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Junior Drama presents mixed-up fairytale
The Kamsack Comprehensive Institute (KCI) Junior Drama Club presented its “laugh out-loud, mixed-up fairytale for all ages” at the KCI gymnasium on June 6 and 8. On stage were characters from fairytales playing in mixed-up comical roles. From left, were: Kira Kitsch as Humpty Dumpty; Seraphim Strauss as Rose Red; Gerri Basaraba as the Black Sheep; Megan Raffard as Red Robin Hood, and Eric Moriarty, Brady Hilton and Josh Hilton as the Three Pigs. The play, written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, was directed by Bethany Brade, art teacher. See more photos and story in the next issue.
Cote students make history with Indigenous Chef Competition win The YTC (Yorkton Tribal Council) Indigenous Chef Competition, the first of its kind in a Saskatchewan First Nation school, was won by a group of students from the Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex (CGCEC.) “I said before the competition that we were going to win and we did,” said Robert Severight, lead chef and coach mentor of the Cote group. “We created a real feast for the judges,” he said. “All of the competition food looked good, but from my own perspective, our dishes were very good, very traditional.” The other team-leaders were Janet Love-Morrison, Grades 8 and 9 teacher at CGCEC, and Ron Severight, the language and culture coordinator. Ross Cadotte also contributed in language, and
Gloria Pelly, Grades 6 and 7 educational assistant, helped with team support. Nine teams from schools in the YTC district were entered in this inaugural competition, from the following First Nations: Cote, Keeseekoose, Ochapowace, Kahkewistahaw, Sakimay and Ocean Man, with some schools having entered two teams. The CGCEC team had nine students and each member of the team was assigned a specific job in the food preparation. Members of the team were: Jasmine Kakakaway, assigned to moose stew preparation, and also assigned the task of speaking to the judges and guests in the Nakawē language; Cole Kakakaway, cut the vegetables; Kalista Kakakaway, desert; Veronica Tourangeau, bannock and desert; Lori
Anne Brass, duck and wild rice; Austin Bird, Indian popcorn; Sean Kakakaway, cut up meat for stew; Angelo Badger-Cote, stew, and Tian Papequash, duck and wild rice. The team created and served a five-course meal consisting of appetizer, soup, salad, main meal and desert that was judged on the following criteria: best appetizer, best soup, best salad, best main, best desert, table appeal/presentation of meal/ artistry, use of traditional language, team work and best all-around team. The CGCEC team started with an appetizer of Indian popcorn, a dish made of deer fat and meat that is cooked until crispy. For the second course they served duck soup. Then they served a wild rice pilaf salad, moose stew as their main course and saskatoon-berry pudding
The group of chef students from Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex (CGCEC) did a march around the gymnasium on May 29 after having won the first-ever Indigenous Chef Competition on May 26. for desert. Their beverage “Cooking made me feel Denny’s and the Riddell was muskeg (Labrador) tea. good, and I liked that I could Centre at the University Robert Severight has make others feel good when o f R e g i n a , S e v e r i g h t an extensive background they ate my creations. I love brought his passion for in cooking, which started being hospitable to guests, the culinary arts to the with him being the oldest and believe that our feelings first-ever Indigenous Chef of seven children. He took are transferred into whatever Competition. responsibility for cooking as we touch.” “We want everyone to a youngster and felt it came Having been a cook at have fun while cooking, to him quite naturally. different places, including Continued on Page 2
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Cote students display versatility in big win Continued from Front Page learn new skills and experience what it could be like if they tried their ‘hand’ in the culinary arts expertise area utilizing our Indigenous ways and foods as well as expertise,” said information contained in the contest parameters release. “We recognize that traditionally, we didn’t have five courses to our meal; however, part of the competition is to showcase our foods in a creative way and get students to understand how our cooking can be utilized in a restaurant setting. Our hope is to help students see the tourism and hospitality industry as a viable career option.”
The teams arrived at Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School (CKCS) early in the day on May 26 to begin preparations for the competition, which began at noon and wrapped up at 5 p.m. Shortly after 5 p.m., when all guests and judges were seated, a prayer was given by Sakimay students and staff. First course was served at 5:40 p.m. and judging was complete by 7 p.m. at which time there were awards, banners and presentations made. Each course was timed to take approximately l0 to 15 minutes (serving, eating and removing dishes.) For the competition, nothing could be cooked at home
On May 29 at CGCEC, Jonas Cote, principal, introduced the coaches who led the Cote team to win the Indigenous Chef Competition held on May 26. From left, were: Cote; Ron Severight; Janet Love-Morrison, holding the trophy won by the team, and Robert Severight, holding the banner.
Jasmine Kakakaway was recognized for her outstanding contribution to the Indigenous Chef Competition through her language skills, which contributed to the success of the Cote team. From left, were: Jonas Cote, Kakakaway, Janet LoveMorrison and Robert Severight. prior to reaching CKCS. The rules stated that everything must be freshly cooked, with the one exception that meat could be previously thawed.
Gloria Pelly, Grades 6 and 7 educational assistant and Ross Cadotte, language instructor, were recognized for their contributions to the winning team of chef students.
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The group of students and their coaches were acknowledged by the CGCEC staff and students for having won the first-ever Indigenous Chef Competition held in Saskatchewan on May 26 at Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School. From left, were: (back) Ron Severight (coach), Janet Love-Morrison (coach), Kalista Kakakaway, Austin Bird, and (front) Cole Kakakaway, Jasmine Kakakaway, Tian Papequash, Angelo BadgerCote, Lori Anne Brass, Sean Kakakaway, Veronica Tourangeau and Robert Severight (coach.) organizer and chef coach. Each team was responsible for bringing all their own supplies from ingredients to condiments, and was responsible for table set-up for its designated tables. “All tables will be served by the teams.” said the release. “Each team needs to figure out how you will serve your guests in a timely manner so as to keep meals hot, appealing and together. This is all part of the planning; it is important.” The release stated that the students should be speaking as much as possible in the Nakota, Cree or Nakawē languages. “One of the focuses is to use food as the catalyst to speak our languages,” it said, “but we don’t stress over misspeaks or students who may only be beginning language users. We want to encourage ‘try,’ not perfection. No one should feel shame if they don’t know as much as another one. Encourage participation. We are encouraging strengthbased assessment which means we all have strength in one of the areas.” Teams were allowed to choose how they would
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be Indigenizing the meal with their selection of foods cooked, spices used and plate appeal. Each team was responsible for clean-up after the competition. “It turned into a long day,” said Isaac. “We learned a lot from this competition, and how we can do better next time, but for a first effort we felt it went very well.” To recognize the Cote team for having made history by competing in the Indigenous Chef Competition, and for having won, the CGCSC held a presentation on May 29. Each student chef and their team leaders and support persons were acknowledged and presented with a gift. Amid cheers from their fellow students, the student chefs entered the CGCEC gymnasium. The Honour Song was played, and they were greeted by Jonas Cote, school principal. “This is a new concept,” said Ron Severight. “A lot of schools focus on sports. Cooking is the arts and the YTC put this competition together, along, with CKCS, to showcase Indigenous cooking skills. Our school team won the competition and made history. Everyone has a skill, and as a teacher I would like to see more of a focus on the arts,” he said. “I applaud these students for having the courage to try something new,” said LoveMorrison as she addressed the team. “I am very proud of you all,” said Robert Severight. “We really worked as a team. You have to believe in yourself and not give up. I had a lot of fun working with this group and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.” The chef students displayed their excitement at having been a part of the winning team, saying that they “had fun,” the competition was “really good” and they “would so do it again.” “I may pursue a career as a chef,” said Jasmine Kakakaway. “I really enjoyed the competition.”
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Work progressing on section of No. 8 Highway north of Kamsack Work is progressing on the section of the No. 8 Highway that was washed out on April 24 due to heavy spring run-off. The well-travelled portion of the highway has been closed and a detour put in place for over a month as work crews from KamCrete, which has offices in Kamsack and a head office in Prince Albert, have been onsite to rebuild. Dan Carrier of Prince Albert, senior safety advisor for Kam-Crete, was on the work site on May 29 and said that there may be three more weeks of work left on the project. “Kam-Crete has had to pull some machines off the Regina by-pass project to help with the demand of machines needed here on the rebuild,” he said. “There have been two rows of seven large culverts put in place, for a total of 14 pipes. To finish this project we have had to hire additional labourers and bring in extra equipment operators.
“Our goal is to have one lane of traffic open in the next week or so, and be finished in three weeks,” he said on May 29. “We have brought in automatic flagging devices with the arms that come down to signal the traffic. This is much safer than having flag persons on the road.” Steve Shaheen, senior communications consultant with the department of highways indicated that the heavy rainfall received in the area during the first week of June has “caused a few issues” with the project. “The detour for the section of No. 8 Highway affected by the washout approximately 8 kilometres north of Kamsack remains in effect, and there are plans for re-opening sometime during the week of June 10, barring additional setbacks. “This is a significant fix for the ministry of highways,” he said, indicating the rebuild cost to be upwards of $800,000.
The section of No. 8 Highway that was washed away on April 24 is still in the process of being repaired by work crews from Kam-Crete.
Progress on the rebuild of a section of No. 8 Highway shows the vast amount of earth that had to be removed in order to install the new culverts.
Dan Carriere of Prince Albert stood inside the opening of one of the culverts that have been put in place to allow for swift-flowing water in the future.
Kamsack installs bleacher seats from Taylor Field A piece of history came to Kamsack and has been installed at the Dubasoff Memorial Field on the Kamsack sportsgrounds. “Kamsack is one of only eight communities who were chosen to receive a piece of Roughriders history,” said Kev Sumner, Kamsack recreation director. These bleacher seats were in the now-decommissioned Taylor Field in Regina, and through a legacy grant Kamsack was awarded bleacher 200 seats. “The town public works department was responsible for building the new bleachers and installing the new seats. The dugouts were also renovated by the town public works crews and given a new paint job by Stirling and Bryce Erhardt who volunteered the supplies, their time and labour to do the job.” Although the dugouts are made of wood, the bleachers are made of aluminum and the new seats are made of green plastic and are quite comfortable, Sumner said. He also said the new bleachers are safer as there are no gaps between the rows of seats. Sumner indicated new chain-link fencing was being put in place as well. “We would love to see as many people as possible using the baseball diamonds. There is no rental charge and we encourage groups who want to get out and have some fun, families and seniors to utilize the facilities. Just let the town know when you are planning to use the diamonds, for safety reasons, because public works also goes out to do maintenance,” Sumner said.
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A Decade Ago
At a Cote First Nation elders’ gathering it was agreed to form a task force that would help oversee the establishment of a peacekeeping force on the reserve, according to Alvin Severight, addictions counselor for the Saulteaux Healing and Wellness Centre at Cote, that would help combat drug-related problems. ***** Former Kamsack RCMP member, Cst. Mike Polegi of Saskatoon was the reviewing officer for the 21 cadets when the Kamsack air cadet squadron held its annual ceremonial review and awards banquet. ***** A team of Bill Verabioff, Jeff Parnetta, Jeff Zarchikoff and Shane Olson had the top score at the second annual Duck Mountain Ambulance Charity Golf Classic played at the Riverside Golf Course. ***** A former Kamsack resident, Carrie Malainey, daughter of Jim and Joan Malainey of Kamsack, won first place in a hair styling competition held at the Parkland College in Melville. ***** A Kamsack student, Carmen Danyluk, was one of 24 students in Western Canada to receive a RE/MAX Quest for Excellence bursary valued at $500, from a field of 1,568 entries. ***** Rebecca Hilderman of Kamsack advanced to the semifinal round of the CJGX Radio Star Search competition after performing at the preliminary round in Kamsack.
Put politics aside in trade war In a commodity-trading province like Saskatchewan, no one should have to be reminded of the importance of trade, especially trade with the U.S., with whom we do the most business. Everything we do in this province, from selling our grains and oilseeds to our potash and oil, pretty much relies on business beyond our country’s borders. This is particularly critical to rural Saskatchewan where the drivers of the economy are those very commodities. A trade war, especially one with the U.S., threatens our very livelihood in a more serious way than a carbon tax or any other policy government imposes on it. To have unreasonable tariffs imposed on us and to not be able to sell what we produce into foreign markets for a competitive price is an economic crisis. We all know this from U.S. tariffs imposed over the decades on wheat, potash and beef during the BSE crisis of a decade ago. So for a Saskatchewan politician to do anything other than whatever they possibly can to ward off the most recent trade war started by U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum is a disservice. To their credit, most Saskatchewan politicians, past and present, are doing as much as they can. Take current Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe who traveled to Washington last week to meet several highranking U.S. politicians, including Trump’s Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross. Some will likely argue that a Canadian premier from a small province isn’t connected enough in Washington to
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accomplish much of anything. But Moe’s message of how this could be a “win-win” and “doesn’t have to be a “lose-lose” for both Canada and the U.S. resonates with American politicians more than some realize. After all, the American politicians may have already gotten a glimpse of the lose-lose scenario in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s list of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports: sleeping bags, maple syrup, yogurt, tissues, napkins, toilet paper, pens, felt-tip markers, chocolate, beer kegs, bourbon and orange juice. It’s a broad list that, on the surface, doesn’t seem to make much sense. But with the help of bipartisan consultants, some of them Conservative politicians, the list has been carefully crafted to take aim at states in where Republicans face tough mid-term elections. The Saskatchewan premier also made the case of how integrated the U.S. and Canadian economy really are, using the example of steel produced at the Evraz mill in
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Letters to the Editor
Reader encourages RM of Keys council to say no to the ILO I understand that at its regular council meeting on June 19, our RM of Keys council will consider the granting of discretionary use approval for the intensive livestock operation (ILO) to be located on E ½ 33-33-03 W2. Here are five solid reasons why council should say “no” to this ILO: 1. In exercising its discretion, council is to act in the best interests of the electors and the community that are affected by its decisions. On June 4, in excess of 700 signatures were provided to Sask. Ag. where members of this community specifically stated that an ILO should not be located over the Empress and Falcon Lake aquifers. 2. A proper manure management plan is a requirement, and the developer proposes to spread manure over nine quarters of land on a three-year cycle. These land parcels are either directly beside neighboring farmsteads or are within ½ to ¾ of a mile from Stoney Creek or the Assiniboine River. Further, natural runoff from the ILO site will empty into Stoney Creek. 3. The consultant’s report filed by the developer states that dugouts (used by neighboring farms to water cattle and other livestock) do not fill only from runoff, but that the dugout levels rise and fall as do the water tables in the area. This means that if these dugouts through runoff become contaminated by the spread of manure and drainage from the ILO, the subsurface water table will also be affected. 4. The consultant’s report filed by the developer states that
rainfall and run off from the ILO and the spread of manure will not be a concern. During the week of June 4, however, following a rainfall of 2 1/2 inches, a water flow of three to four feet in width ran off the proposed ILO site into Stoney Creek. This creek runs adjacent to the Keys First Nation and no consultation has been undertaken with the First Nation by the developer, the RM or the Provincial Ministry, which under federal and provincial laws and guidelines is a requirement. 5. The normal mortality of chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks will involve up to 10,000 dead birds continuously composting in an external pit which will emit odour, and attract flies and rodents. This ILO location is too close in proximity to the Village of Stenen and the recreational community of Crystal Lake, and drainage from this mortality pit also flows directly into Stoney Creek. The proposal to locate the ILO on E ½ 33-33-03 W2 is dependent upon Bylaw 03-2018 being approved by the Ministry of Gov’t. Relations, which has not occurred. Further the developer’s Manure Management Plan and Mortality Management Plan have yet to be approved by Sask. Ag. For the reasons stated, (and there are several others), our council should say “no” in the exercise of its discretion. Our community has clearly made its views known with the 700 signatures provided to Sask. Ag. and our council, in representing our interests, should act in the same manner.
Runoff resulted from rain during the week of June 4 at the proposed ILO (intensive livestock operation) site in the RM of Keys. If council is not prepared to do this, then at the very least, any consideration of the discretionary use application should be deferred until it is known that the provincial approvals for the developer’s proposal to locate on E ½ 33-33-03 W2 will be forthcoming. After all, why would our council provide its approval, if its provincial counterparts are not prepared to do so? Howard Fox Crystal Lake Ratepayer within the RM of Keys
Being good can’t always save us In our world today, the community pressure to conform to a set of expectations will not usually be expressed in religious terms. In the churches it may be, but in this country, there is no community consensus around even the existence of God, let alone what God might expect of us. But there are still very strong social pressures to regulate our behaviour and get us all to conform to particular views of right and wrong. And these standards are still policed in much the same way they were in Jesus’s day, by the threat of ostracism and public shaming if you fail to measure up. What does this have to do with the gospel of Jesus? Everything, actually. Because as Jesus was pointing out, these systems of identity politics keep us all cowered in fear by generating endless victims, and we all know that we could be next. Being good can’t always save us. It is much easier to hope God will somehow just fix things, and to retreat into a kind of magic faith where we do not have
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to change. We fail to recognize we are being invited into being created and made whole, invited into imitation of the Christ. Lack of forgiveness is about our rejection of the way of Jesus, which means we remain blind to what is going on, and unable to enter it. Like the Pharisees, we watch intently, but do not see what is happening. (3:2) The promise is that those who do His will, who seek to follow Him into a new way of being human, will be family. They will discover relationships like the best of all families, and better.
In what ways either intentionally or inadvertently, have we colluded in watering down the challenges and difficulties of our beliefs? Replacing hardships with pleasantries, and making a radical, upside down, truly unbelievable revelation of God in the person of Jesus Christ into a theology for the masses, catering and kowtowing to any and all who might resist its demands or find its claims inconvenient. After all, grudge-keeping is often easier than Gospel living as is implementing the law instead of vigilance in acting out liberating grace. If you want to impose modern events onto the Gospel of Mark 3:20-35 simply look at the widening gap between people of different religions. Have we improved in seeking to understand each other, or is it still easy to run around pointing blame on someone who looks different and sounds different? People still seek to “quarantine” any idea that runs contrary to their own supposed “correct” religious view.
Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in rural Saskatchewan The entrepreneurial spirt of rural Saskatchewan never ceases to surprise me as residents continue to try to develop new economies. On a recent trip to the Norquay/Pelly area that reality came into focus once more, as I came upon the construction of a new peat moss facility being built near Norquay. Just a bit farther east sits the remnants of the alfalfa pelleting plant. The facility is still in use, by the looks of it as grain storage, but gone are the days of processing alfalfa into pellets for the livestock feed sector. The juxtaposition of a
new processing plant being constructed in the virtual shadow of one which no longer functions as anticipated was not lost on me. There have, through the years, been a large number of economic development plants pop up across the Canadian Prairies, with a rather wide range of hits and misses among them. The little excursion I was on actually illustrated the situation quite well. As I headed north, just outside Yorkton is Grain Millers, an oat processor in the midst of a major expansion. They are now part of a large international company, but its Yorkton
roots are in the entrepreneurial vision of a local man who began oat processing here. You can mark the overall effort about as successful as you might hope for when building a processing plant. North on Highway No. 9, I passed the corner where I could have turned west to find what began as
a processing plant for the waste farm product; flax straw. The flax straw plant was one which seemed a natural fit, using a renewable fibre source that was generally being burned, to create a variety of products. There were provincial and corporate dollars involved, but it never got to the next
level, and after a number of years, it closed. The aforementioned alfalfa plant is interesting in the sense there was a time, back in the 1970-80s when the industry of dehydrating alfalfa into a useable pellet was very successful. Plants popped up all over the place. There were, for example, two plans in tiny Zenon Park in northeast Saskatchewan, some 10 miles away there was one in Arborfield and only slightly further away in the opposite direction, one in Tisdale. The businesses were successful for a number of years, but the sector died
off one-by-one. While the highway w a s u n d e r a d e t o u r, i t had been the plan to return to Yorkton through Kamsack, where sits a plant that was built to turn cereal straw into a product which would compete with chip board. Another idea with seeming merit, but it never really got much traction. There have been lots of ideas, many progressing to the point of production, but sadly most have ultimately failed. But the peat plant shows the entrepreneurial spirit remains, as they hope to be one of the winners.
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Cannabis retailers selected in Saskatchewan The operators for the province’s 51 cannabis retail store permits have now been selected. More than two-thirds of these successful applicants are from Saskatchewan or have operations in the province, according to a release from SLGA. (Saskatchewan Liqour and Gaming Authority) In Canora, the successful applicant for the one available permit was Clarity Cannabis Ltd., an Alberta and B.C. business operator, said the release.
“This represents the next step in the process of having a privately-operated cannabis retail system carefully regulated by SLGA,” Minister Responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said. “There was a lot of interest in the public Request for Proposal process,
resulting in many new businesses that will invest in our province.” The successful proponents were selected through a two phase Request for Proposal (RFP) process that began in March. The first phase involved a screening for qualifications focused on financial and sales/inventory tracking systems. All those that qualified entered the second phase of the process which was a lottery draw to select the successful operators. KPMG, a professional auditing firm, was engaged to provide
oversight and monitor the entire RFP process, according to the release. Proponents that were selected as operators for the province’s 51 cannabis retail permits must now proceed through the licensing process. No retailers can begin operating until federal legalization occurs, which is expected sometime this fall, according to David Morse of SLGA. The permitting process involves completing the formal application paperwork, submitting and passing a good character check and
meeting building security requirements. “Names were drawn for each available permit in a community,” said Morse. “SLGA established a ‘runner up’ list of two proponents per available permit, to be used only if the initial proponent selected is not eligible for a cannabis permit or if the successful proponent withdraws from the process. The runners up will not be notified unless and until they become the successful proponent for a cannabis retail permit.” The successful proponents
have 45 days to begin the permitting process. As a condition of their permit, retail cannabis permittees must be operating within 12 months of legalization. Permits will not take effect until legalization occurs. Cannabis retail stores must be standalone operations, selling only cannabis, cannabis accessories and ancillary items as defined by SLGA. Alcohol sales will not be permitted in cannabis stores. Cannabis retail locations are subject to local municipal zoning bylaws.
More than $1.2 million in charitable gaming grants paid out Volunteer fire departments, humane societies, amateur sports clubs and local service clubs are among 1,100 groups and organizations that received more than $1.2 million from the provincial government through its charitable
gaming grant program this quarter, said a release from Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming (SLGA.) “Saskatchewan communities are strong when its citizens step up and give their time as volunteers,” said Gene
Makowsky, minister responsible for SLGA. “As a government we’re pleased to support volunteer organizations by enhancing their fundraising efforts with charitable gaming grants.” Among the grants provided
by SLGA this quarter: Estevan and surrounding area received $77,817; North Battleford and surrounding area: $71,282; Prince Albert and surrounding area: $62,739; Swift Current and surrounding area: $50,378; and Lloydminster
and surrounding area: $37,239. The grants are provided to groups and organizations that conduct licensed charitable gaming activities such as bingos, raffles, breakopen ticket sales as well as Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events,
said the release. A grant equivalent to 25 per cent of the net proceeds raised from the gaming activity is automatically provided to the groups and organizations when they submit their charitable gaming reports.
Provincial fire ban lifted, burning restrictions remain in some parks With rainfall in many areas, the ban on open fires for all provincial Crown land south of the Churchill River, including provincial parks, has now been lifted. The ban was put in place on May 14. There are now no active provincial fire bans
in Saskatchewan. However, burning restrictions remain in some parks, said a release from the ministry of environment. Campfire restrictions remain in place for Saskatchewan Landing, Pike Lake, Blackstrap, Great Blue
Heron, Candle Lake, The Battlefords and Narrow Hills provincial parks. Because of continuing dry conditions in those areas, a serious fire risk remains. Campfire restrictions in all other provincial parks and recreation sites are lifted. The fire
Notice of Intention to Designate Provincial Heritage Property The Heritage Property Act, R.S.S.C. H-2.2 S.39 and 41 TAKE NOTICE THAT not less than sixty (60) days from: a) b) c) d)
the giving of the Notice of Intention to the owner of the affected property; the registering of an interest based on this Notice in the Land Titles Registry; the publishing of this Notice in a local newspaper; and the publishing of this Notice in the Saskatchewan Gazette;
I intend to make an order that the property known as: Veregin Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Grain Elevator and legally described as: Blk/Par B, Plan No. 101388775, Extension 0 be designated as Provincial Heritage Property pursuant to sections 39 and 41 of The Heritage Property Act. The reasons for the proposed designation are as follows: 1.
The grain elevator was one of the most prominent architectural features on the Canadian prairies in the 20th century and remains a visual symbol for the whole region.
The grain elevator was a key component in the grain handling industry and played an important role in the development of agriculture in the province.
The wooden crib grain elevator, as a construction method and building type, was standard up until the 1980s and represents an important phase in the evolution of grain handling facilities.
Built in 1908, the Veregin Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Grain Elevator is amongst the oldest known grain elevators in Saskatchewan.
The Veregin Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Grain Elevator is associated with the cooperative movement in Saskatchewan and the key role cooperative organizations played in the handling of grain in the province during the early 20th century.
Further information concerning the reasons for designation is available by contacting: Heritage Conservation Branch Heritage Conservation Branch, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport 2nd Floor - 3211 Albert Street, Regina, SK S4S 5W6 AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT a Notice of Objection to the proposed designation may be served to me at the same address within thirty (30) days of the date of publication of this Notice in the Kamsack Times. The Notice of Objection shall state the reason for the objection and relevant facts. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT if no Notice of Objection is received within the time· specified, I may order the designation with respect to all or part of the property described herein. DATED at the City of Regina, in the Province of Saskatchewan, this 5th day of June, A.D. 2018.
apply in your area or where you are planning to travel. When using fire for any purpose, please take care. For fires in or within 4.5 kilometres of the provincial forest between April 1 and October 31, you need a burn notification number,
available free from your nearest Ministry of Environment Forest Protection Area office. For current wildfire information, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/fire. To report a wildfire, call the province’s toll-free Firewatch number at 1-800-667-9660.
www.Kamsack.ca RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING & WASTE MANAGEMENT REMINDER starting June, the town will be going to 2 zones for recycling and waste pick-ups. Information was mailed out with recent water bills; it is also available at the town office and on our website www.kamsack.ca Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st at the Kamsack Sports grounds – pancake breakfast, ball tourney, free morning swim, concessions, beer gardens, facepainting, wagon rides, mud bogs, DJ, entertainment, inflatables, parade and the fireworks at dusk! Want to join our Canada Day Parade? If your business or community group would like to enter a float on Canada Day, the best float will receive a $125 1st prize, the 2nd best float receives $75 for a staff luncheon. Call Kev at the Town Office for more info!
REMEMBER Please do not park in the No Parking Zones by our schools. Slow down to the speed limit and watch for kids. CAUTION – Our town crews will be repairing and painting roads in the next few months so please
take care and observe the speed limits on our roads, thanks. Upcoming Events: June 15 – Students Against Drunk Driving ball game at the KCI diamond, from 5pm to 9pm – all welcome. June 15 – Kamsack library presents a public reading by Marilyn Lachambre at 6:30pm June 15 – Golf Ball Drop fundraiser for Eaglestone Lodge from 4pm, tickets $5 or $20, call a board Member for info. Concessions & Beer Gardens will be open. June 16 – Roblin Stars vs Canora Supers adult ball game at the ball diamonds at 1pm and 4pm! June 16 – St. Michael’s Camp dance with the Old Country Boys, starts at 4pm see the info on Facebook. June 25 – Town Council meeting at 6:30pm July 1 – Canada Day at the Sports grounds July 25 – Trackside Gardens “Strawberry Social” at the caboose, from 2- 4pm. Everyone is welcome! Aug 8-10 – Sportball multi-sport summer program for 2-12 year olds, call Kev the Recreation Director or visit our Facebook page. Aug 11 – Old Dog Run, sponsor forms are available by calling Joe at 542-2008, the event finishes at the sports grounds.
THE OCC HALL IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE FOR RENTALS DUE TO THE ROOF LEAKING, WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS OR BRANCHES IN THE GREEN SPACES OR IN PARKS. THEY CAN BE DROPPED OFF FOR FREE AT THE LANDFILL. THESE PILES ATTRACT RODENTS AND ARE FIRE HAZARDS.
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ban for Prince Albert National Park remains in place. Municipalities, regional, and national parks may have burning restrictions in place that are not affected by lifting the provincial ban. Please check with local authorities to see what, if any, restrictions
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Historic Kamsack area landmark collapses
An often-photographed building that was a reminder of the area’s Doukhobor history collapsed on Saturday. Located three miles south of Kamsack on the No. 8 Highway, the Doukhobor prayer home was considered to be a landmark in the area.
This Doukhobor prayer home, still standing as of this weekend in a cattle pasture south-east of Kamsack, was looking fragile, as if it, too, may not be standing for much longer.
Prizes won at annual nursing home auxiliary tea and bake sale Prize winners at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home auxiliary tea on June 2, were: Marj Orr, 50/50 prize of $145, a portion of which she “generously donated to the auxiliary,” it was said; raffle ticket winners of a kitchen, bathroom or outdoor basket Shari Pister, Bev Scobie and Mabel Laine; door prize winners of a
potted plant Myrna Dey, Ellie Kilmister, Ernie Welyk, Carol Bligh, Carla Chernoff, Yvonne Henderson, Ruth Dixon, Jennie Schow, Allan and Brenda Kondratoff, Joyce Musselman, Audrey Horkoff, Joanna Zychkowski, Bev Scobie, Dan Schindler and Pauline Kluchka. The auxiliary wishes to say congratulations to the winners.
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Affinity Credit Union makes donation to Norquay School Brenda Bowes and Gerard Kiefer presented Norquay School SRC (student representative council) with a $5000 cheque on behalf of the Affinity Credit Union that will go towards the Norquay School gym floor project. From left, were: Rayna Ramsay, Norquay School SRC social director; Brenda Bowes, Affinity Credit Union team leader/Norquay; Gerard Kiefer, Affinity Credit Union advice centre manager; Cody Heskin, Norquay School SRC president; Arthrine Pasaporte, Norquay School SRC secretary; Keely Foster, Norquay School SRC vice-president, and Heath Morin, Norquay School SRC staff advisor.
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Norquay staff recognized at employee appreciation supper T h e N o r q u a y Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), former Sunrise Health Region, employee appreciation supper was held on May 16 at RB’s Restaurant in Norquay. Attending the event from the newly transitioned
SHA leadership team was Jacquie Holtzman, executive director of primary health care, who brought a message from the leadership team. Joanne Bodnar, director of Integrated Health Services, Sherri Walker,
director of Home Care Services and Mary Jean Vogel, rural primary health care manager were also in attendance. Presenting awards to the staff members were Phyllis Olynyk, health services manager of the Norquay
From left, Barb Boyko, Kathy Fissel and Roxanna Peterson, CCAs (continuing care assistants) were honoured on their retirement by the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) at a supper in Norquay on May 16.
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Health Centre staff, Vogel and Walker. Five-year service awards were presented to Lee-Ann Butterfield, administration assistant, Marilyn Chorneyko, CCA (continuing care assistant) and Crystal Dahlin, dietary.
Dawna Abrahamson, left, was recognized for 25 years of service with the SHA and received a presentation from Mary jean Vogel.
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Jacquie Holtzman, executive director of primary health care with SHA was the guest speaker on May 16 at the Norquay health appreciation supper.
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Construction of a new clay-lined landfill cell and leachate storage pond, including leachate collection system, and a new internal site access road.
Tender Documents for the Unit Price Contract may be obtained from the consultant, KGS Group, at Suite 200, 4561 Parliament Avenue in Regina, SK, after June 11, 2018. A $100 non-refundable certified deposit payable to KGS Group will be required to obtain the Tender Documents.
Dawna Abrahamson, nurse practitioner and Lenora Cherewyk, environmental support services. Retirees were: Kathy Fissel, Barbara Boyko and Roxanna Peterson, all CCA’s. More photos on Page 9
From left, Crystal Dahlin, Lee Ann Butterfield and Marilyn Chorneyko were recognized for 5 years of service.
A brief description of the proposed work is as follows:
The constructed project must achieve Substantial Performance by September 30, 2018.
Lorne Lillebo, CCA, was the recipient of a 10-year service award. Carol Heskin, public health nurse, received recognition for 20 years of service. Tw e n t y - f i v e y e a r service awards went to
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SaskTel investing $4.6 million to improve wireless service in parts of rural Saskatchewan SaskTel has announced plans to invest approximately $4.6 million to significantly improve the data capacity of 37 towers serving rural Saskatchewan by the end of March 2019. The full list of towers to be upgraded can be found below. “SaskTel is fully committed to providing the people of Saskatchewan with fast and reliable communication services,” said Don Morgan, minister responsible for SaskTel. “When SaskTel invests in network improvements like these, they are enhancing the ability we have to connect with each other
and the world around us.” Through this investment, SaskTel will add more LTE carriers to each of the 37 towers, increasing their LTE data capacity by up to 100%. This added capacity will ensure that customers can continue to fully utilize their wireless devices without being slowed down by network congestion. “Year over year, the demand for wireless service continues to grow at an astonishing pace,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel acting president and CEO. “Through strategic investments, we are able to stay
ahead of the ever-growing demands on our network while continuing to plan for future enhancements.” In recent years, SaskTel has completed a number of initiatives to enhance the wireless network in Saskatchewan. Most notably, in 2016/17 SaskTel invested over $11 million to expand LTE service to 99% of the population of the province. These network improvements are part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest approximately $301 million of capital in Saskatchewan in 2018/19 and over $1.4 billion over the next five years.
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Sadok Ukrainian Dancers wrap up a busy year Sadok Ukrainian Dancers wrapped up their l4th year by attending two dance competitions and a year-end concert. The Sadok junior and intermediate dancers went to Brandon to compete in Troyanda’s 10th Bi- Annual Ukrainian Dance Festival and Competition on April 12, 13, and 14. The competition was adjudicated by Ken Matlashewski of Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Ken began his dance career in Dauphin, Man. and after many years of teaching across Manitoba and Saskatchewan he now resides and teaches the Ceremosh Ukrainian Dancers in Minneapolis,” said Annalee Pametta, coach of the Sadok club. “The Sadok Dancers did very well during the three day event.” Dancers earned the following marks and medals: junior Poltava 79 bronze
and junior Hutzul 89 silver; intermediate Poltava earned 80 silver and intermediate Volyn an 85 silver. The junior and intermediate Bukovyna earned 84 silver. Soloists earned the following: Transcarpathian dancers Finley Hudye 87 silver; Haven Krawetz 79 bronze, Melody Lin 88 silver and Meesha Romaniuk 89 silver, and Hutzul soloist Makayla Romaniuk received 83 bronze. The Sadok Ukrainian Dancers held their year-end concert on April 22 at the Kamsack Playhouse. Laura Remezoff was the emcee for the event. The program began with the singing of O Canada and the Ukrainian National Anthem led by the adult and intermediate dancers. The first dance was the Welcome Dance which had all the dancers enter the stage. The presentation of
The junior group performed a Poltava regional dance at the year-end concert in the Kamsack Playhouse, and, from left, were: Ava Vidomski, Finley Hudye, Meesha Romaniuk, Kira Salahab and Taylor Thurlow.
the salt and bread was done by Morgan Lawless and Jameson Pametta, the beginner dancers, who also performed two Poltava dances which showed off the new steps that they had learned during the year. The junior group of Finley Hudye, Meesha Romaniuk, Kira Salahab, Taylor Thurlow and Ava Vidomski performed a group dance from the Hutzul and Poltava regions. The intermediate group of Josh Hilton, Haven Krawetz, Melody Lin, Makayla Romaniuk and Lee Vidomski, performed a group dance from the Volyn and Poltava regions. In the second half of the program the adult group of Noreen Balabuck, Dawn Krawetz, Kelly Hilton, Shelly Lin, Annalee Pametta, Kerry Pfeifer, Laura Remezoff and Brenda Wyllychuk performed a dance from the Poltava region. “Sadok was also happy to have the Klemetski family, consisting of Bree, Jameson, Kaitlyn and Ryker o f t h e Yo r k t o n K a l y n a Ukrainian Dancers perform a Poltava regional dance,” said Parnetta. “To close out the program the junior and intermediate dancers performed a large group Bukovyna dance which showed off their newly purchased Bukovyna costumes.
The adult group which performed a Poltava regional dance from left, were: AnnaLee Parnetta, Brenda Wyllychuk, Dawn Krawetz, Shelly Lin, Kerry Pfeifer, Haven Krawetz and Laura Remezoff. “Sadok would like to thank all of the family and friends who attended our year-end concert,” she said. On May 3 to 6 the junior, intermediate and adult level dancers participated in Kalyna’s Ukrainian Dance Competition in Yorkton. This annual event was open to the public with over 900 dancers from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta competing. The adjudicator for this competition was Dr. Andrij Nahachewski of Edmonton, Alberta. “Dr. Andrij is a brother to Father Ivan Nahachewski who served as the Ukrainian Catholic Priest for Kamsack and district in the early 2000s,” said Parnetta. “He is a professor of Ukrainian Folk Traditions including Ukrainian Dance at the University of Alberta and comes with a wealth of
From left, Melody Lin, Lee Vidomski, Haven Krawetz, Josh Hilton and Makayla Romaniuk were the members of the intermediate group which performed a regional dance from Volyn at the yearend concert of the Sadok Ukrainian Dancers. knowledge about Ukrainian dance and the origins of the regional steps and music. “During this four day competition the Sadok Dancers did very well and earned some good marks and medals for their hard work.” Junior Poltava received
The Klemetski family from Yorkton performed a Poltava dance at the year-end concert on April 22. From left, were: James, Bree, Ryker and Kaitlyn.
87 silver and Junior Hutzul 87 s ilver; inter mediate Poltava 88 silver and intermediate Volyn 88 silver. The junior and intermediate Bukovyna won 85 silver, Soloists earned the following: Transcarpathian dancers Finley Hudye 85 silver; Haven Krawetz 84 bronze, Melody Lin 90 gold, and Meesha Romaniuk 86 silver; Hutzul dance soloist Makayla Romaniuk 84 Silver, and the adult Poltava group dance earned 88 silver. “The Sadok Ukrainian Dance Club students and their families had a great dance year and look forward to the fall as the club celebrates its l5th year in Kamsack,” said Parnetta, who will be returning as their instructor for the 20182019 dance season. “We look forward to welcoming any interested dancers ages 3 to 99 to come and join us as we dance to celebrate the Ukrainian culture.”
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Beginner dancers Morgan L awless and Jameson Parnetta performed a Poltava regional dance.
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DUCH - Nicholas Duch of the Verigin district, beloved husband of Zennovia Duch entered eternal rest on June 4, 2018 at the age of 69 years. Nicholas George Duch was born on December 16, 1948 in Prince Albert, SK, he was the youngest of five children, born to Nick and Rosie (nee Lozinski). He grew up on a farm and went to school in Erwood, SK, later transferring to Hudson Bay, SK. After highschool, he attended Normal School (for teachers) and taught grades 1-8 on a Hutterite colony for one year. Being mechanically inclined, however, he later attended SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science and Technology) and became a journeyman autobody mechanic; practicing within that industry for over 30 years in various locations. During his time at SIAST he started courting the love of his life, Zennovia Semenuik. For their first date, she accompanied him to his work Christmas party, where she was immediately assumed to be his wife. They sealed the deal on June 8, 1974 in Yorkton, SK, lived in Saskatoon for one year, and then settled on a farm south of Verigin for the next 43 years. Here they raised four children and added farming to their livelihood. His career eventually transitioned to that of a grain plant operator for local businesses. Business aside, over the years he enjoyed playing the accordion, Christmas caroling, and eventually got brave enough to join Zennovia in the church choir. Nick and Zennovia’s love of music was engrained into their family life; and served as a comfort in his final days. He passed away on June 4th, 2018. In addition to his parents, Nick was predeceased by his sister Patsy, brother Russell, father-in-law William Semenuik, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife Zennovia of 44 years, daughter Laura Drinkwater (Kevin) and grandchildren Cara and Katie, daughter Oksana (Graham Pendray), son Steven (Bronwynn) and grandchildren Connor and Lily-Rose, son George, sister Dorothy Korol (Taras) and nephew Taras Jr. (Diana) and children Larissa and Alicia, niece Rose-Marie Priddle (Todd) and children Tayllor and Hunter, nephew Evan, brother John (Eldena), nephew Nathan and his daughter Emilaya, niece Heidi Pankratz (Joel) and children David and Hannah, mother-in-law Pauline Semenuik, brothers-in-law Wayne Semenuik (Wendy), Emanuel Semenuik (Leslie), Eugene Semenuik (Judith) and their families’ many children and grandchildren, sisters-in-law Nadia Semenuik and Fialka Semenuik, and a large extended family. Prayers were held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and the Funeral Service on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canora with Rev. Fr. Michael Faryna officiating. The responses were led by Adeline Zawislak. Serving as the crossbearer was Eugene Semenuik. The casket bearers were Laura Drinkwater, Oksana Porteous, Steven Duch, George Duch, Kevin Drinkwater, Bill Lozinski (Funeral), Matthew Smeretsky (Prayers) and Graham Pendray. The interment followed the reception in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Memorial tributes in Nick’s memory may be made to All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kamsack, Ukrainian Orthodox Trident Church Camp, Crystal Lake or Camp Easter Seal in lieu of flowers. Vichnaya Pamyat - Eternal Memory.
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KROCHAK: In loving memory of Vincent July 24, 1968 to June 20, 2016. They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel For no one knows the heartache That lies behind our smiles No one knows how many times We’ve broken down and cried We want to tell you something So there won’t be any doubt You’re so wonderful to think of But so hard to be without --Missing you everyday, love Mom, Dad and sister Cheryl.
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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 kamsackchurch.com 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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Relatives and other closely related thoughts By Kaare Askildt Einstein’s theory of special relativity does not refer to a special relationship with his parents, even though they were related. The word relative obviously can mean different things. I googled the word to get the definitions. A relative is a person connected by blood, as in Anse Hatfield’s son Johnse, who married Nancy McCoy, who then became a Hatfield relatively speaking. Relative can also mean existing or possessing a specified characteristic only in comparison to something else; not absolute. Phew, no kidding. I guess that describes me as a relative novice on the computer, whereas my son Justin is relatively a pro. We had a great time with visiting relatives over the last few weeks. It started with our sister-in-law Ellen, the RCMP officer, spending a couple of days with us on her way to Garrick to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Marion’s cousin Sandy and her husband Mel. We had to beg off attending the celebration with a lot of Marion’s relatives, as I was unable to travel. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!
However, Marion’s sist e r s A n n e a n d S h i r l e y, together with Shirley’s husband Dennis, who relatively speaking is my brother-inlaw, stopped by on their way back to Alberta and BC after attending the party, followed by Ellen who spent the night with us again. A relatively good time was had by all of Marion’ visiting relatives, as well as Marion and me, relatively speaking. Speaking of relatives, after Marion’s relatives had come and gone, my nephew Lieutenant Colonel Jan Erik of the Royal Norwegian Air Farce, oops, Force and his lovely wife Sissel arrived and spent almost a week with us. Jan Erik is wrapping up his four-year stint as Norway’s military representative at NATO’s offices in the US. We had a good time and had a good and positive discussion of relative importance with respect to our relatives in Norway. Jan Erik related a story to me that he had heard through the military grapevine, about an army major.
It is a story about poker games on the base. The major had gotten wind of a soldier that arranged games of poker and was making a lot of money off the other soldiers. The major decided to end the poker games and brought with him a sergeant as they confronted the soldier. “Soldier,” said the major, “if I hear of any more poker games you’ll be spending some hard time in the brig.” “Yes Sir,” said the soldier while standing at attention, “but would you allow a little betting now and then instead, Sir?” The major didn’t know how to answer that question, so he looked at his sergeant who said, “That’s fine by me major. He won’t be able to fleece the others at the same rate as playing poker.” “Major,” said the soldier, “may I make a bet with you, Sir?” “Maybe,” said the major, “but first you must tell me what you want the bet to be about.”
“Sir, I’ll bet $100 that you’re wearing polka dotted skivvies,” said the soldier. “OK” exclaimed the major, “I’ll take that bet.” They shook hands. The major proceeded to unbuckle his belt and let the trouser fall to his ankles, showing that he was wearing white shorts. “Do you believe it,” laughed the major after he had collected the $100 from the soldier. He pulled up his pants and said to the sergeant, “That soldier is an idiot making a stupid bet like that.” “Oh, I don’t know about that Sir,” said the sergeant, “because right now that soldier is at the mess hall collecting $100 from each of the other soldiers.” “What!” shouted the major. “Yes Sir,” said the sergeant, “he obviously made a $100 bet with each one of them that he would be able to convince the major to drop his pants.” The following is a story of relative interaction. The
RCMP had set up a radar trap on the highway by a rest stop. Sven and Kari were out driving until they were pulled over by an officer. “You were driving way too fast,” said the officer to the Sven. “We clocked you at 120 km/h and the posted limit is 90 km/h.” “I’m sorry officer,” said Sven, “I wasn’t aware of that.” “What?” said Kari, “you clocked him at 120? He was going at least 135 before he saw the radar trap.” Sven glared at her with murder in his eyes. “Interesting,” said the officer, “by the way, your right tail light is burned out.” “Really?” asked Sven looking surprised, “I didn’t know that.” “Oh, come on dear,” said Kari, you’ve been talking about changing that bulb for over a week now.” Sven gave Kari another withering look. “I also have to give you a ticket for driving without your seatbelt fastened,” said the officer.
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“What?” protested Sven, “I wasn’t driving without my seatbelt fastened, I removed it when you pulled me over.” “Hah!” said Kari angrily, “you never drive with your seatbelt fastened. I always nag you about that.” “Be quiet you old shrew,” yelled Sven, “don’t say another damn word.” “Does he always speak to you like that?” asked the officer. “No, not always,” said Kari, “only when he’s been drinking.” If a grandchild accidentally wets in grandpa’s lap, would that be defined as relative humidity? Knut asked the doctor for something to settle his nerves. “What seems to be the problem?” asked the doctor. “In my nightmares I believe that I’m related to a zylektobrober,” said Knut. “Zylektobrober? What’s that?” asked the doctor. “I don’t know,” answered Knut, “that’s what makes me so nervous.”
Managing salinity with perennial forages by Charlotte Ward, PAg, Agri-Environmental Specialist Yorkton Regional Services Branch Soil salinity is considered a threat to long-term sustainable production in many parts of the Prairies. Agriculture and AgriFood Canada estimates approximately 5.52 million acres of agricultural land in Saskatchewan are at moderate to high risk of salinization. Soil salinity levels range from non-saline (zero decisiemens per metre (dS/m)) to very severely saline (greater than 16 dS/m). A decisiemen is a measure of electric conductance. As soil salinity levels CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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increase, the stress on germinating seedlings also increases. Soluble salts prevent plants from taking up the proper balance of nutrients and water required for growth. In general, perennial plants can handle salinity better than annual plants. Perennial forages have various levels of salt tolerance. Species such as tall wheatgrass, green wheatgrass, altai wildrye, Russian wildrye, slender and western wheatgrass have high salt tolerance (<16 dS/m). Slightly less saline tolerant forages include sweet clover, established alfalfa, tall fescue, and smooth bromegrass (<8 dS/m) as well as crested wheatgrass, intermediate wheatgrass
and meadow bromegrass (<4 dS/m). Seedling alfalfa, white, red and alsike clovers have very low salt tolerance (2 dS/m). In comparison, barley has a salt tolerance of 8 dS/m. Recent forage breeding programs have recognized the challenge salinity poses to agricultural production and efforts have been made to develop forage varieties or species with improved salt tolerance. For example, newly developed varieties of alfalfa and green wheatgrass exceed the salt tolerance levels of their predecessors. As salinity can vary within a very small area, one strategy when establishing forages in saline areas is to seed a complex mix of grasses and
legumes with varying levels of salt tolerance. The result is greater establishment success and lessens the likelihood of establishment for weedy species such as foxtail barley. Late fall plantings are often the best time to establish forages in saline soils when drier soils permit machinery to cross with minimal difficulty. Seeds will germinate early the following spring. Once established, perennial forages can have waterdepleting characteristics which can be used to draw down the water table, leading to decreased soil salinity near the soil surface. The Ministry of Agriculture Farm Stewardship Program provides information and
financial assistance for producers to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) that enhance sustainability and resiliency in the sector. The Permanent Tame Forage BMP provides funding for the conversion of annually cropped acres where salinity is present and impacting crop production, to perennial forage production. For more details and eligibility requirements for the Permanent Tame Forage BMP, please visit the Ministry of Agriculture w e b - s i t e a t w w w. s a s katchewan.ca/agriculture under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change pages.
Take precautions against hantavirus Health officials are reminding residents about the risk of hantavirus this spring in areas potentially infested by rodents. People are most often exposed when cleaning up enclosed buildings (such as grain bins, sheds, barns, garages, trailers, cottages and homes) or farm equipment and vehicles after winter, said a release from the ministry of health. “You can get hantavirus by breathing in contaminated airborne particles from the droppings, urine and saliva of infected deer mice,” said Dr. Denise Werker, Saskatchewan’s Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer “Hantavirus can cause a rare, but often fatal lung illness known as hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.” Symptoms usually start within one to six weeks of exposure and include fever, muscle aches, cough, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Some people
develop severe symptoms that can be life threatening. “Seek medical attention immediately if you have a cough, fever and shortness of breath,” Werker said. To avoid exposure to Hantavirus, be aware of mouse droppings and nesting materials and take the following precautions when cleaning infested areas: ventilate the building by opening doors and windows for at least 30 minutes before cleaning; use wet mopping methods and wear rubber or plastic gloves; wear goggles and a well-fitting N-95 type filter mask when cleaning areas contaminated by droppings in a confined space; dampen areas contaminated with rodent droppings with bleach disinfectant and remove droppings with a damp mop or cloth; avoid using dry cleaning methods such as dusting, sweeping, vacuuming or air-hosing; steam clean, shampoo or spray upholstered furniture with a
detergent, disinfectant or a mixture of bleach and water, and wash clothes and bedding with detergent in hot water. Also, take steps to reduce rodent infestations: block openings that might allow rodents to enter a building; store human and animal food, water and garbage in containers with tightly fitted lids, and move woodpiles or other potential hiding places for mice away from your home. There have been 31 people with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome reported in Saskatchewan since 1994, 10 of whom died. For more information on hantavirus, visit the government at website www. saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/ diseases-and-conditions/hantavirus and HealthLine Online at www.healthlineonline.ca. For advice on symptoms or when to seek care, call HealthLine 811.
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UCWL held annual League Day The Ukrainian Catholic Womens League (UCWL) held their annual League Day on May 31, in which they honoured their deceased league members and held a social evening. A liturgy was held in the Ukrainian Catholic Church presided over by Rev. Father Warren Dungen, after which the league members went to the Ukrainian Catholic Hall for pin presentations, reminiscing and socializing. Natalie Slivinski, UCWL committee president, was presented with a 50-year pin. Olga Kiwaluk, first vicepresident, was also presented with a 50-year pin. Phyllis McKave, past president, was presented with a 40year pin, and Mary Kindiak was presented with a 10-year pin. At 95 years old, Stella Matsalla, a past league president, was the oldest recipient and was presented with a 60-year pin. “Stella was catering for social functions and weddings long before my wedding 58 years ago,” said Lucy Kazakoff, her daughter. “She cooked the food for my wedding. When she finally stopped catering she was in her late seventies, so I’d say she had done it for almost 60 years. Matsalla has only recently moved into the Eaglestone Lodge personal care home. “Her wedding dress is on display in the Kamsack Museum,” said Kazakoff. “She was going to throw it away and I rescued it and took it to the Museum, the veil and all.”
The UCWL (Ukrainian Catholic Womens League held their League Day on May 31 and pins were presented to, from left: Stella Matsalla, 60 years; Natalie Slivinski, 50 years; Olga Kiwaluk, 50 years; Phyllis McKave, 40 years, and Mary Kindiak, 10 years.
More financial literacy coming to Saskatchewan classrooms Gordon Wyant, Deputy Premier and Education Minister, announced on March 27 that writing was set to begin in April for new financial literacy courses. These courses will soon be available to help ensure Saskatchewan students are prepared for a successful future, said a release from the department of Education. In response to requests from the education sector and industry stakeholders, including the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, new financial literacy curricula are being developed for Grade 11 and 12 students. Grades 7 to 9 teachers will also be able to introduce their students to financial literacy topics by using modules from these curricula in middle level Practical and Applied Arts courses. “The ability to manage personal finances is an essential skill in our daily lives,” Wyant said. “We want our students to be prepared for their futures, and that’s why it’s so important to engage students in financial literacy.” “Financial literacy is critical for personal and business success and as such, the Saskatchewan Chamber has long been advocating for specific classes on this subject,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Therefore we very much applaud the work of the Ministry of Education and this announcement. “ W e b e l i e v e Saskatchewan will soon be graduating a much more financially literate young person which is a very positive move for our economy, our students and our communities overall,” McLellan said.
Curricula are written by ministry consultants along with teachers who apply and are selected by the Ministry of Education in consultation with the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. Curriculum development and implementation is approximately a twoyear process, during which the writing team consults with industry experts to incorporate industry standard learnings. “Our members, the province’s 28 school boards, have adopted recent resolutions in support of developing a personal finance class for high school students and of implementing a provincial strategy to
address financial literacy for all students,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. “Increased focus on financial literacy has also been a theme commonly identified by students in scholarship essays we have received and student panels we have hosted in recent years.” During the 2016-17 school year, Lisa Lambert, Legislative secretary, met with education sector stakeholders throughout the province to obtain feedback regarding curriculum renewal, the release said. As a result of her consultation, the Ministry of Education restarted curriculum
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Former Kamsack district resident offers perspective on Hawaiian volcano A former district resident who now lives in Hawaii recently responded to an enquiry regarding her situation in light of the erupting volcano, saying that although she is three islands away from the volcano, she and other residents must deal with the volcanic ash and haze of deadly gas. Helen Kahunanui (nee Offenburger) is a former Pelly resident and teacher at Kamsack Comprehensive Institute and talked to the Times earlier this year following a false incoming missile bomb threat, responded to a query regarding the volcano. “The Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island is not only historical but also a real eyeopener for readers to realize that those people were living on the most volcanic plate on planet earth,” said Kahunanui last week in an email. “Even though nothing happened in the past 30 years doesn’t mean the lava tubes were dormant. “The Hawaiians have a belief that ‘Madam Pele’, goddess of the volcano is very unhappy with what’s happening to Mother Earth.
An example is the geothermal plant, with 9 to 11 active wells that has been consumed by the lava and perhaps drilling the holes/ lines have disrupted her sacred energy. “Every night, the first thing on the evening news is the update of the active volcanic pathways of destruction of the lava. As of last night, June 5, 350 Homes were consumed and an entirely new delta of volcanic rock is being created at this moment. Social media covers this happening extensively so readers may wish to take a look at some of the websites. “On this island of Oahu, I live in the tourism city of Honolulu and we are three islands south of the Big Island. (Kaho’olawe, Lana’i, Moloka’i) but we do get VOG (volcanic ash and fog) on some days but nothing as serious as the Big Island. Those people deal with LAZE (volcanic ash and a haze of a deadly gas) that is constantly present. The Trade Winds are a blessing when they blow in the right direction. “The Hawaiian Islands
are now in hurricane season which began early June and continues on until November. The reason I mention this is because the island of Kaua’i was devastated with a historical rainstorm in May. As of last night, our Mayor Kirk Caldwell, issued a statement for residents to make preparations and stock emergency supplies incase Oahu gets hit by a hurricane. This is a normal occurrence here so locals know what to do; we even get letters in the mail providing sample lists. I equate all of this action comparable to the Canadian blizzards, except in this case, we don’t freeze to death.” Kahunanui ended her Hawaiian volcanic update with “Aloha and Mahalo nui loa” (goodbye, and thank you very much), and a wish for a happy retirement for Bill Koreluik, now-retired Times editor. “I am sure Bill will stop in the office periodically to see how everyone is doing. He was a most passionate editor for the Kamsack Times and the surrounding areas; he will be missed,” she said.
Former area resident Helen Kahunanui (nee Offenburger) with her husband Kamsakani live three islands away from the the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island, and have to deal with VOG (volcanic ash and fog) some days.