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Tourism industry speaks out On March 21, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that Tourism Saskatchewan will become a Treasury Board Crown Corporation at the expense of a membership-based, industry/government partnership. As a part of this change, memberships will cease and Tourism Saskatchewan will follow the directives of government instead of industry. “No consultation on this decision was made with the tourism industry, Tourism Saskatchewan, or its board,” Randy Goulden, Chair of Tourism Saskatchewan’s Board of Directors, said. “Tourism Saskatchewan has a membership base nearly 2,000strong and represents the interests of close to 4,000 tourism businesses, events, and attractions in our province. This blatant disregard for any input by the thousands of business owners and operators that make up our industry is alarming.” In the wake of the budget announcement, Tourism Saskatchewan’s Board of Directors conducted a survey to provide an opportunity for industry to voice their concerns. This was sent to tourism industry members and non-members via an email invitation to an online survey on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012. In just over two days, 640 industry responses were received. The survey showed that an overwhelming majority of the industry does not support the decision to turn Tourism Saskatchewan into a Crown Corporation. Of the 640 respondents: 80 per cent felt that it is important for Tourism Saskatchewan to have members; 67 per cent of the respondents felt that a membership-driven organization best represents the interests of tourism stakeholders, while a further 26 per cent said they needed more information to form a decision. Continued on page 17.

It’s kind of “limbo time” in central Saskatchewan: there’s still ice on the dug-outs; some operators are still dealing with spring calving; some fields are dry enough to handle seeding equipment, but many others aren’t quite ready yet; there’s still a lot of over-night frost occurring; and we’re just now starting to experience the odd April shower. Good time for yard cleaning, equipment repair and tune-up, and putting together final plans for the spring and summer. Photo: the Richardson Pioneer plant at Nokomis, viewed from the south near Highway 20. - LMT staff photo

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They say a cloudy, rainy day is the best kind of day to ensure a good turnout at an auction sale, however, that rule of thumb apparently doesn’t apply to an Open House at a new farm equipment dealership! Monday, April 2 was a great day, weather-wise, and also a very good day to draw a large crowd to meet and greet the folks at the new Young’s Equipment location on Highway 6 south at Raymore. Regina-based Young’s Equipment recently acquired the Raymore location and Case IH dealership from Mid West Tractor, and will be retaining virtually all of the former staff, and potentially adding more. They held the Open House to allow current and prospective customers to meet Manager Ron Cox and his staff, and familiarize themselves with the equipment and service offerings at the new Raymore location. Raymore will be a full-service Case IH location, and will also handle the Bourgault and Kubota product lines, as well as several others. The Young family founded their business in 1988, and currently operates out of locations in Regina, Moose Jaw, Assiniboia, Windthorst, Weyburn, Davidson, and now Raymore. One of the largest equipment dealers in the province, Young’s has more than - LMT staff photo 150 employees, and carries about $9.7 million in parts inventory.

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Provincial news briefs Grand Opening of Humboldt Collegiate Officials and community members celebrated the opening of Humboldt Collegiate Institute on April 2, along with Humboldt Mayor Malcolm Eaton, students, staff and board members of the Horizon School Division and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. The new facility will house grades nine through 12 of the institute as well as the Carlton Trail Regional College. It is also connected to the Humboldt Uniplex which includes a fitness centre, a hockey arena, a curling rink and an aquatic centre. Construction of the facility began in 2010, and a number of partners were involved. The Ministry of Education contributed $12.5 million toward Humboldt Collegiate Institute. The Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration and Industry Canada provided $4 million to Carlton Trail Regional College. In addition, the federal invested over $1.9 million to fund upgrades to the Uniplex. $12.6 million to expand P.A. correctional facilities $12.6 million from the 2013 Provincial Budget is being allocated to complete expansion projects for the two provincial correctional facilities in Prince Albert. The Prince Albert Provincial Correctional Centre for men will see a three-year $24 million capital project to build a two-storey, 72-cell secure living unit, with double-bunking capacity of up to 144 beds. Construction funding for 2012-13 is $3.0 million. The Pine Grove Provincial Correctional Centre, the only correctional centre for women

in the province, receives $ 9.6 million to continue construction of a new 30-cell living unit with double-bunking capacity of up to 60 beds. The two-year capital project began last fall, at a total cost of $12 million. $92,000 in fines for safety violations D.M. Bryan Farms Ltd. in the Moose Jaw area has pleaded guilty to three counts under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and was fined $32,200 in Moose Jaw Provincial Court. The company was charged after a July 27, 2009, incident in which its worker, Tarivona Mutsengi, was killed after entering a grain bin to knock down grain that may have stuck to the sides of the bin. D.M. Bryan Farms Ltd. pleaded guilty to failure to ensure the health, safety and welfare of a worker at work; failure to ensure where a worker was permitted to work in a confined space, that there was a safe entrance to and exit from that space; and failure to ensure that all practicable emergency arrangements were made for the rescue of a worker and for the prompt provision of supportive measures, first aid, medical attention and any other measures there were appropriate where there was risk to the worker of asphyxiation. Six other charges against the company were stayed. Evraz Regina Steel has pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) and was fined $60,000. The fine is the largest for an OHS violation in the 2011-12 year in Saskatchewan. The company was charged after a January 20, 2009, incident at its Regina plant in which a worker was seriously

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injured when he became entangled in the motor drive shaft of a crane hoist. Evraz pleaded guilty to failure to ensure there was an effective safeguard in place to prevent workers from contacting a dangerous moving part of a machine. Another charge against the company was stayed in Regina Provincial Court. OHS conducts about 4,500 worksite inspections annually to ensure standards are balanced, known and enforced. In 2011/2012, there have been 42 convictions for non-compliance of OHS regulations and more than $261,000 in fines. Sask musicians win big at the JUNOs At the recent JUNO Awards in Ottawa, Saskatoon-based rockers The Sheepdogs received a record number of JUNOs – bringing home the most trophies that have ever gone to a single Saskatchewan artist in a single year. The group brought home Single of the Year, New Group of the Year, and Rock Album of the Year. This comes on the heels of their winning Single of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Live Artist/Group or Duo of the Year, and Rock Artist/Group or Duo of the Year at last week’s Indie Awards and Best New Artist at the recent Canadian Radio Music Awards. The Sheepdogs shot to fame last year after winning Rolling Stone magazine’s “Choose the Cover” contest, garnering over a million fans along the way, and appearing on Jimmy Fallon and proceeding to tour with Kings of Leon. Their album “Learn & Burn” was certified Gold in 2011. The Sheepdogs join the lofty ranks of previous Saskatchewan JUNO winners including Colin James, who brought home two awards, Male Vocalist Of The Year and Single Of The Year, in 1991 and has a total of five awards. Joni Mitchell won the first JUNO award for a Saskatchewan artist in 1976 for Female Vocalist of the Year. Saskatchewan’s 2012 JUNO Nominees also included The Deep Dark Woods (Roots & Traditional Album Of The Year) and Donny Parenteau (Aboriginal Album Of The Year). Saskatchewan will host the 2013 JUNO Awards. SaskPower increases earnings, holds rates Due to positive 2011 results and expectations for a continued


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We once again want to congratulate Lylie Herman of Nokomis and Bert Zelionka on the birth of another greatgrandson, Tanner Owen on March 29. Tanner is the son of Jonathan and Melissa Zelionka of Regina. Grandparents are Maxine (Herman) and Eugene Zelionka and Tony and Bonnie Cassano, all of Regina. He has a big brother Jayden and sister Taylor. Lylie Herman, Lenora Penner, Shirley Birtles and Hazel Chute recently went

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To Horizon School Division Management and Board: I attended the public meeting on March 27 with my husband. We both came away disillusioned and confused. We went to the meeting expecting to receive a reason that our school remains under review, but instead left feeling like we had wasted our time. We felt a lack of cooperation and openness was apparent by the feelings in that room. I don’t want you to get the impression that I cannot understand the concept of running a business. I started my business in 1981, and am still operating. As with every business, we experience times of boom and down times. When we are in up times, everyone enjoys the benefits, but in the down times, we must look for ways to cut back. If that is the case for closure, then please just tell us, but remember every school in this huge division should have to

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A couple of services come to mind: massage therapist and perhaps lawyer. It ...we want to know pointed what the problem areas are... was out at the the meeting gave us no real meeting that another indication what we needed school divito fix... sion found lar collected costs equally for no cost savings by closing each taxpayer. Perhaps we their schools. I believe transneed to review our adminis- portation costs would only trative costs to make sure we add to the financial burden. There is something I would couldn’t save some money, (if like to share with you about in fact money is the issue). At the present time, we my experience at Nokomis want to know what the prob- School. Firstly, I took all my lem areas are, since it is a grade school education there. little difficult to address the Following that, I spent a few issues when the meeting gave years as Special Education us no real indication what we Teacher Aide. I have no children of my own so thought needed to fix. I understand there are re- that may be the end of my pairs and upkeep to be consid- school connection. Little ered. Has there been any con- did I realize that I would be sideration to allowing some back at school another time. independent businesses to A few years ago, I decided to use some of the vacant space; upgrade my high school by therefore receiving some rev- taking Biology 30, by corenue on the area that we are respondence. When I conalready funding utilities, etc. tacted Principal Ken to see if he would be willing to give a FAITH  HOPE  SINCERITY little tutoring when needed, I Find Them In Church was received with open arms. Nokomis He coached me through any difficulties I encountered Baptist Church and even gave me support Sunday School – 10:00 a.m. through writing my final at Worship Service – 11:00 a.m. the school. That is something Library Hours: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. that is lost forever with a on Tuesdays & Wednesdays school closing. Pastor Rick Shott 528-4615 This morning as I was drivshare in the burden of lowering expenses. Every tax dol-

ing to work, I enjoyed waving to the kids on their way to school. On cold winter days, I often pick up students along the way in town and give them a warm ride. You cannot lead me to believe that a larger center would allow such opportunities for interaction with the general public such as that. Small towns provide a positive learning experience because we all know “It takes a village to raise a child”. Please let our children, who are our future, enjoy their formative years without the stress you have been putting everyone through with constant reviews. I commend the members of the review committee for the exceptional job they have done. I only hope their findings are not falling on deaf ears. The reports they have presented are comprehensive and well researched. Please review their findings with an open and intelligent mindset. I feel they addressed all areas of concern, on your part, with viable solutions. That brings me back to the original question of WHY? Your reply would be appreciated. Darlene Jones Owner of Buds and Blossoms Box 401 Nokomis, SK S0G 3R0

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Nokomis School news Principal’s Message Wow! What a turnout. We had over 290 people pile into the school’s gym for the public meeting surrounding the review of Nokomis School. We can only hope that such a huge show of support and interest can translate into some positive news. The board will be making their decision on April 25. No matter what the outcome, our review committee deserves a HUGE thank you for the hours of work they have done on behalf of the school and community. In the meantime, I hope everyone can enjoy a well-deserved rest and a relaxing Easter break. - Mr. Koenig Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 News Well, for March being a long month, it sure went by fast!! We were extra busy in both rooms which probably helped the month fly by! On March 14, Grades 1-8 visited Mission Ridge for their annual ski trip and had a blast. The weather was great and the sun was shining. All the 1’s and 2’s came back tired, intact and smiling so it was another successful year. On March 15, Little Miss Higgins and Foy Taylor came to the school and with the help of Lisa Bart, turned the playschool room into a recording studio where we later recorded our new school song. It was an experience that the whole school will never forget! These events, along with finishing up two units in Math and starting a new unit in Health, made for a jammed packed month in that room. The Kindergarten students also worked hard this month and got lots accomplished. Their time in Kindergarten is quickly coming to an end and they are starting to show that they are ready for Grade 1. The Kg’s finished up a unit on plants, have planted their own seeds, and are excited to watch them grow. Also, on March 16, the Kindergartens got to make their very first leprechaun traps. It was a busy couple of periods with a lot of precise planning, but unfortunately those sneaky little guys managed to avoid getting caught! All in all, March was great and we are looking forward to a beautiful April! Hope everyone had a Happy Easter! - Mrs. Hendry Grade 3, 4, and 5 News The Grade 5 students will be participating in a provincial writing activity this month. All Grade 5 students in the province will have the writing assessment administered. The goal of the Assessment for Learning (AFL) Program is to raise the achievement level of all Saskatchewan students. The data collected is intended to help improve student learning and achievement. The students will complete the

assessment during the week of April 16. Good luck to all. The Grade 3 class completed their Robert Munsch author study. They enjoyed reading a multitude of his books and the activities that accompanied them. We are currently learning about the parts of a friendly letter so we can send Mr. Munsch our letters. The Grade 4/5 class also completed their Gordon Korman author study. A Literature Circle was the learning tool that was used. They also had to choose a Gordon Korman novel to read and then present their information using a Book-In-A-Bag Talk. I hope everyone had a great Easter. Enjoy the break. - Mrs. Koenig Grade 6, 7, and 8 News We are heading into the home stretch. There is still much to do, but the list is starting to look more manageable. Daegan is working through the unit on Geometry and Measurement while the Grade 7’s await Amber’s return before starting their unit Patterns and Expressions. In the meantime they are getting extra practice solving problems. The Grade 8’s jumped ahead to get tessellations out of the way before Easter. Good timing as they are putting some of their knowledge into practice while they design and create their pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter eggs. Our class is having a science fair! Yay science! They are in the process of developing a question they wish to find the answer to, and creating a hypothesis, or educated guess. After Easter break they will do research and design an experiment to test their hypothesis. We have yet to pick a date for the fair, but look forward to having all the parents come in and see the projects on display. The Grade 8’s will be participating in the Provincial AFL Writing Assessment. They will be writing either a narrative or an expository paragraph based on a prompt. This needs to be completed by the beginning of May. The class trip is booked!! We are scheduled to go camping at Pike Lake on June 25-27, so mark it on your calendars please. I hope everyone had a great Easter and a relaxing break from school. Birthday wishes go out to Savanna on April 28. - Mrs. Tait Greetings from Mrs. Stratton Spring greetings to everyone! Everyone spent the first part of the month looking forward to the Easter break and some well-deserved time off. There are a few exciting things happening in April including the Little Miss Higgins video shoot


and the SRC Spirit Dress Up days. Here’s what we are up to in school: The ELA B30 students are reading Shakespeare’s Hamlet. ELA B10 students will be starting Shakespeare’s Macbeth after the break, and ELA 9 is finishing up unit four: love, loyalty and relationships, and will be starting Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. History 30 students are looking at Canada during the 1920’s and 1930’s era. Social 9 students are working on unit three: causality, which deals with the renaissance, enlightenment and scientific revolution periods. Communication Media students just finished local television commercials and will be starting documentarystyle videos after the break. We appreciate all the local businesses for their cooperation! Law 30 students are finishing up their Civil Law unit and we will be moving into Criminal Law at the end of the month. Again, just a reminder to parents and students, head over to the school website at http://nokomisschool.hzsd. ca to see the tab on the right hand side called Coming Up In Class. Featured here are assignment due dates and test dates that are coming up in Mr. Koenig and Mrs. Stratton’s classes; use this tool to keep up to date on the happenings in the courses. Also, a big shout out to Mr. Jim Swan for coming into our school and specifically History 30 and Social 9 classes to show us cool projects to do with iPads! Have a fantastic break and an amazing April! - Mrs. Stratton

vice on the council. Dale did not run in this year’s election.

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Dear Editor: I was very disturbed when I read Sandy Lewis’ letter to the editor commenting on Drake School. It is hard for me to understand how someone in the teaching profession in this school unit who lives only 26 kilometers from Drake does not know that YES, Drake School has been under review. The Drake School was under review the same time as Nokomis School’s first review, and the community of Drake was as upset as the community of Nokomis is now. I moved to Lockwood the year Lockwood lost their school and also their only grocery store. I would have preferred my children went to Nokomis as I was familiar with the music band program. Lanigan didn’t have a band program and I would have liked my kids to participate in band. Since I was new to the area, and my most of my friends were from Nokomis, my preference would have been for my children to go to school in Nokomis. However, since we lived on the school boundary, my kids could have gone to either Nokomis or Drake. Because our taxes were going to the Lanigan School Unit, we decided that

Term 3 Report Cards Report cards for Grades 6-12 will be going out on Friday, April 20. There are no formal parent/teacher interviews scheduled, however if you wish to speak to a teacher please phone the school and an interview can be arranged. SCC Annual Meeting The Nokomis School Community Council held its annual meeting on Monday, March 19. Council members are: Tim Hendry (chair); David Mark (vice-chair); Michele Cruise-Pratchler (secretary); Nina Moskal-Braun; and Betty Styles. There are still openings on council so if anyone is interested you can contact Tim. The SCC would like to thank Dale Knouse for his many years of dedicated ser-

Horizon Board of Education Meeting The Horizon School Division Board of Education will be holding its regular April meeting in the school on Monday, April 23 starting at 9:00 am. Senior Badminton The Sr. Badminton team has started playing matches against other schools in the area. There is no organized league this year so coaches are organizing matches on the fly. This year’s team includes: Girls Doubles – Lauren Koenig and Peyton McNichol; Boys Doubles – Josh Wood and Tyson Hunter & Adam Landru and Tylan Holbrook; Mixed Doubles – Kelsey Halstead and Cylus Zdunich; Boys Singles – Jordan Hards. Pre-district playoffs are on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24. District playoffs are on Saturday, April 28. All locations are TBD. Provincial Writing Assessment All Grade 5 and 8 students will be participating in the Provincial Assessment for Learning in writing. The assessment will be administered during late April and early May.

Kill Your Community If you wanted to kill your community, how would you do it? Do you need rioters in the streets and police-enforced curfews? Not even close. You only need these 13 easy ways that anyone can participate in to destroy communities of any size and shape. A community’s success or failure depends on the initiative that comes from within the community itself. In the non-fiction book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer outline 13 ways that communities sabotage themselves, often without knowing it. After you’ve learned this information, as a community, as an individual, go out and fight against killing your community and help it have a positive future. Watch this space in Last Mountain Times for the next 12 weeks, as we reveal another “way” each week.

#2: Don’t Attract Business Do not entice new businesses especially if they may be competing with existing businesses. In a community of 1,000 people where there is only one grocery store, that grocery store owner is usually barely making a living. If there are two grocery stores, interestingly enough, both do quite well. Likewise was the case in larger communities when it came to restaurants. With only a few restaurants, they all suffered, although when there were many restaurants, they all seemed to do well. Why? People like choice and variety and they like to feel they are purchasing in a competitive environment that assures the best price. In communities where competition is limited, people choose to drive where there is more choice, more variety and better prices due to competition.

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Letters to the Editor is where the kids should go to school. As we lived 40 kilometers from Lanigan (two phone exchanges away) this decision came with a 45 minute bus ride and extra driving for school activities. That was our life and all three kids received quality education with activities and interaction with kids their age, despite the distance their school was from home.

I am disappointed that any community in the area has to defend their school, but extremely upset that the Drake School has to continue to defend their school during the Nokomis School review process. Thank you, Shirley Birtles Drake, SK

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Ice ďŹ shing gear stolen The Kelvington/Rose Valley RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance locating the persons responsible for a theft of ice ďŹ shing gear outside the Archerwill Hotel, at Archerwill, on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Among items stolen were: a Jiffy Ice auger in a homemade white plywood box, three ice ďŹ shing rods, some ice ďŹ shing tip-up rigs, a ďŹ sh camera and a tackle box. Some items were in a black dufe bag and were taken from the truck box of a black Ford F150 4x4 pickup. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Kelvington/Rose Valley RCMP at 327-1200 Hotel burns again The Melville/Ituna RCMP Detachment continue to investigate an early morning blaze at the King George Hotel in Melville. The original hotel was destroyed by a deliberately set ďŹ re on February 17, 2010. The new hotel was set up in a temporary location also on Main Street, Melville. The Melville Fire Department and RCMP were dispatched to the ďŹ re at 12:40 a.m. on April 2. It took several hours for the ďŹ re department to put out the ďŹ re due to the at roof construction and heavy use of tar. The scene was examined by the Fire Chief, an investigator from the OfďŹ ce of the Fire ComMECHANICAL


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Gaming grants total $1.1 million The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is providing $1.1 million to more than 700 organizations across the province as part of SLGA’s charitable quarterly gaming grant program. “The people of our province are known to have an incredible spirit of volunteerism,� Minister responsible for SLGA Tim McMillan said. “The grants being provided by our government to these groups and organizations recognize their efforts and allow them to further enhance their communities.� Grant recipients in the Last Mountain area include: Optimist Club Of Duval, $1,048.10; Lanigan Golf And Country Club Inc. – $1,250.00; Royal Canadian Legion Lumsden Branch No.

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William Derby School held ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ on Tuesday, March 27. Over $4,000.00 was raised and donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation for heart disease, stroke research and health education. This year’s event was organized by WDS principal Ms. Schwandt-Kelln. Throughout the day, teachers, Mr. Terry Leibel and Mr. Blaine Bryksa, supervised the skipping in the gym. The younger grades were grouped with older grades who helped the younger ones with a variety of fun skipping activities. They enjoyed skipping on their own as well as in groups. Each student received their own skipping rope to take home. SS Photos courtesy of Mrs. Karen Hancock

WDS students put on well-attended performance/party William Derby School held a performance/party at the Strasbourg Community Hall on March 29, where parents and community members could attend and watch WDS students, along with the Prairie Dance Seeds Semi-Professional

U p co ming M a rr ia g e Parents, Heather Schaeffer and Omer and Jacqy Bonin, wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their children Scott Klass and Gabrielle Bonin on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Regina.

Youth Company, dance to their own creative work based on the theme ‘covet’. The music and outfits were Victorian-era based, which was somewhat unusual, but well-suited to the evening’s subject matter. Students started weeks ago, using an idea board to get ideas and help them along in making up dances. Many of the students used the idea of what they ‘need versus want’ as a theme. Some students danced to the thought that they ‘want’ Lego – others danced to the fact that they ‘need’ shoes. The Arts Smarts Dance project was taught by Misty Wensel, a former teacher from Regina who now owns the dance company, Fadadance. Misty was a great MC for the evening. Once the students had taken their bows, the party moved to the basement where desserts and drinks were sold, with proceeds going towards expenses incurred by the project. - LMT Staff - photos by Lori Degenstien


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William Derby School Various fundraising was held in support of Telemiracle. Penny buckets in the classrooms raised $411.93; selling Helping Hands raised $142.00; Name That Tune raised $20.00; the hockey shoot out with Mr. Eisler as goalie raised $50.00; PJ day and bake sale raised $258.00, for a grand total of $881.93

for this year’s Telemiracle. Great job! The Arts Smarts Grant Dance project with Misty Wensel has come to an end. On Thursday, March 29 ‘Covet’ was presented at Strasbourg Memorial Hall with grades 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 doing their own dance performances. Wensel has been

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Angela’s Dance Dance Alive Competition results March 24-25 in Strasbourg

doing contemporary creative dance choreography with these students and many in the 7 to 9 classes created a good portion of their dance themselves. Also performing throughout the evening were The Prairie Dance Seeds, the FadaDance youth company who showcased their beautiful, imaginative

dance movements. (see pics on page 6.) Wednesday, April 4 the student body and staff of WDS were encouraged to wear pink to focus on antibullying. Breakfast was served to start the school day and then an open mike forum was held to ‘say something nice about someone else.’

Grade 3 students at William Derby School under the leadership of their teacher Ms. Tammy Miller, have fun being creative in class designing eggs. Looks like some of them had their hands full, but smiles were still on their faces!

The following are the results from Angela’s Dance Academy: Group Awards: Penguin Cha Cha (Musical Theatre 0-5) – 1st; Stupid Cupid (Tap Group 0-5) – 1st; Polka Dots (Tap Group 7-8) – 1st; Geisha Girls (Tap Group 9-10) – 1st; Runaway Baby (Tap Group 13-14) – 1st; Footloose (Tap Group 15-17) – 1st; Dad, Your My Hero (Ballet Group 0-6) – 2nd; Blessings (Ballet Group 9-10) – 2nd; Black Swan (Ballet Group 15-16) – 1st; A World To Believe In (Lyrical Group 13-14) – 2nd; In This Moment (Lyrical Group 9-10) – 2nd; Good Mother (Lyrical Group 13-14) – 2nd; Moth’s Wings (Lyrical Group 15-16) – 1st; Saturday Night (Jazz Group 0-6) – 2nd; Reach For The Stars (Jazz Group 7-8) – 3rd; Funhouse (Jazz Group 9-10) – 4th; We Are Family (Jazz Group 13-14) – 1st; Party Rock Anthem (Jazz Group 13-14) – 1st; The Edge Of Glory (Jazz Group 15-16) – 1st; The Production Show Troupe (Production-Open). Individual Awards: Julia Edwards (Ballet Solo 15-16) – Gold; Austin Mayor (Tap Solo 15-16) – Gold; Julia Edwards (Lyrical Solo 15-16) – Gold; Danilee Brown (Lyrical Solo 15-16) – Bronze; Kelly Hanmer (Jazz Solo 9-10) – Bronze; Austin Mayor (Jazz Solo 15-16) – Silver; Julia Edwards (Jazz Solo 15-16) – Gold; Alyson Edwards (Jazz Solo 11-12) – Gold; Austin Mayor (Hip Hop Solo 15-16) – Gold; Tara and Carly (Lyrical Duo 1314) – Gold; Cole and Katelynn (Tap Duo 0-6) – Gold; Alyson and Kelly (Tap Duo 11-12) – Gold; Julia and Austin (Lyrical Duo 15-16) – Gold; Reyna and Kelsey (Jazz Duo 0-6) – Gold; Blake and Grace (Jazz Duo 7-8) – Bronze; Brooklyn and Thea (Jazz Duo 7-8) – Silver; Emma and Aivery (Jazz Duo 9-10) – Silver; Tara and Carly (Jazz Duo 13-14) – Gold; Julia and Austin (Jazz Duo 15-16) – Gold. Honorable Mentions: Reyna Hymers and Kelsey Sorensen. Overall Major Awards: Penguin Cha Cha – Most Promising Musical Theatre; Polka Dots – Most Promising Tap Group; Geisha Girls – Hi-Point Tap Group & Best Choreography Award; Footloose – Precision Award; Black Swan – Hi-Point Ballet Group & Choreographer’s Best Concept; Moth’s Wings – HiPoint Lyrical Group; Funhouse – Most Outstanding Appearance Award; Party Rock Anthem – Showmanship Award; The Edge Of Glory – Hi-Point Jazz Group; The Production Show Troupe – Hi-Point Production. Individual Major Awards: Austin Mayor – Most Promising Performer; Julia Edwards – Hi-Point Lyrical Solo; Julia Edwards– Hi-Point Solo; Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor (Duos) – Most Promising Performers. And now we are off to Regina for Dance Extravaganza!! -submitted by Angela Mayor

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An excellent presentation was made by our local Strasbourg EMS service to the grade 6-12 students at William Derby School on Friday, March 30. The presentation was based on SADS, Sudden Arythmic Death Syndrome. This condition has affected our community very closely with the loss of a dearly valued Grade 12 student, friend, and family member, Joel Thompson in the fall of 2010. On behalf of WDS SLC, Mackenzie Kelln and Noah Buzila presented a $200.00 donation to Marj Mohr, owner of Strasbourg EMS, to be presented to SADS. Also taking part in the presentation was EMT Janelle Frizzell (left). WDS had an AED (Automatic Electric Defibrillator) installed in the fall of 2011. DSK

WDS Grade 6 students, under the guidance of Mrs. Wendy Gottselig, were busy being creative and having fun, with shaving cream and colour, making decorative Easter eggs in art class.

Adult Classes 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sermon: “Seeing Myself” Children’s Church 11:30 a.m.

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Ticket Blitz busy place

Last Mountain Theatre Company held their ticket blitz for their dinner theatre featuring the play Pilots of the Purple Twilight. Dinner tickets sold out for Saturday, with only a handful left for Friday. There are still a few theatre only tickets available. This play is historically accurate, featuring some of the passengers and crew on board the Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage. Although the play does not follow the fictional storyline of the famous movie Titanic, the characters in the play do deal with their human emotions as they face their mortality.

U16 Viking Odins volleyball busy year

LMVBA monthly meeting The Last Mountain Valley Business Association held its April meeting at the Lions Den in Strasbourg on Wednesday evening, April 4 with representatives of eight local businesses in attendance. Major items of discussion included the new business promotion banners that will be erected soon on power poles along main street in Strasbourg. The banners are available to LMVBA members for placement in other communities as well. Discussions were also held surrounding the upcoming LMVBAsponsored events: the Show and Shine Car Show, slated for August 11, and the annual photo-contest which has a submission deadline of August 15 this year. Carol Schultz brought several upcoming events to the members’ attention:

the Strasbourg Rec Board is sponsoring the Communities in Bloom program in Strasbourg this year; on Monday May 28 the Heart and Stroke Foundation ‘Big Bike’ will be in Strasbourg for an early eve-

ning run. Participants can get a pledge form from the LMVBA website. The Big Bike will accommodate 29 riders. Special T-shirts will be available for participants. Schultz also noted that a ‘Royal’ event will be held in Strasbourg on Saturday, June 23 when the Museum will host a Queen Elizabeth ‘tribute artist-comedienne’.

Planning is continuing for the LMVBA’s annual scholarship program, and revised application guidelines will be approved at the association’s May meeting. Following up on an earlier discussion, Last Mountain Times editor Dave Degenstien reported that the newspaper has obtained permission to reprint a series of articles entitled 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. The satirical articles, by Alberta author Doug Griffiths, are designed to spur community leaders and businesses into action to improve their local communities in order to attract and promote business, and new residents. The LMBVA agreed to sponsor the series by running a small banner ad under each article. -LMT staff

New $50 polymer bank note The Bank of Canada began circulating the new $50 bill – the first of the polymer bank note series that will be available in automated banking machines – on Monday, March 26. The new $50 bill, which has an image of the Arctic research vessel CCGS Amundsen on the back of the note, was featured at an unveiling event at the Canadian Coast

Strasbourg Volleyball U16 Viking Odins team members: (back row, left to right) assistant coach Jason Danbrook, head coach Natalie Kazeil, Kelsey Kazeil, Kendi Danbrook, Rose Mansbridge-Goldie, Becky Smith from Lockwood, Katie Willcox, assistant coach Steven Trew; (front, left to right) Jodi Mortenson, Teigan Trew, Raylyn HesterPhoto courtesy of Susan Smith. man and Rhae Fisher. 18 and they won silver out of six teams. Sask Cup #2 was in Yorkton from March 24 to 25 with the girls winning a bronze medal in Tier 2 out of 25 teams! They will be in Moose Jaw April 14 and 15 and Provincials will be held in Saskatoon from April 28 to 30. One of our team members, Katie Willcox, has been scout selected for a short list of 2530 young women to try out for “Project China 2012” team in June. This elite group of women ages 16-17 will play volleyball in an exchange program against Shanghai, China. The team tryouts in June will result with a Saskatchewan team of 15-20

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girls. Shanghai will come to Saskatchewan in early December with the return game to Shanghai in late December. Congratulations to Katie, and good luck, we are so proud of you! The club families have done some additional fund raising for our team this year by hosting our own tournament, serving at the Alliance Church men’s night and in May, they will be serving at the LMTC Titanic Performance. They have also received additional funding from the Silton Rec Board and Govan Rec Board through Sask Sport. Proud Parent Glenda Danbrook

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Guard Base in Victoria, British Columbia. This past November, the Bank of Canada issued its first polymer bank note – the $100 bill – which celebrates Canadian medical innovation. The $20 note will be unveiled and issued later this year, with the remaining denominations – the $10 and $5 notes – to be unveiled and issued by the end of 2013.

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Angela’s Dance results from Dance Extravaganza Angela’s Dance Academy participated in Dance Extravaganza held March 30-April 1 at Campbell Collegiate in Regina. All the dancers and parents are to be commended on an outstanding weekend of dancing. Your hard work and determination is certainly paying off. The following are the results: Group Awards: The Production Show Troupe (ProductionOpen) – 1st; We are Family (Edwards Family-Int. Jazz 12-14) –1st; Funhouse (Int. Jazz 9-11) – 1st; Dad, You’re my Hero (Beg. Ballet 0-6) – 1st; Geisha Girls (Int. Tap 9-10) –2nd; Black Swan (Advanced Ballet 15-17) – 1st; Runaway Baby (Int. Tap 12-14) – 1st; Polka Dots (Nov. Tap 7-8) – 1st; Moth’s Wings (Advanced Lyrical 15-17) – 2nd; Footloose (Advanced Tap 1517) – 2nd; Blessings (Int. Ballet 9-11) – 1st; Party Rock Anthem (Advanced Jazz 12-14) – 1st; The Edge of Glory (Advanced Jazz 15-17) – 2nd; Stupid Cupid (Beg. Tap 0-6) – 2nd; In This Moment (Int. Lyrical 9-11) – 1st; A World to Believe In (Advanced Lyrical 12-14) – 1st; Saturday Night (Jazz 7-8) – 4th; Reach for the Stars (Jazz 7-8) – 1st.

Individual Awards: Austin Mayor (Tap Solo 15-17) – Gold; Julia Edwards (Jazz Solo 15-17) – Silver; Austin Mayor (Jazz Solo 15-17) – Bronze; Julia Edwards (Ballet Solo 15-17) – Bronze; Julia Edwards (Lyrical Solo) – 4th; Austin Mayor (Hip Hop Solo) – Silver; Karleen deHoop (Lyrical Solo) Bronze; Alyson Edwards (Jazz Solo) – Gold; Kelly Hanmer (Jazz Solo) – 4th; Jennifer and Brayden Kostal (Jazz Duo) – 4th; Tara and Carly (Jazz Duo) – Gold; Alyson Edwards and Kelly Hanmer (Tap Duo) – 4th; Reyna Hymers and Kelsey Sorensen (Jazz Duo) – Silver; Brooklyn Hilderman and Thea Weeks (Jazz Duo) – Bronze; Blake Cassell and Grace Edwards (Jazz Duo) – Gold; Emma Hymers and Aivery Li (Jazz Duo) – Gold; Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor (Lyrical Duo) – Gold; Laura Edwards, Jayce Frizzell and Cally Erhardt (Lyrical Trio) – Silver; Carly Erhardt and Tara Cardiff (Jazz Duo) – Bronze; Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor (Jazz Duo) – Silver. Certificates Of Excellence: Funhouse (Lighting Up The Stage); Polka Dots (Well-Rehearsed Routine).

Major Award Winners: Most Promising Lyrical Soloist – Julia Edwards; Most Promising Jazz Soloist – Austin Mayor; Most Promising Jazz Duo – Carly Erhardt and Tara Cardiff; Most Promising Lyrical Trio – Laura Edwards, Jayce Frizzell and Cally Erhardt; Choreography Award – Funhouse; Hi-Point Production – The Heartbeat Of New York; Hi-Point Ballet Group – Dad You’re My Hero; Hi-Point Lyrical Duo – Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor; Hi-Point Jazz Duo Runner-Up – Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor. Angela’s Dance Academy are now preparing for the Onstage Dance Festival being held at the Humboldt Uniplex this month. There is an expected 1,000 dancers at this five day competition. Keep up the excellent work!! -article and photos submitted by Angela Mayor

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Most Promising Jazz Duet – Carly Erhardt (left) and Tara Cardiff.

Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor with their medals for: Hi-Point Lyrical Duo, Hi-Point Jazz Duo Runner-Up, Most Promising Jazz Soloist (Austin) and Most Promising Lyrical Soloist (Julia).


Beginner Ballet group ‘Dad Your My Hero’: (left to right) Danilee Brown (assistant teacher), Emily Chitwood, Jillian Grund, Cole Flavel, Katelynn Lofgren, Tianna Brown, Reyna Hymers and Sarah Chitwood.

Mr. Joe Krahn, Learning Technologist for Horizon School Division has been at Bulyea Elementary School since March 19 showing the students educational apps that are on the iPads the division purchased for school use. The Grade 1 -3 computer class created ‘All About Me’ stories using Scribble Press and the Grade 4 - 6 computer class created two stories using Story Patch. The Grade 5 - 6 classroom has been using them in all subject areas on a daily basis. They are working on Stop Motion Movies using Pix Stop to recreate Native American stories, that the students are studying in Social. -submitted by Tracey L. Kelln

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Senior Lyrical group ‘Moth’s Wings’: (left to right) Carly Erhardt, Karleen deHoop,Tara Cardiff, Danilee Brown, Brooke Schulz, Julia Edwards and Austin Mayor.


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...continued: Nokomis School Review public meeting report The following is a continuation of the article published in the April 3 issue of Last Mountain Times on pages 1, 10-11 and 20. Nokomis community resident and activist Patti Shalapata was next on the speakers list, and read from a prepared statement. “You should be helping the students by keeping the school open, not working against them and their parents,” Shalapata said. “This is what has been going on with the constant reviews, though some board members may deny that fact. Board members need to do some real deep thinking, and most important of all, listening. Don’t merely pretend you are. Read all the information provided by our Nokomis School Review Committee. Listen to what has been said tonight.” Shalapata quoted media reports on the new provincial budget, noting that the provincial government has promised $1.7 billion for education, an increase of over 5 per cent from last year, and that the Saskatchewan School Boards Association said the increase was “very promising and positive.” She also noted that the Minister education said the funding increase and new funding model was only guaranteed for this budget, but will likely remain for the next two or three years. “I detect uncertainty in the Minister’s words,” Shalapata said. “None of us are guaranteed tomorrow – however, in planning for education great care has to be taken not to go down the road of no return. Do members of the board dislike unity, and are they only tolerating the way people have gathered for this common cause of the continuation of Nokomis School, our students’ education, and well-being?”

Patti Shalapata. Shalapata asked the board members two questions: what are the motives, and where are the orders coming from for closure, or partial closure of this school? In closing she challenged members of the board to stand and show their support for keeping Nokomis School open for all grades and commit to no more reviews of Nokomis School. Only two of the 14 board members present (Chris Weiss, and Melva Des-

jarlais) stood to show their support. A former student from Nokomis school stood next to reinforce the comments made by Kelsey Halstead. Lisa Bart said she went to school from K to 12 in Nokomis and it was a fantastic experience. “I also took four or five courses by correspondence, and even if we don’t have teaching staff available for some courses in

Kelsey Halstead. the school, correspondence courses are a great way to take the classes we need,” Lisa said. “In addition to the lessons, the courses gave me the work ethic to get the job done on my own, along with the help of the staff. Nokomis School was a great place to

Mark noted that Ron Gleim, from the Prairie South School Division had been invited to make a presentation,

school closures. Gleim said in his written submission that PSSD would not go through the School Review Process

their consideration. “I would also like to thank the staff of Nokomis School for delivering an exceptional level of education ...[Patti Shalapata] challenged members of the board through this to stand and show their support for keeping Nokomis process and all the unSchool open for all grades and commit to no more certainty that reviews of Nokomis School. Only two of the 14 board goes with it,” members present (Chris Weiss, and Melva Desjarlais) Hendry concluded. stood to show their support... The crowd however his schedule did not when the review is not sup- was then entertained by a reallow him to attend, so Mr. ported by the School Com- cording of a song developed Mark read a statement that munity Council, the students by Little Miss Higgins and the Gleim had provided to the and the community, and their students of Nokomis School in Nokomis School Community board is in the process of putCouncil in support of keep- ting their findings into policy. ing Nokomis School open. After presenting the inThe statement noted that the formation submitted by Ron school closure issue is for Gleim, Mark noted that Gleim the most part confrontational has offered to share PSSD’s and is not a good experience research and information with for anyone involved. Quot- HZSD, and make a presentaing from the experiences of tion to the board based on this Prairie South School Divi- information. sion (PSSD), he said com“I would say let’s not worry munities don’t feel they get about the 44 per cent space a fair hearing; the time line utilization,” Mark added in is very short; the community conclusion. “I would say let’s and School Council spend all find solutions that retain this their time on the review issue facility and increases its usand waste valuable resources age.” and time that could be better “As a parent here tonight, I Tim Hendry, Chair of the spent improving educational think we’ve proven that our Nokomis School Review opportunities in their schools. children are receiving an ex- Committee. It was also noted that the main cellent education, with high support of the school. HZSD questions asked by schools graduation rates, the appro- Board chair Jim Hack closed under review – how much priate number of credits, re- the meeting by reminding money will be saved? Can ceiving all the core classes those in attendance that briefs you prove our kids will and presentaas a parent here tonight, get a better education? tions are still Will our community I think we’ve proven that our children w e l c o m e d be better off? – never are receiving an excellent education, by the board, received convincing and that answers. Gleim noted with high graduation rates, the board that through consulta- the appropriate number of credits, will hold tion and communica- receiving all the core classes and its regular tion with the schools April board and communities, the many extras... meeting in PSSD found every commu- and many extras,” Tim Hen- Nokomis on April 23. A spenity had unique challenges dry, Chair of the Nokomis cial board meeting will be and opportunities, and as a School Review Committee held on April 25 in Lanigan to result the Division decided to added. “We offer a wide range consider the issue of Nokomis support small schools and not of extra-curricular activities, School. “I’d like to thank close them. Among the ma- and although our enrolment those in attendance for their jor points discovered in their numbers are low, we have presentations and valuable consultation and research pro- provided numbers showing feedback,” Hack added. cess, the PSSD found that: ru- an increase of around 20 per One of the observers seated ral students are getting a high cent over the next two years, in the back of the gym durquality of education; bussing with more children to follow. ing the meeting was Arm costs stay the same or become The community is working River-Watrous Sask Party higher; the only savings are very hard on economic devel- MLA Greg Brkich. He was for maintenance and capital, opment. About 2.5 per cent of interviewed by Last Mountain but the extra costs imposed PCS Lanigan employees live Times as the crowd dispersed. on parents, grandparents and in Nokomis, and with expanLMT: The HZSD took a communities far outweigh any sions taking place, and with little poke at the government savings to the school division; the BHP Billiton project still over the school funding issue. and economic development awaiting final approval, we Do you think the new budget is negatively impacted by think we can attract similar has addressed their concerns? numbers. A negative decision BRKICH: Well, I hope it on the school before this an- has. We’ve tried to provide nouncement would be prema- adequate funding to all the ture.” Divisions and with this fundHendry thanked the Review ing model all the divisions Committee for the countless are funded as equal as we hours they have put into the can. We’re trying to address Review, and as well thanked the inequities from years bethe HZSD board members fore with the funding. It’s


Lisa Bart. grow up in, and it created long-lasting friends and relationships. I hope the board definitely considers what the kids are getting out of the school.” David Mark, co-chair of the Nokomis School Review Committee made the presentation on behalf of the Committee. “We have collected copius amounts of information over the past four reviews, 300 pages of reports, hundreds of letters of support, all clearly stating support for a K to 12 facility. We would like to thank those board members that voted to discontinue the review, and for seeing the promise and viability that our school does show,” Mark said. “Over the years we have gathered community support, and done our due diligence work into the legislation and the school. Through this particular review we have made contact with individuals from neighbouring School Divisions, and we have found a far more progressive group of solutions being enacted to deal with the issue of small, rural schools.”


Kill Your Community David Mark.

not easy putting together a budget, and we’re looking at doing a balanced budget, and we have presented a balanced budget to the people, which we have increased funding to the school boards. The School Trustees Association said they thought it was not too bad of a budget. We’ve tried to do our best and I think this year we have tried to give them adequate funding. LMT: The numbers here at Nokomis School aren’t really that big in the overall scheme of things, even for Horizon School Division. BRKICH: I hope that the board doesn’t close a school for funding. To me it should be about providing quality education. If they feel the students can get better education in a different school, that’s what they should be looking at. That’s my personal feeling, and that’s the direction we try to give to the boards. LMT: Do you think they have addressed that adequately here tonight? BRKICH: They listened. I’ve been through these reviews before, in opposition and in government, when this board did reviews in Imperial, Drake and Govan, and Nokomis over the years. I’m hoping that the board listened. It seems that they have. It was an excellent turn out to show that this school is viable. They seem to be open-minded. They are elected officials. LMT: The Sask Party government brought this current review process into being with changes to the Education Act. Given the circumstances around this review in terms of the timeline being so tight, do you think there’s room to re-visit those regulations to make this process a little more transparent and workable, and less confrontational? BRKICH: That’s why I’m here, and Minister Duncan was in Pangman yesterday. We’re gathering information, and we all sit down in Caucus and we talk about our rural schools and how we can work to try to keep open. So, tonight is an informationgathering process for me. We have Caucus committees where we talk, and I’ll definitely take some of the ideas picked up here, and that other MLA’s have picked up, and talk about how can we adjust policy. I can’t promise anything, but I can promise that what I picked up here I will take back to the Legislature to my colleagues. -LMT staff

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Agriculture news & views

Ag Notes

Somehow it seems farmers on the Prairies, and particularly in Saskatchewan, seem to be finding themselves thrust into a modern version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and that book wasn’t exactly the happiest vision of the future. On one hand farmers face the uncertainty the federal government’s arrogance has cast upon the Canadian Wheat Board. That is a theme touched on in this space before, it remains primarily a question of the high-handedness of the government, and its willingness to ignore the legislation as written in this country – all too much Huxley for my liking – regardless of which side of the CWB debate you fall. And now we have the spectre of Viterra being chopped up like some carcass in a butcher shop and sold off to feed the voracious appetites of other corporations to grow. The issue came up when Glencore PLC, a major international commodity trading firms, paired with two Canadian companies, James Richardson & Sons Ltd. and Agrium Inc., to announce intentions to buy Reginabased Viterra. This is a difficult offer to get one’s head around, but it does speak to a continuing erosion of local farmer control of marketing grain. It was not so many years ago, speakers at almost every farm forum spoke of farmers needing to gain greater control of the system. It was reasoned the producers only gave farmers little control and they needed some investment up the chain toward the consumer. When founded, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool was doing that,

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by Calvin Daniels years ahead of speakers in the 1980s and ’90s. With the creation of Viterra, of course the direct farmer control was already gone, but at least management remained in the province. And now Viterra may be lost to the wind. Not surprisingly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come out as supportive of the idea. Sorry folks, given his CWB handling, that endorsement rings as a warning bell. To his credit, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced his government will review the proposed takeover. The government will hire Informa Economics to review the bid. Wall has said the government will use the independent analysis to help decide if the takeover is in Saskatchewan’s best interests or not. The Wall government, as business oriented as it may be, did come out against a recent proposed bid for PotashCorp so the Viterra study should prove interesting. Regardless of the outcome of the Viterra situation, and ultimately the CWB – once the courts make rulings – farmers are seeing an erosion of control. Farm members are not in control of Viterra, or of any potential buyer, nor do they site at the board table for whatever version of the Wheat Board may, or may not emerge once Harper’s government have their way. Funny how what everyone said farmers needed only a few years ago is being forgotten and in fact lost now – A Brave New World indeed. Calvin Daniels is a Yorkton-based ag columnist and writer. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

Many of the farmer-elected former directors of the Canadian Wheat Board have announced they will appeal the Manitoba court ruling that dismissed their motion to suspend the law to end the CWB’s grain monopoly. The former directors say they want Bill C-18 suspended until a court can review its validity.“We believe that the judge’s decision is not an accurate reflection of the rights of farmers,” said Alberta farmer and former CWB chair Allen Oberg. The Harper government did not hold a farmer vote on changes to the ‘single desk’ as required by previous legislation passed by the former Liberal government in 1998, and this is the pivot point for the appeal. The appeal by the former directors is one of several legal challenges of the Conservative government’s law, which will eliminate the CWB’s 69-year-old wheat and barley marketing monopoly as of August 1. The former directors’ legal action is supported by the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance, a pro-single desk farm group. Prior to the last federal election, which gave the Harper government its long-sought-after parliamentary majority, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz told farmers in Manitoba that the government would not act unilaterally to get rid of the single desk without a producer plebiscite. Then, shortly after the May 2 election, Ritz announced that the government was proceeding with legislation to eliminate the CWB monopoly on wheat sales.

CWB launches new programs The CWB has officially launched its new programs for a the grain-marketing era. Pool and cash contracts for wheat, durum and malting barley are now available, backed by CWB expertise and government guarantees, and farmers can sign up with the CWB to market their 2012 crop using the new programs. “Farmers can rely on the CWB to provide them with the most effective grain-marketing strategy as they enter a new open-market environment,” said CWB president and CEO Ian White, adding the new programs apply to the 2012-13 crop year which begins August 1. “Our programs offer competitive returns and solid risk management, with options designed for maxi-

mum choice and minimum hassle.” White said the CWB has been consulting farmers over the past few months, including through a series of 21 meetings in communities across Western Canada. “We’ve heard what farmers want from the new CWB and we’ve shared our plans with them. The result is a set of programs with unique features, including the most delivery options, the most wheat reference grades, and the most focus on farmers’ bottom line.” CWB programs include two pools, three cash-contract

programs and malting barley production contracts. Farmers can sign up directly with the CWB for some contracts – and choose their delivery point later – or contract through their preferred CWB grainhandling partners, which currently include Cargill elevators across Western Canada and South West Terminal near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. Handling agreements are expected to be reached shortly with all Prairie grain companies, giving farmers a wider range of delivery choices than any other contract available. White said farmer pricing

pools – now available exclusively from the CWB - will be a popular marketing approach for many producers. “Our pool contracts provide simple, effective risk management and marketing that ensure farmers will never be forced to settle for the bottom of the market or chase an elusive market high,” he said. Through pooling, farmers keep the profits derived from the sale of their grain - right from the farm gate to the end user. If market rallies occur after contracts are signed, only pooling ensures that farmers continue to share in the additional revenue.


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Federal Budget reaction: Ag sector 2012 budget may impact global hunger Less money for the world’s neediest citizens—that’s the result of the 2012 Federal budget, according the Foodgrains Bank. Over the next five years, Canada’s Overseas Development Assistance (or ODA) will decline by $790 million, from $5.6 billion to $4.8 billion, making Canada among the least generous of traditional aid donor countries as a percentage of Gross National Income (GNI). It will fall by almost $600 million in this fiscal year alone. While the exact nature of the cuts has not yet been made public, the Foodgrains Bank says this reduction in the total aid budget will mean that Canada has less money to spend on reducing global hunger through support for agriculture, food aid and nutrition in developing countries. These are activities which have been a priority focus of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) since the global food crisis in 2008, which saw a sharp rise in the number of hungry people in the world. Officials with

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Foodgrains Bank say this cutback is especially unfortunate, since CIDA’s extra investment in food security from 2008 to 2011 has helped to reduce hunger by providing emergency food aid to the horn of Africa and other troubled areas, and enabled small family farmers in poor countries to improve their livelihoods. The cut also means that Canada will fall further behind the recommended United Nations target of 0.7 percent of GNI for western donor countries. In the fiscal year which just ended, Canada’s aid was about half of that (0.34 percent). Based on the budget projections that were just announced, Canada’s aid will fall to about 0.24 percent by 2015. “Unfortunately, Canada is not alone in cutting its aid budget; other G7 countries are doing the same,” spokesman Paul Hagerman said. “Some of the larger countries in the developing world, such as China, India and Brazil, are picking up the slack. However, their aid budgets are not as large as Canada’s, even if they are increasing by 10-20 percent per year—while G7 aid budgets

are stagnant or declining. The 2012 budget is not expected to have any direct impact on the programming work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which signed a five-year funding agreement with CIDA in 2011.” The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. Together with matching support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Foodgrains Bank has provided over one million tonnes of food assistance to people who are hungry since 1983. Grain Growers mixed on Federal budget The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have mixed feelings on the value to farmers in the federal budget this year. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s core budget will be reduced by ten per cent over the next three years: $17.1 million this year, $168.5 million next year and $309.7 mil-

see cuts in the double digits. Although there were minimal cuts to AAFC program spending (0.12%), the Board of Directors agreed that agricultural producers will have to wait and see what specific areas of the department are cut, and whether those changes will affect service delivery. “If AAFC can find ways of delivering their programs and services more efficiently, then of course we are supportive of these changes,” Hall said. “But if the cuts create backlogs and service deficiencies for rural residents, then we will take those concerns to the Minister and work with him to find solutions. Saskatchewan farmers, especially those in the eastern part of the province will be pleased to see that nearly 100 million dollars has been allocated towards permanent flood mitigation following the 2010 and 2011 floods.” Hall concluded. “It is clear to see that both levels of government recognize that mitigation can dramatically lessen the impact and cost of natural disasters on rural and urban communities.

Five tricks to combat inactivity!

Physical inactivity causes millions of deaths every year and is one of the five main risk factors for death in North America. We are currently faced with a real crisis in physical inactivity and obesity, which could lead to almost unimaginable costs in the future due to an epidemic of chronic illnesses. Fortunately, all society has to do to change this depressing scenario is to exercise more! An adult should do 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. However, this is easier said than done, especially for adults caught in a busy routine of work, children, caring for elderly parents, domestic chores, etc. So here are five tricks to help you succeed without turning your schedule upside down: 1. The idea is to get moving, not just to work out at a gym. So take every opportunity to shovel, dig, scrub, walk, climb stairs, etc. 2. After supper, don’t sit down in front of the television before going for a walk or a bike ride with your partner, your children, the dog... 3. Make the most of your lunch break to walk, bike, swim or work out. 4. Weight bearing or impact exercises, which are great for bone health, should always have a place in your routine: jump rope, garden energetically, etc. 5. Don’t neglect muscle toning exercises either. Exercises such as muscle pumping and abdominal crunches increase muscle mass, strength, and endurance. These exercises can easily be done at home without you having to miss your favourite TV series!

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Lind slugged 26 homers last year. On the mound, Ricky Romero (42 wins in his first three years with the Jays) heads a pitching staff that is no longer a laughing stock, featuring Brandon Morrow (11-11 last year) and closer Sergio Santos, who saved 30 games in 36 opportunities with the White Sox last year. Waiting in the minors for his chance in the bigs is Kyle Drabek. Major League Baseball annually produces surprising teams. Underdog St. Louis Cardinals, remember, won the World Series last year. Arizona Diamondbacks, picked to finish last in the NL West after a 65-win season in 2010, finished first with 94 wins in 2011. Texas Rangers, also-rans for so many years, are now an established power. Don’t bet the rent, but don’t be surprised if the high-paying Red Sox and Yanks are sitting

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the world’s fifth-largest exporter of agriculture and food products. APAS gives mixed budget review The Board of Directors of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) gave the 2012 Federal Budget mixed reviews in light of the potential longterm impact of some costcutting measures announced in the document. Overall, the APAS Board was pleased by the Budget’s goal of intensifying “Canada’s pursuit of new and deeper trading relationships, particularly with large, dynamic and fast-growing economies” but expressed concern with the lack of details surrounding some of the more significant cuts. “Overall the budget wasn’t as harsh as expected, although Ag Canada did take some of the largest cuts,” said Norm Hall, APAS President. “The good news so far is that they protected most of the program spending.” Despite the expected spending cuts announced for many departments, AAFC was one of only 10 departments to

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Watch out: here comes the Blue Jays You can’t shove a square peg into a round hole, nor squeeze a camel through the eye of a needle. And the Blue Jays can’t win the American League East. OK, maybe that last ‘can’t’ is a ‘not usually’, but contending in the toughest division in baseball (which includes high-spending Yankees and Red Sox and ultra-talented Tampa Bay) hasn’t been easy for Toronto. But that appears about to change. Don’t look now, but the 2012 Blue Jays are threatening to bring baseball excitement back to Canada reminiscent of the early 1990s, when they won back-to-back World Series titles on the talents of Joe Carter, John Olerud, Roberto Alomar, Pat Hentgen and Jack Morris. The Jays were an absolute freight train during the spring season, mowing down the opposition with power, pitching

lion in 2014. “Although on the surface the cuts look large, we are reserving judgment till we have more details regarding which programs will be trimmed,” a spokesman said. “Potentially, these wide spread cuts may not touch critical areas. We recently heard the Minister speak on the need for research, so we are actually optimistic about research funding remaining a high priority for Agriculture Canada.” More clarity is needed, however. The GGC said they will be looking for more detail where the cuts are coming from. “We appreciate money is tight federally, but it is important to remember that agriculture didn’t cause this deficit, and in fact we have been one of the consistent bright sports in the economy,” says GGC president Stephen Vandervalk. In 2009, the agriculture and agri-food sector accounted for approximately 2 million jobs and 8 per cent of total GDP. With nearly $35.5 billion in exports, Canada is

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from the sidelines at home this October while the Blue Jays are reliving their glory days of 20 years ago. • Janice Hough of “Congrats to Jamie Moyer, 49, who made the Colorado Rockies, and will now be the oldest pitcher ever on an MLB Opening Day roster. Moyer’s next challenge: To become the first pitcher whose age is a higher number than his pitch speed.” Meanwhile, Hough reports that after hearing that 44-year-old Omar Vizquel, had cracked the Blue Jays roster for 2012, Moyer sent his congratulations, adding “Omar is such a hardworking young man.” • Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on the $500,000 first-place prize in the Bassmaster Classic: “Eleven Kansas City Royals immediately announced they’re leaving baseball for the big money in fishing.” • Another one from Ostler: “The government of Qatar is still questioning the need to sell beer at World Cup matches in 2022. Isn’t Qatar in the desert?

Yo, vendor, gimme a hot chocolate!” • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke. com: “NFL linebacker Joey Porter called Tim Tebow the Justin Bieber of the NFL. I’m not sure this insults Bieber’s arm or Tebow’s singing.” • Currie again: “The N.Y. Jets acquired Tim Tebow from Denver for a fourth- and sixthround pick. And a prayer to be name named later.” • David Whitley of, on Tiger Woods’s return to competitive prominence: “Cheering against Tiger Woods used to be as futile as cheering against the sun coming up. Bad news, Tiger haters. It’s time to start squinting again.” • Another one from Hough, on Chipper Jones saying he’ll retire at the end of the 2012 season: “Responded Brett Favre: ‘The first time is the hardest’.” • After TV evangelist Pat Robertson criticized the Denver Broncos for trading Tim Tebow, saying that Peyton Manning could be injured and the Broncos would be left with-

by Bruce Penton out a quality quarterback, Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: “I’m no theologian, but I’m pretty sure TV evangelist Pat Robertson offered God a bounty for a Peyton Manning cartoff.” • Another one from Hough to finish up: “For all those disappointed folks who spent money on Mega Millions and still haven’t given up on chasing the impossible dream, the Cubs are considering taking nonrefundable deposits on World Series tickets.” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer

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DYNO EXPRESS INC. is now hiring 1A Drivers hauling crude oil and condensate, southwest Sask. Benefits. Wages $5,000 – $6,000. For information call Bob at 306-869-7995. Email resume along with drivers abstract to

FLAGSTAFF COUNTY, Sedgewick, Alberta requires a Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic. Fax/Email resume by 4 p.m., April 23/12. Attention: Steve Kroetch 780-390-0340 (cell); 780-384-3635 (fax). Email: skroetch

NEEDED. Heavy Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email: pdunn@parkland RTL Construction, located in Yellowknife, NT is recruiting Crusher Operators. RTL offers; travel, competitive wages & meals /accommodations. Please send resume via email, or fax, 867.920.2661. SERVICE MANAGER Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telus

KITCHEN POSITIONS A Winnipeg based heavy construction contractor is currently seeking an Assistant Cook and a Kitchen Helper for our rural construction camp operations. Positions will require extensive travel to various locations throughout Manitoba. These are seasonal positions, typically from mid May to mid October. Qualified persons can expect competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Send resumes to: 101 Dawson Road North, Winnipeg, MB, R2J 0S6 Fax: 204-237-8337 Email:

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South Country Equipment Ltd. is now hiring 10 Full time Heavy Equipment Servicers. You will be required to: Assist the Journeymen technicians and perform tasks as directed, perform basic equipment reconditioning and maintenance, perform basic diagnostics, with entry level familiarity re: equipment diagnostic software. Qualified candidates must be 3rd level apprentice equivalent or minimum 3 years experience. Wages are $20-$21 per hr depending on experience. Qualified candidates would be assigned to work in any of the following locations: Weyburn, Southey, Regina, Raymore, Mossbank, Moose Jaw, Montmartre, Assiniboia. Please reply in writing, fax or e-mail to: watsondrew@south South Country Equipment: attention Drew Watson or Chris Clements phone: 306-8842-4686 fax: 306-842-3833 company website: SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE - heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: Fax 403-568-1327;



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  The Drake Community for Seniors welcomed 14 seniors for a noon meal at the Villa April 3.   Visiting at Vic and Chris Bergen and Katherine Funk’s were Mark and Melissa Bergen from Lloydminster April 1.   Mary Bergen had a fellowship meal in the Villa for her children, Bob and Joanne, Tom and Candance and Kyle and Marci March 30.   Stu and Colleen Jantz travelled to Kelowna, BC, to visit family for Easter.   Lucas and Kristy (Friesen) Thiessen were married April 7 in Lanigan Fellowship Church with the reception at Danceland.   Harvey Bartel is back

home in his suite in the Villa. He thoroughly enjoyed his respite stay in Parkland Lodge, Lanigan in late March.   April 3, the Jansen Zion Ladies held a cabbage roll and perogy supper in the Jansen Hall. The baking was gone in minutes.   Get well wishes, thinking of and prayers for Wally (Lenora) Penner, Isabel Krieger, Helen Kornelsen, Ed (Leila) Kornelsen, Elizabeth Neufeld, Anne Braun, Belle Mullet, Edna Meikle who is home now, Scott Schroeder, all doctors, nurses, caregivers, folks in the hospital, in lodges, family members mourning a loss of a loved one and anyone at home not feeling up to par.

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Common grazing management mistakes   Managing pastures for maximum productivity sounds easy in theory but once weather fluctuations, insect or wildlife damage, and other unforeseen circumstances enter the equation, pasture management quickly turns into a complex balancing act. Grazing management mistakes are bound to happen when dealing with the complexity of a pasture ecosystem. Learning from these mistakes is a good preparation for future unforeseen circumstances and better risk management in your grazing system. 1. Looking only to the past  to determine stocking rates.   Using the same stocking rates year after year often results in pasture degradation. What may have worked in the past may not be appropriate in the present. Most grazing animals have increased in frame size, thereby increasing forage demand for a single animal. Each year will also present a different moisture situation and therefore different amounts of available forage. Properly balancing your forage supply and animal demand based on weather patterns and herd requirements is recommended. 2. Thinking that more  animals grazed means  higher profits.   As stocking rates go above what a pasture can carry sustainably, animal performance

and animal health will start to decline. As forage supply becomes inadequate, animals are also more likely to graze harmful and toxic plants. In addition to compromised animal performance, the grazing pressure on your desirable forage plants can lead to reduced pasture health. Long periods of rest may be necessary to restore pasture productivity. Reduced pasture productivity can be costly if additional feed needs to be purchased to meet animal nutritional requirements. All these factors reduce your profit. 3. Thinking that leaving forage behind is a waste  of feed.   Drought is always a matter of when, not if it occurs in Saskatchewan. Keeping stocking rates conservative is the best drought insurance policy. Well rested, vigorous forage plants with a well developed root system will stand a much better chance of survival than an overgrazed, stressed plant with a compromised root system. Forage not

used in above-average rainfall years can provide carry-over feed for periods of moisture shortfalls. Left-over forage material also turns into litter which helps protect the soil surface from soil erosion and keeps soils cooler and moister during the heat of the summer. 4. Following the same  pasture rotation year after  year.   Grazing during rapid spring growth can be stressful to forage plants. Using the same pasture for spring turnout or during rapid spring growth, is taxing on forage

plants. Desired plants are often selectively and repeatedly grazed during this rapid growth stage, which may give weedy or undesirable plants an opportunity to take over. Deferring grazing during critical plant growth periods, using pastures at different seasons of the year, and rotating through pastures in different sequences from year to year will help in maintaining good pasture health. -by Nadia Mori, MSc, PAg, Regional Forage Specialist, Watrous Regional Services Office Saskatchewan Agriculture

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Hudson Anthony – 5 lbs. 7 ozs. and Grace Eberly – 4 lbs. 12 ozs. were born to Kalla (Mann) and Steve Boser of St. Albert, Alberta on March 17, 2012. Grandparents are: Bob and Leslie Mann of Semans and Pat and Linda Boser of Swift Current. Greatgrandparents are: John Holmes of Semans and Lorna Ganter and Jerome Boser of Unity.

Hopkinson contributes to ‘Memory Project’ you will be able to listen to his first hand accounts of his experiences in WW11 or you can read along as he speaks. David just turned 93 years young in March. Some will probably notice other familiar names of veterans who have served and their recollections as documented in ‘The Memory Project.’    To view ‘The Memory Project’ go to:

Jim and Sandra Down retired on the 100th anniversary of the RM of Mount Hope No. 279, after 40 years and four days of service. The supper was attended by 146 adults and some children. Special guests honoring the Downs were SARM President Dave Marit and Vice President Ray Orb. Reeve Oblander (above) expressed the gratitude of the community for their service. They were presented with watches in addition to a fire hat from the volunteer Fire Department which Jim was an active member of. A great evening.

Tourism industry speaks out Continued from page 1.   Only seven per cent think a Crown Corporation will best represent them and 90 per cent of those surveyed expressed a desire for a voice in the drafting of upcoming legislation and regulations.   “Through the survey, respondents provided 716 questions and comments that they would like addressed by government as it moves forward with this change. The government claims that the change is based on consultation with industry, however, in 2009 the government commissioned a report on tourism in Saskatchewan and the resulting report clearly states that Tourism Saskatchewan should remain at arm’s length from government. Tourism Saskatchewan was formed in 1994 as an arm’s-length agency with a mandate to develop and promote tourism. Tourism activity generates over $1.67 billion annually and employs over 11 per cent of the provincial workforce,” Goulden added.


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ARIES Deciding to take a last minute trip is a great idea at the present time. You’ll be really surprised by how many friends and family members are ready to participate in your adventures. TAURUS You will probably need to make some changes in your circle of friends. It is important for you to eliminate those who take advantage of you as well as those who drain your energy. GEMINI It’s possible that you will have to come to terms with people who are constantly changing their minds both at home as well as at the office. You will benefit from a wealth of creativity. CANCER You will double your efficiency at work or in your various responsibilities. Your attention to detail seems to have increased tenfold and you will realize several amazing exploits. LEO You could become the centre of attention for one reason or another. You will need to freshen up your wardrobe a bit in order to improve your appearance. VIRGO It’s possible that you will spend several days at home especially if there are people coming to do some work there. It’s also possible that one of your children will need their favourite nurse close by. LIBRA You could be really tempted to buy a new car. In fact you may come across a great deal. You may have to speak in front of a crowd at work or elsewhere. SCORPIO It’s possible that you will have to incur several large expenses. Fortunately you may also be in a position to work some well-paid overtime. SAGITTARIUS There’s lots of action and unexpected developments on the horizon. It’s possible that a bit of confusion may arise with certain members of your family. You will soon reach a compromise. CAPRICORN You will need to rest at the beginning of the week as you will probably have to undertake a big project, one which will take up a lot of your energy. AQUARIUS There will always be people dissatisfied with your efforts even if you do everything you possibly can. Fortunately you are able to put everything into context by expressing yourself clearly. PISCES Time is a rare commodity for many people and you are no exception. However, by developing a good sense of organization you will be able to accomplish everything you have to do.

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  David Hopkinson, from the community of Raymore, has taken part in ‘The Memory Project,’ Canada’s largest online oral history archive. This project is to help preserve the memories of WWII veterans and other veterans who have been in conflicts fighting for our country.     The veterans share their stories of their service and experiences which will help today’s young people, understand the sacrifices of Canada’s men and women during war and throughout peace time.   If you enter David Hopkinson’s name in the search,


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Services Directory Check it out on page 16. Business & Professional

Mae Clarke • 729-3014

Great Country Women’s Day in Bulyea   On Monday, April 2, the Bulyea Community Hall was the setting for an afternoon of enjoyment with approximately 15 ladies from the Silton, Sask Beach, Kannata Valley area attending the annual Country Women’s Network Ladies Day. The hall was a bustle of activity and laughter as approximately 80 women enjoyed the afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. with registration followed by a comedian and two interesting and informative presentations. A delicious supper was catered by Karen Wilker from Craven.   Peter Dielschneider from the Flower Hut in Regina did a presentation on the ‘Basics of Floral Design.’ Peter has been in the florist business for 25+ years and it was amazing to watch and learn how to make a beautiful flower arrangement. Peter shared many helpful tips on buying flowers and how to maintain and take care of your flowers once you get them home. At the end of Peter’s presentation the flower arrangements were drawn for

Peter Dielschneider from the Flower Hut in Regina Wagner Ad:Layout with his puppy floral creation.

and Peter presented the ladies with their bouquets. Gloria Gray from Kannata Valley took home the bouquet of roses.   Fran Knaus-Switzer, 911 Dispatcher working out of Regina, spoke to the group on 9-1-1 calls for emergency service, fire, crime in progress and medical emergencies. Fran stressed the importance of the 9-1-1 service and she gave us some helpful tips when making a 9-1-1 calls: stay calm, explain what is happening, your location, name, address and telephone number, and to remain on the line to provide

Fran Knaus-Switzer a local gal, working as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher out of Regina.

additional information. Fran’s presentation was very interesting, informative and helpful. Many times we forget we are not the only ones having a crisis. The people receiving 9-1-1 calls are dealing with many calls in one day and never get closure on many of these situations, thus their jobs can be very stressful.   The Country Women’s Network (CWN) is a group of rural women supporting rural women. CWN encourages, educates and empowers women so come out and enjoy. They have a few meetings, plan upcoming events for the year and enjoy companionship. A bus trip is in the planning for early June. Watch Last Mountain Times for more information on this and plan to go home filled with good food, good information and good fellowship.   In the past CWN has provided annual awards to Bulyea and Strasbourg School Agricultural Science Fair Projects, sponsored a seniors tea, and helped with Christmas decorating at the Pioneer Home in Strasbourg. One of our local gals Rita Kerr would be more than happy to hear from you, so come out and join the fun.   The Country Women’s Network can be commended for their hard work and dedication to a very worthwhile and enjoyable ‘Ladies Day.’ -article and photos submitted by Mae Clarke

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  Easter celebration is now past, yet the hope that Easter inspires continues all year long. It is not an accident that Easter happens in the springtime. Jesus died and rose again at the time of the Jewish Passover and this holiday occurs in the spring of the year. Sometimes scholars point out that there is no reliable way to determine at what time of the year Christ was born. December 25 seems to have been chosen somewhat arbitrarily perhaps to coincide with pagan celebrations in pre-Christian Europe. But with Good Friday and Easter it is different. It is known with certainty that Jesus was crucified during the Jewish holiday of Passover always held in the spring of the year in Palestine. The timing of Easter is certainly God ordained.   God illustrates the resurrection in each new leaf that sprouts in the springtime. Spring is the season of renewal and rebirth af-

ter a winter of rest and apparent death. For those of us who live in the northern latitudes, we understand and experience the delight and excitement that spring brings. Winter holds us in its icy grip for far too long. We persevere because of hope. Spring will come and with it new life. What a delight to experience the greening of the land, the return of the birds and the birth of young! The wonder of spring is a powerful metaphor of Easter hope.   Jesus Christ died and with his death the aspirations of the disciples seemed to have been shattered. After all, death is final, right?. Who can argue with that enemy? Yet reality is stranger than fiction. Death was not the end for Jesus. On the third day Jesus came to life again. He who died was now alive again; a fact attested by hundreds of astonished, reliable and sometimes skeptical witnesses.

Rev. Glen Lonie Strasbourg Alliance Church

Liberals call on Parliament to delay Harper’s retirement bonus   “Parliament must lead by example and delay the Prime Minister’s retirement bonus to match what Conservatives are asking of Canadians,” said Liberal Leader Bob Rae last week   “Through our sub-amendment we are asking the House of Commons to vote on whether or not it agrees with the Conservative double-standard of protecting the Prime Minister’s annual retirement bonus, which he will collect at age 65, while forcing Canadians to delay their retirement by an additional two ‘Harper years’,” said Mr. Rae. “It is time for the Conservatives to practice what they preach, accept our sub-amendment to the budget and put an end to this “harpocrisy.”   The Liberal sub-amendment to the Budget, tabled in the House of Commons last week, focuses on the fact that the Conservative budget protects the Prime Minister’s special “allowance” worth over $100,000, which he will receive annually starting at age 65, while delaying Old Age Security benefits an additional two years for other Canadians. Part of the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act (Part III –

48(1)), the Prime Minister’s bonus draws from general revenue, the same source of funds from which the OAS is drawn.   “Even after we highlighted the double-standard last Friday, the Conservatives have so far refused to close the

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  This historical event has implications for all of us. Jesus said these amazing words, “Because I live you shall live also”. The resurrection of Jesus has implications for your future and mine. We see our loved ones die. With love and sadness we bury their remains and the great winter of waiting begins. The promise of Easter is that resurrection is coming; we live with the hope that a great spring awakening will come. Jesus said, “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.”   We need hope to live. English Poet, Alexander Pope wrote, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.”   Easter is the promise of that hope. Winter may be long and cold but spring is on its way. Death is sad and painful but the resurrection awaits. In that hope we can and will persevere.

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Overheard at the coffee shop

Is it time yet?   To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; (Ecclesiastes 3:1,2)   Although the writer of these famous words was thinking about worlds much bigger than your garden or mine, we would do well to ponder these words of wisdom. Every gardener, every nursery person, and every farmer enjoys incredible bounty and contentment when their efforts align with the forces of nature. This alignment is sometimes difficult to achieve and misalignments can really take the fun out of gardening, especially if there are actions (or in this instance, inactions) that you can take to prevent problems.   So, in April on the prairies, the best advice is to relax. Enjoy the sounds of the running melt water. Bask in the increasing heat of the sun. Enjoy a barbeque; go for a walk; go to the park; give the seed catalogues another look; but stay out of the garden. The following are examples of practices you should avoid in April:   First, do not remove the protective layer of mulch, perennial tops, fallen leaves, dead grass clippings from your yard and garden. The protective blanket will certainly be needed in the weeks ahead with unpredictable hard frosts. With the advent of spring, plant cold hardiness declines to the point where most plants are

damaged by as little as two or three degrees of frost after they start to grow. The protective litter layer will keep them from sprouting prematurely and will protect the new shoots and crowns from late frosts. Wait until mid-May to clean up the garden border and planting areas. You can either dig in last year’s plant growth where you can without disturbing perennial root systems or, if you must remove it, compost it for later use.   Second, ignore the ‘dusty’ layer left on the lawn following snow melt. And while it is OK to pick up candy wrappers and such, do not attempt to wash away the dust with your garden hose. The natural April showers will do this soon enough. Furthermore, in April, there is no such thing as a good irrigation. Little is growing yet because the soil hasn’t warmed up and because there is insufficient oxygen in the soil to support active root growth. Soil warming and oxygenation will be delayed if you apply water in April.   Another factor to consider is that during and immediately following the spring melt, the soil is saturated with water. Water cannot move downward because the subsoil is still frozen. But by early May, the large spring puddles and sloughs seem to disappear overnight. This coincides with the underground frost barrier thawing. Now the ground water can finally move downward, drawing air behind it so that plant

roots have sufficient oxygen to function.   Third, do not dig or till soil that is very wet. This will ruin the natural structure of the soil that has taken many years to develop. Even heavy foot traffic when the soil is saturated can be harmful. The harm occurs because when the natural pore spaces among soil particles are reduced or eliminated, water has a difficult time penetrating through the soil, there is insufficient air space to support healthy root systems, and roots have an extremely difficult time growing through such soil. In essence, you can end up hard pan.   Finally, avoid the rush to buy the green, very lush plants found at many retail outlets. These plants have just come off a refrigerated truck from literally more than a thousand miles away. They are out of step with the prairie seasons. All the other plants that live here already are still fast asleep. These imported plants if planted out now will be susceptible to late frosts. Although some plants are fairly forgiving in this regard, many are not. It makes sense to wait for the locally grown material to come around.   My grandma said, “leave the planting until the 3rd week of May.” She was right. Nothing really grows before then anyway because the soil is still too cold. Darryl Fehr   Darryl, together with his partner, Deanna (Dea) operates the LITTLE TREE NURSERY ( in Martensville.

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