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November 13, 2013

WEDNESDAY

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They gave it their best shot. Now it’s out of their hands. Thursday was the final opportunity for Estevan’s bid committee for the 2016 Saskatchewan Games to make their case, and they crammed in every last detail. In a site visit that lasted more than six hours, the selection committee saw nine proposed venues, including the athletes village, media centre and site of the opening and closing ceremonies. They also found time for lunch. “It went better than I anticipated, by far,” said Estevan co-chair Brian Senchuk. “I was very happy with all our board members and how they approached it professionally and just said the right things and spoke from the heart. It was really nice to see. The weather was perfect.” Although the tour was supposed to be over by 3 p.m., the selection committee asked to see the archery grounds and the canoe/kayak venue at Boundary Dam, which meant it didn’t wrap up until about 4:30 p.m. “We were confident in our bid, and they gave us even more confidence in how good we did,” Senchuk said. The day began with a lengthy tour of the Estevan Comprehensive School, the proposed site of the athletes village as well as the track, tennis,

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basketball and volleyball venues, and Senchuk said the time was well spent. “They were very, very impressed with our school and our students. That was a very big impression. As far as our athletes village is concerned, it’s an A-1 facility for that. “With the exception of being late for dinner, everything was very good. I even learned a lot about our facilities myself. Every place we went to was a highlight. It was awesome.” The selection committee had visited Melfort on Tuesday and Humboldt on Wednesday, and wrapped up their evaluations in Swift Current on Friday. The people behind Estevan’s bid can only wait for the next week or two to see whether they get the Games. And while the competition is stiff, Senchuk said he’s proud of the job the committee did in staking their claim. “Obviously, they have four very good applications, and they’re all deserving. Their decision isn’t going to be an easy one. “We did the best we could. I don’t think we have any questions about what we put together. I think we’re very happy with what we did, and we did everything possible to make Estevan the site of the 2016 Summer Games. We’re very satisfied.”

Istace stepping down from city council City council will have a vacancy in the near future. In an interview Tuesday, Councillor Chris Istace told The Mercury that he and his family will be moving to the Vancouver Island community of Chemainus later this year. Istace said the decision to step down from council, which he will do at the end of 2013, was a difficult one. “I absolutely enjoyed (being on council) but we all have to look out for ourselves and our families,” he said. “I feel a little disappointed in not being able to complete the mission I was on to better the community, but at the same time I think I had the impact I wanted and saw a few things come to fruition that I wanted to do.” Currently in his second term on council, Istace was first elected in 2009. He re-

ceived the most votes among the six successful candidates in that election and was again given a strong mandate in October 2012 when he received 2,061 votes — second among the incumbent councillors and third overall. Istace has been among the vocal members of council and was a strong proponent of the City’s new recycling program. He has also been an advocate for leisure activities and has pushed for more pathways and green spaces in Estevan. Istace said he was proud to bring a different perspective to council during his two terms. “At the time when I first came on, I brought a younger perspective on how we approach our outdoor spaces, green spaces, facilities. The point of view of what people might want to see (for young

Chris Istace families). “Recycling, pushing that non-stop and not changing my view on how to accomplish it. I was really happy to see that part of it. From a business owner and economic side of things, just to see the City constantly work to a point where we are open and willing to work with business and developers and make it a place where it is easy to do business and replace any previous stigma or preconceived notions.”

Along with his work on council and involvement in the business community, Istace was also an active member of the Estevan Rotary and served as president of the Trackside Motocross Park. Once he officially steps down, the City will be forced to hold a by-election as the next civic election is not scheduled until 2016. Under provincial bylaws, the only way a community can avoid a by-election is if a seat becomes vacant in the same year that the election takes place. Istace said that although the City currently has some challenges ahead of it, most notably a significant amount of debt, he feels things are moving in the right direction. “It’s always a critical time, there is always something going on. But the other

members of council that are here and I am extremely impressed and actually taken aback by the great job that (Mayor Roy Ludwig) has done. “We have done a lot of work over the last while to get the right management in place. From a fiscal standpoint, (treasurer) Jeff Ward is a blessing and is providing council with the answers we needed, and he is giving the public the openness and the transparency they want. Everything is out there and we are all educated now together. Next year is going to be tough and money-wise I don’t think we are going to be able to do a whole lot. It’s a tough road ahead, but there is a strong, confident council that knows that road is there and is excited to take on that challenge. There is a great team there.”

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Firearms seized at North Portal An American man found himself in hot water after he attempted to transport a number of firearms into Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency announced that on Oct. 31 officers seized five handguns, an AR-15 assault rifle, and seven overcapacity magazines from a traveller. Joel David Pennington Jr., was charged with two counts under the Customs Act. He was detained and appeared in court Nov. 6 in Regina, where he plead guilty to both counts and was sentenced to time served. According to an article in the Regina Leader-Post, the Crown called for a six-month sentence but Judge Dennis Fenwick went with the defence’s recommendation of time served. Pennington will also have to pay a $6,500 civil seizure penalty. The article noted that Pennginton, a 49-year-old from Tennessee, was in the process of moving to Alaska with his wife. During the search at the border, Pennington declared some of his long guns but hid the fact he had several other weapons, magazines and ammunition. In a press release, Brent Patten, Assistant Regional Director General for the CBSA, Prairie Region commended the officers in North Portal for preventing the weapons from entering Canada. “We will not compromise the integrity of our borders and the safety of our communities; we cannot risk these falling into the wrong hands,” he said. The CBSA also advised travellers that they are required to declare all goods they are bringing into Canada, including any firearms and weapons in their possession. Failure to declare goods, including firearms, and other Customs Act contraventions may lead to prosecution in a court of law. Would you be supportive of a community garden in Estevan? Which story do you care less about?

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An American was sentenced to time served following an arrest at the North Portal Port of Entry when he attempted to bring handguns and an assault rifle with him into Canada.

EPS arrests three in drug sting The Estevan Police Service’s ongoing battle against the drug trade has resulted in a number of arrests. The EPS announced over the weekend that on Thursday their Serious Crimes Unit, along with the RCMP Integrated Organized Crime South Border Enforcement Team, made arrests after a four-month-long joint investigation. I n J u l y, p o l i c e a r r e s t e d a 23-year-old B.C. man for trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. A warrant was also executed and cocaine and

property obtained by the proceeds of crime were seized in the search. The investigation continued and last week three more men from B.C. were arrested in the city. The release noted that police conducted two search warrants, one on a condo unit in the northeast area of the city where a substantial amount of cash and other evidence was located and seized. The other search warrant was executed on a local hotel room also located on the northeast side of the City. Officers seized approximately

$20,000 worth of cocaine and another substantial amount of cash. Police are continuing to investigate this group and charges relating to trafficking, conspiracy to traffic, possession of proceeds of crime, and participation in a criminal organization are all being considered. Overall, nearly $40,000 worth of cocaine and other drugs have been seized along with a large amount of cash. The release added that further arrests may come as the investigation continues into the organization.

Public school boundaries tweaked The board of education for the South East Cornerstone Public School Division has completed a comprehensive review of school attendance boundaries and has made alterations to some boundary areas that will come into effect at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. The changes were deemed necessary in some areas to help maintain program viability of existing schools. There were only two

boundary tweaks within the city of Estevan regarding the four public elementary schools with two of the school catchment areas remaining unchanged. A slight adjustment was made to the attendance boundaries of Hillcrest School (increase) and Spruce Ridge (a slight change but no actual expansion). In nearby area schools, there was a slight modification to the southeast sector in the Lampman School attendance area and at Weldon

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Community gathers for traditional Remembrance Day Service The traditional Remembrance Day Service staged in the Estevan Comprehensive School’s cafetorium and courtyard once again attracted several hundred citizens who observed this day of solemn tribute with members of the Estevan Branch No. 60 of the Royal Canadian Legion. They were met with a cool, crisp sunlit day for the event that took about an hour and a half, beginning at 10:45, and included the always poignant minute of silence at 11 a.m. to commemorate the ending of the First World War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 95 years ago. That historical moment has been observed ever since, first known as Armistice Day and later as the Remembrance Day as we know it now. The service included not only the respectful order of service, but also an audio/ video tribute to local veterans and later a wreath-laying ceremony, which took the dignitaries and the public into the school’s courtyard where a temporary cenotaph had been placed. The cafetorium included not only the Canadian and Legion colours but also the eternal flame with Legion representative Sherin Dukart laying the wreath of honour after Estevan Legion President Troy LeBlanc

had read all the names on the roll of honour. Pastor Geoff Thiessen, a member of the supplementary reserve forces provided invocation and prayer of exhortation and Kyle Whitehead played Last Post and PPCLI Army Cadet Pipe Cpl. Rochelle GuertinSchmidt played Amazing Grace and was joined by drum major Jordan Gervais to lead the group of PPCLI and No. 30 WylieMitchell Air Cadet Squadron members who carried out the colour party duties. The army and air cadet squadrons also provided the cenotaph service honour guards with Flt. Cpl. Shawn Bissonnette and Cpl. Tierleigh Dinsmore performing those duties for the air cadets while Master Cpl. Griffin Boivin and Lance Cpl. Catherine Kroeker did likewise for the army cadets. An assembly of ECS music educators and students lent their musical talents to the occasion as well as their brass band that led the hymns of service. Another tradition was also observed when Legion member Ken Clarke delivered the poem In Flanders Field. At the cenotaph, many service clubs and other organizations were accompanied by cadets as Thiessen read out the names and the organizations that were participating.

The wreaths of remembrance were placed in front of the temporary cenotaph in the ECS courtyard while honour guards from the PPCLI Army and Wylie-Mitchell Air Cadets stood in silent tribute.

Joe Gervais laid a wreath on behalf of the veterans and was joined by an air cadet.

Cpls. Chris Bayerle (left) and Geoff Thiessen pay tribute to the fallen at the cenotaph services in the ECS courtyard.

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City projects to be completed in spring With winter knocking on the door, the City of Estevan will soon be forced to put a couple of its larger projects on hold until the spring. Mayor Roy Ludwig said neither the parking lot of the Estevan Leisure Centre or the Wellock Road extension will be completed before the current construction season ends. He noted that in both cases, crews will go as long as the weather permits and any outstanding work will be completed in the spring. When asked specifically about the parking lot, Ludwig admitted the job has taken much longer than they would have liked. “We’ll leave it in the position where it will be passable and usable,” he said. “We have the one lift (of asphalt) to do in some areas and some curbing to put in and the first layer to put in others. “I know we have talked about this far too long, and I can say at this time that come spring we will get it finished, finally, and I know that we will all be happy to see that.” Though it has not garnered anywhere near the same amount of attention as the leisure centre parking lot, the extension of Wellock Road is a significant bit of work for the City. The extension will eventually allow Wellock to run from Highway 47 to Sister Roddy Road but, more importantly it will serve as the main feeder street for the new neighbourhood that has been proposed by Essex

Development. It will also be the feeder street for the City’s new development, which currently goes by the name of Parcel F. Ludwig said there will be a gravel surface to drive on throughout the winter and they will complete the project in the spring. He added the lack of a finished road will not impede Essex as they begin servicing their land on the north side of Wellock. “The Essex sanitary sewer main that they need for their development will probably be tendered within the next month or so,” Ludwig said. “That will go through that process and most of the waterline hookups that we had to complete along Wellock have been done so it will just be the finished roadway that we have to complete.” Parcel F, which is located on land the City purchased from St. Joseph’s Hospital, is located south of Wellock Road. Ludwig noted there are 21 lots in Parcel F but said they are not ready for sale at this time. Asked if having to push the completion of these projects to 2014 will set the City further back, Ludwig said they had anticipated this possibility and planned accordingly. “We will not be doing as much work as maybe we had previously planned. We will be looking at finishing Highway 47 south but as far as any other large projects, we won’t be looking at those at this juncture.”

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Work on the Estevan Leisure Centre parking lot will not be completed in 2013. Mayor Roy Ludwig said crews will ensure that it’s usable over the winter months and any remaining work will be completed in the spring.

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Estevan’s real estate market is receiving a wealth of new developments in the north and south areas of the city, along with this condo building, which will also include a strip mall on Kensington Avenue.

Some price drop could be coming Those looking to make moves into the Estevan real estate market may find some relief in the coming months and years as prices begin to correct after increasing quickly and without restraint for the last several years. New development within the city is coming with speed adding accommodations to the desaturated area. Last year, new condo buildings sprung up at Petterson Point, while more houses and multi-residential construction is ongoing in the northwest area of the city with the Dominion Heights subdivision. There is also the development of a modular home park at the south end of the city called The Ridge that will introduce another 440 housing units. That development will allow homeowners to buy the land and home and feature a condo fee to manage garbage pick up and snow removal. The real estate market was been inflated in recent years as the region has been booming with job opportunities and struggling to keep up with the growth of the last several years. With new residential developments being introduced to Estevan, there is some expectation that those looking to purchase property may see some relief from the high prices on the horizon. The influx of accommodation can be expected to “correct” the elevated prices seen in the city’s real estate, said realtors in the Energy City. “We’re swaying in a direction to the centre. When prices go up that fast, there has to be a correction at some point, and that’s what we’re seeing right now,” said Lynn Chipley of Century 21 Real Estate. “The demand was there, and they couldn’t get enough product into the market. Well, they’ve caught up now.” The new developments will also create a greater variety for people coming to Estevan or looking for a change of residence. With houses becoming more affordable, more options when it comes to condo ownership and the freeing up of rental space, the choice will be a welcome

change for those looking at their housing options. “What (people) can expect, certainly in the near future — it’s not there yet because a lot of this is still under construction — is a lot more variety in terms of what they have to choose from without having to spend half a million dollars,” said Chipley. Whether it’s in the modular park or a condo or townhouse, Chipley said the most noticeable change in the Estevan market will be the variety available. “I think it makes buyers feel better. They aren’t getting pushed into any one situation. What it will also do, I think, is free up a lot in the rental market. There will be more openings in the rental market. Overall, it should just make for a more balanced market. We’re already seeing that.” Chipley added that a balanced market that is fair for both buyers and sellers is optimal and good for everyone. Better Homes and Gardens realtor Josh LeBlanc said an influx of housing units into the community will help the businesses in Estevan attract new employees and keep others. “I think that this is going to help us attract a lot more families to Estevan and help out a lot of the local employers to secure jobs. We’ll finally be able to meet the demand in the city,” added LeBlanc. “There’s a huge need for housing in the city. We’ve had a lot of people who have turned down jobs because of the lack of housing that’s in the community,” said LeBlanc. He doesn’t expect a major change to the prices but said there could be a minor drop in market. “In terms of the effect (more accommodations) will have on the overall market, I can’t foresee it having a large effect in terms of pricing for (already established) homes. The best way to put it is you’ll see a correction in the market. The supply will start to meet the demand a little bit more,” he said. “Any real estate market is supplyand-demand based. What you’re going

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If you weren’t at the cenotaph Did you take a moment to pause and silently reflect on November 11? If you remembered to do that, around 11 a.m., that was even better. If you muttered a little prayer of remembrance under your breath, better yet. We just hope you didn’t let the day pass without some kind of inner reflection on what this Remembrance Day thing was all about. We hope this happened because we all need to remind ourselves that war and its aftermath is ugly. Cities and countrysides that have been settings for combat bear scars decades later and just like the scars on a body, they don’t go away. Our veterans of all wars and conflicts return home scarred, some don’t return at all. We defy anyone with any degree of intelligence to come away unscathed emotionally after watching a person beside you die suddenly, especially if that someone was a friend and ally. Canadian men and women have served selflessly in theatres of war, not just in Europe during the two Great Wars, but also in Korea, Bosnia, Rwanda, Afghanistan and all the conflicts in between. In every instance, the price has been significant, including the 160 Canadians who were lost in active duty in the most recent battles in Afghanistan. Those who served with them and those who served in the First and Second World Wars and in Bosnia will be quick to let us know that these are not war games, they are the real deals. These are not video exercises where one can take a break to fetch sandwiches or sleep. These are conflicts, not fought on couches, but in blistering heat and cold with dreadful repercussions. There are no pause buttons to regroup and plan a strategy. There are no comfort zones, but rather hours of boredom preceding hours of intense life or death activities where losing does not mean a reboot but rather a casket. So we hope that on Monday you paused and took a moment to think of what it takes sometimes to defend democracy. We get to vote, travel, work, play and learn where and when we want and need to, thanks to our armed services personnel who most of us didn’t really know, but whose acts of bravery and kindness made what we have, possible. These people were not the made-up heroes. They were the genuine thing. We hope you said thanks to them on November 11.

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On the day leading up to Remembrance Day I started thinking again, of the young men, and yes, a few women who provided the ultimate sacrifice in the name of democracy, time and time again. These were people who were done, obviously well before their careers were even allowed to launch. Most were in their teens or early 20s or at most, in their 30s. What other talents did they have that the world was cheated of due to their early demise? It seems our two World Wars, and all those fought since, managed to bring out the very worst in many and sometimes the very best in terms of heroic deeds or ingenius innovations and inventions for the war cause. Those thoughts led me down another reflective path. There have been thousands of talented people who, for one reason or another, were done too soon. Too often, especially in the world of entertainment, it was a self-destructive world they were in that cheated us of their talents. For others, it was simply an evil twist of fate. Take, for example, hockey’s greatest, Bobby Orr, done at the age of 28 due to crippling knee injuries. Anyone who is even a casual hockey fan I am sure has, at one time or another, wondered what if, in Orr’s case. At least

Norm Park All Things Considered he’s not gone too soon. He’s still contributing to our world. It’s just that he had to pack up his on-ice talents too soon. I was listening to a Janis Joplin song on Sunday, and, again, thought “how tragic.” She went way too soon, through self destruction, as did Amy Winehouse and Elvis. Who wouldn’t have appreciated a Winehouse duet with Adele or K.D. Lang or some other combo thereof? Wouldn’t guitar players love to hear what Jimi Hendrix could have done teamed up with Iron Maiden? Or would that have ever happened? We’ll never know, but it’s interesting to speculate. Could John, Paul and George have weaved more magic with Ringo in a re-united mode in 2013? Alas, we don’t know and never will. There are all kinds of what ifs in our world. So I suppose my message this week, dear diary, is if you have a bucket list, you might as well get on with it. If you have a desire to travel then do it. I understand

party members have eagerly taken their cue from Harper. But when such conflicts occur in politics, it’s helpful to have a long-term perspective. The first long-term perspective is that every governing party makes the media its scapegoat. To the delight of the party faithful, former NDP premier Roy Romanow went to great lengths to trash the media at annual Saskatchewan NDP conventions. It’s also helpful to remember that people get involved in politics because they have a commitment and passion accompanying their beliefs. Of course, they will never be totally objective or even rational about perceived criticism from the media and others. Of course, they will often feel under siege. But it’s helpful to understand what the Conservative party base, many of whom were old Reformers, were once so passionate about. It’s here where one feels a bit sorry for them during this Senate mess. A quarter century ago, Reformers like Preston Manning, Deborah Gray and Elwin Hermanson were talking to everyone who would listen about how the West wanted in. And the key to getting in was an equal, effective and elected Senate. This was the passion of Reformers. It was not necessarily an easy sell, because it flew in the face of Brian Mulroney’s mainstream Progressive Conservatives who were rather content with the status quo. This was also, supposedly, the passion of a young political advisor to Manning by the name of Stephen Harper. Their opportunity came with the demise of Mulroney’s Progressive Conservatives. From places like rural Saskatchewan, the Reform rose to Official Oppo-

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there are physical and financial constraints, and reality prevents a lot of us living out most of our dreams. If the grand safari or climbing Everest is just not in the books for you anymore, please, enjoy the scaled-back model. Commune with a coyote or wolf if you can’t get to the tiger, rhino or cheetah. Visit the Rockies and do a little climbing and enjoy the view without being burdened with oxygen masks and having to hire sherpas. Let the park guard be your sherpa. Enjoy the moments you have available. Those of us who live in Estevan have the opportunity for international travel every week if we so desire. After all, a jaunt to Noonan or Crosby qualifies as an international exchange, doesn’t it? We take little things like that for granted. Several years ago we had friends from central Sask. visit us who had saved up U.S. money when they saw how close we lived to the U.S. border and we were quite happy to take them “across the line,” for an international exchange afternoon during a break in the ball tournament they were attending here. So it’s all relative folks. Do it before your knees do a Bobby Orr on you.

sition … albeit with little hope that this regional party could ever form a federal government on its own. But new hope for their ideals did come a decade ago with the merger of Reformers and old Progressive Conservatives into the new Conservative Party that contained the values of both. The new Conservatives gained power and dismantled the hated long-gun registry and the Canadian Wheat Board. However, when it came to Senate reform, Harper seemed to abandon his old values. Harper did not support provincial Senate elections, even though governments like Premier Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party passed legislation to do so. Instead, Harper appointed more Senators than any other previous Canadian prime minister, including Wallin, Duffy and Brazeau, whose appointments seemed to have more to do with their ability to fundraise than anything else. This wasn’t exactly the “values” of either the old Reformers or Progressive Conservatives. That Harper’s own handpicked chief of staff Nigel Wright was forced to resign after covering the expenses of Duffy says much about both the abandonment of those values and how close this Senate mess is to Harper, himself. So here we are today, with Wall and others moving legislation last week to support abolishing the Senate rather than attempting to reform it. The dreams of old Reformers of a better confederation through an equal, effective and elected Senate now seem to be in tatters. Notwithstanding the misplaced anger at the media that old Reformers-turned-Conservatives have, it’s hard not to feel sorry for them.

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November 13, 2013 A7

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Gov’t strengthens traffic laws The provincial government is taking another step to combat the problem of drunk driving in Saskatchewan. Following the release of the report from the Special Committee on Traffic Safety, the government announced last week that it is moving forward immediately on more than half of the recommendations made. The action plan includes tougher penalties for drinking and driving, expanded photo radar for speed control, and increasing awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Highlights include: • Implementing zero drug and alcohol tolerance for all drivers under 19 years of age, and for all drivers in the Graduated Driver’s Licencing (GDL) program and Motorcycle GDL program; • Immediate 60-day roadside licence suspension and three-day vehicle impoundment with any Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) under .08 for drivers under 19 years of age, and all drivers in any GDL program; • Immediate licence suspension up to court disposition and a 30-day roadside

vehicle impoundment for a first offence for all drivers with a BAC of .08 to .15, or those who refuse a test; • Introducing mandatory ignition interlock for high BAC offenders; • Implementing a two-year photo radar pilot project at high-risk locations and in school zones; • Increasing financial penalties for drivers caught going more than 35 km/h over the speed limit; and • Making booster seats mandatory for children under the age of seven, and less than 145 cm (4’9”) in height and 36 kg (80 lbs) in weight. “Last year in the province, 184 people were killed on our roads and highways,” Minister responsible for SGI Donna Harpauer said. “This traffic safety action plan aims to address this issue, as well as other traffic safety concerns, with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries on Saskatchewan roads. We are hopeful these initiatives will have an immediate impact on driving behaviour, so we can all benefit from improved traffic safety in the province.”

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The Editor: The Nov. 7 Bring the Games to Estevan tour was an overwhelming success. On behalf of the Estevan 2016 Sask. Summer Games committee, we would like to thank the following people: Mayor Ludwig, Estevan City Council, Estevan Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Cornerstone School Division, Holy Family Roman Catholic School Division, our elected government officials and the Estevan business leaders. Your support has gone beyond our expectations and paved the road for us to present a professional bid to the Saskatchewan Games Council. The business community and residents of Estevan — thank you for your encouragement and support. It is greatly appreciated and was noticed by the Site Selection Committee. Thank you Curtis Hack and the ECS Iron Chefs for preparing our luncheon. And thanks to the student athletes who spoke during the luncheon. The students, members of the SRC, and the staff of Estevan Comprehensive School; your support was tremendous and started our tour day off with a bang! You all rocked and there is no question school and community spirit is alive and thriving in our youth. A special thank you to the 2016 Estevan Summer Games Bid Committee and all of our sport representatives for their awesome job and for your dedication during the past several months! We gave the Saskatchewan Games Selection Committee every reason to select Estevan. You guys were perfect it is a privilege being associated with all of you. Everyone and everything was better than anticipated. The school participation was second to none, the weather was awesome, dinner support was great (sorry for being so late), people’s words were so right; our sports reps were more than outstanding representatives. We know that we left a lasting impression on our guests. Estevan is our home and we are all proud of what our great city has to offer. In 2016, given the opportunity, let’s energize and unite the city and show the rest of Saskatchewan how things are done! Congratulations on a job well done.


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Students take action following We Day Twenty-four Hillcrest students from Grade 6 to 8 went to Saskatoon for the We Day conference on Nov. 6. They were among the roughly 15,000 other students who took in the messages and learned a little about what they can do to affect change in their communities. The conference seeks to motivate students and encourage young people to make a difference in their cities and towns. The students all created action plans in order to earn their spot at We Day. Now they are back from the conference, the students can put those plans into action, and each plan has taken a life of its own for the individual students. For Grade 8 student Brenna Lawrence, it was her second trip to the conference after attending last year’s event. “It felt different, almost better,” said Lawrence in regards to her second trip to the conference. After the last year’s conference students took part in We Are Silent, with students taking a vow of silence for the day to support various causes. “I was silent, and I

A group of Hillcrest students from Grade 6 to 8 attended the We Day conference in Saskatoon last week, which encourages youth to take action in their communities and make a difference in the world. (Submitted photo) raised money for clean drinking water for life,” said Lawrence, who raised $900 for Free the Children, which was distributed to clean drinking water projects that organization works on. Last year, Hillcrest school raised funds to provide clean drinking water for life to 27 people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to that necessary resource. After this year’s con-

ference, Grade 6 student Skylar Vicary was particularly intrigued by hearing stories of people going to impoverished regions in order to help build schools. “I was just glad to know that people were helping them,” he said. Grade 7 student Ethan Kazakoff said the We Day experience was “amazing” and that he was inspired by students helping build schools as well.

He also enjoyed the talk given by Spencer West, a man who was born without legs. “It must have been challenging for him, going on without legs,” said Kazakoff, about West, who walked from Calgary to Edmonton on his hands and also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Catherine Billesburger, the Hillcrest teacher who kept the students organized

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Students get taste of workplace Estevan’s workforce was infused with nearly 200 new workers for one day last week. Grade 9 students at the Estevan Comprehensive School participated in the annual Take Your Kid to Work Day on Nov. 6, and 187 high school freshmen went to observe a common workday in businesses all over the city. Students observed a day in the life at health centres, pharmacies, car dealerships and in the oilpatch, among the many workplaces that welcomed students. The ECS organizer of the day was Patricia Fergusson, and she said the day away from school and in the workplace of their parents is often an eye-opening experience for students. “They’ve been at school for a number of years now but don’t necessarily have a good grasp of what their parents do. They might have somewhat of a distorted concept of what a workday is like, some of the pressures,” said Fergusson. “It’s a chance to explore — even though they may know what their parent does — the training and education that other people have and how those roles interplay on the other.” With work placements for every student this year, Fergusson said she was very thankful to all the parents and local businesses that accepted the pupils for the day. In some situations, there was work that needed to be done and legal papers signed in order to bring the student into the workplace. “Some students will have to have signed confidentiality forms, too. They’re not necessarily allowed to participate in every aspect of the job. It takes more than just that parent. Sometimes the co-workers take over for a period of time, if it’s something that deals with privacy. It’s a real employer-team effort,” she said of the day. She said students ask good questions, giving employees an opportunity to engage with them and explain why things are done a certain way. She noted some students also had to dress in certain ways to meet the dress code, and that shows what is expected of employees of some positions. What employees are expected to do is something that is an important part of the day. “What are the expectations of the employees? Some students worked a nightshift. Students got to experience all kinds of conditions,” added Fergusson.

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Cecile Lachapelle, one of the co-ordinators of the recent Estevan Bump and Baby Expo delivered a cheque in the amount of $2,600, representing the profits from the Expo to Becky Conly, executive director of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation with the funds being directed toward the purchase of a neonatal oxygen mixer for the maternity ward. The two were joined by little one Jordan Seeman for the presentation.

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Curator to encourage community ownership of EAGM The new curator at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum wants to help foster an artistic community that is open to all. Ali King hails from England’s London, and spent time in Gothenburg, Sweden before working the last two years in Winnipeg. Living in London, King worked at Sotheby’s, the British Museum and a contemporary commercial art gallery. “I have an art history background,” she said regarding her bachelor ’s degree in visual culture. She then pursued a master’s degree in museum studies, which she completed in Sweden. “I was interested in museums, so I went to Gothenburg for that. As part of that course I had to do a practicum in a museum or gallery, so I ended up coming to the Winnipeg Art Gallery and I just sort of stayed for a year working for them.” Now at the EAGM, King will be in charge of the programming, which is set a couple of years in advance. Amber Andersen has been the acting director/curator at the EAGM for the last couple of years and will continue as the gallery’s director. King will be involved in curating the exhibits. “I will be developing my own programming, but I will be dealing with the programming that Amber has already established.” Having come from larger institutions, King commented on how the role of curator may differ in a small community gallery like the one in Es-

tevan. “There are benefits and disadvantages. The bigger the institution you’re in, the more focused your job is. The good thing about being here is that I can be more involved in marketing and programming as well as exhibition making,” she said. “I feel like an art institution should really take a less holistic approach to itself. Its exhibitions should be produced in conjunction with education, and we should be considering all of those aspects when we make things.” That’s something that she thinks will come naturally at the EAGM. She said the roles often overlap with she and Andersen acting as curator and director, respectively, along with Karly Garnier overseeing education. “We’re really, sort of, bleeding into one another. I think that’s a real positive aspect (of the small gallery). And because it’s a small community, I hope it will be fairly easy to connect with people here. I hope that we can be an approachable space for people to come in.” Upcoming at the EAGM on Nov. 28 are a pair of community shows, the Estevan Arts Council’s Adjudicated Art Show, and the EAGM’s member show, which features submissions from the community that runs until midDecember. King will be curating the community art show, her first in Estevan. She is hoping that show will act as a good introduction to the local art scene. “I feel, because it’s

Asbestos registry now passed into law The provincial government has proclaimed The Public Health (Howard’s Law) Amendment Act which makes the web-based Saskatchewan Asbestos Registry (SAR) mandatory for crown corporations, school districts, health regions and facilities and provincial government buildings. The mandatory registry was created due to the efforts of Howard Willems, who passed away a year ago after being diagnosed with cancer as a result of inhaling asbestos fibers. “It is fitting that we honour Mr. Willems, who passed away one year ago tomorrow, with the proclamation of this bill,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “This registry would not have been possible without the passionate advocacy of Mr. Willems.” To construct an effective registry, the government held consultations over the summer regarding asbestos and the requirements for the registry. “This registry will improve the health, safety and well being of our workers and their families,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan said. “In addition to the registry, publications that address the safe removal and handling of asbestos are

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a small institution, I can do a little bit more than just making exhibitions,” said King. “I really want to connect with the community here and get to know what people like. I really want to reach out to anyone who is making any kind of visual art or craft in the community. I really want to meet with them and encourage more attendance at the gallery.” She said part of her job will be raising the EAGM’s profile in the community, a task that management is always grappling with. She is hoping to ask what people want from their gallery and what they want to see inside the main viewing rooms. “We’re very open. It’s a community space, and we want people to take some ownership of this space.” King said the gallery is looking to open up to groups who are looking to learn a new crafting skill or hone their artistic outlets. “We do workshops, but we’re always looking to see what we can expand with those,” she said. “We want to activate the space and have people enjoying it.”

Ali King is the new curator at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum. Beginning last week, the London, England native most recently worked at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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Lots available in Hitchcock development A local group has cast its gaze towards Hitchcock for a new housing development. Meadowlark Properties has a number of lots available for sale on the eastern outskirts of the hamlet. Estevan resident Terry Keating, who is working with his sons Trevor and Tim on the project, says they currently have nine lots for sale in Hitchcock. Keating said there were a number of elements that made Hitchcock appealing to his group, most notably the proximity to Estevan. “The lots have good visual frontage,” Keating said in an interview Thursday. “They are nice lots; they are huge; they back onto mature trees; and they are priced reasonably.” According to information on their website meadowlarkproperties.ca, the fully serviced lots are an average of four acres, each. Purchasers will have the option of subdividing two acres which will provide future investment potential. Keating said they also have architectural standards to maintain a high level of quality in the development. He noted that included among the standards, each home must be a minimum of 1,200-square feet with double attached garages. “They are fully serviced and ready to go. Water, sewer, natural gas, power, street lights,” said Keating, who noted he and his sons have been working on the project since 2008. “It’s been a long, arduous task, so I am hoping that they sell and we develop more. That’s the direction we would like to go.” If the project is successful, Phase 2 will see seven more four-acre lots available for sale.

Meadowlark Properties of Estevan has nine lots for sale on the southeast corner of Hitchcock.

Government announces immigrant changes Minister responsible for Immigration Bill Boyd announced last week that the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program will be undergoing improvements following consultations with a wide range of stakeholders this summer. “Over the last several months, we have been reviewing the feedback we received during the consultation process and, based on this feedback, we will be introducing improvements to the SINP on January 2, 2014,” Boyd said. “I am pleased with the outcome of the consultations, and I think the changes make the program more responsive to employers and nominees while at the same time

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more effectively supporting the needs of Saskatchewan’s labour market and communities.” These program improvements will be applied to an expanded program in 2014 as the federal government announced last week that Saskatchewan’s nominee allocation will increase to 4,725 next year, up from 4,450 in 2013. To increase the program responsiveness and ensure that the program continues to have successful outcomes, the SINP will consolidate nine categories into three main categories with new eligibility requirements: the International Skilled Worker Category, the Saskatchewan Experience Category, and the Entrepreneur and Farm Category. These changes also align with Canada’s focus on immigration that supports economic growth. The federal government has indicated its desire for all provincial nominee programs to focus on economic requirements. The Family Referral Category will be combined with the Skilled Worker Category to create the new International Skilled Workers Category. The International Skilled Worker Category will have a focus on attracting

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Chamber champions

The Estevan Chamber of Commerce recognized the winners of the chamber’s pumpkin carving contest. From left, Laura Lausen represented Envision Counselling and Support Centre, which received the business award; Jill Sehn, who won in the 11 to 15-year-old category; Noah Kuchinka, who won the 10-and-under category; and the chamber’s Becky Howie, who handed out the awards last Friday.

Bomb threat at school leads to speedy arrest When the Estevan Police Service (EPS) received a report of a bomb threat coming from the Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) on Nov. 7, they immediately launched an investigation along with the teachers and the EPS school resource officer. The quick response led them to an immediate identification of an 18-year-old male who was quickly apprehended by police and charged with mischief and breaching the conditions of a probation order. Due to the expediency of the investigation and quick apprehension of the suspect, an evacuation of the school was not deemed necessary, and classroom routines were not interrupted as a result of the incident. The man who has been charged now has an early December court date. Earlier in the week, a report of a male intruder peek-

Conference attracts local delegates A mini-conference designed to assist ovarian cancer survivors is being held in Regina in early December. Mary Antonenko, a survivor and spokeswoman for the local chapter of ovarian Cancer Canada, said the event will be staged at the Doubletree Inn (formerly the Regina Inn) on Broad Street in Regina Dec. 6 and 7. The conference is for the survivors, their family members and friends wanting to know more about subjects such as hereditary links between breast and ovarian cancer, genetic testing and practical coping skills. The first session begins at noon on Dec. 6 and the conference wraps up with a final session at noon on Dec. 7 in the newly renovated hotel. Registration is limited to 100 delegates, and the deadline for registration is Nov. 22, said Antonenko. There is a small registration fee involved and those wishing to sign in are instructed to contact Wendy McDermid, the awareness co-ordinator for Ovarian Cancer Canada at 306789-9566 or e-mail her at wmcdermid@ovariancanada.org The committee noted that there may be some limited funds made available for anyone who might require some financial assistance to attend the conference.

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ing into windows of residences on the north side of the city, led to some policing action by members of the EPS on Nov. 5. The suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival, but the matter remains under active investigation. EPS members served as mediators in a dispute regarding two neighbours on Nov. 5. The matter was resolved with police assistance, and no further action was required. A routine traffic stop led to one person being charged with impaired driving and driving while his blood-alcohol level was above .08 per cent. The driver now has a scheduled court date. EPS members responded to a RID (Report Impaired Drivers) call on the night of Nov. 8 regarding a possible impaired driver on the city’s west side. Police located the

Cremation Burials Only at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery The Souris Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery near Estevan is currently without a local caretaker, so beginning December 1, 2013 only cremation burials will be conducted. We sincerely apologize for any difficulty this may cause. Please speak to your funeral services provider to discuss burial options. We hope to have this matter resolved by spring 2014. For additional information, please contact: Larry Wilson, the cemetery’s Managing Administrator, at 306-787-5712 or the Saskatchewan Registrar of Cemeteries at 306-787-2952

vehicle and arrested a 37-year-old Estevan woman who was subsequently charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. She has a December court date. An Ontario man was also arrested for impaired driving and driving while over .08 that same evening. He too now has a December courtroom date scheduled. Another RID call was handled by police on Nov. 9. The caller informed police of a possible impaired driver on the highway entering the city. Sometime later in the evening the suspect’s vehicle was located parked at a local lounge in the city so police maintained a surveillance of the vehicle and observed it leaving the establishment later that night. A 43-year-old Estevan man was arrested for impaired driving and driving while over .08 and will appear in court in December.

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Sask. Games visit packed to the brim Estevan goes 90 minutes over time limit with selection committee As it turned out, four hours wasn’t enough time. Not even close. With members of the selection committee asking to see venues that weren’t on the original tour schedule, Estevan’s final pitch for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games wrapped up around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. “We were very careful in asking them about going over (the 3 p.m. time limit) and they were insistent on seeing everything,” said bid co-chair Brian Senchuk. “When it comes down to it, it’s something that’s not going to harm us. In fact, it was encouraging that they wanted to see everything and spend the time that they did.” Thursday’s visit was the third of four, with fellow finalist Swift Current getting their day to shine on Friday. The day began with a rousing welcome at Estevan Comprehensive School, with the school’s band and cheerleaders, along with other students, turning out on the school grounds to welcome the Saskatchewan Games Council and selection committee at 10 a.m. “It was smiles from ear to ear for all the committee,” said Larry Lafrentz, one of three voters on the selection committee. “I think they were really, really pleased to see the young people involved and knowing that the bid is coming from the community, but they are a major part of it as well. I think that message really came back to the committee when they saw all the young people out front enthused to be there. “What we’ve seen so far is a really energized school, and a school that has left a very good impression.” The high spirits continued with a pep rally inside the school. After taking some time to review Estevan’s bid document, the selection committee embarked on a tour of the school-which would serve as the athletes village-given by teacher Josh LeBlanc. LeBlanc and other members of the bid committee spent more than an hour guiding the Games Council through the school, ex-

plaining the plans for boys and girls dorms and how each area of the school would be used during the Summer Games. At the end of the tour, he stressed to the selection committee that “brand-new schools don’t have the amount of space that ECS has.” Lafrentz, an Estevan native and former executive director of the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association, was impressed with the facility. “Estevan is blessed to have a building like that with the amounts of space that you have available. What they’ve shown us in their plan, their vision for hosting as an athletes village, is very, very good. The nice thing about it is they have lots of options to host the athletes accommodation-wise, take care of food and medical and transportation, all of those things, the building is very, very good on that.” From there, the group stopped by the site of the future track and field facility at ECS, where the selection committee was told it would be built by 2015. Lafrentz said building a new track is an example of the legacy they hope each Games will leave behind. “Understand that the Saskatchewan Games is really a stepping stone for athletes that will go on to compete at higher levels. More important for the Saskatchewan Games movement and for sport in Saskatchewan is to have those types of facilities available in more places than Regina and Saskatoon and Prince Albert, which are our major centres.” The next stop was the Pleasantdale softball diamonds, where volunteers shared the improvements in store for the proposed feature diamond for the Games. Albeit 40 minutes late, lunch was held at the Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute, where Mayor Roy Ludwig, MP Ed Komarnicki (through video message) and Ray Frehlick, who was heavily involved with the 1980 Summer Games in Estevan, all spoke. Guests also heard from four local

Students at ECS held a pep rally Thursday morning to welcome members of the 2016 Saskatchewan Games selection committee. From left, Larry Lafrentz (voter), Roberta Patterson (voter), Donna Johnson-Genest (voter), Susan Schneider (Games Council executive director), Lorne Lasuita (provincial Games consultant), Brian Smith (Estevan co-chair), Brian Senchuk (Estevan co-chair) and Mayor Roy Ludwig. athletes who competed in the 2012 Games in Meadow Lake. “The young man that spoke about wanting to have an increase in the number of people in their club, that’s exactly what we look at as a bid committee, what the legacy’s going to be from the Games, whether it’s through volunteers or through facilities, because it helps the sports’ development,” Lafrentz said following the meal. Venues visited in the afternoon included the Cactus Park baseball and soccer facilities, the outdoor archery grounds, the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club, Boundary Dam, the RM of Estevan Aquatic Centre, and Affinity Place, the proposed site of the opening and closing ceremonies. The day wrapped up there with a meeting, as the selection committee explained the timeline for awarding the Games. Lafrentz said he was impressed with the support Estevan showed during the visit and that “evaluating the enthusiasm” is part of the process. It helped that members of the bid com-

mittee and Games Council travelled around the city in a bus provided by Extreeeme Limousine. “The seating and the way it was arranged that we could mingle and talk amongst each other was very valuable,” Senchuk said. “There were a lot of small conversations that happened on the bus that gave them information that may not have come out, so that was very important. Also, the personalities of everyone were shown that they were genuine people.” The 2016 Games are expected to be awarded within two weeks. “We’ve been evaluating as we visit each location. At the completion of our tour, we will take what we’ve evaluated at each individual site, make a master template, and then we will again meet to review all four in their entirety, and there will be some discussions about things that are right, things that need to be looked at, and some recommendations,” said Lafrentz. “The three of us will then make a recommendation to the Saskatchewan Games council.”

Bittman becomes national champion with Thunder They won, and now they will walk together forever. Estevan’s Michael Bittman and the Regina Thunder captured the first national title in franchise history on Saturday, defeating the Vancouver Island Raiders 55-26 in the Canadian Junior Football League championship game in Regina. Bittman is a starting defensive lineman for the Thunder, who were playing in the national championship for the first time in their 14 years of existence. “It’s huge for the Thunder. Ever since I’ve been part of the Thunder, our goals have been to beat the (Saskatoon) Hilltops and play in a national championship,” said the third-year lineman. The first goal was achieved last month when the Thunder defeated the

rival Hilltops to win the Prairie Football Crown and advance to the national championship. Bittman said it was special to see former Thunder teammates and former head coach Erwin Klempner on hand to witness the victory. “It’s really great to see guys who were so involved and part of the team come out and celebrate.” Bittman’s football career began in Estevan with the high school Elecs, and although he was a standout for them, he said it never even occurred to him that he could be where he is now. “Honestly, when you start out, you’re at a time where you have your longterm goals, which is always to play at the next level. It just wasn’t something I ever looked at when I was in high school. I didn’t even know

what a national championship was when I was playing with the Elecs, or that I’d have a chance to do it three years after graduating.” A dominant first half was the key for Regina, as they took a commanding 28-6 lead at the half. Quarterback Asher Hastings tied the Canadian Bowl record with five touchdowns in the game. Bittman said it was no surprise that the Thunder’s offence was rolling on all cylinders, as they looked strong in practice the previous two weeks. “From the defensive perspective, when you don’t have to win or lose the game and your offence can keep moving the ball and scoring, it’s a nice break for the D.” He added that the Thunder focused on shutting down the run game.

“We didn’t underestimate them at all. We thought it’d be a close game. We knew they were a young, fast team, very similar to us. “They’re more of a fast run team. We’re known as one of the better secondary defensive groups in the league. Not a whole lot of teams have a lot of success passing against our defence, which brings them down to the run, and we knew all week if we could stop them on the run, we’d be successful.” Bittman said the national championship is the kind of memory that will stick with him the rest of his life. “How cool is that going to be when we have kids down the road and the Regina Thunder are on TV, and you can look at them and say I was on the first team that ever did that?”

Estevan’s Michael Bittman of the Regina Thunder tries to break a block during Saturday’s national title win over the Vancouver Island Raiders. (Submitted photo)

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Bruins lose in Weyburn, beat Hounds The CanElson Drilling Estevan Bruins snapped a seven-game point streak on Monday in Weyburn, losing 4-1 in their first meeting this season against the Red Wings. They had beaten the Notre Dame Hounds 4-2 in Wilcox on Saturday, their sixth win in seven games. The Bruins (9-6-2-1) are in third place in the Viterra Division and fourth in the SJHL. Estevan had plenty of power play opportunities on Monday, including a four-minute advantage with a lengthy 5-on-3 to start the third period, but they went just 1-for-10 with the man advantage. “It would’ve been totally different (had we taken advantage),” said Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood. “You have to work hard on the power play and outwork your opponents and when you lose the battles, it makes it hard to succeed on the power play, and that’s what happened to us.” F o r m e r R e d Wi n g Austin Roesslein scored the Bruins’ lone goal, coming at 14:36 of the first period on a power play. That gave them a 1-0 lead after one. Ty McLean tied it for the Wings eight minutes into the second, and Ryan Cooper scored to put them ahead with less than two minutes to play in the period. The Bruins were still in it until, with less than six minutes left, Kyle Ole-

niuk and Brian Farkas scored 20 seconds apart on power plays. Newly acquired defenceman Tanner Clark had taken hooking and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties to put Weyburn on an extended power play. “Those are the ones that kill you, when you take undisciplined penalties. The boys rally around you when it’s the hard, physical ones, but when you’re taking selfish ones, it’s a little harder to kill them off,” Lewgood said. “We just didn’t come to play. In the SJHL, there’s so much parity that if you take a day off, you’re probably going to lose and that was our fate.” The Wings outshot the Bruins 36-32, with Matt Gibney in goal for Estevan and Rylan Parenteau in net for Weyburn. The Bruins had points in seven straight games before the Weyburn loss, and Lewgood stressed that it was one bad game, not “a series of bad events.” On Saturday, the Bruins took the lead early and never let it go against the Hounds, a former division rival. “The boys worked hard. I thought for the most part the effort was there. It took us a bit to get organized on the big ice,” Lewgood said. Lynnden Pastachak opened the scoring just shy of the 10-minute mark of the first period. Hudson Morrison

Tanner Froese goes to his backhand moments before putting the puck behind Battlefords North Stars goalie Darren Martin during a shootout in a recent game. (Photo by Josh Lewis) added to the lead six minutes into the second on a power play. Hounds forward Devin McGonigal got his team in the game at 10:15 of the period, but Austin Daae’s ninth goal of the year on a power play less than two minutes later put the Bruins ahead by two. Spencer Trapp scored at the 16:25 mark with another power play marker to get the Hounds within a goal after 40 minutes. Wyatt Garagan’s tally halfway through the third made it 4-2. The Hounds outshot the Bruins 30-23. “I felt we had a lot of quality chances,” said Lewgood. “We were able

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Prokop new Bruins president The Estevan Bruins have a president again. Cory Prokop agreed to take on the role at an executive meeting on Nov. 6. Prokop had previously served as the team’s treasurer and was re-elected to a two-year term at the annual general meeting last month. The position had been vacant since Jeff Pierson decided not to re-offer for the presidency at the AGM. Chad Saxon will remain as the club’s vice-president and governor, while Brant Kersey will take over as treasurer. The vacant position on the sevenmember executive has also been filled. Former assistant coach and current director of player personnel Cole Zahn is joining the board. Zahn will also serve as alternate governor. Pierson will remain involved with the organization, as the executive approved a

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TS&M Bruins beat Bandits, blanked by Storm Cole Fonstad scored four goals, including a natural hat trick, to lead the Estevan TS&M Bruins to a 6-3 win over the Saskatoon Bandits on Saturday. The victory came one night after the Bruins were shut out 6-0 by the Prairie Storm. Both games were played at Affinity Place. The Bruins (5-3-2) sit in fifth place in the South Division of the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League. On Saturday, the Bruins fell behind 3-1 halfway through the game but scored five unanswered goals to capture the two points. Goals by Trent Keewatin and Kaden Boser put the Bandits ahead 2-0 halfway through the first period. Fonstad scored his first of the night less than three minutes later. The Bandits restored their two-goal lead 13 minutes into the second period on a goal by Rylan Nivon, but that was all for them. Josh Skjonsby scored for

Estevan 51 seconds later, and Fonstad tied the game 49 seconds after that, making it 3-3 after two periods. Fonstad completed the hat trick less than four minutes into the third period and scored his fourth on a power play halfway through the frame. Hayden Cutler added another insurance marker at the 12:06 mark. Jeremy Dumaine backstopped the Bruins to the win. Friday’s game wasn’t nearly as kind to the Bruins, as they were held off the scoresheet. Colum McGauley opened the scoring for the Storm less than six minutes into the game, and Devan Harrison scored a power play marker at the 12:30 point to put the visitors ahead 2-0 after one. Tyson Manz potted another power play goal four minutes into the second, followed by an Austen Flaman tally less than three minutes later. Taylor Schmidt’s first of two

TS&M Bruins captain Josh Skjonsby fires a pass cross-ice as a Prairie Storm defenceman looks on during Friday’s 6-0 loss. goals on the day at 10:50 of the period made it 5-0 for the Storm. Schmidt scored again with nine minutes left in the third. Ethan Veroba started the

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They host the Regina Pat Blues on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and the North East Wolfpack on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Both games are at Affinity Place.

No provincials for Estevan volleyball teams A nine-year streak is over for the Estevan Comprehensive School senior boys volleyball team. The Elecs lost to the Swift Current Colts in straight sets in a must-win game at regionals on Saturday, meaning they will not advance to provincials for the first time in a decade. The Elecs started well, finishing first in their roundrobin pool with a 3-0 record, but it all fell apart with consecutive losses to Weyburn and Swift Current. After getting a bye to the semifinals, the Elecs lost in three sets to Weyburn, but all was not lost. With Weyburn hosting provincials this year, they have an automatic berth, so the bronze medal game at regionals determined the second southern representative. That game was a rematch of Friday’s win over the Colts, which Elecs head coach Nathan Johnson called “our best match of the season.” But the Elecs lost in two sets the second time around, ending their season. “It was a disappointing way to end the season after setting ourselves up nicely with a first-place finish in pool play,” Johnson said. Central would go on to beat Weyburn in the final to

win their second straight south regional title. In round-robin action, the Elecs started by beating Yorkton Regional in straight sets on Friday. They then defeated Swift Current 26-24, 25-15, in what Johnson called the peak of the weekend. The Elecs then beat Vanier in their final round-robin match. The ECS senior girls, meanwhile, didn’t make it out of their pool after going 0-3. They lost 25-16, 25-20 to the Weyburn Eagles in their first game on Friday, then had their tightest game of

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Panthers tie Drillers, lose to Storm Had it not been for two last-minute goals, the Estevan PowerTech Panthers would have had three of four points on the weekend. Instead, they had to settle for one. The Weyburn Drillers scored with 0.4 seconds left to pull into a 3-3 tie on Saturday, and the next day, the Prairie Storm scored with 59 seconds left to beat the Panthers 4-3. On Saturday, Haley Ronyk scored what appeared to be the game winner with 26 seconds left, tucking in a rebound at the side of the net, only for Weyburn’s Twylla Tendler to tie it half a second before the buzzer. The Panthers had taken a 2-0 lead after the first period. Cheyenne Grant scored first on a power play less than nine minutes in, and

Jenna Grube added to the lead at 17:48. Estevan outshot Weyburn 11-2 in the first period and 31-24 overall. Josee Casavant got the Drillers on the board midway through the second period and Beth Ann Goudy tied it at 17:40 on a shot from the top of the left circle. Litesha Spittal made 21 saves for the Panthers. On Sunday, Ronyk and Brooklyn Dukart scored four minutes apart late in the third period to pull the Panthers into a tie, only for Gina Mullen to win it with a minute left. The Storm led 1-0 after the first period on a Sami Jo Henry goal at 15:16. Grube knotted the score four minutes into the second period, but goals by

Cassidy Siebert fires a shot at Weyburn Drillers goalie Kim Kary during the second period of Saturday’s 3-3 tie. Madison Holowachuk and Mickenzie Bostock a minute apart made it 3-1 after 40 minutes. Brianna Cote stopped 18 of 22 shots in the Panthers’ crease.

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Taylor Dukart and Teanna Sieben each scored twice and Megan LeBlanc had a three-point night as the Estevan Power Dodge Chargers defeated the Regina Cougars 6-2 on Sunday. The win extended the Chargers’ record to 6-0-1, tops in the South Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s bantam A division. Dukart opened the scoring six minutes into the game and Sieben scored seven minutes later to give the Chargers a 2-0 lead after the first period. Rachele Huber got the Cougars on the board barely a minute into the second, but Dukart and Araya Wheeler would pot goals less than three minutes apart later in the frame to make it 4-1 Estevan. The Cougars got within two early in the third on a Hailey Duthie marker, but Sieben got that one back 83 seconds later and LeBlanc added more insurance with under nine minutes to go. Ashlyn Taillon was in goal for the win.

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Apex Bruins go 1-2 at tournament After winning the Kelly Dmyterko Memorial Tournament in 2010 and 2011 and losing the A final last year, the Estevan Apex Bruins fell short of those heights this time around. The midget AA club posted a 1-2 record at the Prince Albert tournament on the weekend, finishing third in their pool and missing the playoffs. In their first game on Friday night, the Bruins fell 6-2 to the Winnipeg Warriors. The Bruins got goals from Kyle Salaway and Dylan Lay in a span of 54 seconds midway through the second period to tie the game 2-2, but Winnipeg would score four unanswered goals from there. The Warriors got goals from Riley Gibbons and

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It was an emotional night for the Bienfait Coalers in their season opener on Saturday, as they honoured the late Garry Hammett, a long-time supporter, with a memorial opening puck drop before the game. Hammett’s son Chris was one of four goal scorers for the Coalers in a 5-3 victory over the Arcola-Kisbey Combines in Bienfait. Kyle Garagan (2), Brennan Wrigley and Riley Tetreault also scored for the Coalers, while Cody Cugnet, Troy Miller and Cody Grimes replied for the Combines. Jackson Walliser was in goal for Bienfait. Tanner Erickson took the loss in net for Arcola. That was one of four games on the opening weekend of the Big Six Hockey League regular season. The Midale Mustangs doubled up the Wawota Flyers on Friday in Midale. Kurtis Peterson led the Mustangs with a five-point night, including a hat trick, while Ian McKenzie, Lucas Stubel and Tyler Hoium added singles. Kelly Currie scored all three Wawota goals. Meanwhile, the Oxbow Huskies and Carnduff Red Devils played a home-andhome series, with the Huskies winning by scores of 9-3 and 3-2. Former Estevan Bruins winger Calder Neufeld led the Huskies with three goals and three assists in the two games. There are three games on the slate this Friday. Bienfait is in Wawota, Redvers is in Carnduff and Arcola is in Oxbow. The Mustangs visit the Rockets on Sunday, while Redvers is at Arcola on Tuesday.

Eight members of the Estevan Sharks water polo program played for various teams at the Sask. Open tournament on the weekend. The event included teams from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and B.C. In the girls 12-andunder division, there were two Saskatchewan teams. Charlotte Andrist, Taeghen Hack and Alia Burlock all played with the Sask. 1 team, which defeated Sask. 2 by a score of 11-3 in the semis before beating Edmonton 10-9 in the final. Burlock scored the winning goal with a few seconds left in the game, completing a late comeback after the team had trailed 7-5 earlier in the fourth quarter. The Sask. 2 team, which included Josie Andrist, Mikayla Hack and

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coffee row, it was a moment to smile. Durant proved his supporters, and more importantly his coaches, right. In the big picture, it had to be even more vindicating for Rider head coach Corey Chamblin. The wolves were lining up outside his door, ready to pounce if Saskatchewan didn’t pull this game out (notice Rider GM Brendan Taman was given a contract extension in the spring, however Chamblin was not). The wolves’ howls had been getting louder, spurred on by the Riders’ 3-6 record in the second half. I hate those damn wolves.   They are not easily sat-

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It was shades of an earlier time in Durant’s career, when his rushing ability made the Saskatchewan offence a three-pronged threat: the receivers, the running backs, and the quarterback coming out of the backfield. The Lions, who led 17-16 at halftime and 25-16 going into the fourth quarter, could not account for Durant as he romped through massive amounts of green space when the game was on the line. And, as I woke up the day after the game to write this piece, it came with a tremendous sense of liberation. For those of us who staunchly defend Durant, from being on the radio to

that lies ahead of them, which is the chance to play for the Grey Cup in their own stadium in less than two weeks. “We love being the underdog!” Durant smiled, referring to the West Final. “Special thanks to Rider Nation. I love you guys. I can’t even explain it.  We have the best fans in the world and I appreciate everything.” With that, perhaps the critics and the wolves, who are dogged and determined and never seem to go away, will in fact go away at least until next season. And we are left to see if Durant can indeed finish the job and take his team back to the Cup. For daily Rider news, follow Rod on Twitter at @ sportscage. Get into the Cage weekdays 4-6:30 p.m. on 620 CKRM Regina.

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Chamblin said. “In football, each game will be different. By B.C. doing what they did, it will allow us to go forth and know how to stay tough.” That’s right. This thing is far from over and although beating B.C. was a massive hump to get over, it only sets the Riders up for a showdown in Calgary against their most hated rival with a trip to the Grey Cup on the line. The Stampeders beat the Riders two out of three times in the regular season, including a 29-25 outing at McMahon Stadium in Game 17. “Everything goes out the window in the playoffs; stats, whatever,“ Chamblin continued.  “They’ll have some new things for us so we’ll have to be ready. They’ll be a different team.” Chamblin’s Riders are salivating at the opportunity

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isfied. Tossing them a win or two in the regular season is like tossing them a steak which they promptly devour, and just as quickly come back for more. But this wasn’t just any win. It was massive. The Rider coaching staff had to do some fancy tap-dancing in this one because as Chamblin put it after the game, B.C. came with an excellent game plan. They did exactly the opposite of their regular season tendencies on offence and defence and it took the Riders almost the whole game to figure it out. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay moved the ball at will for much of the opening 45 minutes while the B.C. defence clamped down on the Riders in the red zone, forcing six field goal attempts. “It takes four quarters,”

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The song “How Do You Like Me Now?” by country star Toby Keith blared through the speakers at Mosaic Stadium early Sunday evening, immediately after the Saskatchewan Roughriders had fought back to beat the B.C. Lions 29-25 in the 2013 CFL Western Semifinal. The song aptly paralleled the thoughts of Rider quarterback Darian Durant who took the team on his broad shoulders and willed them to victory on an absolutely frigid November day. Maybe it was more so his legs than his shoulders. The eight-year veteran Rider rushed for 97 yards, including 76 in the fourth quarter, to help Saskatchewan complete the comeback and advance to the West Final in Calgary on Sunday. “My teammates call my legs the ‘tree trunks,’” Durant laughed on CKRM radio after the game. “I guess it was about time I used them!”

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Westview pays tribute with thoughtful service of remembrance Students at Westview School conducted a meaningful and thoughtful Remembrance Day service in their gymnasium on Nov. 8 that featured the appearance of guest speaker Geoff Thiessen, a local pastor who is also a corporal in the Canadian supplemental reserve forces, who delivered a simple message of what it takes to be a hero. “If you stop and help someone, you’re a hero,” he said, referring to Canadian military personnel who do just that at home and abroad. “You are a hero whatever you do, if you help someone and you care about someone. That’s what true soldiers do. They help,” Thiessen said. Prior to the delivery of his speech, that included in-

teraction with the students, the Westview pupils heard words of introduction by emcees Tayler Olver and Khrystal Montebon as well as a prayer of remembrance delivered by Jenae Peterson. The junior and senior choirs joined voices for a musical number, and the Grade 5 class recited the poem In Flanders Fields. Three original poems of remembrance by senior students Tyvan Caudle, Keeli Fuhr and Kristina Williams followed and then there was a wreath laying ceremony performed by Grade 1 students Dominic Stovin and Ciara MurphyOlver and Grade 2 students Angelina Gervais and Brady Wasacase. Parker Pearson provided the trumpet expertise for The Last Post that was

followed by a minute of silence. Between the opening and closing, the students sang O’Canada and God Save the Queen. “I am really impressed with the way these students responded, the respect they showed and the talent they have with their artwork and activities,” said Thiessen who had told the students earlier that even as a youngster, he knew he wanted to be a soldier and that he had pursued that dream as a young man, first joining the Canadian Air Cadet movement and then the Canadian forces as a 17-year-old. He served 11 years on active duty in Canada as well as overseas as part of the military police before turning to a career as a pastor and a military reservist.

Westview School student and Wylie-Mitchell Air Cadet Cole McCaskill welcomed guest speaker Cpl. Geoff Thiessen to the school for the Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 8.

Westview senior students Tayler Olver (left) and Khrystal Montebon, were the emcees for the school’s Remembrance Day Service.

Former Estevanite releases latest long poem book Dennis Cooley, a former Estevanite, who is a Canadian literature professor at the University of Manitoba, has just released his 19th book of poetry, a long poem entitled the stones. Cooley has been a key figure in Winnipeg’s literary community for over 30 years and has influenced countless writers and readers over his career. The stones, features numerous references and even draws material from Cooley’s early days in Estevan. The stones also fea-

tures Cooley’s wit as well as wisdom as he stretches his prairie eye across the ocean to cathedrals and monuments in Europe and even connects curling rinks to places rich in historical significance. Reviewer and author Fred Wah, noted that Cooley’s poetic meditation on stones is an expansive collage of locating the self in the diaspora of mythology, history, geography and literature. “Because this is a long poem (the stones consists of 132 pages) of contemplating, Colley’s locus mundi

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Congratulations and best wishes to Lorne and Dorothy Sovdi of Outram who celebrated 50 years of married life together. They were married Nov. 9, 1963. Happy Anniversary and may God give you many more years of happiness. A very pretty wedding took place on Oct. 26, at Bandon, Manitoba, when Cindy Mantei and Jeremy Lamy were united in marriage. Cindy is the daughter of Karie Mantei and the late Allen Mantei. Jeremy is the son of Alfred Lamy and Jo-Anne Lalonde. Among those attending the wedding were the

families of the late Carl Mantei, Donald and Faye Mantei and families, and Roy and Marg Mantei from High River, Alberta. Helen Blondheim from Creston, British Columbia and Lorna Fiest from Estevan, also attended. Many members of the Lalonde family from Estevan, and elsewhere were also present. Ray Tarnes, formerly of Estevan, was one of the groomsmen. The Mantei family also visited at the wedding with their sister Bunny Steidle from Winnipeg and her daughter, Doreen Steidle from Ottawa. Doreen is a retired Canadian ambassador. Gift opening was held at the home of Cindy’s sister Bobbi (Nick) Peters and family at Brandon. A good time, and lots of visiting was enjoyed

by all who attended. Happy birthday to Rebecca Duncan who celebrated her ninth birthday on Nov. 3, and to Rachel Duncan who celebrated her fifth birthday on Nov. 7. Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Rose Malaryk who passed away on Oct. 29. Rose was born southwest of Torquay. Her son Terry (Kim) Malaryk and family live at Torquay. She had five other sons. I had the pleasure of spending time with Rose when we shared a room at the hospital. Rose will be missed by all who knew her. Please take time to remember our veterans who went to war so that we may live in peace.

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North Portal report Betty Baniulis Correspondent

Bridge was held at Margaret Baniulis’ home on Nov. 3 with two tables. The high honours went to Bette MacDonald while Linda Baker was second high. Doug and Cheryl Fair with their son Dustin Fair of Regina and Kelly from Estevan drove to Camrose, Alta. to visit daughter Chelsea and her husband Curtis Bergstrom and their two children on the weekend of Nov. 2, returning

home on Sunday. North Portal’s Remembrance Day Service was held at the United Church at 10:45 a.m. with President Andrew Pukas welcoming everyone. The proclamation was read by Shaun Briscoe and the poem In Flanders Field was recited by Emily Calhoun. The message of remembrance was delivered by Rev. Brenna Nickel. The laying of the wreaths ceremony was led by Greg Skoczylas. Lunch was served after the service in the hall.

Gov’t expands Saskatchewanderer program Agriculture For the last three summers, one lucky student has journeyed across Saskatchewan, experiencing everything from kiteboarding to stand-up paddleboarding, from Saskatchewan Fashion Week to the Ness Creek music festival. Past wanderers have canoed northern Saskatchewan rivers and ridden horses through Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. One past wanderer met The Sheepdogs. The Ministries of Parks, Culture and Sport, Agriculture, Economy and Tourism Saskatchewan announced last week that the government wants the next Saskatchewanderer to travel the province all year long to discover not only what makes Saskatchewan a great place to play in the summertime, but what makes the province a great place to live, work and play all year round. This expanded Sas-

katchewanderer position is a pilot project and is a partnership between the three ministries and the Crown corporation. The Saskatchewanderer will shoot and edit YouTube video blogs, write blogs for the Wanderer’s website, and upload content to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the enhanced mandate in mind. “Saskatchewan is growing,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said. “Our population is the highest it has ever been and our economy is thriving. That’s why it’s the perfect time to have the Saskatchewanderer, a well-recognized provincial ambassador, show off Saskatchewan to not only potential visitors, but potential residents. People are choosing to do more than visit Saskatchewan; they’re choosing to stay.”

“Agriculture is an important piece of Saskatchewan’s identity and key to our continued growth,” Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said. “It provides opportunities for young people in many different careers, many not traditionally associated with agriculture. Being a part of the Saskatchewanderer program is an opportunity for the agriculture industry to be seen for what it really is — a progressive, vibrant industry. It also allows us to tell the complete Saskatchewan story, that this is a province of opportunity with a great quality of life.” “Tourism Saskatchewan is excited to be a part of this very successful program,” Tourism Saskatchewan CEO Pat Fiacco said. “As a partnership between our organization and the Ministries of the Economy, Agriculture and Parks, Culture and Sport, the leadership

and resources are in place for this program to have a greater impact and bring profile to Saskatchewan in a way that is entertaining, innovative and captures the interest of people seeking new opportunities and adventures. The Saskatchewanderer is a terrific ambassador for our province. Again, we are pleased to contribute to this initiative that showcases Saskatchewan’s remarkable character, spirit, quality of life and all there is to see and do.” Interested candidates can apply at www.saskatchewanderer.ca. Applications open Nov. 4 at noon and close Dec. 2 at noon. Interviews will take place in December. The successful candidate will start wandering in January 2014. Past Saskatchewanderers include Andrew Konoff (2011), Jeff Stock (2012) and Caitlin Taylor (2013).

scholarship available Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced the fourth annual Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship. “With a growing global demand for food comes a high demand for young people of all backgrounds to grow, process and market that food,” Stewart said. “Young people should be excited about a future in agriculture and this scholarship gives applicants a chance to explore this thriving industry.” One winning scholarship valued at $4,000 and three runner-up scholarships valued at $2,000 each will be awarded to students in Grade 12 and recent graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in 2014. Those interested in the scholarship must produce a three minute creative video or write a well-researched, fact-based 1,000 word essay that showcases one of four themes: agriculture solutions for a growing world, farmers and ranchers as environmental stewards, safe food that is responsibly produced or agriculture as a modern, forward-looking industry. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2014. Winning submissions will be posted on the ministry website in the spring. For more information on the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship, visit www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/scholarship.

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ApArtments/Condos for rent HARVEST HEIGHTS 542 Bannatyne Avenue 1 & 2 Bedroom Units. Utilities included. A/C, fridge, stove and laundromat. Parking with plug-ins. Security entrance. No pets. For More Info Go to: www.apartmentsestevan.ca For Apar tment Availability and Pricing e-mail us: harvestheightsteam@gmail.com PARK PLACE 402 PERKINS STREET FOR RENT: 1, 2 BR Apartments. Air conditioning, 5 Appliances. Fireplace in suites; Security doors. No Pets!! For more information, Phone 306-634-4010 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. only, or see our Web site @ www.apartmentsestevan.ca

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Feed & Seed

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

November 13, 2013 B9 Domestic cars

Domestic cars

Utility trailers

Used Cars

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT Black, 83,842 kms .................................$8,900

Used Trucks, Suvs & Vans

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo White, 11,164 kms ..............$41,900 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT Red, 23,170 kms ...............................$40,900 2013 Dodge Avenger SXT Grey, 7,245 kms..................................$21,900 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo White, 66,160 kms ..............$30,900 2012 Dodge Journey R/T White, 22,573 kms ................................$26,900 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Loaded Sagebrush, 18,908 kms ......................................................................................$39,900 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Black, 88,123 kms ...............$27,900 2011 Ford F150 XLT Super Crew Silver, 91,908 kms ..................$24,900 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Red, 65,300 kms .............................$19,900 2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Red, 61,540 kms...........................$25,900 2010 Buick Enclave CX Silver, 100,493 kms.................................$25,900 2010 Dodge Journey SE Red, 59,219 kms ...................................$15,900 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited Black, 26,879 kms .........$29,900 2009 Cadillac SRX AWD Silver, 80,109 kms .................................$24,900 2008 Ford F150 XLT Super Crew Black, 87,323 kms ...................$19,900

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2008 GMC YUKON 4 WD, LOADED, LEATHER SEATS 142,000 KMS

$19,000

LAND FOR SALE

Rooms For Rent: Upscale workforce housing now available just 30 minutes South East of Estevan in Saskatchewan. Discover a better way for housing. Call 701-5801204 corporatehousing4@gmail.com

Lots & AcreAges for sALe Prime 10 Acre Parcels of Land 1/2 mile west of Estevan. Phone 306-634-7920 or 306-421-1753

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Office/Retail For Rent:Office and shop space in Estevan. New constr uction. 3000 sq. ft.. Available immediately. Call 306-421-3499 or 306-4213955

Farms/acreages For Rent:1/2 section and buildings, located in the Frobisher area (in play). For more information drop a line to PO Box 730 A, Estevan Saskatchewan, S4A 2A2

Feed & Seed

Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM

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Domestic cars

New Trailers Arriving Daily

FARMLAND WANTED

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SUMMARY OF SOLD PROPERTIES Central - 66 1/4’s South Central - 18 1/4’s East Central - 74 1/4’s South - 70 1/4’s South East - 22 1/4’s South West - 58 1/4’s North - 6 1/4’s North West - 12 1/4’s East - 55 1/4’s

FARM AND PASTURE LAND AVAILABLE TO RENT

PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLOCKS OF LAND. LAND. PREMIUM PRICES PAID WITH QUICK QUICK PAYMENT. YMENT. RENT BACK AVAILABLE Call DOUG 306-955-2266 saskfarms@shaw.ca Grain Land For Sale: SW24-0309-W2 R.M. of Estevan, 7 miles we s t o f Es teva n o ff H w y 3 9 . $200,000. Phone 306-634-7949

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Domestic cars

TRAILERS

HOME OF THE POWER TEAM! 409 Kensington Avenue ~ Estevan, Sask. Phone: 306-634-3221 If you haven’t shopped POWER DODGE you may have paid too much!

Senchuk’s Super Deals! Used Cars

2013 FORD TAURUS SEL 16,000 kms ..........................................$25,995 2010 MAZDA 6 69,000 kms ............................................................$15,995 2010 FORD FOCUS SE 80,000 kms ..............................................$14,995 2007 DODGE CHARGER 94,000 kms............................................$12,995 2006 PONTIAC G6 GT 135,000 kms ................................................$8,995 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 112,000 kms .................................$5,995

Used Trucks, SUVs & Vans 2012 EXPEDITION 4x4 LIMITED 20,000 kms ................................$47,995 2012 E450 CUBE VAN 29,000 kms ................................................$33,995 2011 F250 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.7L diesel, 95,000 kms ......$39,995 2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO CREW CAB 4x4 27,000 kms ....$29,995 2011 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD 24,000 kms..............................$25,995 2010 FORD LARIAT SUPERCREW 4x4 95,000 kms ....................$27,995 2010 CHEVROLET CREW CAB LT 4x4 80,000 kms.....................$21,995 2010 F150 XTR SUPER CAB 4x4 57,000 kms...............................$21,900 2009 FLEX AWD 141,000 kms .........................................................SOLD 2008 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 106,000 kms ..........................$18,995 2008 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.4L diesel ...........................$22,995

Senchuk Ford Sales Ltd.

Your home of after sales service 118 Souris Avenue North – Estevan, Sask.

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THINK SMALL! CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! LONG CREEK MOTORS Auto Sales & Service Since 1970 www.longcreekmotors.carpages.ca

CARS

Family Owned Dealership Since 1937 1021 - 4th STREET, ESTEVAN PHONE: 306-634-3629

USED CARS

2012 CHRYSLER 300 LTD Loaded, 19,600 kms ........................... $33,900 2010 CHRYSLER 300C AWD Loaded.............................................$26,995 2010 CHEV COLBALT LT 57,000 kms .......................................... $12,395 2008 DODGE CHARGER 88,000 kms ........................................... $12,995 2003 CAViLiER 4 dr........................................................................ $3,995

USED TRUCKS/VANS

2013 RAM 1500 SPORT QUAD CAB Fully Loaded ....................... $42,995 2012 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB LARAMiE diesel, 121,000 kms.. $46,900 2012 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB 122,000 kms .............................. $45,900 2012 RAM 1500 LOnGHORn Fully Loaded Black ......................... $44,900 2012 RAM 1500 LARAMiE Fully Loaded White ............................. $39,995 2012 RAM 1500 LARAMiE Fully loaded Black ............................... $42,995 2011 GRAnD CHEROKEE LTD Loaded, 73,000 kms ................... $33,900 2011 GRAnD CARAVAn 83,000 kms ........................................... $18,900 2010 3500 CREW CAB LOnG BOX 49,000 kms ........................... $39,500 2010 RAM 1500 SPORT Loaded.....................................................$27,995 2010 RAM 2500 5.7 Hemi SLT ....................................................... $25,995 2010 FORD EXPLORER EDDY BAUER Loaded, 61,000 kms ...... $24,995 2010 JEEP PATRiOT 105,000 kms ................................................ $13,995 2009 RAM 1500 LARAMiE..............................................................$27,995 2009 DODGE JOURnEY RT Loaded, red ...................................... $24,900 2009 FORD XLT EXT. CAB 98,500 kms, Mint ............................... $19,900 2008 RAM 3500 SLT Black, Loaded................................................$29,900 2008 DODGE 2500 LARAMiE DiESEL .......................................... $28,995 2008 DODGE GRAnD CARAVAn SXT ......................................... $15,995 2008 GRAnD CARAVAn SXT ....................................................... $12,900 2007 TOWn AnD COUnTRY ......................................................... $12,995

TRAILERS/MOTORHOMES/RVs

2009 SUnnY BROOK 5TH WHEEL 34 ft, 3 slides, Fire Place, Central Vac, Loaded ...........................................................$39,500 *PLUS APPLiCABLE TAXES*

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Utility trailers

11 Chev Impala LT 4dr factory warranty 71,117 kms ..............................$16,995 09 Dodge Caliber SXT 4dr factory warranty, 53,981 km .........................$12,995 09 Toyota Corolla factory warranty 76,200 km ........................................$12,995 08 Chev Cobalt LT 2dr warranty, 100,900 km, 5 spd, was $9,995 .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $7,900 08 Dodge Avenger R/T AWD 4dr warranty..............................................$15,995 07 Chev Malibu LT 4dr warranty, 126,800 km ...........................................$9,995 07 Buick Lucerne CX 4dr, loaded, warranty..............................................$9,450 07 Pontiac G6 GT 2dr warranty................................................................$11,995 07 Pontiac G5 SE 4dr warranty .................................................................$8,995 06 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr warranty.....................................................$6.995 06 Pontiac Pursuit 2dr warranty, 5 spd, was $6,995.....Reduced to sell $5,995

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

13 Jeep Patriot Sport North 4x4 Factory warranty 23,120 km................$23,995 12 Chev Silverado Ext/Cab 4x4, factory warranty, 53,318 km ................$25,995 11 Ford Escape XLT AWD factory warranty ............................................$20,995 10 Chev Silverado LT Crew/Cab 4x4 Z-71 factory warranty, Flexfuel $25,995 10 Dodge Journey R/T 7 Passanger AWD factory warranty...................$23,995 09 Dodge Dakota Ext/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty .............................$18,995 09 Dodge Journey R/T AWD 7 Pass 84,000 km, warranty .....................$21,995 09 Dodge D150 Ram Quad/cab SLT 4x4 warranty .................................$18,995 09 GMC Sierra SLE Crew/Cab SLT 4x4 factory warranty.......................$21,995 09 Honda CR-V EXL AWD 4dr warranty .................................................$20,995 08 Jeep Compass Sport North 4x4 warranty, 42,000 km.......................$15,995 08 Pontiac Montana SVC 7 Pass warranty, 62,215 km ..........................$11,995 07 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad/Cab 4x4 SLT warranty..................................$15,995 04 Pontiac Montana 7 Pass warranty, 138,800 km ...................................$6,995

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2014 Haulmark 85 X 20 v-nose 2-5200 axle, alum Wheels.........$10,500 2014 Haulmark 85 x 27 v-nose.........................................................call 2013 rainbow 6x10 3500 axle flip up ramp....................................$3,400 2013 rainbow 6x12 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 rainbow 6x14 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 Haulmark 20ft, 85x20.............................................................$10,500 2013 Haulmark transport v-nose 6x12, 2-3500 axle ..............reduced 2013 Big tex 7x14 utility................................................................. $2,599 2012 rainbow 18’ car Hauler 7000 gvW ....................................... $3,400 2012 newman 10ft. aluminum 13” Wheels, v-front ...................... $2,500

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We are just a call aWay! For Sale - MiSc Adver tisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’ s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at www.swna.com. Butcher Supplies, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 136 page FREE CATALOG. 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com. Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper ICE FISHING HUTS on sale now! Hold-on large huts are ready for pick up. We sell out every year. Made in Canada. Phone 306 253 4343. LARGE FERTILIZER TANKS on year end sale! 5000 gal only $2800.00. Made in Saskatchewan. Phone 306 253 4343. PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Re a c h ove r 5 5 0 , 0 0 0 re a d e rs weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306-649.1400 for details. RU R A L WAT E R T R E AT M E N T. Patented iron filters, softeners, distillers, “Kontinuous Shock” Chlorinator, IronEater. Patented whole house reverse osmosis. Payment plan. 1-800-BIG-IRON (244-4766); www.BigIronDr illing.com. View our 29 patented & patent pending inventions. Since 1957. Steel Building Allocated Bargains 40x60 on up We do deals www.gosteelbuildings.com Source# 18X 800-964-8335

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Career OppOrtunities CLEARWATER OILFIELD SERVICES, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta requires Class 1, 3 Vacuum Truck Drivers, Swampers. Local work. No day rating. Full benefits after six months. Fax 403-8449324.

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J O U R N E Y M A N AU TO M OT I V E Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Fulltime per manent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-8542845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net. LOCALLY-OWNED, well-established vacuum tr uck company looking for Class 1, 3, Vacuum and Gravel Truck Operators. Oilfield tickets an asset but not nece s s a r y. I n c e n t i v e p a c k a g e available. Blue Cross after three months. Must be willing to relocate or work three weeks on and one week off. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-845-3903. LOCALLY-OWNED, well-established vacuum tr uck company looking for Class 1, 3, Vacuum and Gravel Truck Operators. Oilfield tickets an asset but not nece s s a r y. I n c e n t i v e p a c k a g e available. Blue Cross after three months. Must be willing to relocate or work three weeks on and one week off. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-845-3903.

Days Inn is now hiring servers and housekeepers. Please fax resume to 306.634.8733 HELP WANTED-LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED!!! Simple & Flexible Online Work. 100% Genuine Opportunity. F/T & P/T. Internet Needed. Very Easy... No experience Required. Income is Guaranteed! www.ezComputerWork.com HELP WANTED!!! Make $1000 weekly mailing brochures from HOME! No experience required! Start immediately! www.TheMailingHub.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Obituaries

Obituaries Flora Christenson (Jale) October 25,1921 - October 19,2013

Mom passed away peacefully at the Betel Personal Care Home in Gimli MB. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 2008. Mom and Dad lived in the Bienfait, Sask. area until retirement to Abbotsford, BC and Winnipeg Man.. She is survived by her daughters Beverley and Christene: Beverley (Ralph) Herget of Gimli Man., and their son, Rory (Kelly) children Connor and Anna of P.E.I., and by their daughter, Danielle (Christian) Schmidt, daughter Madison of Winnipeg. Christene Christenson, Kelowna, B.C. and her sons Regan and Doug; Regan, son Reid and Doug (Lolita), son Dawson all of Kelowna, B.C. Mom met life’s challenges armed with courage, determination and a great sense of humor. She was special and will be greatly missed. We are so grateful and appreciative of the care and attention Mom received from the staff at Betel. She loved “her girls.” A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Gilbart Funeral Home of Selkirk, Man.

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Obituaries

Obituaries

Conrad Walter Edward Walkom Oct. 30, 1947 – Oct. 20, 2013 Conrad Walkom passed away suddenly at his home in Estevan, Sask. on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the age of 65 years. Conrad is survived by his daughters, Brittany Walkom (Chris Maetche) of Estevan and Shayla Walkom of Estevan; his mother Fern MacPherson of Estevan; siblings, Grant (Elaine) Walkom of Estevan, Keith Walkom of Grande Prairie, Alta., John MacPherson of Indian Head, Sask., Allan (Donna) MacPherson of Calgary, Alta., Corrine (Wayne) Blomberg of Estevan, Corrlis (Ed) Aabak of Nebraska, USA and Myrna Henry of Regina, Sask.; sister-in-law Joanie Walkom of Grande Prairie and brother-in-law Allan Marr of Regina, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John Walkom; step father Clifford MacPherson; brother Marshall Walkom; sister Dorene Marr and nephew Russell Walkom. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Estevan, with Rev. Randy Kleemola officiating. Interment took place at Community Zion Cemetery, Hoffer, Sask. in a family ceremony prior to the Funeral Service. Those wishing to make donations in Conrad's memory may do so directly to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You

The family of Conrad would like to thank all the friends and families who attended, brought food, sent flowers and well wishes and everyone who surrounded us with love and shared memories of our father, brother, uncle and friend Conrad.  We would also like to extend special thanks to Dustin and Shirley of Hall Funeral Services for everything they do.  We are very thankful for all the love and support during this difficult time.

Midale news Catrina Moldenhauer Correspondent Midale’s Remembrance Day Service, which is nondenominational, was held at the Baptist Church this year. Public skating at the rink will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, the 17th from 2 – 4 p.m. If there is a group of moms that would like to get together with their younger children for skating without the bigger kids around, please call Catrina to work out a date and time. The Midale Mustangs home opener against Wawota was held Nov. 8. The Mustang’s next home action will be on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m when they host the Bienfait Coalers. The Midale Novice Petroleum Storm will begin their season with a tournament in Milestone this weekend. The Storm will host their tournament on Saturday, Nov. 30. It will begin at 9 a.m. The Midale Mini Mustangs initiation team will host Torquay on Saturday, Nov. 23 to open up their season. The Mini Mustangs will host their home tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Midale Rink has a new skate sharpener donated by the Midale Oilmen’s Association. The new sharpener has the skate holders to do all the skates properly. The rink is in the process of getting a table made for the sharpener to sit on properly and it will be up and running soon! The Midale Rink’s cell phone number is 306-4587555 and is equipped with voice mail, call display, texting and email. The Midale rink’s email is midalerink@ gmail.com. Catrina also keeps a Google calendar as up to date as possible, so if you are looking for ice times, you can always look for the Midale Rink Google calendar to take a look at what is open. Also on Facebook, you can join the Midale Rink/ Harry O’ Memorial arena page for updates and information. If you need to book ice on the hockey side, book meetings, wedding receptions, etc. on the curling side, please call this number. If you would like to book ice on the curling side, please get in touch with Brad Eggum or Joe Vilcu. The Midale Lions Club’s next bingo will be held Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m and it will be their Christmas bingo. For the week of November 18 – 22, all students can pay a $5 fee to wear a hat all week and the staff can pay $5 to dress casually all week. All proceeds are going to Movember! Movember is a charity that raises money and awareness for male cancers and mental health challenges. The Grades 1 through 4 classes are on a field trip today to Agribition in Regina! Thankfully enough parents volunteered to go with the kids and most even drove up to Regina themselves to give the kids a great experience. There wasn’t enough room on the bus for all the volunteers to ride the bus. Several students from Midale Central will be at Agribition for part of the week with Midale/ Cymri 4-H Club. The Midale Rec Board’s annual Trade, Craft and Bake Sale will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m until 4 pm. There are already 27 confirmed vendors offering an assortment of handmade crafts, baking, cooking needs, jewelry, etc., so they are now almost at capacity. Call Catrina Moldenhauer to book your table. Tables are $20 each. In case you missed it, former Midale resident Jack Hilkewich is working on ‘Mainprize: The Documentary’. Jack is in the process of collecting information and pictures of Dr. Mainprize, the original Mainprize Park, Munson’s Grove, the people who lived in the valley before Rafferty, etc. If you think you have anything he might be able to use, please let him know. Jack has a Facebook page titled Mainprize: The Documentary that is open to everyone, so feel free to go on there and share stories, reconnect with old friends or even to learn the history of the area. Until next week Midale and area, have a great week!


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60 and over club news From a passenger ship everyone could see a bearded man on a small island who was shouting and desperately waving his arms “Who is that?” asked the passenger. “I don’t know,” said the captain, “but every year when we go by he goes nuts.” Winners of bridge were Helen Marriott taking first, Margaret Sawyer Tock second and third was Pat Parent.

We had a wonderful turnout for our Halloween cribbage, ten tables of play and some fabulous costumes. It just proves we may be seniors, but we’re not dead! Winners were Marj Cantlon in first place, Verna Morsky took second and in third place was Peter Wall. A man and wife were told by the doctor they couldn’t have children.

Discouraged, they decided to visit the local pastor and ask him to pray for them. The pastor, working on his car, took a can of three in one oil and blessed them. Nine months later the couple had triplets. They returned to the pastor, hugged him and the wife said, ”I’m so glad you didn’t bless me with WD 40.” Have a great day.

November 13, 2013 B11

Christmas is Coming! Do you have your ad booked?

Call

306-634-2654

Your Guide to Area Estevan Gospel Chapel

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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

Isabelle & Souris Reverend Randy Kleemola Phone: 306-634-2024 email: st.peters@accesscomm.ca

1202 - 2nd Street Phone: 306-634-3761

Pastor: Josh Permann Sunday:Worship 11:00 a.m. Weekly: Prayer Meeting

www.estevangospelchapel.ca An Associated Gospel Church

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Corner 12th Avenue & 2nd Street

Phone: 306-634-2190

Fax: 306-634-6845

Pastor: Father Brian Meredith 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

LC-C

Sunday Worship

9:30 a.m. - Bible Study 10:30 a.m. - Divine Service with Holy Communion Sunday School A Congregation of LUTHERAN CHURCH - CANADA

REAL REAL LIFE REAL REALPEOPLE PEOPLE REAL REALGOD GOD

NOW 22Sunday Sunday services services to NOW to choose choosefrom from * 9:00 am and 11:00 am * With coffee in between 9:00 am and 11:00 am With coffee in between

LIVE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION LIVE RUSSIAN TRANSLATION during service duringthe the 11:00 11:00 amam service

Everyone welcome to join our daily prayers, inspirational Bible DVD viewings and lively discussions 2 - 4 pm Monday - Friday Series topics change monthly Call for more information 1033 3rd Street Estevan

306-634-9191

Free Clothing Outlet

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

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!

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

Coffee Fellowship Before Church

WELCOME!

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

Pursuing God Building Relationships Impacting Lives

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.

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

Nicholson Centre, Estevan

St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre

Sunday Services:

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

SUNDAY WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL - 11 AM

Corner of 14th Avenue & 3rd Street Phone: 306-634-2885 – Fax: 306-636-2611

Faith Lutheran Church

Come and Worship With Us

Tim Pippus

Office: 306-634-3116

Church of God

www.estevananglican.com

Pastors: Danny Krauss & Joshua Lowe Phone: 306-634-3773 Cell: 306-471-8130 Brad McKenzie- Youth Leader

1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH

ALL ARE WELCOME! Church Office: 306-634-4113

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

His Glory Bible Church

(Light of Life Ministries International) Join us in Glorious Praise and Worship With: Pastors Dr. and Mrs. Jimi Akinsete Where: St. Joseph Bookstore 1033 4th Street, Estevan S4A 0W4 (opposite court house) When: 10am on Sundays Experience Healing, Deliverance and Breakthroughs

Looking to Hire?? Need Skilled Help??

We can help you find them!

Call today and Book Your Career Ad! 634-2654


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Estevan Mercury

Legal BILLESBERGER LAW FIRM

Funeral Directors

Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP

BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR JOHN J. BILLESBERGER, B.A., LL.B.

1017 Third Street Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0R4

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

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

1312 - 4th Street, Estevan

Optometrist

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

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

Branch Offices:

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

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

TROBERT LAW FIRM

ORLOWSKI LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor

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

James F. Trobert

1215 - 5th Street, Estevan

Phone: 306-634-3353

Fax: 306-634-7714

orlowski.law@sasktel.net

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

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

Financial Planning

Reynold Bert Certified Financial Planner

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

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

Real Estate

RS C

Estevan Wicklow Centre 305 1133 4th St. Estevan SK S4A 0W6

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

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

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

Email: trobertlaw@sasktel.net

Handyman Services

Ron Areshenkoff Mutual Fund Advisor Life Insurance Representative

REALTOR

Roni Sue Coulter Sales Representative

www.century21.ca/ronisue.coulter

Windows, Doors, Soffit & Fascia, Siding & Renos, the list goes on. No job too small

FINANCIAL

GO WITH GONAS

306-421-9884 Lori Gonas

Selling Estevan & Area for 10 years...

Health & Mobility Aids Equipment Rental FOR RENT • • • • • •

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

• 13 in. Black Tires • Full Suspension • Deluxe Light Package Serving Estevan’s Area From • 1.2 HP @ 8 MPH 616 Beharrel St. • Power Seat or Lge. Batteries Oxbow, Sk .

Vacuum Sales Vacuum Doctor

Home, Commercial, Industrial Service & Repairs $850 th Tx Incl

1132 - 5 St. Estevan, Sk

306-421-7402

Limited Lifetime Warranty • 25 years on motor • 1 year on power nozzle & kit • Ametek 3-Stage • 13.5 Amps $600 Tx Incl

Geared Belts • Starter Kit

Let my experience work for you

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.

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)

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.

Tx Incl

$400

ronisue.coulter@century21.ca

For all your real estate needs

306-421-5166 Estevan, SK

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

Trailblazer Scooter

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

Tim’s Handyman Services

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

LIFT CHAIRS WALKERS, ELECTRIC BEDS AND MUCH MORE

Border Real Estate Service

Wessleworks • Top of the Line Kit

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

Winnona Johner • Owner/Sales 306.421.5725 | 306.634.9898 www.estevanrealestate.com

Arizona Luxury Homes & Horse Properties For Sale

Doug Ketterling

Ph. 480-263-0079 E-mail- doug.ketterling@russlyon.com

DT

Dwight Thompson

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


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Trinity Tower community notes Peggy Bolton Correspondent

Frequently the greatest thing we can give to another person is the gift of encouragement- William Arthur Ward. On the weekend of Oct. 25, Frieda Seeman had a stop over from Dallas on their way to spend winter in Edinburg, Texas. They also visited Damyen, Lori and Marley The Hi-Risers meeting was held Nov. 4. Highlights from the meeting included: Nov. 13 soup and sandwich luncheon with proceeds to be given to the new Regional Nursing Home Building Fund. Nov. 30 will be the date for our Christmas supper. Movie night will be held every second Thursday for the winter.

We were very pleased with the Trick or Treaters that visited us. They were very polite and almost all of them said thank you. I found a potato outside my door. I do believe it was a Norwegian that left it there. I am amazed as I thought Norwegians loved their potatoes and wouldn’t give them away. Our new flooring is now down in the lounge and it looks great. Activities are getting back to normal. We are happy to have Susan Windermain back with us. She is a remarkable 99 years old. We wish a very happy birthday to Evelyn Svorkdal on Nov. 19 . Nov. 11 we had a very meaningful Remembrance

Safety

Contractors

CR Safety Ltd. Classroom

Fessler Contracting

Colby Fessler

Carpenter / Home Renovator Estevan, SK.

CLIFF REANEY

Experienced In: Framing Deck, Fences Renovations Bathrooms Tiling Door / Window Installations Garage Packages

P: 306.861.9966 64-3 St. N.E. E: creaney@sasktel.net Weyburn, Sk “We can come to you!” On-site Service RD

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BUILT GREEN www.viceroy.com

Day here. Romance Never Dies. An older couple, were lying in bed one night. The husband was falling asleep but the wife felt romantic and wanted to talk. She said, “You use to hold my hand when we were courting.” Wearily he reached across, held her hand for a second and tried to get back to sleep. A few moments later she said, “Then you used to kiss me.” Mildly irritated, he reached across, gave her a peck on the cheek and settled down to sleep. Thirty seconds later she said, “Then you used to bite my neck.” Angrily, he threw back the blankets and got out of bed. “Where are you going?” she asked. “To get my teeth!” Romance Never Dies... As correspondent I really appreciate the residents who phone in their news and give me material to use in the column. Thank you, keep smiling and God bless.

COUNTRY HOMES

www.jaywest.ca

CUSTOM DESIGNED ~ EXPORT GRADE MATERIAL ~ LOCKUP PACKAGES

Bridal Guide

*

Happy

50 th Wedding Anniversary

Lorne and Dorothy Sovdi November 9, 1963 - 2013 With love from your family!

McGinn Group LTD

Michael McGinn, P.Eng., Civil Patrick McGinn, P.Eng., Civil Guy Sander, P.Eng., Mechanical Telephone: (306) 565-0411 Fax: (306) 757-9471 Email: mcginn@mcginngroup.com

Carly Fraser & Michael Berg ...........................................March 17, 2014

REQUEST FOR TENDERS

Amie Sehn & Kyle Whitehead .............................................July 12, 2014

Carnduff Affinity Credit Union

Renovation

Amy Hammermeister & Bradley Belitski ...........................August 2, 2014 Jolene Pettapiece & Chris Byers ......................................August 2, 2014 Alysha Mittelholtz & Garrett Lasko ...................................August 2, 2014 Breonna Alexander & Robert Graham............................August 30, 2014 Aleisha Scott & Shadoe Struble...................................November 8, 2014

E.B.’s Dining Emporium

From large weddings to smaller intimate affairs. Let us look after the catering can make your Special Event a Day to Remember!

From large weddings to smaller intimate affairs. Let us look after the catering 104 Souris Ave., Estevan

306-634-2356

Tender Package T.L. Penner Construction Inc., as the Construction Manager for Affinity Credit Union, invites tenders from interested Trade Contractors for renovation of the Affinity Credit Union facility located in Carnduff Saskatchewan. All trade scopes are requested Tenders marked: “Carnduff Affinity Credit Union Renovation” will be received at the office of T.L. Penner Construction Inc., not later than:

2:00 p.m. November 22, 2013 Tenders may be submitted as follows: Hand Deliver to: Mail to: By Fax: E-mail:

201-3rd Avenue, Kola, MB Box 50, Kola, MB R0M 1B0 (204) 556-2600 zpenner@tlpenner.ca

Tender documents are available at the office of the Construction Manager. Tender documents may also be viewed at the Winnipeg, CARM and Regina Construction Association offices. Affinity Credit Union/T.L. Penner Construction Inc. reserves the right to reject any or all tenders received. The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted.

All inquiries shall be directed in writing to:

Ph. 306-848-1080

180 Coteau Ave. E, Weyburn, SK

• Fancy attire - Mother of Bride • Jewellery Always That Personalized Service

Appointments may be made.

To Announce Your Upcoming Wedding For Free!

Call 306-634-2654

Tom Schneider

T.L. Penner Construction Inc. Box 50, 201-3rd Avenue Kola, MB R0M 1B0 Phone: (204) 556-1400 Fax: (204) 556-2600 E-mail: tschneider@tlpenner.ca

Sell Your Unwanted Items with an Ad in

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Estevan Mercury

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

comfortplumbing@sasktel.net or call

306-637-2507 or 306-471-8182

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:

101 Supreme St. (Shand access road)

 Experienced Class 1 Drivers / Operators

 Experienced Cement and Acid Operators  Base Administrative Assistant Applicant Requirements:  Self-motivated  Willing to work flexible hours  15 / 6 and contract 22 / 13 schedules  Safety-focused  Team oriented  Clean Class 1 Drivers abstract

Why Canyon?  Dynamic and rapidly growing company  Premium compensation package  New equipment  Paid technical and leadership training  Career advancement opportunities  RRSP matching program

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

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.

306-634-2654

Extremely busy plumbing company in Estevan, Saskatchewan has two positions open for a 1st year to journeyman plumber/gas fitter and a general labourer. We are a new company started in January 2013. We offer a competitive wage based on experience. Willing to help find local accommodation for the right applicant. Starting date is immediate. Please forward resume to:

CALL TO BOOK YOUR CAREER AD!

Plumber/Gas Fitter

13113EE01

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Carson
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Health
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Carson Energy Services, a division of URS Flint, is currently searching for a Crew We
offer:
 Truck Foreman and a Pipeline Foreman to join our team in Lampman, Sk. • Competitive
wages
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and
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package
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for
qualified
candidate
 • Pipeline Foreman candidate must have experience with Fiberglass pipe installation. 


• Supervising and providing coordination and supervision to the assigned crew.

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 (2-10 person crew) • Implementi ng Flints Safety Management System‘employer
 in all activities. of
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 key
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 professional growth. 


Thank
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short‐listed
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Please fax resume to: 306-487-3235 or email to khall@flintenergy.com


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices PowerTech Industries Ltd. in Estevan is seeking Journeymen Electricians and Apprentices for work in the Estevan and Carnduff areas. Experience: Safety Certificates are needed. 1st Aid/CPR, H2S. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Full benefits packages and RSP plan. Duties: Day to day electrical construction and maintenance in the oilfield.

Underground Superintendent Standard General Inc. – Calgary is looking for an Underground Superintendent to fill a key role on a project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Underground Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of Underground Construction including effectively supervising and coordinating multiple crews and sub-contractors. The Superintendent co-ordinates material deliveries, oversees the proper utilization of equipment and schedules the most difficult segments of the job to ensure the project is completed on budget. If you have 10 plus years’ experience in all facets of water and sewer utility work, and a desire to succeed in a challenging but progressive work environment, we would love to hear from you. Through our affiliation with the Colas Group of Companies, we are part of an organization that is a world leader in road construction. Standard General Inc. Calgary offers extensive professional growth opportunities, excellent wages a comprehensive benefit package and matching RPP Program. Forward your résumé and contact information to: Human Resources, Standard General Inc. 9660 Enterprise Way S.E., Calgry, Alberta T3S 0A1 Fax: (403) 212-4755 Email: klight@standardgeneral.ca Phone: Kate Light 403-212-4718

WELL SERVICE LTD. TRICAN WELL SERVICE LTD. is one of Canada’s fastest growing well service companies, providing a comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment 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: jclements@trican.ca Fax: (306) 636-2669 ONLY THOSE SELECTED WILL BE CONTACTED

Wage/Salary Info: Depending on experience & qualifications.

has immediate openings for the following positions

To Apply: Fax: (306) 637-2181, e-mail sschoff.pti@sasktel.net or drop off resume to 62 Devonian Street, Estevan, SK.

• operators • pipe Yard loader operator • lathe operator • 1a driver/repair operator wages negotiable based upon experience.

Interested IndIvIduals can fax resume to (306) 634-8025

Senchuk Ford Service Department has the following full time position available

OILFIELD OPERATOR Location: Northgate, Saskatchewan accountabiLity: Reporting to the Production Superintendent in the Northgate area, this position is responsible for, but not limited to: • Optimizing and troubleshooting daily well production. • Operation and maintenance of oil wells and facilities. • Daily input and balancing of data into Production Manager and basic computer skills required. • Ensuring a safe and cost effective operation. • Ensuring a safe and cost effective operation. • Required to perform/assist with light maintenance as well as coordinate and oversee larger operation projects.

QuaLifications:

• A minimum of 8 years of operating experience in the oil and gas industry. • Knowledge of conventional multi well oil batteries and of single well batteries and tank treating systems. • Gas compression or waterflood experience preferred • Valid Class 5 drivers license, H2S alive and First Aid Automotive and computer questions regarding • Must be organized with strong attentionFor to detail while managing please contact: multiple priorities. knowledgeable, as well as, experience Recruitment A • Ability to clearly communicate at all levels in a team environment. and ADP training Phone: 832-437-1477 Please send resume to: h.penner@elkhorn.cc an asset but willingPlease to train. Only those selected for an interview be contacted. remit invoices reflecting IO number to:will Patriot Advertising, Inc., Attn 535 East Fernhurst, Suite 263, Katy, TX 77450 AND THE DAY AFTER PUBLICATION If you have a solid work ethic and take pride in Elkhorn Resources Inc. “Elkhorn” is a private, light oil focused production advertisement/tearsheets to: Fax: 832-553-2599 or tearsheets@patriota company led by an experienced management team with a successful track your work, make sure to forward your resume

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Client: Weatherford - David Johnston immediately to Chris Hortness at through the drill bit.

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Estevan Mercury chris@senchuk.com Pub: or call 306.636.6465 Insertion Date: Nov. 13 & 20, 2013 Section: Careers - Craft/Skills/Trades Cost: $

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Ford Sales Ltd.

118 Souris Ave. N., Estevan • 634-3696

WORK FOR

WEATHERFORD

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 65,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention - and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the everevolving needs of the oil and gas industry. Weatherford Thru Tubing division in Estevan is currently hiring for:

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE - Job#

32375

Requirements:

• Drilling/Service Rig experience would be an asset. • Candidates must hold Grade 12 diploma or equivalent. • Must be customer-service focused, mechanically inclined and possess intermediate computer skills. • Clean abstract. • Valid Class 5 license.

FIELD SUPERVISOR - Job# 27867 13113BS00

Requirements: • 3 – 5 years previous oilfield experience required • Previous Coil Tubing or Drilling Rig experience an asset • Strong knowledge of thru tubing products and services an asset • Mechanical aptitude required • DHT experience • Ability to work independently • Intermediate computer skills (MS Word and Excel) • Good communication skills both verbal and written • Ability to work closely with internal & external customers • High School Diploma or GED preferred • Valid Driver's License & clean driver's abstract • Successful completion of a pre-employment Medical, Drug & Alcohol test Weatherford offers an excellent wage and benefit package, including a generous retirement savings plan and health care spending account. Weatherford has many training and development opportunities for career progression. All employees are required to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

Apply online at: www.weatherford.com/careers Formation Evaluation | Well Construction | Completion | Production © 2013 Weatherford. All rights reserved.


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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY PUBLIC NOTICE

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.

For further information, please contact:

Kelvin Pillipow - Human Resources 1102 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0W7 Email – hr@estevan.ca

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Dispatcher)

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

CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN

Highway 47 North Sanitary Sewer Crossing The City of Estevan is undertaking Construction of Sanitary Sewer across Highway 47 N nearby Hwy 47 Lift Station Construction on: Highway 47 - (Wellock Road to North City Limits) This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence on date October 29, 2013 and expected to be complete on November 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) 421-6934, 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 patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at (306) 634-1800

CEMETERY

Under restrictions in the City of Estevan Cemetery bylaw Section 7 “Regulations Governing Cemetery” article 7.17 we ask that everyone who has loose objects and memorabilia sitting on/around the gravesites at the Estevan City Cemetery to remove them during the winter months, October 16, 2013 – April 14, 2014 inclusive. The City assumes no responsibility for missing or damaged memorabilia, vases or flowers. Vases must be inverted and locked into place. After October 16, 2013 Cemetery employees will be removing any remaining memorabilia and flowers as well as inverting vases. These items will be placed in storage until January 16, 2014. If items remain unclaimed they will be disposed of. This bylaw is in place to avoid injury or incident during the winter months and snow removal. A copy of our City of Estevan bylaw is available at the Leisure Centre office for your reference.

REGISTER NOW

for the next session of Spin Classes at Estevan Leisure Centre 15 November 19 - December 19 • 6:10, 9:10 am Bikes Registration fee: $100 Available Call info centre desk at 306-634-1876 to register.

Adult Art

Classes

Fall 2013

Call For Adult Art Instructors!

The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is seeking artists and crafts people to serve as instructors for our adult art classes. Don’t miss out on this exciting creative opportunity! Contact Karly at: 306-634-7644 for more information.

2013 Member Art Show

The concept is simple….buy a membership to the EAGM and receive the opportunity to display one piece of artwork in the Gallery! For more information please contact Amber at: 306-634-7644. 118 - 4th STREET • HOURS: Mon to Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm | Thurs 10:00am - 9:00pm • (P) 306 634 7644 • (E) eagm@sasktel.net (W) www.eagm.ca

The City of Estevan Invites interested citizens to sit on The Estevan Board of Police Commissioners. If you are interested, please notify the following in writing by December 1, 2013: Acting City Manager, 1102 - 4th Street, Estevan SK S4A 0W7 Ph: 306-634-1802; Fax: 306-634-9790 • email: executive.assistant@estevan.ca

Baby Time: Thursday, November 21 @ 10:30am or Monday, November 25 @ 7:00-7:30pm For babies up to 18 months & their caregivers. Songs and rhymes, bounces and books! This is a fun, interactive Programs are FREE! parent-child program that ends with a baby-inspired craft. Anime Jewellery & Key Chains: Saturday, November 9 @ 3:30-5:00. Ages 10+. If you love Japanese graphics, or just want to make fun items to wear or give as gifts, then spread the word and bring some friends with you! The best part is watching your creation change in the oven using Shrinky Dink Plastic! Limited to 10 spots so register early! Teenagers welcome! Mobile Device Advice: Monday, November 18th @ 3:00 & 4:00PM. Tablets, e-readers and smart phones – oh my! If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by your mobile device, we are here to help! Join Krista for a 30 minute one on one tutoring session on your device. Call Krista to register and let us know which device you require assistance with. Crafter’s Circle: Tuesdays, November 12th & 26th @ 5:30PM Do you knit, crochet or just enjoy crafting? Enjoy the company of others crafters like yourself. All experience levels welcome. A great opportunity for ongoing support; share your knowledge or benefit from the advice of other crafters. Just bring your own materials and come join the circle. No pre-registration required. Ages 15 and up. Basic Drawing: Animals: Monday, November 18 @ 6:30-7:30 Recommended for ages 6-9. Maureen will teach stepby -step basics of drawing animals using the Ed Emberley drawing technique. Hello Computer! Wednesday, November 20th @ 5:00 & 6:00PM*. *alternate times can be arranged case-by-case. Computers are complicated, but don’t let them get you down. Come and get answers to your computer questions in 30 minute ‘one-on-one sessions.’ Bring your laptop or use a public computer. Call Krista to register and indicate what you would like to learn. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Every Tuesday @ 5:30 PM. Join Katharina Ulbrich for an introduction to the German language. This is an ongoing program and will take place at the library every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00. The classes are designed to be fun and non-competitive; those who want to learn faster will get extra homework. All ages welcome. Held in partnership with the Estevan & District German “Feundschaft” Society. Minimize Workplace Conflict: Saturday, November 16th @ 1:00 PM. Employers & employees, if you need some help with workplace conflict, this program is for you! Join special guest, Verna O’Neill from CF Sunrise for a workshop on strategies to positively deal with conflict in the workplace. Subjects include: Managing your response in conflict situations, dealing with different personality types & developing skills to positively handle workplace conflict. Pre-registration required. Introduction to Chinese Medicine: Sunday, November 17th @ 2:00 PM. Join the Library & our special guest, Matthew Norick, registered acupuncturist, for an introductory & interactive lecture that looks at the history, theory, and presents practical ways you can improve your health with Chinese medicine. Cover-to-Cover Book Club: Thursday, November 21st @ 6:30 PM. This month’s book is the literary award winning & hilarious, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. Call Krista at 306-636-1621 to reserve your copy today! New members of all ages always welcome! MS Impacts Communities: Thursday, November 21 @ 6:30-7:30. Living with multiple sclerosis is different for everyone, but we all have one thing in common: MS affects our lives. Join a support group. For more information contact facilitator Nicole Smigiel @ 306-634-3936. Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Party: Sunday, November 24th @ 2:00 PM. Despite being over 900 years old, the Doctor looks pretty good for his age. Come celebrate 50 “wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey” years of the classic BBC television show at the Library! Join us for themed snacks, build your own model TARDIS & make a bow tie necklace (because bow ties are cool). Dressing up as one of his many incarnations or companions is encouraged, as there will be a fantastic prize for best costume! Ages 13+. Pre-registration required. Book Club After Dark: Wednesday, November 27th @ 6:30 PM. This month’s book is Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard. Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student, Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body. Due to the subject matter of the material, adults 18+ only, please. To request a copy or for more information, call Krista at 306-636-1621. Upcycled Book Page Wreaths: Thursday, November 28th @ 5:30 PM. Turn old book pages into something beautiful for your home! All materials will be provided & patrons can choose to finish their wreaths at their leisure, as it is a lengthy (but worthy!) project. Ages 13+. Pre-registration required, as space is limited. To pre-register or for information call 1-306-636-1621 unless otherwise indicated.

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

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Celtic Tenors – Musica Intima – Elmer Iseler Singers Ballet Jörgen (Romeo & Juliet) – Guy & Nadina – Everything Fitz

Koncerts for Kids

Fubuki Daiko (reinventing traditional Japanese drumming) and Wide Open Theatre: “Massive Munsch” (stories come alive with puppets)

Visual Arts Classes

Cartooning – Inspiring Your Creativity CARTOONING – LEVI WHEELER (INSTRUCTOR) Monday, Nov. 18 & Tuesday, Nov. 19 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

So you want to be a cartoonist? Come sit in on Levi’s class where the focus will be on different ways to draw and create cartoon characters. This class is ideal for beginners and for people with advanced skills in cartooning. Cost: $30.00. Ages 10+

And we are CALLING ALL ARTISTS! for submissions in our Annual Adjudicated Art Show November 28 – December 20, 2013

306-634-3942

www.estevanartscouncil.com

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