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September 11, 2013

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The Estevan Rodeo returned for another year Friday at the Exhibition grounds. The two-day event included the traditional events such as saddle bronc and bareback bronc riding, shown above.

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Holy Family dealing with challenges and loss

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They are running the gamut of emotions within the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division these days, with senior administration and staff having to deal with a number of challenges. The priority, however, remains the children, even as the division’s management and administration are grieving the loss of their assistant director of

education, Keith Thompson, who lost his life in a tragic vehicle accident near Moose Jaw just a few days before the new academic year. The system had just been introduced to their new director of education, Gwen Keith, who began her duties in an official capacity on Aug. 1, taking over from the recently retired Shelley Rowein.

Another challenge? The addition of 45 students throughout the system that includes a consolidation of classrooms in Weyburn and a new central office location in that city. What is important to remember though, is the need for stability, said Keith who spoke with The Mercury via telephone on Sept. 5. As far as the enrol-

ment increase is concerned, Keith said Holy Family will be able to handle it, but first they must sort out what the implications are in the growth sectors. “It’s a decent increase in numbers. We’ll know more as the numbers sift out during the next couple of weeks,” said Keith, who added the total enrollment in the division’s five

schools, which include two in Estevan, currently stands at 1,170. As for the loss of the assistant director, Keith said “Keith (Thompson) was heavily involved in the operations side of the division, so right now others in administration are picking up the additional work loads and responding to the needs. The board is Slight ⇢ A2

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Spectra Place, we hardly knew ye. Just over two years after Estevan’s new arena was christened as Spectra Place, it has been announced the name of the facility will be changing to Affinity Place. The new name, which is to reflect the recent partnership between Spectra Credit Union and Affinity Credit Union that was finalized on July 1, will become official as of Jan. 1, 2014. “People in the community have been asking us if the name would change after our partnership took place,” said Tim Schroh, COO of Affinity Credit Union. “Prior to the decision to merge with Affinity Credit Union, one of the key decision factors in choosing a partner was continuing our commitments to our communities. “Now that the partnership has been final-

ized for a few months, we feel that changing the name of the arena to Affinity Place shows that as a credit union, our core value of community support is still in place. It is a firstclass facility, and we are very proud to have the name Affinity attached to it.” During the fundraising effort for the $22 million event centre, Spectra stepped forward to purchase the naming rights for 10 years. Since the partnership was announced earlier this year there has been much speculation about what the new name would be. In a press release it was noted that along with a new name, a new logo has been created

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that incorporates pieces of the Spectra Place logo, and is inspired in part by the architectural design of the complex. The release also noted the new logo will be incorporated into the facility over the next few months. “The City of Estevan is pleased to announce a new facility name, Affinity Place,” added Mayor Roy Ludwig, who was also chairman of the arena committee. “We feel the new name choice carries on the continuity of the former name and will continue with exciting events for Estevan and area to enjoy. We are looking forward to working with our partners at Affinity Credit Union; we appreciate their support of Affinity Place.” As part of the naming rights agreement, all associated costs with the changing of the name and signage are the responsibility of Affinity Credit Union.

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City gets wrist slap for nuclear gauge The City of Estevan has run afoul of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. It was announced last week that officials from the CNSC were in Estevan in late August to inspect a nuclear density gauge. The gauge is used to measure soil density. According to a report from the CNSC, inspectors found 16 violations. Among the transgressions were improper signage and not following transportation requirements. Because of the violations they issued an order that the City must stop using the device.

In an interview Monday, Mayor Roy Ludwig said the majority of the issues stemmed from improper documentation. He added they have already taken steps to rectify the violations. “When you have a nuclear device you have to be very stringent on your paperwork and it appears that we were not as stringent as the guidelines and the training told us that we should be,” Ludwig said. “Our city engineer is going over the shortfalls and where we fell shy of our

commitments to this machine and we will be taking the proper training to ensure this does not happen again.” Ludwig said as of Monday the City had not received permission to resume using the gauge and that CNSC officials will need to conduct another investigation before they give permission. Asked how the matter came to the attention of CNSC officials, Ludwig said he did not have an answer. “I must admit that we were kind of

caught a little bit unaware of this situation until it came forward. But it was brought to our attention that we didn’t do enough documentation and follow the guidelines strictly enough, that it was a concern and the federal people stepped in and said take a timeout.” Ludwig said the City purchased the gauge earlier this year for $68,000. He added that as of Monday there had been no word of whether or not the City would be fined for the violations.

Sights set on this year’s UW Telethon goals The stage may not be set yet, but preparations are well underway for Estevan’s annual United Way Telethon that begins early Friday morning, Oct. 18. The 34-hour event will wind up around 5 p.m. the next day. Dawn Schell, t h i s y e a r ’s c a m p a i g n chairwoman and president, is welcoming everyone to attend the telethon’s venue, the Legion Hall, in downtown Estevan any time during the marathon. I Am the Way is the theme for this year’s event, and the financial goal has been set at $350,000, a modest increase over last year’s target. Since 1977, each October has seen United Wa y b o a r d m e m b e r s , volunteers and community participants get together to successfully reach the annual targeted amount. “It is thanks to the

generosity of the people and businesses in our community that United Way Estevan has been able to reach these goals and support its member agencies and community projects,” said Schell. The entire event will be broadcast live on Access Channel 7 with frequent updates on local radio stations. The telethon will again showcase wonderful local talent, which will include school groups, seniors and church singers as well as dancers, individual vocalists and bands. The organizers noted that there is still room for entertainers, so anyone interested in lending their talents to the effort is invited to contact the UW at 306634-7375 or e-mail them at executivedirector@ unitedwayestevan.com There are a number of committees needed

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to make the telethon a success year after year. These committees include banking, entertainment, facilities, food services, history, phones, cameras, public relations, production, security and the raffle. Schell said United

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U n i t e d Wa y l a r g e s s e every year and they, in turn, contribute to the community with their particular mandates. Some of the projects that are assisted by UW are the Hillcrest School Breakfast Club, Day of Caring and the E C S C h a l l e n g e D a y. A complete list of the member agencies that are recipients of financial support from UW may be found on their website, unitedwayestevan.com. United Way Estevan is a registered charity with 19 current volunteer board members. The committee members said they are still in need of bid items, as well as entertainers for this year’s program. So anyone willing to donate

Slight enrolment increase expected ⇢ A1 meeting next week and I will be prepared to give them a recommendation as to what I believe could be a direction to take, but they will decide.” Keith said that while she was very new to the Holy Family position, she knew Thompson through professional contacts and administrative sessions over the past several years, especially through a principal’s short course program they had been engaged in over the past seven years.

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a homemade item for the auction is asked to contact Wendy at 306-421-7124, Christa at 306-461-9465 or Elizabeth at 306-4212030. “Please come out and join in the fun and excitement,” said Schell. There is a concession service available throughout the event and U W o rg a n i z e r s a d d e d that they were issuing an advance thank you to all those who have lent their support in the past and are willing to step up as repeat volunteers this year or are volunteering for the first time. Schell said they were looking forward to working with everyone so that the community can once again enjoy another great and successful UW Telethon.

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She said Thompson was very dedicated to the profession and the two had been doing a lot of transition work and interfacing frequently over the past several months as they prepared for a new school year. “We’ve just had the funeral and we’re meeting with his family today. These are very difficult times for them, for us, for the division, but we’ll get through them,” she said. On the academic and facility side of the Holy Family operations, Keith said they were prepared to align themselves with the Ministry of Education with a student-first focus that will use individualized instruction when necessary. “We need to improve graduation rates in this province and to do that, we must reach higher levels of student achievements and the way we can do that is by engaging the children in the schools. The staff is there to identify those who need help and should be prepared to provide them with life-long skills they can take with them as they go,” said Keith. The experienced educator/administrator said Saskatchewan is blessed with some powerful school divisions and she has always been a believer in focusing on strengths rather than always looking at weaknesses. “Focus on strong, not always on wrong,” she said. “If we can work from a base of talent and a base of where we know we have strength, then we create a hope-filled environment that lets us all journey together and that includes the child, the parents, the teachers, support staff, the community and the parish,” she said in conclusion.


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CBP unveils new fortress of security By Jordan Baker Of The Mercury Travellers to North Dakota will have certainly noticed the physical changes to the United States port of entry at North Portal. The port recently received a grand promotion in stature, turning it into the fortress-like compound that now creates quite the shadow for the Canadian port to relax in. With the construction of the new building coming in at 33,000 square feet, the port of entry is now 10 times larger than it used to be. What exactly is filling this building is what was on display when the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided an inside look at the facility and its four buildings on Sept. 5. What most cross-border commuters will notice is the addition of primary inspection booths. Three will be accessible at all times, and there are an additional two lanes for passenger-vehicle traffic. Brent Beeter, Customs and Border Protection officer, said the additional lanes will open during peak traffic times, on long weekends, and holiday Mondays when a lot of Canadians make a trip south. Fake owls sit above the booths in order to keep birds from nesting in the overhangs above. The size of the operation should help process and inspect the 100,000 vehicles and commercial trucks passing through the Portal Port of Entry each year. In 2012, 104,527 passenger cars and 105,330 commercial trucks transited through the port. Beeter noted they are short staffed right now and hoping to have more personnel coming. Right now they don’t have the people to fill the building, so portions are strategically closed off at various times of the day so employees can focus on necessary areas. The new facility includes a defensive tactics and training area and a gun range. Every three months, all CBP personnel are trained in intermediate force and take part in shooting exercises. Beeter said having a gun range on site is a real luxury after years of having to find a field or gravel pit in the middle of winter to practice. Brian King, CBP public affairs liaison, said the officers at the primary booths know who is approaching them before they stop because of technology in passports and other documents

The Portal Port of Entry has ballooned in size from a 3,000 square foot building to 33,000 square feet across four buildings. that signal their system before the vehicle comes to a stop. “As the vehicle is travelling up to our officer, he or she, has got an idea of who’s in that vehicle, if you have the right documents. If it’s a Nexus card or a trusted traveler document that would cue in our system and our officer would be aware, before the vehicle even stops, OK I’ve got two trusted travelers coming into my lane. It gives that officer an idea of what they’re dealing with ahead of time.” The yellow pylons commuters will see detect radiation, even trace amounts. Beeter said a lot of what sets them off are medical treatments, including someone who has undergone some cancer treatments. If alarm bells are set off at the primary inspection, drivers are asked to take their vehicles to a second set of pylons where the officer can then identify if radiation is coming from the driver or from the vehicle. One of the biggest parts of the CBP operation at Portal that most commuters will not see is the rail inspection division, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Regular border crossers know fruits grown in the U.S. and purchased in Canada are not allowed back into the United States. Ron Melton, CBP’s agriculture specialist, said that’s because once a product is exported, the U.S. loses track of it. If a product is sitting on a shelf next to produce from another country there could potentially be cross contamination. “Once it leaves, it’s not allowed back in,” he said. The list of what is and

isn’t allowed to cross is constantly changing, said Melton. A recent addition to the blacklist is tomatoes and peppers due to a disease called mosaic virus. “They can’t come down,” said Melton. “This is actually an unfortunate situation. Two years ago tomatoes and peppers from Canada were allowed, and the reason they’re not allowed now is because a couple of unscrupulous importers in Canada started bringing in tomatoes and peppers from Belgium, where this virus is found. They started relabelling them as products of Canada and distributed them all over Canada, and then they got caught.” The USDA as a whole, spends about $120 billion every year to try and eradicate invasive and non-native pests. Beeter said what many people don’t realize, because North Dakota is landlocked, is that Portal is still the first point of contact for many imported goods from Asia, Europe and elsewhere. Goods arriving in Vancouver from China are not inspected by Canadian customs because the shipments are bonded and destined for American soil. From Vancouver, cargo is sent by rail across Canada and isn’t inspected until it reaches Portal. Commercial trucks passing through the port are scanned by the mobile Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS), which uses gamma rays to detect possible discrepancies in cargo. Operator Ryan Ziliak likened the scan to an X-ray that uses 1,000 times less radiation than what someone would receive at a dental exam.

A truck enters the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VASIC), which scans commercial vehicles with a gamma rays.

These radiation pylons will scan vehicles that set off any preliminary radiation alarm bells. These detect even trace amounts of radiation and will detect someone who has undergone any recent radiation therapy. He said the operators are looking for colour in wheel wells, on the underside of flatbed trucks and inside the cargo that might identify something that shouldn’t be

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Chamber plan will focus on investment attraction, labour issues They are not quite pushing the reset button, but a recently completed economic development plan by the Estevan Chamber of Commerce has set a future path for the organization. The chamber, along with its partners at the City of Estevan and RM of Estevan, have been hard at work on the plan for well over a year. Chamber director Michel Cyrenne said that work has led to three priorities that will be their focus in the future. Overall, Cyrenne said he is pleased with the final document and looks forward to putting their work into action. “It’s good to have specific direction from the City and RM,” Cyrenne said. “This gives us more specific intangibles where we know exactly what we are doing going forward. It’s exciting and it’s a bit of a relief too that we know exactly what is expected of us, and if we are delivering, they can be happy with that, and if we don’t, we both know it. “It’s almost a fresh start where we can say this is exactly what we are focusing on.” Cyrenne said they initially had a list of seven goals but condensed it to three focal points, which each have three specific initiatives. The first goal is investment attraction promotion, which will centre on creating a good business environment in Estevan and area. Cyrenne said among the initiatives falling under that topic is the creation of the Estevan Energy Expo. “It would be a bi-annual conference on the opposite years of the Weyburn (Oil Show),” he said. “It will not be exclusive to oil, it will showcase our broader energy assets like geo-thermal, coal mining, potash along with oil and gas. We are looking at doing that in June of next year.” The second initiative is to focus on attracting more retail and entertainment investment to the city. Cyrenne said Estevan is unique among many Saskatchewan communities due to its younger populace and higher income levels, and he feels there are many opportunities for increasing the number of retail and entertainment offerings. The third initiative is for the chamber to attend more conferences and trade shows to highlight the local investment opportunities. Cyrenne added their second goal touches on labour recruitment and retention, which he noted is probably the biggest issue facing Estevan businesses. He noted one of their initiatives is to develop a student workforce. “Our strategy is to streamline that shift from education to the workforce,”

said Cyrenne, who added the chamber has been working with a number of local educators on the matter. “We have been trying to identify what are some of the hurdles in going from high school to further education or to the workforce and trying to come up with some strategies so we can deal with those issues.” Cyrenne said the chamber will also work to attract more international students to the area. “That would be more of a longterm solution but we have been working with the regional college and business to attract and develop prospective employees that we can train here and enter them into the workforce.” On the retention side, Cyrenne said they plan to work with the City on a beautification strategy that will place a focus on roads, parks and pathways. The third goal is business growth, development and retention, which places an emphasis on creating a positive business environment. Cyrenne said they would like to re-focus on promoting Estevan as Saskatchewan’s energy capital. “We want to focus on the advantages we have and come up with a specific branding initiative and make sure that the energy industry and Estevan are synonymous nationally and even internationally,” said Cyrenne, who added they will also do more to promote the city’s story.

“This gives us more specific intangibles where we know exactly what we are doing going forward.”

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“We have a unique story here in terms of the economy. We want to brag about that and let the world know what is going on here and let them know there is great investment opportunities and career opportunities here.” Although the four other goals — which touched on such matters as infrastructure and the revitalization of downtown Estevan — are not focal points at the moment, Cyrenne said they will be placed on the backburner until work on the first is completed.

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As for how the chamber will go about implementing the development plan, Cyrenne said they are working with a firm from Regina on an implementation strategy. “We want to make sure that we can identify if success and progress is being made on each event. Our two local councils here invest in the chamber of commerce in terms of a contract for economic development and I am sure they want to see a return on that. “Council will be aware of how good of a job we are doing, or not doing if that is the case, and it helps them in terms of resources for the future. We want to make sure that we have got timetables on everything so we can say that by this time next year, this is the stage we should be at.” The chamber is also resuming its monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Allies Fine Dining. This month’s speaker is Tim Cheeseman, who will speak o n t h e R M o f E s t e v a n ’s o ff i c i a l community plan.


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Golf tourney to raise funds for Young Focus

Paul van Wijgerden has never been to Estevan. But for someone born in the Netherlands who now lives in the Philippines, he has a pretty good knowledge of the city. That’s largely because Estevan residents, as they often do, have stepped up for a good cause. In this case, the cause is Young Focus, an organization he founded with his wife Ann, to help Filipino children who live in the slums of Manila. A number of residents have made donations to Young Focus and have helped the van Wijgerdens assist children in the area known as Smoky Mountain, which is, literally, a mountain of garbage where thousands of people live in some of the toughest conditions possible. Young Focus has a variety of programs with many of them focused on ensuring the children on Smoky Mountain are able to get a proper education. Both Paul and Ann will be in Estevan over the next few days for the Young Focus golf tournament Sept. 18 at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club. The cost for the tournament is $100. Anyone interested in playing or donating may contact tareina@nutnaeart.com. All money raised at the initial event will go towards the organization, which does not receive any government support and must rely solely on the generosity of its donors.

Paul van Wijgerden In an interview over Skype prior to his departure for Canada, van Wijgerden noted his exposure to Estevan came through Tareina Hunt, who spent six months in the Philippines volunteering at their child care centre. van Wijgerden said they get a number of volunteers at their centre, most of them from the Netherlands. However, he noted

that Hunt stepped up on the financial side, getting a number of financial sponsorships and commitments from friends and businesses in Estevan. “To me personally it was a great encouragement when Tareina was here,” van Wijgerden said. “It started first with the Christmas project giving out meals to families in the garbage town. She did the fundraising for that. “We have this love to learn class that is for drop out kids that don’t go to school anymore and she felt that all of those kids need to be sponsored so she started communicating and a lot of people responded. A whole class of 25 kids was sponsored.” Prior to Hunt’s arrival, van Wijgerden said the

majority of their funds came from the Netherlands. They also looked towards England but then shifted to Canada thanks to the help of Hunt and friends. “We needed a lot of equipment for that as well, like computers and a printer to set up a public relations and communications department,” he said. “Friends of Tareina helped with that and did fundraising so overall it is just a tremendous boost in a new direction for Young Focus. We are a small organization and we want to develop and grow and we want more kids to go to school and get off the dump.” Although he had been to Canada before, van Wijgerden admitted his knowledge of the country was limited to Ontario, Quebec and B.C. However, when money began flowing in from Estevan he was eager to learn more about the city. “Thank God for Google Maps,” he joked. “I even went on Google street view and walked around the streets. It was very interesting talking to Tareina because she was talking about her city and how near they are to the United States. For me it was a new area. “It was funny because when you start looking for other places where you can do fundraising, you think of big cities because that is where the people are. But there has been an amazing response from Estevan.

Living Well With Cancer retreat Saturday in Estevan A retreat aimed at helping those battling cancer will be held Saturday in Estevan. The Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Cancer Society is hosting a Living Well With Cancer Retreat at the Days Inn. The retreat will take place throughout the day and will feature a number of speakers and informational items. Debra Polischuk of the CCS said the retreat is a day for people in the southeast to come together and meet their fellow survivors. “It’s a day where they can look for education, inspiration, hope,” Polischuk said. “A lot of it is educational but it is also fellowship.”

Three keynote speakers are scheduled for the retreat and each will touch on important topics for those who are in the midst of their cancer journey. Dr. Marika Geis is a naturopathic doctor who Polischuk said will make a presentation on integrated cancer care. “Integrated Cancer Care is something that people are quite interested in,” she said. “It’s working with mainstream treatments but it is also looking at using other natural forms of medicine to help reduce the side effects of chemo and radiation. “A lot of people turn to naturopathic or homeopathic medicine in building up their immune system after their cancer treat-

ments are complete. It’s a topic that people are quite interested in.” Stacey Drebnicki of Estevan will speak to those in attendance about the importance of exercise for cancer survivors from diagnosis through treatment. Drebnicki is a certifi ed personal trainer and paramedic. “Stacey will also be doing some gentle stretching and correct walking exercises,” Polischuk said. The third keynote speaker is registered psychologist Joanne Frederick. A cancer survivor herself, Frederick will touch on the practice of mindfulness and how it can empower people in their day-to-day lives. “We are hoping that

we will get in a little bit of practice both with the mindfulness and the stress reduction,” P olis chuk added. Registration for the retreat is between 9:45 and 10 a.m. while the retreat will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend but anyone attending is required to pre-register by Sept. 11. To register people may call 1-800263-6750. Polischuk said they are excited to bring this event to people in the southeast. “This all came as a result of the Survivor’s Tea and having a discussion and saying ‘What do you need in your community? What would you like to see?’

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Whenever I talk to people I always mention there is this city there and you will not believe what comes out of it.” van Wijgerden estimated that between 30 and 40 children are being sponsored by Estevan and area donors that contribute money each month. Those contributions allow Young Focus to bring a child into their program at Kindergarten and stay until they hopefully decide to attend college. Donations from local residents helped around 95 kids enjoy Christmas as well. One of the most recent initiatives for Young Focus was the creation of what is called Childcare Plus. Prior to its creation Young Focus

had no programs for kids between the ages of four and eight. van Wijgerden said Childcare Plus has filled in that gap. “There was a gap that needed to be filled and I thought it was all too big and too costly. I was already worried about the other programs that also needed funding. Tareina was really the motivator behind it.” van Wijgerden said Young Focus has enough finances for the first year of Childcare Plus and will need to raise more money for the following years. He noted the money raised at the golf tournament will go towards their various programs including Childcare Plus.

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September 11, 2013

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Letting them know about the Estevan we know The time is ripe for Estevan’s generosity to shine through. We aren’t asking for finances, but rather a little generosity of spirit, which is something else we have in abundance. Many local citizens, especially several of our long-time residents, lament the fact the Estevan they once knew is gone. It is being replaced by a new generation of citizens and many of the veteran citizens don’t really like what they’re seeing. They fear that Estevan is losing its old soul and replacing it with a hard unforgiving soul, one that requires a faster pace of living and working and doesn’t have time for casual exchanges. Well, there are a variety of things that can be done to change our social culture for the better that requires no financial investment and no additional time or talent. There is one significant thing happening in our city in the near future that should help us take a few steps toward connecting with our new neighbours with the upcoming Culture Collage. What better way to learn about the differences and similarities we share with our new residents who have arrived in Estevan from other countries? We need to share some time with new arrivals from other provinces as well. They too need indoctrination into some of our quirky characteristics in the Energy City, stuff that sets us apart from others. But before we get mingling in contrived settings, such as those that will be afforded us at the Collage events … could we not explore some simple, no-cost genuine activities that would bring us together in this quickly growing city? How about a simple smile and a quiet “hi there,” to a stranger on the street? Newcomers from Toronto, New York or New Delhi are taken aback when a complete stranger passes them on the street and issues a simple hello. They have come from colder social climates where it’s impossible to greet everyone they passed on the street. But it’s still possible here. Why not a casual comment on weather with the stranger in the lineup at the checkout counter or in the fresh food aisle at the grocery store? What does it cost you? Smile and talk about chicken parts if you wish, but let them know you see them and you’re open to a return smile and a quick exchange. Who knows, you might be making their day. Maybe you’ll bump into them again in a week or a month. We could take our warm welcome approaches to other levels. Many of our new citizens play soccer but what about our version of football or hockey? Do they know much about the game? Do you care that they don’t know much about the game? Do you think they might be interested in them? Would they join you at a Bruin game? We’re betting a lot of new residents don’t know much about curling or baseball. Maybe they’d be interested if we were interested in teaching them. The same thing could be said about our arts and cultural communities. We have a lot we can teach and a lot we could learn. Estevan can be inclusive, not exclusive. It can start with a smile and a quiet “hi” at a street crosswalk or checkout line.

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

Time to get tough It was one of those things that may have once seemed comical. Today, however, it serves as a reminder of how serious a problem drunk driving is in this province. Two men were both charged with impaired driving after crashing their pickups into each other, according to front page story in The Regina Leader-Post late last month. The accident occurred at 1:18 a.m. Aug. 30 on the Trans-Canada Highway about one kilometre west of Pilot Butte when a Ford Raptor collided with a GMC Sierra as both were heading east. The accident caused both vehicles to roll, with the Raptor winding up in the ditch and the Sierra in the median. Charged in the incident were a 20-year-old man who was driving the Raptor and a 40-year-old man in the Sierra. A female passenger in the Raptor was transported to hospital SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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How to identify a bully I have several thoughts about bullying. The stuff about preying on the weak … those without guile and lacking street smarts. I have been told I am too skeptical, cynical and filled with conspiracy theories, and at the same time I’m too open and willing to accept certain things at face value. That’s oxymoron stuff. How can that be? Especially how can that be when you’re as simpleminded as I am? I generally blame my chosen profession for these walls of skepticism. When you’ve been fed too much malarkey for too many years you tend to choke on the aftertaste. It’s an affliction you get if you hang out too long around politicians, preachers, self-help gurus, cyber scammers, motivational speakers and combinations thereof. Bullies aren’t bullies unless you let them be bullies. Or if you don’t like that one … how about this: Some bullies don’t even know they’re bullies. Or, some bullies have to be bullies because they’ve been trained to be bullies. In high school, I played football. I was often found on the offensive line. I got knocked down a lot because I was too small, and at that time, too light. Those who did the knocking down were by definition physical bullies. In our league, we had no weight or age classifications. You played or you didn’t. One particular bully, Keith,

Norm Park All Things Considered who played defence for the Panthers, a team from another town we met three times each season, was the baddest of all bullies. Keith played on the defensive line, right across from me and his shortest route to our quarterback was through me. In one game, he stepped on my hand and broke one of my fingers. I figure it was on purpose. He also knocked the wind out of me three times in that same game. Three times! I was a mess of dirt and humiliation. I rose from my burial ground the third time and after about 40 seconds managed to point at the referee who was standing over me with the football, impatiently waiting for me to get up so he could reset the ball for the next play, while a trainer was slapping my face thinking I may have fainted. Trainers weren’t that well trained in those days. They were usually the guys who didn’t like football but liked to hang around cheerleaders. “Don’t you see what he’s doing?” I gasped, fighting for the second last breath of what I thought was going to be my endof-life moment. “Doing what? I didn’t see anything,” said the referee, who also happened to be our Grade

with non-life-threatening injuries, but neither driver required medical attention. Admittedly, to have two impaired drivers in the same accident is a rarity. And 30-plus years ago when drinking and driving was somehow more culturally acceptable — especially in rural settings like the one I grew up in — it might not have raised many eyebrows. But after decades of carnage on our highways, we thankfully take drunk driving more seriously today. It is for that reason that maybe all of us have to take a second look at new Saskatchewan legislative committee recommendations surrounding impaired driving and ask whether they go far enough. By an ironic coincidence, the very day that the bizarre drunk driving story ran in the newspaper was the day that the Legislature’s Traffic Safety Committee released its report, a report that groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) said fell short. Admittedly, the report did have some solid enough recommendations like zero tolerance for drivers under Saskatchewan’s legal drinking age (19 years) caught driving. But one recommendation that both MADD and the NDP opposition said needed to be included was an immediate three-day impoundment of vehicles for any caught with blood alcohol content readings of .05. Some critics of the recommendation complain that it is far too draconian. They argue that it infringes on people’s property rights and that it would be grossly unfair for people who need their vehicle to make a living to lose their jobs

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11 social studies teacher who had just given me a 78 per cent on a mid-term paper, so I wasn’t going to argue too vehemently. “He’s kneeing me big time, every time,” I complained. “So?” That was his response. “So?” Kneeing, apparently, is legal in football. Four plays later, Henry, the biggest guy on our team ran after Keith, the largest guy on the Panthers, and pretty well hammered him right smartly. The fact he did it well after the whistle was even more entertaining. They were ejected from the game, Henry with bruised ribs and knuckles, Keith with a bloody nose and mouth. I stayed in the game, windless and winless. Justice done. Years later I met Keith at a wedding dance. We shared a few Bacardi family treats and toasted one another. He was still over 250 pounds, so any more physical revenge was far down my agenda. He swore he couldn’t remember that particular game or events. “Aw, I was in so many fights back then, hard to remember any one in particular,” he laughed. “Thank God I grew out of that stuff. Hey, let me buy ya another one and we’ll talk about cheerleaders.” Keith went from being a bully to being my next best friend for two more hours. But if we meet up again, he’s still going to buy the first round.

over one or two beers. After all, the Criminal Code states it’s not illegal to drive if you have a blood alcohol reading under .08. Legislative Secretary and traffic safety committee chair Darryl Hickie was slightly more diplomatic, explaining that government members thought it better to proceed in a more “incremental” way. But NDP MLA and deputy chair Danielle Chartier, NDP MLA said the Sask. Party government is simply choosing “to ignore important evidence presented by policy experts in the field of traffic safety, and with that will be putting Saskatchewan lives at risk.” Chartier noted that both B.C. and Alberta have moved to the .05-three-day impoundment and have seen drunkdriving related fatalities decline. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan continues to suffer from the highest alcohol-related fatality rate among the provinces. “Suspensions are easy to live with. Many people drive while suspended,” Chartier said. “In fact, we heard up to 70 per cent of people will drive while suspended. It’s much harder to hide a three-day vehicle impoundment from your spouse or your parents than a short-term license suspension.” Admittedly, in a province with a large rural base, such measures are tough for a government to implement — especially with rural hotel owners’ concerns that it will hamper business. But maybe it’s time we started to see drunk driving for what it is, a real danger, rather than a laughing matter we once thought it to be.

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Letters to the Editor

Writer unhappy with Envision clarifies role in play coverage of trial The Editor: As a non-Estevan resident reading the article “Sexual assault claims come into question at trial” I am struck by the biased reporting and leading headline. The story states the trial was Monday to Friday however the witness quotes were only reported from Thursday, and focused on the defense. Where are quotes from the other days? Where are quotes from the Crown witnesses and the prosecution? This stand-alone story which only focuses on the defense leaves the reader with an impression that a victim of sexual assault lied about the incident, instead of presenting an unbiased account of the court proceedings. Biased reporting such as this reinforces the fear that victims have when gathering courage to report a sexual assault. Statistically in Canada we know that less than 10 per cent of victims report sexual assaults, and in Saskatchewan we are diligently working to create a climate in which no victim fears to come forward. As such, we urge further reports of this case to be presented fair and unbiased. Dianna Graves Executive Director Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan

TD spearheads tree planting program in Energy City The employees of the TB Bank in Estevan will be doing their part to help the environment this month. Through a press release it was announced that Estevan has been selected as one of the TD Tree Days planting locations. The planting will take place on September 14, at 9 a.m. in the Estevan Leisure Centre parking lot. According to a recently released TD Friends of the Environment Foundation survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid, 68 per cent of Canadians are concerned about the loss of green space in their community. With a loss of these beloved spaces potentially on the horizon, Canadians indicate that they, themselves, and their community could take a more proactive role in improving their community. In fact, three in four (73 per cent) agree that they can personally do more to contribute to a greener community, while nine in ten (85 per cent) believe that the community should take on more responsibility to green their communities. “Although many Canadians are concerned about the loss of green spaces in their communities, we know that many are looking for ways to make a difference,” said Mary Desjardins, executive director, TD FEF. “TD’s flagship volunteer program — TD Tree Days — offers Canadians a fun, easy way to give back. We invite those who want to lend a hand in growing the green spaces in their community to join us this Fall as we plant 45,000 trees nationwide.” Over the last three years, thousands of TD Tree Days volunteers – from Brownies to bankers – have planted over 80,000 trees in urban environments across Canada. Throughout September and early October, volunteers will plant another 45,000 trees at more than 140 events coast to coast. TD Tree Days is part of TD Forests, which works to grow North American forest areas and encourage responsible paper use. Key elements of the program include TD Green Streets and a major conservation initiative through which TD works with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and The Nature Conservancy in the U.S. to help protect critical North American forest habitat.

The Editor: Last week, an article appeared in The Mercury and advertising posters were distributed around Estevan promoting Weyburn’s Crocus 80 Theatre Group and its production of Collateral Bodies, which will be performed in Estevan, Weyburn, and Carlyle on three separate nights in October. Envision Counselling and Support Centre is pleased that a play highlighting injustices against women in different cultures is coming to the Southeast. It could be inferred from the articles and advertising that Envision and Crocus 80 have formally partnered in a fundraising venture. However, Envision is not involved in the actual production of Collateral Bodies or its advertising, marketing, or promotion. Crocus 80 requested Envision’s help to provide a counsellor on the night of each performance to give counselling sup-

port and information on abuse and sexual assault, which is standard practice for a play of this kind. Our participation was not intended to include financial gain at its conclusion. Envision is a grateful member agency of United Way, therefore we would never enter into a fundraising initiative: 1) without the permission of United Way and 2) during the black-out period for fundraising, September 1 to November 30, as agreed upon in our United Way Member Agreement contract. We hope this letter clarifies any misunderstanding regarding Envision’s role with Crocus 80’s upcoming production and wish them every success with their play. Patt Lenover-Adams Executive Director, Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.

Green Party happy for family The Editor: A couple of weeks after the Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) first took up the cause of the Morris family of Lampman and their impounded truck, the truck has finally been released. This is not only a great day for the Morris family but for all Saskatchewan people. Being able to own and protect property is fundamental to our way of life. The outcome of this two-year ordeal for the Morris family should restore our faith in the system. Premier Brad Wall deserves a sincere thank you for going to bat for the Morris family, to help them get their vehicle back. The Premier deserves credit for intervening on behalf of Alison and her family. If he had not helped free the vehicle, it would have been destroyed.

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South
East
Cornerstone
Public
School
Division
No.
209
 SCHOOL
COMMUNITY
COUNCILS
 


PUBLIC
CALL
FOR
NOMINATIONS
 AND


NOTICE
OF
ANNUAL
GENERAL
MEETINGS
 
 The
Community
Councils
of
the
following
schools
herby
call
for
Nominations
for
Representative
Parent
 and
Community
Members
 
 Eligibility
to
run
to
become
a
Representative
Parent
and
Community
Member:

(1)

Parents
of
students
 who
are
enrolled
in
the
school
(including
parents
who
do
not
reside
within
the
attendance
area
of
the
 school);
and/or
(2)

Electors
that
reside
within
the
school
attendance
area.
 
 These
provisions
specifically
do
not
limit
or
restrict
the
election
or
participation
in
voting
of
parents
who
 may
be
employed
by
the
school
division
and
have
students
attending
the
particular
school.
 
 Nomination
Forms
are
available
at
each
school
and
must
be
returned
to
the
school
during
regular
office
 hours
by
the
date
of
the
annual
meeting.
 
 The
Annual
Meeting
for
the
following
School
Community
Councils
will
be
convened
at
the
following
 schools:
 
 Estevan
Comprehensive
School
 Wednesday,
October
16,
2013
–
7:00
pm
 Hillcrest
School
 Monday,
September
23,
2013
–
6:30
pm
 Pleasantdale
School
 Monday,
October
21,
2013
–
7:00
pm
 Spruce
Ridge
School
 Wednesday,
October
9,
2013
–
7:00
pm


Please contact your school principal for Information regarding School Community Councils

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Compassionate response team ready to respond A traumatic event that exposes a number of people to the trauma that may follow can have a lasting negative effect on them unless they receive some professional assistance. That’s why the Southeast Compassionate Response Team (SECRT), a group of volunteers from assorted professions, is going to work in Estevan and Weyburn and the immediate surrounding areas. “We want to provide a resource of professional care that people can access,” said Sandy Spencer Johnson, one of 17 volunteers who are willing to provide their time and talent for the cause. They are coming together to meet the needs of people involved in traumatic events. The team will have interaction with other agencies such as Victim Services, while reaching out to people who may be traumatized in a workplace or public facility where a tragic or traumatic event has taken place. “There is a gap there sometimes and it needs to be filled,” said Johnson. The team members have already been trained in critical incident stress debriefing tactics, and they are prepared to respond when needed. The mission statement, she said, “is not to guide people through the process of grief, but rather to help them cope with the initial shock of the traumatic event. This may be done through offering a listening ear and appropriate referral to agencies in our community. Through this process of listening and referral, we hope to alleviate some of the pain.” These debriefing and/or response sessions may be of one to three hours duration, depending on the circumstances. “There can be a lot of stress associated with an oilfield or agriculture incident. It can affect not only family but also neighbours and co-workers. School divisions already have debriefing teams, but we might be able to help them too. Emergency medical services people even have to use a debriefing system at times. First responders, fire department volunteers, they require assistance at times. This won’t be a personal grief counselling service. Others provide that, but we can help people work through the initial shock of disasters such as flooding or fires or any other tragic event.” The initial contact allows the trained volunteer to defuse some of the trauma immediately following a major event.

“We help them get to a self-care base. There is debriefing and then we’ll go in a bit later and help them out. It’s meant to be a one-time early response service,” Johnson said. “We have all taken an intensive course in critical incident stress debriefing and we all come from various agencies. Our service is not one that is going to replace counsellors, but rather something the victims or their friends, co-workers and families can use to help them pick up some coping mechanisms,” she added. The service is provided free, except for payment for the counsellor’s mileage costs if the call is outside the immediate city. A call to 306-848-3250 gets the process underway. There will be other operating expenses associated with the service and Johnson said any financial donations to help them curb those costs, will be appreciated, although the group is reluctant to actively seek sponsors. “It is a non-profit operation that we hope will fill the void, and there are identified costs associated with this service, so any help on that level will be greatly appreciated,” Johnson said. The response team will provide an active short-term supportive helping process that is not psychotherapy or a replacement for it. There are three goals the team members will attempt to accomplish, Johnson said. First, they will meet with the group to help stabilize the situation and give them as much information as they can about what has occurred. This step does not go into detail about the event, instead the time is used to give the facts as they are known to help minimize rumours and to get everyone on the same page. The next step will see them give self-care information to those involved in the incident to help reduce symptoms of stress in an effort to help the individuals adapt to a healthy level of functioning. With this information and resources provided, it is believed the healing process can begin and individuals can start to rely on their own coping mechanisms. In the third phase, the team members provide individuals with contact information to access appropriate resources should they need further help in the future. All members of SECRT come from various backgrounds in the human services field, but their work within SECRT carries no specific professional title. They are going to be there to help because the need has been identified.

Weyburn Inland Terminal enjoys strong first half The first half of 2013 was profitable for Weyburn Inland Terminal Ltd. Driven by improvements across all business sectors after two years of flood affected operations,WIT reported after-tax earnings of $1,474,000 ($0.27/share) on sales of over $120,000,000 for the January-to-June period — up from $1,345,000 ($0.25/share) in the same period in Fiscal 2012. The grain, special crops and feed pelleting businesses all improved after a return to more normal crop production in 2012, and continued strong sales from the crop inputs business was also very positive. Results from NorAmera BioEnergy showed significant improvement, and diversification investments in Alliance Grain Terminal and Alliance Seed have also been positive for WIT. “The efficiencies that have been built into the terminal’s operations over the years have provided a strong competitive presence and benefitted our shareholders and customers” said Company President Claude Carles. “The Board of Directors are all local farmers, and are focused on ensuring WIT is a strong participant in the local farm economy in the future. We believe that the competitive presence and focus on farmers’ needs that comes from being farmer owned and controlled will continue to pay off for both customers and shareholders in the long term, and we look forward to continuing to grow for the benefit of both.” Retained earnings increased to $31,346,000 from $30,657,000 a year ago. After an August semi-annual dividend declaration of $0.10 per common share, dividends

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Pleasantdale School unveils playground equipment

Students attending Pleasantdale School in Estevan were joined by staff, parents and School Community Council (SCC) members last Thursday evening for the official launching of the new equipment in the school’s playground area. The multi-featured activity centre includes all kinds of climbing, sliding and movement features that will intrigue the youngsters during their recess periods as well as before and after school adventures. Principal Michelle Smart and SCC president Kim Toombs noted the equipment that cost about $60,000 was installed through the efforts of several school and community volunteers. Toombs added that a plaque containing the names of 21 financial contributors who injected $1,500 or more into the purchase, was to be unveiled that same night as a means of thanking them for their interest in the community’s public school system. Both women were later presented with bouquets of flowers for their leadership efforts and Estevan City Councillor Chris Istace had the honour of cutting the ribbon that officially launched the new playground apparatus and centre. The kids, however, were well ahead of the program organizers,

as they played on the new equipment during the opening ceremonies, with the blessings of the organizers. “It was a lot of work but it also provided lots of laughs and only a few tears,” joked Smart as she spoke to a group of about 100 who had gathered for the event that also featured barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs. “I was really amazed at the amount of support we received for the project,” Smart added. “The volunteers, and there were several, well, there was nothing they wouldn’t do, whether it was working with shovels and rakes and moving sand to the installation. Kim and Kevin Toombs worked countless hours in making this happen.” In response, Toombs said a big thank you was due to Smart and the Pleasantdale staff for accepting the ideas and concepts that the SCC brought to their table. “Whatever idea I had, we had, you were supportive and dedicated. You even put in three hard days of volunteer work, in the rain and then shovelling sand,” she said with a laugh. Istace noted how interactive the school has been through Twitter and other media

Councillor Chris Istace cut the ribbon that officially welcomed the new playground equipment into the Pleasantdale School community last week. Istace also joined Principal Michelle Smart (left) and School Community Council representative Kim Toombs in unveiling the plaque that recognized the 21 major donors who helped make the installation of the new equipment possible. and they were a fine example of showing the community how things can get done. “Whether it’s open house events, council information items, kids doing research,

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Central city flasher being sought by police A flasher in the central area of the city last week is the subject of an ongoing police investigation according to information released by the Estevan Police Service (EPS). Around 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 2 a 20-year-old woman was the victim of an act of indecent exposure in the south central part of the city when an unknown man walked out of some nearby bushes and exposed his genitals to the woman as she was driving past him. The man is described as being Caucasian, approximately 20 years old and about 5’8” with a thin build. He had brown hair that was short on the sides and spiked on top. Anyone with further information regarding this event or a similar incident is asked to contact the EPS. In other policing activities following the Labour Day weekend, police followed up on a report of a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind a school in the northeast area of the city. The vehicle’s operator was informed that he would not be able to sleep in his car in this particular area of the city. EPS then received a report of three young people, all under the age of 12, who were being cruel to animals in the south central part of the city. The police investigation into the incident(s) revealed one male as the main suspect. The boy and his family were spoken to by police regarding his actions. An erratic driver was also spoken to by police regarding his driving activities, but no further policing action was deemed necessary at the time. Next on the EPS agenda was a 32-year-old Estevan man who was spoken to by police following some harassing behaviour he had exhibited towards a female in the southeast area of the city.

A man, attempting to scale the wall of a residence using a ladder was reported to police that same night. He was confronted by the homeowner and at that point, fled the scene. Police were not able to locate him following the incident. EPS members next came across an unoccupied vehicle with expired registration that was stopped partially on a street in the central area of the city. While the vehicle was being towed, a 31-year-old Estevan man who had been driving the vehicle returned to the scene as a passenger in a vehicle being operated by a 22-year-old Benson man. Both men were arrested on outstanding warrants and the 22-year-old was also arrested for driving while impaired and driving while his blood-alcohol content was over .08 per cent. Both men were lodged in cells pending a court appearance the following day and a future court date in Carlyle in response to the outstanding warrants. A loud disturbance on the city’s northeast side attracted police attention Sept. 3. Police investigation revealed there had been a disagreement between two young men, aged 16 and 18 regarding an airsoft/pellet gun. It was learned the two males were acquaintances, but the airsoft gun was seized and the incident remains under investigation. On the night of Sept. 4, police were alerted to the fact that an intoxicated man was wandering on the streets in Estevan and had almost been struck by a passing motorist. The man was located and lodged in cells until sober. He was examined to see if he had sustained any injuries in the incident. He had not been injured, but he was charged

for being intoxicated in public. On the night of Sept 5, EPS members checked a vehicle and its occupant on the north side of the city after they observed the vehicle being driven in an erratic manner. A 48-year-old man was found to be impaired, so he was arrested and charged accordingly and now has an October court date. On Sept 7, EPS members were called to a local mobile home park in response to several calls from a man in the area who felt insecure in his surroundings. Police offered him a safe place to sleep for the remainder of the evening and he accepted the invitation. EPS members also dealt with an impaired driver who was booked and lodged in cells for impaired driving and driving while over .08 on the night of Sept. 7. The man told EPS officers that his eight-year-old daughter was at home alone and he had to get home for that reason. Police asked members of the local detachment of the RCMP to follow up on the situation and it was revealed that the man was lying to police in an attempt to get out of the police cells, so he was handed a further charge of mischief that will be addressed at his next court appearance. Police were next called to the local exhibition grounds to check on a man who was acting in a peculiar fashion. Complainants state that the man in question was generally bothering people and asking for cigarettes while leading a horse around the exhibition grounds. Police found the man and the horse and arrested him for being intoxicated in public and further investigation revealed that he was not the owner or keeper of the horse, so charges of mischief were added to the list as he was lodged in cells until sober.

Recycling thief sought The members of the Estevan detachment of the RCMP are on the lookout for the recycling bandit. Police report that sometime between early Saturday morning, Sept. 7 and noon Monday, Sept. 9, two truckloads of recyclable cans that had been stored in black garbage bags in a quonset building just south of Benson had been stolen. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact the local detachment at 306-637-4400 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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role in our economy with a facility that develops ethane and other natural gas liquids that are in high demand by the market in Western Canada,” said Doug Kelln, president and CEO of SaskEnergy. “BESCO’s additional investment in this project will enhance provincial infrastructure that supports the supply of natural gas from southeast Saskatchewan to SaskEnergy’s growing residential, business and industrial customer base.” This project will provide SaskEnergy with revenue sources related to accessing gas for extraction, the amount of NGLs produced by the plant, and the increased volume of natural gas delivered on the system. “As oil and gas producers develop the Bakken play, it is important that the infrastructure that supports this investment in Saskatchewan provides sustainable market access and value to all stakeholders,” said Terry Killackey, CEO of Mistral Midstream. “Our venture with BESCO, which targets NGLs, will be an important element of the hydrocarbon value chain that is being established in Saskatchewan”. Construction on the facility will begin in 2014, and the plant is expected to be operational in early 2015.

Saskatchewan job growth continues Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate has been the lowest in the country for the eighth month in a row according to new figures released by Statistics Canada. In August 2013, the unemployment rate in the province was 4.2 per cent, well below the 7.1 per cent posted nationally. There were 564,900 people employed in the province last month, a record for the month of August and an increase of 15,800 or 2.9 per cent over the past 12 months. Saskatchewan ranked second among the provinces in terms of percentage gains. “Saskatchewan’s a great place to be right now with a strong economy, great job opportunities and an attractive destination for investors,” Minister responsible for

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The number of young people working aged 15 to 24 is up by 4,800 from this time last year. And at 7.2 per cent, the youth unemployment rate is the lowest in the country and well below the 14.1 per cent national rate. Other highlights include: • Labour force reached an all-time high of 594,800 • Full-time employment reached a record high of 477,800 for the month of August • The sectors with the largest employment gains compared to August 2012 were health care and social assistance (+6,700), manufacturing (+5,600). “Today’s job numbers reflect that Saskatchewan continues to be the best place to live and work in Canada,” McMillan said.

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Harvest slightly behind schedule Although harvest is progressing well, Saskatchewan farmers are slightly behind the five-year average. Province-wide, 14 per cent of the 2013 crop has been combined, while 28 per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. The five-year average (2008-2012) for this time of year is 19 per cent combined and 27 per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 30 per cent of the crop is combined. Fifteen per cent is combined in the southeast; six per cent in the east-central region; 14 per cent in the west-central region; two per cent in the northeast, and four per cent in the northwest. Warm weather over the past few weeks has helped speed crop development. In the southeast, 15 per cent of the 2013 crop has been combined and 25 per cent swathed or ready to straightcut. The warm weather over the past several weeks has helped speed crop development. Crop districts 2A and 3ASE recorded very little rain. Rain in the rest of the region ranged from nil to 32 mm (Broadview area). Topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as one per cent surplus, 72 per cent adequate, 23 per cent short and four per cent very short. Hay land and pasture moisture is rated as 65 per cent adequate, 31 per cent short and four per cent very short. Crop District 3ASE is reporting 51 and 47 per cent short of cropland and hay and pasture land topsoil moisture, respectively. Pasture conditions across the region are rated as two per cent excellent, 50 per cent good, 36 per cent fair and 12 per cent poor. Ninety-eight per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their animals. Very little crop damage was reported this past week, with grasshoppers causing the majority. In some areas, the lack of rain over the past few weeks has caused some moisture stress on the later-seeded crops and in pastures. Yields are looking to be above-average; however, crop yield will vary depending on seeding date and weather conditions throughout the growing season. Producers

The crops were coming off in rapid fashion in southeast Saskatchewan fields last week before rains halted the action. Lentils were the crop going into the back of the truck at the Wes Morstad farm near Outram on Saturday morning. are busy with harvest operations and seeding fall crops. Across the province, 63 per cent of the peas, 49 per cent of the lentils, 66 per cent of the winter wheat, five per cent of the spring wheat and eight per cent of the canola have been combined. Fifty per cent of the canola has been swathed. Of the crops that have been harvested, above-average yields are being reported for most areas. Rain recorded in the province last week ranged from nil to 61 mm. Grasshoppers and Bertha armyworms caused the majority of the reported crop damage. Pasture conditions across the province are rated as three per cent excellent, 51 per cent good, 31 per cent

fair, 13 per cent poor and two per cent very poor. Ninetyeight per cent of livestock producers have indicated that they have adequate supplies of water for their livestock. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 60 per cent adequate, 33 per cent short and seven per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 51 per cent adequate, 41 per cent short and eight per cent very short. Some areas in the western and central regions are very dry, which is affecting crop filling and pasture productivity. Farmers are busy with desiccating, swathing and combining.

Speeding in construction zones remains an issue Despite the attention the topic has received, the issue of drivers speeding through construction zones remains a major problem in Saskatchewan. According to a recent report, more than 80 photo enforcement speeding tickets were issued to drivers speeding through construction zones during a recent two week period. “With more than 50 active highway work zones throughout the province, it is imperative that drivers slow to 60 km/hr through these zones,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “Eighty-three tickets were issued between August 13 and 29, and that is 83 tickets too many. Photo enforcement is an important part of our strategy to keep Saskatchewan highway workers safe, and with several weeks left in our busy construction season, we ask that drivers follow all speed signs and use extreme caution in work zones.” Seven of the 83 tickets involved drivers who were recorded going faster than 90 km/hr. According to an advertisement, there are a handful of construction projects in southeast Saskatchewan underway or about to begin.

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Organic farming with an eye on the future With an organic stone mill turning ancient wheats into fine flours and mixes, the Daybreak Mill gets its inspiration from the past. The North Portal mill, now owned by North Portal native Nicole Davis, uses grain varieties that farmers have been growing for thousands of years, free of any cross-breeding or genetic modifications many modern grains are exposed to. Davis’s father is an organic farmer in southeast Saskatchewan and has been throughout her life, so she grew up in a culture of organic farm production. It’s a lifestyle she has always been

a part of and one she encourages others to try. “I think it’s healthier for the world, and it’s healthier for our bodies. I can’t really see going out and spraying a chemical on my food that I have to wear gloves to handle. It’s not something that I should really eat,” said Davis. Davis bought the farm from Ray and Marianne Aspinall in January 2012 after she had been working for them invoicing, packaging and writing a monthly newsletter. The Daybreak Mill has continued in much the same way under the new owner-

YouthBiz e-show to return With school back in session, registration for the 2013 YouthBiz contest is now open. YouthBiz is a business competition designed for grade six to twelve students in the Community Futures Sunrise area. The contest promotes entrepreneurship, financial literacy and makes a connection between young people and business. Since it was started by CF Sunrise in 2007, over 850 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $12,000 in prize money. To enter YouthBiz, students simply come up a fantastic business idea, write about it following questions in the YouthBiz Guide, and submit their entry to CF Sunrise on or before the contest deadline of November 22. Students and teachers have already contacted CF Sunrise to arrange for school workshops and contest resource material. “The YouthBiz contest

keeps gaining momentum every year. It’s great to see such tremendous enthusiasm for youth entrepreneurship in the southeast region. The students are really creative and continue to think up new and interesting business ideas,” said Verna O’Neill of CF Sunrise. “Last year, approximately 250 students in southeast Saskatchewan competed for over $2,000 in prize money. We know that the outstanding efforts put forth by students will continue again in 2013. Our hats go off to the teachers in the region for encouraging student involvement, and to those students who submit their own entries without school involvement,” said O’Neill. More information on this youth business competition is featured online: www. cfsask.ca/sunrise. Contact CF Sunrise for a YouthBiz Guide and contest details: 1.877.851.9997.

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ship but there has been some change in direction. “We’ve added a new product, and we’re going more in the direction of ancient grains, because that seems to be where a lot of the health and nutrition is.” Most of the mill’s grains are grown on the 540 acres they have off Highway 39, just a few kilometers west of North Portal. The rest is sourced from local farmers, including Davis’s father. Einkhorn, spelt, durum, barley, oats, flax and rye are all grown organically on the farm. Wheats like einkhorn and spelt are ancient varieties. Davis said she avoids varieties that are genetically modified or cross-bred and changed so much that the proteins in that wheat don’t resemble what our bodies recognize as wheat anymore. Those grains are processed through the Daybreak’s stone mills, which Davis called an older way of milling flour. There is no heat or additives in their process. “For conventional flours, say if you make a white flour, you remove some of the bran. Conventionally, you’re supposed to put additives back into that flour in order to be able to classify it as flour, but we don’t do that,” she said. “With organics you’re actually allowed something like five per cent non-organic in your production but we don’t use any (non-organics).” She has a very holistic approach to keeping her soils and grains healthful. “Last year we had quite

a problem with weeds, so that can be troublesome at times, but you just use different ways to deal with it. If you plant fall rye, that’s supposed to be very good at killing out weeds. It’s a way of looking at it (by asking) ‘what does my soil need to give me what I need?’ When I have really weedy soil I look at it as an indication of a problem and my soil is telling me I need something.” She said she has to do a lot of reading, researching and trying to be as knowledgeable as she can about causes and effects in the fields. Despite not using pesticides, Davis said they haven’t had any pest problems. She recalled asking her dad why there are pesticides if they never deal with them anyway. “I’ve only really been farming for about four years now, but we’ve never had a problem with pests,” Davis said, and she has never felt they were necessary. With calcium deficiencies in the soil, a calcium foliar spray will help inject some of those nutrients into the soil. “People are starting to want to know where their food comes from more than ever before, because there’s salmonella, there’s E. Coli, there are all these outbreaks of things and people are starting to learn about factory farming and how bad it is. I think there’s a higher demand for knowledge of your food.” Davis said she is also in the business of educating

Nicole Davis is the owner of the Daybreak Mill near North Portal, an all organic mill that uses ancient wheats like einkhorn and spelt to produce its flour. people on food and agricultural practises. “I would take people to see our fields, show them the mill and how we do it all. We have no secrets,” said Davis. “It’s important to be connected to your food, and the food in the grocery store now, there’s no way you can possibly be connected to it. You don’t know where the ingredients are or where they came from. Our food is what sustains us. It’s important to get to know your food and get to know and thank the people who grow it for you.” As an organic operation Daybreak is inspected each

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After a near head-on collision just before Christmas last year, a youth was sentenced for impaired and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. The collision occurred on Dec. 21, 2012, when a 16-year-old Bienfait male was driving west on Highway 39 toward Estevan. The Crown prosecutor outlined the circumstances in Estevan provincial court on Monday, noting that the highway was busy at the time, around 5 p.m. The youth, whose iden-

senger was ejected from the vehicle and knocked out for a brief period, coming to a stop face down in the middle of the highway. One of the passengers in the SUV, a young girl, was airlifted to Saskatoon, with her lungs exhibiting hemorrhaging and a displaced fracture in the right side of her pelvis, as well as further fractures in her pelvis. The infant experienced fractures to the left arm as well as damage done to the nerve root on the left side. The youth was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with

minor injuries and then arrested. The youth’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .157. Davis called the facts “about as negative as they could be short of the individuals suffering more serious injury or death. (The accused) could hardly have been more reckless, driving in a time of heavy traffic under the influence of many substances, certainly alcohol. This behaviour demonstrates a reckless, even a nihilistic disregard for society’s values, and it’s only by grace that he didn’t kill anyone.”

A pre-sentence report was prepared for the proceedings, and Davis said the results were positive, noting the youth has shown a lot of remorse and substance abuse doesn’t seem to be an issue any longer. The youth is now 17, attending school and working part time. “He is very remorseful about what has happened. He understands that he has made a very bad decision,” said Mike Weger, who represented the youth. The Crown and defence

presented Judge Karl Bazin with a joint recommendation for sentencing, which called for a six-month period of deferred custody. For the first three months, the youth will be under house arrest, and for the following three months he will be subject to a curfew between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. That term of custody will be followed by a period of probation, where the youth must complete 150 hours of community service. The youth is also subject to a two-year driving prohibition.

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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. 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.

Toddler Time: September 10 - October 16 Ages 18 months - 3 years Tuesday or Wednesday @ 10:0010:30 Stimulate your child’s imagination and Programs are FREE! pre-literacy skills by participating in action rhymes, songs, crafts and great stories! Story Time: September 10-October 17 Ages 3 - 5 years Tuesday @ 10:45-11:30am or Wednesday or Thursday @ 1:30-2:15 Stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts make up this fun program that highlights early literacy skills and encourages reading readiness. Baby Time: Thursday, September 26 @ 10:30am or Monday, September 16 @ 7:007:30pm For babies up to 18 months & their caregivers. Songs and rhymes, bounces and books! This is a fun, interactive parent-child program that ends with a baby-inspired craft. Pumpkin Pie Play Dough: Saturday, September 14 @ 3:30-5:00pm. Ages 8+ (younger children need older helper) Smells good enough to eat! Come out & create your own delicioussmelling play dough but remember not to eat it! Tuesday, September 17: Parents & Caregivers! Join us for an informational session about what Envision Estevan is & the helpful services they provide@ 2:30 & then stay for “Baby Sign Language” @ 3:00 (children are welcome, we will supervise & provide fun activities). A unique way of communicating with your baby! Facilitated by Sheena Wock, Certified Sign Language Interpreter. Held in partnership with Envision Counselling & Support Services. Call 306-636-1621 for more info. Basic Drawing: Monday, September 23 @ 6:30-7:30pm. Suggested for ages 6-9. Based on the Ed Emberley technique of drawing. A different theme every month! This month’s technique involves thumbprint drawing. TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS – FREE! Mobile Device Advice. Monday, September 16th & 23rd @ 3:00 & 4:00PM. Tablets, ereaders 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. Crafter’s Circle. Tuesdays, September 3rd & 17th @ 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. Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Every Tuesday @ 5:30 Welcome back! 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 noncompetitive; those who want to learn faster will get extra homework. All ages welcome. Held

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in partnership with the Estevan & District German “Feundschaft” Society. Cover-to-Cover Book Club. Thursday, September 12th @ 5:30PM. This month we will be reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Pulitzer Prize winning author Katherine Boo. Full of stories from the people living in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, it has been called “Riveting, fearlessly reported… plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel… Grade: A.” by Entertainment Weekly. Call to reserve your copy today! New members of all ages always welcome!

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

Koncerts for Kids/Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Secret Garden Auditions start September 16th for students (K-Grade 12)

Performances will be on Saturday, September 21st at the Souris Valley Theatre. Show times are at 2:00pm and 7:00 pm.

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

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BYLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Hours of Work: Full Time - Monday to Friday Duties and Responsibilities: Enforcement of City of Estevan Bylaws, Property Maintenance, Parking Enforcement, and Animal Control. Respond to incoming complaints and general public inquiries regarding Bylaws. Issue tickets for Bylaw offences and maintain a daily report management system. The Successful Candidate: Must possess a valid driver’s license Must have suitable computer skills Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work independently and efficiently. Must be able to understand and work within the justice system. Must pass a Police Security Clearance Process. Successful applicant will be placed on a one year probationary period. Applications are available at the Estevan Police Service. Return completed applications including a resume to: Chief of Police Estevan Police Service 301-11th Ave. Estevan, Sask. S4A 1C7 Phone: 306-634-4767 Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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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

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CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN Highway 47 Roadway Surface Rehabilitation and Upgrades- Phase 1 The City of Estevan is undertaking Construction of Curb and Gutter replacement, Median replacement, roadway surface rehabilitation, Watermain crossing replacement, Valve replacement, Driveway and Blvd Restoration Construction on: Highway 47 - (CP Rail Tracks to Wellock Road) King Street - (13TH Avenue to Cundall Drive) This work would require closure of immediate areas of excavation and may necessitate parking restriction in adjacent areas. This work will commence during the week of July 07, 2013 and expected to be complete on October 15, 2013 (subject to weather condition). Safety Construction site could be dangerous. If you have children, please ask them to keep a safe distance from the site. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety, but we need your assistance to constrain the natural curiosity of younger children. Please DO NOT attempt to go close to areas of open excavation. Theft or Vandalism If you see any act of vandalism, theft or anyone suspiciously tampering with equipment, signage or barricades please contact 306-421-1952, the Site Foreman or after hours call Police. Questions and Concerns The City of Estevan, Engineering Services apologize for any inconveniences that this work may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any question or concerns, please call at 306-634-1820

DO YOU PAY YOUR UTILITIES OR TAXES ONLINE? If you have moved and currently pay your taxes through your online banking, please note that your utility and tax account numbers will have changed. To ensure your payments go into the correct accounts and to avoid interest, please be sure to update your account numbers online to correspond with your most recent invoices. Thank you.

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The City of Estevan, Leisure Services Division is accepting applications from organization’s within the City of Estevan who are involved in sport, culture and recreation and are seeking financial assistance. Non profit organization’s whose sole purpose is to provide sport, culture and recreational programming may be eligible for funding. The grant must be used for program development. The Application Deadline is Friday September 27, at 4:00 pm for programs or projects held from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. For further information or to receive a grant application, please contact the Leisure Services Office at: City of Estevan Leisure Services Division 701 Souris Avenue Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 2T1 306-634-1880 • leisure.office@estevan.ca

The City of Estevan intends to tender the following projects in the next few weeks The projects are the following: • Rehabilitation of Kensington Ave. North (Gravel Road) • Rehabilitation of Woodlawn Ave. South (Gravel Road) • Rehabilitation of 11th Ave. South (Gravel Road)

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Elecs struggle in opener against Peacock Moose Jaw squad piles up points in first half Before they knew it, the ECS Elecs were in a hole so deep they couldn’t dig out of it. The Estevan Comprehensive School football team took it on the chin in their season opener on Friday, losing 56-6 to the A.E. Peacock Tornadoes in Moose Jaw High School Football League action. “I think we had a lot of new players out there and giving up a TD on the opening kickoff definitely wasn’t the way that we wanted to start. Some of our guys looked a little ‘deer in the headlights’ in the first half,” said Elecs head coach Mark Schott. The 80-yard opening kick return by Aaron Forbes was just the beginning of a dominant first quarter for the defending champion Tornadoes, who led 28-0 after the first 12 minutes. Peacock’s Nathan Fall scored touchdowns of 23 and 60 yards in the quarter as part of a day that saw him run for 161 yards on nine carries and catch three passes for 83 yards. The other major in the first quarter saw Levi Paul reel in a 55-yard catch. “We had some execution issues all over the map,” said Schott. “Tackling was an area where we had some issues wrapping up, and it took us a while to figure out that we can gang tackle, we can use more than one defensive player to tackle. The third and fourth quarter was better, but it’s definitely an area we need to address.” The Tornadoes added three more touchdowns in the second quarter, two by Fall and one by Paul, to lead 49-0 at the half.

ECS Elecs running back Cole MacCuish stares down an A.E. Peacock linebacker during a 56-6 loss to the Tornadoes on Friday in the team’s season opener. The Elecs matched Peacock 6-6 in the second half, thanks to a 63-yard rushing major by Cole MacCish with 4:33 left in the fourth quarter. The coaching staff emphasized to the players after the game that the Tornadoes only pulled out their starters for a few minutes of the second half. Schott said his players “looked a little re-energized” in the second half, although he acknowledged there is work to be done. “It was huge. You want to come away with something positive and putting some points up on the board was something to

build on, something that we can look at as a positive,” he said of the MacCuish touchdown. He was impressed with the play of MacCuish and fellow running back Kaleb Memory on Friday. “They were battling for yards all night against a big, strong defensive unit on Peacock’s side of the ball. There was no quit there. They were on the field most of the game. Kickoff returns, they had a lot of return yardage there. They’re fighters and they have that never quit attitude, which is

what we like of leaders on our team and just on our team in general.” The season opener marked the first game action at the high school level for new quarterbacks Justyn Taillon and Matt Haux. “It was a learning process for both of them. There were some good things in the first half and second half. Our offence, we easily won the time of possession battle but we just had issues putting up points. Obviously that needs to change if we want to have some success,” Schott said. “They each bring a different style of play. Matt Haux is more athletic and moves around a bit more and Justyn Taillon is a drop back passer. We just need to work on some timing and hopefully connect on a few more of those passes.” The Elecs managed only 76 passing yards, while accumulating 190 rushing yards thanks largely to MacCuish, who pounded the field for 152 yards on 13 carries. Taillon completed 8 of 17 attempts for 53 yards, while Haux was 2-for-9 for 23 yards. Austin Garchinski (four catches, 20 yards), Dallas Dowhanuik (two catches, 22 yards) and Mitchel Clark (two catches, 18 yards) led the Elecs’ receiving corps. Schott said there are a few things that need work heading into Saturday’s game in Weyburn. “Obviously tackling. We need to know our systems and execute better. Timing on offence, there’s a big thing. Hopefully working on timing and tackling and with so many new players finally getting a taste of high school football, that experience will lead to a better result.”

Hopefuls audition at Bruins training camp Gold defeats Black 5-2 to win Gerry Aspen Cup as competitive as any of them. I really liked the effort,” Lewgood said of the Black and Gold game. Brayden Bentz, a 1995-born forward who played midget AA with Lumsden last year, led the Gold effort with two goals. Fellow 1995-born forward Paul Schulte opened the scoring 1:17 into the second period after a scoreless first, knocking in a rebound. “Paul Schulte was a walk-on player who came in and really caught our attention. He’s got an inside track and will push hard for a job,” Lewgood said of the Alberta product. Barely two minutes later, Bentz made it 2-0 on a short side wrist shot that got past 1997-born Black goalie Kyle Zinger. Keegan Allison added to the lead at 9:33, as the talented 18-year-old put in his own rebound off a breakaway. Bienfait 17-year-old Lynnden Pastachak put Gold ahead 4-0 at the 13:40

mark on a partial breakaway. Black got on the board at 12:19 of the third period, as local product Taysen Holt tipped a Tyler Boyer shot past 18-year-old goalie Logan Roach. Bentz scored his second marker of the game with a minute remaining, and Zach Douglas rounded out the scoring for Black 13 seconds later. Douglas, who is entering his second season on the Bruins’ blue line, played at forward for most of the weekend to fill an empty spot. Lewgood said he “had a strong camp.” Overage defenceman Nick Egan, who decided last week to return to the Bruins after coming in at last year’s trade deadline, was another player who opened some eyes after losing some weight over the summer. He captained the Gold squad. “I was really pleased with Egan,” said Lewgood. Another player who caught Lewgood’s eye was 1729 Third Street

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The process of selecting the 2013-14 roster began for the Estevan Bruins on the weekend, as they held their annual training camp at Spectra Place. The roughly 60 players taking part were divided into four teams for intrasquad games on Friday and Saturday, followed by the annual Black and Gold game on Sunday. “I actually think it was great,” Bruins head coach Chris Lewgood said of the level of competition at camp. “I think our veterans played very mature, sound hockey and I think they knew they were in a battle to make the hockey team. They’re the leaders and the level of intensity they show, the younger guys will follow.” Team Gold defeated Team Black 5-2 to win the third annual Gerry Aspen Cup on Sunday night. “I thought it was good. I’ve been to a lot of intrasquad games over the years and this one could’ve been


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Estevan Mercury

Plenty of excitement at annual rodeo Whether it was the bulls, the rain on Saturday or both, hanging on for eight seconds proved very challenging at this year’s Estevan Rodeo. Of the 15 competitors entered in bull riding over two nights, only one, Steve Maddison of Carman, Man., managed to stay on his bull and post a score. Maddison scored an 81 for his ride atop Tracker. Rafter Anchor Rodeo was again the stock contractor for this year’s event, which ran Friday and Saturday night, along with the rancher’s rodeo on Sunday afternoon. There was also a slack performance on Saturday morning for the overflow competitors. The other event winners included Casey

Bertram of Piapot (saddle bronc, 81), Dustan McPhee of Hanley (bareback, 81), Cody Getz of Balgonie (tie-down roping, 8.9 seconds), Justin Kurtz of Coaldale, Alta. (steer wrestling, 4.9 seconds), Dawn Goebel of Grenfell (ladies barrel racing, 17.03 seconds), Matt Switzer of Yorkton and Blaine Switzer of Swift Current (team roping, 6.5 seconds), Kassidy Williamson of Mankota (junior girls barrel racing), Lane Link of Maple Creek (novice bareback, 64), Chase Bourque of Pelly (novice saddle bronc, 66) and Matthew Leippi of Kronau (novice bull riding, 68). Local competitors included Bart Spencer of Estevan, who teamed up with Tyren McQuaig to finish

fourth in team roping at 7.3 seconds and Daniel Tober of Oxbow, who was fifth in steer wrestling at 5.9 seconds. Results were not available for Austin Amel of Estevan (tie-down roping), Leighton Schroeder of Carlyle (steer wrestling), Torie Froese of Estevan (ladies barrel racing), Kyra Block of Estevan (ladies barrel racing), Harold Knox of Estevan (team roping with Kevin Kurger), Jeremy Ross of Estevan (team roping with Brett Olson of Southey), Kathleen Schiml of Estevan (junior girls barrel racing), Kia Rosonbaum of Estevan (junior girls barrel racing), Justiss Daoust of Estevan (junior girls barrel racing) and Brooke Krueger of Estevan (junior girls barrel racing).

A cowboy tries to hang on during a wild ride atop a saddle bronc during the Estevan Rodeo on Friday night. (Photo by Chad Saxon)

Bill plays with national team in Argentina Auriel Bill definitely had some experiences to remember this summer. The 17-year-old water polo star from Estevan spent the last few months with the Canadian youth team, travelling and playing internationally. In between training stints in Montreal, the team competed in the Netherlands and also played in the

Youth Pan American Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Aug. 23 to Sept. 1, where Bill and her teammates earned silver. “It was awesome winning silver. It was like a whole different experience, training so hard all summer just to get to where we were,” Bill said. Canada lost 10-6 to the United States in the final

on Aug. 31. Canada led 3-2 after the first period, but fell behind 5-4 at halftime. The U.S. added another goal in the third period, and while Canada scored two more in the fourth, the Americans countered with four of their own. “After the first, we kinda let them take advantage of us so they started getting up on their scoring,” Bill

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Estevan’s Auriel Bill returned from the Youth PanAmerican Water Polo Championship in Argentina last week with a silver medal earned with the Canadian national team. (Submitted photo) Auriel said she was thrilled to follow in his footsteps. “My brother’s basically my role model,” she said. “I loved doing it. I love surprising people and going off for a whole summer and actually doing something

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September 11, 2013 B3

Miners’ effort lacking in loss to Yorkton

Poor blocking and tackling were two of the biggest reasons for the Estevan Sherritt Coal Miners’ loss to the Yorkton Gridders on Saturday. The Gridders improved to 4-0 on the season with a 35-0 victory in the atom contest. Miners head coach Wanda Harron said she wasn’t happy with the team’s effort. “I’ll be very blunt, I’m very disappointed. This week, to try to improve our offence, we tried working on 1-on-1 blocking, using some of our receivers and slotbacks to block, we just worked on blocking drills, and it clearly wasn’t there. “Defensively, we had kids coming up to the line of scrimmage just standing there. Tackling was horri-

ble, one-armed tackles, not breaking down. Honestly, I really don’t know what it is, if it was because we had team pictures at 9 o’clock and had kids dressed and ready at 9, or what we’ve done as coaches, but it was just across the board a horrible effort. Some kids would be in it one play, other kids not in it another play.” The Gridders got on the board in the first quarter on a touchdown that was almost stopped. “Yorkton’s very first touchdown, we had that guy in the backfield and he escaped, I bet you, three tacklers, and ran right in,” said Harron. They added another major on the last play of the first quarter, on a 31-yard run where the Miners again

Manny Halbgewachs of the Estevan Miners brings down a Yorkton Gridders ball carrier during Saturday’s 35-0 loss. almost brought down the ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage. Late in the second quarter, the Gridders added a 28-yard rushing touch-

down to take a 21-0 lead at the half. Any hope of an Estevan comeback in the second half was snuffed out quickly, as Yorkton scored

on a 65-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. The visitors closed out the scoring with 42 seconds left in the game on a 28yard running play.

The Gridders’ defence seemed to get into the backfield at will throughout the game and Harron said that was a contributing factor, adding that a lack of organization on the sideline, with the team often going on the field with 13 or 11 players, was also disappointing. One bright spot for the home side was Jonah Bachorcik, who made more than his share of tackles on defence and special teams and also reeled in an interception in the second quarter. Harron added that Boden Dukart and Alaura Florizone also had encouraging games on the defensive side of the ball. The Miners host Weyburn on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Dana Quewezance Memorial Field.

Turnovers sink Steelers against Mounties

One week after nearly earning their first win of the year in Weyburn, the Estevan Lions Club Steelers struggled to their fourth straight loss on Saturday, falling 54-0 to the Regina Mounties. Turnovers haunted the bantam football squad, as they surrendered four interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. “It’s disheartening. You march the ball down the field and get a turnover, when you’re close to scoring a touchdown, it

hurts, especially with a young team. You need that early success to get their confidence up,” said Steelers head coach Phil Zajac. Two of those pick-sixes came on similar plays in the second quarter, involving the same receiver and same defensive back. Both times, the ball bounced off the receiver’s hands directly into the arms of the Mounties player. “It’s hard to watch. You work so hard

Estevan Steelers quarterback Andrew Kehler delivers a pass just before the arrival of a Regina Mounties defensive lineman during the Mounties’ 54-0 win on Saturday.

to get to that spot and then to see it go the other way for six, it’s painful,” Zajac added. Between those plays and a 70-yard punt return major late in the first quarter that opened the scoring, only two of the touchdowns surrendered actually came with the Steelers’ defence on the field. “The defence played well. We had Marshall Delorme and Prestin Bergen get three sacks each, we had a couple of interceptions and fumble recoveries,” Zajac said. The Steelers got some momentum going offensively in the early going and held the Mounties off the board for most of the first quarter, but it was all downhill

from there, with Regina taking a 30-0 lead at the half. “We’re still on injured reserve with a lot of guys hurt, but we still marched the ball up and down the field,” said Zajac. He said he felt the team played better than in the 42-40 loss to Weyburn the previous week. The Steelers are back in action on Sunday when they host the Regina Lakers at 1 p.m. at Dana Quewezance Memorial Field. “We’re not going to really add anything this week, we’re just going to review what we’ve got and try each week to get better,” Zajac said.

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Kauk trade with Flin Flon is off DeRoose re-assigned to Bruins by Moose Jaw

The Estevan Bruins won’t have the services of Connor Vermeulen this season after all. The July trade that saw Vermeulen acquired from the Flin Flon Bombers in exchange for star rearguard Tyler Kauk has been voided by the SJHL. There was a condition in the trade that if both players didn’t report, the deal was off. Vermeulen’s family recently moved back to Alberta, which means he can’t play in Saskatchewan as an underage player. The 17-year-old had been billed as a promising offensive defenceman after scoring 16 goals and 28 points for the Beardy’s Blackhawks last season. “We were really excited about Connor Vermeulen and that’s why (we made the trade),” said Bruins head coach and general manager Chris Lewgood. Kauk, meanwhile, did not report to Flin Flon. Lewgood spoke with

Tyler Kauk Kauk to see if he would be willing to return to Estevan, but he wanted to move on. “He feels as if he wasn’t wanted and he doesn’t want to come back. We were willing to bring him back,” said Lewgood. The Bruins are now back at square one and are looking to deal Kauk elsewhere. “We’ll be in talks with some other teams. Some

teams have already inquired,” Lewgood said. “We’re not giving him away. He’s one of the biggest (trade) chips, and we’re going to get a big return if we have to trade him.” He added that he won’t pull the trigger on a deal until after training camp, when he can get a better look at where the team needs to improve.

Darcy DeRoose, right, was recently re-assigned to the Bruins by the Moose Jaw Warriors. (File photo) The Estevan Bruins’ offensive attack got a big boost on Sunday, with 18-year-old left winger Darcy DeRoose being re-assigned to the team by the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors. DeRoose, a Weyburn native, played in one pre-season game with the Warriors on Friday against the Brandon Wheat Kings. He was re-assigned after Sunday’s game against Brandon. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound forward is coming off a strong rookie season in the SJHL, producing 10 goals and 25 points in 46 games with the Bruins last year, and is expected to be a big part of the team’s offence this season.

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Time to start narrowing down the numbers

It happens every year at every training camp with every team. Some players who came in under the radar impress enough to stick around awhile, and others, whether they be veterans or high-profile prospects, leave you wanting more. Such was the case at the Estevan Bruins’ training camp, as more than 60 players spent the weekend trying to make a case for themselves. For many, it was about making the 2013-14 roster; for the 15 and 16-year-olds, it was about showing why they should stay on the team’s protected list or be added to it. Between the pipes, Matt Gibney and Brett Lewchuk both had very strong camps. Gibney’s performance should re-assure anyone who was worried about the team’s goaltending, while Lewchuk showed why he is held in such high regard, particularly in Sunday’s Black and Gold game, where he shut down a potent Gold offence in the first period. There were a lot of impressive defencemen in camp. For starters, Nick Egan blew everyone away. After recently deciding to return to Estevan for his last year of junior, Egan showed us a dimension of his game that wasn’t there last year: mobility. He skated well, moved with ease and did a good job with the puck. That can largely be attributed to the weight he lost over the summer. Nolan Nicholas was another strong performer. The

McKenzie, the son of former NHLer Jim, showed an offensive dimension that may have caught some people by surprise, given his stats the last two years. He was on a line with Corey Kosloski and Keegan Allison that tore it up. Those three could very well be linemates when the real action starts. Zach Douglas played as a forward on the weekend to make up for an imbalance on one of the teams, and he looked fantastic. If the Bruins weren’t a little thin depth-wise on the back end, it would be worth experimenting with Douglas up front to see the results. Incoming rookies Lynnden Pastachak and Chris Thorimbert both had their moments on the weekend where we got glimpses of the high-end skill they possess, while 19-year-old local product Taysen Holt was another player I was very impressed with. He was really good around the net and although it’s tough for 19-year-olds to come in and walk onto a team, he certainly made a case. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds between now and the season opener next Thursday, although teams usually continue to trim until the Dec. 1 cut-down deadline.

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out 18-year-old blue liner will join the Bruins this season and judging by his camp, he could turn some heads. His positioning was excellent, he threw some big hits and displayed some offensive acumen as well, carrying the puck confidently. I’m not exaggerating when I say he reminded me of Tyler Kauk. Josh Rieger, 17, and Jake Tesarowski, 16, showed us why they are two of the best young defencemen in the system, while hulking 19-year-old Tyler Boyer, 17-year-old Cody Jarocki and returning rearguard David Robertson were among the others I liked. Up front, Hudson Morrison was dominant at times in the scrimmages, driving his team’s attack and throwing his body around, including a fight with Connor McKenzie on Friday night.

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Riders humbled by Bombers in Banjo Bowl Thud. That’s the sound of the Saskatchewan Roughriders crashing back to earth. In a shocking outcome, the Saskatchewan Roughriders were denied a fourth consecutive victory when they lost 2513 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Sunday’s 10th annual Banjo Bowl at the brand new Investors Group Field in the Manitoba capital. Simply put, it just wasn’t the Roughriders’ day. With the whole province and the entire Rider Nation still elated over the team’s first 8-1 start in club history, Sunday’s performance didn’t look anything like the Saskatchewan team to which we’ve become accustomed. We’ve gotten used to the slow starts to games, but the team’s struggles in the red zone in the early going of this one sure seemed like an omen for bad things to come. In three early trips deep into Bomber territory, the club came away with a pair of field goals and Darian Durant’s second interception of the year. Remarkably, the Bombers never had a first down in the entire first half and trailed the Riders 12-10 at the break. However, Winnipeg stepped on the gas in the second half by outscoring the Riders 15-1 on the way to victory. It’s pretty simple to see how the game was won, as the Winnipeg defensive front ate up Durant to the tune of eight sacks. They were all vicious. Ironically, the Riders had seven sacks of their own but they didn’t make an impact on the game. Really, the only good thing about the road trip was getting to see the Bombers’ splashy new stadium, which truly is a sight to behold. Rider staffers felt it was the loudest crowd they’ve

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“They played like they had nothing to lose,” said Rider coach Corey Chamblin after the game. “On the flipside, we didn’t have our best game. They had theirs and we didn’t have ours.” Chamblin was pretty calm after the contest, despite his club getting beaten up pretty badly on the field. There were a lot of limping players toting ice bags when it was all said and done. They’ll learn from it and quickly move on. The club was missing defensive back Dwight Anderson (hamstring) and offensive lineman Chris Best (foot) in Sunday’s game and it showed. Anderson’s is expected to be back for the team’s next game, against the first-place Toronto Argonauts from the East Division Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium, but Best is gone for awhile. “Definitely not happy with the sacks given up,” Chamblin continued. “But we have a very good football team and coaching staff. We’ll learn from this, regroup and move on.” Indeed they will. And the intrigue, which has come with this 2013 season, continues to be endlessly entertaining. Win or lose.

Rod Pedersen Rider Insider ever experienced and I would have to agree! Bomber fans and Winnipeg media alike were deliriously happy at the game’s conclusion and several said it’s the first time all year the crowd made any noise at all. Amazingly, Sunday’s victory was the first for the Bombers in their new digs after four straight losses to open up the joint. “And it couldn’t have come against a better opponent,” smiled Blue Bomber radio colour commentator Doug Brown in the press box afterwards. Indeed, they don’t like the Riders much over there and why would they? Saskatchewan has inflicted an incredible amount of heartbreak on that franchise over the years but for now, Winnipeg has the bragging rights. And they earned this one. Full marks.

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Children golf with parents at annual event The 30th annual Parent-Child Golf Tournament at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club drew 29 entries on a dreary Sunday afternoon. Based on the Rondeau age scoring system, the winner of the Father-Son Junior Division was Parker Bell with a 43. Second in this division was Ryan Chernoff with a 46, followed by Hudson Chernoff with a 47. Winning the Father-Daughter Junior Division was Kora Dowhanuik with a 57, followed by her cousin, Landrey Deatherage with a 74. Jayden Dudas won the Mother-Son Junior Division with a score of 61. The Mother-Daughter junior winner was Jacey Farr with a 58, followed by her sister, Bailey Farr who shot 61. There was a two-way tie for third between Maggie

Borschowa and Kennedy Dowhanuik, who both shot 63. In the Father-Son Senior Division, the winner was Jace Carlisle who shot a 38 for the low round of the day. He was followed by Dawson Nobiss who shot 45. The Father-Daughter senior winner was Tanisey Sernick with a 46. She was followed by Taryn Stovin with a 51 and Zoe Wagner, who shot 55. Winning the Mother-Son Senior Division was Logan Chernoff, who shot 44, while Erik Gusikoski shot 76. Brittany Tuchscherer won the Mother-Daughter Senior Division with a 53. Following the tournament, all the participants were presented with trophies and enjoyed a meal of hot dogs, drinks and ice cream.

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Matt Haux of the ECS Elecs cruises down the left sideline during the second quarter of Friday’s 56-6 loss to the A.E. Peacock Tornadoes.

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Colourful parade kicks off rodeo weekend This year’s Estevan Rodeo parade, co-ordinated once again by SMILE Services Inc. was a resounding success, even though some parade viewers found out that this year’s parade route had to be changed at the last minute due to ongoing road construction in the central part of the city, then reverted back to the traditional course. Art Beselt, SMILE Services manager, apologized for the confusion surrounding the parade route, noting that there was an

attempt made to notify the general public about the two changes that came about quickly. “Thanks to the community for their understanding and patience. The topic will be addressed in a more timely fashion if the route has to change next year,” Beselt said. As it was, the route that was followed was flanked by hundreds of spectators who enjoyed the display of colour and action,

with a new entry submitted by the Filipino community being the big winner. The Filipino three-part float captured the Best of Parade title as well as the award for the best interpretation of this year’s theme; which was Celebrating our Multicultural Community. Other award-winning floats were entered by Souris Valley Paving, who had the best decorated horse and rider as sponsors of the eight-horse hitch featuring

Clydesdales from the Sanguine Ranch of Wolseley. The winner of the best comedy entry were the Estevan Shriners and the best out-of-city display or float came from the Outram-Madigan 4-H Beef Club. “We thank all the participants and the judges. We had the privilege of welcoming many new entries this year and it’s always great to see returning organizations in the parade,” said Beselt.

The Estevan Branch No. 60 Legion membership float helped lead off the annual Rodeo Parade last Friday afternoon.

The autism awareness float in this year’s Estevan Rodeo parade.

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Trinity Tower weekly happenings Peggy Bolton Trinity Tower Correspondent It appears the seagulls are flocking and getting ready to leave us. There was so many that went by our window today I felt like I was in a Hitchcock movie. I have two corrections to make from Aug 28 article, Rita Walliser was happy to see Father Bauche and Reverend Marlene Haygarth was retiring not returning; my apologies for these errors. Joyce Fonstad and family, relatives, and friends drove to Manitou Beach, Watrous, Saskatchewan to attend the marriage ceremony and supper at the Manitou Springs Mineral Spa for Ramona Mireau and Tim Fonstad Aug 31. The band “England” was playing at Danceland, many of the wedding guests enjoyed going there also. Helen Ross accompanied Norma and Rory Fleming to her grandson’s wedding. Brad Fleming and Amy Boulet in Lethbridge on Aug. 31. She reports that it was a beautiful wedding and she really enjoyed it. Guests dropping in on the Boltons on the long weekend were Jon and Amy Green and three little boys from Regina

and their son Wade Bolton from Strathmore, Alberta. Les and Judy Crandall went to the Black Hills on their motorbike on the long weekend. Ouch the sunburns! Leona Selk is excited about her newest great granddaughter, Shay Marie, born Sept. 2, weighing 6lbs 9oz. Parents are Aggie and Tyler Henry from Calgary. Once again we thank the kind people who drop off fresh produce here. We really appreciate it and your thoughtfulness. Sept. 4 the Hi-risers held their meeting. Joyce Fonstad and Leona Selk are on the visiting committee. Rather than the potluck supper on Sept. 25 it was decided to order KFC. We are having a soup and sandwich lunch in Oct 2 with all proceeds being donated to the United Way. We also donate the Bingo money to the United Way in the fall and Telemiracle in the spring. Other business was discussed. Our next meeting is Nov. 6. On Sept. 5 we were treated to a BBQ prepared by our manager Dianne Bod. As well as hamburger and hotdogs she made a variety of salads and corn on the cob. It was topped off with sundaes for dessert. Dianne not only is a great manager but also a wonder-

ful cook. We feel so lucky to have her, as always she goes the extra mile. Thank you Dianne from all of us. Also in attendance was Darrell Utley, Donavon McLean, Vivienne Hauck, CEO from Luther Care from Saskatoon. We were so happy to have them join us. Another joke for youA senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy: “So I hear you’re getting married?” “Yep!” “Do I know her?” “Nope!” “This woman, is she good looking?” “Not really” “Is she a good cook?” “Naw, she can’t cook too well” “Does she have lots of money?” “Nope! Poor as a church mouse” “Well, then is she good in bed?” “I don’t know” “Why in the world do you want to marry her then?” “Because she can still drive!” Until next week God Bless and keep smiling.

60 and Over Club weekly notes North Portal news Shirley Graham Correspondent My wife sat down as I was flipping channels and asked, “what’s on T.V.?” I said “Dust” and the fight started. Then she was hinting what she wanted for our anniversary, “something shiny that will go from zero to 150 in about three seconds.” I bought her a scale – and the fight started. Notes from our meeting: Upcoming Events: • Sept. 12, barbecue

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was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arm and said, “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions, and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.” John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued: “May I ask what the turkey did?”

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Brenna Nickel enjoyed two weeks in England during the month of August. One week was spent in London touring and visiting museums and the theatre districts. The second week was spent with a group of church leaders from the United Church of Canada at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham. While there, they heard messages from keynote speakers, engaged in art projects, shared hymns and a few beverages and generally dreamed about the future of the church. Duncan Milne and friend Jane from Victoria, B.C. enjoyed a week with Lorie Banuilis at Fishing Lake. They also visited with his brother Dale and Michelle and Gene and Margaret Banuilis. Jane ran in a marathon in Regina on Sunday morning, Sept. 8 and the couple then flew back to

Victoria later that day. Betty Baniulis’s sister Shirley Akert of Penticton, B.C. is visiting with Betty and Joe and their family for two weeks. A retirement party for Ross Dunbar was held at the North Portal Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a delicious pot luck supper. Close to 50 relatives and friends attended with lots of visiting. Have a good retirement Ross. Ross and Jan Dunbar spent five weeks with their daughter Dyan and Derrick McKeown and family in Napanee, Ontario. On the Aug. 31 weekend, the Dunbars met their son and his family of Estevan in Medora, North Dakota. Born to Steve and Autumn (nee Story), a son on Aug. 31. Brooks Samuel arrived at seven pounds eight ounces, a brother for Lee in their Regina home.


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In Loving Memory or our Dad. John Stubel April 10,1926 September 10,2012 THE GIFT © Lea Gomez I will never say goodbye to you my Father because I know this is not the end for us to se each other. You will only be going to a place where there’s no pain nor suffering. I am happy for you, for you will be with God. For now we need to go in separate ways. I remember how your arms hold me and give me strength. You were always there to listen, love, and defend me in everything. You were my very best friend. In my triumphs you were always proud. I’m very grateful and proud to call you my dad. Here deep inside my heart you’ll always be. I would give up everything I have just to hug you one more time. I remember the last time I held your hand and how you looked at me in the eyes. If only I could turn back the time I would have never let you go. I felt the world stop and my heart stop beating when they told me you were gone..... How I wish I was only dreaming. Just like the rain; tears fell down from my eyes, I couldn’t speak for awhile. Thank you Dad.... For always understanding, listening , caring , and loving me your whole life. The greatest gift God gave me was YOU......my Dad... It’s difficult to let you go but I must... I must return the gift God gave me... Till then; See you in Heaven.... -Love Carol, Gordon , Gwenn, Connie, Wayne, and Warren and all our Families Memorial Tribute For TERRY TROENDLE August 3,1959 September 8, 1996 Dad is gone but not forgotten And, as dawns another year In lonely hours of thinking Thoughts of him are always near. Many think the wound is healed But little do they know of the sorrow That lies in the heart concealed. -Miss you Dad, Shannon, Chelsie, Cole and Brooke. REMEMBERING

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Estevan Arts Council - Visual Arts Programs September-December 2013 Quilting Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22 Pottery Oct 5 & 6 Youth Art Discovery Oct 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13 Pathway to Passion Oct 19 Wood Carving Oct 26 & 27 Pottery: Hand Building Nov 2 Cartooning Nov 18 & 19 Inspiring Your Creativity Dec 1 For more information call 306-6343942 or visit our website at www.estevanartscouncil.com FOWL SUPPER St. Giles Anglican Church September 22, 2013 4 pm to 7 pm Tickets Adults $12.00 Children (6-12) $5.00 Children ( 5 and under free) Take out orders for shut ins only. Must be ordered by Saturdaynoon- September 21/2013 Phone : 306-634-6735 Tickets available by calling 306-634-4113 or 306-634-5151 SADDLE HORSE TRAIL RIDE Saturday September 21/13 Roche Percee, 9:30 am Bring Your Lunch. $15.00 includes supper. Hosted by Souris Valley Trekkers 306-634-4380 or 306-634-7062 The Family of Mary Schiestel invite you to her forthcoming 90th birthday celebration on Saturday , September 28th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Days Inn, Taylorton Room. Let your presence be your gift.

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FOR SALE: In Stoughton: New modular home on own lot. 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Vacant. $8,000 d ow n ; Pay m e n t s $ 8 0 0 / m o n t h . Must have good credit and be able to bank qualify. Phone 1-587-4348525. For Sale: U p d a te d c o m p l e te ly renovated open concept 3 bedroom home. 2 baths, 1524 sq ft. Year round home in Moose Mountain Provincial Par k, Kenosee Lake. Photos on Kijij. Offered at $295,000. Phone 306-421-7770

ApArtments/Condos for rent For Rent: Available November 1/13 to March 31/14. Mature responsible adult(s). Cable, internet , utilities included. Underground parking. Phone Bob at 306-4214100 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

Houses For rent For Rent: Mobile available September 15. Can rent furnished or unfurnished. Phone 306 421-6015 after 10am.

SuiteS For rent Available Immediately. One bedroom, furnished suite for rent. Private entrance & drive way. Utilities paid, with cable $1,200.00 / month plus damage deposit. Contact: 421-2821.

Rooms Room For Rent . For more information Phone 306-634-2066

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Mobile/ Manufactured

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Steel BuildingS / granarieS

A “Hidden Gem” is awaiting you at the Lake of the Prairies. The best groomed Par 3, 18 hole course on the Prairies. Enjoy all day golf for $15.00 plus rentals.Inquire about very reasonable priced lots for seasonal or year around usage. Prairie Lake Lodge Golf 204-9374653 Lot Inquiries Gerald 204773-0380 David 204-773-6819 E-mail keating@escape.ca Russell, Manitoba

S T E E L B U I L D I N G S / M E TA L BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance o w e d ! C a l l 1- 8 0 0 - 4 5 7- 2 2 0 6 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Revenue PRoPeRty foR Sale For sale: owner retiring, 3 revenue properties in Weyburn, Sk. Annual revenue $74,400.00, annual expense $10,100.00. Asking price $850,000.00. Phone 306-8424158

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Farms For sale FARM LAND for Sale in Lomond #37. 2 quar ters: NW 26-04-13 W2nd and SW 26-04-13 W2nd. Please contact Gary Cooke (H) 306-477-2110 or (W) 306-9344010.

LAND/PASTURE FOR RENT FOUR QUARTERS OF FARMLAND FOR CASH RENT IN RM OF BROWNING: NW-09-0504W2; SW-09-05-04 W2; NW-1905-04-W2; SW-19-05-04 W2 . Submit cash rent offers to Cheryl.wanner@doallind.com prior to October 7, 2013. If you require more information please give Cheryl a call at 306-471-7987

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LAND FOR SALE FARMLAND WANTED NO FEES OR COMMISSIONS! 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

For Sale - MiSc

Farms / real estate services For Sale: SW03-005-08W2M Land: $154,000.00 Dugout A: $10,000.00 Dugout B: $20,000.00 Total Selling Price: $184,000.00 NW04-05-005-08W2M Land: $154,000.00 Yard: $50,000.00 Oilwell: $21,000.00 Total Selling Price: $225,000.00 Phone 306634-0844

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Trucks & Vans

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Loaded .......................... $36,995 2012 RAM 1500 Longhorn Fully Loaded ....................................... $44,900 2012 RAM 1500 LARAMIE Fully Loaded ....................................... $39,995 2012 RAM 1500 LARAMIE Fully loaded......................................... $42,995 2012 RAM 1500 SLT Bighorn ....................................................... $34,995 2012 RAM 1500 CREW CAB LARAMIE 4x4 ................................. $39,995 2011 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB 4X4 ............................................. $34,995 2011 GRAND CHEROKEE LTD Loaded, 68,000 kms ................... $33,900 2011 RAM 1500 OUTDOORSMAN ................................................ $31,900 2011 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD White ...................................... $27,900 2010 RAM 2500 5.7 Hemi SLT ....................................................... $25,995 2009 CHEV AVALANCHE LTZ Loaded ......................................... $29,995 2009 DODGE JOURNEY RT Loaded, red ...................................... $24,900 2009 FORD CREW CAB 4X4 XLT ................................................. $20,995 2008 RAM 3500 SLT Black, loaded ................................................. $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 2007 HYOSUNG SCOOTER ............................................................ $1,600 2001 DODGE DAKOTA 4 dR, leather, loaded, 116,000 kms ........ $10,995

GREAT PRICES on new, used and remanufactured engines, parts and accessories for diesel pickups. Large inventory, engines can be shipped or installed. Give us a call or check us out at www. thickettenginerebuilding.ca Thickett Engine Rebuilding. Ph 204532-2187 Russell MB. Wrecking auto-trucks... Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of dodge... gmc... ford... imports... We ship anywhere. Lots of dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff... (Lloydminster) Reply 780-875-0270..... North-East Recyclers truck up to 3tons

RVs/CampeRs/TRaileRs 2007 Class A Triple E Embassy(GAS)- 34 feet, sleeps 6. One large slide. Motor is a V10 on a Ford chassis. Fully loaded, very low mileage 22,350 km. Phone for more information between 6 pm and 8 pm. 306-789-9326

Truck/Transport Mechanic Required in Brandon

• Previous experience an asset • Basic set of tools required • Modern, clean facility • Apprenticeship offered

Call Tyler @ 204.571.1531 Resumes: Email: theuchert @renaissancetrans.ca Fax: 204.571.9363

Domestic cars

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.

For Sale: 2004 Alero GLS,black-2 door, automatic, leather interior, sunroof, fully loaded, new windshield. Comes with four winter tires-excellent shape. 121,000 kms. Phone 306-487-2647 for more information.

Domestic cars

Domestic cars

LONG CREEK MOTORS Auto Sales & Service Since 1970

www.longcreekmotors.carpages.ca

CARS

12 Chrysler 200 LTD 4dr factory warranty 16,384km ................................$21,995 11 Chev Impala LT 4dr factory warranty ..................................................$16,995 09 Dodge Caliber SXT 4dr factory warranty, 53,981 km .........................$12,995 08 Chev Cobalt LT 2dr warranty, 100,900 km, 5 spd, was $9,995 .........................................................................................Reduced to sell $7,900 07 Chev Malibu LT 4dr warranty, 126,800 km ...........................................$9,995 07 Pontiac G5 SE 4dr warranty .................................................................$8,995 06 Honda Accord EX 2 dr warranty ...........................................................$9,995 06 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 4dr wty .............................................................$6.995 06 Pontiac Pursuit 2dr warranty, 5 spd, was $6,995.....Reduced to sell $5,995 05 Hyundai Accent GS Hatchback 2dr Low kms, warranty .....................$4,995 04 Chev Optra 5 LS H/B warranty..............................................................$5,495 02 Pontiac Sunfire GT 2dr sunroof 5 sp. warranty ....................................$4,995 01 Chrysler Sebring LX 4dr warranty........................................................$4,995 99 Olds 88 Anniversary 4dr warranty .......................................................$1,995 88 Ford Mustang LX Convertible 2dr warranty ........................................$5,995

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

Lots & AcreAges for sALe

Call DOUG 306-955-2266 saskfarms@shaw.ca

Prices Reduced! ~ We Take Trades Reasonable Offers Considered

For Sale: One 120’ x 226’ lot . Cherry Avenue in Roche Percee. Please Phone 306-634-3565

Steel BuildingS / granarieS

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ST E E L B U I L D I N G S I Z Z L I N G S U M M E R S AV I N G S E V E N T ! 20X22 $4,188. 25X24 $4,598. 3 0 X 3 6 $ 6 , 8 76 . 3 2 X 4 4 $ 8 , 7 0 0 . 40X52 $12,990. 47X70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

AFTER HOURS: Cell: 461-7805

Land For Sale:10 acres, approximately 5 1/2 miles north of the hospital. Phone 306-634-7559 Prime 10 Acre Parcels of Land 1/2 mile west of Estevan. Phone 306-634-7920 or 306-421-1753

USED TRUCKS/VANS

TRAILERS/MOTORHOMES/RVs

1980 TRAVEL AIR MOTORHOME, 24 Ft. ....................................... $6,500

*PLUS APPLICABLE TAXES*

Career OppOrtunities

Most of Our Vehicles are Covered by Lubrico Powertrain Warranty

www.medallion-homes.ca Hwy 2 South Prince Albert

USED CARS

Parts & accessories

RENT BACK AVAILABLE

FOR MORE INFO CALL 1.800.249.3969

Family Owned Dealership Since 1937 1021 - 4th STREET, ESTEVAN PHONE: 306-634-3629 2012 CHRYSLER 300 LTD Loaded, 19,600 kms ........................... $33,900 2010 CHEV COLBALT LT 57,000 kms .......................................... $12,395 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT 52,000 kms ...................................... $15,900 2005 DODGE MAGNUM SXT AWD ................................................. $8,995

PURCHASING: SINGLE TO LARGE BLOCKS OF LAND. LAND. PREMIUM PRICES PAID WITH QUICK QUICK PAYMENT. YMENT.

FARM AND PASTURE LAND AVAILABLE TO RENT

Domestic cars

For Sale: 1985 Chevrolet S10 diesel, Low Mileage, fully restored. New paint and safetied. $4500. OBO. Delivery negotiable. Please call 204-725-7944

12 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4 factory warranty, 38,241 km..........................$23,995 11 Ford Escape XLT AWD factory warranty ............................................$20,995 11 Ford F150 Super Crew/Cab XLT 4x4 EcoBoost factory warranty ....$30,995 10 Chev Silverado LT Crew/Cab 4x4 Z-71 factory warranty, Flexfuel $25,995 09 Dodge Dakota Crew/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty ..........................$19,995 09 Dodge Dakota Ext/Cab SXT 4x4 factory warranty .............................$18,995 09 Dodge Journey R/T AWD 7 Pass 84,000 km, warranty .....................$22,995 09 Dodge D150 Ram Quad/cab SLT 4x4 warranty .................................$18,995 09 Honda CR-V EXL AWD 4dr warranty .................................................$20,995 07 Chev Colorado E/C 2wd warranty ......................................................$11,995 04 Chev Silverado Z-71 Crew/cab 4x4 4dr warranty ..............................$14,995 04 Jeep Liberty Limited 4dr 4X4 warranty ..............................................$10,995 02 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT QuadCab 4X4 warranty ...................................$8,995 97 Ford F150 E/C warranty.........................................................................$3,495

backed by 10 year warranty -multi family, single section, motel style homes -Qualify for C.M.H.C.Financing

Domestic cars

Walk in bathtub. New, never used. Very low entry with seats and jets. $2000. OBO. Delivery negotiable. Please call 204-725-7944

NO MORE THAN A 2x6

Out Of tOwn

Estevan Mercury

634-7231

421 - 4th Street – Estevan, Sask.

www.longcreekmotors.carpages.ca e-mail: saleslongcreekmotors@sasktel.net

Used Cars

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye Maximum steel, 9,935 kms ..................... $22,900 2011 Ford Mustang GT Boss Black, 28,832 kms........................... $29,900 2010 Chev Camaro SS Black, 57,194 kms ..................................... $29,900 2007 Pontiac G6 GT Convertible Red, 119,918 kms ...................... $9,900 2005 Dodge Viper Convertible Black, 37,520 kms ........................ $49,900

Used Trucks, Suvs & Vans

2012 RAM 1500 Limited Loaded White, 19,164 kms ..................... $45,900 2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Loaded Blue, 33,450 kms ...................... $40,900 2012 RAM 1500 Sport Loaded, White, 27,903 kms ...................... $38,900 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited Green, 49,004 kms .......... $34,900 2012 Dodge Journey R/T Silver, 63,503 kms ................................. $24,900 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Gas White, 116,139 kms $32,900 2012 Jeep Compass Limited Silver, 15,378 kms ........................... $25,900 2011 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn Brown, 35,000 kms ............... $39,900 2011 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Long Box Diesel Black 125,754 kms . $33,900 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LT Diesel, White, 152,248 kms ..................................................................................... $32,900 2011 RAM 2500 SLT Crew Cab Long Box Black, 124,830 kms .... $32,900 2011 RAM 1500 Sport Silver 67,464 kms ....................................... $29,900 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab Red, 89,044 kms.............. $24,900 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab Grey, 60,000 kms ....................................................................................... $22,900 2010 Cadillac SRX Premium Collection Grey, 52,600 kms .......... $33,900 2010 Acura RDX Technology Silver, 60,695 kms .......................... $29,900 2010 GMC Terrain SLE-1 Cloth Black, 59,495 kms ....................... $19,900 2010 Dodge Dakota SXT Crew Cab V8 Red, 106,496 kms ........... $19,900 2010 Buick Enclave CXL Ivory, 118,212 kms................................. $28,900 2009 Lexus RX350 Loaded Silver, 55,000 kms .............................. $27,900 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Dually White 201,000 kms ................ $26,900 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Silver, 87,287 kms .................. $29,900 2008 Ford Escape XLT Red, 91,121 kms ....................................... $14,900 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT Black, 173,765 kms ............................. $9,900 2008 Ford F350SD Harley Davidson Black, 152,670 kms ............. $32,900 2008 Dodge Durango SLT Grey, 115,162 kms .............................. $19,900 2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6 Black 160,323 kms ................................ $15,900

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 km............................................$25,995 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

Used Trucks, SUVs & Vans

2012 F350 CREW CAB LARIAT 4x4 74,000 kms ..........................$37,995 2012 EXPEDITION 4x4 LIMITED 20,000 kms ................................$47,995 2012 E450 CUBE VAN 29,000 kms ................................................$34,995 2012 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD 27,000 kms .............................$29,995 2011 F250 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.7L diesel, 95,000 kms ......$41,995 2011 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 6.7L diesel, 91, 000 kms ............$43,995 2011 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 4x4 57,000 kms .......................$29,995 2011 F150 LARIAT SUPERCAB 4x4 76,000 kms .........................$26,995 2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT1 AWD 18,000 kms ...................$24,995 2010 CHEVROLET CREW CAB LT 4x4 80,000 kms.....................$21,995 2008 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 106,000 kms ..........................$18,995 2008 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6,4L diesel ...........................$22,995 2008 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD 85,000 kms..............................$23,500 2008 DODGE 1500 SLT QUAD CAB 4x4 leather, moonroof, 56,000 kms ......................................................................................$22,995 2008 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.4L Diesel ..........................$20,995 2007 F150 LARIAT SUPERCREW 4x4 114,000 kms ....................$19,500 2006 F150 XTR SUPERCREW 4x4 136,000 kms ..........................$13,995

Senchuk Ford Sales Ltd.

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

306-634-3696


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September 11, 2013 B11

General employment

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Domestic cars

Domestic cars

www.estevanmercury.ca

801 13th Ave., ESTEVAN Ph: 1-800-915-8140

SOUTHEAST SASK USED CAR SUPERSTORE CARS

Bi-weekly

2012 FORD FUSION SEL AWD all options, 16,000 kms, white diamond ....................................................................................$165/$23,980 2012 CHRYSLER 200 leather, 25,000 kms ......................................$144/$20,817 2011 CHEV MALIBU LT SK tax paid, only 16,000 kms .....................$138/$17,490 2009 CHEV COBALT LT 2dr, pr. roof, auto, only 35,000 kms .........................$11,900 2008 CHEV MALIBU LT 104,000 kms, pr. roof ................................$104/$10,900 2006 BUICK ALLURE CXL white, 131,000 kms.............................................$8,990 2005 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE 132,000 kms .........................................$8,995

TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS 2013 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED RUBICON White, leather, Bi-weekly 3.6L, 6 spd manual, 25,000 kms......................................................................$31,700 2012 KIA SORENTO LUXURY PKG AWD 35,000 kms.............................$29,900 2012 GMC CREW 4X4 5.3 V8 122,000 kms .............................................$23,900 2012 FORD SUPERCREW FX4 4X4 5.0L, 31,000 kms ...................................SOLD 2011 DODGE DAKOTA CREW 4X4 30,424 kms .......................................$21,681 2011 GMC CREW 5.3 L loaded, leather, 20” rims, 106,000 kms ....................$30,700 2011 CHEV AVALANCHE buckets, 20” rims, orange, 40,000 kms .....$246/$31,700 2011 CHEV TRAVERSE LT AWD 8 passenger, 45,000 kms..............$193/$24,642 2011 GMC SIERRA SLE CREW 52,455 kms ..................................$178/$25,900 2010 F-150 XTR XLT CREW, silver, 46,000 kms ............................$215/$25,900 2010 CHEV EQUINOX AWD LS silver, 121,000 kms ........................................SOLD 2010 JEEP NORTH EDITION GRAND CHEROKEE 94,500 kms ....$208/$24,981 2009 CHEV AVALANCHE 20” rims, 82,500 kms ........................................$24,900 2009 CHEVY AVALANCHE Local trade, 80,500 kms ....................................$24,500 2008 GMC YUKON XL DENALI 105,636 kms ...............................$233/$27,700 2008 GMC ACADIA SLE AWD blue, 110, 000 kms ........................$196/$20,970 2007 CLASSIC CREW DENALI power roof, DVD, black, 113,000 kms .................................................................................................$22,990 2007 HONDA RIDGELINE 4X4 silver, 83,000 kms .........................$237/$20,979 2007 CHEV TAHOE LT 4X4 grey, 148,000 kms ..............................$167/$17,700 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE black, 81,500 kms ...............................$150/$15,900 2006 PONTIAC TORRENT AWD Leather 118,571 kms...............................$10,900 2006 GMC CANYON CREW 4X2 115,000 kms ..........................................$9,990

TIME TO GO ROW

2011 DODGE DAKOTA SXT QUAD CAB 4x4 30,300 kms ...........$150/$21,681

All payments based on $0 down plus applicable taxes. Bi-weekly O.A.C

General employment

Obituaries

Looking for a Store Supervisor in Lampman, SK - Completion of secondary school & Having work experience in retail store such as general store and/or grocery store is required. Flexible work shifts (willing to work evening and/or weekend shift). Duties: Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule activities of staff members; Sell merchandise to customers, process payment and return of merchandise; Assign staff members to duties and prepare work schedules and shifts; Maintain/control inve n to r y a n d o rd e r m e rc h a n dise;Train staff in job duties, sanitation and safety procedures; and Resolve customers’ complaint, report daily operation of the business to management. Wage & B e n f i t s : $ 16 . 0 0 ~ $ 18 . 0 0 / h r, 4 0 hrs/per wk, 3 wks of paid vacation. Send your resume to gerryslampman@gmail.com (Half-hour drive from Estevan) G e r r y ’s S t o r e F a m i l y F o o d s a t 101 Main St, Lampman, SK, S0C 1N0

1933 ~ KNIGHT ~ 2013 Keith Leroy Knight, beloved husband of 56 years to Jean (Brookes) was born August 6th, 1933 in Estevan. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry “Choppy” and Vera and one sister, Shirley (in infancy). Besides his loving wife, Jean, Keith is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (Douglas) Houston of Estevan, Melanie (Harry) Pettersen of Airdrie, Alberta, and Rhonda Knight of Calgary, Alberta; seven grandchildren, Scott (Jill) Houston, Joel Houston, Amy Houston, Amanda Houston, Michelle (Paul) Guimin, Kellie Doyle, and Jeffrey Doyle; and four great-grandchildren, Asher and Kyra Houston, and Gregory and Alicia Guimin; one sister, Glenda Knight (Denny Lewis); brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Janice Brookes, Ann and Duane Conrad, Ron and Delores Brookes; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Keith earned his teaching certificate through Normal School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1956. He married Jean in April 1957 and they moved to Toronto, Ontario where Keith attended “Radio College”. In 1958, they moved back to Saskatchewan where he attended the University of Saskatchewan and taught school in Naicam. In 1964, the family came to Medicine Hat where he was employed with the MHSD #76 until his retirement in 1992. He earned his B.Ed. degree through summer school and night classes from the University of Lethbridge in the mid 1970’s.Keith enjoyed his family, sports, camping, all forms of history, and attention to detail. A Private Funeral Service was held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 with Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson officiating. Interment will take place in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Keith’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8, or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #102, 73 – 7th Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 1J2. Condolences may be sent through www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Keith Knight. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone 1-800-317-2647

Career OppOrtunities TOWN OF LANIGAN EMPLOYM E N T O P P O RT U N IT Y - T h e Town of Lanigan invites applications for the position of Director of Recreation & Community Development. The ideal candidate should possess the following: Cer tificate/Diploma from a recognized Recreation Program or equivalent; Work experience in a field of Economic Development & Tourism would be an asset; Capable of operating equipment and performing minor maintenance and repairs would be an asset. Current salary range is $32,000 to $37,000 annually plus a comprehensive benefits package. For a list of duties, cont a c t t h e Tow n o f L a n i ga n a t (306) 365-2809 or email town.lanigan@sasktel.net. Resumes complete with 3 references should be sent to: Town of Lanigan, Box 280 Lanigan SK S0K 2M0 or faxed to: (306) 365-2960. Application deadline is Thursday, September 19th, 2013.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS for late model CAT equip: motor scrapers (cushion ride), dozers, excavators, rock trucks, graders (trim operators). Camp job. Competitive wages plus R & B. Valid drivers license req’d. Send resume and work references to: Bryden Construction and Transport Co. Inc. Box 100, Arborfield, Sk. S0E 0A0; email: brydenconstruct@xplornet.ca Fax: 306-769-8844

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Raymond Norman Gedak 1944 - 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Raymond (Ray) Gedak on May 23, 2013 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice in Kamloops, B.C. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan, with Rev. Brian Meredith officiating. Following the graveside service, a barbeque will be held for family and close friends, at the home of Britt and Elaine Gedak.

Leonard Loppe Leonard Loppe of Oxbow, passed away at the Galloway Health Centre, Oxbow, on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Mary of Oxbow, children: Marilyn (Ron) Schultz of Oxbow, Keith (Loretta) Loppe of Oxbow, Gerald Loppe of Oxbow, Bruce (Lia) Loppe of Oxbow, and Janice (Murray) Miller of Estevan; thirteen grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Leonard's life was held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Oxbow, SK., at 2:00pm with Pastor Jason Schultz officiating. Interment took place at the Oxbow Cemetery. Donations may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Box 389, Oxbow, SK. SOC 2BO or to the Oxbow Health Care Memorial Fund, Box 268, Oxbow, SK. SOC 2BO. Arrangements in care of Redpath Funeral Home Oxbow 306-483-2401. To send condolences to the family, please visit: www. redpathfuneralhome.com.

Violet Rose Dukart 1923 – 2013 Violet Dukart, late of Estevan, Sask. passed away at the Estevan Regional Nursing Home on her 90th birthday, Saturday, August 31, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family. Violet’s memory will be forever cherished by her daughter-in-law Marilyn Dukart; daughter Gail (Vern) Cole; son Ricky (Jackie) Dukart; grandchildren, Corrina Davidson, Michael (Marnie) Dukart, Bradley (Tanya) Dukart, Dixie Cole (Collin Gordon), Michael Cole and Shelley Cernanec; 13 great grandchildren; brother Ronald (Cork) Mursell; special niece Donna Helekson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Mary Mursell; husband Frank (Snakey) Dukart; son Barry Dukart; two brothers and two sisters. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Giles Anglican Church, Estevan, with Rev. Mark Osborne officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Estevan Regional Nursing Home for their constant care and concern for our mom and for us, her family as well. Your compassion knows no bounds - you went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure mom was comfortable and to ensure that her passing was a peaceful one. Those wishing to make a donation in Violet’s memory may do so directly to the Estevan Regional Nursing Home Auxiliary, 1921 Wellock Road, Estevan, Sask., S4A 2B5. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Robert (Bob) Kvamme 1941 – 2013 It is with sadness that the family of Robert "Bob" Oliver Clarence Kvamme announces his sudden passing at home, on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the age of 72 years. Bob will be forever remembered and loved by his wife Cheryl Kvamme; sons, Bob Kvamme (Bonnie Chepil-Kvamme) and David Kvamme; grandchildren, Meghan VanderKuur, Rachelle Kvamme (Gavin Mievre) and Dylan Kvamme; siblings, Leslie (Eileen) Kvamme, John (Brenda) Kvamme, Joyce Dodd, Gloria (Darrell) Miller and Margaret (Dr. John) Green; brothers-in-law, Ray Briltz and Ken Mehler; father-in-law Ivor (Yvonne) Brown and in-laws, Connie (Ken) Head, Karen (Floyd) Sellsted and Ken (Marjorie) Brown, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Elva Kvamme; sisters, Marilyn Briltz and Karen Mehler and mother-in-law Helen Brown. A Celebration of Bob's Life was held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or the Lung Association of Saskatchewan in Bob's memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You

The family of Robert (Bob) Kvamme would like to extend special thanks to the following: Robin (Big Bird) and Sylvia Garchinski of Houston Pizza for generously hosting and providing the after-service luncheon; Mr. Doug Third for presiding over the funeral service; Hall Funeral Services, especially Dustin Hall for his calm demeanor and beautiful singing voice; Dr. Sheikh for his compassionate medical care throughout Bob’s COPD journey; Carol Cundall for her constant love and support during this time of sorrow; Dale and Alice Fox for their continuous support; Diane Fowler for her love and support; Paul and Cindy Tinant; and the City of Estevan for their consideration during this time; and the many family, friends and businesses, too numerous to mention, for their thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness. Charlotte “Faye” English 1944 – 2013 Faye English passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Faye's memory will always be cherished by her children, Darren English (Kathy Sangret) of Red Deer, Alta., Daryl English of Moose Jaw, Sask., Sandra (Darcy) Langen of Roche Percee, Sask. and Shelley (Jody) Belitski of Estevan; grandchildren, Chris English (Trisha Neuberger), Samantha (Jo) Dickau, Eric English, Kyle Langen, Zachary Belitski and Ashlynn Belitski; and great grandchildren, Jackson and Lincoln Dickau, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Dora Cooper; father F. W. Williams, step father Harvey Cooper; son Wayne English; and sister Ruby (Henry) Morris. A Memorial Service for Faye was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Sandy Dalziel officiating. A private family interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those so wishing may make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan or a charity of choice in Faye's memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Thank You The family of Charlotte “Faye” English would like to thank everyone who expressed their condolences during this difficult time. Thank you to all who sent cards, flowers and food and to those who lit memorial candles. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and special thanks to Rita and Pearl at Inglis Court for everything you have done for Mom. Thank you to Sandy Dalziel for the beautiful service and to the Legion Ladies for the delicious lunch. A very special thank you goes to Dustin Hall and the staff at Hall Funeral Services. Your help and guidance during this time is greatly appreciated.  - The English Family Mae Gosselin 1921 - 2013 Mae Gosselin, late of Estevan, Sask. passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital Special Care Home on Monday, September 2, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Mae's memory will be forever cherished by her children, Jeanne Paul, Faye (Lawrence) Goudy, Gloria (Dan) Kroeker, Pat Keen, Dennis Gosselin and her "adopted son" Kevin Keating; 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Antoinette Venne; husband Ernie Gosselin; sons, Jack Gosselin and Rick Gosselin; son-in-law Henry Keen; 3 sisters and 1 brother. A Prayer Service was held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Brian Meredith. Following cremation, interment took place in the Estevan City Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in Mae's memory may do so directly to the New Estevan Regional Nursing Home, 1201 - 2nd Street, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0M1. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank you

Thanks to Hall Funeral Services for the wonderful service you provided; also to Doug Third for his compassion at prayers. Thank you to Father Brian Meredith for his kindness and conducting the Funeral Mass; to St. Joe’s Long Term Care staff for the wonderful care mom received during her stay and to all the friends who brought food and flowers. Special thanks to Shirley Matte and Bev Schmidt for being there for us. Thanks to Helen Jacobson for making the name plate for the urn, and also to Kevin Keating and Terry Stefiuk for all your help. -The Family


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Calvin William Avery June 15, 1953 - September 4, 2013 Calvin Avery, late of Stoughton, Sask. passed away peacefully in Regina, Sask. on Wednesday September 4, 2013 at the age of 60 years. Calvin is survived by his wife Kathy; son Brad (Shelley) and his grandchildren, Charlotte and Gabriel. Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers, Les (Betty), Cec (Joyce), Gordon (Donna) and Barry (Vanda); his sisters, Grace (Joe Kuntz), Doreen Cunningham and Marilyn (Don Bzdell); sister-in-law, Eleanor (Gus) and numerous nephews and nieces.  He was predeceased by his son Curtis; his parents, Cyril & Elsie; brother Grant; sister-in-law Norma; brother-in-law Leland and great nephew Hudson.  Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Calvin’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Calvin may be made to The Canadian Liver Foundation, 2320 15th Ave. Regina, Sask. S4P 1A2 or Brad Avery Burn Fund, c/o Midale Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 278 Midale, Sask. S0C 1S0. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Mary Victoria Morgan 1931 – 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Morgan at the age of 81 years. Mary will be dearly missed by her husband of 60 years, Clarence Morgan, Estevan; her sister Alma Kiefer (Del), Moose Jaw, Sask.; niece Phyllis (Nick) Ksenych, Watertown, S.Dak., USA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by parents, Andrew & Anna Spreitzer and her step sister, Rose Healy. A Graveside Service was held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stoughton Town Cemetery, with Elizabeth Goodson officiating. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Mary may be given to Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Mark Dean Bjorndal Aug. 12, 1963 – Aug. 30, 2013 Mark Dean Bjorndal passed away in Estevan, Sask. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the age of 50 years. Mark will be forever remembered by his daughter Emma Bjorndal and her mother Val LaFontaine of Regina, Sask.; step daughters, Andrea LaFontaine and Nicole LaFontaine of Regina; brother Brian (Kelly) Bjorndal and their daughter Silken Bjorndal of Saskatoon, Sask.; parents, Jim and Jean Bjorndal of Estevan; grandmother Grace Carlson of Estevan; grandchild Marcus David McKay of Regina; aunts and uncles, Dale and Sharon Grimes of Estevan, Brian Jennings of Dickinson, N.Dak., USA, Donna Bjorndal of Estevan, Sharon Bjorndal of Estevan and Lynda Carlson of Stouffville, Ont., as well as numerous cousins and good friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Olaf and Edna Bjorndal, and Milo James Carlson; aunts, Lynda Jennings and Eunice Bjorndal; uncles, Alvin Bjorndal, Don Bjorndal, Harvey Bjorndal and Barry Carlson; and cousins, Kevin Bjorndal and Shawn Marie Bjorndal. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Brian Meredith. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. Those wishing to make donations in Mark's memory may do so directly to Estevan Palliative Care, Box 5000-203, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, Sask., S4A 2V6.

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

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

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Fax: 306-634-6845

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

St. Giles

Anglican Church Parish of Estevan 317-12th Avenue

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

Faith Lutheran Church Nicholson Centre, Estevan

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

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

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

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Estevan Mercury

Midale community happenings Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent

11a.m. so please be at the park by 10 a.m. The judges will be there as well as the first responders. There will be different categories this year but all prizes will be ribbons for first, second and third places. After the parade, the Lions will be having a lunch at the Midale Civic Centre at a minimal cost of $5.00. They will also have a fishpond at a cost of 3/$1. The Lion’s members are quite excited and hope you are too and they would like you to please invite your friends to provide an entry as well. Please call Marilyn or Wayne Gust to enter a float or for more information. If you were unable to attend Midale Minor Hockey’s registration, please text Angela Carlson to register. If you are in need of a release for members joining other teams outside of our community, or for more information, please call Terry Hauglum. Right now Midale has an initiation team that will practice on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and a novice hockey team that will practice on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Both teams will practice Saturday afternoons as well when not playing games. Midale also has a recreational team that plays in the Estevan league and the senior team that plays in the Big Six Hockey League. For information on the recreation team call Colin Rosengren or Cody Martin. For more information on the senior team call Ryan Thompson. The recreation board is hoping to have the ice in by mid-October. Logan Martinson won the Grand Aggregate at the provincial 4-H judging competition in Whitewood on Aug. 9 and 10. Logan’s next step is to participate on behalf of the Province of Saskatchewan at the Canadian National 4-H Youth Judging Competition that will be held during Regina’s Canadian Agribition from Nov. 10 to 12. Congratulations Logan! Midale Central School has two new

The Midale and Area Recreation Board will be hosting their annual Fowl Supper on Sunday, September 29th from 3 to 7 p.m. Catrina has found eleven of the sixteen turkey cookers needed to provide the turkey for the approximately 600 people who are expected. The turkeys and dressings are supplied by the recreation board. Help is also needed to peel and cut the potatoes and turnips on Saturday at 9 a.m. This job usually only takes an hour or so, so please come out and help if you have some spare time. Bring your own peelers and knives. The catering club has graciously agreed to help the recreation board again this year. Anyone not cooking a turkey is asked to supply a pie or other dessert please. For more information please call Catrina Moldenhauer. The Midale rink’s cell phone number is 306-458-7555 and is equipped with voice mail, call display, texting and e-mail. The Midale rink’s e-mail is midalerink@gmail. com. 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 is already planning their fall projects. Bingo dates will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 8 will be the Christmas bingo. They will be held at 2 p.m. at the Midale Seniors’ Centre. The Santa Parade this year will be held on Saturday, Nov 2. Please start preparing your floats, ponies, wagons or whatever you would like to put in the parade. The parade will gather at Manley Park and will start at

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teachers this year. Mr. Kris Fortner has come from the Prairie Spirit School Division and is the new high school science teacher. The new kindergarten teacher is Ms. Kendra Wentzell and she recently moved here from Ontario. Picture day for the school will be on Tuesday, September 17. Your child/children will be photographed using a proof program. Lifetouch Canada will be the company taking the student’s portraits. Please make sure the Lifetouch flyer with the pose and background choices is returned by that day. All M.C.S. families are reminded to please send the $30 yearbook fee to the school as soon as possible if you haven’t already done so. The purchase of one book per family is necessary to ensure the school has a yearbook. The Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be hosting a Sunday School rally on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. This will be followed by a

hot dog lunch. Regular Sunday School classes will begin on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. Confirmation classes will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2 after school. All youth 12 – 14 years of age are welcome. Please call Pastor Cicely for more information. The Midale Public Library is so thankful to all the children who participated in the reading program over the summer. Tina Macknak was the winner of the backpack full of goodies. The library’s hours are Tuesday’s from 3 – 8 p.m. and Friday’s from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Please feel free to come in to read, borrow books or magazines or use the computers. The seventh annual Black Gold Bullnanza was held on Sept. 7. We will hopefully be able to provide you with the results in next week’s paper. Until then Midale and area, have a great week!

Birth Announcements

• Born to Scott and Tammy Kallis (née Penill) on August 7, 2013, a daughter, Savannah Taelor Kallis. Proud grandparents are Margaret and Albert Penill and Shirley Kallis. • Born to Tommy and Angel Holden (née Boxell) on August 19, 2013 a son Wesley Jonny Neil Ross Holden. Proud grandparents are Bob and Lori Holden and Denise and Ric Boxell and Elaine Brunton. • Born to Cory and Suzanne Casemore (née Kuchinka) on August 19, 2013, a son Kooper Allen Casemore.

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full time quick lube technician - wage negotiable - we will train

Drop off resume to 238 4th St.

Locator Assistant Position Details: • works well with others • assisting locator as required • outdoor work in the oilfield • requires a lot of walking Employer willing to train. Apply by email or fax:

questlocators@sasktel.net

306-634-6493

Quest Line Locators Ltd.

WW1333

Has immediate openings

for the following permanent full-time positions:

• (1) Excavator Operator (minimum 2 years experience) • (4) Labourers (Water & Sewer installation) • (1) Skid Steer Operator Applicants must have valid Class 5 drivers license and current safety tickets (first aid, H2S, ground disturbance, confined space) We offer competitive wages and group benefit packages.

Please send resume to dave.turnbullexcavating@sasktel.net or Fax 306-634-6639

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.


www.estevanmercury.ca

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

September 11, 2013 B15

Inside Sales/Counter Person EnviroGeo Testing located in Estevan, Sk. is looking for

Materials Testing personnel. Materials Testing personnel will be required to:

•conduct soil density •concrete ashphalt •limited geotechnical tests

Apply online to: ssmolnic@envirogeotesting.com

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

SEARS HOMETOWN STORE The Sears Hometown Store located in Estevan, SK is currently hiring for a Contract Manager Position Sears Hometown Stores offer the most popular brands of Major Appliances, Mattresses, Home Electronics, Floor Care & Sewing Products, Air & Water Treatment Products and Lawn & Garden Equipment, plus Sears Catalogue Services.

Interested candidates should call: Telephone: 204 806-3218 Or email your resume to: rkelly6@sears.ca

Senchuk Ford Service Department

1st and 2nd YEAR APPRENTICES or ELECTRICAL HELPERS • no experience required • safety tickets an asset but not required

Technician

chris@senchuk.com or call 306.636.6465

Your Opportunity Awaits

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

WORLDWIDE LEADER TALENTED TEAM

Fluid Control

• experience an asset but not necessary

Field Service Technicians Responsibilities include overseeing the mechanical, chemical, organic and electrical processes, utilized to stabilize drilling mud, provide enhanced drilling properties and recycle drilling mud through closed loop systems. They are involved with monitoring centrifuges, premix tank, light plants and associated products & services and dewatering drilling muds. This position requires travel to well site locations for rigging up, servicing and tear down of solids control equipment. 3 years of previous drilling rig experience, knowledge of a drilling environment and a working knowledge of solids control products and services would be beneficial. Physical requirements include the ability to bend, lift and carry to up 50 lbs. on a frequent basis. Successful completion of drug, alcohol and physical testing is required for this safety sensitive position. Apply via: Fax: (306) 634-1299 Email: Rennie.Zazula@nov.com

Oilfield ~Industrial~Residential

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

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

118 Souris Ave. N., Estevan

If you have a solid work ethic and take pride in your work, make sure to forward your resume immediately to Chris Hortness at

SECRETARY

Forward Resume to: Fax: (306) 634-5545 E-mail: clarkizsak@sasktel.net or larryboutin@sasktel.net Ph: (306) 634-9724 Mail: Box 362 Estevan, SK S4A 2A4 Or apply in person to 102 Perkins St.

Sales People Required

Automotive and computer knowledgeable, as well as, experience and ADP training an asset but willing to train.

National Oilwell Varco Fluid Control is currently recruiting in the Estevan and Weyburn area for:

Competitive Wages Offered Health Plan, RRSP’s & Bonuses

Mail resume to: Box 1518 Estevan, SK S4A 2L7 or email to: gerry.pakish@sonepar.ca

has the following full time position available

Ford Sales Ltd.

NOW HIRING

required immediately for electrical distributor. Excellent wages and benefits offered. Electrical experience would be a definite asset.

We thank all applicants, only those under consideration will be contacted.

is looking to hire a

Outside Sales Parts Person We are looking for a professional who: - delivers thorough, efficient and courteous services to all customers, in person or via the phone; - advises customers on inventory selection, service availability and new products; - makes regular scheduled calls to current and prospective customers to discuss current services, new promotions and other incentives; - provides sales leads to the Sales team; - maintains ongoing responsibility for customer service and provides problem resolution; - is independent and resourceful with the ability to work under minimal supervision. - is proficient with computer systems - has excellent communication and organizational skills. We would like to offer you: - an exemplary health, dental and optical benefits package; - a fulfilling career where you can relate to and engage with an incredible team. Skills and Abilities: - continuous learning - computer use - finding information - job task planning and organizing - critical thinking - decision making - problem solving - working with others - oral communications - document use. Parts Specialization: - heavy equipment - on/off highway trucks and related equipment.

For more information or send resume to: Winacott Equipment Group Bienfait Box 369 Bienfait, SK S0C 0M0 Attn: Robert Corbett, Parts Manager Email: r.corbett@winacott.ca Phone: 306-388-3788 Fax: 306-388-3789 Cell: 306-421-2043


B16 September 11, 2013

Estevan Mercury

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

D & D Oilfield Rentals is now hiring for the position of Well Site Technician in our Weyburn shop. Experience with repairing RV units would be a definite asset, as well as experience with HVAC repair and maintenance. Physical fitness (some heavy lifting) and a strong mechanical aptitude are both required. An RV technician certification would be desirable, but training is available for the appropriate candidate.

Trimount Developments is a new home, condo and land development company based in Estevan, SK. Trimount Developments is currently seeking construction labourers for their Weyburn and Estevan locations. The successful candidates must me able to follow detailed instructions, have ability to lift heavy items, be able to work independently, have an attention to detail and a positive attitude. Trimount Developments pays top wages depending on experience.

Construction Labourers Estevan & Weyburn Team

Apply by email: info@trimount.ca Fax: 306.634.4999

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Qualified candidates may drop off a resume or email to: weyburn@ddoil.net with the subject line:

Well Site Technician

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Apply by email: info@trimount.ca Fax: 306.634.4999

Individual must be energetic, highly motivated, organized, and a good understanding of the construction process. Must be able to work in different types of environments and adapt to a changing job site. Must demonstrate proficiency in the use of power tools and blue print reading. Good communication skills, positive attitude and experience are required.

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Now hiring the following positions: Experienced Class 1 Drivers / Operators  Experienced Cement and Acid Operators 

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

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 service
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 when
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 pipeline
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 oilfield
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 facility
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