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Thursday, August 15, 2019 • Volume 112 • Number 30


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Westminster Memorial United Church celebrates 100 years

An array of flowers decorated the United Church steps at the centenary celebration as guests lined up to purchase the Westminster Memorial United Church centennial booklet to keep as a souvenir of the 100th anniversary of the Church. Story and more photos inside on pages 9 & 10.

Hockey player with area ties plays for Team Canada at World Junior Summer Showcase A young man with ties to the Kamsack area helped to put Team Canada in the winners’ spotlight. Braden Schneider, age 17, of Prince Albert, who plays defense for the Brandon Wheat Kings o f t h e We s t e r n H o c k e y League (WHL), just concluded play in the World Junior Summer Showcase. In the final game of the tournament which saw the renewed rivalry between Canada and the U.S., Schneider scored a goal for Team Canada, even though the U.S. defeated Canada, 5 to 3, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI. Schneider ’s maternal grandparents are Ernie and Kathy Derworiz of

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Kamsack. His paternal grandmother is Clarice Hunter of Big River. The trip to the tournament in Michigan began when Schneider, who just finished his second full year in the WHL, was invited to play with U18 Team Canada in April in a tournament in Sweden, said his mother, Carmela Schneider, in a telephone interview. “He played well in Sweden which led to his getting the invitation to participate in the World Junior Summer Showcase in Michigan this summer, running from July 26 to August 3.” Carmela, a staff serg e a n t w i t h t h e R C M P, works as an Advisory


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NCO (Non-commissioned Officer) for the North District Management Te a m , a n d i s b a s e d i n Prince Albert, responsible f o r t h e o v er s ig h t o f 3 2 RCMP Detachments in the northern half of the province. Braden began playing hockey at age 4, she said. He is now 17, a graduate of Carlton Comprehensive High School of Prince A l b e r t a s o f t h i s y e a r, and will be taking a light load of further education classes at the University of Brandon this fall, “to keep his mind working.” “Both of our sons, Braden and his younger brother Marek, age 16, are avid hockey players,”

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said Carmela. “Hockey is their life, and that means it has become a way of life for the whole family. We spend a lot of time on the road, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Both sons have a natural talent and passion for the sport but they also have the drive and determination to want to succeed.” Braden’s father, Kelly Schneider, an agent for Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation who works with commercial fishermen, and Carmela have become used to the frequent long trips required to be a hockey parent. “The hockey community is made up of a tight-knit group, so we get to know the other

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parents and socialize with them,” she said. “We cheer on the wins and losses. It’s a very positive experience for the family.” B r a d e n ’s f a m i l y i s proud that he was able to graduate high school with a good average. Being on the road so much, playing games in both Canada and the U.S., meant extra effort taking summer classes. Carmela explained that the WHL has education advisors to keep the players connected to their home schools and focused on education, Braden will be a top prospect eligible for the 2020 NHL (National Hockey League) Draft next Continued on Page 2

Braden Schneider received the Defenseman of the Year award for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL in March.



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Schneider learning important life skills through hockey Continued from Front Page June. “He missed the 2019 draft eligibility cut-off by 5 days because of his birthday,” his mother said. “He is doing very well in the position as defenseman with a knack for penalty kills. His size and strength are his definite assets.

“The commitment to hockey gives Braden, and all of us, a busy life but it is that commitment to a team sport that teaches the players so many life skills. The players have to work hard in order to earn a spot on the team, and what they learn includes leadership, time management, sportsmanship, handling

Braden Schneider, No. 2 jersey at left, and facing camera on the right, enjoyed a post game celebration in Sweden in April of this year.

Braden Schneider, right, played with Team Canada Under 18 (U18) in a game against Latvia in Umea, Sweden in April of this year.

pressure and commitment. As for the tournament in Plymouth, Braden played in 3 of the 4 games, and of those games Team Canada won two and lost two. While playing with Team Canada he sported No. 7 on his jersey, and while playing with the Wheat Kings, No. 2.

From left, are: Marek, Carmela, Kelly and Braden Schneider of Prince Albert.

Brandon Wheat Kings leadership group for the 2018/2019 season, from left, were: Connor Gutenberg, Linden McCorrister, Stellio Mattheos, Shael Higson and Braden Schneider.

Braden Schneider w o n g o l d f o r Te a m Canada U18 at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton in August of 2018.

Crops continue to progress after tough start For the most part, crops in the Canora/Preeceville/ Kamsack/Norquay region have overcome a slow start to the growing season, said Liam O’Halloran of Prairie

Soil Services last week. Fairly consistent rains across the region in the past month or so have helped crops recover from a severe lack of

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will be received by the undersigned on the 21st day of August, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Kamsack Town Office, 161 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard West Kamsack, Saskatchewan and during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Monday to Friday, August 7th, 2019 to Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at the KAMSACK TOWN OFFICE, 161 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard West Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location: KAMSACK TOWN OFFICE, 161 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard West Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Dated this 2nd day of August, 2019.

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rainfall right after seeding. Unfortunately, some of those rains included thundershowers and hail. O’Halloran said one of those bands of hail damaged crops north of Sturgis and Hyas in early July, but farmers were able to apply micronutrients and the majority of the affected fields recovered reasonably well. There was another shot of hail north of Kamsack in early August, and unfortunately it was too late in the growing season for most of those crops to recover from this setback. Canola across most of the region looks good and O’Halloran said most producers are expecting an average crop, which is something to be thankful for considering the dry conditions right after seeding. Fields appear to have overcome early insect infestations, including flea beetles and even a

few grasshoppers in some areas. Canola flowering is complete for the most part, and desiccation could be starting on the earlier fields within a couple of weeks. Most producers who applied fungicides are pleased with the results, since conditions have turned fairly wet in recent weeks. Farmers with late canola crops are hoping the crop matures relatively quickly to prevent frost damage later on. O’Halloran said the majority of the wheat crop has completed heading, and is probably looking slightly better than the canola crop overall. With the wetter conditions in recent weeks, most of those who applied fungicides to their wheat are pleased with that decision. Fusarium head blight, a significant concern for wheat growers across the region, appears to have been controlled well this

season. Pea acreage appears to have increased significantly across the region t h i s y e a r. A t t h i s p o i n t O’Halloran said pea yields are expected to be average to above average. Pods are set in most fields and the crop appears to be standing well. Peas will likely be the first crop to be harvested, but that is still at least 10 days to two weeks away in most areas. At this point there is very little activity going on

in most fields. O’Halloran advises farmers to take advantage of this free time and start making cropping plans for next year, since it could happen that they’ll be busy in the fields until close to Christmas. With good soil moisture conditions across the region, most farmers would be happy with the long range forecast which is calling for a limited chance of rain and temperatures around 20 to 25C, concluded O’Halloran.

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RM of Cote highlights include speeding and garbage concerns The RM of Cote has had a number of concerns expressed regarding speeding vehicles, garbage bin abuse and spraying municipal road allowances. In the 2019 ratepayer information newsletter that was mailed out with the tax notices, and may also be found on its website:, the RM addressed the speeding concerns, reminding everyone that the speed limit on grid roads is 80 kms/hr. Vehicles speeding past residences and on the roads in general are concerns. The RM notes that

pedestrians and cyclists also use these roads and encourage motorists to slow down. RCMP have been contacted to increase patrols of the roads, and tickets may be issued. Noting that there were issues with garbage bins overflowing with garbage this spring, the RM wishes to remind everyone that when spring road bans are on, the truck does not go to all divisions for pick-up. If bins are found to be full, the RM asks residents to please take their garbage home until the bins are empty, and not to leave the

trash beside the bins where wildlife can leave a huge mess. Residents are asked to report garbage bin abuse to the RM office. Failure to maintain these bin sites will force the RM to seek alternative operation procedures for garbage collections. Section 12(1) of The Municipalities Act states: “a municipality has the direction, control and management of all streets within the municipality and all roads, other than provincial highways, within the municipality.” Landowners do not own the ditches,

therefore no seeding and definitely no spraying. Spraying of ditches is only adding more weeds to the area. The spraying of ditches also undermines the roads when there is no grass holding them together. Bylaw No. 2/2014 is a bylaw amending Bylaw No. 2/2011 which states: “No person shall make any excavations, remove trees and/or plow a municipal road or road allowance or portion thereof in the Municipality except with written permission of Council. No person shall

damage or destroy any portion of the municipal road allowance by any means, except by written permission of Council.” Drainage is not a landowner’s right. New drainage works now require approval from the Water Security Agency before the work is implemented. The RM participates in the Provincial Rat Eradication Program. The RM provides free rat control products through our PCO, Garrett Keyowski. The office also has pest control products for sale (mice, rats and gophers.)

These items are sold to ratepayers at RM cost. Bylaw No. 2/2019 is a bylaw to enter into a fire agreement for the providing of firefighting services with the Town of Kamsack. Note that the flat rate for each call out is $3,500 and can climb depending on the size of the fire. Fire prevention, controlled burns and fire bans are addressed by the RM. For questions about fire prevention contact the RM office or look on the RM of Cote website for more information.

Kamsack RCMP Detachment activity report Kamsack RCMP responded to a total of 105 calls for service in the week of July 28 to August 3. Of those calls, 35 in the Town of Kamsack. Of those 35 calls, two were unfounded,

nine were cleared by charge and six were cleared by warning or other means. The calls consisted of: one Break and Enter; three Assaults; two Frauds; two Disturbing the Peace;

five Mischiefs; two Theft Under $5,000; two Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle; three Liquor Act; one Traffic Act; two Traffic Collisions; two Suspicious Persons; two False Alarms; one Person was

reported Missing; three 911 Calls; one Municipal bylaws; one Breach of Probation; one Mental Health Act, and one Child Custody Complaint. Police are reminding residents to ensure their

unattended vehicles are secured. If one sees a crime taking place, please contact the detachment immediately at 306-542-5560 or Call 911 in case of Emergency. For information on the

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Byelection needed to determine new reeve for RM of St. Philips A byelection poll will be held to determine who is to fill the vacancy of the position of reeve of the RM of St. Philips. Bernie Vogel resigned the

position in April. Two candidates, Gilles Comeault and Mike Kalinowsky, have been nominated for the role according to information

received from Frances Olson, the administrator. Comeault served as reeve immediately prior to Vogel. Kalinowsky is a council member for the

RM of Livingston, she indicated. The regular poll will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 21 at the joint RM office at 205

Main Street in Pelly. Vo t e r e l i g i b i l i t y r e quirements, including rules regarding ID requirements, may be obtained at the RM office.

The voter ID information is also available on the Government of Sask website under Municipal Elections.

Important RCMP online safety reminders for children and parents/guardians The Saskatchewan RCMP is aware that there is information circulating concerning the existence of online challenges targeting youth, encouraging them to perform harmful practices and dangerous tasks, according to an RCMP release. At this time, the RCMP has not received any complaints relating to any online challenges in Saskatchewan RCMP jurisdiction; however, it is important for parents and guardians to report anything suspicious or concerning that their child encounters online, said the release. If someone has something to report, they are asked to call their local police service or RCMP

Detachment. The following reminders can help keep youth safe when navigating online or on social media platforms: • Be careful of giving out too much personal information and remember that the information that you put on your profile can be seen by everyone, even if your account/profile is set to private. Your personal information/image(s) may be used in ways that you never intended. • Photos posted online are not private property and anything you upload online can be shared by others, potentially with thousands of people, within hours of your posting. It’s also easy to alter an image using photo editing software.

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• Remember that once you post something online, you can’t control who that information is shared with, and removing it from wherever you posted it doesn’t permanently remove it from the Internet. • Tell someone, like a parent, guardian or trusted adult, if something online is making you concerned or uncomfortable. Your safety is important and an adult will be able to provide you with guidance. Here are a few reminders for parents and guardians: • Ta k e a n i n t e r e s t i n what your children are doing online. • Talk openly with your children about online safety and educate them on the risks of online interactions. • Make sure the protection features of websites and software your children

use are activated. There are tools available through your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to help manage your children’s online experience (i.e. appropriate websites, time spent online, who can and cannot contact them.) It might also include other security features, such as pop-up ad blockers. • Get to know the online environments your children use and teach them how to deal with inappropriate material. • Stay in the know about the latest ways children are communicating and what they’re up to when at friends’ houses. • Keep an eye on the sites they’re visiting by keeping the computer in a common area like the kitchen. • Report anything suspicious or concerning that

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Byelection ahead for vacant position on council Nominations are open to fill the councillor position vacated by Jared Ruf on Kamsack town council. The deadline for nominations will be on August

21 at 4 p.m. Nomination forms may be obtained during regular business hours at the Kamsack Town Office located at 161 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard West.

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ATTENTION: RATEPAYERS 2018 Financial Statements Please be advised that copies of the summary of the 2018 audited financial statements are available from the Municipal Office, or the full statements may be viewed at the Municipal Office in Pelly during regular business hours. Frances Olson Administrator

2. Voting will take place on Wednesday, the 21st day of August, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rural Municipality of St. Philips No. 301 Municipal Office, 205 Main St., Pelly, SK. 3. I will declare the result of the election on the 22nd day of August, 2019, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. at the Rural Municipality of St. Philips No. 301 Municipal Office, 205 Main St., Pelly, SK. Dated at Pelly this 26th day of July, 2019. Frances Olson Returning Officer

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A Decade Ago

The 65 th annual Provincial Horticulture Show held at the Kamplex attracted 827 exhibits. Grand aggregate winners were: Elsie Esler of Saskatoon, individual; Madison Mines of Togo, junior (9-12), and the Yorkton society was the society, other than the host society, to have received the most points. ***** Erla Rudd, widow of the late James Rudd who lost his life fighting a fire in 1970, turned the sod at a ceremony on the site of the new Kamsack fire hall, which was to be named the James Rudd Memorial Fire Hall. ***** Three new teachers, Shirley Myhre, Donna Phillippi and Nicole Sirvius, were hired to begin at Fort Livingstone School in Pelly, with Rick Kurtz as principal. ***** KamCrete employees of Kamsack began digging huge trenches in the property north of the Kamplex in order to install the ground loop pipes for the geothermal system being installed in the building, according to Paul Keys, the recreation director. ***** A Kamsack archer, Lorne Leis, won a gold medal at the 16th annual Assiniboine River Archery club’s 3-D shoot held near Canora. ***** Madge Lake resident Valerie Ritchie had been offering free yoga instruction at Duck Mountain Provincial Park and was preparing to begin a series of yoga classes in Kamsack.

We need responsible leaders that inspire Exactly what great political leadership is tends to vary, but here are two qualities that surely must be at the top of anyone’s list. A great leader inspires, convincing people there are better options for us all. Great leadership is always visionary. A great leader does tough things, taking responsibility for ideas and decisions that might not be popular with many but are surely necessary. It is seldom we consistently see both from political leaders over a prolonged career. Consider Saskatchewan’s three most predominate political leaders during the last quarter of the last century. Progressive Conservative leader Grant Devine was truly an inspirational leader who had us believing, “there’s so much more we can be”.

He convinced the Saskatchewan electorate we did have a strong, individualistic, free-enterprise streak that would allow us to succeed through lower taxes and less dependence on government and co-operative philosophies. But while this was Devine’s success and perhaps his lasting legacy, he and his Progressive Conservative government failed in the expectations that a leader must provide responsible government even when the decisions entailed in providing that are not popular. Devine got us dreaming big, but he wound up making us pay for big deficits. By contrast, both NDP premiers Allan Blakeney and Roy Romanow, showed us they could deliver responsible government with balanced budgets. In Romanow’s case, that

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involved exceedingly unpopular decisions in the wake of Devine’s freespending days. However, neither Blakeney nor Romanow proved to be all that inspirational to their electorate, or at least, not when compared with their own idol Tommy Douglas, and not even when compared with Devine’s vision. In fairness, it’s harder to assess today’s political leaders whose work hasn’t yet stood the test of time. That requires getting elected to government and spending long periods there.

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It’s even tough to say what will be the legacy of Brad Wall, a truly inspirational leader, but one whose government struggled to provide responsible budgets that built the economy without irresponsible debt levels. Wall and his successor Scott Moe did implement tough economic measures to right the course a couple years ago, but we may still need a few years to measure success. However, it’s never too early for today’s politicians to consider their legacy. And it’s actually an important thing for them to consider

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because it simultaneously curbs temptation to offer only what they think voters want to hear when they are lowly Opposition leaders. Sadly, some current leaders are offering far too much of what they think we want to hear. New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is hyping the notion of alienation and even separation of the west (inexcusable, for any national or provincial leader, in a county that’s long-fought separatists in Quebec) if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is re-elected. This isn’t leadership. It’s feeding the worst sentiments in all of us; irresponsible politics that’s potentially destructive. Perhaps federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Party Premier Scott Moe haven’t gone quite as far has Kenney has of late. But both are also dabbling

in alienation sentiments, all too eager to use tricks at their disposal to unseat Trudeau. In Scheer’s case, it’s been a barrage of criticism without truly inspirational alternatives, especially when it comes to a fulsome alternative to the carbon tax which was put in place to deal with the serious issues of greenhouse gas emissions and manmade global warming. Moe has similarly struggled in this vein. Of late, he and his government seem to upping the ante when it comes to petty bickering with Trudeau and longserving Liberal Regina MP Ralph Goodale over federal funding for projects in Regina and Saskatoon. Great political leadership is also about working with others with different opinions for the betterment of all. Right now, we need more of it.

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Letters to the Editor

Water is a sacred resource After recently personally experiencing a brief interlude of not having access to drinkable water, water takes on a new importance. A vital question arises. Does life on Earth have a sacred right to clean fresh drinking water? Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, past CEO of Nestles, one of the biggest suppliers of commercial drinking water in the world, believes that water is just another commodity to be bought and sold for corporate profit. As we all know corporations are recent creations of man for selfish purposes. Evidence proves that too often the more powerful the

corporation becomes the more selfish its purpose. It goes something like this. Incorporate, save taxes, control resources, control labour and control governments. Get those governments to set regulations so a basic element like water just becomes another commodity and corporations have priority access. Unlike other resources, water is one of the four basic elements needed to develop and sustain life on Earth. Water, air, earth and fire were given to life on Earth by creation. Any human society that has ever recognized this

fact has treated the elements as sacred. We are totally beholden to these elements because without them, life as we know it would not exist on Earth. The flaw of putting water under the control of something as volatile and selfish as human ambition for profit and power is a receipt for many of the human and environmental disasters we witness. Cutting off fresh water from reaching our oceans, depletions and destruction of our aquifers, massive tailing ponds, the use of subterranean formations as pollution dumps and the

idiotic concept of “dilution is the solution for pollution” might work for company profits but it is devastating for life. I would suggest that we study water for its wonders and respect water as one of those four basic elements that allows life to exist on Earth. The natural condition of water should be honoured as sacred. That should be written into the laws of our nations and international organizations and the concept of using and abusing water for profit should be outlawed. Greg Chatterson Fort San

Invitation to attend 35th annual Baseball Hall of Fame induction The Saskatchewan Hall of Fame, Battleford, will be celebrating the 35th annual induction, August 17 in Battleford. We are proud to announce that Ferguson

“Fergie” Jenkins will be our special guest speaker. Fergie is the first and only Canadian to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

This is my personal invitation to the citizens of our province to support the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame by attending this event. Enjoy this most effective speaker, and honour

the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame 2019 inductees. Jane Shury (President and CEO) Battleford

Don’t mail bug spray During the late 1990s, my late sister, Melanie, worked at fly-in fishing camps up north in the Northwest Territories for her summer jobs to pay for her nursing degree. Each year I would make great effort of putting together the best possible annual care package, within my fiscal means, sense of humour and what I could fit in one box. One year I happened to have a rain day from working on a pipeline project near Moose Jaw. I spent the whole day combing the mall and Canuck Wheel, looking for the right items. Five of diamond hooks were a must. Then there was the gimmick toilet plunger, to which I attached a keychain with her name on it as she was a chambermaid. In the discount bin I found a CD of Johnny Cash hits. I suspect this fuelled her lifelong love of the Man in Black. For siblings who didn’t really get along, this annual

ritual of a care package from brother to sister was in many ways more cherished than Christmas, both in the giving and receiving. When you’re in the middle of nowhere, getting a box of love is just the thing to lift your spirits. I imagine prisoners of war felt the same way. Step forward 20 years and our daughter, Katrina, is currently in the bush, learning how to eat bugs, skin rabbits and not get eaten by bears. She’s on her survival instructor course with air cadets, her third year attending camp at 4 Wing Cold Lake. First she took general training, then basic survival. Going to this camp has been the focal point of her year. While the other camps were shorter, this one is a full six weeks, almost the entire summer. That’s kinda hard for a dad to take, when you realize that you only have your teenager for a few more years before it’s time to kick them out of the nest to fly on their own.

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Thus, it was fitting and appropriate to put together a care package for her. First, there was her wish list. That started with Halls, lots and lots of Halls. When I talked to her this morning, she sounded sick, “Because everyone gets sick at camp,” she said. That, of course, makes sense, as you have kids bringing bugs from every part of the country and mixing them in this petri dish known as summer camp. I suspect Halls are like cigarettes in prison: a form of currency. She got lots of Halls. Then there were some large packages of candy to share. Laundry soap pods were included because

apparently the huge quantity we sent with her wasn’t enough. I wish she did that much laundry at home. I included a book to read, a journal to scribble in while on her solo camping expedition in the bush and other knickknacks. Michelle, Spencer and I put post-it notes on most of the items, like I used to do for Melanie. Spencer’s said, “Don’t get eaten by a bear,” and “Don’t get a boyfriend.” Helpful, that brother. But perhaps the most critical item was the two aerosol cans of Deep Woods Off bug spray. She has limited access to shopping while on base, and let’s face it, spending a large portion of six weeks in the bush of the Boreal forest

is a recipe for giving blood. These two cans should hopefully get her through to the end. And that’s where things went south. After taping the snot out of the exterior of the box, I took it to Canada Post. There, the helpful mail clerk asked if there were any aerosols. I, perhaps foolishly, said yes. They have to come out, she explained. Dangerous goods. It’ll likely be going on an airplane, so that’s a no go. Now, I realized this was not her fault, and thus volcanically erupting my wrath upon this nice lady would do no good. But my inner self was screaming as I cut open this carefully stuffed box and extricated the much-needed bug spray. Lithium batteries and a host of other items are also not allowed. She had a nice list, with pictures. Nearly every electronic device these days has lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are what makes the 2010s possible. As for aerosols,

how did airliners survive the 1980s? With all that backcombed hair on nearly every woman alive in that decade, why weren’t the plains and oceans littered with crashed Boeings? Surely the aerosol hair sprays would have caused untold calamities. I spoke about this to someone who regularly bootlegs aerosol deodorant to an acquaintance overseas, simply not declaring it. How do the numerous Airbus freighters survive his elicit trade in Secret? I blame the shoe bomber. Because of him, we can’t wear shoes on planes. Somewhere around that time, they banned an entire phase of matter, liquids, because it is possible to make explosives out of liquids. (and solids, too, as well as gasses, but you can’t ban everything.) Because of that bovine feces nearly two decades ago, my daughter will have to scrounge some other bug spray, or get eaten alive. The horror, the horror.

Public becoming more aware of on-farm animal welfare There is increased awareness of animal welfare needs on farms these days. Nowhere are concerns more defined for many than in the case of how chickens are raised. There is a perception that the common cages used in many operations are far from ideal in terms of keeping laying hens happy, at least as compared to a more natural approach to raising hens that would see them with greater freedom to roam. But the idea of large scale laying operations moving to hens running free range

and collecting eggs in a way more akin to the small farm hen houses of a half century ago is not exactly reasonable in our world either, not unless the entire farm system of agriculture reverts to smaller scale farming. The trend to larger farms dates back to the end of the first Great War, so don’t expect that trend to suddenly change. That said consumers and common sense are going to push producers to change things, moving at least a step or two away from the image of crowded cages. The question for producers

is how to balance the cost of such changes with maintaining production and returns. A recent international study has come out suggesting adopting higher welfare indoor systems doesn’t increase costs as much as once thought.

The 32-page report from World Animal Protection, an animal welfare organization with offices in Toronto and around the globe, is suggesting the added cost would be 13 per cent. The 13 per cent may not sound like a great increase,

although to suggest every operation could make changes and only see that increase is a bit hard to buy into. It would most likely be a range depending on various factors, meaning larger increases for some, and maybe even some lower. Either way there are not a lot of businesses that can see costs rise 13 per cent without concerns regarding the impact on the bottom line. While consumers might want better animal welfare there is not a lot of evidence they want to pay more for food from farms investing

in change, and certainly no indication the broader food processing system will pay more. So how does a farmer absorb the cost of moving to decreasing the number of birds in a barn, adding straw, and even changing the bloodlines of the birds is a huge question for producers. There is little doubt farmers are going to be pushed to change and numbers like 13 per cent make it seem reasonable, but taking that sort of hit to the bottom line will cause issues for producers making the adjustment.

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Getting through the tunnel and into the sunlight on the other side was not a problem for Riley Gravel-Severight.

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Ryea Harper learned how to use a fire hose to put out a “house fire.”

Firefighter challenge teaches youngsters challenges facing firefighters The third annual Junior Firefighter Challenge took place at Kids Korner in Canora on July 17 during Canora in Bloom. A heavy thunderstorm earlier in the afternoon put everything in jeopardy for a while, but the skies cleared and conditions dried up enough for the event to proceed. Children aged two to 17 were eligible for the event. They were divided into juniors (two to seven years) and seniors (8 to 17 years.) Challenges faced during the various stations on the course included: picking up and carrying a fire hose (senior group used a regulation fire hose), running through an agility ladder, climbing through a playhouse and down a slide (senior group climbed a ladder instead of a playhouse), crawling through tunnels, dragging their injured pal Leo the

Lion to safety, and using a fire hose to “put out the fire” in a playhouse. Several new stations were incorporated into the course this year, according to Tricia Bedore of Kids Korner. “Two were intended to educate about fire safety,” said Bedore. “The first was the “Stop Drop and Roll” which was incorporated after they went through the building and “caught on fire.” The second was PASS (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep), which is the acronym for how to use a fire extinguisher effectively. They had a “camp fire” that they had to put out using a fire extinguisher. We had a contest for all participants to test their knowledge of these two important fire safety rules.” Bethany Ogden of Invermay won for the first correct answer to the


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question “What do you do if you catch on fire?” S amu el C o llin g r id g e won for the first correct answer to “What does PASS stand for?” All those who went through the challenge course received a certificate of completion. Bedore said most children, at some point, want to be a firefighter. The Junior Firefighter Challenge gives them the opportunity to get an idea of what it takes. “This is an important event that brings families f r o m a l l o v e r, t o g e t h e r for an evening of fun and friendly competition. It is a physical event that gets the youth moving and off the electronics for a bit,” said Bedore. “I think the younger kids enjoy that they get to dress up and are assisted by actual firefighters. For the older ones I think it is the sense of doing what firefighters do when training and pushing themselves to do it as fast as they can. The senior group this year was very competitive, and we are already discussing how to expand and build on that to make it more exciting for everyone next year.” Bedore admits that this is likely her favourite event hosted by Kids Korner throughout the year. “I love seeing the joy on the faces of the little ones, dressed up as firefighters and running through all the obstacles,” she said. “And then they receive their certificates for being a hero and saving the “injured firefighter.” Bedore said after running the senior course last year, a participant applied and was accepted into the Canora and District Fire Department as a firefighter. “This event is provided free of charge to the participants, but we offer a concession to raise money for equipment, certificates, costumes and other costs involved,” she said. “Last year’s proceeds allowed us

to purchase supplies for this and other events.” Approximately 50 participants completed the course. The juniors who took part included: C h l o e A b b o t t , Wi n s t o n Wa r r e n , R i l e y G r a v e l Severight, Loretta Fougere, B l a k e Ta y l o r, N o a h Jack, Dagne Saunders, Josephine Fougere, Riley Roberts, Courtney Pozniak, Connor Pozniak, Archer Saunders, Eli Bartel, Talia Collingridge, Lillian Heshka, Jax Bartel, and Maddix Sawka of Canora; Theodisias Levesque, Nate Bedore, Leonidas Levesque, Quinn Bedore and Kayman Nikiforoff of Kamsack; Myra Vaughters, Samuel Ogden, Lawrence Va u g h t e r s , A n a v a h Ogden Isabel Ogden, Miriam Ogden and Sienna Constant of Invermay; Acelyn Wyonzek and Arista Wyonzek of Melfort and Elyse Kim of Calgary. Among the senior competitors were: Samuel Collingridge, Knox Oswald, Mahra Collingridge, and Ryea Harper of Canora; Rose Ogden, Chavah Ogden, Zaiden Debnam, Mason Ogden, Nathaniel Ogden, Bethany Ogden, Kora Debnam, Julien Ogden and Emma Ogden of Invermay; and Ella and

Holly Kim of Calgary. Bedore said there are many individuals and groups who make this event possible. “The Canora and District Fire Department not only provided firefighters but a firetruck and other equipment as well,” she said. “Maureen Babb and Jocelyn Maddaford-Collingridge ran the concession for the event. Jordan Harper, Erika Sweeney, Maranda Donovan, Joanne Babb and Eric Sweeney put in countless hours of preparation work in the two weeks leading up to the event. Ebonie

Martin, Cayleigh Ives and Sandy Bedore were involved in various capacities on the day of the event. The Canora Nursery School Association and the Canora Crush Soccer Club provided equipment to design the course.” Bedore said the main goal of Kids Korner is to provide a variety of fun, educational family and youth events and programs for the Canora Area. It runs solely on donations from businesses and individuals and proceeds from fundraisers. Volunteers are always welcome.

Using a rope, Samuel Collingridge pulled a fire hose across the required distance.

Riley Roberts successfully completed the station where she pulled a sick friend across the grass, in this case a stuffed lion.

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Smoke on the Water fundraiser called a “rousing success” The 6th annual Smoke on the Water community fundraiser is in the books, and by all accounts according to the organizers, it was a “rousing success.” The family-friendly event drew an estimated record-breaking attendance of 900 people during the first night of the now twoday fundraiser, said a press release. Starting late in the afternoon, the “block party” got underway at the Fern Campground. Bouncy castles were set up for the entertainment of the younger crowd. New for this year was a Mini Putt set up by K a m s a c k R i v e r Va l l e y Dental, and it was “quite popular” with the crowd, according to organizers. As a fundraiser, money was generated through the sale of meals and beverages, a silent auction and,

new this year, a live auction conducted by Scott Tibble of Swan Hills Auctions in Swan River, as well as donations from sponsors. In Good Taste of Togo catered the barbecue meal with all the trimmings on the first evening of the event, while the Iron Grill of Kamsack provided the meal for the second day. F o r t h e t h i r d y e a r, Robert Ritchie and Ritchie Industries once again spear-headed the fundraiser which was originally started by the Hudye family as a means of fundraising for the Assiniboine Valley Health and Wellness Centre, said the release. Since 2017 Ritchie has carried on its fundraising legacy. “I love Kamsack, Duck Mountain, and the surrounding area,” he said. “This is where I call

‘home’, and this is where Val and I returned to raise our family. Smoke on the Water is one of those events that brings people home to visit family and friends, deepening our community bonds.” In 2018 Ritchie brought in James Turner of Innovative Outdoorsman Marketing Ltd to help with the promotion of the event. Ritchie met Turner in conjunction with the Madge Lake Walleye Cup fishing tournament that is hosted in the park each September. He saw an immediate role for Turner and his team in helping to promote yet another event that would be both a draw for Duck Mountain Regional Park and an economic opportunity for Kamsack and surrounding area, the release said. This year the pair

collaborated to expand Smoke on the Water into a two-day event with Friday night continued as the primary show. “A veritable feast was provided by In Good Taste of Togo before the draws and auctions took place,” said Turner. “At 9 p.m. Saskatchewan’s own Brad Johner and the Johner Boys took to the stage and rocked an audience of roughly 900 people for more than three hours.” On Saturday, the estimated crowd of 450 people, were treated to some world-class hoop dancing b y Te r r a n c e L i t t l e t e n t , courtesy of Saskatchewan Tourism and Sask Parks before AR Cash, a tribute group to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, took the stage and had toes tapping right through until the fireworks began. Saturday

Keep your eyes peeled for those bright yellow burrowing owl eyes It’s that time of year again, young burrowing owls have begun to leave their nests. For the past several weeks, juvenile owls have been carefully tended to and fed by their parents, according to a release from Nature Saskatchewan. Now they are independent and ready to learn how to fly and hunt for themselves. August is a great time of year to spot the owls out and about or perched on fence posts, but it is also a dangerous time for the juveniles according to the release. At this point in their lifecycle, the burrowing owls are a bit like teenagers. They are keen to be independent but lack experience. The juveniles tend to forage for food on the road and in the ditch. Kaytlyn Burrows, a Nature Saskatchewan habitat stewardship co-ordinator, suggested this is because “at dusk the road surface tends to be warmer than surrounding grasslands, attracting many small insects and rodents and as a result, young owls are also attracted and they begin searching for prey.” For this reason, the juveniles are at a greater risk of collision with vehicles. Motorists can prevent collisions by reducing their speed and keeping an eye out for burrowing owls on or near the road. Burrowing owls can be identified by their mottled brown and white feathers, their stilt-like legs, and

night’s “Taste of Kamsack” was provided by the Iron Grill Steakhouse, Turner concluded. As Smoke on the Water has grown, so has the list of groups that benefit from the event. Once all the sponsorship money has been collected and the expenses are covered, which will take a few weeks, there will be three groups receiving donations this year: the KamKids Daycare for their building fund; the 100th anniversary committee of the Kamsack United Church to help offset costs associated with its celebration, and the Friends of Madge Lake (FOML) to continue its work upgrading and improving the park, said the release. Ritchie said with the success of the joint effort between Ritchie Industries and Innovative Outdoorsman Marketing, he is now comfortable with “passing the reins” over to Turner, making the Smoke on the Water fundraiser his responsibility through his IOMPresents events management division. “I’ve been honoured to have played my part in the story, but its time for another to take on this event,” said Ritchie. “While Ritchie Industries will always be a significant part of Smoke on the Water, I’m confident that James and his team will continue the tradition of bringing our communities together to raise funds for worthwhile causes in and

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out of Duck Mountain.” Turner said he “is both humbled and excited by the opportunities that Smoke on the Water represents. “This is a fantastic event in every possible sense, bringing people and communities together for a good time and some great causes,” Turner stated emphatically, adding “We’ve already gotten some wonderful feedback about what we did this year, and what we might want to consider for 2020. Whatever the changes are, you can be sure that great music, great food, and great times will always be three of the cornerstones here. The fourth of course will always be ‘community’. Smoke on the Water was born out of a love for this area and the people in it.” Innovative Outdoorsman M a r k e t i n g a n d IOMPresents intend to make Smoke on the Water the ‘crown jewel’ of a series of events they will be running or collaborating on in Duck Mountain Provincial Park each year, Turner pointed out. In addition to this and the Madge Lake Walleye Cup, he’ll be working with Greg Podovinnikoff, manager at Duck Mountain Provincial Park, to expand the Winter Festival in March to include an ice fishing tournament and to bring a competition barbecue event to the park in late spring or early summer concluded the release. Photos on Page 8





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It’s the time of year when young burrowing owls have begun to leave their nests and are at risk of collisions with vehicles. Photo credit James Villeneuve of course their bright yellow eyes. The birds are about the size of a robin with a height of about nine inches, but they have large wings compared to the rest of their small body. They are commonly found in native or tame grasslands and will use the burrows of badgers, ground squirrels, and other burrowing mammals for nesting. Launched in 1987, Operation Burrowing Owl is one of Canada’s longest running conservation programs and aims to conserve the remaining parcels of land used by burrowing owls in Saskatchewan.

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Scenes from Smoke on the Water Continued from Page 7

Saskatchewan’s own Brad Johner and the Johner Boys took to the stage and “rocked an audience of roughly 900 people for more than three hours.”

Jean Koreluk of Kamsack was the winner of a door prize worth over $600 for having purchased her weekend pass to the event. From left, Scott Tibble of Swan Hills Auctions was on hand to raise funds from the live auction portion of Smoke on the Water. Holding a painting donated by Russell Thomas and auctioned by Tibble were James Turner and Nicole Larson.

Photo right, Robert Ritchie of Ritchie Industries, prime organizer of Smoke on the Water for the past three years, welcomed everyone to the event on August 2, and announced he has decided to pass the fundraiser “reins” over to James Turner, making it his responsibility through his IOMPresents events management division.

AR Cash, a tribute group to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, took the stage on August 3 and “had toes tapping right through until the fireworks began.”

“A veritable feast was provided by In Good Taste of Togo” for attendees at Smoke on the Water, who were able to enjoy barbecued ribs, chicken shishliki, salads, dessert bar and more.

Attendees were treated to some “world-class hoop dancing by Terrance Littletent,” courtesy of Saskatchewan Tourism and Sask Parks on August 3 at Smoke on the Water.

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The weather co-operated during the 6 th annual Smoke on the Water event, where attendees enjoyed a new attraction of a Mini Putt course organized by Kamsack River Valley Dental.


Saturday night’s “Taste of Kamsack” was provided by the Iron Grill Steakhouse.

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Cornerstone time capsule opening highlights Westminster Memorial United Church centennial celebration The Westminster United Church observed a centennial celebration with a full house. Looking out over the sea of faces in the Church on August 4, Kevin Sprong, the minister, remarked, “Dear Lord, why can’t we always have a full house like this every Sunday?” Welcoming everyone to the momentous occasion of a celebration of 100 years in the community for the Church which has stood on Queen Elizabeth Boulevard since 1919, Sprong began the centenary service of reflections with a humourous story: “I was approached by Zach and his mom in Benito coffee shop where they had heard about our centenary. Zach thought for a bit upon hearing that a time capsule was to be opened during the celebration, and wondered aloud why I could not remember what was placed there 100 year ago. I was trying to explain that I was old but not ‘that old,’ but his mom was laughing too much. “The centenary committee asked that I attempt to

provide an article for our United Church National Magazine. I received a polite reply from the magazine saying that there were hundreds of centenaries all over Canada and unless there was something unusual in the time capsule they would not be placing an article in the magazine. So I went online to see what kind of articles they were posting. One article was of a New York police officer, Daniel Pantaleo, who was being investigated for a chokehold on a fugitive. “One-hundred years of dedication to a church was not news, but a random police brutality article from another country was. “But we believe it is news. We believe that 100 years of commitment, perseverance and faith is important. “The First World War was a devastating event that rocked everybody’s sense of what was right. Those early Presbyterians asked themselves: ‘What, in God’s name, can we do to remember those who lost their lives and ensure that this is the last

Susan Bear, United Church choir director, was introduced to those in attendance by Kevin Sprong, minister, during the centenary service. world war?’ and the commitment to build this beautiful building began.

“Later in the depression and dust bowl years of the 1920s they asked, ‘What, in

Jan Spronk and Jim Tomochko successfully replaced the cornerstone at the United Church on August 4.

God’s name, can we do to respond to this crisis?’ and they responded with aid and a place for hope to be created.

“After the Second World War once again the question arose: ‘What, in God’s name, Continued on Page 10



From left, Frances Patterson (former minister), Gwen Reilkoff (lay worship leader) and Kevin Sprong (minister) delivered messages during the Westminster United Church centenary service on August 4.

Judy Stone and Rod Gardner examined the “time capsule” which was extracted from the church cornerstone on August 4 during the centenary celebration.

These items were the new time capsules which were sealed behind the cornerstone of the Westminster United Church on August 4 during a centenary celebration.






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New time capsule placed during centennial Continued from Page 9 can we do to honour the soldiers who gave their lives to protect freedom once again?’ and these beautiful stained glass windows were installed. And so the people of this church have responded to all important events in Kamsack and surrounding areas. “Commitment and perseverance were the responses over a hundred years to everything that was bringing darkness into our world.” After a deep pause, Sprong relayed a disturbing event to the congregation about an act of vandalism at the Church premises that may well have destroyed an irreplaceable stained-glass window. “This past week a vandal threw a rock through the window protecting the stainedglass window at the back of the church. Fortunately they were not successful. But all it takes is one rock to destroy weeks, maybe months of dedicated, creative work to make, ship and install a beautiful stained-glass window. But one vandal can destroy it in seconds. “We woke up to a shooting where mad men killed over 20 people in two venues in the USA. Just a few minutes to destroy the lives of dedicated parents, hope-filled teenagers and hard-working people. “But to bring about love and commitment and persevering joy takes months and years of commitment and perseverance. That is what this building stands for. “You cannot carry out the darkness in a room with a bucket. No matter how often you go in and carry out the darkness it remains dark. But the moment you shine a light the darkness disappears. This church and all our churches are about shining light in dark places. “Today we ask with all our forbears, ‘What, in God’s name, can we do to ensure future generations do not only know darkness but celebrate the light?’ especially the beautiful light shining through a stained glass window.” Invitations had been sent to many past ministers and parishioners to attend the centenary. Sprong introduced Frances Paterson, former minister, now retired, to deliver a few words. “First of all, thank you for the invitation to be among you this day as you celebrate this milestone of a journey which began one-hundred years ago. We do celebrate the ancestors of our faith and those who continue the journey in this present day. “As I reflect on my own portion of time here with you, I say it was indeed memorable with fond memories of the relationships that developed as we walked together

in faith. It is through the grace of God that we were able to do so. “May such grace continue to be given to you with the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit,” she concluded. Walter Farquharson of Saltcoats was introduced as the retired moderator of the United Church (head of the United Church of Canada), mentor to ministers just beginning in the church or taking training. He said, “It’s good to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and to commemorate events that have been important in our lives as individuals and families, communities and congregations. “We look back and remember people, places and times that have shaped us. We look forward with a mixture of hopes and fears, sureties and confusions. In a world that needs desperately to hear anew the gospel message of love, justice, freedom and service, we, together, do the same.” Gwen Reilkoff, licensed lay worship leader, and chair of the church board, gave a welcome from the chair. “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all who are able to be with us today,” she said. “We have representatives from our fellow churches here, as well as people who have travelled great distances. There are people present who have a rich history with this church and your contributions are

much appreciated. “This is quite a momentous occasion. I mean how many buildings last 100 years, let alone still look beautiful and distinctive? It is quite a sight when you drive down the boulevard and you look to see this church with its unique architecture. “But this church is more than a building. For 100 years this has been a welcoming place where all are invited to have a communion, enjoy the music and partake in worship services. This church has also hosted many community groups and their activities as well. “We are hoping our church will see many more years of welcoming people not only to our services, but to special events and community activities. We are indeed a strong part of our community. “We thank everyone who has supported our church over the years and hope we can count on your support in the future.” Reilkoff concluded with the hope for everyone to enjoy the centenary celebration, discover the contents of the cornerstone time capsule, and carry home good memories. Sprong read greetings from former Kamsack ministers Yvonne Terry, Lynne Bredesen and David White. “For weddings, baptisms, confirmations and funerals, the church has been there,” said Sprong. “Faith has been there. We pray to be here for future generations.”

From left, Kevin Sprong, minister, stood with Doreen Chorney and Kathy Handzuik before the 100th anniversary cake was cut and served.

Dieneke Spronk played flute and Sandra Nykolaishen provided the piano music at the United Church 10 0 th anniversary celebration service.

The air cadets organization served barbecued hamburgers to those in attendance on August 4. Sprong introduced Susan Bear, choir director, and encouraged the congregation to sing the final hymn “with gusto” (a full chest), and everyone did. After the conclusion of the service, those in attendance assembled at the front of the church where Jim Tomochko, a mason by trade, carefully removed the cornerstone, with the help of brothers Willem and Jan Spronk, to reveal the time capsule. Rod Gardner and Judy Stone were given the capsule to open, record the contents and seal back up to be replaced behind the cornerstone, along with a newly created “time capsule.” Contents of the 1919 capsule were as follows: a copy of the Kamsack Times, dated September 18, 1919; a copy of the First Presbyterian Church annual report, year ending December 31, 1918;

Report of Session for the year 1918; financial report of 1918; financial statement of the year ending December 31, 1918; a list of officers of the church and managing board; a list of officers of the church societies, the mission board and young people’s society; a 1918 dime, and a 1914 nickel. Contents of the 2019 capsule were: list of ministers; pictures of stained glass windows and who they are dedicated to; church board members; names of the centenary committee; story of our provincial flag and Canadian flag; some statistics from 1918; copy of the August 4 bulletin; picture of the church today; pictures of United Church families; flash drive; explanation and sample of change from paper currency to coin, with a “loonie” and “toonie”; $10 bill with Viola Desmond depicted

(civil rights icon); phasing out the penny; United Church pin; United Church women’s pin; Co-op grocery flyer; Co-op gas receipt; copy of the Kamsack Times, dated July 18, 2019, and a 2009 Masonic 100 th anniversary medallion. Once the contents of the new capsules, plus the contents of the old capsule were placed in envelopes in the cornerstone, the cornerstone was replaced and sealed up by Tomochko. Those in attendance enjoyed an outdoor picnic of barbecued burgers supplies by the air cadet organization, with all proceeds donated to the cadets. Under sunny skies, those in attendance sat at strategically placed tables and enjoyed refreshments and companionship. A 100th anniversary cake was cut and served for the enjoyment of all.

The Earnshaw family of Perth, Australia enjoyed a picnic of hamburgers during the United Church 100th anniversary celebration. From left, are: Bella, John, Caryn with Sage on her knee, enjoying a visit with Caryn’s mother Vi Gardner.

The Westminster United Church was at full capacity for the centenary celebration.

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New director takes over at SIGN The new director of operations for the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours (SIGN) is Shelley Zoerb, who has served as a program manager with the organization for the past seven years. She takes over from Alan Sharp, who is moving to Saskatoon. SIGN recently celebrated 50 years in operation, and has an outreach office located in Kamsack in the Sunrise Health

Region building on Queen Elizabeth Boulevard East. In making the announcement, SIGN Executive Director Andrew Sedley stated in a release, “Shelley has great knowledge of both SIGN and community programs that are offered throughout the area, which will benefit her. She will be an amazing ambassador for SIGN and the programs we offer. “As we say goodbye to Alan, we thank him for

his dedication, commitment and leadership that he brought to our organization. He has helped lead the organization to success and we are grateful for his service to SIGN and the community.” Zoerb was previously the program manager for SIGN Family Preservation. The director of operations position is primarily responsible to direct the overall daily program operations of the organization.

This position ensures that the day to day operations are managed smoothly and effectively and provides direct support to all of SIGN’s programs, the release said. Sharp, in reflecting on his work with SIGN, called it “a top-notch organization”. “The strength of the organization is truly its people, and the services they provide to clients is second to none. “SIGN continues to grow and provide enhanced

programming to Yorkton and surrounding area. It has become the ‘go to’ organization for the provision of programming to various demographics. The partnerships that are forged are invaluable to the programming that SIGN does, and the organization values these partnerships immensely.” H e c r e d i t s S e d l e y ’s “compassion, empathy, vision and personality,” as well as the staff and board

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of directors, for being the driving forces that have made the organization as strong as it is. “Each of you in your own special way has made my short journey an unforgettable one. I have the utmost confidence in Shelley’s ability to continue the good work for which SIGN is known. It is with sadness that I leave the SIGN family, but I am excited for the new opportunities that await me,” Sharp concluded.

Village of Pelly soon to have speed bumps in place In the near future there will be a new reason for motorists in the community of Pelly to slow down. The Village of Pelly has

received and will be installing seasonal rubber speed bumps in four locations, two on Fort Livingstone Road (Grid #661) and two

on Second Street East. Each speed bump from each direction will have an advance notice 40 metres ahead of the bump and

a sign right at the bump itself. Please note that there is no recommended safe speed to drive over these

speed bumps so extreme caution is advised, according to Frances Olson, administrator for the village of Pelly.

Grant funding for this project was received from the Government of Saskatchewan Provincial Traffic Safety Fund.

More than 900 people were caught driving distracted in June The results from June’s Traffic Safety Spotlight on distracted driving are in. During June, law enforcement across the province reported 919 distracted driving offences, with 798 or 87 per cent for cell phone use, according to a release from SGI. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder that SGI and law enforcement continue

to focus their efforts on distracted driving, said the release. SGI has released a new multi-media ad campaign to address distracted driving and to show the human impact. The message of the campaign is clear: distracted driving kills – don’t miss out on life. Visit distracted-driving-kills to see the new campaign.

The fine for driving distracted is $280, plus four demerit points under the Safe Driver Recognition program. And, those who get two cell phone tickets within a year will have their vehicles towed and impounded for a week. But it’s more than just the financial cost of being caught driving dis tracted (and with strong

enforcement on our roads, the odds of getting caught are highly likely). For some, it’s the physical cost of being injured in a distracted driving collision. Distracted driving is still a leading cause of injury on Saskatchewan roads. For others, it’s the emotional cost of losing a loved one in a distracted driving collision.

It’s just not worth it. Leave the phone alone. Keep it in a purse, glove box, or the backseat. Keep attention on the road, avoid distractions, and #JustDrive. Law enforcement also reported the following offences as part of the monthly Traffic Safety Spotlight: • 7,040 tickets for speeding/aggressive driving • 367 impaired driving

offences, including 325 Criminal Code charges • 590 tickets regarding seatbelts/car seats Police continue to focus on work zones. Drivers are encouraged to #SeeTheSigns in work zones, be patient, slow down and stay alert. Follow SGI on F a c e b o o k , Tw i t t e r a n d Instagram for safety tips to #TakeCareOutThere.

Slow down in the Orange Zone and help keep workers safe It’s summer, and that means it’s construction season. The focus of July’s Traffic Safety Spotlight is work zones. Police are watching for speeders in work zones this month, according to an SGI release. Encountering one of the orange zones may result in a bit of a delay while en route to your next fun summer destination, but SGI is reminding drivers to be mindful of workers while travelling through those construction areas. Be patient, slow down and stay alert, said the release. Always obey traffic signs and directions from any flag person. “ T h a t ’s s o m e o n e ’s workplace you’re driving through,” noted Joe Hargrave, minister responsible for SGI. “The extra time you might gain by speeding through a work zone just isn’t worth the risk.” “The best advice is to plan ahead, check in with the Highway Hotline, and allow yourself additional time to get to your destination safely,” said Lori Carr, minister of Highways and Infrastructure. “Workers and machinery are both very close to traffic in work zones,” said Shantel Lipp, president of the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association. “Work zones tend to be

more congested due to lane reductions, so things can happen fast, which makes any number of speeders in work zones unacceptable.” “These workers are our friends, neighbours, and family members. It’s important that we do our part to get them home safe,” said Collin Pullar, president of the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. “Through awareness and education, we can prevent many incidents and close calls in our work zones and help create the safest construction environment in Canada.” Drivers are required to slow to 60 km/h or the speed that’s posted when passing a highway worker, flag person or highway equipment with warning lights flashing. Exceeding the 60 km/h speed limit by 20 km/h will cost you $440. If you’re going 40 km/h over the limit, that’s going to cost you $1,008. Plus, you’ll lose at least three Safe Driver Recognition points on your licence, which can lead to further financial penalties. The fines are significant for a reason. Reducing speed can help avoid a close call, or something much worse. Allow more time to react to a potential collision and reduce your speed. Police will be keeping

an eye on work zones in July, and some work zones will be monitored by photo radar. In 2018, there were nearly 1,500* convictions for speeding in work zones. That’s nearly 1,500 times drivers ignored reduced speed limits and put workers’ lives at risk. Drivers can follow these tips to keep our roads safe: • Always give the road

your full attention, but it’s especially important in work zones. Slow down and expect the unexpected. • When planning your trip, expect delays – leave earlier, and be patient. • Keep a safe following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. • Obey posted signs and flag persons. You may not see workers right away, and

AUCTION Brian and Connie Jakubowski

Farm Auction - Stenen SK • Saturday, August 24 @ 10 am Directions: 12 miles north on #773 grid, 1 mile east (on Danbury grid) ¼ mile south of Stenen Contact: 306-548-4665 or 306-547-7890. Online 1p.m. Consignments Welcome. Featuring: Tractors: 1991 Case IH 5140 Tractor, Cummins engine, 3pth, pwr shift, front end loader, 1973 Case 970 Tractor, Deutz DX160 Tractor (good rubber), Deutz DX90 Tractor (good rubber) Semi Tractors & Trailer: ‘82 Kenworth W-900, 350 Cummins, 15spd (Registered in Sk), ‘97 PeterBilt 379 (last safety March 2016) (Registered in Sk), 2006 Lode King HGF-45-3 grain trailer (Registered in Sk), 1984? Ford F250 XL Service truck, gas, 2wd, w/200G fuel tank at the back w/elec. Pump, JD #610 Air Drill w/JD 787 tank Swather: 1998 Premier 2930 Windrower LOW HOURS, Cummins Dsl w/30ft 960 header, Macdon pickup reels Excavation Equipment including: Two Le Tourneau scrapers; Hydro shovel; Heavy Duty Dyna Fab V-Ditcher Four Grain Augers, Stone Pickers: Storage Vans & two 48ft Manac Dry Vans, Yard Equipment, Swath Rollers Misc. Equipment Including: “NEW” DICKEY-john Land Manager II Control System (brand new & never used), NH3 Cold Flow system (Continental model), Bale elevator and more! Consigned Items: Yellow Case 970 tractor w/power shift w/fel (to be sold by public trustee) Auctioneer Note: Brian and Connie are planning to retire soon, so they would like to clean up the yard. The Swather has very LOW hours and harvest is right around the corner! CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME. Online 1pm. Visit for updated listing and pictures Brian and Connie are planning to retire soon, so they would like to clean up the yard. The Swather has very LOW hours and harvest is right around the corner! CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME. Online 1pm.

even if they aren’t there, work zones have other safety hazards to keep in mind. • When a lane is closed in a work zone, embrace the zipper merge. It makes traffic flow more quickly and efficiently. Both road safety and workplace safety are

priorities for SGI and Safe Saskatchewan’s Mission: Zero. The only acceptable number of preventable injuries in Saskatchewan is zero. It’s up to all of us, on the road and off, to prevent injuries. *Based on preliminary data

In Loving Memory Of

PETER PUK January 10, 1958 - August 19, 2016

Three years ago today you went away, And we have missed you every single day. Our lives are not as bright without you.

To be together The same old way Would be our special wish today. Your cheerful smile, Your heart of gold, Was one of the best this World could hold. Never selfish, always kind. These are the memories You left behind.

You will always be loved and forever remembered by all of those whose hearts and souls you’ve touched.

Love forever and always from your family and friends.

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COTE, Tony: Macqua, passed away at the Regina General Hospital. He is predeceased by his wife Sadie; sons Edward, Laurie and Ronald Tourangeau and his parents Frank and Ellen (Quewezance) Cote. Macqua will be lovingly missed by his children Beverley, Johnny, Denise, Faye, Joan, Robert, Willet Tourangeau (Jennifer), Sadie Friday, Lavonne Secretan (Kent); special granddaughters Valerie Cote, Camilla Whitehawk, Jaime Keshane; special grandson John Ketchemonia and numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and favourite son-in-law James Whitehawk. Macqua was a stern but loving father. He was a good provider, ensuring his children had the necessities in life and guidance to achieve whatever they desired in their life. He was a positive role model for them as he always worked, and sought after better work so he could provide for his family. He instilled excellent work ethics in all his children. His career began as a soldier in 1952-58 which he went to Korea with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 25th Infantry Brigade, 81st Field Regiment. Once he returned to Cote First Nation, he left because there was no employment available, he found employment in Alberta - Fort Vermillion, Sturgeon Lake, Desmarias where he worked as Physical Education Counsellor. He returned back to Cote First Nation in 1967 where he was employed by Cote Band as Recreation Director, Welfare Administrator and then was elected Chief, in 1970. He was Chief from 1970-1978, during this time he was a visionary beyond his time. He was then employed with Federation of Saskatchewan Indians as their FSI Treasurer - Finance and Administration from 1976-1986. In 1980-1986, he worked for Canada Employment and Immigration Commission as Indian/Native Employment Officer; he then went to NORSASK Native Outreach, Inc. working as their Executive Director from 1986-1990. He was employed with Saskatchewan Indian Housing Commission as their Executive Director from 19901995. He became Tribal Chief of Yorkton Tribal Council in 1995-2001; in 2001-2002 he was the Coordinator Officer for the Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association. His last employment was at First Nations University of Canada, as Commissionaire/Security from 2003 until he retired in 2015. Throughout his tenure as Chief he began the Indian Summer Games, he secured funding for an arena with artificial ice which was a first for First Nations. He and the council created many opportunities for employment for the people of Cote in various entities - Cote Wood Industries, Cote Furniture making, Cote Band Farms, Cote Leather Crafts, Cote Fundraising initiatives to build the arena, gym and sports grounds. He was a firm believer all children and youth be involved in sports and recreation. Every age group had sports teams - hockey, fastball, volleyball, basketball. He also started Cote Chiefs, Junior B Hockey Team which was the first all First Nation hockey team who would win championships. He was a cofounder Saskatchewan Indian Federated College which is now known as First Nations University of Canada. He met and encouraged many students while working at First Nations University of Canada, and became a mentor and most importantly, friend to many. He formed lifelong bonds with the students and became a Misomis to many of them. His accomplishments were made at the reserve, provincial and federal levels for many First Nation youth and people. Tony wanted all First Nation people to have better lives for themselves and families. He wanted the youth to participate in sports at all levels to become confident in their lives. Tony was a great leader and visionary who was ahead of his times and paved paths for many in numerous ways and areas. He will be truly missed by all. He believed to be successful in life - you must work hard and always think positive. Wake services were held August 4, 2019 from the Cote First Nation Band Hall, Cote First Nation. Traditional Burial Service was held August 5, 2019 also from the Cote First Nation Band Hall, with interment following at the Cote Family Traditional Burial Grounds. Those who so desire, may make memorial donations to S.I.G.N., Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours, 83 North St. Yorkton SK S3N 0G9. To leave a note of condolence for the family, please visit

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PALUCK - Carson passed away suddenly at his home on July 28, 2019 at 62 years of age. He is survived by his five children: Robyn, Rhyan, Brayden, Remmi, and Shaye. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; his mother Teresa; his brothers and sisters: Derek Paluck, Karen Kryschuk, Don Paluck and Patty Budnick. Carson was predeceased by his father, Walter. Carson was born in Kamsack and raised on a farm in the St Phillips district. After graduating high school, he gained employment with Clark Roofing in Yorkton. Ron Zulyniak was the person he interviewed with and who hired him. Ron yelled at Carson on his first day on the job and Ron and Carson have been best friends ever since. Carson was diagnosed with nonHodgkins lymphoma at 48 years of age. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma typically has a five percent chance of survival - but Carson ignored that statistic and was cancer free after treatment. Cancer did however force him into retirement which allowed him more time for hunting at the camp he built. Carson loved hunting, playing cards and telling stories. He will be remembered by his family and many friends for his witty conversation and smart ass comments. Carson will forever be missed. The funeral was held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from St. Mary’s Cultural Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant, officiating. The honourary bearers were Roland Rice and Ron Zulyniak. Memorial donations may be made to the Kinsmen Foundation for Telemiracle as gifts of remembrance. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements were entrusted to:




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Kamsack Housing Authority is accepting applications for the position of janitor. This contracted position is permanent part-time with flexible hours. Duties include: General Cleaning, Washing Windows, Dusting, Vacuuming, Etc. This position reports directly to the Kamsack Housing Board and Manager. Interested applicants may direct any questions to

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MOTIVATED FARM EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required near Kamsack to help with fall harvest. Class 1 driver also needed. Successful candidates may need to work long hours and weekends. Email resume to or call 306-590-8537.

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Is that right, eh? By Kaare Askildt There are many colloquial phrases in the English language that we might use every day. For example, “bite the bullet.” It is used when one accepts to undertake a difficult or unpleasant task. The phrase apparently originated during the American Civil War when the medics were short on anesthesia and would ask the patient to bite down on a bullet as a distraction from the pain. Ole and Sven had been working at the distillery for many years. One day Ole died on the job and somebody had to tell Lena that LAND FOR SALE

she’d become a widow. The foreman looked at Sven, and Sven said, “I’ll bite the bullet. I’ll go right now and tell her.” “I’m really sorry Lena,” said Sven, “but Ole died at the distillery today.” “Oh no, what happened?” cried Lena. “He fell in and drowned in a vat of Akevitt,” said Sven sadly. “Was it quick at least?” asked Lena. “I’m afraid not,” said Sven. “He surfaced twice and asked for beer chasers.” Another phrase that originated from armed conflict is “turn a blind eye,” which means to ignore an order or LAND FOR SALE


FOR SALE 2 adjacent quarters located in the RM of Clayton #333 - NE 06-35--3 W2 - NW 06-35-3 W2 The 2 quarters will only be sold as a package. For further details call 306.634.7485 or 306.461.4485 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. 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

PRAYER CORNER HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH Kamsack 306-542-2458 Sunday, August 18 Holy Communion 11 a.m. Rev. Nancy Brunt ST. THOMAS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Phone: 548-2042 Pastor Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I. Saturday, August 17 Mass 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22 Mass 10 a.m. UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Canora - Kamsack Swan River Fr. Petro Tsenov Sunday, August 18 Canora 10 a.m. Monday, August 19 Khram & Provody (Cemetery) Donwell 10 a.m. EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Service 11:30 a.m. ST. STEPHEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Franklin Emereuwa Phone: 542-2240 Saturday, August 17 St. Philip’s 5 p.m. Kamsack 7 p.m. Sunday, August 18 Madge Lake 9 a.m. Canora 11 a.m. 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 10 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.

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a factual situation. Admiral Horatio Nelson had one blind eye and he was approaching a Danish war fleet when the British forces signaled for him to cease attacking the Danish ships. He held his telescope up to his blind eye and said, “I don’t see any signal.” He attacked the Danes and was victorious. The phrase “turn a deaf ear” probably followed from the noise of the battle. Knut was driving his car on his way home from the Bottoms Up Bar, and he knew he was over the legal blood alcohol limit. He was stopped by a police officer for driving erratically. He refused to cooperate and had to spend the night in the drunk tank. The next morning, he was brought in front of a judge, and the police officer gave witness as to why he had arrested Knut and why Knut had to spend the night in the drunk tank. “I showed the gentleman the portable breathalyzer,” said the police officer, “but he turned a blind eye to it. When I asked him to blow into the tube, he turned a deaf ear to my instructions.” The judge instructed Knut to explain why he chose not to co-operate with the police

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officer, to which Knut said, “I did not see or hear anything, and my mouth refused to cooperate.” “Mad as a hatter” is another phrase in use at times. It means to be completely crazy and is derived from hat makers in France in the 17th century. The hatters were poisoned by the mercury they used for the hat felt. Knut’s wife Gudrund was called in as a witness. The judge asked her about Knut’s character, to which she replied, “He is mad as a hatter your honour.” “Please explain,” said the judge. “Well, yesterday morning I asked him to take out the garbage,” said Gudrund, “and he looked at me and said, ‘You want fries with that?’” “Hmm, can you give us another example?” mused the judge. “OK,” replied Gudrund. “Yesterday afternoon we went shopping in the mall and Knut was skipping across the floor to the ATM to take out some money. When the machine was dispensing the cash, Knut jumped up and down tearing at his hair shouting ‘I won, I won!’”

“Drunk as a skunk,” is another phrase used from time to time, describing somebody extremely inebriated. The origin of the phrase is seemingly unknown. The following story might explain the meaning of the phrase. Tr u l s h a d t o o m u c h Akevitt to drink at his friend Olav’s birthday party and was driving home. He got pulled over by a police officer on Main Street for driving without his headlights on at three o’clock in the morning. Truls reeked of alcohol when he rolled down the window and the police officer could tell that Truls had been drinking. He asked Truls to step out of the vehicle, which he was able to do after a brief struggle. Truls was asked by the police officer to walk in a straight line, which Truls failed to do. The police officer was about to arrest Truls and take him downtown, when a bad accident happened right across the street, which the police officer decided to attend to right away. Truls waited around for a while and then figured the police officer wasn’t coming back any time soon, so he drove home and went to

bed. The next morning Truls was awakened by somebody loudly pounding on his front door. He got out of bed, quickly put on a robe and hurried to answer the door. Two uniformed police officers were standing on the stoop, and one officer asked, “Excuse me sir, but is your name Truls Hansen?” “Yes, indeed it is, what is this all about?” inquired Truls. “Were you pulled over by a police officer on Main Street last night for driving under the influence of alcohol?” asked the officer. “Yes, I was, but the police officer got busy with another call, and I waited around for a bit,” answered Truls. “But I was tired so I got in my car and drove home and went to bed.” “Where is your car now sir?” asked the second police officer. “I parked it in my garage of course,” answered Truls. “May we please see the car sir?” asked the police officer. “Yes, of course,” said Truls, and opened the garage door. And there, inside the garage was the police officer’s patrol car.

RCMP execute seizure at Tadmore marijuana operation On August 8, the Canora RCMP executed a Search Warrant of a large indoor and outdoor marijuana grow operation, according to an RCMP release. The Search Warrant was executed at a rural property near the hamlet of Tadmore. The RCMP seized 500 marijuana plants along with growing lights and equipment. The RCMP also seized loaded firearms and a stolen camper while executing the Search Warrant, said the release. Three adults have been charged for Production of Cannabis Marijuana and Possession for the purpose of trafficking Cannabis Marijuana while one of the adults is facing charges for possession of stolen property and unsafe storage of a firearm. The Canora RCMP would like to thank the public for tips they received regarding the marijuana grow operation.

Canora RCMP officers seized growing equipment and 50 0 marijuana plants at the Tadmore operation. From left, were: Cst. Matt Walker, Cst. Kari Pettinger, Cst. Rob Gatenby, and Cst. Gerrit Wensink.

Canora RCMP executed a search warrant at a marijuana operation near Tadmore on August 8.

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RVAC holds first 3-D shoot The Kamsack River Valley Archery Club (RVAC) held its first 3-D shoot for members and guests recently, and are hoping to make this an annual event. On both days of the weekend of July 27 and 28, the mornings started with a pancakes and sausages breakfast. The course, set up approximately eight miles n o r t h o f Ve r e g i n b y Prettyview School, included

a number of 3-D targets set up by Scott Green, club president, with assistance from Darren Perepelkin, Alvin Quewezance, Chris Jones and Dustin Cote. On day one, 19 shooters took part on the course that included a feature which was nicknamed “heart attack hill.” “We had shooters from Kipling, Yorkton, Sturgis and Regina, plus the nine

members of our club,” said Green. “We had 25 3-D targets set up on a 1.8 mile course.” The participants ranged in age from eight and up and included males and females. RVAC members have been attending 3-D shoots around the province, including in Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Regina, Dundurn and Redvers. “We were very pleased

with the results of our first outdoor 3-D shoot. We had good feedback from those in attendance and good reviews about our course set-up. We also had a camping area set up for participants. “The club wishes to acknowledge Lenora Quewezance for making up the sponsor signs which were displayed by our targets, and for making bannock and chilli. Also Amy Cote and

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Rhonda Streelasky for all your help. Saying that day one of the shoot was very hot, Green indicated that the threat of high winds for day two may have been a factor in keeping the number of shooters lower. “Thankfully the wind wasn’t as bad as was being predicted for Sunday, and it didn’t hinder the archers to any extent. Overall, the event was a success and we look

forward to next year,” he said, indicating that medals were handed out to the top shooters. Two participants, Amanda Szumutku and Chris Hoffman of Regina, were very pleased with the course, remarking “Definitely worth the drive,” and “It was an awesome shoot. Great food and lots of fun. Very much looking forward to next year.” See photos on Page 16

SHA awarded $3.5 million to lead innovation initiative in western Canada The Government of Canada announced the formation of the CAN Health Network, a health and industry partnership designed to develop innovative technological solutions to address health care challenges, stated a press release

from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. As part of the initiative, the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be provided $3.5 million from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), to facilitate the creation of the CAN

Health West Network, comprising member health care organizations from across all four western provinces. The CAN Health Network represents one of the largest health and industry partnerships in the country. It is designed

to enable health care organizations to work directly with medical-technology companies to identify, develop and scale solutions to common health system challenges. Comprised of Canadian health care organizations in


both the public and private sector, the network utilizes a coordinated, Canadafirst approach to technology adoption to ensure solutions being adopted by Canadian health care organizations address key challenges and are built

by Canadian companies in collaboration with medical leaders. Funding for the Network is in place until 2022, with next steps being to establish a project management and governance structure to support the initiative.


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RVAC first 3-D shoot said to be “lots of fun� Continued from Page 15

Alvin Quewezance, left, and Scott Green prepared the pancakes and sausages for breakfast on the mornings of the 3-D shoot on July 27 and 28.

Chris Hoffman of Regina, left, and Scott Green check out one of the 3-D targets on the RVAC course north of Veregin.

Chris Hoffmann lined up for a shot while Scott Green looks on. SIGA PAINTED HAND CASINO R0011727736

Amanda Szumutku takes a shot during the 3-D shoot.

A young archer takes aim at a 3-D target.

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