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Last Mountain Serving The Last Mountain Area Since 1908

Volume 103, No 19

Macombers attend snowplane meet

Publishers Lance and Vicki Cornwell Box 340, Nokomis, SK. S0G 3R0 Single copy price: $1.00

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Funding for Duval Homecoming Festival The federal government has committed $3,400 in funding for this coming July’s Duval Homecoming, celebrating the local history of Duval. In making the announcement, local MP Tom Lukiwski said: “I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes the importance of these celebrations. The 100th anniversary of Duval is a chance to celebrate everything that makes small town Saskatchewan great.” The Duval Homecoming Committee is organizing the Duval Homecoming events, which will take place from July 2 - 4, 2010. The federal funding is from

On March 14, four generations of Macombers attended the Snowplane Meet at Ralph Moore’s farm southwest of Watrous. The snowplane pictured above was built by Wes in 1949 and was one of the 10 planes that the men enjoyed watching as they glided across the snow that day. Pictured in front of the snowplane (left to right) are: Kevin Macomber, Lawson Macomber, Terry Macomber and Wes Macomber. Submitted by Lisa Macomber.

the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program announced in September 2007.

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See the Last Mountain Times ‘Salute to Agriculture’ Section B.

PCS Lanigan pleads guilty Bulyea Elementary School Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PCS) pled guilty to one charge under The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and was fined a total of $420,000 as a result of the death of Robert Tkach, who died while working at the Lanigan Potash Mine. PCS pled guilty to contravening section 3(a) of the Act for failure to ensure the health,

safety and welfare at work of all of the employer’s workers. Total fines include $300,000, the maximum penalty allowable under OHS legislation, and a maximum victim fine surcharge of $120,000. This is only the second time the maximum penalty under occupational health and safety legislation has been applied in Saskatchewan.

These charges were the result of the investigation by Occupational Health Officers into Tkach’s death at the mine. OHS conducts approximately 4,000 workplace inspections annually and provides training to more than 4,000 employer and worker representatives each year on their safety responsibilities.

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PCS Lanigan Mine

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On Wednesday, March 3 the Bulyea Elementary School students, teachers and parent drivers travelled to Mission Ridge at Fort Qu’Appelle for their annual ski trip. Pictured above are a few of the students enjoying the view from the chair lift on their way up the hill. The weather co-operated all day and everyone had a great time. See page 9 for story and more photos. Photo submitted by Corri Gorrill.



Earl Grey Dinner Theatre presents Real Close to Broadway

Bitsy discusses this year’s entries into the 8th Annual Midville Theatre Festival Competition.

On March 12 and 13, the Earl Grey Drama Club performed Real Close to Broadway at their annual dinner theatre. The cast of the play included: (back row, left to right) Kelly Butz as Big Earl, Harley Herman as Martin Mishke, Garth Foster as Jonathon Cranler, Kathy Brewster as Mayor Fabiosky, Ivy Kiel as prompter and backstage voices; (front row, left to right) Sharon Hauser as Bitsy Bannister, Denise Krochak as Juleelee Fabiosky, Donna Rumpel as director, costumes and lighting, Kathy Mohr as Lillie Carlsson and Donna Hornung as Millie Carlsson. The annual Earl Grey Dinner Theatre, held on March 12 and 13, was another huge success; and the Earl Grey Drama Club had the audiences rolling with laughter throughout their performances of Real Close to Broadway, under the direction of Donna Rumpel. Midville Community Theatre desperately needs to find a ‘diamond in the rough’ play from the entries to its 8th Annual Playwriting Festival Competition. Bitsy Bannister (Sharon Hauser) heads the committee, which will read all the plays and pick three to participate in the festival. The two elderly, flirty Carlson sisters (Donna Hornung and Kathy Mohr) are warned not to vote with their ‘libidos’ again this year; but that doesn’t stop them (and their hot tub) from hosting tough playwright Jonathan Cranler (Garth Foster) from New York city when he arrives

for the competition. The Mayor (Kathy Brewster) and Big Earl Waters (Kelly Butz) hatch a plot to have a play written by the famous playwright Neil Simon and entered under the pseudonym Nelson Simmons, win the competition and put Midville back on the map. Martin Mishkie (Harley Herman), a nerdy playwright from Madison, Wisconsin, also arrives for the competition and becomes enthralled with Julelee Fabiosky (Denise Krochak), the Mayor’s daughter and Grand Dame Actress of Midville. In her determination to get to Broadway, Julelee gets the writers mixed up and chaos ensues as she plays the leading role in all three plays; her mother gets the voting rules changed, then can’t figure out which play needs to win to get her daughter to Broadway; and Big Earl is caught in the

middle running around ‘fixing the votes’. The theatre can’t afford any expenses and has to make do with what is on hand from prior shows – so Julelee plays the part of a young girl living with aging grandparents dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz; the part of a modern day dying matriarch dressed as a Victorian princess; and the part of attorney LexiAnne Lucious dressed as Annie. The costume changes of the two flirty old sisters, from colorful flowery blouses and slacks, to housedresses, to sequined skirts, to muumuus, to sarongs covering their bathing suits, adds to the hilarity and to Johnnie’s interest in ‘keeping in touch’. This community dinner theatre is an annual fundraiser for the community hall, the skating and curling

Juleelee plays the dying matriarch in Martin Mishke’s play Mother’s Last Wish.

rink and the volunteer firefighters. Another job well done! - submitted by Donna Rumpel

Playright Martin Miske is startled by Bitsy at the Airport. It is the first time he has been out of Wisconsin!

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Photos submitted by Jonathan is enjoying his time spent with the Carlsson sisters and their hot tub!

The Carlsson sisters pick up Jonathon Cranler-playwright who will be staying with them for the weekend.

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Bulyea Rustlers Ladies Diamond Night (Back to the 80s), Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Happy Hour – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Supper – 7:00 p.m. Entertainment to follow. Prizes available for best dressed individual and group. Tickets $30.00 each. For tickets contact Colin McLeod at 7252097. 18-19c Something missing from the community news column? Please contact us at the Last Mountain Times directly at the above number, or contact us at: 528-2020,, by fax at 528-2090, or by mail at Box 340, Nokomis. S0G 3R0. Be sure to include your contact information so we can clarify facts if necessary.

The cost of healthy eating in Saskatchewan This month Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan will release their third report on the Cost of Healthy Eating in Saskatchewan 2009: Impact on Food Security. The report provides agencies and decision makers with useful evidence to guide programs and policies. It helps individuals and families figure out what a healthy diet costs. It also describes what happens when they can’t access a healthy diet. The report offers many ideas and links to programs and resources to help communities build food security for all its residents. Most people know that eating a nutritious diet is important for health. The cost of healthy food can make it more difficult for some people to choose these foods. Research with young families in Regina in 2003 found that food costs are an important influence on food purchases. Foods perceived to be more expensive, like fruit, vegetables, meat and milk are bought less often. Vulnerable families may sacrifice quality of food for quantity. In 2009, it cost a family of four, with two adults ages 31-50 and two children ages 4-18, $887.75 a month. That is about $205 a week. The cost for families in northern parts of Saskatchewan was $252.27 a week. To help estimate how much it costs to feed your household healthy meals for a week or a month, a food cost calculator is included with the report. The costs do not include convenience foods, restaurant meals and non-food items. They also do not account for the cost of travel to and from the grocery store. Transportation can be a big barrier for those living in rural communities and under-serviced areas in large centers. Some residents may only have access to groceries at the local convenience store. Others may not have the time, knowledge or skills to prepare the foods they purchase. In addition, they may have a problem with safe storage of food. In 2004, the Canadian Community Health Survey found that at least eight per cent of Saskatchewan residents did not have access to safe and nutritious food. Among them were households with young children, single parents, those who did not own their own dwelling and those in the lowest or lower income groups and those on social assistance. A lack of healthy eating can lead to increases in the rate of chronic illness and poor health outcomes for pregnant women and infants. This in turn results in higher health care costs. March is Nutrition Month. Dietitians and Nutritionists across Canada encourage all people to work towards access to safe and nutritious food for all Canadians. The food costing report offers many ideas for getting involved and building a brighter future. Once released, you will be able to find the report at or contact your local Public Health Nutritionist. Take time to read the report and share it with people and organizations in your community. For more information, please call Public Health Services at (306) 655-4630. Written by: Terry Ann Keenan and Josh Marko Keenan is a public health nutritionist with the Health Promotion Department, Saskatoon Health Region – Public Health Services. Marko is an epidemiologist with the Public Health Observatory, Saskatoon Health Region – Public Health Services.


By Gwen Randall-Young


Psychology for Living

Do you know your inner child? The inner child is that part of us which came to this world with wide-eyed wonder. In its natural state, it is free and open, playful and curious. In a nurturing, caring and relaxed atmosphere, inner child retains many of those qualities. But when there is anger, criticism, stress and anxiety, the inner child withdraws and becomes more serious, insecure and anxious. As children, often we received messages from others that the way we were was not okay. We were often indirectly taught that we should project an image that was somehow ‘better’ or more polished than we really were. We may have been told not

Do you know your inner child? to say certain things, or to act in certain ways. As a dinner guest we should not say “I don’t really like this dish”, nor should we recoil from unwanted kisses from relatives we might not have known too well. And then when we went to school, we were taught that we must strive to be ‘like everyone else’ or even better. In this long process of conditioning, the free and playful inner child became suppressed and confined. If we were successful in our efforts to conform, there was confirmation and reward from the outside world in the form of good marks, approval and acceptance. This seemed to justify the sacrifice of the inner child. But only for a time. For if we have shut down that inner child, sooner or later we may begin to notice some telltale signs that this is not okay. Perhaps there is stress in work or family relationships. Physical signs might include headaches, tension, over or under eating, depression or other stress or anxiety disorders. If the sense is growing that our lives are not the way we would like them to be, or if we’re not

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having fun or enjoying loving relationships, then it’s time to begin the process of freeing the inner child. The first step is to listen to your inner voice when it tells you that some situation or relationship does not feel good. This probably means that you do not feel free to be yourself or to express how you really feel. Nurturing the inner child means not making it do things it does not want to do. It means not criticizing or judging your true nature. It means allowing time for play, relaxation and joy. Freeing the inner child means not taking life so seriously, not caring what anyone else thinks of you being silly if you want. It means trying new things without worrying if you’ll be good at it or not. It also means protecting that inner child from the judgements and expectations of others. We must each become advocates for those inner children. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist based out of Alberta.

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Do you like what you see? (based on Isaiah 55:1-9) A couple of weeks ago I preached about a Ministry of Supervision course that I attended at Calling Lakes Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle. In my sermon I explained that during my study leave I did a lot of reflection on myself. I looked at my personality type, my learning style and even how I deal with conflict. After the worship service, I was enjoying my potluck lunch and someone asked me, “When you do all that self-reflection, do you like what you see?” At the time, I was a surprised by the question and didn’t really answer it; I think we just laughed. An honest answer to that question would be mixed. When I take a close look at myself, there are things that I feel good about, there are things which I think are OK, and there are things that I don’t like at all. Of course, my thoughts and feelings tend to focus on the things that I don’t like, the things I would like to change, and change is hard work. That’s probably why I usually avoid

self-reflection. But the season of Lent is all about self-reflection. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and goes right up to Easter Sunday. It is the time of the year when we take a look at ourselves and think about the things we need to let go of. We would all be better off if we weren’t carrying around things like: jealousy, fear, greed or anger. The first step in letting them go is doing the self-reflection that is required in order to acknowledge their existence. The second step is turning to God for help. Isaiah tells us that we are to return to God “for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7c). God’s ability to forgive and thus to heal is beyond our comprehension. All we have to do is turn to God and God’s love and forgiveness will be there. And it’s free. We don’t have to do anything to earn it; we don’t have to pay anything to buy it. Isaiah compared God’s amazing grace to the water that gives us life and he wrote, “Come buy

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Semans News Beth Anderson 524-4914 Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Semans Co-op! Did we miss reporting on an activity, event or function? Our volunteer community correspondents can’t be everywhere, so we also look for contributions from other community members as well. Please contact us at the Last Mountain Times directly at the above number, or contact us at: 725-3030, 528-2020,, by fax at 5282090, or by mail at Box 340, Nokomis. S0G 3R0. Be sure to include your contact information so we can clarify facts if necessary.

MANN Lindsay and Mandy Mann of Semans are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter Taylor Jean, born Thursday, January 28, 2010 weighing 9 lbs. 3 ozs. and 20-3/4 inches long. Thrilled big sister is Emma. Proud grandparents are Bill and Ardelle Stelwagen and Bill and Carol Mann, all of Semans.


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by Kevin Hursh The BSE nightmare continues for cattle producers It has been nearly seven years since the outbreak of BSE (mad cow disease) turned the Canadian cattle industry upside down. Incredibly, the fallout from BSE continues to permeate every aspect of the business. It hasn’t received a great deal of media attention, but class action lawsuits against the federal government continue to inch their way through the legal system. Actions in Alberta and Saskatchewan have been joined to an Ontario action. In April, lawyers will ask for a final merger between the Ontario and Quebec actions. If that is allowed, approximately 135,000 Canadian cattle producers will take on Ottawa, claiming that the federal government caused the BSE crisis and large subsequent losses by failing to deal properly with imported British cattle, which are believed to be the source of the Canadian outbreak. All cattle producers operating back in May 2003 are part of the class action unless they specifically choose to opt out. The legal action is well-funded because the feed company Ridley Inc. settled out of court. While Ridley did not admit any liability, the company paid $6 million, which is being used to cover legal expenses. A large number of cattle producers are expected to attend an information session on the class action scheduled for March 31 in Red Deer. Further information, including a large number of the legal documents, can be found at Although new discoveries of BSE in Canada have slowed to a trickle, the 17th case was discovered in an Alberta cow on February 25. Over the years, each new case of BSE has be-

come less and less newsworthy, but this case received more than its share of attention. Unbeknownst to most observers, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has gone to monthly reporting for animal diseases. The new case of BSE was buried deeply in the CFIA website and the only information posted is that the cow was from Alberta and 72 months of age. The news didn’t come to light for a couple weeks. The change in the reporting procedure has the appearance of trying to manipulate news coverage. That may not be the intent, but appearances are important. While there are no health concerns and the animal didn’t enter the food chain, the case does have significance, because it’s another animal born well after the 1997 ruminant-toruminant feed ban. The case will further delay Canada’s chance of moving from ‘controlled risk’ to ‘negligible risk’ status for BSE. That isn’t helpful as Canada continues working to pry open markets that were slammed shut back in 2003. Australia recently announced that it would lift its ban on imports of beef from countries with controlled risk status for BSE. After public backlash, it has backtracked on the issue. Because we’re trying to be squeaky clean and extra careful, Canada has much more onerous rules for removing and disposing of Specified Risk Materials (SRM) – the tissues such as the brain and spinal cord that would be most likely to harbor BSE prions. For animals over 30 months of age, it’s estimated that Canadian packing plants face a cost of $32 per animal above those of competing plants in the U.S. In the recent federal budget, $25 million was allocated to help with the cost of collecting and disposing of SRM. Not all the problems in the cattle industry can be blamed on BSE. The escalating value of the Canadian dollar, American bio-fuels policy and the American imposition of country-of-origin labeling are other big factors. But, the long shadow of BSE is still evident nearly seven years after the nightmare began. All this, even though the Canadian outbreak has not affected the health of a single person. Kevin Hursh is a consulting agrologist and farmer based in Saskatoon. He can be reached at Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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This pair of Canada Geese look like the couple who arrived early or late for the party: everyone else has either been delayed, or already left! It doesn’t seem too long ago that we were watching the hundreds of thousands of geese fly south, and now they’re back for another spring and summer season. Some ‘early birds’ leave their southern wintering grounds as early as late January and early February in order to get back north and claim the best nesting areas. This couple obviously arrived a bit early and were somewhat bewildered by the ‘cool’ reception they received in the snow-covered stubble field along Highway 15 just east of Highway 20. They shouldn’t be too disappointed, though, as temperatures are expected to remain quite mild for the remainder Photo taken by Lance Cornwell. of March.

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last week between the provincial government and Saskatchewan’s eleven Area Transportation Planning Committees (ATPCs). The new agreement solidifies a collaborative working relationship that has resulted in the development of new policy initiatives and a strategic, long-term planning approach to provincial and municipal investments in the transportation system. “This MOU confirms our commitment to involving ATPCs in the decisions that guide our transportation infrastructure and the strategy behind it,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. “The province is committed to working with the groups set up under the previous administration, and in the case of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, this commitment continues to reinforce the goal of taking the politics out of road building.” “We are pleased to see the provincial government formally recognize the important role of Area Transportation Planning Committees in providing a local perspective to provincial transportation planning,” ATPC Chairperson’s Committee Chair Richard Porter said. ATPC representatives are members of both the Rural Highway Advisory Committee and the Northern Transporta-





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Drake News Phone 528-2020 The report on Habitat for Humanity by Donna Torwalt of Jansen was impressive and rewarding. It is a neat way to help others in Canada and in another country. About half of the young people on the Lanigan CHS honour roll are from places other than Lanigan. The SaskPower truck was in Drake to repair a few street lights. Lloyd and Anne Bartel were in Drake one day and had coffee in the Happy Shopper. I suppose they were checking things at the farm.

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On March 4, the Eston Ramblers landed in Drake to play the Drake Canucks. Evan Folden scored at 18:41 of the last period to win 4 – 3. Eston was ahead 3 – 2 in the second period. Taylor Watt assisted by Evan Folden and Nick Kalnicki tied the game at 15:47 of the third period. Jordon Schindel was penalized at 19:53 of the third period, but Drake survived the onslaught of shots on goal in the last seconds. Evan Folden had the first and last goal assisted by Taylor Watt and Jordon Schindel (2), Taylor Watt scored twice assisted by Jordon Schindel, Evan Folden (2) and Nick Kalnicki. Now we are Redvers bound. That young lady continues to pass out $2 coupons to children under 13 years of age to be cashed in the Sportsplex kitchen. Anne Boehr and Doris Regier, both of Watrous, and Florence Boechler from the villa, were Sunday guests of Margaret Bartel. It was good to see Koe of Albert win the brier. Thoughts and prayers for Jake and Ruth Sawatzky, Wilma Rosenberger, Dustin Bartel, Frieda Friesen and Kate and Hank Bartel. Agnes Ewert was in Laird, SK, for a week celebrating her 103rd birthday with relatives and friends. I trust everyone is enjoying some of the lovely spring weather we have experienced for the last few weeks.

porting students for the annual ski trip and fundraising the many projects. Cori Bartel visited the school Wednesday and showed everyone her silver medal. Jordon Braun won a teddy bear by selling chocolates and turning the money in on time. Mrs. McBurney reports the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 children enjoyed weekly school skating where family members tied skates. They have been working on letter names and sounds. In math time, Kindergarten children work on numbers six to 10. Grade 1 have been learning measurements and math vocabulary and a variety of strategies to add numbers in Grade 2. They have been watching TV on pioneer families and made and ate bannock. They are also learning about body systems in health. On day six they are preparing a drama. Mrs. Lone’s class of Grade 3 and 4 are enjoying the warm outdoor weather. In English Language Arts the class is working on a novel. They are also finishing a math unit. Next are fractions. Reports cards are followed by the Easter break starting April 2. Mrs. de Gooijer’s Grade 5 and 6 classes continue to write narrative stories. The class has also paired up with Beechy school students and have become pen pals. The boys and girls are also working on decimals and measuring in math and are also conducting experiments in science. The group also had a great time on the ski trip to Wapiti. The seven and eight students in Mr. Willems class work on a poetry unit and a unit on the Pythagorean Theorem and then will move on to a unit on graphing and representing data. Grade 7 started a unit on circles chosen by the Horizon School Division. Badminton playoffs are scheduled for April 26 and 27 after the practices and renova-

Drake Elementary School news A letter of thanks was received from the Terry Fox Foundation for the generous donation from Drake School. It speaks of the strength of working together in the Drake School community. Big hearted support is shown in people coming to read with students. Great support shown in organizing the winter carnival, parents trans-




Phone 528-2020 tions in the gym/community centre are completed. On March 18 and 19, Mr. Willems attended the Saskatchewan Middle Years Convention. One of the sessions was an introduction to a Real Game, an online resource for career development. He plans to use these resources in health and career guidance classes. The winter carnival was March 15 and it was a nice day with some snow still around. The Drake students made a monster card for teachers appreciation week. The teachers were also treated to lunch by the school community council, a fruit tray from Horizon School Division and numerous treats from the community of Drake. In Monday’s assembly, Terrell Friesen, Kelsey and Tobia Friesen started the day with a chicken dance. On March 17, Cori Bartel visited Mr. Willems classroom at the Drake school. The following people were welcomed at the annual meeting of the school community council: Stacey Weiss – chairperson; Duane Neufeld – vice-chair; Tina Peyton – secretary; Sherry Schickerowski – treasurer; Amy Ewert, Lisa Morningstar, Karen Wyton and Paula Schmidt – food committee; Sherry Schickerowski and Stacey Weiss – school community council literacy/school goal contact; Paula Schmidt – care person; Amy Ewert – protocol binder and Duane Neufeld – first class contact. Dorothy Wolter

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High flying loonie looking likely In what’s becoming a familiar refrain among economists, CIBC World Markets Inc. says the loonie could fly above par with the greenback this year. Among perhaps the most bullish forecasts to be released yet, the CIBC expects the Canadian dollar to push past parity as early as July, following an expected interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada (BoC). According to the CIBC’s currency forecast, the loonie will hit $1.02 versus the U.S. dollar by September before slipping back to 97 cents by year end. The Canadian dollar has gained several cents in the recent weeks as the market began to firm up expectations of an interest rate hike in July,

noted CIBC Chief Economist Avery Shenfeld. “If as we expect, the Bank is out in front of the U.S. Federal Reserve by a couple of quarters, a higher Canadian dollar will help tighten monetary conditions. It’s easy to see the Canadian dollar running a few cents through parity after the first hike,” he said. The CIBC noted at a recent policy meeting the BoC did not extend its commitment not to raise rates. This puts the BoC between a rock and a hard place, analyst Zafar Bhatti wrote in the CIBC’s

latest Global Positioning Strategy report. “If they signal rates are going to rise, the Canadian dollar will make a run for parity or stronger. The damage to exporters in this scenario could seriously hinder Canada’s economic recovery. However, if they hesitate on the interest rate front, the BoC will appear soft on inflation which also could be damaging to the long term health of the economy,” Bhatti noted. Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association


On March 12, Marg Herr was in Lanigan to watch her grandson Cody play hockey. The Lanigan Black Novice team played the Humboldt team. On March 13, Marg Herr was in Lanigan to watch the Lanigan Skating Club present ‘The Olympics’. Marg’s granddaughter Tayler Herr took part. At 5:00 p.m., Marg went next door to the Lanigan Town Hall for a party held in

honour of Cori Bartel of the Silver Medal Women’s Olympic Curling team. Everyone enjoyed beef on a bun with all the trimmings. Marg took pictures of the medal. Marg said it was “an excellent evening, well done!” Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Nokomis Pharmacy, or the Last Mountain Times office!

Haliburton Community Club Snowmobile Poker Derby a success On Sunday, February 28, the Haliburton Community Club hosted their annual Snowmobile Poker Derby. The day was mild, the snow conditions good, and the enthusiasm excellent. The 60 riders negotiated the rally route from Haliburton Hall to Edwards Farm Co., Nokomis Hotel, Lockwood Hall and then back to Haliburton for food, refreshments, fun and conversation. Terry and Peggy Lynch and David Robson presided over the awarding of the prize money and door prize draws. A total of 1,289 hands were sold. The high, low and mystery hand winners were named. Shirley Birtles and Mardelle Robson were intently follow-

ing the Olympic Gold Medal hockey game between Canada and the United States on Shirley’s little radio and following the overtime Crosby goal and shouts of victory, everyone in Haliburton Hall rose to their feet and proudly joined in the singing of O Canada. It was a heartwarming Haliburton moment. The businesses in the surrounding communities were very generous in donating excellent prizes for the event and each rider left the hall with at least one reminder of a fun filled afternoon. The Haliburton community is very grateful to all who supported our rally, and with the proceeds, can complete the hall roofing project.

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Silton / Sask Beach / Kannata Valley News Phone Mae Clarke • 729-3014 Silton United Church will have church service the first Sunday of the month beginning April 4 at 1:00 p.m., as well as May, June and July. 19-20p Saskatchewan Senior 55 Plus Games are underway. Silton is hosting Kaiser on Thursday, April 15. Register by April 9 to Elaine Ritter at 306-731-2778. 19c The Bulyea Seniors Bonspiel was a hoot with seven rinks entered: Strasbourg, Govan, Nokomis, and as always, several rinks from the regular curlers. The two day event was enjoyed by all with a lunch at the rink on Thursday, March 11, of homemade stew and buns and a variety of different cakes. The bonspiel was won by the Roy Grozell rink defeating the Doug Hunter rink from Strasbourg. It was great to have Strasbourg, Govan and Nokomis rinks who came and enjoyed the two day spiel with us. The Garry Nordal rink, of Garry, Gary and Joanne Grant and Kathy Cooper, were the 2010 winners of the Centennial curling, defeating the Larry Uhl rink of Larry, Bob Sikma, Dick Clarke and Rob Cooper. A great job curlers, another good year! This week the Bulyea Rink is hosting a Garage Sale Spiel for those interested in finishing off the curling season with a little more ice time and social activity. This is always a fun event with garage sale items as prizes. Everyone brings an item

wrapped in newspaper for the prize table. We have an evening of fun curling, lunch and then we draw a number for the order in which we pick a prize. This is the excitement of the bonspiel, picking something wrapped in newspaper and not knowing what you might end up with. Lots of laughs and a great way to end the season. The community sends get well wishes to Ron Anderson, of Silton, who is in the General Hospital and Bill Ponsford, also of Silton, who is in the Pasqua Hospital. These men were involved in a serious vehicle accident at the top of the Valeport hill. It appears a motorhome attempted to turn into a driveway, directly in the path of the oncoming truck. Fay Willcox had a great vacation visiting her son Steve at Hundred Mile House in BC. The snow had all disappeared and it was ‘sweater weather.’ They played many games of bridge and enjoyed some great food. Fay then ventured to Adrossan, AB, and stayed with Bill and Barb. Bill contracts electrical work in the oil fields in Iraq and he had just returned home which was a very pleasant surprise for Fay. He really appreciates his home and Canada. Iraq is very dangerous but it was a great experience for him. Fay returned home to visit with her great grandson Tyrell, Rebecca and Carson’s son. Bill Derby and Susanne just recently visited their daughter Victoria in Salmon Arm, BC. - Mae Clarke

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Crop rotation reduces problems Growing your own vegetables can be an extremely satisfying endeavor. Nothing beats digging for those first new potatoes or brushing off the soil and eating a freshly pulled carrot in the garden. But an infestation of Colorado potato beetles or cut worms can make the experience less satisfying, more stressful and the outcome less bountiful. Many of these problems can be reduced through the use of rotation. Crop rotation is a planting schedule in which different vegetables are planted in different parts of the vegetable garden each year. The rule of thumb: “Don’t plant the same veggies in the same spot every year.” Rotating vegetables has two major benefits: less depletion of soil nutrients and reduced pest and disease problems. Vegetables differ in their nutrient or fertilizer requirements. Corn and members of the cabbage family (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts) require a great deal of nitrogen. If they are planted in the same area of the garden year after year, they soon use up soil nitrogen. By grouping together vegetables with similar nutritional needs, and planting them in a different area of the garden each year, less depletion occurs. Plants also differ in the extent and distribution of their root systems. Some are shallowly rooted (lettuce and radishes), while others (potatoes, tomatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips, and beets) are deeper rooted. Those with shallow roots absorb nutrients from the soil’s upper layer; those with more extensive root systems absorb minerals from lower depths. These types of plants should also be rotated. If some vegetables are ‘depleters’ and use a lot of minerals, others are ‘replenishers’. Peas and beans are members of the legume family. Due to a unique relationship with certain soil bacteria called Rhizobium, legumes are able to ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air, utilize it for their own growth, and still produce some in excess for the crops to follow. The second major advantage of crop rotation is that it discourages the build-up of pest populations. Vegetables in the same family are generally infested by the same insects and infected by the same diseases, and therefore rotated by family. Among these groupings are: • Cabbage family: cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, radish • Legumes: peas, beans • Vine crops: squash, pumpkin, cucumber, cantaloupe, watermelon • Corn • Onion family: onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, chives • Potato family: potato, tomato, green pepper, egg plant • Goosefoot family: beets, chard, spinach • Carrots, celery, and parsnips are added to the rotation which is most convenient in terms of space The basic approach is to grow plants susceptible to a particular pest or disease

only once in a period of four or more years in a particular place in your garden. Rotation is more effective in controlling insects than disease. It’s most effective when the organisms causing the problem live in the soil for only one or two years. In the absence of their host plants, most root-dwelling fungi (such as Fusarium of tomato, potato, and strawberry) tend to die out. Crop rotation is less effective against potato scab fungi, which may persist in the soil for many years. Crop rotation works well in controlling insects that feed on only one type of vegetable and do not move very far or very fast – such as the Colorado potato beetle. These insects will die soon after they emerge in the spring if their food plants are absent. Conversely, insect populations tend to build up in

soils repeatedly planted with the same crops. It’s like providing them with a guaranteed annual grocery basket. In a smaller garden, crop rotation is less effective in controlling insects simply because some (like cabbage butterflies or flea beetles) are far ranging. It is sometimes argued that if members of the cabbage family are scattered here and there throughout a garden, insects might not find them and damage will be less. But in a small garden, the scattering technique is less likely to be effective. How do you manage the rotation? Depending of the size of your garden, vegetables may be divided into either four or six major groupings. If your garden is small, try the following four groups: cabbage; legumes; corn; carrots,

beets and onions; and vine crops. Divide your garden into four areas and plant a different group in each area every year, beginning the rotation again at the end of four years. If your garden is larger, divide it into six areas, rotating on a six-year basis, with the following groupings: cabbage, vines, legumes, corn, onions, and potatoes. Carrots, celery, parsnips and herbs may be added to whichever group is convenient. Perennial vegetables such as rhubarb, asparagus and horseradish are not rotated. Sara Williams Sara Williams, co-author (with Hugh Skinner) of Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies and Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies, gardens on five acres near Saskatoon.


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FOR RENT– Senior Social Housing. Rent is based on income. For information, contact Nokomis Housing Authority, Box 26, Nokomis, SK, S0G 3R0. 5ctf

FOR SALE– 1998 MF 8140 Tractor MFD, 540x1000 PTO with 895 Buhler – Allied loader. Phone J. Law, 484-4324. 18-21p(3t)

FOR SALE– 2 year old purebred black angus bulls, bred for calving ease and fed for durability. Call David or Pat 306-963-2639. 16-25c FOR SALE– Forden Simmentals, Punnichy, SK, is consigning red, black and percentage Fleckvieh bulls to the Best of the Breed Bull Sale at Leross on Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. Some bulls also available at the farm. For information contact Ken Forden at (306) 835-2645 or (306) 835-7597. 17-19c(3t)

Lockwood Spring Family Dance – Friday, March 26, doors open at 7:30 p.m., dance 8:00 p.m. to midnight, cash bar and evening lunch, featuring PRAIRIE MOONSHINE from Young, SK. Minors (under 19) must be accompanied by parents. Family cost – $25.00; single tickets – $10.00. Sponsored by the Lockwood Community Club. 18-19c Easter Bake Sale, Wednesday, March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Adult Day Program, 303 Currie Cres., Strasbourg. Entrance at back, off rink road. Come out for a great selection of Easter baking! 19-20c SPRING GARAGE SALE Wednesday, March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raymore Elks Hall. 19-20c Raymore Rockets Ladies Diamond Night, Saturday, April 24 at Raymore Gym. Tickets available at Raymore Credit Union. 18-19c(3t)

LAND WANTED – Looking for 1/4 section or smaller parcel of land such as a farm yard/old homestead on which to build a cabin in the area around Bulyea or Strasbourg. Would prefer that the land have fair amount of bush and some sloughs; pasture land is fine. Willing to pay up to $53,000.00. If you have anything like this and want to sell, please contact me. Susan, Phone: 306-757-6738 Regina. Leave message if no answer. E-mail: susaneferren@yahoo. com 18-21p LAND FOR SALE in the RM of Last Mountain Valley #250, NE 14-23-25, 160 acres with 150 acres cultivated. $75,000.00 O.B.O. Also S 1/2 17-22-25 with 320 acres of pasture or hayland, $120,000.00 O.B.O. Phone 306-725-4027, Strasbourg, SK. 17,19,21,23,25,27,29,31,33, 35,37,39p HOUSE FOR SALE IN BULYEA – one bedroom, 600 sq. ft. home with five appliances. One storage shed and a detached single car garage. Sits on two – 50 ft. lots. Asking $33,000.00. Call: 731-3058. 19-20c INVESTORS WANTED: Minimum $20,000 for 10 years. Preferred shares. (403) 507-1050 or (306) 294-7877. Bennett Real Estate Ventures Ltd. 19p

Strasbourg Tiny Tots and Helping Hands Day Care Inc., a government licensed centre, have child care spots available. Call the Day Care to obtain an application and answer any of your questions 725-3321. 16&17&19ctf


HELP WANTED – Our Grain Farm Team needs an operator for farm equipment, driving semi, and helping maintenance and repair. Contact us at 306-725-7036 and we will get back to you. 18-23c(4t) Attn: Local People needed to work from home online. $500/$4500 PT/FT. Flexible Hours. Full Training. Call/email Andrea 1-888-692-4261 / 19p


Duncairn Dam Cabin Owners Association requires a Maintenance / Gate Keeper from May 1 to September 30 at Ferguson Bay. Send resume to Box 1482, Shaunavon, SK. S0N 2M0 or email: 19p

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DAVE’S AUTOWRECKING & TOWING– 24 Hr. Towing Service - Auto Club approved. Call us for all your used car and truck part needsmotors, body parts, etc. Small tractor and farm machinery hauling available. Used Cars and Trucks for Sale. Call 306725-3450. 22ctf



FOR RENT– 320 acres of farm land for rent, Nokomis area. Call (306) 563-5400. 18-21p(3t)






Wendy Renwick will be held on


Wednesday, March 31 2:00 p.m. Lanigan Hospital Staff Dining area A short program will be held, followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome to come help us celebrate Wendy’s 36 year career in Health Care.


Retirement Tea

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FOR SALE– Why Pay More Elsewhere? “Everyday Low Price”. All major appliances selling at cost + $10. Watrous Furniture & Appliances, 9463542. 25ctf FOR SALE– Entertainment centre, fits a 32” TV; couch and chair; single and double bed, like new; garden tiller, like new. Phone 528-2185. 18-20c(3t) FOR SALE – Almond colour stove and fridge. Works good. To be moved from our cottage (Uhl’s Bay) in the spring. $70 for set, O.B.O. Phone Grace 306-789-9277. 18-21p



Semans Alphabet Players

Asking $14,000.00 or best reasonable offer. Phone: (306) 634-6466 (daytime) or (306) 461-9938 (Estevan) 18-19c

LOST in the Silton area, a chrome hubcap for a 1990 Plymouth Acclaim. Call Marg 731-2955. 19c MISSING–

ROMICH – In memory of Mary, who passed away suddenly on March 20, 1987. Life is not an easy road to follow, At times it may seem quite hollow. People come in and then they go, But all the while we still know. You’ve left your sweet and loving touch, Like all those memories that mean so much. They’ve left their imprint in our hearts, And in our lives played an important part. Forever in our hearts: Kim, Donna, 19c Gennine and Danielle Thompson, Perry– In loving memory of our dear Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, who passed away March 22, 2009. There’s a bridge of happy memories From here to heaven above I know we share that bridge Dad/Grandpa It’s called the Bridge of Love. With a nature so loving and giving You had a heart of gold To all of us who love you Your memory will not grow old.



Summit Classic 19 - 4 x 80” precision engine lathe. Original owner, well maintained, updating to bigger machine. Comes with 3 and 4 jaw chucks, steady rests, follower rest, manual, and tools, etc.



Forever loved and missed, Leila and Garry Leah, Ryan and Reese Jesse and Chris 19c Josh and Sarah


Semans Gym on

Wednesday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER: Chief Nursing Officer Lynn Davis from the Sask. Ministry of Health 19p



• April 16 & 17 • Semans Gym Play: ‘Pirate Island’ Three Act Comedy

Advance Tickets

Saturday, March 27 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon Semans Legion Hall After, available at Co-op, Semans


Friendly Retriever-Colliecross last seen in the Govan area on Saturday, March 6, 2010. If anyone has seen Mandy or has information concerning her whereabouts, please call Shirley at 4844513 or 270-2277. 19c

to speak on the topic of Nurse Practitioner in the rural area.

Tickets for a roast beef supper are: • $10.00 for adults • $5.00 (under 12 years) • and pre-school are free. Tickets are available from Ag. Committee Members and from the R.M. office in Semans. c 8-19 1



Three quarter-sections of productive farm land in RM#220 McKillop SW 29-24-21-W2 150ac cultivated, SE 29-2421-W2 156 ac cultivated, NE 18-24-21-W2 158ac cultivated. For complete Terms of Tender contact Lowell Strauss (306) 836-4466 or email: Tenders must be received no later than April 9, 2010. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 19-20c


Welding Applied Certificate Program Southey Spring 2010 – May 3–Sept. 28/10 Fall 2010 starts Oct. 2010 Tuition & Fees: approx. $3,380. Drumming Workshop Southey Apr. 10/10 – 10–noon (kid’s session) Apr. 10/10 – 1–4 p.m. (adult session) Cost: $50. A.T.V. Riders Course Southey (2 classes) May 30/10 – 9–5 p.m. June 5/10 – 9–5 p.m. Cost: $150. Contact the College Office in Southey at 726-5885 19c



It’s time to learn about kidney disease


March is National Kidney Month in Canada and although there are more than 30,000 Canadians who are currently being treated for kidney failure, most people have never heard of kidney disease until it affects them, or someone they care about. Why are kidneys so important? Our kidneys regulate water. For the body to work properly, it must contain just the right amount of water. One of the important jobs of the kidneys is to remove excess water from the body or to retain water when the body

needs more. Our Kidneys also remove wastes. Many of the substances in the blood and body fluid must be kept at the correct level for the body to function properly. Healthy kidneys excrete excess minerals, such as sodium and potassium, from the body in the urine and they also help to regulate the levels of other minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. Another important task performed by our kidneys is that of producing hormones. These hormones circulate in the bloodstream and regulate some body functions such as blood pressure,

the making of red blood cells, and the uptake of calcium from the intestine. What is kidney disease? Kidney disease describes a variety of disease and disorders that affect the kidneys. Most disease of the kidneys attack the filtering units of the kidneys – the nephrons – and damage their ability to eliminate wastes and excess fluids. This March, during National Kidney month, take the time to learn more about your kidneys and kidney disease. Visit the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Web site at http://

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme ‘Celebrate food from field to table’ aims to help Canadians learn how food is raised or grown, harvested, produced and processed. Processing of foods often includes preservation and the use of preservatives. Preservation is used to help make foods safe to eat after they have been shipped a long distance. It also makes certain foods available when they are not in their peak growing seasons. One way that food may be preserved is by adding food additives, salt or sugar. Food additives can stop or slow food from spoiling. Food can spoil because of the growth of moulds, yeasts or bacteria in the food. Food can also spoil due to its natural enzymes or chemicals. For example, fats can turn rancid or fruits can turn brown. Only certain food additives can be used in Canada and there are strict guidelines for their use. They are monitored by Health Canada. For more on their safety, visit

aliment/food_add_alimenteng.php#saf. You will find the ‘Food Additives Dictionary’ here. It is a list of additives allowed in Canada and why they are added to foods. In addition, salt and sugar are often used to preserve fresh produce. Many canned fruits or vegetables will have more sugar or salt than when they are fresh. Frozen vegetable and fruit are often preserved without any added salt and sugar. Salt is also used to preserve cured, ready-to-eat meats, processed cheese products and foods like pickles. Salt and sugar are not considered food additives under Canadian food regulations. They are regulated as a food and not as a food additive. The Ingredient List on the food label of packaged foods tells you if there are food additives, sugars or salts added. All of the ingredients in a food are listed in order by weight. Those present in the greatest amount are listed first. Sugar and salt can be present on the label under many names. For more tips on how to read the

Ingredient List, go to http:// label-etiquet-eng.php The ‘Nutrition Facts’ table on the food label shows the sodium and sugar content of the food. The percent Daily Value (per cent DV) tells you if the food contains ‘a little’ or ‘a lot’ of sodium or sugar. You can then compare products to see which ones are lower in salt or sugar. Keep in mind that the serving size may vary between products. Generally, foods found in their less processed form are usually lower in sugar and salt. They can also be less costly, especially when produce is in season. Food preservatives are used in many of our foods and are well regulated by Health Canada. They can have an important role in our diets by providing variety throughout the year and keeping food safe. Written by the Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan with the support of the Health Promotion Department, Saskatoon Health Region.

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Provincial news briefs Sask unemployment rate lowest For the ninth consecutive month, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. Saskatchewan’s February seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.3 per cent is well below the national rate of 8.2 per cent. According to Statistics Canada, there were 517,400 people working in Saskatchewan in February, an increase of 3,100 compared to February 2009 and a record high for the month of February. Of particular note, full-time employment increased by 12,000. Canada as a whole saw an overall increase of 104,600 over the past year. Saskatoon’s unemployment rate of 4.3 per cent and Regina’s rate of 4.8 per cent rank second and third among major Canadian cities. Saskatoon saw an increase of 2,400 jobs over last year. saw a 12.5 per cent year over year increase in February job postings and currently lists 6,000 jobs available in the province. Funding for Seniors programs To raise awareness of the abuse of older adults in Canada, the federal government is providing funding for a project by the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism, through its New Horizons for Seniors Program. Mr. Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament for Palliser, made the funding announcement last week, saying, “The Government of Canada is committed to the well-being of seniors and to combating elder abuse in all its forms, from physical abuse to financial and emotional abuse. This project will support programs and activities that increase

Ray Boughen, MP for Palliser awareness of elder abuse while improving the quality of life, safety and security for seniors.” The Saskatchewan announcement follows a pre-

vious announcement on February 8 of an investment of more than $1.5 million in 16 projects across Canada that will help reduce the incidences of abuse against older adults throughout the country. The Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism received funding of $99,867 for its project called Saskatchewan Senior Abuse Network. Through this project, the organization will develop a provincial intervention strategy and hold regular network roundtable meetings to coordinate efforts to reduce elder abuse in Saskatchewan. Federal Budget 2010 committed $10 million over two years in increased funding for the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The enhanced funding will support projects that focus on volunteering among seniors and raising awareness of financial abuse of seniors. Pilot project to report impaired drivers The public is being asked

to help make roads safer with a pilot program called Report Impaired Drivers (RID). This crime prevention project encourages Saskatoon residents to call 911 and report suspected impaired drivers to the police. The RID program is spearheaded by SGI, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) and the Saskatoon Police Service with support from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Students Against Drinking and Driving and Rawlco Radio. “SLGA will help spread the word about the program through its nine Saskatoon liquor stores and is asking Saskatoon’s 300 liquor permitted establishments to also help spread the word,” Minister responsible for SLGA Christine Tell said. “By working together to raise awareness we can make the streets safer and prevent some of the needless tragedies that occur all too often.” The Saskatoon Police

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Nokomis Baptist Church Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

Pastor Rick Shott 528-4615

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Nokomis Chiefs Wind-up Supper, Friday, April 9 at Nokomis Centennial Hall. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Steak supper at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $15/plate. Awards to follow. Tickets available at: Hendry’s Western Service and Nokomis Credit Union, or contact Adam Hendry at 528-2171 or 528-7858 (cell). Please buy tickets in advance!! 19c

Several Nokomis and Lockwood residents attended the Beef and Bun supper and program honoring Cori Bartel who was the lead on the Silver Medal Women’s Olympic Curling team. Cori and her family were piped into the Lanigan Town Hall which was filled with friends and family. After the supper, a program followed where several

speakers conveyed congratulatory messages on behalf of the Town of Lanigan and local and provincial curling organizations. Cori very ably replied with her great appreciation of knowing how much caring there is in coming from a small Saskatchewan town as well as that of her fellow curlers on her Silver Medal rink. Visiting and pictures followed a very lovely event. -submitted by Lorna Mansell Your news is important – be sure to send it in! Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Nokomis Pharmacy, or the Last Mountain Times office!

Cooper Gage Hemingway Corinne Hemingway of Prince Albert is happy to announce the birth of her son, Cooper at 2:15 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2010. Cooper weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud family members from Nokomis are: grandparents Alan and Wendy Hemingway, and great-grandmothers Ida Landstrom and Violet Hemingway. 19p

Yauck Seed Farm Govan, SK Meeting your needs with quality seeds Varieties for 2010 Wheat - Midge Tolerant Unity Goodeve Wheat Waskada Infinity Lillian Snowstar - Hard White AC Strongfield Durum

Flax CDC Sorrel Flax Taurus Flax Peas CDC Meadow Yellow Pea Sorrento Lentils CDC Imperial Red Lentil CDC Rouleau Red Lentil CDC Lamay Fr Gr Barley CDC Copeland Barley Canola Tradition Barley Canterra Canola Varieties FP Genetics Canola

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Recently I stopped in at a certain grocery store in the city to pick up a few things. I found what I needed, and since I had less than 12 items, I headed to the express line which was wonderfully free of any people – including the cashier. As I unloaded my less than 12 items, I noticed a young lad over at the next till chatting with an equally young cutie. A girl, I should clarify. Anyway, this not overly ambitious employee eventually became vaguely aware of me and my groceries and tore himself away from the aforementioned cutie. Two laborious steps later he was at his till ready to serve me, the valued customer. After ringing up my purchases with all the interest that a cat has in being sociable, he turned back to Cutie without so much as a “Have a nice evening.” The little twerp didn’t even ask me how many bags I wanted. Now for most people, this would be about the time you might feel like laying a box of Shreddies along side of that pimply little head. But before I could pursue that line of thought any further, two more employees of similar age arrived and started yacking it up with the other two. Clearly outnumbered, if not outsized, I decided it was getting too weird and made my way home. This got me to thinking about the delicate and sometimes treacherous relationship between customer and cashier. Maybe this kid was head over heels about this girl. Maybe she’d dumped him and he was trying to woo back her affections. Probably not. Probably just being

a knob, but my point is, we don’t always know what kind of a day the person behind the till has had. Maybe they just finished dealing with someone who came in at peak shopping hours and decided they’d like to pay with that sock full of loose change they’d been collecting. Or it may be simply a case of someone not caring or just being naturally unpleasant. Of course it works both ways since there are two sides to every counter. On one side you may have a person who as a matter of course considers the customer only slightly less inconvenient than a boil on the rear end. Then there’s the customer who sees the person behind the till as a captive audience, to be annoyed or abused at his or her discretion. The trick is to avoid

that perfect storm where the two converge on a collision course. So I guess it’s just a case of holstering that box of Shreddies and giving the other person the benefit of the doubt. A person has to remember that he was young once and might have been much the same. Besides, I figure some day that kid will be a middle aged man standing in the express lane waiting for some seventeen year old with other things on his mind to wait on him. If he’s lucky, they may even ask him how many bags he wants. Roland Richter lives in Nokomis, SK. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Coyote Control Program R.M. of Wreford No. 280 The last verification day will be held on Wednesday, March 31 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the R.M. shop in Nokomis

Nokomis Agricultural Society Inc. Spring Fling, Saturday, April 10, 2010, Nokomis Centennial Hall. Cocktails 5:30 pm (Cash Bar) / Potluck Supper 6:30 p.m. Silent Auction and Entertainment throughout the evening. 19-21c

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March 1st and every Monday, 2 to 5 until March 29 Nokomis Legion Hall


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$2 million to expand health education Two million dollars has been provided to the Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network (SAHSN) to enhance training for health sciences students and assist in meeting Saskatchewan’s need for physicians and nurses. The announcement was made at the Regina General Hospital last week. The Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour and the Ministry of Health have together provided $2 million in funding for SAHSN to develop a plan for distributive medical and nursing education. The distributed medical education model will enable medical students to complete some of their years of study and some res-

idencies in Regina, providing an opportunity to train and establish relationships outside the usual practice environment. Expansion to other communities and other health professions is also being planned. “Saskatchewan is unique in having a network that brings together such a diverse group of individuals and agencies committed to a collaborative, provincial approach to health sciences education,” SAHSN Chair and Saskatoon Health Region President and CEO Maura Davies said. “Enhancement of the medical education program in Regina is the first step in providing more diverse learning experiences for many health professionals,

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which ultimately will help all parts of the province recruit and retain physicians and other highly skilled health professionals.” “Our partnership with the College of Medicine provides our experienced physicians with the opportunity to share their wealth of knowledge with a new generation,” Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) President and CEO Dwight Nelson said. “And with the College’s stronger presence in RQHR, we have seen a growing number of local graduates choose to make our region their home and place of prac-

tice.” “Developing a distributed learning model for the health sciences will improve recruitment and retention of health professionals to Saskatchewan, and enhance opportunities to train in community and inter-professional environments,” College of Medicine Dean Dr. Bill Albritton said. “The resources committed with this announcement signal the province’s recognition of the value of distributed medical and nursing education, and we are grateful for this continued commitment.”

Botting steps down as Enterprise Saskatchewan CEO Dale Botting is stepping down from his position as CEO of Enterprise Saskatchewan (ES) to take on a new role concentrating on investment attraction for the new economic development agency. Botting was originally appointed Deputy Minister of the former Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation in November 2007, to lead ‘the design-build phase’ of Enterprise Saskatchewan. The new ES Board later appointed Botting as its founding CEO when it was officially formed on July 29, 2008. Starting April 1 under a sixmonth, renewable contract to Enterprise Saskatchewan, Botting will oversee the completion of several investment attraction projects and will continue to advise the provincial govern-


ment on issues ranging from innovative partnerships to competitive intelligence. The Board will meet before the end of the month to determine an interim CEO and a process to select a permanent replacement.

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Govan News Phone 528-2020 • 725-3030 or use the drop-box at the Govan Co-op Bulyea Rustlers Ladies Diamond Night (Back to the 80s), Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Happy Hour – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Supper – 7:00 p.m. Entertainment to follow. Prizes available for best dressed individual and group. Tickets $30.00 each. For tickets contact Colin McLeod at 7252097. 18-19c

portunity to raise her children in a smaller community. Lori is the eldest daughter of Dave and Linda Degenstien who moved to Govan in February, 2007.

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Govan welcomes new resident Lori Degenstien and her three children. They moved to Govan from Martensville during the first week of March. Lori operates am internet business making unique jewellery, pendants and other items for sale. Lori looks forward to the slower pace of life in Govan, and the op-

March/April Worship & Lenten Services Mar. 24 Lenten Service Duval 7:30 p.m. Mar. 28 Duval 9:00 a.m. April 2 Good Friday Service Duval 9:00 a.m. April 4 Easter Sunday Govan 9:00 a.m.

Duval News Strasbourg Office 725-3030 St. John Lutheran Church Ethnic Supper, Saturday, March 27, lower Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Supper: 5:30 p.m. Entertainment/Silent Auction. Tickets: $15/person, students $5.00, pre-school free. Tickets available: Affinity Credit Union - Strasbourg, Every Little Thing or Doreen 725-4044. 19p

Economic forecast rosey The Royal Bank of Canada is predicting that Saskatchewan’s economy will grow by 3.6 per cent in 2010, the second highest growth rate of all the provinces. The prediction is in stark contrast to 2009 when Saskatchewan’s economy was hit by the global slowdown and declining commodity prices, and shrank by 3.0 per cent. The report late

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last week from RBC Economics, is that capital investment, agricultural output and commodity prices are all expected to rise. Newfoundland and Labrador, with real GDP growth projected to be 4.1 per cent, are the only provinces expected to beat Saskatchewan’s economic growth. And, Saskatchewan is predicted to be the top provincial economy


in 2011, with real GDP projected to grow by 4.6 per cent. As well, Saskatchewan is predicted to have Canada’s lowest unemployment rates in 2010 and 2011, (4.8 per cent and 4.5 per cent respectively). In contrast, the RBC report says Canada’s economy is expected to grow by 3.1 per cent this year and 3.9 per cent in 2011.

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PUBLIC NOTICE The Rural Municipality of Last Mountain Valley No. 250 Public Notice is hereby given that the Rural Municipality of Last Mountain Valley No. 250 pursuant to Section 13(4) of The Municipalities Act, intends to pass a bylaw to permanently close the Municipal Road Allowance located on the south side of the SE of Section 14 Township 26 Range 24 West of the 2nd Meridian. Any person or group who may have objections or comments on the proposed road closure must respond in writing no later than 4:30 p.m. April 14, 2010 to the undersigned: R.M. of Last Mountain Valley No. 250 P.O. Box 160 Govan, Saskatchewan S0G 1Z0 Issued at Govan this 22nd day of March, 2010. Kelly Holbrook, Administrator


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Phone 725-3030 St. John Lutheran Church Ethnic Supper, Saturday, March 27, lower Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Supper: 5:30 p.m. Entertainment/Silent Auction. Tickets: $15/person, students $5.00, pre-school free. Tickets available: Affinity Credit Union - Strasbourg, Every Little Thing or Doreen 725-4044. 19p

FOODSAFE COURSE held in Strasbourg on Saturday, March 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Course recognized throughout Canada. Excellent on resumes! To register or for further information contact Sonya Shewchuk Bryksa 725-4981. 19c

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PUBLIC NOTICE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MCKILLOP NO. 220 Public Notice is hereby given that the Rural Municipality of McKillop No. 220 pursuant to Section 207 of The Planning and Development Act, 2007, intends to pass a bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw 146/94 as hereinafter provided. It is proposed to amend the Zoning Bylaw 146/94 as follows: 1. Map Change The Zoning District Map referred to in Part IV is amended by rezoning from RSR – Recreational Resort Standard District to RSR-1 Recreational Resort Standard District, a portion of the NE-29-2122-2, Ext 66 as shown in bold outline on the map forming part of this notice.

Country Women’s Network would like to invite you to ‘Spring Forth’ Ladies Day, Monday, April 12, Bulyea Hall. Registration at 1:00 p.m. Tickets available at Bigway (Strasbourg) for $25 (dinner included). 18-19p Bulyea Rustlers Ladies Diamond Night (Back to the 80s), Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Happy Hour – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Supper – 7:00 p.m. Entertainment to follow. Prizes available for best dressed individual and group. Tickets $30.00 each. For tickets contact Colin McLeod at 7252097. 18-19c The Strasbourg Library hosted a story time for young children on the morning of Thursday, March 11. Jill Kondratiuk read stories to eight children who came out for the morning. They had a great time attentively listening and joining in with Jill as she read some short stories to them.

Municipal Elections Public Notice is hereby given that nomination of candidates for the office(s) of: COUNCILLOR – Town of Strasbourg Number to be elected - 1 will be received by the undersigned on the 7th day of April, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Municipal Office and during regular business hours on Tuesday, March 23rd to Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at Strasbourg Municipal Office. Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location: Strasbourg Municipal Office

Dated this 23rd day of March, 2010. Barbara Griffin Returning Officer 19c

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL Town of Strasbourg Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Strasbourg for the year of 2010 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, March 23rd to April 26th, 2010. A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required.

2. Text Change Schedule E- RSR-1 Recreational Resort Standard District A. Permitted, Discretionary and Controlled Uses 1. Permitted Uses Subject to all other provisions of the bylaws, except where such provisions directly conflict with this Schedule in which case such provisions shall be deemed amended to the extent required to allow the provisions of this Schedule, the following uses are permitted in this district: (a) Multi unit condominium dwellings of 2 - 10 units as defined in the The Condominium Property Act, 1993; (b) All Permitted Uses as set out in “1. Permitted Uses” in the SR- Seasonal Resort District. 2.



Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with: The Assessor, Town of Strasbourg, Box 369, Strasbourg, Sask., S0G 4V0 by the 26th day of April, 2010. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2010.

March 20, 2010!

Barbara A. Griffin, Assessor


Rural Municipality of McKillop No. 220

Uses Permitted at Council’s Discretion The following uses may be allowed following application to and approval of Council: (a) Home occupations; (b) Bed and breakfast dwellings; (c) Day care centers; (d) Doctors clinic, wellness centre or spa; (e) Community recreation facilities including but not limited to pools, hot tubs and amenities, picnic and barbeque areas, tennis courts and recreation facilities expected in a resort development; (f) All uses permitted at Council’s discretion as set out in “2. Uses Permitted at Council’s Discretion” in the SR- Seasonal Resort District.

The RM Council is preparing a new land use plan - Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw for the entire Municipality. An Open House is being held on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers of the Rural Municipality Office to receive input from residents on the draft documents.

Controlled Uses (a) No Private privy or outhouses shall be permitted on any site; (b) No septic tanks for sewer or waste water shall be permitted on any site, except if required by the community system; (c) No more than two storage facilities or sheds shall be permitted on any site.

Once Council has made any final changes to the documents, the OCP and Zoning Bylaw must be formally advertised and a public meeting held as required by The Planning and Development Act. The new bylaws will not actually come into force until approved by the province.

B. Minimum Regulations - (Residential Uses) 1. Residential minimums on multi unit dwellings (a) Site frontage • Rectangular shaped lots - 22.8 metres (75 feet) • Irregular shaped lots - 11 metres (36 feet) (b) Yard setbacks • Front- 3 metres (10 feet) • Side- 2 metres (5 feet) • Rear- 3 metres (10 feet) (c) Sundecks - 1 metre for rear and side yards and 3 metres for front yard (d) Enclosed sundecks - 2 metres for rear and side yards and 3 metres for front yard (e) Lot coverage maximum - 80% C. Right-of-way Width for bare-land condominium plans 1. Private internal cul-de-sacs on a multi unit condominium plan that are less than 75 metres in length may be constructed without a turnaround as long as there is provision for 1.5 parking stalls for every condominium on the cul-de-sac and the parking stalls double as a turnaround. The reason for the amendment is to accommodate the development of medium to high density resort standard residential uses in locations in the RM that require higher density to support the extra services and sustainable features that make the community a desirable place to live given suitable regard to servicing, land use compatibility, and protection of the environment. Any person may inspect the bylaw at the municipal office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays. Council will hold a public hearing on April 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the municipal office to hear any person or group that wants to comment on the proposed bylaw. Council will also consider written comments received at the hearing, or delivered to the undersigned at the municipal office before the hearing.


The new proposed plan includes Goals, Objectives and Land Use Policies for Agricultural, Residential and Business Development, Utilities and possible future development areas. Environmentally Sensitive areas will also be shown on maps as part of the OCP. The policies in the OCP will create separation distances to avoid or at least reduce, possible land use conflict between Agricultural or Residential development and other land uses. Other major policies will deal with allowing limited residential development and environmental protection for sensitive areas. The proposed Zoning Bylaw will create several Zoning Districts – Agricultural, Highway Commercial and Residential (hamlet, dispersed, low and medium density). As well, a Lakeshore and a Recreational Resort District will continue to be applicable along suitable shoreline areas of Last Mountain Lake. Each district outlines Permitted and Discretionary Uses and subdivision and development requirements for those uses. To help implement the policies of the plan, an Environmentally Sensitive Overlay District is proposed for inclusion in the Zoning Bylaw. This area includes the known wetland and flood or possible slump-prone areas or constructed features such as pipelines, public wells, sewage lagoons etc. which should be avoided by new development or subdivision. The Zoning Bylaw also includes a Zoning Map, General Regulations and Administration sections to help the RM residents and landowners, Council, RM staff and Government agencies in using it.

Issued at Strasbourg this 23rd day of March, 2010.


Signed: Barbara Griffin Administrator

Barbara A. Griffin, Administrator Rural Municipality of McKillop No. 220 19-20c



Craswells travel sea to sea Ray and Marilyn Craswell travelled on February 19 to Vancouver to take in curling and short track speed skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics. There was so much excitement everywhere. Many Vancouver and area people we had been in touch with prior to the Olympics sounded very negative but by the time we arrived we found them caught up in the Olympics, spending many hours in front of their televisions. As well as the sporting venues, there were many free venues all around. Downtown had a da Vinci art exhibit, a mint exhibit, where medals were on display, a zip line, and all free of charge. Lineups to go to these were quite lengthy, anywhere from two hours to the art gallery to up to six hours for the mint or to get on the zip line. We didn’t have time to stand in line for many things. We did go to the Saskatchewan Pavilion for lunch where bison burgers and Saskatoon tarts were part of the menu. They were anticipating about 5,000 visitors per day they told us, but they had 7,000 to 9,000 visitors each day. We visited the Russian pavilion as well. This place was busy as Russia will host the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Being downtown early in the morning or late at night, there were so many people around, but it felt so good to be there among them all. Lineups started early in the morning, in the evening there was a lot of cheering and excitement as everyone celebrated the day’s victories. Short track speed skating was very exciting. The relays were amazing with all

the skaters moving around at once. We saw the women’s 3000m relay. Canada won the silver medal in that race. We saw the men’s 500m heats as well and Canada went on to win gold two days later. We attended some games in the curling round robin play and all of the playoff games. The crowds there were amazing, and the cheering! It was so great to see the Kevin Martin team get the gold medals and the Cheryl Bernard team the silver medals, both teams represented Canada very well – class acts for sure. In the men’s gold medal game, the crowd started to sing O Canada when John Morris was getting ready to shoot. He hesitated, Kevin stood up, the crowd finished and then the stone was thrown – amazing! We also attended one victory ceremony at BC Place where medals were presented to the previous day’s competitors that had won. The night we went, was Manitoba day, and they provided entertainment prior to the medal ceremony. There was a Burton Cummings concert after the medal presentation. Among the medals presented that evening were the women’s 3000m relay silver medal race which we had seen, and the gold and silver to Canada in women’s bobsled. That was a great evening. Ray did hope to take a dip in the Pacific. He managed to get in above his knees but the water was very cold! The weather was nice most of the time, a little drizzly some days but not enough to dampen any spirits. The whole experience went well. The volunteers did an excellent

job. We used the public transit which was free when you had tickets to a venue, a great system. Unfortunately the Olympics did come to an end and we headed out to the airport early Monday morning. We got through everything quickly, certainly not the hassle we expected it to be. The whole Olympic experience was amazing! To be there with all the hype, the flag waving, red jerseys, everyone having a great time, was a great thrill. The Olympics really are a huge event and we are so glad that we went to Vancouver to be a part of it. We flew home March 1, spent March 2 washing clothes and repacking to go on the second part of our vacation to Halifax for the Brier. We also drove to PEI for a two day visit. We had a great visit on the island with relatives, even though there was a two day blizzard that had the schools on the island closed. The days we travelled to and from the island were fine, so at least we had good driving weather. On March 6, we headed back to Halifax for the Brier. The first people we saw when we entered our seating section were Darrel and Roberta Orban, one of the Strasbourg Sports Lotto winners. This Brier didn’t have the ‘buzz’ early in the week, but picked up on the weekend. We did a lot of walking to do some sightseeing, and going to various restaurants. The food (seafood) was just awesome. Weather

in Halifax certainly cooperated while we were there. Being the weather was so nice in Halifax, Ray decided to take a dip in the Atlantic, not even over the ankles this time, but the feet got wet! The final Brier game was as good as it could possibly be, with the last rock being a draw to the button in an extra end for the win by Alberta. We had some fun times with Darrell and Roberta. One day we drove to Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. That is such a nice drive and as Roberta put it “everywhere you look is a picture.” It was a nice sightseeing day and interesting to talk to some of the local people. Halifax is a great place with lots to see and the great restaurants are one of the best reasons to go to a Brier in Halifax. The Brier and Olympic curling events are very different. The Brier is one place where you can mix with the competitors, however at the Olympics, when a game was completed the players were ushered off the ice rather quickly. Marilyn did get a chance to have a few words with the Swedish women’s team as they would meet with their family members in the lobby after their games. We did see Ben Hebert downtown one night. Ray did get a chance to shake his hand and wish him good luck. It was a wonderful vacation. We flew home March 15, tired and happy but ready to get back to some sort of routine. Marilyn and Ray Craswell

This outdoor rink was built in Robson Square for the games. Skates and helmets were available to rent so locals, as well as people from all over the world, were able to try out skating. The popular zip line ran right above this square.

Ray holds the Canadian flag outside the curling venue. All facilities were surrounded by a high fence during the Olympics.

Ray and Marilyn Craswell in front of the inukshuk at English Bay in Vancouver. This inukshuk was built for Expo ‘86 and moved after to this site. The famous red Olympic mittens are draped over it.

Marilyn Craswell pictured with the Swedish skip, Annette Norberg at the curling rink.

The Olympic flame which was ignited by Wayne Gretzkey at the conclusion of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics. The flame was located close to the Vancouver Convention Centre where the media was set up during the games.

Ray Craswell pictured at the Vancouver Olympic Centre where all the curling events were held.

Winners of the first Strasbourg Sports Lotto were Darrell and Roberta Orban of Strasbourg who are pictured enjoying the Halifax Brier which they chose for their prize.

The Craswells, Marilyn and Ray, pictured at Point Pleasant Park at Halifax.





Drowning a major cause of death among Snowmobilers

Rescue workers struggle to remove a snowmobile from chilly lake waters after the operator strayed off the marked snowmobile trail and onto thin ice. Photo courtesy Canada Safety Council.

The Lifesaving Society would like to remind all snowmobile and ice fishing enthusiasts of the danger of ice on lakes, rivers and in ditches. Drowning is a major cause of death among snowmobilers. Every year, Saskatchewan snowmobilers take chances by driving across frozen rivers, lakes and ponds, and every year a snowmobiler dies as a result of falling through the ice. Alcohol is also a factor in over half of these incidents. Research has shown that many people who die in cold water don’t die of hypothermia; rather, they drown in the first minutes from cold shock. Many people are surprised to

learn that a person can drown in as little as 10 seconds and that drowning is silent. The shock of cold water immersion causes an instant gasp reflex in which a person can inhale more than a litre of water. Continued gasping and uncontrollable hyperventilation will continue for a minute or so, impairing one’s ability to control movement and causing panic. Even in the coldest of conditions, you have approximately one minute to gain control of your breathing; 10 minutes of meaningful activity to affect self-rescue; and, approximately 60 minutes before you become hypothermic

enough to lose consciousness. Snowmobilers should wear a life jacket or buoyant snow suit if travelling across water. Travel with a buddy and don’t cross water at night. The Lifesaving Society is a national, charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water related injuries through lifeguard training, water safety education, research and advocacy. It is the only organization in Saskatchewan that specializes in water safety and rescue. With more than 100 years of experience in water safety and rescue, the Lifesaving Society is your first source for information.

‘Can’t Miss’ pitchers in spring spotlight One can’t speak English. One plays for the worst team in baseball. And they both “can’t miss,” according to Major League Baseball scouts. The 2010 MLB season is just around the corner and there are two players with intriguing stories and huge talents on whom the spotlight will shine brightly. Stephen Strasburg threw what appeared to be BBs to college batters on behalf of San Diego State for the last four years and he was signed to a $15.1 million, four-year contract by the Washington Nationals after being the No. 1 in the college draft last year. Aroldis Chapman is a 22-year-old left-hander from Cuba who defected while playing for his home country in a European tournament and found his way to the U.S., where he knew great pots of riches would be waiting for him because he throws accurately – and occasionally up to

102 miles per hour. Cincinnati Reds won the Chapman lottery with a $30 million, six-year contract, and expect him eventually to lead them to a World Series or four. The two pitchers have been the most-watched players of spring training this year in Florida and Arizona respectively. Chapman is expected to start the season in the minors, because the Reds don’t want to rush him, and the Nats say they are undecided about whether to put Strasburg into the big club’s starting rotation or send him down for a few weeks. His first start for the sadsack Nationals, who were 59-103 last season, however, will attract media attention in Washington rivaling that of a presidential scandal. “Seldom have so many comparisons been made, or so much hyperbole flown around cyberspace, as there has been this spring about Strasburg and Chapman, says Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune. “The thing

is, it’s justified.” Chapman didn’t allow a run in his first four innings of spring training work for the Reds, giving up three hits along the way. How fast was he? Said Kansas City manager Trey Hillman: “It sounded like he was throwing real hard. I couldn’t see it.” Strasburg didn’t give up a run in the first five innings of his first spring training. If you love baseball, you’ve got to love the promise of youngsters on the rise. In 2010, it’s going to be the Strasburg and Chapman show and you won’t want to miss it. • Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, after Mavericks owner Mark Cuban floated the idea of playing some home games in cavernous Cowboys Stadium: “Great idea. And let’s hold Olympic swimming events in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.” • Greg Cote, Miami Herald: “A Michigan man, Kevin VanDam, won the Bassmaster Classic and

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Historic 2010 Olympic Games gold medal winning puck donated to Hockey Hall of Fame

The permanent home of perhaps the most famous six ounces of hard rubber in hockey history – the puck with which Canada’s Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal on Team USA during the overtime period of the Olympic gold medal game – will go to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and four pucks used in the same overtime period are now available for purchase at www.vancouver2010. com/auction International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel and Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) CEO John Furlong jointly made the announcement of the donation of the gold medal winning puck to the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF). The famous puck has been delivered by the IIHF to the HHOF, where it will be put onto public display as soon as possible. VANOC also confirmed that four pucks used in the overtime

period and collected for VANOC by on-ice officials have been added to the selection of sport memorabilia now available through public auction at All of the pucks feature the Olympic rings in white and Vancouver 2010’s distinctive blue and green Look of the Games. Gold medal game winning puck: The game winning puck was retrieved through joint efforts by the IIHF, VANOC and the HHOF to locate it following the game. In the celebrations and tumult of media attention and postgame activities, various officials who had possession of the puck could not immediately identify the appropriate person to hand it off to and so safeguarded it until it could be handed over directly to the IIHF last week. “I am happy to see that the puck is going to the hockey hall of fame,” said Sidney Crosby. “I feel very lucky to have been part of that team and that game

as well and I am glad hockey fans will get the chance to share the moment by seeing things like the overtime winning puck up close.” “The gold medal winning puck is a treasure that will attract so many hockey fans to the Hall and we’re extremely happy that it’s on its way here,” said Phil Pritchard,” Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame. “Thanks to the IIHF and to VANOC for making this happen and we look forward to getting the puck and making arrangements for it to take its rightful place with the other memorabilia that represent great moments in hockey history.” VANOC put into place a process, whereby at any stoppage of play in the gold medal hockey game, linesmen swapped out the puck in play for a new one and the game pucks were collected and marked for the period in which they were played. Pucks collected in the game warm up and first three periods of the gold medal game have already sold at auction for between $3500 and $5900 CDN, with warm up pucks selling for up to $700 CDN. The four pucks used during the overtime period of the gold medal game have been added to the online auction at auctions and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

from the sidelines its $500,000 top prize. Imagine. Half a million bucks for fishing! And you wonder why, all across the country, hopeful young parents are replacing the plastic bats and Nerf footballs in their babies’ cribs with sharp fishing lures and hooks.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Cavaliers star LeBron James has filed paperwork with the NBA to change his jersey number from 23 to 6 next season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, not to be upstaged, immediately demanded his No. 13 be changed to the dollar symbol.” • Comedy writer Jerry Perisho: “Saturday was NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s 38th birthday. You know how golfers are thrilled to ‘shoot their age’? Shaq is thrilled to raise his free throw percentage to his age.” • Jay Mariotti, FanHouse: If Carl Edwards was driving down a freeway somewhere in America and decided to play a vindictive game of bumper cars, he’d be convicted of vehicular assault and sent to jail for months, if not years. But out on a NASCAR

track, in a souped-up racing machine speeding at 195 miles per hour with thousands of spectators close by, an angry Edwards somehow is allowed to retaliate against Brad Keselowski by purposely wrecking into his car and sending it airborne into the front-stretch retaining fence in Atlanta. This is beyond lunacy. It’s an invitation for tragedy, the equivalent of Major League Baseball granting its pitchers permission to head-hunt, a death game that endangers drivers and fans in the name of creating attention and television ratings for a fading sport.” • Comedy writer Alan Ray, with a telltale sign a pitcher is using steroids: “His 95 mile-perhour changeup.” • Toronto comedian Frenchie McFarlane, on the local NHL team already out of Stanley Cup contention for the 43rd year in a row: “Has there ever been a Leafs player more appropriately named than (Luca) Caputi?” • Ian Hamilton of the Regina Leader-Post, on the anticipated slogan if Canada ever hosts the Senior Citizen Olympics: “Own the Immodium.”

by Bruce Penton • Norman Chad of the Washington Post: “The NHL shuts down during the Olympics and MLS stops play during the World Cup. So can’t we get the WNBA to go on hiatus during QVC’s Fashion Week?” • Another one from Perry to wrap up the week: “Ye Li, the 6-foot-2 wife of 7-6 Rockets center Yao Ming, is expecting the couple’s first child this summer. Doctors predict the girl will be born July 22, 23 and 24.” Care to comment? Email: brucepenton2003@ Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.



Bulyea News Corri Gorrill • 725-4329 St. John Lutheran Church Ethnic Supper, Saturday, March 27, lower Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Supper: 5:30 p.m. Entertainment/Silent Auction. Tickets: $15/person, students $5.00, pre-school free. Tickets available: Affinity Credit Union - Strasbourg, Every Little Thing or Doreen 725-4044. 19p Country Women’s Network would like to invite you to ‘Spring Forth’ Ladies Day, Monday, April 12, Bulyea Hall. Registration at 1:00 p.m. Tickets available at Bigway (Strasbourg) for $25 (dinner included). 18-19p

Bulyea Elementary School enjoys annual ski trip The time finally arrived for the annual Bulyea Elementary School ski trip to Mission Ridge at Fort Qu’Appelle. The volunteer parent drivers got an early start at about 8:30 a.m. on March 3. The day was beyond beautiful. The sun was out, but as usual, there was a bit of a wind. Mission Ridge has changed some of their policies so this year everyone had to take a lesson before getting on the chair lift, and taking on the big hills. For the students who had skied before, it was a little disappointing, as they would have liked to have just gotten the test over with so they could head on up the hill. But most of the students got their skiing feet by lunch time and then there was no stopping them. By the end of the day,

almost everyone ended up either wind-burnt or sun-burnt, as the sun gleamed off the snow. It was a much nicer experience getting skis this year, as they had spent some time this past summer improving the area where skis are picked up. They removed a wall or two and added some new bathrooms and improved the air flow, as you tend to get really hot while waiting your turn to get fitted for boots and skis. Considering how many people were up on the hill that day, everything seemed to run very smoothly. Everyone had a great time. - Corri Gorrill Photos submitted by Corri Gorrill.

Bulyea Rustlers Ladies Diamond Night (Back to the 80s), Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Happy Hour – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Supper – 7:00 p.m. Entertainment to follow. Prizes available for best dressed individual and group. Tickets $30.00 each. For tickets contact Colin McLeod at 7252097. 18-19c Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at DiGer’s, or Last Mountain Times (Strasbourg) office!

The students patiently await instructions on what to do before being able to take the ski test.

Ashton Gorrill seems to have mastered the tuck so she can turn easier.

As Rylan Cummins found out – sometimes it’s just easier to take off your skis and walk to where you need to go.

Mr. Hassman helped first time skiers on the big hill.

Kaylee Mansbrige-Goldie looks very calm as her fiveyear-old daughter is about to take on a big hill, along with her son and Jake Willcox (centre).

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The staff and parents spent much of their day helping out the new skiers. Pictured above, Ms. Lovequist gives Lillie Schmidt some helpful advice on how to turn on her way down the hill.

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The students had to mind their manners, as the person in front has the right-of-way, and you must wait to take your turn.

This year, thanks to some recent renovations, there was a lot more breathing room while getting ski boots put on.

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