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Thursday, July 12, 2018 • Volume 111 • Number 27

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Kamsack Mud Slingers entertain at Mud Bogs

TJ (Tim) Derwores drove his 2001 GMC in the Mud Bogs competition on Canada Day. Story and more photos on Page 2.

Veregin rec board holds 74th annual shishliki barbecue All roads led to Veregin on June 24 for the 74 th annual shishliki barbecue held by the Veregin recreation board. The fires were started at 8 a.m. according to Dereck Wolkowski, a volunteer who has helped with the event for “probably 10 years.” Under a sky of mixed sun and cloud, the crowd began to line up around 11 a.m. for a noon start. Planning to cook and serve up approximately 1,200 pounds of meat during the day, Wolkowski s ai d th e b a r b ec u e f ir es would burn till “the meat runs out.” The Kamsack River Va l l e y A r c h e r y C l u b ( RVA C ) w a s s e t u p i n side the Veregin rink with games and activities for the younger crowd to enjoy, and were running a

fundraiser as well with raffle prizes and 50/50 draw. “We do this every year with lots of volunteer help,” said Jeff Bloudoff, secretary-treasurer of the Veregin rec board. “Thanks to all our volunteers, who are too numerous to mention, this year has been another big success. It went very well. We had a few showers during the day but nothing serious. “As in past years, we had people attend from many different places. If they are in the area visiting they stop by for the shishliki. Every year is special. “All the meat was cooked and served and we are looking forward to next year,” he said. Jason Chernoff is president of the rec board a n d A a r o n C h e r n o ff i s vice-president. More Photos on Page 6

Dereck Wolkowski, left, and Darren Perepelkin were busy at the barbecue on June 30th when the Veregin recreation board sponsored the 74th annual shishliki barbecue, as they were intending to cook 1,200 pounds of meat, expecting to serve about 1,000 people.

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Jeff Chappell drove an Arctic Cat side-by-side in the Mud Bogs competition on July 1.

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Mark Medve of Shellbrook, closest to camera, competed against Jaraden Bryksa.

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Driving his modified truck entry in the Mud Bogs was Wayne Webber of Hamiota, Man. He went on to take second place in that category.

Canada Day celebrations draw a large crowd Although the threat of rain was on the minds of the organizers of the Canada Day celebrations held on July 1, the day turned out to be “successful and well-attended.” Starting at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, the clouds in the sky were evident, but co-operative. The slo-pitch ball tournament began at 9 a.m., and concessions and inflatable play structures for the young ones were up and running by 11 a.m. The interdenominational church service, led by Rev. Nancy Brunt and Rev. Kevin Sprong, was held in the concessions area at 10 a.m. and was “very well attended.” A parade with about a dozen floats wound its way from the medical clinic to Main Street starting at noon. The Kamsack River Valley Archery Club float was awarded first place by the parade judges, and Scott Green accepted a cheque for $125 on behalf of the club. Phoeobe’s Beauty Parlour float entry was pulled by Larry Larson on his tractor which has been painted as a tribute to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, and this float came in second, with a prize of $75. At 1 p.m. Nancy Brunt, Kamsack’s mayor, and Karen Koreluik, town councillor, raised the flag at the sportsgrounds and the Kamsack Community Choir sang O Canada. While Brunt cut and served the Canada Day cake with assistance from Kev Sumner, recreation director, and his wife Louise, the choir entertained the crowd with several songs. The judging of the butterfly boxes which had earlier been distributed by the town’s recreation director, to be decorated for the Canada Day event, took place at 2 p.m. The Polka Pals took to the stage at the concession area to entertain at around 2 p.m., after which a DJ was on hand to provide music at 4 p.m. Around 5 p.m. Ty and Ralph Keshane of Cote presented

First Nations entertainment with drumming, along with dancer Lilyanna Quewezance. Lloyd Smith and his horse-drawn wagon pulled by his team, Tom and Jigs, gave free wagon rides to anyone who had a desire. At 1 p.m. the Mud Bogs competitions started. This was the fifth such event sponsored by the Kamsack Mud Slingers organization. Preparations for the mud pits began days in advance of the competition. The spectator area was given a boost by the town when four of the older bleachers were moved from the ball diamond area to the “mud pits” section. With Kelsey Raukman on the microphone as the announcer, the competitions got underway with the quad categories. Mark Medve, from Shellbrook, competed with a 2017 Renegade XMR 1000 four-wheeler, and has friends and family in Kamsack. “I travel to as many mudding competitions as I can during the summer,” he said. “Coming to Kamsack is great because I have friends and family here. I like the pit set-up.” The trucks went next and at times, mud completely obliterated the vehicles from view. “I enjoy the challenge of driving in the Mud Bogs but I think it’s a great spectator sport so that motivates me as well,” said TJ (Tim) Derwores, who drove his 2001 GMC in the Mud Bogs competitions, and was one of the gold sponsors of the event with his company DMD Plumbing and Heating Solutions. “On behalf of the Mud Slingers, we were definitely happy to be back in action on July 1,” said Rauckman, a board member of the group. It was a great event that we hope everyone enjoyed. Expect bigger and better things to come from the Mud Slingers and a big thank you to everyone who came out to watch.” “It was a great Canada Day all around,” said Kev Sumner on behalf of the town-organized event. “I think it was one of the best attended Canada Day events in years. There were

The Royals slo pitch team provided entertainment for the Canada Day spectators.

likely 1000 people in attendance during the day. “We got incredibly lucky with the weather. The events like the slo-pitch ball games, the free swim at the pool, the inflatables for the kids and the Mud Bogs organized by the Kamsack Mud Slingers organization all contributed to the success of the day. “We had a variety of good entertainment with the Polka Pals, the First Nation drummers and dancers and Atomic Roadhouse, among others. “The fireworks at dusk were great. We have a new crew under the direction of our new fire chief Cody Langlois, and everything went very well. There was a bit of rain around 8:30 in the evening but it had no impact on the fireworks display. It went off without a hitch, so kudos to the Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department.”

Sky and Ally Warriner waited with much excitement for the Canada Day parade to find its way to Main Street in July 1.

Kelsey Rauckman, right, was the announcer during the Mud Bogs held in Kamsack on July 1. Dustin Stenhouse, seated, operated the sound. Amanda Gouge and TJ (Tim) Derwores acted as starter linesmen for the competitors at the Mud Bogs held at the sportsgrounds on Canada Day.

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Mayor: Village of Pelly Will be received by the Returning officer or nomination officer on 18th day of July, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Village of Pelly Municipal Office, 205 Main Street, Pelly, SK, and during regular business hours from Wednesday, June 27, to Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Village of Pelly Municipal Office, 205 Main Street, Pelly, SK.

Larry Larson drove his tractor which is dedicated to the Humboldt Broncos, and pulled the float for Pheobe’s Beauty Parlour, in the parade on July 1. The float was awarded second place by the judges.

Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location: Village of Pelly, Municipal Office, 205 Main Street, Pelly, SK Dated this 27th day of June, 2018. Frances Olson Returning Officer

Competing in the Mud Bogs was Makenzie Chernoff in her red Jeep.


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Canada Day Parade and Mud Bogs popular events

The Canada Day parade made its way north on Dixon Avenue, while children gathered the “treats” thrown from the floats.

The Kamsack River Valley Archery Club (RVAC) had a well-dressed float in the Canada Day parade, and was awarded first place by the judges.

Mayor Nancy Brunt c u t t h e C a n a d a D ay cake for all to have a piece, with assistance from Kev Sumner, town recreation director, and Louise Sumner (with back to camera.)

M ayo r N a n c y B ru n t , left, and Karen Koreluik, town councillor, raised the flag on Canada Day at the sportsgrounds.

B r a d G o u g e a n d M a k e n z i e C h e r n o ff h e l d stopwatches to time the competitors at the Mud Bogs competition.

Waving their Canadian flags on Canada Day while the parade passed by were Shanley, Kaley and Shayla Allard.

Choir director Susan B e a r wave d h e l l o to the Canada Day crowd at the sportsgrounds before leading the Kamsack Community Choir in O Canada. The choir then sang s o m e s o n g s fo r t h e enter tainment of the crowd.

Mark Medve of Shellbrook competed in the Mud Bogs sponsored by the Kamsack Mud Slingers on Canada Day at the sportsgrounds.

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Scott Green of the RVAC accepted a cheque from Mayor Nancy Brunt for having a float in t h e p a ra d e t h a t wa s declared the bestdecorated entry. RVAC members Amanda Leis, left, and Rhonda Streelasky looked on.

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Upcoming Events: July 12 – SCUBA/Snorkel Clinic at the Pool, $10 entry, starts at 5pm. July 13 – Water Polo Clinic at the Pool, $5 entry and starts at 4pm. July 13-14 – JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM – at the Playhouse Theatre,7:30pm on Fri. & Sat., doors open 7pm. July 15 – Heritage Day- Nat. Doukhobor Heritage Village in Veregin, SK. Prayer service 9:30am, 10-12 noon Blini Brunch then at 1pm programs, 3pm bus tours $30 book in advance. Call Village of Veregin at 542-4441 for info. July 20 – FANTASTIC FRIDAY Flea Market “Junk in the Trunk” at the Old Arrow restaurant site, please register as a vendor. From 3 – 5pm, call Kev at 542-2044. July 25 – Trackside Gardens “Strawberry Social” at the caboose, from 2- 4pm. Everyone is welcome! July 25 – Janet Wees (Minuk) reading and book signing at the Library from 6-7pm. Coffee & Dainties too, everyone is welcome! July 27 – FANTASTIC FRIDAY Compost Clinic at Trackside Gardens with SK Waste Reduction Council at 3pm – please register before. Aug. 3 – Smoke on the Water at the Park! Aug. 8-10 – Sportball multi-sport summer program for 2-12 year olds, call Kev the Recreation Director or visit our Facebook page. Aug. 10 – Horticultural Society Annual show location to be determined. Aug. 11 – Old Dog Run, info available from Joe at 542-2008.

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THE POOL IS OPEN Please SLOW DOWN when driving around the pool and on the roads approaching the sports grounds as there will be kids walking to the pool.

SCUBA/Snorkel & Water Polo Clinics at the KSP

Thursday, July 12th at 5pm for SCUBA ($10) and Friday July 13th for the Water Polo clinic ($5). You will be coached by a provincially certified coaches on the basic skills of SCUBA and water polo so come on out and try it! REMINDER – Residents need to keep the back alleys clear of bags of leaves, grass cuttings and branches. It is your responsibility to take these, we only offer town-wide clean-ups twice a year.

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Town of Kamsack, P.O. Box 729, 161 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, SK SOA1SO 306-548-2155 Email: town.of.kamsack@sasktel.net Office Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm


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Perspective Kamsack Times

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LOOKING BACK...

A Decade Ago

Jack Koreluik, president of the Kamsack Playhouse committee, who had been instrumental in staging the combined KamJam and Mardi Gras event annually, said the event would happen again but would be a miniature version. ***** Donnie Weis of Kamsack, who was to turn 11, was one of four Saskatchewan youths who, after participating in local spelling competitions, had qualified to advance to the next round being held in Vancouver. The ultimate winner would receive a $20,000 scholarship. ***** Kamsack Mayor Darryl Binkley cut a couple of Canada Day cakes that were served to the public at the Kamsack sportsground. The Kamsack Royals senior slo-pitch team helped to organize the day’s activities. ***** A fireworks display on Ministik Beach concluded Canada day activities at Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Larry Schiefner, park manager, said the display was fantastic and many people stopped by the park office to pay compliments about it. ***** Diana Belovanoff of Kamsack was a member of the Teaching Ladies division of Team Saskatchewan that competed in the Masters National bowling tournament in Hamilton, Ont. Other members of the team were: Diane Syrota of Elfros, Kristy Schaeffer of Regina, Leesa Cunningham of Regina and Rita Jacob of Carnduff, along with Wanda Sweatman (coach) of Wadena.

Best to understand why teepees are there Why there are teepees on the lawn across from the legislature in Regina is likely a more important question than why the teepees are still there. After having a least one teepee there for nearly five m o n t h s n o w, m a n y a r e asking, “Why are police unwilling to enforce the bylaws prohibiting them? Are the Indian protestors getting special treatment?” With all due respect, these are the wrong questions. If this were a simple matter of bylaw enforcement, it is the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC), the provincial body that replaced the old city-provincial Wascana Centre Authority that used to administer this city park, that has dropped the ball. While the PCC successfully got the police to

remove the original teepee last month, it likely should have requested the campsite be cleared in February when it first went up in response to the Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict. It didn’t, perhaps because the Saskatchewan Party and the PCC recognized the sensitivity of the situation. One might recall the entire province was a bit of a powder keg after the notwell-understood verdict in the death of Red Pheasant First Nation resident Colten Boushie. Certainly, Premier Scott Moe deserves much credit for reaching out to Boushie’s family and the First Nation community as a whole to create better understanding. Nevertheless, the protestors still felt a need to be heard, to educate others on their issues, including the historic treatment of

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aboriginal children and maybe even heal a little themselves. The legislative grounds are a place where people sometimes go to be heard by exercising their free speech, whether we necessarily agree with what they have to say or not. This expression comes in the form of protest. And, quite often, the protestors violate park bylaws, or perhaps even other laws. The latter was clearly the case in February 2000 when farmers demanding $300 million from the provincial

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government and a billion dollars overall, stormed the legislature, chained the front doors and then conducted a nine day-and-night sit in. The Regina police let them be, even though they were obviously conducting a far more serious trespassing offence. It ended when the protest leaders themselves asked the police to break it up when things were getting out of control. (There was talk of threats being uttered.) Yes, this current protest camp has been around for

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much too long. Yes, it has grown in the past couple weeks at the encouragement of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) after the Regina Police removed the initial protestors and got them to temporarily take down the original teepee. One fears that the longer this camp stays, the greater the chance for resentment, or worse, unpleasant confrontation. The camp leadership should be cognizant of this. But it does seem clear the Regina police have acted wisely so as to avoid confrontation. And while there are those who will rightly argue that some of the protestors’ demands can’t be met, maybe it would serve us all well to take a moment to listen to what they are actually asking.

At a meeting with provincial cabinet last week, the protestors laid out a wish list of things they wanted. Some are less feasible, like a moratorium on adoption and any expansion of the foster care system. But others seem rather reasonable. They have asked for: “clear data on the number of children in child care and the duration of their care”, a “review of all permanent wards”, examination of “the use of in-home supervision in-lieu of apprehension”, a “full report on child care”, a cabinet visit to the Red Pheasant First Nation, as promised and a “cost analysis” of children in care with cheaper alternatives in mind. This is why the protest teepees are there. We should at least try to understand that.

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Minister Kaeding Since February 28, a group of people have camped illegally on the legislative grounds to focus attention on a range of issues. Our government understands there are long-standing concerns. During the last decade, we have worked hard to better the lives of First Nations and Métis people. Here are some highlights: • Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to introduce mandatory treaty education in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system • We currently have agreements with 17 First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies to deliver child protection services on-reserve and with three to deliver

services off-reserve • We have invested a record amount in adult basic education, including programs delivered on reserve, and other training initiatives • Funding for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology has more than doubled, to nearly $100 million • We have boosted support for on-reserve policing and Aboriginal justice programs and continue to invest in community justice and alternative measures programs • We are improving internet and cellular service in First Nations communities • And we have increased support for community based organizations serving indigenous communities in

the north While there’s always more work to do, we are taking action, and progress is being made. For example, employment in the indigenous community has increased by nearly 28 per cent since 2007, compared to 11.6 per cent in the non-indigenous population. The campers at the legislature have a different view of our government’s performance, and we respect that. All citizens have the right to express their opinion, to protest government decisions, and to advocate for policies they believe will improve life in Saskatchewan. However, protests should be lawful. If they aren’t, the police have a responsibility to

enforce the law. On the day the illegal camp at the legislature was established, a letter was sent asking the protesters to comply with regulations prohibiting overnight camping at Wascana Centre. The letter was ignored. On numerous occasions, government officials met in person with the protestors, asking them to comply with park regulations. There was no compliance. Government ministers visited the camp on seven different occasions to discuss the protestors’ concerns and made a number of attempts to arrange a formal meeting with the protestors to discuss their issues, to no avail, until a July 2 meeting date was

agreed upon. The government asked the Regina Police Service a number of times to remove the camp. The Regina Police Service insisted the government submit its request in writing. After a letter was sent, the police finally took action on June 18. But the camp was reestablished on June 21. The government sent two more written requests to the Regina Police Service, asking them to uphold the law. On June 26, they replied, telling the government that further police action to remove the protestors would compromise public safety. The Regina Police Service urged the government to

“resolve this peacefully.” Peaceful resolutions are always easier to achieve when the law is respected and enforced. Nonetheless, our government remains focused on the task at hand. For years, we have been working to address the issues identified by the protesters. And we remain fully engaged with our First Nations and Métis partners. Today, our indigenous population is advancing in many areas. This progress must continue, and it will. Warren Kaeding Minister of Government Relations and First Nations Metis and Northern Affairs

The 50-inch plasma TV died and so far no one is mourning These things come in threes, or so I’ve heard. So hopefully the death of the 50-inch plasma TV in our living room is the last of the trio. A few months ago, my small chest freezer which my late grandparents gave me for graduation, 25 years ago, decided that there should continually be water under it in the basement freezer room. So, with great reluctance, it ended up in the garage, awaiting disposal. Twentyfive years is a good life for an appliance. But we don’t see that anymore. A little over a month ago, the microwave died. It was a $600 model meant to be installed over the kitchen stove and to act as a range hood. But I had not yet installed it because the kids were too small to access it over the stove.

Instead, it’s been sitting on a table in the kitchen in the interim. I was going to finally get around to putting it up this summer, when it, too, decided it no longer needed to work. The light went on, the turntable turned, and the food did not cook. This led to a minor crisis since the microwave oven is kinda crucial for our ability to feed ourselves, and lacking the funds to go get a new one, we picked up a small cheapie for just over $100 to tide us over. Perhaps we can get the big one fixed? I don’t know. Is it worth it? And if so, how long can we expect it to last? Thus, the behemoth is sitting in the living room, awaiting its fate. A few weeks after that, I went to turn the TV on, and no dice. The little light went on in the corner, but nothing on the screen. I did every

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permutation of troubleshooting I could think of. I turned it on and off. I unplugged everything and plugged it in again. I tried every different input. I used different cables in case the cable was at fault. Nothing worked at all. So it’s dead. This TV isn’t just any TV. When we got it about seven years ago, I was still actively trying to restart my wedding photography business. I shot 13 weddings in North Battleford in 2007, but only a small handful since coming to Estevan the following year.

As in, next to none. So I tried exhibiting at the local showcase and even attended a Regina wedding show. Since the human eye is drawn to movement, I figured I needed the best quality TV with the best colours and contrast to take to these shows in order to display my slideshows. I took a thumb drive into the local electronics store and tried viewing the slideshow on almost every TV there. At the time, the plasma was far and away the best picture, but it was also among the priciest. It was one of the

first with 3D capabilities, but I wasn’t going to spend an additional $150 per set of 3D glasses, so that never got used. Suffice it to say, there was a lot of money invested in this, and it still didn’t garner me additional wedding bookings. But now the TV is dead as a doornail, and, like the microwave, it’s not likely worth fixing, not economically, at least. And there are no funds right now to replace it and the microwave. The less capable TV from the basement will be moved to take its place in the meantime. But since the plasma’s demise, we’ve noticed we really don’t miss TV yet. My wife is on the fence, as she has a few series that she does not miss. I asked the kids last night if they miss it, and the answer from both was no. While Spencer would spend

days in front of it, blocking some channels broke him of that habit, and now he’d much rather use his computer or iPad. Katrina is the same way. All of us have taken to binge-watching whatever’s good and available on Netflix, and I will occasionally use Amazon Prime. All this has me thinking, that for the summer at least, I may pare down our TV package to next to nothing. I’m not ready to cut the cord entirely yet, and by putting the other TV in the living room, perhaps my affinity for the boob tube will rekindle. But most of what I watch is news, history or science, and I can find pretty much all of that on various websites, Netflix or YouTube. It may be quite a while before we replace the TV, and I don’t think we’re the worse off for taking that time.

Fond memories of summer fairs in Saskatchewan It is fair time in Yorkton, and that is an annual event that always brings back a flood of memories from my youth. In my youth, a time now more than three decades in the past, I spent large chunks of my summers at fairs. Dad showed livestock back then, and I was naturally thrust into the show ring. I won my first trophy at age five, the Inkster Cup as I recall. And if I dug around in enough boxes I might still have the little keeper trophy. From that time until I was beyond my teen years I was showing stock. Through the years the list of animals

became rather diverse when I look back, ranging from pigs and beef cattle to sheep, dairy goats, helping a couple of times with a draft horse halter class for someone needing a hand, and even one year catching some of the laying hens to show at Shand Fair. Add in a few grain sheaves in a couple of those years, and I covered a lot of the bases in terms of showing. Back when I was young, though, summer fairs were somewhat different than they are today. An event such as the one in Yorkton this week, and others held across the prairies

these days, are largely an entertainment package now. They are all about midways, stage shows, combine crunches and chuckwagon races. People go to be entertained, and there is nothing wrong with that. Fairs are supposed to be fun. In fact, they have always been about entertaining,

whether it was a hot band like Trooper at a major city fair when they were still topping the charts, or farmer fastball at a one-day fair like Connaught where I was a director by the age of 16. But fairs were also solidly about agriculture a quarter of a century ago. Farmers brought out their

stock and paraded them around a show ring, hoping to get the judge’s nod for the red ribbon. There weren’t big crowds watching, but people did wander through the barns to look at the stock. It was a connection between farmers and urban residents, many of whom I suspect back then were still more closely tied to our shared agrarian past. There was a value in that connection that I think was important. Certainly today farmers are encouraged to make connections with consumers in order to tell their story of producing food in a safe, sustainable way. Fairs

used to be a forum that allowed that dialogue to take place as people casually walked through the barns as part of going to the summer fair. Whether it was Nipawin Fair, Saltcoats, Abernathy, Kelliher, Kelvington, Prince Albert or dozens of others, there was a chance for producers to show off their livestock and talk farming with others. That element of the summer fair is all but gone. Barns in Yorkton, as an example, see very limited use at the summer fair now, which for me is a sad thing. But at least my childhood memories remain.

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Scenes from Veregin shishliki barbecue Continued from Page 1

The line-up started at 11 a.m. as people anticipated the shishliki barbecue.

Sandra Sali and Leo Lucash were moving the long line-ups through in an orderly fashion at the Veregin 74th annual shishliki barbecue.

The crowd was able to enjoy its shishliki meal seated at the picnic tables inside the Veregin rink on June 30.

Amanda Leis and Rhonda S t r e e l a s k y, r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e Kamsack River Valley Archery Club (RVAC), set up a club fundraiser and also provided entertainment for the enjoyment of the youngsters at the 74th annual shishliki barbecue.

RVAC had entertainment in place for the younger crowd at the 74th annual shishliki barbecue on June 30.

Second Annual

Kamsack

POWER HOUSE M U S Open to the Public E U M

will be hosting Outdoor Demonstrations Sunday, July 22nd at the Museum grounds from 1:00 to 5:00 pm • Antique Chainsaw display and demonstration by Kevin Krotenko.

• 1/5th scale Farm Equipment Display by Bernie Brandt. Polka Pals will be present with musical interludes. please come and see the talent of these two gentlemen and support your local Museum.

Hotdogs, Chili, Coffee and Pop will be available from 1:30 p.m. to closing.

Ukrainian Catholic Hall. 10 am - 4 pm Admission $ 5.00 for Adults. Refreshments available throughout the day. Open to one and all. Contact Darlene Brown at 542-7368 or email dnownow@sasktel.net for more information.


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Graduation program held in honour of 20 KCI students The graduation of 20 Grade 12 students of the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute (KCI) was held on June 28. An afternoon program was held in the school’s gymnasium where the graduates were introduced and presented with their diplomas. Scholarships were presented and tributes were made by graduates in recognition of the support they had received in order to achieve their graduation day, and replies were made. The valedictorian address was presented and a

Mark Forsythe, superintendent of GSSD (Good Spirit School Division) delivered special greetings from the minister of education.

guest speaker rounded out the program. Honoured as the 2018 KCI graduates were: Jesse Andrusiak, Elizabeth Ashley, Lemay Bear, Shani Bear, Ronmel John Bonus, Paris Campre, Lionel Cote, Courtney Chutskoff, Brooke Hausermann, Mason Hausermann, Elizabeth Hilderman, Tara Hunter, Tristen Ironeagle, Chloe Irvine, Shaelyn Matwijeczko, Alayia Montana. Treyton Musqua, Vienna Severight, N i c h o l a s To m c h k o a n d Madyson Wozniczka. The emcees for the program were Julianna Raabel and Koryssa Woloshyn who said that they were “honouring a group of young men and young ladies who are celebrating the completion of one chapter of their lives, and turning the page to begin writing the next.” “Today is a day of celebration, a day where we all can look back on the years that have led up to this moment and remember all the triumphs and tribulations that have brought us all to this gathering,” the emcees said. Rebecca Lawless led in the singing of O Canada, and then Tracy Forsythe, the principal, and Ryan Gareau, vice-principal, presented the graduates with their

diplomas. Forsythe welcomed everyone, thanked the graduation committee and congratulated the graduates. “‘It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.’ Graduates you chose this quote as your theme today,” she said, indicating that the author was Marilyn Monroe who had been anything but boring during her short life. “I am not suggesting that you follow in her footsteps, but I do understand your desire to live life to the fullest. No matter how you choose to live, care for others, use your common sense and be safe.” Mark Forsythe, superintendent with the Good Spirit School Division, delivered a message to the graduating class from Gordon Wyant, the minister of education. “Our strong and diverse economy presents many advantages for young people who are starting out and beginning to build a life,” he said. “Whether your future plans include attending postsecondary education, training or entering the workforce, there is no better p[lace to begin than right here in Saskatchewan.” Ryan Gareau, vice-principal, delivered greetings from W. Thomas Molloy,

Tra cy Fo rsy t h e , K C I p r i n c i p a l , d e l i ve re d a message to the graduates on June 28.

Julianna Raabel, left, and Koryssa Woloshyn, both Grade 11 students, were the emcees for the graduation program.

lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan. “KCI is very fortunate to have various community groups and businesses provide financial support for our graduates in the form of scholarships and awards,” said Wendy Shabatoski, teacher. “Some of the scholarships and awards are based on academic achievement and others are based on applications that consider extracurricular and community involvement.” Scholarships totalling $10,000 were awarded to several students. “Graduation is a time of reflection upon the many accomplishments that students have attained. And as each graduate leaves KCI they

sometimes feel it necessary to leave a bit of themselves behind as a friendly reminder to others that they were here,” said the emcees. Mason Hausermann and Tara Hunter were then introduced to read the Class of 2018 Legacy, the “little bit of themselves” for which they wished to be remembered. For graduate Paris Campre it was said “he leaves behind his spot on the blue table at the front door entry to Creedence,” and about Nicholas Tomochko it was said “Nick leaves behind his love of phys ed to anyone who’d rather be physical than sit in a classroom.” Elizabeth Hilderman paid tribute to the Good Spirit

School Division, saying, “When you think of a division, it is often hard to see it as more than a name and a budget, the firm hand of authority that tells us what we can and cannot do, but it is so much more than that. I want to say thank you on behalf of the grads of 2018, you’ve provided us an institution that has nurtured us and allowed us to grow. “Like a mother bird GSSD helped raise us from scrawny little youth to the mature young adults you see before you. And much like the mother bird, it is time for her to push us all out of the nest and hope to God we fly.” Jaimie Johnson, a member Continued on Page 8


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First Nations recognized in graduation program Continued from Page 7 of the board, replied with telling the graduating class that although their mandatory school years were at an end they were just beginning “a new chapter in your life and it’s a chapter where you write your own story. Your graduation is worth celebrating, but it is also a confident new beginning, and surely a memorable milestone on

your journey through life.” Paying tribute to First Nations, Lemay Bear began by saying, “As we take this next step in life, my hope for the graduating class of 2018 is for us to be brave, be kind and for goodness sake, stay fearless. “All throughout my education career, I know I’ve always had something to be proud of, I’ve always had

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the support and determination to be someone great. I also know that each Indigenous graduate up on this stage set a good example for Indigenous people in the neighboring nations. I have learned that each Indigenous individual is a survivor, an overcomer of all they have been. “I would like to acknowledge the honour I have in knowing that my uncle, Jaret Stevenson, has been an inspiration for me to follow my dreams and do my best. He has been involved in the Indigenous community for over 15 years by promoting healthy lifestyles for youth in the community,” she said. Jaret Stevenson replied by saying “I would like to keep it short and simple; we are very proud and honoured to have First Nations students

up here graduating and we are looking forward to your future endeavors. Good luck, good job, be safe and you are all awesome.” Shani Bear paid tribute to the teachers. “Dictionary. com defines a teacher as someone who teaches or instructs, however, our many teachers throughout the years have been so much more than that. Our teachers have also been our friends, counsellors, coaches, and mentors. I am referring to the people that kept school interesting. “The time you spent with us may not have always seemed appreciated, please know that it was and still is. We hope that we make you proud.” Ryan Lambert replied to the tribute. “You are sitting on this stage today because

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Each of the 20 members of the 2018 KCI graduating class entered the gym for the graduation program. Among them was Elizabeth Ashley.

Ryan Gareau (left), vice-principal, and Tracy Forsythe, principal, presented each of the KCI graduates with his or her diploma at the beginning of the graduation program on June 28. Among the graduates was Madyson Lee Wynne Wozniczka. you all had desire, dedication and perseverance. High school presented you with a series of challenges and even though you may have been frustrated, worried or upset, you persevered and conquered. You overcame the odds when they were stacked against you, using the love and support from those around you. “As you prepare for the next part of your journey, no matter what route you take, know that there will be more challenges. These will test your patience and resolve. You will stumble and sometimes fall, but we only learn to pick ourselves up if we fall. Seize upon every opportunity that life provides you and do not settle for second best. All of your teachers, myself included, hope to see you succeed in whatever it is you decide to do. Come back and visit us on your breaks. Often. Our doors are always open and we would love

to see you. Fill us in on the latest gossip, share exciting stories, and stay connected. “Earl Nightingale was an American motivational speaker who was passionate about life. He once said “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy. Think how precious the time you have to spend is, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed, and savoured.” Brooke Hausermann delivered the tribute to parents. “I would like to express how extremely thankful we are for our parents and everything that they have done for us. “We all cannot thank you enough for caring for us even when we are being difficult. Thank you for being patient with us and giving us the guidance we need even in the Continued on Page 9

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Graduates pay tribute to parents Continued from Page 8 moments where we think we know everything and that what you say is wrong. You’re our role models and the people that we can look up to. From day one you have always been there and you have been someone for us to lean on and carry us through the good times and the bad times. “Thank you for all the opportunities you have given us and the unconditional support. You have showed us the love we need to succeed and you never stopped believing in us. Without all of your support we would not be

pursuing our dreams today. “We don’t realize how much time you as parents put in. You devote and dedicate your life to us and always want us to do our best. You show us love even when we may not show it back. All of us graduates can agree that we are extremely grateful for everything you have done for us.” Rudy Hausermann, Brooke’s father, replied to the tribute. The valedictorian is a student with a solid academic average; the student chosen is the one whom the group Continued on Page 10

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Grads encouraged to learn from mistakes Continued from Page 9 feels can best express their sentiments on this day, it was said. In delivering the valedictory address, Chloe Irvine said, “It is a great honour to be here today as the valedictorian for my class. If you don’t know me, my name is Chloe Irvine and I’m a bit of an oddball; which means, I’m not going to give some amazing inspiring speech like, ‘grab life by the horns’ or ‘as I look out among my fellow grads I see doctors, lawyers,’ blah, blah, blah. You get my point. I mean let’s face it, as a grad class we’re all so unique. There is no ‘by the book’ with us, and that’s okay. I just hope that you take some memory from your high school experience. “Whatever you may take I want you to make sure that failure is okay too. The world we’re stepping into is evolving in so many ways, so we’re all bound to fail. That sounds really harsh, but it’s true. “With that in mind, what’s more important than making mistakes, is enjoying them. Life’s too short to be miserable and honestly why would you want to be? I find that we can all learn from kids; and yes I know they’re covered in bacteria and sometimes eat their own snot, but you know what, they have a fun time doing it. “I just want say whether we went to school together since pre-school, or you joined the Spartan community during high school, I’m glad we’re all here on this stage together. Being a unique grad class allows us to see the world in so many ways, which is a skill that we need as we leave high school. Lastly, thank you to our arms, for always being by our sides, our legs, for always

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Among the KCI graduates who received a portion of $10,000 worth of scholarships which were announced during the graduation program on June 28, from left, were: Lemay Bear, Elizabeth Hilderman, RJ Bonus, Nicholas Tomochko and Mason Hausermann with presenter Ryan Lambert (teacher.) supporting us, and our fin- graduating from KCI today gers, because we can always and each of you had a very count on them.” unique path to get here toElizabeth Ashley was day and that is OK. called upon to introduce the “I have to admit that guest speaker. “We, the grad- you were the most chaluating class of 2018, wanted lenging group that I have a speaker that is intelligent, ever taught in my life, but kind, and most of all admired you are by far the class that by not only the students of taught me the most. I am KCI but also the teachers. forever grateful because It is no doubt that Wendy you made me a better per- Ryan Lambert replied to the tribute to Elizabeth Ashley introduced the guest Shabatoski is the perfect can- son and a better teacher. teachers which was made by Shani speaker, Wendy Shabatoski, at the didate to commemorate this “Your group has also Bear. graduation program. special day. Mrs. Shab has a been one to challenge tra- and then made changes to memories of KCI. Be proud At the conclusion of love and passion for history dition. Tonight is a prime meet your needs. of where you came from, the program, the emcees that ultimately lead her to example of that. Every year “It often takes strength be confident and take time reminded the graduates to become the senior history the Grade 12s tell me their to challenge traditions but tonight to say goodbye to return to the school for a teacher here at KCI. grad is going to be differ- you are a group that is ca- each other.” formal photo, graduates “Mrs. Shab is very un- ent. And usually it’s pretty pable of that. Do not ever The emcees said thank and invited guests attend derstanding, passionate, much the same. You reflect- lose that. you to the staff, students, a supper, and then a grand and supportive. She uses ed upon yourself as a group “I hope you have fond parents and community entrance and PowerPoint all of these qualities to who helped in preparation presentation were held benot only excel at teaching ginning at 8 p.m. for this day. the school curriculum, but also at teaching us how to actually survive in the real world. ‘She has shaped us into young adults and will continue to leave a lasting impact on the students of KCI. She is an inspiration and the prime example of a great teacher. Most of all she has made our Jaret Stevenson replied to the tribute to First time at KCI all the more Nations which was made by Lemay Bear, his neice. Brooke Hausermann paid tribute to the parents, rewarding.” and her father, Rudy Hausermann replied. “You are a group that is hard to find a common theme with, you have always been like that and I don’t think that is news too you,” said Shabatoski. “ Yo u a r e 2 0 i n d i v i d u als that just happen to be

Correction The KCI graduates identified on the front cover of last week’s issue of the Kamsack Times should be Vienna Severight in the back row, far right, and Alayia Montana, front, far left.

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KCI hosts National Aboriginal Day celebration

Band teacher Darren Kitsch had a drumming station set up on National Aboriginal Day on June 21 at KCI.

Above, Cecilia Severight performed a women’s traditional dance, wearing a lighter tee dress and breast plate. One of several participation stations set up on June 21 to celebrate National Aboriginal Day at the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute was in the art room.

Robert Severight provided the drumming, singing and narrative for the National Aboriginal Day dance program at KCI on June 21. “Be proud of who you are and where you come from,” he said. Spectators were from both KCI and Victoria School.

Leila Severight, left, wore a red jingle dress; Juanita Cote, a green jingle dress, and Summer Stevenson, right, wore a fancy dance dress on June 21 at KCI when they performed on National Aboriginal Day.

Mike W. Fofonoff As always, we shall be thinking of you on your Birthday & we wanted you to know that we are grateful for all the years we spent together. Some people make a difference just by being in our lives --- just by being who they are. Their unique gifts --- their thoughtfulness, generosity, compassion --- make our lives better & brighter.

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Talon Severight was dressed to perform the men’s traditional d a n c e , re p re s e n t i n g the warriors of the First Nations people, as a protector and provider. Tra d i t i o n a l sy m b o l s worn included the shield with the black bear.

Whether it’s a moment of kindness, an unexpected favor, or even a simple smile, the very real treasure is that, with each act of generosity, these people offer some of themselves to us. Whether they have given their time, their knowledge, or even some of their heart, such extraordinary people, like you Uncle Mike, deserve our sincerest Thank You!!!! Till we meet again Patricia & Rob

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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

Send us your thoughts or concerns for our weekly “Letters to the Editor” section. kamsacktimes@sasktel.net 512 1st St. Box 850 Kamsack, SK, S0A 1S0 PRAYER CORNER ST. JOSAPHAT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Fr. Warren Dungen Cell: (306) 590-7900 Rent Hall: (306) 542-5670 Sundays Kamsack 9 a.m. Norquay 11a.m. For weekday services see website: http://kamsacknorquaydistrict.com ST. STEPHEN’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Franklin Emereuwa Phone: 542-2240 Saturday, July 14 St. Philip’s 5 p.m. St. Stephen’s, Kamsack 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15 St. Michael’s, Madge Lake 9 a.m. St. Joseph’s, Canora 11 a.m. ST. THOMAS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Norquay, Sask. Phone: 548-2042 Box 629, Sturgis, SK Pastor Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I. UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Canora - Kamsack Swan River Fr. Michael Faryna Phone: (306) 563-5153 Friday, July 13 Canora 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15 Hudson Bay 9:30 a.m. HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH Kamsack 306-542-2458 Sunday, July 15 Holy Communiion 11:15 a.m. Rev. Nancy Brunt EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Norquay, Sask. WESTMINSTER MEMORIAL UNITED CHURCH Kamsack Church: 542-2600 Rev. Kevin Sprong Sunday Services 10 a.m. PARKLAND EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH Carment and Decorby Office: 542-4140 Pastor Stephen Ruten Phone: 542-3948 Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service 11a.m. Tuesday Youth 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Time 7 p.m.

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Leko’s Conservation Corner Wildlife in Saskatchewan often give birth to their young in May and June. We want to remind everyone to view these animals from a distance and not interact with them. Resist the urge to pick them up just because you think that they are abandoned or lost. Many wildlife species will hide their young so they are not easy prey for predators. Rest assured the mother knows where they are and will return in most cases. Fawns are probably the most interfered with animal because the doe can leave the fawn unattended for up to eight hours. This minimizes the scent of the doe on the fawn, which attracts predators like coyotes. Rarely is taking a wild animal out of the wild a good idea, and in many cases does not end well for the young animal. There are many reasons CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

why you should leave them alone. Firstly, you can’t be sure that it is abandoned. Second, you don’t have the training or facilities required to properly raise a young wild animal. Finally, animals can carry disease and parasites that are transferable to humans. Some of these include: rabies, E. coli, tularemia, and many others. The Captive Wildlife Regulations make it an offence to possess and release any of these animals, such as deer, without a valid permit. These permits are only given to trained professionals who have the facilities and education required to properly care for wildlife and eventually release them back into the wild. As a conservation officer, I have seized fawns from people that have been feeding them homogenized milk, grass, oats and a CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MOTIVATED FARM EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required near Kamsack, SK for swathing, combining, fall tillage. Successful candidates may need to work long hours and weekends, but will be offered a competitive wage. Email resume to bcgeerts@execulink.com or call 306-590-8537.

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LINDSEY LEKO variety of cereals that my kids would not even eat. Often by the time I arrive, the fawn is dehydrated and malnourished. I have also been called to remove a deer in November after people have raised it since it was small. As I pull into the driveway, it comes running up to my truck, along with the dog, and with flagging tape around its little antlers. See, now it is not so cute. It was starting to do damage to the yard due to its size, and getting a bit aggressive because it is experiencing a new sensation called the rut. During the rut, male deer can get very dangerous as they are focused on displaying and competing for mates. With all species of wildlife, the best thing to do is leave them alone. The mother will eventually return for it, but may not if you are hanging around the area. If you see a fawn, there

are some things to consider before you intervene. When I look at a fawn (from a distance) I take note of whether it is vocal, whether it is covered with flies, whether it is wet (which means it may have been there overnight), or if it is injured. The only time that it may be okay to remove a fawn from its mother is when you can clearly see that the mother is dead. Even then, the best thing to do would be to note the fawn’s location and call your local conservation officer or use the TIP line at 1-800-6677561. The conservation officer will determine the best course of action. When we arrive, people sometimes say “Well you’re just going to kill it now.” This is far from the truth. If the animal looks sick, I will take it to my local vet who will provide me with some guidance and we will make a decision together. Other than that, I will make arrangements to get the animal to a qualified animal rehabilitator. We get many calls on birds. A naked bird or a bird with minimal feathers may have been blown out of its nest. If this is the case, pick the bird up and place it back into the nest. Your scent will not make its mother abandon it. Fledglings are birds with feathers that are just learning to fly. It’s not like a

cartoon, where they hop out of the nest and start flying before they hit the ground. They spend as many as five days on the ground hopping around from shrub to shrub. The parents will be in view most of the time. Now I know that my column will not make people ignore any animal in need. Saskatchewan residents and animal lovers are not built that way, so I know that many of you will intervene regardless of my advice. If you are going to do so, a very good source of information is the Saskatchewan Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. They have a very good group of trained people who can assist you with most species of wildlife that you may encounter. They can be reached on their hotline at 1-306-242-7177. Here are some conservation questions that have come up recently. Q: I shot a nice mule deer scoring 197 about six years ago and I want to sell the shoulder mount. The problem is that I do not have the licence. Can I still sell it? To o b t a i n a S a l e o f Wildlife permit to sell any big game animal with the antlers intact, you will need to prove to the officer that they were lawfully harvested. The only way of doing this is with a valid licence. In a situation like this, a permit would not be issued

unless the antlers were separated from the skull just above or below the burr. Q: Is it true that it is now an offence to transport your boat on a highway with the drain plug in the hull? Ye s , t h i s i s n o w an offence under the Saskatchewan Fisheries Regulations. The purpose of this new legislation is to prevent the movement of any aquatic invasive species. A dry boat is the first step to this goal. Q: Can I fish in a stocked trout pond when the season is closed? Yes, angling in stocked trout ponds in Saskatchewan is legal because we do not need to worry about protecting the spawn period as these fish are stocked annually. All you require is your new 2018 Angling licence, as the 2017 angling season is now closed. Until next week…keep your boat cleaned, drained and dry. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Ministry of Environment conservation officer Lindsey Leko has spent more than 26 years as a conservation officer in Saskatchewan. For many years, Officer Leko contributed a column to local papers on a variety of issues related to hunting, fishing, and other resourcerelated issues. If you have questions, please contact lindsey.leko@gov.sk.ca.)

HELP WANTED Regulations passed allowing for ticketing of cannabis offences

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The Government of Saskatchewan has amended regulations to allow for the ticketing of num e r o u s o ff e n c e s u n d e r The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act. Ticket amounts will range from $200 up to a maximum of $2,250 depending CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPPORTUNITY Kamsack Housing Authority is accepting applications for the position of janitor. This contracted position is permanent part-time with flexible hours. Duties include: General Cleaning, Washing Windows, Dusting, Vacuuming, Etc. This position reports directly to the Kamsack Housing Board and Manager. Interested applicants may direct any questions to Holly Hudye, Kamsack Housing Authority Manager at 306-594-7990 or 306-542-2383 Applications must be made in writing and addressed to: KAMSACK HOUSING AUTHORITY Box 1297 • Kamsack, Sask. S0A 1S0 Attention: Holly Hudye Application deadline is July 20th, 2018 at 5 p.m.

on the offence. Passing of these regulations is another step toward the legalization of cannabis in Canada, said a release from the ministry of justice. Offences subject to ticketing will include: • A $200 ticket for possessing or distributing more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place • A $200 ticket for consuming cannabis in a public place • A $1,000 ticket for consuming cannabis at school, on school grounds or at a child care facility • A $300 ticket if a minor is caught purchasing, possessing, consuming, or selling cannabis • A $750 ticket for

anyone caught selling or giving cannabis to a minor • A $2,250 ticket if a permittee or employee of a retail cannabis location fails to demand proof of age and/or if a permittee sells or distributes cannabis to a minor • A $300 ticket for possessing, consuming or distributing cannabis in a vehicle, which will not apply if someone is transporting cannabis from a legal point of purchase to a legal point of consumption • A $200 ticket for possessing or consuming cannabis in a campground when a cannabis prohibition is in effect These new regulations that apply to cannabis are similar to current rules regarding

alcohol. The ticketing rules for cannabis under The Summary Offences Procedure (Miscellaneous) Amendment Regulations, 2018, will not come into force until The Cannabis Control (Saskatchewan) Act is proclaimed this fall. These regulations follow the release earlier this year of the Saskatchewan Cannabis Framework, which outlines a plan for the legal and responsible distribution, sale and use of cannabis in the province, the release said. The federal government has indicated cannabis will be legal in Canada on October 17. Until that time, current laws and rules apply and cannabis for recreational purposes remains illegal.

Kamsack Power House Museum Draw winners At the season opening of the Kamsack Power House Museum on May 20, Joyce MacLean was the winner of the 50/50 draw. The door prizes of flowering, potted begonias were won by Brent Toporowski, Jean Bobyk, Vern Bowes, Vicki Clifton and Mike Whitehawk.


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Kamsack swimming pool gets tent and tot dock

Darren Kitsch, (a manager), with help from his son Kennan, was assembling the new tot dock to be placed in the swimming pool.

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The Kamsack Swimming Pool was open for the season on June 25. Members of the staff, from left, are: Maison Davis, Allison Thomsen, Sheri Nikiforoff (a manager), James-Ross Tourangeau and Alex Cottenie.

Sitting under the newly-purchased tent at the Kamsack swimming pool were the swimming instructors and their trainees. From left, were: (back) Kate Erhardt, Nicholas Bielecki, Alex Cottenie (course instructor), Shae McCusker (instructor) Kyle Kitsch and Jager Eisner, and (front) Levi Erhardt, Josh Hilton and Davis Culham.

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