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Among district residents who were thinking green this week in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, which is being observed on Saturday (March 17), were sisters Eden, left, and Asia Rushton who were photographed in front of a display of Irish-themed knick-knacks at Buck’s Dollar Store in Kamsack.
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As members of a family with strong Kamsack connections, and their friends, hope for information regarding what had happened to a woman whose airplane went missing in late November, they plan to atten d a f u n d r ais in g event on Saturday. The “Bring Mommy Home” fundraiser with a silent auction will be held March 17 at the S p o r t s m a n ’s P u b i n Edmonton. Proceeds raised will go to continuing s e a r c h e ff o r t s t o b r i n g home Ashley Bourgeault and Dominic Neron, her pilot. Their plane went missing on November 25 while on route to
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Money raised to pay for drone and helicopter searches Continued from Page 1 said in information regarding the fundraiser. Search and rescue was dispatched… and continued for nine days. The search was called off on December 4 and the file was transferred to Revelstoke RCMP as a passive search which meant that a search would not resume unless a clue is discovered, the information said. Ashley is a 32-year-old loving mother of three beautiful children: Hailey, 9; Kimberley, 6, and John 4,
it said. “Ashley was also an active part of our Edmonton community and worked as an educational assistant. She took great pride in building the foundation for quality of life for children with special needs. She is deeply cared for and missed by many. “ Wi t h o u r e v e n t , w e hope to raise $10,000,” it said. The average cost of a private helicopter is $1,000 an hour. Money raised will also help cover the costs for a drone that will utilize a special attachment called
Fo rm e r Ka m s a ck re s i d e n t t h e l a te L u c i l l e Bourgeault (nee McL aughlin/Propp) was photographed with her granddaughter Ashley Bourgeault. 18033KK0 18033KK1
a magnetometer which can detect metals at a larger depth than conventional metal detectors. In addition to attending the fundraiser, persons may support the cause by donating at GoFundMe.com or may contribute at a TD Bank in the name of Ashley Bourgeault. Bourgeault’s connections to Kamsack include former mayor Dan McLaughlin. He and his wife Alexia had six children: Lucille, Rosella, Sheila, Betty-Ann, Pat and Bill. In 1945 the couple moved to a farm three miles west of Kamsack where he was a grain and dairy farmer. Upon retirement, the couple moved into Kamsack where he served as a mayor, was a member of the Kamsack Credit Union board and became a life member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1959 Lucille moved into Kamsack to live with her parents and raise her three child ren, Ch er yl,
Ashley Bourgeault’s three children were photographed with Dominic Neron’s single engine plane that went missing in late November. Richard and Brian. She worked at the Kamsack Union Hospital for many years and after her children grew up, she married Ed P ropp. In 1986, the couple moved to Penticton where her daughter Cheryl and granddaughter Megan also relocated. Her son Brian and wife Shelley live in Edmonton, while her son Richard and his wife Brenda live in Edmonton and have three children: Samantha, Richard and Ashley Bourgeault.
Bourgeault’s loved ones agreed they would not give up hope until the couple is found. “We aren’t going to give up until we get them home one way or the other,” said her brother Richard. Family members have narrowed down an area that is 10 kilometres by one kilometre on the ridge of Griffin Mountain. They say that someone had seen the plane near Mable Lake east of Enderby and there had been reports of two spot
fires in that area. The region can’t be accessed by foot or vehicle, only by helicopter or drone. “I know in my heart that my sister is alive,” Richard Bourgeault said. “The snow is deep. You walk out there and you’re just stuck in the snow. “The bushes are thick. You can’t even walk past them, so it’s really hard to search on foot out there.” Family members have said that they have run out of money to fund the search.
Eastern Star plans to sell 3,360 daffodils for Cancer Society
Another sure sign of spring at Kamsack is the day that suddenly nearly everywhere one looks one sees another bouquet of blooming daffodils, thanks to the Hiawatha Chapter of the Eastern Star. That day this year is on March 28 when the group is to receive 280 bundles of daffodils with 12 blooms in each. The Eastern Star has been selling the bundles of daffodils as a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society for about 40 years, said Marj Orr, a member of the committee. Orr and the other members of the Eastern Star ask that persons wishing to
purchase bundles to place a pre-order by March 23 by phoning either Orr or Milena Hollett. Daffodil sales for the Canadian Cancer Society go back to 1954 when the flowers were used to decorate tables at a fundraising tea hosted by Lady Flora Eaton (of the department store family) in downtown Toronto, said Peter Kampe, interim senior manager of Fund Development for the Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan. More than 700 women attended the event, which raised money for the Canadian Cancer Society, Kampe said. The bright and cheerful blooms proved to be so popular that Society volunteers realized they could raise funds and awareness by selling the flowers. The sale of fresh-cut
bunches quickly became a popular annual tradition of the Society and has since blossomed into Daffodil Month and Daffodil Day. “In 2000, the Canadian Cancer Society adopted the daffodil as our official logo,” he said. For many, the vibrant springtime flower has come to symbolize brightness and hope in the fight against all cancers. Each year the Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan sells more than 600,000 blooms in communities across the province, including 3,360 blooms that will be sold at Kamsack. A s A p r i l i s D a ff o d i l Month, it is a time for Canadians to unite in the fight against cancer, Kampe said. “During Daffodil Month, the Canadian Cancer Society will be asking Canadians to buy fresh flowers, paint their
business or school yellow by doing fundraisers for us, and give at the door during our residential canvass.” The money raised through the Daffodil Campaign supports: the most promising cancer research; communitybased support programs for people living with cancer; education and information on cancer prevention and screening, and advocacy for healthy public policies.
In last week’s issue of the Kamsack Times, the people in the photo regarding the pancake breakfast at St. Stephen’s Church on February 25 should have been identified as, from left: Joyce MacLean, Audrey Horkoff, Colleen Bernard, Millie Currie and Helen Polzen.
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Six KCI students selected for provincial honours bands Six students of the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute were selected as members of the senior and junior honours bands that were assembled this month and last. From a list of five nominees presented by Darren Kitsch, the KCI band instructor, Kyler Kitsch, RM bonus and Kira Kitsch were selected for the University of Regina High School Senior Honours Band which was assembled
February 2 to 4. The students were under the direction of Brent Ghighlione, Darren Kitsch said. Students spent two and a half days of intense instruction in full band rehearsals as well as sectional clinics and then performed in a concert on Sunday afternoon. “The students learned a lot, made some new friends and gave an amazing performance to conclude the weekend,” Kitsch said.
Brent Ghglione, left, the director of the University of Regina Senior Honours Band, was photographed with the three students from the KCI who had been selected for the band. From left, they are: RJ Bonus, Kyler Kitsch and Kira Kitsch
And then on March 2 and 3, Zachary Burback, Josh Hilton, and Brandt Bloudoff, who had been selected from another five nominees put forward by Kitsch, attended the South Saskatchewan Junior Honour Band assembled by the Saskatchewan Band Association and the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association. Aaron Sikora was the guest conductor for the junior band, Kitsch said. Students spent Friday evening in full practice and all day on Saturday of full band rehearsals and sectionals with professional musicians in the Regina area, many of whom play with the Regina Symphony, he said. The junior band concluded with a concert on Saturday evening. Asked about their experience on the Honours Band, the three junior band students agreed it had been “fun.” “They taught us a lot of stuff,” Zach Burback said. “It was great and we learned some cool tricks
for playing,” said Josh Hilton. “It was a great learning experience, Brandt Bloudoff said. Having accompanied the students as their chaperone, Cheryl Bloudoff said they had a good time. “They learned a lot, made friends and their skills improved over the two days,” she said. The Saskatchewan Band Association did a good job in organizing and having high-calibre directors. It was very well done.”
From left, the three KCI students in the South Saskatchewan Junior Honours Band were: Zachary Burback, Josh Hilton, and Brandt Bloudoff.
The full University of Regina High School Senior Honour Band included three Kamsack Comprehensive Institute students.
Parkland and District Music Festival coming to Canora in April The Parkland and District Music Festival will be taking place in Canora on April 3-5. Approximately 100 participants from across the Parkland area will be performing, said Gillian Rice, festival corresponding secretary. Communities represented include: Canora, Preeceville, Kamsack, Invermay, Yorkton, Norquay, Bredenbury and Hyas. The piano classes will be held on April 3-4. The speech arts, band, voice and musical theatre competitions will be held on April 5. Programs will be available starting today (March 14) for $10 and can be purchased at Community Insurance or the Town of Canora. The Program allows the holder to get into all sessions for free, otherwise admission is $3 per adult per session, said Rice. The final concert will he held on April 7. Admission will by donation only. Rice said the final concert will showcase some of the best performances of the festival. All events will take place in the Canora Composite School auditorium. The adjudicator for the festival will be Sarah Clarke Gregory of Watrous. Clarke Gregory’s life is immersed in music, according to information provided by the festival. She began teaching while still in high school, and now runs a multi location private music studio, teaching piano, voice, theory, composition and classical
Sarah Clark Gregory of Watrous will be the adjudicator for the Parkland and District Music Festival in Canora on April 3 - 5. guitar. Her students have won awards and scholarships at both local and provincial levels in performance and composition. S h e h o l d s A R C Ts (Associate of the Royal
Conservatory in Toronto diplomas) in both piano and in voice, and has a Bachelor of Education in special education, which brings a unique feature of adaptive and individualized programming to her studio. She has directed, sung with, and accompanied various concert, community, church and symphony choirs in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia. She has been the musical director for eight Broadwaystyle musicals, and has had the privilege of performing in four provinces, 38 states, and seven European countries. Clarke Gregory is a member of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ A s s o c i a t i o n ( S R M TA ) ,
and co-designed/launched and for many years administered the Community Music Award program for the organization, a program which recognizes students of SRMTA teachers who volunteer their musical talents in their communities. She resides in Watrous with her husband Doug, and enjoys tinkering with her newest instruments flute,
cello and djembe, a type of drum. She also enjoys performing with a recorder quartet Members of the Parkland and District Music Festival committee are: resident: Lindsey Propp, president; Gillian Rice, corresponding secretary; Shalaine Kelly, entry secretary; Laura Lomenda, treasurer; April Makowsky, adjudicator
assistant co-ordinator; Leanna Beblow, housing; Candice Tratch, supplies and prizes; Lauren Mentanko and Shawna Leson, programs; Patti-Jo Donavon, Tricia Bedore, Tiffany Sharko, Sara Kozmanuik, scholarships and patrons; Dorothy Korol, Joan Foreman and Linda Osachoff, scholarship committee; and the Lioness Club, door admissions.
PROGRESS, POT & PARTNERSHIPS Kamsack Town Council invites you to attend a public meeting on
Tuesday, March 20th - 7pm at the OCC Hall The purpose of the meeting is to: • Update residents on Council’s Strategic Plan • Seek input on the upcoming legalization of cannabis • Introduce new partnerships with local organizations This is an Opportunity to share your thoughts & concerns with the Council.
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Perspective Kamsack Times
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A Decade Ago
Linda Hunter, pharmacy manager at the Kamsack Rexall drugstore, received a 30-year achievement award from the company in recognition of a career of more than 30 years. ***** In the fourth annual Painted Hand Idol contest, Paula Mayer of Kamsack was selected as one of 16 contestants. The winner was to receive $2,500 and a recording contract with Freedom Sound of Yorkton. ***** It was hoped that Wi Ci Ti Zon group home at Keeseekoose First Nation was to be re-opened as soon as possible, according to Chief Philip Quewezance. The government had stepped in and closed the group home for girls following incidents that included a fire and allegations dealing with safety issues. ***** Representatives of most of the health-oriented programs being conducted at Cote First Nation participated in the second annual Cote Health Fair held at the band hall said Karen Stevenson, Cote health director. ***** A Pelly woman, Lynda Savenkoff, was named the overall high-point novice amateur champion by the Saskatchewan Quarter Horse Association. The points were earned at 10 shows she attended during the year in Moose Jaw with her mare Cruisen Slow N’ Sweet.
No party owns our values The sad reality for those who enjoy Saskatchewan politics is that it’s often not really all that enjoyable. It’s often all about divisive fighting that tears people apart. Maybe some people like that. But that doesn’t seem to be what many of us would characterize as a Saskatchewan value. Even the topic of Saskatchewan values can be a divisive issue, as we found out in the recent Saskatchewan leadership races. Just an hour before his leadership win in Regina, new Saskatchewan NDP l e a d e r Ry a n M e i l i d e clared: “New Democratic values, friends, those are Saskatchewan values.” Really? Maybe one can attribute some party policies
to the collective beliefs of those who support them. But is that really the same as owning the values of a province? Can political parties then claim they have exclusivity to the values of the people they hope to represent? In fairness, let us not just pick on Meili because most every politician has made the same grandiose claim about themselves or their party at one time or the other. Certainly, the Saskatchewan Party, brazen enough to take the p r o v i n c e ’s n a m e w h e n four former Progressive Conservative members and four former Liberal MLAs formed this party 20 years ago, have never been shy about claiming to represent the heart and soul of the province.
Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader-Post
Perhaps the Sask. Party would like to think that its Saskatchewan’s free-enterprise, independent spirit that it purports to represent or maybe the NDP would have us believe it lays claim to the caring, sharing and co-operative nature of so many of us. But the truth be told, people and their value systems are more complex than that. You can be a generous, giving person who happens to believe in free-enterprise and independence as much
as you believe in your community and the need to work together to get things done. Go anywhere in rural Saskatchewan and you are destined to find people who share all these values that really somehow don’t seem to conflict much at all. Some of them may even be active in politics, or at least seem to have strongly held political beliefs. And there some people, you likely know a few of them, who seem to have no discernable values, but are
sure active in one political party or another. Go most anywhere in this country, or this world, and you will find people with similar good values. They didn’t arrive at these values because they grew up in a place with vast horizons and long, cold winters … although maybe the nature of this place does afford you more time to think about who you are and what you believe in. So maybe what we all should instead strive for, whether we actively believe in a political party or not, is to respect the strong beliefs and values others have that we might not necessarily share. Saskatchewan has witnessed a lot of that of late which seems to have divided us.
C ertain ly, th e recent Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict has divided people along all too many lines. Maybe it would be good for those on both sides of the divide to look deeply into our own beliefs and respect that there are big, legitimate concerns about both public safety and race that need to be heard. After all, the very motto of our province is, from many peoples, strength. What we don’t need, however, is to have our political beliefs divide us any more than we already are. Saskatchewan is already a province that’s too divided between urban and rural and right and left. So maybe politicians should stop proclaiming they represent our values and instead listen to what our values are.
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Letters to the Editor
Reader encourages environmentally friendly electricity generation Yes, I’m a prejudice man and I admit it. The prejudice is rather narrowly focused as it is only about environmentally friendly electrical production. The prejudice favours the rapid transition from using dirty fossil fuels and nuclear power to clean, renewable electricity that can be produced and used on your own property consuming nothing more vile than wind, sun, and the
basic wastes and pollutants that human activities create. We would never have to be cursed with blackouts like this recent SaskPower outage in the southeast of Saskatchewan. These periodic outages are ridiculous and totally avoidable. If people and communities were producing energy from south facing or flat roof tops, agricultural wastes, landfills, lagoons, wind, moving water, biofuels, geothermal,
etc. we would never be subjected to these periodic outages. At least those who invested in those technologies wouldn’t be so subjected. Those technologies are getting better and cheaper every day and once they are paid off we’ve got endless, free, environmentally friendly electrical power with usages only limited by our imaginations. There would be no more limitations by ever-increasing
power bills solely to maintain a massive, demanding monopoly rapidly facing its own antiquity. We c a n d o t h i s i n d i vidually or as communities w ith no more tax cos ts than those that are now going towards supporting dirty, devastating energy production. There is no future for the generations to come in dirty, non-renewable energy. There is a brilliant and blossoming future in clean,
renewable, energy. Do you not want reliable sustainability in electricity so your freezer, furnace and water systems continue to work when it’s 25 below? Ta k e a s e r i o u s l o o k at energy independence. Independent power production, produced on your own property or locally produced and consumed, minimizes many of the transmission costs and problems we presently face. Renewable energy
production is the answer to most of the economic and environmental problems we face as a human race. It creates lots of jobs. It adds value to your property. It turns present, polluting, wastes into power and heat. It respects and protects the environment and it keeps the lights on when every body else is in the dark. Greg Chatterson Fort San
Bus service should not be for profit over people We l l , C a n o r a a n d Kamsack are without bus service again. People say it’s due to lack of passengers.
I rode the bus all my life and there was always people and freight every day, morning and evening service.
The buses ran every day at decent hours, holidays included. People could go away for a weekend. STC (Saskatchewan
Transportation Company) was a people first, profit last service, not profit over people. This government sure
messed things up and supporters think they’re doing a good job. What a joke! What other hardships
A rite of passage for Canadians All things considered...
will seniors have to bear? Percy Legebokoff Yorkton (and formerly of Pelly and Canora)
By Gail Krawetz of Invermay
If you’ve lived in this country long enough, then you have probably experienced a winter blizzard. Last week Mother Nature unloaded one of her finest snow storms on Saskatchewan. For many days following, folks were still dealing with the aftermath of receiving anywhere from 30-35 cm of snow in one fell swoop. It was a clean-up mess. The clean-up was one thing, but for those who
found themselves caught on the road in the midst of the storm, the situation was dire. Facing whiteout conditions while ploughing a path through huge drifts was hazardous, if not perilous. Those who emerged unscathed except for white knuckles which had to be pried from the steering wheel and red eyes from peering into the blindi n g s n o w, d i d s o w i t h some bragging rights as
compensation. No matter how much we may gripe about enduring a winter blizzard, there is a certain degree of pride in being able to say we faced the elements, we persevered, and, hopefully, we triumphed. Anytime we face one of these winter weather occurrences, I am inevitably reminded of a story one old timer in the district told me. It seems that the local senior hockey team was
returning home from an out-of-town hockey game. When the players and fans emerged from the arena to board the bus, they found it had begun to snow. As they made their way homeward, the gentle snowfall turned into a full-blown raging blizzard. At one point, one of the fellows on the bus got out to walk ahead to check the depth of the snowbanks on the highway. Meanwhile the bus
stopped as a discussion had ensued regarding whether or not they should continue driving. The fellow walking ahead, realizing that he was not being followed, returned to the bus. “What’s wrong?” he wondered. “Am I going too fast?” I’m sure that story was told and retold many times at the local coffee row. Robert Service, our famous poet of the North, once penned that being
a true sourdough meant drinking a libation known as an iceworm cocktail. I would suggest that being a bona fide Canadian might mean having survived a winter blizzard and having your own personal story to brag about the encounter.
Should Canadian farmers give up supply management? Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is suggesting it is time Canadians give up the supply management system. In a recent keynote speech at CropConnect in Winnipeg he said dismantling the system would create a boom for food processors and provide more affordable food for consumers. At the same time Mulroney suggested that farmers would need to be offered a healthy compensation package as part of the changeover. These are not particularly new ideas; neither is the offered position when one considers the political leanings of the former Conservative leader. The Conservatives in whatever manifestation they have taken at the federal level in Canada have never been particularly supportive of supply management. The concept of the dismantling of the supply management sector leading to lower food costs is appealing, at least on the surface. Of course we have often seen potential cost savings arise which never quite get to the consumer, the savings seeming to be lost somewhere in the supply chain long before getting to the till at the store where the consumer benefits. A question that one might want to ask which might not
be popular, is if our food is too costly now? Certainly a trip to the supermarket each week burns through a considerable amount of income. But as I have noted here before, when one eliminates the dish soap, aftershave, tea towels, hockey magazines, cat food, water softener salt, garbage bags, junk food, and all the other non-food items in the bags one carries to the car, the actual food cost is far less than most immediately assume. There is something about a system which benefits consumers only by reducing the amount of money going to the primary producer of the food which should rub us all a bit uncomfortably. It is great to have reasonably priced food, but one would hope society also wants to see local producers able to
make a reasonable living producing that food. Then there is the very real concern we should have in terms of food security. The system is increasingly geared to be able to trace food from the table to the source farm should any food safety issue arise. That traceability becomes far more difficult and frankly suspect, when crossing federal borders. And there is the potential for border closures, higher costs and less control of standards moving forward. In the United States at present there is a blustering wild card president whose next move on any front is at best a guess. We have seen him reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement with the outcome of that effort far from clear at present. Trump is blustering about massive new tariffs on items such as steel and aluminum. What might come next is unknown, but becoming more reliant on foreign sources for key food stuffs such as dairy, cheese and poultry might seem questionable given the current trade uncertainty Trump brings. Any change to supply managed systems will need to be carefully mapped out before taking a step from which there will be little chance of recovery if it proves to offer less than expected in terms of returns.
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Togo Figure Skating Club presents Out of this World ice carnival
The members of the To g o F i g u r e S k a t i n g Club assembled at the Togo Centennial Arena on March 4 to take family, friends and spectators on a journey “Out of this World.” Skating to songs that matched the theme chosen to represent its ice carnival, members of the Togo club from Pre-beginner up to Group 5 levels took to the ice to entertain the assembled crowd.
Javon Davis was emcee for the program. Levi Erhardt, Kate Erhardt and Charlotte Henderson began the program by bearing the Canadian, Saskatchewan and Manitoba flags on the ice to O Canada. The Pre-beginner group of Mason Cockerill, Willow Dixon and Hunter and Maelie Hilderman performed a routine to B ro t h e r B e a r – O n M y Way.
Kate Erhardt, a STARskate Manitoba Regional Freestyle medal winner, presented her 2018 FreeSkate routine for which she won gold at the Manitoba Parkland STARskate Regional competition on January 13 in Dauphin, Man.
Maureen Maksymetz, right, purchased a rose for her granddaughter Trista who is a first-year member of the Togo Figure Skating Club. Selling tickets for the clubs fundraising initiatives during the ice carnival were Debbie Blackwood-Eliuk, left, and Mike Eliuk.
Subsequent performances were: Group 5 skaters Maison Davis, Kate Erhardt and Charlotte Henderson to Magic in Me; Group 4 skater Zachary Burback with a solo number to All Stars; Group 3 skaters Shilo Eliuk, Jacob Burback, Willow Davis, Alexis Grieve, Haven Krawetz, Nation Paul and Max Stone performed to Counting Stars; S TA R S k a t e M a n i t o b a Regional Freestyle Medal performance by Kate Erhardt; Group 3 skaters Jacob Burback and Max Stone duet to What I’ve Done; Group 1 skaters Raeleigh Burback, Coy Dixon, Ezarae Grieve, Easton Mann, Bréah and Cruz Martin and Lucas Stone performed to A Sky Full of Stars and then the final number before intermission was an ice dance to Thriller led by K r y s t a Ta y l o r ( c o a c h ) with the Groups 5, 4 and some Group 3 skaters Justus Blackwood, Jacob Burback, Zachary Burback, Maison Davis, Willow Davis, Kate Erhardt, Levi Erhardt, Robbie Grieve, Charlotte Henderson, Haven Krawetz and Max Stone.
On March 4, after having skated to the crowd in attendance for the ice carnival at the Togo arena, the members of the Togo Figure Skating Club, along with their coach, Krysta Taylor of Roblin, Man., assembled on the ice for a group photo. From left, were: (back row) Kate Erhardt, Charlotte Henderson, Haven Krawetz, Willow Davis, Nation Paul, Justus Blackwood, Zachary Burback, Aiden Stone, Robbie Grieve and Maison Davis; (centre) Alexis Grieve, Shilo Eliuk, Max Stone, Jacob Burback, Cage Clark, Trista Palagian, Peyton Burback, Meredith Burback, Jocelyn Mann; (front) Raleigh Burback, Ezarae Grieve, Coy Dixon, Bréah Martin, Kruz Martin, Lucas Stone, Easton Mann, Mason Cockerill, Levi Erhardt, and (forefront) Hunter Hilderman, Taylor (coach) Maelie Hilderman and Willow Dixon. Intermission was a time to chat, warm up and enjoy homemade goodies provided by the club. The first performance after intermission was Group 5 skater Maison Davis to All of the Stars; Group 4 skaters Justus Blackwood and Levi
Group 5 skaters, Kate Erhardt, front, Charlotte Henderson, centre, and Maison Davis performed and ice dance to Magic in Me on March 4. 18033JJ0
Erhardt to Stressed Out; Group 2 skaters Meredith Burback, Peyton Burback, Cage Clark, Jocelyn Mann a n d Tr i s t a P a l a g i a n t o Starships; Group 3 skater Willow Davis to Drops of Jupiter; Group 4 skaters Justus Blackwood, Zachary Burback, Levi
Erhardt, Robbie Grieve and Aiden Stone to Final Countdown; Group 5 skater Kate Erhardt to Space and the Togo Figure Skating Club finale of the entire club skating to Out of this World. Kate Erhardt, group Continued on Page 7
Group 3 numbered seven skaters who performed a routine to Counting Stars. On the ice were Shilo Blackwood, Jacob Burback, Willow Davis, Alexis Grieve, Haven Krawetz, Nation Paul and Max Stone.
Krysta Taylor of Roblin is the coach of the Togo Figure Skating Club.
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Togo ice carnival provided good time on and off the ice Continued from Page 6 five member of the Togo club, has been skating with the Roblin Skating Club for the past two years to further her skating skills in STARSkate levels. This year she attended the 2018 Skate Canada Manitoba P a r k l a n d S TA R S k a t e Regional competition on January 13 in Dauphin, Man., where she received: gold in Star 3 team event; an overall ranking of first
place and a medal in Star 4 Elements and an overall ranking of first place and a medal in Star 4 FreeSkate. Erhardt had planned to attend the Provincial Skating Competition the weekend of March 3 and 4 in Hazelridge, Man. However, with prior commitments, she was unable to attend so she was at the Togo arena on March 4 to present her 2018 FreeSkate.
Laureen Spivak took the opportunity to adjust the laces on her son Cage Clark’s skates during intermission. Cage is a Group 2 skater in the club. Standing in front of the sign which proclaimed the theme of “Out of This World” for the Togo Figure Skating Club carnival held at the Togo Centennial Arena on March 4 were Trista Palagian, a Group 2 skater in her first year with the Togo club, and her mother, Catherine Maksymetz.
During intermission everyone had a chance to enjoy some homemade goodies and chat. Becky Dixon of Manitoba, left, shared a moment with her two young skaters, Willow (centre) and Coy, holding the rose he was presented for his earlier ice performance. “This is the first year for my children to be skating with the Togo club, and Willow’s first time on the ice,” said Dixon.
Getting ready to take a bow after having skated to Final Countdown from left, were: Robbie Grieve, Zachary Burback, Aiden Stone, Justus Blackwood and Levi Erhardt, Group 4 skaters of the Togo Figure Skating Club.
Jacob Burback, left, and Max Stone who are Group 3 skaters, performed to the song What I’ve Done. While emcee for the Togo Curling Clubs ice carnival program, Javon Davis, welcomed the spectators to the performance, the members of the skating club waited with anticipation for the program to begin.
A silent auction table, set up with an array of prizes to be won, was manned by, left, Melissa Carriere and her daughter, Peyton Burback, a Group 2 skater with the Togo club. At right, Cheryl Konowalchuk purchased what she hoped would be winning tickets.
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Saskatchewan celebrates International Women’s Day M a r c h 8 w a s I n t e r n a t i o n a l Wo m e n ’s Day, a day chosen by the United Nations to recognize women and the contributions they make every day around the world. This year’s theme was #PressForProgress, acknowledging the strides being made toward gender parity powered by global activism. “ Wo m e n a r e m a k i n g important strides across our province, including increased participation in entrepreneurial endeavours,” said a release issued March 8 by the department of Advanced Education. “International Women’s Day was a way to celebrate Saskatchewan’s women and girls, and our accomp l i s h m e n t s , ” s a i d Ti n a Beaudry-Mellor, Minister
Responsible for the Status o f Wo m e n . “ T h i s y e a r, we want to recognize the women starting and growing their own businesses in Saskatchewan. When women participate in our economy, we all benefit.” Across the province this month, there are comm u n i t y - b a s e d w o m e n ’s organizations hosting events to commemorate I n t e r n a t i o n a l Wo m e n ’s Day. A list of the events is available on the Status of Women website at http:// saskatchewan.ca/swo. “International Women’s Day events not only help m a r k t h e d a y, b u t t h e y also raise awareness for women’s equality while celebrating our achievements,” Beaudry-Mellor s a i d . “ We a r e p r o u d t o
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KCI track-and-field athlete rebounds from injury winning two gold medals After having recovered from a broken arm she received in track-andfield practice last year, a Kamsack Comprehensive Institute student returned home from a provincial meet with two gold medals and had nearly the same results as athletes in two other competitions. Petrie Whitehawk, a KCI Grade 7 student, attended the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Indoor Trackand-Field Championships in Saskatoon March 2 and 3. “This was Petrie’s first time in competition since May 2017,” said Chantel
Kitchen, her coach. “In May, Petrie experienced a severe break in her arm while practicing high jump, resulting in surgery, a cast and many months of recovery and physiotherapy. “ I n J a n u a r y, P e t r i e was able to start training again for track and field,” Kitchen said. On March 2, she competed in the 200m race, which was a timed final that had two heats. She won her heat, and had the fastest time overall of 31.71 seconds, earning herself a gold medal.” In the event, which had seven competitors, Josie LaFramboise placed second
with 33.32 seconds, and Yannabah Whitehorse, third at 33.54 seconds. The next morning, Whitehawk’s first event was the high jump. “She had only practiced this event a handful of times since her injury and was nervous about it,” Kitchen said. “However, she jumped well and overcame her fears. Her highest jump was 1.25m, which is 10cm shy of her PB (personal best) jump, but was equivalent to the same height as the top five competitors at this competition. Although the top five girls all jumped the same
Tied for the gold medal in the 60-metre race at Saskatoon recently were Petrie Whitehawk (centre right) of Kamsack and her cousin Brin Cote (centre left). Placing third in the competition was Josie LaFramboise.
height, placing was based on the number of misses when breaking ties, resulting in a fifth-place finish for Whitehawk. The other four jumpers in the field of 12 competitors, all of whom were at 1.25 m, were: Sistene Yuzicappi, Shaelyn Whitefish, Tara Thomas and Marie Ballantyne. A l s o o n S a t u r d a y, Whitehawk competed in the long jump event, in which she placed fourth out of 14 athletes with a jump of 3.52m, which was only one centimeter off of the bronze medal. The top three
Members of the mixed curling team that represented Norquay School at the regional competition in Kipling March 2 and 3, from left, are: Jeannette Ebert, coach; Jayden Heskin, skip; Keely Foster, third; TJ Ebert, second, and Allison Robinson, lead. At Kipling, the team lost 6-8 to a Regina team, then defeated Grenfell 9-7 and lost to Canora, 7-8.
“This year Petrie has moved up an age category, competing in the midget category,” Kitchen said. “This put her at the younger end of the age group. Considering her injury and that she is a year younger than many of the athletes she is competing with, she showed that she has come back as strong as ever from her injury and continues to show talent and promise in the sport of track and field.” Whitehawk is to compete again on March 17 and 18 in Saskatoon at the Kinsmen Indoor Championships.
Petrie Whitehawk, a Grade 7 student at KCI, attended an indoor track-andfield competition in Saskatoon at the beginning of the month when she won the gold medal in the 200m race. On the podium with Whitehawk, centre, were Josie LaFramboise, left, the silver medallist, and Yannabah Whitehorse, bronze.
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competitors were: Marie Ballantyne at 3.90m; Sistene Yuzicappi, 3.61 and Brinn Cote, 3.53m. Also on Saturday morning Whitehawke ran in the 60m heats. “After the preliminaries, Petrie was ranked second going into the final race,” Kitchen said. “The final race was a close one, and it resulted in a tie for the gold medal at 9.40 seconds. Petrie shared the podium with her cousin, Brin Cote. Due to the tie for gold, no silver medal was awarded. Five runners competed in the race, and placing third was Josie LaFramboise.
The Norquay Nikes junior girls basketball team won the silver medal at the district championship played in Esterhazy March 2 and 3. ON the team, from left, were: (back row) Jennifer Lindgren (coach), Hana Key, Emily Livingstone, Haylie Desjarlais, Taylor Rubletz, Taylor Wasylyniuk, Lilly-Mae Kabatoff and Stacy Rubletz (coach), and (front) Kortny Wasylyniuk and Haylie Kabatoff. At Esterhazy, the Nikes defeated Esterhazy 41-18 and Canora 41-28 and then lost to the Yorkton Regional team 46-40.
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Sadok dancers perform at Eaglestone and nursing home To s t a r t t h e y e a r, Kamsack’s Sadok Ukrainian dancers took time to perform for the residents at Eaglestone Lodge and the Kamsack nursing home on the afternoon of February 11. This performance provided an opportunity for the dancers to share the joy of Ukrainian dance with the community’s seniors, said AnnaLee Parnetta, the instructor. As well, the dancers got a chance to perform their newly-learned dances for a live and appreciative crowd.
The dancers are preparing a variety of regional dances which will be performed at Ukrainian dance competitions in Regina this month, at Brandon in April and in Yorkton in May, as well as at their yearend concert which will take place in late April, Parnetta said. The dancers expressed their thanks to the staff at both Eaglestone and the nursing home for allowing them to perform, she said. “It was wonderful to see all the smiling faces as the residents tapped their toes to the music.”
Among the members of the Sadok Ukrainian dance troupe who performed at the Kamsack nursing home and Eaglestone Lodge on February 11, from left, were: Melody Lin, Haven Krawetz, Finley Hudye, Makayla Romaniuk, Josh Hilton and Lee Vidomski; (middle) Kira Salahab, Meesha Romaniuk, Ava Vidomski and Kayla Thurlow, and (front) Morgan Lawless and Jameson Parnetta.
Beginner Sadok Ukrainian dancers Morgan Lawless, left, and Jameson Parnetta performed a Poltava dance at the Kamsack nursing home on February 11.
Sadok Ukrainian dancers, from left, Meesha Romaniuk, Taylor Thurlow, Ava Vidomski, Finley Hudye and Kira Salahab performed for residents of the Kamsack nursing home and Eaglestone Lodge.
Intermediate dancers with Kamsack’s Sadok Ukrainian dance club, from left, Makayla Romaniuk, Josh Hilton, Haven Krawetz, Lee Vidomski and Melody Lin performed a Volyn regional dance at the Kamsack nursing home last month.
Junior Ukrainian dancers, from left, Taylor Thurlow, Finley Hudye, Kira Salahab, Ava Vidomski and Meesha Romaniuk performed a Hutzul regional dance at the nursing home last month.
Intermediate Sadok dancers, from left, Melody Lin, Lee Vidomski, Haven Krawetz, Josh Hilton and Makayla Romaniuk performed a Ukrainian dance at the Kamsack nursing home last month.
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At the RM of Cote council’s regular meeting on March 7, Reeve Jim Tomochko took on the task of making the draw for the prize in the lottery held to raise funds for a sign to mark the site of the former Poplar Point School. With him was Connie Barrowman, a member of the committee working towards the cairn’s construction.
The draw was made on March 7 and Joyce MacLean was the winner of $810, which represents half of the money collected by the committee that is working towards erecting a sign at the site of the former Poplar Point School. The schoolhouse was moved to the Kamsack Powerhouse Museum and is now part of the museum’s permanent display. With MacLean (centre) were Connie Barrowman, left, and Fran Bowes, two members of the committee.
Don’t let safety grind your gears To mark National Farm S a f e t y We e k , o b s e r v e d from March 14-20, the Canada Safety Council is offering safety tips around machinery, including best practices, preventable measures and, with these, a reminder that shortcuts should never be taken when discussing safety. Throughout the past century, much has evolved in the agricultural industry, and this is most obvious when looking at the machinery that farmers count on to make their day-to-day task easier, said a release
from the Canada Safety Council. From power steering in tractors to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) becoming an industry staple, every new or improved bit of machinery has come with its own special set of preventative safety measures and guidelines. Considering the fact that farms often double as a workplace and a home, i t ’s n o t u n c o m m o n f o r farming to become a family business. This is a side effect that can make the job more effective, but can also
2018 Dust Control & Gravel Requests The R.M of St. Philips No. 301 is offering custom dust control at a rate of $0.85 per linear foot (based on a 16 foot width or 2 - 8 foot passes). For example, the cost of 500 ft. would be $425; a minimum 250 ft. is required to be purchased. Ratepayers/residents wishing to purchase dust control this year are asked to contact the Municipal Office at (306) 595-2050 by Thursday, March 29, 2018. Payment will be required in advance of application, which is expected late May/early June. Those persons wishing to purchase gravel from the R.M. this year are also asked to contact the office by Thursday, March 29, 2018, with the number of yards they would like to order to plan for crushing. As in past year, details regarding placement will again be coordinated through the Division councillors at the time of gravelling.
prove to be that much more devastating in the event of a fatality, according to the release. “The agricultural sector is an important one whose role in Canada can’t be overstated,” said Jack Smith, president of the Canada Safety Council. “The job often entails the use of sharp, blunt and heavy machinery. It’s only through proper training, education and preventative maintenance that these tools can be used safely, and it’s the farmer ’s responsibility to ensure their proper use at all times.” Agricultural fatalities are on the decline, relatively speaking. According to Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting, the
average of annual fatalities between 2002 to 2012 (the most recent year where data is available) was approximately 30 fatalities less than the running average from 1990 to 2001. Although the overall trend is encouraging, 2012 still saw 60 agricultural-related fatalities, an unacceptable figure, said the release. Unsurprisingly, machinery dominated as the major cause of fatalities between 2003 to 2012, with 70 per cent of fatalities being attributed to machine rollovers, run overs, entanglement in moving machinery parts or other machineryrelated causes. What can farmers do to keep themselves and their families away from harm?
The best tool for any farmer hoping to run machinery safely is the owner’s manual, according to the release. Machines are typically designed with safety in mind and are perfectly safe to use, assuming correct maintenance and operation. An inspection of the machine prior to operation can sometimes reveal otherwise unnoticed safety concerns including: leaking air or hydraulic lines, removed machine guards or obstructed emergency stop switches. Farmers and their families are encouraged to make it a regular habit to do a walk-around of all machines prior to use. A walk-around can be very helpful in any families with small children, as they may be behind a vehicle which might be backed up. Other tips include: Personal protective equipment should be worn, when required, on the job. Goggles, safety shoes and leather gloves are all potentially lifesaving in some circumstances. We a r i n g a n y l o o s e fitting clothing, jewelry, hairstyles or anything that could get caught on moving parts should be avoided. To t h a t e n d , m o v i n g
parts should be avoided at all times. If there’s something caught in a moving part, the machine should be turned off and the keys removed from the ignition before performing maintenance. If a machine is being parked on a slope, it should be blocked. Approximately half of all run over fatalities from 2002 to 2012 were individuals who were struck by an unmanned machine. Caution and judgement should be exercised when operating a machine close to the edge of a ditch, slope or field. This is the most frequent cause of machine rollovers. Preventative maintenance should be performed on a regular basis, making sure each machine is properly lubricated, adjusted and has no parts in need of adjustment or repair. Farming can be a dangerous industry, but “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” said the release. Safety and training for family and workers should be a priority. An effective option could be to sign them up for the Canada Safety Council’s ATV rider training course to learn the proper use of these machines.
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On March 4 Annette Purchase of 5 Elements Photography by Design had the opportunity to showcase her passion for photography at the Kamsack Power House Museum. Those who came to take in the photography display could also peruse the exhibits at the Museum. Purchase had a variety of photos for which she does the matting and framing herself. “I have mostly landscapes and buildings with character. I always have my camera ready to snap a photo if I spot something interesting,” she said.
Volunteers at the Museum were on hand to take people on tour of the museum displays on March 4 when Annette Purchase of Kamsack held a photography exhibit. From left, were: Connie McKay, Betty Dix, Lydia Cherkas, Darlene Brow and Purchase.
Word power and how it changes from one generation to the next By Kaare Askildt We have a lot of interesting and obscure words and colloquial phrases that will fade out in our generation. These words and phrases will be totally lost on my granddaughter’s generation. In fact, she might never hear them spoken. I’ll write a story using a few of them, and I trust you’ll understand what I mean. Ole and Lena were out driving around in the country. It was rather cool, but Ole had lowered the window while trying to enjoy a smoke. Lena kept nagging him to butt out, and Ole told her to take a powder. Finally, Ole finished his smoke, and Lena asked him to crank up the window as she was getting chilled. “Sorry, but I can’t crank up the window. There is only a button for up and down, no window crank,” said Ole. “Then please push the up button, and close the bloody window, my seat is colder than a brass toilet seat in the Yukon.” “Stop being shrewish. I’ll close the window when
I’m ready,” said Ole. “Cigarettes are your bane. Keep it up and you’ll end up with a pine overcoat,” said Lena. They kept on driving in silence, but Lena thought that Ole was driving too slow. She looked at Ole who was smirking, and said, “Wipe that gigglemug off your face, shift the gears and get this jalopy going.” “I can’t shift gears. It is an automatic transmission, standard gearboxes have gone by the way of the dodo bird,” said Ole. After a while they came upon a large stone mansion, nicely set back behind a stone fence and wrought iron gate. “Look, a cloister,” said Lena. “It’s no longer called a cloister,” said Ole. “It’s called a convent for nuns, or a monastery for monks. But you, being a Lutheran, wouldn’t know these things.” When they got home, Lena was tired and decided to lay down for a mid-afternoon siesta. While she was sleeping, Ole got out the Akevitt but had only one
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shot, because he was careful not to get zozzled. It was Ole’s duty to take out the garbage, but even though it was full, he ignored it, flubbing the dub. Ole tickled her and Lena jumped out of bed like a jack-in-the-box, and chased after Ole telling him he would cop a mouse (shiner) for waking her up. She caught him but Ole grabbed her and kissed her instead. It was a Kodak moment. Sven came to the door, knocked and sang, “shave and a haircut,” whereupon Ole answered, “two bits.” It was their code. Ole let him in and poured him a shot of Akevitt. Lena picked up her telephone and smiled at Ole, telling him that she was dialing her friend Kari to tell her that she was going shopping at the mall, and would invite Kari to join her. “You can’t dial anybody anymore. There is no dial
on the phone, just buttons that you push. In fact, there are no clock or radio dials anymore either, and even a compass has lost the dial, as it’s all digital now,” said Ole. “Well, I’ll call her then, and when I’m finished I’ll hang up the phone,” said Lena. “ Yo u c a n ’t h a n g u p , there is nothing to hang the phone up on,” said Ole. “You disconnect the phone and then put it in your pocket or in your purse.” While in the shopping mall Lena and Kari ran into the Olson twins, Peter and Petter. The twins looked very much alike, and were dressed alike as well. Lena smiled at them both, introduced Kari and said, “I’ve said this before, so I sound like a broken record, oops DVD, but you two look like carbon copies of each other.” “Close but no cigar. I only have one ‘t’ in my
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through a hiccup. “OK, stay calm and tell me where the pay phone is located,” said the operator. Sven stuck his head out, looked up and read off the two sides of the corner of the phone booth. “I’m at the corner of Telephone and Telephone,” wheezed Sven. “Sir, I need the name of the streets, not the corners of the booth,” said the operator, “Oh, well, Storgata and Rådhusgata,” slurred Sven. “Please remain calm sir, and take a deep breath, an ambulance is on it’s way. Sir are you asthmatic?” asked the operator. “No, I’m not just out of breath, but please hurry,” slurred Sven. “Sir, can you please tell me what you were doing immediately before you started having trouble breathing?” asked the operator. “I was running from the police.”
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ST. JOSAPHAT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Fr. Warren Dungen Cell: (306) 59D-7900 Rent Hall: (306) 542-5670 Sundays Kamsack 9am Norquay 11am For weekday services see website: http://kamsacknorquaydistrict.com ST. STEPHEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Franklin Emereuwa Phone: 542-2240 Sat., Mar. 17 St. Philip’s 7pm Sun., March 18 Kamsack 9am (Children’s Liturgy)
EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Phone: 594-2233 Worship service Sunday 9:45am Sunday school at 11am Senior Pastor - Arden Gustafson Associate Pastor - Natasha Westerhoud CORNERSTONE CHURCH Cote Reserve, Badgerville Non-denominational Pastor Earl Cote Wednesdays 7:30pm Sundays 10:30am ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH Canora Office: 563-5608 Sunday Worship Services 10am
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Canora - Kamsack - Swan River Fr. Michael Faryna Phone: (306) 563-5153 Saturday, March 17 Kamsack 10am Sunday, March 18 Canora 10am
KEESEEKOOSE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH Pastor Ernie Keshane Phone: 542-3447 Sunday Service 10:30am Monday Prayer Meeting 7:30pm Tuesday Youth Meeting 7pm Wednesday Service 7:30pm
HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH Kamsack 306-542-2458 Sunday, March 18 Holy Communion 11:15am Rev. Nancy Brunt
WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL KAMSACK 512 First Street Dr. E. Ogali Sunday service 10am - 12noon Wednesday (mid-week) service 7pm - 8:30pm
EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Sunday, March 18 Service 10am David Ogden
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST MENNONITE Hyas, SK Phone: 594-2813 Larry Bartel Sunday School 10am 1st Sunday Church Service 10:45am 3rd Sunday Church Service 7:30pm
ST. THOMAS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Phone: 548-2042 Box 629, Sturgis, SK Pastor Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I. St. Thomas, Norquay Thurs., March 22 Mass 10am
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WESTMINSTER MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH Kamsack Church: 542-2600 Rev. Kevin Sprong Sunday Services 11am
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PARKLAND EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Carment and Decorby Office: 542-4140 Pastor Stephen Ruten Phone: 542-3948 Youth Pastor Naomi Tensen 542-2853 Sunday School for all ages 10am Worship Service 11am Wednesday Video 7pm NORQUAY UNITED CHURCH Office: 594-2357 Rev. Margaret McCallum Sunday Worship Services 10am
PELLY FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL Office: 595-4511 Pastor Frankie Kim Sundays Sunday School 10am Worship Services 11am NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CENTRE 159 Nicholas Street, Kamsack SK Pastor Robert Lang 306-506-0160 kamsackchurch.com Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School 2pm HYAS BAPTIST CHURCH Contact 306-548-5547 Sunday, School and Worship 10:30am KAMSACK LIGHTHOUSE Non-denominational Service Sunday 10:30am Sunday 6:30pm Thursday 7:30pm For info: 542-3652 Nathan Tourangeau
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Leko’s Conservation Corner By Lindsey Leko I would be remiss if I did not talk about an excellent program that provincial conservation officers administer and support. It is called Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD). The purpose of this program is to teach youth about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to deal with challenges in their young lives through the great activity of angling. One of the common issues we see is that some kids do not know how to fish, or have the equipment to do so. Well, the Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers (SACO) had a solution for this. SACO currently has two fully stocked trailers that make their way throughout the province upon request from the public. Officers provide instruction and equipment free of charge to all youth and youth groups regardless of background or location. Each trailer is equipped with open water and ice fishing rods, lures, augers, tents, heaters, nets and instructional tools to help kids learn to fish. These trailers are common at many provincial parks during the summer to support their programs, but it can also be made available to youth groups and schools. Contact your local conservation officer or ministry field office for more information about the program or to arrange a HOFNOD presentation.
LINDSEY LEKO One question I am asked is how to become a conservation officer and what type of training do we take. I have been doing this now for more than 26 years and would not change it for anything. Every day is a challenge and it is rewarding to help educate the public on resource and compliance issues. So let’s start with some basics . . . first, you need Grade 12 along with sciences. I opted to take home economics rather than chemistry because I got hungry before football practice. This proved to be not a great choice, but things worked out. If a career as a conservation officer is in your future, you will need post-secondary education. Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert, Lethbridge Community College, and Lakeland Campus all offer a renewable/integrated resource management program. Depending on the institution, these programs are either a two-or three-year diploma, with an option
Hooked on Fishing not on drugs to get your degree. Again, depending on the program, after your first year of post-secondary education, you can apply to be a seasonal conservation officer in Saskatchewan. This is a good opportunity to get your foot in the door and experience the work of permanent officers. This generally involves working in a provincial park for three to four months, doing park enforcement and other conservation officer duties. Working in our parks will get you some great experience, a feel for what the future holds, and help you determine whether or not this is a job for you. Permanent conservation officer positions are advertised on the Government of Saskatchewan Career Centre. Yo u m u s t s u b m i t a n application detailing your education, skills and abilities. Based on your application, you are then selected for further examination. The recruitment process requires you to complete physical and psychological testing. Successful candidates are hired on a temporary contract position and sent to the Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy (WCLEA). It is similar to the Saskatchewan Police College or the RCMP Training Academy. At WCLEA you will get hands-on training and be
Conservation officer candidates were trained at the Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy in Candle Lake. Alberta is hosting the next class in 2018. provided with all the tools This includes: arson in- share with the Prince Albert and skills you will need to vestigation; migratory bird Police Department. be a conservation officer. courses; specialized interWell, that should do it It is here you will obtain viewing courses; de-esca- for another week. Until next your basic pistol course, lation and communication time, make sure the minshotgun course, defensive techniques; problem solv- nows you use as bait are not tactics, investigations, boat/ ing skills; cross-cultural alive and moving. snowmobile/ATV course and diversity training; and (EDITOR’S NOTE: among many others over a many others designed to Ministry of Environment four-month period. assist officers in the field to c o n s e r v a t i o n o f f i c e r U p o n g r a d u a t i o n o f do our jobs effectively and Lindsey Leko has spent WCLEA, vacant positions safely. more than 26 years as a are then staffed by graduEvery conservation of- conservation officer in ates on the eligibility list. ficer has to certify annually Saskatchewan. For many But this is not it for our during a week-long course years, Officer Leko contribtraining. Conservation of- on a variety of disciplines, uted a column to local paficers upgrade their train- including recertification pers on a variety of issues ing, education and personal on all firearms, defensive related to hunting, fishing, development with a variety tactics, classroom theory and other resource-related of other training offered by and scenarios. This training issues. If you have questhe ministry and outside is done at a training facility tions, please contact lindagencies. near Prince Albert that we firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Canada Safety Council celebrates 100 years in safety The new year brought with it a milestone date for the Canada Safety Council, which will be celebrating 100 years of safety in Canada in 2018. The Canada Safety Council traces its roots back to the foundation of the first national volunteer
Reporter Position The Kamsack Times weekly newspaper has an opening for a full-time reporter/photographer with a starting date of April 2. The successful Candidate should be a graduate of a journalism course, or have some experience with strong writing skills. We are looking for a creative, energetic self-starter who would be a strong team player. If you have the skills listed above, and like the idea of working in a community with many activities, we’d like to see your resume. The Kamsack Times offers an excellent company benefits package. Closing date: March 21 Apply with resume and cover letter to: Ken Lewchuk Publisher Canora Courier Box 746, Canora, SK S0A 0L0 Email: email@example.com
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safety movement started in Canada, as the Canadian National Safety League was founded in 1918, said a release from the Council. Through its activities and collaborations, the organization merged with the Canadian Highway Safety Council and the Canadian Industrial Safety Association in 1968 to form the present day Canada Safety Council. A s C a n a d a ’s n a t i o n al voice for safety, the Canada Safety Council has undertaken many initiatives throughout its history to ensure the continued safety of Canadians, the r e l e a s e s a i d . N o t a b l y, the organization implemented the Defensive Driving Course in Canada, started High School Driver Education teacher instruction in Canada, lobbied provincial governments to enact safety belt legislation and developed the country’s first national motorcycle program. “There’s a reason that strong, impactful safety
messaging has stood the test of time throughout the past century,” said Jack Smith, president of the Canada Safety Council. “It isn’t because of the number of fatalities in the country. It isn’t because of attention-grabbing statistics or percentages, and it isn’t because of the overly idealistic and unachievable end goal of hitting the number zero on fatality counters. “ R a t h e r, i t ’s a b o u t the people and the relationships,” Smith said. “Numbers pale into insignificance when we remember that each and every one of them represents an individual, a person who has hopes, dreams and aspirations. What makes this industry rewarding is not the achievement of milestone years, but rather the lives we’ve been able to save and the quality of life we’ve been able to improve through our efforts.” Education and awareness are core pillars in ensuring that safety measures
are taken proactively rather than reactively. To that end, and to ensure the effective dissemination of safety-related information to Canadians, the Canada Safety Council is using this opportunity for a website refresh and re-launch. The new site is available for viewing at https:// canadasafetycouncil.org/ and ensures that safety information will be available at all times. Whether the user is on a computer, mobile device or tablet, he or she will be able to quickly access information on a variety of topics in the fields of traffic, occupational and off-the-job safety. Stay tuned throughout the year as the Canada Safety Council continues to look toward the future while celebrating its past. “The Canada Safety Council has been active in safety for the past century,” said Smith. “Our goal is to make sure Canadians are healthy, safe, and celebrating with us for the next 100 years.”
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Kamsack & area
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Custom Built Homes Ɣ Cottages & General Construction Kamsack, SK. S0A 1S0 Tel.: (306)542-2740 Cell.: (306)542-7524 or (306) 542-7564
GLASS AND LOCK Two locations to serve you 244 Main St., Norquay 306-594-2212 19 - 1st Ave. NE, Preeceville 306-547-3221
Call us for a free consultation - no obligation. CALL SCOTT TIBBLE SK/MB Licensed & Bonded Auctioneer NOW 204-734-0210 • 204-539-2570
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594-2402, 594-2630, Cell 594-7800 Garry and Lenora – Located in Norquay
Andrychuk Funeral Home & Memorials www.andrychukfuneralhome.com
Family Owned and Operated Dedicated Service, Guaranteed Savings Available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 3rd Street, Kamsack 542-2231 Toll Free 1-888-942-2231
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P.O. Box 481, Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0
Preeceville Overhead Doors
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Ph.: (306) 542-7647
Servicing and installing garage doors near you
Specializing in excavating, posthole - pile drilling, der trenching and hauling Wheel Loa (sand, gravel, topsoil, etc.)
Proudly serving the Kamsack & area for all your residential, farm & commercial electrical needs.
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Bryan Matthew OFFICE: 306-542-3635 CELL: 780-720-7072 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 907 Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0
Office: 306-547-2838 Box 231 Fax: 306-547-2837 Endeavour, SK Cell: 306-865-9445 S0A 0W0 Email: email@example.com
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Business: 306-542-4442 Cell: 306-601-9016 Fax: 306-542-4456 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Handyman Work • Carpentry • Rototilling • Yard Maintenance • Tree Trimming • Light Backhoe Work • Post Hole Augering • Eavestrough Cleaning 30’ Gooseneck Trailer
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P.O. Box 939, Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0
Leson’s Funeral Home Ltd. Locally owned and operated
Shannon and Shawna Leson
Box 188 ·128 2nd Avenue West Canora, Saskatchewan S0A 0L0 Ph.: (306) 563-5671 y Fax: (306) 563-4477 y Email: email@example.com www.lesonsfuneralhome.ca
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Fun in the snow at Togo
Encouraged by the bountiful snow that fell on the area last week, Levi and Kate Erhardt of Togo decided to have fun by jumping into a “pool” of snow as these photos demonstrate. At left, the siblings had climbed on top of a fence structure. And then they dove into the freshlyfallen snow, and at right, they popped up, but only their heads could be seen.
School for innovative on-farm use of drones coming to Ebenezer A school for the agricultural use of drones will be held on March 21-22 at Ebenezer. “The sky’s not the limit, it’s an opportunity” said Glenda Jeffrey, the Agro Manager at the Ebenezer Branch of Yorkton Co-op, about the upcoming drone
school. Over the past few years, leading-edge farmers have started adopting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of their farm toolkits. They find them immediately useful for getting photos of inaccessible parts of their farm and shooting
marketing videos of seeding and harvesting operations. But with some additional sensors, software, and training they can become an invaluable source of mid-season information about crops, said Jeffrey. Consumer adoption of unmanned flight
GO Paperless!! You can now have your water bills and tax notices emailed to you. Contact the town office for details. Did you know? Building permits are required for most construction & renovation projects to your home or business in Kamsack. Call the office at 542-2155 for more information! UPCOMING EVENTS: Mar. 17 St. Patricks Tea & Bake sale at St. Stephen’s RC church basement, all are welcome from 2 to 3:30pm. Mar. 17 Texas Hold ‘em Tournament at the OCC Hall. Fundraiser for the Kamsack Medical Centre, $50 to register. Call Anne at 542-1006 for more info. Mar. 18 Whist at the senior centre 2pm Mar. 20 Town Meeting at the OCC on “Pot, Progress & Partnerships” all are welcome to attend, 7pm Mar. 23-24 – RED SPARROW – is on at the Playhouse Theatre,7:30pm on both nights, $7.50/person. Mar. 24 KCI Band Program Tradeshow Fundraiser, over 25 vendors will be at KCI from 11am – 4pm Admission is free, come on out. Mar. 24 Easter Bake Sale & Tea, Ukrainian Catholic Hall – 1pm, everyone welcome Mar. 30 Town Office Closed for Good Friday statutory holiday. Apr. 14 Volunteer Appreciation event for our community groups. Save the date! Apr. 14 Kamsack Spring Dance at the Ukrainian Catholic Hall, $15 at the door, $12 advance from D&M Accounting or Dollar Store. Supper is included, all welcome 8 - 12pm
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Residents are reminded that vehicles need to be moved after a heavy snowfall so our town crews can clear the streets properly, thanks for your consideration on this. RECYCLE / GARBAGE SCHEDULE Thursday, Mar., 15 Garbage - Yellow Area Thursday, Mar., 15 - Recycle - Pink Area Wed. Mar., 21 - Garbage - Green Area Wed. Mar.,21 - Recycle - Blue Area
WINTER LANDFILL HOURS! TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 1-5PM. SATURDAYS FROM 9AM-1PM. Landfill tickets must be purchased in advance from the Town Office. If you have old tickets they are still good for use at our landfill. For information on our landfill fees and details you can call the Town Office at 542-2155.
Next Council Meeting – Monday, March 26th 6:30pm Service Canada in Kamsack Every Thursday (room 203) at the Crowstand Centre between 10am – 3pm offering information on CPP, Employment Insurance, Social Insurance Numbers, Old age Security and more.
Town of Kamsack, P.O. Box 729, 161 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, SK S0A1S0 • 306-542-2155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
technology has skyrocketed, leading to astounding improvements in stability and reliability, while also bringing down the price for those wanting to use this technology on their farm. The sensors for agricultural use have been developing as well, though the sensor development cannot keep pace with the improvements in flight hardware. M a r k u s We b e r c o founded LandView Drones, a company built around selling complete systems that include everything required to make these tools effective in farm settings. This means that not only are sensor and software included for field mapping, their systems also include accessories to help deal with real farm issues: dust, vegetation, and bright sunshine. Even though their systems include everything required, Weber found that their customers were not getting maximum value out of the system and perhaps not flying them according to Transport Canada regulations. This is the reason he has been putting on a travelling Ag Drone School
across all prime agricultural regions in the prairie provinces. The Ebenezer event includes a formal UAV Ground School delivered by Mat Matthews of Blackhawk Aeronautical Solutions. Matthews is a drone professional who has decades of experience with production and film companies, tourism, real estate, construction and development firms and oil and gas. Matthews now provides detailed instruction on the regulations around safe and legal flight of drones. “Our Grow Team agrologists will be using a drone for scouting some of our customers’ fields this summer,” said Jeffrey. “But we know that many customers will want to really understand their own crops, so the Co-op is hosting the school to give them the opportunity to do it themselves.” Participants will learn about mapping with different kinds of near-infrared sensors, which are used to create maps of crop health and crop stress. The UAV is programmed to fly a grid over an entire field,
capturing hundreds of pictures which are combined to create an orthomosaic, or high-resolution map. These maps have many uses such as guiding crop scouting, confirming equipment efficacy, measuring the spatial extent of crop damage, determining variable-rate application of inputs such as fungicide, and documenting surface rights issues. Many growers have purchased drones for the fun factor, according to Weber. The first few flights tend to capture field operations from a new perspective to share with family, friends, and on social media. But inevitably, farmers are creative and find unique uses for this new tool on their operation. They may have acquired a UAV for recreational uses, but soon find that they can extract real value for their crop and livestock operations. Weber adds that “the fun factor wears off fairly quickly because drones are becoming so simple to fly. Luckily, agricultural drones are definitely more tool than cool.”
Ag Drone School Agronomic uses, fly safely & legally. gally.
Hosted by Yorkton Co-op at Ebenezer, March 21-22
Register at Landview.com
Published on Mar 14, 2018