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Mother’s Day visit to the Chautauqua Gardens greenhouse Sunday was Mother’s Day and a time to go in search of plants at the Chautauqua Gardens greenhouse i n K a m s a c k f o r o n e f a m i l y. Amanda Vidomski, accompanied by h e r fo u r ch i l d re n , enjoyed walking through the colourful array of blooming flowers and greenery. From left, were: Ava, Vidomski holding Eve, Lee, and (front) Ivy.
Saskatchewan Health Authority employees at Kamsack recognized Employees of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) who have reached significant milestones in their careers, were recognized during a reception and banquet held in their honour at the Kamsack Legion Hall on May 3. Lorelee Davis, the health services manager for the Kamsack Hospital and Nursing Home, acted as emcee for the evening program. “On behalf of the management team of the Kamsack Hospital and Nursing Home l’d like to welcome you here to Kamsack’s staff appreciation event,” she said. “I am glad so many of you were able to come out to help show appreciation for these employees who have achieved a milestone in
their career this year. “You, the employees, give your all each and every day to provide the best, patient and family-centered care in our facility, often in challenging conditions. We are truly grateful for that commitment you make each and every day you come to work. You truly make our facility a better place and for that we thank you.” Davis then introduced the special guests for the evening, Jacquie Holzmann, executive director of primary health care (South East) and Sherri Walker, director of primary health care (South East.) Walker congratulated the award recipients, saying “I know your clients appreciate the work you do,” after which she said grace and a meal of barbecue chicken
Retirees of the SHA (Saskatchewan Health Authority), honoured for their years of service at an employee recognition awards and banquet ceremony held at the Legion Hall on May 3, from left, were: Janette Vidomski, Patricia Yagelniski, Linda Slonski, Patricia Kryklywicz and Helen Bebenek. and ribs, baked beans, salads and garlic toast was served. Bringing greetings on behalf of the SHA, Holzmann thanked those present for the valuable
contribution they had made to the SHA team. “On behalf of the board and management of the Saskatchewan Health Authority it is my pleasure to be here today to help
you celebrate significant milestones in your careers,” she said. “We have seen many changes through our transition to the Saskatchewan Health Authority in the
last two years, yet the core of what we do has not changed. Keeping clients, families, residents and all those we serve at the centre of everything we do continues to be our foundation. Through this change you have proven to be resilient and remain focused on what is best for our clients. Genuine transformation comes from the strength of all of us working together to achieve our vision of healthy people. “As we work to transform health care into a system that truly gives Saskatchewan residents a c c e s s t o h i g h q u a l i t y, timely patient care regardless of where they live, it is critical to take time to stop and recognize the strengths we already have that we can build on. Each Continued on Page 6
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RM of Cote holds informational meeting about proposed ILO An informational meeting was held on April 30 at the Ukrainian Catholic Hall in Kamsack to inform and educate the community about intensive livestock operations (ILOs) and, specifically, about an ILO being proposed for location on SW 14-29-32, W1. The meeting was sponsored by the RM of Cote, with presentations from four guest speakers about rules regarding ILOs, water analysis, public health and water security. Around 60 persons were in attendance. Rod Gardner was the facilitator at the meeting
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A presentation was made by Chris Jungwirth of the ministry of Agriculture. which was called to order at 7 p.m. Explaining that the Clarion Hutterite Colony had made an application of proposal of an ILO to be located south of Kamsack, Gardner introduced the presenters of the agencies they represented, and requested that everyone in attendance be respectful to presenters, the developer, the council of the RM and all who had taken the time to attend. The first presenter was Chris Jungwirth of Yorkton, representing the ministry of agriculture, livestock branch. He informed the attendees that his division was tasked with regulating and carrying out the intensive livestock provisions of the Agricultural Operations Act which has been in effect since 1996, saying the purpose of the Act pertains to surface and groundwater
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protection. “The intensive provisions require ILOs to have plans to store and manage waste from their livestock operations,” he said. He defined an ILO, saying it refers to the confinement of animals where the space per animal unit is less than 4,000 square feet. The Act uses the term “animal unit” to compare livestock of different species. The amount of nitrogen production by one animal unit is approximately the same across species, using one cow which would be the same as 6 feeder pigs as an example. Not all ILOs require an approved plan, he said. It’s specific to ILOs that involve the rearing, confining or feeding of over 300 animal units for more than 10 days out of any 30-day period or over 20 animal units within 305 meters of surface water. He spoke about manure storage, engineering studies, preliminary review and survey analysis, saying the Clarion colonies’ waste storage and management plans from this spring were approved for 385 units. Te l l i n g t h e c r o w d i f expansions were to be made they would need to make a new application, he indicated inspections will be conducted periodically and any complaints will be investigated. T h e n e x t p r e s e n t e r, David Tratch of WaterMark Consulting, talked about water security, and water analysis. “For this project we licensed the Clarion Colonies’ water supply with the water Security Agency,” he s a i d . “ We w o r k e d w i t h Saskatchewan Agriculture, dealing with the mortality management and manure management, and did the investigation for a domestic lagoon as well. “The site is actually what we consider geologically secure. It’s primarily clay deposit across the profile. What little groundwater is there, the groundwater is captured within the fractured clay and would be
John Pelikan, health i n s p e c to r, g a ve a presentation. considered to be a fairly deep groundwater table and very inactive. Most of the water that falls on the land would run off and a little bit infiltrates. “Mortality disposal would be by burial,” he said. Tratch indicated there would be no impact to the town water supply. He said odour would likely not be noticed in town. Ditching and diverting would control run on and run off water. He indicated there is a contingency on site to minimize infiltration in the event of a mass mortality burial catastrophe. John Pelikan, health inspector with public health services, Saskatchewan Health Authority, spoke next and indicated his job is to enforce the Public Health Act. He described his role in this instance would be to manage the Act as it would pertain to food sales. “Whether it’s food processing or food sales it is subject to compliance inspections,”
Representing the Water Security Agency, Aaron Schweitzer rounded out the panel of speakers at the public meeting on April 30.
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he said. He mentioned a slaughterhouse might be part of the operation and he would do inspections to ensure about relevant regulations and standards. Aaron Schweitzer of the Water Security Agency was the next presenter. He indicated his two concerns were the water supply portion and the human drinking water and wastewater portion. Saying he was comfortable with the water supply piece, he indicated he has messaging from the drinking water/wastewater side. “The clients in this case, the Clarion Colony have proposed to use a certain amount of water from the Assiniboine aquifer. We have certain standards which we apply in a situation and we determine if there is a sufficient supply for a sustainability perspective and the other thing is we determine whether or not they will impact other users. “The process has happened and is complete about this instance and the water supply. The Colony has been issued a water license for 84 cubic decameters. “We have conditions on that license that hold the Colony to adaptive management, so that’s monitoring and reporting requirements on an annual basis to determine if there are downward trends over time and impacts on the aquifer. “Are there impacts to other users? There’s also a requirement for mitigations if such an impact occurs,” he said. “At the end of the day if you are in proximity to such a large operation, make sure you keep an eye on your water levels,” he cautioned. “And make sure they stay within their normal parameters.” As far as water priority, the question was asked “ W h o d o e s h a v e p r i o rity?” and it was said the water license to the Colony must defer to the Town of Kamsack. Sherry Guenther, administrator for the RM of Cote, addressed the new zoning amendment in the municipality.
D a v i d Tr a t c h w i t h WaterMark Consulting spoke about water analysis at the public meeting. “The Colony applied to the RM for an Intensive Livestock Operation,” she said. “They have also applied for the establishment of a Colony in the RM on the same section as the ILO.” She indicated that the two applications are separate, and the establishment of the Colony will be addressed with the public at a later date. Anyone with further questions were encouraged to contact the RM office. Guenther stated there will be a future public notice regarding the zoning bylaw amendment. She indicated that the informational meeting was the first step in the ILO establishment process. Hand outs were availa b l e a t t h e m e e t i n g r egarding the regulation of ILOs in Saskatchewan, the Agricultural Operations Act, the Agricultural Operations Regulations and holding pond site selection and design. After adjournment of the meeting everyone enjoyed baking supplied by the Clarion colony, and refreshments.
S h e rr y G u e n t h e r, administrator for the RM of Cote, spoke at the public meeting.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
Dry conditions in area concern for farmers A routine trip to a field south of Kamsack to do some spring baling ended in a near tragedy on May 9 for a local farmer. A baler owned by Paul and June Chernoff caught fire in the field around three miles south of Kamsack, and was engulfed in flames. “It was lucky the fire was contained and didn’t spread, and no one was injured in the incident,” Paul said. “The individual who was operating the tractor at the time noticed smoke coming
A baler owned by Paul and June Chernoff of Kamsack caught fire in a field south of Kamsack on May 9. from the baler at one point when it was time to eject a bale, and reacted quickly by pulling the pin and driving
the tractor away just in time before flames shot out and the baler was a flaming ball. “The Kamsack Fire
Department attended the scene and was able to keep the blaze from spreading too far.” The baler had been thoroughly inspected and fully serviced prior to being sent out in the field, Paul said. Unfortunately, the John Deere 567 round baler with net wrap is a total loss. The Chernoff’s believe the fire was caused when the baler picked up a foreign object, most likely a rock, which jammed the pick-up and caused heat build-up
and the resultant fire. “The conditions in the area are very dry right now,” Paul said. “ It doesn’t take much to spark a blaze under these conditions,” he stated, saying that this incident is a real “heads-up” to other farmer’s in the area right now doing field work, adding extra caution might be needed while working in such dry conditions. The Chernoff’s are very grateful that no one was injured in the incident and that the fire was contained.
The charred remains of this John Deere 567 round baler is a stark re m i n d e r o f t h e d r y conditions in the area this spring.
May is CAA School Safety Patrol Month The month of May has been proclaimed by Gordon Wyant, minister of education, as CAA School Safety Patrol Month in Saskatchewan. The entire month will be devoted to recognizing and thanking the thousands of patrollers for the excellent volunteer
work they do to help their fellow students learn more about pedestrian, traffic, and school zone safety. “We are proud of the leadership and dedication demonstrated by our student safety patrollers across the province,” Wyant said, in a release. “CAA School Safety
Patrol Month is a great opportunity to recognize the work of the co-ordinators, schools, community partners, and most importantly, the student patrollers, who participate in this program.” Victoria School has a Safety patrol, which is coordinated by Kim Chutskoff,
teacher. CAA Saskatchewan has owned and managed the CAA School Safety Patrol program since 1951, providing training materials, patroller handbooks, stop paddles, and reflective vests free of charge. There are approximately 4,600 patrollers
East-Central Saskatchewan Crop Report for April 30 to May 6 Seeding operations are underway for some producers in the region with more expected to be seeding this week. Seven per cent of the crop is seeded in the region, which is ahead of the fiveyear (2014-2018) average of five per cent for this time of year and somewhat up from six per cent last week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report. Eight per cent of the wheat, four per cent of the barley, five per cent of the canola, 21 per cent of the
lentils and 24 per cent of the field peas have been seeded. The majority of the region did not receive large amounts of rainfall last week, although the Leroy area reported 10 mm and the Yorkton, Rama and Kuroki areas 6 mm. The Esterhazy area has received the most precipitation since April 1 (32 mm.) Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 50 per cent adequate, 29 per cent short and 20 per cent very short, said the report. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 40 per
cent adequate, 29 per cent short and 31 per cent very short. Though producers are indicating that 50 per cent of the fields in the region have adequate cropland soil moisture, rainfall would still be welcomed. Pastures are slow to green up in many areas due to the recent cool weather; however, forecasted favourable conditions will help growth. Producers have indicated that cold temperatures are making pre-seeding weed control difficult but weed control will take place before crops
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The Victoria School Safety Patrol group, from left, includes: (back) Joseph Straightnose, James Green, Cage Clark, Willow Stevenson, Brady Rezansoff and Reese Quewezance; (middle) Grace Shabatoski, Miika Shingoose, Ally Warriner, Summer Erhardt and Nariko Gamble, and (front) Ava Vidomski, Brooke Badger, Shayla Allard, Sebastien Strongeagle and Ezra Whitehawk.
SUMMER LANDFILL HOURS Effective from May 6th our summer landfill hours will be:
Tuesdays and Fridays 1-7pm Saturdays from 9am-3pm. Landfill tickets must be purchased in advance from the Town Office
Upcoming Events: May 19
Kamsack Power House Museum Opening Day, starts with a pancake breakfast from 9am to 12pm, afternoon entertainment from 12:30. Ice cream, pie an 50/50 plus door prizes and tours of the museum are available, all are welcome.
Town Office Closed for Victoria Day
Senior Day at the Co-op, 11:30am - 1:30pm supported by the Legion & Revera.
Legendary Duos Show at the Legion, tickets $25 from the Legion Hall.
May 24-25 THE HUSTLE is playing at the Playhouse Theatre, 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday night, bring your popcorn money. May 29
Policing Priorities meeting at the OCC Hall, all are welcome to attend, the event begins at 7pm.
Kamsack Nursing Home Auxiliary tea & bake sale, 2 to 3:30pm, all are welcome to attend.
50/60’s Dance at the Legion from7pm until Midnight, visit the Hall for info.
Canada Day in Kamsack, save the date and come out to the sportsgrounds.
The Town of Kamsack would like to thank our fantastic Public Works crew during the National Public Works Week - May 19th to 25th. They provide our clean water, remove our snow, clean and repair our streets, pick garbage, maintain our recreational facilities, cut our grass at the green spaces and make the Garden of Saskatchewan as beautiful as ever.
The Town of Kamsack dedicates the fourth Saturday of May as Kamsack Green Day.
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To Shanley Allard, our new Recreation Director for the Town of Kamsack. Welcome to the new owners of the Prairie Family Centre, Grace Hu and Rick Li. Welcome to Kamsack and thank you for joining our community.
Spring Clean-Up The Town will be doing an extra pick-up of compostable items during the weeks of May 13th through May 31st. Tree limbs must be cut into (no longer than) 3 ft. lengths and bundled. Grass clippings, leaves, garden debris must be 100% compostable and raked in piles beside your back property line or bagged in CLEAR plastic bags. Absolutely no appliances, furniture or household waste will be picked up by Town Staff.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019
A Decade Ago
The Downtown Action Plan (DAP) was formally launched with a business information session with many Kamsack business owners and operators present for the session held at Woody’s that featured speakers and a PowerPoint presentation. ***** The family of Willard Brass, who had been missing since 1993, held the second annual Walk for Answers in Brass’ honour. The family was hoping the walk would help them to find out what happened to the grandfather of 27 and great-grandfather of 20. ***** The Duck Mountain Provincial Park opened one week early for this year’s May long weekend according to Larry Schiefner, the park supervisor, who said his staff had worked hard to get the service centres up and running and the water flowing. ***** Kamsack had revitalized its participation in the Block Parent Program of Canada Inc. (BBPCI) that, in 2004, had 47 families registered as approved. ***** Kerri Bletsky, in partnership with Saskia Dockrill of Canora, and Gordon Jerome of Kamsack had established a riding stable known as Whitestar Stables and Natural Horsemanship on her farm to offer riding lessons, training, clinics, trail rides and summer day camps.
Carbon tax win may be far away Scott Moe has lost the carbon tax fight, although this may be a temporary setback as the Saskatchewan Premier suggests. There will be similar court challenges in Manitoba and Ontario, culminating with a likely challenge before the Supreme Court of Canada that Moe feels confident will overturn the 3-2 Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. And even before any of that happens, there is a federal election this fall in where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government may be defeated by Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. The polls now suggest the tide has turned on the Trudeau government and not just in the West. It is certainly Moe’s fondest hope that the Liberals lose this fall; something that Moe has all but outright stated. But what if that doesn’t happen? The election is still five months away and a lot can happen between now and then. Given that what we are seeing now is only a few percentage point spread between the Liberals and Conservatives, a Scheer win is hardly a sure thing. That leaves Moe with the notion of future victories in other courts. Unfortunately, contrary to Moe’s Stanley Cup analogy, court decisions in other provinces mean little. Moreover, given the strength in the majority ruling
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of the Saskatchewan court, there is little to suggest courts in other provinces will come to conclusions that are much different. “Neither level of government has exclusive authority over the environment,” the Saskatchewan court wrote, in its 155-page decision. “As a result, Parliament can legislate in relation to issues such as GHGs so long as it stays within the four corners of its prescribed subject matters and the provinces can do the same so long as they stay within their prescribed areas of authority.” The Court of Appeal majority ruling went on to discount Saskatchewan’s argument that Ottawa can’t enact statutes in one province and not another or that it is overreaching by using the Constitution’s Peace, Order and Good Government (POGG) tenant of our Constitution to
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justify the tax or that the carbon tax is a “tax” and not a price on pollution. “Parliament does have authority over a narrower POGG subject matter: the establishment of minimum national standards of price stringency for GHG emissions,” the majority opinion stated. With all this, it’s also likely overly optimistic for Moe to think that there will a different outcome when the Supreme Court hears the same argument. And those arguments before the Supreme Court may not be heard for years, anyway. That leaves a change in government as the most realistic way to end the carbon tax. While this seems a distinct possibility, what happens if it doesn’t? Do all our issues go away? Not really. For starters, SaskPower has already made significant commitments to reducing GHG by 40 per cent by 2030, a move that means shuttering coal-fired electrical power generation at Boundary Dams 4 and 5. And while SaskPower is not meeting those GHG reduction targets now, make no mistake things are changing with or without Trudeau’s carbon tax. So even if we do see an end to the carbon tax, we may not see an end to this battle.
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Another government term almost over and military procurement is still a mess I watched an interesting video the other day on Facebook. It was one of Canada’s new maritime helicopters, a Lockheed Martin (formerly Sikorsky) CH-148 Cyclone. The chopper was actually operationally deployed on a Canadian frigate, and doing things such choppers are supposed to do, like deploying its sonar. Wow, that’s pretty cool. It took us nearly three decades to get to this point. I’ve been writing this column for 27 years, and one of my earliest columns talked about then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien cancelling the Sea King replacement, then known as the EH-101. (“I will take my pen and write zero ‘elicopters, Chretien,” he famously said at the time. It seems I end up writing a similar column every few years, because nothing changes. Our military procurement over the last three decades has been a farce beyond words. It’s going to take until something like 2022 before our new helicopters are fully deployed, even though the last Sea King finally went out of service not too long ago. We are soon going to see an “open competition” for a new fighter plane. Curiously, this competition will begin with less than five months remaining in the current Justin Trudeau government’s mandate, before the October federal election. This is to buy 88 planes (up from the 65 F-35s the Stephen Harper Conservative government had announced, then reneged on.) This supposed open competition will take place despite Trudeau promising not to buy the F-35, even though Canada signed up for the plane’s program in 2006. We’ve already contributed $500 million towards it. The Liberals eventually acknowledged it wouldn’t be that open of a competition with one of the leading contenders not allowed to participate. So it should be in, unless it’s not.
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Apparently there are currently issues with the Americans about Canada’s industrial benefits policy regarding the plane. (Countries usually try to finagle as much as they can out of such a purchase through “industrial benefits.”) They sent us some nasty letters last year pointing out our prior obligations. So who knows what’s going to happen? All I know for sure is that we still don’t have new fighters, and Israel is standing up its second squadron of F-35s already. We’re buying Australia’s old F-18s to supplement our worn out fleet. Why are they for sale? Because Australia’s bought the F-35 already. As for the ships those aforementioned choppers are supposed to land on, the former vice chief of defence staff is currently being dragged through the courts on a bovine feces charge regarding a supposed leak regarding procuring a desperately needed supply ship. He was a big supporter of what became the MV Asterix, which we are currently leasing, to replace the now-retired two supply ships we used to operate. We’re still down one. We could have another, but there’s a lot of politics around that, too. The politics are so bad, that Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, the officer whose career has been destroyed in this, isn’t even having his lawyers paid for by the government. He’s paying for it out of his own pocket, and a GoFundMe page
that’s supporting him. How insane is that? Our supposedly awesome national shipbuilding strategy, announced several years ago, had yet to even begin cutting steel on a fleet of up to 15 ships to replace our rusted out and retired destroyers, and eventually our frigates as well. If things keep going at the pace they have been for the helicopters and fighters, I expect we’ll see the last ship delivered in the 22nd century. All of this is just scratching the surface of the absolute calamity that military procurement has become. To those who think I’m a Conservative apologist, I flail them equally with the Liberals in this regard. Very, very few programs in recent years have successfully supplied our military with the hardware they need. I’m sure there are officers who have spent the bulk of their careers dealing with this, and will retire with little satisfaction. Nothing seems to work, and no one seems to accomplish anything. I think this is largely because governments, both red and blue, would prefer to punt programs down the road at every opportunity they get, and spend money elsewhere. It’s an embarrassment. It’s ridiculous. And apparently, it’s entirely Canadian. It was recently announced that retired LieutenantGeneral Andrew Leslie, formerly head of the Canadian Army, will not be running again for the Liberals, whose back bench he’s spent the last 3.5 years warming as a member of Parliament. He’s apparently expected to testify on behalf of Vice-Admiral Norman, which is likely one of the reasons he never got the post of defence minister. His last role in uniform was as “chief of transformation.” I wonder, if Leslie had ended up in defence, if things would have changed? Maybe we would have seen some success in defence procurement, finally. Now we’ll never know.
No end in sight to dispute with China The canola export issue between Canada and China is not going away. Frankly I don’t see a solution cropping up for several months. It is likely the Chinese have secured much of their need for the time being, and won’t be getting internal pressure for a Canadian source of canola oil until closer to the 2019 harvest. When such pressure does come from companies within China the pressure to negotiate toward a real solution will mount. Whether my guess is right, or way out in left field, the issue for Canadian canola growers is real today. In response to that reality the federal government finally came out with some programming on May 1 to help producers. Agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced a plan to provide additional credit to producers through the Advance Payments Program, expanding available credit to $1 million and providing up to $500,000 interest-free for canola production. The obvious question is whether increasing a farm debt is really helping, or whether farmers should have to carry the costs of a purely politically motivated trade barrier? Reaction to the announcement has not exactly been glowing. “The China decision to block canola has had a major impact on grain farmers with no end in sight. Farmers
don’t want tax dollars in the form of interest free loans, we want to be able to grow our grains and export them without political interference,” said Gunter Jochum, president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG), in a release. The WCWG release noted; farmers are accustomed to managing risk associated with factors that are outside of their control such as weather. Factors such as trade markets and political interference should be within our government’s control. The new program sounds impressive with a maximum advance of $1 million but the WCWG notes, to be “eligible for $1 million advance on canola where $500,000 is interest free, you have to produce approximately 200,000 bushels of canola. In order to qualify for the maximum, you need 5,263 acres at 38 bushels per acre, which is
roughly a 16,000-acre farm.” The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities also noted the help is purely a loan. “Farmers will be expected to repay dollars borrowed through the Advanced Payment program, since it is a loan and to be clear it is a temporary solution,” stated Ray Orb, president of SARM in a release. “While this announcement is a step in the right direction, it still does not address the problem with China,” explained Orb. “We are frustrated and will continue to push for a diplomatic resolution to the problem. Canada needs an ambassador to China and Ministers Bibeau, Carr and Freeland also need to be more involved.” Nearly half (40 per cent) of canola and canola products produced in Canada go to China. Saskatchewan is the largest exporter of canola in Canada and globally. As SARM noted, access to the world market is critical to the success of the agriculture industry and the provincial and national economies. The loan announced by the feds is at best a stop gap measure. While trade diversification minister Jim Carr also announced efforts to expand exports to other Asian markets, the real solution is getting to the table with China and finding an equitable solution to what is essentially a temper tantrum at the highest levels of the Chinese government.
New ministry of health agreement expands access to dental services Saskatchewan residents now have access to expanded insured dental services thanks to a new agreement between the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CDSS) and the Ministry of Health. The new and expanded insured services under the ministry of health include cleft lip and palate treatment
services for infants, children, and adolescents, expanded coverage for dental extractions for cancer patients, and specialized dental consultations for medical patients, said a release. “This new agreement is a win for patients, dental specialists and surgeons,” said Jim Reiter, health minister. “I want to thank the
College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan and our officials in the Ministry of Health for their diligence and collegiality throughout the negotiation process.” Coverage for these services under this new agreement will mean more patients get the help they need when it is required. The new agreement provides a two per cent
increase to dental surgical and specialty fees in 201920. The new fee schedule took effect April 1, the release said. “Dentists and dental specialists are proud to be able to offer Saskatchewan residents improved comprehensive and focused services, especially those that impact infants, children
and adolescents with cleft lip and palate deformities, as well as patients who are undergoing cancer radiation treatment or stem cell transplants,” said Dr. Craig Humber, College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan vice president. The total cost for fee increases and the expansion of insured services as part
of the agreement is approximately $200,000. The new agreement covers the period ending March 31, 2020. Approximately 3,000 Saskatchewan patients receive insured surgical interventions and treatments each year. About 1,300 additional patients will benefit from the new and expanded services under the new agreement.
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SHA employees “make a difference” for community Continued from Page 1 and every member of our team contributes to shaping the future of health care, focused on better care, better teams, better value, and better health for the people we serve. “Through the work you do every day, you have made a difference and improved the lives of those we care for. The combined actions of you and your colleagues enable us to improve care and achieve better health outcomes for the people of Saskatchewan. “You are providing services that are critically needed, helping our neighb o u r s , o u r f a m i l y, o u r friends, and yourselves. Health care has progressed because of your individual efforts contributing to the greater good. It is your personal attention to detail, your commitment to safety, and your compassion that have propelled health care forward. I am proud of the
knowledge, respect and dedication that you bring to patient care every day. “For those of you who are celebrating retirement and preparing to move on to a new phase of your life, I want to thank you for your contributions as team members in these everchanging times. Although you are ending one chapter of your life and beginning a new one, I encourage you to stay interested and involved in health care. “Your knowledge continues to be incredibly valuable to your community. May you experience health and happiness in whatever new adventures life may bring you. “And for those celebrating milestones in your career, thank you for your ongoing commitment to health care. Your ability to embrace challenges and your willingness to be leaders enables us to provide the best health care every
From left, Eldeen Krochak, Colleen Kazakoff, Trina Planedin and Brenda Wyllychuk were honoured for having achieved 20 years of service with the SHA in Kamsack.
The five and 10 year recipients, from left, were: Kelly Ann Weaver (10), Ruth Kunkel (10), Lorelee Davis (10), and Pamela Rose (five.) Roxana Caceres (five) was unavailable for the photo. day. I truly thank you and convey my sincerest congratulations on your personal achievements. Before the staff presentations were made, a moment of silence was observed to honour the following colleagues who passed away in the past year: Suzanne Elaschuk, Amy Hoven, Donna Lechman and Ashley Melanson. Aw a r d s w e r e t h e n
presented to staff members who were retiring, and those who had achieved milestones of having been five, 10, 15, 20, 30, 35 and 45 years on the job. Employees recognized for five years of service were: Anacelia Alfelor, Carol Brewster, Roxana Caceres, Trisha Hauber, Ormanda Homeniuk, Judith Leis, Robert Ries, Pamela Rose and Russell
Recognized for having worked at the SHA in Kamsack for 15 years, from left, were: Wilma Laviolette and Roxanne Paul. Yamson; 10 years: Lorelee Davis, Christie DeBruyn, Marlene Fesik, Ruth Kunkel, Kelly Weaver and Yvonne Witwicki; 15 years: Theresa Abrahamson, Wilma Laviolette, Leanne Nichols and Roxanne Paul; 20 years: Colleen Kazakoff, Eldeen Krochak, Trina Planedin and Brenda Wy l l y c h u k ; 3 0 y e a r s : Carla Krochak, Bernadine Larocque, Elizabeth Ruten, Cindy Slivenski and Gail Strukoff, and for 35 years, Karen Rubletz and Linda Slonski. Murray Davies was recognized for 45 years of service. Te r r i P o d o v i n n i k o ff ,
operation support services manager at the Kamsack Hospital and Nursing Home, introduced the retirees: Helen Bebenek, Gail Koreluik, Patricia Kryklywicz, Donna Paluck, Linda Slonski, Janette Vi d o m s k i a n d P a t r i c i a Yagelniski. Sheila Bear paid tribute to Carla Krochak, saying she was, “smart, strong, f u n n y, d e p e n d a b l e a n d kind.” She was described as, “a hardworking team player, with a wonderful laugh who was well-respected as a co-worker and friend.” Continued on Page 7
Recognized for reaching a 30-year milestone with the SHA, from left, were: Carla Krochak, Cindy Slivenski, Elizabeth Ruten and Bernadine Larocque.
ASSESSMENT ROLL 2019 R.M. OF LIVINGSTON NO. 331 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of The R.M. of Livingston No. 331 for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, from May 8, 2019 to June 7, 2019. A bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of the Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been mailed. Any person who wishes to appeal his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal accompanied by a $25.00 fee for each assessment being appealed with: The Assessor, R.M. of Livingston No. 331 Box 40, Arran, Sask., S0A 0B0 By the 7th day of June, 2019 Dated at Arran Saskatchewan this 8th day of May, 2019 Yvonne Bilsky, Assessor
Karen Rubletz, left, of Kamsack, and Linda Slonski were recognized for 35 years of service with the SHA.
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The RM of Livingston No. 331 is offering custom dust control at a rate of $0.85 per linear foot, with a minimum purchase of 500 feet at a cost of $425.00, plus PST. Payment must be made in advance and received at the municipal office no later than May 22, 2019. The date for application is tentatively set for the last week of May or first week of June, 2019. All dust control on R.M. roads must be signed with the appropriate signs, available for purchase at the R.M. of Livingston No. 331 Office. For further information call the RM of Livingston at 306-595-4521.
Due to the Victoria Day holiday, The Canora Courier, Preeceville Progress and Kamsack Times offices will be closed on MONDAY, MAY 20. Deadlines to submit advertising for the May 22 & 23 editions of the newspapers will be as follows:
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Dedication of SHA employees recognized Continued from Page 6 Bear thanked Bernadine Larocque, “for all your hard work in Kamsack.” Kim Howard spoke about Elizabeth Ruten, saying, “she is a sweet, kind, gentle-natured nurse who takes everything in stride.” Cindy Slivenski was described as, “one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable continuing care aides at the Nursing Home.” Patty Witzko paid tribute to Karen Rubletz, describing her as, “the heart and soul of the recreation department.” Of the retirees, Dawn Krawetz and Maryanne C h u t s k o ff s a i d J a n e t t e Vidomski, “was always someone you could go
to for advice if you had a concern;” Pat Yagelniski, “always took pride in her work, and had exceptional baking skills;” Helen Bebenek, “was a bit of a prankster, but was always willing to lend a hand when asked;” Bear said that Patricia Kryklywicz, “was quiet, soft-spoken and kind and never got flustered or in a panic on the job, which she did for over 40 years,” and Linda Slonski, “was a neat freak who would put plastic bags over rubber boots to keep them clean. She crossed every ‘t’ and dotted every ‘i’ during her time at the Kamsack Hospital.” Door prizes of plants, s u p p l i e d b y G r a m p a ’s Garden, were won by:
Lorelee Davis, health services manager for the Kamsack Hospital and Nursing Home, was acting emcee for the awards program on May 3 and welcomed everyone to the event.
Te rri Po d ov i n n i ko ff, operation support services manager at the Kamsack Hospital and Nursing Home, i n t ro d u c e d t h e S H A retirees on May 3.
Jacquie Holzmann of Yorkton, executive director of primary health care for the SHA, was the guest speaker on May 3.
Sherri Walker of Crystal Lake, director of primar y care for the SHA, said grace at the Kamsack employee recognition awards ceremony and banquet held on May 3.
Colleen Kazakoff, Gerald Ya g e l n i s k i , P a t r i c i a Kryklywicz, Colleen Shabatoski, Ruth Kunkel, Ly n n N i c h o l , D a v e
Krochak, Karen Rubletz and Annette Popoff. Davis thanked the Iron Grill for the “wonderful meal,” Kandy’s Korner
for the “delicious ice cream cake for desert,” and the Flower Mill for the corsages. Following the
program the employees, retirees and guests were invited to spend the remainder of the evening socializing.
Saskatchewan’s 2019 big game draw is open online Saskatchewan’s big game draw opened on May 1 and hunters have until midnight on May 25 to submit their online applications, according to a Saskatchewan Environment release. “ S a s k a t c h e w a n ’s b ig game draw continues to be very popular and remains an important milestone for the hunting community,” said Dustin Duncan, environment minister. “The ministry of environment continues to work with stakeholders to improve the process and encourages all hunters to apply early.” Changes to the big game draw pool system were
implemented in 2018 when the draw was expanded from four to six priority pools. Beginning this year, all first-time applicants will be placed in the D pool, said the release. They will be joined in that pool by all successfully drawn
applicants from 2018 in an effort to reduce the number of applicants entering the Super A pool each year. The application process remains unchanged and information regarding the application, priority pools, wildlife management zone
(WMZ) quotas and detailed application instructions can be found online at www. saskatchewanlicences.active.com. Apply early and use the online residency verification tool to avoid complications, said the release. Draws for several of the species receive a high number of applications compared to the number of licences available. For these species, the odds of being drawn will be low, even for applications in the top priority pool. The big game draw is administered through the Saskatchewan Hunting,
A n g l i n g a n d Tr a p p i n g Licence (HAL) system. Clients can submit, review and update their applications, check pool status history and purchase a draw licence through their HAL accounts. Draw results will be available through the HAL accounts around midJune, with the exception of pronghorn, which will be available around mid-July. Applicants are responsible for checking their own draw results. Successful applicants
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will be able to purchase licences through their HAL accounts beginning August 1. For information on individual HAL accounts or assistance with completing an application, please call 1-888-773-8450. Those with questions about pool status or hunting in Saskatchewan may call the Ministry of Environment’s Inquiry Line at 1-800-5674224. Further information about the big game draw is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/hunting
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Jarod Hilderman and UMD Bulldogs on top University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) Bulldogs hockey team is
back on top for the second year in a row. A former Kamsack
Jarod Hilderman celebrated after winning the 2018 National Championship in St. Paul, Minnesota”
resident, Jarod Hilderman, son of Rod Hilderman and Maureen Humeniuk of Kamsack, is a member of that team. Hilderman, No. 12, plays defense for the Bulldogs. “I’ve been playing hockey since I was four years old,” Hilderman told the Kamsack Times recently. He played three years of junior hockey, and at the age of 16 he was “heavily recruited by schools.” UMD offered him a full scholarship. “I have relatives that live close to UMD, and I really love the area. It’s very beautiful here, and since I’ve been here, I’ve made a lot of great friends. The state of Minnesota is known for h o c k e y. T h e r e a r e f i v e college teams here. “It feels really good to be here at UMD playing with great teammates for the Bulldogs.” Hilderman is a junior at UMD and in his third year with the Bulldogs. He is a journalism major, with a minor in marketing. “I enjoy writing and I get good grades, so I will set my sights on a career in sports media after completing college,” he said.
Jarod Hilderman For now, playing hockey is a huge focus for him, and to get signed with an NHL team would be a dream come true. “Members of the Bulldogs team get noticed, and some have gone on to play professional hockey.” For the second straight year, the Bulldogs have won the college hockey national championship, and are being hailed as the “kings of college hockey,” becoming just the third team since the 1970’s to win consecutive championships. Being in the national championship game for a third year in a row (the Bulldogs placed second three years ago) has been quite an experience for a small-town Saskatchewan lad. To experience backto-back championships is a real thrill. “It’s a really big deal for our team to make history this way,” he said. UMD will have a chance to make even more history next season, if they take the national championship title again. It was said there has been no team to reach the national championship game four years running. Hilderman is looking forward to spending time golfing this summer, as well as spending time in training. T i g e r Wo o d s i s h i s inspiration in the golf world, but Shea Theodore, a skilled defenceman who
is from British Columbia, and currently plays for t h e L a s Ve g a s G o l d e n Knights, is his favorite hockey player. “He skates well and makes some good plays,” Hilderman said. Kamsack is a 12-hour drive from UMD, so making the trip “home” doesn’t happen often for the young Kamsack expatriot. When he does make the trip, he likes to
connect with the young players in the community and offer advice and encouragement. During a trip to Kamsack at Christmas saw Hilderman at the Broda Sportsplex, skating with the young Flyers team members. “No matter what my future holds, I intent to make Minnesota my permanent home,” he said. This place has everything I could possibly hope for.”
Jarod Hilderman celebrated a goal in a game from last year, when his team, the UMD Bulldogs, won the NCAA men’s hockey championship.
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KVFD holds SCBA “realistic” training exercise Members of the Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) were at an abandoned residence on Third Street recently to participate in a training exercise. The training exercise was held to familiarize the newest members of the KVFD with the SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) procedures. “We like to make the practice as realistic as possible, and treat it as though it is an actual emergency,” said Ken Thompson, KVFD fire chief. “The practise is
good for everyone, even seasoned fire department members.” There were seven members participating in the exercise, including one cadet, Jordan Green, who trains with the group but does not participate in actual firefighting calls. The group was utilizing an abandoned house which will eventually be torn down, and therefore is available for training purposes. Kristin Johnson, KVFD’s newest lieutenant, was acting as scene commander
during the exercise. As the trainees executed a thorough search of the “smokefilled residence,” an effect achieved by having their facemasks blacked out to impair their vision, they crawled systemically from room to room, using their axes to mark the areas which were searched. Johnson, along with Thompson and Bruce Thomsen, assistant fire chief, watched their progress and voiced encouragement and instructions. “A PASS (Personal Alert Safety System) device is
KVFD members suited-up in preparation to enter a “burning building” during a recent “realistic” training exercise.
KVFD Lieut. Kristin Johnson, left, was scene commander during the training exercise.
built into the SCBA, and if the firefighter fails to move for 30 seconds an loud audible alert will sound and rescue personnel are sent in to locate the firefighter,” Thompson explained. “Also, if the firefighter’s tank runs out of air, a vibration signal is activated and the individual is instructed to follow their hose out the door. During the training exercise, the members engaged
in a self-extrication exercise, where they were required to punch a hole through a wall to crawl from one room to the next. “In a real fire emergency, SaskPower and SaskEnergy are immediately alerted to turn off the utilities as protection for firefighters entering the building,” Thompson said. The SCBA has become an essential piece of a firefighter’s personal protective
equipment and, quite possibly, the single most beneficial piece of safety equipment used by the fire service, said information found on the Internet. This fundamental piece of respiratory protection has proved its usefulness. In addition to the SCBA’s use in structural firefighting, it plays an important role in confined space, technical rescue, and hazardous-materials incidents.
Members of the Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) participated in a training exercise on May 8. From left, were: (back) Ken Thompson, fire chief; Lieut. Kristin Johnson, acting scene commander; Jordan Guenther, Austin Guenther, Bruce Thomsen, assistant fire chief; Jordan Green, cadet, and Pam Rose, and (front, kneeling) Delany Murphy and Dillon Chernoff.
Members of the KVFD in full uniform and breathing apparatus participated in a “realistic” training exercise on May 8. 19053SS0 19053SS1
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Cadets second annual bottle drive a success The Kamsack air cadet squadron held its second annual bottle drive fundraiser on May 4. “This is the second year we have done the bottle drive,” said Karen Bodnaryk CI (civilian instructor.). “This community is so supportive. Some people, even if they didn’t have bottles, gave us a donation. The cadets would like to acknowledge that generosity.”
The squadron is fundraising for an educational tour its members will be taking overseas to the Normandy region of France in honour of D-Day’s 75th anniversary. The trip will run from May 31 to June 9. Although the weather could have been better, warmer and with less wind, it was a very good day all around, Bodnaryk concluded.
The Kamsack air cadet squadron held its second annual bottle drive on May 4.
Air cadet members canvassed from door to door on May 4 during the second annual bottle drive. Cpl. Teanna Raffard (in truck box) and her sister and fellow cadet Sgt. Megan Raffard, participated in the event.
Stopping for a hotdog break during the bottle drive, from left, were air cadet squadron members WO2 Cade Henry-Martino, LAC Talisha Pelly and Cpl. Josh Hilton.
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Board members appointed for Cumberland College-Parkland College coalition The Government of Saskatchewan has appointed six individuals to serve on a new board of governors for Parkland College and Cumberland College. In October, it was announced that the two colleges would embark on a pilot coalition for up to two years, said a release. Both colleges will remain separate, but they will share one region, a single chief executive officer, and a governance structure in which the same individuals will be simultaneously appointed to the boards of Cumberland College and Parkland College. On May 2, the minister of advanced education
authorized the Parkland College and Cumberland College regions to be combined into a single region which will be served by both colleges. The government also appointed the following board members: Wendy Becenko (Kamsack), Marcel Head (Shoal Lake), Brian Hicke (Melville), Lori Kidney (Tisdale), Raymond Sass (Yorkton), and Corinna Stevenson (Melfort.) Sass and Stevenson have been named co-chairs, said the release. A joint steering committee is nearing the end of its search for the shared CEO position. The colleges expect to have a permanent CEO in place by June 30.
Further updates will be provided as the partnership progresses. Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The college offers a superior learning and campus experience with locations in Yorkton, Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy, Canora, and Kamsack. Since 1975, Cumberland College has been providing high quality training and education programs for adults in northeastern Saskatchewan. Campuses are located in Nipawin, Melfort, and Tisdale, the release concluded.
The new board of governors for Parkland College and Cumberland College, from left, were: (back) Brian Hicke (Melville), Raymond Sass (Yorkton) and Marcel Head (Shoal Lake), and (front) Wendy Becenko (Kamsack), Corrina Stevenson (Melfort) and Lori Kidney (Tisdale.)
Canora hockey player realizes goal of being drafted by WHL team C a r t e r D e r e n i w s k y, son of Dean and Kristen Dereniwsky of Canora, has accomplished his dream of being drafted by the WHL (Western Hockey League.) He was chosen by the Victoria Royals as the 39th overall selection in the second round of the WHL bantam draft held in Red Deer, Alta, for players born in 2004. Dereniwsky, 15, was one of nine players selected by the Royals, and received a strong assessment at the Royals website. “In his most recent campaign, the native of Canora, SK tallied 25 points (8g17a) and 36 penalty minutes over 41 contests, as an under-age player, with the Yorkton Maulers of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League (SMHL.) “Carter is an offensive forward, who is intelligent and highly skilled,” said Garry Pochipinski, senior east regional scout for the Royals. “He uses the whole ice surface and can score, as well as compete at a high level.” Last season, the 5-8, 145
lb forward was selected by his coaches as the team’s most valuable player and rookie of the year.” Of course, the draft was a big moment for the Dereniwsky family. “Dean and I were excited, nervous and extremely proud when we heard that Carter had been drafted by the Royals,” said Kristen. She said he has been playing hockey for most of his young life. “Carter started his hockey career at two-and-a-half years of age. He played with his older brother Carson with the IP Canora Cobras.” Carter played minor hockey in Canora until the age of 8, when he was a member of the Canora Novice Cobras. The following year he advanced to Tier 1 hockey in Yorkton. His mother said being involved in a high level of hockey required strong commitment from their family. “With Carter playing AA hockey since atom we have put on a lot of miles as far south as Swift Current and as far north as Prince Albert. Every weekend was a double
NOTICE OF ADVANCED VOTING The Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303 Municipal By-Election Public Notice is hereby given that the council has made provision for advance voting for the benefit of qualified voters for the following position:
Division 6 Councillor Advanced voting will take place on Saturday the 1st day of June, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Rural Municipality of Keys Office located at 203 Main Street, Canora, Saskatchewan. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2019 Barry Hvidston, Returning Officer
header which meant a lot of bus rides and hotel rooms,” said Kristen. “Carter played six seasons of spring hockey. We have travelled to Kelowna, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Regina for tournaments. We drove twice a week to Yorkton for hockey practices for five years. We also drove to Virden, Man; Star City and Saskatoon for regular spring hockey practices. “Many miles have been made for hockey and we would not change a thing.” Kristen said while Carter has considerable skill, his dedication is what has allowed him to progress as a hockey player. “Carter loves hockey and always has. Many hours of mini sticks and full-on hockey games have been played in our basement over the years. Even if Carter didn’t have anybody to play against he would spend hours in the basement practicing his stickhandling and shooting,” she recalled. “Carter has a tremendous amount of drive and focus when it comes to hockey. This is why we feel he has
had such success. Carter has never seen the game as work, as this is his passion. We believe his hockey development has resulted from a strong work ethic, good coaching and a supportive family.” Dereniwsky said he’s very excited about his opportunity with the Royals. “I am super excited to have the opportunity I have and am going to try my hardest to make the best out of the great situation I’m in. “I am honored to have the opportunity to possibly represent Canora in the WHL.” During the past season he took advantage of the opportunity to play on a midget team even though he was still eligible for bantam. “I think that playing up this year developed me immensely because of the speed of the game and how fast you have to make decisions out there,” said Dereniwsky. He said when his friend at Canora Composite School found out he had been drafted, he received many congratulations and was also asked a number of questions
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Carter Dereniwsky of Canora achieved his dream when he was drafted by the Victoria Royals in the WHL draft on May 2. During the past season he played for the Yorkton Midget AAA RawTec Maulers, even though he was still eligible for the bantam age group. regarding what this opportunity means for his future. “My long term goal for hockey is to play pro and be able to make a living off of the thing I love doing.” Dereniwsky will attend the Victoria Royals exclusive draft camp on August 22 and 23 and then rookie camp August 24 to 26. He may be asked to stay for the team’s regular camp from August
26 to 29. “The WHL allows 15-year-olds to play five games so we are hopeful he will get that opportunity to play a little this season,” said Kristen. “Providing he continues to develop he may have the opportunity to play for the Royals in the 2020-21 season as a 16-year-old. “We are honoured to be a part of the Victoria Royals.”
NOTICE ASSESSMENT ROLL 2019 VILLAGE OF ARRAN Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of The Village of Arran for the year 2019 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, from May 8, 2019 to June 7, 2019. A bylaw pursuant to Section 214 of the Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been mailed. Any person who wishes to appeal his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal accompanied by a $100.00 fee for each assessment being appealed with:
And that I will declare the results of the voting on Thursday the 6th day of June, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the R.M. of Keys Office in Canora.
The Assessor, Village of Arran Box 40, Arran, Sask., S0A 0B0 by the 7th day of June, 2019
Dated this 3rd day of May, 2019
Dated at Arran Saskatchewan this 8th day of May, 2019
Barry Hvidston, Returning Officer
Yvonne Bilsky, Assessor
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HENDERSON, Yvonne Gwyneth born on October 29, 1934 - May 2, 2019 aged 84 years. Yvonne was born in the Bear Stream district eight miles northeast of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Her father Ernest Dixon and mother Beulah (nee Pennell), farmed in the area for most of her childhood. She was known to most as Vonnie. Vonnie and her brother Graham were very close. The two of them walked two and a half miles each day for eight years to the Bear Stream School, often joined by their cousins along the way. At age 17, Vonnie was diagnosed with polio and lost the use of her legs. Following school, she attended the Robertson Secretarial School in Saskatoon and became a typist. On June 30, 1960 she married Mervin Henderson and they resided in Saskatoon where she worked for the city. From there, they moved to Cutbank, Saskatchewan followed by Maple Ridge, BC, from 1973 to 1982. They then moved back to Kamsack to farm. Vonnie remained in her home in Kamsack until moving to the nursing home in 2017. She enjoyed going to church, watching curling, softball and other sports. Her hobbies included knitting and cross-stitching and she loved sharing a cup of tea with visitors. She leaves behind a sister-in-law Ruth Dixon, a niece Brenda Yatabe (husband John and son Ryan), as well as a nephew Dean Dixon (wife Heidi, daughter Tasia and son Parker). She is predeceased by her husband Mervin, brother Graham Dixon and her parents Ernest and Beulah Dixon. Funeral Service was held May 10, 2019 at Westminster Memorial United Church, Kamsack with Reverend Kevin Sprong officiating. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack, SK. For those who wish to donate in memory of Yvonne Henderson may do so to Westminster Memorial United Church Fund. To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit wolkowski.ca.
FISHER: In memory of Kenneth, November 6, 2007. Not a day passes by, Than you donâ€™t cross my mind; Not all of you departed, When you left our earth behind. In my heart there is a place, That only you can hold; Filled with loving memories, More precious than gold. I know you still hear me, So please know this is true; That everything I am today, Is all because of you. --I miss you and love you, Patricia and family.
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THANK YOU: A sincere thanks to the medical staff, Dr. Kumar, Kamsack Ambulance at the Kamsack Hospital for the care in the hospital. At Yorkton Hospital in ICU second floor ward, medical staff, Dr. Okafor for the good care I had. Also to the family, friends that visited me in the hospital and at home. For cards, phone calls, all your well wishes are appreciated. --Patricia Fisher.
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ABBOTT, Leonard - Leonard (Bob) Robert Abbott passed away peacefully, at the age of 94 years, in the Yorkton Union Hospital, Yorkton, SK, May 5, 2019. Bob was born February 12, 1925, in St. Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, MB, the eldest of two children born to Mildred Bateman (nee Abbott). At an early age, Bob moved with his family to Weekes, SK, where he grew up and received his education in the traditional one-room schoolhouse. After finishing his education, he worked on the family farm until enlisting in the Canadian Army in 1943, as a member of the South Saskatchewan Regiment and was sent overseas landing in France in September 1944. After the Victory in Europe, Bob was attached to the Regina Rifle Regiment and served as part of the occupying force in Germany until March 1946. Bob met the love of his life, Comelia (Milly) McAndie, in Dundee, Scotland, May 1945 and after a brief courtship they were married on January 31, 1945 in Scotland. After his discharge from the army, Bob returned to Weekes, where his was soon joined by his bride and he and Milly resumed farming in the Weekes district until he returned to Scotland in 1949 and employment in a mill. At the end of 1950, Bob and family again returned to Canada and Weekes working at various trades, until he gained full-time employment with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1952, as a grain buyer. The family moved many times over the next 14 years, settling in Norquay, where Bob continued his employment with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and started his farming operation in earnest. Bob retired from the elevator in 1974, after 22 years of service and committed his efforts full time to his established farm operation, until 1992, when moved into Norquay and enjoyed a semi-retirement, finally ceasing all farming activity in 2009. Due to health care needs, Bob and Milly made their next final move to Yorkton in the summer of 2017, where they resided until their passing Bob was the proud father of four children, Patricia (David) Polachek, Leonard (Elaine) Abbott, Ian (Joanne) Abbott and Robert (Sophie) Abbott, who all survive him, together, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, his sister, Shirley Cox, sisters and brother-inlaw, Mary and James Robertson and Margaret Grey and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Milly Abbott (nee McAndie), mother, Mildred Bateman (nee Abbott), stepfather George Bateman, his great-great-granddaughter Comelia Abbott, father and mother-in-law, William and Comelia McAndie, brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Sheila McWilliam, Rodney Cox, William and Helen McAndie and Ronald Grey. Bob was the proud recipient of many awards recognizing his contributions to society, including the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal, Commemorative Saskatchewan Centennial medal and the Thank You Canada medal from the citizens of the Netherlands. Bob had many interests in life, but first and foremost was his love of farming. He also was an avid supporter of the Co-operative movement, serving not only as an employee of the Sask Wheat Pool, but also as a delegate and on numerous credit union and retail co-operative boards of directors; the Royal Canadian Legion, in many leadership roles; the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation; the Salvation Army; the United Church of Canada; local community chambers of commerce; serving for a time as village secretary and as an avid supporter and participant in every activity in the communities in which he resided. But perhaps he will be best remembered for his work in restoration of the historical Community Church, on the hill just north of town and in whose cemetery, both Bob and Milly will make their final home. He often referred to the sound of the pipes on both the hill where he and Milly wed and again on the hill at the Community Church, when they celebrated their annual service. Norquay remained his favourite town, Saskatchewan his favourite province and Canada his favourite land, although he would admit to a second love, that of his adopted land, Scotland. In younger years Bob enjoyed many sports activities such as baseball, curling and hockey and was proud of his membership and achievements in the 4-H Club, at Weekes and later as a 4-H leader. In his later years, he focused his attention on local and global history, collecting coins and antiques, fishing, tinkering in his shop, community activities and his love of nature. Bob said he had no regrets in life and the path it followed, thanking the Good Lord many times for lifting him up and carrying him through the rough spots. And now Dad, we leave you sleeping in the gracious keeping of our heavenly Father. Goodbye Dad we love you! In Bobâ€™s honour, a Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, from the Norquay Communiplex Hall, with Rev. Margaret McCallum and Tricia Challoner officiating. Interment followed in the Norquay Community Cemetery, north of Norquay, SK. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Norquay Community Memorial Church or to the Norquay United Church, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Leonard (Bob) Abbott. Family and friends unable to attend are invited to sign an online guestbook at www.lesonsfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements were entrusted to LESONâ€™S FUNERAL HOME, Canora.
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be managed in the province over the next 10 years, with particular emphasis on the thresholds developed to trigger a change in management strategy, stated Conkin. “These thresholds are based on a three-year running average of annual harvest rate, as harvest is well-correlated with population trends. It will dictate whether a liberal/base, restrictive or closed season is implemented,” explained Conkin. “The priority actions required for achieving management objectives for these species are detailed and largely focused on monitoring bird populations annually to ensure all management decisions are science based and made with the best available
information to ensure sustainable population for future generations. “It also focused on maintaining adequate habitat to support sustainable populations into the future and ensuring the allocation of any harvest does not jeopardize the sustainability of these populations and is fairly allocated among users.” In order to develop additional management thresholds and improve how upland game birds are managed in the province, future research priorities include improving understanding of the relationship between weather severity and productivity, and developing land cover maps
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Katherine Conkin, provincial bird biologist with the ministry of environment’s wildlife unit, shared her findings in the 10-year upland game bird management plan in a presentation in Preeceville on April 28. Conkin’s brother John Brewster is posted as a conservation officer in the Preeceville area. From left, were: Brewster and Conkin. that reliably depict presentday habitats that are important to upland game bird species. This plan is a living document and management strategies will be adapted as new information and techniques become available, said Conkin. The goal is to sustainably manage upland game birds and their habitats in Saskatchewan. This plan provides a framework for achieving this goal, and establishes thresholds that will trigger management actions that maintain populations at desirable levels. Adaptive management principles will be implemented, such that the uncertainty inherent in wildlife management is acknowledged and that flexible decision-making allows management strategies to be adjusted as outcomes from management actions and other events are better understood, stated Conkin. “Therefore, the plan is intended to be adaptive to changes in environmental and societal factors of the landscape, as well as to an evolving understanding of the factors acting on upland game bird populations over time. Allocation of upland game bird harvest will be in accordance with the Saskatchewan Game Allocation Framework,” she said. “Saskatchewan is home to seven species of upland game birds, including sharp-tailed grouse, ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, willow ptarmigan, rock ptarmigan, gray partridge and ring-necked pheasant. Wild turkey, although not currently a game bird in Saskatchewan, inhabits the province and is considered an upland game bird in neighbouring jurisdictions, so it is included in this plan.” Other topics that were covered included the characteristics, population status, habitat descriptions and factors that affect bird populations and future monitoring and management.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
RCMP remind public of boating safety as weather gets warmer With summer on its way, the RCMP would like to remind the public of a few boating safety tips to ensure a fun and safe season. The RCMP are responsible for maintaining safe operating conditions on both our roads and on our waterways. Here are some tips to help stay safe: • Obtain a Pleasure
Craft Operator Card; Saskatchewan boat operators caught without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card face a minimum $250 fine. You can expect to see officers on the lakes and rivers throughout the province, so make sure the captain of your boat is carrying their Pleasure Craft Operator Card, as well as proof of
age, with them at all times. • Just like drinking and driving, drinking and boating is a serious offence. First time offenders with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 risk a minimum fine of $1,000, second time offenders risk a minimum of 30 days in jail, while third time offenders could land a minimum of
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mechanically sound. Always have an extra map, check current weather conditions and carry a satellite phone in case of an emergency. • Ensure you have designated a secondary Skipper, one who fully understands the operation of a boat in case of an emergency and ensure they have an operator card as well.
• Always use common sense. Know the rules, be alert at all times, and be considerate of other vessels sharing the waterways. For further information and safety tips, please visit: www.boatinglicensesaskatchewan.com or https:// www.canada.ca/en/healthcanada/services/boatingwater-safety.html
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Annual Horticultural Society Mother’s Day sale a success
SaskPower work crews were out on May 9 to repair “significant damage” caused by farm equipment.
Farm Equipment caused widespread power outage A widespread power outage on May 9 lasted from 12:45 to 7:15 p.m. and affected between 5,000 and 8,000 c u s t o m e r s i n N o r q u a y, Pelly, Preeceville, Sturgis, Buchanan, Canora, Invermay, Kamsack, Togo and areas. “The outage was caused by farm equipment coming into contact with one of our transmission structures,” said information received f r o m S a s k P o w e r. “ T h e
structure sustained significant damage and had to be replaced. Last year alone we had 300 incidents involving farm equipment,” it said. “It’s important to note that all power line contacts are preventable, and that farmers can protect themselves by: • Being aware of the power lines and planning a route ahead of time. • Lowering equipment
An annual event, the Kamsack Horticultural Society’s Mother’s Day sale of baking, garage sale items, plants and pansies, was well attended this year, according to Betty Dix, an organizer and Society member. “Half of the plants on this table sold in the first 10 minutes,” she said. From left, were: Deb Cuervo (customer); Phyllis McKave, an organizer and Society member; Germaine Paul (customer), and Dix.
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Margie Popoff, left, and Lise Rochefort were tending the bake table filled with home-baked goodies at the Seniors’ Centre on Saturday for the Mother’s Day sale.
Having a look at the pansies, a featured plant at the Mother’s Day sale, were Mabel L a i n e , l e ft , a n d Loraine Thomas.
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