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Truck bypass enters expropriation phase Land acquisition along the proposed Estevan bypass is coming to an end as the Ministry of Highways will begin expropriating land that it couldn’t acquire through negotiation. Expropriation isn’t a particularly lengthy procedure, but it will take some time to complete. No construction will begin before those proceedings are final, said Doug Wakabayashi, director of media relations at the Ministry of Highways, so he said construction is not likely to commence along the bypass until some time next year. “We still need to get title to all the necessary land before construction starts. The outstanding land that we haven’t been able to acquire through negotiation, we are beginning expropriation proceedings,” said Wakabayashi. “Once we have title to all the land we will shortly thereafter proceed to tender.” The ministry isn’t sure how long expropriation proceedings will take, and it’s doubtful any construction aside from some preparation work would be completed before next spring. Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig said there were to be three evaluations and at the end of the process, any outstanding files would proceed to expropriation. “We do understand that the province has been working diligently on this file for a number of years,” said Ludwig. “Yorkton started about

Mayor Roy Ludwig the same time, and they’re already done most of their bypass.” Because it is a matter that falls purely within provincial jurisdiction, Ludwig said the City does not get involved. “We’re patiently waiting, and have been for some time, to actually see some movement on our heavy truck bypass, so we’re hoping that sooner, rather than later, (the bypass) will happen.” The action by way of expropriating land is

a part of the process in moving the truck bypass file forward. Designs have yet to be finalized on the proposed bypass, and Ludwig said the City is continuing to lobby for access from Sister Roddy Road and Kensington Avenue onto the bypass. There is a plan to incorporate access onto the bypass at Highway 47 north of the city. “We were looking at a couple of points onto the bypass. As we move forward in the process, these discussions will continue to take place. Maybe one point will be moved in favour of another as we get a better understanding of the definitive plan,” said Ludwig. There have been changes made to the bypass plans over the years, and the City will continue to work with the ministry on updating the design based on foreseen future needs. “It’s early to say at this stage exactly what the finished product will look like, but we’re getting closer and closer to that,” said Ludwig, who noted the RM of Estevan is also involved in discussions as one of the parties involved in the project. Ludwig said there will have to be extra lanes where the bypass intersects with other roads. Merging lanes are a necessity when the bypass connects with Highway 39, because vehicles will have to get up to speed in order to safely return to the highway.

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One of Estevan’s most well-known health care professionals has announced his plans to seek the Conservative Party nomination in the Souris-Moose Mountain Constituency for the 2015 federal election. Dr. Robert Kitchen is the first to publicly declare his intentions to fill the seat that has been held by Ed Komarnicki since 2004. Komarnicki announced earlier this year that he will

not run for re-election when his term expires in roughly two years. In an interview with The Mercury Monday, Kitchen said he has long held an interest in politics and has been involved on a behind-the-scenes basis with a handful of parties over the years. Now, with the support of his wife Donna and their three children behind him, Kitchen feels the timing is

right to step into the political ring. “Ed has done a fantastic job here, and I thought he would go another term, so it was never really on my radar,” said Kitchen, who has worked as a chiropractor in the city for around 25 years. “I’ve been interested in my politics since my university days when I used to be one of the grunts and the gofers. That got me interested in politics back in

those days and it has always been there.” Kitchen said federal politics have long been of particular interest, something he credited to growing up in a military family, an upbringing that saw him live in a number of Canadian cities as well as countries such as Pakistan, Iran, the United States, England and Afghanistan. “I’m an army brat,” he said. “My father was

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Nomination process expected to be competitive A1⇠ former Conservative MP Roy Bailey announced his retirement in 2003, Kitchen said he explored the idea of seeking the nomination before deciding it was not the right time from a family and professional perspective. “It wasn’t right for me, it wasn’t right for my practice and my patients … the kids were young and still involved with hockey and things like that,” he said. “Once the kids moved on, I got into leadership roles within the profession. I was the registrar for the profession and the registrar is basically a public protector so I was involved in policing my own profession. “I was also president of the (Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards) dealing with all of the regulators across Canada. I am in

my second year as pastpresident. I was involved from an international perspective too. I was involved with labour mobility, basically dealing with bringing foreign trained chiropractors to Canada. I was the chair of setting up a national standard that we are trying to get for across Canada.” Kitchen noted there are a number of aspects of his work as a chiropractor and with the various professional bodies that have helped prepare him for a potential second career in politics. “I have spent the last 25 to 30 years navigating people through the healthcare system. Now I think I want to change that to maybe go into something a little different and help them in other aspects, because there is so much going on with immigration and the economy, which

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race to win the Conservative nomination will likely determine the next MP, as the party has had a stranglehold on SourisMoose Mountain since

the riding was created in 1987. Former Liberal MP Bernie Collins is the only non-Conservative/Reform politician to win an election since that time. Kitchen said he is well aware of the importance of the nomination process and will be out selling memberships not only within Estevan but throughout the entire riding. He added through his involvement with his children’s sports, in particular hockey, he knows many people throughout SourisMoose Mountain. “Obviously I need to get to be known in other areas, (of Souris-Moose Mountain) but with that said I have contacts that will hopefully help me out,” said Kitchen, who added that he expects to face stiff competition for the nomination. “I am expecting that and I welcome it. Obvi-

ously it is a challenge and there are other people who are going to be able to do just as good and I think that will be good for the constituents. I’d like to believe I’ve got the skills; I’ve got the experience and I’ve got the leadership skills that I have developed over the years.” Given his background in health care, Kitchen said that is an issue that interests him. However, he noted that growing up around the world in an army family has shaped an interest in the military as well. He added that seniors issues are also of importance to him and his wife through their careers in health care. As of press time, no other candidates had publicly declared their intentions to run but there have been rumours that some announcements are expected in the near future.

City responding to traffic growth Traffic is a continuously growing concern at city hall. A truck bypass has long been in the works to send the semi trucks around the Energy City in an effort to keep municipal streets more open. In last year’s municipal elections, the public voted to reduce the speed limit on city streets to 40 km/h from 50, except on main thoroughfares. With construction season still ongoing, resulting in road closures and detours directing heavier flows of traffic to areas of the city unused to large numbers of motorists, there are plans the City of Estevan has to maintain safe and expedient routes through the city. Of particular concern is the intersection on the west side of Estevan, near St. Joseph’s Hospital, where Sister Roddy Road and Highway 39 meet. With vehicles being directed to the intersection because of detours, the amount of traffic has swelled, resulting in a reduction of the speed limit on the highway. “We will have to, sooner or later, get lights and a merging lane in there. We have already had discussion with the Ministry (of Highways) on that, and we’ll continue to do so,” said Mayor Roy Ludwig. “That’s really scary, Sister Roddy Road

and Highway 39. With the Highway 47 north improvements, we have knocked the speed limit down to 50 km/h, simply because 80 km/h, my God, it was just simply too scary.” New land development is coming east of Sister Roddy Road with plans to add a new residential subdivision, which will add not only more traffic but also more heavy traffic to that area of the city next year when construction begins. “As we move forward with our developments, and Essex (Developments) has agreed to come into the picture with their 118 acres, and they will start developing in the spring. That will add extra stress as well to that access and entry point onto Highway 39 from that part of the city,” said Ludwig. The mayor stressed that the intersection is a priority and a concern of the City, and hopes that lights will be installed, turning the area into a completely controlled intersection. “We have to make sure everything is correct and work with the ministry to get that intersection built. We feel that has to be done, so that’s something that is an immediate concern for us,” said Ludwig. “Where that’s going to fall in with the ministry’s help and their input, we’ll find out. We believe that’s something that has to be done.”

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City will back Summer Games bid Also commits $336k towards track facility By Chad Saxon of The Mercury The City of Estevan has thrown its full support behind the bid for the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games. Council passed two resolutions at the Sept. 9 meeting, both of which were important steps in Estevan’s quest to land the Games for the first time since 1980. In one resolution, the City pledged its support of the Games bid, guaranteed to back any deficit and will also commit its facilities for the Games. The second resolution is to support one-third of the costs of the new track and field facilities, which comes to $336,000. Mayor Roy Ludwig said the City’s contribution will be paid out over a fiveyear term. As for covering any possible deficit, Ludwig does not expect that to be an issue. “I believe, if you look at the stats, there was only one that didn’t make money so we are very confident with the committee and people that we have in place that we will be successful,” Ludwig said.” Brian Smith and Brian Senchuk, who are the cochairs of Estevan’s Games bid, both appeared before council to ask for the resolutions and also to provide an update on their progress. Senchuk said the local group is a highly motivated group that has banded together and is proud of the bid they will be submitting to the selection committee later this year. Senchuk added that although the City would have to cover any losses, he is also confident the Games will be a major success. “We’d like to think that our team is very wellrecognized in the community, very responsible,” Senchuk said. “Though there is that underlying notion that it could run into a deficit, we are confident that our team is not going to allow that to happen. It’s a formality as far as we’re

Brian Smith (left) and Brian Senchuk, the co-chairs for Estevan’s Saskatchewan Summer Games bid, went before Estevan city council Sept. 9 to ask for City support. concerned but I guess there are no guarantees. I think we are going to make sure that there is a number of procedures … and guidelines (in place) to make sure that we are successful.” Smith took the members of council through an information package on their bid and other pertinent matters. He said the deadline to submit the bid for the Games is Oct. 1 and they expect to have it to the selection committee by Sept. 27. Once all of the submissions are in, the selection group will create a shortlist of four and will then conduct site visits, likely in mid-October. “Up to 10 representatives from the site selection committee will come to Estevan and will basically spend a day. They will want to meet city council, and the mayor in particular, and some of the major stakeholders like the school board and some of the business community. “Of course they will

want to tour all of the venues and meet all of the board members that are on the committee. It will be a packed day. We should hear sometime in November who the committee is going to be giving the 2016 Games.” Smith said one of the two big tenets of the Games is to provide wha-

the described as a miniOlympics atmosphere for the athletes. The other is to leave a major legacy in the host community in areas such as facilities. “(The legacy) could be in facilities, new sports being brought to the community, trained officials, better trained coaches and lots of volunteers,” he

said. “Of course there is an economic benefit to the city as well. About 95 per cent of the Games hosted thus far have shown a surplus. We’d like to keep it that way.” Smith said the committee is also working on the operating budget and he expects it will be over $1 million. They will also

have a hefty capital budget, most of which will go towards the new track and field facilities, which will be located at the Estevan Comprehensive School. In late August, the Cornerstone School Division agreed to pay onethird of the cost. With the City’s commitment that leaves one-third remaining, much of which will be generated through fundraising ventures. It’s expected some funds will be needed for two more tennis courts to meet the Games requirement of four. As for their competition, Smith said Swift Current, Melville, Melfort, North Battleford and Nipawin are in the running and he expects that Swift Current will pose the stiffest competition. “We are working really hard to find ways of standing out above them.” It will take an estimated 1,700 volunteers to run the games and Smith noted the committee is off to a good start with a number of people already stepping up to take on big roles within their group. Smith said the committee was hoping to have the first draft of the bid completed by Monday to allow enough time for review. They hope to have the final document into the printers by this coming Monday and will then send it forward.

Telethon details coming together The board of directors is meeting once every week and the sub-committees are meeting even more frequently as the countdown to this year’s United Way Telethon is on. The meetings and fine tuning are necessary to ensure that this year’s event is a success. The Telethon will be staged Oct. 18 and 19 from the Legion Hall in Estevan, and it is hoped to raise at least this year’s targeted amount of $350,000 within the 33-hour televised marathon. Campaign chairwoman Dawn Schell said there are still openings for volunteers. Those who are interested in helping out in any fashion are urged to contact the UW office at 306-634-7375 or e-mail executivedirector@unitedwayestevan.com The United Way supports 18 member agencies and local community projects that include the Hillcrest School Breakfast Club, the Estevan Comprehen-

sive School’s Challenge Day and the annual Day of Caring. A complete list of the member agencies served by the Estevan UW is found on unitedwayestevan.com. “We extend a welcome to all those who are new to the community. Come and join the excitement of the live telecast as we strive to achieve our goal again this year,” said Schell. The local UW chapter has been the first in Canada to meet their targeted financial goals for over three decades now, using the telethon format. The committees are still seeking entertainers for this year’s production as well as homemade items that can be put up for bids during the Telethon. Those who can contribute through entertainment or by producing bid items, are asked to contact Wendy at 306-421-7124, Christa at 306-461-9465 or Elizabeth at 306-421-2030.

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Komarnicki will push for twinning funds Souris-Moose Mountain MP Ed Komarnicki said he will continue to support the bid to have Highways 39 and 6 twinned from Regina to Estevan. In an interview last Wednesday, Komarnicki noted that he has long been a proponent of twinning and was happy to hear the provincial government say it will place a high priority on it. “I have indicated all along that they should look at it futuristically speaking, should have a bold vision and twin it,” Komarnicki said. After years of saying the amount of traffic on the route from Estevan to Regina didn’t warrant twinning, Premier Brad Wall surprised many last month when he announced that the government is now taking a very serious look at the matter. In comments while he visited Estevan, Wall acknowledged the safety concerns and indicated that traffic projections have forced his government to change its stance. Wall added that because twinning the roughly 200 kilometres of highway would come at a huge expense, the province would be seeking funds from the federal government. Asked about that, Komarnicki said he has sent a letter to the Minster of Transportation in the past and will continue to push for support. “I sent a letter to say this really needs to be done at some point and it would be nice if we had some infrastructure dollars to help this along,” he said. “Then I followed up again with the new minister and we advanced a lot of

Ed Komarnicki the funding under the previous (infrastructure) programs to the provinces or directly to the programs, so until the end of 2014 all those funds are used up. “But new programs are coming in place and certainly

we should keep that in mind in our design of the programs and so on, because I think it is an important route and there is no question it needs to be done. Cost is always important, and if the feds can share in some of the funding that would be great and we’ll see how it goes.” Komarnicki added that with the economy in southeast Saskatchewan not expected to slow down for years, it is important to move forward on twinning. He said the types of traffic are also a major consideration. “This is an important trading area, and we have a lot happening here locally, not only from the Bakken oilfield but the interchange for the grain and the oil. There is a lot of stress on the roads and people are getting frustrated and you can appreciate that. “My sense is that it’s going to continue to grow and if you look down the road in terms of the economy, (twinning) makes good sense and it is never going to get cheaper.” Komarnicki said any push to get federal dollars is made somewhat easier by the fact Highway 39 is considered an international trade corridor. “We are investing a considerable amount of dollars in building up North Portal and we invested millions of dollars to upgrade the highway to North Portal and given the fact it is a trading corridor it makes it easier for me lobbying for federal involvement,” he said. “My approach has always been if you are pushing in the right direction, hopefully something opens up, and I’d like to see it happen in my time if I could.”

Southeast Transportation group supports four-lane plan The Southeast Transportation Planning Committee (SETPC) is now on record as supporting a plan that will ultimately lead to the complete twinning of Highways 39 and 6 (south of Regina) within the next few years. On Sept. 9, the committee forwarded a letter to Andrew Liu, director of transportation infrastructure with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, citing their support of a four-lane plan for this 200-kilometre stretch of busy Saskatchewan highway. The motion to support the concept was passed during the committee’s September meeting. The group said their concern centres on safety for motorists on the highway, specifically the North Portal to Regina route. In their letter to Liu, the committee pointed out that “you don’t need to be reminded that the Bakken oil boom, potash activity, Global Transportation Hub in Regina, the North Portal international border crossing, new oil and grain commodities (transloading) hub at Northgate (east of Estevan) and the refitting of the Shand and Boundary Dam power plants, all contribute to a dramatic increase in the movement

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Significant step forward on truck route project The good news is that following decades of waiting, the Estevan area will soon get a green light for a heavy truck bypass route around the city. The bad news is the fact the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and some local landowners were unable to successfully negotiate an agreement on land value and therefore the ministry has had to take the expropriation route to enable the project to move forward. It wasn’t as if the negotiators hadn’t had enough time to reach agreement with landowners; after all, the discussions lagged on for far too long. It’s just unfortunate that an agreeable evaluation figure couldn’t be reached. The process may end up leading to some hard feelings so we can only hope those will soften over the ensuing years as the bypass eventually becomes a reality. The next major question to be faced, outside of an actual date being set for the start of construction, is whether or not there will be easy access to the bypass from within the city’s core. The City is asking for access at Sister Roddy Road and Kensington Avenue and so far, those requests aren’t in the master plan. We’re not sure why the highways people wouldn’t be agreeable to these two access points, other than raising the argument that the overall purpose of a swift and efficient bypass would be compromised if the bypass has to accommodate two or more access points, which might slow down the otherwise efficient flow of big trucks around the Energy City. Of course, one easy but more expensive answer to that problem would be the construction of a four-lane expressway rather than a two-lane bypass that may not be as efficient as the designers originally expected. With the acknowledgement of a need to create a four-lane express route between Bienfait and Estevan already on the books, it just begs the question, why not build the bypass for the future rather than the present? It’s not as if the trucking volume is going to decrease to any significant degree over the next 20 years and will probably gradually increase. With today’s heavy transport units being built for faster speeds, hauling heavier and wider loads, the need for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to build to accommodate them becomes clear. If they are going to allow trucking companies to run more wheels and longer beds with wider cargos more frequently, then surely they must see the need to build the highway wide enough and strong enough to accommodate them. With the knowledge that at least two more trucking companies are soon to make Estevan or southeast Saskatchewan their main point of operation, there is an accompanying need to build the highways and byways of the future with a little foresight. It’s obvious that the proposed Estevan bypass won’t be a neat and clean solution to our transportation problems, but it will be a positive step forward for the most part. Serious discussions regarding the need for a safe and quick throughway for heavy trucks through or around Estevan have been in our headlines for more than 60 years. With that in mind, we’re pleased to report that finally something is being done on this file, even if it isn’t going to be perfect.

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

All workers welcome Before we get into today’s issue of when it’s appropriate to be bringing in foreign workers to Saskatchewan, consider this province’s biggest controversy with new arrivals compared with that in Quebec. For all the joy some in Eastern Canada — and especially some in Quebec — get out of portraying rural, prairie folk as rednecks, who seems more tolerant to foreigners right now in this country? In Quebec, the Parti Quebecois government is enacting a law saying those whose custom it is to display their religious affiliation, be it a turban, head-cover or even a Catholic or Protestant cross, can no longer do so if they want to work in the public sector. Think of the chilling message this sends, especially to newcomers to Canada who came to escape religious prosecution. SERVING CANADA’S SUNSHINE CAPITAL

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Making it work in the working world Three times in the past week I was subjected to consumption topics regarding our society’s need to throw things away rather than repair them. I don’t know why that is, but it definitely led me to subject you to some of my own thoughts on the topic after hearing from the experts. We have the new Millenial generation that our Trader columnist J. Baker writes so eloquently about this coming weekend. They have followed the Generation X, Y and Z’s. I, unfortunately, am one of those ubiquitous Baby Boomers who defy the logistical mind set of the Millenials. We have them baffled with B.S. They have no idea where we’re coming from, and quite frankly, neither one of us really care. So today’s populations, at least in the First World countries, simply want to throw out the old when it no longer works, and buy a new one, the next generation of whatever it is, because it will be so much better, cleaner, newer and generally neat to have. So I heard about a Turkish man who has set up a nano repair shop in Regina that actually repairs broken cell phones. He said it’s part of his culture not to throw things away without first seeing if they can be repaired. There are line-ups at his business. The consumer has discovered that she doesn’t have to throw the cellphone out after it’s been run over, dropped in the sink or toilet or thrown into the bushes. Everything can be recovered, even

Norm Park All Things Considered if the motherboard has been damaged, he said. That’s the big feature. New phone means you have to redo all your stuff you want programmed. Old phone, everything is restored for $100 and can be transposed to a new apparatus later. Next was a watchmaker who said he’s teaching a class of 27 young people how to repair old and new watches from the windup models to the digitals. Again, people who have owned the old get attached to them, especially the classic time pieces. They discover they are worth keeping and using. But we don’t seek out television repair journeypersons anymore do we? Nope, we junk the old screen and get a new one. Same with computers. While on a trip last winter I ran into an interesting woman in the Washington airport who was on her way to Oman to be a materials manager for a U.S.-based equipment company. She was from the south and had recently completed a 12-year career in the military, where she had been an officer in charge of not only men and women, but a lot of equipment that was being used in the harsh environments of Afghanistan. “The young bucks would

Now, compare that with how welcoming both rural and urban Saskatchewan has been, given the biggest controversy here is whether we’re too aggressive in bringing foreign workers. No, we’re not perfect here. One certainly can’t say that everyone in this province is tolerant. You will find some who oppose temporary foreign workers simply because they are foreigners. But we certainly don’t have government policy prohibiting the public expression of religious belief. In fact, Saskatchewan’s government has no interest in temporary foreign workers’ religion or even whether they speak the language. Its only interest here is whether the temporary foreign workers can help fill the province’s many job vacancies. And it is the government’s fondest desire that these temporary workers will stay and make Saskatchewan their new permanent home. That said, whether this strategy is the best one for Saskatchewan in the long run is a matter of debate. According to federal documents obtained by the CBC, more than 3,000 companies in Saskatchewan requested and received permission to hire foreign workers. Included in that list are 430 Saskatchewan restaurants, hotels, construction companies, mines, retail outlets, farm companies and even our Crown corporations like the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority that has hired foreign workers to work its tills. A government liquor store job starts at $16 an hour. Of course, some foreign workers are hired because they

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come back to base without a particular piece of equipment, or even a vehicle and they’d head over to the supply depot and expect to just take a new one off the palette. I’d stop them and make them bring in the used one, the broken one, the one they left out there. They didn’t like that, especially when it was 46 degrees,” she said with a laugh. But if there was no danger involved in the process, that’s what they did. And when they brought it back, they had to take it apart and fix it, she said. If it was not repairable then they were issued a new one. But first they had that educational opportunity to learn the inner workings of the stuff they thought they could just throw away, leaving it out in the dessert. She said by taking this costeffective route, she probably saved the U.S. army tens of thousands of dollars during her deployment. She chuckled and said she didn’t want to know how many billions of dollars had been wasted by the military in Afghanistan and Iraq, but she felt good about her 12-person unit. Smarter troops, restored equipment. I figured she’d make a good materials manager for her new company. Being one who knows next to nothing about mechanical workings of anything more complicated than a pair of scissors, I can appreciate how important it is to learn how things run and maybe not everything that doesn’t work has to be thrown out.

have specific technology skills that can’t be easily filled by the unemployed. Worker shortages are especially a problem in construction and in the trades, which might explain why Crowns like SaskPower, SaskEnergy and SaskTel are applying under the temporary foreign work program. Other jobs, including some farm labour job, have traditionally been hard to fill by anyone other than foreign workers. And there are a lot of Saskatchewan jobs to be had. In August, Saskatchewan created 15,800 new jobs over a year ago, the fastest job growth in the country next to Alberta. There were 564,900 people working in Saskatchewan, which has a nation-low unemployment rate of 4.2 per cent. Regina’s unemployment was an unheard-of 2.9 per cent. Even off-reserve aboriginal employment increased by 5,100 or 12.9 per cent in August, suggesting we may be finally making headway with the perennial problem of First Nations unemployment. Nevertheless, there are reasons to question whether filling jobs with any such “temporary” worker is all that wise. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour called it “a cheap labour policy.” The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations asked why their people aren’t being offered these unskilled or construction labourer jobs and wonder what will happen when the foreign workers have to go home. After all, in unskilled work like the restaurant industry or retail sales, isn’t it better for everyone to encourage the hiring of unemployed First Nations people to deal with this century-old problem? It is a legitimate debate. It is better to be having this debate than the one they are having in Quebec.

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Letters to the Editor

Council Briefs

News and notes from the September 9 regular meeting of Estevan city council

Nazi symbol on bus went beyond good taste The Editor: As a newcomer to the Estevan area, one of the events I’ve come to look forward to each year is the Eve of Destruction held at the speedway. This year, the main event was a school bus smash-up, and as the school buses pulled out onto the track, I was horrified and dismayed to see that one of them had a swastika spray painted on it. Now, while all of the buses were decorated according to various themes, some perhaps less tasteful than others, a swastika, the Nazi symbol of fascism, oppression and hate, should go beyond all acceptability. For all of us, that symbol should still call to mind the systematic murder of at least six million Jewish people and others during World War II. I don’t know if the individuals who painted this symbol on their bus understood its history or not. If they did, well then I am just speechless, but if they didn’t, I wonder how we can do better about educating our children and each other as to its meaning, especially as Estevan continues to be an ever more diverse city. We still have World War II veterans and their spouses in our community who supported Canada’s effort during that time to end that sort of hate, and so I worry when such symbols are so carelessly displayed. Furthermore, I was looking at all the children at the event who may not be able to read yet, but who can understand symbols, and I wonder to what they will connect that powerful symbol when they learn about it in history class. I hope that organizers of this event and similar events will be more thoughtful and discerning in the future. Rev. Brenna Lea Nickel St. Paul’s United Church

Twinning needs to be a priority The Editor: I wish to commend Jackie Fitzsimmons for her tremendous effort in bringing attention to this dangerous Highway 39. Maybe not only will the governments, but the drivers on that road realize what a dangerous drive it really is. So many people in the southeastern part of our province and the United States travel this highway daily; the traffic is non-stop. How many hundreds of people have to go to Regina for doctors’ appointments and to see specialists, not to mention school, shopping and children who participate in sporting events and of course the Riders games. It’s a white knuckle drive all the way, also nerve wracking. Yes, it is nice to see the markers to remember those who perished but it is also a grim reminder to those of us who have lost loved ones. Twinning this highway probably won’t happen in my lifetime but it should be a major priority. It won’t stop stupid drivers but it might give the rest of the people half a chance to reach their destination. Irene Daniels, Estevan

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going in there, a restaurant and some type of commercial developments, we haven’t been privy to the exact ones yet,” Mayor Roy Ludwig said. “One of them is going to be a fairly large business and depending on how large that business is, we may be looking at a restaurant or some other types of businesses going in alongside it.” • • • • • • Council gave approval to a rezoning bylaw that will allow the construction of a duplex at 1805 Third Street to proceed. It was noted a couple of objections were raised about the project, primarily about parking and the look of the new structure, but the members of council who were approached said they were able to allay any concerns of homeowners in the area. • • • • • • Council also gave first reading to a rezoning application from a Saskatchewanbased numbered company that has purchased land along Kensington Avenue to build a new hotel. According to the proposal presented at the meeting, the company has purchased the lot on which Advance Lumber and Building Products is currently located, with the intention of building a 119-room hotel. The land in question is zoned for industrial purposes and would have to be rezoned to a commercial arterial/highway zone to allow for a hotel to proceed. Councillor Chris Istace said he had concerns about the proposal, noting that traffic in that area is already a major issue and feared that adding a hotel would make the situation worse. With council approving the first reading, there will be a chance to address those concerns and others. Members of the public will also be given the opportunity to express any worries they might have. • • • • • • Approval was given to the leisure services division to purchase a point of sale system for Spectra Place and the entire leisure centre. Council has previously expressed concern about the proper accounting of sales and inventory at the leisure centre and it was recommended that a POS system might help address the matter. As well, it’s expected the POS system will allow for faster and more accurate service to patrons of Spectra Place where there have been issues with long lineups for concession items.

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Volunteers flock to tree planting activity at leisure centre

The team of tree planters who participated in the TD Tree Day event posed for the camera before heading out to plant 135 trees in the Leisure Centre parking lot. About 15 eager volunteers, including several youngsters participated in the TD Tree Day, tree and bush planting exercise in the leisure centre parking lot on Sept. 14. Susan Colbow of TD Canada Trust, who co-ordinated the event, said the volunteer team was planting 135 trees that had been purchased for the community and kept healthy in the City of Estevan’s nursery before planting. Kelvin Kelly of TreeCanada was on hand to assist with the operation and provide some timely tips on how to plant trees properly and where they should be planted and what species work best under different soil and weather conditions. “Last year we planted 175 trees in the City Cemetery, Torgeson Park and the ECI monument park,” said Colbow. Since just half the leisure centre parking lot was ready for trees this fall, Colbow said they will probably return next year to plant another 135 trees in the parking lot to match their contribution this year. Kelly, a retired forester is currently working on contract with TreeCanada. “TreeCanada is overseeing tree planting days in 145

communities where they’re planting over 45,000 trees in the TD Tree program,” Kelly said. “It’s a way to engage our employees in a volunteer effort, and it helps green up our community,” said Colbow. “It’s also an engagement in environmental stewardship,” added Kelly. Colbow said the activity is carried out through the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, which includes employees and their families and friends who are taking additional steps to help improve the community through a contribution to its environmental well-being. TD Tree Days was launched in 2010 and is now considered to be one of the bank’s flagship volunteer programs in four countries. Over 85,000 trees have been planted since its inception. The trees and bushes that were planted around the leisure centre, said Gloria Johnson, who oversaw the operation on behalf of the City of Estevan, included Centre Glow Ninebarks, Nugget Ninebarks, dogwoods, spirea and snowball spirea, eastern snowballs as well as a variety of yellow, pink and red rose bushes.

Kelvin Kelly of TreeCanada with Susan Colbow, coordinator of the local TD Canada Trust annual TD Tree Days that saw the local branch employees and families plant 135 trees and bushes in the leisure centre parking lot.

Holiday extravaganza planned by St. Joe’s Foundation Canadian musical comedy team Arrogant Worms highlight banquet night A two-day festival featuring the appearance of one of Canada’s foremost musical comedy troupes and gifts galore for the Christmas season, will be brought to the Energy City by the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation Nov. 29 and 30. The first of what they hope will be an annual event, The Festival of Trees will kick off the celebration in the Wylie-Mitchell Air Cadet Hall on the Estevan Exhibition grounds on Friday night. A Saturday evening banquet will be highlighted by an appearance by the Arrogant Worms, the musical group that gave Canadians such iconic and classical comedy songs as The Last Saskatchewan Pirate, Canada’s Really Big and Me Like Hockey. The events are intended to put Estevan residents into the holiday spirit with a hall filled with trees decorated and available for auction. Friday will also feature a seniors event and a family night that will include live Christmas music, craft making, a memorial tree, artwork displays, bake sale, scavenger hunts, silent auction and a visit from Santa Claus. On Saturday night the foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year will be staged with the Festival of Trees dinner. It’s a casual fundraising event that will again boast of live seasonal music plus the Christmas feast that will allow attendees to support the hospital’s foundation through silent and live auctions as the brightly decorated trees

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will be auctioned off along with many other items. Following the dinner and auction, the Arrogant Worms will take to the stage. This group has been entertaining Canadian and international audiences for over 20 years. On this occasion they will be offering up their one-hour Christmas show they call The Christmas Turkey, which will be filled with their classic favourites and surprising Christmas twists. “St. Joseph’s Hospital is 23 years old and is in need of some major upgrades. There is also a long list of major pieces of equipment needed by the hospital in order to keep up with the changing world of technology in medicine,” said Becky Conly, executive director of the foundation. “This Christmas event is the perfect opportunity to not only raise awareness about the meaning and purpose of the hospital’s foundation, but it is also a way for the community to give back to the local hospital that maintains and saves the lives of our families and friends. It is an excellent way for local businesses and groups to celebrate Christmas with one another.” Tickets for complete tables are now on sale. Conly noted that due to limited floor space, there will be just 35 tables sold at $1,000 per table. Those who wish to donate a decorated tree, book a table, or gain further information about the event are urged to contact Conly at 306-634-2474.

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Baby Expo attracts large crowd About 50 exhibitors set up booths and hundreds of babies, children, parents and grandparents made their way to the Icon Centre in the Estevan Leisure Centre on Sunday for the Bump, Baby, and Toddler Expo. One of the highlight events for the day included a baby crawl race that brought forth a lot of laughs as well as cheers for the youngsters who used various means of completing the short course, while others merely gazed at the audience wondering what all the fuss was about. There were fashion shows provided by exhibitors along with demonstrations and even an infant massage opportunity as well as some Zumba exercises for moms, dads and mothers-to-be. While all this was going on, Elmo and Oscar as well as Minnie Mouse treated the exhibitors and toddlers to visits. The event featured balloon sculptures and face painting too. The Expo wrapped up around 4 p.m. with a series of draws and the announcement that proceeds from the baby crawl races were going to be donated to the St. Joseph’s Hospital obstetrics unit.

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At the start, and almost ready to go. Some babies were just interested in looking around while others were prepared to crawl and scamper across the track in the baby crawl races that were held as part of the Baby Expo in the Icon Centre on Sunday.

It was a photo finish for these two young travellers entered in the Baby Expo baby crawl contest in the Icon Centre on Sunday.

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Living Well with Cancer retreat provides connection for Estevan participants People who are battling cancer and who live outside Saskatchewan’s two major cities, have gained the respect and attention of Debra Polischuk, director of support for the Canadian Cancer Society. Polischuk, who works from a Reginabased office, said that is one good reason why they had organized six cancer-related retreats throughout the province outside of Regina and Saskatoon. Polischuk helped to lead a one-day Living Well with Cancer retreat in Estevan on Sept. 14, an event that attracted 30 registered participants in the Taylorton Room at the Days Inn. Presenters included Dr. Marika Geis, a primary care practitioner, who focuses on naturopathic medicine and cancer intervention techniques; Stacey Drebnicki of Estevan a personal trainer and paramedic and Joanne Frederick, a psychologist. Polischuk said the impetus for the Estevan workshop was provided by local cancer survivor and society advocate Mary Antonenko and others who have been at the forefront of local cancer awareness and survival events. “The retreats are there to offer tools for cancer survivors because too many people who are fighting cancer feel they are going through it alone. It’s an opportunity to meet someone else who is also fighting it or has fought it,” Polischuk said. “They go through the normal course of treatment, but are then asking ‘what else can I do?’ and if they’re not in Regina or Saskatoon and the core treatment centres, they’re interested in options but don’t know what to turn to or where to turn.” Polischuk said the retreats bring ideas to the participants such as quality exercise habits they can get into. They learn what they can do from the diagnosis stage to

the next stage. That’s where the Cancer Society’s initiatives can really kick in, she said. “This retreat idea is a new initiative this year and we’re getting a lot of positive feedback. It’s a big thing and we’re finding out that the people like to spend the day with others in the community who are going through their own adventures and none of them have to travel a long distance to do it,” Polischuk said. The original $20,000 to $30,000 budget to conduct these admission-free retreats will be tweaked as the society moves forward. Polischuk said she is surprised with the level of frustration cancer victims experience as they attempt to work with health regions where they live and work. “Just getting to a treatment centre and trying to stick to treatment schedules that keep changing on them, leaves them with a lot of frustrations. There are fine lines drawn here and when a person is first diagnosed with cancer they are inundated with information that many can’t absorb all at once. While they’re still processing the first round of information, they’re getting more and more thrown at them. So I can sympathize with the people who have been diagnosed and then live outside of the major centres,” Polischuk said. Rebecca Hauge, peer support group director for the Canadian Cancer Society, led the participants in an ice-breaking exercise to begin the day, and Dr. Geis followed with an introduction to naturopathic medicines and procedures that can augment traditional cancer treatments. With a primary care practice, Geis said supplemental treatments may include Chinese traditional interventions, lifestyle counselling, botanical medicines and nutritional advice along with exercise.

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“Naturopathic doctors, and there are 30 of us in the province, are not to be confused with others who claim to provide the services and hang out their shingles after completing a weekend course,” said Geis. “We are medically trained, but we take different approaches and we have to take the time to learn health histories and discover how that impacts the lives and body through a non-invasive means. We can help the body heal itself. It’s not always broken, sometimes it just needs a push in the right direction, and we try to find a way to allow the body to do what it wants to do, which is heal.” Geis said a variety of assessment

training, not seven days. She went on to explain, “no doctor wants to set you up for failure, so there are several determinants of health such as nutrition, elimination, structure, heredity, mental and emotional status … those are all discussed with first visits. Keep in mind that cancer is in everyone. Normally, the healthy immune systems seek out and destroy aberrant cells. When immunity is weakened, the cancerous process begins and has to be fought,” she said. “So all other syndromes factor into the equation such as weight, diabetes, cardiovascular afflictions and so on.” In total, Geis said the modalities we

“The retreats are there to offer tools for cancer survivors because too many people who are fighting cancer feel they are going through it alone.” — Debra Polischuk

methods can be used during diagnosis using conventional science and natural therapies. “The body wants to do well and we want to do no harm,” she added. “It’s the old adage, prevention is the best medicine, so we work with the healing power of nature yet won’t ignore the persistent signals. Just make sure you check the credentials of your naturopathic doctor if you’re choosing this route. You’ll want one who is registered and certified,” she said, suggesting patients chose one who has spent seven years or more in

use can augment conventional cancer treatments, something the patient can do after diagnosis and outside of the two major cities. Drebnicki discussed the benefits of exercise during cancer treatments and beyond. Frederick, a cancer survivor herself, discussed the practice of mindfulness and how it empowers people in their day-today lives. The retreat that began at 10 a.m. included a noon luncheon and continuous programming until the wrap-up at 4 p.m.

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Author Visit

Children’s author Sigmund Brouwer was in Estevan last week to visit with and read to students at Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s schools.

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A12 September 18, 2013

Estevan Mercury

RM plan spotlighted at chamber meeting The Estevan Chamber of Commerce resumed its monthly meetings last Wednesday and first up in the spotlight was the RM of Estevan’s new Official Community Plan. A document well over a year in the making, the OCP is essentially a map for the future of the RM as it lays out what areas will be developed for what purposes along with other important matters. Tim Cheesman, who is the planning co-ordinator hired to create the OCP, was the featured speaker

at the luncheon and gave those in attendance a rundown of the plan and what it will mean for the RM. Cheesman said the RM has developed the plan in conjunction with the City of Estevan and noted the two bodies have an excellent working relationship, which is not a common occurrence in the province. “The City and the RM have been working like a planning district and having joint committee meetings under your previous mayor and currently under

Roy (Ludwig),” Cheesman said. “It’s on an informal basis right now, but I think both parties would like to move towards formalizing that working relationship.” Cheesman noted it was roughly a year and a half ago when the process of reviewing the RM’s old OCP and bylaws began. He said their focus was determining where growth should go and how could the RM best compliment the City. According to the future land use map distributed at the meeting,

the RM will concentrate its industrial and commercial land to the east and southeast of Estevan. There is also a smaller area to the west of the city, another along Highway 18 and a strip that runs along Highway 39 to the west of the intersection for the new heavy truck bypass. (Please see accompanying map for exact locations.) “We want to show that we are open for business,” Cheesman said. “More important, on the east side of the city and where the (heavy truck)

bypass comes through, we want to be in lockstep with the City in developing the industrial lands that compliment each other.” Cheesman added the bypass has created some issues for both the RM and the City as it will limit the access to some of the land in the area, leading to uncertainty for future planning. “It’s a bit frustrating for both jurisdictions as to figure out how can we tell people what services can go there,” he said. “One of the commitments

The map shown above outlines the areas where certain types of development will be placed within the RM of Estevan. The map is part of the RM’s Official Community Plan.

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we made as the City and RM to highways is that we won’t create a term on any of the uses along the bypass at this point and time. That is why we have that area as more of a future study area. “Our biggest frustration is the hurry up and wait aspect. The lands around there are critical to the future growth of our region and we want to make sure it is done right.” Cheesman said both the City and RM are also in agreement that any future residential growth in Estevan will be to the north and as such, they are leaving the area directly north as a future study rea as well. The RM has also created a zone for mixed use – country residential north of Estevan in the area beyond the truck bypass. “The RM is no different than the City, they are realizing they have to have a more adaptive plan because the market is changing,” Cheesman said. He added part of their work also looked at the costs of developing land and how much of that should be paid by the RM and how much by individuals and businesses looking to develop land. “In the development sector a lot of people think, wait a minute, we are being unfairly assessed. Then the rest of the residents and other people in business say you can’t tax the existing people for future development.”

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WEDNESDAY

September 18, 2013

“We were very pleased by the quality, number and wide range of nominees for this year’s awards.” A13

–Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.

Wilhelm Construction among ABEX finalists An Estevan business is among the finalists for the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce’s 30th anniversary Achievement in Business Excellence (ABEX) Awards. In a press release it was announced the adjudication panel chose 54 businesses from the list of nominations received, to compete in 10 ABEX categories. Wilhelm Construction Services was the lone Estevan business recognized as the company was nominated in the growth and expansion award category. “We were very pleased by the quality, number and wide range of nominees for this year’s awards,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. “Saskatchewan’s entrepreneurial spirit is going to shine very brightly on October 26; the ABEX will be

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showcasing strong, innovative and high quality businesses, and the contribution they continue to make to our vibrant economy.” A special gala evening is planned to mark the 30th anniversary of the ABEX Awards, Saskatchewan’s most prestigious and longest-running celebration of private sector achievement. Tickets to the 2013 ABEX gala, set for October 26th at TCU Place in Saskatoon, are available now at www. saskchamber.com. Announcement of the 2013 recipients of the Hall of Fame and Business Leader of the Year will be made prior to the event. The Business of the Year ABEX Award, sponsored by David Aplin Group, will be announced at the event October 26.

Interest in SaskJobs still high Student workers limited The saskjobs.ca website continues to be the place where people go to look for jobs in Saskatchewan. In August 2013, visits to saskjobs.ca increased by 64,215 – or 6.75 per cent – compared to the same period a year earlier. “Job seekers throughout Canada and around the world consistently turn to saskjobs.ca when looking for employment in our province,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “With many opportunities available in Saskatchewan due to our strong economy, the website is a valuable resource that allows people to find job openings suited to their skills.” Among the provinces, the most website traffic comes from Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia. The United States and the Philippines are the top source of international website visits. In August 2013 there were plenty of opportunities available, as 17,097 job vacancies were advertised on saskjobs.ca. Three categories experienced year-over-year increases – art, culture, recreation and sport (25.4 per cent); trades, transport and equipment operators (5.8 per cent); and health (0.35 per cent). Job postings were placed in 337 communities, with the majority located in Regina, Saskatoon, Estevan, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw. As of Monday, the Estevan area had just over 1,000 open jobs which was third highest in the province. More than 57 per cent of the jobs posted on saskjobs.ca in August were for fulltime employment. “Saskjobs.ca has something to offer anyone looking for a job in the province,” Boyd said. “New positions are posted nearly every day in virtually every category and industry across the province.”

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Saskatchewan youth aged 14 and 15 are reminded that they must complete Saskatchewan’s Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course and abide by Saskatchewan’s Minimum Age Employment laws if they want to work during the school year. Employers are responsible for ensuring that each young worker provides them with a YWRCC certificate, which must be kept on file. Employers must also adhere to the labour standards, occupational health and safety, and minimum age employment laws. “As school is a priority, it is important that youth with part-time jobs are aware of the minimum age laws,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan said. “There are limits on the hours per week they can work and the start and end times of their shifts.” Young workers under the age of 16 must have the consent of their parent or guardian to work; are not allowed to work after 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; cannot work before school starts in the morning; and cannot work more than 16 hours during a school week. The YWRCC is a mandatory ready-for-work course that teaches youth about occupational health and safety, labour standards laws and their rights and duties as employees. Since 2010, more than 27,000 certificates have been printed. The course can be taken online at www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/ywrcc. You can also learn more about YWRCC at 1-800-667-1783.


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Sanjel hosting safety fair Thursday More than 20 community partners and business friends will be joining SanJel Corporation for their first community Safety Fair Sept. 19 in Spectra Place. The company said they conduct and host these fairs in various regions across Canada and the United States, allowing the company representatives to connect with employees, their families and the

overall community while promoting safety in the workplace and at home. “These events are important as they are a meaningful way to engage our employees, their families and our business partners about the importance of safety, and they demonstrate how safety is an integral part of the way we do things at Sanjel,” said Shane Hooker, vice-president for the company’s

Canadian business unit. He added that environmental protection is also an ultimate target for the corporation. A total of 25 health and safety exhibitors have

Recycling to expand The Saskatchewan government is expanding recycling programs in the province. New regulations aimed at increasing Saskatchewan’s list of recyclable petroleum products will provide key environmental benefits. The new regulations increase the number of petroleum products that can be recycled to include antifreeze, antifreeze containers, diesel exhaust fluid containers and diesel fuel filters. Used oil, used oil filters and used plastic oil containers are already eligible for recycling in Saskatchewan. The size of containers for recycling also increases from 30 litres to 50 litres to reflect changes in packaging. “As our communities continue to grow, we have an obligation to protect our environment by finding effective ways to dispose of hazardous waste materials,” Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. “Aligning with Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth, the expanded recycling program helps to prevent the illegal dumping of hazardous materials and extend the life of our municipal landfills. This program has the potential to divert over three million litres of antifreeze from traditional waste cycles, which is good news for our environment and for our quality of life.” Increasing the number of recyclable

products was championed by the Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corporation (SARRC), which operates the province’s approved product management program for used oil, used oil filters and related products on behalf of the industry. Key industry stewards and stakeholders support the expansion of the used oil recycling program. Public support is also strong, as indicated in a 2013 public opinion survey commissioned by SARRC. “SARRC appreciates the support of the Minister and his ministry in updating the regulations to include these new products in our recycling programs,” SARRC Executive Director Phil Wrubleski said. “Antifreeze, DEF and antifreeze containers and diesel fuel filters are logical extensions of recyclable materials captured through SARRC’s province-wide network of registered collectors and nearly 300 collection points.” Under the new regulations, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers can collect and recycle these additional petroleum products through the SARRC program. The changes come into effect January 1, 2014. For more information on provincial recycling programs, visit the Ministry of Environment’s website at www.environment. gov.sk.ca/recycling.

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Knife wielding thief gets cold feet A potential thief who attempted to rob a local gas bar and convenience store on the night of Sept. 10 apparently got cold feet at the last minute. Estevan Police Service (EPS) said they were called to the local gas bar and convenience store in response to a call regarding a person who had entered the business brandishing a knife and demanding money. The would-be thief then got too nervous and left the scene without the cash. The person was described as being a shorter Caucasian male wearing a grey hoodie and a hat. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact EPS, and in the meantime, police have set up an investigation into the event. That same night, EPS members were called to a local parking lot to follow up on a report of a person stunting with his vehicle. The driver was identified and spoken to about his actions. Police received a call from a 14-year-old female who was in a playpark in the latter part of the evening engaged in a dispute with a parent. After discussing the dispute with both the child and parent, some mutual ground was found and the child returned home so no further action was required by police. On Sept. 12, EPS members were asked to check out a possible impaired driver. which they did and ultimately charged a 43-year-old man with impaired driving and driving while his blood-alcohol content was over .08 per cent. He has a Nov. 25 court date. A report of a female stumbling along down a very busy street on the west side of the city was forwarded to police who responded and located the woman who was

transported to her residence without further incident. Police were also made aware of several 911 emergency hang up calls that had originated from a local business in the city. Police then issued a request to parents to speak to their children about the importance of the 911 service and the fact that it should not be abused and that careless use of the service is also a costly matter. A call, regarding some young people causing damage to school property was responded to by EPS members on Sept. 12. Two young males admitted to having caused the damage and the matter remains under investigation. A traffic stop on Sept. 12 involving a male driver, led to the 30-year-old operator being charged for driving while over .08 and impaired driving. He will answer to the charges in court on Nov. 25. Later that same night, a 28-year-old man was taken into custody for public intoxication. While being placed under arrest the man resisted police so he was given an additional charge for that action. He too, has a Nov. 25 court date. Two more males were arrested for being intoxicated in public that same night. The 23 and 35-year-old were held in cells until sober and were fined $200 each. A 24-year-old male driver was issued a suspension of his operator’s licence for operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The next call was to a local lounge in response to a report of an unruly customer. Police were advised that the customer had left after breaking a glass in the lounge. Staff were advised to recall police if the person returned. A female driver reported to police that she had en-

countered a strange incident on the night of Sept. 12. The woman said that while she was stopped at an intersection, a man approached her vehicle and reached into it and while she was not certain he was attempting to steal anything, she felt it was important to report the incident to police. The matter remains under investigation. On Sept. 13, a 33-year-old male driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension as well as a ticket for having open liquor in his vehicle. Several other alcohol and driving tickets were issued during the course of the evening, including one 25-yearold driver who was charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08. He now has a Nov. 25 court date. On Sept. 14, police were asked to attend to a local residence to help defuse a tenant/landlord dispute. Police advised the parties of how their dispute could be settled and no further assistance was required.

Foundation making wishes come true As the organization that fulfills the wishes of children battling lifethreatening illnesses, the Saskatchewan chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation takes great pride in ensuring that every child who qualifies receives their wish. However, granting those wishes is a tough task for the Saskatoon-based organization that has been operating in the province since 1986. Gay Oldhaver, the director of the Saskatchewan chapter, was in Estevan last Wednesday as part of the annual Wishes and Dreams Tour. The tour is an

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Marchuk out, Morgan in at Caught on camera provincial education post Russ Marchuk has stepped down as Saskatchewan’s Minister of Education and has been replaced by Don Morgan in a surprise move that was made public Sept. 13. Morgan will continue to serve as Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Rob Norris is returning to cabinet as Minister of Advanced Education, a portfolio he had held previously. Marchuk advised the Premier earlier last week he wanted to continue working on the education file but did not want to continue in the lead role. “The demands of a cabinet position are onerous, especially in a large portfolio like education,” Marchuk said. “While fully supporting the direction the government is taking in education, our government’s education agenda is entering a crucial period that will require

significant resources that I feel I am not able to provide at this time.” Premier Brad Wall said he respects Marchuk for putting the interests of students and the education system first. “I have not met anyone who is more dedicated to students and their education than Russ Marchuk,” Wall said. “Russ told me he wants to play a role, just not the lead role. That’s why I am appointing him legislative secretary to the new Minister of Education.” Morgan had also been handling the Minister of Advanced Education portfolio, which therefore triggered the need to appoint someone else to that post, and that led to the return of Norris to the cabinet. Morgan is a former chairman of the Saskatoon Public School Division board of trustees.

They were photographed by a surveillance camera, so the Estevan detachment of the RCMP are actively engaged in the investigation of an incident that occurred at the Lutheran Bible Camp at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18. The camp is located southwest of Estevan. A pane of glass was broken at the camp at that time, and four people who had arrived in a black SUV were responsible for the action. The four vandals are now being sought by police. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact the local detachment at 306637-4400 or report anonymously though Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Estevan Bruins forward Dylan Herzberg tries to steer the puck away from a Weyburn defender during a 5-3 win over the Red Wings on Sunday in pre-season action.

The Bruins defeated the Red Wings 7-2 in Weyburn on Friday, highlighted by a fourpoint night for Lynnden Pastachak, including an a hat trick. They also topped the NAHL’s Minot Minotauros 5-3 on Wednesday and lost 8-6 to the Notre Dame Hounds in the annual rookie game on Sept. 9. “It was outstanding,” Lewgood said of Pastachak’s performance on Friday. “To me, he brings an element you can’t teach. He plays the game in a different light,and he takes chances other guys wouldn’t even realize were there.”

Pastachak was injured on Sunday and is expected to miss two weeks of action, while left winger Wyatt Garagan is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Heading into Thursday’s opener, Lewgood said he’s satisfied with his core but still wants to add depth on the back end. “We’ve got a lot of room to grow. We’ve got a good base though. I like our players, I like our work ethic. Personnel-wise, we’ve got some work to do, but I’m really happy with the core group of guys here. “We like our depth up front. We’ve got

guys playing on what looks like a fourth line that could play on your second line. On the back end, we’re a little more raw. We have seven or eight guys that can play, but we don’t have any of those top level, high-end defencemen, especially offensively,” he continued. “We are going to probably make some personnel moves, maybe to shore up our back end. The depth is OK back there, but we can improve offensively. Up front, we don’t really feel like we need to add. We couldn’t be happier (with what we’ve got).”

Elecs fall to second straight defeat in Weyburn They got into the end zone twice this time around, but there is still plenty of work to do for the Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs. The ECS football team lost 49-13 to the Weyburn Eagles on Saturday in Weyburn. Both Estevan touchdowns came in the fourth quarter courtesy of running back Cole MacCuish, with one of them about 25 yards and the other roughly 10. MacCuish was again a bright spot for the Elecs, rushing for 85 yards despite missing most of the second half with an injury. “It’s nice to put some points on the board and come away with something positive from the game,” said Elecs head coach Mark Schott. “We were very similar to week one. We responded well in the second half, but we need to come out with a much better start

right from the beginning of the game.” Weyburn led 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-0 at the half. “We weren’t down as much as quickly, but we still got ourselves in a deep hole,” Schott said of his team’s start when compared to their season-opening 56-6 loss to A.E. Peacock, in which they fell behind 28-0 after one quarter. The Elecs lost Kyle Seipp, one of their top defensive players, in the first quarter and Schott said that hurt, with tackling being “an area that was concerning.” The coach added that Christian Yuzicapi-Bod was a highlight on the defensive side, as he was “definitely a big plug in there for us.” Schott said he was happy with the Elecs’ special teams returns, but it didn’t translate into a lot of offence. “Our kickoff returns were amazing. We were

Kirby Hodgson of the ECS Elecs gets ready to make a tackle during a recent game. (File photo) giving our offence excellent field position to start, up around midfield. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to capitalize on that early and Weyburn was able to put up some points early in the

game. It would’ve been nice if we had a couple of shortfield drives that resulted in touchdowns, but that didn’t happen.” Kolby Dyck caught six passes for 57 yards, while

Austin Garchinski had three receptions for 28 yards. “We were able to get our receivers the ball a little bit more, but it’s still an area we need to improve upon if we want to have more

success on offence,” Schott said. Justyn Taillon was behind centre for Estevan for most of the game, with Matt Haux playing a couple of series at quarterback. Taillon went 15-for-27 for 110 yards. “It was better,” Schott said of Taillon’s performance. “We still need to develop more of a passing attack to try and get some success on the offensive side of the ball, but he’s progressing. He’s moving in the right direction.” The Elecs are currently on their bye week and won’t play again until Sept. 28 when they visit the Vanier Vikings. “We’re going to go back to the fundamentals and basic football skills and try to re-establish those skills within our team and hopefully that can pay off for us as the season progresses,” Schott said.

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Steelers’ offence makes progress in loss It was a game marked by a coach being ejected and a very scary incident in the third quarter. The Estevan Lions Club Steelers got into the end zone twice, but it wasn’t nearly enough as they lost 56-15 to the Regina Lakers on Sunday at Dana Quewezance Memorial Field. Football became an afterthought at one point in the second half when a Steelers player appeared to go into convulsions on the field after a play. The player received medical attention and, after a few sobering moments, appeared to be OK as he was helped off the field. The Steelers got on the board two plays later, with Levi Pick running the ball 17 yards into the end zone. It was unclear what caused the incident, although Steelers head coach Phil Zajac — who had been ejected from the game in the second quarter — felt there should have been a flag. “That’s part of the equation of officiating in football. It’s a matter of safety for the players. I know it’s hard to see and I know officiating is a tough job and I know that they’re volunteers. We are all volunteers,” he said. “The fact that we’re all trying to do our best doesn’t mean we always do it right as coaches or referees. We all make mistakes. But it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a mistake. The number one concern is player safety. I would rather the mistake occur on the side of player safety.” Zajac had been kicked out in the second quarter for his outburst after a Steelers onside kick, which he said traveled 12 yards before being recovered by Estevan. “We’re at a point where we’re down three touchdowns already, so it’s kind of a crucial point in the game and we recovered it, and the ball was turned over to the other team. No flag was thrown, there was no sign on the field that it was any type of illegal kick or had not traveled the distance (of 10 yards), which would be an automatic flag. “As far as the team goes, creating momentum, especially in a home game where you haven’t won a game yet, it’s a huge turning point. Unfortunately, part of my job as the head coach is to address the play. Part of the consequences is getting kicked out, but it happened.” The Lakers would score three more touchdowns before the end of the quarter to take a staggering 42-0 lead at the half. Pick’s touchdown in the third quarter made it 42-8, and the Steelers scored again late in the fourth quarter on a threeyard touchdown pass to Jordan Howie. The major came not long after the Lakers were buried deep in their own territory after a high snap forced their punter to keep the ball for a big loss. Two of the Lakers’ touchdowns on the day came on punt returns. Zajac said he was impressed with the play of Pick, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, and first-year quarterback Andrew Kehler. “Levi gained some yards. He’s at 95 per cent now, which is good for us. He keeps getting healthier. That’s a big part of our offence. Andrew has got some games under his belt now, so he’s starting to settle into his position. My goal is that each week we get better. As long as we get better each week at little things, when we get to our bowl game we should be playing at our peak, and as a team, that’s what you want.”

Estevan Steelers running back Levi Pick takes off downfield during the bantam club’s 56-15 loss to the Regina Lakers on Sunday. Zajac added that he was happy with the Steelers’ time of possession and ability to march the ball in the second half. “For me, that’s a huge building block that shows we can still play when we’re into the second half and we’re

tired and we can still score touchdowns. It’s big for us.” Estevan is back at home on Saturday, as they host the Regina Sun Devils at noon in their final regular season home game.

Two locals win drag racing titles in Minot Two Estevan drag racers earned season point championships in Minot on Sunday at the season finale for the Magic City International Dragway. Willie Forrest earned the title in the mod E.T. class, while Amanda Wilson was the junior dragster champion. Forrest entered the last race with a narrow 100-point lead over a trio of challengers, while Wilson had to overcome a 200-point deficit to take the honours. Forrest said he would have lost the championship, which was his first in the mod class, had he gone out in the first round. But he won the competition, his first victory of the year, on Sunday. “It was only our third year running one of our faster cars. We bought it three years ago and rebuilt it the first year. We’re still trying to get used to it,” Forrest said of the front engine dragster with a small block Chevy engine, power glide transmission

and Oldsmobile rear end. He added the car’s chassis was built in the 1960s. Forrest said consistency was key for him this year. “We had a few first round losses, a couple of second round losses. We didn’t have an extravagant year, but we won when we needed to. The car ran really well.” It was Forrest’s first win in the mod class after winning six straight junior dragster titles at Minot in his younger days. “It means a little bit more. Six in a row was good, that was pretty extravagant

actually, but the class I’m running now, they’ve been running for a while there and they’re for the most part good racers. So to up the skill level a little and have to be even more consistent than we were in the junior class, it was quite challenging,” said Forrest, who thanked his sponsors and the other people who helped him along the way. Wilson, meanwhile, earned her first season championship after coming close last year, when she led the standings all season but lost in the semifinals on the final weekend and lost out on

the title. “It means a lot because it’s my last year of juniors. I worked so hard at it last year and to have it taken back at the end was kind of devastating.” Wilson said she won the first two races of the year, then surrendered the points lead to Estevan’s Damon Doerr at the recent Motor Magic event. But on Sunday, she made it to the final, where she raced against her sister Ashley. Amanda broke out in the final and lost, but making it that far was enough to claim the championship.

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Estevan Miners quarterback Oakley Stewart tucks the ball and takes off during a recent atom game. (File photo)

Miners can’t hang on in defensive stalemate

For the second time in five games, the Estevan Sherritt Coal Miners held their opponents off the board for most of the game but went on to lose. The Miners went down to defeat 6-0 against the Weyburn Ravens on Sunday in Regina Minor Football atom play at Dana Quewezance Memorial Field. Weyburn scored the only touchdown of the game just shy of the halfway point of the fourth quarter. “Like the old quote goes, I feel we never lost that game, we just ran out of time,” said Miners head coach Wanda Harron. “Of course, I’m partial to my team, but the way both Weyburn and Estevan played, there really was no loser in this game. I really wish it would have ended in a tie.” The Miners fell to 1-4 on the year, while the Ravens improved to the same record. “Defensively, from

our team, I don’t think we coaches could have asked for much more than what those kids gave. It was tackling by committee, swarming the ball carrier with two or three kids on almost every one. When it came to kids tackling on their own, it was textbook, kids taking a stand, breaking down and wrapping. No one-armed tackles at all,” Harron said. “For kids at the atom age to tackle like this, it’s pretty incredible.”  The highlights for the Miners’ defence included a big stop early on, with Weyburn at their 20-yardline, as well as a fumble recovery by Boden Dukart. Although it was a strong day defensively, Estevan’s offence didn’t get a lot going. “We’re coming so close to breaking it. We’re still missing that one key block or two on the outside. That’s all it is,” said Harron. “I know we have the talent there at both blocking and carrying the

ball. We’ve gone over it in practice lots, but I don’t know if the kids just get too excited or what when it comes to the game situation.” The coaching staff made a few changes on offence on Sunday, moving Kyler Dutka from the offensive line to make him a lead blocker and sometimes the ball carrier up the middle. “That helped us gain some good yards. We tried a few passing plays.  Late in the game we completed a longer pass, which was good to see,” Harron said. Despite the loss, Harron said she is proud of her team. “This team has been very competitive in all the games it’s played this season.  And we’ve seen so much improvement. We just need to learn how to win.” The Miners have just one regular season game left, that coming Saturday when they visit the Regina Alouettes.

Break On Through

A rider crests a jump on the front stretch of the Trackside MX circuit during Saturday’s races.

Congratulations! The Estevan Mercury & Southeast Trader Express would like to congratulate

Jonathan Osborne

winner of our $100 monthly draw for all our carriers. The Estevan Mercury and Southeast Trader Express would like to thank you, Jonathan and all our carriers for their hard work and dedication.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED WITH THE RANCH RODEO OUR CELEBRITES: BRANDON LONSBERRY, SARA MARLIN, GENE STEPHANY, LANDON BARR, DALLAS SPENCER, KIM STEFIUK, JODIE BATHE, & STEVE SMITH RANCH RODEO TEAMS Tyrin & Katrina McCuaig, Kevin Gee, Chance Brown Lloyd Thompson, Ryan & Tanya Bierbach , Ralph Corcoran Kevin Ribling , Kelsey Keys, Terry Keys, Kevin King Harold Knox, Jim Wickenhieser, Jake Itogawa, Tori Froese Chad & Crystal Ross, Dave Marsch, Bart Spencer Virgil Noble, Kyra Block, Cecil Mantei, Clint Anderson Werner Skappel,Becky DeYaegher, Sarah & Jim Anderson Don Noble, Jody Paradine, Ed Johnson, Laine Englot RODEO ANNOUNCER: Bobby Jo Davis TIMERS: Joyce Schlapkohl & Shona More JUDGES: Kent Petterson & Del Block HELPERS: Brenda Mantei, Richard Tessier, Janice Ludwig & Randy & Susan Olney Steers Supplied By Jeremy & Carol Ross Del Block supplied: Piggin Strings, Hide for Hide Race & Saddle Bags Linday Collins supplied: Goats, Barrel Racing Eye & Timer

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Olney Consulting ltd. Outlaw Trucking Hauling ltd. Logan Tool Eagle Environmental Ltd. Prairie West Ventures 4 Star Ventures Rob Applegate Sales (Reed Bits) Import Tool Corp B & B Trucking Sam’s Trucking Sans Holdings Ltd. Jay’s Welding Cliff Nankivell Trucking ltd. Crown Advertising Products Inc. Diamond & Low Holdings Ltd. Estevan Wellsite Rentals Barr Water Hauling

FirstLine Pressure Works Whirley Byrds Ed Olney (Varel Bits) Tanner Bit Sales L & C Trucking ltd. Bert Baxter Trucking Moose Mountain Mud Easy Rider Trucking Dynomax Drilling Tools N C S Oilfield Tools PAHC & Cowtown Masterfeeds True Torque Power Tongs Frontier Inspection Service ltd. CanElson Drilling Gary Anderson (Halliburton Bits) Prairie Mud - Chuck Haines Gene Davis


B4 September 18, 2013

Estevan Mercury

The annual Estevan Motor Speedway Eve of Destruction evening drew thousands of thrill-seeking spectators who enjoyed the vehicle roll-over contest as well as the highlight event, the school bus demolition derby and the head-to-head dual races featuring regularly street vehicles on the EMS oval.

Eve of Destruction gave race fans lots of action They rolled cars, smashed school buses, gave away prizes and welcomed regular street legal cars and trucks onto the Estevan Motor Speedway oval on Saturday night as part of the third annual Eve of Destruction program that winds up the local racing season. Well over 3,000 people packed the stands and sat cross-legged near the safety wire to watch vehicles being rolled over in a competition that featured about a dozen cars, some of them capable of running up the ramp to be rolled two or three times before quitting. The street licensed vehicles raced around the oval in sets of twos with one small Pontiac Firefly gaining the majority

of the applause as it was stacked up against large half and three-quarter ton pickups in the two-lap races to the wire. St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation was a big winner for the evening. The big blue school bus that had been outfitted for the figure 8 demolition derby and donated to the foundation, was sold in an auction just prior to the event for $14,000 with Nathan Wilhelm of Wilhelm Construction doing the purchasing and the driving after the price was hammered down by volunteer auctioneer Norm Mack. The 30 school buses entered in the demolition derby were also auctioned off prior to the derby for a Calcutta feature with half of those proceeds going to the founda-

tion. It was estimated that the auction of the 30 buses resulted in another $50,000, which meant the foundation reaped a further $25,000 with the rest going to the backers of the first and second place buses … the two buses left running at the end of the evening’s smashing good time. Mason Big Eagle was the owner/driver of the last bus running, which also earned him some compensation cash while the other 29 drivers were left with grins on their faces as they walked away from their wrecks.

An EMS version of Lets Make A Deal left winners with cash or prizes such as an ATV or table tickets for an upcoming fundraising dinner. Weather conditions were ideal for the event that included a lot of leaking radiators, broken car and bus parts scattered around the track, punctured tires and a program-ending fireworks display that sent the spectators home with smiles and a lot of discussions surrounding the buses they had backed.

The drivers were intense but enjoying every second of their school bus demolition assignments.

The figure eight intersection was frequently a scene of some crazy traffic jams during the school bus demolition derby.

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PARtiAL List oF equiPMent incLuDes: 1981 Versatile 835 4WD · 1998 Kubota L5450 Utility · John Deere 6601 Combine · 1977 Versatile 400 20 Ft Swather · 1989 Prairie Schooner Travel Trailer · International R185 Series Fire Truck · Huge seLection oF Antique tRActoRs incLuDing: 1942 John Deere B · 1942 John Deere D · 1943 John Deere A · 1949 John Deere AR · John Deere LA · 1943 Allis Chalmers WC · Cockshutt 70 · Massey Harris 101 Junior Twin Power ...AnD MucH MoRe!

FOR BIDDING ON THE BUS AND THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF $14000 TO THE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION!

DAVIN EMMELL AND FOR DONATING THE BUS AND HOSTING SUCH A FABULOUS FUNDRAISING EVENT!

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Beach volleyball tournament coming up

A celebration will be held on Saturday to mark the completion of new beach volleyball courts at the Boundary Dam beach. The event, which runs from noon to 2 a.m., includes a beach volleyball tournament with a $10 entry fee. There will be beer gardens with live music all day from Third Degree Birnz, with a $5 entry fee. Prizes include six tickets to the Molson Skybox for a Regina Pats game and dinner. The beach volleyball project began when the regional park asked the community what they wanted to see added to the park and found there was a demand for the courts. Along with Molson Coors and Turnbull Excavating, the City of Estevan, the RM of Estevan, the Canadian Red Cross and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund contributed to the construction of

the new courts in about 10 days, said Molson Coors manager of corporate affairs Julie Gathercole. They were designed using Volleyball Canada standards, which includes tour dimensions and proper drainage. A drop-in league has already started and will expand into a full league in 2014, with hopes of joining the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association’s junior, men, women, and mixed tours.  “It’s the first beach volleyball complex of its kind in southeast Saskatchewan and we hope it will be a huge asset to the park and the community for years to come,” Gathercole said. “Beyond just the courts, the park plans to landscape a raised viewing area next to the water on the south side of the courts and build a storage shed for equipment to make the area even more appealing.”

Club members earn medals at worlds

Members of the Estevan Vilcu Karate Club Association excelled on the international stage recently. The club sent 10 people to the seventh annual World Martial Arts Games in Bregenz, Austria, from Sept. 5-8, under the instruction of Grandmaster Harold Vilcu. Michelle Hogg led the local contingent with three silver medals at the event, while Andrei Stefan earned silver in sparring and the kutya competition. The Canadian entry in the women’s team sparring event, which was comprised entirely of members of the Vilcu club, also earned silver, losing only to Austria. Dena Bachorcik earned two silver and one bronze, while Billy Vilcu took home a gold and a silver. George Kingdon also placed fourth in several events. The Canadian team, which included athletes from Saskatchewan, B.C. and Alberta, won a total of 37 medals at the competition.

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Lorelei Lachambre practices a safe fall technique for the benefit of new recruits who are expected to join the Hillbilly Hurt roller derby team.

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B6 September 18, 2013

Estevan Mercury

Now the real games get underway If the Estevan Bruins lose 10-2 again tomorrow in Melville, I will eat my hat. With salt. Hold me to it. It won’t happen though. Unlike last year’s powerful squad that blew the Bruins right out of the rink in a season opener to forget, the Millionaires are looking pretty feeble after losing most of their team to graduation and trades. This time around, the Bruins get to start their season against what looks to be, on paper, the worst team in the SJHL. I’m not expecting the Bruins to be world beaters themselves this year. It’s always tough to predict the impact a new coach will have on a team, especially a club like Estevan where half the problem last year was between the ears, but it looks like a team that will make gradual progress. Although Chris Lewgood acknowledges there is still work to be done with the roster — particularly to the blue line, which he still wants to add to after acquiring rookie defenceman Kyle Bird last week — there are things to like about this core group. Depth is the name of the game here, rather than star power, although the lack of a true No. 1 defenceman, or

Josh Lewis Hear Me Out even an established top pairing defender, is the biggest thing that could hold the Bruins back. Still, the forward group is promising, and although there will be no Dylan Smith or Calder Neufeld to lean on as a go-to guy, Austin Daae could put up big numbers over a full season and Hudson Morrison and Darcy DeRoose both have big-time potential. Ben Johnstone and Tanner Froese can also contribute, while Taylor Reich and Wyatt Garagan should be able to step up their production from last year. Rookies Lynnden Pastachak, Keegan Allison and Chris Thorimbert have all been impressive in training camp and pre-season. The back end, more than anything, is where players

will have to take their game to a new level. David Robertson, Brett Blatz, Zach Douglas and Leighton McLachlan are all capable of being steady top four guys. None of them are established as reliable top pairing defencemen, though they will certainly get a chance to prove themselves in that respect this year. The real X-factor on the back end could be rookie Nolan Nicholas. He was fantastic in training camp and already looks like a veteran on the ice. Although he could be penciled in on the third pairing to start the year, I believe he’s capable of more than that, and it really wouldn’t be shocking to see him on the top pairing at some point this season. Goaltending is the least of the Bruins’ worries, as it looks like those duties will be in safe hands with Matt Gibney and rookie Brett Lewchuk. Tomorrow night, we can finally stop talking about what’s on paper and start talking about what’s on the ice. Contact Josh Lewis at 306-634-2654 or sports@estevanmercury.ca. If those don’t work, he is playing Grand Theft Auto 5. Please do not disturb him.

Riders facing “tidal wave” of adversity ad•ver•si•ty 1. adverse fortune or fate; misfortune; calamity 2. an adverse event or circumstance:

Rod Pedersen

As early as Week 2, when the Saskatchewan Roughriders were 2-0 after a 36-21 win over Calgary in the 2013 home-opener, I pointed out in this space that the good fortune wouldn’t last forever. “And you know the adversity is lurking right around the corner,” was what I wrote on July 7. As it turned out, the team would jump out to a 5-0 start and then extend their record to 8-1 to represent the greatest start in the franchise’s 103-year history. It was no ground-breaking prediction that the good luck would not last all year because every sports team faces the “Big A” at some point over the course of the season. But did anyone think it would all come collapsing down on the Saskatchewan Roughriders at one time? Well it did. In a period of about eight days over the past week or so. It began with the 25-13 loss in the Banjo Bowl in Week 11, which snapped the Riders’ three-game win streak and dropped them to 8-2 and into a tie with Calgary for first-place in the CFL West. Later in the week, it was learned linebacker Rey Williams, an inspirational leader who led the team in sacks and tackles, would be done for the season with a torn knee ligament. Then came the news three members of the team were facing criminal charges stemming from a nightclub incident

Rider Insider in August. Pile on the fact that team MVP Weston Dressler and former No. 1 overall pick Ben Heenan, one of the club’s top offensive linemen, wouldn’t dress for the team’s Week 13 game against Toronto and the bad news started to become an epidemic. Oh, and then there’s last week’s game against the Argonauts. CFL-leading rusher Kory Sheets of the Riders went down in the second quarter of an eventual 31-29 loss with what, at the time, looked like an horrific knee injury. He never returned the game but we were told afterwards it’s only a mild sprain. We’ll see. Quarterback Darian Durant threw a season-high three interceptions in the loss and the team was hit with a raft of more injuries. Adversity hit this club like a tidal wave. But the ship is not going down. “We are staying positive,” said Rider running back Neal Hughes, who replaced Sheets in the backfield. “We had a good

talk in the locker room afterwards about the only people that can fix this is us. We have to be prepared to get out there, put the work in, and we’re willing to do that. We’re a great team with a lot of great leaders. It’s just a matter of putting it all together and going out to find those winning ways again.” It was a calm, reasoned approach from a 10-year veteran who’s seen it all through his time with the Green and White. The team will get a couple of days off to collect its thoughts, regroup and reassess, before getting back to work and preparing for Sunday’s meeting with the B.C. Lions at Mosaic Stadium on Plaza of Honour weekend. A pause is what’s needed.  And then it’s time to look ahead, not behind. “Definitely,” Hughes concluded. “That’s a challenge we’re all looking forward to and it’s fun playing divisional opponents, especially as many times as we do. We have to put this game behind us, correct our mistakes, and I know it sounds like a cliché but we need to come out and play Roughrider football.” That is a really fun, tough, exciting brand of football when it happens. After a two-week hiatus, we’re ready to see it again. For daily Rider news follow Rod on Twitter at @sportscage.

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Snow Removal Tender 2013-2014

Invites you to attend the

The Secret Garden is a joyful retelling of a story of hope and a celebration of all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of caring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald- well the whole householdbegins to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended... Concert Sponsor: until it blossoms once more.

South East Cornerstone Public SD invites Tenders for the Snow Removal at the following schools: Alameda Carlyle Elementary Gordon F Kells Lampman Redvers Radville Regional High Midale Weyburn Division Office Weldon Weyburn Bus Garage Yellow Grass Weyburn Junior High

Annual General Meetings Of

Weyburn & Area Supportive Employment Services (WASES)

Tendered amount shall be on a per hour basis including a list of equipment to be used.

and

Community Advocates For Employment (CAFE)

12:00 p.m.

Souris Valley Theatre 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Super 8 Estevan 134 2nd Avenue, Estevan, SK (306) 634-9554 R. S.V.P.

Tickets: $7.00 at the door, children 3 & under free! Advance tickets at Henders Drugs 634-3666. Save $ - inquire about our Patron & Family Concert Packages 634-3942.

For further information please contact Jim Swyryda, Operations Supervisor at (306) 848-4713 or jim.swyryda@cornerstonesd.ca Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Preference may be given to applicant(s) within each area.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

From October 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014

Please submit all tenders by September 25, 2013 to: Michelle VanDeSype, Administrative Assistant South East Cornerstone Public S D. 209 80A – 18th Street N.E. Weyburn, SK S4H 2W4 Fax: (306) 848-4747 michelle.vandesype@cornerstonesd.ca

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Tax Enforcement List Town of Bienfait Province of Saskatchewan

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Notice is hereby given under the Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land and title number described in the following list are fully paid before the 20th day of November, 2013, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land. NOTE: A sum for costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3)of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel. Description of Property Part of Lot

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Dated this 10th day of September, 2013 L. M. Gilroy, Treasurer

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

Success and achievement for every student in every school.


September 18, 2013

WEDNESDAY

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“I’ve always wanted to make an album of every influence that I have. I’ve done the folk. I think now I’m pushing more for the rock.”

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Regina artist makes second coming to Estevan The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is kicking off its fall season of After Dark concerts on Sept. 20 with a performance by Regina’s Tyler Gilbert, who released his latest album this past July. The artist’s newest effort, OK Murphy, was released July 15, and features a fuller sound as Gilbert takes his music one step from folk and toward rock. With funding from Rawlco Radio’s 10k20, which aims to give out $10,000 grants to 20 Saskatchewan musicians each year, the project came with a larger budget and Gilbert took advantage of the resources to create a collection of songs that are faster more upbeat. “It’s quite a bit different. My other CDs were mostly solo stuff, so just me and a guitar,” said Gilbert, who appeared at the EAGM in June for their Big Bash. “This one is half and half. Half is a fullband aspect and the other half includes my solo stuff. There’s a quite a bit different sound. There are some more rockier parts.” Gilbert said he cares about the diversity of his music, so adding a full band to his sound helps round out where he finds his inspiration in music. “It was a direction I wanted to take. It was planned out,” said Gilbert, who added his next album will probably become rockier still. “I find myself getting less folky.” He said his influences are diverse and they have never really changed. “I’ve always wanted to make an album of every influence that I have. I’ve done the folk. I think now I’m pushing more for the rock. I am making decisions

to change the sound.” While he will be performing solo in Estevan, he said he does want to recruit a band to tour with so he can perform the full rock songs, while also keeping his solo performances a key part of his brand. Promotion is always a big part of the music industry, and Gilbert noted that with everyone having the opportunity to post their own music somewhere on the Internet, the focus now is how artists can reach an audience from a pool of so many voices. “The tougher part now is that you’re swimming in a bigger sea full of fish. Perseverance is definitely needed to break through. Promotion is a big part of the game,” said Gilbert. Gilbert recently returned to Saskatchewan from a tour in the United States, where he regularly asked local bands to open for him. “Some of the positives to that, is that they have a local fan base,” said Gilbert. “And two, it’s connecting with the musicians. That’s one of the things about going on tour as an independent musician. Once you make those connections, it’s a lot easier to go back. That’s one of the main things about going on tour, so you can go back every year and the friendships and camaraderie is really important.” Estevan’s Poor Nameless Boy will open at the art gallery at Gilbert’s request. This October, Gilbert will also be touring with the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society, travelling to high schools around the province and hosting workshops about songwriting.

Regina’s Tyler Gilbert will be performing at his latest show in Estevan on Friday night when he plays at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum as part of their After Dark concert series. Gilbert recently released his latest album, OK Murphy, in July. “I will have my own little class. It talks about what it is to write a song and what it takes to write a song. I will play a few tunes here and

there, and maybe we’ll have participation from the students to come up with a little diddie. It’s quite communicative with the students.”

Interested listeners can sample some of Gilbert’s music on his website, www. tylergilbert.ca, and his music is available at iTunes,

Amazon and HMV. He can be found on Twitter @tgilbertmusic. The show on Sept. 20 starts at 8 p.m.

Two exciting exhibits ready to be unveiled at EAGM

It will be an evening of wartime intrigue and an evening of remembering war from a different perspective when the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum plays host to a joint opening night reception for a couple of exciting exhibits. Ladies, Gents, Partners and Spies, a combined exhibit using the collective talents of Estevan-based artists Linda and Jeff Gudmundson will open in the community gallery and project space at the EAGM on Sept. 19. Lest We Forget, the work of Barb Hunt, will be opening in the main gallery that same evening beginning at 7 p.m. All three artists are going to be in attendance. Hunt’s art focuses on the devastation of war, using fabric from worn camouflage uniforms. She has experimented with rough craftsmanship to depict the insanity and absurdity of war, which contrasts with other works of careful obsessive sewing that are all about fragility and the beauty of the human body. “I am trying to balance the cruelty of war with my empathy for the soldier,” said Hunt in a pre-opening statement. Hunt’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions across Canada and she has won art residency positions not only in Canada but also in France and Ireland. She is a recipient of Canada Council grants and has recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Research from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador where she teaches a visual arts program at the Grenfell campus. The Gudmundson’s exhibit features Second World War memorabilia collected by Jeff and the artworks created by Linda who will be exhibiting a series of paintings of women throughout history, particularly those in the Second World War who were spies and informants. She combines vintage newspapers as background for the works that predominantly showcase the face and uses an abstract and painter’s style that calls attention to the paper it is printed on.

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Art class calendar filled with a variety of workshops It’s a fall season that can be filled with a variety of learning opportunities for local artists and those who aspire to be artists. Whether it be quilting, drawing, wood carving or pottery making, the Estevan Arts Council will be offering classes this fall, beginning this month and continuing until early December. It will be an opportunity to expand creativity while learning new skills, said the council in a recent media release. The fall sessions began Sept. 17 with Eileen McKersie, an avid quilter, teaching a six-week quilting course in workshop fashion. This is a class for novice quilters and those who know little or nothing about the craft. October is a jam-packed month for art classes. On Oct. 5 and 6, artist Barb Goretzky will lead a two-day pottery-making workshop. She has attended workshops and artist-in-residence programs throughout North America and the class she offers is for intermediate or advanced potters. On Oct. 19, Judy Swallow will be the instructor for a workshop that will explore elements such as colour, design and subject matter, and express them through the creation of a piece of art. On Oct. 26 and 27, Doris Sheldon will be instructing during a weekend clinic that focuses on wood carving. This is a class for beginners or intermediate level carvers. Youth Art Discovery, the popular program from the past is back under the guidance

TELUS brings LTE to Estevan TELUS has announced they are bringing the world’s fastest and most advanced wireless technology to Estevan. This expansion of TELUS’ 4G Long Term Evolution network coverage means customers in the community can take advantage of dramatically faster wireless Internet speeds when surfing the web, reading emails or accessing the latest chart topping music and social media sites. TELUS’ 4G LTE service now covers almost 80 per cent of the Canadian population across approximately 200 markets. “We’re pleased our customers in Estevan are now among the more than 27 million Canadians who can enjoy access to the world’s fastest wireless technology from TELUS,” said Brent Johnston, vicepresident, TELUS Mobility Solutions. “We continue to invest in expanding and improving our network service, community by community across Saskatchewan. Now, with our new TELUS Network Experience app, customers can help us invest in their service by easily providing network feedback while on-the-go through their mobile devices for the ultimate network experience.” 4G LTE is the new standard for wireless technology around the world, with most new handsets built to take advantage of its superior speed. In Saskatchewan, TELUS’ 4G LTE

network service supports manufacturers’ rated peak download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), with an expected average of 10 to 15 Mbps. This means downloading a 600 megabyte album of songs with a 4G LTE-capable device could take as few as three and a half to seven minutes and a 1.2GB HD movie from iTunes could happen as quickly as between seven and 14 minutes. Importantly, if TELUS customers travel outside of 4G LTE network coverage areas they will move seamlessly from 4G LTE to the existing 4G HSPA network with no disruption of service. 4G LTE is the latest evolution in TELUS’ wireless network technology plan made possible by the 2009 launch of its coast-to-coast 4G HSPA wireless network service. Today this network reaches more than 97 per cent of Canadians. Since 2000, TELUS said it has invested more than $30 billion to bring Canadians some of the most advanced broadband networks in the world. Additionally, TELUS said it is putting customers first and embracing new ideas to make the TELUS experience even better. By listening to customers, TELUS has not only launched Canada’s first network experience mobile application to report network issues, it has also eliminated activation fees and dramatically simplified its entire fee schedule.

of artists Cheryl Andrist and Hannah Keating. For six weeks from Oct. 9 to Nov. 13, children aged seven to 13 will explore the world of art. By taking time to create, the kids will be taking a number of projects home. Darlene Martin is coming back to teach a pottery class on Nov. 2. Budding potters will learn the basics or be able to further develop their skills under her tutelage. Transform clay into objects of inspiration and pride … that is the aim of this session. For two days, Nov. 18 and 19, Levi Wheeler will be teaching a group of young people, aged 10 and up, the art of cartooning. The focus will be on different ways a person can draw and create cartoon characters. A workshop, offered in conjunction with the annual adjudicated art show, will be taught by Judy Swallow on Dec. 1. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to develop skills, which will enable and support a creative lifestyle. All the classes will be held in the craft room next to the Estevan Arts Council’s office in the leisure centre on Souris Avenue in Estevan. Full details about all of these classes are available from the Arts Council fall brochure. Those who wish to get further information can also visit them on Facebook or check for details on the council’s website at www.estevanartscouncil.com They may also be contacted by phone at 306-634-3942 or by e-mail at estevanartscouncil@sasktel.net

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• Born to Joel and Alexis Weisbrod (née Resler) on August 13, 2013 a daughter; Hadley Mae. Proud grandparents are Gordon and Bev Resler of Bienfait, Sk and Ken and Barb Weisbrod of Airdrie, Alberta. • Born to Scott and Lacey Sykes (née Gill) on September 4, 2013 a son; Dylan Scott Sykes.

Hunters urged to stay on track

Due to extremely dry conditions developing in several areas throughout our province and the potential risk of fires starting from vehicle use, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) are requesting hunters to take extra precautions and not drive off roads and trails in high risk areas. “We know that the vast majority of hunters take every step to ensure that they leave nothing but footprints when they hunt. However, the recent warm weather and the ever present possibilities of high winds provide the ideal conditions for uncontrolled wild fires.” said Darrell Crabbe executive director of the SWF. “We encourage all hunters to take extra precautions this hunting season with the increased risk of fires. These precautions include carrying a fire extinguisher in your vehicle, talking to landowners before going on land, avoiding unnecessary vehicle idling, walking when possible and staying on existing trails.” said Chad MacPherson, general manager of the SSGA.

ABI program expands to White Bear Sun Country Health Region has extended its Acquired Brain Injury support group program to the residents of the White Bear First Nation. The first session was held September 16 at the White Bear Health Centre and subsequent sessions will be held at the centre at 10 a.m. on September 16, October 21, November 18 and December 16. “We believe these support groups are very useful to the people who have experienced a brain injury, and to their families,” said Natalie Bieberdorf, regional manager, therapies department for Sun Country Health Region. “We want to locate them as conveniently as our resources allow, so we are happy to help create this

group for White Bear residents.” ABI support groups provide information and support to families and survivors who have had a moderate to severe brain injury. Topics discussed may include: challenges and triumphs, coping with loss, changes to roles and relationships, balancing dependence and independence, and communication challenges. Other support groups this fall and their locations are: • Weyburn ABI support group: Tatagwa View 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 1, Nov. 4, Dec. 2. • Redvers ABI support group: Redvers Health Centre 11-1 p.m. on Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 9. • Estevan ABI support group: St. Joseph’s Hospital Auditorium, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 23, Oct. 28.

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1594 sq. ft., overhang for deck, deluxe cabinets, stonework, vault, tiled shower.

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 R/T AWD 27,000 kms.............................$29,995 2011 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 6.7L diesel, 156,000 kms. ....$29,500 2011 F450 LARIAT CREW CAB 4x4 DUALLY 6.7L diesel, 64,000 kms.......................................................................................$47,995 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 ...............SOLD 2011 DODGE JOURNEY RT AWD 24,000 kms..............................$25,995 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 ......................SOLD 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,

Swanson Builders (Saskatoon area) 306-493-3089 or www.swansonbuilders.ca

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

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

www.medallion-homes.ca Hwy 2 South Prince Albert Macoun Home For Sale:Recently built modular homes with fenced land starting at only $190,000. ( 15 minutes west of Estevan). 1265 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home located on a 50’ x 150’ lot. 1000 sq. ft. pressure treated sundeck. Phone 306-421-3749

Mobile Home For Sale: Approx. 800 sq. ft. New windows, laminate floors, fresh paint inside, 8 x 12 porch. Must be moved. Offers. Phone 204-726-8214

Lots & AcreAges for sALe

For Sale: One 120’ x 226’ lot . Cherry Avenue in Roche Percee. Please Phone 306-634-3565 Prime 10 Acre Parcels of Land 1/2 mile west of Estevan. Phone 306-634-7920 or 306-421-1753

RecReational PRoPeRty

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

Business OppOrtunities

GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629 Website WWW.TCVEND.COM

Space For LeaSe Space for lease in multi-unit building at 1314 3rd street.1040 sq. ft. Available immediately. Phone 306421-1440

Office/Retail Office/ Retail Space for Lease: Great new office in downtown Estevan at the Pinetree Plaza. Best retail value per sq. ft. 4002000 sq. ft. Available now. Phone 306-421-3749

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.

Domestic cars

Domestic cars

LONG CREEK MOTORS Auto Sales & Service Since 1970 www.longcreekmotors.carpages.ca

CARS

12 Chrysler 200 LTD 4dr factory warranty 16,384 km...............................$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 08 Dodge Avenger R/T AWD 4dr warranty..............................................$15,995 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 warranty.....................................................$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 01 Chrysler Sebring LX 4dr warranty........................................................$4,995 88 Ford Mustang LX Convertible 2dr warranty ........................................$5,995

TRUCKS, VANS & SUV’s

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

Most of Our Vehicles are Covered by Lubrico Powertrain Warranty

Prices Reduced! ~ We Take Trades Reasonable Offers Considered

PHONE COLLECT FOR KEN 634-7231

AFTER HOURS: Cell: 461-7805

421 - 4th Street – Estevan, Sask.

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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 2005 Dodge Viper Convertible Black, 37,520 kms ........................ $49,900

Used Trucks, Suvs & Vans 2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Loaded Blue, 33,450 kms ...................... $40,900 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited Green, 49,004 kms .......... $33,900 2012 Dodge Journey R/T Silver, 63,503 kms ................................. $24,900 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ Gas White, 116,139 kms $32,900 2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn White, 46,446 kms ................ $42,900 2011 RAM 2500 Crew Cab Long Box Diesel Black 125,754 kms . $33,900 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 Journey R/T AWD Red, 57,851 kms..........................$26,900 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab Grey, 60,000 kms ....................................................................................... $22,900 2010 Acura RDX Technology Silver, 60,695 kms .......................... $29,900 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 2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited Burgundy, 116,241 kms.................$23,900 2009 Jeep Wrangler X Blue, 62,649 kms........................................$17,900 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 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 ................................ $13,900

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

USED CARS

2012 CHRYSLER 300 LTD Loaded, 19,600 kms ........................... $33,900 2010 CHEV COLBALT LT 57,000 kms .......................................... $12,395 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT 52,000 kms ...................................... $15,900 2005 DODGE MAGNUM SXT AWD .................................................. SOLD

USED 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 2011 FORD F-250 XLT CREW CAB DIESEL..................................$31,900 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

TRAILERS/MOTORHOMES/RVs

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

*PLUS APPLICABLE TAXES*

409 Kensington Avenue ~ Estevan, Sask. Phone: 306-634-3221

Feed & Seed

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

Steel BuildingS / granarieS 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

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100. Sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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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Utility trailers

Utility trailers

For Sale - MiSc Butcher Supplies, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 136 page FREE CATALOG. 1-800-353-7864 or email: order@halfordhide.com. Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com

441 - 4th Street - Estevan 306-634-7977

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www/thecoverguy.com/newspaper

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2013 HAULMARK 20 FT, 85 X 20 $10,500

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.

New Trailers Arriving Daily

Domestic cars

TRAILERS

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.

2014 Haulmark 85 X 20 v-nose 2-5200 axle, alum Wheels.........$10,500 2014 Haulmark 85 x 27 v-nose.........................................................call 2013 rainbow 6x10 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 rainbow 6x12 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 rainbow 6x14 3500 axle flip up ramp .....................................call 2013 Haulmark 26ft, 85x26, 5200 axle ............................................. sold 2013 Haulmark 20ft, 85x20 ............................................................... sold 2013 Haulmark kodiak 7x14 ............................................................ sold 2013 Haulmark 7x16 ......................................................................... sold 2013 Haulmark transport v-nose 6x12, 2-3500 axle ..............reduced 2013 Big tex 6x10 dump ................................................................. sold

Guaranteed approval drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale pr iced for immediate deliver y OAC. 1-877-796-0514. www.yourapprovedonline.com.

2013 Haulmark rampdoor 6x10 ...................................................... sold 2013 Haulmark passport 5x8 ........................................................... sold 2013 Big tex 7x14 utility................................................................. $2,599 2012 rainbow 18’ dovetail c&e 14k gvW ..................................... sold 2012 rainbow 20’ 2-5200 lb. axles .................................................. sold 2012 rainbow 18’ car Hauler 7000 gvW ....................................... $3,400 2012 newman 10ft. aluminum 13” Wheels, v-front ...................... $2,500 2012 newman 10ft. aluminum, tilt /10” Wheels ............................. sold

Parts & accessories 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.

WE HAVE RENTALS

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rentals for Business, leisure, Weddings or school sports teams.

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Bond Industrial SEA Containers

for fans in Rural Saskatchewan Only October 24th in Saskatoon October 26th in Winnipeg

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RVs/CampeRs/TRaileRs

Selling New Used and Modified Sea containers for storage. Guaranteed wind water and rodent proof. Delivery available. Ask about modifications eg. doors, windows, insulation, new paint, power, etc. Modify your container for your specific needs. Call Bond Industrial at 306-373-2236 email joe@bondind.com or visit our website at www.bondind.com.

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Go online to www.dashtours.com or call Dash Tours at 1-800-265-0000 One Call & You’re There

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

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

Career OppOrtunities

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:

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Career OppOrtunities

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 H E AV Y E QU I P M E N T R E PA I R Slave Lake Alberta requires Journeymen Heavy Duty Mechanics. Third or forth year apprentice with experience may apply. Call Herb at 780-849-3768; Fax resume to 780-849-4453; Email herb@hheltd.com. SEARCHING FOR LICENSED Automotive Technician or 4th year apprentice for GM dealer in Whitecourt, Alberta. Preference will be given to those with GM experience and training. Starting wage $3540/hr. depending on experience. FulL benefits after 3 months. Moving allowance provided. E-mail cstieb@smylchev.com or fax 780778-3398. WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic also required. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: r igmove@telus.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com.

General employment HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com HELP WANTED-LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED!!! Simple & Flexible Online Work. 100% Genuine Opportunity. F/T & P/T. Internet Needed. Very Easy... No experience Required. Income is Guaranteed! www.ezComputerWork.com 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 NOW HIRING!!! $300+ PER DAY Typing companies advertising online. We provide the training & the jobs to perform. Real opportunity. PT/FT. Experience Not Required. www.GenuineWebJobs.com WORK OPPORTUNITIES + TRAVEL Childcare positions in United States, air fare, medical etc. provided. Childcare in Holland, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, England, China, etc. Different benefits apply. Teach in South Korea, air fare, medical etc. provided. Hotel jobs in England, Summer Camp jobs in Europe 2014 Apply at: 902-422-1455 Email: scotiap@ns.sympatico.ca

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Obituaries

Obituaries

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. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You

The family of Mark Bjorndal would like to thank family and friends for your expressions of sympathy with cards, prayers, flowers, food, memorial donations and attendance at Mark’s funeral. Thank you to Dr. A. Christie, Corinne Sandstrom (Palliative Care), Marian Huber (Spiritual Care) and the nursing staff on Unit A at St. Joseph’s Hospital for making Mark as comfortable as possible during his long stay in hospital and tender compassion during his final hours. We would also like to thank Reverend Brian Meredith, choir members, organist – Marvel Gall, CWL for lunch, pallbearers and a special thanks to Dustin Hall for singing a special song for Mark. Thank you to Hall Funeral Services and all the staff for their professionalism in making arrangements and conducting the service. Walter Allen McLean 1963 – 2013 Walter Allen McLean passed away near Midale, Sask. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the age of 50 years. Walter is survived by Janice, Midale; children, Garrett Desnomie, Estevan, Randy McLean, Estevan, Joseph McLean, Midale and Alexandra Desnomie, Midale; siblings, Shirley Sawa, Regina, Sask.; Debbie Anderson, Ponoka, Alta.; Nellie Wynne (Rook), Broadview, Sask.; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Walter started in the oilfield 23 years ago and quickly found a home there. He loved the work and the challenges it brought. He had a very strong work ethic and would often work late to get the job done. He always made sure the job was done to the best of his ability because “if you’re going to do something, do it right the first time” he always said. Walter loved being outdoors, be it mule deer hunting at Rockglen or moose hunting with Anthony at Meadow Lake. He would often go for walks in the hills at Rockglen. He loved the peace and tranquility he felt when he was there. He enjoyed helping at the ranch during round up. It was commented during branding that “whatever he lacked in skill he made up for with enthusiasm”. He was generous to a fault and would lend a hand to whoever needed his help and if he had something you needed he would give it to you. He is and will always be sorely missed. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Doug Third officiating. Those so wishing may make donations to a charity of choice in Walter's memory. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. Isabel Marion Baril June 20, 1933 – September 9, 2013 On Monday, September 9, Isabel Baril, late of Estevan, passed away in Estevan at the age of 80 years. Isabel was born on June 20, 1933 in Bromhead Sask. She was the third child out of 8 siblings. Her parents were Emily and Leonard Kuntz. She lived in Tourquay, Sask. in her younger days until her parents bought a farm in Macoun where she then stayed until she graduated from high school. Over the years Isabel worked at St Joseph's Hospital and at Estevan Regional Nursing home as a nurse’s aide. In 1953 on October 12 she married Wilfred Baril. They had three children, Darren, Dana and Michelle. Isabel was very active in the church community, the CWL, the hospital auxiliary, the German Club, the Red Hat society and other organizations. She loved flowers and gardening and spent many hours every summer in the yard. Traveling was something else Isabel enjoyed. She's been to Mexico, Hawaii, and the Maritimes, on an Alaskan cruise and many times to the United States. She traveled with her sisters or her friends. Isabel was fun and energetic and was always in for a good laugh and fun times. Isabel is survived by her children, Darren (Patsy) Baril of Estevan, Sask., Dana (Darrell) McNeil of Battleford, Sask., and Michelle Sovdi of Red Deer, Alta.; grandchildren, Cody, Haley, and Kassidy Baril, Alissa and Jeffrey McNeil, Dylan, Jessica, Catherine Sovdi; siblings, George (Leona) Kuntz, Agnes Cebry, Lorrie (Basil) Harrach, Denis (Sharon) Kuntz, Deloris Matchett; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Baril; parents, Leonard and Emily Kuntz; son in law, Darwin Sovdi; siblings, Kaye Kuntz and Henry Kuntz. A Prayer Service was held on Thursday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Estevan, by Rev. Brian Meredith. Interment followed at Souris Valley Memorial Gardens, Estevan. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in memory of Isabel Baril. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan.

Thank You

We, the Baril families, would like to thank the staff of Hall Funeral Services for their care of our family at this time. Thank you also to Doug Third for the prayer service, to Father Brian, and all who participated in the funeral mass. We also thank the CWL for their service at the luncheon. We greatly appreciate all cards, calls, donations, flowers, food and warm hugs from all our family and friends; your kindness will always be remembered


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Your Guide to Area Estevan Gospel Chapel

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

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

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

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

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

www.estevangospelchapel.ca An Associated Gospel Church

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Sunday Worship

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

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

Phone: 306-634-2190

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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ESTEVAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 1107 - 4th Street

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

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Coffee Fellowship Before Church

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

Trinity Lutheran Church E.L.C.I.C. 738 - 2nd Street, Estevan Church Office: 306-634-5684 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship after worship Pastor Stewart Miller

His Glory Bible Church

306-634-9191

Sunday Services:

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

SUNDAY WORSHIP & SUNDAY SCHOOL - 11 AM

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

St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre

1033 3rd Street Estevan

Tim Pippus

Office: 306-634-3116

Church of God

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

2 - 4 pm Monday - Friday Series topics change monthly Call for more information

1302 - 8th Street, Estevan

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH

Come and Worship With Us

Everyone welcome to join our daily prayers, inspirational Bible DVD viewings and lively discussions

CHURCH OF CHRIST

(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

Pursuing God Building Relationships Impacting Lives

10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship with Children’s Ministries & Nursery.

7:30 p.m. Fridays theGROVE Youth Ministries

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


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Legal BILLESBERGER LAW FIRM

Funeral Directors

Kohaly, Elash & Ludwig Law Firm LLP

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

1017 Third Street Estevan, Saskatchewan S4A 0R4

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

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

1312 - 4th Street, Estevan

Optometrist

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

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

Branch Offices:

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

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Phone: 306-634-3353

Fax: 306-634-7714

orlowski.law@sasktel.net

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Midale community happenings Catrina Moldenhauer Midale Correspondent

The Midale and Area Recreation Board will be hosting their annual Fowl Supper on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 3 – 7 p.m. Catrina has found 10 of the 16 turkey cookers needed to provide the turkey for the approximately 600 people who come for it. The turkeys and dressing 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 usually only takes about an hour, 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. Everyone not cooking a turkey is asked to supply a pie or other desert. For more information please call Catrina Moldenhauer. The Midale Recreation Board’s Annual Trade, Craft and Bake Sale will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. Call Catrina Moldenhauer to book your table. Tables are $20 each. 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 for their fall projects. Bingo dates are set for 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 and start from Manley Park and will start at 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. 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.

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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, please call Terry Hauglum. For more information please call Terry Hauglum. Right now Midale has an initiation team that will practice on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 pm 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 in games and tournaments. Midale also has a rec team that plays in the Estevan league and the senior team that plays in the Big Six Hockey league. For information on the rec 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. The Midale Seniors’ club have elected a new executive. President is Alice Kerr, vice president is Dave Piper, secretary is Betty Kramer, treasurer is Craig Ulledahl and member-atlarge is Freck Waite. The seniors’ regular is going to change from Tuesday’s to Wednesdays at 2 p.m beginning in October. The Seniors are going to celebrate Seniors’ Week on Friday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. There will be musical entertainment and lunch provided. All are welcome to attend. All M.C.S. families are reminded to please send their $30 year book fee 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 begin regular Sunday School classes 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.

Former Midale resident, Calvin Avery passed away in Regina on September 6 at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife Kathy and son Brad (Shelley) and grandchildren Charlotte and Gabe. Midale resident Walter Allen McLean passed away near Midale on Sept. 6 at the age of 50 years. He is survived by Janice, Midale; children Garrett Desnomie, Estevan, Randy McLean, Estevan, Joseph McLean, Midale and Alexandra Desnomie, Midale; siblings, Shirley Sawa, Regina, Debbie Anderson, Ponoka, Alta., Nellie Wynne (Rook), Broadview and five grandchildren. A memorial service was held on September 11 at Hall Funeral Services Chapel in Estevan. Midale resident Don Larson passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12 in Estevan. He leaves behind his son Zach from Midale. No further details were known at the time this was submitted. Former Midale resident, Les Howard Hoium was born on July 2, 1951 and passed away on Aug. 26, 2013 at the University Hospital in Saskatoon. A graveside service was held at the Westphalia Cemetery in Midale on Saturday, Aug. 31 with Pastor Cicely McDougall presiding. Throughout his life he was challenged by medical conditions such as diabetes, heart bypasses, leg amputation and gluten intolerance. How fortunate it was that he was able to attend his Mom and Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary celebration on the weekend of July 16. Les will be remembered by his parents, Marvin and Ruth Hoium, best friend and wife, Bernice Hoium, children, Bryan Hoium and Sheri (Greg) Hoium, sister, Lynda (Greg) Savenkoff and families; brother, Larry (Lorrie) Hoium and family, grandchildren, Matthew Hoium and Terry Pickett, great grandchild, Kienan Pickett, numerous friends and family. Until next week Midale and area, have a great week.

Trinity Tower news and notes By Peggy Bolton correspondent Three of our ladies had a very interesting vacation this summer. Yvonne Steinke visited Taloyoak, Nunavut, Kaye Hemus had an enjoyable retreat to Scotland and Evelyn Svorkdal visited Norway and really enjoyed her holiday. We are looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Ione Martin had her brother and sister-in-law Charles and Dolly Mack from Langley, B.C. visiting. Susie Widenmaier was very pleased to have Allen and Linda McLeod (Ewan) from Saskatoon stop for a visit. Linda’s parents John and Edith Ewan lived at Trinity Tower at one time. On Sept. 9, Rita Verbeem and Yvonne Steinke

shared doughnuts and cupcakes with us to celebrate their birthdays. A number of Rita’s family joined us to wish her a happy birthday. Una Seymour’s birthday is Sept. 24, so call and wish her a very happy birthday. Mark Bolton from Strathmore, Alta., surprised his parents with a visit. He is working in the area for a month. I came across this Serenity Prayer in my treasure box the other day. It’s rather scary how many of these apply to me. I hope you enjoy it. God grant me the serenity to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do and the eyesight to tell the difference. Now that I’m older (but refuse to grow up) here’s

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what I’ve discovered: One: I started out with nothing and I still have most of it. Two: My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran. Three: I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart. Four: Funny, I don’t remember being absentminded. Five: All reports are in, life is officially unfair. Six: If all is not lost, where is it? Seven: It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser. Eight: Some days you are the dog, some days you’re the hydrant. Nine: I wish the buck stopped here. I sure could use a few. Ten: Kids in the back seat cause accidents. Eleven: Accidents in

the back seat cause kids. Twelve: It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere. Thirteen: The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom. Fourteen: If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees. Fifteen: When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess? Sixteen: It’s not hard to meet expenses, they’re everywhere. Seventeen: The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. Eighteen: These days I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get somethings and then wonder what I’m here after.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Local Oilfield Service company has an immediate position open for a part-time

Administrative Assistant • excellent benefits • competitive wage • must have a valid driver’s license • computer experience is a necessity Interested individuals can send resumes to: Box 909, Estevan, SK. S4A 2A6

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:

306-634-6493

Quest Line Locators Ltd. OILFIELD & COMMERCIAL

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

•conduct soil density •concrete ashphalt •limited geotechnical tests

Apply online to: ssmolnic@envirogeotesting.com

- Oilfield experience a definite asset - Assorted powered mobile equipment experience an asset - Knowledge of Estevan & area an asset - Flexible hours, competitive wages, benefits and bonus - Overtime always available If you are reliable, take pride in your workmanship and looking to work for a company who values its employees

Send resume to Harvey/Donna: pselectric@sasktel.net Fax: 306-634-3043 Phone: 306-634-9888

Sales People Required

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

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

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JOURNEYMAN/APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS EnviroGeo Testing located in Estevan, Sk. is looking for

HYDROVAC OPERATORS AND SWAMPERS

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

AGI-Envirotank, is a rapidly growing Saskatchewan company who is a leading manufacturer of aboveground and below ground steel storage tanks. We are currently looking for draftsmen whose responsibilities will include, but not limited to reporting to the drafting supervisor, create and modify detail drawings used in the fabrication of storage tanks and their accessories. Other duties will include working with the sales staff, providing design information and working with the production staff to solve problems arising on the production floor. The Ideal candidate will have: • Experience or training with Auto Desk Inventor • Experience or training with Mechanical Desktop • Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel • The ability to work independently and in a team environment • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely • Steel fabrication experience is considered a great asset • Must possess good organizational and problem solving skills • Own vehicle (however travel is not required)

This position is located in the company’s head office in Biggar, Saskatchewan. The applicant must be willing to relocate. Do not hesitate to find more information about us on our website and if you have the necessary experience please apply now.

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

118 Souris Ave. N., Estevan

Are you Seeking a Rewarding and Challenging Professional Career Opportunity? Look No Further!

Built on a solid business foundation, Saskarc is a custom steel fabrication company specializing in on-time delivery of cost effective, value added solutions that meet our customer requirements. Our progressive business culture is dedicated to earning and maintaining the loyalty and trust of our customers, suppliers and employees. With our ongoing internal promotions and projects we have a rewarding and challenging career opportunity for a: SENIOR BUYER This position requires 5 to 10 years demonstrated experience interpreting, writing and negotiating contractual agreements and comprehensive knowledge in procurement and materials management for the steel manufacturing industry. The primary focus of this position will be to manage the Companys’ vendor and business partner contracts and the tactical purchasing and warehousing of steel fabrication commodities, supplies, equipment and services; ensuring the entire contract cycle is in accordance with international, federal, provincial and municipal laws and reflect all corporate strategic plans and business commitments. Saskarc offers a competitive total compensation package consisting of 3 weeks annual vacation, comprehensive health benefits plans, performance incentives and RSP contributions. To apply for this exciting career opportunity and to learn more about Saskarc Industies Inc. Please visit our website at: www.saskarc.com

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

SECRETARY • experience an asset but not necessary

Competitive Wages Offered Health Plan, RRSP’s & Bonuses 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.

WORLDWIDE LEADER TALENTED TEAM

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

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

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


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Prairie Mud Service

EMPLOYMENT

OPPORTUNITIES

Looking to fill the following Full-Time positions:

WAREHOUSE STAFF/ HOT SHOT DRIVERS

Torq Transloading Inc. (Tribune) is looking for

TRANSLOAD OPERATORS

to operate at our Bromhead transload terminal.

• Valid driver’s license and abstract are required.

This terminal is exclusively focused on transloading crude oil from tank trucks to railcars. Please send resumes to:

Class 1A SHORT HAUL DRIVERS:

• Valid 1A driver’s license and abstract are required.

Safety tickets considered an asset but we will provide training if necessary. Prairie Mud offers competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and bonuses.

bmackenzie@torqtransloading.com

Interested applicants can forward resumes to Jay Burback at:

Email: info@prairiemud.ca

Fax: 306-634-7310

or drop off at the office at 738-6th Street, Estevan 13093TT00

Transportation Field Supervisor The purpose of this position is to assist the Area Manager in our Carlyle, Saskatchewan division with the day to day operations of the company, and ensuring our HSE program is being adhered to, and employee training and competencies are being mastered. Your job duties may include, however are not limited to the following: •Arrange for drivers and stand-by drivers or may have to drive a unit to cover workload, for any circumstances •Conducts regular inspections of units to ensure proper procedure is being followed, and performance is meeting established standards and expectations. •Assists personnel with maintaining services and PM and HSE programs. •Assists with gathering paperwork for the purpose of meeting regulatory requirements. •Procures fuel, oil, shop supplies, parts, etc. for the purpose of ensuring availability of required items for specific area •May need to respond to emergency situations including afterhours situations •Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external parties (e.g. employees, Area Manager, Operations Management Team, and Corporate HSE Manager) for the purpose of providing information, facilitating communication among parties and/or providing direction as directed •Schedules repairs on units for the purpose of ensuring that the vehicle is in a safe operating condition and employees are adhering to the schedule maintenance programs in effect •Performs safety related inspections including: work site, office, yard, fire extinguisher, fall protection equipment, and tools and equipment on a monthly or as needed basis. •Will be responsible for training employees and ensuring their competency as a Swamper and as an Operator •Continuous company training to meet NCS, DOT, and HSE program requirements of themselves and employees •Enforce HSE program and all company policies, procedures, and rules •Performs any other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Company

Three Star Trucking Ltd. Is Now Hiring

Class 1A Oilfield Tank Truck Drivers

3A Oilfield & Class Tank-Tandem Truck Drivers

REQUIREMENTS -Class 3A or 1A License, with clean Driver’s Abstract Prepared by the HR ADWORKS -H2S Alive Service Team -First Aid/CPR -Oilfield experience preferred -Ability to understand and follow oilfield location coordinates would be and asset -must pass pre-employment alcohol & drug testing requirements

& ESTIMATE

DUTIES

-Transport oilfield fluids in a safe and efficientInsertion manner Date Section Ad Size -Oversee all aspects of vehicle including condition of equipment and safety Estevan Mercury CAREERS Sept 18, 2013 3 col x 6.87and security of cargo -Communicate with dispatcher -Work and drive continually in a safe manner -Follow all applicable regulations as required TOTAL PRICE Fax Resume to: 306-443-2433 E-mail Resume to: terry.threestar@sasktel.net

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Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications •SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks at one time with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job requirements •Must have previous Hydrovac experience •Strong interpersonal aptitude for facilitating meetings, guiding others, leadership; assisting with managing staff/performance, planning ahead, and problem solving •Knowledge of National Safety Codes and DOT laws/rules/regulations/policies; safety practices, Hours of Service •Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; •Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups REP. Lily •Problem solving with equipment is significant. DESIGNER Carly •Mechanical aptitude PROOFED •Meeting schedules/deadlines; organizing; taking initiative. Experience: ESTIMATED SENT

Education & Certificates & Licenses:

•Must have a minimum of a Class 3 driver’s license, class 1 is preferred •Must possess or be willing to obtain: Standard First Aid/CPR Level C w AED, CSTS-09, Price Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Global Level 2 Ground Disturbance, and H2S $0.00Alive. All prices exclude taxes

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Must have previous Hydrovac Experience

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To Apply send resume to: Box 1599 Carlyle, Sk S0C0R0 epayette@lonestarwest.com

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A COMPANY ON THE MOVE This is a remarkable time for global agriculture and for Richardson. Our industry is undergoing unprecedented change with increasing world demand, and our company is experiencing transformational growth. Richardson International is Canada’s largest, privately owned agribusiness and is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing.

Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time.

We currently have an opportunity at our Estevan, SK Richardson Pioneer Ag Business Centre.

If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you.

Location Assistant

Now hiring the following positions:

Location Assistants contribute to the safe, efficient and profitable operation of the crop inputs facility. Specific responsibilities include the support and assistance in the sale of crop input products and services; the operation of facility equipment and controls; inventory management and control; and excellent customer service. The ideal candidate will possess proven communication and interpersonal skills; ambition and organizational skills; an orientation to accuracy and detail; and excellent customer service skills. Agriculture background, forklift and skid steer experience would be an asset. Richardson International provides an excellent compensation package consisting of competitive salary, pension, a flexible benefits plan and training and career development opportunities. Interested candidates should forward their résumé and cover letter before October 4th, 2013 either online to www.richardson.ca or to: Richardson Pioneer, Box 850, Estevan, SK S0A 4J0, Fax: (306) 634-2342

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Experienced Class 1 Drivers / Operators Experienced Cement and Acid Operators

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

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

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

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

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


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Flexible hours. We’re hiring.

Enrol in our Tax Training School, the most Trimount Developments is a new home, condo and land comprehensive tax training program in development company based in Estevan, SK. H&R Block needs Canada, and start a careertax that lets you live Trimount Developments is currently seeking construction labourers for their Weyburn and Estevan professionals. life your way. 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. Study with us. As one of our tax professionals you could Trimount Developments pays top wages depending on experience.

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Trimount Developments is a growing, active construction company in Southeast Saskatchewan.

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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Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to: framing, cribbing, groundprep for concrete and installation of reinforcing steel. Forming sidewalks and steps. Some finish carpentry and flooring. Operation of heavy equipment such as skid steers and telescopic telehandlers. Trimount Development pays top wages based on experience.

Flexible hours. We’re hiring.

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

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Construction Labourers Estevan & Weyburn Team

Site Carpenter Weyburn Team

Role: - Ensure all files and customer data are completed and accurate at all stages of the sales process - Showcase the features of upgrade selections and track customer choices - Act as the liaison contact between the customer and the construction department - Coordinate prices and selections options with vendors and suppliers - Responsible for home turnover process and the introduction to the Home Warranty period - Respond to customer issues and concerns in a timely manner Qualifications and Experience: - Experience in a sales position and/or customer service position (preferably in a new home sales) with strong desire to learn our business - Construction knowledge an asset - Strong ability to multi task - Strong written and communication skills required - Attention to detail; able to review documents for accuracy and completeness - Good computer skills including Outlook, Excel and Word Location: This position will be located in Estevan with travel to Weyburn. The job will require you to have access to your own vehicle for travel.

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

Customer Service Representative

See career ads online! www.estevanmercury.ca

WOOD COUNTRY

ou could l full or is currently accepting resumes for the following s. positions at their Estevan location:

101 Supreme St. (Shand access road)

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Class 1A & 3A Preferred Above Industry Wages Benefits Packages Opportunity for Advancement

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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.

Please email or fax resume to:

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

Senchuk Ford Service Department has the following full time position available

Technician Automotive and computer knowledgeable, as well as, experience and ADP training an asset but willing to train. If you have a solid work ethic and take pride in your work, make sure to forward your resume immediately to Chris Hortness at

chris@senchuk.com or call 306.636.6465

Your Opportunity Awaits

Senchuk

Ford Sales Ltd.

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

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Estevan Mercury

60 and Over Club notes North Portal news Shirley Graham Correspondent

A man asked his buddy, “How long have you been wearing a bra?” “Since my wife found it in the glove compartment.” We have been holding jam sessions since 2012 and I’m happy to report we are doing very well and I’d like to give credit where it’s due; to the many volunteers who make it all

possible. N O T E : We w o u l d appreciate the return of our bridge cards and cash boxes. The square dancers are back. Every Monday there will be square dance lessons. Beginning Sept. 18 there will be square and round dancing on Wednesday nights. Winners of Wednesday’s bridge tournament were Irma Lesiuk with 6,160 who took first while

second went to Dave Donachie, and third was a tie between Wilma Tedford and Pat Parent. Thursday’s cribbage winners were Helen Marriott in first place, Bert Parent taking second, and third went to Pat Parent. There were eleven tables of play, the best ever. This was followed by our M&M barbecue. It was a smashing success and enjoyed by all. A couple whose pas-

sion had waned consulted a marriage counselor. Several appointments later with little success, the therapist suddenly swept the woman into his arms and kissed her soundly. “This is the treatment your wife needs Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.” “Ok by me said the husband, I can bring her in Thursday and Saturday, but Monday is my bowling night.” Have a happy day!

Betty Baniulis North Portal Correspondent

Bridge was held at the home of Trish Barker on Sept. 9. High honours went to Velma Smith and second high to Margaret Baniulis. Sympathy from the community goes to the Jane Dunbar family. Jane passed away at the nursing home in Carlyle on Sept. 10. Her funeral service was held at the United Church in North Portal with Rev. Brenna Nickel officiating. The burial is also at North Portal. Following the service, lunch was served in the Community Hall. Betty Baniulis and her sister, Shirley Akert of Pentiction, B.C. spent last weekend at the home of Maxine Amor in Oxbow.

CITY PAGE

PUBLIC NOTICE

ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY Toddler Time: September 10 - October 16 Ages 18 months - 3 years Tuesday or Wednesday @ 10:00-10:30 Stimulate your child’s imagination and pre-literacy skills by participating in action rhymes, songs, crafts and great stories! Programs are FREE! 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 @ 7:00-7:30pm 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. 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, e-readers and smart phones – oh my! If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by your mobile device, we are here to help! Join Krista for a 30 minute one on one tutoring session on your device. 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 non-competitive; those who want to learn faster will get extra homework. All ages welcome. Held in partnership with the Estevan & District German “Feundschaft” Society. • Book sale: Sept. 26, 27 & 28 • To pre-register or for information call 1-306-636-1621

At The Library...

Adult Art Classes Fall 2013 PINTEREST CHALLENGE Are you addicted to Pinterest, but tired of pinning things and never trying them? Then take the Pinterest Challenge at the EAGM and join us as we stop pinning and start doing! For our first class we will be making a fall yarn wreath. WHEN: September 26, October 24, December 5 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00pm COST: $15/person (materials included) INSTRUCTOR: Karly Garnier

DECORATIVE CANVASES Create your own DIY decorative canvas, using collage and painting techniques, displaying personal photos and mementos. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own items to include on their canvas. WHEN: Wednesday, October 16 TIME: 7 - 9pm COST: $40/person INSTRUCTOR: Karly Garnier HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THANKSGIVING ENTERTAINING Have you ever glanced at the cover of a home design magazine and thought, I want that look? Home for the Holidays delivers budget conscience editorial style whilst prepping you for the upcoming holiday season. Join us for Thanksgiving Entertaining where we will create a centerpiece and wine glass accessories. WHEN: Tuesdays, October 1, 8 (2 weeks) TIME: 7:00 - 9:00 pm COST: $35/person/class (materials included) INSTRUCTOR: Karly Garnier

Call For Adult Art Instructors!

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

2013 Member Art Show The concept is simple….buy a membership to the EAGM and receive the opportunity to display one piece of artwork in the Gallery! For more information please contact Amber at 306-634-7644.

BEGINNER DRAWING: FIGURE DRAWING

DUELING PIANO

This two-session course introduces participants to drawing the human face and figure using various drawing tricks of the trade. Elements such as shading and line will also be discussed and demonstrated.

WHEN: Tuesdays, Nov. 5, 12 (2 weeks) TIME: 7:00 - 9:00pm COST: $60/person (materials included) INSTRUCTOR: Amber Andersen

CABARET $25 per ticket

OCT. 5, 2013 7:00 PM

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - A VICTORIAN HALLOWEEN

CULTURE DAYS IN ESTEVAN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH

Participant Locations Open All Day

FREE FOR ALL AGES

Different Events at Each Location

WWW.SK.CULTUREDAYS.CA

Wylie Mitchell Hall

In this class, participants will munch and sip on haunted pairings of food and beverages to get ideas for their party. There will also be a discussion of how to pull together diverse elements to create a fantastic party set up. Participants will also make a ghostly Victorian inspired framed work. Participants must be 19 years or older. WHEN: Tuesday, October 15 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00pm COST: $35/person (materials included) INSTRUCTOR: Amber Andersen

│118 - 4th STREET │HOURS: Mon to Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm | Thurs 10:00am - 9:00pm│(P) 306 634 7644 │ (E) eagm@sasktel.net │(W) www.eagm.ca

SOURIS VALLEY MUSEUM

Hwy #39 West 306.634.5543 • Rope Making • WhirlyGigs • Historic Games • FEATURING • Hay Rides from 12:00-2:00pm

ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

118 4th Street 306.634.7644 • Button Making • FEATURING • Guided Tours from 2:30-3:30pm

ESTEVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

701 Souris Ave. 306.636.1620 FEATURING • Pumpkin Bread in a Jar from 4:30-5:30pm

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

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

Koncerts for Kids

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

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

306-634-3942

www.estevanartscouncil.com

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ESTEVAN THE ENERGY CITY

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join our team at the City of Estevan!

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

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

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? CALL 306.634.1850 OR STOP BY 1101 3RD STREET, ESTEVAN, SK S4A 0R6

LET’S FIND OUT.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Engage Your Community in Physical Activity...Become a Fitness Leader! The following certification courses are being held at the Estevan Leisure centre: SPRA Fitness Theory Course - Requirement September 20-22 Group Exercise Module (Land) October 4-6

Aquatic Exercise Module (Water) November 22-24

For More information call 306.634.1876 or email fitness@estevan.ca

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

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

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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

PUBLIC NOTICE

for the next session of Spin Classes at Estevan Leisure Centre

October 10 - November 12 • 12:10 pm and 5:30 pm Registration fee: $100 Call info centre desk at 306-634-1876 to register.

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.

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)

SASKATCHEWAN LOTTERIES COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM 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

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Estevan Mercury

Lighting The Sky

Fireworks lit the sky over the Estevan Motor Speedway to bring a fitting climax to an exciting evening of action that featured a figure eight demolition derby involving school buses, car rollover competitions and street vehicle races as well as raffles and contests for spectators. The fireworks were under the direction of pyro-technician Paul Carroll.

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120 McDonald Road

$394,500 MLS®# 473695

$369,500 MLS®# 474565

326 Main Street, Bienfait

$267,000 MLS®# 472408

#308- 304 Petterson Drive

$283,000 MLS®# 471572

1910 Matte Court

$749,000 MLS®# 472770

Jackie Fitzsimmons REALTOR® 306-421-6636

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112 Douglas Street

Bachorcik Acreage

$639,900 MLS®# 470833

$639,000 MLS®# 475563

222 Aldridge Street, Bienfait

11 West Valley Mobile Home Park

$198,900 MLS®# 474589

$240,000 MLS®# 471839

829 Valley Street

401 Willow Park Greens

$179,900 MLS®# 471387

$285,000 MLS®# 474647

1514 4th Street

314 Young Street

$299,500

909 4th Street

$144,900

$248,000

MLS # 473328

MLS®# 743426

MLS®# 474341

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Lori Gonas REALTOR® 306-421-9884

Meigan Wilhelm REALTOR® 306-421-3982

Jamie Dyer REALTOR® 306-421-3902

Melanie Peters REALTOR® 306-421-6279

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414 Doerr Street, Bienfait

$379,900 MLS®# 470744

Lisa Monteyne REALTOR® 306-421-7445

Mike DeBruyne REALTOR® 306-421-3348

Joan Selk REALTOR® 306-421-6425

Charlotte Roettger REALTOR® 306-722-7411

Vijay Chandora REALTOR® 306-461-6363

1742 McCormick Crescent

$415,000 MLS®# 473605

1809 2nd Street A

$345,000 MLS®# 473987

649 Albert Street

$369,900 MLS®# 474118 416 Main Street Bienfait

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$194,575 MLS®# 472677

Christine Brown REALTOR® 306-575- 8267

Josh LeBlanc REALTOR® 306-421-6778 (part time)

Ken Rowan REALTOR® 306-461-9282 (part time)

* Information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. Subject to omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawl without notice. Not intended to solicit properties already listed for sale.*

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Estevan Mercury  

September 18, 2013

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