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Volume 104, No 31

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Health bargaining breaks down

  All bets appear to be off, as talks between the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations, and the 3,000 member Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan broke off mid last Thursday afternoon.   Initially, HSAS said a revised contract offer presented at the bargaining table last Wednesday morning by SAHO could form the basis for further negotiations, and the union made a counter proposal early Thursday afternoon. However, HSAS President Cathy Dickson said SAHO refused to negotiate when presented with a new contract proposal, and promptly left the bargaining table.   “SAHO has blown an important opportunity to reach a negotiated contract settlement. Their shocking refusal to negotiate in good faith will result in an early escalation of health care strike action,” Dickson warned, in a statement issued late Thursday afternoon.   “In recent weeks, the Premier, Minister of Health and SAHO have all refused our ongoing requests for independent, interest-based binding arbitration, claiming they wanted to see a new contract negotiated at the bargaining table. However, when we came to the bargaining table saying we were willing to negotiate through the weekend in an effort to reach a contract settlement, health care employers refused to even discuss the terms of their most recent offer or our counter proposal. So much for good faith negotiations!” Dickson added. Department of Highways crews are still struggling to keep Highway 20 passable between Nokomis and Strasbourg, as more than 90 individual pot holes and blow-outs have made that section of highway a virtual obstacle course. Mid-last Thursday morning, this major failure occurred in the roadway at the approach to a small bridge just south of Nokomis. To the Department of Highways crew’s credit, they were on the scene in short order to direct traffic around the hole, and brought in heavy equipment to make temporary repairs. The spring run-off rushing under the bridge had apparently eroded the embankment under the approach to the bridge. Crews have also been working long hours to blade down and re-gravel the numerous blow-outs that have become a common hazard along this stretch of highway.  Photo: LMT Staff

Cathy Dickson   SAHO issued an official response Friday morning to the breakdown in talks, saying they are disappointed that the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan has rejected what is being described as substantial and fair wage offer and continues to make unrealistic wage demands.   SAHO says it increased its wage offer to an average of 11 per cent over four years, including a general 7.5 per cent increase for all HSAS, plus market adjustments for certain job classifications. SAHO said HSAS is demanding general wage increases of 14.5 per cent, plus even higher wages for certain classifications and shift and weekend premiums. SAHO estimates the contract demands would amount to $85 million over four years.   Health Sciences is the union which represents more than three-thousand specialized health care professionals from more than thirty health care professions. It is expected that HSAS will resume withdrawing services, as it had done for a number of weeks earlier in the spring.

New St. Rita’s Church one step closer

Canada Post labour talks stalled   Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers remain far apart on several fundamental issues. The union late last week rejected major compromises proposed by Canada Post to address sick leave and staffing levels. A Canada Post spokesman said CUPW also refuses to discuss any initiatives that will reduce costs and address the problems of declining mail volumes, increasing competition and electronic substitutions of traditional mail. After almost a week, the union has again re-

jected what Canada Post had described as a generous offer.   “Throughout this round of labour negotiations, Canada Post has made every effort to protect the pay, pension and job security of existing employees. To do this the company has proposed adjusting its offering for employees hired in the future. Canada Post hopes to phase-in a new cost structure in the coming years. This is a fair and reasonable approach,” the spokesman said.   Some key elements of Canada Post’s last offer include

annual wage increases that will bring the top wage rate to $26 an hour; continued job security, no changes to the pension plan, or health benefits for employees and retirees, and vacation leave that gives employees up to seven weeks off each year.   Canada Post says every effort has been made to reach a negotiated settlement that is in the best interests of employees, customers and the company, and that strike actions are seriously damaging the Post Office’s financial vi-

ability. Reports indicate that mail volumes have fallen significantly since rotating strikes began on June 3. To date, the rotating walk-outs have not directly impacted Saskatchewan post offices, however the volume of mail arriving for delivery in Saskatchewan is down due to delays in other areas of the country. Even if there are walkouts in major centres in Saskatchewan, most rural post offices will continue to operate as usual because employees there are not represented by CUPW.

Father’s Day feature – pages 10 & 11 Summer Fun feature – page 20

The new church building for St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Strasbourg was moved from Lipton on June 2. The cement foundation for the building needs to be done before the building can be moved over on to its permanent foundation. The parishioners are getting anxious to be in their new church home. More photos on page 7.

Spring Convocation – page 5 Senior living – page 19


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Amanda Halstead convocates – see page 2. Nineteen golfers participated in the May 15 tournament at Nokomis Golf Course. Winners were: Bob Hendry, Al Hemingway, June Munroe and Palmer Unseth. Winning Ladies Long-Drive was Ruth Edwards; Men’s LongDrive – Murray Braun; Junior Long-Drive – Caiden Hendry and Closest to the Pin – Ken Edwards. Fay and Walter Bitter of Regina were visitors to the home of Lorna and Earle Mansell last week. While here, they toured to Manitou Beach to see all the changes being done due to the high water levels of the lake.

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Nokomis School news Principal’s Message June has arrived and this will be the last newsletter of the school year. In light of this, I would like to recognize some people for their efforts over the course of the year. The parents, your support for the various school activities that involve your children has been invaluable. The students, your effort and hard work has been commendable. You have made coming to work a very enjoyable experience. The School Community Council and Review Committee, your tireless work in putting together a first class presentation on the benefits of our school was instrumental in keeping us going. The staff, your tireless work in providing our students with many opportunities and a first class educational experience has been greatly appreciated and noticed. To Miss Richter for her service to the school this past year. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. To everyone, have a great summer of rest and relaxation. You’ve earned it. - Mr. Koenig Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 News As I write this, I am finding it hard to believe that there are only three days of Kindergarten left. Ms. Hemingway and I would were happy to have the family and friends of Jayda Braun, Erica Harding, and Nikolai Somers help us celebrate their graduation on Friday, June 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the school gym. There was a short program in addition to the receiving of diplomas. In their final days at school, the Kindergarten students will review their Jolly Phonics, wrap up learning about numbers to 10 in Math, and learn about insects in a theme unit. In their final month at school, the Grade 1s and 2s will wrap up learning their sight words and spelling words. In ELA, Grade 1 will read stories with the theme ‘Once Upon a Time’, and Grade 2 will read ‘Tales Near and Far’ – both certain to spark the imagination! In Math they will wrap up learning about addition and subtraction, and Grade 2 will do a brief unit on data analysis. In Science they will continue to go deeper into the depths of an ocean unit. In Social Studies the students are studying treaties – what they are and their importance to Canada. We hope for warmer weather so we can get outside to play soccer in Phys.Ed. Finally, I want to say how much I enjoyed working at the school this year. I consider it a privilege to have taught your children and will miss seeing them next year. I will also miss the staff, who were a huge support to me in my first year of teaching. I especially appreciate Ms. Hemingway for all her hard work this past year. The students have grown very fond of her, and she has been a pleasure to work with. Mrs. Hendry is lucky to work with her next year! All the best! - Miss Richter Grade 3, 4, and 5 News It’s hard to believe we have come to the final newsletter of the year! The students are even

in awe of how fast the year has gone by. I’d like to recognize the parents for all the support they have given their child and our classroom this year. Whether it was helping drive, supervising a group, sending food donations, or travelling on a class outing, I want them to know their efforts are truly appreciated! June, no-doubt, will be a busy month, as we will be completing novel studies, social inquiry community projects, as well as other academic units. Thanks to Nancy Hards and Carolyn Knouse, we have some true ‘gardeners’ in our midst. Be on the look-out in the fall for some giant pumpkins growing in various gardens. The plants have sprouted vigorously and the students have now taken them home to be transplanted. Have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing summer vacation! - Mrs. Koenig Grade 6, 7, and 8 News The year is quickly coming to an end, yet there is so much more to do! Each year seems to fly by faster and faster. I am not sure if it is because time flies when you are having fun, or time flies faster with age. Either way is appropriate I guess. Speaking of fun, we had a special celebration recently for Nina Guan. Nina and her parents are Nokomis’ newest Canadians! We had a surprise pot-luck lunch and played a murder mystery game to mark the occasion. Congratulations Nina! We are working on the final unit in Science – Mixtures and Solutions. We are continuing our Lit Circles for Bridge to Terabithia and Hatchet. We continue to learn about different types of poetry and the students will have quite a selection of their own work by the end of June. The

Grade 8 Assessment for Learning will be complete by the end of the week, so they can finish Modelling and Solving Two Step Equations, and move on to Probability. The Grade 7s are working on the Solving Equation unit. The Grade 6s are working on Data Analysis and Probability. They are learning the best way to display different types of data, and the difference between theoretical and experimental probability. After they reflect on that, they will slide into the final unit – Transformations. Since this is the last newsletter of the year, I would like to recognize the students and staff for making this another great year. I hope you have a wonderful summer! - Mrs. Tait Greetings from Mrs. Stratton Finally! Finals! It’s June and the month of catch-up and review is here. Get ready for a whirl wind of finishing units and studying for those unit and final exams before a much needed, and much deserved summer vacation. Media Studies 20 students are learning about advertising in a variety of forms of media and will be analyzing the effects of advertising on the public. ELA B30 students are working on the last of short stories and poetry, and will be reading Arthur Miller’s play titled The Crucible, dealing with the Salem Witch Trials. ELA B10 students will be completing the last part of Unit Two and finishing the year off with their Environment and Technology unit. ELA 9 students are working on Unit Five which deals with Surviving and Conquering Challenges. History 20 students are beginning Unit Five: global issues and will be doing some year end, course wrap-up projects, while the History 10

students are beginning Unit Five, looking at international relations and the lead up to WWI. CPT students are working on a social issue project called ‘Your Future... Your Say’, and hopefully will finish with enough time to squeeze in another fun project before the year is out! Psychology 20 students are beginning Unit 4, the last and final unit in this course. Career Ed 9/10 students just finished up their Business Plan presentations and will be working on some final activities such as the YWRCC for the Grade 9s and resumes for the Grade 10s. Thanks to all students this year flew by and I hope everyone has a really fun summer, basking in the sun! Take care and see you in August! - Mrs. Stratton Track & Field The Track & Field season was extremely short. Joel Styles and Brooke Mutch competed in the District competition and Brooke for advancing to the Provincial competition in Javelin. Unfortunately, as we all know, the Provincial Track Meet was cancelled. A great accomplishment none-the-less. Awards Day A date has been set for Awards Day in the school gym. Awards Day helps to acknowledge some of the fine work and efforts demonstrated by our students this past year. Drama Night Drama night was held on Wednesday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nokomis Centennial Hall. The students performed two plays, Jolly Roger and Imperfect Proposal. Dessert, tea and coffee was served during intermission.

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Is Image Everything? I deemed the unpleasant look of my head without much hair. This was a real struggle for me. Why? Because to some extent I have bought into the idea that ‘image is everything’. In the Bible, we see that God once sent the prophet Samuel to the family of Jesse of Bethlehem; God had revealed to Samuel that one of Jesse’s sons was to become the next king of Israel. The sons of Jesse are called in. “When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab (the oldest son) and thought, ‘Surely the Lord’s anointed [king] stands here...’. But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance of his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart’” (1 Samuel 16:6,7). So... image is not everything – especially to God. Let us – in our image-crazy culture – try to work that into our values. Because it’s healthy. Because it’s true. Pastor Steven Wiebe Wynyard Gospel Church P.S. I did get my hair cut short when my hair-stylist sister-in-law visited on the May long weekend. It turned out much better than I expected! P.P.S. A coffee / tea / Coke is on me if anyone can identify the irony about image that is found in this Bible story (look it up – 1 Samuel 16:1-13). And yes, DC, I know I still owe you a coffee from the last newspaper challenge I issued.

Quad stolen RCMP Watrous Detachment reports that sometime between the evening of June 3 and the early morning of June 4, 2011, a quad was stolen from a property about five miles south-east of Nokomis. The quad, similar to the one shown in the photo, is described as a Green 2001 Honda TRX 350 4X4. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the Watrous RCMP at 306-946-3316.

Melfort crime spree The Melfort RCMP investigated a string of occurrences which occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, 2011 in the city of Melfort. In the hours and days following the initial events, a number of additional thefts from motor vehicles and other damage incidents were reported. As a result of the investigation, Cody Nowosad of Winnipeg, Manitoba, age 23, was arrested on June 4, 2011 in Melfort. He has been charged with 13 Criminal Code charges A warrant for the

arrest of 20 year old Cory Wiebe, also of Winnipeg, has been issued for similar offences. Wiebe is described as being 5’9”, 160 pounds, Caucasian, brown hair, with a noticeable tattoo on his right hand between the thumb and forefinger. ATV fatality On the afternoon of June 6, the Pontiex RCMP detachment members were called to the scene of a fatal ATV rollover. A 72 year old man from the Val Marie area was driving a four wheel drive all terrain vehicle. While driving the vehicle on a side road, the operator lost control and rolled the vehicle after hitting a muddy section in the road. He was ejected from the vehicle and found a short time after the accident by family members. Police say the driver was not using proper safety equipment when he was operating the ATV. Police are still investigating, the man’s name was not released. Drug arrests In the past few weeks the File Hills First Nations Police Service and the Regina RCMP Southern Enforcement Response Team have conducted a joint investigation regarding the trafficking in marijuana on the Files Hills First Nations. File Hills First Nations encompasses Little Black Bear, Peekeekisis, Starblanket,

Okanese, Wa-pii-moos-tootsis and Carry the kettle First Nations and is located northeast of Fort Qu’Appelle. On June 2 police executed a search warrant at a residence on the Okanese First Nation. Two adults were arrested, and a small amount of marijuana, cash and prescription drugs were seized. The individuals, an adult male age 55 and adult female age 55, have been charged with trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The charged persons are residents of the Okanese First Nation. Child removed On the evening of Thursday, June 2, RCMP in Punnichy received a call from a local Family Services Agency regarding an eight month old male child from the Gordon First Nation. The child was at the Regina General Hospital for treatment of injuries. The injuries sustained were not described as life threatening but were serious. RCMP members attended to the Hospital to begin their investigation. Also assisting at this time was the Forensic Identification Unit out of Yorkton. Facing charges in relation to this investigation are the following adults: Bradley Moosemay, aged 39 from the Gordon First Nation, and Jennifer Moosemay, aged 28, also from the Gordon

First Nation. Both adults have been charged with Aggravated Assault and Failure to Provide the Necessities of Life. Both were arrested over the weekend at separate locations and have been remanded into custody. The two subjects that are charged are not the parents of the child but were entrusted with the care of the child at the time of the alleged offence. The matter remains under investigation by the RCMP in Punnichy. Drowning A 12 year old child was reported missing and presumed drowned shortly before 3:00 pm on Sunday June 5 on a farm north west of Fort Qu’Appelle. The child was swimming in a water hole west of the family farm with his siblings when he became distressed. Attempts to assist him were not successful. Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP and Fire and Ambulance attended to the scene but were not able to locate the child. The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, Police Dog Unit, and Traffic Units attended to the scene later in the afternoon to assist in the search which was called off because of darkness. At approximately 10:00 a.m. the next day, the child’s body was recovered from the water near the location where he was last seen by witnesses. The matter remains under investigation.

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I recently spotted a uniform service’s delivery truck that caught my eye. The sides of the truck featured the name, logo, and slogan of this business. Their slogan was ‘Image is everything’. Not a bad slogan – it gets their idea across: that in business, it is important how people look. Image conveys professionalism and a sense of being in tune with the times. But: is image everything? In my capacity as a minister, I have been asked to officiate a wedding this summer. I enjoy weddings; there is a sappy side of me that gets mushy over them. This particular wedding, however, is outdoors, and that has caused a problem for me. You see, the genetic programming in my cells has not been kind to the state of my hair. I am balding, have been slowly balding for 15 years now. Lately this balding has proceeded to the point where a puff of wind would send the too-few hairs on the top of my head flapping to the side like a limp flag. So when I was asked to perform this outdoor wedding, I pictured myself up there in front of everyone, trying in vain to control my flapping flag-like wispy hair. Not a nice picture. I decided I should probably get a very short haircut that would be unaffected by the wind, and simply stop caring about just how bald and thin I am on top. But I could not stop caring about that. In my vanity, I did not want to display what

Regina Beach drug arrests On Thursday June 9 Lumsden and Regina RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the 400 block of 9th Street East in Regina Beach. Police officers seized five marijuana plants, a small quantity of dried marijuana along with a variety of marijuana paraphernalia items. A 60 year old male and 29 year old male were arrested. Names were not released and charges are pending.


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  More than 2,900 students graduated this spring in the 100th year of convocation ceremonies at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The celebrations took place May 31, June 1, and June 2 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.   The following students from the Last Mountain area received their degrees at the U. of S. spring convocation: Amanda Halstead (BSAGB), and Megan Shaw (PDCE) of Nokomis; Allison de Hoop (BA3Y), Gina Kelln (BSA), Janet Thiessen (BED, BSC3Y) all of Strasbourg; Tara Mitchell (BFA) of Govan; Haley Jauck (BCOMM) of Duval; Raven Buzila (BE) of Bulyea; Jenna Schubert (BSCNTR) of Earl Grey; Brittany Lang (BSCKIN), Brian Lorenz (BED), and Samantha Sentes (DIPAGB) all of Raymore; Chelsea Palmer (BSN) of Southey; Scott Tomkins (BAHON), Sonja Schmidt (BSN), Ross Phillips (MSC), and Kevin Miller (JD) all of Lumsden; William Bartel (BED) and James Bartel (BE), both of Drake; Amber Crawford (BSA) of Simpson; April Abrey (BAHON), Rhonda Kelly (PDCE), Jesse McCallum (BA4Y), and Daniel Webster (DIPAGB) all of Imperial; Brandon Arnst (BSCAGB) of Jansen; Marcelle Kay (BA) of Kawacatoose; Jonathan Courchene (BA), Rachel Gunther (BSN), and Jenna Monchuk (BSCAGB) all of Lanigan; and Pamela Danderfer (BSN), Carleen Frey (BCOMM), Danielle Frey (BED), Courtney Hall (BA), Tyler Hedlin (BE), Joshua Jansen (BSCHON), Mark Kratchmer (BE), Preston Mosewich (BSC), Amanda Polkinghorne (BSP), Paula Sather (BSCKIN), Michelle Ullyott (BED), Taralyn Ullyott (BED), and Trevor Woiden (BE), all of Watrous.   The first graduating class from the U of S celebrated in the year 1912, with seven students taking part, and over the ensuing years notable alumni have included a Canadian prime minister, a Nobel Prize winner, Olympic medalists, Rhodes scholars and literary prize winners. Graduates this spring are the first to receive the newly designed 100th anniversary degree parchment.

  RCMP have reported the results from Canada Road Safety Week held across Canada this year from May 16 through May 23. During this period, RCMP and municipal police officers from across the country focused on high risk driving behaviours. In Saskatchewan, the main focus was on impaired driving, seatbelt use, excessive speed, and lack of attention to the road. Officials said the reason for this particular focus was one or more dangerous driving habits are directly linked to injuries or fatalities on the highways.   Across Saskatchewan during that one week period,

RCMP issued 62 roadside suspensions; laid 108 impaired driving charges; issued 476 seatbelt tickets; laid 733 aggressive driving charges; 248 distracted while driving charges; and issued 880 speeding tickets.   An RCMP spokesman said there was a significant increase in impaired driving, seatbelt, and aggressive driving charges this year compared to 2010 because more resources were directed towards those infractions. Aggressive driving charges include speeding, lane violations, stop sign violations, and intersection violations.

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served scrumptious beef, salads, buns and an ice cream dessert. Socializing continued after the meal.   Sympathy to the family and friends of George Herber who passed away. George had been a member of the Duval community for many years before moving to Regina. He will also be remembered for his interesting museum he had at the farm.

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS UPCOMING AUCTIONS SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Annual Farm Equipment Consignment Sale. Davidson, SK. Case 2290 tractor, 7900 hrs., 25HP CaseIH 254 FWA tractor w/FEL & 3pt. ht., JD 2130 tractor w/FEL & 3 pt. ht., plus much more. ALSO SELLING AT 2:00 P.M.: BUSINESS PROPERTY & BUILDING, MAIN ST., DAVIDSON, SK. LOT 13 PT., BLOCK 04, PLAN 54633

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Estate of Jim Kennedy, Simpson, SK. MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011 – 12:00 P.M. – Acreage sale for Bruce Murray, 8 m. W., 3 m. S. of Young, SK. MF1085 tractor, 2690 hrs, MF40 Industrial diesel tractor w/FEL, 331 hrs. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 1 & 2, 2011 – 9:00 A.M. – Huge Doll & Toy Collection, Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw, SK. All proceeds donated to the Moose Jaw Cultural Center. SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 –10:00 A.M. – Strasbourg, SK. Antique & Collectible sale for Dale Racette. TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Tugaske, SK. Farm Auction for Dale Coutts. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Hague, SK. Antique & Collectible sale for Dave & Mary Neufeld.

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Multi-family Yard Sale, Saturday, June 18, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 101 Mountain Street, and 118 Pierce Street, Strasbourg. 31p Strasbourg Museum will be holding ‘Ancestors Day, A Day of Remembrance,’ on Saturday, June 18. Special ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at museum with rides provided to the Strasbourg Cemetery, or you can drive on your own. Following the time spent at the cemetery, there will be coffee and refreshments at the museum. 31c Strasbourg Adult Day Program is still running their fundraiser ‘Mom’s Pantry’ until June 23. Anyone interested please stop by 303 Currie Cres. (back door) between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or call Christina at 725-3499 and leave a message. 31-32p

William Derby School in Strasbourg held their annual Awards Night on Thursday, June 2. The evening began with O Canada performed by Nicole Adelman, accompanied by Marilyn Danielson. The master and mistress of ceremonies for the evening were Lucas Kelln and Abbey Wild. Mrs. Deb Schwandt-Kelln gave the principal’s remarks. Drama recognition was presented by Mr. Larry Mikulcik and yearbook recognition by Mrs. Julie Kent. The academic awards for Distinction and Great Distinction were presented by Mrs. D. Schwandt-Kelln and Mr. Terry Leibel. Great Distinction (89.5 per cent – 100 per cent): Grade 7: Laura Edwards. Grade 8: Carly Erhardt, and Kaleigh Sorensen. Grade 9: Nicole Adelman, Mathew Bertsch, Julia Edwards, Rhae Fisher, Ray-

lyn Hesterman, Rose Mansbridge-Goldie, and Teigan Trew. Grade 10: Noah Buzila, Alex Slough, Jamie Townsend, and Carley Wild. Grade 12: Abbey Wild. Distinction (79.5 per cent – 89.4 per cent): Grade 7: Natashia Apangchan, Mason Cardiff, Cally Erhardt, Thomas Guraluk, Teanna Hladun, Bryce Hubick, Catlin Kelln, Jesse Korytko, and Tristen Trew. Grade 8: Tara Cardiff, Eric Flavel, Neil Foster, Jayce Frizzell, Josh Gottselig, Jennifer Kostal, Kirsten McTavish, Avery Schulz, and Tucker Slough. Grade 9: Joan Nicole Apangchan, Chad Cardiff, Kendi Danbrook, Riley Hladun, Kelsey Kazeil, Liam Kelln, Diana Nordal, and Isabella Wishlow. Grade 10: Micheal Bertsch, Braden Flavel, Ashley Leier, Austin Mayor, Austin Ritter, Brooke Schulz, Jordan Schulz, and Caleb Wagner. Grade 11: Shyanne Acton, Karleen de

Hoop, Jordana Gorrill, Mackenzie Kelln, Jennifer Lewis, Brandon McTavish, and Ryan Turnbull. Grade 12: Colby Erhardt, Matthew Ritter, Skylar Hansen, and Jesse Romich. Student Council (SLC) Recognition was presented by Mrs. Wendy Gottselig and Mrs. Betty Gerrard-Hubick. The Athletic Awards were introduced by Mr. Terry Leibel. Junior Girls Athletic Award was presented by Jordan Schulz to Carly Erhardt. The Junior Boys Athletic Award was presented by Carly Erhardt to Josh Gottselig. The Senior Girls Athletic Award was presented by Justin Shewchuk Bryksa to Amanda Gonsch. The Senior Boys Athletic Award was presented by Justin Shewchuk Bryksa to Noah Buzila. Major and Minor Participation Awards were presented by Mr. Gerard Frison and Ms.

Ladies Auxiliary Strawberry Tea on Friday, June 24 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Last Mountain Pioneer Home. Everyone Welcome! 31-32p A FoodSafe course may be offered June 25 in Strasbourg. If interested, call Sonya Shewchuk Bryksa by Friday, June 17 at 725-4981. 31c Katelyn Small convocates fom University of Regina – see page 10.

Students receiving Great Distinction Awards, with grade averages between 89.5 and 100 per cent.

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Sonya Shewchuk Bryksa. Minor Award Recipients: (50 points +) Tara Cardiff, Carly Erhardt, Keaton Kelln, Kirsten McTavish, Avery Schulz, Xavier Schulz, Kaleigh Sorensen, Donavon Thompson, Nicole Adelman, Kendi Danbrook, Liam Kelln, Isabella Wishlow, Danilee Brown, Noah Buzila, Austin Ritter, Brooke Schulz, Alex Slough, Carley Wild, Kara Baumann Gelinas, Jordana Gorrill, Jennifer Lewis, Brandon Matheson, Josh Willcox, and Jesse Romich. Major Award Recipients: (100 points +) Josh Gottselig, Karleen de Hoop, Urban Lonie, Tasha Pratchler, and Abbey Wild. Platinum Award Recipient: (200 points +) Alina Ferguson. Entertainment for the evening was Jordie Hansen who sang Imagine and Meagan Panchyk who performed a lyrical dance presentation. Also recognized: Junior Girls Curling team of Teigan Trew, Kendi Danbrook, Julia

Edwards and Nicole Adelman for winning silver medals at Districts; Junior Mixed Curling team of Chad Cardiff, Carly Erhardt, Josh Gottselig and Kaleigh Sorensen for winning the gold medals at Districts; Karleen de Hoop, Kara Gelinas and Jordana Gorrill won the CTRSF and attended the Canada Wide Science Fair in Toronto; Glen Munholland who was selected from the school to represent our province at the 39th Annual National Student Commonwealth Forum held in Ottawa from May 1-6, 2011; three WDS athletes qualified for provincials in Track and Field: Teigan Trew in the 100 m and long jump; Julia Edwards in the 1500 m and 3000 m; Jordan Schulz in the long, triple, 100 m and 200 m. Closing remarks to end the evening were made by Lucas Kelln and Abbey Wild. Awards Night coordinators were: Mrs. Marilyn Cross, Mrs. Sheila Krivoshein and Mr. Larry Mikulcik.

Congratulations Amanda Brown on receiving your degree in Business Administration, with a major in Human Resource Management from the University of Regina, June 8, 2011.

for her hard work and dedication during the time she was with us. Major Award recipients for 100 plus participation points: Grade 12 student Abbey Wild and Grade 8 student Josh Gottselig. Missing from picture: Karleen de Hoop, Urban Lonie and Tasha Pratchler.

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Athletic Award winners: Senior Boys – Noah Buzila (left), Junior Boys – Josh Gottselig, Junior Girls – Carly Erhardt. Missing from picture: Senior Girls winner, Amanda Gonsch.

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Start of school year at SIAST at risk Stalled collective bargaining may be putting the start of the 2011-12 school year at SIAST at risk, according to SIAST’s Academic and Professional Services staff. Negotiations to settle the agreements have been stalled since mediated contract talks broke off in January 2011. “Our members have told us that the offer of 5.5 per cent over three years is unacceptable and they are not interested in holding a vote on this offer,” said Jim Steele, chair of SIAST’s Academic Negotiating Committee. “A fair deal would be more in line with that provided to faculty and administrative staff at the province’s universities.” “The offer of 5.5 per cent has been refused by other workers in negotiations with this government,” said Tracey Kurtenbach, chair of SIAST’s Professional Services Negotiating Committee. “Teachers and health professionals have agreed to further negotiations; they would only do this if the government had promised more resources. We would gladly return to the table as well if the government is willing to negotiate a deal that includes increased resources.” Kurtenbach added that the staff would like to be able to get a signed collective agreement in place so that students and staff can plan for the fall.

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Ticks in Saskatchewan can carry many diseases that may be transferred to your pet when the tick bites. Female ticks produce a substance in their saliva that can cause muscle paralysis in your pet. It is important to check your pet regularly for ticks because prompt removal can stop the spread of disease. If you have found a tick on your pet, you can remove the tick by placing tweezers

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Snap It! photo contest Tourism Saskatchewan’s 10th annual ‘Snap It! The Great Saskatchewan Photo Contest’ is officially underway. The contest launch was part of Tourism Awareness Week, celebrated throughout the province from June 5-11, 2011. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit images that capture the wonders of Saskatchewan – its natural splendour, unique attractions, colourful events, and the remarkable spirit of its people and communities. There

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Viterra reports strong earnings Viterra last week announced an increase in its second quarter financial results due to strong contributions from its Australian operations. For the three months ended April 30, 2011, earnings increased 37 per cent to $128 million compared to $93 million in the same quarter last year. Year-to-date earnings are $339 million versus $183 million during the same period in fiscal 2010. Viterra’s integration of the Australian business was virtually complete as of April 30, 2011, with the Company achieving its targeted $30 million in gross synergies, six months ahead of schedule. In North America, solid contributions from grain handling and marketing and the new pasta and oat processing businesses acquired in the second half of fiscal 2010 also increased earnings for the quarter and year to date. While results were strong, cool and wet weather in Western Canada delayed seeding and has moved a portion of the company’s agri-product sales and earnings into the third quarter. Mayo Schmidt, Viterra’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our continued success in generating year-over-year earnings improvements reflect strong market fundamentals, the benefits of Viterra’s integrated business model and our continuous focus on operational efficiencies. With significant origination and infrastructure in North America and Australia and an expanded international grain presence, Viterra is meeting the growing demand for key agricultural ingredients around the globe.” On the tail of earnings increases, Viterra also declared a semi-annual cash dividend of five cents per share payable July 28, 2011 to shareholders of record on July 7, 2011. Viterra’s dividend rate is currently ten cents per share per year and is reviewed semi annually by the Board of Directors.

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After a day of fishing and a few good bites, Sean Brimacombe reeled in the catch of his life! The Lumsden resident won a $1 Million lottery prize! Sean stopped at the Craven Esso to replenish his fishing supplies and grab a few lottery tickets. He picked up three $20 Mega Money Scratch ’N Win tickets. “I don’t usually play this ticket, but it was something new that I saw and I decided to buy the last three tickets in the display,” Sean explained. “I went home, sat down, and started scratching this ticket. When I scratched Game 5, I saw three $1 Million prize amounts. I counted each of the zeros to make sure they were, in fact, $1 Million amounts – they were, but I still didn’t believe it!” Sean remembered. “I was instantly crying.” Sean has plans to help his family, pay off his mortgage and business loan and pay for his upcoming wedding. “It’s such a nice feeling to have no debt; the idea of that still hasn’t really hit me.”

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I once read a statement which was so powerful that I have never forgotten it: you create as much harm when you take offence, as when you give offence. It had never occurred to me that taking offence could be a harmful act. Upon reflection, I realized that taking offence can actually be an aggressive stance. Think about it; when we take offence we are saying

that another person did something wrong. We are judging that person for a sin of commission or omission. We are choosing to be hurt, because by our rules and/or expectations, they should have behaved differently. Those who have many expectations about how others should respond to them are often upset a lot, because people do not always do what we wish they would. Now just to clarify, I am not talking here about real offences, such as lying, cheating or stealing. It is the perceived offences, such as someone not making us important enough, or central in their decisions, plans or actions. We are being co-dependent when our mood, feelings, or sense of worth depend on another. A sure signal that co-dependence is operating is when we think or say:

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Silton / Sask Beach / Kannata Valley News Mae Clarke • 729-3014   Kannata Valley Garage Sale held on Saturday, June 4 was a huge success. There were approximately 13 tables and items of every description. The hotdog stand was a sell out and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. The items that did not sell were delivered to Value Village and Canadian Mental Health in Regina. All in all everyone walked away happy and a sum of $1,171.00 was raised for our village. The monies will likely be put towards beach facilities and repair, after the high water completely ruined the existing area.   Beth Hurst our village clown dressed up in garage sale items and was the hit of the day!   Yours truly was away in Cal-

gary for ten days visiting with her daughter and family. I returned home the day of my birthday and my hubby being the extravagant type of man he is, purchased a ‘belly dancing’ wrap from the garage sale, this being my birthday gift. Good job Beth! Not sure he purchased this for me to dance for him or whether he is going to dance for me for our wedding anniversary in July.   Glad to hear the farmers are getting the crops in despite all the moisture, now we just need some sun. Also, reports are that fishing has been very good on Last Mountain Lake, even just casting right off the shore.   Until next week, keep smiling! -Mae Clarke

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  Your ball ended up in a bunker. You take a swing at it and guess what? It’s still in the bunker. Not a favourite result but one that sometimes happens. The bunker is a long one and you wish you could clean up the area you just hit from before moving forward to hit again. You can! The exception under Rule 13-4 allows you to do so as long as it doesn’t improve the area for the next stroke. So you can rake the spot with no penalty. BUT if by some piece of bad luck your next shot hits the lip of the bunker and ends up back in that raked area, you would be subject to a penalty of two strokes under Rule 13-2 for improving your lie. So if you have any chance of ending up in the area you want to rake and your ball is still in that bunker, wait until you’ve made it out of the bunker before you rake. Brian Lee Executive Director, Golf Saskatchewan

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One person’s junk is my garden treasure   Well, it is finally spring and box of seashells. These won’t regarage sale time is in full swing. mind her of the original owner’s When I first moved to Saskatoon, vacation memories, obviously, I went to garage sales as a way but they will look great to a highto get to know the city and the light to a rock garden or used to different neighbourhoods. But embellish home made stepping when I found a few things that stones. Broken terracotta, dishes, were brand new and still in their marbles, pottery and coloured original package for next to noth- glass could also add colour to ing, I was hooked. Now I find I home made pots and planters. need to exercise a great deal of   Garage sales are held all over willpower to fight an overpower- the city every weekend during ing urge to stop at any garage sale the non-winter months. My favourite, by far, is the huge annual along my way.   And it’s not only useful house- Montgomery neighbourhood hold item that I’ve been able to garage sale (first Saturday in get for a bargain, but I’ve also May) and it has got to be the bigfound many things that I’ve re- gest sale ever. I’ve been to other purposed to work in my garden, neighbourhood, or street sales, and over the years I but that one has got have collected quite to be the biggest a few garden treahappening ever. It sures. For example, had the feeling of a discarded wrought a county fair. I like iron lamppost added it because so many a vertical dimension families participate to the garden and and you don’t have climbing place for far to go to the next my clematis and sale. This year, as rose bush. I enalways, it was bumjoy looking at two per-to-bumper trafcarved, white Athafic. People that had basca chicks, floatbeen in previous ing along in a sea Sheila bought this years were smart: of hens and chicks. ceramic horse’s head they brought their An opportunity was at this year’s annual bikes. They drove missed when I ar- Montgomery neigh- to just outside of rived just in time to bourhood garage sale the neighbourhood, see another shopper in Saskatoon. She parked their car, scooping up a bro- plans to paint it purple and then rode from ken wrought iron and place in an empty sale to sale on their chair for a song. I corner of her garden. bikes. You can stay could see the joy all day: there were in her eyes as she clenched her several organizations selling hot treasure. She knew that it would dogs, hamburgers and beverages, show off her potted ivies quite and there were ‘johnny-on-thenicely. The previous owner ap- spots’ (portable restrooms) availparently couldn’t figure out what able. In fact you could spend all anyone would want with a bro- day and still not see it all. My big ken chair, but was glad to have it find was a large, yellow ceramic carted away rather than resigning horse’s head that I am going to it to the dump. paint purple and place in an emp  Let your imagination run wild. ty corner of my garden. Because That old worn-out boot with a I was walking, and the head was hole at the toe or in the sole could way too heavy to carry, I made hold plants. A mirror strategically note of the house number after placed could give another dimen- I paid for it and drove back later sion to a shadowy corner. I’ve when I was ready to go home. even seen old toilets and bathtubs   I will soon run out of space in used as planters. Don’t throw it my garden for many more finds, out, find another use for it and but that’s ok because I think I save it from crowding the landfill. will start changing things so that Those shells and treasured stones you will find something new from some wonderful vacation every time you come to see my you took a while ago could now garden. And this will give me an trigger memories when viewed opportunity to pass on my finds every day in your garden. In fact, to other treasure seekers with my just this past weekend I saw a own garage sale someday. shopper who just bought a huge -article and photos by Sheila Liota

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Nascar champ most influential pro athlete   Kobe Bryant? No. Tom Brady? Sidney Crosby? LeBron James? No, no and no. Tiger Woods? No!, with an exclamation point.   So who is the most influential person in North American professional sports in 2011?   You might be surprised to learn that it’s not a player from one of the major sports – baseball, football, basketball, hockey. It’s not an Olympian. It’s not Lance Armstrong.   No. 1 on the list for 2011 is NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, who has won the Sprint Cup Series every year since 2006.   Johnson leads a trio of auto racers on the ‘Most Influential’ list, ahead of No. 3 Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and No. 8 Jeff Gordon.   Having three drivers among the top 10 is proof of a resurgence of NASCAR, say Gerry Philpott, CEO of E-Poll, the California company which conducted the poll. “People are becoming more aware of the drivers this year,” he said.   The pollsters said that responders didn’t support Johnson because of any great deal of charisma, “but he’s great at what he does,” siad Philpott. “He’s also appealing to many fans because he seems to be just like them – the guy next door who just happens to double as the best driver on the NASCAR circuit.”   Johnson and his No. 48 Chevy haven’t been burn-

ing up the race tracks this year, winning only once in the first 18 races, and his string of championships might be ending at five come this fall after the 2011 Chase for the championship, the season-ending 10-race series that separates the men from the boys. Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards have been the class of NASCAR this year, with Harvick posting three victories and Edwards leading the point standings.   Still, Johnson is having an ‘off year’ and still has fallen only to third place. Give him a chance to get a few things figured out and the most influential athlete in professional sports today may just enhance that status with a sixth straight Sprint Cup title this November.   For the record, here’s the complete list: 1. Jimmie Johnson; 2. Tom Brady; 3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr; 4. Shaquille O’Neal; 5. Michael Phelps; 6. Troy Polamalu; 7. Peyton Manning; 8. Jeff Gordon; 9. LeBron James; 10. Tim Tebow.   • Comedy writer Jerry Perisho: “Dan Wheldon won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 race. Danica Patrick finished 10th, but she was able to get her mascara and lipstick on during the last laps, so she looked fabulous exiting her vehicle.”   • Perisho again: “At age 38, the Dallas Mavericks’ Jason Kidd is the oldest guard to ever start an NBA Finals game. Officials will never call him for traveling; ‘shuffling’, maybe.”

  • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “Some say (Heat coach Eric) Spoelstra is a coach like a bat boy manages a baseball team, but that’s not fair. The baseball players sometimes listen and talk to the bat boy.”   • From Golf.com: “The last time Masters champion Charl Schwartzel wore his green jacket in public was at Wentworth in late May at the BMW PGA Championship, when the European Tour had an awards dinner and asked him to wear his prestigious prize. One problem: It was a black-tie dinner. ‘And I’m dressed up in a green jacket,’ Schwartzel said. ‘Most people thought I was a waiter’.”   • Greg Cote, Miami Herald: “Those Guys Have All the Fun, the behind-thescenes opus about ESPN, is now in bookstores. Meaning the network infamous for its egos and self-promotion, is now the subject of a 745-page book. Good God. It’s like giving Charles Barkley a louder microphone.”   • Tennis player Andy Murray, in an on-court interview, on playing with an ankle injury in the French Open: “I got more pills in me than Ozzy Osbourne.”   • Comedy writer Alan Ray, on the mixed reaction to Ohio State coach Jim Tressel’s resignation: “While some of his players wept, others sold his office furniture on eBay.”   • Snipped from Dwight Perry’s column in the Seattle Times: “With California preacher Harold Camping

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Small convocates   Katelyn Victoria Small convocated from the University of Regina on June 8, 2011 with her Bachelor of Business Administration with a Cooperative Education Designation, with a Major in Human Resources. Katelyn also holds a Motion Picture Arts Degree in Acting which she earned at Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta in 2007. She is a 2003 graduate of William Derby School in Strasbourg. She resides in Regina and is now employed with Minds Eye Entertainment as Business Affairs Coordinator where her responsibilities include all business aspects of film production including acquiring funding.   Katelyn is the daughter of Vicki and Lance Cornwell of Strasbourg, and sister to Aaron (Erin) Small and David (Celeste) Small, and Kelly (Alana) Cornwell, and auntie to Luke, Ethan, Aleaha, Emma, Zachariah and Madyson. Her grandparents are Dick and Jean Edwards of Strasbourg, Sam and Evelyn Small of Silton, and Roy Cornwell of Strasbourg.   Katelyn’s family very proudly congratulates Katelyn on her achievements!

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June is the ‘purr-fect’ time to adopt a feline friend   The Humane Society of Canada is asking anyone who is thinking of adopting a pet to consider going to their local animal shelter or rescue group instead of a pet shop or backyard breeder. According to Al Hickey, the Society’s Western Regional Director, there are thousands of cats currently waiting for adoption in humane societies, SPCAs, animal shelters and rescue groups across Canada.   “Unfortunately, there are always plenty of cats to choose from,” says Hickey. “However, especially during spring time animal rescue workers are often overwhelmed by the tremendous number of kittens and young cats who are homeless. And while kittens are cute and adorable, adopters should not overlook the mature cats who are waiting to be adopted as well. Kittens can be a lot of work and they require considerable attention. Mature cats also make great companions and often aren't as ‘high maintenance’.” He adds that June is often an excellent month in which to adopt a feline in need because children, and many of their parents, are about to go on vacation. This can be an ideal time to get a new cat adjusted and acclimatized to their new family and home.   Most people don’t realize that over a seven year period, two cats and their offspring can theoretically produce a staggering 420,000 kittens. Buying cats from commercial breeders or pet stores only adds to the tragic situation. By adopting cats in need from animal charities you can be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem, the Society says.  - source: Humane Society of Canada

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Former Highways minister dies Bob Long, former MLA and Minister of Highways in the 1980s Allan Blakeney government, has died at the age of 74. Cause of death was not disclosed, however he was known to be in failing health in recent years. Long farmed near Lloydminster and was active in the NDP at the local level prior to being elected as the NDP MLA for Cut Knife-Lloydminster

in 1978. He was appointed Minister of Highways and Transportation in 1980. Long was defeated in the Grant Devine PC sweep in 1982 but remained active in politics, serving as party president and helping to guide the NDP back into government in 1991. He later served as chairman of the Highway Traffic Board. His funeral was held in Lloydminster on Friday, June 10.

Housing starts move higher Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) last week released preliminary results of its monthly survey of residential construction. Housing starts in Regina totalled 116 units in May, up from 83 units recorded in May 2010. In the Saskatoon, homebuilders poured foundations for 226 housing units in May, an improvement from the 205 housing starts recorded a year earlier. Increased production of multiple-unit homes also contributed to the gains in both centres. The above numbers include both single-detached homes, and others. Regina’s builders started 91 single-detached homes in May, bringing the year-to-date total to 342. Multifamily starts, which consist of semi-detached units, row houses, and apartments, totalled 25 units in May, with the year-to-date total being 246, about 70 per cent higher than during the same period last year. In Saskatoon, to the end of May, 586 single-detached units were started and 639 singledetached units were under construction across the CMA. “While the gains after five months have been impressive in both Regina and Saskatoon, the rates of increase are expected to moderate over the balance of the year,” a CMHC spokesman said.

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The following article by Edna Peeke is the 22nd in the series of articles on the Semans branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in particular, and the history and importance of the Legion organization in general. Please watch future issues for more articles, and if you have suggestions or comments please contact Edna Peeke in Semans, or send your comments directly to the Last Mountain Times. 2007 Our branch held seven meetings during the year with eight to 12 members attending. January 4, 2007 – The December minutes, treasurer’s report and correspondence was read. A motion was made to write the Department of Education and ask to purchase history books on the Legion and Veterans for school libraries. There was discussion on hall use donations. February 7, 2007 – There was discussion on the 2008 Homecoming, Strathcona Mounted Troops coming and the Legion putting a float in the parade. Fundraising was discussed – the Trunk Raffle and the One Night Stay for Two at Moose Jaw Temple Garden Spa or a money raffle? A motion was put forth regarding a resolution to send to Command that the Legion Auxiliary members may join the Legion and their membership years of service be included. March 2, 2007 – 1:00 p.m. – Zone Commander John Hicks, Padre Jonathan Bloomfield, Motyas Pal and Edna Peeke met at Raymore School to present the 2006 awards. Twentynine students received first, second and third at branch level in ten categories. There were two firsts and two seconds at Zone Level and two third winners at District Level. 172 entries had been judged on November 24, 2006 by eight of our local helpers. On March 6, 2007, Mark Ladner and Jonathan Bloomfield were initiated into Semans Legion. Dave Eden agreed to make another trunk, and 300 tickets were to be printed for the spa raffle. The sale of ‘We Support Our Troops’ magnets went well. On March 31, 2007, the District 4 Rally was held at Watson #272. Twenty-seven zone branches attended with 101 members. Everett Whelan of Birch Hills was elected as District Commander and Delores Zelinski of Wishart as Deputy District Commander. Branches to host the District Curling, Bowling, Cribbage, Darts, Golf for 2008-09 was decided. April 29, 2007 – Zone 4 Rally was held at Wynyard #101. Bud O’Connor was elected as Zone 2 Commander and Delores Zelinski as Deputy Zone Commander. Roll Call: WWII – 15; Peacetime – 5; NATO – 1; Reserve – 2; RCMP –1 with 12 life members and 14 associate. Five members attended from

Semans, two from Nokomis, 11 from Wynyard and one from Punnichy. June 26, 2007 – The usual order of business took place. Ian Richardson’s membership application was accepted. Four members volunteered to put new posts in on the welcome sign by the flowerbed. John Hicks, Syd Dudley and Mark Ladner to arrange Semans Legion 80th Anniversary Service on November 11. October 2, 2007, was the first meeting after summer break with the usual order of business. The sickness and distress report mentioned long-time member Des Peeke was now in Last Mountain Pioneer Home. The Literacy, Poem and Poster material was delivered to Raymore School and the Poppy supplies were ordered. The November 11 service was discussed. The Poppy Campaign at Raymore was set for October 27 with John Hicks and Mike Pal and at Semans with Syd Dudley, Edna Peeke, Ken Duffield and Tom Anderson canvassing. The draw for the Trunk and Spa was to be made November 11 after the supper. At the November 6, 2007 meeting, the usual order of business was followed by a report of the Poppy Campaign. Noon lunch after the Remembrance Day Service was to be sandwiches, pickles, veggies and dip, squares/cookies and

beverages. Semans Legion again would obtain a square on the 4-H Christmas Greeting Board. A reminder was given to all members and sponsors of Raymore School Remembrance Day service on November 8 at 1:00 p.m. with lunch prior. Following the closing ceremony, it was time for lunch and visiting over apple coffee cake, cheese, cookies and beverages. The Remembrance Day service was held at Semans Gym at 10:45 a.m. Those taking part in the service were: MC Legion Padre Jonathan Bloomfield, Sgt. at Arms John Hicks and the wreaths were placed by Staff Sgt. Dave Thoen, Patti Braun, Mark Ladner and Motyas Pal. Roll Call for WWI and WWII for Semans was by Lyle Findlay and Ken Duffield and for Raymore by Motyas Pal. The Prayer for Peace was by Lynn Gettis, scripture reading by Rev. Robin Sherman, ‘Friends’ of Raymore sang I See a New Heaven. The address was by Pastor Ray Dahlen. An essay and poem from Raymore School was read. Two other hymns were sung accompanied by Donna Oblander. While lunch was set out, ‘Friends’ led a sing-a-long medley of war songs. On the back of the program was a poem entitled Remember Us – a verse for a solder, nurse, mother, veteran and poppy. This poem was written by Erica Bennett of Dodsland. She was

second place winner in Senior Poems – Plenty Branch #177. A banner hung on the wall for all to sign and leave a message to support our troops and it was then sent to Afghanistan to the members of the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry from Raymore and surrounding communities. Supper was prepared by Janet and Barry from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Winner of the trunk commemorating 80 years of Semans Legion #108 was Phyllis James and Laurice Martin won the spa stay. On December 4, 2007, following an opening ceremony, the membership applications of Beth Anderson, Tyler MacMurchy, Shawn Bloomfield and Wanda Bloomfield were prepared and accepted. The Poppy Campaign was successful and much appreciated. There were 93 entries in the poem and poster competition. Branch winners to receive Legion certificates. The Poppy Fund percentage was to be divided amongst the three care homes and Veteran’s Comfort Fund. The officer’s for 2008 were nominated: president – John Hicks, 1st vice-president – Mark Ladner, secretary – Lyle Findlay, treasurer – Flo Bains, memberships – John Hicks, sickness and distress – Ken Duffield, poppy chairman – Syd Dudley. -Edna Peeke

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Ag critics appointed   The Liberal Party of Canada has appointed MP Frank Valeriote as its new critic for agriculture and agri-food, rural affairs and auto policy. Valeriote, MP for Guelph since October 2008, replaces former long-term opposition agriculture critic, Wayne Easter who was appointed international trade critic. The New Democrats have named Malcolm Allen as critic for agriculture.

Oberg 2011 Census of Agriculture   Farmers are being reminded that they can help to create re-elected an up-to-date picture of agriculture in Canada by completand returning the 2011 Census of Agriculture queschair of CWB ing tionnaire. The data “snapshot” captured by the Census of   Allen Oberg was re-elected as chair of the CWB board of directors at its regularly scheduled meeting in Winnipeg on June 2. Oberg is an elected farmer director from Forestburg, Alberta. He serves from District 5, where he runs a grain and cattle operation. He was first elected to the CWB board of directors by producers in his district in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Agriculture every five years highlights trends and new developments in agriculture.   The farm industry, as a whole, benefits from census data in that agricultural producer groups are guided by data from the census when informing their membership about industry trends and developments; putting operators’ viewpoints before legislators and the Canadian public; and defending their interests in international trade negotiations. Governments use census data to make decisions about crop insurance, agricultural credit policies, transportation, market services and international trade. Census information also helps other businesses market their products and services to farm operators and is a valuable tool when making production and investment decisions.

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Paradigms shift in agriculture   The annual meeting for the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association was June 6 and 7 in Swift Current. What a difference from past years. The beef industry is profitable, pastures are green and hay fields are lush. In fact, what a difference there is in many aspects of agriculture these days.   It’s been nearly 10 years since cow-calf producers made some decent money. While the BSE (mad cow disease) outbreak has forever changed the industry, it’s no longer a serious limiting factor for exports and therefore prices. Even the strong by Kevin Hursh value of the Canadian dollar has been unable to thwart profitability.   On top of that, for the second year in a row, the southern Prairies are wet and green. During many of the Stock Grower conventions of the past, drought was the big issue. Now, flooded land is the main production limiting factor.   It’s one of those rare times when both cattle and grain producers are doing well. Through history, when one is making money, the other has typically been depressed.   Grain prices remain strong and in many cases values are flirting with record highs. Anyone able to grow a decent crop is going to make money this year. High grain prices have been fleeting in the past. This time, there seems to be more staying power.   And while some input costs are rising, many are actually falling. Competition from generic herbicides has decreased weed control costs dramatically. Fertilizer prices are strong, but haven’t shot up to the untenable levels seems a couple years ago. And the cost of borrowing money remains a bargain.   The businesses that serve farmers are also doing well financially. Consolidation has continued among farm equipment dealerships and farm input suppliers, but this hasn’t been driven by financial distress.   For better or worse, the single desk selling authority of the Canadian Wheat Board is coming to an end. This will mean a dramatic change in how wheat, durum and barley are marketed. And the age-old debate over the merits of single desk selling will eventually become academic.   While it still isn’t easy for young people to get a start in agriculture, there is a return of young people to the land. With the improved economics, there now seems to be a future in both grain and beef.   No one is running to Ottawa demanding more ad hoc farmer payments these days. In fact, debate over the structure of existing farm support programs is largely absent.   Both provincially and federally there are governments supported by the majority of the farming and rural population. And the feds even have a majority to work with now.   Some long-time irritants to the farm population, such as the education tax on farmland have been addressed. The long gun registry should also be on its way out.   There are always problems and issues that arise and the weather is always a wild card. Still, this is a special time for those in the farming business. There’s money to be made and fewer impediments than usual standing in the way. And some of the old ‘truths’ have evaporated.   Grain and cattle prices can both be profitable at the same time. Good grain prices are not always short-lived. Farm input costs do sometimes drop. Governments do sometimes listen to farm concerns. Young people can return to the farm. Agriculture doesn’t have to be a welfare case.   Goodness knows what challenges the next two, five and 10 years will bring. But at least for now, it’s a good time to be a farmer or rancher in Saskatchewan. Kevin Hursh is a consulting agrologist and farmer based in Saskatoon.



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PAMI puts biodiesel to work on farms   Good news for farmers contemplating biodiesel use: A new report shows biodiesel is a strong, viable choice for Western Canadian producers. The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) last week released a compilation of several studies that showed biofuels perform well in prairie farm equipment. Western Canadian farmers are major consumers of diesel fuel which is used in most types of farm equipment.   “For both environmental and cost reasons, some producers have been looking for alternatives to conventional diesel fuels. But, until now, many weren’t sure if bio-based fuels would measure up to conventional fuels. We can now say with confidence that they do,” says David Gullacher, President and CEO of PAMI.   PAMI’s biodiesel research was supported by 10 public and private funding agencies from across Western Canada. Among the findings in PAMI’s report: In lab tests, PAMI measured the effect on engine horsepower for a range of biodiesel blends, from five

per cent to 100 per cent biodiesel. The blends were also tested with various newer and older engine types. Except at the highest levels of biodiesel blend, no significant loss of power was discovered.   PAMI also explored the concern that biodiesel quality deteriorates after long storage in cold weather. In PAMI’s tests, biodiesel remained fully potent after two winters. The tests were carried out using both external storage tanks and the engine’s own fuel tank. The fuels after storage were proven to meet the globallyrecognized standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials.   In addition to lab tests, PAMI collaborated in a one-year trial in Manitoba to gather feedback from producers about the use of biodiesel-fuelled equipment on active farms. Producers reported few differences compared to conventional fuel.   “This is exciting information not only for producers but for the Prairie economy as a whole. Western Canada is a natural place to build a vibrant biofuels industry. For the farm-

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Drake News Dorothy Wolter • 363-2148   The University of Saskatchewan Spring Convocation happened recently in Saskatoon and scanning through the mountain of papers it seems that every continent, every city, town, village, hamlet in the world was represented. There were two graduates from Drake: James Q. Bartel, and William Bryce Bartel.   The George Friesen funeral was held from Drake North Star Mennonite Church, on June 3, with Pastor Emily Toews officiating.   Doug Bartel planted a 7’ to 8’ evergreen on the front lawn of the Drake Village office on the corner of Francis Street.   I have a young lady on my birthday list and her name is

spelled Franziska (first name), but I may have misspelled the name or have the wrong date. I have spent the last seventy years trying to get my name spelled correctly. Jeschke was seldom spelled right, now Wolter. For the last fifty one years I still get Walter, or Walters or Wolters. And Dorothy also becomes Dorthy sometimes.   On June 4, Jim and Belle Mullet observed a 63rd anniversary, and on June 5, a 50th anniversary celebration was held for Myrven and Marjorie Kline in the Drake Silver Sages. Condolences are extended to the family and friends of Nellie Nakoneshny, who passed away June 2 in Lanigan hospital at age 90. Nellie taught school, then

Obituary George Friesen   Gerhard (George) Friesen was born to Jacob J. and Katherine (Penner) Friesen on October 25, 1925 in Drake, Saskatchewan. In 1930, George moved with his family to Dafoe, Saskatchewan, where he attended Copeland School for a few years. In the spring of 1936, George and his family moved back to the farm northeast of Drake.   George worked in the coal mines in East Coulee, Alberta, for one winter with his brother, Dave, and then returned to the Drake area to farm with his parents. In 1948, George’s parents retired and moved into Drake. George continued farming with Dave.   George was baptized in the North Star Mennonite Church in Drake on June 27, 1948.   On October 12, 1950, George married Martha Alma Dick of Drake. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Shirley, Doug and Shelly.   He continued farming until 1999. Farming was a way of life for him. Even though he was retired, he enjoyed helping others with their farming, whether it was doing fieldwork or trucking grain during harvest time.   George was active in the community as well. He served on the Credit Union Board for a number of years. In 1974, the Town of Drake presented him with the Citizen of the Year award.   George took pride in his family, and he especially enjoyed his visits with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He tried to make time for all of our activities while he farmed.   After a short, courageous battle with cancer, George passed away on May 28, 2011 in the Lanigan Union Hospital.   George was predeceased by: his parents, Jacob and Katherine Friesen; two sisters, Tina Friesen and Helen Ewert; five brothers, Abraham (infant), Jake, John, Abe and Dave.   George will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by: his wife of 60 years, Martha; daughter, Shirley (Doug Robertson) and Melanie Nicol (Jonathan Taylor) and Melanie’s dad, Dave Nicol; son, Doug (Angie) and family, Andrew (Andrya) and their children, Brooklyn and Meadow, and Katherine; daughter, Shelly (Ken Robinson) and family, Chantel (Kiel Peterson) and Evan, as well as many other relatives and friends.   A funeral service celebrating the life of George Friesen was held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at North Star Mennonite Church in Drake, Saskatchewan. Pastor was Reverend Emily Toews. Scripture was read by Chantel Robinson. Special Music was by Melanie Nicol. Life Story was read by Shirley Friesen. Pianist was Josie Braun and Organist was Marjorie Kline. Urn Bearer was Evan Robinson. Sound was by Peter Nicholson. Ushers were Duane McLaren and Shawn Wolfe. Guestbook Attendants were Katherine Friesen and Carol Cousins. Memorial table was by Eleonora Schmidt and Lynda Wolfe. The committal service took place in the Drake Cemetery. Family and friends joined in a fellowship luncheon in the Drake Community Centre following the graveside service. The family is grateful to all who came to share in this service and also for the many expressions of love and sympathy.   For those so wishing, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.   Fotheringham-McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.

married in 1943 and moved to Lanigan in ‘73.   On June 6, Katherine Funk had Florence Boechler, and Dorothy Wolter as guests to help Margaret Bartel celebrate her 87th birthday. All four ladies live in the villa. Get well wishes, thinking of, and prayers for Wally Penner in Nokomis Health Centre, Helen Boene, George Bergen, Martha Friesen and family, Ben Neufeld, Erwin Bartel and Nellie Bartel, as well as to anyone in the hospital, lodge, or at home and just not feeling up to par.   A few ladies held a surprise house warming party on June 5 for Lynda Wolfe, a resident of the condo. Dorothy Wolter travelled to Watrous on June 6 and ran into an old time friend Mae Rintoul at Peachwood Restaurant, she is one of the Salvation

Army’s Home League group ladies.   Oh, the warmth of spring thaws the cold earth, and awakens the sap to rise through the roots. The trunk tips of branches of trees, shrubs, flowers and weeds, bingo, a small bud appears which soon forms a leaf and new seen colours, of green and all of the many flowers. Oh spring is here, enjoy it as summer begins June 21! - Dorothy Wolter

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Regular Classifieds on Page 18 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for a certified Journeyman 40 ton crane operators ASAP. Excellent wages, full benefits after 90 days, profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days, full-time career minded individuals preferred. Please send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. - $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Full-time career minded individuals preferred. Send resume to: joe@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview.

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Russell Regional Multiplex requires a fulltime General Manager /Events Coordinator for their new multipurpose facility. Closing date: June 17. Contact Robin, 204-773-2422 or email cerf@russellmb.com. VERMILION CHRYSLER requires experienced Auto Technician. 2nd, 3rd year Apprentice or Journeyman. Benefit package, competitive wages. Send resume: vcparts@telus.net. Fax 780-853-4753. WELDERS! Do All Metal Fabricating Ltd in Estevan SK is currently hiring Welders! Offering: Temp. Staff housing based on availability, Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSPs & Apprenticeship Opportunities. Apply to Chelsea by Email cfitzgerald@doallmetal.com or Fax 306-634-8389

Full time farm help with experience in operating farm equipment & driving trucks. Must also have experience in maintenance & repair of equipment. phone 306-524-4524 GRADUATING? The trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-854-3141 or email:chrysler@telusplanet.net. NEED A HOME PHONE? Cable TV or High Speed Internet? We Can Help. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect.

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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

LAND WANTED – 4 to 6 quarters of land in RMS of 219 or 220 preferred, suitable for alfalfa seed production. Buy or rent, land must be well drained, must have 10%-20% natural bush, shelter belts are an option, prefer land be reasonably close together, prefer one yard-site with power, machinery storage is preferred. Please call: Reg and Ruth Greve 306528-4610, email: grevealfalfabees@yourlink.ca. Website: grevefarms.com 28-31c

Danceland, Manitou Beach offers entertainment for: June 18 – Saskatoon Rhythmaires, oldtime, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Buffet before every Saturday dance, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Phone 1-800-2675037 for info or reservations. Check our website at www.danceland.ca for updated schedule or e-mail danceland@sasktel.net 31c Interlake Human Resources Corporation announces their Annual General Meeting June 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Watrous Interlake building, 116 Main Street. Everyone is welcome. 29-31c HARDING, Raymond– You are invited to a celebration of Raymond Harding’s life in the Venn Hall, Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a brief program followed by lunch and visiting. We are hoping for a nice day, so please bring a lawn chair, as seating is limited. No cards please, you have already remembered us in this way. 31-32c Raymond’s family

We wish to thank the many, many friends and family for their expressions of sympathy, cards, donations, food and the many memories that were shared with us upon Mom’s passing. The outpouring of remembrances, stories and special words will be with us forever. Thanks also to Donna Rumpel, The United Church Choir, pianist Barrie Gwillim and Hansen’s Funeral Home for all the effort that was put into the funeral. Thanks also to the United Church Women for the luncheon. We truly appreciated the wonderful celebration that resulted. We know that, though Willa may be gone, she will not be forgotten. Bill, Gail, David and Jenna Modeland 31c We would like to express our most heartfelt thanks for the flowers, cards, food trays, baking, etc. Thank you to everyone that has made donations in lieu of the cancelled Steaknight Fundraiser to help cover costs incurred in our many trips and stays in the hospital during Larry’s illness. Your generosity, kind words and acts of support have been greatly appreciated by myself and my family. Thank you to Guy Hansen for all his help, to Dr. Lim, Maureen Ferguson for her concern and guidance and to the RUH staff for staying in close touch. Our sincere thanks once again. Linda Wilde, Tracy, Dallas and kids, 31c Cody and Jenna

FOR SALE– Why Pay More Elsewhere? “Everyday Low Price”. All major appliances selling at cost + $10. Watrous Furniture & Appliances, 9463542. 25ctf Wine Making Kit. Call Don at 725-4147. 30-31c 16 ft. 5th Wheel Stock Trailer with Hitch. Call Don at 725-4147. 30-31c Dirty, smelly dugout water? Hard and iron filled well water? I can help with an all natural solution. Call Dryland Naturals 306-7254431 for further information. 30-33p(6t) HISTORY BOOKS FOR SALE– Two copies of Between Longlake and Last Mountain: Bulyea, Duval and Strasbourg for sale. Phone Edith Decker at 725-4273. 31c FOR SALE – 20% less than cost, brand new sliding double paned argon filled vinyl windows. Sizes: 50”x48”, 61”x30”, and 21”x48.” Phone 306-725-3288. 31-33p(6t)

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Federal budget reaction   The Stephen Harper Conservative Government re-introduced its pre-election budget last week, as the House of Commons began its late spring sitting.   Regina Lumdsen – Lake Centre Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski is applauding the budget as the next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, saying it will have positive benefits for Saskatchewan families, seniors and job-creating businesses. “Canada is weathering the global recession in a stronger position than nearly all major economies, with nearly 540,000 new jobs created since July 2009. But the global economy is still fragile, we need to stay focused on the economy,” said Lukiwski. “The next phase of our Conservative Government’s Plan keeps taxes low to promote jobs and economic growth, while supporting Saskatchewan families and seniors.”   Lukiwski noted that the reintroduced budget includes: a new hiring credit for small business to support local job growth, an expanded work sharing program, and major new investments to help the agriculture, forestry and mining sectors grow; up to $5,000 in grants for Saskatchewan

families to make their homes more energy efficient; up to $840 in new annual financial support for needy Saskatchewan seniors; a new Family Caregivers Tax Credit, a new Children’s Arts Tax Credit; loan forgiveness to attract doctors and nurses to rural Saskatchewan; a new $3,000 volunteer firefighters’ tax credit; and the waiving of license renewal fees for hunters and firearm owners.

and more. He added that in 2011-12, Saskatchewan will see record high major federal transfers totalling over $1.2 billion.   The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reacted with tepid support towards the budget, while commending the federal government for its modest plan to balance the budget, move to eliminate political welfare and for making the Gas Tax Transfer permanent. CTF National Research Director, Derek Fildebrandt said, “Following our National Debt Clock Tour, Prime Minister Harper made a pledge to balance the budget by 2014. It can and should be balanced sooner, but we are nonetheless pleased to see a modest move in the right direction found in this budget.”   Fildebrandt note that before the budget is balanced, $158.9 billion in new debt will have been accumulated since 2008, a sum greater than the debt accumulated during both world wars combined, even after adjusting for inflation.   The Grain Growers of Canada says their members look forward to improved market access in many key countries in the coming years as well as the opportunities created through removing the

Tom Lukiwski   Lukiwski also said the Conservative majority government is investing in the economy by helping Saskatchewan farmers with a new $50 million Agricultural Innovation Initiative; increased support for research and technology; improved federal student loans program for Saskatchewan students;

Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on wheat and barley.   “We look forward to working with the Government and the Canadian Wheat Board to design an effective and competitive model for the CWB in the open market,” said Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada. “There is a lot of work to do between now and fall when new legislation will be introduced, and although some will want to waste that time wringing hands and gnashing teeth, the reality is, with a clear majority this change is coming.”   “Canadian farmers can look forward to increasing their market access thanks to the federal government’s aggressive free trade strategy,” said Richard Phillips, Executive Director of the Grain Growers. “Strengthening trade and business partnerships with the European Union and with India, some of the largest markets in the world, is good common sense and it is good news for Canadian farmers. We are also pleased with the announcement of a $50 million fund for research and innovation. Farmers from across Canada have lobbied aggressively for the Government to invest in this area.”

  The right-leaning Fraser Institute was a little more critical than expected, saying the federal budget was all ‘political spin.’ The institute said, in reality, the Conservatives’ plan increases the federal tax take, increases government spending, fails to provide a truly austere plan to balance the budget, and will do little to improve economic growth and create jobs.   “Indeed, a more fitting title for the budget would have been A High-Tax Plan for More Government Spending – not exactly the message the Conservatives want to send Canadians,” said Niels Veldhuis, Vice-president, Research for the Fraser Institute.   “In keeping with the political spin, the government claimed the budget will “keep taxes low and take actions to foster long term growth. Yet taxes are hardly low. This year, Tax Freedom Day, the day the average Canadian family has earned enough income to pay all the taxes levied on it by government, fell on June 6 (coincidentally the same day the Conservatives tabled their budget). In other words, if we had to pay all of our taxes up front, we would have to send each and every dollar earned from January 1 to June 5 to

government. Unfortunately, this budget will not result in an earlier Tax Freedom Day as the total federal tax take is expected to increase to 13.4 per cent of GDP in 2015/16 from 12.8 per cent in 2010/11,” Veldhuis added.   The Mining Association of Canada applauded several measures in the budget. “The mining industry is an engine of economic growth in Canada”, said Pierre Gratton, MAC’s President and CEO, “And we applaud the measures in the budget that support and enhance that growth, measures such as ongoing reductions in Canada’s corporate tax rate; continued support for enhanced flow-through shares; and support for strategic infrastructure investments like the construction of an all-season road between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk; and enabling Ridley Terminals to borrow from capital markets so it can proceed with much-needed facility expansion plans. The Canadian mining industry accounts for some 19 per cent of Canadian exports, contributes over $10 billion in annual payments to governments, and provides business for 3,200 supplier companies, including around half of the freight revenue of Canada’s railroads.

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PUZZLE NO. 562

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ACROSS 1. Property measure 5. Without 9. Dangle 12. Tree liquid 15. Hoodlum 16. Hearty food 17. Cassowary’s cousin 18. Civil War side, briefly 19. Metallic sound 20. Israeli circle dance 21. Talk 23. Black cuckoo 24. Tofu matter 25. Beer ingredient 27. Aid a felon 28. 18th-century French   style 30. Strong cotton 31. Take out 32. Model wood

34. Love affair 37. Decorous 40. Spock’s eyebrow shape,   often 42. Light wind 46. Moratorium 47. Furthermore 48. Break a ____ (good   luck) 49. Bagel topper 50. “Shogun” wear 51. Tout on TV 53. First number 54. Perfect: hyph. 55. Besides 56. Donate 57. Fight 58. Shaking 60. Skirt type 61. Refine 62. Monkey business?

64. Good-bye 66. Antlered creature 69. Dye chemical 71. Cancel 75. “For ____ the Bell   Tolls” 76. Romanov title 77. Horned viper 78. “Animal House”   letter 79. On again, off again 81. Competent 83. Settled the bill 84. Caress 85. Openings 86. Cato’s cloak 87. Skin problem 88. Old airline 89. Become firm 90. Midterm, e.g. 91. Gentle creature

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  The definition of the word ‘senior’ is the subject of many discussions nowadays. While some people describe anyone over the age of 50 as being part of this population group, others suggest that the word ‘senior’ should be adjusted to reflect modern standards of life expectancy.   The question is: when do we become old? In 1920, the average life expectancy was 60 years. Today, many of us can hope to live until our eightieth birthdays or even longer. What we used to refer to as ‘the golden years’ of life applies differently now; some people believe that the term suits only those older than 65 or even 75.   Because we are living longer, we must inevitably work longer. ‘Freedom 55’ retirement plans now have to wait ten years, because people need to accumulate enough income to last these extra 20 years of life. Some folks are lucky; they have jobs that allow them to stay intellectually stimulated, while others find it a burden to keep plugging away until age 65. For all, the big challenge is to stay open to new ideas so as not to be surpassed by the dynamism of youn­ger people.   Mental health plays as important a role as physical health in living to a ripe old age. Nevertheless, medications, the loss of a loved one, or a lack of intellectual

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Enjoying the sunshine at the picnic in the park

  The Strasbourg Recreaction Board hosted an Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park on June 5. People of all ages gathered to enjoy some summer fun. (More pictures to follow in an upcoming issue of Last Mountain Times.)

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I guess ‘owlet’ you take a photo of me... Barb and Barrie Gwillim sent along this photo of the long anticipated little owlet in their yard. The parents had been tending the nest for quite some time, so Barb said she was expecting something to emerge sooner or later. So far, he just peers out over the edge of the nest to check on the strangers below, and seems unfazed by the people and machinery that pass under the nest day in and day out. Barb is hoping to get a picture of him sitting out on branch soon, but for now he is still basically a little fuzz ball with eyes and a beak.

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Saskatchewan RV sales surge   Go RVing Canada last week released provincial sales data for Saskatchewan during the month of March 2011. The data shows significant gains in retail RV sales for the province.   “This continues to demonstrate that Canadian families are discovering the fun, freedom and flexibility that an RV vacation provides, and are taking advantage of continued affordability in the marketplace. RV sales in Saskatchewan have jumped an impressive 19.3 per

cent this year over last. This is great news for the RV industry,” said spokesperson Alana Fontaine.   “More and more Canadians all over the country are discovering the fun and flexible travel options that RVing provides, and the best part is, it is extremely affordable.”   While consumer prices in most other industries have been on the increase in recent months with relatively high inflation, RV purchase prices have re-

mained stable at the record-low levels consumers have been enjoying for several years, due largely to the continued strength of the Canadian dollar. “With our dollar as strong as it is,” Fontaine added, “we expect this trend to continue. Affordability drives demand and RV prices have never been better for Canadian consumers looking to experience the RV lifestyle without breaking the bank.”   Depending on the RV model, a typical family RV vacation can be up to 75 per cent less expensive per day than other forms of vacation travel. According to a recent cost-comparison study conducted by PKF Consulting, an RV trip is shown to be more economical when compared to a traditional week’s vacation for a family of four, when the costs of flights, car rental, hotels and eating out at restaurants are considered.

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