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Thursday, September 13, 2018 • Volume 111 • Number 34


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First day of school September 4 was the first day back to class for students at Victoria School. Glen Allen and Janine Scott brought their son Chase Allen (right, front) to school where he is beginning kindergarten. Yo u n g e r b r o t h e r Luke, age 2, is still too young to attend school.

Residents introduced to new Kamsack dentist at meet and greet on Sunday Kamsack residents had an opportunity to come out and enjoy cookies and refreshments at the Kamsack Senior Centre on Sunday and meet the new dentist who will be opening a fullservice dental practice in the Assiniboine Valley Medical Clinic. Dr. Michael Mah, his fiancée Vivi Ho and office manager Shandie Leis were on hand to meet residents of Kamsack and area at a meet and greet event organized by the Assiniboine Valley Health and Wellness Foundation on September 9. Mayor Nancy Brunt, a member of the Foundation, was there to greet the new

dentist, Dr. Michael Mah, and his fiancée Vivi Ho, both of Red Deer, Ab., and Shandie Leis of the Togo area who will be the new office manager for the dental office to be located in the Assiniboine Valley Medical Clinic. “I want to say that the community and Town of Kamsack have been great in supporting the establishment of a dental clinic in the current medical clinic building, and I and my team are looking forward to working with this community,” Mah said. “It is my intention to provide a wide range of dental services in the new

dental practice which includes dental surgery, implants, orthodontics and denture fabrication as well as regular extractions, fillings and emergency dental procedures. “We expect to be operational by November 1 and expect to be taking bookings by mid-October. “There will be one fulltime dentist on staff, Dr. Marc, plus three other dentists on the team, one of whom is myself, who will provide dental procedures in our area of expertise,” he said. “We have been made to feel most welcome in this Continued on Page 2

Outside the Senior Centre in Kamsack a community meet and greet event was held on Sunday to meet the new dentist setting up a practice in the Assiniboine Valley Medical Clinic. From left, were: Shandie Leis, office manager; Dr. Michael Mah, dentist, and Vivi Ho, Mah’s fiancée.

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Sadok will celebrate 15 years with founding instructor at the helm The 2018-19 dance year for Kamsack’s Sadok Ukrainian Dance Club will mark its 15th year in the community. The dance club’s ultimate goal is to share Ukrainian culture through dance and music with anyone and everyone said AnnaLee Parnetta, instructor. “One does not have to be Ukrainian to participate in Ukrainian dance.” Sadok was initiated by AnnaLee (nee Fuhr) Parnetta who administered the club activities and instructed students from the fall of 2004 until the spring of 2010. That spring Parnetta stepped away from the club to pursue other projects. Since then Sadok became operational with a parent-driven executive and hired instructors from the surrounding area. In the fall of 2017 Parnetta returned as instructor of Sadok. During the last 15 years Sadok has taught many people the joys of Ukrainian dance and cultural traditions, Parnetta said. “During its first year as a club there were six adult dancers and seven student dancers, ages four to 15, and although it was a small group it was a good start and those dancers had a fun time learning about Ukrainian dance,” Parnetta said. By the 2009-10 dance year there were 30 student dancers, aged four to 18, and 16 adult dancers. This past year Sadok had 10 student dancers, aged four to 15, and welcomed back 10 adult dancers throughout the year. “Over the years Sadok has

taken time every spring to dance at the Kamsack Nursing Home and Eaglestone Lodge to share dances with the older folks of the community,” Parnetta said. “As well the club also dances at the Kamsack Museum opening in May when possible. Along with performing locally the dancers also participate in one or two Ukrainian dance competitions in either Saskatchewan or Manitoba. “Attending dance competitions provides the older dancers exposure to what other students are learning along with gaining feedback from adjudicators which in turn helps the dancers to improve their dance skills. Many of the Sadok dancers may not have a direct connection to the Ukrainian culture but have found it rewarding to participate in cultural dance and learn about Ukrainian cultural history,” she said. Parnetta has been involved with Ukrainian dance for 43 years as a dancer, instructor and seamstress. Ukrainian dance is more than a job, it is part of her life and something she is proud to share with others, she said. Parnetta feels she has been fortunate to have danced with dance schools in Yorkton, Winnipeg, Regina, Dauphin, Kamsack and Swan River, saying that the stages on which she has performed have been as small as the carpeted floor at the local nursing home and as grand as the amphitheatre stage at Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin. Her most favourite stages were the ones

The Sadok Ukrainian Dance Club, from left, are: (back row) Kerri Pfeifer, Brenda Wyllychuk, Laura Remezoff and Dawn Krawtz, and (second back row) Shelly Lin, Melody Lin, Josh Hilton, Maklayla Romaniuk, Lee Vidomski, Haven Krawetz and AnnaLee Parnetta, and (middle row) Taylor Thurlow, Kira Salahab, Finley Hudye, Ava Vidomski and Meesha Romaniuk, and (front) Morgan Lawless and Jameson Parnetta. Unavailable for the photo was Noreen Balabuck. (Photo by Julie Shiner Photography.) on which she performed when she toured Ukraine in 2000 with Tavria Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble. Parnetta is looking forward to the upcoming 15th year for Sadok and invites everyone to come and visit her at the Kamsack town wide registration on September

13. “If you miss seeing me there than please come out to the Sadok open house at the Kamsack Playhouse Theatre on September 20,” she said. “Age groups and dance times are posted in the Kamsack Times. If you are an adult and interested

in joining, the adult classes will begin the week after Thanksgiving. “Sadok Ukrainian Dance Club looks forward to registering returning dancers along with welcoming new dancers for our 15th year in the Kamsack community,” Parnetta said.

New dentist expects to be operational in Kamsack in November Continued from Page 1 community and we feel it’s very important that we fulfill our goal to provide a familyoriented community practice with the kind of service where people feel comfortable and free of anxiety when they come to our clinic for dental treatment.”

“I already feel very much at home in Kamsack,” said Vivi Ho who is Mah’s fiancée. “I am a big-city girl, but when I arrived here everyone made me feel welcome and I feel like I want to stay.” Ho has been in Canada for only a year-and-a half, having come to Calgary from Viet

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Nam to be with her fiancée. “I worked as a journalist in Viet Nam, and have been working hard to improve my knowledge of the English language since coming to Canada,” she said. Mah was born in Toronto, but his family moved to Red Deer when he was only two years old. “I consider myself a small-town prairie boy,” he said. Mah’s grandfather began a family-run business years ago, and because of this Mah feels that good customer service is his number one priority. “I was educated and trained in Vancouver, B.C., New York and Harvard, having completed externships in the U.S., but will always cherish my small-town roots,

A meet and greet event was held at the Kamsack Senior Centre on Sunday to allow the community to meet the new dentist, his fiancée and office manager. At the Senior Centre, from left, were: Vivi Ho, Dr. Michael Mah’s fiancée; Mayor Nancy Brunt; Dr. Michael Mah, dentist; Shandie Leis, office manager for Dr. Mah’s dental practice; Ron Zarchikoff, local contractor, and Helen Panchuk. so am very pleased to be setting up a practice in a rural Saskatchewan community,” he said. Shandie Leis will be the office manager of the new

Meeting to follow 7 pm at KCI Library We will also be at the town-wide registration on Thursday, September 13. Pre-register for Hockey Development Camp to be held in October, $75.00 for K.M.H.A. members.

dental practice. She lives with her husband, Kyle Leis, and their two children on a farm between Runnymede and Togo. Having grown up

in Manitoba, near Saskatchewan, she received her training in The Pas at UCN (University College North) and has been a dental assistant since 2009.


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Woman and daughter lose everything in house fire A Kamsack woman and her daughter are homeless after having lost everything in a house fire on September 5. Dorrine Ironstand and her daughter Misty Dawn Quewezance are appealing to the community for donations and looking for a new home that is wheelchair accessible after a blaze at 144 Wallace Street completely destroyed the house they had been living in and renting for the last five years. “We have nothing left,” said Ironstand. “Even our pet cats were lost in the blaze,” she said tearfully. It was only by luck that there was no one home at the time the fire started. Ironstand left the house with a friend around 4 p.m. on the afternoon of the fire. Her daughter was visiting with her father at the time. “When I returned home after 5 p.m. the house was all in flames and the emergency vehicles were already on the scene, including the Kamsack fire department. Nothing was saved,” she said. Ironstand has been confined to a wheelchair for the past 10 years and is in need of a place to stay that is wheelchair accessible. Tamara Cote is a friend of the homeless women and has been trying to help them put together some interim help until permanent living accommodations can be found.

Reed Woodworth is beginning Grade 2 at Victoria School. With him is his mother, April Macdonald.

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D o rri n e I ro n s t a n d h a s b e e n c o n fi n e d to a wheelchair for the past 10 years and “lost everything” in a house fire on September 5 when the house she was renting on Wallace Street with her daughter, Misty Dawn Quewezance, was completely destroyed by fire. Anyone who is able to help out in the aftermath of this house fire is asked to contact Tony or Dorrine at 306-590-7029,

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A home on Wallace Street in Kamsack was completely destroyed in a blaze on September 5. The Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department was called out around 5 p.m. and found the house fully engulfed in flames. “We spent three-and-a-half hours on the scene battling the blaze which was difficult

to extinguish due to the wood-shavings and sawdust insulation of the structure,” said Ken Thompson, acting fire chief. “There were no occupants n the house when we arrived and no injuries were reported.” The house has been deemed a total loss, and the cause and origin of the fire is undetermined and still under investigation at this time. 18092PS0 18093PS0

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Perspective Kamsack Times

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A Decade Ago

Accepting an invitation from the mayor of Kamsack, Darryl Binkley , representatives of 19 of the 22 not-for-profit personal care homes in Saskatchewan met in Saskatoon with the objective of forming The Saskatchewan Non-Profit Personal Care Home Association. ***** Brian Clough and Audrey Maertz opened a new ice cream business in Pelly and they decided to use Pelly the Penguin as their mascot and for their business name. The penguin character had been used to promote the community’s winter ice carnival in the 70s. ***** The Kamsack Power House Museum committee celebrated the harvest season by staging what members hope will become an annual event: Harvest Fest. The day began with a pancakes-and-sausage breakfast in which over 110 plates were served, according to Lydia Cherkas, committee president. ***** Two Kamsack couples, Lee and Fran Edkins and Ben and Diane Christie developed a partnership agreement to open a business in a main street building, formerly Gabel’s Men’s Wear, which they called What’s In Store, and were planning to sell donated used items and some consignment items. ***** Using the stage name of Gordo Bones, Gordon Mark of Petersfield, Man., was to make his second appearance at the Kamsack Indoor Rodeo as the clown/barrel man.

Politicians wrong to pick Trump over Trudeau on trade There’s very little we can do about the trade problems at the international level that are so critical to us. The best we can hope for is that these problems are not made worse at the national or even at the provincial level by politicians eager to score local political points. The key to this would be for our politicians to not get caught up in games, but instead support the idea that we do need to find a solution. In that regard, a lot of our politicians need to do better. They need to think about how their politicking may cost us in the long run. This is not to say that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserves a free pass for his handling of the North American Free Trade Agreement and certainly not for the botched handling of the Trans Mountain pipeline that he purchased from Kinder-Morgan, but can’t now get approval to build. That said, let’s understand there will be a chance for Canadian voters to exercise their frustrations with the Trudeau Liberal government at the polls in a year from now. And there are couple of other things we need to recognize. As suggested by Jeremy Harrison, provincial Trade and Export Development minister, there really isn’t an issue as important to Saskatchewan as trade. “We need to get a deal. This is incredibly important for our economy, which is probably the most exportdependent in the entire country, and we’ve been concerned about a pattern we’ve been seeing, moving backward on

Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader-Post

market access, moving backward on trade access; not moving forward,” Harrison recently told David Fraser of the Leader-Post. All politicians, including Harrison, who does have a penchant for seeing the world through the political lens first, need to keep this foremost in mind. Second, we need to respect that Canadians of all political stripes, Conservatives like former interim leader Rona Ambrose and Liberals like Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, are working exceedingly hard at getting a NAFTA deal with the U.S. that works in the interests of all Canadians. This is how it should be, for there are just some issues that are bigger than the mundane partisanship politics. There are just times when politicians, pundits and everyone else have to make a pronounced statement that declares their country comes before their politics. This absolutely must apply to the NAFTA talks. And

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that should now be blatantly obvious to everyone after the story late last month in which U.S. President Donald Trump made it known to journalists with Bloomberg News in offthe-record comments (first reported by the Toronto Star) that any deal reached would be “totally on our terms” and that Canadians would have “no choice” out of fear of tariffs on automobiles. “Off the record, Canada’s working their ass off. And every time we have a problem with a point, I just put up a picture of a Chevrolet Impala,” Trump is reported to have said, referring to a model of a car made at a Canadian GM plant. Yet despite confirmation of Trump’s unfair belligerence that surely must be having an effect on the tactics of the U.S. negotiators handpicked by Trump, we have seen Canadian pundits blame Trudeau for the supposed failure in negotiation. Even worse, we have seen Conservative politicians attempt to use this opportunity to score political points, the worst case of which was likely Saskatchewan Senator David Tkachuk appointed by former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney 28 years ago for the sole purpose of passing a harmonized goods and services tax. Sadly, some Conservatives have eagerly repeated and supported Tkachuk’s position. This is a massive disservice to the nation. There are times when we simply need our politicians to be better.

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Letters to the Editor

Reader unhappy with smoke in the air Enjoying the smoke? Personally, I am unaccustomedly and uncomfortably congested and I have relatively healthy 67-year-old lungs. I sympathize with those that already have breathing problems. The authorities recommend we stay inside and filter our air with electronic conditioners, which suggests consuming more fossil fuel-produced electricity, which means those recommendations only exacerbate the environmental conditions that cause the smoke in

the first place. The smoke is caused by out of control forest fires. The fires are caused by drought. The drought is caused by global warming which in turn is caused by our international industrial complexes’ insistence on using dirty energy sources to operate the economic activities we all use to be employed, buy the basics like food, shelter and clothing and condition the air we breath because of the smoke. The dirty energy giants have known for decades that

environmental collapse would be the result of their ambitions to control energy production but in typical capitalist fashion they chose profit and power over the health of the planet and those that live here. The existing dirty energy giants’ activities require toxic contamination from production to consumption resulting in the environmental collapse we are witnessing. Nor do they have any incentive to stop producing. They labour endlessly to control governments and production, to

suppress and brainwash labour and the consumer in order to maximize profits and consolidate power into their hungry hands. This is the path they have chosen because clean energy transitions and diversifies the control of wealth and power into the hands of the local individuals and communities that invest in it, supposedly leaving the giants in a less influential position. The solution to continued environmental collapse is glaringly simple. It starts with

the simple transition to renewable, natural, clean energy. Clean energy can drive the economy better than dirty energy not just because it is clean but because it is everywhere in its diversity, waiting to be harnessed. It can be produced and consumed in our local communities, eliminating the need for the massive, invasive, controlling infrastructures of dirty energy. Clean, cheap, energy locally produced and consumed becomes much more user friendly as our economic

driver. It offers to gratify the commoner’s human potential. It smoothly expands into creative innovation, production and employment for anyone with the intellectual capacity to exploit cheap (eventually free) energy. We really are not sheep even though we act like it by trusting the power-hungry Oligarchs and their political lackeys of dirty energy that are shepherding us over this cliff of environmental collapse. Greg Chatterson Fort San

Following Jesus requires examination of one’s intentions and beliefs By Rev. Nancy Brunt, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Kamsack What kind of teacher leads his pupils to violate revered elders’ teachings, that is, the legal interpretations affirmed by scribes and Pharisees? Mark 7:1-8 tells us about the Pharisees criticizing Jesus for letting his disciples eat without washing. To be clear, Jesus does not dismiss the issue of defilement as insignificant. He does not declare the Mosaic Law unimportant. He disagrees with these scribes and Pharisees’ interpretations of certain laws. He reasserts the law’s basic concern to be about restraining evil and avoiding defilement. Yet here’s the problem for us human beings: evil and defilement stem from places rather deeply embedded within our very selves. What is more important than any tradition is speaking the truth from your heart. There’s a concept. We need only the ramping up of the political season to remind us that words and actions are a revelation of character. What we say and what we do reveal who we are. It is that simple. Jesus knew that. Mark wants us to know that. And we often forget that. This is a “come to Jesus” text, if you will. That is, if you expect to follow Jesus, then this will demand an excruciating examination of yourself, your true intentions, your true beliefs, and on what you stake your relationship with God. Here’s the funny thing. So many of those who think that

A Voice from the Church – Column by members of the Kamsack Ministerial Association

their words and actions are worthy of our praise do not understand that it’s their character we reject. Yet, at the same time, we spend a lot of energy saving persons, redeeming persons and lifting up persons whose words and actions damage and demoralize and demean. We presume, “They didn’t really mean it. They didn’t know what they were saying.” Well, they probably did. And, in all honesty, it is probably who they are. Because those who are allowed to have a public hearing need also to accept the accountability and responsibility that comes along with such privilege. All of these texts express how hard it is to live what we believe, to speak our truth, to be willing to bring forth in our words and our actions what is in our hearts. And how hard it is to hear that what others hear from us does not seem to be us. That’s why you need people around you who will tell you the truth when they see a disconnect between who you are and what you say and do. When God looks at us, the first thing he sees is the state

of our heart. God doesn’t care about what we look like on the outside. He’s more concerned about what’s on the inside. He has more sympathy and compassion for a poor beggar in rags who has true faith than he does for rich rulers who wear fine clothes but have rotten hearts and souls. If we don’t take time to have our hearts purified by God once in awhile, we won’t be able to receive his blessings. Yet, as I said before, here’s the problem for us human beings: evil and defilement stem from places rather deeply embedded within our very selves. We know enough about the human condition to say that evil is about more than an individual’s selfishness or bad decisions. It roams our collective existence, our social, economic, and familial systems. We are at once perpetrators and victims. And our victimization furthers our capacity to perpetrate. This is not to say that moral, ethical, and social issues do not matter. They do, very much. The same God of love we know most clearly in the proclamation of the gospel also demonstrates God’s love for us by giving us laws regulating and guiding our treatment of each other and this world. Ethics matters. This world matters. Our treatment of each other matters. Profoundly. The one thing that defines us is our acceptance by God for Christ’s sake by grace through faith and our consequent status as God’s own beloved child joined in faith and love to all others of God’s children. Amen.

Proposed regulatory changes concern growers When the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) released its proposed decision to phase out the outdoor use of clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two products used by canola growers to prevent damage caused by flea beetles, it caused more than a ripple of concern in the farm sector. It is not of course the first time a much used chemical has later been banned from use; Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, being perhaps the most obvious one. It was discovered as an agent prior to 1900, and was made available to the public in the United States for use in 1945. It was, over time, found to be having an environmental impact on birds such as the bald eagle, and was eventually banned in the U.S. around 1973, when the courts

made a final ruling on its ban. Some might draw a rather straight parallel between DDT and neonics in the sense both are chemicals that research has suggested impact species other than those their application seeks to control. There have been a number of reports where neonics are being blamed, at least in part, for the sudden decline in some bee populations. The canola sector is a key stakeholder in this debate as the chemicals are used for flea beetle control in the crop. To their credit they want science to be at the heart of whatever decision is made. “The canola industry continues to support PMRA’s science-based decisionmaking process. The canola industry relies on continued investment in agricultural innovation, which is facilitated by predictable and sciencebased regulatory approval

processes,” noted a release at But therein lies the heart of the concern as well. There have been bans made in Europe, but the U.S. does not seem headed down that path. It would seem reasonable that all regulatory bodies have access to the same pure science, which means interpretation, or the comfort level with the potential risk is what drives decisions. “Grain farmers are concerned that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA)

re-evaluation process is focused on publishing proposed decisions as fast as possible. It appears that this speed limits their ability to ensure all relevant information is available and prevents them from engaging farmers so that we can fully understand the issues they raise, which would allow us to provide the PMRA with the information required to refine these decisions. GGC will be reviewing today’s decision on Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam and will provide further comment once that review is complete,” said Jeff Nielsen, President, Grain

Growers of Canada (GGC) in a statement at “Sustainable production and science-based decisions about risk are the foundation of our industry,” said Brian Innes, vice president of public affairs for the Canola Council of Canada again at “(The recent) announcement is concerning because these products are very important for our growers, and without viable alternatives, the ban will significantly impact the canola sector.” It is the comfort zone of the risk involved here that seems key. There is risk in all things, from crossing the street to taking a shower. Understanding those risks and being comfortable the benefits outweigh them is the key. It may well be neonics offer more risk than their

continued use is worth. Then the question farmers face, and regulatory bodies won’t be answering, is what tools to control the pests are left to farmers? “The proposed decisions are of concern for the canola industry as a ban will reduce yield and increase the risks faced by growers. A study published in 2017 based on European growers’ experience without these products showed that growers faced an increased risk of insect damage, had lower yields and, as a result, seeded less canola. With more than 22 million acres of canola in Canada in 2018, banning these plant protection tools would have a dramatic impact,” noted the release at That would suggest limited options for control exist post ban, and that too presents its own risks.

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Victoria School welcomes three new staff members Shelby Stratechuk of Springside joined the teaching staff at Victoria School this fall. “This is my first posting as a teacher,” she said. “I will be here until mid-November teaching the Grade 2 class and covering for Rebecca Gibbs.” Stratechuk received her Bachelor of Education degree from FNU (First Nations University) at Regina in 2018 and was on the Dean’s List. She lives on a farm with her boyfriend who farms near Springside, and enjoys sports, outdoor

activities and camping. Beth Dix will be working as an EA (educational assistant) at Victoria School. A single mother of four children, she had previously worked as a receptionist at Pheobe’s Beauty Parlor in Kamsack. Dix has lived in Kamsack for most of her life and is an active member of the Kamsack Players Drama Club and the Playhouse Theatre board. Her daughter Casey is now 20 and works at the Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack; son Donovan is

15 and in Grade 10 at KCI (Kamsack Comprehensive Institute); son Grayson is seven and in Grade 2, and son Riley is six and in Grade 1, both at Victoria School. Also working as an EA at Victoria School this year is Tara Richardson who moved to Kamsack from Calgary two years ago. Richardson had previously worked as an EA at KCI, but moved to Victoria School to be able to spend more time with her two sons, Nixon who is in Grade 1 and Axel, in pre-Kindergarten.

E A Ta ra R i c h a rd s o n was welcomed to the Victoria School staff this year.

B e t h D i x w a s welcomed as a new EA (educational assistant) at Victoria School.

Victoria School welcomed Shelby Stratechuk to the teaching staff and she will be there until midNovember.

New long-term flood mitigation program Dustin Duncan, minister responsible for the S a s k a t c h e w a n Wa t e r Security Agency (WSA) announced a new long-term flood mitigation program for Saskatchewan communities. The Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) takes a proactive and preventative approach in helping communities deal with long-term flood mitigation projects. “Since the start o f W S A’s E m e r g e n c y Flood Damage Reduction P r o g r a m i n 2 0 11 , o v e r 3,400 Saskatchewan clients

have accessed $74 million to design and construct both temporary and permanent flood works,” Duncan said in a release from the WSA. “Shifting away from an emergency flood mitigation program to a permanent program allows communities to undertake long-term flood mitigation, reducing the risk of flooding in future years” Each spring since 2011, WSA has launched an e m e rg e n c y f l o o d m i t i gation program for immediate support to protect Saskatchewan

communities from flood damages. Starting in August, the emergency program will now transition to the FDRP removing the emergency focus and looking more towards long-term projects, the release said. Beginning on August 1, the new program helps municipalities in their proactive planning to address emergencies before they arise rather than repeatedly implementing temporary and reactive measures that stretch a community’s capacity in an emergency. The new program will ALL EVENTS REGISTRATION Thursday, September 13 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Broda Sportsplex CALL THE RECREATION DIRECTOR TO RESERVE A TABLE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION. 542-2044 Upcoming Events: Sept. 14-15 – THE MEG is playing at the Playhouse Theatre, 7:30pm on both nights – all are welcome. Sept. 21-22 – CRAZY RICH ASIAN is playing at the Playhouse Theatre, 7:30pm on both nights. Sept. 22 – GO WESTERN dance at the Ukrainian Catholic Hall, tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Supper included, call Marg at 542-4275 or Phyllis at 5423593 for more info. 8pm-12pm Sept. 30 – St. Michael’s Camp Fall Supper, $15 for adults and $10 for youth aged 12 & under – 4pm to 7pm. Oct. 4 – Parenting seminar at the Family Resource Centre in the Crowstand Centre, call 542-1010 for info or visit them on Facebook. Oct. 8 – Town office closed – thanksgiving Oct. 27 – Kamsack Minor Hockey Halloween Party, venue TBD so save the date!


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Fall Clean-Up We will be doing an extra pick-up of compostable items & yard waste for 3 weeks from September 24 to October 10th. No furniture or household objects please, just organic yard waste with all branches bundled up and stacked neatly, many thanks. Would you like to join the recrea�on Board? If so send a le�er to the town office explaining why you would like to join and what experience you can offer, our full address is below.

GO Paperless!! You can now have your water bills and tax notices emailed to you. Contact the town office for details. Let everyone know what’s happening! You can add your community events to the community calendar on the Town website – Thanks to everyone that came out on Sunday to meet our new den�st.

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provide $1.5 million this year and will accept proposals from communities in the following four categories: • Structural projects, where the municipality acts as the proponent for construction of permanent flood works; • Mitigation planning, where municipalities undertake emergency planning or potential flood

damage prevention construction design; • Flood plain mapping projects; and • Hydrologic and/or hydraulic investigations to develop risk assessments. The program will cover eligible costs incurred up to March 31, 2019. Once a municipality applies to the program, the proponent must have prior WSA approval and must secure any

applicable regulatory requirements to undertake work. Eligible projects will be cost-shared on a 50/50 basis between the WSA and the proponent. Applications will be accepted until October 30, the release said. For more information on the program contact a WSA regional office nearest you or visit

Norquay School welcomes new teacher Brendon Weir is the new teacher on staff at Norquay School and he will be covering Nicole Silvius’s maternity leave, as the senior Science teacher. “This will be my fourth year teaching, as I have previously taught in Yorkton at the Yorkton Regional High School my first year, Grenfell my second year, and most recently in Carrot River. My background is in middle years and senior Math and Science. “I grew up in Yorkton, and graduated from the Yorkton Regional High School. I took my first year of post secondary education at the Parkland College in Yorkton,

then went to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and finished my schooling there. During his years of studies, he worked in Canora at the Viterra Ag Distribution centers for three summers, and spent three summers at Greenwater Provincial Park as a maintenance worker. He also took a year off from school, and worked at the now Richardson Oat Mill in Martensville. “Growing up, I was very involved in sports, playing hockey, lacrosse, curling, volleyball and kayaking. I continue to be involved in sports, whether it is playing, coaching, officiating or spectating. This upcoming

B re n d o n We i r i s t h e new teacher on Staff at Norquay School. school year I will be coaching the Sturgis-Norquay Senior Boys volleyball team, and I will also be officiating hockey once again,” he said.

Good Spirit School Division elects board chair and vice-chair The board of education of the Good Spirit School Division held their organizational meeting at the Fairview Education Centre on August 30. At the meeting, the board elected the chair and vicechair as well as various subcommittee members for the upcoming year, said a release from the GSSD. Details will be posted on the GSSD website indicating all committee member representation. Lois Smandych was elected as chairperson with Bob Simpson elected to the

position of vice-chairperson, the release said. The Board of Education is comprised of: Jaime Johnson (subdivision No. 1, Kamsack/Norquay and area); Christopher Balyski (subdivision No. 2, Preeceville/Sturgis and area); Shannon Leson (subdivision No.3, Canora/ Invermay and area); Florence Stachura (subdivision No. 4, Calder/ Springside/Yorkdale Rural and area); Lois Smandych (subdivision No. 5, Churchbridge/Langenburg/ Saltcoats and area); Bob

Simpson (subdivision No. 6, Grayson/Melville and area); Jade Anderson (subdivision No. 7, Esterhazy/Stockholm and area); Gilda Dokuchie (subdivision No. 8, Key First Nation Reserve No. 65), and Gordon Gendur, Jan Morrison and Steve Variyan (Yorkton-at-large.) At the organizational meeting, the board passed a motion to continue to hold regularly scheduled meetings on October 4, November 22, December 20, January 31, March 14, April 16, May 16, June 20 and August 29 of 2019, it said.

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Museum ends season with Harvest Time celebration The Kamsack Power House Museum has ended what board members described as a successful season, by holding a successful celebration. The Harvest Time celebration took place at the Museum on September 2 to signify the end of another summer. Included in the wind-up was a brunch of loaded hot dogs, tasty chili and refreshments with afternoon entertainment that included dancers, bagpipe music, vocal musical selections and a display of scale model farm equipment which covered three trailers parked on the museum grounds. Bernie Brandt of Kamsack, who has a passion for scale model farm equipment which started when he was only six years old, brought 15 one-fifth scale model pieces for display at the Museum Harvest Time Celebration. The equipment was a crowd-pleaser for young and old alike. “One fella asked if he could borrow one of my scale model combines to help him finish with his harvest, and I told him if he was willing to push it home and push it around the field and push it back to my place that he was welcome to borrow it, free of charge,” said Brandt with a chuckle. Among some of the

items on display were several combines, one built in 1949 when Brandt was only 12 years old, a scale model auger, a four bottom plow, a seven bottom plow, a dozer blade, a post-hole auger and more. The Philippine Igorot Dancers of Yorkton provided entertainment with a gong dance. In her introduction of the dancers Annie Morenos said, “The Highlanders group of Yorkton will perform Cordillera cultural dance to the beat of gongs. The round metal gong of the Cordillera known locally as ‘gangsa’ is a symbol of the upland peoples’ culture that has been passed on from one generation to another. “In most Cordillera festivals and tribal gatherings, gongs are beaten by mostly men to provide the rhythm and music to w h i c h t h e d a n c e r s p e rform. Every province in the upland region of Northern Philippines has a distinct tempo, beat or musical rendition as the gongs come in various sizes and metal components. “The beating also depends on the very purpose of why the gongs are brought out to be played. It could be for a rain dance to produce rain to water the crops or a dance to celebrate a season of planting or harvest with a feast.

L aura and Ed Hamm of Norquay enjoyed a conversation with Bernie Brandt, centre, about his scale model farm equipment at the Power House Museum Harvest Time celebration.

“The use of gongs dates back from ancient times not only for merry-making purposes but also as devices to warn and alert village folks of the coming of enemies and the presence of possible danger.” The dancers then performed an example of a rendition that would usually be played during merry making gatherings like weddings, reunions and festivals. The dancers had to quickly depart back to Yorkton as some had to go to work. “They were happy to be part of the Museum’s celebration, and feel it is a way that they can ‘give back,’” Morenos said, adding that some members of the dance group had lived in Kamsack in the past. Keri Lindsay of Kamsack performed

Bernie Brandt, centre, had his scale model farm machinery on display at the Power House Museum Harvest Time celebration and he pointed out some details of his equipment to Gerald Benneke, left, and Fred Chorney. 18092SS3


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The Philippine Igorot dancers of Yorkton presented a gong dance on September 2 to entertain the spectators at the Museum.

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Annie Morenos of Kamsack introduced the Philippine Igorot gong dance for the entertainment of the crowd which attended the Kamsack Power House Museum Harvest Time celebration on September 2.

There was a good-sized crowd in attendance to take in the entertainment at the Kamsack Power House Museum Harvest Time celebration on September 2, according to organizers.



several musical selections on her bagpipes. The spectators then moved indoors where they were entertained by the mellow vocals of Joey Garcia of Yorkton, who performed a number of musical selections including Unchained Melody while he accompanied himself on guitar. Although the wind was rather challenging during the celebration, the clouds were intermittent, allowing for mostly sunny skies. A good-sized crowd attended the event it was said. “We served over 110 bowls of chili,” said Darlene Brown, board member and an organizer, adding that the event turned out to be “awesome.” “We had help from volunteers who made this Continued on Page 8

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Museum celebrates community support and successful season Continued from Page 7 event such a success, but we’d like to acknowledge everyone who came out and supported the Museum today at our celebration, and throughout our summer season. “The entertainers were most appreciated,” Brown said. “The Museum is now closed until next spring, but during this time the board will be planning activities for next year. We have plenty of work to do in the Museum to make repairs and have it ready to open next spring, and we would encourage and welcome anyone who might have an interest to join as a volunteer,” she said.

Joey Garcia of Yorkton entertained the spectators at the Museum celebration on September 2 with his mellow-sounding vocals, as he accompanied himself on the guitar.

The Philippine Igorot Dancers of Yorkton performed at the Harvest Time celebration at the Museum on September 2.

Some youngsters who travelled from Yorkton to Kamsack to support their fathers who were members of the Igorot Dancers ended up enjoying the scale model machinery display. From left, were: Amirah Dongla, Esobelle Comedes, Edgar Comedes Jr. and Chelsea Maguilao.

Museum board members and volunteers who helped organize and present the Harvest Time celebration on September 2, from left, were: Darlene Brown, Meagan Peters, Colleen Bernard (volunteer), Lydia Cherkas (chair), Connie Mckay and Betty Dix.

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Myrna Dey, left, and Loretta Lushney of Yorkton both enjoyed the entertainment and displays at the Kamsack Power House Museum Harvest Fest on September 2.

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This newspaper is recyclable Among the entertainers at the Museum Harvest Time celebration was Kerri Lindsay who played some selections on her bagpipes.

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Disc Golf final tournament to be played in Kamsack

A learn-to-play clinic was held at the Kamsack Disc Golf Course and Tom Krushkowski of Vancouver B.C., far left, a self-described “amateur player with a love of the sport” demonstrated the basics of the game to about 15 interested individuals.

Tom Krushkowski of Vancouver, B.C. led a learn-to-play clinic at the Kamsack Disc Golf Course on August 3, when around 15 people were introduced to the basics of the game.

A sport which has been enjoyed by enthusiasts around the world since the 1970s is now enjoying growth in Kamsack. The nine-hole disc golf course located on the sportsgrounds will be the venue for a tournament on September 16, which is the final event in a threetournament series. The first event was the G r a i n M i l l e r s Tr i l o g y Challenge at Yorkton on August 26, followed by the Yorkton Co-op Fling on September 2 at Whitesand Regional Park, with the trilogy of events winding up with the Sas-Kam Cup in Kamsack on September 16, according to information from the Parkland Association of Disc Golf ( PA D G ) a n d S a s - K a m Sportsman. “This is going to be a great new event for disc golfers in the PADG region and beyond,” said Calvin Daniels, PADG president. “This event is going to highlight three great courses, and create a lot of new

the second round 18, was the best-of-the-day, with a 146 (-1 overall), after 45 baskets, it said.. Ryan Seitz of Yorkton was second with a 149 (+2 overall), while Gage McKay of Regina was 153 (+6 overall), and Mark Kienle from Wadena fourth at 154 (+7 overall.) “The course layout was excellent,” said champion Talsma. “The PADG does a great job with its home course and gets the maximum creativity out of the nine baskets and 18 holes.” Ta l s m a s a i d h e h a d some struggles in the first round, mostly of his own doing. “I am what some might call an emotional player, and I had a few very preventable mistakes in the first round and just couldn’t seem to get it going,” he said. But his game came into form on the second round. “The key to being in the final four was shooting the course record on my second round,” said Talsma. “I had a few shots to make up at the start of the round and my opponents were also lying very well, which always helps you to play better.” Seitz, who scored an ace in Yorkton earlier this summer, said with some special rules in play for the event, the course became more challenging. “There were some narrow fairways that I have never played with before, and on the first round it caused some issues but I adjusted for the second round and managed to keep it on the fairway,” he said. “I had issues with the island hole on the first round (No. 3 and No. 12), because I don’t throw there too often so I was throwing that hole without too much of a plan. “The second round hole No. 11 gave me some issues with the O.B. (out-ofbounds) behind the basket

interest in the sport.” Although the first two events in the tournament have now been completed, the final event in the trilogy will be the Sas-Kam Open Disc Golf Tournament taking place on September 16 in Kamsack. Registration will be from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. with the tournament beginning shortly after, said Shanley Allard of Sas-Kam Sportsman. “Players that want to just play in the Sas-Kam Open with be classified as a rec player and only need to pay the $25 entry fee,” she said. For more information or early registration contact Sas-Kam Sportsman. The hole sponsors are: No. 1, Sas-Kam Sportsman; No. 2, Affinity Credit Union; No. 3, In Good Ta s t e ; N o . 4 , K a n d y ’s Korner; No. 5, Cottenie & Gardner; No. 6, Norquay Family Pharmacy; No. 7, Duck Mountain Motel; No. 8, Pattison Agriculture, and No. 9, Ritchie Industries. On August 31 a


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learn-to-play event was held at the Kamsack Disc Golf Course and was led by Tom Krushkowski of Vancouver B.C., a selfdescribed “amateur player with a love of the sport.” “I grew up in Norquay, and my parents now live in Kamsack,” he said. “I thought it would be good to instruct a two hour clinic and demonstrate some of the basics of the sport including the grip, the run-up and angles. I will also talk about the different discs used in the sport, because the disc is really both the ball and club. “Compared to the actual sport of golf, these discs are much less expensive to purchase, and a player can start with one and then expand their numbers according to their skill level. A player will usually settle on three discs, a putter, midrange and fairway driver,” he said, adding that there are many different shapes, sizes and weights to choose from, manufactured by at least a dozen companies. There were approximately 15 people who attended the clinic. Jack Talsma captured the open side of the Grain Millers ‘Sow Your Oats’ disc golf tournament on August 26, the first event to be played in the trilogy. It was the second event in the PADG summer series. It is in its fourth year at Patrick Park Disc Golf Course in Yorkton, and second under the sponsorship of Grain Millers and attracted disc golfers from Regina, Percival, Wadena, Melville, and Fort Qu’Appelle where Talsma resides, said a release from the PADG. After 36 baskets the top four in the open division went back for a championship nine playing the ‘Joe’s Jungle’ layout from original course designer Joe Hunt. Over the final nine Talsma, who had thrown a sparkling minus-eight on

but I didn’t keep that in my head; just move on and keep playing with the strategy I had for the rest of the course.” So did Seitz make what he saw as a key shot Sunday? “I don’t know if I had one key shot, mainly just take time before each shot,” he said. “My up shots and putting were good, I had some issues with some drives but I was able to save most of them with the up shots and the putts,” he said in the release. It was No. 11 that worried Talsma too. “Most defiantly No. 11. I shot a plus-three on it the first round and am still entirely intimidated of that hole,” he said. “If I could par it for the rest of my life I would be a very happy man.” Seitz said playing the Jungle for the final nine sort of played to his own preference. “I’ve always liked Joe’s Jungle, if we had a back nine for Joe’s Jungle I’d be playing that more than the original 18,” he said. Talsma too suggested the Jungle was to his benefit. “I am a long thrower so I like Joe’s Jungle, but I was very nervous at the start and dropped a few strokes right away,” he said. “My buddy Gage McKay gave me a little talking to, and I was able to start playing to my potential,” he said. The top two finishers, Ta l s m a a n d S e i t z , a l s o qualified for the Farrell Agencies Champions’ Challenge, and a one-ofa-kind jacket, to be held in Melville on October 14. Talsma is a double qualifier having won the tournament in Fort Qu’Appelle earlier this year, and is a previous winner after taking the first Champions’ Challenge in 2016, the release said. “I enjoy going to the Champions’ Challenge, this will be the second one that I’m attending and I always

have a great time,” offered Seitz. “To me, it means I get to enjoy another day of disc golf.” In the recreation division J.J. Kroczynski of Regina topped Yorkton’s Quinn Haider. The 50-plus division was captured by Calvin Daniels by one stroke over Dorian Bush. Both disc golfers are from Yorkton. The 16-and-under division was won by Payton Popowich of Yorkton. Whitesand Regional Park was host to its first disc golf event September 2 as the second step in the Yorkton Co-op Trilogy Tour took place. Golfers taking on the 18-tonal (Tone Hole) course situated on the park’s sand greens ball golf course, enjoyed a fine fall day, except for the 30-plus kilometre winds which proved challenging on many throws, said a release from the PADG. Although the winds didn’t seem to bother Yorkton disc golfer Ryan Seitz who set a new course standard on the opening round of the Open Division, taming the wind and recording a minus-eight, 64 on the Par-72 course. “I had no idea how I was doing,” he said. “After nine everyone had their scores and I said I didn’t want to know mine, so I didn’t know until we were walking back.” Setting the record was gravy to leading the tournament through 18. “The course record feels great, and with the wind that we were facing makes it even better,” said Seitz in the release. While the wind was a factor, Seitz said he liked the course. “I like the idea of playing on a golf course,” he said. “The only issue for me is that means it’s wide open; no obstacles and lots of wind. Continued on Page 16

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East-Central crop report for August 28 to September 3 It was, for the most part, a cool and damp week in the region, but there was still significant harvest progress made during the reporting period, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report for eastcentral Saskatchewan. Thirty-two per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up

from 16 per cent last week. This is well ahead of the five-year (2013-2017) average of 16 per cent for this time of year. Fifty-seven per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut, said the report. The majority of the region saw variable temperatures and minimal

moisture. Stalwart received the most moisture in the region this week (15 mm.) The Langenburg area has received the most precipitation (396 mm) in the region since April 1. While the lack of moisture is drying crops down, pastures and hay fields remain in need of rainfall to help them

recover. Topsoil moisture conditions have worsened since the previous report. Topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 13 per cent adequate, 49 per cent short and 38 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture conditions are rated as eight per

cent adequate, 48 percent short and 44 per cent very short. The Lumsden/Craik/ Watrous/Clavet region is reporting that 53 per cent of the cropland and 63 per cent of the hay land and pasture are very short of topsoil moisture at this time. Reported yields so far range from below average

to above average, depending on moisture received throughout the growing season. Any crop damage reported this past week was caused by strong winds and lack of moisture. Producers are busy combining, swathing canola and waiting for desiccated crops to turn.

Smoke alarm check: working alarms protect your family Saskatchewan residents are encouraged to “look up” and check their smoke alarms. “Working smoke alarms save lives,” said Warren Kaeding, minister of government relations, in a release. “Since home is the place where fires happen most often, it is vital that smoke alarms are installed in every residence and they are checked every month. They are

your first and best protection for you and your family.” “Working smoke alarms should be installed on each level of your home and outside each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on where to place the alarm to ensure best performance and to minimize false alarms,” the release said. “When conducting your check,

go to each of the smoke alarms in your home to: Determine the age of each alarm: if a smoke alarm is older than 10 years, the alarm needs to be replaced. Replace batteries: smoke alarm batteries should be replaced annually and always when the alarm ‘chirps’. Test your alarms monthly: post

a smoke alarm test checklist in your home to remind you to test each one monthly,” it said. “Test each smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in your house following the manufacturer’s instructions. If the alarm doesn’t work when tested, replace it immediately. You should also practice your home fire escape plan with all members of your family during

your check. “Refer to your plan as you walk through the escape routes for each room. Practicing allows you to ensure all exits are practical and easy to use. “For more information about preparing a home escape plan or about installing and testing smoke alarms, contact your local fire department,” the release said.

New early learning pilot program for children who are deaf and hard of hearing The Government of Saskatchewan announced that a new early learning pilot program for preschoolaged children who are deaf and hard of hearing, or connected to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities, will open in Regina and Saskatoon this fall. The program will be delivered through a partnership with the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and Regina Public Schools. One half-day program will operate in both Regina and Saskatoon, with up to 16 three and four-year-old children in each program, said a release from the department of education. Parents or guardians of program-eligible children who are deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to apply by contacting Regina Public Schools or the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association directly. Additionally, siblings, cousins or family friends of a similar age, as well as children or family members of deaf and hard of hearing individuals are encouraged to apply in order to build communication and social skills and encourage ongoing learning and interaction. “I know how important it is to make sure our youngest learners have every opportunity to succeed,” said Gordon Wyant, deputy premier and minister of education “Thanks to these new partnerships, I am pleased that children who need to

access these supports can readily do so.” “We know how important it is for children to have a good start in life so that they can succeed,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, federal minister of families, children and social development. “I am pleased to see that funding from the Canada-Saskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care Agreement will be used to support this inclusive early learning pilot for preschool-aged children who are deaf and hard of hearing. This opportunity will help them reach their full potential.” “This investment creates greater equity in the education sector by improving the quality of early learning for preschool-aged children who are deaf and hard of hearing and allows every child to have a fair chance at success” said Ralph Goodale, federal minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. T h e C h i l d r e n Communicating, Connecting and in Community pilot aims to provide quality early learning environments, including professionals who work to reduce communication barriers by facilitating language development and communication skills for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Families are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s learning, the release said. “Success in school and

Correction In the August 30 issue of the Kamsack Times, the article regarding the Pelly election for mayor on August

22 should have included that Carl Barabonoff was also an unsuccessful candidate who received four votes.

in life begins with access to education,” said Katherine Gagne, chair of the Regina Board of Education. “We are grateful to the government of Canada, and the government of Saskatchewan for helping Regina public schools, and Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services offer this pilot that will benefit children from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. This pilot project will provide more support for preschoolaged children and will help build a solid foundation for our youngest learners.” “In order to flourish, Deaf and Hard of Hearing students need a language rich learning environment that fosters a sense of belonging,” said Nairn Gillies, Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services executive director. “All children need an environment that is welcoming and is designed to meet the needs of the students. I am so proud to be able to

partner with the community to create accessible preschool programming, with a strong focus on parent engagement.” This pilot program is funded through the CanadaSaskatchewan Early Learning and Child Care

Agreement, found at http:// w w w. s a s k a t c h e w a n . c a / government/news-andmedia/2018/march/16/ early-learning-and-childcare, which runs until 2020. This agreement provides nearly $41 million in funding to Saskatchewan toward

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PRAYER CORNER HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH Kamsack 306-542-2458 Sunday, September 16 Holy Communion 11:15 a.m. Rev. Nancy Brunt ST. THOMAS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Phone: 548-2042 Box 629, Sturgis, SK Pastor Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I. Saturday, September 15 Mass 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20 Mass 10 a.m. UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Canora - Kamsack Swan River Fr. Michael Faryna Phone: (306) 563-5153 Thursday, September 14 Hudson Bay 10 a.m. Sunday, September 16 Rama 10 a.m. EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Sunday, September 16 Service 11:30 a.m. Dave Ogden ST. STEPHEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Franklin Emereuwa Phone: 542-2240 Saturday, September 15 St. Philip’s 7 p.m. Sunday, September 16 Kamsack 9 a.m. (Children’s Liturgy) ST. JOSAPHAT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Fr. Warren Dungen Cell: (306) 590-7900 Rent Hall: (306) 542-5670 Sundays Kamsack 9 a.m. Norquay 11a.m. For weekday services see website: WESTMINSTER MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH Kamsack Church: 542-2600 Rev. Kevin Sprong Sunday Services 11 a.m. PARKLAND EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Carment and Decorby Office: 542-4140 Pastor Stephen Ruten Phone: 542-3948 Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service 11a.m. Tuesday Youth 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time 7 p.m.

PRAYER CORNER NORQUAY UNITED CHURCH Office: 594-2357 Rev. Margaret McCallum Sunday Worship Services 10 a.m. EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Phone: 594-2233 Worship service Sunday 9:45 a.m. Sunday school at 11 a.m. Senior Pastor - Arden Gustafson Associate Pastor - Natasha Westerhoud CORNERSTONE CHURCH Cote Reserve, Badgerville Non-denominational Pastor Earl Cote Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Sundays 10:30 a.m. ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH Canora Office: 563-5608 Sunday Worship Services 10am KEESEEKOOSE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH Pastor Ernie Keshane Phone: 542-3447 Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Monday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Youth Meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:30 p.m. WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL KAMSACK 512 First Street Dr. E. Ogali Sunday Service 10 a.m. - 12noon Wednesday (mid-week) service 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST MENNONITE Hyas, SK Phone: 594-2813 Larry Bartel Sunday School 10 a.m. 1st Sunday Church Service 10:45 a.m. 3rd Sunday Church Service 7:30 p.m. PELLY FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL Office: 595-4511 Pastor Frankie Kim Sundays Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Services 11 a.m. NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTRE 159 Nicholas Street, Kamsack SK Pastor Robert Lang 306-506-0160 Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School 2 p.m. HYAS BAPTIST CHURCH Contact Wayne Omelchuk 306-548-5547 KAMSACK LIGHTHOUSE Non-denominational Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday 6:30 p.m. Thursday 7:30 p.m. For info: 542-3652 Nathan Tourangeau

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Camping season is not over in Saskatchewan with fall camping being offered in over 20 provincial parks. “September may be here but there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy our parks,” said Gene Makowsky, minister for parks, culture and sport in a release. “Fall in Saskatchewan’s parks is truly a special time. Families can take in the warm sunny days and crisp nights around the campfire, all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the changing season.” Campsites can be reserved in advance at Bronson Forest, Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills, Duck Mountain, Great Blue Heron, Makwa Lake, Moose Mountain, Rowan’s Ravine and The Battlefords

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Provincial Parks. Many of these parks offer access to full amenities throughout September, the release said. The sites can be booked through the online reservation system www. or by calling 1-855-737-7275. By reserving in advance, visitors are guaranteed their chosen campsite will be available upon arrival. Campgrounds that are available exclusively on a first-come, first-served self-registration basis are listed on Sask Parks fall camping page at www. fall-camping. Camp-Easy equipped campsites will remain open throughout most of September in Buffalo Pound, Echo

Valley and Pike Lake Provincial Parks. Camp Easy ( is a great option for anyone who doesn’t own camping equipment or simply prefers a more convenient getaway. Park visitors can enjoy roasting marshmallows over the crackling fire this fall as fire restrictions have been lifted in all provincial parks, excluding Saskatchewan Landing. In areas where there hasn’t been a lot of rainfall, visitors are reminded to keep fires small and controlled. “To plan a park visit this fall, refer to the Sask Parks website for fall camping information. Explore park trails, head out for a kayak on the lake or enjoy a picnic in a park,” it said.

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Consequences for impaired driving are getting even tougher in Saskatchewan as of September 1, including stronger penalties for drugimpaired drivers and for impaired drivers who transport children. T h e Tr a f f i c S a f e t y (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2017 and The Miscellaneous Vehicle and Driving Statutes (Cannabis Legislation) Amendment Act, 2017 were both passed in the spring sitting of the legislature and come into effect September 1. “It’s never OK to drive impaired, whether it’s by drugs or alcohol, said Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), in a release. “This new legislation reflects the seriousness of this offence, with more severe punishments for drug-impaired drivers, and those who make the bad decision to drive with children in the vehicle.” As of September 1, zero tolerance for drug impairment will apply to all

drivers. Zero tolerance means that drivers should not get behind the wheel with any level of impairing drugs in their system detectable by a federallyapproved screening device, or a standardized field sobriety test. The province has also updated legislation and regulations so that tough administrative penalties that impaired drivers in Saskatchewan faced under existing legislation will also apply to anyone charged under three new federal drug-impaired driving laws ( eng/cj-jp/sidl-rlcfa/index. html.) There will also be longer vehicle seizures for impaired drivers with passengers under 16 years of age in the vehicle, the release said. In addition, experienced drivers who are impaired and transporting passengers under 16 will face longer roadside licence suspensions. Penalties include: Drug-impaired driving; zero tolerance for all drivers, immediate licence

suspension, vehicle seized for up to 60 days, licence suspension for up to 5 years if convicted. Impaired drivers with passengers under 16: vehicle seized for up to 60 days, licence suspended for up to 120 days, licence suspension up to 18 months for new drivers. “Police can tell if you’re driving while high ( news?title=think-a-policeofficer-can-t-tell-if-youre-driving-stoned--thinkagain-.) If they suspect that a driver is impaired by a drug or alcohol (or a combination of both), they can demand that the driver take a standardized field sobriety test or use a roadside screening device, the release said. “If the driver fails the field sobriety test or registers a failure on the roadside screening device, they can have their vehicle seized and licence suspended for at least three days. If the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a

driver is impaired by a drug or alcohol they can demand that the driver submit to an evaluation conducted by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) or a breath test at the police station,” it said. “If a driver subsequently fails a DRE, or exceeds .08 blood alcohol concentration, that triggers Criminal Code charges, which results in a minimum 30-day vehicle seizure, an indefinite licence suspension until the charges are dealt with, and, upon conviction, potential fines, jail time, ignition interlock requirements and driving prohibitions. “It doesn’t matter if a drug is legal or not. If it impairs your ability to drive safely, don’t get behind the wheel. “Prescription and overthe-counter drugs can also make you impaired, and combining drugs with alcohol increases impairment,” it said. For more information on the consequences of impaired driving, visit SGI’s Drugs and alcohol page ( drugs-alcohol).

W. T h o m a s M o l l o y, lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan, announced nominations will be accepted until November 1, 2018 for the 2019 recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. “The Saskatchewan Order of Merit enables us to recognize our most outstanding citizens,” Molloy said, in release from intergovernmental affairs. “Our province is full of committed individuals who have made our home a

better place. I encourage everyone to consider nominating a deserving person for our highest honour.” The Saskatchewan Order of Merit was established in 1985 to recognize excellence, achievement, and contributions to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the province. Previous recipients have come from diverse backgrounds and have made contributions to the arts, business and industry, agriculture and

volunteer service. Nominees must be current or former long-term residents of Saskatchewan. Any individual or group can submit a nomination, but the nomination must be for an individual, not an organization. Posthumous nominations are accepted within one year of an individual’s date of death. The recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit will be invested by the lieutenant governor at a ceremony in the spring of 2019.

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Disc golf continues to grow in Kamsack area Continued from Page 10 “That was my first time playing Whitesand, and my approach going into the tournament was to play par golf. I knew it would be windy so I always tried to keep that in mind.” Seitz said the key was focusing on keeping the disc on course. “Everyone had some miscalculated throws including myself,” said Seitz, adding he shortened his disc selection. “I had three discs (all overstable) that I used for 90 per cent of my shots.” Overstable refers to a flight that turns left when thrown back-hand by a right hander. With an overstable disc in-hand Seitz said, “I made sure I played my shots wide, when we got to the narrow fairways, (back nine), I calculated the wind correctly to make sure I stayed on the fairway.” But even with a plan Seitz said the wind made every shot a challenge. “The greatest challenge by far was the wind, it was doing some pretty crazy stuff with the discs,” he said. “I mentioned to the other guys on the card that there is really only one obstacle on the course and that’s wind.”

But it still all came together for Seitz. “I didn’t find too many difficult shots on the first round,” he said in terms of a particularly tough tonal. “On my second round I’d say probably 18. I was throwing onto a narrow fairway and the wind pushed it into O.B., so I tried to throw a recovery shot and hit O.B. again.” Seitz would follow up his opening round 64, with a second round 74 to top the tourney with a minus-six 138. Duncan Holness of Regina was second going 71 - 73 144 (even.) Gage McKay, also of Regina was 76 - 75 - 151 (for plus-seven), for third place, while Yorkton’s Nick LeClerc went 75 - 84 – 158, (for plus-15), for fourth. Topping the 50-plus division was Calvin Daniels of Yorkton. Austin Derbowka took the Junior Division and the Recreational Division was taken by Brendan Derbowka, it said in the release. The third and final stop on the Yorkton Co-op Trilogy Tour will be the SasKam Open on Sunday, Sept. 16, in Kamsack. Information can be obtained by contacting padg.yorkton@gmail. com All the participants on August 26 earned important

Around 15 people keen to learn some disc golf basics from instructor Tom Krushkowski assembled at the Kamsack course on August 31. From left, were: (back) Tom Krushkowski, Morgan Sas, Gerard Kiefer, Chris Nykolaishen, Kev Sumner and Shanley Allard and (front) Reid Kitchen, Kacee Kitchen, Kevin Kitchen (kneeling), Emmett Kitchen (in front), Rhys Lawless (holding yellow disc), Cameron Allard, Bobby Taylor and Brooke Taylor. points toward the Yorkton Co-op Trilogy Series, which continued September 2 at

Whitesand Regional Park at Theodore with the Coop Cup, and wraps up on

September 16 with the SasKam Challenge in Yorkton. After the three events disc

golfers with the most total points will earn additional prizes.

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