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Bringing home the groceries Kamsack resident Bernie Brandt needed supplies from the local Legacy Co-op Food Store on April 8. Finding a dead battery in his car, he decided to use his 1947 Ford Model 2N tractor as transportation. Story and more photos on page 2.

Parkland College awards close to $50,000 in scholarships, area residents benefit On March 12 in Yorkton, Parkland College awarded $49,025 to 59 students from across the region in the 2020 Internal Scholarships. Combined with Entrance Scholarships handed out in September, Parkland College awarded more than $90,000 in the 2019-20 academic year. Rebecca Lawless and Noel Whitehawk of Kamsack were recipients of the Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Opportunity

Scholarships. Ella MacLellan was presented with the Norquay Board of Governors’ Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship. BillieJo Baumung of Calder received the University Sociology Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship. Kalandra Buzinski of C a l d e r, t h e D o l l a r s f o r Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship Cole Rubletz of Hyas was presented with the Audrey

and Lyle Pries Memorial Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship, and Brianne Rozema of Veregin, the Kardynal Transport Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship These awards are made possible through the generosity of local businesses, organizations, community members, College staff, and sponsors and participants in the annual Dollars for Scholars Golf Classic, said a release from the College.

Eligible post-secondary awards are partially matched by funds from the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Scholarship program. Funds are provided to supplement the contributions of local non-government donors. Students interested in learning more about the scholarships available at Parkland College are encouraged to visit scholarships.parklandcollege.sk.ca.

Entrance Scholarships for students beginning Parkland College programs this fall will be awarded in September 2020. Applications for those awards are being accepted until May 19 at http://bit. ly/2020Entrance. 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 for

all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. In partnership with the province’s other post-secondary educational institutions, Parkland College and Continued on Page 7

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A dead car battery leads to creative solution for a trip to the store By Jan Derwores A Kamsack senior resident was dismayed to find his car battery had gone dead on April 8. Confronted with unsettled weather of alternating snow flurries, gusty winds and minus 10 C temperatures under grey skies, Bernie Brandt decided to use whatever transportation was available in order to make a quick trip for some necessary supplies at the Kamsack Legacy Coop Food Store. In this case, it happened to be his 1947 Ford Model 2N tractor. Wearing his insulated outerwear as protection from the cold, and a facemask as protection from

the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, Brandt parked his trusty 2N steed in the parking lot, and proceeded into the store. Upon completing his purchases, and exiting the store, Brandt stopped for a moment to chat about his well-loved tractor, all the while observing social distancing and wearing a face-protective mask. “I used to drive this tractor to school, 70 years ago,” the spry octogenarian said with obvious pride. Brandt went on to explain that his father had passed away in 1972, and the tractor had been sold on auction in 1973. “In 1974, I found the

tractor, and bought it back from the new owners. I’ve had it ever since.” Pointing to the blade attachment, Brandt said he uses the tractor to clean snow in the winter, and he has had to do some mechanical work to his beloved tractor over the years to keep it running. “I changed the electrical system from 6-volt to 8-volt, and it starts better now than it used to when it was newer. It just proves that ‘old’ is ‘wonderful.’” After finding various available spots on his snowblade and tractor body to hang his five bags of groceries, Brandt proceeded to drive to his Kamsack residence.

Bernie Brandt found creative ways to hang his bags filled with groceries from various points on the rear of his 1947 Ford tractor.

Premier Scott Moe will donate his scheduled salary increase to charities On April 1, MLAs and cabinet members in the province received a 1.7 per cent cost of living salary increase. The increase is according to the compensation formula set out by the Legislative Assembly’s all party Board of Internal Economy, according to James Parker, communications advisor with the Premier’s Office. “In light of the current pandemic crisis, I will be donating the entire sum of this increase to Saskatchewan charities, in addition to the amount that I usually donate,”

Moe said. “I am encouraging every MLA and cabinet minister to do the same.” Ryan Meili, leader of the Official Opposition, has indicated he will be donating his increase as well, Parker continued. “Terry Dennis, CanoraPelly MLA, has confirmed he will be donating his salary increase to various charitable organizations, but at the moment is still undecided which charities will benefit,” Parker said. “I believe many MLAs and cabinet ministers have committed to donate the salary increase.” 20043SS0

Throwback Thursday This article about a mother-and-son partnership, Myrna Pister and her son Jeff, who opened the Style-Afoot shoe store in Kamsack, was found in the April 15, 1993 issue of the Kamsack Times.

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Tarp fabrication business rolls into Kamsack Ready Roll Truck Tarps Inc. (RRTT), a roll tarp fabrication company, opened its doors on April 13, in the former Kamsack Strawboard Plant. The facility, located just five kilometres west of Kamsack, right off Hwy. No. 5, is only minutes from the Saskatchewan/ M a n i t o b a b o r d e r, s a i d Ay a Lalonde, marketing director, in a release. “RRTT will provide farmers operating in the S0A, S3N, and R0L postal codes an alternative to traveling several hours to neighboring cities, such as Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, for repair and installation services on roll tarps for their equipment,” she said. “ I t s l a rg e i n d o o r f a c i l i t y, capable of enclosing a super-B and a tandem truck at the same time, allows RRTT to uphold its standards of high quality workmanship by conducting business out of the elements. “The company will also be operating on extended hours during seeding and harvest seasons to accommodate emergency repairs and replacements because it believes that those are critical times for farmers to remain in action.” While custom tarp fabrication is a major focus, RRTT is also an authorized dealer of Michel’s Industries and is currently working to secure authorization to distribute Shur-Co products. As such it will be able to order products on behalf of customers

This large piece of equipment is called a carousel. It will be used to hold all the heavy tarp fabric at Ready Roll Truck Tarps of Kamsack. and provide installation of those items, Lalonde concluded. Due to constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is unable to hold a grand opening event at this time. About Ready Roll Truck

Tarps Inc. Ready Roll Truck Tarps Inc. builds quality agricultural and industrial roll top tarps. “We know that our customers are busy and their time is valuable. Established in 2020 to support

The scissor lift is sitting beneath the overhead crane system which will be used to install and remove tarps on equipment. “The building which houses Ready Roll Truck Tarps is large enough to accommodate large vehicles for installation to be done inside, away from the elements,” said Aya Lalonde, marketing director. the local farming community, we operate out of a large indoor facility in Kamsack. Our hope is to make the installation of new tarps, repairs and routine maintenance less of a hassle and more of a pleasant experience.”

For more information, visit www.readyrolltarps.com or Like Ready Roll Truck Tarps Inc. on Facebook at www.facebook/ R e a d y R o l l Ta r p s a n d F o l l o w on Twitter and Instagram @ ReadyRollTarps.

New COVID-19 cases confirmed in Saskatchewan According to information from the government of Saskatchewan website, as of April 13, there were two (2) new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, bringing the total to 300 reported cases. The total number of cases includes two presumptive cases reported April 12, which have now been confirmed. There are no outstanding presumptive cases. A total of 300 cases are confirmed and zero are presumptive, with 118 cases considered active.

Twenty-one of the cases are individuals in the zero to 19-year-old category; all others are adults, with 53 per cent of the cases males and 47 per cent are females Twenty-seven cases are a result of local exposures that are unidentifiable and are not related to travel or mass gathering/ event-related. Thirty-three cases are healthcare workers, although the source of their infections may not be health care related. Eight individuals are

hospitalized; including eight inpatient hospitalizations and no ICU hospitalizations. Four Saskatchewan residents with COVID-19 have died, while a total of 178 individuals have recovered. To d a t e , 1 9 , 8 0 4 COVID-19 tests have been performed. Summary of Persons with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan (as of April 13, 2020): *Active case count may be an overestimate. Active cases are calculated by


Total Confirmed Active Inpatient In cases cases cases Hospitalization ICU 7 7 5 0 0 56 56 15 1 0 10 10 3 0 0

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The doors are locked, but SIGN is not closed At SIGN (Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbors) the way we provide services has changed. The doors are locked, and SIGN staff is working from home as of March 24, in order to ensure the safety and health of clients and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, said a release. At this time there is no set schedule for how long the new way of providing services will have to be in place. “We continue to look for innovative ways to

implement programs and services while adhering to safety protocols and standards. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time,” the release said. Please note that any information stated here may change at any time, based on the ongoing advice and guidance from Saskatchewan government ministries and provincial and local health authorities. Kamsack Family Resource Centre

FRC staff is available to families via phone, text, Facebook Messenger and email for any questions they have. We a r e n o t o p e n f o r families to play, but can be contacted by text, message or phone with: parenting questions (kiddo not eating? Potty training problems? sleeping issues? Tantrums?); early learning questions (looking for activities to do at home? Send us a message if you’re looking for ideas! We’ve got lots); family wellness

questions (need a meal idea that’s quick and easy? We can send you a recipe. Looking for something fun to do outside? Feeling anxious and just need to check in with someone?); information and referrals (looking for health information? Info on your child’s development?). The FRC can phone many different agencies and access many different resources to help find answers. Call or text Megan at 306-590-8070 or Andrea at

306-590-7535. Call the office at 306542-1010, use Facebook Messenger or email kamsackfrc@signyorkton.ca. Positive Impact The program continues to operate in Kamsack, but the Yorkton office hours are suspended because of the closure of SIGN on Broadway. We are keeping in contact with Yorkton clients through Turning Point staff and by text for those who have access to that option. We are working with the

Kamsack community to address the closure of all free lunch options in town. More details will be provided when available. We are working with public health, Indigenous Services Canada outreach and mobile teams and Stepping Stones staff to support them however possible, including gathering information for staff and clients on government programs available, food options, harm reduction supply distribution, transportation and more.

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A Decade Ago The Kamsack Community Choir purchased a Petroff PIII Silver Grand Piano that was manufactured in Prague, Czech Republic, for less than half the price that it would normally have sold for. The piano was worth $63,000, but was purchased for $28,000 because the manufacturer was slightly changing the design, according to Marilyn Marsh, the Choir’s secretary-treasurer. ***** After five years of steady growth, Kamsack’s Detour youth centre held a grand reopening ceremony to inaugurate the expanded facility the centre was occupying. The centre’s new Youth Inclusion Program is a big step for a small community, according to Karen Brass, a member of the centre’s board of directors. ***** Brenda Eisner, teacher director, presented trophies to KCI students Laura Tomilin, Colby Cottenie, Jane Baetz and Gary Baumung, which had been earned at the regional drama festival in Canora. ***** Kamsack minor hockey coaches Daryl Andrusiak and Darren Schwartz tied as the volunteer of the year. Aiden Broda was named most sportsmanlike player. ***** A young Cote First Nation hockey player, Brianna Cote, who was the number one goalie in the Regina Female Hockey Association, was the first pick for the Estevan Power Dodge Chargers provincial Team.

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Thank you Kamsack Times supporters for continued, valued contributions The Kamsack Times expresses heartfelt thanks to the many businesses who have continued to communicate with its clients through our community newspaper and website. Even more heartfelt thanks go to the dozens of readers who have made a direct financial contribution over the past few days. Every advertisement and donation helps us not only from an operating cost perspective, but it also sends us a very direct message that what we do matters, and you are prepared to support our efforts. We remain 100 per cent committed to keep our community updated on all the local initiatives to help our front line workers and our seniors, and detail other heroic acts of selflessness. We especially want to run updates on how

the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting us all locally and regionally. Today at the Kamsack Times, we are facing unprecedented challenges, as you all are. We have taken drastic efforts to curtail our expenses and all of our staff are taking part in one way or another. Our operations have been supported primarily by the local and regional businesses that have been advertising to our audience for 112 years. That model is terrifically challenged in today’s world. Nearly 50 per cent of all advertising in Canada now goes to the duopoly of Facebook a n d G o o g l e . We , a s a n industry, are challenged to keep Canadian journalists employed and doing their jobs, telling your stories and providing the facts that

you rely on us for. Community Newsmedia organizations like ours are the glue that binds us together as a community. Our content truly reflects the community that we serve. We h a v e n o w i m p l e mented an online donation mechanism on our website www.kamsacktimes.com to make it easy for our supporters, readers and community members to support us with direct contributions. Your contribution will be put toward ensuring our ability to continue to serve our community, here in Kamsack. Please consider the value that we add to our community and your own enjoyment of life here. We will continue to tell compelling stories about your neighborhood and the incredible people that make our

community so special. You will find a direct link to our donation page here: https://support.kamsacktimes.com/. If you prefer to drop a cheque in the mail or would like to discuss your contribution directly with me, please do. I’m at k.lewchuk@sasktel. net I would like to finish by thanking you all for reading our stories in print and online. It is through our strong audience engagement that we create value for our advertisers and sponsors. However in today’s world we all need to do more to ensure that news continues to be available, reliable and truthful. Please do what you can. Sincerely, Ken Lewchuk P u b l i s h e r, K a m s a c k Times

Area resident voices opposition to bottled water sales I have been a contributing member of the Council of Canadians for over 40 years. Now, at the age of 90, I am moved to do something more than giving money. Every living thing on the planet needs water, a God-given gift, to survive. We are told by Health Canada to drink from six to eight glasses of water each day. The Council of Canadians, under the leadership of Maude Barlow, who has been studying and working on water issues all her life, has a set of guidelines for our communities. To become a “blue” community, the powers that are elected to govern our communities must: • Protect water and sanitation as human rights. • Promise to protect water as a public trust by promoting financial water and wastewater services. All decisions about access to water and sanitation must be made by people and their elected officials, not by a for-profit investor. • Where there are accessible clean public water sources available, a Blue Community bans or phases out the sale of bottled water. It is the sale of bottled water that I wish to address. I think that most people who buy bottled water have no idea of the harm and devastation it causes around the world. Who does the water belong to? Big companies like Nestlé, Coca-Cola,

Pepsi and beer giants like Anheuser Busch, along with chemical companies like Dow are all major transnational corporations that privatize, commodify and pollute the planet’s water. To make money these companies cut corners on water quality protection, delivery of services and investing in source water protection. Private water companies charge more for water; often three times the rate of inflation, making it difficult for poor people to survive. By depleting clean water sources around the world, inequality and poverty among countries and within countries rises. Bottled water is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Nestlé is the number one water corporation in the world. Annual sales are $8billionUS per year. The water is taken from individual springs and wells and can deplete large areas of water. Michigan’s Nestlé plant wants to expand its water-taking operations from its current 900 litres to 1,600 litres per minute! There has been a dramatic drop in Twin Creek River. Nestlé pays $200 per year to pump out 530 million litres of water to be put in plastic bottles to be sold. In her book Whose Water Is It Anyway? Maude Barlow tells of some of the disastrous water grabs that have occurred in other countries. Here are some of them:

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• In Ethiopia, because of abundant spring rains, Abyssinia Springs was referred to as the “water town of Africa.” Five different water plants have moved into the area, the major stakeholder being Nestlé. They pump out 50,000 litres of water per hour, so depleting the source, the residents have to walk for miles to find water from muddy wells. • In November 2013, Nestlé launched an aggressive water grab in the Punjab village of Bhati Dilwan. Residents have watched water levels drop hundreds of metres since Nestlé started pumping their ground water for their Pure Life bottled water. People are forced to choke down foul-smelling sludge. • Fiji premium bottled water is found in upscale restaurants and hotels worldwide. In Fiji there are two sources of water; bottled water or tap water, brought through broken and contaminated pipe, carrying typhoid and gastroenteritis. The local people suffer from typhoid and parasitic infections. Scientists have concluded that the energy needed to make the plastic bottles, process the water going into them, and clean, fill, seal, label and transport them to market is the equivalent of about 160 million barrels of oil; up to 2,000 times the energy needed to produce the equivalent volume of tap water. Our addiction to bottled water is pumping 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, equivalent of 20 million homes.

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Then, of course, there is the problem of plastic bottles, 91 per cent of which are not recycled, and take more than 400 years to degrade in the environment. So, when you are going to be away from home for any length of time and need water, please fill a thermos jug with clean, safe water from your tap. We should also mention that minute bits of plastic are found in bottled water. The data and examples written about are also from Whose Water Is It Anyway by Maude Barlow. Barlow is the international best selling author of 19 books. She is the honorary chair of the Council of Canadians and of the Washington based Food and Water Watch. She is on the executive committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and a councillor with the World Future Council. In 2008-09 she served as a senior advisor on water to the 63rd president of the UN General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. In 2005 she won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternate Nobel.” She lives in Ottawa. In conclusion, I ask you to urge your local, provincial and federal governments to join the Blue Community plan and help save the continent. Leona M. Pollock Preeceville

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There will be a time for hugs once more I’m a hugger: an expressive, touchy-feely unable to hide-my-feelings, what you see is what you get woman. Happy when I’m happy, and sad when I’m sad. Those around me say it’s fairly easy to pick up on my “vibe.” Right now I am praying for the return of the days when I will be able to share a warm hug with those of you I love, my family and friends. Social distancing is difficult, demoralizing, confusing and frightening. Each one of us handles it differently, while still trying to follow the rules and “flatten the curve.” This new normal has also brought out some nasty human traits. If one reads the news headlines, one will read: increased reports of sexual exploitation of minors online; increased reports of telephone and email scam activities; individuals “snitching” on neighbors whom they believe are not conforming to the COVID-19 guidelines; reports of persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 intentionally going out in public and coughing on others, especially trying to target law enforcement officers, and persons caught licking items on grocery store shelves in an effort to spread the coronavirus, to list a few. My parents were survivors of the Second World War. They rarely spoke of the horrors they witnessed, and they

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never went into any details with us, their seven children. They did tell us “to be glad to be living in Canada, a country where no one starves to death.” Right now around the world, we are all fighting a war. Not with bombs and bullets, but with hand sanitizer and isolation. A war so different than the one my dear parents lived through. The “invisible enemy” is the novel coronavirus COVID-19. We are being told it can be found anywhere, on any surface, and is highly contagious. We are told by our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, that it is possible for asymptomatic persons to transmit the virus “while speaking moistly.” He recently said, wearing a facemask “protects others more than it protects you because it prevents you from breathing or speaking…

moistly on them.” The information circulating on the Internet is enough to make one’s head spin. We are told to do this, don’t do that, try this, and, “Stay home.” Some nuggets that have emerged suggest taking vitamin C will help lessen the COVID-19 symptoms if one is unfortunate enough to come in contact with it, and that the virus is unable to survive on an oily surface. Use Vaseline or coconut oil on your hands after frequent washing. Dab Vicks VapoRub around your nostrils to trap and kill the virus. Hand sanitizer may be deadly for pets if they ingest it, so don’t allow your furbabies to lick your hands if you have recently applied it, and don’t allow them access to the bottles, which they could chew. When you go out in public, wear a mask, even a homemade one, to help decrease the spread of the virus. Keep in touch by phone or other means. I do believe letterwriting is also an option, but mostly electronic forms of communication are being suggested. Keep your wits and common sense about you. At this time, common sense is more important than ever. It’s that “gut intuition.” Please use it. We will hug again, another day.

Opposition leader calls for enhanced support for seniors By Jordan Stricker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Leader of the Official O p p o s i t i o n Ry a n M e i l i held a press conference on March 31 to call for enhanced support for seniors during the COVID-19 crisis. “The people who built this province, the seniors who have done so much for us over the years, they are also at the highest risk when it comes to COVID-19,”

said Meili. “It’s extremely important that we protect them,” Meili said seniors can be disconnected during the crisis and added not everyone is in a situation where they can self-isolate safely, or stay connected. “That is why we are asking for more from the provincial government in terms of direction for folks who are working with seniors, caring for seniors and

seniors themselves,” said Meili. He is calling for the provincial government to act on clear rules around physical distancing in seniors’ facilities, an injection of additional resources to allow facilities to hire staff to implement physical distancing along with providing additional support for residents facing social isolation. Meili added he is calling on the province to also

add resources for seniors to reach family members, including tables to allow video-calling like Nova Scotia has done. “ We k n o w t h a t f o r a number of years now, our seniors’ centres have been understaffed,” said Meili. “With demands for physical distancing and greater communication with the outside world, there is going to be more demand on staff. We need additional supports

in those facilities now to make sure the ratio between caregiver and resident is enough to actually give people the care they need,” he added. Meili was joined by Wendy Fyrk, whose father is 88 years old and lives at a facility in Prince Albert. Fyrk has been told her father will be losing access to homecare. “Families are being asked to either come in

and provide the support our parents and grandparents need, or to bring their family member home, as our homecare supports are to be moved to acute care,” said Fyrk. “In a 110-person facility with an average age of 85, having family members provide care increases the risk of spreading COVID-19 in my father’s home, putting all of these seniors at risk,” she added.

Let’s see your spring/Easter art Earlier in Kamsack, a call went out fo r re s i d e n t s to , “Decorate your window or front ya rd fo r a s o c i a l distancing egg h u n t .” I t w a s suggested to “start with spring ar t if you want to keep this enter taining for longer.” These works of art were enter taining for families taking a neighborhood stroll during this time of social distancing and isolation due to the COVOD-19 pandemic which has gripped the world.

Editor’s Note If you would like to write a letter to the editor, feel free to do so. What is required is the author’s name and signature attached, as well as a phone number where they may be contacted. Mail your letter to: Box 746, Canora, Sask. S0A 0L0, Fax (306) 563-6144 or email to canoracourier@sasktel.net or simply drop it off at the office.

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Area Charolais bull sale goes well Calvin Daniels Yorkton This Week Neilson Cattle

Company hosted its annual Charolais bull sale at the farm near Willowbrook

on March 23. Joanne Neilson reported that while only a

small group of potential buyers registered on-site there was brisk bidding from online bidders, (the sale was viewable via the web), and via telephone bids. In the end Neilson termed the sale “one of our best” with all 31 bulls

on offer sold, for an average of $5,529. High volume buyer was Matador Pasture which picked up five bulls over the telephone. Two bulls tied as the high sellers of the sale. The first went to Marcus B a u e r o f C a l d e r, w h o

bought ‘NCC Cadillac 68F’ for $7,000. Then R&S Wlock of Fenwood bought ‘NCC Legend 7F’ also for $7,000. “The sale was very steady with lots of action,” said Neilson. “We were very happy for all the support.”

A potential buyer checked out the bulls prior to the Neilson Cattle Company bull sale near Willowbrook on March 23. Submitted Photo

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One of the bulls was enthusiastically getting ready moments before bull sale started. He sold to Matador Pasture for $6,750. Submitted Photo

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Remember when Facebook bought a case of Girl Guide Cookies to support your daughter?

Remember when provided free pizza to your son or daughter’s soccer team when they won the championship?

Neither do we! Local Businesses and their owners are the heart of our town. They live here. They play here. They invest here. They need our support, now more than ever.

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College offering courses through alternate delivery options Continued from Front Page all Saskatchewan Regional Colleges suspended all classes and programming as of March 20, the release continued. In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Regional College programs are being offered online or through alternative delivery options where possible. “We appreciate that this is challenging time for students, faculty, and staff,� said Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, Parkland College president and CEO.

“Our management team is working with public health officials and our partners to best address the situation. Our focus is on the health and safety of our entire campus community. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will continue to share information as soon as it becomes available.� Together with the Ministry of Advanced Education and other post-secondary institutions in the province, Parkland College staff are working remotely, wherever possible.

Limited key services will be available only at the Yorkton Main Campus. Access to the campus will be restricted to employees who are providing critical services, such as Technology, Facilities, and Finance, and staff who are needed to support online

instruction. All nonessential College sponsored events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. For the latest information on Parkland College’s response to COVID-19, visit www.parklandcollege.sk.ca.

Ella MacLellan of Norquay was presented w i t h t h e Norquay Board of Governors’ Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship.

Rebecca Lawless of Kamsack was the recipient of a Town of Kamsack Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship from the Parkland College.


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@ReadyRollTarps Brianne Rozema of Veregin was the recipient of the Kardynal Transport Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan O p p o r t u n i t y Scholarship from the Parkland College. Kalandra Buzinski of Calder was awarded the Calder Dollars for Scholars Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship


The Canora Courier Fridays 12 p.m. The Preeceville Progress Mondays 11 a.m. The Kamsack Times Mondays 12 p.m.

New Toll-Free Phone Line for General COVID-19 Questions The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has launched a dedicated, toll-free phone line for general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic that are not health-specific.


June 13, 2020 – 10 AM CST Estate of Paul Gazdewich


Call: 1-855-559-5502 Staffed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. saskatchewan.ca/COVID19

Terry Dennis, MLA for Canora-Pelly 306-563-1363

Proud member of SK. & MB Auctioneers Association

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Wednesday, April 22

Recognizing the important contributions made by administrative professionals. A draw will be held containing the names of the participating businesses. One lucky business will receive a bouquet of flowers to present to their administrative professional(s) in recognition of their hard work.


Shelly and Anna


Thanks for the excellent job you do. We appreciate you throughout the year!

for a job well done! Your dedication means a lot!

Kamsack Veterinary Clinic Kamsack 542-2898

Kamsack • 542-3886


Thank You for all you do all year. You are so appreciated.

Nikki, Natalie, Tricia and Cassidy Thank you for all your hard work... We couldn’t do it without you!

Carlotta, Lucille, Cynthia and Allison


for a job well done! Your dedication means a lot!




Kamsack 542-2565

During these trying times we send thanks to essential care workers.

for your dedication & the fine job you do!

Kamsack • 542-3501

Kamsack • 306-542-2231



Thank You

Thank You

We appreciated the wonderful job you do throughout the year.

for your dedication & commitment to your job

Kamsack 542-3633

512 First Street - Kamsack 542-2626


Lynn and Wendy


We appreciate the fantastic job you do throughout the year.

for a job well done! Your dedication means a lot.

Kamsack 542-2450

Crystal and Kim

Thank you so much for your dedication and Commitment to your Job.


Dianne and Amanda


for a job well done! Your dedication means a lot!

Country Service Kamsack • 542-2352

Thank you to our Admin Staff You are all kinds Of AMAZING !!

Fedoruk Seeds Kamsack 542-4235

542-2060 • Kamsack

Town of Kamsack • 542-2155

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WOSMINITY, Adam David Born September 24, 1945 March 29, 2020 aged 74 years. The family of Adam Wosminity wishes to announce that on Sunday, March 29th 2020, at the Yorkton Union Hospital, a life was taken too early. Adam David Wosminity was born on September 24, 1945 in Kamsack, SK. He was welcomed into this world by his two older sisters Adeline and Betty and his proud parents Mary and Paul. Being the youngest, the family doted on that big baby boy! Stories of his childhood revealed the challenges of being raised in a farming family with little means in a tiny home. He had fond memories of his favourite childhood meal, yashnitsa, bread dipped into a mixture of fried cream and eggs. Adam attended Luzan School in his early grades and KCI high school in Kamsack where he enjoyed being a member of the basketball team. Adam met Joan, his future lifelong partner at a dance in Rhein. They quickly fell in love and were married on July 12, 1969 at St. Mary’s Church in Yorkton. They moved to Lynn Lake MB, where Adam found employment at the Nickle Mine, and after two years, he was called back to the farm to help his parents. A half a mile from the family homestead, Joan and Adam started their family, and raised three children: Jason, Todd, and Jennifer. While Adam worked both on and off the farm to provide for his family, Joan spent her time learning to cook Ukrainian dishes from Adam’s mother, Mary. Throughout the course of his life, he farmed, he managed the Kamsack Skating & Curling Rink, he was a councillor for the RM, and he drove a school bus for 35 years. Of all the careers he had, driving the bus was his favourite. He cherished all of his bus kids, often treating them to goodie bags during the holidays and rewarding them with a stop at the local ice cream shop at the end of the school year. He loved having coffee with his fellow bus drivers and never missed a chance at trying to win the lotto with the group tickets. Adam worked tirelessly his whole life and was always willing to give a hand to a neighbour or a friend or a complete stranger who was in need. In his younger years, he volunteered to manage Todd’s hockey teams and had many after game “discussions” with the coaches and parents. When Adam was not working, he volunteered with the Knights of Columbus and was an active member of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Being hospitable was important to Adam and he taught us to be generous, to care for others, and to help out anyone that was ever in need. Adam was an amazing role model. As Adam reached his later years, two events changed the course of his life. When Adam retired from farming, a positive outlook replaced the stress and instability of being a farmer. He spent many days enjoying the simplest tasks which included planting enough garlic and potatoes for everyone he knew, because as you know, someone might be in need of produce. He cherished the times when neighbours dropped by for a “cold one” to discuss the Riders, the Blue Jays or the progress of the crops throughout the season. The second was the birth of his seven grandchildren whom he adored, and he often spent many hours driving or flying just for a visit. Gido was not the type to wrestle or fool around, but he taught the grandkids to play various card games, he gave lawn tractor rides, and he transformed his backyard into a playground for the kids to enjoy. He took pride in starting their coin collections and gave them money for “planting the garden” or for no reason at all. He loved his grandchildren so much and they will always remember the love bestowed upon them. In his final moments, Adam knew how much his family and friends loved him. His life had a positive impact upon us, he looked out for us when he was alive, and he will continue to do so in his passing. Adam is predeceased by his parents, Mary and Paul; his brother-in-law Wilf; his nephew Murray; great-nephew Joshua and great-niece Madison. Adam is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Joan, son Jason (Tanya) and their sons Carson and Aiden of Saskatoon, their son Todd (Jennifer) and their daughters Isabella, Sophie, Emma and Annika of Barbados, and their daughter Jennifer (Dalibor) and their son Adam Luka of Saskatoon. He is survived by his sister Adeline (George) Nykolaishen, nephew Ron (Theresa) and their family, niece Sandy and her family, nephew Allen and his family, and nephew Daryl (Rosie) and their family. He is also survived by his sister Betty, her son Garry (Tia) and their family, his great-nephew Samuel, and his niece Tami (Todd) and their family. A private ceremony will be held for Adam on April 16th, and a public celebration of life will occur at a later date. Although distance keeps us apart, the family asks that you keep Adam in your hearts and remember the love that he had for all of you. The Wosminity family thanks everyone for the kind words and acts of sympathy, flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish to leave a donation in memory of Adam can do so to the St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Fund (Box 27, Runnymede, SK S0A 3P0). To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit wolkowski.ca.


REAL ESTATE SERVICES Large home for sale in Saskatoon. Quiet central neighborhood. 8 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2800 sq. ft. Plus additional 900 sq. ft. unfinished basement. 2 car garage. Asking $443,000. Call 306-2208523 for details.

HOUSES FOR RENT 2 and 3-bedroom houses for rent. Phone 542-3501, (306)331-7012.

FEED & SEED NOTICES / NOMINATIONS Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Association’s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at www.swna.com. PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 550,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306-649.1405 for details.



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If you feel unwell and think you require urgent or emergent care, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency department. Medical professionals are there to care for you, just as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more information about this announcement on the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s website: https:// www.saskhealthauthority.ca/ news/releases/Pages/2020/ April/Public-remindedto-seek-emergency-andhospital-care-when-needed. aspx CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Currently accepting applications for CROP HAIL ADJUSTERS for the 2020 hail season. (July - October) Semi-retired or retired this job is for you! Competitive salary, all expenses & mileage paid, health spending account and pension plan. We provide extensive training using our industry leading crop hail adjusting program. Email: dtiefenbach@smhi.ca for application form and job overview. 306-569-1852 ext 170.




Applications are being accepted for the position of Beaver Control Officer for the Rural Municipality of St. Philips No. 301.

In the estate of Helen Irene Derwores, late of Kamsack, Saskatchewan, deceased. All claims against the above estate, duly verified by statutory declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 20th day of June 2020.

Applicants must possess a valid and current trapping license through the Ministry of Environment at the time their service is provided (the office requires a copy); a qualified trapper will be eligible to be paid $30/beaver tail. Specific Trapper Verification Forms from the R.M. must be complete to receive payment. Applicants are invited to submit their application, on or before 5 p.m. Wednesday April 22, 2020, (please note extension to apply) including their name and contact information via fax at 1-306-595-4941 or email rm301@sasktel.net or by mail to: Rural Municipality of St. Philips No. 301 Box 220 Pelly, SK S0A 2Z0

Attention: Janice Derwores PO Box 2158 Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0

For further information, call the municipal office at 306-595-2050.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FORAGE SEED FOR SALE: Organic & conventional: Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, Timothy, etc. Free Delivery! Birch Rose Acres Ltd. 306-921-9942.

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The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) reminds residents to continue to access available emergency departments (EDs) and hospitals for the care patients need. Local EDs and hospitals remain safe places for individuals to go for acute care services. Hospital emergency departments (EDs), cancer services, and urgent and emergent medical imaging (x-ray) and surgical services continue to be provided, said a release. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) also continue to meet patient needs. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Two year old and yearling Red and Black Angus bulls. Anderson Cattle Co, Swan River MB 204734-2073.


Public reminded to seek emergency and hospital care when needed

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The R.M. of St. Philips & the Village of Pelly (joint office) invites applications for an administrative assistant. This is a permanent part-time (currently 4 days per week) position starting as soon as can be arranged. Applicant must be bondable. Experience as an Office Assistant, using computers especially in Microsoft Office and/or Munisoft, and accounting skills along with strong communication and organizational abilities would be assets. Preference will be given to an applicant who possesses, or is willing to obtain, a Local Government Authority Certificate. A competitive wage depending on qualifications and experience plus benefits package including pension plan will be offered. Please submit resumes with current references and wage expectations to: Box 220, Pelly, SK S0A 2Z0; fax: 306-595-4941; email: town.pelly@sasktel.net; phone: 306-595-2124 or 2050 by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020.

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Kamsack has a COVID-19 test site, although testing for COVID-19 is only available in Saskatchewan by referral, not for walk-in testing Patients are being advised to use the self-assessment tool to determine if they should be tested for COVID-19. Those who fit the criteria and suspect they may have COVID-19 can obtain a referral to a community testing site by phoning 811 or contacting their family physician, their nurse practitioner or their local Public Health

Communicable Disease Control office, said information on the Government of Saskatchewan website. Addresses for specific COVID-19 testing sites and COVID-19 Assessment and Treatment Centres are provided to patients after referrals are made and testing is booked. Patients will be informed of the address during those conversations.

The following locations perform COVID-19 screening and testing only. No patient assessment or care is performed at these locations. Assiniboia, Beauval, Birch Narrows, Black Lake, Buffalo Narrows, B u ff a l o R i v e r, C a n o e Lake, Cumberland House & Cumberland House FN, Deschambault Lake, English River, Estevan,

File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, Fond du Lac, Fort Qu’Appelle, Hatchet Lake, Hudson B a y, H u m b o l d t , I l e L a Crosse, Indian Head, K a m s a c k , K i n d e r s l e y, La Loche, La Ronge, Lloydminster, Maidstone/ Lashburn, Maple Creek, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Melville, Montreal Lake, Moose Jaw, Moosomin, Nipawin, North


Battleford, Onion Lake, Outlook, Pelican Narrows, Prince Albert, Red Earth & Shoal Lake, Regina, Rosthern, Saskatoon, Shellbrook, Southend, Stanley Mission, Swift Current, Tisdale, Touchwood Agency Tribal Council, Turtleford, Unity, Wadena, Waterhen Lake, Weyburn, Yorkton. “ We u n d e r s t a n d t h a t residents have questions

about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. If you have recently travelled internationally and are experiencing respiratory or flulike symptoms, please call HealthLine 811. Public inquiries may be directed to COVID19@health.gov. sk.ca. You can also contact your local Public Health Office,� the website stated.


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ADVERTISING DEADLINE REMINDER The weekly deadline to book advertising space in the Kamsack Times is

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ADVERTISE IN THIS SPACE Call The Kamsack Times at 306-542-2626 to have your business included in the directory. The Kamsack & area

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Even when we’re apart, we stand together. While physical distancing is the right thing to do to defeat the COVID-19 virus, coming together to support one another is the most important thing we can do to keep our country strong. In these uncertain times, we need each other more than ever before. That’s why we’ve created the RBC Client Relief Program. You’ve had many questions and will have many more as events evolve. We want you to know we are listening, and we’ll provide the support you need, especially if you are in challenging circumstances. First, let me share what we’re doing to relieve some of the day-to-day pressure on your personal finances by: •

Deferring payments on mortgages, credit cards, installment loans and auto loans for up to six months;

Providing access to skipped payments through self-service online banking;

Ensuring credit scores are not impacted by deferred payments, and;

Waiving certain fees, like stop payment fees and ATM statement fees.

Second, we know many of our clients are facing additional pressure from lost employment, a major disruption in their business or unique family circumstances. Our employees are here to connect with you directly to create a personal plan to relieve the pressure you are facing. This may include reducing credit card interest charges by 50% for clients receiving credit card minimum payment deferrals. If you are experiencing more extreme financial hardship, please book a call with an advisor through our online appointment booking service. Third, for our commercial and small business clients – key engines of the Canadian economy – you can count on RBC to provide immediate relief by enabling payment deferral and temporary limit increases where needed. We are also temporarily waiving setup fees for business client enrollment in electronic cash management and remote cheque processing solutions. We are working closely with government to implement their new programs for business, and our advisors are here to help you. RBC has been serving Canadians for more than 150 years and we’ve seen a lot during that time. The challenges may differ, but the resolve of our employees never wavers. I want to thank all our employees for their compassion and extraordinary dedication during this time. The situation today is very fluid, and as events evolve so will our approach. We stand together with you.


Neil McLaughlin Group Head Personal & Commercial Banking RBC

For information on the RBC Client Relief Program, go to rbc.com/covid19 or book a call with an advisor at rbc.com/appointment.

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