro) Dmyterko, Saskatoon; Iona (David) Kofoed, Estevan; nieces and nephews: Ian (Kari) Faber and son Mickey, Mark (Rea) Faber and sons Riley, Eric, Tony (Carissa) Faber and sons Callin, Christopher, Keri Lukye and daughter Maya; Tami (Tony) Kofoed and daughters, Tiara, Tanissy; Sandi Kofoed and daughter Taniel; Chad (Kristen) Kofoed and son Ty and daughter Zayda; Lisa and daughter Lexis; Pamela, Bryan, Michelle and Kimberly Dmyterko; Tyler, Vaughn, Stacey Fichter and Braydon Krahn. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Eileen Kofoed; nephew, Jeff Lukye; cousin, Verdalee Lainton (McCurry). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your choice: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Ceylon Parks and Rec. Board, Ceylon Volunteer Fire Dept. Arrangements in care of Fletcher Funeral Chapel.

North Portal news By Betty Baniulis North Portal Correspondent

Betty Baniulis, accompanied by her aunt, Maxine Amos of Oxbow, drove to Carievale and Gainsborough on Tuesday, June 5 to put flowers on four gravesites. They had lunch with a niece, Kerri Redpath, and supper with friends, Muriel and Maurice Chester of Carievale. Betty Baniulis presented the North Portal Legion scholarship to Garrett Earl at the Estevan Comprehensive School on June 6. Garrett will be attending the University of Regina in the fall, where he will be studying engineering. Rev. Brenna Nickel and Don Kindopp of Estevan attended the annual Saskatchewan Conference of the United Church last weekend in Saskatoon.

Midale news By Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent Blake Berglund is coming to Midale for a CD release party! The event, which is scheduled for Monday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Midale School gymnasium, will serve as a fundraiser for a new swimming pool for the town. J.R. Louis will be his guest Tickets are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are available at the Midale Town Office, Midale Credit Union, Henders Drugs in Estevan, and Pharmasave in Weyburn. Midale is in desperate need for a new pool and this is a great event to come out to support. The fundraising committee for a new Midale pool could use a couple more people to come on board and help with ideas to raise money. If you are interested, please call Colin Rosengren or Chris Dewtie. Congratulations to Cody Gosselin who participated in the Saskatchewan Provincial Track and Field Meet in Saskatoon. With 25 competitors in the long jump event, he

placed eighth overall with a jump of 5.35 metres. The Grades 3 and 4 class will be holding bake sales at the school on June 13 and June 20 to raise money for their year-end class trip. The kids would like to go swimming at the leisure centre in Weyburn and then to the Signal Hill Art Centre to make a craft. Mainprize Marketplace will run on June 16, July 14 and August 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pederson Place. For more information or to book a table call Julie VanAlstyne at 458-2535. Midale residents were left cleaning up after a storm blew through town just shortly after 9 a.m on. Wednesday, June 6. Trees were snapped off, fell over or had branches broken off, leaves were everywhere. Shingles were blown off some home, a granary blew over, business signs off the big billboard were blown off and the industrial tent behind the old Lynco shop was toppled. Residents were without power for four hours as a transformer was damaged. Hats off to those who helped residents clean up after the crazy weather.

ERNH Auxiliary meet Submitted by Shirley Graham Secretary

The Estevan Regional Nursing Home Auxiliary met on June 6 at 5 p.m. with 10 members enjoying a lovely potluck supper in the gazebo. The business session opened with the Auxiliary Prayer, followed by a poem entitled, A Perfect Day. The minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer ’s report were presented. The nursing home report was reviewed by recreation director Carrie Guenette. It was noted that the speakers that had been installed for the hearing impaired were working nicely, and response from the residents had been very favourable. It was reported that the karaoke machine is in good working order. Because two microphones were located and repaied, there was no need to purchase new ones. The recreation department tries to have as many

activities as possible for the residents such as trips to the mall and Walmart, but lack of volunteers is a major concern. It would be appreciated if anyone who has time to spare would be willing to help out with these activities. A trip to the Frobisher Threshermen’s Day on July 15 has been arranged for some of the residents. An expression of pleasure was extended by the committee who assured that suitable accommodation would be provided for the nursing home residents. At this time, the auxiliary would like to extend a very sincere thank you to the Day of Caring volunteers who painted, planted and cleaned to improve the appearance of the nursing home. You did a wonderful job, and relieved some of those duties from our ladies who are just not up to it anymore. Thank you! Regular meetings of the nursing home auxiliary will resume in September - have a great summer, everyone.

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Creighton Lodge happenings By Judy Pratt & Shelly Veroba Creighton Lodge Correspondents

We were all breathless as we saw May coming to an end. Wow, what a busy month we had! The beautiful weather in the middle of the month was so enjoyed by all of us as we were able to get out and do our “laps” around the building. The potholes in the back parking lot were gratefully fixed by Souris Valley Paving and now we don’t have to worry about falling. We sadly said goodbye to Anna Bachmeier as she moved to Weyburn Long Term Care. We will miss her kind nature and we wish her well in her new home. Our volunteers were busy too. Lois Sutcliffe faithfully plays piano during one of our dinners every week. We look forward to her visits. Cori Lynn McIvor is our yoga instructor and we are learning chair yoga from her. She is teaching us how to relax and stretch which is helping those who attend have more agility

and we can all use more of that! Once again we want to thank Audrey Dupuis, Kelly Harrison and Monica MacKenzie for their weekly exercises they do with us. We are so blessed to have these ladies in our lives. They keep us nimble and we so enjoy their visiting with us. We had a lot of music to keep us dancing in May. Freddie and the Freebies, the Happy Wanderers, Bob Olson, Mel Herman, Eileen Roche and Ella Messer, the Church of Christ Singers, a piano recital of the students of Kirsten MacKenzie, and a Mother’s Day concert by the Creighton Lodge Songbirds and Jim and Judy Pratt visited us. We so appreciate that they all take time from their busy lives to entertain us and hope they continue to do so. We a r e a l s o v e r y blessed to have such great support from the churches of Estevan. As most of us are unable to get out to church, we look forward to our Sunday services provided by all the churches. We also receive monthly communion from

Estevan Gospel Chapel 1202 - 2nd Street Phone: 634-3761

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

Pastor: Josh Permann Sunday: Family Bible Hour 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Weekly: Bible Studies, Youth Group, Prayer Meeting

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St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Corner 12th Avenue & 2nd Street Phone: 634-2190 Fax: 634-6845 Pastor: Reverend Joel Rama Associate Pastors: Reverend Peter Nijssen Father Thomas Mutavanathu

MASSES: Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

ST. GILES ANGLICAN CHURCH Parish of Estevan-Bienfait

Sunday Worship Times:

St. Giles, Estevan: 317 - 12th Ave. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. with Sunday School ALL ARE WELCOME! Church Ofce: 634-4113

www.estevananglican.com

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

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

Pastors: Bob Schultz, Daniel Krauss & Caleb Rieger Phone 634-4757 Check Out Our Website www.estevanfaithlutheran.com

Come and Worship With Us

St. Paul’s United Church, Trinity Lutheran and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Choir practice is a highlight of our week as we have about 60 songs in our repertoire now. Singing is not only fun and enjoyable for those listening, but it is a great workout for our lungs. We performed at the Mother’s Day concert for our families and friends and we’re pleased to say we have nine women and one man in our choir now. A big thank you goes out to the Estevan Public Library for bringing us new books to read every month. Again, it is difficult for some of us to make the trek to the leisure centre so we appreciate what they do for us. We had a very informative talk by the pharmacy student from Sobeys one afternoon. We’ll keep the topic to ourselves (ha, ha!), but rest assured, it was a topic that affects us all! It’s great to keep informed and we welcome any speakers who would like to come to Creighton Lodge to keep us up on the latest subjects.

Norma Blackburn, our history book volunteer, is busy at work interviewing and taking pictures of all of our residents. We can’t wait until our book is finished - we just wish we had started this in July 2010 when the RMs took over. But you know the saying, “better late than never.” Wednesdays are a special day. After Monica MacKenzie is finished doing exercises with us, she spends time reading to us and doing our nails ... talk about being pampered!! In the evening, we have Joan Wock come and call bingo for us. Her daughter, Christina, comes at the same time with her puppies to visit some of us. Thank you to all of you for the fun times you give us. Our month ended once again with our cocktail party. About 25 attended and we had a lovely time visiting. We’d like to end our column with a poem by our “resident poet”, Olive Murphy. A Senior Woman Life begins at forty, so they say, The senior years creep up and changes are on the

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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I used to go to the Mall and walk and walk in my heels! Yesterday I went to the Mall and sat and sat in my flats! I stood up to look at some dresses and I got a glimpse in a mirror. Oh lordy! What tresses! I need a trim and a perm,

And some body exercise to make me more firm! Lady, I said to myself You put yourself on the shelf! I must start to walk I’ll walk around the block, I’ll join a club and talk - I’ll walk and talk And show others I’m still in my prime And I’ll grow old in my own good time.

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CHURCH OF CHRIST 1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

L.C – C. Isabelle & Souris Church Ofce: 634-2024 Reverend Randy Kleemola WORSHIP SCHEDULE 9:30 a.m. - Bible Study 10:30 a.m. - Divine Service with Holy Communion and Sunday School

Tim Pippus

Ofce: 634-3116

Sunday Services:

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

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Caring About People – Sharing About God

First & Third Thursday of Each Month - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Service - 10:30

THE SALVATION ARMY

“... times of refreshing shall come from the Presence of the Lord.”

Now offering Russian translation of services

ESTEVAN COMMUNITY CHURCH

100 King Street Estevan, Sask. 306-634-8133/634-3405

Pastors: Majors Len & Ros Millar SUNDAY: 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Phone: 634-2074 1107 - 4th Street

ALL WELCOME!

www.livinghope-ca.org

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH

Church of God Senior Pastor: Geoff Thiessen

Corner of 14th Avenue & 3rd Street Phone: 634-2885 – Fax: 636-2611

SUNDAY WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL - 11 AM

www.estevancog.com

Coffee Fellowship Before Church

Sunday Services:

WELCOME!

10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with Children’s Church (Ages 3-11) • Nursery Provided

MINISTER: REV. BRENNA NICKEL Email: stpaulsuc@sasktel.net Website: stpaulsinternational.sasktelwebsite.net

1920 Wellock Road – 634-7955

Trinity Lutheran Church E.L.C.I.C.

738 - 2nd Street, Estevan

Church Office: Phone: 634-5684

Pastor Stewart Miller SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 a.m. - Family Worship

SUNDAY SCHOOL ALL ARE WELCOME

email: trinity.luth@sasktel.net • www.etlc.ca

Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided to ages 0-23 months Treasure Seekers for ages 2-3 Caraway Street programs for ages 4 - grade 4

Pastors Rev. Christopher Smith Pastor Waylon Klix

Sunday School for all ages 9:30 am

Relevant Teaching, Meaningful Worship, Caring Community 140 King Street, Estevan 634-2601 Check out our website at: www.estevanalliancechurch.com For coming events, recent messages and information about programs and ministries

Join us on facebook at facebook.com/estevanalliance

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Estevan Mercury

Proper tire inflation good for the wallet It seems simple enough but it’s something that is overlooked by many Canadians. According to a recent report, under-inflated tires waste enough fuel to power 275,000 vehicles for a year. Drivers suffering from price fatigue when filling up can get some relief by measuring their tire pressures monthly to ensure they are properly inflated. Canadian drivers will pay an estimated $703 million in unnecessary fuel bills in 2012 simply because one or more of their tires are under-inflated, according to data from Natural Resources Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada, which represents tire makers. This year alone underinflated tires will cause motorists to waste an estimated 533 million litres of fuel - enough to power 275,000 vehicles for a full year. This needless fuel consumption will also release an additional 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

What causes all this waste is higher than necessary rolling resistance. A tire that is under-inflated does not roll as smoothly or as easily as it was intended. The result is increased rolling resistance, which requires the vehicle to burn more fuel to push the tire down the road. The tire industry is advising drivers who want optimal fuel efficiency to reduce rolling resistance - and their fuel bills - by ensuring that their tires are always properly inflated and maintained. Unfortunately, tire under-inflation on Canada’s roadways is widespread. According to RAC research, one-third of Canada’s 20 million automobiles have at least one under-inflated tire. A motorist riding on under-inflated tires who annually drives 20,000 kilometers, for example, can save at least $100 at the pumps if they ensure their tires are inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended level. Drivers who log significantly more kilometres each year

can potentially save much more. Despite these benefits, RAC research shows that only 30 per cent of Canadian drivers measure their tire pressures monthly. Another common cause of increased rolling resistance is improper tire alignment. Savvy motorists take their vehicle in for service whenever they notice uneven wear or experience handling problems such as “pulling” or unusual vibrations. Cost conscious motorists should also be aware that tire makers are introducing innovative tire lines specifically designed and constructed for lower rolling resistance. In a recent Transport Canada study, tire makers reported that these technologically advanced tires can cut fuel consumption by as much as 4.5 per cent. The potential of low rolling resistance tires to improve fuel efficiency is enormous. The average motorist using properly inflated LRR tires can expect to save hundreds of dollars over the life time

of their tires. Tire consumers can learn more about low rolling resistance tires by visiting their tire retailer. “Canadian drivers have never been better positioned to put a dent in their fuel bills,” said Glenn Maidment, president of the RAC. “Low rolling resistance tires, particularly when used in combination with a disciplined approach to proper tire inflation and maintenance, offer tangible savings. Motorists who minimize their tires’ rolling resistance also significantly lower harmful emissions.” Measuring and adjusting tire pressure is an easy, four step process that takes no more than five minutes. Here’s how: • Find the right inflation pressure by wheel position on the vehicle placard, which is commonly located on one of the vehicle’s inside door posts, or inside the glove compartment or fuel door. Consult the owner’s manual for the exact location. • Remember to only

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much as 15,000 kilometres off the service life of a tire, adding to tire replacement costs and the number of scrap tires. May 14 to 20, is National Be Tire Smart Week, during which the tire industry, including manufacturers, retailers and distributors will be reminding motorists about the fuel efficiency, environmental and safety benefits of proper tire inflation and maintenance. Canadians can learn more about the value of proper tire inflation and maintenance, low rolling resistance tires and Be Tire Smart Week by visiting www.betiresmart.ca.

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measure pressure when the tires are cold. If you have been driving, wait three hours before measuring tire pressure. Tires heat up when rolling, so if they are measured after driving more than two kilometres, the pressure reading will be inaccurate. • Use a reliable tire gauge when measuring pressure. A visual inspection is not an effective way of measuring tire pressure. A tire can be under or over inflated by 20 per cent or more and not be noticeable. Remove the cap from the valve stem, press the tire gauge onto the valve and take the pressure reading. • Add air until the recommended air pressure is achieved. If you overfill the tire, release air by pushing on the metal stem in the centre of the valve, then re-measure the pressure. Shortened tire life should also concern drivers who want to save their money and protect the environment. According to the RAC, chronic under-inflation can carve as

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Outram-Torquay community news By Betty Ribling Outram-Torquay Correspondent

Best wishes to Josephine Cossette who celebrated her birthday on May 28. Josephine was an Outram area resident for many years. When you see her, wish her a happy, belated birthday. Sympathy is extended to the family of the late

Howard Johnson of Torquay. Howard passed away May 17 at the age of 76. His funeral service was held on May 22 from Trinity Lutheran Church in Torquay. St. Giles Anglican Church was the setting for a very beautiful baptism ceremony on June 3, honouring Isabelle Frances Pyra. The Reverend Michelle Moore officiated. Isabelle is the daughter of Heather

and Jeff Pyra of Outram, and a sister to Jacob and Sarah. Godparents are her aunt and uncle, Margaret and Bruce Duncan, and her uncle, Albert Ribling of Estevan. A special song, Signs of New Life, sung by her siblings, Jacob and Sarah, and cousins, Rebecca, William and Rachel Duncan, was dedicated to Isabelle. Baptism cake was enjoyed at the church, followed by

*Born to Josh Hippsley and Krista Loppe, Oxbow, Sask., on May 18, 2012, a daughter, Brooklyn Cheyenne Hippsley. *Born to Eric and Kimberly (nee Schlamp) Gaudet, Saskatoon, Sask., on May 19, 2012, a daughter, Rayelle Kimberly; a sister for Noah. Proud grandparents are Leroy and Gail Schlamp, and Gerard and Arlette Gaudet.

a family luncheon at the Duncan home. Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Rosie Adams. Rosie passed away on Sunday, June 3 at the age of 93 years. A funeral service was held on Friday, June 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estevan with the Reverend Michelle Moore officiating. Rosie was predeceased by her husband, Henry. She is survived by her four children, Geraldine (Hector) Wood, Vern (Sharon) Adams, Robert (Vivian) Adams, and Martha (Garry) Patzwald and their families. Rosie lived in the Outram area for many years and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

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Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative

FINANCIAL

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Legal

Financial Planning

Insurance & Investments Services

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ORLOWSKI LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor

Stephen J. Orlowski, B.Ed., LL.B.

BILLESBERGER LAW FIRM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS JOHN J. BILLESBERGER, B.A., LL.B.

1215 - 5th Street, Estevan Phone: 634-3353 Fax: 634-7714

1017 Third Street Estevan, Saskatchewan, S4A 0R4

orlowski.law@sasktel.net

Phone: (306) 637-3710 Fax: (306) 637-3719

Branch offices at: Arcola Arcola Agencies Wednesday A.M. Phone: 455-2277

Carnduff Redvers Carnduff Agencies Carlsen Bldg. Bldg. Wednesday P.M. Thursday P.M. Phone: 452-3377 Phone: 482-4077

Kohaly and Elash Law Firm Barristers & Solicitors

Branch Offices:

LAMPMAN: Fridays • R.M. Building • 487-2880 MIDALE: Tuesdays • 233 Main Street • 458-2277

TROBERT LAW FIRM James F. Trobert B.A., LL.B.

Barrister & Solicitor

Paul D. Elash, B.A., LL.B. Aaron Ludwig, B.Sc., LL.B.

Estevan Wicklow Centre 305 133 4th St. Estevan SK S4A 0W6

1312 - 4th Street, Estevan

Telephone: 634-3631 Gainsborough: Thursday a.m. Phone: 685-2250

Dustin Hall - Owner/Funeral Director Allan Styre - Funeral Director Jeff Sully - Funeral Director

Fax: (306) 634-6901 Carnduff: Thursday p.m. Phone: 482-3731

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1506 4th Street, Estevan (306) 634-8233 12 Warren Street, Redvers (306) 452-6020 www.hallfuneralservices.ca

Optometrist

Ph: 634-2616 Fax: 634-9881 Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

Tim McGeough, B.A., LL.B. Lisa Zepick, B.A., LL.B. 1222 - 5th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0Z6 Ph: 306.634.8822 • Fax: 306.634.8837 Email: mzlaw@sasktel.net

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Estevan Mercury

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

Now hiriNg Bookkeeper / Front Counter Clerk Permanent Part-Time Position Experience an asset but willing to train. Apply by mail: Box 639, Estevan, SK, S4A-2A5 Apply in person: 913 5th St., Estevan, SK Apply by fax: 306•634•3211

WELDER

Required for New Tank Repair Shop

Brady Oilfield Services LP.

provides a broad range of services related to the production of oil and other uids in SE Sask. We utilize specially designed tank trailers, pressure trucks, and vacuum trucks. The successful candidate will have experience with Aluminum. Competitive Wages & Generous Benet Package Shift work available - not required

Send Resume and Qualications

P.O. Box 271 Midale, Sask. S0C 1S0 Fax: (306) 458-2768 resumes@brady.sk.ca

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

French Immersion Educational Assistant Sacred Heart School/École Sacré Coeur Estevan, SK.

For full details on this position go to: www.holyfamilyrcssd.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Casual / Part time

HOUSEKEEPERS Must be friendly & willing to work rotating shifts including weekends. Email, fax or bring resume to: gm.cn923@choicehotels.com 634-8430 • 404 Kensington Avenue, Estevan

CONCRETE SERVICES LTD

OFFICE ASSISTANT PErmANENT Full TImE POSITION Duties include: answering phones, invoicing, relaying messages & directing calls, general office housekeeping and bank deposits. Requirements include: experience and knowledge of MS Office, ability to multitask and Quick Books experience is an assest.

We are seeking dynamic and motivated Field Assistants for our Estevan location. Do you possess? • A valid driver’s license (Class 3) and Air Brakes (A) Endorsement • Previous Slickline and E-Line experience (would be an asset but not required). We are willing to train the right candidate! **Competitive compensation and full benefits** *Successful applicants must be willing to submit to and pass pre-employment testing* Please send cover letter and resume to

careers.account@pureenergyservices.com resumes can be sent via fax at: 634-1025 Email: flconcrete@sasktel.net mail: Box 742, Estevan, SK. S4A 2A6 or in person at: 101 Claman Drive (off highway 39 west)

is looking for a:

or fax to 403•237•9728 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

EXPRESS SOUTHEAST TRADER

is looking for a

Carrier

“Theatre Manager”

Part time, with potential of full time.

Ideal candidate would have:

• Management experience • Grant writing • Ability to work alone • Good communication skills • Computer skills (word & excel) • Work under direction of board • An appreciation for the performing arts • Driver’s license

Send Resumes To:

on the

1300 to 1500 block of 4th and 5th St. 1200 to 1500 block of 6th St. (120 papers) Earn $32.40 per week. Papers are delivered to your home for delivery on Fridays.

All our carriers are eligible for a $100 monthly draw.

421 Brooks Road Estevan, SK S4A 2N9

Please call Gayle

634-2654

Or Email to:

lcarr@sasktel.net

Permanent Full time Positions available • Picker operators • Picker Helpers • truck Drivers requirements 1A License (Class 5 for helpers) Drivers Abstract Oilfield Tickets an Asset Submit resume and drivers abstract to: Email: grimessales@sasktel.net Fax: 306-487-2560

Only those qualified will be contacted

Slickline Division

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

®

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

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

1124 4th Street Estevan

RECEPTIONIST

Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad, an Association of Professional Accountants, is a growing, Estevanbased accounting firm providing a wide range of accounting services to our diverse clientele. To meet the demands of our continued growth we are accepting resumes for a receptionist. Duties for this position will include filing, typing and other general office duties. The successful client will be required to deal extensively with the public and, therefore, good interpersonal skills are required. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with clients and work well within a team oriented work place. To find out more about this opportunity please view our website @ www.svf.ca. We are committed to providing ongoing training and professional development opportunities. Closing date for this position will be June 22, 2012. Forward your resume to the following: Jim Vermeersch, CGA Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad 1123 4th Street Estevan, Sask S4A 0W6 Fax: 634-2373

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PERMANENT FULL-TIME HYDROVAC OPERATORS • Require class 3 or class 1 licence • Safety tickets HYDROVAC SWAMPERS • Require safety tickets Offering competitive wages, benefits available after 3 months. Offering living accomodations.

Email resumes to: extremeexcavating@hotmail.com or fax to: 306•483•2082


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CAREERS ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN

Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad, an Association of Professional Accountants, is a growing, Estevanbased accounting firm providing a wide range of accounting services to our diverse clientele. To meet the demands of our continued growth we are accepting resumes for an accounting technician/accounting trainee. The ideal candidate will be an individual who possesses an accounting degree or diploma or an individual actively working towards an accounting degree, diploma or professional designation. Work experience in the accounting field will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will be exposed to a wide variety of assignments including bookkeeping, payroll, corporate working papers as well as personal and corporate taxation. A working knowledge of computer-based accounting programs will be considered an asset. The candidate must be able to perform well within a team-oriented work place. To learn more about this opportunity please view our website at www.svf.ca. We are committed to providing ongoing training and professional development opportunities. Closing date for this position will be June 22, 2012. Forward your resume to the following: Jim Vermeersch, CGA Siever, Vermeersch & Fonstad 1123 4th Street Estevan, Sask S4A 0W6 Fax: 634-2373

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SALESPERSON REQUIRED

Mature Salesperson required for a permanent/part-time position. Drop off resume in person to:

1210 4th St. Estevan

RON'S

THE WORK WEAR STORE LTD. Ph: 634-8232

The Estevan Mercury requires a full time ad builder in their production department for two maternity leave positions. Applicants must be able to multi-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 benefit package. Please mail or e-mail resume to:

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

SALES REPRESENTATIVE, SHAUNAVON, SK

Oilield Service Company Now Hiring:

Vacuum and Water Truck Drivers  Class 3 with Air required  Conned Space, First Aid and H2S  For work in South-East Saskatchewan

Fax Resume to: 780-387-7496 Or, email to: jbshop@jbwater.com Or, apply online at: jbwater.com NO PHONECALLS, PLEASE

Leverage your experience in the oil and gas or chemical industry with Champion Technologies. We are the world’s largest privately owned oilfield chemical company, providing innovative and environmentally responsible solutions to oil and gas producers. Supported by our state-of-the-art laboratory and technical service experts, you will work closely with customers. You will be responsible for evaluating product effectiveness and recommending products and applications to improve customer production and profitability. Specifically you will: • Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers • Maintain current sales levels and increase sales volumes and profitability • Manage chemical programs and field applications Consider a career with Champion in southwest Saskatchewan. You will be compensated competitively and work in a culture that fosters safe work practices, career development, teamwork, relationships and values-based decision-making. Please apply online at www.champ-tech.com. Champion thanks all applicants in advance, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Duties Include

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

Requirements

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

WORLDWIDE LEADER

TALENTED TEAM

PORTABLE POWER Now Hiring

AREA MANAGER (1202321) Do you have 3+ years of management experience in oil and gas or portable power operations and are looking for change?

Sales Representative (1202306) Do you have oil and gas experience, great communication skills and are you sales savvy?

Full Time Bookkeeper Duties

We thank all applicants; only those under consideration will be contacted

• bank reconciliations • journal entries • general ledger • accounts payable • accounts receivable • payroll • government remittances

Requirements

• bookkeeping experience • accounting knowledge • computer skills • AccPac experience preferred but willing to train

Salary dependent on experience, includes pension, medical and dental plans.

Drop resume off at 1037 - 5th Street, Estevan or email: jph@sasktel.net

JOHNSON

PLUMBING & HEATING LTD. Serving Estevan & Area since 1967 1037 - 5th Street • Estevan - Ph: 634-5172 E-mail: jph@sasktel.net

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Penta Completions requires a for our Estevan operation.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

for our Estevan operation.

If you think you have what it takes to be an Area Manager or Sales Representative, please email resumes to CanadaRecruiting@nov.com or visit our website, www.nov.com (search by job number) and send your resume directly to the Hiring Manager.

Field Service Tech GLOBAL EXPERTISE. LOCAL FOCUS.

Warehouse/Yard Assistant

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

Competitive wage and benet package provided

Production Department

Penta Completions requires a

Submit resume including references to:

Include Current Driver’s Abstract

Has an opening in their

Permanent Full-Time

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

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

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


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Estevan Mercury Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. has two

SALES REPRESENTATIVE & SALES OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

GLOBAL EXPERTISE. LOCAL FOCUS.

KPCL offers competitive wages, with overtime paid after forty hours per week.

Forward your resume, complete with references to: elly@kpcl.sk.ca Attention: Elly Panteluk No phone calls please.

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Estevan Resource Well Completion technologies is currently accepting resumes for multiple qualified individuals to fill the position of Field Service Technician. This position is based at one of our field district offices located in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Resource is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and installation of down hole oil and gas completion tools and equipment both in Canada and in countries around the world. Our growing markets and customer base require the immediate appointment of several Field Service Technicians responsible for the installation and servicing of tools and equipment along with customer relations and sales. This position offers involvement in the grassroots operations of the company and provides the opportunity for significant personal growth and career expansion. Resource offers an exciting work environment along with a comprehensive medical benefits plan. • Minimum 2 years experience running and servicing down hole oil and gas completion equipment. • Experience with open hole multi-stage stimulation installations is essential. • Experience with cemented liner systems would be an asset. • Experience as a eld service technician on an international level would be an asset. • Salary to be negotiated commensurate with experience. Please reply to cshaw@resourcewct.com or call 306-634-7848

Is looking for Full Time, Part Time or Casual

EMT’s/LPN’s/RN’s REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY

• ECS Safety Services is looking for full time, part time, or causal employees to help complete Occupational Health Services testing in our ESTEVAN office. The ideal candidate will possess a positive personality, effective organizational and communications skills and an aptitude for multi-tasking.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Leverage your experience in the oil and gas or chemical industry with Champion Technologies. We are the world’s largest privately owned oilfield chemical company, providing innovative and environmentally responsible solutions to oil and gas producers. Sales Representative Supported by our state-of-the-art laboratory and technical service experts, you will work closely with customers. You will be responsible for evaluating product effectiveness and recommending products and applications to improve customer production and profitability. Specifically you will: • Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers • Maintain current sales levels and increase sales volumes and profitability • Manage chemical programs and field applications Sales Office Administrator You will provide support to the Estevan district team in a variety of administrative functions. This role will include inventory control, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cost tracking, report and presentation preparation, purchasing and reception duties. Previous SAP experience is a definite asset. You exercise sound judgement and maintain a high level of accuracy while you juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Your administrative qualifications are enhanced with a positive, outgoing, flexible and self-confident attitude. Please apply online at www.champ-tech.com. Champion thanks all applicants in advance, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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positions available in Estevan, SK. KPCL is looking for self-motivated, organized, and conscientious people who pay attention to detail and are willing to follow directions accurately. Some office work may be required on jobsites near Estevan. Temporary and Full Time positions are available for local residents. Data Entry, Excel and Word experience is an asset. A valid driver’s license is required. The successful applicants will assist with accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, as well as general office duties including but not limited to answering phones, filing, etc.

2 POSITIONS, ESTEVAN, SK

STATION MANAGER We are currently seeking a full time Station Manager for Weyburn/Estevan and surrounding area. This role requires a combination of strong technical, business and leadership skills in leading a multi-disciplinary team of well service rigs, personnel, contractors, and support staff to deliver superior operating results. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with a track record of leadership and value creation.

To be considered for this challenging career opportunity, please forward your resume to: Email: saskhr@gmail.com

Duties Include • Drug and Alcohol Testing (Training provided) • Audiometric and Spirometry Testing (Training provided) • Medical Assessments (Training provided) ECS Safety Services offers advanced training and competitive wages. Position is based in Estevan, SK.

If you feel that you could be part of our team please send your resume to employment@ecssafety.com or fax to 306-636-2564 www.ecssafety.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you in advance for applying!

Account Manager-Lending Stoughton Credit Union Limited The Postition: Reporting to the Manager of Lending, the position will: • Develop relationship with consumer, agricultural and small business members. • Be responsible for meeting with our members to identify lending needs, completing loan documentation, making lending decisions and cross selling credit union products and services. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have: • A post-tsecondary education and 1-2 years experience in consumer lending with some exposure to agricultural lending or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

P o s i t i o n s

The Credit Union: Stoughton Credit Union Limited is a full service financial institution. The credit union has two branches, assets of $70 million, loans of $34 million, a membership of 1800 and a staff complement of 11. To learn more about the credit union please see our website: www.stoughtoncu.com The Community: Stoughton is an active community of 850 in SE Saskatchewan situated in an area rich in agriculture and oil production. The town offers a wide variety of services including K to 12 school and community preschool, health care offices and may retail/service businesses. Recreational facilities include swimming pool, curling and skating rink, 9 hole grass green golf course and ball diamonds. Moose Mountain Provincial Park is only 75 km away, Estevan and Weyburn are 60 km and Regina is 150 km. To learn more about the community, see: http://stoughtn.sasktelwebhosting.com/ Compensation: Stoughton Credit Union Limited offers an excellent employee benefit package including a variable pay program and 6% matched pension contributions. The salary will be dependant on experience and qualifications. Closing: Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume in confidence by Thursday, June 27, 2012. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

Please submit your resume to: Clint Neuls, General Manager PO Box 420 Stoughton, SK S4G 4T0 Ph: (306) 457-2443 Fax: (306) 457-2511 Email: clint.neuls@stoughton.cu.sk.ca

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Senior Process Engineer Mechanical Millwrights (2) Plant/Field Operators (2) Estevan, SK Plains Midstream Canada recently acquired BP’s Canadian NGL operations, including the Steelman gas plant and gathering system. To support our increased investment in these operations and planned growth, we have a number of immediate opportunities at the Steelman area. If you interested in joining a company that values safety, integrity, transparency, learning, adaptability, teamwork, leadership, and entrepreneurial thinking, we invite you to learn more about these opportunities with Plains. For detailed job descriptions and to apply online, please visit: www.plainsmidstream.com


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

CAREERS

School Librarian

Sacred Heart/Sacré Coeur, Estevan For full details on this position go to: www.holyfamilyrcssd.ca

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Cathedral Insurance Brokers

#10, 910 13th Avenue N., Estevan, SK S4A 2J4

Is seeking a part time permanent (20-30 hrs per week)

Motor Licence Issuer/ Personal Lines Insurance Broker Description We are currently looking for an individual to fill the above full time position. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: 1. 2. 3.

Customer service in registering vehicles, issuing driver’s licenses and other SGI Auto Fund products; Basic reception duties such as greeting clients and answering/directing inbound calls and in-office clerical duties; and After successful completion of training and licensing exams, prepare home and automobile insurance quotes and applications and process policy renewals.

Education and Skill Requirements - Strong personal and communication skills - Knowledge of MS Word and Excel - Detail oriented - Commitment to continuous learning - Career oriented, self-motivated - Flexibility in scheduling (able to accommodate occasional Saturday shifts) Compensation - Industry-competitive wage, with increases annually or as educational/licensing requirements are met - Comprehensive benefits plan - Opportunity for educational and career development Interested individuals may send resumes by mail or e mail to gsereggela.cathedralins@sasktel.net

See career ads online! www.estevanmercury.ca

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OPENING SOON IN ESTEVAN NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS Fax resume to 306.782.0641 or e-mail humpty36@sasktel.net “ W h e re B re a k f a s t N e v e r E n d s . . . ”


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Estevan Mercury

60 and Over Club notes Submitted by Shirley Graham Club Secretary

Growing old: When you fall down and wonder what you can do while you’re down there! Well, what can I say? Our “jam session” was a rousing success! Over 75 people came to enjoy good music, good food and good fun. Many, many thanks to the people who helped to “renovate” our clubroom ... it looks wonderful! Also thanks to all those who

journeyed from out of town. I feel pretty safe in saying there will be another one in July. And now, back to business ... The Wednesday, June 6 bridge winners were as follows: Coming in first was Margaret Sawyer, second place went to Frieda Hirsch, and third went to Al Fellner. Some notes from the meeting held on Thursday, June 7: It was decided not to have potluck suppers during July and August. Starting in September, the

clubroom will be available to the square dancers for two nights a week. Cribbage was played following the meeting, with the following as winners: Grace Carlson and Shirley Graham placed first with 170 points, coming second were Pat and Bert Parent, while in third place were Dick Willows and Jake Fichter. And now, my final tribute to “Dad.” A golfer took his tee shot and watched it sail into the woods. His next shot

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went into a few trees. He tried again and managed to hit the ball over the fairway and into some more trees. Finally, after several more shots, he ended up in a sand trap. Throughout his ordeal, he was under the supervision of the local golf pro. “What club should I use for this shot?” he asked the pro. “I don’t know,” the pro replied. “What game are you playing?” Happy Father’s Day, Dad, we love you.

Wednesday, June 13:

•Pro Life Estevan & Area - Annual General Meeting - Alliance Church, Fireside Room - 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 14:

•Estevan Bruins Annual General Meeting Days Inn - 7 p.m. Friday, June 15: •Stock Car Races - Estevan Motor Speedway - 7:30 p.m. •Burton Cummings - Spectra Place - 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 16:

Rumble in the Dirt Cabaret - Featuring “Trick Ryder” - Estevan Curling Rink - 9 p.m., Sponsored by Estevan Exhibition Association.

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