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The much-needed rehabilitation of Highway 47 is progressing at a good pace according to City officials. At Monday’s regular meeting of council, it was noted that the first phase of the project was finished last week and crews are now focused on replacing the watermains on a section of King Street. City manager Jim Puffalt said the first phase was comprised of completing the waterline connections under the north portion of Souris Avenue north. That work will ensure that when the City is forced to replace the watermains in that area, they will not need to dig up the road. Puffalt said that is also the reasoning behind their next phase, which will see crews replace the watermains on King Street from Souris Avenue to Cundall Drive. “We are replacing the watermain because it is

The City of Estevan has decided to widen Souris Avenue North as part of the Highway 47 rehabilitation project. underneath where we want to put new asphalt,” he said. “That whole waterline under King Street west needs to be replaced, but unfortunately, all we had this year for funding was enough to get up to Cundall Drive.” Puffalt added that,

weather permitting, the job is expected to take two weeks to complete. “It is going to be an area to avoid if you can. There will be one lane of traffic, hopefully. Unfortunately, part of doing construction and fixing things

is that you have to impact people and traffic. We thank everybody for their patience and ask them to find alternate ways around the city if they can, and we’ll get out of there as soon as we can.” Along with the watermain replacement, Puf-

falt said crews will also be replacing the curbs on Souris Avenue north, which he noted were in “terrible shape.” He added that since they were replacing the curbs, they also decided to narrow the boulevards along Souris, which will give drivers more room in the future. “That section of (Souris) narrowed up quite a bit. We’re not doing a whole bunch but I think it will be a substantive change for people that they will see when they are driving. It adds about two metres of driving surface on each side. This will widen it up and give more of a standard road surface.” Puffalt said the widening of the road and curb replacement was not part of the original project but something that made sense to do since they were already working in the area. He estimates widening the road will add $112,000 to the overall budget. Souris ⇢ A2

Economic development stalled by housing dilemma By Norm Park Of The Mercury The single largest impediment to economic/commercial development in Estevan is housing, the lack of it and the ungainly prices attached to the existing

inventory. That seemed to be the dominating message delivered by Michel Cyrenne and Manpreet Sangha, executive director and economic development manager respectively for the Estevan Chamber of Commerce who re-

cently sat down with The Mercury to discuss the business climate in the Energy City. “The housing issue impacts decision making in a negative way. It is preventing companies from adding employees, preventing them from growing

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Construction crews have begun work on replacing a section of watermains on King Street. The work is expected to impact traffic flow and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Souris Avenue North to be widened A1 ⇠ Asked when residents can expect paving to begin, Puffalt said all other work must be completed first. “It’s a big project, it’s a lot of money and there is a lot of roadwork to do. (Paving) will be awhile but I think people will see progress on a daily basis.”

When completed, the north section of Highway 47 from Wellock Road to the train tracks will be repaved. Along with that work, the City also has a number of other projects underway. One that continues to move at a slow pace is the paving of the Estevan Leisure Centre park-

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ing lot. Puffalt said the additional curbing work did pull away some resources from that job, but he was expecting work to resume on July 23. He added, rumours that additional expenses on the Highway 47 project have forced the City to push the parking lot paving to 2014 are false.

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A head on collision south of Stoughton has left one dead. According to a release from the RCMP, a pickup truck and dump truck collided on Highway 47 at 12:15 p.m. on July 16. The report says the lone male driver and single occupant of the northbound pickup truck collided with a southbound dump truck hauling gravel two kilometres south of Stoughton. Following the collision, the dump truck ended up on its driver’s side in the west ditch while the pickup truck remained partially on the highway and on its passenger side. The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the dump truck was transported to Estevan hospital with minor injuries. Traffic was re-routed around the scene while the cause of the collision was investigated by members of the local detachments with the assistance of an RCMP accident re-constructionist and the coroner for several hours. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Curbside garbage collection to begin July 30 Although not everyone is thrilled about it, July 30 is moving day in Estevan. That is the date curbside garbage collection will begin and many homeowners in the city will be asked to move their garbage cans from the back alleys to in front of their homes for one day each week. The much talked about decision has caused a fair bit of controversy as a vocal group of residents have expressed their displeasure with the decision made by city council in June. While council has taken its fair share of heat over the decision, also finding themselves in the line of fire is the City’s garbage contractor, Regens Disposal. Regens, which was the only company to submit a bid for Estevan’s garbage and recycling collection contract, has been the subject of much criticism from those against the idea of curbside waste collection. In an interview Friday, Logan Baniulis of Regens spoke about why the company prefers curbside collection and other matters involving garbage collection and recycling in Estevan. He said their desire to move the bins was largely because it was becoming tougher and tougher for their drivers to get down back alleys throughout the winter. This winter for example, the heavy snowfall forced the City to make all of Estevan curbside pickup until the snow cleared. “The biggest problem in getting down the back alleys was the snow pack,” Baniulis said. “Through a portion of the winter it wasn’t a problem but once you get into the latter stages of winter and there were six to nine inches of packed snow, it got to the point where we were starting to touch lines because of the snow pack, and then once it starts to thaw, you can’t drive through that snow. We had alleys where we had a truck pulling our

Garbage collection across the city will move from back alleys to the front curb beginning next week. truck.” While there has been opposition to the switch, Baniulis is hopeful that residents will approach the change with an open mind and feels it will be more convenient for many homes. “The biggest one, I think, and it seems lost on people, is the fact that when they have their bag of garbage, they walk to the back lane where the cart sits throughout the week,” he said. “To me, it’s easier to walk out to the side of your house, put the bag in the cart and once a week roll it to the front.” Despite the many issues facing Estevan, garbage has been one of the most talked about topics since council elected to switch to an automated collection system in 2008. At the time, many residents were upset by the City’s lack of consultation with residents as well as the idea of moving their cans in front of their homes. In an attempt to appease critics, council decided to move forward with automated collection but agreed to stay with back alley collection in applicable areas of the city. In looking back, Baniulis said the company regrets agreeing to back alley collection, which, at

the time, was something they had never done before. “It was a big mistake,” he admitted. “We were fearful that we weren’t going to get the contract at all, and we said yes, we’ll do it in the back lanes. In hindsight, we would have rather not gotten the contract than to do it in the back. It’s something we had never done before. We made the decision and it turned out to be the wrong decision.” Despite their admitted desire to have the whole city on curbside collection, Baniulis said that Regens’ proposal for the new contract included pricing for back alley pick up, albeit at a higher price. “Sometimes I wonder about basing price on the decision because it has turned into Regens is controlling the decision based on price, and frankly, the service is best for the majority of the city in the front,” he said. “I guess we used the almighty dollar to help encourage the city to make the decision that we felt was the best service to city residents. “It’s been kind of spun in another way and I understand that people see it that way.” Due in large part to the animosity the garbage controversy has gener-

ated, Regens has become a lightning rod for many in the community. Baniulis said that although the criticism has been frustrating at times, the company is doing its best to work with residents towards a positive outcome. “I don’t expect everybody to be whistling happy with front street pick up and I just wish that people would try and deal in the solution and not in the problem,” said Baniulis who added one thing he hasn’t been pleased with is the abuse directed towards his staff as well City of Estevan staff. “Kudos to (Mayor Roy Ludwig) for taking a number of calls and making himself so available. There are some mayors that would have had the administrator take the calls but he’s made himself very available. But I just wish people would take a deep breath when they have one of our people in the office on the phone or somebody down at the City. Nobody needs to be belittled over the phone.” Asked about complaints that some residents have raised about the quality of the service and claims their concerns weren’t responded to, Baniulis said they want the community to be happy

with the service they provide. “We are up and down these alleys all week with one ton trucks getting carts that were either missed or weren’t out. What’s gone on in the city of Estevan has shaken our confidence to an extent. We are running around, trying very hard, to give the service that everyone wants and expects and nobody should expect anything less from us. That is what we are hired to do.

recycling program to Estevan. The new multimaterial recycling system will begin this September in the Pleasantdale area of Estevan and then roll out to the remainder of Estevan on Oct. 1. Under the program, each household will receive a second cart for all recyclables including paper, cardboard, glass jars, plastic, aluminum can and tin cans. The bins will be collected every other week. Estevan will join a number of other southeast communities that already have recycling programs but Baniulis noted the program here is “head and shoulders” above what they have been providing to those centres. “We’ve provided dual stream recycling, which is two carts, one for plastic and tin and one for cardboard and paper. This is one cart for all your recyclables including glass so it is pretty exciting. “It’s a service for the customer. With the single stream it is the best service recycling has to offer that I know of. It’s a cart at your curb for all your recyclables. A lot of people that do recycle and use the depot, their complaint is storing the material in their hallways, closets and

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We work very hard to take every call very seriously.” As has been previously reported, there are a number of streets where curbside collection is not feasible. The City said Monday it will be sending out letters to inform homeowners if their garbage carts will be staying in the back alley. Along with the switch in garbage collection, Regens is also preparing itself to deliver a new

garages and this should get them away from that. We are expecting a lot of material versus what we get now, it will be ten fold.” Baniulis said the bins will be distributed to homes two weeks before their recycling service is to begin. He added that in the coming weeks Regens and the City will be providing more information on what can and cannot go into the bins and proper cleaning for some items.

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Highway displays to help us remember those lost It’s a highway that has seen increasing traffic for years, and as more vehicles drift down Highway 39 the danger increases with every new vehicle on the road. There have been a number of calls from the public for the provincial government to put money into dividing the highway and running two lanes in each direction from North Portal all the way to Regina. The Time to Twin Committee has been advocating for the twinning of Highway 39 for five years and currently has a petition they are asking people to sign. Now Jackie Fitzsimmons is spearheading an event to add greater exposure to the lives lost along the stretch of highway between Estevan and Regina. Heaven’s Flowered Highway is an initiative she hopes will be both jarring and eye opening as it draws attention to how dangerous Highway 39 can be. On the week leading up to Aug. 25, she is hoping those who have lost friends and loved ones will mark the positions of their

collisions with crosses and flowers, so all drivers can be reminded of those who are no longer with us. “If people want to place flowers or a cross at the sites of where the accidents happened for their loved ones or friends, (I ask) they do that prior. I definitely don’t want any more people on the highway. I want to keep it as safe as possible.” She asks those wishing to place flowers at a site along the highway to do so safely. Rather than parking on the side of the road she suggested parking at an approach and walking along the ditch to reach the site. “Almost everybody knows of somebody, prior classmates or neighbours or friends, that has been in a serious accident on that road,” said Fitzsimmons. “I’ve got family travelling the highway nonstop. Everybody’s travelling that highway nonstop.” As a realtor, Fitzsimmons makes regular visits to Hitchcock, Macoun and Midale, forcing her on the highway at least once a week. A couple of weeks

This cross and flower display can be seen on Highway 39 near Midale. The Heaven’s Flowered Highway campaign is seeking to mark each tragedy along Highway 39 as a reminder of how dangerous the road between Estevan and Regina can be. ago she and her daughter were driving on Highway 39 and there were flowers beside it. “We just said that’s

so sad to see the flowers. I said to her if there were flowers along this highway for every death that has happened, the whole

highway from Regina to Estevan would be flowered up,” she said. Because of the attention one set of flowers received from Fitzsimmons, she thought flowers marking spots of fatalities all along the highway would certainly get other people’s attention. “We thought maybe that’s a good way to bring some awareness. There’s just way too much traffic on that highway now,” Fitzsimmons said. The Heaven’s Flowered Highway event is less of an event and more of a show of support for the twinning of Highway 39. Fitzsimmons has the event scheduled for Aug. 25, but noted there is no place to attend. There is no meeting point. Fitzsimmons is asking those who support the event to mark on the Facebook Page that they will be attending. As of Monday, 1,938 people said they will be attending in support of the event. Fitzsimmons does, however, warn people not to travel the highway on that day if they don’t abso-

lutely have to. She doesn’t want the event to add to the volume of traffic on the highway. Fitzsimmons will be on the road that day, taking photos of each of the displays between Estevan and Regina. She will post those photos on the event’s Facebook page and that’s where everyone can see the number of displays along the highway. She will be sending the photos to all levels of government as well to demonstrate the tragic impact the 200-kilometre stretch of road has had on so many lives in the southeast. On the Facebook page, a number of people have shared stories of people they have lost in collisions along the highway. “It’s very, very sad, but it’s a huge reality of that highway, and it does seem that it’s happening more and more frequently,” said Fitzsimmons. “It breaks your heart to see these. For me, when you see these crosses and flowers on the road, it just brings to mind the need to be more aware.”

Conly steps into St. Joe’s Foundation role There is a new person at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation fundraising desk. Becky Conly has assumed the role of director of the foundation’s money raising and public awareness as of July 15 and four days into the job, was already finding the task interesting and rewarding. “The main mandate is to advance awareness, what the foundation does and where it fits into the St. Joseph’s Hospital plans and where the money will go. And, of course, the objective is to help keep the hospital running in terms of meeting the needs for capital equipment,” she said. It was too early on in the new mandate to set a fundraising target for the remainder of 2013, but the ideas for fundraising and promotions have already begun to spring forward. The position has gone unfilled for approximately three months, following the resignation of former foundation manager Roxy Blackmore, but Conly said she feels confident

she’ll be able to provide continuity to the program since the office still had been able to rely on the services of the foundation’s accountant, Colleen Renard, to keep things in order in the interim. “We’re considering all kinds of fundraising options right now. We’re looking at things like an agriculture or home lottery or some other avenues. Everything is in the idea stages right now. The board of directors will provide some direction,” she said. The foundation will be unveiling a new brand soon and will be fully exploring social media avenues for more public outreach opportunities, along with traditional media contacts. There will also be a renewal of contacts with Estevan and area schools as well as service clubs and other community-based teams such as the Estevan Bruins, who Conly is familiar with, having served that team as operations and marketing manager for nearly six years prior to this recent appointment. Her first line of communication with the hospital itself will be with executive director Greg Hoffort, who will help with the establishment of fundraising goals and what will be needed by the hospital as outlined by the board of directors. “There is the need to reduce the mortgage on the adjoining clinic, for instance, and there will be the all-important CT scanner that we’re all waiting for. Those are two important items right there that we know of up front,” Conly said. The sphere of influence for the St. Joe’s Foundation will be far-reaching and won’t be limited to the city of Estevan. There are surrounding rural municipalities that already support the institution, and as she pointed out, “wherever it is needed and whomever receives health care services … that’s our area of interest,” she said. “The priorities for the foundation will be itemized soon, I’m sure, as I move forward on the job,” she said.

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Local border crossings remain busy

The pace of activity at the local border crossing remained brisk throughout June. In the Canadian Border Service Agency’s monthly report, it was noted that in June, the port of North Portal processed 16,016 travellers, up slightly from 15,939 in June 2012. There were 10,495 commercial trucks and 8,222 vehicles. Truck traffic was down from 11,994 in June 2012. At North Portal, 84 people were refused entry into Canada – 65 were for criminal backgrounds. Among those refused entry was a 35-year-old man from Michigan who stated he was coming to visit family in central Alberta on June 10. During the examination, it was discovered he was actually coming to visit a new employer. He admitted that he was coming to work without a work permit and was refused entry to Canada. On June 13, a 28-yearold female and a 20-year-old male from Oklahoma were delivering a commercial load to Alberta. They were referred for further examination and officers discovered the female had convictions for domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor, while the male traveller had been convicted of threatening violence, distributing a controlled substance and assault and battery causing bodily harm. Both were refused entry to Canada. The next day, the pair made a second attempt to enter, this time at the port of Regway. When questioned, the pair admitted to a previous refusal but said it was because they had forgotten their passports. When officers began the background checks, they admitted to their criminality and knew they could not enter Canada. Both were refused entry to Canada a second time. A 21-year-old man from Missouri was coming to visit his Canadian fiancée for a two to three-month visit and attempted to cross the border on June 16. The man was unemployed, had no place of residence and said he was supported by his parents. During routine checks, officers contacted his fiancé, who said she was not willing to financially support him. He was refused entry to Canada, as the officer was not satisfied he would leave Canada or that he had the means to support himself in Canada. On June 18, an 82-yearold man from Pennsylvania arrived seeking entry into Canada to transit to Alaska. While he failed to declare any currency, CBSA

Commercial traffic was down but passenger vehicles were well up at the North Portal Port of Entry this June. officers discovered more than $13,000 in his vehicle. Monetary instruments of CAN$10,000 or more must be reported to the CBSA. He was issued a $250 penalty for not reporting the currency in accordance with Canadian law and allowed into Canada. On June 19, a 62-yearold man from Texas sought entry in transit to Alaska. During examination, background checks revealed a conviction for theft, burglary, larceny and forgery. He was refused entry to Canada and counselled on alternate routes to Alaska that do not require his entry to Canada before returning to the U.S. A 41-year-old man from South Carolina sought entry in Estevan on June 22. During background checks, CBSA officers discovered the man had more than 30 convictions for grand larceny and issuing bad cheques. He was refused entry to Canada. On June 25, a 20-yearold boilermaker was coming to work in Alberta. He had all the documents to obtain a work permit, but background checks showed he had been convicted of sexual assault. He was refused entry to Canada. A 52-year-old male from Saskatchewan returned to Canada on June 29 after purchasing a vehicle in Iowa for $9,000. Officers found the vehicle was actually

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sold for $13,000. The man was issued a $2,284 penalty. Had he properly declared the purchase price, he would have paid $650. At the Estevan Highway border crossing, 5,892 travellers were processed, an increase of 10 per cent from 2012 when 5,311 were processed. Commercial truck traffic decreased to 179 from 361. On June 8, a 29-yearold man working in North Dakota was travelling to the area for the day. The individual had been convicted of two counts of possession with intent to deliver more than two pounds of marijuana, and he was still on probation. Both offences made him criminally inadmissible to Canada and he was refused entry. On June 23, 26-year-old working in North Dakota was travelling to the local area for the day. Background checks revealed the man was convicted of firing/discharge of a firearm, assault and theft for giving away free items when working. He was refused entry to Canada. At the Oungre crossing, a 55-year-old North Dakota resident was seeking entry to apply for work in Saskatchewan on June 4. Background checks revealed the man had a previous conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines and received a six-year prison sen-

tence. The man was refused entry and advised he would not be eligible to apply for rehabilitation to overcome his inadmissibility for two more years and was returned to the U.S. On June 9, a 21-yearold North Dakota man was refused entry for serious criminality. He had convictions for assault, DUI, disorderly conduct and reckless driving. According to court records the man was still on probation for three of the convictions. He was refused entry and counselled how and when he would be considered eligible to apply to enter Canada. On June 17, a Kansas resident was travelling to a trade show and declared 300 pairs of gloves for display and complimentary samples. Concerned that this was likely a commercial importation, officers conducted a further check to confirm the amount of goods and their value. Officers noted there were 3,870 gloves packed inside 15 garbage bags and five boxes. Each pair was valued at 39 cents, according to an enclosed invoice. The woman apologized to officers and stated she was unaware of the rules for importing into Canada, as this was her first trade show and she didn’t realize she needed to have an accurate accounting of her goods. She was issued a $340 penalty, but had

she been truthful she would have only paid $75 in GST. At the Northgate crossing, a 49-year-old Virginia woman walked up to Canada on June 3. She stated she was headed to central Saskatchewan for two months to marry her Canadian fiancé,

who was accompanying her. During the examination, it was determined she had been convicted for impaired driving on three separate occasions. Her Canadian fiancé also had a criminal record in the United States, including an active warrant for his arrest in the U.S. She was refused entry into Canada and U.S. officials were alerted to the outstanding warrant for her fiancé. They both returned to the U.S. On June 6, a 37-yearold farmer from North Dakota sought entry to see prototype farming equipment in Saskatchewan. Background checks showed convictions for burglary, theft of property, shoplifting and contributing alcohol to a minor. It was noted that the subject was a registered sex offender, as he was also convicted of having sexual relations with a minor. He was refused entry to Canada. On June 6, a 43-yearold male from northern Saskatchewan returned to Canada after a trip to Illinois and was importing a vehicle for US$14,650 and a quantity of liquor, tobacco and boat flares. During a secondary exam, it was noted the snow plow in the rear of the truck and an autoscan electrical device had not been declared. These had been purchased for $5,119 and $230 respectively. The man was issued a $1,337.34 penalty for not declaring these items. If he had been truthful he would have paid just $268 in GST.

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Let the punishment fit this crime Use whatever term you feel is appropriate. Should it be desperate situations call for desperate measures? Or could it be a statement that suggests the punishment should suit the crime. Either one could be functional when discussing the issue of impaired driving. Only this time, the impaired drivers being referenced are not those who have been consuming alcohol or drugs. This time, the reference is to distracted drivers, or more clearly, drivers who are focusing more on their cellphones and text messages than they are on driving. It was revealed two weeks ago there are now more highway accidents causing death due to distracted phone-using drivers than there are by drinking drivers. There are more collisions being caused by phone calls and messages. So on this subject, we suggest that logic should enter the picture somewhere within the justice system. If an impaired driving charge is levied due to alcohol, the courts generally assess a fine of $1,000 plus costs and the loss of driving privileges for one year for first-time offenders. If the distracted phone-using driver is charged and found guilty, might we be so bold as to suggest that a similar penalty be assessed? It is obvious that a $280 fine isn’t cutting it in the cour room, even if the matter gets that far. If you’re caught by police using the hands-on phone while driving, should you expect to pay a $1,000 fine and lose that driver’s licence for a year? On the surface that may seem to be a pretty drastic measure but so is death. There is no need for anyone on this good green Earth to be so wired in every minute that they need to respond to a cellular phone call or message while driving. We’re sorry, but there is no emergency call for you that can’t wait another 25 seconds. That would give you enough time to pull over and focus on the call, if you believe it is that important. The No. 1 cause of fatalities in Saskatchewan right now according to those who keep track of statistics, is distracted drivers. It’s not booze, not icy roads, not faulty brakes. It’s drivers who have become obsessed with their phones, apps and message boards. If it requires a stiff penalty to encourage a culture shift, then perhaps the loss of an operator’s licence for a year for the first offence, and measured increases for repeat offenders, might be the answer. The solution needs to be found before more lives are lost. The cellphone is not our slave master, it is meant to be a working tool, not an obsession. The sooner we become aware of that simple fact, the better off we’ll be … at least on the highway.

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Harper rewards Ritz’s loyalty Whether you like him or not — and there are few that sit on the fence when it comes to how they feel about the feisty Gerry Ritz — his tenure as federal Agriculture Minister is starting to become rather impressive. While not quite yet in the category of Saskatchewan’s Jimmy Gardiner or Ontario’s Eugene Whelan, it’s likely safe to say the Battlefords-Lloydminster MP has lasted longer in the portfolio than many thought he would. This is, after all, a Conservative government with no shortage of talent from rural Western Canada or even rural Ontario from where most of the agriculture ministers have come. Prime Minister Stephen Harper clearly had other choices in his most recent shuffle, some of which likely are more knowledgeable or have more hands-on SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

So much to talk about There is a new prince in the mix and he’s third in line to the British (Commonwealth) throne. Catherine and William had a baby boy, as if you haven’t heard. So here’s how it goes. After Liz II, there will be Charles, her son. He’s the next heir to the throne. Then there’s his eldest son William, he’s No. 2 (or No. 3 if you’re counting Liz). Then there will be the new prince to-benamed-later followed by Prince Harry, Charlie’s second son. He moves down to the minors to make salary cap room for the three-dayold rookie prince, and king-to-be sometime near the middle of this century. The contract also had to be renewed for good old Ann, Charlie’s sister who is hardly in the picture now. And that’s all I know about all this prince and princess stuff. Now if you want to know how the New York Rangers are doing with the salary cap, well, I know it’s not good, but it’s better than the British royalty right now. The Rangers made money last year. The British royals did OK too, but the British taxpayer, I’m not so sure. One question for you this week dear diary. Who pays all these tornado trackers, hurricane hunters, plow wind wonders and cyclone chasers we keep hearing from every 12 minutes? I suppose they can be classified as business men or women. I guess selling commercials and ads

Norm Park All Things Considered on their websites and tweets keeps them in lunch money and sponsorships … meaning commercials on their cars, makes them gainfully employed … but really? I presume they can pick up soft drink and beer cans from the ditches and recycle them for pocket change while they’re driving around from Mexico to Nome chasing clouds, but I don’t think I’d want to do that kind of thing, at least not for long. An adrenaline rush every few days doesn’t seem to be enough compensation, but then that’s just my humble assessment. As one pundit put it on Monday, there are now so many of these storm chasers out there, if you assembled everything they reported, the many and varied medias they use to do what they do, you’re eventually going to get an accurate weather report. Of course if you gather an infinite number of monkeys and place them in front of an infinite number of keyboards, they’ll eventually re-write all the classical pieces of literature. But what’s the purpose? I mean we can all look up at the sky and see that we’re going to get another whopper. No need to chase it. And now for the third and final topic of the day. The federal government is

experience in agriculture. So perhaps one of the more intriguing aspects of the recent cabinet shuffle, at least from the perspective of rural Saskatchewan, is how Ritz has managed to last as long in the portfolio as he has. To hear Ritz tell it, it has much to do with him being a right fit for the kind of cabinet Harper wanted to build. “It’s a great team, a good strong team,” Ritz told the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix in a telephone interview. “There’s a combination of stability there from some of the old guards, such as myself, as well as fresh people coming in taking on some roles to build towards the next election in 2015.” Indeed, Ritz was one of the few ministers to maintain his portfolio in this major cabinet shuffle in which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver and Treasury Board President Tony Clement were the only ministers who were not moved. Saskatchewan’s other minister Lynne Yelich now becomes Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular Services, losing her Western Economic Development portfolio to Alberta’s Michelle Rempel. But while a long tenure as a senior role in the federal cabinet will always be admired by many, a closer look at Ritz’s record suggests his political career has had its share of problems. He will forever be the agriculture minister that presided over the demise of the Canadian Wheat Board as a single-desk seller — a grand accomplishment to many and a betrayal to others.

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ending their association with the experimental tree farming operation in Indian Head. I can’t remember its official title, but you all know what I’m talking about … it’s the tree farm. They’re going to save $3 million by closing it. May I offer three simple comments! The first comment being the fact that the “tree farm” was there for over 112 years. There must have been a reason for that longevity. Second: Does anybody in the federal government’s historical portfolio care to look up some stuff from let’s say the 1930s? A little thing called the Depression? It wasn’t all about crappy banking practices back then, it had a lot to do with drought and bad management of trees and deep root grasses. Third:The cost was $3 million. Has anyone in the federal government looked at our “tree farm” and figured out what its value was? Cost versus value? What a concept! And while they’re at it, they might want to look up the word shortsighted. Just thought I needed to throw in my penny’s worth of comment … Oh, sorry, pennies don’t count anymore either. Make that a nickel. Those of you wishing to contact pundit Park may do so by e-mailing normpark@estevanmercury.ca and he’ll let you know he did not destroy any trees this past week, but Mother Nature certainly did, and he’s getting tired of picking up after her.

Less stellar, however, was his handling of tainted meat at both processing facilities (remember “death by a thousand cold cuts”?) and packing plants. One could add the end of community pastures, the closing of the Indian Head tree farm for a pittance of savings to the federal budget and the demise of support problems that frustrated the Saskatchewan Party government. And as the senior Saskatchewan minister, his service to this province has to include the Harper government’s failure to make good on its 2006 election promise for more equitable treatment of our natural resource revenues by removing them from the equalization formula. That said, Ritz’s long tenure in cabinet may very well boil down to having the one quality that Harper most admires and rewards — unfailing loyalty and dedication to the Conservatives’ political agenda. Why Gerry Ritz has been in cabinet so long was likely made evident a day after the shuffle when various news outlets began reporting stories of a leaked e-mail from the “issues-management department” in the Prime Minister’s Office. The memo advised partisan staffers to prepare incoming ministers with advice on things like “Who to engage or avoid: friend and enemy stakeholders” and “What to avoid: pet bureaucratic projects.” Of course, a veteran like Ritz would need no such briefing because he embodies the Conservative approach that Harper wants. So what we think of Gerry Ritz as agriculture minister actually matters little. What’s important is that Stephen Harper wants him in that job.

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Letters to the Editor

Council needs a lesson in democracy The Editor: Do we have a democracy or a dictatorship in Estevan? Let’s look at this. Regens Disposal is contracted by the City to pick up garbage; that makes them an employee of the City and the City the employer, I think. In most cases the employers give the orders; not so here it seems. It appears that Regens is giving the orders here. What happened to the consultation that was to take place about whether you have back alley or curbside pickup? Oh yes, and be sure to put your garbage can back by the house, we wouldn’t want to detract from the beauty of our city.

We want to justify the job we are doing, as well as our 10 per cent raise in salary, not that most people would notice a garbage can when driving on these streets anyway, as they are busy dodging potholes. As for recycling, I think it is a fine idea. I have done it for years and the old system we had was fine. But the City knows what is best for us. Is that a benevolent dictatorship at work? There seem to be a lot of questions bouncing along the streets of Estevan such as: Is there really a democracy here? How does Regens always get the contract? Is there a buddy system at work here?

Does our paper and cardboard get recycled or is it taken to a local dump and disposed of? Perhaps we need a complete new council or a new garbage plan. Bev Pickett, Estevan (Editor’s note: Regens Disposal was the lone company to submit a tender for the City of Estevan garbage and recycling contract.)

Lack of parking for seniors at Spectra Place a concern (The following is a letter that was sent to Mayor Roy Ludwig and the members of city council.) The Editor: I come again to complain to you about matters concerning our senior citizens. Again, our city planners are not using common sense in their planning decisions. When Spectra Place was built, us seniors lost all the parking spaces we had at the back of the comp. Again, when you set up the fence between the exhibition grounds and the fire

lane, you failed to take in that you were effectively denying us access to parking beside the Wylie-Mitchell Building. You know that several times we tried to ask the Exhibition Association to allow a gate to be set up and allow us access to this area again, only to be rebuffed (by the Exhibition Association) each time without mercy. It was brought up to your attention later to set up more handicap spaces in the parking lot close to the west entrance of the complex. This was finally given some attention and several spaces were made available

for this purpose. But now, to add insult to injury, with all these useless expensive concrete curbs (good taxpayer money definitely wasted) you built on the parking lot, you went and built a large concrete curbed area where the closest three parking spaces to the main entrance were situated, taking away needed spaces for our seniors. Where in the hell are we senior citizens (many of us handicapped) going to end up finding suitable parking when we go to the complex or the senior citizens centre? This

obstruction needs to be pulled down now and these three handicap spaces restored to our good use. To be blunt, it is past time for you decision-making people to wake up and consider the implications before you make your moves. Using common sense, it seems, is not one of your favourite ideas. On behalf of all our senior citizens of this city, Bert Parent, Estevan

Quality of Highway 18 a growing embarrassment The Editor: I have always said I was a sucker for punishment but today was a new low. Four years ago, Highway 18 near Beaubier swallowed up my car and crushed in my gas tank. Fourteen hundred for a rental car and $1,000 for a new fass tank and two weeks later, my abused package policy saved the day for $100. Back when I was in high school in the early 1970s, Saskatchewan highways like 18 were cobbled up from old dirt roads and a thin skin of asphalt by those who never felt semi trailers for farms and oilfields should be the way to go. Times changed and most trucking is by semi and those roads could not hold up. Some thin membrane roads were repaired by adding a layer of clay and sand and new asphalt topping on top of the deteriorating surface and those seem to have held up fairly well. Compared to some roads I travel south of Highway 6 into Montana, where the road has hardly deteriorated at all since the 1960s, ours are in a sad state. Those U.S. folks paid more per mile way back when but those roads have needed virtually no repair for 50 years. Most folks shun roads like Highway 18 in favour of grids except when it rains too much or the snow blocks the grids. A couple of elections ago, the soon-to-be-reelected MLA even said in the heat of the campaign that Highway 18 was a disgrace and something must be done about it. But like the passing passions at Craven, the moment passed and nothing was ever done. But that was then and the reality today is that 18 is a mixture of those upgraded sections and

“pavement turned back to gravel” that is just a touch better than lunar landscape, which exacts a heavy repair bill from all drivers. After hitting a gaping hole late on the night of July 1 resulted in tearing off some shielding from the underside of my car, I sadly trotted back to SGI. The new wrinkle is that SGI has found it in their heart to change policy. Now, incidents where highways damage vehicles are now an “at fault” accident with an accident surcharge and six points off the driver’s licence. In a community where some larger trucking companies refuse to hire drivers with points on their licence, not having a clean abstract forces a decision to take the abuse of paying a pound of flesh or refusing insurance coverage and paying for everything out of pocket. Some locals talk about posting pictures of these gaping holes complete with the neon red halos local farmers are now decorating them with on billboards beside major highways entering and departing the province or getting the class action Tony Merchant style lawyers to do class action suits to recover those damages we jointly suffer for millions of dollars a year. Ideas such as special municipal, yearround road bans on truck routes except Highway 18, except as allowed by trip permits, so that oil and industrial truckers put pressure on the government to do something with these problem highways. These things, however, are just wrong and counterproductive, as we are hurting our own self image and self esteem in the process. So perhaps we can crowdsource for new innovative solutions to get things right. Perhaps things such as selling nam-

ing rights to large industrial players, to put public profile and pride of ownership into a partnership with matching investment from the ministry and build quality roads that might last awhile. I would challenge us to become our own decision makers … be abused or find a

way to make those who abuse us a deal they cannot refuse. It is insult added to injury to sit back and do nothing. Morris F. Johnson, Beaubier, Sask.

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The Estevan area was hit with a nasty storm Friday that produced rain, high winds and large hail.

Storms taking their toll on crops It’s, not so affectionately, known as the Great White Combine and unfortunately for many local farmers, it has been making many appearances in the Estevan area. That hail from the recent storms has caused extensive damage to crops in a number of locations throughout the southeast. The area was first shelled on July 13 and then received another blast on Friday when a quick moving storm, which included marble sized hail, passed through the area. Shannon Friesen, who is Saskatchewan Agriculuture’s crop specialist for the region, said the storm that hit the area on July 13 caused damage throughout the southeast with some areas getting hit harder than others. “It was not hugely extensive but where it was (the

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everything was a bit behind but in the last couple of weeks it was really catching up. Things were looking really good down here so it was very unfortunate,” she said. “Canola in particular was looking really good. Most of our cereals were too. Some were a little yellowed off from too much moisture but overall things were looking pretty good.” Friesen said those crops still standing after the storms appear to be in good shape and if the weather does co-operate, the final results could be positive. “This kind of cooler weather has actually probably helped us with flowering crops such as canola. It’s kind of the opposite from last year, where the heat damaged some of our flowering crops, but this year the cooler weather has helped, but it is also stalling everything in a way as

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well. Other than disease and insect issues and weather of course, I think we will have a pretty decent crop.” Friesen was unavailable for comment on the damage caused by Friday’s storm, but there have been anecdotal reports of widespread crop damage in the

Estevan area. There has also been a great deal of property damage reported within the city and region. George Sereggela of Cathedral Insurance Brokers said the damage from the storms earlier this month was isolated and not what

he would describe as severe. However, Friday’s storm was a much different story, as he described the damage as “more widespread and severe. “Our phones were ringing steady Saturday and again this morning with hail related claims,” Sereggela

RCMP seek assistance The Estevan detachment of the RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public in their attempts to solve a couple of crimes that occurred in southeast Saskatchewan earlier this month. The first incident occurred between July 5 and 9 when a yellow coloured 18 horsepower hydraulic power pack, bearing the inscription “Unit 17” in white paint, was stolen from the Long

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Creek Railway tracks just south of Breeze Street in Estevan. The second event occurred between July 12 and 14 when a window on a sprayer unit was smashed and a windshield and radiator on a semi tractor-trailer unit were damaged by gunshots. This incident happened at Broadacre Farms near Torquay.

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Souris Avenue looked as though it had received a coat of snow Friday after a major storm dropped heavy rain and large hail on Estevan. The hail caused extensive damage throughout the city according to reports.

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Local wait time progress lagging The Sun Country Health Region received some mixed results when it comes to reducing wait times for surgical patients. The provincial government released its latest wait time numbers last week and they show that Sun Country is behind the provincial average when it comes to seeing that a patient has their procedure within three months. Sun Country sat at 75 per cent, which is just behind the average of 78 per cent. When it comes to the surgeries being done within six months, Sun Country was well ahead of the provincial average of 90 per cent, boasting a 99 per cent success rate. “There are now about 9,100 fewer patients waiting more than three months for surgery, than when we began

the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative in April 2010,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said in a press release. “People in this province are spending less time waiting for surgery and more time getting on with their lives.” The release noted that surgical teams across the province are on track to make a dent in surgical patient wait lists, despite a traditional slowdown in surgeries that takes place each summer. Since 2007, the number of all patients waiting more than three months for surgery has fallen 59 per cent from 15,357 to 6,234 (or 9,123 fewer patients waiting) as of May 31. The reduction since April 2010 is also 59 per cent, down from 15,342. All health regions except Regina Qu’Appelle Health

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Drunk driver sentenced to penitentiary time A pair of impaired driving matters was dealt with in Estevan provincial court on Monday, highlighting both the dangers and problems with impaired driving in Saskatchewan’s southeast. Joseph Dzuba appeared in custody during Monday’s proceedings after being arrested for his latest charge of impaired driving on July 16. Dzuba had two previous impaired charges, which were scheduled to be dealt with last November. Dzuba didn’t show up for sentencing at that time and there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest until he was picked up for the third drunk-driving charge. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to the most recent charge and was then sentenced for all three. A joint submission was presented to Judge James Benison suggesting a sentence of two years of penitentiary time and a 10-year driving prohibition. “Mr. Dzuba now has incurred just about every type of driving offence that is possible,” Crown prosecutor Andrew Davis told Benison. “He has turned into a serial

dangerous driver or impaired driver.” Benison noted Dzuba’s criminal driving history dates back to 1995 and has continued steadily for the last 18 years. The three most recent offences occurred between 2010 and this year, as Dzuba drove with blood-alcohol contents between 0.10 and 0.14 over the course of the three incidents. Benison said people like Dzuba, who repeatedly drink and drive, must be sentenced to lengthy terms of incarceration. “From your point of view, you have an opportunity while in the penitentiary to avail yourself of programming to assist you in what is a serious addiction issue,” Benison told Dzuba when giving him his sentence. The 10-year driving prohibition will begin after Dzuba is released from prison. While nobody was injured as a result of Dzuba’s impaired driving, a youth was in court Monday answer-

ing to a number of impaired driving causing bodily harm charges. The youth cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, but he pleaded guilty to a count of impaired driving causing bodily harm to six individuals and dangerous driving causing harm to the same victims. The Crown stayed another 17 counts of similar charges. The charges stem from an accident on Highway 39 between Estevan and Bienfait in December 2012. A pre-sentence report was ordered, and the youth’s lawyer requested that the order canvass the use of electronic monitoring. The matter was adjourned for sentencing on Sept. 9. In other court proceedings, Barry Jefferson pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and making child pornography available to others. A pre-sentence report was ordered for that matter as well, and Jefferson will appear back in Estevan provincial court on Nov. 4 to be sentenced.

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13G178 San Tan Elswick East 2Hz ........................................................................................... 2A3-13-3A11-12-5-12 13D207 CPEC Glen Ewen N Hz..................................................................................................... 2A3-3-3B10-34-3-1 13G180 ARC Weyburn Hz ......................................................................................................... 3A13-23-1C5-22-7-12 13D208 CPEC Viewfield Hz .........................................................................................................3C5-28-2D8-28-7-10 13G186 CPEC Oungre ............................................................................................................1C13-10-4C13-15-1-13 13D243 Red Beds Gainsborough Hz ....................................................................................... 4A16-14-3A14-13-2-30 13G188 ARC Oungre Hz ......................................................................................................... 2B12-19-1C10-24-2-15 13E002 Kingland Auburnton Hz .....................................................................................................4D16-1-2C15-1-6-2 13G202 Midale Alameda East RE ................................................................................................................ 15-11-4-2 13E001 Petrex et al Queensdale W Hz ........................................................................................3D8-27-2B11-27-6-2 13G200 Husky Weir Hill 2Hz ....................................................................................................... 4A16-20-4A5-25-5-6 13G209 Pemoco Melrose Hz ....................................................................................................... 2B2-36-3A10-25-9-8 13G208 Midale Viewfield ........................................................................................................... 1A12-17-4B10-18-7-9 12K076 Advance #4 ............................................. 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must follow black and white 60 km/hr speed signs at all times throughout work zones.” New maintenance and upgrade work underway this week includes a pair of major projects on Highway 11 – intersection improvements near Warman and the last leg of twinning near Macdowall – as well as work on Highway 16 northeast of Yorkton and Highway 33 near Kronau. There are no major projects in the immediate Estevan area at the moment. The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help to plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.

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Canelson #26 ......................................... CPEC Viewfield Hz ...........................................3C13-2-4C13-3-8-9 13B037 ..................................................................................................4D16-18-2D16-18-5-33 13E098 KRC Cantal South DD Horizon #34 ............................................ CPEC Viewfield Hz .......................................4C15-18-2D15-19-9-9 12J237 Phase et al Manor .............................................................................................................................10-11-8-1 13G106 Precision #409 ........................................... NAL Midale Hz ............................................... 6B5-3-1B10-4-6-10 11J193 ................................................................................................................16-9-4-2 13D201 Triwest Alameda East SWD Canelson #25 ......................................... CPEC Viewfield Hz .....................................7B13-28-2D13-29-7-10 11H433 13A151 Kinwest 08 Alameda .........................................................................................................................11-28-3-3 Precision #275 .................................CVE et al Weyburn Unit 2Hz ..................................1C10-34-4B3-2-6-12 13C125 7D15-29-3D15-32-10-6 13C282 CPEC Viewfield Hz ..................................................................................................... Panther #3 ............................................... Husky Oungre Hz ...................................... 3B14-26-3A13-35-1-13 12G154 ...................................................................................................... 13D142 Silver Spur Viewfield Hz Alliance #3 ................................................ CPEC Hoffer Hz..............................................4C13-3-4B4-3-7-7 2A3-16-4B3-4-1-14 13B299 3D16-23-2D16-26-9-8 13E166 CPEC Viewfield Hz ....................................................................................................... Ensign #625 ................................................Arc Oungre Hz ......................................... 2B13-17-1B13-18-2-14 13B127 CPEC Veiwfield Hz ............................................................................................................1D1-24-2D1-19-8-8 13F081 Canelson #23 ........................................... CPEC Hoffer Hz ........................................... 1B1-14-2A16-2-1-15 12E307 .................................................................................................................3C4-12-3D1-12-9-9 13C124 CPEC Viewfield Ensign #645 ......................................... Enerplus Neptune 2Hz.....................................2D16-25-2D1-31-3-16 13C062 ..............................................................................................................2C12-19-1C16-24-8-9 13D084 CPEC Viewfield Panther #1 ............................................... Canera Hoffer Hz ...........................................1D1-27-3A1-26-1-16 12C096 CPEC Viewfield WSW .........................................................................................................................9-10-8-9 12J173 CVE Weyburn .................................................................................................................................15-26-6-12 13A034 CPEC Hoffer Hz .................................................................................................................3A4-14-4B4-2-1-13 13D175 CVE Weyburn ..................................................................................................................................8-18-6-13 RROI Fertile Hz ................................................................................................................ 1B2-15-3A2-10-6-30 13A116 12L261 CVE Weyburn 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On that same evening, EPS members arrested a 46-year-old Estevan man for possibly driving while impaired and driving while over .08. The man refused to provide a suitable breath sample for a breathalyzer test and was charged accordingly. He was lodged in cells until sober. A report of a loud noise resembling a gunshot was received by police on the night of June 18. The noise that came from the southwest part of the city was investigated by police patrol but no suspicious activity was seen. On July 19, EPS members were kept busy responding to several false alarms and static 911 calls and they also looked into an incident of vandalism at a local restaurant that included some graffiti on a bathroom wall. Police next responded to a call regarding a woman in distress following an altercation with a man. Police located the man in question and the 24-year-old was arrested and charged with being in breach of court-ordered conditions. Police next attended to a local hotel to provide assistance in handling an impaired man. The 36-year-old subject was in the lobby, and it was learned he was a registered guest, so he was escorted to his room without further incident. When police conducted a routine check of a vehicle in the city on July 19, they learned the 36-year-old occupant had a warrant registered against him, so he was provided with new documents and given a court date in Regina to answer to the charges in that city. Numerous other routine vehicle checks were made that same night, which resulted in two 24-hour suspensions of drivers’ licences. A call from a local convenience store regarding a possible fight in the parking lot led to police attendance. The matter involving two men remains under investigation. In the early morning hours of July 20, police received a call regarding two women who were seen lying on the street at a busy intersection in the central part of the city. The two women had left the area prior to police arrival. A domestic dispute in the central part of the city on July 20 led to a call to police, who were able to listen in on the argument through the caller’s cellphone while they were en route to the location. Police heard the male subject involved in the dispute say he was going to get a bat. When police arrived at the scene they spoke to the man and learned that the woman involved in the matter had left the scene. The incident remains under investigation. A call on July 20, regarding an extremely intoxicated man in the central part of the city, attracted police attention. The man was located and was seen to be extremely intoxicated and possibly further impaired by drugs. The 44-year-old subject was arrested and charged with being

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The peak of the summer season usually means the volume and variety of calls and requests for assistance from the Estevan Police Service (EPS) increase and last week was no exception. EPS members handled a number of different calls, with several of them involving interaction with people who had been consuming alcohol and/or drugs which led to some illegal activities. During the day of June 15, for example, police were involved in the removal of an unregistered vehicle that was illegally parked and partially blocking a driveway in the southwest area of the city. They then responded to a call regarding trucks that were working in convoys in another residential area in the north central part of the city. The complainant learned the trucking company had received temporary permission to travel in that area of the city to accommodate a construction project. An intoxicated driver who was observed traveling through several intersections illegally, and also driving in the wrong lane of traffic, was arrested by EPS members in the afternoon. The 53-year-old Portage La Prairie, Man., man was arrested and charged with impaired driving and driving while his blood-alcohol content was over .08 per cent. Police were then asked to look into a matter of a resident in the north central area of the city housing a large number of cats, contrary to the city bylaw. The matter remains under investigation. Another complaint from the animal world arrived on the police doorstep the next afternoon when they were asked to investigate an incident in the southeast area that involved a dog biting a pedestrian. The animal was seized and is undergoing an assessment at the Estevan Humane Society, while the owner was charged with allowing his dog to act in this aggressive manner. Police also set up two investigations regarding vehicles. One of the vehicles appeared to have been willfully damaged while the other was a report of a stolen vehicle. The second incident involved a dispute among several different people, so it is hoped the investigation will help resolve the matter. On the night of July 17, two males entering a lounge in the north central area of the city were accused of uttering threats to staff members. The matter was reported to police several days after the incident. A report of some intoxicated patrons causing a disturbance at a lounge in the north east area of the city triggered a police response and they found two females and a male, who had been the subjects causing the disturbance. The trio had left the lounge prior to police arrival but they were spoken to about their behaviour and no further policing action was taken. On the night of July 18, EPS members were asked to look into a matter of threatening text messages being sent from one male to another. An unwanted, intoxicated guest at a residence in the central part of the city was removed from a home by police and lodged in cells until sober.

intoxicated in public. Police noted he had also defecated himself prior to being arrested so was admitted to cells only after being led to the showers. He was held in custody until regaining sobriety. A fight that broke out among patrons in a local restaurant attracted police attention on July 20. When they arrived, police were informed that one of the subjects involved in the fracas had left the scene, but staff members provided a description of the subject. The victim of the incident informed police he had been punched in the face for no apparent reason and he did not know who his attacker was. Police eventually located the 27-year-old man who had done the punching and arrested him and charged him with assault. He now has a Sept. 30 court date. During the rest of the nightshift on July 20, police issued two 24-hour licence suspensions and one charge against a 24-year-old man for refusing to provide a proper breath sample. He has a Sept. 30 court date. During that same shift, police attended to two different hotels in response to complaints regarding impaired men lying in hallways. The subjects were arrested and charged with being intoxicated in public and lodged in cells overnight. A domestic dispute on the north side of the city resulted in police action on July 21. Police spoke to one of the subjects, who had apparently thrown one of the residents’ belongings around. The matter was resolved when the man was given an opportunity to collect his belongings and vacate the residence while police monitored the situation. No charges were laid. A July 21 report of a vehicle being driven in a careless manner was fielded by police. The suspect vehicle was located and the 17-year-old driver was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention, an offense that generally includes a fine of $280. A complaint of a young man on a bicycle, carrying a backpack, acting in a suspicious manner, was received by police on the night of July 21. The subject was not located. Later that same night a 22-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08 per cent after he was observed by police leaving a local lounge in a possible impaired condition and getting into his vehicle and driving away. A report of a suspected break and enter incident was looked into by police on the night of July 21. Police learned that a man had been banging on the window of an apartment on the east side of the city for some time. When police arrived, the 25-year-old subject said he was simply locked out of his residence and was trying to wake his roommate. He was eventually taken to another residence where he was welcomed to stay the night.

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“Creating a more user-friendly travel environment is what we need.” A16

— Manpreet Sangha, economic development manager of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce.

Manpreet Sangha, economic development manager, and Michel Cyrenne, executive director of the Estevan Chamber of Commerce.

Lack of serviced land a concern A1 ⇠ When there is the need to pay higher than average wages in the service, hospitality and retail sectors, profits are decreased or disappear and that makes all businesses riskier propositions, he said. “The cost of construction is going up consistently and constantly for both materials and labour. Our City’s offset development levy fees have gone up. The local market will bear only so much as to what they’ll be willing to pay. After it reaches a certain tipping point, when there is no profit margin possible for new developers, they won’t be wanting to come to Estevan or to any market area where something like this exists,” he added. “I don’t think we’ve reached that point yet due to our aggressive economy and the income levels being where they are. So there is leeway yet for developers, but we haven’t seen any new developers on the scene since the change was made to the offset development levy. If there is an effect, we’ll probably see it in 18 to 24 months. Right now, units are still being built.” Cyrenne said the Bakken oil boom, which is now leveling off to become a rush rather than a boom, will continue to drive the local economy for the next 15 years at least, and that steady flow of activity should have an overall good effect on the local economy and community well being. The completion of the world’s first commercial sized carbon capture project at Boundary Dam next spring will see another leveling off of business activity, but, he suggested, with the expectation of similar units being installed at Units 4 through 6, pending a successful outcome at Boundary Dam’s Unit 3, the building pace could quicken again at the local power station during the next few years. “With the clean-coal project, they came in knowing it is only temporary and the response was the development of a labour camp. There is not a lot of speculation building going on. Most of it is based on specific demand. They are building on an as needed basis,” said Cyrenne. “The clean-coal project has had some impact on traditional housing supply too,” said Sangha, “because other companies are having housing shortages they have to deal with.” “It’s not the end of everything,” said Cyrenne with a smile. In other words, it’s not a doom and gloom scenario really, it’s a matter of finding solutions to a very robust economic situation that isn’t going away soon. The potential opportunities for tourism, research and development and capital venture projects are huge.. “It can be about Bakken and beyond the drilling opportunities. It can be about permanent positions. We have an emerging geothermal project on deck and the huge logistics centre and transportation hub growing at nearby

Northgate, 100 people during construction, 26 permanent jobs when it’s done,” said Sangha. Local industry should benefit. The north/south trade corridor is another area of local concern since the traditional corridor leads from Mexico and southern United States right up to Saskatoon and Edmonton through Estevan and the nearby international border crossing. “That’s why we definitely support the Time to Twin move. It’s a safety issue for them, and we look at it economically. It would be a huge benefit to the region not only in terms of development of a proper trading corridor … travel, tourism and logistics in general. Creating a more user-friendly travel environment is what we need. We have a different twist than the committee, but the desire is the same. We have to keep pushing for it, it’s important. The resource base in this corner of the province is not going away. We have to play catch-up just on maintenance so if twinning is to come piece-meal like the announcement that it will be twinned between here and Bienfait, so be it.” Sangha added, “the agricultural sector is another major one we cannot ignore. There is oil and gas and then agriculture.” That too requires hassle-free routes. The availability of serviced land within the city limits has become another worrisome issue, said Cyrenne. There are some industrial properties available, not a lot of residential plots that aren’t already taken, so that means some raw land will need to be serviced soon. The surrounding RM of Estevan has some available and the long-promised truck bypass route will see a big opportunity emerge for developers and businesses in general. “I know there have been a lot of inquiries about business along this bypass,” said Sangha. With a river and mining to the south of the city, industrial development opportunities might be limited, but so far there have been no requests or inquiries coming to the economic development department regarding the potential for building multi-storied office buildings other than the one or two storey traditional models already seen around the city. “Nobody seems to be pushing that file,” said Cyrenne, “even though emergency services can now accommodate multi-storied businesses.” Sangha said an ambitious survey she undertook shortly after assuming her job last year is now complete, and a smaller survey regarding economic development goals among local industries is underway. “We’re looking at what hurdles they face for expansion. We’ll take what we learn to City Hall and educate the business community so they can plan for the future,”

Sangha said. The two managers said they seek answers for the local business community on questions concerning infrastructure, housing, roads and traffic, labour recruitment and retention and what it would take for a business to take root in Estevan as well as to assist those who are already well entrenched. “We want people who come here as temporary labourers to maybe want to stay as permanent residents. Our council is recognizing that and moving in that direction. If the kids in the family love the city and don’t want to leave, then the transient worker might stay. That’s why it’s good to build up our recreational areas, develop those walking paths, provide lighting, make sure existing businesses in the community are taken care of as well as trying to attract new ones,” said Cyrenne. On that file, the C of C is currently developing a strategy for directional signs around the city to help those who aren’t that familiar with where things are to find their way around. Cyrenne provided one example. “You’re coming into Estevan and don’t know the city, but you have to get to Cactus Park. What do you do? How can we help you find it?” Proper signs at all four entrances to the city will help alleviate this logistical GPS problem. “We have so many new people here now. Let’s make them comfortable, let them know where they’re going. It’s a three to seven year signage plan we hope we can get in the budget,” Cyrenne said, adding that the chamber hopes to have a permanent tourism director on the job within the year. Right now the duties are being split among current staff. With the local Hotel Association contributing to the well-being of the tourism development committees, and the growth of industrial tourism, there is a pattern emerging on that file too, and with two more hotels on the drawing board, those needs should be well covered. “But if we can’t attack this housing issue … well, those people are just going to stay in Red Deer or Calgary aren’t they?” said Cyrenne. “Not everyone is making a six-figure salary, and I hate to use the word greedy, because you can’t fault people for taking advantage of the supply and demand situation. The opportunity is there for them. This might be considered a small market for some, but it’s a sustainable market even with the oil industry having its fluctuations. We know there is a higher risk seen for those who might be looking at a 15 to 20-year return, but in housing there are opportunities all over as people leave entry-level housing or rental units and move on. It’s strong,” Cyenne said in conclusion.

Provincial wholesale trade increases Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade figures are 10 times the national increase for May, year-over-year. New figures out from Statistics Canada indicate Saskatchewan had an 8.3 per cent increase (seasonally adjusted) between May 2012

and May 2013, compared to the national increase of only 0.8 per cent. Wholesale trade totalled $2.14 billion in May 2013 -- the highest on record for that month. “The volume of economic activity that’s taking

place in Saskatchewan right now is a key factor in growing the wholesale business in the province,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “It is a very busy time of year for many of our key industries and we expect to see continued growth across a number

of sectors.” Saskatchewan had the second highest percentage increase among Canadian provinces’ on a year-overyear basis. On a month-overmonth basis, wholesale trade in the province is up 5.0 per cent between April 2013 and

May 2013, third best in the nation. Saskatchewan’s wholesale trade has been up five times in the last six months on a month-over-month basis. “ S a s k a t c h e w a n ’s wholesale industry contin-

ues to thrive for a number of reasons including recent expansions at the Global Transportation Hub in Regina,” Boyd said. “The wholesale trade industry is creating jobs, building infrastructure and above all, growing the Saskatchewan economy.”


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Province supports cyberbullying efforts directed officials to review potential criminal law reforms to address cyberbullying. The report reflects how the provinces and territories are working in collaboration with the federal government. “This is a complex issue that requires more than a criminal justice system response,” Wyant said. “That’s why we are also focusing on other ways jurisdictions are responding to bullying and cyberbullying so we can ensure a more comprehensive response.” In June, anti-bullying consultations were held in communities across Saskatchewan. The experiences shared during the consultations will help in the development of an anti-bullying strategy for the Government of Saskatchewan. Written submissions are being accepted until October 31, 2013 at anti-bullying@gov.sk.ca. Currently, Saskatchewan supports efforts to combat Internet based crime through efforts like the RCMP-operated Canadian Anti-fraud Centre and Cybertip. ca. The province also provides funding to the Regina, Prince Albert and Saskatoon Police Services, in partnership with the RCMP for 11 dedicated officers to investigate cases of Internet child exploitation.

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The provincial government has thrown its support behind proposed reforms to the Criminal Code to address cyberbullying and non-consensual distribution of intimate images. A report released today by the federal government on behalf of federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice and public safety contains several recommendations to combat cyberbullying. “The issue of cyberbullying requires ongoing collaboration and we are committed to working with our counterparts across the country to support proposed criminal law reforms,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said. The report cites several recommendations that include updating sections to the Criminal Code that would enhance the criminal law response to cyberbullying by ensuring its existing provisions apply to any form of electronic communication, and would create a new offence of nonconsensual distribution of intimate images. Last week’s report also recommends enhanced tools that will enable police and courts to deal with electronic technology. In April, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for justice

Thanks

Shirley Wheeler was recently recognized for more than 20 years of service on the board of the Bienfait Housing Authority. Wheeler was presented with a certificate and clock from the Saskatchewan Housing Authority.

ESTEVAN

Telephone Answering Service (1993) Ltd.

Estevan Telephone Answering Service will be relocating the Existing 96’ Communication tower from 738 5th Street Estevan, SK to 706 5th Street Estevan, SK. Any questions or concerns contact Rose by phone or mail: 306.634.3522 or 738-5th St. Estevan, SK S4A 0Y6

COMING EVENTS:

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7:30pm September 17 2pm April 27

Toddler Time: July 24, 31 & August 14, 21, 28 Ages 18 months- 3 years Wednesday@ 10:00-10:30 am; Stimulate your child’s imagination and pre literacy skills by participating in action, rhymes, songs, crafts and great stories! Story Time: July 24, 31 & August 14, 21 & 28 Ages 3-5 years Wednesday@ 10:45-11:30am Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts make up this fun program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Duct Tape Creations. Saturday, July 27th @ 2:00pm. Duct tape is like the force, it has a dark side &a light side and it holds the universe together. It is also useful in making cute and fun crafts! Come to the library and make some duct tape wallets, flowers, and feather earrings. All materials will be provided. Ages 13+ call Krista to pre- register. Wand Making for (kind of) Grownups. Wednesday, July 31st @ 5:30pm. You are never too old to love Harry Potter series. Come celebrate the birthday of the boy who lived (and the woman who started it all) by making your own customized wand! All materials will be provided, except for the magical abilities (must provide your own). Ages 13+ call Krista to send your own owl to pre-register.

At The Library...

COMING EVENTS Programs are FREE!

7:30pm May 4

The Library will be CLOSED Sundays To pre-register or for information call 306-636-1621

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

Summer Day Camps are just around the corner! Try something new this summer! Basketball Camp: Aug. 10 from 2-4pm Ages 9-14 Cost: $10/day Leisure Centre Multipurpose Room

GuardStart Camp: Aug 12 from 10am-2pm Ages 10-14 Cost: FREE! (bring a bagged lunch) Leisure Centre Pool

Yoga Camp:

Aug. 21 from 9:30-11am Ages 9-14 Cost: $10 Leisure Centre

SWIMMING LESSONS - EVERY DAY - EVENINGS AUGUST 6 - 16 (9 lessons total)

33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 33.6 33.7 33.8

5:25-5:55pm Sea Turtle 5:55-6:25pm Sea Turtle 4:10-4:40pm Sea Otter 6:00-6:30pm Sea Otter 6:05-6:35pm Salamander 4:50-5:20pm Sunfish 4:00-4:30pm Crocodile 4:15-4:45pm Level 1

33.9 5:25-5:55pm Level 1 33.10 4:45-5:15pm Level 2 33.11 4:55-5:25pm Level 3 33.12 6:00-6:30pm Level 4 33.13 5:20-5:50pm Level 5 33.14 5:30-6:00pm Level 6 33.15 4:35-5:20pm Level 7/8 33.16 4:05-4:50pm Level 9/10 ALL LESSONS ARE $41.00 each PLEASE go online at www.estevan.ca (click on leisure services on the right hand side) OR CALL 306-634-1876 to register today

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE ESTEVAN ARTS COUNCIL? “promoting the arts in OUR community”

Subscribe Now! 2013-2014 concert season: Stars for Saskatchewan Celtic Tenors – Musica Intima – Elmer Iseler Singers Ballet Jörgen (Romeo & Juliet) – Guy & Nadina – Everything Fitz

Koncerts for Kids

Missoula Children’s Theatre “The Secret Garden” ~ L’Aubergine Burletta (a new generation of stanchly modern clowns) ~ Fubuki Daiko (reinventing traditional Japanese drumming) and Wide Open Theatre: “Massive Munsch” (stories come alive with puppets)

SELF-GUIDED STUDIO ARTS TOUR

August 16, 17, 18 (Estevan to North Portal, SK)

Culture on the Go project funded by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport

And we are CALLING ALL ARTISTS! for submissions in our Annual Adjudicated Art Show November 28 – December 20, 2013 __________________________ If you have a passion in the arts and would like to encourage others, our Visual Arts committee is looking for instructors. Call Joyce for details 306.421.5886 ______________________

“For COMPLETE details”

306-634-3942 www.estevanartscouncil.com

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PLAYPARKS

Our Outdoor Movie Night is THIS WEEK! Join us at Hillside Park on Thursday, July 25th starting at dusk for our Movie under the stars! Concession will be available! This week (July 22-27) is Outdoor Adventure Week, sponsored by ARC Resources! Check out what’s happening at your Park: Rusty Duce: Monday – Sand Castle Competition; Tuesday – Scavenger Hunt; Wednesday – Night Swim; Friday – Water Fight Hillside: Monday – Scavenger Hunt; Tuesday – Hat Day; Wednesday – Freezie Sale; Thursday – Morning Swim; Friday – Sand Castle Competition Trojan: Monday – Scavenger Hunt; Tuesday – July Birthday Celebration; Wednesday – Nature Walk; Friday – Dirt Dessert Churchill: Monday – Nature Walk & Picnic; Tuesday – Morning Swim; Wednesday – Water Balloon Fight; Friday – Scavenger Hunt Hillcrest: Monday – Earth Day; Tuesday – Night Swim; Wednesday – Sand Castle Competition; Friday – Scavenger Hunt This Week’s Saturday Swim will be at Hillcrest Park from 1-5pm! * Remember - Children under 6 require a parent or guardian over the age of 15 to be with them! * For more information: contact Liisa Kleemola, Summer Program Coordinator at playparks@estevan.ca or 634-1880.

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ‘Doodlebugs‘ - Part-Time Play Care Facilitator

Leisure Services, as part of a healthy community initiative has an opening for a Play Care Facilitator. Typical hours run from 9 AM to 3 PM - Monday to Friday. This position is ideal for; • a stay at home parent looking to work while the kids are at school, or • a retired individual. The instructors are able to look after the children, while the parents or guardians are free to enjoy personal time in our facility fitness Centre, swimming pool, multi-purpose room and or tennis/ squash courts, focusing on their physical and mental health

A change to your waste collection service

For further information, please contact: Kelvin Pillipow, Human Resources Co-ordinator 1102-4th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Ph: (306) 634-1842 F: (306) 634-9790 hr@estevan.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Dear Customer, Regens Disposal and the City of Estevan are pleased to announce that, beginning Tuesday July 30th, all residential waste collection will take place along the curb in front of your house.

City of Estevan

Facilities Manager – Permanent Full-Time

Reporting to Leisure Services Manager, the ideal candidate would possess a positive attitude and a powerful personal work ethic. This position leads our Maintenance, Arena and Cleaning Technician teams, and provides a wonderful opportunity to support our community services and customer first approach.

*Your pickup day will remain the same, please be sure your cart is to the curb by 7AM. After your cart has been emptied roll it back to your house.

The job requires: • Grade 12 education • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License • Arena Operator’s Certificate – Level 1 & 2 • Pool Operators Certificate – Level 1 & 2 • 5TH Class Engineer’s Certificate • Custodial Care Certificate • Five years, including three years of supervisory experience

If you have questions regarding this change please contact Regens at 306-634-7209 or the City of Estevan 306-634-1800

For a complete job description, visit www.estevan.ca and search under Employment.

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

GUARD/MATRON

Hours of Work: Full Time - Monday to Friday

Duties and Responsibilities: Enforcement of City of Estevan Bylaws, Property Maintenance, Parking Enforcement, and Animal Control. Respond to incoming complaints and general public inquiries regarding Bylaws. Issue tickets for Bylaw offences and maintain a daily report management system.

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

The Successful Candidate: Must possess a valid driver’s license Must have suitable computer skills Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work independently and efficiently. Must be able to understand and work within the justice system. Must pass a Police Security Clearance Process.

301-11th Ave., Estevan, Sask., S4A 1C7 Or call 306 634 4767 You can also email schartrand@estevanpolice.ca

Successful applicant will be placed on a one year probationary period. Applications are available at the Estevan Police Service. Return completed applications including a resume to:

Del Block – Chief of Police Estevan Police Service

 

Chief of Police Estevan Police Service 301-11th Ave. Estevan, Sask. S4A 1C7 Phone: 306-634-4767

CAN  YOU  FILL  THESE  BOOTS?   CAN  YOU  FILL  THESE  BOOTS?    

 

It takes a special person to fill the boots of an Estevan Firefighter.  

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Join our team at the City of Estevan!

We are currently seeking people who have the desire to grow with us, and serve your community. We work at rock concerts, hockey games; maintain the Parks operate Zambonis, and all forms of heavy equipment. We make a difference to your friends, family and neighbors every day. • Tired of working 12 hour shifts or longer? • Working long stretches without a day off? • Routinely miss your kids, sporting events? • Can’t stand to miss another family function? Openings exist for Laborers, Events staff, Executive Assistant, Facility Managers, Foreman and an Electrician. We offer a competitive wage; benefits and great pension plan. Enjoy stability and opportunity for a strong work life balance. Kelvin Pillipow - Human Resources For further information, please contact: 1102 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7

   

It takes someone with the desire to do something important for the community, someone with courage and dedication who isn’t afraid of hard work, and is willing to accept the challenge of a difficult   job.   on-call firefighter. If you are this kind of person, you are needed as a paid

We may be able to fit you with a pair of boots. Contact Estevan Fire Rescue Services:

NEW METER INSTALLS • Don’t wait, book an appointment right away! Take advantage of these features: Leak detection (15 - minute interval testing over a 35 day period) • Leak history and diagnostics reporting. (daily and hourly) • Radio frequency, keeping our workers out of your yard • Wireless Accurate readings and billing • Leak details directly on invoice

 

 

 

SALE BY TENDER

ATTENTION ESTEVAN RESIDENTS

 

phone 306-634-1850 or visit the Fire Station at 1101 3rd Street  

Email – hr@estevan.ca

1. Under the provision of The Tax Enforcement Act the City of Estevan offers for sale the following property: Lot 6, Block 13, Plan 12538   Civic Address: 1230 Sixth Street 2. A tender must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Property Tender” addressed to the City of   Estevan Address: 1102-4th Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 0W7 3. Tenders must be postmarked by 4:30 p.m. on July 31, 2013 4. A certified cheque to the municipality for 25% of the amount of the tender must accompany the tender. Tenders submitted without certified funds will not be considered. 5. Highest, or any tender, not necessarily accepted. 6. Successful bidder will have fourteen (14) days to provide the balance of cash to complete the purchase. The deposit will be forfeited if the successful bidder does not finalize the agreement for sale within the required time. 7. All legal costs, title transfer fees and applicable taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser and are in addition to the bid price. Dated the 10th day of July, 2013. Jeff Ward Treasurer of the City of Estevan

 

 

ConstruCtion BuLLEtin…    

Highway 47 roadway surface rehabilitation and upgrades- Phase 1

  The City of Estevan is undertaking Construction of Curb and Gutter replacement, Median

replacement, roadway surface rehabilitation, Watermain crossing replacement, Valve replacement, Driveway and Blvd Restoration Construction on: Highway 47 - (CP rail tracks to Wellock road) King street - (13tH Avenue to Cundall Drive) 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 July 07, 2013 and expected to be complete on October 15, 2013 (subject to weather condition). safety Construction site could be dangerous. If you have children, please ask them to keep a safe distance from the site. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close to areas of open excavation. theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone suspiciously tampering with equipment, signage or barricades please contact (306) 421-1952, the Site Foreman or after hours call Police. Questions and Concerns The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologize for any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at (306) 634-1820

2013 TAx NOTICES 2013 Tax Notices were mailed out on Monday, June 17, 2013. If you have not received your property tax notice please contact Trina at 306-634-1811.

Taxes are due on July 31, 2013.

Penalties are accumulative, applied the 1st of each month as follows: August .5%, September 1%, October 1.5%, November 2.5%, December 3.5%, Arrears Penalty of 10% will be added to all outstanding amounts on January 1, 2014

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— Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood on trading Tyler Kauk to Flin Flon on Friday.

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“We saw that coming in the last month of the season. We didn’t dominate like we did at the start of the year, and I don’t know what happened.” — Estevan Haulers head coach Kent Phillips on his team’s failure to make the playoffs and repeat as provincial champions in North Battleford.

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All three primary colours were on display during this battle involving Derrick Lisafeld (75), Tyler Wagner (77) and Joren Boyce in a modified heat on Saturday.

Emmel, Daae, King take feature wins Program filled with crashes after track deluged by rain The track had fallen victim to two massive storms in the previous week, and for awhile it was in question whether Saturday’s program would go ahead at Estevan Motor Speedway. It did, but with a handful of significant crashes that may or may not have had something to do with rough track conditions. Riley Emmel, who won his second modified feature of the season, said he wasn’t sure if the track had an impact on the collisions. “I don’t know if it did. I think it was just racing. Everybody was racing a lot harder. When you race hard in the holes, it’ll upset the car a lot. I got just about sideways the one time there and I just drove my line. I lost my brakes, I had no brakes, so I just had to baby it in there kinda, and try and do some pumping down the straightaway and get my brakes up.” The mod feature was the most tightly contested of the four (including sport mods) on the night, as Emmel battled the likes of Les McLenehan, Tyler Wagner and Aaron Turnbull for the win. Emmel overtook McLenehan — who finished second — with fewer than five laps to go and held on. “I found a line on the top there with about six to go. I got around Aaron and I was coming around Les and I just felt it working, so when I was in second I chose the top line because I knew I was going to be fast, so that’s where

I went and that’s how she panned out,” said Emmel. Having won his first two career features this year, the Estevan driver said he’s getting better with time. “I’ve just been more experienced. Seat time has helped me out a lot. I’ve driven different race cars throughout the year, so it’s kinda helped me with trying to find grip on the race track, trying to do all that kind of stuff.” Estevan’s Austin Daae got his first win of the year in the stock car feature, leading from start to finish. Aside from an early crash involving Rocky Alexander and Geoff Mann, the race was largely devoid of yellow flags, an anomaly on this night. “Honestly, the track was rough. It was hammer down, fast track and it took a few laps to get used to it,” said Daae. “I like it when it goes caution-free, I get in somewhat of a groove and just try to stay in it. It’s tough (being in front) because you don’t know who’s behind you or not, so you just try to stay as consistent as you can throughout the whole race.” Saturday’s result gives Daae a win in each of his years of racing. “It took a while. I’ve had some really strong nights but some bad luck, and luckily (Saturday) everything was just smooth. I didn’t have to do anything to the car, just fuel it, air pressure, left all the tires on it from the heat race and it worked out good. It’s a big weight off the back for sure.” Daae said the conditions made for more of a challenge.

“When you see all this torn-up stuff, it’s not so much the drivers, but one lap your car is doing exactly what you want it to, and then you hit one rut the wrong way and it throws your car somewhere else. I kinda do like the rougher, faster (track), you find the quickest lane with keeping your car as straight as possible.” In the hobby stock feature, Brad King of Fairbanks, Alaska, got his second win at EMS in a span of less than a month. As usual, he had to battle garage mates Brock and Brandon Beeter for the win, with both of them placing in the top five. “With the Beeters, it’s always tough, you just gotta stab and stare. Brock and I were side-by-side going into (turns) three and four, we’re both just on the rev limiter, and even one and two, side-by-side, on the rev limiter. That’s what it takes to run with those guys because it’s just wide open. You gotta leave it all on the track.” King said he hopes he can build on the two wins by doing well on the final three nights of the schedule. “I would say there’s some momentum there. It’s still just hanging on for dear life out there every time. It’s nice to show up and come away with some wins. It keeps the blood flowing and keeps a guy motivated for the next week.” The Speedway is back in action on Tuesday, with a program featuring late models as well as the usual three classes.

Bruins deal Kauk, bring back Johnstone Kauk shipped to Flin Flon for defence prospect The Estevan Bruins were busy on the trade front last week, shipping away one of their top players and re-acquiring a familiar face in a separate deal. On Friday, the Bruins traded top defenceman Tyler Kauk to the Flin Flon Bombers in exchange for 17-year-old defence prospect Connor Vermeulen. Kauk, who is entering his 20-year-old season, has anchored the club’s back end for the last two years, putting up 23 points as a rookie and 22 last season. Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood said other teams had overwhelming interest in Kauk and that the Bombers initiated the deal. “Since I took the job, there’s been phone calls and e-mails on a daily basis inquiring about Tyler. A 20-year-old multifaceted defenceman, they’re hard to come by at his skill level. Some of the teams that are making a push right out of the gate for a title, teams that feel they’re in contention, are looking for just that. That’s the No. 1 puzzle piece that most of those teams are looking for and he fit the bill,” Lewgood said. “We weren’t actively shopping him

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Golden Eels host south semifinals Club wins 11 overall age group medals at home The Estevan Golden Eels turned in a strong showing on Saturday as they hosted the provincial south semifinal swim meet at the R.M. of Estevan Aquatic Centre. The Eels won the meet with 476 points, edging the Regina Piranhas’ total of 434. The Swift Current Stingrays finished third (155), followed by the Weyburn Silver Seals (134), Gravelbourg (90), Assiniboia (83), the Oxbow Seawolves (60) and the South East Regional Gators (21). “We’re really proud of the kids for the work they did at the semis. They accomplished a lot of their goals in different aspects, whether it was being able to swim in all five events or just to win the heat for that day,” said Erin Wilson, who coaches the team along with Akeela Jundt. “It’s always enjoyable

to be able to compete at home, to know your pool well, to feel confident and comfortable, with grandmas and grandpas getting to come and watch you in your own community.” Of the 47 Golden Eels swimmers who competed, 11 earned an overall medal in their age group. Alia Burlock and Hannah Mantei tied for overall gold in the 9-10 girls division, Taylor Fornwald and Samuel Beahm tied for top spot in the 15-17 boys division, and Josh Wilson took gold in the 9-10 boys division. The team’s silver medal winners included Escalus Burlock (7-8 boys), Payten Wilson (11-12 girls) and Racquelle Gibbons (13-14 girls). Josephina Andrist (7-8 girls), Denver Sehn (7-8 boys) and Taylor Haux (9-10 girls) all took bronze. The following swim-

The Estevan Golden Eels hosted the south semifinals on Saturday with nearly 50 swimmers from the club taking part, including Racquelle Gibbons, pictured here.

mers earned medals in individual events: Charlotte Andrist (910 girls, 50 back, bronze), Josephina Andrist (7-8 girls, silver, 25 back; silver, 25 free; bronze, 50 free; bronze, 100 IM), Samuel Beahm (15-17 boys, gold, 200 free; gold, 100 free; gold, 50 free; silver, 200 IM; bronze, 100

breast), Alia Burlock (9-10 girls, gold, 100 free; gold, 50 back; gold, 50 free; silver, 50 fly; silver, 100 IM), Escalus Burlock (7-8 boys, gold, 25 fly; gold, 25 free; silver, 25 breast; bronze, 25 back), Ryan Chernoff (7-8 boys, bronze, 25 fly), Ryan Dickie (7-8 boys, bronze, 50 free), Lucas Dzeryk (7-8

boys, silver, 50 free; silver, 25 back; bronze, 25 free), Taylor Fornwald (15-17 boys, gold, 100 breast; gold, 100 back; gold, 200 IM; silver, 100 free; bronze, 200 free), Racquelle Gibbons (13-14 girls, gold, 100 breast; silver, 100 free; silver, 200 IM; bronze, 200 free), Taylor Haux (9-10 girls, bronze, 50 breast; bronze, 100 free; bronze, 50 free), Hannah Mantei (9-10 girls, gold, 50 fly; gold, 50 breast; gold, 100 IM; silver, 100 free; silver, 50 free), Emily Marshall (11-12 girls, silver, 200 free; bronze, 100 free; bronze, 100 back), Abbie Reich (15-17 girls, silver, 100 breast; bronze, 100 back; bronze, 50 free), Kersey Reich (11-12 boys, bronze, 200 free; bronze, 100 breast; bronze, 50 free), Karlee Ross (15-17 girls, bronze, 200 free), Denver Sehn (7-8 boys, silver, 25 fly; silver, 100 IM; bronze, 25

breast), Colin Sutter (13-14 boys, silver, 200 IM; bronze, 100 breast), Jack Tuttle (1517 boys, silver, 100 back; silver, 50 free), Thomas Wakely (13-14 boys, silver, 100 fly; silver, 100 back), Carson Wheeler (9-10 boys, bronze, 100 free; bronze, 50 free; bronze, 100 IM), Josh Wilson (9-10 boys, gold, 50 fly; gold, 100 free; gold, 50 free; gold, 100 IM; silver, 50 breast), and Payten Wilson (11-12 girls, gold, 100 breast; silver, 50 fly; silver, 100 free; silver, 200 IM; bronze, 50 free). Wilson said the Eels are still determining how many swimmers will make the trip to Melfort this weekend for provincials. “We had a lot of swimmers make it in their individual events, now we just have to finalize who is going to travel the distance to Melfort.”

Twins split with Saskatoon clubs at Met Stadium The Southeast Legacy Twins got a little taste of Estevan baseball history on the weekend, playing all four of their home games at Met Stadium in Woodlawn Regional Park. Wet conditions following Friday’s storm meant it was unlikely the games could be played at Lynn Prime Park. The Twins (13-16) split the four games. On Saturday, they lost 8-2 to the Saskatoon Diamondbacks, then beat them 4-2; on Sunday, they defeated the Saskatoon Giants 5-3, then lost the second game 11-1. Twins head coach Dave Odgers said it was a nice change to play at Met Stadium, the home of the old Ace Mud Mets teams. He credited fellow Twins coach Joe Lingelbach for working to get the field playable again. “He’s put a lot of time in down here most weeks in the morning to get this thing ready. It’s a beautiful diamond. It’s a bit of a treat for the boys to come down here. I think this is the first Twins game ever played at the Met,” said Odgers. “It’s a beautiful stadium, there’s a lot of history down here

for Estevan ball and it’s nice for these kids to play here.” In Saturday’s opener, the Twins held their own with the third-place Diamondbacks (17-15) through four innings, but Saskatoon blew the game open with six runs over the last three, including three runs in the fifth. “The first game, we came out a little flat. I don’t think the boys were quite ready to play,” said Odgers. The Diamondbacks scored in the first inning when Eric Clauson reached on an error and later crossed the plate; they added another unearned run in the fourth when Jared Libke scored on an error. In the fifth, Wyatt Schlosser singled Clauson home, Daniel Jahnke scored on a groundout and Schlosser came home on an error. The Twins came back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. A sac fly by Tanner Odgers brought Brandon Hutt in to score, and James Giroux crossed the plate on a passed ball. But Saskatoon would extend their lead to 7-2 with two more runs in the sixth,

Lucas Lafrentz fouls a pitch straight back during the Southeast Legacy Twins’ 4-2 victory over the Saskatoon Diamondbacks on Saturday at Met Stadium. with Brayden Pfeil comThe Twins rebounded ing home on an error and with a win in the second Keeran Ingram scoring on game, and Odgers said a groundout. In the seventh, a strong defensive effort Libke scored on a single by played a role. Brody Boyenko. “It was a very quick

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able to get bats on the balls and we scored some runs. It was a nice comeback win,” Odgers said of the late rally. Hutt, John Gaab and Colton Gingras combined to allow only four hits, with three strikeouts (all Gaab’s) and three walks. “Brandon came in and threw hard. His stuff was working pretty good. He kept them off, gave them a couple of runs I guess. Johnny Gaab came in and threw really strong. We’d have kept him in there, but we (needed him to pitch on Sunday),” Odgers said. In the first game on Sunday, a three-run homer by Hutt in the fifth inning helped the Twins hold off the Giants. That proved crucial, as the Giants scored two in the top of the seventh to make it a two-run game. The teams had traded single runs in the first and second inning, and the Twins took a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Lingelbach also hit a home run, part of a 2-for-3 showing, with two RBI and a run, while Austin Orsted was 2-for-3 with a run. For the Giants, Michael Tremblay hit 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Twins ⇢ B6

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Elite play at B.C. softball tournament The Estevan Gem Well Elite bantam softball team arrived home last week after playing at the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., July 13-15. The team got off to an 0-3 start before bouncing back and winning three straight games to capture the consolation final. Most of the team arrived in B.C. on July 10, and with their first game not until July 13, most of the players took in a game in Seattle between the Mariners and Boston Red Sox on July 11. The team was recognized with a welcome message on the Mariners’ scoreboard. There were 19 teams in the showcase select division. The Elite started the tournament against the Ridge Meadow Rage, losing 8-0 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. Mackenzie Ronyk batted 2-for-2, while pitchers Taylor Marcotte and Tess Lindquist combined for seven strikeouts and five walks. In their next game, the Elite lost 14-8 to the Cloverdale Fury. They were better at the plate though, as they recorded 12 hits and left eight runners stranded. Karlee Fessler led the club with a 3-for-4 showing, including a triple and two singles. Errors in two innings cost Estevan the game. Fessler, Daria Schaff and Lindquist each saw time on the mound, combining for five strikeouts and six walks. Macy Earl caught both games on the first day, picking off two runners at third base and gunning down another stealing second. The Elite had to grind their way through a long day on July 14, playing four games in one day. It began with a morning game against the Fleetwood Force. The Elite took a 6-0 lead after two innings, but five errors cost them and they let the game slip away,

Taylor Marcotte of the Estevan Elite bantam softball team winds up for a pitch during a tournament in Surrey, B.C., earlier this month. (Submitted Photo) helped by the Force bringing in their ace pitcher in the third inning. Estevan had 10 hits and left eight stranded. Haley Ronyk went 2-for-3, while Fessler, Marcotte and Lindquist combined for six strikeouts and three walks on the mound. Earl caught the game. A second contest against Cloverdale took place next, with the Elite putting up a better fight. Trailing by seven runs going into the fifth inning, the Elite managed a run to keep the game from ending on the mercy rule, then scored five runs in the

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3-for-5 with two singles and a double, and Marcotte hit three singles in four atbats. Lindquist and Marcotte pitched, with Earl behind the plate. The Elite’s last game of the day was the consolation semifinal, which saw them edge the Richmond Islanders 6-5. Blanchette started and was later relieved by Schaff and Lindquist. Estevan grabbed a 5-4 lead in the fourth, but Richmond tied it later, setting the stage for the Elite to drive in the winning run in the sixth inning. Madison Frehlick hit 2-for-3 with a triple and a single for the Elite, who had nine hits and left six stranded. Skjonsby caught the game. The tournament wrapped up for Estevan on July 15 with a 4-3 win over the Cranbrook Heat in the consolation final. The team played error-free ball, while Marcotte shut down the Heat for five innings, allowing only three hits on five strikeouts. Lindquist closed the game. Estevan took a 3-0 lead after five innings, but Cranbrook came back to tie it in the sixth. In the seventh, Blanchette singled, reached third base on a pair of passed balls, then came home on a fly ball by Skjonsby. The Elite took 11 players to B.C., including Hannah Battersby, whose playing time was limited by recovery from a dislocated shoulder.

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Bienfait’s Dylan Lafrentz, hitting for the Weyburn Beavers, watches a pitch sail by late in Monday’s Western Major Baseball League game against the Yorkton Cardinals at Lynn Prime Park

Beavers top Cardinals in Estevan game

It was a home game away from home for the Weyburn Beavers, but that didn’t seem to bother the Western Major Baseball League club on Monday, as they defeated the Yorkton Cardinals 5-3 at Lynn Prime Park. It was a key contest, as the Beavers now sit three and a half games ahead of the Cardinals for third place in the East Division. The WMBL, which includes teams from Sas-

katchewan and Alberta, is comprised of college players who come up to Canada to continue playing in the summer. With Estevan having the population base and facilities to potentially support a WMBL team, the game acted as a showcase of sorts for the market. It had been originally scheduled for June 10, but that game was rained out. Members of the 2008 KPC Blazers, who won the Western Canadian midget

AAA championship, were honoured before the game. The Beavers’ roster includes two players from that team: Benson pitcher Kris Keating and Bienfait outfielder Dylan Lafrentz. Weyburn took the lead in the first inning on a two-run double by Chris Manning, driving in Michael Lukkason and Ryan Bourcier. In the third, Spencer Mallonee added to the lead, coming home on a groundout. The Cardinals got on

the board in the fourth, with Kameron Mizzell hitting a sacrifice fly to score George Santiago. The score remained 3-1 until the eighth inning, when the Beavers tacked on some insurance. Manning doubled again to bring in Bourcier, and Spencer Kidder hit a sac fly to score Manning. Weyburn would need those runs, as Yorkton scored two of their own in the top of the ninth. Ben Grillo led off the

inning with a double, then scored on a triple by Dylan Gross. Gross later scored on a groundout to first base. Lafrentz batted eighth in the order for the Beavers, going 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Manning led the team, hitting 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Ben Grillo batted 2-for-4 with a run for the Cardinals. Beavers starter Ben Moore threw seven strong innings, allowing one run,

scattering six hits, striking out three and walking three. Daniel Brown came on for the eighth, allowing two runs on three hits, three strikeouts and a walk. Kidder closed out the ninth, allowing one hit. For Yorkton, starter A.J. Martinez also went seven innings, allowing three runs on nine hits, three strikeouts and three walks. Jeff Pool came in to work the eighth, surrendering two runs on one hit and a strikeout.

Haulers’ repeat bid fizzles at provincials

Away from the confines of home, the Estevan Sherritt Coal Haulers failed to defend last year’s provincial bantam AA title on the weekend, falling short of the playoffs in North Battleford. After winning it all in 2012 at Cactus Park, the Haulers posted a 1-2 record at this year’s provincials. “We only had three or four guys who really hit consistently on the weekend and you’re not going to win it with three or four guys. We needed all 12 guys hitting,” said Haulers head coach Kent Phillips. Phillips, who was part of last year’s provincial championship club, said he noticed the Haulers’ play had fallen off a bit recently, but was at a loss to explain it. “Our hitting let us down at provincials. We just didn’t hit the ball like we did at the start of the year. “We saw that coming in the last month of the season. We didn’t dominate like we did at the start of the year, and I don’t know what happened. We didn’t change anything as far as our routine went, as far as our practices went. We still did lots of batting cage, lots of live cage, batting on the diamond. Why it changed, I have no idea.” The Haulers began with a disappointing 7-6 loss to the Moose Jaw Mallards, a harbinger of things to come. The Mallards finished last in the Baseball Regina bantam AAA di-

vision this year at 2-18, while the Haulers topped the standings at 12-1. Estevan started the game well, building a 5-0 lead through the top half of the fourth inning. “With the pitch count the way it is, my starting pitcher had 50 pitches in three innings and we were up 5-0, so I figured, well, I don’t want to burn up a pitcher the very first day,” Phillips said. “We pulled him and between the pitchers and the umpire, we couldn’t find the strike zone and we gave up a lot of walks and next thing you know, it’s a tie ball game.” Moose Jaw would score three runs in the bottom of the inning and three more in the sixth before scoring the winning run on a walk in the bottom of the seventh. “We just didn’t capitalize when we needed to with the hitting. We scattered hits here and there, but not enough to consistently score anybody. We left a lot of guys on base,” said Phillips. The Haulers lost 4-2 to Lloydminster in their second game on Saturday. Phillips said starter Josh Brown “pitched an amazing game” and “did an awesome job on the mound for us,” but it wasn’t enough against a strong opponent. Brady Third came on in relief. “Lloydminster’s a very good hitting team and to hold them to four runs is pretty impressive. I believe all the runs we gave up were

on errors, so take some errors out of the equation and it’s a different story.” Lloydminster plated two runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and one in the seventh. The Haulers had one in the first, with leadoff hitter Kyle Sargent coming around to score, and another in the bottom of the seventh. “Pitching was definitely the story there. We had a couple of timely hits to score a couple of runs on them, but not enough. The team they’ve got, in my opinion, they shouldn’t even be in AA provincials because they draw from Alberta, so they should be AAA.” The Haulers earned their lone win with a 3-1 walkoff victory over Melfort in their last game. “Carson Perkins

pitched a beauty of a game,” said Phillips. Dalton Loustel came in to get the final out after Perkins reached his pitch count limit. Third came in to score in the first inning on a fielder’s choice by Perkins,

getting the Haulers on the board. After that, the pitching on both sides shut the door until the sixth inning, when Melfort tied the game on an RBI double. Perkins ended the game with a walkoff double,

bringing home Third and Nate Smart. “The hitting was timely (in that game),” Phillips said, but it was too late. The Haulers will play league playoffs this weekend in Regina.

Little wins bronze with volleyball squad An Estevan volleyball player was part of the Saskatchewan Green team that claimed the province’s first boys medal at the Western Elite Volleyball Championship in over 20 years on Sunday. Kale Little was a member of the squad, which earned a bronze medal in the 17-and-under category of the tournament, that was held at the University of Regina. Saskatchewan earned a hard-fought,

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Kauk trade weakens Bruins for now The trade that sent Tyler Kauk to the Flin Flon Bombers on Friday likely caught some people offguard. Kauk has been nothing but a stud on the Estevan Bruins’ back end for the last two years. Who could forget his rookie season in 2011-12, when he and Austin Yano were the team’s top defence pair as 18-year-olds and took the league by storm? Kauk logged close to 30 minutes a night at times, became a fan favourite with his bruising open ice hits, was almost always in the right position and had some offensive skill too, with a booming shot and the ability to lead the rush.

One could easily argue that Kauk was a top five or top 10 defenceman in the league as a rookie. The Winnipeg workhorse, who was a prize recruit in the spring of 2011, continued to provide just about everything you could ask for in a defenceman last season. His durability became even more important after Yano was traded to Kindersley in December. Kauk and Yano were the apple of the Bruins’ eye as rookies, with bright futures ahead of them — as publisher Brant Kersey said, they should have been the foundation of a championship team — and now both are gone before their 20-year-old season.

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Although Connor Vermeulen sounds like a promising offensive defenceman — and I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know much about him — there were other factors at play here. When former assistant coach Cole Zahn spoke out this spring about players not putting themselves “in good situations” and “putting themselves ahead of the

team,” Kauk was one of the players he was talking about regarding off-ice issues. Still, it’s a tough loss for a team that has already lost much of its offensive firepower from last season. Vermeulen scored 16 goals and 28 points as a rookie defenceman with the Beardy’s Blackhawks last year, leading the team in scoring. You don’t score 16

goals as a rookie rearguard by accident. Chris Lewgood is very high on Vermeulen, believing he has untapped defensive potential and that he will be hard to play against. Looking at the other defencemen left to pick up the slack, Brett Blatz, Leighton McLachlan and David Robertson can all be strong top four defencemen, and it looks like Blatz will move onto the top pairing. Better things are also expected from 18-year-old Zach Douglas next year after a promising rookie season. But none of those players are No. 1 defencemen, at least not right now. The Bruins will likely

add at least one veteran defenceman, if not two, because right now the only other players in the fold are 18-year-old Nolan Nicholas and possibly 17-year-old Carter Forsyth. I know Lewgood and the Bruins have every hope of contending for a championship next season, but with several forwards needing to reach new heights after regressing as 19-year-olds, losing an elite defencemen in the league will make it that much harder. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or sports@ estevanmercury.ca. Does anyone know if Canada is allowed to trade a centre to Finland for a goalie?

Riders spoil Austin’s return in blowout win

Just when you thought they couldn’t get better... The Saskatchewan Roughriders came out with their most-impressive showing of the season on Sunday, trashing the Hamilton TigerCats 37-0 before a seasonhigh crowd of 37,323 fans at Mosaic Stadium. In the victory, the 4-0 Riders showed dominance, finish and above all, class and sportsmanship. In a game overshadowed by the return of the Ticats’ Kent Austin and Henry Burris to Regina, it was the Riders’ Darian Durant, Kory Sheets and Rob Bagg who stole the show. Durant threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns (two to Bagg) and Kory

Sheets had 125 yards rushing to add to his recordbreaking start to the season. So what was so classy about it?  Well, the Riders had the chance to put even more points on the board in the final minute, but head coach Corey Chamblin elected to kneel down backup quarterback Drew Willy and grind out the clock. Call it football’s version of euthanasia. “When we knelt down late, the game was already won,” Chamblin explained. “We didn’t need to add any more points because it’s not a season series deal in our own division. We didn’t need to put anymore up.” As for the Ticats, Henry Burris was honest after

Rod Pedersen Rider Insider the game, saying the result showed they have plenty to work on in the weeks ahead. Austin was equally deflated, saying it was not one of his, or his team’s, better days. “I have a lot of great memories here,” Austin said. “This wasn’t one of them.” Chamblin must have bitten his lip all week long as the accolades poured in for Austin for his first return to Saskatchewan since leaving

after the 2007 championship season. Austin’s banner is in the stadium, a parking lot’s named after him and TSN ran a special feature on “The Return” over and over all weekend. However, in the end, it was Chamblin who had the last laugh. “I don’t take any pleasure from that,” Chamblin said humbly. “I think this (hype) was

unfair to him. I really liked how he handled himself with the media.” That may be the case, but it’s Chamblin who’s having a coach of the year type season. Sheets is off to the best start ever for a CFL running back, while the 2013 Riders are the first team in CFL history not to commit an offensive turnover over a four-game period. Fortunately, unlike last year when their 3-0 start turned into an ugly five-game losing streak, the Riders are just gaining steam. And Chamblin has shown an impressive ability to keep his team’s feet on the ground. “Expectations are one

thing,” Chamblin said. “Our biggest thing is to work every week to be 1-0. Our guys prepared well and didn’t fall into the thought that they were supposed to win.   “The way this team works, we’re a humble team. We want to enjoy the fruits of our labour though, and enjoy the wins.” They have earned that right. And the drive for five goes Saturday when the Riders visit the Tiger-Cats at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ont. (5:30 p.m. kickoff, Saskatchewan time, on TSN and the CKRM Rider Radio Network). For daily Rider news, follow Rod on Twitter at @ sportscage.

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Bruins shake it up with two trades ⇠ B1 Tyler was a one-year guy for us going into this coming season, and we potentially get, realistically, anywhere from two to four with Connor. I think we have to look at it in the big picture. In the interim we’re going to have to fill that void by committee.” The team’s returning defencemen include 20-year-olds Brett Blatz and Leighton McLachlan, 19-year-old David Robertson and 18-year-old Zach Douglas. “I’m really excited to see what Brett Blatz brings to the table this year. He’s a big, strong body, he can play both sides of the game. We look for leadership out of him and he’s going to have a good 20-year-old season,” said Lewgood. “David Robertson’s going to play well for us. Zach Douglas had a great finish to last year. As an 18-yearold, he comes in with higher expectations this year and we’re really high on him. We’re really excited about Nolan Nicholas, a rookie defenceman out of Ontario. “We feel we have depth at the defence position. We feel we’re well-set at that position long term.” Meanwhile, after spending a season away from the

club, Ben Johnstone has returned to the Bruins. The Carlyle product was re-acquired by the Bruins on July 17 in a trade with the Nipawin Hawks, sending future considerations the other way. Johnstone, a 20-year-old centre, had 16 goals and 30 points last year between the Hawks and the Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He had been traded from Estevan to Virden last September after a rookie season that saw him compile 16 points. Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood said the deal was more about what Johnstone can bring to the team than anything. “To be honest, I don’t think it’s a matter of anything changing. I think it’s what our team needs and what Benny’s able to bring to the table. I like his energy level, I like his leadership on the ice, he’s a character guy and I think he brings some spirit to the team,” he said. “He brings the ability to contribute in every facet. That’s rare and any time you have a guy like that, you can

plunk him anywhere in the lineup and he’ll find a way to contribute.” Although Johnstone’s 30 points would have put him third on the Bruins in scoring last year, Lewgood said his offensive ability wasn’t the impetus for the deal. “Any time you can create more offence, you’re going to do it, especially with a guy who’s capable at both ends of the rink. (But) I think we have lots of offence, lots of good quality players who can put the puck to the net. I don’t see that as the main reason we brought him back into the fold.” The fact that Johnstone is from Carlyle, which is about an hour away, and played minor hockey in the area was a key factor. “It’s huge. We’re very proud of the local area guys we have. I believe our nucleus comes from the southeast area of the province and that’s not easy to do,” said Lewgood. “If he wasn’t from the area, we might not have been as aggressive in going after him. It’s not politics, it’s hockey, but the fact that he’s a fan favourite here and can put some butts in the seats is a huge positive for us.”

Bombers win ladies fastball title The Prairie Mines & Royalty Bombers are the league champions in the Lampman and Area Ladies Fastball League. The league’s playoff tournament took place on July 14, with the Bombers

winning the event. The league is made up of six teams, and the Bombers finished second in the regular season. In their first game of the playoff tournament, the Bombers defeated Ox-

bow 9-6. They lost a tight one 4-3 to Carnduff in their second game, then shut out Carlyle 10-0. The Bombers won their final game 7-2 in a rematch against Carnduff.

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Bridal Guide Janelle Butler & Trevor Luddington .....................................July 27, 2013 Ashley Senchuk & Rob Gallaway ........................................July 27, 2013 Nicole Banks & Justin Dzuba ..............................................July 27, 2013 Haley Baril & Sandon Weber ............................................August 3, 2013 Shannon Brewer & Dave Weinrauch ................................August 3, 2013 Kristen Hildahl & Cary Grays ..................................... September 6, 2013 Ashleigh Cherewyk & Zach Dzuba ............................ September 7, 2013 Miranda Andrews & Chris Paul................................ September 14, 2013 Brea Kinna & Michael Thievin ................................. September 14, 2013 Kayla Schoff & Chris Duchcherer ............................ September 21, 2013 Lisa Mitchell & Kyle Petterson ................................ September 28, 2013 Monique Belanger & Kevin Ley ...................................... October 5, 2013 Natasha Mydonick & Brad Tinant ................................... October 5, 2013 Amy Keess & Paul Gutheil .......................................... October 12, 2013 Tressa Whitman & Mathew Procyshyn......................... October 18, 2013 Pamela Young & Travis Packer................................ November 12, 2013 Amie Sehn & Kyle Whitehead .............................................July 12, 2014 Amy Hammermeister & Bradley Belitski ...........................August 2, 2014 Jolene Pettapiece & Chris Byers ......................................August 2, 2014 Breonna Alexander & Robert Graham............................August 30, 2014

The Prairie Mines & Royalty Bombers won the Lampman and Area Ladies Fastball League championship on July 14. Back row, from left: Kelsey Wyatt, Kelsey Schick, Becca Gustafson, Brittney Whilhelm, Jessica Adams, Jacinda Drew, Tammy Podovinnikoff, Kelci Little, Donna Selk. Front row: Kim Mytopher, Carly Hengen, Carly Selk, Haylee Lindenbach, Kyla Bonokoski, Melissa Gordon, Sue Colbow. (Submitted Photo)

The Twins’ lone run came in the sixth, when Orsted drove in Odgers. It was part of a 2-for-3 showing for Orsted. Devlin Gavigan-Hosaluk hit 2-for-3 with two runs for the Giants, while Brett Resch and Brett Doepker each had two RBI. In four innings, Gaab allowed eight runs (four earned) on four hits and a walk. Lingelbach came on in relief in a rare pitching appearance, allowing

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three runs on four hits, three walks and a strikeout in two innings. For the Giants, Wes Hiebert started and threw four scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out four. Tanner Matschke threw a clean fifth inning in relief, striking out two, and Kolten Olynek pitched the sixth, allowing one run, one hit and walking two. The Twins will be at provincials this weekend in Regina.

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Visual arts tour back this summer It was seen to be a success last year so it was calculated as being an event worth repeating this summer. The free self-guided Visual Arts Tour co-ordinated by the Estevan Arts Council will be conducted Aug. 16 to18 in Estevan and around southeast Saskatchewan. This year’s event has attracted 11 local and regional artists with a variety of talents who are willing to put their work on display and available for visitors. Some are repeat participants from the 2012 tour. Brochures outlining what the tour offers, and by whom, are now available at the Estevan Tourism information facility on the west side of the city, the North Portal Tourism facility and the Estevan Chamber of Commerce as well as at Estevan City Hall, the Souris Valley Museum, Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, the Tower Café, Hen-

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ders Drugs, the Crosby Journal newspaper office and the Estevan Arts Council office in the leisure centre. The brochures include maps to help the visitors find the various artists and facilities. Visual artists who are participating this year include Corinne Trebick-Gibson, Irene Roy, Cheryl Andrist, Mel’s Taxidermy, Emily Gillies, Lindsay Arnold and Sheila Farstad. Organizations who are in on the action this year along with the Souris Valley Museum include the Estevan Pottery Club, Solar Studio Art Gallery and the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum. More information regarding this tour opportunity, artists and what they offer may be obtained by contacting the Estevan Arts Council at 306-634-3942 or visit their website at www.estevanartdscouncil.com

I thought we all had enemies lists So last week, the national media made a big stink about the fact the Conservative government has an enemies list. According to reports, the list is comprised of nosy reporters, annoying bureaucrats and just about anyone else who has dared to piss off King Stephen Harper. Now, there are a lot of things that alarm and annoy me about the Conservative government. The fact they no longer call themselves the Canadian Government and refer to themselves as the Harper Government, is one of my biggest pet peeves. But, to be completely honest, the enemies list is one thing I find completely normal. I mean, who among us doesn’t have an active enemies list, right? Hello? Anyone? Uh oh, maybe it is just me. As anyone who knows me can tell you, I have a hard time letting go of a grudge. It’s not like I have a list written out somewhere, because that would just be weird and troubling. It’s a list stored in my head, which, when you think about it, probably is still pretty weird and troubling. So in honour of King Harper and his list, I thought I would share some of my own list. • Trevor From Hillcrest School I can’t remember the guy’s last name, which is largely due to years of trying to block it from my mind, I just remember that for a kid in Grade 5, he was almost sixfeet-tall. It may have been glandular. While growing up in Estevan, I attended Hillcrest School which, at times, was an interesting experience. One positive memory I do have was our recesses. This is not because I didn’t want to be in class — well, not entirely because of that — it’s because we used to actually play sports at recess. I know in this day and age kids can’t play sports in school anymore because someone might get their feelings

Chad Saxon These Things I Think hurt, but we used to have a pretty intense league at recess. Ball hockey was one of my favourite things, or at least it was until Trevor from Grade 5. During a game, I may or may not have slashed him in the back of the leg and he responded by pounding me into the ground. Since there was very little I could do to him, I had to basically file that beating away in the memory bank. But if I ever see him again … well, since he’s probably still a monster, I’ll just say hi. • The Estevan Junior High Words cannot express how much I hated the three years I had to go to that school. We were shot at, accused of all manner of strange things and had a teacher who enjoyed taking what was left of his sawed off digit and jabbing it into student’s chests. I’m not exaggerating with any of this. I could write a book and most people would think I was full of crap but it would all be true. The shooting incident is still pretty well known around town. My personal favourite was when a group of teachers accused a group of students of being Satanists and burning cats behind the Estevan Shoppers Mall. You see, things got nutty when Geraldo Rivera — yes that Geraldo Rivera — released a TV special about Satan-

ism. Some of the EJH teachers watched the special and let’s just say hysteria ensued. These same teachers decided that because we were Grade 9 students who listened to Heavy Metal music we must be Satanists. Seems logical, I know. The capper on all this silliness was the accusation about the cats. They went so far as bringing a bunch of our parents in and explaining this theory to them. Our parents listened and then had a few questions of their own. Chief among them was how were these kids out burning cats on the same night they were under your supervision at a school dance? Damn them and their logic. Surprise, surprise that was the last time we heard about the Satanist nonsense. I know a lot of people were sad when that building was torn down. Not this guy. If they had let me, I would have lit the place on fire and got a bag of marshmallows. That school’s been gone for years and I still get a cold shiver when I go by that area. It will forever remain on my list. Others on my list: • Commissionaires; aside from Loco Lou’s, Commissionaires and their stupid parking tickets received the bulk of my money while I was a student at SAIT in Calgary. They are a plague on humanity. • Josh Lewis; do I really need to explain? • Justin Bieber; same as above. • Facebook alarmists; you know those people who make up crap to get attention and scare the crap out of everyone? Ya, they suck. • Cheers and Jeers; oh, how I hate Cheers and Jeers in the Trader with a white hot, blinding passion. I could actually go on for a while, but before I alarm the authorities, I should probably stop.

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Midale community happenings When our vision By Catrina Moldenhauer Correspondent By now most Midale residents are aware of a terrible accident in the oilfield that saw Brad Avery suffer 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 70% of his body. He is currently in Edmonton receiving skin grafting and other treatment and has a very long road ahead of him. Alongside him is his wife Shelley (Rosengren) Avery. The couple have two young children as well. With the couple being away from home and work, their friends Kristy Webber and Michelle Kleinsasser have started a Facebook page entitled ‘Thoughts, Prayers And Support For Brad Avery’ and are hoping to have an online auction starting this week. Please feel free to join the page and or make donations to the fundraiser. They also set up a trust fund at the Midale Conexus Credit Union as well. Cheques for this account are to be made out to ‘Brad Avery Trust’. Please feel free to contact them if you would like to contribute or if you would like more information. For those who would like a tax receipt for their donations, a separate fund has been set up through Midale’s Bethlehem Lutheran Church. You may either send your cheques made out to the church with a note that the donation is to go to Brad’s Trust or go to Midale Conexus Credit Union and they will be able to help you. If you leave your name and address there, they will pass on the information so you get your receipt. If you have any questions on this option please contact Mike Lee. Shelley is completely overwhelmed at the outpouring of support from every-

one and is so very thankful for STARS that transported Brad to Regina and the Canadian Military that transported them to Edmonton, all the other medical personal along the way, the calls, texts, and messages from family and friends. It has really helped make a difference. Shelley checks the Facebook page to update his condition and pass on the messages to Brad so feel free to send messages of encouragement to them. The Oilmen’s Association hosted their 20th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 19th at Mainprize Regional Golf Course. They had 158 golfers, the most ever come out and fun was had by all. The horserace could not be completed this year due to the downpour that occurred while most were finishing up their last hole. The Oilmen’s filled a cooler with alcohol and sold tickets on it and raised $1862 and then rounded the total up to donate $2000 to the Brad Avery Trust Fund. The museum is once again open to the public for the summer. There are no set hours as it is all done by volunteers. There is a note on the door of people you can call so you can go in and look around. There is a nominal fee of $3 for seniors, $4 for adults, children are FREE. The annual threshing bee will be held on August 17th and 18th. There Midale Lion’s Club received the equipment for the new Playground at Manley Park. The volunteers that came to help them get it all together on July 18th and 19th were; Town of Midale workers Roger and Dalton, George Connelly, Tyler Carlson, Rod Gust, Brent Olmstead, Wayne Gust and

Armond Hauglum. Beryl DeBruyne, Lil Syrene, Marg Hauglum, Mona Connelly and Ruth Hoium provided baked goodies for the coffee breaks. It was all greatly appreciated. The Midale Pool’s open hours this year are from 1 – 4:30 and 5 – 8 pm. Swimming lessons wrapped up on July 13th and were once again very successful. There will be swimming lessons from July 8th – 13th. If you are still wanting in swimming lessons, call the Town Office to register. During the week of swimming lessons, the pool will not open until 1:30 pm. Mainprize Market Place will hold their final sale this year on August 17th. The sales are held in the Pederson building at Mainprize Park. For tables contact Julie Van Alstyne at home or email mainprizemarketplace@yahoo. ca. Former Midale resident, Louretta Anderson passed away at the age of 92 on June 23rd at Cedars Villa in Calgary. Louretta moved to Midale to be a teacher and married Norm Anderson from Halbrite in 1945. She taught here until 1959 when they moved to Calgary to give one of their son’s the best opportunities as a deaf child. She was instrumental in developing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society in the 1960’s. Louretta continued teaching elementary school for 24 years in Calgary, retiring in 1984. Louretta leaves behind her four children; Dennis, Wayne, Norma and Terry and their families all from Calgary. Until next week Midale and area, have a great week!

• Born to Chris and Jenna Hammett (née Harris) on July 12, 2013, a daughter, Zyla Grayce Hammett. Proud grandparents are Margo Hammett and Brad and Marilyn Harris. • Born to Cort and Staci Barker (née Suchan) on June 2, 2013, a daughter, Aubrey Eva Barker. Proud grandparents are Greg and Wendy Suchan and Curtis and Debby Barker.

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Have you ever been at a place in life where you look at your circumstances and say, “I don’t get it?” What do you do when things seem a little out of control and the outcome is unknown? Mark 8 contains a reminder that may help. One day, Jesus was going through the little fishing village of Bethsaida when a group of people brought a blind man to him. This was not unusual. Almost everywhere Christ went people came for healing. What makes this incident notable is the way in which Jesus heals this man. Jesus took the man, spit on his eyes, put his hands on him and then asked, “Do you see anything?” (Verse 23). The man responded, “I see people; they look like trees walking around” (verse 24). “Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly” (verse 25). Many times Jesus healed people with a single touch or with a word, but in this case he heals this man progressively; a little bit at a time. The man goes from having no vision, to seeing things in a blurry way, to having his sight fully restored in a series of steps. What is true of physical healing in this incident can also be said about spiritual healing. Sometimes people come to spiritual healing and see very quickly. Other times, it takes a long drawn out process before people see with any spiritual clarity at all. Sometimes things are quickly clear, and yet other times, the blurriness can last a long time. The key in either case is simply to let God work. Honour the process that you are in by giving it time to work itself out. If we demand answers too quickly, or if we push our own will into the picture, we can short circuit the very thing that God is trying to do in us. Lately there are several things in my life that are sort of blurry. I do not see them very well yet. I do not understand why these things are happening or even what good they could produce. However, this incident reminds me that God, his Son and his Spirit do things in their own way and that they bring their blessings in their own time. Knowing that Jesus sometimes brings his healing in stages allows me to wait, to be patient and to expect a good outcome no matter how blurry things look now. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways”, declares the Lord (Isaiah 55:8). Tim Pippus Estevan Church of Christ

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ACHIEVEMENT DAY RESULTS

July 6, 2013 at the Estevan Exhibition Grounds JUDGING AWARD Junior— Nigel Mack Intermediate— Kalee Donovan Senior— Katelynn Tedford

MASON MACK Buyer: Top Torque Services

KALEE DONOVAN Buyer: Estevan Motors

GROOMING AWARD Junior— Ashley Tedford Intermediate— Emily Geisel Senior— Marlee Dukart Top Groomer — Marlee Dukart 4H QUESTIONNAIRE Junior— Layne Gilroy Intermediate— Rachel Mack Senior— Marlee Dukart RECORDBOOK Junior— Ashley Tedford Intermediate— Lorie Tedford Senior— Marlee Dukart

RACHEL MACK Buyer: Cathedral Insurance

JORDAN GILROY Buyer: Redhead Equipment

SHOWMANSHIP Junior— Ashley Tedford Intermediate— Emily Geisel Senior— Marlee Dukart Top Showmanship — Marlee Dukart Grand Champion Heifer — Nigel Mack Reserve Champion Heifer — Emily Geisel Grand Champion Market Steer — Mason Mack Reserve Champion Market Steer — Rachel Mack Homegrown Market Steer — Calay Mantei

MARLEE DUKART Buyer: Tower Cafe & Tap House

NIGEL MACK Buyer: Trobert Law Firm

GRAND AGGREGATES Junior — Ashley Tedford Intermediate — Lorie Tedford & Rachel Mack Senior —Marlee Dukart

High Point Award — Marlee Dukart EMILY GEISEL Buyer: Kendall Electric

Thanks to our Achievement Day Judge Justin VanDeWoestyne

KATELYNN TEDFORD Buyer: Future Four Agro

BENSON BEEF RESULTS FROM THE REGIONAL SHOW Grand Champion Market Steer went to Mason Mack Reserve Junior Female — Nigel Mack Junior Judging — Nigel Mack placed third Intermediate Judging — Rachel Mack placed third & Lorie Tedford placed fourth Senior Judging — Katelynn Tedford placed second & Allison Mack placed fourth Team Grooming — Benson placed third with Marlee Dukart, Emily Geisel & Ashley Tedford Group of Five (market steers) — Benson Beef placed first

CALAY MANTEI Buyer: Estevan Well Sight Rentals

LAYNE GILROY Buyer: Hawkeye Inspection

•Graduating Member• Joined in 1996

LORIE TEDFORD Buyer: Days Inn

ASHLEY TEDFORD Buyer: Red River Lumber

ALLISON MACK Buyer: Mid City Plumbing & Heating •Graduating Member• Joined in 1996

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 BENSON BEEF SPONSORS

•Bert Baxter Transport •Estevan Exhibition Association •RM of Benson

•RM of Estevan •RM of Coalfields •PAHC/Cowtown •Mack Auction Company

•Matts Car Wash •Mantei Farms •Affinity Credit Union •Nelson Motors

•Barr Water Hauling •Chamney Crushing Ltd. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.


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426 Fourth Street • MLS #466023 $329,900

Extensively renovated - 4 bedrooms - 2 baths Private deck with hot tub. Zoned C4. 22’x35’ shop. Great business potential.

SOLD 625 Fourth Street • $339,000

IAL • ACREAGES • FARMS

#110-521 Dufferin Avenue • MLS #468281 $229,000

SOLD

Condo 1000 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 1 bath Patio doors. Many updates in the past 4 years.

602 Albert Street

526 Henry Street • MLS #469794 $429,000

1386 sq. ft. - 4 bdrm. - 2 bath Main floor laundry, gas fireplace and garden doors opening to rear deck and mature yard. Dbl. detached garage.

Winnona Johner Owner/Sales 306.421.5725

SOLD 1104 Hudson Raod

SOLD 375 Petterson Drive

214 Duncan Road • MLS #465153 $339,500

961 sq. ft. - 4 bdrm. - 2 bath – S/D Garage Brick exterior, newer windows on main, original hardwood floors, renovated basement

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#210-521 Dufferin Avenue • MLS #468289 $229,000 Condo 1000 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 1 bath Patio doors. Many updates in the past 4 years.

1218 Second Street • MLS #467145 $199,000 1 3/4 storey - 1052 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 1 bath Metal roof, vinyl siding, 1 1/2 car garage.

#14-1437 First Street • MLS #462819 $319,000

1113 Hudson Road

SOLD

1525 Thorn Crescent • MLS #468223 • $284,900 1378 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 1.5 bath Everything you need on one level, Oak kitchen, 1/2 bath ensuite off master, single detached garage. Nicely developed yard with fence, deck and patio.

1110 Third Street

1026 sq. ft. - extra large lot - 3 bdrm. - 2 baths Private yard. Triple car, heated garage.

SOLD 1826 Second Street A

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LAND Hagel Parcel • MLS #462180 • $89,500 Hagel Parcel D 20 Acres. Close to Estevan

SOLD

Condo 1076 sq. ft. - 2 bdrm. - 2.5 bath Open floor plan. Patio doors to deck. Walk-out basement. Patio doors to patio.

1102 First Street • MLS #467974 $320,000

1127 Fifth Street • MLS #469782 $140,000

SOLD

1600 sq. ft. office bldg. in city center. 800 sq. ft offices and retail area. 800 sq. ft. of shop with overhead door.

105-517 Albert Street

510 Fifth Street • MLS #457920 $139,000

Devon Street, Torquay • MLS #470487 $99,900

SOLD 19 Royal Heights Park 1216 sq. ft. - 3 bedrooms - 2 baths Deck and fenced yard.

LAND Outram Parcel • MLS #457957 • $36,000 Five acre parcel bordering Highway 18 west and the Outram turn off. Approximately 15 minutes from Estevan. Power and gas nearby.

784 sq. ft. - 4 bdrm. - 2 bath 50 x 120 unserviced lot with 28’ x 48’ storage building. Includes storage and office area. Building is wired.

SOLD

SOLD

105 Poole Street, Torquay

19 Willow Park Green

406 Railway Avenue, Torquay • MLS #465847 $179,000

1216 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 2 bath Built in 2012. Master bedroom has en-suite with corner tub.

SOLD 1129 Fifth Street

150’X195’ Corner Lot

305 Fourth Avenue E, Lampman • MLS #463435 $299,000 1100 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 2 bath 3 bedroom bi-level. Extensively updated on main, completely developed basement, single attached garage/workshop.

309 Main Street, Stoughton • MLS #469793 • $125,000

784 sq. ft. - 4 bdrm. - 2 bath

YOUR OWN BUSINESS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! The only pet store for miles around. Well established and all set up for turn key operation. Pet store fully stocked and includes all fixtures and equipment. POS system for sales and inventory control. Bottled water treatment plant with bottles and supplies.

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NE End of Kensington • MLS #460483 • $950,000

GREAT DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL. 53 acres at the north end of Kensington in the city of Estevan. Presently zoned Urban Holding. Approx. 879’ frontage along Kensington and 2,386’ along the RM grid road. Existing buildings included. 1965 3 bedroom home and out buildings.

416 Railway Avenue, Carnduff • MLS #459595 $174,900 879 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 1 bath

Fully renovated from the boards out. All electrical, plumbing, insulation, siding, shingles, eavestroughs, windows, sub-floor on main, furnace, water heater, fixtures, cbinets and deck. Basement has three new windows and is ready for development.

601 Prairie Avenue, Arcola • MLS #465290 $349,500 1770 sq. ft. - 3 bdrm. - 2 bath

Large addition in 2008 to the original 1948 home. Ensuite bath off master, main floor laundry, large multi-level deck and double detached garage.


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HAUGLUM: In loving memory of Mel Hauglum, who passed away July 18, 1998. Husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Gone is the face we loved so dear, Silent is the voice we loved to hear; Too far away for sight or speech, But not too far for thought to reach, Sweet to remember him who was here. Who, gone away, is just as dear. -From Marg and family

Mike Gonas July 23, 2007 Even though our loved one has gone, In our hearts we will smile and remember. We know that someone who has been loved is never forgotten. - Love Always, your wife Nellie; children, Shirley, Michael, Debbie, Dennis and Families.

SANDQUIST In LOVING MEMORY RODNEY SANDQUIST Feb. 7, 1965 - July 27, 1986 Always in our thoughtsForever in our Hearts. -Mom, Dad, Jeff and Family

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LAKE LOTS FOR SALE by Owner at Lake of the Prairies: Prairie Lake Lodge, Russell, Manitoba is offering a good selection of treed, non treed lots and acreages with views and privacy adjacent to an 18 h o l e , p a r 3 g o l f c o u r s e . Suitable for RV or cottage use. Contact: 204-773-0380, Gerald; 2 0 4 - 7 7 3 - 6 8 19 , D a v i d . k e a t ing@escape.ca

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Southernwood Remembering Christine, Dear wife,daughter-in-law,sister-in-law, who left us two years ago July 22, 2011 A special smile, a special face, and in our hearts a special place. No words we speak can ever say, How much we miss you every day. Loved and missed -Lee, Beryl, Carol and Moray

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2012 CADILLAC CTS AWD leather, power roof, only 20,000 kms .........................$212 2012 FORD FUSION SEL AWD all options, 16,000 kms, white diamond ..............$165 2012 CHEV IMPALA LT 29,800 kms .................................................................$132 2012 CHRYSLER 200 leather, 25,000 kms .........................................................$144 2011 CHEV MALIBU LT SK tax paid, only 16,000 kms ........................................$138 2008 CIVIC white, 85,000 kms .....................................................................SOLD 2008 CHEV MALIBU LT 104,000 kms, pr. roof ...................................................$104 2005 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE 132,000 kms ..........................................$8,995

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2011 DODGE DAKOTA SXT QUAD CAB 4x4 30,300 kms ..............................$165

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12 Dodge Avenger SXT 4dr warranty, 16,875 km ...................................$20,995 12 Ford Focus SEL 4dr leather, sunroof, 19,000 km, factory warranty ...$19,995 11 Chev Impala LT 4dr factory warranty ..................................................$16,995 08 Chev Cobalt LT 2dr warranty, 100,900 km, 5 spd, was $9,995 .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $7,900 07 Chev Malibu LT 4dr warranty 126,800 km ............................................$9,995 07 Dodge Caliber SXT 4dr warranty 111,000 km ....................................$10,995 07 Monte Carlo SS 2dr warranty, 95,000 km ...........................................$15,995 07 PT Cruiser 4dr warranty, 81,000 km .....................................................$8,995 07 Pontiac G5 SE 4dr warranty .................................................................$8,995 06 Pontiac Pursuit 2dr warranty, 5 spd, was $6,995,....Reduced to sell $5,995 06 Mazda 6 GS 4dr loaded, warranty, 5 spd, was $9,995, .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $6,900 06 Honda Civic LX 2dr warranty, 85,000 km, 5 spd, was $10,995, .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $7,900 04 Chev Optra 5 LS H/B warranty..............................................................$5,495 02 Mazda Protégé 5 H/B warranty, 5 spd, was $3,995, Reduced to sell .$2,900 01 Chrysler Sebring LX 4dr warranty........................................................$4,995

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USED CARS

2012 CHRYSLER 300 LTD loaded, 19,600 kms ............................ $33,900 2011 CHEV MALIBU LT loaded, 15,175 kms ................................. $21,995 2010 CHEV COLBALT LT 57,000 kms .......................................... $12,395 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT 52,000 kms ...................................... $15,900

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2012 RAM 1500 CREW CAB LARAMIE 4x4 ................................. $39,995 2012 DODGE 1500 Q/C 4x4 ........................................................... $31,500 2012 GRAND CARAVAN RT Loaded 30,000 kms ......................... $28,555 2012 FORD ESCAPE fully loaded, 12,000 kms ...............................SOLD 2012 JEEP COMPASS ................................................................... $23,995 2011 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB 4x4 ............................................. $34,995 2011 GRAND CHEROKEE LTD loaded, 68,000 kms..................... $33,900 2011 RAM 1500 OUTDOORSMAN ................................................ $31,900 2011 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD White ...................................... $27,900 2010 JOURNEY RT White 48,500 kms........................................... $24,900 2010 JEEP COMPASS 28,000 kms.................................................SOLD 2010 DODGE 1500 CREW CAB 4x4 loaded ................................. $28,995 2010 RAM 1500 CREW CAB Laramie loaded ............................... $29,995 2009 DODGE JOURNEY RT loaded, red ....................................... $24,900 2009 FORD CREW CAB 4x4 xLT ................................................. $20,995 2008 RAM 3500 SLT black, loaded ................................................. $31,995 2008 DODGE 2500 LARAMIE DIESEL .......................................... $28,995 2008 DODGE 1500 Q/C RAM JAM 55,000 kms ............................. $21,995 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SxT ......................................... $15,995 2008 GRAND CARAVAN SxT ....................................................... $12,900 2008 FORD ExPLORER xLT ........................................................... $8,995 2007 CHEV TAHOE loaded ............................................................. $19,995 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT .............................................................. $12,995 2007 TOWN AND COUNTRY ......................................................... $12,995 2007 GRAND CARAVAN SxT 99,600 kms ...................................... $6,995 2007 HYOSUNG SCOOTER ............................................................ $1,600

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Obituaries

Jesse Scott Jesse Scott of Estevan, Saskatchewan and formerly of Grimsby, Ontar io at the age of 27 passed away suddenly as a result of a vehicle accident near E s t e v a n , o n Tu e s d a y J u l y 16, 2013. Jesse will be incredibly missed by his parents Robert & Pamela Scott of Southampton and by his sister Chloe Scott. Adored grandson of David Stuar t of Niagara Falls, and Jean Scott of Cowansville, Quebec. Jesse will be dearly missed by his many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Jesse was loved dearly by Juanita Jackson of Estevan and her family. ``Gus`` will be remembered by his many ma ny fr ien ds in Es teva n a nd Grimsby. Predeceased by his grandma Ray m o n d e S t u a r t a n d by h i s grandpa Keith Scott. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Jesse Scott will be held at the Eagleson Funeral Home, Southampton, on Friday July 26th 2013 at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations in memory of Jesse may be made to any organization that supports animal welfare. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.eaglesonfuneralhome.com

Lawrence Andrew Bouchard Lawrence Andrew Bouchard passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 61 years. He is lovingly remembered by his family; 2 daughters, Jo Anne Bouchard and Sherri Bouchard; 3 grandchildren, Noah, Hyacinth and Zechariah Bouchard; his parents, Emil and Mabel; as well as his siblings; Gary (Carol), David (Catherine), Brian (Lynda), Ken (Missy) Mariah (Richard) and Paulette (Brad), special friend Darlene. A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Sundre, AB. In lieu of flowers a donation in Lawrence’s memory may be made to Foothills Intensive Care Unit c/o The Calgary Health Trust, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 6A5. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca

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Obituaries

Alan Jay Durr August 2, 1948 ~ July 10,2013 Alan was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan to parents Wilbur George and Dorothy Stewart Durr. He was raised on a farm just a few miles south of the small town of Bromhead and like most prairie kids he played hockey and baseball, rode his horses and loved being around machinery. Alan also loved music and played with a few bands including The Gold Teens and Canadian Crescendos and later with The Chaparrals in Williams Lake, B.C. In 1968 he married Jennifer (Janie) Helgerson. The couple lived in Williams Lake until 1973 and then returned to the farm. Alan also owned a cattle liner which kept him busy and helped subsidize the farm during the dry years. Always wanting to see new places and try other occupations Alan, Janie and their three children moved to Kamloops in 1990. He had an excavating business, purchased All Points Bus Charters and worked at a variety of jobs that included driving trucks, dispatching, equipment operator on a variety of projects including “The Sea To Sky Highway.” In 2008 he and Janie moved to Blind Bay to semi retire but Alan continued to work. He was always ready to try something new as long as it included machinery and one of his last jobs was gold mining in the Yukon. Family and friends were the most important to Alan. He passed his life long love of music to his children. He was happiest out on his boat, in his shop or just sitting around a campfire passing the time of day with new friends or old. Alan is survived by his wife Janie. Three children: son, Jay Durr (Deb Porter), Daughter Alison Durr (Allen Radford) and son John Durr. Two grandchildren Thomas Alan Durr and Hannah Jean Durr, a sister Dolly (Cordell) Sandquist from Cobble Hill B.C. as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and one brother Merton. Special thanks to the Salmon Arm Community Nursing, Canadian Cancer Society, Dr. Francois Malan and the wonderful people at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, The Marjorie W. Snowden Hospice or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A celebration of Alan’s life will be held on July 27, 2013 at the Parkside Lounge located inside the Interior Savings Centre at 2:00 PM. All are welcome to join us and share your fond memories of “Big Al”. At the end of one’s life perhaps the truest measure of that man is not in having amassed all the trappings of wealth but rather in the number of people that call him Friend. Good bye for now A.J. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be sent to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com Rudolf Jess 1935 - 2013 Rudy Jess, late of Stoughton, passed away in Estevan on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Rudy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Melita of Stoughton; sons, Vernon (Jan) of White City, Garnet (Kathy) of Woodley, Randy of Estevan and Bradley (Annette) of Saskatoon; grandchildren, Tara (fiancee Jared Wagner), Megan, Brittany, Nicholas, Jordan and Caitlyn; brother Alfons of Lloydminster, Alta. and sisters, Martha and Edeh of Germany, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Adolf and Ida; sister Elfrieda and granddaughter Angel. A Funeral Service for Rudy was held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Church, Stoughton, with Rev. Virgil Anderson officiating. Interment followed at the Woodley Cromar Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations in Rudy’s memory may do so directly to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Estevan, or the Stoughton & District Volunteer Ambulance. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You

We would like to thank Dr. Christie and the nurses of Unit A, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Estevan, for your concern and outstanding care of Rudy. To Pastor Virgil Anderson, thank you so much for a meaningful service and special thanks to Elizabeth Goodson and Grace United Church in Stoughton for graciously opening up your facility to us. Thank you to Blaine Morrison and Dustin Hall for the beautiful music, the pallbearers, honourary pallbearers, the Legion ladies for preparing lunch, those who prepared the cemetery and Hall Funeral Services for your care and guidance. Last but not least, very special thank you to all who attended Rudy’s Funeral Service, and to those who shared so many things with us - food, flowers, cards, phone calls, visits, donations in Rudy’s memory and your thoughts and prayers for us. We are so appreciative towards you all, and your kindness will never be forgotten. -Melita Jess and family Walter William Rieder 1928 - 2013 Walter passed away peacefully at the Lampman Community Health Centre, Lampman, Sask. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Walter was born in Peebles, Saskatchewan on July 15, 1928 to Margaret (nee Hengen) and John Rieder. Walter attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox and University of Manitoba in Winnipeg obtaining his degree in Pharmacy. It was during his time in university he met his wife, Olive. They were married on May 29, 1954. After graduating, Walter started his career with John Wyeth working in various locations. In 1970, he was able to return back to his home province, purchasing ‘Rieder’s Pharmacy’ in Lampman. He continued to work until his retirement in 2003. Walter had a passion for health care and his community as evident with his involvement in the hospital boards in Lampman and Estevan. He served as a volunteer for numerous organizations including Lampman Ambulance, Lampman Business Association, Parish Council and the Knights of Columbus. Walter was recognized by the Saskatchewan Pharmacy Association for his outstanding community service by winning the ‘Bowl of Hygeia’. Walter will be lovingly remembered by his six children, Michael (Cheryl), Mary Anne (Doug), Jennifer (Dave), Joel (Gayle), Barb (Jens) and Barry (Grace). He will also be fondly remembered by his sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother Albert; his sisters-in-law, Barbara, Stacia (Mike) and Pearl; his brother-in-law Michael (Kathy), and his numerous nieces and nephews. Walter is predeceased by his wife Olive; brothers, Ambrose, Joe, Maurice, Gerry and Leonard (in infancy); and his sister Mary. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and the Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Leonardo Tamayo Jr. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows R.C. Church, Lampman. Cremation followed, and interment took place in the parish cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in Walter’s memory may do so directly to the Lampman Community Health Centre Trust, c/o R.M. of Browning, Box 40, Lampman, Sask., S0C 1N0. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

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We the family of Walter Rieder, wish to thank the staff of the Lampman Community Health Centre for the excellent care and loving support that you gave to Walter over the last few years. Special thanks to Dr. Lise Morin for her compassion and medical expertise. We also thank the community of Lampman, all those individuals who looked out for our dad and grandfather following his stroke; we appreciate you all. To Dustin Hall, your support and guidance was so helpful and we thank you. We thank all who contributed to the services, the CWL who provided the lunch and to everyone who extended their condolences, shared food, flowers and comfort.

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Trinity Tower news happenings By Peggy Bolton Correspondents We are happy to have Richard Kawecki back home and we hope he is feeling well. John Fowler is enjoying the nurses as he is healing from a broken arm. Heal quickly John and no more falling! Willene Kerr, Shirley Clark and Una Seymour attended Frobisher’s Thresherman Days and enjoyed their day visiting with friends. Russel and Joanne Jackson from Yorkton were recent visitors at John and Marjorie Fowler’s. We welcome Esther Nagel to Trinity Tower. We hope you enjoy living here and we all look forward to getting to know you. Luvern Bod is in Colonsay lending a hand to his step daughter who is recovering from surgery. Debbie Storey, along with her

son Aaron Haygarth, Lee and Catherine St. Onge from Estevan, Ann and Mike Smith from Regina, and Kelly Thompson from Carnduff attended the Craven Jamboree. Debbie, Kelly, Lee, and Mike were up at 4:30 am to get in line at the gopher run. They were spotted on T.V. in the lineup. Debbie won the gopher hole contest. She reports that she had a fun time and found the mud a minor inconvenience. They appreciate Robert Haygarth who worked to get them on the road safely. On July 23 the patio party hosted by Floor 5 was held and bingo was held in the evening. Mother Nature has been very moody lately. We feel sad for the farmers and gardeners who lost their crops and gardens with the hail. We hope Mother Nature soon gets over her moods and makes the rest of the summer weather nice. Until next week keep smiling and God Bless.

North Portal news July 24 By Betty Baniulis Correspondent Omitted from my news the week of July 17 was two of Marion Milnes family were not in the news. Son Duncan, Victoria and daughter Norma and Scott MacDonald of North Portal. Betty Glasser of Vancouver is visiting Alan and Shirley Davis for two weeks. Betty MacDonald was hostess for a birthday party for her friend Norma Bar-

ber of Creighton Lodge, on July 17 at her home in North Portal. Near thirty friends and her son Barry and wife from Thailand attended. Pat and Trish Barker have had their daughter Erin and two sons from Prince George B.C. visiting them and family from Winnipeg, MB recently. Scott and Donna MacDonald, Blair and Declan all drove to Pontiex to Donna cousin wedding.

SGI seeking public input SGI is asking the public to weigh in on possible changes to motorcycle safety programs, rating structure and injury benefit levels. Earlier this year SGI formed a Motorcycle Review Committee, comprising members of the motorcycle community and impacted stakeholders, to review issues affecting motorcycle rates. SGI and the committee have now developed a package of ideas with an emphasis on saving lives and preventing injuries. While not every idea has the unanimous support of the committee, they agreed to put forward the options for public consideration. Visit SGI’s website at www.sgi.sk.ca/consultation to view the options up for discussion and provide feedback. One of the first outcomes of the committee, announced in June, was the decision to move forward with a voluntary motorcycle usage-based insurance (UBI) pilot. SGI is now ready to accept volunteers for this pilot, and any interested riders can go to SGI’s website at www.sgi.sk.ca/UBI for more information or to sign up. A thousand Saskatchewan motorcyclists are needed for the pilot, and participation is completely voluntary. SGI will provide an incentive to volunteers for their participation. “Working with the Motorcycle Review Committee was a valuable experience,” said Andrew Cartmell, president and CEO of SGI. “There was excellent discussion and the committee members gave us better insight into issues affecting motorcycle riders. Though we had some different opinions at times, we ultimately share the same goal: to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes. Now we’re asking for the public’s input, whether you’re a motorcyclist or not, to round out the review process.” Most of the ideas up for discussion are suggestions only – input from the public will determine what is

taken forward to government. Some of the options include: • additional requirements for new riders, such as a basic skill and ability test to get a motorcycle learner’s licence and strong incentives to take motorcycle training; • additional mandatory gear for either new riders or all riders; • changes to the Safe Driver Recognition program for motorcyclists; • allowing motorcyclists to change their injury coverage. “Although many of these options deal specifically with motorcycles, we all share the road and that means we’re all responsible to help keep other road users safe,”

said Cartmell. “Motorcycles are smaller and can be harder to see than other vehicles, so drivers need to keep a special eye out for them, especially during the riding season.” There were also some changes SGI and the committee mutually agreed could be implemented without needing further public input since they are more administrative in nature. A list of these changes can be found online at www.sgi.sk.ca/ consultation. The options document will be available for public feedback until July 31, 2013. SGI will then prepare a report, based on all input gathered, to submit to government by fall.

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Another brief but powerful storm rolled through the Energy City in the late afternoon on July 19 leaving some areas of the city flooded and others with piles of hail making it look as though there was a late July snowfall.

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Corner 12th Avenue & 2nd Street

Fax: 306-634-6845

Pastor: Juanito Vargas Associate Pastor: Father Peter Nijssen MASSES: Saturday: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

St. Giles

Anglican Church Parish of Estevan 317-12th Avenue

Sunday Worship: 8:00 & 10:00 am September - May Children’s Sunday School: 10:00 am The Rev. Mark Osborne ALL ARE WELCOME! Church Office: 306-634-4113 www.estevananglican.com

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. Pastors: Danny Krauss & Joshua Lowe Phone: 306-634-3773 Cell: 306 471 8130

Come and Worship With Us

1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

Tim Pippus

Office: 306-634-3116 Sunday Services:

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

Free Clothing Outlet

First & Third Thursday of Each Month - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A Congregation of LUTHERAN CHURCH - CANADA

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Phone: 306-634-2190

CHURCH OF CHRIST

REAL REAL LIFE REAL REALPEOPLE PEOPLE REAL REALGOD GOD

100 Kin g St ree t Est evan , Sa sk (306) 63 4 -81 33 www.livinghope-ca.org

NOWus 2 Sunday to choose from Join at 10services AM for worship, 9:00 am and 11:00 am With coffee in between the Word and coffee after LIVE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION during the service. 11:00 am service the

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH Corner of 14th Avenue & 3rd Street Phone: 306-634-2885 – Fax: 306-636-2611

SUNDAY WORSHIP - 10 AM Coffee Fellowship Before Church

WELCOME!

MINISTER: REV. BRENNA NICKEL Email: stpaulsuc@sasktel.net Website: stpaulsestevan.ca

Trinity Lutheran Church E.L.C.I.C. 738 - 2nd Street, Estevan Church Office: 306-634-5684 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship after worship Pastor Stewart Miller ALL ARE WELCOME email: trinity.luth@sasktel.net • www.etlc.ca

THE SALVATION ARMY

Phone: 306-634-2074

ESTEVAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 1107 - 4th Street

Pastors: Lieuts. Brian & June Bobolo SUNDAY: 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

ALL WELCOME!

Church of God

Pursuing God Building Relationships Impacting Lives

1920 Wellock Road, Estevan • (306) 634-7955 www.estevancog.com Estevan Church of God

Senior Pastor: Geoff Thiessen 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship with Children’s Ministries & Nursery.

7:30 p.m. Fridays theGROVE Youth Ministries

Please call us or visit our website for more information about other ministries and events.


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Legal ORLOWSKI LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor

Stephen J. Orlowski, B.Ed., LL.B. 1215 - 5th Street, Estevan

Phone: 306-634-3353

Fax: 306-634-7714

orlowski.law@sasktel.net

Branch offices at: Arcola Redvers Carnduff Arcola Agencies Carlsen Bldg. Carnduff Agencies Bldg. Wednesday A.M. Wednesday P.M. Thursday P.M. Phone: 306-455-2277 Phone: 306-452-3377 Phone: 306-482-4077

Dental

BILLESBERGER LAW FIRM

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

1017 Third Street Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0R4

TROBERT LAW FIRM

Phone: (306) 637-3710

James F. Trobert

Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP

305 1133 4th St. Estevan SK S4A 0W6

Barristers & Solicitors Paul D. Elash, B.A., LL.B. Aaron Ludwig, B.Sc., LL.B.

Ph: 306-634-2616 Fax: 306-634-9881

Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

Financial Planning

Telephone: 306-634-3631 Fax: (306) 634-6901

Gainsborough: Carnduff: Thursday a.m. Thursday p.m. Phone: 306-685-2250 Phone: 306-482-3731

Roofing Ove ALL W We have yo r 10 ORK yea GUAR ur roofin rs e ANT g nee d xpe EED rien | FRE s “covere ce • E EST d!” Res IMAT ide ES ntia l

Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative

FINANCIAL

Manulife Securities Investments Services Inc. is a Member MFDA IPC.

Realty

RS C Sales Representative

www.century21.ca/ronisue.coulter

306.421.2512

B 306-634-1020 F 306-634-0088 C 306-421-3441

ronisue.coulter@century21.ca

• • • • • •

10% Discount For Seniors

RUBBER & TRACK SKID STEERS MINI TRACK HOES PORTA POTTIES MINI SKID STEER CAR HAULER TRAILER FLAT DECK TRAILERS • 5500lb TELEHANDLER • DOOSAN LOADER

FRESH WATER AVAILABLE FOR FRAC WATER, DRILLING RIG, ETC.

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Dwight Thompson

Sales Representative Cell: 306-421-7516 dwight.thompson@century21.ca

Pongo Holdings Ltd.

306-421-9576 or 306-421-2244

31/2 miles South of Estevan on Hwy 47 (35 of 1 of 8, West of the 2nd)

For information on booking your ad Call 634-2654 or email: adsalesestevanmercury.ca

Buying or Selling A Vehicle?

The Mercury Classifieds will get you on the road!

Dustin Hall - Owner/Funeral Director Allan Styre - Funeral Director Jeff Sully - Funeral Director 1506 4th Street, Estevan (306) 634-8233 12 Warren Street, Redvers (306) 452-6020 www.hallfuneralservices.ca

Optometrist

Phone 306-634-2654 Today!

Dr. Sarah Sliva, Optometrist 4 - 102 Souris Ave, Estevan, SK

Phone: (306) 636-2020 www.southeasteyecare.ca

Health & Mobility Aids LIFT CHAIRS WALKERS, ELECTRIC BEDS AND MUCH MORE

Trailblazer Scooter

OPEN THURS: 12:00 - 8:00 CALL: 306-483-2430 TOLL FREE: 1-800-472-5063

• 13 in. Black Tires • Full Suspension Suite 329 - 12th Ave, Estevan • Deluxe Light Package (1st door South of CIBC, formerly • 1.2 HP @ 8 MPH Sun Life Bldg) • Power Seat or Lge. Batteries

Insured and WCB Covered

FOR RENT

REALTOR

Roni Sue Coulter

TNT ROOFING

Equipment Rental

Border Real Estate Service

Funeral Directors

1312 - 4th Street, Estevan

“In the business of creating , enhancing and insuring client’s net worth”

403B 9th Avenue, Estevan, SK S4A 2V4 PH: (306)634-7979 Toll Free: (877)779-0948 info@spectrafinancial.ca Insurance Offered Through Spectra Financial

Toll Free: 1-855-848-0112 info@smilesonsouris.ca www.smilesonsouris.com

Branch Offices:

LAMPMAN: Fridays • R.M. Building • 306-487-2880 MIDALE: Tuesdays • 233 Main Street • 306-458-2277

Estevan Wicklow Centre

Reynold Bert Certified Financial Planner

Dr. Greg Konotopetz

Fax: (306) 637-3719

B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor

Insurance & Investments Services

7 Souris Avenue Weyburn, SK 306-848-0112

Cabinetry Let us create beautiful, custommade cabinetry for every room in your home. Choose your style, color and the perfect finishing touches. Our quality products and service are guaranteed.

Box 234 Hamiota, MB R0M 0T0 Phone# 204-764-2591 Fax# 204-764-2172 www.hatfieldcustomcabinets.com


www.estevanmercury.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Send resume: Attn: Shawn Fax: 306-634-8007 Email: shawn.southland@sasktel.net

is looking for individuals for the following positions

• Bed truck operator • Picker operator • Swampers Clean drivers abstract and class 1A license required

Applicants can email resume to amtopmhotshot@live.ca or call (306) 471-7275 or (306) 471-9228

Cooks Tower Cafe is looking for 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

Now Hiring Local firm looking to fill the following positions for work in and near Estevan: • Employee and/or contract battery operator - must have all valid safety tickets, clean driver’s abstract and a minimum of 2 years field experience. If providing own truck, must be able to provide valid WCB and auto insurance coverage. • Part-time office assistant - proficient in all aspects of an office environment. Please reply in confidence to SEOperator@outlook.com We thank all for your interest but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Visit us on the web!! www.estevanmercury.ca

Full Time PermanenT PRODUCTION EVALUATOR SKILLS & ABILITIES • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel • Organization • Pleasant Telephone And Office Manner DUTIES • Filing • Data Entry • Grading Samples Of Products • Answering Phone and Interacting with Producers • Wage negotiable based on experience • Benefits • Company Matched RRSP

DISPATCHER Oil & Acid Division • Must have excellent organizational skills • 1A license required • Drug Screening required • Computer Knowledge preferred

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101 Supreme St. (Shand access road)

SERVICE RIG PERSONNEL Class 1A & 3A Preferred Above Industry Wages Benefits Packages Opportunity for Advancement Please email or fax resume to:

Email: sleibel@suncountrywellservicing.ca Fax 306 634 1200 • Cell 306 421 3418

WOOD COUNTRY is currently accepting resumes for the following positions at their Estevan location:

Truck Drivers

Full and part time positions available. Must possess a class 1A license with air endorsement and be capable of driving a tandem truck or single axle for deliveries. Weekends off. Company benefits available for both positions & salary based on experience and qualifications. Interested applicants can fax resume to Brian at Wood Country at 306-634-8441 or email resume to brianwoodcountry.estevan@sasktel.net No phone calls please.

Email or Fax Resume 306-634-0071 • vern.c@sonicoilfield.com

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Locator Assistant Wanted for outdoor work in the oilfield, combination of walking, standing and bending. Attention to detail, hand-eye coordination and willingness to learn are definite assets. H2S and First Aid/CPR required, employer willing to train. Apply by email or fax:

questlocators@sasktel.net

306-634-6493

Quest Line Locators Ltd. Canada

Hunting Titan (Canada)

Warehouse Supervisor A world-class manufacturer of Perforating Gun Systems, Wireline Hardware and Accessories, Shaped Charges, and Electronic Logging Tools for the oil and gas service sector. Hunting Canada, puts people at the center of everything we do - from protecting the safety and health of people and the environment to helping you succeed. The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible to supervise and coordinate the management of the Estevan warehouse for all product lines. Requirements are: • Familiar with all OH&S, DOT, and AFT applicable regulations as well as • Meet all applicable regulations in reference to handling hazardous material such as receiving, storing and delivery of explosives • Minimum 2 years of related experience and/or equivalent training Please email your resume in Word format to doug.ford@hunting-intl.com


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Estevan Mercury

COMPANY DRIVERS - REGINA, SK We Offer:

• Full-time and part-time positions • Highly competitive pay package • 100% company-paid health and dental benefits • Sign-on bonus available to new drivers

Job Requirements

• Valid Class 1 license • 2 year verifiable tractor trailer driving experience • Safe driving background — verified via driver’s abstract • Previous B-Train or heavy-hauling experience preferred

Major established earth moving company, is in need of Equipment Operators: 3 Dozer Operators 3 Scraper Operators 2 Grader Operators to run Caterpillar equipment at job sites near Estevan and surrounding area. Also looking for 3 Labourers

625 McDonald Street

Randy, Lawrence or Damon

Fax: 306-721-6750

jbarron@seaboardtransport.com

for general labour work, including but not limited to, culvert installation and sweeping floors.Hourly wages are dependent on experience. A Valid Driver’s License is an asset. Overtime is paid after 40 hours per week; an average work week is 60-70 hours. Passing a drug and alcohol test is required.

Apply with Resume to: Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. P.O. Box 190 Estevan, SK S4A 2A3 Or Fax to: 306-634-7822 Or Email to: careers@kpcl.sk.ca

Applied Industrial Technologies LP. a group of industrial distribution companies located throughout Canada, and we are currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of:

Customer Service Representative Estevan, Saskatchewan

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

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

Now hiring the following positions: Experienced Chem Van Operators and Crew Cabbers  Experienced Cement and Acid Operators  Journeyperson - Heavy Equipment Technician  Electronic Technician 

Applicant Requirements:  Self-motivated  Willing to work flexible hours  15 / 6 rotation  Safety-focused  Team oriented  Clean Class 1 Drivers abstract

• Providing service to branch customers and managing assigned product lines or customers. • Active involvement in company’s Quality Management process as evidenced by continuous improvement in processes directed toward reducing costs, increasing sales/gross profit and customer satisfaction. • Carries out policies and procedures as defined in the company policy manual. • Continuous development through reading, seminars and on the job training. • Provide a high level of customer service to branch customers including timely, accurate responses to inquiries. • Cross train to assist or fill in when fellow team-mates are absent or their workload volume is high • Work with distribution centre to expedite special requests as necessary • Engage in direct sales actives • Provide telephone support for outside sales force • Meet or exceed sales performance targets • Ensure accurate, timely order processing through the computerized order processing system • Maintain cooperative and productive inter-departmental relationships • Attend branch meetings as required • Take personal responsibility for and actively engage in product systems and skills training and development • Maintain highest regard for safety and housekeeping Prepared by the • Perform other similar or related duties as assigned by the branch manager or REP. HR ADWORKS supervisor. DESIGN Service Team

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications and attributes: • High School or equivalent • Related industry experience or 3-5 years industrial inside sales experience preferred • Bearing and power transmission experience is a definite asset • Proficient computer skills, experience with SAP is an asset • Sales and customer media Sectionservice experienced Insertion Date Ad Size • Mechanically inclined Estevan Mercury • Ability to work CAREERS July 24, 2013 3 col x 8.251 independently • Analytical and problem solving capability • Enthusiastic and exhibits a positive attitude and desire to succeed

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To apply for the above positions, in confidence, please email or fax your resume and a copy of a current drivers abstract. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

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

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A compAny on the move This is a remarkable time for global agriculture and for Richardson. Our industry is undergoing unprecedented change with increasing world demand, and our company is experiencing transformational growth. Richardson International is Canada’s largest, privately owned agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. We currently have opportunities at our estevan, SK Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre.

Repair & maintenance Lead This position contributes to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of grain handling and/or crop input facilities. Specific responsibilities include the repair and maintenance of high throughput grain handling and crop input facilities, utilizing both in-house and contract maintenance resources. The ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined with relevant maintenance experience; have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; be detail-oriented with demonstrated accuracy; possess excellent customer service skills; and a willingness to relocate. An agricultural background would be considered an asset.

Location Assistant Location Assistants contribute to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of a grain handling and/or crop input facility. Specific responsibilities include the storage and shipping of Western Canadian grains; operational support and assistance to location staff and customers; the operation of facility equipment and controls; and providing excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will possess proven communication and interpersonal skills; ambition and organizational skills; an orientation to accuracy and detail and excellent customer service skills. An agriculture background is an asset. Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities. Interested candidates should apply online by visiting www.richardson.ca to upload their cover letter and résumé before August 9, 2013.

Richardson values diversity in the workplace. Women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.


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CAREERS 13074DF00

Sales People Required Senchuk Ford is looking for a dynamic, upbeat person to join their sales team. Previous sales experience is not necessary, but is an asset. If you are outgoing, competitive, and enjoy working with people, this will be an excellent career for you. We offer: • A strong management team dedicated to help you succeed • Ongoing training that gives you an edge in the market • A positive work environment • Benefits package

If you’re not happy with your present work environment or would like a new challenge, we want to talk to you. Come by and see Randy or Rick. Bring your resume or e-mail it to randy@senchuk.com

118 Souris Ave. N., Estevan

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BulkBulk Ore Ore HaulHaul TruckTruck DriversDrivers Procon Mining & Tunnelling Ltd. (Procon) is a successful Canadian mining contractor with sites across Canada. We specialize in above-ground infrastructure, contract mining, civil tunneling and construction. Procon is currently seeking Bulk Ore Haul Truck Drivers to work a rotational schedule for one of their projects in Northern Saskatchewan. The successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

Class 1A Driver Responsibility is to load and move heavy equipment to various locations.

We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.

Please drop off resume at: 101 Jahn Street, Estevan or call:

Requirements: Mike Brasseur at 306-634-4554 or 306-461-8111 • Holds a valid Class 1 Driver’s Licence w/Air Endorsement; or • Has two (2) years’ of experience operating combination trailer units, or Brad Alberts at 306-634-4554 or 306-461-8153 Has over 150,000km on articulated trucks (semi-trailers) ; • Must be able to provide a clear drivers’ abstract with: -No more than two (2) moving violations in the past 12 months; and -No more than three (3) moving violations in the past 36 months. questions regarding this insertion order, • Will be required to take a Professional Development For Improvement please contact: Tim Runge Course (PDIC) if not current within the past two (2) years. Recruitment Advertising Responsibilities: Phone: 832-437-1477 Fax: 832-553-2599 • Haulage of Mine Rock between project sites using Tridem articulated trucks; reflecting IO number to: Patriot Advertising, Inc., Attn: Accounts Payable, mit invoices • Responsible for the inspection, operation, and control of equipment hurst, Suite 263, Katy,targets TX 77450 AND DAY AFTER to ensure production are achieved safelyTHE and efficiently while PUBLICATION FAX OR EMAIL proof of rtisement/tearsheets to: Fax: 832-553-2599 or tearsheets@patriotadvertising.com. meeting all legal requirements; • Oversee the condition of the vehicle, monitor vehicle performance and Chad assist in performing preventative maintenance as required; Account Rep: Tim Runge Mercury• Able to work independently, effectively alongsideSize: 2 x 6.5 crew members to help2013 create and maintain a strong team atmosphere Rate: to accomplish daily l/gr + GST July 24, $1.10 production targets.

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This full time opportunity comes with an excellent compensation and TRICAN WELL SERVICE LTD. is one of Canada’s benefit package. Those who are qualified are encouraged to submit fastest growing well service companies, providing a ents aretheir property Patriot Advertising Inc and are for via thee-mail use through Patriot Advertising Inc. exclusively. resumeof to the Procon Human Resources Department to comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment C erials may not be reproduced byfax any vendor or publication. Copyright 2009 Patriot Advertising Inc. jobs@procongroup.net or by at 604-291-8082.

MRC is the largest global distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products and services to the energy and industrial markets. Our customers businesses are capital intensive and their operating processes and environments are often extreme. These industries and conditions are demanding and require a supplier that understand the importance of safety, quality and reliable service. Since 1921, MRC has built our business to serve these customers. Our Estevan branch is actively seeking qualified individuals for the position of:

REGIONAL OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE Responsibilities: • Generate new business through analysis of assigned territory of Central and South Eastern Saskatchewan to identify new customers and market. • Grow existing accounts through execution of a proactive sales plan with initiatives to include focus on lost and declining business in existing customer base. • Meet or exceed gross margin targets while delivering superior customer service through • Investigate and resolve all customer complaints promptly. • Perform related administrative functions in accordance with MRC policies including quotes, order placement, delivery confirmation, processing changes and returns and responding to inquiries • Advocate and engage in safety initiatives. Qualifications: • Any combination of 2 or more years in customer service, sales and/or warehouse services • Knowledge of PVF materials an asset • Legally entitled to work in Canada and have the ability to be on call and travel as required • Previous outside sales experience is an asset • Valid Driver's license with the ability to meet MRC vehicle policy • Ability to communicate fluently in English and present information to customers MRC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should apply online at:

www.mrcglobal.com We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

and services utilized in drilling, completion, stimulation and reworking of oil and gas wells in the Canadian and International marketplace. At Trican, we base our recruitment practices on the belief that a company’s greatest asset is its people. Trican provides services in Fracturing, Cementing Acidizing, Coiled Tubing, Nitrogen and related services in our field bases ranging from Fort Nelson, British Columbia to Estevan, Saskatchewan.

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING: • CEMENT & FRAC OPERATORS • HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS/ 3RD YR. APPRENTICES Qualifications

• Valid Class 1 license • Safe driving skills: fewer than 6 demerit points on drivers abstract • Physical fit-heavy lifting required • Effective interpersonal skills (spoken and written communication) • High school graduate (preferred) How to apply: Preferred Apply Online: rfisk@trican.ca Fax: (306) 6736-2669 ONLY THOSE SELECTED WILL BE CONTACTED

HYDROVAC OPERATORS AND SWAMPERS • Offering excellent wages • Excellent benefit package available • Willing to train if necessary • Safety tickets an asset • Operators must possess class 3A driver’s license • Living accommodation available For more information call: Trevor at: 306-483-7777 or Kim at: 306-483-7722 Email resume to: extremeexcavating@hotmail.com or fax to: 306-483-2082

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Corrpro Canada Inc. is Canada’s largest corrosion engineering, cathodic protection, and corrosion monitoring business for the protection and preservation of infrastructure.

Field Labourer - Estevan, Saskatchewan Responsibilities: • Positions will start ASAP and continue for 4 months; possibility of permanent employment afterwards is available • Primarily responsible for field survey work around SK • Take readings in the field using surveying equipment Qualifications: • 6 months of outdoor field labourer experience • Must be able to travel, including significant overnight travel out of town on a regular basis • Must be able to work a significant amount of overtime • Must be able to successfully complete a preemployment drug and physical test We offer competitive compensation & an excellent benefit package. To apply, visit www.corrpro.com/careers or email to: jobs@corrpro.ca

Days Inn, Estevan is looking for

3 Room Attendants/ Housekeepers for permanent full time, employment. Completion of Secondary School is preferred but willing to train. Applicant must have a flexible schedule & be willing to work late evenings & weekends. Position is 40 hours per week with the possibility of overtime.

Duties to include: • sweep, mop, wash, wax and polish floors • dust furniture and vacuum carpet, area rugs, drapery, etc. • make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries • attend to guests’ requests for extra supplies • stock linen closet and supplies area • clean, disinfect and polish kitchen and bathroom fixtures and appliances • wash windows, walls and ceilings • report and store lost and found items • may provide basic information on facilities • may handle complaints Salary $13.50 Can./hour

Fax resume to (306)634-8733

1305 - 9th St. Estevan


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