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New Lieutenant Governor appointed Vaughn C. Schofield, S.V.M., has been appointed as Saskatchewan’s 21st Lieutenant Governor. The announcement was made on March 6 in a news release from the provincial government. A date for the installation for the new Lieutenant Governor will be announced shortly. Under the constitution, Lieutenant Governors are appointed by the federal government for a minimum of five years, but there is no fixed term of office. “Vaughn Schofield has contributed to the well-being of our province through her work in business, the arts, education, broadcasting, corporate governance, crime prevention and community involvement,” Premier Brad Wall said. “As Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 16 Saskatchewan Service Battalion, she provides leadership and support to the unit and to the Canadian Forces Reserve, in particular to those who have returned from Afghanistan.” Schofield has had leadership roles in a variety of community organizations, including the Canadian Forces Liaison Council, St. John Ambulance, The Hospitals of Regina Foundation, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program, Regina and Regina Beach Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise Club. In recognition for her service, Schofield was a 2009 Recipient of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal and carries the designation S.V.M behind her name. Wall also praised the contribution made to Saskatchewan by retiring Lieutenant Governor Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart and his wife, Naomi.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In like a lion…

We can only hope that the folk-saying If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb has some element of truth or reality to it, when we look back at what happened early last week. The late winter snow storm (blizzard?) raged for more than 24 hours as it dumped as much as 20 cm (7.8 inches) on some areas of west and west central Saskatchewan. The storm warning was initially issued on Saturday, March 3 for mainly the west and northwest side of the province, ranging as far northeast as Humboldt and Wadena. However, when it finally blew in early Monday evening, with wet sticky snow and later high winds, it eventually engulfed the Last Mountain area and regions south as well. Highways quickly became coated with ice, and travel conditions deteriorated to the point where the RCMP and highways officials were not recommending highway travel through the storm region. It was still snowing intermittently late Wednesday afternoon, March 7. If weather forecasts are correct, all the snow we received in this area could be gone by mid this week, as temperatures rise into the high single digit plus range. Hopefully the warmer trend will last long enough for us to see “lamby” weather at month-end. (see related info on page 20)

BHP Billiton to build large ‘town’ at mine site BHP Billiton has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Atco Structures & Logistics to build and operate a virtual ‘company town’ at Billiton’s Jansen Potash Project mine site east of Lanigan. ATCO Structures & Logistics of Calgary has been awarded the contract to design, build and operate a 2,586-person turnkey workforce “housing lodge” for BHP Billiton. The facility is the largest Canadian contract in ATCO Structures & Logistics’ history. “Our reputation for designing, building, and operating large mining accommodations throughout the world set the stage for this project,” said Harry Wilmot, ATCO’s President & Chief Operating Officer. “A contract to build a mining accommodation of this scope and scale reinforces our long-standing reputation for

having the capacity to deliver a large and comfortable workforce housing lodge.” The facility will feature diverse, high-end amenities including two pre-engineered buildings, a 20,000 sq. ft. sports complex with gymnasium, squash courts, weight room, and a raised running track that overlooks the gym. A recreational director will organize fitness programs. A separate preengineered building will house a 200-seat movie theatre. The core building will include a 1,200-person dining room, a separate private dining area, lounge, library, convenience store, medical centre, and full laundry service. Fireplaces located throughout the facility will provide a warm, comfortable setting. The two-storey accommodation wings will be connected by enclosed

corridors and feature 160 sq. ft. bedrooms with private washrooms. Each room will include a flatscreen TV, phone and wireless internet capabilities. The first phase, comprising 500 rooms, will be operational this coming October, with completion of the full camp and facilities scheduled for mid-2013. To

help deliver components of this agreement, ATCO has partnered with Aboriginal groups in the Touchwood Hills area of Saskatchewan, including the George Gordon First Nation, Day Star First Nation, and Kawacatoose First Nation. An employment and training centre will be established on George Gordon First Nation

traditional territory. BHP Billiton has invested about $1.2 billion to date in the Jansen Lake project, however the company has not officially announced that it will proceed with what may eventually become the world’s largest potash mine producing up to eight million tonnes of potash per year.

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Provincial news briefs Ombudsman to review St. Mary’s Villa matter The Saskatchewan Ombudsman has been asked to review the relocation of tenants at St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt. The request was made jointly by Health Ministery and the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority. On February 16, the health region announced that, due to safety concerns, 32 special care residents would be relocated within St. Mary’s Villa. The move was prompted by preliminary findings in February of an engineer’s report that cited structural problems in the flooring of the Villa’s Dust Wing, which was built in 1977. In order to accommodate the relocation, the health region began arranging to find alternate

accommodations for 10 enriched housing tenants of the facility. These tenants and their families complained about the extreme short notice and the handling of the move. Health Region CEO Maura Davies personally apologized to the tenants and issued a public apology to the tenants and their families. The health region is providing financial assistance to lessen the impact of the move to a private seniors housing complex. Ombudsman Kevin Fenwick and his team will begin work immediately. Among the first steps will be determining a timeline and scope for the review process. The results of the review will be made public.

by Chasing streetcars One day when I was young, I ran to catch a streetcar. I wasn’t thinking of my appearance. I just thought about catching the streetcar before it left. When I got on and made my way down the aisle, I sat on an empty seat beside an old lady. She turned to me and said “I saw you running for the streetcar. You ran beautifully. You looked so graceful”. Me? Graceful? Nobody had ever called me graceful before. I remember that compliment to this day. No doubt she was recalling the time when she, too, could run like that, and truly admired someone who was still active. This is exactly what some of us are doing when we sit outside the Tower in spring and watch people go by. Many of them are students from the nearby university. Some are children from a school across the street, and others are middleaged men or women exercising their dogs. All of them have more energy than we have. We admire them tremendously and think it’s too bad they don’t realize how fortunate they are any more than we did at their age. William Shakespeare had a character in one of his plays who groused about the seven stages of mankind. Others have written about four stages or even eleven, but all of them start with a baby “mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms” according to Shakespeare, and end with a senile old man, pic-

turesquely described by Will as “sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.” Really, that’s a bit extreme. At least he didn’t put women in that category but that was only because women weren’t considered important enough to mention. Even so, there were many people then too who grew old with dignity. But of course to the young, old age comes at different times. People talk about sixty being the new 40. To youngsters, both ages are old. To oldsters like me, they’re all young as long as they’re still in their seventies. As for the slim young students who wait on us during meals, they are a pleasure to have around, and sometimes we tell them so. Maybe they will remember, just as I remember the lady who told me I was graceful running for the streetcar. Martha can be reached at or check out her new website online at Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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Government appeals essential services court ruling The Sask Party Government will appeal a Court of Queen’s Bench ruling which earlier this year struck down the province’s essential services legislation as being unconstitutional. The basis for the government’s appeal rests with the judge’s decision that the right to strike is constitutionally protected. The Court of Queen’s Bench ruling upheld the principle of essential services and gave the government the opportunity to amend the essential services legislation in areas where it is necessary. “We have every intention to hear from organized labour and to try to develop more effective legislation,” a government spokesman said. “However, the Court of Queen’s Bench decision strikes down an important piece of legislation and breaks new ground in stating that there is Charter protection for the right to strike. This right, if upheld, will have much broader implications than simply for essential services legislation. Accordingly, the government believes that this issue deserves the consideration of the province’s Court of Appeal.” The government had 30 days from the date of the court’s ruling to file its appeal. The court decision was delivered on February 6, 2012 New funding for farm education and safety The provincial government has announced $105,000 in new funding for the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions (SAASE) to administer agriculture safety and education programs. The Ministry of Agriculture is committing $30,000 in annual funding over the next three years for Farm Safety Day Camps. These Camps promote safety on the farm through interactive demonstrations and displays. Students also receive training on how to respond to injuries while on the farm. The camps are held across the province and are aimed at kids aged six to 15. The Ministry is also providing $15,000 to SAASE’s “Ag on the MOOve” agriculture awareness project. This funding will be used to purchase a trailer and develop interactive educational displays. The trailer will be used to transport the displays throughout the province for youth attending trade shows, agriculture events, fairs and exhibitions. “SAASE and the 62 member

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REMEMBER– Nokomis School Review meeting Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. Be there to support your community school! In the meantime, send letters of support to Last Mountain Times, Nokomis office: inbox@ 16ctf Nokomis United Church Men’s Annual Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in United Church basement. There will also be a bake table. Everyone welcome. 17-18c Nokomis Baptist Church is sponsoring a community soup/biscuit/slice lunch on March 17 at the Legion Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Nokomis School’s Telemiracle Fundraisers successful The Nokomis School SRC’s Telemiracle fundraisers were a huge success this year! The SRC hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast on Friday, February 17, and the students and staff had a great time cooking up a storm and serving the school and community for such a charity. Nokomis School raised, in conjunction with classroom penny wars and the selling of Telemiracle helping hands, a grand total of $850 to donate to the Kinsmen and Kinnette’s Telemiracle Foundation! Everyone who attended the breakfast and donated to the other activities throughout the week made this possible! We appreciate your support! -article and photos submitted by Priscilla Stratton

Proceeds will go towards the handicap accessibility fund for the church. 17-18c Sympathy is extended to Marge Edwards and family on the tragic death of her younger sister Betty Kidd, in Sydney BC. Lylie Herman and Calvin Harding visited with Calvin’s daughter Marj and her husband Archie Artymovich and his son Rick in Kindersly, SK, recently. While there, they attended two hockey games of the Red Lions. Calvin’s grandson Clayton is one of the players. They won both games and are now in the finals to be played against Macklin, SK.

Lauren Koenig (left) and Peyton McNichol were in charge of making the pancakes.

Joel Styles cooked the bacon for the breakfast.

TeleMiracle 37 reaches new record The 2012 Kinsmen Telemiracle marathon fundraiser, held for twenty hours on March 3 and 4 has raised a record $5.9 million dollars, exceeding the previous record of $5.6 million. The annual event, hosted again by veteran host Bob McGrath, was boosted by several major corporate donations, and one huge private donation made by the late Roy Wudrick, a farmer from the Aberdeen area. Telemiracle received a $1.46 million bequest from his estate, surprising organizers and observers with the announcement late Sunday afternoon as the event was winding down. The presentation was made by Wudrick’s son and daughter. “Our last record was $5.6 million This was $5.9 million and both years were because of substantial and outstanding bequests and planned gifts and we’re very, very pleased and honoured to receive them from Saskatchewan people,” executive director of the Kinsmen Foundation, Joan Steckhan said. “We are thrilled with every amount we receive during the telethon, no matter how large or small.” The major corporate donations included $500,000 from PotashCorp, which was a matching amount contributed during two telephone challenges with callers. Viterra and its shareholders also contributed $418,000. CEO Mayo Schmidt challenged other corporations to consider doing something similar in future years.

Students, staff, family and community members all enjoyed the delicious breakfast which raised money for Telemiracle.

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Little Miss Higgins performs at Nokomis School Local artists Jolene Higgins and David Mark of the band Little Miss Higgins came to the school on February 10 to share the song that was inspired and partially created by the students from Nokomis School. This came about after Jolene visited the school in December to work with the students from K-12 about songwriting. She spent some time talking to them about her creative process and how her and David (Foy Taylor) write songs. Jolene compiled all of the answers and lyrics from all of the students in the school and took them with her to start her journey of writing this song. Jolene and David, along with Irv Fines on bass (another talented local musician and member of the band Men Without Shame) and one of Nokomis School’s own Grade 11 students, Cory Bart on drums, performed the song for the staff and students in the gymnasium. In addition to performing the song, Little Miss Higgins also had the students get involved and we all helped sing the chorus along with her. Her idea is to use some of the beginning process that was filmed on February 10 in the video creation. The students taking the course Communication Media in Nokomis School will be involved in the filming of the video and some of the music recording later on in March. Little Miss Higgins will be returning to work with a few student volunteers in singing and recording portions of the song on Thursday, March 15. -article and photos submitted by Priscilla Stratton

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don’t need a leader. In church ministry, however, most pastors find themselves having to lead the way to change. This is especially true as churches find themselves needing to meet the needs of the twenty first century. But it all does depend on your perspective – as we age, change comes to mean loss. We lose our children and become empty nesters, we lose life partners and become widowed, we lose (retire) from our professions and lose identity, we lose physical vitality and mental acuity – it is all loss. And so we come to equate change with loss. But if you are young – change is gain. You grow and become physically stronger and mentally quicker. You finish grade twelve, SIAST or University and the future, full of opportunity, lies before you. You move out and get your own apartment; buy you own car. You meet a mate, settle down and start a family. You buy a house and you get job promotions. You make more money and take a European vacation. Every change is full of opportunity and gain. All churches are in the process of change – they need to be if they are to bring the message of Jesus Christ into the 21st century. Young people and long time church leaders need to work together and see change not as a loss end but as an opportunity for gain. God may be according to the common phrase ‘the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow’ but the church and its people are ever changing. Molly Kitchen Spirit of Hope Pastoral Charge United Church of Canada

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“You,” said the doctor to the patient, “are in terrible shape. You’ve got to do something. Tell your wife to cook more nutritious meals. Stop working like a dog. Inform your wife she must stick to the budget. And have her keep the kids off your back so you can relax. Unless there are some changes in your life, you’ll be dead in a month.” “Doc,” the patient said, “this would sound more official coming from you. Can you call my wife and give her those instructions?” When the fellow got home, his wife rushed to him. “I talked to your doctor,” she wailed. “Poor man, you’ve only got 30 days to live.” Change! It depends upon your perspective. If you’re the patient – change means a new lease on life and if you are the wife – the message of change is a death sentence. We understand that perspective. No one likes change and few change willingly. Churches are among the most conservative of society’s institutions and regardless of what churches members say. Churches do not like change. And most churches do not want a pastor who will provide leadership for the congregation because a pastor who is a leader threatens the status quo. The real truth is that churches want managers and not leaders in the pulpit. A manager will maintain the status quo, a comfortable pew – even when it is to the detriment of the church. A leader will make changes and encourage options for the present day and future of the church. Leading means change. They’re twin concepts. If nothing needs to change, you


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video compiled by the students of the Nokomis School. It reminded me of the country school that I went to where every student had a chance to do whatever was going on – not just the best! I was impressed by the concern that the older students have for the younger ones. I trust all Board Members have viewed it and read the letters in support of keeping the Nokomis K-12 School open here in Nokomis. Bigger does not necessarily mean better! If the citizens and parents of the students were complaining about the quality of education and all the other excuses we are hearing about closing this facility, I could see them wanting to take action. However, the credits of the students seem to be above and beyond what is required to get into further training. When students all get a chance to have extra

help when needed or to be in the play, or whatever is going - that would seem to be ideal not a detriment to their education. The students from this school past and present have been able to further their education without Board Members being the judge of criteria. We have Doctors, Lawyers, Nurses, Engineers, Doctorate degrees, plus many in vocational fields who have gone out from this school - even when it was the old school! We do not appear to have had inferior educational standards! As a senior citizen of this town and a graduate of the Nokomis High School, we are concerned about what it is going to do to our town as well as our properties especially when families

turn away and go elsewhere because of the impending school situation! On a personal note, my dad, Echlin Wallace was the Chairman of the Watrous School Unit when the Nokomis School was built! I know at the present time the numbers for the high school are low; however, if it is taken away now, we will never regain it when the numbers of graduates are higher – so we look to the future for the students and the citizens of our town and district. We thank you and the Committee for giving of your time and wish you well in your effort to retain the K-12 School in Nokomis. Very truly yours, Earle and Lorna Mansell

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Gaming grants total $1.4 million The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is providing $1.4 million to more than 800 organizations across the province as part of SLGA’s quarterly charitable gaming grant program. “Our government is pleased to provide these charitable gaming grants in recognition of the countless efforts volunteers make in communities across Saskatchewan,” Minister responsible for SLGA Tim McMillan said. “The groups and organizations receiving these funds enhance their communities through their various activities.” In the Last Mountain and east central areas, the following grants were awarded: Craven & District Elks No. 581 – $218.36; Davidson 553 Sherlock Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadet – $368.81; Duval Optimist Club – $689.00; Govan Optimist Club – $617.09; Ituna Churchill Community Centre – $554.71; Ituna Seniors Social Club Inc. – $338.00; Ituna Sacred Heart Parish Bingo Committee $717.53; Ituna St. Stanislaus Parish Council – $107.69; Ituna Sunshine Friendship Club – $20.50; Kelliher Carlton Trail Rodeo Inc. – $937.38; Kelliher Senior Citizens Club $118.16; Lanigan Lions Club Inc. – $1,165.25; Leroy And District Recreation Board – $18,335.87; Disley Community Club – $113.03; Lumsden & District Lions Club – $3,303.23; Muskowekwan Community Funds – $12,917.25; Regina Beach & District Lioness Club – $92.87; Regina Beach Leisure Time Club Inc. – $468.38; Manitou Beach Communities In Bloom – $179.94; Watrous & District Recreation Board – $402.80; Watrous Minor Hockey Association – $1,182.50. The quarterly grants are based on a percentage of net proceeds raised through licensed charitable gaming activities such as bingos, raffles, break-open tickets, Texas Hold’em poker and Monte Carlo events. Charitable gaming reports submitted by groups are used by SLGA to automatically calculate grant amounts.

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Angela’s Dance Academy is extremely honored to host Dance Alive 2012 (22nd Annual Dance Competition) on March 24 and 25 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Come out and enjoy over 350 dancers from across the province compete in tap, jazz, ballet,

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Viterra and Ducks Unlimited UPCOMING AUCTIONS Canada renew partnership SAT., APRIL 7, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – DAVIDSON, SK. Viterra and Ducks Unlimited Canada have announced a renewed partnership for their forage incentive program in 2012. Through this unique partnership, Viterra and Ducks Unlimited Canada are offering eligible producers an incentive to plant forages for pasture and hayland. Additional money may be available to landowners who are also willing to restore small wetlands. “We are pleased to play a pivotal role in providing product and program incentives to help Prairie producers realize the benefits of growing our innovative forage varieties on their land,” said Viterra spokesman Kevin Hallborg. “Our partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada reflects our company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable agricultural practices. Through col-



For the past 35 years, the Saskatchewan Junior Citizen program has been recognizing the outstanding youth of Saskatchewan. This year four deserving youth, aged between 8 and 18 years old, will receive $3000 bursaries to help pay for their future post-secondary education. Someone you nominate could be one of them. Visit for more information and nomination forms or call Nicole Nater at 1-800-661-7962 Nomination closes April 30, 2012.

lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, production, baton, acro & cheerleading. Group events on Saturday with individual events being held on Sunday. Competition starts at 9:00 a.m. both days. Admission at the door. 18-19c

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laborations like this, we will make lasting contributions to the environment.” “Ducks Unlimited Canada has a long history of working with conservation-minded producers. We are happy to be working with an industry leader like Viterra on this partnership. Viterra’s support of our forage conversion programs allows us to continue to provide producers in key waterfowl areas with financial assistance and top quality forage seed,” said Ducks Unlimited Canada spokesman Paul Thoroughgood. Ducks Unlimited Canada is one of Canada’s leading advocates for compensating landowners for the environmental benefits produced on their land. Properly stewarded forages and associated wetlands help provide clean water, carbon sequestration and abundant wildlife, which benefit all Canadians. Research conducted by Ducks Unlimited Canada has shown that perennial forages provide safe and attractive nesting habitat for upland nesting waterfowl and other birds. Agricultural production systems that include perennial forages also help protect wetlands.

COMPLEX, Annual Spring Consignment Sale. CALL NOW TO CONSIGN TO THIS SALE. SAT., APRIL 14, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – DAVIDSON FAS GAS (formerly the Husky Building), Hwy. 11, Davidson, SK. Closing out sale, restaurant equipment & all of the building & contents. Building must go as new business bought the property. SAT., APRIL 21, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – PQHB HORSE SALE, PRAIRIELAND ARENA, Saskatoon, SK. SUN., APRIL 22, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – FARM SALE FOR BERT & SHARON REEVES, Stalwart, SK. WED., APRIL 25, 2012 – 10:00 A.M. – FARM SALE FOR ED EBERTS, Chamberlain, SK.


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Strasbourg Recreation Centre Friday, March 16 7:00 p.m. ......... Brenndon vs Lakness 8:15 p.m. ......... Bulyea vs Rattai 9:30 p.m. ......... Fox vs Mouse 9:30 p.m. ......... Saturday, March 17 10:00 a.m......... Screaming Eagles vs Hildy 11:15 a.m......... Rattai vs Brenndon 12:30 p.m......... Mouse vs Lakness 1:45 p.m. ........ Fox vs Screaming Eagles 3:00 p.m. ........ Bulyea vs Hildy 4:15 p.m. ........ Semi Final #1 5:30 p.m. ........ Semi Final #2 6:45 p.m. ........ FINAL


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HELP WANTED – Royal Hotel, Strasbourg, hiring for bar servers and house keeping. No experience necessary. Contact Sylvia 7253630. Drop off resume. 18-19c Ladies Auxiliary St. Patrick’s Day Tea, Raffle and Bake Sale, on Thursday, March 15 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Last Mountain Pioneer Home. Everyone welcome. 17-18p Strasbourg Parkland Library Story Time for all preschool children on Thursday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. Come out and get your lucky St. Patrick’s day tattoo! 18c Strasbourg Recreation Board St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck Supper, Saturday, March 17 at Strasbourg United Church. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Supper served at 5:30 p.m. Irish stew and refreshments provided. 18c Bridge Road Developments Ltd. Informational meeting, regarding shareholder information for the housing project in the Town of Strasbourg, on Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. For information contact Carol 725-3360. 18-19c Strasbourg Idol, Friday March 23rd. Steak supper: 6:30 p.m. Performance: 8:00 p.m. Tickets on sale at Royal Hotel. Supper/evening $25, only 90 tickets available. $10 cover charge at door for show only. 17-18c Angela’s Dance Academy is extremely honored to host Dance Alive 2012 (22nd Annual Dance Competition) on March 24 and 25 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Come out and enjoy over 350 danc-

ers from across the province compete in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, hip hop, production, baton, acro & cheerleading. Group events on Saturday with individual events being held on Sunday. Competition starts at 9:00 a.m. both days. Admission at the door. 18-19c The community of Strasbourg and area were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Riley Wagner. Riley touched the hearts of everyone he was around. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his dad Lisle and mother Tammie, and all the Wagner and Back families, as well as his many, many friends. Again there are many in the area participating in the Strasbourg Recreation Board In Motion 12 week challenge. This year 80 people registered to be In Motion which has been a great way to get people of all ages, active in the winter. Right now, the half way point has been reached, and with spring around the corner, let’s get out and finish the challenge in full swing! Your news is important – be sure to send it in! Please remember to include your name when submitting news. If you don’t want your name published along with your submitted news, just let us know! __________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at DiGer’s, or Last Mountain Times (Strasbourg) office!

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Strasbourg Guiding tours the world On February 14, the 1st Strasbourg Girl Guides went on a trip to the Four World Centres, without leaving our town! When we arrived at the Wildlife Hall, we did our opening ceremony. We received our passport to use when we got to each place. Our captain was Jo Ann and our first mate was Brenda, who told us we needed to fly to Hawaii first. When we landed in Hawaii, we were greeted and given a lei by the passport officers Lorna and Barb. Captain Jo Ann told about the Girl Guides in Hawaii and their laws and promise. We got on the boat which was called the Guiding Spirit and cruised to India, where the World Centre Sanguam was. When we got there, we were greeted by passport officers Lorna and Barb. We learned about the girls’ laws and promise. Then we ate pakoras and nana bread with ice tea. We made a craft that was called diya. We went back on the boat to Mexico, where we were greeted by passport officers Lorna and Barb. We visited our World Centre which is called Our Cabana. On our way to Mexico we saw birds and a big blue whale. We learned the laws and promises and we did the macarena. The girls each made a pinata filled with candy to take home. We were back on the boat to London which has a World Centre called Paxlodge. We were greeted by our passport officers. We again learned the laws and promises, as our theme was Thinking Day because it was Lord and Lady Baden-Powell’s joint birthday.

We did a skit on the cruise ship to show how they met. We were back on our ship heading to our last world centre in Switzerland called Our Chalet. We were greeted again by our passport officers. We had so much fun as we got our winter gear on and went

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outside to go cross country skiing. The girls had to work as a team as there were four on at once. They had so much fun that even the leaders and the parents got on and tried. There was a lot of stopping but the leaders and parents did it!


R.W. Leigh Hall of Strasbourg, SK, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2012 at the age of 95. Predeceased by his wife Dot, daughter Joanne and son-in-law Jerry, Leigh leaves to cherish is memory is son Stan (Audrey), their children Darrel (Marla), Tod (Bonnie) and David (Jessica), and their children. Joanne and Jerry’s children, Terry (Loretta), Yvonne (Ken) and Eldon (Kim) and their children, son-in-law Peter, and Leigh’s companion Audrey Thorne. The family appreciates the community support and kindness they have received over the past few years. The family will hold a private interment at a later date. Hansen’s Funeral Home, Strasbourg, in care of arrangements.

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Health and Wellness Fair in Strasbourg

WDS gym was transformed into a Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 3 as the Strasbourg Recreation Board sponsored event attracted curious local and area residents interested in checking out various options for achieving personal health and wellness improvement. Almost a dozen exhibitors took advantage of the opportunity to display their wares, explain and demonstrate their programs, processes and products. Exhibitors included Strasbourg EMS and area staff with their heart disease and SADS information display; Bulyea’s Rachelle Fuller with LiveWell Fitness; Bernie Opp with Medi-Chair from Regina; Danielle Uhl’s Reiki / Reflexology; Jane Grieve, Mental Health & Addiction; Carolynn Sikorski with Carolynn’s Reflexology; Comfort Zone with Jodi Sorensen, Amanda Weirs and Paula Hugie; Michelle Wilda with Ideal Protein; Carol Nordal with The Pebbled Path Reflexology; Kathy Hine and Aislinn Rattai with Arbonne; Life Balance with Laurie Schnell and Lorene Yuhasz; and Lifeline Sask with Terri Berglund. Strasbourg Recreation Board spokesperson Carol Schultz said the Recreation Board was very appreciative of all the exhibitors for their contribution to the Health and Wellness Fair and to the many people who took time to come out and learn about all that is offered right here in our local area.

Local organizations receive over $6,640

Norm Smith accepts a cheque on behalf of the Bulyea Community Hall from Scott Flavel, representing Affinity Credit Union.

Larry Doetzel and Barb Rasmussen, representing Affinity Credit Union, present Jessica Dreger with a cheque for Strasbourg Minor Ball.

Larry Borschowa receives a cheque on behalf of Strasbourg Golf Course from Larry Doetzel and Barb Rasmussen of Affinity Credit Union. Pictured are presentations of Community Development Funding proceeds from Affinity Credit Union in support of the various organizations as noted under the photos. In total over $6,649.00 was presented to these organizations/clubs by Affinity Credit Union. -submitted by Barb Rasmussen Business Development Manager Affinity Credit Union

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Larry Doetzel and Barb Rasmussen of Affinity Credit Union present Nola Schulz with a cheque for Eastshore Wildlife Federation.

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Strasbourg Ladies Bonspiel great fun! The Strasbourg Ladies Bonspiel was held on February 10 and 11 with seven teams participating. Everyone curled three six-end games, followed by one play off game based on points. The Orva Kelln rink came out victorious over the Rita Kerr family team. Third place went to Lesley Parkin

beating out Diane Kondratiuk. Fifth place went to the Marilyn Craswell rink defeating the Barb Griffin rink. The Bonnie Hanmer team got to sit the final out to cheer everyone on. A pot luck supper was enjoyed by all, along with picka-prize, some raffle prizes and then of course games

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organized by Rita Kerr. Each team member had to compete in games such as picking up candies with chop sticks, skipping, drawing a team photo and the fastest pantyhose dresser. We ended up with an allstar team of Sonya Decker, Lisa Cornish, who was not curling, Eileen Hunter and Rita Kerr.

Cooperation not rebellion

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First place winners: (left to right) Courtney Decker, Bernice Scott, Rhonda de Hoop and skip Orva Kelln.

In third place were: Skip Lesley Parkin, Deb Fiessel, Betty Banford and Glenda Myers.

Second place winners: (left to right) Jamie Lees, skip Rita Kerr, Kathy Kerr and Bertha Kerr.

Fourth place winners: (left to right) Mae Bahr, Chris Wagner, Tracy Kondratiuk and skip Diane Kondratiuk, dressed and ready for Hawaii.

Brownie Sleepover in Strasbourg March 3-4 A cross Canada Brownie challenge was held from March 3 to 4 with the Strasbourg Brownies participating in a sleepover at the Guiding Hall in Strasbourg. We created a new flag, hunted for treasure in Nova Scotia, played Acadian games in New Brunswick, ate molasses cookies and folk danced in Newfoundland! We were honoured to have local artist Muriel Vogt give a presentation and painting lesson. She was incredible! In Prince Edward Island we made Brownie spud dolls, which the girls befriended and named. Ice palace sculptures were created in Quebec, and in Manitoba it was safari time, oh the animals

we spotted! In Ontario, we made Trillium hat traders. In our province of Saskatchewan, RCMP dolls were the thing, with each girl giving her doll a name and history. One of the highlights was the Great Chilkoot Trail Obstacle Course where the girls had to go through tunnels, climb mountains, canoe rivers, and portages all with heavy gear. Needless to say it was no problem for our rugged adventurers! Many other activities were done, with not a minute being idle. We all came away a little richer, panning for gold with treasures, trinkets and tremendous memories. Guider Barb Boughner

What is the biggest complaint I hear from teenagers about their parents? Would you guess that it’s about too many restrictions? Or perhaps getting nagged about chores or the state of their rooms? These certainly do come up, but the number one irritation by far is the perception that parents just do not listen to them. Sometimes I think we are afraid to listen. Why would that be? It is natural for teenagers to want to negotiate boundaries, and as parents, we want to be in control. We may fear that if we listen to their arguments, we may not be strong enough to hold our ground. The other fear may be that if we listen to their arguments, and still refuse to budge, they may be angrier at us than if we just held our position in the first place. Consequently, the stage is set for a power struggle. The problem is that we have to work with our teens to move them gradually in the direction of more responsibility and freedom. If we do not listen to them, we have no way of knowing truly how they think, and how they would handle

themselves in the real life situations we worry about. Teens and parents can both contribute to a more productive process. First and foremost, teens have to be willing to be honest. If you lie to your parents, there is no trust, and they will tighten the rules, not relax them. Yes, you take the risk that they may not let you go somewhere where there will be alcohol or drugs. They are concerned with your safety. If you let them see who you are, what your beliefs and boundaries are, that you recognize when a situation is not good for you, and would be willing to call them if you felt uncomfortable, then they might be willing to let you demonstrate responsible choices. Of course it depends on your age and maturity level, be-

cause whether you see it or not, there is a big difference between being 14 and being 17. Parents can assist in this evolving process by sitting down and really listening to what your teens are trying to tell you. It does not mean you will change your mind. But instead of an outright refusal to consider their request, take the time to explain why you are worried. Explain the attitudes and behaviors you need to see in order to feel more confident in their ability to make wise choices. Give them reason to be hopeful, and something to work towards, thereby encouraging co-operation, rather than rebellion. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist based out of Alberta.

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Angela’s Dance Academy is extremely honored to host Dance Alive 2012 (22nd Annual Dance Competition) on March 24 and 25 at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Come out and enjoy over 350 dancers from across the province compete in tap, jazz, ballet,

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Agriculture news & views CWB announces strategic alliance with Cargill

Ag Notes

When we start looking toward the future, it appears to be a place with a lot of rather ominous shadows cast over it. In this case, the future I am thinking about is not immediate. In fact, I am thinking a ways beyond the years I am likely to witness first-hand. While I have less than 50years ahead, under the best of possible circumstances, I do have children, and hopefully one day grandchildren who will see the start of the next century and beyond. Of course that will only be possible if we as a global society come to terms with some massive issues looming on the horizon. On top of the list will be how we grow enough food for our growing population. There are a couple of constants we know for sure. One the world population is growing, and there does not appear to be any controlling that, at least within the foreseeable future. Any efforts in that regard come with massive moral and ethical debates I am not even willing to wade into. The second aspect is those new mouths will need to be fed. And that comes back to farmers. There is finite land to produce food on, a land base which is actually likely to shrink from urban sprawl, decertification, and similar things which are taking acres out of production. Urban sprawl is even happening here in Saskatchewan. Take the city of Yorkton. It has purchased land around the city to facilitate growth in the near future. The land is currently farm land, and while the few quarters in isolation may not seem like the loss of a lot of land to farming, when you multiply it by all the cities around the world, the impact becomes rather significant rather quickly. Technology is helping to offset land loss and other factors by increasing production.

by Calvin Daniels The move to zero-tillage systems, using a better package of crop nutrients, and utilizing precision farming techniques has meant more production from the same acres, at least here in North America. The same tech can transfer to a broader world of course, and in time it will have to. But that will not happen quickly. There is the issue of the money needed to make that transfer, but in time it will have to happen. Of course there is also the backlash against high tech farming. In spite of most of us recognizing the need for more food, with generally full fridges in the developed world, we can stand back and have the debate over whether we should use intensive techniques. Farmers here could grow food for North America using less tech, but to feed a larger world that will not cut it. And the basic issue of food production has other hurdles it will need to overcome. Climate change will mean dramatic changes to what grows where in this world, and how that impacts food production a half century from now can only be vaguely guessed at. Resources too are finite. It is a case of when, and not if, oil and gas reserves run out. We assume science will solve that question, but steps in reducing reliance on oil and gas are currently small at best. Add in a reluctance to make any serious effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and agriculture faces a lot of unknowns in the decades ahead. The issues are something world leaders need to start seriously addressing now for the sake of our children, grandchildren, and generations beyond. Calvin Daniels is a Yorkton-based ag columnist and writer. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

The Canadian Wheat Board has announced that it has reached its first agreement for grain handling services, with programs for farmers to be rolled out by the end of the month. The strategic agreement with Cargill will provide farmers who market through the CWB with delivery access and port handling services. “We are very pleased that Cargill, with whom we’ve partnered very successfully in the past, has become the first player in the Canadian grain industry to find innovative ways for us to work together,” said CWB president and CEO Ian White. “We can now move ahead to provide farmers with an exciting package of programs they can use with confidence in this new era.” “We are excited about this opportunity. It allows us to present the most complete offering of wheat marketing tools to western Canadian growers. The CWB has a proven track record of managing a western Canadian wheat pool. It is only logical that farmers continue to have access to CWB pools, if that’s what fits for them,” said Cargill Ltd. President Len Penner. White said CWB pools and cash contracts, including futures-based programs, as well as malting barley production contracts, will be available for farmers to sign up within the next few weeks. Participating farmers will take advantage of the CWB’s global customer network, long-established relationships with grain buyers, and a trusted international brand. Cargill’s collaboration gives farmers who market through the CWB access to their 30 facilities across Western Canada, White noted, along with critical port access at Vancouver, Thunder Bay and Baie Comeau. “We are also seeking agreements with all Prairie grain handlers to maximize farmers’ delivery options,” White said, noting farmers could expect other agreements to be finalized shortly. “We plan to be farmers’ best marketing partner, giving them the assurance they want and the returns they need for their business.”

Encourage Canadian farmers to grow a greener, more sustainable future According to a new report released last week by RBC and the Farm & Food Care Foundation, further investment and innovation in sustainable business practices at the farm level is critical for the future success of the Canadian agriculture industry. “Canadian farmers have an established track record as leaders in sustainable farm management,” said Andrea Bolger, RBC spokesperson. “With continued investment in innovative technology and energy efficient equipment; farmers can capitalize on the many productivity benefits of sustainable business, while

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Kelly Kirk Here we are in March, and you know what that means: Another few paragraphs of me talking about cars! Well, I’ve got some good news for you, as this time it’s not just about cars. Heck, I might actually forget there is a car in amongst all this excitement, and by excitement, I mean drugs, gambling, and one of the greatest car chases in cinematic history. Let me ask, when I say the name ‘Kowalski’, what do you think of? What about ‘Super Soul’? Does the sight of a white Dodge Challenger bring a smile to your face? If I’ve completely lost you, there’s good news, as you’re mere sentences away from being found, yes, this time around, I’m talking about the 1971

car-chase classic film, Vanishing Point. The film stars Barry Newman as ‘Kowalski’, a man who’s done it all, lived hard and lost it all who now works as an automobile delivery man. His history hints back to days in Vietnam, the police force, car racing and motorcycle racing, which might have something to do with what I’m about to tell you next. He is handed the task to deliver a white Dodge Challenger from Denver, Colorado to San Francisco, California. A simple enough task, one might think, seeing as it is a brand new car at this point in time, but if it were that simple, it wouldn’t be in a movie, now would it? So anyways, Kowalski takes the car to a biker bar and talks to a man named Jake, who hooks him up with some speed pills to keep him awake for the duration of his trip. A man who leads a fast life needs fast drugs, after all, and while on fast drugs, why not make a fast trip? Kowalski bets Jake the price of the pills that he can make it from Denver to San Francisco in 15 hours or less, which doesn’t sound that bad, until you Google Map the trip out. It’s 1270 miles across barren desert wasteland, on a set of bias ply tires, through the night, jumped up on pills. Throughout the movie, his mind wan-

ders, but his radio dial does not. He stays on Radio KOW out of Goldfield, Nevada, as the DJ ‘Super Soul’ has a police scanner and helps Kowalski along the way, calling him ‘The Last American Hero’. Probably by this point you’re not even reading this anymore and you’ve just downloaded the film on Netflix, but I’ll continue regardless. The car in the film is a 1970 Dodge Challenger, white in color with stock Rally Wheels, rings and caps. A fairly well optioned car, however we’re never made clear what powers it. I have reason to believe it was a 440 car, but that fact that I have the movie on VHS tape and no functioning VCR, means I can’t even put it in and pause it to read the hood emblem. Anyways, it takes one heck of a beating throughout the duration of the film, and doesn’t look a lot worse for the wear, aside from a lot of desert sand and dirt. It also has enough power to keep Kowalski out of the hands of the law, and en route to his destination, but whether or not he ever gets there is for you to find out by watching this piece of cinematic history. Keep in mind, however, that the movie was re-made in 1997, and that it just, well, falls a bit short of the original. One thing that doesn’t seem to fall short of the original, however is the Dodge Challenger itself, as the new ones you can buy out of the showroom have a lot to offer, and I’m pretty sure they even come in white... Kelly Kirk Nokomis, SK

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Royal Canadian Mint remembers Titanic On March 5 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver collector coin with a $10 face value to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The Mint has also produced two additional collector coins, both with colour, to mark this historic event. “The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to commemorate Canada’s history, culture and values with special collector coins,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “Canada is forever linked with the story of the Titanic through the efforts of Canadian ships that took part in recovery operations and by the memory of the lives lost that rest peacefully in Halifax cemeteries.” The Titanic commemorative $10 pure silver coin, as well as the coloured 50-cent silver plated coin and 25-cent cupro-nickel coin, can be ordered by directly from the Royal Canadian Mint and will also be sold through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

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SaskPower has signed an agreement with Windlectric Inc., a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to build an approximately 177-megawatt (MW) wind power facility near Chaplin, SK. Algonquin’s project was selected from 26 proposals from 15 different suppliers who answered SaskPower’s call for major wind projects through its Green Options Plan in 2009. An external fairness consultant observed and reported on the selection process. As part of the agreement, SaskPower has signed a 25-year contract to pur-


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Algonquin at the Chaplin site, providing enough electricity to power about 70,000 homes. Algonquin will now move forward with securing the environmental approvals necessary to proceed to the construction phase which is expected to begin in 2016, with a planned in-service date of the end of that year. In addition to the agreement with Algonquin, SaskPower has selected another 55 MW of wind power under its Green Options Partners Program. SaskPower is currently working on the purchase agreements for these projects.

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LMVBA monthly meeting The Last Mountain Valley Business Association (LMVBA) held its regular monthly meeting at the Lions Den in the Strasbourg Hall on the evening of March 7. Seven businesses were represented at the meeting: Every Little Thing, Talbot Marketing, Angling Trail Construction, User Friendly Computer Services, Carolynn’s Reflexology, Last Mountain Times, and Strasbourg Decorating. Treasurer Ross McKee provided an updated financial report, during which he noted that the Association is still carrying balance of $1,615 for Last Mountain Valley “Bucks”. This means that there is at least that amount of value in “Bucks” that have not been redeemed at member businesses. Other items of business on the agenda included information received from Saskatchewan Tourism concerning promotion opportunities in upcoming tourism promotion publications that may cover the Last Mountain area. Publications included a special section in the Western Producer and a publication called Country Register. After a brief discussion it was

concluded that the promotional opportunities offered were more targeted at individual businesses as opposed to business associations, and the members decided to pass on the offers. Saturday, August 11 was tentatively set as the day for the LMVBA’s 2012 “Show and Shine” car show, with a $500 budget for the event. The association will now firm up commitments from organizers and volunteers to see if the show will actually proceed. And the association dealt with a request from the Last Mountain Theatre Company to provide sponsorship for their Titanic-themed dinner theatre on May 4 and 5. It was agreed to provide a $100 sponsorship to Theatre Company. It was noted that some of the proceeds from the sponsorship, depending on the success of the dinner theatre event, will be donated to the fund that has been established to help offset the estimated $150,000 cost of installing a passenger elevator in the Community Hall. -LMT staff

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TRAILER– Large utility trailer. Suitable for hauling bales or bulk products. 20 feet long, 8 feet wide. Heavy duty steel frame, with 2 x 10 wood decking and sides, tandem axles, heavy duty tires and ball hitch. Electric brake capable. Call 484-2246 to view or for more details. Asking $3,800. 45ctf(9ctf)

St. Patrick’s Supper – Sunday March 18, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Raymore School Gym. Sponsored by Raymore Sacred Heart Parish. 18c Saskatchewan Bowhunters Association 42nd Annual Banquet and Awards night will be held at Danceland at Manitou Beach on Saturday, March 31. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Awesome Taxidermy display, door prizes, silent auction and raffle prizes. Entertainment provided by Double Vision, Canada’s only identical twins magic show. Everyone welcome. Tickets are $35.00 and must be purchased prior to March 24. For tickets, call Ed Bergen at 363-2072. 17-18c

FOR SALE– 320 acres SW22 D and NW15 28 21 W2. PasUN FO ture andLahay land, fenced and t s in nta 155 acres alfalfa u cross fenced. o M imes T / mixed grass. Remainder native grass, water, mule and whitetail deer, beaver, muskrats, upland birds and waterfowl – cattle and hunter heaven. Ernie Oblander, Box 328, Semans, S0A 3S0, phone 5244923. Tenders by March 31, 2012. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. 15-18p(3t)

FOR RENT FOR RENT– Senior Social Housing and one three-bedroom Family Housing. Rent is based on income. For information, contact Nokomis Housing Authority, 528-2204. 3ctf HOUSE FOR RENT– Large 4 bedroom house for rent or sale in Drake. Available immediately. Call 363-2131 or 363-2072. 17-18c REAL ESTATE FOR SALE– 709 3rd Ave., Raymore – 1910 character home on 100x140 lot, four bedroom, main floor laundry, two car detached heated garage, large deck, new insulation, siding, windows in ’98. For more info call (306) 7462268. 17-20c(3t)

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Our deepest sympathy to the family and many friends of our beloved Riley Wagner who passed away suddenly on March 1, 2012. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, tomorrow and always. Dennis and Linda (Grams) 18p Jarrett

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Bill Lewis and/or Sharon Crittenden will be available as a tax consultant at the following place and times: Town of Nokomis – at the R.M. of Wreford Office, commencing Thursday afternoon, March 1 and every Thursday afternoon thereafter until March 29, 2012. Please call 528-2202 for an appointment. 14,16,18,20p The person that hit the door at the Car Wash in Strasbourg on Saturday, February 26/2012 please come forward and report it to 725-7757 or 7254440 before March 20/2012, after this date the surveillance video will be turned over to the police. 18p

Taking offers for cash rental for 2012 crop year respecting NW-25-24-22-W2 (110 cultivated acres) and NW-14 -24-22-W2 (135 cultivated acres). Please submit an offer in writing to Pauline Duncan Bonneau, Q.C., Executor for the Estate of Ron Frizzell, 1580 - 2002 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 0R7. Phone: (306) 569-1713.

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Last Mountain Times 528-2020 Nokomis 725-3030 Strasbourg Office Hours: 9 - Noon and 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Strasbourg and Nokomis Friday: 9 - Noon and 1 - 4 p.m. at Nokomis

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Dorothy Wolter • 363-2148

Condolences to the Caroll Prystupa families on the passing of Caroll on February 29 in Lanigan. Celebration of her life was held on March 8 from the Lanigan Town Hall. Condolences also to the families of Helen Funk who passed February 28th at the age of 92. Among the mourners are Henry and Ella Funk and family, once residents of Drake. Funeral service was held on March 2 from Mount Royal Mennonite Church and interment took place in Laird Cemetery. Helen was born at Laird. Over 100 people attended the 100th birthday celebration of Catherine Yauck in Central Parkland Lodge on February 29, the day of her birthday; Leap Year. March 3 the Watrous Winterhawks motored to Drake to play the Drake Canucks Novice team and after three periods the Winterhawks out played the Drake Canucks 13-7. Tristan Schickerowski was the Drake goalie while Easton Ediger of Watrous defended the Watrous net. Winning the 50/50 was D. Sundquist of Watrous. The second game on March 3 at 3:00 p.m. was the Drake Canucks Initiation and the Humboldt Bron-

cos doing battle. The Broncos managed to score 10 times while the Drake Canucks came up with six goals. Bauer Dumanski scored three times as did Tate Schmidt. The referee was Hadley Schmidt. Winning the pot of gold was Lisa Morningstar. At 8:00 p.m. March 3rd the Drake Canucks and Watrous Winterhawks met, which Drake won 6-1. Shots on goal were 60 to 31 for Drake. At 12:19 of the second period Rick Toman with Nick Kalnicki scored. At 14:10 Kyle Bergen scored with Brad Schroeder and Chad Bartel assisting. Scoring the first goal of the third period was Spencer Braaton with Nick Kalnicki and Matt Rintoul assisting. At 2:50 Danny Ewen

scored the fourth goal with Rick Toman assisting. At 15:07 Lane Manson scored and Patrick Ullyott assisting. Last to score for Drake at 18:15 was Spencer Braaten with Matt Rintoul assisting. In net for Watrous was Evan Reifferscheid and David Spooner for Drake. Winning over $300 was Craig Anderson of Watrous. Get well wishes, thinking of you and prayers for Wally (Lenora) Penner, Sam Bouphaphanh, Isabel Krieger, Helen Kornelsen, Ed (Leila) Kornelsen, Elizabeth Friesen, Anne Braun; all doctors, nurses, caregivers, folks in hospital, lodges, mourners of family and friends and anyone at home and just not feeling up to par. Back on February 24 the Redverse Midgets Rockets had businesses named on their sweaters like CIBC, Gordis Const., Murray’s Store, Hoff Motors, OK Tire and Auto, and more. All had numbers; unique.

NEWS lockwood Phone 528-2020

Nokomis United Church Men’s Annual Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in United

REPORT The 2011-2012 All Star ballot is out. The following players that have been nominated for MVP of League and local MVP of League: MVP nominations: Avonlea – Shay Neufeld; Bethune – Dustin McAngus; Cupar – Tyler Stewart; Lumsden – Lance Morrison; Raymore – Tyrell Shulko; Southey – Chad Mazurak; Strasbourg – Neil Kodman; Wynyard – Bryan Kauk. MVP local nominations: Avonlea – Calvin Watson; Bethune – Lucas Ulmer; Cupar – Justin Schulhauser; Lumsden – Jesse Matlock; Raymore – Tyrell Shulko; Southey – Travis Mohr; Strasbourg – Eric Schultz; Wynyard – Aaron Lindal. We’ll share the balance of the nominations over the next couple of updates. It has been obvious that we have had some challenges with our first round of playoffs and we apologize for that. On the evening of Friday, March 2, the Cupar Canucks were in Lumsden to try and finish their series. They were leading 2-1 after an overtime victory the previous Saturday

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evening in Cupar. The game resulted in a 5-2 win for Lumsden. The fifth game was held in Cupar on Saturday, March 3, which ended with a 4-2 win for Lumsden, winning them the best of 5 series 3-2. The Raymore Rockets were at a 1-0 lead in their series with Wynyard with game two in Raymore on the evening of Friday, March 2 (resulting in a win for Wynyard) and game three on Saturday evening in Wynyard, which Raymore won. Also on Friday evening, the Avonlea Arrows swept the Southey Marlins in their series in Avonlea. The game resulted in a 7-2 win for Avonlea. The Strasbourg Maroons and Bethune Bulldogs didn’t play game three on Friday evening, but played game four on Saturday evening in Bethune, with Bethune winning 13-7. The Bulldogs defeated the Carlyle Cougars twice to advance to the semi-finals of Provincial ‘C’ and played in Kyle on Friday evening. No other games have been finalized in that series. It will be posted on our Provincial page on our website ( when we receive that

Church basement. There will also be a bake table. Everyone welcome. 17-18c

information. Scores and box scores will be posted on our website on the 2012 Playoff page. I will tweet all scores of all games as I receive the information which you can access from your computer, you do not have to have a twitter account to see the scores and if you do have a twitter account please follow GeraldT Gerry Tomkins HHL President


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Classmates of Jessie (Kippan) Landon and friends of the Kippan family will be sorry to hear of her passing recently in Chase, BC. Mr. Kippan owned the Kippan Garage beside the Adanac Hotel in Semans, and was very active in community sports, especially curling. His sons Lloyd and Clare will killed in World War II and the family later moved to Vancouver. Jessie was married to Grant Landon, formerly of Semans. -submitted by Ida Waylett _____________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Co-op grocery store!

From our Dear Mr. Degenstien, I do wish Semans and some of the other towns would send in more news – it’s there, just not sent in. So many changes since I left Semans, and I know very few there now. It was a wonderful town to grow up in, and (as my title which was chosen for the 1982 Historical Society book says) it will be “Always a Hometown”. Thank you very much, and good luck with the Times! Ida Waylett 304 – 2623 Richmond Ave

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will be held in the Semans Gym on Wed., April 4, 2012 commencing at 5:30 p.m. SARM President, Dave Marit as well as Vice President, Ray Orb will be in attendance to recognize the 40 years of service of our Past Administrator and Assistant, Jim and Sandra Down. Tickets are $10.00 and available from the R.M. Office and Semans Credit Union.



Nokomis break in Police are still investigating a break in that occurred in Nokomis in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 1. The Nokomis Recreation Centre was broken into by persons unknown. The extent of damage or loss has not been released. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Watrous Detachment of the RCMP. Vehicle hit and run The Southey R.C.M.P. is looking for the public’s assistance in solving a crime that occurred on Monday, March 5 at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Highway 22 at Markinch. A van was turning right off of Highway 22 and was passed on the right by a black newer model SUV. The SUV

sideswiped the van and entered the ditch, drove for a distance, and then was able to get back on the highway and continue east. The van suffered damage to the passenger side, and the black newer model SUV sustained damage to the driver’s side. If anyone knows the owner, or driver of the black SUV, please contact the Southey/ Strasbourg RCMP or your local police service. Missing teen Yorkton Municipal RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15 year old girl. Senacca Reyes was last seen in Yorkton on February 29 at the Yorkton Regional High School. She is described as approximately five feet two inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has black shoulder length hair, and brown eyes. Yorkton Municipal RCMP have received reports that Reyes could be in Regina, but

that has not been confirmed and they have been unable to locate her. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Senacca Reyes is asked to contact the Yorkton City RCMP at 306786-2400, or the Regina Police Service. Highway fatality near Whitewood On March 4, at 6:30 pm members of the Moosomin RCMP Detachment responded to a single vehicle rollover, 6 kms east of Whitewood on the #1 Highway.A

1995 green Dodge Caravan was found in the ditch. The van was Westbound #1 Hwy with 5 male occupants when it is unknown as to how they ended up in the ditch. The van had also struck a power pole during the roll over. Whitewood and Moosomin EMS attended the scene. Road conditions were good at the time of the accident and traffic flow through the area is normal. One 26 yr old male passenger, Brendan Phillips of Regina is confirmed deceased, and the injuries of the other 4 occupants is not known at this time.

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See the March 13 issue of The Market Connection (page 14) for news on the Raymore

Seniors Girls Curling team who recently won Silver at Provincials in Weyburn.

Changes in fuel distribution services Midwest Agro, the longtime Esso fuels distributor in southwest and east central Saskatchewan has consolidated its services into five locations in southwest Saskatchewan after major changes took place in the distribution of Imperial Oil’s agricultural fuels over the past ten months. Up until July, 2011, Midwest Agro had operated Esso fuel distribution bulk stations out of 14 locations in Saskatchewan for 29 years under the management of David Jessiman at Midwest Agro’s head office in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan. Last spring the Esso fuel distribution was assumed by a new operator, Wigmore Petroleum, a division of Wigmore Crop Production Products based near Grand Coulee, Saskatchewan. The Raymore location changed over in July, 2011. After Wigmore ramped up their fuel distribution business over the fall months in 2011, in mid-December Viterra and Imperial Oil came to an agreement whereby Viterra would take over as Imperial Oil’s Esso commercial and farm fuel representative on the prairies. Viterra acquired the bulk fuel assets, and entered into a long-term agreement to serve as a branded reseller, hauler and cardlock operator of Esso fuels throughout parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. Viterra already operated an extensive network of full-service agri-business outlets throughout western Canada, and the Imperial Oil assets were strategically located within Viterra’s prairies service areas. “Fuel is a natural extension to Viterra’s service offerings and business model. Viterra can now

provide this essential product line to our customers and bundle it with financing options to assist growers with their seasonal cash flow needs,” said Viterra spokesman Doug Wonnacott in a prepared news release last November 8. “The agreement

was signed following a selection process by Imperial Oil and successful due diligence conducted by Viterra.” These changes have had a local impact, where the Midwest Agro office in Raymore is now closed. However the Esso bulk

station is still open in Raymore, with the administrative duties being handled out of Viterra’s office at Booth Siding. Three of the five former Midwest Agro employees in Raymore have found work with the new operator of the fuel service.

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Sports news & commentary Pee Wee Maroons on to Provincial C Final Nokomis Novice Chiefs second win of season at Raymore – March 3

The Strasbourg Maroons Pee Wee Hockey Team have led a successful quest for a provincial title! On February 23 the Peewee Maroons went to Carnduff and lost 5-4. However, when Carnduff came back to Strasbourg on February 26, the Maroons won that game 8-4, therefore winning the two game, total goal series. In the next round, Strasbourg played Gull Lake in Strasbourg on March 4. They won this game 14-3, and traveled to Gull Lake for the second game on March 8 which they also won 10-5. Next they go on to play the winners of the Spiritwood/Wynyard match up for the Provincial C Pee Wee Championship. Most of the Strasbourg Pee Wee Maroons are pictured here. One of the missing players was Dallas Gotch, who is recovering from surgery. However, his teammates are thinking of him as they hold up his jersey.

Leedahl Top D-man of the year Kurt Leedahl of the Nokomis Chiefs senior hockey team has been awarded Top D-Man of the year in the Long Lake Hockey League. Congrats Kurt! -photo submitted by Adam Hendry

Photos by Keith Braun.

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Mickelson’s career one of the best ever Is it possible a golfer could be rated among the Top 10 of all time even though he has never been ranked No. 1 in the world at any time in his career? That’s the question surrounding Phil Mickelson, the sweet-swinging American lefty with the maddening habit of crashing and burning at the most inopportune times but who, in 2012 at the age 41, is showing signs of having one of his best years ever. Mickelson, of course, has been Tiger Woods’ foil for the past 15 years on the PGA Tour. While Woods cemented his status as either 1 or 1A alltime with 71 victories (and 14 majors) in his first 14 years on tour, Mickelson had to be satisfied with good, but not great. Lately, though, it’s like the two have changed places. There’s Phil, standing on the podium, holding a trophy, kissing his wife and hugging his kids. And there’s the recently

divorced and publicly humiliated Tiger – despite the occasional flash of brilliance – shooting a lot of 75s, putting like he’s using a rusted tie rod from a ‘78 Buick, and wondering not whether he’ll ascend to the throne occupied by Jack Nicklaus as the best of all time, not whether he’ll win a major this year, but whether he has what it takes to win a tournament – any tournament – again. Mickelson, slated for induction in the World Golf Hall of Fame this year, had a great California run in February, winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by crushing Woods on the final day (64 to 75) and losing in a playoff the following week at Los Angeles. He will definitely be one of the favourites at next month’s Masters, the first major of 2012 and at a golf course, Augusta National, where he has won three of his four majors and missed the top 10 only twice since 2000. Meanwhile, we return to the question: Can Mickelson pos-

sibly be ranked among the top 10 greatest golfers of all time despite not being the top golfer of his era? The answer is yes, and here – to give you and your friends something to debate over a beverage after golf’s opening day this spring – are the rankings from someone who is not necessarily a Mickelson fan but who appreciates skill and flair that the Californian lefthander definitely possesses: 1. Jack Nicklaus, until he is dethroned in the ‘majors’ category, if ever; 2. Tiger Woods; 3. Ben Hogan; 4. Sam Snead; 5. Bobby Jones; 6. Byron Nelson; 7. Arnold Palmer; 8. Phil Mickelson; 9. Walter Hagen; 10. Tom Watson. I know, that leaves out the likes of Faldo, Sarazen, Player, Trevino and Ballesteros, so let the arguments begin. • Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle: “I wonder if sports photographers ever go to psychologists to improve their

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from the sidelines focus.” • Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated, on NBA star Ron Artest changing his name to Metta World Peace: “The forward formerly known as Artest hasn’t inspired any countries to lay down their weapons just yet.” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: ”Hal Steinbrenner says he is going to cut the Yankees’ payroll to $189 million a year. That way the whole team’s salary can be covered through hot dog and beer sales at home games.” • Barach again: “Hank Haney says in his book that Tiger Woods was interested in at some point joining the Navy SEALs. Although when it came to women he had the appetite of a shark and the hands of an octopus.” • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke. com: “Reports out of Edmonton say NHL bench boss Tom Renney is still suffering from headaches. No, not from the concussion, from coaching the Oilers.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Former Cal quarterback Joe Ayoob tossed a paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches – 19 feet longer than the recognized world record – inside a hangar

at McClellan Air Force Base in northern California. Updated Ayoob scouting report: ‘Still has an excellent arm, at least on paper.’ ” • Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, on the overemphasis on 40-yard sprint times for NFL quarterback prospects: “Peyton Manning and Tom Brady can’t outrun the cast of ‘The Biggest Loser,’ and they’ve done pretty well for themselves.” • Carl Steward of the Oakland Tribune, on word that Manny Ramirez will wear uniform No. 1 with the A’s this season: “Somewhere, Billy Martin is punching the lid of a box.” • Headline at SportsPickle. com: “Ryan Braun feeling lucky enough to enter 2012 Tour de France.” • A tweet from’s Steve Rushin: “MLB’s 10-team playoff format doesn’t go far enough. Let fans vote online for which two teams play in the World Series.” • Ostler again, with a spring training questionnaire for ball players: Which of the following would you like to see banned from the clubhouse? (a) Beer;

by Bruce Penton (b). Beer, until “happy hour” (the fifth inning); (c) The media; (d) The manager; (e) PEDsniffing dogs. • Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: Can you believe a silent movie actually won the Oscar? What next – the 1910 Hudson Roadster winning the Daytona 500? • CBS’s David Letterman, the reason behind actress Reese Witherspoon’s visit to the Bronx Bombers’ springtraining camp: “The Yankees are taking a look at her as a possible Alex Rodriguez girlfriend.” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer

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What do cows, running horses and Vincent Van Gogh have in common? Canada Post issued three stamps last week in the ongoing Art Canada series, celebrating the work of contemporary Saskatchewan sculptor Joe Fafard. The stamp designs showcase the rich diversity of subject matter, approach and choice of media Mr. Fafard has explored throughout his career. Throughout his career, Joe Fafard has fashioned many sculptures of animals, with an emphasis on cows and bulls. The domestic stamp features one of Mr. Fafard’s popular bovine sculptures, a work cast in bronze called Smoothly She Shifted. The U.S. stamp in this year’s Art Canada issue features Dear Vincent, a painted earthenware sculpture depicting Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. The sculpture presents the painter, palette in one hand, lit candle in the other, painted in colours Van Gogh often used in his paintings. The international stamp showcases a sculpture called Capillery, depicting three horses laser-cut from steel and bronze. A horse is also featured on the First Day Cover for the Art Canada Issue, this time in the form of a detailed charcoal drawing called Fancy. These stamps are not the first time Joe Fafard has had a con-

The Truth Behind “In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb”

nection to the post office. His father, Leopold Victor Fafard, was the Postmaster for the small town prairie post office of Ste. Marthe-Rocanville, Saskatchewan. As a means of honouring both Fafards, Canada Post has chosen Ste. Marthe-Rocanville as the honourary cancellation site of the issue’s Official First Day Cover.

Is there any truth to this saying??? Weather sayings are as colorful as our imagination. While many sayings are based on careful observations and turn out to be accurate, others are merely rhymes or beliefs of the people who came before us. Those people often believed that bad spirits could affect the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or did not do in certain situations. Those beliefs often included ideas that there should be a balance in weather and life. So, if a month came in bad (like a lion), it should go out good and calm (like a lamb). With March being such a changeable month, in which we can see warm spring-like temperatures or late-season snowstorms, you can understand how this saying might hold true in some instances. We can only hope that if March starts off cold and stormy it will end warm and sunny, but the key word is hope. However, this saying seems be to more of a rhyme rather than a true weather predictor. Some other March related lore includes: •A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay. • As it rains in March so it rains in June. March winds and April showers? Bring forth May flowers. Source: Sandi Duncan Managing Editor of the Farmers’ Almanac


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