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DEVELOPMENTS BUILDING YOUR HOME, YOUR WAY


The Best Dressed Homes in Weyburn, Estevan and Area are Covered by Budget Blinds A fashion statement for your home begins and ends at Budget Blinds. We have one of the most diverse selections of contemporary styles, colours and fabrics of window coverings in Weyburn, Estevan and area. Are you unable to find the perfect accents for your home anywhere else? We carry a unique and extensive selection of rugs, screens, window film, decorative pillows, custom bedding and more!

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t’s that exciting time of year; our Fine Lifestyles Wedding Feature is here! Our very own Brooke Ward (nee Watson) shares her beautiful locally held wedding with our treasured readers. From tips and inspiration on bridal jewelry to a vast array of local services, see how you too can have a stunning wedding, whether sourced at home or a destination wedding in an exotic location.

A home is not just a place to rest your head; it’s an expression of oneself. As we change our home to adapt along with design trends and personal sensibilities, it becomes an ongoing project of love. Whether extensive repairs or a simple décor uplift, look to our Home Improvement feature to get new ideas and insight. HGTV’s Scott McGillivray has tips on how to make the most of curb appeal with windows and doors. If art is your area of interest, you’ll enjoy reading about Catherine Blackburn, an up-and-coming Saskatchewan artist whose poignant portraits are making their way around Canada.

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www.finelifestyles.ca Volume 4 Issue 5 2015 Editor Sarah Vermette sarahv@finelifestyles.ca Art Direction Lisa Redden Design Candace Haiko, Ghislaine Moffitt, Shanna Joudrey, DeAnne Bell Staff Writers Courtney Tait, Henny Buffinga, Melanie Furlong, Tobie Hainstock, Tonya Lambert, Tori Stafford, Trina Annand Cover Photography Durr Photography From L-R: Brad Harris (co-owner, Quest Developments/ owner, Double H Electric and Classic Stucco and Masonry) and Dean Seeman (co-owner, Quest Developments) Photography Cal Fehr, Christan Barker Photography, Doug Sully, Images by Gillies, Richard Sibbald, Durr Photography Contributing Writers Brooke Thalgott, Scott McGillivary Sales Manager/Co-Publisher Brooke Ward brooke@finelifestyles.ca 306.551.4789 Distribution & Subscriptions kellym@finelifestyles.ca

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CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS STYLE ..................................................... 6 HEALTH & WELLNESS ......................28 ARTS, DINING & ENTERTAINMENT...........................30

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SPORTS, RECREATION & TRAVEL.............................................34 HOUSE & HOME .................................36 BUSINESS ............................................64 WHEELS ............................................... 74 OIL & GAS ........................................... 80

Wedding Feature ................................... 6 Home Improvement Feature ............. 36 ON THE COVER: Quest Developments ..........................44 Truck Feature ........................................ 74

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L ov e, Laugh ter & Happily Ever After

By Brook Thalgott Photos Christan Barker Photography

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hen Weyburn’s Brooke and Brody Ward got engaged last April in Budapest, Hungary they immediately thought about having a destination wedding. “We both love to travel and a destination wedding seemed like a great idea,” says Brooke. However, after some consideration, the couple changed their minds. While a destination wedding would be a wonderful experience, they wouldn’t be surrounded by all the people that matter most. “If we’d gone away to get married, our grandparents wouldn’t be there,” says Brooke. “In the end, being with family on our special day meant the most to us.”

invitations, venues, catering, photography, videography — the list was long.

The couple decided to have their wedding in Weyburn, where they make their home. The date was set for June 13, 2015, and Brody, Brooke, her sister Britany, her mother Dawna, mother-in-law Coreen and relative Laura Watson set to work planning a vintage-style country wedding. “We all had so many unique ideas and Laura had tons of connections, experience and amazing things for us to rent.” There were many details to attend to including dresses, tuxes, rings, hair, makeup,

The custom invitations were printed by Southern Printers, and the couple designed a one-of-a-kind engagement ring and bands at York Jewellers in Weyburn. Brooke also found the perfect groom’s gift — a watch — at York’s, as well as gifts for her bridesmaids, mom and mother-in-law.

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Brooke and Brody picked a gorgeous local venue for the ceremony, Weyburn’s Moffet Place B & B owned by Jayden and Cara Stewart. The couple decided to have a small ceremony and the B & B offered the look and feel they wanted. “Moffet Place B & B is a beautiful 100-year-old venue full of history and character,” says Brooke. “It’s the perfect place for anyone wanting an intimate ceremony or a unique getaway.” The reception and dance needed a bigger venue to accommodate all their guests, and the Weyburn curling rink was just the place.

On the morning of the wedding, local makeup artist Andie Littlejohn and hairstylists Dallen Hodgkin and Brittany

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Roy of Velour Hair Studio were enlisted to ensure Brooke and her bridal party looked their very best. “Having hair and makeup done at home made getting ready fun and stress-free.” A few days earlier, Brooke’s lashes were done by Dina Yik with Glamoureyes and her nails were done at Tessa’s Beauty and Wellness. Brooke and Brody made sure to include family heirlooms and memories into their special day by displaying their mothers’ wedding dresses and parents and grandparents wedding photos at the ceremony. Brooke looked stunning in her Lesposa wedding gown that she found not far from home, at Regina’s NWL Contemporary Dresses. Brooke’s jewelry was purchased from Luann Charles with Sella and Dot. The beautiful bouquets and boutonnieres were designed by Brooke’s mom with help from Brody’s grandmother and aunt. Brody and the groomsmen wore suits from Weyburn institution

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Mel’s on Third, where Brooke also found gifts for her father and father-in-law. The intimate ceremony held at Moffett Place B & B was beautiful and made extra special with the couple writing their own vows and being officiated by family friend Shelby Kinrade. The Weyburn Curling Rink turned into a gorgeous wedding venue. Guests joined Brooke and Brody for dinner and dancing to celebrate the newly married couple in style. The tables were adorned with black tablecloths, and every chair was transformed with elegant black and white covers — both with burlap and lace accents to add a vintage country touch to the festivities. Every table had bottles of wine with custom labels made by Southern Printers, and guests were treated with tins of candy and a tiny succulent wedding favour made by Brooke herself. “We were amazed at how gorgeous the venue looked,” says Brooke.

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“Our guests were impressed with the personal touches incorporated into our country vintage theme.” M & M Catering provided a delicious spread of food, and the bar was stocked from the Liquor Spot. The wedding cake was made of cupcakes made by Brooke and her mom, and friends and family helped with a wonderful selection of sweets for a delightful dessert bar for everyone to enjoy. Local photographer Christan Barker captured the event from start to finish, and Mel Hoffman of Mel’s Movies made a keepsake video for the bride and groom to cherish. “Everyone had a great time,” says Brooke. “It was an amazing day, celebrating with the people we love most. We were blessed to have had so many wonderful businesses to work with, along with so many friends and family members pull together to help make our day perfect.”


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Knowledgeable and Personalized Service At Glamour Eyes, you will be working with someone who has worked with and tested the products offered. While receiving service you will be educated on proper care and application and informed on which extensions will work best with your lashes to get the longest and most comfortable wear. Ask us about our newest product, Sleek Brow 3D!

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EVENTS & LUXURIOUS SUITES By Trina Annand Photos Durr Photography

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hether travelling for business or pleasure it is the little added touches that make all the difference. When planning a wedding these extras can mean the difference between a dream day or an average event. As the newest member of the Western Star Group of Hotels, the professional, dedicated staff of Western Star Signature Hotel and Conference Centre in Estevan goes above and beyond expectations to ensure an experience that is second to none, making every event extraordinary. Started a mere four years ago, the Western Star family of hotels has expanded to encompass eight hotels in southern Saskatchewan. Providing the very best accommodation and service is the brand’s guiding principle. From the moment guests walk into Western Star Estevan it is clear to them it’s no ordinary hotel. Every element of a guest’s experience is tailored to their unique needs whether

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they are a couple getting married, worker in the oil field or a seasoned executive traveller. With 120 oversized suites — all with full kitchens ranging from King Executive to Double Queen — the hotel offers luxurious accommodations with that added touch of home. “We wanted to create a space that felt bright, modern and sophisticated, but still welcoming for our guests,” says Pat Laskey, director of sales and marketing, “We intuitively designed the space to offer our guests everything they could possibly need whether they are staying for one night, a month or hosting a family or business event with us.” With 9,000 sq. ft. of event space Western Star Estevan is the ultimate destination for weddings from 20 to 160 people. The light and bright spaces feature state of the art sound systems, multiple TVs for audio visual use and a coffee bar with the same modern and clean aesthetics as the rest of the hotel. Western Star Estevan

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works closely with local caterers to make that special day a magical event. “We want to make your event as stress-free as possible. We take things off your plate so you can just enjoy the day,” says Laskey. Western Star Estevan also offers smaller spaces perfect for hosting a wedding shower or an intimate rehearsal dinner for that ultimate celebration of family. Not just for weddings, the space is perfect for conferences, training and parties. A stay in one of Western Star Estevan’s suites is anything but ordinary; upon arrival guests find a special gift bag with a personalized welcome letter. The suite itself features a spa-like bathroom complete with rain shower head, deep soaker tub and spa products — the perfect escape after a long day. For those who prefer to cook their own meals the in-suite kitchen is completely outfitted with all they’ll need to cook, just bring the food. The true star of the room is the

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bed piled high with luxuriously soft white linens. “We make sure our standards are far and above traditional hotels for quality, comfort, service and cleanliness. We don’t want you to have to worry about anything when you stay with us,” says Laskey. Other guest amenities include laundry facilities, a convenience shop and a massive 1,200 sq. ft. fitness facility, outfitted with the latest fitness equipment and big screen TVs, open 24 hours a day to suit any workout schedule. Guests can enjoy a complementary deluxe hot and cold breakfast buffet each morning in the modern, upscale dining room, which features device charging stations, a cozy fireplace and lots of comfortable seating. “Breakfast runs from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. so whether guests are early birds, just getting off work or late risers they will have a good meal. We also offer complementary home cooked dinners three times a week so guests can enjoy a meal they don’t have to

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cook or go out for. We want them to feel at home here,” says Laskey. Western Star Estevan has created a welcoming modern space for their guests whether they are attending or hosting an event, using the hotel as a home base for work or stopping on a long trip. What truly creates a unique space is not the luxury accommodations or high end finishes, but the staff that ensures guests have a perfect hospitality experience from beginning to end. “Our staff has been chosen carefully. We have hired the best and brightest staff members who are all very passionate about providing superior personalized service. We want our guests to be excited about their next stay with us,” says Laskey. Western Star All Suites Estevan 303 Kensington Ave, Estevan 306.636.9000 www.westernstarhotels.com


SAY "I DO" WITH THE PERFECT HAIR-DO

The manner in which we, at Rustixx Salon & Spa serve our guests is a life philosophy that extends far beyond the walls of our salon. It's based on the belief that a person can positively influence the world around them by the simple act of making someone else's day. So… come down, relax, meet our staff, and have a cup of coffee — it's always fresh! NovaLash eyelash extensions are an “instant pretty” for any woman who desires longer, fuller lashes.

1222 4th St, Estevan 306-634-6614 | rustixx.com


Transforming Dreams Into Reality

Be as involved as you wish in the design and planning, but leave the details to us so you can relax in confidence and cherish your day. With years of experience in floral wedding design, Brady’s House of Flowers’ owner Sarah Siwy, floral wedding designer Desiree Strik and staff incorporates every element of your wedding to provide beautiful and tasteful floral accessories to your magical day. Your wedding flowers may be a large part of your wedding budget, so it’s important to find wedding centerpieces and wedding bouquets that you love. Desiree books a consultation with each wedding client, to discuss the theme and vision of their special day. It is suggested that a couple begin planning their wedding approximately a year in advance, as this helps reduce stress and provides clarity to the overall vision. ABOVE Sarah Siwy & Desiree Strik

Planning your dream wedding bouquet is part inspiration and part knowledge. By bringing in photos and ideas of a theme, both parts will be covered by the couple and Desiree.

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Corporate Events | Funerals | Graduation | Weddings | Holidays & More

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From Pastries to Platters:

FEED YOUR GUESTS WITH THE BEST

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t Prairie Sky Co-op Deli, they take pride in the business, with friendly associates offering quality label products and personalized service. Their Deli Fresh selections are designed to cater to your special needs. Deli platters are the perfect solution for weddings, family gatherings or any special occasion. Meat and cheese trays are made with four gourmet deli meats, and cubed marble and cheddar cheese. Gourmet cheese platters are also available. Popular Deli exclusives are “veggie & dip” and “fruit & dip” trays (their dip recipes are closely guarded). Manager Tara Knoll and staff create trays that are not only delicious but visually stunning — only the best will do. To add to your event, you can also choose from premade classic salads such as potato, macaroni or coleslaw. Store-made Greek, broccoli, marinated veggie and oriental coleslaw salads are also made fresh to please any tastes.

The Marketplace bakery puts the icing on the cake. Manager Mike Dribnenki and his custom cake decorators create cakes to your specifications, from 8-inch rounds to full slabs, along with individual and full cupcake cakes artfully decorated to commemorate your occasion. Call Prairie Sky Co-op Deli or Bakery to discover how they can make your special day worry free. TOP LEFT: Carla Murray & Manager Tara Knoll TOP RIGHT: Brandy Fisher & Manager Mike Dribnenki

Prairie Sky Co-op Deli Ph. 306.848.3666 Prairie Sky Co-op Bakery Ph. 306.848.3680 Located at Prairie Sky Co-op Foods & Pharmacy 215 – 2nd. St. N.E. www.prairieskycoop.com

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Apply Makeup Like a Professional

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Andie Littlejohn Andie’s Day Spa Midale, SK - 3 miles east, 2 miles north 306.458.7539 rumorsngossip@live.ca

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njoying life and bringing others joy is what I love to do. I try to take nothing or no one for granted, and keep my thoughts positive. Here are some of my beauty secrets. 1. Begin by cleansing your face. You should cleanse, tone, and moisturize for optimal results. 2. Next, apply concealer to areas that need extra coverage — under eyes, acne, red spots. 3. Foundation is next. I like to airbrush — this gives the appearance of a flawless complexion. Airbrushing is fast, light, and lasts all day. 4. Next, apply blush. I only apply blush to the apples of the cheeks because it makes you look happy.

5. Now is the time to do your lips. Use whatever you are comfortable with — lipstick, gloss, liner, or a combination. 6. Time for the eyes. Use a lighter base shadow, and then a darker shadow to contour and accentuate. To achieve one of my favourite looks, choose three shades. I like a soft brown as your base all across lower lid, a dark plum from the middle of your eye to the outer corner, and a lighter brown or soft white under brow, in the corner of your eye close to your nose, and on the highest part of your cheekbone. This opens your eyes and creates what I call a butterfly effect. 7. Now apply eyeliner. I recommend using a pencil on top then going over it with liquid. I only use a pencil on the bottom to keep it subtle. 8. If you add anything to enhance your eyebrows, do this now. For a natural look, take a pencil and start by sweeping it from the outside corner working your way inward, directly and lightly on the hairs, be careful not to touch it to your skin. 9. And finally, use finishing powder to reduce shine and ensure everything stays in place. Gently and lightly dust it along your T-zone.

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10. For a fuller lash effect, apply mascara to both the top and bottom of the lashes. Begin by looking down and applying to the top lashes in a rolling, sweeping motion. It’s important to coat every eyelash to blend false lashes and achieve a natural look! 11. Always feel good about yourself — true beauty comes from within. Services offered: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Manicures $25 / Pedicures $40 Advanced Facials $65 Massage (Hot Stone, Infancy, Pregnancy) 1hr/$50 / 1/2hr/$35 Waxing (eyebrows to lower legs) $10-$35 Mud Wrap $50 Rose Hip Oil Wrap $60 Salt Glow $50 Anti-stress Wellness Back Treatment $50 Back Facial $50 Makeup Application $40 (includes lashes & airbrushing) Makeup Lesson $40 Reflexology $45 Fitness & Nutrition Consultations $35 per 1/2 hr.

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SHINE Jewelry should complement the bride, not steal the show. With such a vast array of choices, here are some basic tips for where to start.

Choose pieces that complement your gown Pearl and platinum will compliment a white gown. Davina Necklace and Bracelet by Hillberg & Berk

Gold or antique finishes will pair perfectly with an ivory gown. Dramatic Vintage Inspired Rhinestone Bridal Bracelet (“Bridget”) by Hair Comes the Bride

Gold, rose gold, silver and pearl will complement a slightly off-white gown. Gold Beaded Crystals Hair Band by Bitter Sweet

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Choose what you love and mix and match

Pair borrowed or vintage with new, or wear repurposed jewelry for a more eclectic, personalized look. FlowerPower Forget-Me-Not full set made with recycled metals by Kerstin Laibach

Be yourself

If all white, elegant or classical isn’t your style, don’t be afraid to introduce colour or wear vibrant and fun jewelry. Mint Green Bridal Bib by Brass Boheme Bridal

Keep it simple

Consider wearing just a necklace, or just earrings and a bracelet — subtlety can be dazzling. Pave Classica

White Gold Diamond Earrings by Effy

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Our experience dealing with Al York and York Jewellers was stress-free. He was very accommodating with our schedules and understood what we were looking for as far as quality and timeline. They went above and beyond to ensure our custom-made rings were unique and timeless. We are impressed with the service and quality of our set and are more than proud to show them off and tell everyone who they can trust with one of their biggest decisions. We highly recommend York Jewellers to everyone. — DANI RUBIN & DARCY WALBY

Want custom jewelry? We can work with your ideas or pictures. And, because we’re part of the largest buying group in the country, we have access to any style imaginable. Also, we have computer rendering available so you can see your jewelry before we make it.

YORK JEWELLERS 30 3rd Street NE | 306.842.5484 www.yorkjewellers.ca


Designed for comfort, style and exceptional experiences. Hotel features include: • Complimentary hot continental breakfast • Meeting and event facilities • Best in class fitness centre • Pool, hot tub and sauna * varies by location

• Variety of room types available

Designed for a better hotel stay. Microtel Estevan | info@microtelestevan.com | 306.634.7474 Microtel Weyburn | info@microtelweyburn.com | 306.842.5700 P277779

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WEDDINGS SOCIALS CLUBS OUTDOOR EVENTS BIRTHDAYS HOLIDAY PARTIES

More Than Just Your Local DJ! What makes Mystic Music a top pick goes beyond our ability to spin tunes. While an incredible dance is by far the most important part of our job description, we strive to make the entire wedding just as memorable. From your ceremony to introductions to an epic dance party, every aspect is important in creating your magical moments. We want to make EVERY part of your vision come to life and our talented team has the experience and expertise to do it!

RILEY WIELER Carnduff, SK admin@mystic-music.com

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A paradise wedding for a fraction of the cost

Lorena Squires, CTM Manager CAA Travel Agency 28 – 110 Souris Avenue Weyburn City Centre Mall Weyburn | 306.842.5176 lorena.squires@caask.ca Agents: Lenore Evans, Donna McLeod, Maeghan Hutchings 1208 - 4th St Estevan | 306.637.2187 Agents: Darleen Duce, Jessica Kohrs and Brittney Turner

CAA Travel Agency www.caask.ca

estination beach weddings have become very trendy over the past years as it becomes easier for the Bride and Groom to pick and choose their destination, resort, and specific wedding packages. It isn’t a new concept; destination weddings have been available for years. Sandals Resorts for couples-only standout with their “LOVE is all you NEED” tag line. For a different experience, Beaches Resorts has stood out for their ultra-all-inclusive experience with families in mind. Many resorts, in a plethora of sunny beach destinations, offer wedding packages, complete with an onsite wedding planner. There really is something for every budget. Prices for the wedding packages vary from free, to thousands of dollars for a customized wedding ceremony. Government fees and marriage licenses fees are generally not included and should be an expected cost within your planning. Most recently, many excellent tour companies that provide all inclusive packages of flights, transfers, and accommodation, are offering the services of in-house wedding consultants. They are available to assist your CAA Travel agent in their quest to make your wedding day dreams come true. Expert advice is available to answer your wedding planning questions—think accommodation arrangements and ceremony locations, now consider floral bouquet selection and wedding dress transportation. And don’t forget the paperwork, consultation is available to answer questions about the document requirements for your chosen location. Remember that the requirements are unique to each country or island and can vary drastically. Nautical nuptials are something to consider too as a number of the cruise lines offer wedding services at many of their portsof-call. A few choices include Holland America’s lovely chapel on their private island of Half Moon Cay. And don’t worry because it will still be a beach wedding— the chapel is right on the beach with open views of the lovely Caribbean sea. Princess Cruise Lines offers a wedding at sea performed by the Captain of the ship—now that’s a story to tell the kids about.

for smaller group sizes to customized weddings for larger functions, there is fun, fantasy and fairy tale all wrapped up the way you want it. All a great wedding takes is some planning. Firstly, decide on a budget for both the wedding arrangements and your travel plans. Secondly, poll your family and friends to get a feel for their ability and desire to participate in your destination wedding. Thirdly, stop by to see your CAA Travel Agent at least 8 months in advance to start the search for the perfect location. Alternatively, maybe it’s a dream honeymoon just for the two of you. So why not consider utilizing the CAA Saskatchewan’s Gift Registry program? Simply register your wedding with us then include a CAA Gift Registry insert with your invitation. Your invited guests now have an opportunity to contribute to your honeymoon (or Destination Wedding if you wish) as their gift to you. Each of our CAA Travel Agents are Certified Travel Consultants — well travelled and well informed. Let us help you pull your wedding plans together for memories ever after.

Speaking about kids, the kid in all of us, nothing outdoes the sparkle of Pixie dust and a magical wedding at Disneyworld. For everything from intimate weddings

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Looking for a new career opportunity? Want to be your own boss?

Your chance is here to own a fabulous store!

Petals Boutique 1205 4th Street Estevan, SK Please contact Susan McKennitt for more details at 306.482.3819.

Flowers, brand name fashions, footwear, decor & more Growers franchise to be decided with owner Willing to work with purchaser on inventory levels, rent building, rent to own fixtures, and to help finance with securable assets.


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Make Your Special Occasion

One to Remember With 35 years of safe truck driving experience, I have decided to own and operate a limo service out of Weyburn. I am happy to travel anywhere in Saskatchewan — for weddings, concerts, football games, birthday parties, or any other special occasion. Ask me about my current special for eight people to go from Weyburn to the Can Am! The limo is equipped with drinkware, and ice is supplied free of charge. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

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FIRST-RATE CATERING FOR ANY OCCASION Weddings | Corporate Lunches/Suppers | Family Reunions In house catering available at Crescent Point Place

M & M Concession Myrna McFadden, Owner 327 Mergens Street Weyburn, Saskatchewan 306.842.6066 or 306.861.9551

WANT TO DROP A DRESS SIZE?

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The Eurowave utilizes a pulsating faradic wave, to workout the targeted muscle group, producing a measurable difference after ONE session, and usually a dress size reduction after a course of 10 treatments. This is an ideal treatment for anyone wanting an overall reduction on a specific stubborn area. Universal Contour Wrap is the inch loss treatment that guarantees you’ll lose at least SIX INCHES IN JUST TWO HOURS, making it the perfect solution when you have to look your best for that special occasion.

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These Bridesmaids Need Some Arm Candy! Host an amazing Stella & Dot shower or stagette. Gather your girls and we’ll provide the sparkle. Bonus - it’s easy on your wedding budget because you could earn free wedding jewels or gifts for your bridesmaids! NIKI RODINE Weyburn & Area niki_rodine@hotmail.com 306-861-9871

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TAMARA BLOOR Estevan & Area tamarabloor@gmail.com 306-461-8209

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Have jewels, will travel!

Capture Your Memories Known for creating modern wedding videos, Mel’s goal is simple... to capture your special day by including the emotion, the fun, the joy, and most importantly, the love you share with one another. Using a professional high definition Sony camcorder and editing software to assemble the story of your wedding, Mel preserves milestone moments on DVD so they can be enjoyed for years to come. He enjoys working with people who are willing to collaborate to create truly delightful video scenes. Whether serious or silly, Mel looks forward to creating something suited to your sensibility.

MEL’S MOVIES 306.842.3542 melhoffman@sasktel.net |


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La s e r Lowdown Eye Mapping, Monovision, and How LASIK Works By Courtney Tait

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or those who rely on corrective lenses, the thought of waking each day and seeing their surroundings clearly without the aid of glasses or contacts feels like a dream. But with the increasing popularity of laser eye surgery, thousands of Canadians are making their dream of perfect vision a reality. Types of Laser eye surgery There are two main types of Excimer laser surgery done in Canada: LASIK (Laser assisted in situ Keratomileusis) and PRK (Photo-Refractive Keractectomy). LASEK (Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis) is a more recent laser procedure. With PRK, the surgeon gently removes the cornea’s outer layer, then reshapes the cornea with a laser beam (guided by a computer) that vaporizes tissue beneath the cornea’s surface. Healing time: about one week. With LASIK, the surgeon cuts a flap in the cornea before reshaping it with a laser. The flap is put back after, making the healing process faster. Healing time: typically a few days. LASEK is a combination of PRK and LASIK. The cornea’s outer layer is cut, loosened with alcohol and lifted. As with PRK, a laser beam then vaporizes tissue below the cornea’s surface. The outer layer is put back in place following the laser portion of the procedure. Healing time: about two weeks. Mapping your eye: CusToM WavefronT LasiK The most cutting-edge advance in LASIK surgery is the use of wavefront technology to create a map of the eye. This threedimensional measurement enables more precise vision correction than what is possible with traditional LASIK surgery.

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rom the moment of conception, the seed of creativity exists in all of us. From the nature of our relationships to our homes and hobbies, each in our own way, we create a lens through which we view life. Then, there are those who ride the wave of creativity further, exploring the nature of it through art, experiencing it not as a thing one does, but as a way one lives. Such is the case for Catherine Blackburn, for whom becoming an artist seemed natural and inevitable. ABoVe Anthony: Acrylic on canvas H:30” W: 30”. 2012

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“You can be outspoken through your art without having to speak”

“I was always surrounded by art,” says 31-year-old Blackburn. “It fed me from a very young age.” Growing up in Choiceland, Sask, a town of approximately 400, Blackburn watched and learned from various family members as they did woodworking, embroidery and beadwork. As art became her calling, she drew inspiration from contemporary artists — in the past, Kehinde Wiley, and now, Jay Senetchko and Jason Yarmosky. In the beginning, she was interested in exploring her First Nations heritage through her art. This was a heavy approach and Blackburn soon recognized the pressure she was putting on herself. “I realized I was trying to fix something that wasn’t necessarily broken,” says Blackburn. But, art is about evolution and she soon shifted her perspective. She now creates with the aim of speaking from her own experiences based on who she is, to celebrate her heritage according to how she understands it.

process,” says Blackburn. Though she has been dabbling in creative mediums since she was a child, she admits she was very controlled in the process of creation in her earlier days as an artist. Now, she sees and experiences the magic that can happen when she lets go and lets the process happen, rather than trying to think her way through. Though she admits to being a perfectionist, as many artists are, she is able to step away from her work when it gets tough. “I’m just seeing where my art takes me,” says Blackburn. Blackburn also makes First Nations beaded jewelry. What began as a hobby soon became a small side business due to demand. The jewelry is sold at a gallery in B.C. and can also be viewed and purchased on her website. “You can be outspoken through your art without having to speak,” says Blackburn, who has a natural inclination towards introversion. This up-and-coming Saskatchewan artist’s expressive voice is one to watch and savour. To see more of Blackburn’s work and to stay upto-date on her gallery showings, visit catherineblackburn.com or find her on Facebook.

Through the multifaceted nature of art, Blackburn strives to push the boundaries of how people view the world. Having been awarded many arts grants, Blackburn’s art is currently part of OSAC’s (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council) “Arts on the Move,” an exhibition touring 24 communities over the course of two years. Her current exhibition includes colourful, poignant and heartfelt portraits of family members. Blackburn feels at home creating with beadwork and acrylic on canvas. “Beadwork and painting allow the time for reflection, and it can be an emotional

top left Dad: Acrylic on canvas. H:30” W: 36” (Mann Gallery permanent collection) 2012; Bottom left Floral 2: Beads on linen. 2014; Bottom right Catherine Blackburn

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WEYBURN RED WINGS SJHL 2015-2016 Schedule

Our Town, Our Team, Our Time SEPTEMBER FRI Sept 18 SAT Sept 19 WED Sept 23 FRI Sept 25 TUE Sept 29

Yorkton @ Weyburn Weyburn @ Yorkton Weyburn @ Estevan Estevan @ Weyburn Weyburn @ Notre Dame

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

OCTOBER FRI Oct 2 MON Oct 5 TUE Oct 6 FRI Oct 9 FRI Oct 16 SAT Oct 17 TUE Oct 20 WED Oct 21 FRI Oct 23 SAT Oct 24 FRI Oct 30 SAT Oct 31

Weyburn @ Melville vs Flin Flon (Warman SJHL Showcase) vs Nipawin (Warman SJHL Showcase) Weyburn @ Estevan Laronge @ Weyburn Melfort @ Weyburn Weyburn @ Nipawin Weyburn @ Laronge Weyburn @ Flin Flon Weyburn @ Melfort Battlefords @ Weyburn Flin Flon @ Weyburn

7:30 pm 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Purchase your seat for the 2015-16 SJHL season and become a member of the Weyburn Red Wings family! NEW THIS YEAR, every season ticket holder will receive a Red Wings Member Card, entitling you to exclusive prizes, deals and discounts throughout the hockey season.

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events E ST E VA N / W E Y B U R N

SEPT/OCT 2015

SEPTEMBER 5 – 6 Rodeo Estevan Exhibition Grounds

SEPTEMBER 6 Light Horse Show Estevan Exhibition Grounds

SEPTEMBER 12 Weyburn Strait Jackettes (Roller Derby) Curling Rink, Weyburn SEPTEMBER 18 – 19 Chamber of Commerce Retail Expo & Sale Curling Rink, Weyburn SEPTEMBER 25 – 27 Showcase Twenty15 Affinity Place, Estevan

SEPTEMBER 26 Festival of Leaves Craft Sale & Trade Show Curling Rink, Weyburn SEPTEMBER 29 ABBAMania & Bee Gees “Night Fever” Cugnet Centre, Weyburn OCTOBER 4 Police Half Marathon TBD, Estevan

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LAS VEGAS By Melanie Furlong

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hen it comes to luxury and decadence, no city does it like Las Vegas.

Luxury Suites

In the hotel’s new Fantasy Tower, The Palms has introduced the Hardwood Suite for the basketball enthusiast, complete with an indoor basketball court. A penthouse equipped with a bowling alley is available at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Chairman Suite at the Spa Tower at Bellagio features a waterfall, three fireplaces and remote controls for everything from the drapes to the lights to the music. MGM Grand’s Skylofts include pool tables, plasma screens, private chefs and infinity bathtubs.

Unique Spa Treatments

Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace offers the Laconium Room (providing ultra-heat therapy), the Arctic Ice Room (complete with snow falling from above) and a Tea Room staffed by a sommelier skilled at pairing herbal beverages with your chosen treatment.

Decadent Shopping

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace features approximately 160 boutiques and shops. The much-anticipated 2005 opening of Wynn Las Vegas brought more high-end shopping experiences to the Las Vegas Strip. Wynn Esplanade features the first

Oscar de la Renta boutique fashion store and the first Jean Paul Gaultier designer store in the country. Crystals, at CityCenter, showcases an array of exclusive retailers and dining establishments. Anchored by a flagship Barneys New York, The Shoppes at The Palazzo offers more than 60 luxury boutiques to present one of the most upscale retail destinations under one roof in the United States. Paris Las Vegas features upscale French retail shopping within the resort’s quaint Le Boulevard District. Picturesque cobblestone streets and winding alleyways take guests on a European shopping spree. ABOVE Nobu Hotel, courtesy Caesars Palace

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Reserve The Lounge For Your Holiday Party Or Business Meeting BOOK NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH! Banquet Menu Available | Groups up to 140 Safe Ride Home Programs Available Private Setting For You And Your Guests “Working with Brett and his staff we had a great 2014 company Christmas party. All of our staff enjoyed the private setting close to town, the food was fantastic, and the extra bar staff kept the drinks flowing! We are going back again this year and recommend the venue to other companies!” -Richard Henning, GM of operations at Industrial Electric

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CURB APPEAL WI TH W I N DOWS & DOOR S By Scott McGillivray

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irst, check for draf ts, condensation and fogging. Then ensure the casings are in good condition and free of rot and mould. Make sure caulking has not deteriorated and maintains its seal. You might just be in for a weekend DIY project instead of an entire overhaul. If you decide to replace the windows, make sure you opt for energy efficient models that maximize the amount you can save on your energy bills, keeping your space cool in the summer and cozy in the winter. Look for windows that are low-e (low emissivity) which reflect the heat to the warm side of the glass (to the inside in winter and the outside in summer) and have a good u-factor rating, which determines how well the window prevents heat loss. If you’re planning on selling your house in the next five years, new windows are a major selling feature; it’s one of the top five things potential buyers ask about a home. In my experience, good quality, energy efficient vinyl windows will give you the most bang for your buck.

Doors: The Unexpected King of the ROI Dollar for dollar, replacing your existing front door is one of the best returns on investment projects you can do. Your front door is the focal point of your home’s façade. And don’t forget about your door hardware. High quality door hardware complements and completes the look of the door and, more importantly, ensures your home’s security.

Casement: Casement windows swing in and out like a door and are operated with a crank. They offer a high level of ventilation and have a tight seal when closed. You often find them in hard to reach or awkward places (like above a kitchen sink) because they’re easier to open. Double-hung: One of the most common types of windows, it consists of two sashes that move up and down. These windows are great for ventilation. What they lack is energy efficiency, as they often leak more air into homes than other types of windows. PiCture: Picture windows are large and fixed, usually flanked by two casements or double-hung windows. Picture windows are big and dramatic, allowing for a lot of natural light and unobstructed views. However, this style is definitely “just for looks” as they offer no ventilation.

You can always opt for a makeover instead of replacement. A fresh coat of paint and upgraded hardware will make a dramatic difference in curb appeal. While you’re at it, update the elements around your door as well, such as house numbers, mailbox, doorbell and exterior lighting. On their own, these are all small elements, but together they add up to a front entrance that looks stylish and well-maintained.

bay: Bay windows are typically made up of one large fixed window in the middle and a casement on either side. Take caution when installing; bay windows are large and very heavy, meaning you must ensure there is adequate structural support.

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skylights: Skylights allow you to look up instead of out. These are a great option when privacy is a concern (such as in bathrooms). However, proper installation and seal are essential, as leaks are the number one problem associated with skylights.

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INCOME PROPERTY NEW EPISODE

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It takes more than a sign. I believe that in today’s market there must be a strong balance between effective pricing and marketing, both traditional and new. That’s why if you choose me you will have a comprehensive pricing and marketing plan that includes: • proven strategies used to price and sell your property • professional photographs • professional video tours  • drone tours and photos • social media based marketing including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube • exposure on REALTOR.ca, joshleblanc.ca and many other syndication sites such as Kijiji, Craigslist, Olvix, etc. Let’s make sure your property is out there 24/7. JOSH LEBLANC | REALTOR® part-time Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Prairieview

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T RU E C R A F T S M A N S H I P

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Stunning Granite By Tobie Hainstock Photos DeAnne Bell

“I am currently nearing the end of my kitchen and living room renovations. I was very happy with CNG Stone and their product. I chose the granite I liked before we were ready for them to measure. It was a surprising change amongst sub-contractors that they were contacting me to check when they could come even before we were ready for them. There was a minor measurement error with my fireplace that meant the installers had to return for a second visit, which they did, again in a very timely manner. My countertop and fireplace look wonderful and I can’t wait for the finishing touches to be complete with my renovations so I can fully enjoy my new granite. I would recommend CNG Stone to anyone considering new countertops.” Jill Thorn

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nhance the beauty and the value of your home with the stunning look of granite. At CNG Stone Products, you will get the best quality materials installed by trained craftspeople who take pride in their work. “I’m very lucky to be working with a strong team with lots of experience,” says Scott Tresek, owner of CNG Stone in Regina. “We put a lot of pride in our work.”

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CNG Stone offers a wide selection of beautiful exotic granite from which to choose. Not sure what to pick? The sales staff help you find what works with the colours in your kitchen or bathroom. Tresek explains that with their laser measuring technology, measuring and cutting is a very quick yet precise job. Paying close attention to detail

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and accuracy, the measuring process can be done within 20 minutes. Once the granite is measured and cut, installation generally takes just a few hours. Because they understand the inconvenience of having a kitchen renovated, CNG Stone Products focuses on being quick and exact with delivery and installation. “We guarantee the granite will be installed within two weeks after the cabinets are installed,” remarks Tresek. Quality product combined with impeccable craftsmanship and outstanding service — that’s what you get when you choose CNG Stone Products. Visit the showroom Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CNG Stone Products 1445 Scarth Street, Regina 306.585.9876 | www.cngstone.com |

“We can’t say enough about our experience with CNG! Susan was very knowledgeable about the stones she could source and found exactly what we were looking for. They came and measured so precisely it fit everywhere perfectly and the delivery and installation went without any trouble. We have been recommending CNG to our friends and have already heard great things from them as well!” Jeff & Jody Farr

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Come In & See Us Today for your custom-made, maintenance-free PVC windows & doors in a variety of styles, colours and options.

1524 1st Ave NW, Weyburn 306.842.2574 www.southernglassworks.ca Proud to serve Weyburn and area with dedicated and quality service.


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Locals Partner to Bring You

Quality, Custom Home Construction By Melanie Furlong

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hen Quest Developments owners Dean Seeman and Brad Harris discovered they had an opportunity to enter the development industry in their hometown of Estevan three years ago, they took it. Both felt there was a great need for quality homes in the area. They set out to build customized fine homes that homeowners would be proud of. “We build homes for Quest Developments as if we were going to live in them ourselves,” says Harris. “We

take a lot of pride in what we do and spend hours talking to our customers and making sure they are satisfied.” While Harris brings decades of experience as a journeyman electrician to Quest Developments, Seeman brings extensive management experience. Together, they’ve teamed up with Harris’s other local companies, Double H Electric Ltd., which has been providing residential, commercial, industrial and farm projects with electrical servicing for more than

35 years, and Classic Masonry and Stucco, which provides exterior acrylic stucco and masonry as well as interior stucco, stone and brick work. They also work with a great group of reliable and experienced contractors. “We use the same people every time and all of us strive for a high-quality finish and great attention to detail,” says Seeman. Having Double H Electric and Classic Stucco and Masonry work hand-in-hand with Quest Developments allows Harris ABOVE Brad Harris and Dean Seeman

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and Seeman to create an efficient building schedule that saves homeowners both time and money. Every Quest Developments’ project is exciting and unique for the whole team as all of their new homes are custom built. Clients of Quest Developments have every option available as far as flooring, cabinets, paint colours, countertops and exterior siding as well as everything else. The company offers generous budgets, a high-end product and top quality finishes.

are also a popular choice. Modern technology options such as home automation by Control 4 are unique offerings. They are also installing Russound, a whole home audio system in a current project. Contact Melony Dew at Century 21 Border Real Estate Service if you’re interested in Quest Developments Inc. building your dream home! They will build your home, your way.

“I like that we’re giving people what they want,” says Seeman. “Homeowners should get what they want in their home, not what I think they should get.”

Quest Developments Inc. Estevan 306.421.3072 info@questdevelopments.com www.questdevelopments.com

Quest Developments is currently near completion of its fifth home. Most of the homes have been two-storey, between 2,000 and 3,000 sq. ft. Bungalows with a generous footprint and large garages

Double H Electric Ltd. and Classic Masonry and Stucco 738 Sun Valley Dr. Estevan 306.421.1862

Cabinets by Moose Mountain Woodworks

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Moose Mountain Woodworks:

CAbinetry Built Your Way By Tobie Hainstock

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hether you’re building or renovating; add some pizzazz to your kitchen, bathroom or family room with stunning custom cabinets from Moose Mountain Woodworks. Imagine the thrill of being the envy of friends and neighbours with beautifully unique cabinetry that’s not only serviceable, but also long-lasting and breathtaking. Partners Ashton Lisitza and Cary Chatterson welcome customers into their showroom to look over samples of the high quality workmanship of their team. “We talk to our customers and go over their plans with them,” says Chatterson, “if they don’t have plans drawn up, we will take care of that for them.” Once the plans are satisfactory, clients then have the chance to meet with Lisitza or Chatterson and go through a 3D modelling computer program. “The program helps customers see what the cabinets will actually look like before they’re built,” explains Chatterson. He notes this provides an opportunity for any additional design changes. From choosing the colour to the countertop, at Moose Mountain Woodworks your wish is their command. The team consists of nine highly qualified and talented craftsmen who pay close attention to every detail. Their goal is to create lovely yet functional cabinets that will be as pleasing to use as they are to look at. Make your home the best it can be by choosing the impeccable quality craftsmanship of Moose Mountain Woodworks. Moose Mountain Woodworks Highway 9 North, Carlyle 306.453.6066 www.moosemountainwoodworks.com |

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“I would highly recommend Shane Ross and his experience in selling your home in Estevan. He is professional, hardworking and creative in his approach to selling real estate and has strong marketing and follow-up techniques. Shane has a proven track record and is successful in closing the transaction.”

Jason Fleury, Trimount

Shane has four years of experience in the real estate industry in Estevan and area. Although one of the only local REALTORS® credited with their Farm, Commercial, Residential, Property Management, and Broker licenses, he enjoys specializing with firsttime homebuyers. “I would like to thank everyone who has used my services or referred someone to me, as that has allowed me to become involved and active in our great community.”

“Melony was assigned to us upon our telephone inquiry to the Century 21 Border Real Estate Service office. We would soon discover how lucky we were to be teamed up with this experienced, knowledgeable and personable REALTOR®. She quickly became tuned in to our needs and wants, and has now been an invaluable asset to us during multiple transactions. It is without hesitation that we recommend Melony to anyone who is seeking an extremely talented REALTOR® who is always willing to go the extra mile.” Jocelyn & Dustin Hall

Melony specializes in residential real estate, new construction and acreages. She has been a REALTOR® for 15 years. Melony is an award winning CENTURION® Producer with Century 21 Canada.

Melony Dew

Shane Ross

REALTOR® 306.421.6341 melony.dew@century21.ca www.estevanhomes.com

Associate Broker/REALTOR 306.421.7107 shane.ross@century21.ca ®

Locally owned and operated

Century 21 Border Real Estate Service | 1339 Fourth Street, Estevan | www.century21.ca


Functional & Beautiful Making it easier to organize your life

Elite Kitchens & Decor is pleased to announce the addition of ClosetMaid to their product line.

GET TO A BETTER SPACE — Simplify, Organize, Enjoy Organizing Solutions for: Closet • Garage • Home Office • Pantry • Entrance • Family Room & More FREE CONSULTATION 306.848.0290 elitekitchen@sasktel.net |


Building A New Home or Remodelling... You have picked your flooring and cupboards but have you thought of everything?

Protect your investments with surge protection and battery backup

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Control of your pool & spa to your irrigation system at your fingertip

Keep an eye on your home with quality video cameras

Control your climate with sleek hidden temperature sensors

Add screwless cover plates and coloured receptacles to customize your home

State of the art security systems from DSC add peace of mind

Game day, movie night, or just music to relax — indoor and outdoor solutions within your budget

Everyone has a new device with an app but with IEI using ELAN as your homes automation backbone you will have one remote, one touch pad, and one app to control everything. With 40 years of business in Saskatchewan we aren’t just another electrical contractor, we provide whole home integrated systems to fit your budget!

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Choosing Custom Window Coverings

Covering a door with windows such as a garden door or a sliding patio door may need more thought for aesthetics and usage than a typical window. Keep in mind the functionality and practicality. For example, keep cords and or chains to the outside of the opening so they don’t get caught in the door. Choosing custom window coverings also gives you the option to match the rest of your home, or complement the current shades with a contrasting product. Shutters, either bi-folding or sliding, offer a simple, functional statement that goes with any decor. They are a durable, timeless product that offers versatility in light control. Shutters come in paint colours and natural wood grains to match any style. Roller shades are a contemporary and modern selection, which are very functional for both garden and sliding doors. The benefit they have over other choices are the minimal amount of room they consume when rolled up. They come in a wide variety of colours and patterns, and because of the vertical attribute they carry, require very minimal cleaning.

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Vertical blinds have been a popular choice for years because of the many functions they can provide on a large surface of glass. Modern day product enhancements and fabrics have made vertical blinds a continuing popular trend that allows the user to control the light and privacy, or adjust to completely clear the glass surface. Cellular or honeycomb shades are not only a beautiful product that come in many colours and light filtering options, but they were produced primarily to provide insulation. Cellular shades can be attached directly on your garden doors and can come with convenient options such as cordless and top down, bottom up.

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Visit our showroom to explore our range of beautifully designed Riobel faucets and fixtures.

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At Home with Co-op

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hether a simple project such as a deck or fence, or a more involved project such as a garage package, renovation or even a new home, Prairie Sky Co-op has the expert staff and quality products to bring your construction project to life. With more than 150 years of building materials experience, the sales staff continue to receive training in new construction techniques, advanced estimating and design along with basic electrical plumbing and more. It’s easy; just bring in your project plan and the sales staff will provide a free easy to follow computerized estimate. “A do-it yourself person can come in and get help with their design, a free quote and friendly advice on how to complete the project,” says Jodie Mantei, division manager. Prairie Sky Co-op provides these services for any projects, from bathroom or kitchen renovations right up to that new dream home. The company carries all the construction materials needed for most projects with special orders and specialty items available through their network

of building material supply companies. Staff work hand-in-hand with most local contractors making completion of your project a breeze. Check out their line of Co-op Premium quality paints and stains in a variety of formulas to add the finishing touch. Dream, plan, execute; Co-op helps with every step of the way. They even offer free in-town delivery on large or small material packages. When you make improvements to your home you build equity. When you do it with Co-op personalized service and quality label products, Co-op members earn equity and cash back. TOP LEFT: Matt Larson & James Garven with Home Center Manager Dustin Gerry TOP RIGHT: Division Manager Jodie Mantei CENTER: Materials Delivery Dustin Gerry & Nick Travis ABOVE: Euro-Rite Cabinets

Prairie Sky Co-op Home Centre 206 Hill Ave. Weyburn, SK 306.848.3691 www.prairieskycoop.com

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Westrum Lumber, providing outstanding professional and personal service since 1953.

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e succeed in building strong relationships, providing fair pricing, and showing commitment to our customers. With four stores in southern Saskatchewan we are familiar with our local communities, easily accessible and fully equipped for your convenience.

Westrum Lumber 1769-1st Ave. N.E., Weyburn | 306.842.6681


Let Us Transform Your Home Serving Southern Saskatchewan for more than 35 years

“Glacier Glass’ Biggest Fan! Excellent job, top-notch professionalism, and cleanliness was impeccable. I will tell everyone I know to go to Glacier. Impressed with the pride in workmanship.” - Sandra Clarke

410 Quebec St. | Regina | 1.888.545.3990 orderdesk@glacierglass.com | www.glacierglass.com

TRAINED PROFESSIONAL INTALLERS / CLEAN, PROMPT, POLITE, COURTEOUS. PVC WINDOWS & DOORS – BAY & BOW WINDOWS, STORMDOORS.

“OUR QUALITY AND SERVICE IS CLEAR”


A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST to do the job right, on time and on budget

SERVICES • excavating & trenching • landscaping • sewer and septic

AGGREGATES • gravel • sand • crushed rock • river rock

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pea rock radon rock crusher chips clay and topsoil

333 Evanston Park Drive Weyburn | 306.861.9053 bbexcavating@hotmail.ca


Keeping Your Home Stylish Bringing style home has never been easier. Weimer’s Hometown carries the perfect lines to help you update your home with everything from classic to contemporary. Don’t forget to order your new décor before the holiday season is upon us.

39 Riverview Drive, Weyburn | 306.842.6441 | www.weimershometown.com


The RE/MAX® Advantage

RE/MAX® of Western Canada mobile app. If you’d like to view a property on the go, check out the RE/MAX® of Western Canada mobile app. The live view is a feature everyone will love.

Rhonda Blanchette Real Estate Agent Re/max Blue Chip Realty 902 4th St. estevan 306.634.2628 rblanchette@remax.net www.rblanchette.remax.ca

RE/MAX® has what you need to sell your home or help you find the right one to buy. Real estate is what RE/MAX® agents are passionate about. We have full-time, experienced professionals dedicated to serving you who can offer you additional expertise not found at other real estate firms. Choose Wisely. Choose RE/MAX®. RE/MAX® websites – valuable exposure for your listing. Through our massive online, television, outdoor and print ad campaigns, prospective buyers go to our websites — remax.ca and global.remax. com — to search for listings in their cities and towns.

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RE/MAX® Fit to Sell video series Get your home in showhome condition! Studies have proven a properly prepared home will show better and sell quicker. RE/MAX® has a series of 18 short, easy videos to help prepare your home so you get the best possible price. Sellers’ Action Plan. Your RE/MAX® agent can offer you a step-by-step guide to help get your home in top condition so it sells quicker and for a better price. Buyer’s Report Card. When viewing homes or condos, your RE/MAX® agent will give you the Buyer’s Report Card which helps you rate each home or condo as you view it. What type of street appeal does the home have? What is your first impression of the home? The report cards include key things to look for at each property and a place to record thoughts as you go. RE/MAX helps our clients win. Win tickets to a local WHL hockey game and grand prizes in our RE/MAX® Home Team Contest during the WHL hockey season. Consult WHL.ca and look for the RE/MAX® Home Team Contest logo. We are the Official real estate agents of the WHL. We give back to our communities. Through the RE/MAX® Miracle Home

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Program®, RE/MAX® associates have generously donated more than $122,000,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network since 1992. When you market your home with a participating agent, the Miracle Home sign topper will be placed on your RE/MAX® yard sign to show your agent is donating a portion of their income from the sale of that home to a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital. National Organ Donor awareness. RE/MAX® shows support for National Organ Donor awareness week and the need for organ and transplant registrations. For information go to: liveon.ca Sold on A Cure. Participating RE/MAX® associates generously donate a portion of their income on the sale of a home to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and display the Sold on A Cure sign topper on RE/MAX® yard signs. Quest for Excellence Grade 12 student bursaries. Every school year, RE/MAX® awards $16,000 to deserving Grade 12 students in our annual Quest for Excellence. Since 2000, RE/MAX® of Western Canada has awarded more than $160,000 to Western Canadian students. Market Trends Reports. When you need information about what is happening in the real estate market, turn to our Market Trends Reports and you will find out what RE/MAX® — the national leader in market share — has to say. Check the Newsroom at remax.ca for our latest reports.


Creatively Designed and Expertly Crafted The team that will bring your vision to life

"VENNX Carpentry was contracted to build our garage. Tyler was professional, punctual and precise. The VENNX crew was considerate of the day-to-day activity within our household and this was portrayed by the way they left a clean and safe construction zone. Tyler has excellent communication skills, kept us updated on the progress and the future of the job and went above and beyond to ensure our project was completed in a timely manner. We are so happy with the work that VENNX has done for us we have already requested quotes for another project. We have and will be recommending VENNX Carpentry to everyone we know." -Debbie Keys

Meikaa Design Sarah Angus B.A. Interior Design Interior Design Association of Saskatchewan sarah@meikaadesign.com 306.897.8181

“We thought doing a major renovation long distance would be difficult — we were so wrong. Sarah immediately understood our renovation/addition vision and developed the design, while Brody and Tyler brought our vision to reality. Together, the three made an excellent team. They were easy to work with, on time, communicative and flexible to our ever-changing ideas. We are very pleased with the quality of work and would highly recommend this strong team to anyone considering a renovation or build.” -Janice Fefchak

Hortness Carpentry Brody Hortness Interprovincial Journeyman Carpenter brody@hortnesscarpentry.com 306.861.7286

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MEET OUR TEAM AT RE/MAX WEYBURN REALTY 2011 Let me introduce you to the RE/MAX Weyburn Realty team, ready to serve you with all your real estate needs in Weyburn and surrounding communities. With a sales staff of nine knowledgeable agents working together as a team for you, the client, to provide the most efficient, professional service possible in all your residential, commercial and farm land needs. Our teamwork is one of the main reason our office sells more than 80 per cent of our own listings within the office, proving not only are we the No. 1 brokerage in Weyburn and area for listings, but we also provide the best sales team to complete sales.

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hen family and business go hand-in-hand, the usual problems associated with either can be amplified. That’s where the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Canada comes in. The national non-profit memberbased association was established in 1983 with the purpose of providing support, education and resources to those involved in family enterprise.

CAFE Canada currently operates through 13 chapters across the country and has approximately 835 member companies. This large mix of both family businesses and professionals provide a wide range of services and advice to family businesses, ranging from general business management consulting and family facilitation to help with retirement and succession planning. The organization offers comprehensive online resources, workshops and seminars.

Executive director, Paul MacDonald, says, “We want to help them succeed as a family by helping them manage the sometimes complicated interface between family and business.”

There are two main reasons members join CAFE. One is a need for help in managing family dynamics, communication and conflict that may stem from the business. The second is for help in transitioning

the management and ownership of the business to the next generation. “One of the realities is that with each successive generation, people have different points of view, values, expectations and objectives,” says MacDonald. “As a result, all kinds of issues can come to the surface that need to be managed.” Mandy Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns, says, “I’m passionate about CAFE. It supported me in taking over the family business from my dad and aided me in doing it in a way where both the business and my relationship with my father flourished.”

ABOVE Mandy Farmer, member of CAFE Canada, with her father.

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Is your group looking for an easy fundraiser that virtually sells itself? Harvest Pie Company now offers their delicious pies and fruit spreads as a fundraising option. We provide the order forms and information to assist you in making sales, and you collect orders and payment and submit them back to us. Then, on a designated day, you simply pick up all your products ready to go and distribute them back to your customers! Get them in time for upcoming holidays or other events and book your fundraising group in today! Pies and fruit spreads are available directly from Harvest Pie Company at their new location on Ebel Road. They can also be found at various retailers in and around Weyburn, including Co-op Food Store, Old Fashion Foods, Maurer’s Meats, The Welsh Kitchen, Yellow Grass Convenience Store and Sedley Country Convenience.

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G REAT A DV IC E , Without the Jargon From Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants By Henny Buffinga Photos Images by Gillies

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ax speak isn’t fluent to all of us, and most business owners have enough on their plate without having to learn to communicate with the people they hire to help them. Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP knows how to speak to their clients clearly to give them the best advice possible, and help them get organized to maximize profits. Cogent offers a range of services to their business clientele, including tax services, payroll services, estate and trust preparation, accounting, audit, review and compilation, bookkeeping, cash flow and budget analysis, financial forecasts, and much more. While Cogent has grown to include four locations in Weyburn, Regina, Meadow Lake and Battleford, they still offer the personalized service that you may not get with the larger companies. Their team includes employees who are specialized in specific fields, which can be a great benefit to their clients. “We try not to use accounting jargon with our clients; we try to keep it in plain English,” explains Ted Hillstead, the managing partner of Cogent. “We make sure to meet with clients each and every year, allowing enough time to review the previous year and set out the plan for the next few years. We spend a lot of time asking questions about what their long term plans are and evaluating if their structure is right.” Mike Melanson and Ted worked together at a practice in 1980, which is where they first met. After Ted’s brother Don joined them in 1994, the three got together at a restaurant and started planning what would become their own practice. Now the company is more than 20 years old, and employs more than 70 people. Rob Stephanson joined them as a partner in Weyburn a few years later. This past June, Glenn Ziegler has also joined their team in Weyburn, and Don Hillstead manages the Regina office. Cogent has also expanded with two additional locations, with partner Gerry Pohl in the Battleford and Meadow Lake offices. Cogent spends a lot of time on training, not only on the accounting and compliance side but also on the service side. “We try to ensure our clients are getting the service we as partners have

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set out as our expectation,” says Ted. “Because of service training, we make sure we are speaking the language of the client, and get back to them to help deal with the issues that are important to them, and identify things our clients may not have thought about to help them ensure their long term goals are met.” “We always return phone calls,” says Ted. “It seems simple, but we want to make sure our clients know they can rely on us to get back to them.” Trust is a huge factor in this business, and Cogent doesn’t take that lightly. The team at Cogent goes beyond simple accounting when it comes to helping their clients. They can help companies organize themselves to be more efficient and profitable, to increase the amount of work they can do in the time they have. Business owners often say Cogent gave them tips and practical advice that helped them become more organized. “It’s very rewarding to see businesses go from the beginning, through their growth phase, and then moving on to either selling

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ServiceS: • Tax Services • Federal and Provincial Sales Tax (GST, HST, PST and QST) • Payroll • Estate and Tax Preparation • Accounting • Audits, Reviews and Compilations • Bookkeeping • Cash Flow and Budgeting Analysis • Financial Forecasts and Projections • Consulting • Estate Planning • Business Consulting • Business Succession Planning • Management Advisory Services • Purchase or Sale of Business • Retirement Planning • Accounting Software Selection and Implementation • Financial Planning • Employee Benefit Plans

“We encourage our staff to get involved in the community,” says Ted. “Not only for the dollar but to go in and spend time that gives them a more rounded life experience.”

the company or passing it along to the next generation,” he says. “It’s a great feeling to know we’ve helped them along that business life cycle of profitability. It’s nice to know we played a role in their success.” The staff at Cogent is very committed to the community. Both Don and Rob have been presidents of the local provincial accounting associations, and many of them have been involved in the national accounting association, the local chamber of commerce and many local charitable organizations. Gerry has been very involved in helping raise money for the hospital foundation in Meadow Lake, and Mike has been involved with the Humane Society since they first founded the practice.

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For more information on the services Cogent offers, check out their website today. Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP 206 Hill Avenue Weyburn 306.842.8123 200-533 Victoria Avenue Regina 306.347.1397 277 Center Street Meadow Lake 306.236.5675 302-22nd Street Battleford 306.937.7001 www.cogent-cpa.com |

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he expansion and renovation at Cathedral Insurance Brokers is finally complete. “It took the better part of a year, but we’re pleased with how it turned out,” says George Sereggela, co-owner of the brokerage. He, along with partner Doug Trapp (who now oversees their other insurance venture, Mainline Insurance Brokers, headquartered in Emerald Park) felt the business had outgrown its space some time ago but didn’t want to leave its current location since customers have grown accustomed to its good visibility, ease of access and ample parking.

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While the expansion was necessitated by the growth of the business — which now has 13 employees compared to seven when they took over the business in 2008 — the renovation was motivated by the desire to offer a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere for both customers and staff. “Insurance can be intimidating. We wanted to make the environment less sterile,” says Sereggela, adding that the vast majority of the work was performed by local contractors. “Anything that could have been sourced locally was, and the suppliers and contractors were also people who do business with us.”

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The interior design was a team effort with input from staff and the company’s contracted designer, ckOne Design & Consulting Inc. Sereggela attributes part of the business’ growth to the growth of the community, but there are other factors as well. “We’re the only locally owned and operated general insurance agency in Estevan, so we have a lot of established relationships.” He also stated they invest back in the community, either directly in the form of financial support to several charitable, non-profit and


Bottom line, Cathedral does not work for any insurance company, they work for you. That’s the key asset that separates them from all other purchase options. It means you have more advice, more choice, better pricing and a representative that’s on your side. service organizations, or by volunteering. “These things are important to us and people recognize that,” says Sereggela. “You’re not just another voice on the phone,” says Sereggela, who is grateful for their relationships with clients and the community. Another reason for the business’ success is the value proposition offered by insurance brokers, which is best summarized in three words: Advice. Advocacy. Choice. Insurance is complex and Cathedral is there to simplify it for its customers. For less complex transactions, some people prefer to shop online and Cathedral offers the ability to do that as well with SGI Canada’s eQuote service and online plate renewals. However,

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top photo, Back row L-r Teran Sidhu, Roxanne Murray, Judy Forseth, Raylene Voth, Twyla Tide, Tony Sereggela, George Sereggela, Andrew Tait Front row L-r Kalsa Martin, Gloria Bill, Rosette Salapong

for the vast majority of transactions Sereggela warns that without proper advice people don’t always know what or how much coverage to buy and may find their policy lacking when they make a claim. By having relationships with some of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada including Intact, Aviva and Wawanesa, in addition to local companies like SGI Canada, Sask Mutual and Germania, Cathedral is able to offer customers competitive products and premiums. As Sereggela explains, one company may be the best fit for your home or farm insurance, another for your auto and yet another for your business. Bottom line, Cathedral does not work for any insurance company, they work for you. That’s the key asset that separates them from all other purchase options. It means you have more advice, more choice, better pricing and a representative that’s on your side.

Cathedral Insurance 10-910 13th Avenue Estevan, SK 306.634.2671

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The Benefits of Soil Testing

Jason M. MacDonald C.C.A. Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. Weyburn, SK 306.861.6665 jmacdonald@pandh.ca www.parrishandheimbecker.com

“A soil test is not like a dipstick in a crankcase” - Les Henry

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oil testing provides a wealth of information, but often is not thoroughly understood and often misinterpreted. The soil test report is full of numbers, percentages and scientific terms. Many simply read the recommendation at the end of the report and toss the rest of the information. When the average producer spends greater than $55 per acre on fertility, it is beneficial to know if we are getting the best result for our dollar. Here’s what to look for in a soil test report to allow just that:

Organic Matter (OM) percentage. This number is often the key to determining our soil’s health. Aside from reducing erosion, OM retains nutrients against leaching, improves tilth, provides better aeration, counteracts effects of residual herbicides and is a key component in the mineralization of nitrogen (NH4+) from previous crops residue. The higher the percentage the healthier your land is. We want to see this number gradually increase over the years. Soil pH, which measures how basic or acidic our soils are. We farm strictly basic soils in our area, considered slightly to moderately alkaline. This means our pH levels are generally 7.5 to 8.3, just about the same as baking soda. Soil pH tells us is how readily available nutrients are to our crops, what crops will perform better and the magnetic charge of the soil. Cation exchange capacity (CEC). This is the measurement of the soil’s ability to hold and exchange nutrients. Our negatively charged/alkaline soil likes to attract and hold onto positively charged ions such as nitrogen, potassium (K+), calcium (Ca+) and magnesium (Mg2+). If we have a high exchange capacity, our soils will release these important nutrients for the crop to use. CEC is also a measure of our soil texture. The higher the number (CEC 30) the more clay. The lower the number (CEC 10) the more sand. This gives us an idea on water and nutrient holding capacity and aids us in deciding how much fertilizer we can put down safely with our seed.

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Percent base saturation. This helps us understand a field’s potential to support growth. It provides an understanding of the predictable availability of cations or positively charged nutrients. For example, in a case like potassium, which Saskatchewan is well known for having ample amounts of, we can understand how much of the nutrient will actually be available for production in our fields. “Salty” land. We need to keep an eye on “salty” areas of land to make sure they don’t get larger. Crops grown in these areas may not produce much of anything, but they do aid in keeping the problem areas under control. Land that becomes increasingly “salty” becomes a breeding ground for problem weeds such as kochia due to the lack of competition from anything else. Finally, soil testing is an insight into the soil’s nutrient levels. Once a field’s nutrients are put into the seed and trucked off, the field needs to be replenished. By working together, we’ll know what to put back into the soil to meet each crop’s unique nutrient requirements. Soil sampling gives us the ability to develop a fertility plan to maximize yield and allocate fertilizer funds appropriately. Soil testing isn’t about selling fertilizer, any more than having an annual physical is about selling you pills. We want to take a good look at your soil and make sure it is healthy and it will provide you with the proper crops and yields not just this year but in the years to come. It’s your future, and your family’s future — you best take care of it.

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ICONIC JEEP Keeping It Simple By Tobie Hainstock

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he first of its kind as an offroad vehicle, the Willys MB was originally produced in 1941 as a military vehicle. The Jeep vehicle that appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC was a light four-wheel drive vehicle used by Allied forces during World War II and after. Because of the mass number of vehicles needed during this time, Ford took over the production. Many believe the term Jeep was derived from this time in history, which was known as the GP. Over the decades, Jeep gained credibility and notoriety as an innovator in 4x4 technologies. In the 1970s Jeep introduced the first full-time 4x4 system on the market, resulting in sales being at an all-time high. The 1980s brought the introduction of the Cherokee XJ, which revolutionized the market with a number of firsts, such as the first compact four-door SUV, the first UniFrame construction

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and the first full-time 4x4 with shifton-the-fly capability. By the 21st Century, the Jeep had reached new heights in design and innovation. The redesigned 2011 Grand Cherokee received rave reviews from critics. The 2013 version of that model launched the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine, which offers increased fuel efficiency without compromising power. Jeep has seen a few owners over its life span. Although it was produced by Ford during the war years, Willys Motors remained its owner until 1964 when it became Kaiser Jeep. The American Motors Corporation produced the vehicle from 1970 to 1987. Since the demise of AMC, Jeep has been owned by Chrysler and remains so to this day. www.4wd.com | www.jeep.com www.trucktrend.com

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At Knight Dodge of Weyburn we want you to work with people you like, believe and trust! • We have local and highly trained staff • You will receive a small town personal experience • Staff will explain the entire process so you know what you are getting and what you are paying for • Managers are heavily involved in all areas of the business

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ICONIC CHEVY

The Original Workhorse By Tobie Hainstock

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ruck fans and Chevy enthusiasts alike will agree when it comes to workhorses there are few comparable to the Chevrolet and GMC full size pickup truck. Tagged with a few names such as the C or K series, the Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra has had a similar mechanical build since the mid-1960s. In early times these trucks were popular for their unique 305 and 351 V6 engines, which gave them the power and torque capacity many working people needed. Known for their overall quality and reliability, the Silverado and Sierra trucks have become the second best-selling light-duty pickup truck of all time.

The name Silverado was originally used to symbolize a distinctive trim level on the Chevy C/K trucks from 1975 to 1999. Early modes of the GMC Sierra and its Chevy counterpart were very similar in many ways with only slight variations in grilles and interior trims, introduced in the late 1990s. In 1998, Chevrolet launched the Silverado SS (Super Sport) which replaced the C/K series. This exciting new model featured special badging and engine options that gave the pickup a sexier appeal. More recently the Silverado is known for entering the era of the hybrid with its GMT800 standard version and other heavy-duty models that offer four-wheel-drive options, making it ideal for our North American winters, as well as those who have a passion for the off-road experience. After almost half a century of fulfilling the needs and dreams of its brand-loyal patrons, the Chevy Silverado continues to be a strong leader in the automotive industry. www.autoanything.com | www.trucktrend.com

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TOP 1951 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup. Photo © Steirus | Dreamstime.com MIDDLE 2014 Chevy Silverado. Photo © Maxhphoto | Dreamstime.com BOTTOM 1958 Chevrolet Apache Pickup Truck. Photo © Leerobin | Dreamstime.com


Choosing the Right Tire For Every Season

Larry Heggs Service Manager Barber Motors #1 Government Road Weyburn 306.861.6531

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ehicles are a vital necessity to everyday life. With more people on the road, vehicle safety has become more important than ever before. It’s not mandatory to put winter tires on vehicles in Saskatchewan during our most blustery season. Not surprisingly, this raises the question of whether people should put them on their vehicles. The answer of course is an unequivocal “Yes.” Winter tires perform much more effectively than all-season tires during the inclement weather and icy extremes our province endures. There are several technical reasons why winter tires perform better than all-season tires. They have a softer rubber composition, which allows

them to remain more flexible in colder temperatures. They also have special grooves called siping, which allows the tire to get a better grip in conditions like snow and ice. Today, thanks to great design work and advances in the compounds used in tire manufacturing, winter tires are quiet and perform well. ‘MONEY SAVING’ MYTHS People often hesitate about buying winter tires because of the price, but this view is a little shortsighted. Your all-season tires will last twice as long if you switch to winter tires, as all-season tires are not specifically designed for winter extremes. When purchasing a vehicle, drivers should include a set of winter tires in the purchase price. This only results in a modest increase in a vehicle’s monthly payment and can save lives. In an effort to cut costs people will purchase two winter tires, as a compromise. On Transport Canada’s website it recommends installing four winter tires to: “Help maintain control and stability of your vehicle in icy conditions.” It further adds: “Mixing tires with different tread patters, internal construction and size degrades the stability of the vehicle and should be avoided.”

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By placing tires that don’t match on a vehicle, drivers are negating an important part of their design. Vehicles will have problems turning or cornering because the back end doesn’t have the same grip as the front tires, causing swing. This mix and match approach also means people will have to replace their all season tires at different times, necessitating more trips to the dealership or garage. WHEN SHOULD PEOPLE PUT WINTER TIRES ON THEIR VEHICLES? The technical answer is when the temperature is consistently below seven degrees Celsius. This is also the temperature at which you can see your breath. This is the ideal time because at these temperatures, the rubber compound for all-season tires starts to harden, so the tires don’t grip or perform as well. Winter tires perform better at these temperatures because the rubber compound remains soft and supple at cool temperatures. Your best bet is to beat the inevitable rush to the dealership that comes with the first snowfall and get your tires put on before then. You won’t regret it. Once you have tried winter tires you will never go back.

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TRANSPORTING OIL: PIPELINE VS. RAIL Reprinted with permission from Business & Industry Saskatchewan magazine

How should we view oil now that the Rockefeller Family Fund has disinvested in it?1 Demand isn’t faltering and we still must face the issue of its transport to be refined. 80

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e have a multiple-faceted problem: to extract or not, how to ship the product and whether to process before shipping. Further, we are facing new economic imperatives in the oil and gas sectors and in the greater economy with falling prices. There are important choices to be made. Leaving oil in the ground is unlikely, so the choices are whether to transport oil by pipeline or by train. Rail transport has increased dramatically. The needs of the public and industry have meant oil traffic has displaced both grain and potash as the top priority on the rails. That’s a different story.

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With the future of the Keystone XL pipeline still uncertain as this is written, oil car traffic will continue. The debate rages on: which is better? Our national highway system is in no condition to handle the number of trucks required for our “needs.” That would be approximately 15,000 per day, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. 2 Pipeline technology has come a long way. Much research goes into standards, coatings, welding, inner linings and monitoring technology. Pipelines carry the bulk of our oil needs and all of our natural gas with only a small portion being carried by truck or rail.3 The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association


(CEPA) asserts safety is its number one priority and that they respond quickly to any problems. CEPA argues the lack of progress on pipeline construction is costing Canada billions of dollars in unsold oil revenue, which in turn fuels the economy and therefore, they suggest, a greener future. The railways have faced some new regulations from Transport Canada since the tragedy in Lac Megantic in 2013. They must have emergency plans and must retire the old style cars within three years, prompting a new standard for the U.S.as well. Manufacturers such as Union Tank Car Co. and Trinity Industries report as many as 40 per cent of their orders are

coming from Canada and there is a long wait for these new cars. So what are we to do? Not extracting the oil won’t happen; governments need the money from granting licenses and royalties, and taxpayers and consumers demand services and oil products. Trucking oil to market isn’t feasible. What we are left with is a choice between utilizing rail cars, which when they jump the tracks — and they will — can give us another Lac Megantic. Or, we can use rail more sparingly and rely on pipelines, which can leak for a wide variety of reasons, in remote places, spilling vast amounts of oil before anyone realizes it.

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Finally, Canadians seem satisfied to ship our natural resources elsewhere to be processed, missing out on the opportunity to enjoy the economic spinoffs from that intense activity. These are important questions to be dealt with in the near future, and will be especially interesting this year with the pending Saskatchewan and national elections. Wide-ranging debate about our choices is necessary; it may very well determine our economic climate for decades to come.

Bloomberg News, September 22, 2014

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Financial Post, December 1, 2014

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Financial Post, ibid.

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